The second phase of the big Uganda Spinning mill was completed and handed over by its builders in Lira on Friday (27 April).
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SV Mr. Athio presents gift to Mr. Kotchourov from Russia
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SV EXTERIOR..Mr. Athio and Ministers walk out of building
SV Civil engineers and guests inspect spinning wheels (6 shots)
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Background: The second phase of the big Uganda Spinning mill was completed and handed over by its builders in Lira on Friday (27 April).
Uganda's acting Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Athio, accepted the vital industrial plant from the Soviet Union company which built it.
The Soviet team, under the leadership of Mr. V. Kotshourov, the Chief Project Officer of the Energoproject Engineering and Contracting Company were in Lira for two and a half years to build the second phase of the mill.
Under Soviet administration, the project also employed 750 Ugandans during its construction.
The mill will produce carded and combed cotton yarn which will be made entirely from local cotton. This will become an important export commodity for Uganda. It will have a production capacity of 3,615 metric tons a year, and when it's in full operation, more than a thousand people will work at the mill.
SYNOPSIS: Work on Uganda's big new spinning mill finished on Friday only hours before it was officially handed over to the Uganda Government. The second phase of the ??? which ??? it into full production... has taken just under two and a half years, but it's about to become one of the most important centres of industry in Uganda. Work at the mill starts immediately.
It was built under an agreement with the Soviet Government by the Energoproject Engineering Contracting Company, and it was received by Uganda's acting Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Athio.
In his speech thanking the construction company, Mr. Athio paid special tribute to Mr. Kotahourov, the chief project officer, and presented him with a gift before he returned to Moscow... He had been in Uganda for two and a half years supervising the project.
Mr. Athio said that the building of the mill had done two vital things. It had employed at least 750 Ugandans on the construction project, and it had provided a vital boost for the nation's cotton output.
With an expected record crop of half a million bales this year, the new spinning mill will become a centre of the export industry in Uganda. When it's fully operating, it will be able to produce 3,615 metria tons of cotton a year.