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    On the 13th anniversary of Mauritania's independence, President Ould Daddah formally opened a major gypsum quarry at N'Drahamacha, 37 miles (60 kms) outside the nation's capital, Nouakchott.

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    LV President Ould Daddah of Mauritania being greeted
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    SV Flag flying
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    Lv President Ould Daddah walking towards camera
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    SV Pan President Ould Daddah inspects Guard of Honour
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    SV Flags tilt down to sign "Carriere de Gypse"
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    GV President Ould Daddah and others walking to perform ceremony
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    SV Pan Quarry pit with Mauritanian flag draped on quarry wall
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    TV President Ould Daddah cuts ribbon pan to others applauding
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    CU President Ould Daddah pan to equipment (2 shots)
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    Background: On the 13th anniversary of Mauritania's independence, President Ould Daddah formally opened a major gypsum quarry at N'Drahamacha, 37 miles (60 kms) outside the nation's capital, Nouakchott.

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Wednesday (5 December). It should have taken place over two months ago, but weather conditions led to the ceremony's postponement.

    The quarry is owned by Mauritania's Societe Nationale Industrielle at Miniere (SNIM). In a speech at the opening, the minister for Planning and Industrial Development, M. Side Abdallahi, Called the quarry the first "Organised and rational use of a mineral resource" during recent times in the country.

    The quarry is expected to yield 15,000 tons of gypsum a year. Most of the gypsum will be exported to a cement factory at Rufisque, Senegal. Mauritania will now be able to purchase cement from Senegal at a 12 per cent discount.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SVKREPO5WY3NDLR3EZISX8AD
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SVKREPO5WY3NDLR3EZISX8AD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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