A four-man mission from the European Development Fund, on a week-long visit to the Ivory Coast, on Tuesday (Jan 18th) toured Abidjan's fishing port -- which is scheduled for improvements under a grant form the fund.
GV French cargo vessel in port PAN TO LV loading in progress
MV European Development Fund delegation on quayside
GV Dockside workers
SV Official shows fish in trucks to delegation
MV Frozen fish being lifted onto ship as delegation look on (3 shots)
MVs tuna fish lowered onto fishery boat and sorted on deck (3 shots)
CU TILT Up other fish unloaded onto deck
CU Tuna fish
GV & MV Fishermen repairing nets (2 shots)
MV & GV Truck-loads of tuna being taken to freezing plant (2 shots)
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Background: A four-man mission from the European Development Fund, on a week-long visit to the Ivory Coast, on Tuesday (Jan 18th) toured Abidjan's fishing port -- which is scheduled for improvements under a grant form the fund. A sum of 300 million CFA france has been allocated to prevent the silting up of the approach to the port.
SYNOPSIS: The fishing part at Abidjan is to benefit form a major grant form the European Development Fund. On tuesday, a four-man mission form the fund visited the port to see the existing installation The fund has allocated a sum of three-hundred million CFA francs towards improving the approaches to the port.
Money from the grant will be spent on building a new jetty to prevent sand from blocking the deepwater entrance channel. A large proportion of the fish processed at the port is eventually scheduled for the European market.
Besides seeing the fishing port, the European Development Fund mission had talks with Ivorian leaders -- and announced the grant of a further fifty-million francs to help fight disease.