• Short Summary

    Following a recent suggestion by the Mayor of Abidjan, Emmanuel Dioulu, the inland city of Yamassoukro is to be officially designated the Ivory Coast's capital.

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    GV Mosques (2 shots)
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    GV PAN Traffic along avenue, past sparse buildings (2 shots)
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    GV People at open air market
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    GV PAN Building under construction
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    GV Presidential residence
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    CU/PULL BACK TO GV Portrait of President Houphouet-Boigny in front of town hall
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    SV President getting into car as surrounding crowd watches
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    GVs/SVs Modern building including hotel (7 shots)
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    Crowd around golf course watching players
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    GV Players on course
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    11.
    GV Mosque
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Following a recent suggestion by the Mayor of Abidjan, Emmanuel Dioulu, the inland city of Yamassoukro is to be officially designated the Ivory Coast's capital. The idea had been discussed unofficially, when the ruling Parti Democratique de la Cote d'Ivoire (PDCI) decided to move the capital to Yamassoukro, the birthplace of President Felix Houphouet-Boigny. New building work has already been carried out in the city, known for its impressive network of wide, open boulevards. Some educational establishments have been set up and the Hotel le President is already the venue for international conferences. Since gaining independence from France in 1960, the then capital Abidjan, grew from a population of 50,000 to nearly two million. M. Dioulu says the government will save money by moving to Yamassoukro, enabling domestic water, sewage and electricity supplies to be laid on as the city expands. President Houphouet-Boigny was guest of honour during the third Ivory Coast open golf tournament, in Yamassoukro on March 6. The winner of the 11,000 dollar first prize was Scotsman Bill Longmuir, Curtis Strange of the United States was runner up. The new Ivory Coast capital should provide facilities for all once the building work is completed and the seat of government moves to Yamassoukro.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA71VO6FDQB04LXZK0YH4J7TJ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAA71VO6FDQB04LXZK0YH4J7TJ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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