• Short Summary

    President Felix Houphouet-Boinny on Friday (4 December) inaugurated a new dry-cell battery factory at Vridi, the industrial area outside the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT. New factory (2 shots)
    0.05

    2.
    SV President greeted & walks to dais
    0.11

    3.
    GV Officials seated
    0.14

    4.
    CU Eyers speaking (SOF)
    0.35

    5.
    GV Audience
    0.38

    6.
    CU Diawara speaking (SOF IN FRENCH)
    1.28

    7.
    SV President & officials
    1.33

    8.
    SV President rises to cut tape
    1.34

    9.
    CU President cutting tape
    1.41

    10.
    GV INT. Factory conveyor belt carrying batteries
    1.44

    11.
    CU & SV President
    1.55

    12.
    SV President watching men at work (4 shots)
    2.10

    13.
    GV Large batteries ready for despatch
    2.13


    TRANSCRIPT:



    SEQ. 4: EYERS: "We see here..."



    "...battery factory."



    SEQ. 6: DIAWARA: "Jusqu'ici...."



    "...quatre-vingt."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Felix Houphouet-Boinny on Friday (4 December) inaugurated a new dry-cell battery factory at Vridi, the industrial area outside the Ivory Coast capital, Abidjan. The factory has been built by the Union-Carbide company at a cost of GBP 1,200,000 Sterling.

    The factory, built in nine months, will employ 150 people and will produce up to 50-million batteries a year, sufficient for the Ivory Coast's own needs and a surplus for export to other West African countries.

    Union-Carbide, an American-based company, now has 33 manufacturing centres throughout the world. Officials of the parent company in the United States attended Friday's ceremony.

    The African regional director of Union-Carbide, Mr Howard Eyers, welcomed the official guests, and the Ivory Coast Minister of Economic Planning, Mr Mohamed Diawara, in address wished Union-Carbide's project in Vridi good fortune.

    After cutting the tape, President Houphouet-Boigny made a tour of the factory, watching various aspects of production.

    The President showed a close interest in the manufacturing process.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACS5LG3L0FOA70F61NXWCZ5RAJ
    Media URN:
    VLVACS5LG3L0FOA70F61NXWCZ5RAJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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