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Selected Speeches Of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I



IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS


.... In the past twelve months, significant improvements have been effected in the Empire’s transportation and communications systems. Additional funds are being expended in the expansion of the nation’s telecommunications network which will serve to bring our neighbours closer to us. Modern jet aircraft have been added to the fleet of Ethiopian Air Lines bringing the entire world measurably closer to our doorstep. The most modern international airport facilities have been added to our civil aviation system as part of a coordinated programme which will make Addis Ababa an increasingly important centre for air travel. The Third Highway Programme will add new roads to Ethiopia’s highway system and modernize roads which already exist. The improvement in these areas will encourage accelerated economic activity as men travel to and from Ethiopia and throughout the countryside more comfortably and quickly. And as travel facilities improve, an expanded effort to attract tourists is being undertaken in order that friends from foreign lands may come to know of Ethiopia’s climate, her spectacular natural beauty and her many historic attractions and places of interest. The rewards which accrue to the nation more than justify these activities....

November 21, 1963.


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