• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU WENT ON MONDAY (APRIL 21) TO VUNG TAU - A COASTAL TOWN SOME 40 MILES SOUTH OF SAIGON - TO THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE FIRST VILLAGE CHIEFS TO BE TRAINED UNDER A NEW PROGRAMME STARTED BY THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAM'S PRESIDENT NGUYEN VAN THIEU WENT ON MONDAY (APRIL 21) TO VUNG TAU - A COASTAL TOWN SOME 40 MILES SOUTH OF SAIGON - TO THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE FIRST VILLAGE CHIEFS TO BE TRAINED UNDER A NEW PROGRAMME STARTED BY THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT.

    THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE REVOLUTIONARY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE AND IS THE CULMINATION OF A COURSE FOR THE YOUNG VILLAGE CHIEFS WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HOPES WILL SOLIDIFY THE ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM IN THE RURAL AREAS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO PUT AN END TO VIET CONG INFILTRATION.

    PRESIDENT THIEU, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY PRIME MINISTER TRAN VAN HUONG, THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS, STATED THAT THE PROGRAMME WAS PART OF PLANS FOR 1969 WHICH, HE ADDED, IS THE YEAR OF VICTORY.

    IN SOUTH VIETNAM THERE ARE SOME 1145 VILLAGE CHIEFS, WHOSE INFLUENCE ON THE VILLAGERS IS VERY STRONG, THAT IS WHY PRESIDENT THIEU SETS GREAT IMPORTANCE ON THE NEW PLAN ABOUT WHICH HE SAID: "THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN THIS COUNTRY, IN THE HISTORY OF VIETNAM, THAT WE HAVE A PROGRAMME TO TRAIN THE VILLAGE CHIEF."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1C5CJ0LFAGMVYSOND0QBM3G9W
    Media URN:
    VLVA1C5CJ0LFAGMVYSOND0QBM3G9W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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