• Short Summary

    A COMPLETELY REBUILT AND FULLY EQUIPPED MARKET WAS DEDICATED IN VIENTIANE ON MAY 10 WITH MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS NGON SANANIKONE AND AMERICAN AMBASSADOR LEONARD UNGER AS THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS.

  • Description

    A COMPLETELY REBUILT AND FULLY EQUIPPED MARKET WAS DEDICATED IN VIENTIANE ON MAY 10 WITH MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS NGON SANANIKONE AND AMERICAN AMBASSADOR LEONARD UNGER AS THE PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS.THE MARKET COVERS AN AREA OF 19,000 SQUARE METERS, AND IT WAS DESIGNED TO SERVE A POPULATION OF 150,000 PEOPLE.

    VIRTUALLY ALL THAT REMAINS OF THE OLD MARKET IS THE ELABORATE AND BEAUTIFUL ROOF AND FRIEZE, WHICH WERE REDECORATED BY FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT.

    THE MARKET SERVES AS A PLACE TO WHICH FARMERS FROM MANY MILES AROUND VIENTIANE CAN BRING IN THEIR PRODUCE FOR SALE IT WILL ALSO HOUSE MERCHANTS WHO SELL IMPORTED GOODS AND WILL BE USED AS A COMMUNITY CENTER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3073Q6AA9AL8N3ES5YC7NXIGJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3073Q6AA9AL8N3ES5YC7NXIGJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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