• Short Summary

    A NEW HIGHWAY, LINKING THE PORT OF SATTAHIP, SOUTH WEST OF BANGKOK, WITH KORAT, IN THE FAR NORTH EAST OF THAILAND, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON WEDNESDAY BY FIELD-MARSHALL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, THE PRIME MINISTER OF THAILAND.

  • Description

    A NEW HIGHWAY, LINKING THE PORT OF SATTAHIP, SOUTH WEST OF BANGKOK, WITH KORAT, IN THE FAR NORTH EAST OF THAILAND, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON WEDNESDAY BY FIELD-MARSHALL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, THE PRIME MINISTER OF THAILAND. ON THE SAME DAY, THE PRIME MINISTER OPENED ANOTHER PROJECT BUILT WITH UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE -- A RESERVOIR TO SUPPLY WATER MAINLY TO MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN THE SATTAHIP AND U-TAPAO AREAS.

    THE 210 MILE (337 KM) LONG HIGHWAY TOOK NEARLY EIGHT YEARS TO COMPLETE AND COST 40,000,000 U.S. DOLLARS. IT IS OF CONSIDERABLE ECONOMIC AND MILITARY SIGNIFICANCE TO THAILAND, PROVIDING A RAPID LINE OF COMMUNICATION FROM THE STRATEGIC PORT OF SATTAHIP TO THE SENSITIVE NORTH-EASTERN BORDER REGION OF THAILAND.

    THE BANG PHAI RESERVOIR WAS FINANCED BY THE AMERICANS AT A COST OF 4,800,000 DOLLARS. IT COVERS AN EXPANSE OF NEARLY 1,000 ACRES (404 HECTARES) AND CAN STORE 2,000,000,000 GALLONS OF WATER. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SATTAHIP REGION HAS ALREADY BROUGHT ABOUT AN INCREASE IN THE POPULATION OF THE AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA44I8YQRLA5PHOI1ZD265TRLXX
    Media URN:
    VLVA44I8YQRLA5PHOI1ZD265TRLXX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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