• Short Summary

    THE THAI PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OPENED A BIG MILITARY WORKSHOP AT RANGSIT, 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF BANGKOK.

  • Description

    1.
    MCU THAI PREMIER KITTIKACHORN (REAR VIEW) PRESSES BUTTON AND BALLOONS RELEASED MARKING OPENING CEREMONY (TWO SHOTS)
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    2.
    MS KITTIKACHORN AND OTHERS TOWARDS WORKSHOP
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    3.
    MS GROUP INTO WORKSHOP (THREE SHOTS)
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    4.
    MLS GROUP IN TRUCK ASSEMBLY SECTION
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    5.
    MS AUSTRALIAN PLANT MECHANIC TALKS TO AUSTRALIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER
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    6.
    LS ASSEMBLING TRUCK
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    7.
    MS THAI SOLDIER SOLDERING
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    8.
    CU ANOTHER AT WORK
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    9.
    MS KITTIKACHORN AND OTHERS INSPECTING WORKSHOP
    0.59

    10.
    MS GROUP TALKING
    1.04

    11.
    LS GROUP IN WORKSHOP
    1.10



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE THAI PRIME MINISTER, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) OPENED A BIG MILITARY WORKSHOP AT RANGSIT, 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF BANGKOK. SITUATED IN A FORMER MARKET GARDEN AND RICE FIELD AREA, THE PROJECT HAS AN 80-ACRE COMPOUND. OFFICIALLY TERMED THE ARMED SERVICES VEHICLE REBUILD WORKSHOP, IT IS A THAI-AUSTRALIAN PROJECT BUILT UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SOUTH-EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION.

    THE WORKSHOP AND ITS FACILITIES HAVE COST NEARLY 50 MILLION BAHT (GBP880-THOUSAND STERLING) OF WHICH THAILAND HAS CONTRIBUTED MORE THAN 60 PER CENT IN THE FORM OF LAND, BUILDINGS, ACCOMMODATION AND ASSOCIATED COSTS. AUSTRALIA'S CONTRIBUTION HAS BEEN IN THE FORM OF STRUCTURAL MATERIALS, ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORKSHOP TOOLS AND SUPPLIES.

    THE WORKSHOP IS CAPABLE OF COMPLETELY RE-BUILDING ABOUT 80 VEHICLE A MONTH. IT HAS FACILITIES FOR HANDLING ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES RANGING FROM CARS TO HEAVY TRUCKS AND TRACTORS.

    DECISION TO ESTABLISH THE BIG WORKSHOP WAS MADE IN 1962 FOLLOWING DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE THAI AND AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTS. TODAY, THE WORKSHOP WITH A STAFF OF 450, HAS RE-CONDITIONING, RE-BUILDING, CLEANING, DISMANTLING AND ASSEMBLY, INSPECTION AND SERVICING, PAINTING, SUPPLY AND TOLL SECTIONS INCLUDED IN ITS VAST COMPLEX.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4BAJOEWTC5Z8RICDWQ7Q2UFXP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4BAJOEWTC5Z8RICDWQ7Q2UFXP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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