• Short Summary

    THIS INGENIOUS SYSTEM COMPRISES A SOLID RAFT ANCHORED TO A CROSS RIVER CABLE. THROUGH A?

  • Description

    THIS INGENIOUS SYSTEM COMPRISES A SOLID RAFT ANCHORED TO A CROSS RIVER CABLE. THROUGH A COMPLICATED GEAR LINKAGE THE FERRY IS PROPELLED ACROSS THE RIVER BY THE FORCE OF THE LATER FLOWING DOWN THE STREAM. THE FERRY CARRIES UP TO 5,600 LBS.

    ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE PERAK RIVER WHERE THE ROAD CONTINUES TO KAMPONG DELTA, TWENTY EIGHT BRIDGES WERE NEEDED, TWENTY FIVE OF THEM WITHIN THE FIRST SEVEN MILES. SAPPERS OF THE 11TH INDEPENDENT FIELD SQUADRON, ROYAL ENGINEERS, WHICH INCLUDES AUSTRALIAN FIRST ENGINEER TROOPS WERE THE BRIDGE BUILDERS ON THIS SECTION.

    THE TROOPS ARE NOW IN THE FINAL PHASE OF THEIR WORK.

    ALREADY THE ROAD BUILT BY THE COMMONWEALTH TROOPS HAS BECOME A VALUABLE LINK IN OPENING UP NEARLY 5,000 ACRES OF FERTILE LAND TO THE MALAYAN PEOPLE AND ADD CONSIDERABLY TO THE GOVERNMENT'S RURAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME.

    MALAYAN GOVERNMENT WHICH HAS JUST LAUNCHED ITS SECOND FIVE-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN HAS STRESSED ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT SO MUCH THAT FIFTY PERCENT OF STATE SPENDING DURING THE NEXT FIVE YEARS UNDER THE PLAN WILL BE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE RURAL PEOPLE, LIKE BUILDING ROADS, SCHOOLS, CLINICS AND HELPING THEM IN FARMING, FISHERIES AND RUBBER GROWING.

    THE VILLAGES ALONG THE ROUTE HAVE ALREADY COME TO CONSIDER THE COMMONWEALTH TROOPS NOT ONLY AS GOOD FIGHTERS AGAINST THE BANDITS WHO HAVE HARASSED THEM FOR YEARS BUT AS FRIENDS IN THE REMOTE STRETCHES OF JUNGLES, RIVERS AND HILLS AMONG WHICH THEY LIVE ISOLATED.

    THE NEW ROAD ALSO WILL GREATLY HELP ACTION AGAINST THE COMMUNIST BANDITS, A SHALL NUMBER ESTIMATED AT FEW HUNDREDS, WHO STILL OPERATE ALONG THE MALAYA-THAI BORDER.

    MALAYA WHICH FOUGHT A WAR AGAINST THE COMMUNIST TERRORISTS FOR TWELVE-YEARS WITH THE HELP OF COMMONWEALTH TROOPS AND REDUCED THE TERRORIST NUMBER FROM ABOUT 13,000 TO A MERE HUNDREDS, OFFICIALLY DECLARED THE EMERGENCY OVER MID-LAST YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4DM0QPLGOP3S1562R5NXUH35N
    Media URN:
    VLVA4DM0QPLGOP3S1562R5NXUH35N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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