• Short Summary

    THE ONCE BUSY SIHANOUKVILLE PORT, BUILT WITH FRENCH AID TOTALLING THREE MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS, IS NOW MOVING AT A VERY SLOW PACE.

  • Description

    THE ONCE BUSY SIHANOUKVILLE PORT, BUILT WITH FRENCH AID TOTALLING THREE MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS, IS NOW MOVING AT A VERY SLOW PACE. THE PORT, IN THE GULF OF THAILAND, CAN ACCOMMODATE THREE OCEAN-GOING STEAMERS AT A TIME.

    IT IS LINKED WITH PHNOM PENH, THE CAMBODIAN CAPITAL, BY THE 130-MILE AMERICAN HIGHWAY WHICH IS FALLING APART. EXPERTS CLAIM THAT UNLESS THE WASHED-AWAY PARTS ARE REBUILT, THE WHOLE HIGHWAY WILL GRADUALLY DISINTEGRATE. BUT WITH THE WITHDRAWAL OF AMERICAN AID, FINANCE IS A PROBLEM.

    MEANWHILE, THE SATELLITE TOWN IS EXPANDING WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SHOPS, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS, ALL OWNED BY SONGSAK KITCHPANICH, CHAIRMAN OF THE PHNOM PENH BANK, WHO FLED FROM THE COUNTRY RECENTLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4GJWZY9WHHPEBMTC751HRVLWB
    Media URN:
    VLVA4GJWZY9WHHPEBMTC751HRVLWB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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