• 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

    1.
    LS. SIHANOUKVILLE'S SATELLITE TOWN
    5 ft

    2.
    LS. BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    7 ft

    3.
    LS.WORKMEN AT BUILDING SITE (THREE SHOTS)
    12 ft

    4.
    LS. SHOP HOUSES
    14 1/2 ft

    5.
    SIGNS (TWO SHOTS)
    17 1/2 ft

    6.
    LS. COMPLETED SHOP HOUSES
    20 1/2 ft

    7.
    LS. AIR STRIP
    22 1/2 ft

    8.
    LS. PORT
    25 ft

    9.
    MS. FRENCH FLAG ON SHIP
    26 ft

    10.
    LS. CARGO INTO SHIP
    30 1/2 ft

    11.
    LS. HARBOUR WORKERS
    33 ft

    12.
    LS. MORE CARGO INTO SHIP (TWO SHOTS)
    39 ft

    13.
    LS. LAKE IN SIHANOUKVILLE
    41 ft



    Initials CAR/S/MK/GAP/AB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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 - Including 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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