Former foreign-owned industries in south Vietnam are continuing production under direction of the new Communist government.
GV National Electric Factory (3 shots)
SV Flags flying
SV INT Women on production line making circuits for television sets (3 shots)
CU & SV Ho Chi Min on television screen then girls testing sets (3 shots)
GV Kubota Farm Machinery Factory
SV Slogan on banner
GV & SV Workers in factory (4 shots)
CU & GV Finished farm machinery awaiting shipment
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Background: Former foreign-owned industries in south Vietnam are continuing production under direction of the new Communist government.
Two factories originally owned by Japanese at Bien Hoa, near Saigon, are typical of the government's drive to get the country's industry back to full production.
One, the National Electric Factory, is still being run by the plat's President, appointed by the Japanese. It makes television sets.
The other, the Kubota Farm Machinery Factory, re-opened last month and is now turning out a variety of agricultural equipment.
The Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam is trying to attract foreign investment to pay for the raw materials urgently needed to maintain production.
Before the fall of the Thieu regime, both factories relied for most of their machinery and spare parts on imports from Japan.
Now, both plants face the possibility that they will run out of essential equipment for manufacture before the end of the year. So the government has launched a programme to feed production from domestic processes...hopefully financed by foreign investment.