• Short Summary

    KING MAHENDRA INAUGURATED NEPAL'S FIRST BRICK AND TILE FACTORY ON TUESDAY (12 MARCH) IN KATHMANDU.?

  • Description

    KING MAHENDRA INAUGURATED NEPAL'S FIRST BRICK AND TILE FACTORY ON TUESDAY (12 MARCH) IN KATHMANDU. THE KING AND QUEEN LATER INSPECTED THE FACTORY BUILT WITH 1-MILLION DOLLARS (APPROX. GBP412,500 STERLING) WORTH OF AID FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

    THEIR MAJESTIES WERE ACCOMPANIED BY PRINCE GYAWENDRA, PRINCE DHIRENDRA AND PRIME MINISTER THAPA. AT THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY, MINISTER SURENDRA BAHADUR BASNET REFERRED TO THE CHINESE CO-OPERATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS AND INDUSTRIALISATION. HE SAID THAT THE FRIENDSHIP EXISTING BETWEEN NEPAL AND CHINA PROVED THAT COUNTRIES COULD HAVE CORDIAL RELATIONS WITHOUT HAVING THE SAME POLITICAL-SYSTEMS. NEPAL'S LIMITED RESOURCES PREVENTED THEM FROM GIVING MATERIAL HELP TO THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA BUT THEY WOULD CONTINUE THEIR EFFORTS TO GET CHINA INTO THE UNITED NATIONS.

    THE CHINESE CHARGE D'AFFAIRS TU-KU-WEI THANKED HIS MAJESTY'S GOVERNMENT AND THE NEPALESE PEOPLE FOR THEIR FRIENDLY TREATMENT AND SUPPORT. HE APPRECIATED NEPAL'S EFFORTS TO DEVELOP HER NATIONAL ECONOMY UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF HIS MAJESTY THE KING AND SAID THE CHINESE PEOPLE SHOULD EMULATE THE ENTHUSIASM AND PERSEVERANCE SHOWN BY THE NEPALESE PEOPLE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FACTORY. CO-OPERATION FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BETWEEN CHINESE AND NEPALESE PEOPLE HAD REACHED THE HIGHEST PEAK WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE BRICK AND TILE FACTORY.

    LEADER OF THE CHINESE TECHNICIANS CHANG CHENG PHU SAID THE NEPALESE PEOPLE WERE VERY INDUSTRIOUS, COURAGEOUS, HARD-WORKING AND PATRIOTIC. PROJECT MANAGER GAURINATH RIMAL REPORTED THAT THE FACTORY HAD SO FAR PRODUCED 80 LAKH BRICKS AND THE PRODUCTION CAPACITY HAD NOW GONE ??? FROM 60-THOUSAND TO 80-THOUSAND A DAY. FLOOR AND ROOF TILES WERE ALSO UNDER TRIAL PRODUCTION WITH 4-HUNDRED WORKERS AT THE FACTORY EACH DAY. THE PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN EIGHT YEARS WITH AN ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF 20-MILLION BRICKS AND HALF A MILLION TILES.

    THE QUEEN JOINED KING MAHENDRA AT THE UNVEILING CEREMONY OF A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UWPH4HDEGB7CV4UF8RXM0RDT
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UWPH4HDEGB7CV4UF8RXM0RDT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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