• Short Summary

    PREPARATIONS ARE NOW WELL UNDER WAY IN BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, FOR TWO BIG INTERNATIONAL EVENTS TO BE HELD THERE LATER THIS YEAR -- THE ASIA TRADE FAIR AND THE 5TH ASIAN GAMES.

  • Description

    PREPARATIONS ARE NOW WELL UNDER WAY IN BANGKOK, THE CAPITAL OF THAILAND, FOR TWO BIG INTERNATIONAL EVENTS TO BE HELD THERE LATER THIS YEAR -- THE ASIA TRADE FAIR AND THE 5TH ASIAN GAMES.

    THE TRADE FAIR, AT WHICH 40 COUNTRIES WILL BE REPRESENTED, INCLUDING AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, FRANCE, NORWAY AND THE UNITED STATES, IS TO BE HELP FROM LATE NOVEMBER TO EARLY DECEMBER.

    THE ASIAN GAMES WILL BE STAGED FROM DECEMBER 9 TO DECEMBER 20.

    THE TRADE FAIR IS EXPECTED TO BE THE LARGEST EVER HELD IN ASIA. IT IS SPONSORED BY ECAFE -- THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE FAR EAST.

    WORK ON THE BUILDING OF THE GAMES SITE IS NEARLY COMPLETED. THE SWIMMING POOL HAS BEEN ENLARGED AND MODERNISED, AND WORK ON THE HOCKEY FIELD IS CONTINUING WITH TEAMS OF MEN AND WOMEN LIFTING THE TURF BEFORE THE HEAVY ROLLERS MOVE IN.

    AT THE MAIN STADIUM, THAI ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, AS WELL AS THOUSANDS OF SCHOOLCHILDREN, HAVE BEEN PRACTISING FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES OF THE GAMES.

    SOME 2,500 ATHLETES ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE GAMES -- AND THEIR VILLAGE IS ALSO ALMOST READY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69RI98GAMN012CDO5847J9HTH
    Media URN:
    VLVA69RI98GAMN012CDO5847J9HTH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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