• Short Summary

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER AIR VICE MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, RESHUFFLED AND ENLARGED HIS CABINET YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN A FRESH BID TO SOLVE THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

  • Description

    SOUTH VIETNAMESE PRIME MINISTER AIR VICE MARSHAL NGUYEN CAO KY, RESHUFFLED AND ENLARGED HIS CABINET YESTERDAY (MONDAY) IN A FRESH BID TO SOLVE THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

    ANNOUNCING THIS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN SAIGON, HE SAID THE MILITARY AND ECONOMIC SITUATION HAD MADE THE CHANGES ESSENTIAL.

    THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCING THE CHANGES, APPEALED TO THE PEOPLE TO COOPERATE IN TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S DECISION TO GIVE FULL BACKING TO THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT'S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES.

    THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RECENT HONOLULU CONFERENCE WAS THAT THE INCREASED AMERICAN AID WOULD NOW ENABLE THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN INSURMOUNTABLE DUE TO LACK TO FUNDS. FINAL SUCCESS, HOWEVER, WOULD DEPEND ON THE ABILITY AND DETERMINATION OF THE PEOPLE TO HELP THEMSELVES.

    ONE OF THE MAIN CHANGES IN THE CABINET WAS THE APPOINTMENT OF MR. AUT TRUONG THAN AS ECONOMY AND FINANCE MINISTER IN PLACE OF MR. TRUONG THAI TON, WHO BECOMES ECONOMIC AND FINANCE ADVISER TO THE PRIME MINISTER.

    NEW MINISTRIES WERE SET UP FOR TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION AND VETERAN'S AFFAIRS. THE VETERAN'S AFFAIRS MINISTRY WILL HAVE AN ESTIMATED 300,000 VETERANS, WIDOWS AND FAMILIES TO LOOK AFTER.

    PORT AND SUPPLY AUTHORITIES WERE ALSO SET UP TO BREAK THE SEVERE SHIPPING CONGESTION THAT CURRENTLY EXISTS. THINGS ARE SO BAD AT THE MOMENT THAT IT TAKES AN AVERAGE OF SEVEN WEEKS TO TURN ROUND A CARGO VESSEL.

    THERE'S ALSO TO BE AN INSPECTORATE-GENERAL TO TAKE ACTION AT ALL LEVELS AGAINST CORRUPT OR MILITARY OFFICIALS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6BUVUVQS8NZX5VICQS3DY2C0L
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BUVUVQS8NZX5VICQS3DY2C0L
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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