• Short Summary

    A SIX MAN AUSTRALIAN AID TEAM IS NOW IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM ON AN 11-DAY TOUR.?

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    A SIX MAN AUSTRALIAN AID TEAM IS NOW IN EMBATTLED VIETNAM ON AN 11-DAY TOUR. COMPRISING EXPERTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS, HOUSING COMMISSION AND THE FORESTRY DEPARTMENT, THEY ARE STUDYING WAYS IN WHICH AUSTRALIAN CIVIL AID TO VIETNAM CAN BE INCREASED.

    YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), IT'S MEMBERS VISITED A LOW COST HOUSING PROJECT IN SAIGON AND ALSO SOME OF THE SLUM AREAS CROWDED WITH REFUGEES AND DISPLACED PERSONS.

    THE PROPOSAL TO SEND THE TEAM WAS MADE DURING THE RECENT VISIT TO AUSTRALIA BY THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE PREMIER NGUYEN CAO-KY.

    TWO MEMBERS OF THE TEAM ARE FROM THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AND FOUR EXPERTS FROM THE NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT.

    THEY ARE SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN LOW COST HOUSING PROJECTS, THE DEVELOPMENT OF FORESTRY RESERVES AND WATER SUPPLY.

    CURRENTLY, THEY'RE HAVING TALKS WITH SENIOR VIETNAMESE OFFICERS OF THE MINISTRIES OF PUBLIC WORKS AND AGRICULTURE. THEY WILL MAKE FIELD TRIPS TO INSPECT CONDITIONS IN SIX PROVINCES BEFORE RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA626919L7UIM7Y0G9BWT4DP4M
    Media URN:
    VLVAA626919L7UIM7Y0G9BWT4DP4M
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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