• Short Summary

    THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL ASIAN TRADE FAIR WAS OPENED NEAR BANGKOK YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THE COLOURFUL CEREMONY?

  • Description

    THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL ASIAN TRADE FAIR WAS OPENED NEAR BANGKOK YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). THE COLOURFUL CEREMONY WAS PRESIDED OVER BY KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ OF THAILAND. THE SITE OF THE FAIR IS AT HUA MARK, 10 MILES FROM THE THAI CAPITAL.

    THE 23-DAY FAIR WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED WHEN THE KING PRESSED A BUTTON, RELEASING THOUSANDS OF BALLOONS AND PIGEONS -- ONE FOR EACH YEAR OF THE 2509 YEARS OF THE BUDDHIST CALENDAR.

    THE 34 NATIONS PARTICIPATING ARE: AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BRITAIN, CANADA, CEYLON, TAIWAN, FINLAND, FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, HONGKONG, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, KUWAIT, LAOS, MALAYSIA, NEPAL, THE NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, PAKISTAN, THE PHILIPPINES, POLAND, SINGAPORE, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND, THAILAND, THE SOVIET UNION, THE UNITED STATES, SOUTH VIETNAM AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

    THE HALL OF NATIONS HOUSES STANDS OF GOVERNMENTS LIKE THOSE OF SWEDEN AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA WHICH DO NOT HAVE THEIR OWN PAVILIONS.

    THE EXHIBITION IS A STRIKINGLY MODERNISTIC FAIR BUILDING OFFERING EVERYTHING FROM SWISS WATCHES AND PHOTO EXHIBITS TO HUGE MACHINERY.

    AIMS OF THE FAIR, SPONSORED BY THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE FAR EAST (ECAFE) ARE THE PROMOTION OF TRADE BETWEEN DEVELOPED AND UNDER-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF INVESTMENT IN UNDER-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.

    THE ASIAN EXHIBITS PROVIDED THE BIGGEST SURPRISE WITH NEARLY EVERY NATION DEMONSTRATING THAT IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ITEMS RANGING FROM SOPHISTICATED TELEVISION SETS TO HEAVY AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY.

    OFFICIALS SAID THE EMPHASIS ON CAPITAL GOODS WAS THE RESULT OF THE KEEN COMPETITION FOR THE LOCAL-CONSUMER MARKETS AS EACH NATION IS PRODUCING MORE AND MORE OF ITS OWN NEEDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABE9HWRNRVF7B05MK086BDESQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAABE9HWRNRVF7B05MK086BDESQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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