• Short Summary

    BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR, PAKSE, AN AREA SITUATED WEST OF SOUTHERN LAOS, WILL BE BRIGHTENED UP.

  • Description

    BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR, PAKSE, AN AREA SITUATED WEST OF SOUTHERN LAOS, WILL BE BRIGHTENED UP. THIS IS BEING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DAM WHICH WILL PROVIDE ELECTRICITY TO THE ENTIRE DISTRICT.

    WORK ON THE DAM, A JOINT PROJECT OF FRANCE AND LAOS, STARTED IN 1966 AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER, 1968. IT IS LOCATED AT SEDONE, ABOUT 19 MILES OF PAKSE.

    ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO, A LAOTIAN ROYAL PARTY VISITED THE DAM. THEY INCLUDED CROWN PRINCE HERITIER (IN MILITARY OUTFIT) AND THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, PRINCE BOUN OUM. THEY WERE TAKEN ON A TOUR BY THE CHIEF ENGINEER, MR. SOMDETH.

    THE DAM WILL HAVE TWO TURBINE-POWERED GENERATORS, EACH CAPABLE OF AN OUTPUT OF 850 KILOWATTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAATDHENGHEEULYKWT194LLWHWE
    Media URN:
    VLVAATDHENGHEEULYKWT194LLWHWE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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