• Short Summary

    KING SAVANG VATTHANA OF LAOS AND KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ OF THAILAND MET ON MONDAY IN THE MIDSTREAM OF THE MEKONG RIVER, THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THEIR TWO COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    KING SAVANG VATTHANA OF LAOS AND KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ OF THAILAND MET ON MONDAY IN THE MIDSTREAM OF THE MEKONG RIVER, THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THEIR TWO COUNTRIES. THEIR MEETING WAS TO OPEN A NEW TRANSMISSION LINE INTERLINKING THE POWER SYSTEMS OF LAOS AND THAILAND.

    THE KINGS MET ON A RAFT OPPOSITE THE NORTH EASTERN THAI BORDER TOWN OF NONGKHAI. THE CEREMONY WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS INCLUDING THE PRIME MINISTER OF LAOS, PRINCE SOUVANNA PHOUMA AND THE PRIME MINISTER OF THAILAND, FIELD MARSHAL THANOM KITTIKACHORN, AND BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE UNITED NATIONS AND FROM THE MEKONG COMMITTEE WHICH INCLUDES CAMBODIA AND SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE TRANSMISSION LINE LINKS THE NAM PONG NAN PUNG POWER SYSTEM OF THE NORTH EASTERN ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY AT UDON IN THAILAND TO THAT OF THE ELECTRICITE DU LAOS AT VIENTIANE IN LAOS. IT IS THE MEANS OF THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF ELECTRIC POWER UNDER THE MEKONG COMMITTEE PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOWER MEKONG BASIN. AT THIS STAGE ELECTRICITY WILL PASS FROM THAILAND TO LAOS TO PROVIDE POWER FOR THE NAM NGUM PROJECT SITE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB65927388CZOLEMQ2TGZ4L6T7
    Media URN:
    VLVAB65927388CZOLEMQ2TGZ4L6T7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:07:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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