• Short Summary

    FORTY THOUSAND PEOPLE CHEERED WHILE FIRE-CRACKERS CRACKLED WHEN ACTING PRIME MINISTER WANG YUN-WU CUT A RIBBON TO OFFICIALLY OPEN TAIWAN'S NEW INTERNATIONAL PORT AT HUALIEN ON SEPTEMBER 2ND.

  • Description

    FORTY THOUSAND PEOPLE CHEERED WHILE FIRE-CRACKERS CRACKLED WHEN ACTING PRIME MINISTER WANG YUN-WU CUT A RIBBON TO OFFICIALLY OPEN TAIWAN'S NEW INTERNATIONAL PORT AT HUALIEN ON SEPTEMBER 2ND.

    HUALIEN HARBOUR IS TAIWAN'S THIRD INTERNATIONAL PORT, WITH DEEP-WATER WHARVES CAPABLE OF HANDLING SEVERAL 10,000-TON VESSELS AT A TIME, AS WELL AS FREIGHTERS UP TO 3,000-TONS. RAILWAYS AND ROADS HAVE BEEN LAID CLOSE TO THE WHARVES, AFFORDING QUICK AND EFFICIENT HANDLING OPERATIONS.

    OTHER FACILITIES OFFERED BY THE PORT ARE REPAIR SHOPS; A SLIPWAY CAPABLE OF HANDLING VESSELS UP TO 500-TONS; CRANES OF THE LATEST ELECTRIC TYPE; DREDGERS; AND WATER AND REVICTUALLING SERVICES.

    FIRST STARTED AS A LOCAL PORT IN 1939, HUALIEN HANDLED ABOUT 200,000 TONS A YEAR: NOW IT HANDLES 300,000 TONS, IN SPITE OF BEING BADLY DAMAGED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. IT HAS BEEN THIS INCREASE WHICH HAS MADE A PLANNED EXPANSION PROGRAMME ESSENTIAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABBP78HH8MX5XMZZ4IW4XC4IOE
    Media URN:
    VLVABBP78HH8MX5XMZZ4IW4XC4IOE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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