• Short Summary

    THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK, HAS INAUGURATED A NEW PETROLEUM REFINERY IN SIHANOUKVILLE, THE THRIVING PORT-CITY THAT HAS BEEN BUILT UP FROM NOTHING IN A FEW YEARS.

  • Description

    THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK, HAS INAUGURATED A NEW PETROLEUM REFINERY IN SIHANOUKVILLE, THE THRIVING PORT-CITY THAT HAS BEEN BUILT UP FROM NOTHING IN A FEW YEARS.

    THE REFINERY, WHICH WAS BUILT WITH ASSISTANCE FROM FRANC, IS THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN THIS UNUSUAL INDUSTRIAL AND TOURIST CENTRE.

    FOURTEEN YEARS AGO THIS AREA WAS A STRETCH OF BEAUTIFUL BUT LONELY BEACH WITH A FEW HOLIDAY HOUSES.

    TODAY IT SI A BUSTLING PORT AND INDUSTRIAL CENTRE WITH THE UNIQUE ASSET OF THOSE NILES OF BEACH -- NOW NOT SO LONELY.

    CAMBODIA'S ONLY PORT, SIHANOUKVILLE IS ON THE GULF OF THAILAND 130 MILES SOUTH OF PHNOM PENH. IT ALREADY HAS MODERN LUXURY HOTELS, INDUSTRY, SHIPPING, AND TOURISM, AND IT IS THE SITE FOR A PROTECTED FREE-TRADING ZONE IN WHICH THERE WILL BE NO CUSTOMS DUTY, OR TURNOVER TAXES. PRINCE SIHANOUK HAS GIVEN GUARANTEES THAT FOREIGN FIRMS TRADING THERE WILL NOT BE NATIONALISED FOR AT LEAST 20 YEARS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABWMOMY5IJRNTXDH9P10L34VFM
    Media URN:
    VLVABWMOMY5IJRNTXDH9P10L34VFM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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