• Short Summary

    AMONG THE INDUSTRIALISATION PROJECTS OF SOUTH VIETNAM IS ONE OF THE LARGEST GLASS FACTORIES IN THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    1.
    LS. GLASS FACTORY
    3 1/2 ft

    2.
    MLS. INTERIOR
    5 ft

    3.
    MLS. MOLTEN GLASS BEING CAST (7 SHOTS)
    25 ft

    4.
    MLS. BOTTLES IN STACK
    29 ft

    5.
    LS. SPINNING FACTORY
    31 ft

    6.
    MLS. SHOTS IN SPINNING FACTORY (6 SHOTS)
    47 ft

    7.
    LS. WEAVING SECTION (3 SHOTS)
    54 ft

    8.
    LS. TESTING LAB. (4 SHOTS)
    61 ft

    9.
    LS. TEXTILE FACTORY
    64 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AMONG THE INDUSTRIALISATION PROJECTS OF SOUTH VIETNAM IS ONE OF THE LARGEST GLASS FACTORIES IN THE COUNTRY.

    THE VIETNAM GLASS COMPANY WITH CAPITAL OF HALF MILLION POUNDS STERLING IS 51 PERCENT GOVERNMENT OWNED. ABOUT 45 PERCENT IS OWNED BY A FRENCH COMPANY AND THE REST IS HELD BY PRIVATE INVESTORS.

    IMPORT OF MACHINERY FROM U.S. WAS FINANCED BY U.S. GOVERNMENT UNDER I.C.A. THE COMPANY PRODUCES 57 TONS OF GLASS ARTICLES A DAY. BULK OF RAW MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE LOCALLY... SILICA FROM BARIA, CALCIUM AND DOLOMITE FROM HATIEN AND FELSPAR FROM DALAT. SODA ASH AND OTHER CHEMICALS ARE IMPORTED.

    THE FACTORY WAS BUILD IN 18 MONTHS AND CAME INTO OPERATION END OF LAST YEAR. IT PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT FOR 230 PEOPLE.

    ANOTHER ENTERPRISE IS THE VIETNAM TEXTILE COMPANY ALSO 51 PERCENT OWNED BY GOVERNMENT AND REST BY PRIVATE INTERESTS. THE FACTORY HAS 20,000 SPINDLES AND 400 LOOMS AND MAKES 40,000 YARDS OF TEXTILES. THE OUTPUT IS TO BE DOUBLED NEXT YEAR TO CLOSE THE GAP SOME MORE BETWEEN SUPPLY AND DEMAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE4SPYKFMOF06CDTARHJN0R7N4
    Media URN:
    VLVAE4SPYKFMOF06CDTARHJN0R7N4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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