• Short Summary

    A NEW 50-MILLION AMERICAN DOLLAR PORT TO COPE WITH THE INCREASED AMERICAN MILITARY BUILDUP IN VIETNAM WAS OPENED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SAIGON ON MONDAY (JULY 10).

  • Description

    A NEW 50-MILLION AMERICAN DOLLAR PORT TO COPE WITH THE INCREASED AMERICAN MILITARY BUILDUP IN VIETNAM WAS OPENED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SAIGON ON MONDAY (JULY 10).

    THE HUGE PORT COMPLEX, KNOWN AS NEWPORT, IS CAPABLE OF BERTHING FOUR OCEAN-GOING VESSELS AND HANDLING 150,000 TONS OF CARGO A MONTH.

    IT SPRAWLS OVER 100 ACRES OF FORMER SWAMPY LAND ON THE SAIGON RIVER ON THE NORTHERN FRINGE OF THE VIETNAMESE CAPITAL.

    THE PROJECT, UNDERTAKEN BY AN AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY KNOWN AS "VIETNAM BUILDERS" AND THE AMERICAN NAVY WAS COMPLETED LAST SATURDAY AFTER 13 MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAPPO9L7M1QVMWIY6H1J99SHFU
    Media URN:
    VLVAPPO9L7M1QVMWIY6H1J99SHFU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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