• Short Summary

    CAMBODIA'S TRADITIONAL METHODS OF CULTIVATING VAST ACRES OF RICH AGRICULTURAL LAND HAVE COME TO AN END.

  • Description

    CAMBODIA'S TRADITIONAL METHODS OF CULTIVATING VAST ACRES OF RICH AGRICULTURAL LAND HAVE COME TO AN END. ON WEDNESDAY THE CAMBODIAN HEAD OF STATE, PRINCE NORODOM SIHANOUK, OPENED AN ASSEMBLY PLANT IN PHNOM PENH FOR FRENCH AND CZECHOSLOVAKIAN-MANUFACTURED TRACTORS, TRUCKS AND MOTORCYCLES.

    THE PLANT IS A BRAINCHILD OF THE PRINCE ... THE VEHICLES ARE NOT FOR EXPORT, BUT WILL HELP RAISE THE LIVING STANDARDS OF CAMBODIANS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF MODERN AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY, CAMBODIA HOPES TO SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE HER CROP OUTPUT IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

    FOR GENERATIONS, CAMBODIAN FARMERS HAVE CULTIVATED THE 181,000 SQUARE KILOMETRES OF FARMLAND WITH THEIR BARE HANDS AND THE USE OF WATER-BUFFALOES AND OTHER PRIMITIVE METHODS.

    THE TRUCKS WILL HELP THE FARMERS TO TRANSPORT THEIR PRODUCE TO THE MARKETS MUCH FASTER WHERE THEY CAN FETCH BETTER PRICES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVARUC7O9NQ1C8W0ZCJNOSS3OD0
    Media URN:
    VLVARUC7O9NQ1C8W0ZCJNOSS3OD0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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