• Short Summary

    MALAYSIA'S FIRST NATIONAL PINEAPPLE CANNERY IN THE STATE OF JOHORE, SOUTHERN MALAYA, WAS OPENED BY THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    MALAYSIA'S FIRST NATIONAL PINEAPPLE CANNERY IN THE STATE OF JOHORE, SOUTHERN MALAYA, WAS OPENED BY THE MALAYSIAN PRIME MINISTER, TUNKU ABDUL RAHMAN, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). BUILT WITHIN THE SMALLGROWERS' AREA, IT HAD COST $5 MILLION MALAYSIAN ABOUT 425,000 POUNDS STERLING. THE CANNERY EMPLOYS MORE THAN 400 WORKERS RECRUITED FROM THE BANKS OF THE SMALLGROWERS.

    THE CANNERY, ONE OF THE MOST MODERN IN THE WORLD, IS EQUIPPED WITH UP-TO-DATE PREPARATION AND PROCESSING MACHINERY -- MOST OF IT MADE IN AUSTRALIA. IT HOPES TO PROCESS 300 TONS OF RAW FRUIT A DAY. AT THE MOMENT, IT IS PROCESSING ABOUT 150 TONS A DAY.

    THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A NATIONAL PINEAPPLE CANNERY WAS CONCEIVED DURING WHAT WAS GENERALLY DIFFICULT TIMES FOR THE ENTIRE PINEAPPLE INDUSTRY. FOR SOMETIME, RELATIONS BETWEEN CANNERS AND SMALLGROWERS HAD BEEN STEADILY DETERIORATING AND IN 1959, CULMINATED IN A CRISIS WHEN LARGE AMOUNTS OF SMALLGROWER FRUIT REMAINED UNSOLD.

    MALAYSIA IS THE THIRD BIGGEST PINEAPPLE PRODUCING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD; AND CANNED PINEAPPLES ARE BEING SHIPPED TO ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, INCLUDING SUCH COUNTRIES AS BRITAIN, THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, THE MIDDLE EAST, NEW ZEALAND AND JAPAN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZKD40709I8AT87AB5YAVDUKB
    Media URN:
    VLVAZKD40709I8AT87AB5YAVDUKB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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