• Short Summary

    THE FIRST AMERICAN SHIP UNLOADED ITS CARGO ON FRIDAY AT THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR NEW DEEP SEA PORT BUILT AT SATTAHIP IN THE GULF OF THAILAND WITH UNITED STATES MILITARY AID.

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    SATTAHIF PORT FACILITIES.




    Initials PBS/VS/OR/BB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE FIRST AMERICAN SHIP UNLOADED ITS CARGO ON FRIDAY AT THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR NEW DEEP SEA PORT BUILT AT SATTAHIP IN THE GULF OF THAILAND WITH UNITED STATES MILITARY AID.

    THE UNITED STATES HAS COMPLETED A SERIES OF PROJECTS DESIGNED TO SERVE THE MOST IMMEDIATE LOGISTICS REQUIREMENTS IDENTIFIED IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND THAILAND.

    WHEN COMPLETED THE NEW BERTHS AT THE DEEP SEA PORT WILL PROVIDE MORE THAN ONE MILLION SQUARE FEET OF PIER. TO DATE ABOUT 43 MILLION U.S. DOLLARS HAS BEEN SPENT OR ALLOCATED TO THE SATTAHIP PROJECT.

    THE PORT WILL BE OF MILITARY AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE TO THAILAND. MILITARILY, IT WILL PROVIDE A VALUABLE SERVICE IN INCREASING THAILAND'S ABILITY TO MEET HER DEFENCE REQUIREMENTS. IN ADDITION TO THE STORAGE AND SUPPORT CAPABILITIES, A SECURE NEW ACCESS FOR SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR HER ARMED FORCES.

    EARLIER THIS YEAR THE UTA PAO AIR BASE WAS OPENED IN NORTH THAILAND FOR THE AMERICANS TO CARRY OUT BOMBING MISSIONS OVER NORTH VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24EBC31TXF06Q88PDMKLAQ5J8
    Media URN:
    VLVA24EBC31TXF06Q88PDMKLAQ5J8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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