• Short Summary

    From a forest formerly infested with Viet Cong, a new village has risen in South Vietnam.

  • Description

    Gateway to town...zoom in
    3 ft

    Children on playground
    4 ft

    Children in classroom
    4 ft

    Philippine doctor treats man
    2 1/2 ft

    CARE packages distributed
    4 1/2 ft

    Barber giving haircut
    3 ft

    Workmen fashion toilet bowls
    3 ft

    Bowls installed
    2 ft

    Ammo cases thrown from truck
    4 1/2 ft

    Ammo cases sorted
    4 1/2 ft

    Ammo cases taken away on bikes
    6 ft

    House, roof and slab only
    2 ft

    Partially finished houses
    2 ft

    Family, pan to marking on ammo case
    4 ft

    Finished house shows use of beer cans and ammo cases
    2 ft

    Man at sty with pigs
    3 ft

    Ducks at pond
    1 ft

    Gardens, people water plants
    11 ft

    Hoeing and pulling weeds
    2 1/2 ft

    Parsnips being harvested
    4 ft

    Man working on house
    3 1/2 ft


    NOTE TO EDITOR: 76' 16mm color composite print released to NBC-TV, CBS-TV, ABC-TV, UPI-Newsfilm, Telenews and a master and optical track to Deluxe Laboratory.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: From a forest formerly infested with Viet Cong, a new village has risen in South Vietnam. In Tay Ninh Province, the village of Than Dien provides more than a centre for refugees. Under the guidance of the Philippine Civic Action Group, Than Dien has become a brand new community designed for permanent occupancy. The civic action group, known as PHILCAG, actually consulted with the intended inhabitants so that the new city would incorporate their ideas and meet their needs and desires. Than Dien is built around a community core containing a market place, hamlet office, dispensary and military clinic, a power house and a ten-room school house for seven hundred students. The village is formed in a one-kilometer square, with 600 duplex buildings to house 1200 families. Currently, Than Dien contains seven hundred families with a population over four thousand. PHILCAG engineers built the foundations and roofs of each structure, and the individual inhabitants finished their homes with the advice of PHILCAG engineers and a monetary allowance from the GVN. The familiar ammunition boxes were part of the building materials. In addition to their homes, each family was given a plot of ground fro farming. Their gardens and livestock are apparently flourishing.

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