INTRODUCTION: Hungary aims to increase industrial production by about 20 per cent under a five-year plan ending in 1985.
GV EXTERIOR People unload furniture outside new flat
SV INTERIOR SHOWING Living room (empty) and kitchen
Gv & CU Video equipment of different makes (4 shots)
SV Woman entering clinic, SV technician at X-ray equipment
SV PAN & SV Woman on couch, X-ray operating (2 shots)
SV Television screen showing patient, SV girl operator (2 shots)
SVs Doctors with X-ray equipment (2 shots)
GV EXTERIOR Combine harvesters at work
SV INTERIOR Combine harvesters being manufactured in factory (3 shots)
GV EXTERIOR Harvesters working
GV EXTERIOR Petroleum plant
GVs & SV Installations and machinery at petroleum plant (5 shots)
CU Chemist pours out liquid for testing
GV INTERIOR Shopping centre
GV TILT DOWN Women using escalator
CU PULL BACK TO GV, & GV ZOOM IN Shop entrances (4 shots)
SV & GV Television, Hi-fi equipment, washing machines and light fittings (2 shots)
GV PAN Escalator
CU Sign PULL BACK TO GV Food shop, CU & SV Meat and groceries (2 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Hungary aims to increase industrial production by about 20 per cent under a five-year plan ending in 1985. It was accepted by the ruling Communist Party's Central Committee last November and recently endorsed by Parliament. The country aims to achieve this increased output by modernising plants and encouraging greater economic flexibility and enterprise.
SYNOPSIS: Housing projects to be given top priority under the new plan. Many people live in state accommodation allocated under a credit system. The government wants to encourage greater cooperation with industry to build new apartment blocks for workers under a joint funding scheme.
This equipment was assembled in Hungary from Japanese components. The plan recommends increased cooperation with capitalist countries, particularly over market research and production. It aims to improve living standards by assuring a continuous and satisfactory supply of goods and by providing as much choice as possible.
Over the nest five years, the government plans to provide almost government plans to provide almost 7,000 extra hospital beds and to extend and modernise existing technical equipment. An American company supplied this equipment in Szeged Medical University's radiology department. Treatment and observation of patients is helped by a closed-circuit television system. This unit is one of seven now operating in Hungary and specialising in the treatment of tubercular diseases. The availability of foreign-manufactured equipment is vital.
Agricultural production is set to rise by between 12 and 15 per cent, compared with a target of 18 per cent under the last five-year plan. These combine harvesters are manufactured under joint agreement with a West German mechanical engineering company; The advantages of the agreement are two-fold: agricultural efficiency and productivity increases -- and local engineering expertise is gained.
Oil production will remain at the same level but efforts are being made to modernise the energy industry. Huge quantities of water used in petroleum manufacture become tainted during the technical processes, and storage tanks are silted up with thick mud. Now modern machinery eliminates refuse and tainted liquid from the storage pools, and prevents pollution of the water supplies.
Under the new five-year plan, domestic production of consumer goods will increase at the same rate as demand. The Central Committee has set this rate at eight per cent. The Sugar shopping centre in Budapest is the largest in the country. On display are the whole range of consumer goods now available in Hungary. There are more than 35 commercial outlets in the centre as well as a post office and tourist information bureau. On the ground-floor is a hypermarket selling fresh food and household goods. At peak shopping hours, 22 cash desks are at work in the store.