A sugar refinery in the South Vietnamese province of Quang Ngai, about 375 miles (600 kilometres) north-north-east of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has started working again after being out of action during the Vietnam war.
GV Sugar cane being lifted by cranes towards workers (3 shots)
SV Cane being pulled into pit with hooks
SV INTERIOR Sugar cane being ground by machinery
CU Cane pulp being tipped into bins (2 shots)
CU Pulp being boiled
SV Refined sugar being bagged
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Background: A sugar refinery in the South Vietnamese province of Quang Ngai, about 375 miles (600 kilometres) north-north-east of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has started working again after being out of action during the Vietnam war.
The refinery has been rebuilt with the aid of the Japanese Hitachi Company. It's another sign that the country's war-torn economy is being slowly rebuilt.
However, the country's government said it still needs urgent aid to combat its economic problems. A senior government economic planner said there was an urgent need for fertiliser, seeds, medicines, medical equipment and construction supplies.
The South Vietnamese have been using abandoned United States military equipment in several industries, including the making of fertiliser. They're also planning to use war scrap to build a manufacturing plant at the former US Long Binh airbase.
SYNOPSIS: Sugar cane from the Quang Ngai province of South Vietnam is brought in for processing at a refinery working again after production had been halted during the Vietnam war. The refinery, about three-hundred-and-seventy-five miles from Saigon, has been built up by the Japanese Hitachi Company.
Resumption of work at the Quang Ngai refinery is another sign that South Vietnam's war-ravaged economy is slowly being rebuilt. But the South Vietnamese say they need much more aid to help combat the country's economic problems. They urgently need fertilisers, seeds, medical supplies and construction supplies.
The South Vietnamese are using materials salvaged from abandoned military equipment to rebuild their shattered industry. There are also plans to build a manufacturing plant at the former United States Long Binh airbase with salvaged material.