• Short Summary

    DROUGHT-STRICKEN HONG KONG, ON NOVEMBER 28, SAW THE FORMAL OPENING OF A 15 1/2 MILLION POUNDS STERLING WATER SUPPLY SCHEME AT SHEK PIK ON LANTAU ISLAND WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HOPES WILL HELP TO OVERCOME THE CHRONIC WATER SHORTAGE PROBLEM.

  • Description

    1.
    LS (PAN) AERIAL VIEW OF HARBOUR
    5 ft

    2.
    LS (PAN) AERIAL VIEW OF RESERVOIR
    8 1/2 ft

    3.
    CU GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS LOOKING AT RESERVOIR
    11 ft

    4.
    LS (PAN) RESERVOIR
    15 ft

    5.
    LS (PAN) CROWD AT CEREMONY
    18 ft

    6.
    LS GOVERNOR UNVEILING PLAQUE
    22 ft

    7.
    CU TWO WOMEN LOOK ON
    24 ft

    8.
    CU MAP
    25 1/2 ft

    9.
    MCU PEOPLE LOOKING AT MAP
    27 1/2 ft

    10.
    MS GOVERNOR EXPLAINS MAP
    29 ft

    11.
    MS LADY BLACK AND FRIEND LOOK ON
    30 ft

    12.
    LS (PAN) AERIAL VIEW OF RESERVOIR
    35 ft

    13.
    LS RESERVOIR
    37 ft

    14.
    LS (PAN) RESERVOIR
    44 ft



    Initials CAR/S/GAP/YA/AMR



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: DROUGHT-STRICKEN HONG KONG, ON NOVEMBER 28, SAW THE FORMAL OPENING OF A 15 1/2 MILLION POUNDS STERLING WATER SUPPLY SCHEME AT SHEK PIK ON LANTAU ISLAND WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HOPES WILL HELP TO OVERCOME THE CHRONIC WATER SHORTAGE PROBLEM.

    THE PROJECT, BEGUN SOME 10 YEARS AGO, WILL PRODUCE IN A NORMAL YEAR AN AVERAGE OR 26-MILLION GALLONS OF WATER A DAY, WITH A MAXIMUM DAILY CAPACITY OF 35-MILLION GALLONS.

    ITS RESERVOIR -- BIGGEST IN THE COLONY -- HAS A CAPACITY OF MORE THAN 5,500-MILLION GALLONS BUT BECAUSE OF THE UNUSUALLY DRY WEATHER THIS YEAR, AT PRESENT ONLY HOLDS 670-MILLION GALLONS OF WATER.

    HONG KONG IS AT PRESENT UNDER A RATION OF FOUR HOURS' SUPPLY EVERY FOURTH DAY.

    SIR ROBERT BLACK, THE GOVERNOR, WHO PERFORMED THE OPENING CEREMONY, SAID THAT THE SHEK PIK SCHEME IS BOUND TO GO A LONG WAY TOWARDS REDUCING THE RISK OF A REPETITION OF THE CRISIS THROUGH WHICH THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LIVING SINCE MAY THIS YEAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAO0BTIEWM5TABQ7J405R3LPJ8
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO0BTIEWM5TABQ7J405R3LPJ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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