EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO UTILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION NETWORK IN HAIPHONG-HANOI AREA

Created: 6/15/1967

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SUBJECT: EXTENSIVE DAMAGES TO'Hrr-LCT^ES AND TRANSPORTATION NETWORK IN HAIPHONG-HANOI AREA.

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A RESULT OF RECENT AJCaiCAH atr RAIDS. THE CITIES OF HAIPHONG AKD HANOI ARE SEVERELY CRIPPLED.

TRUCK TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS FROM THE 'HAIPHONG PORT AREA AND

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AIPHONG TO HANOI HAVE BEEN IMPEDED BY SEVERE DAMAGEROADS.

CITY OF HAIPHONG ISATER RATIONINGITS WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES APPARENTLY HAVE BEEN SEVERELY

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DAMAGED. INTS ELECTRICAL POWER, ALTHOUGH If) OPERATION IN MOST ALL AREAS, IS SUBJECT TO FREQUENT SHORT BLACKOUTS AM) BREAKDOWNS. WlXCIPjU. AMDS LEADi'NG FROM THE PORT AREA ARE SO POCKEDJGE BOX3 HOLES WAT TAUES--POSTATIOK Iff TOUR-WHEEL VEHICLES IS CXTREflELY DIFFICULT AND NO MAJOR SUPPLY LOADS CAN BE CARRIED. SUPPLIES HAVE BEEN REMOVED PIECEMEAL FROM THE DOCKS IN MANY INSTANCES BY BICYCLES AND TRICYCLES.

HANOI'S WATER SYSTEM IS STILL FUNCTIONING PROPERLY BUT ITS ELECTRICAL FACILITIES ARE STILL OUT JN MANY PARTS OF THE CITY. ELECTRICAL RATIONING IS IN EFFECT AND THE CITY IS PRIMARILY DEPENDENT ON THE iaOILIASY POWER FACILITY.

IN HANOI THE MAIN FEAR IS THAT THE DIKES OF THE RIVERHICH WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED BY RECENT BOMBINGS, HAVE BECOME SO WEAKENED THAT THE DAM MILL BURST ONCE THE HEAVY

SEASONAL RAINS START AND CREATE MORE PRESSURE. THISFLOODING ANDiOffiTaaOU&B. UTILITY AND TRANSPORTATION ' :

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