Daily Information Bulletin - 1970s - 1974 - SEP - ENG

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1974

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SCHOOL DENTAL SERVICE TO BE STARTED l> ;ABOUT FOUR YEARS .............................................. 1

GRANTS FROM LOTTERIES FUND AMOUNT TO NEARLY $57 MILLION SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT .................... 3

WATER CUT IN WONG TAI SIN ...........................4

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SUNDAY> SEPTEMBER 1, 1974

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SCHOOL DENTAL CARE SERVICE ANNOUNCED NEW DENTAL CENTRE IN WAN CHAI TO BE NAKED AFTER GOVERNOR Jfr K fr fr fr

A TRAINING SCHOOL FOR DENTAL NURSES AND A SCHOOL CHILDREN’S DENTAL CLINIC ARE TO BE ACCOMMODATED IN A NEU BUILDING IN WAN CHAI.

THE BUILDING WILL ALSO HOUSE THE PRESENT DENTAL CLINIC AND LABORATORIES IN THE WANCHAI CHEST CLINIC.

IN THE WHITE PAPER ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES IN HONG KONG, IT WAS STATED THAT SUCH A SCHOOL DENTAL SERVICE WOULD BE STARTED WITHIN THE 1O-YEAR PERIOD.

THE ENTIRE BUILDING WILL BE KNOWN AS THE MACLEHOSE DENTAL CENTRE, AND THE DENTAL NURSES TRAINING SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL CHILDREN’S DENTAL CLINIC WILL BE NAMED AFTER SIR SHIU-KIN TANG, THE WELL-KNOWN PHILANTHROPIST, WHO HAS DONATED SUBSTANTIALLY TOWARDS THE BUILDING COSTS OF THESE TWO UNITS.

A SITE FOR THE PROJECT HAS BEEN RESERVED IN THE MORRISON HILL AREA OF WAN CHAI ADJACENT TO THE TANG CHI NQONG SPECIALIST CLINIC, NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE CAPITAL COST IS ESTIMATED AT $9.7 MILLION AT CURRENT PRICES.

+THE INCLUSION OF THE MACLEHOSE DENTAL CENTRE IN THE PRIORITY LIST TO BE COMPLETED IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS,+ A MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY, +IS A REFLECTION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S DETERMINATION TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPOSALS IN THE WHITE PAPER AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.*

THE CENTRE IS EXPECTED TO BE READY IN 1977 OR 1978. THE NURSES TRAINING SCHOOL U1LL THEN PRODUCE ITS FIRST TRAINED DENTAL NURSES IN 1979/80, AND THE SCHOOL CHILDREN'S DENTAL SERVICE IS LIKELY TO FUNCTION WITH PRIMARY I PUPILS IN THE SAKE YEAR.

THE CASE FOR THE SETTING UP OF THE SCHOOL DENTAL CARE SERVICE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, COULD BE SUMMARISED IN THREE BASIC POINTSs-

+ THERE IS EVIDENCE OF POOR DENTAL HYGIENE AMONG CHILDREN,

+ THE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE DENTAL TREATMENT AT AN EARLY ACE WILL HELP PROMOTE THE GENERAL STANDARD OF DENTAL HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY,

+ THIS OBJECTIVE IS ASSUMED AS LIKELY TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY LATER AMONG THE ADULT WORKING POPULATION.

THE SERVICE WILL PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS, INITIALLY CHILDREN ENTERING PRIMARY SCHOOL, WITH REGULAR EXAMINATIONS AND SIMPLE CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT. FILLINGS AND EXTRACTIONS WILL BE INCLUDED, BUT THE SERVICE WILL NOT BE DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY TREATMENT, WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE FROM DENTISTS IN GOVERNMENT DENTAL CLINICS.

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THE TREATMENT WILL BE SUBSIDISED, BUT NOT PROVIDED FREE. ' A SMALL ANNUAL FEE PER PARTICIPANT WILL BE CHARGED, AS IN THE CASE OF THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE. IT IS EXPECTED THAT IN THE YEAR IN WHICH THE SERVICE BEGINS, IN 1979/80, SOME 82,000 CHILDREN WILL BE ENTERING PRIMARY I, OF WHOM 41,000 HAY JOIN THE SCHEME.

THE USE OF DENTAL NURSES TO PROVIDE'ROUTI NE PREVENTIVE DENTAL SERVICE HAS BEEN ADOPTED, AND PROVED SUCCESSFUL FOR HANY YEARS, IN NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, THE UNITED KINGDOM, CEYLON, MALAYSIA. AND SINGAPORE.

THE DENTAL NURSES TRAINING SCHOOL IN THE CENTRE WILL TRAIN 30 DENTAL NURSES AND SIX DENTAL HYGIENISTS A YEAR, THE FORMER NEEDING TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE THE COURSE, AND THE LATTER ONE YEAR.

AFTER GRADUATION, THE DENTAL NURSES WILL OPERATE UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF GOVERNMENT DENTAL OFFICERS. THE CHILDREN'S DENTAL CLINIC WILL CONSIST OF 30 CHAIRS, BUT THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF NURSES THAT ONE DENTAL OFFICER CAN EFFECTIVELY SUPERVISE IS APPROXIMATELY 15.

THE ECONOMICAL SIZE FOR A CLINIC IS THEREFORE ONE WITH ACCOMMODATION FOR 30 DENTAL NURSES AND TWO DENTAL OFFICERS. BASED ON A WORKING RATIO OF ONE DENTAL NURSE PER 2,000 PARTICIPATING CHILDREN, SUCH A CLINIC WILL BE ABLE TO COPE WITH A MAXIMUM OF 60,000 PARTICIPATING CHILDREN.

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GRANTS FROM LOTTERIES FUND AMOUNT TO $57 MILLION SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT

THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND HAS ALLOCATED NEARLY $57 MILLION TO VARIOUS LOCAL CHARITA3LE AND UELFARE ORGANISATIONS FOR SOCIAL WELFARE ACTIVITIES SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN 1965.

UP TO THE END OF JULY, A TOTAL OF MORE THAN 440 GRANTS AND LOANS WERE HADE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FUND DISCLOSED TODAY THAT THE LARGEST SINGLE GRANT SO FAR IS $3 MILLION ALLOCATED TO THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE IN 1972 FOR BUILDING AND EQUIPPING A NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILD ING IN WANCHAI.

THE FUND WAS SET UP NINE YEARS AGO WITH A SUM OF OVER $7.4 MILLION, BEING THE PROCEEDS OF THE LOTTERIES HELD FROM 1962 TO 1964.

+1TS TOTAL INCOME UP TO THE END OF JULY 1974 WAS SOME $41.1 MILLION OF WHICH WERE PROCEEDS FROM ALL THE POST LOTTERIES, $5.49 MILLION FROM UNCLAIMED PRIZE MONIES, $2.71 MILLION FROM THE AUCTIONS OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS ARD $10.4 MILLION IN ACCRUED INTEREST,* THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

THE MAIN OBJECT OF THE FUND IS TO MAKE CAPITAL GRANTS IN SUPPORT OF SOCIAL WELFARE PROJECTS IN HONG KONG AND ALLOCATIONS FROM IT ARE MADE TO VOLUNTARY UELFARE AGENCIES IN THE FORM OF CAPITAL GRANTS OR OF CAPITAL LOANS REPAYABLE WITH OR WITHOUT INTEREST.

IN ADDITION TO SOCIAL WELFARE PROJECTS, THE FUND IS ALSO MADE AVAILABLE TO SPECIALISED MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS WHICH HAVE A WELFARE ELEMENT IN THEM.

BEFORE THE FUND WAS ESTABLISHED, ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES WERE PAID INTO GENERAL REVENUE AND LATER ALLOCATED TO EXPENDITURE FOR THE PURPOSES OF SOCIAL WELFARE.

+ANY VOLUNTARY AGENCY IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY PROVIDED IT IS AFFILIATED TO THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICES OR IS ACCEPTED BY EITHER THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL UELFARE, OR THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES OR THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AS A SUITABLE RECIPIENT OF AN ALLOCATION,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED. I

WELFARE PROJECTS WHICH HAVE BENEFITTED FROM THE FUND INCLUDE CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES, RESIDENTIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, NURSERIES, PLAY CENTRES, VOCATION TRAINING AND EDUCATION, REHABILITATION AND SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPED, EX-DRUG ADDICTS AND PRISONERS AS WELL AS SERVICES FOR THE AGED.

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THE SPOKESMAN RECALLED THAT THE PROJECT WHICH RECEIVED THE FIRST ALLOCATION FROM THE FUND WAS THE COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR THE PEOPLE OF YUEN LONG? THE COST OF WHICH WAS $1 MILLION.

DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, THE TOTAL ALLOCATIONS FROM THE FUND — 24 MAJOR AND 10 MINOR GRANTS — AMOUNTED TO OVER $6.1 MILLION.

THE LARGEST GRANT MADE SO FAR THIS YEAR WAS $1.9 MILLION TO THE LUTHERAN WORLD FEDERATION TOWARDS BUILDING AND EQUIPPING AN EXTENSION TO THE KWUN TONG VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE.

UNDER EXISTING LEGISLATION AMENDED ONLY LAST YEAR, THE PROCEDURE FOR ALLOCATING GRANTS AND LOANS FROM THE FUND IS STREAMLINED TO ENABLE APPLICATIONS TO BE DEALT WITH MORE SPEEDILY THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

FORMERLY, ALL ALLOCATIONS MUST FIRST ACQUIRE THE APPROVAL BY RESOLUTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, BUT TODAY THE FINAL AUTHORITY FOR APPROVING ALLOCATIONS RESTS WITH THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY WHO, HOWEVER, HAS IN TURN DELEGATED A CONSIDERABLE PROPORTION OF THIS POWER TO THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, ACTING ON THE ADVICE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

BETWEEN 1962 AND NOW, 63 GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES WERE HELD. THREE MORE LOTTERIES ARE DUE TO TAKE PLACE IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS MAKING A TOTAL OF TEN FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

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WATER CUT

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WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN WONG TAI SIN AREA ’ WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR 10 HOURS, STARTING AT 10 P.M. ON TUESDAY.

THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE IS TO FACILITATE THE CONNECTION OF FRESH WATER MAINS AT CHOI HUNG INTERCHANGE.

AFFECTED WILL BE THE CHOI HUNG AND PING SHEK LOW COST HOUSING ESTATES, KAI TAK MANSION, ST. JOSEPH’S ANGLO-CHINESE SCHOOL, CHINA LIGHT AND POWER SUB-STATION, R.A.F. OFFICERS QUARTERS, CHOI WAN ROAD, CHOI SHEK LANE AND AMOY CANNING FACTORY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

MONDAY* SEPTEMBER 2* 1974.

CONTENTS

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NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS TO BE INTRODUCED IN TAI KOK TSUI .........................................  1

DEATH OF RADIO PERSONALITY...........................   2

SOCIAL WORK TRAINING COURSE FOR AFTER-CARE OFFICERS 3

MORE +LUCKY+ CAR NUMBERS TO BE AUCTIONED............... 4

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICE AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

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KONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1974

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A NUMBER OF STREETS IN TAI KOK TSUI, KOWLOON, WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO ONE-WAY TRAFFIC AS FROM 10 A.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE DISTRICT.

THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BECOME NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE IMMINENT OPENING OF THE TONG Ml ROAD EXTENSION AND THE CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE HASS TRANSIT RAILWAY.

AS A RESULT OF THE RE-ROUTINGS, THERE WILL BE CHANGES TO THE EXISTING PARKING SPACES FOR LORRIES AMD PRIVATE CARS IN THE AREA, DETAILS OF WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.

UNDER THE NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS, BEECH STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTH FROM CHERRY STREET TO IVY STREET3 ELM STREET SOUTH FROM IVY STREET TO ANCHOR STREET3 PINE STREET NORTH FROM ANCHOR STREET TO FUK TSUN STREET3 OAK STREET SOUTH FROM IVY STREET TO CHERRY STREET3 IVY STREET WEST FROM OAK STREET TO ELM STREET3 ANCHOR STREET EAST FROM TAI KOK TSUI ROAD TO ASH STREET3 LARCH STREET NORTH FROM TONG Hl ROAD TO LIME STREET3 AND FIR STREET NORTH-EAST FROM FUK TSUN STREET TO LARCH STREET AND SOUTH-WEST FROM BEDFORD STRFET TO LARCH STREET. •

ALSO RE-ROUTED WILL BE FUK TSUN STREET ONE-WAY NORTH-WEST FROM ASH STREET TO FIR STREET ARD SOUTH-EAST FROM TAI KOK TSUI ROAD TO FIR STREET3 BEDFORD ROAD SOUTH-EAST FROM TAI KOK TSUI ROAD TO WALNUT STREET AND SOUTH-EAST FROM LIKE STREET TO FIR STREET3 LIKE STREET NORTH-EAST FROM LARCH STREET TO TUNG CHAU STREET3 WALNUT STREET SOUTH-WEST FROM TUNG CHAU STREET TO FUK TSUN STREET3' TUNG CHAU STREET NORTH-WEST FROM TONG MI ROAD TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD= AND MAPLE STREET NORTH-EAST FROM WILLOW STREET TO LAI CH IK KOK ROAD AND NORTH-EAST FROM BEDFORD STREET TO TUNG CHAU STREET.

THE SECTION OF SYCAMORE STREET BETWEEN MAPLE STREET AND THE REAR GATE OF MONG KOK FIRE STATION WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTH-EAST FROM MAPLE STREET TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, WHILE WILLOW STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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DEATH OF MR. GEOFFREY WEEKS

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RADIO HONQ KONG’S CONTROLLER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMMES, MR. GEOFFREY WEEKS, COLLAPSED AND DIED AT HIS HOME IN MOUNT KELLETT ROAD, THIS AFTERNOON.

HE WAS 52>

MR. WEEKS CAME TO RADIO HONG KONG AFTER SERVICE AS AN i. ANNOUNCER AND NEWSREADER WITH ALL INDIA RADIO, THE MALAYAN BROADCASTING DEPARTMENT AND THE B.B.C.

THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MR. JAMES HAWTHORNE, DESCRIBED HIM AS A SUPERB BROADCASTER BY ANY STANDARDS IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAK ING WORLD.

HE WAS ALSO A FIRST-CLASS ADMINISTRATOR WHO HAD A GREAT’ GIFT FOR GETTING ON WITH PEOPLE, AND WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY EVERYONE WHO HAS WORKED WITH HIM.

BESIDES BEING ONE OF THE BEST-KNOWN BROADCASTERS IN HONG KONG> GEOFFREY WEEKS HAS BEEN ACTIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH ENGLISH-LANGUAGE THEATRE AS AN ACTOR AND PRODUCER THROUGHOUT HIS TWELVE YEARS HERE.

DETAILS OF HIS FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

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THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING TODAY BEGAN A THREE-WEEK SOCIAL WORK TRAINING COURSE FOR 18 ASSISTANT AFTER-CARE OFFICERS OF THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE INSTITUTE HAS ORGANISED SUCH A COURSE FOR ANOTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE COURSE CONSISTS OF LECTURES AND FIELD VISITS AND WILL COVER AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK PRINCIPLES AND METHODS, HUMAN GROWTH AND BEHAVIOUR AND THE VARIOUS AREAS OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG.

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IN A BRIEF INTRODUCTORY SPEECH TO THE TRAINEES THIS MORNING, MR. L.B. MACQUARRIE, THE PRINCIPAL, SAID WHEN THE INSTITUTE BEGAN IN 1973 IT WAS RECOGNISED THAT IT WOULD COME TO HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR TRAINING NOT ONLY IN SOCIAL WELFARE BUT EVEN MORE BROADLY IN OTHER FIELDS OF SOCIAL SERVICE AS WELL.

+WE ARE HAPPY TO MAKE OUR FIRST START AT HELPING TO MEET THESE BROAD COMMUNITY NEEDS FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING BY DEVELOPING THESE MUTUALLY HELPFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT,* HE SAID.

MR. MACQUARRIE TOLD THE TRAINEES THAT WHILE THE COURSE WAS ONLY AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK - SOME TOPICS WHICH WILL BE COVERED BRIEFLY WOULD TAKE ONE OR TWO YEARS OF INTENSIVE STUDY IN A PROFESSIONAL COURSE -IT WAS HOPED THAT THEY WOULD BE STIMULATED ENOUGH AND FIND THE COURSE USEFUL WHEN THEY WERE ACTUALLY ON THE JOB DOING AFTER-CARE WORK.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE MISS K.A. HAUGHTON, SUPERINTENDENT OF TAI LAM CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND MR. CHAN WA—SHEK, PRINCIPAL OF THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT'S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

COPIES OF MR. MACQUARRIE'S SPEECH ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GJS PRESS ROOM, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 6TH FLOOR.

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IIOKDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1974

AUCTION OF "LUCKY” CAR NUCERS » » » * » »

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING ANOTHER TEN SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS FOR AUCTION TO PROMOTE A CHARITABLE CAUSE.

THE SALE WILL BE HELD AT 11.15 A.H. THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 7> IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE.

THE NUMBERS ARE:

890 BC111 AP7 HK2288 BC300

BB100 AD8000 AE90 AC313 APS

AS BEFORE. SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WILL DE REQUIRED TO PAY IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING.

POTENTIAL BIDDERS ARE REMINDED THAT THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION MARK UILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO A VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

THE PROCEEDS OF THE AUCTION WILL BE PAID INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND.

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MONDAY, SEPT. 2, 1974

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (MONDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY> MODE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGA I NO SALE

CHU CHO NO SALE

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.92

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1»77

U.S. RICE NO SALE

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE KO SALE

TAIWAN RICE NO SALE

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK C$/PICUL—LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE)

/SUPPLIES AND

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET}

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY>

SPEC IES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOU MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 3.80 1.60 3.00

BIG-EYES GOOD , 2.80 0.60 1.80

SQUID GOOD 3.20 1.00 2.00

HAIR-TAILS LIMITED 2.70 0.70 1.30

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED 3-40 1.40 2.10

CROAKERS SCARCE 1.80 1.20 1.40

conger-pike-eels LIMITED 2.00 1.40 1.70

MELON COAT —— NO SALE

BREAMS SCARCE 6.00 3.00 4.80

YELLOW BELLY LIMITED 1.80 1.00 1.3Q

MACKERELS SCARCE 6.50 2.40 5.00

RED GOAT FISH —— NO SALE

FORK-TAIL NO SALE

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 6.00 2.50 4.00

MELON SEED NORMAL 1.20 0.80 1.00

POMFRETS SCARCE 8.70 6.50 7.50 •

GAROUPAS LIMITED ' 11.00 5.70 8.50

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 6.50 3-00 5.20

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

HIGH LOW I <ODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 0.50 0.10 0.30

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.50 0.10 0.30

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 2.00 0.80 1.50

STRING BEANS LIMITED 1.80 0.50 1.20

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.60 0.40 . 1.00

SPINACH NC ) SALE

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.00 1.20 2.50

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE NORMAL 0.80 0.20 0.50

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.20 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 5.20 2.50 4.00.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1974

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CONCERN OVER WATER SITUATION : PUBLIC UR'GED TO ECONOMISE ON CONSUMPTION .......................  1

NEW CITY DISTRICT OFFICERS APPOINTED FOR

KOWLOON CITY, MONG KOK AND WESTERN DISTRICTS 3

KOWLOON BAY SQUATTERS GET NEW SITES IN SHEK YAM LICENSED AREA .............................   4

PUBLIC SUPPORT VITAL IN HELPING THE BLIND TO BECOME SELF-SUPPORTING .......................... 5

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1974

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DON’T WASTE WATER M if it XXJf

THE COMMUNITY WAS TODAY URGED TO ECONOMISE ON WATER

V CONSUMPTION AS HONG KONG APPROACHES THE DRY SEASON WITH THE - WATER LEVELS IN THE RESERVOIRS AT THEIR LOWEST POINT IN . > FOUR YEARS.

WHILE THERE IS STILL HOPE THAT THE SITUATION MIC.HT EASE IN THE RENA IN IKQ KONTHS OF THE CURRENT WET SZASOil, THE DIRECTOR v-i. OF WATER SUPPLIES, HR. WILL I AH KNIQHT, EMPHASISED THAT EVERY : V- CARE SHOULD EE TAKEN KOU TO AVOID WASTE CP PRESENT SUPPLIES.

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HE WARNED THAT + 1F WE DON'T C.ET ANY SUBSTANTIAL FALLS

• ’ • |N THIS PERIOD, THEN UE SHALL HAVE TO SEE UilAT CAM BE DONE TO

REDUCE CONSUMPTION TO ENSURE THAT UE WAVS ENOUGH UATER TO SEE

’J ; . ' US THROUGH TO THE HEXT RAINY SEASON. QUITE RIGHTLY, ANY DECISION TO RESTRICT SUPPLY HAS TO DE TAKEN BY TtlE GOVERNMENT AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS.+

> ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG

KONG, HR. KNIQHT SAID THAT AFTER FOUR YEARS OF ABUNDANT RAIN THE SITUATION HAD REVERSED DRAMATICALLY WITH RAINFALL FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS THIS YEAR DROPPING DY 28 PER CENT BELOW THE NORMAL average.

-■> THE SITUATION MUST BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY, HE SAID, POINTING OUT THAT THE PRESENT STORAGE OF 39,000 MILLION GALLONS UAS ONLY ABOUT 58 PER CENT OF OUR FULL CAPACITY OF 67,000 MILLION GALLONS.

MR. KNIQHT CITED TWO SIMPLE WAYS IN WHICH THE COMMUNITY COULD HELP AVOID WASTE: FIRST, DO NOT LEAVE TAPS RUNNING, AND

' •''., SECOND, TAKE A SHOUER INSTEAD OF A BATH AS LESS UATER IS USED THIS UAY. .

+SOME INDUSTRIES COULD ALSO DO THEIR PART BY VOLUNTARILY

RESTRICTING OR RE-USING PART OF SUPPLY,+ HE SAID.

REFERRING TO UATER SUPPLIES FROM CHINA, WHICH NOW AMOUNT

•TO 18,500 MILLION GALLONS A YEAR, HR. KNIQHT EMPHASISED THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED THAT THERE IS AN ENDLESS SUPPLY OF CHINA WATER TO BE TAPPED ON DEMAND.

+1 HOPE THAT UE SHALL CE ABLE TO GET HORE UATER FROM CHINA, ■' BUT IT IS CLEAR THAT THE DELIVERY SYSTEM ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER WOULD KOT ALLOW FOR AMY DRAMATIC INCREASE TO BE HADE

QUICKLY WITHOUT EXCESSIVE MODIFICATIONS TO THE SYSTEM,+ HE SAID.

. IN THE ABSENCE OF TRADITIONAL FRESH UATER SOURCES SUCH AS

*’• - LAKES AND RIVERS, HOKG KONG'S HAIM SOURCE FOR UATER HAS ALWAYS

• '.-BEEN RAINFAU. WHICH IS LARGELY CONFINED TO A SINGLE SEASON STRETCHING FROM MAY TO OCTOBER.

/THE TASK........

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THE TASK HAS THEREFORE BEEN TO CATCH THIS WATER AND STORE IT, AND THROUGH THE YEARS HONG KONG’S STORAC.E CAPACITY HAD GONE UP FROM 66 MILLION GALLONS IN 1377 TO 6,000 MILLION GALLONS IN 1936, THEN TO 16,000 MILLION GALLONS IN 1953, AND TO 67,000 MILLION GALLONS IN 1973-

BY 1979, THE TOTAL STORAGE CAPACITY SHOULD REACH 128,000 MILLION GALLONS WHEN THE HIQH ISLAND WATER SCHEME IS COMPLETED.

• MR. KN1QHT SAID THAT, IN FACT, THE PRESENT SITUATION COULD HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY SERIOUS HAD IT KOT BEEN FOR THE FORESIGHT IN PLANNING* IN PARTICULAR, THE PLOVER COVE EXTENSION WAS FINISHED IN TIME TO BENEFIT FROM AUGUST RAINS, GIVING US A VITAL EXTRA 13,000 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

. HOWEVER, WITH THE HIGH REACHED THE END OF THE ROAD RESERVOIRS WAS CONCERNED AS AND ADEQUATE LAND LEFT.

ISLAND WATER SCHEME HONG KONG HAD AS FAR AS BUILDING MORE CONVENTIONAL THERE WERE HO MORE CATCHMENT AREAS

BUT THIS TOO HAD BEEN FORESEEN AND SERIOUS PLANNING ON OBTAINING FRESH WATER FROM THE SEA BEGAN AS FAR BACK AS 1963* EARLY NEXT YEAR THE FIRST SIX UNITS OF THE DESALTER PLANT WILL COKE INTO OPERATION ARD, ALTHOUGH THE DESALTED WATER WILL BE HORE EXPENSIVE THAN ORIGINALLY ENVISAGED BECAUSE OF INCREASED COSTS, IT WILL STILL BE ESSENTIAL TO OUR SUPPLIES.

THE PLANT, WHEN FULLY COMPLETED, WILL PRODUCE 40 MILLION GALLONS OF FRESH WATER A DAY AND WILL BE IMPORTANT IN TWO RESPECTS, SAID HR. KNIGHT.

♦ IN THE SHORT TERM, IT IS NEEDED URGENTLY TO HELP BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN TODAY’S RESOURCES AND THE COMMENCEMENT OF YIELD FROM HIGH ISLAND. IN THE LONG TERM IT IS THE START OF A PROCESS OF DESALTER BUILDING WHICH COULD EXTEND LONG INTO THE FUTURE AND ON WHICH HONG KONG WOULD HAVE TO DEPEND FOR FURTHER MAJOR EXTENSIONS TO SUPPLY,* HE SAID.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER J, 1974.

THREE NEW C.P.O'S APPOINTED » » » » »

THREE NEW CITY DISTRICT OFFICERS HAVE BEEN APPOINTED.

THEY ARE MR. BILLY LAM CHUNG- LUN, CDO, KOWLOON CITY-MR. NICHOLAS NQ WING-FUI, CDO, WESTERN- AND MR. CAN ICE MAK CHUN-FONG, CDO, HONG KOK. ■ '

THEY REPLACE MR. ANTHONY WOO SIK-JAN OF WESTERN AND MR. LEO KWAN WING—WAH OF MONG KOK, BOTH OF WHOM ARE LEAVING FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR TRAINING, AND HR. HICHAEL SZE CHO-CHEUNG OF KOWLOON CITY WHO BECOMES CDO FOR KWUNG TONG.

j THE THREE NEW COO'S WERE GRADUATES OF THE UNIVERSITY.OF HONG KONG.

HR. LAH, 26, JOINED THE GOVERNHENTaAS AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN NOVEMBER 1970 AND WAS POSTED TO THE FORMER RESETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT FOR A TOTAL OF NEARLY THREE YEARS. HE WAS THEN POSTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT BRANCH OF THE COLONIAL SECRETARIAT.

MR. NG, 27* BEGAN HIS CIVIL SERVICE AS AN ASSIGNMENT OFFICER (TRAINING) IN JUNE 1970. FOUR MONTHS LATER, HE JOINED THE EXECUTIVE GRADE AND WORKED IN THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT UNTIL AUGUST 1971 WHEN HE BECAME AS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER. HE THEN SERVED IN THE COLONIAL SECRETARIAT FOR THREE YEARS AS AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

MR. MAK, 26, HAS HAD FOUR YEARS OF WORKING EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE, THE FORMER HOUSING DIVISION OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, AND THE COLONIAL SECRETARIAT. PRIOR TO HIS NEW APPOINTMENT HE WAS WITH THE SOCIAL SERVICES BRANCH OF THE COLONIAL SECRETARIAT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MR. GUS CHUI, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, AND THE THREE NEWLY APPOINTED CITY DISTRICT OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT AT THE NEXT +MEET THE MEDIA+ SESSION TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 4) AT 3 P.M. IN THE 35 MM THEATRE OF THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, FIFTH FLOOR. YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO ATTEND.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER J, 1974.

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KOWLOON BAY SQUATTERS MOVE TO KWAI CHUNG

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ALL 150 SQUATTERS OF THE KOWLOON BAY AREA WHO WERE

MADE HOMELESS BY THE FIRE ON AUGUST 21 HAVE TAKEN UP SITES AT SHEK YAM LICENSED AREA, IN KWAI CHUNG, WHERE THEY WILL REBUILD THEIR HOMES. ' '

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ANOTHER 200 SQUATTERS LIVING IN NEARBY ILLEGAL HUTS WHICH ARE DUE TO BE CLEARED SHORTLY HAVE ALSO ACCEPTED THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT'S OFFER AND ARE PUTTING UP NEW HUTS THERE.

MORE SQUATTERS WILL BE GETTING SITES AT THE LICENSED AREA AS THE SITE ALLOCATION EXCERCISE PROCEEDS.

THE SHEK YAM LICENSED AREA WAS BUILT AT A COST OF $560,000. ANOTHER $450,000 WILL BE SPENT TO PROVIDE WATER AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES TO THE OCCUPANTS.

THE LICENSED AREA IS THE ONLY ONE WHICH IS STILL UNOCCUPIED AND CAN TAKE IN ABOUT 4,000 PEOPLE.

SOME SQUATTERS AT KOWLOON BAY HAVE SHOUN SIGHS OF UNWILLINGNESS TO MOVE THERE CLAIMING THAT THEY HAVE BEEN LIVING IN KOULOON BAY FOR YEARS AND THAT IT WAS UNFAIR FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO SHIFT THEM TO SUCH A REMOTE AREA.

IN REFUTING THEIR CLAIMS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT SAID THAT KOST OF THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN KOULOON BAY HAD ONLY BEEN PUT UP RECENTLY AND THE MAJORITY OF THESE PEOPLE — MANY OF WHOM ARRIVED FROM CHINA OHLY RECENTLY -- HAD TAKEN UP RESIDENCE THERE FOR JUST TUO OR THREE MONTHS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID MOST OF THESE PEOPLE HAD BOUGHT THE HUTS FROH RACKETEERS IN THE HOPE OF GETTING PUBLIC HOUSING BY JUMPING THE LONG QUEUE OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR SUCH HOUSING.

+APART FROM THIS, SHEK YAM IS THE ONLY LICENSED AREA AVAILABLE AT PRESENT TO CATER FOR THE 1,150 SQUATTERS OF THE KOWLOON BAY AREA.

+THE LIMITED SITES STILL AVAILABLE AT KOULOON BAY LICENSED AREA STAGE ONE ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO ACCOMMODATE THE LARGE NUMBER OF SQUATTERS AND MOREOVER THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMMITTED FOR OTHER SCHEDULED CLEARANCES. NEW LICENSED AREA SITES ON THE RECLAMATION WILL NOT BE READY UNTIL EARLY NEXT YEAR AND THEREFORE THE SQUATTERS' REQUEST FOR SITES IN KOULOON BAY IS OUT OF THE QUEST ION.+

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THE BLIND ARE NOT A BURDEN ON SOCIETY ******

EFFORTS OF SOCIAL WORKERS ALONE CANNOT SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF THE BLIND. PUBLIC SUPPORT IS NEEDED AS WELL.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY BY MR. JOSEPH HO, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S JOB PLACEMENT OFFICER FOR THE BLIND, . AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AND FILM SHOW ARRANGED BY THE HONG KONG JUNIOR CHAMBER, PENINSULA CHAPTER, TO ANNOUNCE A FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION ON BLIND WELFARE WORK.

MR. HO SAID SOCIAL WORKERS HAD THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ASSISTING THE BLIND TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT, BUT THE PUBLIC TOO HAD AN EQUAL RESPONSIBILITY TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO BECOME SELF-SUPPORTING.

THE BLIND SHOULD NOT JUST BE REGARDED AS A BURDEN ON SOCIETY, HE SAID.

THE EXHIBITION IN WHICH THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO PARTICIPATING TO SHOW EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS OF THE BLIND, AIMS AT HELPING THE PUBLIC TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEMS OF THE BLIND AND HOPEFULLY OPEN UP MORE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 3, 1974

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE RELEASED TODAY (TUESDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOULOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY> KODE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. J JEN GOOD 1.86 •

PO NQA1 ■■ —

CHU CHO ——

THAI RICE

1003C WHOLE GOOD 1.75

10-15X BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.77

U.S. RICE —• ——

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE —— ——

TAIWAN RICE —- ——

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

($/PJCUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 (AVERAGE)

/SUPPLIES AND.....

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1974

SUPPLIES .AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET) *

SPECIES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE (S/CATTY)

HIGH LOU KODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 4.40 1.80 3.00

BIG-EYES GOOD ' 2.70 1.00 1.80

SQUID GOOD 3.20 1.20 2.20

HAIR-TAILS NORMAL 1.80 0.70 1.20

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED 4.00 0.60 2.30

CROAKERS SCARCE 3-20 0.80 2.00

CONGER-PIKE-EELS LIMITED 2.00 1.20 1.60

MELON COAT SCARCE 2.50 1.20 1.80

BREAMS SCARCE 5.50 5.50 4.50

YELLOW BELLY LIMITED 1.70 0.60 1.10

MACKERELS SCARCE 6.00 2.50 4.20

RED GOAT FISH LIMITED 1.20 0.60 0.90

FORK—TAIL NORMAL 1.00 0.50 0.70

HORSE-HEAD LIMITED 5.70 3.50 4.60

MELON SEED NORMAL 1.80 1.20 1.50 .

POMFRETS SCARCE 8.20 6.50 7.30

GAROUPAS LIMITED 11.00 6.50 8.70

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 5-50 2.80 4.00

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

VEGETABLE OF SUPPLY HIGH LOU MODE

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FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 0.50 0.10 0.30

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.60

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.50 0.10 0.30

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.50 1.40

SPRING ONION LIMITED 1.80 0.40 1.20

SPINACH

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.00 1.20 2.50

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE NORMAL 0.70 0.20 0.45

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.20 0.45

TOMATO SCARCE 5.20 2 !. 50 4.00

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1974

- CONTENTS PACE NO.

SPECIAL RECREATION AND SPORTS UNIT FORMED TO PROMOTE SPORTING ACTIVITIES .............................. 1

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES, WITH IN THE TAXABLE BRACKET,

REMINDED OF THEIR OBLIGATION TO SUBMIT TAX RETURNS .... 2

ANOTHER PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE TO BE BUILT IN SHA TIN TO PROVIDE BETTER HOMES FOR OVER 34,000 PEOPLE............ 4

CAS TO HOLD ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA........................ . 5

WATER INTERRUPTION IN KOWLOON ............................ 5

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1974

1

SPECIAL RECREATION AND SPORTS UNIT FORMED TO PROMOTE SPORTING ACTIVITIES DISTRICT LEVEL * * * * * X

ANOTHER MAJOR STEP HAS BEEN TAKEN IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF RECREATION AND SPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SPECIAL RECREATION AND SPORTS UNIT.

IN ANNOUNCING THE SCHEME TODAY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT, HR. DENIS BRAY, SAID THE . MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTION OF THE NEW UNIT WOULD BE TO SET UP AND ADMINISTER AN ORGANISATION OF RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICERS AT DISTRICT LEVEL.

+THE FUNCTIONS OF EACH DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICER WILL BE TO ASSIST THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE MAXIMUM USE OF ALL SPORTS FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE,+ HE SAID.

4-ONE OF THE MAIN AIMS OF THE NEW SCHEME*, MR. BRAY ADDED, + IS TO PROVIDE SUITABLE OUTLETS FOR THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN AT WORK, FOR THESE PEOPLE NOW FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO JOIN IN ANY ORGANISED RECREATIONAL OR SPORTING ACTIVITY.*

THE DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICERS WILL SUPERVISE, LEAD AND ORGANISE SPORT AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, COURSES AND COMPETITIONS COVERING PHYSICAL RECREATION, AND ENCOURAGE GREATER PARTICIPATION IN LEAGUES AND COMPETITIONS AT DISTRICT LEVEL.

THEY WILL BE INVOLVED IN FORMING DISTRICT SPORTS COUNCILS, WHERE THESE DO NOT YET EXIST, IN STIMULATING ACTIVITY IN RECREATION AND SPORT BY VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS AND CLUBS, AND WILL LIAISE WITH THE VARIOUS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS AND SPORTS CLUBS.

THE OFFICERS WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICERS AND DISTRICT OFFICERS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICERS AND THE DISTRICT STAFF OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN JOINTLY PROMOTING ACTIVITIES IN PHYSICAL RECREATION AND SPORTS FOR ALL AGE GROUPS.

THE SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF OFFICERS IN THE NEW SCHEME WILL BE TO CONCENTRATE ON RECREATION AND SPORT INVOLVING AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE.

MR. BRAY SAID THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENTIRE SCHEME WOULD BE PHASED OVER A THREE-YEAR PERIOD. IN THE NORMAL COURSE, FUNDS FOR A NEW SCHEME SUCH AS THIS COULD NOT BE MADE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE NEW FINANCIAL YEAR BUT IN ORDER TO GET THE SCHEME OFF TO AN EARLY START INITIAL EXPENSES ARE TO BE COVERED FROM THE SPECIAL FUND FOR RECREATION. a

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EXPERIENCED OFFICERS FROM THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ARE TO BE POSTED TO THIS WORK WHILE NEW STAFF IS RECRUITED TO NEW POSTS RECENTLY APPROVED.

+WITHOUT THIS CONTRIBUTION FROM THE SPECIAL FUND IT WOULD BE MIO-1975 BEFORE WE GOT GOING* MR. BRAY SAID. +AS IT IS, THE SCHEME WILL BE OPERATIONAL IN SIX DISTRICTS IN A MONTH'S TIME.*

+IT IS HOPED THAT THE FIRST DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICERS WILL BE OPERATING BY OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND THE SIX DISTRICTS WE PROPOSE TO START IN ARE WESTERN, EASTERN, SHAM SHU1 PO, WONG TAI SIN, KWUN TONG AND YUEN LONG*.

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REMINDER ON TAX RETURNS

THE COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE TODAY REMINDED EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES, WITHIN THE TAXABLE BRACKET, OF THEIR OBLIGATION UNDER THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINANCE TO SUBMIT TAX RETURNS TO THE DEPARTMENT WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO.

IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE NEWSPAPERS, EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE NOT YET SUBMITTED AN EMPLOYER'S RETURN SHOWING FULL DETAILS OF EMOLUMENTS PAID OR PAYABLE BY THE EMPLOYER TO THE EMPLOYEE FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1974, ARE ASKED TO DO SO WITHOUT DELAY.

THEY ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER IN WRITING OF THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THOSE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE LIKELY TO BE CHARGEABLE TO SALARIES TAX.

EMPLOYEES, WHOSE INCOME HAS REACHED THE TAXABLE BRACKET AND WHO HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED A SALARIES TAX RETURN FOR 1974/75 FOR COMPLETION, ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER IN WRITING TO THIS EFFECT.

THESE INCLUDE PENSIONERS WHOSE INCOME BEFORE DEDUCTING THEIR LIVING AND PERSONAL EXPENSES EXCEEDS THE TAX FEE INCOME LEVEL ALLOWED.

FAILURE TO DO SO IN EITHER CASE MAY CONSTITUTE AN OFFENCE UNDER SECTION 80 (1) CC> OF THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINANCE.

COMMENTING ON THE NOTICE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT THE NUMBER OF SALARIES TAXPAYERS HAD INCREASED FROM 85,000 IN MARCH 1972 TO 120,000 IN 1974.

THIS DRAMATIC INCREASE, HE SAID, HAD PLACED A HEAVY WORKLOAD ON THE STAFF.

COMPLETHfe AND RETURNING THE EMPLOYER’S RETURN AND SALARIES TAX RETURN EARLY WOULD GREATLY HELP THE STAFF IN THEIR WORK, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

/FOLLOWING IS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4t 1974

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FOLLOWING IS A TABLE SHOWING THE TAX FREE INCOME LEVEL ALLOWED FOR SINGLE AND MARRIED PERSON :

TABLE

SINGLE PERSON MAN AND WIFE

(INCLUDING WIDOW' TOGETHER

AND WIDOWER) ------------

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TAX FREE INCOME TAX FREE INCOME

CA) WITHOUT DEPENDENT -CHILDREN $ 835 PER MONTH $1670 PER MONTH

CB) WITH 1 DEPENDENT -CHILD $1085 PER MONTH $1920 PER MONTH

CC) WITH 2 DEPENDENT - $1290 PER MONTH $2125 PER MONTH.

CD) WITH 3 DEPENDENT - $1420 PER MONTH $2250 PER MONTH

CE) WITH 4 DEPENDENT - $1500 PER MONTH $2335 PER MONTH

CF) WITH 5 DEPENDENT - $1585 PER MONTH $2420 PER MONTH

<Q) WITH 6 DEPENDENT - $1670 PER MONTH $2500 PER MONTH

CH) WITH 7 DEPENDENT - $1710 PER MONTH $2540 PER MONTH

CI) WITH 8 DEPENDENT - $1750 PER MONTH $2585 PER MONTH

CJ) WITH 9 DEPENDENT - $1790 PER MONTH $2625 PER MONTH

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MORE THAN 34,000 TO GET BETTER HOMES WORK ON NEW N.T. ESTATE TO START IN NOVEMBER *****

ANOTHER PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE, WHICH WILL PROVIDE BETTER HOMES FOR SOME 34,000 PEOPLE, WILL BE BUILT IN SHA TIN NEXT TO THE LEK YUEN ESTATE.

KNOWN AS WO CHE ESTATE, THE NEW HOUSING COMPLEX HAS BEEN PLANNED TO FORM A NEIGHBOURHOOD UNIT WITH LEK YUEN ESTATE WHICH WILL HAVE A POPULATION OF 23,000.

WO CHE ESTATE FORMS PART OF THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT SCHEME AND MARKS ANOTHER STEP FORWARD IN THE HOUSING AUTHORITY'S 10-YEAR HOUSING PROGRAMME.

THE ESTATE WILL BE BUILT IN TWO STAGES, WITH PILING WORK FOR THE FIRST STAGE DUE TO START IN NOVEMBER. BUILDING WORK ON PHASE ONE SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN 1977.

THE WHOLE PROJECT, COMPRISING SIX TWIN-TOWER BLOCKS ANO THREE SLAB BLOCKS TOGETHER WITH A HUGE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX AND SIX SCHOOL BUILDINGS, WILL BE FINISHED IN 1979. MORE THAN 16 ACRES OF LAND WILL BE RESERVED AS OPEN SPACE AND ADEQUATE WELFARE FACILITIES WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

PHASE ONE INVOLVES THE BUILDING OF THREE TWIN-TOWER BLOCKS WHICH WILL HOUSE ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE.

THESE FLATS, SIMILAR TO OJ MAN ESTATE WILL ALL BE SELF-CONTAINED COMPLETE WITH A PRIVATE BALCONY, KITCHEN, AND TOILET AND SHOWER. WITH LIV ING/SLEEPING AREAS RANGING FROM 245 SQUARE FEET TO 315 SQUARE FEET.

ALSO TO BE CONSTRUCTED UNDER THIS PHASE WILL BE THREE SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND HALF OF THE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE SHOPS, TWO CAFES, A RESTAURANT, A WELFARE HALL, A CH1LDREN/YOUTH CENTRE, TWO BANKS, A POST OFFICE AND AN ESTATE OFFICE. ABOUT 400 PARKING SPACES WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING.

THE SECOND AND LAST PHASE OF THE ESTATE, COMPRISES THE BUILDING OF THREE MORE TWIN-TOWER BLOCKS, THREE SLAB BLOCKS, THREE SCHOOL PREMISES, AND THE OTHER HALF OF THE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX. WORK ON THIS PHASE WILL BEGIN LATE NEXT YEAR AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN 1979.

THE SLAB BLOCKS WILL PROVIDE TWO BEDROOM UNITS EACH WITH A LIVING AREA OF 450 SQ. FT.

ALL THE +WET+ TRADES, INCLUDING MARKET STALLS AND GROCERY STORES, WILL OCCUPY THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, WHILE SHOPS, SUPERMARKETS, COOKED FOODSTALLS AND A SECOND RESTAURANT WILL OCCUPY THE UPPER FLOORS.

THE WHOLE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX WILL BE READY.FOR USE BY THE TIME THE FIRST TENANTS MOVE INTO THEIR NEW HOMES IN 1977.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1974

CAS ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA

THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) AT THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL, UANCHAI.

C.A.S. ADULT VOLUNTEER MEMBERS AND CADETS WILL COMPETE IN 20 EVENTS THE HEATS OF WHICH WERE HELD IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST MONTH.

TAKING PART IN THE INVITATION RELAY EVENTS WILL BE REPRESENTATIVES FROM 16 GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND SEVEN YOUTH ORGANISATIONS.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE COMPETITION, MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB WILL GIVE A DEMONSTRATION ON LIFE-SAVING.

MRS. WILFRED WONG, WIFE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR WILL PRESENT TROPHIES TO THE WINNERS.

+++++++++

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE EVENT COVERED. IT

WILL START AT 6 P.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 6>. THE

PRIZE PRESENTATION WILL TAKE PLACE AT ABOUT 8.3O P.M.

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WATER INTERRUPTION IN KOWLOON ******

RESIDENTS OF A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN MONG KOK AND HUNG HOM WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR FIVE HOURS BEGINNING AT 1 A.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 6).

THE TEMPORARY WATER STOPPAGE IS TO ALLOW LEAKAGE TESTS TO BE CARRIED OUT IN THE TWO AREAS BY WATER WORKS OFFICE.

IN MONG KOK, THE AREA AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY NATHAN ROAD, DUNDAS STREET, SHANGHAI STREET AND SHAN TUNG STREET.

THE AREA AFFECTED IN HUNG HOM IS BOUNDED BY PAU CHUNG STREET, LOK SHAN ROAD, YUK YAT STREET, SHUN FUNG STREET, MA TAU KOK ROAD, KING WAN STREET AND TO KWA WAN ROAD.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1974

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

******

THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING OGRAN1SAT1ON WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

QRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C.JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGA J ——

CHU CHO

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.80

10-15* BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE

TAIWAN RICE ——

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

(ALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK (S/PJCUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 (AVERAGE)

/SUPPLIES AND.....

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1974

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

SPECIES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) MODE

HIGH LOW

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 4.80 1.80 3.50 .

sig-eyes GOOD 3.00 1.30 2.00

SQUID GOOD 3.20 0.90 2.40

HAIR-TAILS NORMAL 2.60 0.60 1.20

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED 4.00 0.50 2.50

CROAKERS LIMITED 1.60 0.30 0.80

conger-pike-eels NORMAL 3.00 1.05 2.00

MELON COAT LIMITED 2.80 1.80 2.30

BREAMS LIMITED 4.70 2.50 3.80 •

YELLOW BELLY GOOD 1.20 0.40 0.80

MACKERELS SCARCE 5.50 2.00 4.20

RED GOAT FISH

FORK-TAIL NORMAL 1.00 0.40 0.70

HORSE-HEAD GOOD 6.50 3.00 4.20

MELON SEED NORMAL 1.80 0.70 1.20

POHFRETS SCARCE 8.50 4.20 7.50

GAROUPAS LIMITED 10.50 6.80 8.50

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 5-50 3.50 4.70

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE HIGH PRICE LOW C$/CATTY) MODE

OF SUPPLY

FLOWERING CABBAGE NORMAL 1.60 0.50 1.00

WHITE CABBAGE GOOD 0.40 0.05 0.25

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.30 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH GOOD 0.45 0.10 0.25

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.50 1.40

SPRING ONION LIMITED 1.80 1.20

SPINACH NO SALE

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.40 1.50 2.60

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE NORMAL 0.60 0.15 0.40

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.20 0.45

1OMATO SCARCE 5.20 2.50 4.00

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1974

CONTENTS

PAGE NO.

CONTAINER TRADE IN HONG KONG GROWS......;..............   1

’•MEET THE MEDIA” SESSION TOMORROW......................  i

MORE PUPILS BENEFIT FROM SCHOOL MEDICAL SCHEME .......... 2

MOBILE REGISTRATION TEAM TO VISIT TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATE . 2

WORKING GROUP TO BE SET UP AFFECTING NEW TERRITORIES

TO DISCUSS LAND MATTERS

3

KOWLOON BAY. SQUATTERS GIVEN SITES AT SHEK YAM LICENSED AREA TO REBUILD THEIR HUTS.............................

YOUTH BALL FOR CENTRAL OFFICE WORKERS PLANNED ............ 4

WATER INTERRUPTION IN HUNG HOM........................    4

SALE OF LOTTERY TICKETS CLOSES TOMORROW ................. 5

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

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Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. 1974

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CONTAINER TRADE DEVELOPING FAST IN HONG KONG n Ji Jr Jr Ji Jr

NEARLY 40 PER CENT OF HONG KONG'S EXPORTS AND IMPORTS ARE-NOU BEING TRANSPORTED HI CONTAINERS.

DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, 225,375 CONTAINERS, EQUAL TO 364,863.TuENTY FOOT EQUIVALENT CONTAINERS CT.E.U.'S), WERE HANDLED IN THE PORT.

IMPORTED CARC.O TOTALLED 1,283,099 TONS CARRIED IN 151.638 T.E.U.’S AND EXPORTS TOTALLED 1,198,029 TONS CARRIED IN 163,536 T.E.UiS U1TH THE BALANCE BEING EMPTY CONTAINERS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MARINE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT CONTAINER TRADE IN HONG KONG HAD BEEN DEVELOPING VERY QUICKLY. +THIS IS ONLY A BEGINNING AID IT WILL CONTINUE TO PROSPER.+

IN 1973, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF LOADED CONTAINERS HANDLED ' IN HONG KONG WAS 491,915 T.E.U.’S COMPARED U1TH ABOUT 30,000 IN 1970.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID IT UAS EXPECTED THAT ANOTHER TWO BERTHS WOULD BE ADDED TO THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER TERMINAL WITHIN THE NEXT FEU YEARS, EACH COVERING A BIGGER AREA THAN ANY ORE OF TEE EXISTING THREE BERTHS. ,

THE THREE EXISTING BERTHS COVER ABOUT 35 ACRES EACH, AND CATER FOR CONTAINER SHIPS OF THE LATEST DESIGN UP TO ABOUT

1,000 FEET IM LENGTH.

THE BERTHS ARE FULLY EQUIPPED WITH MARSHALLING YARDS, CRANES, ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT AID LARGE CONTAINER FREIGHT STATIONS.

THEY ARE OPERATED BY MODERN TERMINALS, KOWLOON CONTAINER WAREHOUSE COMPANY AID SEA-LAND ORIENT.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

ANOTHER +MEET THE MSD1A+ SESSION WILL BE HELD AT 3 P.H TOMORROW CFRIDAYD IN THE G«I»S« 35 MM THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

ATTENDING WILL BE MR. HARRY WOOD, DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE MEETING COVERED. RADIO AND TELEVISION CREWS ARE REQUESTED TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT BEFORE THE START OF THE MEETING TO AVOID INCONVENIENCE.

THURSDAYt SEPTEMBER 5* 1974

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SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL MEDICAL SCHEME URGED ft ft ft ft ft ft

THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE BOARD TODAY APPEALED TO HEADMASTERS TO CONTINUE TO GIVE THEIR SUPPORT BY ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO JOIN THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SCHEME*

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID THAT DURING THE LAST ACADEMIC YEAR A TOTAL OF 75,200 PUPILS HAD BEKEFITTED FROM THE SCHEME, REPRESENTING AH INCREASE OF 6,000 WHEN COMPARED WITH THE NUMBER OF THE PRECEDING SCHOOL YEAR.

+THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS,* HE SAID +INDICATED THAT THE SCHEME HAS BEEN WELL RECEIVED BY HEADMASTERS ARD THAT SCHOOL CHILDREN ARD THEIR PARENTS HAVE BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE VALUE OF THIS SERVICE.*

THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SCHEME WAS SET UP IN OCTOBER 1964 TO PROVIDE ECONOMICAL MEDICAL TREATEHEHT TO PUPILS IN RQISTERED SCHOOLS AND ENROLMENT IS LIMITED TO PUPILS IN PRIMARY CLASSES AND FORM I TO Hi IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

PARTICIPATION OF PUPILS IS VOLUNTARY AND THEY MAY JOIN THE SCHEME ANY TIME THEY WISH FOR A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ENTRY AT THE COST OF ONLY $5 A YEAR.

AS THE SCHOOLS MAY BE VERY BUSY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW SCHOOL TERM, ANYONE WHO WISHES TO HAKE FURTHER ENQUIRIES • ON THE SCHEME OR TO OBTAIN A LIST OF DOCTORS PRACTISING IN THE AREA OF THE SCHOOL IS ASKED TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE BOARD DIRECT ON TEL. KO. 5-764765-

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RESIDENTS IN THE TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATE AND THE ADJACENT AREAS ARE URGED TO MAKE USE OF THE FACILITIES OF A MOBILE REGISTRATION TEAM WHICH WILL VISIT THERE NEXT WEIK.

THE VISIT IS TO ENABLE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS TO REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN AT THE AQE OF 11 FOR JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS AND HOLDERS OF JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS TO REGISTER FOR ADULT IDENTITY CARDS AT THE AGE OF 18.

THE TEAM WILL OPERATE THERE FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY. THE BUSINESS HOURS WILL BE FROM 9.30 A.M. TO 4.JO P.H.

THE COMMISSIONER OF REGISTRATION TODAY REMINDED PEOPLE LIVING IN THAT AREA OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN FOR IDENTITY CARDS.

THEY SHOULD ALSO REPORT CHANGES OF EMPLOYMENT OR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES, MARITAL STATUS, OR AMY OTHER PARTICULARS WHICH HAVE CHANGED SINCE REGISTERING FOR THEIR IDENTITY CARDS.

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SECRETARY FOR N.T. TO FORM WORKING GROUP TO DISCUSS LAND MATTERS AFFECTING N.T, » » ft It »

AT ITS MONTHLY MEETING WITH THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MEMBERS OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK TODAY CALLED ON GOVERNMENT TO SIMPLIFY ITS LAND EXCHANGE POLICY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES TO DISCOURAGE CORRUPTION.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KUK, MR. CHAN YAT-SAN, SAID HE WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE PRESENT LAND EXCHANGE SYSTEM, WHICH HE ADDED WAS DICTATED BY TOO MANY +EXPERTS+.

THE SECRETARY, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES SAID HE WOULD FORM A SMALL WORKING GROUP COMPRISING HIMSELF, THE GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT AND MEMBERS OF THE KUK TO DISCUSS FRANKLY ABOUT LAND MATTERS AFFECTING THE NEW TERRITORIES.

AMENDMENTS WERE ALSO MADE TO THE NEW TERRITORIES SMALL HOUSE POLICY DURING THE MEETING. IT WAS AGREED THAT THE PERIOD DURING WHICH A SMALL HOUSE MUST BE BUILT AFTER THE GRANTING OF THE • APPLICATION SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO 30 MONTHS INSTEAD OF 24. IT WAS ALSO AGREED THAT FINES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE AMENDED REGULATIONS BE REDUCED FROM $200 TO $50.

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KOWLOON BAY SQUATTERS GIVEN SITES AT SHEK YAM »»»»»»

MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE KOWLOON BAY ILLEGAL SQUATTERS WHO HAVE TO VACATE THE LAND FOR GENERAL DEVELOPMENT HAVE OBTAINED SITES AT SHEK YAM LICENSED AREA TO REBUILD THEIR HUTS.

UP TO TODAY, MORE THAN 800 OF THE 1,150 SQUATTERS HAVE BEEN OFFERED SITES BY THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND HANY OF THEM ARE PUTTING UP THEIR HUTS AT THE LICENSED AREA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT SAID THAT SITE ALLOCATION FOR THE REMAINING SQUATTERS WOULD PROBABLY TAKE TWO OR THREE HORE DAYS TO COMPLETE.

HE CALLED ON THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET APPROACHED THE DEPARTMENT FOR LICENSED AREA SITES TO DO SO WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY SO THAT THEY COULD HAVE MORE TIKE TO PREPARE FOR THEIR REMOVAL.

SOME OF THE REMAINING SQUATTERS HAVE BEEN ADOPTING A WAIT-AND-SEE ATTITUDE TO SEE WHETHER THE DEPARTMENT WOULD OFFER THEM SITES IN KOWLOON BAY TO REBUILD THEIR HUTS.

+1T IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO ALLOW THESE SQUATTERS TO REBUILD IN KOULOON BAY AS THE FEW REMAINING LICENSED AREA SITES THERE HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMMITTED AND NEU SITES WILL NOT BE READY UNTIL EARLY NEXT YEAR,+ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

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OFFICE WORKERS TOO NEED RECREATION Jfr ft ft ft ft J?

WORKERS IN COMMERCIAL FIRMS AND OFFICES, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG JUNIOR EMPLOYEES LIKE CLERKS, COUNTER SALES PERSONNEL AND OFFICE BOYS HAVE VERY LITTLE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES BECAUSE OF THEIR HOURS OF WORK.

ALSO WHILE MUCH IS DONE RECREATIONALLY FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS, STUDENTS AND THE YOUNGER SECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY, THE OFFICE EMPLOYEE IS SELDOM ACCORDED MUCH ATTENTION.

WHAT IS LACKING ARE APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES IN WHICH THEY CAN RELAX AND ENJOY THEMSELVES LIKE OTHERS AFTER THEIR EXHAUSTIVE DAILY WORK, SAID MR. BERNARD HUI, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICER FOR CENTRAL.

MR. MUI FEELS COMMUNITY WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS SHOULD SHOW GREATER CONCERN FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THIS LOUER LEVEL OF WHITE COLLAR WORKERS WHO SHOULD BE PROVIDED UITH MORE LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

WITH THIS IN MIND HIS OFFICE, TOGETHER WITH THE C.D.O. (CENTRAL), IS PLANNING A YOUTH BALL FOR OFFICE WORKERS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT. THIS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, AT THE FURAMA HOTEL STARTING AT 8.00 P.M.

ACTIVELY SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT IS THE WING ON COMPANY. THE COST OF TICKETS FOR THE EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT IS $30.00 A COUPLE WHICH INCLUDES LIGHT REFRESHMENT.

MR. MUI SAID THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BALL LIES NOT IN THE BALL ITSELF, BUT IN THE FACT THAT IT HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO AROUSE OFFICE WORKERS’ INTEREST IN ORGANIZING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND YOUTH CLUBS BY THEMSELVES.

IT WAS HOPED THAT EMPLOYERS TOO WOULD RECOGNIZE THE RECREATIONAL NEEDS OF THEIR STAFF.

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WATER INTERRUPTION IN HUNG HOM n a « « h n

WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IM HUNG HOM WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR FIVE HOURS ON SATURDAY STARTING AT 1 P.M.

THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE IS TO ENABLE A LEAKAGE TEST TO BE CARRIED OUT IN THE AREA.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY LOK SHAN ROAD, KAU PUI LOONG ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD, PAK KUNG STREET, HOK YUEN STREET, CHUN TIN STREET, MA TAU WEI ROAD, KOWLOON CITY ROAD AND PAU CHUNG STREET.

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SALE OF LOTTERY TICKETS CLOSES TOMORROW fr K ft ft ft

TOMORROW WILL BE THE LAST DAY FOR PEOPLE TO BUY TICKETS OF THE EIGHTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY THE SALE OF WHICH WILL CLOSE AT 9 P JU

UP TO 4*30 P.M. TODAY (THURSDAY), A TOTAL OF 807,000 TICKETS UAS SOLD*

WINNING NUMBERS OF THIS LOTTERY WILL BE DRAWN BY FOUR HK-TVB ARTISTES — MISS PEARL AU, MISS ANGELINA LO, HISS ANNA KG AND MR. HO SOU-SAN — AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE AT 10 A.M. ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER

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CONSUMER ADV JSORY SERV JCE i Jr Jfr Jr ft J?

TOE FOLLOWING PRICES VERE REALISED TODAY CTHURSDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET ARD THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.20

S.C.J1EN GOOD 1.65

PO NGAI GOOD NO SALE

CHU CHO GOOD NO SALE

THAI RICE

1003 WHOLE GOOD 1.75

10~15» BROKERS GOOD 1.74

A1 SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 SUPER GOOD 1.40

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD NO SALE t

U.S. RICE GOOD NO SALE

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD ' 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD KO SALE

TAIWAN RICE GOOD NO SALE

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

C$/PICUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAQE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOU KODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 3.80 2.20 3.00

BIQ-EYES GOOD 2.80 1.20 2.00

SQUID qoco 3-30 1.30 2.30

HAIR-TAILS NORMAL 2.70 0.80 1.70

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 3.30 1.00 2.10

CROAKERS LIMITED 1.40 0.40 1.00

CONQER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 2.50 1.40 2.00

MELON COAT NORMAL 2.00 1.40 1.70

BREAMS NORMAL 5.50 3.50 4.50

YELLOW BELLY LIMITED 2.00 0.60 1.30

MACKERELS LIMITED 4.00 1.20 2.60

RED GOAT FISH LIMITED' 0.80 0.40 0.60

FORK-TAIL I FORMAL 0.70 0.40 0.60

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 5.80 2.80 4.20

MELON SEED LIMITED 1.60 0.80 1.30

PONFRETS SCARCE 8.00 6.00 7-00

GAROUPAS LIMITED 10.00 6.00 8.00

YELLOW CROAKER —-

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE CS/CATTY)

VEGETABLE OF SUPPLY HIGH LOU MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE NORMAL 1.60 0.50 1.00

WHITE CABBAGE GOOD 0.50 0.10 0.30

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.30 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH GOOD 0.40 0.10 0.25

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.20 0.60 1.40

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.60 0.30 1.00

SPINACH ■ ■■■ NO SALE

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3-50 1.50 2.60

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE NORMAL 0.70 0.20 0.45

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.20 0.45

TOMATO SCARCE 5.20 2.50 4.00

TIME : 1430 HOURS/LWK

DATE s 5TH SEPTEMBER, 1974.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1974

CONTENTS

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MINISTER FO? HONG KONG COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS IN DRUSSELS

'kl'l OTUTilD a.*c'0a..n..o0..o«on.ea.o..oaao.......ooa.A.A 1

PARKING FEES IN GOVERNMENT MULTI-STOREY AND TEMPORARY CAR PARKS TJ COST MORE FROM NEXT MONTH .o.....o........ 2

DROP IN EMPLOYMENT IN INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS

RE i ISTE RE D :l I TH L ABOU R DE P ARTME NT.........   4 .

GO VERNMENT PLANS TO RECLAIM ABOUT 140 ACRES OF

FORESHORE AMD SEABED IN SHATIN........................ 4

KOI.’E PARKINS SPACE FOR CHOI HUNG ESTATE .............. 5

PENSIONERS TO GET TEN PER CENT RAISE .................. 5

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services. Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1974

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HONG KONG STRENGTHENS REPRESEHTATION IN E.E.C.

MR. CLAUDE BURQESS NAMED MINISTER FOR HK COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS IN BRUSSELS n J? n n

HONG KONG IS TO INCREASE ITS REPRESENTATION IN THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, UITH THE CREATION OF A NEU POST OF MINISTER FOR HONG KONG COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS IN BRUSSELS, THE SEAT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, HR. DAVID JORDAN, SAID THAT THE NEW POST UILL BE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, UH ICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF KONG KONG’S OVERSEAS COMMERCIAL RELATIONS*.

+TI.E POST+, HE SAID, +HAS BEEN CREATED BECAUSE OF THE INCREASING IMI ORTANCE CF THE COMMON MARKET FOR HONG KONG. THE EEC IS NOU HONG KONG’S SECOND LARGEST EXPORT MARKET, TAKING SOME 30 PER CENT OF OUR DOMESTIC EXPORTS.+

MR. CLAUDE BURGESS, A FORMER COLONIAL SECRETARY, HAS ACCEPTED THE APPOINTMENT AND UILL TAKE UP HIS DUTIES SHORTLY. HR. BURQESS SERVED IN HONG KONG FOR 30 YEARS. AFTER HE RETIRED, HE TOOK UP A SENIOR POST IN THE SECRETARIAT OF EFTA (THE EUROPEAN FREE TR.IDE ASSOCIATION) AND HE REPRESENTED EFTA IN BRUSSELS DURING THE NEGOTIATES FOR BRITISH ENTRY INTO THE COMMUNITY.

SINCE 1968 HONG KONG HAS BEEN REPRESENTED IN BRUSSELS AT COJNSELLOR LEVEL BY MR. PAT DODQE.

♦HOWEVER,+ SAID HR. JORDAN, +DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE EEC IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, ESPECIALLY THE INCREASED COMPLEXITY AND VOLUME OF WORK WHICH HAVE ARISEN AS A RESULT OF THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE COMMUNITY BY THE ACCESSION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, DENMARK AND IRELAND, LED THE GOVERNMENT TO RE-EXAMINE THE QUESTION OF HO IG KONG’S REPRESENTATION AND TO CONCLUDE THAT IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE FOR MR. DODGE ALONE TO COVER THE HANY ASPECTS REQUIRING Al TENT ION.

♦ I BELIEVE THAT MR. BURQESS AND MR. DODGE UILL FORM A STRONG TEAM TO LOOK AFTER HONG KONG’S INTERESTS IN THE CCMMUNITY.+

MR. JORDAN SAID THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT SHOULD HAVE EXPERIENCED HONG KONG PEOPLE IN EUROPE TO COMPLEMENT THE EFFORTS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS MAKING Of OUR BEHALF.

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+AMONG THE MAJOR ISSUES THAT MR. BURGESS AND MR. DODGE WILL be tackling,+ he said, +are the future of hong kong’s textile EXPORT RESTRAINTS TO THE NINE MEMBER STATES AND HONG KONG'S FUTURE STATUS IN THE EEC'S GENERALISED SCHEME OF PREFERENCES. HR. DODC,E HAS JUST COMPLETED A TOUR OF MEMBER STATE CAPITALS AND PUT ACROSS HONG KONG'S CASE FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE PRESENT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST OUR TEXTILES AND FOOTWEAR IN THIS SCHEME.+

BACKGROUND NOTE FOR EDITORS:

A. - THE POST

IN THE UK DIPLOMATIC SERVICE THE HIERARCHY IN AN EMBASSY IS NORMALLY, IN ORDER OF SENIORITY: AMBASSADOR, MINISTER, COUNSELLOR, FIRST SECRETARY AND SECOND SECRETARY. MESSRS. BURGESS AND DODGE ARE NOMINALLY ON THE STAFF OF THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO BELGIUM. MR. BURGESS' POST OF MINISTER IS THEREFORE ONE RANK BELOW THE AMBASSADOR, AND ONE HIGHER THAN THAT HELD BY MR. DODGE.

B. - BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE ON MR. BURGESS

BORN FEBRUARY 25. 1910.

EDUCATED EPWORTH COLLEGE AND CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD

APPOINTED CADET OFFICER, HONG KONG, 1932

SECONDED TO THE COLONIAL OFFICE 1946-48

ATTENDED IMPERIAL DEFENCE COLLEGE 1951

DEFENCE SECRETARY 1952-53

DEPUTY COLONIAL SECRETARY 1953~58

O.B.E. 1954

C.M.G. 1958

COLONIAL SECRETARY 1958-63

EFTA 1964-73 \

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PARKING TO COST MORE FROM OCT. 1

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PARKING FEES IN GOVERNMENT MULTI-STOREY AND TEMPORARY CAR PARKS WILL BE REVISED AS FROM OCTOBER 1 THIS YEAR.

THE FEE REVISION WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN AUGUST LAST YEAR AND MENTIONED IN THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY’S BUDGET SPEECH EARLIER THIS YEARi \

IT AIMS AT DETERRING MOTORISTS FROM USING THEIR CARS AND SO ADDING TO ROAD CONGESTION, AND AT ENSURING BETTER USE OF THE LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE IN THE CENTRAL URBAN AREAS BY DETERRING DRIVERS FROM PARKING FOR LONG PERIODS. THIS • WOULD PROVIDE MORE SPACE FOR THOSE WISHING TO PARK FOR SHORTER PER ICDS.

THE REVISED FEES ARE SET OUT IN THE ROAD TRAFFIC (PARKING AND WAITING) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) REGULATIONS 1974 AND THE ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY CAR PARKS) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) REGULATIONS 1974, PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE.

UNDER THE NEW RATES, FEES FOR GOVERNMENT MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS WILL BE $2 AN HOUR FOR THE FIRST FIVE HOURS= $3 AN HOUR FOR THE SIXTH TO EIGHTH HOURS= AND $4 PER HOUR AFTER THE EIGHTH HOUR, DURING THE FULL-RATE PERIODS FROM 8 A.M. TO 7 P.M. ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 8 A.M. TO 2 P.M. ON SATURDAYS.

THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE TO THE EXISTING CHEAP RATE OF 50 CENTS PER HOUR, WITH A MINIMUM CHARGE OF $1, FOR GENERAL HOLIDAYS AND FOR THE PERIODS FROM 7 P*M. TO 8 A.M. ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 2 P.M. ON SATURDAYS TO 8 A.M. ON MONDAYS. ( •

THE FEE FOR A MONTHLY PASS FOR GOVERNMENT MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS WILL BE $500.

AS FOR TEMPORARY CAR PARKS, THE NEW PARKING CHARGE WILL BE $5 PER HALF DAY.

THE ROAD TRAFFIC (PARKING AND WAITING) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) REGULATIONS 1974 ALSO REVISE THE CHARGE FROM $1 TO $4 PER HOUR FOR A VEHICLE NOT REMOVED FROM A CAR PARK WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF THE LATEST TIME MARKED ON A TICKET.

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DROP IN EMPLOYMENT IN INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS REGISTERED WITH LABOUR DEPARTMENT X X * * X X

ACCORDING TO THE LATEST EMPLOYMENT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, A TOTAL OF 599,333 PERSONS WERE EMPLOYED IN 21,988 REGISTERED AND RECORDED INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS IN JUNE 1974. THIS REPRESENTS A DROP OF 11.872 PERSONS OR 1.9 PER CENT COMPARED UJTH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER IN MARCH.

IN RELEASING THE SURVEY RESULTS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT EMPLOYMENT DROPPED IN MOST INDUSTRIAL SECTORS. THE MAIN DECREASES WERE: PLASTIC PRODUCTS (-4,702), FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS (-2,885), GARMENTS (-1,589) AND COTTON SPINNING AND WEAVING (-1,184). EMPLOYMENT IN ELECTRONIC^ DECREASED BY 1,059 DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1974 BUT ROSE BY 1,882 IN THE FOLLOWING QUARTER, RESULTING IN A NET INCREASE OF 823 SINCE DECEMBER 1973-

THE LARGEST FIVE INDUSTRIES, IN TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT, REMAINED THE MANUFACTURE OF WEARING APPAREL (INCLUDING GARMENTS AND . KNITWEAR) 162,982, TEXTILES 94,940, ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES 69,575, PLASTIC PRODUCTS 60,995 AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 48,247.

EMPLOYMENT IN REGISTERED UNDERTAKINGS WHICH ARE NOT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, WENT UP BY 348 TO 43,990 IN, JUNE.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DECLINE OF 1.9 PER CENT, WHICH BRINGS THE TOTAL FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR TO 4.4 PER CENT, WAS DISAPPOINTING, AS THERE WAS USUALLY AN INCREASE IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

THE DECLINE IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR WAS LARGELY SEASONAL, BUT HE ATTRIBUTED THE DECLINE IN THE SECOND QUARTER TO A FALLING OFF IN ORDERS FROM OVERSEAS.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THIS DID NOT REFLECT SO MUCH A DETERIORATION IN OUR EXTERNAL COMPETITIVE POSITION AS A SLOWING DOWN IN THE VOLUME OF WORLD TRADE GENERALLY.

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MAJOR RECLAMATION PROJECT IN SHATIN PLANNED X M- X X X X

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO RECLAIM ABOUT 141 ACRES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED ON THE EASTERN COAST OF TIDE COVE, NEW TERRITORIES, WITH A VIEW TO PROVIDING MORE LAND AT SHA TIN NEW TOWN FOR PRIVATE HOUSING AND LIGHT INDUSTRY.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE RECLAIMED LAND WILL PROVIDE SUFFICIENT RESIDENTIAL SITES TO ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 23.000 PEOPLE AS WELL AS AREAS FOR RECREATION, A CLINIC, A MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK, COOKED FOOD STALLS, AND OTHER COMMUNITY FACILITIES. ABOUT 40 ACRES OF THE FORMED LAND WILL BE RESERVED FOR LIGHT1 INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE EXTENT OF THE PROPOSED RECLAMATION IS -DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE IN TODAY'S GAZETTE, WHICH CALLS ON ANYONE HAVING OBJECTION, TO THE PROPOSAL OR ANY CLAIM OF PRIVATE RIGHT TO SUBMIT THEM IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WOP'S WITHIN TWO MONTHS FROM NOW.

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MORE PARKING SPACES FOR CHOI HUNG ESTATE £»»***

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IS TO CONSTRUCT A GARAGE BUILDING IN CHOI HUNG ESTATE TO EASE THE SHORTAGE OF PARKING FACILITIES IN THE ESTATE.

TENDERS WERE INVITED TODAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FOUR-STOREY BLOCK WHICH WILL PROVIDE 500 PARKING SPACES FOR THE ESTATE TENANTS. THE ROOF OF THE BLOCK WILL BE DEVELOPED INTO A PLAY AREA.

+THE GARAGE WILL PROVIDE THE VERY MUCH NEEDED ADDITIONAL PARKING FACILITIES FOR THE ESTATE,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT SAID.

+PARKING IN THE ESTATE HAS BEEN CHAOTIC,+ HE NOTED. +BUT WITH THE ADDITIONAL 500 SPACES AND THE EXISTING 400 OPEN AIR PARKING SPACES THE CONGESTED SITUATION WILL BE EASED CONSIDERABLY IF HOT TOTALLY ELIMINATED.*

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THE PLAY AREA ON THE ROOF OF THE GARAGE WILL BE LINKED TO THE THREE SURROUNDING DOMESTIC BLOCKS BY FOOTBRIDGES FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE ESTATE TENANTS. IT WILL PROVIDE AS MUCH PLAY SPACE AS THE EXISTING PLAYGROUND ON WHICH THE BLOCK IS BUILT.

CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL BEGIN IN NOVEMBER, AND TAKE ABOUT A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

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PENSIONERS GET 10 PER CENT RAISE

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APPROVAL HAS BEEN GIVEN BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE FOR A 10 PER CENT INCREASE IN PENSIONS WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1, 1974.

THIS INCREASE WILL BE PAID TO ALL GOVERNMENT PENSIONERS IN RECEIPT OF A PENSION ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1, 1974 AND WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 55•

THOSE PENSIONERS WHO RETIRED AFTER APRIL 1, 1974 WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE INCREASE, BUT THEIR PENSIONS WILL BE ADJUSTED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE RECENT GOVERNMENT SALARY INCREASES.

WIDOWS AND ORPHANS PENSIONS IN PAYMENT ON APRIL 1, 1974 WILL ALSO BE INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT WITH EFFECT FROM THAT DATE.

THE INCREASE IN PENSIONS WILL COST APPROXIMATELY $3.8 MILLION IN THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

THE INCREASED BENEFITS WILL BE PAID TO ELIGIBLE PENSIONERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1974

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE Kit*****

THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY CFR1DAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)’ MODE

CHINA RICE:

SEE HEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NQAI GOOD NO SALE

CHU CHO GOOD NO SALE

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.80

10-15% BROKENS GOOD NO SALE

A1 SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD NO SALE

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD NO SALE

< TAIWAN RICE GOOD NO SALE

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

C$/PICUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

SPECIES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) MODE

HIGH LOU

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 4.30 1.70 3.50

BIG-EYES GOOD 3.00 0.90 2.20

SQUID GOOD 3.30 1.20 2.00

HAIR-TAILS LIMITED 1.80 0.50 1.20

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED 3.40 0.50 1.60

CROAKERS LIMITED 1.70 0.50 1.30

CONGER-PIKE-EELS LIMITED 2.20 1.50 1.80

MELON COAT LIMITED 1.70 1.00 1.20

BREAMS LIMITED 5.50 3.20 4.00

YELLOW BELLY GOOD 2.30 0.35 1.10

MACKERELS SCARCE 5.50 1.40 3.20

RED GOAT FISH NORMAL 0.80 0.30 0.50

FORK-TAIL LIMITED 1.00 0.40 0.60

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 5.50 2.50 3-80

MELON SEED GOOD 2.00 0.45 1.20

POMFRETS LIMITED 9-00 7-00 8.00

GAROUPAS NORMAL 9.50 6.00 8.00

YELLOW CROAKER LIMITED 6.70 2.00 4.80

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF vegetable AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE ($/CATTY) KODE

high LOW

FLOWERING CABBAGE NORMAL 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 0.60 0.15 0.40

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.30 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.60 0.10 0.35

CHINESE KALE LIMITED . 1.80 0.60 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.20 0.60 1.40

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.60 0.30 1.00

SPINACH WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.50 NO SALE 1.50 2.60

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE NORMAL 0.70 0.20 0.50

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.20 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 5.20 2.50 4.00

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OVER 4,200 CHILDREN IMMUNISED AGAINST MEASLES LAST bONTH

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 1974

ADDITIONAL SEWAGE FACILITIES FOR SHA TIN NEW TOWN

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KOWLOON

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TAI PO ROAD SECTION

TICKET NO. 0064221 WINS $690,400 IN GOVERNMENT LOTTERY

FOOTBRIDGE TO REPLACE CONNAUGHT ROAD CROSSING OUTSIDE

FURAMA HOTEL

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SHA TIN SEWAGE FACILITIES ******

ADDITIONAL SEWAGE WORKS FACILITIES ARE BEING PLANNED FOR SHA TIN NEW TOWN AS AN INTERIM MEASURE PENDING THE BUILDING OF A PERMANENT SEWAGE TREATEHENT PLANT IN THE AREA.

THE INTERIM SEWAGE WORKS, COSTING $5-5 MILLION, IS DESIGNED TO SERVE FOR A PERIOD OF TWO TO THREE YEARS AND WILL HAVE A CAPACITY FOR 65,000 PEOPLE.

IT WILL SUPPLEMENT THE PRESENT TEMPORARY SEWAGE TREATEMENT PLANT NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON THE WESTERN COAST OF TIDE COVE, ABOUT HALF A MILE NORTHEAST OF HO TUNG LAU. THIS TEMPORARYPLANT HAS A CAPACITY FOR A POPULATION OF 33.000 WITH PROVISION FOR FURTHER EXPANSION TO 50,0000.

HOWEVER, IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE POPULATION REQUIRING SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN STAGE I WILL BE 43,500 IN 1976-77. RISING TO 73.200 IN 1977-78 AND 121,100 IN 1978-79.

THE TEMPORARY SEWAGE PLANT UNDER CONSTRUCTION COULD NOT-COPE BEYOND EARLY 1977, AND AS THERE WILL BE PERIOD OF ONE OR TWO YEARS BEFORE COMMISSIONING OF THE PERMANENT WORKS, THE INTERIM SEWAGE WORKS SCHEME IS NECESSARY TO FILL THIS PERIOD.

MEANWHILE, THE GREEN LIGHT HAS BEEN GIVEN FOR DESIGNING THE PERMANENT SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS TO MEET THE NEED OF THE S'AGE I POPULATION IN THE NEW TOWN. THIS PROJECT, WHICH COSTS $190 MILLION, WILL TAKE ABOUT FOUR YEARS TO COMPLETE.


KNIGHT STREET REOPENING TO TRAFFIC ****** >

KNIGHT STREET BETWEEN DUKE STREET AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD IN KOWLOON WILL BE REOPENED TO TRAFFIC AS FROM 8 A.M. ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 93.

NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC ALONG WATERLOO ROAD WISHING TO TURN RIGHT INTO BOUNDARY STREET WILL BE DIVERTED AS PREVIOUSLY VIA PRINCE EDWARD ROAD AND KNIGHT STREET.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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4,244 CHILDREN IMMUNISED AGAINST MEASLES LAST MONTH it it it h it it

A TOTAL OF 2,535 CHILDREN VAS IMMUNISED DURING THE LAST THREE WEEKS OF AUGUST IN THE SECOND PHASE OF THIS YEAR’S MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S ANNUAL ANTI-MEASLES CAMPAIGN.

OF THESE, 529 WERE INOCULATED ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 1,2^5 IN KOULOON, AMD 801 IN THE NEU TERRITORIES.

ALTOGETHER 4,244 CHILDREN VERE IMMUNISED IN THE MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN, WHICH ENDED ON AUGUST 31.

•A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THE LATEST CAMPAIGN HAD BEEN PLANNED AS A REAMS OF IMMUNISING HORE CHILDREN DEFORE COLDER WEATHER ARRIVES, ARD SO PREVENT ANY SIGNIFICANT RISE IN THE INCIDENCE OF THE DISEASE DURING THE CO I ING W INTER-SPRING.

HE EMPHASISED THAT CAMPAIGNS VERE *TO REMIND THE PUBLIC OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUING PRECAUTIONARY ACTION AGAINST THE DISEASE.*

FREE VACCINE IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AT ALL THE DEPARTMENT’S GENERAL OUT-PATIENT CLINICS AMD MATERNAL AID CHILD HEALTH CENTRES, IN HONG KONG, KOULOON AND THE LEU TERRITORIES.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TAI PO ROAD SECTION it it n » it it

WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9> TO (SEPTEMBER 12), THE SECTION OF TAI PO ROAD IN THE VICINITY OF THE FO TAN BRIDGE, SHATIN, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 12.30 A.M. AND 6.00 A.M.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE CLOSURE WAS NECESSARY IN CONNECTION WITH WORK ON BRIDGING THE ROAD BY THE CONTRACTORS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKY CLUB SHATIN RACE COURSE.

THE ROAD WILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC FOR FIVE MINUTES EVERY HOUR DURING THE TIME OF CLOSURE. BETWEEN 4.00 A.M. AND 5.00 A.M., S ’EC I AL PROVISION WILL BE MADE TO ALLOW VEHICLES CARRYING VEGETABLES TO MARKETS IN KOULOON.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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LOTTERY RESULTS ft ft ft i ft ft

THE FIRST PRIZE OF $690,400 WENT TO THE HOLDER OF TICKET NIMBER 0064221 AT THE DRAW OF THE EIGHTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY. H-LD AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE TODAY.

. THE WINNING NUMBERS FOR THE SECOND PRIZE OF $69,040 AND TIE THIRD PRIZE OF $6,904 WERE 0583689 AND 0073630 RESPECTIVELY.

THE THREE PRIZES WERE DRAWN BY FOUR HK-TVB ARTISTES —• MISS ------------------ LO, HISS ANNA NG AND HR. HO SOU-SAN.

fSARL AU, HISS ANGELINA

WINNING NUMBERS OF THE 50 SPECIAL PRIZES OF $1,726 EACH ARE A3 FOLLOWS:

47794 205971 353395 579887 737258

92601 217911 370951 580429 748925

111214 239317 425342 582519 750925

125247 264926 429844 641675 767326

156211 273070 449947 644763 779796

152395 289857 478010 653323 781756

156930 294697 478017 691848 798378

167733 324059 486261 710691 827983

175144 330063 512504 712637 837603

190155 343278 525902 724726 860933

THERE ARE ALSO 106 CONSOLATION PRIZES OF $1,726 EACH FOR TICKET NUMBERS IMMEDIATELY ABOVE AND BELOW THE WINNING NUMBERS N THE DRAW.

PRIZES FOR THE EIGHTH LOTTERY MUST BE CLAIMED WITHIN TWO • EARS AFTER THE DRAW.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7» 1974.

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FOOTBRIDGE TO REPLACE CONNAUGHT ROAD CROSSING **»**#■

•THE STUDDED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING OUTSIDE THE FURAMA HOTEL ON CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) AND REPLACED BY A FOOTBRIDGE TO MAKE IT EASIER AND SAFER FOR PEDESTRIANS TO CROSS THE BUSY CONNAUGHT ROAD/HARCOURT ROAD JUNCTION.

INITIALLY, A TEMPORARY WOODE N FOOTBRIDGE WILL BE SET UP AT A LOCATION ON HARCOURT ROAD, SLIGHTLY TO THE EAST OF THE PRESENT CROSSING- WORK ON.TH IS WILL START SHORTLY AND THE BRIDGE SHOULD BE IN POSITION WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

IN THE MEANTIME, PEDESTRIANS ARE ADVISED TO MAKE USE OF THE PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY AT EDINBURGH PLACE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE SAME WOODEN BRIDGE USED IN CONNECTION WITH HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN ARGYLE STREET IN KOWLOON WOULD BE USED AT HARCOURT ROAD. THE BRIDGE WILL BE BROUGHT OVER FROM KOWLOON AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THE TEMPORARY BRIDGE WILL LATER BE REPLACED BY' A PERMANENT CONCRETE ONE, ON WHICH IT IS INTENDED TO START WORK NEXT YEAR.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE STUDDED CROSSING FOLLOWED OBSERVATIONS KEPT ON IT BY STAFF OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE, THE TRAFFIC POLICE AND THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

THEY HAD CONCLUDED THAT THE FURTHER USE AND INCREASING USE OF THIS CROSSING COULD LEAD TO A RISK OF ACCIDENTS.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1974

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CALL FOR INTRODUCTION OF PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE (JOLIERCIAL EDUCATION ............................... 1'

tUSIC SEMINAR FOR STUDENT TEACHERS ..............4... 2

t;Ot r.N CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICER HEADS BRITISH PAS PORT SECTION..................................... 3 ,

YIC:ETS FOR THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY NOU ON SALE 4

VAI R INTERRUPTION . IN CAUSEWAY BAY .............. 4

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PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE COMMERCIAL. EDUCATION k ;? n k- » »

THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL), MR. DANIEL WATERS, TODAY CALLED FOR THE INTRODUCTION CF APPRENTICESHIPS IN COMMERCE LINKED WITH PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE CLA3SES.

+ 1 SHOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME OF THE MORE FAR-SIGHTED EMPLOYEES IN HONG KONG, WHO APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF COMMERCIAL EDUCATION, RELEASING THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE TRAINING IN THE SAME WAY AS IS BEING DONE IN OTHER AREAS OF OUR ECO :OHY,+ HE SAID. • .

THIS WCULD NATURALLY HAVE TO BE A TEAM EFFORT INVOLVING EMPLOYERS, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES and The employees.

MR. WATERS SAID IT WAS A PITY THAT SO FAR THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE HAD NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING ANY CLASSES STARTED AT ALL, ON A PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE BASIS, IN IHE FIELD OF COMMERCE ALTHOUGH +UE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET A NUMER OF PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE COURSES OFF THE GROUND IN THE* HEC IAN1CAL ENGINEERING, THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND THE CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENTS.*

THE GOVERNMENT, HR. WATERS POINTED OUT, WAS SETTING AN EXAMPLE BY ORGANISING PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE COURSES FOR ITS SECRETARIAL AMD CLERICAL STAFF, MANY OF WHOM HAD GAINED PROMOTION BY SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE COURSES.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR WAS SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE ELEMENTARY SECRETARIAL COURSE ORGANISED BY 1ONG KONG JAYCEETTES, THE +LADY CHAPTER OF THE HONG KONG JUNIOR CHAMBER.*

CONGRATULATING THE PRIZE-WINNERS AT THE CEREMONY MR. WATERS TOLD THEM THAT THE KIND OF TRAINING THAT THEY HAD BEEN RECEIVING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS WAS VERY IMPORTANT FOR HONG KONG’S ECONOMY.

♦THE GOVERNMENT OF COURSE RECOGNISES THIS. THAT IS WHY, IN 1954, IN THE THEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE IT SET UP A DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE. THAT IS UHY THE POLYTECHNIC, AT THE PRESENT TIME, HAS TWO DEPARTMENTS DEALING WITH COMMERCE OR ALLIED SUBJECTS. THESE ARE THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTANCY AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES AIID THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS STUDIES.

+THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE SINCE IT WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED IN 1969 HAS HAD A DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCIAL STUDIES. DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCIAL STUDIES ARE ALSO BEING PLANNED FOR THE KWAI CHUNG INSTITUTE, WHICH IS DUE TO OPEN NEXT YEAR, AND FOR THE SAN PO KONG INSTITUTE.*WHICH SHOULD OPEN IN 1977.

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+THE GOVERNMENT TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, HOWEVER, CANNOT DO ALL THE COMMERCIAL TRAINING NEEDED. THAT IS WHY WE RELY, TO A VERY LARGE EXTENT, ON THE ASSISTANCE PROVIDED IN THE TEACHING OF THE COMMERCIAL SUBJECTS BY MANY PRIVATE AND ASSISTED SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER BOD IES,+ MR. WATERS SAID.

HE CONGRATUALTED THE HONG KONG JAYCEETTES FOR THEIR ENTERPRISE AND FORESIGHT FOR ORGANISING THE COURSE DURING THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS.-

MR. WATERS DISCLOSED THAT A NEW COMMITTEE, WHICH WILL BE PART OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL, IS SHORTLY TO BE SET UP BY THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR TO DEAL WITH TRAINING FOR COMMERCE AND FOR THE SERVICE INDUSTRIES.

+THIS COMMITTEE WILL, WITHOUT DOUBT, FILL A BIG NEED. ITS JOB WILL BE TO UNDERTAKE SURVEYS, WRITE JOB DESCRIPTIONS AND TO ADVISE VARIOUS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS JON THE KIND OF TRAINING THAT NEEDS TO BE CARRIED OUT IN THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR,* HE SAID.

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ABOUT 50 SECOND-YEAR STUDENTS FROM THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION WILL ATTEND A MUSIC SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT THE GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION FROM SEPTEMBER 10 TO 14. STUDENTS STUDYING MUSIC IN EDUCATION AT CHUNG CHI COLLEGE HAVE ALSO BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND.

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE GEOTHE INSTITUTE, THE SEMINAR -AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ORFF-TUITION SYSTEM - WILL BE CONDUCTED BY PROFESSOR HERMAN REGNER AND PROFESSOR BARBARA HASELBACH, BOTH FROM THE MOZARTEUM IN SALZBURG-

THE SEMINAR, SPONSORED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, WILL INCLUDE AN INTENSIVE COURSE OF TRAINING IN INSTRUMENTAL WORK, USING ORFF MUSIC INSTRUMENTS, AND MOVEMENT. -

CARL ORFF, COMPOSER, EDUCATIONIST AND MUSICOLOGIST WAS £ORN IN MUNICH IN 1895 AND HELPED TO FOUND THE GUNTER SCHULE THERE. HIS FAMOUS +SCHULWERK+, PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1930 AND 1933, IS THE PRODUCT OF HIS TEACHING EXPERIENCE. IT AIMS TO AWAKEN LATENT POWERS OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION THROUGH MOVEMENT AND MUSICAL IMPROVISATION.

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THE WORLD COKES TO SEE SARAH K* Jr >1 H

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A JOB WHICH OFFERS YOU A

CHANCE TO SEE THE WORLD EVERY DAY WITHOUT RUSHING FROM PLACE TO PLACE WORRYING ABOUT TIME TABLES AND EXPENSES?

+UELL, WORKING AS AN IMMIGRATION OFFICER WILL GIVE

YOU JUST ONE SUCH OPPORTUNITY,+ SAYS SARAH CGUYEN, THE FIRST WUHAN TO HEAD THE BRITISH PASSPORT SECTION OF THE IMMIGRATION Di PAR* HEHT. AND SHE SHOULD KNOW BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN WITH THE DI..PAR' I'.ENT FOR MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS.

'.UIS IS ESPECIALLY tRUE IF ONE IS ASSIGNED TO WORK

AT THE AIRPORT CONTROL POINT, SHE SAID. +SITTING AT THE IMMIGRATION CLEARANCE COUNTER YOU FIND YOURSELF MEETING ALL KINOS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD, YOU DON'T H/.VE T) GO TO SEE THE WORLD BECAUSE THE WORLD COMES TO SEE YOU.+ ■

SARAH, BORN IN HONG KONG OF VIETNAMESE PARENTS, FIRST JOINED THE DEPARTMENT AS AN IMMIGRATION OFFICER IN 1967 AFTER GIVING UP TEACHING FOR HEALTH REASONS. SINCE THEN SHE HAS BEEN PROMOTED TWICE/ AND RIGHT NOU, SHE IS THE OHLY WOMAN OFFICER IN H.LR DEPARTMENT HOLDING THE POST OF CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICER — A JOB HITHERTO HELD CNLY BY HEN.

BEFORE TAKING UP HER NEW POST AS HEAD OF THE BRITISH PASSPORT SECTION, SHE SPENT FOUR MONTHS IM THE UNITED KINGDOM WHERE SHE ATTENDED A SERIES OF COURSES AND WAS ALSO ATTACHED TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FOR ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS.

SARAH FEELS THAT TO BE A GOOD IMMIGRATION OFFICER,

YOU NOT ONLY HAVE TO KNOW YOUR RULES AND REGULATIONS WELL, BUT THAT YOU MUST EXERCISE TACT, PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING WHEN DEALING WITH PEOPLE.

+EXPERIENCE ALSO COUNTS A LOT.+ SHE SAID. +WHEN YOU ARE ON A JOB FOR SOME TIME, YOU CAN AT OKE GLANCE TELL WHETHER A DOCUMENT IS A FAKE OR THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN A PASSPORT APPLICATION IS FALSE OR IRRELEVANT.

+VERY OFTEN TOO, YOU CAN TELL WHETHER A MAN IS AMERICAN CR EUROPEAN JUST BY HIS GESTURES OR APPEARANCE.+

THE SECRET OF SARAH’S SUCCESS IS THAT SHE REGARDS

HER WORK AS A +SERVICE+ FOR PEOPLE. +1 ALWAYS KEEP IN HIND 1HAT I1Y JOB IS TO ASSIST PEOPLE TO C,ET WHAT THEY WANT AND NOT 10 DEPRIVE THEM OF SOMETHING THEY NEED.+

BUT THEN, BEING AN IMMIGRATION OFFICER DOES NOT

FECESSARILY MEAN BEING PERMANENTLY DESK BOUND ARD UP TO 10UR EARS IN PAPER WORK.

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ACCORDING TO SARAH, IMMIGRATION OFFICERS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO DO SOME TRAVELLING FOR THE DEPARTMENT AT TIMES. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE FOR THE CLEARANCE OF VERY LARGE CRUISE LINERS IN ORDER TO SPEED UP THE ARRIVAL AND DOCUMENTATION PROCEDURE FOR PASSENGERS.

UNDER THESE ARRANGEMENTS, OFFICERS ARE SENT BY AIR, AT THE SHIP COMPANY’S EXPENSE, TO THE LAST PORT OF CALL BEFORE HONG KONG TO CLEAR THE SHIP WHILE IT IS ON ITS WAY TO HONG KONG.

WITH THE ADVENT OF THE ’JUMBO* JET AGE, SIMILAR CLEARANCE ARRANGEMENTS ARE SOMETIMES MADE FOR AIR PASSENGERS.

ASKED HOW SHE FEELS ABOUT BEING THE FIRST WOMAN IMMIGRATION OFFICER TO BECOME +CHIEF+ OF A SECTION, SARAH STRESSED THAT WOMEN AND MEN CAN DO EQUAL WORK AND THAT THE PROSPECTS FOR HIGHER POSTING IN HER DEPARTMENT ARE EQUAL FOR HEN AND WOMEN.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE OVER 150 WOMAN OFFICERS OF VARIOUS GRADES IN THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, AND MORE WILL EE RECRUITED IN FUTURE. IN FACT, THE DEPARTMENT IS NOU PLANNING TO RECRUIT SOME 80 MEN AND WOMEN TO FILL VACANCIES ' • IN THE ASSISTANT AND OFFICER GRADES.

SO IF YOU LIKE PEOPLE AND WANT TO SEE THE WORLD, THIS HAY BE THE CHANCE YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR.

NOTE TO EDITORS: COPIES OF A MISS.SARAH NGUYEN’S PHOTOGRAPH ---------------- are AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS NEWS

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SECOND LAST CHANCE TO WIN A LOTTERY THIS YEAR ***»«•**

TICKETS FOR THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY — THE SECOND LAST TO BE HELD THIS YEAR — ARE NOU ON SALE.

THE DRAW FOR THE WINNING NUMBERS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 10 A.M. IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE.

THE TICKETS, AT $2 EACH ARE AVAILABLE FROM ALL ROYAL HONG KONG JCCKEY CLUB BRANCH OFFICES, VARIOUS FERRY PIERS, BANKS AND TWO KOULOON HOTELS.

THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 159 PRIZES COMPRISING A FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE, 50 SPECIAL PRIZES AND 106 CONSOLATION PRIZES.

THE FIRST PRIZE WILL BE WORTH 40 PER CENT OF THE PROCEEDS, THE SECOND PRIZE FOUR PER CENT AND THE THIRD PRIZE 0.4 PER CENT. EACH SPECIAL PRIZE AND CONSOLATION PRIZE WILL BE WORTH 0.1 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL PROCEEDS.

THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF PRIZES WILL MAKE UP 60 PER CENT OF THE PROCEEDS, WITH THE REST GOING INTO THE LOTTERIES FUND TO BE USED FOR THE PROMOTION OF COMMUNITY WELFARE PROJECTS.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CITY HALL RESTAURANT ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 90 AT 1 P.M. TO ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR PROMOTING THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTEND.

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WATER CUT IN CAUSEWAY BAY

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WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF BUILDINGS IN CAUSEAY BAY WIIX BE TURNED OFF FOR FIVE HOURS FROM 1 A.M. ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 100 TO FACILITATE A TEST FOR NIGHT LEAKAGE TO BE CARRIED OUT.

THE AREA AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY LAN FONG ROAD, YUN PING ROAD, KAI CHIU ROAD, JARDINE'S BAZAAR, JARDINE'S CRESCENT INCLUDING FUK HING LANE AND FUNG UN STREET.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1974

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR TOURS WESTERN DISTRICT TO SEE DEVELOPMENT IN

the area ..........................................*e 1

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FOUR COMMERCIAL RADIO ARTISTES TO DRAW WINNING NUMBER

OF THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY ....................... 2

OPENING OF NEW LEGAL YEAR............................   2

LONDON AND ASSOCIATED EXAMINING BOARD G.C.E. EXAMINATIONS .......................................... 3

ELECTRONICS FACTORY SEVERANCE PAY DISPUTE SETTLED ... 4

PREFIX MS MAY BE USED ON TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.............  4

PORTER BACK TO WORK IN DC AND I ....................... 5

YUEN LONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES COME TO A

SUCCESSFUL END........................................  5

MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP FUND.............................  g

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KOWLOON .................. g

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GOVERNOR SEES DEVELOPMENT IN WESTERN DISTRICT

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE TODAY TOOK A FIRST HAND LOOK AT THE GENERAL DEVELOPMENT Am LIVING CONDITION IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT*

ACCOMPANIED BY MR. PETER NG, CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, HONG KONG, SIR MURRAY TOURED THE FRUIT LAANS AT MORRISON STREET. THE SITE WOULD BE REQUIRED AS A WORK AREA FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY IN iiPRIL NEXT YEAR. IT IS PROPOSED TO MOVE THESE LAANS TO A NEU SITE AT KENNEDY TOWN.

THE GOVERNOR TALKED TO THE OWNER OF ONE OF THE LAANS,' MR. LEE, AND ENQUIRED ABOUT HIS TRADE AND THE CLEANLINESS OF THE SURROUNDING AREA.

THE GOVERNOR LATER PROCEEDED TO THE WATERFRONT WHERE HE INSPECTED STAGE FIVE OF THE CENTRAL RECLAMATION PROJECT.

. SIR MURRAY ALSO TOURED THE AREA AFFECTED BY THE URBAN.RENEWAL PILOT SCHEME, COVERING HOLLYWOOD ROAD, UPPER LASCAR ROW, LOWER LASCAR ROW, TUNG STREET AND SAI STREET, ARD VISITED THE KWAN FAMILY TO SEE THE GENERAL LIVING CONDITION IN THE AREA.

MR. AND MRS. KWAN LIVE WITH THEIR FIVE CHILDREN IN A FLAT IN POSSESSION STREET. THE BUILDING HAS BEEN RESUMED FOR THE URBAN RENEWAL SCHEME, AND THE FAMILY HAS BEEN OFFERED REHOUSING IN A FUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE IN WONG CHUK HANG.

THE URBAN RENEWAL PILOT SCHEME COVERS AN AREA OF 13 ACRES AND AFFECTS 13,000 PEOPLE. IT IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN 1976.

THE GOVERNOR THEN DROVE TO KENNEDY TOWN WHERE HE TOURED SEVERAL PROPOSED HAWKER PERMITTED STREETS WITHIN THE HAWKER PILOT STUDY AREA. THE STREETS INVOLVED ARE SMITHFIELD, NORTH STREET, HAU WO STREET AND THE KWUN LUNG LAU ACCESS ROAD.

THE PARTY ALSO VISITED THE KENNEDY TOWN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX AT SMITHFIELD WHICH WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED LAST MONTH. THE COMPLEX, CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING OVER 3,000 PEOPLE AT ONE TIME, COMPRISES A MAIN POOL, A DRIVING POOL, A TRAINING POOL, AND CHILDREN AND PADDLING POOLS.

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‘ SECOND LAST GOVERNMENT LOTTERY THIS YEAR

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FOUR POPULAR ARTISTES FROM COMMERCIAL RADIO WILL DRAW THE I INNING NUMBERS OF THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY, THE SECOND LAST fOR THIS YEAR.

THE DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE AT 10 A.M. ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 210 /T THE CITY HALL THEATRE.-

THE ARTISTES — MISS TING YING, MISS TSUI PIK, MISS WONG PIK FWUN AND MR. FUNG CHIN PING — WERE INTRODUCED TO THE PRESS TODAY EY MR. KA I-YIN CHAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CITY HALL RESTAURANT.

AS PART OF THE PROMOTION PROGRAMME, THE FOUR ARTISTES WILL HELP SELL TICKETS AT STATUE SQUARE NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) BETWEEN 5 P.M. AND 6 P.M.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S CONFERENCE WERE FIVE MEMBERS OF THE LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, MR. DAVID UU, MISS LYDIA DUNN, MR. LUI HAU-TUEN, MR. R.W. SAMPSON AND MR. GORDON CHAN.

CHURCH SERVICE TO MARK OPENING OF NEW LEGAL YEAR *'**»*»

A CHURCH SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH AT 9.30 A.M. ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE LEGAL YEAR.

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THE SERVICE WILL BE ATTENDED BY JUDGES, MAGISTRATES, MEMBERS OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION AND OF THE LAW SOCIETY AND THOSE WORKING IN THE COURTS.

THE COURTS WILL RESUME SITTING AT 11.00 A.M. ON THAT DAY.

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REGISTRATION OF PRIVATE CANDIDATES FOR THE GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OP LONDON AND THE ASSOCIATED EXAMINING BOARD WILL BEGIN ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 123.

THE LONDON G.C.E. EXAMINATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY 1975 WHILE THE G.C.E. EXAMINATION OF THE ASSOCIATED EXAMINING BOARD WILL BE HELD IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR.

THESE EXAMINATIONS ARE LIMITED TO CANDIDATES OF THE JUNE 1974 G.C.E. EXAMINATIONS ONLY. THEY MAY ENTER EITHER THE LONDON G.C.E. OR THE ASSOCIATED EXAMINING BOARD G.C.E. EXAMINATION.ANY CANDIDATE ATTEMPTING TO ENTER FOK BOTH EXAMINATION IS LIABLE TO DISQUALIFICATION FROM BOTH EXAMINATIONS.

THE SUBJECTS MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN ENTERED IN THE JUNE 1974 EXAMINATION AT THE SAME LEVEL, IN EITHER EXAMINATION.

CANDIDATES WHO WISH TO REPEAT AN "A” LEVEL SUBJECT REQUIRING A PRACTICAL TEST MUST HAVE ATTAINED GRADE ’’O” OR ABOVE IN THE SAME SUBJECT IN ONE OF THE JUNE 1974 G.C.E. EXAMINATIONS.

ENTRY FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND SUB-OFFICES FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

COMPLETED FORMS, TOGETHER WITH FEES AND RELEVANT DOCUMENTS, MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON, FROM THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) BETWEEN 9.00 A.M. AND 4.00 P.M. ON WEEKDAYS, AND 9.00 A.M. AND 12 NOON ON SATURDAY AT EITHER THE CAUSEWAY BAY MAGISTRACY BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, ELECTRIC ROAD, HONG KONG OR THE KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, FOURTH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE 4.00 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 17. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

THE INITIAL ENTRY FEE PER CANDIDATE IS $36. IN ADDITION, THE FEE FOR EACH SUBJECT OFFERED AT ORDINARY LEVEL IS $29 AND AT ADVANCED LEVEL $51. CANDIDATES OFFERING PRACTICAL TESTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF $40 FOR EACH TEST.

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THE SEVERANCE PAY DISPUTE INVOLVING 357 WORKERS OF THE TRANS WORLD ELECTRONICS FACTORY IN HUNG HOM WAS SETTLED TODAY.

AN AGREEMENT COVERING THE TERMS OF SETTLEMENT WAS SIGNED THIS AFTERNOON BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE WORKERS AMD THE MANAGEMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF A LABOUR DEPARTMENT CONCILIATOR, HR. SIN CHUNG-YU.

THE AGREEMENT FOLLOWED A SERIES OF CONCILIATION MEETINGS HELD SINCE THE DISPUTE BEGAN LAST MONDAY.

SEVERANCE PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE TO WORKERS AT THE FACTORY PREMISES TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON. MORE THAN TWO THIRDS OF THE WORKERS HAVE ALREADY COLLECTED ARREARS OF WAGES, WAGES IN LIEU OF NOTICE AND PRO RATA ANNUAL BONUSES.

THE REMAINING THIRD OF THE WORKERS WILL GET THESE PAYMENTS ALONG WITH THEIR SEVERANCE PAYMENTS TOMORROW.

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THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE PREFIX MS MAY BE USED TO DESCRIBE A WOMAN ON TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ISSUED BY HIS DEPARTMENT.

EXISTING TRAVEL DOCUMENTS SHOWING THE HOLDER AS MISS OR MRS. MAY BE AMENDED AS MS ON REQUEST. A'SERVICE FEE OF $5 WILL BE CHARGED.

THIS FOLLOWS A SIMILAR MEASURE INTRODUCED BY THE HOME OFFICE IN LONDON ABOUT THREE MONTHS AGO.

ANY ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE NEW PREFIX SHOULD BE MADE TO THE ENQUIRIES SECTION OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ON 5-456065 EXT. 200/236 OR 5-435118.

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MR. ROY PORTER HAS RESUMED DUTY AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IN THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT AFTER RETURNING FROM LEAVE IN BRITAIN.

HE REPLACES MR. ALEC PURVES AS HEAD OF THE INDUSTRY DIVISION. MR. PURVES, WHO HAS BEEN ACTING AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, BECOMES THE PRINCIPAL TRADE OFFICER FOR INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION.

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CLOSING CEREMONY OF YUEN LONG DISTRICT SUMMER PROGRAMME **»»»»

A CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (TUESDAYJ AT 4.30 P.M. AT YUEN LONG TOUN HALL TO MARK THE END OF SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES OF YUEN LONG DISTRICT.

THE CEREMONY WILL BE OFFICIATED BY MR. HSU HUNG, DISTRICT OFFICER OF YUEN LONG= MR. KWOK KA-CHl, PRINCIPAL SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER AND MR. T.S. MAN, DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICER OF NEW TERRITORIES WEST.

SOUVENIRS WILL BE PRESENTED TO 30 ORGANISATIONS WHICH HAD GIVEN FINANCIAL.SUPPORT AND CERTIFICATES TO 200 VOLUNTEERS AND 15 ORGANISATIONS WHICH HAD GIVEN THEIR TIME AND EFFORT IN RUNNING THE ACTIVITIES.

THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF $75,000 WAS SPENT IN ORGANISING 145

YOUTH PROGRAMMES INCLUDING OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT NEARLY 25.000 YOUTHS PARTICIPATED IN THESE PROGRAMMES.

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TWENTY CHILDREN OF THE MINOR STAFF OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WILL EACH BE GETTING GRANTS OF $50 FROM THE MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP FUND ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

MR. LEUNG CHUNQ-YAU, SENIOR HOUSING MAMAC.ER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT’S STAFF CLU3, WILL PRESENT THE GRANTS TO THE CHILDREN AT A BRIEF CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT’S SAN PO KONG OFFICE.

THE MORRISON SCHOLARSHIP FUND WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1963 IN HONOUR OF HR. C.Q.M. MORRISON, THE THEN COMMISSIONER FOR RESETTLEMENT.

TWENTY GRANTS EACH WORTH $50 ARE TAKEN OUT FROM THE FUND ANNUALLY TO HELP CHILDREN OF THE MINOR STAFF TO MEET PART OF THEIR SCHOOLING EXPENSES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT’S SAN PO KONG OFFICE ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING AT 4.30 P.H. ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

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NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KOWLOON

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TUNG TAU TSUEN ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTIONS WITH JUNCTION ROAD TO TUNG TS1NG ROAD, KOWLOON, WILL BE OPENED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AS FROM 10 A.M. ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO IMPORVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE NEWLY-INSTALLED TRAFFIC LIGHT SIGNALS AT THE JUNCTION OF TUNG TAU TSUEN ROAD AND JUNCTION ROAD WILL BE BROUGHT INTO OPERATION.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS AND CARRIAGEWAY MARKINGS WILL BE IN USE TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE to fr

THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (MONDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AMD AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION VHOLESAIX MARKET AMD THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AMD WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) AVERAGE

'china rice

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGAI NO SALE

CHU CHO KO SALE

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15* BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 s SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE HO SALE

AUSTRALIAN RICE 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE NO SALE

TAIWAN RICE KO SALE

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

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AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD .

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

C$/PICUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

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SPEC IES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) MODE

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GOLDEN THREAD NORMAL 5.30 1.60 3.70

BIG-EYES * GOOD 3.00 1.30 2.20

S^UID GOOD 3-50 2.30 3.00

HAIR-TAILS NORMAL 1.80 0.40 1.00

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 2.20 0.60 1.40

CROAKERS NORMAL 1.90 0.50 1.30

CONQER-PIKE-EELS LIMITED 3.50 1.50 2.40

MELON COAT SCARCE 2.40 1.50 2.00

BREAMS SCARCE 5.00 2.00 3.60

YELLOW BELLY SCARCE 1.70 0.40 1.00

MACKERELS LIMITED 6.00 2.40 3.50

RED GOAT FISH FCRK-TAIL LIMITED 1.60 0.70 NO SALE 1.00

HORSE- HEAD LIMITED 6.00 1.60 4.20

MELON SEED NORMAL 2.00 . 0.50 1.50

POMFRf TS Su Ai *CE 8.50 7.20 8.00

GAROUFAS LIMITED 10.00 5.00 8.00

YELLOW CROAKER LIMITED 7.30 4.20 6.00

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES :V.H.O. CHEUNG SHA UAH WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE. AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICEC$/CATTY)

HIGH LOU MODE

FLOWER IDG CABBAGE NORMAL 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CiLBAQE NORMAL 0.70 0.25 0.50

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.40 0.60 1.00

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.50 0.15 0.30

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.00 0.80 1.40

STRING LEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.60 1.40

SPRING ONION SPINACH NORMAL 1.40 0.30 NO SALE 0.80

WATER CRESS SCARCE . 3.50 2.00 3.00

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE NORMAL 0.80 0.20 0.50

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.80 0.20 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 5.00 3.00 4.00

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1974

CONTENTS . PACE NO.

RESTRAINTS ON TEXTILE EXPORTS TO AUSTRALIA FINALISED 1

C.OVZRMOR TO RESUME FACTORY VISITS...................... 2

YUEN LONG-TUEN MUN BECOMES SMOKE CONTROL AREA .......... 3

ANOTHER DRY MONTH FOR HONG KONG......................... 4

REGISTRATION FACILITIES IN WONG TAI SIN ESTATE ......... 4

MORE FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION CLINICS INTEGRATED

INTO GOVERNMENT'S FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES............• 5

PRESS CONFERENCE ON WATER STORAGE POSITION ............. 5

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DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COIMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

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AN ESTIMATED 80 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TEXTILE EXPORTS TO AUSTRALIA WILL BE UNAFFECTED BY THE RESTRAINT ARRANGEMENTS WHICH ARE NOU BEING APPLIED.

THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE RESTRAINTS - BACKDATED TO JULY 1 - HAVE NOU BEEN FINALISED AFTER COJSJDERATJON BY THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD.

THEY ARE LIMITED TO FIVE GROUPS IN THE GARMENT SECTOR

INSTEAD OF THE NINE ORIGINALLY PROPOSED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT

THE INTRODUCTION OF VOLUNTARY RESTRAINTS FOLLOWS LAST MONTH’S TOJGH BARGAINING WITH THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT WHICH CONTENDED THAT GARMENT EXPORTS FROM VARIOUS ASIAN COUNTRIES - INCLUDING HONG KO4G “ WERE DISRUPTING THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET.

+THERE WAS GREAT RELUCTANCE ON OUR PART TO AGREE TO ANY RESTRAINTS AT ALL,4* SAID MR. LAURENCE MILLS, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, +BUT THERE WAS NO OTHER COURSE TO TAKE IN VIEW OF THE STRONG EVIDENCE OF DISRUPTION WHICH THE AUSTRALIANS WE.^E ABLE TO PRODUCE.

+UNDER THE TERMS OF THE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT COVERING WORLD TRADE IN TEXTILES UE WERE OBLIGED TO ACCEPT THAT SOME QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS WERE NECESSARY.+

MR. MILLS SAID THAT IT HAD BEEN POSSIBLE, HOWEVER, TO MODIFY THE ORIGINAL PROPOSALS IN HONG KONG'S FAVOUR.

+THE AUSTRALIANS WANTED RESTRAINTS ON NINE GROUPS OF OUR CLOTHING EXPORTS, BUT THROUGH HARD CONSULTATION WE HAVE MANAGED TO REDUCE THESE TO FIVE.+

THE REMAINING FOUR GROUPS, HE SAID, WOULD BE SUBJECT TO SURVEILLANCE MEASURES.

HR. MILLS SAID THAT THE ITEMS NOW UNDER RESTRAINT ACCOUNTED FOR NEARLY 20 PER CENT OF HONG KONG'S TOTAL EXPORTS TO AUSTRALIA DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

THE FIVE GROUPS OF CLOTHING UNDER RESTRAINT ARE : COTTON, MAN-MADE FIBRE AND WOOL KNIT CASUAL SHIRTS, JACKETS AND SWEATERS® MAN-MADE FIBRE, COTTON KNIT AND WOVEN DRESSES® CHILDREN’S COTTON AND MAN-MADE FIBRE KNIT PLAYSUITS AND TRACKSUITS® COTTON AND MANMADE FIBRE WOVEN COATS® AND MAN-MADE FIBRE BLOUSES.

THE RESTRAINT ARRANGEMENT GIVES HONG KONG THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER YARDAGE FROM OKE ITEM TO ANOTHER UP TO SEVEN AND A HALF PER CENT, PROVIDED THERE IS NO OVERALL INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF RESTRAINED GARMENTS.

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THE FOUR ITEMS SUBJECT TO SURVEILLANCE MEASURES ARE : COTTON AND MAN-MADE FIBRE KNIT BLOUSES= ADULT’S COTTON AND MAN-MADE FIBRE KNIT PLAYSUITS AND TRACKSUITS® COTTON WOVEN BLOUSES= AND COTTON, M.iN-MAbE FIBRE AND WOOL KNIT BUSINESS SHIRTS.

THE SURVEILLANCE MEASURES SERVE A DUAL PURPOSE - TO PROVIDE AN ACCURATE FORWARD PICTURE OF EXPORT TRENDS FOR THE AUSTRALIAN AND HONG KONQ GOVERNMENTS, AND TO GIVE EXPORTERS AN ASSURANCE THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN EXPORT LICENCES FOR CONTRACTED SHIPMENTS.

THERE IS PROVISION FOR EITHER GOVERNMENT TO REQUEST CONSULTATIONS WITH THE OTHER REGARDING ANY HATTER ARISING FROM THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS.

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL BE RESUMING A PROGRAMME OF FACTORY VISITS TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11) TO SEE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS.

HE WILL BE MAKING A SHOP-FLOOR TOUR OF STELUX MANUFACTURING CO LTD., WHOSE FACTORY IS SITUATED AT 98 KING FUK STREET, SAN PO KONG. THE FIRM PRODUCES WATCH BRACELETS AND DIALS AND EMPLOYS MORE TH Ai I 1,000 WORKERS.

SIR MURRAY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. DAVID JORDAN, AND THE PRINCIPAL TRADE OFFICER, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, MR. K.H. YEUNG. THEY WILL BE MET AT THE FACTORY BY THE FIRM’S CHAIRMAN, MR. NG CHUE MENG= THE DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER, HR. ALBERT GAZELEY= AND THE FINANCIAL CONTROLLER, MR. STANLEY HOON.

THE GOVERNOR WILL BE VISITING SEVERAL OTHER MANUFACTURING CONCERNS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, CONTINUING A SERIES OF FACTORY VISITS WHICH HE HAS BEEN MAK ING SINCE MARCH. THERE HAS BEEN A BREAK IN THE PROGRAMME DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS AS HE HAS BEEN AWAY FROM HONG KONG.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE GOVERNOR’S FACTORY VISIT TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11). HE WILL BE ARRIVING AT THE STELJX FACTORY, 93 KING FUK ST., SAN PO KONG, AT A P.M. A G.I.S. OFFICER WILL CE PRESENT TO ASSIST NEWS REPRESENTATIVES. THE FIRM’S PRESS LIAISON OFFICER FOR THE VISIT IS HR. U.K. SO.

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THE COMBINED AREA OF YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES CAME UNDER OFFiCIAL AIR POLLUTION CONTROL REGULATIONS TODAY .

THE NEW SMOKE CONTROL AREA, COVERING ABOUT 85 SQUARE MILES, IS MOSTLY RURAL BUT HAS BEEN EARMARKED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR FUTURE RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.

IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS, SINCE THE NEW SMOKE CONTROL AREA JAS GAZETTED, OFFICERS FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S AIR POLLUTION CONTROL UNIT HAVE CONTACTED AND GIVEN ADVICE TO EVERY KNOWN FUEL USER IN THE AREA.

THEY HAVE CAREFULLY EXPLAINED THE TIGHTER LIMITS ON SMOKE EMISSION THAT WILL APPLY FROM TODAY.

THESE VISITS WILL BE INTENSIFIED OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS TO ENSURE THAT EXISTING AND NEU FUEL USERS ARE GIVEN THE BEST ADVICE ON HOU TO AVOID AIR POLLUTION.

UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ORDINANCE, AN OCCUPIER OF ANY PREMISES WITHIN A SMOKE CONTROL AREA WHO OPERATES A FURNACE, OVEN OR CHIMNEY EMITTING DARK SMOKE FOR SIX MINUTES IN A FOUR-HOUR PERIOD, OR HORE THAN THREE MINUTES AT ANY ONE TIME, IS LIABLE TO A $2,000 FINE.

HE CAN ALSO BE FIRED $50 FOR EVERY 15 MINUTES DURING WHICH THE OFFENCE CONTINUES.

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S AIR POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICER, MR. DAVID NEWBURY, SAID TODAY HIS OFFICERS WOULD BE MAINTAINING A CONSTANT CHECK IN THE YUEN LONG ARD TUEN HUN AREA.

+THE AREA IS QUITE EXTENSIVE AND IT MAY WELL BE THAT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE THE FIRST TO NOTICE A PERSISTENT OFFENDER*.

+L’E WILL BE DELIGHTED TO HEAR FROM THEM*.

+ IT IS IN EVERYBODY’S INTEREST, BOTH IN TERMS OF HEALTH AND CROP DAMAGE THAT AIR POLLUTION SHOULD BE REDUCED TO AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL*.

THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL UNIT CAN BE CONTACTED ON 3-688924 (ENGLISH) AND 3~688954 (CANTONESE).

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AUGUST WEATHER DRIER THAN USUAL

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THE WEATHER LAST MONTH WAS AGAIN DRIER THAN USUAL WITH ONLY 226.6 MM, OR ONLY ABOUT 60 PER CENT OF THE AVERAGE RAINFALL FOR AUGUST RECORDED.

UP TO THE END OF THE MONTH, THE ACCUMULATED TOTAL RAINFALL THIS YEAR WAS 1,241.5 MM. THIS IS ABOUT 28 PER CENT LESS THAN THE AVERAGE FIGURE FOR THE SAME PERIOD AND IS THE LOWEST SINCE 196?.

ACCORDING TO THE MONTHLY WEATHER REPORT ISSUED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1969 THAT NO TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNALS WERE HOISTED IN AUGUST.

ALTHOUGH SEVERAL TROPICAL CYCLONES FORMED IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC DURING THE MONTH, NONE OF THEM AFFECTED HONG KONG.

HONG KONG EXPERIENCED SOME FINE AND HOT WEATHER IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE MONTH, AND THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 34.3 DEGREES, THE HIGHEST SO FAR THIS YEAR, WAS RECORDED ON AUGUST 20.

A TOTAL OF 10 THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED DURING THE MONTH UNDER REVIEW. HOWEVER, NO AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

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A FULL WEATHER REPORT FOR AUGUST PREPARED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY WILL BE BOXED FOR COLLECTION THIS EVENING.

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REGISTRATION FACILITIES IN WONG TAI SIN ESTATE

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ATEAM FR0M THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT WILL OPERATE IN THE LOUER WOIIG TAI SIN ESTATE NEXT WEEK FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

,klr> „FARENTS ARE URGED TO MAKE USE OF THE SPECIAL FACILITY AND REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN, WHO HAVE REACHED THE AQE OF 11 FOR JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS. THOSE WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 18 SHOULD REGISTER FOR ADULT IDENTITY CARDS.

THE REGISTRATION TEAM WILL OPERATE FROM THE WONG

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CHANGES IN REGISTERED PARTICULARS SHOULD ALSO BE REPORTED.

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MORE FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION CLINICS INTEGRATED SEVEN ADDED TO FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES *****

SEVEN MORE FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION CLINICS WERE INTEGRATED INTO THE GOVERNMENT’S FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES ON SEPTEMBER 1 -BRINGING THE TOTAL OF FPA CLINICS NOW ABSORBED TO 24.

THIS COMPLETED THE THIRD STAGE OF THE LAST PHASE OF THE INTEGRATION SCHEME WHICH BEGAN IN OCTOBER 1973> AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR WHEN ALL 28 FPA CLINICS IN GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS WILL HAVE BEEN ABSORBED.

THE SEVEN CLINICS, IN THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT/S MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CENTRES, COMPRISE ONE IN STANLEY ON HONG KONG ISLAND, ONE IN SHEK KIP MEI IN KOWLOON, AND ONE EACH IN CHEUNG CHAU, TAI 0, SILVER MINE BAY, NORTH LAMMA ISLAND, AND PENG CHAU.

ELIGIBLE WOMEN MAY MAKE USE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S FAMILY PLANNING SERVICE IN ALL THE 24 CLINICS NOW INTEGRATED AT A COST OF $1 A VISIT.

A SPOKESMAN DESCRIBES THE PROGRESS OF THE INTEGRATION SCHEME AS ♦VERY SATISFACTORY.* HE SAYS ATTENDANCES ARE *GOOD AND GROWING.*

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NOTE TO EDITORS;

THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR. BILL KNIGHT, WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON IN THE 35 MM THEATRE, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 5TH FLOOR.

THE CONFERENCE WILL START AT 4.30 P.M. AND MR. KNIGHT WILL DISCUSS THE WATER STORAGE POSITION.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (TUESDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

grade of rice AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY> AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C- JJEN GOOD 1.86

PO NQA1 GOOD NO SALE

CHU CHO GOOD NO SALE

THAI RICE' 1.75

100% WHOLE GOOD

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOI.E GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S., RICE GOOD NO SALE 1.74

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD NO SALE

TAIWAN RICE GOOD NO SALE

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK C$/P1CUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW MODE

GOLDEN THREAD LIMITED 5.00 2.00 4.00

big-eyes GOOD 3.00 1.20 2.00

SQUID GOOD 3-50 0.80 1.60

HAIR-TAILS LIMITED 2.20 0.80 1.20

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 3.00 0.40 1.60

CROAKERS LIMITED 2.40 0.90 2.00

CONGER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 2.40 0.90 2.00

MELON COAT SCARCE 1.90 0.80 1.40

BREAMS SCARCE 5-50 2.50 3-70

YELLOW BELLY NORMAL 1.90 1.00 1.30

MACKERELS SCARCE 5.50 2.40 3-80

RED GOAT FISH LIMITED 1.60 0.70 1.20

FORK-TAIL NO SALE

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 6.30 2.40 4.20

MELON SEED LIMITED 2.20 0.90 1.60

POMFRETS SCARCE 8.00 6.00 7.80

GAROUPAS NORMAL 9.50 6.20 8.00

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 6.80 4.50 5.40

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES CVMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SUPPLY HIGH LOW MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE LIMITED 0.80 0.30 0.60

CHINESE LETTUCE SCARCE 1.50 0.60 1.20

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.60 0.20 0.40

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 1.80 0.80 1.40

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.60 1.40

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.50 0.40 1.00

SPINACH ——

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.50 1.50 2.50

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.80 0.20 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 5.00 3.00 4.00

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WATER SUPPLY TO BE RAT1ONED. FROM SEPTEMBER 25......... ‘

FIVE-YEAR SOCIAL WELFARE DEVELOPMENT PLAN +ON COURSE+ 3

CUNARD CHIEF DESIGNATED CHAIRMAN OF MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION ................................... 4

SECTION OF TAI PO ROAD IN NEW TERRITORIES TO BE CLOSED

TEMPORARILY ........................................... 4

MAXIMUM RETAIL PRICE LEVELS OF RICE REDUCED .......... 5

TEMPORARY WATER STOPPAGE IN SHEUNG SHU I .........• •••• 5

GOVERNOR SEES THRIVING WATCH INDUSTRY AT WORK •••••••• 6

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 11, 1974.

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WATER RATIONING FROM SEPT.25 »»»»»»

THE GOVERNMENT, ON THE ADVICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, HAS AUTHORISED RESTRICTIONS ON WATER USAGE DURING THE CO1ING DRY SEASON. THE RESTRICTIONS WILL ENSURE THAT HONG KONG’S MAIER RESOURCES ARE HUSBANDED CAREFULLY OVER THE WINTER MONTHS SO THAT THEY WILL LAST, WITH AN ADEQUATE RESERVE, INTO THE NEXT RAINY SEASON. *

THE RESTRICTIONS WILL CONSIST OF A PROGRESSIVE REDUCTION IN THE DAILY HOURS OF SUPPLY, BEGINNING UITH A CUT TO A 16-HOUR SUPPLY FROM SEPTEMBER 25 AND FOLLOWED BY CUTS TO A 10-HOUR SUF PLY FROM OCTOBER 9 AND TO A 4-HOUR SUPPLY FROM OCTOBER 30. THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION BY A QUARTER.

BACKGROUND AND REASONS

THE NECESSITY FOR RESTRICTIONS ARISES, SIMPLY, FROM DROUGHT. THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY HAS DISCLOSED THAT 1974 HAS BECOME, UP TO DATE, THE DRIEST YEAR FOR A DECADE. HONG KONG ENTERED THE RAINY SEASON WHICH IS NOW ENDING WITH A HEALTHY STORAGE TOTAL - FOR THAT TIME OF YEAR - OF ABOUT 40,000 MILLION GALLONS. BECAUSE OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY LIGHT RAINFALL FROM EARLY MAY ONWARDS, THE STORA(£ TODAY HAS STAYED AT ROUGHLY THAT LEVEL, INSTEAD OF RISING TO WITHIN SIGHT OF FULL CAPACITY.

THIS LEVEL MEANS THAT AT THE EXPECTED NORMAL RATES OF CONSUMPTION, AND FAILING ANY DRAMATICALLY HIGH RAINFALLS IN THE REMAINING DAYS OF THE +UET+ SEASON (SUCH AS MUST NOW BE RECKONED TO BE HIGHLY UNLIKELY), OUR RESERVOIRS WOULD BE DRY BY NEXT APRIL. BY ACTING NOW . TO CONSERVE SUPPLIES, WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THIS DOES KOT HAPPEN AND THAT, INSTEAD, WE MAINTAIN AN EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION UNTIL THE RESERVOIRS BEGIN TO FILL NEXT SUMMER.

THE FOLLOWING FIGURES TELL THE STORY:

RAINFALL

NORN FOR JAN. 1 TO SEPT. 11 TOTAL FOR SAME PERIOD 1973 TOTAL FOR SAME PERIOD 1974 1974 DEFICIENCY BELOW NORM DEFICIENCY IN PERCENTAGE

71.4 INCHES

110.6 INCHES

53.4 INCHES

18 INCHES 252

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STORAGE

TOTAL STORAGE CAPACITY , 67,300 M.Q.

STORAGE THIS TIME LAST YEAR 65,900 M.Q.

STORAGE TODAY 37,600 M.G»

SHORTFALL BELOW FULL CAPACITY 29,500 M.Q.

PERCENTAGE SHORTFALL 44%

THE PHASING AND HOURS OF RESTRICTION

TURNING OFF AND TURNING ON SUPPLY FROM THE MAINS IS NOT AN OPERATION WHICH CAN BE TIMED TO THE MINUTE IN ITS EFFECT ON THE CONSUMER, ALTHOUGH EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO SEE THAT CONTROL IS AS PRECISE AS POSSIBLE. WITH THIS PROVISO, THE HOURLY PERIODS OF SUPPLY DURING THE THREE RESTRICTION PHASES NOW ANNOUNCED WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

PHASE 1 — 16-HOUR SUPPLY. SUPPLY PERIOD:6 A.M. TO 10 P.M.

PHASE 2 — 10-H0UR SUPPLY. SUPPLY PERIODS: 6 A.M. TO 11 A.M. AND

4 P.M. TO 9 P.M. ' ---

PHASE 3 — 4-HOUR SUPPLY. SUPPLY PERIODS: 6 A.M. TO 10 A.M. OR 4 P.M. TO 8 P.M.

IN PHASE 3 SOME AREAS WILL BE ON MORNING SUPPLY AND SOME ON EVENING SUPPLY. DETAILS OF ZONING FOR PHASE 3 WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND PUBLICISED IN GOOD TIME.

TIMING OF RESTRICTIONS

THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, IN TIMES OF HIGH STORAGE AND LOW, THE WATERWORKS OFFICE KEEPS UNDER OBSERVATION THE VARYING PROBABILITIES OF ACHIEVING THE NECESSARY STORAGES REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN FULL SUPPLY. THE RECOMMENDATION OF RESTRICTIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT WAS BASED ON SUCH CALCULATIONS. TIMING THEREFORE DEPENDS ON A FINELY COMPUTED ASSESSMENT OF THE SITUATION. ON THE ONE HAND, A PREMATURE RECOMMENDATION, LEADING TO THE INCONVENIENCE OF SHORT-LIVED RESTRICTIONS WHICH MAY IN THE EVENT BE PROVED UNNECESSARY, HAS TO BE AVOIDED. ON THE OTHER HAND, A BEllATED RECOMMENDATION CAN LEAD TO MORE SEVERE RESTRICTIONS. IN CHOOSING THE TIMING, THEREFORE, THIS BaLANCE HAS BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

' 1" THE NEED FOR VOLUNTARY ECONOMY

THIS NEED, IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD, IS ABSOLUTE AND UNQUALIFIED. ANY WASTE OF WATER IN HONG KONG MUST BE REGARDED AS A SOCIAL OFFENCE= AND ANY VOLUNTARY ACTION TAKEN TO SAVE WATER IS, CORRESPONDINGLY, A GOOD DEED DONE ON THE COMMUNITY’S BEHALF. THE fL.EDTO SAVE, AND PARTICULARLY TO AVOID ANY WASTE, WILL CONTINUE— BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE RESTRICTIONS NOW ANNOUNCED.

THE WATERWORKS OFFICE HERE PLACES ON RECORD ITS APPRECIATION OF THE WAY IN WHICH THE COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA HAVE CONVEYED THIS MESSAGE OVER PAST YEARS AND DURING RECENT MONTHS, AS WELL AS ALERTING THE COMMUNITY PROGRESSIVELY TO THE SHORTAGE AS IT HAS DEVELOPED THIS SUMMER.

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REVIEW OF 5-YEAR SOCIAL WELFARE PLAN * Ifr » ft » ft

THE 1974'REVIEW OF THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES IN HONG KONG HAS BEEN COMPLETED. THE REVIEW INVOLVED A DETAILED STUDY OF THE PLAN WITH THE AIM OF ENSURING THAT IT REMAINS ON COURSE, THAT PROJECTS FOR COMING YE\RS REMAIN RELEVANT, AND THAT PROVISION IS MADE FOR THE PLAN , TO BE EXTENDED BY A FURTHER YEAR. I

THE RESULTS OF THE,REVIEW HAVE BEEN SET OUT IN THE FORM OF A REPORT WHICH IS NOW BEING DISTRIBUTED TO THOSE IN THE SOCIAL WELFARE FIELD CONCERNED WITH IMPLEMENTING THE PLAN. THE REPORT IS, HOWEVER, A TECHNICAL DOCUMENT AND AS SUCH, IS LARGELY MADE UP OF DETAILED TABLES AND ANALYSES. IT FOLLOWS THAT IT IS NOT DESIGNED FOR GENERAL READING. NEVERTHELESS, THE REPORT IS AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION ON APPLICATION TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT BY ALL WHO ARE INTERESTED IN ITS CONTENT.

MR. FREDERICK CLARK, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, EXPLAINED THAT THE REPORT HAD NOTED THE ACHIEVEMENTS COMPLETED OR IN PROGRESS UNDER THE PLAN IN THE FIRST TWO YEARS C1973“1974), HAD EXAMINED IN DEPTH THE PROJECTS IN TRAIN FOR 1975, AND FINALLY HAD LOOKED MORE BROADLY AT THOSE SCHEDULED FOR 1976 AND ONWARDS WHILE AGREEING FURTHER PROJECTS FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE PLAN TO COVER 1979 AND BEYOND.

HR. CLARK ADDED THAT DURING THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PLAN, 1973. A TOTAL OF 54 PROJECTS HAD BEEN SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED INCLUDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DISABILITY AND INFIRMITY ALLOWANCES SCHEME AND THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING. HE STRESS'D, HOWEVER, THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN RELIED UPON A FIRM partnership between the voluntary•sector and government, it was • THEREFORE PARTICULARLY PLEASING TO NOTE THAT THE FIRST YEAR’S PROJECTS INCLUDED THE OPENING OF THE PO LEUNG KUK NEW WELFARE BUILDING AND THE MARYCOVE CENTRE FOR GIRLS UNDERTAKEN BY VOLUNTARY agencies.

THE REVIEW OF THE PLAN TOOK PLACE OVER A PERIOD OF FIVE MONTHS AND INVOLVED ABOUT 30 MEETINGS AT WHICH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE TOGETHER WITH SOCIAL WORKERS FROM SPECIFIC VOLUNTARY AGENCIES MET TOGETHER AND FREELY DISCUSSED ALL ASPECTS OF THE PLAN AND ITS FUTURE LEADING TO THE PREPARATION OF THE REVIEW REPORT.

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THE INCLUSION OF A PARTICULAR PROJECT IN THE 5~YEAR-PLAN AND THE REVIEW, HE POINTED OUT, DOES NOT OF COURSE REPRESENT A GUARANTEE OF IMPLEMENTATION. THIS IS BECAUSE CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE AND THERE IS ALWAYS NEED TO DETERMINE POLICY IN LIGHT OF THE LATEST EVIDENCE AND ALSO OF THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE. ’

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CHAIRMAN FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION k k k k k k k k »

THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY HAS ANNOUNCED THE'APPOINTMENT OF MR. NORMAN SINCLAIR THOMPSON AS CHAIRMAN-DESIGNATE OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION WHICH IS TO EE SET UP BY LEGISLATION LATER THIS YEAR TO TAKE OVER THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY PROJECT.

MR. THOMPSON IS CURRENTLY MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE CUNARD STEAMSHIP COMPANY LTD.

BORN IN 1920, MR. THOMPSON IS A FELLOW OF THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AN ASSOCIATION MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF COST AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS.

MR. THOMPSON HAS LONG EXPERIENCE IN MAJOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES. BEFORE JOINING THE CUNARD STEAMSHIP-COMPANY IN 1970, MR. THOMPSON WAS DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE SWAN HUNTER GROUP AND PRIOR TO THAT, AS OVERSEAS DIRECTOR, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RE-ORGANISATION AND IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FORMER NAVAL DOCKYARDS IN MALTA, SINGAPORE AND TRINIDAD.

BETWEEN 1961 AND 1963, HE WAS FINANCIAL DIRECTOR OF DAVID BROWN AND SONS, MANUFACTURERS OF GEARINGS-AND MACHINE TOOLS, AND BEFORE THAT HE WAS GROUP SECRETARY, OF RICHWDSQN, UESTGARTH AND COMPANY LTD., MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS, AND SHIP. REPAIRERS. • '

MR. THOMPSON WILL TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

MR. THOMPSON IS MARRIED AND HAS TWO SONS, AGED 27 AND 20. HIS HOBBIES INCLUDE YACHTING AND MUSIC.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: -,V

PHOTOGRAPHS OF MR. THOMPSON WILL BE BOXED FOR COLLECTION THIS EVENING.

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MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT THE SECTION OF TAI PO ROAD NEAR THE HA WO CHE BORROW AREA IN SHA TIN, NEW. TERRITORIES, WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR THREE HOURS EARLY SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) MO.tNING FROM 3 O’CLOCK.

THE CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF OVERHEAD DECKING FOR AN ACCESS BR1DQE ACROSS TAI PO ROAD IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY QLDB SHA TIN RACE COJRSE. , ...

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE HdhrORlSTS.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1974

CUTS IN RETAIL RICE PRICE CEILINGS * * * * * *

A NUMBER OF CUTS IN THE MAXIMUM PRICES WHICH RETAIIERS CAN CHARGE FOR RICE WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY BY THE COMMERCE AND INLUSTRY DEPARTMENT.

AT A MEETING OF THE RICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE IT WAS AGREED THAT RETAIL PRICE CEILINGS FOR RICE IN VARIOUS GRADES SHOULD BE REDUCED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF FALLING IMPORT PRICES.

THE MAXIMUM PRICE LEVELS WILL NOW RANGE FROM $2.25 T0-«2.45 PER CATTY DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF RICE BEING SOLD . . |

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT ACTUAL SOHX RETAIL PRICES WERE ALREADY REFLECTING THE DOWNWARD TREND Iff IMPORT PRICES, AND THE REVISED CEILING STRUCTURE HAD BEEN FIXED TP-TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT. <

AGREEMENT WAS ALSO REACHED AT THE RICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING TO REDUCE THE MAXIMUM MARK-UP FOR RETAILERS FROM TO S3O PER PICUL.

THIS REDUCTION IS BEING INTRODUCED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE ACTUAL MARK-UPS APPLIED BY RETAILERS.

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WATER CUT * * * *

WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN SHEUNQ SHU I, NEW TERRITORIES, WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR FIVE HOURS FROM 1 A.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER TO FACILITATE A TEST FOR LEAKAGE TO BE CONDUCTED IN THE AREA.

AFFECTED BY THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE WILL BE PREMISES BOUNDED BY JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, LUNG SUM ROAD AND SAN FUNG AVENUE.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1974

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GOVERNOR SEES THRIVING WATCH INDUSTRY AT WORK Jr ft ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, TODAY VIEWED MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS IN HONG KONG'S THRIVING WATCH INDUSTRY WHOSE EXPORT EARNINGS TOPPED $440 MILLION LAST YEAR.

SINCE I960, WHEN EXPORTS TOTALLED $20 MILLION, THE NUMBER OF FACTORIES INVOLVED IN THE WATCH AND CLOCK INDUSTRY HAS GROWN FROM 70 TO 300, AND THE LABOUR FORCE HAS .INCREASED FROM 2,550 TO OVER 11,500.

SIR MURRAY MADE A SHOP-FLOOR TOUR OF THE SAN PO KONG FACTORY OF STELUX MANUFACTURING CO. LTD, WHICH IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCER OF WATCH BRACELETS.

ABOUT 2,500 WORKERS ARE EMPLOYED AT THE FACTORY WHICH TURNS OUT BETWEEN 20,000 TO 25,000 WATCH BRACELETS A DAY. SALES OF WATCH BRACELETS AND DIALS AVERAGE SOME $6 MILLION A MONTH ARD THE MA»N EXPORT MARKETS ARE SOUTH-EAST ASIA, EUROPE ARD THE UNITED STATES.

WHEN THE FIRM WAS STARTED 11 YEARS AGO IT EMPLOYED ONLY 30 WORKERS.

THE-GOVERNOR WAS ACCOMPANIED ON HIS VISIT TO THE FACTORY BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, HR. DAVID JORDAN, AND THE PRINCIPAL TRADE OFFICER, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, MR. K.H. YEUNG.

THEY TOURED THE PREMISES WITH THE FIRM'S CHAIRMAN, MR. NG CHUE MENG= THE DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER, MR. ALBERT GAZELEY= AND THE FINANCIAL CONTROLLER, MR. STANLEY KOON.

THE PRODUCTION OF WATCH BRACELETS IS AN IMPORTANT SECTOR OF THE LOCAL WATCH INDUSTRY, ACCOUNTING FOR EXPORTS WORTH $132 MILLION LAST YEAR.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT HAS PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY. AT THE END OF MAY THIS YEAR IT TOTALLED $186 MILLION, WITH THAILAND ACCOUNTING FOR $138 MILLION, THE UNITED STATES $18 MILLION, BERMUDA $15 MILLION AND JAPAN $11.5 MILLION.

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE -REALISED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

.? SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) ' AVERAqE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NQAI NO SALE

CHU CHO HO SALE

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE qooD 1.82

10-15% BROKENS qooD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA qooD 1.70

A1 : SUPER qooD 1.45

WHOLE GLUT INOUS qooD 1-75

U.S. RICE NO SALE

AUSTRALIAN RICE 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE NO SALE

TAIWAN RICE v-4 ./ NO SALE

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

(S/PICUL-LJVE WEIGHT)

GOOD

320 (AVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH CFMO CHEUNQ SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPEC IES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 5.00 1.80 4.00

BIG-EYES GOOD 3.00 1.20 2.20-

SQUID GOOD 3.20 - 0.50 2.00

HAIR TAILS NORMAL 2.00 0.60 1.20

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED - 4.00 0.50 1.60

CROAKERS LIMITED 1.40 0.50 0.90

CONGER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 2.00 1.20 1.80

MELON COAT NORMAL 1.80 1.00 1.20

BREAMS NORMAL 4.50 2.50 4.00

YELLOW BELLY GOOD 1.80 0.70 1.20

MACKERELS SCARCE 5.30 1.70 4.00

REO GOAT FISH NORMAL - 1.20 0.70 1.00

FO IK-TAIL NORMAL 1.30 1.00 • 1.10

HO iSE-HEAD NORMAL 6.00 3.20 4.50

MELON SEED GOOD 2.60 0.80 1.50

PONFRETS . SCARCE 7.00 5.50 6.00

GAROUPAS LIMITED 10.00 6.50 8.00

YELLOW CROAKER LIMITED 5.80 3- 50 4.50

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE HIGH PR ICE LOW C$/CATTY) MODE

FLOJERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE LIMITED . 1.00 0.40 0.70

CHINESE LETTUCE SCARCE 1.50 0.60 1.20

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.60 0.20 0.40

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 1.80 0.80 1.40

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.20 0.80 1.50

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.50 0.50 1.00

SPINACH

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3-50 1.50 2.50

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED . 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 0.25 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 5.00 3.00 4.00

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RETIREMENT AGE OF DISTRICT JUDGES RAISED FROM 55 TO '60.................................................    1

SIXTY-TWO RECRUIT PRISON OFFICERS COMPLETE TRAINING 2

1974/75'LEGCO SESSION OPENS ON OCTOBER 16 .............. 3 .

♦MEET THE MEDIA+ SESSION TOMORROW WITH DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT ............. 3

NEW STREAMLINED TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAMME YIELDS FIRST GROUP OF GRADUATES............................... 4

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hqng Kong. Tel: 5-233191

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1974

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GOVT ACCEPTS CJ’S RECOHKEK’DATIONS ft ft ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ACCEPTED A NUMBER CF RECOMMENDATIONS PUT FORWARD BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOLLOW A REVIEW BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF CERTAIN MATTERS AFFECT ING TEE JUDICIARY, SOME INVOLVING CONSULTATION WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNS TEE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEPARATE COURT OF APPEAL. THE DECISION TO PROCEED WITH THIS WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL RECEtJILY. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE NECESSARY LEGISLATION WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE HAS RECOMMENDED THAT THE LAW SHOULD FORMALLY CONFER SECURITY Or TENURE CH THE CFF1CE OF DISTRICT. JUDGE. ALTHOUGH THE POSSIBILITY OF THE REMOVAL CF A DISTRICT JUDGE FROM OFFICE HAS NEVER IN PRACTICE ARISEN, IT IS CONSIDERED THAT STATUTORY PROVISION IS DESIRABLE, TO EMPHASIZE THE FULL INDEPENDENCE OF DISTRICT JUDGES.

IT IS PROPOSED TO CONFER ON THEM SIMILAR PROTECTION TO THAT WHICH IS ALREADY CONFERRED DY THE LETTERS PATENT, ON SUPREME COURT JUDGES, WHICH PROVIDE THAT A SUPREME COURT JUDGE CAN OHLY BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE AFTER INVESTIGATION DY A SPECIAL TRIBUNAL AND REFERENCE TO THE JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL. THE PRECISE WAY IN WHICH THIS WILL EE ACHIEVED HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED.

AT PRESENT, THE NORMAL RETIRING AGE OF DISTRICT JUDGES IS 55, THE SAME AS THAT FOR MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE. IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO RAISE THIS TO 60, IN ORDER ROT TD LOSE THE BENEFIT OF THEIR EXPERIENCE, AT WHAT IS A COMPARATIVELY YOUNG AGE. THE DECISION TO RAISE THE RETIRING AQE WAS INFLUENCED, AMONG OTHER CONSIDERATIONS, BY THE RECENTLY ADOPTED POLICY OF MAKING APPOINTMENTS TO THE DISTRICT COURT BENCH FROM LAWYERS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE. TUO SUCH APPOINTMENTS WERE HADE IN 1973 AND, THOUGH SUCH APPOINTMENTS ARE HOT LIKELY TO EE FREQUENT, A RAISING OF THE RETIRING AQE SHOULD ENCOURAGE SUITABLE PRACTISING LAWYERS TO ACCEPT APPOINTMENT.

ANOTHER PROPOSAL, WHICH HAS THE CHIEF JUSTICE’S SUPPORT, IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION. THIS COMMISSION WOULD ADVISE THE GOVERNOR ON APPOINTMENTS TO VACANCIES IN JUDICIAL OFFICES. IT IS INTENDED THAT THE CHIEF JUSTICE SHOULD BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION Af'D THAT THE OTHER MEMBERS WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION AtE> KOT MORE THAN THREE PERSONS APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.

/THE GOVEEuIIira ........

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS ACCEPTED. |N PRINCIPLE THE NEED TO MAKE LEGAL AH) AVAILABLE TO ALL PERSONS CHARGED BEFORE THE DISTRICT COURT. PROVISION FOR LEGAL AID IN DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL CASES, WHICH WAS FIRST INTRODUCED IN MARCH 1973, EXTENDS AT PRESENT TO ALL PERSONS CHARGED WITH OFFENCES CARRYING A MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF IMPRISONMENT OF 14 OR MORE YEARS, WHO AMOUNT TO ABOUT 75 PER CENT OF ACCUSED PERSONS APPEARING BEFORE THE DISTRICT COURT.

IT IS HOPED THAT IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO EXTEND LEGAL

AID TO THE REMAINING ACCUSED PERSONS IN THE NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR, THOUGH NECESSARILY LEGAL AID MUST COMPETE FOR AVAILABLE FINANCIAL RESOURCES WITH OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES.


NEW PRISON OFFICERS COMPLETE TRAINING &****£*&

NOTE TO EDITORS:

SIXTY-TWO RECRUIT PRISON OFFICERS, INCLUDING THREE WOMEN, WILL BE GRADUATING FROM THE PRISON DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE AT TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY, THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

TO MARK THE OCCASION THEY WILL TAKE PART IN A PASSING-OUT PARADE WHICH WILL BE INSPECTED BY HR. H.M.A. BRISTOW, DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR SECURITY.

REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE PARADE WHICH WILL START AT 11 A.M. ON SATURDAY.

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NEU LEQCO SESSION STARTS ON OCTOSER 16 «• «• n » j? n

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL START ITS 1974/75 SESSION ON OCTOBER 16, INSTEAD OF ON OCTOBER 2 AS PREVIOUSLY AN?»OUNCED.

THE NEU OPENING DATE HAS BEEN FIXED SO AS TO MAINTAIN THE CUSTOMARY PERIOD OF THE COUNCIL'S ANNUAL RECESS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE COUNCIL'S LAST SESSION, UHICH ENDED ON AUGUST 14, UAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO END ON JULY 31, BUT BECAUSE OF THE VOLUME OF LEGISLATION AND OTHER BUSINESS UHICH NEEDED COMPLETION BEFORE THE RECESS IT UAS DECIDED TO HAVE AN ADDITIONAL SITTING ON AUGUST 14. THE OPENING OF THE NEU SESSION HAS THEREFORE BEEN PUT BACK BY TWO WEEKS TO MAINTAIN THE'CUSTOMARY PERIOD OF RECESS.

THE GOVERNOR WILL OPEN THE 1974/75 SESSION ON OCTOBER 16 WHEN HE UILL DELIVER HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS.

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+MEET THE MEDIA+ SESSION »»»»»» »

NOTE TO EDITORS:,

MR. VICTOR LADD, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE, UILL BE PRESENT AT A +HEET THE MEDIA+ SESSION AT 12 NOON TOMORROW CFIUCAY) TO SPEAK ABOUT THE WORK OF HIS DEPARTMENT.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE OCCASION IN THE G.l.S. THEATRE, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

THE USUAL SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION FACILITIES UILL BE PROVIDED AS UILL FACILITIES FOR RADIO AND TELEVISION COVERAGE.

TO AVOID INCONVENIENCE, RADIO AND TELEVISION CREUS ARE REMINDED TO ARRIVE EARLY TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT BEFORE THE START OF THE MEETING.

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT +MEET THE MEDIA+ SESSIONS ARE ARRANGED PURELY TO GIVE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND QUESTION SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICERS ABOUT THEIR WORK, AND IT SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED THAT SUCH SESSIONS DENOTE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF POLICY CHANGES.

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GRADUATION OF TECHNICAL TRAINEES »**»»»

THE STREAMLINING AND EXPANSION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S TECHNICAL TRAINING PROGRAMME WILL BE REFLECTED IN A PASSING-OUT CEREMONY ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 1JD AFTERNOON, WHEN $9 APPRENTICES WILL +QRADUATE+ AT THE END OF COURSES RUN BY THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AT 5-30 P.M. MR. ANN TSE-KAI, CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL, WILL BE PRESENTING CERTIFICATES TO THE SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICES.

THESE APPRENTICES WILL BE THE FIRST PRODUCTS OF AN EXTENDED TWO-STREAM SYSTEM OF TRAINING WHICH WAS INTRODUCED IN 1969 TO HELP MEET HONG KONG'S INCREASING DEMAND FOR SKILLED CRAFTSMEN, MECHANICS, TECHNICIANS AND TECHNICAL EXECUTIVES.

ONE STREAM OF THIS SYSTEM WILL BE REPRESENTED BY 22 TECHNICAL APPRENTICES WHO HAVE JUST COMPLETED A FIVE-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAMME CONDUCTED AT THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE'S AND WATERWORKS OFFICE'S WORKSHOPS.

DURING THEIR TRAINING THEY HAVE BENEFITTED FROM A PART-TIME DAY RELEASE FACILITY ENABLING THEM-TO STUDY AT THE HONG KONG

• POLYTECHNIC. IT IS INTENDED THAT THESE TECHNICAL APPRENTICES SHOULD EVENTUALLY BE ELIGIBLE FOR MIDDLE MANAGEMENT POSTS IN GOVERNMENT OR INDUSTRY.

THE SECOND STREAM WILL BE REPRESENTED BY 47 CRAFT APPRENTICES WHO HAVE UNDERGONE A FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMME FROM WHICH THEY HAVE EMERGED AS TRAINED CRAFTSMEN.

LIKE THE TECHNICAL APPRENTICES, THESE CRAFT TRAINEES HAVE BEEN RELEASED FOR PART-TIME STUDIES IN THE COURSE OF THEIR TRAIN INGIN THEIR CASE AT THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE.

A HIGHLIGHT OF THE OCCASION WILL BE THE PRESENTATION BY MR. ANN OF THE BROWN CUP FOR THE BEST OF ALL THE APPRENTICES UNDER TRAINING.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER T3 COVER THIS CEREMONY. ALL GUESTS, INCLUDING NEWSMEN, . ..RE ADVISED TO BE AT THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FIRST PLOORD BY 5.15 P.M.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1974

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE * * » » » ft

THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (THURSDAY} AT SALE UNDER THE R ICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE ($/CATTY}

GRADE OF RICE OF SUPPLY AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C, JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO ngai NO SALE

CHU CHO NO SALE

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE NO SALE

AUSTRALIAN RICE 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE NO SALE

TAIWAN RICE NO SALE A

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE (ALL SOURCES}

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORKER

' ($/P 1CUL-LIVE WEIGHT}.

GOOD $320 (AVERAGE}

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET}

SPECIES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE CS/CATTY)

HIGH . LOW MODE

GO-DEN THREAD GOOD 5.00 2.00 3.50

BIJ—EYES GOOD 2.90 0.80 1.80 •

SQJ1D GOOD 2.90 0.90 1.80

HAIR-TAILS NORMAL 1.70 0.50 1.00

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 2.50 0.40 1.00

CROAKERS NORMAL 3.50 0.60 1.40 ’

COJQER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 1.90 1.10 1.50

MELON COAT *• LIMITED 2.40 1.50 1.80

brpahs LIMITED 6.30 4.60 5.80 .

YELLOW BELLY GOOD 2.50 0.70 1.50

MACKERELS LIMITED 5.50 2.20 3-50

REI) QOAT FISH NORMAL 1.00 0.50 0.70

FORK- TAIL NO SALE

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 6.00 3.70 4.50

MEIjON SEED GOOD 2.20 0.70 1.50

POi FRETS LIMITED 8.50 7.00 7.80

GAROUPAS LIMITED 10.00 7.20 9.00

YEIXOW CROAKER SCARCE 7.50 4.70 6.20

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF.SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

HIGH LOW MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE LIMITED 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHINESE LETTUCE SCARCE 1.60 0.60 1.20

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.60 0.15 0.35

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 1.80 0.80 1.40

STI UNG BEANS LIMITED 2.20 0.60 1.20

SPRING ONION SP 'NACH NORMAL 1.50 0.40 , NO SALE 1.00

WAHER CRESS SCARCE 3.60 2.00 3-00

LEiF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 •> 0.25 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 5.00 3.00 4.00-

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1974

CONTENTS PACE NO.

APPOINTMENT OF CID CHIEF TERMINATED BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT ... .1

NEED FOR EDUCATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO INDUSTRY STRESSED ......................................... 2

REVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS SCHEME . 3

GOOD PROGRESS IN WATER AND POWER SUPPLIES PROGRAMME IN LICENSED AREAS ................................... 4

EDUCATION POLICIES EXPLAINED ...................... 5

COMMODORE-IN-CHARGE HONG KONG TO INSPECT PASSING OUT PARADE OF FIREMEN ................................ 6

COMMERCIAL RADIO’S LICENCE RENEWED ................ 7

SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR..................................... 7

P.W.D. TO HOLD ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA................ 8

DRUG SEIZURE BY PREVENTIVE SERVICE OFFICERS..... 8

/ DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

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Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1J, 1974

NIGEL HOWELL'S APPOINTMENT TERMINATED BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT k x- X- k k

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY RECEIVED A REPORT ON MR. NIGEL HOWELL'S CONDITION. NR. HOWELL WAS SEEN BY HIS PRIVATE DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS RETURN FROM HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 7, AND WAS PUT ON SICK LEAVE SUFFERING FROM +AN ANXIETY STATE*.

HE WAS EXAMINED BY A PHYCHIATRIC SPECIALIST AT ST. THOMAS' HOSPITAL ON SEPTEMBER 9- THE SPECIALIST'S INITIAL REPORT INDICATES THAT MR. HOWELL IS SUFFERING FROM AN ACUTE DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS. IN THE SPECIALIST'S OPINION, FOR THIS REASON, IT WOULD BE HIGHLY UNDESIRABLE FOR MR. HOWELL TO SERVE OUTSIDE HIS HOME ENVIRONMENT FOR THE TIME BEING.

AN ACUTE DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS CAN OCCUR VERY RAPIDLY, WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING AND WITHOUT IDENTIFIABLE SYMPTOMS LIMEDIATLY PRIOR TO THE EVENT. THE EXTENT AND BASIC CAUSE OF ILLNESS CANNOT BE-THOROUGHLY KNOWN UNTIL THE PATIENT IS WELL OH THE ROAD TO RECOVERY AND WHEN HE IS IN A POSITION FULLY TO DISCUSS HIS ILLNESS. DOCTORS ARE NOT YET ABLE TO DETERMINE AT WHAT SPEED THE ILLNESS DEVELOPED IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.

A MONTH BEFORE MR. HOWELL LEFT FOR HONG KONG, A MEDICAL EXAMINATION WAS CARRIED OUT BY THE CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN TO THE OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY. THIS WAS MAINLY A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION CINCLUDING BLOOD PRESSURE ARD CHEST EX-RAYB BUT, IN ACCORDANCE WITH NORMAL PRACTICE, MR. HOWELL WAS . SPECIFICALLY ASKED ABOUT ANY PREVIOUS NERVOUS OR MENTAL TROUBLE. AT THAT TIME HE APPEARED PHYSICALLY HEALTHY AND MENTALLY STABLE= THIS SUPPORTS THE CONCLUSION THAT THE ONSET OF HIS ILLNESS MUST HAVE BEEN VERY SUDDEN.

MR. HOWELL'S APPOINTMENT WITH THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE HAS BEEN TERMINATED BY MUTUAL AGREEMENT. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO MAKE ANY FURTHER COMMENT OU HIS CONDITION AT THE PRESENT TIME.

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THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL IS TO LOOK INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF STRENGTHENING THE ADVISORY SERVICE AVAILABLE TO INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG, THE COUNCIL'S CHAIRMAN, MR. ANN TSE-KAI, INDICATED TODAY.

COMPARED WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM, HE SAID, HONG KONG'S ADVISORY SERVICE FOR INDUSTRY +IS A LITTLE THIN ON THE GROUND TO SAY THE LEAST,+ EVEN ACCOUNTING FOR THE DIFFERENCE IN SIZE OF THE TWO INDUSTRIES.

HR. ANN WAS SPEAKING AT A GRADUATION CEREMONY OF 69 APPRENTICES AT THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE. THE GRADUATES ARE THE FIRST PRODUCTS OF AN EXTENDED TUO-STREAM SYSTEM OF TRAINING INTRODUCED IN 1969 TO HELP MEET HONG KONG'S INCREASING DEMAND FOR SKILLED CRAFTSMEN, MECHANICS, TECHNICIANS AND TECHNICAL EXECUTIVES. THE COURSES WERE RUN UNDER THE JOINT WATERWORKS AND ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE CRAFT AND TECHNICAL APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

MR. ANN STRESSED THE NEED FOR EDUCATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO INDUSTRY AND NOTED THAT THE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ENDEAVOURED TO HELP INDUSTRY IN THIS DIRECTION.

+BUT HOW MUCH CAN A SMALL BODY, WHICH WHEN AT FULL STRENGTH NUMBERS ONLY 14, DO IN THE WAY OF OFFERING SOLID ADVICE TO AN INDUSTRY EMPLOYING ABOUT ONE MILLION PEOPLE?* HE ASKED. THE SAME BODY OF MEN, HE ADDED, ALSO HAD TO SERVICE THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL COMPLEX OF NEARLY 20 TRAINING BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.

MR. ANN FELT THAT BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY ITSELF COULD DO A GREAT DEAL MORE IN INDUSTRIAL TRAINING.

IN FACT, HE SAID, +UNLESS INDUSTRY DOES FAR MORE THAN IT IS DOING AT THE MOMENT THERE WILL BE NO SATISFACTORY LONGTERM SOLUTION TO OUR MAIiPOWER PROBLEMS.*

WHILE HE APPRECIATED THE FACT THAT HONG KONG INDUSTRY WAS GOING THROUGH A TOUGH PERIOD, HE STRONGLY APPEALED TO ALL EMPLOYERS WHO ARE PRESENTLY TRAINING APPRENTICES NOT TO CUT DOWN THEIR TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO TRIM OVERHEADS.

+WE MUST HAVE THE TRAINED MANPOWER READY WHEN THE SITUATION IMPROVES OR WE SHALL MISS THE BOAT.* HE STRESSED. +TIQHTEN OTHER BELTS BY ALL MEANS, BUT NOT THAT OF TRAINING.*

HE ALSO TOOK ISSUE WITH THE TRADITIONAL PREFERENCE ATTACHED TO 4 WHITE-COLLAR* JOBS. THIS ATTITUDE WAS COMPLETELY OUT OF DATE IN MODERN HONG KONG, HE SAID, POINTING OUT THAT HONG KONG WAS NOW ONE OF THE KEY INDUSTRIAL CITIES OF THE WORLD AND THE LARGEST EMPLOYER OF AN EVER-GROWING POPULATION.

MR. ANN SAID HE WAS IMPRESSED BY THE QUALITY OF THE OUTPUT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TRAINING SCHEME, AND CONGRATULATED THE DEPARTMENT FOR ITS EFFORTS. +BY SO DOING AND BY NOT COMPETING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE VERY TIGHT SKILLED LABOUR MARKET, THE DEPARTMENT IS INDIRECTLY HELPING INDUSTRY,* HE SAID.

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REVIEW OF THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS SCHEME **#****#•

IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS SINCE THEIR APPOINTMENT, THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS HAVE MADE SATISFACTORY PROGRESS IM THEIR WORK IN SPITE OF SOME DIFFICULTIES THEY WERE ENCOUNTERING, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, SAID TONIGHT.

SPEAKING TO THE PENINSULA LIONS CLUB OF HONG KONG.

HE SAID UNDER THE SCHEME LAUNCHED LAST DECEMBER, AS PART OF THE FIVE YEAR PLAN ON THE DEVELOPMENT ON SOCIAL WELFARE, C.Y.O.S WERE* APPOINTED IN 10 URBAN DISTRICTS IN HONG KONG AND KOWLOON AND TWO RURAL DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE WORK OF EACH C.Y.O. WAS DELINEATED INTO FOUR BROAD HEADINGS OF WORK TO BE CONDUCTED WITHIN THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THEY OPERATED.

THESE WERE TO DEVELOP AND CO-ORDINATE COMMUNITY AND

YOUTH WORK= TO ASSIST ORGANISATIONS TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY AND YOUTH WORK= TO PROMOTE VOLUNTARY WORK AND TRAIN LEADERS AND TO PROMOTE SCHEMES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.

WORKING ALONG THESE GUIDLINES, MR. LEE SAID, THE C.Y.O.S HAD BEEN ACTIVELY PROMOTING COMMUNITY AND YOUTH WORK IN THEIR DISTRICTS.

THEY HAVE, HE NOTED, INITIATED OR INVOLVED THEMSELVES IN A NUMBER OF PROJECTS AIMED AT IMPROVING SERVICES FOR YOUTH.

ONE OF THESE WAS THE DISTRICT YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES WHICH WERE SET UP IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS WITH THE INVOLVEMENT OF YOUTH ORGANISATION COMMUNITY LEADERS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES OR YOUNG INDIVIDUALS.

BESIDES ALSO CO-ORDINATING VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICES SUCH AS VOLUNTARY WORK AFTER A NATURAL DISASTER THEY HAVE MAINTAINED CLOSE CONTACTS WITH DISTRICT YOUTH RECREATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEES THAT RUN THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES.

ADDITIONALLY, THE C.Y.O.S PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE AND GUIDANCE TO ORGANISATIONS AND AGENCIES TO MORE FULLY UTILIZED RESOURCES FOR THE BEST RESULT.

IN DEFINING COMMUNITY NEEDS THEY WORK WITH RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT RESEARCHING THE PROBLEMS AND WORKING OUT THE SOLUTIONS TOGETHER.

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ANOTHER TYPE OF WORK WHICH THEY DO IS PROMOTING VOLUNTARY SERVICES AND CONDUCTING COURSES FOR VOLUNTEER AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING.

MR. LEE POINTED OUT THAT IN THEIR WORK THE C.Y.O.S HAVE COME UP AGAINST TWO MAIN DIFFICULTIES. THESE WERE THAT THE PUBLIC DID NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND THEIR ROLE AND THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT STAFF.

MANY PEOPLE, HE SAID, BELIEVED THE WORK OF THE C.Y.O. DUPLICATED THAT OF THE C.D.O. OR WAS TIED IN IN SOME WAY.

THE C.Y.O., HE EXPLAINED, IS A PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORKER WHO DEVELOPS THE CAPABILITIES OF INDIVIDUALS, ORGANISATIONS AND THE COMMUNITY IN THE SOCIAL WELFARE OR SOCIAL WORK FIELD WHILE THE C.D.O. IS A GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATOR WHO FORMS A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT AND CO-ORDINATES THE GOVERNMENT'S ADMINISTRATION WORK IN THE DISTRICT. HE SAID THEIR WORK COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER.

ON STAFFING, MR. LEE SAID, DEMANDS WITHIN THE DISTRICTS WERE EVER INCREASING AND WITH ONLY AN ASSISTANT AND CLERICAL STAFF, THE C.Y.O.S WERE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO RESPOND TO ALL DEMANDS MADE OF THEM.

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THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT'S PROGRAMME TO PROVIDE ELECTRICITY AND WATER TO LIENSED AREAS IS PROGRESSING AS SCHEDULED.

WORK ON THE INSTALLATION OF AN OVERHEAD POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AT CHEUNG-SHA WAN LICENSED AREA THREE IS GOING AHEAD SWIFTLY AND THE INSTALLATION OF A PIPED WATER SUPPLY TO THE AREA IS NOW NEARING COMPLETION.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS FINALISED THE KOWLOON BAY LICENSED AREA STAGE ONE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND TENDERS FOR THE WORKS COSTING ABOUT $150,000 WILL BE INVITED WITHIN THE NEXT FEU DAYS. INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO THE AREA, AT A COST OF $465,000, WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK.

THE POWER AND WATER SUPPLY PROGRAMME WILL BE EXTENDED TO OTHER LICENSED AREAS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

MEANWHILE, HOUSING DEPARTMENT'S TECHNICAL STAFF ARE PREPARING DRAWINGS AND TENDER DOCUMENTS FOR SIMILAR WORKS TO BE INSTALLED AT OTHER LICENSED AREAS. THE INITIAL PHASE WILL INCLUDE CHAI WAN LICENSED AREAS 2 AND 3, CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA 2,SAM KAR TSUEN AND HIP WO STREET LICENSED AREAS.

TENDERS WILL BE INVITED PROGRESSIVELY AS SOON AS DOCUMENTS FOR EACH AREA ARE PREPARED.

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EDUCATION POLICIES EXPLAINED O* O IM; »

THE ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION CPRIMARY), HR.

GLEN PARRY, AND THE SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER (PRIMARY), HRS. TERESE WEI, MET WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF GROUPS OF RESIDENTS FROM NQAU TAU KOK, TAJ WAN SHAN AND TAI HANG TUNG THIS KGRNING WHEN THEY CALLED ON THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE THREE DISTRICTS SOUGHT CLARIFICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S POSITION TO THEIR THREE REQUESTS TO :

1. SPEED UP THE PROVISION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES AND IMPLEMENT NINE YEARS OF FREE EDUCATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE® 2. ABOLISH THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS ENTRANCE EXAMINATION® AND 3. MAKE IMMEDIATE ARRANGEMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE PRIMARY 6

SCHOOL LEAVERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOCATED FORM 1 PLACES. •

DURING THE MEETING MR. PARRY EXPLAINED THAT SINCE SEPTEMBER 1971 EDUCATION HAS BEEN FREE IN ALL GOVERNMENT CHINESE PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND IN THE MAJORITY OF AD1ED PRIMARY SCHOOLS. THIS HAD NOT BEEN AN EASY ACHIEVEMENT BEARING IN MIND THAT OVER HALF A MILLION PUPILS WERE NOW ENJOYING FREE PRIMARY EDUCATION. IN ITS REPORT, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAD NOTED THAT THE INTRODUCTION OF FREE SECONDARY EDUCATION AT FORMS 1 TO 3 LEVEL WOULD BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AT LEAST UNTIL PLACES WERE AVAILABLE FOR THE WHOLE AGE GROUP. WHILE THE BOARD DID NOT RECOMMEND THE PROVISION OF FREE EDUCATION FOR THOSE IN FORMS 1 TO 3 LEVEL IT STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF PROVIDING FREE PLACES TO ENSURE THAT NO CHILD SHOULD BE DENIED A GOVERNMENT OR AIDED OR ASSISTED PLACE BECAUSE OF THE INABILITY OF ITS PARENTS TO PAY THE SCHOOL FEES.

WITHIN THE PRESENT FEE STRUCTURE AND FEE REMISSION SCHEME THERE WAS ALREADY ADEQUATE PROVISION TO ENSURE THAT RO PUPIL WHO HAVING GAINED A PLACE IN A GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOL IS DENIED THAT PLACE BECAUSE HIS PARENTS UERE UNABLE TO PAY THE FEES.

IN THE POST-PRIMARY FIELD IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT'S DECLARED AIM TO PROVIDE AT LEAST THREE YEARS OF AIDED SECONDARY EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN SEEKING IT® THUS PROGRESSIVELY MAKING AVAILABLE WITH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE AT LEAST THREE YEARS POST-PRIMARY EDUCATION TO ALL CHILDREN IN THE 12-14 AGE GROUP.

IT IS INTENDED TO ACHIEVE THE FIRST HALF OF THIS GOAL, THAT IS TO SAY TO PROVIDE FOR 50 PER CENT OF THE AQE GROUP BY 1976. THIS HAD NOU BEEN ACHIEVED - TWO YEARS AHEAD OF ITS TARGET.

IT MAY BE THAT THE WHITE PAPER COULD SUGGEST A MORE GENEROUS PROVISION OF PLACES THAN RECOMMENDED BY THE GREEN PAPER.

AS REGARDS FUTURE SECONDARY EXPANSION POLICY, MR. PARRY SAID THIS WOULD BE OUTLINED IN THE FORTHCOMING WHITE PAPER TO BE TABLED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL EARLY IN THE NEU SESSION WHICH BEGINS HEXT MONTH. HE EMPHASIZED THAT THE FINAL DECISIONS ON ALL EDUCATIONAL POLICIES RESTED WITH THE GOVERNMENT, ACTING AS IT DOES ON THE ZDVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

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ON THE DEMAND FOR THE ABOLITION OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION, MR. PARRY SAID THAT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS WORKING TOUARDS ITS ABOLITION. BUT IT WOULD BE UNWISE TO PREDICT WHEN THE EXAMINATION WOULD DISAPPEAR. IT MAY BE RECALLED THAT THE S.S.E.E. WAS IN FACT INTRODUCED AT THE REQUEST OF THE SCHOOLS. THE PROBLEM WAS HOW TO REPLACE THIS EXAMINATION WITH A FAIR SELECTION PROCEDURE WHICH WILL ALLOCATE STUDENTS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS. CUMULATIVE RECORDS AND A MORE RIGID REGIONALISATION OF ALLOCATION MIGHT BE ONE WAY BUT THE PROBLEM IS VERY COMPLICATED AND IT MIGHT WELL END UP WITH SCHOOLS SETTING THEIR OWN SELECTION EXAMINATIONS.

ON THEIR REQUEST FOR ARRANGEMENTS TO ACCOMMODATE PRIMARY 6 SCHOOL LEAVERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOCATED FORM 1 PLACES, HR. PARRY SAID THAT THE FACT THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CHILDREN AGED 12 TO 13 YEARS WHO ARE NEITHER AT SCHOOL NOR AT WORK IS CERTAINLY A-PROBLEM. THE ONLY ULTIMATE SATISFACTORY SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM IS TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES FOR ALL THE CHILDREN CONCERNED AND THEN TO ENSURE THAT THESE CHILDREN CAN AND DO ATTEND SCHOOL. THE GOVERNMENT IS WORKING TOUARDS THIS END, ITS POLICY BEING TO PROVIDE 3 YEARS OF AIDED EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN AGED 12 TO 14 YEARS OF AGE. HOWEVER, THE PROVISION OF THESE PLACES WILL TAKE TIME. JUST HOW LONG WILL DEPEND ON THE DETAILS TO BE GIVEN IN THE FORTHCOMING +WHITE PAPER+ ON SECONDARY SCHOOL EXPANSION.

MR. PARRY THANKED THE REPRESENTATIVES FOR EXPRESSING THEIR CONCERN FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATION IN HONG KONG. HE SAID THAT THEIR VIEWS WOULD AGAIN BE CONVEYED TO THE GOVERNMENT.

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FIREMEN GRADUATION DAY * X- * * *

NOTE TO EDITORS: COMMODORE J.A.G. EVANS, COMMODORE IN CHARGE HONG KONG, WILL INSPECT A PASSING OUT PARADE OF SOME 160 FIREMEN AT THE FIRE SERVICES TRAINING SCHOOL IN PAT HEUNG TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE NEW RECRUITS HAVE COMPLETED SIX MONTHS OF TRAINING AND AFTER THEIR +GRADUATION+ TOMORROW WILL BE POSTED TO VARIOUS FIRE STATIONS.

AFTER THE PARADE AND AN ADDRESS BY COMMODORE EVANS, THERE WILL BE DRILLS, EQUIPMENT DEMONSTRATIONS AND EXERCISES.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER THE OCCASION ARE WELCOME TO DO SO.

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COMMERCIAL RADIO’S LICENCE RENEWED * * * * * * »

THE LICENCE ISSUED TO THE HONG KONG COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING COMPANY LIMITED HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR A FURTHER PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS WITH EFFECT FROM AUGUST 26, 1974.

THE ORIGINAL LICENCE, WHICH EXPIRED ON AUGUST 25 THIS YEAR, WAS GRANTED TO COMMERCIAL RADIO 15 YEARS AGO UNDER THE TELECOMMUNICATION ORDINANCE AND WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY AMENDED — IN SEPTEMBER 1967 — BY A SUPPLEMENTARY LICENCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE CHANGE OF LOCATION OF BOTH THE STUDIOS AND TRANSMITTING ' STATION.

THE ORIGINAL LICENCE CONTAINED PROVISIONS FOR ITS RENEWAL FOR A FURTHER PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS, SUBJECT TO ANY ALTERATIONS BEING MUTUALLY AGREED BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL AND THE COMPANY. SOME MINOR CHANGES, MAINLY OF A TECHNICAL NATURE, HAVE BEEN DECIDED UPON.

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MR. IAN KINGSLEY, THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR TELEVISION AND FILMS, WELCOMED THE RENEWAL OF THE LICENCE AND SAID HE FELT SURE THAT THE COMPANY WOULD CONTINUE TO PROVIDE AN IMPORTANT SOUND RADIO SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADMINISTERING THE PROVISIONS OF THE LICENCE LIES WITH THE COMMISSIONER FOR TELEVISION AND FILMS.

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EDUCATION SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES

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SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL, ST. TERESA’S CHURCH AND ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH AT 11 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 15 — EDUCATION SUNDAY — TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THE NEU ACADEMIC YEAR.

ALL TEACHERS AND PUPILS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE SERVICES WHICH ARE HELD TO ENCOURAGE THEM IN THE TASK THAT LIE AHEAD IN THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.

THE SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AND ST. TERESA’S CHURCH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH WHILE THE SERVICE AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL WILL BE CONDUCTED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CANTONESE. THE SERVICE AT ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE ONLY.

SENIOR OFFICERS FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL ATTEND THESE SERVICES.

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P.W.D. ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA R X x X X

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WILL BE HOLDING THEIR SIXTH ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 15> AT THE MORRISON • HILL SWIMMING POOL.

MORE THAN 150 SWIMMERS WILL COMPETE IN 23 EVENTS WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A LIFE SAVING DEMONSTRATION BY THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB AND A DEPARTMENTAL INVITATION RELAY.

THE GALA WILL BE OPENED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC

WORKS, MR. WILLIAM BELL AT 2 P.M. MRS. BELL WILL HELP PRESENT PRIZES AND SOUVENIR PENNANTS TO THE WINNERS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LUCKY DRAW BY MISS JUDY DIRKIN, THE FIRST RUNNER-UP IN THE MISS HONG KONG CONTEST.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE EVENT.

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PREVENTIVE SERVICE SEIZE DRUGS WORTH $77•000 X X X X X

ANTI-NARCOTIC OPERATIONS BY THE PREVENTIVE SERVICE LAST MONTH RESULTED IN DRUQS VALUED AT $77»1?4 BEING SEIZED.

A TOTAL OF 117 SEIZURES WERE MADE OF WHICH 101 WERE ON LAND, FIVE ON THE OUTER ISLANDS, 10 ON OCEAN-GOING VESSELS AND ONE ON THE WATERFRONT. PROSECUTIONS UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ORDINANCE TOTALLED 437.

ELEVEN SEARCH WARRANTS WERE EXECUTED UNDER THE COPYWRIGHT ORDINANCE RESULTING IN THE SEIZURE OF 14,373 PIRATED MUSIC CASSETTE TYPES, 706 GRAMOPHONE RECORDS AND 99 CARTRIDGES.

TWO STILLS’USED FOR THE ILLICIT MANUFACTURE OF LIQUOR WERE SEIZED AND 868 GALLONS OF FERMENTING LIQUOR WERE DESTROYED ON SITE.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY CFR1DAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY> AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NQAI NO SALE

CHU CHO NO SALE

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15* BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD ' 1.75

U.S. RICE NO SALE

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.77

PAKISTAN RICE NO SALE

TAIWAN RICE NQ SALE

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK C$/PICUL-L1VE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE?

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

SPECIES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) MODE

HIGH LOU

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 40 2.00 2.80

BIG-EYES GOOD 3.00 1.40 2.00

SQUID GOOD 2.50 0.80 1.50 .

HAIR-TAILS GOOD 2.20 0.50 1.10

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 3.30 0.70 1.50

CROAKERS LIMITED 2.80 0.70 1.20

CONGER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 1.90 1.50 1.70 .

MELON COAT LIMITED 1.70 1.10 1.30

BREAMS NORMAL 4.80 1.20 3-50

YELLOW BELLY GOOD 1.90 1.00 1.40

MACKERELS NORMAL 5.50 2.10 4.50 •

RED GOAT FISH NORMAL 0.80 0.45 0.60

FORK-TAIL ——

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 5.20 2.00 4.00

MELON SEED NORMAL 2.10 0.70 1.30

POMFRETS SCARCE 7.50 6.00 6.50

CAROUPAS LIMITED 8.50 6.00 7.20

YELLOW CROAKER LIMITED 6.50 3.00 5.00

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE HIGH PRICE LOW CS/CATTY) MODE

FLOLERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE LIMITED 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHItESE LETTUCE SCARCE 1.50 0.50 1.20

WATER’ SPINACH NORMAL 0.50 0.15 0.30

CHItESE KALE SCARCE 1.80 0.80 1.40

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.20 0.50 1.50

SPRING ONION LIMITED 1.60 0.50 1.00

SPItACH ——

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.50 2.00 2.80

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 0.25 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 5.00’ 2.50 3.50

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SATURDAY, SEPTERDER 14, 1974

CONTENTS PACE NO.

PUBLIC URGED TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL IN ADDRESSING TIEIR MAILS........................................   1

JILT ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS ON SALE................................... 2

SPECIAL STAMPS TO COMMEMORATE CENTENARY OF U.P.U. .. 3

RADIO PERSONALITIES TO HELP SELL LOTTERY TICKETS ... 3

PASSING-OUT PARADE OF FIREMEN ...................... 4

ACTING SECRETARY FOR SECURITY TAKES SALUTE AT PRISONS OFFICERS PASSING-OUT PARADE ................. 5

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1974

OVER ONE MILLION +DEAD+ LETTERS HANDLED BY POST OFFICE LAST YEAR » » K- » Jr » ;? I-

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE POST OFFICE TODAY URGED THE PUBLIC TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL IN ADDRESSING THEIR MAILS TO ENSURE NO DELAYS IN DELIVERY OR EVEN LOSS OF POSTED ITEMS.

DURING THE PAST YEAR, THE POST OFFICE HAD DEALT WITH SOME 10 MILLION LETTERS, BOTH LOCAL AND FOREIGN, WHICH WERE INCORRECTLY OR INCOMPLETELY ADDRESSED. OUT OF THESE 10 MILLION LETTERS, 90 PER CENT FINALLY FOUND THEIR WAYS TO THE ADDRESSEES OR BACK TO THEIR SENDERS. THE REST WERE DECLARED AS +DEAD+ IN THE END.

BUT BEFORE A LETTER IS CERTIFIED +DEAD+ IT HAS TO GO'THROUGH A NUMBER OF SORTING AND CHECKING PROCESSES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

WHEN THE POSTMEN RETURN FROM THEIR ROUNDS THEY PLACE- ALL THE UNDELIVERED LETTERS IN THE SPECIALLY ASSIGNED +DEAD'LETTER* BAGS IN THE POST OFFICE. THESE LETTERS ARE THEN TAKEN TO THE DEAD LETTER OFFICES -- ONE IN THE GENERAL POST OFFICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE OTHER IN THE KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE.

IN THE GENERAL POST OFFICE ALONE, FIVE HEN ARE ENGAGED IN THE TEDIOUS TASK OF TRACING THE CORRECT ADDRESS OF EACH ADDRESSEE. THE REFERENCE BOOKS THEY USE INCLUDE TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES, THE HONG KONG DOLLAR DIRECTORY AND FILES COMPILED BY KEN WHO HAVE BEEN ON THE JOB FOR QUITE SOKE TIME.

+1T IS THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF THESE HEN THAT MOST OF THE INCORRECTLY ADDRESSED LETTERS MANAGE TO REACH THE HANDS OF THE ADDRESSEES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ON FAILING TO TRACE THE ADDRESSEES, THE MEN IN THE DEAD LETTER SECTION WILL THEN PUT A +RETURN TO SENDER* CHOP MARK ON LETTERS JHICH CARRY THE SENDERS' ADDRESSES ON THE ENVELOPES.

LETTERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SENT BACK TO THE COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN FOR FURTHER TREATMENT. CUT FOR LOCAL HAILS, ONE LAST

ATTEMPT IS MADE TO TRACE THE SENDERS BEFORE THE LETTERS ARE DECLARED •DEAD*.

THIS JOB IS CARRIED OUT BY THE MEN IN THE RETURN LETTER OFFICE IN THE GENERAL POST OFFICE. THEY SLIT OPEN THE ENVELOPES ONE BY ONE TO LOOK FOR THE SENDER'S ADDRESS IN EACH LETTER.. IF THEY iUCCEED IN DOING SO, THEY PUT THE LETTER IN AN +UNDELIVERED

< ORRESPONDENCE+ ENVELOPE AND RETURN IT TO THE SENDER FREE OF CHARGE.

IT IS AFTER ALL EFFORTS HAVE FAILED IN TRACING THE SENDER THAT . a LETTER IS FINALLY +CERT1FIED DEAD*. DEAD‘‘LETTERS ARE KEPT BY THE i OST OFFICE FOR A PERIOD -- 12 MONTHS FOR REGISTERED MAILS AND ‘ HREE MONTHS FOR UNREGISTERED HAILS -- BEFORE THEY ARE EVENTUALLY DESTROYED. __

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THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE FOR PEOPLE TO SHOW A CLEAR, CORRECT ADDRESS ON THE ENVELOPE EEFORE MA IL INC, LETTERS TO AVOID UNNECESSARY BELAY OR LOSS. THEY SHOULD ALSO SHOU A RETURN ADDRESS ON THE COVERS TOO, SO THAT UNDELIVERED HAILS CAN DE QUICKLY RETURNED TO THEI1.+ HE ADDED.

HE ALSO URGED PEOPLE HOT TO USE SMALL AND FLIMSY ENVELOPES OR WRAPPING, FOR BULKY LETTERS,TH INGS LIKE PHOTOS OR PRINTED MATTER BECAUSE THEY MIGHT BURST OPEN BEFORE THEY CAN BE DELIVERED AND Ai;AIN CAUSE UNNECESSARY DELAY OR LOSS.

+VERY OFTEN, OUR MEN HAVE TO SPEND MUCH OF THEIR TIME IN SORTING OUT TORN PIECES OF ENVELOPES AND WRAPPING AND REASSEMBLE THEM WITH THE CONTENTS BEFORE DISTRIBUTING THEM TO THE POSTMEN FOR DEL IVERY,+ HE SAID.

THE POST OFFICE IS DOING EVERYTHING IT CAN TO ENSURE THAT ALL MAIL IS SAFELY DELIVERED. FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE PUBLIC IT PROVIDES A REDIRECTION OF CORRESPONDENCE SERVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR ADDRESSES.

+TO OBTAIN THIS SERVICE, THEY SHOULD FILL IN A SPECIAL FORM AVAILABLE AT ALL POST OFFICES. NO FEE IS CHARGED FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS, BUT A CHARGE WILL DE MADE IF THE SERVIVE IS CONTINUED BEYOND THEN.+

AN ENQUIRY SERVICE IS ALSO PROVIDED FOR PEOPLE WHO WISH TO CHECK ON THE LOSS OR DELAY OF THEIR PARCELS AND REGISTERED MAILS. THE FEE FOR THE ENQUIRY IS $1 WHICH UILL EE REFUNDED IF THE POST OFFICE IS FOUND TO BE AT FAULT.

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THE JULY ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS, AVAILABLE FOR SALE TODAY, CONTAINS A SPECIAL REVIEW ARTICLE ON STATISTICS OF EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR. IT IS ONE IN A SERIES OF REVIEW ARTICLES BEING PREPARED ONCE EVERY THREE MONTHS BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE ARTICLE SEEKS TO PROVIDE A DOCUMENTATION OF THE SOURCES AND METHODS, HISTORY AND DIRECTION OF DEVELOPMENT IN STATISTICS OF MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT IN HONG KONG.

IT ALSO ANALYSES THE EXTENT OF STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN THE MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE DURING THE PERIOD 1971 TO 1<73, AND COMPARES THE ECONOMIC CONCENTRATION IN MANUFACTURING EI-PLGYHENT BETWEEN HONG KONG AND FOUR E.E.C. COUNTRIES.

THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS IS OBTAINABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT THE STAR FERRY CONCOURSE, HCNG KONG AT A PRICE OF $5.00 PER COPY.

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SPECIAL STAMPS TO COMMEMORATE CENTENARY OF U.P.U.

THREE SPECIAL STAMPS MILL BE PLACED ON SALE ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION.

THE U.P.U. WHICH FOSTERS THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF INTERNATIONAL POSTAL SERVICES, HAS IN ITS MEMBERSHIP NEARLY EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. HONG KONG BECAME A MEMBER IN 1878.

THE THREE STAMPS TO BE ISSUED ARE IN HORIZONTAL FORMAT AND WILL BE IN THE 10 CENT, 50 CENT AND 2 DOLLAR DENOMINATIONS!, THEY WILL BE ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES.

THE STAMPS WERE DESIGNED BY MR. KAN TAI-KEUNG OF HONG KONG, AND HAVE AS THEIR THEME INTERNATIONAL POSTAL COMMUNICATION-BETWEEN COUNTRIES. HARRISON AND SONS LTD. PRINTED THE STAMPS USING THE LITHOGRAPHIC PROCESS.

SPECIAL FIRST DAY COVERS, ALSO DESIGNED BY MR. KAN, WILL BE PLACED ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1974.

ADVANCED ORDERS FOR SERVICING OF FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, PEDDER STREET= KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, NATHAN ROAD AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE, SALISBURY ROAD. FOR THE ADVANCE ORDER SERVICE NOT LESS THAN TEN ADDRESSED COVERS MUST BE HANDED IN TOGETHER WITH AN ORDER FORM WHICH IS OBTAINABLE AT THE ABOVE POST OFFICES.*

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FOUR POPULAR ARTISTES FROM COMMERCIAL RADIO WILL HELP SELL TICKETS OF THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY AT STATUE SQUARE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 160 BETWEEN 5 P.M. AND 6 P.M.

THEY ARE MISS TING YING, MISS TSUI PIK, MISS WONG PIK KWUN AND MR. FUNG CHIN PING.

THE DRAW OF WINNING NUMBERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE AT 10 A.M. ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.

UP TO 12 NOON TODAY, THE NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD FOR THE CURRENT LOTTERY REACHED 445,000.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE SALE OF LOTTERY TICKETS BY COMMERCIAL RADIO ARTISTES AT THE STATUE SQUARE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) BETWEEN 5 P.M. AND 6 P.M.

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COMMODORE IN CHARGE HONG KONG TAKES SALUTE AT FIREMEN PASSING CUT PARADE It J? » K- ft ft

THE COMMODORE-IN-CHARGE HONG KONG, J.A.Q. EVANS, TODAY TOLD A PASSING OUT PARADE OF FIREMEN THAT THEIR PROFESSION WAS AN HONOURABLE ONE REQUIRING COURAGE, KNOWLEDGE AMD DETERMINATION.

ADDRESSING THE SEVEN SQUADS TOTALLING 160 MEN, THE COMMODORE SAID: +THE DUTIES WHICH FIREMEN ARE CALLEfr UPON TO PERFORM ARE MANY AND VARIED AND, IN MANY CASES, A SERIOUS RISK TO ONE’S OWN LIFE EXISTS.+

IT REQUIRED CONSTANT PRACTICE NOT ONLY TO REMAIN PROFICIENT, BUT'ALSO TO ENGENDER THE ALL IMPORTANT TEAM SPIRIT SO THAT, WHEN THE CALL CAME THEY WERE READY FOR ANY EVENTUALITY.

FIREMEN HAD A HISTORY OF RISING TO ANY OCCASION, COMMODORE EVANS SAID, RISKING THEIR OWN LIVES SO THAT PROPERTY, POSSESSIONS AND OTHER LIVES MAY BE SAVED.

THE COMMODORE SAID EVERY MAN IN THE ROYAL NAVY HAD TO KNOW A LOT ABOUT FIRE AND FIRE FIGHTING, ADDING: +THUS, IN MANY RESPECTS, I KNOW JUST WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH THESE LAST SIX MONTHS OF INTENSIVE TRAINING.* . .

COMMODORE EVANS SAID THE MEN’S INSTRUCTORS HAD PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO TRAINING THEM TO PROPERLY PERFORM ALL THE DUTIES THEY WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY BE CALLED UPON TO DO.

+THE GREATEST TRIBUTE OR COMPLIMENT YOU CAN PAY YOUR INSTRUCTORS IS ALWAYS TO WORK HARD, REMEMBER YOUR TRAINING HERE AND BE A CREDIT TO THE FIRE SERVICE IN WHICH YOU NOW FIND YOURSELVES AS MEMBERS,* COMMODORE EVANS DECLARED.

+THROUGH THE TRAINING GIVEN, YOU ARE NOW IN THE RESPONSIBLE POSITION WHERE OTHERS WILL ALWAYS BE EXPECTING YOU TO DO THE CORRECT THINGS IN TIME OF STRESS: IN OTHER WORDS, YOU ARE NOW PROFESSIONALS - BE PROUD OF IT AND WORTHY OF YOUR PREDECESSORS.*

THE PARADE WAS THE LARGEST HELD FOR FIREMEN SINCE THE TRAINING SCHOOL OPENED IN 1967- IT WAS COMMANDED BY MR. J.F. GODDEN, ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL OFFICER, AND THE BAND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MR. &.C. WOOD, PROVIDED MUSIC.

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+DON*T YIELD TO INDUCEMENTS OR PRESSURES* PRISONS OFFICERS TOLD

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THE ACTING SCRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR. ALAN BRISTOW, SAID TODAY THAT PRISONS OFFICERS, WHO IN THEIR WORK WILL CONTINUALLY BE IN CONTACT WITH SOME OF THE WORST ELEMENTS IN THE SOCIETY, MUST NOT ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE CORRUPTED BY SUCH CONTACTS.

HE SAID HE HAD NO DOUBT THAT AT TIMES INDUCEMENTS WOULD BE OFFERED OR PRESSURE WOULD BE PUT ON THE OFFICERS TO BREAK THE RULES OR TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO MATTERS WHICH THEY SHOULD REPORT.

HOWEVER, HE WARNED PRISONS OFFICERS THAT IF THEY YIELDED TO ANY SUCH INDUCEMENTS OR PRESSURES THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THEM COULD BE VERY SERIOUS.

MR. BRISTOW WAS SPEAKING AT THE PASSING OUT PARADE OF 62 ASSISTANT OFFICERS II AT THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

+AS OFFICERS OF THE PRISONS DEPARTMENTS YOU HAVE A DIFFICULT AND CHALLENGING TASK IN OUR CHANGING SOCIETY,* HE SAID.

+THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY PEOPLE ARE SENT TO PRISON OR OTHER INSTITUTIONS,* HE ADDED, +BUT WHATEVER THE REASONS BEHIND CUSTODIAL SENTENCES IT IS YOU WHO HAVE TO MAKE THE SYSTEM WORK.*

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MR. BRISTOW POINTED OUT THAT THE PRISON SERVICE IN HONG KONG WAS AN EXPANDING ONE AND THE NUMBER OF PRISON INSTITUTIONS WAS INCREASING STEADILY.

HE TOLD THE OFFICERS: +IF YOU ARE PREPARED TO WORK HARD AND TO STUDY YOUR PROFESSION, THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROMOTION ARE VERY GOOD AND IT IS UP TO YOU TO MAKE THE KOST OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES.*

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A FOOTWEAR CONSULTANT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM IS CURRENTLY IN HONQ KONG ON A THREE-WEEK VISIT TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF SETTING UP A DEPARTMENT OF FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY IN ONE OF THE NEW TECHNICAL INSTITUTES. '

HE IS MR. FRED PILLING, PRINCIPAL OF THE CARDUAINERS TECHNICAL COLLEGE.

SINCE HIS ARRIVAL ON SEPTEMBER J, MR. PILLING HAS MET LOCAL FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURERS AND INSPECTED THEIR WORKSHOPS, TOURED VARIOUS TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, AMD VISITED GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED IN THE PROVISION OF TECHNICAL TRAINING.

AT PRESENT THERE ARE OVER 700 FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING' ESTABLISHMENTS IN HONG KONG, EMPLOYING SOME 10,000 WORKERS. THE TOTAL VALUE OF FOOTWEAR EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR AMOUNTED TO $156 MILLION. HOWEVER, PRACTICALLY NO TRAINING FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY.

MR. PILLING POINTED OUT THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TRADE.

THE REW DEPARTMENT IS PLANNED TO BE SET UP IN THE SAN PO KONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER, 1977*

WHILE HERE, HR. PILLING WILL BE LOOKING INTO THE BEST JAY IN UHICH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CAN PARTICIPATE IN ’ROVIDING TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR THE FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY. HE (IILL ALSO ADVISE ON THE STUDENT CAPACITY FOR THE FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT, ITS CURRICULUM, THE STAFF STRUCTURE AND THE NECESSARY LIAISON TO ENSURE CO-OPERATION FROM THE INDUSTRY.

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A TEAM FROM THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT WILL OPERATE IN THE KO CHIU ROAD ESTATE AMD ADJACENT AREAS NEXT WEEK FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

PARENTS ARE URGED TO MAKE USE OF THE SPECIAL FACILITIES AND REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN, WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 11, FOR JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS. THOSE WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 18 SHOULD REGISTER FOR ADULT IDENTITY CARDS.

THE REGISTRATION TEAM WILL OPERATE IN THE KO CHIU

ROAQ ESTATE OFFICE BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 4.30 P.M. FROM SEPTEMBER 23 TO 27-

CHANGES IN REGISTERED PARTICULARS SHOULD' ALSO BE REPORTED.

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong.Tel: 5-23319’1

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1974.

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CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA +C+ LIVING CONDITIONS TO BE IMPROVED H » Jr Jr »

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT IS STUDYING WAYS AND MEANS TO IMPROVE LIVING CONDITIONS IN THE CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA +C+ WHERE ABOUT 2,500 PEOPLE LIVE.

IN PARTICULAR SPECIAL CARE IS BEING TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT THE PROPOSED POULTRY LAAN ADJACENT TO THE LICENSED AREA WILL CAUSE AS LITTLE INCONVENIENCE AS POSSIBLE TO THE RESIDENTS

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE DEPARTMENT IS CONSIDERING ALL POSSIBLE MEANS TO BETTER THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN THE LICENSED AREA IN CONSULTATION WITH* OTHER DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED. .

REFERRING TO THE RECENT PETITIONS BY THE LICENSEES FOR EARLY REHOUSING, A SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFER THEM REHOUSING IMMEDIATELY.

A QUOTA OF PUBLIC HOUSING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS OF LICENSED AREAS AND THE DEPARTMENT GENERALLY ALLOCATES THIS TO THOSE WHO HAVE LIVED LONGEST IN THE LICENSED AREA.

THERE ARE OVER 8,000 PEOPLE IN LICENSED AREAS IN KOWLOON ALONE WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING TO BE ALLOCATED PUBLIC HOUSING MUCH LONGER THAN THE CHEUNG SAH WAN AREA +C+ RESIDENTS. IT WOULD THEREFORE BE HOST UNFAIR TO GIVE PRIORITY TO THE CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSEES.

+THE DEPARTMENT IS ABLE TO OFFER THEM PUBLIC HOUSING BEFORE THE END OF 1975 IF THERE IS NO UNFORESEEN DELAY IN IMPLEMENTING THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR FIVE HOURS ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) STARTING AT 1 A.H.

THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE IS TO ENABLE THE WATERWORKS OFFICE TO CARRY OUT A NIGHT LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE NOS

1-13 QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, NOS. 2-10, NOS. iuc nuuat sittttr, NOS. 1A—3, NOS. 2A-8 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, CONNAUGHT CENTRE, BLAKE PIER, STAR FERRY PIER, THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, STAR FERRY MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK, CITY HALL, CJTY HALL MULTI-

5-9 ICE HOUSE STREET,

STOREY CAR PARK, KOS. 1-10A CONNAUG.HT ROAD CENTRAL, AND THOSE IN CHATER ROAD AND JACKSON ROAD.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1974

CONTENTS PACE NO.

MOKE THAN 138,500 APPLIED FOR DRIVING TESTS IN FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR......................... 1

VISITING NIGERIAN LEADER IS IMPRESSED WITH HONG KONG’S HOL S I NG PROGRAMME.................................... 2

EMPLOYERS REMINDED THAT MIO-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IS A

STATUTORY HOLIDAY FOR WORKERS .......................... 3

SECTION OF ARGYLE STREET TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY .... 3

JAP1NESE CONSORTIUM CONFIRMS DESIRE TO CONCLUDE MTR NEG ITI AT IONS LEADING TO A CONTRACT................... 4

THR^E INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL LOTS TO BE AUCTIONED

NEXT WEEK............................................... 5

DAI.Y GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COM 1ODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong.Tel: 5-23319T

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1974

TRANSPORT DEPT, KEPT BUSY BY LEARNER DRIVERS £ ~ ******

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS CONDUCTED MORE THAN 95,500 WRITTEN AND PRACTICAL DRIVING TESTS DURING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTIS OF THIS YEAR.

OF THESE, 28,000 WERE WRITTEN TESTS AND 35,500 WERE COMBINED ROAD TESTS, BOTH FOR PRIVATE CAR DRIVING LICENCES. THE OTHERS WERE FOR LICENCES TO DRIVE MOTOR CYCLES, ALL GOODS VEHICLES, TAXIS AND PUBLIC CARS, OMNIBUSES AND LIGHT BUSES.

FOR THE EIGHT-MONTH PERIOD, THE DEPARTMENT HAS IN FACT MADE APPOINTMENTS FOR ALTOGETHER 138,500 DRIVING TESTS. ABOUT 30 PER CENT WERE NOT TAKEN UP AS SCHEDULED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY: +WE WOULD IMAGINE THAT SOME CANDIDATES MIGHT HAVE CONSIDERED THEMSELVES-NOT HAVING ENOUGH DRIVING LESSONS BY THE TIME THEIR APPOINTMENT WAS DUE. THEREFORE THEY MIGHT HAVE DECIDED TO DEFER TAKING THEIR TEST BY GETTING ANOTHER A.’PO INTMENT.+

AT THE END OF LAST MONTH, ABOUT 100,000 CANDIDATES WERE ON THE WAITING LIST FOR A DRIVING TEST. THESE INCLUDED, IN THE CASE OF PRIVATE CARS, ABOUT 30,000 FOR WRITTEN TESTS AND 47,000 FOR COMBINED ROAD TESTS.

THE WAITING PERIOD FOR A DRIVING TEST VARIES WITH D IFF! RENT TYPES OF VEHICLE. AT THE END OF A’JQUST, IT WAS (<NE MONTH ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND FIVE MONTHS IN KOWLOON FOR /. PRIVATE CAR WRITTEN TEST* SIX MONTHS IN HONG KONG SIDE AND /BOUT NINE MONTHS IN KOWLOON FOR A PRIVATE CAR ROAD TEST* AND 'iHREE AND A HALF MONTHS IN HONG KONG AND THREE MONTHS IN KOWLCON IN THE CASE OF MOTOR CYCLE.

AS FOR ALL GOODS VEHICLE, THE WAITING TIME WAS NINE MONTIS IN KOWLOON* FOR TAXI AND PUBLIC .CAR, ONE AND. A HALF MONTIS IN KOWLOON* FOR OMNIBUS, SEVEN AND A HALF MONTHS IN KOWLCON* AND FOR LIGHT BUS, NEARLY FIVE MONiHS IN HONG KONG AND 10 MONTHS IN KOWLOON.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID: +AT PRESENT, THE DRIVING TEST SECTION DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH EXAMINERS AND IS LOOKING FOR MORE. IT IS HOPED THAT WITH ADDITIONAL EXAMINERS AVAILABLE, THE WAITING TIME FOR DRIVING TESTS WOULD BE REDUCED.+

IN FACT, THE WAITING TIME FOR PRIVATE CAR WRITTEN TESTS IS ALREADY MUCH LESS. EIGHT MONTHS AGO, IT UAS NEARLY SEVEL MONTHS IN HONG KONG AND 11 MONTHS IN KOWLOON. •»

PASS RATES IN AUGUST WERE 94 PER CENT FOR PRIVATE CAR WRITTEN TESTS® 31 PER CENT FOR PRIVATE CAR LOAD TESTS® 44 PER CENT FOR MOTOR CYCLE® 48 PER CENT FOR ALL GOODS VEHICLE® 60 PER CENT FOR TAXI AND PUBLIC CAR® 46 PER CENT FOR OMNIBUS-AND 39 PER CENT FOR LIGHT BUS.

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NIGERIAN LEADER IMPRESSED WITH HONG KONG'S HOUSING EFFORT ******

THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE, GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, TODAY PRAISED THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR PROVIDING HOMIS FOR NEARLY HALF OF HONG KONG'S FOUR MILLION PEOPLE.

AFTER A VISIT TO 01 MAN ESTATE IN HO MAN TIN THIS AFTERNOON., THE GENERAL WROTE THE FOLLOWING ON THE VISITORS BOOK: +MOST DELIGHTED AND IMPRESSED WITH THE WORK YOU ARE DOING ON HOUSING THE GREAT POPULATION OF HONG KONG. IT HAS BEEN A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT I WISH YOU CONTINUED SUCCESS.*

DURING THE TOUR, THE GENERAL JOKINGLY ASKED MR. DONALD LIAO, DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, IF HE WOULD SEND HIS STAFF TO NIGERIA TO HELP PLAN HIS COUNTRY'S HOUSING PROGRAMME.

ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE, HE ASKED MR. IAN LIGHTBODY, SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, IF IT WAS POSSIBLE TO ARRANGE FOR NIGERIA'S TOWN PLANNERS AND ARCHITECTS TO CONE AND LEARN FROM HONG KONG.

DURING THE 01 MAN VISIT, THE VISITORS WERE SHOWN THE ESTATE'S MODULAR MARKET AND THE TWO-ROOM FLATS WHICH FORM ONE OF THE NEW CONCEPTS OF THE AUTHORITY'S ARCHITECTS. THEY ALSO STOPPED AT WAI MAN HOUSE TO SEE A MODEL FLAT.

ON HIS WAY OUT OF 01 MAN ESTATE, THE GENERAL MET SOME TENANTS WHO INVITED HIM AND HIS PARTY TO VISIT THEIR HOME. THE GENERAL ACCEPTED AND SPENT SOME TIME CHATTING WITH THE TENANTS.

EARLIER IN THE DAY, THE GENERAL WHO ARRIVED YESTERDAY FOR A BRIEF STOPOVER VISIT FOLLOWING AN OFFICIAL TOUR TO CHINA, WAS BRIEFED BY MR. LlGHTBODY AND HR. LIAO ON HONG KONG'S HOUSING PROGRAMME.

THE GENERAL SHOWED PARTICULAR INTEREST IN THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S FUTURE HOUSING PROGRAMME AND EXPRESSED GREAT INTEREST IN ESTATE MANAGEMENT.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: A PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING GENERAL GOWON BEING SHOWN A MODEL OF A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE DURING HIS TALKS WITH MR. LIGHTBODY WILL BE BOXED FOR COLLECTION THIS EVENING.

THE GENERAL LEAVES LATER TONIGHT.

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HOLIDAY REMINDER *»*#■*#

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. IAN PRICE, TODAY REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THE DAY FOLLOWING THE CHINESE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, WHICH FALLS ON OCTOBER 1, IS ONE OF THE SIX STATUTORY HOLIDAYS UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EARNINGS, AND ALL NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT EARN MORE THAN $2,000 A MONTH, ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY.

AN EMPLOYEE IS QUALIFIED FOR PAY ON A STATUTORY HOLIDAY IF HE HAS.BEEN EMPLOYED CONTINUOUSLY BY HIS EMPLOYER FOR THREE MONTHS OR MORE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY. AN EMPLOYEE WHO HAS NOT WORKED FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD IS STILL ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY, AND HIS EMPLOYER MAY AGREE VOLUNTARILY TO PAY HIM.

+IF THE EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE AGREE, ANY DAY WITHIN 30 DAYS OF A STATUTORY HOLIDAY MAY BE TAKEN BY THE EMPLOYEE AS A SUBSTITUTED HOLIDAY,+ MR. PRICE SAID.'

ANY EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYEE WHO IS IN DOUBT ABOUT HIS RIGHTS OR OBLIGATIONS REGARDING STATUTORY HOLIDAYS OR HOLIDAY PAY MAY CONSULT OFFICERS OF THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE: FOR KOWLOON EAST, 3-205638= KOWLOON WEST, 3-201652= KWUN TONG, 3"898520= TSUEN WAN, 12-422096= AND HONG KONG ISLAND, 5-282523. EXT. 60.

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ARGYLE STREET SECTION TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY * * * * * *

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT ARGYLE STREET BETWEEN KADOORIE AVENUE AND SOAR AVENUE, KOWLOON, WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EARLY THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 19> MORNING FROM 1 A.M. TO 6 A.M.

THE CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE THE DISMANTLING OF A TEMPORARY FOOTBRIDGE ON ARGYLE STREET NEAR VICTORY AVENUE.

DURING THE CLOSURE HOURS, TRAFFIC RUNNING ALONG ARGYLE STREET IN BOTH DIRECTIONS WILL BE DIVERTED VIA YIM PO FONG STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD. ' \

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1974*

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STATEMENT ON M.T.R. NEGOTIATIONS * * * * * It

A DELEGATION FROM THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY, LED BY 'THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, WENT TO TOKYO ON SUNDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER FOR INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WITH THE JAPANESE CONSORTIUM ON ENGINEERING, FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE MATTERS. THE DELEGATION CONSISTED OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT, THE ECONOMIC SERVICES AND FINANCE BRANCHES OF THE COLONIAL SECRETARIAT, AND THE PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY’S FINANCIAL ADVISERS AND CONSULTING • ENGINEERS. THE DELEGATION WAS JOINED LATER BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY AND ONE OTHER MEMBER OF THE PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY.

THE DELEGATION RETURNED TO HONG KONG ON SATURDAY, 14TH SEPTEMBER, AFTER A SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CONSORTIUM THROUGHOUT THE WEEK.

THE DISCUSSIONS ON ENGINEERING MATTERS WERE THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF INFORMAL GROUP MEETINGS SINCE THE JAPANESE CONSORTIUM VISITED HONG KONG IN JUNE. THESE DISCUSSIONS, WHICH WERE CENTRED MAINLY ON A SET OF PRELIMINARY CONSTRUCTION CRITERIA DEVELOPED BY THE CONSORTIUM’S ENGINEERS, INCLUDED A USEFUL EXCHANGE OF VIEWS BETWEEN THE ENGINEERS FROM BOTH SIDES. THESE INFORMAL EXCHANGES SHOULD HELP THE CONSORTIUM’S ENGINEERS TO FINALISE THEIR DETAILED DESIGN PROPOSALS AND SOLUTIONS. THE DISCUSSIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON A REGULAR BASIS. THE MEETINGS ON FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE MATTERS FORMED PART OF A SERIES OF INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS SINCE JUNE AND THESE ARE EXPECTED TO BE RESUMED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

DURING THE WEEK, THE PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY DELEGATION HELD A ONE-DAY PLENARY SESSION WITH THE CONSORTIUM, MAINLY TO DISCUSS PROCEDURES FOR RECEIVINQ,\ EXAMININQ AND NEGOTIATING THE CONSORTIUM’S PROPOSALS FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY PROJECT, WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO BE RECEIVED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE DIFFICULT WORLD ECONOMIC CLIMATE PREVAILING AT THIS TIME, BOTH PARTIES CONFIRMED THEIR CONTINUED . DESIRE SUCCESSFULLY TO CONCLUDE NEGOTIATIONS LEADING TO A CONTRACT.

IT HAS PROVISIONALLY BEEN AGREED WITH THE CONSORTIUM THAT THE NEXT ROUND OF FORMAL TALKS AND INFORMAL GROUP DISCUSSIONS WILL BE HELD AROUND THE END OF OCTOBER.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1974

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CROWN LAND AUCTION X- * * * *

THREE LOTS OF CROUN LAND WITH A COMBINED AREA OF NEARLY 70,000 SQUARE FEET WILL BE PUT UP FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION NEXT WEEK.

TWO OF THEM ARE ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND ARE RESERVED FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. THE FIRST IS LOCATED ON CLOUDVIEW ROAO IN NORTH POINT AND HAS AN AREA OF 42,000 SQ. FT., WHILE THE OTHER WITH AN AREA OF OVER 15,000 SQ. FT. IS SITED OFF CHAI WAN ROAD.

THE THIRD LOT IS LOCATED IN KOWLOON BETWEEN TAI YIP STREET AND THE PROPOSED WAI YIP STREET EXTENSION. IT HAS AN AREA OF 11,600 SQ. FT. AND IS EARMARKED FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES.

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 27 AT 2.30 P.M. IN THE CITY HALL LECTURE ROOM.

FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WINQ, GROUND FLOOR, AND AT THE CROUN LAND AND SURVEY OFFICE, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR. SALE PLANS MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THESE OFFICES.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE >

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (MONDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

grade of rice AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGA I GOOD

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.80

10-15* BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD I d

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

C$/PICUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET) AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOU MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 2.70 1.30 2.10

BIG-EYES GOOD 2.70 1.40 1.80

SQUID GOOD 2.70 0.50 1.40

HAIR-TAILS NORMAL 2.30 0.40 0.80

LIZARD FISHES GOOD 2.20 0.40 1.50

CROAKERS NORMAL 2.00 0.80 1.30

CONGER-PIKE-EELS LIMITED 2.10 1.20 1.70

MELON COAT —■ NO SALE

BREAMS SCARCE 4.80 2.80 3.50

YELLOW BELLY NORMAL 1.50 0.50 0.80

MACKERELS SCARCE 4.50 1.80 3.50

RED GOAT FISH LIMITED 1.20 0.80 1.00

FORK-TAIL LIMITED 1.00 0.40 0.70

HORSE-HEAD GOOD 4.50 1.70 3.00

MELON SEED LIMITED 2.20 0.80 1.40

POMrRETS SCARCE 7.50 6.00 7.00

GAROUPAS NORMAL 8.50 5.50 6.80

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 6.00 3-20 4.50

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNQ SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE HIGH PRICE LOW C$/CATTY) KODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE LIMITED 1.00 0.40 0.70

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.50 0.50 1.20

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.60 0.15 0.40

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 1.80 0.80 1.40

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.50 1.40

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.60 0.40 . 1.00

SPINACH NO SALE

WATER CRESS SCARCE 4.50 2.50 4.00

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.80' 0.20 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 5.00 2.00 3.50


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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

TUESDAY, SEPTMBER 17, 1974

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AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPT. HELPING FARMERS TO MODERNISE IRRIGATION METHODS........%................. 1

ACCIDENT TOLL ON CONSTRUCTION SITES WORSENS: BAD HOUSEKEEPING TO BLAME ................................ 3

SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TO LAUNCH NEW YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SCHEME ...............................     3

NEW PARKING METERS TO BE INSTALLED IN YAU MA TEI .... 4 •

GOVERNOR CONTINUES ROUND OF FACTORY VISITS..........' 5

DAILY WATER SITUATION REPORT........................   5

HOUSING DEPARTMENT PLANNING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME IN CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA +C+ ..................... 6

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1974

IMPROVED IRRIGATION FACILITIES FOR N.T. FARMERS

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IS PUSHING AHEAD WITH ITS EFFORTS TO MODERNISE IRRIGATION FACILITIES IN THE NEW TERRITURIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR AFFECTING THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WAS CO-ERATIOII AMONG THE FARMERS THEMSELVES, BECAUSE THE SMALL SIZE ' INDIVIDUAL FARMS ARD THEIR CLOSE PROXIMITY NECESSITATES MUTUAL AID AND CONSIDERATION.

A SUM OF $600,000 HAS BEEN ALLOCATED THIS YEAR FOR FIVE IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN SHAP LONG, SHAN HA, HOK TAU, HA HANG AND SHAN LIU.

IRRIGATION SYSTEMS ALREADY EXIST IN THESE AREAS WHERE FARMERS HAVE BUILT ROUGH RUBBLE UE IRS TO DIVERT WATER VIA EARTH CHANNELS ONTO THE FIELDS. IN SHAP LONG AND HOK TAU USE IS ALSO BEING MADE OF STORAGE RESERVOIRS PROVIDED BY TRE WATERWORKS OFFICE FOR IRRIGATION USE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE DEPARTMENT IS IMPROVING THESE TRADITIONAL SYSTEMS IN TWO WAYS. FIRST, IT IS REPLACING THE RUBBLE WEIRS UITH MODERN IMPERVIOUS CONCRETE DIVERSION UE IRS AND THEN IT EITHER REPLACES THE EARTH CHANNELS UITH CONCRETE ONES, OR WHERE THE LAND IS TOO RUGGED, INSTALLS PIPELINES.

IN THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1973/74 FOUR IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, COSTING SOME $500,000 WERE CARRIED OUT IN VARIOUS PARTS OF YUEN LONG, TAI PO, SAI KUNG AND LANTAU IN AN ATTEMPT TO IMPROVE EXISTING FACILITIES AND TO OPEN UP UNUSED LAND.

THE SPOKESMAN CITED AN EXAMPLE IN TAI KONG CHE, TAI PO, WHERE ABOUT EIGHT ACRES OF ABANDONED LAND WERE TURNED INTO ARABLE VEGETABLE PLOTS, AND SAID THIS WAS +MOST ENCOURAGING.+

HANY FARMERS ARE TURNING FROM TRADITIONAL RICE FARMING TO MARKET GARDENING WHICH AT PRESENT IS MORE. PROFITABLE, HE NOTED.

THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO CONCENTRATING ON INTRODUCING THE SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEM TO THE FARMERS.

LAST YEAR A DEMONSTRATION SCHEME FINANCED BY,THE DEPARTMENT WAS SET UP IN HOK TAU, TAI PO. +WE HOPE TO SHOW THE FARMERS WHAT THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM IS ALL ABOUT, AND WHEN THEY SEE THAT THE FARMER WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SCHEME IS MAKING A CLEAR PROFIT, THEY ARE LIKELY TO ADOPT THE SYSTEM.+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF SPRINKLERS — THE ROTARY SPRINKLER AND THE F;XED HEAD SPRINKLER. THE ROTARY SPRINKLER SENDS OUT ONE JET OF WATER WHILE ITS HEAD ROTATES 36O DECREES TOZ COVER THE ENTIRE SURROUNDING AREA, WHEREAS THE FIXED HEAD SPRINKLER GIVES OFF A SHOWER IN ALL DIRECTIONS IN A CIRCLE TO WATER THE AREA WITHIN ITS RADIUS.

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+ON MANY FARMS THE WORKERS ARE STILL USING THE OLD METHOD OF BUCKETS AND MANUAL LABOUR TO WATER THE CROPS. THIS IS TIME CONSUMING AND THEREFORE UNECONOMICAL, ESPECIALLY WITH THE RECENT SHARP INCREASE IN LABOUR COSTS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

TO OPERATE THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO BUILD UP THE WATER PRESSURE, AND HE AGAIN STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF CO-OPERATION AMONG THE FARMERS IN THIS RESPECT.

IN THE FIRST METHOD THE FARMERS CAN INSTALL INDIVIDUAL PUMPS. WITH THE SIZE OF THE FARMS PLUS THE IRREGULAR-SHAPED PLOTS, IT IS NOT PRACTICAL FOR A FARMER TO INSTALL A PUMP BY HIMSELF. +CHANCES ARE HE WILL ONLY USE IT FOR HALF-AN-HOUR OR ONE HOUR EACH DAY,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID, +AND IT WOULD MAKE HORE SENSE IF SEVERAL NEIGHBOURING FARMERS WERE TO SHARE A PUMP, THUS REDUCING THE COST.+ •

+BUT THE MAJORITY OF HONG KONG FARMERS ARE TOO INDEPENDENT TO ACCEPT THIS CONCEPT, AND I THINK IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME BEFORE THEY ARE RECONCILED TO THE IDEA.+

SECONDLY, WHERE THE RESERVOIRS ARE SITUATED HIGH ON A HILL, THERE WILL BE SUFFICIENT PRESSURE AVAILABLE TO OPERATE THE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS FROM WATER PIPED TO THE FIELDS.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT +HERE AGAIN CO-OPERATION AND CONSIDERATION ARE NECESSARY BECAUSE THE PRESSURE CANNOT BE MAINTAINED IF EVERYONE TURNED ON THEIR SYSTEM AT THE SAME TIME.+

AN EXTENSIVE IRRIGATION SYSTEM IS BEING BUILT ON THE SAI KUNG PENINSULA AT A COST OF SOME $7 MILLION IN CONNECTION WITH THE HIGH ISLAND WATER SCHEME. THE INITIAL PLANNING BEGAN AS EARLY AS 1969, AND THE WHOLE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1975.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ONCE AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM WAS BUILT IT MUST BE MAINTAINED. HE NOTED THAT MAINTENANCE COSTS HAD GONE UP IN THE LAST FEW YEARS DUE TO THE RECENT WIDESPREAD DEVELOPMENT OF IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH VARIOUS MAJOR WATER PROJECTS SUCH AS THE PLOVER COVE RESERVOIR. APART FROM THE DAILY WEAR AND TEAR, A LOT OF DAMAGE COULD BE DONE BY TYPHOONS AND FLOODS FOLLOWING RAINSTORMS, HE ADDED.

A TOTAL OF $250,000 HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FOR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMMES IN THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, COMPARED WITH ONLY $90,000 TWO YEARS AGO.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: PHOTOGRAPHS ILLUSTRATING THE OLD AND NEW

WATERING SYSTEMS ON N.T. FARMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GiS PRESS ROOM, 6TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

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FIVE KILLED IN WORK ACCIDENTS LAST MONTH

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FIVE WORKERS WERE KILLED AND 497 INJURED LAST MONTH IN ACCIDENTS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES, ACCORDING TO FIGURES RELEASED TODAY BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

TWO OF THE FATALITIES AND 85 OF THE INJURIES WERE CAUSED BY FALLS, BRINGING THE TOTAL FOR THIS TYPE OF ACCIDENT IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THE YEAR TO 17 KILLED AND 524 INJURED.

THIS COMPARES WITH SIX FATALITIES AND 351 INJURED IN THE • SAME EIGHT-MONTH PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT'S INDUSTRIAL* SAFETY TRAINING OFFICER, MR. NICK CARTER, SAID TODAY.

+THESE FIGURES POINT OUT THAT THE INDUSTRY NOT ONLY HAS A CONTINUING PROBLEM BUT A WORSENING ONE, AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE A RUNNING SORE UNTIL POSITIVE PRECAUTIONS ARE IMPLEMENTED,* HE SAID.

♦TWO COMMON CAUSES OF FALLS ARE LACK OF SAFE WORKING PLATFORMS - WHICH RESULT IN WORKERS HAVING TO PERFORM LIKE ACROBATS IN A CIRCUS - AND LACK OF SAFE KEANS OF ACCESS. OFTEN WORKERS USE MAKESHIFT LADDERS - OR WORSE, NO LADDERS ARE PROVIDED AT ALL.

+ANOTHER FACTOR IS THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE WALKWAYS OR FENCING AROUND EXCAVATION AND OPENINGS IN FLOORS.

+HOWEVER, THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTORY CAUSE IS THE BAD HOUSE-KEEPING SO EVIDENT ON MOST BUILDING SITES, WHERE PILES OF RUBBISH AND DISCARDED MATERIALS ARE STREWN ABOUT THE PLACE.

♦HIGH STANDARDS OF HOUSEKEEPING WILL PAY DIVIDENTS BOTH IN THE REDUCTION OF ACCIDENTS AND THE TIME SAVED IN LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT MATERIALS,* HR. CARTER EMPHASISED.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT IS LAUNCHING A NEW SCHEME WHICH WILL ENABLE YOUNG PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN'PROJECTS THAT CAN PROMOTE THEIR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND AT THE SAME TIME BE OF BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY.

DETAILS OF THIS PROJECT, TO BE KNOWN AS THE +OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME+, WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, 4 TH FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG, AT 11 A.M. ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH, 1974.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE CONFERENCE COVERED.

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NEW PARKING METERS FOR YAU MA TEI ******

ALL PARKING METERS IN THE YAU MA TEI AREA, KOWLOON, WILL BE REPLACED BY THE NEW-RATE TYPES AS FROM THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 19> THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE CHANGEOVER, INVOLVING ABOUT 950 OLD METERS, WILL BE SPREAD OVER SIX WORKING DAYS AND WILL START OUTSIDE THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES. • •

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE PROGRAMME WAS PART OF A SERIES TO GRADUALLY REPLACE’ALL PARKING METERS IN HONG KONG AND KOWLOON WITH THE NEU METERS. METERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SO CONVERTED IN CENTRAL, WANCHA1 AND TSIM SHA TSUI AREAS.

LEGISLATION AUTHORISING THE NEW RATES FOR PARKING METERS WAS PASSED IN JUNE 1972.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED MOTORISTS TO READ CAREFULLY THE REGULATION PRINTED ON THE METAL PLATE ATTACHED TO THE NEW PARKING METER TO ENSURE THAT THE CORRECT COINS I;ERE INSERTED.

+CARS ALREADY PARKED AT THE OLD RATE METERS WHICH ARE SUBSEQUENTLY CHANGED TO NEW RATE ONES WHILE THE CARS ARE STILL PARKED WILL BE GIVEN THE FULL TIME ALLOWED BY THE NEW RATES,* HE SAID.

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE, HE ADDED, TO CANCEL ANY PARKING TICKET ISSUED TO A MOTORIST WHO MAY HAVE PARKED HIS CAR AT A 10-HOUR OR FOUR-HOUR METER WHEN IT WAS REPLACED BY A TWO-HOUR NEW METER.

THE NEW METERS ACCEPT ONLY 50-CENT OR ONE DOLLAR COINS. UNDER THE NEW RATE SYSTEM, THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF TWO-HOUR METERS - ONE WHICH ACCEPTS 50-CENT COINS FOR 30 MINUTES, WHILE THE OTHER TAKES 50-CENT COINS FOR ONE HOUR. THERE ARE ALSO NEW HALF-HOUR METERS FOR WHICH THE CHARGE IS A FLAT $1.

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GOVERNOR TO VISIT BIQ TEXTILE WORKS * * * * * *

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL BE VISITING A BIG TEXTILE FACTORY AT TSUEN WAN TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO SEE MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS IN PROGRESS.

HE WILL MAKE A SHOP-FLOOR TOUR OF CHINA DYEING WORKS LTD,’ WHICH HAS BEEN A PIONEER OF THE TEXTILE PRINTING INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG. MORE THAN 600 WORKERS ARE EMPLOYED AT THE FACTORY WHICH PRODUCES FINISHED FABRICS FOR USE IN THE LOCAL GARMENT--MAKING INDUSTRY.

SIR MURRAY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. DAVID JORDAN, AND THE PRINCIPAL TRADE OFFICER, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, MR. K.H. YEUNG*

THEY WILL BE RECEIVED AT THE FACTORY BY THE CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR, ER. CHA CHI MING, AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE COMPANY.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE GOVERNOR'S VISIT TO THE CHINA DYEING WORKS LTD AT 3 P.M. TOMORROW. PRESS REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO MEET G.l.S. STAFF AT 2*45 P.M. AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE FACTORY, WHICH IS SITUATED OFF THE CASTLE PEAK ROAD, 9 MILESTONE, TSUEN WAN, NEAR THE N.T. POLICE TRAFFIC HEADQUARTERS.

THE COMPANY HAS APPOINTED MR. JOHN NG TO ACT AS ITS PRESS LIAISON OFFICER.

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WATER SITUATION REPORT X X X X X X

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9A.M. TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 36,798 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 54.7 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPCITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 66,018 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING’S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 28,123 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,298 MILLION GALLONS Otf THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE’S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 55.7 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

1.0 M.M. (0.04 IN) OF RAINFALL VAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING?AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR I&1,357.7 M.M.

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THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,871.3 M.M. (73.67 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 27.4 PER CENT.

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CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA TO BE IMPROVED * * ft * ft *

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT IS TO CARRY OUT A NUMBER OF IMPROVEMENTS TO AREA "C" OF CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA TO PROVIDE BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS FOR THE RESIDENTS.

THE IMPROVEMENTS WERE LISTED IN THE REPLY TO THE RESIDENTS' LATEST PETITION WHICH WAS HANDED TO THEM THIS (TUESDAY} AFTERNOON.

MR. IAN LIGHTBODY, SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, SAID IN THE REPLY THAT THE IMPROVEMENTS WOULD INCLUDE THE CONCRETING OF THE TWO MAIN ROADS THROUGH THE LICENSED AREA AND THE SURFACING OF AN OPEN SPACE NEARBY FOR CHILDREN TO PLAY.

HE ADDED THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE STORMWATER DRAINS INSTALLED BY THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE REPAIRED AND AN ADDITIONAL FIRE EXIT WILL BE PROVIDED.

REFERRING TO THE RESIDENTS' REQUEST FOR EARLY REHOUSING, MR. LIGHTBODY SAID IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFER THEM IMMEDIATE REHOUSING SINCE THIS WOULD BE MOST UNFAIR TO THE B.OOO-ODD PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING IN KOWLOON LICENSED AREAS FOR A MUCH LONGER PERIOD THAN THE GROUP.

HOWEVER, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO OFFER THEM PUBLIC HOUSING IN KWAI CHUNG BY THE END OF 1975 PROVIDED THAT THERE WILL BE NO UNFORESEEN DELAY TO THE HOUSING PROGRAMME.

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MR. LJGHTBODY SAID:+ THE ESTATE BLOCKS TO WHICH YOU WILL MOVE ARE NOW BEING BUILT IN KWAI CHUNG, BUT IF SOME UNFORESEEN EVENT OCCURS TO DELAY COMPLETION THEN THE ALLOCATION DATE WILL SIMILARLY BE DELAYED.+

HE EXPLAINED THAT ANY PROMISE MADE BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO ALLOCATE HOUSING TO ANY PARTY BY A CERTAIN DATE IS ALWAYS SUBJECT TO SUCH A RESERVATION.

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THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY IS TO OPERATE SPECIAL PASSENGER TRAINS ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 1), THE DAY FOLLOWING MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, A GENERAL HOLIDAY,

A SPOKESMAN FOR K.C.R. SAID THAT FOUR ADDITIONAL TRAINS ' WOULD LEAVE TSIM SHA TSUI RAILWAY STATION FOR FANLING AT 9.48 A.M., 12.26 P.M., 2.22 P.M. AND 3.44 P.M.

THEY WILL ARRIVE AT FANLING AT 10.44 A.M., 1.38 P.M., 3.22 P.M. AND 4.36 P.M.

TWO OTHER ADDITIONAL UP-TRAINS, ONE DESTINED FOR TAI PO MARKET AND THE OTHER FANLING, WILL LEAVE MONG KOK STATION AT 8.59 A.M. AND 11.14 A.M., ARRIVING THEIR DESTINATIONS AT 9.46 A.M. AND 12.04 P.M. RESPECTIVELY.

SIX ADDITIONAL DOWN TRAINS WILL LEAVE FANLING AT 11 A.M., 12.43 P.M. 1.58 P.M., 4.02 P.M., 5.22 P.M. AND 6.59 P.M., ARRIVING BACK IN KOWLOON AT 12.02 P.M., 1.50 P.M., 3 P.M., 5.06 P.M., 6.26 P.M. AND 8.16 P.M.

TWO OTHERS WILL LEAVE TAI PO MARKET AT 9.58 A.M. AND 8.12 P.M. THEY WILL ARRIVE AT TSIM SHA TSUI RAILWAY STATION 10.40 A.M. AND 9.09 P.M. RESPECTIVELY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ADDITIONAL SPECIAL TRAINS WOULD BE PUT INTO SERVICE LATE IN THE EVENING IF NECESSARY.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1974

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (TUESDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE ($/CATTY) AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGA I GOOD

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS a GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE <

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY ' - GOOD -

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

C$/PICUL-LiVE WEIGHT) - J20 (AVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

SPEC IES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

HIGH LOW MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD J. 20 1.80 2.50

BIG-EYES GOOD 2.70 0.70 1.70

Sy U 1D GOOD 3.00 1.00 2.00

HAIR-TAILS ' NORMAL 1.80 0.40 1.00

LIZARD FISHES GOOD 1.80 0.50 1.10

CROAKERS NORMAL 1.40 0.40 1.00

CONGER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 1.70 1.00 1.30

MELON COAT SCARCE 1.60 1.00 1.30

BREAMS SCARCE 5.50 1.60 3.50

YELLOW BELLY NORMAL 1.40 0.60 1.00

MACKERELS SCARCE 4.60 2.40 3.50

RED GOAT FISH NORMAL 0.80 0.40 0.60

FORK-TAIL NORMAL 0.70 0.40 0.55

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 5.00 1.80 3.20

MELON SEED LIMITED 1.60 0.80 1.20

POMFRETS SCARCE 6.50 5.50 6.00

GAROUPAS NORMAL 8.00 5.50 6.80

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 5-50 3.00 4.20

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN-WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE ($/CATTY)

VEGETABLE OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW

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FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.50 0.50 1.20

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.15 0.40

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 1.80 0.80 1.40

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.50 1.40

SPRING ONION LIMITED 1.80 0.40 1.20

SPINACH

WATER CRESS SCARCE 4.50 2.50 4.00

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 0.30 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 5.00 2.00 3-50

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1974

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNMENT IS OPTIMISTIC OVER HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC FUTURE.................................................. 1

PRIVATE DEVELOPERS BEING GIVEN NEW INCENTIVE IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT SCHEME......................... 3

MARINE DEPARTMENT STUDYING NEW MOVES TO IMPROVE MARINE TRAFFIC ................................................ 4

IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED SOCIAL WORKERS STRESSED ............................................... 5

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE EVENING COURSES .............................. 6

WINNERS OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY AND PAINTING COMPETITION WILL RECEIVE THEIR PRIZES ON FRIDAY .................... 6

MASSIVE LANTERN PARADE PLANNED IN TAI HANG TUNG ESTATE DURING HID—AUTUMN FESTIVAL.............................. 7

WATER SITUATION REPORT ................................. 7

GOVERNOR SEES TEXTILE FINISHING INDUSTRY AT WORK .... 8

TEMPORARY WATER INTERRUPTION IN MONG KOK ............... 8

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEISER 18, 1974

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GOVERNMENT OPTIMISTIC OVER HONG KONG*S ECONOMIC FUTURE MAJOR WORLD SLUMP UNLIKELY, SAYS ACTING FINANCIAL SECRETARY ft ft » ft k & < •

HONG KONG MAY HAVE TO MAKE SOME DIFFICULT ADJUSTMENTS FOR A WHILE IN VIEW OF CURRENT DIFFICULTIES IN TOE WORLD ECONOMY, BUT THE SITUATION IS FAR FROM DISASTROUS, THE ACTING FINANCIAL SECRETARY, HR. DEREK JOKES, SAID TODAY.

+IT IS MY BELIEF THAT, AS LONG AS THE WORLD ECONOMY AVOIDS A MAJOR SLUJiP, EVEN IF THERE HAS TO BE SOKE ADJUSTMENTS, HONG KONG WILL WEATHER THE SITUATION AS WELL AS ANY — AND BETTER THAN MOST,* HE TOLD A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF BAYVIEW.

MR. JONES DID NOT BELIEVE THAT A MAJOR WORLD SLUMP WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. +NEVERTHELESS, EVEN IN THIS CATASTROPHY, I BELIEVE THAT HONG KONG WOULD STILL FARE BETTER THAN HOST.+ HE SAID

HE FELT THAT DESPITE THE DIFFICULTIES AND UNCERTAINTIES, . COMMONSENSE WOULD PREVAIL AND THAT INTERNATIONAL MACHINERY, WHICH WAS NOT AVAILABLE TO STAVE OFF THE WORLD DEPRESSION OF THE 193OS, WOULD BE EFFECTIVELY BROUGHT INTO PLAY. THE NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN ECONOMIC AFFAIRS UAS MUCH MORE ‘. DEVELOPED THAN IN THE PRE-WAR DAYS AND REMAINS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER.

MR. JONES POINTED OUT THAT, IF TOE WORST HAPPENED, HONG / KONG WOULD START FROM A POSITION OF RELATIVE STRENGTH. LAST YEAR, HE NOTED, WAS THE BEST YEAR FOR HONG KONG’S ECONOMY WITH EXPORTS RISING IN VOLUME TERMS BY OVER SEVEN FER CENT AND TOE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY EIGHT PER CENT IM REAL TERMS.

AT TOE SAME TIME, TOE PRODUCTIVITY OF THE ECONOMY AS

A WHOLE WAS INCREASING AND THERE VAS KO WAGE EOOM. +SO OUR UNDERLYING COMPETITIVE POSITION IMPROVED DURING THE YEAR AND IS STILL IMPROV1NG.+

HOWEVER, MR. JONES RECOGNISED THAT HONG KONG WAS UNLIKELY TO FIND TOE GOING AS EASY AS IN RECENT YEARS, PARTICULARLY IF DEMAND IN OUR CHIEF EXPORT MARKETS IS REDUCED.

+THIS WILL DEMAND SKILL ON TOE PART OF OUR MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS — WITH THE HELP OF SUCH BODIES AS TEE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION — TO SEEK OUT BUSINESS WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND, AS WELL AS PATIENCE ON THE PART OF THE PEOPLE TO LIVE THROUGH A PERIOD WHEN LIVING STANDARDS MAY NOT BE GROWING AS FAST AS IN RECENT YEARS,* HE SAID.

HE EMPHASISED THAT, IN THE SHORT TERM, HONG KONG WOULD HAVE TO OVERCOME ITS DIFFICULTIES THE HARD WAY — BY SELLING MORE AND BY EARNING ITS WAY OUT OF TROUBLE.

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GIVEN HONQ KONG'S OPEN ECONOMY AMD LACK OF NATURAL RESOURCES, +UE WOULD 3E DELUDING OURSELVES TO THINK THAT UE COULD SPEND OUR WAY OUT OF TROUBLE BY TRYING TO REFLATE THE ECONOMY FROM OUR OWN RESOURCES,+ HR. JONES SAID. TO DO SO, WOULD BRING ONLY THE HOST SHORT TERM ADVANTAGE BEFORE A LARGE PART OF THE HONEY FLOWED OUT IN INCREASED. SPENDING ON IMPORTS AIS THROUGH OTHER CHANNELS. +THAT WAY COULD ONLY LEAD TO BANKRUPTCY.+

GOVERNMENT'S ROLE

FOR ITS PART, THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO STIMULATE INVESTMENTS ON WHICH HONG KONG'S LONG TERM GROWTH DEPENDS.

HR. JONES CITED AS AN EXAMPLE THE GROWING PROGRAMME OF PUBLIC WORKS WHICH, APART FROM PROVIDING A ST/.CLE ELEMENT OF EXPENDITURE WITHIN THE ECONOMY, ALSO HELPS TO DEVELOP THE BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE COMMUNITY, SUCH AS ROADS, WATER SUPPLIES AND AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT, AS WELL AS SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTS LIKE PUBLIC HOUSING, EDUCATION ARD MEDICAL SERVICES.

BEYOND THIS, THE GOVERNMENT IS ALSO WORKING ACTIVELY ON MEANS TO ATTRACT INTO HONG KONG FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN NEU, HIGHER TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES.

+PLANS ARE BEING CONSIDERED TO DEVELOP INDUSTRIAL ESTATES TO ATTRACT BOTH LOCAL AND FOREIGN INVESTMENTS INTO THESE HEU INDUSTRIES,+ MR. JONES SAID. +DISCUSSIONS ARE ALSO PROCEEDING ON THE POSSIBILITY OF BUILDING IN HONG KONG A MAJOR NEU OIL REFINERY AND PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX.+

INVESTMENTS LIKE THESE, HE SAID, WOULD OPEN UP FURTHER POSSIBILITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF OTHER INDUSTRIES HERE, AND INTRODUCE A MUCH WIDER RANGE OF TECHNICAL KNOU-HOU AND EXPERIENCE.

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SOME OF THESE DEVELOPMENTS, HE SAID, WOULD BE COMING ON STREAM VERY SOON, AND ALL OF THEM WITHIN THE HEXT DECADE.

+THEY WILL, IF WE ARE SUCCESSFUL, PROVIDE A MAJOR IMPETUS TO HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHICH, COUPLED WITH THE GENERAL FLEXIBILITY OF OUR INDUSTRY AND OUR COMPETITIVE STRENGTH, SHOULD ENSURE THAT, WHATEVER SHORT TERM DIFFICULTIES THERE MAY BE, THE FUTURE EXPANSION OF THE HONG KOt.'G ECONOMY AND OF THE LIVING STANDARDS OF THE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ASSURED.+

NOTE TO EDITORS: COPIES OF THE FULL TEXT OF MR. JONES' SPEECH --------------- ARE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT iN SHA TIN NEU TOWN ENCOURAGED

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THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING POSITIVE STEPS IN ENCOURAGING PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

TENDER DOCUMENTS ARE BEING PREPARED TO INVITE DEVELOPERS TO RECLAIM ABOUT 130 ACRES OF SEABED IN THE SOUTH EASTERN PART OF SHA TIN, 58 ACRES OF WHICH WILL BE RETAINED FOR PRIVATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT* THE REMAINDER WILL BE HANDED BACK TO THF.GOVERNMENT FOR 01 > USES* C5

ALSO UNDER ACTIVE CONSIDERATION IS THE POSSIBILITY OF OTHER PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SORT IN SHA TIN*

MR. JOHN DON, PROJECT MANAGER OF THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN • DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, UP) DISCLOSED THIS AT THE LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB HONG KONG TODAY, SAID THE SUCCESS OF THE NEU TOWN WOULD NOT DEPEND ON GOVERNMENT ALONE*

+ IT WILL EQUALLY DEPEND ON A WILLINGNESS ON THE PART OF PRIVATE DEVELOPERS AND INDUSTRIALISTS TO.TAKE UP THEIR SHARE IN BUILDING PRIVATE HOUSING, SHOPS, OFFICES AND FACTOR IES,4- £<E SAID.

IN THE MEANTIME, MR. DON POINTED OUT THAT THE PROJECT WAS STILL FACING TWO BASIC ENGINEERING OBSTACLES WHICH MUST BE OVERCOME BEFORE ANY MAJOR DEVELOPMENT COULD PROCEED.

FIRSTLY, TOLO HARBOUR AND SHA TIN HOI WHERE THE NEW TOWN IS TO BE SITED ARE KNOWN TO BE SUBJECT TO TIDAL SURGES DURING TROPICAL CYCLONES. THIS KEANS THAT IF SUCH A SURGE WERE COINCIDENT WITH A HIGH TIDE THEN DISASTROUS FLOOD I LG COULD OCCUR UNLESS LAND IS FORMED AND BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED ABOVE THE MAXIMUM FLOOD WATER LEVEL.

+IT IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO DECIDE ON THE MINIMUM LEVEL TO WHICH LAND CAN BE FORMED WITHOUT INCURRING AN UNREASONABLE RISK OF FLOODING,* HE SAID.

AS INSUFFICIENT COMPREHENSIVE RECORDS OF PAST TYPHOON SURGES ARE AVAILABLE TO UNDERTAKE A PRECISE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THIS f IMPORTANT MATTER,* THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW COMMISSIONED A MODEL STUDY TO EXAMINE THE EFFECT OF TYPHOONS AND FURTHER RECLAMATION ON TOLO HARBOUR AND SHA TIN HOI**

THE OTHER MAJOR OBSTACLE TO DEVELOPMENT AT SHA TIN, MR* DON SAID, WAS THE PROBLEM OF SEWACE DISPOSAL ARISING FROM A LARGE POPULATION AND FROM LOCAL INDUSTRY.

+THE PROBLEM IS SOLUBLE BUT AT A HIGH COST IN CAPITAL AND TIME. THE TOTAL CAPITAL COST OF PROVIDING A SATISFACTORY SEWAGE DISPOSAL ARRANGEMENT FOR A TOWN OF HALF A MILLION POPULATION AT SHA TIN WILL EXCEED $300 MILLION AMD REQUIRE FOUR YEARS FOR THE PROVISION OF AN EVEN FIRST STAQE PLANT,* HE ADDED*

HOWEVER, MR. DON WAS CONFIDENT THAT SHA TIN COULD WITHIN THE NEXT DECADE PROVIDE A VERY SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO LIVE, WORK AND PLAY, IF r’HE GOVERNMENT WERE GIVEN THE NECESSARY SUPPORT AND CO-OPERATION.

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MORE DEEP-DRAFTED SHIPS VISITING HONG KONG

METHODS OF IMPROVING MARINE TRAFFIC UNDER STUDY »»»»»»

THE MARINE DEPARTMENT AND THE PORT ADVISORY COMMITTEES ARE STUDYING METHODS OF IMPROVING THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC IN HONG KONG WATERS AND THE POSSIBLE PROVISION OF RADAR AND TELEVISION SURVEILLANCE.

DISCLOSING THIS TODAY, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR. MALCOLM ALEXANDER, SAID: +TH1S HAS NOU BECOME NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE INCREASING NUMBER OF DEEP-DRAFTED AND SPECIALISED SHIPS CALLING AT THE PORT.+

MR. ALEXANDER WAS SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SHIPBROKERS.

REFERRING TO THE PORT OF VICTORIA, HE SAID IT WAS ONE OF THE BUSIEST MAJOR PORTS IN THE WORLD.

IN TERMS OF LOCAL MARINE TRAFFIC DENSITY, HE ADDED, IT WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY WIN THE CUP. +TH1S IS DEMONSTRATED BY THE FACT THAT DURING 1973 NO LESS THAN 216 MILLION PEOPLE WERE TRANSPORTED BY LOCAL FERRIES IN HONG KONG WATERS AND AT ANY ONE TIME THERE WERE A HUNDRED OCEAN-GOING SHIPS AND ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND LOCAL CRAFT UNDERWAY OR WORKING WITHIN HARBOUR LIMITS.*

IN TERMS OF TONNAGE OF SHIPPING HANDLED, CARGO THROUGHPUT AND PASSENGERS TRANSPORTED, HR. ALEXANDER SAID, IT WAS PROBABLY THE EIGHTH LARGEST PORT IN THE WORLD.

APART FROM THESE, IT HAS THE ENVIABLE REPUTATION OF HAVING THE FASTEST TURN-ROUND TIME FOR SHIPS IN THE FAR EAST.

ON THE MOVEMENTS OF CONVENTIONAL AND CONTAINERISED CARGO, MR. ALEXANDER SAID A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE MARINE DEPARTMENT IN JANUARY THIS YEAR SHOWED THAT DURING 1973 JUST OVER 4-1/4 MILLION LONG TONS OF CARGO WAS MOVED IN NEARLY HALF A MILLION CONTAINERS, REPRESENTING JUST OVER 40 PER CENT OF ALL DRY CARGO MOVEMENTS.

THE SURVEY ALSO REVEALED THAT ALTHOUGH 4o9 FEWER SHIPS CALLED AT THE PORT DURING THE YEAR, COMPARED WITH 1972, TOTAL CARGO THROUGHPUT INCREASED BY 8.2 PER CENT AND HARBOUR BUOYAGE OCCUPANCY DECREASED BY A MERE 3.6 PER CENT.

THIS INDICATED THAT DURING LAST YEAR FEWER BUT LARGER CONVENTIONAL SHIPS CALLED AT THE PORT AND BUOY BERTHS WERE OCCUPIED FOR LONGER PERIODS THAN PREVIOUSLY.

MR. ALEXANDER SAID THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY MERELY INDICATED A POSSIBLE TREND AS THE PERIOD OF REVIEW WAS VERY SHORT.

HOWEVER, HE SAID A FURTHER REVIEW AT THE END OF THIS YEAR WOULD PROVIDE A MORE MEANINGFUL INDICATION OF THE FUTURE OF THE PORT OF HONG KONG AS A LIGHTERAGE AND BUOYAGE PORT.

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PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED WORKERS ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS MATERIAL AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES FOR ANY PROJECT OR SERVICE TO BE OF THE UTMOST BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, HR. THOMAS LEE, SAID TODAY.

ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST, HE SAID LITTLE ATTENTION WAS PAID TO THE FACT THAT APART FROM BUILDINGS AND KOREY FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, TRAINED SOCIAL WORKERS WERE ALSO NEEDED TO CARRY OUT THE UELF/.RE WORK.

SOCIAL WORK, HE EXPLAINED, NOT ONLY INCLUDED RELIEF WORK AFTER DISASTERS AND FINANCIAL AID TO THE FOC.T AMD AGED, BUT ALSO DEALING WITH MANY OTHER FACETS OF HUMAN PROBLEMS RELATING TO FAMILIES, CHILD WELFARE, REHABILITATION, PROBATION, YOUTH WORK AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

SOCIAL WORKERS HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THE EMOTIONS OF THEIR CLIENTS - THEY HAVE TO HELP PEOPLE ON EVERY LEVEL TO TRUST AMD CO-OPERATE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND THEY MUST KNOW THE ECONOMY, CUSTOM AND CULTURE OF THEIR COMMUNITY THOROUGHLY, HE SAID.

IF GOOD SERVICES WERE TO EE PROVIDED THERE HAD TO BE PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED SOCIAL WORKERS, HE STRESSED.

THERE WERE FOUR SOURCES IN HONG KONG WHERE SUCH TRAINING WAS AVAILABLE - THE TWO UNIVERSITIES, THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING. AND THE BAPTIST COLLEGE.

MR. LEE SAID VACANCIES STILL EXISTED WITHIN THE SOCIAL WELFARE FIELD. ACCORDING TO THE INITIAL ESTIMATES IN THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES FROM 1973-1978. HIS DEPARTMENT MIGHT NEED SOKE 600 STAFF OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, ASSISTANT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, AMD WELFARE ASSISTANT GRADES. CORRESPONDINGLY, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES MAY NEED SOME 800 STAFF OF EQUIVALENT GRADES.

TURNING TO ANOTHER TYPE OF SOCIAL WORKER, THE VOLUNTARY WORKER, MR. LEE SAID THEY ALSO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE Itl THIS FIELD TAKING PART IN THE PLANNING OF WORK OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND ALSO PROVIDING DIRECT SERVICES ON MANY OCCASIONS.

HE NOTED THAT APART FROM FORMAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, HONG KONG SOCIAL WORKERS ALSO PARTICIPATED III SOCIAL WORK SEMINARS, BOTH LOCALLY AND OVERSEAS, ENABLING THE STANDARD OF WORK HERE TO COMPARE FAVOURABLY WITH THAT OF ADVANCED COUNTRIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS: COPIES OF MR. LEE’S SPEECH ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS PRESS ROOM, 6TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

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THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR A NUMBER OF EVENING SHORT COURSES FOR THE 1974/75 SESSION.

THE COURSES ARE : PERSPECTIVE DRAWING I, R.C. DETAILING, CONCRETE PRODUCTION, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER FOR BEGINNERS, COMPUTER SYSTEM'ANALYSIS AND PROGRAMMING, APPLIED PNEUMATIC CONTROL TO ENGINEERING, AND VIDEO TAPE RECORDER.

THE COURSES WILL LAST FROM A MINIMUM OF 14 HOURS TO 40 HOURS. THEY WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CHINESE EXCEPT FOR THE COMPUTER AND, PNEUMATIC CONTROL COURSES, WHICH ARE CONDUCTED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE. TUITION FEES RANGE FROM $20 TO $40>

। APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED IN PERSON FROM THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AT 6 0I KWAN ROAD, WANCHAI, FROM TODAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27.

INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL FIRMS INTENDING TO SPONSOR THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR SUCH COURSES MAY OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS BY TELEPHONING THE INSTITUTE ON TEL. NO. 5-745321 EXT. 30.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE STARTING DATES OF THE RESPECTIVE COURSES.

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WINNERS OF A CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY AND PAINTING COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY CENTRE WILL RECEIVE THEIR PRIZES AT A CEREMONY LATER THIS WEEK.

AMONG THE SIX SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE'S CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL COMMITTEE, THIS WAS THE MOST POPULAR AS IT ENABLED YOUNG PEOPLE TO SHOU THEIR TALENTS.

THE COMPETITION ATTRACTED 603 ENTRIES FROM WHICH 71 WERE CHOSEN. OF THESE, PRIZES WERE AWARDED TO THE TOP 16.

THE ENTRIES SELECTED ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE CENTRE WHERE THE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY (SEPT. 203 STARTING AT 3 P.M.

SOME 250 GUESTS, INCLUDING HEADMASTERS AND STUDENTS OF SCHOOLS WHICH PARTICIPATED IN THE COMPETITION WILL ATTEND.

NOTE TO EDITORS: MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE OCCASION.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1974

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MID—AUTUMN FESTIVAL TREAT

FOR TAI HANQ TUNG RESIDENTS

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RESIDENTS OF THE TAI HANG TUNG HOUSING ESTATE IN KOWLOON ARE IN FOR A TREAT LATER THIS MONTH WHEN THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IS CELEBRATED.

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY CENTRE IN THE AREA IS ORGANISING A LANTERN PARADE TO BE HELD WITHIN THE ESTATE ON THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 28 TO MARK THE FESTIVAL.

IT IS PLANNED TO HAVE 1,000 CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE PARADE. THOSE WISHING TO TAKE PART SHOULD GET IN TOUCH WITH THE CENTRE LOCATED IN TONG YAM STREET, TAI HANG TUNG, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 27.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME—FIRST—SERVED BASIS. THEY WILL HAVE TO BRING THEIR OWN LANTERNS BUT WILL BE SUPPLIED WITH TWO CANDLES EACH.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE PARADE, THE CENTRE IS ALSO HOLDING A LANTERN-MAKING COMPETITION. THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS WILL BE LEFT TO THE ENTRANTS WHO SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR LANTERNS TO THE COMMUNITY CENTRE BY SEPTEMBER 25. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE THREE BEST ONES AND ALL LANTERNS WILL BE RETURNED BEFORE THE PARADE STARTS.

IN THE PARADE THE CHILDREN WILL START OFF FROM THE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN GROUPS, EACH ACCOMPANIED BY 10 VOLUNTEERS, AND WILL PASS THROUGH AND AROUND THE 14 BLOCKS OF THE ESTATE BEFORE RETURNING TO THE CENTRE. THE PARADE WILL BEGIN AT 8.30 P.M. AND WILL LAST AN HOUR.

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WATER SITUATION REPORT ********

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 A.M. TODAY (WEDNESDAY) STOOD AT 36,616 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 54.4 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 65,984 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING'S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27,976 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,273 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE’S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 55.4 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

4.4 MM CO.17 IN) OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,362.1 MM <53.63 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,881.0 MM C74.06 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 27.6 PER CENT.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1974

GOVERNOR SEES TEXTILE FINISHING INDUSTRY AT WORK XXXXXXXX

THE PRODUCTION PF FINISHED FABRICS FOR USE IN HONG KONG’S GARMENT INDUSTRY WAS VIEWED AT CLOSE QUARTERS BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, TODAY WHEN HE VISITED A BIG TEXTILE FACTORY AT TSUEN WAN.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. DAVID JORDAN, HE MADE A SHOP-FLOOR TOUR OF THE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AT THE CHINA DYEING WORKS, CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

DURING THE PAST 25 YEARS THE COMPANY HAS DEVELOPED FROM A SMALL CONCERN EMPLOYING ABOUT 60 WORKERS INTO A GROUP ENTERPRISE WHICH HAS A LOCAL LABOUR FORCE OF MORE THAN 1,000 AND A PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF SEVEN TO EIGHT MILLION YARDS OF FABRICS A MONTH.

AS WELL AS TWO SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES IN HONG KONG — WHICH ALLOW A COMPLETE VERTICAL LINE OF PRODUCTION FROM YARN TO GARMENT — THE GROUP HAS MANUFACTURING PLANTS OVERSEAS.

PLANS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP TO ESTABLISH A NEW FACTORY IN HONG KONG TO WIDEN LOCAL PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES. THIS WOULD PROVIDE JOBS FOR ANOTHER 300 WORKERS.

SIR MURRAY WAS SHOWN ROUND THE TSUEN WAN FACTORY BY MR. CHA CH I-MlNG, CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CHINA DYEING WORKS LTD. THE PARTY ALSO INCLUDE OTHER SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE COMPANY AND MR. K.H. YEUNG, FROM THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT.

STATISTICS COMPILED EARLIER THIS YEAR SHOWED THAT A TOTAL OF 436 LOCAL CONCERNS WERE ENGAGED IN THE TEXTILE FINISHING INDUSTRY. THE LABOUR FORCE TOTALLED 13,429, ACCOUNTING FOR OVER 14 PER CENT OF EMPLOYMENT IN THE TEXTILE FIELD.

THE FINISHING SECTOR PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN HONG KONG'S EXPORT DRIVE, SUPPLYING FABRICS FOR USE IN LOCAL GARMENT-MAKING FACTORIES. EXPORT EARNINGS FROM CLOTHING LAST YEAR TOTALLED $7,454 MILLION, ACCOUNTING FOR 38 PER CENT OF OVERALL DOMESTIC EXPORTS.

SOME FINISHED FABRICS ARE ALSO EXPORTED . OVERSEAS SALES LAST YEAR WERE VALUED AT MORE THAN $800 MILLION, AND THE MAIN MARKETS WERE-AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, BRITAIN, TAIWAN AND SINGAPORE.

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WATER CUT

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WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN MONG KOK WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR FIVE HOURS ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 205 STARTING FROM 1 A.M.

THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE IS TO FACILITATE A TEST FOR LEAKAGE IN THE AREA.

’ AFFECTED WILL BE PREMISES BOUNDED BY NATHAN ROAD, DUNDAS v

STREET, SHANGHAI STREET AND SHAN TUNG STREET.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET ARD THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA UAH, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) AVERAGE

CHINA RICE 9

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO ngai GOOD

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORKER C$/PICUL—LIVE WEIGHT)

GOOD 320 CAVERAGE)

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1974

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNQ SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET) AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 3.00 1.20 2.20

big-eyes GOOD 2.70 0.30 1.60

SQUID NORMAL 3.00 0.50 1.80

HAIR-TAILS GOOD 1.20 0.35 0.80

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 2.60 0.30 1.10

CROAKERS NORMAL 1.20 0.25 0.70

CONQER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 2.20 0.80 1.40

MELON COAT LIMITED 1.50 0.90 1.10

BREAMS• NORMAL 4.80 2.50 3.50

YELLOW BELLY GOOD 1.20 0.55 0.80

MACKERELS NORMAL 4.50 1.20 3.20

RED GOAT FISH NORMAL 1.20 0.40 0.70

FORK-TAIL —— — •

HORSE-HEAD LIMITED 5.30 2.00 3.80

MELON SEED LIMITED 1.50 0.55 1.00

POMFRETS NORMAL 8.00 5.00 6.50

GAROUPAS LIMITED 7.20 4.70 6.00

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 5.80 2.50 4.00

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES (V.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICES C$/CATTY)

HIGH LOU MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 2.00 0.80 1.40

WHITE CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.50 0.50 1.20

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.15 0.40

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 2.00 0.80 1.40

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.50 1.40

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.60 0.40 1.00

SPINACH ——

WATER CRESS SCARCE . 4.20 2.50 3.50

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 0.30 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 5.00 2*00 3.50

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1974

CONTENTS PAQE NO.

SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES NEW SCHEME TO HELP YOUTH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS .............  1

BUILDING MANAGEMENTS URGED TO MAKE SURE INTERNAL PUMPING SYSTEMS ARE WORKING PROPERLY TO AVOID UNNECESSARY HARDSHIP WHEN WATER RESTRICTIONS COME INTO EFFECT.............................................

WATER SITUATION REPORT: TOTAL STORAGE DOWN TO 36,501 MILLION GALLONS ............................. 3

BRITISH FOOTWEAR CONSULTANT WINDS UP STUDY TOUR .... 3

$23-6 MILLION DEPOSITED FOR SETTING UP STOCK EXCHANGES COMPENSATION FUND ........................ 3

THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND TO BE AUCTIONED NEXT MONTH......*......................................... 4 .

AUGUST G.C.P.I. DROPS BY SIX POINTS AS FOOD PRICES SLUMP..................................................

MAJOR CLEAN-UP PROGRAMME IN CHAI WAN ESTATE COMPLETED .......................................... 5

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN KOWLOON AND HONG KONG ... 5

TICKET SALES OF NINTH LOTTERY CLOSE TOMORROW ....... 6

TEMPORARY WATER INTERRUTPION IN HUNG HOM ........... 6

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DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

Thursday, September 19, 1974. - 1 -

NEW SCHEME LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT YOUTH GROUPS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TODAY LAUNCHED A NEW SCHEME TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR GROUPS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANT TO CARRY OUT PROJECTS OR SERVICES THAT WILL BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY.

KNOWN AS THE +OPPORTUN1 TIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME,+ IT WILL HELP THE GROUPS WITH FINANCING OF THE PROJECTS IN ADDITION TO TECHNICAL ADVICE AND GUIDANCE.

APART FROM PROVIDING SOME PROJECT OR SERVICE THAT MAY BE NEEDED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY, THE SCHEME IS ALSO INTENDED TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE IN THEIR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, SAID MR. HENRY AU, SENIOR PRINCIPAL SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT'S GROUP AND COMMUNITY DIVISION.

HE EXPLAIN™ THE SCHEME WOULD BE OPERATED AT A DISTRICT LEVEL T-iriOUGH THE DIVISION'S COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS OF WHICH THERE ARE TEN IN THE URBAN AREAS AND TWO IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

+WHAT IT MEANS IS THAT ANY GROUP OF TEN OR MORE

YOUNG PEOPLE BETWEEN 15 AND 25 FROM A SCHOOL, YOUTH AGENCY OR INSTITUTION, WHO FEEL THEY HAVE A UORTHUHILE PROJECT THAT IS NEEDED IN THEIR DISTRICT, OR WANT TO PLAN ONE, WILL NOW BE ABLE TO OBTAIN SUPPORT TO CARRY IT THROUGH,+ HE SAID.

+1T WILL BE UP TO THEM TO PLAN THE PROJECT APPLYING WHAT KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS THEY HAVE TO INVESTIGATE AND IDENTIFY SOCIAL NEEDS WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND HELP SATISFY THESE NEEDS.

+BY DOING THIS, THEY WILL ALSO LEARN, THROUGH DIRECT EXPERIENCE, HOW TO WORK WITH OTHER PEOPLE, COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS, LOCAL RESOURCE PEOPLE AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS,+ HE SAID.

PLANS, TOGETHER WITH APPLICATION FORMS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE RESPECTIVE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICES FOR ASSESSMENT. PROJECTS SHOULD BE OPERATED IN THE DISTRICTS IN WHICH THE APPLICATIONS ARE MADE AND SHOULD BE PLANNED FOR IMPLEMENTATION WITHIN SIX MONTHS.

ASSESSMENT, MR. AU EXPLAINED, WOULD BE MADE ON THE BASIS OF YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT3 COMMUNITY BENEFITS, INCLUDING PRIORITY OF NEEDS3 INNOVATION3 FEASIBILITY AND OPTIMUM USE OF RESOURCES.

A FIXED AMOUNT OF MONEY, NOT EXCEEDING $2,000 PER PROJECT, WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IF THE APPLICATION IS APPROVED. HALF OF THIS SUM WILL BE ADVANCED BEFORE THE START OF THE PROJECT AND THE REST AT THE HALF-WAY STAGE- GROUPS MUST SUBMIT EVALUATION REPORTS AT THE END OF A PROJECT.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICES.

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BUILDING MANAGEMENTS URGED TO ENSURE GOOD WORKING ORDER OF INTERNAL PUMPING SYSTEMS

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UNLESS INTERNAL PUMPING SYSTEMS ARE OPERATING SATISFACTORILY IN HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS, TENANTS OF UPPER FLOORS MAY GO SHORT WHEN WATER RESTRICTIONS COMMENCE ON SEPTEMBER 25*

STATING THIS TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WATER AUTHORITY SAID THAT RESPONSIBILITY FOR INTERNAL PUMPING SYSTEMS LAY ENTIRELY WITH THE BUILDING MANAGEMENTS.

+SUCH MANAGEMENTS ARE ADVISED TO ENSURE THAT THEIR SYSTEMS ARE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER,+ HE SAID. +OTHERWISE, UlTH THE INTRODUCTION OF WATER RESTRICTIONS, THE OCCUPANTS OF THEIR BUILDINGS MAY SUFFER UNNECESSARY HARDSHIP WHICH IT IS NOT WITHIN THE POWER OF THE . WATER AUTHORITY TO ALLEVIATE.+

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE WATER AUTHORITY HAD REASON TO BELIEVE SOME BUILDING MANAGEMENTS MAY HAVE REMOVED INTERNAL ’ PUMPING SYSTEMS.

+THESE SYSTEMS ARE ESSENTIAL TO THE SUPPLY OF WATER — IN PARTICULAR TO UPPER FLOORS — WHEN MAINS PRESSURES ARE LOW= FOR EXAMPLE DURING TIMES OF WATER RESTRICTIONS,+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE CONTENTS OF STORAGE TANKS ON ROOFS OF DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS SHOULD NOT BE USED BY OCCUPANTS, INCLUDING THOSE IN HOTEL ROOMS, OUTSIDE THE NOTIFIED HOURS OF SUPPLY.

MANAGEMENTS SHOULD THEREFORE ENSURE THAT RESPONSIBLE MEMBERS OF THEIR STAFFS SHUT OFF SUPPLIES FROM THESE TANKS DURING THE HOURS OF RESTRICTION.

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THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 A.M.

TODAY (THURSDAY) STOOD AT 36,501 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 54.2 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS.

AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 66,319 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING’S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27,891 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,533 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE’S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 55.2 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

A TRACE (0.1 M.M.) OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,362.2 M.M. (53*63 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,893.0 MM <74.53 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 28.0 PER CENT.

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BRITISH FOOTWEAR CONSULTANT COMPLETES STUDY TOUR ******

MR. FRED PILLING, A FOOTWEAR CONSULTANT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, WILL LEAVE HONG KONG ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) AFTER A THREE-WEEK VISIT TO STUDY THE TECHNICAL MANPOWER NEEDS FOR THE LOCAL FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY AND TO ADVISE THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON THE SETTING UP OF A DEPARTMENT OF FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY IN ONE OF THE NEW TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.

MR. PILLING, PRINCIPAL OF THE CORDWA1NERS TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN LONDON, HAS VISITED A NUMBER OF FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS, THE POLYTECHNIC, THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS, PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS . AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

HE ALSO MET INDUSTRIALISTS WHILE ON A TOUR OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES AND FOOTWEAR TESTING CENTRE, AND HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH SOME MEMBERS OF THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION.

THE CONSULTANT WILL ADVISE THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON WHETHER OR NOT A NEU DEPARTMENT OF FOOTWEAR TECHNOLOGY SHOULD BE SET UP IN THE SAN PO KONG TECHNICAL IST1TUTE WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO BE OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 1977.

MR. PILLING IS AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON INSTITUTE. HIS COLLEGE, INCORPORATED IN 1914, HAS MODERNISED WORKSHOPS,' A UORKSTUDY LABORATORY AND LECTURE FACILITIES.

THE CORDWAINERS TECHNICAL COLLEGE NOU SPECIALISES IN TECHNICIAN COURSES FOR BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURE AND LEATHER GOODS PRODUCTION, WITH THE RELATED DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT SUBJECTS HEAVILY STRESSED.

NOTE TO EDITORS: MR. PILLING WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN

--------------- THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S CONFERENCE ROOM, 3RD

FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEUAY BAY, HONG KONG, AT 3 P.M. TOMORROW. YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE CONFERENCE COVERED.

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$23.67 MILLION DEPOSITED FOR SETTING UP STOCK EXCHANGES COMPENSATION FUND ******

THE FOUR STOCK EXCHANGES TODAY DEPOSITED WITH THE SECURITIES COMMISSION A TOTAL OF $ 23,675,000 FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STOCK EXCHANGES COMPENSATION FUND.

THE DEPOSIT IS IN RESPECT OF 947 MEMBERS OF THE FOUR EXCHANGES AND IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS LAID DOUN IN THE SECURITIES ORDINANCE.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1974

CROWN LAND SALE ******

THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND WITH A COMBINED AREA OF SOME 76,000 SQUARE FEET WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY AUCTION NEXT MONTH.

TWO OF THE LOTS ARE FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. ONE IS LOCATED OFF TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND MEASURES 48,000 SQUARE FEET. THE OTHER COVERS ABOUT 16,500 SQUARE FEET OFF CHAI WAN ROAD.

THE THIRD LOT IS FOR INDUSTRIAL OR GODOWN PURPOSES. IT IS LOCATED IN WONG CHUK HANG ROAD IN ABERDEEN AND MEASURES ABOUT 11,400 SQUARE FEET.

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 P.M. ON OCTOBER 18 IN THE CITY HALL LECTURE ROOM.

FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CWEST WINGS, GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG, AND FROM THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON.

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THE GENERAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR AUGUST DROPPED BY SIX POINTS TO 187. THIS WAS 3.1 PER CENT LOWER THAN THAT FOR THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

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THE DROP WAS DUE MAINLY TO A DECLINE OF 13 POINTS IN THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS. COMPARED WITH JULY, THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF FRESH VEGETABLES DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY BY 37 PER CENT. THIS WAS MAINLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO A SEASONAL INCREASE IN SUPPLY FROM LOCAL FARMS.

THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF RICE, POULTRY AND FRESH FRUITS ALSO DECLINED, BUT, THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF PORK AND MEALS BOUGHT AWAY FROM HOME ADVANCED.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR WENT DOWN BY TWO POINTS, WHILE THE INDEX FOR TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES ADVANCED BY FOUR POINTS. THIS WAS LARGELY BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE RECENT UPWARD REVISION IN THE FARES CHARGED BY THE HONG KONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY.

INCREASES OF ONE POINT EACH WERE ALSO RECORDED iN THE INDEX FOR FUEL AND LIGHT, THE INDEX FOR DURABLE GOODS AND THE INDEX FOR SERVICES.

MOVEMENTS IN THE INDEXES FOR OTHER SECTIONS OF COMMODITY WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1974

CHAI WAN CLEAN-UP COMPLETED » K It ft It

HOUSING DEPARTMENT STAFF TODAY COMPLETED THE FINAL PHASE OF A MAJOR CLEAN-UP PROQAHME IN CHAI WAN ESTATE TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE 53,000 TENANTS.

THE TIDINESS OPERATION WAS CARRIED OUT IN SIX PHASES DURING THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS, AND WAS WELCOMED BY THE RESIDENTS.

+THE RESIDENTS REALISE THAT THE OPERATION IS CARRIED OUT FOR THEIR GOOD,+ SAID MR. CHAN YUI-LUN, HOUSING MANAGER. +THE ESTATE, WHICH HAS BEEN A HAWKER BLACK-SPOT, IS NOW CLEAN AND TIDY WITH HAWKERS PLYING THEIR TRADES ORDERLY IN THE BAZAARS.+

IN TODAY'S OPERATION, TIDINESS TEAMS DEMOLISHED MORE THAN 110 ILLEGAL STRUCTURES AND REMOVED 120 ILLEGAL EXTENSIONS, OVER-SIZED SUNSHADES AND UNAUTHORISED SIGN B0/J2DS.

THE ACTION, WITH THE HAWKERS' FULL CO-OPERATION, WAS CARRIED OUT SMOOTHLY AND COMPLETED IN ABOUT TWO HOURS.

MORE THAN 40 ^AWKERS AFFECTED HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY RESITED AT A NEARBY OPEN SPACE. THEY WILL BE ALLOCATED SITES IN A HAWKER RESITE AREA BETWEEN BLOCKS 7 AND 9 WHEN IT IS READY IN THREE TO FOUR WEEKS. .

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THE KWAI CHUNG ROAD FLYOVER AND THE LAI CHI KOK ROAD INTERCHANGE IN KOWLOON WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 3 A.M. FROM SEPTEMBER 24 TO 27.

DURING THIS PERIOD ONLY ONE LANE WILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC. THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE CLEARANCE OPERATIONS ON > A NUMBER OF CHOKED GULLY GRATINGS ON THE FLYOVERS.

MEANWHILE, ON HONG KONG ISLAND, THE SECTION OF WONG CHUK HANG ROAD BETWEEN ABERDEEN POLICE STATION AND NAM LONG SHAN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 24 TO 28 BETWEEN 12.45 A.M. AND 6 A.M. DURING THESE HOURS TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED THROUGH HEUNG YIP STREET.

THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE Op THIS SECTION IS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS WONG CHUK HANG ROAD NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH NAM LONG SHAN ROAD.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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SALE OF LOTTERY TICKETS CLOSES TOMORROW Ifr * ft ft ft *

TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IS THE LAST DAY FOR BUYING TICKETS FOR THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY, THE SECOND LAST ONE TO BE HELD THIS YEAR.

SALE OF TICKETS WILL CLOSE AT 9 O’CLOCK TOMORROW EVENING.

UP TO 4.30 P.M. TODAY (THURSDAY) A TOTAL OF 849,500 TICKETS WAS SOLD.

WINNING NUMBERS OF THIS LOTTERY WILL BE DRAWN BY FOUR ARTISTES FROM COMMERCIAL RADIO. THEY ARE MISS TING YING, MISS TSUI P1K, MISS WONG PIK-KWUN AND MR. FUNG CHIN-PING. THE DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE AT 10 A.M.-ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

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WATER CUT * * * *

WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN HUNG HOM WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR FIVE HOURS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) AS FROM 1 A.M. THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE IS TO ENABLE THE WATERWORKS OFFICE TO CARRY OUT A TEST FOR LEAKAGE IN THE AREA.

AFFECTED WILL BE PREMISES BOUNDED BY CHATHAM ROAD, WINSLOW STREET, WHAMPOA STREET AND BULKELEY STREET.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1974

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY CTHURSDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA VAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE AVERAGE C$/CATTY) •

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGA I GOOD

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE

100X WHOLE GOOD 1.82 »

1O-152J BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK ($/PICUL-LiVE WEIGHT) - J20 (AVERAGE)

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1974

SUPPLIES AMD WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

SPEC IES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTr>

high LOU MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 3.50 2.00 2.80'

big-eyes GOOD 2.70 1.00 1.80

SQUID GOOD 2.90 1.20 2.00

HAIR—TAILS NORMAL 2.90 1.20 2.00

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED 2.00 0.40 1.20

CROAKERS LIMITED 2.00 0.80 1.40

conger-pike-eels LIMITED 1.70 1.20 1.50

MELON COAT LIMITED 1.60 1.00 1.30

BREAMS LIMITED 5.00 1.40 3.20

YELLOW BELLY . NORMAL 1.70 0.60 1.10

MACKERELS LIMITED 4.40 1.40 3.00

RED GOAT FISH NORMAL 0.80 0.40 0.60

FORK—TAIL NORMAL 0.70 0.40 0.60

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 4.80 2.00 3.40

MELON SEED LIMITED 1.80 1.20 1.50

POKFRETS LIMITED 7.50 5.50 6.50

GAROUPAS LIMITED 8.00 5.80 6.70

YELLOW CROAKER LIMITED 4.50 3.00 3.80

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) KODE

HIGH LOW

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 2.00 0.80 1.40

WHITE CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.50 0.50 1.20

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.15 0.40

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 2.00 0.80 1.40 '

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.50 1.40

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.60 0.40 1.00

SPINACH NO SALE

WATER CRESE SCARCE 4.20 2.^50 3*50

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 0.30 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 4.50 2.00 3.20

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

« \ FRIDAY, SEPTEKEER 20, 1974

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NINE-MEMBER WORKING PARTY SET UP TO LOOK INTO ALL

ASPECTS OF NON-COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL GRADUATES ISSUE 1

TOO DIRECTORS OF FUTURE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION APPOINTED ............................ 2

ALL STOCK EXCHANGE DEALERS AND INVESTMENT ADVISERS

MUST BE REGISTERED BY JANUARY 1 NEXT YEAR......... 3

WORK TO START IN NOVEMBER ON AIRCRAFT PARKING

FACILITIES AT NEW AIR CARGO TERMINAL .............. 4 '

NEW DOG LICENCE FEES COMING INTO EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1 .......................................  5

EIGHTH VEGETABLE PLANTING COMPETITION STARTS TOMORROW  ....................................     6

TOO BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND DECLARED DANGEROUS ............................„•.......... 7

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WATER SITUATION REPORT : TOTAL STORAGE DOWN TO 36,315 MILLION GALLONS ........................... 7

JUNE ACCOUNTS SHOW $100 MILLION DEFICIT .......... 8

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD

COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1974>

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* a. . -WORKING PARTY SET UP TO STUDY ' '

NON-COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL GRADUATES ISSUE ******

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED THE NAMES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE WORKING PARTY WHICH HAS BEEN SET UP TO LOOK INTO ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROBLEM OF NON-COMMONWEALTH MEDICAL GRADUATES.

THE CHAIRMAN IS SIR RONALD HOLMES, WHO IS CHAIRMAN OF THE PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION. THE MEMBERS ARE — DR. PETER C.Y.LEE, PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG MEDICAL ASSOClATION= DR. A.C. DA ROZA, PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CHONG KONG BRANCH)3 PROFESSOR ARTHUR M.C. YAU, THE ACTING DEAN OF THE MEDICAL FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG= PROFESSOR MA LIN, PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY AT THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG= DR. C.O. LEE MlDICAL TRAINING ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT3 MR. R.G.B. BRIDGE, DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE3 AND MR. P.B. WILLIAMS, DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES. THE . SECRETARY IS MR. MARCUS MAK.

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE WORKING PARTY ARE TO CONSIDER WHETHER ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD BE MADE TO ENABLE SOME DOCTORS, WHOSE QUALIFICATIONS ARE NOT RECOGNISED BY THE GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, TO PRACTISE IN HONG KONG.

IF SO, THE WORKING PARTY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVISING WHAT METHODS SHOULD BE USED TO ENSURE A PROPER LEVEL OF COMPETENCE AMONG UNREG ISTRABLE DOCTORS BEFORE THEY ARE LICENSED TO PRACTISE3 AND WHETHER ANY CONDITIONS OR RESTRICTIONS SHOULD BE APPLIED TO SUCH PRACTICE.

IN REACHING ITS CONCLUSIONS, THE WORKING PARTY IS ASKED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT SIX FACTORS:-

(1) THE EXPECTED REQUIREMENT FOR DOCTORS, WHETHER IN PRIVATE OR GOVERNMENT PRACTICE, IN HONG KONG DURING THE NEXT 10 YEARS3

C2) THE NEED FOR ANY ADDITIONAL TRAINING FACILITIES FOR

UNREG 1STRABLE DOCTORS3

C3> THE NEED FOR, AND NATURE OF, ANY EXAMINATION OF

UNREG ISTRABLE DOCTORS3

C4) WHETHER A NEW LIST OF UNREGISTRABLE DOCTORS LICENSED TO PRACTISE IN HONG KONG SHOULD BE INITIATED, ANO IF SO, HOW IT SHOULD BE OPERATED3

C5> THE EFFECT WHICH THE LICENSING TO PRACTISE OF UNREG ISTRABLE DOCTORS MIGHT HAVE ON THE RECOGNITION OF THE M.B.B.S.

CHONG KONG) DEGREE BY THE GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL OF

THE UNITED KINGDOM3 AND

C6) THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE LICENSING TO PRACTISE OF UNREGIS— TRABLE DOCTORS FOR THE PLANNED OUTPUT OF THE TWO HONG KONG MEDICAL SCHOOLS.

THE WORKING PARTY HAS BEEN ASKED TO REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER DECEMBER 31.

THE SETTING UP OF THE WORKING PARTY WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED IN

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON AUGUST 14 DURING THE WINDING UP DEBATE ON THE MEDICAL WHITE PAPER.

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TWO DIRECTORS FOR FUTURE MTR CORPORATION ANNOUNCED * * * * * *

THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY HAS ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF MR. ALAN ROBERT COTTON AS THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, AND MR. JOHN ANTHONY GLOVER AS THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION IN THE FUTURE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION.

MR. COTTON HS WORKED WITH KENNEDY AND DONKIN, CONSULTING ENGINEERS, FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS. THIS FIRM HAS BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE AUTHORITY'S CONSULTING ENGINEERS, FREEMAN, FOX AND PARTNERS CFAR EAST).

FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, MR. COTTON, AS A SENIOR ENGINEER, HAS BEEN WORKING IN LONDON ON PLANS FOR THE HONG KONG M.T.R. AS THE FIRM'S PROJECT MANAGER AND HAS VISITED HONG KONG SEVERAL TIMES ’ IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WORK. AS SUCH, HE HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ORGANISATION AND CO-ORDINATION OF DESIGN WORK FOR ALL THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT. HE THUS ALREADY HAS A WIDE. AND INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROJECT.

BEFORE JOINING KENNEDY AND DONKIN, MR. COTTON HAD SPENT FIFTEEN YEARS WITH LONDON TRANSPORT, FOR WHICH HE WORKED IN A NUMBER OF RAILWAY ENGINEERING APPOINTMENTS, INCLUDING WORK IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMISSIONING AND OPERATION OF THE VICTORIA LINE.

MR. COTTON IS 42 YEARS OLD, IS MARRIED AND HAS TWO DAUGHTERS.

HE HAS RESIDED NEAR READING, ENGLAND, UNTIL RECENTLY BUT HAS NOW MOVED TO HONG KONG*

AMONGST HIS OUTSIDE INTERESTS ARE SWIMMING AND WALKING AND HE MAINTAINS A KEEN INTEREST IN THE PRESERVATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN TRANSPORT.

MR. GLOVER WAS BORN IN. LONDON IN 1926.

HE IS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY CH.K.) LTD. AS FINANCE DIRECTOR AND COMPANY SECRETARY, e

A POSITION HE HAS HELD SINCE 1967*

MOST OF MR. GLOVER'S CAREER HAS BEEN SPENT ON THE ACCOUNTANCY AND SECRETARIAL SIDE OF VARIOUS TOBACCO COMPANIES, INCLUDING THE NIGERIAN TOBACCO COMPANY.

PRIOR TO JOINING BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO CH.K.) LTD. HE HAD SPENT 5 YEARS FROM 1962-67 WITH THE SUDAN TOBACCO COMPANY AS FINANCE DIRECTOR AND COMPANY SECRETARY.

MR. GLOVER IS MARRIED WITH TWO DAUGHTERS AGED 17 AND 19. HE IS AT PRESENT RESIDING IN HONG KONG AND IS A COUNCIL MEMBER OF THE EMPLOYERS FEDERATION OF HONG KONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS: ’ COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF MR. COTTON AND

MR. GLOVER ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS PRESS ROOM, G/FL., BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

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ALL DEALERS, INVESTMENT ADVISERS HOST BE REGISTERED BY JANUARY 1 NEXT YEAR

ft ft ft X ft X ft

THE FIRST SET OF REGULATIONS TO BE MADE UNDER THE SECURITIES ORDINANCE WERE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY AND WILL COME INTO OPERATION FROM OCTOBER 1.

THE REGULATIONS COVER THE REGISTRATION OF DEALERS, INVESTMENT ADVISERS AND REPRESENTATIVES AND' ARE CONSIDERED AMONG THE MOST IMPORTANT THAT WILL HAVE TO BE MADE UNDER THE ORDINANCE.

AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE REGULATIONS STIPULATE THAT ALL DEALERS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES, WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE MEMBERS OF OR ASSOCIATED WITH THE STOCK EXCHANGES, MUST BE REGISTERED. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO INVESTMENT ADVISERS AND THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.

THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES ARE $100 FOR A REPRESENTATIVE, $200 FOR AN INDIVIDUAL DEALER OR INVESTMENT ADVISER AND $500 FOR A CORPORATION. IF A DEALER ALSO WISHES TO REGISTER AS AN INVESTMENT ADVISER, OR VICE VERSA, THE ADDITIONAL FEE WILL BE HALVED — $100 INSTEAD OF THE NORMAL $200.

ANOTHER PROVISION IS THAT A DEALER WHO IS NOT A MEMBER OF A STOCK EXCHANGE WILL BE REQUIRED TO DEPOSIT $50,000 WHICH CAN BE USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF A DEALER’S CLIENTS IN THE EVENT OF HIS DEFAULT. MEMBERS OF STOCK EXCHANGES ARE EXEMPT FROM THIS PROVISION AS THEY ARE COVERED UNDER THE STOCK EXCHANGES COMPENSATION FUND TO WHICH THEY HAVE ALREADY CONTRIBUTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORDINANCE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECURITIES COMMISSION SAID TODAY THAT THE REGULATIONS MERELY FORMALISED THE POLICY LAID DOWN IN THE SECURITIES ORDINANCE WHICH WAS APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR.

HE SAID THAT ANY PERSON WHO IS OBLIGED TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE ORDINANCE MUST MAKE HIS APPLICATION WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM OCTOBER 1.

♦HAVING MADE AN APPLICATION A PERSON OR COMPANY MAY CONTINUE TO CARRY ON THE RELEVANT BUSINESS AND IN DUE COURSE THEY WILL BE INFORMED WHETHER THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN ACCEPTED OR REFUSED. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A REFUSAL, THERE IS A RIGHT OF APPEAL,+ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

TO FACILITATE THE ADMINISTRATIVE WORK, ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE FOUR STOCK EXCHANGES REGARDING THE TIMING OF APPLICATIONS FROM THEIR MEMBERS.

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JT IS HOPED THAT OTHER APPLICANTS WILL SEND IN THEIR APPLICATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING TIMETABLE : -DEALERS DURING OCTOBER3 INVESTMENT ADVISERS DURING NOVEMBER3 DEALERS REPRESENTATIVES DURING THE FIRST TWO UEEKS OF DECEMBER3 AND INVESTMENT REPRESENTATIVES DURING THE THIRD AND FOURTH UEEKS OF DECEMBER.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF SECURITIES, 2402 CONNAUGHT CENTRE.

THE COMMISSIONER HAS ALSO ISSUED A BROCHURE FOR THE GUIDANCE OF PEOPLE APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION. IT MAY BE OBTAINED FREE OF charge from HIS OFFICE.

COPIES OF THE SECURITIES ORDINANCE AND THE REGULATIONS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, STAR FERRY CONCOURSE, HONG KONG.

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AIRCRAFT PARKING FACILITIES AT NEW AIR CARGO TERMINAL

WORK IS TO BEGIN LATER THIS YEAR ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE AIRCRAFT.PARK ING APRON AND TAXIWAY TO SERVE THE NEW AIR CARGO COMPLEX NOW BEING BUILT AT HONG KONG AIRPORT.

ABOUT 80,000 SQUARE YARDS OF AIRCRAFT PARKING APRON AND TAXIWAY IS TO BE SURFACED ADJACENT TO THE CARGO COMPLEX WHICH IS LOCATED ON RECLAIMED LAND IN KOWLOON BAY EAST OF THE AIRPORT RUNWAY.

PARKING ACCOMMODATION FOR FOUR ALL-CARGO AIRCRAFT WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE APRON, AND NOSE-DECKING IS ALSO PROPOSED FOR ONE +jumbo+ 747 freighter TOGETHER WITH ADJACENT OPEN PARKING FACILITIES FOR THREE MORE AIRCRAFT.

THE PARKING APRON WILL BE CONNECTED TO THE EXISTING TAXIWAY SYSTEM OF HONG KONG AIRPORT BY MEANS OF A LINKING TAXIWAY.

CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL ALSO INCLUDE ACCESS ROADS AND CAR PARKING FACILITIES AMOUNTING TO ABOUT 43,000 SQUARE YARDS OF SURFACING WORK, ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORKS AND A SEWAGE PUMPING STATION.

TENDERS ARE NOW BEING INVITED FOR THE ABOVE PROJECT. WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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DOG LICENCE FEES REVISED

THE FEES FOR DOG LICENCES WILL BE REVISED AS FROM OCTOBER 1 THIS YEAR.

FOR DOGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON, NEW KOWLOON AND ON A LOCAL VESSEL THE LICENCE FEE WILL BE $15 AS AGAINST THE PRESENT $10, WHILE THAT FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE INCREASED FROM $2 TO $5.

COMMENTING ON THE INCREASE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT NOTED THAT THE EXISTING FEES HAD REMAINED UNCHANGED FOR 24 YEARS AND CONTAINED AN ELEMENT OF SUBSIDY. THE REVISION, HE ADDED, WAS NECESSARY TO REFLECT MORE REALISTICALLY GOVERNMENT COSTS OF LICENSING AW ENFORCING THE LAWS RELATING TO DOGS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE NUMBER OF DOGS VACCINATED AGAINST RABIES HAD GONE UP CONSIDERABLY AS A RESULT OF THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DOG CATCHING TEAMS. A TOTAL OF 15,941 STRAY DOGS WERE ROUNDED UP DURING THE 1973/74 FINANCIAL YEAR, COMPARED WITH 12,458 IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR, AND FURTHER 3,268 STRAY DOGS WERE CAUGHT BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE THIS YEAR.

+THIS OF COURSE HAS REDUCED THE NUMBERS OF UNVACCINATED STRAY DOGS IN THE STREETS WHICH COULD PROVIDE A DANGEROUS RESERVOIR OF DOGS SUSCEPTIBLE TO RABIES,+ HE SAID.

UNDER EXISTING LEGISLATION, DOG OWNERS MUST HAVE THEIR DOGS INOCULATED AGAINST RABIES EVERY THREE YEARS. VACCINATION IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE, BUT THE COST OF THE VACCINE IS PAID OUT OF PUBLIC FUNDS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID IT WAS FELT THAT THE TAX PAYER SHOULD NO LONGER BE BURDENED WITH THE SUBSIDY THAT WAS FORMALLY PART OF THE LICENSING COSTS, AND IT WAS ONLY REASONABLE TO EXPECT THAT DOG OWNERS SHOULD BEAR SOME OF THE EXTRA FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR DOG LICENSING.

AS TO DOG LICENCE FEES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THESE WERE BEING ALLOWED TO REMAIN AT A LOUER LEVEL THAN THOSE IN THE URBAN AREAS SO AS TO AVOID DISCOURAGING DOG OWNERS IN RURAL AREAS FROM LICENSING THEIR DOGS AS IT WAS MORE DIFFICULT TO CATCH STRAY DOGS IN LARGE OPEN SPACES.

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SCHOOL VEGETABLE PLANTING COMPETITION

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THE EIGHTH SCHOOL VEGETABLE PLANTING COMPETITION WILL BE INAUGURATED TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

FIFTEEN SCHOOLS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION WHICH WILL LAST UNTIL EARLY FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

THE COMPETITION IS ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE CO-OPERATIVE FOR AMERICAN RELIEF EVERYWHERE, INC, (CARE) AND LIONS INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 303 TOGETHER WITH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT.

GARDENING MATERIALS SUCH AS CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS, INSECTICIDE AND FUNGICIDE WILL BE PRESENTED TO REPRESENTATIVES OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS BY MR. DANIEL ROTH, DIRECTOR OF CARE IN HONG KONG.

MRS. ROTH WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO THOSE SCHOOLS WHICH PRODUCED THE BEST SWEET CORN, CUCUMBER, CHINESE WHITE RADISH, YARD LONG BEAN, CHINESE WHITE CABBAGE AND EGGPLANT.

MR. RAYMOND Y.K. KAN, DISTRICT GOVERNOR, LIONS INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 303, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO THE WINNERS OF THE SEVENTH SCHOOL VEGETABLE PLANTING COMPETITION WHICH ENDED LAST JULY WHEN THE TAI 0 PUBLIC SCHOOL WON THE FIRST PRIZE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY: +THE VEGETABLE CROPS HARVESTED FROM THE GARDENS OF THE WINNING SCHOOLS WERE OF VERY HIGH MARKET STANDARD AND MEMBERS OF’THE JUDGING PANEL WERE IMPRESSED BY THE ENTHUSIASM OF PARTICIPANTS AND THE EXCELLENT WORK DONE BY TUEM.+

HE NOTED THAT ACTIVITIES OF THIS KIND OFFERED VALUABLE TRAINING IN PRACTICAL GARDEN WORK, USE OF TOOLS, APPRECIATION OF ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF PLANT GROWTH FROM THE EDUCATIONAL POINT OF VIEW AND ABOVE ALL THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF TEAM WORK.

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO

--------------- COVER THE JOINT PRESENTATION AND INAUGURATION

CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE TUNG KOON DISTRICT SOCIETY FONG SHU CHUEN SCHOOL, TUNG KOON STREET, YAU MA TEI, KOWLOON, AT 3 P.M. TOMORROW. ■%

COPIES OF THE NAMES OF THE PRIZE WINNERS TOGETHER WITH OTHER DETAILS OF THE COMPETITION ARE DISTRIBUTED SEPARATELY IN THE Q. US. PRESS BOXES THIS EVENING.

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BUILDINGS DECLARED DANGEROUS ******

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY DECLARED NO. 10 MERCER STREET ON HONG KONG ISLAND TO BE IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION AND NO. 8 MERCER STREET LIABLE TO BECOME DANGEROUS AND REQUIRING DEMOLITION.

IN A STATEMENT ISSUED THIS MORNING, THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THAT THESE FOUR-STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN UNDER OBSERVATION FOR SOME YEARS.

RECENT INSPECTIONS MADE REVEAL THAT FOLLOWING DEMOLITION OF THE ADJOINING BUILDINGS AND DESPITE EXTENSIVE SHORING THE ' LOAD BEARING BRICK PARTY WALL BETWEEN NOS. 10 AND 12 SHOWS EVIDENCE OF CONTINUING MOVEMENT WITH SEVERE FRACTURES AND BULGING OF THE BRICKWORK.

IT IS CONSIDERED THAT ANY FURTHER MOVEMENT IS LIKELY TO RESULT IN FAILURE LEADING TO A COLLAPSE, WHILE THE CONDITION OF NO. 8 IS SUCH THAT THERE IS A RISK OF SIMILAR FAILURE DURING OR AFTER THE DEMOLITION OF NO. 10.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERXS IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9.JO A.M. ON OCTOBER 21 WERE POSTED TODAY.

WATER SITUATION REPORT

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THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 A.M. TODAY (FRIDAY) STOOD AT 36,315 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 54 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 66,452 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING'S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27,814 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,533 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE’S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 55.1 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

3.5 M.M. (0.14 IN) RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,365-7 MM (53-77 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,905 MM (75 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 28.3 PER CENT.

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JUNE ACCOUNTS SHOW $100 MILLION DEFICIT ******

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 1974 SHOW A DEFICIT OF $100 MILLION, COMPARED WITH A DEFICIT OF $93 MILLION IN JUNE LAST YEAR.

THIS HAS RESULTED IN AN ACCUMULATED DEFICIT OF $282 MILLION FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, COMPARED WITH A SURPLUS OF $10 MILLION FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

TOTAL REVENUE FOR THE MONTH AT $341 MILLION WAS $76 MILLION MORE THAN IN JUNE 1973- TOTAL EXPENDITURE AT $441 MILLION WAS. $83 MILLION MORE THAN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1974

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE * * * * * *

THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY CFRIDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

GRADE OF RICE OF SUPPLY AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGA I GOOD

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - qoOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

C$/P1CUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

SPECIES AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) MODE

HIGH LOW

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 3.40 1.20 2.30

big-eyes GOOD 2.80 0.80 1.60

SQUID NORMAL 3.20 1.00 2.40

HAIR-TAILS NORMAL 1.70 0.30 1.00

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED 2.70 0.40 1.80 .

CROAKERS LIMITED 1.80 0.50 1.20

CONGER-PIKE-EELS LIMITED 3.00 1.50 2.00

MELON COAT LIMITED 1.40 0.90 1.10

BREAMS LIMITED 4.80 1.00 3.20 •

YELLOW BELLY GOOD 1.60 0.70 0.80

MACKERELS NORMAL 4.70 2.40 3.50

RED GOAT FISH NORMAL 1.50 0.60 0.90

FORK-TA IL LIMITED 0.90 0.40 0.60

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 6.30 1.40 3.40

MELON SEED NORMAL 2.20 0.70 1.50

POMFRETS SCARCE 6.20 3.20 6.00

GAROUPAS LIMITED 7.50 5.20 6.00

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 5.80 4.20 5.00

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF vegetable AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE HIGH PRICE LOW ($/CATTY) MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 2.00 0.80 1.40

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.50 0.50 1.20

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.70 0.15 0.40

CHINESE KALE SCARCE 2.00 0.80 1.40

STRING BEANS LIMITED 2.00 0.50 1.40

SPRING ONION LIMITED 1.80 0.50 1.20

SPINACH —— —— ——

WATER CRESS SCARCE 4.20 2.50 3.50

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE . LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 0.30 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 4.50 2.00 3.20

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1974

CONTENTS PACE NO.

A MODERN ELECTRICAL SIGNALLING SYSTEM TO BE INSTALLED TO ENABLE DOUBLE TRACKING OF RAILWAY TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS.............................'............... 1

SHAUKE1WAN WEST SERVICE RESERVOIR COMPLETED ............. 1

CONTINGENCY PLANS TO ENSURE ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY TO LICENSED AREA RESIDENTS DURING RESTRICTIONS ............. 2

OVER 13,500 INSPECTIONS MADE BY THE FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU LAST MONTH ....................................... 3

WATER SITUATION REPORT .................................. 3

RESULTS OF THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY ................. 4

SOCIAL WORK COURSE FOR VOLUNTEERS ....................... 4

SPECIAL WATER SKIING AREAS BEING STUDIED ................ 5

BUILDING IN WESTERN DISTRICT CONDEMNED .................. 5

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A MODERN ELECTRICAL SIGNALLING SYSTEM IS TO BE INSTALLED BETWEEN HUNG HOM AND SHA TIN STATIONS WITH THE DOUBLE TRACKING OF THE RAILWAY ALONG THAT SECTION. THE NEU SIGNALS WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING MECHANICALLY-OPERATED SYSTEM.

MR. REG GREGORY, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY SAID THE NEW SIGNALS WOULD ENABLE THE DOUBLE TRACKING TO ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS.

HE ADDED THAT AN OVERALL PLAN OF MODERNISING THE SIGNALLING SYSTEM FROM HUNG HOM THROUGH TO TAI PO MARKET HAD BEEN DRAWN UP AND SUBMITTED, AND WAS NOW UNDER CONSIDERATION.

ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEW SIGNALLING SYSTEM, WILL BE A FACILITY CALLED CENTRAL TRAFFIC CONTROL. THE TOTAL SYSTEM WILL BE OPERATED FROM ONE SIGNALBOX CONNECTED TO ALL SIGNALS ALONG THE RAILWAY LINE.

IT WILL EMPLOY COLOUR LIGHT SIGNALS IN PLACE OF THE SEMAPHORE SIGNALS PRESENTLY USED TO REDUCE MAINTENANCE COSTS AND IMPROVE VISIBILITY.

+BY CO-ORDINATING THE SIGNALS AT ONE SWITCH-BOARD, TRAIN SERVICES WILL BE BETTER REGULATED AND DELAYS TO TRAINS WILL BE REDUCED,+ MR. GREGORY EXPLAINED. A PRELIMINARY COLOUR LIGHT SYSTEM ALREADY EXISTS BETWEEN THE UNIVERSITY AND TAI PO KAU STATIONS.

IN TIME, MR. GREGORY SAID, IT WAS HOPED TO EXTEND THE NEW SYSTEM ALL THE WAY FROM THE HUNG HOM TERMINAL THROUGH TO LOWU STATION.

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THE FINAL STAGE OF THE SHAUKEIWAN WEST SERVICE RESERVOIR SITUATED ABOVE SHING ON VILLAGE HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

THE RESERVOIR WAS BUILT IN TWO STAGES AND HAS A TOTAL STORAGE CAPACITY OF 11.5 MILLION GALLONS.

WORK ON THE FIRST HALF OF THE RESERVOIR WAS COMPLETED IN MAY 1969-

THE ROOF AND SURROUNDING AREA OF THE RECENTLY COMPLETED SECTION PROVIDES AN OPEN SPACE OF OVER ONE ACRE. IT WILL BE CONVERTED INTO A PLAYGROUND TO FORM AN EXTENSION TO THE EXISTING PLAYGROUND SITED ON TOP OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE RESERVOIR.

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THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT HAS DRAWN UP A SER IES OF EMERGENCY MEASURES FOR LICENSED AREA RESIDENTS TO ENSURE THAT THEY WILL GET A FAIR SHARE OF UATLR SUPPLY WHEN THE WATER RESTRICTIONS 1 COME INTO EFFECT LATER THIS MONTH.

STAFF OF THE LICENSING UNIT HAVE COMPLETED A SURVEY OF ALL LICENSED AREAS TO SEE IF THE STAND PIPES ARE IN ORDER .AND WATER PRESSURE IS SUFFICIENT.

EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO FAULTY PIPES HAVE ALREADY BEEN CARRIED OUT AND THE WATERWORKS OFFICE HAS DEEN INFORMED AMD IS LOOKING INTO CASES WHERE THE WATER PRESSURE HAS DEEM FOUND TO BE LOW. .

PLANS HAVE ALSO BEEN DRAWN UP FOR HOUSING DEPARTMENT STAFF TO PATROL ALL. LICENSED AREAS DURING 1HE WATER RATIONING PERIOD TO ENSURE THAT THE WATER DRAWING POINTS WILL FUNCTION NORMALLY AND RESIDENTS GET THEIR SHARE OF SUPPLY.

IF THE NEED ARISES, ALTERATIONS TO THE STANDPIPES WILL BE HADE AND ADAPTORS DILL BE FIXED TO FIRE HYDRANTS IF THE SITUAT10 N WARRANTS•

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THESE STEPS HAD BEEN CAREFULLY PLANNED AFTER A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH THE WATER AUTHORITIES. +WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THEY ARE ADEQUATE AND WILL. WORK OUT ALRIGHT,+ HE SAID.

+WE HAVE ALSO PLANNED TO ORGANISE A WATER TRANSPORT TEAM TO DELIVER WATER TO THE RESIDENTS IF THINGS CONS TO THE WORST. CUT IT IS ALMOST CERTAIN THAT THIS WILL HUT LE NECESSARY.♦ HE ADDED.

HE ASSURED THE RESIDENTS THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON THE SITUATION AND PUT THE PLANS INTO FORCE IF REQUIRED.

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13,508 FIRE INSPECTIONS MADE LAST MONTH Jr Jfr H- ft 3$ Jr

THE FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU CARRIED OUT 13,508 INSPECTIONS DURING AUGUST, BRINGING THE TOTAL SO FAR THIS YEAR TO 123,594.

AS USUAL, THE LARGEST NUMBER OF INSPECTIONS RELATED TO COMPLAINTS ABOUT MEANS OF ESCAPE (4,112), FOLLOWED BY INSPECTIONS OF FACTOK IES AND OTHER INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (4,098). A TOTAL OF 884 GENERAL COMPLAINTS WERE LOOKED INTO AND THERE WERE 658 INSPECTIONS CONNECTED WITH DANGEROUS GOODS. APPROXIMATELY 80 PLACES OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY WERE VISITED.

VISITS WERE MADE TO 608 SCHOOLS AND 250 RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTCLUBS. INSPECTIONS OF VENTILATION SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS AND INDUSTRY TOTALLED 936.

SIX HUNDRED FIRE HAZARD ABATEMENT NOTICES WERE ISSUED AND 86 PROSECUTIONS TAKEN OUT, RESULTING IN FINES AMOUNTING TO $32,390 BEING IMPOSED. THE BUREAU EVEN FOUND TIME TO GIVE 19 LECTURES DURING THE MONTH.

DURING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1974, 875 PROSECUTIONS WERE • UNDERTAKEN BY THE BUREAU, WITH FINES TOTALLING $360,000 BEING IMPOSED.

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WATER SITUATION REPORT 3$ «• JS- » Jr 3$

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 A.M. TODAY (SATURDAY) STOOD AT 36,140 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 53.7 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 66,412 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING'S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27,729 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,533 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE'S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 54.9 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

0.9 MM (0.04 IN) OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,366.6 MM (53-8 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,917*0 MM (75*47 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 28.7 PER CENT.

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LOTTERY RESULTS »»»***

THE HOLDER OF TICKET NUMBER 563057 WON THE FIRST PRIZE OF $776,000 IN THE NINTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY.

THE SECOND PRIZE OF $77,600 WENT TO TICKET NUMBER 260177, WHILE THE THIRD PRIZE OF $7,760 WAS WON BY THE HOLDER OF TICKET NUMBER 27326.

THE PRIZES WERE DRAWN AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE THIS MORNING BY FOUR COMMERCIAL RADIO ARTISTES — MISS TING YING, HISS TSUI PIK, HISS WONG PiK-KWUN AND HR. FUNG CHIN-PI NG-

WINNING NUMBERS OF THE 50 SPECIAL PRIZES OF $1,940 EACH ARE AS FOLLOWS:

49189 135288 356041 522494 823695

51933 168259 377723 572215 825788

65524 202491 383801 631446 831930

66703 223946 404917 660977 839017

70892 277247 444649 662566 846431

71386 288382 456098 741615 883636

78101 295997 468558 746921 924511 771341

99700 308981 472984 952534

101622 314375 488369 784296 952608

111801 330637 516831 814593 953134

THERE ARE ALSO 106 CONSOLATION PRIZES OF $1,940 EACH FOR TICKET NUMBERS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING THE WINNING NUMBERS IN THE DRAW.

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SOCIAL WORK COURSE FOR VOLUNTEERS

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A FIVE-WEEK COURSE IN SOCIAL WORK STARTS THIS (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON FOR SOME 40 YOUNG PEOPLE DOING VOLUNTARY SERVICE AT THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT REHABILITATION CENTRE IN ABERDEEN.

THE COURSE, ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE’S GROUP WORKER, MR.

K.W. CHAN, WILL BE HELD TWICE A WEEK, ON SATURDAYS FROM 2 P.M. TO 5 P.M. AND ON TUESDAYS FROM 7 P.M. TO 8 P.M., BEGINNING FROM TODAY UNTIL OCTOBER 26.

THE COURSE COMPRISES SEVEN TOPICS COVERING HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL WORK PRINCIPLES AND THEORIES, GENERAL CONDITIONS OF HONG KONG AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS OF THE HANDICAPPED.

SOCIAL WORKERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WILL BE LECTURING ON THESE SUBJECTS DURING THE COURSE WHICH WILL ALSO INCLUDE A FILM AND OPEN DISCUSSION.

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SPECIAL WATER SKIING AREAS BEING STUDIED

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THE MARINE DEPARTMENT IS CONSIDERING DESIGNATING CERTAIN AREAS WITHIN HONG KONG WATERS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF WATER SKIERS AND OTHERS WHERE WATER SKIING WILL BE PROHIBITED.

THE SCHEME IS BEING CONSIDERED IN CONSULTATION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF YACHT AND BOAT CLUBS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE WAS TO TRY AS FAR AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THAT BOTH SWIMMERS AND WATER SKIERS COULD ENJOY THEIR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN SAFETY.

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY DECLARED NO.219 HOLLYWOOD ROAD, HONG KONG, TO BE IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION.

IN A STATEMENT THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THIS FOUR-STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDING WAS INSPECTED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AS A RESULT OF A'COMPLAINT FROM A TENANT. IT WAS FOUND THAT THERE HAD BEEN CONSIDERABLE RECENT MOVEMENT TO THE REAR MAIN WALL GIVING RISE TO A RISK OF COLLAPSE OF THE WHOLE BUILDING*

EMERGENCY SHORING HAD BEEN ERECTED AS AN INTERIM MEASURE

BUT DEMOLITION WILL BE REQUIRED, HE SAID. f

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR AN EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9*30 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 25 WAS POSTED TODAY.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1974.

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PUBLIC URGED TO BOIL ALL DRINKING WATER DURING RESTRICTIONS ..........................................

FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH ........... 2

TICKETS OF THE LAST LOTTERY THIS YEAR NOW ON SALE .... 3

OPEN DAY AT CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL ......................

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WHEN WATER RESTRICTIONS BEGIN, IT WOULD BE ADVISABLE TO BOIL ALL DRINKING WATER, PARTICULARLY WATER STORED IN RECEPTACLES SUCH AS TANKS, BUCKETS AND BINS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE WATER AUTHORITY WOULD BE TAKING EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO SAFEGUARD THE PURITY OF SUPPLY, SUCH AS INCREASING CHLORINATION AMD INTENSIFYING THE MONITORING OF QUALITY AT SERVICE RESERVOIRS AND CONSUMERS’ TAPS.

♦HOWEVER, THERE IS ALWAYS A SLIGHT RISK OF CONTAMINATION ENTERING THE WATER PIPES AT TIMES WHEN THE SUPPLY IS TURNED OFF+, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

HE EMPHASISED THAT +A GENERAL DETERIORATION IN THE PRESENT' HIGH STANDARD OF BACTERIOLOGICAL QUALITY IS NOT EXPECTED*.

RECEPTACLES FOR STORED WATER INTENDED FOR DRINKING SHOULD BE CLEAN AND KEPT COVERED. NORMAL HOUSEHOLD PLASTIC WARE WAS +QUITE SAFE AND SATISFACTORY FOR SUCH USE, BUT ANY INTERNALLY-PAINTED CONTAINERS SHOULD BE AVOIDED*.

♦THE WATER AUTHORITY ANTICIPATES THAT DURING THE EARLY STAGES OF RESTRICTIONS, TAP WATER MAY, AT PARTICULAR TIMES, BE SOMEWHAT DISCOLOURED AND COULD CONTAIN SOME SEDIMENT*, SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

♦THIS IS UNFORTUNATELY UNAVOIDABLE AMD IS DUE TO THE DISTURBANCE OF RUSTY DEPOSITS IN HAINS.

♦THE WATER AUTHORITY ASSURES THE PUBLIC THAT THE DISCOLORATION IS QUITE HARMLESS TO HEALTH+, THE SPOKESMAN CONCLUDED. <

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SUPPORT FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN PREVENTING FIRES IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

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THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, KR. FRED WATSON, TODAY URGED THE PUBLIC TO FULLY SUPPORT THE FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN BEGINNING NEXT MONTH - +ESPECIALLY IN VIEW OF THE WATER SITUATION.*

MR. WATSON SAID THE GROWING SHORTAGE OF WATER IN HONG KONG WAS ADDED REASON FOR EVERYONE DOING ALL THEY CAN TO PREVENT FIRE DURING THE PEAK FIRE PERIOD FROM OCTOBER TO THE END OF DECEMBER.

♦EVERY GALLON OF WATER USED TO PUT OUT A FIRE IS A GALLON LESS FOR OTHER PURPOSES,+ MR. WATSON SAID. HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT, DURING THE PERIOD WHEN WATER IS TURNED OFF, THERE WILL INEVITABLY BE SOME DELAY BEFORE IT CAN BE TURNED ON AGAIN IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE.

• HE WARNED THAT THE FIRE DANGER THIS YEAR MIGHT BE GREATER THAN FOR MANY YEARS PAST BECAUSE OF THE DRIER THAN USUAL WEATHER CONDITIONS WE HAD EXPERIENCED. +UNLESS EVERY POSSIBLE PRECAUTION IS TAKEN BY THE PUBLIC, 1974 COULD TURN OUT TO BE ONE OF THE WORST YEARS FOR FIRE ON RECORD.+

MR. WATSON SAID, IRRESPECTIVE OF CLIMATIC CONDITIONS, THE NUMBER OF FIRES HAD BEEN GOING UP YEAR BY YEAR. +FOR EVERY TWO FIRES IN 1968/70,+ HE POINTED OUT, +THERE WERE THREE IN 1972/74.+ A REAL EFFORT HAD TO BE MADE BY THE PUBLIC TO HALT THIS TREND=» THEY MUST BECOME AWARE OF THE INCREASING DANGER FROM FIRE AND THE SIMPLE THINGS WHICH THEY COULD DO TO COMBAT IT.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR SAID CARELESSNESS WAS AT THE ROOT OF MOST FIRES AND HE CITED THE DISPOSAL OF LIGHTED CIGARETTE ENDS AND MATCHES AS AN EXAMPLE.

+THIS ACTION ALONE ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 40 PER CENT OF OUR FIRES,+ MR. WATSON SAID. +IF PEOPLE WOULD TAKE THE TROUBLE TO MAKE SURE THAT CIGARETTE ENDS AND MATCHES ARE PROPERLY OUT BEFORE DISPOSING OF THEM, THERE WOULD BE 3.000 LESS FIRES IN HO,NG KONG EACH YEAR.+

MR. WATSON SAID ELECTRICAL FAULTS CAUSED A NUMBER OF MAJOR FIRES. MANY AROSE THROUGH MISUSE OF ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES OR FAILURE TO KEEP THEM PROPERLY MAINTAINED. IN INDUSTRY, WIRING AND CABLING WAS NOT ALWAYS CHECKED AS OFTEN AS IT SHOULD BE AND THIS WAS A PRINCIPAL CAUSE OF FIRES.

MR. WATSON SAID THE PUBLIC WERE NOT BEING ASKED TO DO IMPOSSIBLE OR DANGEROUS THINGS, AS MOST FIRE PREVENTION WAS A MATTER OF COMMON SENSE OR A LITTLE THOUGHT. +THE OBJECT OF THE CAMPAIGN IS TO ALERT PEOPLE TO THE GREATLY INCREASED FIRE DANGER DURING THE DRY WINTER MONTHS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO TAKE PREVENTION MEASURES. NOBODY IN HONG KONG CAN AFFORD TO ADOPT THE ATTITUDE THAT FIRE IS SOMEBODY ELSE’S BUSINESS. MORE PEOPLE ARE BEING . AFFECTED BY FIRE EACH YEAR THROUGH THEIR OWN OR OTHERS* LACK OF CARE.+

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THE CAMPAIGN BEGINS ON OCTOBER t AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER. A FIRE SERVICES SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CHANCES OF FIRE WERE FROM TUO TO FIVE TIMES AS GREAT DURING THIS PERIOD AS DURING OTHER MONTHS. HANY OF THE FIRES VERE HILL FIRES CAUSED DY CARELESS PICNICKERS, BUT, ALSO, A NUMBER OF MAJOR INDUSTRIAL FIRES USUALLY OCCURRED.

+TKE CAMPAIGN SYMBOL VILL BE A CIGARETTE END,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID, +DUT WE WILL ALSO BE COVENTRATING ON FIRES CAUSED BY BARBECUE AND CAMP FIRES.*

THE NUMBER OF FIRES UP TO THE END OF AUGUST WAS, AT 4,653, ABOUT SEVEN' AND A HALF PER CENT UP ON THE NUMBER FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

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TICKETS OF THE TENTH AND LAST GOVERNMENT LOTTERY FOR THIS YEAR ARE NOW ON SALE AT $2 EACH.

THE DRAW OF WINNING NUMBERS FOR THIS LOTTERY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MAIN CONCOURSE OF THE OCEAN TERMINAL, TSIM SHA TSUI AT 4 P.M. ON OCTOBER 8.

THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 159 PRIZES COMPRISING ONE FIRST PRIZE, ONE SECOND PRIZE, ONE THIRD PR:ZE,‘ 50 SPECIAL PRIZES AND 106 CONSOLATION PRIZES. TOGETHER THEY WILL TAKE UP 60 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL PROCEEDS FROM THE LOTTERY SALE.

TICKETS CAN BE OBTAINED AT ALL ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SELLING BOOTHS AND AT THE HONG KONG AND YAUMAT! FERRY PIERS. THEY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS MAJOR BANKS AND BRANCH OFFICES AND TUO HOTELS IN KOWLOON.

ALL PRIZES OF THE TENTH LOTTERY MUST BE CLAIMED BEFORE OCTOBER 11, 1976.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, MR. KA I-YIN CHAU, WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CITY HALL RESTAURANT AT 1 P.M. ON MONDAY CSEPTENBER 23> WHEN HE WILL ANNOUNCE PLANS TO PROMOTE THE TENTH LOTTERY OF THE YEAR.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTEND.

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4 SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1974 OPEN DAY AT CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL

THE CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL WILL HOLD AN +OPEN DAY+ AND AN EXHIBITION ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS.

FROM 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M. ON THAT DAY, VISITORS WILL BE WELCOMED AND WILL BE FREE TO TOUR ANY OF THE 24 WARDS, AND OTHER AREAS.

THE OCCASION IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS POLICY OF AN OCCASIONAL +OPEN DAY+ AT THIS HOSPITAL FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THE PATIENTS, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES.

VISITORS WILL OBSERVE HOW THE HOSPITAL IS BEING RUN AND SEE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN PROGRESS, PATIENTS AT WORK, AT LEISURE, AND IN VARIOUS RECREATIONAL ACTIVITES SUCH AS VOLLEY-BALL AND TABLE-TENNIS.

THE EXHIBITION WILL FEATURE AN ART SHOW OF ITEMS PREPARED BY THE PATIENTS THEMSELVES, AND A CAREERS SECTION MOUNTED BY THE NURSING AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STAFF.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE OCCASION COVERED. TRANSPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PRESS, RADIO AND TV. A GOVERNMENT BUS AI15O17 WILL LEAVE AT 2 P.M. SHARP FROM THE SUB-POOL BEHIND THE TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE, AND WILL RETURN SHORTLY AFTER 4.15 P.M. MR. MAK KING-YIU, SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST THE NEWSMEN.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE MEDIA WILL BE FREE TO TOUR THE HOSPITAL PREMISES, AND SPEAK TO WHOEVER THEY LIKE ABOUT WHATEVER THEY LIKE, ONLY ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PATIENTS AND STAFF BE UNIDENTIFIABLE FOR REASONS OF CONFIDENTIALITY.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1974

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VOLUNTARY AGENCIES URGED TO REVIEW THEIR SERVICES TO ENSURE OPTIMUM USE OF RESOURCES ......................... 1

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SAVE-WATER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED.............................. 2

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WATER SUPPLY TO INDUSTRY DURING PERIOD OF RESTRICTIONS .. 3

WATER SITUATION REPORT: TOTAL STORAGE DOWN TO 35,782 MILLION GALLONS ............................................ 4

NOTIFICATIONS OF BACILLARY DYSENTERY INCREASED LAST MONTH BUT INCIDENCE OF FOOD POISONING DROPPED . ............ 5

NEW EDITION OF HONG KONG HARBOUR PLAN PUBLISHED .......... . 5

♦ACTIVITY APPROACH+ SCHEME IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS PROGRESSING WELL.......................................................  6

PROMOTION PROGRAMME FOR FINAL GOVERNMENT LOTTERY THIS YEAR........................•.............................   8

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN TAI WOR PING........................ 8

N.T. LAND BEING CLEARED FOR $222 MILLION TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT .................................................... 9

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIEIS

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CALL FOR CRITICAL LOOK AT VOLUNTARY WELFARE SERVICES * * * * * *

VOLUNTARY WELFARE AGENCIES SHOULD CONSIDER TAKING A

CRITICAL LOOK AT THEIR SERVICES TO ENSURE THEY MAKE THE '

BEST POSSIBLE USE OF THE RESOURCES PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, SAID TODAY CMONDAY).

HE MADE THE SUGGESTION WHEN SPEAKING AT A DINNER GIVEN IN HIS HONOUR BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE.

HONG KONG, HE NOTED, HAD A RICH VARIETY OF AGENCIES VARYING IN SIZE, AND SCOPE IN THE SERVICES THEY PROVIDED.

SOME WERE CONCERNED WITH REHABILITATION, OTHERS DEALT SPECIFICALLY WITH CHILDREN AND SOME AIMED TO PROVIDE FOR YOUTH. THERE WERE ALSO THE MULTI-PURPOSE ONES WHO HELPED OVER A WIDE RANGE OF NEEDS.

+THE RESULT IS THAT SOME WELFARE SERVICES ,ARE WELL COVERED WHILE OTHERS ARE COMPARATIVELY NEGLECTED,+ HE POINTED OUT.

+W1TH THIS IN MIND IT IS NOT HARD TO SUGGEST THAT THERE IS SOME CASE FOR CONSIDERING RATIONALISATION.+

MR. LEE SAID VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, COULD, IN SOME INSTANCES, BE GROUPED TOGETHER IN A PARTICULAR FIELD AND WITHIN EACH CATEGORY A MOVE COULD BE MADE TOWARDS INTERNAL MERGERS. OR SMALLER AGENCIES MIGHT ESTABLISH CLOSER LINKS WITH LARGER ORGANISATIONS AND SEEK TO SHARE COMMON ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND SO ON.

IN GIVING FIGURES TO SUPPORT HIS AGRUMENT, HE SAID AT PRESENT 14 AGENCIES RUN ONLY ONE DAY NURSERY EACH® 17 ARE ENGAGED IN YOUTH WORK® THREE ARE CONCERNED WITH FAMILY WELFARE SERVICES AND 14 RANGE OVER REHABILITATION SERVICES.

TURNING TO FINANCE, HE SAID THAT HELP FROM OVERSEAS HAD BEEN ON A STEADY DECLINE OVER THE YEARS FROM ABOUT $40 MILLION A YEAR IN THE 196O'S TO $16 MILLION THIS YEAR AND THERE WAS A LIKELIHOOD OF THIS DOWNWARD DRIFT CONTINUING.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE GOVERNMENT SUBVENTION HAS RISEN SIXFOLD FROM $5.6 MILLION IN 1965/66 TO $36.6 MILLION THIS FISCAL YEAR.

+AND IN A COUPLE OF YEARS TIME IT LOOKS VERY MUCH AS THOUGH GOVERNMENT HELP MIGHT WELL RISE TO OVER $60 MILLION A YEAR TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN AND ALLOWING FOR HIGHER COSTS.

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+ IN SHORT, UNDER THE PRESENT ARRANGEMENTS, GOVERNMENT IS BOUND TO BtCOME INCREASINGLY INVOLVED IN FINANCING VOLUNTARY AGENCY SERVICES,* HE SAID.

HE SAID GOVERNMENT WAS INDEBTED TO-THE MANY DEDICATED AND CAPABLE PEOPLE WHO SO EFFECTIVELY RAN THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WHICH HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH IN OUR COMMUNITY.

+YET THINGS NEVER STAND STILL. AND I AM SURE THOSE WITH THE INTEREST OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR AT HEART ARE THE LAST PEOPLE TO WISH TO RESIST CHANGE. FOR THERE IS A CONSTANT NEED FOR VIGILANCE TO ENSURE CONTINUED EFFICIENCY AND RELEVANCE-TO CHECK THAT SERVICES CONTINUE TO MEET REAL NEEDS IN A changing SOC1ETY= AND TO STRIVE TO IMPROVE QUALITY.*

MR. LEE SAID HIS DEPARTMENT STOOD READY TO HELP IN ANY WAY IT COULD, BUT ULTIMATELY IT WOULD BE FOR THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR TO PICK UP THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE.

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SAVE-WATER CAMPAIGN TO COINCIDE WITH RESTRICTIONS

+DON’T BE A DRIP* WAS ONE OF THE THEMES CONSIDERED FOR THE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED THIS WEEK TO PROMOTE WATER SAVINGS.

+WE SETTLED INSTEAD FOR THE THEME ’USE LESS WATER1, BECAUSE IT IS SIMPLER, MORE DIRECT AND WORKS BETTER IN BOTH LANGUAGES,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GOVERNMENT EXPLAINED TODAY.

+NEVERTHELESS, WE RETAINED THE SYMBOL OF A DRIPPING TAP AS OUR LOGO FOR THE CAMPAIGN BECAUSE IT GETS STRAIGHT TO THE POINT.

+A DRIPPING TAP SYMBOLISES WATER WASTAGE IN SO MANY WAYS. IT INDICATES A CARELESS CONSUMER WHO PROBABLY FAILS TO REALISE THAT A STEADY DRIP FROM ONE TAP CAN LOSE ANYTHING FROM 10 TO 25 GALLONS OF WATER A DAY.

♦IT ALSO INDICATES THAT HE MAY BE EQUALLY CARELESS ABOUT •<

WASTING WATER IN OTHER WAYS - SUCH AS LEAVING THE BASIN OR BATHTUB UNPLUGGED WHEN WASHING HIS HANDS OR RINSING CLOTHES.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT WATER RESTRICTIONS GO INTO FORCE ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25^. THEREFORE, POSTERS IN BOTH LANGUAGES, INCORPORATING THE SYMBOL AND THE MESSAGE ’USE LESS WATER’, WERE NOW BEING WIDELY DISTRIBUTED FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY.

OTHER MATERIALS IN PREPARATION FOR THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDED WALLSHEETS AND LEAFLETS ADVISING THE PUBLIC HOW TO ENSURE MAXIMUM ECONOMY WITH WATER FOR DOMESTIC USE.

MOL'D AY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1974

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A WATER AUTHORITY SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT, WHILE EVERY ENDEAVOUR WAS BEING MADE TO SAFEGUARD, THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR AGAINST THE EFFECTS OF WATER RESTRICTIONS, THIS DID NOT NECESSARILY IMPLY THAT ALL FACTORIES WOULD CONTINUE TO RECEIVE A 24-HOUR MAINS SUPPLY WHEN RESTRICTIONS ARE INTRODUCED.

♦WHILE FULL SUPPLY CAN BE MAlNfAINED TO CLEARLY DEFINED INDUSTRIAL AREAS AND ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE FOR THIS, IT MAY NOT BE OPERATIONALLY PRACTICAL TO DO SO IN THE CASE OF FACTORIES LOCATED IN AREAS WHICH ARE PRIMARILY COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL,* THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT.

+IN ANY EVENT THE MAJORITY OF FACTORIES HAVE CONSIDERABLE WATER STORAGE FACILITIES AND, PROVIDED ECONOMIES ARE EXERCISED, THIS WOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO MEET THEIR REQUIREMENTS DURING RESTRICTION HOURS.

♦ONLY IN CASES OF EXTREME HARDSHIP COULD THE WATER AUTHORITY CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING SPECIAL SUPPLY ARRANGEMENTS. EACH SUCH CASE WILL HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED ON ITS MERITS,* HE ADDED.

THE INDUSTRIAL ZONES WHICH WILL RECEIVE FULL WATER SUPPLY ARE AS FOLLOWS

CA> KWUN TONG

BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY CB) SAN PO KONG BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY CC) CHEUNG SHA BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY BOUNDED BY NORTH - KWUN TONG ROAD EAST - KING YIP STREET SOUTH - HARBOUR FRONTAGE WEST - A LINE CONTIGUOUS WITH TING FU STREET BETWEEN KWUN TONG ROAD AND THE HARBOUR. NORTH - CHOI HUNG ROAD EAST - SZE MEI STREET SOUTH - PRINCE EDUARD ROAD WEST - TSEUK LUK STREET WAN NORTH - CHING CHEUNG ROAD EAST - TSAP’ FAI STREET CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND KWONG CHEONG STREET SOUTH - CASTLE PEAK ROAD WEST - KOM TSUN STREET

(D) KWAI CHUNG

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2J, 1974

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CD) KWAI CHUNG

BOUNDED BY NORTH - WO YI HOP ROAD BOUNDED BY EAST - WO YI HOP ROAD

CASTLE PEAK ROAD TO A POINT NORTH

OF K.C.T.L. 7 '

BOUNDED BY SOUTH - TAI LIN PAI ROAD

BOUNDED BY WEST - KWAI CHUNG ROAD

CHEUNG WING ROAD

CE)' TSUEN WAN

BOUNDED BY NORTH BOUNDED BY EAST BOUNDED BY SOUTH BOUNDED BY WEST

CASTLE PEAK ROAD

CHUNG HANG NULLAH HARBOUR FRONTAGE MILESTONE 10

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WATER SITUATION REPORT * x * x * x- x

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 A.M. TODAY CHONDAY) STOOD AT 35.782 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 53.2 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 66,348 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING'S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27,521 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,533 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE'S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 54.5 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

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NO RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,366.8 MM C53.81 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,941.0 MM C76.42 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 29.6 PER CENT.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1974.

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HEALTH REPORT FOR AUQUST INCREASE IN NOTIFICATIONS OF BACILLARY DYSENTERY X- X X H X X

HEALTH RETURNS FOR AUQUST ISSUED^TODAY BY THE MEDICAL AND / HEALTH DEPARTMENT SHOW THAT THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN THE

/ NOTIFICATIONS OF BACILLARY DYSENTERY.

IN JULY, THERE WERE 13 REPORTS OF THIS DISEASE, BUT IN AUQUST THE TOTAL ROSE TO 28.

THE INCIDENCE OF FOOD POISONING DROPPED FROM 44 IN JULY TO 15 IN AUGUST. THE TOTAL OF VICTIMS OF FOOD POISONING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IS 284, BUT KO DEATH HAVE BEEN RECORDED.

VIRAL HEPATITIS CASES DROPPED FROM 69 TO 62.

NOTIFICATIONS OF MEASLES DROPPED TO FOUR FROM 18, AND CHICKENPOX FROM 12 TO SIX.

THIRTY-TWO CASES OF TYPHOID WERE REPORTED, TWO OF PARATYPHOID, ONE OF CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS AND MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTIONS, EIGHT OF SCRUB TYPHUS, AND 10 FROM TETANUS.

OF THE 87 DEATHS RECORDED DURING AUGUST, 74 WERE CAUSED 4 - BY TUBERCULOSIS — AN INCREASE FROM THE 58 DEATHS FROM THE SAME DISEASE RECORDED IN JULY — ONE BY CEREBROSPINAL MENINGITIS AND MENINGOCOCCAL INFECTION, ONE BY TYPHOID. ONE BY MEASLES, SEVEN FROM VIRAL HEPATITIS, AND THREE FROM TETANUS.

NO CASES OF DIPHTHERIA WERE NOTIFIED. THE RECORD FROM POLIOMYELITIS ALSO REMAINED CLEAN, WITH KO.CASES NOTIFIED. THE INCIDENCE OF OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASES SHOWED NO APPRECIABLE VARIATION.

DURING THE MONTH, HONG KONG REMAINED FREE FROM CHOLERA AND OTHER QUARANTINABLE DISEASES.

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NEW EDITION OF HONG KONG HARBOUR PLAN

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A NEW EDITION OF THE HONG KONG HARBOUR PLAN GIVING A COMPREHENSIVE PICTURE OF THE FAIRWAYS, BUOY POSITIONS AND RECLAMATIONS IS NOW ON SALE AT $1 EACH.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MARINE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE NEW VERSION SHOWS A CONSIDERABLE REVISION FROM TH? 1973 EDITION.

THE PLANS ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE MARINE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS ON CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, AND AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, STAR FERRY CONCOURSE, HONG KONG.

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ACTIVITY APPROACH SCHEME IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS PROGRESSING WELL DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION BEGINS TOUR OF SCHOOLS AND OFFICES 3J- Ji- « » «• J? » » »

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY, IS PLEASED WITH THE PROGRESS BEING MADE IN THE P1LQT SCHEME ON ACTIVITY APPROACH IN SIX CHINESE PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

+THE FACT THAT MORE PRIMARY PUPILS ARE ENJOYING THEIR LESSONS IN AN INFORMAL CLASSROOM ATMOSPHERE IS VERY ENCOURAGING INDEED,* MR. TOPLEY SAID TODAY WHEN HE VISITED ONE OF THE SIX PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS AT THE BEGINNING OF A TOUR OF EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS AND BRANCH OFFICES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

IT IS THE DIRECTOR’S INTENTION TO SPEND TWO HALF DAYS A WEEK TO SEE FOR HIMSELF THE DEVELOPMENTS BEING HADE IN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF EDUCATION IN HONG KONG»

AT THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL THE HEADMASTER OF THE P.M. SESSION, MR. OSWALD S.L. L1M, TOLD HIM THAT SIX EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES IN THE SCHOOL - TUO CLASSES EACH OF PRIMARY 1, 2 AND 3 - WERE USING THE ACTIVITY APPROACH SCHEME.

MR. LIM STRESSED THAT THE ROLE OF THE TEACHERS IN THESE CLASSES WAS MORE THAT OF A FRIEND HELPING THE PUPILS TO FIND OUT FOR THEMSELVES RATHER THAN A MERE INSTRUCTOR FEEDING THEM WITH FACTS.

THE SCHEME WAS LAUNCHED BY THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE IN SEPTEMBER 1972 WITH EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES IN PRIMARY 1 ONLY. NOW IT IS IN ITS THIRD YEAR AND IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO PRIMARY 3-

AT PRESENT THERE ARE 57 EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES IN THE SIX SCHOOLS - 21 CLASSES OF PRIMARY 1, 20 CLASSES OF PRIMARY 2 AND 16 CLASSES OF PRIMARY 3. FOUR OF THE SCHOOLS ARE GOVERNMENT, ONE IS SUBSIDIZED AND ONE IS PRIVATE.

THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF PUPILS THROUGH LEARNING BY DOING IS ENCOURAGED IN THESE EXPERIMENTAL CLASSES WHERE PUPILS ARE GIVEN GREATER OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT.

MR. LIM INFORMED THE DIRECTOR THAT THERE UERE 355 PUPILS IN HIS SCHOOL FROM PRIMARY 1 TO 6 AND A SPECIAL CLASS CATERING MAINLY FOR CHILDREN AGED SEVEN TO NINE WHO NEEDED SPECIAL GUIDANCE.

ANOTHER 425 PUPILS WERE ATTENDING THE A.M. SESSION UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A HEADMISTRESS, HRS. FUNG MOK YAN—LAN.

MR. TOPLEY SPOKE TO MANY OF THE PUPILS IN CANTONESE AND ASKED THEM HOU THEY WERE GETTING ALONG IN THEIR STUDIES.

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IWDAY, SEPTEMBER 2J, 1974

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FROM CANTON ROAD THE DIRECTOR WENT TO LA SALLE PRIMARY SCHOOL IN BOUNDARY STREET WHERE HE WAS MET BY BROTHER RAPHAEL EGAN, THE SUPERVISOR, AND HR. GERARD LOUIE UAI-41UIG. THE HEADMASTER OF THE P.M. SESSION.

BROTHER EGAN TOLD MR. TOPLEY THAT THE SUBSIDIZED PRIMARY Bl-SESSIONAL BOYS' SCHOOL HAD A TOTAL ENROLMENT OF 1,658 PUPILS.

THE SCHOOL WAS PLACED ON THE SUBSIDY LIST IN SEPTEMBER 1957 WHEN IT OPERATED WITH AN ENROLMENT OF 450.

MR. TOPLEY WAS PLEASED TO LEARN THAT THE OPERATING STANDARD OF THE SCHOOL WAS GOOD AND EMPHASIS WAS KOT PLACED ON THE RESULTS OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMINATION. PUPILS WERE AFFORDED AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITES, PARTICULARLY GAMES AND SPORTS.

THE DIRECTOR ENDED HIS AFTERNOON TOUR BY VISITING THE FIVE DISTRICTS BUSINESS WELFARE ASSOCIATION TANG SHU CHUN PRIMARY SCHOOL IN TSZ WAN SHAN.

MR. TOPLEY WAS TAKEN ON A CONDUCTED TOUR OF THIS SUBSIDIZED PRIMARY Bl-SESSIONAL SCHOOL BY HR. TANG PAK-CHUEN, A SCHOOL MANAGER, AND MADAM SZETO CHUN, THE HEAD-TEACHER OF THE P.M. SESSION.

THIS SCHOOL HAS A TOTAL ENROLMENT OF 2,183 PUPILS.

IT IS THE FIRST SUBSIDIZED PRIMARY SCHOOL TO BE OPENED IN TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATE.

THE SCHOOL IS NAMED IN HONOUR OF NR. TANG SHU CHUN WHO MADE A GENEROUS DONATION FOR THE PURCHASE OF THE FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT.

I1R. TOPLEY MADE IT A POINT TO SPEAK TO AS MANY PUPILS AS POSSIBLE TO FIND OUT THEIR PROBLEMS HI THIS DENSELY POPULATED AREA AND TO OFFER WORDS OF ADVICE AND ENCOURAGEMENT.

LATER THIS WEEK, THE DIRECTOR WILL VISIT A NUMBER OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

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SIX ARTISTES TO BOOST LOTTERY SALES » » » » «■

ARTISTES FROM THREE BROADCASTING STATIONS WILL HELP IN THE PUBLICITY UORK OP THE TENTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY — THE FINAL ONE FOR THE YEAR.

THEY ARE MISS WAN FONG LING AND MISS TSUI MEI MUI OF COMMERCIAL RADI0= MISS KIMMY GOT AND MR. UONG SIU KEUNG OF RADIO HONG KONGa AND MISS MANOR CHAN AND MR. UU FUNG OF R.T.V.

THE ARTISTES WERE INTRODUCED TO THE NEWS MEDIA TODAY BY MR. KAI-YIN CHAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CITY HALL RESTAURANT.

MR. CHAU ANNOUNCED THAT THE DRAW OF WINNING NUMBERS FOR THIS LOTTERY WILL BE HELD AT THE OCEAN TERMINAL HAIN CONCOURSE AND THAT THE PERIOD FOR THE SELLING OF TICKETS WILL BE LONGER THIS TIME WITH THE DRAW TAKING PLACE J&N TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, AT 4 P.M.

-HE WAS .ALSO CONFIDENT THAT MORE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THAN THE PREVIOURS LOTTERIES^ PEOPLE TEND TO HAVE A LAST GO AT THE END OF THE LOTTERY SEASON. .

AS PART OF THE PUBLICITY PROGRAMME, THE SIX ARTISTES WILL MAKE A JOINT APPEARANCE AT STATUE SQUARE ON SEPTEMBER 30 (MONDAY) TO HELP BOOST THE LOTTERY SALES.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S CONFERENCE WERE FIVE MEMBERS OF THE LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, MR. DAVID UU, MISS LYDIA DUNN, MR. MICHAEL LEUNG, MR. R.W. SAMPSON AND HR. GORDON CHAN.

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TRAFFIC RE-ROUTING IN TAI WOR PING

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TODAY THAT TRAFFIC DIVERSION WILL BE INTRODUCED IN TAI WOR PING AREA, KOWLOON, ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25 > IN CONNECTION UITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TAI WOR PING INTERCHANGE.

EAST-BOUND TRAFFIC, ON APPROACHING THE JUNCTION OF TAI PO ROAD AND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, WILL BE ROUTED ONTO A SLIP ROAD. MINOR RE-ROUTING FOR UEST-BOUND TRAFFIC ON TAI PO ROAD WILL BE ENFORCED WHEN NECESSARY,

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. 1974.

LAND CLEARED FOR TUEN MUN NEU ROAD » )r * » * X

SEVERAL AREAS OF LAND IN TSUEN VAN IN1 THE NEV TERRITORIES ARE BEING CLEARED TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE' MULTIMILLION DOLLAR TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT.

THERE INCLUDE LOTS IN YAU KAM TAU, HON MAN TSUEN , CHAI WAN KOK, CHOI YUEN TSUEN, CHAI WAN KOK, KAR LUNG TSUEW, SHAM TSENG SAN TSUEN, SHAH TSENG TUNG TSUEN AND PAI MIN KOK.

THE CLEARANCE, BEGINNING TODAY CHONDAY), WILL TAKE ABOUT A WEEK TO COMPLETE.

IT INVOLVES ABOUT 500 STRUCTURES — ABOUT TWO-THIRDS OF WHICH ARE DOMESTIC AND THE OTHERS ARE MAINLY PIGSTY AND POULTRY SHEDS.

MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE ^CLEARANCE HAVE BEEN REHOUSED IN THE KWAI SHING, KWAI FONG AND SHEK LEI ESTATES, AND ANOTHER. 60 HAVE BEEN OFFERED LICENSED AREA ACCOMMODATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE SAID THAT ALL PERSONS AFFECTED BY THE OPERATION HAD BEEN TAKEN CARE OF AND ALL ELIGIBLE PIG-BREEDERS AND CULTIVATORS HAD BEEN COMPENSATED.

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♦POULTRY FARMERS WHO HAVE NOT YET BEEN PAID WILL RECEIVE THEIR COMPENSATION IN THE NEXT TWO OR THREE DAYS,* HE ADDED.

THE TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT IS CLOSELY TIED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN NEV TOWN. IT ALSO SERVES TO EASE THE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

THE CONTRACT FOR THE $222 MILLION SUPER HIGHWAY WAS SIGNED IN JUNE THIS YEAR, AND THE LAND CLEARED WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ACTUAL CONSTRUCTION WORK TO COMMENCE NEXT MONTH. t

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH CFMO CHEUNQ SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOU MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 4.40 1.50 3.20

BIG-EYES 1 ... GOOD 2.80 0.80 1.70

SQUID GOOD 3-30 0.70 2.20

HAIR-TAILS GOOD 2.30 0.40 0.70

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 3.00 0.60 2.00

CROAKERS NORMAL 1.40 0.80 1.00

CONGER-PIKE-EELS LIMITED 3.00 0.80 1.80

MELON COAT SCARCE 2.00 0.80 1.50

BREAMS SCARCE 4.00 2.20 3.20

YELLOW BELLY NORMAL 1.90 0.40 1.10

MACKERELS LIMITED 4.50 2.00 2.80 •

RED GOAT FISH SCARCE 1.50 0.80 1.00

FORK-TA IL LIMITED 1.00 0.50 0.80

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 5.60 1.30 4.00

MELON SEED LIMITED 2.00 0.90 1.40

POMFRETS LIMITED 7.20 6.00 6.80 *

GAROUPAS NORMAL 7.20 4.50 6.00

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 7.00 3.70 4.60

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.H.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE $/CATTY)

HIGH LOW MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 2.00 0.80 1.40

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 0.80 0.30 0.60

CHINESE LETTUCE NORMAL 1.20 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.55 0.15 0.30

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.80 0.80 1.40

STRING BEANS LIMITED 1.50 0.30 1.00

SPRING ONION LIMITED 2.20 0.60 1.40

SPINACH —— ——

WATER CRESS SCARCE 4.00 2.20 3.00

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1>40 0.50 1.00

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 0.20 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 4.50 2.00 3.00

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1974.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY CMONDAY) AT

SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE

MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

t AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

GRADE OF RICE OF SUPPLY AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGAi GOOD

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE 9 '

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15* BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

C$/PICUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE)

/SUPPLIES AND

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1974.

CONTENTS PAQE NO.

WATERWORKS STAFF COMPLETE FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR FIRST PHASE OF WATER RESTRICTIONS STARTING AT 10 P.M.

TOMORROW ................................................ 1

$28.9 MILLION LOST IN FIRES DURING FIRST EIGHT MONTHS THIS YEAR ............................................... 2

WATER SITUATION REPORT: TOTAL STORAGE DOWN TO 35,594 MILLION GALLONS ......................................... 2

’ $19.5 MILLION CONTRACT FOR NEW GENERAL POST OFFICE TO

BE SIGNED TOMORROW ...................................... 3

MID-LEVELS BUS-ONLY LANES OPENED TO PRIVATE LIGHT

BUSES ................................................... 5

REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR 1975 CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION

EXAMINATIONS ............................................ 4

DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED ................................. 4

OPEN DAY AT CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL TOMORROW................ 5

SHATIN DISTRICT OFFICE OPENS IN NEW PREMISES ............ 5

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

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WATERWORKS STAFF ALL SET TO GO '

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FROM EARLY THIS MORNING (TUESDAY) WATERWORKS STAFF WERE HARD AT WORK COMPLETING THEIR PREPARATIONS FOR THE BIG TURNOFF OF WATER SUPPLIES BEGINNING AT 10 P.H. TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). NIGHT WHEN THE FIRST PHASE OF RESTRICTIONS COMES INTO EFFECT.

A WATERWORKS SPOKESMAN SAID: +IT’S'BEEH A TOUGH SLOG GETTING THINGS READY FOR THE SWITCH-OFF, INVOLVING A LOT OF OVERTIME DUTY FOR MANY OF OUR WORKERS. BUT UE’RE FIT, AND READY TO GET OFF THE START LINE TOMORROW EVEN I NG.+

THE SPOKESMAN REPEATED PREVIOUS REMINDERS THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT EXPECT THEIR SUPPLIES TO BE TURNED OFF PRECISELY AT 10 P.M.

+THE SWITCH-OFF TIME+, HE SAID, +U1LL VARY BY MINUTES FROM PLACE TO PLACE AS OUR TURNCOCK STAFF WORK THEIR WAY FROM. ONE VALVE TO THE NEXT.

+THE SAME THING WILL APPLY TO THE RESUMPTION OF SUPPLIES AT 6 A.H. THE FOLLOWING MORNING. CONSUMERS SHOULD NOT GET • WORKED UP IF THEIR SUPPLY COMES BACK SOME MINUTES LATE.+

HE ADDED THAT ALL THE SIGNS WERE THAT PEOPLE WERE TAKING THE START OF RESTRICTIONS CALMLY AND SENSIBLY. +THIS IS VERY WELCOME TO US+, HE REMARKED, +BECAUSE UE DO NOT WANT OUR TFI FPHONF. UNES TO BECOME BLOCKED UI TH MINOR QUERIES AND COMPLAINTS.*

THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR. BILL KNIGHT, PRAISED HIS STAFF FOR THE EFFORT THEY HAD HADE IN THE PREPARATORY STAGE.

+WE'VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO YET - AND THE SLOG WILL CONTINUE AS WE PLAN AND IMPLEMENT THE FURTHER RESTRICTIONS. BUT I'M CONFIDENT THAT, WITH THE GOODWILL AND CO-OPERATION OF Al I- SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY UE'RE GOING TO MOVE STEADILY TOWARDS OUR TARGET OF A 25 PER CENT SAVING IN CONSUMPTION OVER THE WINTER MONTHS.*

NOTE TO NEUS EDITORS:

IN RESPONSE TO REQUESTS FROM THE PRESS, RADIO AND TELEVISION SERVICES FOR HELP IN COVERING THE TURN-OFF OF WATER VALVES TOMORROW NIGHT, THE WATERWORKS OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC UORKS DEPARTMENT CORDIALLY INVITES NEWSMEN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING TUO FACILITIES :-

1 .HONG KONG ISLAND

LOCATION: JUNCTION OF KING'S ROAD AND KAM HONG STREET. FROM 9.J0 P.M., WATERWORKS STAFF WILL EE CORKING THEIR WAY FROM THIS LOCATION EASTWARDS ALONG KING'S ROAD TO HEALTHY STREET EAST.

2 .KOWLOON ,

LOCATION: IN NAM CHEONG STREET, OUTSIDE BLOCK 16 OF PAK TIN HOUSING ESTATE. OPERATIONS HERE WILL BEGIN AT ABOUT 9-30 P.M. ALSO. A GOOD WAY OF GETTING THERE IS TO DRIVE ALONG CORNWALL STREET AND ITS EXTENSION AND TO TURN LEFT AT THE ROUNDABOUT INTO NAM CHEONG STREET. --------------------------0 - - - - /2......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1974

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$28.9 MILLION LOST IN FIRES .PUBLIC AGAIN WARNED Oli FIRE DANGER It ft It It It

THE ESTIMATED MONETARY LOSSES FROM FIRE DURING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR AMOUNT TO $28.9 MILLION — MORE THAN 40 PER CENT OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR WHEN FINANCIAL LOSSES TOTALLED $20.3 MILLION.

+AND UNLESS PEOPLE START BEING EXTRA CAREFUL THE FIGURE MAY GO UP HIGHER AS WE HAVEN’T EVEN REACHED THE NORMAL PEAK FIRE PERIOD YET,+ A FIRE SERVICES SPOKESMAN WARNED.

BETWEEN JANUARY AND AUGUST THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 4,653 FIRES, 202 MORE THAN IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. OF THESE 251 WERE INDUSTRIAL FIRES ACCOUNTING FOR $23.7 MILLION OR 82 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LOSSES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE DRIER THAN USUAL WEATHER HAD UNDOUBTEDLY HAD A SIGNIFICANT BEARING ON THE HIGHER NUMBER OF FIRES, BUT ADDED THAT HOST OF THESE COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF SIMPLE PREVENTION MEASURES HAD BEEN TAKEN.

+CARELESSNESS IS AT THE ROOT OF MOST FIRES.+ HE SAID, URGING THE PUBLIC TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION TO PREVENT FIRE.

THE SPOKESMAN REPEATED THE WARNING GIVEN RECENTLY BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, HR. FRED WATSON, THAT 1974 COULD TURN OUT TO BE ONE OF THE WORST YEARS FOR FIRES UNLESS THE PUBLIC WAS CONSIDERABLY MORE CAREFUL.

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WATER SITUATION REPORT It It It It It

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 A.M.

TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 35,594 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 52.9 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67.300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 66,301 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING’S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27.375 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,493 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME D/tY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE’S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 54.2 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

0.5 M.M. (0.02 IN.) RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,367-3 MM (53-83 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,947-5 MM (76.67 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 29-8 PER CENT.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1974.

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Q.P.O. CONTRACT SIQNINQ

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THE $19.5 MILLION CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE

NEW GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING WILL BE SIGNED TOMORROW om..1T!?.^EADQUARTERS 0F ™E PUBLiC WORKS DEPARTMENT IN MURRAY

BU 1LD 1 NGJ •

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN EARLY OCTOBER AND THE PROJECT WILL TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

SIGN1NQ ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE MR. FRANK HO, A CHIEF ARCHITECT OF P.W.D.'S ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE.

THE SUCCESSFUL CONTRACTOR IS TECHNIC INVESTMENT AND

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. ITS MANAGING DIRECTOR, WILL BE SIGNING ON BEHALF OF THE FIRM.

MR. S.T. CHIU

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO COVER THIS SIGNING WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT 12 NOON IN THE P.W.D.’S CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 21ST FLOOR OF MURRAY BUILDING.

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ALL PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THE BUS-ONLY LANES INTRODUCED UNDER THE MID-LEVELS TRAFFIC SCHEME, STARTING

I FROM 10 A.M. TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

HOWEVER, THEY WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS OR GOODS ALONG THE LANES DURING THE PEAK HOURS FROM 7 A.M. TO 10 A.M. AND FROM 4 P.M. TO 7 P.M. DAILY.

THIS MODIFICATION OF THE TRAFFIC SCHEME TO ALLOW THE USE BY PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES WAS FIRST DISCLOSED IN JUNE THIS YEAR WHEN THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE NIGHT-TIME RELAXATION FOR ALL TRAFFIC.

AS FROM TOMORROWV, PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CAINE ROAD, THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF BONHAM ROAD BETWEEN CAINE ROAD AND PARK ROAP, THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PARK ROAD, AND THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF ROBINSON ROAD BETWEEN PARK ROAD AND GLENEALY.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED.

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REGISTRATION FOR 1975 S.C.E.E. OPENS )(»»»»»

REGISTRATION OF SCHOOL CANDIDATES FOR THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION FOR 1975 HAS BEGUN.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS ARE ADVISED TO SEND THEIR STAFF TO THE EXAMINATIONS DIVISION AT THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON, TO OBTAIN ENTRY FORMS. ALL ENTRY FORMS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO THE SECRETARY'S OFFICE BEFORE OCTOBER 12, 1974.

FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES, REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 11 AND 22 AT THE CAUSEWAY BAY SUB-TREASURY AT CAUSEWAY. BAY MAGISTRACY BUILDING AND THE YAUMATEl SUB-TREASURY AT THE KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT 405 NATHAN ROAD.

PERSONS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE AS PRIVATE CANDIDATES IN THE SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EDUCATION EXAMINATION MAY OBTAIN THEIR ENTRY FORMS, BEGINNING ON NOVEMBER 4, AT ANY CITY DISTRICT OFFICE OR SUB-OFFICE OR' THE DISTRICT OFFICES IN TSUEN WAN, YUEN LONG AND TAI PO.

A +GU1DE TO SUBJECT SELECTION+ HAS BEEN PREPARED AND WILL BE ISSUED TO ALL CANDIDATES TOGETHER WITH THE ENTRY FORMS TO ASSIST PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES IN COMPLETING THEIR FORMS.

FURTHER DETAILS CONCERNING REGISTRATION WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE PAPERS IN EARLY NOVEMBER.

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THE GOVERNOR, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE (

OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON APRIL 16, 1974 ON LAI FOR-PU1 SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO A TERM OF 20 YEARS' IMPRISONMENT.

LAI WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF WOO MING-SANG.

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CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL OPEN DAY *******

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THERE HAS BEEN A SLIGHT CHANGE IN PRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR TOMORROW'S (WEDNESDAY'S) OPEN DAY AT CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ASSIGNED TO COVER THE OCCASION SHOULD NOW MEET IN FRONT OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE HONG KONG HOTEL IN CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, BEFORE 2 P.M. INSTEAD OF AT THE FORMER SUB-POOL BEHIND TSIMSHATSUl POST OFFICE AS ANNOUNCED EARLIER.

A GOVERNMENT BUS CAM 5O17> WILL PICK UP PRESS REPRESENTATIVES IN FRONT QF THE HONG KONG HOTEL AT 2 P.M. SHARP AND WILL RETURN AT ABOUT 4.15 P.M. SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER MAK KING-YIU WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST NEWSMEN.

DURING THE VISIT, NEWSMEN WILL BE FREE TO TOUR THE HOSPITAL PREMISES AND SPEAK TO WHOEVER THEY WISH ON ANY SUBJECT, ONLY ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PATIENTS AND STAFF BE UNIDENTIFIABLE FOR REASONS OF CONFIDENTIALITY.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE SHATIN DISTRICT OFFICE, WHICH WAS SET UP LAST APRIL TO

LOOK AFTER THE AFFAIRS OF THE PEOPLE OF SHATIN, WILL OPERATE <

FROM NEW PREMISES TOMORROW CWEDNESDAY).

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IT WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE WIFE OF THE SECRETARY

FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MRS. D. AKERS-JONES.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO ATTEND THE

OPENING CEREMONY WHICH BEGINS AT 4-30 P.M. AT NO. 2 TUNG LO WAN HILL, SHATIN CNEXT TO THE SHATIN POLICE STATION).

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTER THE CEREMONY.

TUESDAYt SEPTEMBER 24, 1974

• .CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (TUESDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

GRADE OF RICE OF SUPPLY AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD 1.86

PO NGA I GOOD *

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.84

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK ($/PICUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 3^0 (AVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOU MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 4.80 2.20 3.50

BIG-EYES GOOD 2.50 0.80 1.60

SQUID GOOD 3.30 1.00 2.20-

HAIR-TAILS GOOD 1.80 0.60 1.20

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 2.70 0.40 1.60

CROAKERS LIMITED 2.50 0.40 1.50

CONGER-PIKE-EELS LIMITED 2.20 1.60 1.90

MELON COAT SCARCE 1.20 0.80 1.00

BREAMS SCARCE 5.00 2.00 3-50

YELLOW BELLY NORMAL 1.20 0.60 0.90

MACKERELS LIMITED 5.00 2.00 3-50

RED GOAT FISH SCARCE 1.00 0.50 0.90

FORK-TAIL LIMITED 0.80 0.40 0.60

HORSE-HEAD LIMITED 5.20 2.20 3.60

MELON SEED LIMITED 1.80 1.00 1.40

POMFRETS LIMITED 6.00 5.00 5.50

GAROUPAS NORMAL 7.50 5.00 6.20

YELLOW CROAKER LIMITED 4.80 3.00 4.00

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNQ SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

VEGETABLE OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 0.90 0.30 0.60

CHINESE LETTUCE NORMAL 1.20 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.55 0.10 0.30

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.80 0.70 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 1.60 0.30 1.00

SPRING ONION LIMITED 2.20 0.60 1.40

SPINACH WATER CRESS SCARCE 4.00 NO SALE ' 2.00 3.00

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.90 0.3b 0.60

TOMATO SCARCE 4.50 2.00 3-00

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1974.

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

APPEAL FOR CO-OPERATION DURING WATER RATIONING PERIOD . 1

HONG KONG GARMENT MAKERS MAKE NEU PROGRESS IN DIVERSIFYING SALES IN OVERSEAS MARKETS ................. J

INDUSTRIALISTS URGED TO IMPROVE FUEL-BURNING TECHNIQUES FOR BETTER EFFICIENCY .................................. 4

HOUSING DEPARTMENT SIGNS CONTRACT FOR COMPUTER SYSTEM . 5 ’

SEMINAR TO REVIEW SUMMER PROGRAMMES IN SAU MAU PING DISTRICT ............................................... 5

NEW PARKING FEES COMING INTO EFFECT NEXT TUESDAY ....... 6

WATER SITUATION REPORT : TOTAL STORAGE DOWN TO 35,422 MILLION GALLONS ........................................ 6

BUDDHIST HOSPITAL JOINS REGIONALISATION PLAN......... 7

TEMPORARY WATER CUT IN TSUEN WAN INDUSTRIAL AREA ....... 7

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION VISITS THREE SECONDARY SCHOOLS .. 8

OFFICIAL OPENING OF SHATIN DISTRICT OFFICE'S NEW PREMISES ............................................... 9

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. 1974

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WATER CHIEF'S REMINDER TO INDUSTRY

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AS THE FIRST WATER RESTRICTIONS WERE ABOUT TO BE INTRODUCED TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY), THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR. BILL KNIGHT, GAVE AN EMPHATIC NEW REMINDER TO ALL INDUSTRIALISTS AND THE OPERATORS OF COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES THAT, WHATEVER THEIR LOCATION AND WHATEVER THEIR ROLE IN INDUSTRY, THEY WOULD BE EXPECTED TO PLAY A FULL AND LEADING PART IN THE COMMUNITY'S WATER SAVING EFFORT.

MR. KNIGHT GAVE THIS REMINDER, IN ANNOUNCING THAT THREE ADDITIONAL AREAS, IN CHAI WAN, WONG CHUK HANG AND TSUEN WAN, HAD BEEN DEFINED AS ZONES WHERE A 24-HOUR SUPPLY WOULD BE • MAINTAINED.

+I CANNOT STRESS TOO STRONGLY*, HE SAID, +THAT IF AN INDUSTRIALIST'S PREMISES FELL WITHIN A SPECIAL INDUSTRIAL ZONE, THIS DOES NOT RELIEVE HIM OF THE DUTY TO SAVE. THE REVERSE IS TRUE. THE COMMUNITY WILL RIGHTLY EXPECT HIM TO DO HIS BIT AND THE GOVERNMENT, ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY, WILL BE SEEKING EVIDENCE THAT HE IS DOING IT.

+ANY CONCESSION WILL NOT BE GIVEN AS OF RIGHT, BUT AS A PRIVILEGE, AND PRIVILEGES CONFERRED BY POPULAR CONSENSUS IMPLY A CLEAR EXTRA OBLIGATION FOR AN EXTRA EFFORT.

+THE SAME PR INC IPLE+, HE ADDED, +WILL APPLY ALSO TO INDUSTRIALISTS AND BUSINESS HEADS WHOSE WORKS ARE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE SPECIAL ZONES, WHETHER THEIR LINE OF INDUSTRY IS IN THE MANUFACTURING OR THE NON-MANUFACTURING SPHERE.

+IN PARTICULAR, NO APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL TREATMENT WILL EVEN BE CONSIDERED UNLESS THE APPLICANT CAN SHOW THAT HE HAS DONE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE HIMSELF TO ENSURE, THROUGH ECONOMIES AND THROUGH PERMITTED STORAGE FACILITIES, AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY TO KEEP GO I NG.+

MR. KNIGHT SAID THAT HIS RENEWED REMINDER WAS BASED ON POSITIVE, NOT NEGATIVE, THINKING.

+IN IMPOSING RESTRICTIONS+, HE EXPLAINED, +THE GOVERNMENT IS SEEKING A MEASURE OF SACRIFICE FROM ALL CITIZENS. WE ARE ASKING THEM TO ACCEPT SOME HARDSHIP AND TO SAVE ANYTHING THEY CAN. FINALLY, WE ARE APPEALING TO THEM TO GIVE THE RESTRICTIONS A CHANCE BY TAKING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO THEM'.

+l AM UTTERLY UNWILLING*, HE ADDED, +TO MAKE THIS SORT OF APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE AT LARGE - WHICH BOILS DOWN, IN FACT, TO CITIZENS WHO ALL, AS INDIVIDUALS, CONTRIBUTE IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER TO OUR COMMON WELL-BEING AND TO TAKE A FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT ATTITUDE TO CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATIONS.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1974

+WE HAVE ALL OF US, INDIVIDUALS OR CORPORATE ENTERPRISES, GOT TO MAKE UP OUR MINDS TO MAKE THE SYSTEM WORK. IF ANY SECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY TAKES A NEGATIVE OR SELFISH ATTITUDE AND JUST CONCENTRATES ON SATISFYING ITS OWN NEEDS REGARDLESS OF OTHERS, THEN THIS SECTOR WILL BE LETTING THE SIDE DOWN, AND LETTING THE PEOPLE DOWN.

+WORSE STILL, ANY SUCH ATTITUDE WILL SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK THAT THE BASIC RESTRICTIONS DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE THE 25 PER CENT SAVING - THE 4-HOUR DAILY SUPPLY WHICH WILL OPERATE FROM OCTOBER 30 - WILL PROVE INADEQUATE.

+ IT WOULD BE A TRAGEDY IF WE HAD TO HAVE RECOURSE TO* TOUGHER RESTRICTIONS BECAUSE OF THE THOUGHTLESSNESS OF ANY ELEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY. I AM DETERMINED TO AVOID THIS. THERE IS A GREAT FUND OF COMMUNAL GOOD SENSE AND GOODWILL AMONG THE PEOPLE HERE. I APPEAL TO EVERYONE TO HELP SPREAD THIS POSITIVE ATTITUDE - MOST OF ALL BY EXAMPLE.+

GIVING DETAILS OF THE THREE INDUSTRIAL WATER-USE ZONES, IN CHAI WAN, WONG CHUK HANG AND TSUEN WAN, A WATERWORKS SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE BOUNDS OF THE THREE ZONES WOULD BE AS FOLLOWS:-

CHAl WAN. THE ZONE WOULD BE BOUNDED BY THESE STREETS : ON

-------- THE NORTH, BY HONG MAN STREET AND LEE CHUNG

STREET= ON THE EAST, BY HING WAH ROAD= ON THE SOUTH, BY KUT SHING STREET= AND ON THE WEST, BY 1 CHAI WAN ROAD.

WONG CHUK HANG. THE BOUNDARY STREETS WILL BE : ON THE NORTH, ---------------- WONG CHUK HANG ROAD= SOUTH, HEUNG YIP ROAD=

WEST, THE NEW ABERDEEN POLICE STATION= EAST, THE SPORTS STADIUM AND RECREATION AREA.

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TSUEN WAN ADDITIONAL ZONE:

THE BOUNDARY STREETS WILL BE: ON THE NORTH, CASTLE PEAK ROAD= ON THE WEST, MA TAU PA STREET, LUEN YAN STREET, AND KWAN MUN HAU STREET= AND ON THE EAST AND SOUTH, TEXACO ROAD.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW ZONES AMOUNTED TO MORE THAN SIMPLY DRAWING A LINE ON A MAP. +IN MOST CASES, WE HAVE TO INSTALL AND OPERATE ADDITIONAL VALVES. WE HAVE TO CHANGE THINGS ON THE GROUND. OUR MEN ARE WORKING FLAT OUT TO ACCOMMODATE THE NEW ZONES.+

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CHANGING PATTERN OF HONG KONG'S CLOTHING EXPORTS ******

HONG KONG'S GARMENT MAKERS HAVE MADE NEW PROGRESS THIS' YEAR IN DIVERSIFYING THEIR SHARE OF THE WORLD'S MARKETS AND OBTAINING NEW OUTLETS FOR THEIR PRODUCTS.

WHILE THE UNITED STATES CONTINUES TO BE THE LARGEST SINGLE MARKET FOR OUR CLOTHING EXPORTS, HIGHER RATES OF GROWTH HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED IN A NUMBER OF OTHER IMPORTANT MARKETS.

TRADE FIGURES FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR SHOW THAT CLOTHING EXPORTS TO THE U.S. TOTALLED $1,133 MILLION - AN INCREASE OF FOUR AND A HALF PER CENT.

AT THE SAME TIME, GLOBAL EXPORTS OF ALL TYPES OF CLOTHING ROSE FROM $3,321 MILLION TO $4,198 MILLION - AN INCREASE OF 26.5 PER CENT.

+TH1S IS ABOUT SIX TIMES GREATER THAN THE INCREASE IN OUR CLOTHING EXPORTS TO THE U.S., INDICATING THAT HONG KONG IS BECOMING RELATIVELY LESS DEPENDENT ON THE AMERICAN MARKET AS AN OUTLET FOR ITS CLOTHING EXPORTS,* SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT.

COUNTRIES WHICH ARE BUYING MORE CLOTHING FROM HONG KONG INCLUDE THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY COUR EXPORTS INCREASED FROM $640 MILLION IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1973 TO $890 MILLION IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1974)= AUSTRALIA C$74 MILLION TO $172 MILLION), JAPAN C$66 MILLION TO $155 MILLION), SWITZERLAND C$66 MILLION TO $98 MILLION), LIBYA C$37 MILLION TO $51 MILLION) AND SOUTH AFRICA C$17 MILLION TO $43 MILLION).

+TH1S CHANGING PATTERN IS TO BE WELCOMED AS IT SHOWS THE . DETERMINATION OF HONG KONG MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS TO ACHIEVE A WIDER DIVERSIFICATION OF GARMENT SALES IN OVERSEAS MARKETS,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

CLOTHING, HE POINTED OUT, PLAYS A DOMINANT ROLE IN HONG KONG'S EXPORT EARNINGS. LAST YEAR GARMENT SALES OVERSEAS NETTED $7,454 MILLION, ACCOUNTING FOR 38 PER CENT OF TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ALL PRODUCTS.

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CUT AIR POLLUTION (AND FUEL BILLS) BY IMPROVING BURNING SYSTEMS LABOUR COMMISSIONER TELLS INDUSTRIALISTS ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft

FACTORIES IN HONG KONG COULD CUT THEIR FUEL BILLS BY AS MUCH AS 25 PER CENT BY USING MORE SOPHISTICATED METHODS OF BURNING FUEL, THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. IAN PRICE, SAID TODAY.

MR. PRICE WAS SPEAKING AFTER VISITING THE HENG TAI COTTON WEAVING FACTORY IN TUEN MUN - IN THE HEART OF HONG KONG’S LATEST SMOKE CONTROL AREA, YUEN LONQ-TUEN MUN. CONTROL OF THE AREA CAME INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 10.

THE COMMISSIONER WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MR. DAVID NEWBURY, THE DEPARTMENT’S AIR POLLUTION CONTROL OFFICER, AND MR. BARRY WALSH, PRINCIPAL INFORMATION OFFICER.

MR. PRICE SAID HE WAS IMPRESSED BY THE HENG TAI MANAGEMENT’S EFFICIENT USE OF MODERN FUEL-BURNING TECHNIQUES, WHICH SAVED FUEL AND PREVENTED POLLUTION.

HE REVEALED THAT INSPECTORS FROM THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL UNIT HAD CONDUCTED SMOKE TESTS ON THE FACTORY FOUR TIMES SINCE JULY LAST YEAR. EACH TIME THE CHIMNEY EMMISSIONS WERE WELL WITHIN THE LIMITS LAID DOWN UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ORDINANCE.

+THIS FACTORY IS A GOOD EXAMPLE TO OTHERS AND POINTS TO THE NECESSITY OF PROPERLY BURNING FUEL,+ MR. PRICE SAID. +THE MANAGEMENT HAS APPLIED A COMMONSENSE ATTITUDE THAT HAS PRODUCED REAL SAVING IN FUEL BILLS - AND DIMINISHED AIR POLLUTION.

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+FACTORIES AND PLANTS THAT DO NOT USE THIS APPROACH MAY BE COSTING THEMSELVES AT LEAST 25 PER CENT MORE FOR FUEL. THIS IS QUITE UNNECESSARY, BECAUSE THE EXPERTS IN THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ARE READY TO GIVE FREE ADVICE ON HOW TO OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM BENEFIT AT THE CHEAPEST COST,+ HE ADDED.

MR. PRICE SAID POLLUTION CONTROL WAS PARTICULARLY SIGNIFICANT IN YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN BECAUSE THE DISTRICT HAD BEEN DESIGNATED BY THE GOVERNMENT AS A DEVELOPMENT AREA INTO WHICH INDUSTRY, COMMERCE AND RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION WOULD BE INTRODUCED IN A PLANNED AND ORDERLY FASHION.

HE ADDED: +WITH THE GAZETTING OF THE NEW SMOKE CONTROL AREA WE ARE NOW ABLE TO ENSURE THAT EVERY NEW FACTORY INSTALLS AN EFFICIENT BOILER, COMBUSTION CHAMBER AND PROPERLY DESIGNED CHIMNEY.+

THE COMMISSIONER WAS ESCORTED OVER THE fLANT BY THE FACTORY MANAGER, MR. LO KWONG-CHIN.

MR. LO SAID LATER : +WE MUCH APPRECIATE THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S AIMS OF REDUCING AIR POLLUTION. AND IN BUSINESS, WHERE OUR HAIN CONCERN IS AN ECONOMIC ONE, WE HAVE FOUND THAT USING THE PROPER METHODS HAS RESULTED IN REAL SAVINGS - ABOUT 25 PLR CENT IN OUR CASE.+

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COMPUTER FOR HOUSING DEPT.

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THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WILL HAVE ITS OWN COMPUTER IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS.

A CONTRACT WORTH $250,000, FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF A SMALL COMPUTER WITH AN AUTOMATIC PLOTTER WAS SIGNED TODAY BY MR. RICHARD NORMAN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, AND MR. JOHN FUNG, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE WANG PACIFIC LTD.

THE COMPUTER IS CAPABLE OF WORKING OUT STRUCTURAL CALCULATION AND PLOTTING OF ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, AND WILL BE IND ISPENSIBLE IN TACKLING SOME ENGINEERING PROBLEMS THAT CAN ONLY BE ATTEMPTED BY THE USE OF A COMPUTER.

AT PRESENT, THE DEPARTMENT’S TECHNICAL STAFF HAS TO MAKE USE OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT COMPUTER FROM TIME TO TIME TO WORK OUT INTRICATE MATHEMATICAL AND ENGINEERING PROBLEMS AND TO QUICKEN UP CALCULATIQN WORKS.

+ THE COMPUTER WILL BE INVALUABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT AS THE 10-YEAR HOUSING PROGRAMME GATHERS MOMENTUM, AND THE WORKLOAD INCREASES LIKEWISE,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID. *AT THE SAME TIME, IT WILL HELP SOLVE THE SHORTAGE OF DRAFTSMEN AND RESULT^IN AN OVERALL SAVING.*

AT PRESENT, ONE ENGINEERING ASSISTANT PRODUCES ABOUT FIVE DRAWINGS IN A MONTH. THE COMPUTER PLOTTER CAN PRODUCE TWO DRAWINGS A DAY.

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A REVIEW OF THE 1974 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES HELD IN SAU MAU PING DISTRICT WILL BE DISCUSSED AT A SEMINAR TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT 8.JO P.M.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AT THE SAU MAU PING (SOUTH) ESTATE WELFARE BUILDING. IT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY WORK OFFICE IN THE DISTRICT TOGETHER WITH OTHER WELFARE ORGANISATIONS WHICH RAN THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES.

SOME 120 YOUTHS, VOLUNTEERS, PARENTS AND ORGANISERS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION.

IT WILL PROVIDE A CHANGE FOR THEM TO PROMOTE CO-ORDINATION, ASSESS THE NEEDS OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES, AND EXCHANGE IDEAS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE 197> SUMNER PROGRAMMES.

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FEES FOR GOVERNMENT MULTI-

INTO EFFECT NEXT TUESDAY

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NEW PARKING FEES EFFECTIVE FROM

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MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED THAT THE NEW STOREY AND TEMPORARY CAR PARKS WILL COME COCTOBER 1).

AS OCTOBER 1 IS A GENERAL HOLIDAY, THE CHEAP-RATE PERIODS FOR MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS WILL APPLY AND THE FEE WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED AT 50 CENTS AN HOUR WITH A MINIMUM CHARGE OF $1.

THE CHEAP-RATE PERIODS ARE GENERAL HOLIDAYS, THE HOURS BETWEEN

7 P.M. AND 8 A.M. ON WEEKDAYS, AND FROM 2 P.M. ON SATURDAYS TO

8 A.M. ON MONDAYS.

FOR THE FULL-RATE PERIODS WHICH ARE FROM 8 A.M.

TO 7 P.M. ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 8 A.M. TO 2 P.M. ON SATURDAYS, THE NEW CHARGES WILL BE $2 AN HOUR FOR THE FIRST FIVE HOURS, $3 AN HOUR FOR THE SIXTH TO EIGHTH HOURS, AND $4 AN HOUR AFTER THE EIGHTH HOUR.

AT TEMPORARY CAR PARKS, THE CHARGE WILL BE $5 PER HALF DAY.

THE FEE FOR A MONTHLY PASS FOR GOVERNMENT MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS WILL BE INCREASED TO $500.

IN THE CASE OF A VEHICLE NOT REMOVED FROM A CAR PARK WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF THE LATEST TIME MARKED ON A TICKET, THE NEW CHARGE WILL BE $4 PER HOUR.

THE FEE REVISION IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE BETTER USAGE OF THE LIMITED NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES AVAILABLE BY DETERRING PEOPLE FROM USING THE CAR PARK FOR DAY-LONG GARAGING. THIS WOULD PROVIDE MORE SPACES FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO PARK FOR SHORTER PERIODS.

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HONG KONG ENTERS THE FIRST PHASE OF WATER RESTRICTIONS '

BEGINNING AT 10 O'CLOCK TONIGHT WITH ONLY 35,422 MILLION GALLONS IN THE RESERVOIRS, COMPARED WITH 66,178 MILLION GALLONS AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

THE PRESENT STORAGE, AS AT 9 A.M. TODAY, REPRESENTS ONLY 52.6 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL STORAGE CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS.

THIS MORNING'S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27,252 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,411 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE'S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 54.0 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

A TRACE OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,367.3 MM <53-83 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,954.0 MM <76.93 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 30.0 PER CENT.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25• 1974 ।

BUDDHIST HOSPITAL JO INS -REQIONALI SAT ION PLAN ******

FROM OCTOBER 1, THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE SENDING PATIENTS FROM THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL TO THE BUDDHIST HOSPITAL IN A MOVE TO RELIEVE CONGESTION AT THE Q.E.H.

+THIS IS AN ARRANGEMENT WITHIN THE REGIONALISATION PLAN, AND IS MENTIONED IN THE WHITE PAPER ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES IN HONG KONG+, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY. •

ONE HUNDRED BEDS ARE INVOLVED IN THE ARRANGEMENT, WHICH IS TO BE OPERATIVE FROM OCTOBER TO THE END OF MARCH NEXT YEAR. AFTER THAT, IT IS EXPECTED THAT OTHER MORE PERMANENT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE.

THE BUDDHIST HOSPITAL IN KOWLOON CITY, IS SUBVENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT, AND THE ARRANGEMENT WILL COST THE GOVERNMENT $8 PER PATIENT A DAY.

♦THIS IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BUDDHIST HOSPITAL’S CHARGE OF $10 A DAY AND THE CHARGE IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL OF $2 A DAY,+ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

MEANWHILE, A MOVE TO RELIEVE CONGESTION AT THE CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL HAS ALREADY BEGUN.

PATIENTS ARE BEING TRANSFERRED FROM THE CASTLE PEAK TO THE OLD LAI CHI KOK HOSPITAL IN GROUPS OF BETWEEN 50 AND 68, AND THE PROCESS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 500 HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED.

CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL WAS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR .1,200 PATIENTS. THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHEN IT HAS ACCOMMODATED 2,100 PATIENTS.

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WATER CUT IN TSUEN WAN ******

A NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR SEVEN HOURS AS FROM 11 P.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27> TO FACILITATE A WATER MAINS CONNECTION TO BE MADE IN THE AREA.

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THE AREA AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY KWAI CHUNG ROAD AND TAI LIN PAI ROAD BETWEEN KWAI ON ROAD AND KWAI SAU ROAD.

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DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION VISITS THREE SECONDARY SCHOOLS * * * X X X- *

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY, CONTINUED HIS TOUR OF EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS TODAY WHEN HE VISITED THREE SECONDARY SCHOOLS ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

AT THE VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN WOOD ROAD, MR. TOPLEY SAW SOME PUPILS ENGAGED IN HETALLORK AND WOODWORK WHILE OTHERS WERE DOING TECHNICAL DRAWING.

THE DIRECTOR WAS TAKEN ROUND THE SCHOOL BY THE PRINCIPAL, MR. ALAN MARTIN. THE SCHOOL HAS AN ENROLMENT OF 729- WHEN IT WAS OPENED IN 1933 IN CAROLINE HILL ROAD AS THE JUNIOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL THE ENROLMENT WAS LESS THAN JOO.

AT THE END OF FORM 5 A STUDENT CAN OFFER UP TO NINE SUBJECTS IN THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION. AT FORM 6 ONLY SCIENCE SUBJECTS ARE OFFERED AT HONG KONG UNIVERSITY "A" LEVEL.

MR. MARTIN TOLD THE DIRECTOR THAT IT WAS HOPED TO INTRODUCE DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY= TWO TECHNICAL AND TWO COMMERCIAL STREAMS AT FORM 4 LEVEL AND TO CREATE A FORM 6 COMMERCJAL/ART COURSE.

MR. TOPLEY WAS GIVEN DETAILS OF THE PLANS FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE SCHOOL WHICH WOULD HAVE NEW PREMISES AT A NEARBY SITE.

TENDERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CALLED FOR NEXT APRIL SO THAT CONSTRUCTION CAN START A MONTH LATER. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE NEW BUILDING WILL BE READY FOR OCCUPATION IN SEPTEMBER 1976.

AT PRESENT HONG KONG HAS A TOTAL OF 16 TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.

FROM WOOD ROAD MR. TOPLEY WENT TO 01 KWAN ROAD TO VISIT THE SHENG KUNG HUI TANG SHIU KIN SECONDARY SCHOOL, WHICH IS ONE OF J4 PRIVATE NON-PROFIT-MAKING SCHOOLS INCLUDED IN THE THREE-YEAR BOUGHT PLACES SCHEME.

STARTING THIS SEPTEMBER THE SCHOOL HAS ALSO BEEN GIVEN THE ’’PER CAPUT GRANT" UNDER THE .SAME SCHEME. THIS MEANS THAT A GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY OF $J12 A YEAR FOR A BOUGHT PLACE IS PAID TO THE SCHOOL IN ADDITION TO THE FEE ASSISTANCE OF $280 A YEAR GIVEN TO EACH ASSISTED PUPIL UP TO FORM J.

THE DIRECTOR WAS TAKEN ON A CONDUCTED TOUR OF THIS ANGLO-CHINESE CO-EDUCATIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL BY THE SUPERVISOR, ARCHDEACON CHEUNG WINQ-NGOK AND MRS. DORIS NG HUI KIT-HING, THE PRINCIPAL.

THE SCHOOL, WHICH HAS AN ENROLMENT OF 1,404, PROVIDES FULL SECONDARY EDUCATION UP TO MATRICULATION LEVEL.

/MR. TOPLEY

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 197^

MR. TOPLEY WAS HAPPY TO LEARN THAT THE PUPILS OF THE SCHOOL WERE KEEN PARTICIPANTS IN VARIOUS EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH EMPHASIS LAID ON THE CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF LIFE.

THE DIRECTOR CONCLUDED HIS HALF-DAY TOUR BY VISITING THE BUDDHIST WONQ FUNG LING COLLEGE IN EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD.

HE WAS WELCOMED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION, THE REV. KOK KWONG, THE SUPERVISOR, MR. WONG WAN-TIN AND THE PRINCIPAL, MR. SHUEN PO-YUEN.

THIS SUBSIDIZED ANGLO-CHINESE GRAMMAR SCHOOL HAS AN ENROLMENT OF 447. IT IS THE FIRST SECONDARY SCHOOL SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION. HANY OF ITS PUPILS ARE KEEN SCOUTS AND GUIDES AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE RED CROSS. OTHERS PARTICIPATE IN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME.

NEXT WEEK MR. TOPLEY WILL VISIT THE EXAMINATIONS DIVISION AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SECTIONS OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN CANTON ROAD. HE WILL ALSO GO TO BROADCAST DRIVE TO SEE THE FACILITIES AT THE EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION CENTRE.

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THE SHATIN DISTRICT OFFICE, WHICH CAME INTO OPERATION IN APRIL THIS YEAR TO LOOK AFTER THE AFFAIRS OF AN EXPANDING SHATIN, HAS MOVED TO NEW AND BETTER PREMISES.

THE NEW OFFICES, SITUATED AT 2, TUNG LO WAN HILL, SHATIN, (NEXT TO THE SHATIN POLICE STATION) ALSO ACCOMMODATES THE SHATIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND OTHER PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SUB-OFFICES.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR. MICHAEL SUEN MING-YEUNG, SAID IN AN OPENING SPEECH TODAY THAT THE MAIN JOB OF THESE OFFICES WAS , TO IMPLEMENT THE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR SHATIN NEW TOWN.

WHEN FULLY DEVELOPED, SHATIN NEW TOWN WILL SUPPORT A POPULATION OF ALMOST HALF A MILLION PEOPLE. THE TOTAL COST TO THE GOVERNMENT IN DEVELOPING SHATIN WILL BE $4,000 MILLION AT TODAY'S PRICES.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER SAID THAT THIS WAS AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAMME AND WAS AN.INDICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT'S DETERMINATION TO BRING ABOUT BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS TO THE POPULATION OF HONG KONG BY PROVIDING BETTER HOUSING AND BETTER FACILITIES IN NEW TOWNS LIKE SHATIN.

+THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHATIN WILL ALSO ENABLE THE LOCAL PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN AND SHARE THE PROSPERITY THAT COMES ALONG WITH THESE NEW DEVELOPMENTS*, *IR SUEN ADDED.

THE SECRETARY FOR NEU TERRITORIES, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES PERFORMED THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY WHICH MARKED THE OPENING OF THE NEW DISTRICT OFFICE.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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•_ THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

grade of rice AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE ($/CATTY) AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW * GOOD 2.02

S.C. J1EN GOOD 1.86

PO NGAI GOOD

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74 <

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE (ALL SOURCES) AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK C$/PICUL-L1VE WEIGHT)

320 CAVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH (FMO CHEUNQ SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET)

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 4.20 1.60 3.50

BIG-EYES GOOD 2.60 1.00 1.60

SQUID NORMAL 3.40 0.90 2.30

HAIR-TAILS GOOD 1.40 0.25 0.50

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 2.80 0.70 1.80

CROAKERS GOOD 1.30 0.30 0.60

CONGER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 2.80 0.90 1.60

MELON COAT LIMITED 1.40 1.00 1.20

BREAMS LIMITED 5.50 3.50 4.20

YELLOW BELLY NORMAL 1.40 0.40 0.70

MACKERELS NORMAL 5.00 0.90 3.00

RED GOAT FISH NORMAL 0.70 0.35 0.50

FORK-TAIL LIMITED 0.80 0.30 0.50

HORSE-HEAD LIMITED 5-50 2.50 3.80

MELON SEED NORMAL 1.60 0.40 1.00

POMFRETS LIMITED 7.00 4.50 6.00

GAROUPAS NORMAL 8.50 5.00 7.00

YELLOW CROAKER LIMITED 5.00 3-50 4.20

SUPPLIES AND

WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) MODE

HIGH LOW

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.60 0.50 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 0.80 0.30 O.5O

CHINESE LETTUCE NORMAL 1.20 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH NORMAL 0.50 0.10 0.30

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.60 0.60 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 1.60 0.30 1.20

SPRING ONION LIMITED 1.80 0.50 1.20

SPINACH ■—— NO SALE

WATER CRESS SCARCE 4.00 2.00 3-20

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 , 0.40. 0.70

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.80 0.20 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 4.50 2.00 3.00

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1974

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TWENTY-ONE LOTS OF CROWN LAND FOR SALE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS..............................................1

LIVING CONDITION IN CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA TO BE IMPROVED.......................................   2

ANOTHER BOX JUNCTION FOR CENTRAL DISTRICT ............. 3

’’MEET THE MEDIA” SESSION WITH COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS ............................................... 3

.’’ORIENTATION DAY” AT SOCIAL WORK TRAINING INSTITUTE NEXT WEEK ................................... 4

WATER STORAGE SITUATION ............................... 4

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1974

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LAND SALES FORECAST FOR NEXT SIX MONTHS n » » « n k

TWENTY-ONE LOTS OF CROUN LAND — COMPRISING 15 RESIDENTIAL SITES, FOUR INDUSTRIAL SITES AND TWO NON-INDUSTR1AL SITES -WILL BE PUT UP FOR SALE DURING THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY BY THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS AND SURVEY IN HIS LAND SALES FORECAST FOR THE SIX-MONTH' PERIOD BETWEEN OCTOBER 1, 1974 AND MARCH 31, 1975.

THE TOTAL AREA OF LAND TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE MEASURES ABOUT 356,480 SQUARE FEET.

IN ADDITION, THREE LOTS WITH TENANTED BUILDINGS AND ONE FLAT WILL ALSO BE SOLD DURING THE SAME PERIOD. THEY ARE LOCATED SEPARATELY AT CANTON ROAD, STATION LANK, RECLAMATION STREET AND NATHAN ROAD IN KOWLOON.

THE TOTAL AREA OF RESIDENTIAL LAND TO BE AUCTIONED AMOUNTS TO 276,330 SQUARE FEET, INCLUDING EIGHT LOTS IN CHUNG HOM KOK AND TWO IN CHA IWAN.

SITES FOR INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN DEVELOPMENT HAVE A COMBINED AREA OF ABOUT 59,900 SQUARE FEET WITH LOTS RANGING FROM 11,400 TO 18,000 SQUARE FEET.

THREE OF THESE INDUSTRIAL SITES ARE AT WONG CHUK HANG ROAD, HONG KONG, AND ONE AT SHUNQ SHUN STREET IN KOWLOON.

PARTICULARS OF THE LAND SALE FORECAST TOGETHER WITH PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE LOTS MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CROWN LANDS ARD SURVEY OFFICES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HARBOUR. THEY MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SU3-0FFICE IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES® ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES® NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS IN TAI PO ROAD AND COMMERCE ARD INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT AT THE FIRE BRIGADE BUILDING.

COPIES OF THE FORECAST MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED FREE OF CHARGE AT ANY OF THE ABOVE OFFICES OR BY WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICES.

THE SALE DATES FOR EACH LOT WILL BE NOTIFIED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND ADVERTISED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE NEWSPAPERS.

AT THE TIME OF ADVERTISING, DETAILED CONDITIONS OF SALE AND SALE PLANS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ARD THESE MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVFY OFFICES OR AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING.

NOTE TO EDITORS: COPIES OF THE PROVISIONAL SALES FORECAST LIST

FOR THE SIX-MONTH PERIOD ENDING MARCH 31, 1975, WILL BE BOXED SEPARATELY THIS EVENING.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1974

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IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA

START TOMORROW

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CONSTRUCTION WORK ON TWO NEW MAIN ROADS RUNNING THROUGH AREA +C+ OF CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA WILL START TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE WORK, TO BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT THREE WEEKS, IS PART OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT’S PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE LIVING CONDITIONS OF THE RESIDENTS THERE. OTHER IMPROVEMENT WORKS INCLUDE THE SURFACING OF A PLAY AREA NEARBY AND THE PROVISION OF AN ADDITIONAL FIRE EXIT.

MAINTENANCE STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO INSPECT THE DRAINS THERE TO SEE WHETHER THEY NEED REPAIRING*

MEANWHILE THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAS GIVEN AN ASSURANCE TO THE RESIDENTS THAT IT WILL KEEP THE ACTIVITIES AT THE NEARBY POULTRY LAAN TO THE MINIMUM. ONLY LOCAL POULTRY, MAINLY CHICKENS, WILL BE SOLD THERE, AND NONE WILL EE KEPT OVERNIQHT<~

THE DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO EMPLOY A RESPONSIBLE FIRM TO TAKE CARE OF THE LAAN TO ENSURE THAT IT IS KEPT CLEAN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT SAID EVERYTHING POSSIBLE IS BEING DONE TO PROVIDE A BETTER LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENSED AREA RESIDENTS.

+BUT THE DEPARTMENT MUST SEE TO THE NEEDS OF THE RESIDENTS IN OTHER LICENSED AREAS AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE NOT DISCRIMINATED AGAINST,* HE ADDED.

REFERRING TO THE LICENSEES’ REQUEST FOR IMMEDIATE REHOUSING THE SPOKESMAN RE-ITERATED THAT THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE AT THIS TIME AS THERE ARE SOME 8,000 PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LIVING IN KOWLOON LICENSED AREAS FOR LONGER PERIODS THAN THE GROUP.

HE NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN LICENCEES HAD BEEN PROMISED REHOUSING BEFORE THE END OF 1975* THE SPOKESMAN SAID NEW BLOCKS WOULD BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 1975 IN THREE NEW ESTATES IN THE KWAI CHUNG AREA BUT IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO SAY AT THIS STAGE WHICH BLOCK THE RESIDENTS WOULD MOVE INTO.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1974

ANOTHER BOX JUNCTION IN CENTRAL

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A BOX JUNCTION WILL BE INTRODUCED ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) AT THE BUSY JUNCTION OF CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND RUMSEY STREET IN CENTRAL DISTRICT TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW, PARTICULARLY DURING PEAK HOURS.

A NUMBER OF BO% JUNCTION ARE ALREADY IN OPERATION ELSEWHERE IN HONG KONG. THEY ARE EASILY IDENTIFIABLE BY YELLOW CRISS-CROSS MARKINGS ON THE ROAD SURFACE AND APPROPRIATE WARNING SIGNS.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY: +WHEN A BOX JUNCTION IS CREATED. IT IS AN OFFENCE FOR A MOTORIST TO DRIVE INTO THE MARKED AREA UNLESS HE CAN IMMEDIATELY CLEAR THE ENTIRE JUNCTION.*

IF HIS EXIT FROM THE JU !ON IS BLOCKED. THEN THE MOTORIST MUST WAIT EVEN IF THE GREEN iC SIGNAL IS SHOWING, HE SAID.

THE OBJECT, HE EXPLAINED, IS TO PREVENT ROAD JUNCTIONS BEING BLOCKED IN ALL DIRECTIONS BY VEHICLES WHICH CANNOT GET OUT OF THE JUNCTIONS DURING A QR. :.N PHASE OF THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS WHICH CONTROL TRAFFIC APPROACHING THE JUNCTIONS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID MORE DOX JUNCTIONS COULD BE INTRODUCED WHEREVER THEY ARE CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO IMPROVE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

A ♦MEET THE MED IA+SESSION WILL BE HELD AT 11.30 A.M.

TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE G*I*S. THEATRE, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

PRESENT WILL BE THE COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR. TOM GARNER, WHO WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WORK OF HIS DEPARTMENT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

THE USUAL SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETAT ION FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED AS WILL FACILITIES FOR RADIO AND TELEVISION COVERAGE.

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♦ORIENTATION DAY+ AT SOCIAL WORK TRAINING INSTITUTE

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING WILL BE HOLDING AN ♦ORIENTATION DAY+ FOR NEW STUDENTS ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER JO) TO MARK THE START OF ITS NEW ACADEMIC YEAR.

THIS YEAR, 75 STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR THE TWO-YEAR COURSE THAT LEADS TO A CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL WORK. TOGETHER WITH THOSE WHO ARE MOVING INTO THE SECOND YEAR OF THE COURSE, THE INSTITUTE WILL HAVE 125 STUDENTS UKDER TRAINING.

THE CEREMONY ON MONDAY WILL START AT 9.JO A.M. UITH OPENING REMARKS BY HR. L.B. MACQUARRIE, THE PRINCIPAL.

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, HR. THOMAS LEE, WILL THEN ADDRESS THE GATHERING GF STUDENTS, FACULTY STAFF, AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE INSTITUTE’S ACADEMIC SOARD AND OTHER GUESTS.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE GYMNASIUM OF THE LADY TRENCH TRAINING CENTRE AT 44 Oi KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI, HO.iG KONG (NEAR THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL).

SPEECHES OF BOTH SPEAKERS IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CEREMONY ARD ALSO THROUGH G.I.S. THAT DAY.

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WATER SITUATION REPORT

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THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 A.M. TODAY (THURSDAY) STOOD AT J5.264 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 52.4 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 66,079 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING’S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27.129 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50.J46 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAKE DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE’S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 53*7 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

4.7 MM (0.19 IN) RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,372.0 MM (54.02 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,960.5 MM (77.19 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF JO.O PER CENT.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

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THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (THURSDAY) AT1 SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

GRADE OF RICE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY) AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. J1EN GOOD 1.86

PO NG AI GOOD " I

CHU CHO GOOD

THAI RICE ,

100% WHOLE GOOD 1<82

10—15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 s SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75 '

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.74

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD - ' •

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK

C$/P1CUL-LIVE WEIGHT) - 320 CAVERAGE)

/SUPPLIES AND

.THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1974

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET) AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 3.20 1.50 2.40

BIG-EYES GOOD 2.50 0.70 1.40

SQUID GOOD 3.60 1.00* 2.20

HAIR-TAILS GOOD 1.70 0.40 0.65

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED 3.00 0.50 1.70

CROAKERS NORMAL 2.20 0.35 0.90

CONGER-PIKE-EELS NORMAL 2.20 1.20 1.90

MELON COAT LIMITED 1.80 1-30 1.60

BREAMS NORMAL 6.00 1.20 4.00

YELLOW BELLY NORMAL 1.90 0.80 1.10

MACKERELS NORMAL 5.00 1.20 3.80

RED GOAT FISH NORMAL 0.70 0.40 0.50

FORK-TA IL —» NO SALE

HORSE-HEAD NORMAL 5.00 2.20 3-70

MELON SEED NORMAL 1.80 0.80 1.40

POMFRETS SCARCE 6.50 4.80 5.30

GAROUPAS NORMAL 8.00 5.50 6.50

YELLOW CROAKER LIMITED 5.20 3.00 4.00

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES CV.M.O. CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF AVAILABILITY ' WHOLESALE PRICE $/CATTY

VEGETABLE OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.60 0.60 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 1.00 0.30 0.60

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH LIMITED 0.50 0.10 0.30

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.60 0.80 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 1.60 0.40 1.00

SPRING ONION LIMITED 1.80 0.50 1.00

SPINACH NO SALE

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.80 2.00 3.00

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

CHINESE SPINACH LIMITED 0.80 0.25 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 4.50 2.00 3.00

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1974

CONTENTS PAQE NO.

AUGUST EXPORTS UP BY NEARLY $250 MILLION .............. 1

SPECIAL INFORMATION CENTRE AT TAI HANG TUNG ESTATE TO BRIEF TENANTS ON REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ........... 2

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED

FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ............................... 3

JAPAN OFFERS LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP ..................... 4

REVISED' CHAI WAN DEVELOPMENT PLAN APPROVED............ 5

THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND AUCTIONED..................... 6

LUNG CHEUNG ROAD EXTENSION OPENS ON MONDAY ............ 7

REPULSE BAY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ......................... 7

NEW RULES TO GIVE FURTHER PROTECTION TO COMPANY NAMES.................................................. 8

dangerous BUILDINGS in central district ............... 8

NEW BUS SERVICE FOR SHEK 0 AND STANLEY RESIDENTS ... 9

SOME 130 ACRES OF LAND TO BE FORMED IN SHA TIN FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ................................. 9

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS . 10

WATER SITUATION REPORT ............................... 10


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THE VALUE OF HONG KONG'S DOMESTIC EXPORTS LAST MONTH AMOUNTED

Io £2Ar121 MILL,0i'l» REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF $246 MILLION OR

12.6 PER CENT OVER AUQUST 1973. mluiuh

AT THE SAME TIKE, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 19.3 PER CENT X°_*2,965 MILLION UH1LE THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS DECREASED BY 9.3 PcR CENT TO $624 MILLION, ACCORDING TO PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

FIGURES FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY TO AUC.UST 1974 SHOU INCREASES °^T* ™£ SAHE PERJ0P. iff 1973 OF 34.0 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, JO.> PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS AID 38.9 PER CENT FOR IMPORTS.

THE 12-MONTH PERIOD FROM ^SEPTEMBER 1973 TO AUGUST 1974 SHOUS AN INCREASE BY VALUE OVER THE PREVIOUS 12-MONTH PERIOD OF 3o.8 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, 43.2 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS AND 43.4 PER CENT FOR IMPORTS.

THE FOLLOUING TABLE GIVES A LIST OF COMPARATIVE FIGURES:

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

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AUQUST AUGUST INCREASE OR

1974 $ MN. 1973 $ MN. DECREASE $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 2,191 1.946 + 246 + 12.6

IMPORTS RE-EXPORTS 2.965 624 2,485 687 + 480 + 64 - 19.3 9.3

JUNE—AUQUST JUNE-AUGUST INCREASE OR

1974 1973 DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 6,366 5,220 + 1,146 + 22.0

IMPORTS .9.190 7,211 + 1,979 + 27-5

RE-EXPORTS 1,820 . 1,755 + 65 + 3.7

JAN.-AUQ. 1974 JAN.-AUG. 1973__ INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 15.763 11,760 + 4,003 • + 34.0

IMPORTS 23.871 . • 17,192 6.6uJ + 38.9

RE-EXPORTS 4,912 3,765 + 1,148 + 30.5

SEPT. 1973 TO SEPT. 1972 TO INCREASE OR

AUG. 1974 AUG. 1973 DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 23,65'8 17,290 + 6,3S8 + 36.8

IMPORTS 35.684 ■ 24,892 +10,792 + 43.4

RE-EXPORTS 7.673 , 5,359 .+ 2,314 + 43.2

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SPECIAL INFORMATION CENTRE SET UP AT TAI HANG TUNG ESTATE TO BRIEF TENANTS ON REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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AN INFORMATION CENTRE HAS BEEN SET UP AT BLOCK 10 OF TAI HANG TUNG ESTATE TO ENABLE RESIDENTS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR THEIR ESTATE.

THE CENTRE IS MANNED BY REDEVELOPMENT STAFF OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WHO WILL ENDEAVOUR TO EXPLAIN TO THEM DETAILS OF THE PROJECT WHICH AIMS AT IMPROVING THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT.

LEAFLETS OUTLINING THE REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CENTRE. THERE IS ALSO A DISPLAY SECTION WITH A MODEL OF WHAT TAI HANG TUNG ESTATE WILL LOOK LIKE WHEN FULLY REDEVELOPED, AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHS AND SKETCHES OF INTERIORS OF FLATS WHICH ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE AT 01 MAN AND WAH FU ESTATES.

THERE IS ALSO A SUGGESTION BOX IN V/HICH INTERESTED RESIDENTS MAY PUT FORWARD THEIR VIEWS FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE DEPARTMENT’S ARCHITECTS.

THE INITIAL STAGE OF THE PROJECT INCLUDES THE BUILDING OF THREE HOUSING BLOCKS ON THE 2.8-ACRE SITE, FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY THE TAI HANG SAI COTTAGE AREA. LATER TWO MORE BLOCKS WILL BE BUILT ON AN ADJACENT SITE.

THE FIVE BLOCKS WILL PROVIDE HOMES FOR ABOUT 10,000 PEOPLE. EACH FLAT WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH A PRIVATE BALCONY, KITCHEN AND TOILET WITH SHOWER.

PILING WORK ON THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT WILL START LATER THIS YEAR AND THE TENANTS MAY BE MOVING INTO THESE NEW BLOCKS BY THE END OF 1977-

THE TAI HANG TUNG REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT, ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT $126 MILLION, IS PART OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT’S LONG-TERM PLAN TO RELIEVE OVERCROWDING, AND TO IMPROVE THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF TENANTS IN THE OLDER PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

THE EXISTING 14 MARK I BLOCKS WILL BE DEMOLISHED IN STAGES AND 11 TWELVE-STOREY BLOCKS WILL BE BUILT IN THEIR PLACE.

THE ESTIMATED POPULATION OF THE ESTATE WILL REMAIN AT 35,000 DESPITE THE LARGER SITE BUT THE POPULATION DENSITY WILL BE CONSIDERABLY REDUCED, FROM 2,700 TO 1,700 PER ACRE.

TO SERVE THE TENANTS AND NEARBY RESIDENTS, THERE WILL BE A COMMERCIAL CENTRE CONTAINING A LARGE NUMBER OF SHOPS AND STORES. THE SCHEME ALSO INCLUDES RESTAURANTS, COMMUNITY HALLS, SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS, A CAR PARK AND TWO ESTATE GARAGES FOR 700 CARS, AS WELL AS SIX ACRES OF OPEN SPACE.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1974

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ADDITIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES BEING PROVIDED FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED AND ADDITIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES PROVIDED NEXT WEEK IN CONNECTION WITH THIS YEAR'S MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL WHICH FALLS ON SEPTEMBER 30.

PARKING FACILITIES IN THE PEAK AREA ARE VERY LIMITED AND MOTORISTS ARE THEREFORE ADVISED TO HAKE USE OF THE ADDITIONAL TRANSPORT FACILITIES.

THE PRIVATE CAR, MOTOR CYCLE AND PUBLIC OMNIBUS PARKING SPACES AT THE UPPER AND LOUER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARKS WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FROM 10 A.M. ON SUNDAY TO 2 A.M. NEXT WEDNESDAY, DURING WHICH ONLY FRANCHISED BUSES, PEAK MAXICABS AND TAXIS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THESE SPACES.

IN UANCHAI, PARKING SPACES IN PERCIVAL STREET BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 5 P.M. NEXT MONDAY AND 2 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY.

TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE PEAK AREA. TRAFFIC POLICE OFFICERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AND TEMPORARY SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

NO VEHICLES, EXCEPT RESIDENTS’ VEHICLES, WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER MOUNT AUSTIN ROAD FROM PEAK ROAD FROM 10 A.M. ON SUNDAY UNTIL 2 A.M. NEXT WEDNESDAY.

ALL TRAFFIC PROCEEDING TO AND FROM THE PEAK AREA WILL BE DIVERTED FROM PEAK ROAD INTO THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AS AND WHEN REQUIRED BY THE POLICE OFFICERS.

DIVERSIONS IN PEAK ROAD AND MAGAZINE GAP ROAD MAY ALSO BE IMPOSED ANY TIME DURING THE FESTIVE PERIOD AS DIRECTED BY THE POLICE OFFICERS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

MOTORISTS ARE WARNED THAT ILLEGALLY PARKED VEH1LCES MAY BE REMOVED BY THE POLICE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICES.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THERE WILL BE HEAVY VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON TAI PO ROAD FROM SUNDAY TO MONDAY. MOTORISTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE USE OF ALTERNATE ROUTES TO THE NEW TERRITORIES, SUCH AS CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND ROUTE TWISK.AND TO DRIVE WITH PATIENCE AND CARE. TRAFFIC POLICE OFFICERS WILL BE ON DUTY ON ALL ROUTES TO GUIDE THEM.

DURING THE FESTIVAL PERIOD, THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL BUS, PEAK TRAM AND MAXICAB SERVICES TO CATER FOR THE LARGE NUMBERS OF COMMUTERS.

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THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY WILL OPERATE A SPECIAL ROUTE, DESIGNATED ROUTE 15B, BETWEEN THE PEAK AND CAUSEWAY BAY AREA ON MONDAY BETWEEN J P.M. AND 1 A.M. THE NEXT DAY VIA PEAK ROAD, STUBBS ROAD, QUEEN'S ROAD EAST, MORRISON HILL ROAD, TIN LOK LANE, HENNESSY ROAD, PERCIVAL STREET, LEIGHTON ROAD. A FLAT FARE OF $1 WILL BE CHARGED.

THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTE 112,' AND SHORT JOURNEYS ON ROUTE 101 FROM CHOI HUNG ESTATE TO CAUSEWAY BAY, WILL RUN UNTIL 2 A.M. ON TUESDAY.

THE PEAK TRAM COMPANY WILL OPERATE A SPECIAL FAST SERVICE ON MONDAY UNTIL SUCH TIME AS ALL PASSENGERS HAVE BEEN CATERED FOR.

THE PEAK MAXICAB WILL ALSO RUN A SPECIAL SERVICE FROM 6 P.M. ON MONDAY UNTIL 6 A.M. THE NEXT MORNING, DURING WHICH THE CHARGE WILL BE A FLAT $2. THESE MAXICABS WILL NOT OPERATE VIA MANSFIELD ROAD AND MOUNT KELLETT ROAD.

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JAPAN OFFERS LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP * X X- X X X •

ONE SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE AT THE TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES AS AN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT IS BEING OFFERED BY THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT TO A STUDENT FROM HONG KONG UNDER THE MOMBUSHO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR THE 1975 ACADEMIC YEAR.

APPLICANTS MUST BE OVER 18 AND LESS THAN 22 YEARS OF AGE ON APRIL 1, 1975- THEY MUST BE WILLING TO RECEIVE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION IN THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE.

STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED FORM LOWER SIX ON OR BEFORE JUNE 30, 1974 OR POSSESS HIGHER QUALIFICATIONS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

APPLICATION FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS REGARDING THIS SCHOLARSHIP AND UNIVERSITY COURSES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BRANCH OFFICE, BONAVENTURE HOUSE, 2ND FLOOR, 91 LEIGHTON ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG. \

ALL COMPLETED FORMS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SECTION BY OCTOBER 5.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE JAPAN INFORMATION AND CULTURAL OFFICE, CONSULATE—GENERAL OF JAPAN WILL CONSIDER APPLICATIONS RECOMMENDED BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION.

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REVISED CHAI WAN DEVELOPMENT PLAN APPROVED K ft K- K- K- K-

THE qoVERNOR-1N-COUNCIL HAS APPROVED THE REVISED OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR CHAI WAN.

THE OBJECT OF THE NEW PLAN, WHICH SUPERSEDES THE PREVIOUS ONE, IS TO PROVIDE A STATUTORY LAND USE PATTERN AND MAJOR ROAD FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH THE USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF LAND MAY BE LEGALLY CONTROLLED, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID TODAY.

THE PLAN, WHICH COVERS AN AREA OF 945 ACRES, AIMS TO DEVELOP CHAI WAN INTO A SELF-CONTAINED TOWNSHIP WITH ALL THE NECESSARY FACILITIES TO SERVE AN ESTIMATED FUTURE POPULATION OF 160,000.

EARMARKED FOR RESIDENTIAL USE ARE 95-3 ACRES OF LAND. THIS INCLUDES THE EXISTING PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND TWO OTHER ESTATES TO BE BUILT ON THE RECLAMATION AND AT THE COTTAQE ESTATE AREA BETWEEN TAI TAM ROAD AND CHAI WAN ROAD.

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ALTOGETHER J4.6 ACRES OF LAND HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR A LARGE OPEN SPACE WHICH WILL PROVIDE A BREAK BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT HOUSING ESTATES TO THE SOUTHEAST AND THE PROPOSED COMMERCIAL/ RESIDENTIAL AND GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY ZONE TO THE NORTHWEST.

WITHIN THIS AREA A FOUR-ACRE SITE ON THE SOUTH-EASTERN PART OF THE PLAN HAS BEEN SET ASIDE FOR AN OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX WHICH WILL SERVE NOT ONLY CHAI WAN, BUT ALSO SHAU KEI WAN.

LAND EARMARKED FOR GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY USES TOTALS 99.5 ACRES.

A CIVIC CENTRE IS PROPOSED ON THE SITE OF THE EXISTING TYPHOON SHELTER. IT WILL INCLUDE A LIBRARY, EXHIBITION AND COMMUNITY HALL, GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND ESTATE WELFARE ACCOMMODATION.

OTHER PROPOSED COMMUNITY FACILITIES INCLUDE A HOSPITAL, SCHOOLS, A FIRE STATION, TWO MARKETS, TWO BUS TERMINI, A MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK AND A SEWAQE TREATMENT PLANT.

COPIES OF THE APPROVED PLAN WITH THE ACCOMPANYING EXPLANATORY STATEMENT ARE AVAILABLE AT $25 PER COLOURED COPY AND $5 FOR AN UNCOLOURED COPY, FROM THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 18TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONQ KONG-

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AUCTION SALES OF CROWN LAND »»»»»»»»

THE FOLLOWING SALES OF CROWN LAND TOOK PLACE AT THE CITY HALL AUCTION ROOM TODAY SEPTEMBER 27, 1974. THE AUCTIONEER WAS MR. D. WILKINSON -, GOVERNNT LAND AGENT CACT1NG).

SALE NO.1 -

LOT NO.: INLAND LOT NO.8357 AT CLOUD VIEW ROAD, HONG KONG

AREACIN SQ.FT.): 42,000

CROWN RENT: $1,000 P.A.

BUILDING COVENANT: $1,890,000 BEFORE 30.9-78

USER: PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL

REALISED PREMIUM: $7,100,000

REALISED PRICE PER SQ.FT.: $169.05

NAME OF PURCHASER: DAH SHUN CHONG INVESTMENT CO. LTD.

SALE NO.2 -

LOT NO.: CHAI WAN INLAND LOT NO.81 OFF CHAI WAN ROAD, HONG KONG AREAC1N SQ.FT.): 15,500

CROWN RENT: $1,000 P.A. '

BUILDING COVENANT: $700,000 BEFORE 30.9*77

USER: PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL - WITHDRAWN -

SALE NO.3 -

LOT NO.: NEW KOWLOON INLAND LOT NO.5597 BETWEEN TAI YiP STREET AND THE PROPOSED WAI YIP STREET EXTENSION, KOWLOON

AREACIN SQ.FT.) : 11,600

CROWN RENT: $1,000 P.A.

BUILDING COVENANT: $510,000 BEFORE 30.9.77

USER: INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN

REALISED PREMIUM: $1,330,000

REALISED PRICE PER SQ.FT.: $114.66

NAME OF PURCHASER: PO YENG PLASTIC MATERIALS CO. LTD.

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LUNQ CHEUNQ ROAD EXTENSION OPENS ON MONDAY ft ft * X It ft

MOTORISTS TRAVELLING ALONG LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, KOWLOON, WILL FIND THEIR JOURNEY TIMES REDUCED WITH THE OPENING OF A NEW. EXTENSION OF THE ROAD AT 10 A.M. ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER JO).

THE TWO-WAY EXTENSION LINKS THE TWO SEPARATED ENDS OF

LUNG CHEUNG ROAD AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH HAMMER HILL ROAD AND SHATIN PASS ROAD, THUS ENABLING TRAFFIC TO MOVE STRAIGHT ON WITHOUT MAKING DETOURS.

WITH THE OPENING OF THE EXTENSION, KOWLOON MOTOR BUS ROUTE NO. 11C WILL BE RE-ROUTED AS FROM OCTOBER 14 VIA THE EXTENSION INSTEAD OF VIA SHATIN PASS ROAD, CHOI HUNG ROAD AND HAMMER HILL ROAD.

BOTH CARRIAGEWAYS OF THE EXTENSION WILL HAVE DAILY CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS, WITH ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS, AND TO LOAD OR UNLOAD GOODS, BETWEEN 7 A.M. AND 7 P.M.

ALSO WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY, A SECTION OF THE GRADE-SEPARATED INTERCHANGE OF PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD WITH LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WILL BE OPENED TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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REPULSE BAY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ft * ft X- ft *

A SECTION OF REPULSE BAY ROAD, NEAR THE JUNCTION OF BEACH ROAD, WILL BE WIDENED NEXT MONTH TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

THE CARRIAGEWAY OF THE 500-FOOT SECTION, WILL BE WIDENED BY ABOUT 20 FEET IN ADDITION TO A NINE-FOOT FOOTPATH ALONG THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE ROAD.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING DIAMETER SEWER IN BEACH ROAD <

WILL BE REPLACED BY A LARGER ONE TO COPE WITH THE EXTENSIVE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA. STORMWATER DRAINAGE WORKS WILL ALSO BE CARRIED OUT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ROAD WORKS.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY NEXT MONTH AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN FOUR AND A HALF MONTHS' TIME.

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NEW RULES TO PROTECT COMPANY NAMES ft 3? ft ft ft ft

NEW LEGISLATION, AIMED AT GIVING FURTHER PROTECTION TO COMPANY NAMES, IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SHORTLY.

IF ENACTED, THE COMPANIES (AMENDMENT)(NO. 4) BILL 1974 WILL PROHIBIT THE REGISTRATION OF ANY COMPANY UNDER A NAME IDENTICAL, OR DECEPTIVELY SIMILAR, TO THAT OF A FOREIGN COMPANY INCORPORATED OUTSIDE HONG KONG AND CARRYING ON BUSINESS HERE OR THAT OF A BODY CORPORATE INCORPORATED OR ESTABLISHED UNDER AN ORDINANCE.

IT WILL ALSO PROHIBIT THE REGISTRATION OF ANY COMPANY UNDER A NAME WHICH CONTAINS THE WORD ’’KA IFONG EXCEPT WITH THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNOR.

COMMENTING ON THE BILL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT SAID: +THE RESTRICTION ON THE USE OF THE WORD ’’KAIFONG” HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE NECESSARY TO ENABLE THE REGISTRAR GENERAL TO PREVENT A COMPANY USING THE WORD IN ITS NAME WHEN IT IS NOT REALLY A KAIFONG-TYPE ORGANISATION.

+THE OTHER RESTRICTIONS - RELATING TO NAMES IDENTICAL, OR DECEPTIVELY SIMILAR TO, NAMES OF FOREIGN CORPORATIONS OR STATUTORY BODIES - ARE NECESSARY TO CLOSE UP A NUMBER OF TECHNICAL LOOPHOLES IN THE EXISTING SECTION 20 OF THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE,+ HE ADDED.

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DANGEROUS BUILDINGS ft ft ft It ft ft

FOUR PRE-WAR BUILDINGS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT ARE TO BE PULLED DOWN AS THEY ARE LIABLE TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

THE BUILDINGS ARE NOS. 215, 217, 221 AND 223 HOLLYWOOD ROAD. ALL ARE FOUR STOREYS HIGH.

THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID TODAY THE LOAD-BEARING BRICK PARTY WALLS OF THESE BUILDINGS WERE FRACTURED AND BULGED AND IT WAS CONSIDERED THAT THERE IS A RISK OF COLLAPSE DURING OR AFTER THE DEMOLITION OF NO. 219 WHICH WAS CLOSED UNDER AN EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER ON SEPTEMBER 25.

THE FOUR BUILDINGS WERE INSPECTED AFTER SUDDEN RECENT MOVEMENT TO THE REAR MAIN WALL OF NO. 219 WAS NOTICED.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS WERE POSTED ON THE FOUR BUILDINGS TODAY. HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 9-30 A.M. IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 28.

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NEW BUS SERVICE FOR SHEK 0 AND STANLEY RESIDENTS

TWO NEW BUS ROUTES WILL BE INTRODUCED EARLY NEXT MONTH FROM SHEK 0 AND STANLEY TO CENTRAL DISTRICT TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT FACILITY FOR RESIDENTS NOW USING PRIVATE CARS TO AND FROM WORK.

STARTING ON OCTOBER 7, THE NEW SERVICES WILL RUN FOR A TRIAL PERIOD OF TWO MONTHS. SHOULD THEY PROVE POPULAR, THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY WILL OPERATE THE ROUTES WITH COACHES AS SOON AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF OPERATION, PASSENGERS WILL BE ASKED TO FILL IN QUESTIONNAIRES WITH A VIEW TO DETERMINING THE SUITABILITY OF THE NEW ROUTES AND THE NEED FOR MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS.

NO STANDEES WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ROUTES, WHICH WILL OPERATE ONE RETURN JOURNEY A DAY FROM MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS. THE ROUTES WILL NOT OPERATE ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

THE SHEK O-CENTRAL ROUTE WILL RUN VIA CHAI WAN ROAD, SHAU KEI WAN ROAD AND WATERFRONT ROAD, WITH THE MORNING BUS LEAVING SHEK 0 AT 7.45 A.M. AND THE EVENING BUS LEAVING THE CENTRAL BUS TERMINAL AT 5.30 P.M. MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS, AND AT 1.15 P.M. ON SATURDAYS. THE CHARGE WILL BE A FLAT $4.

THE STANLEY-CENTRAL SERVICE, WITH A FLAT FARE OF $2.5, WILL OPERATE VIA REPULSE BAY ROAD, STUBBS ROAD AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST. THE MORNING JOURNEY STARTS FROM STANLEY PRISON AT 8 A.M., WHILE THE DEPARTURE TIMES FROM CENTRAL WILL BE THE SAME AS FOR THE SHEK 0 ROUTE.

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130 ACRES OF NEW LAND TO BE FORMED IN SHA TIN FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO GRANT A LEASE OF UP TO 58 ACRES CiF FORESHORE AND SEA BED ON THE EASTERN COAST OF TIDE COVE, NEW TERRITORIES, FOR PRIVATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT TO HELP MEET THE DEMAND FOR PRIVATE HOUSING AT SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

THE LEASE WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY TENDER AND THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE REQUIRED TO RECLAIM AN AREA OF ABOUT 130 ACRES OF WHICH HE WILL DE PERMITTED TO RETAIN UP TO 58 ACRES FOR DEVELOPMENT. THE REMAINDER WILL BE HANDED TO THE GOVERNMENT.

IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE LEASES SHALL PREPARE A LAYOUT PLAN OF THE DEVELOPMENT FOR APPROVAL. THE PLAN WILL INCLUDE AREAS FOR LOCAL OPEN SPACE, CAR PARKING, SCHOOLS AND OTHER COMMUNITY FACILITIES. IT IS ENVISAGED THAT, ON COMPLETION OF DEVELOPMENT, THERE WILL BE ACCOMMODATION FOR UP TO 17,000 PERSONS ON THE LOT.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA INVOLVED IS GIVEN IN A NOTICE IN TODAY'S GAZETTE WHICH CALLS ON ANYBODY HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR ANY CLAIM OF PRIVATE RIGHT TO SUBMIT THEM IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS FROM NOW.

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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS * ft ft It ft It

HONG KONG STUDENTS OF HIGH INTELLECTUAL PROMISE ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A LIMITED NUMBER OF 1975 SCHOLARSHIPS BEING OFFERED BY THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, AUSTRAILA, NEW ZEALAND, MALAYSIA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, JAMAICA AND NIGERIA UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN.

+THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE INTENDED FOR PERSONS WHO MAY BE EXPECTED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LIFE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES ON THEIR RETURN FROM STUDY ABROAD,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

+THEY ARE PRIMARILY AVAILABLE FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY OR RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITIES NORMALLY EXTENDING OVER A PERIOD OF TWO ACADEMIC YEARS,+ HE ADDED.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE COMMONWEALTH CITIZENS NORMALLY RESIDENT IN HONG KONG. THEY SHOULD ALSO BE GRADUATES OF RECOGNISED UNIVERSITIES OR EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS.

CANDIDATES SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF AGE AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AND PREFERABLY BE LESS THAN 28 YEARS OF AQE.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BRANCH OFFICE, BONAVENTURE HOUSE, 2ND FLOOR, 91, LEIGHTON ROAD, HONG KONG.

ALL COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE SECTION BY OCTOBER 21, 1974.

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WATER SITUATION REPORT ft ft X ft ft

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 AM TODAY (FRIDAY) STOOD AT 35.112 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 52.2 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,330 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 65.961 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING’S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 27.021 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,281 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE’S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 53*5 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

0.7 M.M. CO.03 IN) RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 AM TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,372.7 M.M. C54.04 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,967 M.M. C77.44 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 30.2 PER CENT.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1974.

CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE

THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY (FRIDAY) AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON:

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

GRADE OF RICE OF SUPPLY AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEW GOOD 2.02

S.C. JIEN GOOD \ 1.86

PO NQAI GOOD

CHU CHO GOOD 0

THAI RICE

100% WHOLE GOOD 1.82

10-15% BROKENS GOOD 1.74

A1 : SUPER EXTRA GOOD 1.70

A1 : SUPER GOOD 1.45

WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.97

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD 1.82

PAKISTAN RICE GOOD

TAIWAN RICE GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES)

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK I

C$/PICUL-L1VE WEIGHT) - J20 CAVERAGE)

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SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF MARINE FISH

CFMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET) AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPECIES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOU MODE

GOLDEN THREAD GOOD 3-30 1.40 2.00

B1Q-EYES GOOD 2.50 1.20 1.80

SQUID NORMAL 4.60 1.80 3.00

HAIR-TAILS GOOD 1.00 0.30 0.60

LIZARD FISHES NORMAL 3.00 0.60 1.80

CROAKERS NORMAL 1.20 0.40 0.80

CONGER-PIKE-EELS LIMITED 2.20 1.40 1.80

MELON COAT LIMITED 1.50 0.90 1.30

BREAMS NORMAL 3.40 1.20 2.00

YELLOW BELLY GOOD 1.20 0.60 0.80

MACKERELS NORMAL 4.00 1.40 2.30

RED QOAT FISH NORMAL 1.30 0.40 0.60

FORK-TAIL NORMAL 0.60 0.30 0.50

HORSE-HEAD LIMITED 5.00 1.00 3.50

MELON SEED LIMITED 1.50 0.40 1.00

POMFRETS SCARCE 7.00 5.00 6.30

GRAOUPAS NORMAL ' 7-50 4.50 6.00

YELLOW CROAKER SCARCE 5.50 3.10 4.00

SUPPLIES'AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF LOCALLY PRODUCED VEGETABLES

CVMO CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET)

TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY WHOLESALE PRICE

HIGH LOW MODE

FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.60 0.50 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 0.80 0.30 0.50

CHINESE LETTUCE LIMITED 1.20 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH LIMITED 0.50 0.10 0.30

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.60 0.80 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 1.60 0.40 1.20

SPRING ONION SPINACH LIMITED 1.80 0.50 1.00

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.80 2.20 3.00

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.00 0.30 0.70

CHINESE SPINACH LIMITED 0.80 0.20 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 4.50 2.50 3.20

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CONTENTS • PAGE NO.

SEMINAR TO DISCUSS RESULTS OF WATER POLLUTION SURVEY 1 NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS TO BE INTRODUCED IN KOWLOON 2

WARNING AGAINST OVER-STORAGE OF WATER ................... 3

WATER SITUATION REPORT..................................  3

HOUSING DEPARTMENT TO BUILD A NEW AND BETTER LICENSED

AREA IN SHA TIN ......................................... 4

FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE IN SAU MAU PING................... 4

SURVEY ON CHILDREN IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ............  5

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS TRAINING COURSE-. GETS

BETTER RESPONSE FROM INDUSTRY..........................   6

NEW JETTY FOR SHA TIN FISHERMEN.......................... 6

RADIO AND TV ARTISTES TO SELL LOTTERY TICKETS ........... 7

HOLIDAY POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS ............................. 7

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1974

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SEMINAR TO DISCUSS RESULTS OF WATER POLLUTION SURVEY

OVER TWO-TH IRDS OF HONQ KONG’S STREAMS POLLUTED ft ft ft ft ft ft

SOME 400 TEACHERS AND PUPILS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A SEMINAR ON OCTOBER 5 TO MARK THE CONCLUSION OF A WATER POLLUTION SURVEY OF FRESHWATER STREAMS IN HONQ KONG, KOWLOON AND THE HEU TERRITORIES.

THE SURVEY WAS CARRIED OUT BY 18,440 PUPILS FROM 125 SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN MID-1973* IT WAS INITIATED BY THE CONSERVANCY ASSOCIATION AND THE SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS Tc-ACHERS’ ASSOCIATION, FINANCED BY CALTEX OIL HOHQ KONQ LIMITED AND CONDUCTED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY: +THE CHILDREN WERE ENTHUSIASTIC OVER .THEIR INVESTIGATION WORK AND COVERED ALMOST EXACTLY ONE-THIRD OF HONQ KONQ’S TOTAL LAND AREA.

+EVEN STREAMS IN REMOTE DISTRICTS OF THE HEU TERRITORIES

WERE COVERED.+

HE EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THIS WORTHWHILE ACTIVITY HAD HELPED TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS, ESPECIALLY BY YOUNG PEOPLE, OF THE NEED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN HONQ KONQ.

THE SURVEY WAS CARRIED OUT BY SC4OOL PARTIES WITH THE AID OF SIMPLE TESTING KITS COMPRISING CHEMICALS, TEST TUBES AND INSTRUCTIONAL BOOKLETS WITH ILLUSTRATIONS. THE REPORTS SENT IN BY THESE SCHOOL PARTIES WERE CAREFULLf STUDIED AND PROCESSED BY TWO HONQ KONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS UNDIR THE GUIDANCE OF HR. TERRY ALLSOP, A SCIENCE EDUCATOR, AND DR. I.J. HODQKISS, A BIOLOGIST, BOTH OF THE UNIVERSITY.

THE COMPUTER-ANALYSED RESULTS OF THE SURVEY WERE PUT IN A BRIEF REPORT ENTITLED ’’CLEAN WATER” BY DR. HODQKISS.

THIS REPORT HAS BEEN PRINTED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO PEOPLE ATTENDING THE SEMINAR.

HR. ALLSOP WILL EXPLAIN HOW THE RESULTS WERE ANALYSED AND HOW THE FINDINGS OF THE BRIEF REPORT SHOU J) BE INTERPRETED.

OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR WIJL EE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS), MR. ARTHUR BROUN, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSERVANCY ASSOCIATION, DR. L.K. DINQ.

THE REPORT SHOWS THAT MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF HONQ KONG’S STREAMS APPEAR TO BE POLLUTED TO SOME EXTENT AS SHOWN BY THE USE OF BIOLOGICAL INDICATOR-ORGANISMS.

+EVEN THE RESULTS INDICATING RELATIVELY CLEAN STREAMS OFTEN CONTAINED MENTION OF VISIBLE SIGNS OF POLLUTION BY REFUSE, LITTER, DEAD CHICKEN, ETC., WHICH MIC.HT IN TH 2 FUTURE BUILD UP TO AMOUNTS WHICH WILL RESULT IN POLLUTION OF EVE THESE CLEAN STREAMS.*

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THESE RESULTS, THE REPORT POINTED OUT, AGREED CLOSELY WITH THE RESULTS OF A POLLUTION STUDY CARRIED OUT IN THE NORTH-WESTERN AREA OF THE NEU TERRITORIES BY GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS*

THE REPORT CONTAINS SEVEN HAPS PREPARED BY THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT*

FIVE OF THESE MAPS SHOW THE DISTRIBUTION AND PERCENTAGE OCCURANCE OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF INDICATOR-ORGANISMS* ANOTHER MAP PINPOINTS THE LEVEL OF POLLUTION AT THE AREAS SURVEYED. THE SEVENTH MAP PRESENTS A SUMMARY PICTURE OF THE STREAM POLLUTION IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEU TERRITORIES.

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ROTE TO EDITORS:

COPIES OF THE REPORT ARE DISTRIBUTED SEPARATELY IN THE G.I.S. PRESS BOXES THIS AFTERNOON*

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE SEMINAR ON OCTOBER 5 COVERED. IT WILL BE Hc.LD AT THt. KOWLOON TRUE LIGHT G1RLSfCOLLEGE, 54 A, WATERLOO ROAD, KOWLOON, FROM 10.30 A.M* TO ABOUT 12 NOON.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KOWLOON

NEU TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED NEXT WEEK IN TWEED ROAD AND PERTH STREET IN KOWLOON TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

STARTING, AT 10 A.M. ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 30), TWEED ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHEAST FROM GULLANE ROAD TO PERTH STREET, WHILE PERTH STREET WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHWEST BETWEEN TWEED ROAD AND GULLANE ROAD.

AT THE SAME TIME, MOTOR VEHICLES USED BY LEARNER DRIVERS UNDER INSTRUCTION WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER HONG LEE ROAD AND HIU MING STREET IN KUUN TONG, KOWLOON.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED.

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WARNING AGAINST OVER-STORAGE OF WATER ft ft ft ft ft ft

ACCORDING TO REPORTS RECEIVED, MANY PEOPLE ARE OVER-REACTING TO THE PRESENT WATER RESTRICTIONS. THERE ARE INSTANCES OF HOUSEHOLDERS STORING LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER FOR DOMESTIC USE DESPITE THE FACT THAT NORMAL SUPPLY IS AVAILABLE FROM 6 A.M. TO 10 P.M.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT TODAY THAT SUCH STORAGE MAY ONLY BECOME NECESSARY AT THE END OF OCTOBER, WHEN THE SUPPLY WILL BE RESTRICTED TO FOUR HOURS DAILY.

+AS LONG AS PEOPLE HAVE A SMALL SUPPLY OF DRINKING WATER, AND REMEMBER TO TAKE THEIR BATH OR CLEAN THEIR TEETH BEFORE 10 O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING IT SHOULD NOT BE NECESSARY, AT THIS STAGE, TO FILL BUCKETS AND STORAGE PA ILS,+ HE ADDED.

+APPARENTLY THERE HAVE BEEN CASES OF AMAHS FILLING BATHS AND BUCKETS OVERNIGHT, ONLY TO THROW IT OUT IN THE MORNING.*

HE QUOTED THE CASE OF ONE UNFORTUNATE MAN WHO GOT HOME AT 7.50 IN THE, EVENING, ATTEMPTED TO TAKE A SHOWER AND FOUND HE HAD NO WATER AT ALL.

ON INVESTIGATION HE DISCOVERED HIS NEIGHBOURS BUSY FILLING BATHS AND BASINS FOR OVER-NIGHT STORAGE AND THEREBY REDUCING WATER PRESSURE IN THE BUILDING TO SUCH AN EXTENT THAT WATER WAS NOT REACHING HIS TAPS.

+MOST OF THIS WATER WILL BE UNUSED AND SO WILL BE THROWN OUT,* THE SPOKESMAN COMMENTED, +1T IS UP TO HOUSEHOLDERS TO INSTRUCT SERVANTS ON POINTS LIKE THIS.*

HE STRESSED THAT NEEDLESS AND WASTED STORAGE DEPLETED WATER RESERVES TO THE EXTENT THAT HOPED-FOR SAVINGS WERE APPRECIABLY OFFSET.

+IF THIS WASTAGE PERSISTS, IT COULD BECOME NECESSARY TO IMPOSE EVEN STRICTER MEASURES THAN WE ARE NOW CONTEMPLATING,*

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WATER SITUATION REPORT ft ft ft ft ft

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 A.M.

TODAY (SATURDAY) STOOD AT 34,932 HILL IC N GALLONS, REPRESENTING 51.9 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF €7.300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 65,845 EILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING'S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS £6,883 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,273 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE'S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 53.2 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

NO RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,372.7 MM C54.04 IN).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANDS AT 1,973.5 MM (77*70 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 30.5 PER CENT.

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NEW AND BETTER LICENSED AREA FOR SHA TIN

If 3f If If If If

THE HOUS INQ DEPARTMENT IS TO BUILD A NEW LICENSED AREA WITH PART-BUILT STRUCTURES AT TAI WAI, SHATIN.

CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT THREE MONTHS.

THE PROVISION OF THE IMPROVED-TYPE LICENSED AREA IS PART OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT'S PLAN TO GIVE A BETTER AND HORE HABITABLE ENVIRONMENT TO TEMPORARY RESIDENTS IN FUTURE LICENSED AREAS.

TENANTS MOVING IN NEED ONLY PARTITION THEIR ALLOCATED ACCOMMODATION WITHIN THESE STRUCTURES. THIS IS A DEPARTURE FROM THE TRADITIONAL LICENSED AREA WHERE TENANTS NEED TO PUT UP THEIR OWN HUTS.

THEY WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED WITH BOTH ELECTRICITY AND WATER SUPPLY.

BEFORE LAUNCHING THE FULL PROGRAMME, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT OPERATED A PILOT SCHEME WITH PART-BUILT STRUCTURES IN YAN OI LAST YEAR AND LATER EXTENDED TO HO MAN TIN WHICH WERE HIGHLY PRAISED BY THE TENANTS AS WELL AS LOCAL AND FOREIGN VISITORS.

THE FIRST OF THIS NEW TYPE OF LICENSED AREA IS BEING BUILT AT PING SHEK.

WORK ON THREE OTHER NEW LICENSED AREAS IN KOWLOON BAY IS PLANNED TO START SOON.

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FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE IN SAU MAU PING If If If If If *

THE UNIT OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT'S FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE IN LAM TIN HOUSING ESTATE HANDLING CASES IN SAU MAU PING AND NEARBY AREAS, WILL BE MOVING INTO NEU PREMISES NEXT WEEK.

FROM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, IT WILL OPERATE MAU PING (2ND) ESTATE WELFARE BUILDING AND WILL AS THE SAU MAU PING FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE. ITS WILL BE : -

3-353578 (SUPERVISORS

3-353602 (INTAKE AND CASEWORKER5S AND

3-353842 (CASEWORKERS).

OUT OF THE SAU THEN BE KNOWN TELEPHONE NUMBERS

THE UNIT’S OPERATIONAL AREA WILL THEN COyER THE DISTRICT NORTH Or JUNK BAY ROAD (FROM JUNK BAY ROAD TO HONG NING ROAD) INCLUDING THE SAU HAU PING ESTATE, KUUN TONG ESTATE, THE KUUN TONG URBAN AREAS EAST OF KWUN TONG ROAD AND RENNIES HILL.

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SURVEY ON CHILDREN IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ft ft ft ft ft )r

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICE IN WONG TAI SIN ARE CONDUCTING A SURVEY ON CHILDREN, AGED BETWEEN 12 AND 14, IN THE AREA WHO ARE NEITHER WORKING NOR ATTENDING SCHOOL.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SURVEY ARE:

ft TO ESTIMATE THE NUMBER OF SUCH CHILDREN IN WONG TAI SIN=

ft TO FIND OUT THE SOCIAL CAUSES OF THEIR PROBLEMS AND THE SOCIAL NEEDS OF THESE CHILDREN, AND

ft TO ASSESS THE OVERALL IMPORTANCE OF THE PROBLEM

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE CHONG TAI SIN) SAID: +THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT HAS ASSISTED IN THE PLANNING OF THIS SURVEY AND IN THE CHOICE OF THE SAMPLES.

+THE RANDOM SAMPLING SURVEY COVERS ABOUT 16 PER CENT OF THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING HOUSEHOLDS IN THE DISTRICT, OR 14,500 LIVING QUARTERS.+

THE SURVEY IS DIVIDED INTO TWO PHASES. IN PHASE 1, WHICH HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED, PART-TIME STAFF OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE CHONG TAI SIN) AND VOLUNTEERS MOBILISED BY THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICE COMBED THE AREA TO FIND OUT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO ARE NEITHER ' AT WORK NOR IN SCHOOL.

THE CHILDREN LOCATED IN PHASE 1 OF THE SURVEY WILL BE RE-VISITED DURING THE SECOND PHASE FOR MORE DETAILS.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, A SIMILAR SURVEY HAS CONDUCTED IN MA CHAI HANG, A SQUATTER AREA, USING ABOUT 60 VOLUNTEERS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICE.

OUT OF THE 16 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION THERE VISITED, ABOUT 190 CHILDREN, WHO WERE NEITHER WORKING NOR ATTENDING SCHOOL, WERE LOCATED.

THESE CHILDREN WILL BE VISITED AGAIN IN PHASE 2 OF THE SURVEY WHICH HAS JUST BEGUN.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SURVEY AND OTHER SOURCES WOULD BE CROSS-CHECKED AND ANALYSED.

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THE FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY, HE ADDED, WOULD BE VERY USEFUL IN THE PLANNING OF SERVICES FOR THESE UNFORTUNATE CHILDREN.

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS TRAINING COURSE BETTER RESPONSE FROM INDUSTRY ft ft ft ft ft ft

TWENTY-FOUR +STUDENTS+ FROM 21 DIFFERENT INDUSTRIAL FIRMS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAVE ENROLLED IN AN INTENSIVE TRAINING COURSE FOR INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS WHICH STARTS NEXT WEEK.

THIS IS A BIG INCREASE ON THE 14 STUDENTS UHO TOOK PART IN THE FIRST COURSE ORGANISED EARLIER THIS YEAR BY THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

THE COURSE, WHICH OPENS AT THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICE ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, HAS BEEN ARRANGED OVER 12 WEEKS, WITH THE PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING EVERY SECOND WEEK SO THEY CAN RETURN TO THEIR JOBS ON THE ALTERNATE WEEKS.

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH EXPERTS FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT THE COURSE, ASSISTED BY GUEST LECTURERS FROM THE LEGAL AND MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND PRIVATE INDUSTRY.

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICER DIPLOMAS WILL BE AWARDED TO PARTICIPANTS WHO PASS AN EXAMINATION AT THE END OF THE COURSE. '

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING OFFICER, MR. NICK CARTER, SAID TODAY HE WAS PLEASED BY THE IMPROVED RESPONSE OF INDUSTRY TO THE COURSE.

HE SAID THE ENROLMENT REPRESENTED A WIDE CROSS-SECT ION OF INDUSTRY. THE BUILDING INDUSTRY WILL HAVE FOUR REPRESENTATIVES ON THE COURSE INCLUDING MR. TONY NG, THE NEWLY-APPO1NTED SAFETY LIAISON OFFICER OF THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION.

+ALL THE COMPANIES AND DEPARTMENTS WHO HAVE ENROLLED PEOPLE ARE TO BE CONGRATULATED, ESPECIALLY THOSE UHO ARE SENDING MORE THAN ONE PERSON+. HR. CARTER SAID.

+1T IS GOOD TO SEE THESE EMPLOYERS ACCEPTING THEIR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCIDENT PREVENTION BY THEIR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THIS COURSE.+

+THE ROLE OF A PROPERLY TRAINED INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICER BACKED BY MANAGEMENT COMMITTED TO ACCIDENT PREVENTION WILL PAY DIVIDENDS IN SAVING MONtY AND TIME - TO SAY NOTHING OF THE RELIEF OF UNNECESSARY HUNAN SUFFERING WHICH IS THE AFTERMATH OF NEARLY ALL ACC1DENTS.+

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NEW JETTY FOR SHA TIN FISHERMEN ft ft ft ft ft

A WOODEN JETTY IS TO BE BUILT AT AH KUNG KOK IN SHA TIN TO PROVIDE BETTER LANDING FACILITIES FOR THE 200-ODD BOAT SQUATTERS IN THE AREA.

THE SQUATTERS, MOST OF THEM FISHERMEN, WERE RESITED TO THE AREA FROM THEIR FORMER HOMES NEAR THE OLD SHA TIN FLOATING RESTAURANT SITE, IN CONNECTION WITH CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

A WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM HAS ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED IN

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RADIO AND TV ARTISTES TO SELL LOTTERY TICKETS

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ARTISTES FROM THREE RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS WILL HELP SELL TICKETS OF THE TENTH GOVERNMENT LOTTERY AT STATUE SQUARE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 30) BETWEEN 5 P.M. AND 6 P.M.

THEY ARE MISS WAN FONG LING AND MISS TSUI MEI MUI OF COMMERCIAL RADJO= MISS KIMMY GOT AND MR. WONG SIU KEUNQ OF RADIO HONG KONG AND MISS MANOR CHAN AND MR. WU FUNG OF R.T.V.

THE DRAW OF WINNING NUMBERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE OCEAN TERMINAL MAIN CONCOURSE AT 4 P.M. ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8.

UP TO 12 NOON TODAY, THE NUMBER OF TICKETS SOLD FOR THE CURRENT LOTTERY REACHED 408,000. •

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* HOLIDAY POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS

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THERE WILL BE NO MAIL DELIVERY ON TUESDAY (OCTOBER 1), WHICH IS A GENERAL HOLIDAY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE POST OFFICE SAID THAT ALL POST OFFICES WOULD BE CLOSED ON THAT DAY.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30^ 1974

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NEW GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR TEXTILE EXPORTS ............... 1

DIRECTOR ANSWERS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY STAFF.................................... e. 2

LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S ROLE IN AIR POLLUTION CONTROL 3

LINGUISTS TO HOLD ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS

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NEW TRAFFIC REGULATIONS TO COME INTO EFFECT FROM TOMORROW................................................ x

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

SUNDAY, CZPTECCZn 29, 1974

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NEV GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR TEXTILE EXPORTS ft ft ft ft ft ft

NEW GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR HONG KONG'S IJULTI-MILL ION DOLLAR TEXTILE EXPORTS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED UNDER SEPARATE TRADE AGREEMENTS WITH THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA.

BOTH AGREEMENTS COME INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 1 TO REPLACE EXISTING ARRANGEMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN RENEGOTIATED UNDER THE HEW ARRANGEMENT COVERING INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TEXTILES.

THE NEU THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES - HONG KONG'S MAJOR MARKET FOR TEXTILES - PROVIDES A COMPREHENSIVE AMD INTER-LINKING ARRANGEMENT GOVERNING THE EXPORT GF HONG KONG-MADE COTTON, MAN-MADE FIBRE ATO WOOL TEXTILES TO TEE U.S.

THE AGGREGATE LIMIT HAS DEEN RAISED FROM 792 MILLION TO 835

MILLION EQUIVALENT SQUARE YARDS, ATO THIS WILL INCREASE DY JUST OVER SIX PER CENT ANNUALLY TO REACH 943 MILLION EQUIVALENT SQUARE YARDS BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER, 1977, UKEN THE AGREEMENT EXPIRES.

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THE AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. RELATES TO FOUR GROUPS OF TEXTILE PRODUCTS - YARN AND FABRICS, GARMENTS, MADE-UPS ATO MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, AND WOOL PRODUCTS.

WITHIN THE YARNS AND FABRICS ATO APPAREL GROUPS CERTAIN PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE ITEMS HAVE BEEN GIVEN SPECIFIC LIMITS.

BUT FOR THE OTHER ITEMS THERE IS FULL INTER-FIBRE FLEXIBILITY

SO THAT COMPANIES CAN USE THEIR QUOTA FOR PRODUCTS EITHER OF COTTON OR MAN-MADE FIBRE, DEPENDING ON THE PATTERN OF DEMAND.

THIS FULL INTER-FIBRE FLEXIBILITY IS KOT POSSIBLE UNDER

EXISTING ARRANGEMENTS BECAUSE COTTON AMD MAN-MADE FlDRE TEXTILES ARE SUBJECT TO DIFFERENT SETS OF ARRANGEMENTS.

OTHER FLEXIBILITY PROVISIONS IN MIE EXISTING ARRANGEMENTS HAVE

BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE NEU AGREEMENT ATO ITOROVED UPON.

THE NEW AGREEMENT WITH CANADA WHX REMOVE VIRTUALLY ALL

RESTRICTIONS OH HONG KONG'S TEXTILE EXPORTS. FROM OCTOBER 1 EXISTING QUANTITATIVE RESTRAINTS UILL DE LIFTED ON COTTON YARN, COTTON TERRY TOUELS AND CERTAIN TYPES OF WOVEN CLOUSES AND TROUSERS.

THE SOLE REMAINING ITEM UNDER LIMITATION UILL DE MEN'S , ‘

TAILORED SHIRTS. THIS RESTRAINT IS DUE TO EXPIRE ON NOVEMBER 29, HOUEVER, AND IT IS HOPED THAT NO FURTHER QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS WILL DE IMPOSED BEYOND THIS DATE.

IN PLACE OF EXISTING RESTRAINT ARRANGEMENTS, THE COMMERCE AND

INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT UILL EXTEND ITS SURVEILLANCE MEASURES SO AS TO PROVIDE AH ACCURATE FORWARD PICTURE OF EXPORT TRENDS FOR BOTH THE CANADIAN AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS.

THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A

HEAVY SCHEDULE OF TRADE NEGOTIATIONS SINCE THE'HEU ARRANGEMENT ON

WORLD TRADE IN TEXTILES CAME INTO FORCE ON JANUARY 1 THIS YEAR.

NEW ARRANGEMENTS COVERING HONG KONG'S TEXTILE EXPORTS ARE

ALREADY IN FORCE WITH SWEDEN, NORWAY, AUSTRALIA ATO AUSTRIA.

CONSULTATIONS U1TH THc EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY HAVE YET TO TAKE PLACE.

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RICE CONTROL SCHEME

DIRECTOR ANSWERS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY STAFF ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft ft

MR. DAVID JORDAN, DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE ARD INDUSTRY, WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S RICE CONTROL SCHEME, HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT.

+REPORTS HAVE APPEARED IM SOME NEWSPAPERS SUGGESTING THAT OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTHENT HAVE ACCUSED RICE MERCHANTS OF PROVIDING FALSE RETURNS WITH THE INTENTION OF ’BLACKMAILING* THEM. THE REPORT ALSO STATED THAT THE 1CAC WAS INVESTIGATING THESE ALLEGATIONS ARD TAPPING THE HOME AND OFFICE TELEPHONES OF THE OFFICERS CONCERNED.

+1 DO NOT KNOW WHETHER THE ICAC IS TAKING ANY SUCH ACTION BUT I DO KNOW THAT IF THESE OFFICERS DID KOT CHECK IMPORTERS’ RETURNS AND ASK THEM TO EXPLAIN ANY DISCREPANCIES IN THE FIGURES THEY WOULD BE FAILING IN THEIR DUTY.

+IF ANY RICE IMPORTER HAS ANY COMPLAINT TO MAKE ABOUT THE ACTIONS OF ANY OFFICER OF THIS DEPARTMENT HE CAN HAKE HIS COMPLAINT DIRECT TO ME, AT ANY TIME.

+NO ONE HAS MADE ANY SUCH COMPLAINT TO KE OR TO ANY SENIOR OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT.

+AT THE SAME TIME, I SHOULD SAY THAT I BELIEVE THAT THE OFFICERS CONCERNED ARE DOING THEIR DUTY IN A CONSCIENTIOUS MANNER AND THAT I HAVE RO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE ACTING IMPROPERLY IN ANY UAY.

+IN ANY CASE, I PERSONALLY TAKE ALL THE MAJOR DECISIONS INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION OF THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME. KO ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST ANYONE IN THE TRADE, WHATEVER THE ALLEGATION THAT HAY DE HADE, WITHOUT liY PERSONAL APPROVAL.

+FINALLY, I SHOULD SAY THAT IT IS THE VERY OFFICERS AGAINST WHOM THESE ANONYMOUS ALLEGATIONS ARE MOW HADE, WHO HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE MEASURES THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAS TAKEN, SINCE THE EARLY ROUTHS GF THIS YEAR, TO ASSURE THE PUBLIC OF THEIR SUPPLIES OF RICE, TO PREVENT SPECULATION ARD PROFITEERING AND TO CONTROL PRICES AND PROFITS.+

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LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S ROLE IN AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

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ON A CLEAR DAY, A TOURIST ONCE REMARKED, YOU CAN STAND ON THE PEAK AND ALMOST SEE KOWLOON - THANKS TO THE INDUSTRIAL SMOG-

NOWADAYS, ON A CLEAR DAY, YOU CAN ALMOST SEE FOREVER, AND THAT’S DUE IN LARGE MEASURE TO A SMALL BUT HIGHLY-TRAINED BAND OF POLLUTION FIGHTERS TUCKED AWAY ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL UNIT OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, (SET UP ONLY THREE—AND—A-HALF YEARS AGO,) IS A RELATIVE NEW COMER IN GOVERNMENT RANKS, BUT ITS IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT HAS BEEN PLAIN TO SEE.

FOR THE SCEPTICS WHO RAISE A DISBELIEVING EYEBROW, THE UNIT PRODUCES STATISTICS TO SHOW THAT THE PUBLIC IS BEING SHIELDED FROM THE WORST EFFECTS OF AIRBORNE POLLUTION CREATED BY INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL FUEL BURNING PLANTS AND DIRTY INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES.

THE UNIT IS HEADED BY DAVID NEWBURY, A HIGHLY-QUALIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER APPOINTED IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR.

HE TOOK OVER AT A TIME WHEN THE UNIT WAS IN A FLURRY OF ACTIVITY WITH THE DECLARATION OF THE CHEUNG SHA WAN-SHUM SHUI PO DISTRICT AS A SMOKE CONTROL AREA. i

SINCE THEN, THE COMBINED AREA OF YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN AND > THE WHOLE OF HONG KONG ISLAND HAVE ALSO BEEN DECLARED SMOKE CONTROL AREAS, PROMPTING CONSERVATIONISTS TO PREDICT THAT IT WILL +ONLY BE A MATTER OF TIME+ BEFORE ALL HONG KONG CONES UNDER THE OFFICIAL CONTROL OF THE CLEAN AIR ORDINANCE.

, THIS WOULD MAKE THE UNIT’S JOB CONSIDERABLY EASIER. IN ' OFFICIALLY-DECLARED SMOKE CONTROL AREAS, THE UNIT’S 11 SMOKE INSPECTORS HAVE THE POWER TO ACT ALONE IN PROSECUTING PERSISTENT OFFENDERS.

OUTSIDE THESE AREAS, THE INSPECTORS MUST NOT ONLY HAVE THE NECESSARY SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE OF EXCESSIVE SMOKE EMISSION, BUT ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC HAKE A FORMAL COMPLAINT IN COURT.

< THIS IS NOT ALWAYS AS EASY AS IT MAY SOUND.

+IN ANY CASE,+ SAYS MR. NEWBURY, +OUR POLICY SO FAR HAS BEEN ONE OF PERSUASION RATHER THAN PROSECUTION.

♦THIS MIGHT NOT WORK IN OTHER SOCIETIES - PEOPLE IN SOME OTHER PLACES WOULD WALK ALL OVER YOU - BUT WE HAVE FOUND IT VERY EFFECTIVE IN HONG KONG.

+WE FIND THAT IF WE EXPLAIN WHAT IS REQUIRED AND PUT THE WHOLE PROBLEM IN PROPER PERSPECTIVE, THEN PEOPLE ARE PREPARED TO CO-OPERATE.

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♦ IN THE LAST THREE YEARS OR SO UE HAVE HAD 09 PROSECUTIONS.

WE COULD HAVE HAD 1,000 IF WE HAD GONE AT IT LIKE A DULL AT A GATE. BUT UE COULD HAVE FINISHED UP WITH A TOTAL LACK OF CO-OPERATION FROM INDUSTRY Afa) COLlf"ERCE.

+SO WHEN WE PROSECUTE, IT’S USUALLY BECAUSE THE OFFENDER HAS SINNED BY COMMISSION RATHER THAN OMISSION.*

HE POINTS OUT THAT AMONG THE 89 PROSECUTIONS IS A 10 TO 15

PER CENT HARD CORE OF PERSISTENT OFFENDERS - +FOLLUT1ON RECIDIVISTS*, MR. NEWBURY CALLS THEM.

ONE RESTAURATEUR, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS BEEN TAKEN TO COURT SEVEN TIMES. +1 WOULD SAY THAT WE HAVE MOPE PROBLEMS WITH RESTAURANTS THAN ANYTHING ELSE,* SAYS MR. NEWBURY. <

THE CLEAN AIR ORDINANCE, WHICH THE UNIT ADMINISTERS, WAS FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1959. BUT IT HAS BEEN REVISED AND AMENDED SEVERAL TINES SINCE TO GIVE IT SHARPER +TEETH+. BROADLY SPEAKING, TIE ORDINANCE STRICTLY LIMITS THE VOLUME OF DARK SMOKE COMING FROM ANY ESTABLISHMENT ARD CARRIES A FINE OF UP TO $2,000.

THE ORDINANCE DOES NOT COVER OTHER FORMS OF AIR POLLUTION, SUCH AS VEHICLE EXHAUST FUMES.

THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL UNIT SEES ITS ROLE AS AN EDUCATIONAL ONE AS MUCH AS ANYTHING ELSE, AND HR. NEWBURY ESTIMATES THAT HORE THAN HALF ITS OPERATIONS ARE DEVOTED TO THIS END.

THE SMOKE INSPECTORS - ALL HIGHLY QUALIFIED IN SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND ENGLISH AS WELL AS BEING PUT THROUGH A DEMANDING 12-HONTH IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE - L’CRK ALONE OR IN PAIRS, MAKING DAILY VISITS TO INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL UNDERTAKINGS, ADVISING,CAJOLING. EXPLAINING. AS WELL AS FOLLOWING UP COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

AND TWO OR THREE TIMES A MONTH, THE INSPECTORS ARE FORMED INTO +FLY1NG SQUADS* TO TAKE SPECIAL SMOKE READINGS, USUSALLY IN AREAS WHERE IT IS SUSPECTED THAT POLLUTERS ARE DISREGARDING THE LAW.

+THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT HONG KONG COULD HAVE FACED A VERY SERIOUS POLLUTION PROBLEM IF THE COVETNMENT HAD KOT DECIDED TO SET UP THE UNIT,* SAYS MR. KEUDURY.

♦KHUN TONG HAD REALLY GOT GOING AND UAS SWEEPING POLLUTION ALL OVER KOWLOON AND VICTORIA.*

HOWEVER, THE UNIT HAS BEEN SUCESSFUL IN STOPPING THIS VERY SERIOUS TREND - AS THE FIGURES SHOU.

IN THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS, THE AMOUNT OF POLLUTIONPRODUCING FUEL BURNT IN RONG KONG “ T.IAT IS SULPHUR-BEARING OIL FUEL - HAS INCREASED IN TONNAGE B" 30 PER CENT.

BUT IN THE SAME PERIOD, THE RECORDED GROUND LEVEL CONCENTRATIONS OF SULPHUR DIOXIDE HAS FALLEN BY 11 PMR CENT.

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THE UNIT'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME IS CLEARLY PAYING DIVIDENDS AS MORE AND MORE BUSINESSMEN SEEK HELP AO GUIDANCE.

MR. NEWBURY ESTIMATES +CONSERVATIVELY+ THAT THE UNIT’S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME HAS CUT BY FIVE TO 10 PER CENT THE AMOUNT OF FUEL USED BY HONG KONG INDUSTRY AID COMMERCE.

+ IF YOU LOOK AT IT IN TERMS OF MONEY ALONE, THIS IS QUITE AN ACHIEVEMENT,* HE SAYS.

+HONG KONG'S ANNUAL FUEL BILL IS $500 MILLION. A FIVE PER CENT REDUCTION MEANS A SAVING OF $25 MILLION.

+1F IT WASN'T FOR THE UNIT, WE UCULD ALL HAVE TO PAY THAT $25 MILLION.*

MR. NEWBURY ADMITS THAT GENERALLY SPEAKING, HONG KONG'S." IKDUSTRIAL ISTS ARE KOT PARTICULARLY ENVIRONMENT-CONSCIOUS. BUT BY TALKING TO THEM IN THE LANGUAGE THEY KNOW EEST *- PROFITABILITY -THAT UNIT HAS WON A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF CO-CFERATION AND QOODUILL IN A VERY SHORT TIME.

THERE IS A DEGREE OF IRONY IN THIS. A FEW YEARS ACO THE STRONGEST OPPOSITION TO TOUGH POLLUTION CONTROL CAME FROM INDUSTRIALISTS WHO FEARED IT WOULD COST THEM DEARLY.

THINGS HAVE CHANGED A GREAT DEAL SINCE THEN, AS MR. NEWBURY TESTIFIES WITH THE STORY OF ONE BIG FACTORY OUISR UHO CAME TO THE UNIT RECENTLY SEEKING ADVICE ON HOU HE COULD REDUCE THE SMOKE POLLUTION BEING CAUSED DY HIS FACTORY.

AN AIR POLLUTION CONTROL UNIT TEAM MADE A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION AND CAME UP WITH RECOMMENDATIONS THAT KOT ONLY SOLVED HIS POLLUTION PROBLEM, DUT SLICED HIS FUEL DILL DY 28 PER CENT -SIMPLY DY IMPLEMENTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL METHODS WHICH IS CERTAINLY A PAINLESS WAY OF HELPING MAKE HONG KONG A CLEARER PLACE IN WHICH TO LIVE.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

r:n. john harden, chairman of the advisory committee on ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION (EPC0M3, MR. DAVID NEWBURY ARD OFFICERS OF THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL UNIT WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE GIS CIKEMA, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, AT 12 KOON ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 23, TO COINCIDE WITH THE COMING INTO FORCE OF THE DECLARATION OF ALL HONG KONG ISLAND (INCLUDING AP Li CMAU3 AS A SMOKE CONTROL ZONE. THE SUBJECT UILL BE : INDUSTRIAL AIR POLLUTION CONTROL IN HOKG KONG - TOE PAST, THE PRESENT ARD TOE FUTURE.

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INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTS TO HOLD ENGLISH EXAMS IN DECEMBER ft ft ft ft ft

THE INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTS IS TO HOLD ITS ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS FOR CHINESE STUDENTS BETUEEN DECEMBER 2 AMD 6.

THE EXAMINATIONS ARE FOR STUDENTS BETWEEN PRELIMINARY AND INTERMEDIATE LEVELS. THERE MILL BE ND EXAMINATION AT THE FINAL LEVEL IN DECEMBER.

ENTRY FEES HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED DUE TO THE INCREASES INTRODUCED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTS.

THE ENTRY FEES FOR THE WHOLE EXAMINATION RANGE FROM $65 FOR PRIMARY LEVEL TO $125 FOR INTERMED IATE LEVEL, WHILE THE FEES FOR ONE OR TWO PARTS RANGE FROM $40 TO $75.

ONE CONDITION OF ENTRY IS THAT THE CANDIDATE MUST BE AVAILABLE FOR THE ORAL TESTS AT A TIME TO BE SPECIFIED ON ANY DAY BETUEEN NOVEMBER 25 AND DECEMBER 14.

ENTRY FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE EXAMINATIONS DIVISION, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393 CANTON ROAD, 10Til FLOOR, KOWLOON FROM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 19'4.

COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS, TOGETHER WITH PROOF OF IDENTITY CHONG KONG IDENTITY CARD/PASSPORT) AND TOO RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE APPLICANT CSIZE 2-1/2,,X2,‘) MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS, BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 4 PcM. FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO OCTOBER 4, 1974.

CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED THAT NO LATE ENTRIES CAN EE ACCEPTED AND THAT ALL FEES MUST BE PAID CIN CASH OR DY CHEQUE) ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 0, 1974 TO THE ACCOUNTS OFFICE, EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS DIVISION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 11TH FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FOLLOWING ENACTMENT OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC (DRIVING LICENCES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1974, CHANGES IN RESPECT OF THE RENEWAL DATE OF DRIVING LICENCES AND THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF IENEUAL UILL COME INTO EFFECT FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY).

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT HITHERTO, IF A PERSON RENEWED HIS DRIVING LICENCE BEFORE IT EXPIRED, RENEWAL RAN FROM THE DATE OF RENEWAL AND NOT FROM THE DATE OF EXPIRY.

+THIS WAS IN CONTRAST TO A SIMILAR PROVISION FOR VEHICLE LICENCES WHERE RENEWAL RUNS FROM THE DATE OF EXPIRY, AND THIS MEANT THAT THE PRUDENT DRIVER WHO RENEWED HIS LICENCE IN ADVANCE WAS PENALISED BY HAVING THE RENEWAL DATE PUT BACK. IT WAS UNFAIR AND, FOR THAT REASON, AMENDMENTS WERE MADE TO THE REGULATIONS.*

NOW, A DRIVING LICENCE MAY BE RENEWED UP TO FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE DATE OF EXPIRY AND UP TO 15 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF EXPIRY, WITH RENEWAL IN BOTH CASES RUNNING FROM THE DATE OF EXPIRY.

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MONDAY. SEPTEMBER JO, 1974.

CONTENTS PACE NO.

JAPANESE RITES TO MARK START OF WORK ON TUEN MUN ROAD 1

ROAD SAFETY PAINTING COMPETITION FOR 1975 CALENDAR 2

FIELD WORKERS — THE MOST IMPORTANT SOCIAL WORK PERSONNEL IN ANY SOCIAL WELFARE SETTING ................. J

WATER STORAGE SITUATION REPORT.............••••••••»••• 4

ISSUE OF LAMINATED DRIVING LICENCES BEGINS .............  4

DAILY GUIDE TO WHOLESALE PRICES AND SUPPLY OF BASIC FOOD COMMODITIES .

Issued by. Government Information Services, Beaconsfield House, Hong Kong. Tel: 5-233191

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1974

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AQE-OLD JAPANESE RITES TO MARK START OF WORK ON TUEN MUN ROAD » » » * M- » ~

A 1,000-YEAR-OLD SHINTO CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE ON A HILLSIDE NEAR TSING LUNG TAU ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 2> TO MARK THE OFFICIAL START OF CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE 9-1/2-MILE TUEN HUN ROAD PROJECT.

QUEST OF HONOUR AT THE CEREMONY, UHICH HAS BEEN ARRANGED BY THE JAPANESE FIRM CARRYING OUT THE MAIN CONTRACT WORK, WILL BE THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, MR. WILLIAM BELL.

HE WILL JOIN THE HEAD OF THE COMPANY, MR. JINICHl MAKITA, PRESIDENT OF KUMAGAI GUMI, IN A RITUAL WITH CONSECRATED TOOLS TO BRING THE BLESSING OF THE GODS ON THE PROJECT.

MR. BELL WILL BE GIVEN A BLESSED HOE WITH WHICH TO TURN THE EARTH ON A SMALL SYMBOLIC MOUND. HR. MAKITA WILL DO LIKEWISE WITH A SIMILARLY CWSECRATED : SPADE. A THIRD LEADING PARTICIPANT WILL BE A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CONSULTANTS, SCOTT WILSON KIRKPATRICK AND PARTNERS, WHO W(LL USE A SACRED SICKLE TO TRIM A SYMBOLIC SHRUB PLANTED ON THE MOUND.

MR. MAKITA, WHO IS CHAIRMAN OF KUMAGAI GUMI (H.K.) LTD. as well as Heading the parent firm in japan, is flying from TOKYO SPECIALLY FOR THE CEREMONY.

ALSO TAKING PART WILL BE A GROUP OF KIMONO-CLAD JAPANESE GIRLS, WHO WILL GREET GUESTS BY PURIFYING THEIR HANDS WITH A SPRINKLING OF 'CONSECRATED WATER.

THE FINAL FEATURE OF THE OCCASION WILL BE THE DETONATION OF AN EXPLOSIVE CHARGE ON THE LINE OF THE FIRST CARRIAGEWAY OF THE FUTURE SIX-LANE HIGHWAY TO CLEAR ROCKS AND EARTH FOR THE START OF CONSTRUCTION.

THE PROJECT, STAGE 1 OF THE TUEN MUN ROAD, IS A KEY PART IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWNS OF TUEN MUN AND TSUEN WAN, WHICH THE ROAD WILL LINK. INTERNATIONAL TENDERS WERE INVITED FOR THE CONTRACT, WHICH AT $222 MILLION IS THE LARGEST SINGLE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT EVER HANDLED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S HIGHWAYS OFFICE.

STAGE I OF THE WORK COMPRISES THE FIRST THREE LANES — OR ONE CARRIAGEWAY — OF THE HIGHWAY, INCLUDING 16 MAJOR BRIDGES. ABOUT FOUR MILLION CUBIC METRES OF MATERIAL WILL BE EXCAVATED, AND DREDGERS ARE ALREADY AT WORK IN TAI LAM CHUNG BAY ON PREPARATORY OPERATIONS FOR A CAUSEWAY SECTION OF THE ROAD. THE FIRST STAGE WILL BE COMPLETED IN 1977.

THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED ON JUNE 10. SINCE THEN THE CONTRACTOR'S STAFF AND THE SUPERVISING ENGINEERS OF THE CONSULTANTS AND OF P.W.D. HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK ORGANISING RESOURCES AND MATERIALS AND PREPARING THE INITIAL WORK SITES.

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THE WEATHER HAS BEEN GENERALLY GOOD AND THESE PREPARATIONS HAVE GONE WELL. AS A P.W.D. SPOKESMAN PUT IT: +WE*VE COME UP TO THE START LINE IN GOOD SHAPE, AND WE’RE KEEN TO GET OFF OUR MARKS.+

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE CEREMONY WHICH STARTS AT 3 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY. TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE THE CAR PARK OUTSIDE THE MAIN RECEPTION LOBBY ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF MURRAY BUILDING AT 1.J0 P.M.

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ROAD SAFETY PAINTING COMPETITION it it it it it it

A ROAD SAFETY PAINTING COMPETITION IS BEING HELD BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF SELECTING SUITABLE . PICTURES FOR PRODUCING A CALENDAR FOR THE YEAR 1975-

THE CALENDAR, IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH, IS DESIGNED TO REMIND THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF ROAD SAFETY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IT WILL BE MADE UP OF TWELVE PICTURES SELECTED FROM THE ENTRIES IN THE COMPETITION.

THE THEME OF THE COMPETITION IS +THINK WHEN YOU CROSS AND THINK WHEN YOU DRIVE+. ENTRIES MAY EITHER DEPICT THE THEME OF CROSSING OR DRIVING OR OF BOTH. THE PICTURES MAY BE PAINTED IN ANY MEDIUM AND STYLE AND THERE IS NO RESTRICTION ON THE NUMBER OF COLOURS USED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID PREFERENCE WOULD BE GIVEN TO PICTURES STRONGLY SUGGESTIVE OF THE SEASONS IN WHICH THE TRAFFIC SCENES ARE SET, FOR EXAMPLE, TRAFFIC TO THE BEACHES IN THE SUMMER MONTHS OR TRAFFIC SCENES RELATED TO ANY FESTIVAL OR TRAFFIC IN THE RAIN.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO PRIMARY SCHOOL AND SECONDARY SCHOOL SECTIONS AND THERE WILL BE SIX FIRST PRIZES OF $200 FOR EACH.

ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED BY A PANEL OF WELL-KNOWN ARTISTS AND ART EDUCATORS.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SEND IN THE ENTRIES FOR THEIR STUDENTS TO THE CULTURAL CRAFTS OFFICE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 18.

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THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, TODAY DESCRIBED FIELD WORKERS AS THE MOST IMPORTANT SOCIAL WORK PERSONNEL IN ANY SOCIAL WELFARE SETTING.

HE SAID THE FIELD WORKER, OR +FRONT-LINE WORKER+ AS THEY ARE ALSO KNOWN, ARE THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY RENDERING DIRECT SERVICE OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER TO THE CLIENTS.

ON TOP OF THIS +THEIR DAY-TO-DAY CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC ENABLES THEM TO BECOME EXCEPTIONALLY WELL CONVERSANT WITH THE RAPIDLY CHANGING SOCIAL CONDITIONS AT THE GRASS ROOT LEVEL. AS A RESULT, THEIR FEEDBACK OR INVOLVEMENT WILL BE INVALUABLE TO ANY SOCIAL POLICYMAKERS OR PLANNERS,* HE SAID.

MR. LEE WAS SPEAKING AT THE ORIENTATION DAY OF THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING FOR THIS YEAR'S 75 NEW STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE TWO-YEAR COURSE LEADING TO A CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL WORK. \

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HE NOTED THAT ONE OF THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE INSTITUTE, WHICH WAS SET UP FOLLOWING A STUDY OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING OF SOCIAL WORK THREE YEARS AGO, WAS TO TRAIN +FRONT LINE* SOCIAL WORKERS WITH PRACTICAL AND LOCAL EMPHASIS.

ALSO ADDRESSING THE GATHERING WAS MR. L.B. MACQUARRIE, THE PRINCIPAL, WHO SAID THAT 1,000 APPLICATIONS HAD BEEN RECEIVED, BUT ONLY 75 COULD BE SELECTED.

HE TOLD THE NEW STUDENTS : +YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH A RATHER DIFFICULT SELECTION PROCESS WHICH HAS INVOLVED A FORMAL APPLICATION, AN ENTRANCE EXAMINATION AND INDIVIDUAL SELECTION INTERVIEWS. YOU MAY AT TIMES HAVE THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS RATHER A RIGOROUS SCREENING PROCESS, BUT WE DID WANT TO BE CAREFUL AND DO OUR BEST TO SELECT CANDIDATES WE FELT COULD BECOME GOOD SOCIAL WORKERS.*

MR. MACQUARRIE ALSO THANKED THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS WHO HAD VOLUNTEERED THEIR SHORT SUMMER VACATION TO HELP WITH REGISTERING AND WELCOMING THE NEW STUDENTS, REORGANISING THE INSTITUTE'S LIBRARY AND ASSISTING IN MANY OTHER WAYS.

THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING WAS SET UP LAST OCTOBER UNDER THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE IN HONG KONG- WITH THIS YEAR'S INTAKE IT NOW HAS 125 STUDENTS UNDER TRAINING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

---------------- COPIES OF MR. LEE'S AND MR.. MACQUARRIE'S SPEECHES ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE G-l.S. NEWS ROOM, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

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WATER SITUATION REPORT » » X X »

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 AM TODAY CMONDAY) STOOD AT 34,596 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 51.4 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 65,637 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING'S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 26,622 MILLION GALLONS, COMPARED WITH 50,143 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAT LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE'S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 52.7 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

NO RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 AM TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,372.7 MM <54.04 JH).

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 STANpS AT 1,988.3 mm <78.28 IN), REPRESENTING A SHORTFALL OF 31.0 PER CENT.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY STARTED ISSUING THE NEW LAMINATED CARD TYPE OF DRIVING LICENCES.

FOR THE TIME BEING, THE NEW LICENCES ARE BEING ISSUED ONLY ON FIRST ISSUE OR RENEWAL.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID : + IT WILL TAKE TIME TO CONVERT ALL BOOKLET LICENCES BECAUSE THERE ARE OVER 450,000 LICENCE HOLDERS.

+LATER WHEN EXTRA STAFF IS AVAILABLE, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE. TO REPLACE THE OLD LICENCES BEFORE THE DATE OF RENEWAL FOR ANYONE WHO WISHES TO HAVE A NEW TYPE LICENCE. MOTORISTS WILL BE INFORMED WHEN OLD LICENCES CAN BE REPLACED.♦

THE NEW-STYLE DRIVING LICENCE, THE SIZE OF AN IDENTITY CARD, IS EASIER TO CARRY. IT IS LAMINATED TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF FRAUD AND DAMAGE.

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CONSUMER ADVISORY SERVICE * ft * * ft ft

THE FOLLOWING PRICES WERE REALISED TODAY CMONDAY} AT SALE UNDER THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME AND AT THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION WHOLESALE MARKET AT CHEUNG .SHA WAN, KOWLOONj

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF RICE

AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

GRADE OF RICE OF SUPPLY AVERAGE

CHINA RICE

SEE MEV S.C. JIEN PO NQAi CHU CHO THAI RICE 100« WHOLE 10-15% BROKENS A1 : SUPER EXTRA A1 s SUPER WHOLE GLUTINOUS GOOD 2.02 GOOD 1.86 GOOD GOOD GOOD 1.82 GOOD 1.74 GOOD 1.70 GOOD 1.45 good 1.75

U.S. RICE GOOD 1.92

AUSTRALIAN RICE GOOD i ' . 1.82

PAKISTAN RICE TAIWAN RICE good GOOD

SUPPLIES AND WHOLESALE PRICES OF SWINE

CALL SOURCES}

AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLY - GOOD

WHOLESALE PRICES OF PORK C$/PICUL-LIVE WEIGHT} - 320 CAVERAGE}

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AVAILABILITY WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY)

SPEC IES OF SUPPLY HIGH LOW KODE

| GOLDEN THREAD LIMITED 4.00 2.60 3.50

BIG-EYES LIMITED 2.00 1.70 2.20

J SQUID SCARCE 4.00 1.40 3.00

j HAIR-TAILS SCARCE 0.00 0.40 0.60

LIZARD FISHES LIMITED 1.00 0.40 0.70

CROAKERS SCARCE • ' 0.00 0.40 0.60

CONQER-PIKE-EELS SCARCE 2.90 2.20 2.50

MELON COAT SCARCE 1.20 0.75 1.00

BREAMS SCARCE 5.3O 1.Q0 4.00

YELLOW BELLY LIMITED 1.40 0.90 1.10 I

MACKERELS SCARCE 4.50 1.20 2.30 1

RED QOAT FISH SCARCE <0.70 0.30 0.40 '

FORK-TAIL < ^0 SAI F '

HORSE-HEAD LIMITED 5.50 3.80 4.20

I MELON SEED KO SALE

POMFRETS LIMITED 6.50 5.50 5.80

GAROUPAS LIMITED 8.00 7.00 7.60

YELLOW CROAKER - KO SALE

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TYPE OF VEGETABLE AVAILABILITY OF WHOLESALE PRICE C$/CATTY>

SUPPLY HIGH LOU KODE

LX J - 1 h'l 4 ... 1 FLOWERING CABBAGE LIMITED 1.80 0.50 1.20

WHITE CABBAGE NORMAL 0.80 0*30 0.50

CHINESE LETTUCE NORMAL 1.20 0.40 0.80

WATER SPINACH LIMITED 0.50 -0.10 0.30 ,

CHINESE KALE LIMITED 1.80 0.60 1.20

STRING BEANS LIMITED 1.60 0.30 1.00 *

SPRING ONION NORMAL 1.80 0.40 1.20

SPINACH

WATER CRESS SCARCE 3.80 2.00 3.20

LEAF MUSTARD CABBAGE LIMITED 1.60 0.40 1.00

CHINESE SPINACH NORMAL 0.80 0.20 0.50

TOMATO SCARCE 4.00 2.00 3.00 I I I

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