Daily Information Bulletin - 1970s - 1975 - JUN - ENG

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

SUMDAY, JUNE 1, 1975

MORE PUBLIC TRANSPORT COMMUTERS RECORDED LAST YEAR is « if n h n

THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS USING BUSES AND TRAMS DURING 1974 WENT UP BY OVER 11 PER CENT WHILE THE AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC FLOWS RELATED TO ALL VEHICLES SHOWED A GENERAL DOWNWARD TREND OVER THE PRECEDING YEAR.

THIS IS REVEALED IN THE 1974 ANNUAL TRAFFIC CENSUS, WHICH WAS TABLED AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THE CENSUS, MADE BY THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT SURVEY DIVISION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, ALSO SHOWED THE FIRST DROP OF 4.0 PER CENT IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED VEHICLES SINCE 1947.

LAST YEAR, 329 MILLION PASSENGERS USED THE DUS AND TRAM SERVICES ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 11 PER CENT MORE THAN IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR, WHILE THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY CARRIED 565 MILLION PASSENGERS - 14.4 PER CENT MORE THAN THAT IN 1973.

ON THE OTHER HAND, REDUCTIONS IM TRAFFIC FLOWS, WERE WITNESSED IN MORE LOCATIONS BY TRAFFIC COUNTING STATIONS DURING THE YEAR. *

OUT OF A TOTAL OF 321 TRAFFIC COUNTING STATIONS, 181 (56 PER CENT) RECORDED REDUCTIONS AS COMPARED WITH 34 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR. AMONG THIS 56 PER CENT, 31 STATIONS REGISTERED FIRST DROP IN TRAFFIC FLOWS SINCE INSTALLATION.

ON TRAFFIC FLOWS ON A ZONE BASIS, 10 OUT OF A TOTAL OF 15 CORDONS AND SCREENLINES RECORDED A DECREASE IN AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC FLOWS TO VARYING EXTENT. GENERALLY, THE REDUCTIONS WERE GREATER IN KOWLOON THAN OH HONG KONG ISLAND.

ACCORDING TO THE TRAFFIC CENSUS, THE CORDONS ENCLOSING THE BUSY CENTRAL AND MONG KOK DISTRICTS SHOWED A 3 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT DECREASE RESPECTIVELY.

DURING THE YEAR, THE HIGHEST AVERAGE DAILY TRAFFIC ON HONG KONG ISLAND OCCURRED ON GLOUCESTER ROAD WITH 72,340 VEHICLES PER DAY. IN KOWLOON, THE HIGHEST FLOW WAS 114,170 VEHICLES PER DAY ON PRINCE EDWARD ROAD NEAR CHOI HUNG ROAD, WHILE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE MAXIMUM OF 44,710 VEHICLES PER DAY OCCURRED ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR TEXACO ROAD.

REGISTERED VEHICLES AT YEAR END TOTALLED 193,601 - A DECREASE OF 4.8 PER CENT FROM THAT FOR 1973. THE DROP WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE DECREASE IN PRIVATE CAR REGISTRATIONS FROM 129,651 TO 119,273.

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

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SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1975

ON CROSS-HARBOUR TRAFFIC, THE CENSUS SHOWED THAT THE AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY CARRIED 130 MILLION PASSENGERS, CENT DROP COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS YEAR, WHILE THE STAfi FERRY COMPANY CARRIED 51 MILLION PASSENGERS OR 4 PER CENT LESS THAN THAT IN 1973.

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HOWEVER, TUNNEL DUSES, CROSS-4 IARDOUR U.8 PER CENT

THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS CARRIED BY THE CROSS-HARBOUR WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR 25,4 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL PASSENGER VOLUME, REACHED A RECORD OF 67.5 MILLION -HIGHER THAN THAT IN 1973.

0.- THE iOlAL 10 MILLION CROSS-HARBOUR VEHICULAR TRIPS, WHICH WERE 8,3 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT FOR 1973, 79,3 PER CENT WFRE MADE VIA THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WITH THE REMAINING 20,7 PER CENT CARRIED DY THE HONG KOHS AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY,

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ANOTHER 6,300 TENANTS OF LOWER SHEK KIP MEI ESTATE WILL SOON HAVE THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS GREATLY IMPROVED.

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THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT IS NOW READY TO LAUNCH ANOTHER PHASE OF ITS REHOUSING SCHEME WHICH HAS ALREADY PROVIDED BETTER ACCOMMODATION FOR 22,000 ESTATE TENANTS,

THE DEPARTMENT WILL SEND OUT EXPLANATORY LETTERS TOMORROW (MONDAY) GIVING DETAILS OF THE SCHEME TO THE AFFECTED TENANTS.

STAFF OF ITS REDEVELOPMENT DIVISION WILL BE VISITING THEM IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO EXPLAIN THE PROJECT AND TO OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE.

THE 6,300 TENANTS WHO COME FROM BLOCKS 11, 12 AND 13 OF

THE ESTATE WILL BE RE-HOUSED IN EITHER BLOCK 12 OR 13 OF UPPER PAK TIN ESTATE. A LIMITED NUMBER OF FLATS IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE CONVERTED SHEK KIP MEI ESTATE,

FOR THEIR CONVENIENCE, STAFF OF THE RE-HOUSING UNIT AT UPPER PAK TIN ESTATE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HELP ANYONE WHO HAS DIFFICULTIES IN FILLING IN THE VOLUNTARY APPLICATION FORM ATTACHED TO THE EXPLANATORY LETTER,

BESIDES THE TENANTS, OPERATORS OF 62 SHOPS AND 29 WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE REHOUSING OPERATION, DETAILS AFFECTING THEM ARE NOW BEING FINALISED AND THEY WILL BE DUELY INFORMED AT A LATER DATE.

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT’S REHOUSING PROJECT WAS LAUNCHED IN OCTOBER, 1972 AND IS NOW IN ITS FOURTH PHASE, THOSE WHO WERE RE-ACCOMMODATED HAVE MOVED EITHER TO UPPER PAK TIN ESTATE OR -TO THE SIX RENOVATED BLOCKS AT THE CONVERTED SHEK KIP ME! ESTATE.


DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1975. *

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TUEN MUN ROAD IN NEW TERRITORIES BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE .......................................... 1

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO DISCUSS NOISE POLLUTION . 3

PRE-WAR BUILDING IN KOWLOON DECLARED DANGEROUS . 4

.OUR-DAY WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION STARTS TOMORROW ....................................... 5

TOTAL WATER STORAGE NOW 91 PER CENT OF TOTAL STORAGE CAPACITY .............................   5

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

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1975

TUEN MUN ROAD TAKING SHAPE

THE MULT I-MILL I ON-DOLLAR TUEN MUN ROAD, WHICH WILL PROVIDE A FAST MOTOR FREEWAY BETWEEN TUEN MUN AND TSUEN WAN, IS BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE.

WORK ON THE 15-KILOMETRE HIGHWAY, DESIGNED TO CATER FOR THE LARGE VOLUME OF TRAFFIC EXPECTED WITH THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TWO SATELLITE TOWNS, BEGAN JUST OVER SIX MONTHS AGO AND IS PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY AND ON SCHEDULE. PRELIMINARY WORK ON NEARLY HALF ITS LENGTH HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S HIGHWAYS OFFICE, ABOUT ONE QUARTER OF THE CUTTING WORK, 15 PER CENT OF FILLING WORK AND SIX PER CENT OF BRIDGE WORK ARE NOW FINISHED. AS FOR THE MARINE WORK AT TAI LAM CHUNG BAY WHERE THE ROAD WILL CROSS THE BAY, DREDGING WORK IS VIRTUALLY READY.

TUEN MUN ROAD WILL BE A DUAL THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY, WITH 16 MAJOR BRIDGES SPANNING STEEP HILLSIDES AND TWO GRADESEPARATED INTERCHANGES. AT SHAM TSENG AND TAI LAM CHUNG.

STAGE ONE OF THE PROJECT, WHICH WILL TAKE 34 MONTHS TO COMPLETE, COMPRISES THE CONSTRUCTION OF ONE OF THE TWO CARRIAGEWAYS, 16 BRIDGES AND THE TWO INTERCHANGES.

THE 3222 MILLION CONTRACT, AWARDED TO A JAPANESE COMPANY, IS THE LARGEST SINGLE CONTRACT EVER LET BY THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE.

CONSTRUCTION WORK OFFICIALLY STARTED LAST OCTOBER, MARKED BY A 1,COO-YEAR-OLD SHINTO CEREMONY PERFORMED BY JAPANESE PRIESTS.

TWO THIRDS OF THE CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EARTHWORK — THAT IS, CUTTING AND FILLING — WHEREAS THE REMAINING THIRD IS STRUCTURAL WORK, WHICH IS THE BUILDING OF BRIDGES AND OTHER CONCRETE STRUCTURES.

THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE WHOLE LENGTH OF TUEN MUN ROAD RUNNING FROM CHAI WAN KOK AT TSUEN WAN TO CASTLE PEAK BAY AT TUEN MUN IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN FIVE SECTIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY.

MAJOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES OF THE ROAD ARE AT SECTIONS I AND II, RUNNING FROM CHAI WAN KOK TO TSI NG LUNG TAU. THESE FEATURES INCLUDE SEVERAL MAIN FLYOVERS, BOX STRUCTURES FOR PEDESTRIANS AND WATER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS.

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THE MAIN STRUCTURE TO BE BUILT AT SECTION IV IS A 7OO-METRE CAUSEWAY CROSSING TAI LAM CHUNG BAY. IT INVOLVES DREDGING AND RECLAMATION OF A SECTION OF SEABED NEAR TAI LAM CHUNG. A FLYOVER JUNCTION WILL BE BUILT AT THE WESTERN END OF THE CAUSEWAY.

APPROACHING THE EASTERN END OF THE CAUSEWAY, THE EXISTING CASTIE PEAK ROAD WILL BE REALIGNED ONTO A RECLAIMED EMBANKMENT STRETCHING SOME 400 METRES AROUND BROTHERS POINT.

SECTION III AND V ARE MAINLY DEVOTED TO CUTTING AND FILLING OF HILLS AND HILLSIDES. WORK ON THESE TWO SECTIONS IS PROGRESSING AND THE HIGHWAY HAS BEGUN TO TAKE SHAPE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID ABOUT FOUR MILLION CUBIC METRES OF MATERIALS WILL EVENTUALLY BE EXCAVATED, INCLUDING THE REMOVAL BY DREDGING FROM TAI LAM CHUNG BAY OF OVER HALF A MILLION CUBIC METRES.

HE SAID MORE THAN 850,000 CUBIC METRES OF HARD AND SOFT MATERIALS HAVE SO FAR BEEN EXCAVATED AND NEARLY 500,000 CUBIC METRES OF MATERIALS HAVE BEEN USED FOR FILLING. WORK OF IHIS BIG PROJECT WAS CARRIED OUT WITH THE LEAST INTERFERENCE TO TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THE EXISTING CASTLE PEAK ROAD, HE ADDED. ■

ONE SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE CONSTRUCTION WORK IS THAT REINFORCED CONCRETE BLOCKS, PRE-CAST BEAMS AND CONCRETE NEEDED ARE MANUFACTURED ON VARIOUS SITES OF EACH SECTION SO THAT THE PROBLEM OF TRANSPORTING MATERIALS IS SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED.

TRANSPORTATION OF SOIL AND ROCK IS ALSO CARRIED OUT BY LIGHTERS TRAVELLING ALONG THE SHORE AND THEN DY LORRIES TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE VIA TWO TEMPORARY BRIDGES SET UP AT BROTHERS POINT AND SIU LAM.

ONE OF THE BRIDGES ON THE HIGHWAY — THE SHAM TSENG BRIDGE — WILL BE CONSTRUCTED UNDER A SEPARATE CONTRACT. TENDERS FOR THIS PROJECT WILL BE CALLED LATER THIS YEAR. THIS BRIDGE WILL EVENTUALLY BE CONNECTED TO THE MAIN HIGHWAY.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT MOTORISTS WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL ALONG THE NEW TUEN MUN ROAD AROUND MID-1977.

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GOVT FACES HEAVY QUESTIONING SESSION AT LEGCO.MEETING n « n h x

A WIDE VARIETY OF SUBJECTS OF COMMUNITY INTEREST WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING THE LEG I SI AT IVE COUNCIL SITTING ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE A).

ONE OF THE HAIN TOPICS INCLUDES AN ADJOURNMENT DEBATE ON NOISE POLLUTION TO BE RAISED BY THE HON. HILTON CIIEONG-LEEN.

UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS WILL ASK 15 QUESTIONS RELATING, AMONG OTHERS, TO THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, CONTROL OF SEX OFFENCES AND TRIAD GANGS, MEDICAL FACILITIES, NEW TERRITORIES TAXI LICENCES AN) IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA.

THE FIRST QUESTION ON THE AGENDA WILL BE RAISED BY DR. THE HO?'., HARRY FANG WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT APPROACHES HAVE BEEN MAD;? TO HIE UNITED NATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE, DOTH FINANCIALLY C D FOR FINAL RESETTLEMENT, FOR THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN long kong.

DR. FANG WILL ALSO QUERY THE GOVERNMENT ABOUT ITS PLANS FOR ADMISSION OF PATIENTS INTO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL.

THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER, DR. THE HON. CHUNG SZE-YUEN, WILL ASK WHETHER IT IS POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE ROYAL VISIT COMMEMORATIVE GOLD CO (NS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED BUT ARE UNLIKELY TO RECEIVE ONE DECAUSE DEMAND FAR EXCEEDS THE SUPPLY.

THE HON. MISS KO SIU-WAH WILL ASK WHETHER STRICTER LEGISLATION WILL BE INTRODUCED TO DEAL MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH SEX OFFENDERS.

SHE WILL ALSO QUERY THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTIONS IN REGARD TO THE ISSUE OF N.T. TAXI LICENCES.

THE HON. LO TAK-SHING WILL ASK FOR A DETAILED STATEMENT AS TO WHAT CONSIDERATION WAS GIVEN TO THE INTERESTS OF THOSE AFFECTED OWNERS OF ADJACENT PREMISES BY THE DECLARATION OF HAWKER PERMITTED AREAS AND TO TRAFFIC FLOW IN SUCH AREAS.

THE HON. JAMES WU WILL ASK FOR AN ASSURANCE THAT ALL REPORTS AND COMPLAINTS OF EXTORTION AND INTIMIDATION BY TRIADS OR OTHER GANGS ARE FULLY INVESTIGATED AND DEALT WITH DY THE POLICE. HE WILL ALSO ASK WHAT ACTION IS BEING TAKEN TO PROTECT TENANTS OF NEW TENEMENT BUILDINGS WHO WISH TO DECORATE OR MAKE ALTERATIONS TO THEIR FLATS, FROM EXTORTION GANGS.

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THE HON. HILTON CHEONG-LEEN WILL ASK WHEN THE TARGET OF ONE ■JCAL CLINIC PER 6,000 RESIDENTS IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES T. LE ACHIEVED. HE WILL ALSO ASK FOR FIGURES OF LEGAL ..MIGRANTS FROM CHINA.

THE HON. PETER WILLIAMS WILL ASK ABOUT THE EFFECTS THE tii.'-' TARY CUTS HAVE HAD ON THE AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE AND WHETHER Th_ut- MIGnT LEAD TO A DETERIORATION OF LAW AND ORDER.

T iON. MRS. JOYCE SYMONS WILL ASK THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE * DIATE STEPS TO PROVIDE A PROPERLY MARKED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING .( SCHOOL CHILDREN AT THE JUNCTION OF ARGYLE STREET/WATERLOO RuAD/'RINCESS MARGARET ROAD. SHE WILL ALSO ASK WHEN THE DOUBLE ri OVER AT THE JUNCTION WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC.

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PRE-WAR BUILDING DECLARED DANGEROUS

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THE THREE-STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDING AT NO. 1003 CANTON ROAD. KOWLOON, IS LIABLE TO BECOME DANGEROUS, ACCORDING TO THE BUILDING AUTHORITY.

IN A STATEMENT, THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID TODAY THE BUILDING HAD BEEN FULLY INVESTIGATED FOLLOWING THE RECENT COLLAPSE OF PART OF THE KITCHEN BLOCK ROOF OF THE ADJACENT NOS. 999 AND 1001 CANTON ROAD, WHICH HAD LED TO THE EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF BOTH OF THOSE BUILDINGS.

NO. 1003 WAS FOUND TO HAVE SEVERE FRACTURES IN THE LOADBEARING BRICK FLANK WALL ABUTTING NO. 1001 CANTON ROAD AND THERE IS OUTWARD MOVEMENT OF BOTH ITS FRONT VERANDAHS AND REAR KITCHEN BLOCK. IN ADDITION MANY OF THE FLOOR AND ROOF TIMBERS ARE DECAYED, HE SAID.

AS NO. 1003 CANTON ROAD CANNOT THUS SAFELY WITHSTAND THE DEMOLITION OF THE ADJACENT NOS. 999 AND 1001 CANTON ROAD IT IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER. THE APPLICATION WILL BE MADE AT KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT AT 9830 A.M. ON JUNE 27, 1975.

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NOTE TO EDITORS;

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A FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP ON LOCAL LITERATURE AND SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION DEGINS TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE LADY TRENCH TRAINING CENTRE AT 44 Ol KWAN ROAD, MANCHA I (NEAR THE MORRISON SWIMMING POOL).

THE WORKSHOP IS ORGANISED DY SOCIAL WORK EDUCATORS OF THE SOCIAL WORK TRAINING INSTITUTION AND THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, WILL MAKE THE OPENING SPEECH AT 10 A.M.

THE THEME CHOSEN FOR THE WORKSHOP IS ’INSIGHTS INTO IDENTITY’ AND THE FORMAT WILL CONSIST OF TALKS AND SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION.

YOUARE INVITED TO HAVE THE OPENING CEREMONY COVERED. COPIES OF MR. LEE’S SPEECH IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE WILL DE AVAILABLE THROUGH G.I.S. TOMORROW.

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WEEKLY WATER SITUATION REPORT « « K K « ft

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS WAS 61,356 MILLION GALLONS AS AT 9 A.M. THIS (MONDAY) MORNING, REPRESENTING 91.2 PER CENT OF THE FULL STORAGE CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE TOTAL STORAGE WAS 34,896 MILLION GALLONS.

PLOVER COVE RESERVOIR ALONE CONTAINED 45,846 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 90.8 PER CENT OF ITS TOTAL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS. THIS MORNING’S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE COMPARES WITH 28,007 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR.

A TOTAL OF 15.7 MM (0.62 IN) OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY. THIS DR INGS TO 1,085.2 MM (42.72 IN) THE TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR.

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 THIS YEAR IS 588.9 MM (23.19 IN).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1975.

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LABOUR COMMISSIONER OUTLINES FACTORS STUDENTS SHOULD CONSIDER IN CHOOSING A CAREER ................... 1

SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS URGED TO CONCENTRATE ON LOCAL CONDITIONS ............................................. 3

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SETS UP PLACEMENT SERVICE FOR REDUNDANT PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS ...................... 4

MORE WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE TENANTS SETTLE OUTSTANDING RENT BILLS ............................................. 4

ROYAL VISIT PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON ORDER ............. 5

TWENTY FIVE RECRUIT IMMIGRATION OFFICERS GRADUATE ...... 5

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND IN KOWLOON ............................................. 6

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SOCIAL WORK COURSE ............ 6

OFFICIAL OPENING OF IMMIGRATION STAFF QUARTERS ......... 7

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1975

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STUDENTS TOLD’HOW TO CHOOSE A CAREER

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR,.MR. NEIL HENDERSON, TODAY URGED STUDENTS TO TAKE THE LONG-TERM VIEW IN CHOOSING A CATEER — AND NOT SIMPLY TAKE ON THE FIRST WELL-PAID JOB THEY COME ACROSS.

AND HE STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-EVALUATION IN DECIDING ON A CAREER.

MR. HENDERSON WAS OFFICIALLY OPENING A CAREERS SEMINAR AT KEI CHI MIDDLE SCHOOL, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF KWUN TONG AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT FOR 1,300 STUDENTS FROM 19 DISTRICT SCHOOLS.

HE TOLD THE STUDENTS l +ASSESS YOURSELF- ASSESS YOUR ASPIRATIONS- ASSESS YOUR CAPABILITIES- ASSESS THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES- AND THEN AGAIN ASSESS YOURSELF IN RELATION TO THE OPPORTUNITIES.

+IN SUCH SELF-EVALUATION LIES THE ROAD TO WISDOM IN THE CHOICE OF A CAREER.+

MR. HENDERSON POINTED OUT THAT YOUNG PEOPLE TENDED TO ACCEPT THE FIRST WELL-PAYING JOB WITHOUT CAREFUL DELIBERATION ON WHETHER THE JOB WAS CONSISTENT WITH THEIR ASPIRATIONS.

+FRUSTRATION, DISCONTENT AND BOREDOM USUALLY RESULT, SOMETIMES AFFECTING THEIR WHOLE OUTLOOK OF LIFE,+ HE SAID.

HE STRESSED THAT ALTHOUGH THE MATERIAL REWARDS OF A CAREER WERE IMPORTANT,.THEY WERE SELDOM SUFFICIENT COMPENSATION FOR REAL JOB DISSATISFACTION.

+SINCE NORMALLY YOU WILL SPEND AT LEAST HALF YOUR WAKING ADULT LIFE WORKING IT IMPOSES A TREMENDOUS STRAIN IF THAT HALF IS SPENT IN SOMETHING YOU ARE INTENSELY UNHAPPY DO I NG,+ HE SAID. +INEVITABLY YOUR UNHAPPINESS WILL SPILL OVER INTO THE OTHER HALF, THEREBY AFFECTING NOT ONLY YOURSELF BUT YOUR FUTURE WIVES, HUSBANDS AND CHILDREN.

+T0 AVOID THIS POSITION YOU MUST FIND A CAREER WHICH WILL SUSTAIN YOUR INTEREST, AND ONE THAT IS WITHIN YOUR CAPABILITIES.+

MR. HENDERSON TOLD THE STUDENTS THAT HAVING CHECKED THE REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR A CERTAIN CAREER, THEY MIGHT THEN ESTABLISH AN OBJECTIVE TOWARDS WHICH THEY WOULD CHANNEL ALL THEIR EFFORTS AND RESOURCES.

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+0N THE OTHER HAND.+ HE CONTINUED, +YOU MAY DECIDE, AFTER AN ASSESSMENT OF THE RELEVANT FACTORS, TO REMAIN HAPPY WITH A MORE REALISTIC GOAL- THAT IS WITHIN YOUR CAPABILITIES. IT IS A MATTER OF BALANCE, ADJUSTMENT AND CHOICE, ALL OF WHICH REST IN YOUR OWN HANDS.+

THE COMMISSIONER SAID SOME PEOPLE MIGHT WONDER WHAT WAS THE POINT OF TALKING ABOUT CAREERS WHEN JOBS WERE HARD TO COME BY AS HONG KONG HAD BEEN PASSING THROUGH A DIFFICULT PERIOD FROM AN EMPLOYMENT POINT OF VIEW.

+BUT IS IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN WHAT IS TRANSIENT — A PASSING PHASE -- LIKE A POOR EMPLOYMENT SITUATION, AND BETWEEN WHAT IS LIFE-LONG LONG-TERM PERIOD — LIKE A CAREER.

+A POOR JOB MARKET IS SOMETHING THAT LIKE THE CHILL WIND BITES SHARPLY AND THEN BLOWS ITSELF OUT. A CAREER IS THE EVERGREEN PINE TREE WHICH, ONCE ROOTED, CONTINUES TO GROW, HOWEVER BUFFETED BY SUCH WINDS,+ HE SAID.

MR. HENDERSON EMPHASISED THAT THE CHOICE OF A CAREER IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS THAT A PERSON HAD TO MAKE IN LIFE.

+NO MATTER HOW WELL OR POORLY YOU HAVE DONE IN YOUR SCHOOL WORK, HOW RICH OR POOR YOUR FAMILY IS, OR HOW PROSPEROUS OR UNFAVOURABLE THE ECONOMY OF HONG KONG IS, YOU STILL HAVE TO MAKE YOUR CHOICE. AND IT IS YOUR CHOICE, NOBODY CAN TRULY MAKE IT FOR YOU.+

IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS DECISION, ONE NEEDED INFORMATION, NOT JUST ANY BIT OF HEARSAY BUT RELEVANT, COHERENT AND ACCURATE INFORMATION.

IN THIS RESPECT, HE SAID THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE HAD, SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN 1968, BEEN BUSILY ENGAGED IN THE COLLECTION, COMPILATION AND DISSEMINATION OF CAREERS INFORMATION.

ITS REGULAR WORK INCLUDED THE PREPARATION OF CAREERS PAMPHLETS, OCCUPATIONS LEAFLETS AND CAREERS NEWSLETTERS, THE DELIVERY OF CAREERS TALKS TO STUDENTS OF SENIOR FORMS IN SCHOOLS AND THE ORGANISATION OF CAREERS EXHIBITIONS AND SEMINARS.

THE PRESENT FOUR-DAY SEMINAR COMPRISES 15 MORNING LECTURES BY PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT TRADES AND INDUSTRIES, AND AFTERNOON VISITS TO A HOSPITAL, A SHIP-BUILDING COMPANY, A TOWEL MANUFACTURING FACTORY AND SEVERAL ESTABLISHMENTS WITHIN AN INDUSTRIAL BUI LB I NG COMPLEX IN KWUN TONG.

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SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS URGED TO CONCENTRATE ON LOCAL CONDITIONS

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STUDENTS OF SOCIAL WORK IN HONG KONG SHOULD GEAR THEIR THINKING AND IDEAS TO THE LOCAL SITUATION FOR MORE POSITIVE BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, SAID TODAY.

ADDRESSING THE OPENING SESSION OF A FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP ON LOCAL LITERATURE AND SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION AT THE LADY TRENCH TRAINING CENTRE, MR. LEE STRESSED THAT TO BECOME BETTER SOCIAL WORKERS +THEY SHOULD LEARN TO IDENTIFY WITH THE PEOPLE HERE, TO UNDERSTAND THEIR FEELINGS AND PROBLEMS, SO THAT THEY MAY BE BETTER ABLE TO OFFER THEM ASSISTANCE AND HELP IN A REALISTIC WAY.+

HOWEVER, THESE AIMS COULD NOT BE ACHIEVED, HE ADDED, +UNLESS WE HAVE AN INDIGEMISED CURRICULUM AND LOCAL TEACHING MATERIALS FOR OUR STUDENTS.*

IN THIS REGARD, HE HOPED THAT THE WORKSHOP — A CO-OPERATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN SOCIAL WORK TRAINING INSTITUTIONS IN HONG KONG TOWARDS LOCALISATION OF SOCIAL WORK TRAINING CURRICULUM AND TEACHING MATERIAL •— WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES OF SIMILAR PROJECTS TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL.

MR. LEE SAID SOCIAL WORK TRAINING IN HONG KONG WAS STILL VERY MUCH DEPENDENT ON MODELS AND IDEAS DEVELOPED IN THE WEST, PARTICULARLY THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN. +SOCIAL WORK AS A PROFESSION IS RELATIVELY NEW HERE AND SOCIAL WORKERS ARE OFTEN MORE PROFESSIONALLY ORIENTED TO WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WEST THAN IN HONG KONG.+

MR. LEE SAID HE WAS NOT SUGGESTING THAT ALL THINGS FOREIGN SHOULD BE DISPENSED WITH BECAUSE HONG KONG, IN FACT, HAD STILL A LOT TO LEARN IN THE SOCIAL WELFARE FIELD FROM CERTAIN WESTERN COUNTRIES.

+WHAT I AM SUGGESTING IS THAT SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS IN HONG KONG SHOULD BE BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE SURROUNDINGS, WITH HOW THE PEOPLE HERE THINK AND FEEL AND WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PRESSING PROBLEMS WE FIND HERE IN HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

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THE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS SET UP ITS OFFICE ON THE 6TH FLOOR OF THE KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES , 405 NATHAN ROAD.

THE SERVICE IS HEADED BY A SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER, MR. DAVID LEUNG.

ALL ELIGIBLE REDUNDANT TEACHERS IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WHO NEED HELP TO FIND ALTERNATIVE POSTS IN OTHER AIDED PRIMARIES WHERE THERE ARE VACANCIES CAN REGISTER WITH THE SERVICE BETWEEN JUNE 16 AND 30.

MR. LEUNG SAID TODAY : +1 AM CONFIDENT THAT MY SERVICE WILL BE ABLE TO HELP ALL OF THEM.+

THE PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ UNION HAS STATED THAT IT WILL GIVE THE PLACEMENT SERVICE ITS FULL SUPPORT.

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ANOTHER SIX OF THE DISSIDENT FAMILIES OF BLOCK 10 WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE WHO REFUSED TO PAY THEIR RENT, HAVE COME FORWARD TO PAY IN FULL.

THE SIX HAVE COME TO TERMS WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THEM TO SETTLE THEIR ARREARS BY INSTALMENTS.

ONE OF THE SEVEN FAMILIES SERVED WITH A NOTICE TO QUIT LAST WEEK HAS ALSO PAID THE FULL RENT AND AGREED TO SETTLE THE ARREARS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY SAID TODAY THIS WAS A WELCOME GESTURE AND ADDED THAT NO FURTHER ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST THIS FAMILY.

AT PRESENT, 54 OF THE 131 FAMILIES WHO MOVED INTO WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE A YEAR AGO ARE PAYING THEIR FULL RENT.

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ROYAL VISIT PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON ORDER

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A TOTAL OF 1,600 CONTACT PRINTS SHOWING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE RECENT ROYAL VISIT ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT THE GOVERNMENT’S PUBLICATION CENTRE, STAR FERRY CONCOURSE.

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AVAILABLE IN FOUR SIZES i 4” X 5”, 5” X 7”, 8” X 10” AND 12” X 15”. THEY COST SI.50, $6, $10, AND $20 EACH RESPECTIVELY.

THOSE INTERESTED ARE INVITED TO INSPECT THE CONTACTS AND PLACE THEIR ORDERS AT THE CENTRE.

PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE READY FOR COLLECTION ABOUT FIVE DAYS AFTER AN ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED.

SO FAR, MORE THAN 800 PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN ORDERED SINCE THE ROYAL VISIT LAST MONTH.

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TWENTY-FIVE NEW RECRUIT IMMIGRATION OFFICERS WILL TAKE PART IN A PASSING-OUT PARADE AT THE PARADE GROUND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS) IN HAPPY VALLEY ON FRIDAY (JUNE 6) AFTER COMPLETING AN EXTENSIVE TRAINING COURSE.

THE PASSING-OUT GROUP CONSISTS OF 13 IMMIGRATION OFFICERS AND 12 ASSISTANT IMMIGRATION OFFICERS.

MR. M.G. CLARK, COMMISSIONER FOR CANADA IN HONG KONG WILL INSPECT THE PARADE AND PRESENT AWARDS TO THE TOP RECRUITS.

ALSO ON PARADE WILL BE 36 SERVING IMMIGRATION OFFICERS REPRESENTING VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVJTED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE PASSING-OUT OF IMMIGRATION OFFICERS, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT PARADE GROUND, SPORTS ROAD, HAPPY VALLEY, ON FRIDAY (JUNE 6), BEGINNING AT 9.30 A.M.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS « K K K K I!

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT THE SECTION OF CHUNG HOM KOK ROAD BETWEEN THE CHESHIRE HOMES AND THE SEA-SIDE CLIFF WILL EE CLOSED FOR THE NEXT 10 DAYS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT TO ALLOW FOR THE REMOVAL OF DANGEROUS ROCKS NEAR THE ROAD.

MEANWHILE, SEVERAL MINOR CHANGES IN TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS IN KWUN TONG, TSIM SHA TSUI AUD IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

FROM 10 A.M. TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), MOTORISTS IN KWUN TONG WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM YUET WAH STREET INTO HIP WO STREET.

IN TSIM SHA TSUI, TRAFFIC ALONG AUSTIN ROAD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TURN LEFT INTO NATHAN ROAD OR RIGHT INTO PILKEM STREET FROM 10 A.M. ON THURSDAY. THE CHANGES AIM AT IMPROVING PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES AT THE AUSTIN ROAD-NATHAN ROAD JUNCTION AND TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON AUSTIN ROAD BETWEEN NATHAN ROAD AND PILKEM STREET.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, ONLY BUSES AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE AUTHORITY WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER LUK KENG ROAD IN SHA TAU KOK FROM 10 A.M. ON FRIDAY. THE RESTRICTION IS TO BE IMPOSED BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED WIDTH OF THE ROAD.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS OF THE NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS.

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THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM PEOPLE INTERESTED IN TAKING A TWO-YEAR CERTIFICATE COURSE IN SOCIAL WORK.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE INSTITUTE AT 44 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI, AND SHOULD BE RETURNED BY JUNE 21.

APPLICANTS MUST BE AT LEAST 19 YEARS OF AGE ON ADMISSION, BUT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE AGED 21 OR OVER WHO HAVE ACQUIRED SOME PREVIOUS WORKING EXPERIENCE, THOUGH NOT NECESSARILY IN THE SOCIAL WELFARE FIELD.

THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT IS POSSESSION OF A HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION AND CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO PASS AN ENTRANCE EXAMINATION.

TUITION FEE IS $400 A YEAR.

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF IMMIGRATION STAFF QUARTERS

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THE NEW IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT STAFF QUARTERS AT HUNG HOM WILL DE OFFICIALLY OPENED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) BY MRS. J.M. ROWLANDS, WIFE OF THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION.

THE QUARTERS, CONSISTING OF 40 FLATS, ARE THE FIRST FOR IMMIGRATION OFFICERS AND WILL ACCOMMODATE A NUCLEUS OF UNIFORMED STAFF WHO CAN BE CALLED OUT TO DUTY QUICKLY IN THE URBAN AREA IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

THE QUARTERS OCCUPY A 18,500 SQ. FT. SITE OFF SHUN YUNG STREET AND COST $7.3 MILLION TO BUILD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE OCCASION COVERED. THE OPENING CEREMONY STARTS AT 10 A.M. TOMORROW AT 12 SHUN YUNG ROAD, HUNG HOM. TRANSPORT IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO REQUIRE IT. THREE GOVERNMENT VANS WILL LEAVE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PIER AT 9.15 A.M. AND RETURN AFTER THE CEREMONY.

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PUBLIC INVITED TO SUGGEST PRACTICAL WAYS OF COMBATTING NOISE POLLUTION ............................... 1

OVER 44,000 CHINESE IMMIGRANTS ENTERED HONG KONG LEGALLY DURING THE PAST 17 MONTHS ........................ 2

PUBLIC CO-OPERATION VITAL TO HELP POLICE SUSTAIN SUCCESSES AGAINST EXTORTION RACKETS ...................... 3

TAXI SERVICE FOR NEW TERRITORIES PLANNED ................. 4

PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL EXPECTED-TO TAKE IN ITS FIRST

PATIENTS THIS OCTOBER .................................... 5

SUITABLE VACANT PREMISES IN HOUSING ESTATES WILL BE CONVERTED INTO CLINICS ................................... 6

TOUGHER LAWS BEING DRAFTED TO DEAL MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH SEX OFFENDERS ....................................... 6

CUT IN AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE WILL NOT AFFECT LAW

ENFORCEMENT AS REGULAR POLICE FORCE IS FAST EXPANDING ... 7

TWO BILLS COMPLETE PASSAGE THROUGH LEGCO ................. 7

REMINT OF ROYAL VISIT GOLD COIN RULED OUT................. 8

GOVT AND URBAN COUNCIL CONSCIOUS OF INTERESTS OF THOSE AFFECTED BY HAWKER PERMITTED AREAS SCHEME................. 9

PART OF ARGYLE STREET FLYOVER WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC NEXT WEEK ............................................... 10

ADMISSION OF PASSENGERS TO AIRLINES’ LUXURY LOUNGES IS UP TO THE AIRLINES THEMSELVES ........................... 11

NEW PARKING FACILITIES FOR CITY HALL AUDIENCES TO BE STUDIED ................................................. 11

U.K. IN TOUCH WITH UNITED NATIONS OVER VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG ................................... 12

FOUR BUILDINGS DECLARED DANGEROUS ....................... 13

EIGHTY CASES OF VIRAL HEPATITIS REPORTED LAST WEEK ...... 14

’MEET THE MEDIA’ SESSION WITH COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS .......................................... 14

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

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WERE TODAY URGED TO HELP REDUCE EXCESSIVE NOISE IN HONG KONG BY BEING MORE CONSIDERATE AND TO SUGGEST PRACTICAL WAYS OF ABATING NOISE POLLUTION.

THE CALL CAME FROM UNOFFICIAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR THE HON. HILTON CHEONG-LEEN DURING AN ADJOURNMENT DEBATE IN COUNCIL lODAY, /.Lb WAS IMMEDIATELY SUPPORTED BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, THE HON. JAMES ROBSON.

DOTH SPEAKERS FELT THAT A LITTLE CONCERN AND CONSIDERATION BY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALS COULD GO A LONG WAY IN ALLEVIATING NOISE POLLUTION. +THE MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION, IN FACT, RESTS WITH THE PUBLIC THEMSELVES,+ SAID MR. CHEONG-LEEN.

AS A START, MR. ROBSON SAID, +MOTORISTS AND MOTOR CYCLISTS CAN ENSURE THAT THEIR VEHICLES ARE PROPERLY MAINTAINED AND ARE NOT MAKING MORE NOISE THAN THE MANUFACTURER INTENDED= RECORD SHOP PROPRIETORS CAN PLAY THEIR LOUDSPEAKERS AT A MOE-RATE LEVEL AND STILL ADVERTISE THEIR WARES SATISFACTORILY, AND OWNERS OF PREMISES WITH LARGE AIR-CONDITIONING UNITS CAN ENSURE THAT THESE UNITS ARE INSTALLED SO AS NOT TO DISTURB UNDULY NEARBY RESIDENTS.*

MR. ROBSON ALSO CALLED FOR SUPPORT FROM THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND SAID THAT CONSTRUCTION NOISE COULD BE CONSIDERABLY REDUCED BY USING SOUND SUPPRESSED EQUIPMENT WHICH WAS NOW READILY AVAILABLE AND GENERALLY NOT EXPENSIVE.

HOWEVER, BOTH MR. ROBSON AND MR. CHEONG-LEEN AGREED THAT THERE WERE NO EASY SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEM OF NOISE POLLUTION.

MR. CHEONG-LEEN POINTED OUT THAT AT PRESENT THERE WAS NOT MUCH LEGISLATION TO CONTROL EXCESSIVE NOISE AND THE PRESENT LAW was FRAGMENTED AND NOT EASY TO ENFORCE. ENQUIRIES HAD BEEN MADE ABOUT LEGISLATION OVERSEAS AND IN MANY PLACES SIMILAR LEGISLATION WAS EITHER ONLY PARTIALLY ENFORCED OR NOT AT ALL.

MR. CHEONG-LEEN EXPLAINED THAT A SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUllON (EPCOM), OF WHICH HE IS A MEMBER, HAD CATEGORISED THE SOURCES OF NOISE AS FOLLOWS: TRAFFIC, AIRCRAFT, CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, INDUSTRIAL SOURCES, RECREATIONAL AND ADVERTISING SOURCES, AND AIR-CONDITIONERS.

THERE APPEARED TO BE LITTLE HONG KONG COULD DO UNILATERALLY TO ABATE AIRCRAFT NOISE TO ANY SPECTACULAR DEGREE, HE SAID, BUT AIRLINES WERE MAKING INCREASING USE OF THE QUIETER AIRCRAFT BEING MANUFACTURED AND THE BENEFIT OF THE STRICT NOISE STANDARDS IN THE U.S.A. SHOULD MAKE ITSELF FELT IN HONG KONG.

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AS TO TRAFFIC NOISE, EPCOM HAD RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT FOR ENGAGING MORE VEHICLE INSPECTORS AND TO SET UP A VEHICLE INSPECTION CENTRE SO THAT MORE VEHICLES COULD BE CALLED IN AND, IF NECESSARY, THEIR OWNERS REQUIRED TO REMEDY ANY DEFECTS.

IN THE CASE OF CONSTRUCTION NOISE, MR. CHEONG-LEEN SAID HE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE PRESENT DAN ON PILE DRIVING BETWEEN 8 PM AND 6 AM AND ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS WOULD DE EXTENDED TO OTHER CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT — INCLUDING PNEUMATIC DRILLS — AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

EXISTING LEGISLATION ON RECREATIONAL AND ADVERTISING NOISE, HE WENT ON, WAS SKETCHY BUT IN AN ATTEMPT TO DISCOURAGE EXCESSIVE NOISE FROM RECORD SHOPS EPCOM HAD RECOMMENDED THAT THE MAXIMUM FINE BE INCREASED FROM $50 TO $2,000.

AS TO AIR-CONDITIONING NOISE, MR. CHEONG-LEEN REVEALED THAT IT WAS INTENDED TO MAKE IT AN OFFENCE FOR AIR-CONDITIONERS TO MAKE TOO MUCH NOISE.

HE NOTED THAT WORKERS IN INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS WERE ALREADY PROTECTED FROM EXCESSIVE INDUSTRIAL NOISE BY LABOUR REGULATIONS, AND SAID THAT THE INDUSTRIAL HEALTH DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WAS ALWAYS READY TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS OF EXCESSIVE FACTORY NOISE FROM OUTSIDE PEOPLE AFFECTED.

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A TOTAL OF 44,804 CHINESE IMMIGRANTS ENTERED HONG KONG FROM CHINA LEGALLY BETWEEN JANUARY 1 LAST YEAR AND MAY 31 THIS YEAR.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, THE HON.

L.M. DAVIES, IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THIS AFTERNOON IN REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. HILTON CHEONG-LEEN.

MR. DAVIES SAID IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO SAY HOW MANY OF THEM WERE STILL LIVING HERE AS NO RECORDS WERE KEPT OF THE SUBSEQUENT MOVEMENT OF THESE IMMIGRANTS.

HOWEVER, HE SAID, DURING THE SAME PERIOD ABOUT 25,000 PERSONS EMIGRATED LEGALLY FROM HONG KONG.

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EXTORTION VICTIMS URGED TO REPORT TO POLICE a « a « a «

THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, THE HON. LEWIS DAVIES, TODAY GAVE A FIRM ASSURANCE TO THE PUBLIC THAT THE POLICE WILL CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE FULLY ALL REPORTS OF BLACKMAIL AND CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION WHETHER BY TRIADS OR INDIVIDUALS.

AT THE SAME TIME HE CALLED ON MORE VICTIMS TO REPORT BLACKMAIL ATTEMPTS ON THEM SO THAT ACTION COULD BE TAKEN.

MR. DAVIES TOLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THAT THE POLICE HAD BEEN EXTREMELY ACTIVE AGAINST CRIMINAL ELEMENTS TRYING TO EXTORT MONEY OR TERRORISE PEOPLE FOR SO-CALLED SERVICES, AND MUCH OF THE POLICE SUCCESSES AGAINST SUCH ELEMENTS OVER THE PAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS STEMMED FROM GREATER PUBLIC CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE AUTHORITIES AND THE VICTIMS AND WITNESSES.

INCREASED POLICE ACTION WAS CLEARLY INDICATED IN STATISTICS WHICH SHOWED A FOURFOLD INCREASE IN DETECTED CASES AND PROSECUTIONS OF CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION AND A THREEFOLD INCREASE IN DETECTED CASES AND DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF PROSECUTIONS OF BLACKMAIL BETWEEN 1973 AND 1974.

OF THE 773 BLACKMAIL CASES REPORTED TO THE POLICE UP TO MAY 29 THIS YEAR, HE SAID, 561 HAD BEEN DETECTED RESULTING IN 249 PERSONS PROSECUTED. THIS COMPARED WITH 1,612 CASES REPORTED IN 1974 OF WHICH 1,318 WERE DETECTED WITH 468 PERSONS PROSECUTED. THE CORRESPONDING FIGURES FOR 1973 WERE 515 REPORTED, 401 DETECTED AND 246 PROSECUTED.

CRIMINAL INTIMIDATION CASES REPORTED UP TO MAY 29 THIS YEAR NUMBERED 197 OF WHICH 120 WERE DETECTED RESULTING IN 103 PROSECUTIONS. LAST YEAR’S FIGURES WERE 239 REPORTED CASES OF WHICH 159 WERE DETECTED AND 142 PERSONS PROSECUTED. IN 1973 THERE WERE 53 REPORTED, 40 DETECTED AND 36 PROSECUTIONS.

♦HOWEVER,+ MR. DAVIES SAID, +THERE IS STILL MUCH TO BE DONE TO FURTHER COUNTER THIS TYPE OF CRIME.+

THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE WAS AWARE OF THE RELUCTANCE OF MANY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO BECOME INVOLVED +BUT IT IS TO BE HOPED THAT THE SUCCESSES SO FAR ACHIEVED WILL ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD AND REPORT INCIDENTS OF BLACKMAIL AND EXTORTION AND GIVE EVIDENCE IN COURT IF NECESSARY.+

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IN REPLY TO ANOTHER QUESTION FROM MR. WU, MR. DAVIES SAID POI ICE HAD ALSO INCREASED THEIR COVERAGE OF TENEMENT BUILDINGS TO PREVENT TRIADS AND OTHERS FROM VICTIMISING TENANTS WISHING TO CARRY OUT ALTERATIONS AND DECORATIONS.

+AT THE SAME TIME, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AS A MATTER OF NORMAL PRACTICE INFORMS ITS INCOMING TENANTS OF THE FIXED PRICES FOR CERTAIN STANDARD ALTERATIONS ETC. AND OF THE NAME OF THE SELECTED CONTRACTORS SO THAT INDIVIDUAL TENANTS HAVE THIS INFORMATION.*

+THEY ARE ALSO ADVISED TO REPORT IF CONTRACTORS TRY TO CHARGE HIGHER PRICES FOR STANDARD WORK,* HE SAID.

MR. DAVIES ADDEDs + IN THE LONG RUN, THE CONTINUING POLICE PRESSURE, THE WORK OF THE ICAC TOGETHER WITH A GROWING PUBLIC AWARENESS AND DESIRE TO RESIST THE ACTIVITIES OF TRIADS AND STRONG-ARM GROUPS SHOULD INCREASE THE EFFECT OF THE IMPACT ON THIS LONGSTANDING PROBLEM.*

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THE NEW TERRITORIES MAY SOON HAVE ITS OWN TAXI SERVICE.

THIS WAS INDICATED TODAY IN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, THE HON. JAMES ROBSON, IN REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. MISS KO SIU-WAH.

DETAILS OF A SCHEME WERE NOW BEING WORKED OUT, HE SAID, AND WOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE NECESSARY LEGAL CHANGES TO PERMIT THE ISSUE OF NEW TERRITORIES TAXI LICENCES.

MR. ROBSON SAID THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAD ALREADY CONSIDERED OUTLINE PROPOSALS FOR SUCH A SCHEME ON MAY 1 AND HAD ADVISED IN PRINCIPLE THAT THE LICENCES SHOULD BE ISSUED.

HE RECALLED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD FOR SOME TIME CONSIDERED THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TERRITORIES TAXIS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A SERVICE FOR THOSE RURAL AREAS WHICH PRESENT TAXIS DO NOT NOW PENETRATE.

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THE PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL WILL PROBABLY ADMIT ITS FIRST PATIENTS IN OCTOBER WHEN 162 BEDS IN THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE WARDS WILL BE OPENED.

THIS WAS REVEALED TODAY BY DR. THE HON. GERALD CHOA, DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, IN REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM DR. THE HON. HARRY FANG IN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

DR. CHOA SAID THE HOSPITAL WOULD BE OPENED IN TWO STAGES. THE OPENING OF THE 162 INFECTIOUS DISEASE BEDS, HE SAID, WOULD BE FOLLOWED A MONTH LATER BY THE OPENING OF THE GERIATRIC WARDS WITH A TOTAL OF 74 BEDS WITH ANOTHER 148 TO BE OPENED AT A LATER DATE.

+ANOTHER MONTH LATER ONE CLINICAL UNIT EACH OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES: MEDICINE, SURGERY, PAEDIATRICS, OBSTETRICS, GYNAECOLOGY AND ORHTOPAEDICS WILL BE ESTABLISHED,* HE SAID.

+THE CASUALTY DEPARTMENT WILL THEN BE OPENED AFTER THESE CLINICAL UNITS ARE IN OPERATION.+

DR. CHOA ENVISAGED THAT A TOTAL OF 996 BEDS INCLUDING 38 FIRST CLASS AND SECOND CLASS BEDS WOULD BECOME OPERATIONAL AT THE END OF THIS FIRST STAGE, z

+IN THE SECOND AND FINAL STAGE, ANOTHER CLINICAL UNIT EACH OF THE SPECIALTIES MENTIONED EXCEPT OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY WILL BE OPENED,+ HE SAID.

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE OFFERING VACANT PREMISES IN HOUSING ESTATES SUITABLE FOR USE AS CLINICS TO THE LOW COST CLINICS ASSOCIATION OF REGISTERED DOCTORS RATHER THAN FOLLOW A PARTICULAR RATIO FOR PROVIDING CLINICAL FACILITIES IN ESTATE AREAS.

DR. THE HON. GERALD CHOA, DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY IT WAS NOT CONSIDERED PRACTICABLE TO ADOPT A RATIO OF CLINICS TO POPULATION AS A MEASURE FOR PLANNING CLINICAL FACILITIES.

+WITH THE EXPANSION OF GOVERNMENT AND OTHER CLINIC SERVICES, IT WOULD BE MORE MEANINGFUL TO JUDGE THE ADEQUACY OF THE PROVISION OF CLINIC FACILITIES IN RELATION TO THE NEEDS OF A WIDER AREA THAN JUST A HOUSING ESTATE,+ HE SAID WHEN REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. HILTON CHEONG-LEEN.

DR. CHOA SAID THE RATIO OF ONE MEDICAL PRACTIONER TO 6,000 RESIDENTS IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES WAS RECOMMENDED IN 1966 BY THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CLINICS.

IT WAS RECOGNISED AT THAT TIME, HE SAID, THAT THIS WAS AN ARBITRARY RATIO SINCE THERE WERE NO REAL GUIDELINES ON WHICH TO BASE REQUIREMENTS.

SINCE THEN, HE ADDED, OTHER DEVELOPMENTS HAD TAKEN PLACE IN THE PROVISION OF CLINIC FACILITIES BY THE GOVERNMENT, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, EXEMPTED CLINICS AND PRIVATE PRACTIONERS, NECESSITATING A CHANGE IN APPROACH.

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STRICTER LEGISLATION TO DEAL MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH SEX CRIMES IS TO BE INTRODUCED, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE HON. JOHN HOBLEY, SAID TODAY.

HE TOLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THAT DRAFTING OF A BILL WAS WELL ADVANCED AND IT WAS HOPED TO INTRODUCE IT INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE EARLY PART OF ITS NEXT SESSION.

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CUT IN AUX IE STRENGTH MADE UP BY LARGER POLICE FORCE * H «

THE GRADUAL SCALING DOWN OF THE AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE WILL NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT LAW ENFORCEMENT AS THE REGULAR POLICE FORCE IS FAST EXPANDING, THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, THE HON. LEV/IS DAVIES, TOLD COUNCIL TODAY.

MR. DAVIES SAID IT HAD ALWAYS BEEN THE INTENTION TO REDUCE THE AUXILIARY FORCE TO SOME EXTENT AS THE STRENGTH OF THE REGULAR POLICE FORCE INCREASES.

DURING THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, HE SAID, THE STRENGTH OF THE AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE WOULD BE STABILISED AT 5,000, AND THERE WAS SUFFICIENT FINANCIAL PROVISION TO PERMIT A DAILY TURN OUT OF 1,300 AUXILIARIES ON EIGHT-HOUR SHIFTS COMPARED WITH A DAILY AVERAGE OF 1,500 IN 1974/75. HOWEVER, THERE WERE LIKELY TO BE MORE THAN 1,300 AUXILIARIES PERFORMING DUTY ON ANY PARTICULAR DAY SINCE MANY OF THEM WERE AVAILABLE FOR ONLY FOUR TO SIX HOURS DUTY PER DAY.

THE REDUCTION, HE ADDED, HAD BEEN COUPLED WITH A TIGHTER ORGANISATION OF TURN OUT AND HAS NOT RESULTED IN ANY MARKED REDUCTION IN AUXILIARY PRESENCE IN THE STREETS.

THE REDUCTION IN TOTAL STRENGTH OF THE AUXILIARIES WOULD BE EFFECTED BY NOT REPLACING THOSE WHO RESIGN, RETIRE OR ARE DISMISSED.

MR. DAVIES NOTED THAT THE STRENGTH OF THE REGULAR FORCE AS AT JUNE 1 LAST YEAR WAS 14,574 -- 9.4 PER CENT BELOW ESTABLISHMENT — COMPARED WITH 12,502 IN 1973 WHEN THE FORCE WAS 22 PER CENT BELOW STRENGTH.

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TWO BILLS WERE PASSED INTO LAW IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

THEY WERE THE INLAND REVENUE (AMENDMENT) (NO. 4) BILL WHICH GIVES THE GOVERNMENT GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN FIXING TAX-FREE INTEREST RATES, AND THE SUMMARY OFFENCES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL WHICH SIMPLIFIES THE PROCEDURE OF BRINGING AN IMPERSONATOR OF A CIVIL SERVANT TO COURT.

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REMINT OF ROYAL VISIT GOLD COIN NOT POSSIBLE M * If X If «

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON. PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, TODAY RULED OUT THE POSSIBILITY OF MINTING MORE GOLD COINS COMMEMORATING THE QUEEN’S VISIT TO HONG KONG LAST MONTH.

SINCE THE GOVERNMENT HAD ADVERTISED WORLDWIDE THAT THE ISSUE WOWOULD BE LIMITED TO 20,000 IT WOULD BE A CLEAR BREACH OF FAITH TO RESTRIKE THE COIN IN ORDER TO SATISFY DISAPPOINTED APPLICANTS, HE EXPLAINED.

MR. HADDON-CAVE WAS REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM DR. THE HON. CHUNG SZE-YUEN WHO HAD ASKED WHETHER THERE WAS A WAY OPEN FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO SATISFY THOSE APPLICANTS WHO WOULD NOT BE RECEIVING A COIN BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY DEMAND.

SAID MR. HADDON-CAVE: +THERE IS NO WAY OPEN TO THIS GOVERNMENT TO KEEP ITS WORD ON THE NUMBER OF COINS THAT WOULD BE STRUCK AND, AT THE SAME TIME, SATISFY THOSE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED.+

HE SAID THAT 18,000 HONG KONG RESIDENTS HAD APPLIED FOR A TOTAL OF 29,993 ROYAL VISIT COINS AND IT HAD BEEN DECIDED THAT NO APPLICANT WOULD RECEIVE MORE THAN ONE.

A TOTAL OF 10,530 COINS HAD OR WOULD BE ISSUED, HE SAID, +AND IT FOLLOWS THAT ROUGHLY 52 PER CENT OF HONG KONG RESIDENTS WHO APPLIED WILL NOT RECEIVE AN ALLOCATION.+

MR. HADDON-CAVE FURTHER EXPLAINED THAT THE DECISION TO LIMIT THE ISSUE TO 20,000 WAS TAKEN ON THE ADVICE OF THE ROYAL MINT WHICH HAS HAD LONG EXPERIENCE OF SELLING LIMITED ISSUE COINS WORLDWIDE.

THE DECISION ALSO TOOK INTO ACCOUNT THE FACT THAT APPLICANTS EXPECTED DELIVERY OF THE COINS ABOUT THE TIME OF THE ROYAL VISIT AND THE NUMBER OF COINS WAS LIMITED TO THAT WHICH COULD BE MINTED UP TO THAT DATE.

IN REPLY TO A SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTION, MR. HADDON-CAVE SAID HE WOULD CERTAINLY TRY TO BRING BACK SOME OF THE COINS ALLOCATED FOR SALES OUTSIDE HONG KONG IF THERE SHOULD BE SURPLUS OF SUPPLY OVER DEMAND IN THE OTHER MARKETS.

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THE GOVERNMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL HAVE NOT LOST SIGHT OF THE INTERESTS OF OWNERS AND OCCUPIERS OF PROPERTIES AFFECTED BY THE EXPERIMENTAL SCHEME ON ON-STREET HAWKER PERMITTED AREAS, THE HON. JAMES ROBSON, SECRETARY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING IN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN REPLY TO A QUERY FROM THE HON. LO TAK-SHING, MR. ROBSON SAID THE ARRANGEMENTS WERE CONSTANTLY UNDER EXAMINATION +AND IF IT IS FOUND POSSIBLE TO FURTHER REDUCE THE IMPACT OF THE SCHEME UPON OCCUPIERS OF ADJACENT PROPERTIES, THIS WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE DONE.+

HOWEVER, HE NOTED THAT SOME SHOPKEEPERS IN THE PERMITTED AREAS WELCOMED THE SCHEME AS IT ATTRACTED MORE CUSTOMERS TO THEIR SHOPS.

MR. ROBSON SAID THAT BEFORE THE SCHEME WAS APPROVED, THE MOST CAREFUL AND SEARCHING CONSIDERATION WERE GIVEN TO THE POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES WHICH MIGHT ARISE.

+IT WAS FULLY APPRECIATED THAT THE PRESENT EXPERIMENTAL SCHEME WOULD CREATE SOME DIFFICULTY FOR OWNERS AND OCCUPIERS OF ADJACENT PROPERTIES, DUT IT WAS CONSIDERED THAT THE WIDER PUBLIC INTEREST REQUIRED THE EXPERIMENT TO BE CARRIED OUT.+

THE SECRETARY ADDED THAT EVERY ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO CHOOSE AREAS WHERE ON-STREET HAWKING WAS ALREADY A WAY OF LIFE AND WHERE THE STREETS WERE NOT NEEDED FOR GENERAL TRAFFIC CIRCULATION.

TO MINIMISE THE EFFECT OF CONCENTRATING HAWKERS INTO THE PERMITTED AREAS, SPECIFIC TRADING HOURS HAVE BEEN IMPOSED, AND THE EQUIPMENT OF ITINERANT HAWKERS, WHO FORM THE GREATEST NUMBER SO FAR, HAS TO BE CLEARED FROM THE STREETS SO THAT THESE CAN BE CLEANSED DAILY.

MR. ROBSON STRESSED THAT WHILE THERE HAD BEEN ENFORCEMENT DIFFICULTIES, THE SCHEME WAS BASICALLY OPERATING AS PLANNED.

THERE ARE AT PRESENT 20 HAWKER PERMITTED AREAS, ALL IN KOWLOON. THEY WERE CHOSEN FOR THE INITIAL EXPERIMENTAL STAGE OF The SCHEME AS A ROUGHLY REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF HAWKER AREAS FOUND IN THE URBAN SETTING OF KOWLOON.

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THE EASTBOUND LANE OF THE ARGYLE STREET FLYOVER WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC IN A WEEK’S TIME AND THE WHOLE FLYOVER WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL BY SEPTEMBER, THE HON. DAVID MCDONALD, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, SAID TODAY.

WORK WAS ALSO PROGRESSING ON THE WATERLOO ROAD FLYOVER, HE SAID. AND WAS EXPECTED TO BE OPENED TO NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC IN AUGUST AND to SOUTHBOUND THROUGH TRAFFIC BY OCTODER. THE ENTIRE PROJECT, INCLUDING THE INTERMEDIATE RAMPS, SHOULD BE FULLY COMMISSIONED BY DECEMBER, HE ADDED.

MR. MCDONALD, WHO WAS ANSWERING A QUESTION FROM THE HON. MRS. JOYCE SYMONS, NOTED THAT THESE TWO PROJECTS HAD BEEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION FOR QUITE LONG PERIODS DUE TO THE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH THE WORKS WERE CARRIED OUT. B'T THE SPEED OF OPERATIONS UNDER SUCH ADVERSE CONDITIONS HAD BEEN GOOD, HE SAID.

+TRAFFIC VOLUMES USING THESE INTERSECTIONS, HE EXPLAINED, WERE AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE URBAN AREAS AND WHILE MAINTAINING THE HIGH TRAFFIC FLOWS, IT HAD BEEN NECESSARY TO DIVERT AND RELOCATE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICES WHICH PASS THROUGH THE AREA AND CONSTRUCT EXTENSIVE FOUNDATIONS TO CARRY THE FLYOVER STRUCTURES.

REPLYING TO ANOTHER QUESTION FROM MRS. SYMONS ABOUT PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS IN THE AREA FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN, MR. MCDONALD SAID THE WORKS ON THE RESURFACING OF ARGYLE STREET AND ITS JUNCTION WITH WATERLOO ROAD AND PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD WERE NEARING COMPLETION AND THE MARKING OUT OF PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS IN THEIR FINAL POSITIONS WAS NOW IN HAND.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE VERY LARGE FLYOVER COMPLEX, CAUSING A CHANGE IN THE CONFIGURATION OF THE GROUND LEVEL LAYOUT, HAD REQUIRED THE PEDESTRIAN.CROSSING FACILITIES AT THE INTERSECTION TO BE MOVED FREQUENTLY TO PHASE IN WITH THE WORKS PROGRAMME.

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GOVERNMENT WON’T INTERFERE WITH AIRLINES’ LUXURY LOUNGES

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO PLANS TO STOP AIRLINES FROM LIMITING THEIR RENTED FIRST CLASS LOUNGES AT THE AIRPORT TO PASSENGERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF INTERNATIONAL CLUBS SPONSORED BY AIRLINES.

THIS PRACTICE WAS NOT IN CONFLICT WITH THE AIRLINES’ OPERATING PERMITS ISSUED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT, THE SECRETARY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, THE HON. JAMES ROBSON, TOLD COUNCIL TODAY IN REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. P.G. WILLIAMS.

MR. ROBSON SAID EVERY AIRLINE OPERATING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS THROUGH HONG KONG DID SO AS A DESIGNATED CARRIER UNDER A BILATERAL AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT BETWEEN HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT AND THE RELEVANT FOREIGN GOVERNMENT.

THESE AGREEMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHICAGO CONVENTION AND TO RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION (I.A.T.A.).

AIRLINES WHICH ARE MEMBERS OF I.A.T.A., HE SAID, MUST COMPLY WITH ITS RESOLUTIONS GOVERNING COMMERCIAL PRACTICES AND A GOVERNMENT MAY DIRECT THAT NON-I.A.T.A. AIRLINES WILL ALSO CONFORM TO ITS RESOLUTIONS WITH REGARD TO OPERATIONS TO OR FROM THAT GOVERNMENT’S COUNTRY.

MR. ROBSON POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS NOTHING IN THESE AIR SERVICES AGREEMENTS NOR IN THE PROVISIONS OF THE CHICAGO CONVENTION AND THE I.A.T.A. RESOLUTIONS TO PRECLUDE AN AIRLINE FROM OPERATING HOSPITALITY LOUNGES.

+THERE IS ALSO NOTHING TO PRECLUDE AIRLINES OPERATING ’INTERNATIONAL CLUBS’ WHICH ENTITLE THEIR MEMBERS TO USE THE AIRLINES’ HOSPITALITY LOUNGES =■ MEMBERS BEING EITHER LONGSTANDING OR COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT CUSTOMERS OF THE AIRLINE I

CONCERNED,* HE SAID.

MR.'ROBSON ADDED THAT HOSPITALITY LOUNGES WERE NOT ALWAYS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR CLUB MEMBERS AND IN MANY CASES THEY WERE ALSO OPEN TO ANY PASSENGER TO WHO THE AIRLINE WISHED TO ACCORD FAVOURABLE TREATMENT.

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONSIDER INTRODUCING A SPECIAL PARKING SYSTEM AT THE CITY HALL CARPARK TO ALLOW PREPAID PARKING FOR PERIODS LINKED TO THE LENGTH OF PERFORMANCES AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE AND CONCERT HALL.

+THIS WILL BE CONSIDERED AS PART OF THE REVIEW OF CHARGING AND TICKETING SYSTEMS AT GOVERNMENT MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS NOW BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT,+ THE SECRETARY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, THE HON. JAMES ROBSON, TOLD COUNCIL IN REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. WILSON WANG.-

+ONCE THIS REVIEW IS COMPLETE,+ MR. ROBSON ADDED, +1 SHALL BE SEEKING THE ADVICE OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON --- park CHARGES BEFORE REFERRING

THIS AND OTHER PROPOSALS FOR CAR THEM TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.+

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THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE UNITED NATIONS ABOUT THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG.

THE COLONIAL SECRETARY, THE HON. DENYS ROBERTS, TOLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THIS TODAY IN REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM DR. THE HON. HARRY FANG WHO HAD WANTED TO KNOW WHAT APPROACHES HAD BEEN MADE TO THE U.N. FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND FINAL RESETTLEMENT OF THE REFUGEES.

+WE WILL SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM THE UNITED NATIONS WHERE IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO DO SO IN THE LIGHT OF HONG KONG’S CIRCUMSTANCES,* MR. ROBERTS SAID.

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY DECLARED THREE BUfLDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND ONE IN KOWLOON TO BE IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION.

THE BUILDINGS ARE NOS. 53, 55 AND 57 JERVOIS STREET ON THE ISLAND AND NO. 142 LAICHIKOK ROAD, KOWLOON — ALL OF WHICH HAD BEEN UNDER OBSERVATION FOR SOME TIME DUE TO THEIR DETERIORATING CONDITION.

THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THIS MORNING THAT PRONOUNCED FRACTURES HAD OCCURRED RECENTLY AT THE JUNCTION OF THE PARTY WALL BETWEEN NOS. 55 AND 57 JERVOIS STREET. HE ADDED THAT NO. 57 WAS SUBJECT TO SETTLEMENT AND THE MOVEMENT IN THE BUILDINGS WAS CONTINUING AND COULD GIVE RISE TO A SUDDEN COLLAPSE WHICH WOULD INVOLVE NO. 53.

IN ADDITION, THERE WERE DECAYED TIMBERS THROUGHOUT NOS. 53 AND 55 AND NONE OF THESE BUILDINGS DERIVED SUPPORT FROM ANY OTHER BUILDING.

AN EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER OF THE TOP FLOOR OF NO. 55 HAS ALREADY BEEN OBTAINED DUE TO THE DECAYED ROOF TIMBERS. NOTICES TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS OF THESE THREE FOUR-STOREY BUILDINGS WERE POSTED TODAY. THE APPLICATIONS WILL BE MADE IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 A.M. ON JUNE 18.

IN KOWLOON, AN APPLICATION FOR A CLOSURE ORDER FOR THE FOUR-STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDING AT NO. 142 LAICHIKOK ROAD WILL BE MADE IN KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 A.M. ON JULY 2.

THE WEAKNESS OF THE BEARING OF THE FRONT MAIN WALL BEAMS OF THIS BUILDING WERE OF PARTICULAR CONCERN, THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID, AND THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF OUTWARD MOVEMENT OF THE FREESTANDING KITCHEN BLOCK AT THE REAR.

THIS, COUPLED WITH SIGNS OF PROGRESSIVE DETERIORATION OF THE EXTERNAL LOADBEARING BRICKWORK AND REINFORCED CONCRETE GENERALLY, GAVE RISE TO A RISK OF COLLAPSE.

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WEEKLY STATISTICS ON VIRAL HEPATITIS It It K K It It

WEEKLY STATISTICS ISSUED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH TODAY SHOW THAT THE NUMBER OF HEPATITIS CASES CONTINUES FRACTIONALLY.

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A TOTAL OF 80 CASES WAS NOTIFIED TO THE DEPARTMENT

, COMPARED WITH 81 THE PREVIOUS WEEK AUD 82 THE WEEK BEFORE.

ONE DEATH FROM THE DISEASE WAS RECORDED DURING THE WEEK. THERE WERE THREE DEATHS IN THE PREVIOUS WEEK.

AS REGARDS AGE DISTRIBUTION, THE HIGHEST NUMBER WAS STILL RECORDED IN THE 20-24 AGE GROUP, WITH 18 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY THE 10-14 AGE GROUP, WITH 16 PER CENT..

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT ADVISED THE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO PERSONAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOOD HYGIENE, WHICH IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE PREVENTIVE MEASURE AGAINST THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

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NOTE TO EDITORS: A +MEET THE MEDIA+ SESSION WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT 4 P.M. IN THE G.I.S. THEATRE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 5TH FLOOR.

ATTENDING THE MEETING WILL BE THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS, MR. DAVID WHITELEGGE.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE MEETING COVERED. TELEVISION CREWS ARE ADVISED TO ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE AMPLE. TIME TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1975 ,

CONTENTS PACE NO.

GREEN LIGHT GIVEN FOR INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AT TAI PO ........ 1

MAI PO MARSHES DECLARED A RESTRICTED AREA ................ 2

PILOT -CENSUS OF EOAT PEOPLE TO START NEXT TUESDAY...... 3

rprrnn8 ItJV,TED T0 VlEU APPLICATION OF NEU TEACHING

PART OF ARGYLE STREET FLYOVER OPENS NEXT TUESDAY ......... 5

SALE OF LOTTERY TICKETS CLOSES TORORROU .................  5

OFFICIAL OPENING OF HIGH ISLAND REHOUSING SCHEME IN SAI KUNG..............................................     6

Q.E.H. CASUALTY DEPARTMENT TO DE ENLARGED ................ 7

SPECIAL REGISTRATION FACILITIES AT SPA TAU KOK ........... 7

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GO AHEAD GIVEN FOR TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE n a » n ♦

. THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO PROCEED WITH THE FIRST STAGE OF AH INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AT TAI PO.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT THE ESTATE WAS PLANNED TO DE 136 ACRES, COMPLETE WITH ALL THE NECESSARY SERVICES INCLUDING A SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT, IT WOULD DE POSSIBLE TO EXTEND THE AREA TO OVER 230 ACRES EVENTUALLY.

THE FIRST STAGE WOULD PROVIDE ABOUT 50 ACRES AND THE NECESSARY ROADS, WATER SUPPLIES AND FULL SEWAGE TREATMENT, HE SAID, AND WOULD COST ADOUT 860 MILLION WHICH WILL DE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT LOAN FUND. WORK. OH THE SITE WOULD BEGIN LATER THIS YEAR.

THIS EARLY START REFLECTS THE HIGH PRIORITY THAT THE GOVERNMENT ATTACHES TO THIS PROJECT. THE FIRST SITES'WILL BE SOLD — OR LET — NEXT YEAR FOR OCCUPATION EARLY IN 1977.

IN ITS INITIAL STAGES THE WORKS WOULD DE HANDLED DY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE NORMAL WAY. *THE QUESTION OF WHETHER A STATUTORY INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION SHOULD BE SET UP TO OWN AND MANAGE THE ESTATES IS STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION.* SAID THE SPOKESMAN, *DUT AH EARLY DECISION IS HOT EXPECTED.*

THE BASIC PURPOSE OF THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE IS TO PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL AREAS OF LAND FOR INDUSTRIES THAT CANNOT OPERATE IN MULTI-STORE FLATTED FACTORIES, AT A PRICE THAT REFLECTS THE COST TO THE GOVERNMENT OF PROVIDING THE FORMED AND SERVICED LAND. >

THE INDUSTRIES EXPECTED TO BE ESTABLISHED IN THE ESTATE WILL TEND TO BE HEAVIER, AND MORE CAPITAL-INTENSIVE. THAN MOST OF THOSE NOW OPERATING IN HONG KONG. BUT THEY WILL EE OF DIRECT BENEFIT TO THE ECONOMY GENERALLY AND WILL PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR MANY OF HONG KONG’S EXISTING LIGHT INDUSTRIES.

SITES FOR FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ESTATES HAVE BEEN PINPOINTED AT YUEN LONG AND AT JUNK DAY.

INVESTIGATIONS ARE BEING CONDUCTED IN BOTH THESE AREAS IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO TAKE DECISIONS OH THE PROVISION OF FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ESTATES, IF THE DEMAND FOR SITES AT TAI PO PROVES STRONG ENOUGH.

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MAI PO MARSHES BECOME RESTRICTED AREA n « n « is m -n

THE MAI PO MARSHES I fl YUEN LONG WILL BECOME A RESTRICTED AREA AS FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THIS FOLLOWS A RECOMMENDATION FROM A COMMITTEE OF ECOLOGICAL EXPERTS THAT THE MARSHES SHOULD EE TURNED INTO A NATURE RESERVE AND WILD FOWL PARK.

THE RECOMMENDATION CAME FROM THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NATURE CONSERVATION WHICH APPROVED A REPORT ON THE MARSHES BY ITS NATURE CONSERVATION SUB-COMMITTEE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THE COST OF ESTABLISHING THE NATURE RESERVE AND WILD FOWL PARK PROPOSED BY THE COMMITTEE WOULD BE SUBSTANTIAL.

♦THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT YET TAKEN A POSITION ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS,+ HE SAID. *HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT FULLY APPRECIATES THE VALUE 07 THE MARSHES AS A HADI TAT FOR WILD FOWL AND IS ANXIOUS TO PROTECT THE AREA AS FAR AS RESOURCES WILL ALLOW.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT HUNTING IN THE MARSHES WAS ALREADY PROHIBITED UNDER THE FOURTH SCHEDULE TO THE WILD BIRDS AND WILD MAMMALS ORDINANCE.

+THE MAI PO MARSHES SHOULD DE GIVEN FURTHER PROTECTION DY THE INCLUSION OF THE AREA IN THE SEVENTH SCHEDULE TO THE WILD BIRDS AND WILD MAMMALS ORDINANCE,* HE SAID.

AN ORDER DECLARING THE MARSHES A RESTRICTED AREA WILL BE PUBLISHED IN TOMORROW’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND.WILL TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY. UNDER THE ORDER ALL PERSONS HOT RESIDENT IN THE AFFECTED AREA WILL NOW REQUIRE A PERMIT TO ENTER.

♦SUITABLE ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE FOR THE ISSUE OF PERMITS TO PEOPLE WHO WORK IN THE PRESCRIBED AREA,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦BUT MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO ENTER WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A PERMIT FROM THE LICENCING AUTHORITY - THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES - GIVING FULL DETAILS OF THEIR REASONS FOR ENTRY.*

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN A FOUR-DAY PILOT CENSUS OF HONG KONG’S BOAT PEOPLE HEXT TUESDAY (JUNE 10) TO PREPARE FOR THE MARINE DY-CEIISUS IN JUfJE NEXT YEAR,

FORTY INTERVIEWERS WILL VISIT BOATS AT THE ABERDEEN AND YAU MA TEI ANCHORAGES FROM JUNE 10 TO 13 SEEKING ANSWERS TO GUESTIONS AIMED AT ESTABLISHING THE CHANGING PATTERNS IN THE LIFE GF THE FLOATING POPULATION,

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE PILOT CENSUS WAS NECESSARY TO TEST THE ADEQUACY AND ACCEPTABILITY OF THE PROPOSED QUESTIONS AND ALL ASPECTS CF HEXT YEAR’S DY-CENSUS,

+0N THE BASIS OF THE PILOT CENSUS RESULTS, THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND PROCEDURE MAY EE MODIFIED AND THE QUALITY OF WORK OF INTERVIEWERS WILL BE ASSESSED TO SEE HOW IT CAN BE IMPROVED,* HE SAID, i

*SOME 500 BOAT FAMILIES WILL DE COVERED IN THE PILOT CENSUS, WHICH HAS BEEN TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL (TUEN NG) WHEN THE VAST MAJORITY CF THE FISHING FLEET IS IN PORT,*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE PILOT CENSUS WOULD ALSO COVER SUCH QUESTIONS AS THE NUMBER AND HORSE-POWER OF ENGINES, AND THE AGE AND TYPE OF BOATS.

THIS WAS BEING DONE AT THE REQUEST OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TO ENABLE IT TO HAVE ACCURATE INFORMATION ON THE FISHING HABITS AND TECHNIQUES OF HONG KONG’S FISHERFOLK AND THE PROGRESS MADE TOWARDS THE MECHANISATION OF THE FLEET.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT INTERVIEWERS WOULD DE UNDER THE OATH OF SECRECY. *WE HOPE ALL PERSONS INTERVIEWED WILL CO-OPERATE BY GIVING ACCURATE ANSWERS,* HE SAID.

*TIIE INTERVIEWERS WILL DE ISSUED WITH IDENTITY CARDS BEARING THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS UNDER THE SEAL OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WHICH THEY WILL DE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE WHEN ENTERING HOUSEHOLDS OR BOATS,*

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TEACHERS, PARENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO SEE PUPILS BEING TAUGHT IN SIX PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE ADOPTED THE ACTIVITY APPROACH SCHEME AS A PILOT PROJECT.

ONE OF THE SIX SCHOOLS WILL HOLD ITS OPEN DAY TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FROM 10 A.M. TO 12.30 P.M. IT IS THE FUK WAN STREET GOVERNMENT PRIMARY A.M. SCHOOL.

TWO OTHERS WILL OPEN THEIR DOORS TO THE PUBLIC OH JUNE 11. THE SHENG KUNG HUI KEI HIN (EPIPHANY) PRIMARY SCHOOL HEAR BLOCK 5 OF THE UPPER NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE WILL DE OPEN TO VISITORS FROM 9.30 A.M. TO 5 P.M. WHILE THE TRUE LIGHT MIDDLE SCHOOL OF HONG KONG (PRIMARY SECTION) IN TAI HANG ROAD WILL WELCOME VISITORS BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 12.30 P.M.

THE REMAINING THREE SCHOOLS WILL HAVE THEIR OPEN DAY ON JUNE 12 - THE ABERDEEN GOVERNMENT PRIMARY A.M. SCHOOL III WONG CHUK HANG ROAD FROM 9 A.M. TO 12.30 P.M. , THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT PRIMARY A.M. SCHOOL FROM 9 A.M. TO 12 NOON AND THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT PRIMARY P.M. SCHOOL FROM 2 P.M. TO 5 P.M.

THE AIM OF THE ACTIVITY APPROACH IS TO PROMOTE ACTIVE AND SELF-INITIATED LEARNING.

t..9£EJ^ECT 0F “1E SCHSME IS TIIE NEW nOL&OF THE TEACHER WHICH IS THAI OF A FRIEND HELPING THE PUPILS TO FIND OUT FOR THEMSELVES RATHER THAN A MERE INSTRUCTOR FEEDING THEM WITH FACTS AS IN THE TRADITIONAL FORMAL CLASS TEACHING.

THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE RUNNING TWO COURSES FROM JUNE 16 TO 20 FOR TEACHERS OF PRIMARY 1 TO FAMILIARISE THEM WITH THE BASIC INFORMATION AND SKILLS REQUIRED IN ADOPTING THE ACTIVITY APPROACH.

THE COURSES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE LANGUAGES TEACHING CENTRE, KOWLOON UNIT, ON THE 16TH FLOOR OF THE KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, NATHAN ROAD.

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ARGYLE STREET FLYOVER OPENS PARTIALLY ON TUESDAY. « ii iS iS JS iS

MOTORISTS WILL DE ADLE TO TRAVEL FASTER FROM MONG KOK TO KAI TAK AMD KWUH TOHG NEXT TUESDAY (JUNE 5.0) WHEN THE EASTBOUND LANE OF THE ARGYLE STREET FLYOVER WILL DEEPENED TO TRAFFIC.

DRIVERS USING THE LANE ARE ADVISED TO APPROACH AND LEAVE THE FLYOVER WITH CAUTION AS THERE WILL DE Ml NOR^DIVERSIONS. HOWEVER, ADEQUATE WARNING AND DIRECTIONAL SIGHS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS. \ \

THE WHOLE FLYOVER IS EXPECTED TO EE READY AND OPENED TO x .. TRAFFIC DY SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR. \

IN KWAI CHUNG MEANWHILE. SHEUNG KOK STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION FROM 10 A.M. TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN ORDER TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN KWAI CHUNG ESTATE.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL DE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS AND A CHANCE TO WIN YOURSELF A FORTUNE IN THE FIRST GOVERNMENT LOTTERY OF THE YEAR.

SALE OF TICKETS WILL CLOSE AT 9 P.M. TOMORROW AT ALL ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SELLING BOOTHS. DURING THE DAY, TICKETS CAN ALSO DE DOUGHY AT THE HEAD OFFICES AND BRANCHES OF 30 DANKS IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS.

UP TO 4.30 P.M. TODAY (THURSDAY), A TOTAL OF 541,000 TICKETS WAS SOLD.

WINNING NUMBERS OF THIS LOTTERY WILL DE DRAWN BY FOUR WELL-KNOWN RADIO HONG KONG ARTISTES AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE OH SATURDAY (JUNE 7).

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THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES. MR. JOHN CHAMBERS, TODAY (THURSDAY) OFFICIALLY OPENED THE HIGH ISLAND WATER SCHEME REHOUSING DLOCKS IN SAI KUNS.

I NA RIBDON-CUTTI NG CEREMONY HELD UNDER TORRENTIAL RAIN, MR. CHAMBERS SAID THAT TODAY WAS A HISTORIC DAY IN THE HISTORY OF MAN Yl WAN VILLAGE AND THE SETTLEMENT OF SHA TSUI FOR IT MARKED THE OCCASION OF THEIR REMOVAL FROM ANCESTRAL HOMES TO NEW HOMES IN SAI KUNG.

+THE MOVE DOES NOT MERELY ENTAIL A RESITE OF YOUR VILLAGES IT WILL ALSO MEAN A RADICAL CHANGE IN YOUR WAY OF LIFE,* MR. CHAMBERS SAID.

THE ACTING SECRETARY ADDED THAT IT WOULD TAKE TIME FOR THE VILLAGERS TO SETTLE DOWN BUT GIVEN HARD WORK AND COMMON SENSE IT WOULD NOT DE LONG BEFORE THEY BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THEIR NEW LIFE. 9

SOME OF THE 110 FAMILIES INVOLVED IN THE REHOUSING SCHEME HAVE ALREADY MOVED INTO THEIR NEW HOMES AND OTHERS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE IN SHORTLY.

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Q.E.H. CASUALTY WARD TO BE ENLARGED n « n m -4

THE CASUALTY DEPARTMENT AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL IS TO BE EXPANDED TO EASE THE INCREASING PRESSURE WHICH THE HOSPITAL’S ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICE HAS DEEN BROUGHT TO BEAR.

WORK WILL BEGIN EARLY HEXT WEEK AND INVOLVE MAINLY ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE EXISTING PREMISES. THE WAITING AREA WILL DE ENLARGED AND MORE TREATMENT CUBICLES WILL BE BUILT. . .

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED DY FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR AT AH ESTIMATED COST OF SLIGHTLY OVER HALF A MILLION DOLLARS. »

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THE ACCOMMODATION OF THE EXISTING CASUALTY DEPARTMENT IS NO LONGER ADEQUATE TO COPE WITH THE INCREASING HUMDER OF PATIENTS REQUIRING URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION.

THE NUMBER OF ATTENDANCE AT THE CASUALTY DEPARTMENT IN 1974 WAS 225,000, COMPARED WITH 112,000 IN 1964 WHEN THE HOSPITAL WAS OPENED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT DURING THE PERIOD OF ALTERATION WORK SOME INCONVENIENCE MAY DE CAUSED TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC USING THE HOSPITAL FACILITIES.

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE DEEN MADE TO ENSURE THAT CONSTRUCTION WORK DOES ROT CAUSE ANY DELAY IN THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS AT THE CASUALTY DEPARTMENT.

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THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT WILL NEXT WEEK SET UP A TEMPORARY OFFICE IN THE SHA TAU'KOK GOVERNMENT SCHOOL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

THE TEMPORARY OFFICE WILL OPERATE BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 4.30 P.M. FROM MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY (JUNE 9-11). PARENTS ARE URGED TO MAKE USE OF THE SPECIAL FACILITY TO REGISTER THEIR ll-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN FOR JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS.

HOLDERS OF JUVENILE I.D. CARDS WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 10 SHOULD REGISTER FOR AH ADULT CARD.

RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AND TO REPORT CHANGES OF EMPLOYMENT, ADDRESSES, MARITAL STATUS AND OTHER PARTICULARS SINCE REGISTERING FOR I.D. CARDS.

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HONG KONG’S HANDLING OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES PRAISED ....... 1

TRAFFIC-FREE ZONES TO BE INTRODUCED IN TSIM SHA TSUI .... 2

FIRST STAGE OF LAI KING ESTATE ALMOST READY ............... 3

MORE HOUSING BLOCKS PLANNED TO EASE OVERCROWDING AT TAI HANG TUNG ESTATE .......................................... 4

ANOTHER ESTATE FAMILY FACING EVICTION PAYS UP ............. 5

1,000 YOUNGSTERS TO TAKE PART IN RACE ROUND LAM TIN DISTRICT .................................................. 6

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE .......................... 7

FIRST PRIZE OF GOVERNMENT LOTTERY WORTH $460,000 .......... 8

MORE CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS EXEMPT FROM TAX ............. 8

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U.K.'S HANDLING OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES PRAISED

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THE CANADIAN COMMISSIONER IN HONG KONG, MR. M.G. CLARK, TODAY CONGRATULATED HONG KONG FOR THE WAY IT HAD RESPONDED TO THE SUDDEN INFLUX OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES LAST MONTH.

+THE SPEED, THE EFFICIENCY, AND THE HUMANITY WITH WHICH HONG KONG RESPONDED TO THIS UNUSUAL CHALLENGE HAS RIGHTLY EARNED WIDESPREAD ADM I RATI ON,+ HE TOLD GRADUATING IMMIGRATION OFFICERS AT THEIR PASSING-OUT PARADE IN HAPPY VALLEY THIS MORNING.

MR. CLARK ALSO EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT FOR PERFORMING SUCH A VALIANT JOB IN HELPING TO RECEIVE AND CARE FOR THE 4,000 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

+THE WAY IN WHICH THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT HAS SUCCEEDED IN MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF THE SUDDEN INFLUX OF PEOPLE FROM VIETNAM AND IN CARRYING ON WITH ITS NORMAL WORK OF HANDLING 40,000 PEOPLE A DAY, TESTIFIES TO THE QUALITY OF THE TRAINING AND ESPRIT-DE-CORPS OF ALL OFFICERS FROM THE MOST JUNIOR TO THE MOST SENIOR,* HE SAID.

SPEAKING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, MR. CLARK TOLD THE GRADUATING OFFICERS THAT THEIR WORK WOULD OFTEN BE DIFFICULT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME HE ASSURED THEM THAT THEY HAD AN OPPORTUNITY OF BUILDING A FASCINATING CAREER.

IMMIGRATION WORK, HE SAID, CALLED FOR A HIGH DEGREE OF TECHNICAL COMPETENCE, AN UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONDITIONS OVER LARGE PARTS OF THE WORLD- THE ABILITY TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE — OFTEN IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES — AND A TALENT FOR ARRIVING AT FAIR DECISIONS QUICKLY AND COURTEOUSLY.

HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE DEMANDING COURSE THE GRADUATES HAD JUST COMPLETED HAD PREPARED THEM WELL FOR THE CHALLENGING TASK AHEAD.

NOTE TO EDITORSj COPIES OF THE FULL TEXT OF MR. CLARK’S SPEECH ARE --------------- AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE G.I.S. NEWS

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TRAFFIC-FREE ZONES TO BE INTRODUCED IN TSIM‘SHA TSUI « « « If *

TWO ROADS IN THE HEART OF TSIM SHA TSUI IN KOWLOON WILL SOON BE TURNED INTO A LEISURE-CUM-SHOPPING HAVEN FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF PEDESTRIANS AND TOURISTS.

THE PILOT SCHEME IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT MONTH IN HANOI ROAD AND CORNWALL AVENUE FOR A TRIAL PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS AFTER WHICH IT MAY BE MADE PERMANENT, DEPENDING ON ITS SUCCESS.

THE WO ROADS WILL TAKE ON A GARDEN LOOK WITH FLOWERS, BENCHES AND CONCRETE PUDDINGS LINING BOTH SIDES OF THE ROADS, TO PROVIDE ANOTHER PLEASANT SITTING OUT AREA IN THE DISTRICT.

VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES SUCH AS FIRE ENGINES, POLICE CARS AND AMBULANCES. GOODS VEHICLES REQUIRING ACCESS TO SERVICE THE PREMISES FRONTING THE ROADS WILL, HOWEVER, BE ALLOWED ENTRY BETWEEN 7 P.M. AND 11 A.M.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THE SCHEME WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THAT FOR CHATER ROAD IN CENTRAL DISTRICT, THE CLOSURE OF WHICH TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS HAD PROVED VERY POPULAR WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT RECOGNISED THE NEED 0 IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT IN BUILT-UP AREAS, AND THE PROVISION OF TRAFFIC-FREE STREETS WHERE PEOPLE COULD STROLL AND SHOP AT LEISURE AND IN SAFETY WOULD DO MUCH TO IMPROVE URBAN SURROUNDINGS.

HANOI ROAD AND CORNWALL AVENUE HAD BEEN CHOSEN AS THEY WERE NOT HEAVILY USED BY MOTORISTS. THE TWO ROADS ARE FRONTED MAINLY BY SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS AND CLOSING THEM OFF IS UNLIKELY TO HAVE ANY EFFECT ON TRAFFIC MOVEMENT IN THE AREA, HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT PEDESTRIAN PRECINCTS SHOULD PROVE FAVOURABLE WITH SHOPS SINCE PEDESTRIANS WOULD BE FREE TO CRISSCROSS THE ROADS FROM SHOP TO SHOP INSTEAD OF HAVING TO BE CHANNELLED ALONG ONE SIDE OF THE ROADS ONLY.

NOTE TO EDITORS! COPIES OF A PHOTOGRAPH ILLUSTRATING THE --------------- PEDESTRIAN PRECINCTS IN TSIM SHA TSUI ARE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S TEN-YEAR HOUSING PROGRAMME WILL SOON MOVE ANOTHER STEP FORWARD WHEN THE FIRST 6,500 TENANTS MOVE INTO THEIR NEW HOMES IN LAI KING ESTATE IN KWAI CHUNG IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

THE FIRST TOO 15-STOREY BLOCKS OF THE ESTATE WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT MONTH, AND THE FIRST GROUP OF TENANTS IS EXPECTED TO MOVE IN DIRECTLY AFTERWARDS.

IN THE MEANTIME, WORK ON THE OTHER FIVE BLOCKS IS PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY.

THE ESTATE COMPRISES TOO 22-STOREY AND FIVE 15-STOREY BLOCKS PROVIDING A TOTAL OF 4,239 FLATS WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE 27,000 PEOPLE BY JUNE NEXT YEAR.

BUILT ON A 150-ACRE SITE, THE SELF-CONTAINED ESTATE WILL HAVE THE SOCIAL INFRA-STRUCTURE THAT GOES WITH NEW HOUSING AUTHORITY ESTATES.

AMONG THE FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED ARE SCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS, RECREATIONAL AND OPEN SPACE, WELFARE AND COMMUNITY PREMISES, RESTAURANTS AND CAR PARKS AS WELL AS A POST OFFICE AND SHOPPING CENTRE.

MEANWHILE, THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TODAY INVITED TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 240 METRES OF INTERNAL ROADS, FIVE OPEN-AIR CAR PARKS AND A BASKETBALL COURT IN THE ESTATE.

WORK ON THE PROJECT — DESIGNED BY PWD’S HIGHWAYS OFFICE (NEW TERRITORIES DIVISION) — IS DUE TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH AND SHOULD BE FINISHED IN A YEAR’S TIME.

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THE HOUSING AUTHORITY WILL BUILD THREE PUBLIC HOUSING BLOCKS ON THE FORMER TAI HANG SAI COTTAGE AREA SITE TO REHOUSE ABOUT 6,000 TENANTS OF NEARBY TAI HANG TUNG ESTATE.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE THREE 12-STOREY BLOCKS AND A TWO-STOREY MARKET AND SHOPPING CENTRE, AS WELL AS AN ESTATE CARPARK, IS SCHEDULED TO START IN AUGUST AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY MID-1977.

QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS WISHING TO TENDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION WORKS ARE INVITED TO INFORM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY BY LETTER OF THEIR INTENTION BEFORE NOON ON JUNE 13, 1975.

THE FIRST STAGE OF THE TAI HANG TUNG REDEVELOPMENT OPERATION WILL START AS SOON AS THE THREE BLOCKS ARE READY FOR OCCUPATION.

THE FULL SCHEME ENVISAGES THE EVENTUAL DEMOLITION OF THE EXISTING FOURTEEN MARK 1 BLOCKS WHICH NOW HOUSE SOME 35,000 PEOPLE. IN THEIR PLACE WILL BE 12-STOREY BLOCKS WITH SELF-CONTAINED FLATS, EACH WITH ITS OWN BALCONY, KITCHEN, TOILET AND SHOWER.

WITH THE REHOUSING OF PART OF THE EXISTING POPULATION IN TAI HANG TUNG ESTATE, THE POPULATION DENSITY THERE WILL BE CONSIDERABLY REDUCED FROM 2,700 PEOPLE PER ACRE TO ABOUT 1,700 PEOPLE PER ACRE.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1975

ESTATE FAMILY FACING EVICTION PAYS UP .

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ANOTHER OF THE SEVEN FAMILIES OF WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE WHO WERE SERVED WITH NOTICES TO QUIT LAST MONTH, HAS PAID • THE FULL RENT FOR JUNE AND AGREED TO SETTLE THE ARREARS BY INSTALMENTS AS FROM JULY.

THIS LEAVES FIVE FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT DONE SO YET.

MR. D.I. MCINTOSH, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (GROUP A) OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT TODAY SENT A LETTER TO THE FAMILY WHICH DECIDED TO PAY THANKING THEM FOR THEIR COOPERATION.

IN HIS LETTER, MR. MCINTOSH ALSO SAID: +IF, DURING THE PERIOD THAT YOU ARE MAKING THESE INSTALMENTS, YOU SHOULD IN ANY PARTICULAR MONTH ENCOUNTER ANY DIFFICULTY IN MAKING THESE PAYMENTS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO APPROACH THE HOUSING MANAGER WHO WILL DO WHATEVER IS POSSIBLE TO ASSIST YOU IN ORDER TO AVOID ANY EMBARASSMENT.+

NONE OF THE REMAINING FIVE FAMILIES SERVED WITH NOTICES TO QUIT, HAS YET APPROACHED THE ESTATE OFFICE TO DISCUSS TERMS FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF THEIR ARREARS OR THE DEPARTMENT’S OFFER OF LOWER-RENT ACCOMMODATION WHICH HAS BEEN ARRANGED AT SHEK PAI WAN, TIN WAN AND CHAI WAN ESTATES ON THE ISLAND AND LAM TIN AND SAU MAU PING ESTATES IN KOWLOON.

+THEY SHOULD AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THIS OPPORTUNITY NOW BEFORE THE NOTICE TO QUIT EXPIRES AT THE END OF THIS MONTH,+ MR. MCINTOSH SAID.

ON THE OTHER HAND, EIGHT OF THE 77 OTHER FAMILIES IN BLOCK 10, WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE WHO OWE RENT TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY, HAVE APPLIED FOR CHEAPER ACCOMMODATION AND THESE ARE NOW BEING PROCESSED.

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RACE ROUND LAM TIN DISTRICT

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ONE THOUSAND BOYS AND GIRLS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 10 AND 15 WILL BE MEETING ON SUNDAY MORNING (JUNE 8) TO TEST THEIR ENDURANCE IN A RACE ROUND LAM TIN DISTRICT IN EAST KOWLOON.

THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS — ONE FOR THE 10 TO 12-YEAR-OLD AND ANOTHER FOR THOSE AGED 13 AND OVER.

STARTING FROM THE LAM TIN RESERVOIR PLAYGROUND. THE ROUTE WILL TAKE THEM TO PING TIN STREET, ON TIN STREET, KAI TIN STREET, LYEMUN ROAD, JUNK BAY ROAD, KAI TIN ROAD, TAK TIN STREET AND BACK, TO THE PLAYGROUND. IN ALL, THEY WILL COVER ABOUT FOUR MILES IF THEY COMPLETE THE ENTIRE RACE.

THIS SPORTING EVENT IS JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICE, THE POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICES IN KWUN TONG. .

IT HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY FIVE WELFARE AGENCIES-IN THE DISTRICT — THE LAM TIN (EAST) AND WEST ESTATE COMMUNITY WORK OFFICES OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE Y.M.C.A. LAM TIN CENTRE, THE FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS LAM TIN YOUTH CENTRE, THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS ASSOCIATION LAM TIN CHILDREN’S CENTRE AND THE GALILEE CENTRE OF THE CHRISTIAN GALILEE CHAPEL.

FOLLOWING THE RACE A PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE FINISHING POINT AT 11 A.M. OFFICIATING WILL BE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SPONSORS, ORGANISERS, THE ESTATE OFFICE AND THE LAM TIN KAI FONG ASSOCIATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE ,H H K « H *

A YOUTH VOLUNTEERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH TO TRAIN YOUTH LEADERS HELPING OUT IN SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE COURSE WILL BE HELD ON JULY 12, 13 AND 14 FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AT HEEP YUNN SCHOOL, FARM ROAD, KOWLOON, AND THERE WILL BE AN OVERNIGHT CAMP ON JULY 19 AND 20 AT THE BAPTIST PING CHE CAMP, FANLING, NEW TERRITORIES.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING WILL BE EMPHASIZED IN THE FORM OF SEMINARS, LECTURES, AND DEMONSTRATIONS. FIELD WORK PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE INDIVIDUAL YOUTH CENTRES AFTER THE COURSE.

THE PROGRAMME IS ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICE (KOWLOON CITY) OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WITH OTHER 10 YOUTH SERVICE AGENCIES IN THE DISTRICT.

A TOTAL OF 150 TRAINEES WILL BE RECRUITED FROM THE ORGANISING AGENCIES, BUT A LIMITED NUMBER OF VACANCIES IS AVAILABLE. THOSE INTERESTED MAY CALL THE CYO (KOWLOON CITY) ON TEL. 3-021414.

MEANWHILE, A SEMINAR WILL BE HELD FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM ABOUT 20 SOCIAL SERVICE GROUPS IN KOWLOON CITY AT THE CYO (KOWLOON CITY) TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON.

MISS VIRGINIA CHAN OF THE ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTEERS FOR SERVICE WILL GIVE A TALK ON +THE RECENT TREND OF VOLUNTARY SERVICES,* AND SHOW SOME SLIDES OF COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE GROUPS AT WORK.

THE LECTURE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION ON THE NEEDS FOR SOCIAL SERVICE AND ITS FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT

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FIRST PRIZE OF GOVERNMENT LOTTERY WORTH $460,000 H ft « if « K

SOMEONE WILL BE RICHER BY $460,000 TOMORROW WHEN’THE FIRST PRIZE FOR THE FIRST GOVERNMENT LOTTERY OF THE YEAR IS DRAWN.

A TOTAL OF 575,000 TICKETS WAS SOLD UP TO 9 P.M. TODAY (FRIDAY) WHEN SALES CLOSED. THE TOTAL PROCEEDS REACHED $1,150,000.

THE SECOND PRIZE IS WORTH $46,000, AND THE THIRD PRIZE $4,600.

EACH OF THE 50 SPECIAL PRIZES AND THE 106 CONSOLATION PRIZES IS WORTH $1,150.

THE WINNING NUMBERS WILL BE DRAWN AT 10 A.M. TOMORROW IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE BY FIVE RADIO HONG KONG ARTISTES - MR. LEUNG MING, MISS FUNG SHUI CHUN, MR. TSANG KONG, MISS KIMMY GOT AND MR. WU KWUN MAANG. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DRAW, A CHINESE KUNG FU SHOW WILL BE STAGED BY THE HONG KONG CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A SHORT COMEDY PERFORMED BY RADIO HONG KONG ARTISTES.

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A REVISED LIST OF CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS AND TRUSTS RECOGNISED AS BEING EXEMPT FROM TAX IS PUBLISHED IN A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT TO TODAY’S GAZETTE.

THE NEW LIST REPLACES ALL OTHERS PUBLISHED BEFORE MAY 31 THIS YEAR. THE NUMBER OF INSTITUTIONS AND TRUSTS INCLUDED IN THIS YEAR’S LIST IS 2,400 AS COMPARED WITH 2,350 LAST YEAR.

ANYONE WHO MAKES DONATIONS TO ANY OF THE CHARITABLE . INSTITUTIONS AND TRUSTS SPECIFIED ON THE LIST MAY CLAIM TAX RELIEF UNDER SECTION 88 OF THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT.

___ CLAIMS FOR SUCH RELIEF MAY BE MADE WHEN COMPLETING RETURN FORMS REQUIRED FOR PROFIT TAX, SALARIES TAX OR PERSONAL ASSESSMENT AND SHOULD BE SUPPORTED BY AN OFFICIAL RECEIPT ISSUED BY THE INSTITUTION OR TRUST.

RELIEF WILL ONLY BE DONATIONS AMOUNT TO $100

GRANTED WHEN THE TOTAL APPROVED OR MORE IN A YEAR.

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SPECIAL CONVERSION PROGRAMME FOR DRIVING LICENCE ENDS THIS MONTH .............................. 1

118 STORM SHELTERS SET UP AS TYPHOON SEASON APPROACHES .........................................   2

SPECIAL TRAIN SERVICES FOR DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL ...... 2

WINNING TICKETS OF THE FIRST GOVERNMENT LOTTERY DRAWN ...............................................  3

SPECIAL REGISTRATION FACILITIES IN TAKULING .......... 3

CHAI WAN TO HOLD COMMUNITY WEEK......................  4

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CONVERSION OF DRIVING LICENCES »* */ *• * • «r

DRIVERS WHO HAVE HOT YET TAKEN ADVANTAGE 07 THE TRANSPORT DEPARiMEHT’S SCHEME FOR AN EARLY EXCHANGE OF THEIR VALID OLD TYPE DRIVING LICENCES FOR THE NEW LAI 11 HATED TYPE HAVE UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH 70 DO 80o

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT FROM JULY 1 HOLDERS OF THE OLD BOOKLET DRIVING LICENCE WOULD DE ISSUED WITH THE NEW LAMINATED LICENCE ONLY WHEN THE OLD ONE CANE UP FOR RENEWAL OR WHEN THE HOLDER APPLIED FOR A CHANGE OF PARTICULARS,,

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE LAST DECEMBER, WAS INTENDED PROCESS DY OFFERING LICENCE

HAVE THEIR LICENCES CONVERTED DUE FOR RENEWAL.

SPECIAL PROGRAMME, INTRODUCED TO SPEED UP THE CONVERSION HOLDERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO .

DEFORE THE LICENCES WERE

THIS WAS DONE DY SENDING THEM NOTIFICATIONS WITH RETURN SLIPS, WHICH COULD DE SENT OR POSTED BACK, FREE OF CHARGE, TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR PROCESSING, TOGETHER WITH THEIR BOOKLET LICENCE AND TWO 1 1/4” X 1” PHOTOGRAPHS. AFTER PROCESSING, THE DEPARTMENT WILL RETURN, BY RECORDED POSTAL DELIVERY, THE HEW LAMINATED LICENCE AND THE INVALIDATED BOOKLET LICENCE. HE SAID.

THE RIGHT SIZED PHOTOGRAPHS MAY EE OBTAINED FROM THE PHOTO-VENDING MACHINES INSTALLED IN THE DEPARTMENT'S HONG' KONG LICENSING OFFICE AT MURRAY ROAD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK DU ILDI NG OR KOWLOON OFFICE IN PUJ CHING ROAD.

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STORM SHELTERS MADE READY AS TYPHOON SEASON APPROACHES it it n it st st

THE HOME.AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT HAS SET UP 113 TYPHOON' SHELTERS IN URBAN AREAS AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE DURING THE APPROACHING TYPHOON SEASON.

THE SHELTERS, WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE, WILL OPEN WHEN TYPHOON SIGNAL HO. 0 IS UP, OR AT ANY OTHER TIME WHEN REQUIRED.

FIFTY-SEVEN OF THE SHELTERS ARE OH HONG KONG ISLAND — 13 IN WESTERN DISTRICT, 23 IN EASTERN DISTRICT, NINE IN CENTRAL AND 12 IN WANCHAI.

THE REMAINING 61 ARE IN KOWLOON — EIGHT IN YAU MA TEI, SIX IN MONG KOK, FOUR IN SHAM SHU I PO, 10 IN KOWLOON CITY, 10 IN WONG TAI SIN, AND 23 IN KWUN TONG.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO SEEK TEMPORARY REFUGE IN ANY OF THESE SHELTERS DURING AN EMERGENCY SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL DISTRICT OFFICE WHICH AUTOMATICALLY OPERATES A ROUND-THE-CLOCK ENQUIRY SERVICE IMMEDIATELY TYPHOON SIGNAL NO. 1 IS HOISTED.

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THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY WILL RUH TEN ADDITIONAL TRAINS TO TAI PO MARKET NEXT SATURDAY (JUNE 14), THE DAY OF THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, FOR THE DRAGON BOAT RACES AT YUEN CHOW TSAI.

THESE SPECIAL TRAINS WILL LEAVE TSIM SHA TSUI ALMOST EVERY HOUR FROM MORNING TO EVENING. THEIR TIMES OF DEPARTURE ARE 7.53 A.M., 8.53 A.M., 9.48 A.M., 10.49 A.M.y 11.26 A.M., 12.28 P.M., 2.05 P.M., 3.24 P.M., 4.45 P.M. AND 6.49 P.M.

EXCEPT FOR THE FIRST SIX WHICH WILL NOT STOP AT MONG • KOK, ALL THE TRAINS WILL PICK UP PASSENGERS EN ROUTE.

TO TAKE SPECTATORS BACK, 11 SPECIAL DOWN TRAINS WILL ALSO RUN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THEIR TIMES OF DEPARTURE FROM TAI PO MARKET ARE 8.45 A.M., 9.58 A.M., 10.40 A.M., 11.54 A.M., 12.50 P.M., 1.56 P.M., 3.12 P.M., 4.25 P.M., 5.39 P.M., 7.16 P.M. AND 8.12 P.M.

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TICKET NO. 234809 WINS $460,000 M ft « « «

THE LUCKY HOLDER OF TICKET NUMBER 234809 TODAY WON THE FIRST PRIZE OF $460,000 AT THE DRAW OF THE FIRST GOVERNMENT LOTTERY AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE.

THE WINNING NUMBER FOR THE SECOND PRIZE OF $46,000 IS 452518, WHILE THE THIRD PRIZE OF $4,600 WENT TO THE HOLDER OF TICKET NUMBER 429509.

THE THREE PR I ZES/WERE DRAWN BY FOUR RADIO HONG KONG ARTISTES -MR. LEUNG MING, MISS FUNG SHU I C|IUN, MISS KIMMY GOT AND MR. WU KWUN MAANG THIS MORNING.

WINNING NUMBERS OF THE 50 SPECIAL PRIZES OF $1,150 s-

20220 120511 288982 364233 459036

57708 122524 289206 366217 461367

61282 124804 300909 367304 462630

61975 145859 307470' - 375798 478792

68040 172270 334891 380893 495497

71984 182918 335367 401013 523001

85021 184949 338527 402226 539266

100394 225344 350997 421748 551133

108928 257692 357532 446162 552632

113352 258772 359183 450157 571609

THERE ARE ALSO 106 CONSOLATION PRIZES OF $1,150 EACH FOR TICKET NUMBERS IMMEDIATELY ABOVE AND BELOW A WINNING NUMBER IN THE DRAW.

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SPECIAL REGISTRATION FACILITIES IN TAKULING

A TEMPORARY REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICE WILL BE SET UP IN THE TAKULING RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE NEXT WEEK FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

THE OFFICE WILL OPERATE BEWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 4.30 P.M. ON JUNE 12, AND PARENTS ARE URGED TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE FACILITIES TO REGISTER THEIR 11-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN FOR JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS.

HOLDERS OF JUVENILE I.D. CARDS WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 18 SHOULD REGISTER FOR AN ADULT CARD.

RESIDENTS ARE ALSO REMINDED OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REGISTER WITH THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT AND TO REPORT ANY CHANGES OF PARTICULARS, SUCH AS MARRIAGE, CHANGE OF ADDRESSES AND EMPLOYMENT.

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A +CHAI WAN COMMUNITY WEEK+ WILL DE HELD FROM NEXT MONDAY (JUNE 9) TO ENCOURAGE MORE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT TO USE THE CHAI WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

THE COMMUNITY CENTRE HAS OHLY BEEN IN OPERATION FOR SEVEN MONTHS AND ALREADY MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND PEOPLE MAKE USE OF ITS VARIOUS FACILITIES DAILY, ACCORDING TO THE WARDEN, MR. KWAN KAM-CHUEN.

APART FROM GROUP AND COMMUNITY WORK CONDUCTED BY THE CENTRE’S STAFF, THERE IS ALSO A LIBRARY, A YOUTH CLUB AND A YOUTH COUNSELLING SERVICE OPERATED BY THE CHINESE Y.M.C.A. AND A NURSERY RUN BY THE SALVATION ARMY.

TOGETHER WITH THE CENTRE, THESE AGENCIES ARE SPONSORING THE WEEK AND THEY HAVE-ARRANGED A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES IN WHICH RESIDENTS OF THE AREA CAN TAKE PART.

DURING THE WEEK THERE WILL BE DIFFERENT EVENTS FROM 7-10 P.M. EACH EVENING. AMONG THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES ARE'' AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CHARTS AND BOOKS, A BABIES CRAWLING CONTEST TOGETHER WITH FREE MEDICAL AND DENTAL CHECKUPS FOR THEM, BASKETBALL AND BADMINTON DEMONSTRATIONS \ DURING THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE WEEK.

THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY HAVE BEEN SET ASIDE FOR ENTERTAINMENT IN THE FORM OF FILMS, FOLK SONGS AND DANCES AND SONGS FROM CANTONESE OPERAS. THE LAST DAY, SUNDAY, WHICH IS ALSO FATHER’S DAY, WILL DE FOR FAMILIES AND A GATHERING WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 2 AND 4 P.M. AT WHICH THERE WILL BE GAMES AND OTHER FORMS OF ENJOYMENT.

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AMT I-MEASLES CAMPAIGN PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES STILL NECESSARY DESPITE GOOD RESPONSE

SOME 20,000 CHILDREN WERE IMMUNISED DURING THE TWO-MONTH ANTI-MEASLES CAMPAIGN III APRIL AND MAY, bllI Ci I WAS LAUNCHED DY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO MAKE THE PU: UC AWARE GF THE NECESSITY TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

OF THESE, ADOUT 4,000 WERE INOCULATED OH HONG KONG ISLAND, 11,500 IN KOWLOON ARD 4,500 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IT WAS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF ANTI-MEASLES CAMPAIGNS FOR THIS YEAR, WITH THE SECOND AND THIRD SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST ARD DECEMBER RESPECTIVELY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE PUBLIC RESPONSE TO THE RECENT CAMPAIGN HAD DEEN MOST ENCOURAGING.

HOWEVER, HE SAID THERE WAS STILL A LARGE HUMBER OF CHILDREN WHO REMAINED SUSCEPTIBLE TO MEASLES.

HE URGED PARENTS OF SUSCEPTIBLE CHILDREN BETWEEN NINE MONTHS AND FIVE YEARS TO HAVE THEM IMMUNISED IMMEDIATELY.

HE REMINDED THE PUBLIC THAT FREE VACCINE WAS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AT ALL THE DEPARTMENT’S MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CENTRES.

THE DEPARTMENT HAD EARLIER WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF AN OUTBREAK OF MEASLES EPIDEMIC LATER THIS YEAR OR IN EARLY 1976.

PAST EXPERIENCES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE DISEASE DISPLAYS A DISTINCT BIENNIAL PATTERN, OCCUR I NG IN AH EPIDEMIC FORM EVERY ALTERNATE WINTER/SPRING.

THE LAST OUTBREAK OF MEASLES WAS IN LATE 1973 AND EARLY 1974 WHEN 53 CHILDREN DIED OF THE DISEASE.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF MEASLES EPIDEMICS, PARENTS MUST ENSURE THAT THEIR CHILDREN HAVE DEEN IMMUNISED.

+A SINGLE INJECTION AT THE AGE OF HINE MONTHS OR OLDER WILL GIVE LONG LASTING PROTECTION,* HE SAID.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1975

ADVERTISING MAY BE ALLOWED ON TRAINS h # it n it it

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY MAY ACCEPT ADVERTISING THROUGH A PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM ON ITS TRAINS, DEPENDING ON THE RESPONSE OF ITS PASSENGERS.

FOR A WEEK, BEGINNING TOMORROW (MONDAY), THE KCR WILL TRY OUT THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM ON TWO COACHES OF A HUMBER OF TRAINS TO TEST THE SYSTEM AND ITS ACCEPTIBILITY. HOWEVER, HO COMMERCIALS WILL BE BROADCAST DURING THE TRIAL PERIOD.

INSTEAD, SOFT MUSIC WILL BE PLAYED INTERSPERSED WITH OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS, SUCH AS ADVISING PASSENGERS CF THE APPROACH GF STATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATING TO TRAIN SERVICES.

THE EXPERIMENT IS BEING CARRIED OUT WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF REDIFFUSIOH (U.K.) LTD. ON A FIRST CLASS AND AN ORDINARY CLASS COACH OF TRAINS LEAVING KOWLOON STATION AT 6.30 A.M., 10.34 A.M., 2.55 P.M., AND 6.46 P.M.= AND ON TRAINS LEAVING LO WU STATION AT 7.48 A.M. , 12.02 P.M., 4.19 P.M. AND 8.07 P.M.

A KCR SPOKESMAN INVITED PASSENGERS TO GIVE THEIR VIEWS AND SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING THE SCHEME BY WRITING TO THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE RAILWAY.

IF THE EXPERIMENT PROVES SUCCESSFUL, HE SAID, IT WAS INTENDED TO EXTEND THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM TO ALL COACHES AND TO BROADCAST MUSIC AND ADVERTISEMENTS INSTEAD OF OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS.

TENDERS WOULD DE CALLED FOR AH APPROPRIATE ORGANISATION TO OPERATE THE SCHEME IF IT WAS DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH ACCEPTING ADVERTISEMENTS, HE ADDED, ' k

CROWN LAND SALE a it it it

TOO LOTS OF CROWN LAND FOR INDUSTRIAL OR GODOWN DEVELOPMENT WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY AUCTION NEXT MOUTH.

ONE OF THE LOTS COVERS ABOUT 23,000 SQUARE FEET OFF SZE SHAN STREET IN SAM KA TSUEN, KOWLOON, AND THE OTHER IS A 16,230-SQUARE-FEET LOT OFF ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 P.M. ON JULY 4 IN THE CITY HALL LECTURE ROOM. %

FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY DE OBTAINED

FROM THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG, AND FROM THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR.

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HONGKONG

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AT THE STUDIOS

ON JUNE 20

TICKETS FOR SECOND LOTTERY NOW ON SALE # tt H H it »

TICKETS FOR THE YEAR’S SECOND GOVERNMENT LOTTERY ARE NOW ON SALE AT $2 EACH.

THEY ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL JUNE 19 AT ALL ROYAL JOCKEY CLUB SELLING BOOTHS AND THE HEAD AND BRANCH MAJOR BANKS IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG.

THE DRAW FOR THE WINNING NUMBERS WILL BE HELD OF HONG KONG TELEVISION BROADCAST CO. AT 9.30 P.M. (FRIDAY).

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

WINNING NUMBERS WILL DE PUBLISHED IN AH EXTRAORDINARY ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT GAZETTE OH JUNE 23. . '

PRIZES MUST BE CLAIMED WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER THE NUMBERS ARE PUBLISHED, THAT IS BEFORE JUNE 23, 1977.

NOTE TO EDITORS! . i

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, MR. KAI-YIN CHAU WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CITY HALL , RESTAURANT AT 1 P.M. TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF PLANS FOR PROMOTING THE SECOND GOVERNMENT LOTTERY.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND.

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WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN WANCHAI AND IN YUEN LONG WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR SEVERAL HOURS HEXT TUESDAY WHEN TESTS FOR LEAKAGE WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN THE AREAS.

IN WANCHAI, THE INTERRUPTION WILL DE FROM 1 A.M. TO 6 A.M. ON TUESDAY (JUNE 10), AND WILL AFFECT PREMISES BOUNDED BY CANAL ROAD EAST, HENNESSY ROAD, HEARD STREET, THE NORTH SIDE OF WANCHAI ROAD, TIN LOK LANE, MORRISON HILL ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD.

IN YUEN LONG, THERE WILL BE A FIVE-HOUR INTERRUPTION OF WATER SUPPLY OH TUESDAY AND ON WEDNESDAY — STARTING FROM 1 A.M. ON BOTH DAYS.

AFFECTED ON THESE TWO DAYS WILL DE PREMISES BOUNDED BY CASTLE PEAK ROAD DETWEEN AU TAU CROSS ROAD AND SAN TIN, KAM TIN SHI, KAM HING WAI, SHU I TAU TSUEN, SHU I MEI TSEUN, PAK WAI TSUEN AND KAM TIN MARKET, KAM SHEUNG ROAD DETWEEN KAM TIN ROAD AND TAI PO -ROAD, KAM TIN ROAD BETWEEN AU TAU CROSS ROAD AND TSUEN KAM ROAD, AS WELL AS SEK KONG CAMP AND THE SEK KONG FIRE SERVICES TRAINING school. ' , : ■

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CONTENTS . PAGE NO.

NO EVIDENCE OF LINK BETWEEN OYSTERS AND HEPATITIS ...... 1

FUNG MO .STREET INTERCHANGE OPENS ON WEDNESDAY ......... 2

TUEN NG IS A STATUTORY HOLIDAY ......................... 3

KWUN TONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE HANDED OVER TO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ................................... 4

DRAW FOR WINNING LOTTERY NUMBERS TO BE TELEVISED ....... 5

RESIDENTS REMINDED OF NEED TO REGISTER FOR IDENTITY CARDS ......................................... 6

WATER SITUATION REPORT ................................. 6

QUEEN’S MESSAGE TO SOUTH VIETNAMESE REFUGEES ........... 7

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OYSTERS AMD HEPATITIS: IIO PROOF OF LINK

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AUD HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THERE IS HO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER TO INDICATE THAT LAU FAU SHAN OYSTERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS.

AT THE SAME TIME, HOWEVER, HE REMINDED RESIDENTS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF COCKING OYSTERS AND OTHER SHELLFISH PROPERLY BEFORE SERVING SO AS TO MINIMISE THE RISK GF HEALTH HAZARDS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WAS A STRONG ASSOCIATION BETWEEN INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS AND THE CONSUMPTION OF SHELLFISH TAKEN FROM CONTAMI HATED SEAWATER.

PERIODIC TESTS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT AT LAU FAU SHAN (THE MOST RECENT TEST MADE ONLY LAST FRIDAY, JUNE 6) TO CHECK THE LEVEL OF POLLUTION IN THE AREA.

OVER THE PAST 10 MONTHS, MORE THAN 100 TESTS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT AND THE RESULTS SHOW THAT THE LEVEL OF POLLUTION VARIES WITH THE WEATHER. THE LEVEL OF CONTAMINATION, HE SAID, TENDS TO RISE DURING PERIODS OF CONSISTENT HEAVY RAK).

THE SPOKESMAN RE-1TERATED THAT THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT LAU FAU SHAN OYSTERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TRANSMISSION GF HEPATITIS.

THE SPOKESMAN WAS ADDRESSING REPRESENTATIVES OF OYSTER FARMERS AT A MEETING WITH OFFICERS FROM THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE.

AT THE MEETING, THE OYSTER FARMERS ASKED THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE U.S.D. TO CONDUCT OH-TIIE-SPOT TESTS, THE RESULTS OF WHICH WOULD SHOW WHETHER OR NOT LAU FAU SHAH OYSTERS WERE CARRIERS OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS.

THE MEDICAL OFFICERS EXPLAINED THAT SUCH TESTS COULD NOT DE CONCLUSIVE BECAUSE IT HAD NOT DEEN POSSIBLE FOR SCIENTISTS TO ISOLATE THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES THE DISEASE.

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FUNG MO STREET INTERCHANGE OPENS ON WEDNESDAY « M H H H

THE NEWLY-COMPLETED FUNG MO STREET INTERCHANGE IN KOWLOON, WHICH WILL GREATLY FACILITATE EAST-WEST THROUGH TRAFFIC ALONG LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC AT 10 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 11).

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPENING. ALL TRAFFIC ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WISHING TO TURN INTO FUNG MO STREET WILL KEEP TO THE LEFT AND ENTER THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO AND OVER THE NEW FLYOVER.

MOTORISTS TRAVELLING NORTH ALONG FUNG MO STREET WISHING TO TURN RIGHT INTO LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WILL GO ON TO THE FLYOVER AND EXIT ONTO LUNG CHEUNG ROAD VIA THE SLIP ROAD.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS SPANNING LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WILL BE OPENED TO PROVIDE SAFE CROSSING FACILITIES FOR PEDESTRIANS.

NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS WILL BE IN OPERATION AT THE JUNCTION OF FUNG MO STREET AND FU MEI STREET. THE EXISTING TRAFFIC SIGNALS, LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD AND FUNG MO STREET, WILL BE CANCELLED.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP AND POLICE WILL BE ON HAND TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

THREE BUS ROUTES, NOS. 2F, 3C AND 11C WHICH AT PRESENT OPERATE VIA FUNG MO STREET WILL USE THE NEW FLYOVER AND OBSERVE A NEW BUS STOP BENEATH THE FLYOVER.

MEANWHILE, ON THE HONG KONG ISLAND, THE U-SHAPE APPROACH ROAD LEADING FROM GLOUCESTER ROAD TO THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL ENTRANCE WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO 6 A.M. THE NEXT MORNING TO ENABLE RESURFACING WORKS TO BE CARRIED OUT. IN CASE OF HEAVY RAINS, THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE WILL BE POSTPONED BY ONE DAY.

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TUEN NG IS A STATUTORY HOLIDAY « H «

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. NEIL HENDERSON, TODAY REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THE TUEN NG (DRAGON DOAT) FESTIVAL WHICH THIS YEAR FALLS ON SATURDAY (JUNE 14), IS ONE OF THE SIX STATUTORY HOLIDAYS UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

MR. HENDERSON EMPHASISED THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE APPLIED NOT ONLY TO INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES BUT ALSO TO EMPLOYEES IN THE ENTIRE COMMERCIAL SECTOR, INCLUDING THE SERVICES AND CATERING TRADES.

UNDER THE ORDINANCE, ALL NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING

NOT MORE THAN $2,000 A MONTH AND ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EARNINGS ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY. AND THEY MUST ALSO BE PAID FOR THE DAY OFF IF THEY HAVE WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR THEIR EMPLOYER FOR THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY.

+IF THE EMPLOYER REQUIRES AN EMPLOYEE TO WORK ON THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY, HE MUST GIVE HIM AT LEAST 48 HOURS’ NOTICE, AND HE MUST GIVE HIS EMPLOYEE AN ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE STATUTORY HOL I DAY,+ HE SAID.

IF THE EMPLOYER INTENDS TO GIVE HIS EMPLOYEE AN ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY BEFORE THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY, HE MUST NOTIFY HIS EMPLOYEE 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE BEFORE GIVING HIM AN ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY. AND IF AN ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY IS TO DE GIVEN AFTER THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY, THE EMPLOYER MUST INFORM HIS EMPLOYEE OF THE ARRANGEMENT AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY.

+IF THE EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE AGREE, ANY DAY WITHIN 30 DAYS OF A STATUTORY HOLIDAY OR ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY MAY BE TAKEN BY THE EMPLOYEE AS A SUBSTITUTED HOLIDAY,+ MR. HENDERSON ADDED.

COMPLAINTS OR ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE TO THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE s FOR KOWLOON EAST 3-205638= KOWLOON WEST 3-201652- KWUN TONG 3-898520= TSUEN WAN 12-422096= AND HONG KONG ISLAND 5-202523 EXT. 60.

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KWUN TONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE HANDED OVER a « n » « « »

THE NEW TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AT KWUN TONG WAS HANDED OVER TODAY TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE PUDLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

COURSES WILL DEGIN THIS SEPTEMDER WITH THE ENROLMENT OF OVER 1,000 FIRST YEAR CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN STUDENTS. .

THE NEW INSTITUTE HAS FIVE TEACHING DEPARTMENT - CLOTHING INDUSTRIES, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, PRINTING, AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES.

IN ADDITION TO CLASSROOMS AND LECTURE THEATRES, THE ACCOMMODATION IN THE 316-MILLION DU ILDI NG INCLUDES EXTENSIVE AND WELL-EQUIPPED WORKSHOPS AND LADORATOR IES, DRAWING OFFICES, A LIDRARY, STUDENT COMMON ROOMS AND OFFICES, CANTEEN FACILITIES AND A LARGE MULTI-PURPOSE HALL.

WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL THE INSTITUTE WILL OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME COURSES AND CATER FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND STUDENTS.

+THE ESTADLISHMENT OF TECHNICAL INSTITUTES IN A NUMDER OF MAJOR INDUSTRIAL AREAS IS PART OF A DROAD GOVERNMENT PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO ENSURE THAT SUFFICIENT TECHNICAL PERSONNEL ARE AVAILADLE TO MEET THE EXISTING AND FUTURE DEMANDS OF INDUSTRY,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

THE MAJOR FUNCTION OF THE INSTITUTES IS TO PROVIDE THE RELATED TECHNICAL EDUCATION WHICH IS REQUIRED TO COMPLEMENT THE TRAINING PROVIDED BY INDUSTRY.

THROUGH THE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT THE GOVERNMENT IS OFFERING ASSISTANCE TO EMPLOYERS WHO WISH TO START APPRENTICESHIP SCHEMES.

APPRENTICES STUDY ON A PART-TIME DAY RELEASE BASIS ATTENDING THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR ONE FULL-DAY AND TWO EVENINGS A WEEK. THIS COMBINATION OF ON-THE-JOB TRAINING AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS RECOGNISED IN MOST INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES AS BE 11.3 THE BEST AND MOST ECONOMICAL WAY OF TRAINING CRAFTSMEN AND TECHNICIANS.

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ALTHOUGH OVER 180 INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN HONG KONG ARE SCHEMES, THE NUMBER OF APPRENTICES BEING TRAINED FALLS A LONG WAY SHORT OF THE TOTAL HEEDS INDICATED BY THE MANPOWER SURVEYS RECENTLY CONDUCTED BY THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL.

+WITH THE OPENING OF THIS NEW INSTITUTE AT KWUN TONG. AND ANOTHER AT KWAI CHUNG WHICH IS HEARING COMPLETION, IT IS HOPED THAT n*n^ COMPANIES WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INCREASED NUMBER OF theTspokesman sah)ASE courses now DE,tJG 0FFERED F0R their benefit,*

NOTE TO EDITORS:

COPIES OF A PHOTOGRAPH INSTITUTE WILL BE BOXED FOR

OF THE NEWLY COMPLETED TECHNICAL COLLECTION THIS EVENING.

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THE DRAW FOR WINNING NUMBERS OF THE SECOND GOVERNMENT LOTTERY THIS YEAR WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE TO ENABLE MORE PEOPLE TO SHARE IN THE EXCITEMENT OF THE OCCASSIOH.

MR. KAI-YIN CHAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE CITY HALL RESTAURANT TODAY THAT DETAILS WERE DE I NG WORKED OUT WITH HK-TVB TO SCREEN THE EVENT OH ITS POPULAR *EHJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT* PROGRAMME ON JUNE 20.

THE DRAW WILL BE PERFORMED BY FOUR TVB ARTISTES — LOUISE LEE SEE-KEI, MIU KAM-FUNG, SUM SUM AND WAN LOU-MEI. THE FOUR BEAUTIES WILL ALSO HELP PROMOTE TICKET SALES DY PERSONALLY SELLING TICKETS AT THE KOWLOON STAR FERRY CONCOURSE AT 5 P.M. NEXT MONDAY (JUNE 16).

MR. CHAU EXPRESSED DISAPPOINTMENT WITH TICKET SALES FOR THE LAST LOTTERY WHICH AMOUNTED TO ONLY 575,000 -- FAR DELOW THE 974,000 TICKETS SOLD IN THE FIRST LOTTERY LAST YEAR. THE DROP WAS PROBABLY DUE TO THE HEAVY RAINS DURING THE SALE PERIOD, HE SAID.

HOWEVER, HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT TICKET SALES FOR THE CURRENT AND FUTURE LOTTERIES WOULD PICK UP.

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE PRESENT AT TODAY’S CONFERENCE WERE : MR. DAVID WU CHUNG-SHING, MR. T.H. BARMA, MR. S.A.S. DUNLOP, MISS ANNE CHAN SUET-MAN, AND MR. GEORGE RAHMIN, SECRETARY TO THE COMMITTEE.

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THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT TODAY REMINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN FOR IDENTITY CARDS.

CHANGES IN REGISTERED PARTICULARS, SUCH AS CHANGE OF ADDRESS, MARRIAGE STATUS OR CHANGE IN JOBS, SHOULD ALSO BE REPORTED SO THAT THE RECORDS CAN BE UPDATED.

A SPECIAL FORM (ROP 18) IS AVAILABLE FOR REPORTING SUCH CHANGES AND MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ANY POST OFFICE ENQUIRY COUNTER, CITY DISTRICT OFFICE OR NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICE. NO POSTAGE IS NECESSARY IN MAILING THE FORM TO THE DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT REMINDED PARENTS TO REGISTER THEIR 11-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN FOR JUVENILE I.D. CARDS, HOLDERS OF JUVENILE CARDS SHOULD REGISTER FOR AN ADULT CARD AT THE AGE OF 18.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID NEW ARRIVALS WHO INTEND TO STAY IN HONG KONG FOR MORE THAN 90 DAYS ARE ALSO OBLIGED TO REGISTER' FOR AN IDENTITY CARD WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER THEIR ARRIVAL. POSSESSION OF A TRAVEL DOCUMENT, INCLUDING A BRITISH PASSPORT DOES NOT ABSOLVE A PERSON FROM REGISTERING, HE SAID.

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WATER SITUATION REPORT ft ft ft ft ft

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS AS AT 9 AM’ \ TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 66,635 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 99 PER CENT OF THE FULL CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THERE WERE 36,337 MILLION GALLONS IN STORE.

THIS MORNING’S STORAGE AT PLOVER COVE WAS 50,054 MILLION GALLONS. COMPARED WITH 28,339 MILLION GALLONS ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR. PLOVER COVE’S PRESENT STORAGE REPRESENTS 99.1 PER CENT OF ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.

A TOTAL OF 1.5 MM (0.06 IN) WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 AM TODAY. TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 1,342.1 MM (52.84 IN).

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THE QUEEN HAS SENT A MESSAGE TO THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG WISHING THEM THE BEST IN THE FUTURE.

THE MESSAGE CAME IN RESPONSE TO A TELEGRAM SENT TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE BY THE REFUGEE REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE DODWELL’S RIDGE REFUGEE CAMP EXPRESSING THEIR GRATITUDE TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

THE TELEGRAM FROM THE REFUGEE COMMITTEE TO THE QUEEN READ:

+ALL VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WHO LEFT EVERYTHING AND NATIVE LAND FOR FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY RESPECTFULLY EXPRESS DEEP APPRECIATION AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR OF HONG KONG

• AND PEOPLE Or HONG KONG FOR GENEROSITY, MAGNANIMITY, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND COMMODITIES TO HELP THEM START ESTABLISHING A NEW LIFE IN FREE COUNTRIES. GOD BLESS YOU.+

THE QUEEN’S REPLY, SENT BY HER PRIVATE SECRETARY, READ: +1 AM COMMANDED BY THE QUEEN TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TELEGRAM AND TO SAY THAT THE QUEEN FOLLOWED WITH INTEREST THE DETAILS OF YOUR RECEPTION IN HONG KONG DURING HER OWN VISIT THERE, AND SENDS HER BEST WISHES FOR THE FUTURE.+

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PERSONAL HYGIENE IS THE KEY TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS, SAYS MHD......................... 1

FUNG MO FLYOVER OPENS TO TRAFFIC TOMORROW ................ 3

HONG KONG’S CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT GENERALLY ACCEPTED BY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES .....................   4

TEMPORARY WATER CUT IN WONG CHUK HANG .................... 4

TENDERS INVITED FOR EXCHANGE OF TWO SITES IN MUI WO ...... 5

POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR TUEN NG FESTIVAL ................. 5

SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT ORGANISES MOSAIC ART COMPETITION FOR NT YOUNGSTERS ............................ 6

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THE SPREAD OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS IS CAUSED BY PERSON TO PERSON CONTACT OR CONTAMINATED FOOD AND DRINK.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES (HEALTH), DR* S.H. LEE, IN A TALK TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON EAST THIS AFTERNOON.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THE DISEASE IS CAUSED BY A VIRUS DESIGNATED AS VIRUS A PRESENT IN FAECAL MATTERS.

+A POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS PERSON MAY CARRY THE VIRUS HIMSELF AND SPREAD THE DISEASE TO OTHERS IF HE NEGLECTED PERSONAL AND FOOD HYGIENE,* UE SAID.

ANY ITEM OF FOOD OR DRINK IS THEREFORE SUBJECT TO CONTAMINATION BY FAECAL MATTERS, AND THIS APPLIES TO ALL KINDS OF FOOD INCLUDING SHELLFISH WHICH IS LIABLE TO POLLUTION BY SEWAGE, HE ADDED.

HE SAID OUTBREAKS OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS HAVE OCCURRED IN EUROPE AND PARTS OF NORTH AMERICA FOLLOWING THE CONSUMPTION , OF CERTAIN FORMS OF SHELLFISH TAKEN FROM CONTAMINATED SEAWATER.

HOWEVER, A WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION PUBLICATION HAS STATED THAT +ALTHOUGH THERE IS A STRONG EPIDEMIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THE CONSUMPTION OF POLLUTED SHELLFISH AND INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS, THE CAUSATIVE ORGANISM HAS HOT BEEN ISOLATED FROM SUCH INCIDENTS*. '

ON BALANCE, SAID DR. LEE, THE DISEASE IS SPREAD LARGELY THROUGH PERSON TO PERSON CONTACT BY WAY OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE FAECAL-ORAL ROUTE, WHICH IS THE CHIEF MODE OF TRANSMISSION ACCOUNTING FOR MORE THAN 80 PER CENT OF HEPATITIS CASES IN-HONG KONG.

IN THE CASE OF POLLUTED SHELLFISH, HE SAID, THE RISK OF CONTRACTING THE DISEASE WOULD BE GREATLY REDUCED IF THE SHELLFISH WAS HYGIENICALLY HANDLED IN THE PROCESS OF FOOD PREPARATION AND EATEN ONLY AFTER IT WAS THOROUGHLY COOKED.

DR. LEE SAID IN TEMPERATE ZONES THE INCIDENCE OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS IS TWO TO THREE TIMES HIGHER DURING AUTUMN AND WINTER THAN DURING SPRING AND SUMMER.

IN HONG KONG OUR PAST EXPERIENCE WAS THAT THE DISEASE TENDED TO INCREASE IN INCIDENCE IN LATE SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER WHEN OTHER GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISEASES WERE ALSO ON THE INCREASE, HE SAID. _

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DR. LEE SAID THERE IS AT PRESEIJT NO ACTIVE IMMUNISATION AGAINST THE DISEASE, AND ALL PREVENTIVE MEASURES HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TOWARDS EDUCATING THE PUBLIC IN THREE RESPECTS — FOOD HYGIENE, PERSONAL HYGIENE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

HE SAID THE SUCCESS IN THE PREVENTION AMD CONTROL OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS DEPENDS OH FULL PUBLIC COOPERATION.

HE-SAID DURING THE LAST CHOLERA OUTBREAK SIX YEARS AGO, THROUGH PUBLIC COOPERATION THE DISEASE WAS BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL.

+THE SAME SUCCESS CAN BE ACHIEVED IN REGARD TO INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS IF EVERYONE OBSERVES THE SIMPLE RULES OF PERSONAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOOD HYGIENE,* HE SAID.

THESE MEASURES HOT ONLY HELP IN THE PREVENTION OF INFECTIOUS HEPATITIS BUT ALSO OTHER INTESTINAL DISEASES WHICH TEND TO INCREASE IN WARMER MONTHS, HE ADDED.

DR. LEE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THE OTHER FORM OF HEPATITIS — SERUM HEPATITIS, WHICH IS TRANSMITTED BY TRANSFUSION OF BLOOD OR BLOOD PRODUCTS FROM AN INFECTED PERSON.

THE INFECTION MAY BE SPREAD THROUGH CONTAMINATED NEEDLES ANY SYRINGES, ACUPUNCTURE AND TATOOING.

HE SAID THE DISCOVERY OF AUSTRALIA ANTIGEN IN BLOOD AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH SERUM HEPATITIS HAS PROVIDED AN IMPORTANT TOOL IN THE IDENTIFICATION OF PERSON WHO IS EITHER A CARRIER OR HAS HAD THE DISEASE.

ONE OF THE PRINCIPAL WAYS IN PREVENTING SERUM HEPATITIS ARISING FROM BLOOD TRANSFUSION IS THE SCREENING OF THE BLOOD FOR AUSTRALIA ANTIGEN. AT PRESENT THE TESTING OF BLOOD COLLECTED BY THE BRITISH RED CROSS IN HONG KONG IS CARRIED OUT ON SELECTED SAMPLES INCLUDING BLOOD FROM DONORS WHO GIVE A HISTORY OF JAUNDICE.

DR. LEE SAID ACTION IS NOW IN HAND TO SET UP A LABORATORY AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL WHERE ALL DLOOD SAMPLES COLLECTED BY THE BRITISH RED CROSS WILL BE TESTED AS A ROUTINE FOR AUSTRALIA ANTIGEN.

IT IS ENVISAGED THAT THIS SERVICE WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL IN ABOUT TOO MONTHS. . ,

ANOTHER IMPORTANT MEASURE IN THE PREVENTION OF THIS DISEASE, HE SAID, IS TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE USE OF SYRINGES AND NEEDLES OF ALL FORMS, WHICH MUST DE STERILISED.

+THE EMPLOYMENT OF DISPOSABLE EQUIPMENT WOULD ELIMINATE THE DANGER OF TRANSMISSION OF THE DISEASE,* HE ADDED.

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FUNG MO FLYOVER WILL CARRY 15,000 VEHICLES A DAY « « ft n if it

THE FUNG MO INTERCHANGE, WHICH OPENS TO TRAFFIC AT 10 A.M. TOMORROW, IS THE THIRD FLYOVER JUNCTION TO BE COMPLETED AND FULLY OPENED ALONG'THE FIVE-MILE LENGTH OF THE KOWLOON FOOTHILLS CORRIDOR ROUTE BETWEEN LAI CHI KOK AND CHOI HUNG.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT TODAY THAT THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS ROUTE, KNOWN OFFICIALLY AS ROUTE 4, IS TO SPEED THE FLOW OF THROUGH TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE TSUEN WAN AND KWUN TONG AREAS.

THE FUNG MO INTERCHANGE WILL FURTHER THIS PROCESS, HE SAID.

ITS FLYOVER, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CARRY 15,000 VEHICLES A DAY, WILL ENABLE MOTORISTS TRAVELLING EAST ALONG LUNG CHEUNG ROAD TO MOVE SOUTH OH TO FUNG MO STREET WITHOUT STOPPING BY TAKING THE NEW SLIP LANE TO THE LEFT. CONVERSELY, MOTORISTS TRAVELLING NORTH ALONG FUNG MO STREET AND WISHING TO GO EASTWARD ALONG LUNG CHEUNG ROAD WILL DO SO VIA THE FLYOVER.

THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE GROUND-LEVEL ROAD WORK ON THE FUNG MO INTERCHANGE STARTED IN APRIL 1972 WHILE WORK ON THE ELEVATED FLYOVER ITSELF GOT UNDER WAY IN LATE 1973. THE TOTAL COST IS ABOUT SU MILLION.

THE SHA TIN PASS ROAD PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS, WHICH IS ALSO PART OF THE PROJECT, IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN ABOUT SIX WEEKS’ TIME. THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND SUPERVISED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA.

ALTOGETHER THERE WILL BE 11 INTERCHANGES ALONG ROUTE 4. APART FROM FUNG MO, TWO OTHERS ARE ALREADY IN FULL OPERATION -LION ROCK AND PIPER’S HILL INTERCHANGES. FURTHER, THE PO KONG AND CHOI HUNG INTERCHANGES, ALTHOUGH INCOMPLETE, HAVE BEEN PARTIALLY OPENED TO TRAFFIC.

NOTE TO EDITORS: AN ARTIST’S IMPRESSION OF THE COMPLETED FUNG MO ----------------- FLYOVER WILL EE BOXED FOR COLLECTION LATER TODAY.

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CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT ON RIGHT LINES « if « n if «

HONG KONG’S CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROCEDURE IS ON THE LINES GENERALLY ACCEPTED BY DELEGATES TO THE RECENT COMMONWEALTH REGIONAL SEMINAR ON EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION WHICH WAS HELD IN KUALA LUMPUR FROM MAY 27 TO JUNE 6.

TIMS WAS STATED TODAY BY MR. ARTHUR BROWN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS), WHO TOGETHER WITH MR. LAM TAT-LAU, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY), REPRESENTED HONG KONG AT THE SEMINAR.

MR. BROWN, WHO RETURNED LAST SATURDAY, SAID-THE SEMINAR WAS VERY WORTHWHILE. MR. LAM IS OH HOLIDAY AND WILL BE RETURNING LATER.

ALTOGETHER 40 SENIOR EDUCATIONISTS FROM 14 COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES AND DEPENDENCIES IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION ATTENDED THE SEMINAR.

ONE OF THE MAIN RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SEMINAR WAS THAT' HIGH PRIORITY BE GIVEN TO THE TRAINING OF INSPECTORS AND SUPERVISORY STAFF IN EDUCATION.

THE SEMINAR URGED THE COMMONWEALTH SECRETARIAT IN LONDON TO LOOK INTO THE EFFECTS OF EXAMINATIONS OH CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND OTHER ASPECTS OF EDUCATION.

MR. BROWN SAID THAT HE AND MR. LAM WOULD BE LOOKING, AS A MATTER OF URGENCY, INTO IMPLEMENTING THE SEMINAR’S RECOMMENDATIONS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS.

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THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE WILL LAST FROM 1 A.M. TO 6 A.M.

c EFFECTED WILL BE PREMISES BOUNDED DY HAM LONG SHAN ROAD, WELFARE ROAD, SHUM WAN ROAD, WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE AND THE POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FROM HOLDERS OF LETTER A OR B TO EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS FOR TWO SITES IN THE MUI WO RECLAMATION LAYOUT OH LANTAU ISLAND.

EACH SITE HAS AN AREA OF JUST OVER 4,000 SQUARE FEET AND IS RESTRICTED TO NON-INDUSTRIAL USE. CONSTRUCTION OF COMMERCIAL AND OR RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS OF UP TO SIX STOREYS HIGH WILL BE PERMITTED, A NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SITES OF THIS KIND AVAILABLE IN THIS LOCATION, WHICH, BECAUSE OF ITS PROXIMITY TO THE FERRY PIER, IS THE GATEWAY TO LANTAU,+ HE ADDED.

ANY APPLICANT WHO WISHES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SITE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A LIST OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS WHICH HE WOULD BE PREPARED TO SURRENDER FOR THE GRANT OF A SITE IN LIEU OF CASH COMPENSATION.

TENDERS CLOSE ON JULY 25, 1975.

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THERE WILL BE LIMITED POSTAL SERVICES ON TUEN NG FESTIVAL

DAY, WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

ON SATURDAY (JUNE 14), THERE WILL BE ONE MAIL DELIVERY AND CERTAIN POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED. HOWEVER, 32 POST OFFICES IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 A.M. TO 12 NOOft FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE PUBLIC.

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A MOSAIC ART COMPETITION HAS BEEN ORGANISED IN WHICH CHILDREN WILL DEPICT THEIR VIEWS AND FEELINGS OF THINGS AROUND THEM ALONG THE THEME OF *THE WORLD IH THE EYES OF CHILDREN.*

ENCOURAGED DY THE SUCCESS OF THE CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION HELD LAST DECEMBER WHEN SOME COO ENTRIES WERE RECEIVED, THE LIBRARY AND RURAL MODILE SERVICE UNIT OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW ORGANISED ANOTHER COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN IN HEW TERRITORIES VILLAGES. ,

THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO YOUNGSTERS LIVING IN THE SHA TIN, TAI PO, FAN LING, YUEN LONG, CASTLE PEAK AND SAI KUNG DISTRICTS IN WHICH THE MODILE UNIT OPERATES AND IS PART OF ITS SERVICE PROGRAMMES PROVIDED I fl ADDITION TO LIBRARY FACILITIES FOR N.T. VILLAGE CHILDREN. • ■

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DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 20 AND THE TOP EIGHT ENTRIES FROM EACH DISTRICT WILL DE AWARDED PRIZES. ENQUIRIES ADOUT THE COMPETITION CAN DE MADE BY TELEPHONING 3-809325 OR 3-95W6.

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES ..... 1

THREE MORE SNORKEL-EQUIPPED FIRE ENGINES DELIVERED TO FIRE SERVICES .......................................... 2

NEW TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME TO BE INTRODUCED IN ARGYLE STREET .......................................... 3

NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR LABOUR COMPLAINTS .............. 3

CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTS ON FOUR PUMPING STATIONS OF HIGH ISLAND WATER SCHEME ................................ 4

COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT TO MEET THE MEDIA TOMORROW ... 4

LADY MACLEHOSE TO VISIT A DIAMOND CUTTING AND POLISHING FACTORY ................................................. 5

SPECIAL GUIDANCE SCHEME TO COACH PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVERS . 5


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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN VARIOUS PLACES ON HONG KONG ISLAND, IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES THIS WEEKEND IN CONNECTION WITH THE DRAGON DOAT RACES.

AN EXCEPTION IS TSUEN WAN WHERE SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL APPLY ON FRIDAY (JUNE 13) AS THE DRAGON BOAT RACE THERE IS TO TAKE PLACE ON THAT DAY.

IN STANLEY ON HONG KONG ISLAND, PARKING WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED ON THE EAST SIDE OF STANLEY BEACH ROAD BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 6 P.M.

STANLEY BEACH ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY NORTH FROM STANLEY VILLAGE ROAD TO THE STANLEY BUS TERMINUS.

IN YAU MA TEI, KOWLOON, MAN CHEONG STREET WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 11 A.M. AND 5 P.M. PARKING SPACES IN THIS STREET AND THE METERED CAR PARK NEXT TO THE JORDAN ROAD VEHICULAR FERRY PIER WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

IN TAI PO, NEW TERRITORIES, PARKING WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM 8 A.M. ON FRIDAY UNTIL ABOUT 2 P.M. ON SATURDAY AT BOTH SIDES OF TA IPO ROAD AND KWONG FUK ROAD FROM THE JUNCTION OF TA IPO ROAD AND THE TA IPO KAU RAILWAY STATION SLIP ROAD TO THE JUNCTION OF KWONG FUK ROAD AND TING KOK ROAD- ALONG THE OLD TA IPO ROAD BETWEEN THE TA IPO POLICE STATION APPROACH ROAD AND THE WONG SHIU CHE SCHOOL-ON THE UNNAMED ROAD LEADING FROM KWONG FUK ROAD TO TA IPO POLICE STATION- AND IN. TUNG CHEONG STREET.

RED-LABELLED CARS MAY PARK ALONG THE LENGTH OF OLD TA IPO ROAD BETWEEN WONG SHIU CHE SCHOOL AND THE TA IPO POLICE STATION APPROACH ROAD, WHILE BLUE-LABELLED CARS MAY PARK AT THE PUBLIC PLAYGROUND AT HEUNG SZE WUI STREET.

no BUS STOPS ON TA IPO ROAD AT YUEN CHAU CHAI WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED BETWEEN 8.30 A.M. AND 1.30 P.M. A SPECIAL BUS ROUTE NO. 70B WILL OPERATE BETWEEN JORDAN ROAD FERRY PIER AND TAI PO BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 2.20 P.M. ON SATURDAY AT A FLAT FARE OF $1, WITH THE BUS TERMINUS AT TAI PO BEING AT PO HEUNG STREET NEAR WAI Yl STREET.

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT PARKING FACILITIES IN TAI PO ARE LIMITED AND PEOPLE ATTENDING THE DRAGON BOAT RACE THERE SHOULD PREFERABLY USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

DELAYS ARE EXPECTED ALONG TA IPO ROAD BETWEEN SHA TIN AND TAI PO ON SATURDAY AND MOTORISTS PROCEEDING TO PLACES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES OTHER THAN TAI PO DISTRICT ARE ADVISED TO USE CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND ROUTE TWISK.

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IN CASTLE PEAK, VEHICLES MAY PARK ON THE UNNAMED ROAD ALONG THE WEST DANK LEADING FROM SUN CHING ROAD TO CHOI SING FACTORY, WHILE LABELLED CARS MAY PARK IMMEDIATELY BEHIND THE VIP STAND. NO VEHICLES, OTHER THAN THOSE GOING INTO THESE PARKING SPACES, WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THIS ROAD.

A TEMPORARY PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT THE NORTHERN SIDE OF CAUSEWAY ROAD NEAR SUH FAT ESTATE, AND ADDITIONAL JOURNEYS WILL DE OPERATED ON KOWLOON MOTOR DUS ROUTE 52 (TSUEN WAN-TUEN MUN) AND ROUTE 53 (UN LONG-CASTLE PEAK BAY).

IN TSUEN WAN ON FRIDAY, VEHICLES WILL NOT DE ALLOWED TO PARK ALONG THE SEAFRONT AT MA TAU PA ROAD BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 2 P.M. GUESTS MAY PARK THEIR CARS IN THE BASKETBALL PITCH OF THE YEUNG UK ROAD PLAYGROUND ENTRANCE TO WHICH IS VIA MA TAU PA ROAD.

LIMITED PARKING SPACES FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TEXACO ROAD AND ITS ADJACENT STREETS.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED AND TRAFFIC POLICE WILL BE ON HAND TO QU IDE MOTORISTS.

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THREE NEW FIRE ENGINES FITTED WITH 5O-FOOT SNORKELS HAVE ARRIVED TO REPLACE OLDER APPLIANCES USED BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER TO FIVE OUT OF AN ORDER FOR 12, COSTING ABOUT $3.9 MILLION, PLACED IN JANUARY LAST YEAR. THE REMAINING SEVEN ENGINES WILL ARRIVE IN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

POWERED BY EIGHT CYLINDER 185 BRAKE HORSE POWER ENGINES, THE VEHICLES ARE FITTED WITH FULLY-AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND POWER-ASSISTED STEERING. THEY CAN SEAT SIX MEN. THE PUMP HAS A CAPACITY OF 1,000 GALLONS PER MINUTE THROUGH TWO OUTLETS ON EACH SIDE OF THE APPLIANCE AND ONE FITTED TO THE PLATFORM.

OTHER FEATURES OF THIS ENGINE INCLUDE A PUBLIC-ADDRESS SYSTEM, AN 11-INCH SEARCH-LIGHT AND AN INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEM BETWEEN CAGE AND BASE TO KEEP FIRE-FIGHTERS AND OPERATOR IN CONSTANT TOUCH.

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A TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME AIMED AT IMPROVING TRAFFIC CONDITIONS AT ARGYLE STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH PORTLAND STREET IN MONG KOK. KOWLOON, WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (JUNE 13).

MEI ROAD

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PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP ALONG THE SECTION OF ARGYLE STREET BETWEEN NATHAN ROAD AND TONG TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS FROM 7 AM TO DAILY.

ALL VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT FROM PORTLAND STREET INTO ARGYLE STREET AND MONG KOK ROAD, AND A BAN ON U-TURNS BY VEHICLES PROCEEDING WESTWARDS IN ARGYLE STREET WILL BE IMPOSED AT ITS JUNCTION WITH PORTLAND STREET. /

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

u*«./1-tEANWHILE’ AT THE YAU MA T£l MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK NEAR MARKET STREET, THE 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH FLOORS WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO PUBLIC PARKING FROM MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT THE NEXT DAY.

THIS IS TO FACILITATE PARKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR GUESTS ATTENDING A DRAGON BOAT RACE TO BE HELD IN YAU MA TEI TYPHOON SHELTER ON SATURDAY.

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NEW NUMBER FOR LABOUR COMPLAINTS ««««««

A NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER, 5-633061, HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR AFTER-OFFICE-HOUR COMPLAINTS TO THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS UNIT OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT. '

THIS UNIT ENFORCES THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS REGULATIONS ON THE WORKING HOURS OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN INDUSTRY.

COMPLAINTS ON ANY CONTRAVENTION OF THE REGULATIONS, INCLUDING ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN AND LONG WORKING HOURS, MAY BE REPORTED AFTER NORMAL OFFICE HOURS BY CALLING 5-633061.

HOWEVER, COMPLAINTS DURING NORMAL OFFICE HOURS SHOULD BE MADE TO 3-688846 OR ANY OFFICE OF THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS UNIT.

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THE HIGH ISLAND WATER SCHEME MOVED ANOTHER STEP FORWARD. EARLIER THIS MONTH WHEN CONSTRUCTION WORK BEGAN ON FOUR OF THE EIGHT PUMPING STATIONS TO BE BUILT.'

THE STATIONS ARE BEING BUILT AT HOI HA, KEI LING HA, PAK TAM CHUNG AND TAI MONG TSAI ON THE SA I KUNG PENINSULA, AND ARE DESIGNED TO EXTEND THE CATCHMENT AREA OF THE MULTI-MILL ION-DOLLAR SCHEME TO LOW-LYING AREAS BELOW THE MAIN INTAKE LYING 3OO-FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE STATIONS WILL COLLECT WATER FROM STREAMS IN LOW-LYING AREAS AND PUMP IT TO THE MAIN RESERVOIR.

WITH CONSTRUCTION WORK NOW IN PROGRESS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WATERWORKS TODAY URGED THE PUBLIC, ESPECIALLY PICNICKERS, TO KEEP AWAY FROM THE CONSTRUCTION SITES WHERE HEAVY MACHINERY ARE USED.

NOTICES HAVE BEEN PUT UP AROUND THE SITES ADVISING THE PUBLIC NOT TO GET CLOSER SO AS TO AVOID ACCIDENTS.

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WORK ON THE STATIONS BEGAN EARLY THIS MONTH AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 18 MONTHS.

ANOTHER FOUR SIMILAR PUMPING STATIONS WILL BE BUILT IN OTHER LOW-LYING AREAS ON THE SAI KUNG PENINSULA LATER THIS YEAR.

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ANOTHER +MEET THE MEDIA+ SESSION WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (JUNE 12) AT 4 P.M. IN THE G.I.S. THEATRE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 5TH FLOOR.

ATTENDING THE MEETING WILL BE THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR. IAN MACPHERSON.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE MEETING COVERED. TELEVISION CREWS ARE ADVISED TO ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE AMPLE TIME TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT.

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LADY MACLEHOSE TO VISIT DIAMOND FACTORY TOMORROW

LADY MACLEHOSE WILL VISIT THE CASEY DIAMONDS LTD., A DIAMOND CUTTING AND POLISHING FACTORY IN ABERDEEN TOMORROW (THURSDAY) MORNING.

SHE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY MR. K.H. YEUNG,’ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY.

ON ARRIVAL AT THE FACTORY, LADY MACLEHOSE WILL BE MET BY MR. K.C. LIU, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, AND MRS. LENA LIU, THE DIRECTOR, AND TAKEN ON A TOUR TO SEE SOME OF THE MOST UP-TO-DATE DIAMOND CUTTING AND POLISHING PROCEDURES.

DIAMONDS (OTHER THAN INDUSTRIAL DIAMONDS) CONSUMED BY THE LOCAL JEWELLERY INDUSTRY ARE IMPORTED MAINLY FROM ISRAEL, THE UNITED STATES, BELGIUM AND SOUTH AFRICA. MORE THAN 65 PER CENT OF THE DIAMONDS IMPORTED ARE RETAINED FOR LOCAL SALE.

IN 1974, 348,603 CARATS OF DIAMOND WORTH §713.21 MILLION WERE RE-EXPORTED WHILE 673,946 CARATS, VALUED AT §619.2 MILLION, WERE PUT.UP FOR LOCAL SALE. I /

HONG KONG BEGAN EXPORTING CUT AND POLISHED DIAMONDS ON A COMMERCIAL SCALE IN 1974 WHEN MORE THAN 2,500 CARATS VALUED AT §3.87 MILLION WERE EXPORTED TO JAPAN AND SINGAPORE.

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BUILDING, 20, WONG CHUK HANG ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, ABERDEEN. LADY MACLEHOSE WILL ARRIVE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE AT 10.30 A.M.

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A SPECIAL GUIDANCE SCHEME TO HELP PRIMARY SCHOOL BRUSH UP ON THEIR SUBJECTS DURING THE SUMMER VACATION BEGUN AT THE TAI HANG TUNG COMMUNITY CENTRE.

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EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON FROM THIS MONTH UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST, THE STUDENTS WILL BE COACHED IN ENGLISH AND MATHS BY 20 YOUTH VOLUNTEERS FROM THE YOUTH UNION, A SELF-PROGRAMMING GROUP IN THE CENTRE. BESIDES SCHOOL SUBJECTS THEY WILL ALSO HAVE A CHANCE TO DISCUSS GENERAL TOPICS AND OTHER PROBLEMS. AND TAKE PART IN RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

THE SCHEME IS JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE WEST KOWLOON YOUTH GUIDANCE COUNCIL AND THE COMMUNITY CENTRE. ANY STUDENT LIVING IN THE AREA WHO WISHES TO JOIN MAY CALL 3-801919 FOR DETAILS.

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DRAGON BOAT RACES TO CELEBRATE TUEN NG FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY .......................................’.......... i

TENDERS INVITED FOR 60 FACTORY UNITS IN KOWLOON BAY 2

COLONIAL SECRETARY INSPECTS THREE OLD PUBLIC ESTATES ... 3

42 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN MAY ......................... 4

$1.4 MILLION MONEY WAITING TO BE COLLECTED IN LOTTERY PRIZE ..................................................... 4

COPIES OF FOREIGN COMPENSATION ORDER FOR BRITISH NATIONALS AVAILABLE .....................................   5

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SATURDAY IS TUEN NG FESTIVAL DAY AND THOUSANDS WILL BE CELEBRATING THE OCCASION WITH TRADITIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES AT FISHING VILLAGES ALONG THE SHORES OF HONG KONG.

THE EVENTS COMMEMORATE THE DEATH OF CHU YUAN, A CHINESE STATESMAN AND POET WHO SACRIFICED HIMSELF FOR HIS PEOPLE SOME 2,200 YEARS AGO.

TUEN NG, WITH ITS SPECTACULAR DRAGON BOAT RACES, HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MAJOR HOLIDAYS IN THE LUNAR CALENDAR AND IS OBSERVED EVERY YEAR ON THE FIFTH DAY OF THE FIFTH MOON.

THE MAIN RACES WILL BE HELD AT YAUMATI, TAI PO AND STANLEY.

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL WATCH THE EVENTS AT YAUMATI TYPHOON SHELTER WHERE ABOUT 25 TEAMS WILL BATTLE FOR HONOURS ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

IN STANLEY, A TOTAL OF 35 TEAMS HAVE ENTERED, INCLUDING NINE ALL-FEMALE TEAMS AND 10 FROM THE ARMED FORCES. AIR COMMODORE B.G. FROW WILL PRESENT THE PRIZES TO THE WINNERS.

IN OTHER URBAN AREAS, RACES WILL BE HELD AT ABERDEEN AND KWUN TONG.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, RACES WILL BE HELD IN TAI PO, TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN AND CHEUNG CHAU.

THE MAIN EVENT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY IN TAI PO WHERE MORE THAN 30 TEAMS WILL TAKE PART. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN EXHIBITION RACE BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE 48 GURKHA INFANTRY BRIGADE AND FILM AND TELEVISION STARS. COMMODORE J.A.G. EVANS WILL DISTRIBUTE THE PRIZES. • \

LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR DR. S.Y. CHUNG WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS OF THE TUEN MUN RACES WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE TUEN MUN RIVER CHANNEL.

LARGE CROWDS ARE EXPECTED TO GO TO THE NEW TERRITORIES TO WATCH THE RACES IN TA I PO AND THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY IS PUTTING ON EXTRA TRAINS TO COPE WITH THE RUSH.

AS PARKING SPACES IN THE AREA IS LIMITED, SPECTATORS ARE URGED TO MAKE USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR 60 KOWLOON FACTORY UNITS

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SIXTY UNITS AT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S KOWLOON BAY FACTORY ESTATE WILL BE OFFERED FOR LETTING BY PUBLIC TE-NDERS.

ADVERTISEMENTS INVITING TENDERS FROM THE PUBLIC WILL BE PUBLISHED IN A NUMBER OF NEWSPAPERS TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

FIFTEEN UNITS ARE AVAILABLE ON EACH OF THE GROUND, SECOND, FOURTH AND SIXTH FLOORS OF BLOCK 1 OF THE ESTATE, WHICH IS READILY ACCESSIBLE TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

THE SIZE OF EACH UNIT IS 256 SQUARE FEET AND APPLICANTS MAY APPLY FOR A MAXIMUM OF FIVE UNITS PROVIDED THEY OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE NOT ALREADY HOLDING A COMMERCIAL TENANCY WITH THE AUTHORITY.

THE INCLUSIVE MONTHLY RENTAL RANGES FROM $270 FOR A GROUND FLOOR UNIT TO $140 FOR A UNIT ON THE TOP FLOOR.

+ALL TRADES, HOWEVER, WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE FIRE SERVICES AND LABOUR DEPARTMENTS,+ A HOUSING DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

TENDERERS MUST STATE THE LUMP SUM PREMIUM THEY ARE PREPARED TO OFFER FOR A THREE-YEAR TENANCY OF THE UNITS. THE TENANCY IS NORMALLY RENEWABLE FOR A FURTHER PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, SUBJECT TO A RENT REVIEW ON RENEWAL.

+THIS SMALL NUMBER OF UNITS HAVE BEEN MADE AVAILABLE BECAUSE OF A REDUCED DEMAND FROM CLEARANCES AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IS DETERMINED TO MAKE USE OF ITS ASSETS FRUITFULLY INSTEAD OF LEAVING THEM VACANT,+ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

TENDER FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE COMMITTEE SECTION, SECOND FLOOR, HOUSING DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, NO. 1 MA TAU KOK ROAD, AS WELL AS FROM THE KOWLOON BAY FACTORY ESTATE OFFICE.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE DEPOSITED IN THE TENDER BOX LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS. CLOSING DATE OF TENDER IS 12 NOON ON JUNE 27.

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COLONIAL SECRETARY INSPECTS HOUSING ESTATES * H # K K ft

THE COLONIAL SECRETARY, MR. DENYS ROBERTS, SPENT ABOUT TWO HOURS THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON TOURING THREE OLD PUBLIC ESTATES TO SEE FOR HIMSELF CONDITIONS THERE.

MR. ROBERTS WAS ACCOMPANIED ON HIS VISIT BY THE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING,MR. DONALD P.H. LIAO, AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MR. H.R. HUSBAND.

THE PARTY TOOK IN WONG TAI SIN, TUNG TAU AND TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATES.

AT WONG TAI SIN, THE PROBLEM OF HAWKERS AND THE OVERCROWDED CONDITION IN WHICH TENANTS LIVE WERE POINTED OUT TO THE COLONIAL SECRETARY. MR. ROBERTS WAS TAKEN TO AN OLD BLOCK AND A CONVERTED BLOCK TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN IMPROVED LIVING ENVIRONMENT THE DEPARTMENT HAS BROUGHT ABOUT.

EN-ROUTE TO TSZ WAN SHAN, THE PARTY STOPPED OVER AT TUNG TAU ESTATE WHERE THE COLONIAL SECRETARY SAW WHAT LANDSCAPING AND EXTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS CAN DO TO IMPROVE THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT. HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE HAWKER RESITING OPERATION WHICH HAS MADE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE.

THE COLONIAL SECRETARY WAS SHOWN THE VARIOUS TYPES OF PUBLIC HOUSING DESIGN AT TSZ WAN SHAN, RANGING FROM MARK I I I TO MARK VI AS WELL AS SOME OF 1HE IMPROVEMENT WORK BEING CARRIED OUT INCLUDING ADDITIONAL PUBLIC LIGHTING TO BRIGHTEN UP THE CORRIDORS AND THE OPEN SPACES AT NIGHT AND COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF THE PUBLIC LATRINES OF THE MARK III BLOCKS.

THIS ESTATE HAS A POPULATION OF OVER 140,000 PEOPLE AND IS THE BIGGEST THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS UNDER ITS MANAGEMENT. MR. ROBERTS WAS INFORMED THAT THE DEPARTMENT INTENDS TO SUBDIVIDE IT INTO SEVERAL SMALLER ESTATES FOR MANAGEMENT PURPOSE AND. TO PROVIDE A BETTER SERVICE TO TENANTS.

MR. ROBERTS WAS TOLD THAT DURING THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR THE AUTHORITY SPENT ABOUT $54 MILLION ON THE IMPROVEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE OF ITS 54 ESTATES.

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42 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN MAY K « * M K

A TOTAL OF 42 NEW BUILDING PLANS WAS APPROVED BY THE BUILDING AUTHORITY LAST MONTH SEVEN MORE THAN THOSE IN APRIL.

THE PLANS INCLUDED EIGHT APARTMENT AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS RANGING FROM SIX TO 26 STOREYS IN HEIGHT, A SCHOOL IN TAI HANG TUNG AND A TEMPLE IN TSUEN WAN.

OF THE 42 APPROVED PLANS, 14 ARE FOR BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG, 12 ARE FOR KOWLOON AND THE REMAINING 16 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

DURING THE MONTH, APPROVAL WAS ALSO GIVEN FOR 49 NEW BUILDING PROJECTS TO BEGIN WORK.

THEY INCLUDE 27 APARTMENT AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS, SIX COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS AND TWO GODOWNS.

IN THE SAME PERIOD, THE BUILDING AUTHORITY ISSUED OCCUPATION PERMITS TO 43 NEWLY COMPLETED BUILDINGS. THE TOTAL DECLARED VALUE OF THESE BUILDINGS AMOUNTED TO ©129 MILLION.

APPROVAL WAS ALSO GIVEN LAST MONTH FOR THE DEMOLITION OF 23 OLD BUILDINGS - 14 ON HONG KONG ISLAND, FIVE IN KOWLOON AND FOUR IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. THESE INCLUDED SEVEN DILAPIDATED BUILDINGS WHICH HAD BEEN DECLARED DANGEROUS BY THE BUILDING AUTHORITY.

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ABOUT ©1.4 MILLION IS WAITING TO BE CLAIMED BY HOLDERS OF WINNING TICKETS FROM GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES DRAWN IN THE PAST WO YEARS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE SAID TODAY THAT THE PRIZE MONEY INCLUDES ONE FIRST PRIZE, ONE SECOND PRIZE AND SIX THIRD PRIZES FROM LOTTERIES HELD IN 1973 AND LAST YEAR.

THIS AMOUNT WILL BE FORFEITED WO YEARS AFTER THE WINNING NUMBERS WERE PUBLISHED AND WILL BE CREDITED TO THE LOTTERIES FUND FOR SOCIAL WELFARE PURPOSES.

+ANYONE HOLDING UNCHECKED TICKETS OF THE LAST WO YEARS SHOULD GO TO THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB OFFICE AT STAR FERRY CONCOURSE TO LOOK UP THE LISTS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE UNCLAIMED MONEY AMOUNTED TO ABOUT TEN PER CENT OF THE TOTAL PRIZE MONEY. THE NET INCOME THAT WENT TO THE LOTTERIES FUND LAST YEAR WAS ©5.8 MILLION AND FOR 1973, ©3.8 MILLION.

THE FUND GOES TO MORE THAN 150 SOCIAL WELFARE AGENCIES IN THE FORM OF GRANT OR LOANS ON THE ADVICE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

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• COPIES OF FOREIGN COMPENSATION ORDER AVAILABLE

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THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HAS AVAILABLE COPIES OF A RECENT BRITISH GOVERNMENT ORDER WHICH ENABLES UNITED KINGDOM NATIONALS TO REGISTER CERTAIN CLAIMS WITH THE FOREIGN COMPENSATION COMMISSION IN LONDON.

THE CLAIMS RELATE TO PROPERTY OWNED BY U.K. NATIONALS IN THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC AND BERLIN (EAST).

THEY ALSO RELATE TO BANK BALANCES OR OTHER DEBTS - EXCLUDING EXTERNAL BONDS - FROM PERSONS OR INSTITUTIONS RESIDENT IN THE GDR AND BERLIN (EAST) OWED TO U.K. NATIONALS.

A HONG KONG GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT PERSONS WISHING TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION SHOULD WRITE FOR APPLICATION FORMS TO THE SECRETARY, FOREIGN COMPENSATION COMMISSION, ALEXANDRA HOUSE, KINGSWAY, LONDON, WC2B 6TT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID ANYONE WISHING TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE ORDER - THE FOREIGN COMPENSATION (GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC) (REGISTRATION) ORDER 1975 - SHOULD WRITE TO THE CLERK OF COUNCILS, COLONIAL SECRETARIAT, HONG KONG.

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST REACH THE COMMISSION BY JANUARY 30, 1976.

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BRITISH CHIEF FIRE INSPECTOR TO VISIT H.K. 0*0*

MR. K.L. HOLLAND, CHIEF INSPECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, ARRIVES IN HONG KONG ON SUNDAY ON A THREE-DAY VISIT TO HONG KONG.

MR. HOLLAND IS ON HIS WAY BACK FROM AUSTRALIA WHERE HE ' ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE NEW TRAINING COLLEGE OF THE METROPOLITAN FIRE-BRIGADE IN MELBOURNE.

HE WILL BE MET ON ARRIVAL AT KAI TAK BY MR. B.G. FENDER, THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER IN KOWLOON.

ON MONDAY, MR. HOLLAND WILL MEET THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES. MR. HARRY WOOD, AT THE FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS. HE WILL SPEND THE REST OF HIS TIME HERE VISITING FIRE SERVICES ESTABLISHMENTS INCLUDING THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION, FlIRE BOATS, THE TRAINING SCHOOL AND THE FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU. HE WILL LEAVE ON TUESDAY (JUNE 17) EVENING.

MR. HOLLAND IS AT PRESENT ATTACHED TO THE HOME OFFICE IN LONDON.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1975.

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DEPUTY-DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY FLIES TO BRITAIN TO WOO INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT .................... 1

NEW TEXTILE RESTRAINT AGREEMENT WITH CANADA ..............2

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO RUN EVENING ENGLISH COURSES FOR ADULTS IN SEPTEMBER ................................. 3

NEW SERVICE RESERVOIR FOR POKFULAM .......................4

SLIP ROAD IN CAUSEWAY BAY TO BE CLOSED FOR ROAD REPAIR WORKS ............................................ 4

MAIL HANDLING FACILITIES AT HUNG HOM RAILWAY TERMINUS ................................................ 5

WORK TO START SHORTLY ON KAI TAK MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK ................................................ 5

NEW HOUSING ESTATE FOR 8,000 PEOPLE TO BE BUILT AT.

HAMMER HILL ROAD .,....................................   6

ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUB MAY GET EXTRA SITE TO EXPAND ITS FACILITIES .................................   6

WIDER POWERS SOUGHT FOR PHARMACY AND POISONS BOARD ...... 7

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST...........................  7

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ROY PORTER OFF TO BRITAIN TO WOO INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT TO HONG KONG •

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THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. ROY PORTER, LEAVES FOR LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY) AT THE START OF A THREE-WEEK INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION TOUR OF BRITAIN.

MR’. S.K. HO OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL IS ALREADY IN LONDON FOR THE SAME PURPOSE.

THE HONG KONG TEAM WILL BE TELLING BRITISH INDUSTRIALISTS IN LONDON, BIRMINGHAM AND GLASGOW ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF SETTING UP MANUFACTURING PLANTS IN HONG KONG, EITHER BY THEMSELVES OR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HONG KONG FIRMS.

THE OPPORTUNITY TO +SELL+ HONG KONG AS AN ATTRACTIVE PLACE FOR INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT WAS PROVIDED BY THE CONFEDERATION OF BRITISH INDUSTRIES WHICH HAS ALSO INVITED SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA TO TAKE PART IN THE SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS AND SEMINARS ORGANISED BY THEM.

MR. PORTER SAYS THAT THE JOINT INVITATION MAKES GOOD SENSE. HE EXPLAINED THAT IT WAS ONLY LOGICAL FOR ANY INTERESTED INVESTOR TO WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE REGION IN WHICH HE MIGHT WANT TO INVEST.

+WE, IN HONG KONG, ARE VERY CONFIDENT THAT WE' HAVE A LOT TO OFFER THAT WOULD MAKE IT WORTHWHILE FOR ANY OVERSEAS INVESTOR TO SET UP FACTORY HERE,* MR. PORTER SAID.

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MR. PORTER ADDED THAT THE EXPERIENCE GAINED FROM A SIMILAR MISSION TO AUSTRALIA EARLIER THIS YEAR HAD SHOWN THAT DIRECT APPROACHES TO COMPANIES AT THE BOARDROOM LEVEL PRODUCED A GOOD RESPONSE.

HE POINTED OUT THAT BRITISH INTEREST IN LOCAL INDUSTRY, AT PRESENT, ACCOUNTED FOR ONLY 10 PER CENT OF OVERALL FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG, AND ADDED THAT THERE WERE VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE BRITISH INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT HERE.

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+MANY BRITISH INDUSTRIES HAVE PARTICULAR RELEVANCE TO HONG KONG’S PRESENT STATE OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. IN ENGINEERING, PARTICULARLY, BRITISH INDUSTRIAL KNOWLEDGE WOULD BE MOST VALUABLE TO HONG KONG’S FURTHER DEVELOPMENT.

+BRITISH EXPERIENCE, DESIGN AND MARKETING KNOWLEDGE / ALLIED WITH HONG KONG’S HIGHLY SKILLED PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY WOULD MAKE A VERY COMPETITIVE ARRANGEMENT INDEED+ MR.

PORTER SAID, +AND THAT IS WHAT WE SHALL BE TELLING BRITISH INDUSTRIALISTS*.

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NEW TEXTILE RESTRAINT AGREEMENT WITH CANADA

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A NEW TEXTILE RESTRAINT AGREEMENT WITH CANADA COVERING EXPORTS FROM HONG KONG TO CANADA OF BROADWOVEN POLYESTER FILAMENT FIBRE FABRICS WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. JAMES MCGREGOR.

THE AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AFTER FIVE DAYS OF NEGOTIATIONS IN HONG KONG. THE CANADIAN DELEGATION WAS LED BY MR. J.J. MCKENNIREY, GENERAL DIRECTOR OF OFFICE' OF SPECIAL IMPORT POLICY. THE HONG KONG DELEGATION WAS LED BY MR. LAURENCE MILLS, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (COMMERCIAL RELATIONS).

THE NEGOTIATIONS WERE HELD UNDER ARTICLE 3 OF THE ARRANGEMENT REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TEXTILES.

COMMENTING ON THE AGREEMENT, MR. MILLS SAID THAT CANADA HAD PRODUCED EVIDENCE TO SHOW THAT HONG KONG WAS CAUSING A THREAT OF MARKET DISRUPTION IN THE CANADIAN MARKET, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH HONG KONG’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE ARRANGEMENT, HONG KONG HAD AGREED TO RESTRAIN EXPORTS FOR ONE YEAR FROM JULY 1, 1975.

MR. MILLS ADDED THAT THERE HAD BEEN DISCUSSION ON THE PRECISE MEANING OF CERTAIN PASSAGES IN THE ARRANGEMENT AND THAT CANADA HAD NOW UNDERTAKEN TO SEEK A DEFINITIVE INTERPRETATION OF THEM FROM THE TEXTILES SURVEILLANCE BODY AND THE TEXTILES COMMITTEE IN GENEVA.

+AS A RESULT, HONG KONG HAS AGREED TO LIMIT ITS EXPORTS OF THE FABRICS IN QUESTION TO A LEVEL OF 385,177 SQ. YDS AS AN INTERIM MEASURE PENDING RECEIPT OF THE INTERPRETATION,* MR. MILLS ADDED.

FOR THEIR PART, THE CANADIANS HAVE UNDERTAKEN TO EXCLUDE FROM RESTRAINT ANY SPECIFIC FABRIC WITHIN THE RANGE OF BROADWOVEN POLYESTER FILAMENT FIBRE FABRICS WHICH THEY CONSIDER TO BE NON-COMPETITIVE WITH CANADIAN PRODUCTION, AND A CERTIFICATION SYSTEM WILL BE ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE FOR IMPORT CLEARANCE IN CANADA OF THESE EXCLUDED FABRICS. DETAILS OF THIS SYSTEM WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

EXPORT LICENCES IN RESPECT OF THESE FABRICS WERE SUSPENDED ON APRIL 28, 1975 AT THE REQUEST OF THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT IS NOW WORKING ON THE CALCULATION OF EXPORT QUOTAS AND IT IS HOPED THAT THESE WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY AND THAT EXPORT LICENSING WILL BE RESUMED ON JULY 1, 1975.

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- 3 -PART-TIME EVENING ENGLISH COURSES FOR ADULTS * K K * K #

ANYONE WHO IS 18 OR OVER AND WANTS TO IMPROVE HIS ENGLISH CAN DO SO BY APPLYING FOR A PLACE IN ONE OF THE PART-TIME EVENING COURSES RUN BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADULT EDUCATION SECTION.

THE COURSES, WHICH BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER, ARE DIVIDED INTO THREE LEVELS — A SIX-YEAR ELEMENTARY COURSE, A TOO-YEAR INTERMEDIATE COURSE, AND A ONE YEAR SENIOR COURSE.

+THE ELEMENTARY COURSE IS EQUIVALENT TO PRIMARY 4 TO FORM 3, THE INTERMEDIATE IS EQUIVALENT TO FORMS 4 AND 5 AND THE SENIOR COURSE IS EQUIVALENT TO FORM 6,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY. •

CLASSES FOR ALL THREE LEVELS ARE RUN IN URBAN AREAS ONLY, BUT ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE CLASSES ARE ALSO CONDUCTED IN RURAL AREAS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE ANNUAL TUITION FEES IN THE URBAN AREAS ARE $75 FOR ELEMENTARY CLASSES, $95 FOR INTERMEDIATE CLASSES, AND $115 FOR SENIOR CLASSES. IN THE RURAL AREAS THE ANNUAL TUITION FEES ARE $40 FOR ELEMENTARY CLASSES AND $50 FOR INTERMEDIATE CLASSES.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM JUNE 16 TO JULY 2 AT QUEEN’S COLLEGE, KING’S COLLEGE, HENNESSY ROAD GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL, DISTRICT OFFICE (ISLANDS), QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL, LI CHENG UK, SAN PO KONG AND KWUN TONG GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOLS, TIN KWONG ROAD POLICE PRIMARY SCHOOL, HOI PA STREET AND TAI PO GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND THE HEUNG YEE KUK YUEN LONG DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL.

ALL COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE ADULT EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, BY JULY 2. . \

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THE ADULT EDUCATION SECTION ALSO RUNS THE EVENING SCHOOL OF HIGHER CHINESE STUDIES AND OTHER EVENING COURSES - SECONDARY SCHOOL COURSES, MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE FOR ADULTS, YOUNG PEOPLE’S COURSE, TEACHERS’ COURSES, ADULT EDUCATION COURSES (GENERAL BACKGROUND) AND ADULT EDUCATION COURSES (PRACTICAL BACKGROUND). APPLICATION FORMS FOR THESE COURSES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM JULY 2 AND SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE SECTION BY JULY 16.

REQUESTS BY MAIL FOR APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY SELF-ADDRESSED AND STAMPED ENVELOPES. .

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NEW SERVICE RESERVOIR FOR POKFULAM *****

, A NEW SERVICE RESERVOIR IS TO BE BUILT IN POKFULAM TO COPE WITH INCREASING DEMANDS FOR FRESH WATER FROM HIGH RISE BUILDINGS IN THE AREA.

THE NEW RESERVOIR WILL HAVE A STORAGE CAPACITY OF 1.4'MILLION GALLONS AND WILL BE BUILT ON THE HILLSIDE NEAR’ POKFULAM RESERVOIR.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THE NEW SERVICE RESERVOIR WOULD GREATLY INCREASE THE STORAGE AND OUTPUT CAPACITY OF THE TWO SERVICE TANKS NOW IN USE AND BETTER SERVE ALL HIGH LEVEL FLATS BETWEEN QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL AND WAH FU ESTATE. THE DEMAND FOR FRESH WATER IN THIS AREA, HE NOTED, WAS EXPECTED. TO REACH 1.5 MILLION GALLONS A DAY BY 1976.

WORK ON THE PROJECT, WHICH INCLUDES BUILDING A 900-F00T LONG ACCESS ROAD, WILL START IN AUGUST AND SHOULD TAKE ABOUT 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

MEANWHILE, WORK WILL START NEXT MONTH ON A NEW NETWORK OF PIPELINES IN THE CLEARWATER BAY ROAD AREA AS. PART OF A SCHEME TO IMPROVE FRESH AND SALT WATER SUPPLIES TO HIGH LEVEL AREAS IN THE EASTERN PART OF NEW KOWLOON, INCLUDING THE FUTURE SHUN LEE TSUEN ESTATE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT HOUSING ESTATES ALONG CLEARWATER BAY ROAD.

SOME 24,000 FEET OF PIPES WILL BE LAID, STRETCHING FROM THE SHUM WAN SHAN PUMPING STATION THROUGH THE KWUN TONG HIGH LEVEL SERVICE RESERVOIR TO THE NEW ANDERSON ROAD SERVICE RESERVOIR, NOW BEING BUILT.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE PIPELINE SYSTEM WILL BE COMPLETED BY MAY NEXT YEAR.

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SLIP ROAD IN CAUSEWAY BAY TO BE CLOSED FOR A MONTH *****

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT THE SLIP ROAD JOINING HINGxFAT STREET AND VICTORIA PARK ROAD IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH AS FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (JUNE 15) FOR ROAD REPAIR WORKS.

DURING THIS PERIOD, NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SLIP ROAD, EXCEPT FOR PRIVATE CARS AND MOTORCYCLES.

DUE TO THE CLOSURE OF THE SLIP ROAD, CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTE 102 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TSI NG FUNG STREET FLYOVER, VICTORIA PARK ROAD AND GLOUCESTER ROAD, INSTEAD OF VIA CAUSEWAY ROAD AND HING FAT STREET.

CHINA MOTOR BUS ROUTE 80 WILL ALSO BE DIVERTED FROM JAVA ROAD AND ELECTRIC ROAD TO TSI NG FUNG STREET FLYOVER AND VICTORIA PARK ROAD.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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MAIL HANDLING FACILITIES AT HUNG HOM RAILWAY TERMINUS

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MAIL BAG HANDLING FACILITIES WILL DE PROVIDED AT THE NEW HUNG HOM RAILWAY TERMINUS FOR RAIL-BORNE MAIL TO AND FROM CHINA.

THE NEW FACILITIES, WHICH WILL BE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RAILWAY STATION NEAR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL TOLL PLAZA, WILL EVENTUALLY REPLACE THOSE AT TSIM SHA TSUI.

THE PROJECT INVOLVES CONSTRUCTION OF A RAIL LOADING PLATFORM, AN OPEN YARD AND A THREE-STOREY BUILDING WHICH WILL PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE STORAGE OF MAIL BAGS AWAITING DESPATCH.

THE NEW FACILITIES ARE DESIGNED TO COPE WITH. THE GROWING VOLUME OF MAIL CARRIED BY TRAINS.

LAST YEAR, THE POST OFFICE DESPATCHED MORE THAN 250,000 MAIL BAGS BY TRAIN TO CHINA, WHILE 180,000 MAIL BAGS ARRIVED BY RAIL FROM CHINA FOR LOCAL OR ONWARD DELIVERIES.

WORK ON THE NEW FACILITIES AT HUNG HOM IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN AUSUST FOR COMPLETION IN JANUARY 1976. TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE INVITED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE.

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WORK TO START SHORTLY ON KAI TAK CAR PARK *****

WORK WILL START NEXT MONTH ON THE FIRST PART OF A GIANT PODIUM, WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY BECOME THE BASE OF A MULTISTOREY CAR PARK PROVIDING 1,400 PARKING SPACES OPPOSITE THE KAI TAK TERMINAL BUILDING.

THE PROJECT, PART OF THE LONG-TERM KAI TAK TERMINAL * BUILDING MODIFICATIONS STAGE IV DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, INVOLVES THE BUILDING OF A 3DO-FOOT LONG ACCESS RAMP AND PART OF THE 60.0Q0-SQUARE-F00T PODIUM LEADING TO THE EXISTING UPPER DRIVEWAY OUTSIDE THE DEPARTURE HALL. THE RAMP WILL PROVIDE TEMPORARY VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE DEPARTURE HALL SO THAT THE PRESENT DRIVEWAY CAN BE DEMOLISHED TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SECOND PART OF THE PODIUM.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE PODIUM WITH ITS NETWORK OF VEHICULAR RAMPS WILL CONSIDERABLY IMPROVE TRAFFIC TO THE TERMINAL BUILDING FROM THE EXTERNAL ROAD SYSTEM, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE SAID TODAY.

TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST ACCESS RAMP AND PART OF THE PODIUM ARE INVITED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE. WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH AND SHOULD TAKE ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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NEW ESTATE TO PROVIDE HOMES FOR 8,000 * K M K M H

HOMES FOR ABOUT 8,000 PEOPLE WILL SHORTLY BE BUILT ON A PIECE OF CHOICE LAND IN URBAN KOWLOON.

A SITE OF 5.6 ACRES IS BEING FORMED IN HAMMER HILL ROAD NEAR • CHOI HUNG ESTATE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO 23-STOREY PUBLIC HOUSING BLOCKS WITH 1,344 SELF-CONTAINED FLATS.

FOUNDATION WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND SHOULD TAKE ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS TO COMPLETE. CONSTRUCTION OF THE SUPERSTRUCTURE WILL START AS SOON AS THE FOUNDATION WORK IS FINISHED.

APPROVED CONTRACTORS INTERESTED IN TENDERING FOR THE FOUNDATION WORK ARE INVITED TO APPLY WITH THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT. TENDERS WILL CLOSE ON JULY 11, 1975.

THE HAMMER HILL ROAD ESTATE, WHICH SHOULD BE READY FOR OCCUPATION IN EARLY 1978, HAS BEEN COMPREHENSIVELY PLANNED WITH ITS OWN ANCILLARY FACILITIES FOR COMMERCIAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES.

THERE WILL BE A THREE-STOREY COMMERCIAL BLOCK ON A PODIUM HOUSING A LARGE RESTAURANT AND A NUMBER OF SHOPS. SPACES FOR SERVICE TRADE SHOPS AND A CARPARK FOR 130 VEHICLES WILL BE PROVIDED IN A TWO-STOREY COMPLEX BUILDING TO BE DEVELOPED UNDER THE COMMERCIAL BLOCK.

THE MARKET AREA WILL BE LOCATED ON THE INNER PART OF THE PODIUM AND A PRIMARY SCHOOL HAS BEEN PLANNED AT THE EASTERN CORNER OF THE ESTATE.

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THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF SITTING OUT PLACES, PLAY AREAS AND A YOUTH CENTRE AND A BOY’S AND GIRL’S CLUB.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS CONSIDERING GRANTING TO THE ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUB A NEW LEASE WHICH WILL INCLUDE THEIR EXISTING SITE AND A FURTHER AREA OF LAND AT KELLETT ISLAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPANDING THE FACILITIES OF THE CLUB.

AS PART OF THEIR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME THE ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUB PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A TRAVEL LIFT JETTY WHICH WILL PROJECT INTO THE CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON ANCHORAGE.

THE AREA OF WATER INVOLVED INCLUDES PART OF A MUCH

LARGER AREA ALREADY ALLOCATED TO THE YACHT CLUB FOR MOORING PURPOSES, BUT AS CONSTRUCTION WORK IS REQUIRED IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO INCLUDE WITHIN THE NEW LEASE AN AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED OF ABOUT 2,800 SQ. FT.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE IN TODAY’S GAZETTE. ANYONE HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR ANY CLAIMS OF PRIVATE RIGHT SHOULD SUBMIT THEM IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN 60 DAYS FROM TODAY.

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WIDER POWERS SOUGHT FOR PHARMACY AND POISONS BOARD H M M K «

AMENDING LEGISLATION WHICH SEEKS TO CONFER WIDER POWERS TO THE PHARMACY AND POISONS BOARD TO MAKE CONTROLLING REGULATIONS, WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL NEXT WEDNESDAY.

THE PHARMACY AND POISONS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1975, PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY, WILL ENABLE THE BOARD TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMMITTEE TO DEAL WITH THE LICENSING OF WHOLESALE DEALERS IN POISONS AND TO COVER THE LICENSING BY THE BOARD OF MANUFACTURERS OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS.

IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE FOR A RIGHT OF APPEAL TO THE SUPREME COURT AGAINST A DECISION OF THE COMMITTEE OR OF THE BOARD CONCERNING THE ISSUE, REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION OF A LICENCE.

•ONE AMENDMENT WILL PROVIDE FOR THE KEEPING OF SUCH REGISTERS OR RECORDS BY WHOLESALE DEALERS IN POSIONS AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMITTEE.

THE BILL ALSO PROVIDES POWERS FOR PENALTIES FOR OFFENCES UNDER THE REGULATIONS TO BE MADE BY THE BOARD.

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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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Note to Editors of newspapers news agencies, broadcasting stations

The following announcement regarding the Queen’s birthday honours list is being made simultaneously in London at 0001 hrs. G.M.T. on June 14.

Publication is permitted in Hong Kong newspapers tomorrow (Saturday) morning, but no news agency or overseas radio transmission of the announcement may carry the information without the embargo qualification.

The news may be broadcast from

6 a.m. onwards over the local radio and television stations tomorrow.

On NO account should any of

.. . the recipients of’honours be contacted for ■ interviews or for information relative to their careers or be approached in any way in connection with their awards before these have been publicly announced.

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K.B.E. (Knight Commandert Order of the British Empire)

The Honourable Denys Tudor Emil ROBERTS, C.B.E., ^.C., J.P.

Mr. Roberts was appointed as a Crown Counsel in Nyasa 1953 and as Attorney General in Gibraltar in 1960. He came to Hong Kong as Solicitor General in 1962 and was appointed Attorney General in 1966. In 1973, he succeeded Sir Hugh Norman-Walker as Colonial Secretary. He is an exofficio Member of Executive and Legislative Councils. • * Knight Bachelor

Mr. Michael Alexander Robert HERRIES

Mr. Herries served in Hong Kong with Jardine, Matheson & Co. for 11 years until 1970, the last 7 years as Chairman and Managing Director. He was a Member of the Legislative Council from 1968-70. He also served on the Port Committee, Social Welfare Advisory Committee, Trade and Industry Advisory Board and the Aviation Advisory Board. From 1965 until 1973 he was Chairman of the Universities and Polytechnic Grants Conmittee. He returned to London in 1970 as Chairman of Matheson & Co. and continues to maintain a keen interest in Hong Kong. He became Chairman of the Hong Kong Association in London in 1972.

C.ll.G. (Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George)

The Honourable David Harold JORDAN, M.B.E., J.P.

Mr. Jordan joined the Hong Kong Government in 1951 as a Cadet Officer. He served in various departments and branches of the Colonial Secretariat. He became Director of Commerce and Industry in 1972. He was promoted to the rank of Secretary in 1973* He is Member of Legislative Council and Chairman of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board and the Textile Advisory Board.

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C> (Companion,Order of st, Michael and St, George)

Mr, Brian Francis SLEVIN, O.B.E., Q.P.M., C.P.M., J.P.

Mr. Slevin became Commissioner of Police in 1974. He joined the Police Force in 1949 after having spent three years with the Police in Palestine. He has served as Director of Special Branch, and was Deputy Commissioner of Police for three years.

C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire)

The Honourable ANN Tse-kai, O.B.E., J.P.

Mr. Ann is a leading industrialist and businessman. He served on the Legislative Council from 1970 to 1974. He was appointed to the Executive Council in 1974. Mr. Ann has a distinctive record of public service. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong Training Council and Deputy Chairman of the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee. He is also a member of the Trade Development Council and has led many trade delegations overseas.

C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. KAN Yuet-hing, J.P.

Mr. Kan is a prominent banker, a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and was, until his recent retirement, General Manager of the Bank of East Asia Limited. He has a long and distinguished record of public service. In particular, he served as a Member of the Banking Advisory Committee and of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation Advisory Board. Mr. Kan was appointed Chairman of the Securities Advisory Council in July 1973 and has contributed substantially to the orderly development of the securities industry in Hong Kong.

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O.B.E. (Officer, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. Jack Ranyard LEE, J.P.

Mr. Lee was appointed as a Superintendent in the Printing Department in 1955- He became Assistant Government Printer in 1961 and was appointed Government Printer in 1970.

O.B.E. (Officer, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. Kenneth Tak-cheung LO, J.P.

Mr. Lo is a solicitor and has been an appointed Member of the Urban Council since 1966. He is at present Chairman of the Recreation and Amenities Select Committee and a member of several other committees. Mr. Lo is also a member of other public bodies including the Housing Authority, the Advisory Committee on Recreational Development and Nature Conservation, the Inland Revenue Board of Review, the Cheshire Home and the Vegetable Marketing Advisory Board.

C.B.E. (Officer, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. Charles John Grafton LQ7E, J.P.

Mr. Lowe joined the Education Department in 1948. He has been principal of two Government secondary schools and of a College of Education. He was appointed Assistant Director in 196} and Deputy Director in 19&9* He has acted as Director of Education on several occasions. Mr. Lowe lias for many years been associated with the scout movement first as Secretary, then as Chairman, of the Executive Committee of the Scout Association (U.K. Branch) and is now Vice President of the Scout Council.

C.3.L. (Officer, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. Frederick James YOUNG, J.P.

Mr. Young was first appointed to Hong Kong as a Stores Officer in 1949- He became Deputy Director of Government Supplies in 1969 and

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was appointed Director in 1970. He was elected a Fellow of the

Institute of Purchasing and Supply in 1973*

O.L'.E. (H) (Officer, Order of the British Empire) (Honorary)

Mr, Desmond Francis O’Reilly MAYUE, Q.C., J.P.

Mr. Mayne has been in charge of the Legal Aid Scheme since

1968. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 19^7»

Ia3,0. (Companion* Imperial Service Order)

Mr. William Edgar COLLARD

Mrt Collard joined the Government as an Executive Officer in 19^+9* He became Assistant Director of Immigration in 1961;

in January 1965 he was promoted to Director of the Department. He continued as Director until has retirement in December 197^« Mr.

Collard is now Executive Director of the Hong Kong Hotels Association.

(II) (Member, Order of the .British Empire) (Military) Squadron Leader Danny CHEUNG Kwong, A.F.C, Squadron Leader Cheung’s full time occupation is that of aircraft engineer. He joined the RHKAAF in 1951 and was one of the first to qualify as a helicopter pilot. In 1962, he was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air. In 1965, he was awarded the Air Force Cross in recognition of his actions in rescuing the crews of the S.S. Nam An during a storm. He has regularly flown visiting dignitaries and has also flown over 60 emergency medical evacuations and rescues.

M.B.F. GO (Member, Order of the British Empire) (Military)

Captain Hugh McIntosh DEY, E.D.

Capt. Dey joined the Royal Hong Kong Pegiment (The Volunteers) in July 1953* He rose through the ranks and was commissioned in 1971• He was promoted to the rank of Captain in April 1973i and is now Second-in-Command of the Squadron. Capt. Dey is a specialist in radio

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M.B.E. (Member, Order of the British Empire)

Brother Michael Joseph CURTIh

Brother Michael Curtin has'"served as a De La Salle Brother for 41 years. For the last 22 years he has been teaching in St. Joseph’s College and La Salle College. Since 1956, he has been in charge of the modern language group 'of subjects "in"the English Certificate of Education.

K.B.E. (liembor, Order of the British Empire)

Mrs. Gladys Emma DONNITHORLkE

Mrs. Donnithorne aged 84 has been a missionary since 1916. She came to Hong Kong in 1954 after having spent 4 years in Egypt and ?4 years in Szechuan. She has established a home for the aged and destitute, and' several ’schools "and' Hostels for young children. Mrs • Donnithorne still' personally supervises the activities of her undertakings which cater for over 1,000 young and old people in the area of the Kowloon Walled City.

(Member, Order of the British Empire)

Mrs. Betty Kathleen IBBITSON

Mrs. Ibbitson joined the Government as a secretary in March 1955. She served in several departments and was the personal secretary to the Head of what is now the Home Affairs Department for 10 years. She was promoted to her present rank of Personal Assistant in August 1971* Since 1970 Mrs. Ibbitson has been the Personal Assistant to the Colonial Secretary.

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(Member, Order of th? British Bnpiro)

Mr, KWAN Tai-yan

Nr. Kwan has worked for the Hong Kong Government for over 26 years in the Executive Grade. He has served in a number of Government Departments. He was promoted to the rank of Chief Executive Officer in 1973• Since 1972 he has been the Chief Transport

Officer in Charge of the division dealing with licensing, driver testing and mechanical inspection of vehicles.

M.B.E. (Member, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. William Ewart TINGLE

Mr. Tingle came to Hong Kong in 1949 after a long period in Shanghai as a Physical Training Instructor. In 1948, he was coach to China’s athletic, boxing, football and swimming Olympic teams. In 1964 he was coach to Nepal’s Boxing Team to the Olympic Games. Mr. Tingle established his own Athletic Institute in Hong Kong which mot every Saturday morning during the winter period at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. The Institute was primarily for younger children of-every race, creed and colour who had few opportunities for sports at their schools. M.B.E. (Member, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. WONG Kan-yip

Mr. Wong has been village representative of Wang Chau Village since 1949 and Chairman, since 1965« of the Ping Shan Hural Committee in Yuen Long. He is the leading pond fish breeder in the New Territories and has been chairman of the Yuen Long Fish Dealers Association since 1957• Mr. Wong is a past Director of the Pok Oi

Hospital. He is Vice-Chairman of the Yuen Long Sports Association and lias been Member of the Wang Chau Public School since 1954.

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M.B.E. (H) (Member, Order of the British Empire) (Honorary)

Miss Lucy CHING Llan-fai

Miss Ching is an Assistant Social welfare Officer in Charge of the Tsan Yuk Blind Welfare Centre of the Social Welfare Department. She is blind. She is responsible for the training and welfare of children below school age, newly-blinded adults and for the elderly of the area. • She edits a monthly magazine in Cantonese braille.

She was educated at Diocesan Girls’ School and received further training in the U.K. and U.S.A. ,

M.B.E. (H) (Member, Order of the British Empire) (Honorary)

Mr. Zeeland KWONG

Mr. Kwong is a Senior Information Officer in the Information Services Department. He worked as a reporter, chief reporter and local news editor of several local Chinese newspapers for .25 years before joining the department in 1961 as an Assistant Information Officer.

M.B.E. (H) (Member, Order of the British Empire) (Honorary)

Mr. LIN Yu-tang, J.P.

Mr. Lin joined the Hong Kong Government in 195*1 as an Assistant Marine Officer. He became a Land Assistant in the New Territories in 1961 before joining the Home Affairs Department in 19$5 as an Assistant Secretary. Since that time he has worked in the departmental headquarters and as a City District Officer. In his private capacity he has been heavily involved in the Fight Violent Crime and Keep Hong Kong Clean campaigns.

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B.E.M. (British Empire Medal)

Mr, CHAN Cha c-hlu

Mr. Chan was first appointed as a Clerk in 19% and was promoted to Senior Clerical Officer in 1963* His entire career has been spent in the Education Department. In 1952 he was placed in charge of the Government Schools Section Registry and subsequently became the Clerical Officer in charge of the Appointments Section of the Personnel Registry. Mr. Chan is one of the most senior clerical officers in Government service.

BrE.M. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. Karali Charan CHATTERJEE

Mr. Chatterjee has completed over 29 years’ service in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. He joined the Special Branch in 19^+5 as an Investigating Officer. He was. transferred to a new. grade of Indian Liaison Officer in 1951* In 196% he was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department and took charge of the Police Drug Disposal Unit, a post which he held until his retirement in 197%

B.E.K. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. CHUNG Po-kwan

Mr. Chung is a Senior Hight Technician in the R.H.K.A.A.F. He joined the Force in 195% was promoted to Corporal in 1961 and to Sergeant in 1963. He was awarded the Air Efficiency Award in 1961 and the First Clasp to the Award in 1971-. r* • '

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B.E.M. (British Empire Medal)

Mr* HAU fat

Mr. Hau is an Artisan in the Agriculture & Fisheries Department. After joining the department in 1957 he worked as a Forester and Forest Guard. He took part in the post-war afforestation programme and subsequently worked in the Tai Lung Forest Nursery until his retirement in December 197^* B.E.i,. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. HUNG Ping-kwong

Mr. Hung is an Electrical Inspector in the Public Works Department. He joined the P.W.D. as an apprentice in 1929* From 1955 until 19&7 he worked with the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works. In 19&7 he rejoined the Public Works Department and is now in charge of electrical works at R.A.F. Kai Tak and various military camps, depots and married quarters in Kowloon.

B.E.M. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. LAM Kau

Mr. Lam is a Coxswain Class I in the Marine Department. He has been employed in the department for 29 years and has served on many types of vessels during his career. For the past two years he has been Coxswain of the Governor’s Launch ”The Lady Maurine". B.E.M. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. LAV/ Shiu-kee

Mr. Law is a Senior Clerical Officer in the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. He joined the Government as a Clerk in 19^+6 and was promoted to Senior Clerical Officer in 1972. He has served as a Clerk and Senior Clerk in the Auxiliary Air Force since 1955• Mr. Law is also volunteer member of the R.H.K.A.A.F. who rose to the most senior non-commissioned rank of Warrant Officer in 19^9-

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B.E.M. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. LO Kai . . .

Mr. Lo is an Assistant Inspector of Works in the Public Works Department. He joined the Government in 1935 as a messenger. In 19^5 he was promoted to foreman and in 1968 to Assistant Inspector of Works. Mr. Lo has an unique knowledge of the drainage system of Kowloon which is particularly valuable in typhoons and rainstorms.

3. E .11. (Bri t i s h Enpi re H 2 dal)

Mr. MAK Hingysun

Mr. Mak joined the General Clerical Service in 19^7 • He is now Senior Clerical *Cfficer in the Hong Kong Licensing Office of the Transport Department. For over 20 years। he has been responsible for the safe collection of (literally) thousands of millions of dollars in licence fees.

B/S.M. (British Empire Medal) *

Mr. WATT Yiu-wah _____

Mr. Watt has an outstanding record of volunteer service.

He is a Chief Supervisor in the Auxiliary Medical Service which he joined in April 1951 and has been serving actively ever since. He was awarded the Civil Defence Long Service Medal in 196^. He was also for many years an officer in St. John Ambulance Brigade.

C.P.K. (Colonial Police Medal)

Miss Annie Hannah CALDERWOOD

Miss Calderwood is a Superintendent of Police. She joined the Royal Hong Kong Police Force in 1966 after 11 years’ service in the City of Glasgow Police. Initially she was concerned with the Women Police contingent but then changed to more general duties. Miss Calderwood has served as a Staff Officer in Police HQ and a District HQ. She is currently Director of Recruiting.

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C.P.i', (Colonial Police Medal)

Mr. Geoffroy De .vid CARTSR

Mr. Carter joined the R.H.K.P.F. in 1955* He was promoted ... « •..*

to the rank of Superintendent in 1968 and has served in Special Branch continuously since that time.

C.P.I-l. (Colonial Police Medal)

Station Sergeant WONG Chun-muk

Mr. Wong joined the Royal Hong Kong Police Force in 19^5.

He was promoted to Detective Corporal in 1953» Detective Sergeant in 1962 and Detective Station Sergeant in 1972. He received the Colonial r

Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 196? and the First Clasp in April 1972. For most of his career he has served in the Crjmi na] Investigation Department and for the last 12 years in the New Territories.

C.P.li, (Colonial Police Medal)

Sergeant WONG Wing-sang

Mr. Wong is a Sergeant in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force.

He joined the Force in 1955» was promoted to Corporal in i960 and to Sergeant in 1971 •

C.P.M. (Colonial Police Medal)

Mr. DAI Chuen

Mr. Dai is a Principal Fireman in the Fire Services

Department. He joined the Government in 19^6 and transferred to the Department in 1955*

C.P.]\ (Colonial Police Medal)

Mr. WONG Shiu-foon

Mr. Wong was a Divisional Officer in the Auxiliary Fire Service which was disbanded earlier this year. He joined the Auxiliary Fire Service in 195^ and was promoted to Divisional Officer in 1968.

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BADGE OF HONOUR

Mr. HUNG Wni-m.in - Headmaster of Wellman Commercial & Typewriting Institute.

Mr. Hung is one of the founders of the Mongkok Kaifong Association.

He de*votes much of his time working closely with the C.D.O. at Mongkok in different forms of community service projects, predominantly in multi-storey building management and in the promotion of mutural understanding and co-operation between the Government and Mongkok residents. At present he is Chairman of the Area Committee set up to prmote the*Keep Hong Kong Clean’ and ’Fight Violent Crime’ campaigns.

Mr. KAM Kwok-chu - Principal of Yau Ma Tei Kaifong Association School.

Mr. Kam is a retired civil servant with fourteen years’ experience as headmaster of Government schools and is held in high esteem in education circles. He has been an active member of the Yau Ma Tei East Area Committee since 1972. He is also active in promoting services for young people. He is a committee member of the Scouts and Sea Scouts in Kowloon City and Cheung Chau where he has served long years as vice-principal of the Cheung Chau Primary School.

Mrs. K?IO Chee-sang - Company Director.

Mrs. Kho is well-known for her voluntary service in the welfare field and has been one of the most effective and active fund-raisers for Hong Kong charities. She is President of Western District Women’s Welfare Club and holds honorary positions with most of the women’s associations in Hong Kong. She is also actively involved with the work of many other welfare organizations like Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre and Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association.

Mr. LAU Cni-yuen - Merchant/Manufacturer.

Mr. Lau has been closely involved in the development of Industry in Tuen Mun. A founder member of the Tuen Mun Manufacturers Association, ho was one of the first manufacturers to move into the area and, about 10 years ago, was responsible for encouraging many other industrialists to do the same. Mr. Inn’s enthusiasm, patience and public spirit have won him the support and respect of many of the local manufacturers, and he has also played a major sole in bringing together the local community and the newly arrived industrialists. He has been closely associated with the Chinese Manufacturers Association, the Hong Kong Rubber Manufacturers Association, the lok Sin Tong and the Shamshuipo Kaifong Association.

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Mrs. Kitty LEE YIP Siu-ling - Nurse and midwife by profession, but not in practice.

Mrs. Lee has a distinguished record of 20 years voluntary work in welfare and community organisations. She has been particularly active in raising funds for projects for underprivileged children, and since 1968 has been responsible for organising events annually for the,entertainment of handicapped children on Children’s Day (4th April). Her wide involvement in community service includes the Juvenile Care Centre, Po Leung Kuk, the Girl Guides Association and the South China Athletic Association.

Mr. NGAN Ki-tim - Businessman

Mr. Ngan is an unassuming local community leader noted for his dedicated service to the Tokwawan area through organizing emergency relief work and other welfare activities. In 1969, he formed the Tokwawan Kaifong Association which commands high respect among the Tokwawan residents, especially shopkeepers and hawkers. He is a staunch supporter of all campaigns organised by the City district Office.

Mr. SHING Ting-bong - Businessman

Mr. Shing is an early resident of Chai Wan. In 1970 he established the Chai Wan Residents Association which has become the most active local organisation to support community projects for the well-being of the residents. He is well respected for his keen interest in the kaifong movement, and his generosity in promoting community and welfare work. Now his enthusiasm has extended outside Chai Wan and he plays an important sole in the promotion of sports and recreation acitivitics in Eastern District.

Mrs. 3IU TSANG Fung-knan - Housewife

Mrs. SIU is an exemplary woman leader who has contributed much to the well-being of women, children and the aged. She has served 3 consecutive terms as Chairman of the Women’s Welfare Club Western District. She is the founder of the Chung Hok Club for the aged which provides weekly entertainment for aged people in Western District. She is also very active in sports and welfare associations.

Mr. TSE Kit-to - Merchant

Mr. Tse is a well known figure in Aberdeen. He is Chairman of the Tin Wan Resettlement Estate Kaifong Welfare Association which has an impressive record of relief work during typhoons. Mr. Tse is very active in promoting youth activities. Under his leadership, Aberdeen residents have made significant improvements to the environment in the rural areas and the housing estates.

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Note to Editors of newspapers news agencies, broadcasting stations

The following announcement regarding the Queen’s birthday honours list is being made simultaneously in London at 0001 hrs. G.M.T. on June 14.

Publication is permitted in Hong Kong newspapers tomorrow (Saturday) morning, but no news agency or overseas radio transmission of the announcement may carry the information without the embargo qualification.

The news may be broadcast from

6 a.m. onwards over the local radio and television stations tomorrow.

On NO account should any of the recipients of honours be contacted for interviews or for information relative to • • • --.... • .

their careers or be approached in any way in connection with their awards before these have been publicly announced.

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K.B.E. (Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire)

The Honourable Denys Tudor Emil ROBERTS, C.B.E., Q.C., J.P. Mr. Roberts was appointed as a Crown Counsel in Nyasa 1953 and as Attorney General in Gibraltar in 1960. He came to Hong Kong as Solicitor General in 1962 and was appointed Attorney General in 1966. In 1975» he succeeded Sir Hugh Norman-Walker as Colonial Secretary. He is an exofficio Member of Executive and Legislative Councils.

Knight Bachelor — — ’

Mr. Michael Alexander Robert HERRIES

Mr. Herries served in Hong Kong with Jardine, Matheson & Co. for 11 years until 1970? the last 7 years as Chairman and Managing Director. He was a Member of the Legislative Council from 1968-70. He also served on the Port Committee, Social Welfare Advisory Committee, Trade and Industry Advisory Board and the Aviation Advisory Board. From 1965 until 1973 he was Chairman of the Universities and Polytechnic Grants Committee. He returned to London in 1970 as Chairman of Matheson & Co. and continues to maintain a keen interest in Hong Kong. He became Chairman of the Hong Kong Association in London in 1972.

C.M.G. (Companion, Order of St. Michael and St. George)

The Honourable David Harold JORDAN, M.B.E., J.P.

Mr. Jordan joined the Hong Kong Government in 1951 as a Cadet Officer. He served in various departments and branches of the Colonial Secretariat. He became Director of Commerce and Industry in 1972. He was promoted to the rank of Secretary in 1973* He is Member of Legislative Council and Chairman of the Trade and Industry Advisory Board and the Textile Advisory Board.

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(Companion,Order of st, Michael and St, George)

Mr, Brian Francis SLEVIN, O.B.E., Q.P.M., C.P.M., J.P.

Mr. Slevin became Commissioner of Police in 1974. He joined the Police Force in 1949 after having spent three years with the Police in Palestine. He has served as Director of Special Branch, and was Deputy Commissioner of Police for three years.

C.B.E. (Commander, Order of the British Empire)

The Honourable ANN Tse-kai, O.B.E., J.P.

Mr. Ann is a leading industrialist and businessman. He served on the Legislative Council from 1970 to 1974. He was appointed to the Executive Council in 1974. Mr. Ann has a distinctive record of public service. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong Training Council and Deputy Chairman of the University and Polytechnic Grants Committee. He is also a member of the Trade Development Council and has led many trade delegations overseas.

C.B.E, (Commander, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. KAN Yuet~hing, J.P.

Mr. Kan is a prominent banker, a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and was, until his recent retirement, General Manager of the Bank of East Asia Limited. He has a long and distinguished record of public service. In particular, he served as a Member of the Banking Advisory Committee and of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation Advisory Board. Mr. Kan was appointed Chairman of the Securities Advisory Council in July 1973 and has contributed substantially to the orderly development of the securities industry in Hong Kong.

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O.B.E. (Officer, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. Jack Ranyard LEE, J.P.

Mr. Lee was appointed as a Superintendent in the Printing Department in 1955* He became Assistant Government Printer in 1961 and was appointed Government Printer in 1970.

O.B.E. (Officer, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. Kenneth Tak-cheung LO, J.P.

Mr. Lo is a solicitor and has been an appointed Member of the Urban Council since 1966. He is at present Chairman of the Recreation and Amenities Select Committee and a member of several other committees. Mr. Lo is also a member of other public bodies including the Housing Authority, the Advisory Committee on Recreational Development and Nature Conservation, the Inland Revenue Board of Review, the Cheshire Home and the Vegetable Marketing Advisory Board.

O.B.E. (Officer; Order of the British Empire)

Mr. Charles John Grafton LOV/E, J.P.

Mr. Lowe joined the Education Department in 1948. He has been principal of two Government secondary schools and of a College of Education. He was appointed Assistant Director in 1963 and Deputy Director in 1969* He has acted as Director of Education on several occasions. Mr. Lowe has for many years been associated with the scout movement first as Secretary, then as Chairman, of the Executive Committee of the Scout Association (U.K. Branch) and is now Vice President of the Scout Council.

O.B.E. (Officer, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. Frederick Janies YOUNG, J.P.

Mr. Young was first appointed to Hong Kong as a Stores Officer in 1949• He became Deputy Director of Government Supplies in 1969 and

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was appointed Director in 197Q- He was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply in 1973.

O.o.-d, (4) (Officer, Order of the British Empire) (Honorary)

Mr, Desmond Francis O’Reilly MAYNE, Q.C., J.P.

Mr. Mayne has been in charge of the Legal Aid Scheme since 1968. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1967, 1,3,0. (Companion^ Imperial Service Order)

Mr. William Edgar COLLARD

Mr, Collard joined the Government as an Executive Officer in 19^9. He became Assistant Director of Immigration in <961; in January 1965 he was promoted to Director of the Department. He continued as Director until has retirement in December 1972*. Mr. Collard is now Executive Director of the Hong Kong Hotels Association.

(M) (Member, Order of the .British Empire) (Military) Squadron Leader Danny CHEUNG Kwong, A.F.C, Squadron Leader Cheung’s full time occupation is that of aircraft engineer. He joined the RHKAAF in 1951 and was one of the first to qualify as a helicopter pilot. In 1962, he was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air. In 1965, he was awarded the Air Force Cross in recognition of his actions in rescuing the crews of the S.S. Nam An during a storm. He has regularly flown visiting dignitaries and has also flown over 60 emergency medical evacuations and rescues.

M.B.E. (ii) (Member, Order of the British Empire) (Military)

Captain Hugh McIntosh DEY, E.D.

Capt. Dey joined the Royal Hong Kong Pegiment (The Volunteers) in July 1953* He rose through the ranks and was commissioned in 1971* He was promoted to the rank of Captain in April 1973, and is now Second-in-Command of the Squadron. Capt. Dey is a specialist in radio

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ii.B.E. (Member, Order of the British Empire)

Brother riicbael Joseph CURTIN

Brother Michael Curtin has served as a De La Salle Brother for 41 years. For the last 22 years he has been teaching in St. Joseph’s College and La Salle College. Since 1956, he has been in • ... charge of the modern language group of subjects in the English Certificate of Education. ■ : i • . .

K.B.E. (Member, Order of the British Empire)

Mrs. Gladys Emraa DONNITHORNE

Mrs. Donnithorne aged 84 has been a missionary since 1916. « • • * She came to Hong Kong in 1954 after having spent 4 years in Egypt and 54 years in Szechuan« She lias established a home for the aged and ‘ti destitute, and several' schools and hostels for young children. Mrs. । « ? । • • • — - -- •' .... . .. * . .. . . .A

Donnithorne still personally supervises the activities of her undertakings which cater for over 1,000 young and old people in the area of the Kowloon Walled City, t i-i.B.E. (Member, Order of the British Empire)

Mrs. Betty Kathleen IBBITSON

Mrs. Ibbitson joined the Government as a secretary in March 1955- She served in several departments and was the personal secretary to the Head of what is now the Home Affairs Department for 10 years. She was promoted to her present rank of Personal Assistant in August 1971• Since 1970 Mrs. Ibbitson has been the Personal Assistant to the Colonial Secretary.

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(Member, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. KWAN Tai-yan

Mr* Kwan has worked for the Hong Kong Government for over 26 years in the Executive Grade. He has served in a number of Government Departments. He was promoted to the rank of Chief Executive Officer in 1973. Since 1972 he has been the Chief Transport Officer in Charge of the division dealing with licensing, driver testing and mechanical inspection of vehicles.

M.B.E. (Member, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. William Ewart TINGLE

Mr. Tingle came to Hong Kong in 1949 after a long period in Shanghai as a Physical Training Instructor. In 1948, he was coach to China’s athletic, boxing, football and swimming Olympic teams. In 1964 ho was coach to Nepal’s Boxing Team to the Olympic Games. Mr. Tingle established his own Athletic Institute in Hong Kong which.mot every Saturday morning during the winter period at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. The Institute was primarily for younger children of every race, creed and colour who had few opportunities for sports at their schools. M.B.E. (Member, Order of the British Empire)

Mr. WONG Kan-yip

Mr. Wong has been village representative of Wang Chau Village since 194-9 and Chairman, since 19^5, of the Ping Shan Rural Committee in Yuen Long. He is the leading pond fish breeder in the New Territories and has been chairman of the Yuen Long Fish Dealers Association since 1957• Mr. Wong is a past Director of the Pok Oi

Hospital. He is Vice-Chairman of the Yuen Long Sports Association and has been Member of the Wang Chau Public School since 1954.

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M.B.E. (H) (Member, Order of the British Empire) (Honorary)

Miss Lucy CHING Ilan-fai

Miss Ching is an Assistant Social Welfare Officer in Charge of the Tsan Yuk Blind Welfare Centre of the Social Welfare Deportment. She is blind. She is responsible for the training and welfare of children below school age, newly-blinded adults and for the elderly of the area. She edits a monthly magazine in Cantonese braille. She was educated at Diocesan Girls1 School and received further training in the U.K. and U.S.A.

M.B.E. (H) (Member, Order of the- British Empire) (Honorary}

Mr. Zeeland KWONG

Mr. Kwong is a Senior Information Officer in the Information Services Department. He worked as a reporter, chief reporter and local news editor of several local Chinese newspapers for 25 years before joining the department in 19$ 1 as an Assistant Information Officer.

M.B.E. (H) (Member, Order of the British Empire) (Honorary)

Mr. LIN Yu-tang, J.P.

Mr. Lin joined the Hong Kong Government in 1951 as an Assistant Marine Officer. He became a Land Assistant in the New Territories in 19$ 1 before joining the Home Affairs Department in 19&3 as an Assistant Secretary. Since that time he has worked in the departmental headquarters and as a City District Officer. In his private capacity he has been heavily involved in the Fight Violent Crime and Keep Hong Kong Clean campaigns.

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B.E.il. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. CHAN Chu chiu

Mr. Chan was first appointed as a Clerk in 19^7 and was promoted to Senior Clerical Officer in 1963. His entire career i has been spent in the Education Department. In 1952 he was placed in charge of the Government Schools Section Registry and subsequently became the Clerical Officer in charge of the Appointments Section of the Personnel Registry. Mr. Chan is one of the most senior clerical officers in Government service.

B.E.K. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. Karali Charan CHATTERJEE

Mr. Chatterjee has completed over 29 years’ service in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. He joined the Special Branch in 19^5 as an Investigating Officer. He was transferred to a new grade of Indian Liaison Officer in 1951 • In 1961, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department and took charge of the Police Drug Disposal Unit, a post which he held until his retirement in 197^.

B.E.I4. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. CHUNG Po-kv/an

Mr. Chung is a Senior Flight Technician in the R.H.K.A.A.F. He joined the Force in 19511 was promoted to Corporal in 1961 and to Sergeant in 1963* He was awarded the Air Efficiency Award in 1961 and the First Clasp to the Award in 1971•

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B.E.PI. (British Empire Lie dal)

Mr. HAU fat

Mr. Hau is an Artisan in the Agriculture & Fisheries Department. After joining the department in 1937 he worked as a Forester and Forest Guard. He took part in the post-war afforestation programme and subsequently worked in the Tai Lung Forest Nursery until his retirement in December 1972*• B.Z.L. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. HUNG Ping-kwong

Mr. Hung is an Electrical Inspector in the Public Works Department. He joined the P.V/.D. as an apprentice in 1929* From 1953 until 1967 he worked with the Ministry of Public Buildings and ’Works. In 1967 he rejoined the Public Works Department and is now in charge of electrical works at R.A.F. Kai Tak and various military camps, depots and married quarters in Kowloon.

B.E.ii. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. LAM Kau

Mr. Lam is a Coxswain Class I in the Marine Department. He has been employed in the department for 29 years and has served on many types of vessels during his career. For the past two- years he has been Coxswain of the Governor’s Launch ”The Lady Mauri ne • B.E.li. (British Empire Medal)

• Mr. LAW Shiu-kee

Mr. Law is a Senior Clerical Officer in the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force. He joined the Government as a Clerk in 19^+6 and was promoted to Senior Clerical Officer in 1972. He has served as a Clerk and Senior Clerk in the Auxiliary Air Force since 1955• Mr. Lav; is also volunteer member of the R.H.K.A.A.F. who rose to the most senior non-commissioned rank of Warrant Officer in 1969*

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B.E.K. (British Empire M.odal)

Mr. LO Kai

Mr. Lo is an Assistant Inspector of Works in the Public Works • •••,

Department. He joined the Government in 1955 as a messenger. In 19^5 he was promoted to foreman and in 1968 to Assistant Inspector of Works. Mr. Lo lias an unique knowledge of the drainage system of Kowloon which is particularly valuable in typhoons and rainstorms.

B,E.M. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. MAK Hingrsun

Mr. Mak joined the General Clerical Service in ^9^7• He is

now Senior Clerical Officer in the Hong Kong Licensing Office of the Transport Department. For over 20 years, he has been responsible for the safe collection of (literally) thousands of millions of dollars in licence fees.

B.B.K. (British Empire Medal)

Mr. WATT Yiu-wah

Mr. Watt has an outstanding record of volunteer service.

He is a Chief Supervisor in the Auxiliary Medical Service which he joined in April 1951 and has been serving actively ever since. He was awarded the Civil Defence Long Service Medal in 196^. He was also for many years an officer .in St. John Ambulance Brigade.

C.P.M. (Colonial Police .Medal)

Miss Annie Hannah CALDERWOOD

Miss Calderwood is a Superintendent of Police. She joined the Royal Hong Kong Police Force in 1966 after 11 years’ service in the City of Glasgow Police. Initially she was concerned with the Women Police contingent but then changed to more general duties. Miss Calderwood has served as a Staff Officer in Police HQ and a District HQ. She is currently Director of Recruiting.

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C.P.M. (Colonial Police Medal)

Mr, Geoffrey Dc.vfd CAKTSR

Mr. Carter joined the R.H.K.P.F. in 1955. He was promoted to the rank of Superintendent in 1968 and has served in-Special Branch continuously since that time. C.P.M. (Colonial Police Medal)

Station Sergeant WONG Chun-muk

Mr. Wong joined the Royal Hong Kong Police Force in 19^5, He was promoted to Detective Corporal in 19>5» Detective Sergeant in 1962-and’Detective Station Sergeant in 1972. He received the Colonial Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal in 1965 and the First Clasp in April 1972. For most of his career he has served in the Cri mi pal Investigation Department and for the last 12 years in the New Territories.

C.P.Ii. (Colonial Police Medal)

Sergeant WONG Wing-sang

Mr. Wong is a Sergeant in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. He joined the Force in 1953j was promoted to Corporal in i960 and to Sergeant in 1971* C.P.M. (Colonial Police Modal)

Mr. DAI Chuen

Mr. Dai is a Principal Fireman in the Fire Services Department. He joined the Government in 19^6 and transferred to the Department -in 1955* C.P.M. (Colonial Police Medal)

Mr. WONG Shiu-foon

• Mr. Wong was a Divisional Officer in the Auxiliary Fire Service which was disbanded earlier this year. He joined the Auxiliary Fire

Service in 195^ and was promoted to Divisional Officer in 1968.

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Mr. HUNG Wai-mdn - Headmaster of Wellman Commercial 8c Typewriting Institute.

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Mr. Hung is one of the founders of the Mongkok Kaifong Association. He devotes much of his time working closely with the C.D.O. at Mongkok in different forms of community service projects, predominantly in multi-storey building management and in the promotion of mutural understanding and co-operation

between the Government and Mongkok residents. At present he is Chairman of the ;

Area Committee set up to prmote the’Keep Hong Kong Clean1 and ’Fight Violent J

Crime’ campaigns.

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Mr. KAM Kwok-chu - Principal of Yau Ma Tei Kaifong Association School.

Mr. Kam is a retired civil servant with fourteen years’ experience as headmaster of Government schools and is held in high esteem in education circles. He has been an active member of the Yau Ma Tei East Area Committee since 1972. ( ’

He is also active in promoting services for young people. He is a committee member of the Scouts and Sea Scouts in Kowloon City and Cheung Chau where he has served long years as vice-principal of the Cheung Chau Primary School.

Mrs. KfJO Chee-sang - Company Binector.

Mrs. Kho is well-known for her voluntary service in the welfare field and has been one of the most effective and active fund-raisers for Hong Kong charities. She is President of Western District Women’s Welfare Club and holds honorary positions with most of the women’s associations in Hong Kong. She is also actively involved with the work of many other welfare organisations like Hong Kong Juvenile Care Centre and Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association.

Mr. LAIJ Cni-yuen - Merchant/Manufacturer.

Mr. Lau has been closely involved in the development of Industry in Tuen Mun. A founder member of the Tuen Mun Manufacturers Association, he was one of the first manufacturers to move into the area and, about 10 years ago, was responsible for encouraging many other industrialists to do the same. Mr. Jan’s enthusiasm, patience and public spirit have won him the support and respect of many of the local manufacturers, and he has also played a major sole in bringing together the local community and the newly arrived industrialists. He has been closely associated with the Chinese Manufacturers Association, the Hong Kong Rubber Manufacturers Association, the lok Sin Tong and the Shamshuipo Kaifong Association.

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Hrs. Kitty LEE YIP Siu-ling - Nurse and midwife by profession, but not in practice.

Mrs. Lee has a distinguished record of 20 years voluntary work in welfare and community organisations. She has been particularly active in raising funds for projects for underprivileged children, and since 1968 has been responsible for organising events annually for the.entertainment of handicapped children on Children’s Day (4th April). Her wide involvement in community service includes the Juvenile Care Centre, Po Leung Kuk, the Girl Guides Association and the South China Athletic Association.

Mr. NGAN Ki-tim - Businessman

Mr. Ngan is an unassuming local community leader noted for his dedicated service to the Tokwawan area through organizing emergency relief work and other welfare activities. In 19&9» he formed the Tokwawan Kaifong Association which commands high respect among the Tokwawan residents, especially shopkeepers and hav/kers. He is a staunch supporter of all campaigns organised by the City District Office.

Mr. SHING Ting-bong - Businessman

Mr. Shing is an early resident of Chai Wan. In 1970 he established the Chai Wan Residents Association which has become the most active local organisation to support community projects for the well-being of the residents. He is well respected for his keen interest in the kaifong movement, and his generosity in promoting community and welfare work. Now his enthusiasm has extended outside Chai Wan and he plays an important sole in the promotion of snorts and recreation acitivities in Eastern District.

Mrs. 3IU TSANG Fung-kwan - Housewife

Mrs. SIU is an exemplary woman leader who has contributed much to the well-being of women, children and the aged. She has served 5 consecutive terms as Chairman of the Women’s Welfare Club Western District. She is the founder of the Chung Hok Club for the aged which provides weekly entertainment for aged people in Western District. She is also very active in sports and welfare associations.

Mr. TSE Kit-to - Merchant

Mr. Tse is a well known figure in Aberdeen. He is Chairman of the Tin Wan Resettlement Estate Kaifong Welfare Association which has an impressive record of relief work during typhoons. Hr. Tse is very active in promoting youth activities. Under his leadership, Aberdeen residents have made significant improvements to the environment in the rural areas and the housing estates.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1975

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR OPENS ASIAN CUP GROUP 3 QUALIFYING ROUND FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT ...................................  1

THIRD MANPOWER SURVEY OF PLASTICS INDUSTRY WILL BE CONDUCTED NEXT MONTH ..........1;......................  2

IMPROVEMENT OF STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN WONG CHUK

HANG ................................................... 3

REGISTRATION OF PERSONS TEAM TO OPERATE IN RENNIE’S

MILL NEXT WEEK ......................................    3

FIRE BOATS ATTENDED TO 26 SHIP FIRES DURING LAST FINANCIAL YEAR ......................................... 4

Issued by Government Information Services, Beaconeffeiti House, Hong Ko'ngjTel: 5-233191

SATURDAY, JUNE 1£, 1975.

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ASIAN CUP QUALIFYING ROUND IN HONG KONG KICKS OFF H M K K « K

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, TODAY OFFICIALLY OPENED THE ASIAN CUP GROUP 3 QUALIFYING ROUND FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT AT THE GOVERNMENT STADIUM.

HONG KONG WAS DELIGHTED TO HOST THE GROUP 3 QUALIFYING ROUND HE SAID, AND FOOTBALL FANS HERE COULD LOOK FORWARD TO A LOT OF KEEN, EXCITING AND SPORTSMANLIKE COMPETITION.

AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY, SIR MURRAY WATCHED THE OPENING GAME BETWEEN HONG KONG AND JAPAN. .

FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THE GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS:

+l AM PLEASED TO OPEN THIS TOURNAMENT.

+FOOTBALL IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN HONG KONG AND WE BELIEVE OUR TEAM TO BE ONE OF THE BEST.

+SO I AM DELIGHTED THAT HONG KONG IS HOST TO THE ASIAN CUP GROUP 3 QUALIFYING ROUND TOURNAMENT AND I CONGRATULATE THE HONG KONG FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION ON THEIR ORGANISATION OF IT. I WELCOME THE VISITING TEAMS AND HOPE THEY WILL ENJOY THEIR STAY HERE.

+AND NOW WE ALL LOOK FORWARD TO KEEN, EXCITING FOOTBALL IN A SPIRIT OF GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.

+l HAVE GREAT PLEASURE IN DECLARING OPEN THE ASIAN CUP. GROUP 3 QUALIFYING ROUND TOURNAMENT.+

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THIRD MANPOWER SURVEY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY »«««*«

A MAJOR SURVEY OF HONG KONG’S PLASTICS INDUSTRY WILL BE CARRIED OUT BETWEEN JULY 7 AND 25 THIS YEAR.

THE SURVEY — THE THIRD OF ITS KI ND — WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE HONG KOtfG TRAINING COUNCIL.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY LETTERS IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE WERE SENT TODAY (SATURDAY) TO THE ESTABLISHMENTS SELECTED BY RANDOM STRATIFIED SAMPLING.

THE INFORMATION WHICH EMPLOYERS ARE REQUESTED TO SUPPLY INCLUDES: THE NUMBERS OF WORKERS EMPLOYED AND UNDER TRAINING0 THE NUMBER OF EXISTING VACANCIES0 AND A FORECAST OF ADDITIONAL NUMBER OF WORKERS REQUIRED BY JULY 1976.

SURVEY INTERVIEWERS WILL VISIT EACH OF THE ESTABLISHMENTS CONCERNED TO HELP EMPLOYERS COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRES.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD, MR. DENNIS TING, SAID THAT THE INFORMATION COLLECTED WOULD BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WOULD BE PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS'.

HE SAID THE SECOND SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN JUNE 1972 IN WHICH ALL THE ESTABLISHMENTS SELECTED WERE WILLING TO SUPPLY THE INFORMATION REQUIRED.

+1 AM CONFIDENT THAT THE COMING SURVEY WILL MEET WITH EQUAL SUCCESS,+ HE SAID.

THE INFORMATION OBTAINED IN 1972 HAS BEEN COMPILED AND ANALYSED AND THE REPORT ON THE SURVEY TOGETHER WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS IS AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE. ' \

+1 ND ORDER TO TRACK THE DEVELOPING TREND AND COLLECT UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE MANPOWER SITUATION OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY, THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD HAS DECIDED TO CONDUCT MANPOWER SURVEY AT REGULAR SHORT INTERVALS,* MR. TING ADDED.

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BETTER DRAINAGE SYSTEM FOR WONG CHUK HANG

THE STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM AT STAUNTON CREEK IN WONG CHUK HANG WILL BE IMPROVED TO ELIMINATE THE RISK OF FLOOD ING IN THE AREA DURING HEAVY RAINS.

THE IMPROVEMENT WORKS WILL INVOLVE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO 400-METRE LONG CULVERTS WHICH WILL LINK UP WITH THE STAUNTON CREEK NULLAH TO CARRY FLOODWATERS OUT TO SEA.

A BRANCH DRAIN PIPE WILL ALSO BE BUILT TO PICK UP WATER FROM THE NEARBY OCEANARIUM.

CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE CULVERTS IS EXPECTED TO START IN AUGUST AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN 12 MONTHS.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY THE DRAINAGE WORKS DIVISION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WHICH WILL ALSO SUPERVISE THE WORKS.

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SPECIAL REGISTRATION FACILITIES AT RENNIE’S MILL

THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT WILL NEXT WEEK SET UP A TEMPORARY OFFICE IN THE RENNIE’S MILL POLICE STATION FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

THE OFFICE WILL OPERATE FROM 9.30 A.M. TO 4.30 P.M. ON JUNE 17, 18 AND ON JUNE 25. RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO MAKE USE OF THE FACILITIES TO REGISTER THEIR 11-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN FOR JUVENFLE IDENTITY CARDS. HOLDERS OF JUVENILE CARDS SHOULD REGISTER FOR ADULT CARDS AT THE AGE OF 18.

CHANGE IN REGISTERED PARTICULARS, SUCH AS MARITAL STATUS, EMPLOYMENT AND ADDRESSES, SHOULD ALSO DE REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT SO THAT RECORDS CAN BE KEPT UP TO DATE.

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BUSY YEAR FOR FIRE BOATS K H M H K «

THE SIX FIRE BOATS OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT WERE KEPT BUSY LAST YEAR ATTENDING TO SHIP FIRES AND DROWNING CASES.

DURING 1974/75, THE FIRE BOATS FOUGHT 26 SHIP FIRES, THE LONGEST ONE LASTING 45 HOURS AND 41 MINUTES ON BOARD AN OIL TANKER WHICH WENT AGROUND ON APRIL 22, 1974. A TOTAL OF 115 FIREMEN BATTLED

THE FIRE BOATS ALSO TURNED OUT ON 36 OCCASIONS, TO HELP SEARCH FOR MISSING SWIMMERS AND OTHER VICTIMS. THEY ALSO ATTENDED TO 12 GRASS FIRES AND TOOK PART IN CLEANING UP OIL SLICKS IN HONG KONG WATERS.

OF THE SIX FIRE BOATS, THE BEST KNOWN IS THE ’ALEXANDER GRANTHAM’ WHICH IS BERTHED AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PIER. THE OTHERS ARE FIRE BOAT NO. 1, 2 AND 4 BERTHED AT TSIM SHA TSUI, NO. 3 AT ABERDEEN AND NO. 5 AT NORTH POINT.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1975.

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PREVENTIVE SERVICE INTRODUCES CASH REWARD SCHEME TO FIGHT RECORD AND CASETTE TAPE PIRACY ................. 1

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HANDS OUT ADVICE ON TRANSFER OF CAR OWNERSHIP ........................................ 3

MORE CENTRALISED TERMINAL FOR AIRPORT-CENTRAL COACH SERVICE ........................................... 5

TVB ARTISTES TO PROMOTE LOTTERY SALES.................... 6

TENDERS FOR TENANCIES OF MORE SHOPS IN 01 MAN ESTATE INVITED ................................................  6

EMPLOYMENT SURVEY OF WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE NOW UNDERWAY ............................................ 7

WATER CUTS IN TWO AREAS ON HONG KONG ISLAND ............. 7

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COPYRIGHT UNIT CRACKS DOWN ON RECORD PIRATES

CASH REWARDS OFFERED FOR INFORMATION # « h n « «

A-NEW REWARD SCHEME HAS BEEN INTRODUCED BY THE COPYRIGHT UNIT OF THE PREVENTIVE SERVICE TO ENCOURAGE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ASSIST IN ERADICATING ILLEGAL FACTORIES PRODUCING PIRATED TAPES AND RECORDS.

UNDER THE SCHEME, CASH AWARDS ARE PAID TO ANY PERSON WHO SUPPLIES INFORMATION TO THE UNIT WHICH LEADS TO THE LOCATION OF A MANUFACTORY PRODUCING PIRATED MUSIC CASSETTE TAPES AND RECORDS. THE AMOUNT PAID IS IN PROPORTION TO THE VALUE OF THE RECORDING EQUIPMENT SEIZED.

RESPONSE TO THE SCHEME HAS BEEN ENCOURAGING, ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COPYRIGHT UNIT, BUT MORE PUBLIC SUPPORT WAS NEEDED TO CRACK DOWN ON THE ILLEGAL TRADE, HE SAID.

SINCE THE REWARD SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED LAST JANUARY, THE UNIT HAS SUCCESSFULLY RAIDED TOO ILLEGAL CASSETTE TAPE MANUFACTURING SET-UPS IN WANCHAI AND NORTH POINT OH INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY CITIZENS.

THE TWO SEPARATE RAIDS RESULTED IN THE SEIZURE OF ABOUT $38,000 WORTH OF PIRATED MUSIC TAPES AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT. TWO MEN AND A WOMAN WERE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEIZURES.

REWARDS WORTH SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS WERE PAID TO THE TOO INFORMANTS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE COURT PROCEEDINGS.

THE COPYRIGHT UNIT WAS SET UP IN DECEMBER 1973 TO TAKE OVER FROM THE POLICE COMMERCIAL CRIME OFFICE THE TASK OF TRACKING DOWN PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE PIRATED TAPE AND RECORD BUSINESS. THE UNIT’S TASK FORCE COMPRISES ONE SENIOR INSPEC I OR AND SIX INSPECTORS.

THE MAIN CHORES OF THE UNIT ARE INVESTIGATING COMPLAINTS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENTS AND CARRYING OUT SPOT-CHECKS ON SHOPS SELLING TAPES, RECORDS AND BOOKS.

COMPLAINTS MADE TO THE DEPARTMENT ARE INVESTIGATED BY PLAIN-CLOTHES INSPECTORS AND WHEN SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE IS COLLECTED, RAIDS AGAINST THE ALLEGED OFFENDERS ARE CARRIED OUT.

HOWEVER, THE UNIT HAS FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO BRING SUSPECTED OFFENDERS TO COURT, MAINLY BECAUSE ARTICLES SEIZED MUST BE PROVEN BY EXPERTS TO BE PIRATED BEFORE OFFENDERS CAN BE CHARGED WITH PIRACY.

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APART FROM THIS, COMPLAINTS MADE TO THE UNIT SOMETIMES STEM FROM COPYRIGHT OWNERS WHO ARE NOT BASED IN HONG KONG. IN SUCH CASES, AFFIDAVITS FROM THE LAWFUL COPYRIGHT OWNERS HAVE TO BE OBTAINED FROM OVERSEAS AS COURT EVIDENCE. I

DESPITE ALL THESE DIFFICULTIES, THE UNIT HAS CHALKED UP CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS IN ITS OPERATIONS. IT BROUGHT ABOUT 78 PROSECUTIONS IN 1974. THE TOTAL FINES IMPOSED AMOUNTED TO $300,000.

PIRATED ARTICLES SEIZED SO FAR BY THE UNIT INCLUDE 154,000 MUSIC CASSETTE TAPES, 15,000 RECORDS, 58 BOOKS AND 339 MUSIC CARTRIDGES. IN ADDITION, A LARGE QUANTITY OF EQUIPMENT USED FOR MANUFACTURING PIRATED RECORDS AND TAPES WAS ALSO SEIZED.

THE BIGGEST SEIZURE MADE BY THE UNIT WAS A $120,000 HAUL OF CASSETTE TAPES AND MUSIC-RECORDING EQUIPMENT FROM AN ILLEGAL WORKSHOP AT NORTH POINT LAST FEBRUARY.

THE PIRACY TRADE NOT ONLY DEPRIVES COPYRIGHT OWNERS OF THEIR RIGHTFUL BENEFITS, BUT ALSO TARNISHES THE REPUTATION OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS ABROAD.

UNDER THE COPYRIGHT LEGISLATION IN HONG KONG, A PERSON FOUND GUILTY OF ’SELLING’ OR ’MAKING PIRATED ARTICLES’ IS LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $50,000 FOR THE FIRST CONVICTION. FOR THE SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT CONVICTIONS, HE MAY BE SENT TO PRISON FOR A PERIOD UP TO 12 MONTHS IN ADDITION TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $50,000.

NOTE TO EDITORS: COPIES OF A PHOTOGRAPH OF A RECENT RAID BY

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SELLING PIRATED MATERIAL, ARE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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ADVICE ON TRANSFER OF VEHICLE OWNERSHIP * * * K K K

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY WARNED CAR BUYERS THAT THEY COULD -BE TAKEN FOR AN UNHAPPY RIDE IF THEY DID NOT PROTECT THEMSELVES AGAINST LIABILITY FOR OUTSTANDING FIXED PENALTIES WHILE APPLYING FOR TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WERE A FEW COMMON PITFALLS WHICH COULD EASILY BE AVOIDED IF PROSPECTIVE BUYERS WOULD SPEND A LITTLE TIME READING THE GUIDANCE NOTE INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION FORM.

A NUMBER OF APPLICANTS HAD IN THE PAST BEEN CAUGHT PARTLY BECAUSE THEY HAD PUT TOO MUCH TRUST IN ANOTHER PARTY WHOM THEY DID NOT REALLY KNOW, HE SAID.

HE EXPLAINED THAT LIABILITY FOR PARKING TICKETS ATTACHED TO THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE VEHICLE, AND THE PURCHASER WHO REGISTERED TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP MIGHT FIND HIMSELF CAUGHT WITH LIABILITY TO PAY OUTSTANDING TICKETS WHICH THE FORMER OWNER FAILED TO DISCLOSE AT THE TIME OF THE TRANSACTION.

+IN FACT, HE CAN SAFEGUARD HIMSELF BY OBTAINING FREE OF CHARGE A CERTIFICATE OF CLEARANCE FROM THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT. THIS CERTIFICATE, VALID FOR 72 HOURS, CERTIFIES THAT THE VEHICLE IS FREE OF PARKING TICKETS AT THE TIME OF ISSUE.

+IT PROTECTS THE BUYER AGAINST COURT ORDERS RELATING TO ANY OUTSTANDING PARKING TICKETS IF OWNERSHIP IS TRANSFERRED WITHIN THE 72 HOURS,+ HE SAID.

ANOTHER POINT TO NOTE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, IS THAT BOTH THE NEW AND PREVIOUS OWNERS OF THE VEHICLE MUST ENSURE THAT THE TWO HALVES OF THE APPLICATION FORM FOR TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP ARE IN FACT SUBMITTED TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

NO TRANSFER COULD BE REGISTERED, HE SAID, UNTIL BOTH HALVES OF THE FORM WERE HANDED IN TO THE DEPARTMENT’S LICENSING OFFICE.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THE APPLICATION FORM, T.D. 25(S), OBTAINABLE FROM EITHER THE DEPARTMENT’S LICENSING OFFICES, CITY DISTRICT OFFICES OR MAJOR POST OFFICES, CONSISTS OF TWO HALVES - ONE HALF TO BE COMPLETED BY THE FORMER OWNER AND THE OTHER HALF BY THE NEW OWNER.

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+T00 OFTEN, HOWEVER, THE FORMER OWNER COMPLETES HIS OWN HALF AND HANDS IT OVER, TOGETHER WITH THE VEHICLE AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION BOOK, TO THE NEW OWNER, ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE LATTER WILL SUBMIT BOTH HALVES TO THE LICENSING OFFICE.

+BUT TOO OFTEN THE NEW OWNER FAILS TO DO SO, IN WHICH CASE THE VEHJCLE REMAINS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE PREVIOUS OWNER.

+THUS THE FORMER OWNER CONTINUES TO BE LIABLE FOR PARKING TICKETS, AND FOR SUPPLYING INFORMATION TO THE POLICE, IF THE VEHICLE IS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN OFFENCE,+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED THAT THE ONLY REAL SAFEGUARD HERE WAS FOR THE FORMER OWNER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NEW OWNER HAD ALSO SUBMITTED HIS HALF OF THE FORM AND TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP HAD IN FACT BEEN REGISTERED. ONLY THEN SHOULD THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION BOOK BE HANDED OVER, HE ADDED.

+THERE HAVE BEEN CASES WHERE THE FORMER OWNER FAILS TO TAKE THIS PRECAUTION AND THEN FINDS HIMSELF UNABLE TO TRACE THE NEW OWNER, THE VEHICLE OR THE REGISTRATION BOOK, WHILE DURING THIS PERIOD, HE MIGHT BE IN TROUBLE WITH PARKING TICKETS AND POLICE ENQUIRIES ABOUT MATTERS BEYOND H.IS KNOWLEDGE,* HE SAID.

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MORE CENTRALISED TERMINAL FOR AIRPORT-CENTRAL COACH SERVICE

PASSENGERS USING THE AIRPORT-CENTRAL COACH SERVICE IN CENTRAL AND CAUSEWAY BAY AREAS ON HONG KONG ISLAND WILL FIND THE TERMINAL POINT AND BUS STOP WITHIN EASIER REACH AS FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY).

COACHES WILL TERMINATE AND START FROM CENTRAL DISTRICT AT ICE HOUSE STREET NEXT TO MANDARIN HOTEL, REPLACING THE TAXI STAND THERE WHICH IS SELDOM USED. THE EXISTING TERMINAL POINT IS AT THE CENTRAL BUS STATION.

THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME ROUTE CHANGES FOR THE EASTBOUND JOURNEYS ON HONG KONG ISLAND TO ENABLE THE COACHES TO STOP NEARER THE HEART OF CAUSEWAY BAY DISTRICT THUS MAKING IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE THERE TO MAKE USE OF THIS SERVICE.

AS FROM TOMORROW, COACHES LEAVING ICE HOUSE STREET WILL TRAVEL VIA CHATER ROAD, MURRAY ROAD, QUEENSWAY, HENNESSY ROAD, GREAT GEORGE STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER, CROSS HARBOUR . TUNNEL, HONG CHONG ROAD FLYOVER, CHATHAM ROAD, MA TAU WEI ROAD, CHI KIANG STREET, TO KWA WAN ROAD, SUNG WONG TOI ROAD AND OLYMPIC AVENUE.

COACHES FROM THE AIRPORT WILL OPERATE VIA OLYMPIC AVENUE, TAM KUNG ROAD, MA TAU WEI ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD, HONG CHONG ROAD, CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL, WATERFRONT ROAD FLYOVER, GLOUCESTER ROAD, PATERSON STREET, GREAT GEORGE STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD, WATERFRONT ROAD, HARCOURT ROAD, COTTON TREE DRIVE, QUEENSWAY, JACKSON ROAD, CHATER ROAD, CLUB STREET AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND THEN TERMINATE AT ICE HOUSE STREET.

THE COACH SERVICE, ROUTE 200, WILL OBSERVE ADDITIONAL STOPS SET UP BOTH IN CENTRAL AND IN CAUSEWAY BAY.

THE CHANGES HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED WITH ROAD USE, IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THIS SERVICE.

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE TO BETTER PUBLICISE THE SERVICE TO POTENTIAL USERS WHICH INCLUDE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION SCREENS AND THE POSTING OF DIRECTIONAL SIGNS INSIDE KAI TAK AIRPORT BUILDING.

IN ADDITION, IT IS HOPED THAT KOWLOON MOTOR BUS WILL ALSO ISSUE LEAFLETS TO HOTELS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO INTERESTED GUESTS.

ROUTE 200, OPERATING AT 15-MINUTE FREQUENCIES AT A FLAT RATE OF S3, IS ONE OF THE TWO EXPRESS COACH SERVICES INTRODUCED EARLIER THIS YEAR TO IMPROVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES AT THE AIRPORT. THE OTHER ONE IS ROUTE 201 OPERATING TO TSIM SHA TSUI IN KOWLOON.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1975

TVB ARTISTES TO PROMOTE LOTTERY SALES

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... ^/OUR GLAMOROUS TELEVISION ARTISTES WILL HELP PROMOTE THE SALES OF THIS YEAR’S SECOND GOVERNMENT LOTTERY AT THE STAR FERRY CONCOURSE IN KOWLOON BETWEEN 5 P.M. AND 6 P.M. TOMORROW (MONDAY).

ne ARE LEE SEE-KEI» MIU KAM-FUNG, SUM SUM AND WAN LOU-MEI

Ur UK—TVB.

TO MAKE THE SALE PROMOTION MORE ENTERTAINI NG, THE GOVERNMENT ^KI'2L.S^V1CES’ M0B,LE STREET THEATRE WILL BE THERE TO GIVE THE PUBLIC A MUSICAL TREAT WITH SONGS AND LIGHT MUSIC.

UP TO NOON TODAY, A TOTAL OF 274,000 TICKETS WAS SOLD.

TICKET SALES WILL CLOSE ON THURSDAY. ON THAT DAY, THE TICKET SELLING BOOTHS AT THE KOWLOON STAR FERRY PIER AND AT NATHAN ROAD WILL BE OPEN TILL 8 P.M.

-rur- . IRE F0UR HK-TVB ARTISTES WILL DRAW THE WINNING NUMBERS OF THE LOTTERY DURING THE +ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT+ PROGRAMME ON JUNE 20.

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01 MAN ESTATE NOW A THRIVING COMMUNITY

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01 MAN ESTATE IS NOW A THRIVING AND PROSPEROUS COMMUNITY — ONLY A YEAR AFTER THE FIRST TENANTS MOVED IN.

THE ESTATE’S POPULATION IS NOW APPROACHING 34,000 AND ' WITHIN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS WILL CLIMB UP TO 44,000 WHEN .THE REMAINING 10,000 TENANTS MOVE INTO THEIR NEW HOMES.

THE ESTATE’S COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, A PIONEER PROJECT OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY, IS ALREADY BECOMING A BARGAIN CENTRE FOR RESIDENTS IN THE HO MAN TIN AREA.

SO FAR, ABOUT A DOZEN SHOPS, A RESTAURANT AND A CAFE ARE ALREADY IN BUSINESS OR ABOUT TO OPEN.

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TODAY INVITED TENDERS FOR TENANCIES OF 24 MORE SHOPS IN THE COMPLEX. OF THESE, SEVENTEEN ARE FOR DESIGNATED TRADES WHILE THE REST ARE FOR OTHER USES.

THE SPECIFIED RENT FOR THESE SHOPS IS S3.5O PER SQUARE FOOT, INCLUDING RATES AND AIR CONDITIONING EXPENSES.

PROSPECTIVE TENDERERS SHOULD CALL 01 MAN ESTATE OFFICE ON 3-036136 OR 3-030121. TENDERS CLOSE ON JUNE 27, 1975.

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EMPLOYMENT SURVEY OF WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE

A SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT AND VACANCIES IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE IS BEING CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SURVEY COVERS SOME 60,000 WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS, INCLUDING IMPORT AND EXPORT BUSINESSES BUT NOT THE HAWKERS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY IS TO UPDATE THE INFORMATION COLLECTED IN A SIMILAR SURVEY LAST YEAR SO AS TO ASSESS THE LEVELS AND TRENDS OF EMPLOYMENT IN THIS SECTOR. A SERIES OF SIMILAR SURVEYS ON A SAMPLE BASIS WILL BE CONDUCTED LATER ON A QUARTERLY BASIS.

SURVEY ENQUIRY CARDS HAVE BEEN SENT TO ALL WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS WITH A REQUEST THAT THEY SHOULD SUPPLY EMPLOYMENT AND VACANCY FIGURES AS ON JUNE 16, 1975. THE CARDS SHOULD BE RETURNED WITHIN ONE WEEK TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED WHOLESALE AND RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS TO CO-OPERATE BY RETURNING THE COMPLETED CARDS PROMPTLY AND ASSURED THEM THAT ALL INFORMATION SUPPLIED WOULD BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND WOULD BE USED SOLELY FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ONLY SUMMARY TABLES WILL BE PUBLISHED FROM WHICH INFORMATION ON INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS CANNOT BE IDENTIFIED.

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WATER CUTS H H «

FLUSHING WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES ON HONG KONG ISLAND WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR FIVE HOURS ON TUESDAY AND ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 17 AND 18) STARTING FROM 1 A.M. ON BOTH DAYS TO FACILITATE TESTS FOR LEAKAGE IN CERTAIN AREAS.

THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE ON TUESDAY WILL AFFECT PREMISES BOUNDED BY HIGH STREET, HOSPITAL ROAD, CAINE ROAD, SHING WONG STREET, HOLLYWOOD ROAD AND OLD BAILEY STREET.

ON WEDNESDAY, PREMISES BOUNDED BY BELCHER’S STREET, SMITHFIELD, FORBES STREET^ CADOGEN STREET AND NEW PRAYA STREET, WILL BE AFFECTED.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN SHEUNG SHU I WILL ALSO BE WITHOUT FRESH WATER FOR A FEW HOURS FROM 10 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY WHEN A NEW WATER MAINS WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE AREA.

ALL PREMISES ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD (SAN TIN ROAD) WILL BE AFFECTED, AS WELL AS KWU TUNG SECTION BETWEEN SHEUNG SHU I CROSS ROAD AND KWU TUNG 01 WAH PUBLIC SCHOOL, VILLAS AND VILLAGES ALONG THE KWU TUNG SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD, AND SAN TIN CASINO CAMP.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1975.

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANNED FOR KWAI CHUNG ................... 1

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO DISCUSS PROPOSED COMMODITY EXCHANGE . 2

LADY MACLEHOSE VISITS 01 MAN ESTATE ........................... 2

RESERVOIRS FILLED TO CAPACITY ................................. 3

SOCIAL SERVICE TRAINING COURSE FOR YOUNGSTERS ................. 3

ENCOURAGING SIGNS OF ECONOMIC UPTURN NOTED IN TUEN MUN ...... 4

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN ................... 4

POSTAL SURVEY ON INSTRUCTOR TRAINING BEING CONDUCTED .......... 5

THE GOVERNOR TO PAY A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO SINGAPORE ............. 5

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING .......................................................g

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NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL PLANNED FOR KWAI CHUNG K ft * X « «

PLANS ARE IN HAND FOR A NEW NON-PROFIT-MAKING SECONDARY SCHOOL IN KWAI CHUNG.

+THE DISTRICT OFFICE, TSUEN WAN, THE TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND MY DEPARTMENT ARE WORKING HAND IN HAND TO PROCESS THE GRANT OF SITE AS QUICKLY AS POSS I ELE,+ THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OF JU CHING CHU ENGLISH COLLEGE AT THE CONCERT HALL OF CITY HALL..

MR. TOPLEY EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THE NEW SCHOOL WOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE THREE-YEAR BOUGHT PLACES SCHEME AND OFFER AS MANY FORM 1 TO FORM 3 PLACES AS POSSIBLE(((

THE DIRECTOR ADDED; +THE SITE CHOSEN IS A VERY GOOD ONE AS IT IS INA RATHER DENSELY POPULATED AREA OF TSUEN WAN. INDICATIONS ARE, THEREFORE, THAT THE NEW SCHOOL SHOULD FIND NO DIFFICULTY IN BECOMING ESTABLI SHED.+

THE SPONSORS OF THE PROJECT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RUNNING THE JU CHING CHU ENGLISH COLLEGE, WHICH IS A PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL.

MR. TOPLEY SAID THAT THE NEW PROJECT WOULD PROVIDE MORE SECONDARY PLACES, THUS MAKING A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

THE DIRECTOR CONGRATULATED THE COLLEGE FOR ITS AWARENESS THAT ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION ALONE WAS NOT ENOUGH IF AN ALL-ROUND EDUCATION WAS TO BE OFFERED.

+THE IMPORTANCE OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL AWARENESS IS EQUALLY RECOGNISED AND PROVIDED FOR IN THE WIDE RANGE OF' EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ORGANISED WITHIN THE SCHOOL AND IN THE ENCOURAGEMENT GIVEN TO THE STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN INTER-SCHOOL COMPETITIONS AND IN ACTIVITIES INVOLVING COMMUNITY SERVICE, + HE SAID.

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1975

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LEGCO TO DEBATE COMMODITY EXCHANGE PLAN ON WEDNESDAY

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UNOFFICIAL'MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON WEDNESDAY WHETHER OR NOT A COMMODITY EXCHANGE SHOULD BE SET UP IN HONG KONG.

A MOTION SEEKING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE FOR ESTABLISHING A COMMODITY EXCHANGE WAS MOVED IN COUNCIL LAST MONTH BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON. PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, WHO SAID AT THE TIME THAT PROPOSALS FOR THE SCHEME HAD REACHED +A MORE’DETAILED AND DEFINITIVE FORM.+

THE DEBATE ON THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE IS ONE OF THE MAIN ITEMS ON THE AGENDA FOR WEDNESDAY’S COUNCIL SITTING.

DURING THE MEETING, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY WILL MOVE ANOTHER MOTION SEEKING APPROVAL FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BORROW 6.5 MILLION POUNDS FOR THE PURPOSES OF GENERAL REVENUE.

IN AN ADJOURNMENT DEBATE, THE HON. FRANCIS TIEN WILL RAISE THE MATTER OF HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL COMMERCIAL RELATIONS WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE NEGOTIATIONS ON TEXTILES WITH THE E.E.C. AND HONG KONG’S FUTURE POSITION IN THE COMMUNITY’S GENERALISED SCHEME OF PREFERENCES. \

DURING QUESTION TIME, UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS WILL RAISE NINE QUESTIONS RELATING, AMONG OTHERS, TO THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME, TOWN PLANNING, SQUATTERS, AND THE CARRYING OF ARMS BY POLICE OFFICERS.

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LADY MACLEHOSE VISITS 01 MAN

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LADY MACLEHOSE TODAY VISITED 01 MAN ESTATE IN KOWLOON TO SEE CONDITIONS THERE. IT WAS HER FIRST VISIT TO THE ESTATE.

SHE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MR. IAN LIGHTBODY, SECRETARY FOR' HOUSING AND MR. DONALD P.H. LIAO, DIRECTOR OF HOUSING.

ARRIVING SHORTLY BEFORE 6 P.M., LADY MACLEHOSE VISITED

THE FAMILIES OF MR. WONG KAN-LAM IN TAK MAN HOUSE AND MR.

LEUNG SAI-LO IN HONG MAN HOUSE.

LATER, SHE TOURED THE 01 MAN COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, THE tSTATE’S MARKET AREA AND THE NEW TYPE COOKED FOOD STALLS, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONG.

BEFORE WINDING UP HER TOUR, LADY MACLEHOSE MET THE CHAIRMEN OF THE ESTATE’S TWO MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, MR. POON KA I-CHEUNG AND MRS. MAN LOK HENG-CHOI AND DISCUSSED MATTERS ON PUBLIC SECURITY IN THE ESTATE.

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1975.

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RESERVOIRS NOW HOLD MORE WATER THAN EVER

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GALLONS

AUGUST 1973. ■ IT OVERFLOWED

HOURS

RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY

INNING OF THIS YEAR IS 1,379.5

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STORAGE IN ALL RESERVOIRS THAT AT PLOVER COVE WAS

RESERVOIR’S EXTENSION WAS COMPLETED IN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SEPTEMBER 1973.

ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY

AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR, THE WAS ONLY 36,808 MILLION GALLONS, 28,601 MILLION GALLONS.

COURSE ON SOCIAL SERVICES AND VOLUNTEER WORK H * * * * * *

THIS .MORNING’S FIGURE WAS 99.0 PER CENT OF THE FULL STORAGE CAPACITY.

THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SO FAR THIS YEAR IS 790.5 MM (31.12 IN).

7.30. AND 9.30 P,M. FROM JUNE 25 TO JULY 18

PLOVER COVE, WHICH HAS A STORAGE CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION WAS FILLED TO THE BRIM — THE SECOND TIME SINCE THE

HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS HELD A RECORD 66,660 MILLION GALLONS OF FRESH WATER THIS MORNING — THE HIGHEST STORAGE FIGURE IN HISTORY.

DURING THE PAST TWENTY FOUR 0.5 MM (0.02 IN) OF RAINFALL WAS THE TOTAL RAINFALL SINCE THE BEG (54.31 IN).

THE LAST HIGHEST STORAGE FIGURE WAS RECORDED ON SEPTEMBER 20 1973 WHEN THE RESERVOIRS HELD 66,452 MILLION GALLONS OR 98.7 PER CENT OF THE FULL STORAGE CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS.

IT WILL BE HELD EACH WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING BETWEEN/

A COURSE TO TRAIN YOUNGSTERS IN VOLUNTEER AND SOCIAL SERVICE WORK WILL BE RUN BY THE GROUP WORK UNIT OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY CENTRE IN WONG TAI SIN.


ABOUT 60 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE COURSE AND THOSE WISHING TO JOIN SHOULD CONTACT THE UNIT. APPLICANTS MUST BE OVER 16 AND THE FEE IS $5.

THE SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED WILL INCLUDE THE CONCEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICE- THE ROLE, ATTITUDE AND RELATIONSHIP OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE-AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING. AT THE END OF THE COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE TAKEN TO FIELD VISITS AS PART OF THEIR PRACTICAL WORK

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ENCOURAGING SIGNS OF ECONOMIC UPTURN

NOTED IN TUEN MUN

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THERE ARE POSITIVE SIGNS.THAT HONG KONG IS RECOVERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF THE WORLD-WIDE ECONOMIC RECESSION, ACCORDING TO THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR. DAVID LAN.

ONE INDICATION, HE TOLD NEW TERRITORIES ROTARIANS TODAY, WAS TUEN MUN WHERE +THINGS ARE PICKING UP AT A VERY SATISFACTORY PACE+.

HE SAID FACTORIES THERE HAD RESUMED A THREE-SHIFT OPERATION AND GREATER INTEREST WAS BEING SHOWN IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

MR. LAN REASSURED PRIVATE DEVELOPERS THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS FIRMLY DETERMINED TO PROCEED WITH THE TOWN’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND CALLED FOR +ACTIVE PARTICIPATION+ IN THIS VENTURE BY PRIVATE DEVELOPERS.

WHILE CERTAIN LESS ESSENTIAL PROJECTS, SUCH AS A CULTURAL COMPLEX AND A SWIMMING POOL, HAD TO-BE REVIEWED BEFORE PLANS COULD BE IMPLEMENTED, THIS DID NOT MEAN A SLOW DOWN BY ANY MEANS, HE SAID.

SEVERAL SITES, HE'SAID, HAD BEEN RESERVED FOR DISPOSAL BY A PUBLIC TENDER SYSTEM IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE INDUSTRI AL I STS'AND DEVELOPERS WHO WERE KEEN TO BUILD NEW FACTORIES QUICKLY IN TUEN MUN.

IN THIS NEW' SCHEME THE LAND TO BE DISPOSED OF WOULD NOT NECESSARILY GO TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER BUT WOULD PROBABLY GO TO . THE DEVELOPER WITH A GENUINE INTEREST TO DEVELOP HIS LAND QUICKLY, SAID MR. LAN. • \

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ROAD CLOSURE

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MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT A SECTION OF ROAD D5 NEAR RIVER CHANNEL IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN HAS BEEN CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC TO ENABLE EMERGENCY ROAD WORKS TO BE CARRIED OUT.

TRAFFIC SIGNS HAVE BEEN POSTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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POSTAL SURVEY OF INSTRUCTORS

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A POSTAL SURVEY OF INSTRUCTORS IS NOW BEING CONDUCTED BY THE COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTOR TRAINING OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

I THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY IS TO COLLECT UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON EXISTING AND FUTURE NEEDS FOR INSTRUCTORS IN INDUSTRIES, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS. ■ THE SURVEY RESULTS WILL BE USED AS BASIS FOR THE COMMITTEE TO MAKE CONSTRUCTIVE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL ON HOW TRAINING FACILITIES FOR INSTRUCTORS CAN BE IMPROVED.

THE SURVEY WILL COVER ABOUT 2,000 ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE TEN MAJOR INDUSTRIES, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

A LETTER, TOGETHER WITH TOO COPIES OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE FORMS, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, WERE SENT OUT TO ALL ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY.

THE COMMITTEE STRONGLY URGED ALL EMPLOYERS TO CO-OPERATE BY COMPLETING ONE COPY OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND RETUi J NG IT BY USING THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. NIL RETURN OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE FORM IS REQUIRED EVEN IF THE ESTABLISHMENT DOES NOT EMPLOY INSTRUCTORS. EMPLOYERS ARE ASSURED THAT THE INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE HANDLED IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE AND RELEASED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARY WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENT.

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ANYONE WHO HAS QUERIES ABOUT THE SURVEY CAN CONTACT MR. YEUNG PUI-SANG, THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTOR TRAINING AT 5-281862.

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR'MURRAY MACLEHOSE IS TO PAY A FOUR-DAY PRIVATE VISIT TO SINGAPORE FROM JUNE 22 TO 26. HE WILL STAY AT THE ISTANA (THE PRIME MINISTER’S RESIDENCE) ON THE INVITATION OF THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. LEE KUAN YEW.

DURING HIS STAY, SIR MURRAY WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY OF BRIEFING HIMSELF ON ASPECTS OF ADMINISTRATION RELEVANT TO HONG KONG SUCH AS HOUSING, INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND CRIME PREVENTION.

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BEFORE TAKING UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS GOVERNOR IN 1971, SIR MURRAY VISITED SINGAPORE ON HIS WAY TO HONG KONG AND SAW SOMETHING OF THE WAY IN WHICH SINGAPORE WAS DEALING WITH PROBLEMS COMMON TO BOTH COMMUNITIES.

SIR MURRAY WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY LADY MACLEHOSE.

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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1975

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS

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THE LIONS CLUB OF TAI PING SHAN IS DONATING $8,000 TOWARDS THE SETTING UP OF EIGHT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL WORK TRAINING IN THE ACEDEM IC YEAR 1975/76.

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, WILL BE ACCEPTING THE MONEY ON BEHALF OF THE INSTITUTE TONIGHT (MONDAY) AT THE CLUB’S MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE KINGS GARDEN RESTAURANT BEGINNING AT 8.00 PM.

THE PRESENTATION WILL BE MADE BY MR. WU PO-LING, THE CLUB’S NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT.

IN ADDITION TO THIS DONATION, SERVICE ORGANISATIONS SUCH AS THE CHIU CHOW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND OTHER LIONS CLUB, HAVE ALSO DONATED OR PLEADED DONATIONS FOR ESTABLISHING SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE INSTITUTE.

UNLIKE THEIR COUNTERPARTS AT THE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES EDUCATION, STUDENTS OF THE INSTITUTE DO NOT HAVE ACCESSES TO BURSARY, SCHOLARSHIP, QR LOAN SCHEMES. NOR ARE THEY ABLE TO TAKE JOBS DURING THE SUMMER AS THE INSTITUTE’S PROGRAMME IS DESIGNED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER MONTHS FOR FIELD WORK WHICH IS SO VITAL IN SOCIAL WORK TRAINING.

+THE GENEROUS OFFER OF THESE ORGANISATIONS TO SET UP OF SCHOLARSHIPS WILL, I AM CERTAIN, BE WELCOME BY ALL CONCERNED, ESPECIALLY THE STUDENTS, SOME OF WHOM HAVE GIVEN UP JOBS TO ENROLL AT THE INSTITUTE OR TO OTHERS WHO MAY OTHERWISE FACE \ DIFFICULT FINANCIAL SITUATION* MR. LEE SAID. '

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1975

CONTENTS , PAGE NO.

NUMBER OF RICE IMPORTERS TO BE INCREASED TO A MAXIMUM OF 45 ................................................... 1

MORE RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THIS SUMMER ........... 3

119 REDUNDANT TEACHERS REGISTERED WITH PLACEMENT OFFICE . 4

TAXPAYERS URGED TO MAKE ENQUIRIES BY LETTER RATHER THAN BY PHONE ..................................................  5

LADY MACLEHOSE TO VISIT WATCH FACTORY IN KWUN TONG ........ 5'

AWARDS FOR 89 C.A.S. CADETS ..........................   6

WATER CUT IN KOWLOON CITY................................ 6

SPEEDPOST CHARGES TO U.S.A. REDUCES FROM JULY 1 ........... 7

SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES TO MEET THE MEDIA ........... 7

GIS OUTLET FOR WIDE RANGE OF PUBLICATIONS .................. 8

GRADUAL DECLINE FN HEPATITIS CASES.......................... 8

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NUMBER OF RICE IMPORTERS TO BE INCREASED

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THE NUMBER OF RICE IMPORTERS IS TO BE INCREASED.'

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. JIMMY MCGREGOR, SAID THAT CONSUMERS SHOULD BENEFIT FROM THE MOVE.

THERE ARE AT PRESENT 38 REGISTERED IMPORTERS OF RICE. MODIFICATION OF THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME - SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 1976 - WILL ALLOW THE NUMBER TO BE INCREASED TO A MAXIMUM OF 45.

+WE BELIEVE THAT CONSUMERS WILL BENEFIT FROM THE ADDITION OF A REASONABLE NUMBER OF NEWCOMERS WITH BUSINESS EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE*, MR. MCGREGOR SAID.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THE DECISION TO REGISTER ADDITIONAL IMPORTERS OF RICE WAS MADE ON THE ADVICE OF THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD AND ITS RICE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, ADDING THAT THE CONSUMER COUNCIL HAD MADE A SIMILAR SUGGESTION LAST YEAR.

MR. MCGREGOR POINTED OUT THAT THERE WERE LIMITING FACTORS IN DETERMINING THE NUMBER OF NEWCOMERS TO THE TRADE. +WE MUST MAKE SURE THAT THE EXISTING PATTERN OF TRADE IS NOT DISRUPTED AND THAT EACH REGISTERED IMPORTER WILL HAVE SUFFICIENT BUSINESS TO MAKE IMPORTING OF RICE A VIABLE PROPOSITION.

+TRADE EXPERIENCE AND STABILITY ARE VITAL FACTORS IN PROTECTING THE PUBLIC INTEREST* MR. MCGREGOR SAID. HE ADDED THAT THE RICE CONTROL SCHEME WAS SUBJECT TO ANNUAL REVIEW BUT HE DID NOT EXPECT THIS TO RESULT IN ANY FURTHER CHANGE IN THE NUMBER OF IMPORTERS FOR A CONSIDERABLE PERIOD OF TIME. +WE MUST CONTINUE, THEREFORE, TO OPERATE THE SCHEME IN A WAY THAT WOULD ENSURE A STEADY SUPPLY OF RICE AND COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR SALES*.

THOSE WHO WISH TO BECOME RICE IMPORTERS MUST COMPLETE CERTAIN FORMS GIVING DETAILS OF THEIR COMPANIES TO THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT. THESE FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FREE OF \ CHARGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT. THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED PREVIOUSLY ARE ELIGIBLE TO DO SO AGAIN PROVIDED THEY MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA :

(A) THE APPLICANT FIRM MUST BE REGISTERED IN HONG KONG WITH THE BUSINESS REGISTRATION OFFICE-

(B) IT MUST HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN THE IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADE FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS-

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(C) IT MUST HAVE CAPITAL OF NOT LESS THAN HK$ 1 MILLION”

(D) IT MUST HAVE HAD AN ANNUAL. TURNOVER OF BUSINESS OF NOT LESS THAN HK$ 3 MILLION FOR THE THREE YEARS PRIOR TO APPLICATIONS”

(E) 'IT MUST HAVE BANK CREDITS OF NOT LESS THAN HK$ 3 MILLION - FOR TRADING IN RICE”

(F) NOT LESS THAN 51 PER CENT OF THE CAPITAL OF THE FIRM MUST BE OWNED BY PERSONS ORDINARILY RESIDENT IN HONG KONG”

(G) A MAJORITY OF PARTNERS OR DIRECTORS OF THE FIRM MUST BE ORDINARILY RESIDENT IN HONG.KONG- AND

(H) NONE OF THE OWNERS, PARTNERS OR DIRECTORS OF THE FIRM MAY HAVE A SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL INTEREST OR HOLD ANY OFFICE IN A RICE IMPORTING FIRM AT PRESENT REGISTERED WITH THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT.

MR. MCGREGOR SAID THAT THE BASIC OBJECTIVE WAS TO EXPAND THE SCOPE FOR COMPETITION IN THE RICE TRADE AND, BY DOING SO, FURTHER PROTECT THE INTEREST OF THE HONG KONG CONSUMER. HE POINTED OUT THAT ONLY BUSINESS CONCERNS WHICH ARE LOCALLY OWNED AND WHICH HAVE SUBSTANTIAL TRADING EXPERIENCE AND FINANCIAL BACKING WILL BE CONSIDERED. .

A BALLOT WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY HALL TO SELECT THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS. THE BALLOT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE PRESENCE OF MEMBERS OF THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD IF THERE IS A LARGE NUMBER OF APPLICANTS WHO QUALIFY FOR REGISTRATION.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS OF THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT : MR. H.P. LEE 5-241805, MR. S.K.S. CHAN 5-450965. • \

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MORE RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THIS SUMMER KOK#

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION AGAINST HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO BE MORE FREQUENT THIS SUMMER.

ACCORDING TO A LONG-RANGED WEATHER FORECAST BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, THE RAINFALL THIS YEAR IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT 15 PER ' CENT ABOVE THE NORMAL AVERAGE.

THUNDERSTORMS, NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH HEAVY RAIN, ARE ALSO LIKELY TO OCCUR MORE OFTEN DURING THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

IN HONG KONG, AN AVERAGE OF NINE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURS EVERY MONTH BETWEEN APRIL AND SEPTEMBER. IN MAY THIS YEAR, THE FREQUENT HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS NECESSITATED THE ISSUING OF THE THUNDERSTORM AND HEAVY RAIN WARNING ON 19 DAYS OF THE MONTH.

IN VIEW OF THE PROSPECTS OF MORE RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY TODAY REMINDED THE PUBLIC OF THE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES THEY SHOULD TAKE TO SAFEGUARD THEMSELVES AGAINST ANY DAMAGE DURING A THUNDERSTORM WHERE LIGHTNING IS LIKELY TO OCCUR.

THE POINTERS HANDED OUT BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY ARE:

* STAY INDOORS, DON’T VENTURE OUTSIDE UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

* KEEP AWAY FROM TREES OR POLES WHICH ARE LIKELY TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING

K DON’T SWIM

* DON’T TOUCH AERIALS, WATER PIPES, WIRE FENCES OR OTHER METAL INSTALLATIONS

X DON’T HANDLE INFLAMMABLE MATERIALS IN OPEN CONTAINERS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID A WARNING WILL BE ISSUED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY AS SOON AS IT IS EXPECTED THAT A THUNDERSTORM OR HEAVY RAIN IS TO OCCUR IN ANY PART OF HONG KONG.

THE WARNING WILL BE BROADCAST BY RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS. IT WILL ALSO BE PASSED BY THE TELEPONE COMPANY, FOR AN ANNUAL CHARGE, DIRECTLY TO THOSE WHO NEED TO TAKE SPECIAL PRECAUTION.

THE SPOKESMAN'SAID: +THE WARNING WILL NOT BE ISSUED WHEN A TROPICAL CYCLONE SIGNAL IS HOISTED.*

+HOWEVER,* HE SAID,+PRECAUTION AGAINST HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM SHOULD NOT BE LAX DURING THE HOISTING OF A TROPICAL STORM SIGNAL.*

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119 REDUNDANT TEACHERS REGISTER WITH PLACEMENT OFFICE

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MORE THAN HALF OF THE 206 REDUNDANT TEACHERS IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS HAVE REGISTERED WITH THE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

78-TURNED UP YESTERDAY AND 41 TODAY. EACH WAS INTERVIEWED FOR 10 TO 15 MINUTES.

THE OFFICE IS MANNED DURING THE LUNCH HOUR AND THREE WENT TO REGISTER AT THAT TIME TODAY. THEY EXPRESSED THEIR GRATITUDE TO BE SERVED DURING THE LUNCH BREAK. '■ .

MR. DAVID LEUNG, THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE PLACEMENT SERVICE,' SAID HE WAS RECEIVING VERY GOOD CO-OPERATION FROM THE TEACHERS CONCERNED AND THE SCHOOLS.

+THE SERVICE IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY AND I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE IN HELPING ALL THE ELIGIBLE REDUNDANT TEACHERS TO FIND ALTERNATIVE POSTS IN OTHER AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHERE THERE ARE VACANCIES,* HE SAID.

LAST FRIDAY, FORMS WERE SENT TO SUPERVISORS OF AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHERE THERE WILL BE TEACHING VACANCIES IN SEPTEMBER. THE SUPERVISORS WERE ASKED TO GIVE PARTICULARS OF THE TEACHING VACANCIES IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

+ALREADY SOME OF THESE FORMS HAVE BEEN'COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO MY OFFICE,* MR. LEUNG SAID.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY), MR. LAM TAT-LAU, VISITED THE PLACEMENT SERVICE’S OFFICE TODAY AND WATCHED SOME OF THE REDUNDANT TEACHERS BEING INTERVIEWED..

MR. LAM SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO LEARN THAT THE TEACHER^ AND THE SCHOOLS WERE CO-OPERATING ENTHUSIASTICALLY WITH THE SERVICE.

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SEND YOUR TAX.ENQUIRY BY POST, URGES I.R.D.

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THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT TODAY URGED TAXPAYERS TO MAKE ENQUIRIES BY LETTER, RATHER THAN BY TELEPHONE UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

AN I RD SPOKESMAN SAID THE DEPARTMENT HAD BEEN FLOODED WITH ENQUIRIES FROM TAXPAYERS ABOUT THEIR TAX OBLIGATIONS WITH THE RESULT THAT THE DEPARTMENT’S TELEPHONE EXCHANGES HAD BECOME HEAVILY OVERLOADED, CAUSING DELAYS AND INCONVENIENCE TO OTHERS WITH MORE PRESSING MATTERS.

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ARRANGEMENTS WERE IN HAND TO IMPROVE THE DEPARTMENT’S TELEPHONE.FACILITIES, HE SAID, BUT THIS WOULD TAKE TIME. IN THE MEANTIME, TAXPAYERS COULD HELP EASE THE PRESSURE BY SENDING THEIR NOT-SO-URGENT ENQUIRIES BY POST* -. I . . .

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE DEPARTMENT WAS NOW IN THE PROCESS OF ISSUING REMINDERS TO THOSE WHO HAD NOT YET SUBMITTED THEIR 1975/76 TAX RETURN. BECAUSE OF THE VAST VOLUME OF WORK INVOLVED, IT MAY BE THAT A PERSON WHO HAS ALREADY SUBMITTED HIS RETURNS MIGHT RECEIVE A REMI-NDER.

WHERE TAXPAYERS RECEIVE REMINDERS WITHIN TEN DAYS OF THE DATE ON WHICH THEY SUBMITTED THE I ft SALARIES TAX RETURN, HE SAID, MAY ASSUME THAT NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED OF THEM UNLESS OR UNTIL THEY RECEIVE A FURTHER COMMUNICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT.

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LADY MACLEHOSE WILL VISIT THE CHIAP HUA CLOCKS AND WATCHES FACTORY IN KWUN TONG TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

SHE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY MR. K.H. YEUNG, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY.

ON ARRIVAL AT THE FACTORY, LADY MACLEHOSE WILL BE MET BY MR. Y.C. CHENG, THE CHAIRMAN- MR. H.S. CHENG, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR- MR. K.K. LEE, THE WORKS MANAGER AND MR. J. YUNG, THE SALES MANAGER.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT. CHIAP HUA CLOCKS AND WATCHES LTD. IS LOCATED AT 396, KWUN TONG ROAD KOWLOON. LADY MACLEHOSE IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE AT

10.30 A.M.

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AWARDS FOR C.A.S. CADETS

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A TOTAL OF 89 CADETS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL RECEIVE VARIOUS AWARDS ON FRIDAY IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE.

OF THESE, 40 WILL RECEIVE THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD SCHEME SILVER AND BRONZE AWARDS FROM MR. HU FAT-KWONG, CHAIRMAN OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD SCHEME.

ANOTHER 14 .CADETS WILL EE PRESENTED WITH THE MECHANICAL/ AUTOMOBILE TECHNOLOGY TRAINING COURSE CERTIFICATES BY MR. E.M. LAISHLEY, ENGINEER (TRAINING) OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE, P.W.D.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY, HONG KONG BRANCH, MR. KWOK HON-MING WILL PRESENT THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING BRONZE MEDALLIONS TO 35 OTHER CADETS.

THE COMMISSIONER OF C.A.S., MR. P.C. WOO WILL WIND UP THE CEREMONY WITH THE PRESENTATION OF AWARDS TO WINNERS OF THE C.A.S. CADET ANNUAL CAMPING COMPETITION.

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE CONCERT HALL IN THE MARINER’S CLUB, MIDDLE ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI AT 7 PM ON FRIDAY.

WATER CUT * * * *

A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN KOWLOON CITY WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR A FEW HOURS ON FRIDAY (JUNE 20) WHEN A TEST FOR LEAKAGE WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN THE AREA.

AFFECTED WILL BE PREMISES BOUNDED BY JUNCTION ROAD, HENG LAM STREET, FU MEI STREET, INCLUDING THE JUNCTION ROAD RESITE AREA AND LOK FU ESTATE BLOCKS 1-12. THE STOPPAGE WILL LAST FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM.

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SPEEDPOST CHARGES TO U.S.A. REDUCED

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CHARGES FOR THE SPEEDPOST SERVICES TO THE UNITED STATES WILL BE REDUCED FROM JULY 1 FOLLOWING A RE-ASSESSMENT OF THEIR DEMAND AND COSTINGS.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE POST OFFICE SAID THE CHARGE FOR THE FIRST POUND IN THE CONTRACT SERVICE WILL BE REDUCED FROM $120 TO $100 AND THE CHARGE FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT POUND WILL BE.LOWERED FROM $20 TO $15.

FOR THE ’ON DEMAND’ SERVICE, THE CHARGE WILL BE LOWERED FROM $130 TO $120 FOR THE FIRST POUND AND FROM $20 TO $15 FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT POUND. ,

SPEEDPOST IS A SERVICE DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR THE RAPID AND RELIABLE TRANSMISSION OF BUSINESS DOCUMENTS AND COMMERCIAL PAPERS.

UNDER THIS SERVICE, ITEMS COLLECTED BY THE POST OFFICE FROM A CONTRACT CUSTOMER ARE SCHEDULED FOR DELIVERY WITHIN 40 HOURS TO ANY OF 404 CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNITED STATES.

IN ADDITION TO THE CONTRACT SPEEDPOST, AN ’ON DEMAND’ SERVICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO 179 CITIES AND TOWNS IN THE UNITED STATES FOR CUSTOMERS WHO DO NOT HAVE A REGULAR NEED FOR SPEEDPOST SERVICE.

ITEMS COLLECTED IN THE ’ON DEMAND’ SERVICE RECEIVE THE SAME EXPEDITIOUS AND RELIABLE TREATMENT AS CONTRACT ITEMS.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

A +MEET THE MEDIA+ SESSION WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (JUNE 19) AT 4 P.M. IN THE G.I.S. THEATRE ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

ATTENDING THE MEETING WILL BE THE SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, MR. LI FOOK-KOW.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE MEETING COVERED. TELEVISION CREWS ARE ADVISED TO ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE AMPLE TIME TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT.

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GIS OUTLET FOR WIDE RANGE OF PUBLICATIONS

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THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT HAVE RECENTLY ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT BY WHICH THE GIS ACTS AS THE SOLE AGENT FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE OECD’S WIDE RANGE OF PUBLICATIONS.

THIS INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION MEANS THE AVAILABILITY IN HONG KONG OF NUMEROUS BOOKS AND BOOKLETS PRODUCED BY THE OECD WHICH WERE PREVIOUSLY HARD TO COME BY HERE.

THE RANGE OF SUBJECTS COVERED BY THE OECD INCLUDE PUBLICATIONS ON ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS, ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPMENT AID, AGRICULTURE AND FOOD,' FI SHER IES, ENERGY, MANPOWER AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS, INDUSTRY, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM, AND SCIENCE AND EDUCATION.

A SELECTION OF OECD PUBLICATIONS IS PRESENTLY ON DISPLAY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT THE STAR FERRY CONCOURSE, HONG KONG ISLAND.

ORDERS CAN BE PLACED AT THE CENTRE, AND ALSO AT THE PUBLICATIONS OFFICE OF THE GIS AT 1A GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

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HEPATITIS CASES DROP

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THERE HAS BEEN A GRADUAL DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF VIRAL HEPATITIS CASES SINCE Th- BEGINNING OF JUNE.

a totai OF 51- CASES WERE NOTIFIED TO THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WEEK, COMPARED WITH 61 IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JUNE AND 80 IN THE LAST WEEK OF MAY.

NO DEATHS CAUSED BY THE DISEASE,WERE REPORTED IN THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF JUNE. THERE WERE FIVE DEATHS IN MAY.

THE NUMBER OF VIRAL HEPATITIS NOTIFICATIONS SO FAR THIS YEAR TOTALLED 1,086 WITH 18 DEATHS.

AS REGARDS AGE DISTRIBUTION OF CASES NOTIFIED SO FAR THIS YEAR THE HIGHEST NUMBER WAS RECORDED IN THE 20-24 AGE GROUP, ACCOUNTING FOR 22 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL CASES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ADVISED THE PUBLIC TO CONTINUE PAYING SPECIAL ATTENTION TO PERSONAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOOD HYGIENE, WHICH IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD OF PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ADJOURNS DEBATE ON PROPOSED COMMODITY EXCHANGE FOR "FURTHER REFLECTION" .'............... 1

HONG KONG TO CONTINUE PRESSING E.E.C. FOR BETTER TREATMENT ................................................... 4

HONG KONG STUDY TRIPS ADVOCATED FOR E.E.C. OFFICIALS ......Z. 6

GOVERNMENT GIVEN GO-AHEAD TO BORROW THE EQUIVALENT OF 6.5 MILLION POUND -STERLING ....,..........................   7

PROPOSED NEW POWERS FOR INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT TO BE MODIFIED ...................................................  8

SEVEN OF THE 12 STOLEN POLICE REVOLVERS RECOVERED ........... 9

SPECIAL WATCH KEPT ON SQUATTER HUTS IN POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LOCATIONS ......................................   10

EXCO TO CONSIDER PROPOSED CHANGES TO TOWN PLANNING LAW SOON ................................................... 11

MAC’S CONTRIBUTION TO FIGHT AGAINST CRIME COMMENDED ........ 12

ILLEGAL ’FERRIES’ DECLINING STEADILY ......................  12

GENERAL STANDARD OF TV PROGRAMMES "SATISFACTORY," SAYS TELEVISION ADVISORY BOARD .................................. 13

GOVERNOR TO VISIT TOY FACTORY TOMORROW.....................i. 14

TWO NEW BILLS INTRODUCED IN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ............ 14

YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP ATTRACTS NEARLY 900 APPLICANTS ........15

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KOWLOON ROTARY CLUB DONATES MOBILE EXHIBITION UNIT TO LABOUR DEPARTMENT .......................................... 15

LAZ)Y MACLEHOSE TOURS WORLD-CLASS CLOCK FACTORY ............ 16

FINANCIAL SECRETARY SPEAKS ON FINANCING THE BUDGET DEFICIT .................................................... 16

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1975

DEDATE ON PROPOSED COMMODITY EXCHANGE ADJOURNED MOST UHOFFICIALS AGAINST PROPOSAL n « X- -X u «

DEDATE ON A MOTION SEEKING TO SET UP A COMMODITY EXCHANGE IN HONG KONG WAS ADJOURNED TODAY TO ENABLE DOTH- THE GOVERNMENT AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS CF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO REFLECT FURTHER CH THE ISSUE.

THE COLONIAL SECRETARY, SIR DENYS ROBERTS. MOVED THE ADJOURNMENT AFTER SEVERAL UNCFFICIALS SPOKE AGAINST THE MOTION ON GROUNDS THAT THERE WAS LO PROVEN HEED FOR A COMMODITY EXCHANGE ARD THAT THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS IT MIGHT BRING WERE FAR OUTWEIGHED BY THE COMMUNITY'S INTERESTS.

SIR DENYS SAID THE UHCFFICIALS’ ROOT AND BRANCH ATTACK ON THE PROPOSALS HAD COME AS A SURPRISE TO THE GOVERNMENT ESPECIALLY SINCE THE THEN SEN ICR UNOFFICIAL MENDER (MR. P.C. WOO) HAD SPOKEN IN VERY DIFFERENT TERMS WHEN THE COMMODITY EXCHANGE (PROHIBITION) DILL WAS DEDATED IN 1973.

URGING COUNCIL TO REFLECT FURTHER CH THE ISSUE, SIR DENYS SAID THAT A DECISION DY COUNCIL GN SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE MUST BE BASED *ON ARGUMENTS MORE PRACTICAL AND l.ESS EMOTIONAL THAN SOME OF THOSE TO WHICH WE HAVE LISTENED TODAY.*

SIR DENYS SAID IT MIGHT DE, AS IMPLIED DY THE UNOFFICIALS, THAT THE TEMPERAMENT CF HONG KONG’S PEOPLE HAY CAUSE A COMMODITY EXCHANGE TO BE A SOURCE CF SOCIAL HAZARD, NO HATTER WHAT CONTROLS AND SAFEGUARDS ARE APPLIED TO IT OR HGJ RESPONSIBLE THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FIRMS PARTICIPATING IN IT HAY BE.

+DUT BEFORE WE ACCEPT SUCH A VIEW, WE MUST SURELY DE SATISFIED THAT WE ARE HOT UNDERRATING THE GCOD SENSE OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS, AS WELL AS THE CAPACITY OF OUR LEGAL DRAFTSMEN TO ENSURE ADEQUATE , SAFEGUARDS,* IIE SAID.

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SIR DENYS POINTED OUT THAT THERE WCULD ALWAYS DE THOSE, IN WHOM AVARICE OUTWEIGHS PRUDENCE, AND ASKED NOW FAR A GOVERNMENT SHOULD GO IN PROTECTING THEM FROM THEIR GUN CREED. *AMD SHOULD A PROJECT WHICH IS CAPABLE CF BRINGING BENEFIT TO A COMMUNITY EE ABANDONED DECAUSE IT CAN ALSO BRING DISASTER TO THOSE WHO MIGHT SEEK TO MISUSE IT?*

THE COLONIAL SECRETARY WONDERED WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS OF SUCH SELF CONDEMNATION MIGHT DE FOR HONG KONG’S FUTURE STANDING AS A FINANCIAL CENTRE AND HOW FAR SUCH A PESSIMISTIC VIEW OF THE STABILITY AND GOOD SENSE OF RESIDENTS WOULD FURTHER HONG KONG’S INTERESTS ABROAD.

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HE NOTED THAT HONG KONG’S COMPETITORS AND OTHERS MIGHT ALSO WONDER WHETHER THE PRINCIPLES OH WHICH HONG KONG HAS FLOURISHED WERE BEING ERODED, •'••WILL THEY HOT WCHDER IF CUR FAITH IN THE REWARDS OF EHTERPi:ISE HAS BECOME CLOUDED DY CAUTION? WILL THEY THINK THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS INHIBITING INITIATIVE AT THE BEHEST OF AH OVER-DEVELOPED SENSE OF PATERNALISM?* HE ASKED.

SIR DENYS SAID HE WAS POSING THE QUESTIONS CO THAT SERIOUS CONSIDERATION COULD DE GIVEN TO THE IMPLICATIONS INVOLVED.

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HE STRESSED THAT HE DID HOT WANT TO FORESHADOW THE SUBSTANCE OF AH EVENTUAL DECISION, BUT URGED COUNCIL TO REMEMBER THAT HONG , LONG IS A SOPHISTICATED INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCIAL CENTRE.'

EARLIER, THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER, DR. THE HON. CHUNG SZE-YUEN OUTLINED THE REASONS WHY MOST OF HIS COLLEAGUES COULD NOT SUPPORT THE MOTION.

THE UNOFFICIALS, DR. CHUNG SAID, HAD HELD THREE MEETINGS TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE AND HAD HAD A LONG SESSION WITH THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES.

THEY HAD BASED THEIR ASSESSMENTS ON THREE ASPECTS — THE NEED FOR A COMMODITY EXCHANGE, THE BENEFITS TO BE GAINED FROM IT, AND FEARS THAT SUCH AN EXCHANGE WOULD BE AGAINST THE COMMUNITY’S INTEREST.

ON THE FIRST COUNT, DR. CHUNG SAID, NO CLEAR, DEFINITE AND PROVEN NEED HAD DEEN ESTABLISHED FOR A COMMODITY EXCHANGE IN HONG KONG, BASED C?J THE PRESENT PATTERN OF OPERATIONS OF THE RELEVANT INDUSTRIES.

SO FAR, HE SAID, NO REPRESENTATIONS EXPRESSING THE HEED FOR A COMMODITIES EXCHANGE HAD BEEN RECEIVED FROM ANY LOCAL TRADE OR INDUSTRY WHICH USES COTTON, SUGAR, ZINC OR COPPER. ON THE CONTRARY, HE PERSONALLY HAD RECEIVED MORE THAN 10 LETTERS DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS FROM INDIVIDUALS ALL OPPOSING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH AN EXCHANGE. ' \

THE UNOFFICIALS AGREED, HOWEVER, THAT A COMMODITY EXCHANGE WOULD ENHANCE HONG KONG’S IMAGE AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE AND WOULD CREATE ADDITIONAL JOD OPPORTUNITIES FOR POSSIBLY 300 TO 600 PEOPLE. THEY ALSO RECOGNISED THAT IT WOULD GENERATE ADDITIONAL'BUSINESS FOR BANKS, FINANCIAL HOUSES AND TRADING INSTITUTIONS.

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ON THE THIRD ASPECT, DR. CHUNG CAD TI'E r“ "HE

UNOFFICIALS AGREED THAT IT WOULD NG" PC^Jl. ..E Tu i.wiii._L/ STOP CONSOLIDATION AND SYNDICATION DY CROUPS Cr SMALL SPECULAiCRS ON THE PROPOSED COMMODITY EXCHANGE AND FELT THAT TILDE WAS A REAL DANGER CF THIS OCCURRING AND INVOLVING PEOPLE WITH SHALL

F.EAHS AMD SAVINGS.

HE RECALLED THAT EXCHANGE BOOM III 1972 SUFFERED DISASTROUSLY

THIS HAD HAPPENED DURING THE STOCK AND 1973 AND THAT MANY PEOPLE DAD UHEtl THE MARKET EVEUiUALLY CRASHED

+THERE IS HO DISPUTE THAT SPECULATING Hl COMMODITY FUTURE IS A FORM OF GAMBLING,* DR. CHUNG SAID., DOTING THAT <OVER-GAMDLING HAS CAUSED MANY FAMILY TRAGEDIES UI THE EASi ADD PARTICULARLY WITH THE CHINESE POPULATION.

THE HON. WILSON WANG AND THE HON HILTON CHEONG-LEEN ALSO VOICED DOUBTS OVER THE WISDOM GF SETTING UP A COMMODIllES EXCHANGE IN HONG KONG.

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE COMPREHENSIVE ACTION TO SECURE A SATISFACTORY OUTCOME IN BOTH THE TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY AND HONG KONG’S ACCESS TO THE E.E.C. GENERALISED SCHEME OF ' PREFERENCES. .

SPEAKING IN TODAY’S LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, THE HON. JIMMY MCGREGOR SAID THE GOVERNMENT IS FULLY CONG I OUS OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OUR TEXTILE TRADE WITH THE E.E.C. AND SUBSTANTIAL EFFORT HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY APPLIED BY HIS DEPARTMENT, THE ECONOMIC SERVICES BRANCH OF THE SECRETARIAT AND THE HONG KONG OFFICES IN LONDON, BRUSSELS AND GENEVA.

HE SAID THE GOVERNOR, AND OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS INCLUDING THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY ARE ALSO INVOLVED IN PRESSING FOR A SATISFACTORY OUTCOME IN BOTH ISSUES.

ON THE NEGOTIATION OF A TEXTILE AGREEMENT WITH THE E.E.C.. MR. MCGREGOR SAID THIS IS PROVING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT AND COMPLICATED RESTR I ANT AGREEMENTS HONG KONG HAS EVER HAD TO DISCUSS. . . , . ' . ' ' •

♦NOT ONLY ARE WE DOING SO AT A TIME OF ALMOST UNPRECEDENTED ECONOMIC AND TRADE DISRUPTION ACROSS THE WORLD, BUT WE ARE NEGOTIATING FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH A TRADING BLOC WHICH REPRESENTS OVER 250 MILLION CONSUMERS, NINE MEMBER COUNTRIES AND MANY ASSOCIATE MEMBER COUNTRIES*, HE POINTED OUT.

HE ADDED THAT THE DIVERSITY OF INTERESTS WITHIN THE E.E.C. AND THE DIFFERING IMPORTANCE TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL ECONOMIES OF THEIR TEXTILE INDUSTRIES MADE THE TASK OF NEGOTIATION FORMIDABLE AND TIME CONSUMING FOR BOTH HONG KONG AND THE E.E.C.

BUT HE ASSURED HONG KONG’S INTEREST IS PROTECTED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE ARRANGEMENT REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TEXTILES OR BETTER KNOWN AS THE MULTIFIBRE TEXTILES ARRANGEMENT.

♦BESIDES,* HE SAID, +WE HAVE THE TEXTILES SURVEILLANCE

BODY IN GENEVA TO ENSURE THAT ACTIONS TAKEN AND AGREEMENTS

REACHED ARE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE MULTIFIBRE A

TEXTILES ARRANGEMENT.* $

ON THE QUESTION OF HONG KONG’S ACCESS TO THE E.E.C. GENERALISED SCHEME OF PREFERENCES, HE SAID, THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE ON THIS ISSUE FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

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+FULL USE HAS BEEN MADE OF OUR EUROPEAN OFFICES WITH THEIR' WIDE AND FRIENDLY CONTACTS WITH E.E.C. OFFICIALS AND WITH OTHERS WHO HAVE SOME INFLUENCE ON E.E.C. THINKING AND POLICIES.*

Ill ADDITION, THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL HAS TAKEN EVERY OPPORTUNITY OF PRESSING HONG KONG’S LEGITIMATE j INTEREST IN THIS MATTER. .

+THE CUMULATIVE RESULT OF ALL THESE EFFORTS,* SAID MR. MCGREGOR’ *IS THAT. HONG KONG HAS ENJOYED SINCE 1971, QUITE SUBSTANTIAL ACCESS' TO THE E.E.C. GENERALISED SCHEME OF PREFERENCES.* 1 . .

IMPROVEMENTS WERE ALSO OBTAINED FOR THE' 1975 SCHEME FOR FOOTWEAR AND THE E.E.C. COMMISSION HAS PROPOSED THAT THE 1976 SCHEME SHOULD INCLUDE ACCESS FOR HONG KONG IN A FEW COTTON TEXTILE ITEMS.

HOWEVER, HE SAID, HONG KONG-WILL NOT BE SATISFIED UNTIL . IT HAS THE SAME ACCESS AS OTHER DEVELOPING TERRITORIES TO ALL THE GENERALISED SCHEMES OF PREFERENCES.

WINDING UP HIS SPEECH, MR. MCGREGOR ASSURED THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THAT THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS OFFICIALS ARE SOLELY*CONCERNED TO SECURE AND PROTECT HONG KONG’S INTERESTS.

+ IN SO DOING,*' HE SAID, +WE MUST RELY ON OUR OWN JUDGEMENT AS A GOVERNMENT AND AS INFLUENCED BY UNOFFICIAL ADVICE. IT IS THE HONG KONG INTEREST THAT DICTATES THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICIES IN TRADE AND IN ALL ELSE.* . ... ■ .

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HONG KONG SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER BRINGING OFFICIALS

FROM E.E.C. MEMBER STATES TO HONG KONG TO ENABLE THEM TO BECOME BETTER INFORMED ABOUT THE LOCAL FOOTWEAR AND TEXTILES INDUSTRIES, THE HON. FRANCIS TIEN TOLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

I N.H IS OPINION, THE DISCRIMINATORY TREATMENT METED OUT TO HONG KONG UNDER THE E.E.C.»S GENERALISED SCHEME OF ' PREFERENCES WAS +LARGELY THE RESULT OF UNINFORMED OPINIONS ABOUT HONG KONG.+ • *

SUCH IMPRESSIONS COULD BE CORRECTED BY A VISIT BY E.E.C. OFFICIALS, HE SAID, STRESSING THAT WAYS AND MEANS SHOULD BE FOUND, DESPITE FINANCIAL STRINGENCY, TO MAKE SUCH VISITS possible. •, ... ■:

♦THE BENEFITS CAN GO WELL BEYOND THE QUESTION OF - GENERALISED SCHEME OF PREFERENCES IN THAT WE CAN AT THE SAME TIME ACHIEVE A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH THESE OFFICIALS, WITH WHOM HONG KONG WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE DEALINGS IN G.S.P. AND ALSO OTHER TRADE MATTERS,+ HE ADDED.

MR. TIEN NOTED THAT TRADE, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO TRADE, WERE DIRECTLY RELATED WITH THE WELL BEING, THE STATE OF EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT, AND OTHER ECONOMIC FACTS OF LIFE IN HONG KONG.

♦WE SHOULD BE SEEN TO BE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ENSURE THAT HONG KONG’S TRADING INTERESTS ARE BEING PROTECTED IN A WAY WHICH THE PUBLIC WOULD EXPECT US TO.+

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MR. TIEN EXPRESSED APPRECIATION FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S

EFFORTS IN TRYING TO IMPROVE HONG KONG’S POSITION IN THE COMMUNITY’S SCHEME OF PREFERENCES, AND WAS SURE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY WAS DOING EVERYTHING HE \ COULD IN THIS REGARD.

MR. TIEN ALSO APPRECIATED THE IMPORTANCE THE GOVERNMENT ATTACHES TO THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE E.E.C. OVER HONG KONG 1 TEXTILE EXPORTS — AS REFLECTED IN THE STRONG AND SKILFUL NEGOTIATION TEAMS FIELDED BY HONG KONG.

HE HOPED THAT AN EQUALLY STRONG LOCAL TEAM WOULD BE FORMED FOR THE THIRD ROUND OF TALKS IN BRUSSELS NEXT MONTH.

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GOVT GIVEN GO-AHEAD TO BORROW 6.5 MILLION POUND STERLING it it it it it it

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY ADOPTED A MOTION AUTHORISING THE GOVERNMENT TO CONCLUDE AGREEMENTS TO BORROW THE EQUIVALENT OF 6.5 MILLION POUND STERLING FOR GENERAL REVENUE PURPOSES.

IN MOVING THE MOTION, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON. PHILIP HADDCN-CAVE, EXPLAINED THAT TRE PROCEEDS OF THE LOANS WOULD BE APPLIED TO EXPENDITURE FOR WHICH THE FINANCE COMMITTEE HAD APPROVED VOTE PROVISION. < -

SUBJECT TO THE SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION OF THE NEGOTIATIONS, 5 MILLION POUND STERLING OUT OF THE 6.5 MILLION POUND STERLING WOULD TAKE THE FORM OF A SHOPPING LIST CREDIT. A SHOPPING LIST CREDIT, HE EXPLAINED, WAS A BUYER CREDIT WHICH COULD DE USED TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF A VARIETY OF GOODS OR SERVICES.

THE BALANCE OF 1.5 MILLION POUND STERLING, HE SAID, WOULD ' TAKE THE FORM OF A BANK LOAN WHICH WOULD DE USED TO COVER THE COST OF THE S2 AND 20-CEtlT COINS WHICH WILL DE PUT IN CIRCULATION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUGUST.

MR. HADDON-CAVE'SAID THAT WHEN NEGOTIATIONS BEGAN WITH THE BANK CONCERNED, HE HAD HOPED TO USE PART OF THE SHOPPING LIST CREDIT TO FINANCE THE PURCHASE OF THE HEW(COINAGE, DUT THIS PROPOSAL HAD TO BE DROPPED.

HOWEVER, THE BANK WITH WHICH THE GOVERNMENT WAS NEGOTIATING THE SHOPPING LIST CREDIT OFFERED TO PROVIDE A SEPARATE US DOLLAR LOAN TO COVER THE COINAGE COST.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY SAID HE COULD HOT GIVE MORE DETAILS UNTIL THE NEGOTIATIONS WERE COMPLETED.

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HOWEVER, HE ASSURED COUNCIL THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT CONCLUDE THE AGREEMENTS UNTIL IT WAS CERTAIN THAT THE TERMS WERE THE BEST THAT COULD BE OBTAINED.

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SEVERAL MODIFICATIONS ARE TO DE MADE TO THE PROPOSED NEW POWERS GF THE COMMISSIONER FOR INLAND REVENUE AS OUTLINED IN THE INLAND REVENUE (AMENDMENT) (NO. P.) DILL WHICH PROVIDES STIFFER PENALTIES AGAINST TAX EVADERS.

THE CHANGES WERE SUGGESTED DY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHO, ALTHOUGH FULLY SUPPORTING THE BILL IN PRINCIPLE, FELT THAT THE PROPOSED NEW POWERS SHOULD HOT ' UNNECESSARILY INFRINGE OH THE RIGHTS OF INNOCENT CITIZENS.

UNDER THE FIRST AMENDMENT, A PERSON SUSPECTED OF SUBMITTING INCORRECT TAX RETURNS WILL HAVE HO RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE COMMISSIONER'S DEMAND FOR A STATEMENT OF HIS ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ONLY IF THE COMMISSIONER’S DEMAND FOR SUCH A STATEMENT IS UPHELD DY A SPECIAL PANEL'Or THE INLAND REVENUE BOARD OF REVIEW.

AS THE BILL NOW STANDS, THE COMMISSIONER NEED NOT EXPLAIN HIS CASE FOR SUCH A DEMAND TO A REVIEW BOARD.

THE SECOND MODIFICATION, INVOLVED CLAUSE 4 OF THE BILL WHICH ENABLES THE COMMISSIONER, WITH A MAGISTRATE’S WARRANT. TO ENTER AND SEIZE DOCXS, RECORDS, ACCOUNTS OR DOCUMENTS DELONGING TO A PERSON SUSPECTED OF TAX EVASION, AS WELL AS THOSE BELONGING TO SOMEONE ELSE.

AS A COMPROMISE, THE UNOFFICIALS PROPOSED THAT INSTEAD OF SEIZING THE BOOKS AND RECORDS, ONLY COPIES OF BOOKS AND RECORDS NOT BELONGING TO THE SUSPECT AND DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE SUSPECT’S TRANSACTIONS MAY BE TAKEN.

IN ADDITION, THE $1,000 FINE PRESCRIBED IN THE ORDINANCE FOR AN OFFENCE OF BREACH OF SECRECY WILL BE RAISED MUCH HIGHER AS SUGGESTED BY THE UUCFFICIALS.

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COMMENTING DURING THE RESUMED DEBATE OH THE BILL’S SECOND READING, THE HON. LEE QUO-WEI SAID THE PROVISIONS IN THE BILL ’’ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE SAKE HOT OHLY OF COLLECTING CUR MUCH NEEDED REVENUE, APRTICULARLY IN THESE HARD TIMES, BUT ALSO TO AVOID THE HONEST TAXPAYERS HAVING OTHERWISE TO PAY AT A HIGHER RATE OF TAX IN ORDER TO MEET OUR EVER INCREASING DEMANDS FOR PUBLIC EXPENDITURE.”

HE NOTED THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF UNDERSTATEMENT OF EARNINGS AND PROFITS IN CASES FINALISED BY THE INVESTIGATION SECTION OF THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 1974,

WAS AS HIGH AS 79.2 PER CENT.

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+TIIESE FIGURES ARE THEMSELVES CONVINCING PROOF THATTHE INVEST I CAT I OH POWERS OF THE INLAND REVENUE HEED iO BE SiRELGTHEHED Af'D THE PENALTIES FCR TAX OFFENCES INCREASED iO DEAL WITH AND DETER TAX EVASION EFFECTIVELY AS ARE IJCJ PROPOSED IN THE BILL BEFORE COUNCIL,* HE SAID.

DEDATE ON THE DILL WAS FURTHER ADJOURNED.

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IN REPLY, THE Fl HANOI AL SECRETARY, THE HON. PHILIP HADDON-CAVE WELCOMED THE UNCFFICIALS* SUPPORT FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS IN REDUCING THE INCIDENCE OF TAX EVASION.

ALTHOUGH HE WAS HOT ATTRACTED TO THE UNCFFICIALS’ PROPOSAL FOR THE REVIEW BOARD TO ENDORSE TliE CC*CIISSI ONER’S DEMAND FOR A STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES FROM A PERSON SUSPEClED a: A TAX OFFENCE? HE AGREED. TO TRY IT CUT FOR A WHILE, SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION FROM THE CHAIRMAN GF THE BOARD THAT THERE.IS NO . PROCEDURAL DIFFICULTY.

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SEVEN OF THE 12 POLICE REVOLVERS STOLEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF LAST YEAR HAVE BEEN RECOVERED, THE HON. LEWIS DAVIES, SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN REPLY TO QUESTIONS FROM THE HON. ROGER LODO, MR. DAVIES SAID POLICE SERVICE REVOLVERS ARE ISSUED ON PERSONAL CHARGE TO CERTAIN CATEGORIES , OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO ARE ALLOWED TO RETAIN THEM OFF DUTY.

THOSE ALLOWED TO DO SO ARE OFFICERS OF AND BELOW THE RANK OF STATION SERGEANT WHO PERFORM PLAIN-CLOTHES FULL-TIME DETECTIVE DUTIES0 OFFICERS OF THE RANK OF INSPECTOR AND ABOVE WHO PERFORM PLAIN-CLOTHES DETECTIVE DUTIES AND WHO, IN THE OPINION OF A SENIOR FORMATION COMMANDER, ARE CONSIDERED LIKELY TO BE REQUIRED TO BE ARMED AT IMMEDIATE NOTICE0 AND ANY POLICE OFFICER OF THE RANK OF INSPECTOR AND ABOVE WHO IN THE OPINION OF A POLICE MAJOR FORMATION COMMANDER SHOULD HOLD A PERSONAL ISSUE REVOLVER DUE TO THE NATURE OF HIS DUTIES.

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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO SQUATTERS* SAFETY a a a a a a «

A VERY CLOSE WATCH IS KEPT ON SQUATTER HUTS FOUND IN POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS LOCATIONS AND SPEICAL ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THEM, THE HON. IAN LIGUTDODY, SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, SAID TODAY.

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AS AN INDICATION, HE INFORMED COUNCIL THAT MORE THAN 260 PEOPLE HAD DEEN CLEARED FROM NINE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AREAS DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, AND ANOTHER FOUR AREAS INVOLVING OVER ACO PEOPLE WERE DE I NG CLEARED.

+THIS SURVEILLANCE IS A CONTINUOUS PROCESS,+ HE SAID IN REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. HILTON CHEONG-LEEH.

SINCE THE SURVEY OF SQUATTER AND LICENSED AREAS FOLLOWING THE JUNE 1972 RAINSTORMS, MORE THAN 24,CCD PEOPLE HAD DEEN CLEARED FROM 49 POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AREAS, HE ADDED.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. KO SIU-WAH ABOUT IMPROVING LIVING CONDITIONS IN TOLERATED SQUATTER AREAS, MR. LIGHTBODY NOTED THAT SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS WERE MADE DIFFICULT BY THE NATURE OF THE TERRAIN AND GENERAL CONGESTION IN SOME AREAS.

HOWEVER, WATER SUPPLY IN THESE AREAS WAS OF GENERALLY REASONABLE STANDARDS, HE SAID.

AS FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES, THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT HAD JUST COMPLETED A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF SUPPLY IN URBAN\ SQUATTER AREAS AND THIS WOULD BE STUDIED WITH A VIEW TO DECIDING WHAT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN.

MEANWHILE, MR. LIGHTDODY SAID, +THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT WILL MAINTAIN A GENERAL OVERSIGHT OF THESE AREAS TO ENSURE THAT ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO ANY PARTICULAR PROBLEM THAT MAY AR ISE.+

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TOWN PLANNING LAW TO BE REVISED H ir if H H

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE TOWN PLANNING LEGISLATION AND MACHINERY ARE EXPECTED TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION HEXT MONTH OR IN EARLY AUGUST, THE HON. JAMES ROBSON, SECRETARY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, TCLD THE LEGISLATIIE COUNCIL TODAY.

IF THE PROPOSALS WERE ACCEPTED, HE SAID, A DILL WOULD DE DRAFTED AND INTRODUCED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HEXT YEAR.

MR. RODSON WAS REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. JAMES WU WHO ALSO WANTED TO KNOW WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WOULD TAKE « A NEW LOOK AT TOWN PLANNING POLICY III VIEW OF THE PRESENT ? FINANCIAL SITUATION.

/IN REPLY, THE HON. DAVID MCDONALD, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, SAID STEPS HAD ALREADY DEEN TAKEN IN THIS REGARD.

SITES AFFECTED BY ZONING PLANS WERE BEING REVIEWED MORE CRITICALLY, HE SAID, AS EVIDENCED DY THE DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR TAI KOK TSUI WHICH WAS REFERRED BACK TO THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD, AMENDED AND RE-GAZETTED ON MAY 23 THIS YEAR.

+THE AMENDED PLAN IS LESS AMBITIOUS AND WILL, IN EFFECT, REDUCE TO THE MINIMUM THE NEED TO ACQUIRE OLD BUT EXPENSIVE PROPERTIES TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY AMENITIES AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN THE AREA.

+IN THIS PLAN ZONING FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES IS MAINLY CONFINED -TO PROPERTIES HELD ON HON-RENEWABLE LEASES,+ HE SAID.

IN ADDITION, THE ENACTMENT OF THE TOWN PLANNING (AMENDMENT AND VALIDATION) ORDINANCE IN 1974 ALLOWED GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN THE IMPLEMENTATION CF PLANS, HE ADDED.

THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD HAD AUTHORITY TO PUBLISH NEW TYPES OF NOTES FOR NEW AND EXISTING PLANS WHICH LIST FIRSTLY THE TYPES OF USE WHICH WILL BE PERMITTED OF RIGHT WITHIN EACH INDICATED ZONING AND SECONDLY THE TYPES OF USE WHICH MIGHT BE PERMITTED, WITH OR WITHOUT CONDITIONS, ON APPLICATION TO THE BOARD.

IF AN OWNER OF A LOT ZONED FOR OPEN SPACE OR GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION OR COMMUNITY USE WISHED TO PROCEED WITH A DEVELOPMENT WHICH FALLS WITHIN THE SECOND LIST OF USERS HE CAN APPLY TO THE BOARD. IF PERMISSION IS GRANTED THIS WOULD ALLOW THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TO APPROVE BUILDING PLANS FOR A COMPROMISE DEVELOPMENT WHEREBY THE PURPOSES OF THE INDICATED ZONING WOULD BE PARTLY OR WHOLLY ACHIEVED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OWNER’S DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS, AND WITHOUT MATERIAL REDUCTION IN THE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL OF THE SITE.

♦UNDER THIS SYSTEM,+ MR. MCDONALD EXPLAINED, +THE ENVIRONMENT IN OVERCROWDED AREAS CAN BE IMPROVED AND RESIDENTS WILL HAVE BETTER COMMUNITY FACILITIES AT COMPARATIVELY LITTLE COST TO THE PUBLIC PURSE.+

ON THE OTHER HAND, OWNERS OF SITES AFFECTED BY ZONING FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES WILL BE ABLE TO PROCEED WITH THEIR REDEVELOPMENT INSTEAD OF HAVING THEIR SITES FROZEN PENDING THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR ACQUISITION BY GOVERNMENT, HE SAID.

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THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE SCHEME HAS BEEN A RESOUNDING SUCCESS AND HAS CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME, THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, THE HON. DENIS BRAY, SAID TODAY.

IN PARTICULAR, SECURITY IN BUILDING HAD INCREASED TREMENDOUSLY WITH THE EMPLOYMENT OF WATCHMEN, THE INSTALLATION OF BURGLAR ALARMS, .SECURITY GATES, INTERCOM SYSTEMS, AND EVEN CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION SYSTEMS INSTALLED DY MAC’S IN MANY PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUILDINGS. ? . > '

SPEAKING IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN REPLY TO A

QUESTION FROM THE HON. HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, MR. BRAY NOTED THAT IN SOME BUILDINGS MAC TEAMS HAD EVEN CAUGHT CRIMINALS RED HANDED. HE CITED ONE OUTSTANDING CASE IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE YUEN CHEONG MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE CAUGHT THE CRIMINAL IN ALL SIX ATTEMPTED BURGLARIES ON ITS PREMISES.

MR. BRAY SAID THE FACT THAT ONLY 19 OF THE 1,636 EXISTING MAC’S WERE INACTIVE WAS IN ITSELF AN INDICATION THAT THE SCHEME WAS WORKING WELL. THE REGISTRATION OF THE 19 INACTIVE MAC’S HAS NOT DEEN RENEWED.

MR. BRAY SAID ANOTHER 100 MAC’S WOULD PROBABLY BE FORMED DURING THE REST OF THIS YEAR.

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POLICE AND MARINE DEPARTMENT PATROLS IN HONG KONG WATERS HAVE CONSIDERABLY REDUCED THE ILLEGAL CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS BY UNLICENSED BOATS, THE COLONIAL SECRETARY, THE HON. SIR DENYS ROBERTS, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY. •

AND WITH THE STEADY INCREASE OF FRANCHISED FERRY SERVICES, COUPLED WITH STIFFER FINES FOR SUCH OFFENCES, THE PRACTICE SHOULD DECLINE EVEN FURTHER, HE SAID IN REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON. MRS. JOYCE SYMONS.

SIR DENYS TOLD COUNCIL THAT THE MARINE DEPARTMENT AND MARINE POLICE LAUNCHES KEPT A PARTICULARLY CLOSE WATCH FOR ILLEGAL ’FERRIES’ DURING WEEKENDS AND ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN AREAS WHERE LOCAL CRAFT CARRIED LARGE NUMBERS OF PERSONS.

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STANDARD CF TV PROGRAMMES ’’SATISFACTORY” it if it it it it

THE TELEVISION ADVISORY BOARD CONSIDERS THE STANDARD AND RANGE OF TV PROGRAMMES ’’SATISFACTORY” BUT FEELS THAT THERE IS ROOM FOR IMPROVEl.EHT IN CERTAIN AREAS.

IN ITS THIRD REPORT, PUBLISHED TODAY, THE BOARD COMMENDS THE TELEVISION STATIONS FOR MAKING EFFORTS TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF VIOLENT PROGRAMMES, AND WELCOMES THE LARKED IMPROVEMENT !N THE STAI.JARD CF 'IHE HEWS SERVICES OFFERED BY LOTH LICENSEES.

HOWEVER, THE BOARD HAS SOME RESERVATIONS ABOUT CERTAIN PROGRAMMES FOR CHILDREN WHICH CONTAIN A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF ’’EXPLICIT VIOLENCE AND GLORIFICATION OF RUTHLESS AGGRESSIVENESS”.

+WE SHALL CONTINUE TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS DEVELOPMENT,* THE EOARD SAYS.

IT ALSO URGES THE TV STATIONS TO NOTE THE HEED FOR CARE 111 THE PRESENTATION OF CERTAIN TYPES CF SOCIAL SATIRE FOUND IN A HUMBER OF LOCALLY-PRODUCED VARIETY PROGRAMMES.

♦THERE HAS DEEN TOO MUCH CHEAP, UNINFORMED AND OFTEN MISLEADING CRITICISMS CF GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS PRESENTED IN THE FORM CF SATIRE TO.AU EXTENT WHICH COULD BE HARMFUL TO THE COMMUNITY’S DEST INTEREST,* IT SAYS.

DURING THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW, A TOTAL OF 1,397 FILMED COMMERCIALS WAS SUE-11 TiED TO THE TELEVISION AUTHORITY FOR APPROVAL. THE PERCENTAGE HOT APPROVED CONTINUED TO REMAIN LOW INDICATING THE AWARENESS CF MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARDS DY THE LOCAL ADVERTISERS AND TV STATIONS.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, THE HUMBER CF ENTERTAINMENT FILMS OR PARTS GF FILMS FOUND TO DE UNACCEPTABLE INCREASED. SHARPLY IN COMPARISON WITH PREVIOUS YEARS.DUE TO THE FACT \ THAT OVERSEAS CINEMA FILMS MADE IN RECENT PERMISSIVE YEARS ARE FINDING THEIR WAYS INTO THE LOCAL TV CIRCUIT. THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF UNACCEPTABLE FILMS FOR TV ALSO INDICATES THE BOARD’S CONCERN TO MAINTAIN A HIGH LEVEL OF PROGRAMME STANDARD.

TV OWNERSHIP IN HONG KOHG HAS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY DURING THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW. AT THE DEG I fill I NG OF 1974, THERE WERE 748,000 HOUSEHOLDS OWNING A TELEVISION SET, REPRESENTING ALMOST 85 PER CENT CF ALL HOUSEHOLDS.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, AN ESTIMATED 2.4 MILLION PEOPLE WATCH TV OH AU AVERAGE DAY IN HONG KOHG AND IT APPEARS THAT MORE HOUSEHOLDS ARE OWNING LORE THAU ONE SET, MANY OF THEM COLOURED SETS.

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL VISIT THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD., A TOY FACTORY IN KENNEDY TOJN TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

HE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED DY HIS PRIVATE SECRETARY, MR. MICHAEL CARTLAND AND MR. K.H. YEUNG, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ♦ COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. . . ?

CH ARRIVAL AT THE FACTORY, SIR MURRAY WILL BE MET BY MR. ART DCRF, MANAGING DIRECTOR'’ MR. Jo LEES, HR. D. MURRAY AND HR. P.O, SCALES, DIRECTORS- HR. D.D. WALKER, EXECUTIVE MANAGER- MR. R. DRWI UGA, CONTROLLER AND MR. H.T. .WANG, PLANT MANAGER. , ■ ’

HONG KONG HAS NOW REPLACED JAPAN AS THE WORLD’S LARGEST EXPORTER OF TOYS. IN 1974, DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF TOYS WERE VALUED AT ©1,702 MILLION AND EXPORTS DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 1975 AMOUNTED TO ADOUT ©256 MILLION.

THE U.S.A. HAS ALWAYS BEEN HONG KONG’S PRINCIPAL TOY MARKET, TAKING NEARLY HALF OF THE TOTAL EXPORTS IN 1974. THE OTHER MAJOR MARKETS INCLUDE THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY.

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TWO BILLS WERE INTRODUCED IN COUNCIL TODAY — THE PHARMACY AND PO!SONS (AMENDMENT) BILL AND THE ACETYLATING SUBSTANCES (CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) BILL. auuoinuvco (

THE PHARMACY AND POISONS BILL SEEKS TO ENABLE THE PHARMACY AND POISONS BOARD TO MAKE REGULATIONS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE MANUFACTURE OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS AMD POISONS.

THE ACETYLATING SUBSTANCES BILL SEEKS PENALTY FOR CERTAIN OFFENCES TO ©109,000.

DEBATE ON BOTH BILLS WAS ADJOURNED.

TO RAISE THE MAXIMUM

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IINTERVIEW FOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP STARTS TOMORROW , ■

NEARLY 900 YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE APPLIED TO JOIN THE THREE-WEEK YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP ORGANISED BY THE BRITISH FORCES AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TO BE HELD FROM JULY 20.

MOST GF THE APPLICANTS ARE UNDER 20 YEARS OF AGE AND ? SPONSORED EITHER BY SCHOOLS OR YOUTH AGENCIES.

INTERVIEWS WILL START TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT THE GUN CLUB BARRACKS IN AUSTIN ROAD, KOWLOON. THERE WILL DE TOO INTERVIEW BOARDS COMPRISING REPRESENTATIVES FROM-THE BRITISH FORCES, THE YOUTH WORK UNIT OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE.

THE BASES FOR SELECTION INCLUDE PHYSIQUE, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN YOUTH WORK BUT PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE SPONSORED BY WELFARE AGENCIES.

A TOTAL OF 150 WILL BE CHOSEN WITH 30 OF THEM TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST.

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NOTE TO EDITORS!

KOWLOON ROTARY CLUB WILL PRESENT HONG KONG’S FIRST MOBILE EXHIBITION UNIT TO THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AT A SPECIAL LUNCHEON IN THE PENINSULA HOTEL AT 1 P.H. TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE CLUB PRESIDENT, MR. BOB HARILELA, WILL HAND THE K(:YS OF THE UNIT TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, HR. NEIL HENDERSON AT A SPECIAL LUNCHEON CEREMONY IN THE PENINSULA BALLROOM.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, THE UNIT WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN THE PENINSULA FORECOURT.

WHEN ON THE ROAD, THE UNIT APPEARS TO BE AN ORDINARY TRUCK. WHEN IT IS IN USE, IT CAN EXPAND INTO A ROOM ABOUT 24 FEET SQUARE, COMPLETE WITH SPOTLIGHT, SLIDE SHOWS, FILM PROJECTION, PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM, LECTURE AND DEMONSTRATION FACILITIES.

FOR THE OCCASION OF TOMORROW’S HANDOVER, IT WILL BE SET UP AS A MINIATURE CAREER’S EXHIBITION. YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO COVER THE EVENT.

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LADY MACLEHOSE SPENT OVER AH HOUR AT THE CHIAP HUA CLOCKS AND WATCHES LIMITED IN KWUN TONG TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WHERE SHE SAW THE WHOLE PROCESS INVOLVED IN THE MAKING OF A CLOCK. LADY MACLEHOSE WAS ACCOMPANIED ON THE VISIT BY MR. K.H. YEUNG, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR 07 COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY.

HONG KONG IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP THREE EXPORTERS' OF CLOCKS, AND CHIAP HUA, BEING THE OHLY CLOCK FACTORY HERE IS — IN TERMS GF OUTPUT — ONE OF THE WORLD’S BIGGEST CLOCK MANUFACTURERS. IT PRODUCES 16,000 CLOCKS A DAY. , '

THE VISIT TO CHIAP HUA THIS MORNING IS THE LATEST IN THE SERIES OF VISITS THE GOVERNOR AND LADY MACLEHOSE ARE MAKING TO FACTORIES IN HONG KONG TO SEE THE PACE OF INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS HERE.

LAST THURSDAY, LADY MACLEHOSE VISITED A DIAMOND

' CUTTING AND POLISHING FACTORY WHILST SIR MURRAY VISITED A LIGHT BULD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES FACTORY. TOMORROW (THURSDAY) THE GOVERNOR WILL VISIT A TOY FACTORY IN KENNEDY TOWN.

APART FROM SEEING HOW CLOCK PARTS ARE MADE AND ASSEMBLED, LADY MACLEHOSE WAS THIS MORNING SHOWN THE WHOLE RANGE OF CLOCKS BEING PRODUCED HERE FOR EXPORT a WALL CLOCKS, TABLE CLOCKS. TALKING CLOCKS, IMITATION ANTIQUE CLOCKS AND A HOST OF OTHERSi ’ -

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l-K." LOYM”.. t' STATISTICS INDICATE LEVELLING OFF IN THE DOWNWARD TRE..!) GF ECONOMY .................................. ]

GOVERNOR VISITS EONG KONG’S LARGEST TOY FACTORY .............. 2

i'.DBILE EXHIBITlbt! UNIT PRESENTED TO LABOUR DEPARTMENT .... 3

TWO SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY CEHTREJ CELEBRATE

ANNIVERSARIES ................................................ 5

NtW CDO APPOINTED FOR SHAM SHUI PO ........................... 5

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS ENGAGED TO STUDY HOUS INC ESi .TE ... 6

h’j.TG KOiTCt TEAM LEAVES FOR TEXTILE TALKS IN OSLC .......... 6

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EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY H k ft x

A TOTAL OF 591,659 PERSONS WERE EMPLOYED IN MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS CU MARCH 14 THIS YEAR, ACCORDIN', TO THE LA'iEST ..HO«.u.T SURVEY CONDUCTED DY THE CENSUS ARD STATISTICS

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THIS REPRESENTS A DROP OF 8,469 PERSONS CP 1.4 PER CENT ’'HEN COMPARED WITH THE FIGURE OF 600,128 FOR DECEI...ER 1974.

IN INDUSTRY, THE MAIN DECREASES WERE IN RESPECT OF ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS (-<3,200), BLEACHING AND DYEING (-2,374), MANUFACTURE GF METAL WRIST WATCH LAUDS (-965), Sil 11 LU ILDI LG /.RD REPAIRING (-338), COTTON WEAVING (-733), RUBLE!; FOOT ./EAR (-652), E KERY PRODUCTS (-630) AND COTTON SPINNING (-627).

INCREASES IN EMPLOYMENT OCCURRED IN MANUFACTURE OF GARMENTS (+5,543), MANUFACTURE OF WOOL KNITTING (+1,423), PLA-TIC PRODUCTS OTHER THAN TOYS AI'D FLOWERS (+815), MISC.LLALEOUS FAERICATED METAL PRODUCTS (+719) AND MANUFACTURE OF CLOVES (+622).

THE FIVE LARGEST INDUSTRY CROUPS, IN TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT, REMAINED THE SAME- WEARING APPAREL, 195,914- TEXTILES, 95,314- PLASTIC PRCLUCTS, 58,942- ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPLIANCES ARD SUPPLIES, 55,774= AND FAERICATED METAL PRODUCTS 52,133.

IN RELEASING THE SURVEY RESULTS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE FIGURES WERE BASED ON AN ENLARGED COVERAGE OF MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS.

AS PART OF CONTINUING EFFORTS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION, AN EXERCISE HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN OF MATCHING MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS REGISTERED WITH THE BUSINESS REGISTRATION OFFICE WITH THOSE KNOWN TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. THIS HAS RESULTED IN A MORE COMPLETE REGISTER OF MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS. THE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DECEMBER EMPLOYMENT FIGURES HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED TO ALLOW FOR THIS, AI.D ARE NOW COMPARABLE WITH THE RESULTS OF THE MARCH SURVEY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CONTINUING DECLINE IN EMPLOYMENT, FROM DECEMBER 1974 TO MARCH 1975, REFLECTED THE STATE OF THE WORLD ECONOMY, AND THE CONSEQUENT FALLS IN HONG KONG’S EXPORTS.

NEVERTHELESS, HE SAID, THE FALL IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO MARCH THIS YEAR HAD BEEN RELATIVELY SMALL, AS IT HAD BEEN IN THE PREVIOUS THREE MONTHS, BY COMPARISON WITH MOST OF 1974.

IT WAS REASONABLE TO INTERPRET THE LATEST EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS, IN THE LIGHT OF ALL THE OTHER INFORMATION, AS INDICATING A LEVELLING OFF IN THE DOWNWARD TREND 1(1 THE ECONOMY.

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GOVERNOR VISITS HONG KONG’S LARGEST TOY FACTORY it it it it it it it it

THE GOVERNOR, SIR HURRAY MACLEHOSE, MAKING HIS SECOND FACTORY VISIT IN A WEEK, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL LIMITED COMPANY, IN KENNEDY TOWN.

THE COMPANY IS THE LARGEST TOY MANUFACTURER IN HONG KC.1G ARD VERY POSSIBLY THE LARGEST CONSOLIDATED TOY MANUFACTURER IN ASIA. IT EMPLOYS OVER 1,800 WORKERS AND IT IS EXPECTED TO EXPORT GOODS WORTH OVER §55 MILLION THIS YEAR.

THE GOVERNOR, ACCOMPANIED DY MR. K.H. YEUilG, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (INDUSTRIAL DIVISION) OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY WAS MET OU ARRIVAL AT THE FACTORY DY MR. ARTHUR DORF, liAHAGING DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY ARD MR. PETER 0. SCALES, DIRECTOR.

MR. DORF, BRIEF ll'G SIR HURRAY BEFORE THE START OF THEIR FACTORY TOUR, SAID THAT THE 1974 DOLLAR VOLL.E GF EXPORTS WAS AOp HIGHER THAU 1973 DESPITE THE MANY PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH MATERIAL SHORTAGES, WORLDWIDE INFLATION AI.D THE RECESSION IN THE COMPANY’S OVERSEAS MARKETS.

MR. DORF STATED THAT THE COMPANY HAD A GREAT'DEAL OF CONFIDENCE IN THE CONTINUING VIABILITY OF HONG KOI'S AS A MANUFACTURING CENTRE AUD WAS LOOKING WITH CvllFIDEKCE TO ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR IN 1975.

HE FURTHER STATED THAT, IN HIS OP 11110'1, HONG KONG TODAY WAS IN A STRONGER POSITION THAR IT WAS 12 MOUTHS AGO IN COMPETING WITH THE OTHER COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA SUCH AS TAIWAN AUD KOREA.

+THIS IS DUE TO THE ABILITY OF DOTH PUBLIC AUD PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS TO RESPOND FASTER AND MORE EFFECTIVELY TO THE RAPIDLY CHANGING CONDITIONS III THE WORLD,+ HE SAID, ADDING THAT HE BELIEVED THAT THE REQUIREMENTS CF THE TOY INDUSTRY DURING THE COMING. YEARS WOULD BECOME MORE AUD MORE COMPLEX.

+H0I1G KONG,+ HE CONTINUED, +WITH ITS HIGH DEGREE OF TECHNICAL COMPETENCE AND MANUFACTURING SKILL THEREFORE EECOMES A NATURAL PLACE FOR AN INCREASE IN SOPHISTICATED TOY UAHUFACTURIHG.+

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1975

EXHIBITIOII-OU-WHEELS FOR LABOUR DEPARTMENT x x x x x

THE ROTARY CLUB CF KOULCOH TO! AY (THURSDAY) PHL'CCNTED THE CAREERS SERVICE CF THE LAluUR DEPAHTHEFu 'JIT.1 AH l.H.i I Hl riCH-OH-WHEELS - THE FIRST CF ITS KIND III KOHS IX.XI.

THE CLUB PRESIDENT, MR. DOD HAUL: I..,, HANDED THE KEYS CF THE MOBILE E/OlbiTOII UHIT TO THE < Cl JIS ; IC..Ji Ft,.; l.AiZ;'...:., ii I. I’EIL ■ HENDERSON, AT A SPECIAL LUIXHCGH IN I...- FiZul NSLI.A I.OTEL.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, THE HEU MOBILE UHIT WENT CH DISPLAY IN THE HOTEL FORECOURT.

MR. HENDERSON SAID THE PRESENT.' .? I ON CF THE VEHICLE FOR THE YOUNG PEC.-LE OF HONG KCI.'G WAS 111 Tl.£ I HOT SPIRIT OF CC..1 '.UNITY SFHVICt, Ai.D THAT KGJLOOIJ ROTARY HA.J SET A LEAD WHICH HE HOPED OTHER SERVICE CLUES WOULD FOLLOW.

WHEN Oil THE ROAD, THE MOBILE UHIT - BUILT BY HARPERS -APPEARS TO EE All ORDINARY (IF LRIGIl it-Y-PA I II I ED) TRUCK. BUT ITS SIDE AND LACK WALLS F.;LL DO.JU TO FO.ui AH EXTENDED FLOOR SPACE, ROOFING SLIDES OUT FIX!i A CONCEALED AREA LTiillll THE CEILING, AND THE RESULT IS A ROOii OF JUST OVER £33 SQUARE FEET.

THE ROOM HAS ITS OL'II BUILT-IN PC'./ER SYSTEM, WHICH PLUGS INTO ORDINARY MAINS SUPPLY- COLLAPSIBLE TABLES’ PUBLIC ADDRESS, SOUIID-Oi! “SLIDE, FILM, LECTURE AND OTHER FACILITIES- AND AN INTRICATE NETWORK CF IIHERCHAIiGEADLE DISPLAY PANELS.

BY OPENING THE WALLS OUT AND ADAPTING THEM TO VARIOUS DEGREES, THE UNIT CAN PROVIDE A WEATHER-1 ROOF AREA RANGING FROM ABOUT 103 TO THE MAXIMUM OF 503 SQUARE FEET. IT CAN BE USED FOR EVERYTH I LG FROM INDIVIDUAL IIITGRVIE'JS TO A ClHXiA Ci.' LECTURE AREA CAPABLE OF SITTING UP TO 200 I ECPl.E, 0.. A MINIATURE EXHIBITION OR DEMCRSTNATION AREA. FC.i UDAY'S CPEilll.G CEREMONY IT WAS SET UP AS A MINIATURE CAREERS EXHIBITION.

AFTER AN INTITAL DREAKIHG-IN PERIOD OF A MONTH OR SO,. THE UNIT WILL START TRAVELLING TO SCHOOLS AI.D OTHER AREAS THROUGHOUT HONG KONG WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE GATHER.

AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY TODAY, LABOUR COMMISSIONER MR. HENDERSON SAID THE MOBILE UHIT WOULD ADD A HEW DIMENSION TO THE WORK OF THE YOUTH E. J LOY. lERT ADVISORY SERVICE - AND ONE WHICH WAS PARTICULARLY APT FOR A GIFT FROM ROTARIANS.

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HE SAID THE TERM ’’ROTARIAN” WAS ADOPTED FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF TEE ROTARY MOVEMENT WHEN MEMBERS MET AT THE HOUSE CI-EACH MEMBER IN ROTATION.

+ IT IS THEREFORE EXTREMELY APT TWAT YOUR SPLEII. ID GIFT SIIOUID DE DESIGNED FOR THE PURPOSE CI- ROTATING CAREERS II.FCuMATIGH AROUND SCik.CLS AI.D O'iilEif SUITABLE PLACES FOR ATTRACTING THE IHTERESf CF YUUt.G PL :-LE,+ HE SAID.

MR. liEJiDERSON POINTED OUT THAT h;E DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE FIRST SV.Iuljj SOME YEARS ACO GIVING CAREERS TALKS AND DISSIMILATING CAREERS I ilFOI.MATI OH TO SENIOR SECON'jARY STUDENTS.

HOWEVER, IT WAS FELT THAT .SOMETH I NG ELSE OUGHT TO EE ADDED TO THE SERVICE III ORDER TO PROVIDE A WIDER COVERAGE OF YOUI.G PEOPLE, NOT NECESSARILY THOSE STILL AT SCHOOL, WHO WERE IN NEED OF SOME FORM OF CAREERS ADVICE.

AS A RESULT, HE SAID, CAREERS SEMINARS ARD EXHIBITIONS WERE ORGANISED FOR STUDENTS, YOUNGSTERS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO ACQUIRE FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT A LARGE LUMBER OF TRADES IN A SHORT TIME AND AT THE SAME PLACE.

BUT SUCH SEMINARS AND EXH IBTIOHS WERE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE TO ORGANISE III TERMS CF MONEY AND MANPOWER. TO SUPPLEMENT THEM, SOMETHING ELSE WAS NEEDED.

+l AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT THIS HEED IS HOW FULFILLED DY THE KINDNESS OF YOUR CLUB,* HE SAID.

THE VEHICLE, WHEN FULLY EXTENDED, WOULD PROVIDE A STAGE AREA OF SOME 500 SQUARE FEET - LARGER THAN MANY FLATS. +BUT THIS FLAT CAN HOVE AT WILL, AND IT CARRIES A LOT CF CREATIVE IDEAS AS WELL AS YOUR GOODWILL,* HE SAID.

+IT WILL BRING TO ALL YOUNG PEOPLE HOT ORLY IMPORTANT MESSAGES ABOUT MAKING A SUITABLE CHOICE CF CAREER, BUT ALSO. USEFUL MATERIALS AND CONSTRICTIVE ADVICE OH HOW TO MAKE THIS CHOICE.

+NOT ALL THEIR QUESTIONS WILL EE ANSWERED OH THE SPOT, MUCH LESS CAREER DECISIONS TAKEN. BUT IF IT LEADS THEM TO MAKE FURTHER ENQUIRIES, AND DEVOTE THOUGHT TO THEIR CAREER EVALUATION, MUCH WILL HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED.*

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TWO COMMUNITY CENTRES CELEBRATE At’tl IVERSARIES < * * C • % M

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT CCH.lHITY C.'NTFS Hl TCUEU WAN AND WCIIG TAI Sill WILL CELEBRATE THEIR Ai.il I VERSAR IPS Tt.DAY AliD TOMORROW.

THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA CCi'i'.UNITY CENTRE IN TSUEH UA!1, OPENED IN 1961, WILL HOLD A SOCIAL GATiiERH.S I'l.il ITS i.EiL .18 AT G PJ1. THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING.. THERE LILL A 1.1 SKY DRAW I...) Ei. n .. A Hii.ENT PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO WHINERS GF 'HIE 1975 PHUTCSilAi-I.IC COMPETITION ORGANISED .’7 hie CENTRE.

TO CELEBRATE ITS A’!i!l VER3ARY, THE WONS TAI SHI CCMNUiHTY CENTRE, C.-E.iED IN ISA 1, HAS GRCAtllSl.D A i!L'..3ER OF I Ut.STICiiS FOR ITS MEMBERS Tu.'iORRCW (FRIDAY). ‘HiESE ARE A CHILDREN'S PARTY, A YOUTH SOCIAL AND A DHi.SIR FOR TilE ELDERLY. 7HERE WILL I.E A CEREMONY AT 8 P.M. AT l.JICH AWARDS UHL DE PRESENTED TO WINNERS OF COMPETITIONS AND CERTIFICATES TO VOLUNTEERS.

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT PROVIDES HI THESE CENTRES COMMUNITY, CROUP, RLLAblLITATICF AL.) LHRAliY SERVICES. VOLUNTARY WELFARE ORGANISATIONS ARE ALSO HOUSED II! '(HE CEil'l.T.'S TO Pi.GVIDE A VARIETY GF SERVICES ILCLUDII.G NURSERIES AiiD VOCATIONAL TRAINING.

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NEW CITY DISTRICT OFFICER FOR SHAM SHU I PO it it ii i$ it it

MR. CHAN SUI-JEUNG, A SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, HAS BEEN APPOINTED CITY DISTRICT OFFICER F-GR SHAH SHU I PO WITH EFFECT FROM JUNE 16. HE SUCCEEDS IIP. CEEUiiG KWOX-WA.

MR. CHAN, A GRADUATE FROM HOliG KOilG UNIVERSITY, HAS SERVED IN THE GOVERNMENT FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS Hi VARIOUS DEPAR'ii..JI 13, INCLUDING THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE LEW *1 ERR I TORIES ADMIN I STRATI ON AND IN THE COLONIAL SECRETARIAT AS All ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

HE WAS PROMOTED TO SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICER IN MAY. 1973.

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CONSULTANTS TO STUDY ESTATE MAINTENANCE

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS APPOINTED THE PA MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS TO CARRY OUT A STUDY OF THE ORGANISATION OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT’S MAINTENANCE SECTION WHOSE WORKLOAD HAS BEEN STEADILY INCREASING OVER THE YEARS.

THE REVIEW, WHICH COSTS 3343,000, IS EXPECTED TO TAKE A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

+THE AUTHORITY FELT THAT THE GROWING DEMAND BEING MADE ON THE MAINTENANCE SECTION NECESSITATED A THOROUGH AND EXPERT ' STUDY OF ITS ORGANISATION AND PROCEDURES. THIS IS TO ENSURE FIRSTLY THAT IT IS ADEQUATELY STAFFED TO UNDERTAKE THE INCREASING WORKLOAD, AND SECONDLY THAT IT OPERATES AS ECONOMICALLY AS POSSIBLE,* A SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE MAINTENANCE SECTION, WHICH HAD A STAFF OF ABOUT 400 WITH ONLY SIX PROFESSIONALS LAST YEAR, SPENT 359 MILLION ON THE MAINTENANCE AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE AUTHORITY’S 53 PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND 28 LICENSED AREAS. IT IS EXPECTED TO SPEND ABOUT 370 MILLION ON THESE WORKS IN THE CURRENT YEAR.

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HONG KONG NEGOTIATORS LEAVE FOR TEXTILE TALKS # # K # *

A HONG KONG DELEGATION LEAVES TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FOR TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS WITH NORWAY IN OSLO.

THE NEGOTIATIONS WHICH WILL BE HELD UNDER THE ARRANGEMENT REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TEXTILES ARE CONCERNED WITH THE FUTURE OF THE PRESENT AGREEMENT WITH NORWAY WHICH COVERS EXPORTS OF CERTAIN GARMENTS AND WHICH EXPIRES ON JUNE 30, 1975.

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION COMPRISES MR. LAURENCE MILLS, DEPUTY DIRECTOR (COMMERCIAL RELATIONS), MR. B.T.H. CHAU, AND MR. R.M.K. CHAN. t

MR. MILLS WILL BE TRAVELLING ON TO BRUSSELS WHERE HE WILL BE JOINED BY ANOTHER HONG KONG DELEGATION FOR THE THIRD ROUND OF TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EEC.

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SEVEN NEW RATING AREAS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE ........................... 1

MORE STANDS FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES IN CAUSEWAY BAY PROPOSED ........................................... 2

LABOUR DEPARTMENT WARNS FACTORY PROPRIETORS AGAINST BOGUS LABOUR OFFICIALS ................................... 3

COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES RICE IMPORT QUOTA FOR THIRD QUARTER ............................ 3

SLIGHT RISE IN COST OF LIVING FOR LAST MONTH ....... 4

HOLDER OF TICKET NUMBER 90456 WINS $385,600 IN SECOND GOVERNMENT LOTTERY ................................. 5

EVENING COURSE FOR PART-TIME TEACHERS .............. 6

NEW HOMES FOR VILLAGERS AFFECTED BY THE TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT ............................................ 7

ADDITIONAL RECLAMATION PROPOSED FOR TUEN MUN NEW TOWN .... 7

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OFFICERS TO TAKE PART IN SEMINAR ON NEW JUNIOR SECONDARY CURRICULUM .................... 8

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SEVEN NEW RATING AREAS IN N.T. 1

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THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL HAS SPECIFIED SEVEN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AS NEW RATING AREAS. A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY VALUATION WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED IN THESE AREAS, IN ANTICIPATION OF RATES BEING CHARGED FROM APRIL 1, 1976.

■ . ' - ' HE ADDED THAT LEGISLATION PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTION FROM

PAYMENT OF RATES OF SMALL VILLAGE HOUSES IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION, IN PURSUANCE OF ASSURANCES PREVIOUSLY GIVEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE HEW TERRITORIES.

THE NEW RATING AREAS, GAZETTED TODAY,ARE s-

H AREA Fl. THIS COMPRISES ALL THE CENTRAL PART OF THE TOWN OF YUEN LONG INCLUDING CERTAIN AREAS WHERE DEVELOPMENT HAS NOT YET STARTED BUT IS EXPECTED TO BE UNDERWAY WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

H AREAS Gl-4. THESE AREAS COMPRISE THE CENTRAL PART OF TAI PO MARKET AS WELL AS DEVELOPMENT ALONG TING KOK ROAD AND WILL INCLUDE THE PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ON THE RECLAMATION AT TAI PO HOI. ALSO INCLUDED IS THE SCATTERED DEVELOPMENT OF GOOD CLASS HOUSES AND FLATS BETWEEN THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY AND TAI PO MARKET.

M AREAS Hl-2. <THESE AREAS COMPRISE THE SMALL TOWNSHIP OF LUEN WO MARKET AND ALSO THE MORE SCATTERED DEVELOPMENT (MOSTLY INDUSTRIAL) IN THE NEARBY ON LOK TSUEN, SITUATED ABOUT 1/2 MILE FROM FANLING RAILWAY STATION.

* AREA JI. THIS MAINLY COMPRISES THE TOWNSHIP OF SHEK WU HUI WHICH ADJOINS THE SHEUNG SHU I RAILWAY STATION.

K AREA KI. THIS COMPRISES MOST OF THE EXISTING AND PROPOSED NEW TOWN OF TUEN MUN.

M AREAS Ll-3. THESE AREAS COMPRISE MOST OF THE PROPOSED NEW TOWN OF SHA TIN AS WELL AS THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY.

M AREAS Ml—3. THESE INCLUDE THE AREAS OF HIGH CLASS RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE VICINITY OF CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD AS WELL AS THE INDUSTRIAL . UNDERTAKINGS ALONG ANDERSON ROAD, AT HANG HAU AND THE NORTHERN PART OF JUNK BAY.

COPIES OF THE PLANS OF THESE AREAS MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE OFFICES OF THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT AT NO. 1, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG (ENQUIRERS SHOULD ASK FOR EITHER MR. WOODROFFE OR MR. POON NA I-TUNG) = AT THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS AT NORTH KOWLOON MAGISTRACY BUILDING, 4TH FLOOR (MR. WONG SHU-KAN) AND AT THE APPROPRIATE DISTRICT OFFICES.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY DISCUSSED ARRANGEMENTS FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STANDS AT A CONSULTATIVE MEETING WITH HONG KONG ISLAND PLB REPRESENTATIVES IN CONNECTION WITH A PROPOSED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME FOR THE BUSY CAUSEWAY BAY AREA.

THE PROPOSED SCHEME AIMS AT SPEEDING UP TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA AND MAINLY INVOLVES A PEAK-HOUR BAN ON ALL VEHICLES - EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND TRAMS - FROM STOPPING ALONG CERTAIN BUSY ROADS TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

IT IS FELT THAT THESE KERBSIDE STOPPING ACTIVITIES CONTRIBUTE TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION, PARTICULARLY ON HEAVILY USED ROADS. •

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PROVISION OF STANDS IN CAUSEWAY BAY TO FACILITATE PLB OPERATIONS WAS DISCUSSED AT A PREVIOUS MEETING. PLB REPRESENTATIVES HAVE ACCEPTED THE SCHEME REALISING IT WOULD BE ESSENTIAL IN EASING TRAFFIC CONGESTION.

THEY ARE PUTTING FORWARD SUGGESTIONS FOR MORE PLB STANDS IN ADDITION TO TWO ALREADY PLANNED FOR THEM. THESE WO ARE AT LOCKHART ROAD NEAR EAST POINT ROAD AND AT JARDINE’S BAZAAR NEAR KAI CHIU ROAD. — - I

AT TODAY’S MEETING, CHAIRED BY CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICER, MR. PETER MILLER, IT WAS AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT ADDITIONAL PLB STANDS WOULD BE PROVIDED AT THE METERED CAR PARK SITE ADJACENT TO THE EX-ROXY THEATRE SITE, AND AT O’BRIEN AND LOCKHART ROADS.

THESE ADDITIONAL STANDS WOULD ENABLE PLB DRIVERS TO OPERATE MORE EFFICIENTLY ONCE THE PROPOSED SCHEME COMES INTO OPERATION.

DETAILS OF THE SCHEME HAVE YET TO BE FINALISED BETWEEN THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED, AND THE SCHEME IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED IN SEVERAL MONTHS’ TIME.

INITIAL PROPOSALS UNDER THE SCHEME INCLUDE RESTRICTING KERBSIDE STOPPING ACTIVITIES BY ALL VEHICLES, INCLUDING•PLBS, ON SECTIONS OF HENNESSY ROAD, YEE WO STREET, CAUSEWAY ROAD, KING’S ROAD, PERCIVAL STREET AND LEIGHTON ROAD DURING PEAK HOURS FROM 7 A.M. TO 10 A.M. AND FROM 4 P.M. TO 7 P.M.

IN ADDITION, THERE ARE PROPOSALS OF BANNING SIMILAR STOPPING ACTIVITIES BY PLBS ON THE SHORT SECTIONS OF EAST POINT ROAD, AND PATERSON STREET FROM 7 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT, AS WELL AS PROHIBITING ENTRY BY PLBS INTO SUGAR STREET AND THE SHORT SECTION OF YEE WO STREET BETWEEN HENNESSY COUD UND PATERSON STREET.

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WARNING AGAINST BOGUS LABOUR OFFICIALS

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THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. LAO MOU-CHI, TODAY WARNED FACTORY PROPRIETORS TO BE ON GUARD AGAINST BOGUS LABOUR DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS.

HE SAID THE DEPARTMENT HAD RECENTLY RECEIVED SEVERAL COMPLAINTS FROM FACTORY PROPRIETORS WHO WERE APPROACHED FOR MONEY FOR ADVERTISEMENTS IN PURPORTED DEPARTMENTAL PUBLICATIONS BY PEOPLE WHO CLAIMED TO BE OFFICERS OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

+N0 PUBLICATION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT CARRIES ADVERTISEMENTS, + MR. LAO STRESSED. f

+ALL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ARE FREE, AND FROM TIME TO TIME, THE DEPARTMENT PUBLISHES PAMPHLETS ON LABOUR LEGISLATION, IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, WHICH ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FREE TO THE PUBLIC.*

HE REMINDED FACTORY PROPRIETORS THAT ALL LABOUR DEPARTMENT OFFICERS CARRIED WITH THEM GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARDS AND WARRANTS WHICH SHOWED THE PHOTOGRAPH AND NAME OF THE HOLDER.

+MEMBERS OF THE FACTORY AND LABOUR INSPECTORATES ARE UNDER INSTRUCTION TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES BY PRODUCING THEIR WARRANTS WHEN VISITING FACTORIES,* HE ADDED.

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MR. LAO ADVISED FACTORY PROPRIETORS TO ASCERTAIN THE IDENTITY OF THE VISITING OFFICER, AND IF IN DOUBT, THEY SHOULD IMMEDIATELY REPORT TO THE POLICE.

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RICE IMPORT QUOTA FOR THIRD QUARTER

THE RICE IMPORT QUOTA FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1975 HAS BEEN FIXED AT 79,200 METRIC TONS, THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY. THE TOTAL IMPORT QUOTA FOR THE PREVIOUS QUARTER WAS 85,800 METRIC TONS.

MR. PAUL WONG, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (TRADE DIVISION), SAID THAT THE NEW QUOTA LEVEL TOOK INTO ACCOUNT CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS AND THE IMPROVED INTERNATIONAL SUPPLY SITUATION.

SINCE JANUARY 1, THIS YEAR, HONG KONG HAD IMPORTED A TOTAL OF 144,589 METRIC TONS OF RICE. OF THIS QUANTITY, CHINA SUPPLIED 70,097 METRIC TONS AND THAILAND 63,900 METRIC TONS. THE BALANCE WAS MAINLY FROM AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

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MAY CONSUMER PRICE INDICES SHOW SLIGHT INCREASE « H IUHI

FRESH WATER FISH, PORK AND EGGS COST LESS LAST MONTH BUT CLOTHING AND FRESH VEGETABLES COST SLIGHTLY MORE, ACCORDING TO THE HEW CONSUMER PRICE INDICES ISSUED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. /

BOTH THE ’A’ AND »B» INDICES*, WHICH COVER HOUSEHOLDS WITH. MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURES OF $4OO-$l,499 AND 01,500-02,999 RESPECTIVELY, STOOD AT 107 — ONE POINT HIGHER THAN THE INDICES FOR APRIL.

IN THE ’A’ INDEX, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS ADVANCED BY TWO POINTS WHILE THAT IN THE *B* INDEX ROSE BY ONE POINT. .THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF FRESH VEGETABLES AS A RESULT OF REDUCED SUPPLIES FOLLOWING THE HEAVY RAINS.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR ROSE BY TWO POINTS IN THE ’A’ INDEX AND BY THREE POINTS IN THE »B» INDEX. THIS COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO HIGHER PRICES FOR OUTERCLOTHING AS SOME SHOPS ENDED THEIR CLEARANCE SALES DURING THE MONTH.

THE INDEX FOR TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES ROSE BY ONE POINT IN BOTH INDICES AS A RESULT OF THE INTRODUCTION OF HIGHER MACAU FERRY TERMINAL PASSENGER FEES.

IN THE ’B’ INDEX, A DROP OF ONE POINT WAS RECORDED IN THE INDEX FOR DURABLE GOODS, DUE MAINLY TO LOWER PRICES FOR TELEVISION AND SOUND EQUIPMENT. , '

MOVEMENTS IN THE INDICES FOR OTHER SECTIONS OF COMMODITY AND SERVICE WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

MEANWHILE, THE OLD GENERAL CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR MAY WAS 188, FOUR POINTS OR 2.2 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT FOR APRIL.

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NO. 90456 WINS $305,600

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THE LUCKY HOLDER OF TICKET NUMBER 90456 TONIGHT WON THE FIRST PRIZE OF $385,600 IN THIS YEAR’S SECOND GOVERNMENT LOTTERY DRAWN DURING THE +ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT+ PROGRAMME

ON TVB THIS EVENING.

THE SECOND PRIZE OF $38,560 WENT TO THE HOLDER OF TICKET NUMBER 291604 AND THE WINNING NUMBER FOR THE THIRD PRIZE OF $3,856 IS NUMBER 286912.

THE THREE PRIZES WERE DRAWN BY FOUR TVB ARTISTES LEE SEE-KEI, MIU KAM-FUNG, SUM SUM AND WAN LOU-MEI.

WINNING NUMBERS OF THE 50 SPECIAL PRIZES OF $964 ARE I-.

5182 149811 233479 89825 416610 472375 378001 327983 156650 311641

73133 336713 356876 343867 348119

1704 249080 84923 476939 143462

300550 471620 206029 196237 269206

105513 403841 370267 320335 177392

391528 320203 132938 99356 96329

364924 445576 220479 33937 19696

138367 328959 432662 435026 450037

379898 135511 359273 150144 168755

THERE ARE ALSO 106 CONSOLATION PRIZES OF $964 EACH FOR

TICKET NUMBERS IN THE DRAW. IMMEDIATELY ABOVE AND BELOW A WINNING NUMBER

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1975

EVENING COURSE FOR PART-TIME LECTURERS if if if if if if if if

A TWO-YEAR EVENING COURSE DESIGNED TO TRAIN EVENING PART-TIME TEACHERS WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER AT THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE AT MORRISON HILL.

+THE AIM OF THE COURSE IS TO RAISE THE GENERAL STANDARD OF PART-TIME TEACHING I fl HONG KONG,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COLLEGE SAID TODAY.

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FROM SERVING OR INTENDING PART-TIME TEACHERS. •

APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A GOOD COMMAND OF WRITTEN AND SPOKEN ENGLISH AND.PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WITH SUITABLE TECHNICAL OR ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAIDs +THE COURSE PROVIDES A STUDY OF THE PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF TEACHING.

+IN ADDITION TO THEORETICAL STUDIES, EMPHASIS WILL ALSO BE PLACED ON PRACTICAL TEACHI NG.+

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND CLASSES ONCE A WEEK OF TWO HOURS DURATION. THE TWO-YEAR COURSE WILL COVER ABOUT 150 HOURS, INCLUDING 30 HOURS OF TEACHING PRACTICE.

A CERTIFICATE FOR PART-TIME TEACHING IN THE EVENING WILL BE ISSUED AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.

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HOLDERS OF THE CERTIFICATE WILL BE ABLE TO FILL VACANCIES AS EVENING PART-TIME LECTURERS AT THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

THE ANNUAL FEES ARE $75 PAYABLE IN ONE INSTALMENT. ' X

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE, 373 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, HONG KONG. COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE COLLEGE BY JUNE 28.

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NEW HOMES FOR VILLAGERS AFFECTED DY TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT ******

ABOUT 300 VILLAGERS IN SHUM TSENG WILL BE RESITED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A VIADUCT WHICH IS PART OF THE MULT I-MILL I ON-DOLLAR TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

WORK WILL BEGIN SOON ON 18 OF THE 60 TWO-STOREY HOUSES WHICH THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO BUILD FOR THE VILLAGERS AFFECTED BY THE GIANT ROAD PROJECT.

THE SELF-CONTAINED VILLAGE HOUSES WILL BE BUILT ON A SITE NEAR THE EXISTING SHUM TSENG VILLAGE WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY BE TURNED INTO THE FOUNDATION OF THE 350-METRE-LONG VIADUCT.

THE LAND BRIDGE WILL COMPRISE 11 SPANS WITH PRECAST CONCRETE BEAMS SUPPORTING A REINFORCED CONCRETE DECK SURFACED WITH ASPHALT.

WORK ON THE VIADUCT WILL BEGIN LATER THIS YEAR FOR COMPLETION IN AUGUST 1977 - THE SCHEDULED OPENING DATE SET FOR THE 15-KILOMETRE-LONG TUEN MUN MOTOR FREEWAY LINKING TSUEN WAN.AND TUEN MUN.

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ADDITIONAL RECLAMATION IN TUEN MUN PROPOSED

ANOTHER 120 ACRES OF SEA BED IN CASTLE PEAK BAY ARE TO BE RECLAIMED IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

THIS WILL BE IN ADDITION TO THE 305 ACRES OF RECLAMATION, AUTHORISED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, TO CREATE LAND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SELF-CONTAINED TOWNSHIP WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY HOUSE HALF A MILLION PEOPLE.

THE RECLAIMED LAND WILL BE DEVELOPED INTO A SOPHISTICATED TOWN WITH BALANCED PROVISIONS FOR PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING, INDUSTRY, COMMERCIAL PREMISES, UTILITY SERVICES AND OTHER COMMUNITY FACILITIES. IT IS EXPECTED TO HOUSE SOME 500,000 PEOPLE BY 1983.

RECLAMATION WORK, LIKE THE REST OF THE INFRA-STRUCTURE FOR TUEN MUN NEW TOWN, IS BEING PLANNED AND ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

NOTIFICATIONS OF THE PROPOSED ADDITIONAL RECLAMATION AND THE EXTENT OF AREAS INVOLVED ARE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE. ANYONE HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR CLAIMS OF PRIVATE RIGHT SHOULD SUBMIT THEM IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN TOO MONTHS FROM NOW.

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FOUR OFFICIALS OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL SPEAK AT TOMORROW’S SEMINAR ON THE JUNIOR SECONDARY CURRICULUM, ORGANISED DY THE EDUCATION UNITE PAPER CONFERENCE FOLLOW-UP ACTION COUNCIL (ECFAC).

THE SEMINAR WILL DEGIN AT 2.30 P.M. IN THE YANG MEMORIAL SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE, 54 WATERLOO ROAD, 1ST FLOOR, KOWLOON. IT WILL BE ATTENDED BY MANY SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS.

THE PRINCIPAL CURRICULUM PLANNING OFFICER (SECONDARY), MR. JOHN WINFIELD, WILL GIVE A GENERAL SURVEY OF THE JUNIOR SECONDARY CURRICULUM AND EXPLAIN THE VARIOUS STAGES OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION-THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (SOCIAL STUDIES), MRS. LOUISE MOK, WILL DISCUSS THE NATURE AND OBJECTIVES OF THE NEW SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE-THE SENIOR INSPECTOR (HISTORY), MR. CHAN PUI-SUN, WILL EXPLAIN PLANS FOR STRENGTHENING THE TEACHING OF CHINESE HISTORY- AUD THE INSPECTOR (TECHNICAL SUBJECTS), MR. SIU CHE-MO, WILL DISCUSS A NEW APPROACH TO PRACTICAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION THROUGH DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY.

AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID: +THE EMPHASIS THROUGHOUT THE JUNIOR SECONDARY CURRICULUM IS ON AH IMPROVEMENT IN THE QUALITY AND RELEVANCE OF THE EDUCATION PROVIDED, AND THE FOUR SPEAKERS WILL OUTLINE THE PLANS FOR SECURING THIS IMPROVEMENT IN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE CURRENT CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

+THERE WILL DE OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION DURING THE SEMINAR.*

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THE EDUCATION OF SPASTIC CHILDREN REQUIRES CAREFUL PLANNING OF CURRICULUM, INDIVIDUAL TEACHING AND THE USE OF SPECIAL TEACHING AND LEARNING AIDS, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY SAID TODAY.

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TING HSIUNG CHAO SCHOOL WHICH BEGAN OPERATIONS LESS THAN A YEAR AGO. THE AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL, WHICH HAS AN ENROLMENT OF ABOUT 40 IN FOUR CLASSES, IS RUN BY THE COUNCIL OF THE SPASTIC ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG AT BLOCK NO. ,1 OF THE KWAI FONG ESTATE IN KWAI CHUNG. THE SCHOOL PLANS TO HAVE THREE MORE CLASSES.

MR. TOPLEY SAIDs +THE EDUCATION OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN IS A DEMANDING TASK. MORE SO IS THE EDUCATION OF SPASTIC CHILDREN WITH MULTIPLE HANDICAPS.+

HE NOTED THAT THE TEACHERS OF TING HSIUNG CHAO SCHOOL WERE DEVOTING MUCH OF THEIR EFFORTS IN PLANNING SPECIAL ’"ACHING PROGRAMMES AND DESIGNING VARIOUS TEACHING AIDS TO i: T THE • PUPILS’ NEEDS.

THE DIRECTOR POINTED CUT THAT THE EDUCATION OF HANDICAPPED CHILDREN ALSO REQUIRED A TEAM-WORK APPROACH. +IT IS ENCOURAGING TO SEE THE CLOSE CO-OPERATION AMONG THE TEACHERS, THERAPISTS AND PARENTS IN THIS SCHOOL,* HE SAID.

MR. TOPLEY CONGRATULATED THE SCHOOL’S STAFF ON THE EFFORTS MADE IN ORGANISING VARIOUS EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WITH ORDINARY PUPILS.

♦THROUGH THESE ACTIVITIES, THE HANDICAPPED PUPILS CAN LEARN VARIOUS SOCIAL SKILLS WHICH ARE CONDUCIVE TO THEIR FUTURE ADJUSTMENT IN THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SECRETARY FOR CIVIL SERVICE ASSURES NO CUTS IN CLERICAL STAFF ...........................................   1

MAY WEATHER UNUSUALLY WET THIS YEAR ........................ 2

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ROLE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME ... 3

FIRE SERVICES URGED PICNICKERS TO PREVENT COUNTRYSIDE FIRES ...................................................    4

TICKETS FOR THIRD GOVERNMENT LOTTERY NOW ON SALE ........... 5

MOBILE REGISTRATION TEAM VISITS HANG HAU NEXT THURSDAY ... 5

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 19^5.

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THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, MR. A.J. SCOTT, SAID TODAY OFFICIALS OF THE GOVERNMENT CLERICAL OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION ■ HAD APPARENTLY MISUNDERSTOOD A CONFIDENTIAL MEMO WHICH THEY CLAIMED CALLED FOR CUTS IN GOVERNMENT CLERICAL STAFF.

HE SAID THE MEMO IN NO WAY SUGGESTED THAT CLERICAL OFFICERS WOULD BE RETRENCHED IN THE COURSE OF IMPLEMENTING THE RECEN iLY ANNOUNCED PACKAGE AGREEMENT ON THE CLERICAL GRADES-. ■

+THE ASSOCIATION HAS CONFUSED IN THEIR PUBLIC STATEMENTS THE REDUCTION IN POSTS AGREED OFFICIALLY BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES Or THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CLERICAL STAFF WITH A REDUCTION IN THE EXISTING STAFF,+ HE SAID.

+IT SHOULD BE CLEAR TO THE ASSOCIATION FROM READING THE MEMO THAT ANY REDUCTION IN CLERICAL POSTS WILL NOT AFFECT STAFF NOW EMPLOYED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

■►ADJUSTMENTS IN POSTS WILL BE MADE ONLY THROUGH NATURAL WASTAGE, SUCH AS TRANSFERS, RESIGNATIONS AND RETIREMENTS.

+THIS IS NORMAL GOVERNMENT PROCEDURE AND NOTHING CONTAINED IN THE MEMO TO WHICH THE ASSOCIATION HAS REFERRED IN PRESS REPORTS INDICATES THAT ANY OTHER APPROACH HAS BEEN CONTEMPLATED.

+IF THE ASSOCIATION THINKS THAT ANY OF ITS MEMBERS WILL LOSE THEIR JOBS BECAUSE OF THE RECENT AGREEMENT THEN NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.

+THE REDUCTION IN POSTS AS A MEASURE OF ACHIEVING SAVINGS WAS, OF COURSE, PROPOSED BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE CLERICAL CLASS, ON WHICH THERE WERE BOTH OFFICIAL AND ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVES.*

MR. SCOTT SAID HE WAS MYSTIFIED BY REPORTED ASSOCIATION CLAIMS THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS CONTINUING TO MAKE REGULAR. • ADJUSTMENTS TO HOUSING ALLOWANCES FOR CIVIL SERVANTS EARNING $4,900 AND ABOVE.

+THESE ALLOWANCES HAVE NOT BEEN ALTERED SINCE 1973+ HE ADDED.

MR. SCOTT SAID HE WAS ALSO MYSTIFIED BY REPEATED REFERENCES BY THE ASSOCIATION TO PAY RISES GRANTED TO OVERSEAS QUALIFIED SCHOOL MISTRESSES.

+THE ASSOCIATION REPORTEDLY CLAIMS THAT THE SCHOOL MISTRESSES PUT IN THEIR CLAIM AFTER THE CLERKS AND WERE GRANTED THEIR RISE,* HE SAID.

+THIS IS NOT TRUE, BECAUSE THE INCREASES GRANTED TO SCHOOL MISTRESSES IN 1974 WERE PART OF THE NEW SALARY STRUCTURE FOR TEACHERS WHICH HAD DEEN UNDER DISCUSSION AND GRADUAL IMPLEMENTATION FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS PREVIOUSLY.*

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SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2975.

MAY WEATHER ROUND-UP i$ « H it

HONG KONG EXPERIENCED MORE RAIN THAN USUAL DURING THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR WHEN A TOTAL OF 1069.5 MM OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED DY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY.

THIS WAS NEARLY 85 PER CENT MORE THAN THE NORMAL RAINFALL FOR THIS PERIOD. AND WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE EXCEPTIONALLY HEAVY RAINS IN APRIL AND MAY.

DURING MAY ALONE, A TOTAL OF 571.5 MM OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED WHICH WAS NEARLY DOUBLE THE AVERAGE FOR THE MONTH. ALMOST HALF THIS AMOUNT FELL ON MAY 20 WITH RAINFA! L THAT DAY AMOUNTING TO 215.7 II WHICH WAS THE SEVENTH HIGHEST DAILY RAINFALL RECORDED IN MAY SINCE 1884.

THE MONTH’S WEATHER WAS MAINLY. INFLUENCED BY ACTIVE TROUGHS OF LOW PRESSURE LINGERING ALONG THE SOUTH CHINA COaST AND THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. AS A RESULT, FREQUENT HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED, NECESSITATING THUNDERSTORMS AND Hi AVY RA IN WARNINGS TO BE ISSUED ON 19 DAYS OF THE MONTH.

MAY WAS ALSO WARMER BUT LESS SUNNY THAN USUAL. SUNSHINE AMOUNTED TO 123.3 l-JRS, 32.8 HOURS BELOW NORMAL. THE MONTH’S HIGHEST TEMPERATURE OF 31.7 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED DURING THE AFTERNOON OF MAY 4 AND THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OF 22.0 DEGREES CELSIUS ON MAY 7.

DURING THE MONTH, FOUR AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

NO FIRE WARNINGS WERE ISSUED DURING THE MONTH AND NO TROPICAL CYCLONES WERE REPORTED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND SOUTH CHINA SEA.

NOTE TO EDITORS*.

COPIES OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY’S FULL WEATHER REPORT FOR MAY 1975 ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS PRESS ROOM, 6TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

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APART FROM PROVIDING GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATION, THE MOST IMPORTANT CHING THAT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CAN DO' TO FIGHT CRIME IS TO MAKE EDUCATION AS INTERESTING AS POSSIBLE, WHICH MEANS GETTING THE CURRICULUM AND THE METHOD OF TEACHING RIGHT.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY TODAY WHEN HE SPOKE AT THE OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP OH ’’CRIME AND EDUCATION” AT THE BAPTIST COLLEGE ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE OH EDUCATION OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE.

+WE ARE INTRODUCING A NEW CURRICULUM, PARTICULARLY FOR FORMS 1 TO 3 111 SECONDARY SCHOOLS WHERE UE ARE GOING TO GET A GREAT NUMBER OF CHILDREN UNO WOULD HAVE NEVER ASPIRED PREVIOUSLY TO GO TO SECONDARY SCHOOL.

+AND WE NEED A DIFFERENT CURRICULUM FOR THEM - SOMETHING THAT WILL CARRY THEM ALONG, SOMETHING THAT IS CENTRED ON THEM IN VERY MANY WAYS AND HOT CENTRED SO MUCH OH THE DISCIPLINES THAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO ADSORB, SOMETHING WHICH IS DESIGNED TO COUNTERACT DROPPING OUT,* MR. TOPLEY SAID.

THE DIRECTOR POINTED OUT THAT WITHIN THE CURRICULUM, PARTICULARLY IN THE FIELD OF SOCIAL STUDIES THERE WAS AMPLE ROOM TO TELL CHILDREN ABOUT CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, ABOUT DRUGS, ABOUT CORRUPTION IN ORDER TO GIVE THEM IDEAS OF HOW THESE MATTERS SHOULD BE APPROACHED.

MR. TOPLEY ALSO SAID : + IT IS NATURAL TO TELL CHILDREN WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE RIGHT AND WHAT WE BELIEVE TO BE WRONG. WE. DO IT WITH OUR CHILDREN AT HOME SO WHY NOT WITH OUR CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS DO THIS IN FACT,* HE SAID.

HOWEVER, MR. TOPLEY CAUTIONED THAT THERE SHOULD NOT BE TOO MUCH PREACHING.

HE STRESSED THAT CHILDREN WOULD NOT BECOME CRIMINALS IF THEY WERE BROUGHT UP THE RIGHT WAY.

BUT OF COURSE THERE WERE A FEW PEOPLE, ONLY A FEW, THAT COULD NOT BE CHANGED AT ALL.

+ON THE WHOLE, DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR, SEEMS TO RELATE TO ENVIRONMENT OF WHICH EDUCATION IS A SUBSTANTIAL PART, CERTAINLY A MOST EXPENSIVE PART, AND ONE WHICH WE OUGHT TO GET RIGHT SO THAT IT DOES MAXIMUM GOOD,* THE DIRECTOR SAID.

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THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY URGED PICNICKERS TO TAKE EXTRA CARE IN PREVENTING FIRES IN THE COUNTRYSIDE.

A SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE HUMBER OF FIRES HAD DEEN KEPT DOWN FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS BECAUSE OF EXCEPTIONALLY WET CONDITIONS, BUT ADDED: +IT ONLY TAKES A DAY OR TWO OF SUNSHINE TO CHANGE THE PICTURE.*

HE SAID THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE REMINDED THAT THE CARELESS THROWING AWAY OF LIGHTED CIGARETTE ENDS AND MATCHES WAS A MAJOR CAUSE OF COUNTRYSIDE FIRES, AND PEOPLE SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT THESE WERE PROPERLY OUT BEFORE DISPOSAL.

+USE AN ASH BIN,* HE URGED, +OR, IF THERE IS NONE AVAILABLE, GRIND THEM UNDERFOOT.*

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT ANOTHER CAUSE OF RURAL FIRES WAS BARBECUES AT UNSUITABLE SITES CLOSE TO FORESTS OR PLANTATIONS. HE APPEALED THAT PICNICKERS SHOULD FIND OUT WHERE THE DESIGNATED BARBECUE PITS WERE AS THE RISK OF FIRES IN THESE AREAS WAS VERY MUCH LOWER THAN IN OTHERS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID: +THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT CONSTANT APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC TO BE CAREFUL IS A WAY TO HELP REDUCE FIRES. DURING THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR, A GREAT DEAL OF PUBLICITY HAD BEEN DIRECTED AT CARELESS SMOKERS AND THE HUMBER OF FIRES CAUSED BY CIGARETTE ENDS AND MATCHES DROPPED BY ALMOST 60 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS YEAR’S FIGURE.*

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TICKETS FOR THE YEAR’S THIRD GOVERNMENT LOTTERY ARE MOW ON SALE AT $2 EACH.

THEY ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 4 AT ALL LOYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SELLING BOOTHS AND THE HEAD AUD BRANCH OFFICES OF MAJOR BANKS.

THE DRAW FOR WINNING NUMBERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE AT 10 AM ON JULY 5 (SATURDAY). THESE HUMBERS WILL EE PUBLISHED IH AN EXTRAORDINARY ISSUE CF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE ON JULY 7.

THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 159 PRIZES — A FIRST, SECOND AMD THIRD PRIZES, TOGETHER WITH 50 SPECIAL AND 106 CONSOLATION PRIZES THESE PRIZES MUST BE CLAIMED WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER THE NUMBERS ARE PUBLISHED — THAT IS BEFORE JULY 7, 1977.

NOTE TO EDITORS# THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, MR. KAI-YIN CHAU, WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE CITY HALL RESTAURANT AT 1 PM ON MONDAY (JUNE 23) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF PLANS TO PROMOTE THE THIRD GOVERNMENT LOTTERY.

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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A REGISTRATION OF PERSONS TEAM WILL VISIT HANG HAU ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26) TO CONDUCT REGISTRATION FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBOURING AREAS.

THE TEAM WILL OPERATE IN THE HANG HAU RURAL COMMITTEE’S OFFICE BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 4.30 P.M.

THE VISIT IS TO ENABLE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS TO REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN OR WARDS AT THE AGE OF 11 FOR JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS, AND HOLDERS OF JUVENILE ID CARDS REACHING 10 YEARS OF AGE TO REGISTER FOR ADULT ID CARDS.

•PEOPLE LIVING IN THIS AREA ARE REMINDED OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN FOR ID CARDS AND TO REPORT ANY CHANGE OF REGISTERED P/aRTICULARS TO THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT.

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SUMDAY, JUNE 22, 1975.

DAILY INFOWATI©N‘ BULLETIN

LAND SURVEYORS AND CARTOGRAPHERS OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WILL SOON PRODUCE AM OFFICIAL STREET GUIDE HAP OF HONG KONG IM BOOK FORM TO DE PUBLISHED AMD PUT ON SALE SOME TIME HEXT YEAR.

THE DECISION TO PRODUCE THE GUIDE WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY BY HR. J KI DGHTLEY, WHO IS THE HEAD OF THE SURVEY ERANCH OF THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE.

MR. BENTLEY SAID THAT THE AIM TO PRODUCE THE STREET GUIDE BOOK IS TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC WITH RELIABLE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.

WE WILL INCLUDE A LOT OF STREET AND ROAD CHANGES WHICH HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, AS WELL AS NEW ROADS, FLYOVERS AND BUILDINGS RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED* HE ADDED.

THE GUIDE WILL BE REGULARLY REVISED AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS.

THE SIZE OF THE GUIDE HAS YET TO BE FIXED, BUT MR. BENTLEY SAID THAT IT WOULD BE IN A HANDY FORM SO THAT THE TOURISTS AND RESIDENTS CAN CARRY IT AROUND EASILY.

AS FOR THE PRICE, IT WOULD BE A MODEST ONE SO THAT SHORT-TERM VISITORS TO HONG KONG WOULD HOT BE DISCOURAGED FROM BUYING IT,* HE POINTED OUT.

THE GUIDE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN BOTH CHINESE AMD ENGLISH.

HR. BENTLEY ALSO DISCLOSED THAT THE LATEST P.W.D. MAP ON SALE - THE COLOUR-SHADED VERSION OF THE 1 TO 50,000 MAP OF HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES - HAD PROVED SO POPULAR THAT A REPRINT HAD BEEN ORDERED.

WE HAD AN INITIAL ORDER OF 5,000 COPIES OF THIS MAP AND MORE THAN 80 PER CENT OF THEM ARE SOLD,* HE SAID.

REPRINTS HAVE ALSO BEEN ORDERED FOR THE TOURIST-TYPE MAP ENTITLED ♦OFFICIAL GUIDE TO HONG KONG* AMD THE FIRST TWO MAPS IN THE VERY POPULAR COUNTRYSIDE SERIES FOR WALKERS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND NEW TERRITORIES WEST.

IN THE MEAN TIME, WORK CONTINUES ON THE PRODUCTION OF THE THIRD MAP IN THE COUNTRYSIDE SERIES COVERING LANTAU, CHEUNG CHAU, PENG CHAU AND LA MN A. THIS SHOULD BE PUBLISHED LATER THIS YEAR.

THE SALES OF GOVERNMENT MAPS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS HAVE INCREASED WITH THE EXPANSION OF RETAIL SALES OUTLETS BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES.

WITH THE RECENT OPENING OF NEW PLACES OF SALE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THERE ARE AT PRESENT NEARLY 60 SALES OUTLETS IN HONG KONG.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1975.

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THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY HAS SCORED A SUCCESS IN BOOSTING THE POWER OF ITS LOCOMOTIVE FLEET TO HANDLE HEAVIER FREIGHT TRAINS FROM CHINA.

THIS WAS ACHIEVED BY COUPLING THREE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES WHICH CAN DEVELOP A COMBINED MAXIMUM OF 3,900 HORSE POWERS -THE LARGEST OUTPUT EVER PRODUCED OH LOCAL RAILWAY.

THE TRIPLE LOCOMOTIVE TRACTION IS DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE LOCOMOTIVE FLEET AND PARTICULARLY TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL POWER TO OPERATE OIL TRAINS FROM CHINA.

THE SUCCESS WAS DROUGHT ABOUT AFTER MONTHS OF TRIALS BY KCR ENGINEERS TO PERFECT THE NEW TRACTION DEVICE WHICH IS OPERATED BY A SINGLE CREW.

THE SYSTEM IS MADE POSSIBLE BY REMOTE CONTROL DEVICES INSTALLED ON THE SECOND AND THIRD LOCOMOTIVES.

OPERATING IN THE FIRST LOCOMOTIVE, THE CREW CAN CONTROL THE OTHER TWO TRACTION UNITS VIA TRANSMISSION OF MANEUVER SIGNALS.

REVEALING THE NEW DEVICE TODAY, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY, MR. REGHJALD GREGORY SAID, *THE CHINESE RAILWAY AUTHORITIES HAVE PERMITTED OUR NEW TRACTION UNITS TO CROSS THE BORDER TO PULL HEAVIER AND LONGER FREIGHT TRAINS FROM SHUM CHUN.+

♦HOWEVER*, HE SAID, +DUE TO OTHER RESTRICTIONS ON OUR RAILWAY LINE - MAINLY SINGLE TRACKING, SHORT PASSING LOOPS AND THE AVAILABILITY OF LOCOMOTIVE FLEET - IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO USE TRIPLE TRACTION HERE UNTIL THE DOUBLE TRACKING IS INTRODUCED ON A SCALE MUCH FURTHER NORTH THAN THAT BETWEEN SHATIH AND HUNG HOM.

♦BUT WHEN NEED ARISES, WE USE A SLIGHTLY MODIFIED DEVICE -DOUBLE TRACTION UNIT - TO HAUL HEAVIER FREIGHT TRAINS TO ECONOMISE MANPOWER.+ ADDED MR. GREGORY. '

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FULL FEE TO BE CHARGED FOR LATE r»c*ir:HAi r.c mriiinn i ircMrcQ

RENEWAL OF VEHICLE LICENCES n k k- « w

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY REMINDED REGISTERED VEHICLE OWNERS THAT IF THEY ALLOW THEIR VEHICLE LINCENSES TO EXPIRE AND THEN APPLY FOR RENEWAL, THEY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO PAY ARREARS FOR THE UNLICENSED PERIOD.

IN THIS CASE, THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF RENEWAL WILL ONLY RUH FROM THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH DURING WHICH THE RENEWAL APPLICATION IS RECEIVED IN THE DEPARTMENT, EVEN IF IT IS RECEIVED LATER III THAT MONTH.

THESE ALSO APPLY TO RENEWAL OF EXPIRED VEHICLE LICENCES IN GASES WHERE THE OWNERSHIP OF THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED FROM ONE OWNER TO ANOTHER, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID VEHICLE LICENCES COULD BE RENEWED WITHIN FOUR MONTHS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRY DATE, AND THE RENEWAL DATE WILL DUii IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE AND NOT FROM THE DATE OF RENEWAL.

+THIS ADVANCED LICENSING HAS PROVED CONVENIENT TO PRUDENT MOTORISTS WHO DO NOT WANT LAST-MINUTE RENEWAL OF THEIR VEHICLE LICENCES,+ HE SAID.

AS REGARDS PAYMENT OF ARREARS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, IT WOULD BE AT THE RATE OF 10 PER CENT OF THE APPROPRIATE ANNUAL LICENCE FEE ( FOR EACH MONTH OF ANY PERIOD BETWEEN THE LAST EXPIRY DATE AND THE DATE WHEN THE RENEWED LICENCE BECOMES EFFECTIVE.

HOWEVER, IF IT CG'JLD BE SATISFACTORILY PROVED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT USED CM THE ROAD DURING THE ENTIRE UNLICENSED PERIOD, SUCH ARREARS WOULD HOT BE CHARGED, HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED REGISTERED OWNERS THAT THEY < ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS. THIS CAN BE DONE BY COMPLETING A FORM, T.D. 60(S), AND FORWARDING IT TOGETHER WITH THE VEHICLE . > REGISTRATION BOOK TO THE COMMISSIONER WITHIN 72 HOURS.

APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION OR RENEWAL, HE SAID, CAN BE

MADE EITHER BY REGISTERED POST OR IN PERSON. IN THE CASE OF A LIMITED COMPANY BEING THE REGISTERED OWNER, THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE COMPANY’S REGISTERED OFFICE SHOULD DE GIVEN, AND THE APPLICATION FORM SIGNED BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OR THE SECRETARY.

IF THE VEHICLE OWNER IS A PRIVATE FIRM, THE VEHICLE WILL BE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE PROPRIETOR, OR IN THE CASE OF A PARTNERSHIP, A PARTNER, AND NOT IN THE NAME OF THE FIRM, HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED THAT A STUDY OF THE GUIDANCE NOTES INCLUDED IN THE APPLICATION FORMS WOULD HELP ENSURE SMOOTH PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS.

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TWENTY TWO NEW TERRITORIES LOTS TO BE AUCTIONED IN NEXT SIX MONTHS........................................ 1

BIGGER PRIZE MONEY EXPECTED IN THIRD GOVT LOTTERY ...... 2

NEW IRRIGATION SCHEME FOR SOUTH LANTAU FARMERS ......... 3

FRESH WATER STORAGE NOW 98 PER CENT OF FULL CAPACITY .. 4

QMH NURSING SCHOOL TO HOLD OPEN WEEK.................... 4

WATERWORKS INSPECTOR TO RETIRE AFTER 22 YEARS’ SERVICE 5

TEMPORARY WATER CUT ON PEAK............................. 5

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22 RURAL X/OTS TO BE AUCTIONED

TWENTY-TWO LOTS OF CROWN LAND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WITH A COMBINED AREA OF ABOUT 450,000 SQ. FT. WILL DE PUT UP FOR SALE BETWEEN JULY 21 AND DECEMBER 16 THIS YEAR.

PARTICULARS OF THESE SITES ARE CONTAINED IN A SIX-MONTH FORECAST OF PROVISIONAL RURAL LAND SALES ISSUED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

FOURTEEN OF THE LOTS ARE FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. SEVEN OF THE RESIDENTIAL SITES ARE AT TAI PO, FIVE AT SAI KUNG AND IWO AT PERG CHAU.

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THREE OTHERS ARE EARMARKED FOR INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN purposes IN SHATIN AND IN KWAI CHUNG.

THE SALE FORECAST ALSO INCLUDES TOO SITES IN TSUEN WAN AND TAI PO FOR COMMERCIAL USE AND TWO FOR COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.

THERE IS ALSO A 40,000 SQ. FT. SITE IN KWAI CHUNG FOR A MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK.

CONDITIONS AND VENUES OF THESE SALES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT APPROPRIATE TIMES.

IN ADDITION TO THIS LAND SALE FORECAST LIST, THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ALSO PUBLISHED A PROVISIONAL LETTER A/D TENDER PROGRAMME FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

IN THE PROGRAMME, EIGHT LOTS OF CROWN LAND ARE SET ASIDE FOR LAND EXCHANGE WITH HOLDERS OF LETTER A/B.

OF THESE SITES, TOO ARE FOR COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, ONE FOR INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN, TOO FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL AND THE REMAINING THREE FOR RESIDENTIAL USE.

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BIGGER PRIZE MONEY EXPECTED IN THIRD LOTTERY M X M M M

THE THIRD GOVERNMENT LOTTERY THIS YEAR WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED TODAY AMID INDICATIONS THAT THE PRIZE MONEY IS LIKELY TO BE SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS TWO LOTTERIES.

ACCORDING TO MR. KA I-YIN CHAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, TICKET SALES ARE LIKELY TO IMPROVE DRAMATICALLY DURING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS FOLLOWING GREATER PUBLICITY AND AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE WEATHER.

THE HEAVY RAINS IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS, HE SAID, HAD BEEN MAINLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOW SALES IN THE PREVIOUS LOTTERIES, BUT HE WAS OPTIMISTIC THAT THINGS WOULD IMPROVE.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE CITY HALL RESTAURANT, MR. CHAU NOTED THAT THE PRIMARY AIM OF THE LOTTERY WAS TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY. +AT THE SAME TIME, THOSE WHO SUPPORT IT STAND TO MAKE A FORTUNE OVERNIGHT FOR AN INVESTMENT OF JUST *2.+

THOSE WHO DID NOT WIN. HE ADDED, NEED NOT BE DISHEARTENED ♦BECAUSE THEIR SMALL ’LOSS* IS A BIG GAIN FOR THEIR MORE UNFORTUNATE FELLOWMEN WHO ARE DEPENDANT ON VOLUNTARY WELFARE AGENCIES SUPPORTED BY THE LOTTERIES FUND.+

THE WINNING NUMBERS OF THE LOTTERY WILL BE DRAWN ON JULY 5 IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE BY FOUR COMMERCIAL RADIO ARTISTES — MR. HO YA YUE, MISS CONITA CHAN HOI-SEE, MISS CHENG KIT-MAN, AND MISS MA SHUK-KAU.

THE FOUR ARTISTES WILL ALSO HELP SELL TICKETS AT STATUE SQUARE BETWEEN 1 PM AND 2 PM ON JULY 2 TO PROMOTE TICKET SALES.

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1975

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IRRIGATION SCHEME FOR SOUTH LANTAU **##**#

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL HAND OVER OPERATION OF THE SHAP LONG IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT SCHEME TO FARMERS OF SHAP LONG AND CHEUNG SHA WAN AT THE SOUTH LANTAU RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 25) AT 11 AM.

THE SCHEME IRRIGATES 26 ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE SHAP LONG AND CHEUNG SHA WAN VALLEYS OF LANTAU ISLAND. IT WAS PLANNED AND INSTALLED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IN THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR AT A COST OF S145,OOO.

THE IRRIGATION SCHEME consists OF 2-1/2 MILES OF GALVANIZED IRON PIPELINES WHICH CONDUCT WATER UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE SHAP LONG RESERVOIR TO THE AGRICULTURAL LAND. FARMERS WHO HAD IRRIGATION PROBLEMS IN THESE VALLEYS IN THE PAST CAN NOW GROW A WIDE RANGE OF CROPS, ESPECIALLY VEGETABLES, THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND.

IN FUTURE, FARMERS WILL BE ABLE TO INSTALL MODERN SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEMS TO BE OPERATED BY THE WATER UNDER PRESSURE FROM THE IRRIGATION PIPELINE. SUCH SYSTEMS., WHEN INSTALLED, WILL REDUCE THE LABOUR COST OF IRRIGATION TO A GREAT EXTENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS! YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE CEREMONY.

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WEEKLY WATER SITUATION REPORT MOOK

THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE IN THE reservoirs AS AT 9 A.M.

THIS ( MONDAY ) MORNING WAS 66.589 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 98.9 PER CENT OF THE FULL STORAGE CAPACITY OF 67,300 MILLION GALLONS.

AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE STORAGE STOOD AT 37,268 MILLION GALLONS.

PLOVER COVE HELD 50,411 MILLION GALLONS, SLIGHTLY LESS THAN

ITS FULL CAPACITY OF 50,500 MILLION GALLONS.*

A TRACE OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY

DURING THE PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY.

TOTAL RAINFALL SO FAR THIS YEAR STANDS AT 1,520.6 MM (59.87 IN). THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS TO 880.9 MM (34.68 IN).


OPEN WEEK AT QMH SCHOOL OF GENERAL NURSING ******

THE SCHOOL OF GENERAL NURSING AT QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL WILL HOLD AN OPEN WEEK BEGINNING AT 10 AM NEXT MONDAY (JUNE 30) TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES HOW STUDENT NURSES ARE TRAINED.

AS THE EVENT IS PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE TO SCHOOL LEAVERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN A NURSING CAREER, GROUP VISITS BY STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED.

PROJECTS AND MODELS PREPARED BY STUDENT NURSES WILL BE DISPLAYED, AND PAMPHLETS ABOUT GENERAL NURSE TRAINING IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED.

' THE OPEN WEEK WILL LAST SIX DAYS INCLUDING JULY 1, WHICH IS A GENERAL HOLIDAY. THE HOURS WILL BE FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM DAILY, BUT WILL BE CLOSED. AT 1 PM ON JULY 5 (SATURDAY).

NOTE TO EDITORS! YOU A<?E INVITED TO HAVE THE OPEN WEEK COVERED.

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WATERWORKS INSPECTOR RETIRING ******

A WATERWORKS INSPECTOR WHO STARTED THE TRAINING UNIT OF THE WATERWORKS OFFICE IN THE EARLY 196O’S IS RETIRING THIS MONTH.

HE IS CLASS I INSPECTOR ROY CURZON WHO HAS SERVED WITH THE WATERWORKS OFFICE FOR MORE THAN 22 YEARS.

MR. CURZON JOINED THE WATERWORKS OFFICE AS A CLASS II INSPECTOR IN 1953 AND WAS PROMOTED TO CLASS I IN 1966.

IN RECOGNITION OF HIS LONG AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE, THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR. BILL TUCKER, WIlC PRESENT MR. CURZON WITH A RETIREMENT GIFT ON BEHALF OF HIS COLLEAGUES ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26).

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE P.W.D. CONFERENCE ROOM, 21ST FL., MURRAY BUILDING AT 4 PM ON THURSDAY.

WATER CUT

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A NUMBER OF PREMISES ALONG MT. AUSTIN ROAD AND LUGARD ROAD ON THE PEAK WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR ABOUT EIGHT HOURS AS FROM 10 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 24).

THE TEMPORARY STOPPAGE IS TO FACILITATE A FRESH WATER MAINS CONNECTION IN THE AREA.

AFFECTED WILL BE NOS. 1038 MT. AUSTIN ROAD AND NOS. 25-34B LUGARD ROAD.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1975

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IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT PLANS TO SET UP RESEARCH SECTION TO CHECK ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ........................ 1

189 REDUNDANT TEACHERS REGISTERED WITH PLACEMENT SERVICE .. 3

THREE NEW PLB STANDS IN KWUN TONG TO OPEN ON FRIDAY ........ 4

M?. TERENCE SORBY, FORMER DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DIED IN ENGLAND ................................... 5

HEPATITIS CASES CONTINUE TO DECLINE DURING THE PAST FOUR

WEEKS ....................................

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PERSONAL HYGIENE KEY TO PREVENT ’RED EYE’ DISEASE .......... 7

LABOUR DEPARTMENT URGES JOB-SEEKERS TO BE CAUTIOUS ......... 8

DIRECTOR OF ROYAL OBSERVATORY TO MEET THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY 8

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. NEW IMMIGRATION SECTION PLANNED

TO CHECK ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT’S INVESTIGATION DIVISION IS STUDYING THE POSSIBILITY OF SETTING UP A RESEARCH SECTION TO STRENGTHEN ITS DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AGAINST THOSE WHO TRY TO SNEAK INTO HONG KONG ILLEGALLY.

THE TASK OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH SECTION WOULD BE TO MAINTAIN CLOSE LIASION WITH THE PUBLIC, POLICE AND OVERSEAS IMMIGRATION AGENCIES, AND TO CO-ORDINATE THE COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF INFORMATION TO OTHER SECTIONS OF THE DIVISION FOR ACTION.

ACCORDING TO MR. DAVID MILLS, HEAD OF THE INVESTIGATION DIVISION, THE NEED FOR SETTING UP A RESEARCH SECTION HAD BECOME MORE PRESSING IN THE LIGHT OF THE CURRENT POLITICAL CLIMATE IN THE REGION AND THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF KNOWN ILLEGAL ENTRIES WHICH AMOUNTED TO MORE THAN 14,000 LAST YEAR.

THE INVESTIGATION DIVISION HAD A MULTITUDE OF PROBLEMS TO DEAL WITH, HE SAID.

+WE ARE NOT ONLY DEALING WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO WANT TO SEEK GENUINE REFUGE HERE, BUT IN MANY CASES PEOPLE WANT TO SNEAK INTO HONG KONG TO MAKE QUICK MONEY.

+THE PROBLEM IS AGGRAVATED BY TRAVEL DOCUMENT FORGERY RINGS AND UNSCRUPULOUS RACKETEERS SMUGGLING PEOPLE INTO HONG KONG FOR LUCRATIVE PROFITS.

AT THE SAME TIME, MR. MILLS ADDED , THE DIVISION ALSO HAD PROBLEMS WITH SOME PEOPLE HOLDING BONA-FIDE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.

+IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR SOME PEOPLE TO SNEAK INTO HONG KONG WITHOUT GOING THROUGH NORMAL CLEARANCE PROCEDURE MAINLY BECAUSE IT IS CHEAPER TO DO S0.+

AS AN EXAMPLE, HE CITED THE CASE OF A TAIWANESE WHO WAS CAUGHT ENTERING HONG KONG ILLEGALLY BY SEA LAST YEAR, ALTHOUGH HE POSSESSED GENUINE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. THE MAN HAD OPTED NOT TO USE HIS DOCUMENTS SO AS TO SAVE ABOUT $300 - HALF THE NORMAL SEA PASSAGE FEE. IN THE END HE FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY THAT THE EFFORT WAS NOT WORTH THE RISK, MR. MILLS SAID.

MR. MILLS NOTED THAT THE GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING OF HONG KONG, LARGELY SURROUNDED BY SEA, MADE PREVENTION OF ILLEGAL ENTRY MORE DIFFICULT THAN IN TERRITORIES WITH ONLY LAND BORDERS.

DESPITE ALL THESE PROBLEMS, THE INVESTIGATION DIVISION HAS CHALKED UP CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS IN CHECKING ILLEGAL ENTRIES.

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ON THE AVERAGE, THE DIVISION RECEIVES FOR INVESTIGATION 25,000 REPORTS EVERY YEAR FROM THE PUBLIC, THE POLICE- AND THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT.

BASED ON THESE REPORTS, THE PROBES RESULT IN 3,000 PROSECUTIONS A YEAR.

PEOPLE BROUGHT BEFORE COURT ARE CHARGED WITH OFFENCES RANGING FROM ILLEGAL ENTRY AND OVERSTAYING TO WORKING WITHOUT PERMISSION AND MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS TO OBTAIN TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.

THE INVESTIGATION DIVISION HAS A COMPLEMENT OF 105 IMMIGRATION OFFICERS - MOSTLY IN PLAIN CLOTHES.

THE DIVISION IS MADE UP OF FIVE SECTIONS - THE GENERAL INVESTIGATIONS, OUTSIDE INVESTIGATIONS (HONG KONG ISLAND), OUTSIDE INVESTIGATIONS (KOWLOON AND NEW TERRITORIES), PROSECUTION AND REMOVALS, AND BACKLOG.

THE THREE INVESTIGATIONS SECTIONS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROBING CASES INVOLVING INFRINGEMENTS OF IMMIGRATION LAWS. OUTSIDE INVESTIGATORS ALSO MAKE REGULAR CHECKS ON NIGHTCLUBS, TRAVEL AGENCIES AND OTHER PLACES FREQUENTED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND OVERSTAYERS.

THE PROSECUTION AND REMOVAL SECTION IS CHARGED WITH THE DUTIES OF BRINGING OFFENDERS OF IMMIGRATION LAWS TO COURT AND TO REMOVE THOSE CONSIDERED NOT QUALIFIED TO REMAIN HERE.

THE BACKLOG SECTION, WHICH WAS SET UP FOLLOWING THE UPGRADING OF THE DIVISION IN DECEMBER 1973, INHERITED MORE THAN 6,000 CASES.

FOR THE PAST 16 MONTHS, IT HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB TO CLEAR THESE PENDING CASES BY INTER I EWING THE PEOPLE INVOLVED AND MAKING DETAIL CHECKS ON THEIR PARTICULARS.

MR. MILLS SAID IT WAS HOPED TO CLEAR THE BACKLOG BY OCTOBER. +IF THE TARGET IS MET BY THEN, THERE MIGHT BE STAFF AVAILABLE TO START RESEARCH SECTION WHICH WE NEED BADLY.+

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MORE REDUNDANT TEACHERS REGISTER WITH PLACEMENT SERVICE ******

THE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS SO FAR REGISTERED 189 OF THE 206 REDUNDANT TEACHERS IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

THE REMAINDER AND ANY OTHER WHO ARE ELIGIBLE CAN REGISTER WITH THE SERVICE BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THIS MONTH. THOSE TEACHERS WHO ARE KNOWN TO THE SERVICE TO BE REDUNDANT WILL BE RECEIVING REMINDERS ABOUT THIS BY MAIL IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.

MEANWHILE, THE SUPERVISORS OF AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHERE THERE WILL BE TEACHING VACANCIES IN SEPTEMBER ARE GIVING PARTICULARS OF SUCH VACANCIES IN THEIR SCHOOLS TO THE PLACEMENT SERVICE.

THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE SERVICE, MR. DAVID LEUNG, EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION TO THE SUPERVISORS CONCERNED FOR THEIR QUICK RESPONSE AND CO-OPERATION.

WHEN ALL THE REDUNDANT TEACHERS HAVE BEEN FOUND ALTERNATIVE POSTS, LISTS OF THE REMAINING VACANCIES IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL BE SENT TO THE PRINCIPALS OF THE THREE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION FOR THE INFORMATION OF THEIR STUDENTS.

+THESE LISTS WILL PROBABLY BE AVAILABLE SOME TIME IN AUGUST SINCE THE PLACEMENT OF REDUNANT TEACHERS WILL TAKE MORE THAN A MONTH TO COMPLETE,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO GIVE ACCURATE ADVANCE PREDICTION VACANCIES, BUT AS FAR AS CAN BE ASCERTAINED, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VACANCIES IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL BE AT LEAST 350 AND THAT IN AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL BE AT LEAST 100. POSTS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

+THE PROVISION OF THIS INFORMATION IN NO WAY CONSTITUTES ANY COMMITMENT ON THE PART OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO GUARANTEE APPOINTMENT OR JOB PLACEMENT,+THE SPOKESMAN EMPHASISED.

WHILE THE DEPARTMENT WAS SYMPATHETIC AND WAS DOING ALL IT COULD TO HELP THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION STUDENTS, THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT IT REMAINED THE RESPONSIBILTIY OF THE STUDENTS TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT ON THEIR OWN INITIATIVE.

THE PRINCIPALS OF THE THREE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DISPLAY LISTS OF VACANCIES PROMINENTLY ON NOTICE BOARDS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID: +LISTS OF AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOLS WHICH WILL BE OPENING NEW CLASSES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE COLLEGES FOR POSTING ON THE NOTICE BOARDS.

+IT IS NOT POSSIBLE AT PRESENT TO SAY IN WHICH SUBJECTS THE VACANCIES WILL OCCUR OR THE EXACT NUMBER OF VACANCIES WHICH WILL BE FILLED BY GRADUATES OR NON-GRADUATES IN INDIVIDUAL AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOLS.* .

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THREE NEW PLB STANDS IN KWUN TONG ******

THREE ALTERNATIVE STANDS IN KWUN TONG WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED FOR USE BY PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES ON FRIDAY (JUNE 27) TO REPLACE ONE WHICH IS TO BE CLOSED ON THE SAME DAY, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR SOME TIME PRIOR TO A MEETING THIS MORNING WITH FOUR PLB REPRESENTATIVES IN WHICH THEY ASKED FOR MORE ALTERNATIVE STANDS ADDITIONAL TO THE THREE ALREADY PLANNED, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE THREE NEW STANDS, WITH SPACES FOR 40 PLBS, ARE LOCATED IN CENTRAL KWUN TONG AND WILL REPLACE THE ONE, WITH ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER OF SPACES, ON KWUN TONG ROAD EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TUNG YAN STREET, HE SAID.

THIS KWUN TONG ROAD PLB STAND WILL BE CLOSED IN ORDER TO ENABLE WIDENING WORKS ON KWUN TONG ROAD TO BE CARRIED OUT, HE ADDED.

AT TODAY’S MEETING, THE PLB REPRESENTATIVES PUT FORWARD PROPOSALS FOR ADDITIONAL STANDS WHICH WOULD BE CAREFULLY EXAMINED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT PROVISION OF THE THREE ALTERNATIVE STANDS ALREADY ARRANGED WAS TO ENABLE PLB DRIVERS TO CONTINUE OPERATING WITH SUFFICIENT FACILITIES FOR PICKING UP AND SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS AT CONVENIENT SITES.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED, WHILE DISCUSSING THE CLOSURE OF THE KWUN TONG ROAD PLB STAND, HAVE BEEN WELL AWARE OF THE NEED FOR ALTERNATIVE STANDS ALTHOUGH THE BUSY TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IN KWUN TONG HAVE NOT LEFT MANY SUITABLE SITES FOR CONSIDERATION.

AFTER CAREFUL STUDY AND SITE VISITS, HE SAID, LOCATIONS FOR THE THREE ALTERNATIVE STANDS HAVE BEEN FOUND WHICH WILL BE CONVENIENT BOTH TO PASSENGERS AND PLB OPERATORS WHILE OTHER TRAFFIC IS UNLIKELY TO BE AFFECTED.

THESE SITES HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF ENABLING PLBS TO OPERATE WITH LITTLE INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, HE SAID.

THE THREE STANDS WILL BE AT THE FORMER METERED CAR PARK BEHIND NOS. 70-84 FU YAN STREET- THE LAY-BYE ON THE WEST SIDE OF FU YAN STREET OUTSIDE NOS. 10-38- AND IN YUET WAH STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH HIP WO STREET. TRAFFIC SIGNS HAVE BEEN POSTED AT THESE SITES PENDING THEIR OFFICIAL OPENING TO PLB USE ON FRIDAY.

THE CLOSING OF'THE KWUN TONG ROAD PLB STAND AND ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN DISCUSSED IN PREVIOUS MEETINGS WITH PLB OPERATORS AND WERE GENERALLY ACCEPTED.

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FORMER DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DIES M M * K M M

NEWS WAS RECEIVED FROM LONDON THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING OF THE DEATH OF MR. TERENCE DARE SORBY, CBE, FORMERLY DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

MR. SORBY DIED AT HIS HOME IN EDENBRIDGE, ENGLAND, ON SATURDAY (JUNE 21) MORNING. HE WAS 57. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE AND FOUR CHILDREN, TWO SONS AND TWO DAUGHTERS.

FUNERAL SERVICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT ST. LAWRENCE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, EDENBRIDGE, KENT, ENGLAND ON SATURDAY (JUNE 28).

MR. SORBY JOINED THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN 1946 AS AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, HE WAS FIRST APPOINTED TO THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT IN 1953 AND WAS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT DEPARTMENT FOR MOST OF HIS 24 YEARS WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

HE ALSO HELD THE POST OF COMMISSIONER OF LABOUR AND MINES AND SERVED ON THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD, TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD AND ON THE PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL.

MR. SORBY WAS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY IN 1966, A POST HE HELD UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1970. DURING HIS FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE IN THAT POST, HE WAS LARGELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE DEPARTMENT AND PLAYED A PROMINENT ROLE IN THE SETTING UP OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE AND THE HONG KONG EXPORT CREDIT INSURANCE CORPORATION.

FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT THAT SAME YEAR, MR. SORBY BECAME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 1973 WHEN HE RETIRED. HE WAS AWARDED THE CBE IN JUNE, 1973.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1975

HEPATITIS CASES CONTINUE TO DECLINE

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THE INCIDENCE OF VIRAL HEPATITIS CONTINUED TO DROP CONSIDERABLY DURING THE PAST FOUR WEEKS.

A TOTAL OF 42 CASES WERE NOTIFIED TO THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAST WEEK, COMPARED WITH 51 THE PREVIOUS WEEK AND 61 THE WEEK BEFORE. IT ALSO REPRESENTED A DROP OF ALMOST 50 PER CENT FROM THE 80 CASES NOTIFIED IN THE LAST WEEK OF MAY.

NO DEATHS CAUSED BY THE DISE WERE REPORTED IN THE FIRST THREE WEEKS OF JUNE. THERE WERE FIVE DEATHS IN MAY.

THE NUMBER OF VIRAL HEPATITIS CASES SO FAR THIS MONTH STOOD AT 154. THERE WERE 345 CASES IN MAY, 312 IN APRIL AND 160 IN MARCH.

STATISTICAL RETURNS ON OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY ALSO SHOWED DECREASES IN THE NOTIFICATION OF TYPHOID, CHICKENPOX AND BACILLARY DYSENTERY. RECORDS OF DIPHTHERIA AND POLIOMYELITIS WERE AGAIN CLEAR.

THERE WERE, HOWEVER, SLIGHT INCREASES IN THE INCIDENCE OF TUBERCULOSIS, FROM 542 TO 556.

OF THE 83 DEATHS RECORDED IN MAY, 78 WERE FROM TUBERCULOSIS AND THE REMAINING FIVE FROM VIRAL HEPATITIS.

HONG KONG STILL REMAINED FREE FROM CHOLERA AND OTHER QUARANTINABLE DISEASES DURING THE MONTH.

FOR MOST OF THE OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES THERE WERE NO APPRECIABLE VARIATIONS IN THE LEVEL OF NOTIFICATIONS.

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY ADVISED THE PUBLIC TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST THE SPREAD OF +RED EYE+ DISEASE, WHICH IS USUALLY PREVALENT DURING THE SWIMMING SEASON.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE DISEASE, CLINICALLY KNOWN AS ACUTE KERATO-CONJUNCTIVITIES, COULD BE PREVENTED BY OBSERVING THE SIMPLE RULES OF PERSONAL HYGIENE.

HE SAID THE COMMONEST MEANS OF SPREADING THE DISEASE IS THROUGH CONTACT, E.G. IN PUBLIC PLACES SUCH AS SWIMMING POOLS AND AMONG FAMILIES.

HE ADVISED THAT PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM THE DISEASE SHOULD, THEREFORE, STAY AWAY FROM PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS SO AS NOT TO SPREAD THE DISEASE.

IF A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY HAS CONTRACTED THE DISEASE, THE OTHER MEMBERS SHOULD TAKE CARE NOT TO USE HIS TOWELS OR HANDKERCHIEFS AND SHOULD PAY GREATER ATTENTION TO PERSONAL HYGIENE.

STATISTICS FROM THE TWO GOVERNMENT EYE CLINICS SHOWED THAT THE NUMBER OF +RED EYE+ CASES IN THE PAST FOUR WEEKS REMAINED NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR — AN AVERAGE OF 50 PER WEEK.

THE DISEASE IS OF ACUTE ONSET, CAUSING REDNESS AND SORENESS ON THE EYES, VARYING FROM SLIGHT IRRITATION TO SEVERE PAIN.

TREATMENT CONSISTS OF APPLICATION OF EYE DROPS OR . , OINTMENT ON THE EYES AS ADVISED BY ATTENDING DOCTORS.

AN EPIDEMIC OF +RED EYE+ DISEASE STRUCK HONG KONG IN 1971 WHEN MORE THAN 5,000 CASES WERE TREATED IN AUGUST ALONE.

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JOB-SEEKERS URGED TO BE CAUTIOUS

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THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. DAVID LIN, TODAY ADVISED JOB-SEEKERS, ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE LOOKING FOR THEIR FIRST JOB, TO BE CAUTIOUS.

HE SAID THERE HAD BEEN REPORTS RECENTLY ABOUT MALPRACTICES BY SOME UNSCRUPULOUS LIFE INSURANCE AGENTS ADVERTISING IN NEWSPAPERS FOR CLERICAL STAFF.

. IN SOME INSTANCES, SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WERE PERSUADED TO PURCHASE LIFE INSURANCE WITH THE COMPANY AND TO PAY SUMS OF MONEY WHICH THEY COULD ILL-AFFORD.

IN SOME INSTANCES, +SURETY+ MONEY WHICH THE CANDIDATE PAID AS A FORM OF GUARANTEE WHEN HE GOT HIS JOB WAS CONVERTED INTO PAYMENT OF INSURANCE PREMIA WITHOUT HIS CONSENT.

ALSO, AFTER A BRIEF PERIOD, THE NEW EMPLOYEE WAS ASKED TO GO OUT AND SELL LIFE INSURANCE - A JOB WHICH HE MIGHT NOT BE SUITABLE FOR. AS A RESULT HE WAS EITHER DISMISSED OR COMPELLED TO RESIGN.

MR. LIN POINTED OUT THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE EVERY NEW EMPLOYEE HAD THE RIGHT TO REQUEST FROM HIS EMPLOYER THE CONDITIONS REGARDING WAGES IN WRITING.

ANY MATERIAL CHANGE THEREAFTER COULD ONLY BE EFFECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE ORDINANCE.

MR. LIN POINTED OUT THAT ANY PERSON WHO NEEDED ADVICE ABOUT CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT AND EMPLOYMENT COULD APPROACH THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

A +MEET THE MEDIA* SESSION WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26) AT 4 P.M. IN THE G.I.S. THEATRE ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

ATTENDING THE MEETING WILL BE THE DIRECTOR OF ROYAL OBSERVATORY, MR. GORDON BELL.

YOU ARE INVITED TO HAVE THE MEETING COVERED. TELEVISION CREWS ARE ADVISED TO ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE AMPLE TIME TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT.

PRH 7

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1975

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FLEXIBILITY ESSENTIAL IN FERRY SERVICES TO MEET CHANGING PASSENGER DEMANDS ............................... 1

WATER CUT IN SHEK KIP MEI ...............................  2

HALF-FARE TRAIN TICKETS FOR STUDENTS IN SUMMER ........... 3

AMBULANCE SERVICES ANSWERED RECORD NUMBER OF CALLS LAST YEAR ..............................................   4

GYMNASTICS DAY FOR CHILDREN AT KAU U FONG THIS SUNDAY .. 4

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR. IAN MACPHERSON, TODAY STRESSED THE NEED FOR FLEXIBILITY IN FERRY SERVICES IN ORDER TO MEET CHANGING PASSENGER DEMANDS.

FERRY SERVICES, HE SAID, NEED TO BE SO PLANNED AS TO BEST SUIT PASSENGER DEMANDS AS A COMPLEMENT TO OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORT AND AS AN IMPORTANT MEANS OF REDUCING ROAD CONGESTION.

THE COMMISSIONER WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY IN WHICH MRS. MACPHERSON LAUNCHED A NEW TRIPLE-DECK FERRY +MAN HONG+ AT THE HONGKONG SHIPYARD. THE VESSEL IS OWNED BY THE HONGKONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY.

HE SAID NOT ALL FERRY ROUTES COULD BE PROFITABLE AND IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THE FLEET BE DEPLOYED AS EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THE BUSIER ROUTES COULD CROSS-SUBS ID ISE THE LESS BUSY BUT ESSENTIAL ONES.

+THIS, AND THE NEED FOR FLEXIBILITY TO MEET CHANGING DEMAND, IS SOMETHING THAT BOTH THE COMPANY AND THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED ARE WELL AWARE OF,+ HE SAID.

MR. MACPHERSON POINTED OUT THAT THE NEED FOR FLEXIBILITY WAS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO THE COMPANY AS THERE HAD BEEN A DROP IN PASSENGERS ON CERTAIN ROUTES SINCE THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL CAME INTO USE.

THE EFFECT OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY SYSTEM ON FERRY SERVICES HAS YET TO BE MEASURED ALTHOUGH THIS WILL BECOME CLEARER WHEN THE COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY REPORT IS AVAILABLE, HE ADDED.

+THERE IS, THEREFORE, AN OBVIOUS NEED TO PLAN SERVICES SO THAT THEY ARE BEST SUITED TO PASSENGER DEMANDS AS A COMPLEMENT TO OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORT AND AS A SIGNIFICANT MEANS OF REDUCING ROAD CONGESTION,* HE SAID.

THIS PLANNING, HE SAID, IS GOING ON TOGETHER WITH THE VITAL NEED TO PROVIDE SATISFACTORY PIER FACILITIES IN THE RIGHT PLACES. HE REASSURED THE COMPANY THAT, AS CONNECTING SERVICES TO PIERS, THERE WOULD BE 15 SEPARATE BUS ROUTES AT THE SHAM SHU I PO FERRY CONCOURSE, AND EIGHT ROUTES AT WESTERN.

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MR. MACPHERSON DESCRIBED THE NEW TRIPLE-DECK FERRY AS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A MULTI-PURPOSE VESSEL AND SAID IT WAS VERY ENCOURAGING TO SEE THE GO-AHEAD POLICY OF THE COMPANY DESPITE THE, UNCERTAINTIES

HE NOTED THAT A GROWING PHENOMENON WAS THE TREMENDOUS DEMAND FOR RECREATIONAL SERVICES AT WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AS WITNESSED BY THE IMMENSE POPULARITY OF THE COMPANY’S AMBITIOUS PROGRAMMES OF EXCURSION FERRY SERVICES.

THE LAUNCHING OF +MAN HONG+ BRINGS THE COMPANY’S TOTAL FLEET TO 86 WITH A TOTAL MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF ALMOST 50,000 PASSENGERS. THE FLEET RANGE FROM WATER TAXIS AND THE SPEEDY HOVERFERRIES TO THE BIG TRIPLE DECKERS, AND THE ROUTES VARY FROM THE FAST CROSSHARBOUR COMMUTER SERVICES TO THE REGULAR ROUTES SERVING THE MORE REMOTE AREAS OF HONG KONG.

NOTE TO ED I TORSs

COPIES OF MR. MACPHERSON’S SPEECH, IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, ARE'AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS PRESS ROOM, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 6TH FLOOR.

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WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN SHEK KIP MEI WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR FIVE HOURS FROM 1 A.M. ON FRIDAY (JUNE 27) TO ENABLE A TEST FOR LEAKAGE TO BE CARRIED OUT IN THE AREA.

AFFECTED WILL BE PERMISES BOUNDED BY TAI HANG TUNG ROAD, TONG YAM STREET, WOR CHAI STREET, AS WELL AS SHEK KIP MEI ESTATE BLOCKS 1 TO 8.

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HALF-FARE TRAIN TICKETS FOR STUDENTS

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STUDENTS TRAVELLING ORDINARY CLASS ON PASSENGER TRAINS WILL BE GIVEN A HALF-FARE CONCESSION DURING THE SUMMER VACATION STARTING NEXT WEDNESDAY (JULY 2).

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY, MR. REGINALD GREGORY SAID THE FARE CONCESSION, LIKE PREVIOUS YEARS, IS AIMED AT ENCOURAGING MORE YOUNGSTERS IN URBAN AREAS TO ORGANISE PICNICS AND OUTINGS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES DURING THE LONG VACATION.

♦AT THE SAME TIME,+ HE SAID, +YOUTHS IN RURAL AREAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO GO TO TOWN MORE FREQUENTLY TO TAKE PART IN ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY WELFARE AGENCIES.+

THE CONCESSION IS VALID BETWEEN JULY 2 AND AUGUST 29. ORDINARY HALF-FARE CHILD TICKETS OVERPRINTED WITH THE WORK +STUDENT+ WILL BE SOLD TO BONA-FIDE STUDENTS AT VARIOUS STATION, AND ONLY RETURN TICKETS VALID FOR THE DATE OF ISSUE WILL BE AVAILABLE.

THESE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD ON WEEKDAYS ONLY, AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

STUDENTS OVER-RIDING THE STATIONS FOR WHICH THEIR CONCESSION TICKETS WERE SOLD WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY HALF FARE PLUS 50 PER CENT FOR THAT PORTION OF THE JOURNEY FOR WHICH THEY DO NOT HOLD TICKETS.

AND THOSE FOUND TRAVELLING IN FIRST CLASS WITH ORDINARY CLASS HALF-FARE TICKETS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY ONE AND A HALF TIMES THE FULL FARE OF THE HIGHER CLASS LESS THE ORDINARY CLASS HALF-FARE. 1

WHEN PURCHASING THE HALF-FARE TICKETS, STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS SUCH AS SCHOOL PASS-BOOKS, OR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS TO VERIFY THEIR IDENTITY.

ON REQUEST, SUCH DOCUMENTS MUST ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY TICKET INSPECTORS ON THE TRAINS. ¥ •

THE CONCESSION MAY BE WITHDRAWN AT ANY TIME.

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BUSY YEAR FOR AMBULANCE SERVICES * * * * *

THE AMBULANCE COMMAND OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANSWERED A TOTAL OF 110,203 CALLS DURING THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR. -

ACCORDING TO THE 1974/75 ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, IT WAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF CALLS EVER RECORDED.

THE COMMAND RECEIVED 61,950 EMERGENCY CALLS AND 48,253 NON-EMERGENCY CALLS, MAKING A TOTAL OF 110,203 DURING 1974/75. THE FIGURE FOR 1973/74 WAS 105,127 SHOWING AN INCREASE OF NEARLY FIVE PER CENT DURING THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR.

THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF CALLS RECEIVED EACH DAY WAS ABOUT 300, BUT THE REPORT POINTED OUT THAT ON MANY OCCASIONS THE NUMBER OF CALLS THAT THE COMMAND RECEIVED FAR EXCEEDED THIS FIGURE.

THE AMBULANCE COMMAND HAS A FLEET OF 86 AMBULANCES AND THERE ARE NINE DEPOTS/STATIONS. THE REPORT REVEALED THAT FIVE MORE AMBULANCES WILL BE ADDED TO THE PRESENT FLEET AND MORE DEPOTS ARE DUE TO OPEN IN 1975/76.

DURING THE YEAR, A NUMBER OF NEW FACILITIES WERE INSTALLED IN ALL THE AMBULANCES INCLUDING PIPED OXYGEN, PORTABLE INCUBATORS AND PAIN-KILLING GAS.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, THE WORKLOAD OF THE AMBULANCE HAS BEEN INCREASING IN THE PAST YEARS. BETWEEN 1970/71 AND 1974/75, THERE WAS AN INCREASE OF 29 PER CENT IN EMERGENCY CALLS AND 48 PER CENT IN NON-EMERGENCY CALLS. THE NUMBER OF TOTAL CALLS HAS INCREASED BY 36 PER CENT AND THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS BY 47 PER CENT.

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ABOUT 500 CHILDREN IN CENTRAL WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO TAKE PART IN SOME GYMNASTIC EXERCISES THIS SUNDAY (JUNE 29) AT KAU U FONG WHEN IT IS TURNED INTO A PLAYSTREET.

THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FOUR DIFFERENT PROGRAMMES ON RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION. ABOUT 500 CHILDREN ARE EXPECTED TO TURN UP ON EACH OCCASION.

THE EVENT ON SUNDAY IS A JOINT VENTURE OF THE KAU U FONG PLAYSTREET COMMITTEE, THE RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICE (WESTERN), AND THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION.

STUDENTS AND STAFF OF NORTHCOTE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION WILL BE ON HAND TO GUIDE THE CHILDREN AND GIVE A GYMNASTIC DEMONSTRATION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1975

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BRITISH INDUSTRIALISTS SHOW KEEN INTEREST IN FACILITIES HONG KONG OFFERS ............................. 1

TSIM SHA TSUI TRAFFIC-FREE ZONE OPENS ON TUESDAY ........ 2

NEW WING ADDED TO SWD’S FANLING YOUTH HOSTEL  ........... 3

PROPERTY REVIEW 1975 NOW ON SALE AT $14'................. 3

DIRECTOR OF C AND I TO VISIT TWO FACTORIES IN TSING Yl AND TSUEN WAN ........................................... 4

SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS AND INFORMATION TO LAUNCH THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ...................... 5

PRESS CONFERENCE ON ANTI-SMUT PUBLICATIONS MEASURES ..... 5

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1975.

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BRITISH INDUSTRIALISTS GETTING THE MESSAGE O* KO

+HONG KONG HAS MUCH TO OFFER BRITISH INDUSTRY, AND IT BEGINS TO LOOK AS THOUGH WE ARE GETTING THE MESSAGE OVER TO BRITISH MANUFACTURERS,+ THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. JIMMY MCGREGOR, SAID TODAY.

MR. MCGREGOR WAS COMMENTING ON A REPORT, JUST RECEIVED, FROM THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION TEAM AT PRESENT TOURING BRITAIN.

THE TEAM, COMPRISING MR. ROY PORTER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AND MR. S.K. HO OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, SAY IN THEIR REPORT THAT INDUSTRIALISTS TO WHOM THEY HAVE TALKED SO FAR HAVE SHOWN KEEN INTEREST IN THE FACILITIES HONG KONG HAS TO OFFER.-

MR. PORTER AND MR. HO ARE IN BRITAIN FOR THREE WEEKS TALKING TO INDUSTRIALISTS IN LONDON, BIRMINGHAM AND IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ABOUT THE ADVANTAGES OF SETTING UP FACTORIES IN HONG KONG BY THEMSELVES OR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HONG KONG CONCERNS.

THE OPPORTUNITY TO +SELL+ HONG KONG WAS PROVIDED BY THE CONFEDERATION OF BRITISH INDUSTRIES WHICH ALSO INVITED SINGAPORE AND MALAYSIA TO TAKE PART IN A SERIES OF SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS ORGANISED BY THEM.

THE HONG KONG TEAM HAS NOW BEEN IN BRITAIN FOR TWO WEEKS AND HAS BEGUN A SEPARATE SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS WITH BRITISH INDUSTRIALISTS AT BOARDROOM LEVEL.

MR. PORTER REPORTS THAT SPECIAL INTEREST HAS BEEN SHOWN BY COMPANIES PRODUCING TOYS, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, THERMOPLASTIC CONTAINERS, MACHINE TOOLS, DIE CASTINGS AND ELECTRICAL ASSEMBLIES

MR. MCGREGOR SAID HE WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THIS INITIAL AND ENCOURAGING RESPONSE BY BRITISH FIRMS.

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PEDESTRIANS IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE ABLE TO WALK’ON HANOI ROAD AND CORNWALL AVENUE WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT TRAFFIC HAZARDS FROM NEXT TUESDAY (JULY 1) WHEN THESE TWO ROADS BECOME PEDESTRIAN PRECINCTS.

THE OPENING FOR THE ROADS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF PEDESTRIANS, SHOPPER AND TOURISTS SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, WILL BE MARKED BY A RIBBONCUTTING CEREMONY BY KA I FONG LEADERS ON TUESDAY MORNING.

VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE ROADS EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES SUCH AS FIRE ENGINES, POLICE CARS AND AMBULANCES. GOODS VEHICLES REQUIRING ACCESS TO SERVICE PREMISES ALONG THE ROADS WILL BE PERMITTED ENTRY ONLY BETWEEN 7 P.M. AND 11 A.M. THE NEXT DAY.

BENCHES AND FLOWER POTS ARE BEING PROVIDED AT KERBSIDES TO GIVE THE ROADS A FRESH ENVIRONMENTAL LOOK AS A LEISURE-CUM-SHOPPING PARADISE.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT SCHEME WOULD BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN KOWLOON AND WOULD BE TRIED OUT FOR SIX MONTHS, AFTER WHICH IT COULD BE MADE PERMANENT SHOULD IT PROVE SUCCESSFUL.

+IT IS IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S RECOGNITION OF THE NEED TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT IN BUILT-UP AREAS, AS THE PROVISION OF TRAFFIC-FREE STREETS WHERE PEOPLE COULD STROLL AND SHOP AT LEISURE AND IN SAFETY WOULD DO MUCH TO IMPROVE URBAN SURROUNDINGS.

+THE SCHEME IS SIMILAR TO THE ONE FOR CHATER ROAD, IN CENTRAL DISTRICT, THE CLOSURE OF WHICH TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON WEEKENDS, SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS HAS PROVED VERY POPULAR WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC,* HE SAID. THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT THE KOWLOON PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLES SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY WILL BE PERFORMED ON TUESDAY AT 11 A.M. AT HANOI ROAD BY MR. YU LOK-YAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE ' TSIMSHATSUI KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION-3 MR. CHAN KAM-CHING, THE VICE-CHAIRMAN-3 MR. ALAN LAU, A SHOP OWNER OF HANOI ROAD- AND OFFICIALS FROM THE YAU MA Tl CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DIVISION.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 11 A.M. ON TUESDAY.

COPIES OF A PHOTOGRAPH OF CORNWALL AVENUE ARE DISTRIBUTED IN THE G.I.S. PRESS BOXES FOR COLLECTION.

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NEW WING ADDED TO SWD’S FANLING YOUTH HOSTEL

MORE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO USE THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S ROTARY YOUTH HOSTEL AT FANLING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WITH THE RECENT COMPLETION OF A NEW WING.

THE EXTENSION, WHICH IS A TWO-STOREY BUILDING, DOUBLES THE DORMITORY ACCOMMODATION OF THE HOSTEL SO THAT 120 YOUNGSTERS CAN NOW USE IT AT ONE TIME.

THE MAIN HOSTEL WAS BUILT EIGHT YEARS AGO WITH FUNDS DONATED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG AFTER WHICH IT IS NAMED. THE CLUB HAS AGAIN CONTRIBUTED TOWARDS CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW WING, THIS TIME GIVING $80,000 WHILE THE LOTTERIES FUND PROVIDED $120,000.

ON SATURDAY, JUNE 28, THE NEW WING WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, AND THE CLUB’S IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT, MR. LAWRENCE FUNG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY WHICH BEGINS AT 3.30 P.M. ON SATURDAY.

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THE ROTARY YOUTH HOSTEL IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE FANLING RECREATION GROUND ON TAI PO ROAD, FANLING, ABOUT 200 YARDS FROM THE FANLING ROUNDABOUT.

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THE PROPERTY REVIEW 1975, WHICH CONTAINS DETAILED STATISTICAL INFORMATION AND COMMENT ON HONG KONG’S PROPERTY SITUATION, IS NOW ON SALE AT $14 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, STAR FERRY CONCOURSE, HONG KONG.

THE PUBLICATION WAS COMPILED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF RATING AND VALUATION AND INCLUDES FORECASTS TRENDS IN ALL SECTORS OF THE MARKET FOR BOTH 1975 AND 1976.

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO PROPERTY DEVELOPERS, ARCHITECTS AND SURVEYORS AS WELL AS THOSE INTERESTED IN HONG KONG’S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

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FACTORY VISITS BY DC AND I DIRECTOR

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. JIMMY MCGREGOR, WILL BE VISITING TWO FACTORIES TOMORROW (FRIDAY) — ONE ON TSI NG Yl ISLAND AND THE OTHER AT TSUEN WAN.

HE WILL FIRST CALL AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONTAINERS LTD. ON TSI NG Yl ISLAND, HONG KONG’S ONLY CONTAINER MANUFACTURING PLANT. IT PRODUCES BETWEEN 3,000 AND 4,000 CONTAINERS A YEAR, AND PLANS TO INCREASE ITS PRODUCTION CAPACITY TO 9,000 CONTAINERS A YEAR.

FROM INTERNATIONAL CONTAINERS LTD, MR. MCGREGOR WILL PROCEED TO SAM FAT HING STEEL FACTORY LTD. WHICH PRODUCES MACHINE AND ENGINE PARTS FOR CRANES, CONTAINERS, MOTOR VEHICLES, HYDROFOILS, ELECTRIC GENERATORS, INCINATORS AND TRACTORS AMONG OTHERS. THE COMPANY’S MAIN MARKET IS HONG KONG ALTHOUGH A FEW ITEMS ARE EXPORTED TO CANADA, ITALY, BRITAIN AND AUSTRALIA.

MR. MCGREGOR’S VISIT IS ANOTHER IN THE CONTINUING SERIES WHICH SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT MAKE REGULARLY TO FACTORIES TO KEEP THE DEPARTMENT IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS.

MR. MCGREGOR WILL SPEND ABOUT AN HOUR AT EACH OF THE FACTORIES. HE WILL ARRIVE AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONTAINERS LTD. AT 2.40 PM, AND AT THE SAM FAT HING STEEL FACTORY LTD. AT 4 PM.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE EVENT. INTERNATIONAL CONTAINERS LTD. IS SITUATED AT LOT 396 TSI NG Yl ISLAND, AND THE SAM FAT HING STEEL FACTORY IS AT 72-76 TEXACO ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, TSUEN WAN.

THE DC AND I’S PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, MR. GERRY XAVIER, WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST YOUR REPRESENTATIVES.

A VAN, NO. AM 2154, WILL TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM THE FACTORIES. THE VAN WILL LEAVE THE OLD KOWLOON SUB-POOL (BEHIND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE) AT 1.30 PM SHARP. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO BE ON TIME.

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME BEGINS TOMORROW

THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS AND INFORMATION, MR. DENIS BRAY WILL LAUNCH THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE GIS THEATRE AT BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 5TH FLOOR.

ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE MR. STEPHEN LAW .CHI-KIN OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT- MR. DAVID COMBES. CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH RECREATION3 AND MISS HELEN LAU OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF

OF THIS

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A TEA PARTY IN THE HONG KONG VOLUNTEERS OFFICERS’ MESS ON THE SECOND OF BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. THIS PARTY WILL BE ATTENDED BY YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

FLOOR ORGANISERS

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND BOTH THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND THE TEA PARTY.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR. DENIS BRAY, WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 12 NOON TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE THEATRE OF THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, FIFTH FLOOR.

HE WILL TALK ABOUT OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS AND NEW LEGISLATION TO DEAL WITH THEM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND.

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CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TOUGH NEW CONTROLS PROPOSED ON PORNOGRAPHIC PUBLICATIONS .. 1

MASSIVE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME LAUNCHED .................... 4

MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION YOUNGSTERS TO TAKE PART IN SUMMER-HOL I DAY EVENTS....................................... 5

HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT EXPANDING AGAIN ........... 7

STRONG LOCAL TEAM FORMED FOR THIRD ROUND OF EEC TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS ................................................. 8

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TENDERS CALLED FOR PRELIMINARY WORK IN ABERDEEN SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT PROJECT ...................................... 9

SECONDARY SCHOOLS URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW CURRICULUM FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY FORMS .................................. 10

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PREPARATORY WORK ON KWUN TONG MTR STATION DUE TO START IN SEPTEMBER ................................................... 12

PLANS FOR VILLAGE-TYPE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN AT SHA TAU KOK 12

STRICTER CONTROLS PROPOSED ON SALE OF UNCOMPLETED FLATS ... 13

MAN WA LANE IN CENTRAL TO DE CLOSED FOR SIX MONTHS .......... 14

SEMINAR ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH ........ 15

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STIFFER PENALTIES FOR SMUT PUBLISHERS

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED TOUGH NEW ANTI-PORNOGRAPHY LEGISLATION CARRYING FINES OF UP TO $100,000 AND PRISON TERMS OF UP TO THREE YEARS.

THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION ALSO GIVES THE COURTS POWER TO CONFISCATE PRINTING AND OTHER EQUIPMENT USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THE LEGISLATION HAD BEEN DESIGNED TO FIGHT ALL FORMS OF PORNOGRAPHY - WITH SPECIAL PROVISIONS TO DEAL WITH THE SEX-AND-VIOLENCE COMIC BOOKS ON OPEN SALE TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN HONG KONG.

THE FAR-REACHING MEASURES ARE CONTAINED IN THE OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS BILL 1975 PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE, AND SCHEDULED TO GO TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL NEXT WEDNESDAY.

THE BILL, IF APPROVED, WILL REPLACE THE INDECENT EXHIBITIONS ORDINANCE, WHICH CARRIES A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5,000 AND A MAXIMUM GAOL TERM OF SIX MONTHS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE PROVISIONS OF THE OLD ORDINANCE WERE NOW CONSIDERED TO BE INADEQUATE GENERALLY, AND PARTICULARLY' IN VIEW OF THE MARKED INCREASE IN PORNOGRAPHY AIMED AT JUVENILES - DEFINED AS PEOPLE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE.

+THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT SOME PORN PEDLARS WOULD CONSIDER A $5,000 FINE AS PART OF THEIR OVERHEADS,* HE SAID. +THE PORNOGRAPHIC BUSINESS HAS BECOME SO LUCRATIVE THAT SUCH FINES HAVE CEASED TO HAVE ANY DETERRENT EFFECT.

. +THIS WAS THE THINKING BEHIND INCREASING NOT ONLY THE FINES, BUT IN SUBSTANTIALLY RAISING THE MAXIMUM PRISON TERM TO THREE YEARS.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS ESPECIALLY CONCERNED AT THE MUSHROOMING OF THE NUMBER OF COMIC BOOKS AVAILABLE IN HONG KONG WHICH EMPHASISED THE EXTREMES OF VIOLENCE, SADISM AND SEX.

+THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THESE COMICS CAN CAUSE IMMENSE HARM TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM CLEARLY HAVE NO REGARD FOR COMMUNITY VALUES,* HE SAID.

+PUBLIC OPINION IS OVERWHELMINGLY IN FAVOUR OF ERADICATING THESE PUBLICATIONS FROM OUR SOCIETY.*

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ONE OF THE DEFICIENCES OF THE INDECENT EXHIBITIONS ORDINANCE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID,- WAS THE LEGAL DIFFICULTY IN SOME CASES IN PROVING THAT MATERIAL IN COMIC BOOKS - ALTHOUGH OBVIOUSLY IN BAD TASTE AND UNDESIRABLE - WAS INDECENT, OBSCENE, REVOLTING OR OFFENSIVE UNDER THE MEANING OF THE ORDINANCE.

+THIS IS WHY SPECIAL PROVISION HAS BEEN MADE IN THE NEW LEGISLATION TO COVER THIS AREA,* HE EXPLAINED.

THE OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS BILL 1975 DEFINES AN OBJECTIONABLE ARTICLE AS ONE WHICH CONSISTS OF OR CONTAINS ANY INDECENT, OBSCENE, REVOLTING OR OFFENSIVE MATTER.

IT ALSO CLASSIFIES AS INDECENT, ADVERTISEMENTS RELATING TO DISEASES, COMPLAINTS AND INFIRMITIES ARISING FROM SEXUAL INTERCOURSE, EXCEPT WHEN SUCH AN ARTICLE APPEARS IN A BONA FIDE MEDICAL PUBLICATION.

THE BILL HAS A SPECIAL CLAUSE RELATING TO ARTICLES INTENDED FOR, OR LIKELY TO BE READ BY JUVENILES WHICH PORTRAY THE COMMISSION OF CRIME IN SUCH A WAY AS TO:

X CREATE SYMPATHY FOR OR EXTOL THE CRIMINAL

X PROMOTE DISTRUST OF OR CREATE DISRESPECT FOR THE INSTITUTIONS ENTRUSTED WITH THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAW AND ORDER, AND

X INSPIRE OR ENCOURAGE PERSONS TO IMITATE CRIMINALS

THIS SPECIAL CLAUSE ALSO RELATES TO ARTICLES WHICH DEPICT:

# ACTS OF EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE OR CRUELTY, TORTURE OR OTHER PHYSICAL AGONY

X ACTS OF A REPULSIVE OR HORRIBLE NATURE OR WHICH TEND TO DEPRAVE

* SEDUCTION, RAPE OR SEXUAL PERVERSION

X THE COMMISSION OF CRIME, ACTS OF VIOLENCE, CRUELTY, OR MATTERS OF A REPULSIVE OR HORRIBLE NATURE IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE STORY AS A WHOLE WOULD TEND TO CORRUPT A JUVENILE.

+THESE PROVISIONS ARE ESPECIALLY DESIGNED TO CATCH THE MORE OBJECTIONABLE LITERATURE INTENDED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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UNDER THE BILL, THOSE LIABLE ARE PEOPLE WHO PUBLISH OBJECTIONABLE LITERATURE, WHETHER OR NOT FOR GAIN, THOSE WHO HAVE IT IN THEIR POSSESSION FOR PUBLICATION FOR GAIN AND ANYONE IMPORTING SUCH LITERATURE FOR PUBLICATION FOR GAIN WHETHER OR NOT THE PERSON IMPORTING KNOWS IT IS OBJECTIONABLE. THERE IS- A WIDE DEFINITION OF ’’PUBLISH”, WHICH INCLUDES THE LOAN FOR GAIN OF OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL.

THE BILL ALSO MAKES EQUIPMENT AND APPARATUS USED IN THE PRODUCTION OF PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL OF ANY KIND LIABLE TO FORFEITURE BY A MAGISTRATE.

UNDER THE EXISTING LAW, THE ONLY EQUIPMENT WHICH MAY BE FORFEITED IS A PROJECTOR USED FOR SHOWING OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE FORFEITURE CLAUSE WOULD GIVE THE PROPOSED BILL FURTHER ’’TEETH” IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PORNOGRAPHY. ♦OBVIOUSLY, IN SOME CASES FORFEITURE MIGHT INVOLVE EQUIPMENT, SUCH AS PRINTING PRESSES, CAMERAS AND THE LIKE, WORTH MANY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS,* HE ADDED.

ALSO PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY IS THE SUMMARY OFFENCES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 3) BILL 1975, RELATING TO INDECENT PUBLIC LIVE PERFORMANCES.

THIS IS A SECTION TAKEN FROM THE INDECENT EXHIBITIONS ORDINANCE WHICH MAKES IT AN OFFENCE TO TAKE PART IN OR PUT ON OR MANAGE A PUBLIC LIVE PERFORMANCE WHICH IS OF AN INDECENT, OBSCENE, REVOLTING OR OFFENSIVE NATURE.

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HOME AFFAIRS SECRETARY OPENS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME j

PRAISES EFFORTS OF ALL INVOLVED •

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MR. DENIS BRAY, SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS AND INFORMATION, TODAY THANKED ORGANISERS OF THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION IN MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR MORE THAN TWO MILLION . ? YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENJOY THIS +TRADITIONAL, ANNUAL EVENT.+

HE WAS SPEAKING AT AN INFORMAL CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE PROGRAMME. H

IT WILL GATHER MOMENTUM AS SCHOOLS CLOSE IN THE EARLY PART OF JULY FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS. MR. BRAY SAID:

. +ON-BEHALF OF THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH I

RECREATION, I WELCOME YOU ALL TO THIS INFORMAL GATHERING WHICH MARKS THE OPENING OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME 1975.

+THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME IS NOW A TRADITIONAL, ANNUAL EVENT IN THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AS A WHOLE, AND IS THE SOURCE FOR A WIDE RANGE OF RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.

+THE GROWTH OF THE PROGRAMME HAS BEEN MOST ENCOURAGING. IN THE FIRST FULLY CO-ORDINATED SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME STAGED IN 1969, ABOUT 500,000 YOUNG PEOPLE TOOK PART. BY 1974, THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS HAD INCREASED TO WELL OVER 1,500,000 AND THIS YEAR IT :

IS ESTIMATED THAT THE NUMBERS INVOLVED ARE LIKELY TO EXCEED 2,000,000. CLEARLY WE HAVE NOT YET REACHED THE LIMITS TO WHICH THIS PROGRAMME SHALL BE EXTENDED.

+THE TREMENDOUS RANGE OF ACTIVITIES PROVIDED, CAN ONLY GO i

ON BECAUSE OF THE DEDICATED ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS WHO PUT SO MUCH OF THEIR TIME AND EFFORT INTO RUNNING THE PROGRAMME. THEIR WORK IS !

SUSTAINED AND AIDED BY KA I FONG AND OTHER LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO CONTRIBUTE IN MANY WAYS TO THIS PROGRAMME BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THE END OBJECT IS SIMPLY TO DO SOMETHING REAL FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

+T0 ALL OF YOU HERE PRESENT I OFFER MY SINCERE THANKS FOR j

YOUR CO-OPERATION IN THIS VERY WORTHWHILE PROJECT AND HOPE THAT AS REPRESENTATIVES OF MANY OF THE ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED, YOU WILL TAKE THESE GOOD WISHES BACK TO YOUR COLLEAGUES ON MY BEHALF. )

+NOW THAT THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME IS JUST ABOUT TO START, IT I

GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO WISH YOU ALL ’EVERY SUCCESS’ IN THE SUMMER MONTHS TO COME.+ I

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WIDER SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES THAN EVER BEFORE AIM: MEANINGFUL RECREATIONAL OUTLETS ******

A VAST SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO PUT LEISURE TO CONSTRUCTIVE USE BY MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE GETS UNDERWAY IN A FEW DAYS.

WITH SOME PARTICIPANTS TAKING PART IN MORE THAN ONE ACTIVITY, THIS YEAR’S SERIES OF SUMMER-HOLIDAY EVENTS, SEEN AS A WHOLE, WILL ATTRACT AN ATTENDANCE OF MORE THAN TWO MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE — A RECORD IN THE HISTORY OF SUCH PROGRAMMES.

THE PLANNING AND CARRYING OUT OF THIS EXERCISE IS A JOINT EFFORT BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE BRITISH FORCES, AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES. PARTICIPANTS ARE AGED BETWEEN EIGHT AND 25.

THE PROGRAMME WILL BEGIN IN JULY IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ENDING OF THE CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR, AND WILL CONTINUE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST, OR JUST BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR IN SEPTEMBER.

IN ADDITION TO A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, 32 VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, REPRESENTED BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE PROGRAMME.

MORE THAN 30,000 VOLUNTEERS WILL BE INVOLVED - YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN FROM MANY WALKS OF LIFE WHO HAVE AGREED TO GIVE UP SOME OF THEIR SPARE TIME TO HELP SUPERVISE THE PROGRAMME EFFECTIVELY.

BRITISH FORCES IN HONG KONG, WHICH HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRAMME SINCE ITS INCEPTION SOME YEARS AGO, WILL AGAIN BE TAKING PART BY PROVIDING AND RUNNING A THREE-WEEK CAMP.

MONEY FOR THE PROGRAMME HAS COME FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, WHICH DONATED $1.54 MILLION THIS YEAR COMPARED WITH LAST YEAR’S $1.4 MILLION, AND FROM THE GOVERNMENT. MANY ITEMS INCLUDE A NOMINAL FEE TO BE MET BY PARTICIPANTS.

THE PROGRAMME HAS FOUR MAIN OBJECTIVES :-

* TO ENCOURAGE ALL YOUNG PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN MEANINGFUL RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

* TO HELP THEM DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND INDIVIDUAL INTERESTS.

* TO HELP THEM DEVELOP A SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM IN COMMUNITY SERVICE.

* TO GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE A BREAK FROM THEIR CROWDED LIVING CONDITIONS AND HEAVY WORK LOAD AND A CHANCE TO ENJOY A FEW CARE-FREE HOURS OF PLAY AND PLEASURE.

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THE ORGANISERS AGREE THAT SUCH OUTLETS ARE NEEDED BY STUDENTS AND YOUNG WORKERS WHO HAVE DURING THE YEAR TO SPEND MUCH OF THEIR TIME AND ENERGY ON EITHER WORK OR STUDY.

THE PROGRAMME, SPREAD OVER NEARLY TWO MONTHS, WILL INCLUDE NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES GROUPED UNDER TWO MAIN HEADS - OUTDOOR AND INDOOR.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE CAMPING, CANOEING, HIKING, EXCURSIONS, LAUNCH PICNICS, SPORTS AND GAMES, ANFD FUN FAIRS.

OUTDOOR ITEMS INTENDED TO ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO COMMUNITY SERVICE WHILE AT THE SAME TIME ENJOYING THEMSELVES WILL INCLUDE WORK CAMPS, ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGERS IN REMOTE AREAS (FOR EXAMPLE, BY HELPING THEM CONSTRUCT A FOOTPATH), SERVICE TO THE AGED AND HANDICAPPED (FOR EXAMPLE, BY ATTENDING TO THE NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY IN A HOME FOR THE AGED), AND BOOK SCHEMES (BY WHICH, FOR A NOMINAL SUM, OR FREE, READING MATERIAL IS EXCHANGED).

INDOOR ACTIVITIES WILL COMPRISE VARIOUS TRAINING COURSES DESIGNED TO CONVERT LEISURE INTO A PLEASANT WAY OF LEARNING SOMETHING USEFUL, SEMINARS, TALKS, INTEREST GROUPS, RECREATIONAL CLUBS AND CENTRES, VARIETY SHOWS, COMPETITIONS AND MATCHES, AND EXHIBITIONS OF ART AND HANDICRAFTS.

MOST OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAMME ARE COMING FROM SCHOOLS THROUGH APPLICATION TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. BUT CITY DISTRICT OFFICES, COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS, COMMUNITY CENTRES AND THE KA I FONG ASSOCIATIONS ARE ALSO HELPING INDIVIDUALS, SUCH AS YOUNG WORKERS, TO JOIN.

BRITISH FORCES ARE ORGANISING A YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMP FOR 120. THE CAMP WILL LAST FROM JULY 20 TO AUGUST 9. CAMPERS WILL STAY AT THE KAI TAK ROYAL AIR FORCE BARRACKS, BUT WILL BE TRAINED AT SAI KUNG.

THE CAMP WILL INVOLVE HILL-CLIMBING, CANOEING, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS THE PROVISION OF FIRST-AID. PARTICIPANTS MUST KNOW HOW TO SWIM, AND MUST BE AGED BETWEEN 18 AND 20.'

AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, PROMINENT MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL, FROM TIME TO TIME DURING THE PROGRAMME, VISIT PARTICIPANTS AT THE SCENE OF THEIR ACTIVITIES TO SEE HOW THEY ARE GETTING ON AND TO PROVIDE ENCOURAGEMENT.

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INDUSTRIAL JOINT VENTURES THRIVE IN HONG KONG M * * M H #

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. JIMMY MCGREGOR, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT HE WAS POSITIVE THAT HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT WAS AGAIN EXPANDING.

HE ALSO SAID THAT JOINT VENTURES BETWEEN LOCAL AND FOREIGN FIRMS COULD CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO INDUSTRIAL GROWTH.

MR. MCGREGOR MADE THE REMARKS DURING A VISIT TO TWO INDUSTRIAL CONCERNS THIS AFTERNOON - THE INTERNATIONAL CONTAINERS LTD. AND THE SAM FAT HING STEEL FACTORY LTD.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT HAD BEEN FOR MANY YEARS PROMOTING, AND WAS STILL PROMOTING, SUCH PARTNERSHIPS IN OUR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES. HE SAID THERE WAS A GOOD RECORD OF SUCCESSFUL JOINT VENTURES IN HONG KONG.

MR. MCGREGOR CALLED FIRST AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONTAINERS LTD., A JOINT HONG KONG •— AUSTRALIA VENTURE SITUATED ON TSI NG Yl ISLAND.

THE PLANT PRODUCES BETWEEN 3,000 AND 4,000 CONTAINERS A YEAR, AND HAS PLANS TO INCREASE ITS OUTPUT TO ABOUT 9,000 A YEAR. IT IS THE ONLY FACTORY OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONG.

MR. MCGREGOR SAID THAT THE MANUFACTURE OF CONTAINERS IS AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT INDUSTRY FOR HONG KONG GIVEN OUR HEAVY RELIANCE ON EXPORT TRADE AND THE RAPID CONVERSION OF SEA-BORNE AND AIR-BORNE TRAFFIC FROM CONVENTIONAL CARRIAGE TO CONTAINERS.

THE INDUSTRY WAS ALSO HEAVIER IN CHARACTER THAN MOST OTHERS IN HONG KONG AND EMPLOYED A FAIRLY HIGH PROPORTION OF MALE WORKERS, HE SAID.

+IT IS THE SORT OF INDUSTRY WHICH, IN MY OPINION, COULD WELL BE LOCATED SUCCESSFULLY IN OUR PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL ESTATES,* HE SAID.

MR. MCGREGOR SPENT OVER AN HOUR AT THE CONTAINER FACTORY. HE WAS SHOWN ROUND THE PREMISES BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR. R.H. ASH, AND MR. PAUL LIM, SUB-MANAGER OF CHIAP HUA MANUFACTORY, THE LOCAL PARTNERS IN THE JOINT ENTERPRISE.

AT THE SAM FAT HING STEEL FACTORY LTD. - THE SECOND STOP OF THE DAY - MR. MCGREGOR SAW WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS +A GOOD EXAMPLE* OF THE MANY HUNDREDS OF METAL PROCESSING FACTORIES WHICH PROVIDE HONG KONG INDUSTRY WITH SUBSTANTIAL ENGINEERING CAPABILITY AND STRENGTH.

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HE SA,D» THAT THE engineering INDUSTRY HERE HAD GREAT POTENTIAL FOR EXPANSION IN THE YEARS AHEAD. +REALISATION OF THIS POTENTIAL,* HE CONTINUED, +MUST, IN MY VIEW, BE’ ENCOURAGED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW YEARS BE AGGRESSIVE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION ON THE ONE HAND AND BY AN EXPANSION OF INDUSTRIALLY-TRAINED YOUNG PEOPLE WITHIN THE TECHNICAL TRAINING SYSTEM ON THE OTHER•+

EVERY INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG, HE SAID, RELIED TO A GREATER OR LESSER EXTENT ON ENGINEERING SKILLS. * WKuATtR OR

TA. t-MTR*..^1CGREG0R ADDED : +WE HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF ENGINEERING TALENT WHICH DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE FULLY UTILISED. I AM SURE WE ARE GOING TO SEE A SUBSTANTIAL EXPANSION OF ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES IN HONG KONG DURING THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CONCEPT HAS GREAT RELEVANCE TO ENGINEERING-BASED INDUSTRIES.*

MR. MCGREGOR WAS MET ON ARRIVAL AT THE SAM FAT HING STEEL FACTORY BY THE PROPRIETOR, MR. LAM TSOON-FAI.

THE FACTORY PRODUCES MACHINES AND MACHINE PARTS FOR CRANES Kt:HYDR0F0ILS’ ”CITY

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STRONG TEAM FOR THIRD ROUND OF EEC TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS M H M X « M

HONG KONG IS FIELDING A STRONG TEAM FOR THE THIRD ROUND OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EEC ON A NEW TEXTILE AGREEMENT.

THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO START ON JULY 7 IN BRUSSELS.

THE DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. J.D. MCGREGOR, ANNOUNCED TODAY THE APPOINTMENT OF SIX MEMBERS OF THE TEXTILE ADVISORY BOARD AS INDUSTRIAL ADVISERS TO THE SIX-MEMBER OFFICIAL HONG KONG DELEGATION.

THEY ARE s THE HON. FRANCIS Y.H. TIEN, MR. JACK TANG, MR. B.I. BARLOW, MR. FRANK LIN, MR. PHILIP LAI AND MR. STEPHEN CHEONG.

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION IS LED BY MR. LAWRENCE MILLS, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, WHO IS ALREADY IN EUROPE.

MR. PETER TSAO, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, WILL LEAVE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO JOIN HIM, AND THE REST OF THE DELEGATION WILL FOLLOW NEXT WEEK. THE DELEGATION WILL ALSO BE SUPPORTED BY SENIOR OFFICIALS FROM THE BRUSSELS OFFICE OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

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$379 MILLION DEFICIT RECORDED IN 1974/75 MHO#

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1974/75 SHOW A TOTAL DEFICIT OF $379.8 MILLION, SLIGHTLY LESS THAN THE $410 MILLION DEFICIT PREDICTED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY IN HIS BUDGET SPEECH.

TOTAL REVENUE FOR THE YEAR AMOUNTED TO $5,875.3 MILLION. THIS IS $634.5 MILLION MORE THAN IN 1973/74, LARGELY AS A RESULT OF COLLECTIONS IN RESPECT OF INTERNAL REVENUE WHICH TOTALLED $2,604.5 MILLION DURING THE YEAR -- $335.1 MILLION MORE THAN IN 1973/74.

TOTAL EXPENDITURE DURING THE YEAR AMOUNTED TO $6,255.2 MILLION WHICH WAS $1,086 MILLION MORE THAN IN 1973/74 MAINLY BECAUSE OF INCREASED SPENDING ON PERSONAL EMOLUMENTS AND PROJECTS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME.

THE ACCOUNTS FOR MARCH, THE LAST MONTH OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR, SHOWED A DEFICIT OF $31.6 MILLION, COMPARED WITH A DEFICIT OF $438.8 MILLION FOR THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

THE DIFFERENCE IS DUE MAINLY TO THE PAYMENT IN MARCH 1974 OF $300 MILLION TO THE MASS TRANSIT FUND AND THE RECEIPT OF ALMOST $94 MILLION IN REVENUE IN MARCH THIS YEAR FROM THE MASS TRANSIT FUND IN ADJUSTMENT OF PAYMENTS PREVIOUSLY MADE FOR STAFF COSTS AND PRE-CONSTRUCTION WORK.

TOTAL REVENUE FOR THE MONTH AT $648.7 MILLION WAS $178.2 MILLION MORE THAN IN MARCH 1974. TOTAL EXPENDITURE FOR THE MONTH AMOUNTED TO $680.2 MILLION WHICH WAS $229.1 MILLION LESS THAN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE TRANSFER OF $300 MILLION TO THE MASS TRANSIT FUND IN MARCH 1974.

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SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT FOR ABERDEEN « W a #

A 125-METRE-LONG SEAWALL WILL BE BUILT TO FRONT SOME 6,000 SQUARE METRES OF RECLAIMED LAND IN ABERDEEN.

THE RECLAMATION IS TO PROVIDE LAND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ABERDEEN SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT, THE SUBMARINE OUTFALL AND THE ASSOCIATED ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND STAFF QUARTERS.

THE ABOVE WORKS FORM PART OF THE PROJECT FOR THE ABERDEEN SEWAGE DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT SCHEME. WORK ON THE SCHEME HAD ALREADY BEGUN LAST SEPTEMBER WITH THE LAYING OF A 900-METRE LONG INTERCEPTING SEWER. WHEN THE SCHEME IS COMPLETED, SEWAGE FROM ABERDEEN DISTRICT WILL BE INTERCEPTED BY A TRUNK SEWER AND CONVEYED TO THE TREATMENT PLANT FOR PROPER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL.

TENDERS ARE NOW BEING CALLED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SEAWALL. WORK IS EXPECTED TO COMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR AND TAKE 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS URGED TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW CURRICULUM M * M * « K

THE NEW CURRICULUM FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY FORMS WILL BE INTRODUCED THIS SEPTEMBER ON A TRIAL BASIS SO THAT IT CAN BE THOROUGHLY TESTED, EVALUATED AND MODIFIED IN THE LIGHT OF CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REITERATED TODAY.

+SCHOOL PARTICIPATION IN THE TRY-OUT IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY, THOUGH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS ENCOURAGING AS MANY SCHOOLS AS POSSIBLE TO TRY OUT AT LEAST ONE SUBJECT,+ HE STRESSED.

THE SPOKESMAN WAS CLARIFYING A NUMBER OF POINTS RAISED BY THE HONG KONG TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION PUBLISHED EARLIER THIS WEEK IN SOME NEWSPAPERS.

THE ASSOCIATION HAS ASKED THE DEPARTMENT TO DELAY THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW CURRICULUM ON THE GROUNDS THAT TEACHERS HAD NOT HAD TIME TO STUDY THE PRELIMINARY GUIDE AND WERE NOT YET TRAINED IN PRESENTING NEW APPROACHES IMPLICIT IN THE CURRICULUM, THAT SCHOOLS HAD INSUFFICIENT FACILITIES, AND THAT THERE WERE INSUFFICIENT TEXTBOOKS APPROPRIATE TO THE NEW COURSES.

THE ASSOCIATION ALSO CALLED FOR THE ABOLITION OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY BECAUSE, IN ADDITION TO LACK OF WORKSHOPS AND FACILITIES, THE SUBJECT WAS IRRELEVANT TO THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS' OTHER THAN THOSE INTENDING TO SERVE APPRENTICESHIPS IN WOODWORK OR METALWORK. .

+THESE OBSERVATIONS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID, +APPEAR TO INDICATE SOME misunderstanding.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FOR YOUR INFORMATION, SOME OF THE POINTS IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S REPLY TO THE ASSOCIATION WHICH MAY BE OF GENERAL INTEREST ARE GIVEN BELOW s-

« THE TRY-OUT PATTERN IN THE PRELIMINARY GUIDE TO SCHOOLS IS A NORMAL APPROACH TO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND MOST COUNTRIES CONSIDER THE TRIAL STAGE TO BE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL. COPIES OF THE PRELIMINARY GUIDE GIVING FULL DETAILS OF THE TRIAL PROCESS HAD BEEN ISSUED TO ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN’ENGLISH AND CHINESE.

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H NEW TYPES OF TEXTBOOK AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL WILL BE DEVELOPED DURING THE TRIAL PERIOD AS THE RESULT OF CLOSE COLLABORATION BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHERS AND THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, AND EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO HAVE THESE READY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FINAL VERSIONS OF FORM 1 SYLLABUSES IN 1977. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT OF THE TRIAL PROCESS AND IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE THAT THE MATERIAL PRODUCED IS BOTH RELEVANT AND CONDUCIVE TO ENLIGHTENED TEACHING. THE ALTERNATIVE -TO WAIT UNTIL TEXTBOOKS WERE READY BEFORE TRYING OUT THE CURRICULUM - WOULD IN EFFECT FIX THE CONTENT AND APPROACH OF THE CURRICULUM BEFORE IT HAD BEEN TESTED.

K SHORT COURSES OF IN-SERVICE TRAINING WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR TEACHERS OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS AND A CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP WILL BE ESTABLISHED WITH THE SCHOOLS BY THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE IN ORDER TO HELP TEACHERS ADAPT TO THE NEW APPROACH.

M THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE HAS ENDORSED THE PROPOSAL FOR A STRONG ELEMENT OF PRACTICAL EDUCATION CONTAINED IN THE WHITE PAPER ON SECONDARY EDUCATION. DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY IS INTENDED TO SERVE THE HEEDS OF THE ORDINARY PUPIL. IT IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE CRAFT-ORIENTED WOODWORK AND METALWORK AS TAUGHT AT PRESENT, IN THAT IT EMPHASISES CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY. IT IS NON-VOCATIONAL IN NATURE, BUT DOES GIVE A GENERAL PRACTICAL BACKGROUND WHICH WOULD BE OF AS MUCH VALUE TO THOSE PUPILS PURSUING FURTHER EDUCATION AS IT WOULD TO THOSE ENTERING INDUSTRY.

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PREPARATORY CONSTRUCTION WORKS ON THE PROPOSED KWUN TONG STATION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY WILL BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER.

THE WORKS WILL INVOLVE SOME PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY ROADWORKS, THE RE-LOCATION OF A 33O-METRE LONG REINFORCED CONCRETE BOX CULVERT FOR STORM WATER DRAINAGE, AND THE DIVERSION OF SOME SEWERS AND WATERMAINS.

THE WORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT MAINLY AT THE JUNCTION OF KWUN TONG ROAD AND HIP WO STREET AND ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE NINE MONTHS ■ TO COMPLETE.

TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE PRECONTRACT WORKS WHICH HAVE TO EE DONE BEFORE THE WORKS ON THE KWUN TONG STATION AND THE OVERHEAD SECTION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CAN BEGIN.

THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY MESSRS. FREEMAN FOX AND ■ PARTNERS, AND THE CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE HIGHWAYS (KOWLOON) DIVISION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

MEANWHILE, TO FACILITATE MTR WORKS ALONG NATHAN ROAD, A NEW ACCESS ROAD WILL BE BUILT TO KOWLOON PARK FROM HAIPHONG ROAD TO REPLACE THE PRESENT ONE AT THE JUNCTION OF HAIPHONG ROAD AND NATHAN ROAD.

THE NEW ACCESS ROAD WILL BE ABOUT 50 METRES LONG AND SIX METRES WIDE. WORK ON IT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER AND SHOULD TAKE ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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HOUSING SITE AT SHA TAU KOK

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THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO PUT UP FOR SALE AN AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEABED IN SHA TAU KOK WHICH MAY BE TURNED INTO A SITE FOR VILLAGE-TYPE HOUSING.

THE AREA FACING THE STARLING INLET, MEASURES ABOUT 293,500 SQUARE FEET.

ONE OF THE CONDITIONS OF SALE IS THAT THE PURCHASER WILL HAVE TO RECLAIM THE LAND AND USE IT TO BUILD VILLAGE HOUSES.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE.

ANYONE WHO HAS OBJECTIONS TO THIS PROPOSAL OR HAS A CLAIM OF PRIVATE RIGHT IN THE MATTER SHOULD WRITE TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS FROM TODAY.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1975

STRICTER CONTROL ON SALES OF FLATS M «

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED LEGISLATION TO GIVE IMPROVED PROTECTION TO PURCHASERS OF FLATS IN UNCOMPLETED BUILDINGS.

THE NEW MEASURES ARE OUTLINED IN THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT) (NO. 3) BILL 1975 PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED TODAY THAT SINCE 1961 EXCLUSION ORDERS GRANTED UNDER THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE HAVE PROHIBITED SALES OF FLATS IN UNCOMPLETED BUILDINGS WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE LAND OFFICER.

IN GRANTING CONSENT, THE LAND OFFICER IMPOSES CONDITIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE FLAT PURCHASERS, HE SAID.

♦RECENTLY, A SMALL NUMBER OF DEVELOPERS HAVE TRIED TO EVADE THE RESTRICTIONS BY ENTERING INTO AGREEMENTS TO SELL FLATS IN THE PROPOSED NEW BUILDING BEFORE APPLYING FOR AN EXCLUSION ORDER, WHICH REQUIRES SALES OF FLATS TO HAVE THE CONSENT OF THE LAND OFFICER,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

+IF THE BILL IS ENACTED, THIS LOOPHOLE WILL BE CLOSED.

+IF ANY DEVELOPER THEN ADOPTS THE SAME DEVICE, HIS LOT WILL BECOME LIABLE TO RE-ENTRY BY THE CROWN.

+IN THAT EVENT THE INTENDED PURCHASERS OF THE FLATS WILL BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER FROM THE DEVELOPER ANY ADVANCE PAYMENTS THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE MADE.+

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MAN WA LANE M M W K * #

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE NORTHERN SECTION 0“ <AN WA LANE BETWEEN DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL ON HONG KONG ISLAND WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS FROM 10 AM. NEXT WEDNESDAY (JULY 2).

THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A STATION ENTRANCE AND A VENT ILLATION SHAFT FOR THE FUTURE WESTERN iKET STATION WHICH FORMS PART OF THE FULL SYSTEM OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

CONSTRUCTION OF THIS ENTRANCE AND THE VENTILLATION SHAFT, WHICH IS TO BE INCORPORATED INTO FOUNDATION WORKS FOR THE REDEVELOPED WING ON CENTRE, MUST BE CARRIED OUT NOW BECAUSE IT WOULD BE TECHNICALLY IMPRACTICABLE TO DO SO INA FUTURE STAGE AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE WING ON CENTRE WITHOUT CAUSING SERIOUS DISRUPTION, HE EXPLAINED.

DURING THE CLOSURE, BUS ROUTES NOS. 104 AND 105 WILL BE RE-ROUTED VIA CLERVERLY STREET, AND ROUTE NO. Ill WILL OPERATE VIA GILMAN STREET.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE POSTED.

MEANWHILE, IN KOWLOON, A FLYOVER AT THE CHOI HUNG INTERCHANGE WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 A.M. NEXT MONDAY (JUNE 30). IT WILL CARRY TRAFFIC FROM CLEARWATER BAY ROAD TO THE KAI TAK AIRPORT AREA OVER KWUN TONG ROAD.

THERE WILL BE NO TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS, BUT TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT PRESENT CONTROLLING TRAFFIC FROM CLEARWATER BAY ROAD ACROSS KWUN TONG ROAD WILL BE CANCELLED.

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SEMINAR ON TECHNICAL EDUCATION MOW

STUDENTS OF THE NINE GOVERNMENT SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS WILL NEXT MONTH HOLD A THREE-DAY SEMINAR AT THE KOWLOON TECHNICAL SCHOOL TO AROUSE MORE INTEREST IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE OPENED ON JULY 12 (SATURDAY) BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, DR. KEITH LEGG, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PRINTING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL, MR. ALEX S.C. WU, WILL ADDRESS THE STUDENTS ON THE FIRST DAY.

ON JULY 14, THE SPEAKERS WILL BE THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL), MR. DANIEL WATERS- THE PRINCIPAL OF THE KHUN TONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, MR. JEFF DEVEREUX- AND THE PRINCIPAL OF THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE, MR. PETER SMITH.

THE SPEAKERS ON JULY 15 WILL BE MR. ANTONY REYNOLDS, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG- MR. WESLEY POTTER, INSPECTOR (DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY)-AND MR. STAN LUCAS, SENIOR INSPECTOR (TECHNICAL SUBJECTS).

AS FOLLOW-UP EVENTS, THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE IS PLANNING TO HOLD EXHIBITIONS AT THE KOWLOON TECHNICAL SCHOOL AND AT THE VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER, THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND THE EXHIBITIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE SEMINAR FROM JULY 12 TO JULY 15.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

. SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1973.

CONTENTS PACE, H2.

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DANGER OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDING FIRES IN HONG KONG REDUCED CONSIDERABLY........ 1

WORK TO START SOON ON SIXTH PUMPING STATION FOR HIGH ISLAND WATER SCHEME ........................... ?.

THREE NEW STAMPS ON HONG KONG FESTIVALS TO BE

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SEWAGE SYSTEMS IN KENNEDY TOWN AND CHEUNG SHA WAN i0 DE IM/ROVED ......o©............................. A-

MORE CAMPING FACILITIES NEEDED, SAYS DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE ...................................     5

SPECIAL REGISTRATION FAC I LT IES FOR SAI KUNG RESIDENTS  ........................................... 6

MR. ALEX WU APPOINTED TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ......... 6

TOTAL BANK DEPOSITS AMOUNT TO $33,970 MILLION ........ 7

352,000 LOTTERY TICKETS SOLD SO FAR .................. 7

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1975

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LESSER DANGER OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDING FIRES IN U.K.

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STRICT FIRE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED ON BUILDINGS IN HONG KONG HAVE CONSIDERABLY REDUCED THE DANGER OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDING FIRES.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR. HARRY WOOD, WHEN ASKED TO COMMENT OH A FILM CURRENTLY SHOWING HERE ABOUT A FIRE INA NEWLY CONSTRUCTED 13B-STOREY BUILDING IN THE UNITED STATESo

MR. WOOD SAID IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO DENY THAT A-DISASTROUS MULTI-STOREY BUILDING FIRE COULD NEVER OCCUR IN HONG KONG.

-c-BUT THE DANGER OF ONE OF SUCH MAGNITUDE IS DECLINING EACH YEAR DUE TO THE IMPOSITION OF INCREASING STRINGENT FIRE SAFETY REQUIRMENTS IN BUILDINGS,* HE SAID.

MR. WOOD POINTED OUT THAT BUILDING PLANS ARE REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR APPROVAL WHEN FIRE SERVICE INSTALLATIONS ARE PRESCRIBED, SUCH AS FIRE ATTACK SYSTEM, AUTOMATIC ALARM SYSTEMS FOR SMOKE AND HEAT, EXTINGUISHERS AND HOSEREELS.

THE DEPARTMENT ALSO ACTS IN CLOSE CO-OPERATION WITH THE BUILDING AUTHORITY OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON MEANS OF ESCAPE IN THE EVENT OF FIRE AND IT CARRIES OUT FULL CHECKS ON ALL BUILDINGS BEFORE THEY ARE OCCUPIED,

+ l WOULD NOT LIKE TO LULL THE PUBLIC INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY - FIRE CAN STRIKE ANYWHERE AT ANY TIME AND THERE IS NOT THE SLIGHTEST CAUSE FOR COMPLACENCY - BUT I CAN ASSURE THE COMMUNITY THAT OUR BUILDING AND FIRE REGULATIONS AND CODE OF PRACTICE ARE AMONG THE STRICTESST IN THE WORLD, CERTAINLY A GOOD DEAL STRICTER THAN THOSE IN SOME POSSIBLY MORE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES MR. WOOD SAID. +THEY ARE REGULARLY REVIEWED AND UPDATED IN THE LIGHT OF EXPERIENCE AND NEED.*

PERIODIC INSPECTIONS ARE CARRIED OUT BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE THAT FIRE SERVICE INSTALLATIONS ARE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER AND MEANS OF ESCAPE ARE KEPT FREE FROM OBSTRUCTION.

MR. WOOD WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE DEPARTMENT’S CAPACITY TO COPE WITH MULTI-STOREY BUILDING FIRES AND RESCUE OF VICTIMS ARE GOOD AS IT IS EQUIPPED WITH THE MOST MODERN APPLIANCES. HE SAID THIS CAPACITY WOULD BE FURTHER ENHANCED WHEN THE NEWLY ORDERED 5O-METRE LADDERS, NOW BEING BUILT IN WEST GERMANY, ARRIVE NEXT YEAR.

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HE SA IDs + IF A FIRE DOES OCCUR IM A TAl.L BUILDTNG, OUR MAIN RELIANCE WILL BE ON THE BUILT-IN SAFETY FACTORS., PROVIDING THESE SAFETY FACTORS ARE NOT ABUSED, FOR EXAMPLE BY WEDGING OPEN S AIRCASE DOORS, BY BLOCKING STAIRCASES UR DY MAKING ILLEGAL SlHUCTURAL ALTERATIONS, THE CONSEQUENCES Or SUCH A FIRE SHOULD BE KEPT TO A Ml LUMUMB-

AS THE MAJORITY OF FIRES IN HONG KONG OCCURRED IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS, HE POINTED OUT,WE’VE GOT LOTS OF EXPERIENCE.*

MR. WOOD SAID A POINT HE HAD PARTICULARLY NOTED IN THE FILM, BUT WHICH A LAYMAN MIGHT OVERLOOK, WAS I HE COMMENT OF A WOMAN ABOUT THE LACK OF FIRE DRILL.

HE SAIDs-J- BECAUSE OF COMPLACENCY, FIRE DRILLS ARE TOO OFTEN NEGLECTED OR NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY MANAGEMENTS AND STAFF.*

❖HOWEVER, KNOWING EXACTLY WHERE TO GO AND WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE WILL HELP IN THE PRESERVATION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. FOR THIS REASON, I CANNOT OVER-EMPHASISE THE IMPORTANCE OF FIRE DRILLS BEING CARRIED OUT REGULARLY IN ALL BUILDINGS,* MR. WOOD STRESSED.

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SIXTH PUMPING STATION FOR HIGH ISLAND WATER SCHEME X X X X X X

ANOTHER PUMPING STATION WILL BE BUILT IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE SAI KUNG PENINSULA IN CONNECTION WITH THE HIGH I SAND WATER SCHEME.

THE TAI SHU I HANG PUMPING STATION IN SHATIN IS THE SIXTH OF EIGHT PUMPING STATIONS TO BE EUI LT UNDER A SCHEME TO DEVELOP THE LOWLAND CATCHMENT AREA IN SAI KUNG PENINSULA.

WHEN COMPLETED, THIS SUQQTATION WILL HAVE A CAPACITY OF 5,000,000 GALLONS A DAY. IT WILL DRAW FLOOD WATER FROM THE STREAM SOUTH OF THE TAI SHU I HANG VILLAGE AND PUMP IT THROUGH A 364-METRE PIPELINE TO A POINT WHERE IT WILL FLOW THROUGH THE TUNNEL SYSTEM INTO THE HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR.

TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PUMPING STATION AND A SHORT ACCESS ROAD WERE INVITED EARLIER THIS WEEK. WORK WILL BEGIN IN TWO MONTHS AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

MEANWHILE, CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE FIVE OTHER PUMPING STATIONS AT SAI KUNG PENINSULA IS WELL UNDERWAY.

IMPROVEMENT WORKS, INCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF IRRIGATION CHANNELS AND DIVERSION DAMS, HAVE ALSO BEEN CARRIED OUT SO AS TO MAINTAIN AN ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY TO AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE AREA.

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POST OFFICE TO ISSUE THREE NEW STAMPS ON HONG KONG FESTIVALS « # H Ji i: M

THREE SPECIAL. STAMPS DEPICTING HONG KONG FESTIVALS WILL BE ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES FROM JULY 31 TOGETHER WITH A SPECIAL SOUVENIR SHEET INCORPORATING THE THREE NEU ISSUES.

THE STAMPS. FEATURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL AND THE TIN HAU FESTIVAL, WILL BE ISSUED IN DENOMINATIONS OF 50 CE S, 31 AND 32, RESPECTIVELY,

AN EXHIBITION OF THE NEW STAMPS WILL BE HELD IN THE FIRST FLOOR LIFT LOBBY OF THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, PEDDER STREET DETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 4,30 PM FROM JULY 21 TO 25.

SPECIAL FIRST DAY COVERS HAVE ALSO BEEN DESIGNED AND THESE WILL BE PLACED OH SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES FROM JULY 27 AT 20 CENTS EACH.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO OBTAIN THEIR REQUIREMENTS EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SERVICING OF FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE IN PEDDER STREET, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE IN NATHAN ROAD, AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE IN SALISBURY ROAD.

FOR THIS SERVICE, ADDRESSED FIRST DAY COVERS MUST BE HANDED-IN WITH AN ORDER FORM TOGETHER WITH A REMITTANCE TO COVER THE COST. THE CHARGE WILL BE 33.70 PER COVER WHICH INCLUDES THE COST OF THREE STAMPS TOGETHER WITH A SERVICE FEE OF 20 CENTS.

THE COVERS MUST BE FULLY ADDRESSED DY THE APPLICANT, AND NOT LESS THAN 10 COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH EACH ORDER.

ORDER FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE A E TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE ON JULY 16.

ANY PERSON ORDERING SERVICED COVERS ADDRESSED TO A LOCAL DESTINATION MAY COLLECT THEM ON AUGUST 1, 1975 FROM THE OFFICE WHERE THE ORDER WAS PLACED.

COVERS ADDRESSED OVERSEAS WILL BE SENT FORWARD BY ORDINARY POST, SURFACE MAIL, UNLESS SUFFICIENT STAMPS ARE AFFIXED TO COVER AIRMAIL AND/OR REGISTRATION CHARGES.

THE LATEST ACCEPTANCE DATE FOR ADVANCE ORDERS OF SERVICED COVERS WILL BE NOON ON TUESDAY, JULY 29.

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A SERVICE WILL DE PROVIDED ON .JULY 31 AT ALL POST OFFICES WHERE FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE COUNTER, IMPRESSED WITH THE NORMAL POST OFFICE DATE STAMP AND HANDED BACK TO THE PERSON PRESENTING THEM. NO TIME TYPE WILL APPEAR IN THE POSTMARK.

THE SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR THIS SERVICE ARE THAT ONLY ARTI CtES DEAR I LG AN INDICATION THA THEY ARE *FIRST DAY COVERS+ WILL BE SO TREATED- THE ARTIC! ES MUST BE ADDRESSED TO A I OCAL ADDRESS- THE ARTICLES MUST HOT BEAR ANY OTHER CANCELLATION- AND NO REGISTERED ITEMS WILL BE PROCESSED BY 'illIS METHOD.

SPEICAL POSTING BOXES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON IENTRAL POST OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE ON JULY 31 FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO HAVE FIRST DAY COVERS CAREFUL! Y HAND-POSTMARKED BEFORE DESPATCH TO THE ADDRESS ON THE COVERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS: COPIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE THREE NEW STAMPS ARE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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IMPROVED SEWAGE SYSTEMS FOR KENNEDY TOWN AND CHEUNG SHA WAN « « a -x- « ; ;

BETTER DRAINAGE FACILITIES WILL SOON BE PROVIDED IN VICTORIA ROAD AND THE NEU KENNEDY TOWN RECLAMATION AREA ON THE ISLAND AS WELL AS IN CHEUNG SHA WAN DISTRICT IN KOWLOON.

ON THE ISLAND, A NETWORK OF PIPES AND CULVERTS WILL BE INSTALLED TO COLLECT FLOODWATER-FROM THE HILLSIDE OF VICTORIA ROAD AND DISCHARGE IT OUT TO SEA. THE WORK, WHICH INVOLVES LAYING SOME 250 METRES OF PIPELINE, IS EXPECTED TO START IN SEPTEMBER AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN NINE MONTHS.

IN CHEUNG SHA WAN, A NEW SEWER WILL BE BUILT I CHEUNG WAH STREET TO REPLACE THE PRESENT ONE WHICH HAS BECOME INADEQUATE AS A RESULT OF INTENSE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SAID THE NEW SEWER WOULD INVOLVE THE LAYING OF AN ADDITIONAL 335 FEET OF PIPES TO COPE WITH PRESENT NEEDS AND PROVIDE SPARE CAPACITY TO SERVE FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS. \

WASTE WATER IN THE SEWERS WOULD FIRST BE TREATED AT THE LAI CHI KOK SCREENING PLANT BEFORE BEING DISCHARGED INTO THE SEA, HE ADDED. . -

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MORE CAMPING FACILITIES NEEDED IN HONG KONG SAYS DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE

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HONG KONG NEEDS MORE CAMPING FACILITIES FOR ITS GROWING YOUNG POPULATION, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, SAID TODAY.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE ONLY 29 HOLIDAY CAMPS WITH ACCOMMODATION FOR ABOUT 4,000 YOUNGSTERS - *A PROVISION THAT HARDLY MEETS THE PRESSING DEMANDS OF RECENT YEARS,+ HE SAID.

HOLIDAY CAMPS, HF. SAID, HAVE AN IMPORTANT PART TO PLAY IN HONG KONG WHICH IS SO SMALL IN AREA AND HEAVILY POPULATED, BECAUSE THEY GIVE THE YOUNGER GENERATION A CHANCE TO GET AWAY FROM THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF CITY LIFE.

♦THIS NEED HAS DEEN RECOGNISED IN THE FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR SOCIAL WEI FARE DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT IS ACTIVELY ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS AREA OF YOUTH WORK,* HE ADDED.

MR. LEE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE EXTENSION TO THE DEPARTMENT’S ROTARY YOUTH HOSTEL AT FAN LING WAI IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

BUILT WITH A DONATION OF $80,000 FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG AND ANOTHER $120,000 FROM THE LOTTERIES FUND, THE NEU WING HAS ACCOMMODATION FOR ANOTHER 60 PEOPLE AND DOUBLES THE CAPACITY OF THE HOSTEL.

HE RECALLED THE CLUB’S LONG ASSOCIATION WITH THE HOSTEL, BUILT EIGHT YEARS AGO WITH DONATIONS FROM THE CLUB, AND SAID THIS WAS PROOF OF ITS CONCERN FOR THE WELFARE OF YOUTH.

MR. LEE AND MR. LAWRENCE FUNG, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB, LATER JOINTLY UNVEILED A PLAQUE TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE EXTENDED HOSTEL.

NOTE TO EDITORS’. COPIES OF THE FULL TEXT OF MR. LEE’S SPEECH

ARE BOXED FOR COLLECTION

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LEGCO AND EXCO APPOINTMENTS « k a n «

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT MR. ALEX WU IS TO REPLACE MR. WILSON ,WANG ON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FROM TUESDAY ( ’ULY 1). ?>

A SPOKESMAN SAID THIS WOULD BE THE ONLY CHANGE THIS YEAR IN THE COMPOSITION OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

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MR. WANG HAS BEEN ON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SINCE 1968 AND HIS CURRENT TERM OF APPOI ILiMEIJT EXPIRES OH MONDAY (JUNE 30)

MR. WU, 54, THE MANAGER OF A PRINTING FIRM, HAS DEEN AN APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE URBAN COUNCIL SINCE 1973.

HE IS A MEMBER OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, AND HAS BEEfJ CLOSELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. A ■

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE GOVERNTR, ON INSTRbCTIONS FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE, HAD RE-APPOINTED MR. SZETO WAI AND MR. P.C. WOO TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

THEIR CURRENT TERMS EXPIRE ON JUNE 30

THE APPOINTMENTS OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS MR. P.G WILLIAMS, MR. JAMES WU, MR. HILTON CHEONG-LEEN AND MR. L FOOK-WO, WHICH EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, HAVE BEEN RENEWED ON INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

REGISTRATION FACILITIES IN SAI KUNG a n a an

A TEAM FROM THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS DEPARTMENT WILL VISIT SAI KUNG NEXT WEEK TO CONDUCT REGISTRATIONS.

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RESIDENTS IN THE AREA ARE ADVISED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SPECIAL FACILITY, WHICH IS PROVIDED FOR THEIR CONVENIENCE, TO REGISTER THEIR 11-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN .FOR JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS.

THE TEAM WILL OPERATE At THE SAI KUNG RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICES BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 4.30 P.M. ON JULY 2, 3, 8 AND 9.

HOLDERS

REGISTER FOR

OF JUVENILE I.D. CARDS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD ADULT CARDS ONCE THEY REACH THE AGE OF 18.

CHANGES IN REGISTERED PARTICULARS, SUCH AS CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR MARITAL STATUS, SHOULD ALSO BE REPORTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT THE RECORDS CAN BE UPDATED.


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BANKING STATISTICS n # n ?: h n

THERE WERE 74 LICENSED BANKS IN HONG KONG AS AT MAY 31 THIS YEAR WITH TOTAL DEPOSITS OF 5)33,970 MILLION, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS ISSUED TODAY BY THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING.

THE BREAKDOWN OF THE STATISTICS IS AS FOLLOWS:

LIABILITIES

1. DEPOSITS

2. AMOUNT DUE TO BANKS ABROAD

3. OTHER LIABILITIES

TOTAL LIABILITIES

SMILL ION

33,970

17,720

6,875

■Hilf I, ICXIlHIT

58,565

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ASSETS

1. CASH

2. AMOUNT DUE FROM BANKS ABROAD: (I) DEMAND AND SHORT TERM CLAIMS

(II) TIME DEPOSITS

3. LOANS AND ADVANCES:

(I) HONG KONG

(II) ABROAD

4. INVESTMENTS:

(I) HONG KONG

(II) ABROAD

5. OTHER ASSETS:

(I) HONG KONG

(II) ABROAD

17,217

1,927

24,169

8,055

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2,384

50

590

19,144

32,224

2,434

AVERAGE LIQUIDITY DURING MONTH

3,185

988

TOTAL ASSETS

4,173

58,565

48.15%

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362,000 LOTTERY TICKETS SOLD SO FAR

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LT0TAL 0F 362,000 TICKETS FOR THE THIRD GOVERNMENT LOTTERY THIS YEAR WAS SOLD UP TO 12.30 P.M. TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE WINNING NUMBERS OF THE LOTTERY WILL BE DRAWN ON JULY 5 IN THE CllY HALL THEATRE BY FOUR COMMERCIAL RADIO ARTISTES -MR. HO YA-YUE, MISS CONITA CHAN HOI-SEE, MISS CHENG KIT-MAN. A D MISS MA SHUK-KAU.

THE FOUR ARTISTES WILL ALSO HELP SELL TICKETS AT STATUE SQUARE BETWEEN 1 P.M. AND 2 P.M. ON JULY 2 TO PROMOTE TICKET SALES.

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1975

SWD’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES

IN AIL, THERE ARE NEARLY 540 DIFFERENT EVENTS TO MEET NEARLY ALL INTERESTS AUD HEEDS.,

THESE INCLUDE CAMPING TRIPS, RECREATION CLURS, TRAINING AND STUDY CLASSES, OBSERVATIONAL VISITS, OUTINGS AUD EXCURSIONS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND GAMES, COMPETITIONS, COMMUNITY SERVICES AND SPECIAL ACTIVITIES.

RESPONSIBLE FOR ORGANISING THE DEPARTMENT’S PROGRAMMES ARE THE GROUP AND COMMUNITY DIVISION’S 50 COMMUNITY, YOUTH AND SOCIAL CENTRES, ESTATE COMMUNITY WORK OFFICES, YOUTH WORK UNIT OFFICES AND THE LIBRARY AND RURAL MOBILE SERVICE UNIT, ALL CATERING TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.

THE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS ARE ALSO ACTIVE IN PROMOTING AND CO-ORDINATING PROGRAMMES WITHIN DISTRICTS. THEY ACT AS ADVISERS TO THE DISTRICT YOUTH AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEES.

♦WHILE THE EMPHASIS IS STILL ON RECREATION, THE TYPES OF PROGRAMMES ORGANISED HAVE BEEN DESIGNED ALSO TO BE INSTRUCTIVE AND USEFUL,♦ SAYS MR. HENRY AU, PRINCIPAL SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER.

♦TAKE FOR INSTANCE THE POPULAR YOUTH LEADERSHIP CAMPS. WHILE ENJOYING THE FRESH AIR, SUNSHINE AND COMPANIONSHIP, PARTICIPANTS WIIL ALSO LEARN SOMETHING WHICH CAN DE PUT TO GOOD USE LATER. THOSE LESS INCLINED TO THE OUTDOORS CAN TAKE UP PHOTOGRAPHY OR LEARN TO COOK, MAKE THEIR OWN CLOTHES, OR PLAY THE GUITAR, AND SO ON. SOME MIGHT AL.SO LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HONG KONG BY JOINING TOURS TO THE AIRPORT, FACTORIES OR OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST.

♦WE ARE GRADUALLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE PURELY ENTERTAINMENT TYPE OF ACTIVITIES, LIKE Fil M SHOWS OR PLAYS, BECAUSE THESE ARE AVAILABLE ALL THE YEAR ROUND, AND THERE IS LESS VALUE IN ORGANISING THEM. IN OTHER WORDS, WE ARE CHANNELLING OUR EFFORTS INTO AREAS WHICH, WE FEEL, WILL BE OF SOME POSITIVE BENEFIT TO DOTH THE . INDIVIDUAL AND THE COMMUNITY.*

HE NOTED THAT YOUTH OF TODAY WERE SHOWING GREATER INTEREST IN PARTICIPATION AND INVOLVEMENT BY DOING, RATHER THAN HAVING THINGS DONE FOR THEM. SO, THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WAS AH OUTLET FOR THEIR ABILITIES, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SELF-CONFIDENCE.

MEANWHILE, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SIMILAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED WHO ARE UNABLE TO JOIN IN THE REGULAR SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES, ’HIE DEPARTMENT’S REHABILITATION DIVISION HAS PLANNED ITS OWN RECREATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR THOSE UNDER CARE IN ITS CENTRE AND INSTITUTIONS.

WORKING CLOSELY WITH VOLUNTEERS, SOCIAL GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS, THE DIVISION HAS ORGANISED A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING

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TOO NEW +MAXI-CAB+ SERVICES WILL DE INTRODUCED THIS WEEK BETWEEN ABERDEEN AND CENTRAL AS WELL AS CAUSEWAY DAY, TO Sf-RVE RESIDENTS OF SHOUSON HILL AND DEEP WATER BAY, WOLG NE I CHUNG GAP AND STUBBS ROADS.

THE NEW SERVICES HAVE BEEN AGREED TO BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTI "ST FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS MADE BY I li YERESTi-.D PUBLIC LIGHi BUS UPtRA b: S IN RESPONSE TO THE DEPARTMENT’S CONSTANT EFFORTS TO IVOMOTE MORE FEEDER PLB ROUTES TO SERVE DISTANT AREAS.

THE NEW SERVICES COME INTO OPERATION ON THURSDAY (JULY 3) AND WILL DE SIMILAR TO THE PEAK +MAXI -CAD+ SERVICES WHICH I AVE PROVED VERY POPULAR, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TO! Y.

PL'S RUNNING ON +MAXI-CAB+ ROUTES ARE PAINTED WIT! A GREEN TOP, CREAM BODY AND A GREEN WAISTBAND.

THE ABERDEEN-CENTRAL SERVICE, WITH TERMINAL POINTS AT ABERDEEN OLD IAIN STREET AND PEDDER STREET, WILL OPERATE FROM MONDAYS TO FRID YS AT A PEAK FREQUENCY OF 10 MINUTES. THE FIRST li N FROM ABERDEEN WILL LEAVE AT 6.15 A.M. AND THE LAST RUN FROM ENTRAL, AT 7.30 P.M.

THE ABERDEEN-CAUSEWAY BAY ROUTE, TERMINATING AT ABERDEEN OLD AIN STREET AND JARDINE’S CRESCENT, WILL RUN THROUGHOUT THE WEEK AT A PEAK FREQUENCY OF 15 MINUTES, WITH THE FIRST +MAXI-CAB+ LEAVING ABERDEEN AT 9.15 A.M. AND THE LAST LEAVING CAUSEWAY BAY AT 12 MIDNIGHT.

BOTH ROUTES WILL CHARGE A FLAT FARE OF 81r AND WILL OPERATE MAINLY VIA ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD, WONG CHUK HANG ROAD, SHOUSON HILL ROAD, SHOUSON HILL ROAD EAST, DEEP WATER BAY ROAD, WONG NE I CHUNG GAP ROAD AND STUBBS ROAD.

STOPPING PLACES FOR JOURNEYS LEAVING ABERDEEN INCLUDE SHOUSON HILL ROAD NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH WONG CHUK HANG ROAD- A2 AND 9D SHOUSON HILL ROAD= 5 SHOUSON HILL ROAD EAST= THE LAYBYE OUTSIDE 34 STUBBS ROAD= AND THE LOCATIONS ON STUBBS ROAD NEAR TUNG SHAN TERRACE ACCESS ROAD, OUTSIDE LING NAM COLLEGE, NEAR SHU I FAI TERRACE AND OPPOSITE THE A.I.A. BUILDING.

STOPPING PLACES FOR ABERDEEN-BOUND JOURNEYS INCLUDE THE FIRST PARKING PLACE ON STUBBS ROAD= THE LAYBYE OUTSIDE WATER PUMPING . STATION NEAR THE TAI HANG ROAD ROUNDABOUT^ AND THE LOCATIONS ON SHOUSON HILL ROAD NEAR NO. 16A, OPPOSITE UNICORN GARDEN, NEAR NO. 8, AND NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH WONG CHUK HANG ROAD.

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TO FACILITATE THE INTRODUCTION OF THESE TWO +MAXI-CAB+ SERVICES, NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT WILL BE INTRODUCED IN ABERDEEN AND CAUSEWAY BAY AREAS.

FROM 10 A.M. ON THURSDAY, THE SECTION OF ABERDEEN OLD MAIN STREET, BETWEEN THE TWO UNNAMED ROADS ADJACENT TO HOUSE NOS. 162 AND 173 ABERDEEN MAUI ROAD, WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

THE UNNAMED STREET ADJACENT TO HOUSE NO. 178 ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED FOR ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TRAFFIC.

PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, EXCEPT THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THAT SECTION OF ABERDEEN OLD HAIN STREET WHICH WILL BE RE-ROUTED, NOR THAT SECTION OF KAI CHIU ROAD EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH YUN PING ROAD IN CAUSEWAY DAY.

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A WELL-KNOWN ITALIAN COMPANY, WHICH MANUFACTURES AIRCONDITIONERS, IS INTERESTED IN OPENING A PLANT HERE JOINTLY WITH A HONG KONG FIRM TO PRODUCE THEIR MACHINES.

THE ITALIAN COMPANY IS SAID TO BE ONE OF THE LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF AIR-CONDITIONERS ARD AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT IN IlALY, PRODUCING AT LEAST 11 TYPES OF AIR-CONDITIONERS WITH A TOTAL OF 226 MODELS SOLD ALL OVER THE WORLD.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS HANDLING THE INQUIRIES FOR THE FIRM, SAID TODAY THAT THE TYPE OF PROCESSES INVOLVED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF AIR-CONDITIONERS AND AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT ARE MOST SUITABLE TO THE CURRENT STAGE OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG.

•’•SUCH A PARTNERSHIP WOULD BENEFIT BOTH. HONG KONG WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE IlALIAN KNOW-HOW WHICH WILL BE DROUGHT HERE13 WHILST THE ITALIANS WILL ENJOY THE EXCELLENT FACILITIES HERE, THE SERVICES OF VERY GOOD ENGINEERS, TECHNICIANS AND DILIGENT WORKERS,+ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

HE ADDED THAT THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT WELCOMED ENQUIRIES FROM ANY INDUSTRIAL FIRM, OR BUSINESS CONCERN, WHICH MIGHT DE INTERESTED IN THE ITALIAN PROPOSAL. INTERESTED FIRMS SHOULD CONTACT MR. PETER LO, PRINCIPAL TRADE OFFICER (INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION), TELEPHONE NO. 5-248280 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND DETAILS.

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A MULTI-MILL I ON-DOLLAR PROGRAMME TO IMPROVE THE PUBLIC LIGHTING IN HOUSING AUTHORITY’S GROUP ’D’ ESTATES IS BEING CARRIED OUT.

THIS PROGRAMME INCLUDES THE INSTALLATION OF VANDAL-PROOF. FLUORESCENT LIGHTS IN ALL CENTRAL-CORR IDOR-TYPE PUBLIC HOUSING BLOCKS AND HIGH- LEVEL LIGHTS It! SHADED CORNERS OF PUBLIC AREAS.

THE FIRST PHASE-OF THE CENTRAL CORRIDOR LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME HAS ALREADY DEEM COMF1 ETED AT TSZ WAN SHAN, LOUER NGAU TAU KOK AND YAU TONG ESTATES AT A COST OF $$1.9 MILLION.

THE SECOND AND THIRD PHASES WILL SHORTLY BE CARRIED OUT AT SAU MAU PING, HING WAH, CHAI WAN, TIN WAN, SHEK PAI WAN, KWAI CHUNG, TAI WO HAU, SHEK LEI, YUEN LONG, SAN FAT, LAM TIN, TUNG TAU AND LOWER PAK TIN ESTATES.

WORK WILL INCLUDE THE INSTALLATION OF VANDAL-PROOF FLUORESCENT LIGHTS AT EVERY OTHER BAY ALONG THE CENTRAL CORRIDORS OF HOUSING BLOCKS. THE IMPROVEMENT WORK WILL COST ABOUT $$3.2 MILLION.

OTHER LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME, COSTING $>500,000, CONSISTS OF THE FIXING OF 500 TO 1000-WATT HIGH-LEVEL LIGHTS ON THE ROOFS OF HOUSING BLOCKS TO PROVIDE AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF LIGHTING TO THE PUBLIC AREA BELOW.

THESE HIGH-LEVEL LIGHTS WILL BE TURNED ON AND OFF AUTOMATICALLY AT SET TIMES DURING THE NIGHT.

A HOUSING AUTHORITY SPOKESMAN SAID THE IMPROVEMENT WOULD SURELY BE WELCOMED BY TENANTS AS, APART FROM PROVIDING BETTER LIGHTING, IT WOULD ALSO HAVE A DETERRENT EFFECT OH CRIMINALS.

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HONG KONG WOMEN CAN OUTLIVE MEH DY AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS ... 1

WATER STORAGE STANDS AT 93.5 FER CENT OF FULL CAPACITY .... 2

OF .JECTI CRADLE. PUBLICATIONS DILL TO GO BEFORE LEGCO Ci;

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TEMPORARY RESTRAINTS ON EXPORTS OF CERTAIN GARMENTS TO

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SPECIAL POSTAL COVERS.COMMEMORAT I in RilKAAF SILVER JUBILEE . 5

NON-PROFIT-MAKING ORGANISATIONS URGED TO FINANCE WELFARE

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FERRY STREET ............................ 6

EMPLOYERS HELP TO MITIGATE EFFECTS OF WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC

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PROMOTION SALES OF THIRD GOVERNMENT LOTTERY ................... 7

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WOMEN CAN OUTLIVE MEN EY AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS »r j't it si ?t it

HONG KONG WOMEN CAN EXPECT TO OUTLIVE MEN BY AN’AVERAGE OF MORE THAN SEVEN AND A HALF YEARS, ACCORDING TO A SPECIAL REVIEW ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE APRIL ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS NOW OH SALE.

ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE, COMPILED DY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY GF WOMEN IN 1971 WAS 75.0 YEARS WHILE THAT GF MEN WAS 67.4 YEARS -- A DIFFERENCE OF 7.6 YEARS AND ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD.

+THE GAP IS WIDER THAN THAT OF 1961 — THE YEAR WHEN HONG KONG’S FIRST SET OF LIFE TABLES WAS PREPARED -- WHEN THE EXPECTANCIES OF WOMEN AND MEH WERE ESTIMATED TO EE 70.5 AND 63.6 YEARS RESPECTIVELY.

+NOT ONLY ARE THESE FIGURES RELATIVELY HIGH FOR A DEVELOPING COUNTRY, BUT THE BIG DIFFERENCE IN LIFE SPAN BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN IS COMPARABLE WITH THOSE PREVAILING IN THE LORE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD,+ THE ARTICLE STATES.

THE OVERALL SEX RATIO AT DEATH IN 1973 WAS 1,218 MALES TO 1,000 FEMALES, A SLIGHT INCREASE OH 1961’S RATIO OF 1,215 MALES TO 1,000 FEMALES.

+DURING THIS PERIOD, THERE WAS A MARKED DECLINE IN DEATHS CAUSED BY INFECTIOUS AND PARASITIC DISEASES WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY Bc.EIJ THE MAIN CAUSES OF DEATH. FOR THIS GROUP OF CAUSES, THE MORTALITY RATE OF MALES DROPPED DY 56 PER CENT WHILE THAT OF FEMALES DROPPED BY 77 PER CEUT.+

+0N THE OTHER HAND, DEATHS CAUSED BY NEOPLASM INCREASED BY 66 PER CENT FOR HALES BUT BY ONLY 31 PER CENT FOR FEMALES WHILE DEATHS CONNECTED WITH PREGNANCY, CHILD-BIRTH AND PUERPERIUM DROPPED BY 88 PER CENT.

+ALL THESE FACTORS CONTRIBUTED TO A MUCH HIGHER MALE DEATH RATIO BUT THIS WAS COUNTER-BALANCED BY AN INCREASE IN DEATHS Ai.ONG OLD WOMEN CAUSED BY DISEASES OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM. WITH MORE AND MORE WOMEN SURVIVING TO OLDER AGE GROUPS WHICH ARE U ST SUSCEPTIBLE TO THESE DISEASES, THE MORTALITY RATE FOR FuMALES AMONG THEM INCREASED MORE RAPIDLY THAU THAT GF MALES.+

+ALTHOUGH THE RATE OF INFANT MORTALITY HAS DROPPED CONSIDERABLY BECAUSE OF BETTER CHILD-CARE FACILITIES AND IMPROVE-in IJT IN SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, THE DEATH RATIO L,.TWEEN MALE AND FEMALE INFANTS ROSE FROM 1,178 BOYS TO 1,000 GIRLS lil 1961, TO 1,235 BOYS TO 1,000 GIRLS IN 1973,+ THE ARTICLE SAYS. +IT WOULD APPEAR THAT BOYS ARE MORE EASILY AFFECTED BY BIRTH HAZARDS THAU GIRLS.+

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AS FOR THE DEATH RATIO BETWEEN BOYS AND GIRLS FROM ONE TO FOUR YEARS OLD, THE MORTALITY RATE FOR BOTH WAS ABOUT 4.4 PER THOUSAND POPULATION IN 1961.

+AGAIN GIRLS SEEMED TO HAVE FARED BETTER THAN BOYS DURING THE PROCESS OF IMPROVEMENT IN SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS WHICH LED TO A MARKED DECLINE IN DEATHS AMONG THIS AGE GROUP-AND THE SEX RATIO OF MORTALITY IN 1973 ROSE TO 1,096 BOYS TO 1,000 GIRLS.+

ACCORDING TO THE ARTICLE, DEATH RATES AMONG CHILDREN OF SCHOOL AGE — THOSE FROM FIVE TO 14 YEARS — HAD BEEN KEPT EXCEPTIONALLY LOW. ACCIDENTS, ESPECIALLY MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND DROWNINGS, HAD BECOME THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH AMONG THIS GROUP BY 1973, WITH BOYS AGAIN PROVING TO BE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SUCH ACCIDENTS THAN GIRLS.

+IN 1961, THE ACCIDENTAL DEATH RATE IN THIS GROUP WAS 61 PER CENT HIGHER FOR BOYS THAN FOR GIRLS. BY 1973, THIS DIFFERENCE HAD INCREASED TO 97 PER CENT.+

AS FOR THE 15 TO 49 AGE GROUP, THE SHARP INCREASE IN SEX RATIO AT DEATH OBSERVED OVER THE PERIOD 1961-1973 WAS MAINLY CAUSED BY A LARGE DECLINE IN MATERNAL MORTALITY AMONG WOMEN AND AN INCREASE IN DEATHS AMONG MEN DUE TO NEOPLASM.

ON THE WHOLE, DEATH LEVELS IN HONG KONG ARE LOW AND COMPARABLE TO THOSE OF MORE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, THE ARTICLE SAYS.

+WHILE FURTHER DROPS IN DEATH RATES CAN BE EXPECTED, THESE ARE BOUND TO BE MODERATE AND THE SEX DIFFERENTIAL IN MORTALITY WILL PROBABLY NOT CHANGE SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE.+

THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS IS OBTAINABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT THE STAR FERRY CONCOURSE AT $6 EACH.

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WATER STORAGE 98.5 PER CENT OF FULL CAPACITY X-X-X-X-X-X-

HONG KONG’S TOTAL WATER STORAGE AS AT 9 O’CLOCK THIS (MONDAY) MORNING WAS 66,282 MILLION GALLONS, REPRESENTING 93.5 PER CENT OF THE FULL STORAGE CAPACITY. AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR, THE STORAGE WAS OHLY 40,253 MILLION GALLONS.

PLOVER COVE RESERVOIR, AT PRESENT THE BIGGEST IN HONG KONG, WAS FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH 50,500 MILLION GALLONS. ON THE SAME DAY LAST YEAR, PLOVER COVE ONLY HELD 30,149 MILLION GALLONS.

A TOTAL OF 95.2 MM (3.75 IN) OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE PAST 24 HOURS ENDING AT 9 A.M. TODAY.

TOTAL RAINFALL SO FAR THIS YEAR STANDS AT 1,632.8 MM (64.28 IN). THE MEAN AVERAGE RAINFALL SO FAR THIS YEAR AMOUNTS TO 963.0 MM (37.91 IN).

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ANTI-SMUT BILL TO GO BEFORE LEGCO ON WEDNESDAY

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THE OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS BILL, WHICH LAYS DOWN TOUGH NEW PENALTIES AGAINST PORN PEDLARS, WILL BE GIVEN ITS FIRST READING IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 3).

THE BILL IS DESIGNED TO FIGHT ALL FORMS OF PORNOGRAPHY — WITH SPECIAL PROVISIONS TO DEAL WITH THE SEX-AND-VIOLEHCE COMIC BOOKS ON SALE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

THREE OTHER BILLS WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED IN COUNCIL FOR THE FIRST TIME. THESE ARE THE SUMMARY OFFENCES (AMENDMENT) (NO.3) BILL WHICH RELATES TO INDECENT PUBLIC LIVE PERFORMANCES- THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOL IDATI ON)(AMENDMENT) (NO.3) BILL WHICH PROVIDES GREATER PROTECTION FOR BUYERS OF UMCOMPl.ETED FLATSAND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY (LAND RESUMPTION AND RELATED PROVISIONS) (AMENDMENT) BILL WHICH EMPOWERS THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS TO ENTER PROPERTIES WITHIN 70 METRES OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AREA.

TWO OTHER BILLS ARE DUE TO BE DEBATED BEFORE THEIR THIRD AND FINAL READINGS. THESE ARE THE PHARMACY AND POISONS (AMENDMENT) BILL WHICH ENABLES THE PHARMACY AND POISONS BOARD TO MAKE CONTROLLING REGULATIONS, AMD THE ACETYLATING SUBSTANCES (CONTROL) (AMENDMENT) BILL WHICH RAISES THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR CERTAIN OFFENCES FROM $10,000 TO $100,000.

THE INLAND REVENUE (AMENDMENT) (NO.2) BILL, WHICH PROVIDES STIFFER PENALTIES AGAINST TAX EVADERS, IS ALSO DUE TO COMPLETE ITS PASSAGE THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY WITH SEVERAL AMENDMENTS SUGGESTED BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS EARLIER THIS MONTH.

UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS WILL ASK THREE QUESTIONS RELATING TO INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS AND SECURITY OF TAX INFORMATION.

OTHER BUSINESS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDES A MOTION TO EXTEND THE TEMPORARY RESTRICTION OF BUILDING DEVELOPMENT IN THE MIDLEVELS AREA UNTIL JULY 31, 1977.

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INTERIM ARRANGEMENT FOR CERTAIN GARMENT EXPORTS TO NORWAY

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THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR. JIMMY MCGREGOR, TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT HONG KONG WOULD UNILATERALLY INTRODUCE RESTRAINTS ON EXPORTS GF CERTAIN GARMENTS TO NORWAY WITH EFFECT FROM TOMORROW (JULY 1) AFTER THE EXPIRY OF THE CURRENT TEXTILES AGREEMENT WITH NORWAY.

MR. MCGREGOR MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE HONG KONG AND NORWEGIAN GOVERNMENTS WERE adjourned FOR AN UNSPECIFIED PERIOD.

TALKS BETWEEN OFFICIALS OF THE TWO GOVERNMENTS STARTED IN OSLO ON JUNE 23. HOWEVER BY JUNE 25 IT BECAME CLEAR THAT NO FURTHER PROGRESS TOWARDS AGREEMENT COULD BE MADE FOR THE TIME BEING, AND THE MEETING WAS adjourned IN ORDER THAT THE NORWEGIAN AUTHORITIES MIGHT CONSIDER THEIR POSITION.

TO AVOID SERIOUS DISRUPTION TO THE TRADE AND AFTER CONSULTING THE TEXTILE ADVISORY BOARD, THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO INTRODUCE UNILATERAL RESTRAINT ARRANGEMENTS AS AN INTERIM MEASURE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS A MUTUALLY SATISFACTORY ARRANGEMENT CAN BE FINALISED BETWEEN HONG KONG AND NORWAY.

THE INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS INVOLVE THE CONTINUATION OF FOUR RESTRAINT CATEGORIES UNDER THE CURRENT AGREEMENT WHICH COVERS CERTAIN UNDERGARMENTS, SHIRTS, BLOUSES AND TROUSERS. IN ADDITION, HONG KONG WILL VOLUNTARILY RESTRAIN EXPORTS OF CERTAIN OTHER SHIRTS AND BLOUSES, WHICH NORWAY DEMONSTRATED DURING THE RECENT NEGOTIATIONS, ARE CAUSING MARKET DISRUPTION. AN EXPORT REGISTRATION SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED FOR ELEVEN OTHER CATEGORIES OF GARMENTS.

DETAILS OF THE INTERIM ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1975 TO JUNE 30, 1976 ARE ANNOUNCED IN NOTICE TO EXPORTERS, SERIES 3, NO. 18/75 DATED JUNE 30, 1975. IN A FURTHER NOTICE TO EXPORTERS, SERIES 3, NO. 19/75 DATED JUNE 30, 1975, EXPORTERS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT RETURNS OF EXPORTS OF WOVEN BLOUSES AND JUMPERS OF CONTINUOUS SYNTHETIC FIBRES AND COTTON KNITTED SHIRTS SHIPPED IN THE PERIOD JUNE 1, 1974 TO MAY 31, 1975 TO THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT ON OR BEFORE JULY 10, 1975.

COPIES OF THESE NOTICES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE RECEPTIONIST COUNTER ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, 46 CONNAUGHT ROAD,. CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

FURTHER INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED BY MR. C.H. POON, INDUSTRY ASSISTANT TELEPHONE NO. 5-247315.

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RHKAAF COMMEMORATIVE COVERS * * * * *

SPECIAL POSTAL COVERS COMMEMORATING THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY AIR FORCE’S SILVER JUBILEE HAVE BEEN RETURNED BY THE R.A.F. MUSEUM IN HENDON FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THOSE WHO HAVE PLACED ORDERS.

THE COVERS WERE FLOWN ON FEBRUARY 1 THIS YEAR BY TWO OF THE SQUADRON’S AIRCRAFT — AN ALOUETTE MARK I I IB HELICOPTER AND A BRITTEN NORMAN ISLANDER. THE FORMER WAS DOING A FLYING DOCTOR RUN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, MAKING STOPS AT NIM WAN, WU KAU TANG AND SAM A TSUEN= WHILE THE LATTER WAS CARRYING OUT A TRAINING FLIGHT TO CLARK AIR BASE IN THE PHILIPPINES.

DETAILS OF THE TWO FLIGHTS WERE OVERPRINTED ON THE COVERS AND SENT TO THE RAF MUSEUM FOR AN INSERT GIVING A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE RHKAAF. THEY HAVE NOW BEEN RETURNED FOR DISTRIBUTION.

ALL THE 1,298 SPECIAL COVERS FLOWN IN THE ISLANDER HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY AIR VICE MARSHAL CAIRNS, WHO WAS ADJUTANT OF THE RHKAAF IN 1955, AND THE CREW OF THAT FLIGHT. A TOTAL OF 3,140 COVERS OF THE 13,803 CARRIED BY THE ALOUETTE HELICOPTER WERE ALSO SIGNED BY THE CREW.

OF THE TOTAL NUMBER, 340 ORDINARY COVERS AND 383 COVERS SIGNED BY THE HELICOPTER CREW WERE ORDERED BY MEMBERS OF THE RHKAAF AND THE PUBLIC. OF THE SPECIAL COVERS FLOWN BY THE ISLANDER, 128 WERE ORDERED BY THE UNIT AND SOME 100 BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN HONG KONG.

ALL THE COVERS HAVE BEEN SOLD OUT AND NO MORE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

THE COVERS, DEPICTING A SPITFIRE MARK 24B AIRCRAFT AND AN ALOUETTE I I IB HELICOPTER, WERE ISSUED BY THE RHKAAF IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE RAF MUSEUM IN HENDON. SALE PROCEEDS WILL BE HANDED TO THE MUSEUM FOR GENERAL PURCHASES AND FOR BUYING AND MAINTAINING OLD AIRCRAFT.

NOTE TO EDITORS; COPIES OF A PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING A SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE COVER ARE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, TODAY CALLED ON NON-PROFIT-MAKING ORGANISATIONS TO MAKE GREATER EFFORTS TOWARDS FINANCING SUBVENTED WELFARE PROJECTS.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW KOWLOON WOMEN ASSOCIATION NURSERY IN TSZ WAN SHAN SOUTH ESTATE WELFARE BUILDING, MR. LEE SAID THE ASSOCIATION HAD SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OTHER NON-PROFIT-MAKING ORGANISATIONS TO FOLLOW BY ESTABLISHING A WELL-EQUIPPED NURSERY SOLELY OUT OF ITS OWN RESOURCES IN THE PRESENT ECONOMIC SITUATION.

HE GAVE AN ASSURANCE THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO ATTACH GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE PROMOTION OF WELFARE WORK AND NOTED THAT DESPITE ITS TIGHT BUDGET, THE GOVERNMENT HAD INCREASED SUBVENTIONS TO NON-PROFIT-MAKING NURSERIES FOR 1975-76.

HE ALSO THANKED ALL NURSERIES FOR THEIR CONTINUED CO-OPERATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT IN EXERCISING STRICT ECONOMY ON SPENDING WHILE AT THE SAME TIME MAINTAINING A HIGH STANDARD OF SERVICE.

MR. LEE NOTED THAT THE NEW KOWLOON WOMEN ASSOCIATION HAD BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN WELFARE WORK AND HAD BEEN PROVIDING A VARIETY OF SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1969.

THEIR LATEST PROJECT WILL PROVIDE PLACES FOR 100 CHILDREN BETWEEN TWO AND SIX YEARS TO BENEFIT WORKING MOTHERS LIVING IN TSZ WAN SHAN AREA.

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FERRY STREET SECTION TO BE CLOSED FOR A FEW HOURS

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT THE SECTION OF FERRY STREET BETWEEN SAIGON STREET AND JORDAN ROAD IN YAUMATI WILL BE CLOSED FOR SIX HOURS AS FROM 12 MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY (JULY 3) TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION GF A TEMPORARY FOOTBRIDGE IN THE AREA.

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THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES TOLD NEW TERRITORIES ROTARIANS THIS EVENING THAT HONG KONG EMPLOYERS HAD DURING THE LAST 12 MONTHS DONE MUCH TO MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF THE WORLDWIDE ECONOMIC SLUMP ON OUR SOCIETY.

HE SAID HONG KONG MUST CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING IT COULD TO SHARE THE WORK TO EE DONE AMONG THE WORKERS AVAILABLE AND TO LESSEN THE INCIDENCE OF UNEMPLOYMENT.

THE GOVERNMENT WAS MOREOVER PRESSING ON WITH DEVELOPMENT IN EVERY MAJOR POLICY FIELD ALTHOUGH SOME MORE SLOWLY THAN PLANNED. HE SA'D.

TOUCHING ON HONG KONG’S GROWING ATTENTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC AND THE ARTS, MR. AKERS-JONES SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A GREATER EFFORT BEING MADE ON THE DISTRICT LEVEL.

CITING TSUEN WAN AS AN EXAMPLE, HE SAID THERE WERE MANY FINE SCHOOL HALLS WHICH COULD BE USED FOR ENTERTAINMENT OF ALL KINDS. ROTARIANS COULD HELP IN DEVELOPING THESE ACTIVITIES, HE ADDED.

+HONG KONG SUCCEEDS AND SURVIVES DECAUSE OF THE EFFORTS OF YOU ALL, AND LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST YEAR, I AM CONFIDENT WE CAN FACE THE FUTURE WITH OPTIMISM,+ MR. AKERS-JONES SAID.

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GOVERNMENT LOTTERY

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FOUR WELL-KNOWN ARTISTES OF COMMERCIAL RADIO WILL HELP PROMOTE THE SALES OF THIS YEAR’S THIRD GOVERNMENT LOTTERY TICKETS AT STATUE SQUARE IN CENTRAL ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 2) BETWEEN 1 P.M. AND 2 P.M.

THEY ARE MR. HO YA-YAU, MISS CONITA CHAN HO I-SEE, MISS CHENG KIT-MAN AND MISS MA SHUK-KAU.

DURING THE SALE PROMOTION, ANOTHER FOUR COMEDIANS OF COMMERCIAL RADIO WILL ENTERTAIN THE PUBLIC ON THE G.I.S. MOBILE STREET THEATRE.

UP TO THIS AFTERNOON, A TOTAL OF 433,000 TICKETS WAS SOLD. SALES WILL CLOSE AT 9 P.M. ON FRIDAY (JULY 4).

THE WINNING NUMBERS WILL BE DRAWN BY THE FOUR COMMERCIAL RADIO ARTISTES ON JULY 5, AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE.

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