Daily Information Bulletin - 1970s - 1978 - SEP - ENG

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG RESUMES TEXTILE TALKS WITH NORWAY ................. 1

HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT INTRODUCES STORM ENQUIRY SERVICE . 2

BANKING STATISTICS FOR JULY ................................. 3

CRAFTSMEN NEEDED IN VEHICLE SERVICING INDUSTRY .............. 5

FEES FOR LOCAL EXAMINATIONS ANNOUNCED ....................... 6

TENDERS INVITED TO OPERATE AIRPORT SHOP ..................... 6

EQUIPMENT FOR SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT ................ 7

PUMPING STATION FOR SEWAGE SCHEME IN HUNG HOM ............... 8

FORESHORE IN ABERDEEN FOR GAS MANUFACTURE ................... 9

VARIETY SHOW TO MARK CLOSE OF KWUN TONG SUMMER PROGRAMME . 10

TRAFFIC RE-ROUTING IN HILL ROAD ............................ 11

WATER CUTS ................................................. 11

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1978

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HONG KONG RESUMES TEXTILE TALKS WITH NORWAY ******

MR. BILL DORWARD, ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, TONIGHT (SEPTEMBER 1) LEFT FOR OSLO FOR TALKS WITH NORWAY ON IMPORTS OF HONG KONG TEXTILES.

NORWAY RECENTLY ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO REPLACE THE SELECTIVE RESTRAINTS AGAINST HONG KONG, WHICH IT IMPOSED IN JANUARY, WITH GLOBAL RESTRICTIONS UNDER ARTICLE XIX OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT).

ON HIS DEPARTURE, MR. DORWARD SAID, +THE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED NORWEGIAN ACTION CREATES A NEW SITUATION AND WE ARE GOING TO DISCUSS ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR OUR TEXTILE TRADE IN 1979. I AM HOPEFUL WE CAN REPAIR SOME OF THE DAMAGE WHICH HAS BEEN DONE THIS YEAR.+

MR. DORWARD SAID THAT THE TALKS WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 6, A WEEK BEFORE OSLO’S 'FASHION FAIR’ WHEN MANY SPRING ORDERS ARE PLACED BY NORWEGIAN IMPORTERS.

MR. DORWARD WILL BE JOINED IN OSLO BY TWO SENIOR OFFICIALS OF HONG KONG’S TRADE, INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT -- MR. PETER WISE, COUNSELLOR FOR HONG KONG AFFAIRS IN GENEVA, AND MR. JUSTIN YUE, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TEXTILE CONTROLS.

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HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT INTRODUCES STORM ENQUIRY SERVICE * * * * *

THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT HAS SET UP A TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL ENQUIRY SERVICE AT ITS HEADQUARTERS TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC WITH FIRST HAND INFORMATION ON STORM MOVEMENT, PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION.

THE SERVICE WILL BE MANNED ROUND THE CLOCK AS STORM SIGNAL NO. 1 IS HOISTED. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE 5-456381-4.

DURING THE PASSAGE OF SEVERE TROPICAL STORM ELAINE FROM AUGUST 25 TO 27, A TOTAL OF 5,117 ENQUIRIES WERE RECEIVED. OF THESE, 2,383 WERE ON STORM SIGNALS, 1,817 ON STORM MOVEMENT AND 917 ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES.

BESIDES OPERATING THE TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL ENQUIRY SERVICE, THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT ALSO PROVIDES 131 TEMPORARY SHELTERS TO PEOPLE SEEKING SAFER ACCOMMODATION DURING THE PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM.

THESE SHELTERS, RUN BY ITS TEN CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND HAVE AN OVERALL CAPACITY OF ABOUT 20,000, WILL. BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC WHEN SIGNAL NO. 8 IS HOISTED.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN CONTACT THEIR NEAREST CITY DISTRICT OFFICES FOR THE LOCATIONS OF THESE SHELTERS.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1978

BANKING STATISTICS FOR JULY ******

BANKING DEPOSITS AT THE END OF JULY THIS YEAR STOOD AT $61,672 MILLION COMPRISING $14,108 MILLION IN DEMAND DEPOSITS. $23,587 MILLION IN TIME DEPOSITS AND $23,977 MILLION IN SAVINGS DEPOSITS, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED BY THE BANKING COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE TODAY.

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY DURING THE MONTH WAS 44.08 PER CENT.

THERE WERE 76 LICENSED BANKS IN HONG KONG AT THE’END OF

THE FOLLOWING TABLES SHOW A DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF BANK LIABILITIES, ASSETS AND MONEY SUPPLY AT THE END OF THE MONTH:-

LIABILITIES

$ MILLION

1. DEPOSITS 61,672

2. AMOUNT DUE TO BANKS ABROAD 37,728

3. OTHER LIABILITIES 12,010

TOTAL LIABILITIES: 111,410

ASSETS

1. CASH 1,016

2. AMOUNT DUE FROM BANKS ABROAD:

(1) DEMAND AND SHORT TERM CLAIMS 33,203

(II) TIME DEPOSITS 7,478 40,681

3. LOANS AND ADVANCES:

(1) HONG KONG 43,993

(II) ABROAD 16,007 60,000

INVESTMENTS

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4. INVESTMENTS!

(I) HONGKONG 3,998

(II) ABROAD 99 4,097

5. OTHER ASSETS!

(I) HONG KONG 5,429

(II) ABROAD 187 5,616

111,410

MONEY SUPPLY

I MILLION

1. LEGAL TENDER COINS AND NOTES IN CIRCULATION (A) 6,951

(1) COMMERCIAL BANK ISSUES (II) GOVERNMENT ISSUES 6,330 . 621

2. LICENSED BANKS’ HOLDINGS OF LEGAL TENDER COINS AND NOTES (B) 1,016

3. LEGAL TENDER COINS AND NOTES IN NON-BANK PUBLIC (A) - (B) - HANDS OF (C) 5,935

4. DEMAND DEPOSITS WITH LICENSED BANKS (D) 14,108

5. MONEY SUPPLY (DEFINITION 1) (C) ♦ (D) - (E) 20,043

6. TIME DEPOSITS WITH LICENSED BANKS (F) 23,587

7. SAVINGS DEPOSITS WITH LICENSED BANKS (G) 23,977

8. MONEY SUPPLY (DEFINITION 2) (E) + (F) + (G) - (H) 67,607

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1978

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CRAFTSMEN NEEDED IN VEHICLE SERVICING INDUSTRY *****

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. NEIL HENDERSON, TODAY (FRIDAY) POINTED OUT THERE IS A NEED IN HONG KONG FOR TRAINED CRAFTSMEN IN THE AUTOMOBILE REPAIRS AND SERVICING INDUSTRY WHEN HE PRESENTED CERTIFICATES TO GRADUATING APPRENTICES AND OFFICIATED AT THE SIGNING-ON OF NEW RECRUITS OF THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY.

MR. HENDERSON WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY MARKING COMPLETION OF TRAINING FOR 24 KMB APPRENTICES AND THE ENROLMENT OF -24 OTHERS AT THE COMPANY’S DEPOT IN LAI CHI KOK. SIR SHIU-KIN TANG, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF KMB WAS ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY.

HE SAID THAT A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL HAD SHOWN THAT THE AUTOMOBILE REPAIRS AND SERVICING INDUSTRY HAD MORE THAN 950 VACANCIES FOR CRAFTSMEN, BUT THE NUMBER UNDER TRAINING FELL SHORT OF THE INDUSTRY’S REQUIREMENTS BY 50 PER CENT.

♦THE SITUATION IS MADE MORE BLEAK BY THE FACT THAT FEWER YOUNG PEOPLE ARE COMING FORWARD FOR TRAINING, AND THIS TREND — UNLESS REVERSED — WILL PRESENT A SERIOUS OBSTACLE TO THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRY,♦ MR. HENDERSON SAID.

HE ADDED THAT ONE OF THE WAYS IN WHICH THE INDUSTRY CAN REVERSE THE TREND AND ATTRACT MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE UP TRAINING IS TO MAKE TRAINING MORE ATTRACTIVE.

MR. HENDERSON CONGRATULATED KMB ON HAVING TURNED OUT ANOTHER BATCH OF SKILLED TRADESMEN AND SAID HE WAS SURE THAT THE FAR-SIGHTED DECISION TAKEN BY THE MANAGEMENT IN 1973 TO REORGANISE, IMPROVE AND EXPAND ITS APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME HAS NOT ONLY GREATLY DIMINISHED THE COMPANY’S DEPENDENCE ON THE TIGHT LABOUR MARKET FOR SKILLED WORKERS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ITS SERVICE DEPARTMENT BUT HAS ALSO IMPROVED THE STANDARDS OF SERVICING ITS FAST-GROWING FLEET OF BUSES.

IN CONGRATULATING THE NEWLY-QUALIFIED APPRENTICES, MR. HENDERSON SAID THAT SKILLED MANPOWER WAS LIKELY TO PLAY A MOST IMPORTANT ROLE IN HONG KONG’S FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, MR. HENDERSON, ACCOMPANIED BY ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (INDUSTRIAL TRAINING), MR. HORACE KNIGHT, WAS TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE KMB WORKSHOPS BY THE COMPANY’S GENERAL MANAGER, Mi. RONALD LOUEY.

THE KMB APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME WAS SET UP IN 1973 WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THERE ARE CURRENTLY SOME 250 APPRENTICES.

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FEES FOR LOCAL EXAMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

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FEES FOR THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION AND THE HONG KONG HIGHER LEVEL EXAMINATION TO BE CONDUCTED IN 1979 WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE ENTRY FEE FOR SCHOOL AND PRIVATE CANDIDATES SITTING THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION IS $30. THE SUBJECT FEE FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES IS $5 FOR EACH SUBJECT AND $10 FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES.

THE ENTRY FEE FOR BOTH SCHOOL AND PRIVATE CANDIDATES OF THE HONG KONG HIGHER LEVEL EXAMINATION IS $30. THE SUBJECT FEE FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES IS $15 A SUBJECT AND $20 FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HONG KQI.j EX/Ml NAT I ON AUTHORITY SAID THE FEES REMAINED THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, EXCEPT THAT THE SUBJECT FEE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES OF THE HONG KONG HIGHER LEVEL EXAMINATION HAD BEEN INCREASED BY ABOUT $5 FOR EACH SUBJECT TAKEN.

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TENDERS INVITED TO OPERATE AIRPORT SHOP

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THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE TENANCY OF A CONFECTIONERY/TOBACCO SHOP AT THE GREETING AREA OF THE PASSENGER TERMINAL, HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

THE TENANCY WILL EE FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR COMMENCING IN OCTOBER 1978 AND THEREAFTER ON A MONTH-TO-MONTH BASIS AS THE GREETING AREA WILL EE REDEVELOPED IN EARLY 1980.

TENDERS MUST BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT BEFORE NOON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1978.

FORMS FOR TENDER AND FURTHER PARTICULARS ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, NEW RODNEY BLOCK, QUEENSWAY, OR AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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EQUIPMENT FOR SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT ******

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TODAY INVITED TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR STAGE I OF THE SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT.

THE EQUIPMENT CONSISTS OF EIGHT POWER TRANSFORMERS WHICH WILL BE USED TO TRANSFORM THE ELECTRICITY GENERATED ON THE SITE TO HIGH VOLTAGE FOR THE EQUIPMENT USED TO TREAT THE SEWAGE BY BIOLOGICAL AND MECHANICAL PROCESSES AND A SWITCHBOARD FOR THE CONTROL OF LARGE ELECTF. I C-> CTOR-DR I VEN AIR COMPRESSORS.

MR. WONG KWOK-CHOY, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE’S CONSULTANTS MANAGEMENT DIVISION, SAID THAT THIS WAS THE SECOND OF FOUR CONTRACTS FOR THE SUPPLY AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT FOR STAGE I OF THE PROJECT.

+THE PLANT IS EXPECTED TO EE COMPLETED IN 1980, AND IN THE INTERIM PERIOD THE SEWAGE FROM SHA TIN IS BEING TREATED AT THE TEMPORARY AND INTERIM SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS,+ HE SAID.

PART OF THE PROJECT IS EE I NG FINANCED BY THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK AND TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED ON AN INTERNATIONAL BASIS FROM MANUFACTURERS IN MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK AND LUXEMBOURG.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY WATSON (HONG KONG) CHARTERED CONSULTING ENGINEERS, WHO ARE THE 'HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S CONSULTING ENGINEERS FOR THIS PROJECT UNDER THE OVERALL SUPERVISION OF THE CONSULTANTS MANAGEMENT DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

WATSON (HONG KONG) ARE ALSO SUPERVISING THE CONSTRUCTION WORK, INCLUDING THE INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED UNDER THIS CONTRACT.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1978

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PUMPING STATION FOR SEWAGE SCHEME IN HUNG HOM * * * * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUMPING STATION AT WINSLOW STREET, HUNG HOM.

THE WORK, WHICH ALSO INVOLVES THE LAYING OF ASSOCIATED SEWERS.

COMPL"T"TED T° EE6IW ,N NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO

MR. CHAN YAN, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE DRAINAGE WORKS DIVISION OF

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ASSOCIATED SEWERS ARE FROM HUNG HOM AREA TO CENTRE.

OFFICE, SAID: +THE PUMPING STATION AND THE PART CF THE SEWAGE SCHEME FOR CONVEYING SEWAGE THE SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT NEAR NEW WORLD

+THE SEWAGE WILL THEN EE SCREENED AND DISCHARGED TO THE HARBOUR THROUGH AN EXISTING SUBMARINE OUTFALL SO THAT THE SEWAGE WILL BE EFFECTIVELY DILUTED AND DISPERSED BY SEAWATER.+

THE CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS CONSIST CF THE CONSTRUCTION CF A PUMPING STATION TOGETHER WITH AN OFFICE, WORKSHOP AND EARRACKS ACCOMMODATION.

ABOUT 150 METRES OF SEWERS WITH DIAMETERS RANGING FROM 630 MM TO 1,050 MM WILL ALSO EE CONSTRUCTED.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL EE SUPERVISED BY THE DRAINAGE WORKS DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

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FORESHORE IN ABERDEEN FOF GAS MANUFACTURE * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO GRANT A LEASE FOR AN AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED OF ABOUT-6,943 SQUARE METRES AT SHEK PAI WAN, ABERDEEN.

THE AREA WILL BE USED BY THE HONG KONG AND CHINA LTD. FOR THE MANUFACTURE, STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION OF

GAS CO.

GAS.

A CAS HOLDER AND ANCILLARY STRUCTURES, NECESSARY EY THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES. ON THE SITE.

AS MAY BE CONSIDERED WILL BE PERMITTED

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE IN TODAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

ALL PERSONS HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL SHOULD SUBMIT SUCH OBJECTIONS IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS ~ ' WITHIN TWO MONTHS FROM TODAY.

PLAN CAN

THE NOTICE (IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE) WITH ITS RELATED CAN BE SEEN ON NOTICE BOARDS POSTED NEAR THE SITE.

THE MAY ALSO BUILDING OFFICE.

PLAN SHOWING THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED INVOLVED EE SEEN AT THE PORT WORKS DIVISION, 1ST FLOOR. MURRAY , GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG OR THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, CARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

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VARIETY SHOW TO MARK CLOSE OF KWUN TONG SUMMER PROGRAMME ******

A VAI?IETY SH0W FOR 1,000 PEOPLE WILL BE STAGED TOMORROW Jn MARK THE C‘-0SE 0F THE SUMMER PROGRAMME OF 900 ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN KWUN TONG DISTRICT. eA/..*iUNSerJ?nrLr,!:E?,SuATIyE COUNCILLOR, MR. WONG LAM AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S KWUN TONG COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICER, MR. KWOK LA -SIK, ".OGETHER WITH 11 OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT CHILDREN AND YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, WILL ATTEND THE SHOW AND OFFICIATE AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY AT THE DELIA MEMORIAL SCHOOL, 19 YUET WAH STREET, AT 7.30 P.M.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES WILL ALSO ^Fi..P*eS^LrT0 PRESENT TROPHIES TO WINNERS OF VARIOUS COMPETITIONS RUN AS PART OF THE SUMMER PROGRAMME.

™E ONE-HOUR VARIETY SHOW, FEATURING ORIENTAL DANCE, CHINESE DRAMA AND ACROBATIC SHOW, WILL BE JOINTLY GIVEN BY TELEVISION kTaSluckyNdrawMBERS °F local youth agencies. THERE WILL ALSO

L-. _ OUTSTANDING ENTRIES OF A POSTER DESIGN AND PAINTING CONTEST HELD EARLIER WILL ALSO BE ON DISPLAY INSIDE THE'SCHOOL HALL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

,™J0U ARE INVITED T0 SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY AND THE VARIETY SHOW WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT 7.30 P.M ERRTO°SgAT DELIA MEMORIAL SCHOOL AT 19 YUET WAH STREET,'

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1978

TRAFFIC RE-ROUTING IN HILL ROAD *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THE SECTION OF HILL ROAD BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD WEST AND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND WITH EFFECT FROM 10 A.M. ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 3) TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HILL ROAD FLY0V6A.

WITH THIS ARRANGEMENT VEHICLES ON DES VOEUX ROAD WEST WISHING TO PROCEED TO QUEEN’S ROAD WEST ARE ADVISED TO USE WHITTY STREET.

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BUS ROUTE NOS. 5A, 5B, 77 AND 113 WILL BE DIVERTED TO PROCEED THE END OF DES VOEUX ROAD WEST BEFORE JOINING QUEEN’S ROAD WEST.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WATER CUTS * * *

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN REPULSE BAY TSUEN WAN WILL EE TURNED OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) NIGHT TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

IN REPULSE BAY, THE SUPPLY WILL EE INTERRUPTED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON MONDAY AND PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED AR-BOUNDED BY 32-99 REPULSE EAY ROAD, AND 33~55 ISLAND ROAD.

IN TSUEN WAN, iHE SUPPLY WILL EE CUT OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY TO 6 A.M. ON TUESDAY.' THE AREA TO EE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY TAI CHUNG ROAD, SHA TSUI ROAD AND CASTE PEAK ROAD, INCLUDING PAK TIN STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG TEL 5-233191

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

POPULATION IN MID-1978 ...................................... 1

STUDENT GUIDANCE SCHEME ..................................... 1

EASTERN CORRIDOR PROJECT TO BEGIN SOON ...................... 3

CERTIFICATES OF VACCINATION AGAINST SMALLPOX ................ 4

IMPROVEMENT TO CLEARWATER BAY ROAD .......................... 5

PLASTIC NETHOUSES PROTECT LOCAL CROPS ...................... 6

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS TO VISIT JAPAN .............. 7

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT ........................................  7

FIRING PRACTICE ............................................. 8

WATER CUT

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POPULATION IN MID-1978

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THE ESTIMATED POPULATION IN HONG KONG AT THE END OF JUNE 1978 WAS 4,606,300, THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS SAID TODAY.

THE FIGURE REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF 39,415 PERSONS OVER THE END-1977 ESTIMATE. THIS WAS MADE UP OF A +PLUS+ OF 23,515 THROUGH THE BALANCE OF BIRTHS OVER DEATHS AND A GAIN OF 15,900 PERSONS THROUGH THE BALANCE OF MIGRATION.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BIRTHS FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1978 WAS 35,794- THIS WAS 835 LESS THAN THE FIGURE FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1978 WAS 12.279, AS COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING FIGURE OF 12,484 RECORDED IN 1977.

THE FIGURES FOR BIRTHS AND DEATHS ARE BASED UPON EVENTS OCCURRING RATHER THAN UPON REGISTRATIONS MADE AND THEREFORE DIFFER SLIGHTLY FROM THOSE RELEASED BY THE REGISTRAR GENERAL.

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STUDENT GUIDANCE SCHEME * * * *

A STUDENT GUIDANCE SCHEME WILL MOVE ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALITY ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) WHEN A THREE-MONTH STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS TRAINING PROGRAMME BEGINS FOR 79 NON-GRADUATE GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS.

UNDER THE SCHEME OUTLINED IN THE GREEN PAPER ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERSONAL SOCIAL WORK AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN HONG KONG PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, FULL-TIME STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS WILL BEGIN FROM DECEMBER 4 SERVING ABOUT 250,000 PUPILS IN 341 PRIMARY SCHOOLS TAKING PART IN THE SCHEME JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENTS.

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COMMENTING ON THE NEW SCHEME, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT, SUBJECT TO GOVERNMENT APPROVAL, IT WAS PLANNED TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS WORKING IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO 230 OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

/+THS SCHEME, ......

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+THE SCHEME, WHICH WILL FORM PART OF THE EXISTING PROGRAMME OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK CARRIED OUT BY GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, AIMS TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO PUPILS ON PERSONAL, EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL MATTERS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THE INITIAL INTAKE OF STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS WILL WORK INDEPENDENTLY, BUT WILL MAINTAIN CLOSE LINKS WITH SCHOOL HEADS AND TEACHERS.♦

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS WOULDi

* PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING TO CHILDREN WITH EMOTIONAL OR PERSONAL PROBLEMS AND HELP TEACHERS HANDLE PROBLEM CHILDREN’

* ADVISE CHILDREN ON EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, CHOICE OF SCHOOLS AND HELP PREPARE THEM FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF THEIR EDUCAT ION-

* PROMOTE AND DEVELOP VOCATIONAL AWARENESS, AND HELP CHILDREN APPRECIATE THE VALUE OF WORK AND THE IMPORTANCE OF VARIOUS JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY-

* ARRANGE VISITS AND CONDUCT PROGRAMMES TO HELP CHILDREN BROADEN THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES- AND

* LIAISE WITH PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS IN HANDLING COMPLICATED AND DIFFICULT CASES.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

THE STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAMME WILL BE LAUNCHED ON MONDAY AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY AT 10.30 A.M. IN THE GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN GASCOIGNE ROAD, YAUMATI.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (PROFESSIONAL), MR. HO NGA-MING. AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SOCIAL WORK), MRS. EVELYN DOE WILL ATTEND THE CEREMONY. YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE EVENT.

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EASTERN CORRIDOR PROJECT TO BEGIN SOON

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THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT INTENDS TO INVITE TENDERS WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE MONTHS FROM PREQUALIFIED CONTRACTORS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR — STAGE I.

THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR — STAGE I WILL BE AN ELEVATED COASTAL ROUTE ABOUT TWO KILOMETRES LONG, PROVIDING A DUAL FOUR-LANE CARRIAGEWAY OVER TWO THIRDS OF ITS LENGTH AND DUAL THREE-LANE OVER THE REMAINING SECTION. THREE INTERCHANGES WILL BE PROVIDED TO CONNECT THE COASTAL ROUTE WITH THE EXISTING ROAD NETWORK.

A P.W.D. SPOKESMAN SAID ONLY CONTRACTORS OF EITHER LOCAL OR OVERSEAS WITH APPROPRIATE EXPERIENCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF MULTI-SPAN CONCRETE HIGHWAY STRUCTURES AND MARINE STRUCTURES WILL BE CONSIDERED IN THE LIST OF PREQUALIFIED CONTRACTORS.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR PREQUALIFICATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MESSRS. MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA, CONSULTING ENGINEER, 1 KOWLOON PARK DRIVE, 14TH FLOOR, KOWLOON.

A NOTICE INVITING APPROPRIATE CONTRACTORS TO CONTACT THE CONSULTING ENGINEERS FOR CONSIDERATION OF INCLUSION IN THE PREQUALIFICATION LIST WAS PUBLISHED IN YESTERDAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE CONSTRUCTION WILL COMMENCE IN THE EARLIER PART OF NEXT YEAR AND THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR — STAGE I WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC IN ABOUT FOUR YEARS.

THE CONTRACT IS BEING PREPARED AND THE CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL BE SUPERVISED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA ON BEHALF OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

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CERTIFICATES OF VACCINATION AGAINST SMALLPOX

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THE HONG KONG HEALTH AUTHORITY MAY ENFORCE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS WHEREBY ARRIVALS FROM SMALLPOX INFECTED AREAS WOULD HAVE TO POSSESS VALID CERTIFICATES OF VACCINATION AGAINST THE DISEASE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM SO FAR HAS INDICATED THAT THE COUNTRY IS LIKELY TO BE DECLARED A SMALLPOX INFECTED AREA.

HE SAID THE DEPARTMENT WOULD MAKE A DECISION, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER, NEXT TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY WHEN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION’S WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RECORDS BECOME AVAILABLE, TO ALL MEMBER COUNTRIES INFORMING THEM OF THE SITUATION IN THE CURRENT SMALLPOX OUTBREAK IN BIRMINGHAM.

ACCORDING TO WHO RECOMMENDATIONS, A VACCINATION CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED FROM TRAVELLERS WHO, WITHIN THE PRECEDING 14 DAYS, HAVE VISITED A SMALLPOX INFECTED COUNTRY AS REFLECTED IN THE WHO’S WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RECORDS.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT PENDING THE RECEIPT OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RECORDS, TRAVELLERS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE PRESENTLY NOT REQUIRED TO PRODUCE SMALLPOX VACCINATION CERTIFICATES FOR ENTRY INTO HONG KONG.

HOWEVER, HE ADVISED THAT PEOPLE INTENDING TO TRAVEL TO THE UNITED KINGDOM IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO TO GET THEMSELVES PREPARED BY POSSESSING AN INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF VACCINATION AGAINST SMALLPOX.

+THIS IS BECAUSE BY THE TIME THEY RETURN TO HONG KONG THEY MIGHT BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS WHICH MAY BE INTRODUCED AT ANY TIME NOW,+ HE ADDED.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1978

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CLEARWATER BAY ROAD TO BE FURTHER IMPROVED * * * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR IMPROVING A SECTION OF CLEARWATER BAY ROAD BETWEEN PIK UK AND CLEARWATER BAY APARTMENTS.

THE PROJECT FORMS THE SECOND STAGE OF AN OVERALL SCHEME AIMED AT RELIEVING THE PRESENT TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN CLEARWATER BAY ROAD BETWEEN ANDERSON ROAD AND HANG HAU ROAD.

+THE WORK INVOLVES THE WIDENING OF ABOUT 1,100 METRES OF THE EXISTING ROAD TO DUAL TWO-LANE STANDARD CARRIAGEWAY WITH FOOTPATHS ON BOTH SIDES,+ MR. AU CHI-LAU, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DIVISION OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE, SAID.

+CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.+

MEANWHILE, IMPROVEMENT WORK IS PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY ON IWO OTHER SECTIONS OF CLEARWATER BAY ROAD — ONE ADJOINING NGAU CHI WAN ESTATE AND THE OTHER BETWEEN PIK UK AND HIRAM’S HIGHWAY.

THE WORK INCLUDES THE WIDENING OF CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE ROAD, CHANGE OF ALIGNMENT AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY AT THE VILLAGE OF TSENG LAN SHUE.

WORK ON THE REMAINING TWO SECTIONS BETWEEN HIRAM’S HIGHWAY AND HANG HAU AND BETWEEN ANDERSON ROAD AND PIK UK WILL BEGIN WITHIN THE NEXT NINE MONTHS.

THE ENTIRE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME COSTING MORE THAN $72 MILLION, IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1980.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1978

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PLASTIC NETHOUSES SAVE LOCAL CROPS

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NEW TERRITORIES FARMERS, WHOSE CROPS WERE SEVERELY DAMAGED RECENTLY BY SEVERE TROPICAL STORM AGNES, ARE NOW TURNING THEIR ATTENTION TO A SOPHISTICATED FORM OF CROP PROTECTION ----- THE

INSTALLATION OF PLASTIC NETHOUSES.

ACCORDING TO THE SENIOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR. T.C. CHAU, ABOUT 50 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S VEGETABLE CROPS WERE DAMAGED AS A DIRECT RESULT OF AGNES.

+BUT CROPS AND SEEDLINGS WHICH WERE GROWING IN DEMONSTRATION PLASTIC NETHOUSES SURVIVED AGNES VERY WELL,+ HE SAID.

AFTER FOUR YEARS OF INTENSE TRAILS UNDER ALL WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE DEPARTMENT HAS FOUND THAT THE NETHOUSES CAN EFFECTIVELY PROTECT CROPS FROM TYPHOONS AND HEAVY RAINS,+ SAID MR. CHAU.

DEMONSTRATION UNITS, SPONSORED BY THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION, HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED AT SUNG CHING SUN TSUEN NEAR YUEN LONG AND THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT’S EXTENSION FARM AT SHEUNG SHU I.

SINCE THE WRATH OF AGNES, A FARMER AT SHEK KONG COMPLETED THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NETHOUSE AND THE DEPARTMENT HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS ENQUIRIES FROM FARMERS IN THE YUEN LONG AND TAI PO DISTRICTS ABOUT THE FUNDING AND ESTABLISHMENT OF NETHOUSES.

THE PLASTIC NETHOUSE IS'CHEAPER AND MORE VERSATILE THAN ITS EUROPEAN COUNTERPART, THE GLASSHOUSE.

DURING HOT AND HUMID WEATHER, THE SIDES OF THE NETHOUSES CAN BE ROLLED UP TO ALLOW GENTLE BREEZES BLOW OVER THE CROPS, AND DURING THE APPLICATION OF FERTILISERS, HERBICIDES AND INSECTICIDES, THE SIDES CAN BE LOWERED SO THE PLANTS RECEIVE FULL BENEFIT OF THE TREATMENT. WITH SUCH CONTROLS, FARMERS ARE ASSURED OF UNDAMAGED SEEDLINGS WHICH CAN BE TRANSPLANTED A FEW DAYS AFTER A TYPHOON AND GOOD QUALITY CROPS LITERALLY FREE OF INSECT DAMAGE.

MR. CHAU SAID NETHOUSES OF ABOUT ONE DAU CHUNG (ABOUT 1/6TH CF AN ACRE) COST ABOUT $9,000, INCLUDING LABOUR. ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THE COSTS GOES TOWARDS THE PLASTIC NETTING.

FARMERS INTERESTED IN ESTABLISHING PLASTIC NETHOUSES CAN APPLY TO THE DEPARTMENT FOR LOW-INTEREST LOANS TO HELP MEET THE COSTS. THE INTEREST VARIES FROM ONE TO FOUR PER CENT DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE LOAN.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS TO VISIT JAPAN ******

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR. AUGUSTINE KAM CHUI WILL LEAVE HONG KONG FOR JAPAN ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) ON A TWO-WEEK STUDY TOUR AT THE INVITATION OF THE JAPANESE GOVERNMENT.

MR. CHUI WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE JUNCTION OF CANAL ROAD WEST AND GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 6.30 P.M. TOMORROW (SUNDAY) TO FACILITATE DUCT-LAYING WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TURN LEFT FROM CANAL ROAD WEST ONTO GLOUCESTER ROAD.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1978

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FIRING PRACTICE * * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON FIVE DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS DANGEROUS TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN THE RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING THE TIME OF FIRING PRACTICE.

THE PRACTICE TIMES ARE:

DATE HOURS

SEPTEMBER 4 (MONDAY) 8 A.M. - 10.30 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 5 (TUESDAY) 8 A.M. - 10.30 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 6 (WEDNESDAY) 8 A.M. - 10.30 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 7 (THURSDAY) 8 A.M. - 10.30 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 8 (FRIDAY) 8 A.M. - 10.30 P.M.

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WATER CUT * * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN KENNEDY TOWN WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 A.M. ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE BOUNDED BY SMITHFIELD ROAD. CADOGAN STREET, FORBES STREET AND THE NEW PRAYA.

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ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1978

CONTENTS RAGE NO.

TWO SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SHA TIN OPEN THIS WEEK ......... 1

TRADE FIGURES BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGINS ..................... 2

CONTROLLED TIP AT SAI TSO WAN ........................... 3

C.D.O. TO OPEN SUB-OFFICE IN TUNG TAU ................... 3

REGISTRATION TEAM TO OPERATE IN TUEN MUN ................ 4

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN HAPPY VALLEY ..................... 4

WATER CUTS .............................................. K

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1978

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TWO NEW SCHOOLS IN SHA TIN OPEN THIS WEEK

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TWO SECONDARY SCHOOLS, BUILT UNDER SUPERVISION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IN LEK YUEN, SHA TIN NEW TOWN, WILL OPEN THIS WEEK.

THE TWO SCHOOLS, EACH WITH A CAPACITY FOR 960 STUDENTS, ARE HOUSED IN A FIVE-STOREY BUILDING BUILT IN +INTERLOCK* STYLE.

THE FACILITIES IN EACH SCHOOL ARE A DUPLICATE OF THE OTHER, EACH WITH 24 CLASSROOMS, A HUGE ASSEMBLY HALL, DRESSING ROOMS AND SHOWERS, AND SCIENCE LABORATORIES.

WORK ON THE $12 MILLION PROJECT STARTED 16 MONTHS AGO AND WAS COMPLETED AT THE END OF JULY.

THE COMPLEX HAS CLASSROOMS FOR METALWORK, WOODWORK, HOUSECRAFT AND NEEDLEWORK AND LABORATORIES FOR CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY AND PHYSICS.

THE TWO ASSEMBLY HALLS EACH MEASURE 30.4 METRES BY 22.4 METRES WITH STAGE AREA OF 14.8 METRES BY 5.1 METRES.

THERE ARE ADEQUATE SPORTING FACILITIES, A TUCK SHOP AND A LARGE COVERED PLAY AREA IN THE CENTRE.

ONE OF THE SCHOOLS IS SPONSORED BY THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS AND NAMED THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS MRS. FUNG WONG FUNG TING COLLEGE.

THE OTHER IS SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG BAPTIST CONVENTION AND NAMED THE BAPTIST LUI MING CHOI SECONDARY SCHOOL.

AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE TUNG WAH SCHOOL WOULD BE TEMPORARILY SHARED BY STUDENTS FROM THE KIANGSU-CHEKIANG COLLEGE IN SHA TIN.

AND THE BAPTIST LUI SCHOOL WOULD ALSO BE TEMPORARILY SHARED BY STUDENTS FROM THE SHA TIN PUI YING COLLEGE.

THESE TWO SCHOOLS ARE AWAITING COMPLETION OF NEW PREMISES IN NEIGHBOURING WO CHE ESTATE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1978

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TRADE FIGURES BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGINS

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED QUARTERLY TRADE FIGURES ANALYSED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGINS FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND QUARTERS OF 1978.

THE FIGURES ARE DERIVED FROM RE-GROUPING EACH SIX-DIGIT COMMODITY ITEM OF THE PRESENT TRADE CLASSIFICATION ACCORDING TO THE INDUSTRY OF WHICH THE COMMODITY IS A PRINCIPAL PRODUCT.

THE ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, THE FOUR INDUSTRY GROUPS HAVING THE HIGHEST CONTRIBUTIONS WERE WEARING APPAREL, TEXTILES, ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND APPLIANCES, AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS.

THEY TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR 73 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND 75 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE HIGHEST IN THE CASE OF BEVERAGES, PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND TEXTILES, BEING 53 PER CENT, 46 PER CENT AND 38 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER THE CORRESPONDING FIGURES OF THE FIRST QUARTER IN 1978.

ON THE OTHER HAND, NOTABLE DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE FOUND IN AGRICULTURAL, LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY (-42 PER CENT), FOOTWEAR (-29 PER CENT), AND TOBACCO (-25 PER CENT).

CONCERNING IMPORTS, PRODUCTS OF THE TEXTILES, ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND APPLIANCES, CHEMICAL AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES TOGETHER TOOK UP AN IMPORTANT SHARE OF THE TOTAL IMPORT VALUE — 46 PER CENT IN BOTH THE FIRST AND SECOND QUARTERS OF 1978.

THE HIGHEST INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF IMPORTS OCCURRED IN THE GROUPS OF MINING AND QUARRYING (81 PER CENT), LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS (46 PER CENT), AND WOOD AND CORK PRODUCTS (35 PER CENT).

FOR TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT, HOWEVER, A. DECREASE OF 18 PER CENT WAS RECORDED IN THE VALUE OF IMPORTS.

FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS RE-CLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

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CONTROLLED TIP AT SAI TSO WAN ******

THE EXISTING CONTROLLED TIP AT SAI TSO WAN WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF PHASE ONE OF THE PROJECT NEXT MONTH WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY PROVIDE ABOUT 2.3 HECTARES OF LAND FOR RECREATIONAL USE.

TENDERS FOR PHASE TWO OF THE PROJECT ARE BEING INVITED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

MR. WONG WAN-MING, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND AIRPORT DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, SAIDj +WORK ON THE SECOND PHASE WILL CONSIST OF THE SYSTEMATIC DISPOSAL OF REFUSE BY SANITARY AND INOFFENSIVE METHODS, AS WELL AS CONSTRUCTION OF ACCESS ROADS AND DRAINS.

+INCLUDED IN THIS CONTRACT ARE THE TRANSPORTATION AND STACKING OF BALED REFUSE PRODUCED FROM THE ADJOINING HIGH DENSITY PILOT BAILING PLANT AND THE EXCAVATION OF SOME 200.000 CUBIC METRES OF MATERIAL FOR PLATFORM FORMATION.+

CONTROLLED TIPPING IS A SANITARY METHOD OF REFUSE IN WHICH THE REFUSE IS SPREAD AND COMPACTED IN LAYERS.

DISPOSAL

EACH LAYER IS THEN COMPLETELY COVERED WITH INVERT MATERIAL SEALING OFF ALL WORKING FACES AT THE END OF EACH DAY’S WORK IN ORDER TO MINIMISE THE POSSIBILITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION.

MR. WONG SAID THAT WORK ON PHASE TWO WOULD BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND WOULD TAKE ABOUT 27 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND WORK WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE DEVELOPMENT AND AIRPORT DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, P.W.D.

C.D.O. TO OPEN SUB-OFFICE IN TUNG TAU

*****

A NEW SUB-OFFICE OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (WONG TAI SIN) WILL BE OPEN ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF BLOCK 9, TUNG TAU ESTATE ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 7).

THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE TUNG TAU SUB-OFFICE ARE 3-832368 FOR ASSISTANT CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (TUNG TAU), EXECUTIVE OFFICER (LIAISON) AND GENERAL OFFICE, AND 3-832353 FOR THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTER.

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REGISTRATION TEAM TO OPERATE IN TUEN MUN ******

COMMITTEE FOR

A TEAM FROM THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICE WILL CONDUCT REGISTRATION AT THE OFFICE OF THE TUEN MUN RURAL RESIDENTS IN THE AREA FOR SEVEN DAYS THIS MONTH.

THE TEAM WILL OPERATE BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 4.30 P.M. FROM SEPTEMBER 11 TO 15 AND FROM 19 TO 20.

DAILY

THE VISIT IS TO ENABLE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS TO REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN OR WARDS BETWEEN 11 AND 17 YEARS OF AGE FOR JJVENILE IDENTITY CARDS, AND HOLDERS OF JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS REACHING THE AGE OF 18 TO REGISTER FOR ADULT IDENTITY CARDS.

ALL PERSONS LIVING IN THE AREA ARE REMINDED OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO REGISTER THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN FOR IDENTITY CARDS, AND TO REPORT CHANGES IN THEIR EMPLOYMENT OR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES, MARITAL STATUS, OR ANY PARTICULARS WHICH HAVE CHANGED SINCE THEY REGISTERED FOR THEIR IDENTITY CARDS.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE APPROACH ROAD LEADING FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILi intheAarea?M 1 A,M* T0 6 A'M' DA,LY To FAC1LITATE DRAINAGE WORKS

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIODS, MOTORISTS WISHING THE TUNNEL FROM HAPPY VALLEY MUST USE THE APPROACH WATERFRONT SECTION OF GLOUCESTER ROAD. APPR0ACH

TO PROCEED TO ROADS ON THE

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1978

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WATER CUTS * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN AND WESTERN DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

IN TSUEN WAN, THE PREMISES IN HEUNG CHE STREET, FU YUNG STREET, THE WATERFRONT, TAI HO ROAD AND SHA TSUI ROAD INCLUDING

HREET AND HEUNG wo STREET WILL HAVE NO WATER SUPPLY FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO 6 A M ON

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IN WESTERN DISTRICT, THE AREA BOUNDED BY CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST, QUEEN’S ROAD WEST, SOUTH AND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FROM 11 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY.

WESTERN STREET, LANE, HILL ROAD FOR SEVEN HOURS

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ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG TEL: 5-233191

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TRANSPORT FACILITIES TO SHA TIN RACE-COURSE NEAR COMPLETION ................................................. 1

GOVERNOR CONTINUES VISITS TO DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARDS IN N.T............................................................ 2

STUDENT GUIDANCE SCHEME » +BRIDGE BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL* ....................................................... 3

OPENING OF RAILWAY LOOP LINE IN SHA TIN ..................... 5

REHABILITATION CENTRE TO CELEBRATE 1OTH ANNIVERSARY .......... 5

WATER CUTS ...............................................   6

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1978

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TRANSPORT FACILITIES TO SHA TIN RACE-COURSE NEAR COMPLETION

* * * *

MANY OF THE TRANSPORT FACILITIES AT THE SHA TIN RECOURSE ARE NEARING COMPLETION AND WILL BE READY F^ ITS OPENING IN OCTOBER.

THE FACILITIES JOINTLY DEVELOPED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, INCLUDE SPACES FOR PARKING, LOADING AND UNLOADING OF VEHICLES OUTSIDE THE RACE-COURSE ADJACENT TO THE DUAL THREE-LANE TRUNK ROAD THROUGH SHA TIN.

TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDE PICKING UP AND SETTING DOWN AND PARKING AREAS FOR 80 FRANCHISED BUSES. 120 PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, 65 TAXIS, 50 PRIVATE COACHES, 50 HIRE CARS AND 909 PRIVATE CARS.

BUT, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT PEOPLE GOING TO THE RACE-COURSE SHOULD USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AS THE CAR PARKS PROVIDED WOULD BE FOR MEMBERS OF THE JOCKEY CLUB ONLY.

ALL PICKING UP AND SETTING DOWN AREAS INCLUDE GRADE SEPARATED PEDESTRIAN APPROACHES AND WAITING AREAS. THE SOUTH BOUND TERMINAL AND NORTH BOUND TERMINAL FOR FRANCHISED BUSES AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES ARE SEPARATED FROM EACH OTHER.

THE NEAR COMPLETION OF THE 5-KILOMETRE DUAL-LANE TRUNK ROAD FROM TAI WAI TO THE NEW RACE-COURSE HAS BEEN A MAJOR DEVELOPMENT AT SHA TIN.

PART OF THIS NEW ROAD BEING DEVELOPED BY P.W.D.

WAS OPENED TO TRAFFIC IN APRIL, AND A FURTHER STRETCH IN AUGUST. THE ENTIRE ROAD IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN OCTOBER, PROVIDING A DUAL CARRIAGEWAY OF TWO LANES EACH. CONSTRUCTION OF THE $65 MILLION ROAD STARTED IN MARCH 1976.

AN INTERESTING FEATURE OF THE ROAD BAS BEEN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A RAILWAY CROSSING NEAR THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE WHICH ALLOWS FOR THE PLANNED ELECTRIFICATION OF THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY.

ALSO, TWO SUBWAYS AND TWO FOOT-BRIDGES ARE BEING BUILT TO AID MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE NEAR LEK YUEN AND WO CHE HOUSING ESTATES.

A RAILWAY STATION CAPABLE OF HANDLING 15,000 PASSENGERS AN HOUR, WITH A FOOT-BRIDGE APPROACH, IS ALSO NEAR COMPLETION.

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GOVERNOR CONTINUES HIS VISITS TO NEW TERRITORIES’ DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARDS * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL VISIT THE SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARDS ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) TO LISTEN TO THEIR PLANS FOR THE COMING YEAR AND TO OFFER HIS HELP AND ADVICE.

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ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES, SIR MURRAY WILL MEET MEMBERS OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, AT 10 A.M.

FOLLOWING THE ONE-HOUR MEETING, SIR MURRAY WILL THEN GO TO THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD. THIS MEETING WILL START AT 11.30 A.M. AND WILL FINISH AT 12.30 P.M.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE GOVERNOR’S VISITS. OFFICIAL TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED. A GOVERNMENT VAN, AM 2088, WILL LEAVE FROM BEHIND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE AT 9.15 A.M. SHARP ON SEPTEMBER 6 TO TAKE MEMBERS OF THE PRESS TO THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE. IT WILL LATER LEAVE FROM THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE FOR ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE IN INTERNATIONAL BUILDING, CENTRAL. FOR NEWSMEN WISHING TO RETURN TO KOWLOON, THE VAN WILL TAKE THEM TO THE TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE BEFORE 1 P.M.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1978

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STUDENT GUIDANCE SCHEME —

+BRIDGE BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL+

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A STUDENT GUIDANCE SCHEME SCHEDULED TO BEGIN SERVING ABOUT 250,000 PUPILS IN 341 PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN EARLY DECEMBER WOULD PROVIDE AN IMPORTANT BRIDGE BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (PROFESSIONAL), MR. HO NGA-MING, SAID TODAY.

HE WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN GASCOIGNE ROAD, KOWLOON, TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF A THREE-MONTH TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR 79 NON-GRADUATE GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO WILL SERVE AS STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS IN THESE SCHOOLS.

MR. HO SAID FEW PEOPLE WERE UNAWARE OF THE CONSIDERABLE EFFORTS MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN RECENT YEARS TO PROVIDE MORE SOCIAL WORK SERVICES.

+SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK IS AN INTRINSIC PART OF THIS SERVICE,+ HE SAID, +AND MUCH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE SINCE A TRIAL SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SCHEME WAS LAUNCHED ON A SMALL SCALE IN NOVEMBER, 1974.

MR. HO SAID THE BROAD OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SCHEME WERE TO HELP STUDENTS WITH PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THEIR STUDIES, BEHAVIOUR OR FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, AND TO HELP THEM OVERCOME THESE STRESSES.

IN PLANNING THE STRUCTURE OF A SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICE AND THE PART TO BE PLAYED BY EVERYONE CONNECTED WITH THE EDUCATION AND WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY, IT WAS IMPORTANT TO EMPHASISE THAT THE SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN MUST REMAIN VERY MUCH THE CONCERN OF TEACHERS.

IT THEREFORE FELL TO TEACHERS TO UNDERSTAND WHICH MODES OF CHILD BEHAVIOUR WERE LIKELY TO DEVELOP INTO UNFORTUNATE ADULT TRAITS AND WHICH WERE LIKELY TO GROW INTO DESIRABLE ATTRIBUTES.

TEACHERS MUST BE ABLE TO DISCERN THE FIRST SIGNS OF MALADJUSTMENT IN A CHILD AND REDIRECT HIM INTO MORE DESIRABLE FORMS OF CONDUCT.

♦CASES OF ANTI-SOCIAL OR DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR MAY BE ATTRIBUTABLE TO A SINGLE CAUSE OR A MULTIPLICITY OF CAUSES,* l*R. HO SAID.

♦MOREOVER, IT IS TRUE THAT SOME BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS ARE CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH THE CHILD’S FAMILY BACKGROUND AND HIS PARENTS’ SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, AND ARE LARGELY BEYOND SCHOOL CONTROL.

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+HOWEVER, I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT MANY OF THE PROBLEMS COULD BE RESOLVED WITH CLOSER CONTACT BETWEEN SCHOOL AND HOME.*

MR. HO SAID THE STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICER SCHEME WOULD PROVIDE THIS MEANS OF LIAISON.

IT ALSO WOULD HELP DEVELOP AN EFFICIENT SCHOOL SOCIAL SERVICE AND, IN TURN, HELP IMPROVE THE AVERAGE LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT IN SOCIETY.

ANOTHER SPEAKER, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT (SOCIAL WORK), MRS. EVELYN DOE, SAID PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY STUDENTS NOWADAYS WERE NO LONGER PURELY ACADEMIC.

+DURING THIS PERIOD OF RAPID PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL GROWTH, STUDENTS ARE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE EMOTIONAL INSTABILITY, FEELINGS OF DISTURBANCE IN THEIR HANDLING OF COMPLEX HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, AND A SENSE OF MALADJUSTMENT WITH REGARD TO THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT,* SHE SAID.

♦UNDER THE CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM, IT IS DIFFICULT FOR A TEACHER TO ATTEND TO THE INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS OR CATER FOR THE VARYING NEEDS OF EACH STUDENT.

+WITH THE APPLICATION OF SOCIAL WORK PRINCIPLES AND METHODS, PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS WILL HELP PUPILS MAKE THE MAXIMUM USE OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIAL TO THE FULL AND PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR RESPONSIBLE ADULT LIVING.*

SHE POINTED OUT THAT SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICE PLACED EQUAL EMPHASIS ON PREVENTIVE AND REMEDIAL ASPECTS.

+THE PREVENTIVE ASPECT INCLUDES AROUSING THE STUDENT’S AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE, BRIDGING THE COMMUNICATION GAP BETWEEN PARENTS AND CHILDREN, IMPARTING SOCIAL SKILLS, AND ENHANCING THE UNDERSTANDING OF CULTURAL PROGRESS,* ffiS. DOE SAID.

+THE REMEDIAL SIDE AIMS AT HELPING THOSE WHO HAVE ENCOUNTERED DIFFICULTIES TO IDENTIFY AND SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS. MATERIAL OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, TOGETHER WITH PERSONAL GUIDANCE, MIGHT HELP TO INSTIL IN THE STUDENTS DESIRABLE ATTITUDINAL CHANGES AND CONSEQUENTLY LEAD TO THE BETTERMENT OF THEIR LIVES.*

MRS. DOE REMINDED SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS TO CO-OPERATE AND KEEP IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SCHOOL HEADS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1978

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OPENING OF RAILWAY LOOP LINE IN SHA TIN ******

THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY TODAY OPENED THE NEW LOOP LINE BETWEEN SHA TIN AND UNIVERSITY STATIONS TO ALLOW THE MAIN LINE TO BE CLOSED FOR ESSENTIAL ENGINEERING WORKS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR K.C.R. SAID THE NEW SIDE TRACK WAS BUILT TO SERVE THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN NEXT MONTH.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT INITIALLY A SPEED RESTRICTION ON THE NEW LOOP LINE HAS BEEN IMPOSED AND THIS WILL RESULT IN A SLIGHT DELAY TO TRAINS.

+IT IS HOPED TO RAISE THE SPEED LIMIT FAIRLY SOON.+ HE SAID.

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REHABILITATION CENTRE TO CELEBRATE TENTH ANNIVERSARY ******

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DAY CENTRE IN KWUN TONG TOMORROW (TUESDAY) WITH 500 GUESTS AND DISABLED

DEPARTMENT’S WORLD REHABILITATION FUND WILL CELEBRATE ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY A THREE-TIER CAKE GOOD ENOUGH FOR ITS TRAINEES.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. JIMMY SWEETMAN ALONG WITH A LEADING INDUSTRIALIST, MR. S.H. SUNG, AND TSUEN WAN COMMUNITY LEADER, MR. YEUNG CHUN-PUI, WILL OFFICIATE AT A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY.

OTHER PROGRAMMES FOR THE DAY WILL INCLUDE SINGING AND DANCING PERFORMANCES BY THE CENTRE’S TRAINEES, A FUN FAIR AND STALL GAMES SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE DISABLED, AND AN EXHIBITION DISPLAYING THE TRAINEES’ APPLIANCES AND WORK. enr...,TH,E,n,C^InE ,S AM0NG THE 19 REHABILITATION CENTRES RUN BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT PROVIDING PRE-VOCATIONAL AND PRACTICAL TRAINING FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF DISABLED PERSONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CF THE WORLD REHABILITATION FUND DAY CENTRE TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 5) STARTING AT 10 A.M. PRESS TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED. IT WILL LEAVE AT 9.15 A.M. FROM THE EASTERN ENTRANCE OF LEE GARDENS IN CAUSEWAY BAY FOR THE CENTRE WHICH IS AT 487 KWUN TONG ROAD. KWUN TONG.

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WATER CUTS * * * *

REPAIR &RK ON PRESSURE REDUCING VALVES.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED EASTBOURNE ROAD, EDE ROAD, RHONDDA ROAD ROAD, BROADCAST DRIVE, FESSENDEN ROAD, CHEUNG ROAD, LUNG CHEUNG COURT AND THE HOUSING SCHEME.

BY BEACON HILL ROAD, , ALNWICK ROAD, WARWICK MARCONI ROAD, LUNG LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICERS

THE DEPARTMENT ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN YAU MA TEI AND THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE STOPPED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

SUPPLY CUT OFF

IN YAU MA TEI, PREMISES ALONG KANSU STREET, SHANGHAI STREET SAIGON STREET AND NATHAN ROAD INCLUDING PAK HOI ROAD, TEMPLE STREET AND WOO SUNG STREET WILL HAVE THEIR WATER SUPPLY CUT OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) TO 6 A.M. ON THURSDAY.

amothpp ARFA OF YAU MA TEI BOUNDED BY KANSU STREET, NATHAN DA*n KS LANE RECLAMATION STREET, PUBLIC SQUARE STREET AND

rS5d NCLUDING BATTERY STREET, SHANGHAI STREET, TEMPLE

HAVE NO WATER FROM MIDNIGHT

THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) TO 6 A.M. ON FRIDAY.

IN THE MID-LEVELS, PREMISES ALONG OLD PEAK ROAD, ROBINSON ROAD FROM GLENEALY TO ALBANY ROAD, CONDUIT ROAD FROM OLD pEAK ROAD TO CONDUIT APARTMENT WILL HAVE THEIR WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON THURSDAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1978

MP TO VISIT HONG KONG ........................................ 1

GOVERNOR TO LAY FOUNDATION STONE OF NEW TECHNICAL SCHOOL .. 1

SHA TIN INDUSTRIAL SITES FOR SALE BY TENDERS ................. 2

TOURISM GRADUATES IN GREAT DEMAND ............................ 3

AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS ............................... 4

S.W.D. HELPS DISABLED YOUTH FIND HIGH-PAID JOB ............... 5

REHABILITATION CENTRE CELEBRATES 1OTH ANNIVERSARY ............ 7

STUDENTS’ ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITION .......................... 8

WATER CUT..................................................... 8

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1978

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MP TO VISIT HONG KONG ft ft ft ft

A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, MR. RICHARD LUCE (CONSERVATIVE. SHOREHAM WEST SUSSEX) WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 10 (SUNDAY) FOR AN EIGHT-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

DURING HIS STAY, MR. LUCE WILL MEET THE GOVERNOR, SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, THE COMMISSIONER FOR ICAC AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

HIS ITINERARY ALSO INCLUDES VISITS TO A LOCAL CITY DISTRICT PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

^..MR. LUCE W,LL BE J0,NED BY HIS WIFE WHO IS DUE TO ARRIVE ON SEPTEMBER 13.

MR. LUCE IS EXPECTED TO MEET MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ON SEPTEMBER 15 IN THE 6.I.S. THEATRE,FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HE WILL LEAVE HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 18.

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GOVERNOR TO LAY FOUNDATION STONE OF NEW TECHNICAL SCHOOL ft ft ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL LAY THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE TANG SHIU KIN SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI, IN A CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 3.50 P.M. ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 7).

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE EVENT.

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TWO SHA TIN INDUSTRIAL SITES FOR SALE BY TENDERS * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR TWO PRIME INDUSTRIAL SITES IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN FROM HOLDERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

THE ACTING SENIOR ESTATE SURVEYOR OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, MR. DENIS RAGGETT, TODAY SAID: +THESE ARE VERY GOOD SITES SITUATED AT TAI WAI NEAR THE JUNCTION OF TAI PO ROAD AND LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD AND HAVE GOOD ROAD ACCESS TO KOWLOON BY WAY OF THE SHA TIN TRUNK ROAD.

+THE TWO SITES HAVE ALREADY BEEN FORMED WITH ROADS AND DRAINAGE.*

THE FIRST SITE WITH AN AREA OF 1,798 SQUARE METRES CARRIES A BUILDING COVENANT OF $1,940,000 TO BE FULFILLED WITHIN 30 MONTHS FROM JANUARY 1, NEXT YEAR.

THE SECOND SITE WITH AN AREA OF 2,066 SQUARE METRES CARRIES A BUILDING COVENANT OF $2,220,000 ALSO TO BE FULFILLED IN THE SAME PERIOD.

THE TWO SITES ARE BASICALLY RESTRICTED TO SIX OR SEVEN STOREY BUILDING.

MR. RAGGETT POINTED OUT THAT AN ADJACENT INDUSTRIAL SITE MEASURING 3,782 SQUARE METRES HAD FETCHED A RECORD PRICE OF $20 MILLION FOR THE AREA AT A GOVERNMENT AUCTION IN JUNE THIS YEAR.

THE SITE REALISED THE EQUIVALENT OF $491 PER SQUARE FOOT — ONLY MARGINALLY BELOW URBAN AREA PRICES FOR A COMPARABLE SITE.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE TWO LOTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES BY NOON ON SEPTEMBER 15 THIS YEAR, AND SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE APPLICATION BOX SITUATED IN THE RECEPTION LOBBY OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, 5TH FLOOR, HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, KOWLOON.

APPLICATION FORMS, ALONG WITH NOTICE AND CONDITIONS OF GRANT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND GRANT PLAN INSPECTED, AT THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION OR THE SEVEN DISTRICT OFFICES.

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TOURISM GRADUATES IN GREAT DEMAND * * * *

THE HAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WHICH OPENED IN SEPTEMBER 1977 HAS ALREADY ACHIEVED ITS AIMS BY TURNING OUT GRADUATES IN GREAT DEMAND BY THE TOURISM INDUSTRY.

THE INSTITUTE TOOK THE LEAD IN SETTING UP A HOTEL-KEEPING AND TOURISM STUDIES DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE PARTIALLY TRAINED PERSONNEL FOR THESE IMPORTANT AREAS AND HAS SO FAR PRODUCED 120 GRADUATES WHO HAVE BEEN OFFERED JOBS BEFORE THEY EVEN COMPLETED THE COURSE.

THE VICE PRINCIPAL OF THE INSTITUTE, MR. KO CHEUK-LUEN SAID: ♦THIS RESPONSE IS MOST ENCOURAGING AND WILL GO TOWARDS EASING THE SHORTAGE OF TRAINED STAFF FOR THIS GROWING INDUSTRY.*

THE HAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OFFERS, AMONG THE VARIOUS TECHNICAL COURSES, FULL-TIME CERTIFICATE COURSES IN GENERAL CATERING, HOTEL RECEPTION AND OFFICE STUDIES, AND TOURISM CO-ORDINATION. NUMEROUS PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE AND EVENING COURSES IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY, WINE AND BEVERAGE SERVICE, AND COURSES FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY ARE ALSO PROVIDED. ' —'—‘

MR. KO SAIDi *THE FULL-TIME COURSES IN THE HOTEL-KEEPING AND TOURISM STUDIES DEPARTMENT ARE OPEN TO FORM FIVE LEAVERS WHO ARE FLUENT IN ENGLISH, MATURE IN THEIR OUTLOOK AND AMBITIOUS. FOR THOSE WHO INTEND TO BECOME TOURIST CO-ORDINATION OFFICERS, A PLEASANT APPEARANCE IS AN ESSENTIAL ASSET AND A SENSE OF HUMOUR AN ADVANTAGE.*

THE COURSES LAY GREAT EMPHASIS ON PRACTICAL WORK AND STUDENTS OF THE GENERAL CATERING COURSE ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE AT LUNCH TIME IN THE INSTITUTE’S TRAINING RESTAURANT AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITH RESERVATIONS ON WEEKDAYS.

♦THIS ARRANGEMENT IS TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO PREPARE AND TO SERVE CUSTOMERS BEFORE THEY ENTER THE TRADE,* MR. KO EXPLAINED.

HE ADDED THAT THE SCOPE OF TRAINING FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS IS COMPREHENSIVE AND AS THEY ARE BEING GROOMED TO BE MIDDLE MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL THEY ARE REQUIRED TO KNOW EVERY ASPECT OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY.

MR. KO ALSO URGED THE MANAGEMENT OF HOTELS AND TOURIST AGENCIES TO ENCOURAGE THEIR STAFF TO ENROL IN APPROPRIATE PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE OR EVENING COURSES.

♦PART-TIME COURSES ARE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH THE EMPLOYER AND THE STAFF AS THEY ARE DESIGNED PARTICULARLY FOR PEOPLE IN THE TRADE AND THEIR TRAINING WILL EVENTUALLY HELP THEM TO ENHANCE THE IMAGE OF THE COMPANIES CONCERNED,+ MR. KO SAID.

APART FROM HOTEL-KEEPING AND TOURISM COURSES THE HAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE ALSO OFFERS COURSES IN CONSTRUCTION, MARINE AND FABRICATION, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING.

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AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF ♦SPECIAL* CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THE AUCTION WILL START AT 10 A.M. IN THE LECTURE HALL OF THE CITY HALL, EIGHTH FLOOR, HIGH BLOCK.

THE FOLLOWING 22 SCHEDULED AND NON-SCHEDULED NUMBERS

WILL BE PUT UP FOR AUCTION

208 BU 1 BV 138 BV 418

6886 AV 15 BV 168 BV 519

BK 333 BU 9793 BV 218 BV 1508

AA 80 BU 8228 BV 180 BV 6368

BB 222 8787 BV 238

BU 8888 . BV 128 BV 328

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT NON-SCHEDULED NUMBERS ARE BEING PUT UP FOR AUCTION.

UNDER THIS NEW SYSTEM THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT MAY SELL BY AUCTION AT A RESERVE PRICE OF $1,000 ANY NON-SCHEDULED NUMBER APPLIED FOR OR WHICH THE COMMISSIONER CONSIDERS SUITABLE FOR AUCTION.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST PAY IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CLOSE OF BIDDING ON SATURDAY.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED BIDDERS THAT'thE VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER WILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO A VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE AUCTION.

PROCEEDS OF THE AUCTION WILL AS USUAL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND.

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S.W.D. HELPS DISABLED YOUNG MAN FIND JOB WITH HIGH PAY ******

MR. TSANG NAI-BUN, A 25-YEAR-OLD PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PERSON, WAS JOB HUNTING FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR. TODAY HE IS SITTING BEHIND HIS DESK IN A LEADING BANK ANALYSING THE FINANCIAL DATA OF THE BANK AND ITS OVERSEAS BRANCHES.

WITH THE HELP OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S JOB PLACEMENT UNIT, MR. TSANG IS NOW EMPLOYED AS AN ANALYSIS SUPERVISOR IN THE BANK OF CANTON HEADQUARTERS EARNING $1,700 A MONTH — THE HIGHEST PAY FOR A JOB FOUND FOR A DISABLED PERSON BY THE UNIT.

HE IS AMONG THE 31 DISABLED PERSONS PLACED TO JOBS BY THE UNIT IN JULY, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DISABLED PERSONS HELPED IN FINDING A JOB SINCE THE UNIT WAS SET UP IN 1967 TO 3,245.

POLIO-STRICKEN AT THE AGE OF TWO AND CRIPPLED EVER SINCE, W. TSANG RETURNED TO HONG KONG LATE LAST YEAR AFTER THREE YEARS OF SCHOOLING IN AMERICA TO LOOK FOR A JOB.

+1 HAD BEEN TO A NUMBER OF JOB INTERVIEWS BUT DID NOT SUCCEED MAINLY BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE ANY WORKING EXPERIENCE,+ HE SAID.

♦THIS WENT ON FOR ABOUT HALF A YEAR UNTIL I WAS ADVISED TO APPROACH THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT FOR ASS I STANCE,+ HE ADDED.

MR. TSANG’S REQUEST FOR HELP SET THE JOB PLACEMENT UNIT IN A FLURRY OF TELEPHONE CALLS TO PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS AND CHECKS ON RECORDS IN A BID TO MATCH HIM TO A SUITABLE JOB.

♦THIS DIDN'T TAKE LONG BUT NOT WITHOUT SOME DIFFICULTY THOUGH, SAID MR. CHAN SHIU-WING, WHO HEADS A TEAM OF FIVE JOB PLACEMENT OFFICERS IN THE UNIT UNDER THE DEPARTMENT’S REHABILITATION DIVISION

MR. CHAN EXPLAINED THAT MR. TSANG HAD ADMIRABLE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS.

♦AFTER FINISHING FORM 6 IN HONG KONG, HE WENT TO STUDY AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND LAST YEAR OBTAINED A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION,+ HE SAID.

EXTENSIVE ENQUIRIES MADE BY HIS UNIT REVEALED THAT THE BANK OF CANTON HAD A VACANCY IN THEIR CONTROLLER DEPARTMENT. AFTER A BRIEF INTERVIEW, MR. TSANG WAS OFFERED THE JOB.

TRAVELLING DAILY TO WORK BY BUS FROM HIS HOME IN KOWLOON, MR. TSANG IS DOING VERY WELL IN HIS JOB AND VERY PLEASED WITH IT.

HE IS PARTICULARLY HAPPY THAT HE HAS A +VERY UNDERSTAND ING+ EMPLOYER. MR. MOUNIR HAMAOUI, ASSISTANT CHIEF MANAGER OF THE BANK.

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SPEAKING HIGHLY OF MR. TSANG’S PERFORMANCE, MR. HAMAOUI SAID: +ALTHOUGH HE IS HERE ONLY FOR ONE MONTH, HE HAS IMPRESSED ME AS A CONSCIENTIOUS EMPLOYEE.*

+HE GETS BACK TO WORK IN TIME AND VOLUNTEERS TO WORK LATE WHENEVER IT IS NECESSARY,* HE ADDED.

MR. HAMAOUI IS A STAUNCH SUPPORTER. OF GIVING THE RIGHT JOB TO THE RIGHT MAN - REGARDLESS OF WHETHER HE IS DISABLED.

+l BELIEVE THAT DISABILITY ITSELF SHOULD NOT BE A HANDICAP TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES AS LONG AS IT IS NOT A MAJOR CONFLICT WITH THE NATURE OF THE JOB.

*l WOULD SAY THAT THE DISABLED, PARTICULARLY IF HE IS SUITABLY TRAINED, SHOULD BE GIVEN PREFERENCE OVER THE ABLE-BODIED WHEN THEY HAVE THE SAME QUALIFICATIONS,* HE SAID.

HIS VIEW IS SHARED BY MRS. AGNES KUNG, THE BANK’S CHIEF PERSONNEL OFFICER WHO ARRANGED FOR MR. TSANG’S APPOINTMENT TO THE POST.

♦IF DISABLED PERSONS HAVE RECEIVED SOME FORM OF PRACTICAL TRAINING, THEY SHOULD BE GIVEN DUE RECOGNITION,* SHE SAID.

IN FACT, PRIOR TO MR. TSANG JOINING THE BANK, MRS. KUNG HAS RECRUITED A PARTIALLY BLIND GIRL AS A TELEPHONE OPERATOR ON A MONTHLY PAY OF $900.

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GOVERNMENT REHABILITATION CENTRE * * * *

CELEBRATES 1OTH ANNIVERSARY * N

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S WORLD REHABILITATION FUND DAY CENTRE IN KWUN TONG TODAY CELEBRATED ITS 1OTH ANNIVERSARY WITH A HUGE +BIRTHDAY+ CAKE DONATED BY A TSUEN WAN COMMUNITY LEADER, MR. YEUNG CHUN-PUI.

WITH THE HELP OF SOME TRAINEES, MR. YEUNG CUT THE 50-LB THREE-TIER CAKE WHICH WAS SHARED BY THE CENTRE’S 300 TRAINEES AND 200 GUESTS.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. JIMMY SWEETMAN, ALONG WITH MR. YEUNG AND MR. S.H. SUNG, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF UNION METAL WORK, OFFICIATED AT A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY TO MARK THE START OF THE DAY’S CELEBRATION.

TRAINEES OF THE CENTRE SANG SONGS, DEMONSTRATED CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS AND ENJOYED THEMSELVES AT A FUN FAIR WITH STALL GAMES SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE DISABLED. THEY ALSO STAGED AN EXHIBITION DISPLAYING THEJR WORK AND APPLIANCES.

EARLIER, IN AN ADDRESS TO THE GATHERING, MR. SUNG CALLED ON THE TRAINEES TO DISREGARD THEIR DISABILITY AND HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES AS A USEFUL MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.

HE SAID IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THEY SHOULD MAKE FULL USE OF THE TRAINING FACILITIES PROVIDED IN THE CENTRE TO OVERCOME THEIR HANDICAP AND LEAD AN INDEPENDENT LIFE.

BUILT WITH A GRANT FROM THE WORLD REHABILITATION FUND INCORPORATION, THE CENTRE IS ONE OF THE 19 REHABILITATION INSTITUTIONS RUN BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT FOR THE DISABLED.

WITH A CAPACITY FOR 330 TRAINEES, THE CENTRE PROVIDES SPECIALISED SERVICES AND VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TO PERSONS WHO ARE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED, BLIND, DEAF, MENTALLY RETARDED AND EX-MENTAL PATIENTS.

ITS FACILITIES INCLUDE PRE-VOCATIONAL AND PRACTICAL TRAINING IN METAL AND WOOD WORK, TAILORING AND SEWING, GENERAL HANDICRAFTS AND PRINTING. TRAINEES ABOVE THE AGE OF 16 ARE ALSO TAUGHT PRINTING, MECHANICS, ELECTRONICS, INDUSTRIAL MACHINE SEWING AND MACHINE KNITTING.

IN ADDITION, THE CENTRE RUNS A SHELTERED WORKSHOP PROVIDING WORK SUCH AS SOCK-KN ITTI NG, BOOK-BINDING, THREAD CUTTING AND PLASTIC WARE ASSEMBLING.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1978

STUDENTS’ ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITION * * X X * *

THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITION FEATURING ART AND DESIGN WORKS BY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL OPEN AT THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE EXHIBITION ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S CULTURAL CRAFTS CENTRE WITH THE ARTS CENTRE, WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY, AT 3 P.M.

THE EXHIBITION WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DAILY FROM 10 A.M.

TO 8 P.M. UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12. IT IS MADE UP OF ABOUT 600 WORKS CREATED BY GOVERNMENT, AIDED AND PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, AND REFLECTS THE PROGRESS MADE BY STUDENTS FOLLOWING THE DEVELOPMENT IN RECENT YEARS OF AN IMPROVED ART AND DESIGN PROGRAMME FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

DURING THE OPENING CEREMONY THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE COMMITTEE, DR. CHRISTOPHER LEONG, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS SHOWING OUTSTANDING WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION.

NOTE TO EDITORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITION AT THE PAO SUI LOONG GALLERIES, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT 3 P.M., TOMORROW.

WATER CUT IN TO KWA WAN M X X M X X

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TO KWA WAN WILL BE TEMPORARILY STOPPED FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 P.M. ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) TO FACILITATE THE INSTALLATION OF A CONTROL VALVE.

AFFECTED WILL BE PREMISES ALONG SECTIONS OF LOK SHAN ROAD AND CHI KIANG STREET BETWEEN MA TAU WAI ROAD AND KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, FUKIEN STREET, KIANG SU STREET, ANHUI STREET, KIANG HSI STREET AND NOS. 216-354 MA TAU WAI ROAD.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR CONTINUES HIS VISITS TO DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARDS .................................................... 1

NEW MEDICAL PROJECTS FOR EAST NEW TERRITORIES ............. 3

SMALLPOX VACCINATION CERTIFICATES REQUIRED FROM U.K. ARRIVALS .................................................. 4

BUSINESSMAN DONATES ^5 MILLION TOWARDS COST OF BUILDING NEW TECHNICAL INSTITUTE ......................... 5

LABOUR FORCE SURVEY...................................... «=

TOPLEY OPENS STUDENTS’ ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITION .......... 6

HALF-WAY HOUSE FOR EX-DRUG ADDICTS ........................ 6

PRESS CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION ................. 7

GIS PUBLICITY AND MARKETING SUB-DIVISION MOVES OFFICE . 7

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WEST KOWLOON ...................... 3

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GOVERNOR CONTINUES HIS VISITS TO DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARDS ******

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD HAS LAUNCHED A VIGOROUS PROGRAMME IN PROMOTING CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES SINCE ITS FORMATION IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR.

THE BOARD IS CONFIDENT THAT ITS PROGRAMME IS IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED $300 MILLION DEVELOPMENT +PACKAGE+ FOR THE DISTR ICT.

THIS WAS ONE OF THE POINTS RAISED TODAY AT THE BOARD MEETING WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, IN HIS CURRENT ROUND OF VISITS TO NEWLY-ESTABLISHED DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARDS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES WL DAVID AKERS-JONES, SIR MURRAY ALSO ATTENDED THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD TO LISTEN TO THEIR COMING YEAR AND TO OFFER HIS HELP AND ADVICE.

MEETING OF THE PLANS FOR THE

AT THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING SIR MURRAY WAS TOLD THAT THE BOARD WAS SPENDING MORE THAN HALF OF THE $300,000 ALLOCATED FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR TO PROMOTE CULTURAL. RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

THE BOARD HAS SPONSORED THE FORMATION OF THE DISTRICT CHILDREN’S CHOIR. YOUNG MEMBERS RECENTLY GAVE TWO SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE BOARD WILL SPONSOR THE ISLANDS DISTRICT CHINESE INSTRUMENTS ENSEMBLE, A DRAMA COMPETITION, A CALLIGRAPHY AND CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION AND A CALLIGRAPHY, PRINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION DURING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

A CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS SUB-COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FORMED TO PROMOTE THESE ACTIVITIES AND TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL PARTICIPATION.

SIR MURRAY WAS ALSO TOLD THAT THE BOARD HAD SET UP A MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER AND RECOMMEND MINOR WORKS PROJECTS AND TO SUPERVISE IMPLEMENTATION. ALL RURAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN, EACH REPRESENTING HIS OWN DISTRICT, ARE SERVING ON THE SUB-COMMITTEE.

THE BOARD HAS DECIDED TO SET UP ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT GROUPS IN DIFFERENT SUB-DISTRICTS, SUCH AS CHEUNG CHAU, PENG CHAU, MJ I WO AND LAMMA TO TAKE A HARD AND CRITICAL LOOK AT ITS ENVIRONMENT AND TO TAKE POSITIVE ACTION TO CLEAN IT UP.

A PILOT EXERCISE TO CLEAN-UP BLACK SPOTS AT CHEUNG CHAU HAS RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED.

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THE BOARD HOPES TO DOUBLE ITS FUNDS FROM 5300,OOO TO $600,000 FOR THE COMING FINANCIAL YEAR TO FURTHER EXPAND ITS PROGRAMME.

SIR MURRAY SPENT AN HOUR WITH MEMBERS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD.

EARLIER, SIR MURRAY VISITED THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD AND ALSO SPENT AN HOUR WITH MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

SIR MURRAY WAS TOLD THAT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD HAD CONCENTRATED ON CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES AND HAD ORGANISED A WIDE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES TO BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

THE BOARD HAS ESTABLISHED FIVE SUB-COMMITTEES — CULTURAL AND SOCIAL, SPORTS, LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT, PUBLIC WORKS AND FINANCE -- TO DEVISE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF SPENDING THE $300,000 ALLOCATED TO THE BOARD.

MEMBERS OF THE CULTURAL AND SOCIAL SUB-COMMITTEE PLAN TO VISIT LOCAL OLD PEOPLE’S AND CHILDREN’S HOMES IN THE DISTRICT. THEY AIM TO SUBSEQUENTLY ESTABLISH A SOCIAL SERVICE UNIT TO TAKE ON VOLUNTEER PROJECTS IN SOCIAL SERVICES.

THE SPORTS SUB-COMMITTEE HAS ORGANISED DAY EXCURSIONS BY BOAT TO REMOTE PARTS OF THE DISTRICT TO SPECIALLY CATER FOR THE RECREATIONAL NEEDS OF YOUNG WORKERS. RESPONSE HAS BEEN FORMIDABLE AND FACTORY MANAGERS HAVE ASSISTED IN PUBLICISING THE PROGRAMME.

THE BOARD HAS REVIEWED PRIORITIES FOR LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS EXPENDITURE AND PIN-POINTED AREAS WHERE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS ARE NEEDED.

TWO UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED BY THE BOARD TO DESIGN A GARDEN AND AMENITY LAY-OUT FOR ONE OF THE LARGE PEDESTRIAN AREAS IN SAI KUNG TOWN. THE PROJECT WILL TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1978

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NEW MEDICAL PROJECTS FOR EAST N.T.

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A NUMBER OF MEDICAL PROJECTS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR THE EAST NEW TERRITORIES REGION TO COPE WITH THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA, PARTICULARLY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT ONE MAJOR GENERAL HOSPITAL, ONE NEW GENERAL OUT-PATIENT CLINIC AND ONE POLYCLINIC WILL BE BUILT IN SHA TIN.

IN ADDITION, THE FANLING HOSPITAL WILL BE EXTENDED AND A NEW HOSPITAL AND A GENERAL OUT-PATIENT CLINIC ARE BEING PLANNED FOR TAI PO TO CATER FOR THE NEEDS OF THE EAST NEW TERRITORIES REGION AS A WHOLE.

IN THE SHORT TERM, THE EXISTING SHA TIN CLINIC AND MATERNITY HOME WILL HAVE MORE MEDICAL FACILITIES TO COPE WITH THE INCREASING POPULATION IN SHA TIN. ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY SERVICE IN THIS CLINIC UP TO MIDNIGHT BEGINNING IN OCTOBER.

CONSTRUCTION WILL SOON BEGIN ON A NEW GENERAL CLINIC, WHICH IS TO BE BUILT AT THE LEK YUEN HOUSING ESTATE.

THIS NEW CLINIC, WHEN COMPLETED IN EARLY 1980, WILL PROVIDE GENERAL OUT-PATIENT SERVICE, FAMILY HEALTH SERVICE, COMMUNITY MEDICINE AND HEALTH EDUCATION FACILITIES FOR THE LEK YUEN ESTATE RESIDENTS.

A NEW POLYCLINIC WILL ALSO BE BUILT AT SHA TIN TO PROVIDE RESIDENTS WITH A WIDE RANGE OF SPECIALIST SERVICES SUCH AS MEDICINE, GERIATRICS, SURGERY, ORTHOPAEDIC, OBSTETRIC AND GYNAECOLOGY, PAEDIATRIC, PSYCHIATRY, OPHTHALMOLOGY, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT AS WELL AS DERMATOLOGY.

THE POLYCLINIC, PROVIDING SUPPORTING SERVICES FOR THE NEW SHA TIN HOSPITAL, IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER 1982.

SITE FORMATION FOR THE NEW SHA TIN HOSPITAL HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE 1,400-BED REGIONAL HOSPITAL, WHICH WILL PROVIDE TEACHING FACILITIES FOR THE MEDICAL SCHOOL OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, WILL BEGIN SHORTLY. THE HOSPITAL, SERVING THE EAST NEW TERRITORIES REGION, IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY LATE 1982.

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SMALLPOX VACCINATION CERTIFICATES REQUIRED FROM

U.K. ARRIVALS

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT ARRIVALS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE VALID INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATES OF VACCINATION AGAINST SMALLPOX FOR ENTRY INTO HONG KONG.-

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE HEALTH REQUIREMENT IS IMPOSED FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION THAT BIRMINGHAM CITY IN U.K. HAS BEEN DECLARED A SMALLPOX INFECTED AREA.

ACCORDING TO W.H.O. RECOMMENDATION, A VACCINATION

CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED FROM TRAVELLERS WHO, WITHIN THE PRECEDING 14 DAYS, HAVE VISITED A SMALLPOX INFECTED COUNTRY AS REFLECTED IN THE W.H.O.’S WEEKLY EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RECORDS.

THE HONG KONG HEALTH AUTHORITY TODAY RECEIVED THE LATEST COPY OF THE RECORDS FROM W.H.O. WHICH HAS INCLUDED U.K.’S BIRMINGHAM CITY AS A NEWLY INFECTED AREA.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE HEALTH REQUIREMENT WILL BE IMPOSED UNTIL THE AREA IS DECLARED FREE FROM THE DISEASE.

HE ADVISED HONG KONG PEOPLE INTENDING TO TRAVEL TO U.K.

OR TO OTHER EUROPEAN CITIES VIA U.K. TO POSSESS A VALID INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE OF VACCINATION AGAINST SMALLPOX.

VACCINATION CERTIFICATES ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE PORT

HEALTH OFFICES AT LEE PO CHUN CHAMBER IN CENTRAL DISTRICT AND

STAR HOUSE IN TSIM SHA TSUI OR FROM REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS WHO UNDERTAKE THIS SERVICE.

A CERTIFICATE BECOMES VALID SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE

INNOCULATION IN THE CASE OF A PRIMARY VACCINATION AND IMMEDIATELY IN THE CASE OF A RE-VACCINATION.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1978

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BUSINESSMAN DONATES $5 MILLION FOR TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

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A PROMINENT HONG KONG BUSINESSMAN, MR. LEE WAI-LEE, TODAY PRESENTED THE GOVERNMENT WITH A CHEQUE FOR $5 MILLION TOWARDS THE COST OF BUILDING A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AT KOWLOON TONG.

MR. LEE HANDED A CHEQUE FOR THIS AMOUNT TO MR. E.P. HO, SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, AT A BRIEF CEREMONY IN MR. HO’S OFFICE AT THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT.

THE INSTITUTE, NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, IS DUE TO BE READY TO TAKE ITS FIRST STUDENTS IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR AND WILL BE NAMED AFTER MR. LEE.

IT WILL BE A FIVE-STOREY BUILDING WITH PLACES FOR 1,260 STUDENTS WHO WILL BE ABLE TO STUDY MORE THAN 30 DIFFERENT SUBJECTS. TOTAL COST OF THE BUILDING, WHICH WILL INCLUDE FACILITIES FOR THE HANDICAPPED, IS $22 MILLION.

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LABOUR FORCE SURVEY * * *

THE SEPTEMBER 1978 LABOUR FORCE SURVEY - THE SIXTH IN THE SERIES OF THE SIX-MONTHLY LABOUR FORCE SURVEYS TO COLLECT UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION - WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE SURVEY WILL BE TAKEN ON A SAMPLE BASIS COVERING ABOUT 16,000 HOUSEHOLDS IN ALL DISTRICTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SAID BEFORE THE FIELD ENUMERATION, AN OFFICIAL LETTER IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, WILL BE SENT TO HOUSEHOLDS SELECTED FOR THE SAMPLE SURVEY EXPLAINING ITS PURPOSES AND SEEKING THEIR CO-OPERATION IN PARTICIPATING.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID A NUMBER OF CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ENUMERATORS WILL VISIT THESE HOUSEHOLDS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 13 AND 27. EACH ENUMERATOR WILL CARRY AN OFFICIAL IDENTITY CARD WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH ON IT FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSE.

QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED IN THE SURVEY WILL CONCERN PERSONAL AND HOUSEHOLD DATA SUCH AS AGE, EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, EMPLOYMENT STATUS, OCCUPATION, HOURS OF WORK AND TENURE, AND RENT. INFORMATION WILL ALSO BE SOUGHT ON EXPENDITURE ON DURABLE GOODS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID ALL INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE KEPT IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1978

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TOPLEY PRAISES ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITS * * * *

THE FIRST LARGE-SCALE EXHIBITION TO FEATURE ART AND DESIGN WORK CREATED BY STUDENTS IN GOVERNMENT, AIDED AND PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS TODAY DREW HIGH PRAISE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION IN THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, MR. TOPLEY SAID HE WAS SURPRISED AT THE VARIETY OF THE 600 EXHIBITS, WHICH RANGE FROM DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS, PRINTS, GRAPHIC DESIGNS AND JEWELLERY TO THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORK IN SCULPTURE, RELIEF AND CERAMICS.

MR. TOPLEY SAID THAT THE ART AND DESIGN PROGRAMME FOLLOWED IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS HAD DEVELOPED CONSIDERABLY IN RECENT YEARS AND NOW GAVE STUDENTS A CHANCE TO BE CREATIVE, SOMETHING WHICH WAS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE IN ACADEMIC SUBJECTS.

+ALTHOUGH SOME PEOPLE MIGHT ASK WHAT IS THE USE OF ALL THIS AND WHETHER PRACTICAL WORK IS, INDEED, PRACTICAL, I FEEL THE ANSWER IS A DEFINITE YES,+ HE SAID.

+THE SKILLED HANDS AND DISCRIMINATING EYES THAT HELPED MAKE THIS EXHIBITION POSSIBLE ARE WELL WORTH HAVING.*

AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE COMMITTEE, DR. CHRISTOPHER LEONG, PRESENTED PPIZES TO SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS SHOWING OUTSTANDING WORKS IN THE EXHIBITION.

THE EXHIBITION WAS ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S CULTURAL CRAFTS CENTRE.

IT WILL REMAIN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10 A.M. TO 8 P.M. DAILY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

HALF-WAY HOUSE FOR EX-DRUG ADDICTS

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR. E.l. LEE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TUNG FOOK HOUSE - A HALF-WAY HOUSE FOR EX-DRUG ADDICTS - AT 2.30 P.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 8). THE HOUSE IS LOCATED AT KAR MAN HOUSE, SIXTH FLOOR, 01 MAN ESTATE, KOWLOON.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND YOUR REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO COVER THE EVENT.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1978

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

PRESS CONFERENCE ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION

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A PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH THE SECOND PHASE OF A HONG KONG-WIDE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT 3 P.M. AT THE G.I.S. THEATRE, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (SOCIAL WORK), MRS. EVELYN DOE, WILL CHAIR THE CONFERENCE AND WILL MAKE A STATEMENT EXPLAINING THE CAUSES FOR DOMESTIC TROUBLES AND FAMILY BREAKDOWN, AS WELL AS THE NEED FOR FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MRS. HENRIETTA CHEN, AND THE REPRESENTATIVE OF VOLUNTARY WELFARE AGENCIES, MRS. MARIA KONG, WILL ALSO BE PRESENT TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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GIS PUBLICITY AND MARKETING SUB-DIVISION MOVES OFFICE

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THE PUBLICITY AND MARKETING SUB-DIVISION OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL MOVE FROM 1A, GARDEN ROAD TO FIRE BRIGADE BUILDING, 6TH FLOOR, 46 CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

STARTING NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 11), THE CAMPAIGNS AND PROMOTIONS SECTION, THE MARKETING SECTION, THE ADVERTISING SECTION AND THE FILM LIBRARY WILL OPERATE AT THE NEW OFFICES. ALL TELEPHONE NUMBERS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED - 5-252281/3 AND 5-240031/2.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1978

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WEST KOWLOON

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM 10 A.M.

ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WEST KOWLOON TO FACILITATE THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY WORK IN THE AREA.

THE ARRANGEMENTS INVOLVE THE RE-ROUTING OF THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROAD:-

* THE SECTION OF TAI NAM STREET BETWEEN PRINCE EDWARD ROAD AND CEDAR STREET TO BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND-

* THE SECTION OF CEDAR STREET BETWEEN TAI NAM STREET AND YU CHAU STREET TO BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND-

* THE SECTION OF CEDAR STREET BETWEEN TAI NAM STREET AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD TO BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND- AND

* THE SECTION OF PEI HO STREET BETWEEN LAI CHI KOK ROAD AND YEE KUK STREET TO BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS, THE EXISTING PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND ON TAI NAM STREET WEST OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WILL BE RESITED TO TAI NAM STREET WEST OF CEDAR STREET.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

WATER CUTS * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TAI KOK TSUI, WAN CHAI AND TSUEN WAN WILL BE STOPPED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) NIGHT TO FACILITATE WORKS BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

THE PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED IN TAI KOK TSUI ARE THOSE IN FUK LEE STR£f7; WAI ON STREET, LOK KWAN STREET BETWEEN WAI ON STREET ANO FUK LEE STREET, MAN ON STREET AND THE SECTION OF TAI KOK TSUI ROAD BETWEEN WAI ON STREET AND FUK LEE STREET. THEY WILL HAVE NO WATER FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 P.M. ON FRIDAY.

IN WAN CHAI, THE AREA BOUNDED BY THE SOUTH SIDE OF HENNESSY ROAD, PERCIVAL STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD AND CANAL ROAD EAST, WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON FRIDAY.

AND IN TSUEN WAN, THE SUPPLY TO PREMISES BOUNDED BY SHA TSUI ROAD, PUN SHAN STREET, CHAI WAN KOK STREET AND THE SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD BETWEEN SHA TSUI ROAD AND 9-1/2 MILESTONE WILL BE CUT OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY TO 6 A.M. ON SATURDAY.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR LAYS FOUNDATION STONE OF NEW TECHNICAL COLLEGE .... 1

CAMPAIGN ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION ............................ 2

S.W.D. SETS UP 'HOT LINE’ TO HANDLE OLD AGE ALLOWANCE ENQUIRIES ..................................................... 4

NEW REFUSE TIPPING AREA AT JUNK BAY ........................... 5

C.D.O. SUB-OFFICE FOR TUNG TAU ................................ 6

ESCALATORS FOR FOOTBRIDGE SYSTEM IN CENTRAL ................... 7

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT ........................................... 7

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1978

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GOVERNOR LAYS FOUNDATION STONE OF NEW TECHNICAL SCHOOL

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, SAID TODAY THAT TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS A PREREQUISITE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT FOR ECONOMIC LIFE, AS STRESSED IN BOTH THE 1974 WHITE PAPER AND THE RECENT GREEN PAPER ON SENIOR SECONDARY AND TERTIARY EDUCATION.

SPEAKING AT THE FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY OF THE TANG SHIU KIN SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN WAN CHAI, SIR MURRAY SAIDi *A TECHNICAL OR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CAN BE STIMULATING AND SATISFYING TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND PROVIDES A SOUND BASIS FOR WHATEVER THEY DECIDE TO DO IN ADULT LIFE. IT IS A GOOD EDUCATION IN ITS OWN RIGHT.*

THE GOVERNOR SAID THE YEAR 1978 MIGHT BE REGARDED AS A LANDMARK IN THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN HONG KONG BECAUSE IT WILL BE THE YEAR IN WHICH NINE YEARS OF EDUCATION WAS FIRST PROVIDED FOR ALL.

♦I HOPE IT WILL ALSO BE REMEMBERED AS A SIGNIFICANT YEAR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION,* HE SAID.

THE NEW SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL, MADE POSSIBLE BY DONATIONS FROM SIR SHIU-KIN TANG, WILL HAVE 24 CLASSROOMS AND 16 SPECIAL ROOMS AND IT WILL RUN THE FULL RANGE OF CLASSES FROM FORM ONE TO UPPER FORM SIX. IT WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

♦IT WILL REHOUSE THE VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL, INCREASE ITS SIZE, AND MODERNISE ITS EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES, AND IT WILL ALSO MAKE THE EXISTING PREMISES OF THE VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL AVAILABLE TO RELIEVE CONGESTION IN THE TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE AND THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE,* SIR MURRAY SAID.

THE GOVERNOR ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE GENEROSITY OF SIR SHIU-KIN AND SAID THE EXTENT OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION, MEDICAL AND HEALTH AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG HAS BEEN +MASSIVE*.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY, WHO ALSO SPOKE IN THE CEREMONY, THANKED THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS PERSONAL ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION PROVISION, IN PARTICULAR TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

MR. TOPLEY ALSO THANKED SIR SHIU-KIN FOR DOING SO MUCH IN PROMOTING EDUCATION AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG.

ADDRESSING THE GATHERING, SIR SHIU-KIN SAID TECHNICAL EDUCATION HAS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT NOWADAYS, MAINLY DUE TO THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF OUR ECONOMY.

HE SAID THE AREA WHERE THE NEW SCHOOL IS SITUATED HAS BEEN ♦PARTICULARLY AUSPICIOUS* IN THE FIELD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

/SIR SHIU-KIN .....

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SIR SHIU-KIN SAID THE VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL, THE OLD HONG KONG TRADE SCHOOL — WHICH WAS LATER RENAMED Th£ TECHNICAL COLLEGE AND HAS NOW BECOME THE TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE, ARE NOW OR WERE ONCE SITUATED IN THE AREA.

♦MANY BRILLIANT TECHNICAL STUDENTS HAVE GRADUATED FROM EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN THIS DISTRICT OVER THE YEARS AND MANY NOW HOLD IMPORTANT AND RESPONSIBLE POSITIONS IN OUR SOCIETY.♦ SIR SHIU-KIN SAID.

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BEWARE OF THOSE SIGNS OF DOMESTIC TROUBLE ******

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (SOCIAL WORK), MRS. EVELYN DOE, TODAY CALLED ON FAMILIES TO WATCH OUT FOR ANY SIGN OF DEVELOPING DOMESTIC TROUBLE AND NEVER LET IT GROW SERIOUS ENOUGH TO END IN A TRAGEDY.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS AFTERNOON SHE SAID THAT FAMILY TRAGEDIES WERE ALL TOO OFTEN THE RESULT OF NEGLECT WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO TAKE EITHER PREVENTIVE OR REMEDIAL btASURE WHEN A PROBLEM STARTED TO DEVELOP.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HELD TO COINCIDE WITH THE LAUNCHING OF ANOTHER PHASE OF THE COMMUNITY-WIDE CAMPAIGN ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION.

THE CAMPAIGN, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, AIMS AT FORESTALLING FAMILY BREAKDOWN AND STRENGTHENING THE FAMILY TIES TO HELP COMBAT SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

MRS. DOE SAID THAT IN THE FACE OF RAPID SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGES, IT WAS ALL TOO EASY FOR FAMILIES TO BE UNWITTINGLY ENGROSSED IN VARIOUS CONFLICTS LEADING FINALLY TO A COMPLETE BREAKDOWN.

SHE SAID THE FACTORS OF URBANISATION, INDUSTRIALISATION AND COMMERCIALISATION, ALONG WITH THE MERGING OF MODERN AND TRADITIONAL CULTURES, WERE BOUND TO HAVE A STRONG IMPACT ON THEIR QUALITY AND MODE OF LIFE.

UNFORTUNATELY, SHE SAID, NOT ALL FAMILIES ARE ABLE TO ADJUST TO THESE SOCIAL CHANGES, AND FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT STAND THE ALIEN INFLUENCES, MISUNDERSTANDING CREEPS IN AND RELATIONSHIP BEGINS TO STRAIN AMONG MEMBERS.

♦IT IS NOT INFREQUENT THAT WE HAVE HEARD OF OR EVEN SEEN CASES OF FAMILY TRAGEDIES AS A RESULT OF THE CULMINATION OF LONG-STANDING DOMESTIC TROUBLES OF ONE KIND OR ANOTHER,+ SHE SAID.

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MRS. DOE SAID THE COMMON CAUSES INCLUDED IRRESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD, WRONG CONCEPT ON MARRIAGE, INADEQUATE CARE FOR CHILDREN, DEMANDING GRAND-PARENTS, DISRESPECT FOR THE OLD AND A LACK OF SENSIBLE DIALOGUE BETWEEN GENERATIONS.

+THESE GIVE RISE TO SUCH PROBLEMS AS GENERATION GAP, UNMARRIED MOTHERHOOD, MARITAL DISCORD, JUVENILE DELINQUENCY, DRUG ADDICTION AND OLD PEOPLE FEELING UNWANTED,* SHE ADDED.

SHE STATED THAT TO HELP TACKLE THESE PROBLEMS WOULD REQUIRE A SUSTAINED EDUCATIONAL PROCESS WHICH HAD BEEN ONE OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR IN THE FORM OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION.

BROADLY SPEAKING, SHE SAID, FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION IS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT ON HUMAN QUALITIES, FOSTERING STRONGER FAMILY TIES AND PROMOTING SELF-UNDERSTANDING AS A PREVENTIVE MEASURE AGAINST FAMILY DISENGAGEMENT AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

MRS. DOE SAID THE FIRST PHASE OF THE CAMPAIGN, WHICH CONCENTRATED ON PROMOTING THE CONCEPT OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION AMONG THE COMMUNITY, WAS LAUNCHED EARLIER THIS YEAR.

♦THIS INITIAL PHASE HAS MADE A GOOD START, WHICH CAN BE REFLECTED BY THE IMPRESSIVE RATINGS OF THE SPECIAL TV DRAMA SERIES •UNDER THE SAME ROOF’.

+A PROFESSIONAL AUDIENCE SURVEY SHOWS THAT THE TOTAL AUDIENCESHIP OF THIS FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION SERIES IS ABOUT 15 MILLION. THE SERIES WERE PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG BASED ON CASES PROVIDED BY OUR DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES,* SHE SAID.

THE NEXT PHASE OF THE CAMPAIGN BEING LAUNCHED IS TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS WELL AS THE PROBLEMS AND THEIR POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS OF INDIVIDUAL TARGET GROUPS WITHIN A FAMILY SETTING — PARENTS, HUSBAND AND WIFE, THE YOUTH AND THE ELDERLY.

MRS. DOE SAID SEPARATE PUBLICITY DRIVES DEALING WITH EACH OF THESE PARTICULAR GROUPS WOULD BE CONDUCTED ON A MONTHLY BASIS BY MEANS OF ILLUSTRATIVE CARTOON BOOKLETS, RADIO AND TELEVISION PROGRAMMES, POSTERS, EXHIBITIONS AND SEMINARS.

A WIDE RANGE OF PROMOTIONAL EVENTS GEARED TO THE THEME OF A PARTICULAR TARGET GROUP WILL ALSO BE ORGANISED AT DISTRICT LEVELS IN THE COMING MONTHS, SHE SAID.

THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD UNTIL JANUARY NEXT YEAR, SHE SAID, THE OBJECTIVE IS TO HELP INDIVIDUAL FAMILY MEMBERS REALISE THEIR OWN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES BY INSTILLING RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE IN THEM SO THAT THEY CAN ADOPT THE PROPER ATTITUDE AND ACQUIRE THE SKILLS TO HANDLE TACTFULLY VARIOUS PROBLEMS.

+AS A START, WE AIM AT THE TARGET GROUP OF PARENTS THIS MONTH. PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE DIRECTED AT OLD PEOPLE DURING NEXT MONTH- HUSBAND AND WIFE IN NOVEMBER- AND CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER AND JANUARY.

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THURSDAY, SEPT?J!B?2? 7, 1973

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♦WE DEAL WITH PARENTS FIRST AS THEY ARE CONSIDERED THE NUCLEUS OF THE FAMILY AND THE PROBLEMS THEY MAY ENCOUNTER ARE OF SIGNIFICANCE TO THE FAMILY AS A WHOLE,+ SHE SAID.

FOR EXAMPLE, SHE SAID, MANY PARENTS ARE STILL PUZZLED BY THE VARIOUS PATTERNS OF CHILD REARING, AND THERE ARE ALSO PARENTS WHO ARE ENTIRELY IGNORANT OF THE NEED TO ACQUIRE SOME KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD HANDLING AND ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOUR, AND THIS HAS CREATED FOR THEM A MAJOR PROBLEM.

♦OUR ULTIMATE AIM IS TO SEE THAT EACH FAMILY IS MORE CAPABLE OF ENJOYING A STRONGER FAMILY TIE AND HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP AMONG THE MEMBERS,♦ SHE SAID.

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S.W.D. SETS UP +HOT LINE+ TO HANDLE OLD AGE ALLOWANCE ENQUIRIES X * * X X X

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS SET UP A +HOT LINE+ AT ITS HEADQUARTERS TO ANSWER PUBLIC ENQUIRIES ON THE OLD AGE ALLOWANCE FOR WHICH THE QUALIFYING AGE WILL BE LOWERED TO 70 WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1.

THE +HOT LINE+, 5-794673, WILL COME INTO OPERATION TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AND THROUGH IT ELIGIBLE OLD PEOPLE MAY APPLY FOR THE ALLOWANCE BY GIVING HIS NAME AND ADDRESS.

THE INFORMATION SO SUPPLIED WILL BE RECORDED AND THE APPLICANT WILL BE CALLED IN DUE COURSE FOR AN INTERVIEW TO VERIFY HIS CLAIM FOR THE ALLOWANCE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THE INTRODUCTION OF THE +HOT LINE* WAS TO HELP PEOPLE BETTER UNDERSTAND THE NEW IMPROVEMENT TO THE SCHEME AND TO FACILITATE THEM IN MAKING APPLICATIONS.

HE SAID SINCE THE EXTENDED PROVISION WAS ANNOUNCED ON AUGUST 31, THERE HAD BEEN LARGE NUMBERS OF APPLICATIONS MADE AT THE DEPARTMENT’S 26 SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNITS.

♦UP TO YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), THERE WERE MORE THAN 11,155 APPLICATIONS, AND WE EXPECT MORE PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD TO APPLY,♦ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID IF AN APPLICANT WAS FOR ANY REASONS UNABLE TO ATTEND AN INTERVIEW AT THE DEPARTMENT’S OFFICES, HE COULD INFORM THE DEPARTMENT AND A SOCIAL WORKER WOULD CALL AT HIS HOME TO PROCESS HIS APPLICATION.

♦IN PROCESSING APPL(CATIONS, PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE MOST IN NEED, THAT IS THOSE ALREADY ON OUR LIST OF 48,000 PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS,+ HE SAID.

THE OLD AGE ALLOWANCE, WHICH IS $100 A MONTH, IS NON-MEANS TESTED AND IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE OLD PEOPLE WITH SOME DEGREE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO ENABLE THEIR FAMILIES TO CONTINUE CARING FOR THEM.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1978

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NEW TIPPING AREA FOR REFUSE AT JUNK BAY * * * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS TO SET UP SHORTLY A NEW CONTROLLED TIP FOR THE DISPOSAL OF REFUSE AT JUNK BAY.

THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CONTROLLED TIPS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY TO EIGHT.

MR. WONG WAN-MING, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE P.W.D.’S DEVELOPMENT AND AIRPORT DIVISION, CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, SAID TODAY THAT WORK ON THE FIRST PHASE OF STAGE ONE WOULD BEGIN NEXT MONTH AND TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE.

HE SAID THAT THE SITE AT JUNK BAY WAS RECOMMENDED BY CONSULTANTS IN THEIR 1974 REPORT ON DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTE IN HONG KONG AS A MAJOR CONTROLLED TIP TO OVERCOME THE LACK OF SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL SITES WITHIN THE TERRITORY OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

+STAGE ONE OF THE TIPPING SITE COVERS AN AREA OF SOME 32 HECTARES AND PROVIDES A CAPACITY OF SIX MILLION TONNES OF SOLID WASTE,+ MR. WONG SAID.

+PHASE ONE OF THIS STAGE FORMS THE INITIAL PART OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE TIP AND COVERS AN AREA OF ABOUT FIVE HECTARES. IT HAS A CAPACITY OF JUST UNDER ONE MILLION TONNES OF SOLID WASTE AND IS EXPECTED TO BE FILLED IN TWO YEARS.+

THE REMAINING PART OF THE TIP AREA WILL BE DEVELOPED LATER.

MR. WONG SAID THAT AS THE TIP WAS SITUATED ALONG THE FORESHORE, THE ’LAGOON METHOD’ OF OPERATING A MARINE SITE WOULD BE ADOPTED TO GUARD AGAINST SEA POLLUTION.

+BEFORE TIPPING OF SOLID WASTES BEGINS, THE PHASE 1 AREA WILL BE ENCLOSED BY AN EARTH BUND PROTECTED ON THE SEAWARD SIDE BY 2-1/2-METRE-THICK OF RUBBLE AGAINST TIDAL WAVE EROSION OF THE TIP,+ HE SAID.

+A NETWORK OF EARTH BUNDS WILL EE CONSTRUCTED, DIVIDING THE POCKET OF ENCLOSED SEA INTO A SERIES OF LAGOONS.

+THESE LAGOONS WILL BE FILLED ONE BY ONE BY THE TIPPING OF SOLID WASTE AND WHEN ABOUT THE CREST OF EARTH BUND IS REACHED, THE SOLID WASTE DEPOSITED WITHIN THE LAGOON WILL BE SEALED ON TOP BY A BLANKETING LAYER OF SOFT EARTH FILLING.

+FURTHER CONTROLLED TIPPING WILL THEN CONTINUE OVER THE FLAT AREA SO FORMED IN A MANNER SIMILAR TO AN INLAND SITE. A RUBBLE MOUND WILL BE CONSTRUCTED LATER TO ENCLOSE THE ENTIRE STAGE 1 OF THE TIP.+

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MR. WONG SAID THAT THE CONTROLLED TIPPING METHOD HAD BEEN AN ESTABLISHED PRACTICE IN MANY TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED COUNTRIES.

ON COMPLETION OF TIPPING, THE AREA WILL BE RESTORED AND DEVELOPED AS DISTRICT OPEN SPACE.

AT THE BORROW AREA NEARBY, *HICH wILL PROVIDE THE COVERING MATERIAL FOR THE TIPPING OPERATION, PLATFORMS WILL BE FORMED FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

LANDSCAPING CONSIDERATIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE PLANNING FOR THE TIP AND ITS BORROW AREA SO THAT THE LAND SO FORMED W1LL EE COMPATIBLE a I TH POSSIBLE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

C.D.O. SUB-OFFICE FOR TUNG TAU *****

A SUB-OFFICE OF THE WONG TAI SIN CITY DISTRICT OFFICE OPENED TODAY AT TUNG TAU AS PART OF THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT’S EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MORE COMMUNITY SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

THE NEW TUNG TAU SUB-OFFICE IS LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF BLOCK 9, TUNG TAU ESTATE, TEL. NO. 3-832353.

ITS OFFICE HOURS ARE FROM 8.45 A.M. TO 5.15 P.M., MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON ON SATURDAY.

THE SUB-OFFICE, LIKE OTHER C.D.O. BRANCHES, WILL PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF SERVICES TO RESIDENTS, INCLUDING PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION OF STATUTORY DECLARATIONS.

THE POPULATION TO BE SERVED BY THE TUNG TAU SUB-OFFICE IS WELL OVER 160,000 AND THEY INCLUDE THOSE LIVING IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES IN TUNG TAU, LOK FU, WANG TAU HOM, MEI TUNG AND THE FOUR TEMPORARY HOUSING AND SQUATTER AREAS IN THE DISTRICT.

THIS IS THE SECOND C.D.O. SUB-OFFICE TO BE OPENED BY THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT IN A MONTH. A SUB-OFFICE AT LAM TIN IN KWUN TONG WAS OPENED ON AUGUST 16.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1978

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ESCALATORS FOR CENTRAL FOOTBRIDGE SYSTEM * * * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TODAY SIGNED A $2.8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF SEVEN ESCALATORS FOR THE CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL FOOTBRIDGE SYSTEM.

THE CONTRACT WAS AWARDED TO MESSRS. MARRYAT AND SCOTT (HK) LTD.

INSTALLATION WORK WILL BEGIN AROUND NOVEMBER NEXT YEAR, PHASED IN WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE COVERED FOOTBRIDGES. IT WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

THE ESCALATORS WILL CARRY ABOUT 9,000 PERSONS AN HOUR.

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT * X * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM 8 P.M. ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 10), THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM CANAL ROAD EAST ONTO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE CLOSED FOR TEN HOURS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CANAL ROAD EXTENSION.

DURING THE ROAD CLOSURE, BUS ROUTES NO. 5, 10, 72 AND 113 ROAD EASt'VERTED T° W°NG NEI CHUNG R0AD BEF0RE JOINING QUEEN’S

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP IN THE AREA TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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Thursday, September 7» 1978

SPEECH BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE AT THE FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY OF TANG SHIU KIN SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1978

Once again it is my pleasure to lay the foundation stone of a building made possible by the generosity of Sir Shiu-kin Tang. The extent of his contribution to education, medical and health and other social services in Hong Kong has been massive. This present project has been made possible by a further very generous donation of four million dollars.

This new school appropriately will be known as the Tang Shiu Kin Secondary Technical School. It will have 2^ classrooms and 16 special rooms and will run the full range of classes from Form One to Form Upper Six. It will rehouse the Victoria Technical School, increase its size, and modernise its equipment and facilities, and it will also make the existing premises of the Victoria Technical School available to relieve congestion in the Technical Teachers* College and the Morrison Hill Technical Institute.

The year 1978 may well be regarded as a landmark in the history of education in Hong Kong because it will be the year in which nine years of education was first provided for all. I hope it will also be remembered

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as a significant year in the development of technical education. The need for it was stressed in both the 197^ White Paper and the recent Green Paper on senior secondary and tertiary education; it is a prerequisite for the development for economic life; and a technical or vocational education can be stimulating and satisfying to young people and provides a sound basis for whatever they decide to do in adult life. It is a good education in its own right. The object of Sir Shiu Kin’s generosity is therefore particularly and typically well-chosen.

Finally it gives me great pleasure to thank all those concerned with the planning and construction of this building which will be ready for operation in September, next year. The ISducation Department, the Public Works Department, the contractors and many others will, I am sure, work in close co-operation in order to meet this tight schedule. We all look forward to the completion of the new school.building and the valuable contribution it will make to our provision of technical education.

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EX-DRUG ADDICT HOSTEL OPENS AT 01 MAN ESTATE ............. 1

PUBLIC BALLOT FOR THREE URBAN TAXI LICENCES .............. 2

PROPOSED RECLAMATION IN WAN CHAI ......................... 3

MORE ROADS AND DRAINAGE FOR SHA TIN ...................... 3

EDUCATION SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES ......................... 4

ROAD SAFETY DAY AT SHAM SHU I PO ......................... 5

SNT TO ATTEND SWIMMING GALA .............................. 6

WATER ACTIVITIES SAFETY CARNIVAL AT REPULSE BAY .......... 7

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT ON CLEARWATER BAY ROAD ............... 7

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1978

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EX-DRUG ADDICT HOSTEL OPENS AT 01 MAN ESTATE * * * * X

THE COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR. E.l. LEE, TODAY CALLED ON THE PUBLIC TO ADOPT A MORE SYMPATHETIC ATTITUDE TOWARDS FORMER DRUG ADDICTS WHO ARE TRYING TO RE-INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF TUNG FOOK HOUSE — A HALF -WAY HOSTEL FOR EX-DRUG ADDICTS AT 01 MAN ESTATE — MR. LEE SAID THERE ARE AT PRESENT MORE THAN 14,000 PEOPLE IN HONG KONG UNDERGOING SOME FORM OF DRUG TREATMENT, REHABILITATION OR AFTER-CARE EVERYDAY.

OF THIS NUMBER, ABOUT 2,000 ARE IN VARIOUS TREATMENT CENTRES AND THE REMAINING 12,000 ARE EITHER UNDER AFTER-CARE TO RE-ESTABLISH THEMSELVES IN SOCIETY, OR ARE USING THE OUT-PATIENT METHADONE PROGRAMME TO HELP THEMSELVES BACK TO NORMAL LIFE.

♦WHETHER THEIR EFFORTS TO REHABILITATE THEMSELVES WILL SUCCEED, OR WHETHER THEY RELAPSE TO DRUGS DEPENDS, TO A LARGE EXTENT, ON THEIR ACCEPTANCE BY THEIR RELATIVES, FRIENDS, EMPLOYERS AND NEIGHBOURS,* MR. LEE SAID

+IN THIS CONNECTION,* HE SAID, +1 AM DELIGHTED AND ENCOURAGED TO LEARN THAT RESIDENTS OF 01 MAN ESTATE, WHERE THIS HOUSE IS LOCATED, HAVE SHOWN SUCH AS ATTITUDE.*

+NOT ONLY HAVE THEY ACCEPTED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS HOUSE IN THEIR MIDST BUT THEY WILL ALSO PLAY AN ACTIVE PART IN ITS OPERATION THROUGH THE PARTICIPATION OF TWO OF THEIR MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN ON THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE,* MR. LEE SAID.

IN ADDITION, HE NOTED THAT A NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF HONG KONG HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO SUPPORT THE HOUSE BY TAKING PART IN ITS SOCIAL, EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, AS WELL AS BY BUILDING UP PERSONAL FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND THE REHABILITATED ADDICTS.

BY SO DOING, MR. LEE SAID, THE PEOPLE OF THE 01 MAN ESTATE AND THE YOUNG VOLUNTEERS HAVE SET A VERY FINE EXAMPLE FOR ALL OTHER SECTORS OF OUR COMMUNITY TO FOLLOW.

MR. LEE SAID ALTHOUGH HONG KONG COULD TAKE PRIDE IN WHAT IT HAS ACHIEVED SO FAR THROUGH ITS VARIOUS TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES, *WE RECOGNISE THAT DEALING WITH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DRUG ADDICTION ARE INFINITELY MORE COMPLEX THAN OVERCOMING PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE ON DRUGS.*

♦THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY THOSE NEWLY DISCHARGED FROM TREATMENT ARE PARTICULARLY ACUTE, AND ARE OFTEN AGGRAVATED BY THEIR RE-ENTRY INTO THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SOCIETY IN WHICH WE LIVE,+ HE COMMENTED.

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THE TUNG FOOK HOUSE, WITH A CAPACITY FOR 20 RESIDENTS, AND WITH AN ANTICIPATED ANNUAL OCCUPANCY OF UP TO 100, WILL ACCOMMODATE FORMER DRUG DEPENDENTS DISCHARGED FROM THE SHEK KWU CHAU REHABILITATION CENTRE OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE AID AND REHABILITATION OF DRUG ADDICTS. THE MAXIMUM LENGTH OF STAY FOR EACH OCCUPANT IS THREE MONTHS.

THE HOUSE IS WELL EQUIPPED WITH VARIOUS FACILITIES, INCLUDING A READING ROOM, A DINING ROOM, GROUP DISCUSSION AREA, AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES SUCH AS TABLE-TENNIS AND BILLIARD.

IT WILL PROVIDE THE OCCUPANTS WITH A DRUG-FREE ENVIRONMENT, AND A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN ADJUST TO THE OUTSIDE WORLD. THE STAFF OF THE HOUSE, WITH THEIR PROFESSIONAL SKILL AND EXPERIENCE, WILL PROVIDE THEM WITH HELP THROUGH COUNSELLING, EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE, AND SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

THE HOUSE, WHICH WAS NAMED IN CHINESE AFTER MR. KARL STUMPF, A PIONEER IN HONG KONG’S ANTI-NARCOTICS FIELD, WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE DONATION OF +BREAD FOR THE WORLD+, A GERMAN PROTESTANT FUND-RAISING ORGANISATION, WHICH HAD DONATED $1 MILLION TOWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE HOUSE.

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PUBLIC BALLOT FOR THREE

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URBAN TAXI LICENCES *

A PUBLIC BALLOT WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) FOR THE ALLOCATION OF THREE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON TAXI LICENCES FOR WHICH IDENTICAL PREMIUMS OF $242,828 WERE OFFERED IN THE LATEST TAXI LICENCE TENDER.

THE OTHER 297 TAXI LICENCES HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED TO TENDERERS OFFERING A UNIT PREMIUM IN EXCESS OF $242,828.

THE BALLOT WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 P.M. ON MONDAY IN ROOM 27 OF THE HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, MEZZANINE FLOOR, MURRAY ROAD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK BUILDING.

ALL THE TENDERERS INVOLVED IN THE LATEST TAXI LICENCE TENDER ARE INVITED TO BE PRESENT AT THIS PUBLIC BALLOT.

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PROPOSED RECLAMATION IN WAN CHAI

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THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO RECLAIM ABOUT TWO HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED AT HMS TAMAR EAST BASIN IN WAN CHAI TO PROVIDE LAND FOR AN ARMY UNIT FROM LYEMUN BARRACKS.

THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS PART OF THE LYEMUN BARRACKS AND SHAMSHUIPO CAMP REPROVISIONING SCHEME WHICH WILL ENABLE THESE TWO AREAS TO BE RELEASED FOR HOUSING AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE IN TODAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

ALL PERSONS HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL SHOULD SUBMIT SUCH OBJECTIONS IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS FROM TODAY (SEPTEMBER 8%

THE NOTICE, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, AND ITS RELATED PLAN CAN BE SEEN ON NOTICE BOARDS POSTED NEAR THE SITE.

THE PLAN SHOWING THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED INVOLVED MAY ALSO BE SEEN AT THE PORT WORKS DIVISION, FIRST FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, OR THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING.

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MORE ROADS AND DRAINAGE FOR SHA TIN * * * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS TO BEGIN WORK SHORTLY ON MORE ROADS AND DRAINAGE IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

THE WORK IS PART OF THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN STAGE ONE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

IT COMPRISES THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 2,200 METRES OF A SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY ROAD ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED FOOTPATHS, SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE AND TRUNK SEWER NEAR TIDE COVE.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED BY THE P.W.D.’S NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA, CONSULTING ENGINEERS TO THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

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EDUCATION SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES ******

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, AND THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (PROFESSIONAL), MR. HO NGA-MI NG, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL AT 11 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 10, WHICH IS EDUCATION SUNDAY, TO MARK THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

SPECIAL EDUCATION SUNDAY SERVICES WILL ALSO BE HELD AT 11 A.M. AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH AND THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH. THEY WILL BE ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

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

THE SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AND ST. TERESA’S CHURCH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH WHILE THOSE AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL AND THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE.

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ROAD SAFETY DAY AT SHAM SHU I PO

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A ROAD SAFETY DAY WILL BE HELD AT THE UN CHAU STREET ESTATE NO. 2 PLAYGROUND IN SHAM SHU I PO ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

THE EVENT, WHICH WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 3 P.M. AND 6 P.M., IS PART OF THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BEAT CRIME CAMPAIGN.

AIMED AT DRIVING HOME THE ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT, THE SHAM SHU I PO ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMITTEE HAVE PREPARED A FULL PROGRAMME OF SPECTACULAR DEMONSTRATION AND ENTERTAINMENT THROUGHOUT THE THREE-HOUR SHOW.

A MODEL CAR SHOW WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE DAY’S PROGRAMME AND THE CARS WILL BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE THE CORRECT WAY OF USING ROADS.

THE SHOW WILL ALSO FEATURE AN OBSTACLE RACE, EXCITING ACROBATIC STUNTS AND A DRAMA ON ROAD SAFETY TO BE PERFORMED BY THE HONG KONG REPERTORY THEATRE.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A ROAD SAFETY DEMONSTRATION BY THE ROAD SAFETY ASSOCIATION.

THE ROAD SAFETY DAY IS OPEN TO ALL FREE OF CHARGE. BALLOONS WITH ROAD SAFETY SLOGAN, STICKERS AND LEAFLETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC DURING THE SHOW.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE OFFICIATED BY THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER OF SHAM SHU I PO, DR. P.H. HASE. OTHER GUESTS WHO WILL BE PRESENT AT THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY ARE THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE (TRAFFIC) (KOWLOON), MR. R.C. SMALLSHAW-THE DIVISIONAL SUPERINTENDENT (SHAM SHU I PO), MR. HUI Kl-ON-THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF SHAM SHU I PO, MR. TAM WANG-TO-THE SHAM SHUI PO RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICER, MR. TAM PAK-HANG AND THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICER OF SHAM SHUI PO, MR. CHAN CHAP-YAN.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE ROAD SAFETY DAY TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) FROM 3 P.M. TO 6 P.M. AT UN CHAU STREET ESTATE NO. 2 PLAYGROUND IN SHAM SHUI PO.

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SNT TO ATTEND SWIMMING GALA ft * * ft *

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE THIRD ISLANDS SWIMMING GALA THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) AT THE ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL IN WONG CHUK HANG.

THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 5 P.M.

THE ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA, STARTING AT 1 P.M., ‘8 BEING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ISLANDS_DjSTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, THE AND LOCAL RURAL

GOVERNMENT’S RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE

COMMITTEES.

MORE THAN 200 COMPETITORS COMPRISING

MAINLY SCHOOL ISLANDS WILL TAKE PART

STUDENTS AND YOUNG WORKERS FROM OUT-LYING IN A SERIES OF EVENTS INCLUDING A 200-METRE RELAY

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE SWIMMING GALA ON SUNDAY. THE LIAISON OFFICER OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, MR. DAVID TSANG, WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST PRESS MEMBERS.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1978

WATER ACTIVITIES SAFETY CARNIVAL AT REPULSE BAY

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A *WATER ACTIVITIES SAFETY CARNIVAL* WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) FROM 9.30 A.M. TO 11.30 A.M. AT REPULSE BAY AS PART OF THE SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS CAMPAIGN.

THE CARNIVAL IS ORGANISED BY THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT WITH THE AIM OF PUTTING ACROSS THE *PLAY SAFE* MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC WHEN TAKING PART IN VARIOUS AQUATIC SPORTS.

A PROGRAMME OF AQUATIC SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS AND GAMES WILL BE HELD AT THE TWO-HOUR CARNIVAL. IT WILL INCLUDE TREASURE HUNT. DRAGON BOAT RACE, TEAM SPIRIT COMPETITION AND DEMONSTRATIONS GIVEN BY THE HONG KONG CANOE UNION. HONG KONG UNDERWATER FEDERATION, MONG KONG AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION AND ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY (HONG KONG BRANCH).

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS, MR. CHAM SIU-LEUN, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CARNIVAL.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE CARNIVAL ON SUNDAY AT REPULSE BAY. PRESS TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED. A GOVERNMENT VAN, AM 2110, WILL LEAVE QUEEN’S PIER AT 8.30 A.M. SHARP.

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT ON CLEARWATER BAY ROAD

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE SECTION OF CLEARWATER BAY ROAD AT CHOI WAN ESTATE PHASE HA WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 A.M. FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE DAYS STARTING FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE THE DISMANTLING OF FORMWORK AND TEMPORARY SUPPORTS ON PAVEMENT AND CENTRAL ISLANDS OF THE ROAD.

DURING THESE PERIODS, TRAFFIC ALONG THIS SECTION OF CLEARWATER BAY ROAD WILL BE DIRECTED BY MANUALLY OPERATED LIGHT SIGNALS AND MOTORISTS ARE REQUESTED TO DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE WHEN APPROACHING THIS SECTION OF THE ROAD.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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GOVERNOR OPENS SOCIAL SERVICES EXHIBITION ........... 1

SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE SCHEME GROWING ............... 2

TRAFFIC RE-ROUTING FOR HO MAN TIN AND KOWLOON TONG .. 4

AUCTION OF +SPECIAL+ CAR NUMBERS .................... 6

BIG IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY AT KAI TAK AIRPORT ........ 7

FIREMEN TO STEP UP CHECKS ON FACTORIES .............. 9

LEGAL YEAR CHURCH SERVICE ........................... 9

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL A STATUTORY HOLIDAY ........ 10

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HOLLYWOOD ROAD TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT ................. 11

FIRING PRACTICE .................................... 12

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GOVERNOR OPENS SOCIAL SERVICES EXHIBITION

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, SAID TODAY THAT SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND OR EVEN ACCELERATE AS NEW PROGRAMMES ARE IMPLEMENTED.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE MOBILE SOCIAL SERVICES EXHIBITION ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE IN THE CITY HALL, SIR MURRAY SAID DETAILS OF THE NEW PROGRAMMES WILL BE SET OUT IN A COMPREHENSIVE WHITE PAPER ON SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY NOW BEING DRAFTED.

HE SAID THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR HAS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES AND ADDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SUBVENTION TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS HAS INCREASED BY 160 PER CENT FROM $38 MILLION TO $110 MILLION A YEAR AND OTHER ANNUAL EXPENDITURE (CAPITAL AND RECURRENT) IN THIS FIELD BY 94 PER CENT FROM $224 MILLION TO $435 MILLION.

FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE MOBILE SOCIAL SERVICES EXHIBITION IN THE CITY HALLt

♦WE HAVE GONE A LONG WAY IN IMPROVING OUR SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES. WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO SO MAINLY AS A RESULT OF THE CLOSE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR.

♦THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENSURING THAT SATISFACTORY SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES ARE. PROVIDED. IT DOES THIS IN A NUMBER OF WAYSi IT PLANS FOR AND CO-ORDINATES SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES AS A WHOLE- IT PROVIDES THE GREATER PART OF THE FUNDS- IT PROVIDES SUBSTANTIAL DIRECT SOCIAL SECURITY AND SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES.

♦VOLUNTARY AGENCIES PLAY AN EQUALLY IMPORTANT ROLE. THEIR WORKERS GIVE VALUABLE SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY IN THE AREAS OF FAMILY WELFARE, CHILD CARE, YOUTH WORK, SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AND REHABILITATION OF THE DISABLED AND THE SOCIALLY HANDICAPPED.

♦IN PARTICULAR VOLUNTARY AGENCIES HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR APTITUDE FOR EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW PROJECTS AND FOR MEETING RAPIDLY CHANGING NEEDS. THEY HAVE ALSO ASSISTED THE GOVERNMENT IN PLANNING FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS AND IN CARRYING OUT NEW POLICIES. THE OUTCOME OF THIS MUTUAL CO-OPERATION IS EVIDENT IN THE RECENT FORMULATION OF GOVERNMENT POLICY PAPERS AND PROGRAMME PLANS WHICH ENDEAVOUR TO CHART THE COURSE OF SOCIAL WELFARE IN THE NEXT DECADE IN THE MAJOR FIELDS OF REHABILITATION, SOCIAL SECURITY, SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY, AND PERSONAL SOCIAL WORK AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE.

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♦IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS THE TOTAL GOVERNMENT SUBVENTION TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES HAS INCREASED BY 160 PER CENT FROM JUST OVER $38 MILLION A YEAR TO $110 MILLION A YEAR. OTHER ANNUAL EXPENDITURE (CAPITAL AND RECURRENT) HAS INCREASED BY 94 PER CENT FROM $224 MILLION TO $435 MILLION. WE EXPECT THIS RATE OF EXPANSION TO CONTINUE OR EVEN ACCELERATE AS THE NEW PROGRAMMES ARE IMPLEMENTED. THEIR DETAILS WILL BE SET OUT IN A COMPREHENSIVE WHITE PAPER ON SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY NOW BEING DRAFTED.

♦IT IS ONLY TOO CLEAR THAT WITH THE TASKS WE HAVE SET OURSELVES, WE NEED A VIGOROUS AND PROGRESSIVE VOLUNTARY SECTOR WORKING SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE GOVERNMENT, AND I KNOW THAT WE CAN RELY ON YOU TO DO YOUR BEST IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE OUR COMMON GOAL. THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR AND THE GOVERNMENT, DEVELOPED OVER THE YEARS, IS A SIGNIFICANT *SRI!VEMENT 0F 0UR COMMUNITY, AND I AM SURE IT WILL BE MAINTAINED AND DEVELOPED TO FACE THE RAPIDLY CHANGING NEEDS OF HONG KONG.

♦THIS EXHIBITION IS AIMED AT THE PROMOTION OF A BETTER PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE ROLE OF THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN THE PROVISION OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES IN HONG KONG. THIS IS A VERY WORTHWHILE OBJECT AND I AM VERY GLAD TO BE HERE TODAY TO OPEN THE EXHIBITION AND TO WISH THE COUNCIL EVERY SUCCESS IN ITS FUTURE WORK.+

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SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE SCHEME GROWING

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THE GOVERNMENT IS SPENDING MORE THAN $3 MILLION A YEAR TO SUBSIDISE THE INCREASINGLY POPULAR SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE SCHEME WHICH HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO COMPLEMENT THE EXTENSIVE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THE SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ECONOMICAL MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN.

IT IS A VOLUNTARY SCHEME, AND PARTICIPATING DOCTORS ARE PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS WITH CLINIC OFFICES NEAR THE SCHOOLS.

UNDER THE SCHEME, EACH ENROLLED PUPIL HAS TO PAY ONLY $5 A YEAR WHILE THE GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTES $30 FOR EACH PARTICIPATING PUP IL.

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THE SECRETARY OF THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE BOARD, MR. FRANCIS CAREY, SAID ENROLMENT IN THE SCHEME HAD BEEN INCREASING AT THE RATE OF FIVE PER CENT A YEAR FOR THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

MORE THAN 112,000 PUPILS FROM 750 SCHOOLS HAVE NOW BEEN ENROLLED WITH SOME 200 DOCTORS PARTICIPATING IN THE SCHEME. HE SAID.

MR. CAREY SAID THE RATE OF INCREASE IN ENROLMENT WAS ♦ENCOURAGING* AND MORE PARENTS WERE REALISING THE +TREMENDOUS+ VALUE OF THE SERVICE.

♦PARENTS HAVE COME TO BELIEVE THAT IT IS USEFUL TO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN IN A MEDICAL SCHEME WHICH ALLOWS FOR AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF VISITS TO A DOCTOR, AND MEDICINE FREE OF CHARGE, ALL FOR $5 A YEAR,+ HE SAID.

THE SCHEME COVERS ALL THOSE PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND THOSE FROM FORM 1 TO FORM 3 IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

♦THIS PRINCIPLE IS IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY OF PROVIDING NINE YEARS OF AIDED EDUCATION,♦ SAID MR. CAREY.

HE SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE ENROLMENT KEPT ON INCREASING EVERY YEAR QUITE A LARGE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS HAD NOT TAKEN A MORE ACTIVE PART IN ENCOURAGING THEIR PUPILS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHEME.

HE ADDED THAT OF ALL ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS ONLY HALF WERE AT PRESENT PARTICIPATING.

MR. CAREY EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT MORE AND MORE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, WHO HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CHOOSING A DOCTOR IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AREA, WOULD COME TO REALISE THERE IS VERY LITTLE ADMINISTRATIVE WORK INVOLVED IN THE PARTICIPATION.

HE EXPLAINED THAT ENROLMENT IS SIMPLE, AND THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS.

PUPILS MAY JOIN AT ANY TIME OF THE YEAR AND QUALIFY FOR 12 MONTHS’ MEDICAL ATTENTION FROM THE DAY THEY ENROL.

ALSO, SHOULD A PUPIL IN A SCHOOL WHICH IS NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE SCHEME WISH TO JOIN, ALL HE HAD TO DO IS TO CALL AT THE BOARD’S OFFICE AT ROOM 505 LEE GARDENS. UPON PAYMENT OF $5, HE* WILL BE ENROLLED AND GIVEN A PARTICIPATING CARD VALID FOR 12 MONTHS.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR HO MAN TIN AND KOWLOON TONG IN PREPARATION FOR SHA TIN RACES *****

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE TRAFFIC SITUATION IN HO MAN TIN AND KOWLOON TONG WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN STAGES IN THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS IN PREPARATION FOR THE START OF THE RACING SEASON AT SHA TIN.

THE FIRST STAGE, WHICH WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE COMING WEEK, INVOLVES THE BANNING OF RIGHT TURNS FROM WATERLOO ROAD SOUTHBOUND INTO ESSEX CRESCENT.

INSTEAD, MOTORISTS WILL HAVE TO DO A G-TURN VIA DURHAM ROAD, CAMBRIDGE ROAD AND LANCASHIRE ROAD OR PROCEED ALONG WATERLOO ROAD AND U-TURN UNDER THE FLYOVER NEAR BOUNDARY STREET.

THE RIGHT TURN FROM PERTH STREET INTO PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL ALSO BE BANNED. THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE WILL BE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD SOUTHBOUND, HO MAN TIN INTERCHANGE, PUI CHING ROAD AND WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND.

IN THE SECOND STAGE, WHICH WILL BE IMPLEMENTED DURING THE THIRD WEEK OF SEPTEMBER, NORTHBOUND VEHICLES ON PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE TRAFFIC LANE BEFORE REACHING PRINCE EDWARD ROAD FLYOVER.

MOTORISTS WISHING TO GO TO THE MONG KOK AREA FROM PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD WILL HAVE TO USE THE GROUND LEVEL ROAD. AT THE SAME TIME, SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES TURNING LEFT FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD INTO WATERLOO ROAD AND VEHICLES EMERGING FROM THE U-TURN LOOP UNDER PRINCE EDWARD ROAD FLYOVER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER. THEY WILL HAVE TO PROCEED ALONG THE GROUND LEVEL ROAD.

DURING THE THIRD STAGE, TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE LAST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER, THE GROUND LEVEL JUNCTION OF PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, ARGYLE STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE MODIFIED TO IMPROVE THE NORTHBOUND CAPACITY ALONG PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD TO WATERLOO ROAD.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM WATERLOO ROAD SOUTHBOUND INTO THE WESTERN SECTION OF ARGYLE STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD.

THE WESTERNMOST LANE OF WATERLOO ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN THE LOOP ROAD UNDERNEATH THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER AND THE JUNCTION OF WATERLOO ROAD AND ARGYLE STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED A +BUS ONLY+ LANE.

IN THE FOURTH AND FINAL STAGE, TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER, MOTORISTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND INTO JUNCTION ROAD.

THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE WILL BE VIA HEREFORD ROAD, RENFREW ROAD AND JUNCTION ROAD.

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DURING THE FINAL STAGE, A TRAFFIC LIGHT SIGNAL WILL BE ERECTED TO ALLOW VEHICLES TO RIGHT TURN FROM WATERLOO ROAD INTO HEREFORD ROAD AT THIS ROAD JUNCTION.

BUS ROUTES 3C, 7A, 70 AND 103 WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE ALONG HEREFORD AND RENFREW ROADS.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT CONTINGENCY TRAFFIC PLANS HAS ALSO BEEN DRAWN UP FOR RACE DAYS IN SHA TIN.

HE SAID THAT IF TRAFFIC CONGESTION IS SERIOUS DURING RACE DAYS, THE POLICE MAY ARRANGE FOR THE TEMPORARY BANNING OF THE RIGHf TURNS FROM RUTLAND QUADRANT INTO WATERLOO ROAD AND FROM WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND INTO CORNWALL STREET.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IF SUCH CHANGES TAKE PLACE THEN MOTORISTS WISHING TO GO TO THE WEST WILL BE DIRECTED TO USE THE SLIP ROAD LINKING THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF WATERLOO ROAD WITH THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD AT THE LION ROCK INTERCHANGE OUTSIDE THE LION ROCK TUNNEL.

HE ADDED THAT FOR THE TWO HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST RACE AT SHA TIN, THE NORTHBOUND BUS STOPS IN WATERLOO ROAD BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WOULD BE SUSPENDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SHA TIN RACE COURSE ARE NOW BEING FINALISED AND THAT FULL DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER THIS MONTH.

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AUCTION OF CAR NUMBERS REALISES $545,000 * * * *

TWENTY-TWO SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD BY AUCTION THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING FOR A TOTAL OF $545,000 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

THE AUCTION, HELD IN THE LECTURE HALL OF THE CITY HALL, SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER 8787 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $80*000.

ANOTHER NUMBER HK333 WAS SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $70,000 WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $1,000 FOR BV 418, BV 519, BV 1508 AND BU 9793,

THE OTHER SPECIAL REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES!

208 $38,000 BV 128 $ 7,000

6886 $27,000 BV 138 $40,000

AA 80 $40,000 BV 168 $21,000

BB 222 $31,000 BV 218 $ 9,000

BU 8888 $46,000 BV 180 $ 8,000

BU 1 $55,000 BV 238 $ 8,000

AV 15 $18,000 BV 328 $15,000

BU 8228 $25,000 BV 6368 $ 3,000

THE NUMBERS AUCTIONED WILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

TODAY’S SALE, THE 38TH ORGANISED BY SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT TO $7,925,632.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OF MONEY REALISED SO FAR

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1978

BIG IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY AT KAI TAK AIRPORT ******

TRAVELLERS TO AND FROM HONG KONG WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE, IN FUTURE, MORE FREELY AND SPEEDILY THROUGH KAI TAK AIRPORT BECAUSE OF NEW FACILITIES BEING PROVIDED.

MANY OF THESE FACILITIES ARE BEING INSTALLED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE VARIOUS TERMINAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS TAKING PLACE.

THE LATEST EXPANSION WORK BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN TO MEET THE ANTICIPATED INCREASE IN PASSENGER GOODS VOLUME IN THE EARLY 198OS AND TO PROVIDE MORE ROOM FOR ADDITIONAL AMENITIES WITHIN THE AIRPORT.

TENDERS HAVE BEEN CALLED FOR A NEW CHECK-IN AREA, MODERNISING OF THE DEPARTURE AREA, FITTING OUT OF THE NEW ARRIVAL HALL, AND INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL SECURITY FACILITIES AT THE AIRPORT. THE EXISTING BUFFER HALL WILL BE EXTENDED TO THE WEST. THE NEW ARRIVAL HALL, AT PRESENT NEARING COMPLETION, WILL BE FITTED OUT, AND THE EXISTING ARRIVAL HALL REFURBISHED TO MAKE AN ENLARGED ARRIVAL HALL. A NEW SNACK BAR WILL ALSO BE BUILT.

THE WORK ON THE DEPARTURE LEVEL WILL INCLUDE MODERNISATION OF THE EXISTING WAITING AREA ON THE TARMAC SIDE AND THE INSTALLATION OF NEW, BULLET-PROOF, SECURITY FACILITIES.

TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION OF NORMAL AIRPORT OPERATIONS, ALL THESE WORKS ARE BEING PHASED OVER THREE YEARS.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT ASPECT OF AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT BEING UNDERTAKEN IS THE IMPROVEMENT IN BAGGAGE HANDLING FACILITIES.

THE LABOUR INTENSIVE TROLLEY CONVEYORS OF YESTERYEARS ARE BEING REPLACED WITH NEW FACILITIES IN PHASE WITH THE VARIOUS STAGES OF AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT.

IN THE SUMMER OF 1977, A SEMI-AUTOMATIC BAGGAGE HANDLING SYSTEM WHICH MAKES USE OF A COMPUTER, WAS COMMISSIONED AND PUT INTO OPERATION AS THE FIRST PHASE OF THE NEW TERMINAL BUILDING EXTENSION WAS COMPLETED.

IN THIS SYSTEM, ITEMS ARE CHECKED-IN ON TWO +ISLANDS* IN THE DEPARTURE HALL AND EACH OF THE ISLANDS HAS 24 AIRLINE AGENT COUNTERS CAPABLE OF HANDLING UP TO A PEAK RATE OF 3,500 BAGS AN HOUR. A CONVEYOR NETWORK TAKES THE BAGGAGE TO THE MARSHALLING AREA IN THE BASEMENT. IN THE MARSHALLING AREA, BY MEANS OF COMPUTERISED CONTROL, ITEMS OF BAGGAGE ARE CODED BY THE OPERATOR AND AUTOMATICALLY SORTED TO THEIR APPROPRIATE LOADING BAYS WHERE THEY ARE LOADED INTO CONTAINERS.

TWO MORE ♦ ISLANDS* AND A GROUP HANDLING SYSTEM ARE BEING DESIGNED FOR HANDLING DEPARTURE PASSENGERS’ BAGGAGE. WHEN THEY ARE INSTALLED THE TOTAL BAGGAGE HANDLING CAPACITY IN THE DEPARTURE AREAS WILL BE INCREASED UP TO ABOUT 7,000 ITEMS AN HOUR.

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ONCE THE TWO NEW + ISLANDS* ARE COMPLETED, THE ENTIRE SYSTEM WILL BE CONTROLLED BY A SINGLE COMPUTER.

IN THE ARRIVAL AREA, TWO LARGE INCLINED +RACE-TRACKS+ WERE COMMISSIONED IN 1977, AND WERE ABLE TO OFFER MORE CAPACITY (3600 BAGS/HOUR) AND WERE QUIETER IN OPERATION. THE TRANSFER OF BAGS IS AUTOMATIC AND DOES NOT REQUIRE MANUAL TRANSFER.

WHEN FURTHER REFURBISHING OF THE AIRPORT TAKES PLACE OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS, TWO MORE INCLINED +RACE-TRACKS+ WILL BE ADDED TO REPLACE THREE OLD FLAT +RACE-TRACKS+ WHICH WERE INSTALLED IN 1970.

IN THE CUSTOM AREA OF THE AIRPORT, ALSO, SEVERAL NEW FACILITIES ARE BEING PROVIDED SUCH AS ADDITIONAL CONVEYOR BELTS.

FURTHERMORE, IN THE AIRPORT’S NEW MULTI-STOREY CARPARK, THERE WILL BE MODERN FACILITIES, INCLUDING A SEMI-AUTOMATIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEM TO ENABLE VEHICLE OWNERS TO CHECK-IN AND OUT WITHOUT UNDUE DELAYS.

THE TERMINAL BUILDING WORKS ARE BEING HANDLED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. MANY OF THE PASSENGER BAGGAGE HANDLING FACILITIES ARE BEING DESIGNED AND INSTALLED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE. ALL WORK IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN CLOSE LIAISON WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION.

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FIREMEN TO STEP UP CHECKS ON FACTORIES

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THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL SHORTLY STEP UP THEIR INSPECTIONS ON ALL INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS TO ENSURE THAT THEIR MEANS OF ESCAPE ARE FREE FROM OBSTRUCTION.

THE INSPECTIONS WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY FIREMEN ON A REGULAR AND CONTINUOUS BASIS, AND WILL CONCENTRATE ON STAIRCASES AND OTHER COMMON AREAS OF EVERY INDUSTRIAL PREMISES.

WHEN OBSTRUCTIONS ARE FOUND, OWNERS WILL BE ASKED TO REMOVE THEM IMMEDIATELY. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY INVOLVE THE REMOVAL OF GOODS BY THE DEPARTMENT UNDER THE FIRE SERVICES ORDINANCE.

A FIRE SERVICES SPOKESMAN SAID TODAYi +THIS ACTION IS BEING TAKEN BECAUSE OF THE INCREASING HAZARDS TO LIVES AND PROPERTIES CREATED BY OBSTRUCTIONS TO COMMON AREAS IN FACTORY BUILDINGS.+

♦THESE OBSTRUCTIONS NOT ONLY PREVENT OCCUPANTS OF THE BUILDINGS FROM ESCAPING IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE. BUT ALSO ALLOW THE FIRE TO SPREAD TO OTHER FLOORS THUS MAKING IT EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND DIFFICULT FOR FIREMEN TO FIGHT THEIR WAY UP THE STAIRCASES,♦ HE SAID.

BEFORE THIS NEW INSPECTION MEASURE IS TAKEN, FIREMEN WILL MAKE STREET BROADCASTS TO THIS EFFECT IN INDUSTRIAL AREAS FOR A FEW DAYS.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED ALL FACTORY OWNERS TO OBSERVE FIRE SAFETY REGULATIONS AND ENSURE THAT THEIR GOODS ARE NOT OBSTRUCTING THE STAIRCASES, LOBBIES AND COMMON AREAS.

AND HE WARNEDi +THESE VISITS BY FIREMEN WILL BE CONDUCTED REGULARLY TO MAKE SURE FIRE HAZARDS WILL NOT REAPPEAR AS SOON AS THEY LEAVE THE BUILDINGS.

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LEGAL YEAR CHURCH SERVICE

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

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

THE COURTS WILL RECOMMENCE SITTING AT 11 A.M. ON THAT DAY AFTER THE SERVICE IS OVER.

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL — A * * * *

STATUTORY HOLIDAY * K

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. NEIL HENDERSON, TODAY REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT SEPTEMBER 18, THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, IS ONE OF THE 10 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS APPOINTED UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

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

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

IF THE EMPLOYER REQUIRES AN EMPLOYEE TO WORK ON A STATUTORY HOLIDAY, HE MUST GIVE THE EMPLOYEE AT LEAST 48 HOURS’ NOTICE AND MUST ALSO GIVE AN ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY. /

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

ENQUIRIES OR COMPLAINTS REGARDING STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE TO THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE i FOR HONG KONG ISLAND 5-282523 EXT 60-KOWLOON EAST 3-205638- KOWLOON WEST 3-201652- KWUN TONG 3-898520- TSUEN WAN 12-422096- TUEN MUN 12-818443.

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WATER CUT * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN WAN CHAI AND KOWLOON CITY WILL BE STOPPED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1 NIGHT TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IN WAN CHAI IS BOUNDED BY THE SOUTH SIDE OF HENNESSY ROAD, CANAL ROAD WEST, GLOUCESTER ROAD AND MARSH ROAD. IT WILL HAVE NO WATER SUPPLY FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON MONDAY.

IN KOWLOON CITY, THE AREA BOUNDED BY GRAMPIAN ROAD PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, NGA TSIN LONG ROAD AND CARPENTER JUNCTION ROAD, FUK LO TSUN ROAD, LION ROCK ROAD, HAU AND NGA TSIN WAI ROAD, WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR SIX FROM MIDNIGHT MONDAY TO 6 A.M. ON TUESDAY.

ROAD INCLUDING WONG ROAD HOURS

MEANWHILE, FLUSHING WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF TAI KOK TSUI WILL BE CUT OFF FOR TWO DAYS FROM 10 A. TO FACILITATE SALT WATER MAIN CONNECTION WORK.

PREMISES IN M. ON MONDAY

BE AFFECTED ARE ,N FUK LEE STREET, WAI ON MEI ON STREET» CHUNG WUI STREET, TAI TSUN STREET, IVY STREET BETWEEN TAI KOK TSUI ROAD AND KOK CHEUNG STREET, LI TAK STREET, F^K CHAK STREETi KA SIN STREET, POK MAN street! FOO KWAI ^R|tJ^c^0KtCI?EUN6 STRe£t, HOP KWAN STREET, LOK KWAN STREET, MAN ON STREET, TAI CHING STREET, HOI KING STREET, CHUN WING STREET, TAI KOK TSUI ROAD AND BEECH STREET.

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HOLLYWOOD ROAD TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT TRAFFIC ON THE SECTION OF HOLLYWOOD ROAD BETWEEN LADDER STREET AND SHING WONG STREET WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE-LANE FROM 11 P.M. ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) TO 6 A.M. ON TUESDAY AND FROM 11 P.M. ON TUESDAY TO 6 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK.

DURING THESE PERIODS MOTOR VEHICLES OF OVER TWO TONS ARE ADVISED TO AVOID USING HOLLYWOOD ROAD.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO ASSIST MOTORISTS.

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FIRING PRACTICE * * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON FIVE DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS DANGEROUS TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN THE RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING THE TIME OF FIRING PRACTICE.

THE PRACTICE TIMES AREi

DATE

HOURS

SEPTEMBER 11 (MONDAY)

8 A.M. - 6 P.M.

SEPTEMBER 12 (TUESDAY)

8 A.M

6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 13 (WEDNESDAY)

8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 14 (THURSDAY)

8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 15 (FRIDAY)

8 A.M. - 6 P.M

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1978

CONTENTS

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VACCINATION CAMPAIGN AGAINST GERMAN MEASLES ...................  1

NO-HUNTING AREA IN N.T. EXTENDED ............................... 2

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SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAMME FOR TSUEN WAN ........................ 3

SNT PRESENTS PRIZES TO SWIMMING GALA WINNERS .................. 4

WIDENING OF CLEARWATER BAY ROAD PROPOSED ...................... 5

WATER CUTS .................................................... 5

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GERMAN MEASLES VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS TO LAUNCH A MASSIVE ’RUBELLA’ VACCINATION CAMPAIGN AIMED AT PROTECTING WOMEN FROM GIVING BIRTH TO DEFORMED BABIES.

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RUBELLA, COMMONLY KNOWN AS GERMAN MEASLES, IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONG AND IS ONE OF A SERIES OF HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPAIGNS ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT. IT WILL BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 19 AND WILL LAST ABOUT FOUR MONTHS.

DURING THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, THE DEPARTMENT’S INOCULATION TEAMS WILL VISIT SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES TO VACCINATE ALL SCHOOL GIRLS IN THE 11 - 14 AGE GROUP.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT RUBELLA IS A DISEASE DUE TO VIRUS INFECTION AND IF CAUGHT BY A WOMAN IN EARLY PREGNANCY IT CAN RESULT IN THE BIRTH OF SEVERELY HANDICAPPED BABIES.

THE OBJECTIVE OF VACCINATING THE TARGET GROUP OF 11 - 14 YEARS OLD GIRLS IS TO GIVE THEM MAXIMUM LONG-TERM PROTECTION AS THEY ENTER THE REPRODUCTIVE AGE, HE SAID.

WORLD-WIDE RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT IF A WOMAN CAUGHT RUBELLA DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF PREGNANCY SHE MIGHT GIVE BIRTH TO A CHILD WITH SUCH CONGENITAL DEFORMITIES AS DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, ABNORMALITIES OF HEART AND BRAIN AND MENTAL RETARDATION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WOMEN IN REGULAR CONTACT WITH CHILDREN OR PATIENTS, FOR INSTANCE, TEACHERS AND NURSING STAFF, HAVE A GREATER RISK OF CONTRACTING THE DISEASE THAN OTHER PEOPLE AND SHOULD THEREFORE GET THEMSELVES VACCINATED.

THESE +AT RISK+ GROUPS OF WOMEN MAY CALL AT THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CENTRES TO RECEIVE THE VACCINATION. FOR THESE PERSONS, A BLOOD TEST WILL BE CARRIED OUT BEFORE VACCINATION TO ASCERTAIN WHETHER THEY HAVE ALREADY ACQUIRED THE IMMUNITY.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT, HOWEVER, THAT RUBELLA VACCINE MUST NOT BE GIVEN DURING PREGNANCY OR TO A WOMAN WHO IS LIKELY TO BECOME PREGNANT IN THE FOLLOWING THREE MONTHS AFTER VACCINATION SO AS NOT TO AFFECT FOETAL GROWTH.

THE SYMPTOMS OF RUBELLA USUALLY BEGIN WITH ENLARGEMENT OF GLANDS BEHIND THE EARS AND IN THE NECK, FOLLOWED BY A RASH ON THE FACE AND NECK. SPREADING TO THE LIMBS AND BODY. IN SOME CASES, NO RASH APPEARS AT ALL. THERE MAY BE SORENESS OF THE THROAT WITH RED EYES AND A FEVER.

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THE RUBELLA VACCINE PROVIDES LONG-TERM PROTECTION AFTER A SINGLE DOSE INJECTION. IN SOME CASES, A PERSON, AFTER RECEIVING THE VACCINE, MAY GET A SLIGHT FEVER AND RASH WHICH USUALLY DISAPPEARS VERY QUICKLY.

THE SPOKESMAN APPEALED TO PARENTS TO CO-OPERATE IN THE RUBELLA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN BY SIGNING A CONSENT FORM WHICH WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THEM THROUGH THE RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR A CONTINUOUS SUPPLY OF RUBELLA VACCINES TO VACCINATE THE TARGET GROUP.

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NO-HUNTING AREAS EXTENDED * * * *

THE PRESERVATION OF WILD FOWL IN HONG KONG HAS BEEN FURTHER STRENGTHENED BY EXTENDING THE NO-HUNTING BOUNDARIES OF THE MAI PO MARSHES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNDIL HAS APPROVED EXTENDING THE NO-HUNTING AREA WEST OF THE LOK MA CHAU/CASTLE PEAK ROADS AND NORTH OF THE CASTLE PEAK/LAU FAU SHAN ROADS. THE BOUNDARY OF THE RESTRICTED ENTRY AREA HAS ALSO BEEN EXTENDED TO INCLUDE THE OUTER EDGE OF THE MANGROVES.

AMENDMENTS OF THE FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH SCHEDULES OF THE WILD ANIMALS PROTECTION ORDINANCE APPEARED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE MARSHES COVER AN AREA OF ABOUT 940 ACRES OF WHICH ABOUT 515 ACRES ARE KEIWAIS (SHALLOW SHRIMP PONDSi. WITH A PLANNED CONSERVATION PROGRAMME, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT EXPECTS THE MARSHES TO CONTINUE TO ATTRACT WILD DUCKS, EGRETS, HERONS, AND SNIPE. MANY SPECIES ALREADY USE THE MARSHES AS A RESTING PLACE DURING MIGRATION FLIGHTS.

THE SENIOR CONSERVATION OFFICER OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR. P.A. DALEY, SAID THE DEPARTMENT’S OBJECTIVES WERE TO MAINTAIN AND MANAGE THE MARSHES AS A CONSERVATION AREA- MAINTAIN OR REDUCE THE CURRENT LEVELS OF DISTURBANCE AND POLLUTION- AND UTILISE THE AREA FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION.

HE ADDED THAT THE AREA IS PATROLLED BY GAME WARDENS AND ENTRY TO THE PART LISTED UNDER THE SIXTH SCHEDULE REQUIRES A WRITTEN PERMIT FROM THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES.

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PWD PRESSING AHEAD WITH SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAMME IN TSUEN WAN

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MORE THAN 5,000 NEW SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL PLACES WILL SOON'BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS IN TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS PRESSING AHEAD WITH A FIVE-SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAMME, PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE’S COMMITMENT IN THE GOVERNMENT’S EDUCATION EXPANSION DRIVE.

FOUR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ALREADY ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND WORK ON A PRIMARY SCHOOL WILL BE TAKEN UP LATER THIS YEAR.

TWO OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS BEING BUILT ARE AT KWAI SHING, WHILE THE OTHER TWO ARE AT LAI KING AND TAI PA STREET.

ONE OF THE TWO SCHOOLS IN KWAI SHING IS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE.

IT IS OF STANDARD TYPE WITH 24 CLASSROOMS, TWO WORKSHOPS

FOR METAL AND WOODWORK, AND FOUR LABORATOR IES FOR SC IENCE SUBJECTS.

THERE ARE SPECIAL ROOMS FOR MUSIC, ART, GEOGRAPHY, AND GENERAL PURPOSE. THERE IS ALSO A HOME ECONOMICS COMPLEX FOR TEACHING NEEDLE WORK, COOKING AND HOME MANAGEMENT.

OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDE ASSEMBLY HALLS, MEDICAL INSPECTION ROOMS, LIBRARY, COVERED PLAYGROUND, HEADMASTER AND CAREER MASTER ROOMS, GENERAL OFFICE, AND STAFF ROOM.

THE SCHOOLS AT LAI KING AND TAI PA STREET ARE ALSO MAKING GOOD PROGRESS.

ALL THE FOUR SECONDARY SCHOOLS, EACH OF WHICH CAN PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR ABOUT 1,080 CHILDREN, ARE EXPECTED TO BE READY IN 1979-80.

THE BUILDING WORK ON THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS, ONE OF THE TWO PLANNED FOR THE CHAI WAN KOK AREA, WILL BEGIN LATER THIS YEAR. IT IS ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT $4 MILLION TO BUILD.

THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE BEING BUILT AT A COST OF ABOUT $8 MILLION EACH.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER ID, 1978

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SNT PRESENTS PRIZES TO SWIMMING GALA WINNERS *****

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (SUNDAY) EXPRESSED HOPE IN SEEING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SWIMMING POOL IN ISLANDS DISTRICT FOR COMPETITIVE RACES AND TRAINING IN BASIC SWIMMING SKILLS.

SPEAKING AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE THIRD ISLANDS SWIMMING GALA AT THE ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL IN WONG CHUK HANG, MR. AKERS-JONES SAID: +THERE ARE PROPOSALS IN THE WIND TO HAVE A TRAINING POOL ON CHEUNG CHAU AND I SHALL FOLLOW THIS PROPOSAL WITH INTEREST.*

HE ADDED THAT BEACHES IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT WHICH ARE ENJOYED BY SO MANY HOLIDAY MAKERS FROM TOWN, ARE ALSO AN EXCELLENT TRAINING GROUND FOR MANY YOUNG SWIMMERS IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT.

TODAY’S SWIMMING GALA WAS A JOINT EFFORT OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, THE EIGHT RURAL COMMITTEES AND THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE.

♦IT IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED BY MUTUAL CO-OPERATION,+ SAID MR. AKERS-JONES, WHO ALSO PRAISED THE SWIMMING GALA’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

MR. AKERS-JONES SAID THAT HE WAS GLAD TO LEARN THAT THE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD HAS ALTOGETHER VOTED 3160,000 FOR 27 RECREATIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS KIND THIS YEAR AND THAT THE WORK OF THE BOARD WAS ALREADY REACHING OUT TO A GREAT MANY PEOPLE.

MORE THAN 200 COMPETITORS COMPRISING MAINLY STUDENTS AND YOUNG WORKERS FROM OUT-LYING ISLANDS TOOK PART IN TODAY’S SWIMMING GALA.

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WIDENING OF CLEARWATER BAY ROAD PROPOSED *******

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO IMPROVE THE SECTION OF CLEARWATER BAY ROAD BETWEEN CLEARWATER BAY APARTMENT AND ANDERSON ROAD IN AN EFFORT TO RELIEVE THE PRESENT TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND TO COPE WITH THE FUTURE INCREASE IN TRAFFIC.

THE WORK WILL INCLUDE THE WIDENING OF THE EXISTING ROAD TO A DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WITH FOOTPATHS ON BOTH SIDES. A SUBWAY WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AT TSENG LAN SHUE TO FACILITATE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING.

A NOTICE TO THIS EFFECT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSED UNDERTAKING MUST SEND HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE PUBLIC WORKS NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 8, 1978.

THE PLAN SHOWING THE AFFECTED SECTION OF ROAD CAN BE SEEN AT THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY BRANCH, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KONG OR AT THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, HOUSING AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, 101 PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD HO MAN TIN, KOWLOON OR AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE, SAI KUNG, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 692 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, SAN PO KONG, KOWLOON.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN CENTRAL, SHAM SHU I PO AND MONG KOK WILL BE STOPPED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) NIGHT TO FACILITATE WORKS BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IN CENTRAL IS BOUNDED BY STAUNTON STREET, SHING WONG STREET, CAINE ROAD, LADDER STREET, TAI PING SHAN STREET INCLUDING U LAM TERRACE, ROZARIO STREET AND LADDER STREET TERRACE. IT WILL HAVE NO WATER SUPPLY FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON TUESDAY.

IN SHAM SHU I PO, THE AREA BOUNDED BY CHEUNG FAT STREET, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, PRATAS STREET, CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, WING LUNG STREET AND UN CHAU STREET INCLUDING TONKIN STREET, WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT TUESDAY TO 6 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY.

IN MONG KOK, WATER SUPPLY TO PREMISES AT 1-29 PITT STREET, 1-50 TUNG ON STREET, 829-889 CANTON ROAD, 279-347 SHANGHAI STREET AND 222-254 RECLAMATION STREET, WILL BE CUT OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 P.M. ON TUESDAY.

MEANWHILE, FLUSHING WATER SUPPLY TO CHEUNG SHA WAN, SHAM SHU I PO, SHEK KIP MEI, MONG KOK AND YAU MA TEI AREAS WILL BE CUT OFF FOR 11 HOURS FROM 9 P.M. ON TUESDAY TO FACILITATE WATER MAIN CONNECTION WORKS.

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ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

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CONTINUED ECONOMIC GROWTH IN 1978 ........................... 1

RESULTS OF JUNE EMPLOYMENT SURVEY ........................... 3

PRESS CONFERENCE ON DRUG SCENE IN HONG KONG ................. 5

CROWN LAND FOR SALE ......................................... 5

CONTRACT SIGNING FOR TWO MAJOR ROAD PROJECTS ................ 6

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WEST KOWLOON AND YUEN LONG .......... 6

WATER CUT IN HOLLYWOOD ROAD ................................. 7

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CONTINUED ECONOMIC GROWTH IN 1978 ******

THE GROWTH RATES OF BOTH EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS PICKED UP DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1978 BUT DOMESTIC DEMAND IS STILL GROWING MORERAPIDLY THAN EXPORTS. THIS IS SPELT OUT IN THE GOVERNMENT’S HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT RELEASED TODAY. THE REPORT, WHICH PRIMARILY REVIEWS EVENTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1978, WILL BE SHORTLY ON SALE.

THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT +WITH UNEMPLOYMENT ALREADY AT A LOW LEVEL DURING 1977, DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1978 HAVE LED TO A FURTHER TIGHTENING OF THE LABOUR MARKET WITH WAGES INCREASING RAPIDLY*.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED FROM 4.1 PER CENT IN SEPTEMBER 1977 TO ONLY 3 PER CENT IN MARCH 1978, AND THERE WAS A GENERAL SHORTAGE OF LABOUR, PARTICULARLY IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR. AVERAGE DAILY WAGE RATES (INCLUDING FRINGE BENEFITS) IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR WERE 6 PER CENT HIGHER IN REAL TERMS IN MARCH 1978 THAN IN SEPTEMBER 1977 AND 9 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN MARCH 1977.

THE REPORT INDICATES THAT THE IMPROVEMENT IN EXPORT PERFORMANCE SEEN IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN THE SECOND HALF. HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE TIGHT LABOUR MARKET AND THE ALREADY HIGH RATES OF UTILISATION OF QUOTAS FOR TEXTILES AND CLOTHING AND THEIR LIMITED GROWTH PROVISIONS, A SIGNIFICANT UPSURGE IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE APPEARS REMOTE.

THE REPORT SHOWS THAT THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR WAS HK$17,468 MILLION, 11 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD A YEAR AGO. AS EXPORT PRICES WERE ON AVERAGE 3 PER CENT HIGHER, THE QUANTITY OF EXPORTS WAS ABOUT 7 PER CENT HIGHER, WHICH WAS SOMEWHAT HIGHER THAN THE 5 PER CENT GROWTH RATE IN THE QUANTITY OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FOR 1977 OVER 1976.

THE REPORT ALSO INDICATES THAT THE ACCELERATION IN THE RATE OF GROWTH OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1978 WAS MAINLY DUE TO HIGHER EXPORTS OF TEXTILES AND CLOTHING. FURTHER, RE-EXPORTS GREW RAPIDLY IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1978, BEING 29 PER CENT HIGHER IN VALUE TERMS THAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF LAST YEAR.

THE REPORT SHOWS THAT THE VALUE OF IMPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1978 WAS HK$28,254 MILLION, BEING 21 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1977. AS THE IMPORT UNIT VALUE INDEX INCREASED BY ABOUT 4 PER CENT DURING THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR, THE QUANTITY OF IMPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR WAS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 15 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE CORRESPONDING HALF OF 1977.

THE REPORT NOTES THAT THE RAPID GROWTH RATE OF IMPORTS WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE STRONG DEMAND FOR CONSUMER GOODS, AND FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES, ALTHOUGH IT WAS ALSO PARTLY DUE TO AN ACCELERATION IN THE GROWTH RATE OF RE-EXPORTS.

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THE TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE DEFICIT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1978 WAS 59 PER CENT HIGHER THAN A YEAR AGO. THE REPORT SUGGESTS THAT THE TRADE DEFICIT FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE YEAR IS EXPECTED TO BE SMALLER AS DOMESTIC EXPORTS APPROACH THEIR SEASONAL PEAK.

ON MONEY AND BANKING, THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT THE MONEY SUPPLY IN 1977 AND IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR HAS BEEN INCREASING FASTER THAN THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN MONEY TERMS. THE RAPID GROWTH RATE OF THE MONEY SUPPLY IN THE FIRST HALF WAS PRIMARILY CAUSED BY THE INCREASE IN BANK LENDING. MOREOVER, THE REPORT SUGGESTS THAT +BY ACCOMMODATING THE DEMAND FOR BANK LENDING, THE BANKING SYSTEM MAY HAVE HELPED TO EXERT SOME UPWARD PRESSURE ON SUCH DOMESTICALLY-DETERMINED PRICES AS THOSE FOR PROPERTY AND LABOUR, WHICH HAVE RISEN SUBSTANTIALLY*.

IT NOTES THAT DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS WAS DUE TO THE WIDENING TRADE DEFICIT AND THE RELATIVELY LOW LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES.

ON TEXTILE PRODUCTION, THE REPORT INDICATES THAT TOTAL SPINNING AND WEAVING PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1978 FELL BY 13 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER BUT WAS STILL 4 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE CORRESPONDING QUARTER A YEAR AGO.

ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TRADE, THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY CONTINUED TO INCREASE RAPIDLY IN THE FIRST QUARTER THIS YEAR, THOUGH AT A SLOWER RATE THAN LAST YEAR. EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER BY THE PUBLIC SECTOR INCREASED AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN THAT BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

ON PRICE MOVEMENTS, THE REPORT INDICATES THAT CONSUMER PRICES HAVE REMAINED FAIRLY STABLE, WITH THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) BEING, ON AVERAGE, ONLY 5 PER CENT HIGHER IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1978 THAN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD A YEAR AGO. CONCERNING IMPORT PRICES OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES, THE REPORT SHOWS THAT THEY HAVE REMAINED FAIRLY STABLE IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS. IT ADDS THAT AS THE HONG KONG DOLLAR HAS BEEN DEPRECIATING SINCE MARCH 1977 AGAINST THE CURRENCIES OF THE COUNTRIES FROM WHICH RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES ARE IMPORTED, STABILITY IN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR PRICES OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES IMPLIES AN OVERALL DECLINE IN THE WORLD PRICES OF SUCH COMMODITIES.

COMMENTING ON THE REPORT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE HONG KONG ECONOMY IN 1978 IS ON A COURSE OF MORE BALANCED GROWTH, WITH EXPORTS GRADUALLY REGAINING THEIR POSITION AS THE MAIN IMPETUS TO GROWTH. HOWEVER, HE SAID THAT THE HIGH LEVEL OF DOMESTIC DEMAND, TIGHT LABOUR MARKET AND RESTRICTIONS ON HONG KONG’S EXPORTS OF TEXTILES AND CLOTHING TO ITS MAJOR MARKETS WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT THE POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.

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RESULTS OF JUNE EMPLOYMENT SURVEY

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ABOUT 804,000 PEOPLE WERE EMPLOYED IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN JUNE 1978, ACCORDING TO THE LASTEST EMPLOYMENT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE FIGURE REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF FIVE PER CENT OR ABOUT 37,600 PEOPLE OVER MARCH 1978 AND FOUR PER CENT OR ABOUT 28,000 PEOPLE WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1977.

IN TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT, THE FIVE LARGEST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES WERE WEARING APPAREL- ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES- TEXTILES- PLASTIC PRODUCTS- AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS.

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES HAS NOW REPLACED TEXTILES AS THE SECOND LARGEST EMPLOYER.

A COMPARISON OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE FIVE MAJOR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES BETWEEN JUNE 1978 AND MARCH 1978 IS GIVEN BELOWs-

CHANGE OF JUNE 1978 OVER MARCH 1978

INDUSTRY GROUP PERSONS ENGAGED IN JUNE 1977 PERSONS ENGAGED IN MAR. 1978 PERSONS ENGAGED IN JUNE 1978 PERSONS ENGAGED % CHANGE

WEARING APPAREL 256,408 256,564 261,791 +5,227 +2

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES 93,561 88,601 100,324 +11,723 + 13

TEXTILES 106,019 99,791 99,926 +135 *

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 87,753 81,508 90,020 +8,512 +10

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 72,241 71,605 75,807 +4,202 +6

(* LESS THAN 0.5 PER CENT.)

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THE MORE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT AT THE INDUSTRY BETWEEN JUNE 1978 AND MARCH 1978 ARE AS FOLLOWSi-

SECTOR LEVEL

INDUSTRY SECTOR PERSONS ENGAGED IN JUNE 1977 PERSONS ENGAGED IN MAR. 1978 PERSONS ENGAGED IN JUNE 1978 CHANGE OF JUNE 1978 OVER MARCH 1978

PERSONS ENGAGED % CHANGE

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 75,134 68,661 77,938 +9,277 +14

PLASTIC TOYS 47,760 43,511 50,554 +7,043 +16

GARMENTS EXCEPT KNITWEAR FROM YARN 201,800 197,885 203,804 +5,919 ♦3

WATCHES AND CLOCKS 13,579 16,009 18,110 +2,101 +13

PLASTIC PRODUCTS OTHER THAN PLASTIC TOYS AND PLASTIC FLOWERS 32,484 ‘1 30,952 33,014 +2,062

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND HOUSEWARES 8,012 9,223 11,075 +1,852 +20

MISCELLANEOUS FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 30,501 29,673 30,959 +1,286 +4

TORCHES, TORCH CASES AND PARTS EXCEPT TORCH BULBS 3,997 4,083 4,891 ♦808 +20

DETAILED EMPLOYMENT FIGURES FOR VARIOUS INDUSTRY GROUPS AND SECTORS ARE OBTAINABLE ON REQUEST FROM THE EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON DRUG SCENE IN HONG KONG *****

A SERIES OF FINDINGS ON HONG KONG’S DRUG PROBLEM AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS EFFORTS BEING MADE TO TACKLE IT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

THIS IS THE FIRST SUCH RESULT OBTAINED THROUGH THE REORGANISATION AND COMPUTERISATION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ADDICTS.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE ATTENDED BY MR. E.l. LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS- DR. ROBERT NEWMAN AND MR. BENT WERBELL, CONSULTANTS TO THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ADDICTSAND MR. EDDIE SO, SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON HONG KONG’S DRUG PROBLEM TO BE HELD AT 11.15 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 14 IN THE G.I.S. THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

CROWN LAND FOR SALE * * * *

THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE ON SEPTEMBER 13, AT 2.30 P.M. BY THE P.W.D.’S CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE.

ONE OF THESE LOTS, MEASURING 6,062 SQUARE METRES, IS SITUATED AT THE JUNCTION OF HARBOUR ROAD AND FLEMING ROAD IN WANCHAI. IT IS FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES.

THE OTHER TWO LOTS, ALSO FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES, ARE LOCATED AT TSIM SHA TSUI EAST, KOWLOON AND UPPER LASCAR ROW, HONG KONG. THEY MEASURE 4,400 SQUARE METRES AND 634 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY.

PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND SALE PLANS INSPECTED AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG AND AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR.

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NOTE TO EDITORS!

CONTRACT SIGNING FOR TWO MAJOR ROAD PROJECTS

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TWO MAJOR ROAD CONTRACTS WORTH A TOTAL OF $88.5 MILLION WILL BE SIGNED TOMORROW (TUESDAY) BETWEEN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS.

THE CONTRACTS ARE FOR THE FIRST STAGE OF THE TSUEN WAN BY-PASS AND FOR A FLYOVER COMPLEX ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR TAI WO TSUEN.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE GIS THEATRE, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE AT 11 A.M. TOMORROW.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN WEST KOWLOON AND YUEN LONG * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM 10 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) SEVERAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WEST KOWLOON TO FACILITATE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY WORKS ALONG CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, THE SECTION OF FUK WA STREET BETWEEN KWEILIN STREET AND YEN CHOW STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

MOREOVER, THE EXISTING PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND IN KWEILIN STREET IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD WILL BE RESITED TO FUK WING STREET WEST OF KWEILIN STREET.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT FROM 10 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY THE SECTION OF THE NULLAH BUND ACCESS ROAD BETWEEN MA MIU ROAD AND SHU I PIN WAI VILLAGE IN YUEN LONG WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR FIVE MONTHS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE AT SHU I PIN WAI.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO MAKE USE OF THE ALTERNATIVE ACCESS FROM CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP IN THESE AREAS TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WATER CUT IN HOLLYWOOD ROAD * * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN CENTRAL WILL BE STOPPED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13). TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TEST.

AFFECTED'WILL BE PREMISES ALONG NO. 127-133 AND NO. 84-130 HOLLYWOOD ROAD, INCLUDING HOLLYWOOD ROAD POLICE PRIMARY SCHOOL. NO. 1-13 SHING WONG STREET AND NO. 1-51 GOUGH STREET.

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ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

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CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED ..................... 1

TWO MAJOR ROAD CONTRACTS SIGNED .■...................... 2

POLICE AND ICAC CONFIRM EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S FINDINGS ON SCHOOL PROBE ........................................ 3

DIRECTOR OF TRADE LEAVES FOR WASHINGTON ................ 4

WEATHER IN AUGUST - CLOUDIER AND LESS SUNNY ............ 5

EMPLOYMENT SURVEY OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES ... 6

RESULTS OF LATEST TENDER FOR TAXI LICENCES ............. 7

CROWN LAND FOR SALE .................................... 7

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SHA TIN AND POK FU LAM.......... 8

WATER CUT IN REPULSE BAY AND KWUN TONG ................. 3

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1978

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CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTIONS ANNOUNCED ******

ELEVEN TOP-LEVEL CIVIL SERVICE PROMOTIONS IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE GRADE WERE ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT TODAY.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR AND MINES, MR. NEIL HENDERSON- THE SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, MR. E.P. HO- AND THE DEPUTY FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR. HENRY CHING, ARE ALL PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE ’A’.

MR. HENDERSON, 49, JOINED THE GOVERNMENT IN 1962 AFTER SERVING IN KENYA. HE SERVED IN VARIOUS BRANCHES OF THE SECRETARIAT FOR 12 YEARS BEFORE MOVING TO THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN 1974 WHERE HE WAS APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR. HE HAS BEEN COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR SINCE APRIL THIS YEAR.

MR. HO, 50, JOINED GOVERNMENT IN 1954. HE HAS SERVED IN THE THEN SECRETARIAT FOR CHINESE AFFAIRS, THE COUNCILS BRANCH, THE FINANCE BRANCH, THE THEN RESETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE THEN COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT AND THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. HE WAS APPOINTED SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES IN APRIL 1977, AFTER HAVING PREVIOUSLY BEEN DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES.

MR. CHING, 44, JOINED THE GOVERNMENT IN 1961. HE SERVED IN THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, THE SECRETARIAT, THE THEN RESETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT BEFORE BEING APPOINTED DEPUTY FINANCIAL SECRETARY IN JULY 1976.

THE SECRETARIAT HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED THE PROMOTIONS OF EIGHT OFFICERS TO THE RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE ’B’.

THEY ARE: MR. STEUART WEBB-JOHNSON, 45, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S LONDON OFFICE- MR. JOHN YAXLEY, 41, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY- MR. YEUNG KAI-YIN, 37, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY- MR. CHRISTOPHER WONG KIM-KAM, 36, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT-l*R. PATRICK WILLIAMSON, 37, ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY, UMELCO-MRS. ANSON CHAN, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY, SOCIAL SERVICES BRANCH- MR. HUGH ARDLEY, 49, DEPUTY SECRETARY, ADMINISTRATION BRANCH- AND DR. RICHARD BUTLER, 44, DEPUTY SECRETARY, ENVIRONMENT BRANCH.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1978

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TWO MAJOR ROAD CONTRACTS SIGNED

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THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TODAY AWARDED TWO MAJOR ROAD CONTRACTS WORTH A TOTAL OF $88.5 MILLION.

ONE OF THEM WAS THE MAIN CONTRACT FOR THE FIRST STAGE OF TSUEN WAN BY-PASS VALUED AT $67.4 MILLION.

IT WAS FORMALLY SIGNED BY MR. NICKY CHAN, ACTING DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT OF THE P.W.D. AND MR. R. BENNETT, HONG KONG BRANCH MANAGER OF DRAGAGES ET TRAVAUX PUBLICS.

MR. CHAN SAID THAT THE PROJECT, FORMING PART OF THE ROAD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN, INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SIX-LANE ROAD FROM KWAI CHUNG TO TSUEN WAN.

THE TWO-KILOMETRE ROAD WILL RUN FROM A POINT NEAR THE CONTAINER TERMINALS AT KWAI CHUNG ROAD TO TEXACO ROAD NEAR YEUNG UK ROAD.

IT WILL HAVE THREE INTERCHANGES LOCATED AT KWAI CHUNG ROAD, HING FONG ROAD AND TEXACO ROAD.

MR. CHAN SAID THAT WORK ON THIS MAIN CONTRACT WILL BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 27 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

HE SAID THAT STAGE TWO OF THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TWO-KILOMETRE ROAD WHICH WILL RUN FROM TEXACO ROAD ACROSS TSUEN WAN BAY TO LINK WITH TUEN MUN ROAD AT CHAI WAN KOK.

WORK ON THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE OTHER CONTRACT SIGNED TODAY WAS FOR THE $21 MILLION FLYOVER COMPLEX ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR TAI WO TSUEN. IT WAS AWARDED TO CHUI HING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.

THE PROJECT, KNOWN AS TAI WO TSUEN INTERCHANGE, WILL TAKE ABOUT 21 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

MR. CHAN SAIDs +THE INTERCHANGE WILL COMPRISE A FLYOVER ACROSS CASTLE PEAK ROAD WITH AN ATTACHED FOOTBRIDGE TO ENABLE PEDESTRIANS TO CROSS THE ROAD SAFELY, AND A GRADE-SEPARATED SLIP ROAD.+

THE INTERCHANGE WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO DEVELOPMENTS NOW TAKING PLACE AT TAI WO TSUEN AREA AS PART OF THE TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT.

THE CONTRACT, MR. CHAN ADDED, ALSO COVERS LANDSCAPING TREATMENT TO THE OPEN SPACES IN THE VICINITY OF THE INTERCHANGE.

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POLICE AND ICAC CONFIRM EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FINDINGS ON SCHOOL PROBE *****

THE POLICE AND THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION HAVE NOW CONFIRMED THAT NO EVIDENCE OF FRAUD OR CORRUPTION WAS FOUND IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES AT THE ST. BONAVENTURE COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL IN TSZ WAN SHAN.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT A COPY OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S REPORT, FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES HAD BEEN SENT TO THE POLICE AND THE ICAC ON JULY 20 FOR INFORMATION AND COMMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY, DID NOT INTEND TO RELEASE THE FULL TEXT OF THE REPORT BECAUSE IT INCLUDED MATTERS RAISED IN CONFIDENTIAL INTERVIEWS CONDUCTED WITH SCHOOL STAFF.

HOWEVER, HE SAID THAT, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, IT HAD BEEN DECIDED TO MAKE KNOWN THE FOLLOWING FACTS AND FINDINGS.

NEARLY ALL THE LETTERS OF COMPLAINTS ALLEGING FINANCIAL IRREGULARITIES AND PURPORTING TO COME FROM +STUDENTS OF ST. BONAVENTURE HIGH SCHOOL* WERE ANONYMOUS AND SENT VIA ICAC, THE SPOKESMAN SAID. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OFFICERS, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE AREA INSPECTORATE AND THE ACCOUNTS SECTION, VISITED THE SCHOOL ON FIVE OCCASIONS - ON MAY 23, JUNE 2, 5, 16 AND 26. THE REASON FOR SO MANY VISITS WAS THAT NO SOONER HAD SOME COMPLAINTS BEEN MADE THAN OTHER COMPLAINTS CAME TO LIGHT.

TO MAKE THE INVESTIGATION AS THOROUGH AS POSSIBLE, ALL MEMBERS OF THE TEACHING STAFF WERE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE INTERVIEWED INDIVIDUALLY ALONG WITH A RANDOM SAMPLE OF PUPILS INVOLVED IN THE OPERATION OF THE TUCKSHOP. IN ADDITION, ALL THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND JANITOR STAFF, EXCEPT FOR TWO PART-TIME WORKERS, WERE INTERVIEWED. OF THE 20 TEACHERS AND 15 STUDENTS INTERVIEWED, THERE WERE FEW COMPLAINTS OF SUBSTANCE. TWO OR THREE TEACHERS COMPLAINED OF WHAT THEY CONSIDERED TO BE HIGH-HANDED METHODS OF THE SUPERVISOR/PRINCIPAL IN ENFORCING STRICT DISCIPLINE AMONG THE STAFF, AND ONE TEACHER FELT THE STAFF WERE INHIBITED FROM MAKING CONSTRUCTIVE IDEAS AT STAFF MEETINGS- ANOTHER FELT THAT HELPING WITH THE TUCKSHOP SHOULD NOT BE AN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY- AND SOME STUDENTS FELT THE PRINCIPAL WAS TOO STRICT OVER LONG HAIR. ON THE OTHER HAND, SOME STAFF SUPPORTED THE PRINCIPAL IN HIS FIRM DISCIPLINARY APPROACH- ONE SPOKE OF THE EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH STANDARD OF CLEANLINESS IN THE SCHOOL- AND OTHERS OF THE GOOD SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE TUCKSHOP.

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID ALL THE ALLEGED IRREGULARITIES AND COMPLAINTS WERE FULLY INVESTIGATED. WHILE THERE WAS SOME SUBSTANCE IN A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS, OTHERS HAD ARISEN FROM GENUINE MISUNDERSTANDING. GENERALLY, THE SCHOOL ACCOUNTS WERE FOUND TO BE IN GOOD ORDER. THE SUPERVISOR/PRINCIPAL WAS VERY CO-OPERATIVE IN ANSWERING QUESTIONS, AGREEING TO HIS STAFF BEING INTERVIEWED AND THE VARIOUS SCHOOL AND TUCKSHOP ACCOUNTS BEING EXAMINED. THE STAFF INTERVIEWED WERE ALSO MOST CO-OPERATIVE. +THERE HAVE BEEN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PRINCIPAL AND A SMALL NUMBER OF HIS STAFF,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID. +BUT IT MAY BE USEFUL TO RESTORE A SENSE OF PROPORTION AND TO BALANCE THE CRITICISMS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE, MAINLY ANONYMOUSLY, BY REFERRING TO A LETTER, DATED JULY 23 AND PURPORTING TO COME FROM +THE TEACHERS OF ST. BONAVENTURE COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL*, WHICH PRAISES THE PRINCIPAL’S GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP,AND STRONGLY SUPPORTS HIM.*

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DIRECTOR OF TRADE LEAVES FOR WASHINGTON * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR. LAWRENCE MILLS, LEAVES TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FOR WASHINGTON TO CONTINUE TALKS ON EXPORTS OF CERTAIN NON-RUBBER FOOTWEAR TO THE UNITED STATES.

THE TALKS ARE A RESUMPTION OF THOSE HELD IN HONG KONG BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS LAST MONTH.

WHILE IN WASHINGTON, MR. MILLS WILL HOLD FURTHER CONSULTATIONS ON VARIOUS ISSUES CONCERNING THE CURRENT FIVE-YEAR HONG KONG-U.S.A TEXTILES RESTRAINT AGREEMENT WHICH HAVE BEEN UNRESOLVED DESPITE SEVERAL MEETINGS BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

IN WASHINGTON, THE HONG KONG TEAM HEADED BY MR. MILLS WILL ALSO MEET CANADIAN OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS THE IMPLEMENTATION NEXT JANUARY OF THE THREE-YEAR TEXTILES AGREEMENT NEGOTIATED EARLIER THIS YEAR AND TO HOLD CONSULTATIONS ON HONG KONG EXPORTS OF COATED AND NON-COATED FABRIC HANDBAGS.

THE TEAM FROM THE TRADE, INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT INCLUDES ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF TRADE CONTROLS MR. K. BROADBRIDGECOMMERCIAL RELATIONS TRADE OFFICER MRS. K.Y. WEI AND ASSISTANT TRADE OFFICER MISS Y.P. CHOI. ALSO TAKING PART IN THE TALKS WILL BE MR. D.M. MCPHAIL, A CROWN COUNSEL FROM THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT, AND MR. R.B. CROWSON, THE COUNSELLOR FOR HONG KONG AFFAIRS IN WASHINGTON.

FROM WASHINGTON, MR. MILLS WILL GO TO BRUSSELS FOR A CONTINUATION OF THE TECHNICAL DISCUSSIONS WITH THE E.E.C. ON CERTIFICATION OF ORIGIN AND CLASSIFICATION PRACTICES.

FINALLY, BEFORE RETURNING TO HONG KONG, MR. MILLS WILL VISIT SWITZERLAND WHERE HE WILL HAVE TALKS WITH MR. PETER TSAO, COUNSELLOR FOR HONG KONG AFFAIRS IN GENEVA, ON THE MULTILATERAL TRADE NEGOTIATIONS WHICH RESUMED THIS WEEK AND ARE REACHING A CRUCIAL STAGE.

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WEATHER IN AUGUST - CLOUDIER AND LESS SUNNY

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WEATHER IN AUGUST WAS CLOUDIER AND LESS SUNNY THAN USUAL BUT THE MONTH’S RAINFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL, ACCORDING TO THE MONTHLY WEATHER SUMMARY ISSUED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY TODAY.

THE TOTAL RAINFALL RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE MONTH AMOUNTED TO ONLY 230.8 MM OR 45 PER CENT BELOW AVERAGE. HOWEVER, THE ACCUMULATED RAINFALL FROM THE BEGINNING OF 1978 TO THE END OF AUGUST STOOD AT 1,748.7 MM, ALMOST THE SAME AS THE NORMAL FIGURE FOR THE SAME PERIOD.

DURING THE MONTH, EIGHT TROPICAL CYCLONES DEVELOPED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND FOR TWO OF THEM — TROPICAL STORM BONNIE AND SEVERE TROPICAL STORM ELAINE — TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNALS WERE HOISTED.

TROPICAL STORM BONNIE DEVELOPED ABOUT 240 MILES TO THE SOUTH OF HONG KONG ON AUGUST 9 AND DISSIPATED OVER NORTH VIETNAM ON THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 11. APART FROM A PERIOD OF STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAIN, NO DAMAGE TO PROPERTY WAS REPORTED DURING ITS PASSAGE.

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM ELAINE FIRST DEVELOPED AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION ABOUT 270 MILES NORTHEAST OF MANILA EARLY ON AUGUST 23. THE FOLLOWING MORNING IT ENTERED THE SOUTH CHINA SEA WHERE IT BEGAN TO INTENSIFY AND BECAME A SEVERE TROPICAL STORM ON AUGUST 25.

IT THEN MOVED CLOSE TO HONG KONG AND FINALLY DEGENERATED INTO AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER NORTH VIETNAM ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 28.

ALTHOUGH GALE FORCE WINDS WERE EXPERIENCED IN HONG KONG DURING THE PASSAGE OF ELAINE, LITTLE DAMAGE TO PROPERTY WAS REPORTED.

THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH WAS FINE AND HOT BUT WHEN THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON BECAME ESTABLISHED OVER THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON AUGUST 2, THE WEATHER TURNED CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS.

THE WEATHER IMPROVED ON AUGUST 6 AND THE NEXT TWO DAYS WERE MAINLY FINE APART FROM SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS.

DUE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF TROPICAL STORM BONNIE, THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON THE MORNING OF AUGUST 9 AND THERE WERE SHOWERS WHICH LASTED UNTIL THE EARLY MORNING OF AUGUST 12.

THE WEATHER IMPROVED RAPIDLY ON AUGUST 12 AND THE FOLLOWING SIX DAYS WERE FINE AND HOT WITH TEMPERATURE RISING TO A MAXIMUM OF 33.6 DEGREES ON THE AFTERNOON OF AUGUST 15, THE HIGHEST RECORDED IN THE MONTH.

FROM AUGUST 19 TO 23 AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE PERSISTED OVER THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND THE WEATHER IN HONG KONG BECAME CLOUDY WITH OCCASIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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IT WAS MAINLY FINE ON AUGUST 24 AND 25 BUT SCATTERED SHOWERS BEGAN TO SET IN DURING THE AFTERNOON OF AUGUST 26 AS SEVERE TROPICAL STORM ELAINE MOVED CLOSER TO HONG KONG. THE SHOWERS BECAME FREQUENT AND HEAVY THE NEXT DAY BUT ON AUGUST 28 THE WEATHER IMPROVED AND BECAME FINE AND HOT AGAIN.

SOME SHOWERS WERE AGAIN EXPERIENCED ON AUGUST 29 BUT THE LAST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE BRILLIANTLY FINE.

THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 24.5 DEGREES WHICH WAS RECORDED ON BOTH AUGUST 10 AND 20.

DURING THE MONTH, NINE AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG DUE TO THE ADVERSE WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERE TROPICAL STORM ELAINE. NO FIRE DANGER WARNINGS WERE ISSUED.

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EMPLOYMENT SURVEY OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS CONDUCTING A QUARTERLY EMPLOYMENT SURVEY OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

LETTERS AND FORMS FOR THE SEPTEMBER SURVEY HAVE BEEN SENT TO CONTRACTORS FOR INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF WORKERS EMPLOYED AT THE SITES AS AT SEPTEMBER 14.

THE PREVIOUS QUARTERLY SURVEY SHOWED THAT A TOTAL OF 67.680 MANUAL WORKERS WERE ENGAGED AT VARIOUS WORK SITES IN THE MIDDLE OF JUNE THIS YEAR OF THESE 33,564 WERE INVOLVED IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THE REMAINDER ON PROJECTS OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT APPEALED TO CONTRACTORS AND THEIR SITE STAFF FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION IN THE CURRENT SURVEY, AND SAID SURVEY OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT, EACH CARRYING A GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARD, WILL VISIT THE RESPECTIVE SITES FROM SEPTEMBER 14 TO 16 TO COLLECT THE COMPLETED SURVEY FORMS•

INFORMATION RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTORS OR SITES WILL BE TREATED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WILL BE SOLELY USED FOR COMPILING STATISTICAL TABLES, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE SURVEY MAY EE DIRECTED TO MR. CHAN TUNG-WAH, STATISTICIAN (INDUSTRY) AT 5-444674.

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RESULTS OF LATEST TENDER FOR TAXI LICENCES * X * X

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS COMPLETED PROCESSING THE LATEST TENDERS FOR 3OO HONG KONG AND KOWLOON TAXI LICENCES.

A TOTAL OF 5,206 INDIVIDUAL TENDERS HAD BEEN RECEIVED WHEN THE OFFER CLOSED ON AUGUST 18. THE HIGHEST TENDER WAS 3291,500 AND THE LOWEST WAS 313,280.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT 297 OF THE 330 URBAN TAXI LICENCES HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED TO TENDERERS OFFERING A UNIT PREMIUM RANGING FROM 3242,833 TO 3291,500.

THE REMAINING THREE LICENCES WERE DETERMINED BY PUBLIC BALLOT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AFTERNOON BECAUSE THERE WERE TWO TENDERS EACH WITH AN IDENTICAL UNIT PREMIUM OF 3242,828 SEEKING A TOTAL OF NINE TAXI LICENCES.

THE AVERAGE PREMIUM IN THE LATEST TENDER WAS 8244,240, AN INCREASE OF OVER 17 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE LAST TENDER IN APRIL THIS YEAR WHEN THE AVERAGE PREMIUM WAS 3208,520.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT LETTERS WOULD BE GOING OUT TODAY TO SUCCESSFUL TENDERERS AND THAT THE FIRST OF THE 300 TAXIS WOULD BE INSPECTED ON SEPTEMBER 19. ALL 303 TAXIS SHOULD EE ON THE ROAD BY THE END OF NOVEMBER.

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CROWN LAND FOR TENDER

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THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER.

THE THREE LOTS ARE TO BE USED FOR STORAGE, INCLUDING VEHICLES.

THE FIRST LOT, MEASURING ABOUT 5,900 SQUARE METRES IS SITUATED AT HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI. THE OTHER TWO ARE AT THE JUNCTION OF SAU NGA ROAD AND HIP WO STREET -- 4,110 SQUARE METRES, AND AT THE JUNCTION OF HIP WO STREET'AND HIU KWONG STREET — 2,740 SQUARE METRES.

CLOSING DATE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS NOT LATER THAN NOON ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1978.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND TENDER PLANS INSPECTED AT, THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, MURRAY BUILDING, 19TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, OR THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1978

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SHA TIN AND POK FU LAM ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM 10 A.M. TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) THE ROAD JUNCTION OF SHA TIN BY-PASS AND NORTH ENTRANCE TO LEK YUEN ESTATE IN SHA TIN WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT TWO wEEKS TC FACILITATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO MAKE USE OF THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE VIA THE LEK YUEN ESTATE ACCESS ROADS.

THE DEPARTMENT ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THE SECTION OF POK FU LAM ROAD NEAR SASSOON ROAD REST GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES FROM 1 A.M. TO 5 A.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC TO WAH FU AREA AND NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC TO THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE DIVERTED TC SASSOON ROAD AND VICTORIA ROAD.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP IN GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WATER CUT IN REPULSE BAY AND KWUN TONG

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN REPULSE BAY AND KWUN TONG WILL BE STOPPED FOR SEVERAL HOURS FROM THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) NIGHT TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IN REPULSE BAY, BOUNDED BY 58 REPULSE BAY ROAD, 70-84 REPULSE BAY VILLAS, 2-8 AND 9 SOUTH BAY ROAD, SOUTH BAY CLOSE, BEACH ROAD INCLUDING THE CALTEX PETROL FILLING STATION AND ROAD DEPOT OF SOUTH BAY ROAD, WILL HAVE NO WATER FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON THURSDAY.

IN KWUN TONG, THE AREA BOUNDED BY KO FAI ROAD, CHA KWO LING ROAD, SHUNG SHUN STREET AND TUNG YUEN STREET INCLUDING SHUNG TAK WAI, SZE SHAN STREET, CHO YUEN STREET, YAN YUE STREET AND LEI YUE MUN VILLAGE, WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY TO 6 A.M. ON FRIDAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

RECREATION BOOM IN SAI KUNG DISTRICT........................... 1

AP LEI CHAU BRIDGE RIGHT ON SCHEDULE .......................... 3

PRESS CONFERENCE BY VISITING MP ............................. 4

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SEA MAIL SERVICES TO LEBANON TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED ............ 4

LAND TO BE FORMED FOR EXPANSION OF SHEK WU HUI SEWAGE PLANT. 5

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN HO MAN TIN ...........................   6

WATER CUT IN CAUSEWAY BAY.....................................  6

AWARD PRESENTATION FOR C.A.S. CADETS .......................... 7

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RECREATION BOOM IN SAI KUNG DISTRICT

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SAI KUNG DISTRICT IS TO BECOME THE MAIN' CENTRE OF OUTDOOR RECREATION OF ALL KINDS IN HONG KONG IN THE EARLY 198O’S, THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR. COLIN BOSHER, SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE VICTORIA LIONS CLUB LUNCHEON MEETING AT THE HONG KONG HILTON, MR. BOSHER SAID THAT IT WILL +NOT BECOME JUST A ST. MORITZ, AN EXPENSIVE WATERING HOLE FOR THE AFFLUENT, BUT ALSO A PLAYGROUND FOR THE ORDINARY WORKING MAN AND HIS FAMILY.+

+THE SPIN-OFF FROM THIS WILL BE JOBS FOR LOCAL PEOPLE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSMEN.

+IN ADDITION THERE WILL BE TWO SMALL SCALE LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AREAS PROVIDING MORE EMPLOYMENT.

+MORE WEALTH WILL BE IMPORTED BY THE UPPER INCOME PEOPLE WHO WILL CONTINUE TO MIGRATE TO THE DISTRICT AND WHO WILL NEED LOCAL SERVICES, SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS,* HE SAID.

MR. BOSHER EXPLAINED THAT THE RECREATION INDUSTRY AND HIGH DEMAND FOR LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL LAND ARE GIVING SAI KUNG +A UNIQUE IDENTITY UNRIVALLED BY OTHER PARTS OF THE NEW TERR I TOR IES.+

SAI KUNG IS ALREADY WELL-KNOWN FOR ITS OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES. THE DISTRICT HAS SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR BEACHES, INCLUDING CLEAR WATER BAY, SILVERSTRAND, KIU TSUI AND HAP MUN" BOATING WATERS, INCLUDING HEBE HAVEN AND THE WHOLE OF PORT SHELTER- AND HIKING, CAMPING AND PICNICKING AREAS, AND THE SAI KUNG EAST AND WEST COUNTRY PARKS.

FURTHER RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS BEING IMPLEMENTED IN THE DISTRICT. THESE INCLUDE :

* THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS PLANNING THE GAZETTING OF MORE BEACHES AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF MORE FACILITIES. CLEAR WATER BAY BEACH WILL HAVE AN ACCESS ROAD, BEACH BUILDINGS AND A PROPER CAMPING AREA-

* MOORING FACILITIES AT HEBE HAVEN HAVE NOW REACHED CAPACITY, BUT PRIVATELY DEVELOPED MARINAS ARE ABOUT TO GO AHEAD AT PAK WAI AND ALSO AT PO TOI 0 IN CONNECTION WITH THE GOLF COURSE AND COUNTRY CLUB- AND

* THE COUNTRY PARKS ARE IMPLEMENTING A PLAN FOR A SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE AND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PROPERLY CONTROLLED PUBLIC CAMPING SITES.

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IN ADDITION, SAI KUNG DISTRICT HAS A HOLIDAY CAMP AND MR. EOSHER DESCRIBED IT AS +CHEAP,GOOD STANDARD ACCOMMODATION* WHICH ORDINARY WORKING PEOPLE EARNING A DECENT WAGE CAN AFFORD AND WILL FIND ATTRACTIVE.

THE SAI KUNG CAMP NEAR SAI KUNG TOWN, RUN BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE HAS BEEN OPEN FOR TWO YEARS. THE SERVICE wILL SOON OPEN A NEW ONE AT TSAK YUE WU INSIDE THE COUNTRY PARK.

THE NEW CAMP WILL HAVE A SWIMMING POOL AND SUPERVISED ACTIVITIES SUCH AS ROLLER SKATING, TENNIS' AND ARCHERY AND ITS PRICE IS ONLY $5 PER HEAD A NIGHT.

THE PO LEUNG KUK HAS JUST BEEN GIVEN A VERY VALUABLE PIECE OF LAND AT PAK TAM CHUNG TO ESTABLISH A SIMILAR CAMP.

A SMALL HOTEL HAS BEEN BUILT AT SHA HA AND IS DUE TO OPEN THIS YEAR.

AS FOR LIGHT INDUSTRY, HE SAID, IT HAS LONG BEEN FELT THAT THE RURAL AREAS SHOULD HAVE LAND RESERVED FOR LIGHT INDUSTRY TO BOOST THE LOCAL ECONOMIES.

+TW0 SUCH AREAS ARE PLANNED IN SA I KUNG, ONE AT HO CHUNG AND ANOTHER AT TUI MIN HOI, NEAR SAI KUNG TOWN.

+THE FIRST THREE SITES AT TUI MIN HOI WILL BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION AND LETTER B TENDER IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH NEXT YEAR, AND WILL PROVIDE LOW RISE FLATTED SPACE SUITABLE FOR LIGHT ENGINEERING, PLASTICS AND TEXTILES,* HE SAID.

MR. BOSHER SAID SAI KUNG DISTRICT HAD BEEN EXPERIENCING ITS OWN MINI-PROPERTY MARKET BOOM IN RECENT MONTHS.

+WE HELD AN AUCTION LAST MONTH WHICH SURPRISED US ALL BY THE INTENSITY OF THE BIDDING. UP FOR SALE WAS A 20,000 SQUARE FEET SITE AT SILVERSTRAND FOR LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT TO TWO STOREYS ONLY.

+OUR UPSET PRICE WAS MORE THAN DOUBLED AND THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER TOOK THE SITE FOR $3.5 MILLION — THIS WORKS OUT AT $177 SQUARE FOOT OR $444 SQUARE FOOT ACCOMMODATION VALUE — DOUBLE OUR VALUATION A YEAR AGO.

+THERE IS STILL ABOUT 190 ACRES OF LAND WITHIN THE MINOR RESIDENTIAL LAYOUTS WHICH COULD BE DISPOSED OF.

+THERE IS AN EVER-GROWING DEMAND FOR HOUSING WHICH IS NOT IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS, FROM PEOPLE WHO WISH TO LIVE OUT OF THE CITY AND WHO ARE PREPARED TO MAKE THE DAILY JOURNEY TO THE CITY TO WORK,* MR. EOSHER ADDED.

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AP LEI CHAU BRIDGE RIGHT ON SCHEDULE * * * * *

WORK ON THE AP LEI CHAU BRIDGE HAS PASSED THE HALF WAY MARK, RIGHT ON SCHEDULE.

THE $12 MILLION ERIDGE -- THE FIRST TO LINK HONG KONG wI TH AN OFFSHORE ISLAND -- IS ANOTHER LINK IN THE LONG CHAIN THAT WILL BRING THE RURAL AREAS CLOSER.

THE BRIDGE WILL PAVE THE WAY FOR INDUSTRIAL GROWTH ON THE ISLAND WHICH UNTIL NOW HAS SUPPORTED A SMALL FISHING COMMUNITY.

BY MID-1979 THE FIRST CAR SHOULD BE ABLE TO DRIVE ACROSS FROM ABERDEEN.

AND WHEN THE $280 MILLION ABERDEEN TUNNEL IS COMPLETED ABOUT A YEAR LATER THERE WILL BE A FAST AND DIRECT ROUTE OUT TO THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE 230-METRE-LONG BRIDGE WILL CARRY TWO LANES OF TRAFFIC WITH A CAPACITY OF 1,500 VEHICLES AN HOUR. IT WILL ALSO CARRY A WATER MAIN AND OTHER ESSENTIAL UTILITIES.

A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE TO ACCOMMODATE 19,000 PEOPLE IS ALREADY UNDER CONSTRUCTION ON THE ISLAND.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT, MR. CHAN NAI-KEUNG, TODAY MADE AN INSPECTION TOUR OF THE PROJECT AND SAID HE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH THE PROGRESS MADE.

MR. CHAN ALSO VISITED THE SOUTHERN PORTAL OF THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL. THIS PROJECT IS NOW ON SCHEDULE AND PROGRESS WAS GOOD.

SAID MR. CHANs +THE GROUTING WORK UNDERTAKEN, AT THE SOUTHERN PORTALS SITE, TO OVERCOME CERTAIN PROBLEMS POSED BY GROUND WATER SEEPAGE AND DECOMPOSED MATERIAL, IS ALMOST COMPLETE.

+AT THE NORTHERN PORTALS.NEARLY 100 METRES OF TUNNELLING WORK HAS BEEN CARR IED OUT.+

NEARLY 400 WORKMEN ARE EMPLOYED ON THIS PROJECT.

ACCOMPANYING MR. CHAN ON HIS TOUR TODAY WERE DR. CHOI YU-LEUK, CHIEF ENGINEER FROM THE CONSULTANTS MANAGEMENT DIVISION OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE- MR. R.A. COCHRANE, A PARTNER IN MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA- MR. DEREK BARTLETT, CHIEF RESIDENT ENGINEER FOR THE TUNNEL PROJECT- AND MR. A. HAMILTON, SENIOR RESIDENT ENGINEER FOR THE BRIDGE PROJECT.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

PRESS CONFERENCE BY VISITING MP ******

THE VISITING MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, MR. RICHARD LUCE (CONSERVATIVE, SHOREHAM WEST SUSSEX) WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) AT 4.30 P.M. IN THE G.I.S. THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

MR. LUCE ARRIVED ON SEPTEMBER 11 FOR AN EIGHT-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE CONFERENCE. RADIO AND T.V. REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT THEY HAVE AMPLE TIME TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT.

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MAIL SERVICES TO LEBANON

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THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT SURFACE LETTER AND PARCEL SERVICES TO LEBANON ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE LACK OF SHIPPING OUTLETS AND AT THE REQUEST OF THE LEBANESE POSTAL ADMINISTRATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE POST OFFICE SAID THAT NO LETTERS OR PARCELS FOR DESPATCH TO LEBANON BY SEA WILL BE ACCEPTED AT POST OFFICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

HOWEVER, AIRMAIL SERVICES TO LEBANON IS STILL MAINTAINED.

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LAND TO BE FORMED FOR SEWAGE PLANT’S EXPANSION ******

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS TO FORM ABOUT SIX HECTARES OF LAND NEXT TO THE SHEK WU HUI SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT FOR ITS FUTURE EXPANSION.

CONTRACT FOR THE WORK, COSTING ABOUT $24 MILLION, WAS FORMALLY SIGNED TODAY AT THE SHA TIN GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

MR. BOSCO KEOWN, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE TAI PO AND FAN LING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, SIGNED ON BEHALF OF THE P.W.D. AND NR. MAKOTO UZAWA FOR THE CONTRACTOR, SHIMIZU CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD. OF JAPAN.

MR. KEOWN SAID: +THE CONTRACT, WHICH INCLUDES DRAINAGE WORKS IN THE AREA SOUTHEAST OF SO KWUN PO VILLAGE, IS PART OF THE $1,300 MILLION PROJECT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TO DEVELOP THE MARKET TOWNS OF SHEK WU HUI AND FAN LING.+

THE DRAINAGE WORKS, HE ADDED, WERE PART OF A MAJOR DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME FOR THE TOWN.

MR. KEOWN SAID THAT A TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA WOULD BE BUILT AT THE LONG VALLEY AREA TO ACCOMMODATE 6,500 PEOPLE WHO WOULD EE AFFECTED BY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TOWN.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT WILL BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH AND WILL TAKE ABOUT ONE YEAR TO COMPLETE.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT

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THE FIRST OF FOUR STAGES TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN HO MAN TIN AND KOWLOON TONG DURING HORSE RACING IN SHA TIN WILL COME INTO EFFECT FROM 10 A.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

THIS INVOLVES THE BANNING OF RIGHT TURN FROM WATERLOO ROAD ON TO ESSEX CRESCENT.

MOTORISTS CAN EITHER USE THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES BY MAKING A G-TURN VIA DURHAM ROAD, CAMBRIDGE ROAD AND LANCASHIRE ROAD OR PROCEED ALONG WATERLOO ROAD SOUTHBOUND, U-TURN UNDER THE FLYOVER NEAR BOUNDARY STREET ON TO WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ADVISED MOTORISTS THAT WHEN THE RACING SEASON STARTS IN SHA TIN THEY SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO FIND PARKING SPACES IN SHA TIN.

+THERE ARE NO PARKING SPACES IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC,+ HE EMPHASISED.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED MOTORISTS TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INSTEAD. +THERE WILL BE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT BUSES, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY WILL EE LAYING ON EXTRA SPECIAL TRAIN.+

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WATER CUT IN CAUSEWAY BAY * * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL EE STOPPED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY EAST POINT ROAD, NO. 493-563 YEE WOO STREET, NO. 490-552 AND NO. 485-545 LOCKHART ROAD, NO. 476-532 AND NO. 4-81-499 JAFFE ROAD INCLUDING NEW YORK CINEMA AND LAKE SIDE BUILDING.

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AWARD PRESENTATION FOR C.A.S. CADETS ******

MORE THAN 149 CADETS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES CADET CORPS WILL RECEIVE SILVER AND BRONZE AWARDS OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME AT A PRESENTATION CEREMONY ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) AT 8 P.M. AT THE C.A.S. KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE.

ELEVEN RECIPIENTS WILL RECEIVE THE SILVER AWARD AND 139 OTHERS WILL RECEIVE THE BRONZE.

THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BE OFFICIATED BY THE CADET COMMANDANT, MR. NORMAN LEUNG AND HIS THREE ASSISTANTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE AWARD PRESENTATION CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 8 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 15 AT THE CIVIL AID SERVICES KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE, 294 ARGYLE STREET

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1978

CONTENTS

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DRUG PROBLEM IN HONG KONG IS CONTAINED ................. 1

T<IO MORE INDUSTRIAL SITES FOR SALE AT SHA TIN ......... 3

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS FOR JUNE ........................... 4

FURTHER STUDY OF PROPOSED LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM ............ 4

HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURAL AND ARTS COMPETITIONS ......... 5

HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT FOR MARINE DEPARTMENT .............. 5

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURE ............................... 5

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1978

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DRUG PROBLEM IN HONG KONG IS CONTAINED

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A NEW COMPUTER RESEARCH PROGRAMME INDICATES THAT THE SPREAD OF NARCOTIC ADDICTION IN HONG KONG HAS BEEN EFFECTIVELY CURTAILED.

THIS OBSERVATION WAS MADE IN THE FIRST ANALYSIS REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT’S RE-ORGANISED AND COMPUTERISED CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ADDICTS.

DETAILS OF THE REPORT WERE PUBLISHED TODAY (THURSDAY) AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDED BY MR. E.l. LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, AND DR. ROBERT NEWMAN AND MR. BENT WERBELL, CONSULTANTS FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST IN THE RE-ORGANISATION AND OPERATION OF THE REGISTRY.

THE REPORT COVERS A 22-MONTH PERIOD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 1976 AND JUNE 30, 1978, DURING WHICH REPORTS ON 26,429 INDIVIDUAL ADDICTS WERE RECEIVED FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT AND NON-GOVERNMENT AGENCIES ENGAGED EITHER IN ANTI-DRUG LAW ENFORCEMENT OR TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION WORK. A TOTAL OF 58,873 REPORTS WERE RECEIVED ON THESE ADDICTS, HALF OF WHOM WERE REPORTED ONLY ONCE, WITH THE OTHER HALF BEING REPORTED TWICE OR MORE.

OF THE 26,429 INDIVIDUALS, ONLY THREE PER CENT WERE AGED 19 OR UNDER.

THE REPORT SAYS THIS EXTREMELY SMALL PROPORTION OF TEENAGERS STRONGLY SUGGESTS THAT THE PROBLEM OF NARCOTIC ADDICTION IN HONG KONG IS NOT ON THE INCREASE.

THE REASON, IT SAYS, IS THAT REPORTS FROM COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD ARE CONSISTENT IN FINDING THAT AN INCREASE IN INCIDENCE OF ADDICTION OCCURS OVERWHELMINGLY AMONG THE YOUNGER MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY- +THERE IS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT IN HONG KONG THE SITUATION WOULD BE DIFFERENT.+

OF THE REMAINING 97 PER CENT, THE LARGEST PROPORTION (32 PER CENT) APPEARED IN THE 20 - 29 AGE GROUP AND THE OTHER 65 PER CENT WERE DISTRIBUTED QUITE EVENLY ABOVE THE AGE OF 30.

ANOTHER ENCOURAGING INDICATION QUOTED IN THE REPORT IS THAT THERE HAS BEEN A DOWNWARD TREND IN THE NUMBER OF ADDICTS WHO ARE REPORTED TO THE REGISTRY FOR THE FIRST TIME. BY THE END OF THE 22-MONTH PERIOD OF ANALYSIS, NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF ALL THE REPORTED INDIVIDUALS WERE ALREADY KNOWN TO THE REGISTRY.

THE REPORT NOTES, HOWEVER, THAT ALTHOUGH WOMEN ADDICTS ACCOUNTED FOR ONLY FOUR PER CENT OF THE 26,429 INDIVIDUALS, THIS IS AN INCREASE WHEN COMPARED WITH ONLY 1.4 PER CENT AS REPORTED BY THE +OLD+ REGISTRY FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN APRIL 1972 AND MARCH 1974.

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ANOTHER FINDING BY THE COMPUTERISED REGISTRY WHICH IS OF CONCERN TO ANTI-DRUG WORKERS IS A MARKED INCREASE IN THE USE OF THE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS METHOD OF INJECTION BY THE ADDICTS TO TAKE HEROIN. ABOUT 32 PER CENT OF THEM USED THIS METHOD, COMPARED WITH ONLY ABOUT 14 PER CENT DURING THE 1972-74 PERIOD, OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE THIS METHOD REDUCES THE WASTAGE OF THEIR EXPENSIVE SUPPLIES WHICH OCCURS IF EITHER THE SMOKING OR FUME INHALING METHODS ARE USED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SAID THE INJECTION METHOD IS DANGEROUS BECAUSE THE ADDICTS MAY CONTRACT DISEASES SUCH AS HEPATITIS BY USING DIRTY SYRINGES OR SUFFER OTHER PHYSICAL DAMAGE DUE TO THE IMPURITIES IN +NO. 3 HEROIN.+

AS TO THE TYPES OF DRUGS USED BY ADDICTS, THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ADDICTS REPORT STATES THAT 83 PER CENT OF THE ADDICTS USED HEROIN, 12 PER CENT USED OPIUM AND THE REMAINING FIVE PER CENT USED DRUGS SUCH AS MORPHINE, AMPHETAMINES, BARBITURATES AND METHADONE.

AS FAR AS GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION IS CONCERNED, IT IS REPORTED THAT THE ADDICT PATTERN IS QUITE SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE GENERAL POPULATION’ 22 PER CENT LIVED ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 24 PER CENT IN KOWLOON, 36 PER CENT IN NEW KOWLOON, 17 PER CENT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND ON OUTLYING ISLANDS, AND 0.2 PER CENT IN MARINE AREAS.

COMMENTING ON THIS INITIAL FINDINGS OF THE REGISTRY, THE NARCOTICS DIVISION SPOKESMAN SAID THE POTENTIAL RESOURCE WHICH THE REGISTRY REPRESENTS IS JUST BEGINNING TO BE TAPPED.

+ADDITIONAL VALUABLE INFORMATION WILL BE OBTAINED AND ANALYSED AS TIME GOES ON, THUS PERMITTING A CONSIDERABLY GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DRUG ADDICTION PROBLEM IN HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CAPABILITIES OF THE REGISTRY, HE SAID, IS THE ANALYSIS OF REPORTING HISTORY OF ADDICTS SUBSEQUENT TO A REPORT FROM SPECIFIC AGENCIES. THUS, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO FIND OUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A PARTICULAR TREATMENT PROGRAMME BY MEASURING, FOR EXAMPLE, HOW MANY DISCHARGED ADDICTS ARE SUBSEQUENTLY REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN RE-ARRESTED BY THE POLICE AFTER RELAPSE TO ILLICIT DRUGS.

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TWO MORE INDUSTRIAL SITES FOR SALE AT SHA TIN ******

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO SELL BY TENDER TWO MORE SITES IN THE EXPANDING INDUSTRIAL AREA IN SHA TIN TO HOLDERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

THE SENIOR ESTATE SURVEYOR OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, MR. ROGER THOMPSON, TODAY SAID: +THESE ARE VERY GOOD SITES SITUATED AT TAI WAI AND ARE CLOSE TO THE BUS AND RAILWAY EXCHANGE IN THE AREA. 9

+THE LOTS HAVE GOOD ROAD ACCESS TO KOWLOON BY WAY OF THE SHA TIN TRUNK ROAD, AND ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR A NUMBER OF PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDINGS AND A VARIETY OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.+

HE ADDED THAT THE SITES SEEMED TO BE ATTRACTIVE TO ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY.

MR. THOMPSON SAID THAT AN ADJACENT INDUSTRIAL SITE MEASURING 3,782 SQUARE METRES HAD FETCHED A RECORD PRICE OF $20 MILLION FOR THE AREA AT A GOVERNMENT AUCTION IN JUNE THIS YEAR.

THE FIRST SITE FOR TENDER HAS AN AREA OF 2,643 SQUARE METRES AND CARRIES A BUILDING COVENANT OF $2,850,000 TO BE FULFILLED WITHIN 30 MONTHS FROM JANUARY 1 NEXT YEAR.

THE SECOND SITE HAS AN AREA OF 2,273 SQUARE METRES AND CARRIES A BUILDING COVENANT OF $2,450,000 TO EE FULFILLED IN THE SAME PERIOD.

THE TWO SITES ARE BASICALLY RESTRICTED TO SIX OR SEVEN STOREY BUILDINGS.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE TWO LOTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES BY NOON ON OCTOBER 6 THIS YEAR, AND SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE APPLICATION BOX IN THE RECEPTION LOBBY OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, 5TH FLOOR, HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, KOWLOON.

APPLICATION FORMS, ALONG WITH NOTICE AND CONDITIONS OF GRANT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND THE PLAN INSPECTED AT THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION OR THE SEVEN DISTRICT OFFICES.

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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS FOR JUNE

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THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE, 1978 SHO* A DEFICIT OF $77.4 MILLION COMPARED WITH A DEFICIT OF $179.2 MILLION IN JUNE LAST YEAR. THIS HAS BROUGHT THE ACCUMULATED SURPLUS TO $370.7 MILLION FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, COMPARED WITH AN ACCUMULATED SURPLUS OF $24.7 MILLION FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

TOTAL EXPENDITURE, AT $794.6 MILLION, WAS $171.2 MILLION MORE THAN IN JUNE, 1977.

TOTAL REVENUE AND RECEIPTS, AT $717.2 MILLION, WERE $273 MILLION MORE THAN FOR THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

FURTHER STUDY OF PROPOSED LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM * * * *

AN AGREEMENT FOR A FURTHER STUDY OF A PROPOSAL FOR A LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM ALONG HONG KONG ISLAND’S COASTAL STRIP WILL BE SIGNED TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 10 A.M. IN THE G.I.S. THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL.

SIGNING ON BEHALF OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WILL BE MR. NICKY CHAN, ACTING DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT, AND ON BEHALF OF THE CONSULTANTS, MARTIN AND VOORHEES ASSOCIATES. MR. BRIAN MARTIN.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE CEREMONY.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURAL AND ARTS COMPETITIONS * * * * *

THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURAL AND ARTS COMPETITIONS WILL ANNOUNCE THE DETAILS OF THIS YEAR’S COMPETITIONS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3 P.M. TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT THE HONG KONG ROOM OF THE HILTON HOTEL.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR. MICHAEL LEUNG MAN-KIN THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MRS. KATHERINE FOK, ALONG WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE COMPETITIONS, MR. SHUM CHOI-SANG WILL CHAIR THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENT FOR MARINE DEPARTMENT

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THE MARINE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE PORT COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE, THE SMALL CRAFT LICENSING OFFICE AND THE OFFICE FOR THE MACAU FERRY WHARF UNIT WILL REMAIN OPEN ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 18), WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

ON THAT DAY THE SMALL CRAFT LICENSING OFFICE WILL OPERATE FROM 9 A.M. TO 11 A.M., AND THE MACAU FEERY WHARF UNIT FROM 7.30 A.M. TO 1.30 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE PORT COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE WILL OPERATE ROUND THE CLOCK.

THE FOUR PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREAS ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN WAN CHAI, YAU MA TEI, KWUN TONG AND TSUEN WAN WILL ALSO REMAIN OPEN ON THAT DAY.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE SECTION OF NAM CHEONG STREET BETWEEN CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD AND FUK WA STREET HAS BEEN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 4 P.M. TODAY (THURSDAY) TO FACILITATE EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO THE UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC CABLES.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, WHICH WILL LAST FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK, BUS ROUTE NOS. 2E AND 204 NORTHBOUND ARE RE-ROUTED FROM NAM CHEONG STREET JUNCTION OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD TO OPERATE VIA CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, WONG CHUK STREET, TAI PO ROAD TO REJOIN NAM CHEONG STREET.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS HAVE BEEN SET UP TO GUIDE MOTOR I STS.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1978

contents page NO.

LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM STUDY ORDERED ........................... 1

OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR SHAU KEI WAN....................... 2

RECLAMATION IN CASTLE PEAK BAY............................. 3

ADDITIONAL BUSES FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL .................  4

BRAY PRAISES WORK OF CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN LONDON ......................................; £

70 YOUNG MEN GRADUATE FROM GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME ........................................... 7

STREET CLOSURE FOR MTR EXTENSION WORK ..................... 8

REVISION OF PILOTAGE FEES ................................. 9

SEAMEN SERVICE RECORD BOOK MAY BE WITHHELD UNDER

AMENDED REGULATIONS ..................................... 10

ANTI-NARCOTICES CAMPAIGN IN TAI PO...................... 10

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ROAD SAFETY DAY IN KOWLOON PARK .......................... H

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LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM STUDY ORDERED * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED A FURTHER STUDY OF A PROPOSAL TO LINK BOTH ENDS OF HONG KONG ISLAND, FROM KENNEDY TOWN TO CHAI WAN, WITH A LIGHT RAILWAY SYSTEM.

AN AGREEMENT FOR THE STUDY WAS SIGNED TODAY BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, MR. NICKY CHAN, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF MARTIN AND VOORHEES ASSOCIATES, MR. BRIAN MARTIN.

THE $8.5 MILLION STUDY WILL CONCERN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A +SEGREGATED RIGHT-OF-WAY+ FOR LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES AND ASSOCIATED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES WHICH INCLUDE THE NEEDS OF THE PEDESTRIAN.

THE CONSULTANTS WILL ALSO PREPARE PRELIMINARY DESIGNS AND DRAWINGS FOR THE SEGREGATION OF THE LIGHT RAIL VEHICLES, FLYOVERS ACROSS THE CORRIDOR, PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGES AND SUBWAYS.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY FORMALLY INVITED THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION TO ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT (L.R.T.) STRATEGY, WITH A VIEW TO THE CORPORATION TAKING ON THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF THE SYSTEM IF IT IS DECIDED TO PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION.

AS A RESULT, THE CORPORATION WILL BE CARRYING OUT A REVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL ASPECT OF THE L.R.T. SYSTEM ALONG WITH THE TUNNELLING AND ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND OPERATIONAL ASPECTS.

CLOSE LIAISON BETWEEN THE TWO STUDIES WILL BE NECESSARY FOR THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE L.R.T. SYSTEM. THESE STUDIES ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT ONE YEAR TO COMPLETE.

THE 1976 REPORT ON THE COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY POINTED OUT THAT THE ISLAND CORRIDOR, STRETCHING FROM CHAI WAN IN THE EAST TO KENNEDY TOWN IN THE WEST, REPRESENTED ONE OF THE MOST COMPLEX AND DIFFICULT TRANSPORT SITUATIONS IN HONG KONG, AND OUTLINED THE GENERAL APPROACH REQUIRED TO ANALYSE THE PROBLEMS IN THE CORRIDOR.

AS A FOLLOW-UP TO THE RECOMMENDATION IN THE COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY, THE GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONED LAST YEAR A DETAILED TRANSPORT STUDY OF THE CORRIDOR. THIS STUDY, COMPLETED IN FEBRUARY 1978, RECOMMENDED THE INTRODUCTION OF A LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM TO BE DEVELOPED SYSTEMATICALLY IN STAGES FROM THE EXISTING TRAMWAY WITH A VIEW TO EVENTUAL DEVELOPMENT INTO A MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY ISLAND LINE.

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OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR SHAU KEI WAN

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A DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN SHOWING THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF SHAU KEI WAN WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION AND COMMENT.

THE AREA COVERED BY THE PLAN IS ABOUT 143 HECTARES AND RUNS FROM SAI WAN HO IN THE WEST TO A KUNG NGAM IN THE EAST, INCLUDING RECENT RECLAMATION AT ALDRICH BAY.

THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY EXTENDS TO THE HILLSIDES OF HOLY CROSS PATH, FU TAU WAT AKD TSIN SHU I MA TAU VILLAGES.

THE PLAN’S OBJECTIVES ARE:-

* TO PROVIDE A STATUTORY LAND USE PATTERN AND MAJOR ROAD FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH THE USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF LAND MAY BE LEGALLY CONTROLLED,

* TO PROVIDE MORE LAND FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES, SUCH AS ' OPEN SPACE AND GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY USES. THIS SHOULD LEAD TO A GENERAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT IN SHAU KEI WAN.

* TO INTEGRATE, AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, THE VARIOUS MAJOR PROPOSALS WHICH ARE LIKELY TO BE CARRIED OUT IN THE AREA.

* TO ILLUSTRATE THE BROAD PRINCIPLES OF DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE PLANNING AREA AND TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR MORE DETAILED PLANNING. IT IS A SMALL SCALE PLAN AND THE ROAD ALIGNMENTS AND BOUNDARIES BETWEEN ZONES MAY BE SUBJECT TO MINOR ALTERATION WHEN DETAILED PLANNING PROCEEDS.

THE LAND USE ZONING OF THE DRAFT PLAN PROPOSES THAT 6.42 HECTARES BE SET ASIDE FOR RESIDENTIAL USE= 9.41 FOR COMMERCIAL/ RESIDENTIAL” 14.84 FOR GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY USES-4.64 FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES” 7.39 FOR OPEN SPACE= 72.76 FOR GREEN BELT AND 1.13 FOR OTHER SPECIFIED USES, SUCH AS A PROPOSED TRAN DEPOT AND A CARGO HANDLING AREA.

ADDITIONAL PROPOSALS INCLUDE EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ROAD NETWORK AND OTHER TRANSPORT FACILITIES SUCH AS THE BUS AND FERRY SERVICES AND PROVISION FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY TO CHAI WAN.

SERVICE RESERVOIRS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CONSTRUCTED AND A SaLT WATER PUMPING STATION IS PLANNED TO SERVE THE AREA.

A SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT IS PROPOSED AT A KUNG NGAM AND THE EFFLUENT WILL BE TAKEN BY SUBMARINE OUTFALL TO A POINT SUFFICIENTLY FAR OUT FROM THE SHORE TO AVOID POLLUTION OF THE TYPHOON ANCHORAGE AND SHORELINE.

NO DIFFICULTY IS ENVISAGED IN MEETING THE FUTURE REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICES AND PUBLIC UTILITIES OF AN ANTICIPATED POPULATION OF SOME 126,000 BY 1996.

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RECLAMATION IN CASTLE PEAK BAY

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THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS TO RECLAIM MORE THAN NINE HECTARES OF LAND IN THE CENTRAL PART OF CASTLE PEAK BAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAJOR ROAD JUNCTION TO MAINTAIN A FREE TRAFFIC FLOW IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK WHICH ALSO INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 665-METRE-LONG RIVER TRAINING WALL TO THE WEST OF THE RECLAMATION WILL EE INVITED SHORTLY BY P.W.D.

MR. K.K. TANG, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, SAID WORK WOULD BEGIN IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

+ON COMPLETION, PART OF THE LAND WILL BE USED FOR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY PURPOSES,+ HE SAID.

♦THE POSSIBILITY OF BUILDING A SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX IN THIS AREA IS BEING ACTIVELY INVESTIGATED.+

ALL THESE FACILITIES, MR. TANG SAID WOULD EE READY IN TIME TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE POPULATION OF THE NEW TOWN WHICH IS EXPECTED TO GROW TO 200,000 EY 1982.

THE SOIL REQUIRED TO FORM THE LAND WILL BE OBTAINED FROM SIU LAM AND THE EXCAVATION OF SOIL WILL EE CARRIED OUT IN SUCH A WAY AS TO PROVIDE A PLATFORM OF LAND SUITABLE FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE WORK IS PART OF THE OVERALL TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

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ADDITIONAL BUSES FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

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THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY WILL BE LAYING ON EXTRA BUS SERVICES TO THE PEAK AND OTHER POPULAR AREAS FREQUENTED BY THE PUBLIC DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) EVENING, EXTRA TRIPS WILL EE OPERATED ON C.M.E. ROUTE NO. 15 FROM CENTRAL TO THE PEAK.

FROM 7 P.M. ON SUNDAY, ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED ON C.M.B. ROUTES 15 FROM CENTRAL TO THE PEAK, ROUTE 15-B FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO THE PEAK, AND ROUTE 41 BETWEEN NORTH POINT, OCEAN PARK AND WAH FU.

AT THE SAME TIME, A SPECIAL SERVICE 15A WILL BE OPERATED BETWEEN NORTH POINT FERRY AND THE PEAK TO RELIEVE CONGESTION.

THE PEAK TRAMWAYS COMPANY WILL BE OPERATING A SPECIAL FAST SERVICE ON SUNDAY. THE COMPANY WILL ALSO BE EXTENDING THE HOURS OF THEIR SERVICE UNTIL 2.30 A.M. THE FOLLOWING DAY.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, HEAVY CONGESTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE EVENINGS OF THE FESTIVAL DAYS, AND MOTORISTS SHOULD PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS:-

CASTLE PEAK ROAD

PARKING WILL BE PROHIBITED IN THE PASSING BAYS OF THE BEACH AREA BETWEEN 10 AND 12 MILESTONE CASTLE PEAK ROAD. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE THE CAR PARK AT TING KAU FOR PARKING PURPOSES.

TUEN MUN ROAD

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THE TUEN MUN ROAD IS A CLEARWAY’ NO VEHICLE IS PERMITTED TO STOP AND THERE ARE NO PARKING FACILITIES ALONG THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE ROAD.

TAI PO ROAD

TRAFFIC IS EXPECTED TO EE HEAVY ALONG TAI PO ROAD. MOTORISTS HEADING FOR OTHER PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE ADVISED TO USE THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND ROUTE TWI SK. _______ _ __ _ __

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SHING MUN ROAD

A SECTION OF SHING MUN ROAD FROM THE PINE APPLE DAM TO THE JUNCTION OF A SIDE ROAD LEADING TO LO WAI VILLAGE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FROM 6 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 17. THE CLOSURE MAY ALSO BE APPLICABLE ON THE FOLLOWING DAY IF THE TRAFFIC SITUATION SO REQUIRES.

TSING Yl BRIDGE

MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED THAT TSING Yl BRIDGE IS A CLEARWAY FOR ALL VEHICLES AND NO STOPPING ON THE BRIDGE IS ALLOWED.

TAI MO SHAN ROAD

TAI MO SHAN ROAD FROM THE LOWER CAR PARK TO THE R.A.F. BARRIER WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC FROM 6 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 17. THE CLOSURE MAY ALSO BE NECESSARY ON THE FOLLOWING DAY IF THE TRAFFIC SITUATION SO REQUIRES. ACCESS TO THE LOWER CAR PARK WILL BE REGULATED BY TRAFFIC POLICE AT TAI MO SHAN ROAD JUNCTION WITH ROUTE TWISK.

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BRAY PRAISES WORK OF CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN LONDON ******

THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, MR. DENIS BRAY, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CONGRATULATED THE CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN U.K. ON SETTING UP A CHINESE TUTORIAL SCHOOL IN LONDON WITH AN ENROLMENT OF 600 CHILDREN.

SPEAKING AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE 11TH TERM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CHAMBER AT THE CHINA TOWN RESTAURANT, LONDON, MR. BRAY SAID: +YOUR CHAMBER’S MAIN PROJECT DURING THE LAST TWO YEARS HAD BEEN TO FIND MORE SPACIOUS PREMISES TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR VERY SUCCESSFUL CHINESE TUTORIAL SCHOOL.

+1 AM VERY PLEASED INDEED TO HEAR THAT THE FREEHOLD OF THE BUILDING IN FRITH STREET HAS BEEN PURCHASED, THE SCHOOL HAS MOVED INTO THESE PREMISES AND THAT THE ENROLMENT HAS NOW EXCEEDED 630.+

MR. BRAY SAID THIS SUCCESS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED THROUGH THE CONCERTED EFFORTS AND DEVOTION OF THE MEMBERS, THE TEACHERS, THE PARENTS AND THE CHINESE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

+THE CONTINUATION OF SUCH EFFORTS AND DEVOTION WILL, I AM CERTAIN, SEE YOU THROUGH THE NEXT STAGE OF YOUR WORK IN RAISING ENOUGH FUNDS FOR THE RENOVATION AND DECORATION OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING,+ HE SAID.

MR. BRAY ADDED THAT THE MAJORITY OF MEMBERS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM HAVE COME FROM HONG KONG AND LIVED HERE FOR SOME 20 YEARS.

+THE INITIAL PERIOD OF SETTLING IN YOUR WORK, ESTABLISHING YOUR BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES HERE HAS PASSED. I WOULD SUGGEST THAT THE TIME HAS COME FOR YOU TO LOOK BEYOND THE CONFINES OF YOUR OWN COMMUNITY AND LIVE A FULLER LIFE AS A CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY.

+AS A DEVELOPED COUNTRY AND A WELFARE STATE, THE UNITED KINGDOM HAS ALL SORTS OF FACILITIES AND RESOURCES FOR ONE AND ALL TO ENJOY AND MAKE USE OF.

+IN RECENT YEARS, THERE ARE ALSO SPECIAL AUTHORITIES SET UP BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY TO ASSIST MINORITY GROUPS WITH THEIR PARTICULAR NEEDS.

+1 UNDERSTAND THAT VARIOUS GROUPS IN THE CHINESE COMMUNITY UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY ARE IN TOUCH WITH THE AUTHORITIES AND ARE IN THE COURSE OF ESTABLISHING WELFARE CENTRES FOR THE CHINESE. WHAT I AM SUGGESTING HERE IS THAT THE GOOD-WILL AND THE RESOURCES ARE THERE WAITING FOR YOU TO TAP THEM,+ HE SAID.

MR. CHEUNG KAM-CHUEN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE 11TH TERM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE CHINESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE OTHER NEW OFFICERS ARE MR. NG SHIU-CHO, FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT, AND MR. LEUNG TING-BUN, MR. CHEUNG HOK-SHING, AND MR. FU KEI-CHUN, VICE-PRESIDENTS.

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79 YOUNG MEN GRADUATE FROM GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME ******

TWO YOUNG MEN TODAY WERE AWARDED TROPHIES FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN THE GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME.

THEY ARE CHENG KIN-MING, 18, WHO WAS AWARDED THE ’LAISHLEY CUP’ FOR THE BEST CRAFT APPRENTICE AND TSANG HING-LOK, 23, WHO WAS AWARDED THE ’BROWN CUP’ FOR THE BEST TECHNICAL APPRENTICE.

MR. CHENG, WHO STUDIED AT THE HEBRON ENGLISH MIDDLE SCHOOL, KOWLOON, BEFORE JOINING THE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME, COMES FROM A TAILORING FAMILY. HE HAS FOUR BROTHERS AND A SISTER. HE WILL BE WORKING IN THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

MR. TSANG, WHO STUDIED AT THE TANG KING PO TECHNICAL SCHOOL, KOWLOON HAS TWO BROTHERS AND A SISTER. HE ALSO COMES FROM A TAILORING BACKGROUND. HE WILL EE JOINING THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY AND AT THE SAME TIME PURSUE HIS STUDIES AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

THE PRESENTATIONS WERE MADE AT THE GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE.

A TOTAL OF 70 APPRENTICES GRADUATED. OF THESE 53 WERE CRAFT APPRENTICES AND 17 WERE TECHNICAL APPRENTICES.

THEY WERE PRESENTED WITH GRADUATION CERTIFICATES BY UNOFFICIAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR. ALEX WU.

SPEAKING AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY MR. WU COMMENDED THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT FOR ITS EFFORTS IN PROVIDING YOUNG MEN WITH CRAFT AND TECHNICAL SKILL OF A SIGNIFICANTLY HIGH STANDARD AND IN SETTING A LEAD FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO FOLLOW.

+THE OBJECT OF SO DOING IS NOT ONLY TO PROVIDE TRAINED CRAFTSMEN AND TECHNICIANS FOR THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE BUT ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO HONG KONG’S POOL OF TECHNICAL AND SKILLED MANPOWER*. HE SAID.

+IN ORDER FOR HONG KONG TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE IN THE WORLD MARKET AND TO SURVIVE, IT IS NECESSARY THAT WE CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF OUR PRODUCTS, INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND GENERALLY RAISE OUR SERVICE AND STANDARDS WHILST KEEPING OUR MANUFACTURING COSTS DOWN.

♦THIS IMPLIES THAT WE MUST IMPROVE EXISTING MANUFACTURING AND QUALITY CONTROL TECHNIQUES, LEARN NEW ONES IN ORDER TO PRODUCE PRODUCTS OF MORE SOPHISTICATED DESIGN AND TECHNICAL CONTENT.

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+THIS IN TURN DEMANDS INVESTMENT NOT ONLY IN UP-TO-DATE CAPITAL MACHINERY BUT ALSO IN TRAINING OF MANPOWER CAPABLE OF OPERATING, SERVICING AND MAINTAINING THEM.

+MOREOVER, HIGHLY TRAINED TECHNICIANS ARE NEEDED TO COMPLEMENT THE IDEAS ORIGINATING FROM ENGINEERS AND DESIGNERS, AND CRAFTSMEN TO MAKE THE PRODUCTS TO THE FINISH AND TOLERANCE REQUIRED. THIS IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF APPRENTICE TRAINING TODAY+, MR. WU ADDED.

THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME FOR TECHNICIANS AND CRAFTSMEN WAS STARTED IN 1969. SINCE THEN SOME 500 APPRENTICES HAVE GRADUATED, MANY OF WHOM ARE NOW HOLDING JOBS AS WORKS SUPERVISORS OR INSPECTORS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE AND SIMILAR POSITIONS IN THE PRIVATE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR.

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STREET CLOSURES FOR MTR EXTENSION WORK

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IN PREPARATION FOR THE COMMENCEMENT OF WORK ON THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY EXTENSION AND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PART OF THE TSUEN WAN DEPOT, A NOTICE IS PUBLISHED TODAY IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE GIVING DETAILS OF THE STREETS TO BE AFFECTED.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF LANES, FOOTWAYS AND PASSAGES WHICH WILL REQUIRE PERMANENT CLOSURE WITHIN THE AREA GAZETTED TO ENABLE THE M.T.R. WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT. WORK WILL BEGIN NEXT MONTH AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 1982. ALTERNATIVE ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE DURING CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT BUT PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO ADJACENT AREAS WILL BE MAINTAINED.

PLANS SHOWING THE AREAS AFFECTED BY THE PROJECT MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, FU WAH CENTRE, 310 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN= CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KONG= THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, DURING OFFICE HOURS.

THE GAZETTE NOTICE STATES THAT ANY PERSON MAKING A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION MUST SEND HIS CLAIM IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS. THE CLAIMS MUST REACH THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF CLOSURE OF THE STREET OR FROM THE COMPLETION OF THE SUBSTANTIAL ALTERATION WHICH IS ALLEGED TO HAVE CAUSED PECUNIARY LOSS OR DAMAGE.

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REVISION CF PILOTAGE FEES * X X * *

PILOTAGE DUES WHICH HAVE REMAINED UNCHANGED OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS ARE TO BE REVISED TO COVER THE INCREASES IN THE COST OF PILOTAGE SERVICE SINCE THE LAST REVIEW.

THE REVISIONS WERE LISTED IN THE PILOTAGE (DUES) ORDER 1978 PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY WILL COME INTO OPERATION ON SEPTEMBER 24.

(AMENDMENT) (FRIDAY) AND

ACCORDING TO THE NEW FEE SCHEDULE, PILOTAGE DUES FOR PILOTING A SHIP OF OVER 950 FEET IN LENGTH TO OR FROM BUOY OR ANCHORAGE WITHIN HARBOUR LIMITS WILL EE RAISED FROM $877 TO $1,026 WHILE CHARGES FOR PILOTAGE TO WHARF FROM BUOY OR ANCHORAGE OR VICE VERSA OR FROM WHARF TO WHARF WILL BE INCREASED FROM $998 TO $1,168.

REGARDING PILOTAGE OF SHIPS INTO AND OUT OF THE HARBOUR SHIPS REEDING 950 FEET WILL BE CHARGED $1,978 FOR A TRIP TO OR FROM ^rC^0RxGE AND T0 0R FR0W WHARF, AGAINST THE PRESENT

CHARGES OF $1,691 AND $2,013 RESPECTIVELY.

ncn AG FOR MOVEMENT OUTSIDE THE HARBOUR LIMITS, SHIPS EXCEEDING docccktT N LENGTH W,LL be CHARGED $1,642 INSTEAD OF $1,403 AS AT rR ESENT.

R,L°TAGE DUES F0R OTHER SMALLER VESSELS ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE NEW SCHEDULE OF THE AMENDED ORDER.

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SEAMEN SERVICE RECORD BOOK MAY BE WITHHELD UNDER AMENDED REGULATIONS ******

THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SEAMEN’S RECRUITING OFFICE IS GIVEN THE AUTHORITY TO RETAIN THE SERVICE RECORD BOOK OF ANY SEAMAN INVOLVED IN A DISCIPLINARY INQUIRY.

AN AMENDMENT TO THIS EFFECT HAS BEEN MADE TO THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (RECRUITING OF SEAMEN) (SERVICE RECORD BOOKS) REGULATIONS AND IS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY)

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MARINE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE AMENDMENT ENABLES THE SUPERINTENDENT TO STOP ANY SEAMAN, WHILE A DISCIPLINARY INQUIRY ABOUT HIM IS PENDING, FROM GOING A SEA BY SERVING A NOTICE ON THE SEAMAN REQUIRING HIM TO SURRENDER HIS SERVICE RECORD BOOK.

A SERVICE RECORD BOOK SO SURRENDERED CAN BE RETAINED BY TnE SUPERINTENDENT FOR A PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS AND, THEREAFTER, FOR A FURTHER PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS, SUBJECT TO A RIGHT OF APPEAL BY THE HOLDER TO THE GOVERNOR.

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ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED IN TAI PO ******

A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT 11 A.M. TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE HEUNG YEE KUK HEADQUARTERS TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCHING OF AN INTENSIVE ANTI-NARCOTICS PUBLICITY AND EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO BE HELD IN TAI PO, THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE WILL BE MR. LIU YUN-SUM, CHAIRMAN

OF THE TAI PO SIX DISTRICTS ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE^ CHAIRMAN OF THREE AREA COMMITTEES OF THE CAMPA I GN- AND MR. CAN ICE MAK, ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS.

THE TAI PO CAMPAIGN IS THE FIRST OF THREE DISTRICT-LEVEL ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGNS WHICH WILL PEAK THE GOVERNMENT’S ANTINARCOTICS PUBLICITY AND PREVENTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR 1978/79.

THE OTHER TWO CAMPAIGNS WILL BE HELD CONSECUTIVELY IN THE SOUTH DISTRICT OF HONG KONG ISLAND AND WONG TAI SIN, KOWLOON.

THE THREE DISTRICTS HAVE A COMBINED POPULATION OF ABOUT ONE MILLION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND YOUR REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS TO ATTEND THE QRESS CONFERENCE TO EE HELD AT 11 A.M. TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE HEUNG YEE KUK HEADQUARTERS, 47 CUMBERLAND ROAL, KOWLOON TONG.

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ROAD SAFETY COMBINES FESTIVAL FUN * * * * *

A ROAD SAFETY DAY WILL BE HELD AT KOWLOON PARK FOOTBALL PITCH ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 17)'TO GIVE FAMILIES ADDITIONAL FUN DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE ROAD SAFETY DAY HELD AS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN, WILL KICK-OFF AT 2 P.M. WITH A SPECTACULAR LION DANCE.

TWO PUPPET SHOWS DEMONSTRATING THE SAFE WAY TO CYCLING OR SKATEBOARDING SHOULD PROVE POPULAR WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND HELP TO DRIVE HOME THE ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY WILL BE A TRICYLE COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN UNDER EIGHT YEARS AND IS DESIGNED TO TEST THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND ZEBRA CROSSINGS. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO WINNERS.

OTHER PROGRAMMES WILL INCLUDE AN EXCITING SKATEBOARD DEMONSTRATION, SINGING, ACROBATIC DISPLAYS AND FIRST-AID DRILL.

FURTHERMORE A ROAD SAFETY BUS ON WHICH ROAD SAFETY GAMES CAN Bt PLAYED WILL BE PARKED NEAR THE FOOTBALL PITCH.

BEFORE THE SHOW ENDS AT 5 P.M., A LUCKY DRAW WILL BE HELD.

THE EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE SHU I HING CO., LTD., IN CONJUNCTION WITH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE ROAD SAFETY DAY TO BE HELD AT KOWLOON PARK FOOTBALL PITCH ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) FROM 2 P.M. TO 5 P.M.

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HOLIDAY POSiAL ARRANGEMENT

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nr, ,,JPE P0ST 0FF ,CE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THERE DELIVcRY OF MAIL ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) WHICH

WILL BE ONE

IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

32 P0ST OFFICES INCLUDING THE

ON THc ISLAND, THE KOWLOON CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA

£°?L0FHCE IN the neJ terTr!?opjes

BUSINESS FROM 9 A.M. TO NOON.

GENERAL POST OFFICE TSUI POST OFFICES WILL BE OPEN FOR

ALL OTHER POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON THAT DAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CAR REGISTRATION AND LICENSING TO GO COMPUTER ................ 1

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN IN TAI PO ................................. 2

DRUG SEIZURES BY CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE .................. 3

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ARRIVES TOMORROW .......................... 4

FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO ATTEND FINANCE MINISTERS MEETING .... 5

WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES AT PIK UK TO BE IMPROVED ............. 5

PROPOSAL TO BUILD PIER IN SAI KUNG ........................... 6

REGISTRATION SUB-OFFICE IN TAI PO .......................... 6

FIRING PRACTICE .............................................. 7

INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT MAIL OFFICE MOVES TO NEW PREMISES ..................................................... 7


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1^78

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CAR REGISTRATION AND LICENSING TO GO COMPUTER

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL EXTEND ITS COMPUTER SYSTEM NEXT YEAR TO INCLUDE VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING.

THE NEW PROGRAMME, WHICH IS AIMED AT PROVIDING MORE EFFICIENT SERVICES TO MOTORISTS, WILL ENABLE THE DEPARTMENT’S LICENSING SECTION TO HANDLE THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHIN MINUTES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THE NEW PROGRAMME WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THE EXISTING PROCESS OF ISSUING PROVISIONAL DRIVING LICENCES AND THE RENEWAL OF DRIVING LICENCES.

HE SAID THAT THE TRANSFER OF ALL VEHICLE RECORDS INTO THE COMPUTER WILL COMMENCE TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR AND THE NEWLY PROGRAMMED SYSTEM IS BEING DEVELOPED.

+HOPEFULLY,+ HE SAID, +AN ’ON-LINE’ ISSUING SYSTEM FOR THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF MOTOR VEHICLES CAN COME INTO OPERATION IN MID-1979.+

INITIALLY, THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED, ABOUT 20 TO 25 ’ON-LINE’ TERMINALS WILL BE INSTALLED AT BOTH THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICES. THESE TERMINALS WILL BE CONNECTED TO THE ICL 2970 MASTER COMPUTER AT THE GOVERNMENT’S DATA PROCESSING DIVISION.

INFORMATION CONCERNING A CAR OWNER, AS WELL AS OTHER PARTICULARS ABOUT HIS VEHICLE SUCH AS REGISTRATION AND ENGINE NUMBERS, TYPE AND COLOUR WILL EE COMPUTERISED AND MADE AVAILABLE AT THE LICENSING COUNTER INSTANTLY. DURING CAR LICENSING PROCESS, THE INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY AN APPLICANT WILL BE CHECKED BY THE COMPUTER, WHICH IS ALSO PROGRAMMED TO REVEAL UNPAID FIXED PENALTY FINES OF THE CAR OWNER, IF THERE IS ANY.

+IF THE RECORD IS CLEAN, A VEHICLE LICENCE WILL BE ISSUED IN A MATTER OF MINUTES,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ANOTHER ADVANTAGE OF THE COMPUTERISED SYSTEM IS THAT RECORDS OF MISSING VEHICLES CAN BE TRACED MUCH FASTER THAN BEFORE.

NOTING THAT THERE WERE 214,794 VEHICLES AND 569,461 VALID DRIVING LICENCES AS AT THE END OF APRIL THIS YEAR, THE SPOKESMAN SAID: +WITHOUT THE HELP OF A COMPUTER, WE WOULD NEED EXTREMELY LARGE NUMBERS OF STAFF TO HANDLE THE ISSUE AND RENEWAL OF LICENCES.

+EESIDES, DELAYS AND HUMAN ERRORS WILL CAUSE INCONVENIENCE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

+THE COMPUTERISATION OF THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING WILL THEREFORE BE A VITAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S CAPACITY IN HANDLING THE EVER INCREASING NUMBER OF DRIVING LICENCES AND VEHICLES,* HE ADDED.

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ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN IN TAI PO

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AN ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN WILL ROAR OFF TO A SPECTACULAR START NEXT SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) WHEN A SPECIAL TRAIN RUMBLES INTO TAI PO WITH OVER 1,000 YOUNG PEOPLE CARRYING PLACARDS, BANNERS AND LEAFLETS TO PUT ACROSS THE ANT I-DRUG MESSAGE.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY) AT A PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI PO SIX DISTRICTS ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR. LIU YUN-SUM.

MR. LIU SAID THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN WITH A 'PRESENTATION OF COLOURS’ TO OVER 1,000 COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB MEMBERS AT THE KOWLOON STATION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY IN HUNG HOM, WHERE THEY WILL TAKE A SPECIAL TRAIN TO TAI PO. THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DENYS ROBERTS, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

MR. LIU SAID THE 1,000 CYC MEMBERS, TOGETHER WITH HUNDREDS OF LOCAL YOUNG VOLUNTEERS WHO WILL MEET THEM WHEN THE TRAIN ARRIVES IN TAI PO, WILL HAND OUT LEAFLETS TO AS MANY OF THE 230,000 TAI PO RESIDENTS AS POSSIBLE.

+BY SO DOING, WE SHALL MAKE THE RESIDENTS AWARE OF THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE CAMPAIGN AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO ATTEND THE FORTHCOMING PROMOTIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE CAMPAIGN,* MR. LIU SAID.

DURING THE THREE-WEEK-LONG CAMPAIGN, MORE THAN 60.EVENTS WILL BE HELD IN THE SIX DISTRICTS, I.E. TAI PO PROPER, FAN LING,. SHEUNG SHU I, TA KWU LING, SHA TAU KOK AND SAI KUNG NORTH. THESE EVENTS INCLUDE EXHIBITIONS, STREET THEATRE SHOWS, FILM SHOWS, COMPETITIONS AND A SEMINAR.

MORE THAN 50,000 LEAFLETS, 3,000 POSTERS AND SCORES OF LARGE BANNERS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AND DISPLAYED IN THE DISTRICTS.

THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN, ACCORDING TO THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR. CAN ICE MAK, IS TO PROMOTE A GREATER AWARENESS OF THE PROBLEM AND TO FOSTER GREATER SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY IN FIGHTING IT.

+THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WAYS THE PUBLIC CAN HELP IN FIGHTING THE PROBLEM, SUCH AS EDUCATING THEIR CHILDREN OF THE DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE, OFFERING SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT TO FORMER DRUG ADDICTS, AND REPORTING DRUG TRAFFICKING ACTIVITIES TO THE POLICE,* MR. MAK ADDED.

MR. MAK SAID THE TAI PO CAMPAIGN IS THE FIRST OF THREE DISTRICTLEVEL CAMPAIGNS BEING HELD THIS YEAR BY THE ACTING COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) IN CO-OPERATION WITH DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS INCLUDING RURAL COMMITTEES, KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS, AREA COMMITTEES, YOUTH CENTRES, SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

THE OTHER TWO CAMPAIGNS WILL BE HELD ON HONG KONG ISLAND SOUTH AND IN WONG TAI SIN.

/HE POINTED .....

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 19?8

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HE POINTED OUT THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ACAN IS HOLDING THREE DISTRICT CAMPAIGNS IN ONE YEAR. SINCE 1973 IT HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT ONE DISTRICT CAMPAIGN EACH YEAR. ’

EXPLAINING THE EXPANSION THIS YEAR, HE SAID: +WE ARE CONVINCED THAT A CAMPAIGN OF THIS KIND WHICH INVOLVES SUBSTANTIAL CO-OPERATION FROM THE DISTRICT COMMUNITY IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PUTTING ACROSS THE ANTI-DRUG MESSAGE.+

ACHIEVE* '* ™T ™ CAMPAIGN MIU

the ??Sekrtr£mSrcne1e

°L^t!cally SLL M4J0R organisations, schools, touth aw coKity CENTRES AND COMMERCE ASSOCIATIONS IN OUR DISTRICT^ HE SAID.

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DRUG SEIZURES BY CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE

* * * *

OFFICERS OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE SEIZED MORE THAN 130 KG OF DANGEROUS DRUGS WITH AN ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE OF $14 MILLION ON THE ILLICIT MARKET, DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS THIS

THE HAULS, DOUBLE THE QUANTITY FOR THE CORRESPOND I NG PERIOD LAST YEAR. CONSISTED OF 28.2 KG OF MORPHINE, 1.9 KG OF HEROIN (NO. 4), 42 KG OF HEROIN (NO. 3), 6 KG OF RAW OPIUM, 51 KG OF PREPARED OPIUM, 0.16 KG OF CANNABIS AND 0.7 KG OF HEROIN BASE.

IN CONNECTION WITH THESE SEIZURES, 536 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH VARIOUS OFFENCES UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ORDINANCE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE SAID: +THE DRUGS WERE SEIZED DURING SEARCHES ON PASSENGERS, LUGGAGES AND CARGO BY OUR OFFICERS AT THE AIRPORT, ON SHIPS ENTERING HONG KONG AND ON LAND.+

THE DRUGS ARE USUALLY CONCEALED IN FALSE COMPARTMENTS OF LUGGAGES, SEALED CANS OF GOODS OR STRAPPED AROUND THE LEGS OF THE COUR I ER.

DRUG SMUGGLERS ARE BECOMING SOPHISTICATED AND THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE LATEST METHOD DISCOVERED IS BY SOAKING TOWELS IN HEROIN SOLUTION.

+THESE HEROIN SOAKED TOWELS ARE THEN DRIED AND IF THEY

WERE SUCCESSFULLY SMUGGLED INTO HONG KONG, THESE TOWELS ARE PUT INTO WATER AGAIN SO THAT THE DISSOLVED HEROIN CAN BE EXTRACTED,+ HE EXPLAINED.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1978

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ARRIVES TOMORROW ******

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND THE HON. ANGUS OG LVY WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG TOMORROW (SUNDAY) FOR A TWO-DAY PRIVATE VISIT ON THEIR WAY TO AUSTRALIA FOR OFFICIAL VISIT STARTING WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

„ ™EY ARE DUE TO ARRIVE TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND WILL LEAVE AT 8.30 P.M. ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

Inn PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND MR. OGILVY WILL STAY AT FAN LING LODGt.

IN HONGEKONGLL HAVE N0 PUELIC ENGAGEMENTS DURING THEIR STAY

NOTE TO EDITORS:

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND MR. OGILVY WILL ARRIVE ON BA3 ETA 1630 HOURS AT THE AIRPORT. THERE WILL EE A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY FOR THE PRESS TO COVER THEIR ARRIVAL. PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS WISHING TO MAKE USE OF THIS FACILITY ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE PASSENGER TERMINAL BUILDING ONE HOUR BEFORE THE ETA OF THE AIRCRAFT THE PRINCESS IS TRAVELLING ON. THEY SHOULD BRING THEIR IDENTITY CARD OR PASSPORT FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES. G.I.S. OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST THEM.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 19TH

5

FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO ATTEND COMMONWEALTH FINANCE MINISTERS’ MEETING

*****

F INANC 1AL SECRETARY, MR. PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, W ILL LEAVE

HONG KONG ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO ATTEND THE COMMONWEALTH FINANCE MINISTERS’ MEETING WHICH BEGINS IN MONTREAL ON WEDNESDAY?

MONETARY SMNl.W^GLBh4Kr4"IED BV ™E SECRET4RV F0R

AFTER THE MEETING MR. HADDON-CAVE WILL LEAVE FOR WA^himctom

2F THE international mone?1ry fuJd and tI!e LtBANK for reconstruction and development, the

MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE FROM SEPTEMBER 24 - 28.

MR. HADDON-CAVE WILL ALSO VISIT NEW YORK AND LONDON niu

22VOCTnRFR ?NANCIAL BUSINESS BEFORE RETURNING TO HONG KONG UN UUluctn oa

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WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES AT PIK UK TO BE IMPROVED * * * *

WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES BETWEEN FEI NGO SHAN AND RAZOR HILL NEAR THE PIK UK PRISON WILL SOON BE IMPROVED.

A SERVICE RESERVOIR, A BREAK PRESSURE TANK AND NEW PUMPING \ND DISTRIBUTION MAINS, ARE AMONG THE FACILITIES PLANNED TO MEET INCREASED DEMANDS GENERATED BY NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TODAY INVITED TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 3,650-CUBIC METRE REINFORCED CONCRETE SERVICE RESERVOIR AT FEI NGO SHAN.

THE WORK ALSO INCLUDED BUILDING 350 METRES OF ACCESS ROADS, THE LAYING OF 2,400 METRES OF PUMPING MAIN OF 300 MM IN DIAMETER FROM SHUN LEE TSUEN PUMPING STATION TO THE RESERVOIR, DISTRIBUTION MAINS RANGING FROM 150 MM TO 400 MM IN DIAMETER AND ABOUT 3,200-METRES-LONG FROM THE RESERVOIR TO PIK UK, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 29 CUBIC METRE BREAK PRESSURE TANK AT PIK UK.

THE IMPROVEMENT WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH AND TAKE ABOUT 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1978

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PROPOSAL TO BUILD PIER IN SAI KUNG * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO BUILD A NEW PUBLIC PIER IN SAI KUNG TOWN TO SUPPLEMENT THE EXISTING SMALL PIERS WHICH HAVE BECOME INADEQUATE.

THE INTENTION TO BUILD THE PIER IN AN AREA OF ABOUT 0.37 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED WAS ANNOUNCED IN A NOTIFICATION IN YESTERDAY’S GAZETTE.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN THE NOTIFICATION WHICH ALSO CALLS ON PERSONS HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL, OR ANY CLAIM OF PRIVATE RIGHT, TO SUBMIT THEM IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS FROM SEPTEMBER 15.

THE PLAN SHOWING THE AREA CONCERNED HAS BEEN POSTED NEAR THE SITE. IT CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT THE FIRST FLOOR (PORT WORKS DIVISION) OR THE 19TH FLOOR (CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE), MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, OR THE DISTRICT OFFICE, SAI KUNG, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 692 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, FIRST FLOOR.

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REGISTRATION SUB-OFFICE IN TAI PO

*****

RESIDENTS IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE ADVISED TO MAKE USE OF VARIOUS SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS SUB-OFFICE IN TAI PO.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICE SAID THE TAI PO SUB-OFFICE AT DRAGON COURT, 89-91 WAN TAU STREET, GROUND FLOOR WAS SET UP FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS IN SHA TIN, TAI PO, FAN LING, SHEUNG SHU I, SHA TAU KOK AND SAI KUNG NORTH.

THE SERVICES IT PROVIDES INCLUDE REGISTRATION OF JUVENILES ON ATTAINING THE AGE OF 11, AND HOLDERS OF JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS ON REACHING THE AGE OF 18 FOR ADULT IDENTITY CARDS. THE OFFICE ALSO HANDLES REPLACEMENT OF IDENTITY CARDS WHICH HAVE BEEN DEFACED, LOST, OR REQUIRE ALTERATION OF PARTICULARS LISTED IN THE CARD.

IN ADDITION REGISTRATION OF NEW ARRIVALS AND NOTIFICATIONS OF CHANGES OF REGISTERED PARTICULARS ARE ALSO HANDLED BY THE SUB-OFF ICE.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1978

7

FIRING PRACTICE ******

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON FOUR DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS DANGEROUS TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN THE RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING THE TIME OF FIRING PRACTICE.

THE PRACTICE TIMES ARE

DATE HOURS

SEPTEMBER 19 (TUESDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 20 (WEDNESDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 21 (THURSDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 22 (FR IDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M.

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INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT’S MAIL OFFICE MOVES TO NEW PREMISES

*****

THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT ITS CENTRAL MAIL OFFICE WILL OPERATE FROM NEW PREMISES IN ICE HOUSE STREET FROM TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

THE OFFICE WILL MOVE FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING) THIRD FLOOR TO CLUB LUS I TANO BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, 16 ICE HOUSE STREET. ITS NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER WILL BE 5-248001.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG TEL: 5-233191

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

H.K. DELEGATION ATTENDS REHABILITATION CONFERENCE IN U.K......................................................... 1

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION BOOKLET PUBLISHED .................... 2

H.K.’S RE-EXPORTS FOR FIRST SIX MONTHS THIS YEAR ........... 3

WATER BILLING FOR DOMESTIC ACCOUNTS TO GO COMPUTER .<l...... 6

MORE BANKING FACILITIES AT AIRPORT ......................... 7

SECONDARY SCHOOL SPORT DAYS SET ............................ 7

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT AND TAI KOK TSUI ......• 8

WATER CUT .................................................. 8

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1978

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HK DELEGATION ATTENDS REHABILITATION CONFERENCE IN UK ****** 'v

A HONG KONG DELEGATION IS NOW IN BRITAIN TO ATTEND THE FOUR-DAY EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL WHICH STARTS IN BRIGHTON TOMORROW (MONDAY).

THE DELEGATION IS LED BY UNOFFICIAL EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, DR. HARRY FANG WHO IS ALSO CHAIRMAN OF THE REHABILITATION DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND VICE PRESIDENT OF REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL. ONE OF ITS MEMBERS IS MR. IAN STRACHAN, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY, SOCIAL SERVICES BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT.

THE DELEGATION LEFT LAST WEEK AND WILL SPEND A FORTNIGHT IN BRITAIN.

AFTER THE CONFERENCE, WHICH WILL DISCUSS +DISABILITY IN THE FAMILY+, AND AT WHICH MR. STRACHAN WILL DELIVER A PAPER ENTITLED +AN INTEGRATED AND CO-ORDINATED APPROACH TO DISABILITY IN THE FAMILY IN HONG KONG+, THE DELEGATION WILL VISIT A NUMBER OF REHABILITATION CENTRES IN LONDON AREA. THE VISITS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED BY THE ASSOCIATION FOR DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, MR. E.P. HO, HAD SET UP A WORKING GROUP WITHIN GOVERNMENT UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR. STRACHAN TO ADVISE HIM ON HOW MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CARE AND ASSESSMENT OF THE DISABLED SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN HONG KONG. HE SAID ONE THE PRIME OBJECTS OF THE DELEGATION’S VISIT TO BRITAIN WAS TO PREPARE A REPORT FOR THE WORKING GROUP ON THE BRITISH EXPERIENCE IN REHABILITATION AND HOW IT COULD BE APPLIED TO HONG KONG.

THE DELEGATION WILL HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH OFFICIALS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY AND POSSIBLY MEET THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, MR. DAVID ENNALS, AND THE MINISTER FOR THE DISABLED, MR. ALF MORRIS.

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION ARE: MRS. WINNIE CHAN, PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR, SPECIAL EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’ MR. JOHN LEE, SENIOR PROSTHETIST, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT’ MRS. EVA SUEN, SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, REHABILITATION DIVISION, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’ MISS TERRY CHEUNG, ASSISTANT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, REHABILITATION DIVISION, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT" MRS. CHONG WONG CHOR-SAR, GENERAL SECRETARY, SPASTICS ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG-MRS. MAUREEN WAGG, PHYSIOTHERAPIST-IN-CHARGE, MARGARET TRENCH MEDICAL REHABILITATION CENTRE’ MR. ARRAN LEUNG, PHYSIOTHERAPIST, KWONG WAH HOSPITAL’ MRS. BRIAN LUI, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF’ MRS. YUEN LAM TSUN-SEUNG, OFFICER-IN-CHARGE, MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN SECTION, PO LEUNG KUK- MR. DAVID LOW, POLICE FORCE WELFARE OFFICER AND NATIONAL SECRETARY, REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL- AND MRS. S.C. CHEUNG', EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1978

2

SOLUTION TO CHILD PROBLEM IN CARTOON

* * * *

THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF FIVE CARTOON BOOKLETS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PRACTICAL GUIDELINES FOR THE HANDLING OF COMMON DOMESTIC PROBLEMS WILL MAKE ITS PUBLIC APPEARANCE ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

THE SERIES FORMS PART OF THE CURRENT COMMUNITY-WIDE CAMPAIGN ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO FORESTALL FAMILY PROBLEMS AND FOSTER FAMILY TIES TO HELP COMBAT SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

THE FIRST CARTOON BOOKLET IN CHINESE IS DIRECTED AT PARENTS AND CONTAINS PICTORIAL PRESENTATIONS OF POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS TO A NUMBER OF PREVAILING PROBLEMS IN CHILD-REARING.

ILLUSTRATED WITH VIVID CARTOON DRAWINGS, THE BOOKLET SPELLS OUT WAYS TO DEAL WITH CHILDREN’S PROBLEMS SUCH AS STEALING, LYING, FIGHTING, NEGLECT OF STUDIES AND ESCAPE FROM SCHOOL.

THE BOOKLET ALSO AIMS AT INSTILLING IN PARENTS A SENSE OF FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY AND GIVES GUIDELINES ON HOW TO HANDLE QUESTIONS ON SEX, AND IN THE CHOICE OF EDUCATIONAL TOYS AS WELL AS DESIGN OF BALANCED DIETS.

COMMENTING ON THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THIS CARTOON SERIES, MRS. HENRIETTA CHEN, CHAIRMAN OF THE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, POINTED OUT THAT IN LINE WITH THE MAIN THEME OF THE CAMPAIGN, THE BOOKLETS ARE PRODUCED TO PROVIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE REFERENCE MATERIAL SO THAT THINKING AND ANALYSIS OF ONE’S ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY COULD EE FACILITATED.

+RATHER THAN GIVING ANY PRE-CONCEIVED HANDY ANSWERS, THIS SET OF FIVE BOOKLETS IS BASICALLY A SERIES OF EXERCISES GEARED TO PROMOTE RETROSPECTIVE THINKING, WHICH, IN ITSELF, IS VITAL FOR THE DEEPENING OF ONE’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEEDS OF OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS,+ SHE SAID.

MRS. CHEN STRESSED THAT SUGGESTIONS CONTAINED IN THE BOOKLETS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS HARD-AND-FAST RULES NOR SHOULD THEY BE CONSIDERED AS PANACEA FOR ALL DOMESTIC TROUBLES.

+THE INTRODUCTORY NOTE OF EACH BOOKLET POINTS OUT THAT THERE IS NO ABSOLUTE SOLUTION TO FAMILY PROBLEMS, WHICH, BECAUSE OF THE IR VARYING MODE OF OCCURRENCE, SHOULD BE CONSIDERED INDIVIDUALLY,* SHE SAID.

THE FIRST FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CARTOON BOOKLET — +FOR PARENTS* — WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AS WELL AS FROM DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. COPIES WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED TO PARTICIPANTS OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

RELEASE OF BOOKLETS FOR OTHER TARGET GROUPS WILL TIE IN WITH THE LAUNCHING OF RESPECTIVE MONTHLY PUBLICITY DRIVES.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1978

H.K.’S RE-EXPORTS FOR FIRST SIX MONTHS THIS YEAR * * * * *

THE VALUE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS THIS YEAR INCREASED BY 29 PER CENT TO 35,928 MILLI ON COMPARED WITH SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO TRADE FIGURES RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

THE RE-EXPORTS TO FIVE MAJOR MARKETS ALL RECORDED SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN VALUE. TOPPING THE LIST OF RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET IS JAPAN WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR $996 MILLION IN RE-EXPORT TRADE - AN INCREASE OF 39 PER CENT OVER THE FIRST SIX MONTHS LAST YEAR.

IT WAS FOLLOWED BY SINGAPORE (3640 MILLION, +29%), INDONESIA (3619 MILLION, +63%), U.S.A. ($549 MILLION, +36%) AND TAIWAN (5545 MILLION, +37%).

RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN ROSE RAPIDLY ON ACCOUNT OF MORE DELIVERIES OF DIAMONDS (3205 MILLION, +104%), SILK (375 MILLION, +3288%) AND .'/OVEN COTTON FABRICS (360 MILLION, +503%).

MORE RE-EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS (3161 MILLION, +59%) TO SINGAPORE WERE OBSERVED, AND THE INCREASE IN RE-EXPORTS TO INDONESIA COMPRISED MAINLY ROAD VEHICLES (389 MILLION, +244%) AND MANUFACTURES OF METAL (344 MILLION, +51%). NEARLY HALF OF THE INCREASE IN RE-EXPORTS TO U.S.A. WAS ATTRIBUTED TO HIGHER DELIVERIES OF DIAMONDS ($151 MILLION, +58%) AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (372 MILLION, +56%).

RE-EXPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED BY 35 PER CENT ATTRIBUTED MAINLY TO MORE DELIVERIES OF DIAMONDS, WATCHES AND PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES. INCREASE IN RE-EXPORTS WAS ALSO RECORDED IN RAW MATERIALS COMPRISING MAINLY CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS, DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS, TRANSISTORS AND WOVEN COTTON FABRICS.

RE-EXPORTS OF FOODSTUFFS WERE DOWN BY 18 PER CENT IN VALUE BECAUSE OF REDUCED SHIPMENTS OF TEA AND COFFEE.

RE-EXPORTS OF FUELS AND CAPITAL GOODS MAINTAINED BUOYANT TRENDS. THE BULK OF INCREASE IN RE-EXPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS OCCURRED IN TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF THE INCREASE.

RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN MAINLY COMPRISED MADE-UP ARTICLES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS (3210 MILLION, +34%), CRUDE VEGETABLE MATERIALS (3154 MILLION, +29%) AND WOVEN COTTON FABRICS (397 MILLION, +84%).

SOME 28 PER CENT OF RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATED FROM JAPAN COMPOSED OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS WHICH WERE VALUED AT 3285 MILLION, AN INCREASE BY 33 PER CENT.

A SIZEABLE PORTION OF RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATED FROM U.S.A. CONSTITUTED OF DIAMONDS (3144 MILLION, +42%).

/AN UPSUHGE

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1978 •

AN UPSURGE IN THE RE-EXPORTS OF BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG ORIGIN ^AS ENTIRELY DUE TO ACTIVE TRADING IN DIAMONDS (3193 SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATED FROM SWITZERLAND WERE FOUND IN WATCHES AND CLOCKS ($90 MILLION +28%) AND MEDICINAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS (357 MILLION ’ 4.0 C t .. 1 9

,.,,,EY country OF DESTINATION, RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN WERE MAINLY DESTINED TO JAPAN ($211 MILLION, +62%), INDONESIA ($204 ' LLICN, +23%), U.S.A. ($161 MILLION, ^27%) AND SINGAPORE ($142 MILLION, +10%). ABOUT 60 PER CENT OF RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATED FROM JAPAN WERE DESTINED TO INDONESIA ($291 MILLION

’ SINGAPORE ($197 MILLION, +57%) AND U.S.A. ($94 MILLION,’

THE FOLLOWING TWO TAELES SHOW CHANGES COMMODITY AND EY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: -

IN RE-EXPORTS BY

RE-EXPORTS EY COMMODITY

JAN.-JUNE 1978 (HK$ MN) JAN.-JUNE 1977 (HKS MN) PERCENTAG-CHANGE

CONSUMER GOODS 2,677 1,981 + 35

DIAMONDS 637 349 + 74

WATCHES 353 263 + 34

JADE AND PRECIOUS STONES, IVORY, JEWELLERY, 263 222 + 18

GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS WARES 9

MEDICINAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS 219 200 + 10

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES 215 158 + 36

RAW MATERIALS 2,123 1,577 + 34

CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATER 1ALS 306 227 + 35

DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS 200 161 + 24

TRANSISTORS, DIODES AND SEMI-CONDUCTOR INTERGRATED 139 90 + 53

CIRCUITS

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1978

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WOVEN COTTON FABRICS 136 95 + 44

CHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND 115 94 + 22

COMPUNDS

FOODSTUFFS 423 515 - 18

FISH AND FISH PREPARATIONS 142 105 + 35

VEGETABLES 66 62 + 6

FRUIT 45 53 - 16

TEA AND COFFEE 35 189 - 81

CAPITAL GOODS 664 504 + 32

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 83 35 +136

TEXTILE MACHINERY 76 59 + 28

OTHER INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY 34 20 + 73

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY 33 21 + 55

OFFICE MACHINERY 33 18 + 85

FUELS 47 33 + 42

RE-EXPORTS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

JAN.-JUNE 1978 JAN.-JUNE 1977 PERCENTAGE

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (HK3 MN) (HK$ MN) CHANGE

CHINA 1,471 1,185 + 24%

JAPAN 1,027 696 + 48%

U.S.A. 744 603 + 23%

SWITZERLAND 256 204 + 25%

BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG 209 198 + 93%

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1978

WATER BILLING SYSTEM FOR DOMESTIC ACCOUNTS TO GO COMPUTERISED NEXT JULY ******

PLANNING FOR THE SECOND PHASE OF THE COMPUTERISATION OF THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT BILLING SYSTEM IS WELL IN HAND.

THE FIRST PHASE — FOR TRADE CONSUMERS, WHICH REPRESENT ABOUT TEN PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ACCOUNTS — WAS IMPLEMENTED LATE LAST YEAR. EY JULY NEXT YEAR THE SECOND STAGE, WHICH IS FOR DOMESTIC ACCOUNTS, SHOULD BEGIN OPERATION.

AT PRESENT THE COMPUTER IS DEALING WITH ABOUT 81.000 ACCOUNTS AND WHEN THE SYSTEM BECOMES FULLY OPERATIONAL THE NUMBER WILL SwELL TO AROUND 765,500.

THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR. TOM TOMLINSON, SAID THE PROGRESS MADE SO FAR WAS +MOST SAT ISFACTORY+.

+WE ARE ON SCHEDULE WITH THE PROGRAMME, WHICH, WHEN IN FULL OPERATION WILL GREATLY SIMPLIFY AND SPEED UP THE BILLING PROCESS,+ HE SAID.

MR. TOMLINSON SAID THAT ANOTHER IMPORTANT ASPECT WAS THE READY ACCESS PROVIDED TO ANALYTICAL STATISTICS.

BY WAY OF ILLUSTRATION, THE COMPUTER HAS SHOWN THAT THE AVERAGE TRADE CONSUMER USES WATER AT A RATE EQUIVALENT TO A CHARGE OF $3 PER DAY, THAT 92 PER CENT OF THIS CATEGORY OF USERS ARE IN THE ERACKET BELOW $1 PER DAY AND THAT LESS THAN ONE QUARTER PER CENT OF TRADE CONSUMERS EXCEED A DAILY CHARGE OF $500. FROM THIS TYPE OF DEMAND ANALYSIS USER PATTERNS, TRENDS CAN BE ESTABLISHED FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

FOR DOMESTIC CONSUMERS THE MEAN CONSUMPTION IS 10.4 UNITS. IN FINANCIAL TERMS THIS MEANS A CHARGE OF $31.20 FOR A FOUR-MONTH PERIOD, OR 26 CENTS A DAY.

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MORE BANKING FACILITIES AT AIRPORT ******

MORE BANKING FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT KAI TAK AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL SHORTLY.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE TENANCY OF ABOUT 2,030 SQ. FT CF SHOP SPACE ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE TERMINAL BUILDING FOR THE OPERATION OF A EANK.

AT PRESENT ONLY ONE BANKING OFFICE IS OPERATING IN THE GREETING AREA OF THE PASSENGER TERMINAL.

THE TENANCY FOR THE NEW BANKING PREMISES WILL BE FOR A PERIOD OF THREE YEARS COMMENCING IN NOVEMBER 1978.

TENDERS MUST BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT BEFORE NOON ON SEPTEMBER 29. EACH TENDER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RECEIPT SHOWING THAT THE TENDERER HAS DEPOSITED WITH THE TREASURY A SUM OF 053,300 AS A PLEDGE OF HIS BONAFIDES.

THE TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, NEW RODNEY BLOCK, QUEENSWAY, OR AT THE AIRPORT.

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THE 1978-79 SECONDARY SCHOOLS GYMNASTICS, TRAMPOLINING AND CANOEING COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD BETWEEN DECEMBER, 1978 AND APRIL, 1979.

THE COMPETITIONS ARE BEING ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION, THE HONG KONG SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

THE FIRST AGE-GROUP GYMNASTICS COMPETITION WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 8 AND 9- THE SECOND AGE-GROUP COMPETITION ON FEBRUARY 23 AND 24- AND THE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BETWEEN APRIL 11 AND 18.

THE TRAMPOLINING COMPETITION WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 4 AND 5, AND THE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ON MARCH 24 AND 31.

THE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OF CANOEING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 24, 25 AND 28.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT AND TAI KOK TSUI *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE SECTION CF HEALTHY STREET EAST BETWEEN JAVA ROAD AND KING’S ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND FROM 10 A.M. ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) FOR ABOUT FOUR DAYS TO FACILITATE REPAIR WORKS ON GAS MAINS.

THE DEPARTMENT ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL EE IMPLEMENTED IN TAI KOK TSUI FROM 13 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE*AREA:

* THE SECTION OF BEDFORD ROAD BETWEEN TAI KOK TSUI ROAD AND MAPLE STREET WILL EE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTH-EAST

* THE SECTION OF MAPLE STREET BETWEEN BEDFORD ROAD AND TUNG CHAU STREET WILL EE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTH-EAST BOUND3 AND

* THE SECTION OF TUNG CHAU STREET BETWEEN MAPLE STREET AND wALNUT STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTH-EAST BOUND.

IN ADDITION MOTORISTS TRAVELLING FROM TUNG CHAU STREET TO TAI KOK TSUI ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO SYCAMORE STREET BEFORE RE-JOINING TAI KOK TSUI ROAD.

BUS ROUTE NOS. 12, 33, 36B AND 5'3 TRAVELLING NORTH-WESTWARDS WILL ALSO EE RE-ROUTED FROM TUNG CHAU STREET TO OPERATE VIA SYCAMORE STREET BEFORE RE-JOINING TAI KOK TSUI ROAD.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP IN THESE AREAS TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN CAUSEWAY BAY, KOWLOON CITY AND WONG TAI SIN WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO FACILITATE WORKS BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

IN CAUSEWAY BAY, THE SUPPLY WILL BE CUT OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON TUESDAY. THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY EAST POINT ROAD, 493-563 HENNESSY ROAD, 490-552 AND 517-545 LOCKHART ROAD, 2-6 CANNON STREET, 518-532 AND 501-539 JAFFE ROAD INCLUDING KELLETT ISLAND, WORLD TRADE CENTRE, EXCELSIOR HOTEL, LAKE SIDE BUILDING, HOI KUNG COURT, HOI TO COURT AND NEW YORK CINEMA.

IN KOWLOON CITY, PREMISES ALONG THE SECTION OF MOK CHEONG STREET BETWEEN KOWLOON CITY ROAD AND TAM KUNG ROAD WILL HAVE NO WATER SUPPLY FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 13 P.M. ON TUESDAY.

AND IN WONG TAI SIN, THE WATER SUPPLY TO BLOCKS 6 TO 13 OF TUNG TAU ESTATE, KAI MING LAU AND TAK MING LAU WILL BE CUT OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM TUESDAY MIDNIGHT TO 6 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY.

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ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG TEL: 5-233191

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

€56.6 MILLION PAID CUT IN LAST TWO MONTHS AS SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS .................................... 1

TRADE FIGURES FOR JANUARY-JULY IN 1978 ............... 2

MORE SMALL COINS ARRIVE .............................. 6

EXHIBITION ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD ................. 6

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BAY ................, 8

EXCURSIONS FOR WORKERS ............... o

WATER CUT IN SHAU KEI WAN AND WONG TAI SIN ........... 10

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN HUNG HOM............ in

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$56.6 MILLION PAID OUT IN LAST TWO MONTHS AS SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT PAID OUT A TOTAL OF $56.6 MILLION IN JULY AND AUGUST AS NON-CONTRIBUTORY SOCIAL SECURITY CASH BENEFITS TO NEEDY FAMILIES, THE DISABLED AND THE ELDERLY.

THIS BRINGS TO A STAGGERING $135 MILLION THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID OUT IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR — $36.5 MILLION MORE THAN IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR.

THE MONEY WENT TO MORE THAN 133,000 NEEDY FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS AS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, DISABILITY ALLOWANCE AND OLD AGE ALLOWANCE ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S SOCIAL SECURITY DIVISION.

MR.CHENG KWAN-KUEN, HEAD OF THE DIVISION, SAID TODAY THAT

OF THE AMOUNT DISTRIBUTED IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS, $35.8 MILLION WERE PAID OUT AS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, $12.9 MILLION AS OLD AGE ALLOWANCE AND $7.9 MILLION AS DISABILITY ALLOWANCE.

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, HE SAID, IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A GUARANTEED INCOME TO NEEDY HOUSEHOLDS ENABLING THEM TO MEET THE COST OF ESSENTIALS SUCH AS FOOD AND CLOTHING WITHOUT SUFFERING HARDSHIP.

DISABILITY AND OLD AGE ALLOWANCES PROVIDE CASH ASSISTANCE ON TOP OF ANY PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PAYMENT TO ENCOURAGE THE SEVERELY DISABLED AND THE ELDERLY TO REMAIN WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND AMONG THEIR FAMILIAR SURROUNDINGS, HE SAID.

AT PRESENT, THE DEPARTMENT’S 26 SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNITS ARE HANDLING AROUND 48,000 PUBLIC ASSISTANCE? CASES, 66,000 OLD AGE ALLOWANCE CASES AND 19,000 DISABILITY ALLOWANCE CASES, HE SAID.

MEANWHILE, MR. CHENG SAID THAT SINCE THE LOWERING OF THE QUALIFYING AGE FOR OLD AGE ALLOWANCE FROM 75 TO 70 AS FROM NEXT MONTH WAS ANNOUNCED, MORE THAN 26,730 APPLICATIONS HAD BEEN RECEIVED FROM APPLICANTS IN THE 70-74 AGE GROUP UP TO LAST THURSDAY.

AT THE SAME TIME, HE SAID, THE RECENTLY'INTRODUCED +HOT LINE+ AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS HAS BEEN KEPT BUSY AND FLOODED WITH ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE EXTENDED PROVISION.

SOME 2,000 ENQUIRIES WERE MADE AND 123 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS +HOT LINE+, HE SAID.

HE SAID PEOPLE MIGHT APPLY THROUGH THE +HOT LINE+ — 5-794673 — BY GIVING THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS, AND A BRIEF INTERVIEW WOULD EE ARRANGED LATER TO VERIFY THEIR CLAIMS TO THE ALLOWANCE.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT IMPLEMENTATION OF THE QUALIFYING AGE REDUCTION WOULD COST AN EXTRA £28.5 MILLION IN THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, WHICH WILL EE IN ADDITION TO THE $78.1 MILLION ALREADY PROVIDED FOR PAYMENT OF THE OLD AGE ALLOWANCE TO EXISTING CLIENTS, HE SAID.

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EXTERNAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JANUARY-JULY 1978 * * * *

THE VALUE OF HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS FOR THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS THIS YEAR INCREASED BY NINE PER CENT TO $20,992 MILLION COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST EXTERNAL TRADE FIGURES RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE FIGURES ALSO SHOWED THAT THE VALUE OF IMPORTS INCREASED BY 20 PER CENT TO $33,306 MILLION AND THE RE-EXPORTS WERE WORTH $6,915 MILL ION, REGISTER ING A 27 PER CENT INCREASE.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO 10 MAJOR OVERSEAS MARKETS ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

JAN.-JULY 77 (HK$ MN) JAN.-JULY 78 (HK$ MN) INCREASE (HK$ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

U.S.A. 7,413 8,142 + 729 + 10%

F.R. OF GERMANY 1,986 2,175 + 188 + 9%

UNITED KINGDOM 1,619 1,888 + 269 + 17%

JAPAN 728 822 + 94 + 13%

AUSTRAL 1A 710 744 + 34 + 5%

CANADA 661 682 + 22 + 3%

SINGAPORE 481 542 + 61 + 13%

THE NETHERLANDS 422 464 + 42 + 10%

SWITZERLAND 334 385 + 51 + 15%

NIGERIA 222 336 + 114 + 51%

THE RISE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO U.S.A. WAS MAINLY DUE TO INCREASED SHIPMENTS OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES ($3 379 MILLION, +12%) AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS ($367 MILLION, +47%). HOWEVER, THIS WAS SOMEWHAT OFFSET BY DECREASES OF 37 PER CENT IN RADIO RECEIVERS AND 19 PER CENT IN TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES TO F.R. OF GERMANY INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT, TO $1,281 MILLION AND THE INCREASE IN EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS WAS 122 PER CENT.

FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM, EXPORTS OF TEXTILE FABRICS ROSE BY 12 PER CENT TO $169 MILLION. INCREASE IN SALES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES ($986 MILLION, +24%) AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS ($99 MILLION, +77%) WERE ALSO RECORDED.

EXPORT SALES TO JAPAN WERE ALSO BOOSTED BY INCREASED DELIVERIES OF CLOTHING ($204 MILLION, +9%) AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS ($58 MILLION, +82%).

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AN ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN CLASSIFICATION IS AS FOLLOWS:

DOMESTIC EXPORTS EY MAJOR COMMODITY

JAN.-JULY 77 (HK5 MN) JAN.-JULY 78 (HKi MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE (HK$ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSOR IES 7,697 8,204 + 507 + 7%

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS) 3,132 3,397 + 265 + 8%

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 1,020 1,509 + 489 + 48%

TELECOMMUN(CATIONS, SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 1,556 1,476 - 80 5%

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 1,493 1,455 - 38 3%

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, 941 APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY TRANSISTORS AND DIODES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE EQUIPMENT) 1,102 + 161 + 17%

BY COMMODITY, THE INCREASE IN VALUE WAS HIGHEST FOR APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES WHEREAS THAT IN PERCENTAGE TERMS WAS HIGHEST FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (51,234 MILLION, +56%). ELECTRICAL AND NON-ELECTRICAL HOUSEHOLD TYPE EQUIPMENT ($397 MILLION, +33%) AS WELL AS PLASTIC ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS ($242 MILLION, +26%) ALSO SHOWED PROMINENT ADVANCES.

HOWEVER, THE EXPORTS OF RADIO RECEIVERS

($818 MILLION, -31%) AND TEXTILE YARN (;,196 MILLION, -16%) REGISTERED SIGNIFICANT DECLINES.

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THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM 10 MAJOR SOURCES ARE SUMMARISED

AS FOLLOWS:- JAN.-JULY 77 (HK$ MN) JAN.-JULY 78 (HK$ MN) INCREASE PERCENTAGE

(HK$ MN) CHANGE

JAPAN 6,484 7,646 +1,161 + 18%

CH 1 NA 4,329 5,370 +1,041 + 24%

U.S.A. 3,541 4,173 + 632 + 18%

TAIWAN 1,930 2,173 + 245 + 13%

SINGAPORE 1,692 1,760 + 69 + 4%

U.K. 1,216 1,507 + 291 + 24%

F.R. OF GERMANY 806 1,102 + 296 + 37%

SWITZERLAND 728 1,052 + 324 + 45%

SOUTH KOREA 955 955 * *

AUSTRALIA 560 677 + 117 + 21%

(* NEGLIGIBLE CHANGE)

INCREASED IMPORTS FROM JAPAN OF FABRICS ($1,043 MILLION, +17%), TEXTILE YARN ($293 MILLION, +18%), TEXTILE MADE-UP ARTICLES ($7 MILLION, +16%), ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES ($633 MILLION, +27%), TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT ($536 MILLION, +22%) AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS ($659 MILLION, +31%) BOOSTED THE IMPORT VALUE BY 18 PERCENT. INCREASED IMPORTS FROM CHINA INCLUDED FABRICS ($559 MILLION, + 69%), TEXTILE YARN ($134 MILLION, +17%), TEXTILE MADE-UP ARTICLES ($299 MILLION, +18%), LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD ($644 MILLION, +5%), PETROLEUM AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS ($384 MILLION, +87%), VEGETABLES AND FRUITS ($367 MILLION, +16%).

THE LARGEST INCREASE IN IMPORTS FROM U.S.A. WAS DIAMONDS ($376 MILLION, +71%). OTHER ITEMS WHICH ALSO SHOWED A RISE INCLUDED ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND APPLIANCES ($343 MILLION, +10%), DATA PROCESSING AND OFFICE MACHINES ($342 MILLION, +13%), VEGETABLES AND FRUITS ($280 MILLION, +24%) AND TOBACCO AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURES ($183 MILLION, +33%).

THE FOLLOWING TABLE ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY COMMODITY SECTIONS:

JAN.-JULY 77 JAN.-JULY 78 INCREASE PERCENTAGE (HK$ MN) (HK$ MN) (HK$ MN) CHANGE

MANUFACTURED GOODS 8,350 10,615 +2,265 + 27%

CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY

MATERIAL (MAINLY

TEXTILE PRODUCTS

AND DIAMONDS)

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MACHINERY AND 5,454 6,490 +1,036 + 19%

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT

FOOD AND LIVE 4,076 4,489 + 413 + 10%

ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD

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MISCELLANEOUS 3,340 4,448 +1,108 + 33%

MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY WATCHES AND CLOCKS, ARTICLES' OF

APPAREL)

CHEMICALS. AND RELATED 2,094 2,448 + 354 + 17%

PRODUCTS

BIGGER INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE IMPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS ($1,578 MILLION, +35%), ROAD VEHICLES ($776 MILLION, +44%) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT ($665 MILLION, +42%). IN ADDITION, TEXTILE FABRICS ($2,835 MILLION), IRON AND STEEL ($1,020 MILLION) ALSO REGISTERED AN'INCREASE OF

ABOUT 27 PER CENT.

RE-EXPORTS CONTINUED TO GROW DUE TO INCREASED DEMANDS FROM JAPAN ($1,176 MILLION, +47%), INDONESIA ($706 MILLION, +45%), TAIWAN ($628 MILLION, +35%), U.S.A. ($643 MILLION, +36%) AND SINGAPORE ($748 MILLION, +27%).

A RISE OF $286 MILLION (+72%) WAS REGISTERED FOR RE-EXPORTS OF DIAMONDS. FURTHERMORE, RE-EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS ALSO SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 20 PER CENT REACHING $474 MILLION AND TEXTILE AND RELATED PRODUCTS 17 PER CENT REACHING $824 MILLION. ROAD VEHICLES ROSE SHARPLY TO $159 MILLION (+107%) WHILE POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT ROSE TO $103 MILLION (+89%).

THE TRADE INDEXES FOR MAY 1978 WERE AS FOLLOWS:

VALUE INDEX UNIT VALUE INDEX QUANTUM INDEX (1973-100)

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 208 136 153

IMPORTS 209 141 148

THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX FOR MAY WAS 96.

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A CONSIGNMENT OF 2.25 MILLION 19 CENT COINS HAS ARRIVED TOGETHER WITH 2.4 MILLION 29 CENT COINS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

HE SAID THIS BRINGS THE NUMBER OF 10 CENT COINS IN CIRCULATION TO ABOUT 466.5 MILLION AND THE NUMBER OF 20 CENT COINS TO ABOUT 171.5 MILLION.

THE FIGURES INCLUDED A CONSIGNMENT OF 10 AND 20 CENT COINS WHICH ARRIVED EARLY LAST WEEK.

ANOTHER 44 MILLION 10 CENT COINS AND 55 MILLION 20 CENT COINS ARE DUE TO ARRIVE IN HONG KONG BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

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EXHIBITION ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD * * * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT IS ORGANISING AN EXHIBITION WHICH WILL THROW LIGHT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON THE PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN.

THE THREE-DAY EXHIBITION, PART OF THE CURRENT COMMUNITY-WIDE CAMPAIGN ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, WILL OPEN THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AT THE OCEAN TERMINAL.

WITH THE THEME ON +RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD+, THE EXHIBITION AIMS AT DRIVING HOME THE MESSAGE THAT ATTITUDES, HABITS AND EXPERIENCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CAN HAVE STRONG BEARING ON THE CHILD’S FUTURE PERSONALITY.

MATERIALS ON DISPLAY WILL INCLUDE EXHIBITS CONTRIBUTED BY THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION AND THE KWUN TONG COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN MEDICAL SERVICE.

MR. LAWRENCE IU, PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR AND A FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT MANY FORMATIVE FACTORS OF ADULT AND JUVENILE BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS COULD BE TRACED BACK TO THE DEVIANCE OR LACK OF CARE AND GUIDANCE IN THE EARLY YEARS. THUS, PARENTS SHOULD SHOULDER THE GREATEST SHARE OF RESPONSIBILITY.

+T0 HELP THEM ACQUIRE THE PROPER WAY IN CHILD-REARING, AND TO FOSTER CLOSER PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP, WE ATTEMPT TO PRESENT, THROUGH AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS AND DEMONSTRATIONS, A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE INTER-RELATED ELEMENTS VITAL FOR THE HEALTHY AND BALANCED DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN^ HE SAID.

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ALTHRCUGH PARENTS WITH YOUNG-CHILDREN ARE THE.BASIC

TARGET AUDIENCE OF THIS EXHIBITION, MR. IU POINTED OUT, +NEWLY-WEDS+ AND YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT TO GET MARRIED WILL ALSO BENEFIT FROM THE SHOW AS A SECTION ON THE RELEVANCE AND MEANS OF FAMILY PLANNING SITS ON THE THRESHOLD TO THIS +PARENTAL WORLD ON DISPLAY*.

+FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE HAVING THEIR FIRST-BORN, WE HAVE PREPARED A DETAILED RUN-DOWN OF KNOWLEDGE ON PREGNANCY, PRE-NATAL AND POST-NATAL CARE,+ HE ADDED.

TURNING TO BEHAVIORAL GUIDANCE, THE TOPIC WHICH MOST PARENTS FIND DIFFICULT TO MASTER, MR. IU SAID THAT FAMILY LIFE EDUCATORS HAVE CONDENSED 13 KEY CHILD-REARING PRINCIPLES INTO A RHYMING LIMERICK TO SERVE AS A CONSTANT REMINDER FOR PARENTS.

^FLEXIBLE APPLICATION OF THESE RULES WOULD HELP CREATE A FAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF INDIVIDUAL CHILD AS WELL AS FACILITATE THE EARLY DETECTION AND CORRECTION OF BAD HABITS,* HE SAID.

IN ADDITION, HE SAID, CHARACTERISTICS OF DIFFERENT STAGES CF CHILD DEVELOPMENT, GENERALLY CLASSIFIED AS INFANCY, PLAY AGE SCHOOL AGE, ADOLESCENCE AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD ARE HIGHLIGHTED SO THAT PARENTS ARE BETTER EQUIPPED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A DEVELOPING CHILD.

+OTHER AREAS OF CONCERN, SUCH AS NUTRITION, RECREATIONAL PURSUITS, AND HOME SAFETY ARE ALSO BROUGHT OUT,* HE ADDED.

APART FROM THESE EXHIBITS, EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE MATERIALS LIKE TOYS AND BOOKS WILL BE ON DISPLAY. FILM SHOWS, SLIDE SHOWS. DEMONSTRATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION SESSIONS ON BABY CARE WILL ALSO BE HELD AT REGULAR INTERVALS.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BAY * * * *

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CAUSEWAY BAY FROM 10 A.M. ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

UNDER THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS, A 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION FOR ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, WILL BE IMPOSED ON A SECTION OF WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF GLOUCESTER ROAD, THAT IS, THE SERVICE ROAD BETWEEN CANNON STREET AND THE NORTH-SOUTH SECTION OF GLOUCESTER ROAD ADJACENT TO VICTORIA PARK.

A 7 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION FOR ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, WILL BE IMPOSED ON THE SECTION OF KING’S ROAD AND CAUSEWAY ROAD NEAR 31 KING’S ROAD" A SECTION OF TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD NEAR CAUSE..AY ROAD" AND ALONG THE EASTERN SECTION OF TUNG LO WAN ROAD NEAR CAUSEWAY ROAD.

PEAK HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS, THAT IS, FROM 7 A.M. TO 10 A.M. AND FROM 4 P.M. TO 7 P.M., FOR ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, WILL BE IMPOSED ON THE FOLLOWING ROADS:

X THE WESTBOUND SECTION OF CAUSEWAY ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD BETWEEN MORETON TERRACE AND CAROLINE HILL ROAD"

* PENNINGTON STREET"

* IRVING STREET"

* • THE WESTBOUND SECTION OF YEE WO STREET AND HENNESSY ROAD BETWEEN PENNINGTON STREET AND 540 HENNESSY ROAD"

X THE EASTBOUND SECTION OF YEE WO STREET (SOUTHERN CARRIAGEWAY) BETWEEN PENNINGTON STREET AND CAUSEWAY ROAD" AND

* THE EASTBOUND SECTION OF YEE WO STREET (NORTHERN CARRIAGEWAY) AND CAUSEWAY ROAD BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND A POINT OPPOSITE MORETON TERRACE.

PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP ON THE EASTEOUND SECTION OF YEE WO STREET AND CAUSEWAY ROAD BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND A POINT OPPOSITE MORETON TERRACE BETWEEN 7 A.M. AND MIDNIGHT.

PLB’S WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SECTION OF PENNINGTON STREET EETWEEN IRVING STREET AND YEE WO STREET" THE WESTBOUND SECTION OF YEE WO STREET BETWEEN PENNINGTON STREET AND HENNESSY ROAD" AND THE EASTEOUND SECTION OF YEE WO STREET BETWEEN PENNINGTON STREET AND CAUSEWAY ROAD.

IN ADDITION THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF YEE WO STREET INTO TUNG LO WAN ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD.

PLB STANDS WILL EE SET UP IN THE SECTION OF TUNG LO WAN ROAD OPPOSITE THE QUEEN’S COLLEGE AND IN JARDINE’S BAZAAR.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1978

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EXCURSIONS FOR WORKERS * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS ORGANISING A NUMBER OF THRILLING +AWAY FROM IT ALL+ EXCURSIONS FOR WORKING PEOPLE AS PART OF A PROJECT SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO GIVE WORKERS A BREAK FROM THE PRESSURES OF THEIR aORK.

THERE ARE SIX EXCURSIONS LINED UP BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, EACH LASTING FOUR DAYS. THEY WILL lAKE PLACE IN THE SAI KUNG OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE AND VARIOUS OUTLYING ISLANDS.

THE FIRST TWO EXCURSIONS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 16 AND 17 AND THE REST IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMEER.

THE EXCURSION PROGRAMME WILL START IN THE AFTERNOON AT SAI KUNG OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE WHERE PARTICIPANTS CAN TAKE PART IN SWIMMING, ARCHERY, CANOEING, ROPE COURSES, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND OTHER ACTIVITIES.

ON THE SECOND DAY, PARTICIPANTS WILL GO ON A STUDY TOUR OF THE SCENIC ISLANDS IN SAI KUNG AREA NOTING THEIR SPECIAL FEATURES AND CHARACTERISTICS. A BARBECUE PARTY ..ILL BE HELD IN THE EVENING AT THE RECREATION CENTRE.

PROGRAMME FOR THE THIRD DAY WILL START WITH A TRIP TO LANTAU ISLAND WHERE THE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY HORSE-RIDING, ROLLER-SKATING, CYCLING AND HIKING. ACCOMMODATION WILL BE PROVIDED AT A GUEST HOUSE ON NGONG PING.

ON THE LAST DAY, A MORE RELAXED PROGRAMME HAS BEEN LAID OUT, BEGINNING WITH WATCHING A SUNRISE AND ENDING IN THE AFTERNOON AFTER A COACH TOUR OF THE ISLAND.

COMMENTING ON THE +AWAY FROM IT ALL+ PROJECT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE SAID THE AIM WAS TO ENABLE PEOPLE-IN-EMPLOYMENT TO FORGET ABOUT WORK FOR A FEW DAYS AND GO BACK TO NATURE TO UNWIND THEMSELVES.

IT IS GENERALLY RECOGNISED THAT TENSION AND FATIGUE FOR THOSE EMPLOYED IN MODERN HIGH PRESSURE INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CAN BE RELIEVED BY PROGRAMMES OF RECREATION, HE ADDED.

MEANWHILE, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE ROYAL NAVY ARE ALSO JOINTLY ORGANISING A SIMILAR FOUR-DAY EXCURSION ON OCTOBER 15.

APPLICATIONS FOR JOINING ANY OF THESE EXCURSIONS ARE BEING INVITED. THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 23. FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PROGRAMME, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN CONTACT THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE HEADQUARTERS AT WING ON CENTRE, 111 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL (TELEPHONE NUMBER 5-458511) OR ITS BRANCH OFF ICES.

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WATER CUT * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN SHAU KEI WAN AND wONG TAI SIN WILL EE INTERRUPTED FOR A FEW HOURS ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) TO FACILITATE THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT TO CARRY OUT LEAKAGE TESTS.

IN SHAU KEI WAN, WATER SUPPLY WILL BE CUT OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY. THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY SUN SING STREET AND SHING ON STREET INCLUDING SHAU KEI WAN ROAD AND SAI WAN HO STREET.

IN WONG TAI SIN, THE SUPPLY WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT(WEDNESDAY)TO 6 A.M. ON THURSDAY. PREMISES TO EE AFFECTED ARE BLOCKS 16, 17, 26 AND 27, LOWER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE, KAI MING LAU AND TAK MING LAU.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN HUNG HOM * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE + N0 LEFT TURN+ BAN AT THE JUNCTION OF GILLIES AVENUE AND BAKER STREET IN HUNG HOM WILL BE LIFTED FROM 13 A.M. ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC SITUATION IN THE AREA.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTOR I STS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1978

CONTENTS

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TRADE INDEX FOR JANUARY - JUNE 1978 .................... 1

PHYSICAL EDUCATION OFFICER RETIRES ..................... 4

BUILDING DECLARED DANGEROUS ............................ 5

LADY MACLEHOSE TO VISIT HANDICAPPED CHILDREN’S CAMP .. 5

WATER CUT IN TSUEN WAN ................................. 6

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1978

TRADE INDEX FOR JANUARY - JUNE 1978

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EXPORTS ROSE BY THREE PER

THE PRICES AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC

CENT AND SEVEN PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YcAR OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO FIGURES RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

BUT IMPORT PRICES AND VOLUME MOVED UP MUCH FASTER AT FIVE PER CENT AND 15 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

AS A RESULT OF PRICES OF IMPORTS RISING FASTER THAN EXPORTS. THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX FELL FROM 98 (JANUARY - JUNE 1977) TO 96 (JANUARY - JUNE 1978).

THE PRICES ARE EASED ON UNIT VALUES WHICH DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CHANGES IN THE QUALITY OF GOODS TRADED. THE CHANGES IN THE VOLUME OF TRADE ARE DERIVED FROM TRADE VALUES, LESS THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

AN ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIVE CHANGES IN THE UNIT VALUES AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY IS GIVEN BELOW:

CHANGES IN JAN.-JUNE 1978 OVER JAN.-JUNE 1977 (1973-100)

EXPORT UNIT VALUES EXPORT VOLUME

CLOTHING (EXCEPT FUR) + 4% + 3%

TRANSISTORISED RADIOS - 8% -23%

TEXTILE FABRICS - 6% + 5%

WATCHES AND CLOCKS + 8% +49%

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - 3% + 11%

NET AL MANUFACTURES +10% *

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD - 6% - 5%

FOOTWEAR + 4% + 7%

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES -14% + 6%

METAL ORES AND SCRAP - 4% +10%

ALL COMMODITIES + 3% + 7%

* NEGLIGIBLE CHANGE

THE TRENDS IN PRICES AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS VARIED.

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A SHARP FALL WAS OBSERVED IN BOTH THE PRICES AND VOLUME OF TRANSISTORISED RADIOS BECAUSE OF A DROP IN DEMAND FROM THE U.S MARKET. HOWEVER, THE EXPORT VOLUME OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS INCREASED BY 49 PER CENT, MORE THAN OFFSETTING THE DECREASES IN OTHER CATEGORIES..

IN VOLUME TERMS, CLOTHING, THE PRINCIPAL DOMESTIC EXPORTS, ROSE BY THREE PER CENT AND THIS WAS ALMOST ENTIRELY ATTRIBUTED TO MORE FAVOURABLE DEMAND FOR WOOLEN CLOTHING WHICH ROSE BY 22 PER CENT. EXPORTS OF FOOTWEAR AND ELECTRONIC GOODS BY QUANTITY GREW BY SEVEN PER CENT AND 11 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

EXPORT PRICES FOR TEXTILE FABRICS AND YARN WERE DOWN BY SIX PER CENT WHILST VOLUME OF TEXTILE FABRICS GAINED FIVE PER CENT IN CONTRAST TO A DROP OF FIVE PER CENT IN TEXTILE YARN.

THE PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF IMPORTS CLASSIFIED BY END-USE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

CHANGES IN JAN.-JUNE 1978 OVER JAN.-JUNE 1977 (1973=100)

IMPORT VOLUME

IMPORT UNIT VALUES

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES + 1% +18%

CONSUMER GOODS + 12% +25%

FOODSTUFFS + 6% + 4%

CAPITAL GOODS + 4% + 9%

FUELS + 2% + 4%

ALL COMMODITIES + 5% +15%

PRICES FOR RAW MATERIALS BY CATEGORY SHOWED DIFFERING TRENDS. SIGNIFICANT DECLINES IN THE PRICES OF RAW COTTON (-18 PER CENT), COTTON YARN (-7 PER CENT) AND MAN-MADE FIBRES (-7 PER CENT) WERE OBSERVED. ON THE OTHER HAND, PRICES OF OTHER RAW MATERIALS INCREASED ON A MODEST SCALE. MORE ACTIVE EXPORT DEMAND BOOSTED THE IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS.

PROMINENT INCREASES IN THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS OCCURRED IN RAW COTTON (+24 PER CENT), WOVEN COTTON FABRICS (+36 PER CENT), MAN-MADE FIBRES (+55 PER CENT), YARN AND FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES (+13 PER CENT), CHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS (+26 PER CENT) AND IRON AND STEEL (+24 PER CENT).

IMPORT PRICES OF CONSUMER GOODS CLIMBED STEEPLY BECAUSE OF SHARP INCREASES REGISTERED IN THE PRICES OF FOOTWEAR (+15 PER CENT), DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT (+11 PER CENT), RADIOS, TELEVISION SETS AND TAPE RECORDERS (+17 PER CENT) AND MOTOR CARS (+12 PER CENT).

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PRONOUNCED INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE IMPORT VOLUME OF CLOTHING (+33 PER CENT), FOOTWEAR (+22 PER CENT), PASSENGER MOTOR CARS (+65 PER CENT) AND CAMERAS AND SUPPLIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY (+32 PER CENT).

IMPORT PRICES SHOWED SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN RICE (+17 PER CENT), FRUIT (+14 PER CENT) AND VEGETABLES (+16 PER CENT). IMPORT VOLUME OF SUGAR, AND TEA AND COFFEE DROPPED SHARPLY BY 13 PER CENT AND 61 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THESE DECLINES WERE OUTWEIGHED BY MORE IMPORTS OF RICE (+16 PER CENT), VEGETABLES (+10 PER CENT), MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS (+15 PER CENT) AND SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD (+17 PER CENT).

FUELS PRICES WERE RELATIVELY STABLE INCREASING BY 2 PER CENT, WITH THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 4 PER CENT.

DEMANDS FOR CAPITAL GOODS MAINTAINED FAVOURABLE GROWTH RATES. CONSPICUOUS INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS OF TEXTILE MACHINERY AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY (+11 PER CENT) AND OFFICE MACHINES (+65 PER CENT). IN CONTRAST THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS OF TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT SLIPPED 18 PER CENT. IMPORT PRICES OF CAPITAL GOODS IN GENERAL INCREASED BY 3 TO 4 PER CENT AMONG DIFFERENT CATEGORIES.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION OFFICER RETIRES

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A WELL-KNOWN FIGURE IN HONG KONG SPORTS HAS RETIRED FROM GOVERNMENT SERVICE AFTER 20 YEARS.

HE IS MR. MICHAEL CASWELL, PRINCIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND SPORT UNIT WHICH HE HELPED SET UP IN 1974.

MR. CASWELL WAS BORN IN 1926 AND EDUCATED AT BRYANSTON SCHOOL. HE WAS COMMISSIONED IN THE BRITISH ARMY DURING WORLD WAR II AND LEFT THE ARMY AS A CAPTAIN IN 1948.

HE UNDERTOOK FURTHER STUDIES AT LOUGHBOROUGH COLLEGE AND THE STATE GYMNASTIC INSTITUTE IN DENMARK, SPECIALISING IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND SPORT.

MR. CASWELL JOINED THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AS A SPECIALIST IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN 1958. PREVIOUSLY, HE WAS IN CHARGE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AT KING’S SCHOOL, CANTERBURY, THE OLDEST PUBLIC SCHOOL IN ENGLAND.

IN 1966, HE WAS APPOINTED AS EDUCATION OFFICER AND PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR IN 1973.

MR. CASWELL WAS PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND SPORT UNIT, IN 1974 TO HEAD THE NEWLY FORMED GOVERNMENT RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE.

IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS, MR. CASWELL FULLY INVOLVED HIMSELF IN THE EXPANSION AND THE GROWTH OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AS WELL AS THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT IN HONG KONG.

HE TOOK THE HONG KONG HOCKEY TEAM TO PARTICIPATE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 1964 OLYMPIC GAMES HELD IN TOKYO, JAPAN.

MR. CASWELL ALSO DEVOTED MUCH OF HIS TIME AND ENERGY ON DEVELOPING RECREATION AND SPORT FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED IN HONG KONG.

IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION, MR. CASWELL WAS AWARDED THE QUEEN’S SILVER JUBILEE MEDAL IN JUNE, 1977.

HE LEFT HONG KONG EARLIER THIS MONTH ON PRE-RETIREMENT LEAVE.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1978

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BUILDING DECLARED DANGEROUS

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY DECLARED NO. 35B WELLINGTON STREET TO BE IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION.

IN A STATEMENT ISSUED THIS MORNING THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THAT THE FOUR-STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDING IS CONSTRUCTED OF LOAD-BEARING ERICK WALLS AND TIMBER FLOORS.

RECENTLY FRACTURES HAD BEEN OBSERVED IN THE EXPOSED PARTY WALL AND A DETAILED INSPECTION REVEALED THAT EXTENSIVE MOVEMENT HAD OCCURRED IN THE MAIN WALLS. AS THERE IS A SERIOUS RISK OF COLLAPSE THE CLOSURE AND DEMOLITION OF THIS BUILDING IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY.

A NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 A.M. ON OCTOBER 3, 1978 WAS POSTED TODAY.

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LADY MACLEHOSE TO VISIT HANDICAPPED CHILDREN'S CAMP ******

LADY MACLEHOSE WILL VISIT A CAMP FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AT THE HONG KONG PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION’S SILVERMINE BAY CAMP, LANTAU ISLAND, ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

THE CAMP IS ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS AS PART OF THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

LADY MACLEHOSE’S VISIT WILL LAST ONE HOUR STARTING AT 11 A.M. SHE WILL WATCH ABOUT 50 CHILDREN TAKING PART IN VARIOUS GROUP GAMES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER LADY MACLEHOSE’S VISIT.

MARINE DEPARTMENT LAUNCH NO. 50 WILL TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM SILVERMINE BAY, LANTAU ISLAND. THE LAUNCH WILL LEAVE QUEEN’S PIER, IN CENTRAL AT 9.15 A.M. ON THURSDAY AND WILL RETURN ABOUT NOON.

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WATER CUT IN TSUEN WAN K * K *

THE-Js/ATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE STOPPED FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY SHA TSUI ROAD, TEXACO ROAD, YEUNG UK ROAD AND LUEN YAN STREET INCLUDING KWU HANG ROAD AND WANG WO TSAI STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG TEL: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LABOUR COMMISSIONER SPELLS OUT FACTORS AFFECTING LABOUR RELATIONS ...................................................... i

CALL FOR PRECAUTION AGAINST HILL FIRES ....................... 3

C.Y.C. MOVEMENT OFFERS STUDENTS CHANCE TO ASSUME ADULT RESPONSIBILITY, SAYS TOPLEY .................................. 4

TOPPING OUT OF BRITISH FORCES NEW HEADQUARTERS ................. 5

METRICATION BOOKLET ON SALE ..................................   6

JURY LIST.....................................;................. 6

LEI MUK SHUE POST OFFICE CHANGES AFTERNOON BUSINESS HOURS ... 7

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KOWLOON TONG ........................... 7

WATER CUT IN THE MID-LEVELS .................................... 7

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1978

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HENDERSON SPELLS OUT FACTORS INFLUENCING LABOUR RELATIONS

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THE MAJOR FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE LABOUR RELATIONS IN THE ASIAN PACIFIC REGION WERE DESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, l*R. NEIL HENDERSON, AT THE OPENING OF THE SECOND ASIAN CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT HELD IN HONG KONG TODAY.

THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY LABOUR RELATIONS ISSUES IN THE REGION IS BEING ATTENDED BY DELEGATES FROM 14 COUNTRIES.

IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, MR. HENDERSON SAID THAT COUNTRIES WITHIN THE REGION HAD, FOR HISTORIAL REASONS, TAKEN ON MUCH OF THE WESTERN METHOD AND APPROACH TO LABOUR RELATIONS. HE CALLED FOR MORE ADAPTATION TO LOCAL CULTURAL INFLUENCES AND TRADITIONS.

+MANY OF THE TRADE DISPUTES DEALT WITH BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN HONG KONG HAVE ARISEN FROM LOCAL CIRCUMSTANCES AND ATTITUDES, AND HAVE HAD TO BE RESOLVED BY METHODS AND APPROACHES THAT YOU WILL NOT FIND IN THE CASE STUDIES OF THE HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL OR THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS,* MR. HENDERSON SAID.

HE REFERRED TO THE RAPID GROWTH OF THE COMMUNICATION MEDIA IN THE REGION, AND URGED DELEGATES TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE EFFECTS ON LABOUR RELATIONS ISSUES WHICH INEVITABLY RESULTED FROM MEDIA COVERAGE OF TRADE DISPUTES.

THE REPORTING OF STRIKES, PICKETTINGS AND SHUT-DOWNS HAD QUITE UNDERSTANDABLY BECOME WELCOME FODDER FOR THE NEWS MEDIA, HE SAID, ADDING THAT THE NEWSPAPER OR TV STATION WHICH FAILED TO REPORT SUCH EVENTS WOULD SOON FIND ITSELF IN TROUBLE.

+BUT WE ALL KNOW HOW UNBALANCED A PICTURE THIS PRESENTS INSOFAR AS IT REPRESENTS ONLY A MINUTE FRACTION OF THE OVERALL FIELD OF LABOUR RELATIONS AND THE DAY-TO-DAY ADMINISTRATION OF THE PERSONNEL AFFAIRS OF COMPANIES AND ORGANISATIONS,* THE COMMISSIONER SAID.

HE ADDED: +THOSE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO LACK SOPHISTICATION OR ARE NOT PARTICULARLY WELL INFORMED, OR WHO MAY NOT FULLY UNDERSTAND THE REAL ISSUES, FREQUENTLY DRAW THE WRONG CONCLUSIONS. IN FACT, HOWEVER TRULY AND HONESTLY THIS REPORTING IS DONE, IT CAN AND DOES AFFECT THE LABOUR RELATIONS SITUATION, PARTICULARLY DURING THE COURSE OF A DISPUTE.

+MY POINT IS NOT THAT THE PRESS AND OTHER MEDIA COULD OR SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED, BUT SIMPLY THAT THOSE WORKING IN THE LABOUR RELATIONS FIELD MUST IN THEIR WORK INCREASINGLY TAKE ACCOUNT OF THIS FACTOR.

+GENERALLY SPEAKING, SOLUTIONS TO TRADE DISPUTES ARE NOT FOUND IN PUBLIC EXPRESSIONS OF OUTRAGE BY EMPLOYERS OR EMPLOYEES. EVENTUALLY SOLUTIONS ARE FOUND IN PRIVATE — IN SMOKE-FILLED ROOMS PERHAPS LATE AT NIGHT. IN ESSENCE, UNDISTURBED DIALOGUE OUT OF THE PUBLIC VIEW IS ESSENTIAL FOR SETTLEMENT OF LABOUR DISPUTES, HOWEVER MUCH POSTURING AND CLAMOUR MAY GO ON ELSEWHERE,* MR. HENDERSON SAID.

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THE COMMISSIONER LISTED FOUR ELEMENTS WHICH HE SAID WERE COMMON AND UNIVERSAL IN THE FIELD OF LABOUR RELATIONS — INFORMATION, COURTESY, SENSITIVITY AND COMMUNICATION.

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HE SAID THE PROCESS OF INFORMI NG. EMPLOYEES OF THEIR ENTITLEMENTS PRESENTED A LABOUR ADMINISTRATION WITH IMMENSE PROBLEMS WHEN THE CLIENT WAS THE WHOLE WORKFORCE. IT WAS NECESSARY TO TRY AND CONVEY IN COMPARATIVELY SIMPLE FASHION WHAT WAS OFTEN QUITE COMPLEX LEGISLATION.

ON THE QUESTION OF COURTESY, MR. HENDERSON SAID: +l HAVE LOST COUNT OF THE NUMBER OF DISPUTES -- MANY MINOR BUT SOME EVEN MAJOR — WHICH WERE STARTED BY OR WERE AGGRAVATED BY ACTS OF DISCOURTESY. THESE RANGE FROM THE SWEARING FOREMAN TO THE DELIBERATE AND CALCULATED AFFRONT.+

HE DESCRIBED SENSITIVITY AS PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT OF LABOUR RELATIONS. +l CONTINUE TO BE SURPRISED AT THE DISPUTES THA'l ARE SET OFF BY QUITE ELEMENTARY MISTAKES OF INSENSITIVITY. TO TAKE A SIMPLE EXAMPLE — THE TAKING ON OF NEW LABOUR AND PAYING THEM MORE THAN THE EXISTING WORKFORCE ON THE SAME JOBS. THIS IS A SURE RECIPE FOR DISASTER, SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE OUTRAGE OF THE WORKERS’ FEELINGS AT THE NATURAL INJUSTICE OF IT.+

IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATION, MR. HENDERSON SAID THAT LINGUISTIC DIFFERENCES WERE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN MANY AREAS OF THE REGION. DISPUTES WERE NOT INFREQUENTLY CAUSED BY MISTRANSLATIONS AND MISINTERPRETATIONS, PARTICULARLY WHERE THE CONCEPTUAL BASES FOR THE LANGUAGES BEING USED WERE DIFFERENT.

HE SUGGESTED THAT MORE ATTENTION NEEDED TO BE PAID TO THIS PROBLEM BY MANAGEMENTS, AND MORE RESOURCES DEVOTED TO IT IN LARGER CONCERNS WHERE MIXED LANGUAGE GROUPS WERE EMPLOYED OR A LINGUA FRANCA WAS USED.

THE COMMISSIONER CONCLUDED BY EMPHASISING THE NEED FOR THE HEADS OF MAJOR ORGANISATIONS TO TAKE A PRIME INTEREST IN THE PEOPLE-ASPECT OF THEIR BUSINESSES. HE SAID: +IT IS VITAL THAT THE PERSONNEL POLICIES AND THE CLIMATE OF GOOD LABOUR RELATIONS SHOULD STEM FROM A HIGH LEVEL, AND CONVERSELY THE FEELINGS OF THE PEOPLE ON THE SHOP FLOOR SHOULD BE MADE KNOWN TO THE VERY TOP.+

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WARNING AGAINST LIGHTING FIRE IN COUNTRYSIDE

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THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY URGED VISITORS AND PICNICKERS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION AGAINST FIRE NOW THAT THE DRY SEASON IS APPROACHING.

THE APPEAL'FOLLOWS REPORTS OF 37 GRASS FIRES DURING THE THREE DAYS OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL HOLIDAYS BETWEEN LAST SATURDAY AND MONDAY.

FOUR GRASS FIRES BROKE OUT ON HONG KONG AND OUTLYING ISLANDS, SEVEN IN KOWLOON AND 26 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. THREE OF THE FIRES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES RAGED FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT WARNED THAT THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF HILL FIRES IN RECENT WEEKS, BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED MOSTLY BY CARELESSNESS OF VISITORS TO COUNTRYSIDE.

HE SAID THAT EACH YEAR THOUSANDS OF TREES WERE DESTROYED AND HUNDREDS OF ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE WERE BLACKENED BECAUSE OF CARELESSNESS OF HOLIDAYMAKERS.

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HE APPEALED TO THE PUBLIC TO ENSURE THE FOLLOWING SIMPLE RULES ARE ADHERED TO WHEN VISITING THE COUNTRYSIDE:

X CIGARETTE ENDS AND MATCHES SHOULD BE PROPERLY

- EXTINGUISHED BEFORE BEING DISPOSED 0F=

X LIGHT BARBECUE FIRES ONLY IN DESIGNATED PLACES AND DO NOT LEAVE BURNING PAPER AND CHARCOAL UNATTENDED’ /

X TAKE CARE WHEN HANDLING JOSS STICKS, CANDLES, LANTERNS OR WHEN BURNING PAPER DURING GRAVESIDE CEREMONIES OR OTHER FESTIVALS’ AND

X CLEAR AWAY ALL RUBBISH BEFORE LEAVING THE SCENE.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED THE PUBLIC THAT APART FROM DESIGNATED AREAS, IT IS AN OFFENCE TO LIGHT A FIRE NEAR A FOREST PLANTATION OR A PROHIBITED AREA IN THE COUNTRYSIDE.

+ANY PERSON WHO IS FOUND COMMITTING SUCH AN OFFENCE IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF UP TO 32,030 AND ONE YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT,* HE WARNED.

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C.Y.C. MOVEMENT OFFERS STUDENTS CHANCE TO ASSUME ADULT RESPONSIBILITY, SAYS TOPLEY ******

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUBS MOVEMENT IS OFFERING STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND TO LEARN TO ASSUME ADULT RESPONSIBILITY TO BECOME USEFUL CITIZENS WHILE STILL AT SCHOOL, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY, SAID TODAY.

MR. TOPLEY WAS SPEAKING TO MEMBERS OF THE CITY LIONS CLUB AT THEIR REGULAR LUNCHEON MEETING ON THE C.Y.C. MOVEMENT IN WHICH THE CLUB PLAYED AN ACTIVE ROLE. THE CLUB DONATED $250,000 TO THE MOVEMENT AND TWO OF ITS MEMBERS ARE ALSO ACTIVELY INVOLVED.

+THE MOVEMENT WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED AS PART OF THE ’KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN’ DRIVE IN 1974 AND WAS REBORN LAST YEAR UNDER THE WING OF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AS ’COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUBS’,+ MR. TOPLEY SAID. IT NOW HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF OVER 16,000 PUPILS FROM 314 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS.

VISITS ARE ARRANGED FOR C.Y.C. MEMBERS TO ORGANISATIONS SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND THEY ARE THEN ENCOURAGED TO TAKE AN ACTIVE PART EITHER IN HELPING SUCH ORGANISATIONS OR BY DOING SOMETHING ON THEIR OWN.

MR. TOPLEY SAID THE SIMPLE SLOGAN +LEARN, BE CONCERNED AND SERVE+ MIGHT WELL BE ADOPTED FOR THE C.Y.C. MOVEMENT.

HE ADDED THAT OVER 1,000 C.Y.C. MEMBERS WOULD BE INVOLVED LATER THIS WEEK IN HELPING ACAN TO DISTRIBUTE LEAFLETS AS PART OF AN ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN.

+NOW IF MEMBERS NOT ONLY TAKE PART IN THE LEAFLET DISTRIBUTION BUT ALSO FIND OUT FOR THEMSELVES AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ABOUT DRUG ADDICTION PROBLEMS THEY WILL PROBABLY COME TO REALISE THE IMPORTANCE OF SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE OF EX-DRUG ADDICTS AND COULD HELP ACAN BY SPREADING THIS MESSAGE IN THEIR OWN DISTRICT,* HE SUGGESTED.

HE SAID THE SAME APPLIED TO A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS FIRE PREVENTION, CLEAN HONG KONG, ROAD SAFETY AND COURTESY CAMPAIGNS AND IN FACT ANYTHING THAT CONTRIBUTED TOWARDS WELFARE AND COMMUNITY BUILDING.

+ THE C.Y.C. MOVEMENT,* MR. TOPLEY ADDED, +IS INTENDED TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN STUDY AND APPLICATION- IT IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE THAT FORMAL STUDY IN SCHOOL CAN BE DIRECTLY RELATED TO PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT OUT OF SCHOOL.

+HAVING STUDIED, HE TRIED TO GET INVOLVED, TO SEE HOW HE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO WHAT IS GOING ON AND IN DOING SO BECOMES A USEFUL AND ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY WHEN HE IS STILL AT SCHOOL.

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+IT IS THIS MARRYING OF EDUCATION TO REAL LIFE THAT DISTINGUISHES THE C.Y.C. MOVEMENT FROM OTHER YOUTH GROUPS, THAT JUSTIFIES ITS PLACE IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND MAKES IT ONE OF THE FINEST WAYS A STUDENT CAN SERVE HIS COMMUNITY.+

ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE MOVEMENT, MR. TOPLEY SAID THE DEPARTMENT HAD STARTED A RECRUITMENT DRIVE TO DOUBLE ITS MEMBERSHIP. PLANS WERE ALSO IN HAND TO SET UP COMMITTEES TO CO-ORDINATE THE ACTIVITIES OF GROUPS OF 30 SCHOOLS AND TO SEEK OUT THE PARTICULAR INTERESTS AND NEEDS OF THE C.Y.C.’S IN THE SCHOOLS THEY CO-ORDINATE.

TO ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO SET AN EXAMPLE OF CONCERNED CITIZENSHIP BY TAKING PART IN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS AND BY TAKING A PERSONAL INTEREST IN COMMUNITY PROBLEMS AND THE WELFARE OF SOCIETY, A MERIT AWARD SCHEME WILL BE INTRODUCED THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

+MERIT AWARDS IN THE FORM OF GREEN, ORANGE AND PURPLE BADGES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE MEMBERS WHO HAVE EARNED SUFFICIENT POINTS. POINTS WILL BE AWARDED ACCORDING TO THE PARTICIPATION OF MEMBERS IN ANY KIND OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL OR TO INDIVIDUALS.

+SUCH SERVICE COULD SIMPLY BE IDENTIFYING OF COMMUNITY DEFICIENCIES, OR HELPING TO KEEP THE COUNTRYSIDE CLEAN, OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY SERVICE THAT THE C.Y.C. HAS FOUND TO BE NEEDED BY THE COMMUNITY,* MR. TOPLEY SAID.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR BRITISH FORCES * * * *

THE NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR THE BRITISH FORCES AT H.M.S. TAMAR WILL BE TOPPED OUT AT 11.40 A.M. TOMORROW (THURSDAY) BY MR. JACK STEAN, DIRECTOR OF BUILDING DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE EVENT. REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOULD REPORT AT THE MAIN GATE OF H.M.S. TAMAR NOT LATER THAN 11.10 A.M. TOMORROW. THEY WILL BE MET THERE BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS STAFF FROM J.S.P.R.S. AND P.W.D.

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METRICATION BOOKLET PUBLISHED * * * * *

AS THE PROCESS OF METRICATION CONTINUES TO MOVE AHEAD IN HONG KONG, A BOOKLET HAS BEEN PUBLISHED TO MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO CONVERT FIGURES FROM NON-METRIC TO METRIC UNITS, AND VICE VERSA.

THE BOOKLET TITLED +CONVERSION FACTORS AND CONVERSION TABLES+ IS IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE.

IT IS PREPARED BY THE GOVERNMENT’S METRICATION UNIT, AND IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE AND AT LEADING BOOKSHOPS.

THE PRICE, WHICH HAS DELIBERATELY BEEN KEPT AS LOW AS POSSIBLE, IS $3 A COPY.

THE GOVERNMENT’S METRICATION OFFICER, MR. JAMES MCGUINNIETY, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE BOOKLET WAS EASY TO USE AND WOULD BE A HANDY AND ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR BOTH THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND FOR SPECIALISTS.

+1 AM SURE THIS PUBLICATION WILL ENJOY AN INCREASINGLY WIDE SALE AS METRICATION COMES TO AFFECT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE,+ HE SAID.

THE 36-PAGE BOOKLET HAS FOUR MAIN SECTIONS. THE FIRST GIVES RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO USE THE TABLES AND ADVICE ON THE DEGREE OF +ROUNDING OFF+ IN CONVERTING FROM NON-METRIC TO METRIC UNITS.

SECTION 2 GIVES A LIST OF COMMONLY USED UNITS AND TWO-WAY APPROXIMATE CONVERSION FACTORS.

IN SECTION 3 THERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE ALPHABETICAL LIST OF UNITS WITH SIX-DECIMAL FIGURE CONVERSION FACTORS. THIS SECTION IS PRIMARILY INTENDED FOR TECHNICAL PURPOSES.

THE LAST SECTION COMPRISES LISTS OF +SIMPLE TO USE+ TWO-WAY CONVERSION TABLES WITH A WORKED EXAMPLE AT THE END OF EACH TABLE.

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JURY LIST

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THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT, MR. SIMON MAYO, ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT A FURTHER LIST OF COMMON JURORS WILL BE POSTED ON THE NOTICE BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

THE LIST WILL REMAIN POSTED FOR 14 DAYS DURING WHICH PERIOD ANY PERSON MAY APPLY BY NOTICE IN WRITING TO THE REGISTRAR REQUIRING THAT HIS NAME OR THE NAME OF SOME OTHER PERSON BE POSTED OR REMOVED UPON CAUSE DULY ASSIGNED IN SUCH NOTICE.

THE REGISTRAR WILL IN HIS DISCRETION, POST OR REMOVE SUCH NAME ACCORDINGLY AND IF NECESSARY ALTER THE LIST.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1978

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LEI MUK SHUE POST OFFICE BUSINESS HOURS *******

THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) THE AFTERNOON BUSINESS HOURS OF LEI MUK SHUE POST OFFICE AT BLOCK 10, LEI MUK SHUE ESTATE WILL BE FROM 2.30 P.M. TO 5 P.M. INSTEAD OF 2.15 P.M. TO 5 P.M. UNDER THE EXISTING TIME SCHEDULE.

THE MORNING AND WEEKEND BUSINESS HOURS OF THE POST OFFICE WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KOWLOON TONG

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM 10 A.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL EE IMPLEMENTED IN KOWLOON TONG.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS NORTHBOUND VEHICLES FROM PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE TRAFFIC LANE BEFORE REACHING THE PRINCE EDWARD ROAD FLYOVER. MOTORISTS WISHING TO GO TO MONG KOK WILL HAVE TO USE GROUND LEVEL ROADS.

AT THE SAME TIME, SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES ON WATERLOO ROAD TURNING LEFT FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WESTBOUND AND ALSO THOSE EMERGING FROM THE U-TURN LOOP ON WATERLOO ROAD UNDER THE PRINCE EDWARD ROAD FLYOVER WILL HAVE TO USE THE GROUND LEVEL ROADS INSTEAD OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WATER CUT IN MID-LEVEL AREA

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WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN THE MID-LEVELS

WILL BE STOPPED FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) TO 6 A.M. (FRIDAY) TO ENABLE LEAKAGE TESTS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE 62-70, 69F-95E ROBINSON ROAD, 1-29, 2A, 4A-4P SEYMOUR ROAD, 10, 2A-39A CASTLE ROAD, 132-156 CAINE ROAD, 4-8 CASTLE STEPS INCLUDING EXCELSIOR TERRACE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NEW BRITISH FORCES HEADQUARTERS TOPPED OUT ............. 1

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES READILY ACCEPT ARBITRATION SERVICE ................................................ 2

LADY MACLEHOSE VISITS HANDICAPPED CHILDREN’S CAMP ...... 4

SECOND STAGE OF NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN HO MAN TIN AND KOWLOON TONG EFFECTIVE TOMORROW .................... 5

PRE-WAR BUILDINGS DECLARED DANGEROUS ................... 6

TAI PO ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF ON SATURDAY ........ 7

CONNECTION OP AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAT CONTRACT ............. 7

SNT TO OPEN CAS SUB-AREA HEADQUARTERS .................. 8

PRISONS DEPARTMENT’S PASSING-OUT PARADE ................ 8

U.K. STUDY TOUR FOR IMMIGRATION OFFICERS ............... 9

PLB RESTRICTED ZONE IN KWAI CHUNG ...................... 9

WATER CUT............................................... 10

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1978

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NEW BRITISH FORCES HEADQUARTERS TOPPED OUT ******

THE 28-STOREY NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING FOR THE BRITISH FORCES, AN IMPOSING COMPLEX ON HONG KONG’S WATERFRONT, WAS TOPPED OUT TODAY BY MR. JACK STEAN, DIRECTOR OF BUILDING DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

PRESENT AT*THE TOPPING-OUT CEREMONY WERE A NUMBER OF. SENIOR OFFICERS FROM THE BRITISH FORCES IN HONG KONG INCLUDING COL. JOHN CORNELL, SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF OFFICER AT HEADQUARTERS BRITISH FORCES AND CDR. ANDREW MARX, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HMS TAMAR.

MR. STEAN SAID THE TOPPING OUT CEREMONY WAS A MILESTONE IN THE REPROVISIONING OF VICTORIA BARRACKS.

+NOW THAT THE STRUCTURE IS COMPLETED AND FINISHING AND FITTING-OUT WORKS ARE WELL ADVANCED, THE COMPLETION OF THE BUILDING IN TIME IS MORE THAN POSSIBLE. I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE TARGET DATE FOR COMPLETION WILL NOW BE ACHIEVED,+ HE SAID.

+IN ADDITION TO THE MAGNITUDE OF THIS PROJECT AND THE TIGHT TIME SCALE FOR THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION, THE COMPLEXITY OF THE REQUIREMENTS PRESENTED MANY PROBLEMS WHICH COULD NOT BE SOLVED EASILY AND THE PROGRESS SO FAR MADE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE CONCERTED EFFORTS OF ALL CONCERNED,+ MR. STEAN ADDED.

COL. JOHN CORNELL COMMENTING ON THE CONSTRUCTION WORK SAID THAT +THE BRITISH FORCES HAVE BEEN MUCH IMPRESSED WITH THE SPEED AND EFFICIENCY WITH WHICH BOTH THE P.W.D. AND THE CONTRACTORS HAVE GONE ABOUT THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS VERY IMPRESSIVE BUILDING.+

+IT IS AN UNUSUAL AND IN SOME WAYS DIFFICULT STRUCTURE WHICH HAS HAD TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN A VERY TIGHT TIME SCALE. THE FACT THAT THE BUILDING PROGRAMME IS ON TIME REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT ON ALL CONCERNED,+ HE SAID.

A FIVE-STOREY PODIUM OF THE NEW COMPLEX COVERS A GROUND AREA OF 3,000 SQUARE METRES WITH THE FIRST TWO FLOORS DESIGNED AS CARPARK. THE THIRD AND FOURTH FLOORS ARE PARTIALLY COMBINED TO FORM HIGH CEILINGS FOR THE GYMNASIUM AND SHOOTING GALLERY. THE LARGE GYMNASIUM WHICH IS DESIGNED FOR ALL TYPES OF INDOOR GAMES AND PHYSICAL TRAINING ACTIVITIES BOASTS A CEILING HEIGHT OF 7.6 METERS.

THREE PROJECTING BAYS DESIGNED BETWEEN THE THIRD AND FOURTH FLOORS WILL ACCOMMODATE THE SQUASH COURTS WITH THE PLAYING LEVEL ON THE THIRD AND THE VIEWING GALLERY ON THE FOURTH. SOME ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES AND GENERAL STORES ARE LOCATED ON THE HARBOUR SIDE OF THE FIFTH FLOOR WITH AN ANGLICAN CHAPEL SITED ALONG THE HARCOURT ROAD CORNER OF THE COMPLEX. THE LARGE PODIUM ROOF WILL PROVIDE THE FACILITY OF TWO TENNIS COURTS AND LANDSCAPED SITTING OUT AREAS.

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THE PODIUM IS LINKED BY A FOUR-STOREY +BRACKET+ IN AN INVERTED PYRAMID SHAPE WITH A 19-STOREY SQUARE TOWER. THE 1OTH TO THE 14TH FLOORS OF THE TOWER WILL HOUSE THE MAIN OFFICE COMPLEX AND THE REMAINING UPPER FLOORS WILL CONTAIN SERVICE MESSES, AND SLEEPING ACCOMMODATION FOR BOTH OFFICERS AND MEN.

THE BUILDING RESTS ON RECLAIMED LAND AND THE SOIL CONDITIONS AND TIDAL INFLUENCES NECESSITATED THE USE OF SHEET PILING FOR HALF THE SITE IN ADDITION TO THE CAISSON PILED FOUNDATION.

THE ENTIRE EXTERIOR IS FINISHED WITH WHITE GLASS MOSAIC TILES WITH SOME AREAS ACCENTUATED IN BLACK. ALL WINDOWS ARE ENCASED IN ALUMINIUM FRAMES FITTED WITH ANTI-GLARE TINTED GLASS OF AN OLIVEGREEN COLOUR, SELECTED TO HELP KEEP OUT THE GLARE BUT TO LET IN SUFFICIENT SUNLIGHT.

A COMPREHENSIVE FIRE ALARM AND SPRINKLER SYSTEM HAS BEEN INSTALLED TO PROTECT THE ENTIRE COMPLEX AGAINST FIRE. THE BUILDING IS AIR-CONDITIONED BY A CENTRAL PLANT ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE PODIUM.

THE MAIN CONTRACTOR FOR THE NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, CONSTRUCTED AT A COST OF ABOUT HKS66.5 MILLION, IS TECHNIC CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED.

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EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES READILY ACCEPT ARBITRATION SERVICE *****

THERE IS A NOTICEABLE CHANGE IN THE ATTITUDE OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES IN HONG KONG TOWARDS THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S ARBITRATION SERVICE, CHIEF LABOUR OFFICER (LABOUR RELATIONS), MR. TSUI TIM-FOOK SAID TODAY AT THE SECOND ASIAN CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT NOW BEING HELD IN HONG KONG.

MR. TSUI SAID THAT BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES WERE NOW PROMPT TO RESPOND TO THE DEPARTMENT’S ARRANGEMENTS FOR A DIALOGUE IN TRADE DISPUTES AND ALSO TO EFFORTS FOR CONCILIATION.

+EMPLOYERS ARE MUCH MORE WILLING TO OFFER BETTER CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT NOWADAYS — NOT ONLY BECAUSE THERE IS A GREAT SHORTAGE OF LABOUR BUT BECAUSE THIS HAS NOW BECOME A NEW, IRREVERSIBLE TREND, FOR OUR YOUNG WORKERS ARE BETTER EDUCATED, BETTER INFORMED, MORE ARTICULATE AND BETTER TRAINED IN THEIR JOBS THAN THEIR SENIOR GRASS-ROOTS VETERANS OF INDUSTRY,+ SAID MR. TSUI.

IN LABOUR RELATIONS, YOUNG WORKERS ARE BEGINNING TO PLAY AN INCREASINGLY ACTIVE PART, AS CAN BE SEEN FROM THE MANY 'PRESSURE GROUPS’ THEY HAVE FORMED.+

MR. TSUI SAID THAT SINCE 1967 THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, AT ALL LEVELS, HAD DEVELOPED AN UNPRECEDENTED SENSITIVITY TO TRADE DISPUTES AND A VERY GREAT CONCERN FOR INDUSTRIAL PEACE WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY TAKEN FOR GRANTED.

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+THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASING CONSCIOUSNESS ON THE PART OF WORKERS OF THEIR LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS AND RIGHTS. THIS NEW PUBLIC AWARENESS AND INTEREST, ENGENDERED BY AN ADVERSITY, IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ANNALS OF HONG KONG’S LABOUR RELATIONS,+ HE SAID.

THIS AWAKENING FROM APATHY TO ENTHUSIASM, TOGETHER WITH OTHER FACTORS, HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO MAKE MANY DECISIVE STEPS TO STRENGTHEN LABOUR RELATIONS DURING THE PAST 10 YEARS, A PROCESS WHICH IS CONTINUING TODAY. +

MR. TSUI SAID THAT IN HONG KONG MOST LABOUR ISSUES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR WERE CLEARED IN TWO WEEKS, OR AN EVEN SHORTER PERIOD. +OUR ECONOMY HAS NO PLACE FOR PROTRACTED, COSTLY TUSSLES BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES.+

HIS ADDRESS COVERED THE BARGAINING PROCESS IN HONG KONG, THE DEVELOPMENT OF LABOUR RELATIONS AND THE GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN SUCH RELATIONS — ALL IN RESPECT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

MR. TSUI SAID THIS SECTOR EMPLOYED 1.58 MILLION PEOPLE AND NOW COMPRISED MORE THAN 38,000 ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, 15,000 ESTABLISHMENTS IN COMMERCE AND 73,000 ESTABLISHMENTS IN VARIOUS SERVICES INCLUDING FINANCE AND BANKING.

AFTER DESCRIBING VARIOUS PATTERNS OF BARGAINING BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES, HE SAID THE NON-EARGAINING PROCESS WAS EQUALLY IMPORTANT IN HONG KONG, PARTICULARLY IN THE CLOTHING AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES. IN SUCH A SITUATION, THE EMPLOYER HAD TO BE CONSTANTLY ON THE ALERT FOR IMBALANCES BETWEEN THE EARNINGS OF HIS WORKERS AND THOSE IN ESTABLISHMENTS OF THE SAME INDUSTRY, AND MAKES NECESSARY WAGE ADJUSTMENTS AS SPEEDILY AS HE POSSIBLY COULD.

MR. TSUI SAID: +THIS IS BECAUSE IN A TIGHT LABOUR MARKET SUCH AS THE ONE WE HAVE HERE, AND WITH A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF FACTORIES OPERATING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ONE ANOTHER, A WORKER WHO IS NOT HAPPY WITH HIS PAY MAY SIMPLY WALK AWAY AND WORK IN ANOTHER ESTABLISHMENT WHICH OFFERS HIM MORE MONEY.+

+BUT WHETHER THE PROCESS IS ONE OF BARGAINING OR OF NON-BARGAINING,* MR. TSUI ADDED, +WE ARE ALWAYS IMPRESSED BY THE FACT THAT IN MOST INSTANCES OF UNAVOIDABLE DISCORD, THE PARTIES TRY THEIR BEST TO RESTRAIN THEMSELVES, WHICH IS ESPECIALLY TRUE AMONG THE UNIONS IN RECENT YEARS.*

THE ’ENEMY’ OR ANTAGONISTIC APPROACH, HE SAID, WHICH WAS A COMMON STRATEGY IN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN INDUSTRIAL COUNTRIES, WAS SIGNIFICANTLY ABSENT FROM THE BEHAVIOURAL PATTERN OF LOCAL EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES. INHERENT IN THE BOND BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES WAS A TRADITIONAL COMMON DESIRE FOR COMPROMISE AND RECONCILIATION.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1978

MR. TSUI SAID THAT HONG KONG SUFFERED AN AVERAGE ANNUAL LOSS OF ONLY 19.46 WORKING DAYS PER 1,000 EMPLOYEES DURING THE 10-YEAR PERIOD FROM 1968 TO 1977 — A FIGURE VERY LOW BY INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.

DURING HIS TALK, HE ALSO OUTLINED THE LABOUR LEGISLATION WHICH HAD BEEN ENACTED IN HONG KONG OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS.

ON LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S ROLE ITSELF HE SAID: +OUR ROLE IN LABOUR RELATIONS IS TO HELP CREATE AND MAINTAIN, IN HONG KONG’S OWN STYLE AS FAR AS IS PRACTICABLE, AN AGREEABLE CLIMATE OF LABOUR RELATIONS FOR CONTINUED ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ITS NECESSARY DIVERSIFICATION AND FOR THE CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT OF THE STANDARD CF LIVING. +

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LADY MACLEHOSE VISITS CAMP FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AT SILVERMINE BAY

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LADY MACLEHOSE SPENT AN HOUR TODAY VISITING A CAMP ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS AT SILVERMINE BAY, LANTAU ISLAND.

ABOUT 50 CHILDREN FROM THE KWAI FONG MORNINGLIGHT CENTRE AT KWAI CHUNG TOOK PART IN THE CAMP WHICH WAS ORGANISED AS PART OF THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

ON ARRIVAL, LADY MACLEHOSE WAS GREETED BY THE HON. SECRETARY, MRS. A. FABER AND THE HEAD INSTRUCTOR, MISS MARGARET YAM.

DURING THE VISIT, LADY MACLEHOSE WATCHED THE CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN EIGHT AND 16 PARTICIPATING IN COMPETITIVE GROUP GAMES AND LATER PRESENTED PRIZES TO THE WINNING TEAMS.

BEFORE HER DEPARTURE LADY MACLEHOSE WAS PRESENTED WITH A BOUQUET OF PAPER ROSES MADE BY THE HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.

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SECOND STAGE OF NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR HO MAN TIN AND KOWLOON TONG EFFECTIVE TOMORROW * * * * *

THE SECOND STAGE OF A TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT SCHEME FOR HO MAN TIN AND KOWLOON TONG DURING HORSE RACING IN SHA TIN WILL COME INTO EFFECT FROM 10 A.M. TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THIS STAGEr INVOLVES TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON WATERLOO ROAD BETWEEN PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD FLYOVER.

NORTHBOUND VEHICLES FROM PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE TRAFFIC LANE TO GET TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD FOR EITHER MONG KOK OR KOWLOON CITY. INSTEAD THEY MUST CONTINUE ONTO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD FLYOVER INTO KOWLOON TONG.

MOTORISTS WISHING TO GO TO EITHER MONG KOK OR KOWLOON CITY VIA PRINCE EDWARD ROAD MUST USE THE GROUND LEVEL ROADS.

SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES ON WATERLOO ROAD LEFT TURNING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WESTBOUND AND ALSO VEHICLES EMERGING FROM THE U-TURN LOOP ON WATERLOO ROAD UNDER THE PRINCE EDWARD ROAD FLYOVER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER. ALL THESE VEHICLES MUST PROCEED ALONG THE GROUND LEVEL ROADS.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS WILL BE PROVIDED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ADVISED MOTORISTS THAT WHEN THE RACING SEASON STARTS IN SHA TIN THEY SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO FIND PARKING IN SHA TIN.

+THERE ARE NO PARKING SPACES IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC,* HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED MOTORISTS TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INSTEAD. +THERE WILL BE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT BUSES, PLB’S AND THE KCR WILL BE OPERATING EXTRA SPECIAL TRAINS.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT DETAILS OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE WILL BE ANNOUNCED EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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PRE-WAR BUILDINGS DECLARED DANGEROUS ******

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY DECLARED FOUR PRE-WAR BUILDINGS TO BE IN DANGEROUS CONDITION.

THEY ARE NOS. 71, 73 AND 75, BONHAM STRAND IN WESTERN DISTRICT, AND NO. 1, FUK TING STREET IN YUEN LONG. AT THE SAME TIME NO. 2 FUK TING STREET WAS DECLARED TO BE LIABLE TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

IN A STATEMENT ISSUED THIS MORNING THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THAT THE PRE-WAR FOUR-STOREY BUILDINGS IN BONHAM STRAND CONSTRUCTED WITH LOAD-BEARING BRICK WALLS AND TIMBER FLOORS HAD BEEN UNDER PERIODIC OBSERVATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

RECENTLY SERIOUS NEW MOVEMENT HAD BEEN NOTED IN THE MAIN WALLS. AS THERE IS A RISK OF COLLAPSE IT IS NECESSARY TO CLOSE AND DEMOLISH THESE BUILDINGS.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 A.M. ON OCTOBER 19, 1978 WERE POSTED TODAY.

REGARDING THE PRE-WAR TWO-STOREY BUILDINGS AT NOS. 1 - 2 FUK TING STREET THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THEY WERE CONSTRUCTED WITH REINFORCED CONCRETE FLOORS AND ROOFS SUPPORTED ON LOAD-BEARING WALLS.

HE SAID THE FLANK AND REAR WALLS OF NO. 1 FUK TING STREET SHOWED SERIOUS FRACTURES AND CLOSE INSPECTION REVEALED THAT ACTIVE MOVEMENT WAS OCCURRING. AS THERE IS A SERIOUS RISK OF COLLAPSE IT IS NECESSARY TO CLOSE AND DEMOLISH THIS BUILDING.

+N0. 2 FUK TING STREET WOULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THE COLLAPSE OR DEMOLITION OF NO. 1, WITH WHICH IT SHARES A COMMON STAIRCASE. ACCORDINGLY, THE CLOSURE AND DEMOLITION OF NO. 2 FUK TING STREET IS ALSO NECESSARY,+ HE ADDED.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS IN KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1978 WERE POSTED TODAY.

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TAI PO ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN KICKS OFF ON SATURDAY *******

SIR DENYS ROBERTS, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, WILL PRESENT THE COLOURS TO 1,000 COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB MEMBERS AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD IN THE CONCOURSE OF THE KOWLOON RAILWAY STATION ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) TO MARK THE LAUNCHING OF A SERIES OF THREE ANTIDRUG DISTRICT CAMPAIGNS OVER THE NEXT THREE MONTHS.

THE FIRST CAMPAIGN, LASTING ABOUT THREE WEEKS, WILL BE HELD IN TAI PO AND THE OTHER TWO ON HONG KONG ISLAND SOUTH AND IN WONG TAI SIN WILL FOLLOW CONSECUTIVELY.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI PO CAMPAIGN, MR. LIU YUN-SUM- ACTING SECRETARY FOR SECURITY M?. GEOFFREY BARNES- DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR. JOHN TODD= DISTRICT OFFICER, TAI PO, MR. PETER JOHNSON- AND ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR. CAN ICE MAK.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, THE 1,000 C.Y.C. MEMBERS WILL TAKE A SPECIAL EXPRESS TRAIN TO TAI PO MARKET, FAN LING AND SHEUNG SHUI TO DISTRIBUTE LEAFLETS TO PEOPLE LIVING IN THE DISTRICTS. SOME 400 YOUNG VOLUNTEERS FROM THE DISTRICTS WILL ALSO JOIN THEM IN THE OPERATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND A PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE LAUNCHING OF THE ANTI-DRUG DISTRICT CAMPAIGNS AT THE CONCOURSE OF THE KOWLOON RAILWAY STATION, HUNG HOM. SIR DENYS WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY AT 11.30 A.M.

NEWSMEN COVERING THE EVENT ARE ASKED TO ARRIVE AT THE CONCOURSE BEFORE 11.15 A.M. WHERE A SPECIAL TRAIN WILL TAKE THEM TO TAI PO AND RETURN. LUNCH AND DRINKS WILL BE SERVED ON THE TRAIN.

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COWWECTlON OF AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAD CONTRACT

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A CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EAST CONNECTION OF THE AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAD WILL BE SIGNED TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN G.I.S THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE SIGNING CEREMONY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT 10

A.M.

TELEVISION CREWS ARE ADVISED TO WILL HAVE AMPLE TIME TO SET UP THEIR

ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT THEY EQUIPMENT.

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SNT TO OPEN CAS SUB-AREA HEADQUARTERS

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THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SUB-AREA HEADQUARTERS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES AND ITS CADET UNIT IN TUEN MUN THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

MR. AKERS-JONES WILL INSPECT AND ADDRESS THE PARADE OF C.A.S. NEW TERR I TOR I ESr ADULT MEMBERS AND CADETS. THERE WILL ALSO BE A 25-MINUTE DEMONSTRATION OF SKILLS BY C.A.S. MEMBERS.

MANY GUESTS AND LOCAL DIGNITARIES HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THE CEREMONY. AMONG THEM ARE BRIGADIER M.E. CARLETON-SMITH, COMMANDER GURKHA FIELD FORCE” MR. STEPHEN WONG YUEN-CHEUNG, CHAIRMAN OF HEUNG YEE KUK= MR. LAU WONG-FAT, CHAIRMAN OF TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE” MR. CHAN YAT-SUN, FORMER HEUNG YEE KUK CHAIRMAN” AND MR. R.H. LOBO, C.A.S. COMMISSIONER. THEY WILL ALSO TAKE PART IN THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY.'

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE C.A.S. SUB-AREA HEADQUARTERS. A PRESS VAN WILL LEAVE C.A.S. KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE AT 201 ARGYLE STREET FOR TUEN MUN AT 8.15 A.M. ON SUNDAY. MR. MOK YIU-KWONG, A C.A.S. OFFICER, WILL BE ON HAND TO HELP THE PRESS. THE CEREMONY WILL START AT 9.45 A.M. AND END BY NOON.

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PRISONS DEPARTMENT PASSING OUT PARADE *******

MR. ROY HENRY, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, WILL TAKE THE SALUTE AT A PRISONS DEPARTMENT PASSING OUT PARADE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) STARTING AT 11 A.M.

ON PARADE WILL BE 109 YOUNG RECRUITS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR BASIC TRAINING.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE PARADE. PRESS REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT MR. RAYMOND LEUNG, BEFORE THE PARADE, AT THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE AT TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY.

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U.K. STUDY TOUR FOR IMMIGRATION OFFICERS

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FOUR IMMIGRATION OFFICERS, MR. MAK KWAI-YUN, MR. SHUM CHEE-WAI, WS. HO CHAN SAU-KUEN AND MISS SIU SO-CHING, WILL LEAVE FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) FOR TWO MONTHS’ ATTACHEMENT WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM IMMIGRATION SERVICE, THE HOME OFFICE AND THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE.

THE FOUR OFFICERS WILL BE STUDYING METHODS OF IMMIGRATION CONTROL AND RELATED WORK IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND WILL VISIT AIRPORTS, PORTS, THE PASSPORT OFFICE IN LONDON AND VISA PROCESSING OFF ICES.

THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR. J.M. MURPHIE, TOLD THE OFFICERS THAT THEY HAVE A VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE IDEAS ON IMMIGRATION WORK WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

+ IT IS BECOMING MORE IMPORTANT FOR IMMIGRATION SERVICES TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES, AND A VISIT BY FOUR SENIOR AND CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICERS TO EUROPE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM EARLIER THIS YEAR HAS PROVED TO BE VERY VALUABLE,* MR. MURPHIE SAID.

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PUBLIC

LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE IN KWAI CHUNG ******

THE SATURDAY

TRANSPORT

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM 10 A.M. ON (SEPTEMBER 23) PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE WILL BE IMPOSED ON SECTIONS OF WING FONG ROAD AND SHING FONG STREET IN KWAI CHUNG BETWEEN 7 A.M. AND MIDNIGHT DAILY TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN mt AREA.

™E PLB RESTRICTED zone in WING FONG road WILL be FROM HING T0 SH,NG F0NG STREET; AND THAT IN SHING FONG STREET WILL BE fRGM, W1 NG FONG ROAD EXTENDING SOUTHWESTWARDS FOR ABOUT 12 METRES nnSu dac12mJcBUSES WILL BE PR0HIB|TED FROM PICKING UP AND SETTING 22cTD^TcnNGERS ,N THESE sections OF THE ROADS DURING THE RESTRICTED PER IOD■

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE BUS DRIVERS.

SET UP TO GUIDE PUBLIC LIGHT

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1978

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WATER CUT * * *

WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN THE MID-LEVEL AREA TAI KOK TSUI AND KWUN TONG WILL BE TEMPORARILY STOPPED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) NIGHT TO FACILITATE WORK BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

IN THE MID-LEVELS, PREMISES BOUNDED BY 62-84A, 69F-115 ROBINSON ROAD, INCLUDING EXCELSIOR TERRACE WILL BE WITHOUT WATER FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT (FRIDAY) TO 6 A.M. ON SATURDAY.

IN KWUN TONG, AT THE SAME TIME, PREMISES BOUNDED BY HOI YUEN ROAD, WAI YIP STREET, KING YIP STREET, HING YIP STREET, INCLUDING HUNG TO ROAD, WILL ALSO HAVE NO WATER SUPPLY.

HOWEVER, SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TAI KOK TSUI WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 P.M. ON FRIDAY.

THE PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE BOUNDED BY ANCHOR STREET, BETWEEN TAI KOK TSUI ROAD AND TONG Ml ROAD- ELM STREET- BEECH STREET, BETWEEN ANCHOR STREET AND IVY STREET- ASH STREET- AND FUK TSUN STREET, BETWEEN ASH STREET AND ANCHOR STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

YOUNG PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ARE A RESERVOIR OF LATENT TALENT....................................................  1

WEATHER STATION TO BE BUILT AT CHEK LAP KOK ............... 2

INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES INCREASED TO 3.24 PER CENT ............................................. 3

MAJOR CONTRACT SIGNED FOR AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAD CONNECTIONS ............................................... 4

TENDERS INVITED FOR SERVICE RESERVOIRS AT SHA TIN ......... 5

EXHIBITION ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD OPENS TOMORROW ... 6

CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL CENTRE OPENS ON MA WAN .......... 7

CAREERS TALK FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ................ 8

CHILDCARE SEMINAR FOR PARENTS ............................  8

YAU TONG POST OFFICE BUSINESS HOURS ....................... 9

FIRING PRACTICE AT CASTLE PEAK RANGE ...................... 9

PRESS CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SHA TIN .................................

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

1

LOCAL YOUTH ARE A HUGE RESERVOIR OF LATENT TALENT

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THE YOUTH OF HONG KONG ARE A HUGE RESERVOIR OF LATENT TALENT, THE SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, MR. E.P. HO, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR. HO EMPHASISED THAT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THIS POTENTIAL IS UTILISED TO THE FULL --------- “

ASSISTED TO DEVELOP MEMBERS OF SOCIETY.

AND YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN INTO MATURE, RESPONSIBLE

ARE ENCOURAGED AND AND CONTRIBUTING

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 13TH NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE HONG KONG JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT THE ARTS CENTRE, HE SAID IN RECENT YEARS THE GOVERNMENT HAD STEPPED UP EFFORTS IN IMPROVING THE BASIC SERVICES, FACILITIES AND THE GENERAL ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO RAISE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN HONG KONG.

FOR EXAMPLE, HE SAID, THE GOVERNMENT’S HOUSING AND NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENTS WERE SURGING AHEAD. THERE HAD BEEN A RAPID EXPANSION OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES. PRIMARY EDUCATION HAD BECOME FREE AND UNIVERSAL SINCE 1971 AND AS FROM THREE WEEKS AGO EVERY PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVER COULD ENJOY THREE YEARS OF FREE JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION.

MR. HO ADDED s +PLANS ARE IN HAND TO FURTHER EXPAND SENIOR SECONDARY, TECHNICAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION. WHEN THESE PLANS ARE FINALISED PEOPLE MAY EXPECT AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM LINKING THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS THROUGH TO THE UNIVERSITIES WITH DIVERSIFIED OPPORTUNITIES IN BETWEEN TO HAVE BEEN WORKED OUT.

+THERE WILL ALSO BE SECOND CHANCES FOR THE MORE MATURE PERSON WHO FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER MISSED OUT ON BASIC OR EVEN HIGHER EDUCATION IN HIS YOUTH.+

MR. HO SAID SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS HAD ALSO BEEN MADE IN MANPOWER TRAINING GEARED TO MEET THE DEVELOPING NEEDS OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMY, IN THE EXPANSION OF EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT SERVICES AND IN IMPROVING WORKERS’ WELFARE THROUGH THE ENACTMENT OF LABOUR LEGISLATION.

THERE HAD ALSO BEEN A HUGE EXPANSION OF SOCIAL WELFARE BENEFITS AND SERVICES TO NEEDY PEOPLE OF VARYING AGES. THESE WERE ALL STEPS TOWARDS GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FULL PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL, AND TOWARDS CREATION OF A FAIRER SOCIETY IN WHICH WE LIVED.

+AT THE SAME TIME A WIDE RANGE OF RECREATIONAL, SPORTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES SPECIALLY OR LARGELY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AT A RAPID PACE BY THE GOVERNMENT IN CO-OPERATION WITH VOLUNTARY AGENCIES,* MR. HO SAID.

+THESE VARIOUS SERVICES ASSIST IN THE UTILISATION AND ENJOYMENT OF LEISURE WITH THE FURTHER EFFECT OF BROADENING YOUNG PEOPLE’S MINDS, EXPANDING THEIR ENERGIES HEALTHILY AND CONSTRUCTIVELY, AND HELPING THEM GROW UP TO BE GOOD CITIZENS.*

/Hr. ho said ......

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

MR. HO SAID HE DID NOT WISH TO SUGGEST THAT THIS WOULD TAKE CARE OF ALL THE SOCIAL AND PERSONAL PROELEMS FACING YOUNG PEOPLE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER.

+DESPITE ALL THESE EFFORTS THERE WILL STILL BE A MINORITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHOSE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND PROBLEMS CANNOT BE MET BY THE BASIC SERVICES AND MASS ACTIVITIES I HAVE JUST MENTIONED.

+IT WOULD BE A GREAT TRAGEDY IF THESE INDIVIDUALS WERE ALLOWEP SIMPLY TO DRIFT LIKE RUDDERLESS SHIPS UNTIL THEY FOUNDER ON THE ROCKS OF DELINQUENCY OR CRIMINALITY.*

THE GOVERNMENT HAD THEREFORE PROPOSED IN A GREEN PAPER PUBLISHED LAST NOVEMBER TO EXPAND PERSONAL SOCIAL WORK SERVICES TO THIS SMALL MINORITY WHO WERE NOT ATTRACTED TO ORGANISED COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND WHO REQUIRED MORE INTENSIVE PERSONAL GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING FROM SOCIAL WORKERS SO THAT THEY MAY DEVELOP INTO BETTER ADJUSTED AND RESPONSIBLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY.

THESE PROPOSALS WERE BEING IMPLEMENTED WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR, AND THROUGH THESE EFFORTS WE COULD EXPECT THAT MANY OF THE PROBLEMS FACING INDIVIDUAL YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD BE SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED.

+IT CAN THUS BE SEEN THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PROVIDING A GOOD SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE WITHIN WHICH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE CAN DEVELOP INTO HEALTHY AND USEFUL RESOURCES OF THE COMMUNITY,* MR. HO SAID. +OF COURSE, THERE IS NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY AND WE WILL NOT REST ON OUR LAURELS, BUT RATHER ENSURE THAT THERE WILL BE NO SLACKENING OF EFFORT BY THE GOVERNMENT IN THESE VARIOUS DIRECTIONS,* HE SAID.

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WEATHER STATION TO BE BUILT AT CHEK LAP KOK * * * * *

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT FOR BUILDING A TEMPORARY METEOROLOGICAL STATION AT CHEK LAP KOK ISLAND OFF LANTAU.

THE STATION IS FOR COLLECTING METEOROLOGICAL DATA REQUIRED IN CONNECTION WITH A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR AN AIRPORT FOR HONG KONG AT THAT SITE.

THE PROJECT COMPRISES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SINGLE-STOREY BUILDING WITHIN THE EXISTING BEACON COMPOUND IN CHEK LAP KOK AND A PATH FROM THE JETTY TO THE BEACON COMPOUND.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO COMMENCE NEXT MONTH AND BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER THIS YEAR.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

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INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES INCREASED * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANNOUNCED THAT FROM TODAY (SEPTEMBER 22, 1978) THE ANNUAL RATE OF TAX FREE INTEREST PAYABLE ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM 3 PER CENT TO 3.24 PER CENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES IS CALCULATED IN MONTHLY STEPS AND THE NEW RATE WILL BE 27 CENTS PER MONTH ON EVERY $100. INTEREST WILL BE CREDITED AS BEFORE IN RESPECT OF COMPLETED MONTHS BETWEEN PURCHASE AND SURRENDER OF THE CERTIFICATES IN PAYMENT OF TAX.

+INTEREST IS ONLY CREDITED WHEN CERTIFICATES ARE USED TO PAY TAX AND NO INTEREST IS DUE WHERE THE PRINCIPAL VALUE OF THE CERTIFICATE IS REPAID IN CASH,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE NEW RATE WILL APPLY TO ALL CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 22, 1978.

CERTIFICATES WHICH WERE ISSUED ON OR AFTER FEBRUARY 17, 1977 AND BEFORE SEPTEMBER 22, 1978, WHEN THE RATE WAS 3 PER CENT, WILL CONTINUE TO EARN INTEREST AT THAT RATE.

CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 19, 1975

AND BEFORE FEBRUARY 17, 1977 WILL CONTINUE TO EARN INTEREST AT 4.2 PER CENT, BUT ALWAYS SUBJECT TO THE GENERAL RULE THAT INTEREST CEASES TO ACCRUE AFTER 36 COMPLETED MONTHS WITHOUT SURRENDER FOR PAYMENT OF TAX.

THE SPOKESMAN GAVE THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLE

$1,000 CERTIFICATES PURCHASED SEPTEMBER 22, 1978, OCTOBER 22, 1978 AND NOVEMBER 22, 1978 RESPECTIVELY, SURRENDERED IN PAYMENT OF TAX DUE ON JANUARY 3, 1979, WILL HAVE INTEREST CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

ON $1,000, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978 TO DECEMBER 21, 1978,

3 COMPLETE MONTHS AT $2.70 PER MONTH - $ 8.10

ON $1,000, OCTOEER 22, 1978 TO DECEMBER 21, 1978,

2 COMPLETE MONTHS AT $2.70 PER MONTH = $ 5.40

ON $1,000, NOVEMBER 22, 1978 TO DECEMBER 21, 1978,

1 COMPLETE MONTH AT $2.70 PER MONTH = $ 2.70

INTEREST ACCRUED $16.20

THE INTEREST ACCRUED IS ROUNDED OFF TO $17 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES (FOURTH SERIES) RULES.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978 - 4 _

CONTRACT SIGNED FOR AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAD CONNECTIONS * * * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TODAY AWARDED A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EAST CONNECTIONS OF THE AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAD.

THE CONTRACT WORTH ABOUT $12.6 MILLION. WAS AWARDED TO LEADER CIVIL ENGINEERING CORPORATION LIMITED.

THE PROJECT INVOLVES CONNECTING THE EASTERN PORTAL OF THE AIRPORT TUNNEL WITH A SECTION OF ROAD ON THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 26O-METRE DUAL, TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY AND A THREE-LANE, THREE SPAN BRIDGE TOGETHER WITH APPROACH AND SLIP ROADS REQUIRED FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF KOWLOON BAY.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 21 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE PROJECT IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE MAIN TRAFFIC ROUTE BETWEEN THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AND KWUN TONG VIA THE WESTERN APPROACHES AND THE AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAD.

MEANWHILE THE P.W.D. ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT IT PROPOSES TO CONSTRUCT AN ELEVATED ROAD IN KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION LINKING THE AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAD NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN THE WEST TO

WAI YIP STREET AND NGAU TAU KOK ROAD IN THE EAST.

THIS ELEVATED ROAD IS PART OF THE TRUNK ROAD SYSTEM

THAT WILL LINK KWUN TONG AND HUNG HOM VIA THE AIRPORT TUNNEL ROAD, PROVIDING AN ALTERNATIVE EAST-WEST ROUTE IN EAST KOWLOON.

THE TOTAL LENGTH OF THE PROPOSED ELEVATED ROAD IS ABOUT 650 METRES. IT WILL START FROM THE WEST END OF NGAU TAU KOK ROAD AND WILL SPAN OVER KWUN TONG ROAD, THE NORTHERN FAN OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY KOWLOON BAY DEPOT AND WAI YIP STREET, BEFORE LANDING ON THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION AREA.

• HERE, IT WILL FINALLY BE CONNECTED TO THE AIRPORT TUNNEL BY ANOTHER NEW ROAD. SLIP ROADS FROM THE ELEVATED ROAD ON TO BOTH KWUN TONG ROAD AND WAI YIP STREET WILL BE PROVIDED.

UNDER THE SAME PROJECT PARTS OF KWUN TONG ROAD WILL BE REALIGNED, AND WIDENED, TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC FLOW AT GROUND LEVEL.

A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY WILL ALSO BE BUILT UNDER THE NEW ROAD TO THE WEST SIDE OF WAI YIP STREET TO FACILITATE PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE GIVING NOTICE OF ORDERS TO BE MADE UNDER THE STREETS (ALTERNATION) ORDINANCE FOR THIS PROJECT IS MADE TODAY. THE CLOSING DATE FOR OBJECTIONS WILL EE OCTOBER 22, 1978 AND ANY CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION MUST BE MADE BY NOVEMBER 22, 1978.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

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TENDERS CALLED FOR SHA TIN SERVICE RESERVOIRS

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THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SERVICE RESERVOIRS — ONE FOR FRESH WATER AND S\TcXs^TssiT^:-TC BE EUILT 0K ™ hill5ide

THE FRESH WATER RESERVOIR Wl REINFORCED CONCRETE TANKS WI TH A METRES EACH.

LL COMPRISE TWO DECKED, CIRCULAR STORAGE CAPACITY OF 5,399 CUE IC

THE SALT WATER RESERVOIR WILL BE AN OPEN RECTANGULAR REINFORCED CONCRETE TANK HAVING A STORAGE CAPACITY OF 309 CUBIC METRES.

THESE SERVICE RESERVOIRS, BEING PART OF THE STAGE I SHA TIN NORTH HIGH LEVEL FRESH WATER AND SALT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS ARE REQUIRED TO MEET THE DEMANDS FROM SOME OF THE SHA TIN NEw TOWN OUTLINE DEVELOPMENT AREAS WHERE ------

WATER SUPPLY FROM THE EXISTING LOW DUE TO INSUFFICIENT PRESSURE.

LEVEL SYSTEM CANNOT BE EXTENDED

WORK ON THE TWO RESERVOIRS NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 17

ARE EXPECTED TO COMMENCE THIS MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

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S.W.D. EXHIBITION ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD OPENS TOMORROW

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A THREE-DAY EXHIBITION ON +RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD* ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WILL OPEN TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE OCEAN TERMINAL MAIN CONCOURSE.

AS PART OF THE CURRENT COMMUNITY-WIDE CAMPAIGN ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, THE EXHIBITION WILL FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON THE PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN.

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, AND OFFICIALS FROM TWO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WHICH HELP PROVIDE DISPLAY MATERIALS, WILL OFFICIATE AT A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY TO MARK THE OPENING.

THE EXHIBITION FEATURING VARIOUS DISPLAY MATERIALS, FILM SHOWS AND DEMONSTRATION, AIMS AT GIVING PARENTS AN INSIGHT INTO THEIR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY AS WELL AS PROPER CHILD-REARING.

SUBJECTS OF THE EXHIBITS AND SHOWS WILL INCLUDE FAMILY PLANNING, PREPARATION FOR PREGNANCY, PRE-NATAL AND POST-NATAL CARE, BEHAVIORAL GUIDANCE, STAGES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT, NUTRITION, RECREATION AND HOME-SAFETY.

CHILDREN ATTENDING THE EXHIBITION

■►CHILDREN'S WONDERLAND* WITH A VARIETY

WILL BE ENTERTAINED AT A OF TOYS, GAMES AND STORIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITION ON +RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD* WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT 11 A.M. TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE OCEAN TERMINAL MAIN CONCOURSE, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

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CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL CENTRE OPENS ON MA WAN * * * *

THE FIRST CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL CENTRE ON MA WAN ISLAND WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TO MARK THE OCCASION AT 2.30 P.M. ON THE ISLAND. IT WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE TSUEN WAN’S TOWN MANAGER AND DISTRICT OFFICER, MR. JAMES HAYES.

ALSO ATTENDING THE OPENING WILL BE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR. CHARLES YEUNG= THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MA WAN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR. CHAN KWONG-CHUEN= THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TSUEN WAN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR. PETER YEUNG= THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TSING Yl RURAL COMMITTEE, MR. TANG YUEN-PUI= MR. CHEUNG YAN-LUNG AND OTHER PROMINENT RURAL AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.

THE TWO-STOREY CENTRE NEAR THE WATERFRONT WAS BUILT AT A COST OF $200,000, JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE CO-OPERATIVE FOR AMERICAN RELIEF EVERYWHERE (C.A.R.E.), THE MA WAN RURAL COMMITTEE, NEW TERRITORIES COMMUNITY LEADERS AND THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT CFF ICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE NEW CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL CENTRE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED. A GOVERNMENT VAN (AM2088) WILL LEAVE FROM BEHIND THE TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE AT 12.30 P.M. TO TAKE PRESS REPRESENTATIVES TO THE PIER AT 13 MILESTONE, CASTLE PEAK ROAD WHERE A SPECIAL +KAIDO+ WILL LEAVE FOR MA WAN AT 1.45 P.M. OFFICERS OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION’S PUBLICITY UNIT WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST PRESS MEMBERS.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

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CAREERS TALKS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ******

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S CAREERS SECTION WILL BE HOLDING A SERIES OF CAREERS TALKS AT CENTRES IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES FROM NEXT MONTH TO MARCH 1979.

THE TOPIC OF CAREERS TALKS FOR NEXT MONTH IS, +COURSES AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC+, GIVEN BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STUDENT WELFARE UNIT OF HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID THE AIM OF THE CAREERS TALKS WAS TO PROVIDE FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO WIDEN THEIR EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HORIZONS AND TO MAKE PERSONAL CONTACT WITH PEOPLE FROM HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE WORLD OF WORK.

THE TALKS WILL COVER A RANGE OF OCCUPATIONS AND POSTSECONDARY TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES GIVEN IN CHINESE BY SPECIALIST SPEAKERS. AFTER THE TALKS, THERE WILL BE A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESS ION.

LAST YEAR, 11 CAREERS TALKS WERE ORGANISED BY THE CAREERS SECTION AND 5,955 STUDENTS FROM 165 SECONDARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED THESE TALKS.

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CHILDCARE SEMINAR FOR PARENTS ******

PARENTS LIVING THEIR EXPERIENCE IN AT 7.30 P.M.

IN KWAI SHING AREA WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE CHILDCARE AT A SEMINAR TOMORROW (SATURDAY)

THE SEMINAR IS ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AT ITS KWAI SHING COMMUNITY HALL AND THE THEME IS +UNDERSTAND YOUR CH ILDREN +.

MAnr,,THERE WILL BE A TALK BY A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE CATHOLIC MARRIAGE COUNCIL, AND A DISCUSSION BY PARTICIPANTS.

cceAJHE BE^,NAR IS PART 0F THE ACTIVITIES HELD IN SUPPORT OF THE 0F THE CURRENT FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHE

EARLIER THIS MONTH. THE CAMPAIGN AIMS TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE ROLFS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF INDIVIDUAL GROUPS — PARENTS, HUSBAN AND WIFE, YOUTH AND ELDERLY — IN A FAMILY SETTING.

™ -<^A SEC0ND SEMINAR ENTITLED +SAFETY FOR CHILDREN+ WILL TAKE

• PLACE ON OCTOBER 7 AT THE SAME PLACE AND AT THE SAME TIME. THE SPEAKER WILL EE A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ST. JOHN AMBULANC" ER I GADE.

PARENTS IN KWAI SHING DISTRICT ARE WELCOME THE TaO SEMINARS. ADMISSION IS FREE.

TO TAKE PART IN

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

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YAU TONG POST OFFICE BUSINESS HOURS

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THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) THE AFTERNOON WORKING HOURS OF YAU TONG POST OFFICE AT BLOCK 1A KO CHIU ROAD ESTATE WILL START FROM 2.30 P.M. INSTEAD OF 2.15 p'm. TO 5 P.M. ON WEEKDAYS.

THE HOURS OF BUSINESS IN THE MORNING WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED.

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FIRING PRACTICE

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FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE 14 DAYS NEXT MONTH (OCTOBER).

PLACE AT CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON

THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS DANGEROUS TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN THE RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING THE TIME OF FIRING PRACTICE.

THE PRACTICE TIMES ARE:

DATE

HOURS

OCTOBER 3 (TUESDAY) OCTOBER 5 (THURSDAY) OCTOBER 12 (THURSDAY) OCTOBER 13 (FRIDAY) OCTOBER 16 (MONDAY) OCTOBER 17 (TUESDAY) OCTOBER 18 (WEDNESDAY) OCTOBER 19 (THURSDAY) OCTOBER 20 (FRIDAY) OCTOBER 23 (MONDAY) OCTOBER 24 (TUESDAY) OCTOBER 25 (WEDNESDAY) OCTOBER 26 (THURSDAY) OCTOBER 27 (FRIDAY)

8.30 A.M. — 4 P.M.

8.30 A.M. — 11 P.M

8.30 A.M. — 11 P.M

4 A.M. 11 A.M

8 A.M. 6 P.M.

8 A.M. 11 P.M

8 A.M. 6 P.M.

8 A.M. 11 P.M,

8 A.M. 6 P.M.

8 A.M. 11 P.M.

8 A.M. 6 P.M.

8 A.M. 11 P.M.

8 A.M. 6 P.M.

8 A.M. -- 6 P.M.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1978

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NOTE TO EDITORS;

PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SHA TIN

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A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE G.I.S. THEATRE ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF BEACONSFIELD HOUSE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT 3 F.M. TO ANNOUNCE DFTAILS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SHA TIN.

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE CHAIRED BY MR. PETER MILLER, ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT. REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY, THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS AND CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANIES, WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG TEL 5-233191

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1976

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR DENYS CALLS FOR GREATER PREVENTION EFFORTS AGAINST DRUG ABUSE ....................................... i

EXHIBITION ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD ..................... 3

S.W.D. TAKES FIRST STEP TOWARDS REGIONALISATION .......... 4

MORE RECREATION AND SPORT FOR TSUEN WAN’S RURAL COMMUNITY ........................................  .... 5

MORE STUDENTS PURSUE TECHNICAL EDUCATION ................. 7

NEW MOVE TO PUBLICISE EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION ............. 8

APPRENTICESHIP FOR LIFT MECHANICS ....................... 10

CANCELLATION OF CAR PARKS .............................   iq

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE AT THE PEAK ....................   11

WATER CUT..............................................   ii

FIRING PRACTICE

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1978

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SIR DENYS CALLS FOR GREATER AGAINST DRUG * * * * *

PREVENTION EFFORTS ABUSE

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DENYS ROBERTS, SAID TODAY THAT PREVENTION AND EDUCATION MEASURES MUST EE FURTHER STRENGTHENED IF THE DRUG PROBLEM IN HONG KONG IS TO BE ELIMINATED.

SIR DENYS WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY AT THE CONCOURSE OF THE KOWLOON RAILWAY STATION TO MARK THE BEGINNING OF THREE DISTRICT CAMPAIGNS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) AND DISTRICT AGENCIES IN TAI PO, HONG KONG ISLAND SOUTH AND WONG TAI SIN.

HE SAID CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN FIGHTING DRUGS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS THROUGH EFFECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EXPANSION OF ADDICTION TREATMENT FACILITIES.

+HOWEVER, WE MUST NOT RELY ONLY ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND REMEDIAL MEASURES,+ HE CAUTIONED.

♦FOR ONLY BY PREVENTING PEOPLE FROM BECOMING ADDICTS CAN WE HOPE TO FIRST CONTAIN THE PROBLEM AND TO ELIMINATE IT IN THE END,+ HE SAID.

SIR DENYS SAID THE EXISTING PREVENTIVE METHODS SHOULD BE ’REDOUBLED’ AND THIS MEANS NOT ONLY TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT THE EVILS OF DRUGS BUT ALSO HELP THEM IN POSITIVE WAYS TO ADAPT TO OUR HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SOCIETY.

HE OBSERVED THAT DRUG ABUSE IS A MANIFESTATION OF VARIOUS FACTORS SUCH AS POOR EDUCATION, AN UNHAPPY FAMILY LIFE, AN UNSATISFACTORY ENVIRONMENT, THE PRESSURES AND FRUSTRATIONS OF A CROWDED URBAN LIFE AND PERSONALITY WEAKNESS.

+AS LONG AS THESE FACTORS EXIST IN OUR SOCIETY, AS THEY MAY BE EXPECTED TO DO, THOSE WHO FAIL TO STAND UP TO THEM ARE LIKELY TO BE TEMPTED TO TAKE DRUGS, WHICH APPEAR TO OFFER A TEMPORARY MEANS OF ESCAPE FROM THE HARSH REALITIES OF LIFE,* HE SAID.

DURING THE CEREMONY, SIR DENYS PRESENTED THE COLOURS TO 1,000 MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUE, WHO THEN SET OFF ON A SPECIAL TRAIN FOR TAI PO, CARRYING WITH THEM BANNERS, PLACARDS AND 50,000 LEAFLETS.

REINFORCED BY ABOUT 400 MORE LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE UPON ARRIVAL, THEY WENT ALL OVER THE TOWN AREAS OF TAI PC MARKET, FAN LING AND SHEUNG SHU I TO HAND OUT THE ANTI-DRUG LEAFLETS.

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THE THREE-WEEK-LONG CAMPAIGN COMPRISES MORE THAN 60 EVENTS TO BE HELD IN THE SIX DISTRICTS OF TAI PO, I.E. TAI PO PROPER, FAN LING, SHEUNG SHU I, TA KWU LING, SHA TAU KOK AND SAI KUNG NORTH. THESE EVENTS INCLUDE EXHIBITIONS, SCHOOL COMPETITIONS, VARIETY SHOWS, STREET THEATRE SHOWS, FILM SHOWS AND A SEMINAR.

THE OVERALL OBJECTIVE OF THE CAMPAIGN IS TO PROMOTE A GREATER AWARENESS AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEM AND TO ENLIST GREATER SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY IN FIGHTING IT.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT ACAN EXPANDS ITS ANNUAL ONE-DISTRICT CAMPAIGN TO THREE DISTRICTS. THE ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGNS WILL ALSO BE HELD IN HONG KONG ISLAND SOUTH AND WONG TAI SIN.

AN ACAN SPOKESMAN SAID IT TOOK MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS AND SCORES OF DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING RURAL COMMITTEES, KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS, AREA COMMITTEES, YOUTH CENTRES, SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, TO PLAN AND ORGANISE THE CAMPAIGNS.

+WITH EXPERIENCE GAINED OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS IN MOUNTING SUCH CAMPAIGNS IN OTHER DISTRICTS, WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT THE CAMPAIGNS THIS YEAR WILL EFFECTIVELY SPREAD THE ANTI-DRUG MESSAGE ACROSS TO ONE MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN THE THREE DISTRICTS,+ HE SAID.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1978

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EXHIBITION ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD ******

THE DIRECTOR OP SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING DECLARED OPEN A THREE-DAY EXHIBITION WHICH SPELLS OUT THE ROLES OF +RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD*, THE THEME OF THE EXHIBITION.

THE EXHIBITION, ON DISPLAY AT THE OCEAN TERMINAL, IS ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUES ASSOCIATION AND THE KWUN TONG COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN MEDICAL SERVICE.

ADDRESSING THE OPENING CEREMONY, MR. LEE SAID THAT PARENTS WERE THE NUCLEUS OF THE FAMILY, AND THEY WERE THE ONES WHO HAD THE CLOSEST AND MOST FREQUENT CONTACT WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

+HOW THEY BRING UP THEIR CHILDREN IS BOUND TO HAVE STRONG INFLUENCE ON THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT,* HE SAID.

MR. LEE SAID THAT APART FROM MAKING A LIVING IN A COMPETITIVE SOCIETY, IT WAS BY NO MEANS A SIMPLE TASK FOR PARENTS TO BRING UP THEIR CHILDREN AS A MATURED, RESPONSIBLE AND CONTRIBUTING MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY.

+IT IS THEREFORE MY EXPRESS HOPE THAT THIS INFORMATIVE AND MEANINGFUL EXHIBITION COULD HELP MAKE PARENTS BETTER REALISE THEIR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY, THUS ENABLING THEM TO LEAD A HAPPIER FAMILY LIFE,* HE SAID.

THE EXHIBITION FORMS PART OF THE CURRENT COMMUNITY-WIDE CAMPAIGN ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION WHICH AIMS AT IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF FAMILY LIFE AND FOSTERING HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP AMONG FAMILY MEMBERS TO HELP FORESTALL FAMILY BREAKDOWNS AND MINIMISE SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

MR. LEE SAID THAT DURING THE FIRST PHASE OF THE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, THE CONCEPT OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION WAS WIDELY INTRODUCED TO THE COMMUNITY.

+THE FOCUS NOW IS ON THE CONTENTS OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION THROUGH IMPARTING RELEVANT KNOWLEDGE TO INDIVIDUAL FAMILY MEMBERS ON THEIR OWN ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY,* HE SAID.

ON DISPLAY AT THE EXHIBITION ARE MATERIALS WHICH ILLUSTRATE FAMILY PLANNING, PREPARATION FOR PREGNANCY, PRE-NATAL AND POST-NATAL CARE, BEHAVIORAL GUIDANCE AND STAGES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT.

THERE ARE ALSO EXHIBITS WHICH SHOW THE WAYS TO DESIGN BALANCED DIETS, HEALTHY RECREATIONAL PURSUITS FOR CHILDREN AS WELL AS MEASURES TO ENSURE HOME SAFETY.

AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY, MR. LEE TOURED THE EXHIBITION WITH OTHER TWO GUESTS OF HONOURS, MRS. CHAN WONG SHU I, GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION, AND MR. TANG CHIU-PING, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL.

THEY WATCHED CH ILDREN HAVI NG FUN AT A +CHILDREN’S WONDERLAND* AND A DEMONSTRATION ON HOW TO PROPERLY BATHE A NEW-BORN BABY. FILMS ARE ALSO SHOWN ON PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1978

S.W.D. TAKES FIRST MOVE TOWARDS REGIONALISATION

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS APPOINTED FOUR SENIOR OFFICIALS AS REGIONAL OFFICERS IN ITS FIRST MOVE TOWARDS REGIONALISATION OF ITS WELFARE SERVICES.

THE REGIONALISATION, WHICH WILL EE GRADUALLY IMPLEMENTED OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, AIMS AT MORE EFFICIENTLY SERVING PEOPLE IN NEED AND BETTER CO-ORDINATING WELFARE SERVICES ON A REGIONAL BAS IS.

ON FULL IMPLEMENTATION BY APRIL NEXT YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT WILL CONSIST OF THE HEADQUARTERS, THE FOUR REGIONS — HONG KONG ISLAND, EAST KOWLOON, WEST KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES — AND 11 DISTRICTS.

THE NEW SET-UP WILL SEE THE DEPARTMENT’S SERVICES AND OPERATIONS DECENTRALISED INTO THESE REGIONS SO AS TO PROVIDE A MORE RATIONALISED AND COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE PRACTICALLY UNDER ONE ROOF.

APPOINTED AS HEAD OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND REGION IS MR. KWOK KA—CHI= EAST KOWLOON REGION, MR. KHOO TAI-PIN= WEST KOWLOON REGION, MR. LU YU-HUA= AND THE NEW TERRITORIES REGION, MR. HENRY AU.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.TODAY THAT EACH OF THESE OFFICERS WOULD BE THE OVERALL ADMINISTRATOR FOR HIS REGION IN SOCIAL WELFARE MATTERS AND WOULD ACT AS THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S REPRESENTATIVE IN HIS REGION IN DEALING WITH THE PUBLIC, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, APART FROM BEING THE +EYES AND EARS+ OF THE DEPARTMENT.

THEIR JOB, HE SAID, IS TO CO-ORDINATE ALL WELFARE SERVICES IN THE REGIONS TO SERVE THE PARTICULAR NEEDS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, IMPLEMENT DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES, LIAISE WITH LOCAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, AND TO REFLECT CHANGING NEEDS IN THE AREAS.

THEY WILL BE ASSISTED BY STAFF OFFICERS IN VARIOUS BRANCHES OF SOCIAL WORK AND WILL SUPERVISE AND ENSURE SMOOTH OPERATION OF THE DISTRICT OFFICES WITHIN THEIR REGIONS, HE SAID.

AT PRESENT, HE SAID, THE NEWLY-APPOINTED REGIONAL OFFICERS HAVE AN IMMEDIATE TASK OF PUTTING THEIR REGIONAL ORGANISATION INTO SHAPE IN PREPARATION FOR THE FULL IMPLEMENTATION.

EXPLAINING THE REASON FOR THE REGIONALISATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAD EXPERIENCED DRAMATIC INCREASES IN BOTH STAFF AND EXPENDITURE FOR ITS EXPANDING SERVICES OVER THE PAST YEARS.

/iTITH FURTHER....

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aITH further development planned for social welfare services, HE SAID, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO REORGANISE THt DEPARTMENT AND TO DECENTRALISE ITS SERVICES WITH A VIEW TO ACHIEVING A MORE EFFICIENT DELIVERY AND BETTER CO-ORDINATION OF SERVICES.

+THE KEY TO THIS INCREASED EFFICIENCY IS THE GROUPING OF ALL FRONT-LINE SERVICES WITHIN OUR DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICE, WHEREAS AT PRESENT PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT AT FIRST REALISE HOW THE DEPARTMENT CAN HELP THEM ARE SOMETIMES AT A LOSS AS TO WHICH PARTICULAR SERVICE’S OFFICE TC GO TO.

+CLEARLY THERE IS A LOT OF SCOPE FOR SUCH A RATIONAL REORGANISATION AS THERE ARE AT PRESENT OVER 140 DIFFERENT OFFICtS AND FACILITIES SCATTERED ABOUT THE PLACE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IT IS ENVISAGED THAT WITH GREATER AUTONOMY ON REGIONAL LEVELS AND SERVICES BECOMING MORE LOCALITY-ORIENTATED, THE REGIONAL AND DISTRICT TEAMS WILL BE ABLE TO PRESENT A MORE COHESIVE DEPARTMENTAL IDENTITY TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, HE ADDED.

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MORE RECREATION AND SPORT FOR TSUEN WAN’S RURAL COMMUNITY * * * *

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE ARE PLANNING A DISTRICT-WIDE +RURAL REACH-OUT* PROGRAMME TO PROVIDE CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES FOR ALL RURAL CENTRES OF POPULATION IN TSUEN WAN.

THE PROJECT — TO BE-FUNDED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD — WOULD BE ANOTHER MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN AN INTENSIFIED SCHEME TO IMPROVE FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT’S RURAL AREAS, THE TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, MR. JAMES HAYES SAID TODAY AT THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FIRST CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL CENTRE ON MA WAN ISLAND.

MR. HAYES SAID MANY VILLAGE COMMUNITIES HAD LONG HELPED THEMSELVES, BUT IT WAS GENERALLY RECOGNISED THAT THERE WERE INADEQUATE CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN MANY RURAL VILLAGES.

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+MA WAN IS NO EXCEPTION AND LAST YEAR WE DECIDED TO TRY TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION THERE EY BUILDING A RECREATIONAL CENTRE,+ HE SAID.

+wE WERE VERY FORTUNATE TO OBTAIN FUNDS FROM THE CO-OPERATIVE FOR AMERICAN RELIEF EVERYWHERE (C.A.R.E.) AND FROM THE RURAL COMMITTEE OF MA WAN, VARIOUS NEW TERRITORIES COMMUNITY LEADERS AND THE D ISTRICT OFF ICE.+

THE TWO-STOREY NEW CENTRE NEAR THE WATERFRONT WAS BUILT AT A COST OF $200,000 TO PROVIDE A MUCH NEEDED VENUE FOR CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON THE ISLAND.

IN HIS ADDRESS, MR. HAYES PRAISED C.A.R.E. FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT IN THIS AND OTHER WORTHWHILE PROJECTS TO IMPROVE THE LIVELIHOOD OF RURAL VILLAGERS.

HE SAID: +C.A.R.E. HAVE IN RECENT YEARS BEEN VERY GENEROUS IN THEIR DONATION TOWARDS RURAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN TSUEN WAN DISTRICT.+

THEY RENDERED MAJOR ASSISTANCE IN RE-ROOFING THE MA WAN FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE= WITH CONCRETING A FOOTBALL' PITCH ON MA WAN-WITH PROVIDING A VILLAGE OFFICE FOR CHUEN LUNG- AND WITH REPAIRING THE STAIRCASES OF MOON TSAI TONG FISHERMEN’S VILLAGE.

+ NOTWITHSTANDI NG AN ELEMENT OF DISTRICT OFFICE AND LOCAL FUNDING, IT IS PROBABLY TRUE TO STATE THAT WITHOUT THEIR ASSISTANCE, NONE OF THESE PROJECTS WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE,* MR. HAYES SAID.

IN THE NEW CENTRE, A GREAT VARIETY OF CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND FACILITIES WILL EE PROVIDED, INCLUDING MUSIC, CANTONESE DRAMA, LECTURES, BOOKS, CHESS AND TABLE TENNIS COMPETITIONS.

MR. HAYES NOTED THAT THE DISTRICT’S RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICE WAS CURRENTLY PROVIDING WEEKEND PROGRAMMES FOR MA WAN PEOPLE MAINLY IN THE SPORTING AND OUTDOOR FIELD.

AND NEXT YEAR IT WAS PLANNED TO PROVIDE A TEAM OF PAID COMMUNITY ORGANISERS FROM THE SHAM TSENG YOUTH CENTRE TO COME VO MA WAN CENTRE TO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES OF ALL KINDS, HE ADDED.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1978

MORE STUDENTS PURSUE TECHNICAL EDUCATION

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™E NUMBER OF PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVERS APPLYING FfiP pi jccc im w .w'?“pcRCc=“tScowrIS-J?J8l/«t4?“rEKIC VE4r **» APPLICANTS FOR TECHNICAL INSTITUTE ---------------- ’

CcNT.

WHILE THE NUMBER OF

EVENING CLASSES ROSE BY 17 PER

ACCORDING TC FIGURES RELEASED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, NEARLY 17,ODD STUDENTS APPLIED FOR JUST OVER 3,000 PLACES IN THE ELEVEN PREVCCAT IC:.AL SCHOOLS. ABOUT 33,330 APPLIED FOR PLACES II EVENING CLASSES IN THE FOUR TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OF WHOM ABOUT 16,003 WILL EE FOUND PLACES. DETAILS REGARDING APPLICATIONS FOR DAY CLASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE EARLY NEXT MONTH.

COMMENTING OH THE FIGURES, MR. DANIEL WATERS, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (TECHNICAL) CF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SAID: +THE HEAVY OVER-SUESCRI PT I ON OF PLACES CLEARLY INDICATES THAT YOUNG PEOPLE NOW REALISE THERE ARE PLENTY OF GOOD OPPORTUNITIES IN INDUSTRY ON COMPLETION OF THEIR STUDIES.*

THE ELEVEN PREVOCAT 101.AL SCHOOLS ARE ALL FULLY SUBSIDISED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND OFFER A THREE-YEAR POST-PRIMARY COURSE. THEY ARE CARITAS ST. JOSEPH, CARITAS ST. GODFREY, CARITAS ST. PAUL, CARITAS ST. FRANCIS, MARDEN FOUNDATION CARITAS TUEN MUN, HCLY CARPENTER, HONG KONG COTTON SPINNERS’ ASSOCIATION, CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHINA ROTARY, TANG KING PO, CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION AS WELL AS BISHOP HALL MEMORIAL PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL.

THE CURRICULUM IN PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOLS GIVES EQUAL EMPHASIS TO BOTH GENERAL AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS. THE GENERAL SUBJECTS COMPRISE ENGLISH, CHINESE, MATHEMATICS AND SOCIAL STUDIES. BASIC TECHNICA- EDUCATION INCLUDES BROAD-BASED INSTRUCTION IN AT LEAST THREE MAJOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR COMMERCIAL FIELDS. CONSIDERABLE EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

WHILE SOME SCHOOLS MAY PROVIDE A STUDENT WITH A DEGREE OF SPECIALISATION IN ONE FIELD, THEY ALSO PROVIDE A BROAD KNOWLEDGE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AS A WHOLE.

MR. WATERS SAID: +PUPILS, HAVING STUDIED A CRAFT SUBJECT IN DEPTH, IN A PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL, ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER DIRECTLY INTO THE SECOND YEAR OF AN APPRENTICESHIP AND THE SECOND YEAR OF A PART-TIME DAY COURSE AT A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE.

+AS A RESULT OF THE APPRENTICESHIP ORDINANCE, ENACTED IN 1976, EMPLOYERS IN DESIGNATED TRADES ARE REQUIRED NOT ONLY TO RELEASE THEIR APPRENTICES FOR ONE DAY A WEEK TO ATTEND PART-TIME COURSES IN RELATED FIELDS IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES BUT ALSO TO PAY THEIR TUITION FEES.

+IN ADDITION, STUDENTS STUDY TOO EVENINGS A WEEK IN THEIR OWN TIME.

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+AFTER THE APPRENTICES COMPLETE A PART-TIME DAY COURSE IN A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE USUALLY OF TWO OR THREE YEARS’ DURATION, COUPLED WITH ON-THE-JCE TRAINING, THEY BECOME CRAFTSMEN.

+aE HAVE COME ACROSS MANY STRIKING EXAMPLES OF PREVOCATIONAL LEAVERS WHO HAVE DONE REALLY WELL.

+AFTER BECOMING CRAFTSMEN MANY HAVE THEN GONE ON TO TECHNICIAN LEVEL COURSES IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND HAVE LATER EVEN BEEN ADMITTED TO THE POLYTECHNIC. SOME HAVE ATTENDED COURSES AT THE TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE AND ARE NOW TEACHING,+ MR. WATERS SAID.

HE ADDED : +WE ATTRIBUTED THE SUCCESS LARGELY TO THE

EFFORTS OF THE ECYS THEMSELVES BUT WE MUST NOT FORGET THAT IT IS TECHNICAL EDUCATION THAT HAS GIVEN THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO HOLD DOWN WELL PAID JOES.+

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NEW MOVE TO PUBLICISE EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. NEIL HENDERSON REVEALED TODAY (SATURDAY) A NEW MOVE TO ENSURE THAT ALL EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS ARE AWARE OF THE MAIN POINTS OF EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION.

HE GAVE DETAILS OF THE PLAN THIS EVENING WHEN

HE OPENED LABOUR EDUCATION ..EEK ’78 «HICH IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INSTITUTE AT THE CHAI WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

MR. HENDERSON SAID THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE HE INTENDED INTRODUCING LEGISLATION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO MAKE IT COMPULSORY FOR A POSTER GIVING A SUMMARY OF EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION TO EE DISPLAYED IN A CONSPICUOUS POSITION IN ALL PLACES OF EMPLOYME \IT.

BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES COULD THEN EASILY READ WHAT THEIR RESPECTIVE OBLIGATIONS AND ENTITLEMENTS WERE UNDER THE LAW, HE SAID. COMPULSION TO DISPLAY THE POSTER WOULD BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY AN AMENDMENT TC THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

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MR. HENDERSON POINTED OUT THAT NO LESS THAN 43 PIECES OF LABOUR LEGISLATION HAD BEEN PASSED SINCE 1976, NOT TO MENTION THE MANY OTHERS WHICH HAD BEEN ENACTED PREVIOUSLY.

HE SAID: +DESPITE THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S EFFORTS IN PUBLICISING STATUTORY BENEFITS FOR WORKERS, I CAN WELL IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT IT IS FOR THE WORKER ON THE SHOPFLOOR TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL THOSE NEW OR AMENDED ITEMS OF LEGISLATION OF CONCERN TO HIM.

+BY BEING MORE WELL-INFORMED ABOUT THEIR LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS, THE CHANCES OF WORKERS BEING MISLED OR DENIED BENEFITS BY UNSCRUPULOUS OR IGNORANT EMPLOYERS WILL BE MUCH DIMINISHED. BY BEING ABLE TO ENJOY FULLER AND BETTER BENEFITS UNDER THE LAW AND THUS GAINING A FAIRER SHARE OF THE FRUITS OF ECONOMIC PROSPERITY TO WHICH THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED, WORKERS WILL PARTICIPATE MORE HAPPILY IN THEIR WORK. A MORE CONTENDED WORKFORCE IS A MORE PRODUCTIVE WORKFORCE. ALL THIS WILL LEAD TO GREATER INDUSTRIAL PEACE AND PROSPERITY IN HONG KONG.+

ON THE ENACTMENT OF LEGISLATION, MR. HENDERSON SAID IT WAS A TIME-CONSUMING AND ARDUOUS TASK INVOLVING MANY CONSULTATIONS, DRAFTINGS, PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES.

+NO SOONER HAS THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT GIVEN A SIGH OF RELIEF AT THE SUCCESSFUL PASSAGE OF A BILL THAN IT HAS TO TAKE A DEEP EREATH ONCE AGAIN IN ORDER TO SHOULDER THE BURDEN OF ENFORCEMENT FOR WHICH THE BEST AID IS A WELL-INFORMED EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE POPULATION,+ HE SAID.

HE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INSTITUTE AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN EDUCATING THE WORKFORCE ABOUT THEIR ENTITLEMENTS, AND SAID THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN LABOUR EDUCATION WAS A COMPLEMENTARY ONE. THE DEPARTMENT FREQUENTLY PROVIDED SPEAKERS FOR TRAINING COURSES, TALKS AND SEMINARS ORGANISED BY EMPLOYEE’S UNIONS, EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS, EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING INSTITUTIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES INTERESTED IN LABOUR MATTERS.

MR. HENDERSON SAID THE DEPARTMENT ALSO PUBLISHED FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION A LARGE NUMBER OF EXPLANATORY PAMPHLETS AND GUIDES CONCERNING LABOUR LEGISLATION WHICH WERE AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS BRANCH OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT.

HE ADDED: +FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES, OFFICES OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE ARE KEPT OPEN DURING THE 1 TO 2 P.M. LUNCH HOUR FROM MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS TO ANSWER ENQUIRIES, RECORD WAGE CLAIMS AND OTHER COMPLAINTS.

+THESE ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE ON A TRIAL BASIS AND I WILL MAKE THEM PERMANENT IF THE RESPONSE IS SHOWN TO BE GOOD.+

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1978

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APPRENTICESHIP FOR LIFT MECHANICS * * * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF APPRENTICESHIP VACANCIES OPEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WISH TO BE TRAINED AS LIFT MECHANICS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THOSE WHO WISH TO TAKE UP THE APPRENTICESHIP SHOULD APPLY TO THE TRAINING COUNCIL DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AT ASIAN HOUSE, WAN CHAI.

THE DURATION OF A LIFT MECHANIC APPRENTICESHIP IS NORMALLY FOUR YEARS BUT GRADUATES OF PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOLS AND THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED A FULL-TIME ONE-YEAR BASIC CRAFT COURSE MAY ENTER DIRECTLY INTO THE SECOND YEAR OF APPRENTICESHIP.

THE USUAL ENTRY REQUIREMENT IS COMPLETION OF FORM 3 SCHOOLING EUT IN SOME CASES A GENERAL EDUCATION STANDARD OF FORM 2 MAY BE ACCEPTABLE.

COMMENTING ON THE VACANCIES, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD, MR. WARNER YEH, SAID YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR JOBS SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER JOINING THE TRADE.

HE SAID: +THERE ARE EXCELLENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TRADE. A YOUNG PERSON JOINING IT WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ON-THE-JOB SUCH SKILLS AS INSTALLATION, ADJUSTMENT, SERVICING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRING OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS TYPES OF LIFTS AND ESCALATORS. AT THE SAME TIME, AS STIPULATED UNDER THE APPRENTICESHIP ORDINANCE, AN APPRENTICE IS GIVEN TIME OFF TO ATTEND A RELATED PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE COURSE IN A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE BY THE EMPLOYER, WHO ALSO PAYS FOR THE EXPENSES.+

MR. YEH ADDED THAT THE APPRENTICE WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE BY HIS EMPLOYER WHEN HE COMPLETES THE APPRENTICESHIP, CERTIFYING THAT THE APPRENTICE HAS BECOME A COMPETENT LIFT MECHANIC AND HAS ACQUIRED THE NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE.

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CANCELLATION OF CAR PARKS

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT 45 PARKING SPACES IN THE MURRAY BARRACKS CAR PARK IN CENTRAL WILL BE CANCELLED FROM 8 A.M. ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

THE AREA WILL BE USED BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AS A TEMPORARY FIRE STATION TO SERVE PARTS OF WAN CHAI, CENTRAL AND THE MID-LEVELS AREAS.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1978

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE AT THE PEAK

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM 10 A.M.

ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) THE SECTION OF PLANTATION ROAD BETWEEN

OLD PEAK ROAD AND FINDLAY PATH AT THE PEAK WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS TO FACILITATE TELEPHONE CABLE WORK.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WATER CUT * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TA I KOK TSUI, YAU MA TEI AND THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON NONDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) TO FACILITATE WATER MAIN CONNECTION wORK AND LEAKAGE TEST.

IN TAI KOK TSUI, THE SUPPLY WILL BE CUT OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 19 P.M. ON MONDAY. THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY KA SHIN STREET, FUK CHAK STREET, LI TAK STREET, IVY STREET, TAI TSUN STREET, CHUNG WUI STREET, TAI KOK TSUI ROAD BETWEEN CHUNG WUI STREET AND KA SHIN STREET, TAI CHING STREET AND KOK CHEUNG STREET.

IN YAU MA TEI, PREMISES BOUNDED BY KANSU STREET, NATHAN ROAD, WING SING LANE, RECLAMATION STREET, PUBLIC SQUARE STREET AND CANTON ROAD INCLUDING BATTERY STREET, SHANGHAI STREET, TEMPLE STREET AND MARKET STREET WILL HAVE NC WATER FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT MONDAY TO 6 A.M. ON TUESDAY.

IN THE MID-LEVELS, PREMISES AT NOS. 62-70 AND 69F-95E ROBINSOh ROAD AND THOSE AT SEYMOUR TERRACE WILL HAVE NO WATER FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT MONDAY TO 6 A.M. ON TUESDAY.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1978

- 12 -FIRING PRACTICE * * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT CASTLE PEAK RANGE OK FIVE DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS DANGEROUS TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN THE RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING THE TIME OF FIRING PRACTICE.

THE PRACTICE TIMES ARE:

DATE HOURS

SEPTEMBER 25 (MONDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 26 (TUESDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 27 (WEDNESDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 28 (THURSDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M

SEPTEMBER 29 (FRIDAY) 8 A.M. - 6 P.M,

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES ' BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

WORLD EXPERTS LEARN OF HONG KONG’S NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT ................................................ i

IMPROVEMENTS TO CLEARWATER BAY ROAD ........................ 2

POSSESSION LICENCE FOR AFRICAN IVORY EXEMPTED ........... 3

HIGHER COST OF LIVING IN AUGUST............................. 4

SNT OPENS CAS CENTRE IN TUEN MUN ........................... 6

WORKSHOP ON AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS .............................. 7

REGISTRATION TEAM TO OPERATE IN HA TSUEN ................... 8

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1978

WORLD EXPERTS LEARN OF HONG KONG’S NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT *****

EXPERTS WEEK TO HEAR TOWNS IN THE

FROM AROUND THE WORLD WILL GATHER IN ATHENS THIS OF HONG KONG’S EFFORTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW NEW TERRITORIES.

IN ATHENS, GREECE — A CITY OF THE COLISEUM AND CENTURIES-OLD CIVILISATIONS - HONG KONG’S SHA TIN, TSUEN WAN AND TUEN MUN NEW TOWNS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY PROVOKE MUCH INTEREST.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT, MR. JOHN DON, WILL EE GIVING DETAILS OF THE GOVERNMENT’S NEW TOWN PROGRAMME, AND WITH COLOUR TRANSPARENCIES *ILL EE HIGHLIGHTING OUR ACHIEVEMENTS.

THE ATHENS SEMINAR OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEW TOWNS ASSOCIATION ON +FLEXIB ILITY IN NEw TOWN DEVELOPMENT* STARTS TODAY (SUNDAY) AND ENDS ON SEPTEMBER 29.

BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE FROM HONG KONG THIS EVENING MR. DON SAID: +THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT OTHER COUNTRIES WILL BE GREATLY INTERESTED IN WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY DONE IN THIS FIELD, AND WHAT OUR ASPIRATIONS ARE FOR THE FUTURE.

+ IN A NUMBER OF WAYS HONG KONG’S SITUATION IS UNIQUE-WE HAVE HAD UNIQUE PROBLEMS AND UNIQUE SOLUTION.*

MR. DON SAID HE WOULD TAKE THE ATHENS OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN AS MUCH INTERNATIONAL PUBLICITY AS POSSIBLE RELATED TO OUR NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT.

+IN THIS CONTEXT, I WILL BE ARRANGING A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON HONG KONG’S NEW TOWNS IN THE INTERNATIONAL BULLETIN OF THE ASSOCIATION,* HE SAID.

MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE SEMINAR, INCLUDING BRITAIN, FRANCE, HOLLAND, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, UNITED STATES, JAPAN , AUSTRALIA, AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN EASTERN EUROPE, THE MIDDLE AND FAR EAST, AND THE AMERICAN AND AFRICAN CONTINENTS.

MR. DON SAID THAT WHILE THE REST OF THE WORLD WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM HONG KONG’S ACHIEVEMENTS, THE SEMINAR ALSO AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY FOR HONG KONG TO LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERS.

+THERE WILL BE AN EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND VIEWS AND WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO BE INVOLVED,* HE SAID.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1978

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CLEARWATER BAY ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TO EASE WEEKEND TRAFFIC CONGESTION

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THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR. COLIN BOSHER, TODAY SAID THE $72 MILLION IMPROVEMENT WORK ON CLEARWATER BAY ROAD WOULD BRING WELCOME RELIEF TO PEOPLE WHO VISIT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT AT WEEKENDS AND ON HOLIDAYS.

+THE STREAMLINED ROAD, WHEN COMPLETED, WILL ALSO GREATLY FACILITATE TRANSPORT TO PLANNED LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AREAS IN SAI KUNG, INCLUDING TUI MIN HOI AND HO CHUNG.

+THE FIRST THREE SUCH SITES AT TUI MIN HOI WILL BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION AND TENDER IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH NEXT YEAR.+ HE SAID.

MR. BOSHER SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD IMPLEMENT YET ANOTHER STAGE OF THE CLEARWATER BAY ROAD IMPROVEMENT wORK AND PROVIDE A DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY ALONG THE EXISTING ALIGNMENT BETWEEN ANDERSON ROAD AND PIK UK.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR AND WILL TAKE 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

TO FACILITATE THE WORK, MR. BOSHER SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD RESUME 2,294.7 SQUARE METRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND. TWO MONTHS’ NOTICE OF THE LAND RESUMPTION WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE RESUMPTION WILL INVOLVE THE CLEARANCE OF TWO TEMPORARY DOMESTIC STRUCTURES ON CROWN LAND OCCUPIED BY TWO FAMILIES OF 12 PERSONS.

IN ADDITION A TOTAL OF 33 OTHER TEMPORARY STRUCTURES INCLUDING A SHOP, PIGSTIES, CHICKEN SHEDS AND AGRICULTURAL STORES WILL HAVE TO BE CLEARED.

MR. BOSHER SAID: +DEPENDING ON THEIR ELIGIBILITY DISPLACED FAMILIES WILL BE OFFERED EITHER PUBLIC HOUSING OR TEMPORARY PUBLIC HOUSING.

+GENUINE CULTIVATOR FAMILIES MAY OPT FOR A RESITE TOGETHER WITH AN EX-GRATIA REHABILITATION ALLOWANCE OF $5,000 BUT WILL FORFEIT THEIR PRIORITY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING.+

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1978

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POSSESSION LICENCE FOR AFRICAN IVORY EXEMPTED *#**#*•

DEALERS IN AFRICAN IVORY IN HONG KONG HAVE BEEN EXEMPTED FROM HOLDING A POSSESSION LICENCE UNDER NEW REGULATIONS ANNOUNCED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE ORDER WAS MADE UNDER THE ANIMALS AND PLANTS (PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES) EXEMPTION ORDER 1978.

HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT PERMITS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR THE IMPORT AND EXPORT OF ELEPHANT TUSKS FROM AFRICA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE EXEMPTION ORDER APPLIES ONLY TO POSSESSION OF AFRICAN IVORY AND FOR THE IMPORT, EXPORT OR POSSESSION OF ANY SPECIMEN LISTED UNDER THE ANIMALS AND PLANTS (PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES) ORDINANCE FOR HERBARIUM, MUSEUM OR FOR SCIENTIFIC OR EDUCATIONAL STUDY.

HE SAID THAT THE EXEMPTION ORDER IN RELATION TO AFRICAN IVORY WAS INTRODUCED BECAUSE OF THE SIZE, NATURE AND COMPLEXITY OF THE IVORY INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG.

HE ADDED THAT WHEN THE ORDINANCE, WHICH CAME IN LINE WITH THE WASHINGTON CONVENTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES IN JUNE LAST, THERE WAS A +GRACE PERIOD+ OF THREE MONTHS FOR TRADERS TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS.

+THIS PERIOD HAS NOW LAPSED,+ HE SAID, +AND PROSECUTION WILL BE INITIATED AGAINST ANY OFFENDERS IMPORTING, EXPORTING OR POSSESSING ANY OF THE PROTECTED SPECIES UNDER THE ORD INANCE.+

HE ADVISED ANIMAL TRADERS TO EE FULLY ACQUAINTED WITH THE LISTED SPECIES WHICH INCLUDE PARTS AND DERIVATIVES.

+IN PARTICULAR, MONKEYS ARE NOW SCHEDULED AS WELL AS THE RAW SKINS OF ALL CROCODILES, ALLIGATORS AND CARMANS AND THE RAW SKINS OF MANY SPECIES OF SNAKES AND LIZARDS.

+UNDER THE ORDINACE CERTAIN PLANTS AND PARTS ALSO REQUIRE IMPORT, EXPORT AND POSSESSION LICENCES. THE LIST, IN THE THIRD SCHEDULE, INCLUDES ALL SPECIES OF ORCHIDS AS WELL AS CERTAIN CACTI, EUPHORBIAN AND PALMS,+ HE SAID.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1978

HIGHER COST OF LIVING IN AUGUST * * * *

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES (A) AND (E) FOR LAST MONTH (AUGUST) WERE BOTH 127, EACH TWO POINTS HIGHER THAN THE PREVIOUS NONTH.

THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS ADVANCED EY FOUR POINTS IN C.P.I. (A) AND BY THREE POINTS IN C.P.I. (B).

ADVERSE WEATHER ASSOCIATED WITH THE SEVERE TROPICAL STORM ELAINE CAUSED THE AVERAGE PRICES OF SALT-wATER FISH AND FRESH VEGETABLES TO RISE SUBSTANTIALLY. AS SOME RESTAURANTS AND EATING-PLACES RAISED THEIR PRICES, THE AVERAGE CHARGES FOR NEALS BOUGHT AWAY FROM HOME ALSO ROSE.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF FRESH FRUITS DECLINED WITH LOWER PRICES FOR PEARS, GRAPES AND WATER-MELONS. MOVEMENTS IN RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES INCREASED BY ONE POINT IN C.P.I. (A) AND BY TWO POINTS IN C.P.I. (B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER FARES CHARGED BY PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND HIGHER PRICES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES.

A RISE OF ONE POINT WAS RECORDED IN THE INDEX FOR MISCELLANEOUS GOODS IN BOTH C.P.I. (A) AND (B) BECAUSE OF HIGHER PRICES FOR OTHER HOUSEHOLD GOODS. THE INDEX FOR SERVICES ALSO WENT UP EY ONE POINT IN C.P.I. (A) DUE TO HIGHER CHARGES FOR HAIRDRESSING.

ON THE OTHER HAND, LOWER COST OF FUEL OIL BROUGHT ELECTRICITY RATES FOR AUGUST DOWN. AS A RESULT THE INDEX FOR FUEL AND LIGHT DECREASED BY ONE POINT IN BOTH C.P.I. (A) AND (B).

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER COMMODITY SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

THE C.P.I. (A) IS EASED ON WEIGHTS DERIVED FROM HOUSEHOLD SPENDING BETWEEN 3400 - 31,499 A MONTH AND THE C.P.I. (B), BETWEEN 51,500 - 32,9^9 A MONTH IN THE HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY IN 1973/74.

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JH£ SECTION INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1978, COMPARED w I TH tuf FOM M0IK!TH AND THE CORRESPONDING MONTH IN 1977, ARE AS

SECTION AUG. 78 C.P.1. (A) C.P.1. (B)

JUL. 78 AUG. 77 AUG. 78 JUL. 78 AUG. 77

FOODSTUFFS 125 121 116 125 122 116

HOUSING 130 130 125 133 130 124

FUEL AND LIGHT ALCOHOL IC DR INKS 134 135 136 133 134 135

AND TOBACCO CLOTHING AND 141 141 133 137 137 130

FOOTWEAR 103 103 100 102 102 100

DURABLE GOODS MISCELLANEOUS 114 114 113 111 111 107

GOODS TRANSPORT AND 135 134 125 131 130 121

VEHICLES 121 123 116 126 124 121

SERVICES 139 138 130 139 139 133

ALL-ITEMS 127 125 OB «■» OB 119 - 0 127 125 /6 119

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1978

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BOOST FOR CIVIL AID SERVICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES

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THE GOVERNMENT AIMS TO SET UP CIVIL AID SERVICES IN EACH OF THE RAPIDLY-GROWING AREAS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE OFFICIAL CEREMONY TO MARK THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LATEST C.A.S. GROUP — AN ADULT UNIT AND A CADET CORPS UNIT AT TUEN MUN NEW TOWN — MR. AKERS-JONES SAID THE NEXT UNIT wOULD EE FORMED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES NEXT YEAR AT SHA TIN NEW TOWN AND OTHER AREAS WOULD FOLLOw.

HE POINTED CUT THAT THE FIRST C.A.S. UNIT WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE N.T. AT TSUEN wAN 21 YEARS AGO, AND THAT THERE WERE NOW OTHERS AT TAI PC AND YUEN LONG.

♦MEMBERS GIVE USEFUL SUPPORT AND ASSIST THE LOCAL ADMINISTRATION AND BACK UP THE REGULAR EMERGENCY SERVICES, AND IT IS THE GOVERNMENT’S AIM TO ESTABLISH UNITS IN EACH AREA AS THE POPULATION GROWS,+ MR. AKERS-JONES ADDED.

HE NOTED THAT ALONGSIDE THE ADULT SERVICE, THE CADET CORPS --WITH 2,000 BOYS AGED 14 TO 18 — HAD ALSO GROWN AND SPREAD INTO THE NEW TERRITORIES, WITH CADET UNITS IN TSUEN WAN, YUEN LONG, TAI PO AND -- NEXT YEAR - AT SHA TIN.

♦THE C.A.S. ARE A FAMILIAR SIGHT TO US ALL AS THEY PERFORM THEIR CIVIL DUTIES PATROLLING IN OUR COUNTRY PARKS, FOREST FIRE FIGHTING, HELPING TO CONTROL CROWDS, ASSISTING IN CHINESE FESTIVALS AND DURING CHARITY DRIVES,+ MR. AKERS-JCNES SAID.

♦THEY TAKE PART IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SAILING, CANOEING, TREKKING, ROCK CLIMBING AND CAMPING — BALANCING CIVIC DU’IES AND EMERGENCY TASKS WITH OUTDOOR RECREATION.*

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1978

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WORKSHOP ON USE AND PRODUCTION OF AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD FOUR WORKSHOPS ON THE PRODUCTION OF AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS TO ASSIST SECONDARY SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS.

THE WORKSHOPS WILL BE CONDUCTED FROM OCTOBER 17 TO NOVEMBER 11 EY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE wI TH THE FIRST TWO TO EE HELD AT THE KOWLOON CENTRE AND THE LAST T.-.C AT THE HONG KONG CENTRE.

THE KOWLOON CENTRE IS AT 1 MA TAU KOK ROAD, SECOND FLOOR, AND THE HONG KONG CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD.

THE WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE SHORT TALKS BY SENIOR STAFF OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON THE USE AND PRODUCTION OF AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE AT THE SECONDARY

+ PARTICI PANTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TEACHING AIDS SUITABLE FOR USE IN THEIR OWN SCHOOLS , AND TO DEMONSTRATE AND EVALUATE THE USE OF THESE AIDS.+ AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

EACH WORKSHOP WILL BE LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS AND ALL TEACHERS WHO HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED A WORKSHOP WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH HEADS OF SCHOOLS TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE, 9A BONHAM. ROAD, HONG KONG, ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 2.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1978

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REGISTRATION TEAM TO OPERATE AT HA TSUEN * * * *

A TEAM FROM THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICE WILL CONDUCT REGISTRATIO' AT HA TSUEN RURAL COMMITTEE’S OFFICE FOR FIVE DAYS FROM CCTOEEP 2.

REGISTRATION DAILY.

ZJ ILL £E CONDUCTED BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 4.30 P.M.

THE VISIT IS TO ENABLE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS TO REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN AND WARDS BETWEEN 11 AND 17 YEARS OF AGE FOR JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS AND HOLDERS OF JUVENILE IDENTITY CARDS TO REGISTER FOR ADULT IDENTITY CARDS ON REACHING 18 YEARS OF AGE.

ALL PERSONS LIVING IN THIS AREA ARE REMINDED OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TC REGISTER THEMSELVES AND THEIR CHILDREN FOR IDENTITY CARDS AND TO REPORT CHANGES OF EMPLOYMENT OR RESIDENTIAL ADDRESSES, MARITAL STATUS, OR ANY OTHER PARTICULARS WHICH HAVE CHANGED SINCE REGISTERING FOR THEIR IDENTITY CARDS.

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HOURS ON TUESDAY

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN MONG KOK tai cim AMn BAGUIO VILLA WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVERAL nv TU- .A-rrn o » (SEPTEMBER 26) NIGHT TO FACILITATE WORKS BY THt WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

IN MONG KOK, WATER SUPPLY TO PREMISES AT 800-947 CANTON ROAD TAK CH-CNG LANE, TAK CHEONG STREET, TUNG ON STREET KAM FONG STREET 1-1A WATERLOO ROAD, 1-22 PITT STREET, 2-6A DUNDAS STREET AND

STREET WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR cIGHT HOURS FROM 10 P.M.

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WATER SUPPLY TO BLOCKS 1-15 UPPER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE WILL Bt TURNED OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM TUESDAY MIDNIGHT TO 6 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY.

___ AND IN BAGUIO VILLA, ALL PREMISES WILL HAVE NO WATER SUPPLY FOR SIX HOURS FROM TUESDAY MIDNIGHT. THE SUPPLY WILL RESUME AT 6 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY, BUT IT WILL AGAIN BE TURNED OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM WEDNESDAY MIDNIGHT TO 6 A.M. ON THURSDAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG TEL 5-233191

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1978

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PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO BUILD 1,500 HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FLATS ......................................................... 1

SEVERE RESTRICTIONS ON PRIVATE MOTORISTS AT SHA TIN RACE-COURSE ................................................... 3

PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SHA TIN RACE-COURSE ... 5

TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL EMBLEM AND' MURAL DESIGNS COMPETITION 6

POSTER CONTEST TO MARK ’YEAR OF THE CHILD’ .................... 7

HONG KONG STUDENTS SCORE HONOURS IN ESSAY COMPETITION ... 8

TOPLEY PRESENTS FLAG TO SWIMMING DELEGATION ................... 9

OPENING OF CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE .......................  10

LICENCES FOR SEDAN CHAIRS ...................................  10

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CHEUNG SHA WAN ....................... 11

WATER CUT........'............................................ 11

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1978

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PRIVATE DEVELOPERS TO BUILD 1,530 HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FLATS *****

ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND TWO PRIVATE COMPANIES TO BUILD 1,500 HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FLATS WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY).

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS 1,000 FLATS AT TUEN MUN WILL BE DEVELOPED BY THE HONGKONG LAND COMPANY LIMITED WHILE BREWOOD ENTERPRISES LIMITED, A SUBSIDIARY OF THE GREAT EAGLE GROUP, WILL BUILD 506 FLATS AT YAU TONG.

THESE ARE THE FIRST PROJECTS UNDER WHICH PRIVATE DEVELOPERS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN. THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT LAST APRIL.

A TOTAL OF 11 TENDERS WERE RECEIVED FOR THE TWO PROJECTS, WHICH SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR. ALAN SCOTT, DESCRIBED AS +VERY ENCOURAGING+. THE TWO SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES WERE OFFICIALLY NOTIFIED TODAY BY MR. SCOTT.

THE TUEN MUN PROJECT WILL CONSIST OF EIGHT BLOCKS EACH STOREYS BUILT ON A SITE ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD TO THE NORTH OF HUI.

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THERE WILL BE THREE TYPES OF FLATS OF 433 SQUARE FEET (43 SQUARE METRES), 539 SQUARE FEET (47.3 SQUARE METRES) AND 579 SQUARE FEET (53.8 SQUARE METRES) IN SIZE. MORE THAN HALF THE NUMBER OF FLATS WILL BE OF MEDIUM SIZE (I.E. 509 SQUARE FEET), WHILE 250 WILL HAVE TWO BEDROOMS AND THE REMAINING 750 WILL HAVE THREE BEDROOMS.

THERE WILL BE PARKING SPACES FOR 216 CARS, AND OPEN SPACE WILL TOTAL NEARLY 33,000 SQUARE FEET (3,050 SQUARE METRES).

A COMMERCIAL AREA ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND FIRST FLOOR PODIUM WILL INCLUDE BANKS, RESTAURANTS, A SUPERMARKET, SHOPS AND A DEPARTMENT STORE.

THE PROJECT, CONSTRUCTION OF WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN EARLY 1979, WILL TAKE 27 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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THE YAU TONG PROJECT, SITUATED ON A SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF CHA KWO LING AND KO CHIU ROADS, WILL CONSIST OF NINE BLOCKS OF SEVEN OR EIGHT STOREYS. THERE WILL EE 12 DIFFERENT TYPES OF TWO OR THREE-BEDROOM FLATS RANGING IN AREA FROM 409 SQUARE FEET (37.2 SQUARE METRES) TO 566 SQUARE FEET (52.6 SQUARE METRES). COMMERCIAL FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE TWO BANKS, THREE RESTAURANTS, A CAFE, A CAKE SHOP/FAST FOOD STORE, A SUPERMARKET, BOWLING ALLEY, TWO MINICINEMAS, AN AMUSEMENT CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND RETAIL SHOPS. WORK ON THE ESTATE WILL BEGIN IN APRIL 1979 AND TAKE 26 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

ACCORDING TO THE TENDER CONDITIONS, BOTH DEVELOPERS HAVE UNDERTAKEN TO MANAGE THE ESTATES FOR AT LEAST THE FIRST FIVE YEARS.

UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION ARRANGEMENT, THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDES THE LAND AND DEVELOPERS SUBMIT DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS TOGETHER WI TH A TENDER PREMIUM. THE PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT OF FLATS WAS DETtRMINED BY THE GOVERNMENT BEFORE TENDERS WERE INVITED AND THE GOVERNMENT ALSO GUARANTEES SALES OF FLATS TO PERSONS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE UNDER THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME. FLATS IN BOTH ESTATES WILL COST AN AVERAGE OF S220 PER SQUARE FOOT (32,368 PER SQUARE METRE).

COMMENTING ON THE AWARD, MR. SCOTT SAID HE WAS PLEASED WITH THE RESPONSE BY TENDERERS WHO HAVE OBVIOUSLY PUT IN A LOT OF WORK IN PRESENTING COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS IN ADDITION TO OFFERING VERY COMPETITIVE PREMIA. THE FLATS WILL FORM PART OF PHASE II OF THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND BUYERS WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE EITHER A FLAT BUILT BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OR ONE BUILT EY HONGKONG LAND AND BREWOOD ENTERPRISES. HE SAID PARTICIPATION BY LEADING DEVELOPERS SUCH AS HONGKONG LAND AND BREWOOD ENTERPRISES SEEMED LIKELY TO ACT AS AN INCENTIVE TO OTHER COMPANIES TO TENDER FOR FUTURE PROJECTS.

HE SAID THE NEXT DEVELOPMENT WHICH PRIVATE DEVELOPERS WOULD BE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN WOULD BE AT CHAI WAN AND HE EXPECTED TENDERS TO EE CALLED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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SEVERE RESTRICTIONS ON PRIVATE MOTORISTS AT SHA TIN RACE-COURSE

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IF THE PRIVATE MOTORIST IS EXPECTING THAT A DAY OUT AT THE RACES AT THE NEW SHA TIN RACE-COURSE DUE TO BE OPENED ON OCTOBER 7 IS GOING TO BE TROUBLE-FREE, THEN HE WILL BE IN FOR A CRUEL SHOCK.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR. PETER MILLER, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS BEING INTRODUCED IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPENING OF THE NEW RACE-COURSE.

MR. MILLER SAID : +IN THE FIRST PLACE, THE NUMBER OF PRIVATE MOTOR CAR PARKING SPACES AT THE RACE-COURSE HAS BEEN SEVERELY LIMITED TO LESS THAN 1,000, AND THESE WILL EE RESERVED FOR MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB HOLDING APPROPRIATE PASSES.

+AT THE SAME TIME, SEVERE RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED WITHIN SHA TIN ITSELF SO THAT NO INDISCRIMINATE PARKING CAN TAKE PLACE AND IN ANY CASE THERE IS NO PEDESTRIAN ACCESS BETWEEN THE NEW TOWN AND THE RACE-COURSE.

+IF THERE IS ONE TIP THAT I CAN GIVE WHICH CAN BE ASSURED OF A GOOD RETURN THEN IT IS TO TRAVEL BY'ONE OF THE VARIOUS MODES OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT.+

MR. MILLER SAID THAT ADDITIONAL TRAINS WOULD BE OPERATED NON-STOP FROM KOWLOON RAILWAY STATION DIRECT TO THE NEW STATION AT THE RACE-COURSE AND ALL TICKETS WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE AT SELECTED JOCKEY CLUB OFFICES THROUGHOUT HONG KONG.

FOR A $4 FARE, RACE-GOERS WOULD BE ASSURED OF A FAST, TROUELE-FREE JOURNEY TO AND FROM THE RACE-COURSE AND THE USUAL PATTERN OF CONNECTING BUS AND FERRY SERVICES TO HUNG HOM WOULD BE ADJUSTED WHERE NECESSARY TO MEET TRAFFIC REQUIREMENTS.

IN ADDITION, HE SAID, SUPPLEMENTARY EXPRESS BUS SERVICES WOULD OPERATE ON 12 ROUTES INCLUDING THREE SERVICES FROM HONG KONG ISLAND, SIX FROM KOWLOON AND THREE FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES.

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A SHUTTLE SERVICE OF EUSES WOULD PLY BETWEEN SHA TIN NEW TOWN AND THE RACE-COURSE.

THE EXISTING PATTERN OF CROSS HARBOUR FERRY SERVICES WOULD FEED PASSENGERS TO THE SPECIAL BUSES AT TSUEN wAN, TAI KOK TSUI, TSIM SHA TSUI, HUNG HOM, KOWLOON CITY AND KWUN TONG.

THE SPECIAL EUS SERVICES WOULD BEGIN ABOUT TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS EEFORE THE FIRST RACE AND WOULD OPERATE AT FREQUENT INTERVALS ACCORDING TO TRAFFIC DEMAND.

MR. MILLER SAID : +ALTHOUGH EVERY REASONABLE PRECAUTION HAS BEEN MADE TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES AND SMOOTH TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS, WE CAN NEVER BE CERTAIN AS TO THE EXACT NUMBER OF PUNTERS TRAVELLING FROM THE VARIOUS DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT HONG KONG.

+l MUST THEREFORE EMPHASISE THAT THE ARRANGEMENTS ENTERED INTO ARE SUBJECT TO REVIEW IN THE LIGHT OF FUTURE EXPERIENCE AND THIS INCLUDES BOTH THE TIMING OF THE RACES AND THE PATTERN OF TRANSPORT FACILITIES.

+ONE THING IS IMPORTANT : NO ONE WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO SHA TIN IN THE HOPE OF OBTAINING AN ADMISSION TICKET AT THE RACE-COURSE.

+ALL TICKETS FOR THE RACES AT SHA TIN MUST BE BOUGHT IN ADVANCE AT THE VARIOUS JOCKEY CLUB OUTLETS AND ONCE THE 'HOUSE FULL’ SIGN GOES UP, NO MORE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.+

MR. MILLER ADDED : +IN THE CO-ORDINATION OF TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS MADE BY OURSELVES IN CLOSE CONSULTATION WITH THE POLICE AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, WE HAVE BEEN MOST ANXIOUS TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN GETTING PEOPLE TO THE RACE-COURSE WITH THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF INCONVENIENCE AND YET AT THE SAME TIME NOT JEOPARDISING THE NORMAL TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR PEOPLE WHO CONTINUE TO WORK, PLAY AND GO ABOUT THEIR USUAL RECREATIONAL AND DOMESTIC ACTIVITIES.

+IN OTHER WORDS, WE DC NOT INTEND TO PUT RACING AS THE FIRST PRIORITY ABOVE ALL ELSE AND HENCE WE ARE RESTRICTING THE NUMBER OF BUSES THAT CAN EE TAKEN OFF NORMAL SERVICES AND THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL EE CLOSELY MONITORING THE SITUATION TO ENSURE THAT ANY PROBLEMS THAT MAY ARISE ARE SORTED OUT QUICKLY.+

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR SHA TIN RACE-COURSE ******

PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE HAVE BEEN FINALISED. THE FIRST RACE MEETING AT SHA TIN WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 7.

THERE WILL BE 12 SPECIAL BUS SERVICES, INCLUDING THREE CROSSHARBOUR ROUTES, OPERATING TO AND FROM THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE.

BUS FARES WILL RANGE FROM $5 FOR CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTES TO $1 FOR THE SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM SHA TIN MARKET. TRAIN FARES WILL EE $4 FOR A RETURN TICKET.

THE SPECIAL RACE-COURSE BUSES WILL RUN FROM TSUEN WAN FERRY, TAI PO MARKET, TSIM SHA TSUI, KENNEDY TOWN, CHAI WAN (EAST), ABERDEEN, LAI CHI KOK, TAI KOK TSUI, SHA TIN MARKET, KWUN TONG, CHOI HUNG AND KOWLOON CITY FERRY.

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL PROVIDE FOUR ADDITIONAL TRAINS TO SERVE THE RACE-COURSE WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 11,000. THESE TRAINS WILL BE OPERATED NON-STOP FROM HUNG HOM TO RACE-COURSE STATION.

IN ADDITION, TWO SCHEDULED SOUTH-BOUND TRAINS WILL BE DIVERTED TO CALL AT RACE-COURSE STATION TO PICK UP PASSENGERS.

AS FOR DEPARTURES FROM THE RACE-COURSE, BUSES WILL STAND BY FROM THE FOURTH RACE UNTIL ABOUT ONE HOUR AFTER THE LAST RACE. THE BUSES WILL DEPART FROM THE RACE-COURSE WHEN FULLY LOADED.

THE TRAINS AND BUSES ARE EXPECTED TO CARRY UP TO 28,300 PASSENGERS WHILE TAXIS AND PLE’S SHOULD CARRY ABOUT 7,000 PASSENGERS.

HOWEVER, FOR THE FIRST RACE MEETING AT SHA TIN ON OCTOBER 7, THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB IS EXPECTED TO RESTRICT ADMISSION TO ABOUT 20,000.

ALTHOUGH ABOUT 150 BUSES WILL EE OPERATED ON THE 12 ROUTES A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN STRONGLY EMPHASISED THAT THIS WOULD NOT UNREASONABLY DEPLETE REGULAR SCHEDULED BUS SERVICES.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1978

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TSUEN wAN TOWN HALL EMBLEM AND MURAL DESIGN zXhIBITI ON ******

A THREE-DAY EXHIBITION OF THE ENTRIES IN THE HONG KONG-WIDE COMPETITION FOR THE EMBLEM AND MURAL DESIGNS FOR THE $23 MILLION TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL WILL EE OPENED ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

VISITORS TO THE EXHIBITION, WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE, TSUEN WAN, WILL EE ABLE TO TAKE A CRITICAL LOOK AT MORE THAN 6OO DESIGNS SUBMITTED BY CONTESTANTS FROM ALL OVER HONG KONG.

THE ..INNING ENTRIES — ONE FOR THE TOWN HALL EMBLEM, ANOTHER FOR THE GROUND FLOOR MURAL AND THE THIRD FOR THE FIRST FLOOR MURAL — WILL TAKE PRIDE OF THE PLACE.

THE COMPETITION WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TSUEN WAN ADVISORY BOARD.

THE TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, MR. JAMES HAYES, AND AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE BOARD, MR. CHAN PO-FONG, WILL PRESENT CASH AND OTHER PRIZES TO THE WINNERS AT AN OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY AT THE EXHIBITION.

THE EMBLEM DESIGN, WHICH WAS OPENED TO ALL, WAS WON BY THE S.S. DESIGN GROUP. THE GROUND FLOOR MURAL DESIGN SECTION WAS WON BY MR. ARIES LEE OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT AND THE FIRST FLOOR MURAL DESIGN SECTION, WHICH WAS OPENED TO PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, WAS WON BY 11-YEAR-CLD HUNG CHUI-LAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE THREE-DAY EXHIBITION ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) AT 3 P.M.

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL EE PROVIDED. A GOVERNMENT VAN (AM 2388) WILL LEAVE FROM BEHIND THE TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE AT 2.15 P.M. TO TAKE PRESS REPRESENTATIVES TO AND LATER BACK FROM TSUEN ..AN.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1978

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POSTER CONTEST TO MARK ’YEAR OF THE CHILD’

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TODAY ENCOURAGED STUDENTS TO TAKE PART IN THE +INTERNATICNAL YEAR OF THE CHILD+ POSTER DESIGN CONTEST THROUGH THEIR SCHOOLS.

THE CONTEST IS LAUNCHED BY THE FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG IN RESPONSE TO THE UNITED NATIONS’ DECLARATION OF THE YEAR 1979 AS THE +INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD*, AND IS AIMED AT GENERATING PUBLIC AWARENESS TO THE INTELLECTUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN AS WELL AS PROMOTING CREATIVE DESIGNING AS A HOBBY AMONG YOUTHS IN HONG KONG.

THE CONTEST IS DIVIDED INTO JUNIOR SECTION FOR CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN 11 AND 15= AND SENIOR SECTION FOR THOSE AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 21.

PARTICIPANTS MUST USE +GENERATION 2000 : A BETTER FUTURE FOR EVERY CHILD* AS THE THEME TO DESIGN A POSTER OF SIZE 16” X 20”. ANY MEDIUM MAY BE USED FOR PRODUCTION AND ENTRIES MUST BE ORIGINAL AND UNPUBLISHED.

THERE WILL BE 14 PRIZES FOR EACH SECTION.

ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND THEIR SUB-OFFICES AS WELL AS THE FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG.

COMPLETED FORMS ALONG WITH THE DESIGNS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE ASSOCIATION, 152 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG BY OCTOBER 16.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1978

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HONG KONG STUDENTS SCORE HONOURS IN ESSAY COMPETITION

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PAMELA CHANG, A FORM 3 STUDENT OF THE MARYKNOLL SISTERS SCHOOL, HAS wON THIRD PRIZE IN CLASS C IN THE 1977/78 ESSAY COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY.

MISS CHANG’S ESSAY ON THE DANGER OF THE EXTINCTION OF WILDLIFE WAS CHOSEN FROM AMONG 290 ENTRIES FROM SOME 30 COUNTRIES. THE PRIZE IS 10 POUND STERLING IN CASH AND 5 POUND STERLING IN BOOKS.

ESSAYS BY FOUR OTHER HONG KONG STUDENTS ALSO RECEIVED HIGH COMMENDATION FROM THE EXAMINERS.

A FORM 3 STUDENT OF SACRED HEART CANOSSIAN COLLEGE, LINDA VANN, WAS +HIGHLY COMMENDED+ FOR HER ESSAY IN CLASS B= WHILE HER SISTER PATRICIA, A FORM 2 STUDENT IN THE SAME COLLEGE, WAS +COMMENDED+ IN CLASS C.

IN CLASS A, TWO STUDENTS WHO WERE +HIGHLY COMMENDED+ WERE ATHENA KWAI, A LOWER-6 STUDENT OF ST. MARY’S CANOSSIAN COLLEGE AND NANCY KAM, AN UPPER-6 STUDENT OF SACRED HEART CANOSSIAN COLLEGE.

THE COMPETITION IS HELD ANNUALLY BY THE RCYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY WITH A VIEW TO ENCOURAGING COMMONWEALTH STUDIES IN SCHOOLS.

CLASS A IS FOR CANDIDATES AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 19, WHILE CLASS B IS FOR STUDENTS OF 14 AND UNDER 16, AND CLASS C FOR THOSE UNDER 14.

THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS BOOK PRIZES TO THE BEST THREE COMPETITORS IN EACH CLASS OF THE PRELIMINARY ROUND HELD LOCALLY.

HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION IS ORGANISED BY SIR DOUGLAS CLAGUE, THE CORRESPONDING SECRETARY OF THE SOCIETY IN HONG KONG.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1978

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TOPLEY PRESENTS FLAG TO SWIMMING DELEGATION * * X *

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR. KENNETH TOPLEY, WILL TOMORROW (TUESDAY) PRESENT A FLAG TO A HONG KONG DELEGATION WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND CONFERENCE OF SWIMMING TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE SYMPOSIUM AND CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD BETWEEN OCTOBER 23 AND 30.

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION COMPRISES MR. NG SHUE-CHIU, ANNUAL GOVERNOR OF THE SWIMMING TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION (HONG KONG) AND CHIEF OF THE DELEGATION= MR. R. BIRD, PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) AND HON. ADVISER OF S.T.A. (H.K.)= MISS WINNIE HO, INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS AND HON. SECRETARY OF S.T.A. (H.K.)= AND MR. MA YING-KIN, INSPECTOR OF SWIMMING IN SCHOOLS AND P.R.O. OF S.T.A. (H.K.).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND YOUR REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE FLAG PRESENTATION CEREMONY TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, SIXTH FLOOR, HARBOUR ROAD AT 5.30 P.M.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1978

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OPENING OF CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE * * * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE KILL OPEN ITS FIRST CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE AT THE MA TAU KOK GOVERNMENT OFFICES, THIRD FLOOR, ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) AT 10.33 A.M.

THE REV. THE HON. JOYCE M. BENNETT WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

THE CAREERS INFOR: 'ATIC! CENTRE CONSISTS REFERENCE LIBRARY v. I TH SC.’E 333 PUBLICATIONS

CAREERS

INFORMATION MATERIALS.

OF A CAREERS

AND OTHER RELEVANT

IT V. ILL BE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUNG PEOPLE, CAREERS TEACHERS, PARENTS, SOCIAL WORKERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE. PRESS TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED. A VAN WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (MAIN WING) CAR PARK ON SEPTEMBER 27 AT 9.15 A.M. TO TAKE PRESS REPRESENTATIVES TO THE CENTRE AND BACK.

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LICENCES FOR SEDAN CHAIRS

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL PRESENT 21 SEDAN CHAIR LICENCES FOR THE MATILDA AND WAR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S ANNUAL SEDAN CHAIR RACE TO EE HELD ON OCTOBER 14.

THE LICENCE,VALID FOR ONE-DAY ONLY,WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE RACE COMMITTEE ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) AT 6.33 P.M. IN THE LOBBY OF THE HOLIDAY INN, BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, LICENSING, MR. HECTOR ROSS.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE PRESENTATION.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1978

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CHEUNG SHA WAN ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT TRAFFIC ALONG TAI NAN WEST STREET BETWEEN CHEUNG SHUN STREET AND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD WILL EE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND, AND CHEUNG SHUN STREET BETWEEN CHEUNG LAI STREET AND TAI NAN WEST STREET WILL EE RE-RCUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND FROM 13 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

THE ARRANGEMENTS ARE TC FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATIONS AND TUNNELS ALONG CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WATER CUT * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN wONG TAI SIN AREA WILL EE CUT OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY TAI SHING STREET, TUNG TAU TSUEN ROAD, SHA TIN PASS ROAD, SHEUNG TAK STREET INCLUDING BLOCK NOS. 3, 4, 5, 15, 1c, 19, 23, 21, 22, AND 23 LOWER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE, TAK MING LAU AND KAI MING LAU.

MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT ALSC ANNOUNCED THAT SALT WATER SUPPLY TO KWAI CHUNG AND TSUEN WAN ..ILL EE STOPPED FOR 14 HOURS FROM 19 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT Oh WEDNESDAY TO FACILITATE SALT a ATER MAIN DIVERSION WORK IN TSUEN VAN.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MONTHLY DOMESTIC EXPORTS REACH RECORD VALUE .................. 1

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR WEST KOWLOON...........’.....*..... 3

MINIMUM DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC DURING STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER

CONSTRUCTION .............................................    .4

INSTITUTE TO RECEIVE GIFT OF A VALUABLE CAR ENGINE i............ 5

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GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN ........i......... 5

WATER CUT.............................................?....... 6

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1978

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MONTHLY DOMESTIC EXPORTS REACH RECORD VALUE ******

THE VALUE OF HONG KONG’S MONTHLY DOMESTIC EXPORTS EXCEEDED THE 34,000 MILLION MARK FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST MONTH (AUGUST) TO REACH 34,316 MILLION, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST PROVISIONAL EXTERNAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE IMPORTS FOR THE MONTH WERE WORTH £5,239 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS $1,196 MILLION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SAID THE CONSIDERABLE INCREASE IN AUGUST’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS IS CONSISTENT WITH THE USUAL SEASONAL RISE AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

THE FIGURES FOR THE PERIOD JUNE TO AUGUST 1978 (LATEST THREE MONTHS) SHOWED INCREASES BY VALUE COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1977 OF 12.8 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, 28.4 PER CENT FOR IMPORTS AND 31.9 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS.

COMPARED WITH FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1977, INCREASES BY VALUE OF $730 MILLION OR 21.1 PER CENT IN EXPORTS, 31,480 MILLION OR 39.4 PER CENT IN IMPORTS AND 3355 MILLION OR 42.3 PER CENT IN RE-EXPORTS WERE RECORDED.

THE SHORT TERM CHANGES, AUGUST 1978 COMPARED WITH JULY 1978, SHOWED INCREASES OF $492 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, $191 MILLION OR 3.8 PER CENT FOR IMPORTS AND $217 MILLION OR 22.2 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS.

THE FIGURES FOR THE 12-MONTH PERIOD FROM SEPTEMBER 1977 TO AUGUST 1978 COMPARED WITH THOSE FOR THE PREVIOUS 12-MONTH PERIOD SHOWED INCREASES BY VALUE OF 9.2 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, 19 PER CENT FOR IMPORTS AND 22.8 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE LATEST COMPARATIVE EXTERNAL TRADE

FIGURES :

LATEST 3 MONTHS JUNE-AUGUST 1978 JUNE-AUGUST 1977 INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. 3 MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 10,875 9,642 +1,233 +12.8

IMPORTS 15,392 11,989 +3,402 +28.4

RE-EXPORTS 3,247 2,461 + 786 +31.9

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1978

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AUGUST . AUGUST INCREASE OR

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR 1978 1977 DECREASE

3 MN. if MN. 3 MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 4,016 (77.1%) 3,316 (79.8%) + 700 +21.1

IMPORTS 5,239 3,759 +1,480 +39.4

RE-EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 1,196 (22.9%) 841 (20.2%) + 355 +42.3

r AUGUST JULY INCREASE OR

LAST MONTH 1978 1978 DECREASE

$ DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 3 MN. 3 MN. 3 MN. %

4,016 (77.1%) 3,523 (78.3%) + 492 + 14.0

IMPORTS 5,239 5,048 + 191 + 3.8

RE-EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 1,196 (22.9%) 979 (21.7%) + 217 +22.2

JAN.-AUGUST JAN.-AUGUST INCREASE OR

CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE 1978 1977 DECREASE

im $ MN. $ MN. 3 MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 25,008 (75.5%) 22,488 (78.2%) ►2,520 + 11.2

IMPORTS 38,545 31,437 < ►7,108 +22.6

RE-EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 8,110 (24.5%) 6,266 +1,845 (21.8%) +29.4

J SEPTEMBER 1977 SEPTEMBER 1976

TO TO INCREASE OR

l^AST 12 MONTHS AUGUST 1978 AUGUST 1977 DECREASE

3 MN. 3 MN. 3 MN. %

"DOMESTIC EXPORTS 37,524 34,356 h •3,168 + 9.2

IMPORTS 55,809 46,910 + ■8,899 +19.0

RE-EXPORTS 11,674 9,503 + ■2,171 +22.8

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1978

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR WEST KOWLOON ******

IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THE START OF WORK ON THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY EXTENSION TO TSUEN WAN, NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WEST KOWLOON FROM 10 A.M. ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

UNDER THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD BETWEEN TAI NAN STREET AND PORTLAND STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC.

CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BETWEEN YEN CHOW STREET AND NAM CHEONG STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

THE EXISTING +BUS ONLY+ LANE ON THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THIS SECTION OF ROAD WILL BE CANCELLED.

CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BETWEEN WONG CHUK STREET AND BOUNDARY STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

A RIGHT-TURN FOR PLB’S IN NAM CHEONG STREET WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE JUNCTION OF UN CHAU STREET AND NAM CHEONG STREET.

A 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION WILL BE IMPOSED DAILY ON CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BETWEEN YEN CHOW STREET AND NAM CHEONG STREET' CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BETWEEN TONKIN STREET AND FAT TSEUNG STREET' AND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BETWEEN TAI NAN WEST STREET AND TUNG CHAU WEST STREET.

THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF LAI CHI KOK ROAD BETWEEN TONG Ml ROAD AND POPLAR STREET WILL BE RESERVED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF FRANCHISED BUSES BETWEEN 7 A.M. AND 11 P.M. DAILY.

BETWEEN 7 A.M. AND MIDNIGHT DAILY, PLB’S WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP ALONG THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS:

* YEN CHOW STREET BETWEEN UN CHAU STREET AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD'

* NAM CHEONG STREET BETWEEN UN CHAU STREET AND FUK WING STREET'

* FUK WING STREET, NEAR YEN CHOW STREET'

* FUK WING STREET, NEAR NAM CHEONG STREET' AND

* TAI NAN WEST STREET BETWEEN CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

A TOTAL OF 23 BUS SERVICES WILL BE DIVERTED. THE MAIN BUS DIVERSIONS ARE TO TAI NAN STREET, CEDAR STREET, YU CHAU STREET TO REJOIN YEN CHOW STREET'INSTEAD OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

ALSO, THE EXISTING BOS TERMINUS FOR ROUTE 2F ON CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD WILL BE RELOCATED IN CHEUNG SHUN STREET.

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IN THIS CONNECTION, EUSES HEADING FOR CHEUNG SHUN STREET TERMINUS WILL OPERATE FROM CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD VIA CHEUNG LAI STREET AND CHEUNG SHUN STREET WHILE-THOSE ON JOURNEYS TO TSZ WAN SHAN WILL OPERATE VIA CHEUNG SHUN STREET AND TAI NAN WEST STREET INSTEAD OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT ALTHOUGH APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL EE SET UP TO INDICATE THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS IN WEST KOWLOON, MOTORISTS SHOULD DRIVE CAREFULLY UNTIL THEY ARE ACCUSTOMED TO THE NEW ROUTINGS.

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MINIMUM DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC DURING STUBES ROAD FLYOVER CONSTRUCTION ******

THE $54.6 MILLION STUEBS ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CONSTRUCTED WITH MINIMUM DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

THE ALIGNMENT OF THE FLYOVER -- THE CONTRACT FOR WHICH WAS SIGNED TODAY BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT — HAS BEEN CHOSEN SC THAT EXISTING CARRIAGEWAYS WILL BE AFFECTED AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE.

THIS WAS EXPLAINED EY MR. DAVID STEAD, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING BEVEL"- Hf.T, DURING THE PROJECT’S CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY.

MR. STEAD SAID: +IT CANNOT EE EXPECTED THAT TRAFFIC CONGESTION WILL IMPROVE DURING CONSTRUCTION, BUT INTERFERENCE WITH NORMAL FLOW ..ILL EE MINIMISED EY MAINTAINING TWO LANES FREE OF OBSTRUCT I ON.+

HE SAID THE ONLY TIME WHEN STUBBS ONE LANE, WITH A TWO-WAY FLOW REGULATED BE BETWEEN 10 P.M. AND 6.30 A.M.

ROAD MIGHT BE REDUCED TO BY TRAFFIC LIGHTS, WOULD

sLIgh;taT«hen?:i ^^^.H^!^.PEopLe 4s tp4ppic

months'™ ctmpl£t“ENCE earl'' "ext month and ,t "ill take 20

THE CONTRACT WAS AWARDED LIMITED AND THE CONSULTANT IS

TO PAUL Y CONSTRUCTION COMPANY W.S. ATKINS PYPUN CONSULTANTS GROUP.

WHEN COMPLETED THE 45O-METRE-L0NG FLYOVER WILL LINK LOWER STUBBS ROAD WITH WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD. THE GROUND LEVEL ROAD WILL BE IMPROVED BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO ADDITIONAL STRUCTURES TO CARRY TRAFFIC FROM STUBBS ROAD TC THE ROUNDABOUT, AND FROM, THE ROUNDABOUT TO WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD.

THE STRUCTURES COMPRISE PRECAST CONCRETE BEAMS SUPPORTED BY CONCRETE COLUMNS.

THE ALIGNMENT OF THE FLYOVER IS SUCH THAT IT WILL RUN BESIDE THE EXISTING STUBBS ROAD, CROSS TAI HANG ROAD AND JOIN WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD BEYOND THE PRESENT ROUNDABOUT.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1978

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INSTITUTE TO RECEIVE GIFT OF A VALUABLE CAR ENGINE

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CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN APPRENTICES OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT OF THE KWUN TONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF EXAMINING HOW A MERCEDES BENZ ENGINE FUNCTIONS.

A FOUR-CYLINDER PETROL ENGINE WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, FUEL INJECTION AND TRANSISTORISED IGNITION IS BEING DONATED BY ZUNG FU TO THE INSTITUTE.

♦THIS DONATION WILL BE A VALUABLE ADDITION TO THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AND I AM SURE IT WILL BENEFIT THE 5OO CRAFT APPRENTICES AND TECHNICIAN APPRENTICES,* MR. J.R. DEVEREUX, PRINCIPAL OF THE INSTITUTE, SAID.

THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ZUNG FU, MR. C.P. MOORE, AND THE SENIOR SERVICE MANAGER, MR. D.E. YOUNG, WILL HAND OVER THE ENGINE TO THE INSTITUTE AT A BRIEF CEREMONY ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 23). THE GIFT WILL BE ACCEPTED BY MR. DEVEREUX AND MR. YANG YU-WAI, HEAD OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT 13 A.M. ON THURSDAY AT THE KWUN TONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, 25 HIU MING STREET, K,;UN TONG.

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GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN *****

A PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH THE FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) IN THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, AT 3 P.M.

THE SPEAKERS AT THE CONFERENCE WILL BE MR. JOHN MARCH, ASSISTANT CHIEF FIRE OFFICER (PREVENTION)- MR. TAM HON-CHEUNG, DIVISIONAL OFFICER- MR. J.W. WHOLEY, SENIOR COUNTRY PARKS OFFICER- MR. S.L. CHONG, COUNTRY PARKS PROTECTION OFFICER AND MR. J.P. WOOD, CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE CONFERENCE. TELEVISION CREWS ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE EARLY SO THAT THEY WILL HAVE AMPLE TIME TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT.

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WATER CUT * * * *

-ro . ERESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN NORTH POINT AND TSUEN wAN WILL BE STOPPED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER «!8) TO ENABLE WATERWORKS STAFF TO CARRY OUT LEAKAGF TFSTS

STAFF TO CARRY OUT LEAKAGE TESTS.

IN NORTH POINT, THE KING’S ROAD FROM HEALTHY NO. 201-227 TSAT TSZ MUI NO WATER FROM 11 P.M. ON

PREMISES LOCATED AT THE SOUTH SIDE OF STREET EAST TO MANSION STREET INCLUDING ROAD AND MODEL HOUSING ESTATE WILL HAVE THURSDAY TO 6 A.M. ON FRIDAY.

DAjn WAN’ THE AREA FUNDED BY CASTLE PEAK ROAD, SHA TSUI

ROAD, TA CHUNG ROAD, SEA-FRONT AND PUN SHAN STREET INCLUDING

TQA6 1AS KQN FRIDAY W"”L WITHOUT WATER FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1978

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GO AHEAD FOR LAMMA ISLAND POWER STATION GIVEN ......

FIRST CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE OPENS

MAJOR EXPANSION PLANS FOR YAN CHAI HOSPITAL

F.K. LI VISIT TUNG WAH MUSEUM ................

CEREMONY 0F S°C‘AL WELFARE T0 OFFICIATE AT GRADUATION

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SHUM WAN ROAD reDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SWIMMING GALA

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1978

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GO AHEAD FOR LAMMA ISLAND POWER STATION GIVEN ******

THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL HAS APPROVED AN APPLICATION FROM THE HONG KONG ELECTRIC COMPANY TO CONSTRUCT A POWER STATION AT PO LO TSUI ON LAMMA ISLAND.

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ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID EXTRA GENERATING PLANT IS ESSENTIAL TO COPE WITH THE RAPIDLY INCREASING DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY ON HONG KONG ISLAND. THIS IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT NINE PER CENT EACH YEAR FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

TEN YEARS.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE EXTRA CAPACITY IS VITAL. IF THE COMPANY IS TO MEET THE EXPECTED REQUIREMENT FOR POWER AND TO MAINTAIN PRUDENT RESERVE CAPACITY TO MEET EMERGENCIES (E.G. THE FAILURE OF A GENERATOR) AND NORMAL MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS.

RESERVE CAPACITY IS LIKELY TO AVERAGE 35 PER CENT, THOUGH IT WILL BE HIGHER FOR A TIME AFTER THE COMM I OS CON I NG OF A NEW GENERATING SET, AND LOWER JUST BEFORE THE COMMISSIONING OF THE NEXT SET.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD EXAMINED WITH GREAT CARE A NUMBER OF OTHER POSSIBLE SITES FOR THE PLANT AND HAD CONCLUDED THAT LAMMA ISLAND WAS THE MOST SUITABLE, BEARING IN MIND THE FACT THAT THE NORTHERN PART OF THE ISLAND IS ALREADY ZONED FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES.

ONE OF THE POSSIBILITIES CONSIDERED HAD BEEN THE CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL PLANT AT AP LEI CHAU, ALONGSIDE THE EXISTING POWER STATION, BUT THIS HAD BEEN REJECTED BECAUSE THE DEGREE OF POLLUTION TO WHICH THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA WOULD HAVE BEEN SUBJECTED WOULD HAVE EXCEEDED TOLERABLE LIMITS.

THE NEW RECLAMATION AT AP LEI CHAU WAS ELIMINATED, BECAUSE THE AREA IS NEEDED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LIGHT INDUSTRY, WHICH WILL GIVE EMPLOYMENT TO RESIDENTS OF HOUSING ESTATES TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE ISLAND.

TAI TAM HAD BEEN CONSIDERED, BUT REJECTED BECAUSE THE AREA HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS A COUNTRY PARK.

THE POSSIBILITY HAD ALSO BEEN EXAMINED OF CONCENTRATING ALL GENERATING EQUIPMENT AT TAP SHEK KOK, WHERE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY ARE TO BUILD A POWER PLANT.

HOWEVER, THERE ARE SEVERAL IMPORTANT OBJECTIONS TO THIS PROPOSAL. IN PARTICULAR, THE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE COMPLEX AND HAVE CAUSED INCONVENIENCE, PARTICULARLY THE SECTION THROUGH CENTRAL AND KENNEDY TOWN.

A SINGLE SOURCE OF SUPPLY WOULD, MOREOVER, BE VULNERABLE TO ACCIDENT OR OTHER INTERFERENCE.

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IN ADDITION, THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY STATION, AND OTHER PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TAP SHEK KOK AREA WOULD ABSORB MOST OF THE AVAILABLE LAND.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT A FURTHER OBJECTION TO CONCENTRATING ALL GENERATION AT THE TAP SHEK KOK SITE WAS THE ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT WHICH WOULD BE CAUSED BY THE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF SULPHUR DIOXIDE, PARTICULATE MATTER AND OXIDES OF NITROGEN WHICH WOULD BE EMITTED IF ALL GENERATORS WERE LOCATED CLOSE TOGETHER.

SUCH A VOLUME OF EMISSIONS WOULD CONSTITUTE A HAZARD TO THE HEALTH OF THE PROJECTED 500,000 INHABITANTS OF TUEN MUN. UNDER SOME METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, THE EFFECTS WOULD BE MUCH MORE FAR REACHING, ESPECIALLY ON THE VICTORIA HARBOUR AREA.

THERE WAS A FURTHER DANGER, THAT THE EMISSIONS FROM A SINGLE LARGE GENERATING SITE MIGHT COMBINE WITH EXISTING EMISSIONS FROM THE DESALTER, THE TSING Yl POWER STATION AND THE INCINERATORS TO PRODUCE A HIGH DEGREE OF AIR POLLUTION AND SMOG IN THE HARBOUR.

THE CHOICE OF A SITE FOR A FURTHER POWER STATION IS VERY LIMITED, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED. ANY SITE ON HONG KONG ISLAND OR KOWLOON WOULD BE RULED OUT ON ENVIRONMENTAL GROUNDS. THE POSSIBILITY OF A REPLACEMENT AIRPORT ELIMINATES NORTH LANTAU= THE CLEARWATER BAY AREA IS NOT AVAILABLE BECAUSE OF THE PRESENT AIRPORT AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES- THE EASTERN NEW TERRITORIES IS UNSUITABLE BECAUSE OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTRY PARKS.

ON THE DRAFT OUTLINE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR LAMMA ISLAND, THE NORTHERN PART OF THE ISLAND IS ZONED FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DEEP WATER ACCESS AVAILABLE TO THIS PART OF THE ISLAND. THE AREA ALREADY CONTAINS CEMENT AND QUARRY WORKS. +THE SITING OF A POWER STATION ON NORTH LAMMA IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE OUTLINE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND WOULD NOT CONFLICT WITH THE RECREATIONAL USE OF THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE ISLAND, OR WITH THE TWO GAZETTED BEACHES,+ HE SAID.

HE COMMENTED THAT A POWER STATION ON LAMMA ISLAND WOULD UNAVOIDABLY HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE LANDSCAPE, BUT THIS WAS PREFERABLE TO THE UGLINESS OF THE EXTRA TRANSMISSION LINES WHICH WOULD BE REQUIRED AND THE ADDITIONAL POLLUTION WHICH WOULD BE CAUSED IF ALL CAPACITY WERE CONCENTRATED AT TAP SHEK KOK.

THE COMPANY AND THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO WHATEVER POSSIBLE TO MINIMISE THE STATION’S INTRUSION INTO ITS BACKGROUND. A MAJOR ADVANTAGE OF A LAMMA ISLAND POWER STATION WAS THAT CHIMNEY EMISSIONS WOULD BE RELATIVELY EASILY DISPERSED AND SHOULD NOT SERIOUSLY AFFECT EITHER EXISTING OR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT. NOR WOULD THE COUNTRY PARKS BE AFFECTED. DISRUPTION THROUGH CENTRAL AND KENNEDY TOWN WOULD BE AVOIDED SINCE THE TRANSMISSION NETWORK FROM LAMMA ISLAND WOULD CLOSELY FOLLOW HONG KONG ELECTRIC COMPANY’S NETWORK FROM AP LEI CHAU.

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+THE GOVERNMENT IS SATISFIED THAT, BEING OBLIGED IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO FIND A SITE FOR A POWER STATION, NORTH LAMMA OFFERS THE LEAST OBJECTIONABLE CHOICE FROM BOTH THE LAND USE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POINTS OF VIEW,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID. •nunraiAL

HE NOTED THAT REACTION TO THE PROPOSED POWER STATION FROM VILLAGERS HAD ON THE WHOLE BEEN FAVOURABLE-. THE LAMMA ISLAND RURAL COMMITTEES HAD EXPRESSED SUPPORT, SUBJECT TO THE NECESSARY SAFEGUARDS BEING TAKEN TO MINIMISE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE. THE PROJECT SHOULD PROVIDE EXTRA EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE LIVING ON THE ISLAND.

+LEASE CONDITIONS WILL REGULATE THE LANDSCAPING OF THE POWER STATION AND THE DESIGN AND ROUTE OF TRANSMISSION LINES AND WILL IMPOSE EFFECTIVE EMISSION CONTROLS,+ HE SAID. THESE SAFEGUARDS SHOULD GO SOME WAY TO MEETING THE OBJECTIONS RAISED ON ENVIRONMENTAL GROUNDS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT REALISES THAT THE SITING OF A POWER STATION IN ANY LOCATION IS BOUND TO BE UNPOPULAR BECAUSE OF THE DIFFICULTY OF MAKING POWER STATIONS LOOK ATTRACTIVE* AS WELL AS BECAUSE OF THEIR UNPLEASANT EMISSIONS. BUT THE GROWING ’ DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY, AS HONG KONG’S STANDARD OF LIVING RISES-. LEAVES NO ALTERNATIVE BUT THE CONSTRUCTION OF FURTHER CAPACITY. THE GOVERNMENT EXHAUSTIVELY STUDIED THE ALTERNATIVES BEFORE COMING TO ITS DECISION IN FAVOUR OF LAMMA.

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FIRST CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE OPENS

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HONG KONG’S FIRST CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE, RUN BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, WAS OPENED TODAY BY THE REV. JOYCE M. BENNETT, LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR AND HEADMISTRESS OF ST. CATHERINE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.

THE CENTRE HAS A CAREERS REFERENCE LIBRARY, INCLUDING A COLLECTION OF 800 BOOKS AND MAGAZINES, FILMS, SLIDES AND CASSETTE TAPE RECORDINGS. THESE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE TO YOUNG PEOPLE, CAREERS TEACHERS, PARENTS AND SOCIAL WORKERS.

SPEAKING AT THE CENTRE’S OPENING CEREMONY, MISS BENNETT SAID STUDENTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO DROP IN AFTER SCHOOL. THERE ARE STAFF AVAILABLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND DISCUSS CAREERS.

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♦NEVER FORGET THOUGH,+ SHE ADDED, +THAT EACH CAREER WILL HAVE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT THESE ARE IN GOOD TIME SO THAT YOU CAN BE SURE YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE MOST SUITABLE COURSES FOR THAT CAREER. ONCE YOU KNOW WHAT CAREER YOU ARE HOPING TO FOLLOW, YOU WILL FIND YOUR SCHOOL WORK FAR MORE MEANINGFUL. THEREFORE, COME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO THE CENTRE SO THAT YOU WILL BE IN A BETTER POSITION TO DECIDE ON YOUR CAREER.+

MISS BENNETT SAID THAT CITY LIFE HAD BECOME SO COMPLICATED THAT CHILDREN WERE NO LONGER ABLE TO FOLLOW THEIR FATHER’S OR MOTHER’S FOOTSTEPS.

♦SOCIETY IS MORE MOBILE’ THERE ARE MANY MORE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES. THE NEWS MEDIA AND THE TELEVISION HAVE WIDENED THE HORIZONS OF THE TEENAGERS. THEY ARE CONSIDERING JOBS THEIR PARENTS HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF. BUT THEY ARE ALSO CONFUSED BY THE GREAT VARIETY OF CHOICES,+ SHE SAID.

MISS BENNETT PAID TRIBUTE TO THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE FOR TRYING TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE WORLD OF SCHOOL AND THE WORLD OF WORK.

SHE RECOUNTED THAT IN THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR THE SERVICE PROVIDED CAREERS SEMINARS, LECTURES AND EXHIBITIONS WHICH WERE ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 170,000 AND ALSO DEALT WITH 10,000 ENQUIRES FOR CAREERS INFORMATION AND ADVICE.

MISS BENNETT APPEALED TO EMPLOYERS TO SUPPORT THE NEW CENTRE. +IT NEEDS THE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION WHICH ONLY YOU CAN GIVE. IF YOU HAVE PRODUCED A LEAFLET ON YOUR TRADE OR MADE A FILM OR SLIDE PRESENTATION ABOUT IT, LET THE CENTRE HAVE A COPY. MAKE USE OF THE CENTRE’S DISTRIBUTION SERVICE FOR YOUR CAREERS LEAFLETS SO THAT YOU CAN ATTRACT THE MOST SUITABLE SCHOOL LEAVERS INTO YOUR INDUSTRY OR TRADE. THE CENTRE WILL HELP YOU AS WELL AS THE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS AND TEACHERS.+

EARLIER, THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR. NEIL HENDERSON, SAID SIMILAR CENTRES WOULD BE SET UP ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND IN TSUEN WAN IF THE PRESENT ONE PROVES TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

THE NEW CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE, MANAGED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, IS SITUATED ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN KOWLOON.

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MAJOR EXPANSION PLANS FOR YAN CHAI HOSPITAL *****

THE YAhTCHAI HOSPITAL IN TSUEN WAN — WHICH OPENED AS A SMALL COMMUNITY-BACKED HOSPITAL TO MEET LOCAL NEEDS FIVE YEARS AGO — HAS AMBITIOUS PLANS TO BECOME A FULLY-EQUIPPED 400-BED DISTRICT

SPEAKING AT A DINNER THIS EVENING, THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR. DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID THAT THE EXPANSION PLANS WERE NOW BEING EXAMINED.

HE ADDED THAT THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PLANS — THE ADDITION OF 50 BEDS AND NURSES QUARTERS — WAS ASSURED BY A $500.000 DONATION FROM THE BOARD’S CHAIRMAN, MR. WU CHUNG.

MR. AKERS-JONES SAID THE GENEROUS DONATION WOULD ENABLE A THREE-FLOOR EXTENSION TO BE COMPLETED TO PROVIDE THE EXTRA BEDS AND QUARTERS.

HE STRESSED THAT THE HOSPITAL IS PLAYING A MORE IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE LIFE OF TSUEN WAN AND POINTED OUT THAT THE HOSPITAL HAD NOW BEEN INTEGRATED WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S PLANS FOR REGIONAL IS ING HOSPITAL SERVICES AND WOULD ACCORDINGLY, FROM THIS YEAR, RECEIVE A GRANT OF AID TO SUBSIDISE APPROVED EXPENDITURE.

HE ADDED, EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE FIRST CHILD CARE CENTRE RUN BY THE HOSPITAL WAS OPENED AND TODAY MARKED THE OPENING OF THE YAN CHAI HOSPITAL THIRD ANNUAL DIRECTORS’ CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT.

+THESE ARE BOTH EXAMPLES OF THE ROLE THE HOSPITAL AS AN ORGANISATION CAN PLAY IN THE LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY. I AM SURE THIS ROLE WILL CONTINUE TO GROW AND THAT MANY COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL COME FORWARD TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE HOSPITAL,* MR. AKERS-JONES SAID.

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F.K. LI TO VISIT TUNG WAH MUSEUM

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THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS AND INFORMATION, MR. F.K. LI, WILL VISIT THE TUNG WAH MUSEUM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) WHERE SOME OF THE HISTORICAL OBJECTS OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP ARE KEPT.

THE TWO-STOREY MUSEUM, CONVERTED FROM THE FORMER HALL OF THE KWONG WAH HOSPITAL IN WATERLOO ROAD, WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1971 BY TUNG WAH’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF 1970 TO COMMEMORATE THE CENTENARY OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS.

AN ANNEX TO THE MUSEUM WAS COMPLETED IN OCTOBER, 1971 AT THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE KWONG WAH HOSPITAL.

ITEMS DISPLAYED IN THE MUSEUM INCLUDE A LIST OF DONORS PUBLISHED IN 1873, HISTORICAL PICTURES, BUILDING MODELS AND FURNITURE PIECES.

THE MUSEUM IS OPEN TO VISITORS ON PRIOR ARRANGEMENT WITH THE TUNG WAH MANAGEMENT.

DURING THE VISIT TOMORROW, MR. LI WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MR. WILLIAM MA, AND OTHER BOARD NEMBERS AS WELL AS THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (YAU MA TEI), MR. THOMAS SHARR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER MR. F.K. LI’S VISIT TO THE TUNG WAH MUSEUM AT KWONG WAH HOSPITAL, WATERLOO ROAD AT 11 A.M. TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE TO OFFICIATE AT GRADUATION CEREMONY ******

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE 10TH GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE JU CHING CHU ENGLISH COLLEGE TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

MR. LEE WILL GIVE A SPEECH AT THE CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL AT 4.30 P.M.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE CEREMONY.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SHUM WAN ROAD

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FROM 10 A.M. ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 1) THE EXISTING BAN ON FRANCHISED BUSES ON SHUM WAN ROAD WILL BE LIFTED AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

IN ADDITION, THE UNNAMED ROAD OFF SHUM WAN ROAD ADJOINING ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL AND LEADING TO THE FLOATING RESTAURANTS WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE FOR ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND THOSE AUTHORISED, IN WRITING, BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT.

THE TURN-AROUND AREA AND THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE UNNAMED ROAD OFF SHUM WAN ROAD ADJOINING ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL AND LEADING TO THE FLOATING RESTAURANTS WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR RESTRICTED AREA FOR ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WITHIN WHICH NO PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN OF PASSENGERS AND LOADING OR UNLOADING OF GOODS WILL BE PERMITTED.

MEANWHILE, A TAXI STAND WILL BE SET UP AT SHUM WAN ROAD.

APPROPRIATE SIGNS WILL BE SET UP IN THE AREAS TO GUIDE MOTOR I STS.

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MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SWIMMING GALA ******

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ITS FOURTH ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA FOR ITS STAFF AND FAMILIES AT THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

THE OCCASION IS TO GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STAFF AND THEIR FAMILIES TO SET TOGETHER AND AT THE SAME TIME PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE CHILDREN.

ABOUT 300 DOCTORS, NURSES AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WILL COMPETE IN MORE THAN 32 OFFICERS FROM EIGHT OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WILL TAKE PART IN AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL INVITATION RELAY.

STAFF AS WELL AS THEIR 20 EVENTS. IN ADDITION

THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICE BAND WILL PROVIDE MUSIC AND THERE WILL BE SWIMMING AND CANOEING DEMONSTRATIONS DURING THE GALA.

THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR. K.L. WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO THE WINNERS AT THE END OF THE EVENT.

THONG,

NOTETO EDITORS:

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S SWIMMING GALA WILL BE HELD AT THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL, 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI ON SATURDAY FROM 1 P.M. TO 6.30 P.M. THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR. K.L. THONG, WILL PRESENT THE PRIZES AT 6 P.M. YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE OCCASION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1978

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR OPENS NEW SCOUT HEADQUARTERS .................  1

FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN STARTS ......................   2

LADY MACLEHOSE PRAISES ACHIEVEMENTS OF DISABLED GIRLS ... 4

IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICE STRESSED ....... 6

SPECIAL TRAINS FOR CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL ................ 7

HALF-FARE BUS TICKETS ...............................   .8

OPENING OF TSUEN WAN EMBLEM AND MURAL DESIGN COMPETITION ..........................................   9

CROWN LAND SALE ....................................... 10

CHOICE SITE ON TSING Yl FOR TENDER .................... 10

PHOTOGRAPHS OF LEGCO MEMBERS .......................... 11

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH'POINT.................... 11

WATER CUT.............................................  11

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1978

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GOVERNOR OPENS NEW SCOUT BEADQUARTERS * K X H M -

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, TODAY PRAISED THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG FOR ITS PLANS TO PROVIDE MORE LOCAL BUILDINGS AND CENTRES FOR ITS:MEMBERS SO.THAT IT CAN CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ITS SERVICES TO YOUNG PEOPLE.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW SCOUT HEADQUARTERS IN WAN CHAI, SIR MURRAY SAID THE PROVISION OF MORE LOCAL BUILDINGS FOR SCOUT IS A +BOLD AND AMBITIOUS* CONCEPT OF THE ASSOC IAT ION, AND INITIAL STEPS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN TO PROVIDE A BUILDING IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE NEW HEADQUARTERS IS NAMED THE TANG SHIU.KIN BUILDING IN RECOGNITION OF SIR SHIU-KIN’S $1 MILLION DONATION TOWARDS ITS CONSTRUCTION COST.

IT WILL SERVE AS A REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE 6,000 SCOUTS ON THE ISLAND AND AN ALTERNATIVE FOCAL POINT FOR THE . MOVEMENT’S MAJOR EVENTS.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF SPEECH BY THE GOVERNOR:

+TODAY WE HAVE THE PLEASURE OF ASSEMBLING IN THIS NEWLY CONSTRUCTED SCOUT HEADQUARTERS, NAMED THE TANG SH.IU KIN BUILDING. SIR SHIU-KIN WAS THE PERSON BEHIND THE SCENE IN THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT, AND HIS MAGNIFICENT DONATION OF $1 MILLION WAS THE CATALYST REQUIRED TO TURN. THE ASSOCIATION’S PLANS FOR THIS BUILDING INTO A REALITY. THIS BUILDING WILL SERVE AS A REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR THE 6,000 SCOUTS ON THE ISLAND AND AN ALTERNATIVE FOCAL POINT FOR THE MOVEMENT’S MAJOR EVENTS. A COMMITTEE, ABLY LED BY MR. LEO LEE AND HIS TWO VICE-CHAIRMEN, FOUND THE BALANCE OF THE SUBSTANTIAL SUM REQUIRED TO CONSTRUCT AND FURNISH THE BUILDING, AND THEY DESERVE EVERY PfcAISE FOR A JOB WELL DONE.

+THIS BUILDING IS SYMBOLIC OF THE GROWTH OF THE ScA-' ' MOVEMENT. THE OLD HEADQUARTERS AT COX’S ROAD WAS BUILT -IN 1954 FOR A MOVEMENT ABOUT 4,000 STRONG. TEN YEAR’S AGO THE ASSOCIATION DECIDED TO DECENTRALISE, AND CREATED A NUMBER OF AUTONOMOUS SCOUT REGIONS. THIS WAS SUCCESSFUL AND RESULTED IN A MASSIVE INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP. IN MARCH THIS YEAR, THE FIGURE STOOD AT NEARLY 34,000.

+THE COMPLETION OF THIS PROJECT IS THEREFORE THE FIRST PHASE IN THE ASSOCIATION’S LONG-TERM PLAN TO PRODUCE MORE LOCAL BUILDINGS AND CENTRES FOR ITS WIDE-SPREAD AND STILL GROWING MEMBERSHIP. THIS IS A BOLD AND AMBITIOUS CONCEPT BUT VERY NECESSARY IF SCOUTING IS TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE ITS SERVICES TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE, AND INITIAL STEPS HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN TO PROVIDE A BUILDING IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

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+THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER AND HIS VOLUNTARY AND FULL-TIME STAFF, ON WHOM THE HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY OF TRAINING THE SCOUT RESTS, WILL NEED ALL THE ENCOURAGEMENT AND HELP OF THE COMMUNITY. I AM CERTAIN THEY WILL RECEIVE ALL THE SUPPORT THEY REQUIRE TO PROVIDE BETTER SCOUTING FOR HONG KONG YOUTH.

+l HAVE MUCH PLEASURE IN DECLARING THE TANG SHIU KIN BUILDING FOR THE USE OF .SCOUTS AND OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE OPEN.+

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FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN STARTS

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A RECORD $77.5 MILLION WERE LOST AS A DIRECT RESULT OF FIRE IN 1977.

THIS WAS REVEALED BY MR. JOHN MARCH, ASSISTANT CHIEF FIRE OFFICER AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY) TO COINCIDE WITH THE LAUNCHING OF THIS YEAR’S FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN.

+THIS FIGURE IS SUPPLIED BY INSURANCE COMPANIES. MANY PREMISES INVOLVED IN FIRE ARE UNINSURED AND OF COURSE CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS SUCH AS LOSS OF ORDERS IS NOT ACCOUNTED FOR,+ MR. MARCH SAID.

+IF WE COULD ADD ON THESE FACTORS, THE ACTUAL FIRE LOSS WOULD EXCEED THE $77.5 MILLION FIGURE BY FAR,+ HE ADDED.

HE STRESSED THAT THE FACT THAT FIRE PREVENTION HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S MAJOR PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS FOR 1978/79 HAS CLEARLY INDICATED THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS IN FIRE SAFETY.

THE CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR WILL FOCUS ON THE PREVENTION OF HILL FIRES, MAINTENANCE OF FIRE SERVICE INSTALLATIONS, SAFE DISPOSAL OF LIGHTED CIGARETTE ENDS AND RISKS CAUSED BY OBSTRUCTION TO EXITS AND OVERLOADING OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS.

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TO DRAW PUBLIC’S ATTENTION ON ALL THESE FIRE HAZARDS, A SERIES OF SHORT TV FILMS, POSTERS AND STICKERS WILL BE PRODUCED. IN ADDITION, RTHK HAS PRODUCED A SPECIAL SERIES OF 13 FIVE-MINUTE TV PROGRAMMES ON FIRE PREVENTION AND THESE WILL BE SCREENED ON THE CHINESE CHANNELS EVERY THURSDAY.

MR. J.W. WHOLEY, SENIOR COUNTRY PARKS OFFICER WHO ALSO ATTENDED THE PRESS CONFERENCE, SAID THAT THERE WERE 625 HILL FIRES LAST YEAR IN SPITE, OF THE WET AND HUMID WINTER.

+ABOUT 70 PER CENT OF THESE HILL FIRES OCCURRED DURING WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, AND THIS CLEARLY INDICATED THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT CONNECTION WITH THE NUMBER OF VISITORS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE,* HE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT, IN ADDITION TO IMPROVING ITS FIRE FIGHTING CAPABILITIES AND EXTENDING ITS PROTECTIVE COVERAGE, THE COUNTRY PARKS AUTHORITY WILL ALSO STRENGTHEN ITS PATROLLING STAFF WHO WILL PROSECUTE ANYONE LIGHTING A FIRE IN UNAUTHORISED PLACES.

THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR SUCH AN OFFENCE IS A FINE OF $5,‘000 AND A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT.

MR. WHOLEY ALSO APPEALED TO PICNICKERS TO CO-OPERATE AND DEVELOP A MORE RESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE TOWARDS FIRE PREVENTION.

WITH THE COMING OF THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 10, HE URGED THE PUBLIC TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION IN HANDLING JOSS STICKS AND OTHER ITEMS WHICH CAN CAUSE FIRE.

MR. J.P. WOOD, CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR, WHO ALSO SPOKE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE, SAID FACTORY FIRES OCCUR MOSTLY OUTSIDE WORKING HOURS.

THE MAJOR CAUSE, HE SAID, IS BAD HOUSE-KEEPING SUCH AS THE ACCUMULATION OF TRADE-WASTE, AND STORAGE OF RAW MATERIALS AND FINISHED GOODS IN CORRIDORS AND WORKROOMS.

HE NOTED THAT ALTHOUGH THERE ARE FIRES IN EVERY SECTOR OF THE INDUSTRY, IT APPEARS THAT THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY SHARES A HIGHER PROPORTION THAN OTHER TRADES. HOWEVER, HE SAID THAT FIGURES OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS HAD SHOWED A WELCOME DROP IN THE NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL FIRES.

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LADY MACLEHOSE PRAISES ACHIEVEMENTS OF DISABLED GIRLS ******

THREE PHYSICALLY DISABLED YOUNG GIRLS HAVE SET A SHINING EXAMPLE AS TO HOW WILL POWER AND DETERMINATION CAN OVERCOME ALL ODDS.

. F0R THE PAST 18 DAYS> THEY HAVE BEEN SCALING ROCKY MOUNTAINS. ROWING LONG DISTANCES, TREKKING FOR DAYS THROUGH RUGGED TERRAIN AND GENERALLY FENDING FOR THEMSELVES ON REMOTE, BARREN ISLANDS

AND THEY LOVED PRACTICALLY EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

THE GIRLS WERE AMONG 61 YOUNG GIRLS ROUGHING IT UP OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL IN SAI KUNG WHICH IS KNOWN FOR ITS COURSES IN CHARACTER BUILDING.

LADY MACLEHOSE THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON PRESENTED WHO COMPLETED THE COURSE WITH CERTIFICATES AND BADGES.

AT THE DEMANDING

ALL THOSE

._SPEAK ING AT A BRIEF CEREMONY, LADY MACLEHOSE SAID IT WAS MARVELLOUS TO SEE THREE DISABLED GIRLS COMPLETING THE COURSE, wITHOUT HE L r.

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ALSO

SHE HOPED IN FUTURE THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL WOULD ENCOURAGE PE0PLE T0 J0IN- +THIS IS NOT ONLY CHALLENGING BUT

ENORMOUS FUN.+

-n.A. ^°NG TH0SE RECEIVING CERTIFICATES TODAY WERE NONE MORE PROUD THAN CHOW YUEN-WAN, MARY LAI AND FUNG YUET-WAH, THE THREE DISABLED

I RLS .

+THE CHALLENGE WAS A BIT SCARY AT FIRST,+ SAID CHOW YUEN-WAN +AND AT ONE POINT I ALMOST GAVE UP.

+BUT GRADUALLY I GAINED MORE CONFIDENCE AND THINGS BECAME SURPRISINGLY EASIER. NOW I’VE LEARNED TO LOOK AFTER MYSELF AND I FEEL MUCH STRONGER AND CONFIDENT,* SHE SAID.

HER FRIENDS MARY AND YUET-WAH SHARED THE SAME SENTIMENTS.

YUET-WAH, AN INSURANCE CLERK *HO WAS SPONSORED TO THE COURSE BY THE SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED, SAID BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL SHE NEVER IMAGINED HERSELF CLIMBING ROCKY HILLS.

+THE COURSE HAS GIVEN ME A NEW INSIGHT OF MY OWN POTENTIAL, AND I REALISE NOW THAT THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS I CAN DO THAT I NEVER EVEN DREAMT ABOUT.*

THE 18-DAY COURSE WAS THE FIRST HELD THIS YEAR FOR GIRLS.

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ACCORDING TO THE SCHOOL’S PRINCIPAL, MR. JACK TUCKER, THE GIRLS ARE PUT THROUGH THE SAME STANDARD COURSE AND NO DISTINCTION IS MADE EETWEEN THEIR PHYSICAL ABILITY.

+ERUTE PHYSICAL PROWESS IS NOT IMPORTANT. THE IMPORTANT THING IS ONE’S ATTITUDE OF MIND, AND THAT IS WHAT WE ATTEMPT TO TEACH YOUNG PEOPLE HERE.

+THE COURSES ARE DESIGNED TO ENABLE THEM TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES, TO HELP THEM DISCOVER AND DEVELOP THEIR OWN RESOURCEFULNESS ABILITY AND INITIATIVE,+ HE SAID.

MR. TUCKER HOPED THAT MORE PHYSICALLY PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHOOL’S ACTIVITIES.

DISABLED PEOPLE aOULD

+TOO OFTEN, THE PHYSICALLY DISABLED, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN, TEND TO BE OVER PROTECTED BY THOSE AROUND THEM.

+l BELIEVE THEY SHOULD BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO DISCOVER THEMSELVES SO AS TO AWAKEN IN THEM AN AWARENESS OF THEIR OWN POTENTIAL, AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT THE WORLD IN WHICH THEY LIVE,-*- HE SA ID.

IN ADDITION TO ITS REGULAR COURSES, THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL RUNS FREE SPECIAL AND STANDARD COURSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED OF ALL AGES. THOSE WISHING TO TAKE PART MAY APPLY THROUGH THEIR ORGANISATIONS OR DIRECT TO THE SCHOOL.

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IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICE STRESSED * * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, TODAY STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICE IN HELPING STUDENTS TO PREVENT OR OVERCOME THEIR SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS.

SPEAKING AT THE 1OTH GRADUATION CEREMONY OF JU CHING CHU ENGLISH COLLEGE AT THE CITY HALL, MR. LEE SAID IT WAS ESSENTIAL THAT STUDENTS WERE PROPERLY GUIDED IN THEIR EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOUR DURING THEIR FORMATIVE YEARS IN SCHOOL.

HE POINTED OUT THAT PROBLEMS NOW ENCOUNTERED BY YOUNG PEOPLE DURING THEIR SCHOOL LIFE WERE NO LONGER CONFINED TO LEARNING.

+FROM TIME TO TIME DURING THEIR PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL GROWTH, STUDENTS MAY DEVELOP EMOTIONAL, SOCIAL OR OTHER PROBLEMS WHICH CAN JEOPARDISE THEIR EDUCATION AND GENERAL DEVELOPMENT,* HE SA ID.

MR. LEE SAID THAT SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK WAS DESIGNED TO HELP THEM OVERCOME SUCH PROBLEMS, TO MAKE THE MAXIMUM USE OF THEIR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY, TO DEVELOP THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL AND TO PREPARE THEM FOR RESPONSIBLE ADULT LIVING.

SERVICES ON SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK, HE SAID, WERE INTRODUCED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AS A JOINT EXPERIMENTAL VENTURE IN 1974, STARTING IN FIVE SCHOOLS.

+TODAY, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS A STRENGTH OF 17 FULLTIME PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES IN 85 SCHOOLS,* HE SAID.

FURTHER EXPANSION IN THIS FIELD HAD BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE GREEN PAPER ON PERSONAL SOCIAL WORK AMONG YOUTH, WHICH PROPOSED THAT THE SERVICE SHOULD EE PROVIDED TO ALL SCHOOLS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, HE ADDED.

MR. LEE SAID THAT UNDER THESE PROPOSALS, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS WOULD EE PROVIDED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WHILE THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS WOULD SERVE PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK, HE SAID, TOOK THE FORM OF PREVENTIVE AND REMEDIAL WORK AND REQUIRED CLOSE CO-OPERATION AMONG THE SOCIAL WORKERS, TEACHING STAFF AND PARENTS.

THROUGH GUIDANCE ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, HUMAN RELATIONSHIP AND STUDENT LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES, SCHOOL SOCIAL ..ORKERS HELPED PREVENT THE DEVELOPMENT OF EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS AMONG STUDENTS, HE SAID.

IN REMEDIAL SERVICE, HE ADDED, THEY IDENTIFIED AND TACKLED STUDENTS’ PROBLEMS WHICH HAD DEVELOPED FOR WHATEVER REASONS.

MR. LEE SAID STUDENTS WITH PROELEMS COULD SEEK ASSISTANCE EITHER FROM THE SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS EASED IN THEIR SCHOOLS, OR FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES LOCATED NEAR THEIR DISTRICT.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1978

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SPECIAL TRAINS FOR CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL

* * * * *

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY a ILL OPERATE SPECIAL TRAINS TO wO HOP SHEK DURING THE' CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL PERIOD, ON OCTOBER c (SUNDAY), 10 (TUESDAY) AND 15 (SUNDAY), TO COPE WITH THE EXPECTED INCREASE IN COMMUTERS.

ON OCTOBER 8 AND 15, UP-TRAINS WILL RUN AT ABOUT HOURLY INTERVALS BETWEEN KOWLOON STATION AND WO HOP SHEK FROM 8.07 A.M. TO 3.48 P.M. THE SAME NUMBER OF DOWN-TRAINS WILL EE OPERATED ALSO AT SAME INTERVALS BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 5.49 P.M.

ON OCTOBER 10, UP-TRAINS WILL EE OPERATED AT HOURLY INTERVALS BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 5 P.M. WHILE DOWN-TRAINS WILL RUN AT SAME INTERVALS BETWEEN 7.31 A.M. AND 0.34' P.M.

THESE SPECIAL TRAINS ..ILL NOT PICK UP PASSENGERS AT THE MONG KOK STATION. IN ADDITION' REGULAR NORTHBOUND TRAINS ..ILL NOT STOP AT MONG KOK BETWEEN 8 A.M. AND 1.33 P.M. DURING THESE THREE DAYS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY SAID THAT MORE SPECIAL TRAINS MIGHT EE OPERATED IN THE LATE EVENINGS DURING THESE THREE DAYS IF DEMAND WARRANTED.

HE SAID THAT ALL THE UP-TRAINS FROM KOWLOON TO THE NEk TERRITORIES ..ERE EXPECTED TO EE FULL BETWEEN 6 A.M. AND 3 P.M., WHILE DOWN-TRAINS WOULD PROBABLY EE FULL FROM 3 P.M. TO 9 P.M. TICKETS FOR SOUTHBOUND TRAINS WILL NOT EE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE MONG KOK STATION.

ALTHOUGH THERE WILL EE NO ADVANCE BOOKING OF TRAIN TICKETS, SPECIAL CONCESSION RETURN TICKETS WILL EE AVAILABLE AT KOWLOON STATION DURING THESE THREE DAYS FOR ORDINARY CLASS FROM KOWLOON TO WO HOP SHEK, OR TO SANDY RIDGE, AND SINGLE JOURNEY TICKETS FROM wO HOP SHEK TO KOWLOON.

PASSENGERS ARE ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF POLICEMEN AND RAILWAY STAFF IN FORMING ORDERLY QUEUES AND TO READ CAREFULLY NOTICES AT THE KOWLOON STATION. IN ADDITION, THE PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM OUTSIDE THE STATION WILL ENABLE PASSENGERS IN QUEUES TO RECEIVE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE TRAIN ARRANGEMENTS.

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HALF-FARE BUS TICKETS

******

FROM OCTOEER 1 CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 AND STUDENTS USING HALF-FARE PASSES ISSUED EY THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY ..ILL EE CHARGED AT ONE HALF CF THE ADULT FARE CALCULATED TO THE NEAREST TEN CENTS ABOVE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THIS SYSTEM a ILL APPLY TO THE FARE STRUCTURE OF K.M.B. BUS SERVICES ON WHICH HALF FARE IS AVAILABLE. HALF FARES ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL.BUS, COACH AND SPECIAL BUS SERVICES.

HE SAID THAT AT PRESENT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 AND STUDENTS HOLDING HALF-FARE PASSES ARE CHARGED EXACTLY ONE-HALF OF THE ADULT SINGLE FARE FOR ANY JOURNEY AND VERY OFTEN THE HALF-FARES ARE SUCH THAT THE FIVE-CENT DENOMINATION IS INVOLVED.

AS PRACTICALLY ALL K.M.B. BUSES ARE ONE-MAN OPERATED, CHANGE IS NOT AVAILABLE. BECAUSE OF THIS AND THE LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF FIVE-CENT COINS, OVERPAYMENT IS COMMON.

THIS NEW SYSTEM IS TO BRING K.M.B. IN LINE WITH CURRENT C.M.E. PRACTICE WHERE CONCESSIONARY FARES ARE CHARGED AT ONE-HALF OF THE ADULT SINGLE FARE BUT ROUNDED UP TO THE NEAREST TEN CENTS ABOVE.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1978

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OPENING OF TSUEN WAN EMBLEM AND MURAL DESIGN EXHIBITION ******

THE THREE-DAY EXHIBITION OF SOME 630 ENTRIES TO A HONG KONGWIDE EMBLEM AND MURAL DES IGN*COMPETITI ON OPENED THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON AT THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE IN TSUEN WAN.

THE EXHIBITION, THE TSUEN WAN’S TOWN MANAGER AND DISTRICT OFFICER, MR. JAMES HAYES SAIL AT A PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY, MARKED THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF AN IMPORTANT PREPARATORY STEP FOR FITTING CUT THE .)23 MILLION TSUEN ..AN TOWN HALL TO GIVE IT A LOCAL IDENTITY.

HE SAID IT WAS +AN INDICATION OF WHAT W'E MIGHT EXPECT FROM SEEKING LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN A MAJOR NEW PROJECT INTENDED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF THE NEW TOWN.*

+IN PARTICULAR,+ MR. HAYES CONTINUED, +THE EMBLEM, WITH ITS STRIKING AND VIBRANT DESIGN, EASED ON THE FIRST CHARACTER OF THE NAME ’TSUEN WAN’, IS A MOST FITTING REFLECTION OF ALL THE ENERGY AND HOPE WHICH IS BEING POURED INTO THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE TOWN.+

THE COMPETITION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, REPRESENTS THE FIRST MAJOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECT UNDERTAKEN BY THE BOARD SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT LATE LAST'YEAR;

MR. HAYES POINTED OUT THAT THE GENERAL STANDARD OF ENTRIES WAS HIGH AND THEIR LARGE NUMBER INDICATED +AN ENCOURAGING INTEREST IN OUR IMPORTANT NEW PUBLIC AMENITY.*

THE CENTREPIECES OF THE EXHIBITION ARE THE WINNING EMBLEM EY THE S.S. DESIGN GROUP, THE WINNING GROUND-FLOOR MURAL BY MR. ARIES LEE OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY’S FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT AND THE WINNING FIRST-FLOOR MURAL BY 11-YEAR-OLD LOCAL SCHOOL GIRL, HUNG CHUI-LAN.

OTHER ENTRIES SUBMITTED BY CONTESTANTS FROM ALL OVER HONG KONG ARE ALSO ON DISPLAY.

AT THE CEREMONY, THE WINNERS WERE PRESENTED WITH CASH AND OTHER PRIZES EY MR. HAYES IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD AND EY MR. CHAN PO-FONG, AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE BOARD.

MR. HAYES SAID TODAY’S PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY GAVE PUBLIC RECOGNITION TO THE TALENTED PERSONS WHO HAD ENTERED THE COMPETITION WITH SUCH ZEST, AND TO SUCH GOOD PURPOSE AND THE ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITION ENABLED RESIDENTS TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THE ARTISTS’ EFFORTS.

THANKING THE JUDGES AND ALL WHO HAD TAKEN PART IN THE PROJECT, HE SAID: +ARTISTS AND JUDGES ALIKE WILL IN FUTURE EE REMINDED OF THESE EVENTS WHENEVER THEY ENTER THE HALL AFTER ITS COMMISSIONING.*

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1978

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CROWN LAND SALE * * * *

THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND WILL BE PUT UP FOR SALE IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE' ON OCTOBER 30, AT 2.30 P.M. BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE.

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ONE OF THESE LOTS, MEASURING 1,380 SQUARE METRES, IS SITUATED AT TSIM SHA TSUI EAST. IT IS FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL PURPOSES, EXCLUDING HOTEL USE.

ANOTHER SITE WHICH OCCUPIES AN AREA OF 127 SQUARE METRES AT THE JUNCTION OF HOLLYWOOD ROAD AND POSSESSION STREET, HONG KONG, IS ALSO INTENDED FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL PURPOSES*

THE THIRD LOT, FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES. IS LOCATED AT YIP KAN STREET, WONG CHUK HANG. IT HAS AN AREA OF 2,150 SQUARE METRES.

FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND SALE PLANS INSPECTED AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG AND AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON.

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CHOICE SITE ON TSI NG Yl FOR TENDER

X X X X X X

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO GIVE LOCAL AND OVERSEAS INDUSTRIALISTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE A CHOICE PIECE OF INDUSTRIAL LAND ON TSING Yl FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TEXTILES CHEMICAL PLANT.

THE SITE IS TO BE SOLD BY OPEN TENDER AND WILL PROVIDE THE THIRD SUCH PLANT ON THE ISLAND. DETAILS OF THE SITE AND THE SALE CONDITIONS WILL BE GIVEN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON-SITE ON TSING Yl ISLAND TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 9.30 A.M.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE CONFERENCE. THE SITE IS OPPOSITE THE FEOSO OIL DEPOT ON THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF TSING Yl.

A GOVERNMENT VAN (AM 2088) WILL BE AVAILABLE TO TAKE PRESS REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM TSING Yl. IT WILL LEAVE THE TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-POOL AT 8.45 A.M. MEMBERS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION PUBLICITY UNIT WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST THE PRESS.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1973

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NOTE TO EDITORS

PHOTOGRAPHS OF LEGCO MEMBERS *****

COPIES OF TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE NEwLY APPOINTED UNOFFICIAL

MEMBERS OF ' ----- ------ “ “

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE HON. ALLEN LEE'aNd' DR." -FAI HAVE BEE'- DISTRIBUTED IN THE G.I.S. PRESS BOXES

THE

HON. HO ka: TODAY.

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE FOR YOU.R RECORD AND EDITORIAL USE.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT * * * *

HE'.’. TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN NORTH POINT FROM 10 A.M. ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 30) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES ON TONG SHU I ROAD v. ILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO KING’S ROAD AT THE KING’S ROAD/TONG SHU I ROAD JUNCTION.

AT THE SAME TIME, A SECTION OF MARELE ROAD BETWEEN TONG SHU I ROAD AND SHU KUK STREET -ILL EE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY EASTBOUND.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS wILL BE SET UP IN THE AREA TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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..ATER CUT * * *

WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN HUNG HOM WILL BE STOPPED FOR EIGHT HOURS, FROM ID P. '■ . ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 33) TO ENABLE THE WATERWORKS OFFICE TO CARRY OUT WATER MAIN CONN-CTICN WORK.

PREMISES AFFECTED WILL BE THOSE ALONG YING YEUNG STREET LUN CHEUNG STREET, LUK MING STREIT, FL1'G Yl STREET, LUNG TO STREET,_PANG CHING STREET, HUNG ..'N STREET, YIN ON STREET TSUN FAT STREET, HOK LINK STREET, SHI' LUEN STREET AND MA TAU KOK ROAD FROM’ TC KWA wAN ROAD TO KCwLO ' CITY ROAD

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1978 r

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FINAL STAGES OF TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT SCHEME FOR SHA TIN RACES EFFECTIVE NEXT WEDNESDAY ............................... 1

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CONSULTATION AT EYE CLINICS ..........................;.... 3

NEW PARKING CHARGES FOR OPEN-AIR CAR PARKS ................... 4

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THIRD CHEMICAL PLANT SITE FOR SALE ON TS I NG Yl ............. 4

POST OFFICE ACQUIRES NEW EQUIPMENT TO TRACE RADIO INTERFERENCE .................................'............... 6

LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE RECEIVES ITS FIRST YOUNG INMATES 7

PROPOSED MARINA AT SHAM WAN ..................'............... 8

TENDERS FOR TUEN MUN SEWAGE PLANT ............................ 9

THOMAS LEE TO OPEN NEW PHAB CENTRE ...........'.............. 10

LABOUR OFFICE UNIT MOVES TO NEW OFFICE ..........•..........  10

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1978

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TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT SCHEME FOR SHA TIN RACES

* * * * *

THE THIRD OF FOUR STAGES TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN HO MAN TIN AND KOWLOON TONG DURING HORSE RACING AT SHA TIN WILL COME INTO EFFECT FROM 10 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 4).

THIS STAGE INVOLVES THE BANNING OF RIGHT TURNS INTO THE WESTERN SECTION OF ARGYLE STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD FOR ALL SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FRANCHISED BUSES, ALONG WATERLOO ROAD.

THE WESTERNMOST LANE OF THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF WATERLOO ROAD BETWEEN THE LOOP ROAD BENEATH THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER AND WATERLOO ROAD AND ARGYLE STREET JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AS A +BUS ONLY+ LANE.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE +BUS ONLY* LANE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THAT MOTORISTS TRAVELLING SOUTHBOUND ALONG WATERLOO ROAD AND WISHING TO GO TO THE WESTERN SECTION OF ARGYLE STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD SHOULD USE THE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE VIA PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, PERTH STREET, GULLANE ROAD AND ARGYLE STREET.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTOR I STS.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED MOTORISTS THAT WHEN HORSE RACING STARTS AT SHA TIN ON OCTOBER 7 THEY SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO FIND PARK ING IN SHA TIN.

+THERE ARE NO PARKING SPACES IN THE VICINITY OF THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC,* HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED MOTORISTS TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INSTEAD.

HE SAID THAT ADDITIONAL TRAINS WOULD BE OPERATED NON-STOP FROM HUNG HOM RAILWAY STATION DIRECT TO THE NEW STATION AT THE RACE-COURSE.

HOWEVER, HE URGED THE PUBLIC TO BUY THEIR TRAIN TICKETS IN ADVANCE AT THE VARIOUS JOCKEY CLUB OFFICES THROUGHOUT HONG KONG AS TRAIN TICKETS WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE ON RACE DAYS «T THE HUNG HOM RAILWAY STATION.

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ALSO, ALL TICKETS FOR THE RACES AT SHA TIN MUST BE BOUGHT In aDVp«CE AT THE VARIOUS JOCKEY CLUB OUTLETS. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE.

THERE WILL BE 12 SPECIAL BUS SERVICES, INCLUDING THREE CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTES, OPERATING TO AND FROM THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE.

THE SPECIAL RACE-COURSE BUSES WILL RUN FROM TSUEN WAN FERRY, TAI PO MARKET, TSIM SHA TSUI, KENNEDY TOWN, CHAI WAN (EAST), ABERDEEN, LAI CHI KOK, TAI KOK TSUI, SHA TIN MARKET, KWUN TONG, CHOI HUNG AND KOWLOON CITY FERRY.

THE SPECIAL BUS SERVICES WILL BEGIN ABOUT TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST RACE AND WILL OPERATE AT FREQUENT INTERVALS ACCORDING TO TRAFFIC DEMAND.

THE HUNG HOM MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK, WHICH WAS CLOSED IN MARCH THIS YEAR, WILL BE TEMPORARILY RE-OPENED FOR PUBLIC USE AT 8 A.M. ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE RE-OPENING OF THE CAR PARK WAS TO ENABLE PEOPLE WISHING TO GO TO THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE TO PARK THEIR VEHICLES AT THE CAR PARK AND TRAVEL TO THE RACE-COURSE BY TRAIN.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CAR PARK WOULD BE RE-OPENED FOR A PERIOD OF NINE DAYS ONLY, FROM OCTOBER 7 TO OCTOBER 15, FROM 8 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

THE CAR PARK WOULD BE CLOSED AGAIN FROM MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1978

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CONSULTATION AT EYE CLINICS

******

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY ADVISED THAT BEGINNING ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 2) PATIENTS WITH EYE COMPLAINTS SHOULD ATTEND ANY ONE OF THE 52 GOVERNMENT OUT-PATIENT CLINICS FOR CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT INSTEAD OF TURNING UP AT THE IWO SPECIALIST EYE CLINICS.

IF THE PATIENT’S CONDITION IS SUCH THAT HE REQUIRES SPECIALIST TREATMENT, HE WILL BE REFERRED BY THE DOCTOR AT THE OUT-PATIENT CLINIC TO EITHER THE TANG.CHI NGONG SPECIALIST CLINIC OR THE YAUMATI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC.

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE INTRODUCTION OF THIS +REFERRAL SYSTEM+ WILL ENABLE THE GOVERNMENT EYE SPECIALISTS TO CONCENTRATE ON TREATING PATIENTS WITH SERIOUS EYE TROUBLE.

+EXPERIENCES HAVE SHOWN THAT MANY CASES NOW SEEN AT THE TWO EYE CLINICS ARE ONLY MINOR AILMENTS THAT CAN BE ADEQUATELY TREATED BY DOCTORS AT THE OUT-PATIENT CL INICS,+ HE SAID.

k MAJORITY OF THE CASES ARE NOTHING MORE SERIOUS THAN BLOOD-SHOT EYES CAUSED BY LACK OF SLEEP, MINOR INFECTION OR FOREIGN PARTICLES IN THE EYE, WHICH DO NOT REQUIRE SPECIALIST TREATMENT.

FOR MANY YEARS THE EYE CLINICS HAVE BEEN OPERATING ON A +WALK-IN+ BASIS, WHICH MEANS ANYONE WITH EYE COMPLAINTS, ALBEIT MINOR, TURNS UP AT THE EYE CLINICS, CAUSING UNNECESSARY DELAYS FOR THOSE WHO NEED SPECIALIST ATTENTION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE REFERRAL SYSTEM THE EYE SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY IMPROVED WHILE PATIENTS WITH MINOR AILMENT OR SERIOUS COMPLAINTS WILL GET PROPER CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT WITHOUT UNDUE DELAY.

PATIENTS MAY ALSO BE REFERRED TO THE TWO SPECIALIST EYE CLINICS BY DOCTORS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE IN THE SAME WAY AS OTHER SPECIALTIES.

THE DEPARTMENT RUNS TWO FULL-TIME AND 14 PART-TIME EYE CLINICS FOR THE PUBLIC THROUGHOUT HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

REFERRAL LETTERS, HOWEVER, WILL NOT BE REQUIRED FOR PATIENTS ATTENDING THE PART-TIME EYE CLINICS WHICH ARE BEING HELD ON A SESSIONAL BASIS.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1978

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NEW PARKING CHARGES FOR CAR PARKS

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REVISED PARKING CHARGES FOR OP^N-AIR CAR PARKS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 1).

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ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE REVISED SYSTEM PARKING CHARGES WILL BE CALCULATED ON AN HOURLY INSTEAD OF A HALF DAY BASIS AS AT PRESENT

THE CAR PARKS WILL BE CLASSIFIED INTO TWO GROUPS. IN GROUP A FOR MURRAY BARRACKS, THE PARKING CHARGES WILL BE $1 AN HOUR OR PART THEREOF FROM 8 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT. MONTHLY PASSES FOR THIS OPEN-AIR CAR PARK MAY BE PURCHASED AT $200 EACH, BUT ONLY 100 PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE.

IN GROUP B, WHICH COMPRISES THE HARBOUR ROAD VEHICLE PARK, THE HO MAN TIN LORRY PARK AND THE TAI KOK TSUI CAR PARK, THE PARKING CHARGES WILL BE FIFTY CENTS AN HOUR OR PART THEREOF FROM 8 A.M. TO MIDNIGHT.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF MONTHLY PASSES FOR THESE PARKS AT $100 EACH WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR PARKING ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOL(DAYS.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED MOTORISTS THAT A MONTHLY PASS IS VALID FOR USE ONLY IN RESPECT OF THE CAR PARK SPECIFIED IN THE MONTHLY PASS.

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THIRD CHEMICAL PLANT SITE * * *

FOR SALE ON TSI NG Yl

THE

FOR HONG

GOVERNMENT’S PLANS TO DEVELOP TSI NG Yl ISLAND AS THE pace KONG’S HIGH-TECHNOLOGY AND HEAVY INDUSTRY TOOK an IMPORTANT STEP FORWARD TODAY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT ANOTHER ee sold for the construction cf a TEXTILES

CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING PLANT. 1 ILl-S

THE SITE — COVERING JUST ON 2.4 HECTARES

OvIrIe« KIsT™0" ““ IS EXPECTED T°

(ALMOST SIX ACRES) ATTRACT DOTH LOCAL

ON SPECIAL JAEEr?E^SSDJIl^EJH^o'ATTR?c?F^^?ALysTH|N§£^7^NT WHICH WILL BROADEN HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL BASE INDUSTRIE^

SJIL!S 0N THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF THE ISLAND OPPOSITE THE ^OSO OIL STORAGE DEPOT OPERATED EY CHINA RESOURCES AND IS npad SWIRE-CHEMSYN CHEMICAL PLANTS OPERATED BY DOW CHEMICALS AND " ***• • i\I— vllul IO • I ■ •

/tenders for.....

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1978

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TENDERS FOR THE SITE, PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, '.-.ILL CLOSE ON OCTOBER 27, THIS YEAR.

THE ESTATE SURVEYOR (TSING Yl) OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, MR. HUMPHREY BEESON, SAID TODAY ONE OF THE KEY CONDITIONS WOULD ALLOW THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER TO DEVELOP THE FLOOR AREA OF THE PLANT TO A MAXIMUM OF 24,000 SQUARE METRES - MORE THAN 250,000 SQUARE FEET.

+THE CONDITIONS SPECIFY THE MANUFACTURE AND STORAGE OF HYDROGEN, CHLORINE, CAUSTIC SODA AND OTHER APPROVED CHEMICALS,* MR. BEESON SAID.

+THE CONDITIONS ARE SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN THE TEXTILES CHEMICALS FIELD ALLOWING INTERESTED COMPANIES TO FORMULATE THEIR PLANS WITHOUT HAVING TO COMPETE AGAINST PROPERTY DEVELOPERS SPECIALISING IN GENERAL INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.*

MR. BEESON POINTED OUT THAT WHILE THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE SITE wOULD REQUIRE FORMATION WORKS TO OBTAIN THE MAXIMUM ADVANTAGE, IT WAS LOCATED IN A VERY ATTRACTIVE AREA FOR INDUSTRIALISTS.

+IT IS CLOSELY LINKED BY ROAD TO THE CONTAINER PORT COMPLEX AND THE INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL CENTRES OF TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG.

+AND TSING Yl ITSELF IS DEVELOPING QUICKLY INTO A SELF CONTAINED COMMUNITY OF ABOUT'190,000 BY THE MID-80S WHEN THE ISLAND’S WORK FORCE WILL BE AN ESTIMATED 34,000.

+THE POPULATION HAS ALREADY DOUBLED TO MORE THAN 20,000 WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE CHEUNG CHING HOUSING ESTATE.*

MR. BEESON SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE SITE CARRIED A BUILDING COVENANT OF $6.2 MILLION OVER 36 MONTHS, THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WOULD OBVIOUSLY INVEST MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN DEVELOPING THE CHEMICALS PLANT.

MR. BEESON SAID THAT TSING Yl HAD ALREADY ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS A KEY INDUSTRIAL CENTRE WITH COMPANIES LIKE FEOSO, DOW CHEMICALS, CHEMSYN, AND OUTBOUND MARINE.

ANOTHER SITE ON THE EAST COAST WAS BEING DEVELOPED BY THE TAI TUNG MACHINE TOOL MANUFACTURING GROUP AND PLANS WERE ALSO WELL ADVANCED FOR THREE DOCKYARDS ON THE WEST COAST.

+MOST OF THE SPECIALIST INDUSTRY SITES HAVE NOW BEEN TAKEN UP BUT THERE MAY BE ROOM FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT ALONG THESE LINES IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS,* HE SAID.

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POST OFFICE ACQUIRES NEW EQUIPMENT TO TRACE RADIO INTERFERENCE * * * *

THE POST OFFICE IS TO IMPROVE ITS TELECOMMUNICATIONS DIVISION FACILITIES IN TRACING RADIO INTERFERENCE WITH THE PURCHASE OF NEW ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.

AN ORDER HAS BEEN PLACED THROUGH THE TENDER PROCEDURE WITH AEG TELEFUNKEN, WEST GERMANY FOR THE SUPPLY OF A RADIO DIRECTION FINDER AT A COST OF ABOUT $510,000.

A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW EQUIPMENT FOR USE IN DETERMINING SOURCES OF RADIO INTERFr -INCE WILL BE DELIVERED IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR AND IT WILL EPLACE THE PRESENT SET WHICH IS LESS SOPHISTICATED AND VERSATILE.

HE NOTED THAT THE NEED FOR THE NEW EQUIPMENT AROSE FROM INCREASED RADIO INTERFERENCE EXPERIENCED IN RECENT YEARS AS A RESULT OF USAGE OF RADIO COMMUNICATIONS.

DURING LAST FINANCIAL YEAR, FIXED STATION LICENCES ISSUED ROSE TO 976 AND MOBILE STATION LICENCES TO 9,723. THIS REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF 21 AND 14 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER THE PRECEDING YEAR.

A TOTAL OF 1,787 LICENCES WERE ALSO ISSUED LAST FINANCIAL YEAR FOR RADIO-CONTROLLED MODEL AIRCRAFT AND BOATS, A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OF 48 PER CENT.

HE SAID IF THE INTERFERENCE CAUSED BY EQUIPMENT EMITTING RADIO WAVES WAS NOT CONTROLLED, IT COULD DISRUPT OUR DAILY LIFE. +FOR EXAMPLE, POLICEMEN ON RADIO BEAT PATROL WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR CONTROL UNITS AND OUR TELEVISION SETS WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO nECEIVE CLEAR PICTURES.+

HE ADDED: +INVESTI GAT IONS WERE CONDUCTED DURING THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR ON INTERFERENCE COMPLAINTS ARISING FROM THE INCREASED USE OF RADIO-COMMUNICATIONS IN THE URBAN AREA. THESE RESULTED IN THE SEIZURE OF 37 FAULTY TV BOOSTERS UNDER THE TELECOMMUNICATION ORDINANCE.+

DURING THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW, THE DIVISION’S INSPECTORATE STAFF ALSO CARRIED OUT INSPECTIONS ON MANY TYPES OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT FOR LICENSING AND INTERFERENCE CONTROL PURPOSES. 29 PROSECUTIONS WERE TAKEN OUT AGAINST PERSONS FOUND CONTRAVENING THE LAW.

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LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE RECEIVES ITS FIRST YOUNG INMATES > *****

THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE OF THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT TODAY STARTED RECEIVING ITS FIRST YOUNG INMATES.

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THE INMATES ARE BEING TRANSFERRED FROM OTHER YOUNG OFFENDERS INSTITUTIONS TO ENABLE THE DEPARTMENT TO STREAMLINE ITS FACILITIES FOR HANDLING YOUNG OFFENDERS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT SAID THE LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE, A MEDIUM SECURITY INSTITUTION WITH A CAPACITY FOR 260 YOUNG OFFENDERS, WILL BE USED TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR INMATES, AND TO ASSESS THE SUITABILITY OF REMANDS AND ALL MINOR OFFENCE INMATES UNDER THE AGE OF 21 FOR BEING SENT TO A TRAINING CENTRE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID YHE TRANSFER OF INMATES IS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AND THE NEW CENTRE WILL BE FULLY OPERATIONAL IN MID-OCTOBER.

THE NEW CENTRE WILL RECEIVE ALL YOUNG INMATES FROM THE TAI TAM GAP TRAINING CENTRE WHICH WILL BECOME A MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON FOR ’YOUNG ADULT PRISONERS’ UNDER THE AGE OF 21.

THESE ’YOUNG ADULT PRISONERS’ WILL BE TRANSFERRED FROM THE CHATHAM ROAD CENTRE WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY CLOSE DOWN.

IN ADDITION, THE LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE WILL ALSO RECEIVE ALL REMANDS UNDER THE AGE OF 21, AND THOSE REMANDED BY COURT FOR ASSESSMENT OF SUITABILITY FOR A TRAINING CENTRE AT PIK UK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION WHICH REMAINS A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE OPENING OF THE LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE AND THE SUBSEQUENT CHANGES AFFECTING OTHER INSTITUTIONS FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS IS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT IN THE PROGRESS BEING MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT AS A WHOLE.

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PROPOSED MARINA AT SHAM WAN

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THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO GRANT BY TENDER AN AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED AT SHAM WAN FOR THE PURPOSE OF A HIGH CLASS MARINA IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT SHAM WAN IS USED TO THE OPTIMUM ADVANTAGE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THE PRESENT SITUATION ALONG THE SHORELINE OF SHAM WAN IN ABERDEEN SOUTH LEAVES MUCH TO BE DESIRED AS MANY ILLEGAL STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN ERECTED.

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+WHILE IT IS RECOGNISED THAT THE ACTIVITIES OPERATING FROM THESE STRUCTURES ARE A USEFUL ADJUNCT TO PLEASURE BOATING THE FACT REMAINS THAT THERE IS NO CO- '•RDINATED APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM OF PROVIDING MARINE FACILITIES,* HE SAID.

THE PROPOSED AREAS OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED TO BE GRANTED COMPRISE AN ENVELOPE AREA OF SEA BED EXTENDING TO ABOUT 6.31 HECTARES OF WHICH ABOUT 7,500 SQUARE METRES WILL BE RECLAIMED LAND.

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE PROPOSED MARINA, IT IS ALSO INTENDED TO RECLAIM AN AREA OF ABOUT 6,375 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED ADJOINING THE PROPOSED MARINA.

+IT IS THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO RESTRICT THE ENVELOPE AREA TO A HIGH CLASS MARINA, CONTAINING NOT LESS THAN 300 BERTHS AND TO REQUIRE THE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE BACK-UP FACILITIES ON THE AREA TO BE RECLAIMED,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SUCH FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE :-

* A MULTI-STOREY CARPARK TO PROVIDE SPACES FOR NOT LESS THAN 300 PRIVATE CARS-

* A SHOP OR STORE WITH FULL CHANDLERY FACILITIES-

* A RESTAURANT AND BAR-

* AN AREA OF ABOUT 1,860 SQ. METRES TO BE RESERVED FOR THE COVERED STORAGE OF BOATS TO BE CONTAINED IN RACKS-

* FUELLING FACILITIES BOTH FOR DIESEL AND PETROL ENGINE BOATS-

* A STORE FOR YACHTS-

* A SLIPWAY AND MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP CAPABLE OF CARRYING OUT MAJOR REPAIRS AND REFITTING WORKS FOR PLEASURE CRAFT OF UP TO 15.24 METRES (50 FT) IN LENGTH. i

THIS PROPOSAL WILL HOWEVER NECESSITATE ALL PRIVATE MOORING NOW IN SHAM WAN BEING TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY RELOCATED IN PO CHONG WAN AND THE MOORING SYSTEM IN THE LATTER BAY BEING REORGANISED, _

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THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL REQUIRE ASSURANCE FROM ALL TENDERERS THAT THEY ARE QUALIFIED TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE THE MARINA WHOSE DESIGN AND DISPOSITION WILL BE CAPABLE OF OFFERING THE BEST PROTECTION TO THE ANCHORAGE IN ALL WEATHER, IN PARTICULAR DURING THE TYPHOON SEASON.

HE ADDED A PUBLIC FAIRWAY WILL HAVE TO BE KEPT CLEAR FOR THE FUTURE FERRYING OF PASSENGERS BETWEEN THE PUBLIC PIER TO THE SOUTH OF THE ABERDEEN INLAND LOT NO. 368 AND THE FLOATING RESTAURANTS WHICH WILL BE RESITED IN THIS AREA BY THE END OF 1978.

THE GAZETTE NOTIFICATION TODAY (SEPTEMBER 29) CALLS UPON ALL PERSONS HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR ANY CLAIM OF PRIVATE RIGHT TO SUBMIT SUCH OBJECTIONS AND/OR CLAIMS IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN A PERIOD OF TWO MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE NOTIFICATION.

THE PROPOSAL, WHICH HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, WILL NEARLY DOUBLE THE PRESENT MOORING CAPACITY. A COPY OF THE NOTIFICATION, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, WITH THE RELATED PLAN SHOWING THE AREA INVOLVED CAN BE SEEN AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS s-

(A) NOTICE BOARDS POSTED NEAR THE SITE-

(B) THE PORT WORKS DIVISION ON THE FIRST FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG-

(C) CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE ON THE 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG- AND

(D) CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, SOUTHERN, 22 ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD, HONG KONG.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1978

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THOMAS LEE TO OPEN NEW PHAB CENTRE * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR. THOMAS LEE, WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN A NEW CENTRE OF THE HONG KONG PHAB ASSOCIATION IN LAM TIN ESTATE TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

A THREE-DAY EXHIBITION ON THE PHAB MOVEMENT WILL FOLLOW THE OPENING OF THE CENTRE.''

THE CENTRE, PARTIALLY FINANCED BY THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND ADMINISTERED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, IS ORGANISING RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE THE INTEGRATION OF THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND THE AELE-BODIED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF PHAB CENTRE AT 3 P.M. TOMORROW IN BLOCK 17. LAM TIN ESTATE, KOWLOON.

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LABOUR OFFICE' UNIT MOVING

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THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS UNIT OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN SUNG WONG TOI ROAD, KOWLOON IS MOVING TO THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE MA TAU KOK GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT NO. 1 MA TAU KOK ROAD TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE NEW OFFICE WILL HAVE MORE SPACE TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE TO RESIDENTS IN KOWLOON CITY. ltK btKVICE

THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS WILL REMAIN THE SAME: 3-024052 FOR THE SENIOR LABOUR INSPECTOR AND 3-019996 FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES.

THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS UNIT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS REGULATIONS GOVERNING HOURS OF WORK AND REST DAYS OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS EMPLOYED IN INDUSTRY.

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