Daily Information Bulletin - 1980s - 1980 - SEP - ENG

  DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HK TOPS ALL AT COMMONWEALTH FESTIVAL .......................... 1

MARKET POTENTIAL FOR BRITISH TEXTILES IN HONG KONG ............ 2

BUILDING IN MEE LUN ST DECLARED DANGEROUS ..................... 2

METAL INDUSTRIES MANPOWER SURVEY............................... 3

KOWLOON BAY SITES FOR AUCTION ................................. 3

RECREATION PAMPHLET FOR TUEN MUN CHILDREN ..................... 4

TENDERS FOR RAILWAY SNACK SHOP

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HK TOPS ALL AT COMMONWEALTH FESTIVAL * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM RETURNED TODAY (MONDAY) FROM CYPRUS WHERE HE HAD BEEN REPRESENTING HONG KONG IN THE FIRST COMMONWEALTH FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL, WITH AN ARMFUL OF AWARDS PRESENTED TO HONG KONG.

♦IT WAS ALMOST EMBARRASSING,* SAID MR WIGGHAM. +1 WENT AWAY WITH MORE MEDALS THAN ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE 26 COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES TAKING PART. AT ONE STAGE THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS, MR SPYROS KYTYRANOU, WHO WAS PRESENTING AWARDS IN THE MAKARIOS STADIUM IN NICOSIA, SUGGESTED I SHOULD STAND ON THE PLATFORM WITH HIM TO SAVE THE JOURNEY BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS TO MY SEAT.*

IN THE TELEVISION COMPETITION, HONG KONG WON A SILVER MEDAL WITH RTHK’S +THE YOUNG CONCUBINE*. IN THE SECOND COMMONWEALTH PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION, RUN CONCURRENTLY WITH THE FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL, HONG KONG PHOTOGRAPHERS WON TWO GOLD AND ONE BRONZE. THE FIRST GOLD MEDAL WAS WON BY SUNNY LEE OF THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST WITH HIS PHOTOGRAPH +HAPPY JOSS* WHILE THE SECOND GOLD WAS AWARDED TO HONG KONG FOR THE BEST GROUP ENTRY IN THE BLACK AND WHITE SECTION OF +THE COMMONWEALTH AND ITS PEOPLE*. THE BRONZE MEDAL WAS WON BY TANG PO YUEN WITH HIS +GOING STRONG*.

BY COINCIDENCE, THE PHOTOGRAPH WHICH WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE COLOUR SECTION OF ^COMMONWEALTH CULTURE AND TRADITION* ALSO HAD HONG KONG CONNEXION: IT WAS ENTITLED +HONG KONG DANCERS* AND WAS TAKEN BY GEORGE LANITIS OF CYPRUS, AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN EDMONTON IN 1978.

IN ADDITION TO PARTICIPATION IN THE FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL, HONG KONG PLAYED A LEADING ROLE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMME, WITH THE YOUNG MUSICIANS AND DANCERS OF THE HONG KONG +JING YING*. THE 22 MEMBER WESTERN CHAMBER GROUP AND THE 12 MEMBER CHINESE ENSEMBLE WERE RECRUITED AND TRAINED BY THE GOVERNMENT MUSIC OFFICE WHILE THE 12 MEMBER CHINESE DANCE GROUP WAS ORGANISED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG SCHOOL DANCE ASSOCIATION.

♦THE GROUPS WERE GIVEN RAVE NOTICES IN THE CYPRUS NEWSPAPERS,* REPORTED MR WIGGHAM. +EVERYBODY LOVED THEM — NOT JUST FOR THEIR TALENT, BUT FOR THE WAY THEY SO OBVIOUSLY ENJOYED THEIR PERFORMANCE AND THE WAY THE YOUNG PEOPLE BEHAVED BOTH ON AND OFF THE PLATFORM. AS ONE INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT COVERING THE FESTIVAL SAID TO ME, ’THEY HAVE DONE A LOT FOR HONG KONG’.*

FOR THEIR ATTENDANCE AT THE COMMONWEALTH FESTIVAL IN CYPRUS, THE +JING YING* GROUP WHICH LEFT HONG KONG AT THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST ALSO PERFORMED IN ISRAEL. THE YOUNG MUSICIANS AND DANCERS ARE NOW IN LONDON FOR A FEW DAYS, WHERE THEY WILL GIVE A SHORT OUTDOOR CONCERT IN THE SQUARE AT COVENT GARDEN, AND RETURN TO HONG KONG LATER THIS WEEK.

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MARKET POTENTIAL FOR BRITISH TEXTILES IN HONG KONG X X X * *

THERE IS A LARGE AND GROWING DEMAND IN HONG KONG FOR QUALITY FABRICS AND WOOL YARNS, AND HONG KONG WOULD LIKE TO SEE BRITAIN HAVING A GREATER SHARE OF THIS EXPANDING MARKET.

THIS WAS THE MESSAGE GIVEN BY HONG KONG GARMENT MANUFACTURERS TO MR CECIL PARKINSON, THE UK MINISTER FOR TRADE, AND MEMBERS OF HIS +TEXTILE MISSION '80+ AT A MEETING TODAY AT THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT.

THE MEETING WAS ARRANGED TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MISSION AMBERS TO LEARN AT FIRST HAND, FROM A REPRESENTATIVE CROSS-SECTION CF HONG KONG’S GARMENT INDUSTRY, ABOUT BROAD MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG FOR BRITISH QUALITY TEXTILES.

AT THE MEETING, THE REPRESENTATIVES MADE PRESENTATIONS CONCERNING THE INDIVIDUAL SECTORS OF THEIR GARMENT INDUSTRY, THEIR NEEDS FOR IMPORT FABRICS AND WOOL YARNS, AND THEIR OBSERVATIONS ON BRITAIN AS A POSSIBLE SOURCE OF SUPPLY. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A FRANK EXCHANGE OF VIEWS BY BOTH SIDES.

THE MISSION WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS NO LACK OF INTEREST IN HONG KONG IN BUYING FROM THE UK.

LOCAL INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES ALSO OFFERED TO ASSIST MISSION MEMBERS IN THEIR MARKET RESEARCH INTO THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE SUPPLY OF BRITISH QUALITY TEXTILES TO THE DIFFERENT SECTORS OF THE HONG KONG GARMENT INDUSTRY.

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BUILDING IN MEE LUN ST DECLARED DANGEROUS

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY DECLARED NO 1 MEE LUN STREET IN SHEUNG WAN TO BE IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION.

IN A STATEMENT ISSUED THIS MORNING THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THIS THREE-STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDING CONSTRUCTED WITH LOAD-BEARING BRICK WALLS AND TIMBER FLOORS HAD BEEN UNDER SURVEILLANCE SINCE 1965.

THE BUILDING HAS BEEN LEFT FREESTANDING BY THE REDEVELOPMENT CF ALL THE ADJOINING LOTS AND IS IN A VERY DILAPIDATED CONDITION.

THE EXTERNAL BRICKWORK IS SEVERELY ERODED AND CRUMBLING AND THERE ARE EXTENSIVE VERTICAL STRUCTURAL CRACKS IN THE REAR MAIN WALL WHICH IS ALSO BULGING, HE SAID.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 AM ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1980 WERE POSTED TODAY.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1980

METAL INDUSTRIES MANPOWER SURVEY * * * *

A MONTH-LONG SURVEY BEGAN TODAY TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE MANPOWER SITUATION OF HONG KONG’S MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY.

THE SURVEY -- CONDUCTED BY THE MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL — COVERS BASIC METAL INDUSTRIES, MANUFACTURE OF FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS (EXCEPT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT), AND THE MANUFACTURE OF MACHINERY (NON-ELECTRI CAL).

COPIES OF AN EXPLANATORY LETTER AND A QUESTIONNAIRE WERE SENT TO ESTABLISHMENTS SELECTED FOR THE SUR.VEY' A FORTNIGHT AGO.

EMPLOYERS OF THESE ESTABLISHMENTS ARE REQUESTED TO SUPPLY INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF WORKERS EMPLOYED, THE NUMBER UNDER TRAINING, EXISTING VACANCIES AND A FORECAST OF WORKERS REQUIRED BY SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD, INTERVIEWING OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL BE VISITING THE SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS TO COLLECT THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES AND TO HELP COMPLETE THEM IF NECESSARY.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRAINING BOARD, DR HENRY T. YU, CALLED ON THE EMPLOYERS TO CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING THE REQUIRED INFORMATION WHICH IS ESSENTIAL FOR MAKING FUTURE PLANS FOR TRAINING IN THE INDUSTRY.

HE ADDED THAT THE INFORMATION WOULD BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENT.

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KOWLOON BAY SITES FOR AUCTION *****

FOUR SITES ON THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION WILL BE AUCTIONED BY THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

THE AUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE ON SEPTEMBER 29 AT 2.30 PM.

TWO OF THE LOTS ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES AND MEASURE 3 080 AND 3 345 SQUARE METRES.

THE OTHER TWO SITES, BOTH FOR GODOWN USES, COVER 5 477 AND 5 812 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY.

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FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR, AND AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 1OTH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD.

SALE PLANS MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THESE PLACES.

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RECREATION PAMPHLET FOR TUEN MUN CHILDREN *****

A GROUP FORMED TWO MONTHS AGO IN TUEN MUN TO LOOK AFTER THE RECREATIONAL NEEDS OF LOCAL SCHOOL CHILDREN IS COMPILING AN INFORMATION PAMPHLET ABOUT ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE IN THE DISTRICT.

THE PAMPHLET WILL SHORTLY BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL TUEN MUN SCHOOLS.

IT WILL GIVE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT ACTIVITIES TO BE HELD DURING OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER BY LOCAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

THE PROGRAMME, WHICH IS BEING ORGANISED BY 10 LOCAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, INCLUDES OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, SEMINARS, VISITS AND TOURS, HOLIDAY CAMPS, INTEREST GROUPS, GAMES, SPORTS AND CONCERTS.

A TUEN MUN DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD SPOKESMAN SAID MORE THAN 50 000 COPIES WOULD BE PUBLISHED.

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IT WOULD SERVE AS A HANDBOOK TO STUDENTS WISHING TO JOIN SOME THE RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE NEW TOWN.

THE GROUP PLANS TO PUBLISH THE PAMPHLET USING DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD FUNDS.

EVERY TWO MONTHS,

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TENDERS FOR RAILWAY SNACK SHOP

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TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR OPERATING A SNACK SHOP AT SHA TIN TEMPORARY RAILWAY STATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY SAID TENDERS MUST BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE MAIN GATE OF THE GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, OIL STREET, NORTH POINT, BY 9 AM ON SEPTEMBER 12.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BRITISH TRADE MISSION VISITS LOCAL FACTORY ................. 1

KEYING II LAUNCHED IN BRITAIN .............................. 2

SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES .............................. 3

TV PROGRAMMES ON HAPPY MARRIAGES ........................... 4

RECREATION AND SPORT PROGRAMME LINE-UP ..................... 5

OPPORTUNITIES FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING .................. 6

VARIETY SHOW TO ENTERTAIN 5 OOO IN YUEN LONG ............... 6

NEW SERVICE RESERVOIR FOR TAI FO DEVELOPMENT ............... 7

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1980

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BRITISH TRADE MISSION VISITS LOCAL FACTORY

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MEMBERS OF TEXTILE MISSION ’80, LED BY THE BRITISH MINISTER FOR TRADE, MR CECIL PARKINSON, TODAY VISITED A KWAI CHUNG GARMENT FACTORY, ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF INDUSTRY, MR LAWRENCE MILLS.

THE MISSION WAS CONDUCTED ON A TOUR OF THE MAIN FACTORY OF MANHATTAN GARMENTS LTD IN KWAI CHEONG ROAD BY ITS MANAGING DIRECTOR W FRANCIS Y.H. TIEN, AND DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR MR JAMES TIEN PEI-CHUN.

THE COMPANY PRODUCES TROUSERS, JEANS, SLACKS, SHORTS, SHIRTS AND JACKETS, IN COTTON DENIM, COTTON CORDUROY, COTTON/POLYESTER, POLYESTER AND POLYESTER/VISCOSE FABRICS.

FOLLOWING DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COMPANY MANAGEMENT, THE MISSION TOURED THE FACTORY’S CUTTING, SEWING, MACHINE EMBROIDERY, WASHING, IRONING AND PACKING DEPARTMENTS.

MANHATTAN GARMENTS, WHICH HAS FOUR FACTORIES TOTALLING 25 700 SQUARE METRES EMPLOYING 1 753 STAFF, SELLS 96 PER CENT OF ITS PRODUCTION OVERSEAS. THE UNITED STATES TAKES A 75 PER CENT SHARE, WITH THE REMAINDER GOING TO THE UK (10 TO 15 PER CENT), WEST GERMANY, NETHERLANDS, AND OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES.

TEXTILE MISSION ’80 IS VISITING HONG KONG TO PROMOTE SALES OF BRITISH-MADE TEXTILES, AND INCLUDES TOP EXECUTIVES OF SOME OF BRITAIN’S LARGEST TEXTILE MANUFACTURING COMPANIES.

HONG KONG IS NOW THE WORLD’S LARGEST EXPORTER OF GARMENTS, AND A MAJOR MARKET FOR THESE GOODS IS THE UNITED KINGDOM.

TROUSERS, JEANS, SLACKS AND SHORTS CURRENTLY ACCOUNT FOR 20 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S GARMENT EXPORTS, WHILE EXPORTS OF SHIRTS, THE SECOND LARGEST ITEM, REPRESENT 15 PER CENT.

IN MARCH 1980, THE GARMENT INDUSTRY EMPLOYED 265 716 PERSONS IN 9 104 FACTORIES, ACCOUNTING FOR 30 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

IN 1979, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF GARMENTS WAS HKS20 131 MILLION, OR 36 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FOR THE YEAR. THIS MAKES THE GARMENT INDUSTRY HONG KONG’S LARGEST MANUFACTURING SECTOR, BOTH IN TERMS OF VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES.

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KEYING II LAUNCHED IN BRITAIN * * * * *

TO THE SOUND OF CLASHING CYMBALS, A +ROARING+ LION AND CHINESE FIRECRACKERS, THE HONG KONG JUNK KEYING II WAS GIVEN A NOISY AND ROUSING SEND-OFF ON ITS FIRST VOYAGE IN BRITISH WATERS YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

THE JUNK WAS +DRESSED+ IN HONG KONG AND BRITISH FLAGS AS IT SAILED FROM THE PIER OF THE ROYAL SOUTHERN YACHT CLUB, HAMBLE, HAMPSHIRE, INTO THE SOLENT.

THE KEYING IS BOUND FOR LONDON, WHERE IT WILL TAKE PART IN THE THAMESDAY 80 CELEBRATION IN HONOUR OF THE QUEEN MOTHER’S BIRTHDAY ON SEPTEMBER 13.

AFTER THAT, IT WILL BE THE CENTRE PIECE OF THE HONG KONG IN LONDON FESTIVAL. IT WILL BE MOORED IN CHELSEA REACH DURING TWO DAYS OF NON-STOP HONG KONG STYLE ENTERTAINMENT AND FESTIVITY IN BATTERSEA PARK ON SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21.

THE KEYING TODAY WAS FAREWELLED BY A LARGE CONTINGENT FROM HONG KONG INCLUDING THE COMMISSIONER, MR DAVID FORD. ALSO PRESENT WAS THE MAYOR OF EASTELEIGH, MRS DOREEN WELFARE, AND SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL SOUTHERN YACHT CLUB.

THE JUNK WAS THE FOCUS OF CURIOSITY IN HAMBLE. DOZENS OF YACHTS, POWER BOATS AND SMALL DINGHIES BUZZED AROUND THE KEYING AS SHE SET SAIL FOR LONDON. THE LAST TIME THERE WAS SO MUCH INTEREST IN A VISITING CRAFT WAS THE LAUNCHING OF LIONHEART, THE BRITISH CHALLENGER FOR THE AMERICA’S CUP.

THE JUNK, DONATED TO THE FESTIVAL BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING GROUP, SIR Y.K. PAO, IS BEING SKIPPERED BY A FORMER ROYAL MARINE, ROBIN RISING, AND A CREW DRAWN FROM THE STAFF OF THE EXETER MARITIME MUSEUM AND MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SAILING CRAFT ASSOCIATION. THE JUNK WILL FIND A PERMANENT HOME AT THE EXETER MUSEUM AFTER THE FESTIVAL.

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SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES * * * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS REQUESTED SUPERVISORS, SCHOOL HEADS, SCIENCE TEACHERS AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES AS SET OUT UNDER THE HONG KONG EDUCATION REGULATIONS 1971.

IN CASE A SCIENCE LABORATORY IS USED AS A CLASSROOM FOR NON-SCIENCE LESSONS DUE TO FLOATING CLASS ARRANGEMENTS, THE TEACHER SHOULD SEE THAT THE STUDENTS DO NOT ENTER THE LABORATORY UNLESS HE IS PRESENT AND THAT THEY DO NOT DISTURB OR REMOVE ANY OF THE SCIENCE MATERIALS IN THE LABORATORY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

PAST RECORDS REVEAL THAT ACCIDENTS OR EXPLOSIONS IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES WERE MOSTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PREPARATION AND BURNING OF HYDROGEN, MIX ING WATER WITH CONCENTRATED SULPHURIC ACID, MIXING CONCENTRATED ACIDS WITH POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE, GRINDING OR WARMING A MIXTURE OF AN OXIDIZING AGENT WITH CARBON AND/OR SULPHUR, PREPARATION OF CHLORINE AND HYDROGEN SULPHIDE, AND HANDLING OF BROMINE.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO DREW THE ATTENTION OF SCIENCE TEACHERS AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS TO THE USE OF BENZENE, WHICH IS A SUSPECTED CARCINOGEN. +CARCI NOGENS CAN ENTER THE BODY NOT ONLY BY INGESTION, BUT ALSO BY INHALATION AND SKIN ABSORPTION. IN GENERAL, EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL CARCINOGENS ARE LONG-TERM AND INSIDIOUS, RATHER THAN IMMEDIATE AND OBVIOUS,* HE SAID.

♦ON SAFETY GROUNDS, THE STORAGE, ISSUE AND USE OF CORROSIVE, POISONOUS OR CARCINOGENIC SUBSTANCES LIKE BROMINE, CONCENTRATED ACIDS AND ALKALIS, AND BENZENE SHOULD ALWAYS BE SUPERVISED BY THE SENIOR SCIENCE TEACHERS OF THE SCHOOL,♦ HE ADDED.

THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINIMISING ACCIDENTS IN A SCIENCE LABORATORY ARE OUTLINED IN THE PAMPHLET 'SAFETY IN THE LABORATORY’ PUBLISHED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

FURTHERMORE, TEACHERS ARE URGED TO MAKE SURE THAT POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS EXPERIMENTS, SUCH AS THOSE INVOLVING THE USE OF CONCENTRATED SULPHURIC ACID, THE HANDLING OF MICRO-ORGANISMS AND RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES, SHOULD NOT BE PERFORMED BY PUPILS AT HOME.

♦THE ONLY PROPER PLACE FOR POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS EXPERIMENTS IS THE SCHOOL LABORATORY WITH QUALIFIED SUPERVISORY STAFF IN ATTENDANCE,♦ THE SPOKESMAN EMPHASISED.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE TO THE SCIENCE SUBJECTS SECTION, ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG (TEL 5-774001 EXT 37, 38 OR 41).

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TV PROGRAMMES ON HAPPY MARRIAGES

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A SERIES OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION TELEVISION SHOWS WILL BE SCREENED FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO ENCOURAGE HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS IN MARRIAGES.

THE SERIES, ENTITLED +FAMILY QUIZ*, IS JOINTLY PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AS PART OF AN INTENSIVE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN AIMED AT MINIMISING MARITAL CONFLICTS.

ALTOGETHER 13 HALF-HOUR SHOWS WILL FROM 9.30 PM TO 10 PM ON RTV 1.

BE BROADCAST EVERY WEDNESDAY

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THE SPECIAL PROGRAMMES WOULD BE BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING, STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF PROPER PREPARATION FOR, ADJUSTMENT IN AND ENRICHMENT OF MARRIAGE.

+THE OBJECTIVE IS TO FOSTER A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS MARRIAGE AND TO HELP PREVENT FAMILY BREAKDOWNS WHICH ARE OFTEN THE RESULT OF PERSISTENT MARITAL CONFLICTS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SERIES WILL FEATURE A QUIZ ON GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION AS WELL AS COMPETITIVE ELECTRONIC GAMES SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO TEST THE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION OF PARTICIPANTS, HE SAID.

EACH SHOW WILL HAVE THREE FAMILIES APPEARING, EACH WITH FOUR MEMBERS FROM THREE GENERATIONS - GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS AND CHILDREN.

FAMILIES WITH THE HIGHEST SCORES IN THE QUIZ AND GAMES WILL BE AWARDED VALUABLE PRIZES, HE ADDED.

♦VIEWERS AT HOME WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO JOIN THE FUN. THEY WILL PICK THE FAMILY SCORING THE HIGHEST MARKS AND WIN A PRIZE,* HE SAID.

THE SERIES WILL END WITH A SHOW IN WHICH DONORS OF PRIZES AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL PRESENT THE AWARDS TO WINNING TEAMS.

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RECREATION AND SPORT PROGRAMME LINE-UP

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THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE (RSS) HAS LINED UP MORE THAN 240 ACTIVITIES FOR NEXT MONTH (OCTOBER), ALMOST ALL OF WHICH ARE NEW EVENTS.

THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM GAMES, FITNESS CLASSES, GYMNASTICS, ATHLETIC AND AQUATIC SPORTS, AND DANCE COURSES.

IN ADDITION THERE ARE MORE THAN 60 OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. AMONG THESE ARE RESIDENTIAL CAMPS FOR THE FAMILY, EXCURSIONS TO MACLEHOSE TRAIL, SAI KUNG RECREATION DAY CAMPS, AND A HIKE TO PAT SIN RANGE.

MANY EVENTS ARE EITHER IN THE EARLY MORNING OR IN THE EVENING FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO WORK OR ATTEND TO FAMILY CHORES.

DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME ARE CONTAINED IN A LEAFLET WHICH IS OBTAINABLE FROM CITY DISTRICT OFFICES, NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES AND RSS OFFICES.

THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES CAN ENQUIRE ABOUT ENROLMENT AT THEIR LOCAL RSS OFFICE. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS AREj

HONG KONG ISLAND

HEADQUARTERS 5-458511, EASTERN 5-641543, WAN CHAI 5-724844, CENTRAL/WESTERN 5-438559, SOUTHERN 5-534111 EXT 10.

KOWLOON

SHAM SHU I PO 3-860945, MONG KOK 3-808781, YAU MA TEI 3-682585, KOWLOON CITY 3-028500, WONG TAI SIN 3-272641, KWUN TONG 3-436123.

NEW TERRITORIES

SHA TIN 12-620170, TAI PO 12-677111 EXT 140, SAI KUNG 3-2814683, ISLANDS 5-454616, YUEN LONG 12-764246, TUEN MUN 12-813210 EXT 264, TSUEN WAN 12-404361, SAI KUNG OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE 3-2813828.

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

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THERE ARE STILL SOME VACANCIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WISH TO PURSUE A CAREER IN INDUSTRY THROUGH AN APPRENTICESHIP, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

THE APPRENTICE VACANCIES EXIST IN HONG KONG’S 10 MAJOR INDUSTRIES — AUTOMOBILE REPAIRS AND SERVICING, BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING, CLOTHING, ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONICS, MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING, PLASTICS, PRINTING, SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIRS AND TEXTILES.

THOSE INTERESTED MAY CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT’S TRAINING COUNCIL DIVISION AT 1 HENNESSY ROAD, ASIAN HOUSE, 12TH FLOOR, WAN CHAI.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE DIVISION HAD BEEN OPERATING AN APPRENTICE PLACEMENT SERVICE FOR QUALIFIED YOUNG PEOPLE.

LAST YEAR, IT ASSISTED SOME 2 400 OF THEM IN FINDING A CRAFT OR TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP. THEY ARE NOW USEFULLY AND PRODUCTIVELY EMPLOYED, EARNING THEIR LIVING AND AT THE SAME TIME LEARNING A TRADE IN WHICH THEY ARE INTERESTED.

IN ADDITION TO RECEIVING ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROVIDED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS, THE APPRENTICES ALSO ATTEND RELATED TECHNICAL EDUCATION — ONE BAY AND TWO EVENINGS PER WEEK — IN EITHER A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OR THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC. AN APPRENTICESHIP USUALLY LASTS FOUR YEARS.

THE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR CRAFT APPRENTICESHIP IS COMPLETION OF FORM 3 AND FOR TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP COMPLETION OF FORM 5 WITH PASSES IN FOUR RELEVANT SUBJECTS IN THE CERTIFICATE OF EDUCAT I OJi EXAMINATION.

ON COMPLETION OF THE APPRENTICESHIP, THE APPRENTICES WOULD BE AWARDED CERTIFICATES BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR.

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VARIETY SHOW TO ENTERTAIN 5 000 IN YUEN LONG

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A LARGE VARIETY SHOW PRESENTED JOINTLY BY THE ARMY, POLICE AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WILL BE HELD IN YUEN LONG STADIUM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 6).

THE TWO-AND-A-HALF HOUR SHOW IS EXPECTED TO BE WATCHED BY A CAPACITY CROWD OF 5 000 LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL BE GUEST-OF-HONOUR. THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, AND OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AS WELL AS LOCAL .COMMUNITY LEADERS, WILL ALSO ATTEND.

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THE SHOW HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE LOCAL YOUTH RECREATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, THE SIX RURAL COMMITTEES OF HA TSUEN, KAM TIN, PAT HEUNG, PING SHAN. SAN TIN AND SHAP PAT HEUNG AND UNOFFICIAL JUSTICES OF THE PeAcE.

IT MARKS THE CLOSING OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, IN WHICH MORE THAN 50 000 YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN 150 SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

THE PIPES AND DRUMS AND MILITARY BAND OF THE 1ST BATTALION QUEEN’S OWN HIGHLANDERS WILL BEAT RETREAT.

A TEAM OF 18 YOUNG DANCERS, WHO WILL REPRESENT THE HEUNG YEE KUK AT THE +HONG KONG IN LONDON* FESTIVAL LATER THIS MONTH, WILL PRESENT A FAN DANCE.

ALSO IN THE PROGRAMME WILL BE A FREE-FALL PARACHUTE DISPLAY BY THE JOINT SERVICES PARACHUTE CLUB, A RIBBON DANCE BY A TEAM OF POLICEWOMEN, PERFORMANCES BY THE BAND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE AND THE MASTER AND WIND BANDS OF THE MUSIC OFFICE, AND A MASS LION DANCE.

ADMISSION TICKETS ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED THROUGH SCHOOLS, RURAL COMMITTEES AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES. A LIMITED NUMBER IS AVAILABLE AT YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE. THE PROGRAMME STARTS AT 5.30 PM.

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT WILL BUILD ANOTHER FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR AT HA HANG FOR TAI PO.

A $4.8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE WORK WAS AWARDED THIS MORNING AND SIGNED BY MR LEE GUN-CHEUNG, CHIEF ENGINEER (CONSTRUCTION) OF THE DEPARTMENT AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF HUNG MAU CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LIMITED.

MR LEE SAID THE NEW RESERVOIR WAS PART OF A WATER SUPPLY PROGRAMME TO CATER FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN AND THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE THERE.

+IT WILL BE AN EXTENSION TO THE EXISTING HA HANG SERVICE RESERVOIR AND WILL GIVE AN ADDITIONAL STORAGE CAPACITY OF 10 000 CUBIC METRES,* HE SAID.

WORK WILL START NEXT WEEK AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 13 MONTHS.

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

POLICE ADMINISTRATION OFFICER APPOINTED ......................... 1

SIXTY BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN JULY .......................... 1

QUEENSLAND WELFARE MINISTER SEES TRAINING OF PRISON OFFICERS .................................................. 2

SAFETY HINTS FOR LIFT TECHNICIANS ............................... 2

CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM ......................................... 3

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN PRESS CONFERENCE ............................. 4

ENGLISH SPEECH COURSES FOR TEACHERS ............................. 4

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KWAI CHUNG .............................. 5

WATER CUT ........................................................ 5

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MR JOHN YAXLEY, FORMER PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY, HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS POLICE ADMINISTRATION OFFICER.

MR YAXLEY, PRESENTLY ON LEAVE, WILL ASSUME HIS POST ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE POST OF POLICE ADMINISTRATION OFFICER WAS CREATED ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE POLICE FORCE’S ADVISERS.

MR YAXLEY’S POST WILL EQUATE WITH THAT OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.

HE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CIVILIAN AND PLANNING MATTERS WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE, AND FOR CO-ORDINATION BETWEEN THE POLICE AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

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THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT APPROVED 60 NEW BUILDING PLANS IN JULY, COMPARED WITH 56 IN JUNE THIS YEAR.

OF THESE NEW PLANS, 23 WERE FOR BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 12 FOR KOWLOON AND 25 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDED A HOTEL AT THE JUNCTION OF WANG TAK STREET AND PO SHIN STREET IN HAPPY VALLEY, A PETROL FILLING STATION AT THE JUNCTION OF LAI CHI KOK ROAD AND YEE KUK STREET, A DORMITORY ON CHEUNG CHAU AND A CHILDREN’S HOME IN SHEUNG SHU I.

THE DECLARED COST OF ALL NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS $268 MILLION, COMPARED WITH $166 MILLION IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

THEIR TOTAL USABLE FLOOR AREA AMOUNTED TO 140 717.8 SQUARE hETRES, COMPRISING 71 296.1 SQUARE METRES DOMESTIC AND 69 421.7 SQUARE METRES NON-DOMESTIC FLOOR AREA.

THE OFFICE ALSO GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 56 PROJECTS, INCLUDING A SCHOOL IN POKFULAM ROAD, AN ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION AT THE JUNCTION OF DYER AVENUE AND TAI WAN ROAD IN HUNG HOM AND A SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX AND HOSTELS IN SAI KUNG.

ALTOGETHER 50 NEWLY COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE CERTIFIED FOR OCCUPATION, INCLUDING A SCHOOL IN KWUN TONG, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC PHASE TWO EXTENSION, AND A PAVILION IN ABERDEEN MAIN STREET.

THE OFFICE ALSO AGREED TO THE DEMOLITION OF 117 BUILDINGS.

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QUEENSLAND WELFARE MINISTER SEES TRAINING OF PRISON OFFICERS *****

THE MINISTER FOR WELFARE OF QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA, THE HON SAM S. DOUMANY, CURRENTLY ON A VISIT HERE, TODAY TOURED THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT'S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, MR DOUMANY WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY THE PRINCIPAL OF THE INSTITUTE, SUPT PI WING-LEE. HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE TRAINING PROGRAMMES AND FACILITIES. HE ALSO TOURED THE INSTITUTE AND SAW PRISON OFFICERS UNDERGOING TRAINING.

BEFORE THE TOUR, MR DOUMANY HAD TALKS WITH THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR TOM ECOB, ON THE PENAL SYSTEM IN HONG KONG.

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LIFT ENGINEERING COMPANIES WERE URGED TODAY TO EMPHASISE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THEIR INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO THEIR APPRENTICES AND TECHNICIANS.

THE APPEAL WAS MADE BY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WHO GAVE SAFETY HINTS FOR THE REPAIR OF LIFTS.

HE CALLED ON THE COMPANIES TO ENSURE THAT A LIFT’S LANDING DOOR IS FULLY INTERLOCKED WITH THE SERVICING SWITCH SO THAT IT CANNOT BE OPERATED WHEN THE DOOR IS OPEN.

HE STRESSED THAT ONLY EXPERIENCED TECHNICIANS SHOULD BE ASSIGNED TO CARRY OUT LIFT REPAIR WORK, ASSISTED BY APPRENTICES OR JUNIOR TECHNICIANS.

+RECENTLY THERE WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF A MISTAKE BY AN APPRENTICE WHO DEFEATED A LIFT’S ELECTRICAL INTERLOCKING SYSTEM BY JOINING UP THE WIRING OF THE LANDING DOOR.+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN FURTHER POINTED OUT THAT ONE OF THE MAJOR CAUSES CF FOUR FATAL LIFT ACCIDENTS SINCE JUNE LAST YEAR WAS THE NON-USE OF THE SERVICING SWITCHES.

IN ONE ACCIDENT THE TECHNICIAN FAILED TO PROPERLY ENGAGE THE LIFT'S SAFETY GEAR BEFORE REPLACING THE WIRE ROPES.

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CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM * * *

SWIMMERS WISHING TO ENTER THE 13TH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM HAVE UNTIL FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO APPLY.

THE SWIM, ORGANISED BY TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14.

ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 12 CAN ENTER. APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE AT THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, THE DISTRICT OFFICE OR THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OFFICE, IN TAI PO.

THE RACE WILL TAKE PLACE OVER A NEW 2 400-METRE COURSE STARTING FROM SHAN LAN BEACH AND'FINISHI NG AT TAI MEI- TUK SEA ACTIVITIES CENTRE. THE TRADITIONAL 2 OOO-METRE COURSE BETWEEN NAM HANG AND YUEN CHAU TSAI WAS GIVEN UP AS A RESULT OF RECLAMATION WORK FOR NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT.

CONTESTANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SECTIONS, WITH THE FIRST 10 TO FINISH IN EACH SECTION RECEIVING A TROPHY EACH. ALL WHO FINISH WITHIN ONE AND A HALF HOURS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE.

MRS JANE AKERS-JONES, WIFE OF THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE SAID THE CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM HAD BECOME AN IMPORTANT ITEM IN THE LOCAL SPORTS CALENDAR.

THERE WERE ONLY 80 CONTESTANTS IN 1968 WHEN THE EVENT WAS FIRST HELD, BUT THE NUMBER INCREASED TO 420 LAST YEAR. +WE ARE HOPING FOR EVEN MORE ENTRANTS THIS YEAR,* HE SAID.

HE SAID PARTICIPANTS SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE DI STR ICT OFF ICE CARPARK AT 9 AM ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. TRANSPORT WOULD BE PROVIDED

TO TAKE THEM TO THE START.

TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICHOLAS NG, WILL START THE RACE AT 10.30 AM.

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NOTE TO EDITORS* ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN PRESS CONFERENCE * * M *

AN INTENSIVE MONTH-LONG ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ON SEPTEMBER 14.

DETAILS OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) IN KINGSWOOD RESTAURANT, DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG, AT 1 PM.

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THE CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN, MR CHAN LING-FUNG- ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR BOWEN LEUNG- CHAIRMAN OF THE PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, MR KARL STUMPF AND CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), MR EDDY CHAN, WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO HAVE THE PRESS CONFERENCE COVERED.

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ENGLISH SPEECH COURSES FOR TEACHERS * * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE WILL BE HOLDING A NUMBER OF COURSES IN ENGLISH SPEECH IN THE NEXT FOUR MONTHS FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH WHO ARE NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS.

THERE WILL BE TWO COURSES EACH FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS. A COURSE WILL COMPRISE 24 MEETINGS EACH OF TWO-HOUR DURATION.

THE COURSES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WILL BE HELD AT THE KOWLOON ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE AT MA TAU KOK GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WHILE THOSE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WILL BE HELD AT THE CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG.

BOTH LEVELS OF COURSES WILL BEGIN WITH AN INTRODUCTORY TALK ON ENGLISH PHONETICS.

THE COURSE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WILL INCLUDE LANGUAGE LABORATORY PRACTICE IN PRONUNCIATION, STRESS AND INTONATION, SENTENCE PATTERNS, DIALOGUE AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A PRACTICAL SESSION IN WHICH EACH PARTICIPANT WILL BE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN ACTIVITIES SUCH AS DISCUSSION, CONVERSATION, SHORT TALK, POETRY RECITATION, PROSEREADING OR DRAMA. NO FORMAL LECTURES WILL BE GIVEN.

FOR THE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER COURSE, THE PRACTICAL SESSION WILL REQUIRE PARTICIPANTS TO LEAD A DISCUSSION ON A SELECTED TOPIC RELEVANT TO THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH OR DEMONSTRATE AN ENGLISH TEACHING TECHNIQUE.

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THERE WILL BE NO CHARGES. PARTICIPANTS WHO SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED A COURSE WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE.

APPLICATION FORMS HAVE BEEN SENT TO SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL HEADS ARE REQUESTED TO LIST THE NAMES OF TEACHERS WISHING TO ATTEND IN ORDER OF PRIORITY AND RETURN THE FORM NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 12 TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE, 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG.

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NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED AT CONTAINER PORT FLYOVER IN KWAI CHUNG FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 6).

THE CONTAINER PORT FLYOVER FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CONTAINER PORT ROAD TO ITS JUNCTION WITH KWAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY EASTBOUND.

THE SLIP ROAD BETWEEN KWAI CHUNG ROAD SOUTHBOUND AND CONTAINER PORT FLYOVER WILL BE RESTRICTED TO ACCESS TO THE MTR SITE ONLY.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WATER CUT * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO AN AREA OF YAU MA TEI WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY CHI WO STREET, CHEONG LOK STREET, MAU LAM STREET AND NATHAN ROAD.

ALSO ON FRIDAY FROM 10 AM SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CHEUNG SHA WAN SHAM SHU I PO SHEK KIP MEI, MONG KOK, YAU MA TEI AND BEACON H*LL WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR 26 HOURS TO 12 NOON ON SATURDAY.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MONETARY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY ....................... 1

BRITISH TRADE MINISTER HIGHLY IMPRESSED BY SHA TIN NEW TOWN ..................................................4

"WEDDING BUSES" CARRY HAPPY MARRIAGE MESSAGE ..................... 5

PRISON STAFF COMMENDED FOR GOOD WORK ............................. 6

INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION OPEN TO LOCAL CHILDREN ................................................... 7

CAR REGISTRATIONS IN AUGUST ...................................... 8

CENTRAL DISTRICT TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS .................. 8

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MONETARY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY ******

MONETARY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY PUBLISHED TODAY SHOW A MARKED SLOWDOWN IN THE GROWTH OF THE MONEY SUPPLY AND OF CREDIT TO THE ECONOMY, AFTER THE SHARP RISES RECORDED IN JUNE.

THE MONEY SUPPLY, ON ALL DEFINITIONS, GREW ONLY SLIGHTLY IN THE MONTH, REFLECTING IN PART A VERY SHARP REDUCTION IN THE INFLOW OF FUNDS INTO HONG KONG FROM THE RELATIVELY HIGH JUNE INFLOW- THE INCREASE IN TOTAL CREDIT TO THE ECONOMY WAS THE SMALLEST MONTHLY INCREASE SINCE AUGUST LAST YEAR.

THE DETAILED FIGURES FOR JULY AND COMPARISONS WITH EARLIER MONTHS ARE SET OUT IN THE FOLLOWING TABLE I

MONEY AND BANKING FIGURES - END OF JULY 1980 (IN |MILL ION)

FIGURES FOR EARLIER MONTHS (% CHANGE)

JULY 1980 JUNE 1980 APRIL 1980 JULY 1979

Ml 23 345 22 753 (+2.6%) 20 039 (+16.5%) 18 667 (+25.1%)*

M2 90 622 88 486 (+2.4%) 76 973 (+17.7%) 67 937 (+33.4%)*

M3 120 481 119 120 (+1.1%) 107 967 (+11.6%) 86 772 (+38.8%)

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DEPOSITS 82 847 80 781 (+2.6%) 69 509 (+19.2%) 61 347 (+35.0%)*

LOANS AND ADVANCES IN HONG KONG 73 722 73 561 (+0.2%) 72 024 (+2.4%) 54 890 (+34.3%)*

LOAN/DEPOSIT RATIO 89.0% 91.1% 103.6% 89.5%

AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO 49.3% 49.4% 49.6% 49.2%

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DEPOSITS 29 859 30 634 (-2.5%) 30 994 (-3.7%) 18 835 (58.5%)

LOANS AND ADVANCES IN HONG KONG 23 987 23 021 (+4.2%) 17 581 (+36.4%) 11 108 (+115.9%)

LOAN/DEPOSIT RATIO 80.3% 75.1% 56.7% 59.0%

AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO « 46.2% 44.2% 41.9% ft

BANKS AND DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIESi

TOTAL CREDIT TO THE ECONOMY 97 709 96 582 (+1.2%) 89 605 (+9.0%) 65 998 (+48.0%)

* THESE FIGURES ARE RECALCULATED TO EXCLUDE BANKS’ LIABILITIES TO, AND CLAIMS ON, DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES.

» THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENT FOR DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES TO OBSERVE A MINIMUM LIQUID ASSETS RATIO CAME INTO FORCE ON JANUARY 1, 1980.

MONEY SUPPLY

THE MONEY SUPPLY ON THE NARROWEST DEFINITION, Ml (NOTES AND COINS WITH THE PUBLIC, PLUS DEMAND DEPOSITS, OTHER THAN FROM BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, WITH LICENSED BANKS) ROSE BY 2.6 PER CENT IN JULY, WELL DOWN FROM AN 8.6 PER CENT INCREASE IN JUNE.

M2 (Ml PLUS SAVINGS AND TIME DEPOSITS, OTHER THAN FROM BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, WITH LICENSED BANKS) ROSE BY 2.4 PER CENT, SHARPLY REDUCED FROM THE RISE OF 9.3 PER CENT IN JUNE.

M3 (M2 PLUS PUBLIC DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES) ROSE BY 1.1 PER CENT IN JULY, DOWN FROM A 6.5 PER CENT INCREASE IN JUNE* THIS REFLECTED A FURTHER REDUCTION IN DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES DURING THE MONTH. IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS, M3 ROSE BY 11.6 PER CENT.

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CREDIT TO THE ECONOMY

BANK LOANS IN HONG KONG ROSE BY ONLY 0.2 PER CENT IN JULY, SHARPLY DOWN FROM A 5.2 PER CENT RISE IN JUNE. LOANS IN HONG KONG BY DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY 4.2 PER CENT, DOWN FROM A 6.1 PER CENT INCREASE IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

TOTAL LOANS IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 1.2 PER CENT IN JULY, »ELL DOWN FROM THE RISE OF 5.4 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS, TOTAL LOANS IN HONG KONG INCREASED BY 9.0 PER CENT.

FOREIGN ASSETS

THE NET IDENTIFIABLE FOREIGN ASSETS OF ALL BANKS REDUCED IN JULY BY $282 MILLION, WHILE THOSE OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY $308 MILLION DURING THE SAME PERIOD, SUGGESTING A SMALL INFLOW OF FUNDS INTO THE HONG KONG MONETARY SECTOR OF $26 MILLION, WHICH WAS MUCH LESS THAN THE INFLOW OF $1 126 MILLION IN JUNE.

BALANCE SHEET RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL BANKS IN HONG KONG FELL SLIGHTLY IN JULY TO 49.3 PER CENT FROM 49.4 PER CENT IN JUNE. THE LOAN/DEPOSIT RATIO DECLINED FURTHER TO 89.0 PER CENT AT THE END OF JULY, FROM 91.1 PER CENT AT THE END OF JUNE.

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE FURTHER IN JULY TO 46.2 PER CENT FROM 44.2 PER CENT IN JUNE. THE LOAN/DEPOSIT RATIO AT THE END OF JULY ROSE TO 80.3 PER CENT FROM 75.1 PER CENT AT THE END OF THE PREVIOUS MONTH, REFLECTING A FURTHER FALL IN DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING BANKS WAS UNCHANGED IN JULY AT 113. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY ANOTHER SEVEN IN THE MONTH TO 290.

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BRITISH TRADE MINISTER HIGHLY IMPRESSED BY SHA TIN NEW TOWN

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THE BRITISH TRADE MINISTER, MR CECIL PARKINSON. WHO IS LEADING A HIGH-LEVEL TEXTILE MISSION TO HONG KONG, BROKE OFF FROM HIS HECTIC ROUND OF BUSINESS-LINKED TALKS AND VISITS THIS MORNING TO SEE ONE OF HONG KONG’S NEW TOWNS.

THE MINISTER, ACCOMPANIED BY OTHER MISSION MEMBERS, WAS FIRST BRIEFED BY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, BEFORE TRAVELLING TO SHA TIN WHERE HE WAS MET BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, DR PATRICK HASE.

FROM A VANTAGE POINT OVERLOOKING TAI WAI VALLEY, MR PARKINSON WAS TOLD THAT SHA TIN HAD ONLY 20 000 PEOPLE A FEW YEARS AGO AND THE POPULATION WAS NOW OVER 100 000.

ALL THE MAIN DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WERE POINTED OUT TO HIM BEFORE HE WALKED THROUGH TAI WAI VILLAGE AND ITS MARKET AREA.

HE WAS THEN DRIVEN PAST LEK YUEN AND WO CHE ESTATES TO SUI WO COURT, THE MASSIVE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME DEVELOPMENT, WHERE DR HASE OUTLINED FURTHER DETAILS OF PLANS TO DEVELOP SHA TIN INTO A CITY OF 750 000 PEOPLE BY THE END OF THE DECADE.

AT THE END OF THE VISIT, MR PARKINSON SAIDt +1 AM HIGHLY IMPRESSED WITH WHAT I HAVE SEEN. THE SCALE OF DEVELOPMENT IS AMAZING BY ANY STANDARDS.*

HE SAID HE WAS PARTICULARLY KEEN TO SEE A NEW TOWN WHILE IE WAS HERE AS HE HAD BEEN CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION OF A NEW TOWN - HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

*1 WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK AND SEE SHA TIN WHEN IT IS FULLY COMPLETED,* HE TOLD DR HASE.

THE MISSION ARRIVED IN HONG KONG LAST SUNDAY AND LEAVES TOMORROW.

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THREE FLORAL ♦WEDDING BUSES* WILL MAKE DAY-LONG TOURS OF HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) TO DRIVE HOME THE MESSAGE OF HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE.

THE BUSES, EACH CARRYING A COUPLE DRESSED UP AS BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM, WILL MAKE STOPOVERS AT PLACES ALONG THE ROUTES TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE THROUGH HANDOUTS AND AN ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME.

THESE +WEDDING TOURS+ WILL FORM PART OF THE TERRITORY-WIDE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO FOSTER A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS MARRIAGE.

WITH ITS THEME ON +MARITAL RELATIONSHIP*, THE CAMPAIGN AIMS TO MINIMISE MARITAL CONFLICTS TO FORESTALL FAMILY BREAKDOWNS, AND TO IMPART KNOWLEDGE ON THE PROPER PREPARATION FOR, ADJUSTMENT IN, AND ENRICHMENT OF MARRIAGE.

DRESSED IN BALLOONS, POSTERS AND BANNERS DEPICTING +HAPPY MARRIAGE, HAPPY LIFE+, THE BUSES WILL START THEIR JOURNEYS AT 9.30 AM ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND AT 10 AM IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

AT EACH STOPOVER, THE BRIDES AND BRIDEGROOMS WILL MEET MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, HAND OUT BOOKLETS AND LEAFLETS, AND INVITE THEM TO WATCH FILM SHOWS AND BAND AND PARADE PERFORMANCES.

SLOGANS WILL BE BROADCASTi +GOOD PRE-MARITAL PREPARATION IS THE SEED OF HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE*, +HAPPY MARRIED COUPLE RESPECT, CARE AND ARE CONSIDERATE TO EACH OTHER*, AND +LOVE, RESPECT AND MUTUAL SUPPORT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HAPPY MARR I AGE♦.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, THE STOPOVERS WILL BE AT CHAI WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE (9.30 AM TO 10 AM), ROXY CARPARK NEXT TO VICTORIA PARK (10.30 AM TO 11.30 AM), EDINBURGH PLACE IN CENTRAL (NOON TO 1 PM), OCEAN PARK (2.15 PM TO 4 PM), AND WAH HONG SQUARE IN WAH FU ESTATE (4.30 PM TO 5.30 PM).

IN KOWLOON, THE STOPOVERS WILL BE AT KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER (10 AM TO 11 AM), PARKING SPACE AT THE CHEUNG FAT STREET ENTRANCE TO PO ON ROAD PLAYGROUND (11.30 AM TO NOON), CHING TAK STREET (12.30 PM TO 1 PM), WAI WAH STREET NEAR THE CENTRAL PLAYGROUND (1.30 PM TO 2 PM), YUET WAH STREET BUS TERMINI (2.30 PM TO 3 PM), AND CHUNG HAU STREET (3.30 PM TO 4 PM).

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IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE BUS WILL STOP AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL COMPOUND (10 AM TO 10.20 AM), KWAI FONG ESTATE PLAYGROUND (10.50 AM TO 11.05 AM) MING 01 STREET PLAYGROUND IN TUEN MUN (11.55 AM TO 12.10 PM), YUEN LONG ESTATE BLOCK 2 (12.55 PM TO 1.10 PM), PO HEUNG STREET NEAR THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE (3 PM TO 3.15 PM), AND THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE ♦WEDDING BUS+ TOURS AND THE PERFORMANCES AT THE VARIOUS STOPOVERS.

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PRISON STAFF COMMENDED FOR GOOD WORK * * * *

SIX PRISON OFFICERS COMPRISING AN OFFICER, AN OFFICER CADET AND FOUR ASSISTANT OFFICERS HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS’ COMMENDATION FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY.

THE AWARDS WERE PRESENTED TO THEM BY THE ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS (OPERATIONS), MR R.W.B. HIGGINBOTTOM, AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY HELD IN THE MA PO PING PRISON TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY, MR HIGGINBOTTOM POINTED OUT THAT THE COMMENDATIONS WERE FOR ACTIONS OVER AND ABOVE THE NORMAL CALL OF DUTY, FOUR OF WHICH IN FACT WERE EARNED WHILE THE OFFICERS CONCERNED WERE OFF DUTY.

HE SAID: +IT IS OF COURSE WELL-KNOWN AND ACCEPTED WITHIN THE PRISON SERVICE THAT AN OFFICER IS NEVER REALLY OFF DUTY AND THE MANNER IN WHICH STAFF WILLINGLY RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES IS INDICATIVE OF THIS.

♦THE GENERAL PUBLIC, WHO ARE THE MAIN BENEFICIARIES, ARE UNFORTUNATELY ONLY TOO RARELY MADE AWARE OF THE DILIGENCE, DEVOTION TO DUTY AND ON MANY OCCASIONS OUTRIGHT BRAVERY SHOWN BY OFFICERS WHOSE WORK BY ITS VERY NATURE MUST BE CARRIED OUT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS FOR MUCH OF THE TIME.+

OF THE RECIPIENTS, ASSISTANT OFFICERS KWONG CHUNG-MING AND TSANG HIN-MING WERE BOTH PRAISED FOR THEIR ALERTNESS AND DILIGENCE WHILE OFF DUTY IN PROMPTLY REPORTING AND APPREHENDING AN EX-PRISONER FOUND LOITERING WITHIN THE PRISON RESTRICTED AREA ON LANTAU. THE MAN WAS LATER CONVICTED IN COURT.

ANOTHER ASSISTANT OFFICER CHAN KAI-KUEN WON HIS COMMENDATION FOR APPREHENDING WHILE OFF DUTY A TREATMENT CENTRE INMATE WHO WAS UNLAWFULLY AT LARGE. OFFICER FUNG WING-CHEONG WAS COMMENDED FOR DEVOTION TO DUTY IN SUCCESSFULLY APPREHENDING, ALSO WHILE OFF DUTY, AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WHO ESCAPED FROM LAWFUL DETENTION.

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THE OTHER TWO RECIPIENTS WERE OFFICER CADET H.S. PANNU AND ASSISTANT OFFICER CHOW SHE-KUEN.

MR PANNU WAS COMMENDED FOR HIS ALERTNESS IN PREVENTING UNAUTHORISED ARTICLES FROM BEING INTRODUCED INTO A DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE BY A VISITOR.

MR CHOW WON A COMMENDATION FOR HIS SPECIAL APTITUDE AND INTEREST IN BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE WORK. HIS EFFORTS HAD PLAYED A MAJOR PART IN IMPROVING THE SECURITY OF SEVERAL INSTITUTIONS.

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A FINNISH CHILDREN’S ART CENTRE HAS INVITED THE CHILDREN OF HONG KONG TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION.

THE ORGANISER IS THE CHILDREN’S ART CENTRE UNDER THE MINISTRY CF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF HYVINKAA, FINLAND, AND THIS IS THE FIFTH SUCH COMPETITION IT HAS RUN.

THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION IS +MY HOME DISTRICT*. PARTICIPANTS CAN DEPICT PEOPLE AT WORK, IN THE FIELDS, AT HOME OR IN FACTORIES, THEIR FAMILIES, ANIMALS, OR PETS. THERE IS NO RESTRICTION IN THE TREATMENT AND SIZE OF ENTRIES.

THERE WILL BE TWO SEPARATE GROUPS, FOR CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN FIVE AND 10, AND BETWEEN 11 AND 15.

MEDALS. CERTIFICATES OF MERIT, BOOKS AND OTHER PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO WINNERS.

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE COMPETITION, AND THEIR WORKS CAN BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THEIR HEADS OF SCHOOLS.

ALL ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT BY NOVEMBER 29 TO THE INSPECTOR (ART), CULTURAL CRAFTS CENTRE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, 4 PAK FUK ROAD, 4TH FLOOR, NORTH POINT, HONG KONG FOR SELECTION.

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CAR REGISTRATIONS IN AUGUST ******

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THE NUMBER OF NEW CARS REGISTERED DURING AUGiKT wk o nso AND THE NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS WHICH LAPSED WAS 801 THIS 59 T0?181E637? A NET INCREASE 0F 2 250 AND BROUGHT THE OVERALL TOTAL

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CENTRAL DISTRICT TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ******

THE LOOP ROAD NEXT TO THE HELENA MAY INSTITUTE BETWEEN GARDEN ROAD AND COTTON TREE DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) TO 8 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) FOR ROAD REPAIR.

MOTORISTS MAY USE THE ALTERNATIVE SLIP ROAD BY THE PEAK TRAM STATION.

ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) IN THE EARLY MORNING FROM 1 AM TO 4 AM, THE SECTION OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN PEDDER STREET AND ICE HOUSE STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTE NO. 121.

TEMPORARY DECKINGS ON THE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ACROSS THE ROAD WILL BE REMOVED DURING THE CLOSURE.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP AT THESE PLACES TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TAI KOK TSUI WATER CUT

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WATER SUPPLY TO AN AREA OF TAI KOK TSUI WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY FUK LEE STREET, WAI ON STREET, LOK KWAN STREET AND TAI KOK TSUI ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LAND SALES PROGRAMME ........................................... 1

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ............. 2

SUBSIDIARY FERRY SERVICE FARES REVISION ........................ 3

RENT OFFICER SCHEME TO BE EXTENDED ............................. 4

RECRUITMENT FOR COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUBS .......................... 5

BIGGER ACCOMMODATION FOR ROYAL OBSERVATORY ..................... 5

MT BUTLER MAXICAB SERVICE IMPROVED ............................. 6

REGISTERED MAIL TO VENEZUELA SUSPENDED ......................... 6

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1980

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LAND SALES PROGRAMME

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THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO SELL 30 INDUSTRIAL SITES IN THE URBAN AREA IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS TO MAKE MORE LAND AVAILABLE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE ACTING GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, R.D. POPE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SAID THE TOTAL AREA OF THE INDUSTRIAL LAND WOULD BE 84 430 SQUARE METRES.

OF THESE SITES, TWENTY-TWO ARE IN THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION AREA AND THE LOTS VARY IN SIZE FROM 1 400 SQUARE METRES TO 4 300 SQUARE METRES.

KOWLOON BAY IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ATTRACTIVE LOCATION FOR INDUSTRIALISTS AS IT ENJOYS GOOD TRANSPORT COMMUNICATIONS, AND THERE IS SURE TO BE GREAT INTEREST IN THESE AND OTHER SITES TO BE SOLD IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS,* HE ADDED.

THE INDUSTRIAL SITES ARE AMONG 52 LOTS OF CROWN LAND HAVING A TOTAL AREA OF ABOUT 237 563 SQUARE METRES TO BE PUT UP FOR AUCTION OR TENDER IN THE SIX-MONTH PERIOD FROM OCTOBER 1 THIS YEAR TO MARCH 31 NEXT YEAR.

OF THE OTHER LOTS TO BE SOLD, 11 ARE RESIDENTIAL AND SEVEN NON-INDUSTRI AL SITES.

THE TWO LARGEST SITES FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, MEASURING ABOUT 32 QOO SQUARE METRES AND 29 400 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY, ARE LOCATED AT TAI WOR PING AND TAT CHEE AVENUE WHILE THE REST OF THE RESIDENTIAL LOTS VARY IN SIZE FROM 1 183 SQUARE METRES TO 10 500 SQUARE METRES.

OF THE SEVEN NON-1NDUSTRI AL SITES TO BE SOLD, FIVE ARE ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE OTHERS IN AP LEI CHAU MAIN STREET. THE TOTAL AREA OF THESE IS 6 699 SQUARE METRES.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL ALSO BE SITES ON SALE FOR USE AS FILM STUDIO, PRIVATE SCHOOL, PRIVATE HOSPITAL AND PUBLIC MULTI-STOREY CARPARK,+ MR POPE SAID.

HE EMPHASISED THAT THE SALES PROGRAMME WAS ONLY A PROVISIONAL ONE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND THAT SALE DATES FOR EACH LOT WOULD BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND BY ADVERTISEMENT IN NEWSPAPER.

DETAILS OF THE LAND SALES FORECAST TOGETHER WITH PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE LOTS TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE MAY BE SEEN AT PWD’S CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, AND AT THE KOWLOON BRANCH OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD.

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THEY MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES, NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION OFFICES AND AT THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT.

COPIES OF THE SIX-MONTH FORECAST MAY BE OBTAINED FREE OF CHARGE FROM ANY OF THESE OFFICES OR BY WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE OF PWD.

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ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ******

A MONTH-LONG ANT I-DRUG CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BETWEEN THE MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH AND OCTOBER TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE DANGERS OF DRUG ADDICTION AND TO PROMOTE HEALTHY SPORTING AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTR ICT.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR CHAN LING-FUNG ANNOUNCING THIS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY SAID THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN), SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES, WOULD OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT EDINBURGH PLACE AT 10 AM ON SEPTEMBER 14.

♦THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A TWO-HOUR VARIETY SHOW FEATURING TOP TELEVISION ARTISTES AND LOCAL PERFORMERS.

♦MORE THAN 10 000 RESIDENTS FROM THE DISTRICT, WHICH COMPRISES CENTRAL, SHEUNG WAN, SAI YING PUN, KENNEDY TOWN, MOUNT DAVIS AND MID-LEVELS, ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE EVENT,+ HE SAID.

TODAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE, MR KARL STUMPF- ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR BOWEN LEUNG- CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), MR EDDY CHAN AND CIVIC LEADERS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT.

MR CHAN LING-FUNG SAID THAT DURING THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS LOCAL RESIDENTS WOULD BE ENTERTAINED TO A TOTAL OF 50 PROGRAMMES, INCLUDING A MASS WALKATHON, COMPETITIONS, FILM SHOWS, VARIETY SHOWS, AND RECREATIONAL AND ATHELETIC EVENTS. THERE WILL ALSO BE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES SUCH AS ANT I-DRUG EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES.

COLOURFUL ANTI-DRUG BANNERS AND POSTERS WILL BE DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT TO ADD TO THE FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE.

♦THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE HAS DEVOTED MORE THAN THREE MONTHS TO THE PLANNING AND ORGANISATION OF THE PROGRAMMES AND HAS MOBILISED THE MANPOWER AND RESOURCES OF MANY BUSINESS AND CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS, SCHOOLS, AREA AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, AND YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRES IN THE DISTRICT,* *R CHAN SAID.

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HE ADDED: +THE COMMITTEE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CARRY OUT SUCH AN IMPORTANT TASK WITHOUT THE SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AND VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED WITH ANTI-DRUG EFFORTS.

♦I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS.+

CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), MR EDDY CHAN SAID THAT THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CAMPAIGN WERE TO APPEAL FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND SUPPORT IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE DRUG ABUSE PROBLEM, TO DISSUADE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM EVER EXPERIMENTING WITH DRUGS AND TO URGE DRUG ADDICTS TO COME FORWARD FOR TREATMENT.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD, INTENSIVE PUBLICITY WILL BE MOUNTED ON TELEVISION, RADIO AND IN THE PRESS TO GIVE WIDER COVERAGE TO THE ANT I-DRUG MESSAGE.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE WAS MR BOWEN LEUNG. HE SAID THAT THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST OF THREE INTENSIVE DISTRICT ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGNS TO BE INITIATED BY THE ACAN THIS YEAR AND ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE.

♦THE SECOND ANTI-DRUG DISTRICT CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD IN YUEN LONG BETWEEN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER AND THE THIRD IN YAU MA TEI BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.+

MR KARL STUMPF PRAISED THE COMMITTEE FOR ITS HARD WORK AND SAID THAT THE EXCITING PROGRAMME PLANNED FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS WOULD HELP STIMULATE AND SOLICIT THE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION OF THE COMMUNITY IN COMBATING HONG KONG’S DRUG PROBLEM.

SUBSIDIARY FERRY SERVICE FARES REVISION

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FARES FOR FERRY SERVICES BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN, RENNIE’S MILL AND HANG HAU WILL BE INCREASED FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8).

THE NEW PASSENGER FARES FOR AN ADULT OR CHILD WILL BE $1 FROM SHAU KEI WAN TO RENNIE’S MILL AND 70 CENTS FROM RENNIE’S MILL TO HANG HAU. THE OLD FARES ARE 80 CENTS AND 50 CENTS RESPECT IVELY.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE FREIGHT CHARGE FOR GOODS PER PICUL OR FOUR CUBIC FEET WILL BE INCREASED TO |1 FROM 50 CENTS A PIECE.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID APPROVAL OF THE APPLICATION FOR FARE INCREASES BY THE HOP SHING KUNG FERRY COMPANY WAS GIVEN AFTER A DETAILED SURVEY INTO THE OPERATING COSTS OF THE SERVICES.

THE REVISION, HE SAID, WAS LARGELY DUE TO RISING OPERATING COSTS RESULTING FROM HIGHER FUEL PRICES.

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RENT OFFICER SCHEME TO BE EXTENDED

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A RENT OFFICER SCHEME, INTRODUCED IN TSUEN WAN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES NINE MONTHS AGO IS TO BE EXTENDED FROM OCTOBER.

A NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THIS WAS IN RESPONSE TO THE INCREASINGLY LARGE NUMBER OF LANDLORD AND TENANT ENQUIRIES, ESPECIALLY SINCE ENACTMENT OF LEGISLATION EXTENDING RENT CONTROL TO ALL SITTING TENANCIES OF POST-WAR DOMESTIC PREMISES.

THE SCHEME IS BEING OPERATED BY THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT AND TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE. BY THE END OF AUGUST, A TOTAL OF 197 CASES HAD BEEN DEALT WITH.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE NUMBER OF REQUESTS FOR INTERVIEWS WAS MORE THAN DOUBLE THE NUMBER WHICH THE SCHEME WAS ABLE TO HANDLE.

♦STARTING FROM OCTOBER, THEREFORE, A RENT OFFICER WILL SPEND A WHOLE DAY AT TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGEMENT OFFICE IN HOI PA STREET AND ANOTHER WHOLE DAY AT KWAI CHUNG TOWN MANAGEMENT OFFICE IN KWONG FAI CIRCUIT,* HE SAID.

PREVIOUSLY, THE RENT OFFICER SPENT ONLY HALF DAYS AT THE IWO CENTRES ON THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH.

+THIS MEANS THAT THE SCHEME WILL IN FUTURE BE ABLE TO HANDLE TWICE AS MANY ENQUIRIES AS IT IS NOW DEALING WITH,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE NEW SCHEME WILL START ON OCTOBER 2 AT TSUEN WAN. A DETAILED TIMETABLE WILL BE PUBLICISED THROUGH LOCAL ORGANISATIONS SUCH AS RURAL COMMITTEES AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES. TWO WEEKS LATER THE NEW ARRANGEMENT WILL COMMENCE IN KWAI CHUNG.

ENQUIRIES BEING DEALT WITH INCLUDE RENT, TENANCY AGREEMENTS AND DISPUTES, RATES AND RECOVERY OF PREMISES.

RENT OFFICER SERVICES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT’S OFFICE IN NEW MERCURY HOUSE AND AT THE FOUR CITY DISTRICT OFFICES OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN (TUESDAYS), SHAM SHU I PO (WEDNESDAYS), EASTERN (THURSDAYS) AND WONG TAI SIN (FRIDAYS).

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RECRUITMENT FOR COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUBS * * * * *

THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB (CYC) MOVEMENT IS LOOKING FOR NEW AMBERS FROM AMONG STUDENTS IN PRIMARY 4 TO FORM 7.

THE MOVEMENT, ADMINISTERED BY THE CYC SECTION IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, AIMS AT INFORMAL EDUCATION OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL SYLLABUS AND THE TRAINING OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN CITIZENSHIP.

♦BY TAKING PART IN ITS VARIOUS ACTIVITIES, STUDENTS WILL BECOME MORE AWARE OF THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND WILL SHOW AN ACTIVE CONCERN TOWARDS THEIR COMMUNITY,* AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE VISITS, TALKS, SEMINARS, SURVEYS, COMPETITIONS, AND EXHIBITIONS RELATED TO VARIOUS THEMES CONTRIBUTING TO +COMMUNITY BUILDING*, SUCH AS CONSERVATION OF THE COUNTRYSIDE AND COUNTRY PARKS, FIRE PREVENTION, CONSUMER EDUCATION, ROAD SAFETY AND KEEPING HONG KONG CLEAN.

CYC GROUPS TAKE THE FORM OF SCHOOL CLUBS ENGAGED IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

♦THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF CYC GROUPS A SCHOOL MAY FORM. THE SCHOOL HEAD ALSO APPOINTS A MEMBER OF THE SCHOOL STAFF TO OVERSEE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GROUPS WITHIN THE SCHOOL,* HE SAID.

APPLICATIONS TO FORM CYC GROUPS CAN BE MADE THROUGH HEADS OF SCHOOLS TO THE CYC SECTION AT CAROLINE MANSION, 4TH FLOOR, 8 YUN PING ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG. ENQUIRIES CAN ALSO BE MADE ON TELEPHONE NUMBER 5-779007 OR 5-7902993.

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A NINE-STOREY OFFICE BLOCK WILL BE BUILT IN THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY'S NATHAN ROAD COMPOUND TO RELIEVE OVERCROWDED CONDITIONS IN ITS HEADQUARTERS BUILDING.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT WERE INVITED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR OF THE BLOCK WILL HOUSE WORKSHOPS AND PLANT ROOMS WHILE THE GROUND FLOOR WILL BE USED FOR LECTURE OR CONFERENCE ROOMS, A TV STUDIO AND AN EXHIBITION AREA.

OF THE REMAINING SEVEN FLOORS, SIX WILL BE FOR OFFICES AND ONE FOR OFF-DUTY STAFF ACCOMMODATION.

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THE BLOCK WILL BE LINKED AT GROUND AND MEZZANINE LEVELS WITH THE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING.

THE PROJECT, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1982, ALSO PROVIDES FOR A SEPARATE TRANSFORMER/GENERATOR BUILDING AND AN EXTENSION OF CAR PARKING FACILITIES.

FOUNDATION WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SUPERSTRUCTURE IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT MONTH.

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MT BUTLER MAXICAB SERVICE IMPROVED

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MAXICAB SERVICE BETWEEN MOUNT BUTLER AND ADMIRALTY MTR STATION WILL BE STRENGTHENED FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) WHEN THE FREQUENCY OF ROUTE NO 24 IS TO BE INCREASED.

THE BASIC FREQUENCY WILL BE REVISED TO EVERY 12 MINUTES INSTEAD OF 30 MINUTES AND THE ROUTE WILL BE SERVED BY FIVE VEHICLES.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SERVICE WILL TERMINATE AT THE MOUNT BUTLER GOVERNMENT QUARTERS INSTEAD OF MOORSOM ROAD.

REGISTERED MAIL TO VENEZUELA SUSPENDED * * * *

THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCES THAT DUE TO INTERNAL REORGANISATION OF THE POSTAL ADMINISTRATION OF VENEZUELA, THE REGISTRATION SERVICE FOR LETTER-POST ITEMS TO THAT COUNTRY IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED UNTIL

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AT SHEK WU HUI .............................. 1

GOVERNOR ATTENDS VARIETY SHOW AT YUEN LONG ..................... 2

PROPERTY TAXPAYERS TAKE NOTE ................................... 2

CERTIFICATES REQUIRED FOR AIR RECEIVERS ........................ 3

STAFF WELFARE OFFICER RETIRES .................................. 4

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS .........................................   4

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MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AT SHEK WU HUI *****

THE AREA OF FANLING, SHEK WU HUI AND SHEUNG SHU I, BEING DEVELOPED AS A NEW TOWN, IS UNDERGOING TRANSFORMATION ON A WIDE FRONT AND WILL BE THE HOME OF NEARLY 170 000 PEOPLE BY THE LATE EIGHTIES.

MR GEORGE CHIEN, ACTING PROJECT MANAGER OF THE PWD TAI PO AND FANLING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE SAID TODAY THAT SINCE THE $2 000 MILLION NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME BEGAN, ABOUT 74 HECTARES CF LAND HAD BEEN FORMED FOR DEVELOPMENT.

ANOTHER 200 HECTARES WILL BE PROVIDED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE NEw TOWN IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS,+ HE SAID.

AT PRESENT,♦ MR CHIEN ADDED, ♦MAJOR. CONSTRUCTION WORKS HAVE BEGUN ON PHASE ONE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE AT SHEK WU HUI FOR ABOUT 16 000 PEOPLE, ON THE FIRST PHASE OF THE SEwAGE TREATMENT WORKS, AND A MAJOR DISTRIBUTOR ROAD THROUGH FANLING AND SHEK WU HU I.♦

CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS ON THE SHEK WU HUI SEWAGE TREATMENT PROJECT INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUMPING STATION, INLET WORKS, PRIMARY SEDIMENTATION TANKS, AERATION TANKS, FINAL SETTLING TANKS, SLUDGE DIGESTION AND HOLDING TANKS, A SLUDGE-PRESS HOUSE, AN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, AND ASSOCIATED ROADWORKS.

MR CHIEN POINTED OUT THAT THE FIRST PHASE OF THE TREATMENT WORKS WOULD SERVE A POPULATION OF ABOUT 127 000 AND WOULD TREAT SEwAGE BROUGHT IN BY A NEw SYSTEM OF SEWERS AND PUMPING STATIONS FROM THE URBAN AREAS OF FANLING AND SHEK WU HUI.

A TRUNK SEWER OF ABOUT 950 METRES LONG IS ALSO BEING LAID NOw IN CONNECTION WITH THIS PROJECT,+ HE ADDED.

REFERRING TO THE MAJOR DISTRIBUTOR ROAD, NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, MR CHIEN SAID IT FORMED PART OF A ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME. OTHER ROAD WORK ITEMS IN THE PROGRAMME WOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

IN ALL, HE SAID, THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN A NUMBER OF PACKAGES, EACH OF WHICH WILL PROVIDE A BALANCED DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSING, INDUSTRY, COMMERCE AND COMMUNITY FACILIT IES.

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GOVERNOR ATTENDS VARIETY SHOW AT YUEN LONG * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WAS GUEST OF HONOUR AT A VARIETY SHOW AT YUEN LONG STADIUM THIS EVENING, ATTENDED BY A CAPACITY CROWD OF 5 000.

SIR MURRAY WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES- YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, Nfi FUNG KWOK-KEUNG- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK, MR LAU wONG-FAT- AND LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS.

IN A WELCOMING SPEECH, THE CHAIRMAN OF YUEN LONG DISTRICT YOUTH RECREATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR TAI KUEN, SAID THE PRESENCE OF THE GOVERNOR +ADDED GLITTER+ TO THE EVENT WHICH WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY HIS COMMITTEE, THE SIX RURAL COMMITTEES OF HA TSUEN, KAM TIN, PAT HEUNG, PING SHAN, SAN TIN AND SHAP PAT HEUNG AND UNOFFICIAL JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

THE PROGRAMME OF ENTERTAINMENT STARTED WITH A FAN DANCE BY A TEAM OF 18 DANCERS WHO WILL REPRESENT THE HEUNG YEE KUK AT THE +HONG KONG IN LONDON+ FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN BATTERSEA PARK, LONDON, ON SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21.

THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A FREE-FALL PARACHUTE DISPLAY BY FLYING DRAGONS OF THE JOINT SERVICES PARACHUTE CLUB, FOLK DANCES BY STUDENTS OF SILVER JUBILEE AND YAU KUNG SCHOOLS, A RIBBON DANCE BY A TEAM OF POLICEWOMEN AND A PERFORMANCE BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE BAND. THE MUSIC OFFICE’S MASTER AND WIND BANDS ALSO TOOK PART.

THE PIPES AND DRUMS AND MILITARY BAND OF THE 1ST BATTALION QUEEN’S OWN HIGHLANDERS ENDED THE SHOW BY BEATING RETREAT.

THE SHOW MARKED THE CLOSING OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME OF 150 SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN WHICH MORE THAN 50 000 YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATED DURING THE PAST TWO .MONTHS.

PROPERTY TAXPAYERS TAKE NOTE * * * *

THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT HAS ISSUED 1980-81 DEMAND NOTES FOR TAX ON PROPERTY ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT PROPERTY TAXPAYERS, WHETHER OWNERS, AGENTS OR OCCUPIERS, WHO PAY RATES FOR LAND AND BUILDINGS ON THE ISLAND SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THEIR DEMAND NOTES BY NOW.

IF NOT, THEY SHOULD GET COPIES FROM THE TREASURY ACCOUNTS BRANCH OF THE TREASURY, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, 9TH FLOOR, ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG.

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THE AMOUNT PAYABLE, BY THE END OF THIS MONTH, ON THE DEMAND NOTE BY AN ARROWHEAD IN THE +AMOUNT DUE + BOX.

IS INDICATED OF PROPERTY TAX

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY SEEK ADVICE FROM THE PROPERTY TAX SECTION OF THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT AT WINDSOR HOUSE 17TH FLOOR, 311 GLOUCESTER ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG.

CERTIFICATES REQUIRED FOR AIR RECEIVERS

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OWNERS OF AIR RECEIVERS CONNECTED TO MOBILE AIR COMPRESSING PLANTS SHOULD REGISTER THE EQUIPMENT WITH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

UPON REGISTRATION, THE EQUIPMENT MUST BE INSPECTED BY AN APPOINTED EXAMINER AND ISSUED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS, HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT A CIRCULAR WAS ISSUED RECENTLY TO OWNERS OF AIR RECEIVERS, DRAWING THEIR ATTENTION TO THEIR LIABILITIES UNDER THE BOILERS AND PRESSURE RECEIVERS ORDINANCE.

WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS, HE EXPLAINED, ALL AIR RECEIVERS USED IN INDUSTRY FALL WITHIN ITS SCOPE.

UNDER THE ORDINANCE, AN OWNER IN RELATION TO AN AIR RECEIVER INCLUDES ALMOST ANY PERSON WHO IS IN POSSESSION OF THE EQUIPMENT.

OWNERS OF SUCH EQUIPMENT WHICH HAS NOT BEEN REGISTERED ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT’S REGISTRAR OF BOILERS AND PRESSURE RECEIVERS ON 3-688111 EXT 356.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION AND ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS WAS EXPLAINED IN A GUIDE TO THE BOILERS AND PRESSURE RECEIVERS ORDINANCE, PUBLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

COPIES OF THE GUIDE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S PRESSURE EQUIPMENT UNIT IN THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT CFF ICES.

A LIST OF APPOINTED EXAMINERS IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE CFF ICE.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1983

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STAFF WELFARE OFFICER RETIRES

* * * *

THE STAFF WELFARE OFFICER OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE, MR WANG TSENG-LU, IS RETIRING AFTER 31 YEARS SERVICE.

MR WANG JOINED THE DEPARTMENT IN AUGUST 1949 AS A CHARGEHAND. AFTER RISING THROUGH VARIOUS RANKS, HE WAS PROMOTED TO AIR-CONDITIONING INSPECTOR I IN 1965 AND HAS ASSUMED THE DUTIES OF STAFF WELFARE OFFICER SINCE THEN.

DURING HIS SERVICE, HE HAS ALSO BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE WORK OF THE E. AND M. STAFF CLUB AND THE E. AND M. CREDIT UNION.

AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE E. AND M. OFFICE TODAY, MR G.J. OSBORNE, PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER, PRESENTED MR WANG WITH A RETIREMENT GIFT ON BEHALF OF HIS COLLEAGUES.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS * * * *

THE SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NOS 12 AND 23 WILL EE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, EXCEPT THOSE WITH WRITTEN AUTHORISATION, FOR ABOUT A WEEK FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) FOR ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

ALSO FROM MONDAY, SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC ON TONKIN STREET WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT INTO LAI CHI KOK ROAD EASTBOUND.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP AT THESE PLACES TO GUIDE MOTOR I STS.

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F IR ING PRACTICE REMINDER

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FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 8-12) NEXT WEEK EETWEEN 8 AM AND 5 PM DAILY.

MEMBERS Oc THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING PRACTICE TIMES.

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

AUGUST WAS HOT AND DRY ........................................ 1

PLAN FOR CAUSEWAY AT DEEP BAY ................................. 2

ADVICE FOR UK BOUND STUDENTS .................................  5

+WEDDING BUSES+ ATTRACT CROWDS ................................ 4

RAILWAY IMPROVEMENT WORKS ..................................... 5

PRISONS RECRUITMENT CENTRE SET UP IN CDO'S .................... 6

NT NORTH DISTRICT HOLDS LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION ............ 6

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AUGUST WAS HOT AND DRY * * * *

AUGUST wAS HOTTER AND DRIER THAN USUAL, ACCORDING TO THE .MONTHLY wEATHER SUMMARY ISSUED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY TODAY.

THE MONTH’S MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 28.8 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS THE FOURTH HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR AUGUST SINCE 1884.

ITS MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 31.7 DEGREES WAS ALSO THE EIGHTH HIGHEST RECORD FOR AUGUST WHILE THE MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 26.7 DEGREES WAS THIRD.

THE TOTAL RAINFALL OF THE MONTH CAME TO 250 MM WHICH WAS 170.2 MM BELOW AVERAGE.

THE ACCUMULATED RAINFALL FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR STOOD AT 1 389.3 MM, 23 PER CENT BELOW NORMAL.

HOWEVER, THE MONTH RECORDED A TOTAL OF 229.1 HOURS OF SUNSHINE WHICH IS 23 HOURS ABOVE NORMAL.

THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE SUNNY AND HOT EXCEPT FOR SOME MORNING SHOWERS ON AUGUST 2 AND 3.

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTH CHINA BROUGHT UNSETTLED WEATHER ON THE FOLLOWING FIVE DAYS. THUNDERSTORMS WERE REPORTED ON AUGUST 5, 7 AND 9.

A TOTAL OF 199.5 MM OF RAIN WAS RECORDED AT JUBILEE RESERVOIR IN THE 24 HOURS ENDED AT 9 AM ON AUGUST 7. SERIOUS FLOODINGS IN THE TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG AREAS WERE REPORTED THAT DAY AND FLOODING wAS AGAIN REPORTED ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD IN TSUEN WAN ON AUGUST 9.

THE MONTH’S MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 25 DEGREES wAS RECORDED DURING A THUNDERSTORM ON AUGUST 7.

THE FOLLOWING WEEK WAS FINE AND HOT, WITH A FEW ISOLATED MORNING SHOWERS ON AUGUST 10, 12 AND 13. THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH, 32.9 DEGREES, WAS RECORDED ON AUGUST 17.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED DURING THE EVENING OF AUGUST 17 WHEN A TROPICAL DEPRESSION WAS CENTRED OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

STRONG EASTERLY WINDS WERE EXPERIENCED IN MANY LOCATIONS ON AUGUST 18 WHILE SHOWERS BECAME MORE FREQUENT.

WINDS ABATED EARLY ON AUGUST 19. THE WEATHER ALSO IMPROVED DURING THE DAY BUT SOME THUNDERSTORMS wERE EXPERIENCED Th^T EVENING AND THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

THERE WERE OCCASIONAL SHOWERS ON AUGUST 20 AND IN THE EARLY MORNING THE NEXT DAY. WHILE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON THE NIGHT OF AUGUST 22. HOWEVER, THE WEATHER BECAME SUNNY AND HOT AGAIN FROM AUGUST 23- TO 26.

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THUNDERSTORMS RECURRED IN THE AFTERNOON OF AUGUST 27 BUT THE WEATHER IMPROVED SOON AFTERWARDS AND THERE WERE SUNNY INTERVALS THE FOLLOWING DAY.

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM NORRIS which swept across Taiwan on august 28 brought thunderstorms on AUGUST 29 AND 30 AND HEAVY SHOWERS PERSISTED ON AUGUST 31.

NO 1 STANDBY SIGNAL WAS HOISTED ON AUGUST 16 AND NO 3 ON AUGUST 18 AS A RESULT OF THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION WHICH FORMED ABOUT 183 NAUTICAL MILES EAST OF MANILA AND PASSED ABOUT 143 NAUTICAL MILES TO THE SOUTHWEST OF HONG KONG. ALL SIGNALS WERE LOWERED IN THE EARLY MORNING OF AUGUST 19.

NO AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG DUE TO ADVERSE wEATHER DURING THE MONTH BUT THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON 13 DAYS.

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PLAN FOR CAUSEWAY AT DEEP BAY ******

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO RECLAIM ABOUT EIGHT HECTARES CF FORESHORE AND SEABED IN DEEP BAY BETWEEN TSIM BE I TSUI AND YUEN LONG STREAM FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CAUSEWAY. THE CAUSEWAY WILL CARRY A ROAD.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR CLAIMS OF PRIVATE RIGHT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS wITHIN A PERIOD OF TWO MONTHS.

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

THE PLAN SHOWING THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEABED MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THE PORT WORKS DIVISION, FIRST FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG- AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING- AND AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE YUEN LONG, YUEN LONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICE, NEW TERRITORIES.

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ADVICE FOR UK BOUND STUDENTS M M M M M

STUDENTS WISHING TO ENTER COLLEGES OF FURTHER EDUCATION AND POLYTECHNICS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM SHOULD NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM NOVEMBER 1 THIS YEAR FOR ADMISSION IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER 1981.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY APPLICATIONS COULD BE MADE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT AND ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS SHOULD REACH THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION BEFORE JUNE 30, 1981.

HE ADDED HOWEVER THAT SPECIAL ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID TO SPECIFIC APPLICATION DEADLINES REQUIRED BY CERTAIN PROFESSIONAL COURSES IN POLYTECHNICS WHICH COULD BE AS EARLY AS MARCH.

♦ LATE APPLICATIONS WILL USUALLY NOT BE CONSIDERED UNLESS THE STUDENT CAN PRODUCE EVIDENCE THAT THE COLLEGE CONCERNED IS STILL WILLING TO CONSIDER HIS APPLICATION,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FURTHERMORE, HE SAID, APPLICANTS ON +SANDWICH+ COURSES OFFERED BY POLYTECHNICS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE THE PRACTICAL TRAINING PART OF THE COURSE ARRANGED BEFORE LEAVING HONG KONG.

SANDWICH COURSES INVOLVE ATTENDING CLASSES AT THE POLYTECHNIC AND PRACTICAL TRAINING IN FACTORIES OR OTHER INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES.

+MOREOVER, STUDENTS SHOULD NOTE THAT INDUSTRIAL SPONSORSHIP IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO ARRANGE AND THEY ARE THEREFORE ADVISED TO APPLY FOR FULL-TIME COURSES RATHER THAN SANDWICH COURSES,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO PUBLIC OR INDEPENDENT (PRIVATE) SCHOOLS IN BRITAIN, EARLY APPLICATION IS ADVISABLE, PREFERABLY ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE.

SUCH APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE BY PARENTS OR GUARDIANS DIRECT TO THE SCHOOLS. THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE STUDENT ADVISER, HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON DO NOT UNDERTAKE TO PLACE BOYS AND GIRLS IN THEM.

♦HOWEVER, STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS MAY OBTAIN GENERAL INFORMATION AND ADVICE ON THESE SCHOOLS FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

WITH REGARD TO ADMISSION TO A BRITISH UNIVERSITY, APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE THROUGH THE UNIVERSITIES CENTRAL COUNCIL ON ADMISSION (UCCA) IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

/UCCX FORMS .....

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UCCA FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION FROM EARLY SEPTEMBER EACH YEAR. APPLICANTS SHOULD RETURN COMPLETED FORMS BY THEMSELVES TO THE COUNCIL BEFORE OCTOBER 15 FOR THOSE INCLUDING OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE AMONG THE UNIVERSITY ENTRIES- OR DECEMBER 15 FOR THOSE NOT INCLUDING THESE TWO UNIVERSITIES.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED STUDENTS PROCEEDING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM TO STUDY TO HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO MEET ALL EXPENSES.

♦OVERSEAS STUDENTS THERE CANNOT OBTAIN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, AND IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR STUDENTS TO WORK THEIR WAY THROUGH COLLEGE,* HE SAID.

THE COST OF LIVING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM IS HIGH, AND THE ANNUAL EXPENSES FOR A STUDENT MAY NOW RANGE FROM 4 500 POUNDS-STERLING TO 7 500 POUNDS-STERLING DEPENDING ON HIS COURSE OF STUDY.

APPLICANTS OVER THE AGE OF 18 MAY APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATION IN THE HONG KONG STUDENTS CENTRE IN LONDON AND THIS SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

STUDENTS WISHING TO APPLY FOR A PLACE IN THE CENTRE AND WHO WISH TO OBTAIN THE HELP AND ADVICE OF THE STUDENT ADVISER OR THE BRITISH COUNCIL DURING THEIR STAY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM SHOULD COMPLETE ALL FORMALITIES WITH THE DEPARTMENT AT LEAST ONE MONTH BEFORE THEIR DEPARTURE.

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THREE COUPLES IN WEDDING DRESSES TODAY RODE SEPARATELY ON THREE +WEDDING BUSES* AND MADE DAY-LONG TOURS OF HONG KONG ISLAND, KOwLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF +HAPPY MARRIAGE, HAPPY LIFE*.

DECORATED WITH BALLOONS, POSTERS AND BANNERS, THE BUSES ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF MANY HOLIDAY-MAKERS ON THE MAIN TRAFFIC ROUTES.

LARGE CROWDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED AT THE STOPOVERS TO WATCH THE +BRIDES AND BRIDEGROOMS* AS THEY ALIGHTED TO HAND OUT BOOKLETS AND LEAFLETS TO PROMOTE HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE.

THE +WEDDING TOURS* WERE PART OF THE TERRITORY-WIDE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO FOSTER A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TOWARDS MARRIAGE.

WITH ITS THEME ON +MARITAL RELATIONSHIP*, THE CAMPAIGN AIMS TC REMOVE MARITAL CONFLICTS TO FORESTALL FAMILY BREAKDOWNS AND TO IMPART KNOWLEDGE ON PREPARATION FOR, ADJUSTMENT IN, AND ENR ICHM.ENT OF MARRIAGE.

THE BUSES, CONVERTED FROM CITY BUSES, STARTED ON THEIR uOURNEYS ALMOST AT THE SAME TIME IN THE MORNING ON BOTH SIDES OF Tr.E nARBOuR.

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AT EACH STOPOVER, THEY WERE PARKED FOR BRIEF PERIODS FOR THE +BRIDES AND BRIDEGROOMS* TO MIX WITH THE CROWDS. BANDS PLAYED AND PARADED TO THE DELIGHT OF ON-LOOKERS.

SLOGANS WERE BROADCAST TO BRING HOME THE MESSAGES OF +GOOD PRE-MARITAL PREPARATION IS THE SEED OF HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE*, +HAPPY MARRIED COUPLE RESPECT, CARE AND ARE CONSIDERATE TO EACH OTHER*, AND *LOVE, RESPECT AND MUTUAL SUPPORT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR HAPPY MARRIAGE*.

MEANWHILE, THE SECOND SPECIAL TELEVISION SHOW TO PROMOTE HARMONIOUS MARITAL RELATIONSHIP WILL BE SCREENED ON RTV 1 ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) AT 9.30 PM.

IT IS ONE OF A SERIES OF 13 WEEKLY TV SHOWS, +FAMILY QUIZ*, JOINTLY PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AS ANOTHER CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME.

THE HALF-HOUR SHOWS ARE BOTH EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING, FEATURING QUIZ AND COMPETITIVE GAMES WHICH TEST THE CLOSE COOPERATION AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING OF PARTICIPATING FAMILY MEMBERS.

THEY ARE BEING SCREENED ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS ON RTV 1.

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RAILWAY IMPROVEMENT WORKS

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THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR DOUBLE TRACKING THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY AND ASSOCIATED WORKS FROM SHEUNG SHU I TO LO WU STATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE PROJECT WOULD PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE KCR MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME.

IT CONSISTS OF A WIDENED EMBANKMENT AND A SECOND TRACK OF ABOUT THREE KILOMETRES LONG, AND THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THREE EXISTING BRIDGES.

ON COMPLETION, HE SAID, THERE WILL BE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BOTH PASSENGER AND FREIGHT CARRYING CAPACITY TO MEET THE NEw REQUIREMENTS OF THE RAILWAY.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FENCE ALONG EACH SIDE OF THE TRACKS. THIS WILL ENSURE THE SAFE OPERATION OF THE ELECTRIFIED TRAIN SERVICE AND SAFEGUARD THE PUBLIC IN VIEW OF INCREASED TRAIN SPEED AND FREQUENCY.

*ORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED BY MID-1982.

THE PROJECT HAS BEEK DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION wILL EE SUPERVISED BY THE P*D RAILWAY DIVISION ON BEHALF OF THE KCR.


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PRISONS RECRUITMENT CENTRE SET UP IN CDO’S ******

THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT IS BEGINNING A NEW RECRUITMENT DRIVE TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO JOIN THE SERVICE.

FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY), A MOBILE RECRUITMENT CENTRE WITH PRISON OFFICERS ON HAND TO ANSWER QUERIES, WILL BE SET UP IN ROTATION AT CITY DISTRICT OFFICES ON WEEKDAYS DURING OFFICE HOURS.

THE MOBILE CENTRE WILL BE AT THE CDO AT i

* WAN CHAI (TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD) ON SEPTEMBER 8, 9 AND 10,

* EASTERN (884-886 KING’S ROAD) ON SEPTEMBER 11, 12 AND 15,

* MONG KOK (157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, TUNG PING BUILDING) ON SEPTEMBER 16, 17 AND 18,

* SHAM SHU I PO (299-303 LAI CHI KOK ROAD) ON SEPTEMBER 19, 22 AND 23,

* WONG TAI SIN (SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 4TH FLOOR, NORTH WING, KING FUK STREET) ON SEPTEMBER 26, 29 AND 30, AND

* KWUN TONG (KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET) ON OCTOBER 1, 2 AND 3.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN A MEANINGFUL CAREER WITH THE PRISON SERVICE IS WELCOME TO CALL AT ANY OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES FOR MORE INFORMATION. THEY CAN ALSO TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT’S RECRUITING OFFICE ON 5-938455 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.


NT NORTH DISTRICT HOLDS LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION

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NORTH DISTRICT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION IS HOLDING A LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION AS PART OF ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS.

THERE WILL BE NO RESTRICTIONS ON SIZE, COLOUR OR MATERIAL USED.

+THE LANTERNS CAN BE AS IMAGINATIVE AS POSSIBLE. BEAUTY WILL BE THE MAIN CONSIDERATION,* A NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE COMPETITION CONSISTS OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL DIVISIONS CONFINED TO LOCAL STUDENTS AND AN OPEN DIVISIO WHICH ANYONE CAN ENTER.

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THE WINNER OF THE OPEN DIVISION WILL BE AWARDED $1 009, WINNERS OF THE OTHER DIVISIONS WILL EACH RECEIVE S100. THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 30 PRIZES.

WHILE

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO SHEUNG SHU I SOCIAL CENTRE, FANLING ROTARY YOUTH CENTRE, OR SHEUNG SHU I, FANLING, SHA TAU KOK AND TA KWU LING RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICES BY SEPTEMBER 15.

PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED AT A VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 22 - THE EVE OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL - AT SHEK WU HUI PLAYGROUND, WHERE ALL ENTRIES WILL BE PUT ON DISPLAY.

THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, ORGANISED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT OFFICE, RURAL COMMITTEES AND CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS, WILL LAST A MONTH.

BESIDES THE LANTERN COMPETITION. THE CELEBRATIONS WILL INCLUDE A CHINESE COUPLET WRITING COMPETITION, A QUIZ CONTEST, A SOCCER TOURNAMENT, A LANTERN PARADE AND VARIETY SHOWS.

NORTH DISTRICT, COVERING THE TOWNS OF SHA TAU KOK, SHEUNG SHU I, SHEK WU HUI AND FANLING AND A LARGE PART OF THE BORDER AREA, WAS FORMERLY WITHIN TAI PO DISTRICT. IT BECAME A SEPARATE DISTRICT LAST OCTOBER AS DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES EXTENDED RAPIDLY TO THE NORTH AREA.


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WATER SUPPLY TO AN AREA OF YAU MA TEI WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) TO 7 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY CHI WO STREET, CHEONG LOK STREET, MAU LAM STREET AND NATHAN ROAD.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE N(

AUSTRALASIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS MEET IN HONG KONG .............. 1

ANALYSIS OF RE-EXPORT TRADE IN JANUARY TO JUNE................ 1

HK REPRESENTATIVE LEFT FOR AIR TALKS IN OTTAWA ............... 4

HONG KONG/NORWAY TEXTILE CONSULTATIONS START TOMORROW ........ 5

ANOTHER SURVEY ON THE LABOUR FORCE ........................... 5

MORE LAND FOR DEVELOPMENT IN YUEN LONG ....................... 6

IMPROVED ACCESS TO EAST TSIM SHA TSUI ........................ 6

EDUCATION ON ROAD SAFETY ..................................... 7

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 198D

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AUSTRALASIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS MEET IN HONG KONG

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DELEGATES TO THE FIFTH AUSTRALASIAN AND PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY SEMINAR BEGAN A TWO-DAY VISIT TO HONG KONG TODAY AT THE END OF THEIR REGIONAL CONFERENCE WHICH BEGAN IN CANBERRA LAST MONTH.

THE SEMINAR, ATTENDED BY 28 DELEGATES FROM COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES IN THE ASIAN, AUSTRALIAN AND THE PACIFIC REGION, OPENED IN CANBERRA ON AUGUST 25 AND HAS INCLUDED SESSIONS IN SINGAPORE, KUALA LUMPUR AND PENANG.

THE SEMINAR BEGAN ITS CLOSING SESSION IN HONG KONG THIS MORNING WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS ON HONG KONG’S SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT EY THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENIS BRAY, IN ThE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER.

THE PARLIAMENTARIANS LATER VISITED SHA TIN NEW TOWN, AND TOURED TAI PC INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AND PLOVER COVE COUNTRY PARK IN THE AFTERNOON.

THIS EVENING THEY WILL ATTEND AN OFFICIAL RECEPTION BY THE GOVERNOR AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE.

THEIR VISIT TO SHA TIN BEGAN WITH A BRIEFING BY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, ON NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENTS.

THEY WERE THEN DRIVEN THROUGH wO CHE AND LEK YUEN ESTATES TO SUI wO COURT, A MAJOR HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME PROJECT, WHERE THEY WERE MET BY SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICER, DR PATRICK HASE, AND SHA TIN PROJECT MANAGER, MR KENNETH KWOK.

FROM A VANTAGE POINT AT SUI wO COURT, THE PARTY WERE GIVEN FURTHER DETAILS OF PLANS TO DEVELOP SHA TIN INTO A ’GARDEN CITY' OF THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION PEOPLE BY THE END OF THE DECADE.

ALL THE MAJOR PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT WERE POINTED OUT TO THEM BEFORE THEY LEFT THE NEW TOWN FOR LUNCH AT ISLAND HOUSE, MR AKERS-JONES’S HOME.

ANALYSIS OF RE-EXPORT * *

TRADE IN JANUARY TO JUNE M M M M

THE RE-EXPORT TRADE OF HONG KONG SHOWED A REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, WITH AN INCREASE OF 44 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING ®£RIOD IN 1979.

A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR THE HALF YEAR WAS RELEASED TODAY EY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

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RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET

THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE CHANGES IN HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS TO THE FIVE MAJOR MARKETS :

JAN - JUNE 80 (HK3 M.) JAN - JUNE 79 (HK$ M.) INCREASE/ DECREASE (HK$ M.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

CHINA 1 662 444 + 1 218 + 274

USA 1 259 914 * 345 + 38

INDONESIA 1 226 760 + 466 ♦ 61

TAIWAN 1 203 864 + 339 + 39

JAPAN 1 095 1 379 284 - 21

REMARKABLE INCREASES WERE OBSERVED IN RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA (BY $1 218 MILLION OR 2.7 TIMES), WHICH NOW BECOMES THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS. THE COMMODITIES WITH SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE TEXTILE YARN (BY $229 MILLION OR 7.8 TIMES), PLYWOOD CONSISTING SOLELY OF SHEETS OF WOOD (BY 587 MILLION OR 20.0 TIMES), WOVEN FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRE BY 584 MILLION OR 11.1 TIMES), CRUDE VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $78 MILLION OR 2.4 TIMES), AND TELEVISION RECEIVERS (BY S61 MILLION OR 1.8 TIMES).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. WERE REGISTERED IN WOMEN'S, GIRLS’ AND INFANTS’ OUTER GARMENTS OF TEXTILE FABRICS (OTHER THAN KNITTED OR CROCHETED GOODS) (BY $40 MILLION OR 146 PER CENT), THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $36 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT), PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY S20 MILLION OR 8 PER CENT), AND EXPLOSIVES AND PYROTECHNIC PRODUCTS (BY $16 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO INDONESIA SHOWED INCREASES FOR MOTORCYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND OTHER CYCLES (BY 3164 MILLION OR 328 PER CENT), TEXTILE AND LEATHER MACHINERY AND PARTS THEREOF (BY $26 MILLION OR 96 PER CENT), POLYMERIZATION AND COPOLYMERIZATION PRODUCTS (BY $23 MILLION OR 120 PER CENT), AND TEXTILE YARN (BY 518 MILLION OR 67 PER CENT).

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS

TO TAIwAN OF THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $155 MILLION OR 126 °ER CENT), CRUDE VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $36 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT), AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $21 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT).

IN CONTRAST, RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN DROPPED (BY $284 MILLION

CR 21 PER CENT). NOTABLE DECREASES WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN TEXTILES (BY $165 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT), FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS, AND PREPARATION THEREOF (BY $63 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT), AND PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $26 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT).

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RE-EXPORTS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

RE-EXPORTS BY COUNTRY OF

ORIGIN ARE SHOWN AS FOLLOWS

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JAN - JUNE 80 (HK$ M.) JAN - JUNE 79 (HK$ M.) INCREASE (HKS M.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

CHINA 3 638 2 578 + 1 060 + 41

JAPAN 2 467 1 513 + 954 + 63

USA 1 521 1 089 432 + 40

TAIWAN 772 374 + 398 * 106

SWITZERLAND 420 301 + 119 + 40

CHINA MAINTAINED ITS POSITION AS THE LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS. INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN WERE NOTED FOR NON-TEXTILE CLOTHING (BY $90 MILLION OR 195 PER CENT), UNDER GARMENTS OF TEXTILE FABRICS (BY $53 MILLION OR 105 PER CENT), CRUDE VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $48 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT), AND TEXTILE MADE-UP ARTICLES (BY $48 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

MOST RE-EXPORT COMMODITIES OF JAPAN ORIGIN SHOWED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY 8194 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT), MOTORCYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND OTHER CYCLES (BY $153 MILLION OR 330 PER CENT), MOTOR VEHICLES FOR THE TRANSPORT OF GOODS OR MATERIALS AND SPECIAL PURPOSE MOTOR VEHICLES (BY $41 MILLION OR 139 PER CENT), AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF (BY $38 MILLION OR 163 PER CENT).

OVERSEAS PURCHASES OF U.S. PRODUCTS THROUGH HONG KONG REMAINED ACTIVE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS OF THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND °HOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $139 MILLION OR 103 PER CENT), AIRCRAFT AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT AND PARTS THEREOF (BY $34 MILLION OR 232 PER CENT), AS WELL AS PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR OFFICE AND DATA PROCESSING MACHINES (BY $28 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF TAIWAN ORIGIN WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILE YARN (INCREASED BY $106 MILLION OR 180 PER CENT), WOVEN FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES (INCREASED BY $53 MILLION OR 113 PER CENT), AS WELL AS PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (INCREASED BY $21 MILLION OP PO PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS OF SWISS ORIGIN ALSO SHOWED SIGNIFICANT GROWTH, PARTICULARLY FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $110 MILL ION OR 111 PER CENT).

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RE-EXPORTS BY ORIGIN AND DESTINATION

wHEN ANALYSED BY ORIGIN AND THEN BY DESTINATION, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN TO THE U.S. (BY $289 MILLION OR 93 PER CENT), INDONESIA (BY $183 MILLION CR 61 PER CENT), THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $84 MILLION OR 132 PER CENT) AND NIGERIA (BY $181 MILLION OR 124 PER CENT). INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF JAPAN ORIGIN wERE MAINLY TO INDONESIA (BY $258 MILLION OR 79 PER CENT), CHINA (BY S191 MILLION OR 134 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (BY $111 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT). SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES wERE ALSO NOTED IN RE-EXPORTS OF U.S. ORIGIN TO TAIWAN (BY 3169 MILLION OR 123 PER CENT) AND CHINA (BY $106 MILLION CR 225 PER CENT).

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HK REPRESENTATIVE LEFT FOR AIR TALKS IN OTTAWA * * * *

THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, MR NORMAN LATHAM, LEFT HONG KONG TODAY TO REPRESENT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AT AIR SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS TO BE HELD IN OTTAWA BETWEEN UK AND CANADIAN AERONAUTICAL AUTHORITIES. THIS WILL BE THE FINAL ROUND IN A SERIES OF TALKS WHICH BEGAN IN APRIL 1978.

A PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THESE DISCUSSIONS HAS BEEN TO SECURE TRAFFIC RIGHTS TO ENABLE A UK DESIGNATED AIRLINE TO OPERATE A COMPETITIVE SERVICE TO CANADIAN PACIFIC AIRLINES ON THE TRANS-PACIF IC ROUTE BETWEEN HONG KONG AND VANCOUVER. CANADIAN PACIFIC HAVE ENJOYED SOLE RIGHTS ON THE ROUTE SINCE 1949 AND CURRENTLY OPERATE THREE TIMES WEEKLY B747 SERVICE VIA TOKYO.

CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS AND LAKER AIRWAYS HAVE BOTH MADE APPLICATIONS TO THE HONG KONG AIR TRANSPORT LICENSING AUTHORITY (ATLA) FOR A LICENCE TO OPERATE TRANS-PACIF IC SERVICES CALLING AT VANCOUVER AS WELL AS U.S. POINTS. THE ATLA HAS YET TO SET A DATE TO CONSIDER THESE APPLICATIONS.

LAKER AIRWAYS, BUT NOT CPA, WOULD ALSO NEED A LICENCE FROM THE UK CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY TO FLY FROM HONG KONG TO VANCOUVER.

ON A ROUTE BECOMING AVAILABLE FROM THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT, IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR THE ATLA TO EXERCISE THEIR DISCRETION TO GRANT OR TO REFUSE A LICENCE TO THE APPLICANTS AND FOR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO DESIGNATE THE AIRLINE OR AIRLINES TO WHOM A LICENCE IS SO GRANTED.


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HONG KONG/NORWAY TEXTILE CONSULTATIONS START TOMORROW * X X X

CONSULTATIONS WILL START TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT WITH A NORWEGIAN DELEGATION ON ARRANGEMENTS TO REPLACE NORWAY’S EXISTING IMPORT RESTRICTIONS IN RESPECT OF CERTAIN TEXTILE PRODUCTS.

THESE CONSULTATIONS FOLLOW A DECISION BY THE GATT COUNCIL IN JUNt THAT NORWAY’S RESTRICTIONS UNDER ARTICLE XIX WERE INCONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE GATT. THE COUNCIL MADE A STRONG APPEAL TO BOTH PARTIES TO INTENSIFY THEIR EFFORTS TO REACh A MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE AGREEMENT.

THE SEVEN-MEMBER NORWEGIAN DELEGATION IS HEADED BY MR ARNE lANGELAND, DIRECTOR GENERAL, MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND SHIPPING. HONG KONG’S DELEGATION WILL BE LED BY THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF TRADE, MR K.Y. YEUNG.

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ANOTHER SURVEY ON THE LABOUR FORCE X X X X X X

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT A LABOUR FORCE SURVEY IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THIS MONTH. IT WILL BE ONE OF A SERIES OF SIX-MONTHLY LABOUR FORCE SURVEYS AIMED AT COLLECTING CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS CF THE POPULATION.

THE SEPTEMBER SURVEY WILL BE TAKEN ON A SAMPLE BASIS COVERING ABOUT 15 000 HOUSEHOLDS THROUGHOUT ALL DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG.

BEFORE THE FIELD ENUMERATION BEGINS, AN OFFICIAL LETTER, IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH, WILL BE SENT TO THE SAMPLED HOUSEHOLDS EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY AND SEEKING THEIR CO-OPERATION.

ENUMERATORS, WHO WILL IDENTIFY THEMSELVES WITH OFFICIAL IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT, WILL VISIT THESE HOUSEHOLDS ON A DAY BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 15 AND 30.

QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED INCLUDE AGE, SEX, AND EDUCATION ATTAINMENT OF INDIVIDUALS- TENURE AND RENT OF HOUSEHOLDS-ACTIVITY STATUS, OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY, EARNINGS, AND HOUR OF WORK OF THOSE WORKING- AND FOR THOSE UNEMPLOYED, DURATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT, REASON OF NOT SEEKING JOB, AND WHETHER THEY HAVE APPLIED FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

INFORMATION WILL ALSO BE SOUGHT ON THE EXPENDITURE OF LOCAL RESIDENTS ON FOREIGN TRAVEL AND ON PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE EXISTENCE OF SOME GOVERNMENT FACILITIES.

ALL INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE TREATED AS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE REVEALED TO ANY PERSON OR ORGANIZATION OUTSIDE THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1<»8;

MORE LAND FOR DEVELOPMENT IN YUEN LONG

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ABOUT 20 HECTARES OF LAND WILL BE FORMED IN THE SOUTHEASTERN PART OF YUEN LONG NEW TOWN FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTE AND COMMUNITY USES AND OPEN SPACES.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SITE FORMATION AND ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS.

THE PROJECT FORMS PART OF THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE PWD’S NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE CONTRACT TO BE LET WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, DRAINS AND SEWERS IN THE AREA.

IT a ILL START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 30 MONTHS.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE CONSULTING ENGINEERS, BINNIE AND PARTNERS (HONG KONG), FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

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wORK WILL START IN NOVEMBER ON ROADS AND DRAINS IN EAST TSIM SHA TSUI TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS TAKING PLACE THERE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE PROJECT WOULD INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TOTAL OF 1 000 METRES OF CARRIAGEWAY OF ABOUT 10.3 METRES WIDE.

TnIS WILL MAINLY INVOLVE THE EXTENSION OF HING CHEUNG ROAD AND CHING YEE ROAD AND THE CONSTRUCTION CF MING KWONG ROAD TC JOIN HING CHEUNG ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD.

A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY WILL ALSO BE BUILT ACROSS CHING YEE ROAD EXTENSION NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH CHATHAM ROAD.

wORK ON THE PROJECT, TENDERS FOR WHICH ARE BEING INVITED, wILL TAKE ABOUT 15 MONTHS.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION wILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE HIGHWAYS (KOWLOON) D VISION F THE ?wD’S HIGHWAYS OFF ICE.

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EDUCATION ON ROAD SAFETY * * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS REQUESTED HEADS OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO DRAw THE ATTENTION OF THEIR STAFF, ESPECIALLY >OSE TEACHING ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND SOCIAL STUDIES, TO EDUCATE THEIR STUDENTS ON ROAD SAFETY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT STUDENTS should be encouraged to queue up in an orderly manner at bus stops an: to observe the code for crossing the road.

♦furthermore, they should not board STEP CUT ONTO THE ROAD WHILE WAITING FOR

OVERCROWDED buses and not BUSES,* HE SAID.

the road safety association EFFORTS TO PROMOTE PROPER USE OF

HAS ALSO ASKED FOR SUPPORT FOR ITS THE ROADS.

♦IT *OULD EE APPRECIATED IF SCHOOL HEADS AND TEACHERS WOULD GIVE THIS VERY NECESSARY SUPPORT TO THE ASSOCIATION,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

IDENTITY CARD CHECK AREAS EXTENDED ........................ 1

ROYAL COLLEGE OF DEFENCE STUDIES GROUP VISIT SHA TIN ...... J

TAX EXEMPTION CW INTEREST EARNED .......................... 4

METRICATION CAMPAIGN FINDS STUDENT SUPPORTERS ............. 4

PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE INVITED ........... 5

PROPERTY ENQUIRIES FEE RAISED ............................. 6

WATER RECREATION FOR CAS MEMBERS .......................... 6

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1980

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IDENTITY CARD CHECK AREAS EXTENDED ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT, IN VIEW OF THE CONTINUING HIGH LEVEL OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, AN ORDER HAD BEEN MADE EXTENDING THE MANDATORY CARRYING OF IDENTITY CARDS TO COVER THE WHOLE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AND OUTLYING ISLANDS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF NEW KOWLOON, TSUEN WAN TOWN, KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl ISLAND.

THE EXTENSION WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE NEXT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15.

THE ORDER, UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULATIONS, ALSO EXCLUDES HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON, AP LEI CHAU, MIDDLE ISLAND AND STONECUTTERS ISLAND.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID RESIDENTS OF THE AREAS, AND THOSE WHO GO THERE, WHO FOR ANY REASON DID NOT HAVE IDENTITY CARDS MUST APPLY FOR THEM AT REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICES.

ANYONE WHO HAS LOST HIS CARD, OR HAD IT STOLEN, SHOULD IMMEDIATELY TAKE STEPS TO APPLY FOR A REPLACEMENT.

WHEN A NEW CARD OR A REPLACEMENT HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR, THE APPLICANT SHOULD CARRY WITH HIM THE OFFICIAL RECEIPT OF HIS APPLICATION.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT PERSONS WHO ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HOLD IDENTITY CARDS - ESPECIALLY VISITORS TO HONG KONG - SHOULD CARRY SOME OTHER PROOF OF IDENTITY WHEN VISITING THE AREAS AFFECTED BY THE ORDER.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THE REASONS FOR EXTENDING THE AREAS WHERE THE CARRIAGE OF IDENTITY CARDS WAS REQUIRED WERE TO ASSIST THE SECURITY FORCES IN TRYING TO DETECT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS EN ROUTE TO THE URBAN AREA, AND TO LESSEN INCONVENIENCE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC BY SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS WHEN THEY ARE STOPPED FOR AN IDENTITY CHECK.

OVER THE LAST 14 MONTHS SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS WERE INTRODUCED FOR THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA, PING CHAU IN MIRS BAY, THE MAI PO BIRD SANCTUARY AND THE SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARKS AND ADJACENT VILLAGE AREAS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID I *THE INTRODUCTION OF THESE REQUIREMENTS HAS BEEN OF MARKED BENEFIT TO THE SECURITY FORCES IN IDENTIFYING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. BY EXTENDING THE AREAS COVERED TO INCLUDE MOST OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AND OUTLYING ISLANDS WE HOPE TO REAP EVEN MORE BENEFICIAL RESULTS.*

HE EXPLAINED THAT PEOPLE LIVING IN OR VISITING THE AREAS AFFECTED COULD HAVE THEIR IDENTITIES VERIFIED FROM THEIR IDENTITY CARDS IMMEDIATELY WHEN THEY WERE STOPPED.

♦THIS MEANS INCONVENIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERABLY REDUCED AND THE SECURITY FORCES WILL BE ABLE TO CONCENTRATE THEIR ENQUIRIES ON THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES SATISFACTORILY, ♦ HE SAID.

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE LEVEL OF ARRESTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS REACHED A PEAK IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR WITH A FIGURE OF 15 OOO. FOR THE WHOLE YEAR THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS WAS NEARLY 90 000.

ALTHOUGH THE FIGURES THEN DROPPED, THEY ROSE SHARPLY AGAIN IN RECENT MONTHS, AND SO FAR THIS YEAR THE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ARRESTED STANDS AT MORE THAN 56 000.

♦IT IS ESTIMATED THAT DURING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WOULD HAVE ADDED ANOTHER 50 000 TO HONG KONG’S POPULATION. THE ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S SOCIAL PROGRAMMES HAS BEEN VERY CONSIDERABLE,♦ HE SAID.

THE MAJORITY OF THESE EVADERS HAVE BEEN REACHING THE URBAN AREA BY WAY OF RURAL AREAS STRETCHING IN AN ARC BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK IN THE WEST AND SAI KUNG IN THE EAST.

THE REMAINDER COME MAINLY BY BOAT AND LAND IN OTHER PARTS OF THE TERRITORY, INCLUDING THE OUTLYING ISLANDS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID IT WAS, THEREFORE, IMPORTANT FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO SHOULD HAVE IDENTITY CARDS TO CARRY THEM WHEN VISITING THE AREAS AFFECTED.

♦IF ANYONE WHO SHOULD BUT DOES NOT HAVE AN ID CARD.+ HE SAID, +THEN HE MUST GO TO A REGISTRATION OF PERSONS (ROP) OFFICE AND APPLY TO GET ONE, TAKING ALONG TWO PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HIMSELF.+

PERSONS WHO HAVE LOST THEIR IDENTITY CARDS SHOULD APPLY FOR REPLACEMENT CARDS AT ANY OF THE THREE MAIN ROP OFFICES IN THE CAUSEWAY BAY MAGISTRACY BUILDING ON HONG KONG ISLAND, THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING IN KOWLOON, OR THE FAR EAST BANK BUILDING IN TSUEN WAN.

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR ADDITIONAL STAFF IN ROP OFFICES TO BE ON DUTY TO HANDLE APPLICATIONS.

THOSE PERSONS FOUND NOT CARRYING IDENTITY CARDS AFTER THE ORDER COMES INTO EFFECT WILL BE LIABLE TO A FINE OF UP TO $3 000 OR IMPRISONMENT FOR ONE YEAR.

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ROYAL COLLEGE OF DEFENCE STUDIES GROUP VISIT SHA TIN * * * *

A 12-MEMBER GROUP FROM THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF DEFENCE STUDIES IN BRITAIN, WHICH IS ON A ONE-WEEK VISIT TO HONG KONG AS PART OF A FAR EAST TOUR, TODAY VISITED AN ANCESTRAL HALL IN TAI WAI AND THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY IN SHA TIN.

THE PARTY, WHICH CONSISTS OF SENIOR MILITARY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICERS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA, BRAZIL, NORWAY, THE UNITED STATES AND INDIA, ARRIVED IN HONG KONG LAST FRIDAY.

THEY BEGAN TODAY’S TOUR WITH A VISIT TO NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS FOR A BRIEFING BY DEPUTY NEW TERRITORIES SECRETARY, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, FOLLOWING WHICH THEY TRAVELLED TO SHA TIN NEW TOWN WHERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER. DR PATRICK HASE, BRIEFED THEM ON PLANS TO DEVELOP THE DISTRICT INTO A SELF-CONTAINED COMMUNITY OF 750 000 PEOPLE BY THE END OF THE DECADE.

THE PARTY WAS THEN TAKEN TO TAI WAI VILLAGE AND THE WAI KIN FUK ANCESTRAL HALL WHERE THEY WERE GREETED BY THE SHA TIN RURAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR WAI HON-LEUNG.

MR WAI, WHO IS ALSO A SHA TIN DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD h€MBER, TOLD THE VISITING GROUP THAT THE ANCESTRAL HALL WAS BUILT IN THE MING DYNASTY MORE THAN 300 YEARS AGO AND WAS RENOVATED EARLIER THIS YEAR.

HE SPOKE OF COMMUNITY BUILDING WORK IN THE NEW TOWN AND ALSO SHOWED THE GROUP SOME 500-YEAR-OLD POTTERY. THE PARTY LEADER, AIR VICE-MARSHAL MIKE ARMITAGE, TOLD MR WAIt +THIS WILL BE A HIGHLIGHT OF OUR VISIT TO HONG KONG.*

THE VISITORS WERE THEN DRIVEN THROUGH SHA TIN’S HOUSING ESTATES AND INDUSTRIAL AREA, DURING WHICH DR HASE EXPLAINED TO THEM THE LARGE NUMBER OF PROJECTS CONNECTED WITH THE NEW TOWN PROGRAMME.

AFTER A SHORT TOUR OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY THEY WENT TO ISLAND HOUSE, HOME OF THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, FOR A BRIEFING ON TAI PO NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICHOLAS NG, THE PROJECT MANAGER, MR JEFF THOMAS, AND THE COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION, MR P.K. WONG.

AFTER LUNCH THEY VISITED A FACTORY IN SAN PO KONG AND THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT.

THE GROUP WILL VISIT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, HM3 TAMAR AND THE BORDER AREA WHILE THEY ARE IN HONG KONG.

THEY LEAVE HONG KONG ON THURSDAY FOR KOREA, JAPAN AND MALAYSIA.

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TAX EXEMPTION ON INTEREST EARNED ft ft ft ft ft

INTEREST PAYABLE BY LICENSED BANKS, BY CERTAIN PUBLIC UTILITIES AND BY THE GOVERNMENT AT RATES OF UP TO 5-1/2 PER CENT PER ANNUM WILL BE EXEMPT FROM INTEREST TAX FROM TODAY, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED.

THIS REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF 1/2 PER CENT IN THE EXEMPTION LIMIT, AND FOLLOWS THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE EXCHANGE BANKS’ ASSOCIATION ON SATURDAY THAT THE RATE OF INTEREST PAYABLE ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS WOULD BE INCREASED TO 5-1/2 PER CENT WITH EFFECT FROM TODAY.

A NOTICE SIGNED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY UNDER SECTION 28(1) OF THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINANCE IS PUBLISHED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

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THE METRICATION COMMITTEE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND MOBIL OIL HONG KONG LIMITED WILL JOIN HANDS IN THE COMING MONTHS TO PROMOTE METRIC AWARENESS AMONG STUDENTS.

THE PLAN WAS DISCLOSED BY PROFESSOR S.Y. KING. CHAIRMAN OF THE METRICATION COMMITTEE IN A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY.

A 30-MINUTE TELEVISION PROGRAMME AIMED AT ENCOURAGING THE PUBLIC TO ADOPT METRIC UNITS WAS SCREENED IN JULY THIS YEAR AND WAS RECORDED BY MOST SCHOOLS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

♦OWING TO THE FAVOURABLE RESPONSE TO THIS PROGRAMME, WE PLAN TO ORGANISE A METRIC QUIZ FOR ALL FORM 4 AND 5 PUPILS AS A MEANS OF PROMOTING METRIC AWARENESS,♦ SAID PROF KING.

♦THE REASON FOR FORM 4 AND 5 STUDENTS TO BE SELECTED FOR THIS QUIZ IS THAT MOST OF THEM WILL BE SERVING THE SOCIETY IN A FEW YEARS’ TIME AND IT IS APPROPRIATE TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO USE THE METRIC UNITS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR SOCIETY,♦ HE ADDED.

THE ♦METRIC QUIZ* TO BE CONDUCTED ON NOVEMBER 27 BY THE METRICATION COMMITTEE AND THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS SPONSORED BY THE MOBIL OIL HONG KONG LIMITED. MORE THAN 200 000 STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART. MOBIL IS THE FIRST PRIVATE COMPANY IN THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR TO SPONSOR THE COMMITTEE’S PROMOTION EFFORTS.

THE QUIZ WILL CONSIST OF 20 MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS ON SUBJECTS RELATED TO THE DAILY LIFE OR STUDIES OF THE STUDENTS AND THOSE WHO SCORE SATISFACTORY RESULTS WILL BE AWARDED A SLIDE RULE WITH METRIC CONVERSIONS. THESE PRIZES, 20 000 IN ALL, ARE DONATED BY THE MOBIL OIL HONG KONG LIMITED AS A GESTURE OF SUPPORT TO THE METRICATION CAMPAIGN.

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A SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS WILL BE HELD PRIOR TO THE QUIZ TO SUPPLY THEM WITH BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON METRICATION IN HONG KONG AND THE WAYS AND MEANS TO IMPRESS STUDENTS WITH METRIC IDENTITIES.

REPORTING ON THE PROGRESS ON METRICATION, PROF KING POINTED OUT THAT A MARKET RESEARCH ON METRICATION HAD BEEN CONDUCTED RECENTLY AND THE RESULT SHOWS THAT PEOPLE IN HONG KONG ARE HIGHLY RECEPTIVE TO CHANGES AND THEY ARE NOT LIKELY TO COME ACROSS SERIOUS PROBLEMS IN ADAPTING TO METRIC UNITS.

NEVERTHELESS, TO REDUCE PEOPLE’S WORRIES ON METRIC CHANGE, PLANS ARE NOW IN HAND TO PRODUCE PAMPHLETS AND INFORMATION SHEETS FOR THE REFERENCE OF VARIOUS TRADE SECTORS.

AT A CEREMONY FOLLOWING THE PRESS CONFERENCE, MR J.L. SOONG, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF MOBIL OIL HONG KONG LIMITED PRESENTED A FACSIMILE SLIDE RULE AND A CHEQUE TO PROF KING.

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PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE INVITED ******

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS URGED SCHOOL HEADS TO INFORM THEIR PUPILS OF THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO JOIN THE SCHEME.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT PUPILS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND THOSE IN FORMS/MIDDLE l-lll MAY PARTICIPATE.

♦THE FEE IS 15 FOR TWELVE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF ENTRY. THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE BOARD WILL PAY EACH DOCTOR 135 A YEAR FOR EVERY PUPIL ALLOCATED TO HIM,* HE SAID.

THE PURPOSE OF THE SCHEME IS TO PROVIDE SUBSIDIZED AND ECONOMICAL MEDICAL TREATMENT TO ALL PUPILS WHO WISH TO HAVE IT. IT ALSO SERVES THEIR SPECIAL NEEDS BY ALLOWING FOR THE EARLY DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF DEFECTS AND CONTINUED MEDICAL SUPERVISION.

♦FAILURE TO INFORM PUPILS OF THE SERVICE PREVENTS THEM AND THEIR PARENTS FROM MAKING A FREE, PERSONAL CHOICE AS TO WHETHER TO PARTICIPATE OR NOT.+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HEADS OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS NEED ONLY TO CHOOSE A DOCTOR FROM A LIST SUPPLIED ON REQUEST BY THE BOARD, PROVIDE PARTICIPATION CARDS TO PUPILS ON THE DAY THEY JOIN, AND PAY ONCE A MONTH ALL $5 FEES COLLECTED BY THE SCHOOL DURING THE PREVIOUS MONTH TO THE BOARD.

♦A PARTICIPATION CARD ENTITLES A PUPIL TO VSIT THE DOCTOR AS MANY TIMES AS HE WISHES DURING THE ENSUING TWELVE MONTHS.

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♦THE BOARD WILL BE HAPPY TO SUPPLY A LIST OF DOCTORS ON REQUEST,+ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

AFTER THE DOCTOR HAS BEEN CHOSEN, THE BOARD WILL FORWARD PARTICIPATION CARDS AND EXPLANATORY PAMPHLETS TO THE SCHOOL.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SCHOOL HEADS CAN CONTACT THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE BOARD AT TEL 5-764765.

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PROPERTY ENQUIRIES FEE RAISED * * * *

THE FEE CHARGED FOR ENQUIRIES ON OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS OF RATES, PROPERTY TAX AND CROWN RENT w ILL EE INCREASED FROM ©15 TO ©25 FROM '■'ONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

SUCH ENQUIRIES ARE USUALLY MADE IN A TRANSFER OF PROPERTY.

A TREASURY SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE REVISION *AS INTRODUCED IN THE LIGHT OF RIS ING^COSTS.

HE ALSO NOTED THAT THE NEW' FEE WOULD BE CHARGED PER TYPE OF ACCOUNT. AN ENQUIRY ON OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS OF BOTH RATES AND PROPERTY TAX OF THE SAME PROPERTY WOULD COUNT AS TWO ENQUIRIES.

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THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL SWIMMING GA<-A ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AFTERNOON AT THE MORSE PARK SWIMMING POOL. OVER 333 MEMBERS AND CADETS WILL COMPETE IN THE VAR ICUS EVENTS.

A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANISATIONS a ILL TAKE PART IN AN INVITATION RELAY -.HILE THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE WILL ASSIST IN ORGANISING THE RACES.

THE CAS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (DEVELOPMENT), MR SO YUN-LAM WILL PRESENT PRIZES AT THE END OF THE DAY.

THE ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA IS ONE OF THE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FROM TIME TO TIME FOR CAS VOLUNTEER MEMBERS AND CADETS APART FROM THEIR REGULAR TRAINING.

THIS TRAINING COVERS A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS : FIRST AID, YOUTH LEADERSHIP, LIGHT AND HEAVY RESCUE, MOUNTAIN SEARCH ^N^ RESCUE, AND COMMUNICATION AND OPERATIONAL DUTIES SUCH AS Cn'OwD CONTROL, COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PROTECTION AND RURAL AREA PATROL.

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE PARTICIPATION IN CHARITY DRIVE©, GOVERNMENT PUBLIC CAMPAIGNS, AS WELL AS PRIVATE FUNCTIONS.

CAS SERVICE CAN BE OBTAINED BY ASKING FOR THE PRINCIPAL TRAINING OFFICER ON TEL 5-763236 DURING OFFICE HOURo. A TEAM OF TRAINED MOUNTAIN RESCUERS ARE ALSO ON STANDBY ON SUNDAYS AND DUBLIC HOLIDAYS AT THE CAS KOwLOON TRAINING CENTRE AN^ THEIR HELP IS AVAILABLE BY DIALLING 999 OR 3-015011.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DEMANDS ON MEDICAL SERVICE ................................... 1

HELPERS WANTED FOR 1981 POPULATION CENSUS .................... 2

APPEAL FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF CANCER ................... 3

GRANTS FOR INNOVATIVE SOCIAL WELFARE PROJECTS ................ A

SAI KUNG WATERFRONT GETS NEW FEATURE.......................... 5

COURSES BY MUSIC EDUCATOR FOR TEACHERS ....................... 6

STORAGE SITE FOR TENDER ...................................... 7

WAN CHAI WATER SUPPLY OFF..................................... 7

ESTATE BUS TERMINUS CLOSED TO OTHER VEHICLES ................. 7

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER !□, 1980

DEMANDS ON MEDICAL SERVICE *****

IF THERE IS ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH SYSTEM IN HONG KONG, IT IS THAT THE GOVERNMENT +STRIVES TO PROVIDE A NONCONTRIBUTORY AND ALMOST FREE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TO THE ENTIRE POPULATION AND ENDS UP IN NOT SATISFYING EVERYONE’S DEMAND+.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR S.F. LAM, SAID THIS IN A TALK TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST TODAY.

HE EXPLAINED THAT DURING THE EARLY POST-WAR YEARS HONG KONG’S MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE WAS LIMITED TO PREVENTING AND CONTROLLING COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.

THIS WAS LATER EXTENDED TO INCLUDE AN EMERGENCY SERVICE TO TREAT ACCIDENT CASES WHILE THE PUBLIC WAS LEFT VERY MUCH TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES IN OBTAINING CURATIVE THERAPY.

AS HONG KONG PROSPERED AND THE POPULATION GREW, SAID DR LAM, THE GOVERNMENT OVER THE YEARS HAD, BY IMPLICATION, VEERED TOWARDS THE POLICY OF PROVIDING A MEDICAL SERVICE FOR ALL WHO NEEDED IT — ALMOST A FREE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE.

♦ IT HAS ASSUMED THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE AND MADE THE HEALTH SERVICES AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO DEMANDED IT,+ HE SAID.

THE GOVERNMENT NOT ONLY PROVIDED INTEGRATED PREVENTIVE AND CURATIVE MEDICINE, BUT LATELY HAD TAKEN ON THE PROVISION OF REHABILITATION THERAPY AND FACILITIES AS WELL.

WITH THE EXPANDING POPULATION AND GROWING AFFLUENCE, SAID DR LAM, HONG KONG IS NOW FACED WITH A DOUBLE DEMAND ON MEDICAL SERVICES.

♦THE POOR WHO ARE UNABLE TO PAY THE FEES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR MAKE FULL USE OF THE CHEAP OR FREE GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT SUBVERTED SERVICES WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR FROM PUBLIC FUNDS.

♦THE GROWING WELL-TO-DO WHO HAVE MONEY USE THE PAYMENT-FOR-SERVICE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THUS GENERATING A NEW DEMAND, WHICH HAS RESULTED IN MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS BEING ABLE TO CHARGE WHATEVER THEY LIKE AND IN TIME MAKING THEIR SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE RICHER OR RICH MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY,* SAID DR LAM.

THIS HAS BROUGHT ABOUT A LARGE MIDDLE INCOME GROUP KNOWN AS THE ♦SANDWICHED SOCIETY+, WHO ARE FINDING IT MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT TO GET MEDICAL TREATMENT OF A STANDARD THEY LIKE AND AT A PRICE THEY CAN AFFORD.

ON THE ONE HAND, THEY DEMAND SOMETHING MORE THAN WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS PROVIDING AND ON THE OTHER THEY CANNOT AFFORD THE LUXURY OF THE HIGH PRICE MEDICAL SERVICE AVAILABLE IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

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♦THERE IS, THEREFORE, AN INCREASING VOCIFEROUS DEMAND FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE MORE AND MORE SERVICES AS INFLATION AND THE INCREASED COST OF LIVING MAKE DEEPER INROADS INTO THEIR PAY PACKET,+ SAID DR LAM.

HE SAID THAT THIS MIDDLE-CLASS DEMAND IS NOT ONLY LIMITED TO THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES, BUT EXTENDS TO OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES SUCH AS HOUSING AND EDUCATION.

♦HERE LIES OUR PROBLEM. WITH THE ESCALATING COST OF MEDICAL SERVICE IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WE HAVE A MOUNTING DEMAND FROM THE EVER INCREASING MIDDLE INCOME GROUP WHO ARE FINDING IT MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT TO MEET THEIR MEDICAL EXPENSES.

♦THIS DEMAND MUST BE MET BY THE GOVERNMENT WHO HAS CONTRACTED BY IMPLICATION TO PROVIDE A MEDICAL SERVICE FOR ALL,+ HE SAID.

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HELPERS WANTED FOR 1981 POPULATION CENSUS MX***

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TEACHERS AND SENIOR FORM STUDENTS TO HELP CONDUCT THE POPULATION CENSUS NEXT YEAR. THE MARINE CENSUS WILL BE TAKEN FROM FEBRUARY 1 TO 4, WHILE THE LAND CENSUS FROM MARCH 6 TO 15.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT ABOUT 800 CHIEF ENUMERATORS, 1 600 FIELD EDITORS AND 11 000 ENUMERATORS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT THE FIELD OPERATION.

♦THESE ARE TEMPORARY POSTS SUITABLE FOR TEACHERS AND SENIOR FORM STUDENTS. THEY WILL BE ENGAGED IN GATHERING INFORMATION ON THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION FOR FUTURE PLANNING BY THE GOVERNMENT IN AREAS SUCH AS HOUSING, EDUCATION, MEDICAL, AND OTHER SOCIAL SERVICES,♦ HE SAID.

THE HELPERS IN THE CENSUS WILL ALSO BE RECRUITED FROM THE TWO UNIVERSITIES AND POST-SECONDARY COLLEGES BESIDES SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

TO ENABLE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO TAKE UP THIS TASK, A CENSUS HOLIDAY WILL BE INTRODUCED BETWEEN MARCH 5 TO 17. THIS WILL ALSO MAKE AVAILABLE SCHOOL PREMISES FOR USE AS TEMPORARY CENSUS FIELD CENTRES.

SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITIES AND POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS WILL BE SELECTED FOR THE MORE RESPONSIBLE DUTIES OF CHIEF ENUMERATOR OF FIELD EDITOR. STUDENTS OF FORM/MIDDLE 4 AND ABOVE WILL BE APPOINTED AS ENUMERATORS.

♦APPLICANTS FOR THE JOBS WILL HAVE TO ATTEND A ONE-WEEK TRAINING SESSION COVERING THE GENERAL ASPECTS OF THE CENSUS, ENUMERATION PROCEDURES, AND TECHNIQUES,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE TRAINING WILL BE ESSENTIAL TO ENSURE THAT THE CENSUS IS PROPERLY CONDUCTED.

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EXTENSIVE USE OF AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS WILL BE A FEATURE OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME WHICH WILL END WITH A TEST. ALL THESE WILL TAKE PLACE IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER.

+PARTIC I PANTS WILL THEN BE CAREFULLY SELECTED BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THE TEST AND WILL BE POSTED, WHEREVER POSSIBLE, TO DISTRICTS NEAR WHERE THEY LIVE,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WHO ARE INTERESTED CAN APPLY THROUGH THEIR SCHOOLS OR APPLY DIRECT TO THE POPULATION CENSUS OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT AT PERMANENT COMFORT BUILDING, 3RD FLOOR, 74-77, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, TEL 459975 OR 459735.

+ IN ADDITION TO THE EXPERIENCE OF INTERVIEWING PEOPLE AND HELPING A COMMUNITY PROJECT, PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A TRAINING BONUS ON PASSING THE TEST AND AN HONORARIUM RANGING FROM $600 TO $800 FOR THEIR SERVICE IN THE CENSUS,+ THE SPOKESMAN NOTED.

HE SAID HOWEVER THAT IT IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT APPLICANTS SHOULD NOT WITHDRAW DURING THEIR TRAINING OR THE ACTUAL CENSUS OPERATION AS IT WILL THEN BE VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND OTHERS TO REPLACE THEM.

♦APPLICANTS SHOULD BEAR THIS IN MIND WHEN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE WORK,* HE STRESSED.

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APPEAL FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF CANCER * * * *

HEALTH EDUCATION PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN CONTROLLING CANCER, HONG KONG’S TOP KILLER DISEASE WHICH CLAIMED OVER 6 000 LIVES LAST YEAR.

TO COMBAT THIS DISEASE THERE MUST BE CONCERTED EFFORT BY THE MASS MEDIA, PROFESSIONAL BODIES, MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND SCHOOLS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.

THIS APPEAL WAS MADE BY DR S.C. LEUNG, SENIOR MEDICAL AND HEALTH OFFICER OF THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, AT A LIONS CLUB MEETING TODAY.

DR LEUNG POINTED OUT THAT FINDINGS FROM PAST STUDIES SHOWED THAT THERE WAS UNIVERSAL MISCONCEPTION OF THE FATALITY OF CANCER AND TERROR OF PROLONGED SUFFERING ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISEASE.

+THESE FEARS STEMMED FROM THE TIME WHEN CANCER WAS RARELY CURED, BUT WITH TODAY’S ADVANCED TECHNIQUES IN EARLY DETECTION AND SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT, A MORE POSITIVE APPROACH TOWARDS CANCER AND A MORE REALISTIC ATTITUDE SHOULD BE CULTIVATED,* SHE SAID.

IN HONG KONG, CANCER TOPPED THE LIST OF MAJOR CAUSES OF DEATH LAST YEAR AND ACCOUNTED FOR OVER 25 PER CENT OF ALL FATALITIES. AMONG ALL FORMS OF THE DISEASE, LUNG CANCER CLAIMED OVER 1 600 LIVES, MORE THAN DOUBLE ITS TOLL TEN YEARS AGO.

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DR LEUNG POINTED OUT THAT EDUCATION ON THE PREVENTION, SYMPTOMS, AND TREATMENT OF CANCER WAS NECESSARY TO INCREASE THE PUBLIC’S AWARENESS OF THE DISEASE.

+THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE TAUGHT THAT RECOGNISING SYMPTOMS AND SEEKING MEDICAL ADVICE IN TIME ARE KEYS TO THE SUCCESS OF TREATMENT, SHE SAID.

HEALTH EDUCATION THROUGH THE PRESS, RADIO AND TELEVISION IS ONE EFFECTIVE MEANS TO BRING HOME THE MESSAGE.

IN ORDER TO PLAN, ORGANIZE AND COORDINATE ALL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES, THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT WAS ESTABLISHED, AND HAS INVOLVED MANY PROFESSIONAL BODIES IN MOUNTING EXHIBITIONS FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF ANTI-CANCER INFORMATION.

EDUCATION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING HEALTHY HABITS IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT, SAID DR LEUNG.

ANT I-SMOKING EDUCATION AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN, FOR INSTANCE, SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN ANY CANCER EDUCATION PROGRAMME, SHE SUGGESTED.

♦ONLY THROUGH A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF THE DISEASE COULD WE DISSIPATE FEAR AND TAKE SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO COMBAT THE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DISABILITIES BROUGHT BY CANCER,+ SHE ADDED.

THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT, USING SUITABLE AUDIO-VISUAL SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS, HAS HELPED SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS TO INCLUDE CANCER EDUCATION IN THEIR CURRICULUM.

DR LEUNG ALSO CALLED ON MEDICAL, NURSING AND PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TO PLAY THE ROLE OF CANCER EDUCATORS, AS FACE-TO-FACE EDUCATION IS LIKELY TO HAVE FAR MORE MOTIVE POWER THAN OTHER APPROACHES.

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GRANTS FOR INNOVATIVE SOCIAL WELFARE PROJECTS ******

YOUTH GROUPS WHO NEED MONEY TO CARRY OUT COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS INITIATED BY THEMSELVES MAY NOW APPLY FOR SUBSIDIES UNDER A SCHEME ADMINISTERED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

THE DEPARTMENT IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS UNDER THE +OPPORTUNIT IES FOR YOUTH SCHEME* WHICH ENCOURAGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO START AND IMPLEMENT INNOVATIVE SERVICE PROJECTS.

OVER $88 000 WERE ALLOCATED IN 1979-80 FOR 82 APPROVED PROJECTS, WHICH BROUGHT TO $639 000 THE AMOUNT OF GRANTS GIVEN TO A TOTAL OF 505 PROJECTS SINCE THE SCHEME WAS SET UP IN 1974.

PREVIOUS EFFORTS COVERED SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED, YOUNG PEOPLE, RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND WORKS PROJECTS. THEY WERE CARRIED OUT BY 17 700 YOUNG PEOPLE AND BENEFITTED AN ESTIMATED 856 000 PEOPLE.

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT ANY GROUP OF AT LEAST SEVEN MEMBERS AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 25 AND SPONSORED BY A SCHOOL, YOUTH AGENCY OR BUSINESS ORGANISATION, MAY APPLY FOR A GRANT.

GROUPS WHICH ARE NOT SO SPONSORED MAY ALSO APPLY PROVIDED THEIR PLANS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS OCTOBER 12, HE SAID. ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SCHEME AND APPLICATIONS CAN BE MADE AT THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICES IN THE VARIOUS DISTRICTS.

A PROJECT SHOULD BE GEARED TOWARDS THE NEED OF THE COMMUNITY, AND SHOULD PREFERABLY BE SPREAD OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

IT WILL BE ASSESSED FOR ITS YOUTH INVOLVEMENT, COMMUNITY BENEFIT, INNOVATION, FEASIBILITY AND OPTIMUM USE OF RESOURCES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE MAXIMUM GRANT FOR EACH APPROVED PROJECT IS NORMALLY S2 500, AND THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS WILL MAINTAIN CLOSE WORKING LIAISON WITH PARTICIPATING GROUPS.

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A HUGE CONCRETE DOLOS, THOUSANDS OF WHICH ARE IN USE AT HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR TO COUNTER WAVE ENERGY, HAS BEEN PUT IN PLACE AT SAI KUNG NEW TOWN WATERFRONT AS A MEMORIAL AND DECORATIVE CENTREPIECE.

SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR COLIN BOSHER, SAID THE DOLOS, DONATED BY THE RESERVOIR CONTRACTOR, WAS INTENDED TO REMIND THE PUBLIC OF THE HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE AND HUGENESS OF THE RESERVOIR SCHEME.

A SPECTACULAR PART OF THE PROJECT WAS THE EAST DAM WHICH HAS BEEN COMPLETELY COVERED WITH DOLOSSE TO DISSIPATE THE FORCE OF OCEAN WAVES, MR BOSHER SAID.

THEY ARE SHAPED LIKE THE LETTER H WITH ONE ARM TWISTED THROUGH 90 DEGREES, AND WEIGH 25 TONNES EACH. DOLOS IS AN AFRIKAANS WORD MEANING +SHEEP’S KNUCKLE+.

ABOUT 7 000 WERE PLACED AT THE RESERVOIR.

MR BOSHER SAID TRANSPORTATION OF THE DOLOS HAD PRESENTED A REAL PROBLEM, BUT THE CONTRACTOR HAD KINDLY AGREED TO PROVIDE A LIGHTER AND CRANE TO HAVE IT TRANSPORTED AND PLACED ON A RAISED PLATFORM SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR IT.

MR BOSHER SAID IN MANY WAYS THE DOLOS COULD BE REGARDED AS A FORM OF ART AND THERE WERE PROPOSALS TO HAVE IT =>OLISHED AND PAINTED.

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IN THE MEANTIME, TREES AND FLOWERS ARE BEING PLANTED ALONG THE WATERFRONT TO CONVERT THE AREA INTO A PROMENADE.

ALSO TO BE PROVIDED WILL BE COVERED SEATING PLACES AND A TRAFFIC-FREE WALKWAY.

THE PROMENADE WOULD BE AN IDEAL PLACE FOR SPECTATORS TO WATCH FUNCTIONS SUCH AS THE DRAGON BOAT RACES AND CROSS HARBOUR SWIM. PROMENADE CONCERTS COULD ALSO BE HELD THERE, MR BOSHER SAID.

SAI KUNG DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD PROVIDED NEARLY $17 000 TO BUILD THE PLATFORM FOR THE DOLOS AND ANOTHER $5 400 FOR TREE PLANTING ALONG THE PROMENADE.

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MISS CECILIA VAJDA, A DISTINGUISHED MUSIC EDUCATOR AND CHOIR CONDUCTOR, WILL BE ON A TWO-WEEK VISIT TO HONG KONG NEXT MONTH AT THE INVITATION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

DURING HER STAY, SHE WILL CONDUCT A SERIES OF IN-SERVICE COURSES FOR MUSIC TEACHERS BASED ON THE KODALY CHORAL MUSIC METHOD.

THIS METHOD WAS DEVISED BY KODALY, A HUNGARIAN COMPOSER AND MUSIC EDUCATOR, TO SUIT THE NEEDS OF ORDINARY SCHOOLS WITH ONE OR TWO MUSIC LESSONS A WEEK WHEN STUDENTS CAN GAIN A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC CULTURE AND DEVELOP MUSICAL LITERACY THROUGH

SINGING.

MISS VAJDA IS A FORMER PROFESSOR OF SCHOOL MUSIC AT THE LISZT ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN BUDAPEST AND CHORUS DIRECTOR OF THE HUNGARIAN RADIO CHOIR.

IN 1967 SHE WAS INVITED TO INTRODUCE THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF THE KODALY CHORAL METHOD TO YEHUDI MENUHIN’S MUSIC SCHOOL IN ENGLAND. SUBSEQUENTLY SHE ESTABLISHED A KODALY TEACHING CENTRE IN SWANSEA WHERE TEACHERS FROM ALL OVER BRITAIN CAN STUDY THE SYSTEM.

WHILE IN HONG KONG, MISS VAJDA WILL ALSO RUN CHORAL CONDUCTING CLASSES FOR TEACHERS AND AMATEUR CHOIR CONDUCTORS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE.

FURTHER DETAILS OF MISS VAJDA’S VISIT AND APPLICATION FORMS TO ATTEND HER COURSES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (MUSIC), MUSIC SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, CAROLINE MANSION, 4TH FLOOR, 8 YUN PING ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG.

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STORAGE SITE FOR TENDER *****

THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR A SHORT-TERM TENANCY OF A PIECE OF CROWN LAND OFF SAU MAU PING ROAD.

THE 2 180-SQUARE-METRE SITE IS FOR STORAGE OF GOODS AND VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY IS FOR AN INITIAL PERIOD OF ONE YEAR AND QUARTERLY THEREAFTER.

TENDER FORMS, TOGETHER WITH THE NOTICE AND CONDITIONS OF TENANCY, MAY BE OBTAINED FROM CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICES IN MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, 19TH FLOOR AND IN THE KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR.

THE TENDER PLAN MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THE TWO PLACES.

ALL TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE NOON ON SEPTEMBER 26.

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WATER SUPPLY TO AN AREA OF WAN CHAI WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY MORRISON HILL ROAD, 01 KWAN ROAD, NOS 234-240 WAN CHAI ROAD AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST BETWEEN KENNEDY ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD.

SUPPLY TO PREMISES IN TIN LOK LANE AND HOUSE NOS 344-372 HENNESSY ROAD WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

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THE BUS TERMINUS AT SHUN LEE ESTATE WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE FOR ALL MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES FROM FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

WITHOUT WRITTEN AUTHORISATION, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE TERMINUS.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE Nt

VISIT BY LORD CARRINGTON ....................................... 1

GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTES MORE TO PROVIDENT FUND SCHEMES .......... 1

APRIL-JUNE TRADE STATISTICS BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN ............... 2

SPEEDPOST TO MORE CITIES IN CHINA .............................. 3

NEW PLAYGROUND FOR YAU MA TEI .................................. 4

CARNIVAL TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY AT TAI 0........................ 4

ACAM ENCOURAGEMENT TO AMATEUR SPORTSMEN ........................ 5

TRAMS STOP EARLIER ON SATURDAY NIGHT

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VISIT BY LORD CARRINGTON

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, LORD CARRINGTON, WILL VISIT HONG KONG FROM SEPTEMBER 26 TO 29.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT LORD CARRINGTON WOULD COME HERE AFTER HIS CUSTOMARY VISIT TO NEW YORK FOR THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY. AFTER HONG KONG, LORD CARRINGTON WILL BE VISITING JAPAN AND CHINA.

DURING HIS STAY HERE, HE WILL HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE GOVERNOR AND A PROGRAMME OF VISITS AND MEETINGS WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS AND UNOFFICIALS IN HONG KONG IS BEING PREPARED.

WHILE IN TOKYO LORD CARRINGTON WILL HAVE MINISTERIAL CONSULTATIONS WITH THE JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER AND IN CHINA HE WILL MEET CHINESE LEADERS TO DISCUSS CURRENT INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND BILATERAL ISSUES.

LORD CARRINGTON WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LADY CARRINGTON. THEY WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON THE NIGHT OF SEPTEMBER 26 (FRIDAY) AND WILL DEPART THE FOLLOWING MONDAY MORNING.

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EMPLOYEES OF SUBVENTED ORGANISATIONS WILL RECEIVE IMPROVED LONG TERM BENEFITS FOLLOWING A GOVERNMENT DECISION TO INCREASE SUBSIDIES TOWARDS PROVIDENT FUND SCHEMES.

AT THE MOMENT, THE MAXIMUM LEVEL OF AN EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTION TO A PROVIDENT FUND SCHEME RECOGNISED FOR SUBSIDY PURPOSES IS FIVE PER CENT OF AN EMPLOYEE’S SALARY.

THE EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTION, WHICH IS MET BY THE GOVERNMENT, IS MATCHED BY A FIVE PER CENT CONTRIBUTION BY THE EMPLOYEE HIMSELF.

FOLLOWING A REVIEW BY THE GOVERNMENT, IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE SUBSIDY OF FIVE PER CENT DID NOT PROVIDE A SUFFICIENT LEVEL OF BENEFIT ON RETIREMENT.

IT WAS ALSO FELT THAT THE FLAT RATE OF SUBSIDY PROVIDED LITTLE INCENTIVE TO AN EMPLOYEE TO WORK UP TO RETIREMENT AGE, GIVEN THAT HE COULD RECOVER ALL ACCUMULATED BENEFITS AT ANY TIME AFTER COMPLETING 10 YEARS’ SERVICE.

IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE LONG SERVICE BY EMPLOYEES OF SUBVENTED SCHOOLS AND MEDICAL AND SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTIONS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS DEVISED A NEW FORMULA FOR INCREASING THE LEVEL OF ITS SUPPORT TO THE EMPLOYER’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE SCHEMES.

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WITH RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THIS YEAR, THE CONTRIBUTION WILL BE FIVE PER CENT OF AN EMPLOYEE’S SALARY FOR THE FIRST 10 YEARS OF SERVICE, 10 PER CENT FOR THE NEXT 11 TO 15 YEARS AND 15 PER CENT FOR 16 YEARS AND MORE.

THE ADDITIONAL COST OF THE NEW SUBSIDIES IS ESTIMATED TO BE $18.8 MILLION IN THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST BY THE BOARDS OF THE GRANT SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND AND THE SUBSIDIZED SCHOOLS PROVIDENT FUND, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO DECIDED TO UNDERWRITE A GUARANTEED FIVE PER CENT ANNUAL DIVIDEND TO CONTRIBUTORS.

THE PROPOSAL WAS ACCEPTED ON THE GROUNDS THAT MEMBERSHIP OF EITHER OF THE TWO STATUTORY SCHEMES IS COMPULSORY FOR AIDED SCHOOL TEACHERS, WHO ARE EFFECTIVELY DEBARRED FROM JOINING OTHER SCHEMES IN THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR WHICH USUALLY OFFER A GUARANTEED DIVIDEND OF FIVE PER CENT.

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APRIL-JUNE TRADE STATISTICS BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN *****

THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY GROUPS IN TERMS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THIS YEAR WERE WEARING APPAREL, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, TEXTILES, PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS.

THEY TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR 80 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF SUCH EXPORTS, ACCORDING TO EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS ANALYSED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN FOR THE QUARTER RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

THIS SERIES OF STATISTICS IS DERIVED BY RE-GROUPING ALL SIX-DIGIT COMMODITY ITEMS UNDER THE PRESENT EXTERNAL TRADE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO THE INDUSTRIES IN WHICH THESE COMMODITY ITEMS ARE NORMALLY PRODUCED.

THE LARGEST INCREASES IN ABSOLUTE TERMS OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1979 OCCURRED IN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES ($896 MILLION), WEARING APPAREL ($680 MILLION), TEXTILES ($624 MILLION), PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT ($558 MILLION), AND METAL PRODUCTS ($404 MILLION).

PERCENTAGE INCREASES IN VALUE OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1979 WERE HIGHEST IN THE CASE OF PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODUCTS (125%)-AGR(CULTURAL, LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION (118%)- TOBACCO (80%)- MINING AND QUARRYING (74%)- NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS (63%)- NON-ELECTRICAL MACHINERY (62%)- AND ELECTRICITY (60%).

ON THE OTHER HAND, PERCENTAGE DECREASES IN VALUE WERE RECORDED FOR FOOD (-12%), AND OCEAN AND COASTAL FISHING (-10%).

FOR IMPORTS, PRODUCTS OF THE TEXTILES, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, CHEMICALS, METALS, PETROLEUM AND COAL, FOOD, AND PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT INDUSTRIES TOGETHER TOOK UP 64 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1980.

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INCREASES IN THE VALUE OF IMPORTS OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1979 WERE LARGEST IN THE CASE OF TEXTILES (SI 147 MILLION), ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES ($904 MILLION), PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODUCTS ($804 MILLION), METAL PRODUCTS ($733 MILLION), AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (S690 MILLION).

IN PERCENTAGE TERMS, THE HIGHEST INCREASES WERE FOUND IN TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (91%), PETROLEUM AND COAL PRODUCTS (69%), FOOTWEAR (60%), WEARING APPAREL (50%), AND METAL PRODUCTS (49%).

PERCENTAGE DECREASES IN VALUE WERE RECORDED FOR MINING AND QUARRYING PRODUCTS (-46%), AND LEATHER PRODUCTS (-6%).

FURTHER DETAILS OF EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS RECLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, TEL 5-274203.

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SPEEDPOST TO MORE CITIES IN CHINA % % * * *

THE POST OFFICE SPEEDPOST NETWORK TO CHINA WILL BE FURTHER EXTENDED TO INCLUDE SHANGHAI, FUZHOU, TIANJIN, AND SHENZHEN FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

THIS SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE BOTH ON +CONTRACT+ AND +0N DEMAND*. CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE ARE THE SAME AS THOSE FOR BEIJING AND GUANGZHOU.

THE CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS 1

UP TO EACH ADDITIONAL

500 G 500 G

CONTRACT $ 40 $ 5

ON DEMAND $ 50 S 5

SPEEDPOST ITEMS ACCEPTED BEFORE 10 WILL BE DELIVERED THE NEXT WORKING DAY.

AM FOR SHANGHAI AND TIANJIN

ITEMS FOR FUZHOU ARE CONVEYED VIA SHANGHAI. AS FLIGHTS FROM SHANGHAI TO FUZHOU ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY, ITEMS ACCEPTED ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY BEFORE 10 AM WILL BE DELIVERED THE NEXT AFTERNOON BUT ITEMS POSTED ON OTHER DAYS WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE THIRD DAY.

ITEMS ACCEPTED BEFORE 6 PM FOR SHENZHEN WILL BE DELIVERED THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

THOSE WHO WISH TO HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICE AND THE PRICE STRUCTURE CAN CONTACT THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BUREAU ON 5-2671222 OR THE POSTAL SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE ON 5-2671108.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1980

NEW PLAYGROUND FOR YAU MA TEI * * * *

YAU MA TEI WILL HAVE A NEW PLAYGROUND EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT TO GIVE ADDITIONAL RECREATION FACILITIES TO THE LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE PLAYGROUND, OCCUPYING SOME 4 650 SQUARE METRES, WILL BE SITUATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SAIGON STREET AND CANTON ROAD.

THERE WILL BE A MINI-SOCCER PITCH, A BASKETBALL COURT, A CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA AND A REST GARDEN.

WORK WILL START NEXT MONTH AND BE COMPLETED IN FEBRUARY.

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CARNIVAL TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY AT TA I 0 *****

A CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD AT TAI 0, LANTAU, ON SEPTEMBER 21 (SUNDAY) TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY LOCALLY.

TAI 0 HAS BEEN RELATIVELY FREE OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID, BUT WITH NEW ROADS BEING BUILT AND THE POPULATION INCREASING THE TIME WAS RIPE TO REMIND THE TOWN’S PEOPLE OF THE NEED TO TAKE CARE WHEN WALKING OR DRIVING.

THE CARNIVAL WILL INCLUDE GAMES PUT UP BY THE LOCAL RURAL COMMITTEE, VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS AND SCHOOLS WHICH WILL EMPHASISE ROAD SAFETY.

THE HONG KONG ROAD SAFETY ASSOCIATION WILL DEMONSTRATE TECHNIQUES AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN BICYCLE RIDING. IT WILL ALSO PRESENT A REMOTE-CONTROL MODEL CAR SHOW.

PAMPHLETS AND BALLOONS WITH ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL VISITORS.

WINNING ENTRIES IN DRAWING, WRITING AND POSTER-DESIGN COMPETITIONS HELD RECENTLY AS PART OF THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN WILL BE PUT ON DISPLAY. ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, NR NICKY LO, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS.

THE CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD AT THE BUDDHIST FAT HO MEMORIAL COLLEGE PLAYGROUND STARTING AT 2 PM.

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ACAN ENCOURAGEMENT TO AMATEUR SPORTSMEN * * * *

THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) WILL FOR THE FIRST TIME SPONSOR THE OPEN AMATEUR ATHLETIC MEET THIS YEAR TO BE HELD IN THE WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND FROM 9 AM THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

THE CHAIRMAN OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE, MR KARL STUMPF, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS.

MORE THAN 1 000 SPORTSMEN ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THIS HONG KONG AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (HKAAA) OPEN ATHLETIC MEET, WHICH IS REGARDED BY THE SPORTS CIRCLE AS ONE OF HONG KONG’S MOST IMPORTANT SPORTING EVENTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR ACAN SAID TODAY THAT THE ACTION COMMITTEE ALSO SEES THIS ATHLETIC MEET, ORGANISED BY THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC CLUB, AS AN IMPORTANT EVENT BECAUSE IT PROVIDES YOUNG PEOPLE WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THEIR LEISURE TIME MORE MEANINGFULLY.

♦THE ACAN BELIEVES THAT THE MORE RECREATIONAL AND SPORT ACTIVITIES ARE PROVIDED TO OUR YOUTHS, THE LESS THEY WILL BE EXPOSED TO THE RISK OF TAKING DRUGS,+ HE SAID.

+IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT ACAN VIGOROUSLY PROMOTES ’HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES’, SUCH AS SPORTS, IN ITS CAMPAIGNS AND DISTRICT FUNCTIONS.+

THE PROGRAMME OF THE SPORTS MEET WILL INCLUDE FIELD AND TRACK EVENTS, 100-METRE RUN, 5 OOO-METRE RUN, 110-METRE HURDLES, RELAY, 1 500-METRE STEEPLE CHASE, HIGH JUMP, LONG JUMP, TRIPLE JUMP, DISCUS, JAVELIN, SHOT PUT AND POLE VAULT.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE HONG KONG AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OPEN ATHLETIC MEET, SPONSORED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, AT WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

THE CHAIRMAN OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE, MR KARL STUMPF, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS AT 3.30 PM.

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TRAMS STOP EARLIER ON SATURDAY NIGHT

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TRAM SERVICES WEST OF WAN CHAI WILL BE SUSPENDED AT ABOUT 11.30 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) DUE TO TRACK REALIGNMENT WORK IN CENTRAL DISTRICT.

THIS WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT OVERNIGHT ON THE WESTBOUND TRAM TRACKS ON DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN DOUGLAS STREET AND ICE HOUSE STREET.

THE LAST WESTBOUND TRAMS WILL DEPART FROM THEIR TERMINI AT TIMES BETWEEN 10.30 PM AND 10.53 PM.

THOSE ON EASTBOUND ROUTES WILL LEAVE THEIR TERMINI AT TIMES BETWEEN 11.04 PM AND 11.20 PM.

THE TRAM SERVICE BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND HAPPY VALLEY WILL NOT BE AFFECTED AND WILL OPERATE AT A HIGHER FREQUENCY OF EVERY FOUR MINUTES AFTER 10.35 PM FROM SHAU KEI WAN.

IN ADDITION, A SPECIAL SERVICE WILL OPERATE EVERY FIVE MINUTES AFTER 10.35 PM BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND WAN CHAI CHURCH (JOHNSTON ROAD).

NORMAL TRAM SERVICES WILL RESUME ON SUNDAY MORNING AT 6.30 AM.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

10 PER CENT GROWTH IN GDP FORECAST ......................... 1

ROLE OF PACKAGING IN HONG KONG TRADE ....................... 4

HONG KONG/NORWAY TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS ADJOURNED ............ 5

'BON VOYAGE' TO FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS ...................... 6

MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR TAI PO ARTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION ................................................ 6

JOINT PRIMARY SCHOOLS GRADUATION CEREMONY .................. 7

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY ........................ 8

CRAFT APPRENTICES GRADUATE ................................. 8

WATER SUPPLIES DIRECTOR INSPECTS INSTALLATIONS ON CHEUNG CHAU ............................................. 9

RETIREMENT OF IRD ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER .................... 10

SECOND CLASS AIRMAIL TO VIETNAM SUSPENDED ................. 10

PWD SWIMMING GALA ........................................... 11

NEW SITTING-OUT AREAS IN MONG KOK ......................... 11

SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD CLOSED .......................... 11

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1980

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10 PER CENT GROWTH IN GDP FORECAST *****

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, THIS EVENING FORECAST A 10 PER CENT GROWTH RATE IN THIS YEAR’S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT — UP ONE PER CENT OVER HIS BUDGET FORECAST — BUT WARNED THAT CONSUMER PRICES COULD BE EXPECTED TO RISE FASTER THAN ORIGINALLY ANTICIPATED.

THE REVISED FORECASTS WERE AMONG A NUMBER SIR PHILIP PRESENTED IN A SPEECH TO THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF SECURITY ANALYSTS.

WITH THE IMPORTANT EXCEPTION OF PRICES WHICH WERE NOW INCREASING AT RATES FASTER THAN FORECAST IN THE BUDGET SPEECH, SIR PHILIP SAID THAT GENERALLY SPEAKING THE REVISED FORECAST INDICATES THAT THE ECONOMY IS IN BETTER BALANCE THAN HE ENVISAGED IN HIS BUDGET SPEECH AND IS EXPECTED TO RECORD ANOTHER YEAR OF DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH.

SIR PHILIP OUTLINED REVISED FORECASTS INi-

TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON GDP

THE REVISED FORECAST FOR THE GROWTH RATE OF GDP IN 1980 IS NOW 10 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST OF 9 PER CENT AND THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 11 PER CENT IN 1979.

IN VIEW OF THE MARGINS OF ERROR ASSOCIATED WITH MACRO-STATISTICAL CALCULATIONS, SIR PHILIP SAID HE USES 10 PER CENT AS A SHORTHAND FOR A RANGE BETWEEN 9 PER CENT AND 11 PER CENT AND AT THIS PERCENTAGE THE REVISED FORECAST OF EXPENDITURE ON THE GDP AT CONSTANT (1973) PRICES IN 1980 BECOMES $61.8 BILLION, WHICH IS VIRTUALLY THE SAME AS THE FIGURE USED IN THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST.

PRICES

THE REVISED FORECAST FOR THE RATE OF INCREASE IN CONSUMER PRICES IN 1980 IS NOW 14 PER CENT, RATHER HIGHER THAN THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST OF 10 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT EXPERIENCED IN 1979.

SO AT CURRENT PRICES, THE REVISED FORECAST OF EXPENDITURE ON THE GDP IN 1980 IS $108.6 BILLION, OR ABOUT 25 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THE REVISED PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE FOR 1979.

IN PER CAPITA TERMS, GDP AT CURRENT PRICES IS ABOUT $21 400 REPRESENTING A GROWTH RATE OF 21 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST OF 17 PER CENT AND THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 19 PER CENT IN 1979.

EXPORTS

SIR PHILIP FORECAST THAT THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN 1980 WOULD REACH 14 PER CENT. THIS COMPARED WITH 7 PER CENT ORIGINALLY FORECAST IN THE BUDGET SPEECH, BUT WAS STILL LOWER THAN THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 17 PER CENT IN 1979.

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WHILE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1980 RECORDED A GROWTH RATE OF 20 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1979, SIR PHILIP ANTICIPATED A SLOWING DOWN IN THE SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR. NEVERTHELESS, THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE FOR THE YEAR AS A WHOLE HAD TO BE REVISED UPWARDS TO NO LESS THAN 15 PER CENT.

THE REVISED GROWTH RATE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO GERMANY IS 12 PER CENT, AS AGAINST THE 10 PER CENT FORECAST IN THE BUDGET SPEECH, WHILE THAT FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM IS REVISED DOWNWARDS FROM 6 PER CENT TO 4 PER CENT. AS FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD, THE REVISED GROWTH FORECAST IS 17 PER CENT, SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST OF 9 PER CENT.

FOR RE-EXPORTS, FROM THE GROWTH RATE OF 28 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, IT APPEARS THAT A VERY HIGH GROWTH RATE WILL CONTINUE TO BE RECORDED THIS YEAR. AS IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, MUCH OF THIS GROWTH IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA’S FOREIGN TRADE. SIR PHILIP’S REVISED FORECAST FOR THE GROWTH RATE IN 1980 IS 27 PER CENT, ABOUT TWICE THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST AND ONLY JUST BELOW THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE IN 1979.

SO FOR TOTAL EXPORTS IN 1980 SIR PHILIP NOW FORECASTS A GROWTH RATE OF 17 PER CENT, ABOUT TWICE HIS BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST OF 9 PER CENT AND NOT MUCH BELOW THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 20 PER CENT IN 1979.

SIR PHILIP NOTED THAT OUR EXPORT PERFORMANCE LAST AND THIS YEAR, AFTER ALL THE INFLATIONARY PRESSURES GENERATED BY FIVE YEARS OF SUSTAINED ECONOMIC GROWTH, IS AS REMARKABLE AS OUR PERFORMANCE IN 1976 WHEN EXPORTS SURGED BY 28 PER CENT AS WE MOVED OUT OF RECESSION WITH A DEFLATED COST/PRICE STRUCTURE.

+IT IS A TRIBUTE TO OUR FREE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY AND, OF COURSE, IS A VINDICATION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S NON-1NTERVENTION I ST POLICY STANCE ....,+ SIR PHILIP SAID.

IMPORTS

THE GROWTH RATE OF IMPORTS IN 1980 THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE REVISED FORECASTS FOR THE OTHER COMPONENTS OF EXPENDITURE ON THE GDP AND WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1980 BECOMES 17 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST OF 11 PER CENT AND THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 16 PER CENT IN 1979.

PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE

SIR PHILIP SAID THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF 9 PER CENT MIGHT BE A LITTLE ON THE HIGH SIDE BECAUSE OF THE CONSTRAINING EFFECT OF HIGHER THAN EXPECTED PRICES. THIS MEANS THAT THE GROWTH RATE WILL BE LESS THAN THAT OF THE GDP FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING, IMPLYING, FOR THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, THAT THE MARGINAL PROPENSITY TO SAVE MAY HAVE INCREASED.

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GOVERNMENT CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE

THE GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS WAS ABOUT 5 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR, COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1979. THIS IS MUCH LESS THAN THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST FOR THE YEAR AS A WHOLE OF 12 PER CENT. SIR PHILIP SET OUT THREE REASONS FOR THIS SHORTFALL. ALTHOUGH HE HAD EVERY REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THEY WILL NOT BE AS OPERATIVE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR, THE SLOW GROWTH RATE IN THE FIRST HALF MEANS THAT THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST WOULD HAVE TO BE REDUCED TO 8 PER CENT, WHICH REPRESENTS A SLOWDOWN COMPARED WITH THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 11 PER CENT IN 1979.

GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION

IN THE BUDGET SPEECH, SIR PHILIP FORECAST A GROWTH RATE OF INVESTMENT IN PLANT AND MACHINERY IN 1980 OF 15 PER CENT. THE REVISED FORECAST IS FOR 25 PER CENT WHICH, ALTHOUGH VERY REMARKABLE, IS STILL LOWER THAN THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 38 PER CENT IN 1979.

THE HIGHER FORECAST IS MAINLY A REFLECTION OF A VERY RAPID GROWTH RATE OF INVESTMENT IN SUCH TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT AS AIRCRAFT, VESSELS, RAILWAY ROLLING STOCK AND VEHICLES WHILE THAT OF INVESTMENT IN INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY ALSO REMAINED FAIRLY HIGH.

SIR PHILIP STILL EXPECTED A GROWTH RATE OF 5 PER CENT, MUCH THE SAME AS THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 4 PER CENT FOR 1979 FOR INVESTMENT IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR. HOWEVER FOR THE PUBLIC SECTOR (INCLUDING THE MTR CORPORATION), PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1980 APPEARS TO HAVE FALLEN SHORT CF THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF 15 PER CENT, AND A REALISTIC FORECAST OF ITS LIKELY GROWTH RATE FOR THE YEAR AS A WHOLE IS 10 PER CENT INSTEAD OF 15 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH AN ACTUAL DECREASE OF 2 PER CENT IN 1979.

THE GROWTH RATE OF TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION IS NOW THEREFORE REVISED TO 7.5 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECAST OF 10 PER CENT AND AN ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 1 PER CENT IN 1979.

NET EXPORT OF SERVICES

SIR PHILIP’S REVISED FORECAST FOR THE GROWTH RATE OF EXPORTS LESS IMPORTS OF SERVICES IN 1980 IS 4 PER CENT INSTEAD OF THE EARLIER FORECAST OF 9 PER CENT, WHICH IS THE SAME AS THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE IN 1979. THE DOWNWARD REVISION IS MAINLY THE RESULT F AN UNEXPECTED FALL IN THE NUMBER OF TOURISTS COMING TO HONG KONG COUPLED WITH HIGHER THAN EXPECTED INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF OVERSEAS TRIPS TAKEN BY HONG KONG RESIDENTS.

REASONS FOR REVISIONS

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY CITED FIVE REASONS FOR THE REVISIONS IN HIS ORIGINAL FORECASTS.

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FIRST, CONTRARY TO EXPECTATIONS, THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS CONTINUES TO BE RAPID DESPITE THE RECESSIONARY CLIMATE PREVAILING IN THE ECONOMIES OF SOME OF HONG KONG’S MAJOR MARKETS"

SECONDLY, THE SURGE OF THE RE-EXPORT TRADE WHICH STARTED IN 1978 CONTINUES APACE, UNIQUELY FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR AND SO, IN CONSEQUENCE.

THIRDLY, THE GROWTH RATE OF IMPORTS IS ALSO HIGHER THAN THE RATE LOGICALLY IMPLIED IN THE BUDGET SPEECH FORECASTS OF THE COMPONENTS OF TOTAL FINAL DEMAND"

FOURTHLY, INVESTMENT IN PLANT AND MACHINERY IS PROVING TO BE HIGHER THAN EXPECTED.

BUT, FIFTHLY, HIGHER THAN EXPECTED PRICES IN I960 COMPARED WITH 1979 APPEAR TO BE EXERCISING A FURTHER CONSTRAINING EFFECT ON CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE, BOTH BY THE PUBLIC AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

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ROLE OF PACKAGING IN HONG KONG TRADE ******

♦THE PACKAGE IS YOUR SALESMAN, ESPECIALLY IN THESE DAYS OF SELF SERVICE,+ SAID THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, HR BILL DORWARD TODAY WHEN HE OPENED THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ♦RECENT TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN PACKAGING+.

MR DORWARD UNDERLINED THE PROGRESS THAT HAS BEEN MADE - AND THE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION GAINED - IN THE FIELD OF PACKAGING IN HONG KONG OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS. HOWEVER, HE QUESTIONED WHETHER HONG KONG INDUSTRY IS YET DOING ANYTHING LIKE ENOUGH TO USE THE TALENT THAT IS UNDOUBTEDLY AVAILABLE.

THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS STILL HAS SOME WAY TO GO TO OVERCOME DIFFIDENCE, AND THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF WORLD MARKETS, WHICH CAUSES MANUFACTURERS TO RESORT TO PRINTERS AND COMMERCIAL ARTISTS TO PRODUCE SOME EXPEDIENT LABELLING, RATHER THAN TO HARNESS THE PROFESSIONAL SKILL AND IMAGINATION OF A DESIGNER,*

SAID.

I SUPPOSE IT MUST SOMETIMES SEEM THAT THE EXTRA EXPENSE OF USING DESIGNERS IS ONE AREA WHERE, IN DAYS OF RISING COSTS AND NARROW PROFIT MARGINS, A LITTLE SAVING CAN BE MADE. BUT IS THIS NOT A FALSE ECONOMY, IF - AS A CONSEQUENCE OF DULL, PROSAIC PACKAGING - THE GOODS LIE UNSOLD IN THE DEPARTMENT STORES AND SUPERMARKETS OR SELL TO ONLY A FRACTION OF THEIR POTENT IAL?+ HE ASKED.

MR DORWARD POINTED OUT THAT THE +MADE IN HONG KONG+ LABEL IS NOW GENERALLY ACCEPTED AS STANDING FOR GOOD QUALITY AT A FAIR PRICE. IN ADDITION, IT ALSO CONJURES UP THE COLOUR AND EXCITEMENT AND VISUAL STIMULATION ASSOCIATED WITH HONG KONG AND THE VISUAL ARTS OF CHINA.

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BUT I WONDER IF WE HAVE DONE ENOUGH, IN THE FIELD OF PACKAGING, TO CAPITALISE ON THIS OTHER IMAGE CONJURED UP BY THE NAME OF HONG KONG.

HERE IS AN ADVANTAGE WE ARE BLESSED WITH. WE DO NOT HAVE TO CREATE IT BY EXPENSIVE ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS. SHOULD WE NOT BE MAKING GREATER USE OF |T?+ HE ASKED.

I SAID WE HAVE THE TALENT. WE DO. AND IT IS NOT JUST THE TALENT TO EMULATE THE STYLES OF LONDON, ZURICH, OR NEW YORK. THE POLYTECHNIC IS PRODUCING YOUNG DESIGNERS WHOSE TALENTS IMPRESS ME MORE AND MORE EACH TIME I SEE ONE OF THEIR STIMULATING EXHIBITIONS.

TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND OTHER CENTRES OF LEARNING ARE CONTRIBUTING TO OUR RESERVOIR OF YOUNG TALENT UNIQUELY EQUIPPED TO BRING TO THE TECHNIQUES OF TODAY THE TRADITIONS OF YESTERDAY AND TO USE A VISUAL VOCABULARY WHICH CAN COMMUNICATE THE COLOUR AND VIBRANCE OF THIS EXCITING CITY IN WHICH THEY LIVE.+

ON THE ROLE OF THE HONG KONG PACKAGING COUNCIL, MR DORWARD SAID THAT IT WAS SET UP BY PEOPLE RESPONDING TO AN EVIDENT NEED, AND WHO HAD THE FORESIGHT TO SEE THAT THE UPWARD TREND IN QUALITY OF PRODUCT HAD TO BE MATCHED BY PACKAGING IF THE COMPETITIVE EDGE OF INDUSTRY WAS NOT TO BE LOST.

THE INTERNATIONAL PACKAGING SYMPOSIUM WAS HOSTED BY THE K)NG KONG PACKAGING COUNCIL OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES TO MARK THE IOTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HONG KONG PACKAGING COUNCIL.

IT WAS ORGANISED TO PROVIDE AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF PACKAGING KNOWLEDGE.

IN ADDITION TO THE LOCAL AUDIENCE, DELEGATES FROM ASIA’S MAJOR PACKAGING ORGANISATIONS ALSO TOOK PART IN THE EVENT AFTER ATTENDING THE 7TH ASIAN PACKAGING FEDERATION CONGRESS FELD IN TOKYO FROM SEPTEMBER 3 TO 5.

OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE SYMPOSIUM INCLUDED THE PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD PACKAGING ORGANISATION. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSUMER COUNCIL AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG PACKAGING COUNCIL.

HONG KONG/NORWAY TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS ADJOURNED *****

CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND NORWAY ON ARRANGEMENTS TO REPLACE NORWAY’S EXISTING IMPORT RESTRICTIONS OF CERTAIN TEXTILE PRODUCTS WERE ADJOURNED TODAY, AFTER TALKS LASTING FOUR DAYS.

IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE CONSULTATIONS WILL RESUME IN THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT MONTH.

THE CONSULTATIONS ARE BEING HELD FOLLOWING A GATT COUNCIL DECISION IN JUNE THAT NORWAY’S RESTRICTIONS UNDER ARTICLE 19 WERE INCONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE GATT.

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SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENIS BRAY TODAY WISHED BON-VOYAGE TO LOCAL PARTICIPANTS IN THE HONG KONG IN LONDON FESTIVAL AT A RECEPTION HELD IN THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES THEATRE.

OUT OF THE OVER 150 PARTICIPANTS, THE MAIN CONTINGENT, ABOUT 90 PERSONS, WILL BE LEAVING FOR LONDON THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) EVENING.

MR BRAY COMMENDED THE PARTICIPANTS FOR THEIR COMMUNITY SPIRIT. HE POINTED OUT THAT THE FESTIVAL WOULD NEVER HAVE BECOME SUCH A LARGE SCALE EVENT WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT.

DURING THE RECEPTION, SOUVENIR BANNERS WERE PRESENTED IN APPRECIATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF ALL SPONSORING ORGANISATIONS AND PARTICIPATING GROUPS.

THE FESTIVAL, ON SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21, WILL BE THE BIGGEST OVERSEAS PROMOTION THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS EVER STAGED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. ITS FIVE MAJOR ATTRACTIONS WILL BEi DRAGON BOAT RACES, EXHIBITION OF THE JUNK +KEYING I l + , A LANTERN PARADE, A MARKET FAIR AND A CHINESE THEATRE.

MORE THAN THREE QUARTERS OF THE PERFORMANCE IN THE CHINESE THEATRE WILL BE STAGED BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS SUCH AS THE NT HEUNG YEE KUK, CHIU CHOW ASSOCIATION AND KIANGSU-CHEKIANG RESIDENT (HK) ASSOCIATION.

MR BRAY PAID TRIBUTE TO THE UNION INSURANCE SOCIETY OF CANTON, LIMITED, FOR PROVIDING FREE TRAVEL INSURANCE TO PARTICIPANTS. THE COMPANY ALSO SPONSORED THE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR THE FESTIVAL EQUIPMENT SENT FROM HONG KONG.

THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS ALSO THANKED THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION FOR SPONSORING THE DECORATIVE LANTERNS WHICH WILL BE HUNG ALONG THE ROAD IN BATTERSEA PARK WHERE THE LANTERN PARADE WILL TAKE PLACE.

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THE TAI PO DISTRICT ARTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, FORMED MORE THAN THREE MONTHS AGO, IS TRYING TO INCREASE ITS MEMBERSHIP.

THE ASSOCIATION WAS SET UP IN MAY TO PROMOTE ARTS AND CULTURE AMONG TAI PO’S POPULATION OF 100 000.

IT IS BACKED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD.

ALL THOSE LIVING OR WORKING IN THE DISTRICT, WHICH COVERS TAI PO AND SAI KUNG NORTH, ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN. MEMBERS ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE ASSOCIATION.

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PREPARATORY WORK IS NOW UNDER WAY TO FORM A CHILDREN’S CHOIR, A DANCE TROUPE AND A DRAMA GROUP.

THERE ARE ALSO PLANS TO HOLD CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS, COMPETITIONS AND TRAINING CLASSES IN DRAMA, PHOTOGRAPHY, CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY, CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PLAYING AND FLOWER PLANTING.

MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE, MOSTLY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, HAVE JOINED THE ASSOCIATION SO FAR.

STUDENTS PAY AN ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE OF $3 AND GENERAL MEMBERS $10. THE SUBSCRIPTION FOR LIFE MEMBERSHIP IS $100.

APPLICATIONS TO JOIN CAN BE MADE TO TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE.

MANY OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE ASSOCIATION ARE BEING FINANCED BY THE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, WHICH HAS EARMARKED 3100 000 FOR THIS FINANCIAL YEAR.

SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, IS PATRON OF THE ASSOCIATION. LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADER, MR CHEUNG CHE-FANG, IS CHAIRMAN.

THE FIRST INAUGURATION OF OFFICE-BEARERS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 4. MR AKERS-JONES WILL OFFICIATE.

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NOTE TO EDITORS*

JOINT PRIMARY SCHOOLS GRADUATION CEREMONY ******

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (OPERATIONS), I4?S EVELYN DOE, WILL ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) OFFICIATE AT A JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS RUN BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHINA.

MRS DOE WILL ADDRESS THE GATHERING AND PRESENT CERTIFICATES.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD AT 11.15 AM IN THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.


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NOTE TO ED I TORSi

ANT I-DRUG CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY *****

SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES, CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, WILL OPEN THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN AT A CEREMONY IN EDINBURGH PLACE AT 10 AM THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

THE CHAIRMAN OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE, MR KARL STUMPF- THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR BOWEN LEUNG AND OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL ALSO ATTEND THE OPENING CEREMONY.

A TWO-HOUR VARIETY SHOW FEATURING TV ARTISTES AND LOCAL PERFORMERS WILL BE PRESENTED AFTERWARDS.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY AND THE VARIETY SHOW.

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CRAFT APPRENTICES GRADUATE * * * *

AS DEMANDS GROW FOR MORE AND BETTER TRAINED PERSONNEL, JOUNG NEN GRADUATING FROM THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S CRAFT APPRENTICES SCHEME SHOULD HAVE A 600D FUTURE AND ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES, MR D.M. HOWES, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY,

SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT A CRAFT APPRENTICES GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE CIVIL AID SERVICES HEADQUARTERS, MR HOWES SAID OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG APPRENTICES SHOULD BE EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE AND IF THEY NOW HARNESS THE KNOWLEDGE THEY GAINED TO THEIR CHOSEN CAREERS,

PROSPECTS SHOULD BE EXCELLENT.

MR HOWES ALSO REFERRED TO THE RAILWAY’S MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME, WHICH HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO CARRY UP TO 500 000 PEOPLE A DAY BY 1990.

HE SAIDi +THE PACE OF INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND TECHNIQUES HAS BEEN ALMOST TERRIFYING OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES AND INNOVATION SHOWS NO SIGNS OF REACHING A PLATEAU.

+MODERN TECHNOLOGY IS INEVITABLY HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED AND IS SUPERB WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL. HOWEVER, LIKE ALL SOPHISTICATION, WITH FINE TIMING, TIGHT TOLERANCES AND DELICATE DESIGN, THERE ARE POTENTIAL INGREDIENTS WHICH CAN AND DO GO WRONG AND THUS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ON THE ONE HAND AND FAST AND CORRECTIVE EMERGENCY CORRECTIVE REPAIRS ARE VITAL INGREDIENTS IF WE ARE TO HARNESS AND OBTAIN THE FULLEST USE FROM EXPENSIVE INVESTMENT.*

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HE POINTED OUT THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL AND CRAFT APPRENTICES WITH THE VERY THOROUGH TRAINING THEY RECEIVED WAS THEREFORE A VITAL ELEMENT IN SUCCESSFULLY HARNESSING MODERN TECHNOLOGY FOR INDUSTRIAL NEEDS.

MR HOWES RECALLED THAT SINCE THE START OF THE SCHEME SOME 145 TECHNICAL APPRENTICES AND 620 CRAFT APPRENTICES HAD ALREADY GRADUATED.

THE CURRENT SCHEME OF TRAINING CRAFT AND TECHNICAL APPRENTICES BEGAN IN 1969 AS A JOINT EFFORT BY THE PWD’S ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE, THE PWD’S WATERWORKS OFFICE AND THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY. PWD’S GEOTECHNICAL CONTROL OFFICE, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE AND FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT PARTICIPATED IN LATER YEARS.

DURING THE CEREMONY, MR HOWES PRESENTED GRADUATION CERTIFICATES TO 51 CRAFT APPRENTICES.

HE ALSO PRESENTED THE +LAISHLEY CUP+ TO THE BEST CRAFT APPRENTICE, PUN SUN-KEUNG, OF WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

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WATER SUPPLIES DIRECTOR INSPECTS INSTALLATIONS ON CHEUNG CHAU X X * *

THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WILLIAM TUCKER, THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING INSPECTED WATERWORKS INSTALLATIONS WHICH PROVIDE FRESH WATER TO CONSUMERS ON CHEUNG CHAU.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHIEF ENGINEER (CONSUMER SERVICES) CF THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, MR TANG KWOK-YUE.

MR TUCKER SAW WATERWORKS OPERATIONS AND NEW PROJECTS IN PROGRESS ON THE ISLAND.

TWO SERVICE RESERVOIRS, WITH A COMBINED STORAGE CAPACITY OF 3850 CUBIC METRES, PROVIDE FRESH WATER TO 6 370 REGISTERED CONSUMERS.

THE SUPPLY COMES FROM THE SILVER MINE BAY TREATMENT WORKS ON LANTAU VIA A TRUNK MAIN ALONG THE CHI MA WAN PENINSULA AND A SUBMARINE MAIN BETWEEN THE TWO ISLANDS TO CHEUNG CHAU PUMPING STATION AT TAI KWAI WAN FROM WHERE IT IS PUMPED TO THE SERVICE RESERVOIRS.

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS IMPLEMENTING A 13.8 MILLION EXTENSION PROJECT FOR ONE OF THE RESERVOIRS WHICH WILL ENABLE THE TOTAL STORAGE CAPACITY ON THE ISLAND TO BE DOUBLED TO 7 260 CUBIC METRES BY EARLY 1982.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS WORK, THE CAPACITY OF THE TRUNK MAIN ALONG THE CHI MA WAN PENINSULA WILL ALSO BE INCREASED.

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RETIREMENT OF IRD ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER

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THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE, MR CHOW KING-CHO IS RETIRING AFTER 24 YEARS SERVICE WITH THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT.

IN A FAREWELL CEREMONY THIS AFTERNOON, THE COMMISSIONER, MR V.A. LADD PRESENTED MR CHOW WITH A SOUVENIR ON BEHALF OF HIS COLLEAGUES.

MR CHOW JOINED GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN 1947 AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE DEPARTMENT AS TAX INSPECTOR IN 1956.

HE BECAME ASSISTANT ASSESSOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR AND AFTER THREE PROMOTIONS WAS MADE CHIEF ASSESSOR IN 1972. HE WAS APPOINTED ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER IN 1975.

AT THE CEREMONY MR LADD THANKED MR CHOW FOR HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT. DURING HIS SERVICE, MR CHOW HAS WITNESSED A TREMENDOUS GROWTH IN ACTIVITIES, PARTICULARLY IN THE SALARIES TAX UNIT, HE SAID.

WHEN HE WAS IN CHARGE, THE NUMBER OF ACTIVE FILES INCREASED BY SOME 190 PER CENT TO 485 000 AND THE NUMBER OF SECTIONS UNDER HIS CONTROL INCREASED FROM 15 TO 35.

+T0 MEET CHANGES OF THIS MAGNITUDE, MR CHOW FACED BUT SUCCESSFULLY OVERCAME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS WHICH FULLY TAXED HIS RESOURCEFULNESS AND LEADERSHIP,+ MR LADD SAID.

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SECOND CLASS AIRMAIL TO VIETNAM SUSPENDED

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THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCES THAT DUE TO LIMITED AIRCRAFT SPACE ON THE ROUTE TO HO CHI MINH CITY, SECOND CLASS AIRMAIL ITEMS SUCH AS PRINTED PAPERS, SMALL PACKETS AND POSTCARDS FOR THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAN NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED IN THE POST.

AIRMAIL LETTERS INCLUDING REGISTERED LETTERS WILL, HOWEVER, STILL BE ACCEPTED.

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PWD SWIMMING GALA * * *

THE 1980 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SWIMMING GALA WILL BE HELD AT THE ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

ABOUT 300 STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE TAKING PART IN THE SWIMMING GALA WHICH WILL BE OFFICIATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, MR DAVID MCDONALD.

MRS MCDONALD AND THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS UP OF THE MISS HONG KONG CONTEST, MISS JULIA CHAN AND MISS JANET WONG, WILL CUT THE RIBBON AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

MISS CHAN AND MISS WONG WILL ALSO PRESENT SOUVENIR PENNANTS TO GUEST PERFORMERS WHILE THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS WILL PRESENT TROPHIES AND PRIZES TO WINNERS.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, THERE WILL BE SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING DISPLAY BY THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOUR REPRESENTATIVES ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO COVER THE OCCASION BETWEEN 2 PM AND 6 PM AT THE ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14). PWD INFORMATION OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST THE PRESS.

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NEW SITTING-OUT AREAS IN MONG KOK

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TWO MORE SITTING-OUT AREAS WILL BE BUILT IN MONG KOK TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND TO IMPROVE THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT.

THE AREAS ARE IN NELSON STREET AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH RECLAMATION STREET AND CANTON ROAD.

THEY WILL HAVE CHILDREN’S PLAY EQUIPMENT, ARBOURS, BENCHES AND FLOWER BEDS.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

WORK WILL BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT MARCH.

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SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD CLOSED

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BROADWOOD ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO 12 AND HAPPY VIEW TERRACE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) FOR NINE MONTHS FOR ROAD RE-CONSTRUCTION.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PUBLIC REMINDED OF CARRYING IDENTITY CARDS .................... 1

HOME OFFICE MINISTER VISITS HK NEXT WEEK........................ 1

NEW ROAD TO SERVE FANLING HOUSING ESTATE........................ 2

STATUTORY HOLIDAY REMINDER ..................................... 2

NEW REFUSE COLLECTION POINT FOR KWUN TONG ...................... 5

ARTS WEEK IN YUEN LONG ......................................... 3

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CZAJSEWAY BAY AND WESTERN DISTRICT ....................................................... 4

FIRING PRACTICE ................................................ 5

WATER CUT

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1980

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PUBLIC REMINDED OF CARRYING IDENTITY CARDS ******

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT THE ORDER TO EXTEND THE MANDATORY CARRYING OF IDENTITY CARDS TO COVER THE WHOLE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AND OUTLYING ISLANDS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF h£W KOWLOON, TSUEN WAN TOWN. KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl ISLAND WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

THE ORDER, UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULATIONS ALSO EXCLUDES HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON, AP LEI CHAU, MIDDLE ISLAND AND STONECUTTERS ISLAND.

__ „ JHE MEASURE IS TAKEN TO ASSIST THE SECURITY FORCES IN TRYING TO DETECT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS EN ROUTE TO URBAN AREAS AND TO SPEED UP CHECKS SO AS TO REDUCE INCONVENIENCE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN URGED ALL THOSE WHO DO NOT BUT SHOULD HAVE IDENTITY CARDS TO APPLY FOR THEM AT REGISTRATION OF PERSONS CFF ICES.

THOSE WHO ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HOLD IDENTITY CARDS -VISITORS TO HONG KONG - SHOULD CARRY SOME OTHER PROOF OF WHEN VISITING THE AREAS LISTED IN THE ORDER.

ESPECIALLY IDENTITY

FINE

THOSE FOUND NOT CARRYING IDENTITY CARDS MAY BE LIABLE TO A OF UP TO 13 000 OR IMPRISONMENT FOR ONE YEAR.

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HOME OFFICE MINISTER VISITS HK NEXT WEEK * * * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HOME OFFICE, MR TIMOTHY RAISON WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) FOR A WEEK’S VISIT.

HE WILL BE STAYING IN GOVERNMENT HOUSE. DURING HIS STAY HERE, MR RAISON WILL VISIT NEW TOWNS, PUBLIC HOUSING, REFUGEE CAMPS AND PENAL INSTITUTIONS. HE WILL ALSO MEET UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS AS WELL AS SENIOR GOVERNMENT CFF ICIALS.

MR RAISON WILL LEAVE HONG KONG ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE AIRPORT TO COVER THE ARRIVAL OF THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HOME OFFICE, MR TIMOTHY RAISON ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15). MR RAISON WILL BE TRAVELLING ON BRITISH CALEDONIAN FLIGHT BR 382 (ETA 1800 HOURS). PRESS REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO USE THIS FACILITY ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM AT LEAST 45 MINUTES BEFORE INE ARRIVAL TIME. THEY ARE ALSO REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR IDENTITY CARDS IN ORDER TO FACILITATE ENTRY INTO THE AIRPORT RESTRICTED AREA. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT TO ASSIST.

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NEW ROAD TO SERVE FANLING HOUSING ESTATE *****

WORK WILL SOON START ON A 5OO-METRE LONG NEW ROAD TO SERVE THE FIRST PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN FANLING/SHEK WU HUI NEW TOWN.

TENDERS FOR THE WORKS WHICH ALSO INCLUDE TRUNK SEWER AND DRAINAGE WORKS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

THE WORKS ALSO INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOUR-SPAN COVERED PEDESTRIAN/CYCLIST BRIDGE ACROSS THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY TRACK.

THE PRESTRESSED CONCRETE BRIDGE WILL FORM PART OF AN ELEVATED WALKWAY SYSTEM CONNECTING THE HOUSING ESTATE, THE NEW SHEUNG SHU I RAILWAY STATION AND A FUTURE BUS TERMINUS IN THE TOWN CENTRE.

THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. THE WORKS ARE EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER FOR COMPLETION IN 15 MONTHS.

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STATUTORY HOLIDAY REMINDER * * *

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (SATURDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1980 — THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL — IS ONE OF THE 10 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS APPOINTED UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

UNDER THE ORDINANCE ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING DOMESTIC SERVANTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EARNINGS, AND ALL NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN S3 500 A MONTH, WERE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY.

THEY MUST ALSO BE PAID FOR THE DAY OFF IF THEY HAD WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY.

HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO THE EMPLOYEE’S EARNINGS, OTHER THAN OVERTIME PAY, ON A NORMAL WORKING DAY. WHERE THE EARNINGS VARIED FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE OF THE DAILY EARNINGS DURING A PERIOD OF 28 DAYS PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY. PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE ON THE NORMAL PAY DAY.

IF AN EMPLOYEE WAS REQUIRED TO WORK ON THE HOLIDAY, SPOKESMAN CONTINUED, HE MUST BE GIVEN AN ALTERNATIVE DAY 60 DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER THAT DAY.

THE

OFF WITHIN

THE

IF THE ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY WAS TO BE GRANTED BEFORE STATUTORY HOLIDAY, THE EMPLOYER MUST NOTIFY THE EMPLOYEE 48 HOURS 'N*DVANCE OF THE ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY. IN THE CASE WHERE AN ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY WAS TO BE GIVEN AFTER A STATUTORY uni miv tuc employee must be notified of the arrangement at^least MJrs BEFORE THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY. S

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1J, 1980

IF BOTH EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE AGREE, OF A STATUTORY HOLIDAY OR ALTERNATIVE HOL BY THE EMPLOYEE AS A SUBSTITUTED HOLIDAY,

ANY DAY WITHIN 30 DAYS IDAY COULD BE TAKEN

HE SAID.

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

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NEW REFUSE COLLECTION POINT FOR KWUN TONG * ft ft * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS TO BUILD A NEW REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT THE JUNCTION OF WAN HON STREET AND SHU I WU STREET IN KWUN TONG TO REPLACE THE NEARBY KERBSIDE COLLECTION POINT.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE BEING INVITED BY PWD’S ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE.

THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINT WILL BE A SINGLE-STOREY REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURE WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 80 SQUARE NETRES.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN MARCH NEXT YEAR.

ARTS WEEK IN YUEN LONG ft ft ft ft

AN ARTS WEEK ORGANISED BY YUEN LONG JAYCEES BEGINS THIS EVENING (SATURDAY) WITH A VARIETY SHOW IN THE HALL OF YUEN LONG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SECONDARY SCHOOL.

MORE THAN 1 000 PEOPLE, INCLUDING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS, WILL ATTEND.

AMONG THE GUESTS ARE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, W DAVID AKERS-JONES, AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER YUEN LONG, MR K.K. FUNG.

THE SHOW, ENTITLED +ARTS NIGHT+, WILL INCLUDE CHOIR, VOCAL SOLO, VIOLIN, PIANO, BALLET, MODERN DANCE, DRAMA AND CHINESE OPERA PERFORMANCES.

MR AKERS-JONES, WHO IS PATRON OF YUEN LONG JAYCEES, WILL PRESENT SOUVENIRS TO THE PERFORMERS.

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THE ARTS WEEK INCLUDES A FIVE-DAY EXHIBITION AND A TALENT COMPETITION.

THE EXHIBITION, TO BE OPENED TOMORROW (SUNDAY), WILL FEATURE PAINTINGS, CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY, PHOTOGRAPHS, WOOD CARVINGS AND SCULPTURES.

/THE TALENT ..

SATUHDAY, SEPTEMBER 1}, 1980

THE TALENT COMPETITION, WHICH HAS ATTRACTED A LARGE NUMBER OF ENTRIES, WILL START IN YUEN LONG TOWN HALL TOMORROW. THE FINALS WILL BE HELD NEXT SUNDAY.

THE ARTS WEEK, WHICH IS THE FIRST FUNCTION OF ITS KIND TO BE HELD BY YUEN LONG JAYCEES, AIMS TO STIMULATE CULTURAL INTEREST AMONG THE TOWN’S RESIDENTS.

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BAY AND WESTERN DISTRICT ******

A SECTION OF GLOUCESTER ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH CANNON STREET AND A POINT OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 6 PERCIVAL STREET IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 4 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

Except franchised buses, all motor vehicles will be banned FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

MEANWHILE, A SECTION OF HILL ROAD BETWEEN POK FU LAM ROAD AND QUEEN’S ROAD WEST IN WESTERN DISTRICT WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC OVERNIGHT FROM 8.30 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING MORNING ON SEPTEMBER 15, $6, 20, 26, 27 AND OCTOBER 1, 2, 6, 7.

THE ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE ANCILLARY WORK WITH THE HILL ROAD FLYOVER CONSTRUCTION.

IN CONNECTION

IN TSUEN W<N, TSO KUNG STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED TWO-WAY FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY -TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

TRAFFIC SIG|S WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1980

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FIRING PRACTICE * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN/CASTLE PEAK RANGE FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 15-19) NEXT WEEK.

PRACTICE TIMES ARE FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM DAILY EXCEPT ON THURSDAY WHEN PRACTICE ENDS AT 11 PM.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS DANGEROUS TO -INTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING TIMES OF PRACTICE.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE AREA AFFECTED COVERS THE NORTH SIDE OF ELECTRIC ROAD BETWEEN LAU SIN STREET AND TIN CHONG STREET INCLUDING WATSON ROAD, KING MING ROAD, WHITFIELD ROAD, GORDON ROAD, WING HING STREET, TSI NG FUNG STREET, LAU LI STREET, HING FAT STREET AND VICTORIA PARK ROAD.

ALSO ON MONDAY, WATER SUPPLY TO HO TUNG LAU, LOK LO HA VILLAGE, THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, SEA VIEW VILLA AND RED BRIDGE BUNGALOW IN SHA TIN WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR NINE HOURS FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY (TUESDAY).

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO

HONG KONG IN LONDON FESTIVAL DELEGATION SETS OFF............... 1

TRAINS RESCHEDULED FOR TRACK WORK AT RACECOURSE STATION .... 2

CHINESE VISITORS OFFICE MOVES TO VICTORIA BARRACKS ............ 2

ORDERS-ON-HAND SURVEY ......................................... 3

MORE WELFARE PREMISES IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES ............... 4

COURSES TO TRAIN MORE BOILER OPERATORS ........................ 5

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR FUNDS TO FINANCE YOUTH COMMUNITY PROJECTS ............................................ 6

TSING YI ISLAND TO GET NEW PUMPING STATION .................... 7

DAY OF FUN FOR PWD STAFF ...................................... 7

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON WATERLOO ROAD ......................... 8

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1980

HONG KONG IN LONDON FESTIVAL DELEGATION SETS OFF

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A GROUP OF 80 PEOPLE LEFT FOR LONDON THIS (SUNDAY) EVENING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HONG KONG IN LONDON FESTIVAL - THE GREATEST OVERSEAS PROMOTION THAT GOVERNMENT HAS EVER STAGED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

TmE GROUP - THE MAIN CONTINGENT OF THE FESTIVAL DELEGATION CF CVER 150 - COMPRISED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES HEUNG YEE KUK, THE CHIU CHOW ASSOCIATION, THE KIANGSU-CHEKIANG RESIDENTS (HK) ASSOCIATION, AND THE HONG KONG TELEVISION BROADCASTING LTD.

THEY WERE SEEN OFF AT KAI TAK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT BY THE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, >R GEORGE YUEN, WHO WISHED THEM BON-VOYAGE AND EVERY SUCCESS IN THEIR MISSION.

AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS ARE THE CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN CF THE HEUNG YEE KUK, MESSRS LAU WONG-FAT AND LIU YUN-SUM, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHIU CHOW ASSOCIATION, MR LIU LIT-MAN, AS WELL AS A TEAM OF FAMOUS TVB ARTISTES LED BY ROMAN TAM, ROWENA CORTES AND YUEN SIU-FAI.

THE FIRST GROUP OF 12 PARTICIPANTS LEFT LAST WEEK TO MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR THE FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES. THE LAST GROUP FROM THE POK 01 HOSPITAL WILL DEPART LATER THIS WEEK TO JOIN OTHER DELEGATES IN LONDON.

THE FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21 AT BATTERSEA PARK, LONDON, TO PROJECT A FAVOURABLE HONG KONG IMAGE BY ♦SELLING* TO LONDONERS OUR CULTURE AND TRADITIONS.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS OF THE FESTIVAL WILL BE « THE DRAGON BOAT RACE ON THE RIVER THAMES, THE EXHIBITION OF THE JUNK ♦KEYING II + , A LANTERN PARADE, A MARKETING FAIR AND A CHINESE THEATRE.

THE FESTIVAL IS EXPECTED TO DRAW UP TO 250 000 PEOPLE. MILLIONS wHO ARE UNABLE TO VISIT THE FESTIVAL WILL BE ABLE TO SEE OR HEAP ABOUT IT THROUGH THE LIVE BROADCASTS OF THE PROGRAMMES BY LOCAL TV AND RADIO STATIONS.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1990

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TRAINS RESCHEDULED FOR TRACK WORK

AT RACECOURSE STATION *****

TRAINS WILL BE SLIGHTLY RESCHEDULED ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 16 AND 17) AS MAJOR ENGINEERING WORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT RACECOURSE STATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE KCR SAID PART OF THE PLAN TO REBUILD THE ENTIRE LINE INVOLVED REALIGNING THE TRACK LAYOUT AT RACECOURSE STATION TO ENABLE WORK TO CONTINUE ON THE NEW MAINTENANCE DEPOT COMPLEX AT THE NEARBY HO TUNG LAU.

WORK WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM ON TUESDAY AND BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTED LINE CAPACITY BETWEEN SHA TIN AND TAI PO KAU, ALL TRAINS WILL BE RUNNING UNDER TEMPORARY OPERATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS.

FOR THIS REASON, DELAYS WILL ARISE AND IN SOME INDIVIDUAL CASES THIS COULD BE SUBSTANTIAL.

ON WEDNESDAY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, PASSENGERS WERE RECOMMENDED TO TAKE ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF TRANSPORT IF POSSIBLE.

ON AND FROM THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) TRAINS WOULD BE RUNNING REASONABLY NORMAL BUT OCCASIONAL DELAYS COULD ARISE, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

FULL NORMAL SERVICES WILL BE RESUMED ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY REGRETS THE INCONVENIENCE THAT MAY BE CAUSED TO PASSENGERS BUT SOME DISRUPTION FROM TIME TO TIME IS INEVITABLE DURING THE COMPLEX TASK OF REBUILDING THE RAILWAY.

HOWEVER, EVERY EFFORT IS AND WILL BE MADE TO KEEP THE DISRUPTION DOWN TO AN IRREDUCIBLE MINIMUM.

TIME TABLES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT ALL STATIONS FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE PASSENGERS.

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CHINESE VISITORS OFFICE MOVES TO VICTORIA BARRACKS ******

THE CHINESE VISITORS OFFICE OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL OPERATE FROM ITS NEW OFFICE IN VICTORIA BARRACKS TOMORROW (MONDAY).

ITS OFFICE IN CAXTON HOUSE, DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL DISTRICT HAS CLOSED.

THE OFFICE PROCESSES APPLICATIONS FOR EXTENSION OF STAY AND RE-ENTRY VISAS FROM PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE FROM CHINA AND ARE HOLDING PASSPORTS ISSUED BY THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID WITH THIS MOVE OF OFFICE ALL APPLICATIONS MADE BY IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA WOULD BE PROCESSED AT VICTOR IA BARRACKS.

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0RDERS-0N-HAND SURVEY * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT CRDERS-CN-HAND STATISTICS AS FOLLOWS I

TODAY (SUNDAY) RELEASED

ORDERS-ON-HAND IN TERMS OF MONTHS

INDUSTRY GROUP JUNE 1980 JULY 1980

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR 5.0 4.9

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL 2.6 2.5

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 4.2 3.8

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, EXCEPT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT 4.3 4.0

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MACHINERY, APPARATUS, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES 5.2 5.3

OTHERS 3.8 3.5

ALL MANUFACTURING 4.4 4.3

THESE STATISTICS ARE BASED ON AN UPDATED AND ENLARGED PANEL OF THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES SELECTED BY REFERENCE TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT SIZE IN SEPTEMBER 1979. AS THE PANEL IS NOT A SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED SAMPLE, RESULTS OBTAINED WILL BE REPRESENTATIVE ONLY OF THE COMPANIES INCLUDED IN THE PANEL, BUT IT IS HOPED THAT THEY WILL GENERALLY INDICATE THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE.

THE SURVEY, WHICH IS CONDUCTED MONTHLY, ALSO CONTAINS QUESTIONS ON EMPLOYMENT AND PAYROLL AND COVERS THE CONSTRUCTION AND SELECTED SERVICES SECTORS BESIDES MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JULY 1900 IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, AT $1 A COPY. ENQUIRIES ON THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE AT THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL: 5-274203).

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MORE WELFARE PREMISES IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM VOLUNTARY AGENCIES FOR PREMISES EARMARKED FOR WELFARE PURPOSES IK 18 PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

THIRTY-EIGHT PREMISES, WITH A TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF OVER 16 100 SQUARE METRES, HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR SUCH PURPOSES. THEY VARY IN SIZES FROM 93 TO 1 680 SQUARE METRES.

OF THESE PREMISES, 12 ARE INTENDED FOR SOCIAL CENTRES AND THREE FOR HOSTELS FOR THE ELDERLY- THREE FOR CLUBS, TWO FOR HOSTELS AND TWO FOR SHELTERED WORKSHOPS FOR THE DISABLED- 11 FOR CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH CENTRES- AND FIVE FOR NURSERIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THIS LATEST INFORMATION ON WELFARE PREMISES HAD BEEN PASSED TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES FOR FOREWARD PLANNING.

HE SAID THE DEPARTMENT REGULARLY LIAISED WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY ON THE ALLOCATION OF WELFARE PREMISES TO ENSURE A BALANCED PROVISION OF WELFARE SERVICES IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

PREMISES WHICH ARE NOW RESERVED ARE EITHER IN EXISTING ESTATES CR IN ESTATES UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR TO BE BUILT SHORTLY, AND ARE ALL EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE BEFORE 1985-86.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID TWO PREMISES FOR RUNNING SOCIAL CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY WERE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE SHEK LEI ESTATE IN TSUEN WAN AND LAM TIN ESTATE IN KWUN TONG.

PREMISES WITH A TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF ABOUT 15 633 SQUARE METRES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE IN 16 ESTATES NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR TO BE BUILT IN THE NEAR FUTURE, HE SAID.

THESE ESTATES ARE IN AP LEI CHAU ON HONG KONG ISLAND, NGAU TAU KOK, WONG TAI SIN AND KWUN TONG IN KOWLOON, AND IN SHA TIN, TAI PO, SHEUNG SHUI, TSUEN WAN AND TUEN MUN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID APPLICATIONS FOR THE PREMISES SHOULD REACH, ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 15, 1983, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT IN THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE, 19TH FLOOR, AT 283 GLOUCESTER ROAD, HONG KONG.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PREMISES OR APPLICATION PROCEDURES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT SECTION (TEL NO 5-774659).

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COURSES TO TRAIN MORE BOILER OPERATORS

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THE HAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AND THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, ARE TO RUN EVENING COURSES TO TRAIN MORE QUALIFIED BOILER OPERATORS.

THE DEPARTMENT HAD APPROACHED THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE POLYTECHNIC TO ORGANISE THE COURSES WITH A VIEW TC SOLVING A SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED OPERATORS, MAINLY IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) UNDER THE BOILERS AND PRESSURE RECEIVERS ORDINANCE ALU BOILERS MUST BE OPERATED UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF PEOPLE HOLDING CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY.

THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES SITTING FOR CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY EXAMINATION HAD DOUBLED, BUT THIS STILL COULD NOT SOLVE THE SHORTAGE.

♦WITH A VIEW TO OVERCOMING THE SHORTAGE, ASSISTANCE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC WAS SOUGHT. AS A RESULT, THE POLYTECHNIC AND THE HAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE HAVE AGREED TO START EVENING COURSES OF 16 TO 18 HOURS DURATION EXTENDING OVER FOUR TO FIVE WEEKS.+

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE COURSES WERE EXPECTED TO START IN EARLY OCTOBER AND INITIALLY WOULD COVER THE BOILERS USED IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY, I.E. CLASSES III AND I I 1(A).

PEOPLE HOLDING CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY FOR CLASS III BOILERS WERE ALLOWED TO OPERATE THE MANUALLY AS WELL AS THE AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED BOILERS AND STEAM RECEIVERS, HE SAID.

THOSE HOLDING CERTIFICATES FOR CLASS I I 1(A) BOILERS WERE PERMITTED TO OPERATE THE MANUALLY CONTROLLED BOILERS ONLY.

THEREFORE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, CANDIDATES FOR THE CLASS III BOILER COURSE SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST NINE MONTHS’ EXPERIENCE IN OPERATING BOILERS, OF WHICH AT LEAST SIX MONTHS MUST BE IN CONNECTION WITH THE AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLED BOILERS. THOSE FOR CLASS I I 1(A) SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST SIX MONTHS’ EXPERIENCE IN OPERATING MANUALLY CONTROLLED BOILERS.

CANDIDATES FOR THE COURSES SHOULD NORMALLY BE MORE THAN 21 YEARS OLD.

THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION WILL BE CANTONESE. AT THE END OF THE COURSES THE CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE A WR ITTEN EXAMINATION.

THOSE SUCCESSFUL IN THE EXAMINATION WILL BE ISSUED WITH CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY BY THE PRINCIPAL SURVEYOR OF BOILERS AND PRESSURE RECEIVERS OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WITHOUT HAVING TO SIT FOR THE DEPARTMENTAL EXAMINATION.

THOSE INTERESTED IN THE COURSES SHOULD APPROACH THE °OLYT£CHNIC OR THE HAKING WONG INSTITUTE FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR APPL I CAT I ON FORMS.

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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR FUNDS TO FINANCE YOUTH COMMUNITY PROJECTS ******

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS SO FAR THIS YEAR ALLOCATED OVER 5123 500 UNDER ITS OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME TO FINANCE 72 COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS INITIATED BY YOUTH GROUPS.

THE DEPARTMENT IS NOW INVITING THE SECOND ROUND OF APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS UNDER THE SCHEME FOR THE CURRENT YEAR. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 12.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THE SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN 1974 TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO INITIATE AND IMPLEMENT THEIR OWN PROJECTS.

HE SAID 92 APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED IN THE FIRST ROUND THIS YEAR AND 72 WERE SUCCESSFUL.

THE APPROVED PROJECTS COVERED COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED, YOUNG CHILDREN, AS WELL AS CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT PROJECTS SUBMITTED WERE ASSESSED FOR THEIR YOUTH INVOLVEMENT, COMMUNITY BENEFITS, INNOVATION, FEASIBILITY AND OPTIMUM USE OF RESOURCES.

THE MAXIMUM GRANT FOR EACH PROJECT IS $2 500, HE SAID, AND PROJECTS ARE CARRIED OUT UNDER CLOSE WORKING LIAISON WITH THE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN TO ANY GROUP OF AT LEAST SEVEN MEMBERS AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 25 YEARS, AND SPONSORED BY A SCHOOL, YOUTH AGENCY OR BUSINESS ORGANISATION.

GROUPS WHICH ARE NOT SO SPONSORED MAY ALSO APPLY PROVIDED THEY HAVE OBTAINED THE APPROVAL OF THE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS.

APPLICATIONS FOR AND ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SCHEME CAN BE MADE AT THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICES IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS.

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TSING Yl ISLAND TO GET NEW PUMPING STATION * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SALT WATER PUMPING STATION AND STAFF QUARTERS ON THE RECLAMATION AT THE EASTERN PART OF TSING Yl ISLAND NEAR THE TSING Yl BRIDGE.

THE PUMPING STATION WILL HAVE A CAPACITY OF SUPPLYING 24 000 CUBIC METRES OF SALT WATER A DAY.

ON COMPLETION, IT WILL NOT ONLY IMPROVE THE SUPPLY OF SEA-wATER FOR FLUSHING TO THE ISLANDERS BUT WILL ALSO IMPROVE FIRE FIGHTING FACILITIES ON THE ISLAND.

WORK OK THE PROJECT WILL BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE 13 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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IT WAS A DAY OF COLOUR, THRILLS AND SPILLS AT ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL TODAY (SUNDAY) WHEN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HELD ITS 1980 SWIMMING GALA.

THE COLOUR WAS PROVIDED BY THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS UP OF THE MISS HONG KONG CONTEST, MISS JULIA CHAN AND MISS JANET wONG WHEN THEY ASSISTED MRS MCDONALD, WIFE OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, IN CUTTING THE OPENING CEREMONY RIBBON.

AND THEN IT WAS A BIG SPLASH DURING THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON AS 25 EVENTS WERE BATTLED OUT WITH 516 ENTRIES FROM PWD STAFF WHEN THEY COMPETED IN FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREASTSTROKE AND BUTTERFLY STYLES, RELAYS AND MEDLEYS.

THERE WAS VARIETY FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN AND DISTANCE OF SWIM RANGED FROM 25 METRES TO 430 METRES.

TWELVE OFFICES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT SUBMITTED ENTRIES, THE HIGHEST NUMBER FROM THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE WITH 149 ENTRIES AND 58 COMPETITORS.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, AS JUDGES AND OFFICIALS TOTTED UP FINAL SCORES, THE SWIMMERS AND SPECTATORS WERE TREATED TO A DISPLAY OF SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING BY MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB.

DURING HIS OPENING ADDRESS, THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, MR DAVID MCDONALD, PRAISED THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

THE OBJECTS OF THE COMMITTEE, HE SAID, WERE TO PROMOTE RELATIONSHIP, MUTUAL HELP AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG FELLOw COLLEAGUES IN THE DEPARTMENT AND TO PROMOTE AND ORGANISE SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE GENERAL. INTEREST OF PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT STAFF.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1980

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON WATERLOO ROAD ******

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON WATERLOO ROAD ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 16).

THE NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC ALONG WATERLOO ROAD NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH YIM PO FONG STREET WILL BE REDUCED TO ONE LANE FROM 10 AM ON THAT DAY FOR ABOUT NINE MONTHS FOR THE RE-CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAILWAY BRIDGE OVER WATERLOO ROAD.

AT THE SAME TIME, RIGHT TURNS FROM WYLIE ROAD INTO WATERLOO ROAD AND "ROM WATERLOO ROAD INTO YIM PO FONG STREET WILL BE PROHIBITED.

CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTE NO 103 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WYLIE ROAD, PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD AND PUI CHING ROAD.

TSIM SHA TSUI-BOUND MAXICAB ROUTE NO 8 FROM HO MAN TIN WILL ALSO BE RE-ROUTED VIA PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, PU I CHING ROAD AND FAT KWONG STREET.

A BOX JUNCTION WILL BE SET UP AT THE INTERSECTION OF WATERLOO ROAD, SOARES AVENUE AND PU I CHING ROAD TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

IN MONG KOK, SOARES AVENUE WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY.

WITHIN THIS CLEARWAY, ALL VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM, AND BETWEEN 1 PM AND 7 ?M DAILY.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED ................... 1

FACTORY LAW BREAKERS FACE PROSECUTION ...................... 2

KCR DOUBLE TRACKING TO ENTER NEW PHASE ..................... 2

PRESS CONFERENCE ON KCR MODERNISATION ...................... J

POWER SUPPLY FOR MORE SQUATTERS ........... ................ J

NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE OPENS SUB-OFFICE AT FANLING ........... 4

PRE-WAR BUILDING DECLARED DANGEROUS ........................ 5

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS .................................. 5

SCHOOLS INVITED TO JOIN HEALTH EDUCATION CONTEST ........... 6

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER......... 6

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REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED *****

THE GOVERNMENT IS DEVELOPING REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR Trie DISABLED IN THE AREAS OF PREVENTION, EDUCATION AND TRAINING, AS WELL AS MEDICAL AND SOCIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS EVELYN DOE, SAID THIS TODAY (MONDAY) AT A JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS RUN BY THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN CHINA.

AT THE CEREMONY IN CITY HALL MRS DOE SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S OVERALL POLICY OBJECTIVE WAS TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES AS TO ENABLE DISABLED PERSONS TO DEVELOP THEIR PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL CAPABILITIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT.

SHE SAID THE OBJECTIVE WAS SET OUT IN THE WHITE PAPER, ♦INTEGRATING THE DISABLED INTO THE COMMUNITY: A UNITED FRONT*, PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN 1977.

THE TARGET GROUPS ARE THE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED, THE MENTALLY ILL, AND PEOPLE WITH VISUAL AND HEARING DEFECTS, SHE SA ID.

SOCIAL REHABILITATION SERVICES, SHE SAID, INCLUDE COUNSELLING, HOUSING, RESIDENTIAL CARE, TRANSPORT, ACCESS, SPORTS AND RECREATION.

MRS DOE SAID THAT IN PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION FOR THE DISABLED, ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE AS FAR AS POSSIBLE TO ALLOCATE HOUSING NEAR THEIR PLACE OF WORK.

♦DISABLED OR ELDERLY PERSONS WHO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPASSIONATE REHOUS ING,+ SHE SAID.

FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES, RESIDENTIAL CARE IS PROVIDED IN THE FORM OF LONG-STAY CARE HOMES, HALF-wAY HOUSES AND HOSTELS, SHE SAID.

DISABLED PEOPLE ARE PREPARED FOR JOBS THROUGH SPECIAL EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING, MRS DOE SAID, WHILST SHELTERED WORKSHOPS ARE OPERATED FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ENTER OPEN EMPLOYMENT BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF DISABILITIES.

♦ON THE OTHER HAND, SPORTS AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES ARE PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AS THESE ARE ESSENTIAL TO A BALANCED LIFE AND ARE OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE TO TnE DISABLED,+ SHE SAID.

AS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, SHE SAID, THE GOVERNMENT GIVES SPECIAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE AND DISABILITY SUPPLEMENT TO HELP DISABLED PERSONS WHO HAVE LOST ALL OR PART OF THEIR EARNING CAPACITY.

IN ADDITION, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT ALLOCATES GRANTS FROM CHARITABLE FUNDS TO HELP PURCHASE NECESSARY EQUIPMENT SUCH AS HEARING AIDS AND WHEELCHAIRS, SHE ADDED.

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FACTORY LAW BREAKERS FACE PROSECUTION

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THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S PROSECUTIONS UNIT TOOK OUT A TOTAL OF 744 PROSECUTIONS LAST MONTH (AUGUST) AGAINST INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS FOR VIOLATING LABOUR LEGISLATION.

AS A RESULT, THERE WERE 732 CONVICTIONS WITH FINES AMOUNTING TO $501 323 IMPOSED BY THE COURTS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE MAJORITY OF CASES WERE RELATED TO EREACHES OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ORDINANCE AND VARIOUS REGULATIONS MADE UNDER THE ORDINANCE, INCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTION SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS.

AMONG THEM, 218 CONCERNED BREACHES OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY REGULATIONS AND THE FINES TOTALLED 5232 359.

OF THESE CASES, 115 (WITH 3102 859 IN FINES) WERE FOR BREACHES OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (GUARDING AND OPERATION OF MACHINERY) REGULATIONS AND 68 (WITH 591 250 IN FINES) wERE FOR BREACHES OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS.

OFFENCES RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS ACCOUNTED FOR 497 CASES AND FINES TOTALLED $253 970.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE PROSECUTIONS WERE MAINLY THE RESULT OF CONTINUAL ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT’S FACTORY INSPECTORATE iND THE LABOUR INSPECTORATE.

HE POINTED OUT THAT IT TOOK MORE THAN LAWS TO STAMP OUT MALPRACTICES AND OFFENCES IN INDUSTRY AND THAT CO-OPERATION WAS NEEDED FROM ALL CONCERNED TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION.

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ENTER NEW PHASE *

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER ON DOUBLE TRACKING ANOTHER SECTION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY SOUTH OF TAI PO KAU STATION TO THE TAI PO MARKET STATION.

THE WORK WILL INCLUDE DOUBLE TRACKING THREE KILOMETRES OF RAILWAY LINE, CONSTRUCTION OF STATION PLATFORMS AND PASSENGER SUBWAYS FOR THE NEW TAI PO MARKET STATION WHICH WILL BE LOCATED ABOUT 799 METRES SOUTH OF THE EXISTING ONE.

IN ADDITION TO EMBANKMENT WIDENING AND LAYING OF A SECOND TRACK TWO EXISTING RAILWAY BRIDGES wILL BE REBUILT TO PROVIDE A HIGHER LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY, AND TWO ROAD UNDERPASSES FENCING ALONG ECTH SIDES OF THE RAILWAY EMBANKMENT WILL EE PROVIDED.

FOUR PEDESTRIAN SUBWAYS WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED TO PROVIDE GRADE SEPARATED CROSSINGS TO REPLACE EXISTING CROSSINGS.

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TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE BEING INVITED BY THE PUBLIC wORKS DEPARTMENT.

THE WORK, EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN LATE 1982, HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE RAILWAY DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, AS PART OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY’S MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME.

THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK FOR THE NEW STATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT LATER UNDER A SEPARATE CONTRACT.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON KCR MODERNISATION * * * *

THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY, NF D.M. HOWES WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE KCR’S MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION SCHEME AT 3 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE GIS THEATRE, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

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PROPER ELECTRICITY SUPPLY WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE HOMES OF MORE THAN 220 SQUATTERS IN CHUNG SHAN VILLAGE, WONG TAI SIN ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

A SWITCH-ON CEREMONY WILL BE HELD IN THE AFTERNOON THAT DAY TO MARK THE COMPLETION OF THE SCHEME FOR RESIDENTS OF THE SQUATTER AREA.

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEPHEN SELBY AND THE DISTRICT ENGINEER OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, MR C.F. TSE WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY ORGANISED BY THE CHUNG SHAN VILLAGE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE.

THE COMMITTEE HAD BEEN FORMED TO CO-ORDINATE AND FACILITATE INSTALLATION WORKS.

THE ELECTRIFICATION SCHEME WAS JOINTLY DEVELOPED BY THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE POWER COMPANY WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

SO PAR, MORE THAN 9 500 SQUATTERS IN LION ROCK AREA AND LUNG YIN HANG HAVE BENEFITTED FROM SIMILAR SCHEMES IMPLEMENTED SINCE 1975.

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THE CDO IS ALSO PLANNING TO BRING LEGAL ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO 7 OOO RESIDENTS IN TAI HOM WOR IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

ALL THESE SCHEMES ARE AIMED AT REDUCING FIRE RISKS AND IMPROVING THE LIVING CONDITIONS IN SQUATTER AREAS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER A SwITCH-ON CEREMONY OF AN ELECTRIFICATION SCHEME IN CHUNG SHAN VILLAGE, WONG TAI SIN AT 4 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17). THE wONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEPHEN SELBY AND THE DISTRICT ENGINEER OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY. ACCESS TO THE VILLAGE CAN BE GAINED FROM A FOOTPATH BRANCHING OUT FROM SHA TIN PASS ROAD AND LEADING TO FAT CHONG MONASTERY.

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NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE OPENS SUB-OFFICE AT FANLING * * * *

A SUB-OFFICE OF NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE WILL OPEN AT FANLING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

THE NEW OFFICE IS SITUATED IN JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, NEXT TO FANLING MAGISTRACY. IT WAS FORMERLY THE FANLING CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY CAMP.

THE SUB-OFFICE IN THREE SINGLE-STOREY STRUCTURES WILL CONSIST OF AN ACCOUNTS OFFICE, A PERMITS OFFICE, THE LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS SECTION AND A LIAISON SUB-OFFICE. THERE IS ALSO A CONFERENCE ROOM.

THE ACCOUNTS OFFICE WILL OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM FROM MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS, AND FROM 9 AM TO 11.33 AM ON SATURDAYS. PAYMENT OF WATER CHARGES, RATES, FIXED PENALTY CHARGES, STAMP DUTY AND CROWN RENT CAN BE MADE THERE DURING OFFICE HOURS.

A TEAM OF LAND ENQUIRIES.

OFFICERS WILL BE ON DUTY TO ANSWER PUBLIC

NORTH DISTRICT

NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, WHICH IS HOUSED IN THE FORMER TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE, COVERS SHA TAU KOK, SHEUNG SHU I, SHEK WU HUI AND FANLING AND A LARGE PART OF THE BORDER AREA. IT WAS FORMERLY PART OF TAI PO DISTRICT, BUT BECAME A SEPARATE DISTRICT A YEAR AGO TO STREAMLINE ADMINISTRATION IN AN AREA OF GROWING POPULATION.

WITH THE OPENING OF THE SUB-OFFICE AT FANLING LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO TRAVEL TO TAI PO TO RECEIVE DISTRICT OFFICE SERVICES.

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PRE-WAR BUILDING DECLARED DANGEROUS

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY (MONDAY) DECLARED A FOUR-STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDING AT NO. 288 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL LIABLE TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THIS MORNING THAT THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTED WITH LOAD-BEARING BRICK WALLS AND TIMBER FLOORS AND ROOF HAD BEEN UNDER SURVEILLANCE SINCE 1973.

FOLLOWING THE RECENT SUDDEN COLLAPSE OF THE ROOF OF THE ADJOINING BUILDING AT NO-290 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, WHICH wAS CLOSED UNDER AN EMERGENCY CLOSURE ORDER, A DETAILED INSPECTION HAS BEEN MADE, HE SAID.

+ IT WAS NOTED THAT THE PREMISES WERE DILAPIDATED WITH SOME STRUCTURAL CRACKS AND THAT THERE HAD BEEN SOME RECENT MOVEMENT IN THE PARTY WALL WITH NO 290 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WHICH WOULD RENDER ITS STABILITY DOUBTFUL AFTER THE DEMOLITION OF THE BUILDING AT NO. 293,+ HE ADDED.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 AM ON OCTOBER 6, I960 WERE POSTED TODAY.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR JOHN RIDDELL-SaAN WILL PRESENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS TO SIX STUDENTS WHO ARE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SCHOLARSHIP AND THE MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR THE 1980/81 ACADEMIC YEAR.

THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 3.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, ROOM 1404, 14TH FLOOR, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE PRESENTATION.

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SCHOOLS INVITED TO JOIN HEALTH EDUCATION CONTEST * * * *

HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO NOMINATE REPRESENTATIVES COMPETE IN THE 1980 SCHOOLS’ HEALTH EDUCATION SPEECH AND SONG

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CONTEST.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY: +THE CONTEST IS AN ANNUAL FUNCTION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SCHOOL CHILDREN IN HONG KONG MORE AWARE OF HEALTH,* HE SAID.

THE THEME OF THE CONTEST IS +PERSONAL HABITS AND YOUR HEALTH.*

ENTRIES TO THE SONG CONTEST MUST BE ORIGINAL SONGS IN CHINESE OR ENGLISH FOR GROUP PERFORMANCE WITH OR WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT, AND SHOULD BE OF NOT MORE THAN TWO MINUTES’ DURATION.

THERE WILL BE A PRIMARY SECTION AND A SECONDARY SECTION, AND SCHOOLS MAY ENTER ONE TEAM OF 30 TO 60 PUPILS FOR EACH SECTION.

THE SPEECH CONTEST WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR SECTIONS IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH FOR BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

+HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTED TO HOLD PRELIMINARY ROUNDS TO SELECT THE SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE BEST QUALIFIED TO COMPETE IN THE SPEECH CONTEST,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SPEECHES WILL BE LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES DURATION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CONTESTANTS AND THREE MINUTES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL COMPETITORS.

ELIMINATION CONTESTS WILL BE HELD AT DIFFERENT CENTRES IN HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ON NOVEMBER 1.

THE FINALS OF THE SPEECH COMPETITION WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 15 AND THAT FOR SONG CONTEST ON NOVEMBER 29 IN CITY HALL.

WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES AND BOOK COUPONS RANGING FROM 3130 TO 3600.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SENIOR HEALTH INSPECTOR, HEALTH EDUCATION SECTION, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, 28 01 KwAN ROAD, 01 KwAN COURT, 2ND FLOOR, HONG KONG.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES TO THE SONG CONTEST IS OCTOBER 31, AND THAT FOR THE SPEECH COMPETITION IS OCTOBER 13.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER

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THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR REPAIRS FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1980

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GOVERNMENT DECIDES NOT TO DECLARE HK CLUB BUILDING A MONUMENT .......................................... n

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA TO STOP OVER HERE ......................... 2

PRICE MOVEMENT OF EXTERNAL TRADE IN FIRST HALF GF 1980 .... 3

TECHNICAL EDUCATION CHIEF RETIRES ............................ 5

AUSTRALIAN PEN/tL OFFICIAL HERE ON A VISIT ................... 6

PAYMENT MADE TO DUST DISEASE PATIENTS ........................ 7

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS ........................................... o

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CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 5 .............. 8

LOCAL YOUNG MUSICIANS GIVE CONCERT ........................... 9

ROAD JUNCTION REOPENS TO TRAFFIC ............................ 10

SALT WATER COT ............................................

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GOVERNMENT DECIDES NOT TO DECLARE HK CLUB BUILDING A MONUMENT

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED NOT TO DECLARE THE HONG KONG CLUB BUILDING A MONUMENT.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WHILE THE AESTHETIC AND HISTORIC VALUE OF THE BUILDING WAS RECOGNISED, AND THE REASONS FOR THE ANTIQUITIES ADVISORY BOARD’S RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CLUB BUILDING BE DECLARED A MONUMENT ARE NOT DISPUTED, THE HUGE COST INVOLVED COULD NOT JUSTIFIABLY BE CHARGED TO THE PUBLIC PURSE.

THE GOVERNMENT DECISION FOLLOWS LONG AND CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE ALTERNATIVES AND CONSEQUENCES.

+ IT WAS NOT A HASTY DECISION,* SAID THE SPOKESMAN. +AFTER THE MOST STUDIOUS SCRUTINY OF ALTERNATIVES TO THE DECISION BY THE CLUB BOARD TO REDEVELOP THE SITE, IT IS FELT THE FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES CF RETAINING THE BUILDING CANNOT BE JUSTIFIED.*

HE SAID THERE WERE UNDOUBTEDLY SOME WHO FELT THE CLUB BUILDING, WHICH DATES BACK TO 1897, WAS A PLEASANT RELIEF TO THE CROWDED CENTRAL DISTRICT, BUT THE GOVERNMENT WAS NOT SATISFIED THAT HUGE SUMS CF MONEY SHOULD BE DIVERTED TO DECLARING THE BUILDING A MONUMENT INSTEAD OF BEING USED FOR MORE IMPORTANT PRIORITIES.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT IF THE HONG KONG CLUB BUILDING WAS TO BE DECLARED A MONUMENT, THE COST TO THE PUBLIC PURSE WOULD BE VERY CONSIDERABLE.

HE EXPLAINEDi +IF THE CLUB RETAINED ITS PRESENT PREMISES, THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT BE OBLIGED TO MEET THE COSTS OF REFURBISHING AND .MAINTENANCE AND THE CLUB WOULD BE IN A STRONG POSITION TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL.

♦THE GOVERNMENT’S OWN ESTIMATE, AT CURRENT LAND VALUES, OF THE VALUE OF THE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL IS IN EXCESS OF $430 MILLION. EVEN IF A MUCH SMALLER SUM WAS AWARDED BY THE COURTS AS COMPENSATION THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS ARE STILL VERY SUBSTANTIAL.

♦THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS ARE VERY SEVERE AND ARE STILL OPEN ENDED THEY WOULD BE LIKELY TO RISE EVEN HIGHER WITH INCREASING BUILDING COSTS AND AS THE BUILDING ITSELF AGES.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THREE MAIN ALTERNATIVES TO ALLOWING REDEVELOPMENT AS THE CLUB’S BOARD WISHED WERE EXAMINED VERY CAREFULLY.

THEY WERE:

* THAT GOVERNMENT GRANT AN ALTERNATIVE SITE SO A NEW CLUB COULD BE BUILT, IN RETURN FOR THE SURRENDER OF THE EXISTING SITE AND BUILDING WHICH COULD THEN BE PUT TO PUBLIC USE-

* THAT THE PREMISES BE RESUMED AND BE PUT TO PUBLIC USE-

* THAT THE CLUB RETAIN THE PREMISES, BUT BE ALLOWED TO TRANSFER ITS DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS BY SELLING ITS PLOT RATIO TO THE OWNER OF A NEARBY SITE.

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THE FIRST ALTERNATIVE, EXPLAINED THE SPOKESMAN, WOULD INVOLVE A DIRECT NON-IN SITU LAND EXCHANGE WHICH, EXCEPT IN VERY EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES IS NOT ALLOWED UNDER EXISTING POLICY, BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE OF LAND FOR SUCH PURPOSES.

THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THIS ARRANGEMENT IN THE FORM OF A FREE GRANT OF AN ALTERNATIVE SITE TO THE CLUB WOULD BE IN THE ORDER OF $500 MILLION AT CURRENT LAND VALUES, MORE THAN IF THE BUILDING WAS DECLARED A MONUMENT AND COMPENSATION PAID.

THE SECOND ALTERNATIVE WOULD ALSO INVOLVE A COST TO THE PUBLIC PURSE OF AROUND $500 MILLION, IN THE FORM OF COMPENSATION PAYABLE TO THE CLUB.

♦AGAIN, THIS CAN HARDLY BE JUSTIFIED,+ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

AS TO THE THIRD ALTERNATIVE, THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE PRINCIPLE OF TRANSFERRING BUILDING RIGHTS WAS NOT ACCEPTABLE AS IT WOULD RESULT IN A BUILDING ON A SEPARATE SITE +THAT WOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY IN EXCESS OF THE PERMISSIBLE VOLUME*.

♦THE BUILDING AUTHORITY HAS NEVER PREVIOUSLY AGREED TO THE TRANSFER OF PLOT RATIO FROM ONE SITE TO ANOTHER AND TO DO SO IN THIS CASE WOULD CREATE A MOST DANGEROUS PRECEDENT WHICH IF GIVEN WIDER APPLICATION WOULD UNDERMINE THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF BUILDING CONTROL AND STANDARDS,♦ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

FOR THESE REASONS, HE SAID, THE GOVERNMENT FELT IT WOULD NOT BE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST TO DECLARE THE HONG KONG CLUB BUILDING A MONUMENT.

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PRINCESS ALEXANDRA TO STOP OVER HERE

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HRH PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND THE HON ANGUS OGILVY WILL BREAK THEIR JOURNEY TO AUSTRALIA AT HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 22 FOR FOUR DAYS.

THEY WILL BE STAYING AT FANLING LODGE AS GUESTS OF THE GOVERNOR.

THE VISIT WILL BE PRIVATE.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND MR OGILVY WILL ARRIVE AT KAI TAK AIRPORT IN AN ANDOVER OF THE QUEEN’S FLIGHT AT 9.40 PM ON SEPTEMBER 22. THEY WILL BE MET BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE AIRPORT TO COVER THE ARRIVAL OF THE ROYAL COUPLE.

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PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN ASSIGNED TO COVER THE ARRIVAL SHOULD BRING THEIR IDENTITY CARDS OR PASSPORTS TO FACILITATE ENTRY INTO THE RESTRICTED AREA.

THEY ARE REQUESTED AT 3.40 PM ON SEPTEMBER

PRICE MOVEMENT OF

TO ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM 22. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT TO ASSIST.

EXTERNAL TRADE IN FIRST HALF OF 1980 *****

THE PRICES FOR BOTH DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND IMPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR ROSE BY 12 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1979, ACCORDING TO THE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

HOWEVER, A SLIGHTLY LARGER INCREASE IN VOLUME WAS REGISTERED FOR IMPORTS (♦ 20%) THAN FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS (♦ 18%). FOR RE-EXPORTS, PRICES ROSE BY 12 PER CENT WHILE THE VOLUME SHOWED A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE OF 29 PER CENT.

PRICES ARE BASED ON UNIT VALUES WHICH DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CHANGES IN THE COMPOSITION OR QUALITY OF THE GOODS TRADED. CHANGES IN THE VOLUME OF TRADE ARE DERIVED FROM CHANGES IN TRADE VALUES, AFTER DISCOUNTING THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

AN ANALYSIS OF THE CHANGES IN THE VALUES. UNIT VALUES AND

VOLUMES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY IN THIS YEAR AGAINST SAME PERIOD IN 1979 IS AS THE FIRST HALF OF FOLLOWS:

EXPORT VALUES EXPORT UNIT VALUES EXPORT VOLUMES

CLOTHING (EXCEPT FUR) + 23% ♦ 14% 8%

TEXTILE FABRICS + 16% + 11% 4%

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD ♦ 43% ♦ 13% 26%

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND

RELATED ARTICLES + 40% ♦ 16% + 21%

ALL TRANSISTORIZED RADIOS ♦ 58% * 9% 4- 45%

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ♦ 43% ♦ 13% 4 26%

FOOTWEAR ♦ 27% + 9% 4 17%

NET AL MANUFACTURES ♦ 45% + 20% 4 21%

fCTAL ORES AND SCRA° + 130% ♦ 19% 4 93*

WATCHES AND CLOCKS + 55% - 4% 4 62%

ALL COMMODITIES + 33% + 12% 4 18%

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APART FROM WATCHES AND CLOCKS, THE EXPORT PRICES OF WHICH DROPPED BY FOUR PER CENT, EXPORT PRICES OF OTHER MAJOR COMMODITIES INCREASED AT VARYING RATES (FROM A 9% INCREASE FOR TRANSISTORIZED RADIOS AND FOOTWEAR TO A 20% INCREASE FOR METAL MANUFACTURES).

IN VOLUME TERMS, THE GROWTH RATE FOR TEXTILE PRODUCTS INCLUDING CLOTHING, THE PRINCIPAL EXPORT ITEM (AT 8%) WAS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THAT FOR NON-TEXTILE PRODUCTS (AT 26%).

BY MARKET, EXPORT VOLUMES TO USA, WEST GERMANY AND THE UK INCREASED BY 20 PER CENT, 14 PER CENT AND TWO PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS TO USA SHOWED STRONG GROWTH IN VOLUME TERMS (+ 78%), WHILE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE DELIVERY OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS TO UK (+ 81%) AND WEST GERMANY (+ 40%).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUES, UNIT VALUES AND VOLUMES OF IMPORTS BY MAJOR END-USE CATEGORIES IN FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR AGAINST SAME PERIOD IN 1979 ARE AS FOLLOWSt-

IMPORT IMPORT UNIT IMPORT

VALUES VALUES VOLUMES

FOODSTUFFS ♦ 21% 4 9% * 11%

CONSUMER GOODS * 30% 4 4% * 25%

FUELS ♦ 90% 65% + 15%

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES ♦ 35% 4 13% ♦ 19%

CAPITAL GOODS * 37% 4 7% ♦ 28%

ALL COMMODITIES ♦ 35% 4 12% * 20%

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUELS, THE PRICES OF WHICH JUMPED BY 65 PER CENT, THE IMPORT PRICES OF OTHER END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED MODERATELY, RANGING FROM FOUR PER CENT TO 13 PER CENT.

THE IMPORT VOLUMES OF VARIOUS KINDS OF FOODSTUFFS SHOWED A MIXED TREND. WHEREAS THE LOCAL DEMAND FOR SUGAR (♦ 52%), LIVE POULTRY (+ 30%) AND RICE (♦ 14%) ROSE SUBSTANTIALLY, DEMAND FOR WHEAT AND FLOUR (- 11%) AND SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD (- 10%) DROPPED.

GROWTH IN THE IMPORT VOLUME OF CONSUMER GOODS WAS MAINLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR CLOTHING (♦ 60%), FOOTWEAR (* 53%), RADIOS, TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS AND TAPE RECORDERS (♦ 46%) AS WELL AS PASSENGER MOTOR CARS ( + 22%).

IMPORTED FUELS COMPRISE LIQUID FUEL AND SOLID FUEL. THE IMPORT VOLUME OF LIQUID FUEL INCREASED (♦ 15%) WHILE THAT OF SOLID FUEL DECLINED SLIGHTLY (- 2%).

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WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS, PURCHASES OF VARIOUS KINDS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES SHOWED AN UPWARD TREND. NOTABLE INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES (♦ 69%), COTTON YARN AND THREAD (♦ 68%), RAW COTTON (♦ 59%). WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK ( + 33%) AND YARN OF MAN-MADE FIBRES ( + 29%).

FOR CAPITAL GOODS, REMARKABLE INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (♦ 91%), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY (* 29%) AND OFFICE MACHINES ( + 29%).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUES, UNIT VALUES AND VOLUMES OF RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR END-USE CATEGORIES IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR AGAINST SAME PERIOD IN 1979 ARE AS FOLLOWSt-

RE-EXPORT RE-EXPORT UNIT RE-EXPORT VALUES VALUES VOLUMES

FOODSTUFFS + 14% 9% 5%

CONSUMER GOODS ♦ 38% + 8% 28%

FUELS ♦ 22% 58% 22%

RAW MATERIALS AND

SEMI-MANUFACTURES + 57% 15% + 36%

CAPITAL GOODS ♦ 44% 13% 27%

ALL COMMODITIES ♦ 44% 12% 29%

APART FROM FUELS, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF WHICH DECLINED BY 22 PER CENT, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUMES OF CONSUMER GOODS, RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES, AND CAPITAL GOODS ALL SHOWED SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES (AT 28%, 36% AND 27% RESPECTIVELY).

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TECHNICAL EDUCATION CHIEF RETIRES

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THE MAN WHO PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG’S TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS FINALLY CALLING IT A DAY AFTER 26 YEARS OF GOVERNMENT SERVICE.

HE IS DERIC DANIEL WATERS, BETTER KNOWN TO HIS FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AS DAN, WHO RETIRES AS THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL), A POST WHICH HE HELD SINCE APRIL, 1974.

AT 60, DAN IS STILL AS SPRIGHTLY AS EVER, KEEPING HIMSELF FIT WALKING AND JOGGING SEVERAL MILES A DAY. HE PRACTISES YOGA AND IS A KARATE BLACK-BELT HOLDER.

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DAN WILL NOT BE LEAVING HONG KONG PERMANENTLY. HE PLANS TO RETURN IN DECEMBER AFTER LEAVE OVERSEAS.

+l INTEND TO KEEP BUSY WITH CONSULTANCIES, RESEARCH, SOME WRITING AND THE PROMOTION OF PHYSICAL TRAINING IN HONG KONG NOW THAT MY TIME IS MY 0WN,+ HE SAID.

DAN JOINED THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN 1954 AND WAS MADE HEAD OF THE CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT OF THE FORMER TECHNICAL COLLEGE IN 1963. HE WAS THE PRINCIPAL OF THE FIRST TECHNICAL INSTITUTE - MORRISON HILL - WHEN IT OPENED IN 1968.

IN THE EARLY 197OS WHEN IT BECAME APPARENT THAT TECHNICAL EDUCATION WAS PARTICULARLY VITAL TO THE PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG, DAN WAS POSTED TO EDUCATION HEADQUARTERS TO OVERSEE DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS AREA.

BETWEEN 1974 AND 1980, HE PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF FOUR ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTES - KWAI CHUNG, KWUN TONG, HAKING WONG AND LEE WAI LEE - AND SAW ENROLMENT, BOTH PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME, JUMP FROM ABOUT 8 700 TO OVER 23 000.

♦THE GROWTH IN NUMBERS OF TECHNICAL STUDENTS, AT CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN LEVELS, HAS BEEN QUITE STAGGERING AND IS POSSIBLY UNEQUALLED ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD,+ DAN SAID.

ANOTHER SIDE OF HIS LIFE WHICH IS LITTLE KNOWN EVEN AMONG HIS CLOSE FRIENDS IS THAT DAN WAS A MEMBER OF THE +DESERT RATS* WHO SAW ACTION AT SALERNO AND ANZ 10. HE WAS WOUNDED THREE TIMES DURING THE WAR.

AT HIS FAREWELL PRESENTATION TODAY, ATTENDED BY LARGE NUMBERS OF HIS FRIENDS IN EDUCATION, MR KEN TOPLEY, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, REMARKED THAT DAN DESERVED A WELL-EARNED REST BUT DOUBTED VERY MUCH THAT WITH HIS BOUNTIFUL ENERGY, HE WOULD REMAIN INACTIVE FOR VERY LONG.

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AUSTRALIAN PENAL OFFICIAL HERE ON A VISIT * * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF CORRECTIVE SERVICES COMMISSION, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, DR T. VINSON, IS CURRENTLY IN HONG KONG TO TAkE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PENAL SYSTEM HERE.

HE BEGAN HIS PROGRAMME TODAY (TUESDAY) BY VISITING THREE PENAL INSTITUTIONS, THE PIK UK PRISON, THE PIK UK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND THE LAI CHI KOK RECEPTION CENTRE.

DURING THE VISITS HE SAW INMATES ENGAGED IN PRODUCTION WORK OR ATTENDING CLASSES. HE WAS BRIEFED ON VARIOUS FACILITIES AND PROGRAMMES PROVIDED FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF INMATES.

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PAYMENT MADE TO DUST DISEASE PATIENTS

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EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS TOTALLING $151 OOO WERE MADE FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER THE WEEKEND TO THREE PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM PNEUMOCONIOSIS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT THE RECIPIENTS WERE AMONG 47 APPLICATIONS APPROVED SINCE THE EX-GRATIA PAYMENT SCHEME STARTED ON JULY 10, THIS YEAR.

PAYMENTS AMOUNTING TO ABOUT $1.2 MILLION TO THE OTHER 44 APPLICANTS WERE EXPECTED TO BE MADE IN ABOUT FOUR WEEKS.

PEOPLE DIAGNOSED BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1981 TO BE SUFFERING FROM PNEUMOCONIOSIS AND THE DEPENDANTS OF THOSE WHO DIED ON OR AFTER JULY 10 AND WHO HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED PAYMENT ARE ENTITLED TO THE EX-GRATIA PAYMENT, PROVIDED THEY HAD RESIDED IN HONG KONG FOR FIVE YEARS.

WORKERS WHO SUSPECT THEMSELVES TO BE SUFFERING FROM THE

DISEASE SHOULD EITHER CONSULT THEIR OWN DOCTOR OR APPROACH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT'S INDUSTRIAL HEALTH UNIT AT CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 5TH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI, FOR ARRANGEMENTS OF X-RAY.

ANY ENQUIRY ABOUT THE PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE TO THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S PNEUMOCONIOSIS COMPENSATION UNIT, TELi 3-688353 AND 3-687346.

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SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) HE WAS PREPARED TO MAKE MORE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS TO PURSUE STUDIES RELATING TO FARMING AND FISHING INDUSTRIES IF MORE SUITABLE APPLICANTS CAME FORWARD.

HE DISCLOSED THIS DURING THE PRESENTATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS TO SIX STUDENTS FROM THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND THE MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 1980/81.

HE SAID* +THE PURPOSE OF THESE SCHOLARSHIPS WE ARE AWARDING TODAY IS TO STRENGTHEN EXPERTISE IN THE FARMING AND FISHING INDUSTRIES BY ASSISTING DESERVING STUDENTS TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION IN RELATED STUDIES AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO RETURN TO HONG KONG AND CONTRIBUTE TO FARMING AND FISHING.*

SINCE THE TWO FUNDS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1978 EIGHT APPLICANTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS OR INTEREST-FREE LOANS TO STUDY AT LOCAL OR OVERSEAS UNIVERSITIES AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTES. THIS YEAR’S AWARDS BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT APPROVED TO OVER SI06 000.

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CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 5

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THE 13TH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM, WHICH WAS CANCELLED LAST SUNDAY BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER, WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5.

THE STARTING TIME. VENUE AND PROGRAMME ARRANGEMENTS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED. ALL ENTRANTS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

A TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN TODAY (TUESDAY) URGED THE 410 SWIMMERS WHO PUT THEIR NAMES DOWN FOR LAST SUNDAY’S RACE TO DO THEIR BEST TO TURN UP ON OCTOBER 5.

HE SAID CONTESTANTS SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE CAR PARK AT 9 AM. TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED TO TAKE THEM TO SHA LAN BEACH WHERE THE RACE STARTS AT 10.30 AM.

THE RACE IS OVER A 2 400-METRE COURSE FINISHING AT TAI MEI TUK SEA ACTIVITIES CENTRE.

THE ANNUAL SWIM IS ORGANISED BY TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD. THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, AND MRS AKERS-JONES WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PR IZE-PRESENTATI ON CEREMONY.

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LOCAL YOUNG MUSICIANS GIVE CONCERT ******

THE HONG KONG JING YING WILL APPEAR IN A CONCERT ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) IN THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

THE GROUP RETURNED EARLIER THIS MONTH AFTER A VERY SUCCESSFUL TOUR OF ISRAEL AND CYPRUS, PARTCIPATING IN THE ISRAEL ARTS FESTIVAL AND THE FIRST COMMONWEALTH FILM AND TELEVISION FESTIVAL.

THE THREE COMPONENT GROUPS OF THE JING YING - THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE AND THE HONG KONG SCHOOLS DANCE TEAM - GAVE A TOTAL OF 21 PERFORMANCES DURING THEIR MONTH-LONG TOUR OF THE TWO COUNTRIES FOR AUDIENCES OF ABOUT 30 000.

THEIR PERFORMANCES WON HIGH ACCLAIM FROM MUSIC CRITICS AND AUDIENCES IN THE TWO COUNTRIES. THE JERUSALEM POST DESCRIBED THE CHINESE MUSICIANS’ PERFORMANCE AS 'EXTRAORDINARILY POLISHED,’ WITH SOLOISTS 'OF AN ASTONISHING FACILITY’ AND THE DANCERS AS ’OUTSTANDING’ AND THE WHOLE PERFORMANCE AS ’TRULY FASCINATING.’

ON THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, COMMENTS FROM CRITICS SUCH AS 'THE QUALITY OF STRING TONE IS UNIQUELY SENSITIVE AND SELDOM HEARD FROM ANY ORCHESTRA ...’ AND ’THE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SURPRISED US WITH ITS PURE SOUND, GREAT ACCURACY AND SENSE OF ENSEMBLE. THEIR PLAYING GIVES GREAT CREDIT TO HONG KONG’S MUSICAL EDUCATION ...’ ALL SHOWED THAT THE HONG KONG MUSICIANS PASSED A STRINGENT TEST WITH FLYING COLOURS.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID, +JUDGING FROM ALL THESE COMMENTS, THE JING YING HAVE REALLY DONE A LOT FOR HONG KONG. IT WOULD BE A PITY IF HONG KONG AUDIENCES WERE NOT ABLE TO HEAR THEM FOR THEMSELVES. SO WE HAVE MANAGED TO SQUEEZE IN A SELECTION OF ITEMS BY THE JING YING AT SATURDAY’S CONCERT, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND.

♦SO NOW THE CONCERT WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS: THE FIRST HALF WILL BE GIVEN BY THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND AS PLANNED, WHILE THE SECOND HALF WILL BE TAKEN OVER BY THE JING YING GROUP,+ HE ADDED.

SATURDAY’S CONCERT WILL BEGIN AT 3 PM AND IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

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ROAD JUNCTION REOPENS TO TRAFFIC * * * *

THE JUNCTION OF TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD AND CLOUD VIEW ROAD HAS RE-OPENED TO TRAFFIC FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF WATER MAIN LAYING WORK THERE.

BUT MOTORISTS ARE’ADVISED TO DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE WHEN CROSSING THE JUNCTION AS SOME MINOR WORK IS STILL IN PROGRESS NEARBY.

SALT WATER CUT * * * *

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF DISTRICTS IN WEST KOWLOON WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) FOR A MAIN CONNECTION.

THE DISTRICTS TO BE AFFECTED ARE CHEUNG SHA WAN, SHAM SHUI PO, SHEK KIP MEI, MONG KOK, TAI KOK TSUI AND YAU MA TEI.

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND LOANS TO UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS ....................................... 1

PUBLICITY DRIVE TO PREVENT HILL FIRES .......................... 2

GO-KART RACING IN TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL..................... 3

MORE COMMUNITY AND WELFARE FACILITIES IN PIPELINE .............. 4

ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY ............................ 5

FIRE OFFICER RETIRES ........................................... 6

CAS CADETS TO RECEIVE AWARDS ................................... 6

IMPORTANCE OF EYE CARE FOR STUDENTS STRESSED.................... 6

TRACK WORK TO DISRUPT TRAM SERVICES ............................ 7

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GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND LOANS TO UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS ******

THE LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND LOANS TO UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS WOULD BE AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF ANY INCREASE IN TUITION FEES.

THIS ASSURANCE WAS GIVEN BY A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN WHO SAID STUDENTS SUFFERING GENUINE HARDSHIP COULD APPLY FOR ASSISTANCE UNDER THE STUDENT FINANCE SCHEME.

COMMENTING ON REPORTS ABOUT PROPOSED FEE REVISIONS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD ASKED THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE TO ASSUME CERTAIN FEE LEVELS IN ITS CALCULATION OF GRANTS FOR THE 1981 - 84 TRIENNIUM AND TO NOTIFY HONG KONG UNIVERSITY, THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AND THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC OF THESE ASSUMPTIONS.

HE CONFIRMED THAT FOR GRANT CALCULATION PURPOSES THE FEES TO BE CHARGED BY THE UNIVERSITIES FOR NEW STUDENTS WOULD BE ASSUMED TO BE i $2 500 PER ANNUM FOR 1981/82, $2 800 PER ANNUM FOR 1982/83 AND $3 100 FOR 1983/84.

SIMILARLY FEES TO BE CHARGED AT THE POLYTECHNIC FOR NEW STUDENTS WOULD BE ASSUMED TO BE i $1 600 PER ANNUM FOR 1981/82, $1 900 PER ANNUM FOR 1982/83 AND $2 200 PER ANNUM FOR 1983/84.

FEES WERE NORMALLY REVIEWED PRIOR TO THE START OF A TRIENNIUM AND THE FEE LEVELS WHICH THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ASSUME WOULD NOT BE FURTHER REVISED UNTIL 1984/85.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT IN ORDER TO GIVE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUDGET CAREFULLY FOR TERTIARY LEVEL COURSES, IT WAS PROPOSED IN FUTURE TO DECLARE ANNUALLY THE LEVEL OF FEES TO BE CHARGED IN THE FOLLOWING FOUR YEARS.

♦STUDENTS WOULD THEN BE AWARE OF THE FEES WHICH WOULD BE PAYABLE, IN MOST CASES FROM THE DATE OF ENROLMENT UP TO THE DATE OF GRADUATION.♦

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE REVISED FEES WOULD CONSTITUTE ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE ON TERTIARY EDUCATION.

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PUBLICITY DRIVE TO PREVENT HILL FIRES * ft * * ft ft

WITH THE ADVENT OF THE DRY SEASON AND THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL, THE GOVERNMENT IS LAUNCHING A TERRITORY-WIDE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF FIRES IN COUNTRY PARKS AND PLANTATION AREAS.

THE CAMPAIGN IS THE FIRST FULL-SCALE DRIVE EVER ORGANISED SPECIFICALLY TO WARN OF THE HIGH FIRE RISK IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, AND REFLECTS GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION TO REDUCE THE SERIOUS MENACE CF HILL FIRE.

ANNOUNCING THIS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY): +DURING THE LAST CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL, THERE WERE 145 FIRES OVER THE THREE-DAY PERIOD. THIS GAVE RISE TO GRAVE CONCERN AND WE MUST DO SOMETHING TO PREVENT SUCH A RECURRENCE.♦

DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD ENDING JUNE THIS YEAR, THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 935 COUNTRYSIDE FIRES, RESULTING IN THE DESTRUCTION OF LARGE AREAS OF GRASSLAND AND OVER 580 000 TREES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE COMMITTEE HAD IDENTIFIED THE PROBLEM AREAS TO WHICH SPECIAL ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID. THESE INCLUDE FIRES CAUSED BY GRAVE WORSHIPPING, BARBECUE AND THE BURNING OFF OF VEGETATION.

AS PART OF THE UNITED ALL-OUT EFFORT BY VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, POSTERS WILL BE DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES, WARNING THE PUBLIC OF THE DANGER CF COUNTRYSIDE FIRES. PUBLICITY ON TV AND RADIO WILL ALSO BE STEPPED UP. OTHER PUBLICITY MEASURES WOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

ft MORE METAL POSTERS WOULD BE PUT UP WHERE GRAVES ARE CONCENTRATED TO GIVE ON-THE-SPOT WARNINGS-

ft THE CIVILIAN INFORMATION TEAM OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION WILL STAGE SPECIAL FIRE PREVENTION FILM SHOWS DURING THEIR VISITS TO VILLAGES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES-

ft THE MOBILE FILM UNIT OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL SHOW SIMILAR FILMS IN THE URBAN AREAS IN ADDITION TO MOUNTING SPECIAL BROADCASTS AT BUS AND RAILWAY TERMINALS TO GIVE FIRE PREVENTION ADVICE TO PICNICKERS AND +GRAVE SWEEPERS*.

IN SUPPORT OF THE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN, PREVENTIVE MEASURES WILL ALSO BE TAKEN BY THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED.

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL IMPROVE FIRE FIGHTING ACCESS ROUTES BY CLEARING VEGETATION FROM FCOTPaTmS AND BUILDING NEW PATHS INTO INACCESSIBLE AREAS.

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FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AS WELL AS COUNTRY PARKS FIRE FIGHTING STAFF WILL BE ON SPECIAL ALERT TWOWEEKS BEFORE AND AFTER THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL AND DURING THE SAME PERIOD, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE AND THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL PATROL THE COUNTRY PARK AREAS TO OVERSEE GRAVE WORSHIPPING.

MEANWHILE, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO VISIT ALL VILLAGES INSIDE COUNTRY PARKS TO GIVE ADVICE ON FIRE PREVENTION AND TO ASSIST FARMERS IN BURNING OFF WEED.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SPOKESMAN ALSO URGED THE PUBLIC TO HEED THE FOLLOWING ADVICEi

* USE DESIGNATED BARBECUE SITES OR, BETTER STILL, BRING PRE-COOKED FOOD DURING THEIR VISITS TO COUNTRY PARKS-

ft MAKE SURE THAT CIGARETTE ENDS AND MATCHES ARE PROPERLY EXTINGUISHED BEFORE DISPOSAL-

ft DON'T LEAVE LIGHTED CANDLES, JOSS-STICKS AND JOSS-PAPERS UNATTENDED AND PUT THEM OUT BEFORE LEAVING A GRAVE SITE-

* DON’T BURN OFF VEGETATION NEAR STRUCTURES AND DURING EXTREMELY WINDY AND DRY SPELLS. SEEK ADVICE FROM AN AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT OFFICER IF NECESSARY.

HE WARNED THAT THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR CAUSING A FIRE IN A DESIGNATED COUNTRY PARK IS A FINE OF 15 OOO AND ONE YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT AND FOR A SIMILAR OFFENCE OUTSIDE THE PARK AREAS IT IS $2 000 FINE AND ONE YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT.

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GO-KART RACING IN TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL ft ft ft ft

GO-KART RACING WILL BE STAGED IN TSUEN WAN AS A SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE DISTRICT’S SECOND SPORTS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER.

RACES WILL TAKE PLACE AT SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND, TSUEN WAN, ON THE FIRST AND SECOND DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL (NOVEMBER 1 AND 2).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FESTIVAL’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SAID DETAILS OF THE RACES WERE STILL BEING FINALISED, ALTHOUGH BASICALLY THEY WOULD RESEMBLE THOSE HELD ANNUALLY AT VICTORIA PARK.

HE SAID THE COURSE, ALTHOUGH SHORTER THAN THAT AT VICTORIA PARK, WOULD HAVE MORE CORNERS REQUIRING GREATER SKILL BY DRIVERS.

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BESIDES GO-KART RACING, OTHER NEW ITEMS IN THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME INCLUDE GAMES FOR THE HANDICAPPED, SQUASH COMPETITIONS AND CANOE-POLO MATCHES.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT ADVISORY THE FESTIVAL AND ANOTHER $50 000 PRIVATE DONATIONS.

BOARD WILL PROVIDE $150 000 FOR IS EXPECTED TO BE RAISED FROM

ALL ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD AT VENUES IN TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG PROVIDED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ONE OF THE ORGANISERS OF THE FESTIVAL.

OTHER ORGANISERS ARE THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND TSUEN WAN SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION.

THE FESTIVAL’S OPENING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE NEWLY COMPLETED INDOOR GAMES HALL AT KWAI CHUNG. THIS HAS A MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 8db PEOPLE AND WILL BE THE MAIN VENUE FOR INDOOR ACTIVITIES.

THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD OVER A THREE-WEEK PERIOD, COMPARED WITH WO WEEKS LAST YEAR WHEN IT WAS INTRODUCED.

MORE COMMUNITY AND WELFARE FACILITIES IN PIPELINE ft ft * ft

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT PLANS TO PROVIDE MORE FACILITIES FOR COMMUNITY WORK ANO WELFARE SERVICES BY MORE THAN DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF ITS EXISTING COMMUNITY HALLS AND CENTRES BY MID-1980’S.

PLANS ARE IN THE PIPELINE TO BUILD 16 NEW COMMUNITY HALLS, 11 COMMUNITY CENTRES AND EIGHT ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRES OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

THE DEPARTMENT AT PRESENT OPERATES 11 COMMUNITY HALLS, EIGHT COMMUNITY CENTRES AND NINE ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRES. THEY ALL SERVE AS FOCAL POINTS FOR VARIOUS WELFARE SERVICES, AS WELL AS RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES FOR LOCAL PEOPLE CF ALL AGE GROUPS.

THE LATEST ADDITION IS THE $3 MILLION TAI WO HAU ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN KWAI CHUNG WHICH CAME INTO OPERATION THIS MONTH.

APART FROM RECREATION FACILITIES, THE SIX-STOREY CENTRE ACCOMMODATES TWO SOCIAL CENTRES, ONE EACH FOR THE DISABLED AND THE ELDERLY, A CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE, A CHILD CARE CENTRE, A LIBRARY AND STUDY ROOMS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE INCREASE IN PROVISION WAS PLANNED IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S AIM OF BUILDING A COMMUNITY IW WHICH THERE WAS MUTUAL CARE, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY.

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♦THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY IS TO PROVIDE ONE COMMUNITY HALL FOR EACH PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE WITH 20 000 TO 50 000 PEOPLE, ONE ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR EACH ESTATE WITH OVER 50 000 RESIDENTS, AND ONE COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR OVER 100 000 PEOPLE IN AREAS NOT SERVED BY COMMUNITY HALLS OR ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRES,+ HE EXPLAINED.

HE SAID COMMUNITY CENTRES OR ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRES ARE FOR MULTI-WELFARE SERVICES, WHILE COMMUNITY HALLS PROVIDE FACILITIES TO DEVELOP AND PROMOTE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.

EACH COMMUNITY HALL, HE SAID, HAS AN ASSEMBLY HALL AND A STAGE FOR INDOOR GROUP PROGRAMMES, EXHIBITIONS AND RECREATION AND THEY CAN BE ON LOAN TO YOUTH GROUPS, SCHOOLS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

♦THROUGH THE CO-ORDINATION OF THE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS AND STAFF OF COMMUNITY HALLS AND CENTRES, RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PART IN ORGANISED ACTIVITIES, PARTICULARLY THE EVENING PROGRAMMES,♦ HE SAID.

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ANT I-DRUG CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY * ft * ft * *

SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES, CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, WILL OPEN THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN IN A CEREMONY AT EDINBURGH PLACE AT 3 PM THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD LAST SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14), BUT WAS POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR PETER LEE, CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, MR A.R. CLARK AND OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL ALSO ATTEND THE OPENING CEREMONY.

A TWO-HOUR VARIETY SHOW FEATURING TV ARTISTS AND LOCAL PERFORMERS WILL BE HELD AFTER THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY AND THE VARIETY SHOW AT EDINBURGH PLACE AT 3 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

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THE PRESENTATION OF THE FIRE SERVICES 10.30 AM TOMORROW.

WILL BE HELD IN THE COMMON ROOM HEADQUARTERS IN JAVA ROAD, NORTH POINT AT

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE EVENT.

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CAS CADETS TO RECEIVE AWARDS *****

THE CIVIL AID SERVICES CADET CORPS WILL HOLD A PRESENTATION CEREMONY ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO PRESENT SILVER AND BRONZE AWARDS OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS SCHEME TO CADET RECIPIENTS.

THE CEREMONY, WHICH INCLUDES A PARADE AND A BAND PERFORMANCE, WILL BE OFFICIATED BY UNOFFICIAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, THE HON ALLEN LEE, THE CADET COMMANDANT AND HIS DEPUTIES. MR ALLEN LEE WILL ALSO ADDRESS THE PARADE.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE CEREMONY WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT 8 PM AT THE CAS KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE, 204 ARGYLE STREET, KOWLOON.

IMPORTANCE OF EYE CARE FOR STUDENTS STRESSED

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TEACHERS ARE URGED TO BE ON THE CONSTANT ALERT TO DETECT PUPILS WHO HAVE VISION TROUBLE.

SPEAKING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EYE CARE AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAIDt +IT IS IMPORTANT THAT SLIGHT VISION DEFECTS SHOULD BE DETECTED EARLY IN ITS COURSE AND NECESSARY CORRECTIONS MADE.*

IF TELEVISION SETS MALFUNCTION DURING CLASS THEY SHOULD BE TURNED OFF TO AVOID UNDUE EYE STRAIN, HE SAID.

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IN THE CASE OF TEXTBOOKS, TEACHERS CAN REFER TO A LEAFLET PREPARED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER SHOWING THE VARIOUS TYPES AND SIZES OF PRINT RECOMMENDED FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGE-GROUPS.

ALS0 BE EXERCISED TO PREVENT EYE ACC I DE NTS, ♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID*

TEACHERS OF SCIENCE AND PRACTICAL SUBJECTS SHOULD TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID ERRONEOUS HANDLING OF DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT AND CHEMICALS BY STUDENTS, HE SAID.

♦OBJECTS WITH SHARP EDGES OR POINTS SHOULD BE KEPT PROPERLY AND OUT OF REACH OF SMALL CHILDREN,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ADEQUATE WARNINGS SHOULD BE GIVEN BY THE TEACHERS BEFORE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS PHYSICAL EXERCISES SUCH AS HOCKEY AND FENCING SO AS TO EDUCATE THE PUPILS AND PREPARE THEM TO TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS.

PERSONAL HYGIENE IS ALSO IMPORTANT IN THE PREVENTION OF EYE INFECTION, AND THE SPOKESMAN SAID ALL PUPILS SHOULD BE INSTRUCTED TO AVOID USING OTHER PEOPLE’S HANDKERCHIEFS, TOWELS OR WASHING UTENSILS.

in e/HC!LS’.ATTENT,0N SH0ULD ALS0 BE DRAWN TO THE DANGER INHERENT IN STUDYING IN POOR LIGHTING.

♦THEY SHOULD ALSO BE TAUGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING AN UPRIGHT POSTURE AND APPROPRIATE READING DISTANCE IN THE CLASSROOM AND ALSO AT HOME,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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TRACK WORK TO DISRUPT TRAM SERVICES * ft ft * *

TRAM SERVICES WEST OF WAN CHAI WILL BE SUSPENDED ABOUT 11.30 PM THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) FOR TRACK REALIGNMENT WORK IN CENTRAL DISTRICT.

THE WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT OVERNIGHT, FROM 11.30 PM THAT DAY TO 6.30 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, ON THE EASTBOUND TRAM TRACKS ON DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN DOUGLAS STREET AND ICE HOUSE STREET. NORMAL SERVICES WILL RESUME AT 6.30 AM ON SUNDAY.

THE LAST WESTBOUND TRAMS WILL LEAVE THEIR TERMINI BETWEEN 10.30 PM AND 10.53 PM, WHILE THE EASTBOUND ONES WILL DEPART BETWEEN 11.04 PM AND 11.20 PM.

TRAM SERVICE BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND HAPPY VALLEY WILL NOT BE AFFECTED AND WILL OPERATE AT A HIGHER FREQUENCY OF EVERY FOUR MINUTES AFTER 10.35 PM FROM SHAU KEI WAN.

IN ADDITION, TRAMS WILL OPERATE AT FIVE MINUTES INTERVALS AFTER 10.35 PM BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND WAN CHAI CHURCH (JOHNSTON ROAD).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1980

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CHINESE FESTIVAL TAKES HONG KONG +LIVE+ TO LONDON..... 1

SIR MURRAY TO VISIT NEW YORK ......................... 3

HOME OFFICE MINISTER VISITS NEW TERRITORIES .......... 3

THAI OFFICIALS VISIT HIGH-RISE PENAL INSTITUTION ..... 4

VOLUNTEER SCHEME TO HELP THE ELDERLY.................. 5

EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK NEW SCHOOL YEAR.............. 6

FIRE OFFICER RETIRES ................................. 6

RUNWAY LIGHTS CONTRACT SIGNED ........................ 7

INSTRUCTORS TO PLAY AT BRITISH COUNCIL’S MUSIC HOUR

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CHINESE FESTIVAL TAKES HONG KONG +LIVE+ TO LONDON ******

+ HONG KONG IN LONDON*, A CHINESE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN BATTERSEA PARK THIS WEEKEND (SEPTEMBER 20-21) PROMISES TO BE ONE OF THE MOST UNUSUAL AND COLOURFUL EVENTS TO BE STAGED IN BRITAIN.

AND IT WILL CERTAINLY BE UNIQUE. VISITORS WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO THE EXOTIC WORLD OF THE ORIENT WHERE THEY CAN SAVOUR ALL ITS CHARM AND FLAVOUR IN 7.6 HECTARES OF THE PARK WHICH ARE BEING TRANSFORMED INTO A TYPICAL HONG KONG MARKET TOWN AT FESTIVAL TIME.

MORE THAN 100 ARTISTS, PERFORMERS AND CRAFTSMEN ARE BEING FLOWN SPECIALLY FROM HONG KONG FOR THE OCCASION. THREE CHINESE DANCE TROUPES WILL GIVE DAILY PERFORMANCES ON THE MAIN STAGE OPPOSITE THE GRAND VISTA IN THE PARK. MUSICIANS, ACROBATS AND SOME OF HONG KONG’S BEST-KNOWN TELEVISION ENTERTAINERS WILL ALSO PERFORM ON STAGE DURING THE FESTIVAL WHICH OPENS EACH DAY AT 11 AM. AT LEAST FOUR ONE-HOUR VARIETY PERFORMANCES WILL BE PRESENTED ON EACH DAY OF THE FESTIVAL ON THE SPECIALLY-BUILT STAGE.

THERE WILL ALSO BE MARCHING DISPLAYS AND CONCERTS BY MILITARY BANDS ON THE TWO DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL. THE VOLUNTEER BAND OF HMS COLLINGWOOD - THE +BLUEJACKETS* - WILL PERFORM ON SATURDAY, AND THE BAND AND BUGLES OF THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS WILL PERFORM ON SUNDAY.

TO HEIGHTEN THE ATMOSPHERE OF A CHINESE FESTIVAL, THE VARIOUS FEATURES OF THE TWO-DAY EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AROUND A MARKET-PLACE WHERE ALL THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF HONG KONG WILL COME ALIVE.

HERE CHINESE +DIM SUM* (SNACKS), AND HONG KONG ARTS AND CRAFTS WILL BE ON SALE FROM ABOUT 1Q0 PURPOSE-BUILT STALLS. A DOZEN CRAFTSMEN FROM HONG KONG WILL ALSO DEMONSTRATE THEIR TRADITIONAL SKILLS, MAKING CHINESE DOLLS FROM RICE FLOUR, NOODLES, AND A UNIQUE STYLE OF CHINESE SWEET CALLED *DRAGON'S BEARD CANDY*.

THERE WILL BE A CHINESE PALMIST, GLASSBLOWER, QUICK SKETCH ARTIST, CALLIGRAPHER, SILHOUETTE CUTTER, STROLLING MUSICIANS AND JUGGLERS TO AMUSE THE CROWDS.

FOR ROD HAS

ANOTHER FEATURE OF THE FESTIVAL WILL BE A PUPPET THEATRE.

THE FIRST TIME IN LONDON, THERE WILL BE PERFORMANCES OF CANTONESE PUPPETS BY THE HAN WAH NIEN TROUPE, LED BY MAK SIU-TONG, WHO

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BEEN A PUPPETEER FOR MORE THAN 50

MARTIAL ARTS IN THE FORM OF KUNG PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG WEAVING AND SNAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH POPULAR DRAGON AND LION DANCERS - THE

FU DEMONSTRATIONS WILL BE COMMUNITY IN BRITAIN, WHILE THE CROWDS WILL BE THE DRAGON BEING 24 METRES LONG.

ANOTHER NOVEL FEATURE OF THE FESTIVAL WILL BE THE INCLUSION OF AN UNICORN DANCE - RARELY SEEN IN BRITAIN. THE UNICORN, ACCORDING TO CHINESE LEGEND, IS THE GUARDIAN OF CHILDREN, AND AN

AUSPICIOUS BEAST.

/THE ♦HONG .....

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THE +HONG KONG FESTIVAL QUEEN* CONTEST SHOULD PROVE AN EYE-CATCHER. CHOSEN FROM AMONG SOME OF THE PRETTIEST GIRLS IN THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY IN THE UK, THE CONTESTANTS WILL PARADE IN TRADITIONAL ’CHEONGSAMS’ ON THE MAIN STAGE ON SATURDAY. THE WINNER WILL BE CROWNED BY MISS HONG KONG 1980, WENDA TAI YUET-NGOR ANOTHER OF THE CELEBRITIES DUE IN LONDON FOR THE FESTIVAL. THE LUCKY WINNER’S PRIZE IS A HOLIDAY FOR TWO IN HONG KONG, SINGAPORE AND MANILA.

DURING THE CONTEST, ATTRACTIVE AIR HOSTESSES FROM HONG KONG’S FLAG-CARRIER, CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS, WILL MODEL THEATRICAL COSTUMES WHICH HAVE BEEN WORN IN EPIC CHINESE FILMS PRODUCED BY STUDIOS OWNED BY THE FILM MAGNATE, SIR RUN RUN SHAW.

ONE OF THE SPECIAL EVENTS OF THE FESTIVAL WILL BE THE DRAGON BOAT RACES ON THE THAMES. THE BOATS THEMSELVES ARE TRADITIONAL CRAFT SPECIALLY IMPORTED FOR THE OCCASION AND IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THAT THE BOATS - WITH THEIR 27-MEN CREWS - WILL HAVE BEEN SEEN IN ACTION IN BRITAIN, OR ANYWHERE ELSE IN EUROPE.

CREWS FROM CHINESE COMMUNITIES IN BRITAIN WILL PIT THEIR STRENGTH AGAINST CREWS RAISED FROM THE ROYAL NAVY, ROWING AND CANOE CLUBS, AND BUSINESS HOUSES WITH HONG KONG CONNECTIONS. THEY WILL BE COMPETING OVER THE TWO DAYS OF THE FESTIVAL FOR TROPHIES DONATED BY C.Y. TUNG SHIPPING GROUP.

THE CENTREPIECE OF THE FESTIVAL WILL BE THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE SAILING JUNK +KEYING I l + , WHICH WILL BE MOORED ON THE THAMES AT CHELSEA REACH. BUILT IN A HONG KONG BOATYARD, IT WILL BE THE SECOND CHINESE SAILING JUNK TO BE SEEN IN BRITISH WATERS IN NEARLY 150 YEARS. THE ORIGINAL KEYING ARRIVED IN BRITISH WATERS IN 1848 AND CAUSED QUITE A STIR AMONG LONDONERS. QUEEN VICTORIA WENT ABOARD IT AND CHARLES DICKENS WROTE ABOUT IT IN THE EXAMINER.

+KEYING II + , THOUGH NOT AN IDENTICAL TWIN OF ITS ILLUSTRIOUS PREDECESSOR, IS OF A CLASS OF JUNK THAT HAS NOT BEEN BUILT IN HONG KONG FOR 30 YEARS. IT WAS BUILT WITH A DONATION FROM HONG KONG SHIPPING MAGNATE SIR Y.K. PAO, AND WAS SHIPPED TO SOUTHAMPTON FROM WHERE SHE SAILED AROUND THE SOUTH COAST TO LONDON.

SINCE +HONG KONG IN LONDON* HAS BEEN TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN THE BRITISH TERRITORY, ONE OF ITS MOST SYMBOLIC EVENTS WILL BE ENACTED AT BATTERSEA PARK ON THE FINAL DAY CF THE FESTIVAL. HUNDREDS OF CHINESE AND BRITISH CHILDREN AT THE FESTIVAL WILL BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A LANTERN PARADE. CARRYING AUTHENTIC CHINESE LANTERNS THE CHILDREN WILL WALK ALONG THE MAIN PARADE OF THE PARK AT DUSK, LED BY MISS HONG KONG 1980 AND THE FESTIVAL QUEEN.

AND, TO ROUND OFF THE FESTIVAL IN TRUE CHINESE STYLE, A SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY WILL BE HELD ON THE FINAL EVENING.

THE FESTIVAL IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE GREATER LONDON COUNCIL AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS HOUSES IN BRITAIN.

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SIR MURRAY TO VISIT NEW YORK * * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE ACCOMPANIED BY LADY MACLEHOSE, WILL BE LEAVING HONG KONG ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, FOR A SHORT VISIT TO NEW YORK.

IN NEW YORK HE AND THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK, MR HUGH CAREY, WILL SPEAK AT THE CENTENARY DINNER OF THE HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

DURING HIS TWO DAY STAY, HE WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE OFFICES OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION. ON THE WAY, SIR MURRAY WILL SPEND ONE DAY IN LONDON DURING WHICH HE WILL CALL AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE.

SIR MURRAY WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 18.

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HOME OFFICE MINISTER VISITS NEW TERRITORIES * * * * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE HOME OFFICE, MR TIMOTHY RAISON, WHO IS ON A ONE-WEEK VISIT TO HONG KONG, WAS GIVEN A HELICOPTER TOUR OF THE NEW TERRITORIES THIS AFTERNOON (THURSDAY).

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, W DAVID AKERS-JONES, WHO BRIEFED HIM ON DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES WHICH ARE RAPIDLY CHANGING RURAL AREAS INTO MAJOR NEW TOWNS.

MR RAISON WAS TOLD THAT, FROM A LARGELY RURAL POPULATION OF AGO 000 IN 1961, MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION PEOPLE WILL BE LIVING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES BY THE END OF THE DECADE.

AFTER FLYING OVER YUEN LONG, TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN AND SAI KUNG, MR RAISON LANDED AT SHA TIN WHERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, DR PATRICK HASE. BRIEFED HIM ON THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FROM A VANTAGE POINT AT SUI WO COURT, THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME DEVELOPMENT.

LATER, MR RAISON, ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR DONALD LIAO, VISITED PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, A SQUATTER AREA AND THE SHUN CHI COURT HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME PROJECT IN CLEARWATER BAY ROAD, MR LIAO TOLD THE MINISTER OF THE IMPACT BEING MADE ON THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME BY THE INFLUX OF IMMIGRANTS.

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IN THE MORNING, MR RAISON WENT TO THE BORDER BY HELICOPTER.

HE WAS BRIEFED ON ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT OPERATIONS BY THE COMMANDER GURKHA FIELD FORCE, BRIGADIER I.A. CHRISTIE AND THE DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR M.C. ILLINGWORTH.

AFTER GOING ON A TOUR OF MAN KAM TO AND SHA TAU KOK, THE MINISTER HAD LUNCH WITH OFFICERS OF THE GURKHA FIELD FORCE.

HE WILL SPEND TOMORROW (FRIDAY) WITH THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT AND ON SATURDAY MORNING WILL VISIT KAI TAK NORTH AND KAI TAK EAST REFUGEE CAMPS.

THE MINISTER LEAVES HONG KONG ON SUNDAY


THAI OFFICIALS VISIT HIGH-RISE PENAL INSTITUTION ******

A GROUP OF 13 THAI PUBLIC PROSECUTORS HEADED BY THEIR DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL, MR SOMCHAI PATHAMASUKHON, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE LAI CHI KOK RECEPTION CENTRE — ONE OF THE FEW HIGH-RISE PENAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE WORLD.

MR PATHAMASUKHON IS ALSO THE SECRETARY OF THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR COMMISSION AND THE SECRETARY OF THE MINISTER OF INTERIOR OF THAILAND.

THE MAXIMUM SECURITY INSTITUTION, WHICH WAS OPENED IN NOVEMBER 1977, HAS TWO NINE-STOREY CELLULAR BLOCKS AND AN ADJOINING EIGHT-STOREY DORMITORY BLOCK, AN ADMINISTRATION WING AND A HOSPITAL. IT CAN ACCOMMODATE 960 INMATES.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR TOM ECOB, THE VISITORS TOURED THE CENTRE AND WERE BRIEFED BY THE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT IN CHARGE, MR RAYMOND LAI, ON ITS PROGRAMMES AND FACILITIES.


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VOLUNTEER SCHEME TO HELP THE ELDERLY

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED A THREE-MONTH VOLUNTEER SCHEME, +CARING FOR THE AGED*, UNDER WHICH OLD PEOPLE ARE VISITED, BEFRIENDED AND HELPED AT HOME.

THE SCHEME IS ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE AS PART OF ITS COMMUNITY PROJECTS FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE DISTRICT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THE SCHEME AIMS AT REACHING OUT TO OLD PEOPLE, HELPING THEM WHERE NECESSARY AND STUDYING THEIR SOCIAL NEEDS.

AT THE SAME TIME, HE SAID, THEY ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE PART IN THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE.

UNDER THE SCHEME, 32 STUDENTS AND YOUNG WORKERS VOLUNTARILY GIVE UP THEIR FREE TIME TO PAY REGULAR VISITS TO 100 OLD PEOPLE OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE, HE SAID.

THE MAJORITY OF THE OLD PEOPLE COVERED BY THE SCHEME LIVE ALONE AND ARE RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS, HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT DURING THE VISITS, THE VOLUNTEERS MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE ELDERLY, PROVIDE HOME HELP WHERE NECESSARY AND GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR LIFE.

♦ ON COMPLETION OF THE SCHEME BY THE END OF THIS MONTH, THE INFORMATION COLLECTED DURING THE VISITS WILL BE ANALYSED.

♦THE ANALYSIS WILL SERVE AS A BASIS FOR REVIEWING AND PLANNING SOCIAL ACTIVITIES TO BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY,* HE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF THE ELDERLY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY WAS IMPORTANT, SINCE IT WAS ONLY THROUGH A CONTINUOUS INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY LIFE THAT OLD PEOPLE COULD RETAIN THEIR SELF-ESTEEM, RESPECT AND SENSE OF BELONGING.

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EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK NEW SCHOOL YEAR

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SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) HAS BEEN DESIGNATED EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK THE START OF THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR WITH SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES BEING ORGANISED TO MARK THE OCCASION.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL, AND IN KOWLOON AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH AND HOLY TRINITY CHURCH.

THE SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM AND SERVICES AT THE OTHER THREE CHURCHES WILL BE HELD AT 11 AM.

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

MR KENNETH TOPLEY, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL, AND MR A.J. REEVE, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (FURTHER) WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH.

SENIOR OFFICERS FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO BE ATTENDING THE OTHER SERVICES.

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FIRE OFFICER RETIRES * * * *

TODAY

THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR FREDERICK WATSON (THURSDAY) PRESENTED A SILVER SALVER TO DIVISIONAL OFFICER, LEUNG SHUN-YIU, WHO HAS RETIRED FROM THE DEPARTMENT AFTER MORE THAN 33 YEARS SERVICE.

PRIOR TO JOINING THE FIRE SERVICES AS A SUB-OFF ICER INI 1947, W LEUNG WAS A MECHANIC WITH THE GENERAL POST OFFICE FOR TWO

YEARS.

HE WAS PROMOTED TO STATION OFFICER IN 1959 AND TO ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL OFFICER IN 1961. HE ROSE TO PRESENT RANK IN 1970. NR LEUNG WAS AWARDED COLONIAL POLICE SERVICE MEDAL IN 1967 AND FIRST CLASP TO COLONIAL FIRE BRIGADE LONG SERVICE MEDAL IN 1972.

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RUNWAY LIGHTS CONTRACT SIGNED

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A $2.1 MILLION CONTRACT WAS SIGNED TODAY (THURSDAY) TO PROVIDE CENTRE-LINE RUNWAY LIGHTS AT KAI TAK AIRPORT TO FACILITATE TAKE-OFFS AND LANDINGS.

THE CONTRACT WAS AWARDED TO THE CHINA ENGINEERS LTD AND WAS SIGNED BY MR G.J. OSBORNE, PRINCIPAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND MR L.T. TAO, DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE COMPANY.

THE CONTRACT PROVIDES FOR RUNWAY CENTRE-LINE LIGHTS AND ASSOCIATED SWITCHING PANELS, TRANSFORMERS AND CABLES AND MODIFICATION WORK ON ALL EXISTING FLUSH MOUNTED LIGHTING ON THE RUNWAY TO SUIT THE NEW RE-SURFACED AND GROOVED LEVEL.

THE MODIFICATION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RESURFACING AND GROOVING PROGRAMME OF THE RUNWAY WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE OF THE PWD SAID THE PROVISION OF RUNWAY CENTRE-LINE LIGHTING WOULD REPRESENT AN IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENT TO THE VISUAL NAVIGATIONAL AID SYSTEMS AVAILABLE TO MODERN HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFT WHEN LANDING, PARTICULARLY THOSE WITH HIGH LANDING SPEEDS AND ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT AND DURING PERIODS OF POOR VISIBILITY.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 10 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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INSTRUCTORS TO PLAY AT BRITISH COUNCIL’S MUSIC HOUR ******

THE CHINESE INSTRUMENTAL INSTRUCTORS OF THE MUSIC OFFICE WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL’S FRIDAY MUSIC HOUR TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 5.30 PM.

THE CONCERT WILL BE THE LAST OF THE SERIES OF +FRIDAY MUSIC HOUR* PROGRAMMES PRESENTED BY THE BRITISH COUNCIL AND THE MUSIC OFFICE SINCE MID-JUNE. THIS CONCERT WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SERIES.

PERFORMING AT THE CONCERT WILL BE CHUNG CHING-KWONG, CHAN KI-CHAM AND CHEN TE-JEN.

CHUNG CHING-KWONG IS AN ESTABLISHED ER-HU PLAYER AND EXCELS IN MUSIC COMPOSITION. WITH HIS EXPERTISE IN ER-HU PERFORMANCE, CHUNG HAS MADE A DEFINITE CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS RE-MODELLING THE INSTRUMENT. AT THE CONCERT, HE WILL PLAY HIS WORK + IN PRAISE OF SPRING* WHICH WAS AWARDED FIRST PRIZE IN THE 1978 SICHUAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL.

BORN INTO A MUSICAL FAMILY, CHAN KI-CHAM IS A RENOWNED YANG-CHIN PLAYER. GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION AT THE GUANGZHOU COLLEGE OF MUSIC, HE HAS VAST EXPERIENCE IN THE PERFORMANCE AND TEACHING OF THE YANG-CHIN AND HAS ALSO MADE MANY RECORDINGS.

CHEN TE-JEN LEARNED THE SHI AO, SHO-NA AND SHENG UNDER FAMOUS MUSICIANS, WU TIN-CHUEN AND LI SAI-YIN. HE WAS A MEMBER CF THE FU-JIAN DANCE AND SONG ENSEMBLE FOR 12 YEARS. THE PIECE HE WILL BE PLAYING, + IN REMEMBRANCE*, IS ONE OF HIS COMPOSITIONS BASED ON THE FOLK TUNES OF FU-JIAN.

APART FROM PLAYING THEIR OWN COMPOSITIONS, THE PERFORMERS WILL ALSO PLAY SOME FAMOUS WESTERN PIECES SUCH AS THE + HORA DANCE* AND +THE LARK* ON CHINESE INSTRUMENTS.

ADMISSION IS FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME. ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY OF THE BRITISH COUNCIL, 4TH FLOOR, 255 HENNESSY ROAD, AND THE MUSIC OFFICE AT 9TH FLOOR, ARTS CENTRE, WAN CHAI. ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE AT 5-283257.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

INFLATIONARY IMPACT CONSIDERED IN POLICY DECISIONS ............ 1

PRISONS DEPT'S REHABILITATION PROGRAMME IMPRESSES UK MINISTER ...................................................... 2

.INCREASES IN COMPENSATION FOR RESUMED LAND IN NSV TERRITORIES ............................................... 2

TRANSPORT FOR SHA TIN RACE COURSE ............................. 3

FIVE LOTS OF CROWN LAND FOR SALE .............................. 4

SUSPENSION OF BUS PRIORITY MEASURE ON REPULSE BAY ROAD ........ U

THREE PLANS IN ONE ............................................ 5

MORE OPEN SPACE AND GREEN BELTS ............................... 6

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-NARCOTICS EXHIBITION ........ 7

NEW SHOPPING CENTRE FOR QUEENSWAY ............................. 8

INDUSTRIAL INSTRUCTORS CAN IMPROVE TEACHING METHOD ............ 8

BONSAI SHOW OPENS ON CHEUNG CHAU .............................. 9

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN WATERLOO ROAD ......................... 10

OCTOBER FIRING PRACTICE

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INFLATIONARY IMPACT CONSIDERED * * * *

IN POLICY DECISIONS

THERE ARE LIMITATIONS ON THE SCOPE FOR DIRECTLY CONTROLLING INFLATION IN HONG KONG, BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD REMAIN ENTIRELY PASSIVE TO RESTRAINING INFLATION.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, MADE THIS OBSERVATION TODAY IN A PAPER HE PRESENTED AT THE +LIVING WITH INFLATION* SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION.

♦THE GOVERNMENT, IN FACT, ALWAYS CONSIDERS THE POSSIBLE INFLATIONARY IMPACT OF ITS POLICY DECISIONS, PARTICULARLY THOSE INVOLVING EXPENDITURE AND, OVER TIME, HAS TRIED TO ENSURE THAT THE RELATIVE SIZE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR HAS BEEN CONSISTENT WITH THE ECONOMY’S CAPABILITY,+ HE SAID.

♦INDEED, I WOULD ARGUE THAT THERE HAS BEEN AN ANTI-INFLATIONARY ELEMENT, IMPLIED OR EXPLICIT, IN VARIOUS POLICY DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT IN RECENT YEARS,+ HE ADDED.

SIR PHILIP CAUTIONED, HOWEVER, AGAINST ANY ANTI-INFLATIONARY ACTION BY GOVERNMENT WHICH WOULD INVOLVE ABANDONING, EVEN IN PART, HONG KONG’S COMMITMENT TO FREE TRADE AND TO THE FREE FLOW OF EXCHANGE FUNDS. THIS WOULD SEVERELY DAMAGE THE GROWTH RATE OF THE ECONOMY AND SIMPLY COULD NOT BE CONTEMPLATED.

♦LIKEWISE, I CAN SEE NO SCOPE FOR REMEDIAL ACTION AGAINST INFLATION WHICH INVOLVES ANY FORM OF PRICE CONTROL OR SUBSIDY IN RELATION TO THE PRICES OF IMPORTS AND EXPORTS, FOR THE COST OF SUCH ACTION WOULD BE REFLECTED IN LOWER REAL INCOME IN HONG KONG,* HE SAID.

EVEN IF SUCH MEASURES WERE GATT-ABLE, HE ADDED, THEY MIGHT WELL RESULT IN RETALIATORY ACTION BEING TAKEN AGAINST HONG KONG.

SIR PHILIP CONTINUED THAT JHE GOVERNMENT DID TAKE STEPS TO RESTRAIN INFLATION THROUGH POLICY DECISIONS IN BUDGETARY STRATEGY AND DEMAND AND SUPPLY CONSIDERATIONS.

INFLATION IN HONG KONG, HE SAID, HAD USUALLY BEEN EXTERNALLY GENERATED AND ASSOCIATED WITH PERIODS OF SUSTAINED ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RELATIVELY LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATES.

♦MUCH OF THE INTERNALLY GENERATED INFLATION EXPERIENCED IN HONG KONG CAN BE TRACED TO THE STRAINS ARISING FROM, AND THE SHIFTS IN RELATIVE PRICES NECESSITATED BY, A RAPID GROWTH RATE OF THE ECONOMY,+ SIR PHILIP CONTINUED.

HE SAID THE RAPID GROWTH DID NOT AFFECT ALL SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY EQUALLY AND THAT THE BENEFITS OF GROWTH CONSEQUENTLY WERE NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED.

♦BUT AN AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF PER CAPITA GDP IN REAL TERMS OF 6.4 PER CENT, WHICH WAS WHAT wE ACHIEVED IN THE 197O’S, MUST HAVE RESULTED IN A SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE AVERAGE STANDARD OF LIVING FOR OUR PEOPLE,* SIR PHILIP SAID IN CONCLUSION.

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PRISONS DEPT’S REHABILITATION PROGRAMME IMPRESSES UK MINISTER *****

THE BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE FOR THE HOME OFFICE, MR TIMOTHY RAISON, TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED TWO DIFFERENT PENAL INSTITUTIONS AND WAS IMPRESSED BY THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT’S DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT AND DETENTION CENTRE PROGRAMMES.

ACCOMPANIED'BY THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR TOM ECOE, MR RAISON FIRST WENT BY HELICOPTER TO THE HEI LING CHAU DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED BY THE SUPER INTENDENT-1N-CHARGE, MR HIRO MANSUKHANI, ON THE COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT PROGRAMME PROVIDED FOR CONVICTED DRUG ADDICTS.

HE INSPECTED THE CENTRE’S VARIOUS FACILITIES WHICH INCLUDE THE HOSPITAL, DORMITORIES FOR INMATES, THE CARPENTRY, RATTANWARE AND TAILORING WORKSHOPS, THE LAUNDRY, THE KITCHEN AS WELL AS A PIG REARING UNIT.

MR RAISON THEN WENT TO SHA TSUI DETENTION CENTRE ON LANTAO, ALSO BY HELICOPTER, WHERE HE WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY MR VICTOR NILSSON, THE SUPER INTENDENT-IN-CHARGE. HE WATCHED YOUNG INMATES UNDERGOING THE ’SHORT SHARP SHOCK’ TRAINING PROGRAMME.

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INCREASES IN COMPENSATION FOR RESUMED LAND IN NEW TERRITORIES

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THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) INCREASES IN ITS COMPENSATION RATES FOR LAND RESUMED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

FROM OCTOBER 1, OWNERS OF AGRICULTURAL LAND RESUMED WITHIN NEw TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS WILL BE COMPENSATED AT THE NEW FULL RATE OF 389 PER SQUARE FOOT INSTEAD OF 363 PER SQUARE FOOT - AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 40 PER CENT.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCE OFFERED TO OWNERS OF RESUMED BUILDING LAND WITHIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS WILL BE AT THE NEW FULL RATE OF $200 PER SQUARE FOOT INSTEAD OF 3135 PER SQUARE FOOT - AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 48 PER CENT.

GIVING DETAILS OF THE NEW RATES TODAY, THE ACTING PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT. LAND AGENT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR TONY HARLAND, SAID THEY HAD BEEN DRAWN UP IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT’S POLICY OF CONDUCTING HALF-YEARLY REVIEWS OF NEW TERRITORIES COMPENSATION RATES.

THE POLICY WAS ADOPTED ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE WORKING GROUP ON NEW TERRITORIES URBAN LAND ACQUISITION HEADED BY SIR YUET-KEUNG KAN.

MR HARLAND SAID THE NEW RATES WOULD BE EFFECTIVE UP TO MARCH 31, 1481, WHEN A FURTHER REVIEW WOULD BE CARRIED OUT.

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HE POINTED OUT THAT, UNDER THE REVISED GOVERNMENT LAND POL,cy ,n the n£w TERRITORIES, OWNERS OF RESUMED LAND O^S'DE THE NEW T0WN DEVELOPMENT AREAS WOULD BE COMPENSATED AT A PROPORT I ONATE PERCENTAGE OF THE NEW FULL RATES DEPENDING ON ^e.l2£AT,0N 0F THE LAND RESUMED> AND MORE PARTICULARLY AS DEFINED ON A ZONAL PLAN AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY THE PUBLIC EIGHT D,STR,CT OFFICES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

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TRANSPORT FOR SHA TIN RACE COURSE

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SPECIAL TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE FIRST RACE MEETING AT SHA TIN RACE COURSE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

BUS SERVICES FOR THE HORSE RACING SEASON ARE THE SAME AS LAST SEASON, EXCEPT THAT ROUTE 880 WHICH OPERATED FROM STAR FERRY TO SHA TIN HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN.

THERE WILL BE 12 SPECIAL BUS SERVICES, INCLUDING THREE CROSS HARBOUR 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.

RACEGOERS IN KOWLOON ARE ADVISED TO TAKE MTR TO KOWLOON TONG STATION WHERE ROUTE 87OM WILL OPERATE AT A HIGH FREQUENCY TO AND FROM THE RACE COURSE.

THE 12 BUS ROUTES AND PERIODS OF OPERATION ARE»

NO 848 FROM TSUEN WAN FERRY 1 (11.35 AM 12.35 PM)

NO 870M FROM KOWLOON TONG MTR STATION 1 (11.50 AM 1.22 PM)

NO 872 —• FROM TAI PO MARKET 1 12.15 PM 1.10 PM)

NO 881 FROM KENNEDY TOWN 1 10.55 AM 12.25 PM)

NO 882 FROM CHAI WAN 1 10.55 AM 12.15 PM)

NO 884 FROM ABERDEEN 1 [11.10 AM 11.45 AM)

NO 886 FROM LAI CHI KOK (BRIDGE) I 11.55 AM 12.45 PM)

NO 887 FROM TAI KOK TSUI FERRY I 11.40 AM 1.00 PM)

NO 888 FROM SHA TIN MARKET ( 12.30 PM 1.40 PM)

NO 889 •■ FROM KWUN TONG FERRY I 11.59 AM 12.32 PM)

NO 890 FROM CHOI HUNG 1 12.15 PM 12.52 PM)

NO 891 FROM KOWLOON CITY FERRY ( ’11.50 AM 12.50 PM)

FOR RETURN TRIPS, BL'^ES WILL STAND-BY AT THE RACE COURSE FROM THE FOURTH RACE UNTIL ABOUT ONE HOUR AFTER THE LAST RACE AND DEPART FROM THE RACE COURSE WHEN FULLY LOADED.

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL BE RUNNING TO THE RACE COURSE STATION ON SUNDAY.

THREE UP-TRAINS WILL LEAVE KOWLOON STATION 12.39 PM (THIS TRAIN WILL ALSO STOP AT MONG KOK PASSENGERS) AND 12.56 PM.

SIX SPECIAL TRAINS

AT 12,17 PM, STATION TO PICK UP

ON THE RETURN JOURNEY, TRAINS WILL LEAVE THE RACE COURSE STATION AT 6.09 PM, 6.25 PM. AND 6.50 PM. ALL DOWN-TRAINS WILL STOP AT MONG KOK STATION.

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FIVE LOTS OF CROWN LAND FOR SALE *****

FIVE LOTS OF CROWN LAND, TOTALLING ABOUT 22 000 SQUARE METRES, WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY AUCTION BY THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

THE AUCTION WILL BE AT THE SHOUSON THEATRE, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, AT 2.30 PM ON OCTOBER 20.

ONE LOT OF 8 377 SQUARE METRES IN KENNEDY ROAD IS INTENDED FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.

THE REMAINING FOUR LOTS ARE IN THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION. ONE OF THE SITES, MEASURING ABOUT 4 115 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR GODOWN PURPOSES.

THE OTHER THREE LOTS, MEASURING 3 230, 3 299 AND 2 942 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY, ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL AND OR GODOWN PURPOSES.

FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), HONG KONG- AND AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 435 NATHAN ROAD.

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SUSPENSION OF BUS PRIORITY MEASURE ON REPULSE BAY ROAD ******

THE BUS PRIORITY MEASURE ON REPULSE BAY ROAD BETWEEN THE WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROUND-ABOUT AND ISLAND ROAD DURING SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

ISLAND ROAD, WONG CHUK HANG ROAD AND DEEP WATER BAY ROAD WILL ALSO REVERT BACK TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

THE SCHEME WILL BE RE-INTRODUCED DURING THE NEXT SUMMER SEASON AND FURTHER NOTICES TO MOTORISTS WILL BE ISSUED.

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THREE PLANS IN ONE * * *

OUTLINE ZONING PLANS FOfV CHA KWO LING, YAU TONG AND LEI YUE MUN HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED IN ONE ZONING PLAN WHICH WAS MADE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID THAT AS THE PLANNING AREA IS AT THE FRINGE OF URBAN KOWLOON, IT WAS INTENDED THAT SUFFICIENT GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND OPEN SPACE SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO ENABLE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SELF-CONTAINED COMMUNITY.

THE PLANNING AREA OF ABOUT 205 HECTARES, INCLUDES THE COMPLETED YAU TONG AND KO CHIU ROAD ESTATES AND THE PROPOSED YAU TONG HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME NEARING COMPLETION.

THE AREA BOUNDED BY CHA KWO LING ROAD AND KO FAI ROAD HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR GENERAL INDUSTRIES AND GODOWNS WHILE THE AREA FRONTING YAU TONG BAY HAS BEEN USED FOR BOAT BUILDING AND REPAIR YARDS, TIMBER YARDS AND SAWMILLS.

CHA KWO LING VILLAGE WILL BE DEVELOPED MAINLY FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCI AL/INDUSTRI AL USE, WHILE LEI YUE MUN VILLAGE WILL BE RETAINED IN ITS PRESENT FORM.

THE PLAN ALLOWS FOR A MAJOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROPOSAL TO EXTEND THE LEI YUE MUN FROM THE SOUTHEAST OF YAU TONG ESTATE TO LEI YUE MUN AND THEN TO HONG KONG ISLAND IF A DECISION TO BUILD A BRIDGE ACROSS THE CHANNEL IS FINALISED.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE EXISTING FERRY SERVICE, A SITE HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR A FERRY CONCOURSE AT SHUNG SHUN STREET TO REPLACE A TEMPORARY PIER ON THE BREAKWATER AT TSAU WAN.

ALTHOUGH THE EXACT LOCATION OF THE PIER RAS NOT YET BEEN DECIDED, THE FERRY CONCOURSE, WHEN COMPLETED, WILL INCORPORATE A BUS TERMINUS.

THE COMBINED PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE TOWN PLANNING OFFICE, 17TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG-THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, CENTRAL- THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (KWUN 1 >NG), 3RD FLOOR, KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET, KWUN TONG.

COPIES OF THE DRAFT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, AT $8.50 FOR AN UNCOLOURED COPY AND $120 FOR A COLOURED COPY.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE DRAFT PLAN MAY SUBMIT OBJECTIONS IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY, TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG BY NOVEMBER 18, 1980. -------------------------------------------

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MORE OPEN SPACE AND GREEN BELTS

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MORE OPEN SPACE AND GREEN BELT AREAS ARE PROPOSED FOR SHEK KIP MEI IN THE AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR THE DISTRICT PUBLISHED BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY).

ELEVEN AMENDMENTS ARE PROPOSED ON LAND USE, ALLOWING, AMONG OTHERS, FOR A SHOPPING CENTRE, PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINUS, RECREATION CLUB AND A PETROL FILLING STATION.

THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS INCLUDE :

* PARTS OF THE SPACE ALLOCATED TO GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION OR COMMUNITY USE AT TAI HANG SAI STREET HAVE BEEN AMENDED AS OPEN SPACE, AND THE OPEN SPACE NORTH OF CORNWALL STREET HAS BEEN ADJUSTED AND EXTENDED EASTWARDS TO INCLUDE PART OF A GREEN BELT AREA.

* SOME SITES NORTH OF NAM SHAN ESTATE HAVE BEEN RE-ZONED AS A GREEN BELT, OPEN SPACE, RESIDENTIAL (B) AND FOR GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION OR COMMUNITY USE.

* THE RESIDENTIAL (B) SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF BEGONIA ROAD AND CASSIA ROAD HAS BEEN AMENDED AND EARMARKED FOR A POSSIBLE PRIVATE SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL CLUB.

* AND A SIMILAR RESIDENTIAL AREA WEST OF THE PROPOSED KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY AND MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY INTERCHANGE STATION HAS BEEN AMENDED TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINUS AND SHOPPING CENTRE.

* A PETROL FILLING STATION HAS BEEN ANNOTATED ON A SMALL GREEN BELT SITE WHICH WAS AMENDED FOR OTHER USE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CORNWALL STREET.

* THE BOUNDARY OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY. ON THE Eastern perimeter of shek kip mei, will also be EXTENDED UNDER THE PLAN.

THE AMENDED PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE TOWN PLANNING OFFICE, 17TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG-THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (SHAM SHU I PO), NAM SHAN SUB-OFFICE, 21-24 NAM ON STREET, KOWLOON- AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY SUB—OFFICE, WEST WING ENTRANCE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, HONG KONG.

COPIES OF THE DRAFT AMENDMENT PLAN (NO LK 4/33B) ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, HURRAY BUILDING, AT $8.50 FOR AS UNCOLOURED CO°Y AND $69 FOR A COLOURED COPY.

OBJECTIONS AND SUGGESTED ALTERATIONS TO THE PLAN SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, BEFORE OCTOBER 9, 1980.

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CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-NARCOTICS EXHIBITION

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A SET OF SPECTACULAR EXHIBITS, DESIGNED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) TO PUBLICISE THE ANTI-DRUG MESSAGE, WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

A CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-NARCOTICS EXHIBITION, PART OF THE ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN WHICH WILL BE LAUNCHED TOMORROW, IS TO START ON SUNDAY AT THE GROUND AND FIRST FLOORS OF FUNG YIP BUILDING, 347 DES VOEUX ROAD WEST.

THE EXHIBITION IS DESIGNED TO SYSTEMATICALLY INTRODUCE

THE DRUG PROBLEM IN HONG KONG- SHOW HOW IT WOULD AFFECT OUR SOCIETY-AND ILLUSTRATE HOW GOVERNMENT, WITH VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, TACKLE THE PROBLEM.

IT WILL BE ONE OF THE MAJOR EVENTS IN THE MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.

A SPOKESMAN FOR ACAN SAID THE PURPOSE OF ORGANISING THE EVENTS WASj

* TO INVOLVE THE COMMUNITY IN ANT I-DRUG PUBLICITY PROGRAMMES WITH A VIEW TO CHANGING THEIR ATTITUDE TOWARDS DRUG ADDICTS-

M TO EDUCATE YOUTHS ON THE ADVERSE EFFECTS CAUSED BY DRUG TAKING SO AS TO PREVENT THEM FROM EXPERIMENTING WITH DRUGS-

M TO ALERT DRUG ADDICTS OF TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR REHABILITATION AND

* TO RESPOND TO THE INTERNATIONAL CALL TO STOP DRUG TRAFFICKING.

THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP AND MISS FRIENDSHIP OF THE MISS HONG KONG 1980 PAGEANT, AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY AT 10.30 AM.

THE EXHIBITION WILL OPEN DAILY FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM UNTIL OCTOBER 5.

SOUVENIRS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VISITORS ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

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NEW SHOPPING CENTRE FOR QUEENSWAY

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TENDERS ARE SOUGHT FOR A 21 YEAR LEASE OF A SHOPPING CENTRE IN QUEENSWAY BY THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ‘WORKS DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PWD SAID TODAY (FRIDAY), THE SHOPPING CENTRE, KNOWN AS QUEENSWAY SHOPPING MALL, WAS SITUATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE ELEVATED STRUCTURE ADJACENT TO THE ADMIRALTY MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE SHOPPING MALL, OF ABOUT 5 700 SQUARE teTRES, WOULD IN FUTURE BE LINKED TO CENTRAL DISTRICT WITH A SYSTEM OF WALKWAYS.

UNDER THE TENANCY AGREEMENT, THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE REQUIRED TO MANAGE IT AS A FIRST CLASS SHOPPING CENTRE.

HOWEVER, HE WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBLET INDIVIDUAL UNITS OF THE MALL TO SUB-TENANTS FOR NO LONGER THAN SEVEN YEARS.

THE STRUCTURE WILL BE OPEN FOR INSPECTION BY PROSPECTIVE TENDERERS ON OCTOBER 8, BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM.

TENDER INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 9TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD.

ALL TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL TENDER BOARD ON OR BEFORE NOON ON NOVEMBER 28.

INDUSTRIAL INSTRUCTORS CAN IMPROVE TEACHING METHOD *****

TRADE INSTRUCTORS AND WORKSHOP SUPERVISORS CAN NOW APPLY FOR A FULL-TIME BLOCK RELEASE TRAINING COURSE RUN BY THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE TO HELP THEM IMPROVE THEIR WORK.

+THIS TWO-WEEK COURSE OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TRADE INSTRUCTORS AND WORKSHOP SUPERVISORS TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY TRAINING FOR CARRYING OUT THEIR DAY-TO-DAY TEACHING DUTIES,* AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN TO IMPROVE THEIR METHODS OF TEACHING, STUDY EDUCATION THEORY AND EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY, HE SAID.

THE COURSE WILL COMMENCE IN LATE OCTOBER, AND AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, TUTORS MAY VISIT PARTICIPANTS AT THEIR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT FOR COUNSELLING.

THE FEE FOR THE COURSE IS $100.

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LESSONS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE, BUT SOME ENGLISH TERMINOLOGY WILL BE USED.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE, 373 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, HONG KONG AND COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE COLLEGE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 4.


BONSAI SHOW OPENS ON CHEUNG CHAU * * * *

A THREE-DAY BONSAI (MINIATURE TREES) EXHIBITION WILL OPEN ON CHEUNG CHAU TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

ON DISPLAY WILL BE 129 MINIATURE TREES PROVIDED BY LOCAL VILLAGE ELDERS, SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. THERE WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYS OF RARE ORCHIDS AND ARRANGED FLOWERS.

THE EXHIBITION IS ORGANISED BY CHEUNG CHAU CULTURE AND RECREATION ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, FORMED A YEAR AGO WITH THE AIM OF MAKING AVAILABLE TO THE ISLAND’S 40 000 RESIDENTS A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS AND TRAINING COURSES.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR TANG YIM-WAH, SAID HE HOPED THE EXHIBITION WOULD HELP POPULARISE THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE HORTICULTURAL ART OF CULTIVATING MINIATURE TREES.

+BONSAI STRESSES THE EMBODIMENT OF THE BEAUTY OF NATURE IN A TINY COMPASS,* HE SAID. + THIS IS PARTICULARLY RELEVANT TO CHEUNG CHAU BECAUSE IT REMINDS US THAT QUALITY AND BEAUTY ARE ACHIEVABLE THOUGH ITS SIZE IS SMALL AND THE POPULATION IS FAST INCREASING.*

AMONG THE EXHIBITS WILL BE A 100-YEAR-0LD CHINESE HACKBERRY TREE OWNED BY AN ELDER OF THE ISLAND, MR WONG SING-YIP. HE BOUGHT IT IN CHINA MORE THAN 30 YEARS AGO AND HAS SINCE ATTENDED IT DAILY TO ACHIEVE ITS PRESENT =OSTURE.

MR WONG, WHO IS MORE THAN 60 YEARS OLD, SAID MINIATURE TREE CULTIVATION INVOLVED ARTISTIC PERCEPTION, PERSISTENCE AND CONSTANT REF INEMENT.

+1 AM STILL LEARNING THE ART AFTER MORE THAN 40 YEARS,* HE SAID.

THE CHAIRMAN OF CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE, MR FUNG PAK-TAI, WILL PERFORM THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY AT 2 PM TOMORROW IN THE PLAYGROUND OF THE FISHERMEN’S ASSOCIATION PUBLIC SCHOOL.

A FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION WILL BE HELD IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY.

A CATALOGUE CONTAINING DETAILS OF EXHIBITS AND ARTICLES ON THE HISTORY AND TECHNIQUES OF MINIATURE TREE GROWING WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FREE TO VISITORS. FUNDS FOR THE DISPLAY HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY ISLANDS DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD.

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10 -TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN WATERLOO ROAD ******

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, TRAVELLING ALONG WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING INTO SHANGHAI STREET FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22).

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE ERECTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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OCTOBER FIRING PRACTICE * * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON 13 DAYS NEXT MONTH.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING THE TIMES OF PRACTICE.

THE PRACTICE TIMES ARE: TIME

DAY

OCTOBER 1 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 2 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 3 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 7 (TUESDAY) 9 AM - 4 PM

OCTOBER 14 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 11 PM

OCTOBER 15 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 2 PM

OCTOBER 21 (TUESDAY) 7.30 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 22 (WEDNESDAY) 7.30 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 23 (THURSDAY) 7.30 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 24 (FRIDAY) 7.30 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 27 (MONDAY) 7.30 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 28 (TUESDAY) 7.30 AM - 6 PM

OCTOBER 30 (THURSDAY) 9 AM - 4 PM

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

COUNTRY AND COMMODITY BREAKDOWN FIGURES FOR HONG KONG'S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY - JULY 1980................ 1

SIR ALBERT URGES PUBLIC TO HELP REHABILITATE DRUG ADDICTS ..................................................... 5

TWO LOTS SOLD FOR $2 1J2.5 MILLION .......................... 6

SUPPORT URGED FOR SEA ACTIVITY CENTRE ....................... 7

A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR FISHERMEN'S CHILDREN .................. 7

YAU MA TEI TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ............................. 8

LOGO FOR NORTH DISTRICT...................................... 9

NO MAIL .................................................... 10

BUS ROUTE DIVERSIONS ....................................... 10

FIRING PRACTICE

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COUNTRY AND COMMODITY BREAKDOWN FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY - JULY 1980 ******

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY TO JULY 1980, VALUED AT $113 987 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 33 PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1979. DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 33 PER CENT TO $37 201 MILLION, IMPORTS BY 33 PER CENT TO $61 130 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS BY 44 PER CENT TO $15 656 MILLION. DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 34 PER CENT.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT RELEASED THE RELEVANT DETAILED STATISTICS TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR OVERSEAS MARKETS ARE AS FOLLOWS!

JAN. - JULY 80 JAN. - JULY 79 INCREASE/ DECREASE PERCENTAGE

(HKS MN.) (HKS MN.) (HKS MN.) CHANGE

U.S.A. 12 603 9 670 + 2 933 * 30

F.R. OF GERMANY 4 074 3 198 + 876 + 27

U.K. 3 656 3 104 + 552 * 18

JAPAN 1 219 1 429 210 - 15

AUSTRALIA 1 064 909 155 ♦ 17

SINGAPORE 981 749 232 ♦ 31

CANADA 937 872 + 65 7

NETHERLANDS 884 707 + 177 + 25

CHINA 802 215 587 + 273

SWITZERLAND 727 471 256 ♦ 54

GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. REMAINED STRONG, WITH SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES IN CLOTHING (BY $805 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $406 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT), WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $325 MILLION OR 65 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $288 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT), AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $221 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT).

/SIGNIFICANT INCREASES .....

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SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE NOTED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING (BY $488 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT), WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $92 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $60 MILLION OR 70 PER CENT) TO THE WEST GERMAN MARKET.

AS FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UK, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $181 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT), AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $66 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT). HOWEVER. DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF TEXTILES (BY $74 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT).

THE DOWNWARD TREND IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN CONTINUED. DECREASES WERE NOTED MAINLY FOR FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS, AND THEIR PREPARATIONS (BY $71 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT) AND CLOTHING (BY $75 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT).

AN ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION IS PRESENTED BELOW:

JAN. -JULY 80 (HK$ MN.) JAN. -JULY 79 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 12 785 10 629 + 2 156 + 20

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS) 6 189 4 736 + 1 453 ♦ 31

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS. OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 3 605 2 439 + 1 166 + 48

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 2 781 1 944 837 * 43

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 2 497 2 099 + 398 * 19

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY TRANSISTORS AND DIODES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE APPLIANCES) 2 419 1 633 + 786 ♦ 48

/THE CHANGES .....

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THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM THE TEN MAJOR SOURCES ARE SUMMARIZED AS FOLLOWS 1

JAN . - JULY 80 (HK$ MN.) JAN. - JULY 79 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

JAPAN 13 773 10 536 ♦ 3 237 + 31

CHINA 11 313 7 665 ♦ 3 648 + 48

U.S.A. 7 766 5 682 + 2 084 + 37

TAIWAN 4 238 3 198 + 1 040 + 33

SINGAPORE 3 922 2 509 + 1 413 + 56

U.K. 2 940 2 332 608 + 26

REP. OF KOREA 2 063 1 369 + 694 + 51

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 690 1 514 + 176 + 12

SWITZERLAND 1 613 1 448 + 165 + 11

THAILAND 918 719 199 ♦ 28

IN CONTRAST WITH DECLINING DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN, LOCAL DEMAND FOR JAPANESE GOODS REMAINED STRONG. INCREASES WERE NOTED PARTICULARLY FOR ROAD VEHICLES (BY $567 MILLION OR 90 PER CENT), TEXTILES (BY $393 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT), IRON AND STEEL (BY $337 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $312 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT), AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $300 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM CHINA, INCREASES WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN PETROLEUM AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $602 MILLION OR 84 PER CENT), TEXTILES (BY $515 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT), CLOTHING (BY $512 MILLION OR 112 PER CENT), LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD (BY $158 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT), AND MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS (BY $129 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. WERE LARGELY OF ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $364 MILLION OR 121 PER CENT), TEXTILE FIBRES AND THEIR WASTES (BY $292 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT), OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $252 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT), AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $151 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT).

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE SUPPLY OF PETROLEUM AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $1 151 MILLION OR 84 PER CENT) FROM SINGAPORE AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $203 MILLION OR 61 PER CENT), AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $118 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT) FROM TAIWAN.

/THE xCLICKING ...

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THE FOLLOWING TABLE ILLUSTRATES IN IMPORTS BY COMMODITY SECTION:

THE MORE IMPORTANT CHANGES

JAN. -JULY 80 (HK$ MN.) JAN. -JULY 79 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

MANUFACTURED GOODS CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY MATERIAL (MAINLY TEXTILE PRODUCTS, DIAMONDS, IRON AND STEEL, AND PAPER) 18 371 14 645 + 3 726 ♦ 25

MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 13 779 10 223 + 3 556 + 35

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY WATCHES AND CLOCKS, ARTICLES OF APPAREL) 9 039 6 561 + 2 478 + 38

FOOD AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD 6 033 5 166 + 867 * 17

CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 4 866 3 592 + 1 274 + 35

MINERAL FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS 4 305 2 416 + 1 889 * 78

AS FOR RE-EXPORTS, SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA (BY $1 471 MILLION OR 261 PER CENT), INDONESIA (BY $531 MILLION OR 59 PER CENT), USA (BY $417 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (BY $369 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT), TAIWAN (BY $357 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT), THE UK (BY $300 MILLION OR 229 PER CENT), NIGERIA (BY $220 MILLION OR 154 PER CENT), MACAU (BY $199 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT), AND THE F.R. OF GERMANY (BY $170 MILLION OR 83 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, A SIGNIFICANT DECLINE WAS REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN (BY $326 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG EXHIBITED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING TEXTILES (BY $582 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT), WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $473 MILLION OR 73 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $440 MILLION OR 69 PER CENT), CLOTHING (BY $324 MILLION OR 68 PER CENT), ROAD VEHICLES (BY 5316 MILLION OR 130 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $293 MILLION OR 93 PER CENT), AND NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $225 MILLION OR 141 PER CENT).

/THE TRADE .....

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THE TRADE INDEX NUMBERS FOR JUNE 1980 (1973 RELEASED AS FOLLOWS:

100) WERE

VALUE INDEX UNIT VALUE INDEX QUANTUM INDEX

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 375 179 210

IMPORTS 365 184 199

THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX, EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF THE UNIT VALUE INDEX FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THAT FOR IMPORTS, FOR JUNE 1980 WAS 97.

+THE HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS - SUMMARY*, A SUMMARY REPORT ON HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE IN JULY 1980, WILL SOON BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$ 3 PER COPY. A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE*, WITH DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE MONTH’S IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN EARLY OCTOBER AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$ 10 PER COPY. ENQUIRIES CONCERNING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. 5-214375).

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SIR ALBERT URGES PUBLIC TO HELP REHABILITATE DRUG ADDICTS *****

SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES, CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, TODAY (SATURDAY) CALLED ON THE PUBLIC TO SHOW SYMPATHY TO DRUG ADDICTS AND OFFER THEM JOB OPPORTUNITIES.

HE ALSO URGED THE PUBLIC TO REPORT DRUG TRAFFICKERS TO THE AUTHORITIES.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN AT EDINBURGH PLACE, SIR ALBERT SAID ALTHOUGH DRUG ADDICTION IS ONE OF HONG KONG’S MOST SERIOUS SOCIAL PROBLEMS, IT HAS NOT ATTRACTED PUBLIC SYMPATHY TO THE SAME DEGREE AS OTHER PROBLEMS LIKE BLINDNESS OR PHYSICAL HANDICAP.

HE SAID DRUG ADDICTION IS NOT NECESSARILY CAUSED BY ’SELF-INFLICTED DEGRADATION’ AS MANY PEOPLE WOULD BELIEVE BUT RATHER, IN MANY CASES, CAUSED BY POOR LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS AS WELL AS FAMILY AND OTHER PROBLEMS.

+1 WOULD THEREFORE ASK YOU TO DO TWO THINGS,* SIR ALBERT SAID.

+FIRST, SHOW SYMPATHY TO VICTIMS OF DRUGS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO GIVE UP THE HABIT.

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♦IF YOU ARE AN EMPLOYER, OFFER JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO TREATED ADDICTS — FOR EMPLOYMENT AND RECOGNITION OF THEIR PLIGHT ARE GOOD THERAPIES TO REHABILITATE DRUG DEPENDENTS. V

♦SECOND, SHOW NO SYMPATHY TO DRUG TRAFFICKERS — EXPOSE THEM BY REPORTING TO THE POLICE OR CUSTOMS SERVICE.*

SIR ALBERT SAIDi +YOUR HELP IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE OUR DRUG PROBLEM CAN ONLY BE ELIMINATED THROUGH UNITED ACTION OF THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.*

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANT I-DRUG CAMPAIGN IS THE FIRST OF THREE DISTRICT-LEVEL PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS BEING SUPPORTED AND FINANCED THIS YEAR BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS IN CONJUNCTION WITH LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TWO OTHER CAMPAIGNS WILL BE HELD IN YUEN LONG AND YAU MA TEI DISTRICTS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER.

DURING THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICTS’ MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN, THERE WILL BE MORE THAN 50 EVENTS, INCLUDING MASS WALKATHON, EXHIBITIONS, VARIETY SHOWS, MOBILE THEATRE PERFORMANCES, FILM SHOWS RECREATIONAL AND ATHLETIC EVENTS FOR OVER 200 000 RESIDENTS IN THE AREA. - ....... -

COLOURFUL ANTI-DRUG BANNERS AND POSTERS WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT TO BRING HOME THE MESSAGE TO THE RESIDENTS.

TODAY’S OPENING CEREMONY WAS FOLLOWED BY A TWO-HOUR VARIETY SHOW FEATURING TOP TELEVISION ARTISTS.

MANY ORGANISATIONS INCLUDING A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT CIVIC LEADER MR CHAN LING7FUNG, AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), HAVE SPENT THREE MONTHS IN ORGANISING THE CAMPAIGN. '

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TWO LOTS SOLD FOR $2 132.5 MILLION

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THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY) THE RESULTS OF SALE, BY TENDER, OF TWO VALUABLE SITES.

THE FIRST SITE, AT THE JUNCTION OF CANTON ROAD AND HAIPHONG ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, WAS SOLD FOR SI 314.3 MILLION.

THE 6 600 SQUARE METRE SITE WAS BOUGHT BY SILVERCORD LIMITED WHICH OFFERED THE HIGHEST TENDER PRICE. FIVE TENDERS WERE RECE IVED.

THE SITE IS FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL PURPOSES AND HOTEL DEVELOPMENT WILL BE PERMITTED.

THE OTHER VALUABLE SITE SOLD WAS AT AP LEI CHAU. THE SITE, PART OF WHICH IS TO BE RECLAIMED, HAS AN AREA OF 24 900 SQUARE METRES AND IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES.

IT WAS SOLD FOR $818.2 MILLION TO ZETA ESTATES LIMITED. THERE WERE EIGHT TENDERS.

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SUPPORT URGED FOR SEA ACTIVITY CENTRE ******

SAI KUNG’S DISTRICT OFFICER. MR COLIN BOSHER, CALLED FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT TODAY (SATURDAY) TO ENSURE THAT THE SEA ACTIVITY TRAINING CENTRE AT PAK SHA WAN IS READY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

MR BOSHER WAS SPEAKING AT A MEETING OF THE SEA ACTIVITY TRAINING COMMITTEE OF THE HONG KONG SCOUT ASSOCIATION, EAST KOWLOON REGION, AT WHICH FOURTH TERM OFFICE BEARERS WERE INAUGURATED.

THE 2 000 SQUARE METRES SITE ON WHICH THE CENTRE IS BEING BUILT WAS GRANTED BY PRIVATE TREATY BY GOVERNMENT TO THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION IN APRIL.

IT WILL BE USED FOR ROWING AND CANOEING.

FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE A BOAT HOUSE FOR CANOES AND SAMPANS, A HOSTEL TO ACCOMMODATE 48 PEOPLE, AN ASSEMBLY HALL, A CANTEEN, AN ACTIVITY ROOM, LECTURE ROOMS AND OFFICES.

WORK ON SITE FORMATION HAS ALREADY STARTED. PHASE I OF THE PROJECT, WHICH INCLUDES BUILDING THE BOAT HOUSE, A SEA WALL AND A SLIPWAY, WILL BE COMPLETED NEXT APRIL. THERE ARE TWO FURTHER PHASES.

THE WHOLE PROJECT IS SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1983.

MR BOSHER SAID THE WELL-EQUIPPED CENTRE WOULD PROVIDE EXCELLENT TRAINING FACILITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND HE APPRECIATED VERY MUCH THE EFFORTS AND CONCERN BY THE PUBLIC IN THE PROJECT.

+THE COMMUNITY WILL BENEFIT JUST AS MUCH FROM THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE CENTRE AS WILL THE YOUNGSTERS WHO ATTEND THE COURSES OFFERED,* HE SAID.

THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION HAS SO FAR RECEIVED DONATIONS OF $200 000 FOR THE PROJECT.

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A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR FISHERMEN’S CHILDREN ******

HONG KONG’S FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED TO HAVE THEIR CHILDREN VACCINATED AGAINST INFECTIOUS DISEASES FOR THE SAKE OF THEIR HEALTH.

A MARINE LAUNCH WILL BE MOORED AT THE YAU MA TEI AND LEI YUE MUN TYPHOON SHELTERS DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL WHEN VACCINATIONS WILL BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN OF THE FISHING COMMUNITY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THIS WAS ONE OF THE MEASURES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO IMMUNISE THE BOAT DWELLING POPULATION IN HONG KONG AGAINST DISEASE.

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FOR MANY YEARS THE DEPARTMENT DEPLOYED A MARINE LAUNCH, WITH AN INOCULATION TEAM ON BOARD, TO ADMINISTER VACCINES AGAINST VARIOUS INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

♦WE HAVE CHOSEN THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL BECAUSE MOST OF THE FISHERMEN WOULD BE IN PORT FOR THE CELEBRATIONS,* HE SAID.

♦OWING TO THEIR WAY OF LIVING AND THE NATURE OF THEIR WORK, THE BOAT PEOPLE MAY NOT FIND IT CONVENIENT TO VISIT THE MANY MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CENTRES ON LAND FOR VACCINATION,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, VACCINES AGAINST MEASLES, DIPHTHERIA, POLIOMYELITIS AND OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES, WILL BE GIVEN FREE TO THE FISHING FOLK ON BOARD THE MARINE LAUNCH MOORED AT THE YAU MA TEI TYPHOON SHELTER ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM AND AT THE LEI YUE MUN TYPHOON SHELTER THE FOLLOWING DAY.

VACCINATION AGAINST THESE INFECTIOUS DISEASES PRODUCES LONG LASTING PROTECTION AND IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AT ALL MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CENTRES.

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YAU MA TEI TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS * * * *

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN YAU MA TEI ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 FROM 10 AM.

TRAFFIC CHANGES

NATHAN ROAD BETWEEN PUBLIC SQUARE STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED TWO-WAY-

MAN MING LANE BETWEEN NATHAN ROAD AND PORTLAND STREET WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC AND ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND-

PORTLAND STREET BETWEEN MAN MING LANE AND WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

TURNING RESTRICTIONS

THE FOLLOWING TURNING MOVEMENTS WILL BE PROHIBITED!

THE RIGHT TURN FROM GASCOIGNE ROAD INTO NATHAN ROAD NORTHBOUND DAILY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 11 PM. FRANCHISED BUSES ARE EXEMPTED.

THE LEFT TURN FROM NATHAN ROAD NORTHBOUND INTO PUBLIC SQUARE STREET.

THE LEFT TURN FROM NATHAN ROAD NORTHBOUND INTO WATERLOO ROAD WESTBOUND, BUT FRANCHISED BUSES ARE EXEMPTED.

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THE FOLLOWING TURNING MOVEMENTS MUST BE OBSERVED:

TRAFFIC ALONG WING SING LANE MUST TURN LEFT INTO NATHAN ROAD NORTHBOUND.

THE NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC ALONG NATHAN ROAD TO THE SOUTH OF KANSU STREET MUST TURN LEFT INTO KANSU STREET OR TURN RIGHT INTO GASCOIGNE ROAD DAILY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 11 PM.

THE NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES ALONG NATHAN ROAD TO THE SOUTH OF WATERLOO ROAD MUST TURN RIGHT INTO WATERLOO ROAD.

♦BUS-ONLY+ LANE

THE SECTION OF THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF NATHAN ROAD BETWEEN KANSU STREET AND WING SING LANE WILL BE RESERVED FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF FRANCHISED BUSES DAILY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 11 PM.

URBAN CLEARWAY (FRANCHISED BUSES EXEMPTED)

URBAN CLEARWAY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY WILL BE IMPOSED ON THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF NATHAN ROAD BETWEEN PUBLIC SQUARE STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD WITHIN WHICH ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE

ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS DAILY BETWEEN 7 AM AND MIDNIGHT ON THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF NATHAN ROAD BETWEEN PUBLIC SQUARE STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD.

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NORTH DISTRICT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, WHICH WAS SET UP A YEAR AGO, NOW HAS ITS OWN LOGO.

THE LOGO WAS SELECTED FROM MORE THAN 400 ENTRIES IN A COMPETITION ORGANISED BY NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE LOCAL DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD.

THE WINNER, MR YUEN CHUN-CHUNG, A 19-YEAR-OLD STUDENT WHO LIVES IN SHEUNG SHU I, WILL RECEIVE THE $1 500 PRIZE, WHILE THREE RUNNERS-UP WILL BE AWARDED $200 EACH.

A NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID INITIALLY 12 DESIGNS WERE SELECTED BY ADJUDICATORS FPOV GOVERNMENT ~EP4RTMENTS -ND DISTRICT RURAL COMMITTEES. "EMBERS OF NO T DISTRICT ,-DVISORY BOARD THEN SELECTED THE FIN-_ WINNERS.

THE DESIGN WHICH WON FIRST P IZE WAS AitD N THE CHINESE CHARACTER FOR NORTH, PRESENTE AN ART'. IC FOR .

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AND METDALS?G° W,LL APPEAR °N LETT^HEADS, BANNERS,

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NO MAIL * *

THERE WILL BE NO MAIL DELIVERY AND ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, WHICH IS A GENERAL HOLIDAY.

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BUS ROUTE DIVERSIONS * * *

AS A RESULT OF THE RE-OPENING OF NATHAN ROAD BETWEEN KANSU STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, THE FOLLOWING BUS DIVERSIONS WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM THE SAME DAY t

* NORTHBOUND KMB ROUTES NO. 3, 7, 7A, 70, 70A, 207 AND 208 ON NATHAN ROAD WILL TURN RIGHT TO WATERLOO ROAD EASTBOUND"

* NORTHBOUND KMB ROUTES NO. 1, 1A, 2, 3C, 6, 6A, 6C, 9, 13, 71, 203, 206, 210, 216 AND 246 AND XHT ROUTES NO. 102, 104, 105 AND 112 WILL TURN LEFT TO WATERLOO ROAD WESTBOUND AND THEN TURN RIGHT TO SHANGHAI STREET NORTHBOUND-

X SOUTHBOUND KMB ROUTES NO. 3, 3C, 4, 4A AND 13 ON NATHAN ROAD WILL TURN RIGHT TO JORDAN ROAD TO PROCEED TO JORDAN ROAD FERRY BUS TERMINUS.

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FIRING PRACTICE n; **

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CASTLE PEAK/HA TSUEN RANGE ON FOUR DAYS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 22 AND 23) AND ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 25 AND 26). THE PRACTICE TIME WILL BE FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM.

THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS

ARE FLYING.

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG FESTIVAL A SMASH HIT WITH BRITISH ........................ 1

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ........................... 2

REVIEW ON DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES FOR ELDERLY ...................... 4

MASSIVE INCREASE IN AVAILABILITY OF NT LAND ... ............. 5

NEW SERVICE RESERVOIR .............................................. 6

NEW PIER PLAN

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HONG KONG FESTIVAL A SMASH HIT WITH BRITISH * * * *

MORE THAN 115 000 PEOPLE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FLOCKED TO LONDON’S BATTERSEA PARK TO SEE THE SPECTACULAR OPENING DAY OF THE ♦HONG KONG IN LONDON+ FESTIVAL.

THE FESTIVAL TURNED UP TO BE A SMASH HIT WITH THE BRITISH PUBLIC WHO CAME SO THICK AND FAST THAT THE PARK GATE HAD TO CLOSE AT 2 PM FOR A SHORT WHILE TO ALLOW MORE SPACE FOR CARPARKING.

THE PARK BECAME VERY HONG KONG LANTERNS, FLAGS AND BUNTING AND IT EXCITEMENT AND GLAMOUR.

. IT WAS FESTOONED WITH CHINESE WAS A DAY FULL OF COLOUR,

THE COLOUR WAS PROVIDED BY THREE HONG KONG DANCE TROUPES WHO ENCHANTED THEIR AUDIENCES AND BETWEEN PERFORMANCES, LION AND UNICORN DANCES AMUSED CHILDREN AND ADULTS ALIKE.

AND, AS ALWAYS WITH CHINESE FESTIVALS, ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND MOST POPULAR ATTRACTIONS WAS THE 24 METRES LONG RED DRAGON DANCE WHICH SNAKED ITS WAY AMONG THE CROWD ALONG THE MAIN CONCOURSE OF THE PARK.

THERE WAS MUCH EXCITEMENT ON THE THAMES WITH DRAGON BOAT RACING SEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE UK. THE RACES WERE KEENLY CONTESTED AND THE WINNER, THE RICHMOND CANOE CLUB, WON A HANDSOME TROPHY PRESENTED BY THE C.Y. TUNG SHIPPING GROUP.

THE CROWD ALSO FLOCKED TO KEYING II WHICH MADE A CEREMONIAL ’SAIL PAST’ IN FULL SAIL UP AND DOWN THE THAMES.

MORE EXCITEMENT CAME FROM MARTIAL ARTS DISPLAYS IN THE PARK AND AMPHITHEATRE WHERE THERE WAS STANDING ROOM ONLY. SOME SPECTATORS EVEN CLIMBED UP CHAINS AND LIGHT POLES TO GET A LOOK.

RESTAURANT OWNERS OF GERARD STREET, SOHO, WHO SET UP ABOUT 50 FOOD STALLS IN THE PARK, WERE OVERWHELMED BY THE DEMAND FOR THEIR SNACKS.

OTHER STALLS IN THE MARKET PLACE ALSO THRIVED SELLING ALL KINDS OF HONG KONG CRAFT PRODUCTS. THE CRAFTSMEN FLOWN IN FOR THE OCCASION WERE ALMOST EXHAUSTED AT THE END OF THE DAY AS THE CROWDS KEPT UP THEIR CONTINUAL DEMANDS.

TOUR OPERATORS IN THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION TENT ALSO RECORDED MORE ENQUIRIES THAN THEY COULD HANDLE.

THE GLAMOUR EVENT OF THE DAY WAS THE CROWNING OF THE MISS FESTIVAL QUEEN CONTEST, JUDGED BY HONG KONG DIGNITARIES, INCLUDING MR AND MRS S.K. LI, MISS LYDIA DUNN, MR LAU WONG-FAT AND MR DAVID FORD.

FROM THE 17 UNITED KINGDOM-BASED HONG KONG GIRLS, THEY

CHOSE THE TALL AND SLIM MISS MABLE LIU, A 22-YEAR-OLD STUDENT FROM WOOLWICH IN SOUTHEAST LONDON.

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SHE WAS CROWNED BY MISS HONG KONG 1980, MISS WANDA TAI, WHOSE PRETTY FACE APPEARED IN MAJOR NATIONAL NEWSPAPERS PUBLICISING THE FESTIVAL.

THE FESTIVAL QUEEN CONTEST WAS FOLLOWED BY A ’LIVE’ STAGE SHOW OF TVB’S +ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT*. IT WAS A CHANCE FOR MOST OF LONDON’S CHINESE POPULATION TO MILL AROUND THE STAGE AND SHARE THEIR FAVOURITES - ROMAN TAM, LYDIA SHUM, KWAN KUK-YING, ROWENA CORTES, LOUIE CASTRO, YUEN SHIU-FAI AND THE TVB DANCERS.

IT WAS ALL VERY NOSTALGIC FOR THE VAST HONG KONG CHINESE IN THE HUGE CROWD WHICH WAS SO DENSE AROUND THE STAGE, THAT THE POLICE STOPPED THE SHOW FOR A SHORT WHILE TO URGE THE PEOPLE BURSTING THROUGH THE SAFETY BARRIER TO MOVE BACK.

THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, MR DAVID FORD DESCRIBED RESPONSE TO THE FESTIVAL AS ’MARVELLOUS’ AND SAID THE SIZE OF THE CROWD WAS WELL BEYOND EXPECTATION.

IT WAS REALLY HEART-WARMING, HE SAID, TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE ENJOYING THEMSELVES IN A TRULY HONG KONG ATMOSPHERE AND DEMONSTRATING SUCH ENTHUSIASM FOR EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR THEM.

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 TO FACILITATE THIS YEAR’S MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

BETWEEN 7 PM ON TUESDAY AND 2 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE SECTION OF GLOUCESTER ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN THE DOWN-RAMP OF VICTORIA PARK FLYOVER AND SUGAR STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.

VEHICLES TRAVELLING ALONG VICTORIA PARK FLYOVER WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF GLOUCESTER ROAD.

EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON GREAT GEORGE STREET WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT TO CAUSEWAY ROAD VIA THE ROXY CAR PARK. SUGAR STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC.

CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTE NOS. 102 AND 106 ON LEAVING THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WATERFRONT ROAD, VICTORIA PARK ROAD, WING HING STREET AND KING’S ROAD.

CROSS HARBOUR EXPRESS COACH ROUTE NO. 200 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA GLOUCESTER ROAD EASTBOUND, VICTORIA PARK FLYOVER, GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND, O'BRIEN ROAD AND HENNESSY ROAD.

ALL METERED PARKING SPACES AT THE ROXY CAR PARK ADJACENT TO SUGAR STREET WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 5 PM ON TUESDAY AND 2 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE METERED PARKING SPACES IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE BUS STAND AT THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 2 PM ON TUESDAY AND 3 PM ON THURSDAY.

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ALL OTHER PARKING FACILITIES AT THE PEAK CAR PARK WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 6 PM ON TUESDAY TO 2 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, ONLY FRANCHISED BUSES, MAXICABS AND TAXIS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THESE SPACES.

ONLY RESIDENTS’ VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER MOUNT AUSTIN ROAD BETWEEN 6 PM ON TUESDAY AND 2 AM ON THURSDAY.

ALL TRAFFIC PROCEEDING TO AND FROM THE PEAK AREA WILL BE DIVERTED FROM PEAK ROAD INTO THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AS AND WHEN REQUIRED BY POLICE OFFICERS.

DIVERSIONS IN PEAK ROAD AND MAGAZINE GAP ROAD MAY ALSO BE IMPOSED AT ANY TIME AS DIRECTED BY POLICE OFFICERS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

AS PARKING FACILITIES IN THE VICTORIA PEAK GARDEN AREA WILL BE EXTREMELY LIMITED, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REQUESTED TO MAKE FULL USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

TRAFFIC POLICE OFFICERS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AND TEMPORARY SIGNS WILL BE POSTED. ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES MAY BE TOWED BY THE POLICE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

ADDITIONAL JOURNEYS WILL BE PROVIDED ON THAT DAY FROM 7 PM ONWARDS ON THE FOLLOWING BUS ROUTES SERVING HONG KONG ISLAND:

* ROUTE NO. 15 - CENTRAL/THE PEAK

* ROUTE NO. 15B - CAUSEWAY BAY/THE PEAK

* ROUTE NO. 41 - NORTH POINT/OCEAN PARK/WAH FU

THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL BUS ROUTES WILL ALSO BE OPERATED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF PEOPLE GOING TO THE PEAK AREA:

* ROUTE NO. 15A - NORTH POINT FERRY/THE PEAK

* ROUTE NO. 15M - ADMIRALTY MTR STATION/THE PEAK

HONG KONG ISLAND MAXICAB ROUTE NOS. 2 AND 3 WILL CEASE OPERATION AT 7 PM ON TUESDAY TO FACILITATE ADDITIONAL JOURNEYS TO BE PROVIDED ON MAXICAB ROUTE NO. 1 BETWEEN CENTRAL AND THE PEAK FROM 7 PM ONWARDS.

ADDITIONAL JOURNEYS WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE PEAK TRAM SERVICE ON TUESDAY AND THE SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED UP TO 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE JUBILEE STREET TO KWUN TONG FERRY SERVICE WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 2 PM AND 7.35 PM ON TUESDAY TO RELEASE THE FERRY VESSELS ON THE SERVICE FOR REDEPLOYMENT ON THE OUTLYING DISTRICT FERRY SERVICES, AND THE HONG KONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY WILL OPERATE ADDITIONAL SAILINGS TO THE OUTLYING DISTRICTS PARTICULARLY TO SILVERMINE BAY AND CHEUNG CHAU SHOULD DEMAND REQUIRE IT.

FOR MTR SERVICES, OPERATING HOURS WILL ALSO BE EXTENDED UP TO ABOUT 3 AM FOR THE FESTIVAL.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1980

REVIEW ON DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES FOR ELDERLY

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THE GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES ARE NOW REVIEWING WELFARE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY TO DETERMINE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID THIS TODAY (SUNDAY) AT THE OPENING OF THE HING WAH SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY IN CHAI WAN.

SHE SAID THE REVIEW WOULD ASSESS FUTURE SUPPLY AND DEMAND AND SET OUT THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS IN THE VARIOUS SERVICES FOR OLD PEOPLE.

THE REVIEW IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, SHE SAID.

MRS CHAN SAID SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES wERE IN GREAT DEMAND AS MANY PEOPLE COULD HARDLY SPARE MORE TIME FOR THEIR ELDERLY PARENTS IN THIS COMPETITIVE SOCIETY OF HONG KONG.

SHE SAID OLD PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE A HAPPY LIFE AFTER MANY YEARS OF SWEAT AND CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY.

TO THIS END, SHE SAID, THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDES OLD AGE ALLOWANCE AND OLD AGE SUPPLEMENT, AS WELL AS IMPROVES SERVICES IN MEDICAL CARE, HOUSING, INSTITUTIONAL CARE AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE ELDERLY.

THE HING WAH SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY IS RUN BY THE METHODIST EPWORTH VILLAGE COMMUNITY CENTRE OF THE HONG KONG METHODIST CHURCH, JVND PROVIDES SUCH ACTIVITIES AS INTEREST AND FRATERNITY GROUPS, COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND COUNSELLING.

FINANCED BY GOVERNMENT SUBVENTION AND CONTRIBUTIONS BY THE METHODIST CHURCH, MRS CHAN SAID THE PROJECT REPRESENTS THE JOINT EFFORTS BY THE GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN PROMOTING SERVICES FOR OLD PEOPLE IN CHAI WAN.

SHE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ORGANISERS AND EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT MORE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES COULD MAKE EVEN BIGGER CONTRIBUTIONS BY SETTING UP MORE SOCIAL CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY.

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MASSIVE INCREASE IN AVAILABILITY OF NT LAND

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THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED TODAY (SUNDAY) A MASSIVE INCREASE IN THE AMOUNT OF LAND IT IS PUTTING UP FOR DISPOSAL OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, WITH THE EMPHASIS BEING ON LAND FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ADMINISTRATION SAID MORE THAN 24 HECTARES WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE BETWEEN OCTOBER, 1980, AND MARCH, 1981, COMPARED WITH 20 HECTARES DURING THE PREVIOUS SIX MONTHS AND 14 HECTARES DURING THE OCTOBER, 1979 - MARCH, 1980 PERIOD.

♦THIS MEANS THAT OVER 71 PER CENT MORE NEW TERRITORIES LAND IS TO BE OFFERED DURING THE NEXT SIX MONTHS COMPARED WITH THE SAME SIX MONTHS LAST YEAR,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE SAID IT WAS ALSO 20 PER CENT HIGHER THAN FOR THE PERIOD MARCH - SEPTEMBER, 1980.

THE LAND TO BE SOLD WILL BE FOR RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL/ RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL, INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND TOWN CENTRE DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES.

A TOTAL OF 42 SITES ARE TO BE OFFERED, OF WHICH 10 (MEASURING 3.70 HECTARES) WILL BE SOLD AT AUCTION, ONE (MEASURING FIVE HECTARES) WILL BE FOR TENDER IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND THE REMAINDER (MEASURING 15.66 HECTARES) WILL BE FOR HOLDERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS ISSUED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION. IN THE PREVIOUS SIX MONTHS 38 SITES WERE OFFERED AND THERE WERE FIVE LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS COMPARED WITH 32 SITES OFFERED IN THE NEW ALLOCATIONS.

MOST OF THE SITES - 24 - ARE IN SHA TIN- FOUR EACH IN SAI KUNG, YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN- THREE ARE IN ISLANDS, TWO IN TA I PO AND ONE IN TSUEN WAN.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID 159 935.3 SQUARE METRES (OR 15.99 HECTARES) WOULD BE FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES, INCLUDING A HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME DEVELOPMENT AT TUEN MUN, THE LAND FOR WHICH WOULD BE DISPOSED OF BY TENDER IN DECEMBER.

HE SAID RESIDENTIAL SITES WOULD BE AVAILABLE IN ISLANDS, SHA TIN, SAI KUNG, YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN DISTRICTS.

THREE OF THE RESIDENTIAL SITES (TOTALLING 13 273 SQUARE METRES) WILL BE AUCTIONED IK JANUARY, 1981. TWO ARE IN ISLANDS DISTRICT (LANTAU AND PENG CHAU) AND THE OTHER IN SHA TIN.

ALSO TO BE AUCTIONED IN JANUARY ARE A COMMERCIAL/RES I DENT I AL SITE IN TAI PO, A SITE FOR A HOTEL IN SHA TIN MEASURING 4 602 SQUARE METRES, AND TWO INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN SITES IN SAI KUNG.

A RESIDENTIAL SITE AT CHEUNG SHA, LANTAU, AND ONE IN SAI KUNG, TOTALLING 6 718.3 SQUARE METRES, WILL BE AUCTIONED IN MARCH. ANOTHER INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN SITE IN SAI KUNG WILL ALSO BE OFFERED FOR SALE AT THE SAME AUCTION.

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THERE WILL BE TWO TENDERS - IN DECEMBER AND MARCH - FOR LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENT HOLDERS, TO WHOM 32 SITES WILL BE OFFERED. TWENTY OF THESE, TOTALLING 89 944 SQUARE METRES (8.99 HECTARES), ARE FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES, 18 OF WHICH ARE IN SHA TIN, ONE IN YUEN LONG AND THE OTHER IN TUEN MUN.

AT THE DECEMBER TENDER, TWO SITES FOR LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN SHA TIN AND THREE SITES FOR COMMERCIAL/RESI DENT I AL DEVELOPMENT IN YUEN LONG WILL ALSO BE OFFERED.

AT THE MARCH TENDER, TWO COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTI AL SITES - ONE IN TAI PO, THE OTHER IN TSUEN WAN - WILL BE AVAILABLE, IN ADDITION TO TWO FURTHER LIGHT INDUSTRIAL SITES IN SHA TIN, TWO INDUSTRIAL SITES IN TUEN MUN AND A TOWN CENTRE SITE IN TUEN MUN.

THIS LAST SITE MEASURING 18 880 SQUARE METRES IS THE LARGEST TO BE OFFERED DURING THE SIX MONTHS PERIOD. IT IS SITUATED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TUEN MUN-YUEN LONG HIGHWAY AND WILL BE LINKED BY A FIVE LEVEL PODIUM EXTENDING ACROSS THE HIGHWAY, CONTAINING SHOPPING AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES WITH RESIDENTIAL TOWERS ABOVE.

IT WILL ALSO BE THE MAJOR CAR PARKING AREA IN THE TOWN CENTRE, ADDITIONAL SPACE FOR WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE.

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NEW SERVICE RESERVOIR

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A NEW FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN WONG CHUK HANG TO COPE WITH INCREASED DEMAND FROM THE AREA.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, INCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ASSOCIATED 180-METRE LONG ACCESS ROAD, ARE NOW BEING CALLED BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

THE RESERVOIR WILL HAVE A STORAGE CAPACITY OF 15 200 CUBIC f€TRES AND WILL BE CONSTRUCTED OF REINFORCED CONCRETE DECKING ON THE HILLSIDE TO THE SOUTH OF WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.


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NEW PIER ®LAN W * * >

A NEW PIER WILL REPLACE A JETTY AT MONG TUNG WAN, SOUTH LANTAO.

THE "XTENT OF THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEABED INVOLVED WAS DESCRIBED IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

=EOPLE OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSAL OR CLAIMING PRIVATE RIGHT SHOULD WRITE TO THE DIRECTOR Of PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

THE NOTICE, WITH ITS RELATED PLAN, HAS BEEN POSTED ON NOTICE BOARDS NEAR THE SITE.

THE PLAN MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THE PORT WORKS DIVISION, FIRST "LOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD- THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING- OR AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE (ISLANDS), FOURTH FLOOR, INTERNATIONAL BUILDING, 141 DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL.

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

EXPLOSIVE FINALE FOR SUCCESSFUL HONG KONG FESTIVAL ........... 1

FIRE IS BIGGEST THREAT TO COUNTRYSIDE......................... 2

GOVERNMENT ASSISTS IN BUILDING VILLAGE OFFICES ............... 2

LANTERN EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL .......... 3

SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING TONIGHT IN VICTORIA BARRACKS ........... A

THREE-YEAR COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS ............................ 5

OPEN SWIMMING SYMPOSIUM ...................................... 6

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL TRAINING SCHEME OFFER .............. 7

ACCOUNTANCY STUDENT GAINS TOP AWARD .......................... 8

NEW RESERVOIR IN HAMMER HILL ................................. 8

NEW TAXI STAND IN CENTRAL..................................... 8

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1980

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EXPLOSIVE FINALE FOR SUCCESSFUL HONG KONG FESTIVAL * * * *

THE LONDON SKYLINE WAS ABLAZE WITH COLOUR LAST (SUNDAY) NIGHT IN A MASSIVE FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN BATTERSEA PARK MARKING THE END OF A VERY SUCCESSFUL +HONG KONG IN LONDON* FESTIVAL.

THE CHINESE FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE WAS ENHANCED BY HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN AS THEY SNAKED THEIR WAY AROUND THE PARK IN A MID-AUTUMN LANTERN PROCESSION LED BY MISS HONG KONG, WANDA TAI, AND THE NEWLY-CROWNED FESTIVAL QUEEN, MISS MABEL LIU.

MORE THAN 750 000 VISITORS THRONGED TO THE PARK FOR THE TWO-DAY FESTIVAL WHICH STARTED ON SATURDAY WITH THE FIRING OF A REPLICA OF THE NOON DAY GUN BY LADY BRAMAL, WIFE OF GENERAL SIR EDWARD ERAMAL, CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, AND FORMER COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES IN HONG KONG.

TRAFFIC CAME TO A NEAR STANDSTILL AS THOUSANDS OF CARS CONVERGED ON THE PARK ON THE SOUTH-SIDE OF THE RIVER THAMES. YESTERDAY, THERE WAS A TRAFFIC JAM ON THE BATTERSEA BRIDGE FOR MORE THAN HALF AN HOUR, BUT POLICE BROUGHT THE TRAFFIC UNDER CONTROL. AND AT SLOAN SQUARE, WHERE SPECIAL BUSES WERE RUNNING A SHUTTLE SERVICE TO THE PARK, QUEUES WENT BACK HUNDREDS OF METRES.

BUT DESPITE THE VAST CROWD, ALL THE EVENTS WENT ON SMOOTHLY IN A TYPICALLY FESTIVE HONG KONG ATMOSPHERE.

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, NR DAVID FORD, SUMMED UP THE FESTIVAL WITHi + IF THE PUBLIC RESPONSE ON THE FIRST DAY WAS MARVELLOUS, THIS IS INCREDIBLE.*

THE FESTIVAL, ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND THE GREATER LONDON COUNCIL, WAS FULL OF COLOUR AND ACTIVITY.

THERE WERE DRAGON BOAT RACES, +DAI PAI DONGS* (COOKED FOOD STALLS), HONG KONG CRAFT PRODUCT STALLS, ACROBATIC AND MARTIAL ART DISPLAYS, VARIETY SHOWS AND THE KEYING II SAILING UP AND DOWN THE RIVER THAMES.

HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO ATTENDED THE FESTIVAL INCLUDED THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR JOHN GRIFFITHS- THE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, MR BERNARD WILLIAMS- AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR ALAN ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT.

OTHER GUESTS WERE UNOFFICIAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MISS LYDIA DUNN- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK, MR LAU WONG-FAT-AND MR JOHN SWIRE OF THE SWIRE GROUP.

THERE WAS ALSO THE RECENTLY APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF THE BBC, MR GEORGE HOWARD AND TWO FORMER DIRECTORS OF BROADCASTING IN HONG KONG, MR DONALD KERR AND MR JIMMY HAWTHORNE.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1980

FIRE IS BIGGEST THREAT TO COUNTRYSIDE

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT’S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CF CONSERVATION AND COUNTRY PARKS, MR JOHN WHOLEY, SAID THIS (MONDAY) EVENING THAT FIRE WAS UNDOUBTEDLY THE BIGGEST SINGLE THREAT TO THE COUNTRYSIDE, IN TERMS OF ITS SCENIC APPEARANCE AND ITS VALUE AS A RECREATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THE PEOPLE.

AT A DINNER OF THE Y’S MEN’S CLUB OF VICTORIA, HE SAID ALL HILL FIRES IN HONG KONG COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO HUMAN CARELESSNESS. NATURAL CAUSES, HE SAID, SUCH AS LIGHTNING STRIKES AND SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION WERE VIRTUALLY UNKNOWN HERE.

MR WHOLEY POINTED OUT THAT DURING THE LAST TEN YEARS THERE HAD BEEN MORE THAN 500 OUTBREAKS OF FIRE EACH YEAR IN THE COUNTRY PARKS.

+IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL HILL FIRES START SMALL AND ANY ONE OF THESE OUTBREAKS COULD EASILY HAVE DEVELOPED INTO THE SORT OF FIRE WHICH LAST NOVEMBER BURNED FOR 29 HOURS DAMAGING 500 HECTARES OF LAND AND A QUARTER OF A MILLION TREES.*

WITH THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL +ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY,+ MR WHOLEY SAID HE HOPED THE HONG KONG PEOPLE, IN OBSERVING THE AGE OLD TRADITIONS OF CLEANING THEIR FAMILY GRAVES, WOULD EXERCISE EXTRA CARE IN HANDLING CANDLES, JOSS STICKS AND PAPER MONEY, AS THESE ITEMS WERE THE MAIN CAUSES OF HILL FIRES.

HE RECALLED THAT DURING THE CHUNG YEUNG PERIOD LAST YEAR THERE WERE 145 FIRES OVER THE THREE DAYS OF WHICH 67 WERE INSIDE OR THREATENED COUNTRY PARKS. DURING CHUNG YEUNG IN 1978 THERE WERE 99 FIRES INSIDE COUNTRY PARKS.

HE HOPED THAT IN TIME, THROUGH EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY, THE ORDINARY MAN IN THE STREET WOULD BECOME MORE CONSCIOUS OF THE FIRE PROBLEM IN HIS COUNTRY PARKS AND LEARN TO RESPECT THE COUNTRYSIDE AS A RECREATIONAL RESOURCE.

MR WHOLEY SAID THE NUMBER OF VISITORS TO THE COUNTRYSIDE HAD BEEN RISING STEADILY BY ABOUT 40 PER CENT PER ANNUM AND LAST YEAR MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION PEOPLE VISITED THE COUNTRYSIDE.

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TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LUI HAU-TUEN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THE DISTRICT OFFICE WAS PREPARED TO ASSIST IN GRANTING LAND TO BUILD VILLAGE OFFICES.

MR LUI WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CF A VILLAGE Os-F ICE AT CHUEN LUNG IN TSUEN WAN DISTRICT.

HE SAID TSUEN WAN WAS A PROSPEROUS NEW TOWN WHERE BOTH NEW COMMUNITY BUILDING AND TRADITIONAL VILLAGE DEVELOPMENTS WERE PROGRESSING ACTIVELY.

/+THE OPENING

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+THE OPENING OF THIS IN VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT IN

OFFICE TODAY IS A FURTHER STEP FORWARD THE DISTRICT,* HE SAID.

♦A VILLAGE OFFICE IS A GRASSROOTS ORGANISATION IN RURAL AREAS. APART FROM BEING A VENUE FOR DISCUSSION AMONG VILLAGERS WELFARE, >T IS ALSO AN ACTIVITY CENTRE WHERE THEY CAN PROMOTE FRIENDSHIP,* HE SAID.

+THE OPINIONS OF VILLAGERS ARE CONSULTED AND COLLECTED BY THE OFFICE AND REFLECTED TO THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE RURAL COMMITTEE,* HE SAID.

MR LUI SAID THIS EXPLAINED WHY THE GOVERNMENT HAD GIVEN STRONG SUPPORT TO THE SETTING UP OF VILLAGE OFFICES.

+THE DISTRICT OFFICE IS PREPARED TO ASSIST IN GRANTING LAND TO BUILD VILLAGE OFFICES AND IN THEIR ORGANISATION - JUST AS WE HAVE ASSISTED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A VILLAGE OFFICE HERE,+ HE SAID.

THE OFFICE OPENED BY MR LU I IS A TWO STOREY BUILDING DESIGNED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE WORKS OFFICE, WHICH SUPERVISED THE BUILDING WORK, WITH MONEY DONATED BY THE VILLAGERS THEMSELVES.

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LANTERN EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL *****

A LANTERN EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD IN SHEK WU HUI PLAYGROUND THIS EVENING (MONDAY) TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE EXHIBITION IS PART OF A SERIES OF EVENTS ORGANISED BY NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION TO CELEBRATE ITS FIRST ANNIVERSARY.

THE LANTERNS TO BE DISPLAYED HAVE BEEN SELECTED FROM MORE THAN 590 ENTRIES IN A COMPETITION.

WINNING ENTRIES IN A CHINESE COUPLETS COMPETITION, MOST OF WHICH DESCRIBE THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH DISTRICT IN RECENT YEARS, WILL ALSO BE A DISPLAY.

THIRTY-THREE PRIZES VALUED AT $3 500 WILL BE PRESENTED TO WINNERS AT THE EXHIBITION.

NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PETER JOHNSON, CHAIRMEN OF LOCAL RURAL COMMITTEES AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL BE GUESTS AT THE EXHIBITION.

AFTER THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY, THERE WILL BE LION DANCES AND A LANTERN RIDDLE CONTEST.

THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS, WHICH INCLUDE A QUIZ CONTEST, A SOCCER TOURNAMENT, A LANTERN PARADE, A VARIETY SHOW AND A LOGO COMPETITION, WILL LAST A MONTH.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1980 *

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SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING TONIGHT IN VICTORIA BARRACKS *****

THE ’SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING NIGHT’ ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE (RSS), THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB, WILL BE HELD AT THE VICTORIA BARRACKS SWIMMING POOL THIS (MONDAY) EVENING.

THE EVENT WILL START AT 7.30 PM AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM WILL BE THE OFFICIATING GUEST.

THE RSS ORGANISED SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING TRAINING CLASSES LAST YEAR AS A PILOT SCHEME AND AS THE RESULT WAS FOUND TO BE ENCOURAGING MORE TRAINING CLASSES WERE ORGANISED THIS YEAR UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB’S EDUCATION OFFICER, MR LI CHI SHING.

MR LI POINTED OUT THAT IF SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING WAS LISTED AS A COMPETITIVE EVENT IN THE OLYMPICS, HONG KONG SWIMMERS WOULD BE ABLE TO SHOW OFF THEIR TALENT AND EVEN MIGHT BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE GOOD RESULTS.

+THIS IS BECAUSE THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR SYNCHRONISED SWIMMERS HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD AND AS THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 15 COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD PROMOTING THIS EVENT, SO WE ARE NOT FACED WITH STRONG COMPETITION,+ HE SAID.

LAST MONTH, WHEN THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION HELD THE FIRST HONG KONG YOUTH MUSIC CAMP, THERE WERE TWO DEMONSTRATION SESSIONS ON SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING, WITH LIVE MUSIC BEING INTRODUCED TO ACCOMPANY THE SWIMMERS.

AT TONIGHT’S FUNCTION, THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND OF THE MUSIC OFFICE WILL PROVIDE LIVE MUSIC FOR THE SWIMMERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING NIGHT TO BE HELD AT 7.33 PM TONIGHT (MONDAY) AT THE VICTORIA BARRACKS SWIMMING POOL.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1980

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THREE-YEAR COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS K # K # #

THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL IS PLANNING TO LAUNCH A BASIC THREE-YEAR COURSE IN JOURNALISM, PRIMARILY DESIGNED FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVERS WHO WISH TO START A CAREER IN THE PROFESSION OF JOURNALISM.

MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD, SAID THIS TODAY (MONDAY) WHEN HE PRESENTED CERTIFICATES TO 20 WORKING CHINESE JOURNALISTS WHO HAD JUST COMPLETED THE +ENGLISH ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS* COURSE.

THE FIVE-WEEK COURSE, WHICH LAID EQUAL EMPHASIS ON THEORY AND PRACTICE, WAS ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD.

+THE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEMES WHICH HAVE PROVED EXCEEDINGLY SUCCESSFUL IN OTHER TRADES, WILL BE USED AS REFERENCE IN PROPOSING THIS BASIC TRAINING,* SAID MR SHUM.

IN OTHER WORDS, HE SAID, +JOURNALIST+ MAY POSSIBLY BECOME ANOTHER DESIGNATED TRADE.

+SOME MEMBERS OF THE WORKING PARTY ON THIS PROPOSED TRAINING COURSE HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT SPECIAL CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO UNIVERSITY OR POST-SECONDARY GRADUATES FOR WHOM THE DURATION OF THIS COURSE SHOULD BE REDUCED TO ONE YEAR OR EVEN SHORTER.

+THIS IS A VERY SOUND SUGGESTION AND AS EVERYTHING IS STILL AT A PLANNING STAGE, MORE THOUGHT WILL BE GIVEN TO REFINING THE FINAL PROPOSAL,* HE ADDED.

MR SHUM REVEALED THAT THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD WILL CONDUCT A MANPOWER SURVEY AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR ON THE MEDIA WITH A VIEW TO FINDING OUT THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION OF THE JOURNALISM SECTOR.

+0N THE BASIS OF SURVEY FINDINGS AND THE FORECAST OF MANPOWER NEEDS, THE TRAINING BOARD WILL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT ON HOW TO MEET SUCH MANPOWER NEEDS THROUGH TRAIN ING,+ HE SAID.

THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD — ONE OF THE MANY TRAINING BOARDS AND COMMITTEES OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL — IS PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE MANPOWER REQUIREMENT CF JOURNALISM, PREPARING JOB STANDARDS FOR PRINCIPAL JOBS, AND DESIGNING TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO MEET THE RECOMMENDED JOB STANDARDS.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1980

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OPEN SWIMMING SYMPOSIUM

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SWIMMING TEACHERS FROM THE UK, AUSTRALIA, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, HOLLAND WILL MEET IN HONG KONG NEXT WEEK AT A SYMPOSIUM ON THE TEACHING OF SWIMMING.

THIS WILL BE THE SECOND SYMPOSIUM AND CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SWIMMING TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATIONS. THE SWIMMING TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG WILL BE HOST OF THE SYMPOSIUM AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI.

LECTURES AND PAPERS RELATED TO THE TEACHING OF SWIMMING WILL BE PRESENTED BY LOCAL AND OVERSEAS EXPERTS DURING THE SYMPOSIUM.

SUBJECTS WILL INCLUDE LEARN-TO-SWIM SCHEMES, TEACHING THE DISABLED TO SWIM, ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY SWIMMING TEACHERS, LIFE SAVING SKILLS AND FIRST AID FOR SWIMMING TEACHERS.

THE LECTURES WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FREE OF CHARGE AND WILL BE HELD DAILY FROM 10 AM FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO OCTOBER 2. EACH SESSION WILL LAST FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED BY DELEGATES IN GROUPS WILL INCLUDE SPECIFIC ASPECTS RELATED TO THE TEACHING OF SWIMMING IN SCHOOLS-ESSENTIAL LIFE SAVING SKILLS REQUIRED FOR QUALIFIED TEACHERS OF SWIMMING- AND THE VALUE AND SOCIOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF AQUATIC INSTRUCTION FOR PUPILS AGED THREE YEARS AND BELOW.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE DISCUSSIONS.

DETAILS OF THE LECTURES AND APPLICATIONS TO THE GROUP DISCUSSIONS MAY BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE HONORARY SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG SWIMMING TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION, MR MA YING-KIN, C/0 PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, 7TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, OR ON TELEPHONE 3-884111 EXT. 267.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 29 AT THE MANDARIN HOTEL. MR DENIS BRAY, SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS- MR HARRY BATES, PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF SWIMMING TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATIONS- AND MISS WANDA TAI, MISS HONG KONG 1980 WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SYMPOSIUM AT 6.15 PM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 IN THE PLEASANT ROOM OF THE MANDARIN HOTEL.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1980

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ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL * * *

TRAINING SCHEME OFFER * *

e.c. SEEKING A CAREER IN THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL

FIELD NOW HAVE A CHANCE OF BECOMING A GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE.

THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM FORM TWO SCHOOL LEAVERS BETWEEN 14-17 YEARS OF AGE TO JOIN THE CRAFT APPRENTICE SCHEME.

+CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR THE SCHEME WILL RECEIVE FOUR YEARS TRAINING AS CRAFTSMEN IN ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL OR AIR-CONDITIONING FIELDS AND BE ENTITLED TO A MONTHLY SALARY BETWEEN $550 AND $830 WITH ANNUAL PAID LEAVE AND FREE MEDICAL CARE,* SAID MR KWOK SEN, ACTING SUPERINTENDENT OF APPRENTICES OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE TODAY (MONDAY).

♦ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, APPRENTICES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR APPOINTMENT AS ARTISAN IN THE GOVERNMENT. THEY ARE ALSO FREE TO JOIN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN WHICH WELL-TRAINED CRAFTSMEN ARE IN GREAT DEMAND,* HE ADDED.

MR KWOK POINTED OUT THAT PROMOTION PROSPECTS FOR ARTISANS WERE GOOD AND THEY WERE ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION TO WORKS SUPERVISOR CR EVEN MORE SENIOR POSTS DEPENDING ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE

+THEY MAY BE EMPLOYED IN THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE, WATER SUPPLIES OFFICE, AND GEOTECHNICAL OFFICE OF THE PWD OR KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WORKSHOPS ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL ALL BE TAKEN UP BY THE GOVERNMENT,* HE ADDED.

*HOWEVER, ARTISAN I AND I I POSTS ARE NORMALLY FILLED BY CRAFT APPRENTICES WHO HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED THEIR TRAINING.'

ABOUT 120 APPRENTICES WILL BE RECRUITED FOR THESE POSTS THIS YEAR.

THE FOUR-YEAR APPRENTICESHIP CONSISTS OF BASIC AND ON-THE-JOB TRAINING.

DURING THE FIRST YEAR, APPRENTICES WILL ATTEND A SIX-MONTH FULL-TIME ENGINEERING CRAFT COURSE AT MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER SIX MONTHS BASIC TRAINING IN THE APPRENTICE TRAINING CENTRE AT CAROLINE HILL.

IN THE FOLLOWING THREE YEARS, THEY WILL RECEIVE FURTHER TRAINING IN VARIOUS GOVERNMENT WORKSHOPS AS WELL AS ATTENDING PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE COURSES IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.

THE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS ON BENCH FITTING, MACHINE TOOLS, WELDING, ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONICS AND SHEET METAL WORK.

♦THE TRAINING SCHEME PRACTICALLY COVERS EVERY MAJOR ARTISAN TRADE THUS PROVIDING APPRENTICES WITH A BROAD ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE,* MR KWOK SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE SCHEME ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES, LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICES AND THE APPRENTICE TRAINING CENTRE OF THE PWD’S ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFF ICE.

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ACCOUNTANCY STUDENT GAINS TOP AWARD *****

AN ACCOUNTANCY STUDENT OF THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE HAS BEEN AWARDED FIRST PRIZE IN THE INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTING STAFF EXAMINATIONS PART TWO HELD IN JUNE THIS YEAR.

HE IS MR CHEUNG YING-CHI, WHO OBTAINED THE HIGHEST AGGREGATE SCORE AMONG 1 539 CANDIDATES WORLDWIDE WHO SAT THE EXAMINATION. ONLY 39 PER CENT OF THE CANDIDATES PASSED THIS EXAMINATION.

FOR HIS ACHIEVEMENT, MR CHEUNG HAS BEEN AWARDED 50 POUNDS STERLING BY THE INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTING STAFF.

■♦•THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT STUDENTS FROM THE TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA COURSE IN ACCOUNTANCY TOOK PART IN THE IAS EXAMINATIONS AND RESULTS HAVE BEEN MOST SAT ISFACTORY,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE SAID.

OF THE 23 STUDENTS WHO TOOK THE PART ONE EXAMINATION, 19 PASSED CF WHICH 15 OBTAINED CREDITS. IN THE PART TwO EXAMINATION, 29 OF THE 31 STUDENTS PASSED AND 23 OBTAINED CREDITS.

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NEW RESERVOIR IN HAMMER HILL *****

TENDERS HAVE BEEN INVITED FOR THE SITE FORMATION FOR NGAU CHI WAN SERVICE RESERVOIR AND THE CONSTRUCTION CF AN ACCESS ROAD TO THE SITE ON THE SOUTHERN SLOPE OF HAMMER HILL.

THE RESERVOIR, OF 54 000 CUBIC METRES CAPACITY, WILL EE NEEDED TO SUPPLY THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION AREA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT SAID THE WORKS WOULD INCLUDE EXCAVATION OF ABOUT 403 003 CUBIC METRES, PREPARING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE RESERVOIR AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORKS. THE FOUNDATION AREA WOULD BE ABOUT 11 000 SQUARE METRES.

HE SAID THE ACCESS ROAD, INCLUDED IN THE PREPARATORV WORKS, WOULD BE ABOUT 373 METRES LONG AND SEVE•< METRES WIDE.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN AE0U7 21 MONTHS.

NEW TAXI STAND IN CENTRAL *****

A NE* TAXI STAND HAS BEEN INSTALLED IK CHATER ROAD OUTSIDE ALEXANDRA HOUSE TO REPLACE THE TAXI STAND LUTSIDE CENTRAu BUILDING IN =>EDDER STREET.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2}, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TAXI FARES RISE.............................................. 1

MID-YEAR SURVEY OF ECONOMIC PROSPECTS FOR 1980............... 2

TENDERS CALLED FOR OIL AND SHIPS ............................ 4

TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT ................................... 4

NEW ROAD FOR SHA TIN DEVELOPMENT ............................ 5

HONG KONG FESTIVAL GROUP RETURNS IN TRIUMPH ................. 6

TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND FOR TAI PO........................... 6

FIRE PREVENTION COMPETITION FOR SCHOOLS ..................... 7

TAI PO WATER CUT ............................................ 8

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1980

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TAXI FARES RISE * ft * ft

TAXI FARES WILL BE RAISED BY AN AVERAGE OF 28 PER CENT ON OCTOBER 19 BECAUSE OF HIGHER OPERATING COSTS, PARTICULARLY IN THE CASE OF FUEL.

AND THE FLEETS OF TAXIS IN THE URBAN AREA AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE EXPANDED OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

THE RATE OF THE FARE INCREASE WAS DECIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT AFTER CONSIDERING SUBMISSIONS BY SEVERAL TAXI OPERATORS’ ASSOCIATIONS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TAXI FARES HAD REMAINED UNCHANGED SINCE JANUARY 1979 AND OPERATING COSTS, OVER WHICH OPERATORS HAD LITTLE CONTROL, HAD INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY SINCE THAT TIME.

♦THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN EVIDENCED BY THE NECESSARY REVISION OF VARIOUS OTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARES IN THE PAST 20 MONTHS,* HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW FARE SCALE WOULD BE BASED ON KILOMETRES RATHER THAN MILES. HOWEVER, HE REFUTED REPORTS THAT THE INCREASE WAS CAUSED BY METRICATION.

+ANY CHANGE IN TAXI FARES NECESSITATES THE RECALIBRATION OF NETERS. METRICATION WOULD ALSO INVOLVE RECALIBRATION SO THE OPPORTUNITY IS BEING TAKEN TO DO THE TWO THINGS TOGETHER,* THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

HE STRESSED THAT THE SWITCH TO KILOMETRES WAS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S METRICATION POLICY AND HAD NOT, IN ITSELF, CONTRIBUTED TO THE LEVEL OF THE FARE INCREASE. THE SWITCH HAD ALSO BEEN AGREED TO BY THE TAXI OPERATORS.

IN THE URBAN AREA, THE NEW FLAGFALL FARE WILL BE $4 FOR THE FIRST TWO KILOMETRES, COMPARED WITH THE EXISTING FARE OF $2.50 FOR THE FIRST MILE OR 1.6 KILOMETRES.

THE SUBSEQUENT RATE WILL BE 50 CENTS FOR ONE-QUARTER OF A KILOMETRE, COMPARED WITH THE EXISTING FARE OF 50 CENTS FOR ONEFIFTH OF A MILE OF ONE-THIRD OF A KILOMETRE.

BASED ON THE SAME DISTANCES, THE NEW CHARGES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE A FLAGFALL FARE OF $2.40 AND A SUBSEQUENT RATE OF 30 CENTS, COMPARED WITH THE EXISTING RATES OF $1.50 AND 30 CENTS RESPECTIVELY.

ADDITIONAL FARES, SUCH AS THE CHARGES FOR WAITING TIME AND TUNNEL TOLLS, WILL NCT BE AFFECTED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID WHILE THE INCREASE IN THE FLAGFALL FARE MIGHT APPEAR LARGE, IT WAS FOR A LONGER DISTANCE.

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW FARE SCALE WILL INVOLVE THE RECALIBRATION OR REPLACEMENT OF MORE THAN 9 300 METERS AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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DURING THE INTERIM PERIOD, CONVERSION TABLES SHOWING THE APPROPRIATE FARE TO BE PAID WHEN A PARTICULAR SUM IS REGISTERED ON EXISTING METERS WILL BE DISPLAYED IN ALL TAXIS. THE FARES IN THE TABLES ARE BASED ON DISTANCE TRAVELLED, AND ARE CALCULATED TO THE NEAREST 10 CENTS. WAITING TIME CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE ISSUING OF CONVERSION TABLES, WHICH WOULD CARRY THE SEAL OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, AND THE CONVERSION OF METERS WOULD BE STRICTLY SUPERVISED. VIGOROUS POLICE ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST MALPRACTICES.

THE CONVERSION TABLES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO TAXI OPERATORS FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) AT THE MURRAY ROAD LICENCING OFFICE.

IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF SERVICE PROVIDED BY TAXIS, THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE INCREASED IN STAGES.

TENDERS WILL BE INVITED FOR 300 NEW URBAN TAXI LICENCES EACH THIS WEEK, IN DECEMBER AND MARCH, BRINGING THE SIZE OF THE FLEET TO 10 000.

THE SIZE OF THE TAXI FLEET IN THE NEW TERRITORIES HAS REMAINED STATIC SINCE 1977, WHEN A TOTAL OF 738 LICENCES WERE ISSUED. IN VIEW OF THE POPULATION GROWTH IN THE NEW TERRITORIES THE NUMBER OF LICENCES WILL BE INCREASED BY 100 AND TENDERS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CALLED IN NOVEMBER.

AN OVERALL REVIEW TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TAXI OPERATIONS AND THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL LICENCES WILL BE CARRIED OUT NEXT YEAR.

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MID-YEAR SURVEY OF ECONOMIC PROSPECTS FOR 1980 ******

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF A MID-YEAR SURVEY OF ECONOMIC PROSPECTS CONDUCTED IN JUNE AND JULY ON A SAMPLE OF ABOUT So LARGE ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AND 30 IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR.

THE SURVEY UPDATES THE FINDINGS OF A SIMILAR SURVEY CONDUCTED EARLIER IN THE YEAR TO OBTAIN THE OPINION OF MANAGEMENT REGARDING BUSINESS OUTLOOKS FOR THE NEAR FUTURE.

ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURERS SURVEYED, THE AGGREGATE VOLUME OF ORDERS WAS EXPECTED TO DECREASE BY ABOUT THREE PER CENT DURING THE SECOND HALF OF 1980 COMPARED WITH 1HE SAME PFRIOD IN 1979, THE COMPARISON BEING DRAWN IN QUANTITY TERMS WITH PR ICE EFFECTS DISCOUNTED. THIS EXPECTED DECREASE WAS THE RESULT OF A TWO PER CENT DECLINE IN ORDERS FROM ALL WErIeaS MARKETS AND A SIX PER CENT DECLINE IN ORDERS MADE LOCALLY.

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COMMENTING ON THE FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN-SAID THAT IN SIMILAR SURVEYS CONDUCTED, MANUFACTURERS HAD ALWAYS BEEN OVERTLY CONSERVATIVE IN FORMULATING THEIR VIEWS ABOUT BUSINESS PROSPECTS. FOR EXAMPLE, AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, MANUFACTURERS PREDICTED THAT THE VOLUME OF EXPORT ORDERS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR WOULD BE FIVE PER CENT MORE THAN THAT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1979. IN THE EVENT HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS ACHIEVED A GROWTH RATE, IN REAL TERMS, OF 18 PER CENT. THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THEREFORE THAT FINDINGS FROM THE SURVEY HAD TO BE INTERPRETED WITH GREAT CARE.

NEVERTHELESS, HE SAID THAT THE SOMEWHAT PESSIMISTIC VIEWS EXPRESSED BY MANUFACTURERS CONCERNING EXPORT ORDERS, PARTICULARLY THOSE FROM HONG KONG’S MAJOR MARKETS AND THOSE FOR TEXTILES AND CLOTHING, COULD BE TAKEN AS AN INDICATION OF A POSSIBLE SLOW DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR.

THIS, HE SAID, WAS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY PUT THE REVISED FORECAST OF THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FOR THE YEAR AT 14 PER CENT, WHEN THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR WAS 18 PER CENT.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT IN CONTRAST TO THEIR OWN VIEWS ABOUT EXPORT ORDERS, MANUFACTURERS EXPECTED THEIR PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY IN TERMS OF MACHINERY AND FACTORY SPACE WOULD INCREASE BY SIX PER CENT THIS YEAR, ALBEIT WITH A MARGINALLY LOWER UTILIZATION RATE, AND THAT EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING WOULD REMAIN STABLE.

MANUFACTURERS COVERED BY THE SURVEY EXPECTED THE PRICES CF THEIR “RODUCTS FOR EXPORT TO INCREASE BY AN AVERAGE OF SIX PER CENT IN THE SECOND HALF OF 1980 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1979, WHICH WAS LOWER THAN THEIR EXPECTATION CF A CORRESPONDING INCREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT FOR THE PRICES CF MATERIAL INPUTS AND 10 PER CENT FOR WAGES PAID TO OPERATIVES.

IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, IT WAS ENVISAGED THE PRICES CF BUILDING MATERIALS WOULD INCREASE BY AN AVERAGE OF EIGHT PER CENT, WAGES BY 11 PER CENT, AND EMPLOYMENT BY FIVE PER CENT DURING THE SECOND HALF OF 1979.

THE CONTRACTORS ALSO EXPECTED THEIR PLANT CAPACITY TO EXPAND BY ABOUT EIGHT PER CENT DURING 1980.

A REPORT ON THE SURVEY IS AVAILABLE AT 12 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, HONG KONG. ENQUIRIES ON THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 5-274203.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1980

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TENDERS CALLED FOR OIL AND SHIPS

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THE PLAN TO KEEP A STRATEGIC STOCK OF FUEL OIL FOR HONG KONG IN MOORED TANKERS TOOK A STEP FORWARD TODAY.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED THAT TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY OF OIL AND THE CHARTER OF THE SHIPS WERE BEING CALLED BY OWENSBOARD ENTERPRISES LTD. THE COMPANY SET UP BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE POWER COMPANIES AND SHELL AND ESSO, TO MANAGE THE SCHEME.

CALLING FOR TENDERS DOES NOT MEAN THAT A FINAL DECISION TO GO AHEAD WITH THE PROJECT HAS BEEN TAKEN. THIS WILL DEPEND ON THE BOARD’S CONSIDERATION OF THE TENDERS RECEIVED,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

AT THIS STAGE IT SEEMS TO THE BOARD THAT THE MANY TECHNICAL QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE PROJECT, INCLUDING THE RISK OF POLLUTION, CAN BE SATISFACTORILY OVERCOME AND THAT IT IS STILL IN HONG KONG’S INTEREST TO PROCEED WITH THE PROJECT,♦ HE ADDED.

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A TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT IS BEING SET UP BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO RECEIVE AND MONITOR ALL COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS ON TRANSPORT MATTERS.

THE UNIT WILL BE HEADED BY AN EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, MR JAMES K.C. KWAN, WHO WILL ENSURE ITS EFFICIENT OPERATION IN SUCH A WAY THAT ITS ROLE AS A FORUM FOR AIRING TRANSPORT PROBLEMS IS MET TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AND TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF TRANSPORT OPERATIONS.

MR KWAN, 38, A CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, HAS HAD WIDE EXPERIENCE IN THE CIVIL SERVICE. HE WAS A GRADUATE OF WAH YAN COLLEGE AND THE NORTHCOTE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION. AFTER A FEW YEARS’ TEACHING EXPERIENCE, HE JOINED THE EXECUTIVE GRADE AND HAS SERVED IN THE INLAND REVENUE, HOME AFFAIRS AND URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.

HE ATTENDED A ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES COURSE AT THE KINGSTON POLYTECHNIC, UK AND RETURNED IN 1979 TO JOIN THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH BEFORE HE WAS SELECTED FOR THIS APPOINTMENT.

MR KWAN HAS HAD A GREAT DEAL OF EXPERIENCE IN DEALING WITH THE PUBLIC. HE WAS ASSISTANT CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, KWUN TONG DURING THE SAU MAU PING LANDSLIDE DISASTER IN JUNE 1972 AND HE WAS STAFF OFFICER (SWIMMING) IN THE USD BETWEEN 1974 AND 1976.

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NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO ATTEND A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) AT THE GIS THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE WHICH WILL BE ATTENDED BY MR T.S. LO, CHAIRMAN OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND KWAN, THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE NEW UNIT. MR KWAN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TV/RADIO INTERVIEWS AFTER THE COHERENCE.

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NEW ROAD FOR SHA TIN DEVELOPMENT H X X X

A NEW TRUNK ROAD IS TO BE MADE BETWEEN LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD NEAR TSANG TAI UK, AND YUEN CHAU KOK, AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT CF SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SAID THE PROJECT COMPRISED THE CONSTRUCTION OF 1.4 KILOMETRES OF DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAYS WITH ASSOCIATED FLYOVERS, A FOOTBRIDGE AND STORMWATER DRAINAGE.

HE SAID THE WORKS WOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN PHASES TO ALLOW EARLY COMPLETION OF ONE OF THE CARRIAGEWAYS TO EASE TRAFFIC IN THE AREA.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE ROAD WILL FORM A CENTRAL PART OF THE MAJOR ROAD NETWORK OF THE NEW TOWN TO COPE WITH TRAFFIC GENERATED BY DEVELOPMENT.

THE TRUNK ROAD WILL EVENTUALLY BE CONNECTED WITH THE COASTAL TRUNK ROAD BETWEEN SHA TIN NEW TOWN AND TAI PO NEW TOWN.

BY THEN, WITH THE LION ROCK TUNNEL AND LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD, IT WILL BE A PRINCIPAL ROAD LINK BETWEEN KOWLOON AND THE EASTERN PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES,* HE ADDED.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN DECEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 35 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

MAl'NSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA, CONSULTING ENGINEERS TO THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF the °UBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, HAS DESIGNED THE PROJECT AND • SUPERVISE CONSTRUCTION.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1980

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HONG KONG FESTIVAL GROUP RETURNS IN TRIUMPH * * * *

A CONTINGENT OF THE HONG KONG IN LONDON FESTIVAL DELEGATION THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING RETURNED TO HONG KONG IN TRIUMPH AFTER THEIR GREAT SUCCESS IN THE UK.

AS THEY STEPPED OUT FROM THE ARRIVAL GATE, THEY WERE GIVEN A WARM WELCOME BY FRIENDS, RELATIVES AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FESTIVAL ORGANISERS, WHO CONGRATULATED THEM ON THEIR REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FESTIVAL, WHICH ATTRACTED MORE THAN 750 000 PEOPLE.

AMONG THE GROUP OF 50 WERE REPRESENTATIVES FROM HONG KONG TELEVISION BROADCASTING LIMITED AND THE HEUNG YEE KUK LED BY ITS CHAIRMAN, MR LAU WONG-FAT, AND VICE-CHAIRMAN, MR LIU YUN-SUM.

THEY WERE THE FIRST BATCH OF FESTIVAL DELEGATES TO RETURN. OTHERS WILL SPEND THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN LONDON BEFORE COMING HOME LATER THIS WEEK.

DURING THE FESTIVAL IN LONDON’S BATTERSEA PARK, THE PERFORMANCE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE DANCES BY THE HEUNG YEE KUK TEAM - COMPRISED MAINLY OF STUDENTS OF THE FUNG KAI SECONDARY SCHOOL IN YUEN LONG -WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND EVENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FESTIVAL ORGANISERS SAID THE PERFORMANCES WERE ALL VERY WELL RECEIVED.

THE SUCCESS OF THE FESTIVAL REFLECTED THE STRONG COMMUNITY SPIRIT WHICH PREVAILED FROM THE EARLY PLANNING STAGE.

+THESE ORGANISATIONS HAVE, INDEED, DONE MUCH, NOT ONLY IN PROMOTING OUR CULTURE AND TRADITIONS, BUT ALSO IN IMPROVING HONG KONG’S IMAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. THEIR PARTICIPATION IS COMMENDABLE,* HE SAID.

WITH THE CHIU CHOW ASSOCIATION AND THE KIANGSU CHEKIANG RESIDENTS (H.K.) ASSOCIATION TEAMS, THE HEUNG YEE KUK DELEGATION WON WIDESPREAD ACCLAIM FROM THE LONDON AUDIENCES.

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TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND FOR TAI PO *****

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO SPEND $300 000 TO BUILD A TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND AT TAI PO.

IT WILL BE ON A 7 392 SQUARE METRE SITE IN TING KOK ROAD WHERE A NEW TOWN CENTRE WILL BE BUILT.

FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE A STANDARD SIZE GRASS SOCCER PITCH, A BASKETBALL COURT AND A TENNIS COURT.

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A TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID MOST OF THE PLANNED PERMANENT SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE NEW TOWN WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE MID-1980’S.

THE INTERIM SOLUTION WAS TO IDENTIFY DEVELOPMENT SITES WHICH COULD BE USED TEMPORARILY FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES ESPECIALLY WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE FIRST PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES IN TAI PO, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE READY BY APRIL, WILL BE USED FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS.

EXPENDITURE ON SITE FORMATION, DRAINAGE AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BE MET BY TAI PO AND FANLING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE. THE LOCAL DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD WILL PROVIDE FUNDS FOR TURFING.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR OTHER SUITABLE SITES FOR TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND USE.

A TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND WITH A MINI-SOCCER PITCH, TWO BASKETBALL COURTS, TWO VOLLEYBALL COURTS AND TWO TENNIS COURTS IN PLOVER COVE ROAD WAS OPENED IN MAY.

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FIRE PREVENTION COMPETITION FOR SCHOOLS M * * *

A FIRE PREVENTION PROJECT DESIGN COMPETITION AND EXHIBITION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TO INCREASE THEIR AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF FIRE PREVENTION.

THE EVENT HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB (CYC) SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS MAY CHOOSE ANY ASPECT OF FIRE PREVENTION AS THE THEMES OF THEIR PROJECTS, FOR EXAMPLE, HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM FIRE- KEEP OUR COUNTRYSIDE FIRE-FREE- FACTORY FIRES COST LIVES, MONEY AND JOBS- AND THE FIRE WATCH SCHEME.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CYC SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) THE PROJECTS SHOULD BE PRESENTED AS AN INTERESTING AND EYE-CATCHING DISPLAYS WHICH MAY INCLUDE PICTURES, PHOTOGRAPHS, MODELS, GRAPHS, CHARTS OR FEATURE ARTICLES. CAPTIONS MAY EITHER BE IN CHINESE OR ENGLISH, OR BOTH.

A SUBSIDY OF $400 WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL.

SCHOOLS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE SHOULD SEND IN THEIR APPLICATIONS BEFORE OCTOBER 8 TO THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, CAROLINE MANSION, 4TH FLOOR, 8 YUN PING ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE SECTION ON 5-7902993 OR 5-779007.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2J, 198c

THE DISPLAYS WILL BE JUDGED IN THE THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON NOVEMBER 20.

CULTURAL

ACTIVITIES HALL OF

PRIZES WILL BE BOOK AND STATIONERY 51 ZE IS WORTH |1 000, THE SECOND PRIZE $500. A NUMBER OF MERIT

TOKENS. $800 AND

PRIZES WORTH 1300 WILL

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FIRST THIRD PRIZE BE AWARDED.

THE EXHIBITION WILL TO 23. OPENING HOURS ON 7 PM, AND ON NOVEMBER 23

BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM NOVEMBER 21 AND 22 ARE FROM FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.

NOVEMBER 21 10 AM TO

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TAI PO WATER CUT

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THE FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TAI PO DISTRICT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO 6 AM SATURDAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

ALL PREMISES AT KWONG FUK ROAD, TUNG CHEONG STREET, PLOVER ' COVE ROAD, PO HEUNG STREET, PO YICK STREET, LUK HEUNG LANE AND ON FU ROAD WILL EE AFFECTED.

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2k, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

KING'S ROAD PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME SPEEDED UP ...... 1

SPECIAL STAMPS ON PARKS ...................................... 1

VISIT BY CONSERVATIVE MPS .....................................2

SCHOOL CHILDREN OVER 1? MAY WORK PART-TIME CHILD ENTERTAINERS NOT BOUND BY AGE ...........................3

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

SAI KUNG CHOIR LOCKING FOR NEW MEMBERS ........................5

FOUNTAIN FOR FERRY CONCOURSE ................................. 5

AQUEDUCT CAPACITY TO INCREASE ................................ 6

PRISONS RECRUITMENT DISPLAY IN WAN CHAI ...................... 6

CAS TO LAUNCH RECRUITMENT DRIVE IN TSUEN WAN ................. 7

URBAN CLEARWAY ................................................7

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1980

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KING’S ROAD PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME SPEEDED UP *****

WORK ON THE KING’S ROAD PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME IS TO BE SPEEDED UP AND THE OPERATIONAL DATE FOR THE COMPLETE SCHEME TO HING FAT STREET HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD FROM FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR TO THE END OF THIS YEAR.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THE IMPLEMENTATION OF STAGE II OF THE SCHEME COVERING THE SECTION OF KING’S ROAD BETWEEN TAI KOO SHING AND JAVA ROAD, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 1, WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME TIME AS STAGE III IS COMPLETED IN DECEMBER.

CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICER, MRS DOROTHY CHAN EXPLAINED: +IT HAS BECOME POSSIBLE TO SPEED UP THE WHOLE SCHEME BY NIGHTWORK, BY INCREASING THE WORK FORCE AND BY BRINGING FORWARD OTHER ASSOCIATED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES.*

IT WAS DECIDED, SHE SAID, TO COMBINE THE OPERATIONAL DATE OF THE SECOND STAGE WITH THE THIRD TO MINIMISE CONFUSION TO THE MOTORING PUBLIC.

THIS WOULD BENEFIT PUBLIC TRANSPORT PASSENGERS AS THERE WOULD BE MORE THAN 5 KM OF BUS AND TRAM LANES.

THIS WOULD, MRS CHAN SAID, ENABLE THE BUS COMPANY TO BRING FORWARD THEIR ROUTE IMPROVEMENT PLAN SCHEDULED TO TAKE EFFECT CONCURRENTLY WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE SCHEME.

UNDER THE REVISED WORK PROGRAMME, A SERIES OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES INCLUDING URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS, BOX JUNCTIONS, NEW TRAFFIC ROUTES AND BANNING OF RIGHT TURNS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE COMING MONTHS.

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SPECIAL STAMPS ON PARKS * * * *

A SPECIAL ISSUE OF POSTAGE STAMPS FEATURING HONG KONG’S COUNTRY PARKS AND RECREATIONAL PARKS IN URBAN AREAS WILL BE ON SALE ON NOVEMBER 12.

THE STAMPS, IN DENOMINATIONS OF 20 CENTS, SI, $1.30 AND S2, WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE FIRST FLOOR PUBLIC COUNTER OF THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 4.30 PM ON NOVEMBER 10.

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES AT 50 CENTS EACH FROM OCTOBER 29. EACH COVER WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN INSERT CARD CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE VARIOUS PARKS SHOWN ON THE STAMPS, AND BRIEF PHILATELIC INFORMATION.

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ADDITIONAL COVERS HAVE BEEN PRINTED TO MEET ANTICIPATED DEMAND. TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE HAS A FAIR CHANCE, NO MORE THAN 10 COVERS MAY BE BOUGHT AT ANY ONE TIME.

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SERVICING THESE COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE.

FULLY ADDRESSED FIRST DAY COVERS MUST BE HANDED IN WITH AN ORDER FORM TOGETHER WITH $5 FOR EACH COVER — $4.50 FOR THE THREE STAMPS AND 50 CENTS SERVICE FEE. NOT LESS THAN 10 COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH EACH ORDER.

ORDER FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE THREE POST OFFICES ON OCTOBER 19 AND THE ADVANCE ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5 PM ON NOVEMBER 8.

SERVICED COVERS ADDRESSED TO LOCAL DESTINATIONS MAY BE COLLECTED ON NOVEMBER 13 FROM THE OFFICE WHERE THE ORDER WAS PLACED.

COVERS ADDRESSED OVERSEAS WILL BE FORWARDED BY ORDINARY SERVICE MAIL, UNLESS SUFFICIENT STAMPS ARE PLACED ON THEM TO COVER AIRMAIL OR REGISTRATION CHARGES.

A SPECIAL SERVICE WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED ON NOVEMBER 12 AT ALL POST OFFICES WHERE .FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE COUNTER, IMPRESSED WITH THE NORMAL POST OFFICE DATE STAMP AND HANDED BACK TO THE PERSON PRESENTING THEM. NO TIME TYPE: WILL APPEAR IN THE POST MARK.

THIS SERVICE IS ONLY FOR UNREGISTERED ARTICLES BEARING AN INDICATION THAT THEY ARE +FIRST DAY COVERS*. THE ARTICLES MUST ALSO BE ADDRESSED LOCALLY AND THEY MUST NOT BEAR ANY OTHER CANCELLATIONS.

SPECIAL POSTING BOXES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE THREE POST OFFICES ON THE SAME DAY FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO HAVE COVERS CAREFULLY HAND-POSTMARKED BEFORE DESPATCH.

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VISIT BY CONSERVATIVE MPS * * *

TWO CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WILL BE VISITING HONG KONG AT THE INVITATION OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT BETWEEN OCTOBER 4 AND 13.

THEY ARE MR JOHN WAKEHAM, MEMBER FOR MALDON, AND THE HON TIMOTHY SAINSBURY, MEMBER FOR HOVE.

THE PURPOSE OF THEIR VISIT IS TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH HONG KONG'S ADMINISTRATION. =UBLIC HOUSING, TRADE AND INDUSTRY AND PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THE INFLUX Or IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES.

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THEIR PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE DISCUSSIONS WITH SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, VISITS TO VIETNAMESE REFUGEE TRANS IT CENTRES AND TOURS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY WILL ALSO MEET MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS AND VARIOUS BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS.

THEY WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE BEFORE LEAVING HONG KONG.

ANYONE WISHING TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE THEM SHOULD CONTACT THE PROTOCOL OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG (TEL NO. 5-95212), WHICH WILL PASS ON THE REQUEST TO THE MPS.

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SCHOOL CHILDREN OVER 13 MAY WORK PART-TIME CHILD ENTERTAINERS NOT BOUND BY AGE HMM

CHILDREN WITHIN THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION AGE GROUP WHO ARE OVER 13 YEARS OLD MAY WORK PART-TIME OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS IN APPROVED NON-INDUSTRI AL UNDERTAKINGS WITH THE CONSENT OF THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HOWEVER, THE AGE LIMIT FOR CHILD EMPLOYMENT HAS BEEN WAIVED IN RESPECT OF CHILDREN EMPLOYED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, WHERE A CHILD OF ANY AGE MAY BY EMPLOYED, HE SAID.

UNDER THE PRESENT ORDINANCE, ALL CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIX AND 15 WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED FORM III MUST ATTEND SCHOOL.

ALL CHILDREN WITHIN THIS CATEGORY, INCLUDING ENTERTAINERS, WORKING PART-TIME MUST POSSESS VALID SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY THE SCHOOLS WHERE THEY ARE ATTENDING A FULL SECONDARY OR PRIMARY COURSE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THEY MUST ALSO HAVE THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS, HE ADDED.

ALL SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE DATES OF ISSUE, ARE VALID ONLY UP TO SEPTEMBER 30 EACH YEAR, AFTER WHICH RE-APPLICATION BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN WILL BE NECESSARY.

CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LAID DOWN REGARDING WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH AND STUDIES OF CHILDREN WHO ARE WORKING PART-TIME. '*

A CHILD SHOULD NOT BE AT WORK BEFORE 7 AM OR AFTER 7 PM ON ANY DAY, AND DURING SCHOOL HOURS ON ANY SCHOOL DAY.

DURING THE SCHOOL TERM, A CHILD SHOULD NOT WORK FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS ON ANY SCHOCu DAY OR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS ON ANY DAY- AND DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS THE CHILD SHOULD NOT WORK FOR MORE THAN EIGHT HOURS CN ANY DAY.

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HOWEVER, CHILDREN WORKING AS ENTERTAINERS MAY BE EMPLOYED BETWEEN 7 AM AND MIDNIGHT, BUT NOT DURING SCHOOL HOURS OR FOR MORE THAN EIGHT HOURS ON ANY DAY.

CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE AT WORK CONTINUOUSLY FOR MORE THAN FIVE HOURS, AFTER WHICH THEY MUST HAVE AN INTERVAL OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HOUR FOR A MEAL OR REST.

+ALSO, THEY MUST NOT LIFT OR CARRY ANY LOAD EXCEEDING 18 KILOGRAMS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID-

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AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS THIS SATURDAY AT 10 AM IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

THIRTY-FIVE SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR

BIDDING. THEY ARE t

CF 320 CF 9960 CF 8328 CF 120 CF 3111

AS 8838 CH 47 HK 323 CF 345 CF 2899

AN 1132 CF 8833 CF 83 4949 CG 688

CE 9088 CH 10 8092 CC 707 CF 3268

CF 670 AA 6446 CC 666 CG 1 CF 3001

CG 448 CG 38 CH 8 CG 8888 CF 6168

AY 8773 CG 1668 CF 1838 CG 8168 CF 6138

SUCCESSFUL AFTER THE BIDDI BIDDERS MUST NG. ' PAY IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED BIDDERS THAT THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER WOULD BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO A VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WITHIN 12 MONTHS CF THE AUCTION.

PROCEEDS WILL AS USUAL GO TO THE LOTTERIES FUND.

THE COMING AUCTION WILL BE THE 57TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE NAY 1973.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1980

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SAI KUNG CHOIR LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

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IF YOU CAN SING, ARE YOUNG AND LIVE IN SAI KUNG, THE LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHOIR WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING CHOIR IS LOOKING FOR 100 NEW MEMBERS TO FORM A *SING-AND-PLAY* GROUP.

APART FROM SINGING, THE NEW GROUP WILL BE TRAINED IN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PLAYING AND MUSIC APPRECIATION. OTHER ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE PICNICS AND VISITS.

+THERE WILL BE MORE EMPHASIS ON TRAINING AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, WHEREAS THE OTHER CHOIR GROUPS ARE MORE PERFORMANCE-ORIENTATED,+ A CHOIR SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

ALL SAI KUNG CHILDREN AGED UNDER 16 CAN APPLY TO JOIN THE NEW GROUP. THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED PREVIOUSLY BUT WERE NOT ACCEPTED BECAUSE OF LIMITED PLACES ARE ESPECIALLY WELCOME TO TRY AGAIN, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS HAVE BEEN SENT TO ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT. THEY ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE BRANCH OFFICE AND THE MUSIC OFFICE SUB-OFFICE IN MAN NIN STREET.

A VOCAL TEST WILL BE HELD THIS SATURDAY IN MAN Yl WAN SCHOOL.

THE CHOIR WAS STARTED 20 MONTHS AGO BY THE DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, RURAL COMMITTEES AND THE MUSIC OFFICE. ITS INITIAL 75 MEMBERS MORE THAN DOUBLED IN SIZE WHEN A +TEENAGER GROUP* WAS FORMED IN MAY FROM OVER 303 APPLICANTS.

♦THERE IS KEEN INTEREST AMONG LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE AND THIS IS WHY WE ARE EXPANDING,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FOUNTAIN FOR FERRY CONCOURSE

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A FOUNTAIN AND FLOWER BEDS WILL SHORTLY BE BUILT AT THE JORDAN ROAD FERRY CONCOURSE TO BEAUTIFY THE ENVIRONMENT.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OP THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN MARCH NEXT YEAR.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1980

AQUEDUCT CAPACITY TO INCREASE * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF THE EXISTING AQUEDUCT SYSTEM IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THIS IS TO PROVIDE FOR BULK TRANSFER OF RAW WATER TO THE SHA TIN TREATMENT WORKS FOR TREATMENT TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND OF FRESH WATER.

THE WORK INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF SEVERAL SECTIONS OF WATER TUNNEL, ABOUT 2 300 METRES LONG, AND THE LAYING OF 800 METRES CF STEEL PIPELINES AT TAI PO TAU, LOWER SHING MUN AND SHA TIN RESPECTIVELY.

WORK WILL START IN DECEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 17 MONTHS TO

COMPLETE.

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PRISONS RECRUITMENT DISPLAY IN WAN CHAI *****

THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT WILL STAGE A RECRUITMENT DISPLAY AND VARIETY SHOW IN WAN CHAI TOMORROW (THURSDAY) EVENING.

THE DISPLAY, TO RECRUIT SUITABLE YOUNG MEN AS ASSISTANT OFFICER II, WILL BE HELD IN SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND FROM 7.33 PM TO 9.30 PM.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES A PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY SHOWING THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PRISON WORK, ANt) A VARIETY SHOW WITH PERFORMANCE BY TELEVISION STARS AND AN ENTERTAINMENT TROUPE.

THE MARCHING TEAM OF THE TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND THE DRUMS AND PIPES BAND OF THE CAPE COLLINSON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION WILL ALSO BE PERFORMING.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE DISPLAY. PRISON OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER ENQUIRIES AT A MOBILE RECRUITMENT CENTRE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT'S MOBILE RECRUITMENT DISPLAY AND VARIETY SHv- TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN oOLTHORN PLAYG CUND, «AN CnAI, F CM 7.33 PM.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1980

CAS TO LAUNCH RECRUITMENT DRIVE IN TSUEN WAN * * * * *

THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL BE LAUNCHING A RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN IN TSUEN WAN THIS SUNDAY.

TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER AND DISTRICT OFFICER, MR A.P. ASPREY-TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LUI HAU-TUEN- CAS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER (DEVELOPMENT), MR SO YUN-LAM- CHAIRMEN OF RURAL COMMITTEES AND OTHER COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL EXHIBITION GALLERY.

A STATIC DISPLAY INTRODUCING CAS ORGANISATION, TRAINING, ACTIVITIES AND OPERATIONS WILL BE HELD IN THE EXHIBITION GALLERY.

THE PROGRAMME WILL ALSO INCLUDE DEMONSTRATIONS BY CAS MEMBERS IN THE SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND.

NOTE TO ED I TORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN TO BE HELD IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL EXHIBITION GALLERY AT 10 AM ON SUNDAY.

TIME i 1145 HOURS/KO

DATE « SEPTEMBER 24, 1980.

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URBAN CLEARWAY * * * *

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PRINCE EDWARD FOAD BETWEEN GRAMPIAN ROAD AND KING TAI STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ZONE FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, WITHIN THIS RESTRICTED ZONE, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGt CR GOODS.

THE EXTENT OF THE RESTRICTED ZONE WILL BE INDICATED BY TRAFFIC SIGNS.

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WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN NORTH POINT WILL EE TURN'D OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE poemises TO BE AFFECTED ARE ON JAVA ROAD FROM HEALTHY STREET EAST TO KING’S ROAD, HOUSE NOS 865 TO 971 KING’S ROAD, TONG CHONG STREET, HOI WAN STREET, HOI TAI STREET, HOI KWONG STREET AND FINNIE STREET INCLUDING HONG KONG AND CHINA GAS CO LTD.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

VISIT OF LORD CARRINGTON ........................................ 1

FURTHER ISSUE OF 300 TAXI LICENCES .............................. 3

TSUEN WAN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING TOPPED OUT ........................ k

SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS HELP PROVIDE SKILLED MANPOWER ................................................ 5

POST NO BILLS ................................................... 5

PRISONS RECRUITMENT DRIVE IN WAN CHAI ........................... 6

WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ...................... 7

SPECIAL TRAINS TO SHA TIN RACE COURSE ........................... 7

TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ON JORDAN ROAD .............................. 8

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1980

VISIT OF LORD CARRINGTON * * * *

THE RT. HON THE LORD CARRINGTON, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, ARRIVES l/N HONG KONG TOMORROW (FRIDAY) NIGHT FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT BEFORE LEAVING FOR TOKYO.

LORD CARRINGTON, ACCOMPANIED BY LADY CARRINGTON, WILL ARRIVE FROM NEW YORK WHERE HE ATTENDED THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

HE WILL BE MET AT KAI TAK AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY MACLEHOSE.

DURING HIS STAY, THE SECRETARY OF STATE WILL HAVE DISCUSSIONS WITH THE GOVERNOR AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICIALS, MEET WITH UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE AND URBAN COUNCILS AND VISIT A NUMBER OF LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND THE KAI TAK NORTH REFUGEE CAMP.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

LORD CARRINGTON ARRIVES ON FRIDAY NIGHT FROM NEW YORK BY RAF VC-10 E.T.A. 2255 HOURS.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE ARRANGED FOR PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN TO COVER HIS ARRIVAL.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ASSIGNED TO COVER LORD CARRINGTON’S ARRIVAL ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE, ONE HOUR BEFORE THE ARRIVAL, IN THE PRESS ROOM, KAI TAK AIRPORT. THEY SHOULD BRING WITH THEM THEIR IDENTITY CARDS OR PASSPORTS. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT TO ASSIST.

VISIT TO URBAN COUNCIL

ON SATURDAY MORNING, LORD CARRINGTON WILL MEET MEMBERS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE ARRANGED OUTSIDE THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS TO COVER LORD CARRINGTON’S ARRIVAL. PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE OUTSIDE THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 1125 HOURS.

VISIT TO KOWLOON ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY’S SITE AT TAP SHEK KOK

ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, LORD CARRINGTON WILL VISIT THE KOWLOON ELECTRIC SUPPLY COMPANY’S SITE AT TAP SHEK KOK.

A PRESS FACILITY FOR BOTH REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE ARRANGED.

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MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ASSIGNED TO COVER THIS EVENT ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE C.G.O. CAR PARK AT 0930 HOURS. THEY ARE REMINDED THAT PEOPLE GOING TO THE NEW TERRITORIES MUST BRING ALONG IDENTITY CARDS OR PASSPORTS.

VISIT TO SHUN LEE ESTATE

LATER ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON, LORD CARRINGTON WILL VISIT THE SHUN LEE ESTATE.

THE PRESS PARTY COVERING THE POWER STATION SITE WILL BE TAKEN TO THE ESTATE TO COVER THIS EVENT.

SEPARATELY, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WILL BE ARRANGING TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHO WISH TO GO TO THE ESTATE FROM KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER. THOSE WHO WISH TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS ARRANGEMENT ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT THE PIER AT 3 PM.

VISIT TO KAI TAK NORTH REFUGEE CAMP

ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) LORD CARRINGTON WILL VISIT THE KAI TAK NORTH REFUGEE CAMP.

A COACH WILL LEAVE C.G.O. CAR PARK AT 1000 HOURS FOR THE CAMP.

PRESS CONFERENCE AT VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, KAI TAK AIRPORT

LORD CARRINGTON WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, KAI TAK AIRPORT, BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE BY RAF VC-13.

IN VIEW OF THE SHORT TIME, THE PRESS PARTY COVERING THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CAMP MAY NOT BE ABLE TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

PRESS REPRESENTATIVES ASSIGNED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT 1120 HOURS.

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FURTHER ISSUE OF 300 TAXI LICENCES

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL BE INVITING TENDERS FOR A FURTHER BATCH OF 300 HONG KONG AND KOWLOON TAXI LICENCES TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TENDER FORMS WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM TOMORROW AT THE HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE, MEZZANINE FLOOR, MURRAY ROAD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK AND AT THE KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICE, NINTH FLOOR, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, DUNDAS STREET.

THE TENDER FORMS WILL BE COLOURED BLUE AND THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED INTENDING TENDERERS NOT TO USE ANY OTHER PREVIOUSLY ISSUED FORM, OTHERWISE THEIR TENDERS MAY BE DECLARED VOID.

THE TENDER WILL BE IN THE FORM OF A PREMIUM FOR ONE OR MORE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON TAXIS, AND A TENDERER MAY SUBMIT ONE TENDER FORM FOR ONE OR MORE LICENCES NOT EXCEEDING 300. THE TENDERER MAY SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE TENDER FORM, BUT IF A SINGLE TENDER FORM IS SUBMITTED FOR MORE THAN ONE LICENCE THEN THE PREMIUM OFFERED FOR EACH LICENCE MUST BE THE SAME.

♦ IF THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE LICENCES IS LESS THAN THE NUMBER REQUIRED BY A TENDERER THEN A SMALLER NUMBER OF LICENCES MAY BE ALLOCATED TO HIM,+ HE SAID.

A PUBLIC BALLOT MAY BE HELD TO DETERMINE THE ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE TENDERS IF THE UNIT PREMIA OFFERED ARE IDENTICAL.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS TOGETHER WITH THE ORIGINAL DEPOSIT RECEIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN SEALED ENVELOPES, ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY, CENTRAL TENDER BOARD, AND PLACED IN THE SECRETARIAT TENDER BOX IN THE ENTRANCE HALL ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (MAIN WING), LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG, BEFORE NOON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1980.

LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

SUCCESSFUL TENDERERS WILL BE ISSUED TAXI LICENCES AT THE RATE OF 100 PER MONTH STARTING FROM THE START OF DECEMBER WITH THE HIGHEST TENDERS RECEIVING PRIORITY.

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TSUEN WAN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING TOPPED OUT

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A FACTORY AND GODOWN BUILDING IN TSUEN WAN, WHICH FOUR MAJOR DEVELOPERS SOLD TO OCCUPIERS BUT WILL CONTINUE TO MANAGE, WAS ’TOPPED OUT’ TODAY (THURSDAY) BY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, M? DAVID AKERS-JONES.

THE 26-STOREY BUILDING IS A VENTURE BETWEEN HONG KONG LAND (50 PER CENT), CHEUNG KONG (20 PER CENT), GREAT EAGLE (20 PER CENT) AND JARDINE, MATHESON (10 PER CENT).

IT IS THE FIRST BUILDING TO BE COMPLETED BY HONG KONG LAND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND HAS A FLOOR AREA OF 105 906 SQUARE METRES (1.14 MILLION SQUARE FEET) - NEARLY TWICE THAT OF CONNAUGHT CENTRE.

THE BUILDING IS THE TSUEN WAN INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, WHICH WAS SOLD FOR MORE THAN $200 MILLION A FEW MONTHS AFTER IT WAS PUT ON THE MARKET IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST YEAR.

IT WILL BE READY FOR OCCUPATION EARLY NEXT YEAR.

IT IS THE LARGEST INDUSTRIAL BUILDING IN HONG KONG AND HAS ATTRACTED SOPHISTICATED LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES TO CENTRALISE THEIR OPERATIONS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

♦THIS FINE BUILDING IS SYMBOLIC OF THE IMPROVEMENTS BEING MADE IN THE LIVING AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF TSUEN WAN. WE ARE DEMOLISHING SUB-STANDARD HOUSING PUT UP LESS THAN 20 YEARS AGO-WE ARE ADDING AMENITIES WHICH HAD TO BE OMITTED IN EARLIER YEARS, AND THIS WELL-PLANNED FACTORY WITH MODERN FACILITIES AND GOOD MANAGEMENT, ADEQUATE PARKING AND LOADING SPACES IS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE STANDARDS FOR LIVING AND WORKING WE HAVE SET FOR THE FUTURE,+ SAID MR AKERS-JONES.

BUSINESSES MOVING INTO THE BUILDING INCLUDE THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRINTING COMPANY, A PUBLISHING HOUSE AND A LEADING PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIER. EACH STOREY HAS A FLOOR AREA OF 4 180 SQUARE METRES.

THE CENTRE IS LOCATED IN TEXACO ROAD, CLOSE TO 20 PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES. IT WILL BE LINKED TO THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER TERMINAL WHEN THE TSUEN WAN BY-PASS IS COMPLETED.

IT HAS 14 CARGO LIFTS AND ADEQUATE PARKING SPACES ON THE FIRST FLOOR.

A CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM WILL BE INSTALLED IN EACH OF THE FOUR PASSENGER LIFTS TO ENSURE MAXIMUM SECURITY.

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SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS HELP PROVIDE SKILLED MANPOWER ******

SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN HELPING STUDENTS ACQUIRE THE BASIC TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED BY LOCAL INDUSTRY, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JACK CATER SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SIR JACK WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN WAN CHAI.

HONG KONG’S ECONOMY WAS PRIMARILY DEPENDENT UPON EXPORT-ORIENTED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES AND THE SUPPORT OF A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICE INDUSTRIES, HE SAID.

THESE INDUSTRIES REQUIRED TECHNOLOGISTS, TECHNICIANS, CRAFTSMEN AND SKILLED WORKERS AT ALL LEVELS, AND IT WAS IMPERATIVE THAT SUFFICIENT NUMBERS OF THESE WORKERS BE PRODUCED TO MEET THIS NEED.

+WHILST THE ONUS RESTS ON THE UNIVERSITIES, THE POLYTECHNIC AND THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES FOR THE TRAINING OF TECHNOLOGISTS, TECHNICIANS AND CRAFTSMEN, OUR SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOLS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN HELPING STUDENTS TO ACQUIRE THE BASIC TECHNICAL SKILLS THUS OPENING UP FOR THEM THE VISTA OF A MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT CAREERS IN INDUSTRY,* SIR JACK SAID.

HE THANKED SIR SHIU-KIN TANG FOR HIS GENEROUS DONATION OF SA-MILLION TOWARDS THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW SCHOOL BUILDING.

THE SCHOOL HAS A MODERN BUILDING WITH 24 CLASSROOMS, 16 SPECIAL ROOMS AND A SCHOOL HALL WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE 1 200 STUDENTS.

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POST NO BILLS * * * *

THE DISPLAY OF BILLS AND POSTERS, INCLUDING ADVERTISEMENTS PAINTED ON WALLS OR FENCES, ON CROWN OR PRIVATE LAND WITHOUT PERMISSION WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE NEW LAW — THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 1980, PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN FEBRUARY --IS DESIGNED TO CONSOLIDATE AND STRENGTHEN CONTROL OVER THE POSTING OF BILLS. THE MAXIMUM FINE FOR CONVICTION UNDER THE ORDINANCE IS $2 000.

THE ORDINANCE, WHICH COMES INTO EFFECT TOMORROW, MAKES IT AN OFFENCE FOR ANY PERSON TO DISPLAY ANY BILL OR POSTER ON CROWN OR PRIVATE LAND WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE AUTHORITY, OWNER OR OCCUPIER OF THE LAND.

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS THE AUTHORITY FOR THE URBAN AREAS AND THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

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♦THE ORDINANCE ALSO PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY WITH THE POWER TO REMOVE UNAUTHORISED MATERIAL, OR THOSE WHICH ARE NOT BEING MAINTAINED IN A CLEAN AND TIDY CONDITION,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

♦WE ARE ALSO EMPOWERED TO RECOVER THE COSTS OF REMOVAL FROM THE OFFENDER,+ HE ADDED.

IN THE CASE OF AN UNAUTHORISED DISPLAY OF A POSTER OR BILL, THE PERSON PUTTING IT UP, THE EMPLOYER AND THE PERSONS WHO BENEFIT FROM THE PUBLICITY WOULD ALSO BE PROSECUTED.

WHERE THE MATERIAL IS NOT MAINTAINED IN A CLEAN AND TIDY CONDITION, THE OWNER OR OCCUPIER OF THE LAND AND THE PERSON WHOSE GOODS OR SERVICES ARE BEING ADVERTISED WILL ALSO BE PROSECUTED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THE ABOVE MEASURES ARE CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE LIABILITY FOR THE OFFENCES WILL FALL ON THOSE WHO SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DISPLAY AND ITS MA INTENANCE,+ HE SAID.

HOWEVER, THE LEGISLATION PROVIDES THAT A PERSON WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE OFFENCE OR THE REMOVAL COSTS IF HE CAN PROVE THAT THE POSTER HAD BEEN DISPLAYED WITHOUT HIS KNOWLEDGE OR CONSENT.

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PRISONS DEPARTMENT RECRUITMENT DRIVE IN WAN CHAI ******

THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT INTENSIFIED ITS RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN FOR ASSISTANT OFFICERS II WITH ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY AND VARIETY SHOW WHICH ATTRACTED HUNDREDS OF VISITORS, IN SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND, WAN CHAI, THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING.

A COLOURFUL MARCHING DISPLAY BY THE DRUMS AND PIPES BAND OF THE CAPE COLLINSON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND THE FEMALE MARCHING TEAM OF THE TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION STARTED THE TWO-HOUR SHOW. A HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING WAS A STREET THEATRE SHOW BY TELEVISION ARTISTES AND AN ENTERTAINMENT TROUPE.

VISITORS ALSO SAW A PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY WHICH DEPICTED THE VARIED ASPECTS OF PRISON WORK AND ITS STAFF WELFARE FACILITIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE PRISON SERVICE ORGANISES VARIOUS TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES FOR OFFENDERS, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG AND DRUG DEPENDANTS, BEFORE RETURNING THEM TO SOCIETY.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN TAKING UP THE CAREER MAY CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT’S RECRUITMENT OFFICE ON 5-938455 OR ANY OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES FOR INFORMATION, HE ADDED.

APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE A GOOD PHYSIQUE AND BE PREFERABLY UNDER 35 WITH A SECONDARY EDUCATION STANDARD. THE STARTING SALARY VARIES FROM 51 870 TO 82 065 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL HAVE TO UNDERGO A ONE-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAMME WHICH INCLUDES FIELD TRAINING IN THE DEPARTMENT’S PENAL INSTITUTIONS.

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WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ******

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN, WHICH AIMS AT EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ROAD SAFETY, WILL FINISH IN TWO WEEKS.

MORE THAN SIGNBOARDS WITH SLOGANS HAVE BEEN PUT UP AT VARIOUS TRAFFIC ACCIDENT BLACKSPOTS TO AROUSE THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION TO +ROAD SAFETY* WHEN CROSSING THE ROADS.

MODEL PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS ARE ALSO BEING SELECTED EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY FROM 10 AM TO 11 AM DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN ON SUNDAY WILL BE A +ROAD SAFETY DAY+, FROM 10.30 AM TO 1 PM AT TZE WAN SHAN CENTRAL PLAYGROUND WHEN ROAD SAFETY PATROLS WILL BE INSPECTED BY THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, WONG TAI SIN, MR STEPHEN SELBY.

AFTER THE RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AND PRIZE-PRESENTATION THERE WILL BE A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING PROGRAMMES INCLUDING A PUPPET SHOW, MODEL CARS DEMONSTRATIONS AND ACROBATICS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE +ROAD SAFETY DAY* ON SUNDAY FROM 10.30 AM TO 1 PM AT TZE WAN SHAN CENTRAL PLAYGROUND.

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SPECIAL TRAINS TO SHA TIN RACE COURSE

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THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL OPERATE SIX SPECIAL TRAINS TO THE RACE COURSE STATION ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

THREE UP-TRAINS WILL LEAVE KOWLOON STATION AT 12.17 PM, 12.39 PM (WHICH WILL PICK UP PASSENGERS AT MONG KOK) AND 12.56 PM.

ON THE RETURN JOURNEY, THREE TRAINS WILL LEAVE THE RACE COURSE STATION AT 6.08 PM, 6.21 PM AND 6.36 PM. ALL DOWN-TRAINS WILL STOP AT MONG KOK.

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TRAFFIC RESTRICTION ON JORDAN ROAD * * * * *

THE EASTBOUND RESTRICTED ZONE ON JORDAN ROAD BETWEEN PILKEM AND CHI WO STREETS WILL BE EXTENDED WESTWARDS TO PARKES STREET FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

AT THE SAME TIME, THE HOURS OF THE RESTRICTION WILL BE FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WITHIN THE ZONE EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS AND/OR LOADING OR UNLOADING GOODS.

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ADDRESS BY THE HONOURABLE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JACK CATER, KBE JP AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TANG SHIP KIN VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL ON THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2$, 1980

It is my very great pleasure to officiate at the opening ceremony of a sbhool building which has come into existence through the generous donation of four million dollars from Sir Shiu-kin Tang, the well-known Hohg Kong philanthropist whose name is associated with so many institutions which provide educational, medical and social services for the people of Hong Kong.

The Tang Shiu Kin' Victoria Technical School is one of the oldest government schools to offer a technically-oriented education, and was established in 1932. At that time, it operated as a school of four classes.and was known as the "Junior Technical College”: it shared the same building with what was then called "The Technical College".

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In 1957। the school was renamed Victoria Technical School

when it moved into its premises at Wood Road. Gradually the school expanded and took over the building formerly occupied by the Jockey Club Government Primary Scho.ol. In order to cope with further expansion, was a need for it to find- yet another new home in a building whibh could offer the full range of facilities required. Thanks to the generosity of Sir Shiu-kin, the school has now been provided with a modern building of 24 classrooms, 16 special rooms and a school hall which

can accommodate 1 200 students.

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In line with the 1978 White Paper on the Development of Senior Secondary and Tertiary Education, this school offers a curriculum which gives emphasis to practical and technical subjects such as Design and Technology, Art and Design, Home Economics and Commerce, but at the same time does .not forget the more academic subjects, such as Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, for students who may proceed to A-level and university education.

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Hong Kong1s economy is primarily dependent upon export-oriented manufacturing industries and the support of a wide range of service industries operating within a free port, free enterprise environment. These industries require technologists, technicians, craftsmen and skilled workers at all levels. It is therefore imperative for us to produce the skilled manpower we require in sufficient numbers to meet the needs of our industry which is becoming ever more sophisticated.

Whilst the onus rests on the universities, the Polytechnic and the technical institutes for the training of technologists, technicians and craftsmen, our secondary technical schools play a vital role in helping students to acquire the basic technical skills thus opening up for them the vista of a multitude of different careers in industry•

The completion of the Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Technical School has made it possible not only to provide better facilities for the existing technical school, but has also made the premises of the old Victoria Technical School available for use by the Technical Teachers’ College and the Morrison Hill Technical Institute, thereby providing both these institutions with much-improved accommodation.

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On behalf of the community may I express my gratitude to you, Sir Shiu-kin, for your generous donation. I would like also to thank all those who have been involved in the planning and construction work which has enabled this new school building to come into being.

It now gives me great pleasure to declare the Tang Shiu Kin Victoria Technical School open.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO«

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA TO VISIT POWER STATION ...................... 1

COMPLAINTS UNIT WILL IMPROVE TRANSPORT POLICY .................. 2

NEW REGULATIONS ON COMPRESSED GAS USE .......................... 3

APATHETIC ATTITUDE TOWARDS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ................... k

'SOCIAL WELFARE HOTLINE' STARTS NEXT WEEK ...................... 5

REPORT SOON ON SEAMEN TRAINING ................................. 6

MORE LAND TOR TAI PO NEW TOWN .................................. 7

FOOTBRIDGE OPENS AT TUNG CHUNG ................................. 8

PARENTS' CONSENT NEEDED TOR PARTICIPATION IN FLAG DAYS ......... 8

SEMINAR ON MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES ............................... 9

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN TSIM SHA TSUI .......................... 9

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PRINCESS ALEXANDRA TO VISIT POWER STATION * * * * * FOLLOWING THIS MORNING’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE SECRETARY CF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, LORD CARRINGTON, HAS HAD TO CANCEL HIS VISIT TO HONG KONG DUE TO COMMITMENTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN MADE THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT:

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND THE HON. ANGUS OGILVY WILL VISIT THE KOWLOON ELECTRICITY SUPPLY COMPANY’S SITE AT TAP SHEK KOK TOMORROW (SATURDAY) MORNING.

THEY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY MACLEHOSE.

THE PRINCESS AND MR OGILVY WILL ALSO VISIT THE BORDER AREA INCLUDING THE MAN KAM TO POLICE POST.

LATER IN THE AFTERNOON, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE WILL VISIT THE KAI TAK NORTH REFUGEE CAMP.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PRESS FACILITY FOR BOTH REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE ARRANGED FOR THE POWER STATION VISIT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ASSIGNED TO COVER THIS EVENT ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE C.G.O. CAR PARK AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY). THEY ARE REMINDED THAT PEOPLE GOING TO THE NEW TERRITORIES MUST BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS OR PASSPORTS.

AFTER TAP SHEK KOK, THE PRESS PARTY WILL BE TAKEN TO KAI TAK NORTH TO COVER THE GOVERNOR’S VISIT TO THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CAMP. NEVERTHELESS, TRANSPORT WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR SEPARATELY ASSIGNED REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS. THEY ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 2.45 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY). GIS OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT TO ASSIST.

DUE TO LIMITED SPACE INSIDE THE MEDICAL CENTRE AT THE CAMP, NED IA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO REFRAIN FROM ENTERING THE CENTRE. PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE PROVIDED BY GIS.

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COMPLAINTS UNIT WILL IMPROVE TRANSPORT POLICY ******

THE PUBLIC MUST NOT BE GIVEN THE FALSE HOPE THAT THE NEWLY ESTABLISHED TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT WOULD BE ABLE TO PERFORM MIRACLES AND SOLVE TRANSPORT PROBLEMS OVERNIGHT, SAID THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE UNIT, MR JAMES K.C. KWAN TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, HE SAID IT WOULD BE LUDICROUS TO EXPECT HIS SMALL UNIT TO BE CAPABLE OF PROVIDING AN IMMEDIATE ANSWER TO SO MANY LONG STANDING TRANSPORT PROBLEMS.

♦HOWEVER,♦ HE WENT ON, +BOTH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, MR T.S. LO, AND MYSELF ARE CONVINCED THAT THE GATHERING OF TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS, AND A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF THEM BY THE UNIT WILL PROVIDE POLICY POINTERS WHICH ...

WILL ENABLE THE TAC TO ADVISE

GOVERNMENT ON THE FORMULATION POLICY AND TO CHANGE EXISTING

OF LONG AND MEDIUM TERM TRANSPORT POLICY IF NEEDED.♦

THE NEW UNIT, WHICH WILL MONITOR ALL TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS 1$ ANSWERABLE TO THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

MR KWAN SAID TRANSPORT WAS ONE OF THE MORE SERIOUS SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS IN HONG KONG AND IT WAS UNDOUBTEDLY THE MOST COMMON SUBJECT OF CONVERSATION FOR THE MAN IN THE STREET.

♦PEOPLE IN HONG KONG HAVE GOT USED TO HEARING TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS ON THE RADIO AND READING ABOUT THEM IN THE NEWSPAPERS,♦ HE SAID. +BUT PEOPLE OFTEN WONDER WHETHER THESE COMPLAINTS OR SUGGESTIONS ARE REALLY EFFECTIVE, PARTICULARLY AS SO MANY TRANSPORT PROBLEMS IN HONG KONG DO NOT HAVE IMMEDIATE SOLUTIONS.^

♦GOVERNMENT REALISES THE EXISTING SHORT COMINGS IN SPLITTING RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS DEALING WITH PROBLEMS RELATING TO TRAFFIC OR TRANSPORT. NOTABLY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, POLICE, HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF PWD. ECONOMIC SERVICES’BRANCH AND ENVIRONMENT BRANCH. WHILST THESE DEPARTMENTS AND BRANCHES HAVE OFTEN DEALT WITH COMPLAINTS OR SUGGESTIONS ON TRAFFIC OR TRANSPORT MATTERS, THE TENDENCY HAS ALWAYS BEEN SUCH THAT EACH CASE IS BEING DEALT WITH IN ISOLATION AND IT SELDOM AFFECTS TRANSPORT POLICY OR OPERATION.

♦AS THE NAME SUGGESTS,♦ SAID MR KWAN, +THE UNIT WOULD PRIMARILY DEAL WITH ALL COMPLAINTS ON TRANSPORT MATTERS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES.*

♦BUT THAT IS NOT THE END OF THE STORY,+ HE SAID, +IT MUST BE EMPHASISED THAT DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS IS NOT AN END IN ITSELF (LIKE IT USED TO BE), BUT A MEANS TO AN END. IT IS THE ACCUMULATION AND ANALYSIS OF THE COMPLAINTS AS INPUT TO POLICY MAKING THAT IS THE ULTIMATE AIM.*

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MR KWAN STRESSED THAT DURING THE INITIAL STAGE HIS AIM WAS TO ENSURE THAT ALL TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS WERE PROPERLY ATTENDED TO, AND TO SPEED UP THE HANDLING OF COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS. HE INVITED THE PUBLIC TO WRITE, TELEPHONE OR COMPLAIN IN PERSON TO THE UNIT OR PUT THEIR COMPLAINTS OR SUGGESTIONS THROUGH CITY DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE URBAN AREAS OR DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

FOR THE TIME BEING, THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT WILL OPERATE FROM THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS AT GUARDIAN HOUSE (HOTLINE 5-731919). HOWEVER, IT IS INTENDED THAT IT WILL SET UP ITS OWN OFFICE ELSEWHERE ON HONG KONG ISLAND ONCE SUITABLE OFFICE SPACE CAN BE FOUND.

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NEW REGULATIONS ON COMPRESSED GAS USE *****

NEW REGULATIONS WILL BE INTRODUCED NEXT YEAR TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE USE OF COMPRESSED GASES IN HONG KONG.

THE DANGEROUS GOODS (GENERAL) REGULATIONS ALREADY PROVIDE FOR THE LICENCING OF THE STORAGE OF COMPRESSED GASES.

UNDER AMENDED REGULATIONS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY), THE LICENCING REQUIREMENTS WILL BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE ANY PIPELINE USED FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF GAS FROM A STORE TO ANY PART OF THE PREMISES IN WHICH THE STORE IS SITUATED.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID APPLICANTS FOR LICENCES TO STORE COMPRESSED GAS IN CYLINDERS OR LIQUEFIED GAS IN BULK WOULD BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PLANS SHOWING THE ROUTING AND METHOD OF FIXING ANY PIPELINE TO BE INSTALLED. PLANS SUBMITTED WILL ALSO HAVE TO INCLUDE DETAILS OF THE DESIGN AND SPECIFICATIONS OF THE PIPELINE AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT TO BE CONSTRUCTED.

OPERATORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN PIPELINES IN GOOD ORDER AND CONDITION AT ALL TIMES, TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, AND NO ALTERATIONS OR ADDITIONS WILL BE PERMITTED WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN APPROVAL OF THE DIRECTOR.

THE OPPORTUNITY HAS ALSO BEEN TAKEN TO REVIEW THE PENALTY FOR MAKING UNAUTHORISED ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO ALL DANGEROUS GOODS STORES, THEIR FITTINGS, EQUIPMENT AND PIPELINES. THE MAXIMUM PENALTY WILL BE RAISED FROM THE PRESENT LEVEL OF A FINE OF $2 000 AND ONE MONTH’S IMPRISONMENT, TO A FINE OF >8 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR SIX MONTHS.

IN ORDER TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THE INDUSTRY TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW REQUIREMENTS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE AMENDED REGULATIONS WOULD COME INTO OPERATION ON MARCH 1, 1981.

HE ADDED THAT ALL LICENCEES OF EXISTING STORES WOULD BE INFORMED INDIVIDUALLY OF THE NEW REQUIREMENTS.

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APATHETIC ATTITUDE TOWARDS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ******

THE ATTENTION AND INTEREST OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES HAVE TO BE AROUSED AND THEIR PRESENT ATTITUDES TOWARDS SAFETY IN THEIR WORKING ENVIRONMENT HAVE TO BE DRASTICALLY CHANGED IF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS ARE TO BE REDUCED TO ANY SIGNIFICANT LEVEL.

THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DAVID LIN, SAID THIS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) WHEN HE WAS SPEAKING AT A DINNER MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

TO ACHIEVE THESE AIMS, MR LIN SAID THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAD LAUNCHED AN ON-GOING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN SINCE 1978 WHICH INCLUDED LARGE-SCALE SAFETY EXHIBITIONS, PRESS INTERVIEWS AND RELEASES ON SAFETY MEASURES, SCREENING OF SHORT SAFETY FILMS ON TELEVISION, HOLDING SAFETY QUIZ PROGRAMMES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE PRESS, PUBLISHING SAFETY GUIDES AND POSTERS AND COSPONSORING OTHER PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES WITH INDUSTRY AND TRADE ORGANISATIONS.

♦WITH RISING PUBLIC INTEREST, ENLIGHTENED EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES IN INDUSTRY HAVE BEGUN TO FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.+

BUT.+ HE SAID, +OLD HABITS DIE HARD. THE ATTITUDE OF THE MAJORITY OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES TOWARDS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY REMAINS NEVERTHELESS APATHETIC.♦

MR LIN CONCEDED THERE WERE SIGNS THAT SOME MAJOR EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS WERE ATTEMPTING TO CHANGE THIS PHENOMENON.

HOWEVER,+ HE CONTINUED, ^ATTEMPTS MADE BY THESE BODIES SO FAR MADE IN THE FIELD OF PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ARE FEW AND INADEQUATE.*

HE BELIEVED A STRONG VOLUNTARY INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MOVEMENT IN HONG KONG WOULD HAVE A DECISIVE EFFECT IN REDUCING ACCIDENTS.

ONE OF THE PRIME OBJECTIVES OF THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION IS TO CREATE AND NURTURE A VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AMONG THE INDUSTRIAL POPULACE IN HONG KONG.

IT ALSO AIMS AT PRODUCING CODES OF SAFE WORKING PRACTICES FOR A RANGE OP TRADES OR INDUSTRIES FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD,+ HE SAID.

THE COMMITTEE - ESTABLISHED IN 1978 - IS A TRIPARTITE NON-STATUTORY CONSULTATIVE BODY UNDER THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD. IT IS COMPOSED OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE MAJOR INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATIONS, EMPLOYERS’ AND EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD AS WELL AS OFFICERS OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

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IT ALSO ACTS AS A FORUM FOR THE INTERCHANGE OF IDEAS ON PRACTICAL METHODS OF MEETING STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, FOR DISCUSSION WITH THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ON TECHNICAL AND LEGAL MATTERS ARISING FROM INSPECTION AND ENFORCEMENT.

♦FURTHERMORE,* MR LIN CONTINUED, +THE COMMITTEE THROUGH THE COURSE OF ITS WORK RECOMMENDS THE BEST MEANS OF PROVIDING TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE ON MATTERS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES FOR INDUSTRY.*

HE REVEALED THAT THE COMMITTEE WAS FORMING A SAFETY SUBCOMMITTEE IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY - THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF INDUSTRY-WIDE SUB-COMMITTEES FOR THE MORE HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIES IN HONG KONG.

THE SUB-COMMITTEE, WILL COMPOSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS AND TRADE UNIONS AND WILL BE CHAIRED BY A SUPERINTENDENT OF FACTORY INSPECTORS.

APART FROM THE SENIOR MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE HELD EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE COMMITTEE IS TO HOLD A SEMINAR FOR INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR.

♦DESPITE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE COMMITTEE OVER ITS SHORT SPAN OF TENURE, THE VOLUNTARY INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MOVEMENT IN HONG KONG HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN.

♦THE MOVEMENT STILL REQUIRES THE KEEN INTEREST, INVOLVEMENT AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES - WHOM IN THE LONG RUN WILL STAND TO GAIN FROM SAFER AND HEALTHIER WORKING CONDITIONS BY THE SUCCESSFUL PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS AND THE ELIMINATION OF HEALTH HAZARDS,♦ MR LIN CONCLUDED.

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS SET UP A ♦SOCIAL WELFARE HOTLINE+ TO PROVIDE QUICK ASSISTANCE IN URGENT CASES AND FACILITATE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES ABOUT ITS VARIOUS SERVICES.

THE HOTLINE WILL START ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1) ON A 24-HOUR BASIS. THE NUMBER IS 3-432255.

IT WILL BE MANNED BY A SOCIAL WORKER DURING THE DAY, WHILE OVERNIGHT ENQUIRIES WILL BE MACHINE-RECORDED FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTION THE NEXT MORNING.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) WHILE THE HOTLINE WAS TO OPERATE DAY AND NIGHT, IT WAS DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO GIVE QUICK HELP IN URGENT CASES AFTER OFFICE HOURS.

DURING OFFICE HOURS, HE SAID, THE DEPARTMENT’S NETWORK OF 17 FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES SERVE AS FOCAL POINTS WHERE PEOPLE IN NEED GO FOR ASSISTANCE OR INFORMATION ON WELFARE' SERVICES.

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♦WE HOPE PEOPLE WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE FULL USE OF THESE FACILITIES IN THE VARIOUS DISTRICTS DURING THE DAY,+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE HOTLINE WOULD BE PARTICULARLY USEFUL IN CASES WHERE THE CALLER WISHED TO URGENTLY SEEK PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE ON FAMILY OR PERSONAL PROBLEMS.

IN CASES LIKE THIS, IMMEDIATE SERVICES CAN BE PROVIDED OVER THE PHONE, TO BE FOLLOWED UP BY LONGER-TERM ASSISTANCE WHERE NECESSARY, HE SAID.

THE HOTLINE WILL BE PHYSICALLY MANNED BETWEEN 9 AM AND 10 PM FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY, AND BETWEEN 1 PM AND 10 PM ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. MACHINE-RECORDINGS WILL OPERATE OUTSIDE THESE PERIODS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID PEOPLE USING THE HOTLINE AFTER 10 PM SHOULD LEAVE THEIR NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND ADDRESS SO THAT THEIR ENQUIRIES COULD BE FOLLOWED UP THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

SHOULD THERE BE CASES WHICH REQUIRE VERY URGENT ATTENTION DURING THE NIGHT, A REPORT MAY BE MADE TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION, HE ADDED.

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REPORT SOON ON SEAMEN TRAINING * * * *

THE HONG HONG MERCHANT NAVY TRAINING BOARD WILL REPORT TO THE GOVERNMENT AT THE END OF THE YEAR PLANS NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE 1978 CONVENTION ON THE STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCH-KEEPING OF SEAFARERS.

THE CONVENTION, THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL LEGAL INSTRUMENT ON MARITIME TRAINING, REPRESENTS A MAJOR ATTEMPT BY THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL MARITIME CONSULTATIVE ORGANISATION (IMCO) TO INTRODUCE STANDARDS OF TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS WHICH WILL BE INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTABLE AND APPLICABLE.

IMCO IS THE SPECIALISED AGENCY OF THE UNITED NATIONS, EXCLUSIVELY CONCERNED WITH SHIPPING AND MARITIME MATTERS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MARINE DEPARTMENT SAID MARITIME TRAINING FOR LOCAL SEAMEN SHOULD BE GIVEN GREATER IMPORTANCE.

♦WE SHOULD HAVE A PROPER TRAINING SCHOOL FOR LOCAL SEAMEN AND IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SHIPOWNERS TO ENSURE THAT SEAMEN GET AMPLE JOB OPPORTUNITIES,♦ HE ADDED.

AT PRESENT, TRAINING SCHOOLS FOR LOCAL SEAMEN ARE RUN BY CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS AND PRIVATE FIRMS.

THE MAIN TASK OF THE BOARD, ESTABLISHED IN 1977, IS TO ASSESS THE TRAINING NEEDS OF HONG KONG SEAMEN AND ENSURE THAT THEY ARE FULFILLED.

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THE BOARD, UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE, INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, TRAINING SCHOOLS, MARITIME EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES.

THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF IMCO, MR C.P. SRIVASTVA, IN A MESSAGE TO MARK WORLD MARITIME DAY TODAY (FRIDAY), SAID THE THEME THIS YEAR - MARITIME TRAINING FOR SAFER SHIPPING AND CLEANER OCEANS -HAD BEEN CHOSEN TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF TRAINED PERSONNEL TO THE WORLD’S SHIPPING INDUSTRY.

+ IMCO BELIEVES THAT THE PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE OF IMPROVING SHIPPING STANDARDS WORLDWIDE CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED IF THE STANDARD OF COMPETENCY OF THE CREWS AND OTHER PERSONNEL WHO MAN THE VESSELS CF THE WORLD IS RAISED AND KEPT HIGH ON A GLOBAL BASIS.

♦THAT IS WHY IMCO’S GOVERNING BODIES AND SECRETARIAT HAVE ATTACHED SO MUCH IMPORTANCE TO THE SPEEDY RATIFICATION AND EARLY ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE 1978 CONVENTION,* MR SRIVASTVA ADDED.

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MORE LAND FOR TAI PO NEW TOWN ******

MORE THAN TWENTY-TWO HECTARES OF LAND WILL BE PRODUCED FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE RAPIDLY GROWING TAI PO NEW TOWN.

TENDERS FOR THE WORKS, INCLUDING SITE FORMATION, ROADS AND DRAINAGE, ARE BEING INVITED BY THE TAI PO AND FANLING NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE OFFICE SAID THE CONTRACT COMPRISED THE FORMATION OF ABOUT 6.2 HECTARES OF LAND NEAR WAN TAU TONG AND THE RECLAMATION OF ABOUT 16 HECTARES OF LAND NEAR YUE KOK.

HE SAID THE LAND FORMED NEAR WAN TAU TONG WOULD EE USED FOR CONSTRUCTING ROAD NETWORKS, AND SITES FOR LIGHT INDUSTRIAL AND GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTE AND COMMUNITY PURPOSES.

♦ THE RECLAIMED LAND NEAR YUE KOK WILL BE FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND A HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME, PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL AND GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTE AND COMMUNITY USES,* HE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT ENGINEERING WORK WOULD INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF 450 METRES OF A NEW RIVER CHANNEL AND THE BUILDING OF PART OF A HIGHWAY NETWORK ON NE -Y FORMED LAND NEAR WAN TAU TONG. THIS ILL INCLUDE A DUAL T.j-LANE CARRIAGEWAY AND A TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE, ALL ASSOCIATED ROADWORKS, CYCLE TRACKS, FOOTPAT S, DRAINAGE AND SE ACE W'CL.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WIL1T START IN DECEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 26 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE PROJECT WAS DESIGNED A\D CONSTRUCTION WILL EE SUPERVISED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS A. !A " 7 C C ' • ITCRIES DEVELOPMENT

DEPART: ENT OF THE PwD.

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FOOTBRIDGE OPENS AT TUNG CHUNG

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A FOOTBRIDGE AT TUNG CHUNG, LANTAU, BUILT TO REPLACE ONE DESTROYED BY A TYPHOON LAST YEAR, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE ORIGINAL BRIDGE, OF A SIMPLER DESIGN, WAS BUILT BY A ROYAL ENGINEERS FIELD SQUADRON AT THE SAME LOCATION IN 1971.

RIVER EROSION, HOWEVER, CAUSED THE PILLARS TO MOVE AND IT EVENTUALLY COLLAPSED WHEN TYPHOON HOPE HIT HONG KONG LAST SUMMER.

THIS CAUSED INCONVENIENCE TO RESIDENTS OF TUNG CHUNG AND NEARBY VILLAGES, WHO USED IT FOR TAKING PRODUCE TO MARKETS. THE BRIDGE WAS ALSO USED BY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND TOURISTS.

AN APPROACH WAS MADE TO ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE FOR HELP. A PROJECT COSTING $200 000 WAS AGREED AND WORK STARTED IN MAY. IT TOOK FOUR MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE BRIDGE — NAMED AFTER THE NEARBY HAU WONG TEMPLE — IS 50 METRES LONG AND TWO METRES WIDE, HAS REINFORCED CONCRETE PILLARS AND DECKING. THERE ARE RAILINGS ON BOTH SIDES FOR SAFETY PURPOSES.

THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ENGINEER, MR RAYMOND WONG, WAS THE DESIGNER AND CONSTRUCTION WAS SUPERVISED BY ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE WORKS SECTION. HALF THE MONEY WAS PROVIDED BY THE LIONESS CLUB OF MOUNT PHOENIX AND THE OTHER HALF BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY WERE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICKY LO- THE CHAIRMAN OF TUNG CHUNG RURAL COMMITTEE, MR CHONG CHU-CHOI- AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE LIONESS CLUB OF MT. PHOENIX, MISS IRENE THONG.

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CONSENT NEEDED FOR PARTICIPATION IN FLAG DAYS ******

SCHOOLS ARE REMINDED TO OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF PARENTS WHEN STUDENTS ABOVE THE AGE OF 14 ASSIST IN SELLING FLAGS OR FLOWERS FOR CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS ON APPROVED FLAG AND FLOWER DAYS.

IN A GENERAL CIRCULAR TO SCHOOLS, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID i ^SUPERVISORS AND HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO SEEK PRIOR APPROVAL OF PARENTS IN SUCH CASES.♦

STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THESE NON-EDUCAT IONAL ACTIVITIES ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS, HE SAID.

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THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (KWUN TONG) WILL HOST A SEMINAR ON MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND BUILDING MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AT 10 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) AT LEUNG SHEK CHEE COLLEGE, SAU MAU PING.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR H.H.T. BARMA, AND UNOFFICIAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, THE HON WONG LAM, WILL SPEAK ON THE OBJECTIVES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MAC SCHEME.

OTHER SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE A LECTURER AT THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, HONG KONG UNIVERSITY, MR PATRICK LAU ON THE ROLE MACS COULD ASSUME IN IMPROVING THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT- CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (KWUN TONG), MR DAVID TSUI AND CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (KWUN TONG), MR WILFRED WONG, ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MAC SCHEME.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE SEMINAR ON MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES ORGANISED BY CDO (KT) AT 10 AM ON SUNDAY AT LEUNG SHEK CHEE COLLEGE, HIU KWONG STREET, SAU MAU PING.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN TSIM SHA TSUI ft ft ft ft ft

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

THE SECTION OF HANKOW ROAD BETWEEN SALISBURY AND PEKING ROADS WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES TRAVELLING SOUTHBOUND ALONG KOWLOON PARK DRIVE WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO MIDDLE ROAD.

MOTOR VEHICLES TRAVELLING SOUTHBOUND ALONG BE PERMITTED TO TURN RIGHT INTO MIDDLE ROAD AND INTO KOWLOON PARK DRIVE.

ASHLEY ROAD WILL THEN TURN LEFT

APPROPRIATE SIGNS WILL BE ERECTED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

KOWLOON MAX I CAB

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ROAD MIDDLE ROAD, KOWLOON PARK DRIVE AND SALISBURY ROAD ON ITS HO MAN TIN-BOUND JOURNEY.

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NO ENTRY * * *

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE AUTHORITY, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE SECTION OF LIN MA HANG ROAD BETWEEN MAN KAM TO ROAD AND PING CHE ROAD FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY.

APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO INDICATE THE CLOSURE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG REVIEW BY GOVERNOR NEXT WEEK .......................... 1

ROYAL NEW TERRITORIES TOUR ...................................... 1

SIR MURRAY TO MEET LORD CARRINGTON IN TOKYO ..................... 2

MORE RESETTLEMENT PLEDGES NEEDED ................................ 2

SIR EDWARD YOUDE TO VISIT HONG KONG ............................. 5

CIVIL AVIATION DIRECTOR TO ATTEND MEXICO CITY CONFERENCE ................................................. 3

36 MILLION FOR N.T. STUDY ....................................... 4

FULL RANGE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR TUEN KUN ................... 4

FARM WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE PROVES A SUCCESS .................. 5

ISSUE OF TAXI FARES CONVERSION TABLES ........................... 6

SPECIAL CAR NOS. SALE BY AUCTION ................................ 7

TENDERS FOR DOUBLE TRACKING INVITED ............................. 7

CANOEING COURSE FOR TEACHERS .................................... 8

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, I960

HONG KONG REVIEW BY GOVERNOR NEXT WEEK ******

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL REVIEW THE AFFAIRS OF HONG KONG WHEN HE OPENS THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION FOR 1980/81 ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1).

THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH WILL START AT 2.30 PM IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER, WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG CHANNEL 2 (CHINESE) AND CHANNEL 3 (ENGLISH).

THE TWO TELEVISION STATIONS AND COMMERCIAL RADIO WILL GIVE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE GOVERNOR’S REVIEW IN THEIR REGULAR NEWS PROGRAMMES.

ON OCTOBER 22, THE CHIEF SECRETARY WILL MOVE A MOTION TO THANK THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS ADDRESS AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS WILL SPEAK ON THE MOTION THE SAME DAY AND THE FOLLOWING DAY (OCTOBER 23).

OFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL ARE SCHEDULED TO REPLY ON NOVEMBER 12, AND IF NECESSARY, NOVEMBER 13 TO THE POINTS RAISED BY THE UNOFFICIALS.

MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL BE JOINED BY THEIR TWO NEWLY APPOINTED UNOFFICIAL COLLEAGUES IN THE NEW SESSION. THEY ARE THE HON. CHAN KAM-CHUEN AND THE HON. J. J. SWA INE.

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ROYAL NEW TERRITORIES TOUR

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HRH PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND THE HON. ANGUS OGILVY, WHO ARRIVED IN HONG KONG LAST MONDAY FOR A PRIVATE VISIT, TOURED A NUMBER OF PLACES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES TODAY (SATURDAY) BEFORE DEPARTING FOR AUSTRALIA.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY MACLEHOSE, THE ROYAL COUPLE VISITED THE KOWLOON ELECTRICITY SUPPLY COMPANY’S POWER STATION AT TAP SHEK KOK IN TUEN MUN.

THEY WERE GREETED BY SIR LAWRENCE KADOORIE AND SIR SIDNEY GORDON, DIRECTORS OF THE KOWLOON ELECTRICITY SUPPLY CO. LTD. AND WERE BRIEFED BY THE SITE MANAGER, MR JACK WOODS, ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPANY WHILE ESCORTING THEM THROUGH THE CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE POWER STATION.

THE NEW POWER STATION CONSISTS OF FOUR MAIN DUAL-PURPOSE (COAL/OIL-FIRED) UNITS, ONE OF WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED IN 1982. WHEN COMPLETED ITS SERVICE WILL COVER KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES. THE GENERATING PLANTS ARE BRITISH MADE AND WILL FIRE COAL IMPORTED FROM CHINA.

AFTER LUNCH AT TAP SHEK KOK THEY FLEW BY HELICOPTER OVER TJEN MUN, TO SEE THE RAPID DEVELOPMENTS OF THE NEW TOWN.

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AT TOUCH DOWN AT THE TSIM BE I TSUI POLICE POST. THE PRINCESS WAS MET BY THE ACTING DISTRICT COMMANDER OF POLICE (MARINE), MR DAVID HOLROYD WHO SHOWED HER HOW A POLICE SMALL BOAT UNIT WORKED IN ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION OPERATIONS.

THE PARTY THEN FLEW OVER THE MAI PO MARSHES TO MAN KAM TO.

THEY WERE MET BY THE COMMANDER GURKHA FIELD FORCE, BRIGADIER IAN CHRISTIE, THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR MICHAEL ILLINGWORTH, THE OFFICER COMMANDING THE 6TH QUEEN ELIZABETH’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES, LT. COL. CHRIS BULLOCK AND THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE (FRONTIER), MR JOHN GREENE. THE ROYAL COUPLE WAS GIVEN A DETAILED BRIEFING ON THE BORDER OPERATIONS AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BY THESE OFFICERS.

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SIR MURRAY TO MEET LORD CARRINGTON IN TOKYO *****

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL LEAVE FOR TOKYO ON MONDAY FOR CONSULTATIONS WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, THE RT. HON. LORD CARRINGTON.

SIR MURRAY WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG THE FOLLOWING DAY (TUESDAY).

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MORE RESETTLEMENT PLEDGES NEEDED

* * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, TODAY CALLED FOR FIRM PLEDGES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY FOR RESETTLEMENT PLACES FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES STILL IN HONG KONG.

SPEAKING AFTER A TOUR OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS REFUGEE TRANSIT CENTRE AT KAI TAK, SIR MURRAY STRESSED THAT THE PROBLEM CF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WAS AN INTERNATIONAL ONE AND IT WAS UP TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO SOLVE IT.

AT PRESENT, HE NOTED, HONG KONG HAD FAR MORE BOAT REFUGEES THAN ANY OTHER PLACE OF FIRST ASYLUM.

+THIS IS QUITE WRONG. MORE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE FOR US,+ SIR MURRAY SAID.

HE SAID HONG KONG WAS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO THE HOST COUNTRIES WHO HAD RESETTLED VIETNAMESE REFUGEES FROM HONG KONG— THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND A WHOLE HOST CF OTHERS WHO HAD TAKEN SMALLER NUMBERS.

♦BUT EXCEPT FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM WHO HAVE TAKEN THEIR REFUGEES ENTIRELY FROM HONG KONG, OTHERS HAVE PREFERRED TO TAKE FAR MORE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES,* HE SAID.

/SIR MURRAY .....

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1980

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SIR MURRAY SAID THAT AT THE PRESENT RATE OF OFF-TAKE THE NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG BY THE END OF THE YEAR SHOULD BE DOWN TO ABOUT 20 000.

AT THE MOMENT, HE ADDED, WE HAVEN’T GOT FIRM PLEDGES FOR NEXT YEAR, AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE AFTER AT THE MOMENT, HE ADDED.

DURING HIS TOUR OF THE TRANSIT CENTRE WITH LADY MACLEHOSE, SIR MURRAY NOTED THAT CONDITIONS IN THE CENTRE HAD GREATLY IMPROVED ALTHOUGH THERE WAS STILL SOME CROWDING.

SIR MURRAY AND LADY MACLEHOSE SHOWED GREAT INTEREST IN THE CENTRE’S MEDICAL FACILITIES AND THE WORK BEING DONE IN THE NURSERY.

THE MEDICAL CENTRE, WHICH OPENED LAST DECEMBER, OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF MEDICAL FACILITIES INCLUDING OUT-PATIENT, POST-NATAL AND DENTAL CARE.

SIR MURRAY AND LADY MACLEHOSE WERE ACCOMPANIED DURING THEIR TOUR BY THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR GEOFFREY BARNES, THE UNHCR CHARGE DE MISSION, MR JACQUES TERLIN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS, MR CHENG TUNG-CHOY, THE SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS, MR THOMAS SIN, AND MR HENRY LOKE, MANAGER OF THE TRANSIT CENTRE.

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SIR EDWARD YOUDE TO VISIT HONG KONG

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DEPUTY TO THE PERMANENT UNDER-SECRETARY AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE AND FORMER AMBASSADOR TO PEKING, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WHO IS ACCOMPANYING LORD CARRINGTON TO CHINA, WILL SPEND A FEW DAYS IN HONG KONG AFTER THE CHINA VISIT.

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CIVIL AVIATION DIRECTOR TO ATTEND MEXICO CITY CONFERENCE

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MR BRIAN KEEP, DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, LEFT TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR MEXICO CITY TO ATTEND THE 33RD ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AIRPORT OPERATORS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL (AOCI) OPENING ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

AIRPORT AND AIRLINE OPERATORS AND THOSE IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY WILL BE ATTENDING THE FIVE-DAY CONFERENCE.

VARIOUS ASPECTS OF AIRPORT AND AVIATION ECONOMIES AND POLICIES, AIR SERVICES AND AIR CAPACITY, AND AIRPORT ENERGY AND FUEL PROBLEMS WILL BE DISCUSSED.

MR KEEP WILL ADDRESS THE CONFERENCE ON AIR TRANSPORT MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT, WITH THE EMPHASIS ON POLICIES AND PLANS FOR MARKETING THE AIRPORT AND DEVELOPING IT TO FULFIL TARGETS.

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$6 MILLION FOR N.T. STUDY

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS COMMISSIONED A $6 MILLION STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL OF THE NORTH WESTERN NEW TERRITORIES.

THE STUDY WILL COVER YUEN LONG DISTRICT AND THE AREA BETWEEN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN AND YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOUNDARY.

AN AGREEMENT ON THE STUDY, WHICH WILL TAKE NINE MONTHS TO COMPLETE, HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE GOVERNMENT ENGINEER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT BRANCH OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, W C.R. SAUNDERS AND THE PROJECT DIRECTOR OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS, MR DUNCAN THOMAS.

ALL RELEVANT SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING FACTORS INCLUDING AGRICULTURE, FISHING, COUNTRY PARKS AND CONSERVATION AREAS, DISTRIBUTION AND FORM OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING AND DIFFERENT TYPES OF URBAN AND RURAL CONCEPTS WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION.

THE METHOD OF LAND ADMINISTRATION AND PRODUCTION OF LAND FOR DEVELOPMENT AND REQUIREMENTS FOR TRANSPORT WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED.

AT THE END OF THE STUDY, THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS — A CONSORTIUM OF OVE ARUP AND PARTNERS HONG KONG LIMITED, KAMPSAX KRUGER HONG KONG, KAMPSAX PERHALL LIMITED, MARTIN AND VOORHEES ASSOCIATES AND URBIS PLANNING DESIGN GROUP — WILL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

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FULL RANGE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR TUEN MUN ******

TUEN MUN RESIDENTS WILL ENJOY A WIDE RANGE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES WHEN ALL FACILITIES IN THE NEW TOWN ARE COMPLETED IN 1985-86, TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BILLY LAM, SAID TODAY.

MR LAM WAS SPEAKING AT THE INAUGURATION OF SECOND TERM OFFICE-BEARERS OF THE TUEN MUN ARTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION.

HE SAID TO COPE WITH THE POPULATION INCREASE, WORK ON VARIOUS MAJOR PROJECTS IN TUEN MUN HAD STARTED AND WAS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

A PROJECT CLOSELY RELATED TO THE ASSOCIATION’S WORK IS THE CIVIC AND CULTURAL CENTRE TO BE BUILT IN THE TOWN CENTRE.

WORK ON THE CENTRE WILL START NEXT YEAR. WHEN COMPLETED. THE AUDITORIUM WILL ACCOMMODATE 1 500 PEOPLE. IT WILL HAVE MUSIC PRACTISING ROOMS, CONFERENCE ROOMS, LECTURE ROOMS. AN EXHIBITION AREA AND A RESTAURANT.

IT WILL ALSO HOUSE GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND A LIBRARY, AND INCLUDE A CAR PARK, A BUS TERMINUS AND A MAGISTRACY.

/ON SPORTS .....

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1980

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ON SPORTS, MR LAM SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SOON BUILD A STANDARD SPORTS GROUND NEAR TAI HING ESTATE. IT WOULD INCLUDE A 400-METRE RUNNING TRACK, A SOCCER PITCH, TEMPORARY SPECTATORS’ STANDS AND A CAR PARK, AND WAS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 1981.

THE YAN 01 TONG SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE NEAR TUEN MUN SAN HUI WAS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1982.

MR LAM SAID TENNIS COURTS AND BASKETBALL COURTS HAD BEEN COMPLETED RECENTLY IN TUEN MUN. THEY WERE BUILT TO ENSURE THAT LOCAL PEOPLE HAD ADEQUATE FACILITIES TO TAKE PART IN VARIOUS KINDS OF CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, HE SAID.

+1 HOPE THE ASSOCIATION WILL CONTINUE TO SHOULDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROMOTING LOCAL ACTIVITIES AND INTRODUCE NEW ACTIVITIES,* HE SAID. +1 ALSO HOPE THAT THE ASSOCIATION WILL MEET THE NEED OF ALL PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE INDIGENOUS AND NEW RESIDENTS, AS WELL AS THE YOUNG AND THE OLD.*

MR LAM SAID THE ASSOCIATION, WITH THE SUPPORT OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, HAD ORGANISED DRAMA, DANCE, MUSIC, EDUCATION, RECREATIONAL AND TRAINING CLASSES SO THAT A SENSE OF BELONGING COULD BE PROMOTED AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE ASSOCIATION, WHOSE WORK IS WELL WORTH SUPPORTING, IS NON-PROFIT MAKING. IT WAS SET UP IN 1978 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE.

ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE ASSOCIATION ARE MAINLY FINANCED BY TUEN MUN DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD WHICH HAS ALLOCATED MORE THAN $182 000 FOR 1980/81.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION COMPRISE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS, PLUS LEADERS OF LOCAL CIVIC ASSOCIATIONS. STAFF FROM TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE ALSO HOLD HONORARY POSTS.

MR LAU WONG-FAT IS PRESIDENT AND MR CHOW MAN-PING CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION.

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FARM WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE PROVES A SUCCESS *****

POULTRY AND PIG FARMERS AT HUNG SHU I KIU RIVER IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE MAKING USE OF THE FARM WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THIS COULD PREVENT A RECURRENCE OF POLLUTION TO THE RIVER WHICH FLOWS THROUGH YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN DISTRICTS.

HE SAID A DAILY AVERAGE COLLECTION OF ABOUT 4 550 CUBIC METRES OF FARM WASTE HAD BEEN RECORDED DURING THE LAST THREE WEEKS.

/THE FARM .....

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1980

THE FARM WASTE COLLECTION SERVICE WAS STARTED WITH AN INITIAL CLEAN-UP OF THE POLLUTED RIVER AND ITS CATCHMENT AREA ON SEPTEMBER 8.

ABOUT 1OO PLASTIC CONTAINERS HAVE BEEN PLACED AT BIN SITES AND COLLECTION POINTS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF FARM WASTE WHICH IS COLLECTED DAILY BY NTSD VEHICLES.

HOWEVER, THE SPOKESMAN URGED FARMERS WHO HAVE FAILED TO HEED THE ADVICE FOR THE PROPER DISPOSAL OF POULTRY AND PIG WASTE TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE COLLECTION SERVICE TO IMPROVE THEIR ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

ON THE CLEAN-UP OF THE HUNG SHU I KIU RIVER, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT MORE THAN 100 LOADS (TOTALLING 300 TONNES) OF REFUSE, JUNK AND SOLID WASTE HAVE BEEN COLLECTED.

OF THE 4.7-KILOMETRE LONG RIVER, FOUR KILOMETRES HAVE BEEN CLEANED AND WATER IS NOW FLOWING SMOOTHLY AGAIN, HE SAID.

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ISSUE OF TAXI FARES CONVERSION TABLES * * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT CONVERSION TABLES SHOWING THE EXISTING AND NEW METRIC FARES FOR TAXIS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, 2 MURRAY ROAD, HONG KONG FROM OCTOBER 13.

TAXI OWNERS SHOULD PRODUCE THEIR VEHICLE REGISTRATION BOOKS TO COLLECT THE TABLES AND OPERATORS WHOSE VEHICLES ARE ON HIRE-PURCHASE FROM FINANCE COMPANIES OR BANKS, SHOULD MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THEIR PRINCIPALS FOR COLLECTION.

FINANCE COMPANIES OR BANKS COLLECTING CONVERSION TABLES ON BEHALF OF THEIR CLIENTS, OR TAXI ASSOCIATIONS COLLECTING ON BEHALF OF THEIR MEMBERS, SHOULD PRODUCE ORIGINALS OR CERTIFIED COPIES OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION BOOKS.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT EMPHASISED THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE OF THE NEW TAXI FARES WILL NOT BE UNTIL SUNDAY OCTOBER 19.

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SPECIAL CAR NOS. SALE BY AUCTION *****

THIRTY-FOUR SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD BY AUCTION THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING FOR $921 200 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

THE AUCTION AT CITY HALL SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER CH 8 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $200 000.

ANOTHER NUMBER CC 666 WAS SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $142 000 WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $1 000 FOR AY 8773, CF 9960, CF 6168, CF 6138, CF 3001.

THE OTHER SPECIAL FOLLOWING PRICES:

REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD AT THE

$ $ $

CF 320 3 200 CG 38 9 000 CC 707 14 000

AS8838 12 000 CGI668 20 000 CG 1 73 000

AN1132 2 000 CF8328 6 000 CG8888 100 000

CE9088 3 000 HK 323 80 000 CF8168 3 000

CF 670 5 000 CF 83 12 000 CF3111 4 000

CG 448 6 000 8092 42 000 CF2899 4 000

CG 688 14 000 CF3268 4 000 CH 47 WITHDRAWN

CF1838 3 000 CF8833 19 000 CF 120 5 000

CH 10 57 000 CF 345 11 000 AA6446 6 000

4949 40 000

THE NUMBER 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 57TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL MONEY FOR CHARITY SO FAR TO MORE THAN $10 MILLION.

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TENDERS FOR DOUBLE TRACKING INVITED

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THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE DOUBLE TRACKING OF ANOTHER SECTION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY BETWEEN TAI PO MARKET AND SHEUNG SHU I STATIONS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE PROJECT WAS AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE KCR MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME.

IT CONSISTS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WIDENED EMBANKMENT AND A SECOND TRACK OF ABOUT SEVEN KILOMETRES, AND THE WIDENING OF THREE EXISTING BRIDGES.

/ON COMPLETION .....

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1980

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ON COMPLETION, THERE WILL BE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BOTH PASSENGER AND FREIGHT CAPACITY TO MEET THE NEW REQUIREMENTS OF THE MODERN AND ELECTRIFIED RAILWAY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO PEDESTRIAN SUBWAYS AND THE ERECTION OF A FENCE ALONG EACH SIDE CF THE TRACKS. THIS WILL ENSURE THE SAFE OPERATION OF THE ELECTRIFIED TRAIN SERVICE AND SAFEGUARD THE PUBLIC IN INCREASED TRAIN SPEED AND FREQUENCY.

VIEW OF

BY LATER1982 EXPECTED T0 START ,N NOVEMBER AND SHOULD

THE WORK HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL SUPERVISED BY THE PWD’S RAILWAY DIVISION ON BEHALF OF

BE COMPLETED

BE THE KCR.

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CANOEING COURSE FOR TEACHERS

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SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS HOLDING LIFE-SAVING BRONZE MiDALLIONS ARE INVITED TO JOIN A CANOEING PROFICIENCY COURSE TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER.

THE COURSE, ORGANISED BY THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, IS TO ENABLE TEACHERS TO CONDUCT CANOEING CLASSES FOR SCHOOLS.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE TAUGHT CANOE HANDLING, SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, BASIC STROKES, CANOE REPAIRING, RESCUE PROCEDURE AND DRILL, AND WILL GO ON CANOEING EXPEDITIONS.

THE COURSE WILL BE HELD ON FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS, FROM OCTOBER 18 AND 19 TO NOVEMBER 8 AND 9, AT THE TAI MEI TUK SCHOOLS SAILING AND CANOEING CENTRE, TAI PO.

CLASSES WILL BE HELD DAILY FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.

PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND ALL THE SESSIONS TO QUALIFY.

TEACHERS WISHING TO JOIN THE COURSE SHOULD APPLY TO THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (ATTN MR CHOY WING-CHEUNG), EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SEVENTH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, ON OCTOBER 10.

FIRING PRACTICE * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN/CASTLE PEAK RANGE NEXT WEEK FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 3).

PRACTICE WILL START AT 8 AM DAILY AND END AT 6 PM EXCEPT MONDAY AND TUESDAY WHEN IT STOPS AT 5 PM.

THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED IT IS DANGEROUS TO ENTER THE ARCA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING PRACTICE TIMES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

SIR MURRAY TO GIVE TV INTERVIEW ............................. 1

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST ........................ 1

TWENTY CASES A WEEK HANDLED BY LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT'S MOBILE OFFICE .................................  4

DECLARE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS EARLY ........................... 5

NT CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION ........................ 5

BOOKINGS OPEN FOR KWAI CHUNG INDOOR GAMES HALL .............. 6

SEAWALL FOR WESTERN RECLAMATION ............................. 7

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY DAY ....................... 8

SPOTLIGHT ON CHEUNG CHAU SPORTSGROUND ....................... 9

OCEAN PARK 'CLASSES' ........................................ q

WATER CUT

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SIR MURRAY TO GIVE TV INTERVIEW * * * * *

HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL BE GIVING AN EXTENDED TELEVISION INTERVIEW ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 3). THE TRANSMISSION WILL MAKE USE OF RTHK’S OUTSIDE BROADCAST FACILITIES AND WILL BE LIVE FROM GOVERNMENT HOUSE.

THE INTERVIEW WITH SIR MURRAY WILL BE BROADCAST IN THE ENGLISH CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMME +HERE AND NOW+, WHICH FOR THIS SPECIAL EDITION WILL BE TRANSMITTED ON BOTH TVB PEARL AND RTV-2 AT 7.30 PM. IT WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THE GOVERNOR HAS TAKEN PART IN A LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST FROM GOVERNMENT HOUSE. THE INTERVIEWER WILL BE CHRIS HILTON, +HERE AND NOW’S+ PRODUCER AND CO-PRESENTER.

CHINESE-LANGUAGE EXTRACTS FROM THE PROGRAMME WILL BE CARRIED IN EXTENDED NEWS BULLETINS ON TVB JADE AND RTV-1 THE SAME EVENING AND RTV PLAN TO RE-RUN A CHINESE VERSION OF THE FULL INTERVIEW ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 4) AT 6 PM.

RADIO COVERAGE WILL BE EXTENSIVE. RTHK WILL CARRY THE WHOLE INTERVIEW LIVE IN ENGLISH ON RADIOS 3 AND 4, WITH A SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION FOR CHINESE LISTENERS ON RADIOS 1 AND 2. COMMERCIAL RADIO WILL BROADCAST THE CHINESE-LANGUAGE VERSION SIMULTANEOUSLY ON CR1, PLUS RECORDED EXTRACTS IN ENGLISH NEWS BULLETINS ON CRE.

IT IS LIKELY THAT THE INTERVIEW WILL CENTRE ON AREAS COVERED BY THE GOVERNOR IN HIS ADDRESS TO THE OPENING OF THE 1980/81 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY, BUT SIR MURRAY HAS AGREED ALSO TO DISCUSS OTHER TOPICS. THE LIVE BROADCAST CAN THEREFORE BE EXPECTED TO BE WIDE-RANGING.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) PUBLISHED THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S MERCHANDISE TRADE IN AUGUST 1980.

THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR AUGUST WAS $9 465 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AT $6 769 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS AT $2 696 MILLION. WITH IMPORTS AT $9 448 MILLION, THE VISIBLE TRADt ACCOUNT

RECORDED A SURPLUS OF $17 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH THE SAME MONTH IN 1979, THE FOLLOWING INCREASES BY VALUE WERE RECORDED : $963 MILLION, OR 17 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC MILLION, OR 53 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS- $1 90c CENT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS- AND $2 101 MILLION, IMPORTS.

EXPORTS- $939

MILLION, OR 25

OR 29 PER CENT

PER

FOR

COMPARING THE FIGURES FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR WITH THOSE FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF LAST YEAR, DOMESTIC EXPORTS HAVE INCREASED IN VALUE BY 28 PER CENT, RE-EXPORTS BY 46 PER CENT, TOTAL EXPORTS BY 33 PER CENT AND IMPORTS BY 32 PER CENT.

/COMMENTING ON .....

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1980

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COMMENTING ON THE AUGUST TRADE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID IT WAS NOT UNUSUAL FOR A SURPLUS TO BE RECORDED IN AUGUST.

IN AUGUST LAST YEAR, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE WAS A SURPLUS IN THE VISIBLE TRADE ACCOUNT AMOUNTING TO $215 MILLION.

HE POINTED OUT THAT, WHILE THE GROWTH RATE OF RE-EXPORTS IN AUGUST CONTINUED TO BE RAPID, THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS APPEARED TO HAVE SLOWED DOWN AS EXPECTED. THIS IS CONSISTENT wITH THE VIEW THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TOOK WHEN PUTTING HIS REVISED FORECAST FOR THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN REAL TERMS FOR THE YEAR AS A WHOLE AT 14 PER CENT, GIVEN THAT THE GROWTH RATE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR HAD BEEN 18 PER CENT.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT AS THE GROWTH RATE OF IMPORTS WAS ALSO SLOWING DOWN, THE VISIBLE TRADE +GAP+ — THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS WHICH IS NOT COVERED BY THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS -- SHOWED NO SIGN OF WIDENING. THE VISIBLE TRADE +GAP+ FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, AT 11.7 PER CENT, WAS SLIGHTLY NARROWER THAN THE 12 PER CENT RECORDED IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1979.

THE PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST WERE :

MERCHANDISE : DOMESTIC EXPORTS X $6 769 MILLION

RE-EXPORTS X $2 696 MILLION

TOTAL EXPORTS X $9 465 MILLION

IMPORTS X $9 448 MILLION

TRADE BALANCE X $ 17 MILLION

( IN SURPLUS)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

LATEST THREE MONTHS JUNE-AUGUST 1980 JUNE-AUGUST 1979 INCREASE OR DECREASE

S MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 18 920 15 548 +3 372 +21.7

RE-EXPORTS 7 491 5 151 +2 339 +45.4

TOTAL EXPORTS 26 411 20 699 *5 712 +27.6

IMPORTS 27 408 21 823 +5 585 +25.6

TRADE BALANCE - 997 -1 124 ♦ 127 A

/SAME MONTH .....

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* SAME MONTH LAST YEAR - 3 -

AUGUST 1980 AUGUST 1979 INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. S MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 6 769 (71.5%) 5 806 (76.8%) + 963 + 16.6

RE-EXPORTS 2 696 1 757 + 939 +53.4

TOTAL EXPORTS 9 465 7 563 +1 902 +25.1

IMPORTS 9 448 7 348 +2 101 +28.6

TRADE BALANCE + 17 + 215 - 198

LAST MONTH AUGUST 1980 JULY 1980 INCREASE OR DECREASE

S MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 6 769 (71.5%) 6 087 (71.5%) + 681 + 11.2

RE-EXPORTS 2 696 2 423 + 273 + 11.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 9 465 8 510 ♦ 954 + 11.2

IMPORTS 9 448 9 193 ♦ 255 + 2.8

TRADE BALANCE + 17 - 683 ♦ 700

CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE JAN.-AUGUST 1980 JAN.-AUGUST INCREASE OR 1979 DECREASE

S MN. S MN. S MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 43 970 (70.6%) 34 372 (73.2%) ♦9 598 +27.9

RE-EXPORTS 18 352 12 603 ♦5 749 +45.6

TOTAL EXPORTS 62 322 46 975 ♦15 348 +32.7

IMPORTS rJ 70 578 53 383 +17 195 *32.2

TRADE BALANCE -8 256 -6 408 - 1 848

/LAST 12

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1980

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LAST 12 MONTHS

SEPT. 1979 TO

AUGUST 1980

SEPT. 1978 TO

AUGUST 1979

INCREASE OR DECREASE

8 MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 65 511 50 070 +15 440 *30.8

RE-EXPORTS 25 771 17 683 ♦ 8 088 *45.7

TOTAL EXPORTS 91 282 67 754 +23 528 *34.7

IMPORTS 103 032 77 866 *25 165 *32.3

TRADE BALANCE -11 750 -10 112 - 1 638

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TWENTY CASES A WEEK HANDLED BY LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT’S MOBILE OFFICE * * * *

THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT’S +MOBILE OFFICE*, LAUNCHED TWO MONTHS AGO, IS HANDLING AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 20 CASES A WEEK.

THE +MOBILE OFFICE+, WHICH IS AN AIR-CONDITIONED VAN DONATED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES ROTARY CLUB, HAS FIXED LOCATIONS IN EACH OF THE FIVE NEW TERRITORIES TOWNS IT VISITS.

DURING THE EIGHT WEEKS UP TO THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER, 155 CASES WERE DEALT WITH, OF WHICH 40 WERE APPLICATIONS FOR LEGAL AID.

A NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SPOKESMAN SAID THE MOST FREQUENT TYPES OF CASES HANDLED WERE LANDLORD AND TENANT DISPUTES.

NEXT CAME MATRIMONIAL CASES AND CASES FOR VICTIMS OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WHERE NEGLIGENCE WAS INVOLVED.

OTHER TYPES OF CASES DEALT WITH INCLUDED CRIMINAL CASES AND LABOUR LAW INVOLVING WAGES AND COMPENSATION.

THE +MOBILE OFFICE* VISITS TSUEN WAN (MONDAY), YUEN LONG (TUESDAY), TUEN MUN (WEDNESDAY), SHEUNG SHU I (THURSDAY) AND TAI PO (FRIDAY).

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE +MOBILE OFFICE* WAS INTENDED TO BRING LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT SERVICES TO NEW TERRITORIES RESIDENTS IN A CONVENIENT WAY.

OF THE FIVE TOWNS IT VISITS, YUEN LONG HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CLIENTS AND TSUEN WAN THE LOWEST.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID AT PRESENT, PEOPLE IN SOME OF THE TOWNS WERE NOT MAKING FULL USE OF THE MOBILE OFFICE AS WELL AS OTHER CENTRES.

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♦HOWEVER, SERVICES SUCH AS THIS TAKE TIME BEFORE THEY BECOME PROPERLY ESTABLISHED.+ HE SAID.

LOCAL ORGANISATIONS IN EACH OF THE FIVE TOWNS HAVE BEEN GIVEN DETAILS OF VISITS INCLUDING TIMES AND LOCATIONS. DISTRICT OFFICES ALSO POST DETAILS ON THEIR NOTICE-BOARDS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC NEEDING THE SERVICE WERE WELCOME TO VISIT THE VAN DIRECTLY WHEN IT WAS IN THEIR DISTRICT. THEY COULD, HOWEVER, GO TO THE HONG KONG OR KOWLOON CFFICES OF THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT ANY TIME DURING OFFICE HOURS IF THEIR NEED WAS URGENT.

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DECLARE IMPORTS AND EXPORTS EARLY * * * *

IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS ARE REMINDED TO LODGE TRADE DECLARATIONS AND PAY AD VALOREM CHARGES WITHIN 14 DAYS OF TRANSACTION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) LATE TRADE DECLARATIONS WILL BE LIABLE TO PENALTY CHARGES AFTER TWO MONTHS TO $100 PER DECLARATION, WHERE THE TOTAL VALUE OF ARTICLES ARE LESS THAN $20 000, AND TO $230 PER DECLARATION, WHERE THE VALUE EXCEEDS $20 000.

PROSECUTIONS WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST THOSE WHO, WITHOUT REASONABLE EXCUSE, FAIL TO LODGE THE NECESSARY TRADE DECLARATIONS, HE SAID.

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NT CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION *****

CHILDREN LIVING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE.

THERE WILL BE ONE FIRST, ONE SECOND, ONE THIRD AND NINE MERIT PRIZES AND ALL WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED SOUVENIRS.

THE SIZE OF EACH CARD SHOULD NOT EXCEED 153 MM X 203 MM AND SHOULD NOT BE SMALLER THAN 103 I’M X 133 MM.

PARTICIPANTS MUST WRITE THEIR NAME, ADDRESS, AGE AND SCHOOL AT THE BACK OF EACH ENTRY.

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ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT BEFORE DECEMBER 2, 1980 TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING NT PUBLIC LIBRARIES: TSUEN WAN PUBLIC LIBRARY - WING HONG HOUSE, GROUND FLOOR, FUK LOI ESTATE, TSUEN WAN- KWAI CHUNG PUBLIC LIBRARY - MAI CHUNG/MAI KWAI MANSION, THIRD FLOOR, 87-89 WO TONG TSUI STREET, KWAI CHUNG- TUEN MUN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, FIRST FLOOR, TAI HING ESTATE, TUEN MUN- YUEN LONG PUBLIC LIBRARY - YUEN LONG TOWN HALL, SECOND FLOOR, TAI YUK ROAD, YUEN LONG- SHEUNG SHU I PUBLIC LIBRARY - SHING FAT BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, 2 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEUNG SHU I- TAI PO PUBLIC LIBRARY - MEI TAK BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 1-17 KWONG FUK ROAD, TAI PO- SHA TIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - UNIT 101-110, KWAI WO HOUSE, LEK YUEN ESTATE, SHA TIN-CHEUNG CHAU PUBLIC LIBRARY - CHEUNG CHAU YOUTH CENTRE, FIRST FLOOR, TUNG WAN, CHEUNG CHAU- TAI 0 PUBLIC LIBRARY - TA I 0 COMMUNITY CENTRE, TAI 0.

WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY LETTER.

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BOOKINGS OPEN FOR KWAI * *

CHUNG INDOOR GAMES HALL * * *

SPORTS EVENTS IN THE OSMAN RAMJU

ADVANCE BOOKING FOR HOLDING ----------- _ ,

SADICK MEMORIAL GAMES HALL IN KWAI CHUNG — THE FIRST INDOOR GAMES HALL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES — WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT

SAID TODAY

THE NEW GAMES HALL WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED ON OCTOBER 27 AND ITS FACILITIES WILL OPEN TO PUBLIC USE THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE MULTI-PURPOSE CENTRAL GAMES AREA CAN BE USED FOR A WIDE RANGE OF SPORTS SUCH AS BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, BADMINTON, HANDBALL, TABLE TENNIS, GYMNASTICS, FITNESS TRAINING, MARTIAL ARTS, FENCING, DANCING AND OTHER INDOOR SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

A FULL SET OF GYMNASTIC AND FITNESS TRAINING EQUIPMENT, ELECTRONIC SCORE BOARDS AND PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM ARE PROVIDED

IN THE HALL.

THE CENTRAL GAMES AREA IS AVAILABLE FOR ORGANISED PLAY FROM 7 AM TO 11 PM ON ALL DAYS OTHER THAN TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS BETWEEN 5.30 PM AND 11 PM, WHICH ARE SET ASIDE FOR INDIVIDUAL GAMES CF BADMINTON OR TABLE TENNIS.

ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, THERE WILL BE THREE EVENING SESSIONS, AT 5.30 PM, 7.30 PM AND 9.30 PM, FOR INDIVIDUAL GAMES OF BADMINTON OR TABLE TENNIS. BOOKINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

iMnivinilAL BOOKINGS UP TO SEVEN DAYS IN ADVANCE CAN BE MADE ,N PERsSi 1? Se" HALL ON PRODUCTION OF AN IDENTITY CARD OR DRIVING LICENCE.

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SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS AND SCHOOLS MAY BOOK THE GAMES HALL THREE MONTHS IN ADVANCE.

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE BOOKING AND HIRE CHARGES OF THE FACILITIES, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OF THE GAMES HALL AT HING FONG ROAD IN PERSON OR TELEPHONE 12-242598.

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SEAWALL FOR WESTERN RECLAMATION

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A 9OO-METRE SEAWALL WILL SHORTLY BE CONSTRUCTED FOR THE RECLAMATION IN WESTERN DISTRICT WHICH WILL PROVIDE ABOUT 18 HECTARES OF LAND FOR DEVELOPMENT.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED BY THE PORT WORKS DIVISION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE FUTURE RECLAMATION WOULD BE OFF CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST BETWEEN SUTHERLAND STREET AND WATER STREET.

THE NEW LAND FORMED WILL BE FOR NEW ROADWORKS, INDUSTRIAL AND CARGO HANDLING USES, LOCAL OPEN SPACE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY USES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WORK ON THE PRESENT CONTRACT MAINLY INVOLVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SEAWALL ON THE FOUNDATIONS WHICH WERE RECENTLY COMPLETED.

WORK ON THE SEAWALL WILL BEGIN IN DECEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 21 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY THE PORT WORKS DIVISION OF THE PWD’S CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE WHICH WILL ALSO SUPERVISE THE CONSTRUCTION.

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KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY DAY ******

A TWO WEEK PROGRAMME TO SPEARHEAD THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN KOWLOON CITY WAS LAUNCHED TODAY (SUNDAY) AT THE ARGYLE STREET PLAYGROUND.

A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE WITH THE AID OF LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS, TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KOWLOON CITY ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR Y.L. TAI, ALERTED THE PUBLIC TO THE DRASTIC TOLL OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS DURING THE LAST SIX MONTHS WHEN THERE WERE 4 219 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN KOWLOON RESULTING IN 75 PEOPLE KILLED AND 4 667 INJURED.

♦THESE FIGURES NOT ONLY MEAN A HEAVY LOSS OF HUMAN LIFE BUT ALSO REPRESENT IMMEASURABLE TRAGEDY TO THE VICTIMS’ FAMILIES,* HE SAID.

♦THE MAIN FACTOR BEHIND THESE ACCIDENTS IS THE NEGLIGENCE OF BOTH DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS, PARTICULARLY THEIR APATHETIC ATTITUDE TOWARDS ROAD SAFETY MEASURES AND APPEALS,+ HE ADDED.

MR TAI CALLED ON THE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT TO VALUE THEIR LIVES AND BE COURTEOUS AND PATIENT WITH OTHERS WHEN USING THE ROAD.

FOURTEEN GAMES STALLS WHICH FOCUSED ON THE THEME OF ROAD SAFETY ATTRACTED LARGE CROWDS.

THE CIVIL AID SERVICE MOTORCYCLING TEAM AND REMOTE CONTROL MODEL CARS ALSO DEMONSTRATED ROAD SAFETY HINTS AND RULES TO THE AUDIENCE.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, FILM SHOWS ON ROAD SAFETY WILL BE SHOWN IN VARIOUS HOUSING ESTATES TO REMIND RESIDENTS OF THE RULES OF DRIVING AND THE PEDESTRIAN CODE.

STUDENTS WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REFRESH THEIR BASIC ROAD SAFETY KNOWLEDGE THROUGH SEMINARS ORGANISED IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS.

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SPOTLIGHT ON CHEUNG CHAU SPORTSGROUND

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WORK WILL START TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR ON THE SECOND STAGE OF THE CHEUNG CHAU SPORTSGROUND WHICH WILL BE FLOODLIT.

SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID THIS TODAY (SUNDAY) AT THE FIFTH ISLANDS DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT KENNEDY TOWN SWIMMING POOL.

HE SAID IT WAS UNAVOIDABLE THAT ISLANDS SWIMMING COMPETITIONS HAD TO BE HELD IN SWIMMING POOLS IN THE URBAN AREA, *BUT IN ISLANDS DISTRICT WE ARE FORTUNATE IN HAVING MANY FINE BEACHES WHICH ARE THE ENVY OF THOSE WHO LIVE IN OUR CROWDED CITY AND PROUD THAT OUR SWIMMERS ARE AMONG THE BEST IN HONG KONG.

♦IT IS NOT EASY TO BUILD RECREATION FACILITIES IN THE ISLANDS, BUT I AM GLAD TO TELL THAT AFTER MANY UPS AND DOWNS, WORK WILL START TOWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR ON THE SECOND STAGE OF THE CHEUNG CHAU SPORTSGROUND.

♦WE MUST MAKE THE BEST USE OF ALL FACILITIES AVAILABLE AND I HOPE THAT RURAL COMMITTEES AND ALL LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WILL ACT TOGETHER WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE TO INVOLVE AS MANY YOUNG PEOPLE IN REGULAR TRAINING AND COMPETITIONS,* MR AKERS-JONES SAID.

MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE SWIMMING GALA ORGANISED BY ISLANDS DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICE.

THERE WERE BREASTSTROKE, BACKSTROKE, BUTTERFLY AND FREESTYLE RACES.

WINNERS WILL REPRESENT ISLANDS DISTRICT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES SWIMMING GALA IN OCTOBER.

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OCEAN PARK +CLASSES+ * * *

THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, IN CO-OPERATION WITH OCEAN PARK, IS ORGANISING EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO OCEAN PARK FOR STUDENTS AS AN EXTENSION OF CLASSROOM LEARNING.

+SUCH VISITS ARE AIMED AT WIDENING STUDENTS’ GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND TO ENABLE THEM TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND GREATER APPRECIATION OF BOTH LAND AND MARINE LIFE THEY SEE AT THE PARK,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

SCHOOLS MAY ORGANISE GROUPS OF STUDENTS TO VISIT THE PARK THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, AT SPECIALLY REDUCED ADMISSION PRICES.

PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY. THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND OCEAN PARK CANNOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR INJURY DURING THE VISITS.

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+SCH00LS ARE THEREFORE ADVISED TO OBTAIN THE WRITTEN CONSENT CF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, NOTING THAT A RIDE IN THE CABLE CAR IN THE PARK IS NECESSARY TO GET FROM THE LOWLAND TO THE HEADLAND TC SEE THE WAVE COVE, THE ATOLL REEF AND THE OCEAN THEATRE SHOW.

♦HEADS OF SCHOOLS SHOULD ENSURE THAT THEIR PUPILS ARE ADEQUATELY SUPERVISED THROUGHOUT THE VISIT,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IF THE VISIT IS HELD ON A SCHOOL DAY, PUPILS WHO DO NOT TAKE PART ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL AS USUAL.

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WATER CUT * M *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN ABERDEEN DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

AFFECTED WILL BE ALL PREMISES AT ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD FROM THE ABERDEEN TRADE SCHOOL TO THE SHEK PAI WAN ROAD JUNCTION, INCLUDING ABERDEEN OLD MAIN STREET, WU PAK STREET, SAI ON STREET, LOK YEUNG STREET, TUNG SING ROAD, CHENGTU ROAD AND TSUNG MAN STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1980

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRICE INDICES UP ONE POINT ................................... 1

IMPROVEMENTS TO FANLING WATER SUPPLY ......................... 2

POSTERS WARNING AGAINST THROWING THINGS ...................... 3

TIME TO ENLIST AS CENSUS HELPER .............................. 3

CANTONESE OPERA COURSE FOR SHA TIN RESIDENTS ................. k

NEW PLAYGROUND IN TAI KOK TSUI ............................... 5

TAXI INSPECTION FOR LICENCE RENEWAL .......................... 5

DUTCH JUSTICE SECRETARY VISITS TAI LAM ...................... <5

YUEN LONG WATER CUT

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PRICE INDICES UP ONE POINT

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THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) AND THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) FOR AUGUST WERE 164 AND 163 RESPECTIVELY, EACH BEING ONE POINT HIGHER THAN THAT FOR THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

THE CPI (A) IS BASED ON WEIGHTS DERIVED FROM THE EXPENDITURE PATTERN OF HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $400 AND $1 499 A MONTH AND THE CPI (B) FROM THOSE SPENDING BETWEEN $1 500 AND $2 999 A MONTH, AS DETERMINED FROM THE HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY OF 1973/74.

THE CHANGES FOR AUGUST IN RESPECT OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE TWO INDICES, COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH AND WITH THE CORRESPONDING MONTH IN 1979 ARE AS FOLLOWSi

COMPONENT CPI (A) CPI (B)

AUG 80 JULY 80 AUG 79 AUG 80 JULY 80 AUG 79

FOODSTUFFS 158 157 141 160 159 142

HOUSING 154 154 144 154 154 143

FUEL AND LIGHT 269 268 191 254 253 184

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO 184 184 161 177 177 156

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 121 121 111 119 119 109

DURABLE GOODS 135 135 128 131 131 125

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 171 170 146 169 168 145

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 198 197 152 199 197 160

SERVICES 169 168 148 173 172 151

ALL ITEMS 164 163 144 163 162 143

THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY ONE POINT EACH IN CPI (A) AND CPI (B). PARTICULARLY SIGNIFICANT WERE THE INCREASES IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND BEEF. THE COST OF MEALS BOUGHT IN RESTAURANTS ALSO WENT UP. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SALT-WATER FISH AND FRESH-WATER FISH DECLINED. EFFECTS OF THE MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR FUEL AND LIGHT INCREASED BY ONE POINT IN BOTH CONSUMER PRICE INDICES, REFLECTING THE FULL IMPACT OF THE INCREASES IN THE PRICES OF KEROSENE AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS SINCE JULY. THE EFFECT OF THESE INCREASES WAS PARTLY OFFSET BY THE LOWER CHARGES FOR ELECTRICITY.

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THE ONE-POINT INCREASE IN THE INDEX FOR MISCELLANEOUS GOODS IN THE TWO INDICES WAS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HIGHER PRICES FOR SOFT FURNISHINGS, SOAP AND DETERGENTS, TOYS AND HOBBIES, AND TOILET REQUISITES.

THE INDEX FOR TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES INCREASED BY ONE POINT IN CPI (A) AND BY TWO POINTS IN CPI (B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER CHARGES FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUS FARES AND MOTOR INSURANCE, HIGHER PURCHASE PRICES AND REPAIRING CHARGES FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, AND THE FULL IMPACT OF THE INCREASE IN THE PRICE OF GASOLINE SINCE JULY.

HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT INCREASED THE INDEX FOR SERVICES BY ONE POINT IN BOTH CPI (A) AND (B).

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER COMMODITY SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE ^CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT* FOR AUGUST 1980, WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT $2 A COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE.

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IMPROVEMENTS TO FANLING WATER SUPPLY

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT WILL DOUBLE THE CAPACITY OF TONG HANG FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR IN FANLING TO 36 400 CUBIC METRES BY EARLY 1982.

THE DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF ENGINEER (CONSTRUCTION), MR ALFONS NEGER, EXPLAINED THAT THE $8.6 MILLION EXTENSION PROJECT WOULD FORM PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE SUPPLY SYSTEM TO MEET THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR FRESH WATER IN FANLING/SHEK WU HUI NEW TOWN.

HE SIGNED A CONTRACT TODAY FOR THE PROJECT WITH THE DIRECTOR OF GAMMON (HONG KONG) LIMITED, MR DAVID GEM, AT THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS.

WORK WILL START THIS WEEK AND WILL TAKE 18 MONTHS.

THE SUPPLY SYSTEM WILL INCLUDE A NEW TREATMENT WORKS IN SHEUNG SHUI WITH TWO ASSOCIATED PUMPING STATIONS, ANOTHER SERVICE RESERVOIR AT TABLE HILL NORTH OF SHEUNG SHUI, AND THE LAYING OF PUMPING MAIN.

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POSTERS WARNING AGAINST THROWING THINGS *****

A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION IS BEING HELD FOR STUDENTS TO DRAW THEIR ATTENTION TO THE MISBEHAVIOUR OF THROWING THINGS FROM BUILDINGS.

THE COMPETITION IS ENTITLED +THINK BEFORE YOU THROW* AND IS ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

ANY NUMBER OF DESIGN MAY BE SUBMITTED BY ONE STUDENT, WHO WILL BE GROUPED UNDER A JUNIOR (PRIMARY SCHOOL) OR SENIOR SECTION.

EACH POSTER SHOULD MEASURE 420 MM BY 590 MM, AND THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE SCOPE AND DESIGN OF ENTRIES.

THE

’S

THE POSTERS SHOULD HAVE ORIGINALITY AND SHOULD BRING HOME MESSAGE OF +DON’T THROW FROM BUILDINGS*. FOR EXAMPLE, THEY CAN SHOW THAT THROWING THINGS FROM BUILDINGS ENDANGERS OTHER PEOPLE

LIVES.

PRIZES WILL BE IN THE FORM OF BOOK AND STATIONERY TOKENS. THE FIRST THREE PRIZES FOR EACH SECTION ARE WORTH $250, $150 AND $100.

THERE WILL ALSO BE TEN MERIT AWARDS WORTH $50 EACH, AND TEN SPECIAL PRIZES FOR SCHOOLS WHICH MADE MOST ENTRIES.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH HEADS OF SCHOOLS BY

OCTOBER 24 TO THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CAROLINE MANSION, FOURTH FLOOR, 8 YUN PING ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG

KONG.

TIME TO ENLIST AS CENSUS HELPER * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY REMINDED TEACHERS AND SENIOR FORM STUDENTS WISHING TO ASSIST IN THE POPULATION CENSUS NEXT YEAR TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS IN TIME.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSTS OF CHIEF ENUMERATOR AND FIELD EDITOR SHOULD REACH THE POPULATION CENSUS OFFICE BEFORE SATURDAY (OCTOBER 4) AND THOSE FOR ENUMERATOR OCTOBER 11.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE STILL OBTAINABLE FROM THE OFFICE AT PERMANENT COMFORT BUILDING, 3RD FLOOR, 74-77 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

+ABOUT 800 CHIEF ENUMERATORS, 1 600 FIELD EDITORS AND 11 000

ENUMERATORS ARE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT THE FIELD OPERATION FROM

MARCH 6 TO 15 IN 1981,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

HE NOTED THAT SCHOOL TEaCHERS AND STUDENTS OF UNIVERSITIES AND POST-SECOND*- Y INSTITUTIONS <OULD E SELECTED FOR THE MORE RESPONSIBLE POST 0- CHIEF ENU«E AT OR FIEL. EDIT:-. STUDENTS OF FORM/MIDDLE 4.-0 ABOVE WOUuD BE AP OINTE AS ?.N. R.-T RS.

SELECTED CANDIDATES

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SELECTED CANDIDATES WILL EE NOTIFIED LATER TO ATTEND A ONE-WEEK TRAINING COURSE ON CENSUS CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS AND ENUMERATION PROCEDURES. A NUMBER OF SUCH COURSES WILL BE HELD FROM OCTOBER TO DECEMBER. CENSUS INSTRUCTION FILMS WILL BE USED TO STANDARDIZE TRAINING.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT ONCE A SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT IS SELECTED, HE SHOULD NOT WITHDRAW DURING TRAINING OR THE ACTUAL CENSUS OPERATION AS IT WILL EE VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND A REPLACEMENT.

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CANTONESE OPERA COURSE FOR SHA TIN RESIDENTS ******

SHA TIN RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN LEARNING CANTONESE OPERA NOW HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.

A TRAINING COURSE IN CANTONESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND SINGING IS BEING ORGANISED BY SHA TIN DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION AND WO CHE COMMUNITY HALL.

THE COURSE IS OPEN TO RESIDENTS AGED 14 OR OVER, BUT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IS LIMITED TO 40.

TRAINING WILL BE HELD AT WO CHE COMMUNITY HALL ON TUESDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS STARTING NEXT MONTH. IT WILL LAST SIX MONTHS.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 4) AND AN INTERVIEW WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK TO SCREEN CANDIDATES.

SHA TIN DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD WILL ALLOCATE FUNDS TO PAY INSTRUCTORS AND TO HOLD CONCERTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID CANTONESE OPERA WAS VERY POPULAR AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS AND SOME OF THEM HAD PERFORMED PUBLICLY ON RADIO AND AT CONCERTS.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS WOULD BE RESIDENTS OF SHA TIN, AMONG WHOM WOULD BE TAI WAI VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVE, MR CHOI KAM-CHUEN, WHO HAS ALREADY GIVEN SEVERAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCES. HE WILL SUPERVISE THE COURSE.

PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR INSTRUCTORS WILL PERFORM REGULARLY AT WO CHE COMMUNITY HALL EVERY OTHER SATURDAY AFTER THE COURSE STARTS. ADMISSION WILL BE FREE.

ALSO BEING PLANNED IS A CANTONESE MUSIC NIGHT TO BE HELD AROUND LUNAR NEW YEAR.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE COURSE ARE AVAILABLE AT SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE LEK YUEN SUE-?CFICE AND WO CHE COMMUNITY HALL.

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NEW PLAYGROUND IN TAI KOK TSUI * * * *

A NEW PLAYGROUND WILL BE BUILT IN SYCAMORE STREET, TAI KOK TSUI.

IT WILL OCCUPY 1 300 SQUARE METRES AND HAVE A BASKETBALL COURT AND A REST GARDEN.

THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE WORK WHICH WILL START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT FIVE MONTHS.

TAXI INSPECTION FOR LICENCE RENEWAL KOK*

TAXIS UNDER ONE YEAR OLD WILL NOT BE REQUIRED, FROM DECEMBER 1 TO UNDERGO FULL MECHANICAL INSPECTION AS A PREREQUISITE TO ITS FIRST LICENCE RENEWAL.

HOWEVER, TAXIS IN THIS CATEGORY WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO BE PRESENTED FOR TAXI-METER CALIBRATION.

UPON SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF THIS TEST, EACH VEHICLE WOULD BE ISSUED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS ENDORSED WITH TAXI-METER CALIBRATION ONLY.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THIS ARRANGEMENT WAS DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGE AND THE INCREASING WORKLOAD IN RELATION TO ANNUAL TAXI EXAMINATION.

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DUTCH JUSTICE SECRETARY VISITS TAI LAM

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE OF THE NETHERLANDS, MISS E.A. HAARS, TODAY VISITED TAI LAM DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE TO LOOK AT THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT’S TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES FOR CONVICTED DRUG ADDICTS.

MISS HAARS WENT BY HELICOPTER TO THE CENTRE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE NETHERLANDS CONSUL GENERAL IN HONG KONG, MR F. VAN RAALTE, AND THE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (REHABILITATIVE PROGRAMMES), MR WONG HON-CHUNG.

SHE WAS BRIEFED BY THE SUPER INTENDENT IN CHARGE, MR JULIO DE ASSIS ON THE FACILITIES AND SU^°ORTING SERVICES.

EARLIER IN THE DAY, MISS HAARS HAD TALKS WITH THE ACTING COMMISSIONER CF PR I SC NS, MR T.< ECOB.

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YUEN LONG WATER CUT

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WATER SUPPLY TO AN AREA OF YUEN LONG WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1) MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM ON THURSDAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA IS BOUNDED BY HOP YICK ROAD, TAI TONG ROAD AND THE MAIN NULLAH, AND INCLUDES TAI KEI LENG, NGA YIU TAU, KONG TAU TSUEN AND TONG TAU PO.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

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EMPLOYMENT OF QUALIFIED INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS MAY BE MADE COMPULSORY ....................................... 1

STRONG PARTNERSHIP IN SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION WORK .......................................... 2

MORE PATROLS JOIN FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN.................... 2

FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE FORMED IN NORTH DISTRICT ............... J

SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ORDINANCE COKES INTO OPERATION.......................................... 4

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ENDS THIS WEEK ........................ 5

NEARLY 70 NEW BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN AUGUST............... 6

POPULAR FRIDAY MUSIC HOUR TO BE EXTENDED TO KOWLOON......... 7

ADDITIONAL TRAIN FOR TAI PO MARKET STATION ................... 7

SEMINAR ON INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS ........... 8

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN MID-LEVELS ......................... 9

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EMPLOYMENT OF QUALIFIED INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS MAY BE MADE COMPULSORY

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LEGISLATION MAY BE INTRODUCED TO REQUIRE THE COMPULSORY EMPLOYMENT OF QUALIFIED INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS IN CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, WITH A SIZEABLE WORK-FORCE AND IN NOTORIOUSLY HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIES.

THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR J.C.A. HAMMOND STATED THIS TONIGHT (TUESDAY) WHEN HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS COURSE AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

IF SUCH LEGISLATION IS ENACTED, A LARGE NUMBER OF QUALIFIED INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS WILL BE REQUIRED AND I AM GLAD TO LEARN THAT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC HAS ADDED ONE MORE CLASS TO THIS COURSE,♦ HE SAID.

MR HAMMOND ADDED THAT THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION WAS BEING CONSIDERED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE ALARMING TOLL OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS HAD AROUSED THE ATTENTION OF NOT ONLY THE GOVERNMENT, BUT ALL PARTIES CONCERNED — THE MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, THE INDUSTRIAL WORK-FORCE, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

I AM SURE YOU WILL ALL AGREE THAT PREVENTING THE RECURRENCE OF THESE ACCIDENTS REQUIRES CONSIDERABLE EXPERTISE AND THE WORK OF PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CALLS FOR DEDICATED PEOPLE WITH A SOUND KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRY AND PROPER TRAINING.♦

THE PRESENT COURSE, HE CONTINUED, AIMED AT PROVIDING PERSONNEL AT SUPERVISORY AND MID-MANAGEMENT LEVELS WITH AN IN-DEPTH STUDY CF ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES- AND AT PREPARING THE PARTICIPANTS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEMS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WHICH THEY WOULD MEET IN THE FUTURE.

IT IS HOPED THAT A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF QUALIFIED INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OFFICERS WILL BE PRODUCED IN DUE COURSE TO MEET THE ANTICIPATED DEMAND,♦ SAID MR HAMMOND.

OF COURSE, THERE IS NO NEED FOR EMPLOYERS TO WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO EMPLOY SAFETY OFFICERS. SOME RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYERS ALREADY DO THIS OF THEIR OWN ACCORD AND I SINCERELY HOPE THAT MANY MORE WILL SOON COME TO REALISE THE VALUE OF HAVING QUALIFIED SAFETY OFFICERS ON THEIR STAFF,+ HE ADDED.

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STRONG PARTNERSHIP IN SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION WORK

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THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR THOMAS LEE, HAS SAID HE IS FULLY CONVINCED THAT THERE DOES EXIST A STRONG PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR IN SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION WORK.

MR LEE SAID THIS AT THE COMMUNITY DINNER OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) EVENING IN WHICH HE WAS THE GUEST OF HONOUR.

HE DESCRIBED AS ’UNFORTUNATE’ THE ACCUSATIONS MADE EARLIER IN THE DAY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, MR HO SAI-CHU, AND SAID* ♦IF WE HAD NOT WORKED TOGETHER, WE WOULD NOT HAVE ATTAINED THE PRESENT STATE OF DEVELOPMENT IN OUR SOCIAL SERVICES.*

HE CONTINUED* +0N MANY OCCASIONS, I HAVE HEARD VOLUNTARY AGENCY MEMBERS SAY THAT WE WORK MORE CLOSELY TOGETHER HERE THAN ANYWHERE ELSE.+

NO ONE DENIES THAT THERE IS STRONG CO-OPERATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR IN BOTH PLANNING AND THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A GOOD DEAL OF CONSULTATION- PERHAPS THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES THINK THERE SHOULD BE MORE, BUT CONSULTATION DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN TOTAL AGREEMENT AND THAT MUST BE ACCEPTED,+ HE SAID.

MR LEE POINTED OUT THAT FROM TIME TO TIME, THEREFORE, THERE WERE BOUND TO BE ARGUMENTS AND DISAGREEMENTS OVER SOME ISSUES WHICH TENDED TO MAR THIS FINE SPIRIT OF CO-OPERATION, PARTICULARLY WHEN THE GOVERNMENT OR HE HIMSELF HAD TO TAKE DECISIONS WHICH WERE UNPOPULAR TO SOME VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

I THINK OCCASIONAL CONFLICTS ARE INEVITABLE IN ANY DYNAMIC PROCESS OF CHANGE BUT ARE NOT NECESSARILY UNHEALTHY AS LONG AS WE DO NOT LOSE SIGHT OF OUR COMMON GOAL,+ HE SAID.

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MORE PATROLS JOIN FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN

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COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THE FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN WILL BE GREATLY INCREASED WHEN A FURTHER 26 VOLUNTARY FIRE WATCH PATROLS ARE OFFICIALLY FORMED ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2) TO SERVE BOTH SQUATTER AND VILLAGE AREAS.

THESE NEW PATROLS WILL BE INAUGURATED BY MR TONY CONWAY, CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE TSIM SHA TSUI FIRE STATION.

THEY ARE THE THIRD BATCH OF FIRE WATCH TEAMS AND WILL BRING THE TOTAL TO 77 THE NUMBER OF SUCH TEAMS FORMED SINCE THE SCHEME WAS FIRST INTRODUCED IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR.

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THE SCHEME, IMPLEMENTED BY THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AIMS TO GET VILLAGERS AND RESIDENTS OF SQUATTER AREAS MORE INVOLVED IN FIRE PREVENTION AND TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF FIRE OUTBREAKS AT GRASS-ROOT LEVELS.

THE NEW TEAMS COMPRISE SEVEN IN URBAN AREAS AND 19 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. THEY WILL BE TRAINED BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON FIRE PRECAUTION AND DETECTION MEASURES AND FIRE FIGHTING.

AT THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY, THE NEW TEAMS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH SOUVENIR PLAQUES BY MR CONWAY, MISS ELLE SHUM, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS- MR ARTHUR HACKER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES AND MR ALASDAIR SINCLAIR, ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (COMMUNITY AFFAIRS) OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

THEY WILL ALSO WATCH A SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE NEW FIRE WATCH TEAMS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TSIM SHA TSUI FIRE STATION, 333 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST PRESS REPRESENTATIVES.

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FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE FORMED IN NORTH DISTRICT M- M- M- * *

THE NEWLY FORMED NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE IS TO USE 200 MEMBERS OF JUNIOR POLICE CALL TO DISTRIBUTE FIGHT CRIME INFORMATION CARDS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

THE CARDS, WHICH CONTAIN CRIME PREVENTION MESSAGES AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF LOCAL POLICE STATIONS AND POLICE REPORTING CENTRES, WILL BE PERSONALLY DELIVERED TO HOUSEHOLDS AND SHOPS NEXT MONTH.

THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO ARRANGING A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION, A WATER CARNIVAL, A CROSSWORD PUZZLE CONTEST. AN OUTDOOR CAMP, A SOCCER TOURNAMENT, VARIETY SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS FOR THE CURRENT YEAR. ALL ARE INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT TO TAKE PART IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME.

NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS HAVE PROVIDED A TOTAL OF $16 000 TO MEET THE COST OF THESE ACTIVITIES. ANOTHER $25 000 IS EXPECTED TO BE DONATED BY LOCAL PEOPLE.

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE COMPRISES REPRESENTATIVES OF LOCAL RURAL COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, SCHOOLS, THE POLICE AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PETER JOHNSON, AND THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR MIKE ILLINGWORTH, ARE PRESIDENTS OF THE COMMITTEE. A LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADER, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, HAS BEEN APPOINTED CHAIRMAN.

FOUR SUB-COMMITTEES HAVE ALSO BEEN FORMED AT SHEUNG SHU I, ................................................ REGULARLY

FANLING, SHA TAU KOK AND TA KWU LING. THEY WILL MEET TO DISCUSS THE LOCAL CRIME SITUATION AND RECOMMEND TO FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO BEAT IT.

THE DISTRICT

NORTH DISTRICT BECAME A SEPARATE DISTRICT A YEAR AGO.

"SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ORDINANCE COMES INTO OPERATION ft * * *

THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ORDINANCE WHICH WAS PASSED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JULY 9 THIS YEAR WILL COME INTO EFFECT TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE PUBLISHED TODAY.

THE ORDINANCE IS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE ADEQUATE STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT AMONG THE VARIOUS PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONS.

THE PARAMEDICALS ARE THOSE OTHER THAN DOCTORS AND DENTISTS WHO ARE CONCERNED WITH THE CARE OF PATIENTS IN THE OPERATION OF HEALTH SERVICES. AMONG THOSE ARE MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS, RADIOGRAPHERS, PHYSIOTHERAPISTS, AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT EXCEPT FOR THE PHARMACISTS AND THE NURSING PROFESSION, THERE IS AT PRESENT NO STATUTORY CONTROL OVER PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONS IN HONG KONG.

♦WITH THE ADVANCE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, LABORATORY TESTS AND X-RAY EXAMINATIONS ARE RELIED UPON MORE AND MORE FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF DISEASES. SIMILARLY, RADIOTHERAPY, PHYSIOTHERAPY AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ARE OFTEN PRESCRIBED AS PART OF A TREATMENT PROGRAMME. IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTERESTS THAT SUCH TESTS AND TREATMENT SHOULD BE CONDUCTED UNDER PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE,♦ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THE ORDINANCE PROVIDES FOR THE REGISTRATION AND DISCIPLINE OF THE PROFESSIONS, THE ISSUE OF PRACTISING CERTIFICATES AND CODES OF PRACTICE.

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ENDS THIS WEEK

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THE 1980 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WHICH OFFERED MORE THAN 8 000 EVENTS FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE IN HONG KONG DURING THE PAST THREE MONTHS CAME TO AN END THIS WEEK.

COMMENTING ON THE PROGRAMME, MR BARRY WIGGHAM, COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE SAID THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAD WITNESSED YET ANOTHER +VERY SUCCESSFUL SEASON+ THIS YEAR.

THE PROGRAMME HAS BEEN INTERESTING AND VARIED, INCLUDING MANY TYPES OF OUTDOOR SPORTS AND GAMES, GROUP ENTERTAINMENT SUCH AS FUN FAIRS AND YOUTH CARNIVALS, AND TRAINING COURSES IN ASTRONOMY, AVIATION AND MUSIC. MANY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS WERE ALSO ORGANISED.

SAID MR WIGGHAMi *AN ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE THIS YEAR TO ORGANISE A TERRITORY-WIDE FUNCTION AT THE SHATIN RACE COURSE IN THE FORM OF A CARNIVAL TO DRAW YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ALL DISTRICTS TO WORK TOGETHER AND ENJOY A DAY OF FUN.

+THE CARNIVAL WAS SO POPULAR THAT ALL 8 000 TICKETS WERE SNAPPED UP IN TWO DAYS.*

+ IN VIEW OF THE SUCCESS OF THE EVENT, CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO ORGANISING MORE TERRITORY-WIDE ACTIVITIES NEXT YEAR,* WIGGHAM ADDED.

MR WIGGHAM ATTRIBUTED THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMME TO THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, WHICH DONATED $2.5 MILLION TOWARDS THE PROJECT, AND THE VARIOUS ORGANISERS WHO GAVE MUCH OF THEIR TIME AND ENERGY IN PLANNING AND RUNNING THE ACTIVITIES.

+THE CLUB HAS BEEN THE MAIN CONTRIBUTOR OF FUNDS SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME IN 1969,+ MR WIGGHAM CONTINUED, +AND I AM CONFIDENT IT WILL CONTINUE ITS GENEROUS SUPPORT IN FUTURE.*

MR WIGGHAM ALSO THANKED THE NUMEROUS ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD HELPED TO FINANCE THE PROGRAMME.

HE REPORTED THAT THE PROGRAMME HAD WON THE ACTIVE SUPPORT OF 50 MEMBER AGENCIES OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, MORE THAN 1 500 ODD PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND SOME 1 000 COMMUNITY CENTRES AND LOCAL GROUPS, NOT COUNTING THE URBAN COUNCIL AND VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

IN PARTICULAR, HE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE 50 000 VOLUNTEERS, MANY OF THEM YOUNG PEOPLE, WHO SACRIFICED THEIR OWN LEISURE TIME TO PLAN AND MANAGE THE EVENTS FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF OTHERS.

♦WITHOUT THEIR VALUABLE HELP, THE PROGRAMME WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL,* HE SAID.

MR WIGGHAM STRESSED THAT THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE YOUNG PARTICIPANTS THEMSELVES SHOULD NOT BE OVERLOOKED.

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♦THEY HAVE TAKEN PART IN, AND HAVE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE ACTIVITIES AND, IN MANY CASES, HAVE ALSO BEEN OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY,* HE ADDED.

AS A BONUS AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE PARTICIPANTS, JHE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB WILL AGAIN AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS TO THE THREE MOST OUTSTANDING YOUNG PEOPLE TO ATTEND COURStS

AT THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL OF HONG KONG.

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NEARLY 70 NEW BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN AUGUST * * * * M

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT APPROVED 68 NEW BUILDING PLANS IN AUGUST, COMPARED WITH 59 IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

OF THESE NEW PLANS, 25 WERE FOR BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 12 FOR KOWLOON AND 31 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDED A FERRY PIER EXTENSION AT TSUEN WAN, AN ELECTRIC SUB-STATION AT KO SHAN ROAD, HUNG HOM- A SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AND A SCHOOL EXTENSION AT CHEUNG HONG STREET, NORTH POINT.

THE DECLARED COST OF ALL NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS $511 MILLION, COMPARED WITH $189 MILLION IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

THEIR TOTAL USABLE FLOOR AREA AMOUNTED TO 309 947.6 SQUARE METRES, COMPRISING 63 125.4 SQUARE METRES DOMESTIC AND 246 822.2 SQUARE METRES NON-DOMESTIC FLOOR AREA.

THE OFFICE ALSO GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 40 PROJECTS, INCLUDING AN ELECTRIC SUB-STATION AT VICTORIA ROAD, AND COOKED FOOD STALLS AND A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

ALTOGETHER 41 NEWLY COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE CERTIFIED FOR OCCUPATION, INCLUDING A YOUTH CENTRE IN MANSION STREET, NORTH POINT, A DORMITORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, SCHOOLS IN SAI YEUNG CHOI STREET, CHUNG HAU STREET AND TAI PAK TIN STREET. A CARPARK BUILDING IN DOCK STREET AND A CHURCH AND KINDERGARTEN IN SHEK KU STREET.

THE OFFICE ALSO AGREED TO THE DEMOLITION OF 68 BUILDINGS.

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POPULAR FRIDAY MUSIC HOUR TO BE EXTENDED TO KOWLOON *****

THE FRIDAY MUSIC HOUR -- A SERIES OF CHAMBER CONCERTS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE BRITISH COUNCIL -- WILL BE EXTENDED TO KOWLOON FROM OCTOBER 10, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MUSIC OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE EVENT, FIRST HELD ON JUNE 21 THIS YEAR, HAS BEEN HELD WEEKLY AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL IN WAN CHAI.

IT TAKES THE FORM OF A CHAMBER CONCERT FEATURING ONE OR SEVERAL PROMISING YOUNG LOCAL MUSICIANS.

SAID THE SPOKESMANi +RESPONSE FROM THE AUDIENCE HAS BEEN VERY GOOD DUE TO ITS POPULARITY.*

+0N EVERY FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF A MONTH, THE 'FRIDAY MUSIC HOUR’ WILL BE HELD AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL AND WILL BE REPEATED ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAY AT THE MUSIC OFFICE WEST KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE AT 157, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, TUNG PING BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR,* THE SPOKESMAN CONTINUED.

+THE CONCERTS WILL START AT 5.30 PM AND WILL LAST FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.

♦ADMISSION IS FREE AND TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL LIBRARY, OR THE MUSIC OFFICE ON THE NINTH FLOOR OF THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE AND ITS WEST KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE,* HE ADDED.

THE FRIDAY MUSIC HOUR CONCERTS TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 3 AND 10 WILL FEATURE A WOODWIND QUINTET AND A BRASS QUINTET FROM THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

THEY WILL PLAY 'LA CHEMINEE DU ROI RENE’ (THE CHIMNEY OF KING RENE) BY DARIUS MILHAUD, ’BATTLE SUITE’ ARRANGED BY PHILIP JONES, ’RENAISSANCE DANCES - RONDO’ ARRANGED BY JOHN IVESON, AND ’VARIATIONS ON LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN’ BY ALFRED REED.

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ADDITIONAL TRAIN FOR TAI PO MARKET STATION *****

IN A FURTHER EFFORT TO IMPROVE TRAIN SERVICES FROM TAI PO MARKET STATION DURING THE MORNING PEAK HOURS, AN ADDITIONAL PASSENGER TRAIN WILL BE INTRODUCED ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2).

IN ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE KOWLOONtCANTON RAILWAY SAID THAT THE TIMING OF THE ADDITIONAL TRAIN HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION NOT ONLY AT TAI PO MARKET BUT AT OTHER INTERMEDIATE STATIONS AS WELL.

HE EMPHASISED THAT AS FROM THURSDAY, FOUR TRAINS WILL LEAVE TAI PO MARKET DURING THE BUSY PERIOD BETWEEN 7 AM AND 8.30 AM.

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TO FIT IN THE ADDITIONAL SERVICE, THE TIMETABLE OF SEVERAL TRAINS WILL BE SLIGHTLY ALTERED INCLUDING THE 7.21 AM DOWN-TRAIN FROM SHA TIN.

TIMETABLES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT ALL STATIONS FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF KCR COMMUTERS.

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THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD THREE SEMINARS ON INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR AT TWO DIFFERENT CENTRES IN HONG KONG AND KOWLOON.

SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY), ♦PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE TEACHING CHINESE, ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS AT PRIMARY 5 AND PRIMARY 6 LEVELS, ARE RECOMMENDED TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE SEMINARS TO BE HELD FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOL NETS.+

♦THE AIM OF THESE SEMINARS IS TO ACQUAINT TEACHERS WITH MODERN CONCEPTS OF ASSESSMENTS AND TESTING, AND PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS IN QUESTIONING TECHNIQUES. CONTENTS OF QUESTION PAPERS, MARKING SCHEMES, WEIGHTINGS OF DIFFERENT SUBJECT COMPONENTS AND SO 0N,+ HE ADDED.

THE SEMINARS WILL INCLUDE TALKS ON INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS AND THE ACADEMIC APTITUDE TEST, AND TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS, BY SUBJECT, CONDUCTED BY INSPECTORS OF CHINESE, ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS CF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE.

ALL REPLY SLIPS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER, SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, BLOCK +AA+, 2ND FLOOR, VICTORIA BARRACKS, QUEENSWAY, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 3, 1980.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE AT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. 5-272013).

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN MID-LEVELS * * * ft

ecT1«?ESIRIANS AND CYCLISTS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING SECTIONS OF ROADWAYS NEAR THE JUNCTION OF ROBINSON ROAD AND GLENEALY IN THE MID-LEVELS FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

THEY ARE THE FLYOVER LEADING FROM UPPER GLENEALY TO ROBINSON ROAD EASTBOUND- AND THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM THE ROBINSON ROAD EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY TO THE ROBINSON ROAD WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY NEAR THE JUNCTION OF ROBINSON ROAD AND GLENEALY.

THE PROHIBITED ZONES WILL BE INDICATED BY TRAFFIC SIGNS.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN SHAM SHU I PO WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2) TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

PREMISES AFFECTED WILL INCLUDE THOSE BUILDINGS IN CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, KIU KIANG STREET, CAMP STREET, UN CHAU STREET AND

FUK WING STREET.

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