Daily Information Bulletin - 1980s - 1981 - NOV - ENG

  DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRICE AND VOLUME iijOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE, AUGUST 1981 ... 1

WORK FOR DISABLED SHOULD BE SOCIAL COK.JTMSfTs SIR JACK....... 4

SNT OFFICIATES AT NT INTER-DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA............. 5

GROUPS TO HELP WITH COUNTRYSIDE CLEAN-UP ..................... 6

WORK ON WATER PIPE............................................ 6

HK NOW A TB RESEARCH CENTRE................................... 7

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY ..................................... 8

PRINCE EDWARD ROAD CLOSED FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION............. 8

SHING MUN ROAD CLOSED FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ................ 9

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR .................................... 9

REMINDER ON AD VALOREM CHARGES ............................... 10

TWO K0.7L00N BAY RECLAMATION LOTS FOR SALE.................... 10

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PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE, AUGUST 1981 ******

™ ™E DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 11 PER CENT AND

THOSE OF IMPORTS BY 12 PER CENT IN AUGUST 1981 COMPARED WITH AUGUST 1980, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (SUNDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE TERMS 0F TRADE ,NDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO

CF THE DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO THE IMPORT PRICE INDEX) DECLINED MARGINALLY.

THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT WHILE THAT CF DOMESTIC EXPORTS SHOWED INSIGNIFICANT CHANGE. THE PRICES CF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT, WITH VOLUME UP BY 20 PER CENT, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, PRICES ROSE BY 10 PER CENT AND VOLUME ROSE BY 5 PER CENT.

FOR THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD TO AUGUST 1981 AS COMPARED WITH THE TWELVE MONTHS TO AUGUST 1980, THE PRICES OF BOTH DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND IMPORTS ROSE BY 9 PER CENT AND THOSE OF RE-EXPORTS BY 8 PER CENT. THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 5 PER CENT AND OF RE-EXPORTS BY 37 PER CENT, GIVING A 14 PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS AS AGAINST A 16 PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS.

PRICES ARE BASED ON UNIT VALUES WHICH DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CHANGES IN THE COMPOSITION OR QUALITY OF GOODS TRADED.

CHANGES IN THE VOLUME OF TRADE ARE DERIVED FROM CHANGES IN TRADE VALUES, AFTER DISCOUNTING THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP ARE SHOWN BELOW i-

CLOTHING (EXCEPT FUR)

TEXTILE FABRICS

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES

CHANGES COMPARING AUGUST 1981 WITH AUGUST 1980

EXPORT VALUE EXPORT UNIT VALUE EXPORT VOLUME

+ 9% ♦13% - 3%

*13% + 6% + 6%

+65% +10% ♦49%

- 1% +14% -13%

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ALL TRANSISTORIZED + 9% RADIOS ♦12% - 3%

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS + 9% +16% - 6%

FOOTWEAR +28% + 5% +22%

METAL MANUFACTURES -15% ♦ 7% -20%

METAL ORES AND SCRAP -23% - 3% -21%

WATCHES AND CLOCKS - 4% -14% +11%

COMMODITY GROUPS NOT SPECIFIED ABOVE +17% +15% + 2%

ALL COMMODITIES +11% +11% INSIGNIFICANT

THE EXPORT PRICES OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS IN^RFASPn fpom SerJ"TFYORReilcTROMcAcoS^em. UN IHe OTHER HAND, THE EXPORT PRICES OF METAL ORES AND SCRAP RESPECTIviLYATCHES AND CL0CKS» FELL BY 3 PER ceNT AND 14 PEr’cENT Qe™On™Sr!DERABLE GR0WTH *N THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WAS » ares: etxh^? footwear «JUnCpTEREc£N?DRES?ecT??eLYMI> SCRAP DECL,NED BY 20 PER CENT

THE CHANGES IN BY END-USE CATEGORY THE VALUE, ARE SHOWN UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME BELOW t- OF IMPORTS

CHANGES COMPARING AUGUST 1981 WITH AUGUST 1980

IMPORT VALUE IMPORT UNIT VALUE IMPORT VOLUME

FOODSTUFFS +11% +20% - 8%

CONSUMER GOODS +14% + 5% + 9%

FUELS + 6% +30% -19%

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMIMANUFACTURES +26% +10% +14%

CAPITAL GOODS +25% +13% + 11%

ALL COMMODITIES +19% +12% + 7%

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WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FOODSTUFFS AND FUELS, THE PRICES OF WHICH JUMPED BY 20 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, THE PRICES OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY INCREASED MODERATELY, RANGING FROM 5 PER CENT FOR CONSUMER GOODS TO 13 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS.

ONLY SOME MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS ROSE IN VOLUME TERMS, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING CEREAL AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS (OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR), LIVE POULTRY, AND VEGETABLES.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF FISH AND FISH PREPARATIONS, TEA AND COFFEE, AS WELL AS SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD DROPPED.

IN THE CONSUMER GOODS CATEGORY, SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR CLOTHING, TEXTILE MADE-UPS, AS WELL AS SOAPS, CLEANSING AND POLISHING PREPARATIONS.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF TOBACCO MANUFACTURES AND PASSENGER MOTOR CARS DECLINED.

IMPORTS OF FUELS DROPPED BY 19 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST RAW MATERIALS AND SEMIMANUFACTURES INCREASED. PURCHASES OF PLASTIC MOULDING MATERIALS, YARN OF MAN-MADE FIBRES, AND CHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS ROSE SUBSTANTIALLY, WHEREAS DEMAND FOR RAW COTTON AND MAN-MADE FIBRES FELL.

AS FOR CAPITAL GOODS, MAJOR INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT AND OFFICE MACHINES.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY ARE SHOWN BELOW 1-

CHANGES COMPARING AUGUST 1981 WITH AUGUST 1980

RE-EXPORT VALUE RE-EXPORT UNIT VALUE RE-EXPORT VOLUME

FOODSTUFFS ♦37% +15% +19%

CONSUMER GOODS +12% - 1% ♦13%

FUELS +49% ♦25% ♦19%

RAW MATERIALS AND +40% +12% +25%

SEMI-MANUFACTURES

CAPITAL GOODS +51% +15% +31%

ALL COMMODITIES +28% + 7% ♦20%

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THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF ALL THE END-USE CATEGORIES SHOWED SIGNIFICANT INCREASES, RANGING FROM 13 PER CENT FOR CONSUMER GOODS TO 31 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE AUGUST 1981 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS*, SHORTLY AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$2 PER COPY.

WORK FOR DISABLED SHOULD BE SOCIAL COMMITMENT: SIR JACK * * * *

IT WAS NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN AND CONVERT THE INCREASED LEVEL OF INTEREST SHOWN IN HONG KONG FOR DISABLED PERSONS INTO A SOCIAL COMMITMENT, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JACK CATER, SAID AT THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS TALENT SHOW AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AT 3 PM TODAY (SUNDAY).

IN OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TALENT SHOW WHICH WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, SIR JACK SAID:

+THE MANY ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR THIS INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS ARE DIRECTED TOWARDS THE CREATION OF A GREATER COMMUNITY AWARENESS NOT ONLY OF THE PROBLEMS AND NEEDS OF THE DISABLED, BUT ALSO OF THEIR POTENTIAL, THEIR ABILITIES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS OUR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC WELL-BEING.

+SUCH AN AWARENESS WILL LEAD TO A MORE READY ACCEPTANCE CF THE DISABLED AS NECESSARY, EQUAL AND IMPORTANT PARTNERS IN OUR DAILY LIVING, AND FACILITATE THEIR INTEGRATION INTO THE COMMUNITY -WHICH OF COURSE IS THE POLICY OBJECTIVE OF OUR REHABILITATION PROGRAMME AND OUR THEME OF THE YEAR.

♦TO CREATE THIS AWARENESS REQUIRES BASICALLY TWO THINGS: FIRSTLY THE WILLINGNESS OF THE ABLE-BODIED TO TAKE A POSITIVE INTEREST IN OUR DISABLED FRIENDS AND SECONDLY AND IMPORTANTLY THE DETERMINATION OF THE DISABLED THEMSELVES TO MAINTAIN THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN SOCIETY.

♦REGARDING THE FIRST REQUIREMENT, THERE HAS BEEN A CLEAR INCREASE IN THE LEVEL OF INTEREST TAKEN IN THE DISABLED THROUGH NO DOUBT THE EFFORTS OF BOTH VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN SPREADING THE MESSAGE OF THE YEAR. TO ENSURE THAT THIS IS NOT A TEMPORARY PHENOMENON, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO SUSTAIN AND CONVERT SUCH INTEREST INTO A SOCIAL COMMITMENT.

+TO THIS END, CONTINUED SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE CF THE EXEMPLARY WORK STARTED THIS YEAR WILL BE ESSENTIAL.

+ON THE SECOND REQUIREMENT WHICH, SO FAR HAS NOT BEEN MUCH PUBLICISED, I HAVE BEEN PLEASED TO NOTE DEMONSTRATIONS OF SUCH DETERMINATION IN MANY OF THE EVENTS ORGANISED THIS YEAR, IN PARTICULAR THE OUTSTANDING DISABLED PERSONS AWARD, THE INDUSTRIAL SKILLS CONTEST OR ABLYMPICS, AND THE VARIOUS SPORTING EVENTS WHERE THE DISABLED HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR CONSIDERABLE SKILLS AND ABILITIES AND ABOVE ALL THEIR CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES IN REMAINING USEFUL MEMBERS OF 01^ SOCIETY.

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+THIS AFTERNOON WE ARE WITNESSING FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THIS DETERMINATION IN THE PERFORMING ARTS OF MUSIC AND DANCE.

♦MADAM CHAIRMAN, I WOULD NOW LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS MY CONGRATULATIONS TO THE PERFORMING GROUPS ON THEIR SPLENDID EFFORTS AND TO THE ORGANISERS FOR STAGING SUCH AN IMPORTANT EVENT, WHICH CLEARLY MEANS SO VERY MUCH.+

PERFORMING GROUPS FROM 11 VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S ABERDEEN REHABILITATION CENTRE TOOK PART IN STAGING THE TALENT SHOW, WHICH INCLUDED DANCES, MUSIC, FOLK SONG SINGING, A LION DANCE AND A VARIETY SHOW.

SOME OF THE PERFORMANCES WERE PUT ON BY BOTH DISABLED AND ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE.

PRIZES WERE PRESENTED TO WINNERS OF A SLOGAN COMPETITION HELD BY THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LIONS CLUB OF SHA TIN.

OTHERS OFFICIATING AT THE TALENT SHOW INCLUDED THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, AND THE THREE SPONSORS OF THE SHOW — MR NG TOR-TAI AND MR NG WAI-KEI, PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, AND MR SIU WING-HON, PRESIDENT OF THE LIONS CLUB OF SHA TIN.

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SNT OFFICIATES AT NT INTER-DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA

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A SWIMMING POOL IS BEING PLANNED FOR TUEN MUN, THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

MR AKERS-JONES WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA HELD AT SHA TIN ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SWIMMING COMPLEX.

HE SAID BY NEXT SUMMER THE SWIMMING POOL IN YUEN LONG WOULD BE COMPLETED, ADDING TO EXISTING ONES IN TSUEN WAN, FANLING AND SHA TIN, AND HE HOPED SOON TO ANNOUNCE CONSTRUCTION OF A SWIMMING POOL IN TUEN MUN.

THESE FACILITIES WOULD HELP CATER FOR THE RECREATIONAL NEEDS OF THE RAPIDLY INCREASING POPULATION IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, HE SAID.

THE GALA WAS ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT SPORT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, THE HEUNG YEE KUK, AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

THE 26 RACES WERE DIVIDED INTO MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SECTIONS, INCLUDING BREAST STROKE, BACK STROKE, BUTTERFLY, FREE STYLE, AND RELAY RACES.

COURSES VARIED FROM 50 METRES TO 400 METRES. PARTICIPANTS WERE FROM ALL EIGHT NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK, MR LAU WONG-FAT, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR CHAN LAU-FONG.

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GROUPS TO HELP WITH COUNTRYSIDE CLEAN-UP * * * *

EFFORTS TO CLEAN THE COUNTRYSIDE, ESPECIALLY THE COUNTRY PARKS, WILL BE GIVEN A BOOST FROM THIS MONTH WHEN MEMBERS OF STUDENT GROUPS, ORGANISED HIKING GROUPS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WILL HELP TO PICK UP LITTER THERE.

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAS ENLISTED THE SUPPORT OF THESE GROUPS IN KEEPING THE COUNTRYSIDE CLEAN.

HIKING GROUPS WILL BE COLLECTING LITTER ALONG SECTIONS OF THE POPULAR MACLEHOSE TRAIL, WHICH STRETCHES ACROSS EIGHT COUNTRY PARKS FROM TUEN MUN TO SAI KUNG.

THEY WILL PICK UP LITTER ALONG SECTIONS OF THE TRAIL FROM NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

THE OTHER GROUPS WILL BE GIVEN SECTIONS OF THE TRAIL OR OTHER AREAS SUCH AS BARBECUE AND PICNIC SITES FOR +ADOPTION+ FOR AT LEAST THREE MONTHS.

DURING THIS PERIOD, THE VOLUNTEERS WILL VISIT THE TRAIL OR THE SITES AT LEAST ONCE EVERY MONTH TO CARRY OUT CONSERVATION WORK INCLUDING CLEANSING.

OTHER WORKS INCLUDE GRASS CUTTING, TREE PLANTING, TENDING AND MAINTENANCE OF FOOTPATHS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

THE DEPARTMENT WILL PROVIDE LITTER BAGS AND COTTON GLOVES TO THE VOLUNTEERS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT SAID LITTERING BY PICNICKERS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE, ESPECIALLY INSIDE COUNTRY PARKS, WAS ALWAYS A MAJOR PROBLEM. LAST YEAR SOME 2 300 TONNES OF LITTER WERE PICKED UP FROM COUNTRY PARKS.

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WORK ON WATER PIPE * * *

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TSZ WAN SHAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR 13 HOURS FROM 10 AM TO 11 PM ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 3) FOR MAINTENANCE WORK.

THE PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE IN TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATE, SHATIN PASS ESTATE AND FUNG WONG VILLAGE.

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HK NOW A TB RESEARCH CENTRE * * * *

HONG KONG HAS SUCCESSFULLY CONTROLLED TUBERCULOSIS SINCE THE 1950’S, AS SHOWN BY THE 60 PER CENT DROP IN NOTIFICATIONS AND 90 PER CENT DROP IN THE DEATH RATE, SAID THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, D' K.L. THONG, TODAY (SUNDAY), AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SEVENTH ASIA PACIFIC CONGRESS ON CHEST DISEASES.

HONG KONG HAD SINCE BECOME ONE OF THE MAIN AREAS FOR TUBERCULOSIS RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION, HE SAID.

THE PERCENTAGE OF BABIES VACCINATED AT BIRTH WITH BCG WAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD.

♦WE ARE IN THE FOREFRONT IN SHORT COURSE CHEMOTHERAPY, BOTH IN RESEARCH AND ITS APPLICATION IN PRACTICE,* SAID DR THONG.

IN ADDITION, TOGETHER WITH THE MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL AND THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS, HONG KONG HAS BEEN WORKING ON IMMUNOLOGY OF TUBERCULOSIS.

DR THONG REVEALED THAT IN THE LAST TEN YEARS, DEATH FROM LUNG CANCER HAD MORE THAN DOUBLED, DUE TO SMOKING, THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORK INVOLVED.

MANY OF THE CASES COULD BE PREVENTED AND THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HAD RECENTLY TAKEN POSITIVE ACTION WITH REGARD TO SILICOSIS AND ABESTOSIS, HE SAID.

WORKERS SUFFERING FROM THE DISEASES WOULD BE GIVEN EITHER EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS OR COMPENSATION FROM A PNEUMOCONIOSIS COMPENSATION FUND, HE SAID.

♦IN HONG KONG MORE THAN HALF OF SILICOSIS CASES DEVELOP ACTIVE PULMONARY TB, AND RESEARCH IS BEING CONDUCTED TO FIND OUT CHEMO-PROPHYLAXIS AND THE BEST WAY OF TREATING SILICO-TB.+ HE ADDED.

HEART DISEASE WAS SECOND ONLY TO MALIGNANCY IN THE TOP TEN CAUSES OF DEATH IN HONG KONG.

DISEASES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, INCLUDING HYPERTENSION AND CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES AND THEIR COMPLICATIONS, CAUSED ABOUT A QUARTER OF ALL DEATHS.

+EP IDEMIOLOG CAL STUDIES HAVE REVEALED AN INCREASING PREVALENCE OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN HONG KONG.+ HE SAID.

GRANTHAM HOSPITAL WAS BEING UPGRADED INTO A MAJOR CARD 10-THORACIC CENTRE IN RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CARDIOVASCULAR AND THORACIC DISEASES IN THE TERRITORY, HE ADDED.

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GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY

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A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WILL BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT THIS MONTH. STARTED IN AUGUST THE SURVEY IS CARRIED OUT ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS BY THE PERMANENT FIELD STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT TO COLLECT CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION.

A RANDOM SAMPLE OF ABOUT 5 OOO HOUSEHOLDS IS SELECTED EACH MONTH THROUGHOUT ALL DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SURVEY.

SOME OF THESE HOUSEHOLDS WERE SELECTED IN AUGUST AND WILL BE INTERVIEWED FOR THE SECOND TIME IN NOVEMBER IN ORDER TO MEASURE MORE ACCURATELY THE CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE THE LAST ROUND OF THE SURVEY.

AN OFFICIAL LETTER, IN BOTH CHINESE AND ENGLISH, IS BEING SENT TO THE SAMPLE HOUSEHOLDS, EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY AND SEEKING THEIR CO-OPERATION.

ENUMERATORS, WHO WILL IDENTIFY THEMSELVES WITH OFFICIAL IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, WILL VISIT THE HOUSEHOLDS DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER.

QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED IN THE SURVEY COVER AGE, SEX AND EDUCATION ATTAINMENT OF INDIVIDUALS, ACTIVITY STATUS, OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY, EARNINGS, AND HOURS OF WORK OF THOSE WORKING, DURATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT, REASON FOR NOT SEEKING JOBS, TENURE, RENT, AND INCOME OF HOUSEHOLD.

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

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PRINCE EDWARD ROAD CLOSED FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION * * *

„ I THE KOWLOON-CITY-BOUND AND KWUN TONG-BOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF

<NCLEDWARD R0AD 0UTSIDE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1 AM TO 5 AM ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER FOR

THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE. ,Ut:>UAT (NOVEMBER 3) FOR

BCD. ALTERNAT,VE ROUTES WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING THE CLOSURE

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SHING MUN ROAD CLOSED FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

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A SECTION OF THE NORTH-BOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF SHING MUN ROAD, BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND THE TEXACO ROAD FLYOVER, WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12.15 AM TO 6 AM ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 3) TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR

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AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR FOR SUPERVISORS AND FOREMEN IN INDUSTRY WILL BE HELD AT THE CHINESE YMCA CENTRE AT WATERLOO ROAD, KOWLOON, ON NOVEMBER 24.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (SUNDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT CALLED ON EMPLOYERS TO SEND THEIR STAFF TO ATTEND THE ONE-DAY SESSION, WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY

BOARD.

THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE SEMINAR IS $40 A PERSON, WHICH ALSO COVERS TEA AND LUNCH, AND THE PROCEEDINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE.

♦REPRESENTATIVES FROM MAJOR LOCAL INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS AND OFFICERS FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL GIVE TALKS AT THE SEMINAR.

♦PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO GAIN A BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, SUCH AS THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES AND THE GOVERNMENT IN PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, FIRE PREVENTION, SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY, INDUSTRIAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE AND EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION.*

IN ADDITION, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED, TWO SAFETY FILMS WOULD BE SHOWN AT THE SEMINAR. y

THE FIRST FILM SHOWS A WIDE SCOPE OF SAFETY MATTERS IN A FACTORY, SUCH AS THE DANGERS OF BADLY MAINTAINED HAND-TOOLS, EYE PROTECTION, SAFE STACKING OF MATERIALS, SAFE USE OF LADDERS; MANUAL HANDLING, MACHINE GUARDING, GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING, ETC.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE SEMINAR MAY CONTACT MR HO WING-ON OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ON TELEPHONE 3-688111, EXT. 412.

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REMINDER ON AD VALOREM CHARGES

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THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) REMINDED IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO LODGE TRADE DECLARATIONS AND PAY AD VALOREM CHARGES.

UNDER THE IMPORT AND EXPORT (REGISTRATION) REGULATIONS, THE TRADERS ARE REQUIRED TO DO THIS WITHIN 14 DAYS OF IMPORTING OR EXPORTING THE GOODS EXCEPT FOR CATEGORIES EXEMPTED UNDER REGULATION 3.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT TRADE DECLARATIONS SUBMITTED OUTSIDE THE PRESCRIBED PERIOD OF 14 DAYS WOULD BE LIABLE, WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE, TO PENALTY CHARGES.

THE CHARGES RISE AFTER TWO MONTHS TO A MAXIMUM OF PER DECLARATION WHERE THE TOTAL VALUE OF ARTICLES SPECIFIED DOES NOT EXCEED $20 000, AND $200 PER DECLARATION WHERE IT EXCEEDS $20 000.

+THOSE WHO FAIL TO LODGE THE NECESSARY TRADE DECLARATIONS WITHOUT REASONABLE EXCUSE WILL BE PROSECUTED,♦ HE WARNED.

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TWO KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION LOTS FOR SALE *****

TWO LOTS OF CROWN LAND IN THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION, TOTALLING ABOUT 5 100 SQUARE METRES, WILL BE PUT UP FOR AUCTION BY THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE ON NOVEMBER 26.

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE SHOUSON THEATRE OF THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, AT 2.30 PM.

BOTH SITES ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES, THE LARGER MEASURING ABOUT 2 600 SQUARE METRES AND THE OTHER ABOUT 2 523 SQUARE METRES.

AT THE SAME TIME, THREE FLATS IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL ALSO BE OFFERED FOR SALE.

THE PREMISES, TWO OF THEM MEASURING 73.2 SQUARE METRES AND THE OTHER 65.4 SQUARE METRES, ARE AT THE SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH FLOORS, 7B HANOI ROAD.

PEOPLE WISHING TO INSPECT THE FLATS SHOULD CONTACT THE GOVERNMENT PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE ON 3-884111 EXT. 343.

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, 405 NATHAN ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

AQUACULTURE IS BIG GROWTH INDUSTRY HERE ................. 1

KWUN TONG BOARD DISCUSSES NEED FOR MORE PUBLIC FACILITIES .. 2

LANDSCAPE CONTRACT FOR TUEN MUN TOWN PARK SIGNED ........ 3

EVENING CLINIC HOURS FOR TUEN MUN ....................... 4

OFFICE MOVED ............................................ 4

TOP JAPANESE SCHOOL BAND TO PERFORM ..................... 5

CRAFTSMAN WINS CAR IN SAFETY QUIZ CONTEST ............... 6

ENGLISH TEACHING WORKSHOPS FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS ......... 6

ENTRIES INVITED FOR TOLO HARBOUR CANOE RACES ............ 7

CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION 1981 .................. 8

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1981

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AQUACULTURE IS BIG GROWTH INDUSTRY HERE * * * *

DEMANDS FOR QUALITY PROTEIN

HAVE LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF 'AQUACULTURE^RODUCT IO^INToT" SIZEABLE INDUSTRY, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES (FISHERIES), MR ROY CHILVERS SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

PRODUCTION OF MARINE CULTURE FISH IN HONG KONG LAST YEAR $38 mill ion 5he saidS WAS AB0UT 760 T0NNES» VALUED AT about

MR CHILVERS WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A 10-DAY TRAINING COURSE ON CAGE CULTURE FOR F INFISH ORGANISED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND FUNDED BY THE SOUTH CHINA SEA FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT AND CO-ORDINATING PROGRAMME OF THE UNITED NATIONS.

SEVENTEEN REPRESENTATIVES FROM SEVEN ASIAN COUNTRIES ARE ATTENDING THE COURSE BEING HELD IN THE DEPARTMENT’S ABERDEEN

+OVER THE PAST DECADE, COUNTRIES BORDERING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA HAVE SEEN RAPID DEVELOPMENT IN AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION TO l€ET THE INCREASING DEMANDS FOR QUALITY PROTEIN FROM THE GROWING POPULACE OF THE REGION,* MR CHILVERS SAID.

+HONG KONG IS NO EXCEPTION, BUT BECAUSE OF HER SCARCITY OF LAND AND FAVOURABLE ECONOMIC CIRCUMSTANCES, SMALL-SCALE CAGE CULTURE OF HIGH-PRICED MARINE FISH HAS FLOURISHED AND DEVELOPED INTO A SIZEABLE INDUSTRY.*

WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT CAME MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS, AND IN 1980 THE MARINE FISH CULTURE ORDINANCE WAS PASSED TO REGULATE AND PROTECT THE INDUSTRY.

THIS ORDINANCE WAS BEING IMPLEMENTED, AND WOULD REQUIRE CAGE CULTURE TO BE PRACTISED ONLY UNDER LICENCE IN DESIGNATED ZONES AROUND THE HONG KONG COAST, MR CHILVERS SAID.

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, IN THE SPIRIT OF TECHNICAL CO-OPERATION AMONG DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, RECOGNISED THE POTENTIAL OF CAGE CULTURE AS A VIABLE METHOD OF FISH PROTEIN PRODUCTION ELSEWHERE, AND AGREED TO HOST THIS COURSE.

STAFF OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAD VISITED CERTAIN COUNTRIES IN THE REGION TO HELP SET UP CAGE CULTURE PROJECTS.

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DURING THE TRAINING COURSE, WHICH ENDS ON NOVEMBER 12, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE GIVEN A SERIES OF LECTURES BY THE DEPARTMENT’S EXPERTS ON VARIOUS TOPICS INCLUDING THE FEEDS AND FEEDING FOR CAGE MARINE FISH, FISH DISEASES AND THEIR DIAGNOSIS, AND THE CHOICE OF SPECIES FOR CULTURE.

SITE VISITS WILL ALSO BE ORGANISED.

THE COUNTRIES REPRESENTED ARE BANGLADESH, THAILAND, THE PHILIPPINES, SRI LANKA, SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA.

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KWUN TONG BOARD DISCUSSES NEED FOR MORE PUBLIC FACILITIES

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THE PROVISION OF SUPPORTING GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT HAS NOT KEPT PACE WITH THE POPULATION BUILD-UP. MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD HEARD TODAY (MONDAY).

THE SHORTAGE OF SUCH FACILITIES WAS MOST NOTABLE IN THE NEED FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS, OPEN SPACES, HOSPITALS, CULTURAL COMPLEXES, GAMES HALLS AND A SPORTS STADIUM.

HOWEVER, SITES HAVE BEEN RESERVED IN THE OUTLINE DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL FACILITIES TO MAKE UP FOR THE EXISTING DEFICIENCY, AND THERE SHOULD THEN BE NO SHORTAGE OF PUBLIC FACILITIES EXCEPT HOSPITAL BEDS, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WERE INFORMED AT THEIR SIXTH MEETING TODAY.

FIGURES FROM THE 1981 CENSUS PLACE THE PRESENT POPULATION IN THE DISTRICT AT AROUND 619 000 BUT FOR LONG-TERM LAND RESERVATION PURPOSES, A DESIGN POPULATION OF 622 000 IS ASSUMED.

IT WAS ALSO NOTED THAT 74 PER CENT OF THE DISTRICT’S DESIGN POPULATION WOULD BE ACCOMMODATED IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES. SINCE HOUSING ESTATES VARY GREATLY IN TERMS OF SELF-SUPPORT I NG FACILITIES FROM THOSE WITH VIRTUALLY NO FACILITIES OTHER THAN SHOPS TO THE LATER ONES WITH SHOPS, SCHOOLS, MARKETS AND A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER AMENITIES, IT WAS HOPED THAT THE REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR THE OLD ESTATES WILL ACHIEVE A BETTER PROVISION OF SELF-SUPPORTING FACILITY, THE BOARD WAS INFORMED.

THE BOARD ALSO DISCUSSED A WIDE VARIETY OF OTHER MATTERS, INCLUDING THE PROPOSAL FOR A DISTRICT NEWSPAPER.

IT ALSO DECIDED TO HOLD A HALF-DAY SEMINAR JOINTLY WITH THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ON THE SUBJECT OF HOW TO MAKE A COMMITTEE EFFECTIVE, ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2 BETwEEN 4.30 PM AND 7 PM, AT THE HARBOUR VIEW HOLIDAY INN, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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LANDSCAPE CONTRACT FOR TUEN MUN TOWN PARK SIGNED * * * *

cnn tA LANDSCAPE CONSULTANCY AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED FOR THE DESIGN OF TUEN MUN TOWN PARK.

TODAY (MONDAY)

il»5~hectare PARK, IS CENTRALLY LOCATED BETWEEN THE TWFPFY^TTMrNouoiNiI°un CENTRE AND RIVERSIDE PROMENADE SYSTEM AND THE EXISTING PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES OF YAU 01 - ON TING TO THE SOUTH AND SAN FAT TO THE NORTH.

nr„THE PARK WILL PROVIDE THE MAJOR CENTRAL OPEN SPACE AND RECREATI°NAL FACILITY FOR TUEN MUN, THE POPULATION OF WHICH IS EXPECTED TO GROW TO ABOUT 550 000.

A^REEMtNT WAS SIGNED BY MR T.S. NG, PROJECT MANAGER OF TUEN MUN NE* TOWN, FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND MR ROBIN EDMOND OF EBC (HONG KONG), LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS.

MR NG SAID THAT THE PARK WOULD BE A VITAL LINK IN THE INTEGRATED OPEN SPACE AND RECREATIONAL NETWORK PLANNED FOR THE TOWN AND WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR TUEN MUN RESIDENTS.

+THE PARK WILL HAVE DIRECT PEDESTRIAN LINKS WITH PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES TO THE SOUTH, THE RIVERSIDE PROMENADE, AND FOOTBRIDGES JOINING IT TO THE PROPOSED CIVIC AND CULTURAL CENTRE, TOWN CENTRE, SAN FAT ESTATE AND THE WESTERN HALF OF THE TOWN,* HE SAID.

♦PUBLIC TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS WILL PROVIDE EASY ACCESS TO THE PARK FOR OTHER TUEN MUN RESIDENTS.*

ALTHOUGH THE PARK WILL CATER LARGELY FOR PASSIVE RECREATION IN A LANDSCAPED SETTING, IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE SOME MEANS FOR ACTIVE RECREATION.

MAJOR ELEMENTS OF THE PARK WILL INCLUDE*

* EXTENSIVE EARTH-MOUNDING WITH WOODED AND GRASSED SLOPES TO PROVIDE A SUPPORT FOR AN ELEVATED PLAZA AND A SETTING FOR THE LAKE-

* AN ELEVATED PLAZA WITH VIEWING PLATFORMS, CONNECTED BY A BRIDGE TO THE TOWN CENTRE. DESCENDING POOLS WILL LEAD TO A RIVERSIDE PLAZA, LINKED BY A BRIDGE TO A WOODED KNOLL ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE NULLAH-

* A LARGE ORNAMENTAL LAKE FOR MODEL BOATING AND A LAKESIDE OPEN AIR AMPHl-THEATRE- AND

* SHADED SITTING AREAS, CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS, AND AREAS FOR BALL GAMES, TENNIS AND JOGGING.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT SUMMER AND BE COMPLETED, IN STAGES, FROM LATE 1983.

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EVENING CLINIC HOURS FOR TUEN MUN * * *

RESIDENTS IN TUEN MUN AND NEIGHBOURING AREAS WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE OUT-PATIENT CLINIC DURING DAY TIME WILL NOW BE ABLE TO SEEK MEDICAL CONSULTATION IN THE EVENING.

-rAn*vA-r^P2KESMAN F0R THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID I??A* THAT THE GOVERNMENT OUT-PATIENT CLINIC AT TUEN MUN HAS STARTED WEEKDAY EVENING SESSIONS.

STM hui are 9 AM To 5 PM °"

to nSPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE OPERATION OF THE FVFNlhir h ikiir

OTHER IMPROVEMENT PLANS ARE UNDERWAY, AMONG WHICH IS A NEW YAN 01 POLYCLINIC NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE FIRST STAGE OF THE POLYCLINIC IS EXPECTED TO START OPERATION EARLY NEXT YEAR, PROVIDING A VARIETY OF OUT-PATIENT SERVICES TO THE INCREASING POPULATION IN TUEN MUN.

FACILITIES AT THE POLYCLINIC WILL INCLUDE SIX GENERAL OUT-PATIENT CONSULTATION ROOMS, TWO FAMILY HEALTH CONSULTATION ROOMS, CHEST, DENTAL AND RADIODIAGNOSTIC SERVICES.

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE POLYCLINIC PROVIDING A FULL RANGE OF SPECIALISTS, WILL BE READY BY MAY 1983.

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OFFICE MOVED * * *

THE KOWLOON SOUTH DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT MOVED FROM SAN PO KONG TO MONG KOK TODAY (MONDAY).

THE NEW OFFICE IS LOCATED AT ROOMS 1801, 1814-1815, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 18TH FLOOR, 56 DUNDAS STREET, MONG KOK, SERVING DISTRICT SOUTH OF ARGYLE STREET AND WEST OF CHI KIANG STREET IN TO KWA WAN COVERING TSIM SHA TSUI, HUNG HOM, YAU MA TEI, PART OF MONG KOK AND TO KWA WAN.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR PUBLIC ENQUIRIES IS 3-319454.

THE LRS OFFERS ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES ON CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT AND PROVIDES CONCILIATION SERVICE TO HELP SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES.

♦WITH THE REMOVAL OF THE OFFICE TO DUNDAS STREET, THE PUBLIC WILL FIND IT MORE READILY ACCESSIBLE,+ HE ADDED.

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TOP JAPANESE SCHOOL BAND TO PERFORM * * *

THE FIRST PERFORMANCE BY THE JAPANESE GOLD-MEDAL-WINNING SHUJITSU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BAND WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, (NOVEMBER 12), STARTING AT 8 PM AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL,

THE BAND WILL PERFORM WITH THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND.

IN ITS FIRST OVERSEAS CONCERT TOUR, THE SHUJITSU SCHOOL BAND WILL ALSO PLAY THE CZECH COMPOSER VACLAV NELHYBEL’S TWO SYMPHONIC MOVEMENTS.

THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND WILL PAY A TRIBUTE TO RACHMANINOFF BY PLAYING A CONCERT BAND MEDLEY OF HIS CELEBRATED COMPOSITIONS RECENTLY FEATURED IN THE FILM +SOMEWHERE IN TIME*.

OTHER ITEMS OF BAND MUSIC TO BE PLAYED INCLUDE WIND MUSIC BY PAUL DUKAS, DEBUSSY, BACH, HANDEL, LEHAR, TCHAIKOVSKY AND ALBENIZ.

A HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENING WILL BE A JOINT PERFORMANCE CF THE TWO BANDS IN THE FINALE OF SAINT-SAENS’S +ORGAN+ SYMPHONY.

TICKETS AT S5 ARE ON SALE AT THE MUSIC OFFICE CENTRES AND THE NATHAN ROAD, CAMERON ROAD AND MAN YEE BUILDING BRANCHES OF THE TOM LEE PIANO CO.

ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, THE SHUJITSU SCHOOL BAND WILL PUT ON A GALA PERFORMANCE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM STARTING AT 8 PM, PLAYING TWO ROUSING LATIN-AMERICAN DANCES, AND, DRESSED IN KIMONOS, WILL ALSO PRESENT A JAPANESE FOLKDANCE.

THE EVENING PROGRAMME WILL ALSO FEATURE THE PERFORMANCE CF THE HIGHLY-COLOURFUL +CAN-CAN+ DANCE BY THE RAINBOW DANCE COMPANY AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE.

BAND MUSIC FEATURED IN THE EVENING WILL INCLUDE SHOSTAKOVITCH’S FESTIVE OVERTURE, A HONG KONG PREMIERE OF THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT CONCERT MARCH WITH THE COMPOSER DR WILLIAM WATSON CONDUCTING, BERLIOZ’S TRIUMPHAL MARCH FROM HIS GRAND FUNERAL AND TRIUMPHAL SYMPHONY, ANDERSON’S TRUMPETER’S LULLABY, MILHAUD’S PERCUSSION CONCERTO, WALTER MURPHY’S A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN, VILLAGE PEOPLE’S YMCA/MACHO MAN MEDLEY.

TICKETS AT S5 ARE ON SALE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, MUSIC OFFICE CENTRES AND THE NATHAN ROAD, CAMERON ROAD AND MAN YEE BUILDING BRANCHES OF THE TOM LEE PIANO CO.

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CRAFTSMAN WINS CAR IN SAFETY QUIZ CONTEST * * *

A 25-YEAR-OLD CRAFTSMAN, MR LAU KAM-TIM, WON THE FIRST PRIZE OF A 330 000 CHARADE CAR DONATED BY TAI FAT HONG LTD. IN THE GRAND FINALE OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ COMPETITION.

THE COMPETITION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, HONG KONG DAILY NEWS AND REDIFFUSION AND CO-SPONSORED BY TAI FAT HONG LIMITED, KONG KING TRADING AND PHILIPS HONG KONG, WAS HELD AT AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY GALA NIGHT SHOWN ON RTV CHINESE CHANNEL LAST (SUNDAY) NIGHT.

THE SHOW FEATURED PERFORMANCES BY WELL-KNOWN LOCAL AND OVERSEAS SINGERS AND TELEVISION PERSONALITIES AND WAS STAGED EXCLUSIVELY FOR WORKERS FROM THE CONSTRUCTION AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

ANOTHER CRAFTSMAN, MR CHENG KAI-MAN, WON THE SECOND PRIZE CF A 512 000 VIDEO CAMERA AND RECORDING PLAYBACK EQUIPMENT, DONATED BY THE HONG KONG DAILY NEWS, WHILE A TECHNICIAN, MR TSANG KIT-TONG, WON THE THIRD PRIZE OF A $4 800 PHILIPS COLOUR TV SET.

A GARMENT WORKER, MISS LEE HOI-LIN, AND ANOTHER CRAFTSMAN, MR CHAN KA-LEUNG, WON A FREE TRIP TO JAPAN AND THAILAND RESPECTIVELY, ALSO DONATED BY HONG KONG DAILY NEWS.

TEN OTHER CONTESTANTS IN THE FINALE WERE ALSO AWARDED PRIZES DONATED BY RTV, KONG KING TRADING COMPANY AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT

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ENGLISH TEACHING WORKSHOPS FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS * * *

TWO WORKSHOPS ON THE TEACHING OF LISTENING COMPREHENSION *'LL BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 11 FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

ou«r,-rE^H WORKSHOP WILL CONSIST OF SIX MEETINGS, AND WILL INCLUDE SHORT TALKS ON THE TEACHING OF LISTENING COMPREHENSION AND DEMONSTRATION OF VARIOUS LISTENING COMPREHENSION EXERCISES.

IPANTS W,LL BE given a CHANCE TO DESIGN A LISTENING COMPREHENSION EXERCISE SUITABLE FOR USE IN THEIR OWN CLASSES.

^THLnU^BER 0F PARTICIPANTS FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL BE LIMITED TO 20, AND A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE AWARDED TO THOSE WHO SATISFACTORILY COMPLETE A WORKSHOP. AWARDED TO THOSE

THE TWO WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD AT ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE, AT 9A

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG.

APPL ICATIONS SHOULD NOVEMBER 20 TO THE SENIOR CENTRE. ENQUIRIES SHOULD

BE MADE THROUGH HEADS OF SCHOOLS BEFORE INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING BE DIRECTED TO THE CENTRE ON 5-482537.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1981

ENTRIES INVITED FOR TOLO * * *

HARBOUR CANOE RACES *

ENTRIES ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE EIGHTH RACES TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 29 (SUNDAY).

TOLO HARBOUR CANOE

THE ANNUAL EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE OUTWARD BOUND (ALUMNI) ASSOCIATION (OBAA) AND SPONSORED BY TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD.

THE RACES WILL TAKE PLACE AT TAI PO KAU AND INCLUDE A LONG DISTANCE EVENT FOR MEN, A LONG DISTANCE EVENT FOR SHORT DISTANCE EVENTS, MIXED DOUBLES, SINGLES, SENIOR, JUNIOR AND OPEN EVENTS- AND A 3O-KILOMETRE RACE.

WOMEN

THE COURSE FOR THE 3O-K ILOMETRE RACE WILL BE FROM ISLAND HOUSE TO NAI CHUNG, LAI CHI CHONG, TAI MEI TUK, MA SHI CHAU AND BACK TO ISLAND HOUSE.

COURSES FOR OTHER EVENTS WILL RANGE FROM 509 METRES TO 21 KILOMETRES.

WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES AND SOUVENIRS AND THE TEAM WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF POINTS WILL RECEIVE THE OBAA CUP.

LAST YEAR, 320 CONTESTANTS TOOK PART IN THE RACES. THE WINNER OF THE CUP WAS KWUN TONG SWIMMING CLUB.

APPLICATIONS TO ENTER SHOULD BE MADE DIRECT TO THE OBAA OR THROUGH THE HONG KONG CANOE UNION. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 4).

THE OBAA, FORMED IN JANUARY, 1971, HAS FIVE INTEREST GROUPS: CANOE INTEREST GROUP- MOUNTAINEERING INTEREST GROUP- SPORTS INTEREST GROUP- SOCIAL SERVICES GROUP- AND SAILING ACTIVITIES GROUP.

JOINTLY WITH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, THE ASSOCIATION ORGANISES A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CANOEING, ROCK-CLIMBING, HIKING, CAMPING, SAILING AND ORIENTEERING FOR WORKING AND UNDER-PRIVILEGED YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, IS HONORARY ADVISER OF THE ASSOCIATION.

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CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION 1981 * * * *

THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES (NEW TERRITORIES) OF THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARE NOW ORGANISING A CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION.

CHILDREN BELOW 14 YEARS OF AGE ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THIS COMPETITION.

PARTICIPANTS CAN DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES THE SIZE OF THE CARD AND THEY SHOULD WRITE DOWN THEIR NAME, ADDRESS, AGE, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND SCHOOL AT THE BACK OF THE CARD.

ENTRIES CAN EE SENT OR HANDED IN TO EITHER THE SHA TIN, TAI PO, SHEUNG SHU I, YUEN LONG, TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG, CHEUNG CHAU OR TA I 0 PUBLIC LIBRARIES BEFORE DECEMBER 2.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST THREE WINNERS OF GROUP A AND B, AND TO SIX ENTRANTS WITH MERIT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1981

contents page no.

GROUP STUDIES PROPOSED CHINESE LANGUAGE FOUNDATION............ 1

CULVERT REPLACEMENT ON ISLAND ROAD ........................... 1

CLINICAL GENETIC SERVICE EXPANDED ........................... 2

VISITING DOCTORS STUDY PRISONS DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMME .... 3

BRIDGES FOR YUEN LONG ........................................ 3

HK ACADEMY OF BALLET TO PERFORM AT TUEN MUN FESTIVAL........ 4

SURFACING OF HO MAN TIN LORRY PARK ........................... 4

PHOTO COMPETITION ON +NT IN 1981 IN PHOTOSF .................. 5

DEBUT BY HONG KONG CHILDREN MARCHING BAND .................... 5

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1981

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GROUP STUDIES PROPOSED CHINESE LANGUAGE FOUNDATION *****

A WORKING PARTY HAS BEEN SET UP TO LOOK INTO THE PRACTICALITY AND FINANCIAL VIABILITY OF ESTABLISHING A CHINESE LANGUAGE FOUNDATION, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE PROPOSED FOUNDATION IS PART OF THE MULT I-MILLION DOLLAR PACKAGE ANNOUNCED BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION IN JUNE THIS YEAR TO BOOST LANGUAGE STANDARDS.

THE MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF SUCH A FOUNDATION WILL BE TO PROMOTE AND FACILITATE THE BETTER USE OF SPOKEN AND WRITTEN CHINESE IN A MODERN SOCIETY- AND TO PROMOTE THE LANGUAGE AS BASIC TOOLS FOR COMMUNICATION, STUDY, WORK, LEISURE AND SELF-ENRICHMENT.

+IT IS INTENDED THAT THE FOUNDATION WILL CREATE AND PUBLISH GOOD QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL, REFERENCE AND GENERAL-INTEREST READING MATERIALS FOR STUDENTS AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY TO SUPPLEMENT THE COMPARATIVE LACK OF SUCH MATERIALS IN WELL WRITTEN MODERN CHINESE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

CHAIRING THE WORKING PARTY IS THE HON ALEX S.C. WU, UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS COMPRISE LEADING MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WHO HAVE ALL SHOWN INTEREST AND CONCERN IN THE CHINESE LANGUAGE. THEY ARE DR THE HON HO KAM-FAI, MR LOUIS CHA, FR ALBERT CHAN, PROF P.Y. HO, MRS LAI LIN TAI-YI, PROF C.Y. TO, AND DR DENNY M.H. HUANG.

OFFICIAL MEMBERS ARE THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MICHAEL M.K. LEUNG, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS (CHINESE LANGUAGE), MR CAN ICE C.F. MAK, AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (PLANNING AND BUILDING), MR Y.T. LI WHO WILL ALSO SERVE AS SECRETARY TO THE WORKING PARTY.

THE REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY IS EXPECTED TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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CULVERT REPLACEMENT ON ISLAND ROAD

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A 3OO-METRE SECTION OF ISLAND ROAD EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH DEEP WATER BAY ROAD, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 12.05 AM TO 6 AM ON THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 5) AND FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 6) TO ALLOW FOR CULVERT REPLACEMENT WORK.

TRAFFIC BETWEEN WONG CHUK HANG AND REPULSE BAY WILL BE JJAM FUNG R0ADi DEEP WATER BAY R°AD AND REPULSE BAY ROAD DURING THE CLOSURE PERIODS.

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CLINICAL GENETIC SERVICE EXPANDED

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS EXPANDING ITS CLINICAL GENETIC SERVICE IN AN EFFORT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER CF BIRTHS OF ABNORMAL BABIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT GENETIC COUNSELLING SERVICE IS UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED AS AN EFFECTIVE MEASURE IN HELPING TO DIAGNOSE AND PREVENT THE BIRTH OF ABNORMAL BABIES.

THE FIRST SUCH CLINIC IN HONG KONG WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1976 IN QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL. IT HELD ONLY ONE SESSION A MONTH.

FROM TODAY, HOWEVER, THE SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED TO THE OTHER TWO REGIONAL HOSPITALS — QUEEN MARY AND PRINCESS MARGARET — AND WILL HOLD MORE FREQUENT CLINICAL SESSIONS.

A CLINIC WILL BE SET UP AT SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC FOR PATIENTS RESIDING ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

PATIENTS LIVING IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES CAN SEEK CONSULTATION AT THE SPECIALIST CLINICS AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL.

THE SERVICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL FOR PRIVATE PATIENTS AND GOVERNMENT SERVANTS AND THEIR DEPENDANTS.

DURING THE INITIAL PHASE OF EXPANSION, PATIENTS HAVE TO BE REFERRED FOR GENETIC COUNSELLING BY THE APPROPRIATE SPECIALIST CLINICS, THE THREE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS (QUEEN MARY, QUEEN ELIZABETH AND PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITALS), THE GOVERNMENT'S FAMILIES CLINIC OR BY PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS.

IN GENETIC COUNSELLING, BOTH THE MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF THE PATIENTS AND THEIR RELATIVES WILL BE ATTENDED TO, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FURTHERMORE, SUBNORMAL AND ABNORMAL BABIES, IF BORN, ARE GIVEN CONTINUAL ATTENTION BY THE SERVICE.

THE CLINICAL GENETIC SERVICE IS BACKED UP BY A CYTOGENETIC LABORATORY SET UP IN TSAN YUK HOSPITAL.

THIS LABORATORY, OPENED TWO MONTHS AGO, IS MANNED BY EXPERIENCED DOCTORS AND TECHNOLOGISTS AND ACCEPTS BLOOD OR TISSUE SAMPLES FOR TESTS FROM THE GOVERNMENT GENETIC COUNSELLING CLINIC ONLY.

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VISITING DOCTORS STUDY PRISONS DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMME ft ft *

TWENTY-FOUR DOCTORS FROM ASIA AND EGYPT WHO ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PART IN THE THIRD WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION INTER-REGIONAL TRAINING COURSE ON THE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION OF DRUG DEPENDENT PERSONS IN HONG KONG TODAY (TUESDAY) STARTED A THREE-DAY ATTACHMENT TO THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT TO STUDY ITS COMPULSORY PLACEMENT PROGRAMME FOR CONVICTED DRUG DEPENDENTS.

THE DOCTORS ARE FROM MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, BURMA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, INDONESIA, THE PHILIPPINES, CHINA AND EGYPT.

THEY WILL VISIT THE REMAND SECTION OF TAI LAM CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION WHERE CONVICTED PERSONS ARE REMANDED BY THE COURTS FOR DETERMINATION OF THEIR SUITABILITY FOR DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE, THE ADDICTION TREATMENT SECTION OF THE TAI LAM CENTRE FOR WOMEN, AND THE HEI LING CHAU DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE.

THEY WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED GENERALLY ON THE DEPARTMENT’S VARIOUS FACILITIES AND TREATMENT PROGRAMMES.

OTHER SUBJECTS THEY WILL STUDY INCLUDE RESEARCH ON DRUG ADDICTION, AFTER-CARE AND COMPULSORY SUPERVISION, CASEWORK AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES.

EARLY TODAY, THEY MET THE COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR THOMAS GARNER, AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

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TWO VEHICULAR BRIDGES, ONE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AND ASSOCIATED ROADS AND DRAINAGE SYSTEMS WILL BE BUILT IN YUEN LONG NEW TOWN BY THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

A S21-MILLI0N CONTRACT FOR WORK WAS AWARDED TODAY AND WAS SIGNED BY MR LEE SHING-SEE, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT BRANCH AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF MCCONNELL DOWELL CONSTRUCTORS LTD.

THE VEHICULAR BRIDGES WILL FORM PART OF A NEW ROAD BYPASSING YUEN LONG NEW TOWN ON THE NORTH, CONNECTING THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AND INDUSTRIAL AREA IN THE NORTHERN PART OF TOWN TO THE YUEN LONG/AU TAU ROAD NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE FOOTBRIDGE, TO BE BUILT AT SHU I PIN WAI, WILL ENABLE PEDESTRIANS TO CROSS THE BUSY CASTLE PEAK ROAD SAFELY FROM THE RECENTLY COMPLETED PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE TO MAJOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN THE TOWN, INCLUDING THE TOWN HALL, SPORTS STADIUM, SCHOOLS AND TO THE SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE PROJECT FORMS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF YUEN LONG NEW TOWN UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT BRANCH OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, PWD.

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HK ACADEMY OF BALLET TO PERFORM AT TUEN MUN FESTIVAL ******

THE HONG KONG ACADEMY BALLET COMPANY WILL PERFORM AT THE TUEN MUN FESTIVAL '81 TO BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 21 TO DECEMBER 6.

THE 16-DAY FESTIVAL IS BEING SPONSORED BY TUEN MUN DISTRICT -BOARD AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS.

THE COMPANY WILL PERFORM FOUR DANCES ON NOVEMBER 27 (FRIDAY) STARTING AT 7.30 PM AT THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE.

THE FESTIVAL ALSO INCLUDES A TUEN MUN DISTRICT DANCE COMPETITION AND A CULTURAL DANCE NIGHT.

THE DANCE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 22 (SUNDAY) AT THE PO LEUNG KUK CENTENARY COLLEGE STARTING AT 2 PM.

IT IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR SECTIONSi CHILDREN’S DANCE, ORIENTAL DANCE, WESTERN DANCE, AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS MONDAY (NOVEMBER 9).

ENTRY FORMS AND DETAILS ABOUT THE COMPETITION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE TAI HING ESTATE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRE- THE TUEN MUN COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT- AND TAI HING COMMUNITY HALL.

A FEE OF $10 WILL BE CHARGED FOR EACH ENTRY.

THE CULTURAL DANCE NIGHT WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 28 (SATURDAY) AT THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE STARTING AT 7.30 PM.

THERE WILL BE 15 ITEMS PERFORMED BY DANCE GROUPS FROM THE GOVERNMENT RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THE TUEN MUN ARTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION AND ITS CHILDREN’S BALLET GROUP, THE LING CHOI DANCING TROUPE, AND WINNERS OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT DANCE COMPETITION AND OTHER INTER-SCHOOLS’ DANCE COMPETITIONS.

THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND PERFORMANCES. FREE ADMISSION TICKETS CAN BE OBTAINED AFTER NOVEMBER 11 FROM TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE TAI HING ESTATE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRE, THE YWCA OFFICE AT SAN FAT ESTATE, TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE AND THE YAU 01 ESTATE OFFICE.

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SURFACING OF HO MAN TIN LORRY PARK *****

THE WESTERN HALF OF THE HO MAN TIN LORRY PARK, BOUNDED ON THE NORTH AND EAST BY GOOD SHEPHERD STREET AND ON tHE SOUTHWEST BY CHUNG HAU STREET, WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS FROM 7 AM ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 7) FOR SURFACING WORK.

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PHOTO COMPETITION ON +NT IN 1981 IN PHOTOS* * * * *

THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES (NEW TERRITORIES) OF THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARE ORGANISING A PHOTO COMPETITION ENTITLED ♦NT IN 1981 IN PHOTOS* AS PART OF THEIR EXTENSION ACTIVITIES.

THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION IS TO TRACE THE GRADUAL CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES BY MEANS OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND WORDS.

THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL, AND MULTIPLE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

ENTRIES, WHICH WILL BE GROUPED INTO COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE CATEGORIES, SHOULD BE SENT WITH AN ENTRY FORM CONTAINING ALSO A BRIEF DESCRIPTION IN NOT MORE THAN 50 WORDS OF THE THEME OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY NOW BE OBTAINED FROM ALL PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SENT TO THE SHA TIN, TAI PO. SHEUNG SHIU, YUEN LONG, TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG, CHEUNG CHAU OR TAI 0 PUBLIC LIBRARIES BEFORE JANUARY 31, 1982.

TROPHIES AND SOUVENIR PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST THREE WINNERS OF EACH GROUP.

DEBUT BY HONG KONG CHILDREN MARCHING BAND

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THE NEWLY-FORMED HONG KONG CHILDREN MARCHING BAND WILL GIVE ITS FIRST PERFORMANCE ON THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 14 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

THE PERFORMANCE COINCIDES WITH THE GALA FESTIVAL OF THE FOURTH HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT’S MUSIC OFFICE AND TOM LEE MUSIC FOUNDATION.

MEMBERS OF THE NEW BAND ARE TRAINEES FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE. IT WAS FORMED IN AUGUST THIS YEAR DURING THE SECOND HONG KONG YOUTH MUSIC CAMP.

THE BAND IS CURRENTLY REHEARSING FOR THE GALA NIGHT UNDER BANDMASTER MICHAEL LAI AND DRILL INSTRUCTOR TSIN CHI-MING.

TICKETS AT 55 EACH ARE ON SALE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, THE MUSIC OFFICE’S MUSIC CENTRES AND THE BRANCHES OF TOM LEE PIANO COMPANY AT NATHAN ROAD, MAN YEE BUILDING IN CENTRAL AND CAMERON ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GREATER HK-JAPaN MUTUAL TRaDE EFFORT URGED....................  1

&191M CONTRACT AWARDED FOR NEW SUPREME COURT BUILDING .......... 2

BUILDING DECLARED DaNGEROUS .................................... 2

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY ....................................... 3

QUIZ COMPETITION HELD IN NORTH DISTRICT ........................ 3

MAYOR OF SHANGHAI VISITS PWD .................................   4

EXPERTS TO CONDUCT MUSIC SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS ................. 4

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1981

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GREATER HK-JAPAN MUTUAL TRADE EFFORT URGED *****

™n.vT?E,-D RECTOx 0F TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, MR BILL DORWARD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CALLED FOR GREATER MUTUAL EFFORT BETWEEN HONG KONG AND JAPAN TO DEVELOP BILATERAL TRADE.

ADDRESSING THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SECOND HONG KONG/ KAGOSHIMA CONFERENCE, MR DORWARD TOLD THE JAPANESE DELEGATES THAT HONG KONG LOOKED TO KAGOSHIMA - A LONG ESTABLISHED GATEWAY THROUGH WHICH JAPAN DEVELOPED ITS EARLY CONTACTS WITH THE WEST - FOR SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE IN THE EFFORTS IT WAS MAKING TO DEVELOP EXPORTS TO JAPAN.

♦LAST YEAR NEARLY A QUARTER OF OUR IMPORTS CAME FROM YOUR COUNTRY. THEY WERE WORTH OVER HK$25 THOUSAND MILLION AND MADE HONG KONG JAPAN’S FOURTH LARGEST EXPORT MARKET - LARGER THAN THE UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA OR CANADA.

+WE IN HONG KONG DO NOT THINK IN TERMS OF BALANCED BILATERAL TRADE, BUT THE DEGREE OF THE IMBALANCE WITH JAPAN - CURRENTLY OF THE ORDER OF 11 TO 1 - IS A SOURCE OF SOME CONCERN AND DISAPPOINTMENT,+ SAID MR DORWARD.

♦WE KNOW THAT MANY OF THE FAULTS ARE OURS. WE MUST LEARN TO CATER TO THE SPECIAL TASTES AND STANDARDS OF THE JAPANESE MARKET AND MAKE MORE EFFORT TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY. BUT WE ALSO THINK THAT MORE COULD BE DONE IN JAPAN TO STIMULATE A MJTUALLY BENEFICIAL IMPORT TRADE. I HOPE THAT THIS ASPECT WILL BE TOUCHED UPON DURING THE CONFERENCE TODAY.+

♦THERE ARE, OF COURSE, MANY OTHER TOPICS OF CONSIDERABLE MJTUAL INTEREST - TOURISM, CULTURAL AND ACADEMIC EXCHANGES, INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT AND, ABOVE ALL, THE IMPROVEMENT OF COMMUNI CAT I ON,+ MR DORWARD ADDED.

THE CONFERENCE, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KAGOSHIMA PREFECTUAL AUTHORITIES AND THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WAS ATTENDED BY SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUSINESSMEN AND 35 DELEGATES FROM JAPAN LED BY GOVERNOR KAMADA.

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I191M CONTRACT AWARDED FOR NEW SUPREME COURT BUILDING * * * *

A S191-MILLI0N CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW SUPREME COURT BUILDING AT QUEENSWAY WAS AWARDED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE CONTRACT, ONE OF THE BIGGEST LET BY THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT THIS YEAR, WAS FORMALLY SIGNED THIS AFTERNOON BY MR JOHN AITKEN, DIRECTOR OF BUILDING DEVELOPMENT. AND MR JOHN LOO OF NGO KEE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LTD.

MR AITKEN SAID THAT THE WORK WOULD TAKE ABOUT THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE.

♦THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING WILL BE 22 STOREYS HIGH. COMPRISING A SIX-STOREY PODIUM AND A 16-STOREY TOWER BLOCK.♦ HE SAID.

♦THE TOWER BLOCK WILL HOUSE 36 COURTS AND ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATION.

♦THE PODIUM, WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY LINK UP WITH A PROPOSED GOVERNMENT OFFICE BLOCK ON AN ADJOINING SITE, WILL CONSIST OF REGISTRAR’S CHAMBERS, THE SUPREME COURT LIBRARY, THE SUPREME COURT REGISTRY, DIVORCE AND PROBATE REGISTRIES, GENERAL AND PERSONNEL REGISTRIES, ACCOMMODATION FOR THE BAR ASSOCIATION AND THE LAW SOCIETY AND A HOLDING UNIT FOR THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT.♦

VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE BUILDING WILL BE VIA A NEW FLYOVER OVER QUEENSWAY, TENDERS FOR WHICH ARE BEING INVITED BY THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE.

THE FLYOVER WILL CONSIST OF A TWO-LANE ROAD BRIDGE AND SLIP ROADS.

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY DECLARED NOS. 2B AND 2C, 17TH LANE, SOCIAL AVENUE, SHEUNG YUEN LING (S.D. 2 LOT 606 S.B. AND R.P. AND S.D. 2 LOT 564 S.B.) TO BE IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION.

IN A STATEMENT ISSUED THIS MORNING, THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THAT THE TWO-STOREY SUB-STANDARD BUILDING HAD BEEN SEVERELY DAMAGED BY FIRE. AS THERE IS A RISK OF COLLAPSE IT IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO CLOSE AND DEMOLISH THE BUILDING.

A NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER IN KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 AM ON DECEMBER 2, 1981 WAS POSTED TODAY.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1981

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY M M * *

A REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 8) AT THE CENOTAPH IN STATUE SQUARE IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

THIS CEREMONY WILL COMBINE THE THREE SEPARATE CEREMONIES - A WREATH-LAYING AT THE CHINESE WAR MEMORIAL IN THE BOTANICAL GARDENS AND AT THE CENOTAPH, AND A SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL INCLUDING THE TWO-MINUTE SILENCE - HELD ON PAST REMEMBRANCE DAYS.

™IS YUR £ND IN FUTURE» all THESE OBSERVANCES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO A SINGLE CEREMONY AT THE CENOTAPH.

tuc BE LAID BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE,

l*ElrtEHlrF^«U?TICE’ S,R DENYS R0BERTS, THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES,

AND 0THER SERVICE COMMANDERS, THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR. P.T. MOOR. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, COMMONWEALTH COMMISSIONERS, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL , THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMANDING ™^ERSi COMMITTEE A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MERCHANT NAVY, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION, SERVICE UNITS, TRADITIONAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS, AND ASSOCIATIONS.

EX-SERVICEMEN’S

THE CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 10.30 AM AND WILL END AT ABOUT 11.27 AM, WHEN MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND SERVICE OFFICERS WHO WISH TO LAY WREATHS AT THE CENOTAPH MAY DO SO.

AN INSCRIPTION IN CHINESE HAS BEEN ENGRAVED RECENTLY ON THE CENOTAPH, CORRESPONDING TO THE ENGLISH INSCRIPTION +THE GLORIOUS DEAD+.

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QUIZ COMPETITION HELD IN NORTH DISTRICT * * * *

AS PART OF THE NORTH DISTRICT FESTIVAL, A QUIZ COMPETITION FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS WAS HELD TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

EIGHTEEN SCHOOLS TOOK PART IN THE COMPETITION AT THE KEI SUN TECHNICAL SCHOOL, FANLING.

THE WINNING SCHOOL IN THE PRIMARY SECTION WAS WAN CHOW PRIMARY SCHOOL, WHICH SCORED 210 POINTS.

THE MING SUN SECONDARY SCHOOL, WHICH SCORED 130 POINTS, WON IN THE SECONDARY SECTION.

EXPENDITURE ON THE FESTIVAL CAME TO 1190 000, WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD PROVIDING $60 000 AND THE BALANCE BEING MET BY LOCAL DONATIONS.

OTHER FESTIVAL EVENTS INCLUDE A DANCING COMPETITION, A WATER TELE-MATCH AND FOOTBALL MATCHES.

OPENED ON SATURDAY BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, M? DAVID AKERS-JONES, THE FESTIVAL WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 8) WITH A CEREMONY WHICH WILL INCLUDE A CONCERT.

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MAYOR OF SHANGHAI VISITS PWD * * * *

THE MAYOR OF SHANGHAI, MR WANG DAOHAN, AND HIS DELEGATION SPENT AN HOUR THIS MORNING VISITING THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE PARTY WAS BRIEFED ON HONG KONG’S TRANSPORT POLICY, THE FUNCTIONS OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE AND VARIOUS MAJOR ROAD PROJECTS.

AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT THE BRIEFING WERE THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR MICHAEL SUEN- SENIOR STAFF OFFICER (DEVELOPMENT), NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, DR RICHARD BUTLER- PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY ENGINEER, MR HAROLD BEATON- PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT CIVIL ENGINEER, MR CHOW CHE-KING AND GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY ENGINEER, MR CHEN SHAO-CHI.

MR WANG SHOWED KEEN INTEREST IN TRANSPORT PLANNING AND IN THE VARIOUS ROAD PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

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EXPERTS TO CONDUCT MUSIC SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS * * * *

A SERIES OF SEMINARS FOR MUSIC TEACHERS WILL BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH TO DISCUSS THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM.

MADAM ATARAH BEN-TOVIN, AND MR DOUGLAS BOYD, DIRECTORS OF THE CHILDREN’S CONCERT CENTRE IN ROSSENDALE IN ENGLAND WILL BE CONDUCTING THE SEMINARS.

VARIOUS ASPECTS OF MUSIC-LEARNING AND TEACHING WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE SEMINARS, IN ADDITION TO EXPLORING WAYS OF MAKING MUSIC PERFORMANCE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO YOUNG LISTENERS.

ENTITLED ’MUSIC IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU THINK’, THE SEMINARS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE MUSIC OFFICE.

THE THEME WILL BE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND AN INDISPENSABLE ELEMENT OF A TRULY LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME.

TWO SEMINARS WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 15 AT ST PAUL’S CONVENT SCHOOL ON MUSIC FOR CHILDREN UNDER AND OVER THE AGE OF 12.

ON NOVEMBER 16 A SEMINAR ON THE PRESENTATION OF LIVE MUSIC TO MODERN CHILDREN WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE MUSIC OFFICE IN THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE.

A PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE VALIDITY OF AESTHETIC EDUCATION WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 17 AT THE RECITAL HALL OF THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE.

IN ADDITION, AN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 16 AT THE HONG KONG CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC IN THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE AND TEACHERS INVOLVED WITH INSTRUMENTAL TEACHING ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LADY MACLEHOSE TO LAUNCH +CLEAN FOR CHARITY+ DRIVE .......... 1

AVIATION DIRECTOR TO ATTEND ICAO TALKS ......................

WELFARE CHIEF VISITS SPASTICS CENTRE ........................ 2

SEMINAR TO ACQUAINT TEACHERS WITH NEW SYLLABUS .............. 2

SIX NT SITES FOR AUCTION .................................... 3

MENTAL HEALTH DISPLAY ....................................... 4

ELECTRONICS JOB MANUAL REVISED .............................. 4

PRISONS DEPARTMENT HOLDING ANNUAL FAIR ON SATURDAY .......... 5

PRIMARY SCHOOLS SPORTS DAY IN TUEN MUN ...................... 6

ELDERLY VISIT SPACE MUSEUM .................................. 6

BAND FESTIVAL CONCERT

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1981

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LADY MACLEHOSE TO LAUNCH +CLEAN FOR CHARITY* DRIVE * * * *

^icckueDLrnC^H9SE WILL LAUNCH a +CLEAN FOR CHARITY* PROJECT AT QUEEN’S PIER ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 7), AT 10 AM.

.. A£(?0MPANIED BY THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN CO-ORDINATOR LEWIS AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE +CLEAN FOR CHARITY* COMMITTEE, MR ERIC BRISLEY» LADY MACLEHOSE WILL PRESENT BANNERS

IF? f St5It OFEtIeTPROJECK 1C IP‘™G OMAN ISATIOHS TO

next apr il

IN SUPPORT OF THE REVITALISED CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

IT AIMS TO RAISE FUNDS BY MOUNTING CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS AT SELECTED LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERR ITOR IES.

NOTE TO EDITORSs

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE LAUNCHING OF THE +CLEAN FOR CHARITY* PROJECT AT QUEEN’S PIER AT 10 AM ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 7). OFFICERS OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN UNIT WILL ASSIST MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES.

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AVIATION DIRECTOR TO ATTEND ICAO TALKS

JHE D,RECT0R Of CIVIL AVIATION, MR B.D. KEEP, WILL BE LEAVING JFt’DAY) T0 attend a MEETING OF HEADS OF CIVIL AVIATION IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN FIJI NEXT WEEK.

THE FIVE-DAY MEETING SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AY'AI'0R ORGANISATION WILL PROVIDE A USEFUL CHANNEL FOR THE EXCHANGE OF VIEWS BETWEEN HEADS OF CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITIES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE REGION. AUiMUKllltJ,

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION WILL AND ECONOMY.

INCLUDE AIRPORT SAFETY, OPERATION

MR KEEP WILL PRESENT THREE PAPERS AT THE MEETING. THEY

ARE« +SEARCH AND RESCUE - HONG KONG+, +RADIO PAGING

SYSTEM FOR HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT*, AND +APRON MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL*.

MR J.T. THORPE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, AS DIRECTOR DURING MR KEEP’S ABSENCE.

WILL ACT

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WELFARE CHIEF VISITS XXX

SPASTICS CENTRE

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE,

MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, CONTINUING

HIS NEWROUND OF VISITS TO VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, WENT TO WO CHE ESTATE IN SHA TIN THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON TO TOUR THE SPASTICS ASSOCIATION’S WORK CENTRE AND HOSTEL.

THE WORK CENTRE AND HOSTEL, WHICH ARE SUBVENTED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, BEGAN OPERATING IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR, PROVIDING SIMPLE MANUAL TASKS FOR MULTIPLE-HANDICAPPED ADULTS WHO FAIL TO BE ADMITTED TO OTHER WORKSHOPS.

THE CENTRE HAS A CAPACITY OF 100, WITH RESIDENTIAL SERVICE FOR 36.

TRAINING IS TO HELP THE PEOPLE BUILD UP THEIR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CONFIDENCE AND FREE TRANSPORT IS PROVIDED FOR DAY WORKERS AND FREE LUNCH FOR ALL IN THE CENTRE.

THERE IS A RECREATION CENTRE WHERE THE DISABLED ARE ENCOURAGED TO INTEGRATE WITH THE ABLE-BODIED.

MR ALLEYNE WAS ACCOMPANIED DURING THE VISIT BY THE DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (SHA TIN/TAI PO/NORTH), MR CHEUNG HON-LEUNG, AND OFFICIALS OF THE SPASTICS ASSOCIATION.

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GEOGRAPHY TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE WELCOME TO TAKE PART IN A SEMINAR ON THE NEW HONG KONG HIGHER LEVEL GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 28.

THE AIM OF THE SEMINAR IS TO FAMILIARISE TEACHERS WITH NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN GEOGRAPHY AS WELL AS WITH SOME OF THE MODERN GEOGRAPHICAL CONCEPTS LISTED IN THE 1983 HONG KONG HIGHER LEVEL GEOGRAPHY EXAMINATION SYLLABUS.

LECTURES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY DR YEE LEUNG OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

TOPICS OF THE LECTURES WILL INCLUDE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN GEOGRAPHY, MODERN CONCEPTS IN INDUSTRIAL LOCATION ANALYSIS, AND AN EXPLANATORY NOTE ON THE 1983 HIGHER LEVEL GEOGRAPHY EXAMINATION SYLLABUS. EACH LECTURE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION SESSION.

INSTRUCTION WILL BE MAINLY IN CANTONESE.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD FROM 9.15 AM TO 12.30 PM AT THE LECTURE THEATRE OF GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN KOWLOON.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT THROUGH HEADS OF SCHOOLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 14 TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR (GEOGRAPHY), ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, 5TH FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE BY CONTACTING THE GEOGRAPHY SECTION ON 5-774001 EXT. 31 OR 44.

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SIX NT SITES FOR AUCTION

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THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION IS TO OFFER SIX SITES TOTALLING 22 256 SQUARE METRES FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE SHOUSON THEATRE, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, ON NOVEMBER 27 (FRIDAY) STARTING AT 11 AM.

ONE SITE IS IN TAI PO, THREE ARE IN TUEN MUN AND TWO ARE IN YUEN LONG.

THE TAI PO SITE, MEASURING 5 204 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL USE AND IS IN WHAT WILL BE THE NEW TOWN CENTRE. THE PLOT RATIO FOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS IS 4.74 AND FOR NON-RESIDENTIAL AREAS 0.49. THE BUILDING COVENANT IS $32 MILLION TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN FOUR YEARS.

ANOTHER NON-INDUSTRIAL SITE, LOCATED IN THE FUTURE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN CENTRE, MEASURES 3 512 SQUARE METRES. IT HAS A FOUR-YEAR BUILDING COVENANT OF $45 MILLION. THE TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS TO BE ERECTED ON THE SITE SHOULD NOT EXCEED 17 560 SQUARE METRES.

ONE OF THE YUEN LONG SITES AND THE OTHER TWO TUEN MUN SITES ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN DEVELOPMENT.

THE YUEN LONG SITE, MEASURING 7 271 SQUARE METRES,

IS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA. THERE IS A LIMIT OF 36 355 SQUARE METRES ON THE TOTAL FLOOR AREA TO BE DEVELOPED AND THE BUILDING COVENANT OF $35 MILLION IS TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN FOUR YEARS.

BOTH THE TUEN MUN SITES ARE SITUATED NEAR SHEK PAI TAU AND MEASURE 1 630 SQUARE METRES AND 1 459 SQUARE METRES. THEY HAVE A MAXIMUM PLOT RATIO OF 9.5 AND THE BUILDING COVENANT FOR THE LARGER SITE IS $15.14 MILLION AND FOR THE SMALLER SITE $12.77 MILLION, BOTH TO BE FULFILLED WITHIN FOUR YEARS.

THE REMAINING SITE, IN YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL AREA, IS FOR GODOWN PURPOSES. IT ALSO HAS A MAXIMUM PLOT RATIO OF 9.5 AND A FOUR-YEAR BUILDING COVENANT OF $29 MILLION.

PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE NTA AND THE EIGHT DISTRICT OFFICES.

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MENTAL HEALTH DISPLAY * * *

AN EXHIBITION TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON HOW TO ACHIEVE GOOD r-ENTAL HEALTH WILL BE MOUNTED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL TILL THE FOLLOWING MONDAY (NOVEMBER 9) BETWEEN 10 AM AND 4 PM DAILY.

CO-SPONSORING THE EXHIBITION ARE THE HONG KONG PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION.

THE PURPOSE OF THE EXHIBITION IS TO ILLUSTRATE, THROUGH AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS, THE CAUSES OF MENTAL ILLNESSES, AND THE AVAILABILITY OF TREATMENT FACILITIES AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

THIS IS THE THIRD SUCH EXHIBITION TO BE HELD WITHIN TWO MONTHS IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS. A SIMILAR EXHIBITION WAS HELD IN CITY HALL AND THEN KWAI CHUNG HOSPITAL LAST MONTH ATTRACTING THOUSANDS OF VISITORS.

TWO PAMPHLETS ENTITLED +THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN HONG KONG+ AND +DEALING WITH STRESS* WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE EXHIBITION.

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ELECTRONICS JOB MANUAL REVISED

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THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL HAS REVISED ITS MANUAL OF JOB STANDARDS PUBLISHED IN 1976.

THE REVISED MANUAL CONTAINS RECOMMENDED JOB STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR SEVEN TECHNOLOGIST, EJGHT TECHNICIAN AND 10 CRAFT JOBS IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE MANUAL IS AIMED AT ESTABLISHING STANDARDS OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FOR PRINCIPAL JOBS IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, HELPING EMPLOYERS TO DRAW UP SYSTEMATIC AND PRACTICAL ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR THEIR APPRENTICES/TRAINEES AND PROVIDING GUIDELINES TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE PLANNING OF RELEVANT COURSES.

PUBLISHED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, THE MANUAL IS NOW ON THE goverNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE

BUILDING, CENTRAL, AT $9 A COPY.

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PRISONS DEPARTMENT HOLDING ANNUAL FAIR ON SATURDAY

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THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT’S 29TH AUTUMN FAIR WILL BE HELD ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD NEXT TO STANLEY PRISON ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 7) BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 5.30 PM.

MRS LI KA-SHING WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FAIR. A CHARITABLE EVENT FROM WHICH ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITIES AS WELL AS THE DEPARTMENT’S WELFARE FUNDS.

THERE WILL BE OVER 30 STALLS SELLING A WIDE SELECTION OF PRISON INDUSTRIAL AND HOBBY CLASS PRODUCTS, AS WELL AS REFRESHMENT AND GAME STALLS.

PROGRAMMES OF ENTERTAINMENT HAVE ALSO BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE VISITORS. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOWS WILL INCLUDE A PRECISION-MARCHING DISPLAY BY GIRLS FROM TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, PIPES AND DANCES, AND A TRAMPOLINE DISPLAY BY THE 1ST BATTALION, QUEEN’S OWN HIGHLANDERS AND A PERFORMANCE BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE BAND.

THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE FAIR- ENTRY IS FREE. PARKING SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE PRISON GATE. BUS ROUTE NOS. 6 AND 260 STARTING IN CENTRAL AND NO. 73 FROM ABERDEEN ARE A CONVENIENT MEANS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL AUTUMN FAIR WILL BE HELD ON THE SPORTS FIELD NEXT TO STANLEY PRISON ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 7) BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 5.30 PM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE FAIR BY MRS LI KA-SHING, AND TO TOUR THE FAIR AT 12 NOON. PRESS TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE PRISONS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, GUARDIAN HOUSE, 32 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI AT 11 AM SHARP.

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS SPORTS DAY IN TUEN MUN * * * *

ALL 32 SIXTH TUEN (THURSDAY).

PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN TUEN MUN DISTRICT TOOK PART IN THE MUN SCHOOLS SPORTS DAY AT YUEN LONG STADIUM TODAY

ASSOCIATION AND

lc.f««^T*S.ANNUAL EVENT WAS ORGANISED BY TUEN MUN SCHOOLS SPORTS commun1ty°membersP°NSORED BY ™E education department AND

LOCAL

MORE THAN 1 OOO COMPETITORS ENTERED THE 20 FIELD AND EVENTS WHICH INCLUDED HIGH JUMP, LONG JUMP, SHOT PUTT, 60 AND 100 METRE RACES, AND 400 METRE AND 800 METRE RELAYS.

WINNERS OF EACH EVENT RECEIVED PRIZES AND SOUVENIRS.

TRACK

METRE

GHA'RED BY THE PRINCIPAL OF CHUNG UK TSUEN PUBLIC KIU SAW SCHOOL,MR W0NG CHUN-LOY, THE ASSOCIATION ORGANISES SWIMMING, TABLE TENNIS, BADMINTON, VOLLEY BALL, FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL COMPETITIONS, THE WINNERS OF WHICH REPRESENT TUEN MUN IN INTERDISTR ICT LEAGUES.

of theRassoc*ation THE district’s pr,mary SCHOOLS ARE ALSO MEMBERS

OFFFICIATING AT TODAY’S PRIZE PRESENTATION WEREi THE CHAIRMAN CF THE HEUNG YEE KUK AND PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR LAU WONG-FAT- THE HONORARY CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR H.S. HO- TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BILLY LAM- AND THE DISTRICT SENIOR EDUCATION OFF ICER, MR C.S. TANG.

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NINETY ELDERLY PEOPLE FROM NORTH DISTRICT SPENT THIS MORNING (THURSDAY) VISITING THE SPACE MUSEUM.

THE VISIT WAS ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR ELDERLY ACTIVITIES AND SPONSORED BY A LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ELDERLY, THE CYPRESS CLUB.

ACCOMPANYING THE GROUP WERE SOCIAL WORKERS FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

AFTER THE VISIT THE ELDERLY PEOPLE WERE TAKEN FOR A DIM SUM LUNCH.

OTHER ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE ELDERLY OF NORTH DISTRICT INCLUDE A CANTONESE OPERA AND A LUNAR NEW YEAR FEAST.

THE DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED $48 000 TO THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE THIS FINANCIAL YEAR.

CHAIRED BY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR CHEUNG KUEN, THE COMMITTEE CONSISTS OF EIGHT OFFICIAL AND 12 UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS.

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BAND FESTIVAL CONCERT * * *

FOUR MAESTROS WILL CONDUCT TWO BANDS AT A CONCERT OF THE FOURTH HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL ON THE EVENING OF NOVEMBER 12.

THEY ARE FUNG WING-KIT AND PAK WING-HANG FROM THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT’S MUSIC OFFICE, JOHN CHENG FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, AND ISAO MURAMATSU OF THE SHUJITSU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BAND OF JAPAN.

THE TWO BANDS ARE THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND AND THE SHUJITSU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BAND.

THE HONG KONG SYMPHONIC BAND WILL PLAY THE FANFARE FROM +LA PERE+ BY PAUL DUKAS, ONE OF THE MOST SPARKLING FANFARES COMPOSED THIS CENTURY.

THE SHUJITSU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BAND OF JAPAN WILL PERFORM THE CZECH COMPOSER VACLAV NELHYBEL’S TWO SYMPHONIC MOVEMENTS FOR CONCERT BAND.

FUNG WING-KIT GRADUATED FROM THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, MAJORING IN FLUTE PERFORMANCE. HE WORKED FOR TWO YEARS IN THE MUSIC OFFICE, AND IN 1981, OBTAINED A ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB MUSIC FUND SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY AT THE GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA IN LONDON.

MR ISAO MURAMATSU, CONDUCTOR OF THE SHUJITSU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BAND, IS CHIEFLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BAND’S REPUTATION AS THE TOP SCHOOL BAND IN JAPAN. ORIGINALLY TRAINED AS A GEOGRAPHY TEACHER, MURAMATSU LEARNED BAND TRAINING AND CONDUCTING AS A HOBBY.

MR PAK WING-HANG JOINED THE MUSIC OFFICE RECENTLY AFTER STUDYING AT THE GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA.

MR JOHN CHENG, CONSIDERED BY MANY AS THE MENTOR OF THE LOCAL BAND MOVEMENT, NOW WORKS IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

TICKETS AT $5 EACH ARE ON SALE AT THE CENTRES OF THE MUSIC CFFICE AND BRANCHES OF THE TOM LEE PIANO CO. LTD. IN CAMERON AND NATHAN ROADS, AND THE MAN YEE BUILDING.

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1?81

CONTENTS

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ADDITIONAL WATER SUPPLY FROM CHINA.............................. 1

TRAFFIC PLANS FOR Rj

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DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS Ai®DMENTS ......................... 5

SCHOOL SPONSORS PRAISED ......................................... 5

TRADE GROUP SEEKS TSUEN WAN SCHOOL SITE.......................... 6

NSW ESTATE C01MUNITY CENTRE SETS PATTERN ........................ 7

HK YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL STARTS TOMORROW ................ 8

KITE-FLYING DANGER TO PLANES STRESSED..........................   9

RECLAMATION WORK AT BAY......................................... 10

NEW OFFICE OPENED BY LABOUR JOB SERVICE......................... 10

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ADDITIONAL WATER SUPPLY FROM CHINA *****

A DELEGATION FROM THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT LED BY THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR D.W. MCDONALD AND THE DIRECTOR CF WATER SUPPLIES, MR W.D.A. TUCKER HELD DISCUSSION IN GUANGZHOU WITH MR WEI LI NJ I, DIRECTOR OF GUANGDONG PROVINCIAL BUREAU OF WATER CONSERVANCY AND HYDRO-POWER, AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE BUREAU ON THE SUBJECT OF ADDITIONAL WATER SUPPLY TO HONG KONG.

IT WAS AGREED THAT OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS UNTIL THE START CF THE NEXT SUPPLY PERIOD THE GUANGDONG AUTHORITIES WILL INCREASE THE WATER SUPPLY TO HONG KONG BY APPROXIMATELY 30 PER CENT. THIS IS THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF WATER THAT CAN BE PROCESSED THROUGH THE GUANGDONG AND HONG KONG SUPPLY SYSTEMS, AND EVEN THIS CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED BY THE AGREEMENT OF THE GUANGDONG BUREAU TO RESTRICT THE SHUTDOWN PERIOD FOR NORMAL MAINTENANCE PURPOSES FROM TWO MONTHS TO ONE MONTH, AND W’TH CONSIDERABLE EFFORT BY AND INCONVENIENCE TO THE BUREAU IN ADJUSTING THEIR WORKS PROGRAMMES.

FROM THE START OF THE NEXT SUPPLY PERIOD COMMENCING MAY 1, 1982 UNTIL THE END OF FEBRUARY 1983 THE GUANGDONG AUTHORITIES HAVE ALSO AGREED TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF WATER SUPPLY, AND GIVEN FAVOURABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS, IT IS HOPED THAT AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 20 PER CENT CAN BE ACHIEVED.

THE BUREAU WILL ALSO STUDY THE POSSIBILITY OF ADVANCING THEIR DEVELOPMENT WORKS PROGRAMME TO ALLOW FOR FURTHER SUPPLY INCREASES OVER THE THREE YEARS FOLLOWING THE NEXT SUPPLY PERIOD.

HOWEVER, THESE INCREASES IN WATER SUPPLY WILL NOT MEAN THAT THE CURRENT WATER RESTRICTIONS CAN BE LIFTED, BUT THEY WILL HELP TO REDUCE THE RISK OF PROLONGED OR MORE RESTRICTIVE WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES.

AS A RESULT OF HIGHER OPERATION AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS, HEAVY INCREASES IN ELECTRICITY CHARGES AND THE NEED TO PUMP MORE WATER FROM THE EAST RIVER SOURCE THAN CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE NATURAL CATCHMENT AREAS OF THE SHENZHEN RESERVOIR, THE GUANGDONG BUREAU HAS FOUND IT NECESSARY TO REQUEST AN INCREASE IN THE RATE OF CHARGES FOR THE SUPPLY OF WATER TO HONG KONG. THE NEW RATE WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 66 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THE CURRENT RATE AND WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE FROM JANUARY 1, 1982.

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TRAFFIC PLANS FOR REMEMBRANCE DAY

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 8) FOR THE REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE TO BE HELD AT THE CENOTAPH, CENTRAL.

THEY ARE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES:

* CHATER ROAD, BETWEEN PEDDER STREET AND JACKSON ROAD, WILL BE CLOSED FROM 6 AM TO 12 NOON-

* JACKSON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM TO 12 NOON-

* THE SLIP ROAD OFF CHATER ROAD LEADING TO FURAMA HOTEL WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10.30 AM TO 12 NOON-

* THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, BETWEEN HARCOURT ROAD AND ICE HOUSE STREET, WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10.30 AM TO 12 NOON- AND

* THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH EDINBURGH PLACE EAST AND EDINBURGH PLACE WEST, WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10.53 AM TO 12 NOON.

TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS

K ICE HOUSE STREET, BETWEEN CHATER ROAD AND CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND FROM 6 AM TO 12 NOON-

* CLUB STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND FROM 10 AM TO 12 NOON-

* THE SECTION OF EDINBURGH PLACE EAST OF THE STAR FERRY TAXI STAND AND ITS JUNCTION WITH CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, WILL BE TURNED INTO A TWO-WAY CUL-DE-SAC FROM 10.53 AM TO 12 NOON-

X EDINBURGH PLACE EAST WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND FROM 10.53 AM TO 12 NOON-

* WESTBOUND TRAFFIC ON HARCOURT ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE COTTON TREE DRIVE, THE FLYOVER, QUEENSWAY, QUEEN’S ROAD, CENTRAL, BETWEEN 10.30 AM TO 12 NOON-AND

* EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, WILL BE DIVERTED VIA EDINBURGH PLACE WEST, PASSING QUEEN’S PIER AND EDINBURGH PLACE EAST BETWEEN

10.53 AM TO 12 NOON.

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CAR PARKING

FROM MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, TO 12 NOON ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, ALL PARKING SPACES IN JACKSON ROAD AND CLUB STREET aILL BE SUSPENDED.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, MAXICABS AND FLAG CARS, wILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS IN JACKSON ROAD, CLUB STREET, LAMBETH WALK, EDINBURGH PLACE wEST, EDINBURGH PLACE, QUEEN’S PIER, EDINBURGH PLACE EAST AND CHATER ROAD.

AND FROM MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY TILL 1 PM ON SUNDAY, THERE WILL BE NO PARKING ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND ROOF OF THE STAR FERRY MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK.

FRANCHISED BUS SERVICES

BETWEEN 6 AM AND 12 NOON, A NUMBER OF CMB BUS SERVICES WILL BE RE-ROUTED.

THEY ARE:

CMB ROUTES 1, 2, 6, 11, 15, 25, 61 AND 260, AFTER LEAVING THEIR RESPECTIVE BUS TERMINI IN CENTRAL, WILL OPERATE ALONG CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL (EASTBOUND), THEN U-TURN INTO CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL (WESTBOUND), POTTINGER STREET, DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL, QUEENSWAY AND RESUME NORMAL ROUTINGS.

CMB ROUTES 3, 12, 12A, AFTER LEAVING THEIR RESPECTIVE BUS TERMINI IN CENTRAL, WILL OPERATE ALONG CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL (EASTBOUND), THEN U-TURN INTO CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL (WESTBOUND), POTTINGER STREET, DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL, QUEENSWAY, ADMIRALTY MTR STATION (WEST), COTTON TREE DRIVE SLIP ROAD AND THEN RESUME NORMAL.

CMB ROUTES 23A, 24 AND 40M WILL OPERATE VIA ARBUTHNOT ROAD, WYNDHAM STREET, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, GARDEN ROAD, THE FLYOVER, QUEENSWAY AND THEN RESUME NORMAL.

CMB ROUTE 23E WILL OPERATE STRAIGHT DOWN GARDEN ROAD, THE FLYOVER, QUEENSWAY AND THEN RESUME NORMAL.

CMB ROUTES 5B, ID AND 20 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL, INSTEAD OF CHATER ROAD.

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WESTBOUND BUSES ON CMB ROUTES 1 AND 2 WILL

OPERATE ALONG HENNESSY ROAD, QUEENSWAY, QUEEN’S ROAD, CENTRAL, REDDER STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, AND THEN RESUME NORMAL.

WESTBOUND BUSES ON CMB ROUTE 24 WILL OPERATE

ALONG GLOUCESTER ROAD, FENWICK STREET, HENNESSY

ROAD, QUEENSWAY, QUEEN’S ROAD, CENTRAL, REDDER

STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, AND THEN RESUME NORMAL.

HONG KONG-BOUND CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTE 103 WILL OPERATE VIA QUEENSWAY, COTTON TREE DRIVE AND THEN RESUME NORMAL. ROUTE 200 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA QUEENSWAY, QUEEN’S ROAD, CENTRAL, REDDER STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL, AND TERMINATE AT THE CENTRAL BUS STATION.

THE KOWLOON-BOUND SERVICE OF ROUTE 103 WILL OPERATE STRAIGHT DOWN GARDEN ROAD, THE FLYOVER, QUEENSWAY AND THEN RESUME NORMAL.

AIRPORT COACH NO. 200, AFTER LEAVING THE CENTRAL BUS STATION, WILL OPERATE VIA CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL (EASTBOUND), U-TURN INTO CONNAUGHT ROAD, CENTRAL (WESTBOUND), POTTINGER STREET, DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL, QUEENSWAY AND THEN RESUME NORMAL.

BETWEEN 10 AM AND 12 NOON CMB ROUTES 5M AND 70M WILL TERMINATE AT DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL, OUTSIDE STATUE SQUARE (AT THE BUS STOP BEING OBSERVED BY ROUTES 104 AND 105). THEY WILL THEN OPERATE VIA DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL, QUEENSWAY, ADMIRALTY MTR STATION (WEST), COTTON TREE DRIVE SLIP ROAD, COTTON TREE DRIVE, THE FLYOVER, QUEENSWAY, DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL, AND THEN RESUME NORMAL.

MAXICAB SERVICES

BETWEEN MIDNIGHT ON NOVEMBER 7 AND 12 NOON ON NOVEMBER 8, THE MAXICAB TERMINI AT EDINBURGH PLACE EAST (HMS) TAMAR WILL BE SUSPENDED AND MAXICAB ROUTES 1, 2, AND 3 WILL TERMINATE AT LAMBETH WALK.

MAXICAB ROUTES 8, 9, AND 22, AFTER DEPARTING FROM THEIR TERMINI AT STAR FERRY, WILL BE DIVERTED NORTH TO QUEEN’S PIER BETWEEN 10.53 AM AND 12 NOON.

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

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DANGEROUS GOODS REGULATIONS AMENDMENTS * X I I X X

TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE DANGEROUS GOODS (GENERAL) REGULATIONS CAME INTO EFFECT TODAY FOLLOWING THEIR PUBLICATION IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT DEALS WITH A GAS USED IN A NEW PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS FOR SEMI-CONDUCTORS.

ARSINE, A PROHIBITED GAS, IS AN ESSENTIAL SUBSTANCE FOR THE WATER FABRICATION PROCESS AND CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED BY ANY OTHER GAS.

AS THE USE OF THE NEW PROCESS WOULD RESULT IN THE INTRODUCTION OF MORE HIGH TECHNOLOGY INTO HONG KONG, AND ENABLE THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR TO DIVERSIFY INTO NEW PRODUCT LINES, IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO PERMIT ARSINE TO BE IMPORTED UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

THE REGULATIONS PROVIDE FOR LICENCES TO BE ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, WHO WILL ENFORCE STRINGENT SAFETY CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE IMPORT, STORAGE AND USE OF ARSINE BY THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY.

THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS SIMPLY A TIDYING UP EXERCISE TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT A LICENCE IS REQUIRED FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF CERTAIN DANGEROUS GOODS BY SEA.

THE ORIGINAL WORDING OF THE REGULATIONS IMPLIED THAT AS A LICENCE WAS NOT REQUIRED FOR THE CONVEYANCE OF THESE DANGEROUS GOODS BY LAND, THEIR CONVEYANCE BY SEA WAS ALSO EXEMPT FROM THE LICENSING REQUIREMENT.

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NINE YEARS OF FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUCATION WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE ASSISTANCE AND CO-OPERATION OF AIDED SCHOOL SPONSORS AND SCHOOL AUTHORITIES, THE DIRECTOR CF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE, SAID THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING.

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER OF THE HONG KONG SUBSIDISED SECONDARY SCHOOLS COUNCIL.

IN A TRIBUTE TO THE COUNCIL, MR HAYE NOTED THAT MEMBERSHIP HAD RISEN FROM 84 SCHOOLS TO 184 SCHOOLS IN THE LAST DECADE.

♦AT TODAY’S PRICES THAT REPRESENTS A MASSIVE CAPITAL INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION OF NEARLY $2 000 MILLION, WHICH IS REMARKABLE BY ANY STANDARDS.*

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NOTING THAT THE RAPID EXPANSION OF THE AIDED SECTOR WAS IN THE DIRECT LINE OF GOVERNMENT POLICY, MR HAYE WENT ON TO SAY THAT IT WAS ONLY RIGHT AND PROPER THAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG SHOULD BE HELPED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO HELP THEMSELVES.

♦THIS HAS BEEN DESCRIBED BY SOME OF OUR CRITICS AS AN ABDICATION OF RESPONSIBILITY, BUT IT IS THE QUICKEST, MOST ECONOMICAL, AND EFFECTIVE MANNER IN WHICH WE CAN EXPAND SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MOST PEOPLE.+

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THE TSUEN WAN TRADE ASSOCIATION WISHES TO OBTAIN A SITE TO BUILD A SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT, THE TOWN MANAGER, DR JAMES HAYES, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

♦WE SHALL BE LOOKING INTO THE POSITION WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE TSUEN WAN PROJECT MANAGER TO SEE WHAT THE PROSPECTS ARE,+ HE SAID.

DR HAYES WAS SPEAKING AT THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE ASSOCIATION AND THE INAUGURATION OF ITS FIFTH TERM OFFICE-BEARERS.

HE ALSO PRAISED THE ASSOCIATION’S WORK ON BEHALF OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, TO WHICH IT HAD PROVIDED ALL KINDS OF SERVICES OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS, AND STRESSED THAT THE NEED FOR ITS ASSISTANCE TO HIS OFFICE AND THE TOWN WAS GREATER THAN EVER.

EARLIER, THE CHAIRMAN, MR CHOW KWAN-SHING, SPOKE OF THE ASSOCIATION’S AIMS.

THE ASSOCIATION, HE SAID, HAD OPERATED A FREE NIGHT SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT BETWEEN 1955 AND 1966, AND SINCE THEN IT HAD BEEN PROVIDING SCHOLARSHIPS TO NEEDY STUDENTS.

♦WE WOULD THEREFORE LIKE TO CONTINUE OUR AIM OF PROMOTING EDUCATION, BUT WE HOPE WE CAN BE PROVIDED WITH SOME FINANCIAL AID AND A SITE FOR A SCHOOL PREM ISES,♦ HE SAID.

MP CHOW SAID IF T^EY WERE ABLE TO SOLICIT ALL THE NECESSARY HELP, AND OBTAIN SUPPORT FROM THE AUTHORITIES, THE SCHOOL COULD BE READY IN THREE TO FOUR YEARS.

TWENTY-EIGHT EXECC IVE MEMBERS, INCLUDING THE CHAIRMAN AND TWO VICE-CHAIRMEN, WERE SWORN IN FOR A TERM OF TWO YEARS.

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NEW ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE SETS PATTERN ft ft ft ft

THE NEW TAI WO HAU ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE IS THE FIRST TO BE BUILT HERE IN ACCORDANCE WITH A NEW DESIGN AGREED IN 1977, SETTING THE PATTERN FOR FUTURE ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRES, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY MARKING THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE.

IN THE PAST, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT OPERATED A NUMBER OF ESTATE WELFARE BUILDINGS AIMED AT PROVIDING CO-ORDINATED WELFARE SERVICES UNDER ONE ROOF.

♦WITH THE GROWING NEED TO FOSTER BETTER COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS, THE DEPARTMENT FOUND THAT THE OLD-TYPE ESTATE WELFARE BUILDING, BUILT AFTER THE FASHION OF AN ESTATE PRIMARY SCHOOL, COULD NOT COPE ADEQUATELY WITH COMMUNITY DEMANDS,♦ MR ALLEYNE SAID.

WHAT WAS NEEDED WAS *A FOCAL POINT WHERE LOCAL PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS CAN MEET AND PLAN TOGETHER PROGRAMMES, FUNCTIONS AND PROJECTS TO MEET THEIR OWN NEEDS AND TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE AREA WHERE THEY LIVE.*

TO MEET SUCH NEEDS, ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE BUILDINGS WERE PLANNED TO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR CONFERENCES, RECREATION, READING AND SELF-STUDY, INTEREST GROUPS. CHILD CARE SERVICES AND SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED.

MR ALLEYNE DESCRIBED THE SERVICES PROVIDED AT THE NEW CENTRE AS *A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE JOINT EFFORTS OF BOTH VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND THE GOVERNMENT*.

HE EXPRESSED HOPE THAT THE TEAM SPIRIT WOULD CARRY ON SO THAT VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARDS THE COMMON GOAL OF BETTER SERVING THE COMMUNITY.

THE TAI WO HAU ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE. BUILT ON AN 8DO-SQUARE-METRE SITE, SERVES MORE THAN 70 000 PEOPLE LIVING IN THE ESTATE AND IN NEIGHBOURING KWAI CHUNG.

ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND IN AN ANNEX TO THE MAIN BUILDING IS A MULTI-PURPOSE HALL LARGE ENOUGH FOR MASS FUNCTIONS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

THE MAIN BUILDING ITSELF HAS SIX FLOORS WHERE A VARIETY OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED, INCLUDING A GROUP AND COMMUNITY WORK UNIT, • SERVICE CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY, A CHILD AND YOUTH CENTRE, A RE-DI NG AND SELF-STUDY ROOM, A YOUTH CENTRE FOR THE MENTALLY RETARDED AND A NURSERY.

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HK YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL STARTS TOMORROW * * * *

THE FOURTH HONG KCNG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL — ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH TOM LEE MUSIC FOUNDATION — WILL START TOMORROW MORNING.

A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR WONG LAM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT STATUE SQUARE AT THE JUNCTION OF CHATER AND CONNAUGHT ROADS, AT 11 AM.

FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, THERE WILL BE A LION DANCE PERFORMING TO THE RHYTHM OF A 15-PIECE BAND MUSIC.

A SHORT CONCERT WILL ALSO BE GIVEN BY THE BAND ON THE TOP OF AN OPEN DOUBLE-DECK BUS.

THIRTY MINUTES LATER, THE SAME BAND WILL BE PERFORMING AT SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND FOR AN HOUR FOLLOWED BY A SHOW AT VICTORIA PARK.

AT 2.30 PM, THE BAND WILL STAGE ITS FIRST KOWLOON CONCERT, AT THE CONCOURSE OF THE SPACE MUSEUM IN TSIM SHA TSUI.

SUBSEQUENT PERFORMANCES WILL BE GIVEN AT MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND AND AT KOWLOON PARK.

ON SUNDAY, PEOPLE VISITING THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE TREATED TO A PROMENADE CONCERT AT FANLING PLAYGROUND.

POP AND CLASSICAL MUSIC WILL REVERBERATE IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS AS MORE THAN 10 BANDS ARE SCHEDULED TO PERFORM ENMASSE.

THEY CONSIST OF MORE THAN 350 PLAYERS FROM 10 SCHOOL BANDS AND YOUTH BANDS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S MUSIC OFFICE. THE FIRST AND SECOND GURKHA RIFLES BAND WILL ALSO GIVE A CONCERT.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE BAND FESTIVAL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT STATUE SQUARE AT 11 AM AND THE PROMENADE CONCERT ON SUNDAY STARTING AT 2.30 PM.

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KITE-FLYING DANGER TO PLANES STRESSED * * * *

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT COMMUNITY LEADERS TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO HAVE A LOOK AT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL WORK IN CONNECTION WITH A MONTH-LONG SAFE-KITE-FLYING CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED JOINTLY BY THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, KOWLOON CITY, THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT.

ACCOMPANIED BY MRS CLARIE LO, CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (KOWLOON CITY), THE TEN MEMBERS OF THE TO KWA WAN NORTH AND SOUTH AREA COMMITTEES WERE RECEIVED AT THE AIRPORT BY MR PETER LOK, AIR TRAFFIC GENERAL MANAGER, CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT.

THEY TOURED THE CONTROL TOWER AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTRE AND SAW HOW AIRCRAFT WERE GUIDED IN AND OUT OF HONG KONG.

THE VISITORS WERE BRIEFED ON THE BASIC RULES FOR THE SAFE OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT AND ON REGULATIONS GOVERNING KITE-FLYING. THE POTENTIAL DANGER OF KITE-FLYING, PARTICULARLY WHEN AIRCRAFT ARE IN THEIR FINAL APPROACH TO THE AIRPORT, WAS STRESSED AT THE MEETING.

THREE MORE GROUPS OF AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS FROM HUNG HOM, HO MAN TIN, SAI TAU, KOWLOON CITY, KOWLOON TONG AND MA TAU WEI WILL BE MAKING SIMILAR VISITS TO THE AIRPORT BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN ENDS IN LATE NOVEMBER.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT SAID IT WAS HOPED THAT, THROUGH THEIR COMMUNITY LEADERS, RESIDENTS WOULD REALISE THE POTENTIAL HAZARDS OF KITE-FLYING TO AVIATION SAFETY AND WOULD NOT ALLOW THEIR CHILDREN TO FLY KITES NEAR THE AIRPORT.

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RECLAMATION WORK AT BAY MUM*

RECLAMATION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT LEI YUE MUN BAY TO YIELD ABOUT 16 HECTARES OF LAND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CHAI WAN DEPOT OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE.

WORK ON THE PROJECT TO FACILITATE THE DISPOSAL OF SPOIL FROM RAILWAY WORKS ON THE ISLAND LINE, WILL BEGIN NEXT MONTH AND BE CARRIED OUT IN STAGES.

NO PRIVATE LAND IS AFFECTED. HOWEVER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY (LAND RESUMPTION AND RELATED PROVISIONS) ORDINANCE, ANV PERSON WHOSE PRIVATE RIGHTS MAY BE EXTINGUISHED BY THE RECLAMATION IS ENTITLED TO SUBMIT A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM TODAY (FRIDAY).

A COPY OF THE PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, C.G.O. WEST WING- THE PWD HEADQUARTERS, MURRAY BUILDING, 19/F, GARDEN ROAD AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (EASTERN) 884-886, KING’S ROAD BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO NOON ON SATURDAYS.

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NEW OFFICE OPENED BY LABOUR JOB SERVICE X X X X

ANOTHER BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (LES) OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED AT TSZ WAN SHAN, KOWLOON, AT 3 PM ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 9).

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR. MR J.N. HENDERSON, AND THE CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SAN PO KONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE, MR LEUNG HOK-NIN AND MR YIU CHUNG-LAP RESPECTIVELY WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW OFFICE WAS ANOTHER STEP IN IMPROVING THE LES’S SERVICE BY PROVIDING WIDER COVERAGE.

THE OFFICE, LOCATED AT UNITS 1-4 AND 37-40, LOK ON HOUSE.

TSZ LOK ESTATE, TSZ WAN SHAN WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING SAN PO KONG OFFICE TO SERVE THE TSZ WAN SHAN AND PART OF THE WONG TAI SIN AREAS, WHICH HAVE A COMBINED POPULATION OF ABOUT 250 000.

THE NEW OFFICE IS COMPLETE WITH DISPLAY FACILITIES TO ENABLE JOB SEEKERS TO MAKE THEIR OWN PRELIMINARY SELECTION OF JOBS.

IT IS ALSO LINKED UP WITH 14 OTHER BRANCH OFFICES BY A FACSIMILE SYSTEM, PROVIDING AN EFFICIENT AND SPEEDY MEANS OF DISSEMINATING VACANCY INFORMATION.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

LADY MACLEHOSE LAUNCHES +CLEAN FOR CHARITY+ ................. ■]

MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS ....................... 2

CUSTOMS' ROLE IN TRADE FACILITATIONS AND CONTROLS ........... 5

TSUEN 7/AN SPORTS FESTIVAL OPENS ............................ 6

HOME FOR THE AGED IN SAI KUNG RENOVATED ..................... 7

FLYOVER CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE .............................. 7

IMPORTANCE OF MORAL EDUCATION STRESSED ...................... 8

rating and valuation department moves to hennessy centre .... 8

LEARNING IS BEST INVESTMENT, SAYS SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION .... 9

OFFICIAL OPENING OF PAK TIN COMMUNITY HALT .................. 9

FIRING PRACTICE REMINDER

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LADY MACLEHOSE LAUNCHES +CLEAN FOR CHARITY+

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THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TWO WEEKS AGO PROMISES A NEW AND VIGOROUS ASSAULT ON THE SENSELESS AND SELFISH LITTERING WHICH +BLIGHTS OUR CITY AND THE COUNTRYSIDE AROUND IT,* LADY MACLEHOSE SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE +CLEAN FOR CHARITY* ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY CHEST, SHE SAIDi +NONE OF US LIKES TO LIVE IN A DIRTY HOME, STILL LESS TO RECEIVE VISITORS WHEN OUR HOMES ARE UNTIDY. SO NONE OF US CAN BE PROUD OF A CITY WHICH GREETS OVERSEAS VISITORS WITH REFUSE BLOWING IN THE GUTTERS OR STREWN ACROSS OUR PARKS AND BEACHES.*

LADY MACLEHOSE SAID THE SHEER FORCE OF NUMBERS IN OUR CROWDED CITY MAGNIFIES THE EFFECT OF CASUAL LITTERING BY ONLY A FEW PEOPLE.

*IT COSTS US A GREAT DEAL TO PUT RIGHT THEIR THOUGHTLESSNESS. BUT WE CAN REDUCE IT BY PERSUASION, BY EDUCATION AND ABOVE ALL BY OUR OWN EXAMPLE.*

SHE SAID SHE WAS GLAD THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD BE MORE AND MORE INVOLVED IN THIS WORK, +FOR IT IS THEY WHO ARE TAKING TO THE COUNTRYSIDE FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF THEIR LEISURE TIME.*

LADY MACLEHOSE SAID HONG KONG PEOPLE ARE ALREADY WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR WILLINGNESS TO PART WITH MONEY FOR CHARITABLE CAUSES AND SHE CONGRATULATED THE INGENUITY OF THE ORGANISERS OF THE +CLEAN FOR CHARITY* CAMPAIGN FOR HARNESSING THIS TRAIT TO SUCH A PRACTICAL AND PRAISE-WORTHY END.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE +CLEAN FOR CHARITY* CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, W ERIC BR ISLEY, THANKED LADY MACLEHOSE AND ALL THOSE PRESENT FOR GIVING A +HELPFUL PUSH* IN LAUNCHING THE PROJECT, WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY CHEST FOR THE SECOND YEAR.

LAST YEAR, A TOTAL OF $220 000 WAS RAISED BY 18 PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS.

MR BRISLEY SAID, +IN THIS SECOND YEAR, WE ARE SETTING OUT TO SPREAD OUR WINGS A LITTLE MORE.

+WHEREAS LAST YEAR MOST OF THE TEAMS WERE FROM LOCAL BUSINESS HOUSES, THIS YEAR WE ARE HOPING TO INVOLVE TEAMS FROM MORE SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, YOUNG PEOPLE’S ORGANISATIONS, SUCH AS SCOUTS AND GUIDES, AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN SOME OF THE LARGER HOUSING ESTATES IN HONG KONG.*

HE REALISED THAT WHILE THE YOUNGER PEOPLE COULD MAKE A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION IN TERMS OF EFFORT, THEY MIGHT HAVE MORE DIFFICULTY IN RAISING SUBSTANTIAL SPONSORSHIP.

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♦ON THE OTHER HAND,* MR BR ISLEY SAID, +THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE, WHO WHILE VERY WILLING TO SUPPORT SUCH A WORTHWHILE CAUSE MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN RAISING A SUITABLE TEAM.

+THE COMMUNITY CHEST IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO PUT THESE TWO TOGETHER SO THAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE DO THE WORK AND ARE SPONSORED BY THOSE WHO PERHAPS CAN MORE EASILY AFFORD TO HELP THE COMMUNITY CHEST’S GOOD CAUSE,* HE ADDED.

ACCOMPANIED BY MR BR ISLEY AND THE CO-ORDINATOR OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, MR MARTIN LEWIS, LADY MACLEHOSE LATER PRESENTED BANNERS AND GLOVES TO REPRESENTATIVES OF PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS TO SIGNIFY THE START OF THE PROJECT.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, 10 PARTICIPATING TEAMS SET OFF TO CLEAf THE FIRST LOT OF THE 51 LOCATIONS SELECTED BY THE COMMITTEE.

THESE INCLUDE THE CHUNG HOM KOK BEACH, TAI MO SHAN, VICTORIA PARK, TONG FOOK BEACH AND PO TOI ISLAND.

DURING THE +CLEAN FOR CHARITY* CAMPAIGN, WHICH WILL LAST UNTIL APRIL NEXT YEAR, 40 TEAMS WILL CLEAN THE 51 SITES ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS TO RAISE $300 000 FOR THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

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THE MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR SEPTEMBER 1981 ARE PUBLISHED TODAY. THEY SHOW SHARP FALLS IN SEPTEMBER IN THE GROWTH RATES OF THE MONEY SUPPLY (M3 AND HK$M3) AND OF LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG. THEY ALSO SHOW THAT IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1981 THE GROWTH RATES OF THE MONEY SUPPLY AND OF LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG WERE VERY SHARPLY REDUCED FROM THE FIRST TWO QUARTERS CF THE YEAR.

IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 1981 (THE LONGEST PERIOD FOR WHICH THE SERIES IS AVAILABLE) HK$M3 HAS RISEN BY 15.8 PER CENT, EQUIVALENT TO AN ANNUAL RATE OF SOME 22 PER CENT, WHILE LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG HAVE RISEN BY 32 PER CENT (AN ANNUAL RATE

CF SOME 45 PER CENT). IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF THE YEAR HK$M3

FELL BY 0.4 PER CENT (A FALL OF 1.6 PER CENT A YEAR) WHILE LOANS

FOR USE IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 6.3 PER CENT (AN ANNUAL RATE OF

SOME 28 PER CENT).

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THE QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LENDING IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR SHOWS THAT IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1981 LOANS TO THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR ROSE BY 5.3 PER CENT, AFTER A RISE OF 8.9 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER. LOANS TO THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SECTOR EXPANDED BY 9.7 PER CENT, DOWN FROM AN INCREASE OF 16.3 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. LOANS TO THE TRANSPORT AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT SECTOR FELL BY 7.9 PER CENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 15.6 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

BORROWING BY INDIVIDUALS TO PURCHASE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ROSE BY 12.6 PER CENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER, COMPARED WITH A RISE CF 7.9 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER. BORROWING BY INDIVIDUALS FOR OTHER PURPOSES ROSE BY 10.5 PER CENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER, AFTER INCREASING BY 10.7 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.

THE DETAILED FIGURES ARE SET OUT IN THREE TABLES WHICH HAVE BEEN BOXED FOR COLLECTION. TABLE 1 SETS OUT THE DETAILED FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER 1981, AND FOR EARLIER MONTHS, FROM THE NEW SERIES OF STATISTICS NOW BEING COLLECTED UNDER THE MONETARY STATISTICS ORDINANCE 1980. THE NEW SERIES IS BEING PUBLISHED EACH MONTH. TABLE 2 SETS OUT THE FIGURES FOR SEPTEMBER 1981 FROM THE ORIGINAL SERIES OF MONEY AND BANKING FIGURES, COLLECTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF BANK ING/COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES. TABLE 3 SETS OUT SOME SELECTED FIGURES FROM THE QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS AND ADVANCES IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR. ALSO ATTACHED IS A NOTE OF DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS OF THE MONEY SUPPLY.

MONEY SUPPLY - NEW SERIES

THE MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS IN THE NEW SERIES ROSE SLIGHTLY IN SEPTEMBER, WITH M3 - TOTAL UP BY 0.9 PER CENT AND HK$M3 UP BY 0.3 PER CENT, AFTER INCREASING BY 3.3 PER CENT AND 2.7 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN AUGUST. IN THE THIRD QUARTER M3 -TOTAL ROSE BY 0.8 PER CENT, BUT HK$M3 FELL BY 0.4 PER CENT, AS COMPARED TO THEIR RESPECTIVE INCREASES OF 12.5 PER CENT AND 8.5 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG - NEW SERIES

LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE IN SEPTEMBER BY 3.5 PER CENT, AFTER A RISE OF 4.5 PER CENT IN AUGUSTi LOANS BY BANKS ROSE SLIGHTLY FASTER THAN IN AUGUST, WHILE LOANS BY DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY MUCH LESS THAN IN AUGUST. IN THE THIRD QUARTER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 6.3 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A 13.4 PER CENT RISE IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

MONEY SUPPLY - ORIGINAL SERIES

THE MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS IN THE ORIGINAL SERIES ROSE SLIGHTLY IN SEPTEMBER, WITH M3 UP BY 1.0 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH AN INCREASE OF 3.3 PER CENT IN AUGUST. IN THE THIRD QUARTER M3 ROSE BY 0.8 PER CENT, AFTER A RISE OF 12.6 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

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LOANS IN HONG KONG - ORIGINAL SERIES

THE GROWTH RATE OF TOTAL LOANS AND ADVANCES IN HONG KONG IN SEPTEMBER, AT 3.4 PER CENT, WAS UNCHANGED FROM THAT IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. IN THE THIRD QUARTER, TOTAL LOANS AND ADVANCES IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 6.2 PER CENT, MUCH REDUCED FROM AN INCREASE OF 12.8 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

UNLIKE THE NEW SERIES THESE FIGURES DO NOT IDENTIFY THE PLACE WHERE THE LOANS ARE TO BE USED, BECAUSE A BORROWER IN HONG KONG MAY VERY WELL BORROW IN HONG KONG FOR USE OUTSIDE HONG KONG.

FOREIGN ASSETS

THE NET IDENTIFIABLE FOREIGN ASSETS OF ALL BANKS INCREASED IN SEPTEMBER BY $1 320 MN. AND THOSE OF DTCS BY $1 012 MN., INDICATING A NET INFLOW OF FUNDS INTO THE HONG KONG MONETARY SECTOR OF $2 332 MN., AFTER A NET INFLOW OF $1 770 MN. IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. PART OF THE INCREASE IN REPORTED FOREIGN ASSETS REFLECTED THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR IN SEPTEMBER AGAINST THE USS AND OTHER CURRENCIES, AND A CONSEQUENT INCREASE IN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR EQUIVALENT OF ASSETS DENOMINATED IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES.

IN THE THIRD QUARTER THE NET INFLOW OF FUNDS INTO HONG KONG AMOUNTED TO $1 840 MN., COMPARED WITH A NET INFLOW OF $3 681 MN. IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

BALANCE SHEET RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL BANKS IN HONG KONG ROSE IN SEPTEMBER TO 52.1 PER CENT FROM 50.1 PER CENT IN AUGUST, THOUGH THE LOAN/DEPOSIT RATIO ROSE TO 121.9 PER CENT AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER FROM 120.0 PER CENT AT THE END OF AUGUST.

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE TO 46.7 PER CENT IN SEPTEMBER FROM 44.6 PER CENT IN AUGUST, THOUGH THE LOAN/DEPOSIT RATIO AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER ROSE TO 72.2 PER CENT FROM 69.7 PER CENT AT THE END OF AUGUST, REFLECTING A REDUCTION IN DEPOSITS WITH DTCS DURING THE MONTH.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING BANKS ROSE BY TWO IN SEPTEMBER TO 117. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES REMAINED UNCHANGED IN THE MONTH AT 348.

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CUSTOMS’ ROLE IN TRADE FACILITATIONS AND CONTROLS * * * *

THE IMPORTANT RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE IN FACILITATION OF TRADE WERE TODAY (SATURDAY) ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE HON R.H. LOBO, UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

ADDRESSING THE PASSING-OUT PARADE OF 40 INSPECTORS AND 93 CUSTOMS OFFICERS AT THE TAI LAM CHUNG TRAINING SCHOOL, MR LOBO SAID THAT THE OPENING UP OF CHINA TO TRADE, AND THE INCREASINGLY LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE MOVING ACROSS THE HONG KONG BORDER, HAD PUT IMMENSE PRESSURE ON THE SERVICE.

♦YOU HAVE TO UNDERTAKE A WIDE RANGE OF DUTIES, FROM COLLECTION OF DUTY TO SUCH TRADE FACILITATION AS THAT CONCERNED WITH ORIGIN CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING. AT THE SAME TIME YOU HAVE TO BEAR IN MIND THE NECESSITY NOT TO IMPOSE BURDENSOME HINDRANCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS VITAL TRADING LINK. THE TWIN OBJECTIVES -CONTROL AND FACILITATION ARE OFTEN CONTRADICTORY,+ HE TOLD THE PASSING-OUT RECRUITS.

+THE PRESENT TALKS ON THE RENEWAL OF THE MULTI-FIBRE ARRANGEMENT ALSO POINT TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SOUND CONTROLS OVER EXPORTS.

♦THERE ARE THOSE IN HONG KONG - FORTUNATELY ONLY A FEW - WHO WOULD SEEK TO EVADE THE QUOTA ARRANGEMENTS THAT EXIST BETWEEN HONG KONG AND SEVERAL KEY MARKETS, AND IN SO DOING AFFECT THE TRADING REPUTATION OF HONG KONG AS A WHOLE.

♦THIS DISREPUTABLE MINORITY CAN ULTIMATELY ONLY BE DISSUADED BY SOUND LAW AND EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT. I NOTE WITH SATISFACTION THE RESULTS ACHIEVED BY THE SERVICE, AND BY YOUR COLLEAGUES IN THE TRADE CONTROLS DIVISION, IN BRINGING THE SELFISH TO BOOK, HE ADDED.

TURNING TO OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT, MR LOBO COMMENDED THE CUSTOMS SERVICE FOR THEIR SUCCESS IN THE SUPPRESSION OF NARCOTICS AND FOR THEIR CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH THE POLICE IN SUCH WORK WHENEVER COLLABORATION WAS APPROPRIATE. HE SAIDi +THE SUCCESSFUL WORKING OF THE JOINT INTELLIGENCE UNIT MANNED BY POLICE AND CUSTOMS OFFICERS AT KAI TAK IS AN EXAMPLE OF SUCH UNDERSTANDING AND COULD BE AN EXAMPLE TO OTHER ADMINISTRATIONS.

♦THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE HAS ALSO ENSURED HONG KONG HAS A GOOD NAME IN THE SUPPRESSION OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. THIS FRAUD IS NO LONGER LIMITED TO MUSICAL CASSETTE TAPES AND BOOKS. THE SUCCESSFUL RAIDS CARRIED OUT BY THE COPYRIGHT DIVISION HAVE UNCOVERED PIRATE VIDEO TAPES AS WELL. ONCE AGAIN THE EFFICIENCY AND DETERMINATION SHOWN IN STAMPING OUT YET ANOTHER TYPE OF FRAUD, IS MOST COMMENDABLE.+

THE PASSING-OUT PARADE WAS THE LARGEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE SERVICE.

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TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL OPENS

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THERE IS GROWING APPRECIATION THAT A BALANCE MUST BE FOUND IN SPORTING AND ACADEMIC SKILLS, THE SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION, NR ALAN SCOTT, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

MR SCOTT WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE THIRD TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL AT OSMAN SADICK RAMJU INDOOR GAMES HALL, KWAI CHUNG.

* AS I UNDERSTAND IT, CHINESE TRADITION TENDED TO PLACE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT VERY MUCH SECOND TO ACHIEVEMENT IN EDUCATIONAL SKILLS,* HE SAID.

+THE BRITISH TRADITION, ON THE OTHER HAND, PROBABLY EMPHASISED SPORTING SKILLS AT THE EXPENSE OF ACADEMIC SKILLS.

+WHAT WE FIND NOW IN HONG KONG IS A GROWING APPRECIATION THAT NEITHER VIEW IS CORRECTi THAT A BALANCE MUST BE FOUND,* HE SAID.

HE ALSO DESCRIBED AS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT THE HOLDING OF EVENTS INSIDE HOUSING ESTATES, AN EXCELLENT WAY, HE SAID, TO INVOLVE YET MORE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

MR SCOTT IS PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.

OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS, MORE THAN 70 EVENTS, INCLUDING A GO-KART RACE AND A WATER CARNIVAL, WILL BE HELD AT SPORTING VENUES IN THE DISTRICT.

ADMISSION TO ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS IS FREE. TICKETS AND PROGRAMME BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE, PUBLIC ENQUIRY CENTRES AND OFFICES OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND THE FEDERATION OF TSUEN WAN DISTRICT SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION.

ABOUT $350 000 WILL BE SPENT ON THE FESTIVAL, OF WHICH $250 000 COMES FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE REST FROM LOCAL DONATIONS.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, DR JAMES HAYES, AND THE FESTIVAL CHAIRMAN, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN.

THE FESTIVAL IS BEING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE CULTURE AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND THE FEDERATION OF TSUEN WAN DISTRICT SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION.

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HOME FOR THE AGED IN SAI KUNG RENOVATED M * * *

DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, OFFICIATED TODAY (SATURDAY) AT THE OPENING OF A RENOVATED HOME FOR THE AGED AT TAI CHUNG HAU, SAI KUNG.

THE TWO-STOREY HOME, WITH A FLOOR AREA OF ABOUT 1 670 SQUARE METRES, WAS BUILT IN 1976 BY TUNG SIN TAN, A TAOIST CHARITABLE ORGANISATION. IT CAN ACCOMMODATE 81 PEOPLE.

FACILITIES INCLUDE CONFERENCE, ART AND CRAFT ROOMS.

A GARDEN WAS ADDED IN 1977.

WORK ON RENOVATING THE PREMISES, COSTING ABOUT $580 000, STARTED THREE MONTHS AGO AND INCLUDED CONSTRUCTION OF A WELL PLUS EXTENSION TO THE CARE WARD AND MEDICAL FACILITIES.

MR CHUI SAID THE HOME, BESIDES PROVIDING BASIC SERVICES FOR THE RESIDENTS, ENCOURAGED AND ADVISED THEM TO TAKE PART IN FUNCTIONS ORGANISED BY THE HOME OR BY OTHER ORGANISATIONS.

THIS, TOGETHER WITH FREQUENT VISITS AND PERFORMANCES BY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM YOUTH CENTRES SERVES TO DISPEL ANY FEELING OF LONELINESS,+ HE SAID.

BESIDES THE HOME, TUNG SIN TAN RUNS A WELFARE CENTRE IN CENTRAL DISTRICT AND A NUMBER OF INSTRUCTION COURSES.

I AM GREATLY IMPRESSED BY THE ENTHUSIASM OF TUNG SIN TAN IN PROVIDING VARIOUS SERVICES,+ HE SAID.

THE HOME WAS ALSO HOLDING ITS OPEN DAY TODAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE THIRD HONG KONG ELDERLY FESTIVAL.

AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY THE RESIDENTS, INCLUDING ART AND CRAFTS, NEEDLEWORK AND POTTED PLANTS, WAS HELD AND A PROGRAMME OF ENTERTAINMENT STAGED.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF TUNG SIN TAN HOME FOR THE AGED, MR HA KWOK-CHEUNG- THE PRESIDENT, NR YIP SHUE-HAN AND LOCAL LEADERS.

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___ PR,NCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC

MA?NTENANCE°WORKESDAY (N0VEMBER 10) T0 6 AM 0N WEDNESDAY FOR

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT GROUND LEVEL.

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IMPORTANCE OF MORAL EDUCATION STRESSED * * * *

MORAL EDUCATION WOULD BE THE BASIC SOLUTION TO GET AT THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN HONG KONG, THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENNIS BRAY, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

MR BRAY NOTED THAT THERE HAD BEEN A DRASTIC INCREASE IN JJVENILE DELINQUENCY IN THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS AND SAID GOVERNMENT HAD SET UP AN AD HOC WORKING GROUP TO STUDY THE PROBLEM.

A REPORT BY THE GROUP PUBLISHED IN APRIL, HE SAID, HAD LISTED THE FINDINGS ON THE CAUSES OF JUVENILE CRIME AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON POLICIES CONCERNING JUVENILES.

MR 3RAY WAS SPEAKING AT THE 1OTH ANNIVERSARY AND THE STH SPEECH DAY OF THE WA YING COLLEGE.

ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MORAL EDUCATION, MR BRAY POINTED OUT THAT THE BEST WAY WAS TO STIMULATE AND CULTIVATE THE MORAL SENSE OF WELL-BEING AMONG STUDENTS IN THEIR DAILY SCHOOL LIFE.

HE URGED TEACHERS TO TEACH THEM GOOD HABITS, POLITENESS AND COURTESY, AND DEVELOP THEIR SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND CIVIC-MINDEDNESS.

+IN THE WHOLE PROCESS OF MORAL EDUCATION,+ MR BRAY SAID, +THE TEACHER PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE. HIS WORDS MUST MATCH HIS DEEDS AND HE MUST PERSONALLY ACT AS AN EXAMPLE SO AS TO CONVINCE THE STUDENTS, GAIN THEIR RESPECT AND WIN THEM OVER BY HIS EXEMPLARY CONDUCT.+

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RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT MOVES TO HENNESSY CENTRE * * * X

THE RENT CONTROL DIVISION, KOWLOON RATING DIVISION AND HONG KONG RATING DIVISION OF THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) MOVED TO HENNESSY CENTRE AT NO. 500 HENNESSY ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY.

THIS FOLLOWED CLOSELY ON THE MOVING OF THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS, THE LEASING, AND THE SPECIAL PROPERTIES AND HOUSING ESTATES DIVISIONS, TO THE SAME BUILDING RECENTLY.

ANNOUNCING THE MOVE TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAIDt +FROM MONDA , NOVEMBER 9, THE OLD OFFICES OF THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT AT SUN HUNG KAI CENTRE AND NEW MERCURY HOUSE, WAN CHAI, WILL BE CLOSED AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO MAKE USE OF THE SERVICES OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED DIVISIONS ARE ADVISED TO CALL AT THE NEW OFFICES IN HENNESSY CENTRE.

♦ALL ENQUIRIES ON RENT CONTROL AND RATING MATTERS CAN BE MADE AT THE DEPARTMENT’S ENQUIRIES SECTION ON THE 17TH FLOOR OF HENNESSY CENTRE,* HE ADDED.

THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER OF DEPARTMENT IS 5-7957888 AND THE NUMBER FOR ENQUIRIES IS 5-7957666.

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LEARNING IS BEST INVESTMENT,SAYS SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION

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YOUR BEST INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE WILL BE INVESTMENT IN YOURSELVES,♦ SAID MR KEN TOPLEY, SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION, TO STUDENTS AT THE SHUE YAN COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY TODAY.

YOU HAVE MADE AN EXCELLENT START BY STUDYING AT SHUE YAN COLLEGE,+ HE CONTINUED.

MR TOPLEY NOTED THAT IT WAS VITAL TO GO ON LEARNING AFTER LEAVING COLLEGE, THAT THERE WERE LIMITS TO WHAT COULD BE LEARNT FROM BOOKS, HENCE THE CONSIDERABLE EMPHASIS ALWAYS PLACED ON EXPER IENCE.

WHAT WAS VITAL, HE SAID, WAS TO BE PREPARED TO LEARN FROM EVERYONE AT ANY TIME.

♦NEVER LOSE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE YOUR NOSE STUCK IN A BOOK. BOOKS ARE USUALLY A SECONDARY SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE.

LEARNING MEANS NOT JUST STUDYING BUT USING INTELLIGENTLY THE EXPERIENCES THAT COME YOUR WAY.+

MR TOPLEY CONGRATULATED THE COLLEGE ON ITS CONTINUED SUCCESS AND PRAISED THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR THEIR PUBLIC SPIRIT AND CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S PAK TIN COMMUNITY HALL WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED AT A CEREMONY TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THERE WILL BE A LION DANCE PERFORMANCE BY A MARTIAL ART GROUP FROM THE SHAM SHU I PO YOUTH CENTRE. OTHER PERFORMANCES WILL BE PUT ON BY GROUPS FROM THE COMMUNITY HALL ITSELF.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE REGIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (WEST KOWLOON), MRS ROSE GOODSTADT, AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, SHAM SHUI PO (EAST), MR PETER CHEUNG PO-TAK.

ALSO OFFICIATING WILL BE THE SENIOR HOUSING MANAGER (KOWLOON WEST), MR YEUNG KWING-CHIU, THE SHEK KIP MEI SUB-DIVISIONAL INSPECTOR, MR LUNG HUNG-CHEUK, AND THE CHAIRMAN CF THE SHEK KIP MEI KAIFONG ASSOCIATION, MR KWOK WING-CHEONG.

THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE PAK TIN COMMUNITY HALL WILL BE INAUGURATED DURING THE CEREMONY.

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firing PRACTICE REMINDER * * * *

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1981

CONTENTS

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IMPROVEMENT OF NT VILLAGE FOOTPATHS ........................... 1

PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY IN KWUN TONG ROAD............................ 1


SRaNCE DAY SERVICE AT STANLEY .........................

NTSD RECRUITMENT .............................................. 2

PWD CONTRACTS IN SEPTEMBER .................................... 5

+SAFETY AT WORK+ TELEMATCH .................................... 3

MUSICAL EVENTS FOR TUEN MUN FESTIVAL .......................... 4

PROMENADE CONCERT CLOSES NORTH NT FESTIVAL

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IMPROVEMENT OF NT VILLAGE FOOTPATHS ft ft ft ft

THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND BUILD A NUMBER OF VILLAGE FOOTPATHS IN THE RURAL AREAS TO FACILITATE CLEANSING SERVICES.

THE CONCRETE FOOTPATHS WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO VILLAGE TYPE INCINERATORS, REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS AND SPECIAL LOCATIONS REQUIRING REGULAR CLEANSING.

THE FIRST OF 50 ACCESS ROADS TO BE BUILT UNDER THE FOOTPATHS IMPROVEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE FACILITIES SCHEME IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CURRENT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN COMPLETED AT YAU KOM TAU ON TSI NG Yl ISLAND.

IT IS A 1 OOO-METRE-LONG VILLAGE FOOTPATH SUITABLE FOR THE SAFE OPERATION OF MOTOR-ASSISTED REFUSE CARRIER OF THE NTSD, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

COSTING $180 000, THE ACCESS ENABLES THE KWAI CHUNG URBAN SERVICES OFFICE TO LAUNCH AN EXTENSIVE CLEAN-UP AT VARIOUS REFUSE-RIDDEN BLACKSPOTS ON THE ISLAND.

DURING A RECENT OPERATION, CLEANSING STAFF OF THE NTSD REMOVED MORE THAN 500 BASKETS OF REFUSE ACCUMULATED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS TO A VILLAGE TYPE INCINERATOR FOR DISPOSAL.

A LARGE QUANTITY OF JUNK WAS BURNED UP AT A BON-FIRE MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE FOOTPATH ON THE ISLAND WHILE HUNDREDS OF DISCARDED EMPTY BOTTLES WERE BURIED.

PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY IN KWUN TONG RD ft ft ft

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY ACROSS KWUN TONG ROAD AT HOW MING LANE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE SAID THE LIGHT-CONTROLLED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ON KWUN TONG ROAD AT HOW MING LANE WAS OVERLOADED, CAUSING SERIOUS CONGESTION THERE.

HE SAID, THE SUBWAY WOULD PROVIDE A SAFE CROSSING AT THIS LOCATION FOR PEDESTRIANS BY SEPARATING THEM FROM THE ROAD TRAFFIC AND WOULD ALSO HELP IMPROVE THE FLOW OF VEHICLES.

TWO LANES OF TRAFFIC IN EACH DIRECTION ALONG KWUN TONG ROAD WOULD BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES DURING CONSTRUCTION, HE ADDE .

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN JANUARY.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE AT STANLEY

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THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) HELD AN OBSERVANCE OF THE REMEMBRANCE DAY IN THE MAIN HALL OF THE PRISON OFFICERS CLUB IN STANLEY.

THE SERVICE WAS ATTENDED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR THOMAS GARNER, STAFF AND FRIENDS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE SERVICE WAS CAPTAIN JAMES FORD, FORMERLY OF ROYAL SCOTS REGIMENT AND AN EX-PRISONER-OF-WAR WHOSE BROTHER, CAPTAIN DOUGLAS FORD, WAS EXECUTED BY THE JAPANESE FOR RUNNING A NEWS SERVICE AND UNDERGROUND ACTIVITIES AT VARIOUS HONG KONG CAMPS.

THIS WAS CAPTAIN FORD’S FIRST VISIT TO HONG KONG IN 40 YEARS AND HE LAID A WREATH AT HIS BROTHER’S GRAVE AT STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY.

FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, THE CONGREGATION LED BY THE CAPE COLLISON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION BAND MARCHED TO STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY AND JOINED IN THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE KILLED DURING THE TWO WARS AND THOSE WHO HAD DIED IN SERVICE.

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NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS RECRUITING WORKMEN AND LIFEGUARDS FOR DUTIES ON OUTLYING ISLANDS. KtbKU,r,NQ W0RKMEN

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS HANDLING THE RECRUITMENT EXERCISE FOR THE NTSD, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT THE POSTS WERE OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, AND PREFERENCE WOULD BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS LIVING ON OUTLYING ISLANDS.

__ wnnyCCESSFUL APPL|CANTS FOR THE WORKMAN POST WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK ON CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND.

THE STARTING SALARY FOR THIS POST IS 31 790 A MONTH. PLUS AN OBNOXIOUS DUTIES ALLOWANCE, AND THE ENTRY QUALIFICATION IS PRIMARY 6.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR THE LIFEGUARD POST WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK ON GAZETTED BEACHES ON OUTLYING ISLANDS.

THE STARTING SALARY HAVE PRIMARY 6 EDUCATION ISSUED BY THE ROYAL LIFE CERTIFICATE.

IS 32 040 A MONTH AND APPLICANTS SHOULD AND HOLD A BRONZE MEDALLION CERTIFICATE GUARD SOCIETY AND A VALID FIRST AID

THOSE INTERESTED IN

THE TWO POSTS MAY APPROACH THE LOCAL S ^^LvERV1EE,-2a.THE LAB0UR DEPARTMENT IN NEW RODNEY BLOCK, w U t CL w A t S A nt 0 • • A I •

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TELEPHONES 3-666615 AND 5-270276.

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PWD CONTRACTS IN SEPTEMBER * * * *

»u»DJnT2Pt 2F 58 CONTRACTS WORTH MORE THAN $231 MILLION WERE AWARDED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IN SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.

THE LARGEST CONTRACT, WORTH ABOUT $46 MILLION WAS FOR THF AC^-^ATcn0!! 0F A DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY, TWO FOOTBRIDGES AND FANMNGTTO SHFKN^Emh?RKS AND THE LAY,NG 0F A TRUNK SEWER FROM imiiliiiu lu WU nu I ■

SHFK wiiEHmRULF?nwMPART 0F THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR FANLING/ oner wu nu I ixtw I Unni*

°F THE CONTRACTS AWARDED, 26 WERE RECOMMENDED BY THE CENTRAL TENDER BOARD AND THE OTHERS BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TENDER iSJAnU .

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+SAFETY AT WORK+ TELEMATCH

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THREE TEAMS OF WORKERS FROM THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES WILL COMPETE FOR THE GRAND PRIZE OF AN EIGHT-DAY ALL EXPENSES PAID HOLIDAY IN BRITAIN IN THE FINALS OF THE RTHK-PRODUCED +SAFETY AT WORK+ TELEMATCH TELEVISION PROGRAMME ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14.

THE THREE FINALISTS, WHO BEAT 15 OTHER TEAMS IN PRELIMINARIES AND SEMI-FINALS OVER THE PAST NINE WEEKS, ARE FROM YANGTZEKIANG GARMENT MANUFACTURING COMPANY, SONCA INDUSTRIES AND AOKI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.

THE FINALS WILL BE SCREENED ON THE CHINESE CHANNEL OF RTV AT 6 PM ON NOVEMBER 14 AND THE WINNING TEAM THAT EMERGES WILL BE FLOWN TO LONDON BY BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY RTHK, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES AND CO-SPONSORED BY BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS, THE PROGRAMME, COMPRISING TEN WEEKLY EPISODES, HAS BEEN EXCLUSIVELY DEVELOPED FOR WORKERS IN THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

OVER $300 000 IN PRIZES, INCLUDING COLOUR TELEVISION SETS, REFRIGERATORS, WASHING MACHINES, STEREO RADIO/RECORDERS, THREE-IN-ONE MUSIC SETS, SUMPTUOUS CHINESE DINNERS, ELECTRONIC TV GAMES, ELECTRIC FANS AND WRIST-WATCHES, HAVE BEEN WON BY THE PARTICIPATING TEAMS SINCE THE FIRST PROGRAMME WAS SCREENE. ON SEPTEMBER 12.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT REACTION TO THE RTHK-PRODUCED TV PROGRAMME ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY HAS BEEN GOOD. +WE HOPE THE PROGRAMME NOT ONLY HAS BEEN ENTERTAINING BUT WILL CREATE SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND EDUCATE THE WORKERS TO WORK SAFELY,+ HE ADDED.

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MUSICAL EVENTS FOR TUEN MUN FESTIVAL

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A SERIES OF MUSICAL EVENTS HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE 16-DAY TUEN MUN FESTIVAL WHICH BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 21.

THEY INCLUDE A CHINESE AND ENGLISH FOLK AND POP SONG COMPETITION FOR SOLO ARTISTES OR GROUPS AGED 12 OR OVER.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS NOVEMBER 20 (FRIDAY).

ENTRY FORMS AND OTHER DETAILS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE- TAI HING ESTATE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRECASTLE PEAK CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL- AND THE ISLAMIC PRIMARY SCHOOL AT YAU 01 ESTATE.

BOTH THE HEATS ON NOVEMBER 24 AND THE FINALS ON DECEMBER 4 WILL BE HELD AT HOH FUK TONG COLLEGE.

ENTRANTS HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT OF $10 WHICH WILL BE REFUNDED ON TURNING UP TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE CASH PRIZES RANGING FROM $100 TO $500.

OTHER MUSICAL EVENTS INCLUDE A CONCERT BY THE MUSIC LOVERS’ CHINESE ORCHESTRA TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 22 AT THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTREj A SHOW ON NOVEMBER 28 BY DISC JOCKEYS FROM RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AT THE OPEN SPACE NEAR THE ISLAMIC PRIMARY SCHOOL- AND A CONCERT ON NOVEMBER 29 BY SYMPHONIC BANDS OF THE MUSIC OFFICE ON THE OPEN AREA BEHIND THE TAI HING ESTATE NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING UNIT.

A +RHYTHM OF TUEN MUN+ CONCERT WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 5 AT LEUNG KAU KU I COLLEGE. PERFORMING WILL BE TUEN MUN CHILDREN’S CHOIR- THE CHINESE ORCHESTRA OF TUEN MUN ARTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION AND ITS YOUTH CHOIR- AND WINNERS OF THE FOLK AND POP SONG COMPETITION.

THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ALL PERFORMANCES.

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PROMENADE CONCERT CLOSES NORTH NT FESTIVAL

THE NEW TERRITORIES NORTH DISTRICT FESTIVAL CLOSED TODAY (SUNDAY) WITH A PROMENADE CONCERT AT FANLING PLAYGROUND.

THE TWO-HOUR PROGRAMME WAS STAGED BY THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND, NORTH DISTRICT CHILDREN’S CHOIR, THE 1ST/2ND GURKHA RIFLES REGIMENTAL BAND AND FUNG KAI MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE GROUP.

DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, SAID THE PROMENADE CONCERT, ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE, HAD PROVIDED MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS IN THE DISTRICT WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM AND HE HOPED SIMILAR ACTIVITIES WOULD BE ORGANISED IN THE FUTURE TO PROMOTE INTEREST AMONG RESIDENTS.

MORE THAN 10 000 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE NINE-DAY FESTIVAL WHICH INCLUDED A VARIETY SHOW, DANCE AND QUIZ COMPETITIONS, FOOTBALL MATCHES AND A WATER TELE-MATCH.

THE DISTRICT BOARD PROVIDED >60 000 TOWARDS THE TOTAL COST OF $190 000 FOR THE FESTIVAL, WITH THE BALANCE BEING DONATED BY LOCAL RESIDENTS.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S CONCERT WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAU YUM-MAN- NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, PETER JOHNSON- THE MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR, MRS ELIZABETH WONG-AND LOCAL LEADERS.

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FAMILIES GETTING SMALLER, CENSUS SHOWS ..................... 1

HONG KONG ECONOMY SEEN ADJUSTING WELL....................... 4

TAX EXEMPTION ON INTEREST EARNED ........................... 6

MORE GET JOBS THROUGH LES .................................. 7

NEW RADIO NETWORK FOR FISHERMEN ............................ 8

NE// VEHICLES STRENGTHEN NT CLEANSING SERVICES ............. 9

CHRISTMAS AEROGRAMMES ON SALE SOON ......................... 9

SWEDISH TRADE DELEGATES VISIT SHA TIN ...................... 10

SEMINAR ON THE TEACHING OF POTTERY ......................... 10

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FAMILIES GETTING SMALLER, CENSUS SHOWS * * * *

HONG KONG’S FAMILIES ARE BECOMING SMALLER, ITS POPULATION IS GETTING OLDER, BUT ITS LABOUR FORCE IS GETTING YOUNGER.

THESE AND OTHER DETAILS ARE INCLUDED IN A SUMMARY OF THE 1981 CENSUS RESULTS RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY).

THE CENSUS WAS CONDUCTED IN MARCH THIS YEAR. IT WAS A TWO-PHASE OPERATION, CONSISTING OF A 100 PER CENT HEAD-COUNT BY AGE AND SEX AND A 20 PER CENT SAMPLE ENUMERATION OF THE BROAD RANGE OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION.

ACCORDING TO THE CENSUS FINDINGS, THERE WERE 5.11 MILLION LOCAL RESIDENTS OF HONG KONG IN MARCH, 1981. (A TOTAL OF 5.02 MILLION PEOPLE WERE ENUMERATED, INCLUDING TRANSIENTS AND VIETNAMESE REFUGEES. IT WAS ALSO ESTIMATED THAT 120 000 RESIDENTS WERE AWAY FROM HONG KONG AT THE TIME OF THE CENSUS.)

COMMENTING ON THE CENSUS HEAD-COUNT, THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS, MR C.C. GREENFIELD, SAID THAT THERE WAS AN INCREASE OF 1.05 MILLION PEOPLE OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS, GIVING AN AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF 2.4 PER CENT.

WHILE THE GROWTH DUE TO NATURAL INCREASE HAS SLOWED DOWN AS A RESULT OF A DECLINE IN FERTILITY, THE LARGE INFLUX OF IMMIGRANTS FROM 1978 TO 1980 CAUSED THE POPULATION TO INCREASE AT AN AVERAGE ANNUAL RATE OF 2.8 PER CENT BETWEEN 1976 AND 1981, AS AGAINST THE LOWER RATE OF 2.1 PER CENT FOR THE PERIOD 1971 TO 1976.

MORE PEOPLE ARE MOVING INTO THE NEW TERRITORIES. THE NEW TOWNS IN TSUEN WAN, TUEN MUN AND SHA TIN HAVE EXPERIENCED A SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH OF POPULATION DURING THE PAST FIVE YEARS. MEANWHILE, AS A RESULT OF PEOPLE MOVING OUT OF THE MAIN OLD URBAN AREAS, THERE WAS A LOSS OF POPULATION IN KOWLOON CITY AND WONG TAI SIN, KWUN TONG AND CHEUNG SHA WAN.

THE DECLINE WAS PARTICULARLY SURPRISING IN VIEW OF THE LARGE INCREASE IN THE OVERALL POPULATION DURING THIS PERIOD.

SHAM SHU I PO WAS STILL THE MOST DENSELY POPULATED DISTRICT, WITH 165 000 PEOPLE PER SQUARE KILOMETRE, FOLLOWED BY MONG KOK AND HUNG HOM.

WITH THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BORN IN THE LATE 5O’S NOW REACHING ADULTHOOD, AND A STEADY DECLINE IN FERTILITY OVER THE PAST DECADE, HONG KONG’S POPULATION HAS BECOME OLDER. ITS MEDIAN AGE INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY, FROM 22 IN 1971 TO 26 IN 1981. THERE WAS A SMALLER PROPORTION OF THE POPULATION AGED BELOW 15 (25 PER CENT) AND A LARGER PROPORTION AGED 65 AND OVER (7 PER CENT). AS A RESULT OF THESE CHANGES, THE PROPORTION OF THE POPULATION AGED 15 TO 64 INCREASED FROM 60 PER CENT IN 1971 TO 69 PER CENT IN 1981, SO THAT THERE IS A GREATER POTENTIALLY PRODUCTIVE POPULATION AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE YOUNG AND THE OLD.

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SOME 98 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION WERE OF HONG KONG OR CHINA ORIGIN. OTHER GROUPS INCLUDED 26 OOO BRITISH, 12 000 INDIANS AND PAKISTANIS, AND 29 000 FROM COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

THE PROPORTION OF THE POPULATION BORN IN HONG KONG ONLY INCREASED FROM 56 PER CENT TO 57 PER CENT DURING THE PAST TEN YEARS. THE INCREASE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE SIGNIFICANT HAD THERE NOT BEEN THE LARGE INFLUX OF IMMIGRANTS FROM 1978 TO 1980.

AS A RESULT OF THE DECLINE IN FERTILITY DURING THE PAST DECADE, THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF LIVE BIRTHS TO EVER-MARRIED WOMEN DROPPED FROM 3.4 TO 2.5.

THE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF THE POPULATION HAS IMPROVED MARKEDLY. THE PROPORTION OF THE POPULATION WITH SECONDARY EDUCATION OR ABOVE INCREASED FROM 26 PER CENT IN 1971 TO 45 PER CENT IN 1981, WHILE THE PROPORTION WITH NO SCHOOLING OR ONLY PRIMARY EDUCATION DECREASED. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE FOR THE SIX TO 11 AGE GROUP ROSE FROM 95 PER CENT IN 1971 TO 98 PER CENT IN 1981.

OVER A QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE HAD UNDERTAKEN OR WERE UNDERTAKING STUDY IN POST-SECONDARY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, THE POLYTECHNIC, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, THE SCHOOL OF NURSING, ETC.

ALMOST THREE-QUARTERS OF THEM HAD UNDERTAKEN OR WERE UNDERTAKING VOCATIONAL COURSES, AND THE MAJORITY OF THESE WERE IN THE FIELDS OF BUSINESS STUDIES, ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY.

THE LABOUR FORCE OF HONG KONG HAS BECOME YOUNGER DURING THE PAST DECADE. THE MEDIAN AGE WAS 31, COMPARED WITH 35 TEN YEARS AGO. THERE WERE ALSO MORE WOMEN WORKING.

THE AVERAGE ANNUAL RATE OF INCREASE OF THE LABOUR FORCE OVER THE 10-YEAR PERIOD WAS 4.5 PER CENT, AS AGAINST THE LOWER RATE OF FOUR PER CENT FOR THE POPULATION AGED 15 AND OVER. THE LABOUR FORCE PARTICIPATION RATE IN MARCH WAS 66.8 PER CENT, AND UNEMPLOYMENT FOUR PER CENT.

MORE PEOPLE WERE EMPLOYED AS PROFESSIONAL, TECHNICAL, CLERICAL AND SERVICE WORKERS. HALF OF THE WORKING POPULATION WERE PRODUCTION AND RELATED WORKERS, TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT OPERATORS AND LABOURERS, WHICH IS A SLIGHTLY LOWER PROPORTION THAN IN 1971.

FEWER PEOPLE PROPORTIONATELY WERE IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR (41 PER CENT) THAN TEN YEARS AGO (47 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, THERE WERE MORE PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS, CONSTRUCTION, AND SERVICES.

ON AVERAGE, HOURS WORKED PER WEEK WERE LOWER IN 1981 THAN IN 1971, 50 HOURS AS COMPARED WITH 56. SOME 34 000 EMPLOYEES, LESS THAN TWO PER CENT OF TOTAL EMPLOYEES, HAD A SECONDARY OCCUPATION.

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THE OVERALL MEDIAN MONTHLY INCOME FROM MAIN EMPLOYMENT WAS $1 516, AS COMPARED WITH 8738 IN 1976. DISCOUNTING THE INCREASE IN CONSUMER PRICES BETWEEN 1976 AND 1981, REAL EARNINGS HAVE INCREASED AT SEVEN PER CENT PER ANNUM. THE REAL INCREASE IN INDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME OVER THE 5-YEAR PERIOD WAS ALSO SEVEN PER CENT PER ANNUM.

THERE WAS A STEADY DECREASE IN THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE DURING THE 10-YEAR PERIOD, FROM 4.5 PERSONS IN 1971 TO 4.2 IN 1976 AND TO 3.9 IN 1981.

SIMPLE NUCLEAR FAMILIES - A COUPLE WITH OR WITHOUT UNMARRIED CHILDREN OR A SINGLE PARENT WITH UNMARRIED CHILDREN - WERE MOST COMMON, COMPRISING 54 PER CENT OF ALL HOUSEHOLDS.

VERTICALLY EXTENDED NUCLEAR FAMILIES - NUCLEAR FAMILIES LIVING WITH A SINGLE PARENT OF ONE OF THE SPOUSES OR A MARRIED CHILD -HAVE BECOME MORE POPULAR SINCE 1976. ITS PROPORTION INCREASED FROM LESS THAN A TENTH TO ABOUT A SEVENTH DURING THIS PERIOD.

A GREATER PROPORTION OF THE POPULATION (39 PER CENT) WERE IN PUBLIC AND AIDED HOUSING IN 1981 THAN IN 1971 (38 PER CENT). THE INCREASE, HOWEVER, WAS LESS SIGNIFICANT THAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WITHOUT THE EFFECT OF RECENT IMMIGRANTS.

THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE PROPORTION OF HOUSEHOLDS OWNING THEIR OWN ACCOMMODATION (FROM 18 PER CENT TO 28 PER CENT). THE PROPORTION OF SUB-TENANTS DECREASED FROM 20 PER CENT TO 12 PER CENT.

AT THE SAME TIME, THERE WERE LESS HOUSEHOLDS SHARING ACCOMMODATION WITH OTHERS. IN PRIVATE HOUSING, THE AVERAGE DEGREE OF SHARING WAS 1.35 HOUSEHOLDS PER LIVING QUARTER IN 1981, AS COMPARED WITH 1.56 IN 1971.

MEDIAN RENT PER MONTH IN PUBLIC HOUSING WAS $151 IN FEBRUARY 1981, WHICH COMPARES WITH $442 FOR PRIVATE HOUSING. THE MAJORITY CF HOUSEHOLDS PAYING LOWER RENT THAN THIS AMOUNT IN PRIVATE HOUSING WERE SHARING ACCOMMODATION WITH OTHERS.

A SERIES OF CENSUS REPORTS CONTAINING DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE POPULATION WILL BE PUBLISHED. THESE WILL INCLUDE, IN PARTICULAR, THE BASIC TABLES, THE GRAPHIC GUIDE AND THE MAIN REPORT, ALL OF WHICH WILL BE PUBLISHED NEXT YEAR.

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HONG KONG ECONOMY SEEN ADJUSTING WELL * * * *

THE EXTERNALLY-ORIENTED NATURE OF THE ECONOMY MAKES IT NECESSARY FOR HONG KONG TO DEPEND LARGELY ON THE AUTOMATIC ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM. THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE SAID THIS AFTERNOON (MONDAY).

THE ECONOMY WAS NOW ADJUSTING FAVOURABLY TO COPE WITH PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT EXTERNAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, AND DESPITE RECESSIONS IN THE MAIN MARKETS, DOMESTIC EXPORTS WOULD LIKELY ACHIEVE A REAL GROWTH RATE OF SEVEN PER CENT, RE-EXPORTS OF 34 PER CENT AND TOTAL EXPORTS OF 17 PER CENT FOR THIS YEAR, HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE ALSO DISCLOSED THAT, HELPED BY THE DEPRECIATION OF THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AND THE MARGIN OF SPARE CAPACITY, THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR NOW APPEARED +WELL POISED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANY RECOVERY IN DEMAND+.

♦ IT HAS, IN FACT ADJUSTED TO A POINT WHERE OUR EXPORTS HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED THEIR COMPETITIVENESS. MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT IN JUNE THIS YEAR WAS AT AN ALL-TIME RECORD LEVEL, AND THE GROWTH IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, WHICH STARTED AT THE BEGINNING OF 1979, HAS BEEN REVERSED SINCE MARCH THIS YEAR,* MR BREMRIDGE SAID.

JUST BECAUSE THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR HAD BEEN DECLINING IN RELATIVE IMPORTANCE TO THE TERTIARY SERVICES SECTOR, IT DID NOT MEAN THAT THE ECONOMY HAD BECOME LESS DEPENDENT ON EXPORTS, HE POINTED OUT.

HONG KONG WAS FORTUNATE THAT IT HAD LITTLE UNEMPLOYMENT ON A LONG-TERM BASIS, HE ADDED.

MR BREMRIDGE WAS SPEAKING THIS AFTERNOON ON THE +GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN THE ECONOMY — PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE* AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, IN WHICH HE DESCRIBED HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THAT IN DEALING WITH PROBLEMS INVOLVING THE ECONOMY, HONG KONG RELIED IN PRINCIPLE ON MARKET FORCES TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS, THROUGH THE UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY OF +POSITIVE NON-INTERVENTIONISM+, AS DESCRIBED BY HIS PREDECESSOR, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE.

+BUT IN EACH CASE, WE DO NOT SIMPLY APPLY THIS POINT AS DOGMA. WE TEST IT OUT SO THAT IF WE DO DECIDE THAT MARKET FORCES WILL PROVIDE AN ACCEPTABLE ANSWER, THEN WE MAKE A POSITIVE DECISION NOT TO INTERVENE.

+WE REMEMBER THAT INVARIABLY WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS TO RECONCILE CONFLICTING OBJECTIVES IN DYNAMIC CHANGING SITUATIONS.*

+SO, AS THESE SITUATIONS CHANGE, WE NEED TO ASK OURSELVES CONSTANTLY WHETHER OUR DECISIONS OF YESTERDAY ARE STILL VALID,* HE SAID.

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IT WAS A WISE GOVERNMENT WHICH RECOGNISED CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES AND ADAPTED POLICY ACCORDINGLY WHILE REMAINING TRUE TO ITS UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY, HE SAID.

HE BELIEVED ALSO IN THE PRUDENT EXERCISE OF FREEDOM, OTHERWISE IT WOULD DEGENERATE INTO ANARCHY, AND ALSO IN THE BASIC PRINCIPLE THAT GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE A SAFETY NET IN WHICH TO CATCH AND HELP THE DISADVANTAGED WHO FELL OUT OF SOCIETY.

UNFORTUNATELY THE BASIC ARGUMENTS TENDED TO BE FORGOTTEN, AND THE POLICY STANCE TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT ON PARTICULAR ISSUES INVOLVING THE ECONOMY COULD BE EASILY MISINTERPRETED, ESPECIALLY WHEN CIRCUMSTANCES DICTATED THAT IT MUST BE PRAGMATIC, HE SAID.

THERE WAS NEED TO BE PRAGMATIC AND NOT DOGMATIC, HE SAID.

♦ALTHOUGH THE GOVERNMENT IS GENERALLY SCEPTICAL OF THE BENEFITS OF INTERVENTION, IT IS NECESSARY IN CASES WHERE THE BENEFITS OF INTERVENING CLEARLY OUTWEIGH THE COST OF SO DOING, AND PARTICULARLY WHEN STABILITY RESULTS FROM A STABLE AND CONSISTENT FISCAL AND INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE PRIVATE SECTOR CAN OPERATE,* HE SAID.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY POINTED OUT THAT HOUSING WAS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IN PROVIDING HOMES FOR TWO MILLION PEOPLE BELOW COST.

MR BREMRIDGE STRESSED TWO INTER-RELATED POINTS AS HAVING IMPLICATIONS FOR HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC POLICY.

THE FIRST WAS THE NEED TO RECOGNISE THAT THE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM RARELY TOOK PLACE SMOOTHLY AND INSTANTANEOUSLY AND THAT THE PROCESS COULD CREATE GREAT HARDSHIP FOR PARTICULAR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY, THUS REQUIRING A DEGREE OF INTERVENTION.

THE SECOND POINT WAS THAT IT WAS APPROPRIATE THAT THE EFFICIENCY OF THE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM BE MAINTAINED AND IMPROVED OVER TIME. +THIS CONSIDERATION HAS PLAYED AND WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE NOT ONLY IN THE SHAPING OF SUCH SPECIFIC ECONOMIC POLICIES AS DIVERSIFICATION BUT ALSO IN THE SHAPING OF ALL GOVERNMENT POLICIES WHICH HAVE RELEVANCE TO THE ECONOMY — NOT LEAST TAXATION POLICIES IN WHICH CONSISTENCY IS MOST IMPORTANT,* HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID ALSO THAT THE GOVERNMENT BELIEVED MARKET FORCES WOULD ENSURE THE EFFICIENT ALLOCATION AND USE OF RESOURCES WITHIN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. +THIS CREATES A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT WHEREBY THOSE WHO ARE EFFICIENT BENEFIT AND ERRORS OF COMMERCIAL JUDGMENT ARE PENALISED,* HE SAID.

IN CASES WHERE MARKET FORCES DID NOT PRODUCE SATISFACTORY RESULTS, THE GOVERNMENT’S HOLE WOULD BE TO INTERVENE TO SHAPE THE INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH PARTICULAR MARKETS OPERATED.

+IN ANY CASE, WE ARE NOT SO NAIVE AS TO IGNORE THAT MARKET PRICES ARE NOT ALWAYS FAIR AND MARKETS CAN BE RIGGED,* HE SAID.

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AN EXAMPLE IN WHICH REGULATION WAS NECESSARY WAS IN THE MONETARY SECTOR +WHERE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ECONOMY OF MARKET IMPERFECTIONS OR OF THE OVER-VIGOROUS OPERATION OF MARKET FORCES CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL.*

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THAT WHILE THE ECONOMY APPEARED TO BE ADJUSTING FAVOURABLY, THE INFLATION RATE WAS IN PART DUE TO THE TOO RAPID EXPANSION OF LOANS AND ADVANCES.

SOME FORM OF SUPPLY RESTRAINTS HAD TO BE CONSIDERED, HE SAID, BUT EMPHASISED THAT BEFORE FURTHER REGULATION WAS INTRODUCED THERE WAS NEED TO BE SURE THAT THE UNDESIRABLE AND UNAVOIDABLE SIDE-EFFECTS OF DOING SO, SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM, DID NOT OUTWEIGH THE ADVANTAGES.

ANOTHER AREA WHERE REGULATION OF MARKETS WAS REQUIRED WAS THE STOCK MARKET. IT WAS HIS HOPE, HOWEVER, THAT THE UNIFIED STOCK EXCHANGE WOULD FIND EFFECTIVE MEASURES OF SELF-REGULATION.

+IF IT DOES NOT, GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE STRONGLY TO BACK THE SECURITIES COMMISSION IN EFFORTS TO IMPOSE A SOLUTION.* HE SAID.

DISCUSSING GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC POLICY WITH REGARD TO ACHIEVING SOCIAL EQUITY, HE SAID THE AIM WAS TO ALLOW FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO PROMOTE GENERAL GROWTH FROM THE TOP. THIS MEANT THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE ROLE OF WEALTH IN WHICH PERSONAL FREEDOM WAS ALL IMPORTANT, AND +CONSCIOUS RECOGNITION OF THE INEVITABILITY OF A DEGREE OF INEQUALITY IN INCOME DISTRIBUTION.*

AN INCREASING SHARE OF PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE HAD BEEN GEARED TO INCREASING THE SOCIAL WAGE IN TERMS OF THE PROVISION OF HOUSING, EDUCATION, MEDICAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES, AT A HEAVILY SUBSIDISED IF NOT ZERO COST TO CONSUMERS, HE SAID.

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INTEREST PAYABLE BY LICENSED BANKS, BY CERTAIN PUBLIC UTILITIES AND BY THE GOVERNMENT AT RATES OF UP TO 12-1/2 PER CENT PER ANNUM WILL BE EXEMPT FROM INTEREST TAX FROM TODAY (MONDAY), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED.

HE SAID THAT THIS REPRESENTS A REDUCTION OF ONE PER CENT IN THE EXEMPTION LIMIT, AND FOLLOWS THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF BANKS ON FRIDAY THAT THE RATES OF INTEREST PAYABLE ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS WOULD BE REDUCED TO 12-1/2 PER CENT WITH EFFECT FROM TODAY.

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

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MORE GET JOBS THROUGH LES

DURING THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, SOME 25 OOO JOB-SEEKERS, INCLUDING 236 UNIVERSITY AND POST SECONDARY COLLEGE GRADUATES. WERE PLACED IN EMPLOYMENT BY THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICES (LES) OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE LES’S NEW TSZ WAN SHAN BRANCH OFFICE TODAY (MONDAY), THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR J.N.

HENDERSON, SAID THAT THIS IS AN INCREASE OF 18 PER CENT IN PLACEMENTS OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

THE WORK OF THE LES WAS KEPT UNDER CONSTANT REVIEW TO ENSURE THAT ANY IMPROVEMENT OR EXPANSION OF ITS SERVICES WAS GEARED TO THE NEEDS OF EMPLOYERS, JOB-SEEKERS AND THE ECONOMY AT LARGE, HE SAID.

♦ONE OF THE SERVICE’S AIMS THIS YEAR IS TO IMPROVE lTS COVERAGE BY ESTABLISHING NEW OFFICES IN AREAS WITH LARGE POPULATIONS, SUCH AS THE TSZ WAN SHAN AREA.+ HE ADDED.

MR HENDERSON EMPHASISED THAT THE LES BY ITSELF COULD NOT, AND DID NOT, CREATE JOBS ANY MORE THAN IT COULD CREATE PEOPLE IN TIMES OF A LABOUR SHORTAGE. WHAT IT COULD DO WAS TO MATCH JOB-SEEKERS WITH VACANCIES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

THE LES THEREFORE DEPENDED ON THE AVAILABILITY OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED BY EMPLOYERS AND THE TYPES OF JOB-SEEKERS REGISTERED.

♦IT IS MY SINCERE HOPE THAT EMPLOYERS AND JOB-SEEKERS IN TSZ WAN SHAN AND THE NEARBY AREA WILL MAKE THE BEST USE OF THE FREE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIS NEW OFF ICE,+ MR HENDERSON URGED.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING WITH MR HENDERSON WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SAN PO KONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE, MR STEPHEN LEUNG, AND THE VICE-CHAIRMAN, MR DAKCHISON YIU.

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TSZ WAN SHAN BRANCH OFFICE HAS BROUGHT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF LES BRANCH OFFICES TO 15 LOCATED IN MAJOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL AREAS OF HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE NEW OFFICE IS COMPLETE WITH DISPLAY BOARDS TO ENABLE JOB-SEEKERS TO MAKE THEIR OWN PRELIMINARY SELECTION OF JOBS BY COMPARING THEIR SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS WITH THE REQUIREMENTS AND TERMS OF THE VACANCIES SPECIFIED IN THE JOB CARDS ON DISPLAY.

IT IS ALSO LINKED UP WITH THE OTHER 14 BRANCH OFFICES BY A FACSIMILE SYSTEM WHICH TRANSMITTED VACANCY ORDERS SPEEDILY TO ALL OFFICES SO THAT SUITABLE CANDIDATES CAN BE SELECTED FROM THE COMBINED POOL OF JOB-SEEKERS AND INTRODUCED TO AN EMPLOYER WITHIN A VERY SHORT TIME.

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NEW RADIO NETWORK FOR FISHERMEN * * * *

THROUGH THE JOINT EFFORTS OF SEVERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE, A NEW RADIO NETWORK NOW ENABLES ™1 a FISHERMEN AT SEA TO COMMUNICATE FROM SHIP TO SHIP AND WITH SHORE.

FISHING VESSELS SUITABLY EQUIPPED WITH RADIO-TELEPHONY EQUIPMENT WILL NOW BE ABLE TO CONTACT THE HONG KONG COAST STATION FROM A RADIUS OF 500 MILES, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL DISCLOSED TODAY (MONDAY).

A FURTHER CONVENIENCE FOR THE FISHERMEN IS THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE TELEPHONE CALLS THROUGH THE HONG KONG COAST SYSTEM TO THEIR FAMILIES ON SHORE. THE CHARGES FOR THE FIRST THREE MINUTES WILL BEj SHORT-RANGE CALLS $7.05, LONG-RANGE CALLS $14.10.

+EMERGENCY CALLS WILL BE CONNECTED FREE OF CHARGE,+ HE SAID.

THERE HAD BEEN CONCERN IN THE PAST ABOUT THE LACK OF RADIO CONTACT FACILITIES BETWEEN THE 5 000 FISHING VESSELS WHILE THEY WERE OUT AT SEA AND THE SHORE STATION, AND THAT ACCIDENTS THAT MIGHT OCCUR WOULD NOT BE KNOWN UNTIL THE VESSELS RETURNED TO HONG KONG.

WITH THIS IN MIND, THE POST OFFICE AND THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE MARINE DEPARTMENT, CABLE AND WIRELESS (HONG KONG) LIMITED, AS WELL AS VARIOUS DEEP-SEA TRAWLER OWNERS AND LOCAL RADIO SUPPLIERS GOT TOGETHER TO WORK OUT THE NEW RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM.

IN LINE WITH THE NEW SERVICE, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CONDUCTING FREE COURSES FOR FISHERMEN ON HOW TO OPERATE THE RADIO. EACH COURSE LASTS TWO WEEKS AND IS CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE.

OWNERS OF FISHING VESSELS USING RADIO-TELEPHONY EQUIPMENT WHICH WILL COST BETWEEN $15 000 AND $20 000 PER INSTALLATION ARE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED BY THE POST OFFICE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY, AT A FEE OF $50 A YEAR.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE SYSTEM, LICENSING AND EXAMINATION SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TOs

THE CONTROLLER (MARITIME SERVICES)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS BRANCH

POST OFFICE HEADQUARTERS

CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL HONG KONG.

TEL« 5-2671157

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NEW VEHICLES STRENGTHEN NT CLEANSING SERVICES *****

FORTY NEW REFUSE-COLLECTION VEHICLES HAVE RECENTLY ARRIVED FROM BELGIUM TO STRENGTHEN THE CLEANSING SERVICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES IN TIME FOR THE CURRENT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

THE NEW VEHICLE, VANDERKEROKHOVE (VDK) 15, IS A POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT MACHINE INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE CLEANSING SERVICES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH REGION) OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR BOWEN LEUNG, WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE VEHICLE WHEN HE INSPECTED THE CLEANSING SERVICES AT A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT CHI LOK GARDEN, A HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME HOUSING ESTATE, TODAY (MONDAY).

THE VEHICLE CAN HANDLE AND COLLECT REFUSE AND JUNK IN A MIXED COLLECTION SYSTEM, RESULTING IN MARKED IMPROVEMENT IN THE DAILY COLLECTION OF DOMESTIC GARBAGE FROM PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

EQUIPPED WITH A COMPACTION DEVICE AND HAVING AN AIR SPACE OF 15 CUBIC METRES, THE VEHICLE HAS PROVED ECONOMICAL IN REDUCING THE NUMBER OF HAULS TO DISPOSAL POINTS.

IT IS ALSO FITTED WITH A BIN-LIFTING INSTRUMENT FOR THE COLLECTION OF BULK REFUSE CONTAINERS FROM HOUSING ESTATES.

THE VDK 15 CAN COLLECT UP TO 6.5 TONNES OF COMPACTED REFUSE. (A TOTAL OF 1 000 TONNES OF REFUSE IS COLLECTED BY THE NTSD EACH DAY.)

ALL THE NEW VEHICLES ARE NOW IN SERVICE IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

THE NTSD WILL SPEND SOME $42 MILLION THIS YEAR TO PURCHASE MORE THAN 100 SPECIAL CLEANSING VEHICLES TO MEET ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS AND AS REPLACEMENT.

INCLUDED WILL BE SUCTION SWEEPERS FOR HIGHWAYS REQUIRING MECHANICAL SWEEPING, STREET WASHING VEHICLES FOR ROAD SURFACE CLEANSING AND DESLUGDING VEHICLES-FOR SLUDGE AND NIGHTSOIL COLLECTION IN THE RURAL AREAS.

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CHRISTMAS AEROGRAMMES ON SALE SOON * * *

CHRISTMAS PICTORIAL AEROGRAMMES WILL BE PLACED ON SALE AT 20 CENTS EACH AT ALL POST OFFICES FROM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1981, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL MR A.C. HEATHCOTE ANNOUNCED TODAY.

♦CHRISTMAS AEROGRAMMES ARE A CONVENIENT WAY OF SENDING CHRISTMAS GREETINGS ABROAD. THEY COMBINE BOTH A PERSONAL LETTER AND A GREETING AND CAN BE POSTED TO ANY PART OF THE WORLD AS FIRST-CLASS AIRMAIL FOR ONLY ONE DOLLAR,* HE SAID.

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MEMBERS OF THE SWEDISH TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL DELEGATION, WHO ARE HERE FOR FIVE DAYS, VISITED SHA TIN NEW TOWN TODAY (MONDAY).

AFTER BEING BRIEFED BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, AT NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS, THE DELEGATION WERE TAKEN TO THE LOOKOUT ABOVE SUI WO COURT, SHA TIN, FROM WHERE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS OF THE NEW TOWN WERE EXPLAINED TO THEM BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, DR PATRICK HASE.

LATER, THE GROUP TOURED FO TAN INDUSTRIAL AREA, VISITING A GARMENT FACTORY.

THE DELEGATION, LED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE BERTIL, ARRIVED IN HONG KONG FROM MANILA LAST FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 6) AND WILL LEAVE FOR BANGKOK TOMORROW.

IT COMPRISES MEMBERS OF THE SWEDISH TRADE COUNCIL, A SEMI-GOVERNMENT BODY FOR THE PROMOTION OF SWEDISH TRADE.

THE PURPOSE OF THE VISIT HAS BEEN TO MEET LOCAL BUSINESSMEN AND STUDY THE POSSIBILITY OF CLOSER ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION BETWEEN HONG KONG AND SWEDEN.

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A SEMINAR ON THE TEACHING OF POTTERY WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH FOR ART TEACHERS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS, WITH TALKS CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE BY THREE EXPERTS IN THE FIELD.

MR CHAN CHUNG-KONG WILL BE SPEAKING ON THE STRUCTURE, USE AND MAINTENANCE OF THE ELECTRIC KILN, MRS M.Y.F. LORD WILL BE SPEAKING ON UNDERSTANDING AND EXPERIMENTING WITH CLAY AND GLAZES AND MR CHAN PING-TIM WILL BE SPEAKING ON THE AESTHETIC AND PRACTICAL VALUES OF THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF CLAY.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD FROM 9.30 AM TO 12.30 PM ON DECEMBER 22 AT THE LECTURE THEATRE OF GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GASCOIGNE ROAD, KOWLOON.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD EE MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE VIA HEADS OF SCHOOLS TO THE INSPECTOR (ART), EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, 4 PAK FUK ROAD, 5TH FLOOR, HONG KONG.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1?81

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TEXTILE CONFERENCE SEEN AS A SUCCESS ......................... 1

11 OFFICIALS TO REPLY AT LEGCO ............................... 2

COMMUNITY'S HELP NEEDED FOR ANTI-DRUG FIGHT .................. 3

TEACH BY EXAMPLE FOR MORAL GUIDANCE, EDUCATORS URGED.......... 4

PROPER LIGHTING FOR VILLAGE .................................. 5

CONTRACT FOR EASTERN CORRIDOR ................................ 5

FIRST CHEUNG CHAU ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD.................... 6

SALT WATER SUPPLY ............................................ 6

SOCCER CONTEST FOR CENTRAL OFFICE WORKERS

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THE CONFERENCE OF TEXTILE EXPORTING DEVELOPING COUNTRIES HELD LAST WEEK IN NEW DELHI WAS AN UNDOUBTED SUCCESS, THE COMMISSIONER OF TRADE, MR LAWRENCE MILLS, SAID TODAY. IT FOCUSSED ON THE NEED FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO CONVERT THE PROPOSALS THEY HAD TABLED AT THE JULY TEXTILES COMMITTEE MEETING IN GENEVA INTO AN APPROPRIATE LEGAL FORMAT, HE EXPLAINED.

MR MILLS SAIDi +IT WAS DECIDED THAT A DRAFT PROTOCOL EXTENDING THE ARRANGEMENT REGARDING INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TEXTILES (MFA) SHOULD BE DRAWN UP. THIS WAS DONE AND WOULD BE PRESENTED AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE NEXT MEETING OF THE TEXTILES COMMITTEE SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 18 IN GENEVA.

♦THERE WAS SEVERE CRITICISM OF THE EEC FOR ITS LACK OF A MANDATE FOR THE MULTILATERAL NEGOTIATIONS AS WELL AS OF THE INDICATIONS WHICH THE EEC HAD ALREADY GIVEN AS TO THE PROVISIONS IT WILL BE SEEKING IN A NEW MFA,* HE SAID.

MR MILLS RECALLED THAT THE UNITED STATES HAD TABLED A DRAFT PROTOCOL IN THE SEPTEMBER TEXTILES COMMITTEE, AND THAT THIS WAS EXAMINED BY THE DEVELOPING COUNTRY CONFERENCE.

THE UNITED STATES PROPOSALS ALSO CAME IN FOR HEAVY CRITICISM. IN PARTICULAR CONCERN WAS EXPRESSED AT THE ATTEMPT BY THE UNITED STATES TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST CERTAIN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES BY MODIFYING THE GROWTH AND FLEXIBILITY PROVISIONS OF THE MFA, HE SAID.

♦DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE OPPOSED TO DIFFERENTIAL TREATMENT AMONG DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE. IN SO FAR AS DIFFERENT TREATMENT UNDER THE MFA IS CONCERNED, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WERE UNITED IN THEIR VIEW THAT SMALL SUPPLIERS SHOULD NOT BE SUBJECTED TO RESTRAINTS OF ANY KIND,+ MR MILLS SAID.

♦DELEGATIONS FROM SEVERAL DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WILL BE ARRIVING SHORTLY IN GENEVA FOR THE TEXTILES COMMITTEE AND THE CLOSE CO-ORDINATION AND CO-OPERATION WHICH HAS ALREADY BEEN ACHIEVED WILL BE CONTINUED THERE,+ MR MILLS SAID.

♦WE SHALL BE HOLDING DAILY MEETINGS TO EXCHANGE IDEAS AND INFORMATION AND TO ENSURE THAT WE MAINTAIN THE COHESIVENESS AND FRANKNESS WHICH HAS CHARACTERISED OUR DELIBERATIONS SO FAR,+ HE ADDED.

ALL THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES PRESENT RECOGNISED THE IMPORTANCE OF CONTINUING TO EXCHANGE IDEAS AND INFORMATION. IT WAS AGREED IN DELHI THAT THIS CO-OPERATION SHOULD CONTINUE BEYOND THE MULTILATERAL STAGE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS INTO THE BILATERAL PHASE WHEN INDIVIDUAL AGREEMENTS UNDER MFA 3 WILL BE NEGOTIATED.

♦MORE CONFERENCES OF THIS TYPE ARE PLANNED FOR 1982 WHEN THE BILATERAL AGREEMENTS ARE BEING NEGOTIATED,+ MR MILLS SAID.

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THE CONFERENCE WAS ATTENDED BY 19 DEVELOPING MEMBERS OF THE bFAi ARGENTINA. BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, EGYPT, CHINA, HONG KONG, INDIA, INDONESIA, KOREA, MACAU, MALAYSIA, MEXICO, PAKISTAN, PHILIPPINES, ROMANIA, SINGAPORE, SRI LANKA, THAILAND AND URAGUAY.

MR MILLS WILL LEAVE FOR GENEVA ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 13) FOR THE NEXT MEETING OF THE TEXTILES COMMITTEE, AND EXPECTS TO MEET DELEGATES FROM OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL FOR FINAL DISCUSSIONS BEFORE THE OPENING OF THE NEXT ROUND OF THE MFA NEGOTIATIONS.

HE IS EXPECTED TO STAY IN GENEVA UNTIL THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE COMPLETED.

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THE DEBATE ON THE MOTION OF THANKS FOR THE GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS WILL RESUME TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHEN 11 OFFICIAL MEMBERS WILL REPLY TO POINTS RAISED BY THEIR UNOFFICIAL COLLEAGUES.

THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION, THE HON KENNETH TOPLEY WILL START OFF THE RESUMED DEBATE, FOLLOWED BY THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, THE HON DONALD LIAO- THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, THE HON DAVID MCDONALD- THE SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, THE HON ERIC HO- THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, THE HON DENIS BRAY- DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, THE HON IAN MACPHERSON- THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, THE HON DAVID JEAFFRESON- THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, THE HON W. DORWARD-THE LAW DRAFTSMAN, THE HON G.P. NAZARETH- THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, THE HON MARTIN ROWLANDS AND THE CHIEF SECRETARY, THE HON SIR JACK CATER.

ONE QUESTION, CONCERNING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, WILL BE ASKED BY AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER AT THE MEETING.

THE HON ROGER LOBO WILL ASK THE GOVERNMENT TO CONFIRM THAT IT HAS NO INTENTION OF RELAXING THE POLICY AND MEASURES ADOPTED IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR TO PREVENT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

THREE BILLS WILL BE GIVEN FINAL READINGS.

THEY ARE THE INLAND REVENUE (AMENDMENT) (NO. 5) BILL 1981, AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1981, AND AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER’S BILL, THE CARITAS — HONG KONG INCORPORATION BILL 1981.

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EACH RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL OF THE COMMUNITY HAD A PART TO PLAY IN THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT NARCOTICS PROBLEMS, THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND CONTROLS, MR DOUGLAS JORDAN SAID TODAY

ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON EAST, MR JORDAN OUTLINED THE NATURE OF LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL DRUG PROBLEMS WHILE APPEALING TO THE COMMUNITY TO EXPOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN DRUG TRAFFICKING OR DRUG ADDICTION.

♦THE INSIDIOUS AND CREEPING NATURE OF THE DRUG PROBLEM DOES NOT ALLOW ANY COMMUNITY TO TAKE AN INSULAR ATTITUDE. THE PROBLEM IS A WORLDWIDE ONE, ALTHOUGH ITS INCIDENCE AND NATURE VARIES FROM PLACE TO PLACE.* HE SAID.

IN THE EAST AND IN HONG KONG PARTICULARLY, THE MAJOR PROBLEM IS IN THE OPIATES, NOTABLY HEROIN, WHILE IN THE WEST AND PARTICULARLY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND WESTERN EUROPE, HASHISH, MARIJUANA AND CANNABIS ARE THE PREDOM INENT PROBLEM, HE SAID.

♦TO MY MIND, AND I HAVE BEEN CONCERNED WITH THIS PROBLEM FOR MANY YEARS, WE DO A DISSERVICE TO THE CONCEPT OF COMBATTING DRUGS IF WE DIFFERENTIATE TOO FREQUENTLY BETWEEN THE EFFECTS OF THE VARIOUS DRUGS.

♦CLEARLY HEROIN IS POTENTIALLY FAR MORE HARMFUL THAN MARIJUANA. BUT IN MANY PLACES IN THE WORLD THE TERMS ’SOFT DRUGS’ AND ’HARD DRUGS’ ARE USED, AND I FEAR BY THIS DIFFERENTIATION WE ENCOURAGE THE THOUGHT THAT THE SO-CALLED ’SOFT DRUGS’ HAVE NO DIRE CONSEQUENCES,♦ HE SAID.

MR JORDAN SAID THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF UNKINDNESS OR OF BEING AN UNPLEASANT INFORMER IN EXPOSING SOMEONE DEALING IN DRUGS.

THERE WERE MANY ^RELATIVELY SMALL FRY* IN THE INTERNATIONAL DRUG SCENE WHO COLLECTIVELY MET THE DEMAND FOR NARCOTICS, HE SAID.

MR JORDAN EXPLAINED THAT DUE TO HEAVY AIR AND SEA TRAFFIC -IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE CUSTOMS TO SEARCH EVERY PASSENGER AND CARGO WITHOUT CAUSING INORDINATE INCONVENIENCE AND SUBSTANTIAL DELAYS WHICH WOULD SERIOUSLY IMPEDE AND FRUSTRATE HONG KONG’S TRADE, INCLUDING THE TOURIST TRADE.

♦WE THEREFORE ADOPT OTHER METHODS, PARTLY RELATED TO THE ABILITIES OF OUR STAFF TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL COURIERS OR DANGEROUS CARGOS AND SHIPS, BUT EQUALLY RELATED TO INVESTIGATIVE METHODS WHEREBY WE GENERATE A LARGE DEGREE OF INTELLIGENCE ON WHICH WE BASE SELECTIVE EXAMINATION AND OTHER INTERCEPTION,* HE SAID.

/HONG KONG'S .......

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HONG KONG’S RECORD IN RELATION TO NARCOTICS WAS GENERALLY A GOOD ONE.

♦DURING THE LAST DECADE WE SAW THE REDUCTION OF THE PROBLEM TO AT LEAST MANAGEABLE PROPORTIONS, AND THE PROBLEM CONTINUES TO BE DEALT WITH COMPETENTLY NOT ONLY IN LAW-ENFORCEMENT BY THE CUSTOMS AND POLICE BUT IN THE FIELDS OF EDUCATION, PREVENTION, REHABILITATION AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL SCENE,♦ HE SAID.

♦IN THIS, THE GOVERNMENT TAKES THE LEAD BUT ITS EFFORTS ARE SUPPLEMENTED BY A NUMBER OF WORTHY PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS.+

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TEACH BY EXAMPLE FOR MORAL GUIDANCE, EDUCATORS URGED * * * * *

♦DO AS I DO, NOT AS I SAY+ SHOULD BE THE MOTTO OF MORAL EDUCATORS, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) AT THE SPEECH DAY OF THE SHENG KUNG HUI TANG SHIU KIN SECONDARY SCHOOL.

THE DIRECTOR AGREED WITH THE PRINCIPAL OF THE SCHOOL, THE REV PAUL TONG, THAT SCHOOLS DO HAVE A PART TO PLAY IN THE MORAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD.

♦BUT EXAMPLE IS MORE COMPELLING THAN PRECEPT. CHILDREN IN SCHOOL LOOK TO THEIR TEACHERS FOR GUIDANCE AND THE MOST EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION MUST BE THE PERSONAL EXAMPLE OF OUR TEACHERS,♦ W HAYE SAID.

MR HAYE SAID THAT THE KEY TO ANY MORAL LIFE MUST BE COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR OTHERS. UNLESS THERE WAS THE MOST ELEMENTARY CONSIDERATION OF THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, THERE COULD BE NO MORALITY.

♦ALL THE GREAT PHILOSOPHIES AND RELIGIONS ARE FOUNDED ON COMPASS ION,+ MR HAYE DECLARED.

HE ADDED THAT RESPECT FOR THE LAW SHOULD NOT BE BASED ON FEAR.

♦WE SHOULD OBEY LAWS BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND THAT THEY WERE MADE TO BENEFIT SOCIETY. GOOD SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHING THEREFORE SHOULD EXPLAIN THE INSTITUTIONS WHICH UPHOLD OUR SOCIETY.+ THE DIRECTOR SAID.

MR HAYE ALSO CONGRATULATED THE SCHOOL ON ITS RELIGIOUS PROGRAMME WHICH, HE SAID, WAS CLOSELY GEARED TO MORAL EDUCATION.

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PROPER LIGHTING FOR VILLAGE x K K

SOME 200 SQUATTERS WILL RECEIVE PROPER AND (NOVEMBER 13).

OF NAM SHAN NEW VILLAGE IN WONG TAI SIN LEGAL SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY FROM FRIDAY

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WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 13) AT 4 PM AT THE NAM SHAN «W VILLAGE’S MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE OFFICE. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE VILLAGE (AT PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, NEAR THE DIAMOND HILL CREMATORIUM) BEFORE 3.45 PM. AN OFFICER FROM THE CDO WILL ASSIST THEM.

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CONTRACT FOR EASTERN CORRIDOR

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THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT WILL AWARD A MULT I-MILL ION-DOLLAR CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE ONE OF STAGE TWO OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE WORK INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SECTION OF ROAD FROM HEALTHY STREET WEST TO QUARRY BAY.

STAGE ONE OF THE PROJECT, STARTING FROM CAUSEWAY BAY «ALTHY STREET WEST, IS NOW U&DER CONSTRUCTION.

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BE NELD AT 2.30 PM AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON 21ST FLOOR OF MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD.

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FIRST CHEUNG CHAU ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD

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CHEUNG CHAU IS TO HOLD ITS FIRST EVER ARTS FESTIVAL FROM NOVEMBER 21 TO 27.

THE SEVEN-DAY FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE TWO DRAMA NIGHTS, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS AND A VARIETY SHOW.

THE FESTIVAL IS BEING ORGANISED BY ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE AND CHEUNG CHAU CULTURAL INTEREST ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, WITH DISTRICT BOARD SPONSORSHIP.

IT WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RICKY FUNG.

THE FIRST TWO NIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL WILL BE TAKEN UP WITH THE DRAMA PERFORMANCES TO BE STAGED BY THE CULTURAL INTEREST ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION AT CHEUNG CHAU CARITAS ST PAUL PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOL.

FROM NOVEMBER 23 TO 25, HUNDREDS OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CALLIGRAPHY WORKS AND PAINTINGS WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT CHEUNG CHAU RECREATIONAL CENTRE.

THE FESTIVAL WILL END WITH A VARIETY SHOW ON NOVEMBER 27 AT THE PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN WHICH CHEUNG CHAU SCHOOL STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS WILL TAKE PART.

IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS DISPLAYS, MUSIC PERFORMANCES, CHINESE CLASSICAL AND TRADITIONAL DANCING, SINGING AND A CANTONESE OPERA SHOW.

ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD IS FUNDING THE FESTIVAL.

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SALT WATER SUPPLY * * *

SALT WATER SUPPLIES TO SOME AREAS IN KOWLOON WILL BE INTERRUPTED ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 13) BETWEEN 10 AM AND 10 PM TO ALLOW FOR RENEWAL WORK ON THE PUMP DELIVERY PIPE.

AFFECTED AREAS WILL BE HUNG HOM, TO KWA WAN, KAI TAK, MA TAU WAI, KOWLOON CITY, WONG TAI SIN, TSZ WAN SHAN AND KOWLOON HOSPITAL.

MA TAU KOK, KOWLOON TONG

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SOCCER CONTEST FOR CENTRAL OFFICE WORKERS * * * *

A MINI-SOCCER TOURNAMENT AIMED AT PROMOTING THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, PROVIDING SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR WHITE-COLLAR WORKERS AND ENHANCING FRIENDSHIP AMONG ENTERPRISES IN CENTRAL WILL BE HELD AT KING GEORGE V MEMORIAL PARK ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 15) STARTING AT 9.30 AM.

THE +D(STRICT ADMINISTRATION CUP MINI-SOCCER TOURNAMENT* IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) AND AREA COMMITTEES IN CENTRAL.

FOURTEEN TEAMS FROM BANKS AND OFFICES IN CENTRAL WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE KNOCK-OUT TOURNAMENT, WITH CHAMPION AND FIRST RUNNER-UP BEING AWARDED THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION CUPS.

A LUCKY-DRAW WILL BE HELD AFTER THE TOURNAMENT.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE PUBLIC MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

...... WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE,NO.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING:

RE-ORGANISATION PLAN ................................. 1

SIR JACK CATER +A FIRST-CLASS CHIEF SECRETARY+ ....... 5

60NCER?' ABOUT MAN IN THE STRE T - SIR JACK CATER .... • 5

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NATIONALITY ACT - SIR JACK CATER ..................... 7 .

ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION MEASURES WILL CONTINUE - SIR JACK CATER................................................. 9

GROUNDS FOR OPTIMISM IN ECONOMY - HON D.G. JEAFFRESON .... 9

FOUR PER CENT OF GDP SPENT ON MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES - HON E.P. HO......................................... 11

BI-SESSIONALISM IN SCHOOLS EXPLAINED - HON KENNETH TOPLEY 12

GAMBLING POLICY EXPLAINED - HON D.C. BRAY ............ 14

PROPERTY BILL BEING STUDIED - HON G.P. NAZARETH ...... 15

GOVERNMENT'S ROLE IN INDUSTRY - HON BILL DORWARD...... 16

ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL HUT-BUILDERS - HON DONALD LIAO .... 18

GOVT STRONGLY COMMITTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - HON IAN MACPHERSON ....................................... 20

BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE PLANNED - HON DAVID MCDONALD 21

POLICY ON CIVIL SERVICE PAY - HON MARTIN ROWLANDS .... 2J

LITTERING FROM VEHICLES .............................. 24

THREE BILLS PASSED ................................... 24

ANOTHER ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR CONTRACT AWARDED......... 25

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, THE HON SIR JACK CATER TODAY ANNOUNCED THE INTRODUCTION OF A SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION TO DEAL WITH DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION THROUGHOUT HONG KONG.

THIS WILL INVOLVE A FULL REORGANISATION OF THE HOME AFFAIRS BRANCH AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

WINDING UP THE POLICY DEBATE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, SIR JACK SAID THE REORGANISATION IS TO GIVE THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME THE NECESSARY THRUST AND COORDINATION.

IN ANNOUNCING THESE ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES, SIR JACK STRESSED THAT THE HUMAN EMPHASIS OF THE WORK OF THE DISTRICT OFFICES, WHETHER IN URBAN AREAS OR IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, WILL NOT BE LOST.

♦INDEED, THESE OFFICES MUST REMAIN APPROACHABLE, AND CONSTANTLY CONCERNED FOR THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICTS. THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES IN THESE ASPECTS ARE IN NO WAY LESSENED BY THE CHANGES PROPOSED,♦ HE SAID.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY AMPLIFIED THE ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ABOUT THE REORGANISATION OF THE HOME AFFAIRS BRANCH AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENIS BRAY, WILL HAND OVER TO THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES. MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. MR AKERS-JONES WILL THUS BECOME THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS WILL ASSUME POLICY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INFORMATION MATTERS, WITH EFFECT FROM DECEMBER 1 FROM THE PRESENT SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION, MR ALAN SCOTT. THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS WILL CONTINUE AS THE GOVERNMENT'S SENIOR ADVISER ON CHINESE AFFAIRS. HE WILL ALSO TAKE OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, W IAN MACPHERSON.

TO ASSIST HIM IN HIS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR AKERS-JONES WILL HAVE TWO REGIONAL SECRETARIES. THE REGIONAL SECRETARY (CITY) WILL BE GRAHAM BARNES, AT PRESENT THE DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS. THE POST OF DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS WILL LAPSE. ON THE NEW TERRITORIES SIDE, MR MACPHERSON WILL BECOME REGIONAL SECRETARY (NEW TERRITORIES). BOTH HE AND MR BARNES WILL CONTINUE AS AMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

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MR BRAY WILL THUS ASSUME POLICY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON, THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND CERTAIN FUNCTIONS OF THE TELEVISION AND ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING AUTHORITY. POLICY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S RELATIONS WITH THE MEDIA WILL THUS CONTINUE TO BE EXERCISED AT SECRETARY LEVEL. THE POSITION OF RTHK AS A DEPARTMENT AND WITH EDITORIAL INDEPENDENCE, WILL NOT BE CHANGED.

THE SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION, MR ALAN SCOTT, AFTER HANDING OVER THE DUTIES OF SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION TO MR BRAY ON DECEMBER 1, WILL BEGIN FAMILIARISING HIMSELF WITH TRANSPORT MATTERS PREPARATORY TO TAKING OVER AS SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT ON JANUARY 1, 1982.

MR DEREK JONES, AT PRESENT SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, WILL AFTER A FAMILIARISATION PERIOD BE POSTED TO BRUSSELS AS THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S MINISTER FOR COMMERCIAL RELATIONS LATER IN 1962. HE WILL TAKE OVER FROM MR CLAUDE BURGESS, WHO HAS HELD THE APPOINTMENT SINCE 1974.

THE REORGANISATION OF THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN STAGES TO BE COMPLETED BY APRIL 1, 1982. SOME OF THE MAIN CHANGES HOWEVER WILL TAKE PLACE ON DECEMBER 1, INCLUDING MOVING THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT TO THE CHARGE OF THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

THE DUTIES OF THE POST OF DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS ARE BEING EXAMINED FOLLOWING THE TRANSFER OF THE SUBJECT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS TO THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS.

THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ALSO SAID THAT MR A.K. CHUI, AT PRESENT DEPUTY SECRETARY (NEW TERRITORIES), HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO BE DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES IN THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

FOLLOWING ARE DETAILS OF RECENT POSTINGS OF THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE REORGANISATION »

(A) MR BRAY WAS SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS 1973-1977 WHEN HE BECAME HONG KONG GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONER IN LONDON. HE RETURNED IN 1980 TO THE POST OF SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS.

(B) MR AKERS-JONES HAS BEEN SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SINCE 1973.

(C) MR SCOTT HAS BEEN SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION SINCE 1980- BEFORE THAT HE WAS SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE 1973-1977 AND SECRETARY FOR HOUSING 1977-80.

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(D) MR DEREK JONES HAS BEEN SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT SINCE SEPTEMBER, 1981. BEFORE THAT HE WAS SECRETARY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT FROM 1976.

(E) MR GRAHAM BARNES HAS BEEN DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS SINCE SEPTEMBER 1, 1980.

(F) MR IAN MACPHERSON HAS BEEN DAEA SINCE SEPTEMBER 1, 1981 AND WAS PREVIOUSLY DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES SINCE OCTOBER 20, 1978.

(G) MR CLAUDE BURGESS' CAREER IN HONG KONG CULMINATED IN HIS APPOINTMENT AS COLONIAL SECRETARY, 1958-1963. HE HAS BEEN MINISTER FOR HONG KONG COMMERCIAL RELATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND THE MEMBER STATES SINCE OCTOBER 1974.

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THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY PAID WARM TRIBUTE TO THE CONTRIBUTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF SIR JACK CATER WHO WILL SOON BE LEAVING TO TAKE UP HIS NEW POST AS HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON.

SIR JACK, WHO HAS SERVED HONG KONG FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, ATTENDED HIS LAST COUNCIL MEETING AS CHIEF SECRETARY THIS AFTERNOON.

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, DESCRIBED HIM AS

♦A FIRST-CLASS CHIEF SECRETARY*, WHO HAD COMBINED A CAPACITY FOR INNOVATION WITH EXCELLENT POLITICAL JUDGEMENT AND FAR-SIGHTED CONCERN FOR THE WELFARE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE HE LED.

THIS HAD BEEN NO SURPRISE, SIR MURRAY SAID, NOTING THAT SIR JACK HAD SHOWN HIS METTLE UNDER THE EXCEPTIONAL TEST OF FIGHTING CORRUPTION FOR FIVE COURAGEOUS YEARS AS THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION.

♦THE BREAKING, DURING THOSE YEARS, OF THIS TRADITIONAL SCOURGE OF HONG KONG WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT AND AN IMMENSE CONTRIBUTION TO THE WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY,♦ SIR MURRAY SAID.

THE GOVERNOR NOTED THAT SIR JACK’S EARLIER WORK IN HIS VARIED SERVICE TO HONG KONG HAD GIVEN HIM A DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF THE LIVES AND NEEDS OF THOSE AT ALL LEVELS IN INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES.

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THIS KNOWLEDGE STOOD HIM IN GOOD STEAD SUCCESSIVELY AS SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION, SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, AND FINALLY FIVE COURAGEOUS YEARS AS THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF THE ICAC.

SIR JACK WAS NOT LEAVING THE SERVICE OF HONG KONG, SAID SIR MURRAY, BUT BEGINNING YET ANOTHER AND VERY IMPORTANT CHAPTER IN HIS VARIED SERVICE TO HONG KONG.

I AM SURE WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT AS HONG KONG’S COMMISSIONER IN LONDON HE AND HIS WIFE WILL BE FREQUENT VISITORS TO HONG KONG AND THAT WHAT WE SAY ON THIS OCCASION CAN BE ’THANK YOU AND SEE YOU AGAIN SOON’, RATHER THAN ’GOOD-BYE’,* THE GOVERNOR SAID.

UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS ALSO JOINED IN PAYING TRIBUTE TO SIR JACK.

SPEAKING FOR ALL HIS COLLEAGUES, THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL, THE HON ROGER LOBO, WISHED SIR JACK EVERY SUCCESS IN HIS NEW POST AS HONG KONG COMMISSIONER.

MR LOBO SAIDi +MANY OF US HERE HAVE KNOWN SIR JACK FOR A LONG TIME, NOT ONLY AS A TOUGH AND ELOQUENT SPOKESMAN FOR THE GOVERNMENT IN THIS CHAMBER, BUT ALSO AS A HIGHLY RESPECTED AND DEDICATED CIVIL SERVANT AND A TRUSTED FRIEND.

HE HAS BEEN WITH US CONTINUOUSLY SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR II- THROUGH MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT, AND THROUGH MANY DIFFICULT AND TESTING SITUATIONS.

HIS LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN EXEMPLARY TO THIS COMMUNITY AS WELL AS TO THE SERVICE HE HAS REPRESENTED. SIR JACK’S INTEGRITY, BRAVERY AND COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE ARE A BYWORD IN OUR SOCIETY.

AS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE HEAD OF THE CIVIL SERVICE DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS, HE HAS ONCE AGAIN DEMONSTRATED HIS DETERMINATION AND ABILITY TO BRING ABOUT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE WELL-BEING OF OUR PEOPLE, IN UPGRADING THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN THIS COMMUNITY AND IN ENSURING THE FAIR AND JUST RUNNING OF OUR SOCIETY.

MY UNOFFICIAL COLLEAGUES AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THESE SAME OUTSTANDING QUALITIES WILL BE VALUABLY EMPLOYED IN SIR JACK’S NEXT APPOINTMENT AS HONG KONG’S COMMISSIONER IN LONDON.*

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CONCERN ABOUT MAN IN THE STREET ******

THE GOVERNMENT, WHILE SETTING ITSELF THE TASK OF PROVIDING THE RIGHT KIND OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE FOR GROWTH, MUST AT ALL TIMES CONCERN ITSELF WITH SAFEGUARDING AND PROVIDING FOR THE NEEDS OF THE YOUNG, THE WEAK, THE SICK AND THE DISADVANTAGED, THE CHIEF SECRETARY,THE HON SIR JACK CATER,SAID TODAY.

WINDING UP THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL DEBATE, SIR JACK SAID A BALANCE MUST BE STRUCK BETWEEN THE PHILOSOPHY OF A FREE ECONOMY AS THE BASIS FOR ECONOMIC HEALTH AND GROWTH, AND THE NEED FOR REGULATION AND CONTROL AS THE BASIS FOR SOCIAL HEALTH AND GROWTH.

♦ THIS IS A DYNAMIC SITUATION AND, IN WATCHING IT CHANGE FROM DAY TO DAY, WE MUST REMAIN ALERT TO SHIFTS IN EVENTS AND IN EXPECTATIONS TO ENSURE THAT AN ACCEPTABLE BALANCE IS MAINTAINED-THAT IS, A BALANCE WHICH IS ACCEPTABLE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE COMMUNITY, AND NOT JUST TO A FEW GROUPS.*

SIR JACK SAID HE WAS CONCERNED AT THE GAP BETWEEN RICH AND POOR IN OUR SOCIETY.

+1 DO NOT QUESTION THE APPROPRIATE REWARD OF SKILL, ABILITY OR ENTREPRENEURIAL INGENUITY, FOR THIS HAS BEEN BASIC TO HONG KONG’S SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT.

+1 AM CONCERNED THAT THE MAN AND WOMAN IN THE STREET, THE ORDINARY WORKERS ON WHOM, ULTIMATELY, HONG KONG’S FUTURE DEPENDS, ARE NOT GETTING A FAIR SHARE OF THE ECONOMIC CAKE.

♦THE HEROES OF OUR ECONOMIC SUCCESS ARE NOT TO BE FOUND SOLELY IN THE BOARD-ROOMS OF CENTRALi THEY ARE TO BE FOUND LARGELY ON THE FACTORY FLOOR, AND IN THE HOUSING ESTATES, IN TSUEN WAN, IN WONG TAI SIN, TSZ WAN SHAN AND KWUN TONG.+

SIR JACK ALSO SAID HE WAS CONCERNED THAT THE SUCCESS OF LARGE BUSINESSES SHOULD NOT BE MEASURED BY PROFITABILITY WITHOUT REGARD TO SOCIAL COST- AND THAT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE MEASURED BY THE STATE OF OUR RESERVES WITHOUT REGARD TO UNFULFILLED SOCIAL NEEDS.

♦THE ’UNACCEPTABLE FACE OF CAPITALISM’ MUST NEVER BE ACCEPTED OR TOLERATED JUST BECAUSE WE ARE A CAPITALIST-ORIENTED SOCIETY, AND PROUD TO BE SO,* SIR JACK SAID.

♦THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD ARGUE ’LET IT BE SO’i THAT THIS IS IN KEEPING WITH THE PHILOSOPHY OF HONG KONGi THAT HONG KONG IS ALL ABOUT THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST (SOME WOULD SAY THE POWERFUL AND THE RICH): THAT LIFE HONG KONG STYLE IS ALL ABOUT ALLOWING FREE PLAY TO 'MARKET FORCES’.

♦IT IS NOT AS EASY AS THAT: NOR SHOULD IT BE,+ SIR JACK ADDED.

/ON DELATIONS .......

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ON RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN AND CHINA, SIR JACK SAID THE EXCELLENT RELATIONS WERE UNDERSCORED WITH THE RECENT VISITS BY M? REN ZHONGYI, THE PARTY FIRST SECRETARY FOR GUANGDONG PROVINCE AND BY THE MAYOR OF SHANGHAI, MR WANG DAOHAN.

♦SUCH VISITS, TOGETHER WITH THE MANY REGULAR LOWER-LEVEL CONTACTS, AND CONTINUING AND EXPANDING DEVELOPMENTS IN ECONOMIC COOPERATION, ARE MAKING A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO HONG KONG’S FUTURE PROSPERITY AND STABILITY.*

REFERRING TO A POINT MADE BY THE HON LYDIA DUNN THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS LOSING CONTROL OVER THE GROWTH OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE, SIR JACK SAID IT APPEARED THAT MISS DUNN HAD MISSED THE POINT THAT GROWTH IN PUBLIC SPENDING WAS BEING CUT.

♦TH IS OF COURSE REPRESENTS GOVERNMENT POLICY ALTHOUGH WE HAVE TO BE MOVED AS MUCH BY PRAGMATISM AS BY DOGMATISM,* HE SAID.

IT WOULD BE HELPFUL, HE ADDED, IF MISS DUNN MADE SPECIFIC MENTION OF FURTHER CUTS SHE WOULD LIKE TO SEE. +ARE WE TO PROVIDE FEWER SCHOOLS, FEWER HOSPITALS, WORSE ROADS, LESS PUBLIC HOUSING, OR FEWER POLICE?* HE ASKED, ADDING +IT IS SO EASY TO BE BROADLY CRITICAL IF THERE IS NO NEED TO BE PRECISE.*

ON TRANSPORT, SIR JACK SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS DETERMINED TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE AND HE CONFIRMED THAT EXPENDITURE ON TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE WILL BE ACCORDED A VERY HIGH PRIORITY IN OUR FUTURE PLANS.

ON THE MASS MEDIA, SIR JACK SHARED THE HON SELINA CHOW’S VIEW THAT IN THE LIGHT OF THE GREAT INFLUENCE OF TELEVISION ON THE MINDS OF OUR PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY THE YOUNG, SOME FORM OF CONTROL OVER PROGRAMME-STANDARDS MUST BE RETAINED.

SIR JACK AGREED WITH THE HON MARIA TAM WHO HAD EMPHASISED THE DESIRABILITY OF A CLOSELY-COORDINATED APPROACH BY THE MANY AGENCIES INVOLVED IN TACKLING JUVENILE CRIME, BUT SAID THIS WAS EASIER SAID THAN DONE.

HOWEVER, IT WAS PRECISELY TO IMPROVE THIS SORT OF LIAISON THAT THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE SYSTEM HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED, AND HE WAS SURE THAT THIS WOULD PROVE A USEFUL AND IMPORTANT VEHICLE TO HELP COORDINATION.

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SIR JACK SPEAKS ON NATIONALITY ACT

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HONG KONG MUST ACCEPT THE ASSURANCES GIVEN BY UK MINISTERS THAT THE NEW NATIONALITY ACT RECENTLY PASSED BY PARLIAMENT WILL IN NO WAY ALTER THE UK GOVERNMENT’S RELATIONSHIP WITH, AND ITS COMMITMENT TO, HONG KONG AND ITS PEOPLE, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JACK CATER SAID TODAY.

WHILE HONG KONG WOULD MUCH HAVE PREFERRED NO CHANGE AT ALL, HE SAID, IN PURELY PRACTICAL IMMIGRATION TERMS THE ACT WAS NOW PROBABLY AS NEUTRAL AS IT COULD BE IN ITS EFFECTS ON THE RIGHTS AND INTERESTS OF HONG KONG’S CITIZENS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND COLONIES.

+BUT THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT THAT IN PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS, THE CHANGES HAVE COME AS AN UNPLEASANT AND UNWELCOME SHOCK,+ HE SAID.

SIR JACK NOTED THERE HAD BEEN A LARGE VOLUME OF EXCHANGES AT VARIOUS LEVELS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND LONDON - INVOLVING THE GOVERNOR, SENIOR UNOFFICIALS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS AS WELL AS OUR SUPPORTERS IN THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.

♦THE RESULT IS THAT, FROM HONG KONG’S POINT OF VIEW THE NEW ACT IS A CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT ON THE BILL AS IT WAS FIRST PRESENTED IN JANUARY,♦ HE SAID.

NEVERTHELESS IT SEEMED A GREAT PITY TO HIM THAT WE HAD NOT GOT IN THE ACT A SPECIFIC STATEMENT THAT HONG KONG PEOPLE ARE AND WILL REMAIN BRITISH, OR UNITED KINGDOM, NATIONALS.

♦AFTER ALL, SUCH A STATEMENT WOULD SIMPLY BE RESTATING IN THE LAW WHAT MINISTERS HAVE STATED UNEQUIVOCALLY IN PARLIAMENT.+

IT WAS A FACT THAT THIS ERMINOLOGY HAD NEVER BEEN USED IN THE UK’S NATIONALITY LAW — ALTHOUGH IT CERTAINLY EXISTS IN THE SPECIFIC CONTEXTS OF SOME OTHER UK LEGISLATION.

♦IT IS ALSO A FACT THAT SOME INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS CONSIDER THAT A NATIONAL OF A COUNTRY HAS AN AUTOMATIC RIGHT OF ENTRY TO IT,+ HE SAID, ADDING THAT VERY FEW COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO ACCEPT LARGE-SCALE IMMIGRATION ♦AND NO-ONE KNOWS THAT BETTER THAN HONG KONG.+

NEVERTHELESS, HE ADDED, WE MUST ALL BE DISAPPOINTED THAT AN ELEMENT OF DISCRIMINATION HAS BEEN PERMITTED TO BE EMBODIED IN THE ACT IN TERMS OF TREATMENT GIVEN TO THE BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES.

SIR JACK RECALLED THAT THIS HAD BEEN THE SUBJECT OF DEBATE IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON OCTOBER 27 WHEN SIR PAUL BRYAN HAD ASKED FOR CONFIRMATION THAT BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORY CITIZENS HELD AND ENJOYED THE STATUS OF UNITED KINGDOM NATIONALS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEIR TERRITORY REMAINED ON THE SCHEDULE.

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THE WRITTEN REPLY BY THE HOME SECRETARY, THE RT HON WILLIAM WHITELAW, WHICH WAS RELEASED BY SIR JACK TODAY IS AS FOLLOWS:

IN THE DEBATE ON THE BRITISH NATIONALITY BILL ON 27TH OCTOBER I SAID THAT I WOULD WRITE TO YOU ON THE POINTS WHICH YOU RAISED ABOUT HONG KONG.

+MAY I SAY THAT I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE STRENGTH OF FEELING IN HONG KONG FOR THE BRITISH CONNECTION, WHICH YOU EXPOUNDED SO CLEARLY? I WAS GLAD THAT YOU SAID THAT YOU REALISED THAT ANY CONCERN IN HONG KONG ABOUT THE BILL WAS PROBABLY BASED ON A MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE VERY REAL SENSE OF COMMITMENT TO HONG KONG WHICH THIS GOVERNMENT FEELS. AS YOU KNOW, I HAVE MYSELF UNDERLINED IN PARLIAMENT THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT COMMITMENT TO HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT: AND OTHER MINISTERS HAVE FREQUENTLY DONE THE SAME. THE BRITISH NATIONALITY BILL DOES NOT AFFECT HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT’S RELATIONSHIP WITH HONG KONG OR THE STRENGTH OF THE GOVERNMENT’S SUPPORT FOR THAT OR ANY OTHER DEPENDENT TERR(TORY.

IN YOUR SPEECH YOU MENTIONED THE UNDERTAKINGS GIVEN BY TIMOTHY RAISON DURING THE REPORT STAGE OF THE BILL IN THE COMMONS. IT MAY BE HELPFUL TO SPELL THESE OUT AGAIN AND TO CONFIRM THAT BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES CITIZENS WILL REMAIN UNITED KINGDOM NATIONALS IN THE SENSE THAT THE UNITED KINGDOM WILL AFFORD CONSULAR PROTECTION AND REPRESENT THEIR INTERESTS INTERNATIONALLY. THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT, AND AS IN THE PAST THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO AVOID BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES CITIZENS ENCOUNTERING DIFFICULTIES IN THIRD COUNTRIES, PARTICULARLY OVER IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES.

♦YOU ALSO ASKED FOR ASSURANCE THAT THE NATIONAL STATUS OF BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES CITIZENS AND HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT’S UNDERTAKINGS TOWARDS THEM WOULD CONTINUE WHETHER A PARTICULAR DEPENDENT TERRITORY REMAINED IN SCHEDULE 6 OF THE BILL OR NOT. I CANNOT, OF COURSE, MAKE ANY DEFINITE FORECAST ABOUT A HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION, PARTICULARLY ONE WHICH, AS YOU YOURSELF POINTED OUT IN THE DEBATE, IS VERY REMOTE. IT IS IMPORTANT, HOWEVER, TO POINT OUT THAT A DEPENDENT TERRITORY MAY ONLY BE REMOVED FROM SCHEDULE 6 BY A DECISION OF PARLIAMENT.

♦IF THERE WERE TO BE A CHANGE IN THE STATUS OF A DEPENDENCY, THE QUESTION OF THE NATIONAL STATUS IN OUR LAW OF PEOPLE FROM THAT DEPENDENCY WOULD THEREFORE BE FOR PARLIAMENT TO DECIDE, TAKING ACCOUNT OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES. IT WOULD, I BELIEVE, BE WRONG TO TRY TO BE MORE PRECISE ON HOW BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES CITIZENS FROM HONG KONG MIGHT BE AFFECTED, PARTICULARLY AS NO CLEAR ANALOGY CAN BE DRAWN BETWEEN THAT TERRITORY AND OTHERS WHICH IN THE PAST HAVE CEASED TO BE DEPENDENCIES. WHAT I BELIEVE MATTERS MOST FROM HONG KONG’S POINT OF VIEW IS THAT THE STABILITY OF THE TERRITORY RESTS ON THE TWIN BASES OF OUR EXCELLENT RELATIONS WITH CHINA AND OF BRITAIN’S COMMITMENT TO SUPPORT THE INTERESTS OF HONG KONG’S PEOPLE. THAT IS NOT ALTERED BY THE NATIONALITY BILL.+

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ANT I-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION MEASURES WILL CONTINUE *****

THE CHIEF SECRETARY. SIR JACK CATER, TODAY REITERATED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO INTENTION WHATSOEVER TO RELAX THE POLICY AND MEASURES ADOPTED IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR TO PREVENT ILLEGAL IMMIGRAT ION.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER, THE HON ROGER LOBO, SIR JACK MADE IT CLEAR THAT HONG KONG MUST AND WILL CONTINUE WITH ALL THE VARIOUS MEASURES AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, INCLUDING STRENGTHENING THE BORDER DEFENCE, THE REQUIREMENT TO CARRY AND PRODUCE PROOF OF IDENTITY AND TO PRODUCE ID CARDS ON SEEKING EMPLOYMENT, THE MARKING OF BOATS AND SO ON.

♦WE SHALL CONTINUE TO SEND BACK ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DETECTED HERE AS A RESULT OF THESE MEASURES, INCLUDING CHILDREN, MANY OF WHOM, I REGRET TO SAY, HAVE LATELY BEEN BROUGHT ACROSS THE BORDER BY ILLEGAL SYNDICATES QUICK TO EXPLOIT FAMILY AFFECT ION,♦ SIR JACK SAID.

THESE MEASURES HAVE TO DATE PROVED TO BE REMARKABLY SUCCESSFUL, « NOTED. ♦THEY HAVE CLEARLY HAD A DETERRENT EFFECT ON THOSE WHO MIGHT BE THINKING OF LEAVING THEIR HOMES IN CHINA IN AN ATTEMPT TO COME TO HONG KONG.+

SOME OF THESE MEASURES, SIR JACK SAID, HAD UNDOUBTEDLY CAUSED INCONVENIENCE TO OUR PEOPLE.

♦BUT I BELIEVE THAT NEARLY EVERYONE ACCEPTS THEM AS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE POLICY. HAVING ACHIEVED CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS IN STEMMING THE TIDE, WE MUST NOT DROP OUR GUARD,♦ HE STRESSED.

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THERE ARE REALISTIC GROUNDS FOR OPTIMISM ABOUT THE ECONOMY’S PROSPECTS WHICH HAVE BEEN REINFORCED BY INFORMATION THAT HAS BECOME AVAILABLE SINCE THE GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS IN EARLY OCTOBER.

THE SECRETARY "OR ECONOMIC SERVICES, THE HON D.G. JEAFFRESON TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY THAT AN ASSESSMENT OF THE FACTS SUGGESTED THAT OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE NOT ONLY WOULD IMPROVE, BUT WAS ALREADY IMPROVING.

MR JEAFFRESON ADM ''TED THAT THE HONG KONG ECONOMY, LIKE EVERY OTHER FREE ECONOMY, HAD HAD ITS PROBLEMS, BUT HE POINTED OUT THAT THE REMARKABLE FEATURE OF OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE HAD BEEN THAT, IN THE FACE OF UNFAVOURABLE CONDITIONS IN OUR MAIN MARKETS AND OF PERSISTENT WORLD INFLATION, THESE PROBLEMS HAD NOT BEEN MORE

ON THE CONTRARY, HE SAID, THE GROWTH RATE OF THE ECONOMY HAL REMAINED HIGH.

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+THIS HAS ENABLED A LARGE NUMBER OF IMMIGRANTS TO BE ABSORBED INTO THE LABOUR FORCE WITH ONLY A RELATIVELY MODEST RISE IN UNEMPLOYMENT.

♦SO IN CONTRAST TO THE DOUBTS HONOURABLE MEMBERS EXPRESSED ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY BEING ABLE TO CONTINUE TO EMPLOY A HIGH PROPORTION OF OUR LABOUR FORCE, MANUFACTURING EMPLOYMENT WAS AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL EVER IN JUNE, AND THERE ARE EVEN REPORTS OF SHORTAGES FOR SOME INDUSTRIES.*

AS REGARDS DOMESTIC EXPORTS, MR JEAFFRESON SAID ALTHOUGH THEIR GROWTH RATE HAD BEEN SLOWING DOWN, THE DECELERATION HAD NOT BEEN AS SEVERE AS MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPECTED GIVEN THE STATE OF OUR MAIN MARKETS.

+FURTHERMORE,♦ HE SAID,* THERE ARE CLEAR SIGNS THAT THINGS ARE IMPROVING.*

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF THIS YEAR WAS 20 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE CORRESPONDING QUARTER LAST YEAR, WHILE FOR THE FIRST HALF YEAR COMPARISON IT WAS ONLY 14 PER CENT HIGHER.

+DISCOUNTING FOR INCREASES IN PRICES, IT IS LIKELY THAT THERE HAS BEEN AN ACCELERATION IN THE YEAR-ON-YEAR GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS FROM LESS THAN SIX PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR TO ABOUT EIGHT PER CENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER,* HE SAID.

FURTHER, THERE WAS ALSO A FAIRLY SHARP ACCELERATION IN THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMIMANUFACTURES, TRADITIONALLY AN INDICATION OF A FUTURE ACCELERATION IN THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS.

THERE WAS ALSO AN EQUALLY SHARP SLOWING DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS, HE SAID, ADDING THAT THESE DEVELOPMENTS SUGGESTED THAT THE TRADE GAP MIGHT NOW BEGIN TO NARROW.

THE SLOWING DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC CREDIT IN THE THIRD QUARTER SHOULD ALSO BE BENEFICIAL IN TERMS OF BOTH INFLATION AND THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR.

ON THE PROPERTY MARKET, MR JEAFFRESON SAID ALTHOUGH UNTIL ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR RENTS AND PRICES CONTINUED TO RISE SHARPLY, SINCE THEN THEY HAD GENERALLY BEEN STATIC OR HAD FALLEN, IN SOME CASES QUITE DRAMATICALLY.

THIS NEW SITUATION, HE SAID, HAD BEEN BROUGHT ABOUT BY A COMBINATION OF THE GOOD LEVEL OF SUPPLY OF NEW PROPERTY AND THE DAMPENING OF DEMAND.

HE SAID THE MAIN POTENTIAL PROBLEM AREAS NOW REMAINED THE FUTURE PERFORMANCE OF THE ECONOMIES OF OUR MAIN MARKETS AND THE OUTCOME OF THE NEGOTIATION ON THE RENEWAL OF THE MULTI-FIBRE ARRANGEMENTS.

ON PROPOSALS FOR CHANGES IN OUR ECONOMIC POLICIES, W JEAFFRESON SAID HE AGREED WITH THE HON WILLIAM BROWN THAT THERE WAS GROW IN? EVIDENCE THAT MARKET FORCES WERE PRODUCING THEIR OWN SOLUTIONS.

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FOUR PER CENT OF GDP SPENT ON MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES *****

HONG KONG’S TOTAL PRIVATE AND

AND HEALTH SERVICES IN 1980/81 COMPRISED FOUR PER CENT°OF THE^ GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FOR THAT YEAR, COMPARED WITH 4.6 PER CENT SPENT BY THE UNITED KINGDOM IN 1978.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, THE HON E.P. HO IN HIS REPLY TO REMARK BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBER DR THE HON HARRY FANG THAT ONLY ONE PER CENT OF OUR GDP WAS SPENT ON MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES.

MR HO SAID THE FIGURE OF ONE PER CENT WAS CLEARLY LIMITED TO THE ESTIMATE OF GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE.

HE AGREED WITH DR FANG THAT THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT ROLE FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE AND ADDED THAT THE FIGURE HE GAVE DEMONSTRATED THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

HOWEVER, MR HO SAID HE FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO ACCEPT SUGGESTIONS THAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD ASSUME A NEW COMMITMENT TO DEVELOP A GENERAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME.

HE QUOTED THE CHIEF SECRETARY IN 1978 AS SAYING THAT IT WOULD NOT BE PROPER USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR SUCH SCHEMES TO BE SUBSIDISED, OR ORGANISED, BY THE GOVERNMENT.

♦THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE DO NOT AGREE THAT THERE IS NEED TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRIVATE HOSPITALS,* MR HO ADDED. +THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN POSITIVE STEPS IN THIS DIRECTION.*

HE SAID THE PRESENT POLICY FOR THE GRANT OF LAND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRIVATE HOSPITALS PROVIDES FOR PUBLIC AUCTION OR TENDER OF SUITABLE SITES THAT ARE RESTRICTED TO HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT, AND FOR PRIVATE TREATY GRANTS AT NIL PREMIUM FOR NON-PROFIT-MAKING HOSPITALS.

ON THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF DOCTORS, MR HO SAID CONCRETE AND PRACTICAL MEASURES HAD BEEN AND WERE BEING TAKEN, INCLUDING:

(A) THE APPOINTMENT OF A SENIOR CONSULTANT TO TAKE CHARGE OF MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT IN THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT-

(B) THE SEEKING OF ADVICE FROM THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE ON THE POSSIBILITY OF EXPANDING

INTAKES INTO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AT THE TWO UNIVERSITIES- AND

(C) CASTING THE NET FOR RECRUITMENT OF APPROPRIATE STAFF AS WIDE AS POSSIBLE, INCLUDING THE USE OF CONTRACT TERMS rOR SUITABLE AND QUALIFIED DOCTORS.

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ON CORRECTIONAL WORK, MR HO SAID HE WAS GRATEFUL TO THE HON JOYCE BENNETT AND DR THE HON HENRY HU FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS BY MR R.M. JARMAN THAT SEPARATE PROVISION SHOULD BE MADE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ON REMAND, PROBATION AND CARE AND PROTECTION ORDERS.

HE SAID THE ALLOCATION OF THE FORMER QUARRY BAY SCHOOL PREMISES TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WAS A FIRST STEP TOWARDS THEIR IMPLEMENTATION.

THE INSTITUTION WOULD BE FITTED OUT AND USED AS A PROBATION HOME FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS BELOW THE AGE OF 14, THUS PERMITTING CONSEQUENTIAL CHANGES TO BE MADE IN OTHER INSTITUTIONS.

ON CHILD CARE SERVICE, MR HO SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S PREFERRED POLICY WAS TO DEVELOP AND EXPAND NON-INSTITUTIONAL CARE AND TO PROVIDE A WIDER RANGE OF SUPPORT SERVICES.

ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT PLANNED TO INVITE MR LINEHAN, A CONSULTANT WHO PRODUCED THE 1976 REPORT ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH, TO RETURN IN JULY TO REVIEW THE IMPLEMENTATION OF HIS RECOMMENDATIONS.

MR LINEHAN WOULD ALSO EXAMINE MEANS OF TRANSFORMING THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD SAFETY COMMITTEE INTO AN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL.

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BI-SESSIONALISM WAS FORCED ON HONG KONG SCHOOLS BY THE NEED FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE FULL USE OF ITS LIMITED CAPITAL RESOURCES, THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION, THE HON KENNETH TOPLEY SAID AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

BUT WITH MOVEMENTS OF POPULATION THIS NEED WILL BECOME LESS ACUTE IN CERTAIN AREAS, HE SAID, IN REPLY TO QUESTIONS BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS.

MR TOPLEY SAID ABOUT 700 OF THE TOTAL OF 800 PRIMARY SCHOOLS OPERATE ON A HALF-DAY, MAINLY Bl-SESSIONAL, BASIS.

♦THE DIVERSION OF EFFORT NEEDED TO MOUNT A BUILDING PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE Bl-SESSIONALISM IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS WOULD, IT WAS CONSIDERED, BE HARD TO JUSTIFY. I CANNOT PROMISE, THEREFORE, THAT THE SITUATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL CHANGE QUICKLY,♦ TOPLEY SAID.

OUT OF 400 SECONDARY SCHOOLS, 120 OPERATE ON A HALF-DAY OR BI-SESS IONAL BASIS AND OF THESE 95 ARE PRIVATE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.

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THE PROVISION OF MORE GOVERNMENT AND AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOLS, WHICH NORMALLY OPERATE ON A WHOLE-DAY BASIS, WILL IMPROVE THE SITUATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS, HE SAID.

DISCUSSING SCHOOL STAFFING, HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING ADDITIONAL TEACHERS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO INCREASE THE TEACHER TO CLASS RATIO FROM l.lil TO 1.2il FROM NEXT SEPTEMBER.

♦WE ARE COMMITTED ALSO TO THE PROVISION OF TWO REMEDIAL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN EACH STANDARD SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR FROM SEPTEMBER 1982. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THESE TWO COMMITMENTS WILL REQUIRE ABOUT 1 500 AND 650 ADDITIONAL TEACHERS RESPECTIVELY, + MR TOPLEY SAID.

FURTHER PROPOSALS WOULD REQUIRE 1 600 TEACHERS TO HELP IN SUCH AREAS AS CAREER COUNSELLING, REMEDIAL TEACHING AND EXTRACURRICULA ACTIVITIES, HE SAID.

A LARGE PROPORTION OF THE ADDITIONAL TEACHERS WOULD HAVE TO BE SPECIALLY TRAINED AND THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION MUST THEREFORE EXPAND THEIR CAPACITY TO MEET THIS DEMAND.

THIS MEANT THAT THE PRESENT ENROLMENT OF 1 900 WOULD NEED TO BE INCREASED TO OVER 2 500 IN THE 1982-3 ACADEMIC YEAR.

REFERRING TO OTHER REMARKS ABOUT SENIOR STAFF OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, HE SAIDi + THEY DO VISIT SCHOOLS AND THEY ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS IN SCHOOLS.*

ON A SUGGESTION ABOUT A UNIFIED SYSTEM OF ENTRY INTO THE TERTIARY LEVEL INSTITUTIONS, LIKE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, MR TOPLEY SAID THE PROPOSAL HAD BEEN CONSIDERED BUT FOUND TO BE OF QUESTIONABLE SUITABILITY FOR HONG KONG.

SUCH A CENTRAL COUNCIL OF ADMISSIONS MADE SENSE IN BRITAIN, BUT IN HONG KONG, WHICH HAS ONLY TWO UNIVERSITIES, THE CASE WAS LESS STRONG, HE SAID.

ON THE QUESTION OF ADULT TRAINING OF RECENT IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA TO HELP THEM INTEGRATE INTO THE WORK FORCE, MR TOPLEY SAID STEPS HAD BEEN TAKEN TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE POSSIBLE DEMAND.

DISCUSSING THE RECENT VISIT OF THE PANEL OF VISITORS CONDUCTING THE OVERALL REVIEW OF EDUCATION, MR TOPLEY EXPLAINED THAT, THOUGH THEY MADE NO SPECIFIC ATTEMPT TO INTERVIEW PARENTS AS A GROUP, THEY HAD ISSUED A GENERAL INVITATION TO MEET ALL PEOPLE. THE PANEL VISITED A WIDE VARIETY OF INSTITUTIONS AND MET A WIDE SPECTRUM OF INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. THE PANEL WOULD BE RETURNING IN MARCH NEXT YEAR FOR SOME FINAL REVIEW MEETINGS BEFORE MAKING THEIR REPORT TO THE GOVERNMENT, MR TOPLEY SAID.

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GAMBLING POLICY EXPLAINED X M X

CHANGES WERE INTRODUCED IN THE GOVERNMENT’S GAMBLING POLICY BECAUSE ILLEGAL GAMBLING WAS SO WIDESPREAD AND SUPPORTED BY CORRUPTION, EXTORTION AND VIOLENCE ON SUCH A SCALE AS TO BE TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE, THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, THE HON DENIS BRAY TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

REPLYING TO COMMENTS MADE BY DR THE HON RAYSON HUANG EARLIER, MR BRAY SA IDi +WE DID NOT CHANGE POLICY TO RAISE REVENUE. TAXATION IS A MUCH SIMPLER WAY OF RAISING MONEY FOR GOOD CAUSES.+

♦THE CHANGES IN GAMBLING POLICY WERE MUCH MORE LIMITED THAN SOME WOULD HAVE WISHED,+ HE SAID, POINTING OUT THAT CASINOS, GAMBLING ON DOG RACES, AND FOOTBALL POOLS HAD ALL BEEN RESISTED, BECAUSE, THOUGH SOME MAY EXIST ILLEGALLY THEY HAVE NOT CREATED A SOCIALLY UNACCEPTABLE SITUATION AND THE LIMITED MEASURES OF CONTROL INTRODUCED HAVE BEEN REMARKABLY SUCCESSFUL.

TSE FA, WHICH HAD PERMEATED THE HOUSING ESTATES, HAD GONE AND ILLEGAL BOOKMAKERS WERE REDUCED TO A HANDFUL OPERATING UNDERGROUND AND UNAVAILABLE TO THE ORDINARY PUNTER, HE SAID.

MR BRAY SAID THERE ARE NOW 124 LICENSED OFF-COURSE BETTING CENTRES, WHICH IS TEN LESS THAN THERE WERE FIVE YEARS AGO. OF THESE SOME WERE INADEQUATE AND EXCESSIVELY CROWDED, WITH PEOPLE SPILLING OUT ONTO THE SURROUNDING PAVEMENTS.

WHEN THIS OCCURRED, THERE WAS CLEARLY NEED FOR A BIGGER CENTRE OR ANOTHER ONE NEARBY AND THIS WAS THE SORT OF CRITERION USED WHEN LICENSING ADDITIONAL CENTRES.

THE BETTING CENTRES WERE LICENSED AS PART OF A POLICY WHICH IS COHERENT AND DEFENSIBLE, MR BRAY SAID.

MR BRAY AGREED ENTIRELY WITH DR HUANG’S IDEALS AND AIMS ON THE MORAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND ASSURED COUNCILLORS OF GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO THE PROMOTION OF HEALTHY LEISURE PURSUITS.

THE MOST RECENT EXAMPLE OF THIS WAS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT. OTHERS INCLUDED THE OPENING OF THE MACLEHOSE TRAIL, MORE COUNTRY PARKS, RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICES, MUSIC PERFORMANCES, CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS ON ADDITIONAL VENUES, AND COMMUNITY, YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S CENTRES.

THIS WAS THE TRUE MEASURE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CONCERN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES IN A FREE SOCIETY, HE SAID.

DISCUSSING QUESTIONS BY THE HON MARIA TAM AND THE HON MRS SELINA CHOW ABOUT DIFFICULTIES FACED BY RECENT IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA, MR BRAY SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONDUCT A SURVEY TO FIND OUT THEIR REAL PROBLEMS IN SETTLING IN HONG KONG.

WHILE HE WAS SURE THAT THERE WERE SOME DIFFICULTIES, HE NOTED THAT THEY HAD ADAPTED RAPIDLY TO OUR WAY OF LIFE.

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HE SAID HALF A MILLION PEOPLE HAD COME IN RECENT YEARS AND THE REMARKABLE FEATURE ABOUT THIS MIGRATION WAS THE SPEED OF THEIR ADAPTATION TO THE LOCAL WAY OF LIFE RATHER THAN THAT SOME HAD FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO SETTLE DOWN.

THERE WAS NO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A PERSON USING GOVERNMENT SERVICES SIMPLY BECAUSE HE IS A GREEN SEAL IDENTITY CARD HOLDER.

HE SAID ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA WHO ARRIVED AFTER OCTOBER 23 LAST YEAR WOULD CONTINUE TO BE REPATRIATED WHETHER THEY HAD BEEN CONVICTED OF SERIOUS OFFENCES OR NOT, HE SAID.

THOSE WHO REGISTERED IN THE GRACE PERIOD AND WHO WERE ALLOWED TO STAY CONDITIONALLY, WOULD NOT BE REMOVED, HE ADDED.

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THE LAW OF PROPERTY BILL WAS DRAFTED EARLY THIS YEAR AND WAS BEING STUDIED BY THE LAW SOCIETY, THE LAW DRAFTSMAN, THE HON G.P. NAZARETH, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

HE WAS REPLYING TO COMMENTS MADE BY THE HON PETER WONG, WHO HAD ACKNOWLEDGED THE NECESSITY FOR CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED LEGISLATION, BUT HAD EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT THIS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO RESULT IN DELAY THAT WAS COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE AND WORKED AGAINST THE PUBLIC INTEREST.

’HOW MUCH TIME IS APPROPRIATE FOR CONSULTATION MUST DEPEND ON PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES, AND IN THIS CASE, NOTWITHSTANDING ITS LONG HISTORY, THE BILL IS NOT REALLY A PARTICULARLY URGENT MEASURE,’ MR NAZARETH SAID.

DETAILED STUDY OF LEGISLATION BY PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS, CARRIED OUT ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS, USUALLY AFTER WORKING HOURS, COULD TAKE TIME, AND MUCH WAS OWED TO THOSE WHO MADE THESE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS TO GETTING THE LEGISLATION RIGHT, HE SAID.

’ I AM, IN ANY CASE, HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE LAW SOCIETY HAS ALMOST COMPLETED ITS DETAILED STUDY OF THE BILL.’

REFERRING TO THE SUGGESTION THAT WHEN THE SOCIETIES ORDINANCE IS AMENDED, THE OPPORTUNITY BE TAKEN TO CONFER CORPORATE STATUS ON SOCIETIES REGISTERED UNDER THE ORDINANCE, HE SAID THAT MOST OF THE 3 OOO REGISTERED SOCIETIES MENTIONED WERE VERY SMALL ASSOCIATION FOR RECREATION AND SOCIAL PURPOSES, OFTEN WITHOUT PREMISES OR PROPERTY.

IT WAS QUESTIONABLE WHETHER THESE SMALL SOCIETIES WOULD BENEFIT FROM CORPORATE STATUS OR EVEN WHETHER THEY WISHED TO BE BOTHERED WITH THE FORMALITIES AND OBLIGATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH INCORPORATION.

THE LARGE AND PROSPEROUS SOCIETIES COULD AND DID INCORPORATE UNDER THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE, MR NAZARETH ADDED.

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THE LATEST YEAR ON YEAR TRADE FIGURES SHOWED THAT HONG KONG ENJOYED ACTUAL GROWTH IN ALL MAJOR MARKETS OTHER THAN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THE HON BILL DORWARD, DIRECTOR OF TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

♦ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION FOR THE YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER SHOWS INCREASES OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR IN ALL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS EXCEPT SPINNING AND WEAVING- AND THE LATEST 1981 FIGURES FOR IMPORTS OF MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT SHOW ROUGHLY A 30 PER CENT INCREASE IN VALUE OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 1980,+ HE SAID.

MR DORWARD SAID HE DID NOT DISCOUNT THE DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN DIFFICULTIES FACING HONG KONG INDUSTRY. THE REAL GROWTH RATE IN EXPORTS DID NOT SHOW THE EXTENT TO WHICH PROFIT MARGINS HAD BEEN SQUEEZED, ALTHOUGH IN SOME MARKETS THIS HAD BEEN PARTLY COMPENSATED BY THE DEVALUATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR.

♦CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS, PERHAPS MORE THAN THE ACTUAL EXTENT CF THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, HAVE MADE TRADING CONDITIONS HAZARDOUS. AND IT WOULD BE UNREALISTIC FOR ANYONE TO EXPECT HONG KONG TO HAVE BEEN IMMUNE TO THE ECONOMIC RECESSION IN OUR MAJOR MARKETS,♦ HE SAID.

ON SUGGESTIONS THAT THERE SHOULD BE A LOCAL +BUY HONG KONG* CAMPAIGN AND THAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD GIVE A FIVE PER CENT MARGIN OF PREFERENCE TO HONG KONG GOODS IN ITS OWN PURCHASING, MR DORWARD SAID* ♦AS FAR AS THE PUBLIC IS CONCERNED, THE FIRST ESSENTIAL FOR ANY SUCH CAMPAIGN IS THAT MORE LOCAL MANUFACTURERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO SELL IN HONG KONG. IT IS NO USE EXHORTING CONSUMERS TO BUY PRODUCTS WHICH ARE NOT IN THE MARKET.

MANY SUCH PRODUCTS WERE ALREADY ON SALE HERE AND SEEMED TO BE WELL RECEIVED, BUT ONE INHIBITION ON DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL SALES WAS THE EXTENT TO WHICH HONG KONG INDUSTRY STILL SOLD PRODUCTIVE CAPACITY RATHER THAN PRODUCTS, HE SAID.

♦BEFORE ANY NEW CAMPAIGN COULD BE LAUNCHED, IT WOULD BE NECESSARY IN MY VIEW FOR THE MAJOR TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATIONS TO GET A COMMITMENT FROM THEIR MEMBERS THAT THEY WOULD SUPPORT IT. WITHOUT SUCH AN ASSURANCE, A 'BUY HONG KONG’ CAMPAIGN WOULD, I FEAR, MAKE LITTLE HEADWAY,♦ HE SAID.

AS REGARDS GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, MR DORWARD SAID THAT APART FROM THE VERY REAL CONSIDERATIONS OF VALUE FOR THE TAXPAYERS’ MONEY AND THE CONFLICT WITH OUR BASIC PHILOSOPHY, THERE WAS A LEGAL OBSTACLE.

♦IN ORDER TO OBTAIN RECIPROCAL ACCESS TO SIMILAR PURCHASING IN A NUMBER OF OTHER COUNTRIES, HONG KONG HAS ACCEDED TO A GATT AGREEMENT ON GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT WHICH PROHIBITS DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN OVERSEAS AND DOMESTIC SUPPL IERS,+ HE SAID.

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REFERRING TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DIVERSIFICATION

REPORT, MR DORWARD TOLD THE COUNCIL THAT THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD, IN ITS p IRST YEAR HAD INITIATED A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE TECHNICAL SERVICES AND BACK UP FACILITIES TO INDUSTRY.

IMPORTANT BEGINNINGS HAD BEEN MADE IN REGARD TO:

(A) THE PROVISION OF PRIMARY STANDARDS"

(B) IMPROVEMENT OF QUALITY CERTIFICATION SERV ICES-

(C) THE DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION TO INDUSTRY AND THE TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY- AND

(D) THE CONDUCT, THROUGH THE PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE, OF A TECHNO-ECONOMIC STUDY ON THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MICRO-PROCESSOR DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY.

A FULL REPORT ON THE FIRST YEAR’S ACTIVITIES OF THE IDB WOULD BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC LATER THIS WEEK, HE SAID.

REFERRING TO SMALL AND MEDIUM INDUSTRIES, MR DORWARD SAID THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE HAD, SINCE ITS INCEPTION, OFFERED A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES TO SUCH INDUSTRIES.

IT WAS ESTABLISHING A SMALL AND MEDIUM INDUSTRY EXTENSION SERVICE TO OFFER FURTHER ASSISTANCE TO MANUFACTURERS ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, ENERGY CONSERVATION AND WASTE CONTROL AND RE-CYCLING, AND WOULD BE GOING OUT TO MAKE WIDELY KNOWN THE ASSISTANCE IT COULD OFFER.

ON A SUGGESTION REGARDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ESTATES FOR SMALL FACTORIES TO ENABLE MANUFACTURERS TO ACQUIRE THEIR OWN PREMISES, MR DORWARD SAID; *l DOUBT THERE IS A CASE FOR SUCH A MEASURE. IT WOULD SURELY BE AN UNPRODUCTIVE USE OF A VALUABLE RESOURCE TO ALLOCATE LAND FOR LOW INTENSITY DEVELOPMENT OTHER THAN, SAY, FOR THE GENERALLY LARGE AND TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED OCCUPANTS OF THE TAI PO AND YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES.*

MR DORWARD SAID TOTAL SUPPLY OF NEW FACTORY SPACE IN 1981 WAS ESTIMATED TO REACH SLIGHTLY OVER 1 OOO 000 SQUARE METRES, OVER 13 PER CENT OF TOTAL STOCK AT THE END OF 1980, AND THERE WOULD BE A FURTHER SUPPLY OF OVER 1.7 MILLION SQUARE METRES IN 1982.

DUE AT LEAST IN PART TO THIS SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE RENTS OF FLATTED FACTORIES HAD RECENTLY DECLINED BY AS MUCH AS IQ - 15 PER CENT, HAVING LEVELLED OFF DURING THE FIRST AND SECOND QUARTERS OF THE YEAR.

PRICES OF FLATTED FACTORIES HAD ALSO DECLINED, BY OVER SEVEN PER CENT EETWEEN THE SECOND AND THE THIRD QUARTERS, HE SAID.

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ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL HUT-BUILDERS * * * *

SIXTY THOUSAND ILLEGAL SQUATTER STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED BY THE SQUATTER CONTROL FORCE IN THE PAST THREE YEARS BUT AN ESTIMATED 20 QOO OTHER DOMESTIC STRUCTURES HAVE HAD TO BE TOLERATED IN THE SAME PERIOD IN URBAN AREAS NOT NEEDED FOR PERMANENT DEVELOPMENT, PARTICULARLY IN EAST KOWLOON.

THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR DONALD LIAO, SAID THIS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY WHEN HE ANNOUNCED THAT THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT HAD ASSUMED RESPONSIBILITY FOR SQUATTER CONTROL THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY AND THAT FIRST PRIORITY WOULD BE GIVEN TO REGAINING CONTROL AGAINST ILLEGAL HUT-BUILDERS — PARTICULARLY RACKETEERS EXPLOITING OTHERS’ MISFORTUNES.

♦MEASURES TO INCREASE THE PENALTIES FOR THOSE WHO BUILD HUTS FOR SALE ARE ALSO BEING CONSIDERED,* HE SAID.

MR LIAO SAID THAT DESPITE THE VERY LARGE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME, MANY SQUATTER CONCENTRATIONS WOULD REMAIN FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE AND IMPROVED BASIC SERVICES AND FACILITIES ivOULD BE PROVIDED FOR THE MORE PERMANENT OF THESE AREAS IN ADDITION TO WHAT HAD BEEN SUPPLIED TO THEM IN RECENT YEARS, INCLUDING MINOR PUBLIC WORKS AND THE SUPPLY OF WATER AND ELECTRICITY.

♦A NEW ORGANISATION IS TO BE ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT TO CARRY OUT THIS WORK,* HE SAID.

♦THE FIRST STEP MUST BE TO UPGRADE THE SAFETY MEASURES IN THESE AREAS AGAINST FIRE AND LANDSLIP. THIS WILL BE DONE BY IMPROVING ACCESS AND WATER SUPPLY FOR FIRE FIGHTING, PROVIDING FIRE BREAKS AND UNDERTAKING ESSENTIAL SLOPE STABILITY WORKS.*

*OTHER IMPROVEMENTS WILL FOLLOW, BUT I SHOULD CAUTION AGAINST EXPECTING TOO MUCH TOO SOON BECAUSE THE SQUATTER AREAS ARE SCATTERED AND, THEREFORE, THESE EFFORTS WILL BE FRAGMENTED.* HE ALSO CAUTIONED THAT THERE WERE VALID ENGINEERING CONSTRAINTS ON MOST SITES WHICH WOULD INVOLVE TECHNICALLY-DIFF I CULT AND EXPENSIVE WORK PROGRAMMES.

♦NEVERTHELESS, A NUMBER OF PILOT SCHEMES HAVE ALREADY BEEN WORKED OUT AND WILL BE IMPLEMENTED SHORTLY,♦ HE SAID.

ON OTHER PUBLIC HOUSING AND HOME OWNERSHIP POINTS RAISED BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS, MR LIAO SAIDi

PRIVATE SECTOR PART ICIPATION SCHEME AND M IDDLE-INCOME HOUSING

IT IS INTENDED THAT THE PRICES OF FLATS BUILT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PART IC IPAT ION SCHEME AND THE M IDDLE-I NCOME HOUSING PROGRAMME WILL, AS WITH THE MAIN HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME, EXCLUDE THE FULL VIARKET VALUE OF THE LAND ON WHICH THEY ARE BUILT.

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HOS RE-SALE RESTRICTIONS

A PERMANENT RESTRICTION ON RE-SALES HAS BEEN CONSIDERED IN DEPTH BUT REJECTED SINCE IT IS THOUGHT THAT THE SAFEGUARDS NOW PROPOSED STRIKE A REASONABLE BALANCE. HOWEVER THE PROPOSED DEBARRING OF PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS WHO ALREADY OWN PROPERTY FROM APPLYING FOR HOS FLATS WILL BE RECONSIDERED IN THE LIGHT OF THE REVISED POLICY.

INCREASED PROPORTION OF HOS FLATS

UNTIL THE DEMAND FOR RENTAL PUBLIC HOUSING IS SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED THIS MUST REMAIN THE MAIN THRUST OF THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME. HOWEVER, THREE ADDITIONAL HOS SITES HAVE BEEN EARMARKED -- IN TUEN MUN, TAI PO AND KOWLOON -- AND IT IS HOPED THEY WILL PRODUCE A OOO MORE FLATS UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME IN 1984/85.

MARRIED COUPLES

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN MUST CONTINUE TO TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER YOUNG MARRIED COUPLES INCLUDING WORKING WIVES, WHO NORMALLY ARE BETTER ABLE TO GET ACCOMMODATION IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND ALSO CONSIDER BUYING THEIR OWN HOMES. HOWEVER, AS SUCH COUPLES START FAMILIES AND BECOME ELIGIBLE, SOME MAY BE ABLE EITHER TO PURCHASE HOS FLATS OR OBTAIN PUBLIC RENTAL HOUSING.

FLATTED FACTORIES

OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS 12 500 FLATTED-FACTORY UNITS EACH OF 25 SQUARE METRES WILL BE BUILT, PROVIDING OVER 300 000 SQUARE METRES OF INDUSTRIAL FLOOR-SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE WORKSHOPS AND SMALL FACTORIES DISPLACED BY DEVELOPMENT CLEARANCES.

GENERAL IMPROVEMENTS

ACCORDING TO THE 1981 CENSUS, THE AVERAGE INCOME OF LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES, MANY OF WHOM LIVE IN PUBLIC HOUSING, HAS INCREASED IN REAL TERMS BY 40 PER CENT OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

♦THESE FAMILIES ARE ENJOYING THEIR PRESENT STANDARD OF LIVING NOT ONLY AS A RESULT OF THE LOW RENTS THEY PAY, BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF THE WELL-PLANNED ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY LIVE,* SAID MR LIAO.

♦DESPITE THIS, IT IS APPRECIATED THAT THERE ARE STILL MANY WAITING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND THAT IS WHY WE ARE NOW EMBARKING ON THE EXPANDED PROGRAMME TO WHICH YOUR EXCELLENCY REFERRED.*

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GOVT STRONGLY COMMITTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNMENT IS STRONGLY COMMITTED TO AN EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAMME AND IS WORKING VIGOROUSLY TO TRANSLATE THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK INTO A WELL-PLANNED, INTEGRATED AND WORKABLE SYSTEM OF CONTROLS AND SERVICES.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND L V IRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, THE HON IAN MACPHERSON AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MR MACPHERSON SAID RECOMMENDATIONS WERE BEING MADE TO DECLARE TOLO HARBOUR AND CHANNEL AS THE FIRST WATER CONTROL ZONE.

UNDER THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE, THE DECLARATION CF AN AREA AS A WATER CONTROL ZONE PROVIDES FOR WATER QUALITY OBJECTIVES TO BE ESTABLISHED FOR SUCH AN AREA AND FOR REGULATIONS TO BE MADE TO CONTROL DISCHARGES INTO IT.

NEW SOURCES OF WATER POLLUTION WILL THEN BE SUBJECT TO LICENSING WHILE EXISTING EMITTERS WILL BE PERMITTED TO CONTINUE WITHOUT LICENSING, BUT SUBJECT TO CONSTRAINTS.

MR MACPHERSON SAID IT HAD BEEN RECOGNISED THAT THE WATER AT THE TOLO HARBOUR AND CHANNEL, WITH ITS NARROW OPENING TO THE SEA, WAS AT CONSIDERABLE RISK BECAUSE OF THE RAPID BUILD UP OF POPULATION AND INDUSTRY IN THE AREA.

♦THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WILL VERY SHORTLY BE ASKED TO CONSIDER THIS PROPOSAL AND IF IT AGREES THE WAY WILL BE OPEN FOR THIS LARGE PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES WATERS TO BENEFIT FROM THE CLOSE MONITORING AND CONTROLS I HAVE DESCRIBED,* HE SAID.

MR MACPHERSON POINTED OUT THAT VERY CAREFUL MONITORING ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN SET UP TO KEEP AN EYE ON WATER QUALITY IN A NUMBER OF COASTAL AREAS, AND FURTHER PROPOSALS WOULD BE MADE AS NECESSARY.

IN REPLY TO REMARKS MADE BY AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER, DR THE HON HO KAM-FAI, MR MACPHERSON SAID THAT VILLAGE WELLS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE CONSTANTLY SURVEYED BY STAFF OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

♦OBVIOUSLY IT IS WRONG THAT VILLAGERS SHOULD HAVE TO DEPEND ON CONTAMINATED WATER.

♦THE ANSWER IS TO PROVIDE PIPED WATER SUPPLIES AND THERE IS AN ON-GOING PROGRAMME TO DO JUST THIS,+ HE SAID.

THE MAIN SOURCES OF POLLUTION IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WATERS WERE DOMESTIC SEWAGE, INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS AND AGRICULTURAL WASTE.

+VERY SUBSTANTIAL EFFORTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAJOR SEWAGE TREATMENT WORK AT SHA TIN AND ANOTHER AT TAI PO BUT GREATER EFFORTS WILL BE NEEDED TO EXTEND THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM FURTHER»+

_ MACPHERSON SAIL CONTROLS ON INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS SHOULD NOT IMPOSE UNACCEPTABLE BURDENS ON INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.

HE SAID A PILOT SCHEME WAS IN FORCE FOR THE COLLECTION OF AGR(CULTURAL WASTE.

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BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE PLANNED * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS CONSIDERING SETTING UP A BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE WITH OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP WHICH WILL -3OVIDE A FORUM FOR THE INTERCHANGE OF VIEWS ON MATTERS OF MUTUAL CONCERN AND WILL HANDLE ALL PROPOSALS SUBMITTED REGARDING POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS OF PRACTICE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR DAVID MCDONALD, AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

HE WAS REPLYING TO COMMENTS MADE BY THE HON LYDIA DUNN ABOUT THE TIME TAKEN BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE TO APPROVE BUILDING PLANS AND ISSUE OCCUPATION PERMITS, AND TO HER SUGGESTIONS THAT PROCEDURES IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE BE SIMPLIFIED AND IMPROVED.

MR MCDONALD SAID THAT SINCE OCTOBER 1976, THE BOO HAD BEEN USING A CENTRAL PROCESSING SYSTEM, WHICH SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED THE TIME TAKEN TO OBTAIN APPROVALS OF SUBMISSIONS.

♦DURING THE JULY TO SEPTEMBER QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, OF THE 4 427 PLAN SUBMISSIONS DEALT WITH, ONLY ONE EXCEEDED THE STATUTORY PERIOD OF 60 DAYS AND 3 062 PROPOSALS WERE APPROVED.

♦DURING THE SAME QUARTER, OF THE 173 APPLICATIONS FOR OCCUPATION PERMITS, ALL BUT TWO WERE DEALT WITH WITHIN THE STATUTORY PERIOD OF TWO WEEKS AND 151 WERE ISSUED.

THE SERVICE WOULD BE FURTHER IMPROVED, HE SAID.

MR MCDONALD SAID THAT THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE ITSELF WAS KEPT UNDER CONSTANT REVIEW BY A COMMITTEE WHICH INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES, AND OTHER REGULAR DEPARTMENTAL LIAISON MEETINGS WERE HELD WITH AUTHORISED PERSONS, THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION AND THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION.

THE ICAC HAD PROVIDED VALUABLE ADVICE ON NEW PROCEDURES TO SIMPLIFY AND SPEED UP HANDLING TIMES AND WAS STUDYING THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL MEASURES, HE SAID.

DISCUSSIONS WERE ALSO BEING HELD WITH THE HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS ON OTHER '"ETHODS FOR SPEEDING UP PROCEDURES. HE SAID.

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MR MCDONALD SAID ALSO THAT SEVERAL DEVELOPMENT PACKAGES AND INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS INVOLVING SUBSTANTIAL LAND PRODUCTION HAD BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED BY DEVELOPERS IN RECENT YEARS.

*IT IS APPROPRIATE THEREFORE THAT WE SHOULD SEEK TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIS TYPE OF PARTICIPATION IN HONG KONG’S DEVELOPMENT,* HE SAID.

+ THE MEANS OF ACHIEVING THIS IS TO BE THE SUBJECT OF A STUDY ■0 BE CARRIED OUT BY A WORKING GROUP WITH OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL 'EMBERSHIP. THE AIM IS TO COMPLETE THE STUDY WITHIN THREE MONTHS.

*T»E GROU®, LED BY MISS DUNN, WILL REVIEW OUR EXPERIENCE SO FAR AND CONSIDER THE FEASIBILITY OF INCREASING BOTH THE SCALE OF PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT IN LAND PRODUCTION AND THE DEGREE OF AUTONOMY I" SHOULD HAVE IN THE PROCESS. THE PROS AND CONS OF ESTABLISHING A STATUTORY CORPORATION AS SUGGESTED BY MISS DUNN WILL BE ASSESSED AND PROBLEMS RELATING TO OTHER GOVERNMENT LAND AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITMENTS, THE EXISTENCE OF PRIVATELY LEASED LAND AND THE NEED FOR CLEARANCE AS WELL AS PREMIUM PAYMENT WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED,* HE SAID.

THE LAND SALES PROGRAMMES FOR THE COMING YEAR INCLUDED SIZEABLE SITES AT SHOUSON HILL, TAI TAM ROAD AND CHUNG HOM KOK IN THE URBAN AREA AND SO KWUN WAT WHICH SHOULD BE ATTRACTIVE TO PEOPLE H THE PRIVATE SECTOR LOOKING FOR A LAND PRODUCTION ROLE, HE SAID.

+LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD, THE NEW TOWNS AT SHA TIN, TUEN MUN, TAI PO, FANLING AND LARGE LAND AREAS IN THE NORTH WEST NEW TERRITORIES, SOME OF THE SMALLER UNDEVELOPED ISLANDS, AND SUBSTANTIAL SITES AT TAT CHEE AVENUE, VICTORIA ROAD AND TELEGRAPH BAY AP®EAR TO OFFER THE BEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE ACTIVITY OF THIS KIND.

+A REVIEW OF EXISTING AND FURTHER LAND PRODUCTION POTENTIAL IS BEING UNDERTAKEN AND IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE WORKING GROUP TO CONSIDER THE RESULTS OF THIS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AS TO THE SUITABILITY OF SITES SO IDENTIFIED FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT,* HE ADDED.

MR MCDONALD SAID ALSO THAT A DECISION HAD ALREADY BEEN TAKEN TO INCREASE PLOT RATIOS IN THE NEW TOWNS.

+A FLEXIBLE APPROACH TO THE ADOPTION OF HIGHER PLOT RATIOS WILL BE APPLIED IN THE FIRST GENERATION NEW TOWNS BUT WILL BE USED AS THE STANDARD IN THOSE WHICH HAVE YET TO BE DEVELOPED,* HE SAID, IN REPLY TO A PROPOSAL BY THE HON F.K. HU.

WITH REGARD TO THE OLDER URBAN AREAS, MR MCDONALD SAID, CONGESTION WAS A WELL-KNOWN PROBLEM IN SEVERAL DISTRICTS AND FACILITIES OF MANY KINDS WERE QUITE COMMONLY UNDER-PROVIDED BECAUSE OF SPACE A"D OTHER LIMITATIONS.

+ WE MUST, THEREFORE, BE wARY OF COMPOUNDING SUCH PROBLEMS AND OVERLOADING INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES. NEVERTHELESS, THE PROCESS OF URSA' PLANNING AND REDEVELOPMENT IS A CONTINUOUS ONE AND OUR INTENTION IS TO ENCOURAGE GOOD URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AND COMPREHENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT SCHEMES, FOR WHICH THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF SCOPE,* HE SAID.

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REPLYING TO REMARKS BY THE HON CHAN KAM-CHUEN ABOUT FACTORY ACCOMMODATION, MR MCDONALD SAID THAT CHANGE OF USE OF FACTORY ITES UPON REDEVELOPMENT WAS NOT GENERALLY PERMITTED.

HOWEVER, MANY OLDER INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WERE BEING REDEVELOPED FOR MORE INTENSIVE AND PROFITABLE INDUSTRIAL USE, BUT THE LOSS OF SUCH INDUSTRIAL ACCOMMODATION SHOULD BE REGARDED AS PURELY TEMPORARY.

ON MR CHAN’S SUGGESTION Or SUBSIDISED LAND BEING OFFERED FOR INDUSTRIAL USE, HE SAID THAT CURRENT SIGNS OF SOME OVER-SUPPLY OF INDUSTRIAL FLOOR SPACE AND FALLING INDUSTRIAL LAND PRICES MADE GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION AT THIS TIME INAPPROPRIATE.

HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO PRESS ON WITH ITS OVERALL INDUSTRIAL LAND SALES PROGRAMME, HE SAID.

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POLICY ON CIVIL SERVICE PAY * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT’S STATED POLICY ON CIVIL SERVICE REMUNERATION IS THAT PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE FOR CIVIL SERVANTS SHOULD BE REGARDED AS FAIR BOTH BY THEMSELVES AND BY THE PUBLIC WHOM THEY SERVE, THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, THE HON MARTIN ROWLANDS SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN REPLY TO REMARKS MADE BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR ROWLANDS SAID THAT AT PRESENT, THE GOVERNMENT ATTEMPTED TO ACHIEVE THIS STATE OF EQUITY BY APPLYING THE PRINCIPLE OF FAIR COMPARISON WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

SINCE THE PAY TREND SURVEY SYSTEM WAS ADOPTED IN 1974, HE SAID, THE ONLY SALARY ADJUSTMENTS FOR CIVIL SERVANTS HAD BEEN THOSE BASED ON OBSERVED TRENDS IN PRIVATE SECTOR SALARIES.

+THE ONLY YEAR IN WHICH THERE HAS BEEN A DEPARTURE FROM THAT WAS IN 1975 WHEN, ON OVERRIDING ECONOMIC GROUNDS, IT WAS DECIDED NOT TO GIVE ANY SALARY INCREASE TO THE CIVIL SERVICE DESPITE THE FACT THAT PAY TREND SURVEY HAD INDICATED AN UPWARDS MOVEMENT IN PRIVATE SECTOR SALARIES IN THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING REVIEW PERIOD,* HE SAID.

HOWEVER, MR ROWLANDS SAID THE STANDING COMMISSION ON CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE HAD BEEN ASKED TO ADVISE ON THE SUITABILITY OF THE PAY TREND SURVEY SYSTEM AND AN INTERIM REPORT ON THIS rAS EXPECTED SHORTLY.

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LITTERING FROM VEHICLES * * *

THE GOVERNMENT WAS TODAY CALLED UPON TO EXAMINE THE QUESTION CF VICARIOUS LIABILITY OF LITTERING FROM MOVING VEHICLES.

THE PLEA WAS MADE BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBER, THE HON CHARLES YEUNG, DURING THE RESUMED DEBATE OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL.

MR YEUNG NOTED THAT THE BILL MAINLY COVERS THE PROBLEM OF DUMPING LITTER AND WASTE FROM GOODS VEHICLES ONLY, BUT NOT OTHER TYPES OF MOVING VEHICLES AS FAR AS VICARIOUS LIABILITY IS CONCERNED.

■►LITTERING FROM MOVING VEHICLES IS BECOMING A MORE FREQUENT HABIT, AND WITH THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE NEW CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, WE SHOULD BE TACKLING THIS PROBLEM NOW,* HE URGED.

MR YEUNG ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE TREMENDOUS EXPANSION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES HAS BROUGHT WITH IT INCREASED WASTE AND POLLUTION.

HE WAS THEREFORE PLEASED TO SEE THAT INCREASED PENALTIES ARE PROPOSED FOR ALL FORMS OF LITTERING INCLUDING ILLEGAL DUMPING.

THREE BILLS PASSED ft ft * K K

THREE BILLS PASSED THEIR THIRD READING IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

THEY ARE THE INLAND REVENUE (AMENDMENT) (NO.5) BILL 1981, PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO.2) BILL 1981, AND THE CARITAS - HONG KONG INCORPORATION BILL 1981.

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ANOTHER ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR CONTRACT AWARDED ft ft ft ft ft

A MAJOR CONTRACT FOR PART OF THE SECOND STAGE OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WAS AWARDED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO GAMMON (HONG KONG) LTD BY THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE CONTRACT, VALUED AT $196 MILLION, WAS FORMALLY SIGNED BY MR HAROLD BEATON, PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY ENGINEER, AND W DAVID MORRIS, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF GAMMON (HONG KONG) LTD.

AFTER THE CONTRACT-SIGNING CEREMONY, MR BEATON SAID THAT WORK ON THE CONTRACT WILL START IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED IN 1984.

IT COVERS THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN 850 METRE-LONG ELEVATED DUAL THREE-LANE H’GHWAY, 600 METRES OF WHICH WILL BE OVER THE SEA.

♦THIS SECTION OF THE COASTAL ROAD WILL CONNECT THE FIRST STAGE OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR AT THE HEALTHY STREET INTERCHANGE IN THE WEST AND THE NEW QUARRY BAY RECLAMATION IN THE EAST,* HE SAID.

♦ELEVATED SLIP ROADS WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO AND FROM JAVA AND KING’S ROADS TO COMPLETE THE HEALTHY STREET INTERCHANGE*.

WORK ON THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PROJECT FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO HEALTHY STREET WEST IS PROCEEDING SATISFACTORILY.

THE WORK, SO FAR, INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOUNDATIONS ON LAND AND IN THE HARBOUR.

A FURTHER CONTRACT. TO BE SIGNED NEXT YEAR, WILL EXTEND THE CORRIDOR TO TAIKOO SHING AT GROUND LEVEL ACROSS QUARRY BAY ON RECLAIMED LAND NOW BEING FORMED AND IT IS ALSO EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1984.

♦WITH THE COMPLETION OF BOTH STAGES OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR, A FOUR KILOMETRE-LONG DUAL THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WILL BE PROVIDED BETWEEN CAUSEWAY BAY AND TAIKOO SHING WITH A POTENTIAL CAPACITY OF 10 000 VEHICLES PER HOUR, WHICH NEARLY TREBLES THAT OF KING’S ROAD.+ HE ADDED.

MR BEATON SAID THAT THE REMAINING SECTIONS OF THE SECOND STAGE EXTENDING THE HIGHWAY TO SHAU KEI WAN ARE BEING PLANNED WITH A TARGET COMPLETION DATE AT THE END OF 1985.

THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO TAIKOO SHING HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA WHO WILL ALSO SUPERVISE CONSTRUCTION ON BEHALF OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE.

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CHEAPER TRAVEL FOR 450 000 STUDENTS

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ALMOST 450 000 FULL-TIME STUDENTS AGED BETWEEN 12 AND 25 ^VE BEEN ISSUED WITH STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS GIVING THEM CHEAPER TRAVEL ON BUSES, TRAINS, FERRIES AND TRAMS.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE, MR H.M. CHOW, SAID THAT ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WHO HAD NOT APPLIED FOR A STUDENT TRAVEL CARD, OR THOSE WHO BECAME ELIGIBLE AFTER OCTOBER ON REACHING THE AGE OF 12, COULD APPLY FOR A CARD AT ANY TIME DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR.

♦THESE STUDENTS SHOULD INFORM THEIR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION CF THEIR WISH TO APPLY FOR A STUDENT TRAVEL CARD, AND THE SCHOOL SUPERVISOR OR PRINCIPAL CAN ACQUIRE THE NECESSARY APPLICATION FORMS FROM THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFF ICE,+ MR CHOW SAID.

HE SAID THAT, IF AN ORIGINAL STUDENT TRAVEL CARD WERE DEFACED, LOST OR STOLEN, A REPLACEMENT CARD WOULD BE ISSUED.

HOWEVER, IN THE CASE OF LOSS OR THEFT, THE STUDENT MUST FIRST REPORT THE MATTER TO THE POLICE AND OBTAIN A LOSS CERTIFICATE.

THE STUDENT SHOULD THEN COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FORM FOR A REPLACEMENT CARD, WHICH IS OBTAINABLE FROM SCHOOLS OR THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE.

♦AFTER ENDORSEMENT BY THE SCHOOL CONCERNED, THIS FORM SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON TO THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE, TOGETHER WITH THE LOSS CERTIFICATE OR THE DEFACED STUDENT TRAVEL CARD, PLUS TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE APPLICANT AND A FEE OF $20 FOR THE ISSUE OF A REPLACEMENT CARD.+

THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE IS LOCATED AT ROOM 705, CAPITOL CENTRE, 5-19 JARDINE’S BAZAAR, CAUSEWAY BAY, TELEPHONE 5-7954631.

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HONG KONG SUPPORTER PRAISED * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, MR BILL DORWARD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PAID TRIBUTE TO A GERMAN MAIL ORDER FIRM AND ITS CHAIRMAN FOR HELPING TURN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY INTO HONG KONG’S SECOND LARGEST MARKET.

SPEAK ING AT OF OTTO VERSAND,

A RECEPTION TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE NEW OFFICE „ .MR DORWARD SAID THAT UP TO AUGUST THIS YEAR HONG KONG tXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY EXCEEDED SA.5 THOUSAND MILLION. THIS WAS MORE THAN TEN TIMES THE FIGURE FOR THE WHOLE OF 1966, THE YEAR IN WHICH THE COMPANY ESTABLISHED ITS FIRST OFFICE IN HONG KONG.

♦ IMPRESS IVE THOUGH THAT FIGURE IS, IT MAKES THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE TROUBLED DAYS OF 1967 THAT HONG KONG EXPORTS TO GERMANY HAVE SHOWN A DECLINE. YEAR ON YEAR, WE ARE LAGGING ABOUT SIX PER CENT UNDER EXPORT PERFORMANCE IN 1980, A REFLECTION OF DEPRESSED MARKET CONDITIONS IN GERMANY.

♦IT IS ALL THE MORE REMARKABLE, THEREFORE, THAT I UNDERSTAND OTTO VERSAND WILL, IN 1981, HAVE THEIR BEST YEAR EVER FOR PURCHASES IN HONG KONG AND THAT THESE WILL BE VALUED AT SOMETHING LIKE $350 MILLION,♦ HE SAID.

MR DORWARD PRAISED DR MICHAEL OTTO, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, FOR BEING ONE OF THE CLEAREST AND MOST OUTSPOKEN ADVOCATES OF LIBERAL TRADE POLICIES IN HIS NATIVE COUNTRY AND IN EUROPE AT LARGE.

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TWO NEW ROADS OPENING IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST * * * *

TWO NEW ROADS IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST - SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD AND GRANVILLE ROAD - WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 13).

AT THE SAME TIME, NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE AREA.

CHING HAY STREET AND SECTIONS OF GRANVILLE ROAD AND SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED AS URBAN CLEARWAYS.

THE EXISTING URBAN CLEARWAY IN CHING YEE ROAD WILL BE ADJUSTED TO COVER ONLY THE SECTION BETWEEN CHATHAM ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 140 METRES TO THE EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CHATHAM ROAD AND THE SECTION BETWEEN SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 130 METRES TO THE WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD.

WITHIN THE CLEARWAYS, NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

TURNING RIGHT FROM CHATHAM ROAD INTO GRANVILLE ROAD WILL BE DISALLOWED AS WILL TRAFFIC FROM GRANVILLE ROAD INTO CHATHAM ROAD.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BROADWOOD ROAD ft ft ft

A SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD NEAR HAPPY VIEW TERRACE IN HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 13) TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION.

SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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COOKING COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN TAI PO ft ft ft

VALUABLE PRIZES ARE BEING OFFERED TO WINNERS OF A COOKING COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN TAI PO ON NOVEMBER 21 (SATURDAY).

THE COMPETITION, RESTRICTED TO LOCAL WOMEN AGED OVER 18, WILL TAKE PLACE AT TAI PO TSUNG TAK MIDDLE SCHOOL AT 2.30 PM.

IT IS BEING ORGANISED BY TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE, LOCAL MUTUAL DI STR?CT* BOARD *ND 0WNERS’ INCORPORATIONS, AND SPONSORED BY TAI PO

THE COMPETITION IS LIMITED TO A TOTAL OF 40 ENTRANTS AND WILL BE DIVIDED INTO PRELIMINARY AND FINAL SECTIONS. ALL COOKING FACILITIES AND MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ORGANISERS.

mCN.Wft BE ‘ ‘ “«HING

ilLL INCLUDE PEOPLE PROM FOOD AND BEVERAGE dUoINcoocS IN TAI PO.

All eAT10N F0RMS ARE Now AVAILABLE FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THIS SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 14).

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1981

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

VISIT OF MACAU GOVERNOR

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THE GOVERNOR OF MACAU, CAPTAIN VASCO DE ALMEIDA E COSTA * I LL VISIT HONG KONG TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO PAY A COURTESY CALL ON SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE.

uc ARRIVE 3Y JETF0IL AT THE MACAU FERRY PIER AT NOON.

3E ME7 3Y MR STEPHEN CORRICK, ADC TO THE GOVERNOR OF

-rDR° STARING, CONSUL-GENERAL OF PORTUGAL-RS r-ELiC IDAu dENGZON GONZALES. CONSUL-GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE AND THE DOYEN OF THE CONSULAR CORPS IN MACAU- MR GC PERRY 'TISH VICE-CONSUL cOR MACAU- AND SIR JOHN CURLE, DIRECTOr’oF

DDrc ™ERE WILL BE A photographic facility outside the pier JOTOGRAPHERS and tv cameramen are requested to be in

POSITION 3Y 11.45 AM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT

TO ASSIST.

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WTS DISTRICT BOARD PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE VONG TAI SIN CITY DI STR ICT COMM ISS IONER, MR IAN STRACHAN. WILL CHAIR A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO DISCLOSE PROGRESS MADE ON DISTRICT MATTERS, INCLUDING A PROPOSED LOCAL TRAFFIC PROJECT, AND A PLAN FOR THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO MEET THE PUBLIC.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CONFERENCE, WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (WONG TAI SIN), SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, FOURTH FLOOR, KING FUK STREET. AT 6.30 PM.

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TALK ON NEW WELFARE SUBVENTION SYSTEM * * - -

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON AT THE SALISBURY ROOM, PENINSULA HOTEL, AT 12.40 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

SHE WILL SPEAK ON *A NEW SUBVENTION SYSTEM FOR SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR*.

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SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT * * *

A SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL CONCERT WILL COMMUNITY HALL TOMORROW (THURSDAY) STARTING

BE HELD AT THE ACADEMIC AT 8 PM.

THE CONCERT IS PART OF THE FOURTH HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH TOM LEE MUSIC FOUNDATION.

THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND AND THE ALL-JAPAN GOLD >€DAL - WINNING SHUJITSU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BAND WILL PERFORM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CONCERT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

333 MORE WATER DRAW-OFF POINTS FOR SQUATTERS .................. 1

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD GIVES PROGRESS REPORT ............ 2

MAN OF YEAR AWARD FOR DR FANG ................................. 3

CHANCE WANTED FOR NEW SUBVENTION SCHEME TO WORK................ 5

BOARD SUBMITS REPORT ON EXHIBITION CENTRE...................... 7

HUMAN TERMS IN PERSONNEL RELATIONS ............................ 8

MACAU GOVERNOR MEETS SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE ..................... 9

BOARD TO SPEND $42 OOO ON CULTURE AND RECREATION............... 9

AUTOMATIC MACHINE ESTABLISHMENTS ............................. 10

GOVERNOR TO VISIT HEUNG YEE KUK .............................. 10

A SMILE HELPS, NEW IMMIGRATION RECRUITS ARE TOLD.............. 11

LORD HARRIS MEETS TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD .................... 12

OLD BILLS AND POSTERS REMOVED ................................ 12

FUN AND THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE............................... 13

SPECIAL OLYMPICS PRIZE-GIVING ................................ 13

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1981

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333 MORE WATER DRAW-OFF POINTS FOR SQUATTERS

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT HAS INSTALLED A TOTAL OF 333 ADDITIONAL DRAW-OFF POINTS IN SQUATTER AREAS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF WATER RESTRICTIONS.

ADDITIONAL PIPES HAVE ALSO BEEN LAID TO IMPROVE THE WATER SUPPLY TO SQUATTER RESIDENTS TO OFF-SET THE REDUCED SUPPLY PERIOD TO 10 HOURS DAILY.

THE CHIEF ENGINEER (CONSUMER SERVICES) OF THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, MR HU MAN-SHIU, SAID TODAYt +THE EFFECTS OF THE 10-H0UR SUPPLY IN RELATION TO SQUATTER RESIDENTS WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED.*

MR HU SAID STAFF OF THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT COULD DULY RESPOND IN PARTICULAR CASES, IF NECESSARY.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT COMPLETED THE INSTALLATION OF THE LAST BATCH OF ADDITIONAL DRAW-OFF POINTS AND THE LAYING OF ADDITIONAL PIPES IN 33 SQUATTER AREAS IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES, HOUSING ABOUT 90 000 PEOPLE.

TWENTY-NINE OF THE SQUATTER AREAS WERE IDENTIFIED AS •POTENTIAL PROBLEM AREAS* AND SUPPLY HOURS TO NINE OF THEM WERE EXTENDED TEMPORARILY PENDING THE COMPLETION OF THE ADDITIONAL PIPE WORKS.

LAST MONTH THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT INSTALLED 142 ADDITIONAL DRAW-OFF POINTS IN 46 SQUATTER AREAS ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

IN ADDITION, 15 AREAS ON THE ISLAND, WHERE THE HEAVIER RATE OF DRAW-OFF ON 10 HOURS SUPPLY MAY GIVE RISE TO SUPPLY DIFFICULTIES, WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE A 16-HOUR SUPPLY. THESE AREAS ARE LOCATED PRINCIPALLY IK SHAU KEI WAN, WHERE ABOUT 45 000 PEOPLE WILL BENEFIT.

MR HU SAIDi *WE HAVE EMBARKED ON A SCHEME WHICH WILL BENEFIT SOME 160 300 PEOPLE BY PROVIDING ABOUT 30 000 METERS TO 51 VILLAGES AND SQUATTER AREAS IN THE URBAN AREAS AND THE NEW TERR ITORIES.+

HE REITERATED THAT THE wATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT WOULD EVENTUALLY LIKE TO SEE EACH SQUATTER HUT PROVIDED WITH AN INDIVIDUAL METERED SUPPLY AND THE ABOLITION OF STANDPIPES, WHICH ARE SUBJECT TO * IDESPREAD ABUSE.

+THE PROBLEMS ARE CONSIDERABLE BUT WE ARE WORKING WITH OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TOWARDS A SOLUTION,* HE ADDED.

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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD GIVES PROGRESS REPORT

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THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD - ESTABLISHED A YEAR AGO TO PLAN, TO MONITOR AND TO ADVISE ON VARIOUS PROGRAMMES IN THE FIELD CF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT - NOT ONLY LOOKS BACK ON A NUMBER OF ACHIEVEMENTS, BUT ALSO FORWARD FROM A SOLID FOUNDATION TO PROGRESS IN THE COMING YEAR, THE COMMISSIONER OF INDUSTRY, MR PETER TSAO, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

VARIOUS PROPOSALS FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT WERE CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS. THEY INCLUDEDr

* ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS CALIBRATION LABORATORY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY-

* QUALITY CERTIFICATION SERVICES-

* TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICES FOR INDUSTRY-

* FACILITATION OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER-

M A TECHNO-ECONOMIC STUDY ON THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY-

* THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MICRO-PROCESSOR DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY- AND

* IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS OF SIR FREDERICK WARNER’S REVIEW OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN HONG KONG AS FALL WITHIN THE BOARD’S TERMS OF REFERENCE.

♦SOME OF THE PROPOSALS CONSIDERED OR ENDORSED BY THE BOARD ARE NOW BEING IMPLEMENTED,+ SAID MR TSAO. +WE HAVE ALREADY APPOINTED AN OFFICER TO BE THE HEAD OF THE CALIBRATION LABORATORY WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE OPERATIONAL IN 1933.+

♦THE BOARD ENDORSED A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR INDUSTRY SERVICES, CHAIRED BY THE GOVERNMENT SCIENCE ADVISER, AND THE COMMITTEE IS EXPECTED TO START WORK NEXT MONTH.

♦TWO PROPOSALS BY THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE AND ENDORSED BY THE BOARD. ONE FOR A TECHNO-ECONOMIC STUDY ON THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY AND ANOTHER FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A MICRO-PROCESSOR DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY, ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED BY THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE,* SAID MR TSAO, WHO ACTS AS THE BOARD’S SECRETARY.

BESIDES CONTINUING ITS EXISTING ACTIVITIES, IN THE COMING YEAR THE BOARD’S NE* ACTIVITIES ARE INTENDED TO INCLUDE THE PROMOTION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE, AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORK.

,+IN CONJUNCTION ......

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♦IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MAJOR LOCAL TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATIONS, THE BOARD’S SECRETARIAT WILL EXAMINE HOW QUALITY ASSURANCE CAN BE PROMOTED AND MORE EXTENSIVELY INTRODUCED INTO THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, AND ALSO HOW INFORMATION ON DIFFERENT QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS ADOPTED ELSEWHERE CAN BE OBTAINED AND DISSEMINATED,+ SAID MR TSAO.

♦SEVERAL PROPOSALS CONCERNING PRODUCT INNOVATION AND DESIGN-THE SETTING UP OF MICRO-PROCESSOR FABRICATION FACILITIES FOR THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY- AND AN APPLIED RESEARCH PROPOSAL FOR COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN OF ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS ARE ALSO BEING CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD,♦ MR TSAO ANNOUNCED.

THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD WAS ESTABLISHED FOLLOWING A RECOMMENDATION IN THE REPORT OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DIVERSIFICATION. THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY IS THE CHAIRMAN, AND MEMBERS INCLUDE PROMINENT PERSONALITIES IN INDUSTRY, IN THE ACADEMIC FIELD, AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. IT IS SERVICED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY.

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MAN OF YEAR AWARD FOR DR FANG * * * *

HONG KONG WAS HONOURED TWICE IN THE SAME DAY WHEN DR HARRY FANG aAS GIVEN A MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD AT A LUNCH AT THE SAVOY HOTEL IN LONDON AND WAS RECEIVED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS MARGARET THATCHER.

DR FANG WAS THE FIRST PERSON FROM HONG KONG TO HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MAN OF THE YEAR TITLE - ALONG WITH OTHER SUCH NOTABLES AS POLICE CONSTABLE PHILIP OLDS, WHO WAS CRIPPLED WHEN TACKLING GUNMEN, AND PC TREVOR LOCK WHO PLAYED A VITAL PART IN THE ENDING BY THE SPECIAL AIR SERVICES OF THE SIEGE OF THE IRANIAN EMBASSY.

DR FANG, A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, IS PRESIDENT OF REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL AND RECEIVED THE HONOUR POR HIS WORK TO IMPROVE TREATMENT OF THE DISABLED ON AN INTERNATIONAL BASIS.

AS NEWSPAPERMEN CROWDED AROUND DR FANG, HE SAID THAT HE SAW THE AWARD AS AN HONOUR FOR HONG KONG IN GENERAL AS WELL AS FOR HIMSELF PERSONALLY.

THIS WAS BACKED BY MR GEORGE WILSON, DIRECTOR OF THE BRITISH ROYAL ASSOCIATION FOR DISABILITY AND REHABILITATION, WHO SAID THAT THE AWARD REINFORCED THE MESSAGE THAT ACCEPTANCE AND REHABILITATION OF THE DISABLED WAS A NEED WHICH CONCERNED THE WHOLE WORLD, NOT JUST THE *EST.

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DR FANG REPEATED THE MESSAGE THAT DISABILITY AND HANDICAP ARE NOT, NECESSARILY, THE SAME THING. A PERSON MAY BE DISABLED BY SOMETHING SUCH AS DEAFNESS OR PARALYSIS, BUT WHETHER OR NOT THESE CONSTITUTED A HANDICAP WAS UP TO THE COMMUNITY.

HE SAID THAT ONE IN TEN PERSONS SUFFERED FROM A HANDICAP OF ONE DESCRIPTION OR ANOTHER AND THAT, WHEN FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WERE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT, ABOUT 25 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION OF ANY TERRITORY HAD A DIRECT INVOLVEMENT WITH DISABLEMENT.

+WE ARE TRYING TO REACH THE OTHER 75 PER CENT*, SAID DR FANG.

THE MEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS, SPONSORED BY THE BRITISH CREDIT CARD OPERATION ACCESS, HAS DRAWN , SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN 1960, A GREAT DEAL OF RESPECT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY.

EARLIER IN THE DAY, DR FANG HAD BEEN AT NO. 10 DOWNING STREET WHERE HE PRESENTED TO MRS MARGARET THATCHER A ’CHARTER FOR THE EIGHTIES’ WHICH CONTAINS RECOMMENDATIONS TO COVER THE NEXT DECADE AIMED AT IMPROVING THE LIFE OF THE DISABLED.

DR FANG IS PRESIDENT OF REHABILITATION INTERNATIONAL, THE WORLD’S CO-ORDINATING BODY FOR THE DISABLED, AND WILL REMAIN SO UNTIL 1984.

MR WILSON SAID THAT HIS CONTRIBUTION TO IMPROVING THE LOT CF THE DISABLED HAD ALREADY BEEN CONSIDERABLE. *1 THINK HE IS A GREAT STIMULUS TO US ALL,* HE SAID. +HE IS VERY HIGHLY RESPECTED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.*

DR FANG SAID THAT A CONTINUING TASK FOLLOWING ON FROM THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE DISABLED WAS TO CHANGE THE ATTITUDES OF THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. THE DISABLED ARE JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE, HE SAID, ALTHOUGH THEY MIGHT NEED HELP IN OVERCOMING CERTAIN DISADVANTAGES.

DR FANG ALSO LECTURES AT HONG KONG UNIVERSITY AND IS A CONSULTANT AND DIRECTOR TO MANY HOSPITALS AND REHABILITATION SERVICES.

HE PLAYS A LEADING PART IN THE HONG KONG COUNCIL FOR THE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY DISABLED AND IS CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION.

HE IS IN BRITAIN TO ATTEND AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE PREVENTION OF DISABLEMENT, ORGANISED BY THE BRITISH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SECURITY, AT THE HISTORIC LEEDS CASTLE.

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CHANCE WANTED FOR NEW SUBVENTION SCHEME TO WORK ******

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE. MRS ANSON CHAN, TODAY (THURSDAY) ASKED VOLUN’ARY AGENCIES TO GIVE THE NEW SUBVENTION SYSTEM A CHANCE TO WORK.

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON AT THE PENINSULA HOTEL, MRS CnAN SAID THE NEW SCHEME HAD BEEN CAREFULLY DEVISED TC REMOVE SOME OF THE MAIN DRAWBACKS OF THE EXISTING DISCRETIONARY SYSTEM AND FOLLOWS EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S MAIN ADVISORY BODIES IN THE SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION FIELDS AND WITH THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR.

+BUT,+ SHE SAID, +IT WILL PROBABLY NOT MEET ALL ASPIRATIONS.*

IN ANY SCHEME THAT ATTEMPTS TO CATER TO A DISPARATE RANGE CF SERVICES AND AGENCIES, IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO TAKE FULL ACCOUNT OF INDIVIDUAL CHARACTERISTICS.

♦THE GOVERNMENT HAS GONE FOR THE SCHEME WHICH WILL ENABLE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY, AND WITH AS MUCH FREEDOM OF ACTION AS POSSIBLE, IN PROVIDING THE SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES WHICH THE COMMUNITY REQUIRES. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THE SCHEME MUST ENSURE THAT PUBLIC FUNDS ARE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR,+ SHE SAID.

MRS CHAN DISCLOSED THAT UNDER THE NEW SYSTEM, ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES HAD BEEN PLACED IN CATEGORY I, WHICH MEANT THEY WOULD RECEIVE SUBVENTION AT 100 PER CENT OF THE STANDARD COST ESTABLISHED FOR THAT PURPOSE. THESE INCLUDE ALL FORMS OF RESIDENTIAL CARE, COUNSELLING SERVICES, CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES, SHELTERED WORKSHOPS FOR THE DISABLED AND MANY MORE.

SERVICES IN CATEGORY II WERE MAINLY RECREATIONAL TYPES OF ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS YOUTH CAMPS AND HOSTELS, SOCIAL CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY, SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL CENTRES FOR THE DISABLED AND UNIFORM GROUPS. THESE SERVICES WOULD BE SUBVENTED EITHER ON A FIXED PERCENTAGE OF THE STANDARD COST, TO BE APPLIED TO ALL AGENCIES PROVIDING THAT SERVICE, OR ON AN ARBITRARY LUMP SUM BASIS.

♦THE PRESENT CLASSIFICATION OF SERVICES FOLLOWS THE ADVICE CF THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE REHABILITATION DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE,* MRS CHAN SAID.

+THIS CLASSIFICATION IS NOT IMMUTABLE AND THE LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT WILL RESPOND TO CHANGING COMMUNITY NEEDS.*

SHE REFUTED CRITICISMS THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DELIBERATELY HOLD DOWN STANDARDS TO KEEP COSTS TO A MINIMUM.

*THE GOVERNMENT AIMS TO SET REASONABLE STANDARD COSTS,* SHE SAID. +THEY WILL NOT BE LUXURIOUS BECAUSE IT WOULD BE INAPPROPR I ATE TO DO THIS WITH PUBLIC FUNDS BUT ThEY WIlL DEFINITELY BE ADEQUATE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF SPECIFIC GROUPS.*

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MRS CHAN SAID STANDARD COSTS WOULD BE REVIEWED REGULARLY AND RECOGNISED PRICE INCREASES SUCH AS A CIVIL SERVICE SALARY AWARDS WOULD LEAD TO ADJUSTMENTS FOR THOSE SERVICES FUNDED IN FULL OR ON A PERCENTAGE BASIS.

AS A GENERAL RULE, THE ALLOCATION GIVEN TO AN AGENCY WOULD NOT BE +TOPPED JP+. NEITHER WOULD AGENCIES BE REQUIRED TO RETURN ANY SAVINGS AT THE END OF THE DAY.

HOWEVER, SURPLUS FUNDS ARISING FROM GOVERNMENT SUBVENTION WOULD NEED TO BE PLACED IN A SEPARATE ACCOUNT AND MAY ONLY BE USED FOR PURPOSES APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE.

MRS CHAN SAID WORK HAD BEGUN ON DETERMINING STANDARD COSTS FOR SERVICES AND THE DEPARTMENT WOULD SEEK THE VIEWS OF THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES INVOLVED BEFORE PUTTING ANY RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OR THE REHABILITATION DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR THEIR ADVICE.

+EUT THE SERVICES TO BE COVERED ARE MANY AND IT WILL OBVIOUSLY TAKE TIME TO COMPLETE THIS EXERCISE,+ SHE SAID.

THE AIM WAS TO IMPLEMENT THE NEW SYSTEM FULLY BY 1984/85.

IN THE INTERIM, CATEGORY I SERVICES WOULD RECEIVE 100 PER CENT OF THE EXISTING RECOGNISED EXPENDITURE, ADJUSTED FOR PRICE INCREASES BUT DISREGARDING ALL INCOME EXCEPT FEES.

CATEGORY II SERVICES WOULD RECEIVE EITHER A FIXED PERCENTAGE DETERMINED ON THE AVERAGE LEVEL OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT GIVEN TO A PARTICULAR SERVICE, AGAIN ADJUSTED FOR PRICE RISES BUT DISREGARDING ALL INCOME EXCEPT FEES, OR AN APPROPRIATE LUMP SUM ARRIVED AT ARBITRAR ILY.

AS A GENERAL PRINCIPLE, THE GOVERNMENT HOPED THAT SALARIES PAID BY AGENCIES TO THEIR STAFF WOULD APPROXIMATE THOSE PAID TO THEIR CIVIL SERVICE COUNTERPARTS WITH SIMILAR QUALIFICATIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. GUIDELINES WOULD BE PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

MRS CHAN STRESSED THAT THE FINAL DECISIONS WOULD BE UP TO THE AGENCIES’ OWN MANAGEMENT.

♦THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT SEEK TO IMPOSE ANY DIRECT CONTROL,* SHE SAID.

HOWEVER, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR AGENCIES TO APPRECIATE THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS A -ESP <SIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT PUBLIC FUNDS ARE SPENT FOR THE PURPOSES INTENDED.

THE DEPARTMENT ENDED TO DISCHARGE THIS RESPONSIBILITY NOT BY CONTROLLING INCLTS BUT EY CLOSELY MONITORING THE SERVICES PROVIDED.

MRS CHAN NOTED TH-T SOME AGENCIES HAD SUGGESTED THAT THIS MONITORING WAS TANTAMOUNT TO A MISTRUST OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

+ 1 ~HINK THIS IS AN UNWARRANTED AND EXTREME VIEW, FOR TAKEN TO ITS LOGICAL CONCLUSION NO MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO SET UP ANY INTERNAL CONTROL NITORiNG SYSTEM SINCE ALL STAFF SHOULD IMPLICITLY BE TR STE. TO DO THEIR WORK,* SHE SAID.

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THURSDAY, N0V3MBSR 12, 1%'

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COMMENTING ON THE INCOME RAISED BY AGENCIES THROUGH NON-GOVERNMENT FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES, MRS CHAN SAID THAT THE SUM WHICH HITHERTO WENT TO SUBVENTED SERVICES WAS NOT INCONSIDERABLE. IN 1981/82, IT WAS ABOUT $30 MILLION.

AS FROM 1982/83, AGENCIES WOULD BE FREE TO SPEND THIS SUM AS THEY WISHED.

MRS CHAN SAID CHANGES IN THE GOVERNMENT’S SUBVENTION SYSTEM VvERE LIKELY TO AFFECT THE POLICIES OF THE OTHER TWO MAJOR FUNDING BODIES, THE COMMUNITY CHEST AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

♦IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT ROLE THEY INTEND TO PLAY IN THE FUTURE,+ SHE SAID.

OVER THE YEARS, MRS CHAN NOTED, PRIVATE DONATIONS HAD ENABLED THE GOVERNMENT TO STRETCH THE PUBLIC DOLLAR TO REACH INCREASINGLY LARGER NUMBERS OF PEOPLE AND TO PROVIDE A GREATER VARIETY OF SOCIAL SERVICES. SHE SUGGESTED THAT IN AN EVEREXPANDING SOCIAL WELFARE FIELD, THERE WAS AMPLE SCOPE FOR BOTH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ENDEAVOURS AND THAT IT WAS COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO ARGUE ABOUT WHO SHOULD BE PAYING FOR WHAT OR TO SUGGEST THAT ANY ONE SOURCE OF FUNDING HAD TAKEN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE OF THE SUPPORT GIVEN BY OTHER SOURCES.

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BOARD SUBMITS REPORT ON EXHIBITION CENTRE * M * *

THE NON-STATUTORY BOARD ESTABLISHED BY THE GOVERNOR TO ADVISE ON THE SELECTION OF CONSULTANTS AND TO OVERSEE THE SECOND PART OF THE CONSULTANCY FOR THE PROPOSED HONG KONG EXHIBITION CENTRE, HAS SUBMITTED A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR.

THE BOARD’S BASIC CONCERN WITH THE PROJECT IS THAT A HONG KONG EXHIBITION CENTRE SHOULD BE DESIGNED TO SERVE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS. THE BOARD ALSO CONSIDERS IT IMPORTANT THAT THE PROPOSED EXHIBITION CENTRE SHOULD HAVE SUFFICIENT SPACE AND FACILITIES TO CATER FOR BOTH PRESENT AND FUTURE REQUIREMENTS CF HONG KONG.

THE BOARD IN THE REPORT HAS POINTED OUT, HOWEVER, THAT THE SITE ALLOCATED FOR THE PROJECT IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST HAS A MAJOR AND GENERALLY ACCEPTED DISABILITY THAT IT IS DIVIDED BY CHING YEE ROAD. IT HAS EMERGED DURING THE COURSE OF INTERVIEWING FOUR GROUPS OF CONSULTANTS AND IN SUBSEQUENT DISCUSSIONS WITH GOVERNMENT, THAT PROPOSALS OF A KIND DESIGNED TO OVERCOME THE IDENTIFIED DISABILITY WERE UNLIKELY TO BE ACCEPTABLE TO GOVERNMENT ON GENERAL TOWN PLANNING GROUNDS.

THE BOARD HAS THEREFORE RECOMMENDED TO THE GOVERNOR THAT GOVERNMENT may WISH TO CONSIDER RECASTING THE TERMS OF REFERENCE SPECIFICALLY IN REGARD TO AN ALTERNATIVE SITE THAT WILL SATISFY HONG KONG'S NEEDS.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1981

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HUMAN TERMS IN PERSONNEL RELATIONS * * * *

THE BROADER APPROACH NOW AT THE ROOT OF THE GOVERNMENT’S PERSONNEL POLICIES MIGHT BE EXPRESSED IN THE MORE HUMAN TERMS, OF PROVIDING A WORKING CLIMATE IN WHICH EACH STAFF MEMBER FELT ENCOURAGED TO GIVE OF HIS OR HER BEST AND ACHIEVING A HIGH LEVEL OF JOB SATISFACTION, THE SECRETARY FOR THE CfVIL SERVICE, MARTIN ROWLANDS SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, MR ROWLANDS SAID THAT TC ATTAIN THIS GOAL OF A GOOD WORKING CLIMATE THROUGHOUT THE CIVIL SERVICE INVOLVED THE GOVERNMENT IN ACTION UNDER A GREAT MANY DIFFERENT HEADINGS, INCLUDING STAFF STRUCTURE AND MOTIVATION, WORKING ENVIRONMENT, CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN MANAGEMENT AND STAFF.

DISCUSSING STAFF STRUCTURE, HE SAID HIS EXPERIENCE SHOWED A PRE-REQUISITE TO GOOD STAFF RELATIONS + IS TO GET ONE’S STAFF STRUCTURE RIGHT.+ AN ORGANISATION WHICH KEEPS ITS STAFF STRUCTURE IN TUNE WITH CHANGING REQUIREMENTS IS UNLIKELY TO SUFFER FROM ANY STAFF RELATIONS CRISIS THAT CANNOT BE SOLVED, GIVEN GOODWILL ON BOTH SIDES.

OF MOTIVATION, HE SAID HE WOULD DEFINE THE AIM AS -^INDICATING AT ALL LEVELS WITHIN THE ORGANISATION, THROUGH FORMAL TRAINING AND CONTACTS WITH INDIVIDUAL STAFF, THE RIGHT ATTITUDES TO WORK, TO THE PUBLIC, TO ONE’S OWN COLLEAGUES, TO ONE’S SENIOR OFFICERS AND TO ANY STAFF FOR WHOM ONE IS RESPONSIBLE.*

+GOOD MOTIVATION OF STAFF IS CRUCIAL,* HE SAID.

AS FOR WORKING ENVIRONMENT, IT INVOLVED NOT ONLY THE PROVISION OF SATISFACTORY OFFICE OR WORKSHOP ACCOMMODATION, ADEQUATE REST AND RECREATION FACILITIES, BUT ALSO OTHER FACTORS WHICH IN THE AGGREGATE COULD MAKE A GREAT DIFFERENCE TO THE PRODUCTIVITY AND JOB SATISFACTION OF STAFF.

WITH REGARD TO CAREER DEVELOPMENT, THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO PROVIDE A CAREER PLAN FOR ALL PERMANENT STAFF IN THE CIVIL SERVICE, ACCOMPANIED BY REGULAR CAREER INTERVIEWS AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR. HOWEVER, ADDITIONAL STAFF RESOURCES WOULD BE NEEDED BEFORE THIS COULD BE ACHIEVED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE.

ON THE QUESTION OF COMMUNICATIONS, HE SAID GOOD TWO-WAY COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE CIVIL SERVICE WERE VITAL, INVOLVING MANAGEMENT GUIDING, EXPLAINING AND L ISTEN ING,AND STAFF AIRING PROBLEMS, OFFERING VIEWS AND ALSO LISTENING, AND BOTH PARTIES RESPONDING TO EACH OTHER IN A DIALOGUE.

MR ROwLANDS POINTED OUT THAT THE PERSONNEL FUNCTION IN THE CIVIL SERVICE USED TO BE REFERRED TO AS ’ESTABLISHMENT WORK’, A COLD ABSTRACTION wHICH REFLECTED A SOMEWHAT NARROW TECHNICAL AND REGULATORY APPROACH TO PERSONNEL MATTERS.

♦IF WE ARE HONEST I THINK WE MUST ADMIT THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WAS SLOW Tw ABANDON THIS NARROW APPROACH, BUT WE HAVE CERTAINLY DONE SO NOW,* HE SAID.

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MACAU GOVERNOR MEETS SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE * * *

THE GOVERNOR OF MACAU, HIS EXCELLENCY CAPTAIN VASCO DE ALMEIDA E COSTA WAS THE GOVERNOR’S GUEST AT LUNCH TODAY (THURSDAY).

this was the first meeting between the two governors- when CAPTAIN DE ALMEIDA E COSTA PASSED THROUGH HONG KONG IN EARLY JULY TO TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE WAS ON LEAVE AND CAPTAIN DE ALMEIDA E COSTA LUNCHED WITH THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR JACK CATER.

CAPTAIN DE ALMEIDA E COSTA WILL BE RETURNING TO LISBON SHORTLY FOR CONSULTATIONS. HE WISHED TO PAY A COURTESY CALL UPON THE GOVERNOR BEFORE DOING SO.

DURING LUNCH, THEY DISCUSSED CO-OPERATION BETWEEN MACAU AND HONG KONG AND OTHER QUESTIONS OF MUTUAL INTEREST.

BOARD TO SPEND $42 OOO ON CULTURE AND RECREATION * * *

ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD IS SPENDING NEARLY $42 000 ON CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

THIS WAS AGREED AT A RECENT BOARD MEETING.

NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF THE SUM HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO THE

LANTAU BRANCH OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION WHICH IS SPONSORING PARTICIPATION BY 200 SCHOOLCHILDREN FROM ISLANDS DISTRICT IN A SERIES OF NEW TERRITORIES SPORTS COMPETITIONS.

ABOUT $15 000 IS BEING SPENT ON THE FIRST CHEUNG CHAU ARTS FESTIVAL WHICH WILL BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 21 TO 27.

APART FROM THESE EVENTS, OTHER ACTIVITIES BEING FUNDED BY THE BOARD INCLUDE A SUB-EDITOR TRAINING COURSE, A COURSE IN FIRST AID, A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION, SINGING AND DRAWING COMPETITIONS, A SPACE MUSEUM VISIT, A CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL, A HOLIDAY CAMP, VARIETY SHOWS AND CHINESE CHESS AND BILLIARD COMPETITIONS.

THE ACTIVITIES ARE ORGANISED BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

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AUTOMATIC MACHINE ESTABLISHMENTS XXX

GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO AMEND THE MISCELLANEOUS LICENCES ORDINANCE TO RE-DEFINE +AUTOMATIC MACHINE* IN KEEPING WITH TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE.

THE PRESENT ORDINANCE DEFINES AN AUTOMATIC MACHINE AS ♦MECHANICAL* AND BEING ACTIVATED BY + IMPULSE*. THERE ARE NOW, HOWEVER, NEW TYPES OF MACHINE OPERATED BY HEAT SENSITIVE SWITCHES AND ACTIVATED BY +SIGNAL+. THE PROPOSED NEW DEFINITION OF AUTOMATIC MACHINES * ILL COVER THESE NEW MACHINES AND BRING THEIR OPERATION IN ESTABLISHMENTS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE ORDINANCE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE INTENTION WAS TO EFFECT THE AMENDMENT IN A FEW WEEKS.

RECENTLY A NUMBER OF AUTOMATIC MACHINE ESTABLISHMENTS HAVE BEEN OPENING UP WITHOUT LICENCES FROM THE AUTHORITY. HOWEVER, SOME OF THEM CANNOT BE PROSECUTED BECAUSE THE NEW TYPES OF MACHINES BEING USED FALL OUTSIDE THE DEFINITION OF *AUTOMATIC MACHINES* IN THE PRESENT ORDINANCE.

THE PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT WILL CLOSE THIS TECHNICAL LOOPHOLE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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NOTE TC EDITORS:

GOVERNOR TO VISIT HEUNG YEE KUK * X X X X

THE GOVERNOR. SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL VISIT THE HEUNG YEE KUK TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 12.45 PM.

AFTER LUNCH, SIR MURRAY WILL GO TO HANG HAU RURAL COMMITTEE OFFIC", SAI KUNG, FOR A BRIEFING ON JUNK BAY NEW TOWN. LATER, HE ,v I LL VISIT SHIU WING STEEL LTD. AND CLEAR WATER BAY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB.

YOU ARE INVITED TC SEND MEMBERS OF YOUR STAFF TO COVER THE VISITS. STAFF OF THE N-,.' TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION INFORMATION UNIT .ILL BE AT T-E HEUNG YEE KUK HEADQUARTERS, 47, CUMBERLAND ROAD, KOWLOON TONG, TC ASSIST THE PRESS.

TO TAKE THE PRESS TO HANG HAU RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 1.45 PM. A BOAT ../ILL BE PROVIDED AT HANG HAU TO TAKE THE PRESS TO SHIU /I'' 'TEEL LTD. AND BRING THEM BACK TO HANG HAU AFTERWARDS.

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A SMILE HELPS, NEW IMMIGRATION RECRUITS ARE TOLD * * * *

A SMILE OR A RELAXED LOOK FROM HONG KONG’S 'FRONT-LINE OFFICIALS’ — THE IMMIGRATION OFFICERS — WOULD GIVE A GOOD START TO THE HOLIDAY IN HONG KONG OF TOURISTS WHO LAST YEAR BROUGHT ALONG $3 500 MILLION IN FOREIGN CURRENCY, MISS MARIA TAM, AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,TOLD SOME 104 NEW RECRUITS THIS MORN ING.

SPEAKING AT A PASSING-OUT PARADE OF 57 ASSISTANT IMMIGRATION OFFICERS AND 47 IMMIGRATION ASSISTANTS AT THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT PARADE GROUND IN HAPPY VALLEY TODAY, MISS TAM ALSO URGED THEM TO +KEEP UP WITH AND IMPROVE ON THE FINE PUBLIC RELATIONS* THAT THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT HAD ESTABLISHED THROUGH THE YEARS.

MISS TAM SAID THE PAST 12 MONTHS HAD BEEN *A PARTICULARLY CHALLENGING YEAR FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT,* WHICH HAD DEALT WITH 9 660 APPLICATIONS FOR IDENTITY CARDS BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, IN ADDITION TO THEIR REGULAR WORK-LOAD OF DEALING WITH 9 046 929 TRAVELLERS COMING THROUGH KAI TAK AND 3 722 921 TRAVELLERS GOING TO CHINA.

+THEIR HARD WORK AND CONTRIBUTION TO OUR TOURIST TRADE AND GENERAL CONTROL OF THE MOVEMENT OF RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENTS IN AND OUT OF HONG KONG IS SELF-EVIDENT,* SHE SAID.

MISS TAM SAID THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT HAD PROVED ITSELF TO BE EFFICIENT AND RESPONSIBLE IN DEALING WITH THE RUSH OF APPLICATIONS FOR IDENTITY CARDS SINCE OCTOBER 1980 WHEN THE GOVERNMENT, SUPPORTED BY THE PUBLIC, ABOLISHED THE TOUCH-BASE POLICY.

+1, IN ASSISTING MANY OF THEM TO SURFACE AND APPLY FOR ID CARDS, HAD BEEN CONSTANTLY IN TOUCH WITH OFFICERS OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AT DIFFERENT RANKS AND LEVELS. MY QUERIES WERE ALWAYS ANSWERED,* SHE SAID.

SHE HAD HEARD OF ONLY TWO OR THREE COMPLAINTS OF DISCOURTESY WHICH SPOKE WELL FOR THE HIGH STANDARD OF THE DEPARTMENT’S SERVICE UNDER SUCH GREAT PRESSURE, SHE SAID.

THE PROBLEM OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WAS NOW GREATLY REDUCED. THOSE WHO PROFIT BY CONTINUING TO SOLICIT ILLEGAL ENTRANTS TO HONG KONG MUST BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE, SHE SAID.

+THIS IS A TASK TO WHICH YOU WILL NO DOUBT GIVE ATTENTION AND ASSISTANCE,* MISS TAM TOLD THE RECRUITS.

THE NEW RECRUITS HAD COMPLETED THREE MONTHS OF HARD WORK AND LOOKED FORWARD TO THEIR FUTURE CAREERS OF HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY WITH THE DEPARTMENT. SHE WISHED THEM ALL A SUCCESSFUL CAREER AND CONGRATULATED THE BEST RECRUIT AND SHIELD WINNERS ON THEIR ♦EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT.*

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LORD HARRIS, GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE UK INSTITUTE OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, TODAY (THURSDAY) TOOK PART IN A MEETING OF THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD (TEXTAB) CHAIRED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, MR BILL DORWARD.

AFTER HEARING AN UP-TO-DATE REPORT ON THE NEGOTIATING POSITION TAKEN BY THE DEVELOPING TEXTILES EXPORTING COUNTRIES, THE USA AND THE EEC ON THE RE-NEGOTIATION OF THE MULTI-FIBRE ARRANGEMENT (MFA), LORD HARRIS EXCHANGED VIEWS WITH TEXTAB MEMBERS ON HONG KONG’S ATTITUDES TOWARDS PROTECTIONIST MEASURES BEING DEMANDED BY SOME OF THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.

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TAI PO DISTRICT STAFF OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY REMOVED A LARGE NUMBER OF UNAUTHORISED BILLS AND POSTERS FROM WALLS TO GIVE A FACELIFT TO THE NEW TOWN.

IN LINE WITH THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, THE CLEANSING WORKERS wILL CONTINUOUSLY CLEAR AWAY THE UNTIDY ITEMS DURING THE CURRENT DAY TO DAY CLEAN-UP OPERATION.

INSPECTING THE OPERATION AT PO YICK STREET, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH REGION) OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR BOWEN LEUNG, SAID ALL UNAUTHORISED BILLS AND POSTERS AND THOSE NOT IN A CLEAN AND TIDY CONDITION, WOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE DISTRICT.

UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, IT IS NOW AN OFFENCE FOR ANY PERSON TO DISPLAY ANY BILL OR POSTER ON CROWN OR PRIVATE LAND WITHOUT THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE AUTHORITY OR THE OWNER OR OCCUPIER OF THE LAND.

THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES IS THE AUTHORITY FOR THE NEW TERR ITORIES.

THE NEw TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS ALSO EMPOWERED TO RECOVER FROM THE OFFENDER THE COSTS OF REMOVAL AND THAT THE OFFENDE- w ILL ALSO BE L 'ABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $2 000 FOR THE OFFENCE, MR LEUNG SAID.

ACCOMPANYING MR LEUNG ON THE WAS THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF

POSTER-REMOVAL INSPECTION TOUR TA I PO, MR LAU PEl-PING.

THEY ALSO VISITED TAI MING LANE TO SEE FOR THEMSELVES THE STREET-TO-STREET AND BLOCK-TO-BLOCK CLEANSING EXERCISE BEING CARRIED OUT THERE TO KEEP IN LINE WITH THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

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FUN AND THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE * * * *

AN EVENING PROGRAMME COMBINING ENTERTAINMENT AND A FIGHTCRIME MESSAGE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 14), MAINLY eOR MEMBERS OF THE WONG TAI SIN MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE.

THE ’MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE FIGHT CRIME NIGHT,’ ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, WILL INCLUDE KARATE DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE WONG TAI SIN JUNIOR POLICE CALL, A FIGHT-CRIME STAGE DRAMA BY THE CHOI HUNG AREA COMMITTEE DRAMA GROUP, AS WELL AS SONGS AND MUSIC BY POPULAR TELEVISION ARTISTS AND ACROBATIC AND MAGIC SHOWS.

THE ORGANISERS OF THE FUNCTION WILL ALSO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED BY THE GATHERING TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE TO THE POLICE IN HELPING WITH THE ANTI-CRIME EFFORTS IN THE DISTRICT.

♦IT IS HOPED THAT BY SHOWING CLEAR RECOGNITION OF THE WORK OF THE MAC’S, WE WILL ENCOURAGE THEM TO DEVOTE EVEN MORE OF THEIR TIME AND EFFORT IN CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES IN THEIR BUILDINGS,♦ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE SAID.

THE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME WILL BE ARRANGED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND THERE WILL BE LUCKY DRAWS AT THE END, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE FUNCTION WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED AT 8 PM BY MR I.R. STRACHAN, CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER FOR THE AREA, AND MR RAYMOND PANG, OF THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, AND THE EVENING’S PROGRAMME WILL LAST TILL ABOUT 10.45 PM.

OTHERS PRESENT WILL BE MR T.A. BARNES, DIVISIONAL SUPERINTENDENT CF POLICE, MR KEVIN HO AND MR S.R. SELBY OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, AS WELL AS OTHER GUESTS WHO WILL HELP PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS OF THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE AND COLOUR-SHADING COMPETITION. PENNANTS AND WHISTLES WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE MAC’S AS SOUVENIRS DURING THE EVENING.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS PRIZE-GIVING * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE-GIVING AND CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE SIXTH HONG KONG SPECIAL OLYMPICS ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED AT THE WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND AT 2.0^ PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1J, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

REVIEW OF ASSESSABLE VALUES FOR PROPERTY TAX ............... 1

EQUALITY FOR MARRIED WOMEN CIVIL SERVANTS .................. 5

DONATIONS TO URBAN COUNCIL ................................. 4

GOVERNOR VISITS HEUNG YEE KUK AND SAI KUNG ................. 5

TENDERS SOUGHT FOR CENTRAL SITE ............................ 6

SCHOOL JOINING EXAM FOR FIRST TIME MUST APPLY .............. 7

SPEEDPOST SERVICE EXPANDED ................................. 7

ANTI-CORRUPTION DISCUSSIONS ................................ 8

VARIETY SHOW AND CLEAN-UP AT KIM SHIN LANE ................. 8

WAN CHAI TO ACT ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS .................. 9

SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED..................................... 10

HOLIDAY TRAFFIC AT PIER ROAD ............................... 10

TWO VISITING UK MUSICIANS TO HOLD SEMINARS ................. 11

SHAM SHUI PO FESTIVAL....................................... 12

LITTER PREFECT SCHEME GETS GOOD RESPONSE ................... 1J

BAND FESTIVAL GALA PERFORMANCES ............................ 14

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

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REVIEW OF ASSESSABLE VALUES FOR PROPERTY TAX * * * *

PROPERTY TAXPAYERS WITH PROPERTIES IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND NEW TERRITORIES WILL NEXT WEEK BE RECEIVING DEMAND NOTES FOR THE YEAR OF ASSESSMENT 1981/82, BASED ON UPDATED ASSESSABLE VALUES OF THEIR PROPERTIES- AND TAXPAYERS WITH PROPERTIES IN NEW KOWLOON WILL RECEIVE THEIR DEMAND NOTES IN JANUARY 1982.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), THE COMMISSIONER OF INLAND REVENUE, MR VICTOR LADD SAID THE REVIEW OF ASSESSABLE VALUES OF PROPERTIES ANNOUNCED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY IN HIS 1980 BUDGET SPEECH AND CONFIRMED IN HIS 1981 BUDGET SPEECH HAD NOW BEEN COMPLETED. THIS REVIEW WOULD COME INTO EFFECT FOR PROPERTY TAX PAYABLE FOR 1981/82 AND THE DEMAND NOTES TO BE ISSUED NEXT WEEK WOULD BE DUE FOR PAYMENT BY DECEMBER 31, 1981.

THE REVIEW, CONDUCTED BETWEEN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR AND OCTOBER THIS YEAR, WAS THE FIRST SINCE 1976 AND UPDATES ASSESSABLE VALUES IN LINE WITH ACTUAL RENTS CURRENTLY BEING CHARGED.

FOR MOST OF THE ESTIMATED 300 000 PROPERTY OWNERS CHARGEABLE WITH TAX (BECAUSE THEY DO NOT THEMSELVES RESIDE IN THEIR PROPERTY) THE UPDATED ASSESSABLE VALUES WILL RESULT IN A MATERIAL INCREASE IN THE PROPERTY TAX PAYABLE. THIS INCREASE WILL REFLECT THE SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN ACTUAL RENTS NOW PREVAILING COMPARED TO THE PREVIOUS VALUES ESTABLISHED IN 1976/77.

HE EMPHASISED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR THE BULK OF DOMESTIC PREMISES, ALMOST ALL OF WHICH ARE CONTROLLED UNDER THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE, THE UPDATED VALUES WOULD BE RESTRICTED TO THE RENT PERMITTED OR AUTHORISED BY LAW. THIS PROVISION APPLIES TO SOME 200 000 (OR NEARLY 70 PER CENT) OF ALL ASSESSABLE UNITS.

COMMENTING ON THE POSITION OF EXISTING TENANTS IN CONTROLLED PREMISES, MR LADD SAID THAT BECAUSE OF THE LIMITS IMPOSED BY THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE, LANDLORDS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PASS ON THE INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAX TO THEIR TENANTS.

FURTHERMORE, IT IS NOT CONSIDERED THAT INCREASES IN PROPERTY TAX FOR COMMERCIAL PREMISES IN THE HANDS OF NON-CORPORATE OWNERS WILL INFLUENCE RENTAL LEVELS. A LARGE NUMBER OF SUCH PREMISES ARE OWNED BY CORPORATIONS WHO ALREADY PAY TAX ON THEIR ACTUAL RENTS AND NORMAL MARKET CONSIDERATIONS WILL ENSURE THAT COMMERCIAL PREMISES WHETHER OWNED BY LIMITED COMPANIES OR OTHERWISE WILL COMMAND SIMILAR LEVELS OF RENT.

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MR LADD EXPLAINED THAT PROPERTY TAX IS CHARGED ON ALL NON-CORPORATE PROPERTY OWNERS OTHER THAN OWNERS OF DOMESTIC PREMISES WHO OCCUPY THE PREMISES WHOLLY FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES. IT IS CHARGEABLE AT THE STANDARD RATE OF 15 PER CENT ON THE ASSESSABLE VALUE OF THE PROPERTY LESS A 20 PER CENT DEDUCTION FOR REPAIRS AND OUTGOINGS.

MR LADD SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE UPDATED VALUES WOULD IN GENERAL SHOW SIGNIFICANT INCREASES, THE REVISION DOES NO MORE THAN BRING LANDLORDS’ TAX LIABILITIES INTO LINE WITH OTHER TAXPAYERS --FOR EXAMPLE, SALARIES TAX PAYERS OR CORPORATE (LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY) LANDLORDS WHOSE TAX BILLS ARE ALREADY ASSESSED ON CURRENT INCOME OR RENTAL LEVELS.

+IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED,* HE SAID, +THAT FOR SEVERAL YEARS PROPERTY TAXPAYERS HAVE BEEN IN AN EXTREMELY ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION AS THEY HAVE BEEN PAYING PROPERTY TAX BASED ON OUTDATED VALUES SET IN 1976.+ HE EXPLAINED THAT THE EFFECT OF THIS OVER

THE FIVE-YEAR PERIOD HAS BEEN THAT THE AVERAGE IMPACT OF

PROPERTY TAX ON THESE LANDLORDS HAS DECLINED FROM THE STANDARD RATE OF 15 PER CENT ON 1976 VALUES TO BETWEEN 3.5 PER CENT TO

FIVE PER CENT ON 1981 VALUES. THE PURPOSE OF THE REVISION

EXERCISE NOW COMPLETED IS TO REINSTATE THE CHARGE TO PROPERTY TAX ON LANDLORDS TO THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL.

MR LADD ADDED THAT BECAUSE UNDER THE EXISTING LAW ASSESSABLE VALUES FOR NON-CONTROLLED PREMISES ARE ESTABLISHED BY REFERENCE TO ESTIMATED MARKET RENTAL VALUES THERE MAY BE SOME CASES WHERE, EXCEPTIONALLY, THE NEW VALUES ARISING OUT OF THE REVALUATION EXERCISE EXCEED THE RENT RECEIVED BY THE LANDLORD. ACCORDINGLY, COINCIDENTALLY WITH THE REVALUATION EXERCISE IT HAS BEEN DECIDED TO INTRODUCE AN AMENDMENT TO THE LAW WHICH WILL ENABLE THE COMMISSIONER, UPON OBJECTION TO THE ASSESSMENT, TO REDUCE THE ASSESSABLE VALUE IN SUCH CASES TO THE RENT PASSING ON THE FIRST CF APRIL IN ANY PARTICULAR YEAR OF ASSESSMENT.

FURTHERMORE, MR LADD SAID THAT THE INCREASE IN ASSESSABLE VALUES WOULD HAVE NO EFFECT ON EXEMPTED PROPERTIES. IN GENERAL THESE ARE, PREMISES WHICH ARE VACANT- PREMISES OWNED BY BUSINESS PROPRIETORS FOR PRODUCING PROFITS CHARGEABLE TO PROFITS TAXPREMISES WHOLLY OWNED BY CLUBS AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS- AND PREMISES DESIGNATED AS ANCESTRAL PROPERTY.

FINALLY MR LADD EMPHASISED THAT THE ISSUE OF PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS WHICH IS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE AS A RESULT OF THE REVIEW OF ASSESSABLE VALUES DOES NOT REPRESENT A DEPARTURE FROM THE BASIC CONCEPTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY OWNERS. INDEED, AS IN THE PAST, WHERE OWNERS WITH VALID GROUNDS WISH TO OBJECT TO THE ASSESSMENTS THEY MAY DO SO. EACH CASE WILL BE EXAMINED IN DETAIL WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS BEING GIVEN TO THE RENTAL INCOME WHICH THE OWNER RECEIVES.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

EQUALITY FOR MARRIED * * *

WOMEN CIVIL SERVANTS * *

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW

POLICY OF EQUAL ELIGIBILITY TO FRINGE BENEFITS FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

REGARDLESS OF SEX AND MARITAL STATUS. ^ckvanio,

THIS POLICY FOLLOWS THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE STANDING COMMISSION ON CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE IN ITS SECOND REPORT ON CIVIL SERVICE PAY. cuvivt

UNDER THIS POLICY MARRIED WOMEN CIVIL SERVANTS WILL NOW BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FULL RANGE OF FRINGE BENEFITS, ON THE SAME BASIS AS THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS, FOR THEMSELVES, Th£ IR HUSBANDS AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN. THESE INCLUDE HOUSING BENEFITS, MEDICAL AND DENTAL BENEFITS, EDUCATION ALLOWANCES AND SCHOOL PASSAGES AND OTHER PASSAGES.

IN THE CASE OF HOUSING BENEFITS, DUE TO AN EXISTING SHORTFALL OF NON-DEPARTMENTAL QUARTERS, MARRIED WOMEN OFFICERS WILL NOT BE ALLOCATED SUCH QUARTERS AT THE OUTSET. BUT THE SITUATION WILL BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY WITH A VIEW TO THEIR INCLUSION AS SOON AS SUFFICIENT QUARTERS ARE AVAILABLE.

MARRIED WOMEN WILL HOWEVER BE ABLE TO RECEIVE ALL OTHER HOUSING BENEFITS INCLUDING PRIVATE TENANCY ALLOWANCES.

IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE GRANTING OF DOUBLE BENEFITS TO MARRIED OFFICERS, THOSE WHOSE SPOUSES ARE ALSO EMPLOYED IN THE CIVIL SERVICE WILL BE ALLOWED TO RECEIVE A FRINGE BENEFIT UNDER THE TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT OF EITHER SPOUSE.

OFFICERS WHOSE SPOUSES ARE EMPLOYED IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A STATEMENT TO THE EFFECT THAT HIS OR *R SPOUSE IS NOT IN RECEIPT OF A SIMILAR BENEFIT FROM HIS OR HER EMPLOYER.

MARRIED WOMEN CIVIL SERVANTS WILL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE UNDER THE HOME PURCHASE AND HOUSING LOAN SCHEMES.

CIRCULARS WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY INFORMING ALL CIVIL SERVANTS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THESE HOUSING ASSISTANCE SCHEMES ORIGINALLY ANNOUNCED IN JULY, AND INVITING INITIAL APPLICATIONS FURTHER CIRCULARS WILL BE ISSUED PERIODICALLY.

THE RATE OF INTEREST ON LOANS PROVIDED UNDER BOTH SCHEMES WILL BE SLIGHTLY BELOW THE MARKET RATE AND WILL VARY PERIODICALLY IN THE LIGHT O'7 PREVAILING INTEREST RATES. IT IS SET INITIALLY AT 17 PER CENT.

FRIDAY, ScVSMBEr. 1J, 1981

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ONLY OFFICERS WHO ALREADY HELD MORTGAGES OR WERE THINKING OF PURCHASING PROPERTY WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS NEEDED TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS UNDER THE FIRST CIRCULARS. SUCH OFFICERS SHOULD APPLY BEFORE THE END CF THE YEAR. OFFICERS THINKING OF PURCHASING PROPERTY AT A LATER DATE WOULD BE ABLE TO APPLY IN RESPONSE TO LATER CALL CIRCULARS.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO ANNOUNCED THE GOVERNMENT’S ACCEPTANCE OF A RECOMMENDATION BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON DIRECTORATE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE WITH REGARD TO PASSAGES.

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, ANY DIRECTORATE OFFICER EMPLOYED SUBSTANTIVELY ON LOCAL PENSIONABLE TERMS IS ELIGIBLE FOR LEAVE PASSAGES FOR HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS.

MARRIED OFFICERS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE SUBJECT TO THE RULES TO PREVENT THE PROVISION OF DOUBLE BENEFITS ALREADY DESCRIBED.

THE RATE OF THE PASSAGE ALLOWANCE WILL BE BASED ON THE CURRENT STANDARD RETURN AIR PASSAGE FARE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AS SET OUT IN CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS.

DONATIONS TO URBAN COUNCIL * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL (DONATIONS) BILL 1981 WHICH SEEKS TO RELIEVE DONATIONS TO THE COUNCIL FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES FROM LIABILITY TO ESTA’E DUTY AND SALARIES OR PROFITS TAX IS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

UNDER THE EXISTING LEGISLATION, IF A PERSON DONATES MONEY TO THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES HE CANNOT OBTAIN ANY TAX DEDUCTION. LIKE* ISE, IF PROPERTY IS BEQUEATHED TO THE COUNCIL, IT IS LIABLE TO ESTATE DUTY.

THE BILL AMENDS THE ESTATE DUTY ORDINANCE AND THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINANCE TO PRO-VIDE FOR THESE NE* FORMS OF TAX RELIEF.

DONATIONS TO APPROVED CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS OR TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES ARE AT PRESENT DEDUCTIBLE FROM ASSESSABLE INCOME OF ASSESSABLE PROFITS IF THEY ARE NOT LESS THAN .1109 AND NOT MORE TmAN 19 PER CENT OF THE ASSESSABLE INCOME CR PROF ITS.

IF ENACTED, THE AMENDMENT TO THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINANCE *ILL TAKE EF'ECT FROM THE YEAR 0? ASSESSMENT COMMENCING APRIL 1, loal *HEPEmS THE -'•'ENDMENTO TO THE ESTATE DUTY ORDINANCE *ILu BECOME ^E--" E AS THE DATE OF ENACTMENT.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

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GOVERNOR VISITS HEUNG YEE KUK AND SAI KUNG * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, VISITED THE <UNG YEE KUK, A RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, A STEEL FACTORY AND A COUNTRY CLUB IN THE NEW TERRITORIES THIS AFTERNOON (FRIDAY).

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SIR MURRAY FIRST WENT TO HEUNG YEE KUK •£ADQUARTERS AT KOWLOON TONG WHERE HE MET THE KUK CHAIRMAN, MR LAU WONG-FAT, AND 100 OTHER MEMBERS.

AFTER DISCUSSIONS FOLLOWED BY LUNCH, THE GOVERNOR LEFT FOR HANG HAU RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE IN SAI KUNG WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE JUNK BAY NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, *4? CHAN SUI-JEUNG, AND THE PROJECT MANAGER, MR ROBIN SAUNDERS.

HE WAS TOLD OF PLANS TO CREATE 380 HECTARES OF LAND BY FLATFORM FORMATION AND BY RECLAMATION TO BUILD A NEW TOWN FOR 300 000 PEOPLE BY 1996 AT A COST OF $10 000 MILLION.

A 10-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN HAS BEEN DRAWN UP FOR JUNK BAY COMPRISING TWO FIVE-YEAR STAGES.

THE FIRST STAGE, WHEN COMPLETED, WILL ACCOMMODATE 120 000 PEOPLE.

SITE INVESTIGATION WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED AND RECLAMATION WORK WILL BEGIN EARLY NEXT YEAR.

LATER, THE GOVERNOR WENT BY BOAT ROUND JUNK BAY, STOPPING AT THE SHIU WING STEEL LIMITED FACTORY WHICH OCCUPIES 50 000 SQUARE METRES AND HAS ABOUT 500 EMPLOYEES.

THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY, MR PONG DING-YUEN, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY SHOWED THE GOVERNOR ROUND AND BRIEFED HIM ON THE HISTORY AND FUTURE PLANS OF THE COMPANY.

SIR MURRAY THEN VISITED CLEAR WATER BAY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

HE WAS MET BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CLUB, SIR KENNETH FUNG, THE VICE-CHAIRMAN, SIR RUN RUN SHAW, AND THE PROJECT ARCHITECT, M? DAVID HSIA HSIAO-LUNG.

WORK ON THE $250 MILLION CLUB, COVERING 129 HECTARES WILL BE COMPLETED BY 1985. THE 30LF COURSE WILL BE PARTLY OPEN TO '-EMBERS BY mid-1982.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

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TENDERS SOUGHT FOR CENTRAL SITE * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR A SITE AT CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, TO THE WEST OF THE CONNAUGHT CENTRE.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, '■R P.A.wARD, SAID: +THE SITE, INLAND LOT NO. 8668, COMPRISES AN AREA OF ABOUT 13 400 SQUARE METRES BETWEEN HARBOUR VIEW STREET AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND IS CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY THE OLD GPO PARCELS OFFICE, A MINI-BUS TERMINUS AND A BUS TERMINUS.+

THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE GIVEN POSSESSION OF THE SITE IN TWO STAGES.

♦THE FIRST STAGE (SITE A) INCLUDING THE PARCELS OFFICE AND THE MINI-BUS TERMINUS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON AWARD OF TENDER AND THE SECOND STAGE (SITE B) COMPRISING THE BUS TERMINUS WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER ABOUT 30 MONTHS LATER,+ HE SAID.

UNDER DEVELOPMENT CONDITIONS, THE PURCHASER IS REQUIRED TO BUILD A NEW BUS AND MINI-BUS TERMINUS AT GROUND FLOOR LEVEL, ON TOP OF WHICH THERE wILL BE A TWO-STOREY PODIUM.

*P wARD SAID THAT THE PODIUM WOULD HAVE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE PROPOSED NEW STOCK EXCHANGE PREMISES, AN OPEN PLAZA TO BE LINKED TO THE FOOTBRIDGES ALONG CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND HARBOUR VIE* STREET, AND SUCH OTHER NON-1NDUSTRI AL ESTABLISHMENTS AS THE PURCHASER MIGHT PROPOSE.

♦ABOVE THE PODIUM, THE PURCHASER MAY CONSTRUCT OFFICE ACCOMMODATION UP TO A MAXIMUN HEIGHT OF 182.5 METRES ABOVE PRINCIPAL DATUM,+ HE ADDED.

IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN MINI-BUS SERVICES, THE PURCHASER wILL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENTS FOR A MINI-BUS TERMINUS WITHIN SITE A UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE PERMANENT MINI-BUS TERMINUS IS COMPLETED.

SIMILARLY, PART OF A NEW BUS TERMINUS WILL BE BUILT ON SITE A, AND, ON COMPLETION, BUSES WILL OPERATE FROM THIS PART OF THE NEw TERMINUS UNTIL THE REMAINING SECTION OF THE NEW TERMINUS OK SITE B HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

CLOSING DATE "OP TENDERS WILL BE NOON ON FEBRUARY 12, 1982.

TENDER FORMS, TOGETHER WITH NOTICES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED ON ^JNDAY FROM THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE ON THE 18TH FLOOR OF MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD AND ON THE 13TH -LOOP OF <OWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD.

PLANS 'A* ALS

INSPECTED AT THESE OFFICES.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

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SCHOOL JOINING EXAM FOR FIRST TIME MUST APPLY *****

SCHOOLS WISHING TO ENTER STUDENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1983 TO THE HONG KONG ADVANCED LEVEL EXAMINATION MUST APPLY TO THE SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY FOR APPROVAL NCT LATER THAN DECEMBER 1 THIS YEAR.

AT THE SAME TIME, SCHOOLS WISHING TO ENTER THEIR STUDENTS -OR A PRACTICAL SUBJECT IN THE EXAMINATION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1^83 MUST ALSO APPLY FOR APPROVAL.

APPLICATION FROMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY AT CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES 1OTH -LOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON.

THE HANDBOOK OF REGULATIONS AND SYLLABUSES FOR THE 1983 LAMINATION IS NCw AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE PUBLICATIONS UNIT. HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY, 17 TSEUK LUK STREET KOWLOON.

IT IS GENERAL POS HONG KONG,

alSO AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AND LEADING BOOK STORES.

-OP ENOL'IP IES, SCHOOLS CAN CONTACT MR W.L. CHEUNG OF THC hong kdng examinations authority on 3-698731.

SPEEDPOST SERVICE EXPANDED * * *

THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, BELGIUM AND SOUTH KOREA HAS BEEN FURTHER EXPANDED, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR A.C. HEATHCOTE, ANNOUNCED TODAY.

FROM MONDAY (NOVEMBER 16), CUSTOMERS CAN APPLY, THROUGH A PRE-REGISTRATION SYSTEM, TO SEND ’ON DEMAND’ AND ’MERCHANDISE’ PACKAGES TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND ’ON DEMAND’ PACKAGES TO BELGIUM, HE SAID.

PEOPLE SEEKING more DETAILS SHOULD CONTACT THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON TELEPHONE 5-2671108.

I’EEDPCET TO SOUTH KOREA HAS ALSO BEEN EXTENDED TO INCLUDE THE ■...%!'■ Z'"~ ES IN ADDITf? SEOUL: BUSAN, DAEGU, DAEJEON, GWANGlo, INCHEON, JEJU AND vasAN.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER

ANTI-CORRUPTION DISCUSSIONS * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF THE ICAC, MR P.B. WILLIAMS WILL OPEN THE +INTER-AGENCY DISCUSSIONS ON ANTI-CORRUPTION WORK* AT 13.^0 AM NEXT MONDAY (NOVEMBER 16).

THIS IS AIMED AT GIVING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ICAC AND "IVE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES FROM THE UNITED STATES AND MALAYSIA TO ’HARE THEIR EXPERIENCE IN RIGHTING CORRUPTION.

THE RIVE AGENCIES TAKING DART IN THE SEMINAR ARE THE DEPARTMENT OR INVESTIGATION, Ew YORK- THE OFFICE OF MUNICIPAL INVESTIGATIONS, CHICAGO- THE INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE GOVERNMENT - THE DISTRICT OR COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON DC- THE UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CO-OPERATION AGENCY BASED IN MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES- AND THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, MAuAYSI A.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE ?ISCUSSIONS A" 1D.3O AM AT THE ICAC CONFERENCE ROOM, SEVENTH -LOC-, HUTCHISON HOUSE ON MONDAY.

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VARIETY SHOw AND CLEAN-UP AT KIM SHIN -ANE * * *

A VARIETY SHOW wHICh a ILL INCLUDE SINGING, MAGIC AND ACROBATIC SHOwS, AND A LUCKY DRAW, a ILL BE STAGED FOR ABOUT ; 53' °xSIDENTS IN KIM SHIN LANE, CHEUNG SHA wAK ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 15), FOLLOWING A SOME 103 VOLUNTEERS IN THE

BIG CLEAN-UP EFFORT INVOLVING ALSO AREA.

ORGANISED BY THE CITY FUNCTIC-. A|v; tc PUBLICISE TO 3RC<TE E I GHBOUP.L I NESS

DISTRICT OFFICE (SHAM SHU I PO), THE THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME AND A'^ONG RESIDENTS.

ohOw, ’0 EE HELD ON THE ROOR TOP OF PREMISES IN KIM

_ -ANE, *HICH IS A PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL AREA, BETWEEN 2.30 AND J . cE.'N'o SPONSOR'D -Y THE SHAM SHUI PC DISTRICT BOARD.

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (SHAM SHUI PROMINENT COMMUNITY LEADERS IN THE AREA OPENING CEREMONY.

PO), MR ISAAC a ILL OFF IC I ATE

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___ ,1-' v£'-n ' t-.-5 ■ '_L ASSISTED Ev STAFF OF THE URBAN dtRVI^to uE-APT.-E ’ « D "-E SHAM SHI I PC CITY DISTRICT "--IDE.

T *:RK UAS E —' OONE, A BUFFET LUNCH wILL BE -ELD

's ' A EJlL.ING IN THE _A\E =0R ALL *H0 TOCK PART.

VOTE T' EDITORS:

VCU ARE INV'TE1 TO GIVER The CLEAN-UP OPERATION IN THE MORNINGS and late- ~-E /A- 1HC* >T«-TING -T L.33 = '0 SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 15 " SH . -ANS, CHEUNG SHA wAN.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

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WAN CHAI TO ACT ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (DMC) TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED SOME OF THEIR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM AREAS WITH A VIEW TO TAKING QUICK REMEDIAL ACTION.

LED BY THE WAN CHAI CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR TONY COOPER, WHO IS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DMC’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE, THEY INSPECTED THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION WHERE LARGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND HEAVY ROAD USE IN THE VICINITY HAVE GIVEN RISE TO SERIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS.

THE PURPOSE OF THE INSPECTION WAS TO FINALISE THEIR PLANNED CO-ORDINATION OF GOVERNMENT ACTION AGAINST THE PROBLEMS AND TO AGREE ON MEASURES TO BE TAKEN TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION.

THE DMC MEMBERS AT TODAY’S VISIT INCLUDED THE WAN CHAI DIVISIONAL SUPERINTENDENT, MR DANIEL ROBINSON- THE DISTRICT’S DEPUTY URBAN SERVICES OFFICER, MR CHAN TAI-SING- SENIOR ENGINEER, W TONG TAK-LEUNG AND ENGINEER, MR MA LEE-TAK OF PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT- TRANSPORT OFFICER, MR TSANG WING-HANG AND MARINE OFFICER, MR GEORGE KWOK.

MR COOPER SAIDi ♦ONE OF THE PROBLEMS FACING THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IS HOW TO RELIEVE AND CONTROL THE TREMENDOUS PRESSURE ON ROADS AND PAVEMENTS AND THE PARKING ON THE OPEN SPACE ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION WHICH HAS RESULTED FROM THE NUMEROUS DEVELOPMENTS GOING ON IN THE AREA.+

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE FOUR LARGE BUILDING PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION BETWEEN THE WAN CHAI FERRY PIER AND GLOUCESTER ROAD. THESE INCLUDE THE AO-STOREY GREAT EAGLE CENTRE, THE URBAN COUNCIL WAN CHAI RECREATION CENTRE, THE CHINA RESOURCES BUILDING AND THE NEARLY-COMPLETED SUN HUNG KAI CENTRE. THE LATTER TWO ARE 50 STOREYS HIGH.

♦AS ALL THESE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ARE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO ONE ANOTHER,* MR COOPER SAID, +ALL THE BUILDING ACTIVITIES AND HEAVY FLOW OF CONSTRUCTION VEHICLES HAVE CREATED AN ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRAFFIC PROBLEM IN THE VICINITY WHICH HAS ATTRACTED COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC.*

MR COOPER WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE SITUATION WAS COMPLICATED BY THE NUMEROUS HEAVY LORRIES USING THE CARGO HANDLING AREA ON THE WATERFRONT.

♦MANY OF THEM CONTRIBUTE TO THE UNTIDINESS OF THE AREA BY PARKING ON PAVEMENTS AND REPAIRING VEHICLES ON THE ROAD,* HE ADDED.

HE URGED LOCAL RESIDENTS TO COME FORWARD WITH THEIR PROBLEMS AND COMPLAINTS.

♦THE DISTRICT’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE IS NOT A 'TALKING SHOP’ BUT A ’FORUM FOR ACTION’. ACHIEVING QUICK RESULTS ON EVERYDAY °ROBLEMS AND PROMPT ACTION ON RESIDENTS' COMPLAINTS IS, T? A LARGE EXTENT, WHAT DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES ARE Al aBOUt ♦ HE CONCLUDED.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1931

SPORTS FOR THE DISABLED * * *

SPORTS IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO ENSURE FULL COMMUNITY INTEGRATION AND MAXIMUM PERSONAL ATTAINMENT BY DISABLED PERSONS, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL wElFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, SAID THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE PRIZE-GIVING AND CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE SIXTH HONG KONG SPECIAL OLYMPICS ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG SPORTS ASSOCIATION FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED AT THE WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND.

♦OUR AIM IN ThE INTERNATIONAL YEAR FOR THE DISABLED,+ HE SAID, ♦IS TO ENSURE ’HAT DISABLED PERSONS OF ALL TYPES ARE GIVEN EQUAL OP°ORTUNIT IES TO PARTICIPATE IN A FULL LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY.*

+WE MUST CONTINUE TO ENSURE THAT THEY CAN MAKE FULL USE OF SUCH - AC IL IT IES AS SwIMMING POOLS, GAMES HALLS, AND FOOTBALL PITCHES AND HAVE PROGRAMMES COR SPECIAL ACTIVITIES AND TRAINING.*

MR ALLEYNE SAID THAT GIVEN PROPER TRAINING AND ENCOURAGEMENT, MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PEOPLE COULD EXCEL IN SOME AREAS OF ACTIVITY.

♦BECAUSE THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED ARE LESS WELL EQUIPPED INTELLECTUALLY, THERE IS AN EVEN BETTER REASON WHY EVERY OPPORTUNITY SHOULD EE GIVEN THEM TO ACHIEVE A HIGH DEGREE OF CONFIDENCE AND PERFORMANCE IN SPORTS,+ HE SAID.

MR ALLEYNE NOTED THAT THE ASSOCIATION ORGANISED AN ANNUAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN HONG KONG AND SENT A TEAM. TO THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN NEW YORK IN 1979 AND WON 13 MEDALS.

THIS YEAR, IT * ILL HOST THE 1981 PAN PACIFIC SPECIAL OLYMPICS IN HONG KONG WHICH a ILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED NEXT MONTH. SPORTSMEN FROM SOME 15 COUNTRIES IN THE REGION HAVE BEEN INVITED TC PARTICIPATE.

HOLIDAY TRAFFIC AT PIER ROAD * * W

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PIER ROAD IN CENTRAL, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION *ITH GILMAN STREET AND JUBILEE STREET FERRY PIER aill closed to traffic from 7.30 am. to noon every Sunday and PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO ALLO* MORE ROOM FQR FERRY PASSENGERS.

THE Same TIME, VEHICLES TRAVELLING NORTHBOUND ALONG GILMAN STREE’ * ILL HAVE T; TURN lEF’ nTO THE CUL-DE-SAC SECTION Dl-R ROAD rOR kicking up AND SE’TlNG DOWN PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

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TWO VISITING UK MUSICIANS TO HOLD SEMINARS * * * *

A PANEL DISCUSSION ON +THE VALIDITY OF AESTHETIC EDUCATION+, ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE, WILL BE CONDUCTED BY TWO WELL-KNOwN BRITISH MUSIC PERSONALITIES, ATARAH BEN-TOVIM AND DOUGLAS BOYD, ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 17) AT 7.30 PM AT THE RECITAL HALL, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE.

THE DISCUSSION WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL CULMINATE A SERIES OF SEMINARS ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE FOR LOCAL SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS, MUSIC OFFICE STAFF AND THOSE CONCERNED WITH THE MUSICAL WELFARE OF CHILDREN.

(INTERESTED PERSONS SEEKING FURTHER INFORMATION MAY CONTACT TELt 3-819204).

TOPICS TO BE COVERED IN THE SEMINARS AND DISCUSSION WILL INCLUDE! PROBLEMS IN DEVELOPING AESTHETIC INTERESTS AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN, WHETHER AESTHETIC SUBJECTS HAVE A FAR GREATER IMPORTANCE FOR OUR CHILDREN THAN ACADEMIC PURSUITS- AND WHETHER THE MODERN EDUCATION SYSTEM PREPARES CHILDREN FOR THE WORLD OF TOMORROW.

SIX LOCAL TEACHERS OF VARIOUS FORMS OF ARTS WILL ALSO SPEAK ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL EXPERTISE IN TEACHING MUSIC, DRAMA, DANCE, LITERATURE AND OTHER RELATED SUBJECTS.

THEY ARE PROFESSOR DAVID GWILT, HEAD OF THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT, THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG- PROFESSOR TIM MOORE, HEAD OF THE PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG-DR ANNE BOYD, HEAD OF THE MUSIC DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG- MRS B.M.M. MURRAY, PRINCIPAL, SIR ROBERT BLACK COLLEGE OF EDUCATION- MR A.J. REEVE, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT-AND MISS JEAN WONG, HEAD OF JEAN WONG SCHOOL OF BALLET LTD.

MADAM ATARAH BEN-TOVIM, WHO PERFORMED LAST YEAR AT THE HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL, IS THE FOUNDER DIRECTOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE CHILDREN’S CONCERT CENTRE IN ROSSENDALE. SHE WAS PRINCIPAL FLAUTIST WITH THE ROYAL LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA BEFORE LEAVING IN 1975 TO DEVOTE HERSELF FULL-TIME TO ALL ASPECTS CF PRESENTING MUSIC AND MAKING MUSIC ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN. SHE HAS TAUGHT MUSIC FOR SOME 20 YEARS IN UNIVERSITIES AND MUSIC COLLEGES IN BRITAIN AND OTHER COUNTRIES.

MR DOUGLAS BOYD HAS WORKED WITH ATARAH SINCE 1976, PRINCIPALLY ON THE ATARAH’S BAND CONCERTS WHICH HAVE BEEN ATTENDED, SO FAR, BY 1 250 000 CHILDREN.

TRAINED AS A LINGUIST, HE WORKED FOR MANY YEARS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY BEFORE JOINING THE BBC AS A STAFF TELEVISION PRODUCER. HE IS ALSO A WRITER, A RADIO PRODUCER AND A RECORD PRODUCER.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

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SHAM SHU I °C FESTIVAL H W

THE SHA' SHUI PO DISTRICT SOARD, IN CONJUNCTION WITH COVER’,ENT DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER BODIES IN THE DISTRICT, WILL ORGANISE A MONTH-LONG LARGE-SCALE PUBLICITY ACTIVITY ENTITLED + -HA' SHJI PC FESTIVAL+ FRO:' .OVEMBER 21.

THE CESTIVAL AIMS TO FAMILIARISE RESIDENTS IN SHAM SHUI PO I TH THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO REGISTER AD VOTE I THE NEXT YEAR’S URBAN ELECTION.

THE GRAND OPENING AND FAMILY CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD ON NOVE BER 21 FRO? 1 PM TC 5 PM AT THE FA HUI PARK PLAYGROUND.

PROGRAMMES OF THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL INCLUDE DRAGON DANCE, LION DANCE, POLICE BAND PARADE, SCHOOL DANCE AND A TWO-HOUR VARIETY SHOW.

THERE ..'ILL ALSO BE 30 GAME STALLS FOR CHILDREN. OTHER ATTRACTIONS l:\CLUDE MINIATURE TRAIN RIDE, MACAW SHOW, SEA LION SHOW, HOT AIR BALLOON DISPLAY, DANCE-IN, CHINESE TRADITIONAL ARTS STALLS, CHILDREN KIDDY RIDES AND CARTOON FIGURES.

R G. BARNES, DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR STEPHEN IP, CHAIRMAN OF SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD, AND MR ENG SOON-CHAO, CHAIR'-AN OF THE FESTIVAL, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

POPULAR TV ARTISTE, MISS LISA WANG WILL MAKE HER APPEARANCE DURING THE EVENT TO HELP PUBLICISE THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME. ALSO TAKING PART WILL BE WELL-KNOWN SINGERS MR LI LUNG-KI, MR JOHNNY YIP AND ISS LAU YING-HUNG AND POPULAR DISC JOCKEYS.

DURING THE FESTIVAL PERIOD, A SERIES OF THEME-ORIENTED CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS PROGRAMMES wILL BE ORGANISED WHICH INCLUDE EIGHT AREA COMMITTEE DAYS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS, CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL PROGRAMMES.

THE FESTIVAL IS THE LARGEST DISTRICT CARNIVAL EVER LAUNCHED IN SHAM SHUI PO IN TERMS OF MONEY AND MANPOWER RESOURCES.

ABOUT $350 000 WILL BE SPENT IN THE MONTH-LONG FESTIVAL WHICH IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT OVER 500 000 RESIDENTS IN SHAM SHUI PO.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 19c

LITTER PREFECT SCHEME GETS GOOD RESPONSE

*****

THE +SCHOOL LITTER PREFECT SCHEME*, LAUNCHED BY THE GOVERNMENT

-AST VC'NTH TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH PART ICIPAT I ON IN THE REVITALISED CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, 3 RECEIVING FAVOURABLE RESPONSE.

’0 DATE 883 SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS HAVE JOINED THE SCHEME, AND MORE ARE EXPECTED TO RESPOND TC GOVERNMENT’S CALL.

’HE -SDHOGL LITTER PREFECT SCHEME* AIMS TO INCREASE THE l.' awareness of "he importance of cleanliness and to enhance THEI- Civic ■ EIB IL ITY IN HELPING KEEP THE ENVIRONMENT TIDV-

4, \TERVIE* TODAY <f=|DAY)( THE PRINCIPAL OF NOTH POINT METHCr 'S’ -• SCHOOL, ‘■'ISS TONG VUI-HING, TALKED ABOUT THE -0* . jZ~Z '■ C- wAS ’HE FIRST TC JOIN.

*3vR SCrtQOL iAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO NINE UNITS, EACH UNIT BEING TAKEN CARE OF Ev OLE PREFEC’. THE SCHEME CAPTAIN IS RESPONSIBLE F*- ’UE OVERALL ,.=ERVIS ION AND FOR COLLECTING AND DISTRIBUTING THE BADGES TC THE PREFECTS ON DUTY,* SHE SAID.

’HE De’IES OF THE -ITTER PREFECTS ARE TO PERSUADE FELLOW STuDEix S ’0 KEEP THEI- CLASSROOMS AND THE SCHOOL PREMISES CLEAN, ’? KEE° ’-I CH>- RS AND DESKS IN THE CLASSROOMS IN AN ORDERLY ANNEI-, AND TC PICK UP THE LITTER AND ?UT IT IN BINS, AS WELL AS "3 PERSUADE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.

+EACH PREFEC’ IS REQUIRED TO WORK ONE DAY PER wEEK FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE wEEKS. BY A SYSTEM OF ROTATION, EVERY STUDENT wILL H.AvD A CHANCE TC CONTRIBUTE ’C KEEPING HONG KONG CLEAN,* MISS TONG SAID.

THE ROTATION OF LITTER PREFECTS IS ARRANGED BY THE SCHOOL’S PREFECT 0- STUDIES, wHO ALSO KEEPS A RECORD OF the DAIlY RUNNING OF TnE SCHEME.

APART “ROM THE SCHEME, THE NORTH POINT METHODIST PRIMARY SCHOOL ALSO ORGANISES A WEEKLY INTER-CLASS CLEANLINESS CCN=ETITION. A SOUVENIR BANNER IS PRESENTED TO ThE +CLEANEST* CLASS.

A +BEST LITTER PREFECT* AaARD HAS ALSO BEEN ORGANISED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE GOOD wORK OF ’HOSE LITTER PREFECTS *H0 HAVE PERFORMED wELL DURING the SCHOOL YEAR.

MISS TONG wEN’ ON TO PRAISE THE GOVERNMENT’S +SCHOOL LITTER PREFECT SCHEME* aS E-Y EDUCATIONAL ONE, ENABLING STUDENTS '3 PARTICIPATE In SE“V‘VC TriE COM-- '.I’- AND TO -A.ISE ~-E -■•-r.E.ES^

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1981

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BAND FESTIVAL GALA PERFORMANCES ft ft ft

THE MAIN EVENTS OF THE FOURTH HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL - ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT - WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

THE FIRST PROGRAMME OF THE DAY WILL BE THE MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCE STARTING FROM 10 AM UNTIL NOON.

DURING THE TWO-HOUR SHOW SIX BANDS WILL TAKE PART IN A MARCHING COMPETITION TO VIE FOR THE +BEST BAND DRILL*, *BEST MARCHING MUSIC* AND *BEST SPECTACLE* TROPHIES.

THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE BAND WILL ALSO GIVE A GUEST PERFORMANCE. ADMISSION TO THE PERFORMANCE IS FREE.

FROM 3 PM ON ’HE SAME DAY, 13 COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL BANDS WILL COMPETE IN A SYMPHONIC BAND PERFORMANCE FOR THE *BEST SYMPHONIC BAND MUSIC TROPHY*.

THE ALL-JAPAN GOLD MEDAL-WINNING SHUJITSU GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL BAND WILL ALSO GIVE A PERFORMANCE. ADMISSION TO THIS IWO-HOUR SHOW IS ALSO FREE.

TO WRAP UP THE DAY, A GALA PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENING AT THE SAME VENUE. STARTING AT 8 PM, MORE THAN 20 BANDS WILL OPEN UP WITH THE FESTIVE OVERTURE OF DMITRI SHOSTAKOVITCH.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JACK CATER AND LADY CATER WILL ALSO ATTEND THE GRAND PERFORMANCE.

AN ADDED ATTRACTION WILL BE THE SHUJITSU BAND, WHOSE MEMBERS, DRESSED IN KIMONOS, WILL GIVE TWO ROUSING LATIN-AMERICAN DANCE RENDITIONS. THERE ARE 55 GIRLS IN THE BAND.

THE EVENING’S PROGRAMME WILL ALSO FEATURE A COLOURFUL *CAN-CAN+ DANCE BY THE RAINBOW DANCE COMPANY OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERV ICE.

BAND MUSIC FEATURED IN THE EVENING WILL INCLUDE A HONG KONG PREMIERE OF THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT CONCERT MARCH WITH COMPOSER DR WILLIAM WATSON CONDUCTING, BERLIOZ’S TRIUMPHAL MARCH FROM HIS GRAND FUNDERA AND TRIUMPHAL SYMPHONY, ANDERSON’S TRUMPETER’S LULLABY, MILHAUD’S PERCUSSION CONCERTO, WALTER MURPHY’S A FIFTH BEETHOVEN, AND VILLAGE PEOPLE’S YMCA/MACHO MAN MEDLEY.

NOTE TO EDITORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE THREE EVENTS OF THE BAND DAV AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON SATURDAV (NOVEMBER 14).

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CHECKS ON H'S STEPPED UP .................................... 1

BAND FESTIVAL STRIKES HIGH NOTE ............................. 2

WILLIAM TUCKER OFF TO WATER SUPPLY TALKS .................... 3

JOBS, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR SEPTEMBER .............. 3

PARKING FACILITIES IN KWUN TONG SET FOR BOOST ............... 4

RAINFALL FOR FIRST TEN MONTHS ONE-THIRD BELOV/ NORMAL........ 4

YOUTH SCHEME PRAISED ........................................ 7

PRAISE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ROLE OF TEACHERS ................ 7

YUEN LONG BAZAAR CLEAN-UP ................................... 8

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

RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT NW IN HENNESSY CENTRE........ 9

PRISONS STAFF BACK CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN ................. 9

JUDGING OF TUEi MUN FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION........ 10

TABLB-TENNIS WINNERS RECEIVE CUPS ........................... 11

DRUG TREATMENT TRAINING COURSE

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1981

CHECKS ON Il’S STEPPED UP * * * *

ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION MEASURES CONTINUED THIS WEEK AND MORE THAN 70 PERSONS SUSPECTED OF BEING HERE ILLEGALLY HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT FOR INVESTIGATION.

IN ANOTHER JOINT OPERATION BY THE POLICE, LABOUR AND IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENTS DURING THE PAST THREE DAYS, MORE THAN 80 000 PEOPLE WERE CHECKED FOR IDENTIFICATION AND OVER 8 000 INDUSTRIAL AND NON-1NDUSTRI AL ESTABLISHMENTS VISITED.

AND A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN REPEATED TODAY THAT THESE MEASURES — INCLUDING THE REQUIREMENT TO CARRY AND PRODUCE PROOF OF IDENTITY, EVEN AT WORK -- WOULD CONTINUE, AS WAS MADE CLEAR BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JACK CATER, IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL LAST WEDNESDAY.

DURING THE OPERATION, POLICE INCREASED THEIR IDENTIFICATION SPOT CHECKS IN PUBLIC PLACES AND ALSO CARRIED OUT SPECIAL OPERATIONS IN SUSPECT AREAS AND LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

A TOTAL OF 24 SUSPECTED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS — FIVE WITH FORGED ID CARDS — WERE SURFACED AND SOME 500 PERSONS WERE SUMMONSED FOR FAILING TO PRODUCE PROPER PROOF OF IDENTITY. A FURTHER 338 WERE WARNED IN RESPECT OF THIS OFFENCE.

ON THE LABOUR FRONT, LABOUR INSPECTORS MADE DAY AND NIGHT CALLS ON 8 788 ESTABLISHMENTS TO WEED OUT ANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WHO MAY BE WORKING. AND TO CHECK THAT EMPLOYERS FULFILL THEIR LEGAL OBLIGATION OF KEEPING PROPER RECORDS OF THEIR EMPLOYEES.

LABOUR INSPECTORS FOUND 16 PEOPLE IN 16 ESTABLISHMENTS WITHOUT PROOF OF IDENTITY. THEY TOO HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT.

EIGHTEEN ESTABLISHMENTS WERE FOUND NOT TO BE KEEPING PROPER RECORDS OF EMPLOYEES, WHILE 105 ESTABLISHMENTS COULD NOT PRODUCE ACCEPTABLE EMPLOYEE RECORDS AT THE TIME OF THE VISITS.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THEY COULD BE FINED UP TO $50 000 AND BE JAILED FOR UP TO A YEAR IF THEY WERE FOUND ENGAGING ILLEGAl. IMMIGRANTS. THEY ALSO RISKED A $10 000 FINE IF THEY BAILED TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE RECORDS OF EACH OF THEIR EMPLOYEES LISTING THE EMPLOYEE’S NAME, TYPE OF IDENTITY DOCUMENT AND THE NUMBER OF THE DOCUMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN THANKED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FOR THEIR COOPERATION IN MEASURES TO DETER ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

♦BY CARRYING THEIR ID CARDS, OR OTHER ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF IDENTITY, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC GREATLY ASSIST THE POLICE, IMMIGRATION OFFICERS AND LABOUR INSPECTORS IN DETECTING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.+

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BAND FESTIVAL STRIKES HIGH NOTE * * * * *

THE FOURTH HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND FESTIVAL REACHED A CLIMAX THIS EVENING WITH A ROUSING BAND DISPLAY AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

AND THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JACK CATER, PREDICTED THAT BAND MUSIC IN HONG KONG WOULD STRENGTHEN IN THE YEARS AHEAD.

SIR JACK AND LADY CATER WERE THE GUESTS OF HONOUR AT THE GALA PERFORMANCE OF THE BAND FESTIVAL WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH TOM LEE MUSIC FOUNDATION.

+AS THIS YEAR’S GALA EVENING OPENS,+ SIR JACK SAID, +WE MUST SURELY BE REMINDED OF THE TREMENDOUS PROGRESS THAT HAS BEEN MADE IN RECENT YEARS IN THE REALM OF MUSIC IN HONG KONG.

♦AND WHILE REALISING THAT THIS FESTIVAL REPRESENTS MERELY A PART OF OUR ON-GOING AND EXPANDING ROLE IN THE WIDE WORLD OF MUSIC, WE ARE VERY PROUD INDEED TO NOTE HOW WELL THINGS ARE COMING ALONG IN TERMS OF BAND MUSIC. THIS FESTIVAL ITSELF SYMBOLISES THE CONTINUING GROWTH OF INTEREST IN BAND MUSIC AND THE STEADY PROGRESS MADE IN STANDARD UNDER THE JOINT EFFORT OF PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS, SCHOOLS AND THE GOVERNMENT,♦ HE SAID.

♦BY THEIR ACTIVE PARTICIPATION, THE POTENTIALITIES OF GIFTED YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE FURTHER DEVELOPED AND UNDOUBTEDLY THEIR ACHIEVEMENT WILL BE GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH IN ’ THE YEARS TO COME. " in

♦WE CAN THUS LOOK FORWARD WITH CONFIDENCE TO A CHAIN OF EVENTS WHICH WILL BRING ENJOYMENT OF MUSIC CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG,* THE CHIEF SECRETARY ADDED.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM IN THANKING SIR JACK FOR SUPPORTING THE FESTIVAL SAID THAT OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BANDS AND THE MUSIC OFFICE’S YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND HAD BEEN REHEARSING EXTREMELY HARD FOR THE GALA NIGHT. ihg

♦THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS ARE EVIDENT TON IGMT,♦ he SAID.

SIR JACK THEN PRESENTED THREE TROPHIES FOR THE +BEST BAND DRILL+, ♦BEST MARCHING MUSIC+ AND +BEST SPECTACLE+ TO NE I MINfi INSTITUTE OF MIU FAT BUDDHIST MONASTERY. ®

THE SCHOOL’S BAND WON ALL THE THREE TROPHIES MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCE EARLIER DURING THE DAY. PARTICIPATED IN THE CONTEST.

SEVEN BANDS

THE CHIEF SECRETARY ALSO PRESENTED THE ♦BEST SYMPHONIC BAND MUSIC* TROPHY TO PUI YING MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND -------

symphonic band performance in the afternoon

BANDS TOOK PART IN

THE CONTEST

FOR WINNING THE A TOTAL OF 13

FOLLOWING THE MORE THAN 20 BANDS OVERTURE OF DMITRI

PRESENTATIONS OF TROPHIES

AND

OPENED UP THE GALA NIGHT WITH SHOSTAKOVICH.

SOUVENIRS, THE FESTIVE

AN ADDED ATTRACTION WAS THE SHUJITSU GIRLS’ BAND WHICH GAVE TWO ROUSING LATIN-AMERICAN DANCE

HIGH SCHOOL

__________ RENDITIONS.

THE BAND CONSISTS OF 55 STUDENTS AND THEY ARE THE TOP BAND PERFORMERS IN JAPAN, HAVING WON A GOLD MEDAL FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS SINCE 1979. --------------- --------------------------

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1981

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OFF TO WATER SUPPLY TALKS * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WILLIAM TUCKER, LEFT TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR MANILA TO ATTEND THE THIRD ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNMENT WATER ENGINEER (SUPPLIES AND DISTRIBUTION), MR LAU JONG-MING.

THE FOUR-DAY CONFERENCE, WHICH WILL START ON MONDAY, IS BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EAST ASIA REGIONAL COMMITTEE CF THE INTERNATIONAL WATER SUPPLY ASSOCIATION AND IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS’ DECADE OF WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION PROGRAMME (1981-1990). IT IS HOSTED BY THE PHILIPPINE WATERWORKS ASSOCIATION.

THE CONFERENCE WILL COMPRISE A NUMBER OF TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS REGARDING ALL ASPECTS OF WATER SUPPLY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EXPERIENCES IN PARTICULAR COUNTRIES.

SOME 500 WATERWORKS OFFICIALS FROM MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING JAPAN, THAILAND, INDONESIA, KOREA, SINGAPORE, TAIWAN, BRUNEI, HONG KONG, MALAYSIA AND THE PHILIPPINES WILL ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

ABOUT 400 MORE OFFICIALS ARE EXPECTED FROM NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, AFRICA AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES.

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JOBS, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR SEPTEMBER * * *

THE CENSUS FROM THE SURVEY SEPTEMBER 1981.

AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED STATISTICS OF EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR

ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURERS SURVEYED, EMPLOYMENT DECREASED ^JlicTRT^clJr1nARN-!N<?s increased OVER THE MONTH WHEN COMPARED WITH AUGUST THIS YEAR. THIS OCCURRED NOTABLY IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, E rr!’ METAL PR0DUCTS» AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC

rrCUvUU I o INDUSTRIES.

HOWEVER, A SURVEY OF THE BANKING AND PUBLIC UTILITIES SECTORS SHOWED THAT PER CAPITA EARNINGS DECREASED IN SEPTEMBER COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH BECAUSE OF SALARIES ADJUSTMENTS AND THE AWARD OF BACK PAY IN CERTAIN COMPANIES DURING AUGUST.

THE VOLUME OF ORDERS HELD BY THE MANUFACTURERS SURVEYED IN SEPTEMBER *AS SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN THAT IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. THIS WAS DUE TO INCREASES MAINLY IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND *EARING APPAREL INDUSTRIES.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1981

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PARKING FACILITIES IN KWUN TONG SET FOR BOOST ft * * *

ADDITIONAL PARKING IN KWUN TONG WILL BECOME AVAILABLE ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 16) WITH THE OPENING OF A 24-HOUR TEMPORARY CAR PARK IN FUK TONG ROAD.

THE CAR PARK, WHICH HAS SPACES FOR 104 PRIVATE CARS AND GOODS VEHICLES UNDER 2-1/4 TONS, WILL PROVIDE A +PARK AND RIDE* FACILITY BECAUSE IT IS LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE KWUN TONG BUS-TERMINUS AND MTR STATION.

THE HOURLY PARKING CHARGE WILL BE $2 BETWEEN 8 AM AND MIDNIGHT AND $1 AT OTHER TIMES. MONTHLY PASSES WILL COST *300.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICER, TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SECTION, MR ALAN LUI, SAID TODAY THAT THE CAR PARK WOULD PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PARKING TO MEET INCREASING DEMAND CREATED BY THE GROWTH IN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT.

♦PLANS ARE ALSO IN HAND TO DEVELOP A VACANT SITE IN HOI BUN ROAD INTO A TEMPORARY LORRY PARK FOR HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES,* HE SAID.

♦IF THE PLANS ARE APPROVED, THE LORRY PARK SHOULD BECOME AVAILABLE FOR USE IN 1982/83.*

MR LUI SAID THAT 758 ON-STREET AND 713 OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES WERE NOW AVAILABLE IN KWUN TONG.

♦HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF THE GROWING DEMAND FOR PARKING FACILITIES, MORE SITES HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS OF PERMANENT MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS,* HE ADDED.

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RAINFALL FOR TEN MONTHS ONE-THIRD BELOW NORMAL ft ft ft ft ft ft

RAINFALL FOR THE FIRST TEN MONTHS OF THE YEAR WAS NEARLY A THIRD BELOW NORMAL, SO THAT BY THE END OF OCTOBER — AND THE BEGINNING OF THE DRY SEASON — THE RESERVOIRS WERE ONLY 48 PER CENT FULL, ACCORDING TO FIGURES RELEASED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY.

OCTOBER BY ITSELF YIELDED 111.6 MM OF RAINFALL, WHICH WAS 9.6 MM BELOW NORMAL, WHILE TOTAL RAINFALL FROM JANUARY CAME TO 1 584.3 MM, OR 27 PER CENT BELOW NORMAL.

THE MONTH WAS SLIGHTLY CLOUDIER AND‘COOLER THAN USUAL, AND THERE WERE ABOUT 180 HOURS OF SUNSHINE, ABOUT 30 HOURS LESS THAN NORMAL.

THE MEAN TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 24.8 DEGREES CELSIUS, AND THIS WAS ONLY 0.2 DEGREES CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL. HOWEVER, THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 14.8 DEGREES RECORDED ON OCTOBER 24 WAS the THIRD LOWEST ON RECORD FOR OCTOBER.

SATURDAY, NOVSMBSR 14, 19E1

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THREE TROPICAL CYCLONES DEVELOPED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

ON OCTOBER 3, TYPHOON ELSIE BECAME EXTRA-TROPICAL EAST OF HOKKAIDO. ON OCTOBER 12 TROPICAL STORM FABIAN FORMED NEAR THE CENTRAL PHILIPPINES AND MOVED OVER VIETNAM TWO DAYS LATER, TYPHOON GAY, ORIGINATING SOUTHEAST OF GUAM ON OCTOBER 14, RECURVED NEAP OKINAWA SIX DAYS LATER, AND PASSED OVER TOKYO ON OCTOBER 22, BRINGING ALONG HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING, UNTIL IT BECAME EXTRA-TROPICAL SOUTHEAST OF HOKKAIDO ON OCTOBER 23.

EARLIER, ON OCTOBER 1, THERE WERE STRONG EAST-SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS OFFSHORE AND SOME SHOWERS DURING THE DAY, BEFORE THE WINDS MODERATED.

THE WEATHER REMAINED UNSETTLED BETWEEN OCTOBER 2 AND 6 WITH FREQUENT SHOWERS OCCURRING, WHILE AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVED WESTWARDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

WINDS STRENGTHENED FROM THE EAST ON OCTOBER 3 AND REMAINED STRONG FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

A FREIGHTER RAN AGROUND AND SANK OFF MIRS BAY LATE ON OCTOBER 4 AND THE CREW ON BOARD WERE ALL SAVED.

SHOWERS ON OCTOBER 5 WERE HEAVIEST IN THE EARLY MORNING, BRINGING 37.4 MM OF RAINFALL BETWEEN 4 AM AND 7 AM.

A FIVE-TONNE BOULDER ROLLED DOWN A HILLSIDE ADJOINING CHING CHEUNG ROAD AROUND 7.30 AM THAT DAY, AND MADE A SEVEN-SQUARE METRE HOLE IN A CLASSROOM WALL, BUT NO ONE WAS INJURED.

MINOR LANDSLIPS WERE REPORTED IN SAU MAU PING ON OCTOBER 4 AND IN TSZ WAN SHAN ON OCTOBER 5. WINDS TURNED SOUTHEASTERLY ON OCTOBER 5 AND MODERATED, BUT STRENGTHENED AGAIN OFFSHORE FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON OCTOBER 6.

THE WEATHER REMAINED CLOUDY THE FOLLOWING DAY, BUT BECAME SUNNY AND HOT ON OCTOBER 8 WITH TEMPERATURES RISING TO A MAXIMUM OF 30.8 DEGREES CELSIUS, THE HIGHEST OF THE MONTH.

A COLD FRONT PASSED SOUTH ACROSS HONG KONG EARLY ON OCTOBER 9 BRINGING STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND COOLER WEATHER. WINDS SUBSIDED THE NEXT DAY BUT IT REMAINED CLOUDY.

APART FROM TRACES OF RAIN EARLY ON OCTOBER 15, THE WEATHER WAS SUNNY AND WARM BETWEEN OCTOBER 11 AND 18.

ON OCTOBER 19, THE WEATHER BECAME CLOUDY WITH A FEW SHOWERS AND SOME RAIN NEXT DAY AND TURNED SUNNY AGAIN ON XTOBER 21 AND 22.

AN INTENSE COLD PRONT ARRIVED IN THE AFTERNOON ON XTOBER 22 AND STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS BROUGHT MUCH COOLER FATHER. ON OCTOBER 23, TEMPERATURES FELL SHARPLY DURING THE DAY, TC A MINIMUM OF 6.0 DEGREES CELSIUS AT TATE'S CAIRN AND 11.9 DEGREES CELSIUS AT CHEK LAP KOK. THERE ‘ WAS SOME RAIN AND GUSTY *IND.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1?81

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TEMPERATURES FELL TO A MINIMUM OF 14.8 DEGREES CELSIUS AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY ON OCTOBER 24, THE LOWEST FOR THE MONTH

THE WEATHER BECAME FINE ON OCTOBER 25 AND REMAINED SUNNY AND WARM FOR THE REST X THE MONTH APART FROM SOME RAIN ON OCTOBE- 31.

A THUNDERSTORM WARNING WAS ISSUED ON OCTOBER 19. THE YELLOW FIRE DANGER WARNING WAS IN EFFECT ON OCTOBER 4, 10 11 AND 13 WHILE THE RED FIRE DANGER WARNING WAS IN EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 23-26 AND 29.

>'3 AND0"? 2°NS00N s,gnals WERE HOISTED ON OCTOBER 3-5, 6,

THE MONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE i

SUNSHINE 179.7 HOURS 30.2 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

RAINFALL 111.6 MM a 9.6 MM BELOW NORMAL

CLOUDINESS 63 PER CENT a 11 PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL

RELATIVE

HUMIDITY 76 PER CENT FOUR PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN MAXIMUM

TEMPERATURE 27.1 DEGREES CELSIUS a 0.8 DEGREES CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

MEAN

TEMPERATURE 24.8 DEGREES CELSIUS a 0.2 DEGREES CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

MEAN MINIMUM

TEMPERATURE 22.8 DEGREES CELSIUS a 0.1 DEGREES CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN DEW POINT 20.0 DEGREES CELSIUS a 0.7 DEGREES CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

128.8 MM

39.6 MM BELOW NORMAL

TOTAL EVAPORATION

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 30.8 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON OCTOBER 8.

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 14.8 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON OCTOBER 2*.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1981

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YOUTH SCHEME PRAISED * * * *

THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SCHEME WAS BEGINNING TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE IN GENERAL ™EaAjS 'reeve SA^TODAY^ EDUCATI0N (chief inspector of schools) eco SREA* AT A SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE AGENCY FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE HELD AT LADY TRENCH AUDITORIUM, DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL

^'ldJnga he SA,D> *by getting’involved in what is going ON, THE CYC MEMBERS BECOME USEFUL MEMBERS OF SOCIETY AND AT THE SAME TIME, DEVELOP CORRECT SOCIAL ATTITUDES WHILE STILL A* SCHOOL•+

+IT IS THIS PROCESS OF ’LEARN, BE CONCERNED AND SERVE’ AND 0F EDUCAT ,0N To R^AL LIFE THAT DISTINGUISHES "

FR0M 0THER Y0UTH GROUPS, THAT MAKES THE PUPILS’ EDUCATION MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND PREPARES THEM MORE FULLY FOR LIFE IN SOCIETY.*

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’RAISE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ROLE OF TEACHERS X X * X

THE TRUE PROFESSIONAL IS ANIMATED BY A REGARD FOR HIS PROFESSION RATHER ’HAN MONEY, MR COLVYN HAYE, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION TODAY (SATURDAY) TOLD THE HONG KONG TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION AT ITS ANNUAL GATHERING.

NOTING THAT THE ASSOCIATION SPANNED BOTH THE AIDED AND PRIVATE SECTORS, MR HAYE SAID THAT PROFESSIONAL INTEREST WAS THE COMMON FEATURE WHICH BOUND TEACHERS IN AN ELITE BROTHERHOOD.

♦TEACHERS HAVE BEEN REVERED IN EVERY CIVILISED SOCIETY,*

►€ SAID, ADDING THAT THIS WAS BECAUSE OF THEIR DEDICATION TO TRAINING YOUNG M I NDS AND BECAUSE OF THEIR UNSELFISH INTEREST IN SCHOLARSHIP.

♦OF COURSE TEACHERS MUST LIVE AND ARE THEREFORE INTERESTED IN THEIR CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, BUT TRUE PROFESSIONALS ARE NOT GREEDY,♦ MR HAYE SAID.

THE DIRECTOR CONGRATULATED THE HONG KONG TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION ON ANOTHER ACTIVE AND BUSY YEAR AND WISHED IT SUCCESS FOR ’HE FUTURE.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1981

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YUEN LONG BAZAAR CLEAN-UP

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THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) CARRIED OUT A CLEAN-UP AT YUEN LONG SHOPPING BAZAAR AREA IN AN ALL-OUT EFFORT TO SPREAD THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN MESSAGE TO SHOPKEEPERS.

THE CLEAN-UP OPERATION WAS AT HONG CHONG BAZAAR AT THE BOUNDARY OF YUEN LONG MAIN ROAD. FUK HONG STREET, ON NING ROAD AND TUNG LOK STREET IN THE TOWNSHIP.

THE OPERATORS OF HUNDREDS OF SHOPS AT THE BAZAAR

HAD BEEN INDISCRIMINATELY DUMPING THEIR REFUSE AND WASTE ONTO THE PUBLIC AREAS AND THIS HAD LED TO MANY COMPLAINTS.

*WE HOPE THE CLEAN-UP EXERCISE WILL INFLUENCE THE SHOP OPERATORS TO PLAY THEIR PART IN KEEPING THEIR TRADING AREA TIDY,* SAID THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH REGION) OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, W BOWEN LEUNG. '

HE URGED THE OPERATORS OF THE SHOPS TO BE MORE CIVIC-MINDED BY DISPOSING OF REFUSE IN THE PROPER MANNER.

ALL THE PEOPLE WOULD BENEFIT BY KEEPING THE COMMON PARTS OF THE BAZAAR FREE FROM REFUSE AND DOMESTIC WASTE, SAID MR LEUNG.

MORE THAN 30 CLEANSING WORKERS OF THE YUEN LONG URBAN SERVICES OFFICE WERE DEPLOYED IN VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL BLACKSPOTS TO REMOVE ABOUT 10 TONNES OF GARBAGE.

TWO TEMPORARY DOMESTIC JUNK-COLLECTION POINTS WERE SET UP IN THE AREA FOR THE OPERATORS TO DISPOSE OF BULKY ITEMS.

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FIRING PRACTICE WARNING * 4 *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA TSUEN/CASTLE PEAK RANGE BETWEEN 8 AM AND 11 PM ON THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 19).

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

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RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT NOW IN HENNESSY CENTRE

X X X X

THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT’S NEW KOWLOON RATING DIVISION AND NEW TERRITORIES RATING DIVISION LOCATED IN TAI SANG COMMERCIAL BUILDING, WAN CHAI MOVED TO HENNESSY CENTRE YESTERDAY.

rROM MONDAY (NOVEMBER 16), THE WHOLE DEPARTMENT WILL BE OPERATING ON THE 17TH-26TH FLOORS (EXCEPT THE 22ND FLOOR) OF HENNESSY CENTRE, 500 HENNESSY ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO ENQUIRE ABOUT RENT CONTROL AND RATING MATTERS SHOULD CALL AT THE DEPARTMENT’S ENQUIRIES SECTION ON THE 17TH FLOOR OF THE BUILDING. HOWEVER, ENQUIRIES ON RATES DEMAND NOTES ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE DIRECTED TO THE TREASURY.

PAMPHLETS, BOOKLETS AND APPLICATION FORMS IN RESPECT OF RENT CONTROL AND RATING MATTERS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM EITHER THE ENQUIRIES COUNTER ON THE GROUND FLOOR OR THE ENQUIRIES SECTION ON THE 17TH FLOOR.

THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE DEPARTMENT IN HENNESSY CENTRE IS 5-7957888 AND FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL 5-7957666.

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PRISONS STAFF BACK CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN

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MORE THAN 80 OFF-DUTY PRISON OFFICERS FROM STANLEY PRISON TOOK PART IN A CLEANING OPERATION AT THE STAFF QUARTERS AREAS IN STANLEY TODAY (SA’URDAY) IN SUPPORT OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

THE VOLUNTARY DRIVE WAS LED BY THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR R.W.B. HIGGINBOTTOM, AND SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT OF STANLEY PRISON, MR FRANCIS WONG. THE CLEANING OPERATION STARTED AT 11 AM AND LASTED UNTIL 4 PM.

THE WHOLE CLEANED AREA HAS A POPULATION OF 3 000 STAFF MEMBERS OF THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND COVERS ABOUT 2 900 SQUARE METRES, WHICH INCLUDED THE STAFF MARRIED QUARTERS, SINGLE OFFICER BARRACKS, COMMUNAL AREAS, RECREATION HALL, PLAYGROUND AND THE BEACH BEHIND STANLEY PRISON.

TO SUPPLEMENT THE EVENT, AN ESSAY COMPETITION ON HOW TO KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN *AS HELD FOR CHILDREN OF THE STAFF IN TWO AGE GROUPS, FROM NINE TO 2 AND 13 TO 15. ATTRACTIVE PRIZES WERE AWARDED TO THE WINNERS.

IT IS HOPED THAT THE CLEAN STANLEY DRIVE WILL ENCOURAGE OTHER SECTORS IN THE COMMUNITY TO DO LIKEWISE IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE MEANINGFUL TASK OF THE ON-GOING CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, WHICH WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE END 0^ 1982, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PRISONS DEPARTMEN’ SAID.

THE SLOGAN "OR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR IS +HONG KONG IS WATCHING, DON’T RUBBISH YOUR CITY+, HE ADDED.

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JUDGING OF TUEN MUN FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION ft ft ft ft

JUDGING OF TUEN MUN FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION ENTRIES WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY AT THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE IN TSUEN WAN.

THE JUDGES ARE PROMINENT PHOTOGRAPHERS, MESSRS SIU WANG-NGA I, CHEONG HUNG-CHUEN, MAK CHU-FAT, HO HUNG-KWONG AND YAM LAM.

WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL PERIOD FROM NOVEMBER 21 TO DECEMBER 6.

WINNERS WILL RECEIVE MEDALS AND CASH PRIZES RANGING FROM $100 TO $2 003.

RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN TWO NEWSPAPERS ON NOVEMBER 20.

THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE JUDGING WHICH WILL START AT 8 PM.

MEANWHILE, THE FESTIVAL WILL ALSO INCLUDE A PUPPET SHOW, A DRAMA NIGHT AND A CANTONESE OPERA NIGHT.

THE PUPPET SHOW WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE WINNING GLOVE PUPPET TROUPE ON NOVEMBER 23 AT THE OPEN SPACE BETWEEN HING SHING HOUSE AND HING CHEONG HOUSE AT TA I HING ESTATE.

THE DRAMA NIGHT, TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 28 AT LUI MING CHOI SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL, IS BEING PRESENTED BY TUEN MUN ARTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION. THE ASSOCIATION’S CANTONESE OPERA TROUPE WILL GIVE A PERFORMANCE ON NOVEMBER 29 AT LUI MING CHOI SCHOOL. MORE THAN 80 PLAYERS WILL TAKE PART.

ALSO ON THE 29TH A TELE-MATCH WILL BE HELD AT THE TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND WITH THE NUMBER OF TEAMS PARTICIPATING LIMITED TO 12.

FUN FAIRS WILL BE HELD AT LUNG KWU TAN AND NIM WAN.

THE FESTIVAL WILL CLOSE WITH A CARNIVAL ON DECEMBER 6 AT TUEN MUN PLAYGROUND FOR 5 000 CHILDREN.

THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL ALSO INCLUDE A VARIETY SHOW BY LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT G OUPS, A SCHOOL BAND PERFORMANCE, A KUNG-FU DEMONSTRATION, SINGING AND DANCING.

THIS YEAR, THE SCHOOL’S MUSIC AND SPEECH FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE +THE TUEN MUN FESTIVAL CUP+, AN ITEM FOR PRIMARY 5 AND PRIMARY 6 STUDENTS FROM TUEN MUN.

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TABLE-TENNIS WINNERS RECEIVE CUPS * * * *

THE WINNERS OF A NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT TABLE-TENNIS LEAGUE LAUNCHED IN JUNE WERE PRESENTED WITH THEIR CUPS TODAY (SATURDAY).

TUEN MUN, MEN’S SECTION WINNERS, LOST ONLY ONE OF THE 14 MATCHES THEY PLAYED, AS DID THE CHAMPION WOMEN'S TEAM, SHA TIN.

A TOTAL OF 176 PLAYERS FROM THE EIGHT NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS TOOK PART IN THE LEAGUE.

TABLE-TENNIS IS ONE OF SEVERAL LEAGUES PROMOTED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT SPORTS COMPETITIONS CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE. THE OTHERS ARE SOCCER, BASKETBALL, BADMINTON, VOLLEYBALL AND SWIMMING.

BEING PLANNED ARE SQUASH, TENNIS AND ATHLETICS LEAGUES.

_ ™E SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES “RESENTED THE CUPS, WHICH ARE NAMED AFTER HIM, TO THE WINNING TEAM CAPTAINS.

ALSO OFFICIATING WERE THE PRINCIPAL OFFICER, MR DAVID CHIU YIM-SHUN, AND THE DISTRICT SPORTS CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE,

RECREATION AND SPORT CHAIRMAN OF NORTH MR CHONG KAM-NING.

DRUG TREATMENT TRAINING COURSE XXX

TH,RD W0RLD HEALTH ORGANISATION INTER-REGIONAL TRAINING COURSE FOR DOCTORS ON THE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION OF DRUG DEPENDENT PERSONS WILL END ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 17).

A CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 3.30 PM IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER, WITH MR PETER LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, OFFICIATING.

MEMBERS OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WILL ALSO ATTEND THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 17). NED IA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE PUBLIC ENTRANCE TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER NOT LATER THAN 3.15 PM. NARCOTICS DIVISION STAFr WILL ASSIST THEM.

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

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COIMTENTS PAGE NO.

TWO TOWN CENTRE SITES TO BE AUCTIONED........................ 1

YOUNG PEOPLE HORE WILLING TO UNDERTAKE SERVICE PROJECTS .... 3

ROTARY CLUB GIVES LAUNCH FOR CLINIC ......................... 4

PLAYING SAFE IN SPORTS ...................................... 5

MANPOWER SURVEY OF MASS MEDIA ............................... 6

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL FOR TD'S DRIVING INSTRUCTORS ............ 7

TEACHERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOOL LIBRARIES ............... 8

NOVICE SQUASH COMPETITION AT SHA TIN ........................ 8

FEWER BUILDING PLANS APPROVED................................ 9

SAI KUNG SPORTS DAY ......................................... 9

HONG KONG YOUTH FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME.................. 10

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY POSTER DESIGN CONTEST ..................... n

RIGHT TURN BAN IN TEXACO ROAD................................ 11

NEW SPORTS CENTRE FOR SAI KUNG .............................. 12

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TWO TOWN CENTRE SITES TO BE AUCTIONED * * * *

GOVERNMENT IS TO AUCTION TWO MAJOR NEW TOWN CENTRE SITES ON NOVEMBER 27 (FRIDAY).

ONE IS IN TUEN MUN, THE OTHER IN TAI PO.

THE TUEN MUN SITE, MEASURING 3 512 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR NONINDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.

IT IS SITUATED CLOSE TO THE HIGHWAY WHERE WORK ON THE ADDITIONAL THREE LANES IS DUE TO BE COMPLETED NEXT YEAR.

A THREE-LEVEL PODIUM WILL BE BUILT ON THE SITE TO INCLUDE CAR PARKING SPACES FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS, COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL AREAS AND AN AIR-CONDITIONED SHOPPING MALL.

THE PODIUM WILL BE LINKED BY PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES AT THE THIRD LEVEL TO THE OTHER TOWN CENTRE DEVELOPMENTS.

ABOVE THE PODIUM WILL BE A LANDSCAPED LEVEL, OVER WHICH TWO RESIDENTIAL TOWER BLOCKS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED. THEY WILL PROVIDE A MAXIMUN 352 FLATS FOR MORE THAN 1 700 PEOPLE.

THE PURCHASER OF THIS SITE WILL BE REQUIRED TO MEET A FOUR-YEAR BUILDING COVENANT OF $45 MILLION.

THREE OTHER TUEN MUN TOWN CENTRE SITES HAVE BEEN SOLD ALREADY, ONE OF WHICH IS WELL ON THE WAY TO BEING FULLY DEVELOPED. A FURTHER FOUR WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE IN THE FUTURE. EVENTUALLY, 25 000 PEOPLE WILL LIVE IN THE TOWN CENTRE AREA.

MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN TUEN MUN INCLUDE TWO LARGE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, ON TING AND YAU 01, WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE 95 000 PEOPLE WHEN FULLY COMPLETED NEXT MONTH.

TWO OTHER ESTATES, BUTTERFLY ESTATE FOR 60 000 PEOPLE AND SHAN KING ESTATE FOR 36 000 PEOPLE, ARE NOW BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE, WITH THE FIRST PHASES DUE TO BE COMPLETED IN 1982 AND 1983.

ALMOST 5 000 RESIDENTS HAVE MOVED INTO CHI LOK FA YUEN, THE FIRST HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME PROJECT BUILT BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND WORK HAS BEGUN ON ANOTHER SCHEME NEAR BUTTERFLY BEACH.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEW TOWN PROJECTS INCLUDE THE YAN 01 TONG POLYCLINIC AND THE TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND, BOTH OF WHICH ARE TO BE COMPLETED SOON- THE $34 MILLION YAN 01 TONG INDOOR SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE- A 1 400-BED HOSPITAL- A 1 500-SEAT TOWN HALL- AND A TOWN PARK, ALL TO BE READY WITHIN A FEW YEARS,

TUEN MUN IS NOW LINKED TO KOWLOON AND HONG KONG ISLAND BY A FAST HOVERFERRY SERVICE LAUNCHED LAST MONTH. IT IS ALREADY EXPANDING TO MEET DEMAND. FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO TRANSPORT LINKS BETWEEN TUEN MUN AND THE URBAN AREAS WILL BE BROUGHT ABOUT WHEN THE HIGHWAY IS FULLY DEVELOPED AND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY TSUEN WAN EXTENSION IS OPENED NEXT YEAR.

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DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN AS A NEW TOWN BEGAN THE EARLY 197OS WHEN THE POPULATION WAS ABOUT 40 000. BY THE TIME IT IS COMPLETED AT THE END OF THE DECADE, IT WILL HAVE A POPULATION APPROACHING 600 000. THE PRESENT POPULATION IS MORE THAN 120 000.

THE TAI PO SITE, LIKE THE TUEN MUN SITE, WILL INCLUDE A PODIUM WITH RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION ABOVE.

IT IS ON RECLAIMED LAND OPPOSITE TAI PO OLD MARKET.

THE SITE MEASURES 5 204 SQUARE METRES AND WILL YIELD A MAXIMUM 720 FLATS IN TWO DOUBLE CRUCIFORM BLOCKS.

AT THE FIRST LEVEL THERE WILL BE SHOPS AND OFFICES, CAR PARKING FACILITIES AND PEDESTRIAN ARCADES.

AT LEVEL 2 THERE WILL BE EXTENSIVE PLAY AREA.

LANDSCAPING AND A CHILDREN'S

THE 15-STOREY TOWER BLOCKS WILL BE BUILT ABOVE LEVEL 3.

BUILDING WORKS COSTING $32 MILLION HAVE TO BE COMPLETED ON THE SITE WITHIN FOUR YEARS.

THIS IS ONE OF NINE TAI PO TOWN CENTRE SITES TO COME ON THE MARKET OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS. TAI PO IS TO HAVE AN EVENTUAL POPULATION OF 250 000, FOUR TIMES THE PRESENT LEVEL.

CONSULTANTS WILL DESIGN THE TOWN CENTRE AND DEVELOPERS WILL BE REQUIRED BY LEASE CONDITIONS TO CONFORM TO THIS DESIGN.

THE TOWN CENTRE WILL BE MAINLY FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, OCCUPYING 41.6 HECTARES WHEN COMPLETED. THE WHOLE OF THE NEW TOWN WILL COVER MORE THAN 2 300 HECTARES.

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WILL BE HIGH DENSITY IN 15, 20 AND 30-ST0REY TOWER BLOCKS ALL BUILT OVER PODIUM STRUCTURES.

NEARLY 6 500 FLATS PROVIDING HOMES FOR 30 000 PEOPLE WILL BE BUILT.

COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT WILL MAKE AVAILABLE RETAIL FLOOR SPACE TOTALLING 92 400 SQUARE METRES AT PODIUM LEVELS LINKED BY INTERNAL MALLS AND PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES.

A CULTURAL COMPLEX, AN INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, A SOCCER PITCH, A MARKET, SCHOOLS, OPEN AREAS AND CAR PARKING SPACES WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE TOWN CENTRE DEVELOPMENT.

ei- AN JNDUSTR IAL ESTATE IS BEING CONSTRUCTED AT TAI PO AND SEVERAL FACTORIES ARE ALREADY OPERATING THERE.

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THE TOWN IS TO BE LINKED TO SHA TIN BY COASTAL HIGHWAY, SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASING ITS ATTRACTIVENESS AS A PLACE IN WHICH TO LIVE AND WORK.

TAI PO IS ONE OF SEVEN NEW TOWNS BEING DEVELOPED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE A POPULATION OF 2.5 MILLION.

THE AUCTION TAKES PLACE AT THE SHOUSON THEATRE OF THE ARTS CENTRE STARTING AT 11 AM. TWO OTHER TUEN MUN SITES AND TWO SITES IN YUEN LONG WILL ALSO BE OFFERED FOR SALE.

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ONE OF THE NOTABLE DEVELOPMENTS IN RECENT YEARS HAS BEEN AN INCREASED WILLINGNESS ON THE PART OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO UNDERTAKE SERVICE PROJECTS IN THE COMMUNITY, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, W SELWYN ALLEYNE, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT A YOUTH RALLY AT MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND IN CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHINESE YOUNG MEN’S CHRI ST IAN ASSOCIATION.

THIS TREND INDICATED THAT YOUNG PEOPLE +ARE BECOMING MORE AWARE OF THEIR INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP MAKE THIS COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE IN WHICH TO LIVE+.

MR ALLEYNE SAID HONG KONG SOCIETY FACED UNIQUE PROBLEMS AND PRESSURES AS A RESULT OF THE VERY CROWDED CONDITIONS IN WHICH PEOPLE LIVE AND WORK.

♦WE ARE RIGHTLY CONCERNED AT THE EFFECT OF THESE PRESSURES ON THE YOUNG AND ON THE VALUES THEY DEVELOP — PARTICULARLY IN THE FACE OF INCREASING MATERIALISM AND RISING CRIME RATES AMONG JUVENILES AND YOUNG PEOPLE,* HE SAID.

HE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE CHINESE YMCA FOR BEING IN THE FOREFRONT OF EFFORTS BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

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ROTARY CLUB GIVES LAUNCH FOR CLINIC ******

MORE MEDICAL FACILITIES WILL BE BROUGHT TO RESIDENTS IN ISOLATED ISLANDS AND REMOTE AREAS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES IN THE FORM OF ANOTHER FLOATING CLINIC OPERATED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THE CLINIC WILL BE ACCOMMODATED IN A 14-METRE-LONG LAUNCH DONATED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST AS PART OF THE CLUB’S SERVICE PROJECT FOR THE YEAR.

THIS WILL BE THE DEPARTMENT’S THIRD FLOATING CLINIC SERVING REMOTE AREAS WHICH ARE INACCESSIBLE BY LAND TRANSPORT.

THE FLOATING CLINIC, TO BE NAMED +ROTARY+ IN RECOGNITION OF THE CLUB’S CONTRIBUTION, WILL BE LAUNCHED ON WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 18).

ON TAKING OVER THE VESSEL, THE DEPARTMENT WILL FIT AND EQUIP IT AND HAVE IT READY FOR SERVICE EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE DEPARTMENT NOW OPERATES TWO SUCH CLINICS ~ ONE ON BOARD THE CHEE WAN AND THE OTHER ON THE CHEE HONG.

APART FROM GIVING REGULAR MEDICAL CONSULTATION AND TREATMENT TO THE RESIDENTS, THE TWO CLINICS ALSO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR VACCINATION AND INOCULATION. THEY VISIT A TOTAL OF 27 ISLANDS OR COASTAL AREAS A WEEK.

THE NEW MEDICAL LAUNCH WILL BE INCORPORATED AS PART OF THE OVERALL PROJECT FOR NEW TOWNS, INCLUDING ISOLATED ISLANDS.

♦WITH THE INCREASE IN POPULATION AND RAPID DEVELOPMENT IN OUTLYING DISTRICTS, A THIRD FLOATING CLINIC HAS COME AT A MOST APPROPRIATE TIME,+ A MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN

NOTE TO EDITORSi

THE NEW FLOATING CLINIC +ROTARY+ WILL BE LAUNCHED AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 3 PM ON WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 18), AT HIP HING CHEUNG SHIPYARD (LAI CHI KOK, KOWLOON). THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG AND HIS WIFE, MRS THONG WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST HAS ARRANGED TRANSPORT TO TAKE THE PRESS TO THE SHIPYARD. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES USING THE TRANSPORT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF HOTEL MIRAMAR AT 2 PM SHARP.

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PLAYING SAFE IN SPORTS

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DAY HELD AT VICTORIA PARK

THE 1981 LAND SPORTS PLAY SAFE

THIS MORNING (SUNDAY) WAS ORGANISED TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC ,T?1°B!ERYE THE BAS,C RULES 0F safety WHEN ENGAGING IN VARIOUS LAND SPORTS.

o.r-1-rwE1??CATJ.0N ls 0NE 0F THE BEST LONG TERM MEANS to promote luDcUTB2°r FURSUITS»* THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR E.B. WIGGHAM, SAID AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

। LiTm c rfG । ^0R E LE,SURE TIME, PEOPLE WERE BECOMING MORE

INTERESTED IN SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF ALL KINDS. ESPECIALLY OUTDOOR PURSUITS, HE SAID.

i lu L ?-rC^T«JNbY A VERY HEALTHY GROWTH IN OUR SOCIETY BUT I THINK IT IS OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT TO GO HAND IN HAND WITH THE PROMOTION OF SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS.

♦IT IS ALL VERY WELL FOR US TO EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT AND CHALLENGE THAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CAN GIVE. HOWEVER, IN THE MIDST OF OUR ENJOYMENT, WE MUST NOT FORGET OUR OWN SAFETY OR ELSE WHAT BEGINS AS A HAPPY VENTURE MAY WELL TURN OUT TO BE A DISASTER,+ MR WIGGHAM REMARKED.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S OPENING CEREMONY WERE MR CHAM SIU-LEUN, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS AND MR HOWARD YOUNG, A COMMITTEE MEMBER.

THE LAND SPORTS PLAY SAFE DAY WAS CO-ORDINATED BY THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR. THE EVENT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST FUNCTIONS OF THE SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS CAMPAIGN.

THE DAY’S PROGRAMME, PRESENTED BY VARIOUS SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDED SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS AND ACROBATIC DISPLAYS ON SUCH POPULAR LAND SPORTS AS ARCHERY, CAMPING, HILLWALKING, ROLLER SKATING AND CYCLING.

FEATURED THIS YEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME WERE DISPLAYS OF RADIO-CONTROLLED MODEL HELICOPTERS AND CARS DEMONSTRATING THE TECHNIQUES OF SAFETY MANOEUVRING.

AT THE STATIC DISPLAY AREA, TWO RECENTLY-PRODUCED PUBLICITY ITEMS - A BOOKLET ENTITLED ♦SAFE CAMPING+ AND A SHORT FILM ON SAFETY IN LAND SHORTS - WERE INTRODUCED TO THE PUBLIC AS PART CF THE COMM I।TEE S EFFORTS IN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC.

ADDING TO THE FUN OF THE DAY WERE PUPPET SHOWS PRESENTED BY THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S MOBILE STREET THEATRE AND PLAY-IN ACTIVITIES ARRANGED FOR THE PUBLIC’S PARTICIPATION.

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MANPOWER SURVEY OF MASS MEDIA * * * *

A MANPOWER SURVEY OF HONG KONG’S MASS MEDIA WILL BE HELD FROM DECEMBER 2 TO 15, TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDUSTRY.

THE 14-DAY SURVEY, THE FIRST IN A SERIES, IS BEING CONDUCTED BY THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD OF THE HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT BASED ON THE SURVEY FINDINGS, THE BOARD WILL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON MANPOWER PLANNING AND TRAINING TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE MASS MEDIA.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES HAVE BEEN SENT TO 600 NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, NEWS AGENCIES, RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS COVERED IN THE SURVEY. DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL CALL AT EACH OF THE FIRMS TO COLLECT THE QUESTIONNAIRES AND HELP WITH COMPLETING THEM WHERE NECESSARY.

THE INFORMATION WHICH EMPLOYERS ARE ASKED TO SUPPLY INCLUDES!

(1) THE NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES AT PRESENT EMPLOYED

(2) THE NUMBER OF FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES AT PRESENT UNDER TRAINING

(3) THE NUMBER OF EXISTING VACANCIES AND

(4) A FORECAST OF ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES REQUIRED FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY INDIVIDUAL ORGANISATION.

♦AS THE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM THIS SURVEY WILL ASSIST THE TRAINING BOARD IN DRAWING UP TRAINING PLANS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE INDUSTRY, ALL EMPLOYERS COVERED IN THE SURVEY ARE REQUESTED TO OFFER THEIR FULL CO-OPERATION,+ HE ADDED.

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IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL FOR TD’S DRIVING INSTRUCTORS ft ft ft ft * *

ALL ASSISTANT DRIVING SUPERVISORS OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ARE NOW REQUIRED TO ATTEND +SCHOOL+ FOR AT LEAST 48 HOURS AND OVER A 10-WEEK PERIOD.

COMPULSORY SCHOOLING FOR THEM ACTUALLY STARTED EARLY LAST MONTH AT A SITE AT KAI TAK AIRPORT. AND THEIR TRAINING IS INTENSIVE FOR THAT ALL IMPORTANT GOAL OF RAISING THEIR DRIVING STANDARDS IN THE HANDLING OF ARTICULATED VEHICLES SUCH AS CONTAINER LORRIES AND HEAVY GOODS TRUCK.

THIS IS IN PREPARATION FOR THE PROPOSED INTRODUCTION NEXT YEAR OF A SPECIFIC LICENCE AND TESTING REQUIREMENTS TO DRIVE AN ARTICULATED VEHICLE.

THE COURSE IS CONDUCTED BY THREE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OFFICERS -ALL OF WHOM EXPERIENCED THE SAME TYPE OF TRAINING WHEN THEY WERE SENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM BETWEEN 1978 AND 1980 TO STUDY THE TECHNIQUES OF HANDLING 'HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES’.

BEFORE INTRODUCING THEIR PROGRAMME, ALL THREE UNDERWENT A REFRESHER COURSE ORGANISED BY THE ARMY AT SEK KONG CAMP IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

MR MOHAMMED RUMJAHN, SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE DRIVING TEST SECTION SAID TODAY THAT THE 'STUDENTS’ MUST HAVE AT LEAST 48 HOURS OF TRAINING BEFORE THEY CAN SET TO KNOW FULLY THE CONTROLS OF THE HUGE VEHICLES.

TWO 60-FT LONG ARTICULATED VEHICLES RESEMBLING CONTAINER LORRIES ARE BEING USED FOR TRAINING PURPOSES.

SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE ARE REVERSING AND TURN ING-ABOUT, GEAR-SHIFTING, COUPLING AND UNCOUPLING AND HOW TO BRAKE SAFELY WHEN CONFRONTED WITH AN EMERGENCY.

EMPHASISING THAT ANY BREAKDOWNS OR ACCIDENTS INVOLVING LARGE VEHICLES WILL INEVITABLY CAUSE SERIOUS TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS, MR RUMJAHN SAID i *IT WAS FOR.THIS REASON THAT WE HAD TO DEVISE THIS PROGRAMME WITH THE AIM OF GREATLY REDUCING SUCH MISHAPS.

♦TO ENSURE THAT DRIVERS OF ARTICULATED VEHICLES WILL POSSESS ALL THE NECESSARY SKILLS, WE HAD NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO TRAIN OUR ASSISTANT SUPERVISORS FIRST,+ HE ADDED.

SO ITS BACK TO SCHOOL NOW FOR ALL TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT DRIVING SUPERVISORS.

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TEACHERS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCHOOL LIBRARIES

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A TWO-DAY SEMINAR WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH TO SHOW SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS HOW TO MAKE THE BEST USE OF THE SCHOOL LIBRARY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING.

THE EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE LIBRARY SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, AND WILL BE HELD AT GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN GASCOIGNE ROAD, KOWLOON.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE THE ROLE OF THE SCHOOL LIBRARY IN EDUCATION, LIBRARY-ASSISTED TEACHING AND LEARNING, BASIC LIBRARY SKILLS, AND SOME PRACTICAL IDEAS ON LIBRARY-ASSISTED TEACHING AND LEARNING.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD FROM 10 AM TO ABOUT 1 PM ON DECEMBER 29 AND 30, AND WILL BE CONDUCTED MAINLY IN CANTONESE.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS WISHING TO NOMINATE THEIR TEACHERS TO TAKE PART IN THE SEMINAR SHOULD SEND IN THEIR NOMINATIONS BEFORE DECEMBER 4 TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, LIBRARY SECTION, DEPARTMENT, 3RD FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG.

EDUCATION

ACCEPTANCE WILL BE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT THE LIBRARY SECTION ON 5-768422 OR 5-778311 EXT. 126.

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NOVICE SQUASH COMPETITION AT SHA TIN * * * *

A SQUASH COMPETITION TO PROMOTE THE SPORT IN SHA TIN WILL BE >€LD NEXT MONTH.

THE 1981 SWEETMAN CUP SHA TIN NOVICE SQUASH KNOCK-OUT COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB SQUASH COURTS IN THE EVENINGS FROM DECEMBER 14 TO 19.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SINGLES KNOCKOUT SECTIONS AND ENTRIES WILL BE LIMITED TO 64 PLAYERS FOR THE NEN’S TOURNAMENT AND 32 FOR THE WOMEN’S.

ENTRY FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB SQUASH COURTS, THE SHA TIN URBAN SERVICES OFFICE AT LEK YUEN COMMUNITY HALL IN SHA TIN AND THE RECREATION PROMOTION UNIT ON THE NTSD AT FOURSEAS BUILDING, 208 NATHAN ROAD, 9TH FLOOR, TSIM SHA TSUI.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB SQUASH COURTS BY NOVEMBER 23.

THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SINGLES GAMES OF SQUASH RACKETS — THE +BEST OF FIVE GAMES+.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1981

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FEWER BUILDING PLANS APPROVED * * * *

_,.SIXTY NEW BUILDING plans were approved by the buildings SEPTEMBER 1980^ *N SEPTEMBER TH,S YEAR» COMPARED WITH 74 IN

IC1 ALinF PLANS» 13 WERE FOR NEW BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG

ISLAND, 11 FOR KOWLOON AND 36 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDE TWO PETROL-FILL ING STATIONS AT TAI WAI SHA L1dN US scho5?°eNxteSnsion§ aY^'l^k rSJa?ASE AT TAI lam'chung MING STREET, CHEUNG SHA WAN.

KWUN TONG AND WING

NEW BUILDINGS

THE DECLARED COST OF ALL

THE MONTH WAS $901.6 MILLION, COMPARED WITH THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

COMPLETED DURING $488.1 MILLION IN

AREA AMOUNTED

„--^IHE,R T0TAL USABLE FLOOR AREA AMOUNTED 7C ^IREB» n°^R,S,NG 225 570.2 SQUARE METRES OF NON-DOMESTIC AND 126 701.2 SQUARE METRES OF DOMESTIC FLOOR SPACE.

TO 352 271.4 SQUARE

THE OFFICE ALSO GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON A? ppa ifctq ctocct*NG A CARE-AND-ATTENTION HOUSE FOR THE AGED IN TIN WAN ’ STREET, A SCHOOL AT PING TING ROAD, HAMMER HILL A CHAPEL AT 01 FAP WATER BAY ROAD, AND TWO ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS’oN LAMMA ISLAND.

AETOGETHERZ 66 NEWLY-COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE CERTIFIED FOR LE?UCHAU°TeRM I N^TfM^T^YI h2?RR0«‘DK« JI/J OFFICE !5TK"*$TMIPDa * TELEC0W,I,N IC4T P0ST

THE OFFICE ALSO AGREED TO THE DEMOLITION OF 93 BUILDINGS.

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SAI KUNG SPORTS DAY * * *

ABOUT 300 ATHLETES TOOK PART IN THE SEVENTH SAI KUNG AND HANG HAU SPORTS DAY AT MONG KOK STADIUM TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE ANNUAL FUNCTION WAS ORGANISED BY SAI KUNG AND HANG HAU RURAL COMMITTEES, SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE.

THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 40 FIELD AND TRACK EVENTS.

WINNERS WILL REPRESENT SAI KUNG IN THE NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT ATHLETICS TOURNAMENT EARLY NEXT YEAR.

OFFICIATING AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION WERE: THE CHAIRMAN OF HANG HAU RURAL COMMITTEE, MR YAU KEI- SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE’, hfi CHAN SUI-JEUNG- LOCAL LEADER, MR LEE YUN-SAU- AND RECREATIC AND SPORT OFFICER, MR TAM PAK-HANG.

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HONG KONG YOUTH FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME * * * *

A FOOTBALL TRAINING SCHEME, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONG, WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED AT THE SOUTH CHINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STADIUM TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE HONG KONG YOUTH FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID THE OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME WERE TWO-FOLD.

♦THE FIRST IS TO COACH YOUNG PEOPLE BY MEANS OF SYSTEMATIC AND PROLONGED TRAINING AND MATCHES.

♦THE SECOND IS TO OFFER HEALTHY RECREATION FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE SO THAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE BALANCED DEVELOPMENT.♦

THE SCHEME, WHICH PROVIDES TRAINING COURSES FOR BOTH COACHES AND PLAYERS AGED BETWEEN 14 AND 18, IS EXPECTED TO TRAIN ABOUT 330 PEOPLE EACH YEAR.

THERE WILL BE BASIC FOOTBALL CLASSES AND PRELIMINARY AWARD CLASSES, EACH LASTING ABOUT THREE MONTHS. SUBJECTS WILL INCLUDE THEORY, BASIC TECHNIQUES, PRACTICAL TRAINING AND ACTUAL MATCHES.

THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE WILL PROVIDE THE SCHEME WITH EXPERIENCED COACHES SUCH AS MR KWOK KA-MING, WHILE THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL ARRANGE FOR FOOTBALL PITCHES IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND NEW TERRITORIES TO BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE SCHEME.

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PLAYERS WILL REPRESENT HONG KONG IN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH LEAGUE GAMES IN THE REGION.

ALSO OFFICIATING TODAY WERE» THE URBAN COUNCIL SPORTS PROMOTION MANAGER, MR PANG CHUNG- SENIOR RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER, MR DAVID MAK- CHIEF JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE COACH, W COLIN MCFADYEAN- AND THE SENIOR AMENITIES OFFICER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR FARLEY MA.

THE HONG KONG FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT ARE PROVIDING THE $200 000 THE SCHEME IS COSTING THIS FINANCIAL YEAR.

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY POSTER DESIGN CONTEST ft ft ft ft

THE 14TH ANNUAL INDUSTRIAL SAFETY POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION, OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS BETWEEN 14 AND 22 YEARS OF AGE, IS NOW UNDERWAY. '

ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE COMPETITION IS AIMED AT PROMOTING THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY AT WORK.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT EFFECTIVELY-DESIGNED POSTERS FORMED AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ENTIRE ACCIDENT-PREVENTION PLAN TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS.

THE POSTERS SHOULD ALSO GENERATE AND SUSTAIN SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS IN EVERYONE’S BEHAVIOUR, HE SAID.

ENTRIES FROM PARTICIPATING STUDENTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO DIVISIONS THIS YEAR.

DIVISION +A+ IS OPEN TO STUDENTS FROM TECHNICAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS, POST-SECONDARY TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OR VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOLS, WHILE DIVISION +B+ WILL BE FOR STUDENTS FROM THE NON-TECHNICAL SCHOOLS.

THE PANEL OF JUDGES WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DESIGN OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, THE CULTURAL CRAFTS CENTRE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE AT THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN KOWLOON ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 8, 1982.

THE ADJUDICATION OF ENTRIES WILL TAKE PLACE IN LATE JANUARY, 1982.

COPIES OF THE OBJECT AND RULES OF THE COMPETITION ARE AVAILABLE AT THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE.

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RIGHT TURN BAN IN TEXACO ROAD

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VEHICLES TRAVELLING NORTHBOUND ALONG TEXACO ROAD IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO KWAI FUK ROAD FROM ID AM ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 17) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

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NEW SPORTS CENTRE FOR SAI KUNG *****

SAI KUNG IS TO HAVE A $6-MILLI0N SPORTS CENTRE TO MEET THE ^CREASING REMAND P°RaPR0PER v^NUES FOR SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL

THE SAI KUNG TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND WILL HAVE A FLOODLIT STANDARD GRASS FOOTBALL PITCH AND A SIX-LANE, 4OO-METRE ALL-WEATHER RUNNING TRACK, AND THE FULL RANGE OF FACILITIES FOR TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS.

THERE WILL BE A FLOODLIT BASKETBALL COURT IN THE SPORTING COMPLEX WHICH CAN ALSO BE CONVERTED FOR USE FOR VOLLEYBALL AND TENNIS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE COVERED STANDS FOR MORE THAN 1 OOO SPECTATORS, CHANGING ROOMS WITH HOT AND COLD SHOWERS AND TOILETS.

LOCATED ON RECLAIMED LAND IN THE NEW TOWN, THE SPORTS GROUND IS ADJACENT TO THE SAI KUNG POLICE STATION.

THE PROJECT COSTS $6 MILLION, OF WHICH $3 MILLION WAS DONATED BY SIR SHIU-KIN TANG.

WORK ON SITE FORMATION, DRAINAGE AND FOUNDATIONS STARTED LAST MONTH, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE SPORTING CENTRE, CONCEIVED IN 1969 TO REPLACE THE OLD SUB-STANDARD PLAYGROUND IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION NEXT SUMMER.

ON COMPLETION THE SPORTS GROUND WILL PROVIDE MUCH-NEEDED FACILITIES FOR THE PEOPLE. IT WILL BE MANAGED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDaY, NOVEMBER 16, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG REGAINING RE-EXPORT ROLE........................... 1

HONG KONG'S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 1981 ....... 2

TAX EXEMPTION ON INTEREST EARNED ............................ 5

MAJOR PWD PROJECTS INSPECTED ................................ 6

MEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENCE FEES ......................... 7

SEMINAR FOR SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION ....

1981 SPECIAL SURVEY ON TRANSPORT CHARACTERISTICS ............ 8

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ PRIZE CEREMONY ....................... 9

SWD +HOTLINBF PROVES EFFECTIVE .............................. 10

RECREATION SCHEME IN TSUEN WAN HOUSING ESTATES .............. 11

LEARNING ABOUT BUILDING MANAGEMENT .......................... 11

HI-FI CONCERTS IN KOWLOON EAST DISTRICT ..................... 12

TAKEOVER REPORT NOT TRUE .................................... 12

HK CHINESE ORCHESTRA NOVEMBER CONCERTS ...................... 13

TEMPORARY CaR PARK FOR KWUN TONG

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HONG KONG REGAINING RE-EXPORT ROLE * * M I * *

IN ADDITION TO BEING 27TH + IN THE LEAGUE OF EXPORTING NATIONS*, HONG KONG IS ALSO REGAINING ITS PREVIOUS IMPORTANCE AS A RE-EXPORT CENTRE, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

THIS IS DUE LARGELY TO THE OPENING UP OF CHINA AND HONG KONG'S EXCELLENT RELATIONS WITH THE COUNTRY’S AUTHORITIES, NF BREMRIDGE EXPLAINED, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG TRADE FAIR THIS MORNING.

+IN 1970 OUR TOTAL RE-EXPORTS WERE HK«2.9 BILLION. THEY INCREASED, HOWEVER, OVER TEN TIMES TO 330 BILLION IN 1980, BEING PRINCIPALLY TEXTILES, WATCHES AND CLOCKS, ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES,* MR BREMRIDGE SAID.

WHILE NOTING THAT THE HONG KONG TRADE FAIR IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR OF ITS KIND TO BE HELD HERE AND DEALS MAINLY WITH ENGINEERING, TRANSPORT AND BUSINESS EFFICIENCY, MR BREMRIDGE SAID THE WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS ON DISPLAY AND THE INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION +CLEARLY INDICATE THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY HONG KONG IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN THE ASIAN REGION, WHICH HAS THE HIGHEST GROWTH RATE IN THE WORLD*.

ADDED TO A FINE NATURAL HARBOUR, AS WELL AS EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION AND BUSINESS FACILITIES, HONG KONG HAS AN +ADAPTABLE, INTELLIGENT AND HARDWORKING WORKFORCE,* HE SAID.

+HONG KONG IS NOTED FOR ITS EFFICIENCY AND ABILITY TO REACT TO CHALLENGES. NEW TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS ARE IMPORTED AND QUICKLY ADAPTED TO LOCAL USE. HONG KONG ENCOURAGES FREE COMPETITION, AND ANYONE WITH ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR ECONOMIC WELL-BEING IS RECEIVED AND WELCOMED,* MR BREMRIDGE SAID.

HONG KONG THRIVES ON A FREE ENTERPRISE ENVIRONMENT, HAS MAINTAINED A CONSISTENT POLICY OF LOW TAX STRUCTURE, MINIMUM CONTROLS ON BUSINESS, ABSENCE OF EXCHANGE CONTROL AND COMPLETE EQUALITY BETWEEN EXPATRIATE AND LOCAL COMPANIES.

+1 AM A STAUNCH SUPPORTER OF THIS POLICY OF POSITIVE NON-INTERVENTION BY GOVERNMENT,* HE SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE TEXT OF MR BREMRIDGE'S SPEECH WILL BE BOXED SEPARATELY LATER TODAY.

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HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 1981 * * * *

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER 1981, VALUED AT $189 161 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 25 PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1980.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 16 PER CENT TO $58 089 MILLION, IMPORTS BY 26 PER CENT TO $100 859 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS BY 43 PER CENT TO $30 213 MILLION. DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 24 PER CENT.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT RELEASED TODAY THE RELEVANT DETAILED TRADE STATISTICS.

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR OVERSEAS

MARKETS WERE AS FOLLOWS: JAN-SEPT 80 (HK$ MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE (HK$ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

JAN-SEPT 81 (HKS MN)

U.S.A. 20 988 16 933 +4 055 +24

U.K. 5 493 4 856 + 637 +13

F.R. OF GERMANY 5 133 5 425 - 292 - 5

JAPAN 2 114 1 674 + 440 +26

CHINA 1 937 1 049 + 888 +85

AUSTRAL 1A 1 878 1 434 + 444 +31

CANADA 1 705 1 289 + 416 ♦32

SINGAPORE 1 259 1 321 - 62 - 5

NETHERLANDS 1 159 1 144 + 15 ♦ 1

FRANCE 1 034 965 + 69 + 7

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U. S. CONTINUED TO GROW.

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $1 672

MILLION OR 27 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $722 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT), ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND PARTS FOR COMPUTERS (BY $719 MILLION OR 85 PER CENT) AND PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS (BY $267 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF OFFICE MACHINES DECLINED (BY $73 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT).

INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF CLOTHING (BY $213 MILLION OR NINE PER CENT), PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS (BY $202 MILLION OR 83 PER CENT). AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $107 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY DECREASED IN VALUE, INCLUDING WATCHES AND CLOCKS (DECLINED BY $84 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (DECLINED BY $82 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT). THE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES INCREASED STEADILY (BY $21 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT).

/SIGNIFICANT INCR3AS2S ........

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SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE DOMESTIC EXPORTS CF CLOTHING TO JAPAN (BY $278 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT), AND IN THE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $191 MILLION OR 283 PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS (BY $171 MILLION OR 144 PER CENT) TO CHINA.

AN ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN DIVISION IS PRESENTED BELOW:

DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR

COMMODITY

JAN-SEPT 81 JAN-SEPT 80 INCREASE PERCENTAGE

(HK$ MN) (HK$ MN) (HK$ MN) CHANGE

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING

ACCESSOR IES MISCELLANEOUS MANU- 20 351 17 139 *3 212 +19

FACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS) 9 521 8 353 +1 168 +14

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS > 5 824 4 981 4 843 +17

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY TRANSISTORS AND DIODES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE APPLIANCES) 4 234 3 261 + 973 +30

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 3 993 3 675 4 318 + 9

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 3 825 3 270 4 555 +17

THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM THE TEN MAJOR SUMMARISED AS FOLLOWS:

SOURCES ARE

JAN-SEPT 81 (HK$ MN) JAN-SEPT 80 (HKS MN) INCREASE (HK$ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

JAPAN 23 505 18 166 +5 339 +29

CHINA 20 952 15 273 +5 679 +37

U.S.A. 10 816 9 854 + 962 410

TAIWAN 7 856 5 557 +2 299 +41

SINGAPORE 7 732 5 371 +2 361 +44

U.K. 4 477 3 876 + 601 +16

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 4 072 2 666 +1 406 +53

(SOUTH KOREA)

F.R. OF GERMANY 2 485 2 157 + 328 +15

SWITZERLAND 2 122 2 055 + 67 + 3

AUSTRAL 1A 1 492 1 212 + 280 +23

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LOCAL DEMAND FOR JAPANESE GOODS REMAINED STRONG. INCREASES WERE NOTED PARTICULARLY FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $778 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT), ROAD VEHICLES (BY $757 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY S611 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $610 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT) AND TEXTILES (BY $552 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM CHINA, INCREASES WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN TEXTILES (BY $1 383 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT), CLOTHING (BY $1 082 MILLION OR 75 PER CENT), VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BY $367 MILLION OR 51 PER CENT), MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES - MAINLY EASKETWORK, WICKERWORK AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PLAITING MATERIALS (BY $228 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT) AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD (BY $222 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. WERE LARGELY OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $257 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT), ORGANIC CHEMICALS (BY $189 MILLION OR 245 PER CENT), VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BY $157 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT), AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $143 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE IMPORTS OF TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (BY $137 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT) AND TEXTILE FIBRES AND WASTES (BY $404 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT).

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE IMPORTS OF TEXTILES (BY $989 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT) FROM TAIWAN, AND OF PETROLEUM AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $1 847 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT) FROM SINGAPORE.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE ILLUSTRATES THE MORE IMPORTS BY COMMODITY SECTION:

IMPORTANT CHANGES IN

JAN-SEPT 81 (HK$ MN)

JAN-SEPT 80 (HK$ MN)

INCREASE (HK$ MN)

PERCENTAGE CHANGE

MANUFACTURED GOODS

CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY MATERIAL (MAINLY TEXTILE PRODUCTS, DIAMONDS, IRON AND STEEL, AND PAPER) 29 402 23 786 +5 616 +24

MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 23 740 17 942 +5 798 +32

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY WATCHES AND CLOCKS, ARTICLES OF APPAREL) 16 659 12 199 +4 460 +37

FOOD AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD 9 894 8 208 +1 686 +21

MINERAL FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS 8 106 5 953 +2 153 +36

CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 6 586 5 987 + 599 + 10

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SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA (BY $2 885 MILLION OR 100 PER CENT), U.S.A. (BY $1 374 MILLION OR 66 PER CENT), INDONESIA (BY $1 140 MILLION OR 58 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (BY $587 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT), JAPAN (BY $349 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT), REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $342 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT), MACAU (BY $320 MILLION OR 47 PER CENT), NIGERIA (BY $247 MILLION OR 47 PER CENT), PHILIPPINES (BY $227 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT) AND THE UNITED KINGDOM (BY $222 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECLINES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG (BY $18 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT) AND SWITZERLAND (BY $185 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG EXHIBITED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BE-ING TEXTILES (BY $2 190 MILLION OR 75 PER CENT), ROAD VEHICLES (BY $947 MILLION OR 122 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $785 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $620 MILLION OR 73 PER CENT), AND CLOTHING (BY $477 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT).

THE SEPTEMBER 1981 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY+, BEING A SUMMARY REPORT ON HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE IN SEPTEMBER 1981, WILL SOON BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $3 PER COPY.

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE+, WITH A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE MONTH’S IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS, WILL BE PUBLISHED IN EARLY DECEMBER AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $10 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. 5-214375),

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TAX EXEMPTION ON INTEREST EARNED

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INTEREST PAYABLE BY LICENSED BANKS, BY CERTAIN PUBLIC UTILITIES AND BY THE GOVERNMENT AT RATES OF UP TO 12 PER CENT PER ANNUM WILL BE EXEMPTED FROM INTEREST TAX FROM TODAY (MONDAY), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED.

HE SAID THAT THIS REPRESENTS A REDUCTION OF HALF A PER CENT IN THE EXEMPTION LIMIT, AND FOLLOWS THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF BANKS ON FRIDAY THAT THE RATES OF INTEREST PAYABLE ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS WOULD BE REDUCED TO 12 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 GAZETTE TODAY.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1981

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MAJOR PWD PROJECTS INSPECTED

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MEMBERS OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE’S PUBLIC WORKS SUB-COMMITTEE TOOK A FIRST HAND LOOK THIS AFTERNOON AT THE PROGRESS OF MAJOR GOVERNMENT PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN SHA TIN.

EACH YEAR THE SUB-COMMITTEE HOLDS TWO MEETINGS TO REVIEW PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME, AND TO CONSIDER NEW ITEMS FOR INCLUSION IN THE PROGRAMME.

THE TOUR TODAY WAS ARRANGED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

THE VISITORS WERE ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, AND OTHER DIRECTORS AND SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE PWD, AS WELL AS MR A.N. SAVAGE, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY.

THE PARTY FIRST VISITED THE NEW SHA TIN RAILWAY STATION AND THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY DEPOT IN THE AREA. THEY ALSO TOOK A CLOSE LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEW ELECTRIC TRAINS.

THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO A LOOKOUT POINT WHERE THEY WERE BRIEFED ON SHA TIN DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROGRESS BEING MADE ON THE SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS.

WORK ON STAGE ONE OF THE TREATMENT WORKS, WHICH COSTS ABOUT $340 MILLION, IS ABOUT 95 PER CENT COMPLETE.

WHEN COMPLETED IN MAY NEXT YEAR, IT WILL BE CAPABLE OF ACCEPTING SOME 103 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF SEWAGE GENERATED BY A POPULATION OF SOME 236 000 DAILY.

STAGE TWO OF THE PROJECT, THE DESIGN WORK FOR WHICH IS ALMOST COMPLETE, WILL DOUBLE THE CAPACITY OF THE PLANT. WORK ON THIS STAGE IS EXPECTED TO START IN MAY AND BE COMPLETED IN 1984.

THE PARTY ENDED THE DAY WITH A VISIT TO THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL AND POLYCLINIC, FORMERLY KNOWN AS SHA TIN TEACHING HOSPITAL.

THE S436-MILLI0N HOSPITAL, PARTLY FINANCED BY THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, IS A FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED REGIONAL GOVERNMENT TEACHING HOSPITAL WITH A TOTAL OF 1 400 BEDS.

THE HOSPITAL, SITUATED ON A 10.5 HECTARE SITE IN THE EASTERN PART OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN, COMPRISES A THREE-STOREY POLYCLINIC BLOCK, A MAIN WARD BLOCK, A SPECIAL WARD BLOCK AND A CLINICAL SCIENCE BLOCK, ALL OF WHICH ARE 12 STOREYS HIGH OVER ONE BASEMENT FLOOR.

WHEN COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR, THE HOSPITAL WILL PROVIDE A FULL RANGE OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES WITH GENERAL AND SPECIALIST SERVICES. IT WILL SERVE THE 700 000 PEOPLE IN THE EASTERN- AREA OF THE NEW TERRITORIES, AND WILL ALSO BE THE TEACHING HOSPITAL FOR THE MEDICAL FACULTY OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, PROVIDING CLINICAL TRAINING FACILITIES FOR 300 STUDENTS.

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NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENCE FEES

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FEES FOR MANY TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENCES AND FOR EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS CONDUCTED IN RADIO-COMMUNICATIONS UNDER THE TELECOMMUNICATION ORDINANCE, WILL BE INCREASED FROM APRIL 1 NEXT YEAR, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY).

THE INCREASES WERE APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL ON NOVEMBER 2.

THE MAJORITY OF LICENCE FEES HAVE NOT BEEN CHANGED SINCE 1963, WHILE THE COSTS FOR THE CONTROL AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE FREQUENCY SPECTRUM HAVE INCREASED CONSIDERABLY, IT WAS STATED.

SIMILARLY THE FEES FOR EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS FOR COMPETENCY IN RADIO-COMMUNICATIONS HAVE BEEN THE SAME SINCE 1963.

+A REVIEW WAS LONG OVERDUE,+ IT WAS STATED.

LICENSEES WILL BE ADVISED OF THE NEW FEES INDIVIDUALLY AT THE TIME OF RENEWING THEIR LICENCES.

ADVANCED INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE POST OFFICE, POST OFFICE HEADQUARTERS, CONNAUGHT PLACE OR FROM THE LICENSING CENTRES AT CONNAUGHT PLACE IN CENTRAL AND KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE.

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SEMINAR FOR SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION * * * * *

A SEMINAR ON THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME WILL BE HELD FOR SCHOOL PRINCIPALS IN THE NAM SHAN AND YAU YAT CHUEN DISTRICT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) STARTING FROM 2.30 PM AT CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SCHOOL, TAI HANG TUNG ROAD.

THE FUNCTION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NAM SHAN AND YAU YAT CHUEN AREA COMMITTEE AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (SHAM SHU I PO) WITH A VIEW TO PROMOTING AN AWARENESS AMONG THE SCHOOL MEMBERS ABOUT THE SCHEME AND ENLISTING THEIR SUPPORT IN PUBLICISING THE SCHEME. IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR THE PARTICIPANTS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS.

MR PETER CHEUNG, CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (SHAM SHU I PO) AND NR W.Y. WONG, SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER (SHAM SHUI PO) WILL SPEAK AT THE EVENT TO INTRODUCE THE GENERAL CONTENT OF THE SCHEME, ITS IMPLEMENTATION IN SHAM SHUI PO AND THE ROLE OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IN IT.

A SLIDE SHOW WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED.

REPORTERS ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE EVENT. (FOR DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT MR DENNIS MAK AT 3-7775161)

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1981

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1981 SPECIAL SURVEY ON TRANSPORT CHARACTERISTICS *****

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, WORKING WITH THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT SURVEY DIVISION OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE, WILL CONDUCT A SPECIAL SURVEY ON TRANSPORT CHARACTERISTICS FROM WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 18) TO DECEMBER 1.

SOME 900 STUDENTS FROM POST-SECONDARY COLLEGES WILL BE EMPLOYED TO OBTAIN DETAILED TRANSPORT INFORMATION, INCLUDING TRAVEL HABITS AND TRANSPORT PATTERNS.

THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY IS TWOFOLD:

(A) IN THE SHORT TERM, KNOWLEDGE OF ACTUAL TRAVEL PATTERNS WILL ENABLE GOVERNMENT TO ASSESS WHETHER THE PRESENT TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE OF ROADS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT ROUTES ARE OPERATING EFFICIENTLY.

(B) IN THE LONG TERM, THE INFORMATION WILL FORM THE BASIS FOR FORECASTING TRAVEL DEMANDS IN THE FUTURE AND THUS ENABLE THE GOVERNMENT TO ’LAN FUTURE FACILITIES AND THEIR EFFICIENT USAGE. TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE TAKES A LONG TIME TO BE IMPLEMENTED AND ACCURATE LONG TERM PLANNING IS ESSENTIAL.

A RANDOM SAMPLE OF ABOUT 26 000 HOUSEHOLDS COVERING ALL DISTRICTS IN HONG KONG WILL BE SELECTED FOR THE SURVEY.

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

ENUMERATORS, WHO WILL IDENTIFY THEMSELVES WITH OFFICIAL IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, WILL VISIT THE SAMPLED HOUSEHOLDS DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD.

QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED IN THE SURVEY INCLUDE HOUSEHOLD SIZE AND INCOME, CAR AVAILABILITY AND PARKING, ADDRESS OF PLACE CF WORK/SCHOOL, DETAILS OF ALL TRIPS MADE ON A CERTAIN REFERENCE DAY INCLUDING OR IG IN/DEST I NAT I ON ADDRESS, STARTING/ ARRIVAL TIME, PURPOSE OF TRIP, MODE OF TRAVEL, WAITING TIME AND TRANSPORTATION/PARKING FEE.

ALL INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE TREATED AS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE REVEALED TO ANY PERSON OR ORGANISATION OUTSIDE THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AND THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT SURVEY DIVISION OF THE HIGHWAYS OFF ICE.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT A REPORT ON THE SURVEY WILL BE PUBLISHED IN LATE 1982.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1981

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ PRIZE CEREMONY *****

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS, SAID SIR S.Y. CHUNG, CHAIRMAN OF SONCA INDUSTRIES, AT THE PRESENTATION OF PRIZES FOR THE RECENTLY CONCLUDED RTHK-PRODUCED TELEVISION QU IZ/TELEMATCH PROGRAMME, +SAFETY AT WORK+, WHICH WAS WON BY EMPLOYEES FROM SONCA INDUSTRIES LTD.

A TEAM OF FIVE

+ INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS ARE DREADFUL. THEY EMPLOYERS AND MISERABLE TO THE EMPLOYEES,+ HE

ARE COSTLY TO THE SAID.

nn.-r.!!! RECEIVING THE GRAND PRIZE OF AN EIGHT-DAY HOLIDAY IN BRITAIN ON BEHALF OF HIS WINNING TEAM, HE SAID THAT EMPLOYERS ON THE ONE HAND, SHOULD REALISE THAT THE COSTS OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS WERE NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT COMPENSATION PAID TO THE INJURED. THERE WERE A SERIES OF ADDITIONAL INDIRECT COSTS SUCH AS THOSE DUE TO PRODUCTION DISRUPTION, MACHINERY REPAIR AND LOWER LABOUR MORALE.

+ON THE OTHER HAND, WORKERS SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THE PAIN AND AGONY CAUSED BY ACCIDENTS ARE NOT CONFINED TO THE INJURED ALONE. THE FAMILIES OF THE INJURED ALSO SUFFER, PARTICULARLY WHEN THE INJURED ARE BREAD-WINNERS,+ HE SAID.

REFERRING TO THE TV PROGRAMME, HE SAID THAT IT WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL PROJECT IN CREATING SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE PUBLIC AT LARGE AND EDUCATING THE INDUSTRIAL WORKFORCE ON SAFETY AT WORK.

THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR J.C.A. HAMMOND, EXPRESSED HIS THANKS TO RTHK AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES, THE JOINT ORGANISERS OF THE TV PROGRAMME, AND TO BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS, THE CO-SPONSOR.

HE SAID THAT THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS SUCH AS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WAS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE IF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MESSAGE WAS TO REACH EVERY HOME AND WORK-PLACE IN HONG KONG.

THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MR JOHN TISDALL, SAID THAT THE +SAFETY AT WORK+ TV PROGRAMME PROVED TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT WAS WELL RECEIVED BY THE PUBLIC BUT ALSO DUE TO ITS FINE PRESENTATION.

MR RANALD NOEL-PATON, GENERAL MANAGER, FAR EAST, BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS, SAID THAT NOT ONLY DID MANY PERSONAL TRAGEDIES OCCUR AS A RESULT OF ACCIDENTS AT WORK BUT THAT THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS HAD A DIRECT BEARING ON THE ECONOMIC HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY.

IN HONG KONG, WHERE EXPORTING IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE COMMUNITY’S ECONOMIC WELL-BEING, TIME LOST AT WORK AS A RESULT CF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS MEANT EXPORTS LOST.

HE PRAISED THE +SAFETY AT WORK+ TV SERIES AS AN IMAGINATIVE CONCEPT OF PRESENTING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AS AN ENTERTAINMENT AS WELL AS A MEDIUM FOR THE COMMUNICATION OF A WORTHWHILE MESSAGE AND THAT BRITISH CALEDONIAN WAS VERY HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE ITS CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO HONG KONG BY SPONSORING IT.

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♦HOTLINE* PROVES EFFECTIVE

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S HOTLINE HAS PROVED TO BE EFFECTIVE IN SUPPLEMENT I NS SERVICES PROVIDED BY FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES, SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNITS AND OTHER OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT.

A STUDY OF THE HOTLINE’S FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION SHOWED THAT 46 PER CENT OF THE CALLS WERE RECEIVED OUTSIDE OFFICE HOURS.

+THIS INDICATES THAT THE HOTLINE HAS PROVED TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MACHINERY SUPPLEMENTING OUR EXISTING SERVICES UNITS,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

BETWEEN OCTOBER 1 LAST YEAR AND THE END OF SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR, 25 285 CALLS WERE RECEIVED, AVERAGING 2 107 A MONTH.

+IT IS ENCOURAGING TO NOTE THAT CALLS RELEVANT TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT ARE ON THE INCREASE, ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF NON-ACTIONABLE CALLS REMAINS HIGH,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

DURING THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW, 45 PER CENT OF THE CALLS WERE RELEVANT TO SWD SERVICES AND IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS OF THE PERIOD, SUCH CALLS SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE.

ABOUT 15 PER CENT OF THE CALLS ENQUIRED ABOUT OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES OR SERVICES PROVIDED BY VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS.

THE REMAINING 40 PER CENT OF THE CALLS WERE NON-ACTIONABLE BECAUSE OF INCOMPLETE INFORMATION OR OTHER REASONS.

AMONG CALLS RELEVANT TO SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT, 25 PER CENT CONCERNED FAMILY RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS.

+HOWEVER, IT SEEMED THAT CALLS CONCERNING THIS TYPE OF PROBLEM HAD BEEN GRADUALLY DECREASING,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ABOUT 37 PER CENT OF THESE CALLS WERE GENERAL ENQUIRIES AND MOST OF THEM CONCERNED PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SCALE RATES AND PROCEDURES FOR APPLYING FOR DISABILITY ALLOWANCE.

APART FROM ANSWERING GENERAL ENQUIRIES, STAFF MANNING THE HOTLINE HAD REFERRED 244 CASES TO SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNITS AND FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTION.

THE HOTLINE, 3- 32255, HAS BEEN IN OPERATION SINCE OCTOBER 1 LAST YEAR. IT IS OPERATED FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND SATURDAYS AND FROM 1 °M TO 10 PM ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. OVERNIGHT CALLS ARE MACHINE-RECORDED FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTION THE NEXT DAY.

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RECREATION SCHEME IN TSUEN WAN HOUSING ESTATES * * * *

A SCHEME TO PROMOTE RECREATION IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES IS BEING LAUNCHED IN TSUEN WAN.

UNDER THE SCHEME, ESTATE RESIDENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO FORM THEMSELVES INTO TEAMS.

ALREADY 3* BASKETBALL TEAMS HAVE BEEN FORMED THROUGH MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND THE TARGET FIGURE IS 60.

EACH TEAM IS BEING PROVIDED WITH PLAYING EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS. TWO-HOUR TRAINING SESSIONS ARE HELD TWICE A WEEK AT CHEUNG SHAN, KWAI CHUNG, SHEK LEI AND CHEUNG CHING HOUSING ESTATE PLAYGROUNDS.

INTER-ESTATE MATCHES WILL BE ARRANGED LATER AND IT IS HOPED TO EXPAND THE TYPES OF SPORT BEING PLAYED.

FOUR TEMPORARY SPORTS ORGANISERS AND 24 COACHES HAVE BEEN RECRUITED TO RUN THE SCHEME WHICH IS FINANCED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD.

BESIDES GIVING LESSONS, THE COACHES WILL ALSO ORGANISE WEEKLY SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN THE ESTATES FOR RESIDENTS WHO HAVE NOT FORMED THEMSELVES INTO TEAMS YET.

RESIDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED CAN APPLY EITHER THROUGH THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OR AT ESTATE PLAYGROUNDS WHEN SPORTING ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD.

THE $200 000 SCHEME IS BEING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, THE POLICE AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

LEARNING ABOUT BUILDING MANAGEMENT *****

THE YAU MA TEI CITY DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ORGANISE AN EVENING TRAINING COURSE TO IMPROVE THE GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF BUILDINGS IN YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI DISTRICTS.

NINETY OFFICE-BEARERS AND MANAGEMENT STAFF OF OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, CARETAKERS, WATCHMEN, BUILDING SUPERVISORS, AND MEMBERS OF AREA COMMITTEES ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

THE COURSE WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 17, 19, 24 AND 26 BETWEEN 8 PM AND 10 PM AT THE TSIM SHA TSUI KAIFONG ASSOCIATION.

GUESTS FROM THE POLICE, FIRE SERVICES, AND URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION WILL TALK ON BUILDING CLEANLINESS, ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, FIRE PREVENTION, CRIME PREVENTION, BOOK-KEEPING, AS WELL AS LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUILDIN MANAGEMENT, RENT AND TENANCY MATTERS.

PARTICIPANTS WHO COMPLETE THE COURSE WILL BE GIVEN CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1981

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HI-FI CONCERTS IN KOWLOON EAST DISTRICT

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TWF MUSIC OFFICE WILL ORGANISE A SERIES OF HI-FI CONCERTS IN KOWLOON EAST DISTRICT TO PROMOTE MUSIC IN HONG KONG AND TO STIMULATE YOUNG PEOPLE’S INTEREST IN MUSIC APPRECIATION.

THE CONCERTS WILL BE DESIGNED AND PRESENTED BY MR CHAN HO-CHOI, AN EXPERT IN HI-FI EQUIPMENT AND RECORDS.

THE PRESENTER OF A SUCCESSFUL RTHK MUSIC PROGRAMME SERIES, HE HAS ALSO ORGANISED SOME POPULAR HI-FI CONCERTS.

thrai if H HIGH—OUAL ITY HI—FI COMPONENTS, MR CHAN WILL BRING TO THE AUDIENCE FIVE HI-FI MUSIC PROGRAMMES OF DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS AND CONTENT.

THEY INCLUDE THE LATELY-RELEASED DIGITAL RECORDINGS FROM EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA, ORIGINAL SOUND TRACKS FROM FAMOUS FILMS AND MANY OTHER NEWLY-ARRIVED RECORDS.

THE CONCERTS WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWSi

(A) ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 21) STARTING AT 1 PM AT NG YUK SECONDARY SCHOOL (19 HOK YUEN ST., HUNG HOM) -

(B) ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 23) STARTING AT 6 PM, AT WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE FUNG MING BUILDING -

(C) FROM TUESDAY TO THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 24, 25, 26) AT 6 PM AT MUSIC OFFICE EAST KOWLOON MUSIC CENTRE (2/F YAN HAU MANSION, 1OO TING FU ST., NGAU TAU KOK, KOWLOON).

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS MUSIC CENTRES. FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 3-7561328.

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TAKEOVER REPORT NOT TRUE

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MARINE DEPARTMENT DESCRIBED AS UNTRUE A RECENT REPORT IN A CHINESE-LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS CONSIDERING TAKING OVER THE HONG KONG SEA SCHOOL IN STANLEY TO DEVELOP IT AS A LARGE-SCALE TRAINING CENTRE FOR HONG KONG SEAMEN.

♦NO RECOMMENDATION HAS YET BEEN PUT TO THE GOVERNMENT ON SEAMEN’S TRAINING,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1931

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HK CHINESE ORCHESTRA NOVEMBER CONCERTS

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TWO CONCERTS BY THE HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES PRESENTATION OFFICE OF THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON NOVEMBER 29 (SUNDAY) AT 3 PM AND 7.30 PM, AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM.

THE ORCHESTRA wILL BE JOINED BY THE HONG KONG CHILDREN’S CHOIR AS WELL AS THE CHANG JU-CHUIN CHORUS.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE +CHANCED ENCOUNTER*, A NEW COMPOSITION BY NG TAI-KONG, ORCHESTRAL WORK +SUITE OF ASIAN ARTS FESTIVAL*, KAOHU CONCERTO +MEMORY OF MORGAN RIVER*, CHORAL WORKS +MATCHING FLOWERS* AND CHINESE FOLK SONG SUITE +THE LARK*.

THE HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA, DIRECTLY MANAGED AND FINANCED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL, IS NOW IN ITS FIFTH ORCHESTRAL SEASON. THE ORCHESTRA HAS ALWAYS BEEN INNOVATIVE IN PROMOTING AND INTRODUCING CHINESE MUSIC TO HONG KONG AUDIENCES.

IN THIS CONCERT THE ORCHESTRA WILL PERFORM UNDER ITS MUSIC DIRECTOR, NG TAI-KONG, WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED MUCH IN THE RESEARCH OF CHINESE MUSIC AND +SYMPHONISAT ION* OF CHINESE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC.

THE HONG KONG CHILDREN’S CHOIR, FOUNDED BY ITS MUSIC DIRECTOR YIP WAI-HONG, WITH ITS IMPECCABLE SINGING TECHNIQUE, IS NOW KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

THE CHANG JU-CHUIN CHORUS WAS ESPECIALLY FORMED BY TENOR CHANG JU-CHUIN FOR THE PERFORMANCE IN THE FESTIVAL OF ASIAN ARTS. ITS MEMBERS WERE ALL SELECTED THROUGH STRICT AUDITIONS.

TICKETS AT $5, $10, $15 AND $20 ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE AND THE NT MOBILE LIBRARY.

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TEMPORARY CAR PARK FOR KWUN TONG * * * * *

THE NEW TEMPORARY CAR PARK IN FUK TONG ROAD, KWUN TONG, WAS THE RESULT OF THE JOINT EFFORT OF MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, W GARY MULLOY SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, MR MULLOY STRESSED THIS WAS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF EFFECTIVE DISTRICT CO-OPERATION BETWEEN OFFICIALS AND UNOFFICIALS.

MR MULLOY SAID THAT PARKING SPACES IN KWUN TONG WERE INSUFFICIENT FOR THE AREA’S NEEDS, AND ADDEDs +THERE ARE LONG-TERM PLANS FOR MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS, AND THE FIRST TWO LIKELY TO BE BUILT WILL BE AT PING SHEK, ADJACENT TO THE CHOI HUNG MTR STATION AND AT THE KWUN TONG FERRY CONCOURSE.

+ALSO, WITH A VIEW TO REGULATING SPACE AVAILABLE FOR ON-STREET PARKING, </E INTEND TO INTRODUCE OVER 300 PARKING METERS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA AND SOME 400 IN THE TOWN CENTRE EARLY NEXT YEAR.*

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR SUGGESTS SHARING OF BUSINESS ROLE WITH CHINA........ 1

CLARIFICATION OF ID CARD LAW .................................... 3

LOOKING OVER WELFARE WORK........................................ 4

'NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO LIVE BELOW PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LEVEL' .......................................................... 5

DRUG-TREATMENT COURSE FOR VISITING DOCTORS ENDS ................. 6

SHOPKEEPERS URGED TO KEEP SHA TIN CLEAN ......................... 7

698 CONVICTED FOR BREAKING LABOUR LAWS .......................... 8

NEW ELECTRONICS FACTORY WELCOMED ................................ 8

WEEKDAY SCHEME FOR WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS ..................... 9

ROAD RESURFACING CONTRACT AWARDED .............................. 10

OPINING OF FERRY PIER........................................... 10

TAI PO TO HOLD BASKETBALL COMPETITION .......................... 11

NT WATER MAINS WORK.............................................. H

KWUN TONG SPORTS FESTIVAL

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1981

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GOVERNOR SUGGESTS SHARING OF BUSINESS ROLE WITH CHINA * * * * *

THE MORE HONG KONG BUSINESSMEN CAN SHARE WITH CHINESE AUTHORITIES THEIR EXPERIENCES OF MANUFACTURING, MANAGING, AND MARKETING, THE HEALTHIER WILL BE HONG KONG’S ROLE IN CHINA’S MODERNISATION PROGRAMME, THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE TOLD HONG KONG ACCOUNTANTS TONIGHT (TUESDAY).

♦OF COURSE THIS ROLE DEPENDS PRIMARILY ON HONG KONG’S OWN PROSPERITY AND SO ON OUR ABILITY TO ADVANCE OUR OWN INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY, AND TO SELL IN FOREIGN MARKETS AS WELL AS TO ABSORB AND PAY FOR CHINA PRODUCTS,♦ SIR MURRAY SAID AT THE 1981 ANNUAL DINNER OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF ACCOUNTANTS HELD AT THE HONG KONG HILTON.

DISCUSSING THE ECONOMY OF HONG KONG AND THE GROWTH OF INVESTMENT *IN NEIGHBOURING AND OTHER PARTS OF CHINA*, SIR MURRAY SAID THIS DEVELOPMENT +UNDOUBTEDLY POSES BOTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR ENTREPRENEURS, AND PROBLEMS FOR OUR LAWYERS AND ACCOUNTANTS*.

BUT IT IS CLEAR, SIR MURRAY SAID, THAT THE PRESENT CHINESE ADMINISTRATION AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IS DETERMINED THAT INVESTMENT IN CHINA WHETHER IN EQUITY JOINT VENTURES OR IN LESSER FORMS OF JOINT UNDERTAKINGS SHOULD SUCCEED.

THE GOVERNOR SUGGESTED THAT THE LACK OF RECENT PRECEDENT FOR OUTSIDE INVESTMENT IN CHINA SHOULD NOT DETER BUSINESSMEN FROM DOING BUSINESS WITH THE COUNTRY.

WITH THE STRONG BACKING FOR THE RECENT DEVELOPMENT AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL, INVESTORS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SECURE AGREEMENT TO ANY WORKABLE PROPOSAL PROMISING PROFIT TO BOTH SIDES, HE SAID.

HE CITED TWO CASES OF INVESTMENT IN CHINA — AT OPPOSITE ENDS OF THE INDUSTRIAL SPECTRUM — IN WHICH BUSINESSMEN INVOLVED PRESSED AHEAD IN SPITE OF THE LACK OF PRECISE LEGAL DEFINITIONS OF WHAT THEIR RIGHTS WOULD BE IN SETTING UP SUCH VENTURES.

SIR MURRAY REFERRED TO THE LARGEST OF 29 EQUITY JOINT VENTURES SO FAR ESTABLISHED IN CHINA BY HONG KONG FIRMS, WHICH IS THE CHINA-SCHINDLER ELEVATOR COMPANY, WITH FACTORIES IN PEKING AND SHANGHAI. SOME OF THE LIFTS PRODUCED BY THE JOINT VENTURE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD HERE IN HONG KONG, HE POINTED OUT.

HE ALSO REFERRED — AT THE OTHER END OF THE SCALE — TO A FACTORY SET UP IN THE SHENZHEN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE +BY AN ENTERPRISING INDIVIDUAL TO PRODUCE ARTIFICIAL FLIES FOR TROUT AND SALMON FISHING*.

+A PRETTY IMPROBABLE IDEA ON THE FACE OF IT» BUT IN PRACTICE IT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY GOOD ONE,* SIR MURRAY SAID.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1?, 1981

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THE WORK FORCE IN SHENZHEN HAS TAKEN TO FLY TYING WITH EFFICIENCY AND THE LOW OVERHEADS HAVE MADE THE PROJECT VIABLE, THE GOVERNOR SAID.

♦CHINA’S LAWS ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND IN PARTICULAR ON JOINT VENTURE TAXATION ARE NOT YET FULLY DEVELOPED. THE SAME APPLIES TO THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING COMPENSATION TRADE, COOPERATIVE PRODUCTION AND PART-PROCESSING AGREEMENTS. SO THESE ENTERPRISES MUST BE BASED ON MUTUAL TRUST, RATHER THAN ENFORCEABLE CONTRACT,♦ SIR MURRAY SAID.

THE HONG KONG ECONOMY, LIKE MOST OTHERS IN THE WORLD, HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH AN ANXIOUS PERIOD. INFLATION IS UNDESIRABLY HIGH, PARTICULARLY OF CONSUMER PRICES, AND THIS TOGETHER WITH HIGH RENTS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, IS WHAT HITS PEOPLE MOST. BUT UNLIKE OTHER COUNTRIES, THE HONG KONG ECONOMY HAS CONTINUED TO GROW RAPIDLY IN REAL TERMS, AND DESPITE THE INCREASE IN PEOPLE OF WORKING AGE DUE TO IMMIGRATION, UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE ONLY MODERATELY AND ALMOST CERTAINLY IS NOW FALLING.

THE RECENT DECLINE IN GROWTH RATE OF THE MONEY SUPPLY AND OF DOMESTIC CREDIT SHOULD TEND TO REDUCE BOTH INFLATION AND THE SIZE OF THE TRADE DEFICIT, SIR MURRAY SAID.

♦TO SUM UP,+ SIR MURRAY SAID, +WE HAVE COME COMPARATIVELY WELL THROUGH A PERIOD MADE DIFFICULT LARGELY BY EXTERNAL INFLUENCES. INSOFAR AS THE PROBLEMS HAVE BEEN DOMESTIC OR SELF-INFLICTED, THEY APPEAR TO BE SLOWLY CORRECT ING.♦

THE GOVERNOR REFERRED TO +THE SHADOW OF THE NEW MFA+ AND THE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS OF THE MAJOR MARKETS WHICH +MAKE A DEPRESSING BACKGROUND FOR NEGOTIATION+.

♦BUT WE HAVE LEARNT THAT DEMAND FOR HONG KONG GOODS CAN BE SUSTAINED IN COUNTRIES WHOSE ECONOMIES ARE RECESSED PARTICULARLY, AS AT PRESENT, WHEN STOCKS ARE UNIFORMLY LOW, AND THAT PROVIDED WE CAN MAINTAIN ACCESS WE CAN SELL.*

ENCOURAGEMENT CAN MOREOVER BE TAKEN FROM ON OIL PRICES AND THE LOWERING OF US INTEREST AS THE SIGNIFICANT RISE IN OUR IMPORTS OF RAW SEMI-MANUFACTURES.

THE OPEC DECISION RATES, AS WELL MATERIALS AND

♦SO ALL IN ALL I AM QUIETLY HOPEFUL THAT OUR GROWTH WILL CONTINUE IN THE YEAR AHEAD AND THAT THE PRESSURES OF INFLATION WILL RELAX, AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORK INCREASE,+ SIR MURRAY SAID.

EARLIER, SIR MURRAY REFERRED TO THE NEED EXPRESSED BY THE SOCIETY’S PRESIDENT. MR JOHN CHAN, FOR MORE ACCOUNTANTS AND TO THE PROPOSALS MADE BY THE SOCIETY FOR PRODUCING THEM.

/THE GOVERNMENT .......

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1981

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iuct.JLJL CGEPTED THAT THE EXPANSION OF THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS MUST BE DIRECTED TO MEETING THE SHORTAGES IN THE KEY PROFESSIONS, INCLUDING ACCOUNTANCY, THE GOVERNOR SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

THE TEXT OF THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH HAS BEEN BOXED AND IS SIMILARLY EMBARGOED FOR USE AFTER 10 PM.

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CLARIFICATION OF ID CARD LAW

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IN RESPONSE TO REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION OF THE SO-CALLED +100 YARDS RULE* FOR ID CARDS AS REPORTED IN THE PRESS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN MADE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTi

+THE RELEVANT LEGISLATION REQUIRES EVERY PERSON WHO IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS ORDINANCE TO HAVE WITH HIM AT ALL TIMES PROOF OF HIS IDENTITY. A PERSON TO WHOM AN ID CARD HAS BEEN ISSUED CAN HAVE SUCH CARD ’WITH HIM’ WITHOUT THE CARD NECESSARILY BEING CARRIED ON HIS BODY. PERSONS SWIMMING IN A SWIMMING POOL OR IN THE SEA MAY, THEREFORE, BE REGARDED AS HAVING HIS ID CARD WITH HIM IF IT IS WITH HIS TOWEL OR OTHER EQUIPMENT ON THE SIDE OF THE POOL OR ON THE BEACH, AS THE CASE MAY BE. THIS IS SIMPLY AN EXAMPLE INTENDED TO ILLUSTRATE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING ONE’S ID CARD WITH ONE AS DISTINCT FROM BEING REQUIRED TO CARRY IT ON ONE’S PERSON. THE RECENT CASE OF TWO YOUTHS ROLLER SKATING IN VICTORIA PARK IS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE. IT SO HAPPENED THAT IN THAT CASE IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT THE TWO YOUTHS WERE WITHIN 100 YARDS FROM THEIR OUTER GARMENTS IN WHICH THEY HAD LEFT THEIR ID CARDS, BUT ON THE FACTS OF THAT CASE THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN REGARDED AS HAVING THEIR CARDS WITH THEM EVEN IF THEY HAD BEEN 50 OR 120 YARDS AWAY FROM THEIR OUTER GARMENTS. THERE IS, THEREFORE, NO ’100 YARDS RULE’. WHETHER A PERSON CAN BE SAID TO HAVE HIS ID CARD ’WITH HIM’, AS REQUIRED BY LAW, DEPENDS ON THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH CASE. THE DISTANCE, WHATEVER IT MAY HAPPEN TO BE IN ANY PARTICULAR CASE, BETWEEN HIM AND HIS ID CARD MAY, BUT WILL NOT NECESSARILY IN EVERY CASE, BE A FACTOR IN DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT HE IS COMPLYING WITH THE LAW.+

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LOOKING OVER WELFARE WORK * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, TODAY (TUESDAY) VISITED THE ST. JOSEPH’S HOME FOR THE AGED AND THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE IN EAST KOWLOON TO LOOK AT SERVICES PROVIDED BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN THE FIELD.

HE STARTED HIS VISIT AT THE ST. JOSEPH’S HOME FOR THE AGED IN NGAU CHI WAN, WHICH IS RUN BY THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR. THERE HE WAS BRIEFED BY SISTER PAULINE, SUPERIOR OF THE HOME.

THE HOME HAS A CAPACITY OF 250 AND PROVIDES ACCOMMODATION, rEALS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR NEEDY PEOPLE OVER 60 AND IS VISITED EVERY WEEK ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS BY A DOCTOR.

IN ADDITION, CARE AND ATTENTION SERVICES ARE GIVEN TO THE INFIRM IN A SPECIAL UNIT WHICH HAS 56 BEDS.

MR ALLEYNE THEN WENT TO THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE AT BLOCK 20, TUNG TAU ESTATE, A MULTI-PURPOSE CENTRE SERVING PEOPLE IN WONG TAI SIN. HE WAS MET BY FATHER LERDA, PRESIDENT, CARITAS HONG KONG, AND OTHER OFFICERS OF THE ORGANISATION.

AMONG THE SERVICES PROVIDED AT THE CENTRE IS A COUNSELLING UNIT, WHICH STARTED OPERATION TWO YEARS AGO AND IS THE ONLY VOLUNTARY FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY OF ITS KIND IN THE DISTRICT.

THE LOK HEEP CLUB RUNS A SOCIAL REHABILITATION PROGRAMME FOR EX-DRUG ADDICTS.

THE SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY, SITUATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF BLOCK 20, IS VERY POPULAR AND HAS ABOUT 300 MEMBERS.

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED AT THE CENTRE INCLUDE A CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH CENTRE, A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TEAM AND A DAY NURSERY WITH A CAPACITY OF 350.

MR ALLEYNE WAS ACCOMPANIED IN THE VISITS BY THE DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (WONG TAI SIN/SAI KUNG), MR KWAN HOK-SHUN.

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’NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO LIVE BELOW PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LEVEL* ******

THE AIM OF HONG KONG’S SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM MUST BE TO TAKE UP ALL THOSE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE SO THAT NO ONE SHOULD BE DEPRIVED OF THE BENEFITS, IF IN NEED, AND NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO LIVE BELOW THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE STANDARD.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (SOCIAL SECURITY), MR STEPHEN LAW, AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE LIFE UNDERWRITERS ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG TODAY (TUESDAY).

HE SAID THAT OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS, THE TENDENCY HAD BEEN TO RELAX THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, TO IMPROVE THE LEVELS OF PROVISION, AND TO INTRODUCE NEW BENEFITS.

♦IT IS STILL A RELATIVELY SIMPLE SYSTEM, AND THE INTENTION IS TO KEEP IT SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE,* MR LAW SAID.

REFERRING TO THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SCHEME, MR LAW SAID AT PRESENT, 46 593 FAMILIES WERE RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

FIGURES INDICATED THAT +THE ELDERLY SINGLE PERSONS ARE LIKELY TO FALL INTO THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE NET, AND FAMILIES WITH WAGE EARNERS ARE UNLIKELY TO REQUIRE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE,* HE SAID.

♦AS THE PURPOSE OF THE SCHEME IS TO MAINTAIN INCOME AT A CERTAIN LEVEL, MORE LOW-INCOME FAMILIES SHOULD COME FORWARD FOR THIS ASSISTANCE- IT IS NOT ONLY MEANT FOR THE COMPLETE HELPLESS.*

COMPARED WITH FIVE YEARS AGO, THERE HAS BEEN A BIG INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SINGLE PERSONS AND OLD PEOPLE — FROM 58.6 PER CENT TO 81 PER CENT AND FROM 52.3 PER CENT TO 64.1 PER CENT.

THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A BIG DROP IN THE NUMBER OF LOW-EARNING AND UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES — FROM 22.9 PER CENT TO 5.6 PER CENT.

MR LAW SAID THIS REINFORCED HIS POINT THAT THE COMPLETE HELPLESS WERE MORE LIKELY TO COME FORWARD NOW.

+IT IS, PERHAPS, AN INDICATION OF THE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT OF THE ECONOMIC SITUATION OF THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE,* HE SAID.

MR LAW NOTED THAT PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE HAD ALSO DECREASED FROM 42.5 PER CENT TO 36.8 PER CENT OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

EXPERIENCE SHOW THAT THE SIZE AND COMPONENT OF THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE CASELOAD ARE MORE SENSITIVE TO THE CHANGES OF THE ECONOMIC SITUATION AND NOT SO MUCH TO SOCIAL FACTORS. ^THEREFORE, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PROJECT THE CHANGES IN THE CASELOAD,* HE SAID.

HE NOTED THAT THE CONSISTENTLY DECREASING TREND FOR FIVE YEARS HAD ALREADY CEASED FOR SIX MONTHS AND THAT THERE WERE BEGINNING SIGNS FOR A RISE.

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MR LAW SAID THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE RECEIVING SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS STOOD AT ABOUT 250 000 OR 4.8 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION.

♦IF WE LOOK AT EACH CATEGORY SEPARATELY, IT APPEARS THAT IN GENERAL WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REACH THOSE WHOM WE ARE SUPPOSED TO ASSIST,* HE SAID.

ABOUT 90 PER CENT OF THOSE OVER 70 ARE RECEIVING OLD AGE ALLOWANCE, AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT THIS PERCENTAGE WILL GO UP STEADILY IN THE COMING YEARS.

FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY ALLOWANCE, THERE ARE REASONS TO BELIEVE THAT ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE HAS NOT YET COME FORWARD FOR THIS BENEFIT.

AS TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO ESTIMATE THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES WHO ARE LIVING BELOW PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LEVEL AND YET HAVE NOT COME FORWARD.

AS TO THE CRIMINAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES COMPENSATION SCHEME, ONLY ABOUT 14.4 PER CENT OF THE REPORTED CASES APPLIED FOR COMPENSATION EACH YEAR.

♦IT IS NOT KNOWN WHETHER THIS LEVEL OF APPLICATION IS SATISFACTORY OR NOT, AS PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN INJURIES MAY HAVE THEIR COMPENSATION REDUCED AND THEREFORE NORMALLY DO NOT COME FORWARD, AND MINOR INJURIES OF LESS THAN THREE DAYS’ SICK LEAVE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE,* MR LAW SAID.

MR LAW DESCRIBED THE LEVEL OF APPLICATION FOR THE ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SCHEME AS +SATISFACTORY+. PER CENT OF THE FATAL CASES AND 79.6 PER CENT OF THOSE SERIOUS INJURED CASES APPLIED.

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♦POSITIVE EFFORTS HAVE BEEN VICTIMS SO AS TO ASSIST THEM TO COMPENSATION SCHEMES,♦ HE SAID.

MADE TO REACH OUT TO ELIGIBLE MAKE THE BEST USE OF THESE

DRUG-TREATMENT COURSE FOR VISITING DOCTORS ENDS M M M M

TWENTY-TWO DOCTORS FROM 12 COUNTRIES TODAY (TUESDAY) ENDED THEIR THREE-WEEK-LONG COURSE ON THE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION OF DRUG-DEPENDENT PERSONS.

THE COURSE WAS THE THIRD OF ITS KIND ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO), AND BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27.

IT ENABLED PARTICIPANTS TO LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST THEORY AND PRACTICE IN DRUG-ADDICTION TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION AS WELL AS THE ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF HONG KONG’S PROGRAMMES.

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LECTURES WERE GIVEN BY LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS WHO INCLUDED DR ROBERT NEWMAN (UNITED STATES), DR V. NAVARATNAM, (MALAYSIA), DR CHARAS SUWENELA (THAILAND), DR A. ARIF (W°NLD HEALTH ORGANISATION), AND DR GERALD CHOA AND PROF J.W.L. KLEEVENS (HONG KONG).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION SAID THAT THE HOLDING OF THE THIRD WHO COURSE IN HONG KONG WAS A RECOGNITION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS IN THE FIELD OF DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION. TWO VERY SUCCESSFUL SIMILAR COURSES WERE HELD HERE IN 1979 AND LAST YEAR.

A CEREMONY WAS HELD THIS AFTERNOON IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE COURSE, WITH MR PETER LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, OFFICIATING. ALSO ATTENDING WERE KMBERS OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AS WELI AS REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

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SHOPKEEPERS URGED TO KEEP SHA TIN CLEAN * * * *

HEALTH INSPECTORS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) CALLED ON SHOPKEEPERS OF TAI WAI IN SHA TIN AND ADVISED THEM TO HELP KEEP THE ENVIRONMENT CLEAN.

AS PART OF THE ON-GOING CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, THE HEALTH INSPECTORS PAYING VISITS TO THE SHOP OPERATORS REMINDED THEM TO OBSERVE THE ’SIX-METRE CLEAN-UP RULE’ AND KEEP THEIR SURROUNDING AREA TIDY.

SHOPKEEPERS COULD BE PENALISED FOR IGNORING THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR KEEPING THE PAVEMENT AND THE DIRECT ACCESS AT GROUND LEVEL WITHIN SIX METRES OF THEIR PREMISES CLEAN, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD.

IN CONNECTION WITH THIS, NOTICES WERE SENT REQUESTING THE SHOP OPERATORS TO REMOVE REFUSE AND JUNK ACCUMULATING WITHIN THEIR AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY.

RESIDENTS WERE ALSO URGED TO SHOULDER SIMILAR RESPONSIBILITY IN KEEPING THE PUBLIC AREA, CORRIDOR AND CANOPIES CLEAN AT ALL TIMES.

MORE THAN 300 NOTICES INFORMING SHOPKEEPERS AND RESIDENTS OF

SH* T1 ,N,OD’STR ICT HAVE BEEN ISSUED SINCE THE LAUNCHING OF THE CURRENT CLEAN-UP DRIVE, SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

MEANWHILE, CLEANSING STAFF OF THE SHA TIN URBAN SERVICES nEFirr {LSOC.RRIED o6t non-stop clean-up work at various litter black ce Or U I w •

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698 CONVICTED FOR BREAKING LABOUR LAWS

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OF THE 715 PROSECUTIONS BROUGHT BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT LAST MONTH FOR BREACH OF LABOUR LEGISLATION, 698 RESULTED IN CONVICTION AND THE TOTAL FINES AMOUNTED TO $615 400.

MOST OF THE CASES CONCERNED BREACHES OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ORDINANCE AND ITS VARIOUS SUBSIDIARY REGULATIONS, THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS.

CASES RELATING TO VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY REGULATIONS TOTALLED 317, RESULTING IN FINES OF $426 700. THESE INCLUDED 165 CASES (WITH $163 600 IN FINES) FOR BREACH OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (GUARDING AND OPERATION OF MACHINERY) REGULATIONS AND 87 CASES (WITH $151 100 IN FINES) FOR BREACH OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS.

OFFENCES IN CONNECTION WITH EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN INDUSTRY ACCOUNTED FOR 317 CASES WITH $141 050 IN FINES.

OF THE OTHER PROSECUTIONS, 13 CASES RELATED TO FAILURE TO KEEP RECORDS OF EMPLOYEES, LEADING TO $8 100 IN FINES.

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THE DECISION BY THE CANADIAN MITEL CORPORATION TO OPEN A 1 300 SQUARE-METRE FACTORY IN TSUEN WAN EARLY NEXT YEAR WAS WELCOMED TODAY BY THE COMMISSIONER OF INDUSTRY, MR PETER TSAO.

♦ONE OF OUR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS, MAJOR C.G. BERNARD WAS ABLE TO INTRODUCE THE CORPORATION TO THE OWNERS OF AN EXISTING FACTORY, WHICH WAS IDEAL FOR THEIR PURPOSE AND ENABLED THE COMPANY TO RAPIDLY ESTABLISH ITSELF IN HONG KONG.

♦I AM DELIGHTED THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ASSIST THE COMPANY IN REACHING ITS DECISION- AND IN ITS FAITH AND CONFIDENCE THAT HONG KONG IS A FAST-GROWING ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING AND ASSEMBLY CENTRE*, SAID MR TSAO.

♦AS ONE OF THE LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT IN THE WORLD, THEIR PRESENCE HERE WILL BE A VALUABLE ADDITION TO OUR ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY*, HE ADDED.

THE COMPANY STARTED UP IN 1973 - TWO YEARS AFTER BEING INCORPORATED - AND IS ALREADY THE LARGEST CANADIAN MANUFACTURER OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, AND A GLOBAL LEADER IN ITS PARTICULAR SEGMENT OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY. WITH OPERATING SUBSIDIARIES IN THE UNITED STATES, BRITAIN, IRELAND AND PUERTO RICO, IT EMPLOYS SOME 1 500 STAFF.

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WEEKDAY SCHEME FOR WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS * * * * *

WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS WILL NOW BE ABLE TO SPEND THEIR WEEKDAYS IN THE TAI MEI TUK WATER SPORTS CENTRE, AND MAKE USE CF THE MANY FACILITIES PROVIDED FOR THEM.

UNDER A NEW ARRANGEMENT, TRAINED SPORTSMEN WILL BE ABLE TO USE LOCKERS, CHANGING ROOM AND BATHING ROOMS FREE OF CHARGE, AS WELL AS THE OUTDOOR SPORTS FACILITIES, SUCH AS CANOES, SAILBOATS AND MINI-DRAGON BOATS AT VERY LOW COST.

THE RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER (TAI PO), MR FUNG HON-KIT SAID THIS WAS AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT THAT WAS STARTED ON NOVEMBER 1, AND WILL LAST UNTIL MARCH 31 NEXT YEAR, IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE MAXIMUM USE OF THE FACILITIES.

UNDER THIS SCHEME THE CENTRE WILL BE OPENED TO MEMBERS FROM 9 AM TO 11 AM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4.30 PM ON TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, HE SAID.

INITIALLY, MEMBERSHIP WILL BE LIMITED TO 1 000, AT A FEE OF $10 EACH.

BOOKINGS ARE MADE ONE DAY IN ADVANCE, AND PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

FOR GREATER SAFETY, LIFEGUARDS ON A SECURITY CRAFT WILL SHOULDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PATROLLING THE CANOEING AND SAILING AREA. NEXT YEAR, WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE WIRELESS SYSTEM, THE EFFICIENCY OF PATROLS WILL BE INCREASED, MR FUNG SAID.

DETAILS OF THE SCHEME ARE SHOWN ON LEAFLETS AVAILABLE AT ALL RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OFFICES. APPLICANTS MUST BE 14 YEARS OR OVER AND BE ABLE TO SWIM 50 METRES.

APPLICANTS SHOULD FORWARD COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS TOGETHER WITH COPIES OF DOCUMENTS TO SHOW THEIR CANOEING OR WIND-SURFING ABILITIES.

PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED SHOULD APPLY EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, MR FUNG SAID.

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ROAD RESURFACING CONTRACT AWARDED * * * *

A CONTRACT VALUED AT MORE THAN $13.5 MILLION FOR THE COLD iILLING AND RESURFACING OF ROAD PAVEMENTS THROUGHOUT HONG KONG WAS SIGNED TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY MR CHEN SHAO-CHl, GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY ENGINEER (WORKS) OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE, ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, AND MR DERYCK ALLISON, CONTRACTS MANAGER OF WIMPEY ASPHALT (HONG KONG) LTD.

WORK WILL BEGIN BY MID-FEBRUARY 1982 AND BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 1983.

MR CHEN SAID THAT COLD MILLING WAS A SIGNIFICANT ADVANCE IN HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES. EXISTING ROAD SURFACES COULD BE TEXTURED, SHAPED OR REMOVED IN LAYERS TO CLOSE TOLERANCES. THE TECHNIQUE WAS WIDELY USED OVERSEAS AND WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF ROAD MAINTENANCE IN MANY BIG CITIES.

♦SURFACE DEFORMATIONS WHICH OCCURS ON HEAVILY-TRAVELLED ROADS CAN BE CORRECTED WITHOUT THE NEED TO BREAK UP OR RIP OUT THE OLD ROAD SURFACE,♦ HE SAID. ♦ROAD LEVELS CAN BE CORRECTED BEFORE RESURFACING. THE TECHNIQUE OFFERS CONSIDERABLE SAVINGS IN COST AND IS MORE CONVENIENT THAN PREVIOUS METHODS.♦

MR CHEN SAID THAT MILLING AND RESURFACING WOULD BE CO-ORDINATED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THOUGH ONE ADVANTAGE OF THE MILLING PROCESS WAS THAT MILLED ROADS COULD BE REOPENED TO TRAFFIC BEFORE RESURFACING WAS DONE.

The SIGNING FOLLOWED A STUDY OF SIMILAR OPERATIONS OVERSEAS AND SMALL TRIALS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND KOWLOON, INCLUDING PART OF THE APPROACHES TO THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL.

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THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR ALAN ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING OF CHAI WAN TEMPORARY FERRY PIER TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT 3 PM. THE PIER IS SITUATED NEAR YUE WAN ESTATE IN CHAI WAN.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE EVENT.

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TAI PO TO HOLD BASKETBALL COMPETITION * * * *

A BASKETBALL COMPETITION IS TO BE HELD IN TAI PO FROM NOVEMBER 28 TO JANUARY 10, 1982.

IT IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT’S RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

IT IS OPEN TO TAI PO RESIDENTS OVER 14 YEARS OF AGE.

THOSE WHO REGISTERED AS DIVISION A PLAYERS WITH THE HONG KONG AMATEUR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION IN 1980/81 WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO PLAY, BUT SUCH PLAYERS WILL BE RESTRICTED TO NOT MORE THAN TWO PER TEAM FOR EACH MATCH.

MATCHES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE PUBLIC COURTS AT TAI PO HEUNG SZE WUI STREET IN ACCORDANCE WITH HONG KONG AMATEUR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION REGULATIONS.

THE NUMBER OF TEAMS PARTICIPATING IS LIMITED TO 12 IN THE MEN’S SECTION AND 10 IN THE WOMEN’S SECTION.

ENTRY FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE RSS TAI PO OFFICE. AN ENTRY FEE OF S15 PER TEAM WILL BE CHARGED. THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLIES TO SOME AREAS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES wILL BE INTERRUPTED ON FRIDAY (NOVEMBER 20) BETWEEN 10 AM AND 5 PM TO ALLOW FOR MAINS CONNECTION WORK.

AFFECTED PREMISES WILL INCLUDE THOSE ALONG TAI PO ROAD BETWEEN KOWLOON HANG AND SHEUNG SHU I CROSSROAD- CASTLE PEAK ROAD (SAN TIN SECTION) BETWEEN SHEUNG SHUI CROSSROAD AND LOK MA CHAU- FAN KAM ROAD BETWEEN SHEUNG SHUI CROSSROAD AND TSIU KENG VILLAGE- JOCKEY CLUB ROAD BETWEEN FANLING ROUNDABOUT AND SAN FUNG AVENUE, INCLUDING SHEK WU HUI- MAN KAM TO ROAD-SHA TAU KOK ROAD BETWEEN FANLING ROUNDABOUT AND SHA TAU KOK MARKET INCLUDING LUEN WO MARKET- AND PING CHE ROAD, TA KWU LING, FANLING.

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

KWUN

TONG SPORTS FESTIVAL * * * *

A +KWUN TONG SPORTS AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS IN

FESTIVAL*, AIMED AT PROMOTING INTEREST -------- SPORTS AND ENHANCING COHESIVENESS IN

THE COMMUNITY, WILL EE HELD BETWEEN NOVEMBER 29 AND DECEMBER 13.

nr/,„r^!NTLY ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE KWUN TONG SPORTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, THE FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE A SPORTS CARNIVAL andTdemonstrationsTELEMATCH’ F0LK dances AND ATHLETIC COMPETITIONS

THE FESJIVAL WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 19) AT 3.30 PM AT THE FUNG SHU I ROOM ON THE SIXTH FLOOR OF HONG KONG HOTEL, TSIM SHA TSUI.

THE HONORARY ADVISER TO THE FESTIVAL, MR DAVID K.P. TSUI wHO IS KWUN TONG CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER,. AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE FESTIVAL, MR LAM HANG-FAI, WILL BE PRESENT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

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

SPEECH BY H.E. THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, TO THE ANNUAL DINNER OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF ACCOUNTANTS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1981__________________________

I am honoured to be asked to address this distinguished Society.

Your President referred to the need for more accountants in Hong Kong and bo the proposals the Society has made for producing them. Shortage of local professionals generally is all too apparent, whether it be lawyers, engineers, doctors, architects or accountants, and the same applies to a long list of supporting disciplines. The Government is acutely conscious of its responsibility to make good these shortages and of the restricting effect of allowing them to continue. But in planning for the education and provision of more professionals it must get the modalities right - hence the current review of post-secondary and technical education.

But I can assure your President that the Government has heeded the representations that the Society has made, of which the most recent have been to the Committee to Review Post-Secondary and Technical Education. I understand that your written evidence was followed up by a meeting, at which ”a useful exchange of views took place”. Though the Government has got to take decisions on the recommendations of the Review Committee, these will be taken soon, and it is accepted that the expansion of our tertiary institutions must be directed to meeting the shortages in the key professions, including accountancy. I am very much aware that these professions are the pillars on which the technical and social advance of Hong Kong must be built.

Now I would like to switch subjects to the economy of Hong Kong, and first of all to an aspect of it which has expanded rapidly in recent years, namely the growth of investment in neighbouring and other parts of China. This development undoubtedly poses both

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opportunities for our entrepreneurs, ani problems for our lawyers and accountants* It is clear that the present Chinese administration at the highest level is determined that investment in China whether in equity joint ventures or in lesser forms of joint undertakings should succeed. It is true that there is not any substantial body of recent precedent for outside investment in China. And it is also true that for many years most businessmen and their professional advisers in Hong Kong have been concerned with the commercial practice, law, and o ther requirement s of'Europe'and North Arneri ca rather" than C hina. Nevertheless the strong backing for the new development at the highest level does mean that investors should be able to secure agreement to any workable proposal which promises profit to both sides.

Let me quote two examples, at opposite ends of the industrial spectrum, by way of illustration. The largest of the twenty-nine equity joint ventures so far established in China by Hong Kong firms is the China-Schindler Elevator Company with factories in Peking and Shanghai. Some of the lifts produced by this joint venture have already been sold here in Hong Kong.

At the other end of the scale, an enterprising individual has set up a factory in the Shenzhen special economic zone to produce artificial flies for trout and salmon fishing. A pretty improbable idea on the face of it: but in practice it has turned out to be a very good one. The work force in Shenzhen has taken to fly tying -with efficiency, and the low overheads have made the project viable.

In both these cases, those involved pressed ahead in spite of the lack of precise legal definitions of what their rights would be in setting, up such ventures. Ciiina’s laws on foreign investment and in particular on joint venture taxation are not yet fully developed. The same applies to the regulations governing compensation trade, cooperative production and part-processing agreements. So these enterprises must be based on mutual trust, rather than enforceable contract.

I am glad that so many entrepreneurs have been willing to accept terms of this sort, and some 700 ventures in the special economic zones at Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Swatow and Amoy have already been established. The vast majority of these are in Shenzhen, but there are of course many more larger enterprises in other parts of China. We

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greatly value the investment that agencies of the Chinese Government have made in Hong Kong in recent years; similarly the more Hong Kong businessmen can share with Chinese authorities their experience of manufacturing, managing and marketing the healthier will be Hong Kong’s role in China’s modernisation programme.

Of course this role depends primarily on Hong Kong’s own prosperity and so,on our.ability to advance our own industry, and • technology, and.to sell in foreign markets as well as to absorb and pay for China products. Our economy like most others in the world has been going .through an. anxious period. . :'

Inflation is undesirably high, particularly of consumer prices and this, together with high rents'in the private sector is what hits most people, though wages have generally speaking kept pace. But whereas in many other economies inflation has been accompanied by stagnation, in Hong Kong it has not. On the contrary, the economy has continued to grow rapidly in real terms and, despite the very large increase in the population of working age due to immigration, unemployment rose only moderately and almost certainly is now falling.

The growth rate of domestic exports has fallen but is still remarkably high given trading conditions in our major markets, and present indications are that it is rising again. The competitiveness of our exports has improved and left our exporters well poised to take advantage of any upturn in overseas demand. I realise this is due not only to depreciation of the Hong Kong dollar (recently reversed^ but also to basically undesirable things like the low rate of increase in real manufacturing wages, and a squeeze on profits. But these will be corrected on the up-swing as and when it comes. They also reflect the realism with which management and labour alike respond to the pressures of external economic forces.

Excessive expansion of domestic credit in recent years, has helped to fuel inflation and to finance a high growth rate of imports, especially of consumer goods, and this was not a sustainable situation. However, with high interest rates and a cooler property market, the growth rate of the money supply and of domestic credit are now dropping, and this should tend to reduce both inflation and the size of the trade deficit.

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To sum up, we have come comparatively well through a period made difficult largely by external influences. Insofar as the problems have been domestic or self-inflicted, they appear to be slowly correcting. Of course there is the shadow of the new M.F.A., and the state of the economies of our major markets make a depressing background for negotiation. But we have learnt that demand for Hong Kong goods can be sustained in countries whose economies are recessed parti.cn]arly, as at present, when stocks are uniformly low, and that provided we can maintain access we can sell. Moreover we can take encouragement from the OPEC decision.on oil prices, and the reduction of interest rates in the U.S., as well as the significant rise in our imports of raw materials and semi-manufactures. So all in all I am quietly hopeful that pur growth will continue in the year ahead, and that the pressures inflation will relax, and the opportunities for work increase.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ELEVEN TUEN MUN SITES TO BE OFFERED BY MARCH ................ 1

FERRY SERVICES VITAL, SAYS TRANSPORT CHIEF .................. 3

ROTARY VESSEL HANDED OVER ................................... 4

LOK SIN TONG'S EDUCATION EFFORTS PRAISED .................... 5

KAT 0 STUDENTS CLEaN-UP DRIVE ............................... 5

RICH REPERTOIRE FOR FOURTH TSUEII WAN ARTS FESTIVAL ......... 6

NEW WAN CHAI BUS TERMINUS PLANNED............................ 7

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR ............................. 8

RESTRICTED ZONE FOR PLB ..................................... 8

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ELEVEN TUEN MUN SITES TO BE OFFERED BY MARCH *****

ELEVEN SITES IN TUEN MUN ARE TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF MARCH, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WERE TOLD TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE DISTRICT OFFICE SENIOR ESTATE SURVEYOR, MR BILL PIERCEY, TOLD THE BOARD THAT THE SITES COVERED MORE THAN 81 OOO SQUARE METRES AND WERE FOR RES IDENT IAL/COMMERC IAL, INDUSTRIAL AND INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN USES.

MR PIERCEY SAID SIX OF THE SITES WOULD BE AUCTIONED AND FOUR WOULD BE OFFERED TO HOLDERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS.

THE REMAINING SITE, TO BE DISPOSED OF BY CASH TENDER, WAS DESCRIBED BY MR PIERCEY AS +A NEW CONCEPT* IN THAT A RANGE OF FACILITIES SUCH AS RECREATION AREAS, NURSERIES, BANKING AND SHOPPING WOULD BE PROVIDED IN ADDITION TO INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS.

HE SAID THREE SITES WOULD BE AUCTIONED ON NOVEMBER 27, ONE CF WHICH WAS A TOWN CENTRE SITE IN WHICH A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST WAS EXPECTED.

MR PIERCEY ALSO ANNOUNCED DETAILS OF A MARINA DEVELOPMENT AT SO KWUN WAT TO INCLUDE FACILITIES FOR UP TO 300 BOATS, A YACHT CLUB, FLATS AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES.

HE SAID THIS SITE WOULD BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY CASH TENDER IN AUGUST NEXT YEAR.

THE DEVELOPER WOULD BE REQUIRED TO RECLAIM PART OF THE BAY AND WOULD BE OFFERED A SITE FROM WHICH TO OBTAIN SUFFICIENT FILL FOR THIS PART OF THE PROJECT.

UP TO 1 400 FLATS WOULD BE PROVIDED AND THERE WOULD BE ADEQUATE CAR PARKING FACILITIES ON THE SITE FOR BOAT OWNERS AND VISITORS.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BILLY LAM, SAID IT WAS NECESSARY TO PROCEED AS FAST AS POSSIBLE WITH PRIVATE AS WELL AS PUBLIC DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN IF A BALANCE WAS TO BE ACHIEVED.

HE SAID DEVELOPMENT OF THE TOWN CENTRE WAS VITAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN AS A WHOLE.

THE BOARD AGREED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AREA 45C AT THE FOOT OF CASTLE PEAK FOR LOW DENSITY, HIGH CLASS RESIDENTIAL USAGE TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR MANAGEMENT STAFF WHOSE NUMBERS WOULD INCREASE WITH THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

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THE CHIEF TOWN PLANNER (THEN MUN), MR DAVID WONG, SAID THE SITE WOULD BE CLOSE TO THE PERMANENT FERRY PIER AND TO THE PROPOSED LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM TERMINAL. IT WAS THE ANSWER TO THE SHORTAGE OF HIGH LEVEL RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

MR LAM TOLD THE BOARD THAT THE RESPONSE IN TUEN MUN TO THE REGISTRATION OF DISTRICT BOARD ELECTORS WAS +VERY SATISFACTORY*. HE SAID MORE THAN 22 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL POPULATION OF 119 OOO HAD REGISTERED.

MR CHAN YAT-SUN SAID EVERYTHING SHOULD NOW BE DONE TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO STAND AS CANDIDATES.

THE BOARD DISCUSSED INTRODUCTION OF THE HOVERFERRY SERVICE BETWEEN TUEN MUN AND HONG KONG, VIA JORDAN ROAD, WHICH CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICER, MR T.V. RUNNACLES, DESCRIBED AS +ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING TRANSPORT SUCCESS STORIES*.

MEMBERS SAID IT WAS HOPED THAT THE GO-AHEAD WOULD BE GIVEN IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR A NIGHT SERVICE AND THAT A TUEN MUN -KOWLOON - TUEN MUN SERVICE WOULD ALSO BE INTRODUCED. MR LAM SAID THESE POINTS WOULD BE CONVEYED TO THE FERRY COMPANY.

UNOFFICIAL BOARD MEMBER, MR NG CHEUK-TAI, SAID HE WANTED TO THANK THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR INTRODUCING AN EVENING CLINIC SERVICE, BUT SAID IN HIS OPINION THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES HAD BEEN BASED ON A POPULATION OF THOUSANDS RATHER THAN HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS.

THE DIVISIONAL SUPER INTENDENT,TUEN MUN, MR J.G. HURST, TOLD THE MEETING THAT THE LAW AND ORDER SITUATION IN THE DISTRICT WAS +VERY GOOD* WITH ONLY 148 REPORTED CRIMES LAST MONTH, OF WHICH 48 PER CENT HAD BEEN DETECTED.

*THIS IS A VERY HEALTHY SITUATION,* HE SAID.

THERE HAD BEEN A NUMBER OF BURGLARIES, BUT NONE HAD BEEN MAJOR.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, 14? BOWEN LEUNG, SAID WORK WOULD START THIS WEEK ON DEVELOPING BUTTERFLY BEACH TO INCLUDE CAR PARKING, TREE PLANTING AND BARBECUE PITS. MR LEUNG SAID THE BEACH WOULD BE GAZETTED NEXT YEAR IF TESTS ON WATER QUALITY PROVED SATISFACTORY.

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FERRY SERVICES VITAL, SAYS TRANSPORT CHIEF ******

FERRY SERVICES WERE BEING EXPANDED JUST ABOUT AS FAST AS NEW FERRY BOATS COULD BE OBTAINED, THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR A.T. ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THIS SITUATION WAS IN SHARP CONTRAST TO A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN DOUBTS WERE BEING EXPRESSED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF FERRY SERVICES, HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY’S TEMPORARY PIER AT CHAI WAN, NR ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT POINTED OUT THAT THE COMPANY STILL RETAINED A LARGE SLICE OF ITS CROSS-HARBOUR MARKET, AND HAD EXPANDED ITS SERVICES TO OUTLYING DISTRICTS AND INTRODUCED NEW SERVICES TO DEVELOPMENT AREAS.

THIS WAS DESPITE THE OPENING OF THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL AND THE MTR WHICH HE SAID WERE SEEN BY MANY PEOPLE AS THE END OF CROSS-HARBOUR FERRY SERVICES.

EVEN THE VEHICULAR FERRY SERVICES SURVIVED THE OBVIOUS WIDE APPEAL OF THE TUNNEL AND, IN FACT, MORE VEHICULAR FERRIES ARE SEEN BY CONSULTANTS AS ONE OF THE FEW SHORT-TERM OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO EASE THE GROWING DEMAND FOR CROSS-HARBOUR TRAFFIC.

IN MY VIEW, EVEN WITH MORE MTR LINES AND AN IMPROVED ROAD NETWORK, FERRY SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A VALUABLE ALTERNATIVE TO LAND TRANSPORT,♦ MR ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THE TREND TOWARDS FASTER FERRIES WAS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN MEETING PUBLIC EXPECTATIONS OF MORE CONVENIENT SERVICES. IN THIS RESPECT, HE CITED THE EXCELLENT HOVER FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN TUEN MUN AND CENTRAL WHICH TAKES ONLY ABOUT HALF AN HOUR, AS AGAINST ONE-AND-HALF TO TWO HOURS BY ROAD.

FOR THE SAME REASON, WE CAN EXPECT THE FAST SERVICE BETWEEN CHAI WAN AND CENTRAL BEING INTRODUCED TODAY TO BE JUST AS POPULAR. ALSO, LIKE THE TAI KOO SHING SERVICE, IT SHOULD HELP RELIEVE CONGESTION ALONG KING’S ROAD,+ MR ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT SAID.

THE CHAI WAN TO KWUN TONG SERVICE, ALSO BEING INTRODUCED TODAY, WILL PROVIDE THE MOST DIRECT LINK FOR WORKERS TRAVELLING BETWEEN THESE TWO IMPORTANT INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL AREAS, HE STATED.

MR ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT ALSO PRAISED THE HKYFC FOR ITS FORESIGHT IN INTRODUCING COMPARATIVELY CHEAP ♦HIGH SPEED* SERVICES INTO HONG KONG WATERS AND THE COMPANY’S DETERMINATION TO MEET THE FUTURE DEMANDS OF THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC.

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ROTARY VESSEL HANDED OVER * * * *

MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES IN THE OUTLYING ISLANDS AND REMOTE COASTAL AREAS WILL BE STRENGTHENED BY AN ADDITIONAL FLOATING CLINIC, DONATED BY THE KOWLOON WEST ROTARY CLUB.

THE 14-METRE-LONG MEDICAL LAUNCH GIVEN TO THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BE OPERATING IN A FEW MONTHS’ TIME.

THE VESSEL, NAMED THE +ROTARY+, WAS HANDED OVER TO THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, AT A LAUNCHING CEREMONY THIS AFTERNOON AT THE HIP HING CHEUNG SHIPYARD, THE SHIPBUILDER.

IN ACCEPTING THE VESSEL, DR THONG PAID TRIBUTE TO THE CLUB FOR ITS SUPPORT IN DEVELOPING MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE COMMUNITY.

BECAUSE OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL CONDITIONS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, RESIDENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH A VARIETY OF SUCH MEDICAL FACILITIES AS A FLYING DOCTOR HELICOPTER SERVICE, TRAVELLING DISPENSARIES, AND STATIC AND FLOATING CLINICS, HE SAID.

FOR THE PAST TWO DECADES, RESIDENTS IN OUTLYING DISTRICTS HAVE BEEN SERVED BY TWO FLOATING CLINICS, THE CHEE HONG AND THE CHEE WAN.

THE TWO MEDICAL LAUNCHES HAVE PROVIDED REGULAR MEDICAL CONSULTATIONS AND TREATMENT TO THE RESIDENTS AS WELL AS FACILITIES FOR VACCINATION AND INOCULATION AGAINST THE VARIOUS INFECTIOUS DISEASES, HE SAID.

BETWEEN THEM, THE TWO FLOATING CLINICS VISIT A TOTAL OF 27 PLACES A WEEK, HE ADDED.

THE CHEE WAN VISITS THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF HONG KONG, GOING AS FAR AS KAT 0, WHILE THE CHEE HONG’S CALLS ARE CONFINED TO THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN WATERS, INCLUDING PENG CHAU AND PO TOI.

+WITH THE INCREASE IN POPULATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN OUTLYING ISLANDS, A THIRD FLOATING CLINIC IS ESSENTIAL AND INDEED HAS COME AT THE MOST APPROPRIATE TIME,* SAID DR THONG.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THIS NEW ADDITION WILL PROVIDE MORE CLINICAL SESSIONS FOR THE OUTLYING ISLANDS AND WILL HELP RELIEVE THE PRESENT TIGHT SCHEDULE COVERED BY THE TWO FLOATING CLINICS.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1981

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LOK SIN TONG’S EDUCATION EFFORTS PRAISED * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PRAISED LOK SIN TONG AS BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN THE PROMOTION OF EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

SPEAKING AT THE JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY OF LOK SIN TONG SCHOOLS, MR HAYE SAID THAT ♦WITHOUT THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES ONE MIGHT GO SO FAR AS TO SAY THAT THERE COULD NOT BE UNIVERSAL FREE AND COMPULSORY NINE YEARS SCHOOLING IN HONG KONG.+

HE POINTED OUT THAT SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS FIRST SCHOOL IN 1929 WITH AN ENROLMENT OF UNDER 100, LOK SIN TONG NOW OPERATES 11 SCHOOLS OF VARIOUS TYPES WITH AN ENROLMENT OF AROUND 9 000.

APART FROM THE EXPANSION OF ITS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME, LOK SIN TONG WAS ALSO NOTED FOR ITS ACTIVE ENCOURAGEMENT OF MORAL EDUCATION THROUGH ITS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES, HEADS OF SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS, RESULTING IN IMPLEMENTATION PLANS CARRIED OUT THROUGH CLASS TEACHING AND PARTICIPATION IN EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

♦THE GENERAL GUIDELINES ON MORAL EDUCATION RECENTLY ISSUED BY MY DEPARTMENT GIVE AMPLE GUIDANCE FOR BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS,+ THE DIRECTOR SAID.

HE SAID THAT PARENTS MUST ALSO LIAISE CLOSELY WITH TEACHERS TO MAKE MORAL EDUCATION CAMPAIGNS A SUCCESS.

♦TOGETHER, PARENTS AND TEACHERS CAN MAKE MORAL EDUCATION WORK.+ HE SAID.

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KAT 0 STUDENTS CLEAN-UP DRIVE * * *

A GROUP OF 150 ENTHUSIASTIC AND CIVIC-MINDED SCwOOl Cull drew TODAY (WEDNESDAY) LAUNCHED AN EXTENSIVE CLEAN-UP AT KAT 0 AND GAVE A FACELIFT TO THE REMOTE ISLAND AND HOLIDAY RESORT.

THE EXERCISE WAS PART OF THE ACTIVITIES TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE CURRENT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN WITH AN AIM TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

^HE YOUTHS PICKED UP ABOUT 100 BASKETS OF REFUSE AND DlsriRnm items on the beach and in the village mtJs 5ur?ng the Spe»1?“S? D THE CHAIRMAN OF SHA TAU KOK RURAL COMMITTEE MR LAU YAM-MAN THE DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR JIMMY SWEETMAN AND* n fIS'SJ 0FF,CE °F N°RTH’ MR « ALSO I™

a gesture of appreciation, the URBAN SERVICES OFFICFP nr

ex WAI-MING, PRESENTED SOUVENIRS TO THE REPRESENTATIVE ?N CUF?r?ISF 0F KAT ° PR,MARY SCH00L WH0 ^ndered ^ eJJorts • n • nc tAtKvIut.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1981

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RICH REPERTOIRE FOR FOURTH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL ******

WITH THE INSTALLATION OF A 35MM FILM PROJECTION SYSTEM IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL OF TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL RECENTLY, AUDIENCES OF THE FOURTH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY FILM SHOWS.

THIS WAS REVEALED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL, MR CHAN PO-FONG WHEN ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE FESTIVAL AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE FILMS WILL INCLUDE +RASHOMON+, +RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN*, ♦BLACK HOLE* AND +F IDDLER ON THE ROOF + .

THE FESTIVAL, TO BE HELD BETWEEN JANUARY 22 AND FEBRUARY 13, 1982 AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, WILL BE JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, THE TSUEN WAN CULTURE AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING ASSOCIATION AND THE MUSIC OFFICE.

THIRTEEN OVERSEAS AND LOCAL GROUPS WILL GIVE 39 INDOOR PROGRAMMES AS WELL AS 16 OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES DURING THE FESTIVAL.

PROGRAMMES OF THE FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE AN OPENING PERFORMANCE GF THE DANCE DRAMA, +NI-CHANG YU-YI FANTASY+ AND A SERIES OF CANTONESE OPERAS BY THE POPULAR CHOR FUNG MING OPERA TROUPE.

THE GU-ZHENG AND ER-HU RECITAL BY SOLOISTS SO CHUN-POR AND WONG ON-YUEN, AS WELL AS THE PIANO RECITAL BY FOU TS’ONG WILL ALSO BE A FEATURE OF THE FESTIVAL.

THE KANDYAN DRUMMERS FROM SRI LANKA AND THE JAPAN FOLKLORIC ART DANCE TROUPE, AT THE INVITATION OF THE TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL, WILL PARTICIPATE TOO.

MEMBERS OF THE SRI LANKA’S TROUPE COME FROM VARIOUS REGIONS CF THE COUNTRY. THEY WILL OFFER A COLOURFUL PROGRAMME OF THE NATIONAL DANCE OF SRI LANKA, THE KANDYAN DANCE, WHICH IS FAMOUS FOR ITS MYSTICAL INTERPRETATIONS.

THE JAPAN FOLKLORIC ART DANCE TROUPE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1962 WITH AN AIM OF INTRODUCING JAPANESE FOLKLORIC CULTURE TO THE WORLD. JAPANESE TRADITIONAL FOLKLORIC DANCES HAVE BEEN ADAPTED INTO A FINE STAGE ART, GIVING THEM A NEW, MODERN FLAVOUR WHILE MAINTAINING THEIR TRUE ORIGINAL STYLE.

INCORPORATED INTO THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMME WILL ALSO BE CONCERTS BY THE ZURICH TONHALLE ORCHESTRA AND THE GABRIELI STRING QUARTET. THESE GROUPS ARE INVITED TO PERFORM IN THE HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL.

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OTHER PROGRAMMES WILL INCLUDE CHINESE ART SONGS, POP CONCERTS, THE CANTONESE DRAMA ’SUNRISE’, CONCERTS BY THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, HONG KONG CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA.

THERE WILL ADDITIONALLY BE A NUMBER OF EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES TO TAKE PLACE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL.

TICKETS WILL RANGE FROM $3 TO $60. STUDENT TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR MOST OF THE PERFORMANCES.

POSTAL BOOKINGS FOR THESE PERFORMANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED AS FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) UNTIL DECEMBER 9.

PROGRAMMES AND POSTAL BOOKING FOLDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, MUSIC OFFICE, BRITISH COUNCIL, ALLIANCE FRANCA ISE, GOETHE INSTITUTE, NEW TERRITORIES PUBLIC LIBRARIES, DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND CITY DISTRICT OFFICES FROM TOMORROW.

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NEW WAN CHAI BUS * * *

TERMINUS PLANNED *

TENDERS CONSTRUCTION RECLAMATION.

ARE BEING INVITED BY THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE FOR THE OF A NEW TEMPORARY BUS TERMINUS AT WAN CHAI

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1981

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR * * * #

A SEMINAR ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, ORGANISED BY THE WONG Al SIN CITY DISTRICT OFFICE FOR SCHOOL PRINCIPALS IN THE AREA WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) BETWEEN 3 PM AND 5 PM AT FUNG MING HALL, SIK SIK YUEN, WONG TAI SIN G

THE PURPOSE OF THE SEMINAR, WHICH WILL BE ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 100 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS IS TO FAMILIARISE EDUCATORS WITH THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, INCLUDING HOW THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WORK, AND REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES ------

FOR DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

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RESTRICTED ZONE FOR PLB X K * K

A SECTION OF LAMBETH WALK IN CENTRAL, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH MURRAY ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 18 METRES EAST OF THIS JUNCTION, WILL BE DECLARED A RESTRICTED ZONE FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 21), A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY.

PUBLIC LIGHT BUS DRIVERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS WITHIN THIS ZONE BETWEEN 7 AM AND MIDNIGHT DAILY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE PEOPLE USING INJURIES AID SCHEME ...................... 1

LANDLORD AND TENANT ORDINANCE .............................. 2

TENDERS INVITED FOR MDRE URBAN AND NT TAXI LICENCES......... 3

11 NT SITES FOR LETTER a/b TENDER........................... 4

BUS REVIEW SUB-GROUP MEMBERS VISIT CMB DEPOTS .............. 5

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR YEAR OF THE DOG GOLD COINS......... 5

THEN MUN FESTIVAL OPENS ON SATURDAY ........................ 8

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT FOR FESTIVAL OPENLNG.......... 9

STUDENTS URGED TO SUPPORT CLEAN-UP DRIVE .................. 10

EXPERIMENTAL MOBILE ENQUIRY SERVICE........................ 11

EXTENSION OF SPEEDPOST NETWORK TO CHINA ................... 11

SEMINAR ON SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK ............................. 12

DANCE DRAMA AT TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL..................... 13

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT FOR PLB'S ......................... 13

ROAD SAFETY DRIVING COMPETITION FINALS .................... 14

PRESS CONFERENCE BY ANTI-CORHJPTION AGENCIES .............. 15

RETIREMENT MEMENTO ......................................   15

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1981

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MORE PEOPLE USING INJURIES AID SCHEME

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MORE PEOPLE ARE MAKING USE OF THE CRIMINAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES COMPENSATION SCHEME, WHICH PROVIDES QUICK CASH RELIEF FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME OR THEIR DEPENDANTS.

THIS IS INDICATED IN THE JUST PUBLISHED 1980/81 ANNUAL REPORT ON THE SCHEME, WHICH SHOWS THAT THE YEAR SAW THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS - 901 - SINCE THE SCHEME WAS STARTED IN 1973.

THE FIGURE REPRESENTS A 26.7 PER CENT INCREASE, THOUGH THE NUMBER OF REPORTED CASES OF CRIMINAL INJURIES REMAINED AT ABOUT THE SAME LEVEL AS THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

♦WITH THE RELAXATION OF THE MINIMUM SICK LEAVE REQUIREMENT FROM SEVEN DAYS TO THREE DAYS, THERE IS REASON TO EXPECT MORE APPLICATIONS FOR THE COMING YEAR,* COMMENTED MR ROBERT WEI, CHAIRMAN OF THE CRIMINAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARDS.

POLICE STATIONS, MR WEI SAID, CONTINUED TO BE THE MAIN POINTS WHERE THE SCHEME WAS MADE KNOWN AND AVAILABLE TO VICTIMS OF CRIMES OF VIOLENCE. REFERRALS BY THE POLICE ACCOUNTED FOR 66 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL APPLICATIONS IN 1980/81.

THE NUMBER OF DIRECT APPLICATIONS ALSO INCREASED, FROM 227 TO 243.

♦SOME OF THE DIRECT APPLICATIONS WERE THE RESULT OF THE EFFORTS MADE BY OUR OWN STAFF IN LOCATING THE VICTIMS OR THEIR FAMILIES,* MR WEI SAID. *BY FOLLOWING THE INCIDENTS OF VIOLENT CRIMES FROM NEWSPAPERS AND RADIO, AND THROUGH ANSWERING TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES, THE STAFF WERE ABLE TO INVITE THE LIKELY INNOCENT VICTIMS TO LODGE THEIR CLAIMS.*

A TEAM OF THREE INVESTIGATING OFFICERS VISITED VICTIMS OF THE OCEAN TERMINAL BOMB BLAST IN HOSPITAL AND HELPED THEM FILL IN THEIR APPLICATIONS.

PAYMENTS MADE TO NEW AND REVIEW CASES DURING THE YEAR AMOUNTED TO SOME $1.5 MILLION, BRINGING THE ACCUMULATED AMOUNT OF PAYMENTS SINCE THE SCHEME BEGAN OPERATION EIGHT YEARS AGO TO OVER $9.6 MILLION.

DURING THE YEAR, THE LARGEST SINGLE AWARD, AMOUNTING TO $29 650, WENT TO THE WIDOW AND FOUR CHILDREN OF A HAWKER WHO WAS STABBED TO DEATH IN A ROBBERY IN SAU MAU PING.

THE CRIMINAL LAW INJURIES COMPENSATION BOARD RECOMMENDED A

100 PER CENT INCREASE OF THE NORMAL AWARD, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE FACT THAT THE MAN GAVE CHASE TO THE ROBBER BEFORE HE WAS KILLED AND THAT ABOUT TEN KAIFONGS SIGNED A LETTER COMMENDING THE CONDUCT OF THE VICTIM.

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THE MAJOR CLASSES OF CRIMES GIVING RISE TO APPLICATIONS CONTINUED TO BE ASSAULT/WOUNDING AND ROBBERY/BURGLARY. THERE WAS AN INCREASE OF 170 CASES OR NEARLY 40 PER CENT IN THE ASSAULT/ WOUNDING CATEGORY COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

FOUR SEXUAL OFFENCE VICTIMS APPLIED FOR COMPENSATION DURING THE YEAR. MANY OF THE SEXUAL OFFENCE VICTIMS DID NOT APPLY FOR FEAR OF THEIR SUFFERINGS BEING MADE KNOWN TO OTHERS.

+MORE EFFORTS WILL BE MADE IN THE COMING YEAR TO APPROACH AND ENCOURAGE VICTIMS OF RAPE AND INDECENT ASSAULT TO APPLY FOR COMPENSATION,* MR WEI SAID.

TO REFLECT THE BOARDS’ LONGSTANDING PRACTICE OF TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE MENTAL SUFFERINGS OF VICTIMS IN ADDITION TO THEIR PHYSICAL INJURIES JN THE ASSESSEMENT OF INJURIES, PROVISION FOR COMPENSATING FOR THE MENTAL IMPAIRMENT OF VICTIMS, IN RAPE CASES IN PARTICULAR, WAS INCORPORATED IN THE SCHEME.

DURING THE YEAR, RULES WERE AMENDED TO PROVIDE FOR A THREE-YEAR TIME LIMIT FOR APPLICATIONS FROM THE DATE OF INCIDENT. +THIS IS TO ENCOURAGE EARLY APPLICATIONS AS IT IS OFTEN DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH THE FACTS AFTER A PROLONGED PERIOD,* MR WEI SAID.

COMMENTING ON THE INTERVAL BETWEEN APPLICATION AND AWARD, PR WEI SAID THE TIME DIFFERENCE CONTINUED TO BE MAINTAINED AT A REASONABLE LEVEL. EIGHTY-FOUR PER CENT OF ALL PURSUED CASES WERE COMPLETED WITHIN ONE TO THREE MONTHS.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE CRIMINAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES COMPENSATION SECTION, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF WORLD TRADE CENTRE, GLOUCESTER ROAD (TEL. 5-7903349), WHICH IS THE SECRETARIAT TO THE CLEIC BOARDS.

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LANDLORD AND TENANT ORDINANCE

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A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF A BILL TO AMEND THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE.

ATTENDING WILL BE THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR DONALD LIAO, AND THE COMMISSIONER OF RATING AND VALUATION, MR RAYMOND FRY.

IT WILL BE HELD IN THE GIS THEATRE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 5TH FLOOR. YOUR REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR A FURTHER 3DO URBAN TAXI LICENCES AND 207 NEW TERRITORIES TAXI LICENCES.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (THURSDAY), A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE NUMBER OF NEW TERRITORIES TAXI LICENCES THAT WILL BE PUT UP FOR TENDER TOMORROW WILL INCLUDE 40 UNCLAIMED LICENCES AT THE LAST TENDER EXERCISE PLUS 17 RELINQUISHED BY THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERERS AND A FURTHER QUOTA OF 150 GIVING A TOTAL OF 207.

TENDER FORMS FOR THE 507 TAXI LICENCES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION TOMORROW FROM EITHER THE HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR OF THE MURRAY ROAD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK. CENTRAL, OR THE KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICE ON THE 9TH FLOOR OF THE PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE IN DUNDAS STREET, MONG KOK.

WHITE TENDER FORMS WILL BE USED FOR URBAN TAXI LICENCES AND PINK FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

♦PROSPECTIVE TENDERERS CANNOT USE ANY OTHER FORM ISSUED PREVIOUSLY,♦ THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

TENDERERS MUST DEPOSIT $25 000 WITH THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES FOR EACH URBAN TAXI LICENCE AND $15 000 FOR EACH NEW TERRITORIES TAXI LICENCE.

THE TENDERER MAY SUBMIT ONE TENDER FORM FOR ANY NUMBER OF TAXI LICENCES NOT EXCEEDING 300 FOR THE URBAN AREA AND 207 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

A PUBLIC BALLOT MAY BE HELD TO DETERMINE THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERERS WHO OFFER THE SAME UNIT PREMIUM.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS, TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL DEPOSIT RECEIPTS, MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE IN SEALED ENVELOPES, ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY, CENTRAL TENDER BOARD, AND PLACED IN THE 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, DECEMBER 4, 1981.

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11 NT SITES FOR LETTER A/B TENDER *****

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FROM REGISTERED OWNERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS A AND B) FOR 11 NEW TERRITORIES SITES.

THE SITES, TOTALLING 54 603 SQUARE METRES, ARE IN SHA TIN, TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG.

FOUR. LOCATED BETWEEN KAU TO AND HO TUNG LAU OVERLOOKING SHA TIN RACECOURSE, ARE FOR LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE LARGEST, MEASURING 23 170 SQUARE METRES, HAS A BUILDING COVENANT OF i36 MILLION TO BE COMPLETED IN FOUR YEARS. THE REMAINING THREE SITES, MEASURING 8 157, 4 424 AND 2 017 SQUARE METRES, HAVE BUILDING COVENANTS OF $4.85 MILLION, $4.2 MILLION AND $2 MILLION, ALL TO BE FULFILLED IN THREE YEARS.

ANOTHER SHA TIN SITE, SITUATED AT TAI WAI, IS FOR SIX-STOREY NON-INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT. IT HAS A THREE-YEAR BUILDING COVENANT OF $2.7 MILLION.

THE REMAINING SIX SITES ARE FOR INDUSTR IAL/GODOWN USES.

TWO ARE IN TUEN MUN WITH AREAS OF 4 710 AND 2 875 SQUARE t€TRES. BOTH HAVE PLOT RATIOS OF 9.5 AND THE BUILDING COVENANTS ARE $44 MILLION AND $26.2 MILLION TO BE COMPLETED IN FOUR YEARS.

TWO OTHER SITES, MEASURING 1 198 AND 1 730 SQUARE METRES, ARE IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA OF YUEN LONG. THE PURCHASERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE BUILDING COVENANTS OF $5.75 MILLION AND $8.3 MILLION WITHIN FOUR YEARS. THE PLOT RATIOS ARE 5.

THE LAST TWO SITES ARE AT FO TAN, SHA TIN, AND MEASURE 3 210 SQUARE METRES AND 2 870 SQUARE METRES. THE BUILDING COVENANTS ARE $27.45 MILLION AND $24.54 MILLION, ALSO TO BE COMPLETED IN FOUR YEARS, AND THE PLOT RATIOS ARE 9.5.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON DECEMBER 11, 1981. FURTHER DETAILS AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS AND THE EIGHT DISTRICT OFFICES.

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BUS REVIEW SUB-GROUP MEMBERS VISIT CMB DEPOTS ******

THREE PUBLIC MEMBERS APPOINTED TO THE BUS OPERATIONS REVIEW SUB-GROUP ON DEPOT REQUIREMENTS EARLY THIS MORNING TOURED ALL THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY’S DEPOT AND ON-STREET AND TERMINI PARKING FACILITIES.

THE THREE MEMBERS WERE MR STEPHEN CHEONG, AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, MR STEPHEN CHENG WUI-YAU, A LECTURER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES AT HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND MR HA WAI-LEUNG, A THIRD-YEAR STUDENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT THE POLYTECHNIC AND PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF STUDENTS.

THE PARTY WAS LED BY THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR RICHARD MEAKIN AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CMB, MR NGAN SHING-KWAN.

THE TOUR LASTED THREE HOURS, FROM 1 AM TO 4 AM WITH VISITS TO DEPOTS IN NORTH POINT, CHAI WAN, WONG CHUK HANG- BUS TERMINI AT NORTH POINT FERRY CONCOURSE, OCEAN PARK AND WAH FU ESTATE AND THE STREET PARKING BLACK SPOTS OF CHAI WAN.

THIS INSPECTION IS IN PREPARATION FOR THE FIRST MEETING OF THE BUS-GROUP SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 27.

THE WORK OF THE SUB-GROUP IS TO STUDY THE NEED FOR MORE CMB DEPOT FACILITIES AND TO RECOMMEND THE MOST ECONOMICAL METHOD OF MEETING LAND REQUIREMENT IN THIS REGARD.

THE MEMBERS WILL VISIT THE SAME SITE AGAIN ON NOVEMBER 24.

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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR YEAR OF THE DOG GOLD COINS

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL ISSUE A LIMITED QUANTITY OF $1 000 GOLD COINS TO COMMEMORATE THE COMING LUNAR NEW YEAR, THE YEAR OF THE DOG.

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN AS FROM MONDAY (NOVEMBER 23) WHEN FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM ALL BRANCHES OF THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION. CLOSING DATE AND TIME FOR APPLICATIONS WILL BE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1981 AT 3 PM.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (THURSDAY), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAIDi +THE PROCEDURES FOR APPLICATION WILL BE SIMILAR TO THOSE CF LAST YEAR EXCEPT THAT CHEQUES ON PERSONAL ACCOUNTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS WELL AS CASHIER’S ORDERS.

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♦HOWEVER, APPLICATIONS WILL BE RESTRICTED TO HONG KONG RESIDENTS WITH A HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD. IN THE EVENT OF OVER-SUBSCRIPTION FOR EITHER THE PROOF OR THE BRILLIANT C'.'CIRCULATED COINS, OR BOTH, ONLY ONE APPLICATION FROM EACH IDENTITY CARD HOLDER FOR EACH VERSION OF THE COIN WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE BALLOT.

♦ANY ADDITIONAL APPLICATION WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED BY COMPUTER PRIOR TO BALLOT I NG.+

THE YEAR OF THE DOG GOLD COIN IS THE SEVENTH IN A SERIES THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ISSUING, SINCE 1976, TO DEPICT ANIMALS OF THE CHINESE LUNAR CALENDAR.

THE NUMBER OF COINS STRUCK FOR EACH COIN IN THE SERIES IS LIMITED. THE WORLD-WIDE LIMIT FOR THE YEAR OF THE DOG COIN HAS BEEN SET AT 55 000- OF THESE 22 000 ARE IN PROOF CONDITION AND 33 000 ARE OF BRIGHT UNCIRCULATED QUALITY. OF THESE TOTALS, 14 000 PROOF COINS AND 18 000 UNCIRCULATED COINS HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD HOLDERS.

THE PROOF COINS ARE PRICED BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED VERSIONS

AT $3 300 EACH WHILE THE AT $2 200 EACH.

UNLIKE THE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED COIN, THE PROOF VERSION USES A SPECIALLY SELECTED BLANK AND THIS IS STRUCK WITH CONSIDERABLE FORCE BETWEEN CAREFULLY PREPARED AND ULTRA SHARP DIES. THE BLOW PRESSES THE DESIGN ON TO EACH SIDE OF THE BLANK AND ALSO AROUND THE EDGE.

THE PROOF VERSION IS FURTHER ENHANCED BY AN ATTRACTIVE FROSTING OF THE RELIEF DESIGN AND THIS IS ACHIEVED BY BLASTING THE DIES WITH IMMENSELY HARD PARTICLES. THE TABLE OF THE PROOF COIN IS PAINSTAKINGLY POLISHED WITH DIAMOND PASTE TO ACHIEVE A MIRROR-LIKE FINISH. THE COIN IS THEN IMPRESSED AGAIN WITH EXTRA FIRM PRESSURE TO ENSURE THE CLARITY OF DETAIL THAT IS UNIQUE TO PROOF COINS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DEMAND FOR THE YEAR OF THE DOG GOLD COINS IS EXPECTED TO BE HIGH BECAUSE OF THEIR FINE QUALITY, THE LIMITED SUPPLY AND THE FACT THAT THEY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

URGING INTERESTED RESIDENTS TO HAND IN THEIR APPLICATIONS EARLY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THEY SHOULD PRESENT THEIR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS BY HAND, TOGETHER WITH CASHIER’S ORDERS OR CHEQUES DATED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 1, 1981, MADE PAYABLE TO THE +HONG KONG GOVERNMENT 1982 S°ECIAL COIN ACCOUNT* BEFORE 3 PM ON THAT DAY, AT ANY OF THE FOLLO-ING BRANCHES CF THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION!

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7, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

82, NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

673, NATHAN ROAD, MONGKOK, KOWLOON.

150, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG, NEW TERRITORIES.

455-457, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES.

306, KING’S ROAD, NORTH POINT, HONG KONG.

40-50, DES VOEUX ROAD WEST, HONG KONG.

1, YUE MAN SQUARE, KWUN TONG, KOWLOON.

42, WONG CHUK HANG ROAD, ABERDEEN, HONG KONG.

1, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG.

THE COINS, LIKE THE OTHERS IN THE SERIES, HAVE A MILLESIMAL FINENESS OF 916.6 (22 CARATS) AND WEIGH 15.976 GRAMS WITH A DIAMETER OF 23.4 MM.

THE OBVERSE CARRIES A WELL-KNOWN PORTRAIT OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, WHILE THE REVERSE DEPICTS THE FIGURE OF A DOG. THE DESIGN OF THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE COIN WAS SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED FOR THIS ISSUE. EACH COIN WILL BE PACKAGED IN A PLASTIC SCREW TOP CAPSULE AND SUPPLIED WITH A PRESENTATION CASE AND A DESCRIPTIVE BOOKLET.

GOLD COINS WITH A FACE VALUE OF $1 000 WERE MADE LEGAL TENDER ON MAY 5, 1975.

THE YEAR OF THE DOG BEGINS ON JANUARY 25, 1982 AND ENDS ON FEBRUARY 12, 1983. THE DOG IS, THEREFORE, THE BIRTHDAY ANIMAL FOR ANY PERSON BORN BETWEEN THESE DATES AND FOR ANYONE BORN IN A PREVIOUS DOG YEAR.

THE DOG ALSO RULED OVER THE FOLLOWING PERIODS*

1910 - 11 (FEBRUARY ID, 1910 TO JANUARY 29, 1911) 1922 - 23 (JANUARY 28, 1922 TO FEBRUARY 15, 1923) 1934 - 35 (FEBRUARY 14, 1934 TO FEBRUARY 3, 1935) 1946 - 47 (FEBRUARY 2, 1946 TO JANUARY 21, 19*7) 1958 - 59 (FEBRUARY 18, 1958 TO FEBRUARY 7, 1-5?) 1970 - "I (FEBRUARY i, '.*73 TO JANUARY 26, 1*71)

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TUEN MUN FESTIVAL OPENS ON SATURDAY * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL OPEN THE TUEN MUN FESTIVAL 81 ON SATURDAY.

THE 16-DAY FESTIVAL IS BEING SPONSORED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS.

MORE THAN 20 EVENTS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED, INCLUDING ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES, EXHIBITIONS, COMPETITIONS, MUSICAL PROGRAMMES, DRAMA AND CANTONESE OPERA.

THE FESTIVAL BUDGET IS S300 000.

THE OPENING WILL INCLUDE A PARACHUTE PERFORMANCE BY THE FLYING DRAGON TEAM FROM SHEK KONG PARACHUTE CENTRE.

THREE EXHIBITIONS WILL BE HELD, INCLUDING A CHRYSANTHEMUM EXHIBITION SPONSORED BY AND TO BE HELD AT CHING CHUNG KOON, AN EXHIBITION AT THE RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICES OF WINNING ENTRIES IN THE FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION TO INCLUDE PICTURES BY PROMINENT PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND AN EXHIBITION AT WHICH PICTURES OF OLD TUEN MUN AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS WILL BE DISPLAYED, ALSO AT THE RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICES.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS TO ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, TAI HING ESTATE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRE, THE YWCA OFFICE AT SAN FAT ESTATE, TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE AND YAU 01 ESTATE OFFICE.

COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS FROM TUEN MUN AND OTHER DISTRICTS HAVE DONATED MORE THAN 120 PRIZES FOR A LUCKY DRAW TO BE HELD AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY ON DECEMBER 6.

THE ORGANISERS HAVE ARRANGED FREE TRANSPORT TO TAKE PEOPLE TO AND FROM ALL VENUES.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT 50 000 PEOPLE WILL ATTEND THE EVENTS.

THE FULL LIST OF FUNCTIONS IS AS FOLLOWSl

NOVEMBER 21: OPENING CEREMONY AND PARADE AT TUEN MUN TANG

SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND.

NOVEMBER 22: DANCE COMPETITION AT PO LEUNG KUK CENTENARY

COLLEGE, AND A CHINESE ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT CAR ITAS SOCIAL CENTRE.

NOVEMBER 23: A PUPPET SHOW AT TAI HING ESTATE.

NOVEMBER 27s A BALLET NIGHT AT CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE.

NOVEMBER 28. A DJ S*0* BY RTHK AT YAU 01 ESTATE, A

CULTS-SAnCc. NIGHT’ AT Ca- i aS sjCCIAL Ct'* RE AND - DRAMA NIG'HT A." NG CHOI SECONI ■

TECHNICA^ SCHOOL.

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NOVEMBER 291 AN OUTDOOR CONCERT AT TAI HING ESTATE- A TELE-

MATCH AT TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS

DECEMBER 4t A SINGING COMPETITION AT HOH FUK TONG COLLEGE.

DECEMBER 5i RHYTHM OF TUEN MUN CONCERT AT LEUNG KAU KU I

COLLEGE.

DECEMBER 61 CLOSING CEREMONY AND CARNIVAL AT TUEN MUN

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ATTENTION NEWS EDITORSx

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES. WILL OPEN THE TUEN MUN FESTIVAL 81 AT 8 PM ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 21) AT TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND. YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. GOVERNMENT TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 6.15 PM. STAFF OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION PRESS UNIT WILL ASSIST MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT FOR FESTIVAL OPENING *****

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED BETWEEN 6.30 PM AND 8 PM ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 21) FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TUEN MUN FESTIVAL 81.

DURING THE PERIOD, MING 01 STREET, BETWEEN TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD AND HO PONG STREET, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

TAI HING BRIDGE WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND AND THE SECTION OF HO PONG STREET, BETWEEN TAI HING BRIDGE AND MING 01 STREET, WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

VEHICLES TRAVELLING FROM TUEN MUN SAN HUI TO THE WEST SIDE OF THE NULLAH WILL BE DIVERTED VIA PUI TO ROAD AND TSUN WEN ROAD.

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STUDENTS URGED TO SUPPORT CLEAN-UP DRIVE M M M M

EDUCATION HAS A SIGNIFICANT PLACE IN THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, SAID MR C.C. WAN, CITY DISTRICT OFFICER FOR CAUSEWAY BAY AND NORTH POINT, THIS AFTERNOON (THURSDAY).

MR WAN WAS ADDRESSING STUDENTS OF THE ISLAMIC COLLEGE AT THE SCHOOL’S NINTH GRADUATION CEREMONY.

HE URGED THE STUDENTS TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN AND POINTED OUT THAT ADULTS AS WELL AS STUDENTS NEED TO BE EDUCATED TO KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN.

♦AND TO THIS END, CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES HAVE BEEN FORMED IN ALL DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND THE URBAN AREAS,* HE SAID.

THE FUNCTION OF THE COMMITTEES, HE SAID, IS TO GET THE COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CAMPAIGN AND TO MOTIVATE THE CITIZENS TO TAKE GREATER PRIDE IN THE HYGIENIC STANDARD OF THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT.

♦THEIR EFFORTS ARE TO BE TIED IN WITH THE WORK OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND THEIR COMMITTEES,♦ HE SAID.

♦WITH THEIR INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS, BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL HELP TO IDENTIFY THE BLACKSPOTS, ADVISE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE AND HOW OUR RESOURCES SHOULD BE DIRECTED.*

♦PUBLICITY WILL GO HAND-IN-HAND WITH PHYSICAL CLEAN-UPS,* HE SAID, BUT POINTED OUT THAT EDUCATION AND PHYSICAL CLEAN-UPS ALONE WILL NOT BE EFFECTIVE WITHOUT THE BACK-UP OF PROSECUTION AND THAT A TOUGHER APPROACH IS REQUIRED.

LEGISLATION IS BEING STRENGTHENED TO COVER LITTERING FROM VESSELS AND VEHICLES AND THE PENALTY FOR LITTERING HAS BEEN RAISED FROM $500 AND THREE MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT TO $5 000 AND SIX MONTHS.

♦OVER 5 700 OFFICIALS FROM 10 GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN EMPOWERED TO ENFORCE THE LAW IN ADDITION TO THEIR NORMAL DUTIES,* HE SAID, BUT STRESSED THAT +THEY ARE NOT OUT TO GET THE CARELESS OLD LADY WHO DROPS HER TISSUE, OR THE ABSENT-MINDED SMOKER WHO THROWS HIS CIGARETTE-END AND MISSES THE BIN.*

INSTEAD, HE SAID, THEY ARE OUT TO GET THE +3IG FISH*, THE BLATANT OFFENDERS WHO PURPOSELY DUMP THEIR WASTE BY THE ROADSIDE OR INTO THE HARBOUR FOR SHEER CONVENIENCE.

+WE MEAN BUSINESS AND WE ARE ABSOLUTELY DETERMINED THAT THIS CAMPAIGN WILL NOT BE A ONE-OFF EXERCISE BUT THAT THE CLEANLINESS ACHIEVED WILL BE MAINTAINED AFTERWARDS,* HE SAID.

HE CONGRATULATED THE STUDENTS AND WISHED THEM A BRIGHT AND HAPPY FUTURE.

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EXPERIMENTAL MOBILE ENQUIRY SERVICE * * * *

IN A FURTHER MOVE TO TAKE GOVERNMENT TO THE PEOPLE, WAN CHAI CITY DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE OPERATING A MOBILE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE ON A TRIAL BASIS ON TWO CONSECUTIVE SATURDAY AFTERNOONS THIS MONTH.

THE MOBILE COUNTER WILL OPERATE IN AN OPEN SPACE IN FRONT ‘.'0. 2 SUGAR STREET, CAUSEWAY BAY ON NOVEMBER 21 AND 28, FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM.

NORMAL SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THIS CENTRE, SUCH AS ADMINISTRATION OF STATUTORY DECLARATIONS, HANDLING OF ENQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF GOVERNMENT FORMS AND PAMPHLETS. ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.

THE MOBILE COUNTER HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AID, WHO HAS MADE AVAILABLE A SPECIALLY FITTED-OUT VAN, ORIGINALLY DONATED BY THE ROTARY CLUB CF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IF THE SERVICE PROVES POPULAR, IT MAY BE PROVIDED ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS.

EXTENSION OF SPEEDPOST NETWORK TO CHINA ******

THE THAT THE EXTENDED

POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR A.C. HEATHCOTE, ANNOUNCED TODAY SPEEDPOST ’CONTRACT’ AND ’ON DEMAND’ SERVICE WILL BE TO THE FOLLOWING CITIES IN CHINA AS FROM NOVEMBER 23

u.„ CHANGSHA, QINGDAO, DALIAN, QINGHUANGDAO, HANGZHOU, SHENYANG, HARBIN, WUHAN, NANJING, XIAN.

AT PRESENT, THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK TO CHINA IS CONFINED TO SIX CITIES ONLY.

THE EXTENSION IS PART OF THE CONTINUOUS EFFORT OF THE POST OFFICE TO IMPROVE THE SPEEDPOST SERVICES.

ITEMS POSTED TO THE CITIES LISTED WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE NEXT AFTERNOON AFTER POSTING.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY EE OBTAINED FROM THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BUREAU AT TELEPHONE 5-2671222.

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SEMINAR ON SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK *****

A SEMINAR ON +TEAMWORK APPROACH IN SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICE+ WILL EE HELD ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 21) FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS.

ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL GUIDING COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK, THE SEMINAR IS EXPECTED TO BE ATTENDED BY ABOUT 2OO PEOPLE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY! +IT IS HOPED THAT THROUGH THE SEMINAR, BETTER CO-OPERATION AND COLLABORATION AMONG PRACTITIONERS OF DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINES CAN BE OBTAINED FOR MORE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICES.+

THE SEMINAR WILL BEGIN WITH A FILM SHOW, FOLLOWED BY TWO SHORT SPEECHES ON ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF TEACHERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS IN SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK.

THERE WILL BE A PANEL DISCUSSION WITH A CASE PRESENTATION, TO BE FOLLOWED BY AN OPEN FORUM. ON THE PANEL WILL BE A SOCIAL WORK LECTURER, AN EDUCATIONIST, AN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, A YOUTH SERVICES EXPERT AND A POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER.

COUPLED WITH THESE WILL BE AN EXHIBITION ON SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK AND A SLIDE SHOW.

THE SEMINAR IS PART OF A SERIES OF PUBLICITY EFFORTS TO BE LAUNCHED BY THE CENTRAL GUIDING COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK.

THE COMMITTEE, WHICH WAS SET UP IN 1979 TO CO-ORDINATE AND DEVELOP SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK SERVICE, COMPRISES REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, SCHOOL HEADS AND AN INTERESTED INDIVIDUAL FROM THE ACADEMIC FIELD.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING, WAN CHAI, FROM 9 AM TO 12.30 PM ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 21). YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR.

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DANCE DRAMA AT TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL * * *

+NI-CHANG YU-YI FANTASY+, A DANCE DRAMA TO BE STAGED BY THE MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA PROMOTION COMMITTEES OF THE TSUEN WAN CULTURE AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING ASSOCIATION, WILL RAISE THE CURTAIN FOR THE FOURTH TSUEN WAN.ARTS FESTIVAL, TO BE HELD BETWEEN JANUARY 22 AND FEBRUARY 13, 1982.

THE FESTIVAL IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, TSUEN WAN CULTURE AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING ASSOCIATION AND THE MUSIC OFFICE.

+NI-CHANG YU-YI FANTASY*, THE OPENING PERFORMANCE FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL, IS A CHINESE CLASSICAL DANCE DRAMA WHICH INCORPORATES SINGING, DANCING AND DRAMATIC ART.

THE STORY OF THIS DRAMA IS TAKEN FROM THE *SONG OF LAMENT* BY BAI JU-YI, AN ESTEEMED POET OF THE TANG DYNASTY. IT UNFOLDS THE LOVE STORY BETWEEN EMPEROR MING OF THE TANG DYNASTY AND ONE OF HIS BELOVED IMPERIAL CONCUBINES, LADY YANG.

THE DRAMA WILL BE STAGED ON JANUARY 22 AND 27 AT 7.30 PM. BOTH PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AUDITOR IUM.

TICKETS FOR THE FIRST PERFORMANCE ARE AT $5 AND $3 , AND TICKETS FOR THE PERFORMANCE ON THE JANUARY 27 ARE AT $3 (STUDENT TICKETS), S5, $10 AND $15.

TICKETS FOR THE FOURTH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL, EXCLUDING THOSE FOR STUDENTS, ARE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH POSTAL BOOKINGS UNTIL DECEMBER 9. BLOCK BOOKINGS MAY ALSO BE MADE BY ASSOCIATIONS, SCHOOLS AND ORGANISATIONS.

BOOKING FOLDERS CONTAINING PROGRAMME DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, THE MUSIC OFFICE, THE BRITISH COUNCIL, ALLIANCE FRANCA ISE, GOETHE INSTITUTE, NEW TERRITORIES PUBLIC LIBRARIES, ALL DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES.

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NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT FOR PLB’S

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PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM USING THE WAI YIP STREET AND TAI YIP STREET ACCESS RAM°S TO ENTER THE TELFORD GARDENS FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 21).

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SECTION OF LAMBETH WALK IN CENTRAL WILL BE DESIGNATED AS A PLB CLEARWAY AND THESE BjSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PICK UP OR SET DON PASSENGERS BETwEtN 7 AM AND MIDNIGHT DAILY.

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ROAD SAFETY DRIVING COMPETITION FINALS * * *

THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN DRIVER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION FINALS WILL BE HELD IN MORSE PARK AREA NO. 3 ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 22).

THE EVENT, WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (HKAA), EMPHASISES THE FACT THAT SAFE DRIVING ON THE ROADS IS ESSENTIAL AND SHOULD BE THE CONCERN OF ALL DRIVERS.

THE GUEST OF HONOUR ON THE DAY WILL BE MR S. OSMOND, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE SHELL COMPANY (HONG KONG). OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL BE MR J.R. JOHNSTON, DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER (KOWLOON) AND MR R. HAUSER, PRESIDENT OF THE HKAA. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE STANDING CONFERENCE ON ROAD SAFETY, MR PETER MOOR WILL ALSO BE AMONG THE OTHER guests.

THE FINALS WILL START

THE FINALS WILL START AT 9.30 AM, WHEN DRIVERS COMPETE FOR THE TITLE OF ’DRIVER OF The YEAR’ FOR EACH OF THE FIVE -CATEGORIES OF VEHICLES, NAMELY, PRIVATE CARS, LORRIES, MOTORCYCLES CONTAINER VEHICLES AND DOUBLE-DECK BUSES.

THERE WILL BE A ROAD SAFETY DISPLAY PRESENTED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, TRAFFIC DIVISION INCLUDING THE ROAD SAFETY

AN ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME FEATURING LION DANCERS, THE SCHOOL ROAD SAFETY PATROLS BAND, THE 29TH SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL CORPS OF TRANSPORT’S MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM, A POLICE DOG DEMONSTRATION, A FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT DISPLAY AND A HOT AIR BALLOON,WILL BE PRESENTED IN THE AFTERNOON.

THIS SPECIAL ROAD SAFETY EVENT WILL ALSO MARK THE OPENING OF A ROAD SAFETY WEEK WITHIN KOWLOON DISTRICT.

THE EVENT IS OPEN TO ThE PUBLIC AND ADMISSION IS FREE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN DRIVER OF THE YEAR COMPETITION AT MORSE PARK AREA NO. 3 AT 9.30 AM ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 22).

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PRESS CONFERENCE BY ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCIES

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THE ICAC AND SIX ANTI-CORRUPTION AGENCIES FROM THREE COUNTRIES WILL BE JOINTLY HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY FOLLOWING THE WEEK-LONG MEETING OF THE INTER-AGENCY DISCUSSION ON CORRUPTION.

REPRESENTING THE ICAC WILL BE THE COMMISSIONER, MR PETER WILLIAMS AND THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER AND DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, MR GERRY HARKNETT. REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SIX AGENCIES ARE DATO’ A AZIZ AHMAD, DIRECTOR GENERAL, NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, MALAYSIA- MS JOYCE BLALOCK, INSPECTOR GENERAL, GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, WASHINGTON- LT EDWARD SIEDLICK, CHIEF INVESTIGATOR, DEPARTMENT OF INVESTIGATION, NEW YORK- MR JAMES A. MAIHER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF MUNICIPAL INVESTIGATION, TR0KEN» ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF MUNICIPAL DFVP?MR CHARLES E- VANN, INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION AGENCY, THE PHILIPPINES

fNOVEMBFRP?nSAT°T^Rr’?eETuJ!r™PE HELD AT 10,30 AM 0N SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 21) AT THE GIS THEATRE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 5TH FLOOR.

PHOTo"l!tpHEE?sT?5ScJR4RC?^l^ELN¥T."<VITE,> T° SEND «EP»TERS AND/OR

RETIREMENT MEMENTO

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THE DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES COMMAND, MR STANISLAUS M. ELCOCK WILL BE RETIRING SHORTLY AFTER SERVING 21 YEARS’ WITH THE HONG KONG FIRE SERVICES.

TO MARK HIS RETIREMENT, THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, M? FREDERICK WATSON PRESENTED A MEMENTO TO MR ELCOCK ON BEHALF CF HIS COLLEAGUES AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH POINT TODAY (THURSDAY).

MR ELCOCK HAD SERVED FOR ALMOST 11 YEARS IN FIRE BRIGADES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CYPRUS BEFORE JOINING THE HONG KONG FIRE BRIGADE IN DECEMBER I960 AS A STATION OFFICER.

HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS PRESENT RANK IN 1979.

IN HONG KONG, MR ELCOCK SERVED IN ALL FORMATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING THE FIRE PROTECTION BUREAU.

HE WAS AWARDED THE COLONIAL POLICE MEDAL (FIRE) FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE r 1975. HE WAS ALSO AWARDED THE COLONIAL FIRE BRIGADES LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL IN 1°71 AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE FIRST AND SECOND CLASPS TO THE MEDAL.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE.............. 1

PROVISIONAL NT REGISTER OP ELECTORS ....................... 4

TOO MUCH ARSENIC IN HERBAL PILL............................ 5

MAN NOT CHOLERA CASE....................................... 5

SQUATTER AREA RESIDENTS WARNED ABOUT HIGH FIRE RISK........ 6

BIG TENDER AWARDED ........................................ 7

ANNUAL INSPECTION AND PARADE .............................. 7

CHIEF SECRETARY TO REVIEW RED CROSS YOUTH RALLY ........... 8

MEMORIAL SERVICE .......................................... 8

TWO YUEN LONG SITES FOR TENDER............................. 9

TENDERS SOUGHT FOR SUBMARINE PIPELINE...................... 9

FORESHORE FOR LEASE........................................ 10

TRAFFIC PLAN FOR YUEN LONG/TUEN MUN WALK ................. 10

BEAUTIES HELP WITH ANTI-DRUG DRIVE......................... 11

NOVICE SQUASH COMPETITION AT SHA TIN ..........-.......... 11

1 000 TAKING PART IN SPORTS MEET ......................... 12

BEACH CARNIVAL TO BE HELD IN TSUEN JAN ................... 12

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1981

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LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE

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GOVERNMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS PROPOSED TO PROVIDE A MECHANISM FOR REGULATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANDLORDS AND TENANTS OF DOMESTIC PREMISES EXCLUDED FROM THE EXISTING RENT CONTROL LEGISLATION AND THOSE WHICH ARE SCHEDULED TO BE EXCLUDED IN FUTURE.

THIS PROPOSAL IS CONTAINED IN THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT)(NO. 2) BILL 1981 PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

COMMENTING ON THE BILL, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER ITS PROVISIONS THE LANDS TRIBUNAL WOULD BE EMPOWERED TO DECIDE WHETHER A TENANT OTHERWISE UNPROTECTED BY RENT CONTROL SHOULD BE GRANTED A NEW TENANCY AND TO DETERMINE THE TERMS OF THE NEW TENANCY WHERE THESE CANNOT BE AGREED BETWEEN THE LANDLORD AND THE TENANT.

UNDER THE BILL, A TENANT WILL BE ENTITLED TO APPLY TO THE LANDS TRIBUNAL FOR A NEW TENANCY WHENEVER THE CURRENT TENANCY IS APPROACHING EXPIRATION AND THE LANDLORD DOES NOT AGREE TO ITS RENEWAL. A NEW TENANCY WILL BE ORDERED BY THE LANDS TRIBUNAL UNLESS THE LANDLORD CAN ESTABLISH THAT HE REQUIRES THE PREMISES FOR HIS OWN OR HIS FAMILY’S OCCUPATION, THAT HE INTENDS TO REBUILD THE PREMISES OR THAT ONE OF THE OTHER SPECIFIED GROUNDS FOR OPPOSING THE GRANT OF A NEW TENANCY APPLY. THE BILL PROVIDES THAT THE DURATION OF ANY NEW TENANCY WILL BE FOR A PERIOD NOT EXCEEDING THREE YEARS.

WHERE A NEW TENANCY HAS BEEN ORDERED, THE PARTIES ARE FREE TO NEGOTIATE THE NEW RENT. IF AGREEMENT CANNOT BE REACHED, AN APPLICATION MAY BE MADE TO THE LANDS TRIBUNAL FOR A DETERMINATION OF THE NEW RENT. THE RENT DETERMINED WILL BE THE FAIR MARKET RENT, THAT IS, THE RENT AT WHICH, HAVING REGARD TO OTHER TERMS OF THE NEW TENANCY, THE PREMISES MAY REASONABLY BE EXPECTED TO BE LET, BUT DISREGARDING THE EFFECTS OF THE ORDINANCE.

THE TENANT MAY ELECT WITHIN ONE MONTH AFTER THE DETERMINATION OF ITS TERMS NOT TO TAKE UP THE NEW TENANCY, IN WHICH CASE HE MUST DELIVER UP POSSESSION WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

THE MEASURES ARE DESIGNED TO ENSURE A REASONABLE DEGREE OF SECURITY OF TENURE FOR TENANTS NOT OTHERWISE PROTECTED BY THE RENT CONTROL LEGISLATION. THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE PROPOSAL WAS NOT ANOTHER FORM OF RENT CONTROL BECAUSE THE GRANT OF ANY NEW TENANCY WOULD BE SUBJECT TO PAYMENT OF A FAIR MARKET RENT. THE BILL PROVIDES THAT THE SYSTEM WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE FROM DECEMBER 19, 1981.

ANOTHER PROPOSAL OF MAJOR IMPORTANCE IN THE BILL IS THE APPLICATION TO SUB-TENANCIES IN POST-WAR DOMESTIC PREMISES OF THE SAME SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING RENT INCREASES AS IS ENJOYED BY PRINCIPAL TENANTS.

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UNDER THIS PROPOSAL, THE MAXIMUM RENT INCREASE IN RESPECT OF SUB-TENANCIES WILL BE LIMITED TO HALF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CURRENT RENT AND THE FAIR MARKET RENT. SUBJECT TO THE INCREASE NOT EXCEEDING 30 PER CENT OF THE CURRENT RENT.

THE BILL ALSO SEEKS TO PUT INTO EFFECT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE OF REVIEW IN RESPECT OF CASES IN WHICH THE LANDLORD SEEKS POSSESSION OR OPPOSES THE GRANT OF A NEW TENANCY. BECAUSE HE INTENDS TO REBUILD THE PREMISES. THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE PROVIDED FOR THE DETERMINATION OF SUCH CASESI

(A) THE REBUILDING MUST RESULT IN A MATERIAL INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DWELLINGS FOR DOMESTIC USE OR IN ACCOMMODATION FOR NON-DOMESTIC USE, AND IN THE CASE OF A DEVELOPMENT FOR NON-DOMESTIC PURPOSES THE SITE MUST BE SUITABLE FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT- OR

(B) THE REBUILDING MUST BE DESIRABLE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REASONS- OR

(C) THE EXISTING BUILDING MUST BE BEYOND ECONOMIC REPAIR.

IN ADDITION, PROVISION IS MADE FOR THE IMPOSITION OF CONDITIONS, PARTICULARLY IN RELATION TO COMPENSATION, THE LODGING OF PLANS, CONTROL OF THE NUMBER OF DWELLINGS, VARIATIONS IN THE PLANS AND TIMING OF THE REDEVELOPMENT. PENALTIES ARE PROVIDED FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS IMPOSED.

THE BILL PROPOSES THAT A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION SHOULD BE PAYABLE TO TENANTS DISPOSSESSED AND THAT THIS SHOULD BE RELATED TO THE LENGTH OF THE TENANT’S RESIDENCE.

IT IS PROPOSED THAT WHERE A TENANT HAS BEEN IN OCCUPATION FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS, THE MINIMUM COMPENSATION PAYABLE WILL BE EQUAL TO THE RATEABLE VALUE OF THE PREMISES. THIS MINIMUM AMOUNT IS TO INCREASE TO 1.5 TIMES THE RATEABLE VALUE WHERE THE TENANT HAS BEEN IN OCCUPATION FOR BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE YEARS, AND TWICE THE RATEABLE VALUE WHEN THE PERIOD OF OCCUPATION EXCEEDS FIVE YEARS.

A FURTHER PROVISION IN THE BILL RELATES TO THE RATIONALISATION OF JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS UNDER THE ORDINANCE.

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A LESS FORMAL AND RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE FORUM, MOST OF THE JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS UNDER THE ORDINANCE ARE TO BE VESTED IN OR TRANSFERRED TO THE LANDS TRIBUNAL. ACCORDINGLY, THE TENANCY TRIBUNAL AND THE RENT TRIBUNAL ARE TO BE ABOLISHED.

CRIMINAL SANCTIONS UNDER THE ORDINANCE WILL, HOWEVER, CONTINUE TO BE HANDLED BY THE COURTS, AND APPEALS ON POINTS OF LAW UNDER THE ORDINANCE WILL REMAIN WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OF APPEAL.

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THE COMMISSIONER OF RATING AND VALUATION IS ALSO TO TAKE OVER MORE OF THE FACTUAL AND TECHNICAL MATTERS FALLING UNDER THE ORDINANCE. WHERE APPROPRIATE, THERE WILL BE PROVISION FOR APPEAL TO THE LANDS TRIBUNAL AGAINST A DECISION OF THE COMMISSIONER.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT IN FUTURE PROCEEDINGS, EXCEPT IN RESPECT OF APPEALS TO THE COURT OF APPEAL, EACH PARTY WILL BEAR HIS OWN COSTS. THE COURT OR TRIBUNAL WILL, HOWEVER, RETAIN THE DISCRETION TO AWARD COSTS AGAINST A PARTY ENGAGING IN FRIVOLOUS AND VEXATIONS PROCEEDINGS.

ALTHOUGH, UNDER THE BILL, POSSESSION CASES UNDER PART II OF THE ORDINANCE REMAIN WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE DISTRICT COURT, IT IS INTENDED THAT THIS FUNCTION ALSO WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE LANDS TRIBUNAL.

LEGISLATION TO ACHIEVE THIS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE NECESSARY AMENDMENTS TO THE LANDS TRIBUNAL ORDINANCE AND THE RULES TO COPE WITH THE TRIBUNAL’S NEW FUNCTIONS, IS IN THE COURSE OF PREPARATION. THIS LEGISLATION WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WITHIN THREE MONTHS.

THE BILL ALSO -

* SEEKS TO APPLY TO PRE-WAR DOMESTIC PREMISES

THE SAME PROVISIONS WHICH APPLY TO POST-WAR DOMESTIC PREMISES IN RESPECT OF INCREASES IN RENT WHERE IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN EFFECTED-

M RE-STATES CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF PART II OF THE

ORDINANCE TO CLARIFY THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE CONTRACTUAL PERIOD OF A TENANCY AND THE STATUTORY PERIOD-

* MAKES PROVISION FOR THE RIGHTS OF SUB-TENANTS WHERE THE LANDLORD APPLIES FOR POSSESSION OR OPPOSES THE GRANT OF A NEW TENANCY-

* PROVIDES FOR DIFFICULTIES IN RELATION TO PROSECUTIONS IN CASES WHERE THE LANDLORD HAS OBTAINED POSSESSION FOR PERSONAL USE OR REBUILDING BUT, THEREAFTER, DISPOSES OF THE PREMISES- AND

* STATES THAT, NEVERTHELESS, SUCH A DISPOSITION IS NOT VOID.

THE BILL WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AT ITS NEXT SITTING ON NOVEMBER 25, 1981.

THE SPOKESMAN CONCLUDED BY SAYING THAT IF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAD QUERIES ABOUT INDIVIDUAL CASES, THEY SHOULD SEEK LEGAL ADVICE OR APPROACH RENT OFFICERS OF THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT AT THEIR LOCAL CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, DISTRICT OFFICE OR THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT, FOR ASSISTANCE.

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PROVISIONAL NT REGISTER OF ELECTORS

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THE PROVISIONAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS (NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS) IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION UP TO DECEMBER 5.

THE REGISTER CONTAINS THE NAMES, IDENTITY CARD NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES OF ALL THE 193 812 REGISTERED ELECTORS FROM THE 46 NEW TERRITORIES CONSTITUENCIES.

MR WONG CHUN-WAH, REGISTRATION OFFICER, SAID i +NOTICES OF REGISTRATION HAVE BEEN SENT OUT INFORMING ELECTORS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES AND POLLING STATIONS FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON ‘"ARCH 4 NEXT YEAR.*

THE FULL REGISTER WILL BE OPEN FOR INSPECTION DURING OFFICE HOURS INCLUDING SATURDAY MORNINGS AT THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE, THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS AND THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS.

♦MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN ALSO INSPECT AT EACH OF THE EIGHT NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES THE PART OF THE PROVISIONAL REGISTER RELATING TO THAT PARTICULAR DISTR ICT,+ MR WONG SAID.

♦MOREOVER ELIGIBLE ELECTORS WHO HAVE MISSED THE RECENT REGISTRATION CYCLE HAVE A LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER AS A VOTER FOR THE UPCOMING NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

♦THEY CAN APPLY IN PERSON TO THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF BLOCK AA, EX-VICTORIA BARRACKS, DURING OFFICE HOURS FROM NOVEMBER 21 TO DECEMBER 5, AND HAVE THEIR NAMES ADDED TO THE ELECTORAL ROLL,* HE ADDED.

REGISTERED ELECTORS ARE URGED TO REPORT CHANGES OF RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS BEFORE NOVEMBER 30 SO THAT NECESSARY CHANGES TO THEIR DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES AND POLLING STATIONS MAY BE MADE.

THESE CHANGE OF ADDRESS FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ALL THE POST OFFICES, DISTRICT OFFICES AND CITY DISTRICT OFFICES.

THE BREAKDOWN OF REGISTERED ELECTORS FOR THE EIGHT NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARDS IS i ISLANDS DISTRICT (14 795), NORTH DISTRICT (19 429), SAI KUNG DISTRICT (5 922), SHA TIN DISTRICT (15 710), TAI PO DISTRICT (12 662), TSUEN WAN DISTRICT (71 009), TUEN MUN DISTRICT (25 6®4) AND YUEN LONG DISTRICT (28 591).

♦THE DIFFERENCE IN THE FIGURES IS MAINLY DUE TO THE VARIATION OF POPULATION IN EACH DISTR ICT,♦ MR WONG EXPLAINED.

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TOO MUCH ARSENIC IN HERBAL PILL * * *

FORENSIC PHARMACISTS OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAVE FOUND THAT A HERBAL PILL SOLD LOCALLY CONTAINS TOO MUCH ARSENIC.

ROUTINE SAMPLING OF THE +HAEMORRHOID PILLS* MANUFACTURED BY A LOCAL MEDICINE COMPANY SHOWED THAT EACH PILL CONTAINED 3.1 MG OF ARSENIC, WHEREAS THE DAILY ACCEPTABLE INTAKE OF ARSENIC AS RECOMMENDED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION IS 3.5 MG PER DAY FOR AN ADULT OF 70 KG BODY WEIGHT.

AS A DAILY DOSAGE OF 24 PILLS IS RECOMMENDED IN THE LITERATURE OF THE ^HAEMORRHOID PILLS*, THIS COULD BE HARMFUL TO THE CONSUMER, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE PRESENCE OF ARSENIC IN THE PILL IS DUE TO THE USE OF A CHINESE HERB CALLED REALGAR, WHICH IS ARSENIC DISULPHIDE, AS A COLOUR COAT, HE SAID.

THE MANUFACTURER OF THE HERBAL MEDICINE HAS BEEN WARNED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND HAS AGREED TO WITHDRAW ALL STOCKS FROM THE MARKET.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT FORENSIC PHARMACY INSPECTORS ARE CLOSELY WATCHING THE SITUATION TO ENSURE THAT ALL THE STOCKS ARE WITHDRAWN.

HE ALSO WARNED THAT RETAILERS OF THE MEDICINE SHOULD RETURN THE PILLS TO THE MANUFACTURER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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MAN NOT CHOLERA CASE

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A 71-YEAR-OLD SEAMAN WHO WAS ADMITTED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL ON WEDNESDAY SUFFERING FROM DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING HAS NOT BEEN INFECTED WITH CHOLERA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THIS MORNING THAT LABORATORY TESTS FOR CHOLERA PROVED TO BE NEGATIVE.

HONG KONG REMAINS A CHOLERA FREE AREA ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN TWO IMPORTED CASES SO FAR THIS YEAR.

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SQUATTER AREA RESIDENTS WARNED ABOUT HIGH FIRE RISK

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SQUATTER RESIDENTS WERE TODAY (FRIDAY) URGED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO FIRE SAFETY RULES DURING THE DRY SPELL, ESPECIALLY DURING WATER RESTRICTIONS.

THE APPEAL CAME FROM THE GOVERNMENT’S FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN PUBLICITY WORKING GROUP FOLLOWING THE RECENT SPATE OF SQUATTER FIRES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PUBLICITY WORKING GROUP SAIDi +NEARLY ALL FIRES ARE CAUSED BY CARELESSNESS, NEGLIGENCE OR IGNORANCE. IN MOST CASES, THEY CAN BE AVOIDED IF RESIDENTS OF SQUATTER AREAS OBSERVE THE BASIC FIRE PREVENTION RULES.♦

THE RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS I

* STORE COOKING FUEL SUCH AS KEROSENE AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS WELL AWAY FROM ANY SOURCE OF HEAT-

* DO NOT STORE MORE THAN ONE CONTAINER OF FUEL AT ANY TIME-

* NEVER FILL A KEROSENE STOVE OR HEATER WHEN IT IS ALIGHT-

* ALWAYS KEEP ALL ELECTRIC WIRES, PLUGS, INSTALLATIONS AND APPLIANCES IN GOOD CONDITION, AND HAVE THEM REGULARLY CHECKED BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRIC IAN-

* DO NOT CONNECT TOO MANY APPLIANCES TO ONE CIRCUIT-

* KEEP MATCHES AND CIGARETTE LIGHTERS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN-

* BURN JOSS STICKS AND WORSHIPPING ITEMS ONLY IN A METAL CONTAINER AND AWAY FROM ANY ADJACENT COMBUSTIBLES SUCH AS CURTAINS, CARTON BOXES ETC.-

M BEFORE GOING OUT OR RETIRING, MAKE SURE ALL COOKERS AND ELECTRIC APPLIANCES ARE SWITCHED OFF AND CIGARETTE ENDS COMPLETELY EXTINGUISHED.

TO DRIVE HOME THE FIRE-SAFETY MESSAGE, THE CIVILIAN INFORMATION TEAMS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND THE MOBILE UNIT OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN BROADCASTING TAPED MESSAGES IN THE MORE FIRE-PRONE SQUATTER AREAS AND VILLAGES.

BY BRINGING THE MESSAGE TO THEIR DOOR-STEPS, WE HOPE THAT THE RESIDENTS WILL MEED OUR ADVICE MORE READILY, AND MAKE AN EXTRA EFFORT IN PREVENTING FIRES,* HE ADDED.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1981

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BIG TENDER AWARDED *****

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY AWARDED A TENDER FOR A 55 510 SQUARE-f€TRE RESIDENTIAL SITE AT TAI TAM RESERVOIR ROAD TO TRI—VIEW LTD.. A SUBSIDIARY OF HSIN CHONG PROPERTIES LTD. AND CHYAU FWU INVESTMENTS LTD. AT A PREMIUM OF $1 160 000 000.

THE PURCHASER IS PROPOSING TO BUILD 600 FLATS FOR SALE AND IS TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 160 FLATS FOR GOVERNMENT QUARTERS.

THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT INCLUDES A SUPERMARKET. SWIMMING POOLS, TENNIS COURTS, SQUASH COURTS AND OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

A SECOND TENDER FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF A 7 251 SQUARE-METRE SITE AT WYLIE PATH WAS ALSO AWARDED TODAY.

... .«P£.SUCCESSFUL TENDERER IS TAK WING INVESTMENT (HOLDINGS) LTD. IN ADDITION TO A PREMIUM OF $41 000 000 THE DEVELOPER IS REQUIRED TO BUILD 120 FLATS FOR THE GOVERNMENT.

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ANNUAL INSPECTION AND PARADE *****

THE ST JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE WILL MOLD ITS ANNUAL INSPECTION AND PARADE. AT THE SOUTH CHINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION STADIUM ON SUNDAY MORNING (NOVEMBER 22).

THE INSPECTION AND PARADE WILL BE TAKEN IN TWO PARTS.

AT 11 AM, THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLENOSE WILL INSPECT THE PARADE AND TAKE THE MARCH PAST. AS WELL AS PRESENT LONG SERVICE MEDALS AND TROPHIES TO 33 BRIGADE MEMBERS.

PRIOR TO THAT, AT 10.25 AM THE COMMISSIONER OF THE BRIGADE, LEONARD CHIU. WILL TAKE THE INSPECTION AND MARCH PAST OF SOME 1 600 MEMBERS OF THE BRIGADE, COMMANDED BY MR MORRIS CHAN, AREA SUPERINTENDENT, HONG KONG ISLAND.

MR

PERSONNEL FROM THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE WILL JUDGE THE COMPETITIONS TO BE HELD DURING THE MARCH PAST.

THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE BAND WILL PROVIDE MUSIC.

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CHIEF SECRETARY TO REVIEW RED CROSS YOUTH RALLY

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE HONG KONG RED CROSS YOUTH SILVER JUBILEE RALLY AT THE HONG KONG STADIUM ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 22).

COMMEMORATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS YOUTH PROGRAMME, THE RALLY WILL BE ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 5 000 YOUTH MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS.

SIR PHILIP WILL REVIEW THE GRAND PARADE FORMED BY DIFFERENT GROUPS OF MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS. HE WILL ALSO ADDRESS THE GATHERING AND PRESENT AWARDS TO OUTSTANDING MEMBERS OF HE ORGANISATION.

THE PROGRAMME WILL START AT 10 AM AND VISITORS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE

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A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT ST MARGARET’S, WESTMINSTER AT 12 NOON (LONDON TIME) ON THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 26) FOR LORD GORONWY-ROBERTS WHO DIED IN HIS HOME IN NORTH WALES IN JULY THIS YEAR, AGED 67.

MR DAVID FORD, HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, WILL ATTEND THE MEMORIAL SERVICE ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT.

LORD GORONWY-ROBERTS, WHO WAS TWICE MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE AND AN MP FOR 29 YEARS, HAD BEEN DESCRIBED BY THE THEN ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR JACK CATER AS A TRUE FRIEND OF HONG KONG.

HE VISITED HONG KONG BETWEEN JANUARY 12-18, 1975 AND AGAIN MADE BRIEF STOPOVERS IN AUGUST 1976 AND MARCH 1978 WHEN TRAVELLING ON OFFICIAL VISITS TO MANILA AND AUSTRALIA.

THROUGHOUT HlS TERMS OF OFFICE, LORD GORONWY-ROBERTS SHOWED KEEN INTEREST IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS MADE BY HONG KONG, AND DEFENDED IT VIGOROUSLY AGAINST MISINFORMED AND UNJUST CRITICISMS.

LORD GORONWY-ROBERTS’ DEATH HAS BEEN DEEPLY FELT IN HONG KONG.

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TWO YUEN LONG SITES FOR TENDER

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THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION IS OFFERING TWO SITES IN YUEN LONG FOR DISPOSAL BY CASH TENDER.

DETAILS ARE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY)

ONE IS LOCATED IN FUNG CHEUNG ROAD AND MEASURES 805 SQUARE METRES. IT IS FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY USE WITH A BUILDING COVENANT CF $3.86 MILLION TO BE COMPLETED IN THREE YEARS.

THE OTHER SITE MEASURES 193 SQUARE METRES AND IS FOR DEVELOPMENT AS A DOMESTIC FUEL STORE. THE PURCHASER WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A BUILDING COVENANT OF $230 000 IN TWO YEARS.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON DECEMBER 18.

DETAILS AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS AND THE EIGHT DISTRICT OFFICES.

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TENDERS SOUGHT FOR SUBMARINE PIPELINE ft ft ft

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT INTENDS TO INVITE TENDERS SHORTLY FROM PRE-QUALIFIED CONTRACTORS FOR THE SUPPLY AND CONSTRUCTION OF A SUBMARINE PIPELINE FROM KOWLOON TO HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE PIPELINE WILL CONSIST OF TWIN MILD-STEEL MAINS WITH AN INTERNAL DIAMETER OF ABOUT 1 000 MM.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE SUBMARINE PIPELINE WOULD BE USED TO TRANSFER ADDITIONAL WATER ACROSS THE HARBOUR FROM KOWLOON TO HONG KONG ISLAND.

HE POINTED OUT THAT WATER SUPPLY ON HONG KONG ISLAND CAME MAINLY FROM RESERVOIRS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

♦THE ADDITIONAL PIPELINE AIMS TO COPE WITH THE INCREASING DEMAND,+ HE SAID.

♦THE EXACT ALIGNMENT OF THE PIPELINE HAS NOT YET BEEN DECIDED. HOWEVER, WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN NEXT YEAR FOR COMPLETION IN MID-1983.+

A NOTICE INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM APPROPRIATE CONTRACTORS TO CONTACT THE CONSULTING ENGINEERS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR INCLUSION IN THE PRE-QUALIFICATION LIST WAS PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE.

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FORESHORE FOR LEASE ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO GRANT A LEASE OF AN AREA OF ABOUT 1.65 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PIER AT CHEUNG SHA WAN RECLAMATION FOR GENERAL CARGO HANDLING.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEABED INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

ANY PERSON HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR CLAIMS OF PRIVATE RIGHT SHOULD SUBMIT THEM IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS FROM NOW.

THE NOTICE, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, WITH ITS RELATED PLAN HAS BEEN POSTED ON BOARDS NEAR THE SITE.

THE PLAN SHOWING THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEABED INVOLVED MAY ALSO BE SEEN AT THE PORT WORKS DIVISION, 8TH FLOOR, EMPIRE CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST, KOWLOON OR THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG OR THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD.

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TRAFFIC PLAN FOR YUEN LONG/TUEN MUN WALK ft ft ft

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 22) FOR THE ANNUAL YUEN LONG/TUEN MUN JOINT DISTRICTS WALK.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, TAI LAM CHUNG ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 5 PM. HOWEVER, FRANCHISED BUSES AND VEHICLES ISSUED WITH LABELS BY THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ROAD.

SPECIAL BUS SERVICES WILL BE RUN FOR THE WALK.

SPECIAL THROUGH ROUTE 61S FROM TAI HING VIA YUEN LONG TO SHEUNG TSUEN WILL RUN AT 12-MINUTE INTERVALS BETWEEN 8 AM AND 10.36 AM AND FROM SHEUNG TSUEN VIA YUEN LONG TO TAI HING BETWEEN 9 AM AND 11.36 AM AT A FLAT FARE OF $2.50.

SPECIAL ROUTE 52S FROM THE TAI LAM CUSTOMS AND EXCISE TRAINING SCHOOL TO TAI HING WILL RUN EVERY 10 MINUTES BETWEEN 1 PM AND 3.20 PM AT A FARE OF $1.50.

SPECIAL ROUTE 50S FROM TAI LAM CUSTOMS AND EXCISE TRAINING SCHOOL TO YUEN LONG WILL RUN EVERY 10 MINUTES BETWEEN 1.30 PM AND 4 PM AT A FARE OF $2.50.

FRIDA*, NOVEMBER 20, 1981

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BEAUTIES HELP WITH ANTI-DRUG DRIVE ft ft ft ft

SEVERAL HONG KONG BEAUTIES WILL BE AMONG THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE TAKING PART IN A +CELEBRITY SHOW+ IN SAU MAU PING ESTATE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) EVENING AND IN AN +ANTI-DRUG WALKATHON* IN CENTRAL DISTRICT ON SUNDAY MORNING.

THE ^CELEBRITY SHOW*, TO BE HELD AT NO. 10 PLAYGROUND IN SAU MAU PING ESTATE, IS ORGANISED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, WITH THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD.

THE EVENT, WHICH FORMS PART OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY PROGRAMMES FOR THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, IS AIMED AT PUBLICISING ANTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGES.

THE SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM FOLLOWING A SWITCH-ON CEREMONY TO BE OFFICIATED BY THE HON WONG LAM, UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

AMONG OTHER GUESTS OFFICIATING WILL BE MR PETER LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS- MR PETER PANG, CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (KWUN TONG) AND MISS MONA LO, MR CHAN KAN-CHOW AND MR LAM LEUNG-KEE, MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD.

THERE WILL BE SINGING AND DANCING PERFORMANCES BY WELL-KNOWN SINGERS AND TV ARTISTES AS WELL AS AN EXCITING TELE-MATCH GAME.

IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT, THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ALSO ORGANISED AN +ANTl-NARCOTICS WALKATHON* FOR SUNDAY MORNING IN SUPPORT OF THE DISTRICT’S ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN.

THE WALKATHON WILL BEGIN AT 9 AM, FOLLOWING A STARTING CEREMONY IN EDINBURGH PLACE. OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE M? ANTHONY CLARK, CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (CENTRAL AND WESTERN/ WAN CHAI)- MR PETER LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS- MR CHENG KAM-CHING, ACTING CITY DISTRICT OFFICER- MISS IRENE LO, MISS HONG KONG 1981- MISS WINNIE CHIN AND MISS DEBORAH MOORE, RUNNERS-UP OF THE 1981 MISS HONG KONG PAGEANT, TOGETHER WITH OTHER COMMUNITY LEADERS CF THE DISTRICT.

A TEA RECEPTION AND A LUCKY DRAW WILL THEN BE HELD IN BLAKE’S PIER GARDEN WHERE THE ROUND-THE-CENTRAL WALK ENDS.

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NOVICE SQUASH COMPETITION AT SHA TIN ft ft ft

ENTRIES FOR THE 1981 SWEETMAN CUP SHA TIN NOVICE SQUASH KNOCK-OUT COMPETITION WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 23).

THE COMPETITION IS TO BE HELD AT THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB SQUASH COURTS FROM DECEMBER 14 TO 19, AND WILL BE LIMITED TO 64 MEN AND 32 WOMEN FOR THE SINGLE’S KNOCK-OUT SECTIONS.

ENTRY FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUE SQUASH COURTS, THE SHA TIN URBAN SERVICES OFFICE AT LEK YUEN COMMUNITY HALL AND THE RECREATION PROMOTION UNIT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT FOURSEAS BUILDING, 208 NATHAN ROAD, 9TH FLOOR, KOWLOCK.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB SQUASH COURTS BY MONDAY.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1981

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1 000 TAKING PART * * * *

IN SPORTS MEET * *

MORE THAN 1 000 COMPETITORS WILL TAKE PART IN THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT ATHLETIC MEET TO BE HELD AT MONG KOK STADIUM ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 22).

THE ATHLETIC MEET, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT ANT I-NARCOTICS COMMITTEE AND SHAM SHUI PO COUNCIL FOR PROMOTION OF CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES, AIMS AT ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE AND MUTUL AID COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO PARTICIPATE IN IEALTHY SPORTING ACTIVITIES AND AT PUBLICISING THE ANTI-DRUG THEME.

TAKING PART WILL BE STUDENTS, WORKING YOUTHS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN SHAM SHUI PO, WHO WILL COMPETE IN A WIDE RANGE OF EVENTS, INCLUDING RUNNING, HIGH JUMP, BROAD JUMP, SOFT BALL THROWING AND SHOTPUT.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 9 AM WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS TAKING PART.

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BEACH CARNIVAL

TO BE HELD IN TSUEN WAN

ON

A CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD ON LIDO BEACH, CASTLE PEAK ROAD ON recT|V4i'0RNINS (N0VEMBER 22) AS PART 0F THE THIRD TSUEN WAN SPORTS • C V I I V M Im •

EVENTS WILL INCLUDE A BEACH PARADE, CANOE RACING RPArw pampq AND A PERFORMANCE BY THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICE BAND?

ABOUT 400 MEN AND WOMEN FROM LOCAL WATER SPORTS ORGAN I satiamq TERRnoR7es’wl!LLTT*K£ PART K0WL00N’ H0NG K0NG ISLA*D AND THE HEW

CHAU HAU-CHEN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW TERRITORIES BRANCH*OF THE ^6 KONG LIFE-SAVING ASSOCIATION, MR LAU HON-WAH, AND NEW WILSON? WILLSALSOCC^Fr^TEMENT’S ASS,STANT D,RECT0R. MR JAMES

HOHG k5n6CfE-SAJT“ ‘ND

WHICHT!lASF??iTZ?JTCT!S«|LiN^nOI?I!:Y 9RSAN,SEB BY THE DISTRICT BOARD ^PAOTMc^TALr2SAIf$nf??? °°0’ ’ MeV TERRITORIES SERVICES

THE RECREATION An; CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND THE

FEDERATION OF TSUEN WAN DIS“-! IC ' SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE PLACES NEEDED FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED .................. 1

KAM TIN RIVER TO GET MASSIVE CLEAN-UP ....................... 2

SECTIONS OF TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT MOVE TO OFFICES ............ 4

FIRST CHEUNG CHAU ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS ....................... 4

MONTH OF FUN STARTS IN SHAM SHUI PO ......................... 5

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CAR PARK ............................... 5

MAINTENANCE WORK ON HUNG HOM INTERCHANGE .................... 6

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ........................................ 6

FIRING PRACTICE REMINDER .................................... 7

FORTY COCKS COMPETE AT TAI PO ............................... 7

LANTAU CHILDREN CLEAN TWO POPULAR BEACHES ................... 8

WATER CUT IN TUEN MUN ....................................... 8

PUBLICITY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION ....................... 9

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 198

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MORE PLACES NEEDED FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, HAS EXPRESSED CONCERN AT THE SUBSTANTIAL SHORTFALL IN RESIDENTIAL PLACES FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED ADULTS WHO CANNOT BE CARED FOR AT HOME, OR WHO HAVE NO FAMILIES OR RELATIVES.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING TODAY (SATURDAY) OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS SHUN LEE HOSTEL FOR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED YOUNG PERSONS AT SHUN LEE ESTATE IN KWUN TONG, MR ALLEYNE SAID THE 1981 REVIEW OF THE REHABILITATION PROGRAMME PLAN HAD ESTIMATED A CURRENT REQUIREMENT OF 1 138 PLACES.

♦BUT AT PRESENT THERE ARE ONLY 222 RESIDENTIAL PLACES,+ M? ALLEYNE SAID. +OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS PROVISION WILL INCREASE BY ABOUT 400 ADDITIONAL PLACES BUT THIS IS STILL FAR SHORT OF THE ESTIMATED DEMAND WHICH WILL THEN HAVE GROWN TO ABOUT 1 200.♦

HE SAID PREMISES HAD BEEN RESERVED IN NEW PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES UNDER PLANNING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HOME RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHELTERED WORK.

RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED YOUNG PERSONS, ON THE OTHER HAND, IS MAINLY PROVIDED THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BOARDING FACILITIES IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS.

MR ALLEYNE NOTED THAT THE RED CROSS OPERATED FOUR SPECIAL SCHOOLS WITH RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES.

ON THE COMPLETION OF THE EXPANSION OF ITS BOARDING FACILITIES IN THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA SCHOOL, THE CURRENT SHORTFALL WILL BE REDUCED FROM 61 TO 19 IN 1982.

♦IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR, THERE WILL BE MORE THAN SUFFICIENT PLACES TO MEET THE ESTIMATED DEMAND,+ MR ALLEYNE SAID.

THE DIRECTOR PRAISED THE RED CROSS FOR BEING THE FIRST ORGANISATION HERE TO START PROVIDING RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR PHYSICALLY DISABLED SCHOOL CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.

♦THIS SERVICE STARTED 13 YEARS AGO IN TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATE, AND TODAY WE MARK THE EXPANSION AND REPROVISIONING OF THIS SERVICE TO THIS NEW HOSTEL,+ HE SAID.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1981

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KAM TIN RIVER TO GET MASSIVE CLEAN-UP ******

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO SPEND $4 MILLION TO BRING NEW LIFE TO THE MOST POLLUTED SECTIONS OF THE KAM TIN RIVER AND ITS CATCHMENT AREAS IN YUEN LONG, KAM TIN AND PAT HEUNG.

IT IS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE OF THE RIVER COURSE AND THE ADJACENT AREAS WHERE LIVESTOCK FARMING ACTIVITIES ARE CONCENTRATED, SAID THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH REGION) OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR BOWEN LEUNG, TODAY.

SPEAKING IN HIS CAPACITY AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING PARTY ON MEASURES AGAINST AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION IN THE YUEN LONG RIVER CATCHMENT. KAM TIN AND PAT HEUNG AREA. MR LEUNG SAID THE GROUP WAS SET UP IN SEPTEMBER AS PART OF THE EFFORTS UNDER THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

MEMBERS OF THE WORKING PARTY INCLUDE THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE HIGHWAYS DIVISION AND THE PORT-WORKS DIVISION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE.

A NUMBER OF MEASURES TO TACKLE AGRICULTURAL POLLUTION AND IMPROVE SANITATION OF THE AREA NEAR PAT HEUNG AND KAM TIN HAVE BEEN PLANNED AND AGREED, MR LEUNG SAID.

DREDGING OPERATION AT FIVE HEAVILY POLLUTED SITES ALONG KAM TIN RIVER INCLUDING PAT HEUNG OFF FAN KAM ROAD, KAM TIN BRIDGE NEAR KAM TIN VEGETABLE MARKET, SHEK KONG CAMP OPPOSITE TO THE EASTERN GATE, KO PO BRIDGE ON KAM TIN ROAD AND HUNG MO BRIDGE WAS LAUNCHED IN SEPTEMBER.

THE HIGHWAYS (NEW TERRITORIES) DIVISION HAD COMMISSIONED CONTRACTORS TO DREDGE THE RIVER COURSE AS WIDE AND AS DEEP AS POSSIBLE. A TOTAL OF 6 500 CUBIC METRES OF POLLUTANTS WAS CLEARED AWAY DURING THE EXERCISE WHICH COMPLETED LAST WEEK.

IN ADDITION, THE HIGHWAYS (NEW TERRITORIES) DIVISION HAS ALSO INCREASED THE FREQUENCY OF DESILTING THE YUEN LONG NULLAH TO TWICE A YEAR AT THE SECTIONS WITHIN THE TOWN, AND OTHER SECTIONS WILL BE CLEARED ONCE A YEAR AS AN ON-GOING EXERCISE.

THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS NOW CARRYING OUT A TWO-MONTH-LONG CLEARANCE AT VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE RIVER TOTALLING 13 KILOMETRES. THIS CLEAN-UP DRIVE WILL BE COMPLETED TOWARDS THE END OF DECEMBER.

ANOTHER PHASE OF OPERATION AT OTHER SECTIONS OF THE KAM TIN RIVER WILL BE MOUNTED BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND MAY NEXT YEAR AS PART OF THE RURAL AREA CLEAN-UP DURING THE COURSE OF THE ON-GOING CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

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MEANWHILE, THE NTSD WILL CONDUCT A SURVEY OF THE ADEQUACY OF REFUSE COLLECTION SERVICES IN THE AREA WITH AN AIM TO SEE WHETHER MORE FACILITIES WILL BE NEEDED.

AS FOR THE IRRIGATION WEIRS WHICH HAVE ACCUMULATED A LARGE AMOUNT OF BOTH AGRICULTURAL AND DOMESTIC WASTE AS A RESULT OF INDISCRIMINATE DUMPING BY FARMERS AND VILLAGERS, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO CARRY OUT AN OPERATION TO TIDY-UP MOST OF THEM AT PAT HEUNG AND KAM TIN AREAS.

THE AFD WILL LOOK INTO THE FEASIBILITY OF INSTALLING SCOURING VALVES AT SOME WEIRS AS AN ON-GOING CLEARING.

THREE WEIR CLEANSING TEAMS ARE ALSO BEING FORMED AND WILL START WORK ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 24) TO TAKE CARE OF FUTURE MAINTENANCE OF THE CLEANLINESS OF THE WEIRS.

ON THE OTHER HAND, GRANTS AND LOANS WILL BE GIVEN TO 176 FARM OPERATIONS IN PAT HEUNG FOR THE COST OF BUILDING MATERIALS TO ERECT WASTE TREATMENT FACILITIES AS A PRELUDE TO THE INTRODUCTION OF A LIMITED FARM WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES BY THE AFD.

THE FARMS ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE THE WASTE TREATMENT FACILITIES BY THE END OF DECEMBER. SITES FOR FIVE FARM WASTE COLLECTION POINTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND THE AFD IS PLANNING TO LAUNCH THE COLLECTION SERVICE ON A DOOR-TO-DOOR BASIS BEGINNING NEXT JANUARY.

IN CONNECTION WITH THIS, A COMPOSTING PLANT WILL BE SET UP AT KAI KEUNG LENG TO RECYCLE WASTE COLLECTED FROM THE FARMS WHILE PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A BIOGAS PLANT AT PAT HEUNG TO TREAT PART OF THE WASTE ARE BEING FORMULATED.

♦BUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE WORK DEPENDS LARGELY ON THE FULL CO-OPERATION BY FARMERS AND VILLAGERS AS WELL AS ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC,* SAID MR LEUNG.

+DUMPING FARM WASTE AND REFUSE INDISCRIMINATELY INTO THE RIVER COURSE WOULD ONLY RESULT IN OBNOXIOUS SMELLS, FLIES, POOR SANITATION AND HEALTH HAZARDS,* HE WENT ON.

WHILE STRESSING THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO MAINTAIN THE CLEANLINESS CONDITION OF THE STREAM COURSE, MR LEUNG SAID LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION WOULD ALSO BE STEPPED UP AGAINST ALL PEOPLE FOUND DUMPING REFUSE AND AGRICULTURAL WASTE INTO THE RIVER COURSE. OFFENDERS WOULD FACE A MAXIMUM FINE OF 15 000 AND A JAIL SENTENCE OF SIX MONTHS, MR LEUNG WARNED.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1981

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SECTIONS OF TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT MOVE TO NEW OFFICES

******

A NUMBER OF SERVICES RUN BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AT THEIR PRESENT HEADQUARTERS IN GUARDIAN HOUSE, WAN CHAI, WILL MOVE TO KOWLOON ON MONDAY.

THE ROAD TRANSPORT SECTION (KOWLOON) AND THE ROAD TRANSPORT SECTION (NEW TERRITORIES) WILL OPERATE FROM THE NEW KOWLOON REGIONAL OFFICE AT ROOM 2409, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 24TH FLOOR, 56 DUNDAS STREET.

THE MOVE WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SECTION (NEW TERRITORIES) WHICH IS PRESENTLY LOCATED AT PUI CHING ROAD IN KOWLOON.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT BUSINESS OF THE KOWLOON TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT REGISTRY, METER REVENUE COLLECTION SECTION AND CAR PARK SECTION WILL BE CONDUCTED FROM THE DUNDAS STREET OFFICE FROM MONDAY ONWARDS.

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FIRST CHEUNG CHAU ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS * * * *

A DRAMA NIGHT OPENED THE ONE-WEEK CHEUNG CHAU ARTS FESTIVAL TODAY (SATURDAY).

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING WAS ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, W? RICKY FUNG.

HE SAID HE HOPED THAT, FROM THE EXPERIENCE GAINED FROM ORGANISING A FESTIVAL ON CHEUNG CHAU, IT WOULD BE POSSIBLE TO RUN A FESTIVAL FOR THE WHOLE OF ISLANDS DISTRICT IN FUTURE.

THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE AND CHEUNG CHAU CULTURAL INTEREST ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, WITH ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD SPONSORSHIP.

THE DRAMA NIGHT WAS STAGED BY THE CULTURAL INTEREST ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION AT CHEUNG CHAU CARITAS ST. PAUL PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOL AND WILL BE REPEATED TOMORROW EVENING.

OTHER FESTIVAL EVENTS INCLUDE A PHOTOGRAPHIC AND CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY EXHIBITION AND A VARIETY SHOW. THE THREE-DAY EXHIBITION WILL START NEXT MONDAY AT CHEUNG CHAU RECREATIONAL CENTRE.

THE FESTIVAL WILL END WITH A VARIETY SHOW ON NOVEMBER 27 AT THE PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN WHICH CHEUNG CHAU STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS WILL TAKE PART. IT WILL INCLUDE RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS DISPLAYS, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, CHINESE CLASSICAL AND TRADITIONAL DANCING, SINGING AND A CANTONESE OPERA.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S OPENING WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE, MR FUNG PAK-TAI- AND THE V ICE-CHA I MEN, MR HO YUN-LAM AND MR CHANG CHUEN-KWAI.

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1981

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MONTH OF FUN STARTS IN SHAM SHU I PO

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MR G. BARNES, DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, OFFICIATED AT THE GALA OPENING OF THE SHAM SHUI PO FESTIVAL THIS (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON AT THE FA HUI PARK PLAYGROUND IN BOUNDARY STREET.

THE CEREMONY, WHICH MARKED THE OPENING OF A MONTH’S ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY SPIRIT IN THE DISTRICT AND TO INVOLVE LOCAL RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, WAS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD, GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES WHICH HAVE BEEN ORGANISED FOR THE MONTH CATER FOR ALL RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING THE HANDICAPPED. APPROXIMATELY $350 000 HAS BEEN ALLOCATED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD FOR THE FESTIVAL’S PROGRAMME.

A SPECIAL STALL DISPLAYING PROMOTION MATERIALS ABOUT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SERVED AS A TEMPORARY REGISTRATION STAND FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION ELECTORS.

ANOTHER REMINDER OF THE MAIN REASON FOR THE MONTH’S ACTIVITIES WAS A GIANT BANNER WITH THE SLOGAN +SHAM SHUI PO LIVES BETTER WITH DISTRICT ADMIN I STRATI0N + SUSPENDED FROM A HELIUM-FILLED BALLOON.

THE FAMOUS TV PERSONALITY, MISS LISA WANG, ALSO ATTENDED THE CEREMONY TO HELP PUBLICISE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

WELL-KNOWN SINGERS MR LI LUNG-KI, MR JOHNNY YIP AND MISS LAU YING-HUNG JOINED RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG DISC JOCKEYS TO ENTERTAIN THE SPECTATORS.

THE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME ALSO INCLUDED A DRAGON DANCE, A LION DANCE, A POLICE BAND PERFORMANCE AND A DANCE BY SCHOOL CHILDREN. THERE WERE 30 GAME STALLS FOR CHILDREN, IN ADDITION TO A NUMBER OF SPECIAL STALLS FEATURING TRADITIONAL CHINESE ARTS. OTHER ATTRACTIONS INCLUDED A MINIATURE TRAIN, A PARROT SHOW AND A DISPLAY OF CARTOON FIGURES.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CAR PARK

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Jin LEVELS OF THE STAR FERRY MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK

JvUNT£NANCFSwnJN TURNS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 23 AND DECEMBER 11 FOR । in 1 m 1 WUKK.

PARKING ON THE ROOF WILL BE CLOSED FROM ™E FIRST FLOOR FROM NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER BETWEEN DECEMBER 7 AND 11.

NOVEMBER 23 TO 27-4 AND THE GROUND FLOOR

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1981

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MAINTENANCE WORK ON HUNG HOM INTERCHANGE

M M M K M

THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM CHATHAM ROAD NORTH TO HONG CHONG ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM NOVEMBER 23 TO 25 FOR TWO PERIODS TO ALLOW FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK.

THE SLIP ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10.30 PM ON NOVEMBER 23 TO AM ON NOVEMBER 24, AND AGAIN FROM 10.30 PM ON NOVEMBER 24 TO

4 AM ON NOVEMBER 25.

niisiNR THE CLOSURE PERIODS, TRAFFIC FROM CHATHAM ROAD NORTH HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL MAY USE CHATHAM ROAD S^yTH, CH£«S wK ROAD, HO»S TAI PATH, HONG CHONG ROAD (NORTH-BOUND) AND HONG CHONG ROAD (SOUTH-BOUND).

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS

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A SECTION OF WING LOK STREET, BETWEEN RUMSEY STREET AND WING SING STREET, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM MONDAY (NOVEMBER 23) BETWEEN 7 PM AND 6 AM FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS TO FACILITATE PIPE LAYING WORKS.

DURING THE PERIOD EASTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HILLIER STREET AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE TEMPORARILY ALLOWED TO USE HILLIER STREET.

ALSO ON MONDAY, AP LEI CHAU MAIN STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORKS.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING AP LEI CHAU MAIN STREET FROM LEI CHEE ROAD THROUGH THE TEMPORARY RAMP CONNECTING THE TWO ROADS.

ALSO, VEHICLES TRAVELLING WESTBOUND ALONG DES VOEUX ROAD WEST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT AT A POINT ABOUT 70 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HILL ROAD FROM IQ AM.

SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1981

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FIRING PRACTICE REMINDER

KKK

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN/CASTLE PEAK RANGE BETWEEN 8 AM AND 5 PM FROM TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 24) TO THURSDAY (NOVEMBER 26).

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING PRACTICE TIMES.

AREA WHEN

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FORTY COOKS COMPETE AT TAI PO K * * *

A 51-YEAR-OLD MOTHER OF EIGHT, MADAM CHAN LAI, IS THE COOKING CHAMPION OF TAI PO.

THIS (SATjm?)EA?KRSoON7ANTS ‘ L°CAL C°°K '"8 C0HPETm01*

DISHESTH?NC0B?JEHS^T?R^1NA^?')ABT??^:t'!|E?nSNL|: EVERYDAV

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FACILITIES AND INGREDIENTS WERE PROVIDED BY

o5ners? incorJobations!™ICT °FFICE’ L0CAL MUTUAL Al° COMHITTEES

s™por?edTSy meIbers8^™ ir0Upam I u es!"0 *ere accompan 'ED

THE OLDEST ENTRANT WAS AGED 69 AND THE YOUNGEST 18.

MADAM CHAN LAI RECEIVED THE FIRST PRIZE, A REFRIGERATOR.

THE FIRST RUNNER-UP, TAM SO-NGOR AGED 80 WON a waqminp nl ?I-y7 JhoEwas™6Cyears ?ld.W°N by THE SECOlil> RUN"ER’UP’

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1981

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LANTAU CHILDREN CLEAN TWO POPULAR BEACHES *****

FIFTY PUBLIC-SPIRITED CHILDREN FROM THREE SCHOOLS TODAY (SATURDAY) MOUNTED AN EXTENSIVE CLEAN-UP AT TWO POPULAR BEACHES ON LANTAU ISLAND AS PART OF THE MASSIVE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN NOW IN FULL SWING THROUGHOUT THE OUTLYING ISLANDS.

THEY ARE STUDENTS OF TA I 0 PUBLIC SCHOOL, WING CHOR SCHOOL AND FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION TAI 0 PRIMARY SCHOOL OF LANTAU.

THE YOUNGSTERS STARTED THE CLEAN-UP ON THE BEACH OF SAN SHEK WAN ON THE NORTH COAST OF LANTAU IN THE MORNING.

THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO SHA LO WAN AT THE NORTH-EAST 0“ TA I 0 IMMEDIATELY AFTER A LUNCH BREAK IN THE AFTERNOON.

ACCOMPANIED BY THEIR TEACHERS, THE CHILDREN SPENT SIX HOURS PICKING UP LITTER FROM THE HOLIDAY RESORTS AND REMOVED ABOUT 100 BASKETS OF DEBRIS LEFT BY HOLIDAY MAKERS AND CAMPERS WITH THE BACK-UP OF CLEANSING STAFF FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

JOINING THE CLEAN-UP DRIVE WERE THE DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES MR JIMMY SWEETMAN, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SOUTH REGION) CF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR JAMES WILSON, AND THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF ISLANDS, MR YUNG CHING-FONG.

AT THE END OF THE EXERCISE, THE CHILDREN EXPRESSED THEIR HOPE THAT THE BEACHES WOULD NOT BE SPOILED BY THE HORDES OF PICNICKERS EXPECTED TO ENJOY THEIR OUTINGS THERE.

WATER CUT IN TUEN MUN

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO PREMISES IN AREA 4-B, TUEN MUN NEW TOWN WILL BE CUT OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 23) FOR WATER MAINS CONNECTION.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1981

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PUBLICITY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION * * * *

IN ORDER TO SUPPORT AND PUBLICISE THE NEW DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (EASTERN) HAS GX^A+PH0T0GRAPH,C C0MPET|TI0N ENTITLED +EASTERN DISTRICT 111 r n Uyn tO o + a

_ _ THE Of the competition is to AROUSE The INTEREST Of the public in photography and to increase their understanding OF the DEVELOPMENT AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF EASTERN DISTRi?K G CI-7C PHOTOGRAPHS SHOULD BE IN COLOURED 4R (4” X 6”)

SIZE. WINNERS OF THE BEST EIGHT ENTRIES WILL EACH BE AWARDED A SOUVENIR AS WELL AS A CAMERA DONATED BY KODAK (FAR EAST) LTD.

the deadline for entry is December i i98i entry forms arf ™E CITV DISTBICT OrFI"E UWTERM) Iio ITS S "E OUd—UFFI Leo•

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR MURRAY PRAISES ST JOHN aMBULANCE BRIGADE.................... 1

CHIEF SECRETARY INSPECTS FIRE DISASTER AREA..................... 2

COMMUNITY SERVICES MUST MEET CHaNGING NEEDS, SAYS SIR PHILIP 3

SAFETY ON SCHOOL OUTINGS ....................................... 4

NEW RO/J) FOR TUEN MUN.......................................... 4

REPORT ON QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY ............................ 5

CAREERS »82 EXHIBITION ......................................... 7

TICD BRANCH MOVES TO NEW OFFICE ................................ 8

TaI PO MARRIAGE REGISTRY Gains popularity....................... 9

Tai po Market stalls for auction ............................   10

TWO pavilions to be built on lantau............................ 11

CALENDAR ON MmRINE LIFE ON SALE ............................... 11

foundation stone Laying ceremony for SaI kung sports ground 12

GUZHENG hND ERHU RECITaL ...................................... 13

SALT WaTER cut ................................................ 13

SNT STARTS COMMUNITY CHEST WaLK................................ 14

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1981

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SIR MURRAY PRAISES ST JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, COMMENDED THE ST JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE FOR PROVIDING A LONG AND MUCH NEEDED FIRST-AID MEDICAL SERVICE TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

♦HONG KONG IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE SO MANY DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN PREPARED TO DEVOTE MUCH OF THEIR FREE TIME FOR THIS COMMUNITY SERVICE,* HE TOLD THE 1 600 MEMBERS OF THE BRIGADE WHO TOOK PART IN THEiR ANNUAL PARADE TODAY (SUNDAY).

SIR MURRAY SAID THIS COMMUNITY SPIRIT WAS CHARACTERISTIC OF HONG KONG WHERE THE CONTRIBUTION MADE BY DISCIPLINED VOLUNTEER ORGANISATIONS WAS SO GREAT, AND WHICH GAVE TO SO MANY A SENSE OF CIVIC PURPOSE.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECHi

COMMISSIONER, OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE ST JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE,

IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO REVIEW THE BRIGADE TODAY AND TO PRESENT TROPHIES AND LONG SERVICE MEDALS.

THE ORDER OF ST JOHN HAS A LONG TRADITION. THE HONG KONG BRANCH OF THE BRIGADE HAS ALREADY PROVIDED THE LOCAL COMMUNITY WITH 66 YEARS OF SERVICE - A RECORD OF WHICH ALL OF YOU CAN BE PROUD.

THE ST JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE PROVIDES A MUCH NEEDED FIRST-AID MEDICAL SERVICE AND HONG KONG IS FORTUNATE TO HAVE SO MANY DEDICATED MEN AND WOMEN PREPARED TO DEVOTE MUCH OF THEIR FREE TIME FOR THIS COMMUNITY SERVICE. THIS COMMUNITY SPIRIT IS CHARACTERISTIC OF HONG KONG WHERE THE CONTRIBUTION MADE BY DISCIPLINED VOLUNTEER ORGANISATIONS IS SO GREAT, AND WHICH GIVES TO SO MANY A SENSE OF CIVIC PURPOSE. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY ORGANISATIONS LIKE THE ST JOHN AMBULANCE BRIGADE FOR FOSTERING THIS SPIRIT.

I AM THEREFORE MOST PLEASED TO LEARN THAT THE BRIGADE IS EXPANDING ITS ACTIVITIES, ESPECIALLY IN THE NEW TERRITORIES TO MEET THE EVER GROWING DEMANDS OF THE NEW TOWNS. IN THIS, THE BRIGADE HAS BEEN SUPPORTED BY MANY WELL-WISHERS WHO HAVE DONATED GENEROUSLY TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF NEW EQUIPMENT AND NEW AMBULANCES.

AS HONG KONG CONTINUES TO GROW AND PROSPER, AND AS OUR PE 'LE CONTINUE TO ENJOY MORE LEISURE AND RECREATIONAL PURSUITS, DEMANDS ON THE SERVICE WHICH THE BRIGADE PROVIDES SO ABLY WILL INCREASE. I AM CONFIDENT THE BRIGADE, UNDER THE ABLE LEADERSHIP OF THE COMMISSIONER, MR CHIU, AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF MR MARDEN, WILL MEET THIS DEMAND AND WILL MEET THE CHALLENGES AHEAD.

I CONGRATULATE YOU ALL ON YOUR EXCELLENT BEARING AND TURN-OUT TODAY AND WISH YOU EVERY SUCCESS IN FUTURE.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1981

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CHIEF SECRETARY INSPECTS FIRE DISASTER AREA

TIM eI^-rrH-!-ELS/9RETART’ SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, WENT TO LAM TIN ESTATE THIS (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON TO SEE FOR HIMSELF THE DISASTER CAUSED BY THE SERIOUS FIRE LAST NIGHT AT LAM MEI TSUEN, 01 WAH TSUEN AND YUEN MO TSUEN.

HE VIEWED THE AREA FROM THE ROOFTOP OF BLOCK 4 OF THE ESTATE WHERE HE SPOKE TO MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA.

SIR PHILIP EXPRESSED HIS GRATITUDE TO ALL CONCERNED. HE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE WAY IN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED +HAVE YET AGAIN RALLIED ROUND AND PERFORMED WITH SUCH EFF ICIENCY.+

+1 ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD TURNED UP IN FORCE BECAUSE THEY HAPPENED TO BE AT A MEETING NEARBY AND SAW THE BLAZE. THEY CAME OVER TO DO WHATEVER THEY COULD TO ASSIST WHICH I MUST SAY I FOUND VERY GRATIFYING INDEED.+ HE SAID.

MEMBERS OF THE LAM TIN MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE ALSO TURNED UP TO HELP WITH RELIEF WORK.

SIR PHILIP SAID THAT SOME 4 800 PEOPLE MADE HOMELESS BY THE FIRE WOULD HAVE TO BE ACCOMMODATED ELSEWHERE — ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. ♦INITIALLY, OF COURSE LARGELY IN TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION. BUT EVENTUALLY THEY WILL HAVE TO BE PROVIDED WITH ACCOMMODATION OF A SEMI-PERMANENT NATURE.+

SIR PHILIP SAID THAT THE SHAM SHU I PO TRANSIT SHELTER WAS FOR THE MOMENT THE ONLY AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR FAMILIES MADE HOMELESS BY THE FIRE. THIS MEANT THAT THE CONVERSION OF THE CAMP INTO A PUBLIC PARK WOULD HAVE TO BE POSTPONED.

ACCOMMODATION WAS ALSO BEING PROVIDED IN THE GOVERNMENT DOCKYARD IN CANTON ROAD FOR SINGLE MEN WITHOUT A HOME BECAUSE OF THE FIRE.

ASKED IF HE THOUGHT THAT THE SQUATTERS COULD BE RE-HOUSED ON THE FIRE SITE, SIR PHILIP SAID THAT THE FUTURE OF THAT PIECE OF LAND WOULD HAVE TO BE RE-ASSESSED. +IF FOR THE SAKE OF ARGUMENT IT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR ANY PURPOSE FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS, THEN CLEARLY THAT WOULD BE ONE SITUATION. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND IF IT WAS SCHEDULED FOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS, THEN MAY BE THE DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE BROUGHT FORWARD. TO PERMIT THEM TO MOVE BACK FOR SUCH A SHORT PERIOD WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE UNWISE,* HE SAID.

ANSWERING ANOTHER QUESTION, SIR PHILIP STRESSED THAT BETTER ORDER WAS NEEDED WITHIN SQUATTER AREAS. HE SAID THAT THE LAYOUT OF THE HUTS SHOULD BE MORE ORDERLY AND THERE SHOULD BE FEWER ILLEGAL ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS. THERE SHOULD ALSO BE BETTER DISCIPLINE OVER THE USE OF LPG INSTALLATIONS IN PARTICULAR.

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+AND OF COURSE, ABOVE ALL, QUICKER AND BETTER ACCESS FOR THE FIRE SERVICES. THE PROBLEM OF ACCESS TO THIS SITE HAS TO "E SEEN TO BE BELIEVED,* THE CHIEF SECRETARY SAID.

AFTER SPENDING ABOUT ONE HOUR AT LAM TIN, SIR PHILIP, ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR GRAHAM BARNES, WENT TO THE SHAM SHU I PO TRANSIT SHELTER.

HE SPENT ABOUT HALF AN HOUR LOOKING AT FACILITIES THERE.

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COMMUNITY SERVICES MUST MEET CHANGING NEEDS, SAYS SIR PHILIP * * *

EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY SERVICES MUST HAVE REGARD TO NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, SAID THE CHIEF SECRETARY SIR PHILIP v°DAY (SUNDAY> AT THE RED CROSS YOUTH MOVEMENT SILVER xAJd ILtt hALLt.

THE CHANGING

AN$ THE NEEDS WERE MORE DIVERSE IN THE COMPLEX SOCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE 198OS THAN IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO, HE SAID.

+ALTHOUGH WE HAVE JUST BEEN REMINDED THAT ONE HARSH REALITY OF THE 195OS IS STILL WITH US TODAY — SQUATTER AREAS AND ^AKER F’RES “ SUCH ,S THE CONTINUING PROBLEM OF HOUSING THIS LARGE COMMUNITY DESPITE THE VAST BUILDING PROGRAMMES PUT £ "ANDTHE SHEK KIP MEI DISASTER ON CHRISTMAS EVE IN + nt ADDED.

SIR PHILIP TOLD THE 5 000 MEMBERS TAKING PART IN THE RALLY THAT WITH MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF OUR POPULATION BELOW THE AGE

MEMBERS OF OTHER ORGANISATIONS HAD AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO MAKE TO THE WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT OF OUR COMMUNITY BY + INDIVIDUAL AS WELL AS COLLECTIVE* EFFORT.

HE NOTED THAT THERE WERE MANY AREAS OF SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY WORK IN WHICH YOUTH VOLUNTEERS WERE ACTIVE TODAY. +THIS NOT ONLY MEETS A DEMAND, BUT ALSO ENABLES THE BEST OF PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED PERSONNEL,* HE SAID.

USE TO BE MADE

PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY SERVICES, HE SAID, ALSO HELPED YOUNG PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE REALITIES AND PROBLEMS OF LIFE, TAUGHT THEM THE VALUE OF CO-OPERATION WITH OTHER PEOPLE, HELPED THEM ACQUIRE USEFUL SKILLS, ENABLED THEM TO ENJOY MANY FRIENDSHIPS AND ENCOURAGED SELF-BETTERMENT TO THE ULTIMATE BENEFIT OF ALL.

SIR PHILIP ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE PIONEERS AND PRESENT AMBERS OF THE RED CROSS YOUTH MOVEMENT WHICH BEGAN IN 1956.

♦THROUGH TOTAL DEDICATION TO THE WELL-BEING OF THE COMMUNI IT SERVES, THE MOVEMENT IS UNIVERSALLY RECOGNISED AS A VIBRANT FORCE IN OUR NETWORK OF COMMUNITY SERVICES,* HE SAID.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1981

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SAFETY ON SCHOOL OUTINGS

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A CIRCULAR OUTLINING CERTAIN SAFETY PRECAUTIONS DURING SCHOOL OUTINGS HAS BEEN ISSUED TO ALL SCHOOLS BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

+IT CONTAINS A SIMPLE PROCEDURE JOINTLY DEVISED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE WHICH, IF CAREFULLY tH9U»D«BE 0F HELP T0 school AUTHORITIES IN ENSURING THE SAFETY OF THE PUPILS CONCERNED,+ AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN

WHEN STUDENTS, INSPECTOR

ORGANISING EXCURSIONS, PICNICS AND FIELD TRIPS FOR SCHOOLS SHOULD FIRST WRITE TO THE SUB-DIVISIONAL POLICE

FULL DETAILS P‘"TY ,NTE"DS T° VIS,T PRC"'IDING

LEADERS OF THE OUTING SHOULD REPORT TO tHE DUTY OFFICER OF THE LOCAL POLICE STATION UPON COMPLETION OF THE VISIT.

♦SCHOOL HEADS ARE REMINDED THAT OUTINGS AND FIELD TRIPS SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY EXPERIENCED AND RESPONSIBLE PERSONS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

INSTRUCTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO ALL STUDENTS GOING ON FIELD TRIPS THAT THEY SHOULD REPORT THEIR RETURN IMMEDIATELY TO THEIR LEADERS OR THE SUB-DIVISION CONCERNED IF THEY RETURN INDEPENDENTLY OF THE MAIN GROUP, HE ADDED.

SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHOULD ALSO ADVISE PARTICIPANTS TO CARRY THEIR IDENTITY CARDS OR JUNIOR IDENTITY CARDS, AND THOSE UNDER 11 YEARS OF AGE SHOULD CARRY SOME FORM OF IDENTIFICATION.

NEW ROAD FOR TUEN MUN X K X

THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SERVICE ROAD IN THE NORTHERN PART OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

THE WORK INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE EXTENSION OF AN EXISTING SERVICE ROAD RUNNING AT THE NORTH-WESTERN FRINGE OF THE NEW TOWN AND A SMALL ROUNDABOUT AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR LAM TEI.

THE EXISTING ROAD BRIDGE ACROSS LAM TEI CHANNEL WILL BE MODIFIED AND A NEW COVERED FOOTBRIDGE CONSTRUCTED IMMEDIATELY NORTH OF IT.

THIS SECTION OF ROAD WILL FORM PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE ROAD AND TRANSPORT NETWORK PROPOSED FOR TUEN MUN NEW TOWN. IT WILL PROVIDE IMPORTANT ACCESS TO THE NORTH-WESTERN PART OF TUEN MUN INCLUDING A HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND A SECONDARY SCHOOL NOW BEING CONSTRUCTED IN THE NEWLY FORMED LAND AT THE NORTH-EASTERN SIDE OF CASTLE PEAK MENTAL HOSPITAL.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROJECT IS SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE IN FEBRUARY 1982 AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT NINE MONTHS.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1981

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REPORT ON QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY X M * * M

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED THE RESULTS OF THE QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY CONDUCTED IN OCTOBER 1981.

ABOUT 800 FIRMS FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AND BUSINESSES. FORMING A CROSS-SECTION OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, WERE ASK^D ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE IN THE 3RD QUARTE& OF 1981, AND THEIR BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS FOR THE 4TH QUARTER OF 1981.

THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY SHOW THAT IN GENERAL, BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN THE 3RD QUARTER OF 1981 HAD IMPROVED OVER THE 2ND QUARTER. THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH EXPECTATIONS RECORDED IN THE 2ND QUARTER SURVEY.

EXPECTATION FOR THE 4TH QUARTER IN GENERAL POINTS TO FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN THE LEVEL OF BUSINESS COMPARED WITH THE 3RD QUARTER, BUT MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE SEASONAL NATURE OF THE TRADE INVOLVED, SUCH EXPECTATION VARIES BETWEEN RESPONDENTS IN DIFFERENT SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY.

WHILE THOSE IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR EXPECT THE SEASONALLY HIGH LEVEL OF BUSINESS EXPERIENCED IN THE 3RD QUARTER TO BE MAINTAINED INTO THE 4TH QUARTER, THOSE IN THE SERVICES SECTORS EXPECT FURTHER IMPROVEMENT. RESPONDENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR EXPECT SOME SMALL IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR GENERAL BUSINESS SITUATION IN THE 4TH QUARTER, COMPARED WITH THE 3RD QUARTER.

WITHIN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS PERFORMANCE WAS EXPERIENCED IN THE 3RD QUARTER IN ALMOST ALL INDUSTRIES, WITH THE EXCEPTIONS OF THE 'FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS’ AND ’WATCHES AND CLOCKS’ INDUSTRIES.

THE DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS EXPERIENCED BY RESPONDENTS IN THESE TWO INDUSTRIES WAS WORSE THAN HAD BEEN EXPECTED IN THE PREVIOUS SURVEY DONE IN JULY. BY CONTRAST, WHILE RESPONDENTS IN THE ’TEXTILES’ INDUSTRY HAD EXPECTED A DETERIORATION, AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS WAS RECORDED IN THE 3RD QUARTER.

RESPONDENTS IN SUCH MAJOR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES AS THE ’WEARING APPAREL’, ’WATCHES AND CLOCKS’, ’ELECTRONICS’ AND ’MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURING’ INDUSTRIES EXPECT THEIR LEVEL OF BUSINESS ATTAINED IN THE 3RD QUARTER TO BE MAINTAINED INTO THE 4TH QUARTER.

RESPONDENTS FROM OTHER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, HOWEVER, EXPECT A DECREASE IN THEIR LEVEL OF BUSINESS WHICH OBVIOUSLY CONFORMS WITH THE USUAL SEASONAL PATTERN. IN FACT, WHEN COMPARED WITH THE MORE SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS EXPECTED BY RESPONDENTS AT THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR, IT APPEARS THAT THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME IMPROVEMENT IN THE UNDERLYING BUSINESS SITUATION.

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FIRMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR REPORTED IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN THE 3RD QUARTER BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT EXPECTED BY THEM IN THE PREVIOUS SURVEY DONE IN JULY. EXPECTATION FOR THE 4TH QUARTER POINTS TO SOME FURTHER SMALL IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS WHICH CONSTRASTS WITH STRONG ANTICIPATION FOR IMPROVEMENT EXPRESSED AT THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

IMPROVEMENTS IN BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN THE 3RD QUARTER WERE REPORTED BY FIRMS IN THE ’OTHER SERVICES’ SECTOR AND THE ’RESTAURANTS’ BUSINESS. A CONTINUED FAVOURABLE TREND OF BUSINESS WAS FORESEEN BY THESE FIRMS IN THE 4TH QUARTER.

RESPONDING FIRMS IN THE ’WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE’ AND ’HOTELS’ SERVICE EXPERIENCED A DECLINE IN BUSINESS IN TH 3RD QUARTER BUT THEY EXPECT A BUSINESS RECOVERY IN THE 4TH QUARTER. THE DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS OF FIRMS IN THE ’WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE’ SECTOR DURING THE 3RD QUARTER WAS CONTRARY TO EXPECTATIONS EXPRESSED BY RESPONDENTS IN THE PREVIOUS SURVEY DONE IN JULY.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT STATED THAT THE SURVEY DATA, OBTAINED WITH A MINIMUM TIME LAG, WAS BASICALLY INTENDED TO PROVIDE ONE SOURCE OF REFERENCE FOR MAKING A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION IN HONG KONG.

APART FROM A LIMITED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS REQUIRING ANSWERS IN QUANTITATIVE TERMS, FIRMS WERE ASKED TO COMPARE THE QUARTER JUST PAST WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND SIMILARLY FOR THE FORTHCOMING ONE, AND ONLY HAD TO INDICATE WHETHER, IN THEIR OPINION, A CERTAIN VARIABLE WAS ’UP’, ’SAME’ OR ’DOWN’.

BALANCE OF OPINIONS OF RESPONDENTS WERE TABULATED AND ANALYSED, AND WHERE APPROPRIATE THEY WERE INTERPRETED ALONG WITH RESULTS OBTAINED IN EARLIER SURVEYS.

THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT IN A SURVEY OF THIS NATURE, CONSIDERABLE RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN THE INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS AS IT WAS DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH PRECISELY THE EXTENT TO WHICH RESPONDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE PAST AND THE FUTURE ACCORDS WITH THE UNDERLYING TRENDS.

COPIES OF THE REPORT, CONTAINING AN ANALYSIS AND STATISTICAL TABLES ON VARIOUS ECONOMIC VARIABLES, HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO FIRMS TAKING PART IN THE SURVEY AND TO OTHER BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS. MEMBERS OF PUBLIC MAY OBTAIN COPIES FROM GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, AT $3 PER COPY.

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CAREERS '82 EXHIBITION * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE IN SEARCH OF CAREERS WILL BE ABLE TO EXPLORE THE WORLD OF WORK AT AN EXHIBITION TO BE STAGED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27.

CO-SPONSORED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE CAREERS ’82 EXHIBITION IS SCHEDULED TO BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE AT 3 PM.

FROM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO DECEMBER 7, IT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 6.30 PM DAILY.

TAKING PART IN THE 10-DAY EXHIBITION WILL BE 22 EXHIBITORS FROM THE INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE SECTORS, PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND THE GOVERNMENT.

THE EXHIBITORS FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR COME FROM MANY FIELDS, INCLUDING MANUFACTURING, BANKING, HOTEL SERVICES, CONSTRUCTION, SOCIAL SERVICES, PUBLIC UTILITIES AND FINANCE.

EACH EXHIBITOR WILL HAVE A DISPLAY STAND TO ILLUSTRATE, BY MEANS OF CHARTS, PHOTOGRAPHS, MODELS AND OTHER AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS, THE NATURE OF THE JOBS, ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS, CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING, PROMOTION PROSPECTS AND OTHER RELATED INFORMATION IN ITS OWN SPHERE OF WORK.

EACH EXHIBITION STAND WILL ALSO BE MANNED BY EXPERIENCED STAFF TO ANSWER ENQUIRIES BY VISITORS ON JOB OPENINGS, APPLICATION PROCEDURES, ETC. INFORMATION LEAFLETS WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED TO VISITORS BY INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITORS.

THE EXHIBITION IS STAGED ANNUALLY BY THE DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE SINCE 1972 IN ORDER TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE TO OBTAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD OF WORK.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY): +CHOOSING A CAREER IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS A YOUNG PERSON HAS TO MAKE IN HIS LIFE. IT IS HOPED THAT BY STAGING A CAREERS EXHIBITION ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD BE ASSISTED IN MAKING A RIGHT START IN THE CHOICE OF THEIR CAREERS.+

THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION HAS BECOME A MAJOR FUNCTION FOR THE PROMOTION OF CAREERS EDUCATION IN HONG KONG, ATTRACTING MORE THAN 100 000 VISITORS IN RECENT YEARS.

TO MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANNUAL EVENT THIS YEAR, A SERIES OF CAREER-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES WILL BE STAGED AT EDINBURGH PLACE DURING THE EXHIBITION PERIOD, INCLUDING A +COMPUTERISED JOB FAMILY TENDENCY EXERCISE+, A SPECIAL FEATURE-OF-THE-DAY DISPLAY AND A SERIES OF LIVE SHOWS.

ABOUT 14 000 STUDENTS FROM 86 SCHOOLS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPUTER EXERCISE IN ORDER TO FIND OUT THE JOB FAMILIES BEST SUITED TO THEM.

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THE FEATURE-OF-THE-DAY DISPLAY WILL SHOW THE RANGE OF CAREER SERVICES IN HONG KONG, BASIC CONCEPTS IN CAREERS CHOICE, EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES IN GENERAL, ATTITUDE TOWARDS WORK AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF WORKING LIFE. A SPECIAL HANDOUT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO TIE IN WITH THE TOPIC OF EACH DAY.

THE LIVE SHOWS WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE PR IS IONS DEPARTMENT, THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE, FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT, CIVIL AID SERVICES, CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, URBAN COUNCIL AND URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE, AND THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY' TRAINING CENTRE.

EACH PARTICIPANT WILL STAGE A FULL-DAY PROGRAMME HIGH IGHTING THE VARIOUS FACETS OF ITS WORK BY MEANS OF DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS, ETC.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE LIVE SHOWS WILL BE BOTH INFORMATIVE AND ENTERTAINING. FOR EXAMPLE THERE WILL BE, AMONG OTHER ITEMS, A SKIN-DIVING PERFORMANCE TO DEMONSTRATE THE SEARCH FOR NARCOTICS, DEMONSTRATIONS BY THE POLICE’S SPECIALIST UNITS, PERFORMANCES BY BANDS, DOG SHOWS, FOLK SONG AND FOLK DANCE PERFORMANCES, DISPLAY OF POLICE VEHICLES AND FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE DEMONSTRATIONS OF BRICK-LAYING, CARPENTRY AND BAMBOO SCAFFOLDING AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAYS OF COUNTRY PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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TICD BRANCH MOVES TO NEW OFFICE * * *

THE TRADE CONTROLS INVESTIGATION BRANCH OF THE TRADE industry AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT, FORMERLY LOCATED IN OCEAN CENTRE kSEloJn SngM?oVngD T° THE HENNESSY centre' 500 henness?ErASa^TauseS2?L^?,' _, _ FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY), THE BRANCH WILL BE OPERATING from CONTACT 5-7908209?NESSY CENTRE‘ F0R FURTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE°

ALSO FROM TOMORROW. THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE VFWiriF padpa EXAMINATION SUB-STATION WILL TRANSFER ITS OPERATION FROM JKS? kiii

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TAI PO MARRIAGE REGISTRY GAINS POPULARITY *****

WITH THE OPENING OF THE TAI PO BIRTH AND MARRIAGE REGISTRY IN JULY 1979, MARRIAGE REGISTRATION SERVICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED AND EXPANDED.

♦THIS REGISTRY IS VERY POPULAR AMONG RURAL RESIDENTS WHO WANT TO GET MARRIED. IT HAS ALSO HELPED REDUCE MUCH PRESSURE FROM THE BUSY MARRIAGE REGISTRIES IN THE URBAN AREAS,+ THE DEPUTY REGISTRAR IN CHARGE OF THE REGISTRY, MR KWOK SAU-FUNG SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

♦THE OPENING OF THIS REGISTRY IS TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO RESIDENTS FROM THE NORTHERN PART OF TAI PO SUCH AS TAI MEI TUK, CHUNG MEI, WU KAU TANG, SAN UK VILLAGE AND OTHER EXTENSIVE AREAS IN SHA TIN,+ HE SAID. +HOWEVER, OUR RECORDS SHOW THAT MANY COUPLES MARRIED HERE CAME FROM THE URBAN AREAS.+

♦LAST YEAR, A TOTAL OF 3 500 MARRIAGES WAS PERFORMED AND 3 535 NOTICES OF INTENDED MARRIAGES TAKEN BY THIS REGISTRY, NEARLY 30 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL FIGURE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES,+ HE SAID.

LAST YEAR THERE WERE 12 601 MARRIAGES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 20 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE 1979 TOTAL OF 10 323.

♦THIS IS DUE TO TWO MAIN FACTORSi FIRSTLY, THE GROWING POPULATION IN THE NEW TERRITORIES IN RECENT YEARS, AND SECONDLY, THE FACT THAT VILLAGERS NOW REALISE THAT MARRIAGE REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL IN PROVING THEIR MARITAL STATUS WHEN APPLYING FOR PUBLIC HOUSING, PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, AS WELL AS IN TAXATION AND MIGRATION MATTERS,+ MR KWOK SAID.

HE SAID ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES OF APPLYING FOR MARRIAGE REGISTRATION IN THIS REGISTRY IS THAT IT SAVES EXTRA WAITING TIME.

♦ONCE REGISTERED, COUPLES NEED TO WAIT ONLY 15 CLEAR DAYS, THE STATUTORY PERIOD FOR EXHIBITING MARRIAGE NOTICES, BEFORE THE CEREMONY CAN BE PERFORMED. WHEREAS IN SOME OF THE BUSIER REGISTRIES IN URBAN AREAS, THE WAITING TIME COULD BE SLIGHTLY LONGER,+ HE SAID.

THE REGISTRY, WHICH IS ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING IN TING KOK ROAD, PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES i

(A) A PICTURESQUE GARDEN WITH AN EXCELLENT BACKGROUND FOR PHOTOGRAPHS-

(B) A BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED MARRIAGE CEREMONY HALL WITH A SEATING CAPACITY OF 20 AND ROOM FOR MANY STANDEES- AND

(C) A COMFORTABLE BRIDAL ROOM WITH DRESSING TABLES AND LARGE MIRRORS.

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THE REGISTRY OPENS FROM 8.45 AM TO 5.15 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 9 AM UNTIL NOON ON SATURDAYS. IT IS ALSO THE ONLY MARRIAGE REGISTRY IN THE NEW TERRITORIES THAT PROVIDES SERVICES ON SUNDAY MORNINGS.

SERVICES ON SUNDAY BEGAN ON JANUARY 25, 1981. SINCE THEN A TOTAL OF 218 COUPLES HAS MADE USE OF SUCH FACILITIES TO REGISTER THEIR MARRIAGES IN THE REGISTRY - AN AVERAGE OF 26 MARRIAGES A MONTH.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE 12 MARRIAGE REGISTRIES IN HONG KONG -FIVE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, THREE IN KOWLOON AND FOUR IN THE NEw TERRITORIES.

THE REGISTRIES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE LOCATED If TAI PO, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN AND SHEUNG SHU I. IN ADDITION, THERE IS ALSO A MOBILE TEAM TO PROVIDE REGULAR SERVICES TO RESIDENTS LIVING IN REMOTE AREAS SUCH AS SAI KUNG, SHA TIN, CHEUNG CHAU AND TAI 0.

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TAI PO MARKET STALLS FOR AUCTION

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THREE STALLS AT TWO TAI PO MARKETS WILL BE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION ON WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 25).

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM AT THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF MEI TAK BUILDING, KWONG FUK ROAD, TAI PO, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

TWO OF THE STALLS ARE AT THE TAI PO MARKET FOR SELLING VEGETABLES AND FISH WHILE THE REMAINING ONE IS AT THE TAI PO KUK TENG MARKET FOR SELLING FRESH MEAT.

THE UPSET MONTHLY RENT FOR THE VEGETABLES, FISH AND FRESH MEAT STALLS ARE $70, 1100 AND $200 RESPECTIVELY.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS CAN START BUSINESS ON DECEMBER 1 FOR A CONTRACT PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ONLY PERSONS AGED 21 OR ABOVE CAN TAKE PART IN THE AUCTION AND POTENTIAL BIDDERS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE AUCTION VENUE.

INTERESTED PERSONS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE TAI PO URBAN SERVICES OFFICER ON TELEPHONE 0-677111 (EXT. 158) FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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TWO PAVILIONS TO BE M M M *

BUILT ON LANTAU *

FOLLOWING REQUESTS FROM MUI WO AND TAI 0 RURAL COMMITTEES THE o*bnNI?^,STR,CT B0ARD ,S T0 SPEND OOO ON BUILDING TWO ' rAV IL IONS•

AT MUI PATH TO LAI BE SITED AT SITTING-OUT

WO, THE PAVILION WILL BE BUILT CHEE GARDEN VILLAGE, WHILE THE LEUNG UK CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND BENCHES.

CLOSE TO THE ACCESS TAI 0 PAVILION WILL AND WILL INCLUDE

^,L!9NS’ EACH COSTING >33 500, WILL SERVE AS RAIN SHELTERS FOR VISITORS AND SITTING-OUT AREAS FOR VILLAGERS.

WORK ON THE TWO PAVILIONS IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE PROJECTS ARE BEING SUPERVISED BY ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE WORKS SECTION.


CALENDAR ON MARINE LIFE ON SALE

X X X X

THE 1982 CALENDAR AND SPECIAL PICTURE BOOK ON MARINE LIFE PRODUCED BY THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION ARE NOW ON SALE AT $26 EACH.

BOTH THE CALENDAR AND THE BOOK ARE THE 13TH IN THE SERIES WHICH BEGAN IN 1970 TO MARK THE ORGANISATION’S FIRST 25 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE LOCAL FISHING INDUSTRY.

THE PUBLICATIONS ARE COMPILED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH DIVISION OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT.

THE 12 FISH FEATURED IN THE 1982 PUBLICATIONS ARE YELLOW BELLY, WHITEFIN WOLF-HERRING. STARRY TRIGGERFISH, SOLDIERFISH, LIZARDFISH, BOARFISH, BLOTCHED GRUNT, LADYFISH, YELLOW GOATFISH, BANDED BIGMOUTH BREAM, MOON WRASSE AND CARDINAL SEABREAM.

BESIDES THE COMMON NAME IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE LANGUAGES AND THE SCIENTIFIC NAME OF THE FISH, THE FEATURES, SIZE, HABITAT, DISTRIBUTION AND OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION OF THE FISH ARE ALSO GIVEN IN THE PUBLICATIONS.

THE PUBLICATIONS CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE SUPPLIES SECTION OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AT ROOM 204, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, KOWLOON AND THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT CONNAUGHT PLACE.

A LIMITED STOCK OF CALENDARS AND BOOKS OF PREVIOUS YEARS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR SALE FROM THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT SALES OUTLET.

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FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY FOR SAI KUNG SPORTS GROUND *****

A FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY FOR THE SAI KUNG TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 24).

THE SECRETARY FOR NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, THE DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR JIMMY SWEETMAN, AND SIR SHIU-KIN TANG WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY AT 3.30 PM ON TUESDAY.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS NOW IN FULL SWING THANKS TO THE GENEROUS DONATION OF 13 MILLION FROM SIR SHIU-KIN, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES.

COSTING |6 MILLION, THE SPORTS GROUND IS BEING DESIGNED AND BUILT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. ON COMPLETION, IT WILL BE MANAGED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE FIRST PROPER SPORTS FACILITIES FOR THE PEOPLE OF SAI KUNG WILL HAVE A STANDARD FLOODLIT GRASS FOOTBALL PITCH, A 400-METRE SIX LANE ALL-WEATHER RUNNING TRACK WITH A FULL RANGE FACILITIES OF TRACK AND FIELD AND A COVERED STAND FOR ABOUT 1 000 SPECTATORS.

OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDING BASKETBALL COURTS WHICH CAN ALSO BE USED FOR VOLLEYBALL AND TENNIS, AND CHANGING ROOMS AND PARKING SPACES WILL ALSO BE BUILT.

THE MUCH NEEDED SPORTS GROUND IS LOCATED ON RECLAIMED LAND ADJACENT TO THE SAI KUNG POLICE STATION IN THE NEW TOWN. CONSTRUCTION OF THE SPORTING CENTRE IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED NEXT SUMMER.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY FOR THE SAI KUNG TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND IN SAI KUNG ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 24) AT 3.30 PM.

TRANSPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE. A 9-SEATER VAN WILL LEAVE THE JUNCTION OF HANKOW ROAD AND MIDDLE ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY. A GIS OFFICER WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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GUZHENG AND ERHU RECITAL XXX

THE PROGRAMME OF THE FOURTH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL WILL BE MUCH ENRICHED WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF TWO OUTSTANDING CHINESE MUSICIANS, SO CHUN-POR AND WONG ON-YUEN.

.. solo,st so CHUN-POR AND ERHU PLAYER WONG ON-YUEN

TSUEN WAN HALL AUD,T0RIUH

IS AN INTERNATIONALLY-ACCLAIMED GUZHENG SOLOIST. HE *!G9.4L^C!TALS F0R THOUSANDS OF CHINESE MUSIC LOVERS AS WELL AS CLASSES TO GUZHENG STUDENTS.

PROGRAMME FOR HIS FESTIVAL RECITAL WILL INCLUDE +LANTERN FESTIVAL* AND +XIANG QING* (GUZHENG RECITALS), +CHINESE FANTASIA* (GUZHENG AND PIANO DUET), +SONG OF GOOD HARVEST* AND +DANCE OF THE LION* (ZHENG ENSEMBLES).

WONG IS THE NEWLY APPOINTED CONCERT MASTER OF THE HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA. HE IS NOTED FOR HIS WIDE AND VARIED ERHU VIRTUOSITY AND LYRICAL INTERPRETATION OF ERHU MUSIC.

HE WILL PLAY WORKS BY LIU TIEN-HWA, HUANG HAI-WEI, CHU HOK YEE AND OTHERS.

THE TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL, TO BE HELD BETWEEN JANUARY 22 AND FEBRUARY 13, 1982, WILL BE JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, THE TSUEN WAN CULTURE AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING ASSOCIATION AND THE MUSIC OFFICE.

TICKETS FOR TH RECITAL AT $5, $10 AND $15 ARE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH POSTAL BOOKINGS UNTIL DECEMBER 9.

PROGRAMMES AND POSTAL BOOKING FOLDERS ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, MUSIC OFFICE, BRITISH COUNCIL, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, GOETHE INSTITUTE, NEW TERRITORIES PUBLIC LIBRARIES, DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND CITY DISTRICT OFFICES.

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SALT WATER CUT XXX

SALT WATER BETWEEN 10

OFF FOR

SUPPLY TO SEVEN AREAS IN KOWLOON WILL BE TURNED AM AND 4 PM ON TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 24) TO ALLOW REMOVAL WORK OF PUMP DELIVERY AND REFLUX VALVE AT THE KWUN TONG SALT WATER PUMPING STATION. b UN

THE AREAS TO BE AFFECTED WILL INCLUDE SAU MAU PING, NGAU TAU KOK, JORDAN VALLEY, PO KONG. ’

LAM TIN, KWUN TONG, NGAU CHI WAN AND SAN

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SNT STARTS COMMUNITY CHEST WALK *****

THE TUEN MUN/YUEN LONG JOINT DISTRICTS WALK, WHICH IS THE FIRST OF SEVEN COMMUNITY CHEST WALKS FOR 1981/82, WAS HELD THIS MORNING (SUNDAY).

FOLLOWING A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY BY SECRETARY FOR THE 'O TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, MORE THAN 8 OOO ENTHUSIASTS SET OFF FROM SHEUNG TSUEN PLAYGROUND, SHEK KONG, FINISHING 20 KILOMETRES LATER AT TAI LAM CHUNG CUSTOMS AND EXCISE TRAINING SCHOOL, TUEN MUN.

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED TEAMS FROM RURAL COMMITTEES, DISTRICT OFFICES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, SCHOOLS, FACTORIES AND BUSINESS ORGAN ISATIONS.

THE TARGET FOR THE WALK IS $500 000.

A MACLEHOSE TRAIL WALK ON JANUARY 3, CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST CHALLENGING OF ALL WALKS, IS BEING INTRODUCED TO REPLACE THE PREVIOUS PAT SIN RANGE WALK.

OTHER WALKS TO BE HELD INCLUDE A HONG KONG WALK (DECEMBER 6), A SAI KUNG WALK (DECEMBER 13), A SHA TIN WALK (FEBRUARY 28) AND A KOWLOON WALK (MARCH 7).

COMMUNITY CHEST WALKS STARTED 11 YEARS AGO WHEN 12 000 PEOPLE TOOK PART AND $1 MILLION WAS RAISED. LAST YEAR, 130 000 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE 11 ORGANISED WALKS AND RAISED $7 MILLION. EIGHT OF THE WALKS WERE HELD IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, RAISING $2.41 MILLION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY CHEST SAID IT WAS HOPED THAT A NEW RECORD WOULD BE SET THIS YEAR.

ALSO PRESENT TODAY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY CHEST WALKS, MR TREVOR BEDFORD- THE NEW TERRITORIES WALKS ADVISER, W MIKE ILLINGWORTH- AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WALKS CHAIRMAN, MR LAU WONG-FAT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1?81

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES BECOMING ALIKE, SAYS AKERS-JONES ... 1

BUS SUB-GROUP TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO TAC .................. 3

CAS VOLUNTEERS TO COMPETE IN SPORTS RALLY ..................... 4

KEEPING UP WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS ............................ 5

NO DISRUPTION OF PEAK MAXICAB SERVICES ........................ 5

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR...................................... 6

QUIZ WINNERS TOUR LONDON ...................................... 6

CONCERT OF CHINESE ART SONGS .................................. 7

WATER FIGURES

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1981

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CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES BECOMING ALIKE, SAYS AKERS-JONES * * * *

DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG HAVE REACHED A STAGE WHEN THE CITY AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE BECOMING MORE ALIKE, THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PAST O-AIRMEN OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, MR AKERS-JONES SAID IT •.AS SAID RECENTLY THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN ENGAGED IN A SEEMINGLY UNENDING ROUND OF MUSICAL CHAIRS, BUT GOVERNING HONG KONG WAS NOT CHILD’S PLAY.

+THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT TO GOVERN EFFICIENTLY AND EVERY DAY wE RECEIVE FROM A VAST VARIETY OF SOURCES THOUSANDS OF WORDS OF ADVICE AS TO HOW THIS SHOULD BE DONE* HE SAID.

+HONG KONG IS A PLACE OF MOVEMENT. YOU WOULD NOT WISH YOUR GOVERNMENT TO STAND ALOOF FROM THIS.

♦WE NEED STABLE GOVERNMENT BUT NOT STATIC GOVERNMENT,* HE SAID.

AND SO, RECENTLY, CHANGES HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED WITH REGARD TO HIS OWN RESPONSIBILITIES AND THOSE OF THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, W DENIS BRAY.

THESE CHANGES, MR AKERS-JONES SAID, BEGAN SOME YEARS AGO *ITH THE ENDEAVOUR TO INVOLVE THE PEOPLE MORE CLOSELY WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

THEY BEGAN WITH THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER SCHEME IN 1968.

THERE FOLLOWED CAMPAIGNS INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY - CLEAN HONG KONG, FIGHT CRIME, ANT I-NARCOTICS, AND MANY OTHERS. MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES WERE FORMED IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS.

AREA COMMITTEES WERE ASSEMBLED TO MAKE A MORE CONCERTED ATTACK ON SOME OF THE LASTING PROBLEMS THAT AFFECT ANY LARGE CITY, BUT MORE PARTICULARLY OUR OWN WITH ITS SURGING, BUSTLING ACTIVITY AND EXTREMELY CROWDED ENVIRONMENT.

♦THEN, IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, WE FORMED THE FIRST DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD AS AN EXPERIMENT IN TSUEN WAN TO SEE WHETHER WE COULD DEVELOP A MORE FORMAL MEETING OF COMMUNITY LEADERS, WHICH WOULD NOT ONLY DEAL WITH THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF URBAN LIFE, SUCH AS CRIME AND LITTER, BUT GIVE POSITIVE DIRECTION, FOCUS AND INTEREST TO COMMUNITY LIFE,* HE SAID.

THE TSUEN WAN EXPERIMENT WAS ENTHUSIASTICALLY RECEIVED AND SINCE IT WAS SUCCESSFUL IT WAS INTRODUCED INTO OTHER NEW TERRITORIES DISTR ICTS.

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AFTER FURTHER THOUGHT THESE BOARDS HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED INTO THE DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, TO PROVIDE A MORE ORGANISED AND RATIONAL BASIS FOR LOCAL CONSULTATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

ALL THIS TOOK PLACE WITHIN THE PAST THREE YEARS.

♦JUST RECENTLY, TO BRING THESE LOCAL BOARDS YET CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE, WE ARE INVITING THEM TO CHOOSE SOME, BUT NOT ALL, OF THE REPRESENTATIVES ON LOCAL BOARDS THEMSELVES, HENCE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS AND NEXT YEAR’S ELECTIONS,* MR AKERS-JONES SAID.

+ BOTH DENIS BRAY AND MYSELF HAVE HAD A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE DEVELOPMENTS, BUT THEY HAVE NOW REACHED A STAGE WHEN THE CITY AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE FAST BECOMING MORE ALIKE; IT WAS A SENSIBLE STEP THEREFORE TO PUT THE WHOLE MACHINERY UNDER ONE COMMAND.+

BUT THESE WERE NOT THE ONLY CHANGES TAKING PLACE.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY AREAS WAS ALSO ORGANISING ITS WORKS PROGRAMME TO DEAL WITH DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT IN A MORE COORDINATED AND SYSTEMATIC WAY, SOMEWHAT AKIN TO THE SO-CALLED ’PACKAGE’ SYSTEM OF DEVELOPMENT SUCCESSFULLY ADOPTED IN OUR NEW TOWNS.

CHANGES IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAND WERE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATTERN.

DISTRICT OFFICERS HAD BEEN LOCAL LAND OFFICERS IN THE NEw TERR ITOR IES FOR 80 YEARS.

NOW IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THERE SHOULD BE DISTRICT LAND OFFICERS IN THE DISTRICTS OF THE CITY AS WELL AS THE NEW TERRITORIES BUT, BECAUSE OF THE WEIGHT OF THE DISTRICT OFFICERS’ GENERAL POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THE DAY-TO-DAY WORK OF LAND ADMINISTRATION WOULD BE HANDLED BY THE LANDS DEPARTMENT.

DISTRICT OFFICERS WOULD STAND BACK A BIT, BUT THEY WOULD NOT ABDICATE THEIR GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROMOTING THE GOOD GOVERNMENT OF THEIR DISTRICTS.

+WE SHOULD THUS SEE BEFORE LONG A SYSTEM OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION THAT IS CLOSELY INTEGRATED IN ALL ITS ASPECTS WITH THE DISTRICT BOARDS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE TERRITORY,* MR AKERS-JONES SAID.

+THIS GOVERNMENT GAME OF MUSICAL CHAIRS, THIS SHUFFLE, HAS A DISCERNIBLE PATTERN TO IT. AND, WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS AND WE ALL SIT DOWN ON OUR CHAIRS IN OUR OFFICES OR AT THE MEETINGS OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS, THE BUSINESS OF THE DAY-TO-DAY GOVERNMENT OF THIS GREAT PLACE WILL HAVE TAKEN ANOTHER SENSIBLE STEP FORWARD TO ENABLE US TO DEAL MORE ADEQUATELY AND EFFICIENTLY WITH THE RADICALLY CHANGED TEMPO OF THE EIGHTIES AND THE ASPIRATIONS OF OUR PEOPLE,* HE SAID.

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1981

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BUS SUB-CROUP TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO TAC * * * *

THE ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SUB-GROUP, SET UP IN MAY TO REVIEW THE OPERATION AND FUTURE EXPANSION OF KMB’S BUS SERVICES, HELD ITS FINAL MEETING TODAY (MONDAY), AND ITS REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED SHORTLY TO THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THE GROUP COMPRISES OFFICIALS FROM SEVERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES FROM KMB, TWO TAC MEMBERS, MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT AND MR STEPHEN WONG, AND TWO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, MR WAYNE KWOK AND MR VINCENT KO.

AT TODAY’S MEETING MEMBERS ENDORSED A NUMBER OF PROGRAMMES AIMED AT ACHIEVING OPERATING ECONOMIES, WHICH WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE, THOUGH SAFEGUARDS WERE AGREED TO MINIMISE ANY INCONVENIENCE TO THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC.

THE PROGRAMMES OF ECONOMIES TO BE PURSUED ARE A REDUCTION IN THE NETWORK OF COACH SERVICE AND SOME REDUCTIONS IN BUS SERVICES DURING OFF-PEAK PERIODS.

PROPOSALS TO CANCEL SEVERAL MONEY-LOSING BUS ROUTES WERE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH, AND WERE AGREED ONLY ON CONDITION THAT ALL MEANS OF RESTORING VIABILITY WERE EXHAUSTED, AND THAT ADEQUATE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT FACILITIES WERE PROVIDED.

IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT THE EXISTING MILEAGE-BASED FARE SYSTEM SHOULD BE RETAINED, SINCE ONE-MAN OPERATION WITHOUT TICKETS WAS ECONOMICAL AND EFFICIENT, BUT IT WOULD BE DEVELOPED BY THE ADDITION OF AN+EXPRESS+ CATEGORY TO PROMOTE THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIGHER SPEED BUS SERVICES, AND THAT FARES HIGHER THAN THE NORMAL SCALE COULD BE IMPOSED ON CERTAIN ROUTES WHERE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES APPLIED, AND WHERE THE ALTERNATIVE MIGHT BE THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE ROUTE.

THE GROUP CONSIDERED THREE ALTERNATIVE EXPANSION OPTIONS FOR KMB UP TO THE END OF 1983, RANGING FROM 1 709 BUSES IN DAILY SERVICE TO 1 957 BUSES. IN TERMS OF THE LEVEL OF SERVICE, THESE OPTIONS RANGE FROM NO CHANGE IN PRESENT PEAK TRAVELLING CONDITIONS TO A PEAK CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT OF ABOUT 20 PER CENT. AT PRESENT KMB HAS 1 649 BUSES ON THE ROAD EACH DAY.

THE GROUP RECOMMENDED THAT A MODERATE EXPANSION OPTION BE ADOPTED.

THREE OF THE OTHER FOUR SUB-GROUPS ARE ALSO CRITICALLY EXAMINING COSTS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS OFt DEPOTS, MAINTENANCE AND SPARE PARTS, AND THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS, WHEN IMPLEMENTED, WILL ALSO AFFECT KMB’S COSTS.

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MEANWHILE THE PROFIT CONTROL SUB-GROUP IS DISCUSSING WHETHER THE EXISTING SCHEME OF CONTROL SHOULD BE RETAINED. THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF ALL FIVE SUB-GROUPS WILL NEED TO BE CONSIDERED LEPORE KMB’S TOTAL FUTURE COSTS CAN BE ESTIMATED.

MR RICHARD MEAKIN, ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT SAID AFTER THE MEETING THAT THE ROUTE DEVELOPMENT GROUP’S REVIEW HAD CONFIRMED THAT KMB’S OPERATIONS WERE ALREADY HIGHLY COST EFFECTIVE, THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIES WITHOUT CAUSING INCONVENIENCE TO'THE PUBLIC WERE VERY FEW.

THERE WAS, THEREFORE, A FAIRLY DIRECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEVEL OF SERVICE, AND THE COST OF THE SERVICE.

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CAS VOLUNTEERS TO COMPETE IN SPORTS RALLY * * * *

MORE THAN 600 VOLUNTEER CIVIL AID SERVICES MEMBERS AND CADETS WILL TAKE A BREAK FROM THEIR REGULAR PUBLIC SERVICE AND EMERGENCY DUTIES ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 29) TO COMPETE IN THE SERVICES’ ANNUAL SPORTS DAY AT THE KWAI CHUNG SPORTS GROUND FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM.

THE DAY’S EVENTS, ORGANISED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, WILL INCLUDE LONG JUMP, SHOT PUT, 100-METRE, 400-METRE, 800-METRE, 1 500-METRE AND 4 X 100-METRE RELAY RACES.

A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS WILL TAKE PART IN THE INVITATION RELAY.

MR HENRY KU, CAS REGIONAL COMMANDER, NEW TERRITORIES, WILL PRESENT THE PR IZES.

THE ANNUAL SPORTS DAY IS ONE OF THE MANY RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR CAS VOLUNTEER MEMBERS IN ADDITION TO THEIR ROUTINE TRAINING.

AS VOLUNTEERS OF A PUBLIC SERVICE UNIT, CAS MEMBERS ARE TRAINED IN FIRST AID, YOUTH LEADERSHIP, LIGHT AND HEAVY RESCUE, MOUNTAIN SEARCH AND RESCUE, COMMUNICATION AND OPERATIONAL DUTIES SUCH AS CROWD CONTROL, COUNTRYSIDE FIRE PROTECTION AND RURAL AREA PATROL.

CAS MEMBERS TAKE PART IN CHARITY DRIVES, GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGNS AND PRIVATE FUNCTIONS. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO USE THE CAS SERVICES SHOULD CALL THE PRINCIPAL TRAINING OFFICER ON 5-763236 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

A TEAM OF TRAINED MOUNTAIN RESCUERS IS STATIONED AT THE CAS KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE AT 204, ARGYLE STREET, ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FROM 10 AM TO 9.30 PM TO OFFER THEIR ASSISTANCE WHEN NECESSARY. THE RESCUE TEAM CAN BE CONTACTED FOR HELP BY DIALLING 999 OR 3-7116030.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1981

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KEEPING UP WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS * * *

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR J.N. HENDERSON, TODAY (MONDAY) SPENT A WHOLE DAY VISITING THE CABLE AND WIRELESS (HK) LTD, TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, MRS SOO MOK SAU-HA, MR HENDERSON FIRST VISITED THE COMPANY’S HEADQUARTERS IN WAN CHAI IN THE MOR IN ING.

THE VISIT BEGAN WITH A BRIEFING GIVEN BY THE COMPANY’S DIVISIONAL MANAGER, MR B.A. MOUL, TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AND MARKETING, FOLLOWED BY A TOUR OF ITS VARIOUS CENTRES AND MEETING OFFICIALS OF THE COMPANY’S HONG KONG NON-EXPATRI ATE STAFF ASSOCIATION AND THE LOCAL STAFF WELFARE ASSOCIATION.

IN THE AFTERNOON, MR HENDERSON VISITED THE COMPANY’S STAFF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AT CAROLINE HILL AND THE EARTH STATION AT STANLEY.

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NO DISRUPTION OF PEAK MAXICAB SERVICES

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THERE WILL BE NO DISRUPTION OF MAXICAB SERVICES TO THE PEAK AREA WHEN THE CONTRACT WI TH THE_ PRESENT OPERATOR ENDS IN NOVEMBER 30 THIS YEAR.

+THE MAXICAB OPERATORS’ SELECTION BOARD HAS CHOSEN A NEW OPERATOR TO RUN THE THREE PEAK MAXICAB SERVICES,+ A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

IMMEDIATELY AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE FROM THE OPERATOR LAST MONTH OF ITS INTENTION NOT TO CONTINUE ITS SERVICE, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT INVITED APPLICATIONS FROM PUBLIC LIGHT BUS OPERATORS TO TAKE OVER THE ROUTES, HE SAID.

THE SERVICES ARE ROUTE NO. 1 FROM CENTRAL (HMS TAMAR) TO THE PEAK, NO. 2 FROM CENTRAL (HMS TAMAR) TO OLD PEAK ROAD AND NO. 3 FROM CENTRAL (HMS TAMAR) TO PO SHAN ROAD.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1981

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR * * *

AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR FOR EMPLOYEES IN HONG KONG WILL BE HELD AT THE WATERLOO ROAD CENTRE OF CHINESE Y.M.C.A. AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE SEMINAR, ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD’S COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION, WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN, AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR ARE MR ANTHONY LAI, CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER OF THE HONG KONG UNITED DOCKYARDS LTD- MR LEE WING-KIN, ENGINEER, HONG KONG ELECTRIC CO LTD- MR CHOW WING-CHEONG, DIVISIONAL OFFICER, FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THREE OFFICIALS FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT - MR YIP YUK-LUN, ACTING CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR- MR CHIU KAI-SUN, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST- AND MR WOO KIANG-YIU, ACTING LABOUR OFFICER.

IN ADDITION, TWO SAFETY FILMS WILL BE SHOWN AT THE SEMINAR, WHICH WILL LAST FOR TWO DAYS.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR.

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QUIZ WINNERS TOUR LONDON * * * *

THE FIVE WINNERS OF THE +SAFETY AT WORK+ TELEVISION PROGRAMME, WHO ARE NOW IN THE U.K. ON FREE TRIP, BEGAN THE FIRST ROUND OF THEIR OFFICIAL VISITS TODAY (MONDAY) AFTER GETTING SOME FEEL OF LONDON.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE

LABOUR DEPARTMENT, MR CHAN SIU-LAP, THE GROUP WENT SIGHTSEEING OVER THE WEEKEND, AFTER ARRIVING BY BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS.

LAST SATURDAY, THEY SPENT A FULL DAY TOURING WINDSOR AND HAMPTON COURT, AND WENT CRUISING ON THE THAMES, AND SPENDING A TYPICAL +SCOTTISH EVENING+ IN THE CALEDONIAN SUITE YESTERDAY.

TODAY, THE WINNERS TOURED THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE AND LATER HAD LUNCH WITH OFFICIALS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS.

TOMORROW, THE WINNERS WILL MEET OFFICIALS OF THE BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL FOR A BRIEFING OF THE WORK OF THE COUNCIL AND WILL LATER INSPECT CONSTRUCTION OF THE LONDON BARRIER.

THE TV PROGRAMME WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT, RTHK AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, AND WAS CO-SPONSORED BY THE AIRLINE.

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CONCERT OF CHINESE ART SONGS ft ft ft ft ft

AN EVENING OF CHINESE ART SONGS WILL ADD COLOUR TO THE FOURTH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD BETWEEN JANUARY 22 AND FEBRUARY 13 NEXT YEAR.

THE CREATIVITY AND RICHNESS OF CHINESE ART SONGS WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE AUDIENCES BY SEVERAL LEADING LOCAL VOCALISTS AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM ON JANUARY 26.

THESE VOCALISTS WILL INCLUDE CECILIA CHU (MEZZO SOPRANO), CHOU YUEN-CHEN (BARITONE), YUNG KEUNG (TENOR) AND ANNA CHENG (SOPRANO).

THE TSUEN WAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR, TSUEN WAN GIRL'S CHOIR AND TSUEN WAN CHOIR WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONCERT.

THE FOURTH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL WILL BE JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, THE TSUEN WAN CULTURE AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING ASSOCIATION AND THE MUSIC OFFICE.

TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT AT $5, $10 AND $15 ARE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH POSTAL BOOKINGS UNTIL DECEMBER 9.

PROGRAMMES AND POSTAL BOOKING FOLDERS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, MUSIC OFFICE, BRITISH COUNCIL, ALLIANCE FRANCAISE, GOETHE INSTITUTE, NEW TERRITORIES PUBLIC LIBRARIES, DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND CITY DISTRICT OFFICES.

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WATER FIGURES ft ft ft

WATER STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 47.5 PER CENT OR 274.758 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THE STORAGE IS EQUIVALENT TO 221 DAYS’ CONSUMPTION.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 340.026 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 58.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1?81

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

RESERVES USED FOR HONG KONG'S BENEFIT .......................... 1

MEV ANTI-SMOKING MEASURES....................................... 4

STATEMENT ON RESERVOIR.......................................... 6

QUESTION ON +P0RT OF FIRST CALLf POLICY AT LEGCO ............... 7

MAIL DELAY FROM AUSTRALIA ...................................... 7

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR OCTOBER 1981 .....................

WATER PUMP SYSTEM FOR VILLAGERS ................................ 9

BUS DEPOT SUB-GROUP HOLDS ITS LAST MEETING .................... 10

PHONE DIRECTORY ON SALE........................................ 10

TWO LAND SITES FOR SALE........................................ 11

WORK STARTS AT SAI KUNG SPORTSGROUND........................... 11

SEMINAR ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY .................................. 13

POP CONCERT AT TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL ........................ 13

LOGO SOUGHT FOR TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD ......................... 14

DOLL COTS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN ............................... 14

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1981

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RESERVES USED FOR HONG KONG’S BENEFIT

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CONTRARY TO POPULAR MISCONCEPTIONS, HONG KONG’S RESERVES ARE NOT BEING SENT TO BRITAIN FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE RESERVES BELONG TO HONG KONG AND ARE EMPLOYED FOR THE --NEFIT OF HONG KONG, THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS, I* DOUGLAS BLYE SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT A ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG LUNCHEON MEETING, BLYE SAID THE AMOUNT OF HONG KONG’S FISCAL RESERVES WAS SHOWN IN THE GOVERNMENT’S MONTHLY ACCOUNTS AS THE +GENERAL REVENUE BALANCE+.

IN THE ACCOUNTS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, THE AMOUNT OF FISCAL RESERVES AT SEPTEMBER 30, 1981 WAS 318 204 MILLION, AND OF THIS $16 861 MILLION HAD BEEN USED TO BUY EXCHANGE FUND DEBT CERTIFICATES.

THE EXCHANGE FUND DEBT CERTIFICATES SHOWN IN THE GOVERNMENT’S BALANCE SHEET ARE LIQUID ASSETS ENCASHABLE AT ANY TIME, HE SAID, ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NORMALLY ONLY REDEEMED TO MEET CASH SHORTFALLS.

+THE RESIDUE, AFTER ALLOWING FOR DEPOSITS WITH THE GOVERNMENT FROM VARIOUS SOURCES AND ADVANCES MADE BY THE GOVERNMENT, IS, AS CAN BE SEEN FROM THOSE ACCOUNTS, HELD IN CASH AND BANK BALANCES,+ HE SAID.

MR BLYE EXPLAINED THAT THE EXCHANGE FUND WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1935 FOR THE PURPOSE OF REGULATING THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE CURRENCY OF HONG KONG AND THAT IT WAS STILL ITS MAIN PURPOSE.

+THIS MEANS THAT IT MUST HAVE FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS WHICH IT CAN SELL WHEN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR IS UNDER PRESSURE,+ HE SAID.

+HONG KONG DOLLARS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO PURCHASE FOREIGN CURRENCY WHEN THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE DOMESTIC UNIT IS APPRECIATING TOO QUICKLY, BUT EXPERIENCE INDICATES THAT EXCHANGE RATE DISTORTIONS MORE OFTEN FOLLOW FROM A PERCEIVED WEAKNESS IN THE VALUE OF THE LOCAL CURRENCY RATHER THAN THE OTHER WAY ROUND.

♦AND SO THE FUND NEEDS TO HOLD A GREATER PROPORTION OF ITS ASSETS IN FOREIGN CURRENCY THAN IN LOCAL UNIT.*

MR BLYE SAID THE CUND WAS HELD IN U.S. DOLLARS, CANADIAN DOLLARS, DEUTSCHMARKS, SV. ISS FRANCS, GUILDERS, YEN, STERLING AND HONG KONG DOLLARS.

THE STERLING ELEMENT ^MOUNTS TC ABOUT 10 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL ASSETS OF THE FUND.

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MR BLYE SAID PART OF THE FUND WAS HELD IN BRITISH GOVERNMENT SECURITIES AND THAT THIS WAS THE ONLY WAY IN WHICH IT COULD BE SAID THAT HONG KONG’S RESERVES WERE USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

+BUT THE FUND HAS ALSO LENT MONEY TO OTHER COUNTRIES THROUGH THE PURCHASE OF SECURITIES ISSUED BY GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, WEST GERMANY, HOLLAND, NORWAY, DENMARK, U.S.A. AND JAPAN, TO MENTION THE MAIN COUNTRIES TO WHICH THE FUND HAS LENT MONEY,+ HE SAID.

+MONEY HAS ALSO BEEN LENT TO INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK, THE WORLD BANK AND THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK.

♦ALL OF THESE SECURITIES INCLUDING BRITISH GOVERNMENT LIABILITIES, EARN INTEREST AND THEY CAN ALL BE CONVERTED INTO THE CURRENCY IN WHICH THEY ARE DENOMINATED.

+IN TURN, THE PROCEEDS FROM SUCH SALES CAN BE USED TO PURCHASE OTHER FREELY CONVERTIBLE CURRENCIES INCLUDING HONG KONG DOLLARS,+ HE ADDED.

MR BLYE SAID ALTHOUGH THE EXCHANGE FUND’S ACCOUNTS WERE NOT PUBLISHED, IT WAS WELL KNOWN INTERNATIONALLY THAT ITS FOREIGN EXCHANGE HOLDINGS WERE SUBSTANTIAL, AND ALTHOUGH THESE HOLDINGS WERE NOT ACQUIRED ESSENTIALLY TO INCREASE CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG, THEIR EXISTENCE HAD DONE JUST THAT.

+l AM EQUALLY SURE, EVEN IF WE COULD IGNORE THE NEED TO HOLD SUBSTANTIAL FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS FOR EXCHANGE RATE MANAGEMENT PURPOSES, THAT WERE THE BULK OF OUR OVERSEAS HOLDINGS TO BE REPATRIATED T? HONG KONG, SO THAT THE EXCHANGE FUND’S LIABILITIES WERE LARGELY MATCHED BY HONG KONG DOLLAR DENOMINATED ASSETS - AND FOR MONETARY REASONS THIS IS OBVIOUSLY NOT POSSIBLE, AT LEAST AT THE PRESENT TIME - THAT INTERNATIONAL CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG WOULD BE SERIOUSLY WEAKENED.+

MR BLYE SAID HE HAD REASON TO BELIEVE ALSO THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE DIFFICULT AND PERHAPS EVEN IMPOSSIBLE TO ARRANGE OVERSEAS LOANS FOR CAPITAL INTENSIVE PROJECTS SUCH AS THt MTR IF HONG KONG’S OFFICIAL FOREIGN CURRENCY RESERVES WERE NOT SUBSTANTIAL.

IN MOST YEARS, HE POINTED OUT, THE FUND’S INCOME EXCEEDS ITS EXPENDITURE, AND AS A RESULT, THERE IS A TENDENCY FOR THE FUND’S ACCUMULATED SURPLUS TO GROW AND FOR THE LIABILITY COVER TO INCREASE.

IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1981, FOR EXAMPLE, THE FUND EARNED ABOUT $2 200 MILLION. AFTER PAYING INTEREST ON EXCHANGE FUND DEBT CERTIFICATES AND AFTER MEETING ALL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES, THE NOTE AND COIN CIRCULATION COSTS, ITS INCOME AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE HALF YEAR SHOWED A SURPLUS OF ABOUT SI 000 MILLION. +THIS MEANS, BY WAY OF COMPARISON, THAT THE EXCHANGE FUND SURPLUS FOR THE HALF YEAR IS ROUGHLY EQUAL TO THE TOTAL COLLECTIONS FROM RATES IN A FULL YEAR,+ HE SAID.

/COMPARED WITH........

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COMPARED WITH PRIVATE SECTOR INSTITUTION, ALSO EXCEEDED THE PUBLISHED HALF YEARLY, AFTER HONG KONG’S LARGEST BANK BY ABOUT 60 PER CENT,

THE FUND’S SURPLUS TAX PROFIT, OF HE SAID.

DURING HIS TALK, MR BLYE ALSO SET OUT TO DISPEL TWO OTHER =OPULA= MISCONCEPTIONS: THE BELIEF THAT THE PROCEEDS OF THE NOTE ISSUE WERE USED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE -TE ISSUING BANKS- AND THAT THERE WAS AN OBLIGATION TO MAINTAIN A MINIMUM 105 PER CENT ASSET COVER FOR THE NOTE ISSUE.

ON THt FIRST ONE MR BLYE SAID: +THE NOTE ISSUE MECHANISM IN HONG KONG IS AN AUTOMATIC PROCESS - EACH NOTE ISSUING BANK INCREASES ITS ISSUE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS OWN NEEDS AND THE NEEDS OF ITS CUSTOMERS (INCLUDING OTHER BANKS).+

THE BANK DID SO BY ACQUIRING CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS FROM- THE EXCHANGE FUND EQUIVALENT TO THE VALUE OF THE NOTES IT WISHED TO ISSUE.

+THE NOTE ISSUING BANKS PAY THE FACE VALUE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF INDEBTEDNESS ISSUED TO THEM INTO AN EXCHANGE FUND ACCOUNT IN THEIR BOOKS,+ HE SAID.

+1 HAVE EXPLAINED HOW THE MONEY RECEIVED BY THE FUND IS USED AND THAT IT IS EMPLOYED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE EXCHANGE FUND, AND THEREFORE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

♦IT FOLLOWS THAT THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE NOTE ISSUING BANKS DO NOT DIRECTLY BENEFIT FROM THE FUNDS WHICH FLOW FROM THE NOTE ISSUE.+

ON THE SECOND M ' SCONCEPT I ON, MR BLYE SAID IT AROSE FROM THE WORDING OF THE EXCHANGE FUND ORDINANCE.

SECTION 8 OF THE ORDINANCE, HE SAID, STATES THAT ANY SUM OR ANY PART OF ANY SUM IN EXCESS OF THE AMOUNT REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN THE ASSETS OF THE FUND AT 105 PER CENT OF TOTAL LIABILITIES MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO THE GENERAL REVENUE OF HONG KONG.

♦WHAT THE ORDINANCE SAYS IS THAT MONEY CANNOT BE TRANSFERRED TO OTHER GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS UNLESS THE ASSETS OF THE FUND ARE IN EXCESS OF 105 PER CENT OF LIABILITIES. THERE IS NO MINIMUM COVER REQU IREMENT.+

MR BLYE ADDED THAT THE COVER FOR THE NOTE ISSUE AND THE FUND’S TOTAL LIABILITIES wAS SUBSTANTIALLY IN EXCESS OF 105 PER CENT AND THAT COVER WAS HELD LARGELY IN HIGHLY-LIQUID FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS.

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NE* ANTI-SMOKING MEASURES

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL INTENSIFY ITS EFFORTS TO REDUCE THE INCIDENCE OF SMOKING AND THEREFORE ITS HARMFUL EFFECTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF A PACKAGE OF ANTI-SMOKING MEASURES.

THE FOUR MAIN AREAS OF THE NEW INITIATIVE ARE :

* ESTABLISHING, AND ENCOURAGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF, NON-SMOKING AREAS-

* PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCAT ION-

* HEALTH WARNINGS AND STATEMENTS OF TAR AND NICOTINE CONTENT-

* CONTROLS ON ADVERTISING.

IN RECENT YEARS THE GOVERNMENT HAS CONDUCTED A RELATIVELY LOw-KEY ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN, MAINLY THROUGH EDUCATION AND PUBL IC ITY.

ACCORDING TO THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, GEOFFREY BARNES, SEVERAL FACTORS WERE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TODAY TO STEP UP ITS EFFORTS AGA INST SMOK ING.

IN HONG KONG SOME 1 800 PEOPLE DIED FROM LUNG CANCER IN 1983. THIS REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF 58 PER CENT IN THE NUMBER CF DEATHS IN THE PAST TEN YEARS.

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACCEPTS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION CALCULATION THAT IN COUNTRIES WHERE SMOKING IS WIDESPREAD, IT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 90 PER CENT OF LUNG CANCER DEATHS.

+THERE IS ALSO GROWING CONCERN ABOUT THE RISKS OF PASSIVE SMOKING, THAT IS NON-SMOKERS BREATHING AIR CONTAINING SMOKE PRODUCED BY SMOKERS IN THEIR CLOSE PROXIMITY,* MR BARNES SAID.

MR BARNES SAID WHILE PUBLIC HEALTH WAS THE MAIN ISSUE, IT WAS NOTED THAT BETWEEN 1976 AND 1980, MORE THAN 19 000 FIRE ACCIDENTS WERE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY CARELESS SMOKING, REPRESENTING 33 PER CENT OF ALL FIRE ACCIDENTS. THESE RESULTED IN SEVEN DEATHS AND 422 INJURIES.

+IN A RECENT PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY COMMISSIONED BY THE HOME AFFAIRS BRANCH THERE WAS GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE MEASURES NOW PROPOSED,* MR BARNES DISCLOSED.

AT THE MOMENT, SMOKING IS WHOLLY PROHIBITED IN SOME FORMS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT 'HILE THERE ARE NO-SMOKING AREAS IN OTHERS. RESTRICTIONS ALSO APPLY IN SC 7 PUBLIC BUILDINGS SUCH AS THE CITY HALL AND OTHER CULTURAL FACILITIES MANAGED BY THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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NEARLY 90 PER CENT OF THE PEOPLE INTERVIEWED IN THE RECENT SURVEY WERE IN FAVOUR OF A BAN ON SMOKING IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND ENCLOSED PUBLIC PLACES.

INITIALLY IT IS PROPOSED THAT CONTROLS SHOULD COVER PUBLIC TRANSPORT (EXCEPT TAXIS AND HIRE CARS), PUBLIC LIFTS, THEATRES, CONCERT HALLS AND CINEMAS, HOSPITAL WARDS, MEDICAL AND DENTAL CLINICS, CLASSROOMS AND PUBLIC WAITING AREAS IN GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

IN THE CASE OF SINGLE-DECKER PUBLIC TRANSPORT, IT IS PROPOSED THAT THERE SHOULD BE A TOTAL BAN ON SMOKING. ON DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES AND TRAMS, SMOKING WOULD BE ALLOWED ON ONE DECK BUT PROHIBITED ON THE OTHER. IN THE CASE OF PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT, THE MANAGEMENT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO ENSURE THAT ADEQUATE PROVISION WAS MADE FOR NON-SMOKERS. MR BARNES SAID LEGISLATION WITH PENALTIES WOULD BE PROVIDED TO IMPLEMENT THESE PROPOSALS WHILE OTHERS INVOLVING FACILITIES UNDER THE GOVERNMENT’S CONTROL WOULD BE EFFECTED BY ADMINISTRATIVE MEANS.

IN 1976 THE GOVERNMENT BEGAN A PROGRAMME OF EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY AIMED PARTICULARLY AT DISCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SMOKING. IN ADDITION TO THE INCLUSION OF THE ANTI-SMOKING MESSAGE IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM, A VARIETY OF EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED. THE MESSAGE HAS ALSO BEEN PUBLICISED ON TELEVISION AND THROUGH POSTERS AND STICKERS.

♦THE PRESENT LOW-KEY APPROACH AND EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG WILL BE BROADENED TO WARN THE GENERAL PUBLIC MORE POSITIVELY ABOUT THE DANGERS OF SMOKING,* MR BARNES SAID.

IN ADDITION TO CONTINUING TO PROMOTE THE +BE CONSIDERATE* MESSAGE, FUTURE PUBLICITY WILL BE AIMED AT PREVENTING NON-SMOKERS FROM STARTING THE HABIT AS WELL AS PERSUADING SMOKERS TO STOP, SPREADING A NEW HEALTH WARNING SUCH AS +HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WARNING : CIGARETTE SMOKING IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH* AND ENCOURAGING OPERATORS OF FACILITIES USED BY THE PUBLIC TO SUPPORT SMOKING RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR PREMISES.

LEGISLATION WILL BE INTRODUCED TO MAKE IT COMPULSORY FOR THE HEALTH WARNING TO BE CARRIED ON EVERY CIGARETTE PACKET AND IN SPECIFIED TYPES OF CIGARETTE ADVERTISING. THESE WOULD INCLUDE ADVERTISEMENTS ON TELEVISION, RADIO, IN CINEMAS AND IN NEWSPAPERS AND OTHER PERIODICALS.

MR BARNES SAID WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION REPORTS INDICATED THAT CIGARETTES WITH A HIGH TAR AND NICOTINE CONTENT PRESENTED A GREATER RISK TO SMOKERS. IN ORDER TO ASCERTAIN THE TAR AND NICOTINE CONTENT OF INDIVIDUAL BRANDS, THE GOVERNMENT WILL CARRY OUT TESTS WITH THE AID OF AN AUTOMATIC SMOKING MACHINE. THE RESULTS IN THE FORM OF LEAGUE TAELES WILL BE MADE PUBLIC BY THE CONSUMER COUNCIL TWICE A YEAR AND ADVERTISERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO INCLUDE A GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE LATEST TAR RATING OF THEIR PRODUCT IN PRINTED ADVERTISEMENTS.

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CIGARETTE ADVERTISING IS ALREADY BANNED IN PREMISES UNDER THE GOVERNMENT’S DIRECT CONTROL SUCH AS AT PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND THE STAR FERRY CONCOURSES.

CIGARETTE ADVERTISING ON TELEVISION IS CURRENTLY PROHIBITED BETWEEN 4.30 PM AND 6.30 PM DAILY AND THE CONTENT OF COMMERCIALS IS GOVERNED BY THE TELEVISION AUTHORITY’S CODE OF PRACTICE AND A VOLUNTARY CODE OF CONDUCT DRAWN UP WITH THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY IN 1977. MORE THAN 70 PER CENT OF THE SURVEY RESPONDENTS BELIEVED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS ON TELEVISION CIGARETTE ADVERTISEMENTS, BOTH IN TERMS OF QUANTITY AND CONTENT. IN VIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO ADOPT A POLICY OF STRONGER MEASURES AGAINST SMOKING, THE TELEVISION AUTHORITY WILL REVIEW THE CODE OF PRACTICE AND CONSIDER HOW EXISTING RESTRICTIONS ON ADVERTISING SHOULD BE EXTENDED.

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STATEMENT ON RESERVOIR

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THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES IN RESPONSE TO PRESS QUESTIONS ON A REPORT CARRIED IN A NEWSPAPER TODAY!

TAI LAM CHUNG RESERVOIR IS STRATEGICALLY IMPORTANT IN THAT TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG, TSING Yl, TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG DEPEND UPON ITS THROUGHPUT FOR SUPPLY.

THE SOURCES OF WATER INTO TAI LAM CHUNG RESERVOIR ARE THE YIELD FROM ITS OWN CATCHMENT AREA AND A PROPORTION OF THE WATER FROM CHINA, TOGETHER WITH THE OUTPUT FROM THE DESALTER WHEN IT IS OPERATING.

THE OPERATING RULES FOR THE RESERVOIR REQUIRE IT TO BE REASONABLY FULL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DRY SEASON AND THE COMBINED INPUTS OF DESALTED WATER AND WATER FROM CHINA, HAVE IMPROVED THE STORAGE TO AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL.

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THE PROSPECT OF IT OVERFLOWING, HOWEVER, IS LOW. NEVERTHELESS SITUATION HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTANT OBSERVATION AND MEASURES IN HAND TO INCREASE DRAW-OFF AND REDUCE INPUT SO AS TO OBVIATE POSSIBILITY OF OVERFLOW.

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THERE ARE NO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS AT PLOVER COVE WHICH WOULD PRECLUDE THE RECEPTION OF A GREATER PROPORTION OF CHINESE WATER. AS HAS BEEN SUGGESTED.

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QUESTION ON +PORT OF FIRST CALL* POLICY AT LEGCO

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ASKED AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL cETING TOMORROW WHETHER IT WILL CONSIDER CHANGING ITS +PORT OF FIRST CALL* POLICY WITH REGARD TO VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

THE QUESTION ILL BE ASKED BY THE HON. HO KAM FAI, UNOFFICIAL MEMBER + IN VIEW . THE INCREASING DIFFICULTIES IN RESETTLING THE -EFUGEES AND INDICATIONS THAT MANY ARE SIMPLY ECONOMIC ADVENTURERS.*

MR HO’S QUESTION WILL BE AMONG SIX QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS ON A NUMBER OF MATTERS.

HONG KONG’S TRAFFIC PROBLEM WILL BE TAKEN UP BY THE HON. ANDREW SO, WHO WILL ASK WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT HAS ANY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO RELIEVE +THE SERIOUS TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN THE MAJOR BOTTLENECKS* ON ROADS DURING RUSH HOURS.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL ALSO BE ASKED BY THE HON. WONG LAM IF IT WILL CONSIDER MAKING IT COMPULSORY FOR ALL OCEAN-GOING VESSELS ENTERING AND LEAVING HONG KONG WATERS TO EMPLOY QUALIFIED HARBOUR PILOTS, IN ORDER TO REDUCE NAVIGATION ACCIDENTS.

A STATEMENT WILL BE SOUGHT FROM THE GOVERNMENT BY THE HON. PETER C. WONG ON THE PROGRESS BEING MADE IN RE-CLASSIFYING SCHOOL HIRE VANS DESIGNED TO CARRY MORE THAN SEVEN ADULT PASSENGERS AS PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES, THUS ENABLING THEM TO CARRY MORE SCHOOL PASSENGERS.

THE TWO OTHER QUESTIONS, WILL CONCERN SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ORDINANCE, AND THE USE OF THE METRIC SYSTEM IN HONG KONG.

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MAIL DELAY FROM AUSTRALIA * * *

SURFACE MAIL RECEIVED BY THE POST OFFICE ON NOVEMBER 19, FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA WAS APPARENTLY SUBJECTED TO CONSIDERABLE DELAY IN TRANSIT PRIOR TO DELIVERY BY THE SHIPPING COMPANY TO THE HONG KONG POST OFFICE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

+EXAM(NATION OF THE POSTMARKS ON THE MAIL ITEMS REVEALED THAT THEY WERE POSTED FROM THE END OF MAY ONWARDS. INVESTIGATIONS ARE BEING CONDUCTED TO FIND OUT THE CAUSE OF DELAY,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1981

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR OCTOBER 1981 * * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY PUBLISHED THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR OCTOBER 1981.

THE NEw CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) AND THE NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) FOR OCTOBER 1981 WERE 124 AND 123 RESPECTIVELY, EACH - ING 3 POINTS OR 2.5 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT FOR THE PRECEDING MONTH. WHEN COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING MONTH IN 1980, THE NE ft C.P.I. (A) INCREASED BY 18 JOINTS OR 17 PER CENT AND THE NEW C.P.I. (B) BY 17 POINTS OR 16 PER CENT.

THE THREE-POINT INCREASE IN BOTH THE NEW C.P.I. (A) AND C.P.I. (B) IN OCTOBER WAS DUE MAINLY TO HIGHER FOOD PRICES, ESPECIALLY FOR FRESH VEGETABLES, TOGETHER WITH HIGHER RENTS IN PRIVATE DWELLINGS, AND UPWARD MOVEMENTS IN BOTH SCHOOL FEES AND TEXTBOOK PRICES FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR OF 1981/82.

THE NEW C.P.I. (A) AND C.P.I. (B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS OF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1979/80 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY. AT THAT TIME, THE NEW C.P.I. (A) REFERRED TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $1 000 AND S3 499 A MONTH AND THE NEw C.P.I. (B) TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $3 530 AND $6 499 A MONTH.

THE INDEXES FOR OCTOBER 1981 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY/ SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ARE GIVEN BELOW, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR SEPTEMBER 1981 AND OCTOBER 1980.

(AVERAGE DURING THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1979 TO SEPTEMBER 1980 - 130)

NEW C.P. 1. (A) NEW C.P. 1. (B)

SECTION OCT 80 SEP 81 OCT 81 OCT 80 SEP 81 OCT 81

FOODSTUFFS 106 125 129 106 125 128

HOUS ING 104 116 119 105 116 119

FUEL AND LIGHT 109 138 139 109 138 139

ALCOHOL IC DR INKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) 104 117 117 104 116 116

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 104 114 117 104 113 118

DURABLE GOODS 101 108 108 101 109 109

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 105 111 112 106 112 113

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TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 110 134 134 109 130 131

SERVICES 108 120 124 107 119 123

ALL ITEMS 106 121 124 106 120 123

THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 4 POINTS IN THE NE* C P 1. (A) AND BY 3 POINTS IN THE NEW C.P.I. (B). INCREASES *ER£ RECORDED IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES, RICE, AND MEALS BOUGHT IN RESTAURANTS. THE EFFECTS OF MOVEMENTS IN RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WERE INSIGN IF ICANT.

THE INDEX FOR HOUSING INCREASED BY 3 POINTS IN BOTH "HE NEW C.P.I. (A) AND C.P.I. (B) AS HIGHER RENT WAS RECORDED IN PRIVATE DWELLINGS.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR INCREASED BY 3 POINTS IN THE NEw C.P.I. (A) AND BY 5 POINTS IN THE NEW C.P.I. (B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER PRICES FOR MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OUTERCLOTHING.

THE INDEX FOR SERVICES INCREASED BY 4 POINTS IN BOTH THE NEW C P I (A) AND C.P.I.(B) BECAUSE OF THE UPWARD MOVEMENTS IN BOTH SCHOOL FEES AND TEXTBOOK PRICES FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR OF 1981/82.

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT* FOR OCTOBER 1981, SOON ON SALE AT 32 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG.

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WATER PUMP

SYSTEM FOR VILLAGERS * * X *

A WATER PUMP SYSTEM HAS

GUAM Terne TAnr. -------- ’ BEEN BU 1 LT IN PA 1 MIN K0K VILLAGE IN

SHAM TSENG, TSUEN WAN, ENABLING VILLAGERS TO HAVE THEIR OWN SUPPLY.

,,cll ^o^'^ERS USED A STANDPIPE FOR DRINKING WATER AND WELL WATER FOR WASHING AND OTHER PURPOSES.

TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, DR JAMES HAYES, WILL OFFICIATE AT A SWITCH-ON CEREMONY TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT 4 PM.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO/COVER THE CEREMONY A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE WILL LEAVE KOWLOON RUUtlC PIER AT 2.30 PM.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1981

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BUS DEPOT SUB-GROUP HOLDS ITS LAST MEETING

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THE FINAL MEETING OF THE GROUP SET UP TO REVIEW THE EXISTING AMD FUTURE PARKING AND MAINTENANCE FACILITIES OF KMB WAS HELD TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE GROUP HAD HELD SIX FORMAL MEETINGS AND A NUMBER OF VISITS TO KMB DEPOTS SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN JUNE.

MEMBERSHIP COMPRISES OFFICIALS FROM SEVERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, REPRESENTATIVES FROM KMB, TAC MEMBERS, AND TWO MEMBERS OF THE PUBL IC.

AT TODAY’S MEETING, MEMBERS AGREED TO RECOMMEND THAT KMB PURSUE A PROGRAMME THAT WILL ULTIMATELY REMOVE ALL OVERNIGHT PARKING OF BUSES FROM STREETS, AND WOULD PROVIDE PARKING ACCOMMODATION FOR THE WHOLE FLEET IN DEPOTS, AND IN CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTALLY ACCEPTABLE TERMINI.

AT PRESENT THE CAPACITY OF KMB’S EXISTING PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY DEPOTS IS SUFFICIENT TO ACCOMMODATE LESS THAN HALF THE TOTAL BUS FLEET. ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE FLEET IS PARKED OVERNIGHT IN TERMINI, AND THE REMAINDER ON STREETS AROUND THE EXISTING DEPOTS AT KWUN TONG, LAI CHI KOK, TUEN MUN AND SHA TIN.

THIS SITUATION WILL IMPROVE CONSIDERABLY IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS WHEN TEMPORARY SITES AT CHA KWO LING, SHEK WU HUI AND YUEN LONG BECOME OPERATIONAL, BUT THE SUB-GROUP’S RECOMMENDATION WILL ENSURE THAT THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE SUSTAINED SO THAT THE FLEET, WHICH IS ESTIMATED TO GROW TO 3 000 BUSES BY THE EARLY 1990’S IS PROPERLY ACCOMMODATED OFF-STREET, AND IS ACCESSIBLE FOR CLEARING AND MA INTENANCE.

THE EFFECTS ON KMB’S COSTS OF THE RECOMMENDED DEPOT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WILL BE RELATIVELY SMALL, AND SUBSTANTIALLY LESS THAN THE PROGRAMME PREVIOUSLY ENVISAGED, AS THE USE OF CERTAIN TERMINI FOR THE OVERNIGHT PARKING OF, EVENTUALLY, 1 000 BUSES HAS NOW BEEN RECOMMENDED.

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PHONE DIRECTORY ONS'ALE

X X X

THE SECOND ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TELEPHONE DIRECTORY FOR 1981, CONTAINING MORE THAN 15 000 LISTINGS, IS NOW ON SALE.

THE DIRECTORY, PRODUCED IN A NEW TYPOGRAPHIC STYLE, LISTS THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE STAFF IN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND A NUMBER OF OTHER OFFICIAL BODIES.

THE PUBLICATION IS AVAILABLE AT $12 PER COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG.

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TWO LAND SITES FOR SALE

*****

TWO SITES FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES ARE BEING OFFERED FOR SALE BY TENDER BY THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE.

IS INTARGYL£SSTREET WITH AN AREA °F AB0UT 1 5^2 SQUARE METRES,

THE SITE CARRIES A BUILDING COVENANT OF $7.3 MILLION AND SHOULD BE DEVELOPED BEFORE JUNE 30, 1985.

AND, UNDER THE SALES CONDITION, THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER FOR THIS SITE MUST ALSO BUILD FOR THE GOVERNMENT, FREE OF CHARGE, 40 FLATS IN TWO RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS ON ANOTHER SITE IN FORFAR ROAD.

THE SECOND SITE, LOCATED IN TAI TAM ROAD, MEASURES ABOUT 21 200 SQUARE METRES. CARRYING A BUILDING COVENANT OF $122 MILLION, IT SHOULD BE DEVELOPED BEFORE MARCH 31, 1986.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR TENDERS IS JANUARY 15, 1982.

TENDER FORMS, WITH NOTICES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE ON THE 19Th FLOOR OF MURRAY BUILDING AND ON THE 10TH FLOOR OF KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD.

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WORK STARTS AT SAI KUNG SPORTSGROUND

* *

THE FIRST FULL-SIZED SPORTSGROUND SPECIALLY BUILT FOR COMPETITIVE SPORTS IN SAI KUNG WILL BE READY NEXT SUMMER, SAID THE DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR JIMMY SWEETMAN.

SPEAKING AT THE FOUNDATION STONE-LAYING CEREMONY OF THE SAI KUNG TANG SHIU KIN SPORTSGROUND TODAY (TUESDAY), MR SWEETMAN SAID THE SPORTS CENTRE WOULD BE READY IN TIME TO STAGE SOME OF THE FIXTURES FOR NEXT YEAR’S INTER-DISTRICT SPORTS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THIS YEAR, SAI KUNG HAD WON THE INAUGURAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE INTER-DISTRICT FOOTBALL COMPETITION INITIATED BY THE SECRETARY FOR NEW TERRITORIES EVEN WITHOUT THE ADVANTAGE CF A +HOME+ GROUND THIS YEAR.

+WITH THE PROPER FACILITIES FOR MATCH -PRACTICE AND TRAINING NEXT YEAR, I HAVE NO DOUET THAT THE SAI KUNG SPORTS ASSOCIATION WILL BE ABLE TO EUILD ON THIS SUCCESS AND TO IMPROVE STILL FURTHER ON PERFORMANCE FOR OTHER SPORTS,+ SAID MR SWEETMAN.

MR SWEETMAN SAID PLANS WERE ALSO BEING DRAWN UP FOR A SwIMMING POOL, SQUASH COURTS AND TENNIS COURTS FOR THE DISTRICT.

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+A SITE FOR A COMPLEX TO HOUSE THESE FACILITIES WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF THE SPORTSGROUND IS NOW BEING INVESTIGATED,* HE ADDED.

MR SWEETMAN EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT WITH CONTINUED SUPPORT FROM THE SAI KUNG SPORTS ASSOCIATION, THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THEY COULD WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THE SAI KUNG TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND A TRAINING GROUND FOR FUTURE CHAMPIONS AND TO DO JUSTICE TO THE NAME OF THEIR ONEROUS BENEFACTOR.

THE SPORTSGROUND COST $6 MILLION, OF WHICH $3 MILLION WAS GIVEN BY SIR SHIU-KIN .

THE TIMELY AND GENEROUS DONATION HAD MADE A REALITY OF THE PROJECT, MR SWEETMAN SAID.

BEFORE LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE SPORTSGROUND, THE SECRETARY FOR NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO SIR SHIU-KIN FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT.

SIR SHIU-KIN’S CHARITABLE DONATIONS TO COMMUNITY AND WELFARE PROJECTS IN HONG KONG THIS FINANCIAL YEAR TOTALLED MORE THAN 322 MILLION, MR AKERS-JONES SAID.

+THE LION’S SHARE OF THIS HAS GONE TOWARDS PROVIDING RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES- MAJOR DONATIONS INCLUDE A CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THIS SPORTSGROUND, ANOTHER IN ' TUEN MUN, AND A NEW INDOOR GAMES HALL IN NORTH KWAI CHUNG.

+THESE CONTRIBUTIONS GIVE TREMENDOUS ASSISTANCE TO THE GOVERNMENT IN HELPING TO ACHIEVE THE TARGETS SET FOR PROVIDING THE FACILITIES NEEDED BY OUR RAPIDLY GROWING COMMUNITIES AND I HOPE THAT OTHERS ILL FOLLOW HIS SUPREME EXAMPLE.

+THIS DISTRICT SPORTSGROUND IS FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF 6 □□□ SCHOOL CHILDREN AND 30 000 RESIDENTS WITHIN COMFORTABLE WALKING DISTANCE OF THE SAI KUNG TOWN AND FILLS A LONG-FELT NEED,* HE SAID.

SIR SHIU-KIN WAS PRESENTED WITH A SILVER PLATE BY MR SWEETMAN, "HILE MR AKERS-JONES ACCEPTED A TROwEL FROM SIR SHIU-KIN.

ALSO ATTENDING THE CEREMONY WERE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SOUTH REGION) OF NE* TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR JAMES WlLSON-THE DISTRICT OFFICER OF SAI KUNG, MR CHAN SUI-JEUNG- THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, >’R C.S. LEE- THE CHAIRMAN OF SAI KUNG RURAL COMMITTEE, MP CHUNG POON- AND THE CHAIRMAN OF HANG HAU RURAL COMMITTEE, MR YAU KEI.

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SEMINAR ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY * * * *

FACTORY SUPERVISORS AND FOREMEN wERE URGED TODAY (TUESDAY) TO ENSURE THAT WORKERS OBSERVE SAFETY RULES AND TAKE THE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WHEN AT WORK.

♦THE SUPERVISORS AND FOREMEN MAY HAVE ACCESS TO HIGHER -EVEL '-’ANAGEMENT AND, THEY SHOULD THUS SUGGEST MEASURES TO MAKE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT SAFE,+ MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN SAID AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR FOR EMPLOYEES IN rlONG KONG, HELD AT THE CHINESE YMCA AT WATERLOO ROAD.

HE SAID THAT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES AND THE GOVERNMENT.

♦WITHOUT THE FULLEST COOPERATION AND COMPLETE INVOLVEMENT CF THESE THREE PARTIES, NO MOVEMENT TOWARDS MAKING SAFETY A RULE OF LIFE IS LIKELY TO SUCCEED,* HE SAID.

AMONG OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR WERE MR ANTHONY LAI, CHIEF SAFETY OFFICER OF THE HONG KONG UNITED DOCKYARDS LTD.-MR LEE wING-KIN, ENGINEER, HONG KONG ELECTRIC CO. LTD.- MR CHOW wING-CHEONG, DIVISIONAL OFFICER, FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT- MR YIP YUK-LUN, ACTING CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR- MR CHIU KAI-SUN, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST AND MR WOO KIANG-YIU, ACTING LABOUR OFFICER.

THE SEMINAR, ORIGINALLY TO BE HELD FOR ONE DAY, WILL EE HELD pOR A SECOND DAY, DUE TO OVER-SUBSCRIPTION.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID, +BECAUSE OF THE OVERWHELMING APPLICATIONS FROM EMPLOYEES, THE SEMINAR HAS TO BE EXTENDED TO TWO DAYS AND THAT THIS SIGNIFICANT PARTICIPATION SHOwS THAT EMPLOYEES IN HONG KONG ARE AWARE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

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POP CONCERT AT TSUEN wAN ARTS FESTIVAL ******

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FOURTH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL WILL BE A POP CONCERT ON JANUARY 28 NEXT YEAR, FEATURING FOUR OF HONG KONG’S TOP SINGERS, ELIZA CHAN, JOHNNY YIP, DING MACARDO AND ANNABELLE, WHO WILL SING A WIDE SELECTION OF SONGS IN CANTONESE AND ENGLISH, IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM, STARTING AT 7.30 PM.

THE TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL, TO BE HELD BETWEEN JANUARY 22 AND FEBRUARY 13, 1982, IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, THE TSUEN wAN CULTURE AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING ASSOCIATION AND THE MUSIC OFFICE.

TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT AT >10, >20 AND $30 ARE ON SALE THROUGH POSTAL BOOKINGS UNTIL DECEMBER 9.

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LOGO SOUGHT FOR TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD

* * * *

TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD IS LOOKING FOR A LOGO AND HAS PROVIDED $4 00.3 FOR A DESIGN COMPETITION.

ANY HONG KONG RESIDENT CAN ENTER THE COMPETITION AND THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES.

DESIGNS SHOULD SHOW DISTRICT CHARACTERISTICS OR THE ROLE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE DECEMBER 15 TO TAI ?0 DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A CASH PRIZE OF S3 000 WHILE FIVE RUNNERS-UP WILL BE AWARDED $200 EACH.

JUDGES WILL BE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS. RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR, AND WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY LETTER.

THE SELECTED LOGO WILL APPEAR ON DISTRICT BOARD LETTERHEADS AND OTHER PUBLICITY MATERIALS.

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DOLL COTS FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

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TWELVE DOLL COTS MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE LADIES SECTION OF THE PRISON OFFICERS’ CLUB WERE TODAY DONATED TO ABOUT 150 DISABLED CHILDREN AT THE DUCHESS OF KENT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT SANDY BAY, IN CONNECTION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS.

DR LOUIS HSU, MEDCAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE HOSPITAL, RECEIVED THE COTS FROM MRS BEVERLEY GARNER, PRESIDENT OF THE CLUB’S LADIES SECTION.

THE DOLL COTS WERE MADE BY WIVES OF PRISON OFFICERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE LADIES SECTION.

THE HOSPITAL, SUBVENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT, IS RUN UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE RELIEF OF DISABLED CHILDREN AND HAS 200 BEDS.

FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION OF THE COTS, MRS GARNER, ACCOMPANIED BY DR HSU AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE HOSPITAL, SAW THE VARIOUS SECTIONS AND FACILITIES AVAILABLE WITHIN THE ORGANISATION.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETHJGx

LANDLORD AND TENANT BILL .................................... 1

PLANS TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ......................... 2

LAW GOVERNING MEDIC.1L LABORATORY TECHNICIANS ............... 3

DETERRENT EXTENDED ........................................   3

♦FIRST ASYLUMf POLICY STILL STANDS .......................... 4

TRANSFER OF POWERS APPROVED ................................ 5

COMPULSORY HARBOUR PILOTAGE PLANNED......................... 6

LIGHT SCHOOL BUS MODELS STUDIED.............................. 7

TAX RELIEF SOUGHT FOR DONATIONS TO UC ....................... 7

1 METRIC1 SYSTEM NOW MORE WIDELY USED HERE................... 8

DUTIES OF REGISTRAR.......................................... 9

HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION .................... 9

JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE....................................... 11

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR OCTOBI® 1981 .................... 12

371-MILLION ROAD-IMPROVEMENT SCHEME............................ 15

SIR JACK LEAVING FOR NEW POST ................................. 15

TAC CHAIRMAN URGES MORE PEOPLE TO USE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT .......................................................... 16

SHORT-TERM TENANCY OF SITES OFFERED............................ 17

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY DRIVE BACKED ................................ 17

BUS DRIVER FATIGUE REPORT COMPLETED............................ 18

TSUEN WAN VILLAGE GETS WATER SUPPLY............................ 18

SCHOOL CHILDREN URGED TO HELP OUT ............................. 19

AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS ................................ 20

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981

LANDLORD AND TENANT BILL * * X

THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT) (NG. 2) .IlL 1981 «AS INTRODUCED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (wEDNESDAY).

THE SECRETA Y FOR HOUSING, THE HON DONALD LIAO, IN MOVING "iE SECOND READING OF THE BILL, SAID IT wOULD PROVIDE A SYSTEM FOR GIVING REASONABLE SECURITY OF TENURE TO TENANTS OF PREMISES EXCLUDED PROM THE RENT CONTROL LEGISLATION.

IT wOULD ALSO EXTEND TO SUE-TENANTS OF POST-WAR PREMISES THE SAME DEGREE OF RENT CONTROL AS wAS ENJOYED BY PRINCIPAL TENANTS, HE SAID.

MR LIAO SAID THE JURISDICTION OF THE LANDS TRIBUNAL wOULD EE EXPANDED TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE DEGREE OF SECURITY OF TENURE FOR A SITTING TENANT WHOSE LEASE wAS ABOUT TO EXPIRE, AND wHO wAS NOT OTHERWISE PROTECTED, BUT wHO wAS PREPARED TO PAY A FAIR MARKET RENT.

+IN ESSENCE, THE LANDS TRIBUNAL wOULD DECIDE WHETHER A FURTHER TENANCY SHOULD EE GRANTED, AND THE TERMS OF THE NEW TENANCY, wHERE THESE CANNOT BE AGREED BETwEEN LANDLORD AND TENANT,+ HE SAID.

THE NEW PROVISIONS APPLY TO ANY DOMESTIC TENANCY EXCLUDED FROM EITHER PARTS I OR I I OF THE ORDINANCE AND a ILL MAINLY AFFECT TENANTS OF PREMISES COMPLETED ON OR AFTER JUNE 19, 1981, AND OF ’REMISES HAVING A VERY HIGH RATEABLE VALUE.

MR LIAO STRESSED THAT THE PROPOSED SYSTEM WAS NOT ANOTHER FORM OF RENT CONTROL.

+IT SIMPLY SEEKS TO SAFEGUARD A SITTING TENANT OF PREMISES EXCLUDED FROM RENT CONTROL AGAINST AN UNREASONABLE LANDLORD

HC MAY SEEK TO TAKE UNDUE ADVANTAGE OF HIS POSITION BY DEMANDING ■’•'ORE THAN A FAIR MARKET RENT.+

HE SAID IT wAS INTENDED THAT THESE NEw PROVISIONS «OULD COME INTO OPERATION ON DECEMBER 19, 1981.

ON POSSESSION OF PREMISES FOR REBUILDING, MR LIAO SAID THE EILL wOULD INTRODUCE RESTRICTIONS TO STOP ANY TENDENCY FOR LANDLORDS TO SEEK TO DEMOLISH BUILDINGS SIMPLY TO RID THEMSELVES OF UNWELCOME PROTECTED TENANTS.

IF AN ORDER wAS GRANTED, HE SAID, COMPENSATION wOULD EE PAYABLE TO TENANTS AND SUE-TENANTS, AND OTHER CONDITIONS - IGHT ALSO BE IMPOSED.

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-THER patters covered by the EILL INCLUDE s

* THE BRINGING INTO LINE OF THE RENT INCREASE PROVISION'S FOR -•■E-.-.AR PREMISES .. ITri THOSE FOR POST-WAR PREMISES wHERE

i MOVEMENTS HAVE BEEN CARR IED OUT BY THE LANDLORD'

- T-B IGHTS LaNDLORjS AND TENANTS OF CONTROLLED POST-waR CI = S DURING THE CONTRACTUAL PERIOD OF a TENANCY,

«ND DURING THE STATUTORY PER IO>

* THE RIGHTS OF SUB-TENANTS WHERE THE LANDLORD APPLIES FOR POSSESSION OR OPPOSES THE GRANT OF A NEW TENANCY- AND

* JURISDICTION UNDER THE ORDINANCE, AND COSTS IN JUDICIAL JROCEED INGS.

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PLANS TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC CONGESTION * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS COMPREHENSIVE PLANS TO RELIEVE SERIOUS TRAFFIC CONGESTION DURING RUSH HOURS, THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, THE HON ALAN ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON ANDREW SO, MR ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT SAID GOVERNMENT’S BROAD STRATEGY ON TRANSPORT PLANNING AND POLICY IS LAID DOWN IN THE WHITE PAPER ON INTERNAL TRANSPORT.

IT COVERS:

* THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD SYSTEM-

* THE EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, IN PARTICULAR OFF-ROAD SYSTEMS SUCH AS THE MTR AND KCR- AND

* THE MORE ECONOMIC USE OF ROAD SYSTEMS INCLUDING TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES.

+IN KEEPING WITH THIS STRATEGY, A WHOLE SERIES OF PROJECTS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME IS BEING IMPLEMENTED, PRIORITIES ARE KEPT UNDER REGULAR REVIEW AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE MACHINERY MONITORS PROGRESS AND OVERSEES TRANSPORT PLANNING,* HE SAID.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981

LAW GOVERNING MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS * * *

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION GOVERNING MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN^ UNDER THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ORDINANCE WILL BE ENACTEu DURING THE CURRENT SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR THE HON K.L. THONG, SAID TODAY.

HE SAID THE DRAFT SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION LABORATORY T.CHNlCIANS WAS NOW IN AN ADVANCED FOR PRESENTATION TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

GOVERNING MEDICAL STAGE OF PREPARATION

DR THONG WAS ANSWERING A QUESTION BY THE HON ALEX wU.

SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION GOVERNING THE OTHER THREE PARA-MEDICAL PROFESSIONS — RADIOGRAPHY PHYSIOTHERAPY AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY — WAS EeING considered by the respective boards and will be enacted AS SOON AS PROPER PROCEDURES ARE COMPLETED.

DR THONG EXPLAINED THE PROCEDURES THROUGH WHICH SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION UNDER THE ORDINANCE IS PROCESSED BEFORE PRESENTING TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL.

HE SAID GUIDELINES CONCERNING SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION RELEVANT TO A PARTICULAR PARA-MEDICAL PROFESSION WILL FIRST HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED AND DRAFTED BY ITS BOARD AND PUT TO THE SOCIAL SERVICES BRANCH FOR DRAFTING APPROVAL.

THE GUIDELINES ARE THEN FORWARDED TO THE LAW DRAFTSMAN wHO a ILL TRANSLATE THEM INTO DRAFT LEGISLATION. THE FINAL DRAFT IS RETURNED TO THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION AND AGREEMENT BEFORE BEING PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL.

DR THONG SAID THAT THE SOONER THE BOARDS COMPLETE THEIR wORK, THE EARLIER CAN DRAFT LEGISLATION BE PROCESSED AND TABLED BEFORE THE COUNCIL.

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DETERRENT EXTENDED X- * K

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) APPROVED A MOTION EXTENDING SECTIONS OF THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 1979 wHIuH PROVIDE FOR THE FORFEITURE OF A VESSEL IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVING THE CARRIAGE OF EXCESS PASSENGERS.

IN MOVING THE MOTION, THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, THE HON LEwlS DAVIES SAID THE PROVISIONS WOULD EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 1981 UNLESS THEY wERE EXTENDED BY RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL.

+THESE PROVISIONS,* HE SAID, +ARE AN IMPORTANT DETERRENT AND THE GOVERNMENT CONSIDERS THAT THEY ARE STILL REQUIRED.*

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+FIRST ASYLUM+ POLICY STILL STANDS

*

* *

THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, HONG KONG WOULD NEED TO CONSIDER REFUGEES IN THE LIGHT OF CHANGES GENEVA CONFERENCE IN JULY 1979.

THE HON LEWIS DAVIES, SAID TODAY ITS POLICY OVER VIETNAMESE IN THE AGREEMENT REACHED AT THE

HE ..AS REPL ING TO A QUESTION FROM DR THE HON HO KAM-FAI ..ri' WANTS: to KNOW WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONSiDER CHANGING ITS +PORT OF FIRST CALL* POLICY IN VIEW OF THE INCREASING DIFFICULTIES IN RESETTLING VIETNAMESE REFUGEES OVERSEAS AND INDICATIONS THAT MANY ARE SIMPLY ECONOMIC ADVENTURERS.

MR DAVIES SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY OVER VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IS TO CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT THE AGREEMENT REACHED AT THE GENEVA CONFERENCE, UNDER WHICH COUNTRIES OF FIRST ASYLUM UNDERTAKE TO ALLOW REFUGEES TO STAY TEMPORARILY, PENDING THEIR RESETTLEMENT OVERSEA^.

FOR ITS PART, HE ADDED, THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES UNDERTAKES TO USE ITS BEST ENDEAVOURS TO SECURE SUCH RESETTLEMENT.

+SHOULD ANY CHANGES IN THE JULY 1979 ARRANGEMENTS EE MADE, OR CONTEMPLATED, THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT wCULD NEED TO CONSIDER ITS POSITION IN THE LIGHT OF SUCH DEVELOPMENTS,* SAID MR DAVIES.

MEANWHILE, MEASURES CONTAINED IN THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE AND THE MERCHANT SHIPPING ORDINANCE TO COMBAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND TO DEAL WITH VIETNAMESE REFUGEES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED FOR ANOTHER YEAR, UNTIL THE END OF 1982.

THE MEASURES -- WHICH WERE DUE TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS YEAR — RELATE TO THE TRAFFICKING OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, MAKE VIETNAMESE REFUGEES SUBJECT TO REMOVAL FROM HONG KONG AT ANY TIME, AND PROVIDE FOR THE FORFEITURE OF VESSELS CARRYING EXCESS PASSENGERS.

STRESSING THE NEED FOR EXTENDING THE VARIOUS PROVISIONS IN THE TwO ORDINANCES, MR DAVIES, SAID THEY PROVIDED AN IMPORTANT DETERRENT wHICH IT wOULD EE UNwISE NOT TO RETAIN DURING 1982.

WHILE THERE HAD NOT BEEN ANY MAJOR INFLUX OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES OF THE KIND EXPERIENCED IN 1979, HE SAID, +ARRIVALS CONTINUE AT AN UNCOMFORTABLE HIGH RATE.*

THE 8 154 BOAT REFUGEES WHO HAD ARRIVED DIRECT FROM VIETNAM SO FAR THIS YEAR REPRESENTED AN UNWELCOME INCREASE OVER THE 6 788 ARR IVALS LAST YEAR.

AS A RESULT THERE ARE STILL 13 328 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG AWAITING RESETTLEMENT. THIS INCLUDED 880 wHO HAD BEEN RESCUED AT SEA BY OCEAN-GOING VESSELS.

HE ALSO NOTED THAT DURING THE FIRST TEN MONTHS THIS YEAR, 6 4°3 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FRO- CHINA HAD BEEN ARRESTtD AND 23 FROM MACAU. I\ ADDITION, 1 116 AND 12 EVADERS FROM CHINA AND MACAU RESPECTIVELY HAD BEEN ARRESTED DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

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TRANSFER OF POWERS APPROVED * * * *

A MOTION WAS PASSED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSFER OF CERTAIN STATUTORY POWERS RESULTING FROM THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO RE-ORGANISE ITS INTERNAL ADMINISTRATION.

MOVING THE MOTION, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, THE HON SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE SAID CERTAIN STATUTORY POWERS NEEDED TO BE TRANSFERRED TO AND FROM VARIOUS OFFICERS SO THAT THE NEW SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NE* TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND THE NEW-STYLE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS COULD ASSUME THEIR NEw ROLES FROM DECEMBER 1.

SIR PHILIP SAID THE MOTION ENSURED THAT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE POST OF SECRETARY -OR THE NEW TERRITORIES BY THE NEW POST OF SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION LID NOT INVALIDATE ANY INSTRUMENTS OR CONTRACTS RELATING TO LAND IN THE NT ISSUED OR ENTERED INTO BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

HE SAID THAT FOLLOWING THE DISMANTLING OF THE ENVIRONMENT BRANCH AND THE INTENDED-DE-FEDERALISAT ION OF THE Pw'D, IT WAS ~ECIDED TO BRING RESPONSIBILITY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION THROUGHOUT HONG KONG UNDER THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

♦IN EFFECT,+ HE SAID, +THIS POST IS THE SUCCESSOR POST OF SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES AND WILL BE SUPPORTED BY TWO POSTS OF REGIONAL SECRETARY, ONE FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES AND ONE FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON.+

AT THE SAME TIME, IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE HOME AFFAIRS BRANCH SHOULD ABSORB THE INFORMATION BRANCH AND TAKE OVER RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS AT PRESENT LOCATED IN THE ADMINISTRATION BRANCH, HE SAID.

+THE ROLE OF THE ADMINISTRATION BRANCH IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE SCHEME OF THINGS IN THE FUTURE IS NOw UNDER MY CONSIDERATION,* SIR PHILIP SAID.

♦WHILST THE DETAILED ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS RESHUFFLING OF FUNCTIONS HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF A GOOD LEAL OF WORK ALREADY, IT WILL BE SOME TIME YET BEFORE THE ACTUAL LAYOUT CF THE NEW CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND THE NEw HOME AFFAIRS BRANCH ON THE GROUND, IN TERMS OF BOTH PERSONNEL AND OFFICES, BECOMES APPARENT,* HE ADDED.

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COMPULSORY HARBOUR PILOTAGE PLANNED ******

THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR D.G. JEAFFRESON SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO START TO PHASE 1 WITHIN THE COilNG THREE YEARS, THE INTRODUCTION OF COMPULSORY PILOTAGE OF ALL OCEAN-GOING VESSELS ENTERING AND LEAVING HONG KONG WATERS.

THE PHASE IN WILL START WITH SUCH VESSELS CARRYING HAZARDOUS CARGOES AS OIL TANKERS AND L.P.G. CARRIERS.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY MR WONG LAM IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HE SAID THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE WAS PREPARING DRAFTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NECESSARY AMENDMENTS TO THE PILOTAGE ORDINANCE, WITH THE INTENTION THAT THE AMENDMENTS BE PASSED INTO LAW WHEN THE HONG KONG PILOTS ASSOCIATION HAS TRAINED SUFFICIENT HARBOUR PILOTS TO MAKE THIS FEASIBLE.

PILOTS IN HONG KONG ARE EMPLOYED BY THE HONG KONG PILOTS ASSOCIATION, OF WHICH THEY BECOME MEMBERS, HE EXPLAINED.

THE IDEA OF COMPULSORY PILOTAGE WAS ENDORSED IN 1978 AND THE ASSOCIATION WAS ENCOURAGED TO TRAIN MORE PILOTS FOR THIS.

AS A RESULT THE NUMBER OF LICENSED HARBOUR PILOTS INCREASED STEADILY FROM 27 IN 1976 TO 40 IN 1981 IN ADDITION TO TWO APPRENTICE PILOTS ON THE REGISTER. THEY ARE NOW BEING EMPLOYED ON 95 PER CENT OF ALL OCEAN-GOING SHIPS ENTERING AND LEAVING THE HARBOUR.

HE SAID IT WAS LATER AGREED WITH THE PILOTS ASSOCIATION THAT THE BOUNDARY OF THE AREA IN WHICH SHIPS HAVE TO USE PILOTS SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO PO TOI SO AS TO INCLUDE THE EAST LAMMA CHANNEL.

+THIS WILL INVOLVE THE PILOTS IN THE PURCHASE OF AT LEAST TWO AND POSSIBLY FOUR ALL-WEATHER LAUNCHES. IT WILL ALSO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PILOTS NECESSARY TO INTRODUCE COMPULSORY PILOTAGE,+ HE SAID.

MR JEAFFRESON ALSO DISCLOSED THAT THE INCIDENTS INVOLVING OCEAN-GOING VESSELS IN COLLISION OR GROUNDING (OTHER THAN IN TYPHOONS) SHOW THAT MOST TOOK PLACE WHEN THERE WERE NO PILOTS ON BOARD.

+S0 THE INCREASE I. THE AVAILABILITY OF PILOTS ALONE SHOULD HELP TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF INCIDENTS, EVEN IF WE HAVE NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO MAKE PILOTAGE COMPULSORY,+ HE SAID.

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LIGHT SCHOOL BUS MODELS STUDIED * * *

THE VARIOUS MODELS OF VEHICLES TO BE RECLASSIFIED AS PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES FOR SCHOOL PASSENGERS, HAVE BEEN EXAMINED AND TYPE APPROVALS HAVE BEEN GRANTED, SAID THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, THE HON ALAN ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT TODAY.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON PETER WONG, HE SAID THAT T'-'E PROCESSING v? APPLICATIONS FOR THE RE-REGISTRATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL VEHICLES INVOLVED, STARTED EARLIER THIS MONTH.

APPLICATIONS IN HAND SHOULD BE CLEARED WITHIN TWO TO THREE WEES. MORE APPLICATIONS CAN BE EXPECTED AND THESE WILL BE DEALT WITH AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.

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TAX RELIEF SOUGHT FOR DONATIONS TO UC * * * * *

A B ILL INTENDED TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM TAX AND ESTATE DUTY ON DONATIONS TO THE URBAN COUNCIL WAS INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.(WEDNESDAY).

MOVING THE SECOND READING OF THE URBAN COUNCIL (DONATIONS) BILL 1981, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON JOHN BREMRIDGE, jAID UNDER THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINANCE, A PERSON WHO DONATES MONcY TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR A CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE GRANTED TAX RELIEF, BUT THIS DOES NOT APPLY IF THE DONATION IS MADE TO THE URBAN COUNCIL ALBEIT FOR A SIMILAR PURPOSE.

UNDER THE ESTATE DUTY ORDINANCE, HE SAID, ESTATE DUTY IS HOT PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF PROPERTY DEVISED OR BEQUEATHED BY A DECEASED PERSON TO A CHAR ITALEE INSTITUTION OR TRUST OF A PUBLIC CHARACTER, OR TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES.

THIS IS NOT THE CASE, HOWEVER, IF THE DEVICE OF BEQUEST IS vaDE TO THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR BREMRIDGE SAID.

_A T IHE PRESENT TREATMENT OF DONATIONS TO THE URBAN COUNC .u UNDER THE inland REVENUE ORDINANCE AND THE ^TATt^UTY ORDINANCE IS THUS INCONSISTENT, AND AMENDMENTS TO THc T*C ORDINANCES ARE THEREFORE PROPOSED TO RECTIFY THE INCONSISTENCY, HE SAID.

COUNCIL AND

, +CLAUSE 4 OF THE BILL AMENDS THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINACE BY INCLUDING DONATIONS OF MONEY TO THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR CHARITABLE URPO&to IN THE DEFINITION OF APPROVED CHARITABLE DONATIONS.

tJI i)lLL APPLY TO THE YEAR OF ASSESSMENT COMMENCING APRIL 1, 1981 ANv TO SUBSEQUENT YEARS OF ASSESSMENT,* HE SAID.

+CLAUScS 2 AND 3 AMEND THE ESTATE DUTY ORDINANCE BY EXCLUDING FROM CHARGE TO ESTATE DUTY A DECEASED PERSON’S PROPERTY whICH

-EVI3ED R BEQUEATHED TO TrlE UREA! COUNCIL FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES.

+IT « ILL APPLY TO ESTATES OF PERSONS DYING ON OR AFTER THE ATE OF ENACTMENT OF THIS BILL,* THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY ADDED.

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’METRIC’ SYSTEM NOW MORE WIDELY USED HERE

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EFFORTS TO HAVE THE METRIC SYSTEM — MORE CORRECTLY THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNITS — USED IN HONG KONG ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS RATHER THAN BY LAW HAVE PRODUCED EXCELLENT RESULTS, SAID THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, THE HON D.G. JEAFFRESON, AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THIS WAS ACHIEVED THROUGH PLACING EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION, PERSUASION AND PUBLICITY, HE SAID.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION RAISED BY THE HON ANDREW SO ON THE PROGRESS MADE IN ENCOURAGING THE ADOPTION OF THE METRIC SYSTEM IN HONG KONG, MR JEAFFRESON SAID THAT A METRICATION COMMITTEE WAS SET UP IN JANUARY 1978 TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF THE METRIC SYSTEM ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS RATHER THAN BY LAW.

IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ALL PROJECTS OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL ENGINEERING MUST NOw BE SPECIFIED, AND MOST ARE EXECUTED, IN THE METR IC SYSTEM.

WITH REGARD TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND SERVICES, THE PETROL COMPANIES AND THE POWER COMPANIES HAVE ADOPTED THE METRIC SYSTEM WHILE THE GAS COMPANY IS LOOKING INTO IT.

IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, THOSE PRODUCING SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, OPTICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, TOBACCO, PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS AND PAINTS ARE NOW USING THE METRIC SYSTEM.

+FOR THE REMAINDER, ONE PROBLEM IS THAT HONG KONG CANNOT ADOPT THE SYSTEM WITHOUT REGARD TO THE UNITS USED BY ITS TRADING PARTNERS,* HE SAID. +BUT THE COMMITTEE EXPECTS THAT MOST INDUSTRIES wILL BE INVOLVED IN THE METRIC SYSTEM BY 1985.+

HE POINTED OUT THAT CONSUMER GOODS AND SERVICES PRESENTED IN MANY RESPECTS MORE DIFFICULTIES THAN INDUSTRY UNDER A SYSTEM OF PERSUASION RATHER THAN OF LAW.

NEVERTHELESS MANY OUTLETS FOR CONSUMER GOODS AND SERVICES WILL BE USING THE METRIC SYSTEM BY THE END OF 1983.

IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, 15 GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAVE EFFECTIVELY ADOPTED THE METRIC SYSTEM. THEY ARE EDUCATION, PUBLIC WORKS, ROYAL OBSERVATORY, POST OFFICE, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, CIVIL AVIATION, GOVERNMENT LABORATORY, HOUSING, IMMIGRATION, KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY, MEDICAL AND HEALTH, RATING AND VALUATION, CENSUS AND STATISTICS, URBAN SERVICES AND PRISONS.

PLANS ARE WELL ADVANCED FOR FOUR OTHER DEPARTMENTS -- FIRE SERVICES, MARINE, TRANSPORT AND TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS --TO IMPLEMENT COMPLETELY THE METRIC SYSTEM BY 1983.

MR JEAFFRESON NOTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT WAS NOT YET ABLE TO ADOPT THE METRIC SYSTEM, AND THAT MUCH OF ITS PROGRESS WILL DEPEND ON THE UNITS USED BY THE SOURCES OF l~S PURCHASES.

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DUTIES OF REGISTRAR

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THE DUTIES OF THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT UNDER THE COMPANIES (WINDING UP) RULES MAY BE CARRIED OUT BY AN ASSISTANT REGISTRAR, IN ADDITION TO A DEPUTY REGISTRAR.

THIS IS PR< IDED IN THE COMPANIES (WINDING UP) (AMENDMENT) Rules 1981 UNDER SECTION 296 OF THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE MADE BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE ON NOVEMBER 5, AND APPROVED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY. THESE RULES SEEK TO DELETE RULE 4(2), THE SECRETARY ADDED.

MOVING THE MOTION, THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, THE HON DAVID JEAFFRESON SAID DIFFICULTIES HAD ARISEN RECENTLY OVER THE INTERPRETATION OF RULE 4(2) OF THE COMPANIES (w IND ING UP) RULES IN RELATION TO THE GIVING OF LEAVE TO WITHDRAW A PETITION TO wIND UP A COMPANY.

IT WAS A STRAIGHTFORWARD COPY OF AN EQUIVALENT UNITED KINGDOM PROVISION AND MADE REFERENCE TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF A MASTER, REGISTRAR, OR TAXING MASTER, AND HAD NO APPLICATION TO HONG KONG, HE SAID.

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HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION * * *

uama J^E PERCENTAGE 0F APPLICATIONS FOR SITES APPROVED BY THE

Sam !^L ESTATES CORPORATION HAS BEEN RISING STEADILY

FROM 11 PER CeNT IN eARLY 1977 TO MORE THAN 53 PER CENT IN THE

TJ'C YEARS» The HON WONG PO-YAN TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MlST EE SEEN AS INDICATING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING BY AP-'LlCANTo OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATES, HE SAID.

$PEA* ,NG AT THE TABLING OF THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31 THIS YEAR, MR WONG SAID: +HOWEVER, WITH THE PRESENT AV/ULAb7l1 TY~ OF LAND

LONG IN ADDITION TO TAI PO, THE CORPORATION HOPES MORE 5^??TI0NS '"ILL BE REIVED AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE INCREASED TRADE, industS'anJEcustoJ!s.BEING u',dertsk£'1 THE DEPARTMENT op

*JHEG0RP0RAT,°N HAS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER TRADE ORGANISATIONS, PARTICIPATED IN A VALUABLE SERIES OF SEMINARS IN HONG KONG, DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE AWARENESS OF LOCAL INDUSTRIALISTS TO THE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY THE ESTATES AND ALSO TO ATTRACT OVERSEAS INVESTMENT?* U ESTATE,

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--E YEAR UNDER REVIEW SAW THE COMPLETION OF THE SECOND STAGE ,P THE TAI PO ESTATE AND THE GOVERNMENT’S APPROVAL FOR THE THIRD STAGE, FOR WHICH THE INITIAL CONTRACT WILL BE LET SHORTLY, SAID wONG.

THE FIRST THE STANDARD FACTORY BLOCKS AT THE TAI PO ESTATE IS NOV VIRTUALLY COMPLETED, REPRESENTING AN IMPORTANT ALTERNATIVE FOR ■ DUSTRIALISTS WHO MEET THE CRITERIA AND WISH TO COMMENCE MA.. PASTURING IMMEDIATELY AND wHOSE PROCESSES CAN BE ACCOMMODATED IN 3RE-BUILT FACTORY.

SO FAR, HE ADDED, 34 COMPANIES HAVE TAKEN SITES AT TAI PO COVERING ‘ORE THAN HALF OF THE NET AREA OF THE ESTATE, AND 13 ARE IN PRODUCTION .ITH A WORKFORCE OF 2 500.

+THE CONCEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ESTATES OFFERING LAND ON SPECIAL TERMS TO SELECTED INDUSTRIES WHICH MEET SPECIFIC CRITERIA IS A NOVEL ONE FOR HONG KONG, AND IT IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT TO GAUGE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE ESTATES ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE DIVERSIFICATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRY AND TO THE INTRODUCTION CF NEw TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES,* MR WONG SAID.

THE 34 COMPANIES LISTED IN THE ANNUAL REPORT COVER A VERY ..IDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS AND INVOLVE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE IN THE WORLD TODAY.

AMONG THE PRODUCTS ARE MANY WHICH WILL CONTRIBUTE DIRECTLY TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF HONG KONG INDUSTRY AND INCREASE OUR EXPORT PERFORMANCE.

+ALL OF THESE COMPANIES HAVE BEEN ATTRACTED TO THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AND HAVE BEEN SELECTED AGAINST THE CRITERIA WHICH ESSENTIALLY HAVE REMAINED UNCHANGED SINCE THE . ORPORATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1977.

+WITH THE LAND NOW AVAILABLE, THE CORPORATION WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY LIKE TO SEE MORE APPLICATIONS THAN IT HAS AT PRESENT IN THE P IPEL INE.

+CN THE OTHER HAND, THE CORPORATION MUST ADHERE TO THE ESTABLISHED SELECTION CRITERIA TO ENSURE THERE IS NO DEVIATION PROM THE ORIGINAL OBJECTIVE,* HE SAID.

AS FOR THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, MR WONG NOTED THE PRCELE OF OBTAINING FILL MATERIAL HAS BEEN OVERCOME AND DURING THE PAST YEAR WORK PROCEEDED MORE SATISFACTORILY.

+UNDER THE REVISED PROGRAMME IT IS DUE TO BE COMPLETED EARLY IN 1983, BUT LAND IS ALREADY AVAILABLE FOR BUILDING, AND FOLLOWING THE RECENT SIGNING OF THE GOVERNMENT GRANT CONDITIONS, THE CORPORATION EXPECTS TO LEASE THE FIRST SITE VERY SOON,* HE ADDED.

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JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE

* * * *

“iE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE AT SHA TIN WHICH IS DUE TO OPEN IK AY NEXT YEAR, * ILL GIVE HONG KONG A NATIONAL COACHING CENTRE CF INTERNATIONAL QUALITY, THE HON DAVID NEWBIGGING SAID.

SPEAKING A .HE TABLING OF THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE BOARD ,-hjUAL sEFORT FCr THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, MR NEWBIGGING SAID: +iT a __ PROVIDE SPORTSMEN AND aOMEN WITH COACHING DESIGNED TO GIVE EVERYONE w ITH TALENT THE CHANCE TO ACHIEVE HIS OR HER BEST.

+THE PURPOSE OF THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE IS TO OFFER THE PHYSICAL RESOURCES AND THE EXPERT TRAINING WHICH «ILL RAISE THE STANDARD OF SPORT OVER THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.+

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE PILING CONTRACT FOR THE CENTRE WAS COMPLETED IN APRIL T IS YEAR, AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN BUILDING AND OTHER SPORTS FACILITIES IS NOW UNDERWAY AND PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY.

ITS MANY FACILITIES W ILL INCLUDE THREE INDOOR SPORTS HALLS, ONE OF .sHICH MEASURES 68 METRES BY 35 METRES AND IS CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING UP TO 53 DIFFERENT INDOOR SPORTS.

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION CAN ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR OVER 80 ATHLETES IN TRAINING, HE ADDED.

MR NEWBIGGING NOTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOCATED A FURTHER 333 MILLION TOWARDS THE CENTRE wHICH, TOGETHER WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AND THE QUEEN’S SILVER JUBILEE FUND, ERINGS THE TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT TO >153 MILLION.

IN ADDITION, HE SAID ANOTHEF 733 303 WAS DONATED BY PRIVATE SOURCES DURING THE YEAR.

ON THE COACHING SIDE, MR NEWBIGGING REPORTED THAT A SWIMMING COACH, A TENNIS COACH, AN ASSISTANT SOCCER COACH AND AN ASSISTANT BADMINTON COACH HAD BEEN APPOINTED DURING THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW.

+THE CENTRE NOW HAS SEVEN SPECIALIST COACHES AND THREE ASSISTANT COACHES,+ SAID MR NEWBIGGING.

+BY THE TIME THE CENTRE IS COMPLETED WE EXPECT TO HAVE A COACHING STAFF OF 43, aHO, WE HOPE a ILL BE HELPING TO MAKE HONG KONG A SPORTING FORCE TO BE RECKONED wlTH.+

HE ALSO REVEALED THAT 3 335 COACHING SESSIONS WERE HELD DURING THE YEAR, OF WHICH 43 PER CENT WERE CONDUCTED IN CO-OPERATION WITH THE GOVERNING BODIES OF THE VARIOUS SPORTS IN HONG KONG.

THE OTHERS WERE ARRANGED THROUGH SCHOOLS, SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS AND SPORTS CLUBS.

A TOTAL OF 45 NEw VENUES THROUGHOUT HONG KONG ISLAND, KOwLCON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES wERE UTILISED, HE ADDED.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR OCTOBER 1981

* * *

THE EXPORT SECTOR CONTINUED TO PUT UP AN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE IN OCTOBER. THIS IS REVEALED IN THE PROVISIONAL TRADE -IGUPES FOR THE ■ONTH PUBLISHED TODAM (WEDNESDAY) BY THE CENSUS A-D STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR OCTOBER WAS SU 225

' IL . ION, VADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AT $7 534 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS r.T 3 FQ1 v ILL ION. n ITH IMPORTS AT $12 073 MILLION, THE VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT FOR OCTOBER wAS $848 MILLION.

COMPARED aITH OCTOBER 1980, THERE WERE THE FOLLOWING INCREASES BY VALUE: $1 428 MILLION OR 23.4 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, 3792 MILLION OR 27.3 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS, $2 223 luLI-N OR 24.6 PER CENT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS AND $2 501 MILLION OR 26.1 PER CENT FOR IMPORTS. THE VISIBLE TRADE +GAP+, THAT IS THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS NOT COVERED BY THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS, wAS SEVEN PER CENT IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR, COMPARED ITH 5.9 PER CENT IN OCTOBER 1980.

COMMENTING ON THE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT ThAT THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN OCTOBER OF OVER 23 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS WAS EQUIVALENT TO OVER 10 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS. THIS, HE SAID, REPRESENTED A FURTHER ACCELERATION IN THE YEAR-ON-YEAR GROwTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS wHEN COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES OF LESS THAN SIX PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR AND ABOUT EIGHT PER CENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF THIS YEAR.

AT A TIME WHEN ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN HONG KONG’S MAJOR •ARKETS WERE UNFAVOURABLE, SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE wAS A CLEAR INDICATION THAT THE ECONOMY HAD BEEN ADJUSTING EFFICIENTLY, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

CONCERNING THE CONTINUING RAPID GROWTH OF IMPORTS THAT ..ERE RETAINED IN HONG KONG, THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT DETAILED BREAKDOWNS BY END-USE CATEGORIES OF RETAINED IMPORTS IN OCTOBER wERE NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT. HE POINTED OUT, HOWEVER, THAT THOSE UP TO SEPTEMBER SHOWED AN ENCOURAGING PICTURE LOTr IK RESPECT OF OVERALL BALANCE IK THE ECONOMY AND OF IMMEDIATE EXPORT PROSPECTS.

HERE HAD BEE'- A - AIRLY SHARP ACCELERATION IN THE GROwTH .-ATE ~F RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES AND Al EQUALLY SHARP DECELERATION IN THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS.

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COMPARING THE FIRST TEN MONTHS OF 1981 Vv ITH THE FIRST TEN MONTHS OF I960, THE GROwTH RATE OF IMPORTS, AT 26.2 PER CENT, wAS FASTER THAN THE GPOwTH RATE OF TOTAL EXPORTS, AT 24.3 PER CENT. aS A CONSEQUENCE, THE VISIBLE TRADE +GAP+ WIDENED SLIGHTLY FROM 13.5 PEE C* T IN THE FIRST TEN MONTHS OF 1980 TO 11.9 PER UcNT I THE FIRaT TEN MONTHS OF 1981.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT HAD RELEASED THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR OCTOBER :-

MERCHANDISE: COMPARATIVE FIGURE DOMESTIC EXPORTS RE-EXPORTS TOTAL EXPORTS IMPORTS :$ 7 534 MILLION :$ 3 691 MILLION •.$11 225 MILLION

:$12 073 MILLION DEF IC IT)

TRADE S BALANCE :3 848 MILLION ( IN

LATEST 3 MONTHS AUG - OCT 1931 AUG - OCT 1980 INCREASE OR DECREASE

< MN. 3 MN. 4 MN. z J

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 22 667 18 829 +3 838 +23.4

RE-EXPORTS 10 991 8 367 +2 624 +31.4

TCTAL EXPORTS 33 65° 27 196 +6 463 +23.8

IMPORTS 35 309 28 352 +6 657 +23.5

TRADE BALANCE - 1 350 - 1 156 194

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR OCTOBER 1981 OCTOBER 1980 INCREh DECR SE OR EASE

> MN. $ MN. MN. 7*

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (■ OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 7 534 (67.1%) 6 106 (67.8%) +1 428 +23. +

RE-EXPORTS 3 691 2 899 + 792 +27.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 11 225 9 305 +2 220 +24. 6

IMPORTS 12 073 9 572 +2 531 + 26.1

TRADE BALANCE 348 567 281

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OCTOBER 1981 SEPTEMBER 1981 INCREASE OR DECREASE

LAST '•'MH

DOMESTIC EXPORTS ERTS) o mn. 7 534 3 MN. 7 659 B MN. % - 125 -1.6

(‘ OF TOTAL E. ■ (67.1%) (66.6%)

k£-EX<’.TS 3 691 3 836 - 145 -3.8

TOT‘L EXPORTS 11 225 11 495 - 273 -2.3

IMPORTo 12 073 11 710 + 363 +3.1

TRADE BALANCE 848 - 215 - 633

CALENDAR YEAR TC- DATE JAN - OCT 1981 JAN - OCT 1980 INCREASE OR DECREASE

DOMESTIC EXPORTS MN. 65 623 S MN. 56 030 S MN. % + 9 593 +17.1

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (65.9%) (70.0%)

RE-EXPORTS 33 934 24 323 + 9 881 +41.1

TOTAL EXPORTS 99 527 80 354 +19 474 +24.3

IMPORTS 112 931 89 482 +23 449 +26.2

TRADE BALANCE - 13 404 - 9 428 - 3 976

LAST 12 MONTHS NOV 1980 TC OCT 1981 NOV 1979 TC OCT 1980 INCREASE OR DECREASE

DOMESTIC EXPORTS ;> mn. 77 764 4 MN. 66 948 $ MN. K +10 816 +16.2

RE-EXPORTS 39 953 27 914 +12 039 +43.1

TOTAL EXPORTS 117 716 94 861 +22 855 +24.1

IMPORTS 135 100 136 311 +29 389 +27.4

trade Balance - 17 384 -11 150 - 6 234

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571—MILL ION ROAD-IMPROVEMENT SCHEME

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■ NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TODAY AWARDED A 71-MILLlCK CONTRACT TO FRANK I CONTRACTORS LTD. FOR A MAJOR ROAD IMPROVEMENT SCHEME AT ~-E JUNCTION OF TAI HO ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK - -kD IN TSU- wAN NEw TOWN.

T-: CONTRACT v,AS FORMALLY SIGNED THIS AFTERNOON (WEDNESDAY) 1Y M-’ .. N. FONG , PROJECT MANAGER OF TSUEN WAN NEW TOwN DEVELOPMENT ;F"ICE AND MR R.J.C. HARTLEY, ANAGING DIRECTOR OF FRANK I CONTRACTORS LTD.

*CRK ON THE CONTRACT INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FLYOVER, TaO FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS CASTLE PEAK ROAD AS WELL AS ASSOCIATED ROAD AND DRAINAGE wORKS.

THE FLYOVER W ILl LINK TAI HO ROAD TO THE NEW' MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATION AS WELL AS THE RECENTLY-DIVERTED ROUTE TWISK.

THE FOOTBRIDGES WILL ENABLE THE PEDESTRIANS TO CROSS CASTLE =EAK ROAD TO THE MTR STATION AND THE NEW BUS TERMINUS BUILDING NOw UNDER CONSTRUCTION. '

I ADDITION, THE EXISTING SIGNAL-CONTROLLED JUNCTION WILL EE ■ODIFIED TO INCLUDE LANDSCAPED TRAFFIC ISLANDS AND A NEW ROAD, TO BE NAMED SAI LAU KOK ROAD, WILL EE BUILT PARALLEL TO CASTLE PEAK ROAD TO SERVE BOTH BUS AND MTR USERS.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT WILL TAKE ABOUT 26 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

SIR JACK LEAVING FOR NEW POST * * * * *

CATER WILL LEAVE BY AIR FOR LONDON TOMORROW KWG-S CMM^SIMeT T0 TAX£ UP HIS APP0IK™ENT ‘S HONG

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR PRFqq DFpIrthp?HERS AND TV CAMERAf-’EN WISHING TO COVER SIR JACK’S Utr AK I Ur\ t ■

THEY ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT prfqq CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE TERMINAL BUILDING AT 2.45 PM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE PRESENT TO ASSIST

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981

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TAG CHAIRMAN URGES MORE PEOPLE TO USE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT * * *

MORE °EOPL_ SHOULD USE THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT SO THAT THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) CAN HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW +WHAT THE PUBLIC REALLY WANTS FROM HONG KONG’S PUBLIC 7r A SPORT SYSTEM.+

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAC, MR T.S. LO, SAID THIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER HIS COMMITTEE ENDORSED THE FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT (TCU).

THE REPORT, PREPARED BY THE TCU’S EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, MR JAMES KWAN, SAYS 'HAT, ALTHOUGH THE UNIT DOES NOT HAVE A BIG STAFF, IT MANAGED TO COMPLETE 2 800 OR 60 PER CENT OF THE CASES RECEIVED UP TO THE END OF SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.

THE REPORT LISTS SEVEN MAIN AREAS OF COMPLAINT: BUS DRIVERS. BUSES NOT KEEPING TO SCHEDULES, NEED FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BASIC cUS FREQUENCIES, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS AND TRAFFIC LIGHTS, ILLEGAL PARKING AND ABANDONED VEHICLES, AND TAXI DRIVER MALPRACTICES.

THE REPORT IS NOW BEING PRINTED AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE MEDIA, DISTRICT BOARDS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS FOR INFORMATION.

MR LO SAID HE WAS PLEASED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TCU EECAUSE THE UNIT HAI TO ESTABLISH ITS CREDIBILITY FROM ITS INCEPTION.

+THIS WAS BY NO MEANS AN EASY TASK AS SEVERAL MORE COMMONLY KNOWN CHANNELS OF COMPLAINT WERE IN EXISTENCE WHEN THE TCU WAS SET UP.+ HE ADDED.

THE TCU IS LOCATED AT ROOM 904, CAPITOL CENTRE, CAUSEWAY BAY. ITS HOTLINE FOR COMPLAINTS - 5-776866 - IS EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC RECORDING DEVICE TO TAKE CALLS FROM THE PUBLIC OUTSIDE OFF ICE HOURS.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981

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SHORT-TERM TENANCY OF SITES OFFERED * * *

THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT-TERM TENANCY OF TWO SITES IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

THE LARGE'5 LOT, OF ABOUT 5 192 SQUARE METRES AT THE JUNCTION C" SCIENCE MUSE. ROAD AND CHING YEE ROAD, IS FOR A FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARK.

~HE SECOND LOT, MEASURING ABOUT 2 850 SQUARE METRES IN CHING YEE ROAD, IS FOR A FEE-PAYING COACH AND GOODS VEHICLE PARK.

THE TENANCY OF BOTH LOTS ARE FOR ONE YEAR AND THEREAFTER ON A QUARTERLY BASIS.

TENDERS WILL CLOSE AT NOON ON DECEMBER 18.

TENDER FORMS AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG AND 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON. TENDER PLANS MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THESE LOCATIONS.

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY DRIVE BACKED * * * * *

THE DIRECTOR ■F JAMES TYE, HAS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

GENERAL OF THE BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL, GIVEN WHOLE-HEARTED SUPPORT TO THE AIMS OF THE CAM-A I GN IN HONG KONG.

IN WELCOMING

THE VISIT OF THE FIVE WINNERS OF THE RECENTLY-CONCLUDED +SAFETY AT WORK* COMPETITION FROM HONG KONG, i«F TYE SAID YESTERDAY s+ONLY BY CHANGING ATTITUDES THROUGH bAFcTY TRAINING AND INVOLVING THE WORK FORCE IN SAFETY CAMPAIGNS AND COMPETITIONS WILL IMPROVEMENTS IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY EE MADE.+

♦ EVEN IN ERITA IN, WHICH HAS ONE OF THE BEST INDUSTRIAL SAFETY RECORDS IN THE wORLD, OVER T*C BILLION POUNDS STERLING aRE NEEDLESSLY /.ACTED EVERY YEAR THROUGH PREVENTABLE ACCIDENTS,* HE SAID.

THE FIVE WINNERS ARE IN BRITAIN ON AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT AS PART OF THE PRIZE FOR THE +SAFETY AT wORK+ COMPETITION SPONSORED JOINTLY BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, RTHK, THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES AND BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, .MR CHAN SIU-LAP, THE GROUP YESTERDAY TOURED THE BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL’S TRAINING SHIP AT LONDON’S ST KATHERINE’S DOCK.

_ur. *FTtR 5EEING TH- WORK OF THE SAFETY COUNCIL, THE GROUP VISIT THE GIANT CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT THE THAMES BARRIER.

THE THAMES BARR IER.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981

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BUS DRIVER FATIGUE REPORT COMPLETED

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THE REPORT ON BUS DRIVER FATIGUE PREPARED BY THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY’S DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE COMMISSIONER FOR "RANSPORT IS NOV STUDYING THE REPORT IN CONSULTATION WITH OTHER RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND WILL INCLUDE THE TWO BUS COMPANIES IN THESE DISCUSSIONS.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE REPORT WILL THEN BE DISCUSSED BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISOr COMMITTEE, WHEREUPON A FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE.

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TSUEN WAN VILLAGE GETS WATER SUPPLY

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RESIDENTS OF PAI MlN KOK VILLAGE IN SHAM TSENG,TSUEN WAN, ARE HAVING THEIR OWN a A TER SUPPLY IN PLACE OF A STANDPIPE.

A PUMP AND SUMP SYSTEM AND A WATER TANK HAVE BEEN BUILT IN THE VILLAGE AND INDIVIDUAL WATER METERS WERE INSTALLED IN THE 27 VILLAGE HOUSES.

WATER IS BEING PUMPED INTO EACH VILLAGE HOUSE FROM THE MAINS AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD BY MEANS OF PIPES.

THE NEW SYSTEM WAS BROUGHT ABOUT THROUGH THE JOINT EFFORTS OF THE VILLAGERS, TSUEN /.AN DISTRICT OFFICE, WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT AND THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.

REVIOUSLY, VILLAGERS USED A STANDPIPE FOR DRINKING WATER AND aELL WATER FOR /ASHING AND OTHER PURPOSES.

AT TODAY’S SWITCH-ON CEREMONY, THE TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, DR JAMES HAYES, SAID HE HOPED THE NEW SYSTEM WOULD BE OF CONVENIENCE TO THE VILLAGERS.

HE SAID HIS STAFF HAD PAID REGULAR VISITS AND FOUND THAT BOTH SQUATTER AREA AND VILLAGES IN THE DISTRICT, DEPENDING ON STANDPIPES OR STREAM //ATER, WERE NOT ADVERSELY AFFECTED.

+NEVERTHELESS, wE ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH AND ANY PROBLEM THAT ARISES WILL BE DEALT KITH PROMPTLY,+ HE SAID.

THE COST OF THE ENTIRE PROJECT *AS $82 000, OF WHICH t15 330 aAS CONTRIBUTED BY THE VILLAGERS.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981

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SCHOOL CHILDREN URGED TO HELP OUT

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SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS COULD CONTRIBUTE SOME OF THEIR EFFORTS TO THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, SAID MR C.C. wAN, CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (CAUSEwAY BAY/NORTH POINT) AT A SEMINAR HELD AT CLEMENTI MIDDLE SCHOOL THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON.

THEY COULD HELP BY JOINING EDUCATIONAL COMPETITIONS ORGANISED BY GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY GROUPS, TAKING PART IN PUBLICITY DRIVES, AND PASSING ON THE MESSAGE TO THEIR FAMILIES, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS AS WELL AS PERSUADING THEM TO REGISTER AS VOTERS, HE SAID.

THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME AIMED AT STRENGTHENING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL RESIDENTS, ENHANCING CO-ORDINATION AND IMPROVING EFFICIENCY IN ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, MR WAN EXPLAINED.

HE THEREFORE URGED RESIDENTS TO TAKE PART IN THE SCHEME AND TO AIR THE IR OPINIONS.

IN HIS TALK, MR WAN ALSO EXPLAINED TO THE STUDENTS THE STRUCTURE AND POWERS ’OF DISTRICT BOARDS AND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES AS WELL AS THE QUALIFICATION AND RIGHTS OF VOTERS AND CANDIDATES.

THE SEMINAR WAS ONE OF A SERIES OF PROMOTION ACTIVITIES ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION ORGANISED BY CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (EASTERN) TO PUBLICISE THE SCHEME TO SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS IN THE DISTRICT.

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1981

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AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT a/ ILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS AT 10 AM ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 28) IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

th BIDDING. IRTY-FIVE SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE OFFERED FOR . THEY ARE:

CM 7838 CN 2'38 CN 786 CN 618 CN 308

CN 753 CM 8688 CM 8768 XX 283 CR 8

CN 7879 CP 4309 CS 23 AE 1 CN 328

AA 279 BK 797 AA 3 1303 CN 7888

CM 8178 CS 85 CP 8888 HK 103 CN 923

CN 3363 HK 7219 CN 283 CN 380 CP 7386

C* 7321 CN 6168 • Ai 338 AR 8213 CN 8882

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST PAY IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING.

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 OF THE AUCTION.

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

THE COMING AUCTION WILL EE THE 69TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BIG BOOST FOR PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS .......................... 1

SCHOOLS FREE TO ADAPT SYLLABUSES .............................. 2

SIR JACK LEAVES FOR LOUDON .................................... 2

SWD CASEWORKERS VISIT BUS ACCIDENT VICTIMS .................... 3

FORUM ON TSUEN WAN MEDICAL FACILITIES ......................... 3

EXHIBITION OF YUEN LONG LIFE................................... 4

MOBILE ENQUIRY SERVICE IN WAN CHAI ............................ 4

LUNAR NEW YEAR ANIMALS DEPICTED IN COLOURFUL CALENDAR........ 5

TUEN MUN SITE FOR SHORT TERM TENANCY........................... 5

INTERNATIONAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM................................... 6

CAREERS EXHIBITION............................................. 6

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF EDINBURGH PLACE EAST ..................... 7

CLOSURE OF HARBOUR ROAD CAR PARK............................... 7

CLOSURE OF BLACK'S LINK

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BIG BOOST FOR PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS *****

PRE-VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IS RAPIDLY GAINING IN POPULARITY AND THIS YEAR THERE WERE OVER 13 □□□ APPLICATIONS FROM PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVERS FOP SOME 2 930 PLACES IN PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, NR COLVYN HAYE, _ I RECTOR OF EDUCATION SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION, MR HAYE SAID THE GREAT ATTRACTION OF PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS IS THEIR PRACTICALLY-BIASED EDUCATION «HICH PROVIDES STUDENTS wITH A WIDE RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES EOTH FOR JOES AND FOR FURTHER EDUCATION AFTER LEAVING SCHOOL.

+IN 1970 wE HAD ONE SUCH SCHOOL- BY THE MIDDLE OF THIS DECADE aE SHALL HAVE 24 IN OPERATION AND MORE STILL ON THE DRAWING BOARDS,+ HE SAID.

A PROPORTION OF SENIOR SECONDARY CLASSES HAVE ALSO BEEN INTRODUCED INTO PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR SO THAT CAPABLE STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE OF CONTINUING THEIR EDUCATION TO CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION LEVEL.

+THIS WILL OPEN UP AVENUES FOR FURTHER EDUCATION IN A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE OR THE POLYTECHNIC,+ MR HAYE SAID.

HE COMMENDED THE CMA FOR ITS ENCOURAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

APART FROM THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS FIRST PRE-VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN 1976, THE CMA IS NOW WORKING WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO EUILD A SECOND SCHOOL IN TUEN MUN AT A COST OF S20 MILLION, AND DUE FOR COMPLETION IN 1983.

+THE STRONG PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS ONE OF THE UNIQUE FEATURES OF OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, AND THE SUPPORT wHICH TECHNICAL EDUCATION RECEIVES BY WAY OF DONATIONS IS QUITE REMARKABLE,* MR HAYE SAID.

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SCHOOLS FREE TO ADAPT SYLLABUSES * * *

TEACHERS SHOULD ADAPT CURRENT SYLLABUSES TO SUIT THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUCATION, MR COL/YN HAYE, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) AT THE LA SALLE COLLEGE SPEECH DAY.

RESPONDING TO BROTHER RAPHAEL, THE COLLEGE PRINCIPAL WHO HAD CALLED FOR CURRICULA BETTER SUITED TO THE NEEDS OF NONACADEMIC +SLOW LEARNERS+, MR HAYE SAID THAT SCHOOLS WERE FREE TO EXPERIMENT WITH THE COMMON CORE CURRICULUM INTRODUCED BY THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (CDC) IN ANTICIPATION OF FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUCATION.

+THE DEPARTMENT CAN POINT THE WAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL THE DISTANCE. FIND SHORT-CUTS BY ALL MEANS, VARY THE ROUTE AND THE PACE TO SUIT YOUR PUPILS,+ HE SAID.

WHILE THE MEANS TO DEAL WITH EDUCATIONAL ILLS WERE IN THE HANDS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE SCHOOLS, THE CDC WAS CONSIDERING FURTHER REVISION OF THE -CURRICULA TO MEET THE CHALLENGES BROUGHT ON BY FREE AND COMPULSORY EDUCATION.

+THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT SYLLABUSES HAVE TO BE ADAPTED FOR NON-ACADEMIC SLOW LEARNERS, AND WE HAVE GIVEN SCHOOLS MORE TEACHERS FOR REMEDIAL WORK,+ THE DIRECTOR SAID.

NONETHELESS, CURRICULUM REFORM WAS NECESSARY AND THE CDC HAD BEEN ASKED TO TREAT THE TASK AS A MATTER OF PRIORITY, HE SAID.

SIR JACK LEAVES FOR LONDON * * *

SIR JACK CATER LEFT THIS AFTERNOON TO TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS HONG KONG’S COMMISSIONER IN LONDON.

AMONG THE PEOPLE WHO SAID FAREWELL TO SIR JACK AND LADY CATER IN THE VIP ROOM AT THE AIRPORT THIS AFTERNOON WERE s SIR PHILIP AND LADY HADDON-CAVE, SIR S.Y. CHUNG, MR ROGER LOBO, REVD. P. MCGOVERN, SIR Y.K. AND LADY KAN, MR AND MRS DENIS BRAY, MR ALAN SCOTT, MR DEREK MARCH (SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER), MR PETER WILLIAMS (COMMISSIONER, ICAC), MR ROY HENRY, MR AND MRS BRIAN WILSON, MR GRAHAM BARNES, MR AND MRS JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, MR ROBERT SUN, MR B.R. JOHNSTON, MR STEPHEN CORRICK (ADC TO THE GOVERNOR) AND SIR JOHN CURLE.

SIR JACK AND LADY CATER WERE SEEN OFF JUST BEFORE BOARDING the aircraft BY MR SCOTT, MR SUN, MR JOHNSTON AND MR CORRICK.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1981

SWD CASEWORKERS VISIT BUS ACCIDENT VICTIMS * * * * *

CASEWORKERS FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SECTION TODAY WENT TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL TO VIST 13 PEOPLE INJURED IN A BUS ACCIDENT IN HO ’•AN TIN ON TUEt AY.

<n- 13 .-ERE AMONG 66 PEOPLE HURT WHEN A DOUBLE-DECKER BUS TR -/ELL ING ALONG CHUNG HAU STREET NEAR FAT KWONG STREET LOST CONTROL AND CRASHED DOWN A SLOPE.

DV INJURED IN THE CRASH WERE CONTACTED AT HOME

BY TtLEPHONE TO SEE WHAT ASSISTANCE THEY WOULD REQUIRE.

---.A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID: +OUR STAFF DO FOLLOW Ma^Rma9-3oACC,DENTS IN N^SPAPERS AND ON RADIO AND

^IbfON, AND MAKt POSITIVE_EFFORTS TO REACH OUT TO ELIGIBLE asLsIaSce“c^!.™3SI£L£ To HELP THEM MAKE THE BEST USE 0F

ta ESTABLISHED MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO, IS DESIGNED

™ PROVIDE QU CK CASH_RELIEF TO TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS OR THEIR Tr^ACCr^rT" ™0UT RcGARD To THE ELEMENT OF FAULT IN CAUSING

UP TO THE END OF OCTOBER, NEARLY $13 MILLION HAS BEEN PAID OUT UNDER THE SCHEME SINCE IT wAS STARTED ON MAY 1, 1979.

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FORUM ON TSUEN WAN MEDICAL FACILITIES W W r H

A FORUM ON MEDICAL FACILITIES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

TWO ASSISTANT DIRECTORS FROM THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, DR K.H. PANG AND DR C.Y. SAM, WILL TALK ON EXISTING AND PLANNED MEDICAL FACILITIES IN TSUEN WAN AND OTHER PARTS OF THE NEW TERR I TO0IES.

OTHER GUEST SPEAKERS ILL EE THE CHAIRMAN OF YAN CHAI HOSPITAL, FR CHAU HOW-CHEN, AND THE HOSPITAL’S MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT, DR PORTIA SHEEN.

THE FORUM, THE SIXTH ORGANISED BY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE SINCE AUGUST LAST YEAR, PROVIDES A'.' OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS MATTERS GF INTEREST.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LUI HAU-TUEN, WILL CHAIR TnE FORUM WHICH IS TO BE HELD IN THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL OF THE TOwN HALL STARTING AT 2.3'3 PM.

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EXHIBITION OF YUEN LONG LIFE * * * *

A TWO-DAY EXHIBITION SHOWING ASPECTS OF LIFE IN YUEN LONG OPENED "ODAY (THURSDAY;.

TrfE EXHIBITION COMPRISES CHARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHS COVERING L.C- -AND USE, TRANSPORT, SOCIAL /.ELFARE, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, . ELIDAL AND riEALTH, LAW AND ORDER, AND RECREATION.

IT HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB, WITH PARTICIPATION FROM STUDENTS OF NINE LOCAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS, THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE.

THE EXHIBITION, AT LUT SAU HALL, IS OPEN FROM 10.30 AM TO 4.30 PM.

OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, YUEN LONG, MR GARY YEUNG- AND A PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT., MISS NG SHUN-WAH.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

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MOBILE ENQUIRY SERVICE IN WAN CHAI * * * *

WAN CHAI CITY DISTRICT OFFICE WILL CONTINUE OPERATING ITS MOBILE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

THE MOBILE COUNTER WILL OPERATE ON THE TRIANGULAR AREA AT THE JUNCTION OF YEE WO STREET AND SUGAR STREET, CAUSEWAY BAY FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM.

NORMAL SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THIS CENTRE, SUCH AS ADMINISTRATION OF STATUTORY DECLARATIONS, HANDLING OF ENQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF GOVERNMENT FORMS AND PAMPHLETS

THE MOBILE COUNTER HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AID, WHO HAS MADE AVAILABLE A SPECIALLY-FITTED VAN, ORIGINALLY DONATED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE. IF IT IS WELL USED BY RESIDENTS, IT MAY BE PROVIDED ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1981

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LUNAR NEW YEAR ANIMALS DEPICTED

IN COLOURFUL CALENDAR * * * *

A COLOURFUL NEW WALL CALENDAR WHICH FEATURES THE 12 ANIMALS OF THE LUNAR NEW YEAR CYCLE, AND RELATES THEM TO SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS OF OUR DE’ELCPl _..T, HAS BEEN PRODUCED TO PROMOTE HC’IG KONG OVERS ...

THE IDE GF PRODUCING A CALENDAR WHICH WOULD NOT ONLY LOOK PLEASi IG TO THE EYE, BUT LSO CONTAIN TOPICAL INFORMATION, wAS CONCEIVED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, AND A SUCCESSFUL PILOT PUBLICATION WAS LAUNCHED LAST YEAR.

IN VIEw OF THE CALENDAR’S POPULARITY, IT WAS DECIDED TO PRINT ADDITIO' \L COPIES OF THE 1982 EDITION FOR THE LOCAL ARKET. THE NEW CALENDAR, WHICH IS BILINGUAL AND COSTS $23, IS ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, G.P.O. BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

THE FRONT COVER OF THE CALENDAR DEPICTS GLASS MINIATURES OF THE 12 LUNAR NEW YEAR ANIMALS WHICH ARE THE DOG, DRAGON, SNAKE, HORSE, GOAT, MONKEY, COCKEREL, PIG, RAT, OX, TIGER AND RABBIT, AND GIVES THE DATES FOR THE YEAR OF EACH ANIMAL.

THE COMING LUNAR NEW YEAR, MARKING THE YEAR OF THE DOG, FALLS ON JANUARY 25.

A FOREWORD NOTES THAT, WHILE THE WESTERN CALENDAR IS FOLLOWED IN HONG KONG FOR ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES, THE OLD CHINESc. CALENDAR STILL GOVERNS THE CULTURAL, FESTIVE, RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LIFE OF MOST PEOPLE.

TUEN MUN SITE FOR SHORT TERM TENANCY * * * *

TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE TWO-YEAR TENANCY OF A SITE AT TUEN MUN FOR USE AS A TEMPORARY DANGEROUS GOODS STORE.

THE SITE, WITH AN AREA CF 8 933 SQUARE METRES, IS LOCATED AT TAI LAM BAY.

TENDERS SHOULD EE SUBMITTED TO THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION BEFORE NOON ON DECEMEER 18.

DETAILS AND TENDER FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM NTA HEADQUARTERS AND THE DISTRICT OFFICES OF YUE' LONG, TUEN MUN, SHA TIN, TSUEN wAN, TAI PO, SAI KUNG A D ISLANDS.

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INTERNATIONAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM

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A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF ARTS SYMPOSIUM WILL BE HELD AT THE 6IS THEATRE (FRIDAY).

AN INTERNATIONAL AT 3 PM TOMORROW

THE SYMPOi JM, TO BE HELD IN HONG KONG AT THE END OF FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR, WILL 3E JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, THE HONQ KONG ARTS FESTIVAL SOCIETY AND THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL OF UNESCO.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BARRIE WlGGHAM THE PRESIDENT OF THE SYMPOSIUM AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR ALEX WU- THE GOVERNMENT’S MUSIC ADVISER, MR DAVID STONE- THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL, MR KEITH STATHAM AND THE MUSIC CONSULTANT TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO, MR JACK BORNOFF, WUL ANSWER QUESTIONS AT THE CONFERENCE.

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THE TENTH CAREERS EXHIBITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL OPENS IN THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITION IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE AT 3 PM.

*^DIA REPRISENTAT|VES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY•

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF EDINBURGH PLACE EAST * * *

THE SECTION OF EDINBURGH PLACE EAST, BETWEEN STAR FERRY AND RMS TAMAR, WILL E CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8.30 AM TO 6 PM ON SUNDAY ( AVEMBER 29) AND DECEMBER 6 WHICH IS ALSO A SUNDAY, FOR THE CAREERS'32 EXHIBITION.

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CLOSURE OF HARBOUR ROAD CAR PARK * * * * *

THE TEMPORARY OPEN-AIR CAR PARK IN HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, WILL BE PERMANENTLY CLOSED ON DECEMBER 1 TO MAKE WAY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GOVERNMENT COMPLEX.

♦ HOWEVER, THE COMPLEX, WHICH WILL COMPRISE A MAGISTRACY, AFIRE STATION AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WILL INCLUDE A PUBLIC MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK WITH 1 300 SPACES,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

WORK ON THE CAR PARK IS DUE TO BEGIN IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1985.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT ON-STREET PARKING SPACES ARE AVAILABLE ALONG HARBOUR ROAD NEAR THE wAN CHAI RECLAMATION PLAYGROUND.

CLOSURE OF BLACK’S LINK

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A SECTION OF BLACK’S LINK BETWEEN THE TOP OF DEEP WATER BAY ROAD AND ITS JUNCTION WITH STUBBS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM 7 AM ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 30).

ALL WESTBOUND VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THAT PARTICULAR SECTION FROM THAT DAY ONWARDS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BRIGHT ...................... 1

STOCKBROKERS TOLD OF NEED FOR RESPONSIBLE SELF-REGULATION ... 2

AKERS-JONES SPEAKS AT INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY FORUM ............. 4

ECONOMY SHOWS STRENGTH IN THIRD QUARTER ........................ 5

HONG KONG TO HOST INTERNATIONAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM ................. 8

KIDNEY DONATIONS..............................................   9

LAW ON ELECTORAL PROVISIONS ................................... 10

CHINA TRADERS URGED TO USE METRIC UNITS ....................... 11

AMS PASSING-OUT PARADE ......................................   11

STAMP DUTY AMENDMENT BILL...................................    12

TEAMWORK ESSENTIAL, FIRSMEN TOLD............................... 12

DOG GOLD COINS APPLICATIONS REMINDER .......................... 1}

FIVE NT LOTS SOLD.............................................. 14

SEARCH AND RESCUE EXERCISE..................................... 15

CUSTOMS DISPLAY AT EDINBURGH PLACE ........................... 16

"SAFEST" UK COMPANIES VISITED ................................. 16

MASSIVE CLEAN-UP PLANNED....................................... 17

COURSE SPONSOR THANKED.............;........................... 17

ROAD CLOSURES ................................................. 18

CLIMB FOR DISABLED ............................................ 18

KWUN TONG SPORTS FESTIVAL ...................................   19

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE ARE BRIGHT N * *

THE VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO START THEIR WORKING LIVES IS INFINITE AND THE PROSPECTS BRIGHT, THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, SAID IN OPENING THE CAREERS ’82 EXHIBITION JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND LABOUR DEPARTMENT AT THE CITY HALL THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

IN COMMENDh , THE EXHIBITION TO STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS, SIR MURRAY SAIDi + IT IS A GOOD CAUSE, SINCE NOTHING IS SO IMPORTANT TO A YOUNG PER jti AS GETTING THE RIGHT SLOT IN WHICH TO START HIS WORKING LIFE.

♦LET THEM COME, AND LOOK, AND ASK QUESTIONS THAT WILL HELP THEM PLAN THEIR OWN OR THEIR CHARGES’ FUTURE.♦

HE NOTED THAT IT WAS THE TENTH CAREERS EXHIBITION, AND SAID HONG KONG’S MAIN RESOURCE IS ITS PEOPLE, AND IF PEOPLE ARE TO DEVELOP THE ECONOMIC JART OF THEIR LIVES IN A SATISFYING AND VALUABLE WAY, YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN MUST HAVE SOUND ADVICE ABOUT WHAT CAREER TO FOLLOW AND HOW TO TRAIN THEMSELVES FOR IT.

THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDES ADVICE THROUGH THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, WHICH PROMOTES CAREER EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS THROUGH PROVIDING DIRECT GUIDANCE AND INFORMATION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND ORGANISING TRAINING SEMINARS FOR CAREERS TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

♦THE SERVICE NOW OPERATES INFORMATION CENTRES IN KOWLOON AND HONG KONG ISLAND, A THIRD CENTRE WILL OPEN IN TSUEN WAN EARLY NEXT YEAR AND WE HOPE EVENTUALLY TO HAVE ONE IN EACH SCHOOL ZONE,* SIR MURRAY SAID.

THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT WHILE THE SERVICE DOES USEFUL WORK, THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR TALKING FACE-TO-FACE WITH EXPERIENCED PEOPLE FROM THE VARIOUS FIELDS OF EMPLOYMENT.

♦AND THAT IS WHAT THIS CAREERS EXHIBITION IS ALL ABOUT,* HE SAID.

SIR MURRAY SAID HE WAS DELIGHTED TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT FIELDS OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, SERVICES, PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE GOVERNMENT, ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE THE EXHIBITION POSSIBLE, AND THANKED THEM ALL FOR THEIR EFFORTS.

♦I SHOULD LIKE IN PARTICULAR TO THANK THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR THEIR PRACTICAL SUPPORT,* HE ADDED.

IN A VOTE OF THANKS TO THE GOVERNOR, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, SAID SIR MURRAY’S LEADERSHIP HAD BROUGHT ABOUT A MOST RESPONSIVE ADMINISTRATION.

FOR ITS PART, THE URBAN COUNCIL WOULD ALWAYS BE MOST WILLING TO OFFER WHATEVER ASS'S WAL CURED IN PROVIDING FACILITIES AND MANPOWER RESOURCES FOP MEANINGFUL PROJECTS SUCH AS THE EXHIBITION FOR YOUN PEOPLE.

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AFTER THE VOTE OF THANKS, SIR MURRAY PROCEEDED TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE EXHIBITION HALL TO PERFORM THE RIBBON-CUTTING.

EARLIER AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR J.N. HENDERSON, SAID THERE WERE 22 EXHIBITORS IN THE 10-DAY EXHIBITION IN THE CITY HALL AND 13 PARTICIPANTS IN THE LIVE CAREERS SHOWS IN EDINBURGH PLACE. THEY HAD CONTRIBUTED FINANCIALLY TO MOUNTING OF THE EXHIBITION AND HAD DEVOTED CONSIDERABLE TIM. AND RESOURCES TO MAKING THEIR DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS IMPRESSIVE AND MEANINGFUL.

HE THANKED ALL CONCERNED — EXHIBITORS, CAREERS SHOW PARTICIPANTS, WANG PACIFIC LTD, SEA-LAND ORIENT LTD, MING PAO DAILY, URBAN COUNCIL, INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE AND CIVIL AID SERVICES — FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE.

MR HENDERSON HAD A SPECIAL WORD OF THANKS FOR THE PEOPLE MANNING THE VARIOUS EXHIBITION STANDS.

♦THE LIVING HEART OF THESE EXHIBITIONS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THOSE WILLING TO PUT IN LONG HOURS TALKING TO YOUNGSTERS AND ANSWERING THEIR INNUMERABLE QUESTIONS- THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR BEING ABLE TO TALK DIRECTLY TO SOMEONE ACTUALLY ENGAGED IN THE CAREER BEING DEMONSTRATED,* HE NOTED.

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STOCKBROKERS TOLD OF NEED FOR RESPONSIBLE SELF-REGULATION X X * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TOLD STOCK BROKERS TONIGHT (FRIDAY) THAT THEY SHOULD EXERCISE GREATER SELF-REGULATION.

♦FREEDOM MUST BE EXERCISED PRUDENTLY. OTHERWISE, IF A SELFISH POLICY IS PURSUED BY THE BROKING COMMUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO THE INTERESTS OF THE INVESTING PUBLIC, I BELIEVE THAT THE SECURITIES COMMISSION WILL FEEL OBLIGED TO SEEK POWERS TO INTERVENE, HOWEVER RELUCTANTLY, WITH MORE CONTROLS,+ HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT A DINNER MARKING THE INSTALLATION OF MR ZEE KWOH-KUNG AS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG STOCKBROKERS ASSOCIATION, MR BREMRIDGE REMINDED BROKERS THAT IT IS GOVERNMENT POLICY +TO PROMOTE SELF-REGULATION OF STOCK EXCHANGE ACTIVITIES TO THE LARGEST EXTENT POSSIBLE RATHER THAN RELIANCE ON CONTROLS IMPOSED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.+

♦A SECOND FACTOR WHICH WILL ASSIST IN THE PROCESS OF SELF-REGULATION IS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SINGLE UNIFIED STOCK EXCHANGE. I WAS THUS PLEASED TO SEE THAT ON 3OTH OCTOBER THE FIRST CHAIRMAN AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE STOCK EXCHANGE OF HONG KONG LIMITED WERE ELECTED, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING CLOSELY WITH THEM,* MR BREMRIDGE SAID.

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+THE EVENTUAL COMMENCEMENT OF OPERATION OF A UNIFIED EXCHANGE WILL ASSIST THE STOCK-BROKING COMMUNITY TO ESTABLISH A MARKET WHICH IS LARGELY SELF-REGULATING,* HE ADDED.

MR ^REMRIDGE ALSO SAID +SOME ACTIONS THIS YEAR BY STOCK EXCHANGES, BROKERS AND OTHER SECURITIES DEALERS HAVE ARGUABLY NOT CONTRIBUTED TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY IN HO: " „ONG ON AN ESSENTIALLY SELF-REGULATING BASIS.*

ALTHOUGH +TOO MUCH MUST NOT BE MADE OUT OF ISOLATED CASES, SUCH MATTERS AS AN APPARENT LOWERING IN THE QUALITY OF SOME NEW ISSUES DURING THIS YEAR, AND A HINT OF UNWILLINGNESS ON THE PART OF THE EXCHANGES TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATE QUALITY CONTROL OVER SUCH ISSUES OR TO ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EXAMINING IN DETAIL THE PROSPECTUSES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS CONNECTED WITH THEM, HAVE CREATED A DEGREE OF CONCERN,* HE SAID.

HE SAID HE SHARED THE SECURITIES COMMISSION’S DESIRE TO SEE THE STOCK EXCHANGES INTRODUCE THEIR OWN PROPER RULES IN THESE AND OTHER AREAS AND HAVE THEIR OWN MEANS OF ENFORCING THEM IN PREFERENCE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATION.

BUT THE EXCHANGES AND BROKERS, +IN ORDERING THEIR AFFAIRS, SHOULD TAKE DUE CONSIDERATION FOR THE REPUTATION BOTH OF HONG KONG AS A MAJOR WORLD FINANCIAL CENTRE AND IN PARTICULAR OF THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY HERE.*

THIS CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED IF EXCHANGES ACCEPT THAT THERE ARE OBLIGATIONS TO INVESTORS AND TO COMPANIES SEEKING FUNDS THROUGH THE STOCK MARKET AS WELL AS TO THOSE PROFESSIONALLY INVOLVED IN THE MARKET AS BROKERS OR SECURITIES DEALERS.

♦SUCH CONTENTIOUS MATTERS AS THE CLOSURE OF THE STOCK MARKET TO NEW ISSUES, AND THE FAILURE TO PROCEED FOR YEARS WITH PAYMENTS IN RESPECT OF DEFAULTING BROKERS FROM THE STOCK EXCHANGE COMPENSATION FUND MUST SURELY BE REVIEWED,* HE TOLD THEM.

MR BREMRIDGE ALSO SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE SECURITIES COMMISSION WILL ALWAYS CONSIDER THE VIEWS OF STOCKBROKERS SYMPATHETICALLY, IT MAY NOT ALWAYS AGREE WITH THEM BECAUSE OF ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT ALL OF THE PUBLIC INVOLVED IN INVESTMENT AND NOT JUST THE INTERESTS OF BROKERS.

MEANWHILE, +THE EXCITING FORMATION OF THE NEW EXCHANGE WITH ITS LARGE MEMBERSHIP ON A SINGLE FLOOR WILL BRING ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DEALING METHODS, AND PERHAPS THE FORMATION OF A CENTRAL CLEARING SYSTEM. THIS SHOULD BE EXAMINED NOW IN RESPECT OF THE PRESENT EXCHANGES. ALL THIS IS FAR BETTER DONE BY SELF-REGULATION THAN BY GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION.*

HE CONGRATULATED THE ASSOCIATION ON ITS WORK AND WISHED IT WELL FOR THE FUTURE.

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AKERS-JONES SPEAKS AT INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY FORUM * * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TOLD AM INTERNATIONAL OPERTY FORUM TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT MULTIPLE OWNERSHIP OF Ml"’ -STOREY BUILDINGS AND HIGH-DENSITY LIVING CLEARLY LED TO . OLATION AMONG FAMILIES AND NEGLECT OF THE COMMON PARTS OF BUILDINGS.

♦BUT OUR RESPONSE HAS BEEN TO ENCOURAGE GOOD MANAGEMENT BY THE FORMATION OF LINKS AMONG OWNERS AND TENANTS AND WE AIM TO HAVE A MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE OR OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION AS WE CALL THEM IN EVERY MULTI-STOREY BUILDING,+ HE SAID.

PARADOXICALLY, HE SAID, OUR PERENNIAL LACK OF WATER WAS NOW PROVING A BOON TO THE CROWDED CITY.

♦WE COLLECT 70 PER CENT OF OUR WATER SUPPLY FROM OUR HILLS AND MOUNTAINS BY CHANNELLING RAIN WATER RUN-OFF INTO STORAGE RESERVO IRS.♦

THE HILLS AND MOUNTAINS WERE THUS PROTECTED FROM DEVELOPMENT AND AS A RES'.T 40 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S LAND AREA WAS NOW MANAGED AND DEVELOPED AS COUNTRY PARK LAND WHERE DEVELOPMENT WAS STRICTLY CONTROLLED AND WHERE AT WEEKENDS AND ON HOLIDAYS PEOPLE COULD ESCAPE FROM THE PRESSURES OF URBAN LIFE.

MR AKERS-JONES SAID THAT IN ADDITION TO CONSTRUCTIVE MANAGEMENT OF THE COUNTRYSIDE FOR RECREATION WE HAD TO BRING IMAGINATION, INITIATIVE AND ENTERPRISE TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LEISURE AND PLEASURE TO OUR TEEMING POPULATION.

♦WE NOW HAVE A NETWORK OF DEVOTED YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGHOUT HONG KONG WHOSE SOLE JOB IS TO STIMULATE HEALTH-GIVING RECREATION AND CULTURAL ACTIVITY,+ HE SAID.

MR AKERS-JONES SAID IT WENT WITHOUT SAYING THAT HONG KONG’S UNIQUE GEO-POLITICAL SITUATION REQUIRED THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE MORE ACCOUNT OF PUBLIC OPINION THAN DID MANY ELECTED GOVERNMENTS.

THIS WAS DONE BY CONSULTATION AT EVERY LEVEL AND ON ANY SUBJECT FROM THIS WE ENDEAVOURED TO OBTAIN A CONSENSUS.

THEREAFTER, LEADING MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY ON OUR EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS PULLED ALL POLICY PROPOSALS AND LEGISLATION INTO SHAPE.

♦SO MUCH SO THAT THERE IS SCARCELY AN ACTIVITY OF GOVERNMENT WHICH IS NOT ASSISTED BY A PUBLIC ADVISORY BODY,+ HE SAID.

JUST RECENTLY WE HAD SPLIT THE WHOLE TERRITORY INTO 18 DISTRICT BOARDS WHICH HAD A WIDE RESPONSIBILITY TO GIVE ADVICE ON SUBJECTS OF CONCERN TO THE DISTRICT.

IN SO DOING THE GOVERNMENT HAD INTRODUCED YET A FURTHER PROCESS IN THE MACHINERY OF CONSULTATION WITH OUR PEOPLE.

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♦GENTLEMEN, THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, PALMERSTON’S ’BARREN ISLAND’ WITH NO RESOURCES, NOW ENJOY ONE OF THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF LIVING IN ASIA,* MR AKERS-JONES DECLARED.

♦THEY HAVE ACHIEVED SUCCESS BY HARD WORK AND ADAPTABILITY, OPERATING IN A LARGELY UNPROTECTED ECONOMY WITH A LOW TAX BASE.*

THE ESTABL’ MENT OF A SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AT SHENZHEN, AND INCREASING M TUAL INVESTMENT BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THE REST Cr CHINA, ADDED FURTHER STRENGTH TO OUR ECONOMY.

IN THE PAST THREE YEARS, TRAINS AND COACHES, FLIGHTS, FERRY AND HOVERFERRY SERVICES TO GUANGZHOU AND OTHER PARTS OF CHINA HAD DEVELOPED WHERE NONE HAD EXISTED FOR 30 YEARS.

+THE PACE OF CHANGE IS EXHILARATING AND EVERY YEAR IN HONG KONG BRINGS ITS NEW EXCITEMENT, NEW CHALLENGE.

♦I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE RESOURCEFULNESS WHICH HAS CREATED THE HONG KONG OF TODAY IS INCREASING AS RAPIDLY AS OUR GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT,* MR AKERS-JONES CONCLUDED.

THE FORUM OPENED ON MONDAY AND WILL CLOSE TODAY. IT HAS PEEN HELD AT THE REGANT HOTEL IN KOWLOON.

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ECONOMY SHOWS STRENGTH IN THIRD QUARTER X X X X

THERE ARE CLEAR INDICATIONS THAT THE SHIFT IN THE IMPETUS TO GROWTH FROM DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO DOMESTIC DEMAND HAS BEEN SLOWING DOWN, ACCORDING TO THE THIRD QUARTER ECONOMIC REPORT 1981 PUBLISHED TODAY.

IN THE THIRD QUARTER, DOMESTIC EXPORTS RECORDED A GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF 8 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1980, AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF GENERALLY UNFAVOURABLE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN HONG KONG’S MAIN MARKETS. AT THE SAME TIME, THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS DECELERATED SHARPLY, INDICATING A SLOWING DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE.

THE THIRD QUARTER ECONOMIC REPORT ASSESSES PRIMARILY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, USING SUCH STATISTICS AS ARE AVAILABLE, AND UPDATES THE ANALYSES OF THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR CONTAINED IN THE HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT 1981, PUBLISHED IN AUGUST.

IN ITS OVERALL VIEW OF THE ECONOMY, THE REPORT, WHILE NOTING THAT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN 1981 AS A WHOLE WILL PROBABLY TURN OUT TO BE LED MORE BY DOMESTIC DEMAND THAN BY DOMESTIC EXPORTS, EMPHASISES THAT THIS IS A MANIFESTATION OF THE PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG IN RECENT YEARS AND DERIVES FROM THE SUSTAINED BOOM IN EXPORTS IN LATE 1970’S AND THE CONTINUED AVAILABLITY OF CREDIT. IT ALSO POINTS OUT THAT SUCH A SHIFT IN THE SOURCE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS NOT BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY ANY MARKED IMBALANCE BETWEEN THE DEMAND FOR DOMESTIC RSOURCES AND THE SUPPLY OF THEM EVEN IN RESPECT OF LAND AND PROPERTY, BUT HAS RESULTED IN A WIDENING OF THE TRADE GAP.

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ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE THIRD QUARTER WAS THE SLOW DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF THE MONETARY AGGREGATES. THE MONEY SUPPLY, IN TERMS OF HK$M3, ACTUALLY CONTRACTED DURING TIE rilRD QUARTER AND ITS ANNUALISED GROWTH RATE DURING THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR WAS VERY CLOSE TO THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE FOR 1981 O" THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN MONEY TERMS.

BUT THE REPtnT POINTS OUT THAT CONSUMER PRICES WERE STILL INCREASING FAIRLY RAPIDLY IN THE THIRD QUARTER, AS THE EFFECTS OF TH DEPRECIATION OF THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE HONG KONG DOLL R AND THE FAIRLY HIGH RATE OF WORLD INFLATION WORKED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE ECONOMY.

APART FROM GIVING AN OVERALL VIEW, THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS ON THE EXTERNAL SECTOR. THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE LABOUR SECTOR, ACTIVITY IN SELECTED SECTORS AND PRICES.

ON THE EXTERNAL SECTOR, THE REPORT EMPHASISES THAT THE DOMESTIC EXPORT SECTOR WAS HOLDING UP WELL DESPITE GENERALLY UNFAVOURABLE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN HONG KONG’S MAIN MARKETS. THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN REAL TERMS OF ABOUT 8 PEP CENT ' THE THIRD QUARTER WAS AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THAT IN THE FIRST HALF WHEN IT WAS LESS THAN 6 PER CENT. THE REPORT ATTRIBUTES THIS ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENT TO THE ABILITY OF THE ECONOMY TO ADJUST EFFICIENTLY TO POORER TRADING CONDITIONS BY HOLDING DOWN INCREASES IN EXPORT PRICES BY MEANS OF REDUCED PROFIT MARGINS AND OF RELATIVELY SLOW RATES OF INCREASE OF MANUFACTURING WAGE RATES. THIS, THE REPORT POINTS OUT, COUPLED WITH THE DEPRECIATION CF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, HAS HELPED THE DOMESTIC EXPORT SECTOR TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE.

THE VALUE OF IK ORTS WAS ALSO GROWING RAPIDLY, AT A RATE SLIGHTLY FASTER THAN THAT OF THE VALUE Oc TOTAL EXPORTS (DOMESTIC EXPORTS PLUS RE-EXPORTS). AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE VISIBLE TRADE ■♦GAP+ (THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS NOT COVERED BY THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS) IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF THIS YEAR WA LARGER THAN IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1980. IN ANALYSING THE NATURE OF IMPORTS RETAINED IN HONG KONG IN THE THIRD QUARTER, THE REPORT NOTES THAT, AT THE SAME TIME WHEN THERE WAS A SHARP DECELERATION IN THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS, THERE WAS A SHARP ACCELERATION IN THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES, WHICH SUGGESTED FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN RESPECT OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

ON THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE REPORT INDICATES THAT THE SIZE CF MOST OF THE MONETARY AGGREGATES CONTINUED TO EXPAND IN THE THIRD QUARTER BUT AT A MUCH SLOWER RATE THAN IN THE FIRST TWO QUARTERS OF THIS YE' . SO E HAVE ACTUALLY CONTRACTED. THIS FAVOURABLE DEVELOPMENT W MAINLY A REFLECTION OF A MARKED SLOWING DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF LOANS AND ADVANCES FOR USE IN HONG KONG, AS A RESULT 0- THE RESTRAINING INFLUENCE OF u IGH INTEREST RATES ON THE DEMAND FOR CREDIT. THE REPORT ALSO NOTES THAT CONDITIONS ON THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKETS WERE UNSETTLED AMD THE EXCHANGE • E 0*-’ THE *ONG KONG DOLLAR DEDREC 1‘TED RATHER SUBSTANTIALLY DURING THE QUARTER DESPITE A SMA INFLOW CF FUNDS.

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ON THE LABOUR SECTOR, THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT, ACCORDING TO INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE, THERE ARE INDICATIONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT FALLING SINCE THE MIDDLE OF THIS YEAR. THIS HAS BEEN ADE POSSIBLE BY SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH IN THE DEMAND FOR LABOUR AS THE ECONOMY CONTINUED TO GROW RAPIDLY. EVEN IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, WHERE THE GROWTH RATE OF DEMAND FOR LABOUR WAS NOT LIKELY TO HAVE rfEEN PARTICULARLY STRONG COMPARED WITH OTHER SECTORS, F lOYMENT IN JUNE THIS YEAR WAS AT A RECORD LEVEL AND SHORTAGES WERE REPORTED IN SOME INDUSTRIES. AS FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOUR, IT HAS PROBABLY CONTINUED TO GROW FAIRLY RAPIDLY AS MORE PEOPLE OF WORKING AGE WERE JOINING THE LABOUR FORCE.

ON ACTIVITY IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE REPORT OBSERVES THAT, APART FROM THE TEXTILES (EXCLUDING CLOTHING) INDUSTRY, ACTIVITY IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AS A WHOLE CONTINUED 10 GROW IN THE THIRD QUARTER, AS INDICATED BY STATISTICS ON DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION- NOTABLE EXAMPLES OF THIS WERE THE CLOTHING, ELECTRONICS AND TOYS INDUSTRIES. THE REPORT ALSO SUGGESTS THAT PROSPECTS FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AT PRESENT ARE BRIGHTER THAN AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, AS EVIDENCED BY THE SHARP ACCELERATION IN THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES.

ON THE PROPERTY SECTOR, THE REPORT NOTES THAT THE ADDITIONAL SUPPLY OF ALL TYPES OF PROPERTY CONTINUED TO BE SUBSTANTIAL IN THE THIRD QUARTER AND THE PROPERTY MARKET AS A WHOLE APPEARED TO BE UNDER GOING A PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT. PRICES FOR PROPERTY IN GENERAL (AND FOR RELATIVELY SMALL RESIDENTIAL FLATS AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES OTHER THAN THOSE IN PRIME LOCATIONS IN PARTICULAR) APPEARED TO HAVE EASED DURING THE THIRD QUARTER AND CONSEQUENTLY LAND PRICES ALSO EASED. MOVEMENTS OF RENTALS IN GENERAL SHOWED TRENDS SIMILAR TO THOSE OF PRICES EXCEPT FOR DOMESTIC RENTALS WHICH CONTINUED TO INCREASE MODERATELY AS THE DEMAND FOR PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION REMAINED STRONG.

ON PRICES IN THE THIRD QUARTER. THE REPORT SUGGESTS THAT DOMESTIC INFLATION WAS EASING GENERALLY AS THE DEMAND FOR DOMESTIC RESOURCES AND THE SUPPLY OF THEM, INCLUDING LAND AND PROPERTY, CONTINUED TO MOVE INTO BALANCE. THE RATE OF INCREASE IN THE GDP DEFLATOR, THE BEST MEASURE OF DOMESTIC INFLATION, FOR 1981 AS A WHOLE IS EXPECTED TO BE SLOWER THAN FOR 1980. BUT, THE REPORT ALSO POINTS OUT THAT, AS THE EFFECTS CF THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AND THE FAIRLY HIGH RATE OF WORLD INFLATION WORKED THEIR WAY THROUGH THE ECONOMY, CONSUMER PRICES WERE STILL INCREASING RAPIDLY IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

THE THIRD QUARTER ECONOMIC REPORT 1981 IS NOW ON SALE AT |8 A COPY.

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HONG KONG TO HOST INTERNATIONAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM

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ARTS LEADERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG AT THE END OF FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR TO ATTEND AN INTERNATIONAL ARTS SYMPOSIUM.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, THE HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL SOCIETY AND THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL OF 'INESCO, THE THEME OF THE SYMPOSIUM WILL BE +EAST/WEST EXCHANGE IN SIC AND THE PERFORMING ARTS.*

OTHER BODIES CONTRIBUTING TO THE ORGANISATION OF THE SYMPOSIUM AREi THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COMPARATIVE MUSIC STUDIES AND DOCUMENTATION, THE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE INSTITUTE, THE INTERNATIONAL DANCE COUNCIL, THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION, AND THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE.

AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCING THt SYMPOSIUM, THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID THE HOSTING OF THE SYMPOSIUM WAS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF HONG KONG’S NATURAL ROLE AS A MEETING PLACE FOR EASTERN AND WESTERN ART FORMS.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WERE THE PRESIDENT OF THE SYMPOSIUM, MR ALEX WU, THE GOVERNMENT’S MUSIC ADVISER, MR DAVID STONE, THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL, MR KEITH STATHAM AND THE MUSIC CONSULTANT TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNESCO, MR JACK BORNOFF.

+THE PURPOSE OF THE SYMPOSIUM WILL BE TO CONSIDER THE ROLE OF FESTIVALS, CULTURAL AND ARTS CENTRES, EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENTS AND THE MASS MEDIA IN THE INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF MUSIC AND THE PERFORMING ARTS,* MR WIGGHAM SAID.

+THE PRESENCE OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM MANY INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTES WILL BE OF GREAT BENEFIT TO HONG KONG, AS IT WILL ALLOW HONG KONG TO DEMONSTRATE CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT TO AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE.*

MR WIGGHAM SAID THE SYMPOSIUM STARTING ON FEBRUARY 28 HAS BEEN TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH THE TENTH HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL WHICH BEGINS ON JANUARY 30.

THE DELEGATES WILL COME FROM FESTIVALS, ARTS CENTRES, MUSIC AND ARTS SCHOOLS, BROADCASTING AUTHORITIES, THE PRESS, MASS MEDIA AND FOLK INSTITUTES IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.

SOME OF THE ORGANISATIONS EXPECTED TO BE REPRESENTED INCLUDEi THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSIC COMPETITIONS, THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC FESTIVALS, INDIAN OCEAN ARTS FESTIVAL, THE ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL (USA), THE QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS TRUST, THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL, THE EUROPEAN BROADCASTING UNION AND THE GULBURKIAN FOUNDATION AND THE LINCOLN ARTS CENTRE.

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THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE ON FEBRUARY SYMPOSIUM WILL LAST FROM MARCH 1 TO 4.

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1982 AND THE

TH- ARTS CENTRETSA™.BE C0VERED IN THE O’SCUSSIONS, TO BE HELD AT

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L VE EX -.A AND TOURING CIRCUITS (EQUAL ATTENTION WILL BE GIVEN .3 TRADITIONAL AND FOLK ARTISTS OF THE VARIOUS ASIAN CULTURES AND MUSIC AND DANCE OF THE EUROPEAN CLASSICAL TRAD IT ION)-

* Jnuoc?e?TI0NAL R0LE 0F V,S,TING ARTS (LECTURES, SEMINARS, COURSES'•

*

THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE RECORDS, FILMS AND TAPES

MASS MEDIA (RADIO AND TELEVISION, - THE PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS)- AND

* ARTISTIC SPONSORSHIP (GOVERNMENT AND MUNICIPAL, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL, PRIVATE).

THESE SESSIONS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FREE OF CHARGE.

ON THE EVENINGS OF’MARCH 1, 2, AND 3, THERE WILL BE CONCERTS BY ARTISTS FRCM IRAQ AND HONG KONG IN THE SHOUSON THEATRE OF THE HONG KONG APTS CENTRE. THE PROGRAMMES WILL BE BOTH WESTERN AND ETHNIC IN CONTENT, INCLUDING NEW WORKS COMBINING WESTERN EASTERN CONCEPTS.

AND

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY ATTEND THESE PERFORMANCES BY PURCHASING TICKETS FROM THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE NEARER THE TIME OF THE SYMPOSIUM.

A FULL REPORT OF THE SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY UNESCO. A DETAILED PROGRAMME Oc THE SYMPOSIUM WILL BE AVAILABLE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR AND THE SECRETARIAT FOR THE SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT.

FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE TELEPHONE 5-951995.

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KIDNEY DONATIONS * * *

A +KIDNEY DONATION CAMPAIGN ROUND-UP PRESS CONFERENCE* IS TO BE HELD AT 3 PM ON NOVEMBER 30, AT THE GIS THEATRE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 5TH FLOOR, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

MR CHU PUI-HING, HEAD OF THE CHINESE PROGRAMME SECTION, RTHK-A REPRESENT IVE OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY- MR CHAK YIN-NAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE EYE BANK- AND MR CHRIS WONG, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

YOU ARE INV;TE: t ATTEND.

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LAW ON ELECTORAL PROVISIONS * * * *

THE ELECTORAL PROVISIONS (PROCEDURE) REGULATIONS 1981 WHICH SET OUT THE GENE- -L CONDUCT OF AND PROCEDURE AT ELECTIONS ARE PUBLISHED IN T ’ GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE REGULATIONS WILL APPLY TO DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS, AND FOR URBAN C-JNCIL ELECTIONS AFTER DECEMBER 31, 1982.

♦THESE PRESCRIBE THE ARRANGEMENTS TO BE FOLLOWED BEFORE AND DURING AN ELECTION INCLUDING NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES, CASTING AND COUNTING OF VOTES, AND DECLARATION OF RESULTS,♦ A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦BEFORE AN ELECTION, A NOTICE WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NNOUNCING THE DATE AND PLACE OF THE ELECTION, THE NUMBER OF VACANCIES FOR ELECTED MEMBERS AND INVITING NOMINATIONS CF CANDIDATES,+ HE SAID.

UNDER THE REGULATIONS, A CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO BE NOMINATED BY 10 EL-CTORS INCLUDING A PROPOSER AND A SECONDER IN THE CONSTITUENCY FOR WHICH HE SEEKS TO GET ELECTED. EACH ELECTOR MAY SUBSCRIBE TO NOT MORE THAN ONE NOMINATION PAPER FOR EACH VACANCY IN THE CONSTITUENCY.

♦ON THE ELECTION DAY, VOTES WILL BE CAST BY SECRET BALLOT AND EACH ELECTOR CAN CAST A VOTE FOR ONE CANDIDATE VALIDLY NOMINATED FCR EACH VACANCY IN THE CONSTITUENCY IN WHICH HE IS REGISTERED.

♦POLLING HOURS WILL BE FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM AND VOTING WILL TAKE PLACE IN DESIGNATED POLLING STATIONS. THERE WILL BE 128 POLLING STATIONS FCR THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN MARCH 1982,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

NOTICES GIVING GUIDANCE TO ELECTORS WHO COME TO VOTE WILL BE POSTED OUTSIDE EVERY POLLING STATION AND IN EVERY COMPARTMENT IN THE STATION.

♦COUNTING OF VOTES WILL TAKE PLACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE CLOSE OF POLL. IT WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RETURNING OFFICER WHO IS ENTITLED TO DECLARE A BALLOT VOID IF IT HAS BEEN IMPROPERLY MARKED.

♦THE CANDIDATE WHO POLLS THE MOST VOTES WILL BE ELECTED. IF ANY CANDIDATES RECEIVE THE SAME NUMBER OF VOTES, THE ELECTION WILL BE DECIDED BY THE DRAWING OF LOTS,+ HE POINTED OUT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID NOTES ON ELECTORAL PROCEDURES WOULD BE PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE GUIDANCE OF PEOPLE INTENDING TO STAND FOR ELECTION.

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CHINA TRADERS URGED TO USE METRIC UNITS * * * *

COMMERCIAL FIRMS AND INDUSTRIALISTS SHOULD USE METRIC UNITS AS FAR AS POSSIBLE WHEN TRADING WITH CHINA, SAID PROFESSOR S.Y. KING, CHAIRMAN OF THE METRICATION COMMITTEE, TODAY (FRIDAY).

RETURNING -,OM A 1O-DAY VISIT TO BEIJING AND GUANGZHOU AT THE INVITATION OF THE CHINA STATE BUREAU OF METROLOGY, DURING WHICH HE DISCUSSED TECHNICAL MAHERS RELATED TO METRICATION WITH THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES, PROF. KING POINTED OUT THAT METRIC UNITS ARE PREFERRED IN CHINA BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS BEING FULLY METRICATED.

+ALL EXPORTED PRODUCTS ARE ALREADY IN METRIC UNITS UNLESS OTHERWISE REQUESTED BY THE IMPORTING COUNTRIES,* HE SAID.

THE CHINA STATE BUREAU OF METROLOGY IS KEEN TO EXCHANGE IDEAS WITH THE HONG KONG METRICATION COMMITTEE ON PROMOTING METRICATION, AND IS ARRANGING A SEMINAR ON METRICATION IN WHICH HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE WOULD BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE SEMINAR WILL BE TO PROMOTE A UNIFIED CHINESE TERMINOLOGY FOR SI UNITS OF MEASUREMENT FOR COMMON ADOPTION BY CHINA, SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG, AND FOR INTERNATIONAL USE WHEREVER THE CHINESE LANGUAGE IS EMPLOYED, HE SAID.

ACCOMPANYING HIM ON THE TRIP WAS MR ERIK YUNG OF THE METRICATION COMMITTEE SECRETARIAT.

THEIR VISIT COVERED THREE ORGANISATIONS IN BEIJING, NAMELY, THE CHINA STATE BUREAU OF METROLOGY OFFICE, THE CHINA NETROLOGICAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND THE RAILWAY SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE. IN GUANGZHOU, THEY VISITED THE GUANGZHOU BUREAU OF METROLOGY AND TESTING LABORATORY, AND ATTENDED THE 5OTH CHINESE EXPORT COMMODITIES FAIR.

THE VISIT LASTED FROM OCTOBER 20 TO OCTOBER 29.

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ni .,JHE AUXILIrtfty McDICAL SERVICE t. ILL HOLD A PASSING-OUT PARADE ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 2?) AT THE ROYAL HC'.G KONG AUXILIARY POLICE -EADSUARTERS I i. ■.-.AN CHAI.

THE COMMISSIONER OF THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICE, DR K.L. THONG, » ILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY AND .vILL PRESENT CERTIFICATES TC 72 AOTEN” I AL OFFICERS AND 72 JUNIOR LEADERS.

DR THONG s ILL ALSO PRESENT LO'.G SERVICE CERTIFICATES AND CANOE TRAIT. I G CERTIFICATES

MEDALS, INSTRUCTOR TC 116 ATS MEPcEnS.

THE AMS BAND ..ILL BE ON PARADE.

YOU ARE I .VITED TO COVER THE EVENT WHICH •.-.ILL BEGIN AT 9 Aiv‘ 2 v SUNDAY.

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STAMP DUTY AMENDMENT BILL

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THE STAMP DUTY (AMENDMENT) BILL 1981, THE PROVISIONS OF WHICH WILL HELP HONG KONG DEVELOP FURTHER AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE, '"S PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

THE CHANG. PROPOSED IN THE BILL WILL AFFECT HONG KONG UNIT TRUSTS ND INTERNATIONAL BOND ISSUES MADE THROUGH HONG KONG.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT WHEN THE STAMP DUTY LEGISLATION WAS RECAST EARLIER THIS YEAR, PROVISION WAS MADE FOR DUTY TO BE CHARGED ON TRANSACTIONS IN UNITS UNDER TRUST SCHEMES, BUT IMPLEMENTATION OF THOSE PROVISIONS WAS DEFERRED PENDING CONSULTATIONS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNIT TRUST INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG.

♦THOSE CONSUL"’IONS HAVE JUST BEEN COMPLETED,* HE SAID, ♦AND THE FIRST PURPOSE OF THE BILL IS TO INTRODUCE A SET OF RELIEFS FOR MANAGERS OF UNIT TRUST SCHEMES WHICH IS MODELLED ON THE CORRESPONDING UNITED KINGDOM LEGISLATION.*

WHEN UNIT TRUST MANAGERS BUY AND SELL UNITS, THE TRUST DEEDS REQUIRE THEM TO DO SO WITHIN A NARROW RANGE OF PRICES. THEY ARE THEREFORE TO BE GIVEN RELIEF FROM AD VALOREM DUTY, AS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, WHEN THEY SELL UNITS WITHIN TWO MONTHS OF BUYING THEM OR, IF THE UNITS ARE NOT RESOLD, ON THEIR BEING CANCELLED WITHIN THAT PERIOD.

THE SECOND PURPOSE OF THE BILL IS TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT CF HONG KONG AS A CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL BOND ISSUES, ESPECIALLY ASIADOLLAR BONDS, BY RELIEVING INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO FOREIGN CURRENCY LOANS FROM THE CHARGE OF BEARER INSTRUMENT DUTY WHICH WAS IMPOSED BY THE STAMP DUTY ORDINANCE EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THE PROVISIONS OF THE BILL, AND THOSE OF THE ORDINANCE RELATING TO UNIT TRUSTS, ARE INTENDED TO COME INTO FORCE SIMULTANEOUSLY.

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TEAMWORK ESSENTIAL, FIREMEN TOLD * * *

FIREMEN WERE REMINDED TODAY (FRIDAY) OF THE NEED FOR TEAMWORK.

SPEAKING AT A PASSING OUT PARADE HELD AT THE FIRE SERVICES TRAINING SCHOOL IN PAT HEUNG, THE DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF KOWLOON COMMAND, MR CHEUNG SHUI-SHING TOLD 34 NEW FIREMEN THAT SMARTNESS AND DISCIPLINE WERE ALSO IMPORTANT FOR THEIR CAREERS.

♦OTHERS ARE COURAGE, DEVOTION, DETERMINATION AND A DESIRE TO SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY,* MR CHEUNG SAID.

♦TEAMWORK IS ESSEN’I AL IN THIS PROFESSION AND IT IS NOW UP TO YOU TO BECOME AN EFFECTIVE PART OF IT.

♦ 1 MUST SAV OU A'E JOINING A SERVICE TO BE PROUD OF.*

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DOG GOLD COINS APPLICATIONS REMINDER * * *

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (FRIDAY) REMINDED THE PUBLIC THAT THEY HAVE ONLY TWO-AND-A-HALF WORKING DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR THE YEAR OF THE DOG GOLD COINS. APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE NEXT TUESDAY (DECEMBER 1) AT 3 PM.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UP TO CLOSE OF BUSINESS YESTERDAY, ABOUT 150 000 APPLICATION FORMS HAD BEEN DISTRIBUTED BUT FORMS WERE STILL AVAILABLE AT ALL BRANCHES OF THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT FOR THIS NEW ISSUE, CHEQUES ON PERSONAL ACCOUNTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AS WELL AS CASHIER’S ORDERS.

♦FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE A PERSONAL CHEQUE ACCOUNT, CHEQUES DRAWN ON THEIR FRIENDS’ OR RELATIVES’ ACCOUNTS WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE,♦ HE SAID.

THE YEAR OF THE DOG GOLD COIN IS THE SEVENTH IN A SERIES THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ISSUING, SINCE 1976, TO DEPICT ANIMALS OF THE CHINESE LUNAR CALENDAR. THE PROOF COINS ARE PRICED AT $3 300 EACH, WHILE THE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED VERSION AT $2 200 EACH.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT APPLICATIONS WILL BE RESTRICTED TO HONG KONG RESIDENTS WITH A HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD. HE SAID* ♦IN THE EVENT OF OVER-SUBSCRIPTION FOR EITHER THE PROOF OR TH-BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED COINS, OR BOTH, ONLY ONE APPLICATION FROM EACH IDENTITY CARD HOLDER FOR EACH VERSION OF THE COIN WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE BALLOT, AS DUPLICATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED BY COMPUTER PRIOR TO BALLOTING.+

HE URGED INTENDING APPLICANTS TO HAND IN THEIR APPLICATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

♦THEY SHOULD PRESENT THEIR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS BY HAND TOGETHER WITH CASHIER’S ORDERS OR CHEQUES DATED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 1, 1981, MADE PAYABLE TO THE ’HONG KONG GOVERNMENT 1982 SPECIAL COIN ACCOUNT’ BEFORE 3 PM ON THAT DAY AT ANY OF THE SELECTED OFFICES OF THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK.+ HE ADDED.

THE ADDRESSES OF THE SELECTED BRANCHES OF THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK ARE AS FOLLOWS*

7, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

82, NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

673, NATHAN ROAD, MONG KOK, KOWLOON.

150, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG, NEW TERRITORIES.

455-457, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES.

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306, KING’S ROAD, NORTH POINT, HONG KONG.

40-50, DES VOEUX ROAD WEST, HONG KONG.

1, YUE MAN SQUARE, KWUN TONG, KOWLOON.

42, WONG CHUK HANG ROAD, ABERDEEN, HONG KONG.

1, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG.

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FIVE NT LOTS SOLD * * * *

FIVE LOTS OF CROWN LAND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE SOLD AT AN AUCTION TODAY (FRIDAY). ANOTHER LOT AT YUEN LONG FOR GODOWN DEVELOPMENT WAS WITHDRAWN WHEN THERE WERE NO BIDS.

THE FIRST SITE AT TAI PO NEW TOWN CENTRE WHICH IS FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WAS SOLD FOR $81 MILLION.

THE PURCHASER, PEACH LAND COMPANY LIMITED PAID $15 565 PER SQUARE METRE FOR THE 5 204 SQUARE METRE SITE. IT IS REQUIRED UNDER SALE CONDITIONS TO FULFILL A BUILDING COVENANT OF $32 MILLION WITHIN FOUR YEARS. THE PLOT RATIO IS 4.74 FOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS AND 0.49 FOR NON-RESIDENTI AL AREAS, WITH 720 FLATS BEING PRODUCED FROM THE TWO DOUBLE CRUCIFORM BLOCKS. BIDDING ON THIS SITE OPENED AT $65 MILLION.

PING PING INVESTMENT COMPANY PAID A TOTAL OF $19.4 MILLION FOR TWO ADJACENT TUEN MUN NEW TOWN SITES WHICH ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN DEVELOPMENT. THE COMPANY PAID $5 890 PER SQUARE METRE FOR A 1 630-SQUARE METRE SITE AND $6 717 PER SQUAREMETRE FOR A 1 459-SQUARE-METRE SITE. THE BUILDING COVENANTS ARE $15.14 MILLION AND $12.77 MILLION, BOTH TO BE FULFILLED WITHIN FOUR YEARS. BIDDING OPENED AT $8 MILLION ON THE LARGER SITE AND $7 MILLION ON THE SMALLER SITE.

THE FIFTH TOWN CENTRE SITE TO BE OFFERED IN TUEN MUN WAS BOUGHT FOR $45 MILLION - THE OPENING BID - BY THYME COMPANY LIMITED. THE SITE, MEASURING 3 512 SQUARE METRES, IS ALSO FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. THERE IS A FOUR-YEAR BUILDING COVENANT ON THE SITE OF $45 MILLION. THE PRICE PAID WAS $12 813 PER SQUARE METRE.

A YUEN LONG SITE MEASURING 7 271 SQUARE METRES, WHICH IS FOR INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN DEVELOPMENT, SOLD FOR $27.5 MILLION ($3 782 PER SQUARE METRE). THE PURCHASER WAS LAI SUN GARMENT COMPANY LIMITED. THE BUILDING COVENANT OF $35 MILLION IS TO BE FULFILLED WITHIN FOUR YEARS AND THE PLOT RATIO IS 5. BIDDING ON THIS SITE OPENED AT $20 MILLION.

THE AUCTIONEER, GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, MR MALCOLM MCGRAW. WITHDREW A YUEN LONG LOT FOR GODOWN DEVELOPMENT WHEN THERE WAS NO RESPONSE TO HIS REQUEST FOR AN OPENING BID OF $15 MILLION. THE LOT MEASURES 3 180 SQUARE METRES AND HAS A FOUR-YEAR BUILDING COVENANT OF $29 MILLION.

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SEARCH AND RESCUE EXERCISE F It

MAJOR SEARCH A D RESCUE EXERCISE INVOLVING THE CIVIL ASIATIC" DEPAR ENT, THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY AIR FORCE, '-E P.UM-'L A! rC-CE, THE ROYAL NAVY, THE U.S. AIR FORCE AND v... , .D THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE WILL EE HELD

SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 2?) TO TUESDAY (DECEMBER 1).

THE EXERCISE IS TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND FAMILIARISATION IN SEARCH AND -BOGLE TECHNIQUES "OR THE SEARCH AND RESCUE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL STAFF OF THE CIVAL AVIATION DEPARTMENT, AIRCREWS AND STAFF OF THOSE EMERGENCY UNITS LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN SUCH OPERATIONS. IT WILL ALSO SERVE ’0 TEST THE ALERTING CO-ORDINATION AND COMMUNICATION FACILITIES OF THE SET-UP.

AIRLINE OPERATORS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO VIEw THE SEARCH AND RESCUE ORGANISATION.

TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISE ..ILL BE RHKAAF FIXED WING AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTERS, RAF 23 (A.C.) SQUADRON HELICOPTERS AND EQUIPiC T, RN PATROL VESSELS, MARINE POLICE LAUNCHES AND U.S. FORCE AIRCRAFT AND HELICOPTER CARRIER AS WELL AS ♦PARA-RESCUE+ PERSONNEL.

A +TARGET+ ITH AN EMERGENCY LOCATOR BEACON WILL BE DROPPED INTO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON SUNDAY.

EARLY MONDAY CORNING, A SIMULATED INCIDENT INVOLVI ,G THE DITCHING OF AN AIRCRAFT TO THE SOUTHEAST OF HONG KONG wILL ACTIVATE A FULL-SD LE SEARCH AND -ESCUE OPERATION. THE RESCUE CO-ORDINATION CENTRE AT HCimG KC G AIRPORT WILL Be MANNED k\\u AIRCRArl AND VcSSnLS OF Th- UNITS INVOLVED WILL RESPOND TC THE CALL FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE AND RUSH TC THE +CRASH+ SCENE.

Oil THE LAST DAY OF THE EXERCISE, A MARL.E POLICE LAUNCH wILL BE STATIONED AT A PRE-ARRANGED LOCATION IL INNER PORT SHELTER FO ACT AS A RESCUE PLATFORM TO RECEIVE SURVIVORS.

RAF AND RhKAAc HELICOPTER CHEWS „ ILL DEMONSTRATE METHODS OF LIFTING SURVIVORS FROM PRE-POS IT IC:ED DINGHIES TO THE RESCUE VESSEL AND PAR • -’-ED I CAL FEES". EL .'.ILL DEMONSTRATE THE IF CAPABILITIES IN / LISTING SURVIVORS FRCN THE DINGHIES TC THE RESCUE HELICOPTER .

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CUSTOMS DISPLAY AT EDINBURGH PLACE * * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE WORK OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SERVICE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE CAREERS’ 82 EXHIBITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

AS PART C- THE ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES OF THE EXHIBITION, THE CUSTC'S AND EXCISE SERVICE WILL PRESENT TO VISITORS VARIOUS AS .STS OF ITS DUTIES AND FU STIONS, WITH DISPLAY STANDS, EXHIBITS A'D LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS.

THE PROGRAMME OF LIVE SHOWS FOR THE DAY INCLUDES SCUBA DIVING DEMONSTRATIONS TO SHOW THE SEARCH FOR NARCOTICS OR ILLEGAL T ORTS ATTACHED TO THE BODY OF SHIPS, DRUG DETECTOR DOG SHOWS FEATURING ’REBEL’ AND ’DEWARS’ AND DEMONSTRATIONS OF THE DETECTION OF DETREATED INDUSTRIAL DIESEL OIL.

IN ADDITION, A FILM ON COPYRIGHT WILL BE BROADCAST, WHILE CUSTOMS LAUNCHES WILL BERTH ALONG SIDE QUEENS PIER FOR PUBLIC VISITS. THERE WILL ALSO BE A PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY OF THE DUTIES OF INSPECTORS AND OFFICERS IN THE SERVICE.

THE LIVE SHOWS WILL TAKE PLACE AT EDINBURGH PLACE AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 10 AM BY THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND CONTROLS, MR DOUGLAS JORDAN.

MEDIA REPRESNTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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+SAFEST+ UK COMPANIES VISITED

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THE FIVE WINNERS OF THE RECENT +SAFETY AT WORK* COMPETITION YESTERDAY (NOVEMBER 26) VISITED TWO OF THE +SAFEST+ COMPANIES IN BRITAIN.

BOTH OF THE CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURING MARS FACTORIES THEY TOURED HAVE WON BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL *SWORDS OF HONOUR*, WHICH ARE AWARDED TO THE 20 SAFEST COMPANIES IN BRITAIN ANNUALLY, AND REPRESENT THE HIGHEST SAFETY ACCOLADE.

THE FIVE WINNERS ARE ON AN EIGHT-DAY TOUR OF BRITAIN AS PART CF THE FIRST PRIZE OF THE COMPETITION, WHICH WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, RTHK, THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES AND BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS.

THE GROUP, ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR O’7 THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, MR CHAN SIU-LAP, WAS HIGHLY IMPRESSED SY THE SAFETY STANDARDS AT THE TWO FACTORIES.

THEY WILL SPEND THEIR LAST DAY IN LONDON TODAY (NOVEMBER 27) AND WILL TAKE A -LIGHT TO HONG KONG IN THE EVENING.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1981

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MASSIVE CLEAN-UP PLANNED

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A MASSIVE CLEAN-UP OPERATION OF BUILDINGS AND HAWKING AREAS IN CHUN YEUNG STREET WIL- 3E CARRIED OUT BETWEEN 9 AM AND 1 PM - (N0VE?' • 29) ,N SUPPORT OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG 1

IrA IGN.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE E STERN DISTRICT CLEAN HONG KONG ms sMrup c‘nop,es’ comhon *"e!‘ " OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS ESSAY, PUBLIC SPEAKING SLOGAN AND POSTER DESIGN, AND LYRIC WRITING COMPETITIONS WILL Spin at E 2R®AN,SED ,N fHE DISTRICT TO PUBLICISE THE CLEAN-UP w K Al I UN •

MR WAN CHUNG-CHU, CITY DISTRICT OFFICER FOR CAUSEWAY RAY CAMPA?GNHCOMM,|TTEED ANn 'MOA?ucH»ifASTERN DISTR,CT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE" AND MR CHEUNG KIN-CHUNG CDO f&MA'i KF I ual/ CHAI WAS) WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPEN IHG OF fHE OPERATION^ '

LPBAk’sER vlcLS^DEPARTHEHT^ *'LL “ ASSISTED B¥ ST4FF »rk PVERVED T° 4LL WH0 ™E F4*¥

OF THE

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COURSE SPONSOR THANKED * * *

MR WONG KAM-YIP, A PROMINENT RURAL LEADER WHO IS SPONSORING THE 1981 JOURNALISM WORKSHOP AND SEMINARS, TODAY MET MEMBERS CF THE THOMSON FOUNDATION CONDUCTING THE COURSE.

MR WONG WAS INTRODUCED TO MR CEDRIC PULFORD, COURSE DIRECTOR, AND MR BARRIE HARDING, COURSE CONSULTANT, AT A LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION, MR ALAN SCOTT.

SIXTY-TWO REPORTERS FROM VARIOUS HONG KONG NEWSPAPERS, RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS AND THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES ARE ATTENDING THE SIX-WEEK TRAINING PROGRAMME.

MR SCOTT EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION TO MR WONG FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS IMPROVING JOURNALISTIC STANDARDS IN HONG KONG.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE LUNCHEON WERE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, W CHARLES YEUNG- MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD- MR G.A. PILGRIM, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD- MR CHANG KUO-SIN, MEMBER OF THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD- MR DAVID WONG, CHAIRMAN OF THE JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION-THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENIS BRAY- AND THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR ROBERT SUN.

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ROAD CLOSURES

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WAI YIP STREET, BETWEEN KWUN TONG ROAD AND SIU YIP STREET, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 12.30 AM AND 5.45 AM ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY (NOVEMBER ?«» AND 30) TO FACILITATE THE DEMOLITION OF AN EXISTING ’EMPORaRY BRIDGE, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT NNOUNCED TODaY (FRIDAY).

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON KWUN TONG ROAD * ILL BE DIVERTED TO LAI YIP STREET AND WAI YIP STREET, AND WESTBOUND TRAFFIC ON WAI YIP STREET WILL BE DIVERTED TO WAI YIP STREET. SIU YIP STREET, TAI YIP STREET, HONG TAK ROAD AND KWUN TONG ROAD.

MEANWHILE, A SECT 10 OF TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD BETWEEN SHAT IN PASS ROAD AND THE TSZ WAN SHAN PLAYGROUND WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 10.05 AM AND 10.35 AM ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 29) FOR THE •♦LION ROCK CLIMB FOR THE DISABLED*.

SHAT IN PASS ROAD BETWEEN TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD AND GRASSCUTTER'S PASS WILL ALSO BE CLOSED BETWEEN 10 AM AND NOON ON THAT DAY.

DURING THE HOURS OF CLOSURE OF PART OF TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD, MAXICAB ROUTE NOS. 18 AND 19 WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE SHAT IN PASS ROAD, LUNG FUNG STREET, SHEUNG FUNG STREET, WAN WAH STREET AND THE OTHER SECTION OF TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE SET UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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CLIMB FOR DISABLED * * * *

A +LION ROCK CLIMB FOR THE DISABLED*, AIMED AT ENHANCING THE PUBLIC’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE ABILITIES AND NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM ON SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 29) IN THE TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD PLAYGROUND, KOWLOON.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS, EACH COMPRISING FOUR DISABLED PERSONS AND TWO ABLE-BODIED PERSONS, WILL START FROM THE PLAYGROUND AND MAKE THEIR WAY UP LION ROCK.

THE EVENT, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE CENTRAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR CF DISABLED PERSONS, WILL ALSO INCLUDE AN ENTERTAINMENT SHOW FEATURING DISABLED PERFORMERS AND OTHER POPULAR ARTISTES.

CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS, DR THE HON HARPY FANG AND THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MR JOHN TISDALL WILL OFFICIATE AT THE EVENT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OCCASION.

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KWUN TONG SPORTS FESTIVAL *****

THE '°ENING CEREMONY OF THE +KWUN TONG SPORTS FESTIVAL+ HcLD iT 2 PM 0N SUNDAY (NOVEMBER 29) AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATE GROUND, TSUI PING ROAD.

OFFICIATING WILL BE THE DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR GRAHAM BARNES AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SPORTS FESTIVAL MR LAM HANG-FAI. coiuml,

J0,NTLY ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT ™E RECREATIO 1 AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE KWUN TONG SPORTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, AND WILL INCLUDE VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL AMnALT,SIT^GREEN MACHINE- DARTS, A TELEMATCH, dXnCE FOR ALL AND ALTHLETIC DEMONSTRATIONS.

YOU ARE INVITED TO .COVER THE EVENT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

SUPPLEMENT

SPEECH BY H.E. THE-GOVERNOR,-SIR MURRAY mCLEHOSE, QBE, KCMG, KCVO, AT THE OPENING OF 0ARBERS '82 AI THE CITY HAIL' AT 3.00 P.I£. ON FRIDAY, 2?TH NOVEMBER 1981______________________________________

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It gives me great pleasure to open this Careers Exhibition, which is the tenth anniversary of the start of the series.

Hong Kong’s main resource is its people* If people are to develop the economic part of their lives in a satisfying and valuable way, young men and women must have sound advice about what career to follow and how to train themselves for it.

This your Government provides through the Youth Employment Advisory Service of the Labour Department. This Service promotes career education in schools through:

- providing direct guidance and information to secondary school students; and

- organising training seminars for careers teachers in secondary schools.

The Service now operates information centres in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. A third centre will open in Tsuen Wan early next year and we hope eventually to have one in each school zone.

This is useful work. But there is no substitute for talking face-to-face with experienced people from the various fields of employment. And that is what this Careers Exhibition is all about.

So I am delighted to see today so many people from different fields of commerce, industry, services, professional associations, the Urban Council and the Government, all working together to make this exhibition possible, and I thank them all for their efforts. I should like in particular to thank the Urban Council for their practical support•

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It is a good cause, since nothing is so important to a young person as getting the right slot in which to start his working life. So I commend this exhibition to students, teachers, and parents. Let them come, and look, and ask questions that will help them plan their own or their charges1 future. The variety in Hong Kong is infinite and the prospects bright, and I wish them every success.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I now have much pleasure in declaring the Careers !82 Exhibition open.

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

PLANS FOR 11 NEW YOUTH CENTRES EACH YEAR ........................ 1

EDUCATION CHIEF STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF REMEDIAL TEACHING .... 2

MONEY FOR FIRE VICTIMS .......................................... 3

MORE ROAD WORKS SOON ............................................ 3

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD BY AUCTION ............................. 4

FIRE PREVENTION AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ........................... 4

CAREERS DEMONSTRATIONS .......................................... 5

'RESPECT FOR THE AGED' FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN SAI KUNG....... 5

TOLO HARBOUR CANOE RACES TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY.................... 6

PUBLIC HELPS IN BIG LITTER PICK UP EFFORT ....................... 6

TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL ....................................... 7

ANTI-NARCOTICS POP CONCERT ...................................... 8

CHILDREN TOLD ABOUT CLEAN HK DRIVE .............................. 9

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS .................................. 9

BOOK ON RURAL ARCHITECTURE POPULAR ............................. 10

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PLANS FOR 11 NEW YOUTH CENTRES EACH YEAR

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PRESENT PLANNING, TAKING ACCOUNT OF CONSTRAINTS IN TRAINED MANPOWER AND WELFARE PREMISES, PROVIDES FOR 11 NEW YOUTH CENTRES EACH YEAR, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE SAID TODAY (SATURDAY). ALLEYNE,

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE BRADBURY CENTRE ANOTHER NEW YOUTH CEN. c RUN BY THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS JOINTLY OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WAS MR D.B. MINNS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG BANK TRUSTEE LIMITED. MANAGING

MR ALLEYME SAID THAT YOUTH CENTRES ARE PROVIDED TO MEET

A L°CAL SAS,S» AT A RAT,° °F ONE CENTRE FOR EACH 20 000 rUrULATIUN•

*THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROVIDE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH P°R ™E,R ENERGIES IN HEALTHY RECREATIONAL PURSUITS AS WELL AS ADEQUATE OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP THEIR ABILITIES TO In?T|I^545,LLSucAcN? J° ,NV0LVE TH^SELVES IN WORTHWHILE*ACTIVITIES ANU IHI tntbIgHt SAID*

FROM TlFPJnv«LJ?TRE ARE 113 Y0UTH CENTRES WHICH RECEIVE SUBVENTION rnUfl I nt bUVtKNMtN I ■

... -r ALLEYNE said that youth workers were facing new challenges in the face of the increasing prosperity and sophistication of young people, not to mention the many types of leisure and entertainment pursuits competing for their attention.

. MUST BE PREPARED to DEVELOP PROGRAMMES THAT ARE

IMAGINATIVE AND SUFFICIENTLY STIMULATING TO ATTRACT YOUNGSTERS TO YOUTH CENTRES AND TO KEEP THEM COMING BACK,* HE SAID.

♦THEY MUST ALSO BE PREPARED TO REACH OUT TO THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE WH° ARE LESS L,KELY T0 ATTEND ORGANISED ACTIVITIES OF THIS oUK1•+

MR ALLEYNE SAID THAT THE OPENING OF THE BRADBURY CENTRE, AT 55 MODEL LANE, NORTH POINT, WAS +PARTICULARLY WELCOME, IN THAT IT OFFERS SERVICES TO YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NORTH p6|NT DISTRICT, WHERE FEW FACILITIES OF THIS SORT EXIST.*

THE CONSTRUCTION COST OF THE FOUR-STOREY BUILDING HOUSING THE CENTRE HAS BEEN MET IN FULL BY A DONATION FROM THE BRADBURY TRUST FUND. THE FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN MET THROUGH A GRANT OF S160 000 FROM THE LOTTERIES FUND.

IN HIS SPEECH, MR MINNS, WHO IS THE CHAIRMAN CHARITABLE TRUST FUND, SAID THAT IN MANY RESPECTS, BY WAY OF TIMELY DONATIONS, BEEN A PIONEER IN MANY SOCIAL WELFARE FIELD.

HE SAID THAT THE FUND WOULD TRY TO DO MORE IN AND PROVIDING FOR THE NEEDS OF THE YOUNG, THE WEAK, THE DISADVANTAGED IN HONG kong.

OF THE BRADBURY THE FUND HAD, PROJECTS IN THE

SAFEGUARDING THE SICK AND

HE NOTED THAT IN THE LAST TEN YEARS, THE FUND HAD DONATED MORE THAN «27 MILLION AND THAT DONATIONS AGREED TO BUT NOT YET PAID AMOUNTED TO ABOUT $40 MILLION.

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EDUCATION CHIEF STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF REMEDIAL TEACHING

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SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WERE URGED BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, hR COLVYN HAYE, TO EXAMINE HOW REMEDIAL TEACHING COULD MOST EFFECTIVELY BE INTRODUCED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR PUPILS.

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE SUBSIDISED SCHOOLS COUNCIL 1OTH ANNIVERSARY SEMINAR THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) AT ST STEPHEN’S COLLEGE IN STANLEY.

IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS ON +EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION IN THE ’8O’S+, MR HAYE SAID THAT REMEDIAL TEACHING IN BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS WAS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO HELP THE LESS CAPABLE STUDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT.

THIS WAS PARTICULARLY SO IN VIEW OF THE COMPULSORY NINE-YEAR EDUCATION WHERE CHILDREN OF VARIOUS ABILITIES WERE REQUIRED TO ATTEND SCHOOL, THE DIRECTOR SAID.

MR HAYE ENVISAGED THAT ADMINISTRATORS IN THE ’80’S OF THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION SECTOR SCHOOLS RESOLVE THEM

PROBLEMS FACED BY EDUCATIONAL WOULD MAINLY BE THE IMPROVEMENT AND HIS DEPARTMENT WOULD HELP PUBLIC

WITH ADDITIONAL RESOURCES MORE TEACHERS AND BETTER FACILITIES.

INCLUDING

HOWEVER, HE REMINDED HIS AUDIENCE THAT THEY MUST NOT FORGET THE OTHER BASIC OBJECTIVES OF EDUCATION, SUCH AS CHARACTER FORMATION OF STUDENTS AND FOSTERING AMONG THEM A SPIRIT OF PUBLIC AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF SCHOOLS.

THE DIRECTOR ALSO URGED SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS NOT TO IGNORE THE IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING A CLOSER CONTACT BETWEEN PARENTS AND SCHOOLS.

♦THE MAJORITY OF PARENTS HAVE THE WELL-BEING OF THEIR CHILDREN AT HEART AND THEY ARE BOUND TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ACTIVITIES TO HELP BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND PARENTS,* MR HAYE SAID.

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MONEY FOR FIRE VICTIMS * * *

PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE LAM TIN SQUATTER FIRE LAST SATURDAY WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE FAT CHOY SPECIAL AID FUND ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 30).

THE KWUN TC"G CITY DISTRICT OFFICE WILL START DISTRIBUTING GRANTS AND EMERGENCY RELIEF ARTICLES TO THEM AT 10 AM AT THE LAM TIN ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE (EAST).

PEOPLE SEEKING THE ASSISTANCE WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND REGISTRATION CARDS ISSUED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL ASSIST IN DISTRIBUTING RELIEF MONEY.

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MORE ROAD WORKS SOON * * * *

IMPROVEMENT WORK ON TWO OF THE EXISTING ROADS ON TSI NG Yl ISLAND WILL BEGIN SHORTLY.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE WORK FORMS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN WHICH INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF TSI NG Yl.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE THE WIDENING OF HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD AND TSI NG Yl ROAD TO PROVIDE DUAL CARRIAGEWAYS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ROUNDABOUT AT THE WEST END OF TSI NG Yl BRIDGE, TWO FOOTBRIDGES AT THE EAST END OF CHEUNG MEI ROAD AND A SUBWAY OUTSIDE CHEUNG CHING ESTATE.

THE WORK WILL START IN FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

WORK WILL ALSO START SHORTLY ON THE WIDENING AND RECONSTRUCTION OF MAIN STREET ON AP LEI CHAU.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE BEING INVITED BY THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

„.n F0R THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT AT PRESENT THE

PAVFM^T. 0F MAIN STREET» ONE OF THE EXISTING OLD MAIN ROADS ON AP LEI CHAU, WAS IN A VERY DILAPIDATED CONDITION.

ON COMPLETION, THE NEW ROAD WILL HAVE A 7.3-METRE TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WITH 2.5-METRE FOOTPATHS ON BOTH SIDES.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT TWELVE MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD BY AUCTION

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THIRTY-FIVE VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD BY AUCTION THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING FOR A TOTAL OF $729 200 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

THE AUCT>r , HELD IN THE RECITAL HALL OF THE CITY HALL, SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER AE 1 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF SI20 000.

TWO OTHER NUMBERS. AA 3 AND HK 100 WERE SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $100 000 EACH WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $1 100 FOR CP 7386.

THE OTHER REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD AT THE FOLLOWING

PRICESi-

CM 7808 $1 600 CM 7321 $2 200 HK 7219 $4 800 CN 280 $17 000

AR 8213 $2 400 CN 8882 $9 500 CN 750 $2 100 CN 208 $3 300

CN 6168 $1 500 AE 308 $5 000 CN 308 $7 000 CN 7879 $1 300

CM 8688 $3 800 CN 786 S2 300 CN 618 $2 500 CR 8 $80 000

AA 279 $4 400 CP 4000 $4 500 CM 8768 $1 300 XX 283 $10 000

CN 328 $27 000 CM 8178 $1 300 BK 707 $10 000 CS 23 $40 000

1003 $70 000 CN 7888 $9 900 CN 3363 $3 000 CS 85 $12 000

CP 8888 $50 000 CN 380 $13 000 CN 923 $5 400

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

TODAY’S SALE, THE 69TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY REALISED SO FAR TO $22 262 832.

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FIRE PREVENTION AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY * * K *

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (EASTERN) WILL HOLD A SEMINAR ON FIRE PREVENTION AND INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MEASURES FOR INDUSTRIAL MANAGERS AND WORKERS IN CAUSEWAY BAY AND NORTH POINT ON MONDAY EVENING (NOVEMBER 30).

FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFICERS WILL TALK ON FIRE PREVENTION MEASURES IN FACTORIES, AND LABOUR DEPARTMENT OFFICERS WILL SPEAK ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. BOTH TALKS WILL BE ILLUSTRATED BY FILMS.

THE SEMINAR IS TO BE HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF CDO (EASTERN) AT 884-886 KING’S ROAD, HONG KONG FROM 8 PM TO 10 PM.

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CAREERS DEMONSTRATIONS * * * *

VISITORS TO THE CAREERS ’82 EXHIBITION BEING HELD IN THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL WILL BE ABLE TO GAIN AN INSIGHT INTO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THE TWO VC । TARY SERVICES WILL STAGE DEMONSTRATIONS AND D.SPLAYS AT EDINBURGH PLACE FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM AS PART OF THE ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES OF THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION.

THE CAS SHOW WILL FEATURE A PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY OF ITS VARIOUS ACTIVITIES AND THOSE OF ITS CADET CORPS AS WELL AS DEMONSTRATIONS OF FOOTDRILL, BICYCLE RIDING SKILLS AND MARCH MUSIC.

THE VOLUNTEERS WILL DEMONSTRATE AIR-TO-SEA TRANSFER, i DOTDRILL BY +JUNIOR LEADER* MEMBERS AND AIR-RIFLE SHOOTING.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A DISPLAY OF WEAPONS AND MILITARY VEHICLES AND A PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE LIVE CAREERS SHOWS.

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'RESPECT FOR THE AGED’ FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN SAI KUNG * * *

A SAI KUNG DISTRICT ’RESPECT FOR THE AGED’ FESTIVAL WILL BEGIN TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

IT INCLUDES A SERIES OF HEALTH TALKS AND MEDICAL CHECK-UPS FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE, FILM SHOWS, VISITS, OUTINGS AND AN EXHIBITION.

THE FESTIVAL WILL CLOSE ON DECEMBER 27 WITH A FEAST FOR 1 □□□ PEOPLE AGED OVER 70.

OFFICIATING AT TOMORROW’S OPENING WILL BE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR CHAN SUI-JEUNG- THE PRESIDENT OF THE FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITEE, MR CHENG CH IK-CHEE- AND LOCAL LEADERS.

A POTTED SPORTS DAY, IN WHICH 500 OLD PEOPLE WILL TAKE PART, IS TO BE HELD IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CEREMONY.

THE FUNCTION, WITH PARTICIPATION FROM LOCAL ORGANISATIONS IN SAI KUNG, HANG HAU AND RENNIE’S MILL, IS THE FIRST OF ITS TYPE TO BE HELD IN THE DISTRICT.

THE DISTRICT BOARD HAS PROVIDED $30 000 TOWARDS THE COST CF $90 003. THE REMAINDER IS BEING MET THROUGH PRIVATE DONATIONS.

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TOLO HARBOUR CANOE RACES TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY *****

THE EIGHTH TOLO HARBOUR CANOE RACES ORGANISED BY THE OUTWARD BOUND (ALUMNI) ASSOCIATION (OBAA) ARE TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THE ANNUAL EVENT IS SPONSORED BY TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE.

RACES STAR; AT 9 AM AND INCLUDE A LONG DISTANCE EVENT FOR R~N, A LONG DISTANCE EVENT FOR WOMEN, SHORT DISTANCE EVENTS. MIXED DOUBLES, SINGLES, SENIOR, JUNIOR AND OPEN EVENTS, AND A 3O-KILOMETRE RACE.

THE 3O-KILOMETRE RACE COURSE WILL BE FROM ISLAND HOUSE TO NAI CHUNG, LAI CHI CHONG, TAI MEI TUK, MA SHI CHAU AND BACK TO ISLAND HOUSE.

THE COURSES FOR OTHER EVENTS WILL VARY FROM 500 METRES TO 21 KILOMETRES.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR ALLEN LEE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY AT 4 PM. ALSO ATTENDING WILL BE THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, AND TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICKY LO.

WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES AND SOUVENIRS AND THE TEAM WITH THE HIGHEST POINTS WILL RECEIVE THE OBAA CUP.

LAST YEAR, 320 CONTESTANTS TOOK PART IN THE RACES, AND THE WINNER OF THE CUP WAS KWUN TONG SWIMMING CLUB.

THE OBAA, FORMED IN JANUARY 1971, ORGANISES A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CANOEING, ROCK-CLIMBING, HIKING, CAMPING, SAILING AND ORIENTEERING.

MR AKERS-JONES IS HONORARY ADVISER OF THE ASSOCIATION WHICH HAS MORE THAN 500 MEMBERS.

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PUBLIC HELPS IN BIG LITTER PICK UP EFFORT

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PUBLIC SUPPORT

WILL BE DEKO»1STRAfEDFT?MjRHReoSLKS;DU;Y?f'^EAIlaSElfHINHE1C§oU"TliYSI^

MEMBERS OF ORGANISED HIKING GROUPS WILL HELP THE COUNTRY AUTHORITY COLLECT LITTER ALONG THE POpGlIr MaSIhSsE TrLl

WILL p’lr/fWT^f coSm 5°-E 20 ORGANISED HIKING GROUPS


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AFTER SUNDAY’S OPERATION, TWO OTHER SIMILAR OPERATIONS ARE PLANNED FOR DECEMBER AND JANUARY.

STUDENT GROUPS AND OTHER VOLUNTARY PARTIES ARE ALSO BEGINNING TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY-ORIENTED OPERATIONS, AND A NUMBER HAVE ENGAGED IN CONSERVATION WORK TO GIVE THE COUNTRYSIDE A CLEAN AND TIDY LOOK.

APART FROM COLLECTING LITTER, THE STUDENTS AND OTHER VOLUNTEERS CARRY OUT CONSERVATION WORK, WHICH INCLUDES GRASS CUTTING, AND HELPING TO KEEP TREES HEALTHY.

SUPPORT FOR THESE OPERATIONS ALSO COMES FROM OTHER SERVICE GROUPS, INCLUDING THE LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 303 WHICH PROVIDES LUNCH BOXES AND TRANSPORT TO THE SCHOOL GROUPS ENGAGED IN CONSERVATION WORK.

A COMMERCIAL COMPANY SPECIALISING IN MOUNTAINEERING EQUIPMENT, MOUNTAINEER COMPANY, ALSO LENDS ITS SUPPORT TO THE CAMPAIGN BY PROVIDING POLYTHENE BAGS FOR USE BY THE VOLUNTEERS ON LITTER COLLECTION WALKS ALONG REMOTE FOOTPATHS IN THE COUNTRY PARKS SYSTEM.

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TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL * * * *

ABOUT 100 000 PEOPLE ARE TAKING PART IN THIS YEAR’S TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL WHICH CLOSES TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

DURING THE PAST THREE WEEKS, 72 SPORTING ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN HELD AT VARIOUS VENUES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE MOST POPULAR HAVE BEEN GO-KART RACING, BOWLING, BADMINTON, BASKETBALL AND ARCHERY, WITH AN AVERAGE OF 500 SPECTATORS AT EACH EVENT.

AN INVITATION FOOTBALL MATCH BETWEEN TSUEN WAN FIRST DIVISION AND MACAU’S HOP KWAN WILL BE HELD AT YEUNG UK ROAD SPORTSGROUND AT 3 PM TOMORROW, FOLLOWING WHICH A CEREMONY CLOSING THE FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE.

GUESTS WILL INCLUDE KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR FRED TING-PRINCIPAL RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, MR DAVID CHIU- AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR JAMES WILSON.

ABOUT $350 000 WAS SPENT ON THIS YEAR’S SPORTS FESTIVAL, OF WHICH $250 000 CAME FROM TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD.

THE FESTIVAL, AN ANNUAL EVENT HELD SINCE 1979, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES AND RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENTS, AND THE FEDERATION OF TSUcN WAN DISTRICT SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION.

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ANTI-NARCOTICS POP CONCERT * * * *

A POP CONCERT, IN WHICH SEVERAL OF HONG KONG’S TOP SINGERS WILL TAKE PART, WILL B" HELD NEXT THURSDAY (DECEMBER 3) AT 8 PM IN THE ACADEMIC C MMUNITY HALL, WITH THE AIM OF PUBLICISING THE ANTI-NARQOT EFFORT.

PERFORMING AT THE CONCERT WILL BE SINGERS ELISA CHAN, RUTH CHEN, LYDIA LAM, DEANIE IP, TINA LAU, JOHNNY YIP AND PHILIP CHAN. THEY WILL SING A WIDE SELECTION OF SONGS IN CANTONESE AND ENGLISH.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE TWO-HOUR CONCERT WILL BE A SLIDE SHOW PRESENTING AN OVERALL PICTURE OF HONG KONG’S DRUG PROBLEMS, THE COMPLICATED CAUSES OF DRUG ABUSE AND THE VARIOUS PROGRAMMES CARRIED OUT TO TACKLE THEM.

THE CONCERT IS BEING PRESENTED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AS PART OF ITS PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY PROGRAMME FOR THIS YEAR.

IT IS PRODUCED BY THE NTN PRODUCTIONS, WITH THE SPONSORSHIP OF COMMERCIAL RADIO.

ANNOUNCING THE CONCERT TODAY (SATURDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION SAID POP CONCERTS HAD IN THE PAST PROVED TH^ YOUNGEPEOPLEEFFECTIVE T°°LS *N PUBL,CITY’ ESPECIALLY IN REACHING

+IT IS WITH THIS IN MIND THAT THE CONCERT IS PRESENTED. WE HOPE THE CONCERT WILL CONVEY THE ANTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGES DEEP INTO THE HEARTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE MOST EXPOSED TO THE RISK OF EXPERIMENTING WITH DRUGS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE ADDED THAT EMPHASIS WILL ALSO BE PUT ON PREVENTING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM BECOMING COURIERS.

THE CONCERT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE BY COMMERCIAL RADIO II.

ADMISSION TO THE CONCERT IS BY FREE TICKETS EARLIER DISTRIBUTED THROUGH COMMERCIAL RADIO AND YOUTH CENTRES. ALL THE TICKETS WENT QUICKLY.

NOTE TO EDITORS i

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CONCERT WHICH WILL BE HELD NEXT THURSDAY (DECEMBER 3) EVENING IN THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL, STARTING FROM 8 P^.

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CHILDREN TOLD ABOUT CLEAN HK DRIVE

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MORE THAN 1 OOO PUPILS OF NINE PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WEST KWAI CHUNG wERE TODAV (SATURDAY) URGED TO SUPPORT THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPA r :.

THc CHILDRE WERE TOLD IN A TALK IN CONNECTION WITH THE CURRENT CLEAN- => Dr ! E, HAT THEY WERE THE BACKBONE IN THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS CF ~ : CAMPAIGN I THE YEARS AHEAD.

THE TALK, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY WEST KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT COMMITTEE OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WAS HELD AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL CF CHUEN YUEN COLLEGE.

HEALTH INSPECTOR KWAN KA-LUN OF THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT CF THE NTSD TOLD THE CHILDREN THAT LITTERING AT SCHOOL. AT HOME AND IN PUBLIC PLACES WOULD ONLY RESULT IN POOR SANITATION AND EVENTUALLY LEAD TO HEALTH HAZARDS.

THEY SHOULD HELP TO- KEEP THE ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM REFUSE AND MAINTAIN THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE.

F ILM SHOWS WERE ALSO ARRANGED FOR THEM.

EARLIER THIS WEEK, ANOTHER 1 000 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AT TAI WO HAU ESTATE ATTENDED A SIMILAR TALK AT THEIR SCHOOLS.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS * * *

LINK ROAD IN HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE FRO"' 10 AM ON MONDAY (NOVEMBER 30) FOR SEwAGE WORKS.

RE-ROUTED ONE WAY NORTHBOUND TWO MONTHS TO FACILITATE

ALSO FROM MONDAY, AND STARTING AT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SECT I ACCESS ROAD.

10 AM, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES ON OF CLEAR WATER BAY BEACH

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BOOK ON RURAL ARCHITECTURE POPULAR

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CONTINUING nZMAND FOR A BOOK WHICH REVIEWS HONG KONG’S RICH HERITAGE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE RURAL ARCHITECTURE HAS LED TO THE PUBLICATION OF A SECOND EDITION.

PRODUCED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION, +RURAL ARCHITECTURE IN HONG KONG* HAS BEEN REPRINTED TO MEET DEMAND FROM LOCAL PEOPLE AS WELL AS TOURISTS.

+THE BOOK EXPLORES MANY FINE EXAMPLES OF HISTORICAL RURAL ARCHITECTURE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, RECORDS THEIR SIGNIFICANCE AND EXPLAINS INTERESTING FEATURES*, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE SAID.

+BASED ON A SURVEY CONDUCTED A FEW YEARS AGO BY HONG KONG UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE -STUDENTS, IT PROVIDES A VALUABLE SOURCE OF REFERENCE FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN THE FINE EXAMPLES OF VILLAGE ARCHITECTURE WHICH CREATE A LINK WITH HONG KONG’S PAST. THERE ARE MAPS IN THE BOOK SHOWING HOW TO FIND WALLED VILLAGES, ANCESTRAL HALLS, PAGODAS, TEMPLES, STUDY HALLS AND HOUSES OF PARTICULAR INTEREST,* HE ADDED.

THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE AT $38 A COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG-HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION- LEADING BOOKSTORES- CITY DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE URBAN AREAS AND DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

MAIL ORDERS CAN BE SENT TO THE PUBLISHING SUB-DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, BASKERVILLE HOUSE, SECOND FLOOR, 22 ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG.

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NEW $14-MILLIQN CLINIC FOB SHA TIN ............................ 1

SNT WALKS FOR A GOOD CAUSE..................................... 2

ONE MILLIONTH WATER CONSUMER .................................. 2

KEEP THAT KITE LOW ............................................ 3

U.S. CONTRACTORS LOOK OVER HK PROSPECTS ....................... 4

KWUN TONG HOLLS FIRST SPORTS FESTIVAL ......................... 4

AUDIOLOGY EXPERT TO GIVE ADVICE ............................... 5

ELEGANT LOOK FOR SCIIKTIFIC CALENDAR ........................

ADVICE ON CAR OWNERSHIP TRANSFER............................... 7

MOST NT BATHING FACILITIES TO CLOSE ........................... 7

FIRST MARKET COMPLEX FOR TUEN MUN ............................. 8

FIRING PRACTICE NEXT MONTH..................................... 8

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1981

1

NEW S14-MILLI0N CLINIC FOR SHA TIN *****

RESIDENTS IN THE FAST DEVELOPING NEW TOWN OF SHA TIN WILL BENEFIT FROM IMPROVED MEDICAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES WHEN A NEW $14—MILLION CLINIC IS OFFICIALLY OPENED LATER THIS WEEK.

STANDING ON A 2 2OO-SQUARE-METRE SITE, THE LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE CONSISTS OF TWO BUILDINGS, A SEVEN-STOREY MA IN BLOCK AND A SINGLE STOREY ANCILLARY BLOCK, PROVIDING A CF GENERAL OUT-PATIENT AND FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES.

WHOLE RANGE

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE CLINIC HAS BEEN BUILT TO MEET THE INCREASED DEMAND FOR FACILITIES IN THIS NEW TOWN OF 140 000 PEOPLE.

THE CENTRE ALSO PROVIDES SUPPORTING SERVICES TO THE PRINCE CF WALES HOSPITAL AND A POLYCLINIC NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

LOCATED WITHIN A SHORT DISTANCE FROM OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING ESTATES IN SHA TIN, THE CLINIC ACCOMMODATES A GENERAL OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENT, A FAMILY HEALTH CENTRE AND A PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY FURNISHED WITH $2.7 MILLION WORTH EQUIPMENT TO UNDERTAKE PATHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING IS THE SHA TIN HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE WHERE SPACE FOR EXHIBITIONS AND SEMINARS IS PROVIDED TO DISSEMINATE HEALTH INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC.

THE NEW TERRITORIES REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEALTH ADMINISTRATION OF THE REGION, IS LOCATED ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE CLINIC COMPLEX.

FURTHER UP IS THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE WILL BE OFFICIATED BY THE HON R.H. LOBO, SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, AT 11 AM, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

TRANSPORT FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SHA TIN LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE. A DEPARTMENTAL VEHICLE WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 10 AM SHARP ON THAT DAY.

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SNT WALKS FOR A GOOD CAUSE * * *

SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING JOINED OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN A *WALK FOR A GOOD CAUSE* AT THE HONG KONG STADIUM.

THE FUND RAISING EVENT, ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION, WAS FIRST HELD LAST YEAR.

THE TARGET FOR THIS YEAR’S WALK IS $500 000, MOST OF WHICH WILL GO TOWARDS FUNDING GIRL GUIDE ACTIVITIES TO BE DEVELOPED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE 24 PARTICIPATING TEAMS, EACH WITH 10 MEMBERS, WERE HEADED BY A TEAM CAPTAIN, WHO DONATED A MINIMUM OF $10 000. OTHER SPONSORS INCLUDED SPECTATORS AND WALKERS.

THE EVENT TOOK THE FORM OF A RELAY ROUND THE STADIUM’S RUNNING TRACK WITH EACH MEMBER COMPLETING A CIRCUIT EITHER BY WALKING OR JOGGING.

TO ENTERTAIN THE WALKERS AND SPECTATORS, A 15-MINUTE PROGRAMME WAS PROVIDED BY TVB ARTISTES AND 30 GIRL GUIDES WHO PERFORMED A CHINESE DANCE.

THE OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TAKING PART INCLUDED THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR L.M. DAVIES- THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR JOHN GRIFFITHS- THE SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, MR E.P. HO-THE CHIEF JUSTICE, SIR DENYS ROBERTS- THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, MR MARTIN ROWLANDS- THE SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION, NR ALAN SCOTT- AND THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION, MR KEN TOPLEY.

LAST YEAR, THE EVENT ATTRACTED 1 200 PARTICIPANTS AND RAISED JUST OVER $520 000.

THE HONG KONG GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION, WHICH WAS FORMED IN 1916, HAS MORE THAN 18 000 MEMBERS RANGING IN AGE FROM 7-21.

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ONE MILLIONTH WATER CONSUMER X X X X

THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WILLIAM TUCKER, WILL OFFICIATE AT A SUPPLY +TURNING ON* CEREMONY TO ANNOUNCE THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT’S 1 000 OOOTH REGISTERED CONSUMER AT THE YAU 01 ESTATE IN TUEN MUN TOMORROW (MONDAY) AT 3.45 PM.

THE CEREMONY WILL BE ATTENDED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (KOWLOON) OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, MR LAU KWAN-YUEN.

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY.

OFFICIAL TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO USE THE TRANSPORT FACILITY SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER NOT LATER THAN 2.15 PM TOMORROW (MONDAY). INFORMATION OFFICERS FROM THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WILL ASSIST THE PRESS.

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KEEP THAT KITE LOW * * *

UTE-FLYERS SHOULD KEEP THEIR KITES BELOW A HEIGHT OF IXTY -ETRES, SAID MR ALFRED LEUNG, SENIOR OPERATIONS OFFICER OF THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING TO 150 KITE-FLYING ENTHUSIASTS GATHERED AT A +SAFE KITE-FLYING DAY* IN TAI AU MUN.

MR LEUNG EXPLAINED THAT UNDER THE UNITED KINGDOM’S AIR NAVIGATION (OVERSEAS TERRITORIES) ORDER, NO KITE GnGvuD pc Fuv AT OVER SIXTY METRES ABOVE THE GROUND LEVEL IN ANY PART OF THE TERR(TORY.

KITE SHOULD BE FLOWN

HE CONTINUED BY SAYING THAT IT IS ALSO

ILLEGAL TO FLY

A KITE WITHIN FIVE KILOMETRES OF AN AIRPORT. +FAILURE TO OBSERVE THIS RULE MAKES THE KITE-FLYER LIABLE TO A FINE STERLING (ABOUT HK "

SAID

% ... ----------------_ OF 400 POUND

$4 000) AND IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS,* HE

THE FORBIDDEN REGIONS IN HONG KONG COVER A FIVE-KILOMETRE RADIUS OF BOTH KAI TAK AND SHEK KONG AIRPORTS, AND INCLUDE THE KOWLOON PENINSULA. THE REGIONS EXTEND TO SUCH PLACES AS TSEND LAN SHUE, CHEUNG SHA WAN, LEI YUE MUN- THE NORTHEAST SECTION OF HONG KONG ISLAND FROM WAN CHAI TO CHAI WAN- AS WELL AS THE SHEK KONG AREA INCLUDING KAM TIN, YUEN LONG SAN HUI AND THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF TAI MO SHAN.

THE *SAFE KITE-FLYING DAY* WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT AND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AS PART OF THE SAFE KITE-FLYING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN EFFORTS TO WARN THE PUBLIC AGAINST FLYING KITES NEAR THE AIRPORTS.

THE DAY’S PROGRAMME INCLUDED A PRIZE PRESENTATION TO WINNERS OF A SAFE KITE-FLYING SLOGAN WRITING COMPETITION WHICH TOOK PLACE SEVERAL WEEKS AGO AMONG SCHOOLS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN KOWLOON CITY.

THE FIRST PRIZE WENT TO CHAU WING YU, A STUDENT AT THE JOCKEY CLUB GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL. THE SECOND PRIZE WAS WON BY LO WAI LAN, THE THIRD PRIZE BY WONG SIU MAN.

AN EXPERT DEMONSTRATED KITE-FLYING SKILLS AND EXPLAINED THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN. FOLLOWING THIS EACH KITE-FLYER WAS GIVEN A KITE TO FLY ON HIS OWN.

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U.S. CONTRACTORS LOOK OVER HK PROSPECTS * ft * ft ft *

A 12-MEMBER AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION ♦TASK FORCE*, NOW VISITING HONG KONG, TODAY (SUNDAY) TOURED THE NEW TERRITORIES TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWNS.

THE DELEGATION, COMPRISING REPRESENTATIVES FROM AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION F RMS, IS JOINTLY LED BY MR DONALD EARNSHAW, HER I CAN DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AND mr james Thompson, director of the international construction DIVISION OF THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA.

THE VISTIORS ARE HERE TO STUDY MAJOR CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMMES AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AMERICAN FIRMS TO JOIN IN CONSTRUCTION WORK IN HONG KONG.

THEIR VISIT FOLLOWS ONE TO THE UNITED STATES EARLIER THIS YEAR BY MR DAVID MCDONALD, SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS.

ACCOMPANYING THEM ON THE TOUR TODAY WAS THE DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT, MR JOHN DON.

THE DELEGATION VISITED SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN NEW TOWNS WHERE THEY WERE BRIEFED ON THE DEVELOPMENT IN THOSE AREAS BY THE PROJECT MANAGER (SHA TIN), MR K. AUSTIN AND PROJECT MANAGER (TUEN MUN), MR T.S. NG.

THE VISITORS WILL LEAVE ON WEDNESDAY FOR KUALA LUMPUR AND SINGAPORE.

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KWUN TONG HOLDS FIRST SPORTS FESTIVAL ft ft ft ft

THE FIRST KWUN TONG SPORTS FESTIVAL WAS OPENED TODAY (SUNDAY) BY THE DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR GRAHAM BARNES.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY HELD AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATION GROUND AT TSUI PING ROAD, MR BARNES SAID THE DISTRICT BOARD HAD BEEN ONE OF THE DRIVING INSPIRATIONS FOR THE WHOLE FESTIVAL.

♦YOU NEED THE MONEY AND THE PEOPLE AVAILABLE IF YOU WANT TO ORGANISE THIS KIND OF LARGE EVENT, AND IT IS ONLY RECENTLY THAT BOTH THESE THINGS HAVE BECOME FULLY AVAILABLE FOR DISTRICTS,* SAID MR BARNES.

UNDER THE NEW DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, THE GOVERNMENT ALLOCATED $500 000 TO THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE LAST YEAR AND THIS WAS USED FOR THE EARLIER +KWUN TONG TODAY* HE SAID.

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1981

THE NEW KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WAS SET UP LAST APRIL AND HAS BEEN ALLOCATED SI 000 000 TO SPEND THIS YEAR, HE ADDED.

THE FESTIVAL INCLUDES A SERIES OF RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS EVENTS TO BE HELD OVER A 15-DAY PERIOD AND IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS OF PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE OPENING, A SPORTS CARNIVAL FEATURING A VOLLEYBALL MARATHON, A BASKETBALL MARATHON, TAI CHI DISPLAY, TELEMATCH, WAS HELD AND A BAND AND BICYCLE PERFORMANCES WERE STAGED.

THE FESTIVAL, ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE KWUN TONG SPORTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, WAS SPONSORED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SPORTS FESTIVAL, MR LAM HANG-FAI, AS WELL AS GOVERNMENT OFFICERS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS.

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AUDIOLOGY EXPERT TO GIVE ADVICE X * X X

A RENOWNED SCHOLAR IN AUDIOLOGY

HAS ARRIVED IN HONG KONG FOR A WEEK-LONG V^S^tI°F ™E

HE IS PROFESSOR I.6. TAYLOR EDUCATION OF THE DEAF AT THE UNI

, PROFESSOR OF AUDIOLOGY AND VERSITY OF MANCHESTER.

THE PROFESSOR WILL BE MEETING EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS TO TALK ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION, PARTICULARLY PROBLEMS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL TREATMENT FOR HEARING-IMPAIRED CHILDREN.

HE WILL ALSO BE VISITING SPECIAL EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND ASSESSMENT CENTRES FOR CHILDREN AND MEETING PROFESSIONALS IN THE RELATED FIELDS, AND WILL GIVE A PUBLIC LECTURE ON ■♦MODERN TRENDS IN AUDIOLOGY AND EDUCATION OF THE DEAF+ ON TUESDAY (DECEMBER 1) FROM 5.30 PM TO 7.30 PM, AT THE AUDITORIUM ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING, 15 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

PROFESSOR TAYLOR HAS WRITTEN NUMEROUS ARTICLES AND BOOKS ON AUDIOLOGY AND EDUCATION OF THE DEAF. ONE OF HIS BOOKS. •♦NEUROLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF HEARING AND SPEECH IN CHILDREN,* IS REQUIRED READING FOR STUDENTS OF AUDIOLOGY.

euA111 ENQUIRIES CONCERNING HIS PUBLIC LECTURE ON TUESDAY SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT TEL: 3-7136545.

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ELEGANT LOOK FOR SCIENTIFIC CALENDAR * * * *

AN ELEGANT NEW WALL CALENDAR WHICH COMBINES SPECTACULAR FULL COLOUR PICTURES WITH SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION COMPILED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY IS NOW ON SALE FOR CHRISTMAS GIFT BUYERS.

THE 1982 EDITION IS THE LATEST IN A LONG LINE OF EAGERLY-AWAITED BIL I NG. AL CALENDARS PRODUCED JOINTLY BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY.

IT IS ON SALE FOR $26 AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL- THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY HEADQUARTERS AT NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, AND LEADING BOOKSHOPS.

♦THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A STRONG DEMAND FOR THIS PARTICULAR PUBLICATION BECAUSE OF ITS INFORMATIVE NATURE AND WE THINK IT WILL HAVE EXTRA APPEAL THIS YEAR IN VIEW OF THE HIGHER QUALITY AND LARGER SI ZE,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GIS PUBLISHING SUB-DIVISION SAID TODAY.

AMONG THE ILLUSTRATIONS CONTAINED IN THE CALENDAR IS A DRAMATIC PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING THE AWESOME ERUPTION OF MOUNT ST HELENS IN WASHINGTON STATE, USA, WHICH TOOK THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 60 PEOPLE AND CAUSED AN ESTIMATED US$2 BILLION WORTH OF DAMAGE.

ANOTHER UNUSUAL PICTURE SHOWS THE WALL CLOUD OF A TYPHOON TAKEN FROM AN AIRCRAFT INSIDE THE EYE OF A TYPHOON.

MANY USERS OF THE CALENDAR FIND IT INVALUABLE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION OF TIMES OF SUNRISE, SUNSET, MOONRISE, AND MOONSET, CLIMATIC DATA AND TIDAL PREDICTIONS.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, MR JOHN PEACOCK, PAYS TRIBUTE IN THE CALENDAR TO THE WORK OF VOLUNTARY WEATHER OBSERVERS AND STORM SIGNAL OPERATORS.

♦THEIR DEVOTION TO THIS TASK, WHICH IS OFTEN DIFFICULT, IF NOT DANGEROUS, IN SEVERE WEATHER, IS DEEPLY APPRECIATED,+ HE SAYS.

THE CALENDAR IS PUBLISHED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR ASSISTANCE AND TO HELP POPULARISE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN HONG KONG.

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ADVICE ON CAR OWNERSHIP TRANSFER *****

WHEN YOU SELL YOUR MOTOR VEHICLE, MAKE CERTAIN THAT OWNERSHIP IS TRANSFERRED WITHIN 72 HOURS.

THIS ADVICE FROM MR SIMON SIT, SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S LICENSING SECTION, FOLLOWS A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS FROM MOTORISTS WHO HAVE BEEN SUMMONED FOR TRAFFIC OFFENCES AFTER THEY HAD SOLD THEIR VEHICLES.

MR SIT WARNED THAT SOME UNSCRUPULOUS DEALERS DO NOT REGISTER OWNERSHIP OF CARS THEY PURCHASE.

ONE REASON FOR THIS, MR SIT SAID, WAS BECAUSE TOO MANY RECORDS OF TRANSFER IN THE CAR REGISTRATION BOOK WILL REDUCE THE VALUE OF THE VEHICLE.

♦THOSE SELLING THEIR CARS WOULD THEREFORE BE WELL ADVISED TO ACCOMPANY THE DEALER TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WITHIN 72 HOURS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP IS ONLY REGISTERED. OTHERWISE, YOU MAY FACE A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC OFFENCES,+ l*R SIT EMPHASISED.

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MOST NT BATHING FACILITIES TO CLOSE

*****

WITH THE APPROACH OF WINTER, BATHING FACILITIES AT ALL 29 GAZETTED BEACHES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND OUTLYING ISLANDS WILL BE CLOSED FROM TUESDAY (DECEMBER 1).

LIFEGUARD SERVICES ON THE BEACHES WILL BE TEMPORARILY WITHDRAWN BETWEEN DECEMBER AND FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

FROM TUESDAY, BOTH THE KWAI SHING SWIMMING POOL AND SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL WILL ALSO BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS.

THE TWO SWIMMING POOLS WILL BE REOPENED NEXT MARCH, SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

MEANWHILE SWIMMERS ARE ADVISED TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE HEATED FANLING SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX.

THE HEATED POOL IS OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 11.45 AM, 12.15 PM TO 2.30 PM AND 3 PM TO 5.45 PM.

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FIRST MARKET COMPLEX FOR TUEN MUN

M M M M

THE FIRST MODERN MARKET COMPLEX TO CATER FOR THE NEEDS OF THE RAPIDLY-DEVELOPING TUEN MUN NEW TOWN WILL SOON BE OPENED.

FINISHING TOUCHES TO THE KWONG CHOI MARKET ARE NOW IN FULL SWING, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY.

THE MARKET COMPLEX IS LOCATED AT A 1 460-SQUARE-METRE AREA AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR SAN HUI, WHERE A NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS WILL BE BUILT.

COSTING $4 MILLION, THE TWO-STOREY MARKET IS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND MANAGED BY THE NTSD.

FOR EASY ACCESS, ALL 60 MINI STALLS AND 24 MARKET STALLS SELLING MEAT, FISH, POULTRY, VEGETABLE, FRUIT AND GROCERY ARE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE MARKET BUILDING.

A WORKING AND SERVICE AREA EQUIPPED WITH A TAP AND SINK IS AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF EACH MARKET STALL FOR THE OPERATOR TO PREPARE HIS COMMODITIES FOR SALE.

A COMMUNAL POULTRY SCALDING ROOM FOR SLAUGHTERING AND DRESSING OF POULTRY, AN INSULATED ICE STALL, A REFUSE-COLLECTION CHAMBER, A LOADING-AND-UNLOADING BAY FOR LORRIES AND A BICYCLE PARKING AREA ARE ALSO PROVIDED.

THERE IS ALSO A ROOF-TOP GARDEN WITH BENCHES, FLOWER BEDS AND WOODEN ARBOURS FOR RESIDENTS AND CHILDREN TO RELAX AND PLAY.

MARKET OFFICE AND STAFF QUARTERS ARE BUILT ON THE FIRST FLOOR.

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FIRING PRACTICE NEXT MONTH

M M M

PEAK

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN AND CASTLE RANGE FOR NINE DAYS NEXT MONTH.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING PRACTICE TIMES ON THE FOLLOWING

WHEN

DAYS i

DECEMBER

DAY TIME

3 (THURSDAY) 9 AM - 5.30 PM

4 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 4.30 PM

7 (MONDAY) 9 AM - 4.30 PM

9 (WEDNESDAY) 9 AM - 4.30 PM

16 (WEDNESDAY) 9 AM - 11 PM

17 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 11 PM

18 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 4.30 PM

30 (WEDNESDAY) 9 AM - 5 PM

31 (THURSDAY) 7.30 AM - 4.30

PM

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MONITORING OF POWER COMPANIES ............................... 1

ONE YEAR FREE WATER FOR MILLIONTH DOMESTIC CUSTOMER ......... 2

COMMUNITY BUILDING WORK IN NEW TOWNS ........................ 3

TICD CHIEF OFF TO HIGH-LEVEL TALKS .......................... 3

TAX EXEMPTION ON INTEREST EARNED ............................ 4

PLAYGROUND AND OPEN SPACES FOR TUEN MUN ..................... 4

NEW MARRIAGE REGISTRY IN CENTRAL OPENS WEDNESDAY ............ 5

SIR DAVID TRENCH FUND FOR RECREATION ........................ 6

SPECIAL PASSENGER TRAINS FOR UNIVERSITY CONGREGATION ........ 6

YOUNG PEOPLE RESPOND TO CALL FOR KIDNEY DONATIONS ........... 7

NEW FIRE BOAT ON DISPLAY .................................... 8

+AN EVENING OF FOLK DANCE+ AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL............ 8

SEVEN NT DISTRICTS TO HOLD LUNAR NEW YEAR FAIRS ............. 9

18 WHO HELPED SaVE OTHERS ................................... 9

PAN ASIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT ......................... 10

FOU TS'ONG AT TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL ....................... 11

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1981

1

MONITORING OF POWER COMPANIES * * * X *

COMMENTING ON RECENT REPORTS REGARDING THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT IN MONITORING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE POWER COMPANIES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE PURPOSE OF THE ONGOING REVIEW WAS TO ENSURE THAT THE PUBLIC RECEIVED A GUARANTEED SUPPLY AT A REASONABLE COST, HAVING REGARD TO THE COMMERCIAL VIABILITY OF THE COMPANIES, AND THAT THIS WAS BEING ACHIEVED THROUGH THE SCHEMES OF CONTROL.

NEVERTHELESS, THE SCHEMES ARE KEPT UNDER PERIODIC REVIEW AND IMPROVEMENTS ARE MADE WHERE NECESSAY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED THAT THE CHANGES IN THE POWER COMPANIES’ TARIFF STRUCTURES FOR 1982 WERE NECESSARY FOR THE CONTINUATION OF A RELIABLE SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY AT A TIME OF GROWING DEMAND AND CONTINUING INFLATION.

ANY INCREASE AND A DECISION ON THOROUGH STUDY OF

IN TARIFFS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE FINAL STRUCTURE IS TAKEN ONLY AFTER A MOST THE CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVED.

+BEFORE AN APPLICATION FOR AN INCREASE IS CONSIDERED THE COMPANIES MUST SUBMIT FULL DETAILS OF THEIR FINANCIAL FORECASTS, DEMAND AND SALES FORECASTS AND CAPITAL EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THESE ARE CLOSELY EXAMINED BY FULLY-QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANTS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID. +THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS ARE EXAMINED BY FULLY-QUALIFIED ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS AND WHERE ANY EXPERTISE IS LACKING WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT, IT IS SOUGHT OUTSIDE.+

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL CAPITAL EQUIPMENT WOULD ONLY BE ACCEPTED IF JUSTIFIED BY THE PROJECTED DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY, SO NEITHER COMPANY WAS IN FACT ABLE TO EXPAND UNNECESSARILY.

+IN ADDITION TO EXAMINING FINANCIAL FORECASTS, THE GOVERNMENT’S ACCOUNTANTS DO AN ANNUAL AUDIT REVIEW IN WHICH ACTUAL FINANCIAL RESULTS ARE COMPARED WITH FORECASTS SUBMITTED, AND FULL EXPLANATION AND JUSTIFICATION ARE SOUGHT FOR ANY DISCREPANCIES,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT THE NEW TARIFF RATES OF BOTH COMPANIES COMPARED FAVOURABLY WITH THE CHARGES LEVIED BY OTHER ELECTRICITY UNDERTAKINGS IN THE REGION, AND THAT HONG KONG HAD A BETTER RECORD FOR RELIABILITY IN THE SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY.

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ONE YEAR FREE WATER FOR MILLIONTH DOMESTIC CUSTOMER

* * * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT TODAY TURNED ON THE SUPPLY TO ITS ONE MILLIONTH DOMESTIC CUSTOMER, MRS KWOK CHAN MUI OF YAU 01 ESTATE, TUEN MUN.

TO MARK THE OCCASION, THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WILLIAM TUCKER, PRESE'1'ID MRS KWOK WITH A CERTIFICATE ENTITLING HER AND HER FAMILY TO FREE WATER FOR A YEAR.

COMMENTING ON THE RATE OF EXPANSION OF DEVELOPMENT, MR TUCKER SAID THE WSD WAS NOW INSTALLING WATER METERS AT A RATE OF 70 000 A YEAR.

+THIS HAS PLACED GREAT DEMANDS ON THE DEPARTMENT, NOT ONLY IN PROVIDING THE ACTUAL CONNECTIONS TO PEOPLE’S HOUSES, BUT ALSO IN FINDING RESOURCES TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND ARISING FROM INCREASES IN POPULATION AND IMPROVED HOUSING STANDARDS,* HE SAID.

MR TUCKER SAID THAT TUEN MUN WAS TYPICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO THE PROVISION OF BETTER HOUSING AND IMPROVED SERVICES. SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE NEW TOWN, THE WSD HAD BEEN BUSY INSTALLING TREATMENT WORKS, SERVICE RESERVOIRS AND WATER MAINS.

♦THESE ACTIVITIES ARE REPEATED THROUGHOUT HONG KONG TO ENSURE THE TIMELY AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLIES TO NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF SUPPLIES TO EXISTING DEVELOPMENT,* HE SAID.

MR TUCKER SAID THAT IN TUEN MUN, THE WSD WAS COMMITTED TO PROVIDE A FURTHER 90 000 CUBIC METRES OF TREATMENT AND PUMPING CAPACITY, MORE SERVICE RESERVOIRS FOR FRESH AND FLUSHING WATER, AND A SUBSTANTIAL MA INLAY I NG PROGRAMME.

SPEAKING OF THE AGREEMENT FOR PROGRESSIVELY INCREASING AMOUNTS OF WATER FROM CHINA, MR TUCKER SAID THAT THE RECEPTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE EXTRA WATER REQUIRED A LOT OF WORK.

♦CONSIDERABLE CAPITAL INVESTMENT HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE MADE OVER THE COMING YEARS AND THIS, COMBINED WITH THE RECENT INCREASE IN THE COST OF WATER FROM CHINA, MUST INEVITABLY INCREASE THE COST OF PRODUCTION OF WATER.

♦NEVERTHELESS, THE NEED TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE, TREATED SUPPLIES OF WATER AT AN ECONOMICAL RATE WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE PRIME OBJECTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT,+ HE SAID.

MR TUCKER NOTED THAT WSD CONSUMER ENQUIRIES OFFICES HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED IN KOWLOON AND TAI PO AND SAID IT WAS PROPOSED TO ESTABLISH A CENTRE IN TUEN MUN WHEN A SUITABLE LOCATION COULD BE FOUND.

WELCOMING MR TUCKER TO THE CEREMONY, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT’S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (KOWLOON), MR LAU KWAN-YUEN, SAID THAT THE KWOK FAMILY WERE FORMER BOAT SQUATTERS FROM THE YAU MA TEI TYPHOON SHELTER WHO HAD APPLIED FOR PUBLIC HOUSING IN JUNE 1976.

♦HAPPILY, THEY CAN LOOK OUT OF THE WINDOWS OF THE FLAT A. STILL SEE THE SEA NEARBY, v. I TH JUNKS, SAMPANS AND OTHER CRAFT AT ANCHOR,+ HE SAID.

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COMMUNITY BUILDING WORK IN NEW TOWNS * * * *

THE NEW TOWNS ARE NOT MERELY A COLLECTION OF &UT « HUMAN SOCIETY ENJOYING THE BETTER LIFE, SHA OFFICER, DR PATRICK HASE, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

HOUSING ESTATES, TIN DISTRICT

DR HASE, WHO wAS SPEAKING TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE NEW TERR(TORIES, S A : 5 UNLESS THE COMMUNITY OF THE NEW TOWN WAS REAL AND DEEPROOTED, OBVIOUS PROBLEMS WOULD OCCUR.

♦WHERE FAMILIES FEEL NO NEIGHBOURLY SPIRIT TOWARDS THOSE WHC LIVE NEAR THEM, THEN ANTI-SOCIAL AND UN-NEIGHBOURLY ACTS aILl ABOUND,+ HE SAID.

♦WHERE THERE IS NO SENSE OF BELONGING, RESIDENTS WILL ALWAYS LOOK OUTSIDE THE TOWN FOR ALL THEIR IMPORTANT NEEDS.

♦WHERE THERE IS NO NETwORK OF SOCIAL CONTACTS, INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TEND TO FEEL ROOTLESS AND EXPOSEDi PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AND CRIMINAL ACTS ARISE.

♦FINALLY, WHERE THERE IS NO LIVELY LOCAL CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS STRUCTURE,RESIDENTS WILL LOOK OUTSIDE THE TOWN FOR THEIR PERSONAL AMUSEMENTS, LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND SPIR ITUAL LIFE.

♦SUCH A SITUATION WOULD BE A DISASTER: SUCH A TOWN WOULD BE DEAD, NO MATTER HOW WELL PLANNED ITS PHYSICAL STRUCTURE.

♦IN THE NEw TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ALL OUR WORK IS AIMED AT BUILDING IN THE NEW TOWNS A VIABLE AND VITAL COMMUNITY, HAPPY AND CONTENDED, LIVING A GOOD LIFE AMONG WELL PLANNED AND ATTRACTIVE SURROUND INGS,+ DR HASE SAID.

UNFORTUNATELY, BUILDING SUCH A COMMUNITY WAS NOT SOMETHING WE COULD DO, NO MATTER HOW DETERMINED WE WERE, BY OUR OWN UNAIDED EFFORTS.

HE ALSO SAID THAT THE +SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT+ WHICH OP.No ON DECEMBER 13, WOULD BE EXTENDED TO NEARLY THREE WEEKS BECAUSE MORE EVENTS WOULD BE PUT ON THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED.

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TICD CHIEF OFF TO HIGH-LEVEL TALKS * X *

MR BILL DORWARD, DIRECTOR OF TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, LEFT FOR EUROPE ON SATURDAY (NOVEMBER 28) FOR HIGH-LEVEL DISSCUSSIONS ON CURRENT TRADE ISSUES, INCLUDING THE NEGOTIATIONS ON THE RENEWAL OF THE MULTI-FIRBE ARRANGEMENT. HE IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO HONG KONG LATER THIS WEEK.

MR PETER K.Y. TSAO, COMMISSIONER OF INDUSTRY, WILL SERVE A ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS, A SPOKESMAN FOR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

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TAX EXEMPTION ON INTEREST EARNED * * *

INTEREST PAYABLE BY LICENSED BANKS, BY CERTAIN PUBLIC UTILITIES AND BY THE GOVERNMENT AT RATES OF UP TO 11 PER CENT PER ANNUM WILL EE EXEMP’ FROM INTEREST TAX FROM TODAY (MONDAY), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED.

HE SAID THIS REPRESENTS A REDUCTION OF ONE PER CENT IN THE EXEMPTION LIMIT, AND FOLLOWS THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF BANKS ON FRIDAY THAT THE RATES OF INTEREST PAYABLE ON SAVINGS ACCOUNTS WOULD BE REDUCED TO 11 PER CENT WITH EFFECT FROM TODAY.

A NOTICE SIGNED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY UNDER SECT'ON 28(1) OF THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINANCE IS PUBLISHED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE TODAY.

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PLAYGROUND AND OPEN SPACES FOR TUEN MUN

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TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE FOn THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PLAYGROUND IN HA TSUEN AND FIVE LOCAL OPEN SPACES IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

THE HA TSUEN PLAYGROUND WILL PROVIDE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, INCLUDING A MINI-SOCCER PITCH, A BASKETBALL-CUM-VOLLEYBALL COURT AND A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, FOR RESIDENTS OF HA TSUEN, HUNG SHU I KIU, TAN KWAI TSUEN AND PING SHAN.

IT WILL ALSO HAVE A SIMPLE SERVICE BUILDING WITH TOILETS AND CHANGING ROOMS.

WORK ON THE PLAYGROUND WILL START IN FEBRUARY AND BE COMPLETED IN AUGUST NEXT YEAR.

THE FIVE LOCAL OPEN SPACES TO BE DEVELOPED IN THE VICINITY OF CHI LOK FA YUEN HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME WILL PROVIDE FACILITIES TO MEET THE NEED FOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

INCLUDED IN THESE LOCAL OPEN SPACES WILL BE SITTING-CUT AREAS wITH ARBOURS, A MINI-SOCCER PITCH, A BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL COURT, A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND WITH PLAY EQUIPMENT, A PAVILION AND A TOILET.

FLOODLIGHTING WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR NIGHT EVENTS AT THE SOCCER PITCH AND BASKETBALL COURT.

WORK ON THIS PROJECT WILL BEGIN IN JANUARY AND BE COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

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NEW MARRIAGE REGISTRY IN CENTRAL OPENS WEDNESDAY

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PEOPLE PLANNING TO MARRY BEFORE THE COMING LUNAR NEW YEAR 'LL HAVE A NIC NEW MARRIAGE REGISTRY TO GO TO AT COTTON TREE DRIVE, WHICH wILL OPEN FOR SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY (DECEMBER 2).

+IT IS A CHINESE TRADITION FOR COUPLES TO SELECT AN AUSPICIOUS DATE TO CELEBRATE THEIR MARRIAGE CEREMONY AND MOST OF THESE DATES BEFORE THE LUNAR NEW YEAR HAVE ALREADY BEEN FULLY BOOKED IN OTHER MARRIAGE REGISTRIES,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SA ID.

+AS THE COTTON TREE DRIVE MARRIAGE REGISTRY IS A NEW ONE, COUPLES WHO GIVE NOTICE AT THIS REGISTRY OF THEIR INTENTION TO MARRY HAVE A GOOD CHANCE TO SELECT A ’LUCKY’ DATE FOR THE CEREMONY,* HE ADDED.

THE NEW MARRIAGE REGISTRY IS LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF ROWLINSON HOUSE, VICTORIA BARRACKS, OPPOSITE MURRAY BUILDING AND IS JUST TWO MINUTES’ WALK FROM THE VICTORIA BARRACKS COTTON TREE DRIVE ENTRANCE.

A UNIQUE FEATURE OF THIS REGISTRY IS THAT IT HAS A PICTU ESGUE GARDEN WITH A SUGAR PALM TREE WHICH, ACCORDING TO CHINESE SAYING, IS A SYMBOL OF ETERNAL LOVE AND EVERLASTING MARRIAGE, THUS PROVIDING AN EXCELLENT BACKGROUND FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

THE NEW REGISTRY OCCUPIES AN AREA OF ABOUT 250 SQUARE METRES AND HAS A BEAUTIFULLY-DECORATED MARRIAGE CEREMONY HALL WITH A SEATING CAPACITY OF 25 AND ROOM FOR MANY ATTENDANTS. IN ADDITION, THERE IS A COMFORTABLE POWDER ROOM WITH DRESSING TABLES AND LARGE MIRRORS.

AND, UNLIKE OTHER REGISTRIES, THERE IS SPACE FOR PARKING.

THE REGISTRY WILL BE OPEN FROM 8.45 AM TO 1 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 5.15 PM ON WEEKDAYS. ON SATURDAYS, IT WILL OPEN FROM 9 AM TO NOON.

+FROM JANUARY TO OCTOBER THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF 39 641 MARRIAGES WAS PERFORMED IN OUR MARRIAGE REGISTRIES. OF THESE, 16 PER CENT WERE REGISTERED IN CITY HALL MARRIAGE REGISTRY,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+WE HOPE THE OPENING OF COTTON TREE DRIVE MARRIAGE REGISTRY WILL REDUCE THE HEAVY WORKLOAD AT CITY HALL.*

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SIR DAVID TRENCH FUND FOR RECREATION * * * *

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW INVITED FOR FUNDS FROM THE SIR DAVID TRENCH FUND FOR RECREATION FOR THE 1982-83 FINANCIAL YEAR.

THEY SHOULD BE FOR NON-CAPITAL WORKS PROJECTS AND APPLICANTS MUST BE NON-PROF'T MAKING ORGANISATIONS.

THE fund, ADMINISTERED BY THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND $?0P_, IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST >N PROVIDING EQUIPMENT FOR A WIDE

-oE OF RECREATIONAL, SPORTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, EXCLUDING THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES. THE VARIOUS OFFICES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE NEw TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, THE RECREATION AND SPORT DIVISION AND RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OFFICES OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY, COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (wEST WING), 3RD FLOOR, ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG BEFORE JANUARY 15 NEXT YEAR.

APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF THE OUTCOME IN JULY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL SAID APPLICATIONS FOR CAP! a WORKS PROJECTS wILL BE CALLED FOR IN JUNE NEXT YEAR.

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SPECIAL PASSENGER TRAINS FOR UNIVERSITY CONGREGATION

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THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL OPERATE TWO SPECIAL TRAINS COR THE 23RD CHINESE UNIVERSITY CONGREGATION ON THURSDAY (DECEMBER 3) ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS.

IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR SERVICES, A SPECIAL TRAIN WILL PICK UP COMMUTERS AT THE KOWLOON STATION AT 12.36 PM AND ARRIVE AT THE UNIVERSITY STATION AT 1.04 PM.

AFTER THE CONGREGATION, A SPECIAL TRAIN WILL TAKE PEOPLE EACK TO KOWLOON, LEAVING THE UNIVERSITY STATION AT 6.08 PM AND ARRIVING AT KOWLOON STATION AT 6.36 PM.

THESE SPECIAL TRAINS WILL ONLY RUN DIRECT FROM KOWLOON STATION TO THE UNIVERSITY AND VICE VERSA.

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YOUNG PEOPLE RESPOND TO CALL FOR KIDNEY DONATIONS * * *

MORE THAN 11 000 PEOPLE HAVE RESPONDED TO THE KIDNEY DONATION CAMPAIGN ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND HAVE REGISTERED AS KIDNEY DONORS, THE HEAD OF RTHK’S CHINESE PROGRAMME SECTION, CHU PUI-HING. SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, MR CHU SAID THE BEST RESPONSE CAME FROM YOUNG PEOPLE BEWEEN THE AGES OF 16 AND 30 WHO MADE UP 80 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL.

STATISTICS ALSO SHOWED THAT 20 PER CENT OF THE PEOPLE RESPONDING WERE UNDER THE AGE OF 20, AND 57 PER CENT WERE WOMEN.

MR CHU SAID MANY OF THE PEOPLE HAVE AGREED TO DONATE OTHER ORGANS AS WELL.

FORTY-ONE PER CENT ARE PREPARED TO GIVE AWAY THEIR KIDNEYS, CORNEAS AND OTHER ORGANS WHILE 29 PER CENT AGREED TO DONATE THEIR KIDNEYS AND CORNEAS.

THE 10-wEEK CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED IN MID-JUNE FOLLOWING THE DONATION OF TWO KIDNEYS BY A NURSE, MISS FUNG WAI-MING, UPON HER DEATH. IT WAS SUPPORTED BY A DONATION OF $10 000 FROM SIR SHIU-KIN TANG.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD, RADIO PROGRAMMES, EXHIBITIONS, POSTER COMPETITIONS, REACH OUT ACTIVITIES AND TV SPECIALS WERE EMPLOYED TO CARRY THE MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC.

MR CHU SAID THE CAMPAIGN WAS STARTED TO RECRUIT MORE KIDNEY DONORS, TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF KIDNEY DISEASES, AND MOST IMPORTANT, TO HELP BREAK THROUGH THE TRADITIONAL CONCEPT OF KEEPING THE WHOLE BODY INTACT AFTER DEATH.

PUBLICITY WAS ALSO INTENDED TO SHOW THAT HONG KONG HAS THE ABILITY TO PERFORM KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS BUT THERE WAS A LACK OF DONORS, HE SAID.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG EYE BANK AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION, MR NG YIN-NAM, DR KENNETH LEUNG WHO IS IN CHARGE OF DATA ANALYSIS AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY.

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NEW FIRE BOAT ON DISPLAY

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A NEW MULTI-MILL ION-DOLLAR FIRE BOAT EQU IPPED WITH A MARINE SNORKEL AND CAPABLE OF PUMPING FOAM AND WATER AT THE RATE OF 11 300 LITRES PER MINUTE WILL BE PUT ON DISPLAY BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMrJT AT EDINBURGH PLACE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE SPECIALLY-DESIGNED VESSEL, COSTING »10 MILLION, WILL BERTH AT QUEEN’S PIER AS PART OF THE ASSOC ATED ACTIVITIES OF THE CAREERS ’82 EXHIBITION BEING HELD IN THE C TY HALL EXHIBITION HALL.

CONDUCTED TOURS OF THE VESSEL WILL BE ARRANGED FOR VISITORS BY FIRE OFFICERS FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM.

THE AIM OF THIS LIVE CAREER SHOW IS TC STRESS THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPAFTMENT IN PROTECTING LIFE AND PROPERTY ON LAND AND SEA.

VISITORS CAN ALSO SEE SOME (F THE MAJCR EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES USED BY THE DEPARTMEN' IN ALL FIRMS OF DUTIES, RANGING FROM FIRE-FIGHTING TO LANDSLIDES, TRAFFIC ZXIDENTS, HOUSE COLLAPSES MOUNTAIN RESCUES AS WELL AS LIFE SUPPORT S'! STEMS.

THE APPLIANCES ON DISPLAY W.LL INCLUDE A HYDRAULIC PLATFORM, AN AMBULANCE AND A MOBILE COMMANI UNIT.

THERE WILL ALSO BE COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE DEPARTMENT AT *ORK AND DUR INS OFF-DUTY LEISURE.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS ALSO SHOW A RANGE OF FIRE SERVICES APPLIANCES FOR DEALING WITH SITUATIONS ON L/ND, AIR ANO SEA.

A TEMPORARY RECRUITMENT CEN*RE WILL BE SET UP AT THE MOBILE UNIT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE +E.ITE BRIGADE+, AND RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES, SUCH AS (HEST MEASUREMENTS AND EYE-SIGHT TESTS, WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON THE SPOT FOR APPLICANTS.

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+AN EVENING OF FOLK DANCE+ AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL * * *

THE NEW TERRITORIES PRESENTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE STARS DANCE GROUP WILL JOINTLY PRESENT +AN EVENING OF FOLK DANCE+ AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM ON SUNDAY (DECEMBER 6) AT 7.30 PM.

THE GROUP WAS ESTABLISHED WITH THE AIM OF TRAINING AND NOURISHING POTENTIAL ARTISTS IN HONG KONG. SINCE ITS FORMATION IN 1973, IT HAS PARTICIPATED IN VARIOUS OPEN COMPETITIONS.

TICKETS FOR THIS PERFORMANCE AT S3 (STUDENT TICKET), S5, 87, 810 AND 823 ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

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SEVEN NT DISTRICTS TO HOLD LUNAR NEW YEAR FAIRS

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SEVEN DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL HOLD LUNAR NEW YEAR FAIRS IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND 971 STALLS WILL SOON BE °UT UP FOR PUBL k AUCT ION.

THE FAIRS WILL BE HELD BETWEEN JANUARY 18 AND 25.

RESIDENTS OF SHA TIN WILL HAVE THEIR OWN FAIRS FOR THE FIRST TIME, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DE°ARTMENT TODAY.

THE SHA TIN LUNAR NEW YEAR FAIR WILL BE HELD AT THE CAR PARK OF THE SHA TIN RACECOURSE WHERE AMPLE PARKING SPACE IS AVAILABLE. SHUTTLE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES WILL ALSO BE ARRANGED FOR V ISITORS.

OTHER FAIRS WILL BE HELD AT YUEN LONG SPORTSGROUND, TUEN MUN SAN HUI PLAYGROUND, SHEK WU HUI PLAYGROUND IN SHEUNG SHU I, TAI PO PLAYGROUND, SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND IN TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG SPORTSGROUND.

DETAILS OF THE PUBLIC AUCTION OF THE STALLS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DAY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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EIGHTEEN CIVIC-MINDED PEOPLE WHO TOOK PART IN RESCUES IN HONG KONG WATERS DURING THE PAST YEAR, WILL BE AWARDED CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION ON FRIDAY (DECEMBER 4) BY THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR P.E.J. DAVY.

THE RECIPIENTS INCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, CREW MEMBERS OF THE TWO FERRY COMPANIES, AND OFFICERS FROM THE MARINE AND PRISONS DEPARTMENTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WHICH wILL BE HELD AT 3 PM IN THE MARINE DEPARTMENT’S EXAMINATION HALL, 1OTH FLOOR, RUMSEY STREET CAR PARK BUILDING IN CENTRAL.

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’AN ASIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

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THE NE* -PITORIES PRESENTATIONS OFFICE OF THE CULTURAu SERVICES DEPARTMENT *ILL PRESENT A CONCERT BY THE PAN ASIA NY ORCHESTRA AT THE LUT SAU HALL, YUEN LONG ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 6) AT 7.33 PM.

CHEN GA'G, CO-COMPOSER OF THE VIOLIN CONCERTO +THE BUTTERFLY LCVERS+, a ILL BE GUEST CONDUCTOR AND SOPRANO BETTY PAC WILL ALSO TAKE PART.

CHEN HAILS FROM A MUSICAL FAMILY.

HIS FATHER, THE FAMOUS CHINESE COMPOSER CHEN GEXIN, TAUGHT HIM TO APPRECIATE MUSIC AT AN EARLY AGE. CHEN BEGAN STUDYING PIANO AT THE AGE OF SEVEN.

HE THEN STUDIED COMPOSITION AND HARMONY UNDER HIS FATHER, AND AT 23, ENTERED THE SHANGHAI CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC TO STUDY COMPOSITION.

IN 1958, WHILE STILL A STUDENT, HE WROTE THE FAMOUS Vk IN CONCERTO +THE BUTTERFLY LOVERS* TOGETHER WITH HE ZHAOHAC, AND AuSO MANY OTHER WIDELY-ACCLAIMED WORKS, INCLUDING SYMPHONIES, ’IAN© CONCERTOS, CHORALES AND VIOLIN PIECES.

IN 1959, HE WAS INVITED BY THE CENTRE FOR U.S. - CHINA ARTS EXCHANGE TO GO TO THE UNITED STATES FOR FOUR MONTHS AND ATTENDED MUSIC CONFERENCES AND GAVE PRESENTATIONS ON CHINESE MUS IC.

HE IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE DIRECTOR OF THE CHINESE MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION, PROFESSOR IN THE COMPOSITION DEPARTMENT OF THE SHANGHAI CONSERVATORY AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE RESEARCH GROUP IN MUSIC COMPOSITION.

PROGRAMME FOR THE NIGHT WILL INCLUDE THE FAMOUS +BUTTERFLY LOVERS*, +NINE RINGS*, +PLUCKING LU-CHAI PLANTS*, +WAVES OF HUNG HU+, ♦ENCOUNTER AT THE BALCONY+ AND OTHER PIECES.

TICKETS AT $7 ARE NOw AVAILABLE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE, YUEN LONG PUBLIC LIBRARY AND THE NEW TERRITORIES MOEILE L IBRARY.

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FOU TS’ONG AT TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL * * * H

PIANIST FOU TS’ONG WILL GIVE RECITALS IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HA_L AUDITORIUM ON JANUARY 29 AND 30, 1982 AT 7.30 PM.

FOR the FIRST TIME IN HONG KONG, HE WILL INTERPRET WORKS FY_CONTEMPORARY CHINESE COMPOSERS - HWANG FU-WAI’S +BA-SHU SCENES+ hND TSUI SH.'H—KUANG’S +RAIN+.

HE w IL- ALSO PLAY WORKS BY CHOPIN, MOZART AND DEBUSSY.

THE TO

FOU TS’ONG’S PIANO RECITAL WILL BE ONE OF THE FOURTH TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD FROM FEBRUARY 13 NEXT YEAR.

HIGHLIGHTS OF

JANUARY 22

THE ESTIVAL IS A JOINT PRESENTATION BY THE TSUEN WAN oJnILl$T«B0ARD’ TSUEN WAN TOWN HA>-L, TSUEN WAN CULTURE AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING ASSOCIATION AND THE MUSIC OFFICE.

TICKETS FOR FOU TS’ONG’S RECITALS AT S10, S20 AND £30 ARE NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH POSTAL BOOKINGS UNTIL DECEMBER 9.

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