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

  DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1981

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PROMOTIONS IN GOVT ADMINISTRATION ............................. 1

CONTROL ON MEDICINE EXPLAINED ................................. 2

WORK ON A BETTER STADIUM........................................ 3

STUDENTS URGED TO APPLY EARLY FOR STUDY IN UK .................. 4

NEW PUBLIC DUMP IN ABERDEEN .................................... 5

FIVE PROMOTED 'TO TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SENIOR POSTS............. 6

MP FLIES OVER HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE NT....................... 6

SWD OPENS NEW KWUN TONG. DISTRICT OFFICE........................ 7

TSUBJ WAN DISTRICT BOARD NEW OFFICE............................. 8

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PROMOTIONS IN GOVT ADMINISTRATION * * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF PROMOTIONS AT VARIOUS LEVELS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE. THE MOST SENIOR OF THESE IS THE PROMOTION OF THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, NR D.P.H. LIAO, TO THE RANK OF SECRETARY, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT.

IN ADDITION, FIVE PROMOTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE A. THESE ARE MR I.F.C. MACPHERSON, DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS" NR J.W. CHAMBERS, SECRETARY-GENERAL, STANDING COMMISSION ON CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE- MR G. BARNES, DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS- MR S.E. ALLEYNE, DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND MR D.R. FORD, COMMISSIONER, HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON.

THE FOLLOWING SIX PROMOTIONS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE TO THE RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE Bit MR H.M.A. BRISTOW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES- MR R.G.B. BRIDGE, DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION- MR A.T. ARMSTRONG-WRIGHT, COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT- MR B.V. WILLIAMS, DIRECTOR OF HOUSING-MR M.C. MORGAN, DIRECTOR, CITY SERVICES, USD- AND M? J.R. TODD, DIRECTOR OF LANDS (DESIGNATE).

TEN OFFICERS HAVE BEEN PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE B. THEY ARE MR A.N. SAVAGE, MR KWOK WAI-HONG, W D. LAN HONG-TSUNG, MR W.M. BRADLEY, MR A.P. ASPREY, MR A. LAM CHI-CHIU, MR H.H.T. BARMA, MR M. SUEN MING-YEUNG, MR A. HSU HSUNG AND MR K. BROADBRIDGE.

SIXTEEN OFFICERS HAVE BEEN PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE C, AND 20 OFFICERS TO THE RANK OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER.

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CONTROL ON MEDICINE EXPLAINED *****

THE FORENSIC PHARMACY DIVISION OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS STEPPED UP MEASURES TO ENFORCE CONTROL ON THE SALE OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS IN ORDER TO SAFEGUARD THE PUBLIC AGAINST DEFECTIVE AND HARMFUL MEDICINE.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE CHIEF PHARMACIST, MR K.Y. LI IN A TALK TO THE CITY LIONS CLUB OF HONG KONG THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.

HE POINTED OUT THAT HIS DIVISION HAS RECENTLY BEEN EXPANDED TO COPE WITH THE INCREASED EFFORTS IN DRUG CONTROL.

MR LI SAID THAT FORENSIC PHARMACY INSPECTORS ARE REGULARLY INSPECTING SOME 4 000 MEDICINE COMPANIES, PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLESALE DEALERS TO SEE THAT THEY COMPLY WITH THE PROVISION OF THE PHARMACY AND POISONS REGULATIONS.

APART FROM THE REGULAR INSPECTION OF DEALER PREMISES, THE INSPECTORS ALSO UNDERTAKE INVESTIGATIVE WORK AND PROSECUTION OF OFFENDERS.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT FUNCTION OF THE FORENSIC PHARMACY DIVISION IS TO CARRY OUT REGULAR CHECKS AND ANALYSIS OF CHINESE MEDICINE TO DETECT WHETHER THERE ARE ANY ADULTERATIONS WITH WESTERN DRUGS.

MR LI SAID THAT UNDER THE PHARMACY AND POISONS ORDINANCE, ALL PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT BEFORE THEY CAN BE INTRODUCED IN THE MARKET OR IMPORTED TO HONG KONG.

FORENSIC PHARMACY INSPECTORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT MEDICINAL DRUGS ON SALE IN THE MARKET ARE PROPERLY REGISTERED BY REGULAR INSPECTION OF DEALER PREMISES.

THE CHIEF PHARMACIST SAID THAT THERE ARE THREE CATEGORIES OF CONTROLLED DRUGS UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE PHARMACY AND POISONS ORDINANCE.

THE FIRST CATEGORY IS DANGEROUS DRUGS WHICH INCLUDE SUBSTANCES SUCH AS HEROIN, MORPHINE AND METHADONE.

THESE DRUGS, IF USED WITHOUT PROPER SAFEGUARDS, MAY EASILY INDUCE PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE AND THE VICTIM BECOMES A DRUG ADDICT.

DANGEROUS DRUGS ARE SUBJECT TO VERY STRINGENT CONTROL BY LAW. THE IMPORT AND EXPORT IS CONTROLLED BY A SYSTEM OF IMPORT CERTIFICATE AND EXPORT LICENCE WHICH IS MONITORED BY AN INTERNATIONAL BODY KNOWN AS THE INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CENTRAL BOARD WHICH HAS ITS HEADQUARTERS IN GENEVA.

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THE AUTHORITY TO SELL DANGEROUS DRUGS IS CONFINED TO CHEMIST SHOPS AND IN THE CASE OF WHOLESALE, TO PHARMACEUTICAL FIRMS WITH A REGISTERED PHARMACIST IN THEIR EMPLOY.

ALL PERSONS AUTHORISED TO HANDLE DANGEROUS DRUGS ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN COMPLETE RECORDS OF RECEIPT AND DISPOSAL IN A REGISTER AND DEALERS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO FURNISH MONTHLY RETURNS TO THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR MONITORING PURPOSES.

THE SECOND CATEGORY OF CONTROLLED DRUGS CONSISTED OF ANTI-BIOTICS, WHICH ARE EFFECTIVE FOR THE TREATMENT OF MANY FORMS OF BACTERIAL INFECTIONS. HOWEVER, INDISCRIMINATE USE MAY CAUSE CERTAIN DANGERS TO THE HEALTH OF THE PATIENT AND COMMUNITY.

ALL ANTI-BIOTICS ARE CONTROLLED AND CAN BE OBTAINED IN CHEMIST SHOPS ONLY BY DOCTOR’S PRESCRIPTION. AGAIN, RECORDS MUST BE KEPT BY THE AUTHORISED SELLERS AND PERSONS LICENSED TO SUPPLY ANT I-BIOT ICS.

THE THIRD CATEGORY OF CONTROLLED DRUGS CONSISTED OF A WIDE RANGE OF SUBSTANCES WHICH ARE EFFECTIVE FOR THE TREATMENT OF VARIOUS CONDITIONS SUCH AS TUBERCULOSIS, HYPERTENSION, CANCER, HEART DISEASES, DIABETES, RHEUMATISM ETC.

THESE DRUGS ARE LISTED AS PART I POISONS, WHICH ALSO INCLUDE THE SO-CALLED +SOFT DRUGS* SUCH AS DEPRESSANTS AND TRANQUILLISERS.

THE MAJORITY OF PART I POISONS ARE +PRESCRIPTION ONLY* DRUGS, AND SOME OF THEM, BEING LESS POTENT AND MAINLY USED FOR TREATMENT OF MINOR AILMENTS, SUCH AS COUGH AND COLD, MAY BE SOLD WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A REGISTERED PHARMACIST IN A CHEMIST SHOP.

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WORK ON A BETTER STADIUM * * * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO YUEN LONG STADIUM.

A PWD SPOKESMAN SAID THE PROJECT INVOLVES THE REPLACEMENT OF THE EXISTING WOODEN STAND BY A COVERED PERMANENT STAND WITH SEATS FOR ABOUT 2 900 PEOPLE AND THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE EXISTING UNCOVERED PERMANENT STAND FOR ANOTHER 3 000 SPECTATORS.

THE PRESENT SIX-LANE RUNNING TRACK WILL BE EXTENDED TO AN EIGHT-LANE ALL-WEATHER TRACK TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE GROWING POPULATION IN YUEN LONG.

STORAGE ROOMS, COMMITTEE ROOMS, CHANGING ROOMS, TOILETS AND A REFRESHMENT KIOSK WILL ALSO BE ADDED.

THE WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN DECEMBER 1982.

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STUDENTS URGED TO APPLY EARLY FOR STUDY IN UK M * » * *

STUDENTS WISHING TO ENTER COLLEGES OF FURTHER EDUCATION AND POLYTECHNICS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM SHOULD NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM NOVEMBER 2 THIS YEAR FOR ADMISSION IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER, 1982.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAIDi +APPL(CATIONS CAN BE MADE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT AND ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS SHOULD REACH THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION BEFORE JUNE 30, 1982.♦

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

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

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

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

STUDENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO PUBLIC OR INDEPENDENT (PRIVATE) SCHOOLS IN BRITAIN ARE ADVISED TO APPLY EARLY, PREFERABLY ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE.

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

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

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

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

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ON EXPENSES, THE SPOKESMAN SAIDi +STUDENTS PROCEEDING TO THE UNITED KINGDOM TO STUDY SHOULD HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDS TO MEET ALL EXPENSES BECAUSE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR STUDENTS TO WORK THEIR WAY THROUGH COLLEGE.+

THE COST OF LIVING IN THE UNITED KINGDOM IS HIGH, AND THE ANNUAL EXPENSES FOR A STUDENT MAY NOW RANGE FROM 5 200 POUNDS STERLING TO 8 700 POUNDS STERLING DEPENDING ON HIS COURSE OF STUDY, HE ADDED.

STUDENTS PURSUING EITHER A FULL-TIME FIRST DEGREE OR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA COL SE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO HONG KONG STUDENTS ADMINISTERED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNICS GRANTS COMMITTEE.

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

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

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NEW PUBLIC DUMP IN ABERDEEN

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THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THAT A PUBLIC DUMP AT ABERDEEN RECLAMATION STAGE II WILL BE OPENED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY)

THE ENTRANCE WILL BE AT THE JUNCTION OF WU NAM STREET AND CHENG TU ROAD IN ABERDEEN. IT WILL BE OPEN FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.

HOLDERS OF VALID DUMPING LICENCES FOR HONG KONG ISLAND WILL BE PERMITTED TO USE THE DUMP TO DISPOSE OF APPROVED SOFT MATERIAL, BUILDING DEBRIS, AND STONES UP TO 225 MM IN SIZE PROVIDED THEY ARE WELL MIXED WITH EARTH.

DUMPING LICENCES MAY BE OBTAINED FREE OF CHARGE ON APPLICATION TO THE CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE PWD PORT WORKS DIVISION. THE ADDRESS IS EMPIRE CENTRE, EIGHTH FLOOR, SALISBURY ROAD, KOWLOON.

THE DUMP WILL ONLY BE OPEN TO VEHICLES DISPLAYING VALID WINDSHIELD STICKERS ISSUED WITH THE DUMPING LICENCES.

ALL DUMPING MUST BE CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE SUPERVISORS AT THE SITE.

THE PWD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL DUMPING LICENCES AT ANY TIME AND TO CLOSE THE DUMP WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

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FIVE PROMOTED TO TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SENIOR POSTS

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FIVE PROMOTIONS TO SENIOR POSTS WITHIN THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY BY THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR PETER LEEDS.

AS A RESULT OF THE PROMOTIONS, CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICER MR RICHARD MEAKIN HAS BECOME THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, PUBLIC TRANSPORT, AND FOUR SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICERS - MESSRS PAUL WILLIAMS, ERNEST LEE SHU-WING AND TIM RUNNACLES AND MRS DORJTHY CHAN YUEN TAK-FAI - HAVE BECOME CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICERS.

MR LEEDS SAID THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER POST BECAME VACANT IN JULY AFTER THE PREVIOUS HOLDER OF THE POSITION, MR PETER MILLER, LEFT THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TO JOIN THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT), WHICH WAS ADVERTISED IN DECEMBER, 1980.

♦SUGGESTIONS BY A MORNING NEWSPAPER THAT RELATIONSHIPS WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS WERE IN ANY WAY RELATED TO MR MILLER’S DEPARTURE ARE TOTALLY UNTRUE,+ MR LEEDS SAID.

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MP FLIES OVER HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE NT * * * *

A VISITING MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, MR PHILIP HOLLAND, TOOK A HELICOPTER TOUR OF HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE NEW TERRITORIES THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHNNY JOHNSTON, WHO BRIEFED HIM ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS OF THE TERRITORY.

MR HOLLAND AND HIS WIFE ARRIVED IN HONG KONG LAST FRIDAY FOR A SIX-DAY VISIT.

IN THE AFTERNOON, THE COUPLE TOURED SHA TIN NEW TOWN FOR A BRIEFING BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, DR PATRICK HASE, AND THE PROJECT MANAGER, MR KENNETH KWOK.

FROM A VANTAGE POINT, THEY WERE SHOWN THE FUTURE TOWN CENTRE WHERE A COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, TWO CINEMAS, A CULTURAL COMPLEX AND A NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL TOWERS WILL BE BUILT, PROVIDING HOMES FOR 50 000 PEOPLE.

PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS, INDUSTRIAL AREAS AND THE SHING MUN RIVER, WHICH IS BEING CLEANED SO THAT IT CAN BE USED FOR BOATING WERE ALSO POINTED OUT TO THEM. ’

MR AND MRS HOLLAND LEAVE HONG KONG TOMORROW GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, IN THE MORNING.

AFTER SEEING THE

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SWD OPENS NEW KWUN TONS DISTRICT OFFICE * * * *

KWUN TONG HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE FIRST DISTRICT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW PATTERN OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND THIS HAS HAD AN INEVITABLE IMPACT ON THE ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF REQU' •'EMENTS OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, SAID THIS TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN HE OFFICIALLY OPENED THE NEW KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE.

HZ NOTED THAT AT PRESENT THERE WERE THREE SUB-DISTRICTS IN KWUN TONG AND EACH OF THEM WAS HEADED BY AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER.

THE BOUNDARIES OF THE THREE SUB-DISTRICTS MORE OR LESS COINCIDE WITH THE SERVICE AREAS OF AREA COMMITTEES IN THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT.

♦IN FUTURE,♦ MR ALLEYNE SAID, +THE THREE SUB-DISTRICTS MAY BE RE-DIVIDED INTO FOUR AND FOR THAT PURPOSE AN ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER MAY BE POSTED TO THIS DISTRICT OFFICE.♦

THESE MEASURES WERE DESIGNED TO ENABLE THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO ADJUST TO THE NEW PATTERN OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, TO STRENGTHEN THE CO-ORDINATION OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL, AND TO IDENTIFY AND MEET SOCIAL WELFARE NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT MORE EFFECTIVELY, HE SAID.

MR ALLEYNE ADDED THAT TO ACHIEVE THESE OBJECTIVES, CLOSE CO-OPERATION AND LIAISON BETWEEN THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS IN THE DISTRICT WAS ESSENTIAL.

AMONG THE 11 DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT, THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE SIZE OF THE POPULATION SERVED, THE NUMBER OF SERVICE UNITS AND DISTRICT STAFF.

WITH ITS 22 SERVICE UNITS AND A TOTAL OF ABOUT 310 STAFF f€MBERS, THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE IS SERVING MORE THAN 610 000 PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

THE NEW PREMISES, ON THE THIRD FLOOR, HIU KWONG COURT, 26-38 HIU KWONG STREET, SAU MAU PING, HOUSES THE KWUN TONG FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE, THE COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICE (KWUN TONG), THE REHABILITATION OFFICE AND THE JOB PLACEMENT UNIT, AS WELL AS THE OFFICES OF THE DISTRICT OFFICER AND HIS THREE ASSISTANTS. THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS AREi

KWUN TONG FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE

COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICE (KWUN TONG) REHABILITATION OFFICE JOB PLACEMENT UNIT

3-357034

3-483585

3-357040

3-359641

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TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD NEW OFFICE M * * *

A NEW TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD OFFICE WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE ACTING TOWN MANAGER AND BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LUI HAU-TUEN, TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE 470-SQUARE-METRE OFFICE, ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF FOL WAH CENTRE IN CASTLE PEAK ROAD. WILL ACCOMMODATE THE BOARD’S SECRETARIAT, A CONFERENCE ROOM AND A SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION BOOTH.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE ROOMS FOR UNOFFICIAL BOARD MEMBERS TO MEET RESIDENTS AND HEAR THEIR VIEWS. THIS WILL BE ON A DUTY ROSTER BASIS, DETAILS OF WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

AT PRESENT, AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, THREE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND ONE LIAISON OFFICER WORK FOR THE BOARD.

ALSO AT TOMORROW’S CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD’S SEVEN SUB-COMMITTEES AND FOUR EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS.

THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT 2.15 PM, TO BE FOLLOWED BY A REGULAR BOARD MEETING. PREVIOUSLY ALL BOARD MEETINGS WERE HELD AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE’S CONFERENCE ROOM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE OPENING CEREMONY AND THE BOARD MEETING. GOVERNMENT TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 1.30 PM.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1981

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FOUR NT BUILDINGS TO BE PRESERVED.............................. 1

JOO OOO VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS DISTRIBUTED................... 3

SAFETY RULES FOR SCHOOLS ON COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS .......... 4

77 PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS AWARDED IN JULY .................... *F

NEW OFFICE FOR TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD ....................... 5

SALT WATER CUT IN KOWLOON ..................................... 5

HOLIDAY REMINDER TO EMPLOYERS

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FOUR NT BUILDINGS TO BE PRESERVED * » * M » M

FOUR STRUCTURES WHICH REFLECT THE WAY OF LIFE OF PEOPLE WHO LIVED AND WORKED IN HONG KONG IN PREVIOUS CENTURIES WILL BE PRESERVED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

THESE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS. TO BE DECLARED AS MONUMENTS UNDER THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS ORDINANCE, ARE SITUATED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AND ARE THE LARGEST GROUP TO BE SO DECLARED AT ANY ONE TIME.

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* MAN LUN FUNG ANCESTRAL HALL IN FAN TIN TSUEN, SAN TIN-

* FAN LAU FORT ON THE SOUTH-WEST TIP OF LANTAU-

M SHEUNG YIU VILLAGE BY THE PAK TAM CHUNG ESTUARY IN SAI KUNG- AND

* DISTRICT OFFICE (NORTH) BUILDING IN TAI PO.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THESE BUILDINGS ARE OF INTEREST NOT ONLY TO STUDENTS OF SOCIAL HISTORY BUT ALSO TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. SHEUNG YIU VILLAGE AND FAN LAU FORT IN PARTICULAR, WHICH ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE SAI KUNG EAST, AND SOUTH LANTAU COUNTRY PARKS RESPECTIVELY, WILL BE WELL WORTH A VISIT BY HOLIDAY-MAKERS AFTER WORK ON RESTORATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

THE MAN LUN FUNG ANCESTRAL HALL IS ONE OF THREE ANCESTRAL HALLS OF THE LONG-ESTABLISHED MAN CLAN IN HONG KONG. THERE IS NO PRECISE EVIDENCE OF WHEN THE BUILDING WAS ERECTED, BUT THE INDICATIONS ARE THAT IT WAS BUILT POSSIBLY OVER 200 YEARS AGO IN HONOUR OF MR MAN LUN FUNG.

THE BUILDING HAS THREE SEPARATE HALLS AND TWO ENCLOSED COURTYARDS IN-BETWEEN. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE EXCELLENT WOOD CARVING HAS DETERIORATED, THE FINE GRANITE COLUMNS ARE STILL IN GOOD ORDER AND THE BUILDING IS STRUCTURALLY SOUND.

THE HALL IS ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF CHINESE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND IS STILL REGULARLY USED IN THE TRADITIONAL MANNER, FOR WORSHIP OF ANCESTORS, FOR FESTIVALS AND CEREMONIES, AND FOR MEETINGS OF VILLAGE ELDERS.

FAN LAU FORT IS LOCATED ON HIGH GROUND ABOUT 60 METRES ABOVE SEA LEVEL, OVERLOOKING LANTAU CHANNEL, AN IMPORTANT PASSAGE TO THE PEARL RIVER ESTUARY AND CANTON.

RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE AND MEASURING 21 METRES BY 46 METRES, THE FORT HAS WELL-BUILT WALLS OF SEMI-DRESSED STONE AND RESEMBLES THE OTHER FORT (ALREADY DECLARED A MONUMENT) ON TUNG LUNG ISLAND, AT THE EASTERN APPROACHES TO HONG KONG.

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Hi TORICALLY, THERE IS VERY LITTLE KNOWN ABOUT THE FORT OR ITS Oh GIN, BUT ITS CLOSE RESEMBLANCE TO THE TUNG LUNG FORT S'JGGtSTS THAT THC MAY BE CONTEMPORARY (POSSIBLY EARLY 17TH CENTURY) AHO PROBABLY FORMED PART OF THE SAME DEFENCE ’YSTEM.

IT IS NOT KNOWN FOR CERT/IN WHEN IT WAS ABANDONED BUT AN OLD GAZETTEER MAP OF LANTAU DATED 1836 SHOWS THE FORT WITH ITS FLAG FLYING. BRITISH SOURCES OF 1841/42 DESCRIBED IT AS THE REMAINS OF AN OLD WALLED FORT. THIS SUGGESTS THAT IT WAS ABANDONED SOMETIME BETWEEN 1830 AND 1840.

SHEUNG YiU VILLAGE IS A SMALL, COMPACT AND VERY PICTURESQUE VILLAGE SITUATED ON THE EASTERN SHORE OF PAK TAM CHUNG ESTUARY l€AR THE WESTERN BO 'DARY OF THE SAI KUNG EAST COUNTRY PARK. IT WAS ORIGINALLY SETTLED ABOUT 150 YEARS AGO BY HAKKAS BY THE NAME OF WONG, WHO STARTED A KILN INDUSTRY PRODUCING BRICKS, TILES AND LIME. AFTER AN INITIAL PERIOD OF PROSPERITY, THE VILLAGE BEGAN TO DECLINE WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF CEMENT AND COMPETITION FROM OTHER BRICK-PRODUCING INDUSTRIES. IT WAS ABANDONED SOME 15 YEARS AGO AND COMPLETELY DESERTED.

THE VILLAGE IS BUILT ON A RAISED PLATFORM, ABOUT FIVE METRES ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE ACCESS FOOTPATH, AND IS WELL PROTECTED WITH A HIGH RETAINING WALL IN FRONT. THE MAIN ORIENTATION OF THE VILLAGE, EAST-WEST (AND NOT THE USUAL NORTH-SOUTH), WAS CLEARLY INTENDED TO HAVE THE HILLS AT THE BACK AND THE SEA IN FRONT, AS REQUIRED BY GOOD +FUNG SHUI+ OBSERVANCE.

WITHIN THE VILLAGE ITSELF, THERE ARE EIGHT RESIDENTIAL UNITS IN ONE ROW, MOST OF THEM CONNECTED INTERNALLY BY DOORS IN THE DIVIDING WALLS. THE BUILDINGS ARE NEATLY CONSTRUCTED WITH THE OUTER WALLS MADE OF CHINESE GREEN BRICKS, WHILE THE INNER WALLS ARE BUILT OF RUBBLE. THE ENTRANCE DOORS ARE FRAMED BY GRANITE SLABS. ALL THE HOUSES HAVE MEZZANINE FLOORS.

THE VILLAGE DEMONSTRATES INTERESTING FEATURES OF CHINESE DWELLINGS, SUCH AS THE TRADITIONAL COMMUNITY STYLE OF THE VILLAGE-FAMILY LIFE, THE NEED FOR PROTECTION, AND THE FUNG SHUI ORIENTATION LAYOUT. IT IS ALREADY A POPULAR PLACE FOR VISITORS.

THE BUILDING AT PRESENT OCCUPIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE (NORTH) IN TAI PO MARKET DATES FROM ABOUT 1907. THE GROUNDS SURROUNDING IT WILL ALSO BE PRESERVED TO RETAIN ITS FINE SETTING.

IT IS A TWO-STOREY STRUCTURE OF A STYLE POPULAR AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY AND IS FINISHED IN FINE RED BRICK, WITH OPEN VERANDAHS AND HORIZONTAL BRICK LINTELS.

IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND THE EARLIEST SEAT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

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THE BUILDING HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED SIGNIFICANTLY SINCE IT WAS PUT UP EXCEPT FOR INTERNAL ALTERATIONS TO ACCOMMODATE THE DISTRICT OFFICE ST. TF.

NO IMMEDIATE RESTORATION WORK IS REQUIRED AND THE INTENTION IS TO CONTINUE TO USE IT AS GOVERNMENT OFFICES FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

FOR THE THREE OTHER BUILDINGS TO BE DECLARED AS MONUMENTS, RESTORATION WORK WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO PRESERVE INTERESTING ARTEFACTS AND IN THE CASE OF FAN LAU FORT, TO FENCE OFF THE AREA UNTIL FURTHER RESTORATION CAN BE UNDERTAKEN IN THE LONGER TERM. THIS WORK IS EXPECTED TO COST SOME SI.5 MILLION.

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A TOTAL OF 300 000 FORMS WERE DISTRIBUTED THROUGH NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES AND PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRES YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), THE FIRST DAY OF REGISTRATION OF VOTERS FOR DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, DESCRIBED THE RESPONSE AS +ENCOURAGING+.

HE SAID IT INDICATED THAT THE PUBLIC WAS AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF DIRECT PARTICIPATION IN DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

MEMBERS OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ INCORPORATIONS, RURAL COMMITTEES AND TRADE ASSOCIATIONS COLLECTED THOUSANDS OF COPIES OF THE FORMS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO MEMBERS AND NEIGHBOURS.

SOME INDIVIDUALS CALLED AT DISTRICT OFFICES AND COMPLETED THE FORMS ON THE SPOT.

MEANWHILE, MORE THAN 300 TUEN MUN RESIDENTS REGISTERED AT A GATHERING HELD AT THE HOH FUK TONG COLLEGE LAST NIGHT.

THE CHAIRMAN OF TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE. MR LAU WONG-FAT, WHO IS ALSO THE HEUNG YEE KUK CHAIRMAN, AND OTHER UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD TOOK THE LEAD IN PUTTING THEIR NAMES DOWN.

ELECTIONS TO DISTRICT BOARDS IN THE EIGHT NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 4 NEXT YEAR.

REGISTRATION CONTINUES UNTIL OCTOBER 12 AND FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM ANY DISTRICT OFFICE, CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATION AND THE MAIN AND BRANCH OFFICES OF THE HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION AND THE CHARTERED AND HANG SENG BANKS. NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE ELECTION TAKES PLACE BETWEEN JANUARY 15 AND FEBRUARY 9.

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SAFETY RULES FOR SCHOOLS ON COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS *****

SCIENCE TEACHERS A.d) LABORATORY TECHNICIANS SHOULD PAY S°ECIAL ATTENTION TO THE PROPER USE AND STORAGE OF COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS IN SCHOOLS.

♦THIS IS NECESSARY IN VIEW OF THE INCREASING USE OF SUCH GAS CYLINDERS AS SOURCES OF GAS SUPPLY IN SCIENCE LABORATORIES IN SCHOOLS,+ AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE USE OF COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS SHOULD BE RESTRICTED TO THE SCHOOL SCIENCE LABORATORIES AND UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF SCIENCE TEACHERS AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS WHO KNOW THE NATURE OF THE GASES AND THE PROPER HANDLING OF THESE CYLINDERS, HE SAID.

EACH SCHOOL IS ALLOWED TO STORE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS AND BE EXEMPTED FROM LICENSING, AND THE MAXIMUM QUANTITY IS TWO CYLINDERS OF OXYGEN, AND ONE EACH OF NITROGEN, CARBON DIOXIDE AND HYDROGEN.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS REGARDING STORAGE SHOULD ALSO BE OBSERVED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

COMPRESSED GAS CYLINDERS SHOULD BE STORED IN A COOL PLACE AND PROTECTED FROM DIRECT SOURCES OF HEAT, AND SHOULD NOT BE STORED ABOVE OR NEARER THAN TWO FEET FROM ANY BURNER.

THEY SHOULD BE STORED RESTING ON THE FLOOR OR ON SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED STANDS ON THE GROUND. THEY SHOULD NOT BE STORED IN ANY COMMON PASSAGEWAY, AND SHOULD NOT BE STORED BELOW GROUND LEVEL OR IN ANY PLACE WITHOUT ADEQUATE VENTILATION.

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77 PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS AWARDED IN JULY * * * *

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AWARDED 77 CONTRACTS WORTH MORE THAN $163 MILLION IN JULY.

THE LARGEST CONTRACT, WORTH ABOUT $68 MILLION, WAS FOR SITE FORMATION, ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS NEAR TIN SAM IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

UNDER THE CONTRACT, ABOUT 10 HECTARES OF LAND WILL BE PRODUCED FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE AS WELL AS OPEN SPACE.

A 1.3-KILOMETRE-LONG ROAD WILL ALSO BE BUILT TO LINK THE SOUTH-WESTERN PART OF THE TOWN WITH THE NEARBY LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD.

OF THE CONTRACTS AWARDED DURING THE MONTH, 35 WERE RECOMMENDED BY THE CENTRAL TENDER BOARD AND OTHERS BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TENDER BOARD.

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NEW OFFICE t-OR TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD ft ft ft ft

A NEW OFFICE FOR TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS CAME INTO USE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

LOCATED ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF FOU WAH CENTRE IN CASTLE PEAK ROAD, THE 470-SQUARE-METRE OFFICE HAS A CONFERENCE ROOM, PRESS FACILITY, A SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION BOOTH AND ROOMS FOP UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS TO MEET RESIDENTS.

THE BOARD’S SEC ETAR IAT, COMPOSED OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER, THREE EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND A LIAISON OFFICER, WILL BE HOUSED IN THE NEW OFFICE.

SPEAKING AT TODAY’S OPENING CEREMONY, ACTING TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER AND BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LUI HAU-TUEN, SAID THE NEW OFFICE WOULD ENABLE MEMBERS TO MEET RESIDENTS AND HEAR THEIR VIEWS.

♦THIS WILL BE AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE WORK OF OUR DISTRICT BOARD,♦ HE SAID.

♦BOARD MEMBERS SHOULD NOT ONLY ATTEND MEETINGS AND HOLD DISCUSSIONS, BUT ALSO MAINTAIN A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH RESIDENTS AND GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR PROBLEMS,♦ HE SAID.

HE ADDED THAT A TIMETABLE FOR MEMBERS TO MEET RESIDENTS ON A DUTY ROSTER BASIS WAS BEING WORKED OUT AND DETAILS WOULD BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

THE CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD’S SEVEN SUB-COMMITTEES AND FOUR EX OFFICIO MEMBERS ALSO OFFICIATED AT THE OPENING.

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SALT WATER CUT IN KOWLOON ft ft ft ft

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF DISTRICTS IN KOWLOON WILL BE TEMPORARILY CUT OFF FOR 12 HOURS FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) FOR PIPE RENEWAL WORK.

tmf DISTRICTS TO BE AFFECTED ARE HUNG HOM, TO KWA WAN, MA TAU KOK, KAI TAK, MA TAU WAI, KOWLOON CITY, WONG TAI SIN, KOWLOON TONG, TSZ WAN SHAN, INCLUDING KOWLOON HOSPITAL.

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HOL I' Y REMINDER TO EMPLOYERS * M * X

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT SUNDAY, SEPTEMPER 13, 1981 - THE DAY FOLLOWING THE CHINESE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL - IS A STATUTORY HOLIDAY UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

THAT SUNDAY, THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT, IS PROBABLY ALSO A REST DAY FOR MANY EMPLOYEES COVERED BY THE ORDINANCE, AND !F THIS IS THE CASE AN EMPLOYER MUST APPOINT AN ALTERNATIVE REST DaY BECAUSE A REST DAY CANNOT BE COUNTED AS A STATUTORY HOLIDAY.

IN THE CASE OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS EMPLOYED IN INDUSTRY, IF THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY FALLS ON THEIR REST DAY, THE HOLIDAY SHOULD BE TAKEN ON THE DAY FOLLOWING THE REST DAY.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT UNDER THE ORDINANCE ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING DOMESTIC SERVANTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EARNINGS, AND ALL NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN $6 000 A MONTH, ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY.

THEY MUST ALSO BE PAID FOR THE DAY OFF IF THEY HAVE WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY.

HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO THE EMPLOYEES’ EARNINGS, OTHER THAN OVERTIME PAY, ON A NORMAL WORKING DAY. WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE CF THE DAILY EARNINGS DURING A PERIOD OF 28 DAYS PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY. PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE ON THE NORMAL PAY DAY.

IF AN EMPLOYEE WAS REQUIRED TO WORK ON THE HOLIDAY, THE SPOKESMAN CONTINUED, HE MUST BE GIVEN AN ALTERNATIVE DAY OFF WITHIN 60 DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER THAT DAY.

. IF THE ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY WAS TO BE GRANTED BEFORE THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY, THE EMPLOYER MUST NOTIFY THE EMPLOYEE 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY. IN THE CASE WHERE AN ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY WAS TO BE GIVEN AFTER STATUTORY HOLIDAY, THE EMPLOYEE MUST BE NOTIFIED OF THE ARRANGEMENT AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY.

IF BOTH EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE AGREE, ANY DAY WITHIN 30 DAYS OF A STATUTORY HOLIDAY OR ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY COULD BE TAKEN BY THE EMPLOYEE AS A SUBSTITUTED HOLIDAY, HE SAID.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS COULD BE MADE TO THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE: FOR KOWLOON EAST 3-205638- KOWLOON WEST 3-201652- KWUN TONG 3-898520- TSUEN WAN 0-422096- TUEN MUN 0-818443 AND HONG KONG ISLAND 5-282523 EXT. 60.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1931

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY ................ 1

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SCHOOL, HOTEL AND TOUR HIRE CAR PERMITS ................................................... 3

84 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN JULY ............................ 4

HOUSE SPEAKER VISITS PHAB CENTRE .............................. 5

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

SCHOOLS URGED TO PROVIDE CaREERS SERVICE ...................... 6

MORE LIFE-GUARDS TO PROTECT SWIMMERS .......................... 7

TALKS ON MENTAL HEALTH ........................................ 8

FLEMING ROAD FLYOVER CARRIAGEWAYS TEMPORARY CLOSURE ........... 9

CASH TENDERS INVITED FOR YUEN LONG GODOWN SITE ............... 10

NORTH POINT PLB CLEARWAY EXTENDED ............................ 10

ANTI-DRUG VARIETY SHCW ....................................... 11

CROSS-HARBOUR BUS TERMINAL POINT RESITED...................... 11

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MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY *****

THE Mv^EY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY 1981 ARE PUBLIC IED TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THEY SHOW A DECLINE IN THE MONEY SUPPLY, ON ALL MEASURES, AFTER THE RISES RECORDED IN PREVIOUS MONTHS.

THE FALL REFLECTS A REDUCTION IN LOANS AND ADVANCES IN HONG KONG DURING THE MONTH, AND ALSO AN OUTFLOW OF FUNDS FROM THE HONG KONG MONETARY SECTOR, PRESUMABLY ON INTEREST RATE CONSIDERATIONS- IT ALSO SUGGESTS THAT THE INFLUENCE OF NEW LEGISLATION ON BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, WHICH AS MENTIONED LAST MONTH DISTORTED THE END-JUNE FIGURES, CEASED TO BE FELT IN JULY.

MONEY SUPPLY - ORIGINAL SERIES

THE MONEY SUPPLY ON THE NARROWEST DEFINITION, Ml, FELL BY

1.8 PER CENT IN JULY, AFTER A FALL OF 4.0 PER CENT IN JUNE. M2 FELL BY 1.4 PER CENT IN JULY, FOLLOWING A RISE OF 4.3 PER CENT IN JUNE •

M3 FELL BY 3.3 PER CENT IN JULY, AFTER RISING BY 6.0 PER CENT IN JUNE. THE JULY FALL REFLECTED A 6.7 PER CENT REDUCTION IN DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES.

IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS Ml ROSE BY 1.7 PER CENT WHILE M2 ROSE BY 3.7 PER CENT. IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS M3 ROSE BY 8.2 PER CENT.

MONEY SUPPLY - NEW SERIES

THE MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS IN THE NEW SERIES FELL IN JULY, WITH M3-T0TAL DOWN BY 3.4 PER CENT AND HK$M3 DOWN BY 3.3 PER CENT. IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS M3-T0TAL ROSE BY 8.0 PER CENT, WHILE HK$M3 ROSE BY 5.0 PER CENT. IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS CF THIS YEAR (THE LONGEST PERIOD FOR WHICH THE SERIES IS AVAILABLE) HKSM3 HAS RISEN BY 12.6 PER CENT, EQUIVALENT TO AN ANNUAL RATE OF SOME 22 PER CENT.

LOANS IN HONG KONG - ORIGINAL SERIES

TOTAL LOANS AND ADVANCES IN HONG KONG FELL BY 0.6 PER CENT IN JULY, AFTER AN INCREASE OF 4.4 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS TOTAL LOANS AND ADVANCES IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 10.8 PER CENT.

BANK LOANS IN HONG KONG FELL BY 1.3 PER CENT IN JULY BUT LOANS IN HONG KONG BY DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY 1.3 PER CENT, FOLLOWING THEIR RESPECTIVE INCREASES OF 3.4 PER CENT AND 7.4 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS BANK LOANS IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 8.5 PER CENT AND LOANS IN HONG KONG BY DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES BY 17.9 PER CENT.

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.

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LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG - NEW SERIES

LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL IN JULY BY 1.9 PER CENT, AFTER A RISE OF 7.5 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG ROSE FY 11.2 PER CENT- SINCE DECEMBER 1980 THEY HAVE RISEN BY 23.6 PER CENT, EQUIVALENT TO AN ANNUAL RATE OF SOME 40 PER CENT.

FOREIGN ASSETS

THE NET IDENTIFIABLE FOREIGN ASSETS OF ALL BANKS FELL IN JULY BY $1 101 M AND THOSE OF DTCS BY $1 161 M, INDICATING A NET OUTFLOW OF FUNDS FROM THE HONG KONG MONETARY SECTOR OF $2 262 M AFTER A NET INFLOW OF $1 752 M IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

BALANCE SHEET RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL BANKS IN HONG KONG ROSE IN JULY TO 49.8 PER CENT FROM 47.9 PER CENT IN JUNE, THOUGH THE LOAN/DEPOSIT RATIO ROSE TO 118.6 PER CENT AT THE END OF JULY FROM 118.1 PER CENT AT THE END OF JUNE.

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL TO 44.4 PER CENT IN JULY FROM 46.4 PER CENT IN JUNE, AND THE LOAN/DEPOSIT RATIO AT THE END OF JULY ROSE TO 70.3 PER CENT FROM 64.7 PER CENT AT THE END OF JUNE, REFLECTING THE REDUCTION IN DEPOSITS WITH DTCS DURING THE MONTH.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING BANKS REMAINED UNCHANGED IN JULY AT 115. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY ONE DURING THE MONTH TO 347.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

TWO TABLES OF THE JULY MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS ARE BOXED SEPARATELY.

TABLE 1 SETS OUT THE DETAILED FIGURES FOR JULY 1981 FROM THE ORIGINAL SERIES OF MONEY AND BANKING FIGURES, AND PROVIDES COMPARISONS WITH PREVIOUS MONTHS. TABLE 2 SETS OUT SOME SELECTED FIGURES FROM THE NEW SERIES OF MONETARY STATISTICS NOW BEING COLLECTED UNDER THE MONETARY STATISTICS ORDINANCE I960. THE NEW SERIES WILL BE PUBLISHED EACH MONTH FROM NOW ON AND WILL REPLACE THE ORIGINAL SERIES FROM JANUARY 1982.

ALSO BOXED IS A NOTE OF THE DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS OF THE MONEY SUPPLY.

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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR SCHOOL, HOTEL AND TOUR HIRE CAR PERMITS * * * *

'i - TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL INVITE APPLICATIONS TOMORROW (FRIDAY; FOR 377 PERMITS TO PROVIDE SCHOOL, HOTEL AND TOUR HIRE CAR SERVICES.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT’S PUBLIC VEHICLES SECTION, MR LEE BING FAI, SAID THE ISSUE OF PERMITS FOR THE'E SERVICES WOULD MEET THE CRITERIA SPECIFIED IN THE ROAD TRAFFIC (REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES)(AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1981.

OF THE 377 PERMITS TO BE ISSUED, 139 WOULD BE FOR SCHOOL HIRE CARS, 138 FOR HOTEL HIRE CARS AND 100 FOR TOUR HIRE CARS.

THE 139 SCHOOL HIRE CAR PERMITS TO BE ISSUED WOULD INCREASE THE TOTAL NUMBER Or SUCH PERMITS TO THE LEGAL LIMIT OF 1 500.

AN APPLICANT FOR A SCHOOL HIRE CAR PERMIT MUST HAVE HELD A DRIVING LICENCE FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS AND BE THE REGISTERED OWNER OF A PRIVATE CAR LICENSED TO CARRY SEVEN PASSENGERS.

THE APPLICANT MUST ALSO PROVE SCHOOL LINKS, CERTIFIED BY THE SCHOOLS CONCERNED.

APPLICANTS FOR HOTEL HIRE CAR SERVICE PERMITS SHOULD BE THE PROPRIETOR OR MANAGER OF AN HOTEL OR A PERSON WITH WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM THE HOTEL MANAGEMENT TO PROVIDE A HIRE CAR SERVICE EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE USE OF THAT HOTEL.

AN APPLICANT FOR A TOUR HIRE CAR PERMIT SHOULD BE A TOURIST AGENT CONDUCTING IN HONG KONG A BUSINESS CONSISTING WHOLLY OR PARTLY OF ORGANISING AND CONDUCTING TOURS FOR, OR SUPPLYING GUIDES TO, VISITORS TO HONG KONG.

THE APPLICANT SHOULD ALSO BE THE REGISTERED OWNER OF THE PRIVATE CAR FOR WHICH THE PERMIT IS SOUGHT.

IF THE NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS FOR EACH OF THE THREE TYPES OF SERVICE EXCEEDS THE NUMBER OF PERMITS AVAILABLE, A BALLOT MAY BE HELD.

THE ANNUAL FEE FOR A HOTEL OR TOUR SERVICE PERMIT IS $1 000 AND $500 FOR A SCHOOL SERVICE PERMIT.

APPLICATION FORMS CONTAINING DETAILED EXPLANATORY

NOTES ON THE REQUIREMENTS CAN BE OBTAINED ON PRESENTATION OF A VEHICLE REGISTRATION BOOK OR OTHER WRITTEN PROOF OF VEHICLE OWNERSHIP FROM THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S PUBLIC VEHICLES SECTION, MEZZANINE FLOOR, MURRAY ROAD CAR PARK, HONG KONG, OR KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICE, 9TH FLOOR, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 56 DUNDAS STREET, KOWLOON.

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ALL C^IPLETED APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED EITHER IN PERSON OR REGISTERED POST TO THE PUBLIC VEHICLES SECTION ON OR BEF'RE SEPTEMBER 18, 1901. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPT^

FURTHER DETAILS „ N' BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING THE EXECUTIVE OFF I.ZR, PUBLIC VEHICLES SECTION ON 5-256527.

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84 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN JULY ******

EIGHTY-FOUR NEW BUILDING PLANS WERE APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IN JULY THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH 90 IN JULY 1980.

OF THESE NEW PLANS, 29 WERE FOR NEW BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 17 FOR KOWLOON AND 38 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDED A SCHOOL IN CLOUD VIEW ROAD, A 23-STOREY APARTMENT/COMMERCIAL BUILDING IN NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, AND A 27-STOREY FACTORY IN SHA TIN.

THE DECLARED COST OF ALL NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS $431.8 MILLION, COMPARED WITH $268 MILLION IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

THEIR TOTAL USABLE FLOOR AREA AMOUNTED TO 191 769.5 SQUARE METRES, COMPRISING 59 849.9 SQUARE METRES OF DOMESTIC AND 131 919.6 SQUARE METRES OF NON-DOMESTIC FLOOR SPACE.

THE BOO ALSO GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 35 PROJECTS, INCLUDING AN APARTMENT BUILDING IN VENTRIS ROAD, HONG KONG, STAFF QUARTERS AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND A FERRY PIER AT TSUEN WAN.

ALTOGETHER, 42 NEWLY-COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE CERTIFIED FOR OCCUPATION IN JULY, INCLUDING A SCHOOL AT THE JUNCTION OF LEIGHTON ROAD AND TUNG LO WAN ROAD, AN APARTMENT/COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT THE JUNCTION OF SAN LAU STREET AND KO SHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, AND A FACTORY AT FO TAN, SHA TIN.

THE BOO ALSO AGREED TO THE DEMOLITION OF 118 BUILDINGS.

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HOUSE SPEAKER VISITS PHAB CENTRE

THE ’SITING SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, THE RT HON -.THOMAS, MP, HAD A LOOK AT SOME OF THE SERVICES RENDERED TO THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PEOPLE HERE TODAY (THURSDAY).

adic nLyZSITED T?E -ADY MACLEHOSE CENTRE FOR THE HANDICAPPED AND AnA^rn°?rED ( HAB) IN PO^FULAM WHERE HE SAW HANDICAPPED AND ABLE BODIED PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN GAMES AND CAMPING ACTIVITIES.

MR THOMAS IS HERE HIMSELF WITH THE LOCAL

FOR A WEEK-LONG VISIT TO FAMILIARISE DEVELOPMENTS.

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CAS TO HOLD ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA * * * M M

THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL BE HOLDING ITS ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) AT THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL FROM 1 PM TO 6.30 PM.

MORE THAN 330 CIVIL AID SERVICES MEMBERS AND CADETS WILL COMPETE IN THE VARIOUS EVENTS WHICH WILL BE ORGANISED WITH THE HELP OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICES.

A NUMBER OF DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANISATIONS WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE INVITATION RELAY EVENTS.

MR NORMAN LEUNG, REGIONAL COMMANDER OF AT THE PRESENTATION OF PRIZES AT THE END OF

CAS, WILL OFFICIATE THE EVENTS.

THE CAS ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA IS ONE OF THE RECREATIONAL FUNCTIONS ORGANISED FOR CAS VOLUNTEER MEMBERS AND CADETS, OTHER THAN THEIR ROUTINE TRAININGS 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 PATROLLING.

THE ACTIVITIES OF CAS, APART FROM RESCUE AND SEARCH OPERATIONS, INCLUDE PARTICIPATION IN CHARITY DRIVES, GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGNS AS WELL AS PRIVATE FUNCTIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CAS SWIMMING GALA AT MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL STARTING AT 1 PM ON SATURDAY.

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SCHOOLS URGED TO PROVIDE CAREERS SERVICE *****

SE INDARY SCHOOLS SHOULD MAKE AN EFFORT TO APPOINT A SERVING TEACHER iO TAKE ON THE ROLE OF CAREERS MASTER/MI STRESS TO PROVIDE VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE TO THEIR STUDENTS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPAhiMENT URGED TODAY.

MORE THAN 300 SECONDARY SCHOOLS, HE NOTED, WERE ALREADY PROVIDING SUCH A SERVICE AND 'T WAS HOPED THAT SCHOOL HEADS WOULD CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE THIS IMPORTANT WORK.

♦THOSE SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE YET TO PROVIDE THIS SERVICE ARE ADVISED TO CONSIDER IT SERIOUSLY IN THE INTEREST OF THEIR STUDENTS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

A TEACHER APPOINTED AS A CAREERS MASTER/MI STRESS SHOULD BE ONE IN FREQUENT COW .CT WITH STUDENTS IN THE UPPER FORMS AND WHO SHOWS A GENUINE INTEREST IN THE WELL BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

SUCH A TEACHER, ONCE APPOINTED, SHOULD BE ALLOTTED A FEW ADDITIONAL NON-TEACHING PERIODS PER WEEK TO ENABLE HIM TO INTERVIEW INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS, TO COMPILE STUDENTS’ CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS, TO FILE CAREERS LITERATURE AND INFORMATION AND TO ORGANISE CAREERS ACTIVITIES WITH THE AIM OF FAMILIARISING STUDENTS WITH A WIDE VARIETY OF CAREERS AND DIFFERENT AVENUES OF STUDY AND TRAINING.

♦HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTED TO INITIATE CAREERS ADVISORY WORK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE IN A STUDENT’S SCHOOL LIFE, AND IN THIS CONNECTION IT IS WORTH EMPHASISING THAT CAREERS COUNSELLING SHOULD BE REGARDED AS PART OF THE DUTY OF EVERY SCHOOL HEAD AND CLASS TEACHER, WITH THE CAREERS MASTER/MI STRESS SUPPLEMENTING AND CO-ORDINATING THE CAREERS PROGRAMME WITHIN THE SCHOOL,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

CAREERS MASTERS/MI STRESSES SHOULD ALSO JOIN THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF CAREERS MASTERS, AN ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING CAREERS WORK IN SCHOOL.

♦EVERY YEAR THE ASSOCIATION ORGANISES SEMINARS, TALKS AND VISITS TO BRING MEMBERS UP-TO-DATE WITH MUCH VALUABLE INFORMATION ON EDUCATION AND OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN HONG KONG. TEACHERS APPOINTED AS CAREERS MASTERS/MI STRESSES SHOULD THEREFORE MAKE AN EFFORT TO ATTEND THESE ACTIVITIES,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SCHOOLS SEEKING FURTHER INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT THE CAREERS CFFICER OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, WHO IS ALSO SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF CAREERS MASTERS. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 5-778311 EXT 239.

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MORE LIFE-GUARDS TO PROTECT SWIMMERS

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THERE S A CONSTANT DEMAND FOR QUALIFIED AND PHYSICALLY FIT LIFE—C ARDS TO LOOK AFTER THE SAFETY OF SWIMMERS AND BEACH-GOERS IN PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS AND GAZETTED BEACHES THROUGHOUT THE NEW TERRITOR.ES, THE DIRF'TOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR JIMMY SWEETMAN SAID TODAY (.r.URSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION FOR THE FIRST BATCH CF NTSD-TRAINED LIFE-GUARDS *T THE KWAI SHING SWIMMING POOLS, MR SWEETMAN SAID THE LIFE-GUaRD TEAM OF THE NEW TERRITORIES IS CONTINUOUSLY EXPANDING TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE INCREASING SWIMMING FACILITIES.

HE URGED SERVING OFFICERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO COME FORWARD TO BE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM AND TO TAKE PART IN THE WORTHWH.LE LIFE-SAVING JOB.

♦THIS DEPARTMENT LAUNCHED REGULAR RECRUITMENT EXERCISE FOR LIFE-GUARDS AS WE RELY ON A TEAM OF SOME 300 MEMBERS TO PROVIDE LIFE-SAVING SERVICES AT 29 GAZETTED BEACHES AND THREE PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS.+

+IN SUMMER, THIS REGULAR TEAM IS SUPPLEMENTED BY A NUMBER OF PART-TIME LIFE-GUARDS,+ HE SAID.

COMMENTING ON NEW BEACHES AND NEW SWIMMING POOLS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR SWEETMAN SAID THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL WAS OPENED IN APRIL AND THE TUNG WAN BEACH IN MA WAN ISLAND HAD JUST BEEN GAZETTED.

+NEXT YEAR, WE WILL OPEN ANOTHER NEW PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX IN YUEN LO'G AND MORE POOLS ARE BEING PLANNED FOR OTHER NEW TOWNS INCLUDING TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG,+ HE SAID.

ON PUBLIC BEACHES, MR SWEETMAN SAID PLANS TO GAZETTE MORE POPULAR BEACHES ARE ALSO IN THE PIPE LINE.

ON LIFE-SAVING, HE SAID A CRASH PROGRAMME WAS STARTED EARLY THIS YEAR TO TRAIN NTSD OFFICERS TO BE QUALIFIED LIFE-GUARDS. FORTY OFFICERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINED THE BRONZE MEDALLION LIFE-SAVING QUALIFICATION AND VALID FIRST AID CERTIFICATES. TWENTY-TWO OF THEM ARE NOW SERVING IN VARIOUS SWIMMING POOLS AND GAZETTED BEACHES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THIS REPRESENTED ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE TOTAL INTAKE OF NEW LIFE-GUARDS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND HAS HELPED STRENGTHEN THE LIFE-SAVING TEAM SUBSTANTIALLY, MR SWEETMAN CONTINUED.

MR SWEETMAN PAID TRIBUTE TO THE CONCERTED EFFORTS BY THE ST. JOHN AMBULANCE ASSOCIATION, THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES, THE ROYAL LIFE-SAVING SOCIETY AND THE LIFE-GUARD INSTRUCTORS FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME.

ALSO AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, M? ALLAN BRISTOW AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT) OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR CHEUNG FOOK-KAM.

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TALKS ON MENTAL HEALTH * * * *

A SERIES OF LECTURES ON HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF MENTALLY HEALTHY WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON EVERY SATURDAY MORNING THROi SHOUT THIS MONTH STARTING THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW.

THREE LECTURES AND A SEMINAR HAVE BEEN ARRANGED TO PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE COMMUNITY. THEY ARE PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS.

THE CAMPAIGN IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT AND THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, THE HONG KONG PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION.

THE TALKS AND THE SEMINAR, TO BE HELD IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE AT THE DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING, ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE THREE LECTURES WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE AND WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 10.30 TO 11.30 AM. THE SEMINAR WILL BE IN ENGLISH AND WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM.

THE FIRST PUBLIC LECTURE TO BE HELD THIS SATURDAY, ♦MENTAL HEALTH AND YOU*, WILL BE GIVEN BY DR S.W. WONG, PSYCHIATRIST IN-CHARGE OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL.

THE SECOND LECTURE, TO BE HELD NEXT SATURDAY, ENTITLED ♦DEALING WITH STRESS AND LIFE EVENTS*, WILL BE GIVEN BY A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, MISS ADA WONG, A STUDENT COUNSELLOR OF HONG KONG UNIVERSITY.

THE THIRD LECTURE, +MENTAL HEALTH OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN*, WILL BE GIVEN BY MISS EDITH LEE SUK-HAN, AN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE SEMINAR, ON +CURRENT TREND OF TREATMENT IN PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES*, WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THE LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SEMINAR WILL BE DR W.H. LO, CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST IN-CHARGE, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

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FOUR SPECIALISTS WILL ALSO SPEAK AT THE SEMINAR. THEY ARE DR WILLIAM Y.'-. TAM, SENIOR LECTURER, PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT CF HONG KONG UNIVERSITY- DR LESLIE TING-YEUNG CHEN, MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL- MR CHEE-WING WONG, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND DR S.W. WONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER EACH TALK TO BE HELD IN THE MORNING OF SEPTEMBER SATURDAYS. PRESS INTERVIEWS CAN BE ARRANGED AFTER THE TALKS.

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FLEMING ROAD FLYOVER CARRIAGEWAYS TEMPORARY CLOSURE *****

THE SOUTHBOUND AND NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF THE FLEMING ROAD FLYOVERWILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC IN TURNS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) FROM 1 AM TO 2.30 AM AND FROM 2.30 AM TO 4 AM RESPECTIVELY TO FACILITATE ROAD WORK.

HING ROAD CHAI FERRY THE MARSH

CL0SURE PERIODS, MOTORISTS HEADING SOUTH FROM WAN CHAI FERRY PIER ARE ADVISED TO USE HARBOUR ROAD, HUNG ANO THE MARSH ROAD FLYOVER WHILE THOSE HEADING TO WAN PIER FROM THE SOUTH ARE ADVISED TO USE HENNESSY ROAD, ROAD FLYOVER, HUNG HING ROAD AND HARBOUR ROAD.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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CASH TENDERS INVITED FOR YUEN LONG GODOWN SITE * * * *

CA TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR A SITE FOR DEVELOPMENT AS A DANGEROUS ~OODS GODOWN AT YUEN LONG.

T : SITE MEASURES 774 SQUARE METRES AND IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE TOWN CENTRE ,.ND THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A BUILDING COVENANT OF $54.42 MI-LION WITHIN FOUR YEARS. THE PLC- RATIO IS 9.5.

TENDERS SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT BEFORE NOON ON SEPTEMBER 25.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE FROM NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS, OR SHA TIN, TUEN MUN, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, TAI PO, NORTH, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICES.

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POINT PLB CLEARWAY EXTENDED * * * *

THE PUBLIC

LIGHT

BUS CLEARWAY IN MARBLE ROAD, NORTH POINT, --------------------- 7 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO INCLUDE ^SECTION OF R0AD BETWEEN A POINT 45 METRES WEST OF THE JUNCTION w TH Jam Snilr tloccl AND A P0,NT 15 METRES EAST 0F THE JUNCTION wrin KAM HONG STREET.

WILL BE EXTENDED FROM

BY w 7 , NG

7W w'bimisSm??”8 w'thin the restr'cted 2one between

ZONE TRAFF,C SIGNS W,LL BE PUT UP To IDENTIFY THE EXTENDED RESTRICTED

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ANT I-DRUG VARIETY SHOW * * * *

THE Cl < DISTRICT OFFICE (WONG TAI SIN) AND THE ALUMNI ASSOC I A"ION OF SARDA WILL ORGANISE AN ANT I-DRUG VARIETY SHOW NIGHT ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) AT THE MORSE PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE.

THE SHOW IS PART OF THE ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN PROGRAMME TO BE ORGANISED IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT. IT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATION TO SOME 3 OOO PARTICIPANTS.

THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES WILL ASSIST IN ARRANGING FOR POP SINGERS AND ACROBATIC AND MAGICAL PERFORMANCES, WHILE THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF SARDA WILL ASK THEIR VOLUNTEERS TO PERFORM DRAMA AND SONGS TO PUBLICISE ANTI-DRUG MESSAGES.

THE LAST ITEM OF THE NIGHT WILL BE A LUCKY DRAW.

THE ACTIVITY IS ORGANISED FOR THE RESIDENTS OF TUNG TAU, LOK FU AND WANG TAU HOM AREAS - A PLACE WHICH COMPRISES MAINLY GROUP B PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND WHERE DRUG PROBLEMS ARE MOST SERIOUSLY FELT. IT IS HOPED THAT THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY WILL EDUCATE THE PEOPLE, IN PARTICULAR THE YOUTHS, WITH CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEMS AND TO KEEP AWAY FROM DRUGS.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE OFFICIATED BY MR KEVIN C.M. HO, THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (WONG TAI SIN), THE DIRECTOR OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF SARDA, THE POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER (WONG TAI SIN), A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THREE MEMBERS OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE EVENT WHICH WILL START AT 8 PM ON SATURDAY.

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CROSS-HARBOUR BUS TERMINAL POINT RESITED

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THE TERMINAL POINT FOR CROSS-HARBOUR BUS ROUTES NO. 112 AND 122 AT PAK FUK ROAD, NORTH POINT, WILL BE RESITED TO MARBLE ROAD, NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH KAM HONG STREET, FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO ALLOW FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST STAGE OF THE EASTERN ISLAND CORRIDOR.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FS: LAND POLICY HELPS STABILISE PRICES ......................... 1

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KING'S ROaD ........................ 2

TRADE PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS, J/JAJjlRY - JUNE.............. 3

HARCOURT ROAD BUS UNE OPENED TO OTHER VEHICLES FOR TWO WEEKS ...................................................... 5

AMENDMENTS TO DRaFT CENTRAL DISTRICT OUTLINE ZONING PUN ... 6

PEOPLE KEEN TO MOVE TO NEW TOWNS ............................... 7

NEW BRIDGES FOR SAFE CROSSING OVER KCR TRaCKS .................. 9

FOUR LOTS OF LAND TO BE AUCTIONED............................... 9

SCHOOLS URGED TO JOIN HEALTH EDUCATION CONTEST ................ 10

•SWINGING SUMMER' SINGING FINALS .............................. 11

80 VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PROBATIONERS UNDER SWD'S SCHEME ......... 12

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FSi LAND POLICY HELPS STABILISE PRICES ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNMENT BEL.-VES THAT ITS POLICY OF PRODUCING AND SELLING MORE LAUD IS THE ONLY SENSIBLE WAY TO STABILISE LAND PRICES. THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

TO ILLUSTRATE THAT THE POLICY CAN WORK AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT CUT BACK ITS SALES PROGRAMME TO HOLD UP LAND PRICES, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY POINTED TO THE RECENT PROGRAMME OF SALES CF INDUSTRIAL LAND IN KOWLOON BAY WHERE PRICES PEAKED EARLY ON AND HAVE SINCE FALLEN SUBSTANTIALLY.

+ | CAN ASSURE >U THAT GOVERNMENT HAS NO INTENTION OF MODIFYING ITS SALES PROGRAMME BECAUSE OF THIS OUTCOME, WHICH INDEED IT REGARDS AS DESIRABLE,* MR BREMRIDGE SAID AT THE DINNER OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO ASSIGN LAND IN A FAIR AUCTION TO THE BUYER WHO OFFERS THE HIGHEST PRICE IN THE BELIEF THAT THIS ENSURES THAT IT GOES TO THE USER WHO CAN BEST PROFIT FROM IT.

♦CROWN LAND IS NOT WITHHELD FROM THE MARKET IN ORDER TO RESTRICT SUPPLY WITH A VIEW TO MAINTAINING HIGH PRICES. THE PRICE AT WHICH LAND IS SOLD IS THE PRICE WHICH THE MARKET CONSIDERS THAT LAND TO BE WORTH.♦

THE FINANCIAL >ECRETARY POINTED OUT THAT THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY FIVE WITHDRAWALS FROM AUCTION THIS YEAR, WHEN BIDS FAILED TO REACH THE STARTING PRICE — AND TWO OF THEM REFLECTED SPECIAL COVENANTS FOR DANGEROUS GOODS STORAGE.

THREE LOTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN RE-AUCTIONED AND SOLD, WHILE THE OTHER TWO WILL BE RESUBMITTED TO AUCTION AND THEN BE SOLD AT A FAIR MARKET PRICE, HE SAID.

♦OUR ONLY AIM IS TO AVOID ANY RISK OF A RIGGED AUCTION, FOR THE LAND AND THE SALES PROCEEDS AFTER ALL BELONG TO THE COMMUNITY.

♦IT IS NOT THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS A HIGH LAND PRICE POLICY, BUT RATHER THAT THERE IS AN ACTIVE DEMAND FOR COMPLETED PROPERTY IN HONG KONG,+ HE ADDED.

TURNING TO TECHNICAL SERVICES PROVIDED TO, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRY, MR BREMRIDGE SAID THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN AUGUST LAST YEAR TO PLAN, MONITOR AND ADVISE ON VARIOUS PROGRAMMES OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, IS ONE DEMONSTRATION THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES ASSIST INDUSTRY IN A POSITIVE WAY.

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IK 4LL THE VARIOUS INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMMES CONSIDERED AND INITIATE. 3Y THE BOARD, MR BREMRIDGE, SAID, THE EMPHASIS IS TO CONSOLIDATE AND TO CO-ORDINATE THE EFFORTS AND RESOURCES OF THE GC.ERNMENT, ACADEM..S AND INDUSTRY TO MEET THE LONG-TERM NEEDS OF INDUST.. (.

MR BREMRIDGE ALSO THANKEn THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES FOR ITS INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION MADE TO THE INDUSTRY THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.

+AT A TIME WHEN OUR INDUSTRY IS FACING INCREASING CHALLENGES WE NEED TO RELY MORE THAN EVER ON THE INITIATIVES OF INDUSTRIAL BODIES SUCH AS YOURS TO HELP IN MAINTAINING THE CONTINUED PROSPERITY OF THIS VITAL SECTOR OF OUR ECONOMY,* HE SAID.

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NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN KING’S ROAD ft ft ft ft

EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON THE SECTION OF KING’S ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 80 METRES EAST OF TIN CHIU STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES EAST OF HEALTHY STREET CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED NORTHWARDS ON TO A NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED CARRIAGEWAY FROM 2 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 6).

THIS IS ONE OF THE PHASED DIVERSIONS OF KING’S ROAD REQUIRED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR.

AS A RESULT OF THE DIVERSION, RIGHT TURNING MOVEMENTS OF TRAFFIC FROM KING’S ROAD EASTBOUND INTO HEALTHY STREET WEST AND FROM HEALTHY STREET CENTRAL INTO KING’S ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE PROHIBITED.

. VEHICLES HEADING FOR PAK FUK ROAD AND THE TANNER HILL AREA WILL BE DIVERTED TO MODEL LANE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE TRAFFIC LANE ON THE EASTBOUND TRAM TRACK ON KING’S ROAD, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH TIN CHIU STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HEALTHY STREET CENTRAL, WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR PROHIBITED ZONE FOR ALL VEHICLES.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TRk-,.. PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS, JANUARY - JUNE * ft ft ft ft

T,?" prices of dom ic exports and of imports rose by 8 per CENT Ab 10 PER "ENT REo. ECTIVELY IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1981 r PARED WITH THg SAME PERIOD IN 1980. AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF l.ADE INDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF THE DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICE INDEX 0 THE IMPORT PRICE INDF'' DECLINED BY 1 PER CENT.

ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS INCREASED BY 15 PER CENT WHILE THAT OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 6 PER CENT. THE PRICES OF .TE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 9 PER CENT, WITH VOLUME I ' BY 36 PER CENT, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, PRICES ROSE BY 8 PEH CENT AND VOLUME ROSE BY 15 ER CENT.

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 BELOWi

CHANGES COMPARING JAN. - JUNE 1981 WITH JAN. - JUNE 1980

EXPORT VALUE EXPORT UNIT VALUE EXPORT VOLUME

CLOTHING (EXCEPT FUR) ♦16% ♦ 9% + 7%

TEXTILE FABRICS ♦17% ♦ 5% ♦11%

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD - 9% ♦ 7% -16%

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES ♦10% ♦12% - 1%

ALL TRANSISTORIZED RADIOS - 3% ♦ 8% -10%

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ♦45% +17% ♦24%

FOOTWEAR ♦27% + 1% ♦26%

hETAL MANUFACTURES ♦ 1% ♦ 9% - 7%

hETAL ORES AND SCRAP -20% - 1% -19%

WATCHES AND CLOCKS ♦23% - 6% ♦30%

ALL COMMODITIES ♦ 14% ♦ 8% ♦ 6%

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THE EXPORT PRICES OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED, FROM 1 PER CENT FOR FOOTWEAR TO 17 PER CENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. ON THE THER HAND, THE PORT PRICES OF METAL ORES AND SCRAP, AS WELL AS WATCHES iD CLOCKS FELL BY 1 PER CENT AND 6 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

CONSIDERABLE GROWTH IN T! VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WAS RECORDED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+30%), FOOTWEAR (+26%) AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+24%). HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANT DECLINES WERE REGISTERED IN THE EXPORT VOLUME OF METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-19%), AND TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-16%).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY 'RE SHOWN BELOW»

CHANGES COMPARING JAN. -WITH JAN. - JUNE JUNE 1981 1980

IMPORT IMPORT VALUE UNIT VALUE IMPORT VOLUME

FOODSTUFFS +23% +16% + 5%

CONSUMER GOODS +37% ♦ 5% ♦31%

FUELS +38% +37% RAW MATERIALS AND / ♦ 1%

SEMI-MANUFACTURES +18% ♦ 8% ♦ 9%

CAPITAL GOODS +29% ♦ 8% ♦20%

ALL COMMODITIES +26% +10% ♦ 15%

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUELS, THE PRICES OF WHICH JUMPED BY

37 PER CENT, THE PRICES OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY INCREASED

MODERATELY, RANGING FROM 5 PER CENT FOR CONSUMER GOODS CENT FOR FOODSTUFFS. TO 16 PER

ONLY SOME MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS ROSE IN VOLUME TERMS, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING LIVE POULTRY, VEGEJABLES, AND MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD DECLINED.

IN THE CONSUMER GOODS CATEGORY, SIGNIFICANT INCREASES N IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR CLOTHING, RADIOS, TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS AND TAPE RECORDERS, AND HOUSEHOLD-TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.

IMPORTS OF FUELS INCREASED SLIGHTLY, BY 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS.

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THE IMPu..T VOLUME OF VARIOUS KINDS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MAN FACTURES SHOWED A MIXED TREND. WHEREAS PURCHASES OF FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES, WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR, AND YARN OF MAN-MADE FIBRES ROSF SUBSTANTIALLY, DEMAND FOR COTTON YARN AND THREAD AND RAW COTiu.. DECLINED.

AS FOR CAPITAL GOODS, MAJOR INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR OFFICE MACHINES A’D ELECTRICAL MACHINERY.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY ARE SHOWN BELOW1

CHANGES COMPARING JAN. - JUNF 1981 WITH JAN. - JUNE 1980

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

FOODSTUFFS ♦72% ♦11% +55%

CONSUMER GOODS +43% ♦ 4% +38%

FUELS - 3% ♦37% -29%

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES +48% +12% ♦33%

CAPITAL GOODS ♦54% +14% +34%

ALL COMMODITIES +48% ♦ 9% ♦36%

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUELS, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF THE MAJOR END-USE CATEGORIES SHOWED SIGNIFICANT INCREASES, RANGING FROM 33 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 55 PER CENT FOR FOODSTUFFS.

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HARCOURT ROAD BUS LANE OPENED TO OTHER VEHICLES FOR TWO WEEKS * * * M *

THE BUS-ONLY-LANE ON THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HARCOURT ROAD, CENTRAL WILL BE OPENED TO ALL VEHICLES FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS FROM 8 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) TO FACILITATE REPLACEMENT OF THE SOUTHERN PARAPET ON THE HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER.

THE SOUTHERN LANE OF THE HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER AND THE OFFSIDE LANE OF THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HARCOURT ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS FROM 8 PM TO 6 AM FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY AND FOR 24 HOURS ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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A. :*'DMENTS T( DRAFT CENTRAL DISTRICT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN ft * ft * ft

THE TOWN P \NNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY) PUBLISHED TWO MENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR CENTRAL DISTRICT.

1ESE AMENDMENTS INVOLVE HE REZONING OF BOTH A +COMMERCIAL+ SITE WEST OF THE CONNAUGHT CENTRE AND A ^GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION ANJ COMMUNITY* SITE COVERING THE EXISTING CENTRAL BUS TERMINUS TO ♦OTHER SPECIFIED USES* AND ANNOTATED +PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TERMINUS WITH COMMERCIAL USES ABOVE*.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAIDi +THE AMENDMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE TO ALLOW FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TWO SITES. WHICH TOTAL ABOUT 1.4 HEC^RES. THE DEVELOPMENT ENVISAGED WILL, LIKE THE A°MIRALTY STATION AREA, INCLUDE A MAJOR PUBLIC transportation terminus at ground level below two LEVELS OF SHOPPING PODIUM WITH OFFICES ABOVE. THE INCORPORATION OF THE EXISTING BUS

NUS INTO THE DEVELOPMENT HELPS TO MAXIMISE THE USE OF THE BUS TERMINUS SITE AND FACILITATE THE DESIGN OF AN ENLARGED PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINUS/COMMERCIAL COMPLEX.*

♦THE PROVISION OF A PEDESTRIAN PLAZA AND AMENITY AREA ON THE SHOPPING PODIUM WILL BE A SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT. THE PLAZA WILL BE AT THE SAME LEVEL OF AND CONNECTED WITH THE EXISTING ELEVATED PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS IN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND HARBOUR VIEW STREET. IT WILL BE WIDE ENOUGH FOR THE MASS CIRCULATION OF PEDESTRIANS AND WILL PROVIDE FOR FREE FLOW OF PEDESTRIANS BETWEEN THE TWO ELEVATED WALKWAYS.*

♦THE PUBLICATION OF THIS AMENDMENT PLAN WILL NOT PREJUDICE THE CONSIDERATION OF THE OBJECTIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN LODGED IN RESPECT OF THE PREVIOUS PLAN, NO. LH 4/42E, PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 13, 1981,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE AMENDED PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE TOWN PLANNING OFFICE, 17TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE.

THE DRAFT AMENDMENT PLAN IS ON SALE AT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT’S CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, AT $8.50 FOR AN UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 FOR A COLOURED COPY.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS TO THE PLAN AND HAS OBJECTION MAY SUBMIT IT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY, TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 24, 1981.

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PEOPLE KEEN TO MOVE TO NEW TOWNS

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ALTHOUGH THE NEW TERRITORIES CAN SOMETIMES APPEAR TO BE ONE VAST BUILDING SITE, EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE NEW TOWNS BECOME COMMUNITIES WHERE PEOPLE LIVE FULL AND VARIED LIVES AND WHICH THEY ARE PROUD TO CALL HOME.

THIS WAS SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) BY DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF HONG KONG CENTRAL.

MR CHUI SAID HE DID NOT WANT TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THE £W TOWNS AS THEY STOOD WERE UNATTRACTIVE CONCRETE WASTELANDS.

THERE WAS NOW A FOUR-TO-FIVE YEAR WAIT FOR HOUSING IN TUEN MUN, 20 MILES FROM KOWLOON.

♦MANY THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES ARE ONLY TOO EAGER TO GET AWAY FROM CROWDED CONDITIONS AND SQUALID SURROUNDINGS TO THE FRESH AIR AND FRESH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES,* MR CHUI SAID.

THESE PEOPLE HAD TO BE BOUND TOGETHER IN A WEB OF RELATIONSHIPS IN THEIR NEW ENVIRONMENT.

AS WELL AS HOMES TO LIVE IN, JOBS TO GO TO, AND SCHOOLS TO ATTEND, THEY MUST HAVE CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS TO JOIN WHERE THEY CAN DEVELOP THEIR INTERESTS, MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOY THEIR FREE TIME.

THIS MEANT THAT THE VARIOUS YOUTH GROUPS HAD TO EXPAND THEIR ACTIVITIES AND ORIENTATE THEMSELVES MUCH MORE TOWARDS THE NEW TERRITORIES THAN IN THE PAST.

+ IN SOME CASES THEY MAY HAVE TO REGIONAL ISE THEIR ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS,* MR CHUI SAID.

A GREAT DEAL OF EFFORT WAS GOING INTO BOOSTING CULTURAL ACTIVITY IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THIS BOOST CAME AT A TIME WHEN A RING OF AIR-CONDITIONED HALLS WAS BEGINNING TO APPEAR THERE.

IN TSUEN WAN THE TOWN HALL HAD BEEN OPEN FOR WELL OVER A YEAR- THE LUT SAU HALL IN YUEN LONG OPENED RECENTLY-AND THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL IN SHEUNG SHU I WAS NEARING COMPLETION.

HALLS SIMILAR TO THAT IN TSUEN WAN WERE TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN FOR COMPLETION IN 1984/85 AND A SMALLER-SCALE FACILITY WAS BEING PROVIDED IN SAI KUNG.

THE FOUR-WEEK LONG TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL WAS NOW WELL ESTABLISHED AND ATTENDANCE THIS YEAR AVERAGED A VERY ENCOURAGING 80 PER CENT.

BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR ALL SEVEN MAINLAND NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS WOULD HOLD FESTIVALS.

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THESE PROVIDED A FOCUS BUT WERE BY NO MEANS THE ONLY OCCASION IN THE YEAR 'HEN THE ARTS COULD BE ENJOYED IN THE DISTRICTS.

THtRE WAS NOW AN ARTS ASSOCIATION IN EACH DISTRICT, MR CHUI SaID.

THEY AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS WERE BECOMING INCREASINGLY ACTIVE IN SPONSORING PERFORMANCES AND COURSES IN MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA.

IN YUEN LONG, FOR EXAMPLE, A SCHOOL OF BALLET WAS SET UP IN 1979- IN TSUEN WAN, TOO, THERE WERE DANCE CLASSES-A DANCE COMPETITION HELD IN SHA TIN EARLIER THIS YEAR ATTRACTED 40 TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE DISTRICT- IN TAI PO AN INTER-SCHOOL DANCE COMPETITION HELD IN FEBRUARY MET WITH SUCH AN ENTHU> I AST IC RESPONSE THAT IT WAS LIKELY TO BE MADE AN ANNUAL EVENT- MORE THAN 2 OOO YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE ATTENDED DANCE ACTIVITIES IN TUEN MUN THIS YEAR- AND .N SAI KUNG AN ELEMENTARY BALLET CLASS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD WAS 50 PER CENT OVER-SUBSCRIBED.

THE MUSIC OFFICE LAST YEAR PRESENTED 85 CONCERTS IN ITS ’MUSIC FOR THE MILLIONS’ SERIES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, MORE THAN HALF OF WHICH TOOK PLACE INSIDE SCHOOLS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CHILDREN.

SEVERAL DISTRICTS HAD CHILDREN’S CHOIRS, MR CHUI SAID.

EFFORTS WERE ALSO GOING INTO ORGANISING CONTINUING COMPETITIONS IN VARIOUS SPORTS.

EACH DISTRICT HAD A SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THEY HAD GOT TOGETHER TO ARRANGE AN INTER-DISTRICT LEAGUE IN ALMOST EVERY POPULAR SPORT.

♦PENDING COMPLETION OF THE PERMANENT SPORTS GROUNDS WHICH ARE PLANNED, EFFORTS ARE BEING MADE TO MAXIMISE THE USE OF THE FACILITIES WHICH ALREADY EXIST,♦ MR CHUI SAID.

♦THIS CAN BE DONE, FOR EXAMPLE, BY THE PROVISION OF IMPROVED LIGHTING OR BY OPENING SCHOOL PLAYGROUNDS IN THE EVENINGS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.*

ONE GREAT BENEFIT OF LIVING IN A NEW TOWN WAS THE EASE OF ACCESS TO COUNTRY PARKS, HE SAID.

HIKING TRAILS AND NATURE TRAILS WERE BEING MARKED OUT THERE AND EFFORTS MADE TO PROVIDE CAMP SITES, OF WHICH THERE WERE NOW 24.

♦OF COURSE, GOVERNMENT CANNOT DO EVERYTH ING,+ MR CHUI SAID.

♦IT CAN PROVIDE A STIMULUS AND A GUIDE, BUT IN THE LONG RUN THE CONTINUING EFFORTS MUST COME FROM THE PEOPLE.

♦ONLY THEY CAN ENSURE THE STEADY, HEALTHY GROWTH OF THE COMMUNITY+.

LOCAL LEADERS MUST COME FORWARD AND SHOULDER THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAKING THE NEW TOWNS INTO LIVING AND LIVELY ORGANISMS.

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NEW BRIDGES FOR SAFE CROSSING OVER KCR TRACKS X *

SIX FOOTBRIDGES • TO BE BUILT OVER THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY TRACKS .ETWEEN HONG LOK YUEN AND WO HOP SHEK.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE WORK, WHICH IS PART OF THE ELECTRIFICATION AND MODERNISATION OF THE KCR.

THE BRIDGES WILL BE BUILT AT TAI HANG, TAI WO, NAM WAH PO, KAU LUNG HANG, TONG HANG SOUTH AND TONG HANG NORTH.

A TWO-METRE WIDE WALKWAY WITH STEPPED RAMPS WILL BE PROVIDED AT EACH LOCATION TO CATER FOR PEDESTRIAN AND HANDCART MOVEMENTS ACROSS THE KCR TRACES.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 10 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

IN ANOTHER KCR PROJECT, TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW STORES BUILDING AND DANGEROUS GOODS STORE AT THE HO TUNG LAU WORKSHOPS OF THE KCR.

WORK ON THIS PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED BY JUNE NEXT YEAR.

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FOUR LOTS OF LAND TO BE AUCTIONED

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FOUR LOTS OF CROWN LAND, TOTALLING ABOUT 6 000 SQUARE METRES, WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY AUCTION BY THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON SEPTEMBER 28 AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE, STARTING AT 2.30 PM.

TWO OF THE LOTS ARE IN THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION AND ARE BOTH FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES.

THE LARGEST OF THESE MEASURES 3 100 SQUARE METRES, WHILE THE OTHER IS 1 445 SQUARE METRES.

ONE LOT, OF 1 274 SQUARE METRES, IN CAPE DRIVE, CHUNG HOM KOK, IS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES.

ANOTHER LOT, OF 176.6 SQUARE METRES, IN TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD. IS FOR NON-INDUSTRI AL PURPOSES.

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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SCHOOLS URGED TO JOIN HEALTH EDUCATION CONTEST

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HEADS OF SCHOOLS .,RE INVITED TO NOMINATE REPRESENTATIVES TO COMPETE IN THE .'>81 SCHOOLS’ HEALTH EDUCATION SPEECH AND SONG -3NTEST, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

+THE CONTEST IS AN ANNUAL FUNCTION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE IFBAN COUNCIL AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WITH A VIEW TO RAISING HEALTH CONSCIOUSNESS AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN IN HONG KONG,* HE SAID.

THE THEME OF THE CONTEST IS +A CLEAN HOME IS A HAPPY HOME*.

ENTRIES TO THE SONG CONTEST MUST BE ORIGINAL SONGS IN ENGLISH OR CHINESE FOR GROUP PERFORMANCE WITH OR WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT. AND SHOULD BE OF NOT MORE THAN THREE MINUTES’ DURATION.

THERE WILL BE A PRIMARY SECTION AND A SECONDARY SECTION, AND SCHOOLS MAY ENTER ONE TEAM OF 30 TO 60 PUPILS FOR EACH SECTION.

THE SPEECH CONTEST WILL BE CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR SECTIONS — AN ENGLISH SECTION AND A CHINESE SECTION FOR BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

♦HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTED TO HOLD PRELIMINARY ELIMINATION CONTESTS AMONG THEIR PUPILS IN ORDER TO SELECT THE SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE BEST QUALIFIED TO COMPETE IN THE SPEECH CONTEST,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SPEECHES WILL BE LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CONTESTANTS AND THREE MINUTES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CONTESTANTS.

ELIMINATION CONTESTS WILL BE HELD AT DIFFERENT CENTRES IN HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ON OCTOBER 31.

THE FINALS OF THE SONG CONTEST AND THE SPEECH CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 28 AND NOVEMBER 14 RESPECTIVELY AT THE CITY HALL.

WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES AND BOOK COUPONS RANGING FROM $150 TO $600, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SENIOR HEALTH INSPECTOR, HEALTH EDUCATION SECTION, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, 28 01 KWAN ROAD, 01 KWAN COURT, SECOND FLOOR, HONG KONG.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES TO THE SONG CONTEST IS NOVEMBER 2, AND THAT FOR THE SPEECH CONTEST IS OCTOBER 1.

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♦SWINGING SUMMER+ SINGING FINALS

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THE +SWINGING SUM. JR* PROGRAMME, THE FIRST TV SERIES EVER ORGANISED FOR THE ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, DREW TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) WITH THE FINALE HELD AT THE OCEAN PARK.

DESPITE THE RAIN IN THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON, WHICH DELAYED THE PRODUCTION SCHEDULE BY MORE THAN TWO HOURS, THE ENTHUSIASM OF THE AUDIENCE WAS NOT DAMPENED.

AN ATMOSPHERE OF EXCITEMENT PREVAILED AS THE PROGRAMME STARTED WITH THE GRAND FINAL OF THE ^SWINGING SUMMER+ SINGING CONTEST. WINNERS C" THE NINE PRELIMINARIES HELD BETWEEN JULY AND EARLY SEPTEMBER COMPETED FOR THE TITLE OF OVERALL WINNER.

THEY PERFORMED IN FRONT OF A PANEL OF JUDGES, ALL

MUSIC EXPERTS, COMPRISING MR SAM HO OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, MR RAY CORDEIRO AND MR RAYMOND NG OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND MR NG TAK-YIN OF THE MUSIC OFFICE. THE JUDGES HAD A DIFFICULT TIME IN CHOOSING A WINNER, AS THE PERFORMANCES WERE ALL OF A VERY HIGH STANDARD.

AFTER KEEN COMPETITION, MR KWAN CHI-SHING WAS AWARDED THE CHAMPION TITLE WHILE THE PRIZE FOR 1ST RUNNER-UP WENT TO THREE CONTESTANTS, MR FUNG HON-TAK, MR WONG MING-LEUNG AND MISS JOYCE WONG WHO ALL HAD EQUAL SCORES. THERE WERE TWO SECOND RUNNERS-UP. THEY WERE MISS CHAN SIU-SHUN AND LAI MAN-PING.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE OCEAN PARK AND STEWARD OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, SIR KENNETH PING-FAN FUNG AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, MRS SHIRLEY HUNG, BOTH OFFICIATED AT THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY AFTER THE COMPETITION.

THE +SWINGING SUMMER* TV PROGRAMME IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT. IT IS SPONSORED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

THE PROGRAMME WILL CONTINUE TO BE SCREENED ON RTV 1 ON SUNDAYS FROM 12.15 TO 1.15 PM UNTIL OCTOBER 4.

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

80 VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PROBATIONERS UNDER SWD’S SCHEME

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THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (OPERATIONS), ffiS EVELYN DOE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) OF A HALF-DAY ORIENTATION COURSE FOR 80 PUBLIC-SPIRITED PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOINED THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S VOLUNTEER SCHEME FOR PROBATIONERS.

MRS DOE WILL DELIVER AN OPENING SPEECH, AFTER WHICH THERE WILL BE A TALK ON THE WORK OF PROBATION OFFICERS AND THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF PROBATIONERS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A TALK ON THE ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS AND THE TERMS OF SERVICE.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT 2 PM ON SUNDAY AT ROOM 204-206, THE DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING, 15 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 19^1

CONTESTS PAGE NO.

PIONEERS CELEBRATE 10TE ANNIVERSARY OF ETV....................... 1

HOUSE OF COWONS SPEAKER VISITS NT ............................... 2

EMPHASIS OF CARE FOR THE ELDERLY STILL ON THE FAMILY........ 2

NEW SPORTS CENTRE OPENED IN TUEN MUN ............................ 4

GRADUATE APPRENTICES TOLD TO PASS ON SKILLS ..................... 5

FLYOVER TO BE CLOSED FOR FIVE DAYS .............................. 5

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES TO EAST TSIM SHA TSUI ........................ 6

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PIONEERS CELEBRATE 1OTH ANNIVERSARY OF ETV

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PIONEERS OF HONG KONG’S EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION CONVERGED ON THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING FOR A +FAMILY GET-TOGETHER+ TO MARK ITS 1OTH ANNIVERSARY.

HOST AT THE OCCASION WAS THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE, WIO IN THE LATE 196OS WAS GIVEN THE FORMIDABLE TAS; OF GETTING THE PROJECT OFF THE GROUND.

ALSO PRESENT ,.T THE TEA PARTY WERE MR SUN PING-SHU, WHO ASSISTED MR HAYE IN THE EARLY DAYS OF ETV (AND WHO IS NOW RETIRED), M? BRETT PENMAN OF ERIC CUM I NE ASSOCIATES, THE ARCHITECT WHO DESIGNED THE ETV CENTRE, MR IAN PHILLIS OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT WHO HELPED IN BUILDING THE ETV STUDIOS IN BROADCAST DRIVE, AND A NUMBER OF FIRST ETV PRODUCERS AND PRESENTERS.

SIR DAVID TRENCH, THEN GOVERNOR OF HONG KONG, INTRODUCED THE FIRST ETV BROADCAST ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1971, SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO 100 000 CHILDREN.

♦SINCE THEN, IT HAS GROWN BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS FROM BLACK-AND-WHITE PRODUCTION TO COLOUR- FROM A VIEWING AUDIENCE OF 100 000 PRIMARY 3 PUPILS TO OVER 600 000 PRIMARY 3 TO FORM 3 PUPILS TODAY-AND FROM THE BASIC SUBJECTS OF CHINESE, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS AND SOCIAL STUDIES TO INCLUDE CAREERS EDUCATION, FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, JUNIOR AND SENIOR SECONDARY SCIENCE.

♦PLANS ARE NOW IN HAND TO INTRODUCE TWO MORE PRIMARY SCHOOL SUBJECTS, SCIENCE AND HEALTH EDUCATION, FROM SEPTEMBER, 1983, TO EXPAND THE EXISTING SCIENCE SERIES TO INCLUDE A WIDER RANGE OF TOPICS, AND TO EXPAND THE CURRENT SOCIAL STUDIES SERIES TO INCLUDE MORE MORAL EDUCATION ELEMENTS,+ MR HAYE SAID.

THE DIRECTOR SAID THAT THE SUCCESS OF ETV OVER THE LAST DECADE TENDED TO BE TAKEN VERY MUCH FOR GRANTED. THE SERVICE, HE ADDED, HAD BROUGHT QUALITY AND EXCITEMENT INTO OTHERWISE DREARY CLASSROOMS AND HAD EARNED A DESERVED INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS SPEAKER VISITS N.T. « * * *

OF i HE HOUSE OF COMMONS. MR GEORGE THOMAS who

IS IN HONG KU.jG FOR A WEEK-LONG VISIT, t6uRED SHA TIN NEW foWN AND THE BORDER AREA TODAY (SATURDAY). 0 “ AMD

n DAmWAKERs5oNEs!ED BY 'iECRETARY F0R ™E REW TERRITORIES,

wie FR°M A *ANTAGE POINT AT SUI WO COURT, MR THOMAS

WAS TOLD ABOUT MAJOR PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECTS TOWN CENTF ’ DEVELOPMENTS AND THE SHING MUN RIVER CLEAN-U* BY THE DISiRICT OFFICER, DR PATRICK HASE, AND THE PROJECT MANAGER, MR KENNETH KWOK.

AFTER LUNCH AS GUEST OF MR AND MRS AKERS-JONES AT ISLAND HOUSE MR THOMAS, ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF tSe 6TH QUEEN ELIZABETH’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES, LIEUTENANT COLONEL PAUL PETTIGREW, drove through PLOVER COVE, BRIDE’S'pool LUK kIng ping CHE AND TA KWU LING. ’ 6RQ’

VISITED THE 6TH GURKHA RIFLES AT MAN KAM TO AND WAS BRIEFED BY COLONEL PETTIGREW ON BORDER SECURITY MEASURES.

TH0MAS» wh0 arrived on Wednesday, is staying at government

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EMPHASIS OF CARE FOR THE ELDERLY STILL ON THE FAMILY * * * *

THE EMPHASIS ON THE FAMILY AND

THIS WAS ONE

OF CARE FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE REGION IS STILL ON KEEPING THE ELDERLY IN THEIR OWN HOMES.

OF THE CONCLUSIONS REACHED AT A RECENT REGIONAL

CARE FOR THE ELDERLY ORGANISED BY THE WORLD ACTING CHIEF

bEETING ON HEALTH ____ . ... _______

HEALTH ORGANISATION IN MANILA, SAID MR MUI KAN-KIT, SOCIAL WORK OFFICER IN THE DEVELOPMENT BRANCH OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE

DEPARTMENT.

MR MUI, WHO RETURNED TO HONG KONG AFTER ATTENDING THE MANILA CONFERENCE, SAID THE MEETING NOTED THAT IN RECENT YEARS. THERE HAD BEEN A +MARKED INCREASE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPOSITE FORMS OF CARE INCORPORATING ELEMENTS OF SELF OR FAMILY CARE WITH INSTITUTIONAL OR DAY-CARE SERVICES.+

HE SAID EXPERTS AT THE CONFERENCE AGREED THAT THE TREND WAS TO DECREASE THE GROWTH OF RESIDENTIAL CARE, BY SUBSTITUTING DOMICILIARY CARE.

COUNTRIES WITH DEEP-ROOTED SYSTEMS OF FAMILY UNITY SELDOM HAVE ORGANISED, PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED RESIDENTIAL SYSTEMS FOR THE ELDERLY- THE RESPONSIBILITY STILL REMAINS WITH THE FAMILY.

IN CONTRAST, IN THE MORE INDUSTRIALISED SOCIETIES, ORGANISED AND OFFICIAL HELP FOR THE ELDERLY IS BECOMING MORE COMMON.

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EXPERTS AT THE CONFERENCE NOTED THAT EFFORTS WERE BEING MADE TO ESTABLISH A PROPER BALANCE BETWEEN THE ALTERNATIVES WITHIN EACH SYSTLJ OF CARE IN ORUu.i TO CREATE FLEXIBLE SERVICES FOUNDED ON THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF THE ELDERLY.

MR MUI AND DR NG YAU-YU*'G, CONSULTANT GERIATRICIAN OF THE rCDlCAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, REPRESENTED HONG KONG AT THE MEETING, WHICH WAS ORGANISED BY WHO’S REGIONAL OFFICE FOR THE WESTERN PACIFIC AND WAS HELD FROM AUGUST 18 TO 24.

MR MUI SAID MOST OF THE 15 EXPERTS ATTENDING THE COHERENCE WERE MEDICAL STAFF.

♦APART FROM / SOCIOLOGIST FROM JAPAN, I WAS THE ONLY SOCIAL WORKER AT THE MEETING,* HE SAID. +1 WAS ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISCUSSIONS ON THE PROBLEM OF HEALTH CARE FOR THE AGED FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A SOCIAL WORKER.*

*WE HAD A VERY USEFUL EXCHANGE OF VIEWS AND IDEAS AND HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL FROM THE MEETING,* HE CONTINUED.

♦SOME OF THE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY PROVIDED IN OTHER TERRITORIES ARE VERY INTERESTING AND WE WILL STUDY THEM IN GREATER DETAIL TO SEE IF THEY HAVE APPLICATION IN HONG KONG,+ MR MUI SAID.

♦FOR EXAMPLE, IN AUSTRALIA THEY HAVE STARTED SOMETHING CALLED PRE-RETIREMENT COURSES FOR THE ELDERLY. THESE COURSES ARE DESIGNED TO GIVE PEOPLE ABOUT TO RETIRE MORE INFORMATION ON SUCH THINGS AS THE PHYSICAL PROBLEMS OF AGING AND ADJUSTMENT TO LIFE DURING RETIREMENT.*

MR MUI SAID THE CONFERENCE HAD THREE SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES!

M TO REVIEW THE CURRENT STATUS OF WELL-BEING AND HEALTH CARE OF THE ELDERLY IN COUNTRIES OF THE REGION"

M TO DETERMINE PRIORITY NEEDS IN THE AREA OF HEALTH CARE AS A BASIS FOR PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT"

X TO DEVELOP GUIDELINES FOR WHO AND COUNTRY COLLABORATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMME ON HEALTH CARE OF THE ELDERLY WITH EMPHASIS ON THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH AND PREVENTION OF DISEASES.

MR MUI SAID THE WORKING GROUP HAD MADE A NUMBER OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO WHO ON MANPOWER, SERVICES AND EDUCATION AND TRAINING. THE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE CIRCULATED TO MEMBER COUNTRIES LATER FOR THEIR INFORMATION AND REFERENCE.

THE MANILA CONFERENCE WAS ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM EIGHT TERRITORIES.

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NEW St-^.iTS CENTRE OPENED IN TUEN MUN ft * * ft

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (SATURDAY) OPENED A NEJ SPORTS CENTRE IN TUEN MUN.

THE YAN 01 TONG TAI HING SPORTS CENTRE, FORMERLY A FIRE STATION, HAS BEEN CONVERTED WITH THE TONG DONATING 1600 000 TO COVER RENOVATION COSTS AND PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT.

LOCATED IN HING CHEUNG HOUSE OF TAI HING ESTATE, CENTRE HAS A TOTAL AREA OF 1 200 SQUARE METRES.

THE TWO-STOREY

FACILITIES INCLUDE ARCHERY RANGES. FITNESS, DANCE AND TABLETENNIS ROOMS, A CONFERENCE ROOM, CHANGING ROOMS, BADMINTON COURTS AND OFFICES.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE YAN 01 TONG CHAIRMAN, LAU WONG-FAT, SAID THE CENTRE WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE.

HE HOPED THIS WOULD ENCOURAGE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC-SPIRITED PEOPLE IN BUILDING MORE SUCH CENTRES FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY.

THE CENTRE WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED WITH MR AKERS-JONES UNVEILING A PLAQUE AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, RECEIVING THE KEY TO THE PREMISES FROM THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE YAN 01 TONG, MR CHAN CHUNG-HANG.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, GUESTS TOURED THE CENTRE TO SEE ITS FACIL(TIES.

THE CENTRE IS MANAGED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE WHICH RUNS ACTIVITIES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.

ORGANISATIONS WISHING TO USE THE CENTRE CAN APPLY TO THE RSS TOEN MUN OFFICE.

THE FIRE STATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO PUI TO ROAD IN THE TOWN CENTRE.

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GRADUATE APPRENTICES TOLD TO PASS ON SKILLS ft ft ft ft

APPRENTICES HAD A RESPONSIBILITY IN THE FUTURE TO TEACH OTHERS AND ENSURE THAT THE SKILLS THEY HAD LEARNED WERE PASSED ON, THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER, MR G.J. OSBORNE, SAID LAST (FRIDAY) LIGHT.

MR OSBORNE WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY MARKING THE GRADUATION CF 54 CRAFT APPRENTICES.

IN THE CEREMONY, HE ALSO PRESENTED THE LAISHLEY CUP 70 THE TOP APPRENTICE, MR WONG FOOK-SANG OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

CONGRATULATING THE GRADUATES, MR OSBORNE SAID THE HISTORY OF APPRENTICESHIPS WENT BACK MORE THAN 1 000 YEARS.

♦IT IS SIGNIFICANT THAT THE BASIS OF AN APPRENTICESHIP HAS CHANGED VERY LITTLE OVER THAT TIME,+ HE SAID.

♦IN THE SAME WAY THAT OTHERS HAVE TAUGHT YOU THEIR SKILLS DURING YOUR APPRENTICESHIP, YOU IN TURN WILL HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY IN THE FUTURE TO TEACH OTHERS, TO ENSURE THAT THE SKILLS YOU HAVE LEARNED ARE PASSED ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.♦

MR OSBORNE SAID THIS RESPONSIBILITY INCLUDED NOT ONLY THE TRADITIONAL SKILLS, BUT ALSO THE NEW SKILLS THE YOUNG CRAFTSMEN AND WOMEN WOULD LEARN AS THEIR CAREERS PROGRESSED.

HE POINTED OUT THAT ALL THE GRADUATES HAD BEEN OFFERED JOBS WITH THE GOVERNMENT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ONE WHO WISHED TO CONTINUE HIS EDUCATION.

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THE WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD AND STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 11 AM AND 4 PM FROM SEPTEMBER 7 TO 11 FOR SURFACING WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIODS, VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE THE ROADS AT GROUND LEVEL.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES TO EAST TSIM SHA TSUI

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TWO FOOTBRIDGES ARE TO BE BUILT TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO THE NEW DEVELOPMENT AREA IN EAST TSIM SHA TSUI.

THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS CALLING 1ENDERS FOR THE WORK.

THE TWO FOOTBRIDGES, EACH ABOUT 130 METRES LONG, WILL BE BUILT FROM THE WATERFRONT PROMENADE ACROSS SALISBURY ROAD AND MODY ROAD (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CHING YEE ROAD) TO THE NEW DEVELOPMENT AREA.

STAIRS AND RAMPS FROM THE BRIDGES WILL BE LOCATED ON BOTH SIDES OF SALISBURY ROAD AND ON THE WEST SIDE OF MODY ROAD.

THE STEEL FOOTBRIDGES WILL BE COVERED TO PROTECT PEDESTRIANS FROM THE WEATHER.

ONE WILL BE ADJACENT TO THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL AND THE OTHER ADJACENT TO THE HOLIDAY INN HARBOUR VIEW HOTEL.

THE WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT ONE YEAR TO COMPLETE.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO

A NUMBER OF PREMISES CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE INTERRUPTED ON TUESDAY

IN CHAI WAN AND

THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) RESPECTIVELY TO FACILITATE^ORKS^ 8) MA IN •

ON WATER

IN CHAI WAN, SUPPLY WILL BE CUT OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON TUESDAY TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE LEE CHUNG STREET AND NING FOO STREET

ALONG NO. 12-34 AND NO. 23-35 EXCEPT PAK SHA WAN RESITE AREA.

SUPPLY TO CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY BONHAM STRAND, HILLIER STREET, SEA FRONT AND MORRISON STREET.

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SAI KUNG PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR

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SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN A SAI KUNG TOUR IN CONNECTION WITH A DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION HAVE BEEN ASKED TO APPLY QUICKLY.

THE NUMBER OF PLACES ON THE TOUR IS LIMITED TO 50 AND THE CLOSING DATE FOR k PLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 12.

THE COST IS $10 PER PERSON.

THE TOUR IS BEING OFFERED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO ENCOURAGE ENTRIES IN THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WHICH HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY SAI KUNG CULTURE AND RECREATIONAL ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO OPEN AND STUDENT SECTIONS AND THERE WILL ALSO BE A SECTION FOR PEOPLE LIVING OR WORKING IN THE DISTRICT.

ENTRIES CAN BE IN LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF

COLOUR OR BLACK AND WHITE AND THERE IS NO INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES.

ADJUDICATORS WILL INCLUDE THE PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION, MR CHANG HUNG-CHEONG- THE PRESIDENT OF PENTAX PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSOCIATION, MR TAM KWOK-KWAN- PROMINENT PHOTOGRAPHER, MR KO LO-TONG- AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EVENT’S ORGANISERS.

ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30 TO SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AT SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES OR THE BRANCH OFFICE IN SAI KUNG TOWN.

PRIZES WILL BE PROVIDED BY PENTAX AND RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 7.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID A SIMILAR TOUR ORGANISED LAST MONTH WAS WELL SUPPORTED.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1981

CONTENTS PnGE NO.

LAND SALE FORECAST FOR URBAN AREA .............................. 1

LANGUAGE LEARNING MADE SIMPLE .................................. 2

TUEN MUN TO GET EVENING MEDICAL SERVICE ........................ 3

VOLUNTEERS HaVE IMPORTANT ROLE IN PROBATION WORK................ A

NEW MEMBER APPOINTED TO WONG TaI SIN DISTRICT BOARD ........... 4

LECTURES ON FOOD HYGIENE FOR NT RESTAURANT OPERATORS .......... 5

MORE RECRUITMENT CENTRES FOR PRISON OFFICERS .............. 6

LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD CLOSED FOR ONE NIGHT .................... 6

TENDER FOR SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENT IN FANLING ................ 7

ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN FaNLING .............................. 7

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR STANLEY ........................... 8

SALT WATER CUT IN YaU TONG ..................................... 8

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1981

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LAND SALE FORECAST FOR URBAN AREA * * * *

THE GC "RNMENT PLANS TO SELL SOME 31 SITES IN THE URBAN AREA IN THE SIX MONTHS FROM OCTOBER THIS YEAR TO MARCH NEXT YEAR.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (SUNDAY), THE ACTING GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, MR NIGEL BURLEY, SAID THE TOTAL AREA OF SITES PROVISIONALLY FORECAST FOR SALE WAS ABOUT 329 OOO SQUARE METRES.

THE MOST IMPORTANT SITE IS ONE OF 13 000 SQUARE METRES

WEST 0F THE CONNAUGHT CENTRE, THE DEVELOPMENT OF WHICH WILL BASICALLY INCLUDE OFFICES OVER A TWO-STOREY SHOPPING PODIUM WITH BUS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUS TERMINI UNDERNEATH.

INITIALLY, THE SALE OF THIS SITE WAS SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH. HOWEVER IT IS NOW EXPECTED THAT THE SITE WILL BE ADVERTISED IN MID-NOVEMBER, WITH TENDERS CLOSING

IN FEBRUARY.

OTHER LOTS TO BE SOLD INCLUDE NINE OF THEM, WITH A TOTAL AREA OF WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY TENDER

15 FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT-ABOUT 165 000 SQUARE METRES, FOR JOINT VENTURE DEVELOPMENTS.

ANOTHER TWO SIGNIFICANT HIGH CLASS RESIDENTIAL SITES, OF

30 100 AND 34 500 SQUARE METRES IN TAI TAM ROAD, ARE EXPECTED TO GO TO TENDER EARLY NEXT YEAR.

ABOUT THE SAME TIME, A 22 500 SQUARE-METRE SITE AT CHAI WAN HILL WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE FOR MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENT -THE FIRST SITE FOR SUCH A PURPOSE TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE IN THE URBAN AREA.

INDUSTRIAL LAND SALES - MAINLY OF SITES IN KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION - WILL CONTINUE AT AN AVERAGE OF TWO OR THREE SITES A MONTH.

THE PROJECTED PROGRAMME WILL MEAN THAT A TOTAL OF ABOUT 83 000 SQUARE METRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND AND A TOTAL OF 374 445 SQUARE l€TRES OF NON-INDUSTRIAL LAND WILL BE SOLD IN THE URBAN AREA DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1981/82.

THIS COMPARED WITH 89 000 SQUARE METRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND AND ABOUT 185 000 SQUARE METRES OF NON-INDUSTRIAL LAND SOLD IN THE PREVIOUS FINANCIAL YEAR.

MR BURLEY NOTED THAT THE SALES PROGRAMME WAS PROVISIONAL, AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. SALE DATES WOULD BE ANNOUNCED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE NORMAL WAY.

COPIES OF THE LAND SALES FORECAST MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, MURRAY BUILDING, 18TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, AND THE KOWLOON BRANCH OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICE, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON. PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATION OF LOTS CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT THE SAME OFFICES.

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LANGUAGE LEARNING MADE SIMPLE * * * *

THE WIF -FREE INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEMS OF LANGUAGE LEARNING ARE EXPECTED IO BE INSTALLED AND USED ON AN INCREASING SCALE IN PRIMARY AND SECONDA'* SCHOOLS DURING THE 1982-83 ACADEMIC YEAR.

T-E SYSTEM IS PAR jF A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PACKAGE RECENTLY ANNOUNC'D BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AIMED AT IMPROVING THE STANDARDS OF ENGLISH AND CHINESE IN SCHOOLS.

+IT WILL ENABLE PUPILS WF’RING INDIVIDUAL HEADPHONES, WHICH ARE NOT CONNECTED TO ANY POWER SOURCE, TO PICK UP PRE-RECORDED MATERIAL TRANSMITTED FROM A TAPE-RECORDER BY MEANS OF A LOOP OF WIRE FITTED AROUND THE CLASSROOM WALLS,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ENGLISH SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE SAID.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING, HE SAID, THE CHIEF ADVANTAGES OF THE SYSTEM ARE THAT IT PROVIDES EVERY PUPIL WITH AN EXCELLENT MODEL OF SPOKEN ENGLISH, AND THE HEADPHONES ELIMINATE ALL EXTRANEOUS NOISE AND SO ENABLE THE PUPILS TO CONCENTRATE ON THEIR LISTENING ACTIVITIES.

IN ADDITION, THE SYSTEM PROVIDES THE TEACHER WITH AN ADDITIONAL MODE OF INSTRUCTION TO AROUSE STUDENTS’ INTEREST, AND THIS IS PARTICULARLY VALUABLE FOR REMEDIAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING.

IT WILL ALSO PERMIT A TEST OF LISTENING COMPREHENSION TO BE INCLUDED IN THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION ENGLISH SUBJECT, AND OTHER ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS IN HONG KONG.

FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF CLASSROOM ORGANISATION, THE LOOP SYSTEM IS EASY TO CONTROL, AND THE ABSENCE OF WIRES IS A PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE FEATURE WHERE YOUNG LEARNERS ARE INVOLVED.

+APART FROM ITS VALUE AS AN AID TO ENGLISH TEACHING, THE LOOP SYSTEM OFFERS A FACILITY WHICH MAY BE USEFUL IN THE TEACHING OF OTHER SUBJECTS IN THE CURRICULUM, IN PARTICULAR PUTONGHUA AND COMMERCIAL SUBJECTS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

WHEN THE LOOP SYSTEM IS INSTALLED, IT IS INTENDED THAT EACH SCHOOL WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A SET OF TEACHING MATERIALS ON TAPE FOR USE WITH THE SYSTEM, HE SAID.

MATERIALS FOR BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY LEVELS HAVE BEEN SPECIALLY PREPARED BY THE WORKING PARTY ON ENGLISH AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE.

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♦THESE WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO BE SUPPLEMENTED BY A CAREFUL SELECTION Oc COMMERCIALLY-PRODUCED MATERIALS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

DU- ING THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR A TRYOUT OF THE LOOP SYSTEM WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN FIVE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THE AIM OF THE TR..UT IS TO SEE WHETHER ANY SNAGS ARE LIKELY TO ARISE FROM A TECHNICAL POINT OF VIEW WHEN THE SYSTEM IS PUT INTO USE IN SCHOOLS, AND TO EVALUATE THE TEACHING MATERIAL WHICH IS TO BE PROVIDED.

+THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE AND THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE WILL IN DUE COURSE BE CONDUCTING SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS ON HOW TO MAKE THE BEST USE OF THE LOOP SYSTEM,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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TUEN MUN TO GET EVENING MEDICAL SERVICE

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EVENING OUT-PATIENT SESSIONS WILL COMMENCE AT TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT CLINIC FROM NEXT MONTH TO COPE WITH THE NEEDS OF THE INCREASING POPULATION.

THE PLAN TO EXPAND EXISTING MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE AREA WAS OUTLINED AT A MEETING OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES SUB-COMMITTEE OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD.

THE PRESENT OPENING HOURS OF THE CLINIC, IN SAN HUI, ARE 9 AM TO 5 PM ON WEEKDAYS, AND 9 AM TO 1 PM ON SATURDAYS.

UNDER THE NEW ARRANGEMENT CLINIC HOURS WILL BE EXTENDED TO 10 PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY TO PROVIDE A CONVENIENT SERVICE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO SEE A DOCTOR DURING DAY TIME.

OTHER IMPROVEMENT PLANS WERE ALSO DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING, INCLUDING THE NEW YAN 01 POLYCLINIC NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

’■>IT :ih' V ’UE PQLYCL ' V ’C IS EXPECTED TQ STAR’

'jPERATiOfc LATER THIS YEAR.

FACILITIES AT THE POLYCLINIC WILL INCLUDE SIX GENERAL OUT-PATIENT CONSULTATION ROOMS, TWO FAMILY HEALTH CONSULTATION ROOMS, CHEST, DENTAL AND RADIO DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES, AND PATHOLOGICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES.

THE SOCIAL SERVICES SUB-COMMITTEE, WHICH CONSISTS OF NINE UNOFFICIAL AND SIX OFFICIAL MEMBERS, REVIEWS SOCIAL SERVICES PROVISION IN THE DISTRICT, IDENTIFIES LOCAL NEEDS AND RECOMMENDS IMPROVEMENT.

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VOLUNTEERS HAVE IMPORTANT ROLE IN PROBATION WORK

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VOLUNT ?S WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S PROBATION OFFICERS PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN REHABILITATING YOUNG OFFENDERS', THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (OPERATIONS), H?S EVELYN DOE, SAID T^DAY (SUNDAY).

SHE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A HALF-DAY ORIENTATION COURSE FOR 80 NEW VOLUNTEERS WHO HAD JOINED THE DEPARTMENT’S VOLUNTEER SCHEME FOR PROBATIONERS.

MRS DOE SAID THAT APART FROM STATUTORY SUPERVISION, PROBATION OFFICERS MUST MAKE USE OF THEIR SOCIAL WORK KNOWLEDGE AND THEORY TO ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVE OF GUIDING PROBATIONERS.

THEY HELP THE OFFENDERS BY BEFRIENDING THEM AND BY GIVING THEM GUIDANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT DURING THEIR PROBATION PERIOD.

♦IN THE WHOLE PROCESS,+ MRS DOE SAID, +THE FRIENDSHIP, SYMPATHY AND WHOLE-HEARTED SUPPORT OFFERED BY THE VOLUNTEERS WOULD GO A LONG WAY TOWARDS STRENGTHENING THE PROBATIONERS’ DETERMINATION TO GET BACK ON THE RIGHT TRACK.+

MRS DOE SAID THAT SINCE THE VOLUNTEER SCHEME WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED IN 1976, IT HAD RECEIVED STRONG SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY.

♦THE DEPARTMENT CONSIDERS THE SCHEME AN IMPORTANT ONE,+ SHE SAID. +IT HAS THEREFORE EXERCISED GREAT CARE IN SELECTING PEOPLE TO TAKE PART IN THE SCHEME. OVER THE YEARS, STANDARDS REQUIRED OF VOLUNTEERS WITH REGARD TO AGE, ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE IN LIFE HAVE BEEN RISING. THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT PROBATIONERS RECEIVE THE BEST HELP UNDER THE VOLUNTEER SCHEME.+

IN THE PAST, VOLUNTEERS HAD ACHIEVED REMARKABLE SUCCESSES IN PROBATION WORK. MRS DOE EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THE NEWLY RECRUITED VOLUNTEERS WOULD ACHIEVE EVEN GREATER SUCCESSES IN THEIR WORK.

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NEW MEMBER APPOINTED TO WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD ******

THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED MRS PAO NG SHEUNG MAN AS A MEMBER TO THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WITH EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 8, 1981, TO REPLACE MISS YAU YUK LAN WHO HAS RESIGNED TO FURTHER HER STUDIES ABROAD.

MRS PAO WILL ATTEND THE THIRD MEETING OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 8, 1981.

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LECT'?ES ON FOOD HYGIENE FOR NT RESTAURANT OPERATORS *****

A SERIES OF LECTURES ON HOW TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM THE DANGER OF FOOD-BORNE 'EASES AND FOOD-POISIONING WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR NT RESTAURANT OPERATORS.

THE FIRST EIGHT LECTURES AND AN OPEN FORUM STARTING TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 8), HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR SHA TIN RESTAURANT LICENCEES, MANAGERS, CHEFS AND SUPERVISORS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD SAID THE LECTURES ARE PART OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECTS OF THE SHA TIN HEALTH /EEK JOINTLY ORGANISED WITH THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THE AIM IS TO PROMOTE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF FOOD HYGIENE AS APPLIED IN COMMERCIAL PRACTICE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF HYGIENIC FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES OF THE RESTAURANT WORKERS.

THE LECTURES ARE ALSO INTENDED TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PREVENTION OF FOOD POISONING AND PERSONAL HYGIENE, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE WORKING AT FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.

THE TALKS AND THE SEMINAR, TO BE HELD AT THE SHA TIN HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE IN LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE BUILDING, ARE FREE TO THE RESTAURANT OPERATORS.

THE LECTURES, TO BE GIVEN BY THE HEALTH EDUCATION INSPECTORS OF THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE NTSD, WILL BE ENTITLED +PREVENTION OF FOOD POISON ING+, +PERSONAL HYGIENE OF FOOD SERVICE EMPLOYEES AND FOOD HANDLING PRACTICE*, +FOOD HYGIENE RATIONALE EXPLAINED*, ■♦PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIOLOGY*, *CLEAN FOOD SUPPLY*, +CLEANLINESS OF UTENSILS/EQUIPMENT AND GOOD HOUSE-KEEPING*, +LOCAL FOOD BUSINESS LAWS* AND+FOOD HYGIENE IN PRACTICE*.

THERE WILL BE FILM AND SLIDE ILLUSTRATIONS, VISUAL DISPLAY AND LIFE SPECIMENS INCLUDING MEDIA PLATES SHOWING COLONY GROWTH OF BACTERIA FROM A COUGH, AN INDEX FINGER AFTER PICKING THE NOSE, AND A DROP OF LIQUID FROM A DISH CLOTH.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE FOOD HYGIENE PROGRAMME CAN BE MADE TO THE HEALTH INSPECTOR IN-CHARGE OF THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE NTSD HEADQUARTERS AT TELEPHONE 3-676927.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1981

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MORE RECRUITMENT CENTRES FOR PRISON OFFICERS * * * *

THE PR ONS DEPARTMENT HAS STEPPED UP ITS RECRUITMENT DRIVE FOR ASSISTANT OFFICERS BY SETTING UP THREE MORE RECRUITMENT CENTRES ON HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE NEW CENTRES A I LOCATED AT i

* PRISONS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS RECRUITMENT SECTION (01 KWAN COURT, FOURTH FLOOR, 28 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI)

* LAI CHI KOK RECEPTION CENTRE

(BUTTERFLY VALLEY ROAD, LAI CHI KOK, KOWLOON)

* TAI LAM CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION (16-1/2 MILESTONE, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, NEW TERRITORIES)

A NEW DIRECT LINE 5-8916559 HAS ALSO BEEN INSTALLED AT THE RECRUITMENT SECTION FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE ANY ENQUIRIES.

INCLUDING THE EXISTING CENTRE AT THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY, THERE ARE NOW FOUR SUCH CENTRES. ADDITIONAL CENTRES ARE SET UP FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THOSE WHO WISH TO TAKE UP THE CHALLENGING JOB OF A PRISON OFFICER,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE STARTING SALARY FOR ASSISTANT OFFICERS RANGES FROM $2 215 TO $2 450, DEPENDING ON THEIR QUALIFICATIONS, HE ADDED.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS HAVE TO UNDERGO A ONE-YEAR TRAINING AT THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE WHICH ALSO INCLUDES FIELD TRAINING IN VARIOUS PENAL INSTITUTIONS.

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LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD TO BE CLOSED FOR ONE NIGHT * * * *

THE SECTION OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD, NEAR TSANG TAI UK VILLAGE, WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5.30 AM TO ALLOW FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A NEW FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, TRAFFIC TRAVELLING BETWEEN KOWLOON AND SHA TIN OR THE NORTH-EASTERN REGIONS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SHOULD USE TAI PO ROAD.

LION ROAD TUNNEL WILL REMAIN OPEN TO ALLOW ACCESS TO WORLD-WIDE GARDENS, KAK TIN VILLAGE AND OTHER NEARBY AREAS.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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TENDER FOR SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENT IN FANLING * * * *

TENDERS ARE NOW BEING INVITED FOR OPERATING THE SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AT FANLING RECREATION GROUND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDER CAN START OPERATING BUSINESS ON NOVEMBER 1 FOR A CONTRACT PERIOD OF THREE YEARS, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITOR ES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY).

TENDER FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE NTSD HEADQUARTERS ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF AUSTIN CENTRE, 19-23 AUSTIN AVENUE, TSIM SHA TSUI.

COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE ACCOUNTS OFFICE OF T £ NTSD HEADQUARTERS BEFORE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2.

ENQUIRIES ON FURTHER PARTICULARS CAN BE MADE TO THE NTSD HEADQUARTERS ON TELEPHONE 3-677901, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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ROAD IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN FANLING ******

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS TO IMPROVE ROADS AND DRAINAGE IN THE ON LOK TSUEN AREA IN FANLING.

THE WORKS, TENDERS FOR WHICH ARE BEING INVITED, FORM PART OF THE FANLING NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUDE THE DUPLICATION OF ABOUT 800 METRES OF THE EXISTING SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO FORM A DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WITH THREE SUBWAYS.

ABOUT THREE KILOMETRES OF LOCAL ROADS WILL ALSO BE BUILT, ALONG WITH DRAINAGE AND SEWERAGE WORK AND A FOOTPATH/CYCLETRACK NETWORK.

A PWD SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DEVELOPMENT, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING WORK, WILL IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND HELP PROVIDE IMPROVED ACCESS, STORMWATER AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL FACILITIES TO AREAS SCHEDULED FOR INDUSTRIAL USE.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1981

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NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR STANLEY

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NEW TR, FIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN STANLEY

FROM IC AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) TO FACILITATE THE RECONSTRUCTION CF THE STANLEY VILLAGE BUS TERMINUS.

UNDER THE NEW ARR GEMENTS, THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO THE STANLEY VILLAGE BUS TERMINUS WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY .OUTHBOUND.

THE SECTION OF STANLEY VILLAGE ROAD, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO THE STANLEY VILLAGE BUS TERMINUS AND STANLEY NEW STREET, WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

NORTHBOUND VEHICLES ON STANLEY VILLAGE ROAD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO THE STANLEY VILLAGE BUS TERMINUS.

SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES ON STANLEY VILLAGE ROAD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO STANLEY NEW STREET.

SOUTHBOUND VEHICLE ON STANLEY BEACH ROAD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO STANLEY VILLAGE ROAD.

NORTHBOUND VEHICLES ON STANLEY NEW STREET WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO STANLEY VILLAGE ROAD.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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SALT WATER CUT IN YAU TONG * * *

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO PREMISES IN YAU TONG WILL BE TEMPORARILY CUT OFF 0N TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8) AND THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) FOR RENEWAL WORK ON THE DELIVERY PIPE.

ta o B0TH DAYS» SUPPLY WILt- CUT OFF FOR FIVE HOURS FROM 10 AM TO 3 PM.

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MONDAY* SEPTEMBER 7, 1981

CONTENTS

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WARNING ON HUNG MENG BALLOON EIRE DANGER...................

HOUSE SPEAKER VISITS KWUN TONG................................ 2

ADDITIONAL ‘TRAIN SERVICE ,?0R SHA TIN LASER SHOWS ........... 2

REPETITION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS PERMITTED BUT NOT ENCOURAGED . 3

TUBN MDN WORKERS TO GET PUBLIC HOUSING

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WARNING ON HUNG MING BALLOON FIRE DANGER

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A WARNING TO THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE HUNG MING BALLOONS INTO COUNTRY PARKS WAS ISSUED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMIN I STRATI ON.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO ISSUE THE WARNING NOW AT AUTUMN WITH MUCH DRIER WEATHER NOT TOO FAR AWAY.

HE SAID ANYONE FOUND IN A COUNTRY PARK WITH A HUNG Mi NG BALLOON FACED A $5 OOO FINE AND IMPRISONMENT FOR ONE YEAR.

HE DESCRIBED THE BALLOONS AS A +SCOURGE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE* A2?.!A1?„J!JEY WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR LARGE NUMBERS OF FIRES, MANY IN AREAS FIREFIGHTERS FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO REACH.

MANY BALLOONS WERE RELEASED FOR FUN, MOSTLY AT AUTUMN WHEN THE c?ncTcHclcornAS AT 1TS DR,EST* AS A RESuLt LARGE AREAS OF COUNTRYSIDE SUFFERED SERIOUS DAMAGE.

RE SAID ,N VIEW THE GROWING POPULARITY OF THE COUNTRYSIDE FOR RECREATION THE GOVERNMENT WAS TAKING AN INCREASINGLY SERIOUS VIEW OF THOSE STARTING COUNTRYSIDE FIRES.

IHERE W0ULD BE STEPPED UP EFFORTS TO PREVENT HUNG MING BALLOONS FROM BEING TAKEN INTO COUNTRY PARK AREAS.

FINES AND IMPRISONMENT COULD ALSO BE IMPOSED IN CASES WHERE THE BALLOONS CAUSED DAMAGE OUTSIDE COUNTRY PARKS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE COUNTRYSIDE WAS MOST AT RISK DURING THE PERIOD LEADING UP TO AND FOLLOWING THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL WHICH FALLS ON OCTOBER 6 THIS YEAR.

+0N THE FESTIVAL DAY ITSELF IT IS USUAL FOR THE LARGEST NUMBER OF FIRES TO OCCUR,* HE SAID. +APART FROM HUNG MING BALLOONS, CARELESSLY DISCARDED CIGARETTE ENDS AND LIGHTED MATCHES ALSO TAKE A TOLL.*

HE APPEALED FOR CO-OPERATION FROM ALL WHO VISIT THE COUNTRYSIDE FROM NOW ON TO PREVENT FIRES AND TO TAKE SPECIAL CARE DURING THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL PERIOD.

THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, RECENTLY WROTE TO THE CHAIRMEN OF ALL 27 RURAL COMMITTEES SEEKING THEIR SUPPORT IN BATTLING THE FIRE MENACE.

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HOUSE SPEAKER VISITS KWUN TONG MH

THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, THE RT HON GEORGE THOMAS, SPENT THIS (MONDAY) MORNING VISITING KWUN TONG.

ACCOMPANIED BY HIS ASSISTANT PRIVATE SECRETARY, MR DONALD LORD, AND THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR ALBERT LAM, 14? THOMAS FIRST WENT TO KWUN TONG CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, WHERE HE WAS MET BY THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, MR DAVID TSUI.

WHILE TOURING THE TOWN CENTRE, MR THOMAS WAS BRIEFED ON SUCH MATTERS AS TRAFFIC CONGESTION, HAWKER AND STREET OBSTRUCTION AND THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL AND MARKETING FACILITIES.

FROM THE TOWN CENTRE, HE WENT TO SAU MAU PING, AND 'ROM A VANTAGE POINT ON THE ROOFTOP OF AN ESTATE BUILDING, HAD AN AERIAL VIEW OF THE ON LOK TSUEN SQUATTER AREA, WHERE SOME 4 OOO PEOPLE LOST THEIR HOMES IN A FIRE LAST MONTH.

MR THOMAS ALSO VISITED A LOW-RENT DOMESTIC UNIT AT SAU MAU PING ESTATE.

HE CONCLUDED HIS TOUR WITH A VISIT TO THE PO LEUNG KUK’S SAU MAU PING PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING CENTRE, WHICH PROVIDES DAY CARE FOR ABOUT 20 MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN TWO AND SIX.

MR THOMAS IS DUE TO LEAVE LATER IN THE AFTERNOON FOR DELHI.

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ADDITIONAL TRAIN SERVICE FOR SHA TIN LASER SHOWS

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THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL RUN ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR THE OUTDOOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LASER SHOWS TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12, 13 AND 14 AT SHA TIN RACECOURSE.

IN ADDITION TO THE REGULAR SERVICES A SPECIAL TRAIN WILL LEAVE KOWLOON STATION AT 7.07 PM ON THESE THREE EVENINGS AND ARR VE AT THE RACECOURSE STATION AT 7.30 PM, A SPOKESMAN SAID.

*FTE,R ™E SHOWS, TWO SPECIAL TRAINS WILL TAKE PEOPLE BACK TO KOWLOON, LEAVING THE RACECOURSE STATION AT 10.50 PM AND 11.04 PM AND ARRIVING AT KOWLOON STATION AT 11.17 PM AND 11.29 PM.

at e>RcI^NJ^ETS F0R THESE SPECIAL TRAIN SERVICES WERE ON SALE AT $4 FROM TODAY (MONDAY) UNTIL SEPTEMBER 11.

BEFORE AND AFTER THE

APART FROM THESE SPECIAL TRAINS, FIVE UP TRAINS AND SIX DOWN TRAINS WILL STOP AT THE RACECOURSE STATION EVENT, IN THE COURSE OF REGULAR SERVICE.

TIME TABLES FOR THE REGULAR SCHEDULE STATIONS.

HAVE BEEN POSTED AT ALL

PEOPLE INTENDING TO USE THESE TRAINS SHOULD PURCHASE THEIR RETURN TICKETS AT KOWLOON STATION, AS NO BOOKINGS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RACECOURSE STATION.

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REPET i JON IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS PERMITTED BUT NOT ENCOURAGED *****

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ALLOWS UP TO SIX PER CENT REPETITION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS Bo. STRONGLY BELIEVES THAT REPETITION SHOULD BE DISCOURAGE!, MR LI YUET-TING, ACTING SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT) SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS, MR LI SAID THERE WAS A MAJOR PUBLIC MISCONCEPTION THAT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DID NOT ALLOW REPETITION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND THAT PROMOTION WAS AUTOMATIC.

+THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DOES ALLOW REPETITION,* HE SAID.

THE PRESENT PERMITTED REPETITION RATE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IS SIX PER CENT, AND A PUPIL IS ALLOWED TO REPEAT ONCE DURING PRIMARY ONE TO FIVE, BUT IS NOT ALLOWED TO REPEAT PRIMARY SIX.

+WE DO NOT KNOW, HOWEVER, EXACTLY WHAT THE ACTUAL REPETITION RATE IS, BECAUSE MANY PUPILS CHANGE SCHOOLS BUT REMAIN IN THE SAME CLASS,* MR LI SAID.

THE SECOND MAJOR MISCONCEPTION ABOUT REPETITION IS THAT IT IS THE ANSWER TO ALL PROBLEMS.

+UNNECESSARY REPETITION HAS MANY DISADVANTAGES,* MR LI SAID.

+IT MAKES THE REPEATER FEEL BORED, IT MAY CREATE AN INFERIORITY COMPLEX ON HIS PART, AND IT MAKES HIM LOSE A WHOLE YEAR EVEN THOUGH HIS PROBLEM MAY BE A RELATIVELY MINOR ONE.*

MANY EDUCATIONISTS BELIEVE THAT REPETITION SHOULD BE RESORTED TO ONLY IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES SUCH AS WHEN A CHILD HAS BEEN ILL FOR A GREATER PART OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

+THUS, WHILE THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DOES ALLOW UP TO SIX PER CENT REPETITION AT PRESENT, IT STRONGLY BELIEVES THAT REPETITION SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED AND THAT CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES SHOULD BE HELPED IN OTHER WAYS,* MR LI SAID.

IT IS HOPED THAT SCHOOLS WOULD ADOPT REMEDIAL TEACHING IN THE CASE OF CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES, AND THAT WITH AN IMPROVED STAFFING RATIO, TEACHERS WOULD BE ABLE TO GIVE GREATER INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION TO PUPILS WHO WERE WEAK IN CERTAIN SUBJECTS.

MR LI EMPHASISED THAT THE PLAN TO REDUCE REPETITION WAS NOT MOTIVATED BY FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION AS SOME PEOPLE MIGHT THINK.

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nrn 3s A b JLT 0F THE permitted repetition rate, at LEAST 30 P§R_9E_ OF PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE TAKING SEVEN YEARS TO

COMPLETE THE SIX-YEAR COURSE

WE REALLY BEl . .VE THAT OUR CHILDREN ARE SO WEAK ACADEMICALLY? JHOULD WE NOT DO OUR BEST TO SAVE THEM ONE PRECIOUS fEAR OF THEIR LIVES WHICH NO AMOUNT OF MONEY CAN BUY BACK7+ MR LI ASKED.

+THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WHICH WE SHOULD ALL BEAR IN MIND.

I WOULD URGE ALL SCHOOLS TO ADOPT REMEDIAL TEACHING AS A MATTER OF PR IOR ITY,+ HE SAID.

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TUEN MUN WORKERS TO GET PUBLIC HOUSING

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ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING PUBLIC HOUSING WILL BE GIVEN TO TUEN MUN FACTORY WORKERS WHO ARE AT PRESENT NOT LIVING IN THE NEW TOWN AND WHO HAVE TO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES TO AND FROM WORK EACH DAY.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED AT A MEETING OF THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY SUB-COMMITTEE OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD.

THE DECISION IS MAINLY THE OUTCOME OF A RECOMMENDATION MADE BY THE SUB-COMMITTEE AT ITS PREVIOUS MEETING, DURING WHICH THE PROBLEM OF LOCAL EMPLOYMENT AND TRANSPORATION OF WORKERS WAS DISCUSSED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE OVERALL COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN.

PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO LOCAL WORKERS, WHO ARE EITHER RESIDENTS OF HOUSING ESTATES IN URBAN AREAS BUT WISH TO TRANSFER THEIR FLATS TO TUEN MUN, OR THOSE WHO HAVE EARLIER APPLIED FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND WANT TO MOVE TO THE DISTRICT NOW.

THE NEW TERRITORIES MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION WILL BE CO-ORDINATING APPLICATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL FACTORIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN NOTIFIED.

FORMED IN APRIL THIS YEAR, THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY SUB-COMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING THE NEW TOWN’S COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS.

LOCAL INDUSTRIALISTS, ENTREPRENEURS AND VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ARE REPRESENTED ON THE SUB-COMMITTEE WHICH IS ONE OF SIX SERVING THE DISTRICT BOARD. IT IS CHAIRED BY TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BILLY LAM AND HAS 10 OFFICIAL AND 14 UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS.

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AIRPORT TUNNEL SET TO OPEN BY YEAR'S END ........................ 1

PARENTS' CONSENT NEEDED ......................................... 1

DISTRICT BOARD PRAISES POLICE FOR FOILING ROBBERY ............... 2

QUIZ CONTESTANTS rtIM FOR BIG PRIZE ............................. 3

FOOD HYGIENE TRAINING COURSE .................................... J

VACCINATION FOR FISHERMEN'S CHILDREN ............................ 4

DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED ........................................ 4

MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATIONS FOR JOO ELDERLY PEOPLE .................. 5

WATER MAINS WORK ................................................ 5

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AIRPORT TUNNEL SET TO OPEN BY YEAR’S END ft ft ft ft

TRAFFIC FLOW BETWEEN KWUN TONG AND THE TO KWA WAN-HUNG HOM AREA WILL BE SPEEDED UP WHEN THE AIRPORT TUNNEL OPENS BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE 1.2 KILOMETRE ONG TUNNEL STARTS JUST SOUTH OF THE AIR , CARGO TERMINAL, RUNS UNDER THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RUNWAY AND CONNECTS WITH THE NEW EAST KOWLOON WAY.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICER, ROAD TUNNELS MANAGEMENT DIVISION, MR FRED MAY, SAID TODAY THAT THE AIRPORT TUNNEL WOULD HAVE A CAPACITY OF ABOUT 80 000 VEHICLES A DAY AND BE HONG KONG’S ONLY TOLL-FREE TUNNEL.

♦MOST OF THE APPROACH ROADS TO THE TUNNEL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND THE INSTALLATION OF LIGHTING AND VENTILATION SYSTEMS IS 80 PER CENT FINISHED,* HE SAID.

♦WE ARE NOW AWAITING DELIVERY FROM AUSTRIA OF A COMPUTER THAT WILL BE USED TO CONTROL TRAFFIC AND, BY MONITORING EXHAUST EMISSIONS, VISIBILITY AND TRAFFIC FLOWS, WILL SUGGEST TO THE DUTY SUPERVISOR CORRECT LEVELS OF VENTILATION SUPPLY.

♦BEING PROGRAMMABLE, THE COMPUTER COULD PERFORM THIS CONTROL FUNCTION COMPLETELY AUTOMATICALLY.*

MR MAY SAID THAT TO RELIEVE PRESSURE ON THE SURROUNDING ROAD NETWORK, THE GOVERNMENT HOPED TO OPEN ONE TUBE OF THE TWIN-TUBE TUNNEL TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

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PARENTS’ CONSENT NEEDED ft ft ft ft

SCHOOLS ARE REMINDED TO OBTAIN THE CONSENT (W padcmtc uueu STUDENTS ASSIST IN SELLING FLAGS OR FLOWERS FOR CHAfit?^ I WHEH ORGANISATIONS ON APPROVED FLAG AND FLOWER DAYs! CHARITABtE

A GENERAL CIRCULAR TO SCHOOLS. AN EDUCATION dfpartmpmt SPOKESMAN SAIDi ♦SUPERVISORS AND HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE STRnwri v advised to seek prior approval of parents in such 5JIes™Y BASISSTH?EJI?nPART,C,PATE ,N THESE ACTIVITIES on a VOLUNTARY nt SAID*

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DISTRICT BOARD PRAISES POLICE FOR FOILING ROBBER/ ******

"EMBERS OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD TODAY (TUESDAY) CONGRATULATED THE POLICE FOR THEIR SUCCESS IN FOILING AN ARMED ROBBERY IN 01 MAN ESTATE YESTERDAY.

AT ITS THIRD MEETING HELD THIS AFTERNOON, BOARD MEMBERS AGREED THAT THE BRAVERY OF THE POLICE OFFICERS CONCERNED SHOULD BE RECOGNISED.

THEY ALSO ENCOURAGED THE PEOPLE OF WONG TAI SIN TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE POLICE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME BY PROVIDING INFORMATION ON SUSPECTED CRIMINALS AND THEIR ACTIVITIES.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE BOARD THANKED THE POLICE FOR HEIR CONTINUOUS EFFORTS TO REMOVE ABOUT 60 ABANDONED VEHICLES IN THE DISTRICT EACH MONTH.

♦THESE VEHICLES OBSTRUCT TRAFFIC AND POLLUTION PROBLEMS,+ THE BOARD NOTED.

LEAD TO ENVIRONMENTAL

THE BOARD WAS ALSO PLEASED TO RECEIVE A REPORT CONCERNING THE URBAN COUNCIL’S PLAN TO REDEVELOP THE KAI TAK AMUSEMENT PARK TO PROVIDE VARIOUS FACILITIES, INCLUDING A PLAYGROUND, A REST GARDEN AND A COOKED FOOD CENTRE.

THE REDEVELOPMENT PLAN WILL HELP SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF SHORTAGE OF LEGAL EATING FACILITIES IN SAN PO KONG, AS WELL AS OF ILLEGAL HAWKING AND THE LACK OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE AREA.

THE BOARD ALSO WELCOMED THE RECENT ESTABLISHMENT OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL AND PLANNED TO SET ASIDE AN INITIAL GRANT OF |25 000 FOR THE COUNCIL THIS YEAR.

DURING THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, THE BOARD WILL ADVISE ON THE ALLOCATION OF *500 000 FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. SO FAR THIS YEAR THE BOARD HAS SPENT ABOUT *40 000.

MEMBERS ALSO DISCUSSED PAPERS ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES. REQUESTS WERE MADE FOR MORE ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AS WELL AS MORE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY. MEMBERS AGREED TO REQUEST THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO REVIEW THE ALLOCATION SYSTEM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES.

AS A RESULT OF QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS, THE BOARD AGREED TO LOOK INTO THE ADEQUACY OF PROVISION OF STUDY ROOMS IN THE DISTRICT AT THE NEXT MEETING.

THE BOARD ALSO DECIDED THAT MEMBERS SHOULD MEET THE PUBLIC DIRECTLY SO THAT THEY MIGHT BE ABLE TO ADVISE ON COMMUNITY PROBLEMS MORE FULLY. EACH THURSDAY EVENING TWO MEMBERS WILL OPERATE AN INFORMAL WARD SYSTEM AT THE CDO, WONG TAI SIN.

THE SCHEME WILL BE EXPERIMENTAL INITIALLY, AND SUBSEQUENTLY AN EVALUATION WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD.

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QUIZ CONTESTANTS AIM FOR BIG PRIZE ft ft ft

NINE LvCKY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO WINNIi. A BIG PRIZE IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE CURRENT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ COMPETITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, REDIFFUSION TELEVISE” AND HONG KONG DAILY NEWS.

THEY ARE MESSRS. NG WAI-KEUNG (43), CHAN TIN-YAU (30), LAU CHAI-MING (33), CHAN KWONG (47), YIU LAU-YAN (44), CHEUNG PAK-CHEUNG (22) AND MISSES LAI LAI-KWAN (30), LAU KAN-YEE (29) AND CHUNG MO-LING (22).

THE LUCKY NINE, DRAWN FROM MORE THAN 2 000 CORRECT ENTRIES TO THE COMPETITION, WILL TAKE PART IN AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ ON RTV’S +HAPPY HOUR+ PROGRAMME ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14.

THERE ARE NINE PRIZES TO BE SHARED AMONG THE NINE CONTESTANTS WHO HAVE TO COMPET FOR THE BETTER ONES, INCLUDING A $4 500 COLOUR TELEVISION SET (BY COURTESY OF PHILIPS HONG KONG) AND FREE TRIPS TO JAPAN, THAILAND OR THE PHILIPPINES (BY COURTESY OF HONG KONG DAILY NEWS).

THE OTHER PRIZES ARE AN RTV SPECIAL PRIZE OF ONE MINIATURE 24K GOLD SAFETY HELMET WORTH |1 200, ONE ATARI VIDEO ELECTRONIC TV GAME WORTH $1 250 (DONATED BY KONG KING TRADING CO.) AND THREE STEREO CASSETTE PLAYERS EACH WORTH 1650 (LABOUR DEPARTMENT PRIZES).

THE GRAND FINALE OF THE COMPETITION IS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AT THE END OF OCTOBER, WITH 15 CORRECT ENTRIES TAKING PART.

THE WINNERS IN THE FINALE WILL BE AWARDED EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE PRIZES, INCLUDING A GRAND PRIZE OF A $30 000 CHARADE 1000 CC PRIVATE CAR DONATED BY TAI FAT LTD.

FOOD HYGIENE TRAINING COURSE ft ft ft

THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF LECTURES ON FOOD HYGIENE AND PREVENTION OF FOOD POISONING FOR SHA TIN RESTAURANT OPERATORS WAS CONDUCTED TODAY BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

A GROUP OF 20 SHA TIN RESTAURANT LICENCEES, MANAGERS, CHEFS AND SUPERVISORS ATTENDED THE FIRST-DAY LECTURE AT SHA TIN HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE AT LEK YUEN.

THE LECTURES AND OPEN FORUM ORGANISED BY THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE NTSD MAKE UP THE FIRST FOOD HYGIENE TRAINING COURSE TO BE RUN EACH MONTH IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT THE NEW 1ERRITORIES.

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VACCINATION FOR FISHERMEN’S CHILDREN * * * *

HONG KONG’S FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED IN THEIR OWN INTERESTS TO ERING THEIR CHILDREN FOR VACCINATION AGAINST VARIOUS CHILDHOOD INFECTIOUS DISEASES.

A MARINE LAUNCH WILL BE MOORED AT THE YAUMATI TYPHOON SHELTER ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, THE DAY BEFORE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, TO GIVE FREE VACCINATION TO CHILDREN IN THE FISHING COMMUNITY.

FOR MANY YEARS NOW, A MARINE LAUNCH HAS BEEN REGULARLY SENT WITH AN INOCULATION TEAM ON BOARD, TO ADMINISTER IMMUNISATION VACCINES AGAINST VARIOUS INFECTIOUS DISEASES TO THE FLOAT I G POPULATION, A MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

VACCINATIONS AGAINST MEASLES, DIPHTHERIA, TETANUS, POLIOMYELITIS AND'OTHER INFECTIOUS DISEASES, WILL BE GIVEN FREE TO THE FISHING PEOPLE ON BOARD THE MARINE LAUNCH WHICH WILL BE MOORED AT YAUMATI TYPHOON SHELTER ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM.

VACCINATIONS AGAINST THESE INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND AT ALL MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CENTRES RUN BY THE DEPARTMENT.

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DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED * * * *

THE

THE GOVERNOR, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCES PASSFn ON CHEUNG WAI-BUN AND PHUNG HAI ON MARCH 19, I960 AND MAY 21 1980 SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO LIFE AND 20 YEARS* IMPRISONMENT RESPECTIVELY.

Te.M “AS F0UND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF GAHLEB TEYFOUR IN A

TSIM SHA TSUI HOTEL ON JUNE 27, 1979 AND PHUNG WAS FOUND GUILTY OF SpT?HBe"1£ 19??? C,NH-SINH iN K‘l TAK EAST HEFWEE CANPU<!nTV *

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MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATIONS FOR 300 ELDERLY PEOPLE ft ft ft ft

ABOU JOO ELDERLY PEOPLE FROM NORTH DISTRICT, NEW TERRITORIES, WILL TTEND A GATHERING ON FRIDAY TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THEY ARE ALL AG_. OVER 60 AND COME FROM SHA TAU KOK, FANLING, SHE UNG SHU I Ai,.. TA KWU LING.

THE EVENT IS THE FIRST FUNCTION ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMUTES FOR ELDERLY ACTIVITIES FORMED IN JUNE THIS YEAR.

IT WILL BE HELD AT SHEK WU HUI PLAYGROUND FROM 7 PM TO 9.30 PM. THE ENTERTAINMENT WILL INCLUDE CANTONESE OPERA, MAGIC SHOWS A.4D A LUCKY DRAW. MOONCAKES AND FRUIT WILL BE PROVDED.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR CHEUNG KUEN, SAID BESIDES THE MID-AUTUMN GAirtERING OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDING VISITS TO THE SPACE MUSEUM, SHA TIN RACECOURSE AND OCEAN PARK WERE BEING ORGANISED FOR THE ELDERLY PEOPLE.

MOST OLD PEOPLE IN NORTH DISTRICT WERE BORN HERE AND HAD NOT HAD MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO GO TO THE URBAN AREAS, HE SAID.

♦WE HOPE TO ORGANISE MORE ACTIVITIES FOR THEM TO SHOW THAT THEY HAVE NOT BEEN FORGOTTEN BY THE YOUNGER GENERAT ION,♦ MR CHEUNG SAID.

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEES INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, THE POLICE, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES AND SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENTS AND LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS.

NORTH DISTRICT BOARD HAS PROVIDED $50 000 FOR THE COMMITTEE FROM ITS 1981/82 BUDGET.

WATER MAINS WORK ft ft ft ft

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN SHEUNG KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR 10 HOURS FROM 9 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) TO 7 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS CONNECTION WORKS.

PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE: WEST OF WO YI HOP ROAD BETWEEN LEI MUK ROAD AND TA CHUEN PING STREET, INCLUDING LAM TIN STREET, CHUN PIN STREET, TA CHUEN PING STREET AND SHEK KIN STREET, WO Yl HOP ROAD, SHEK YAM ROAD AND SHEK Yl ROAD.

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AREA WATER SUPPLY CUT ft * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN WONG TAI SIN WILL BE TURNED OFF FC"> EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) TO 6 Am THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE WATER MAIN REPAIR WORK.

PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE THOSE AT SHEUNG YUEN LENG, HA YUEN LENG AND TAI HOM VILLAGE.

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CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TSUEN WAN TO GET HONG KONG'S LARGEST PARK ...................... 1

SOCIAL WELFARE HELP TO MENTALLY ILL ............................ 2

SURVEY FOR SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME .............................. 4

ONE MAIL DELIVERY ON MONDAY .................................... 4

YOUTHS LEARN ABOUT WORKING WORLD ............................... 5

EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY FOR 18 LIONS IN YUEN LONG ................. 6

NINE-HOUR WATER CUT ............................................ 6

LEARNING ABOUT LIFE AT OCEAN PARK .............................. 7

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TSUEN WAN TO GET HONG KONG’S LARGEST PARK * * * *

WORK WILL BEGIN NEXT APRIL ON BUILDING A 27-HECTARE PARK IN TSUEN WAN WHICH WILL BE THE LARGEST IN HONG KONG.

LANDSCAPE CONSULTANTS, APPOINTED BY TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, HAVE COMPLETED STUDIES ON THE WORKS REQUIRED TO TURN THE FORMER REFUSE TIP AT GIN DRINKERS BAY INTO A PLACE FOR RECREATION AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES.

A MEETING BETWEEN THE CONSULTANTS AND TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WAS HELD RECENTLY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON THE FACILITIES TO BE INCORPORATED INTO THE PARK.

INITIALLY, THE CONSULTANTS SUGGESTED 14 TENNIS COURTS, A KILT I-PURPOSE GAMES PITCH, A CYCLE TRACK SURROUNDING THE PARK, A LOOKOUT TOWER, A RESTAURANT, AN AMPHITHEATRE, A GARDEN, AN AVIARY, A GLASS HOUSE AND A SMALL ZOO.

MEMBERS ON THE WHOLE WERE IN FAVOUR OF THE PROPOSALS BUT RECOMMENDED THATi

* THE CYCLE TRACK SHOULD BE OF WORLD STANDARD AND PROVIDED WITH A SPECTATOR STAND AS IT WOULD BE USED FOR PRACTISING AND COMPETITION-

M THE AMPHITHEATRE SHOULD HAVE A COVERED STAGE AND SEATING CAPACITY OF 1 500-

* THERE SHOULD BE A CAR PARK FOR AT LEAST 100 VEHICLES- AND

* A ROLLER SKATING RINK SHOULD BE PROVIDED.

COMMENTING ON THE PROJECT, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S RECREATION AND SPORTS SUB-COMMITTEE, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN, SAID THE PARK WOULD PROVIDE A MAJOR BOOST TO RECREATION FACILITIES IN TSUEN WAN.

BE

+WE HOPE TO HAVE SOME FACILITIES WHICH COULD NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THE URBAN AREA,* HE SAID.

ACCORDING TO THE ACTING TSUEN WAN PROJECT MANAGER, MR NORMAN TUCKER, GIN DRINKERS BAY CONTROLLED TIP WAS ONE OF THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD AND THE PROCESS OF TURNING IT INTO A PARK WOULD BE COMPLEX.

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THE CONSULTANTS’ WORK, HE SAID, ALSO INCLUDED FINDING SOLUTIONS TO THE DISPOSAL OF LIQUID WASTES PERCOLATING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE TIP, SAFE DISPERSAL OF METHANE GASES PRODUCED BY DECOMPOSING ORGANIC MATTER AND DIFFERENTIAL SETTLEMENT DUE TO VARYING DEGREES OF COMPACTION THROUGHOUT THE TIP.

THE FIRST STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT AND SITE PREPARATION WORKS WILL START IN APRIL. THESE WILL INCLUDE EARTH WORKS, DRAINAGE, GAS CONTROL AND PRELIMINARY PLANTING, AND IT IS HOPED THAT PART OF THE PARK WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN 1983/84.

MR TUCKER SAID THE WHOLE PROJECT, ESTIMATED TO COST $100 MILLION, WOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN FOUR STAGES AND BE READY BY LATE 1986.

THE CONSULTANTS INCLUDE EXPERTS IN WASTE DISPOSAL.

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«??94L.WELFARE SERVICES HAVE AN IMPORTANT PART TO PLAY IN THE REHABILITATION OF THE MENTALLY ILL, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

FR'MARY R0LE IS T0 HELP THESE PEOPLE THROUGH PERIODS CF CRISIS OR ADJUSTMENT SO THAT THEY MAY ONCE AGAIN BE ABLE TO LIVE WITH CONFIDENCE AS INDEPENDENT MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, HE wA ID.

eerT. eE™5,N?.f.AT THE 31ST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ST. JAMES SETTLEMENT. HE SAID HOWEVER THAT +THE PROVISION OF DIRECT SERVICES ALONE IS ONLY PART OF THE SOLUTION AND MUST BE COMBINED WITH A GENUINB DESIRE BY THE COMMUNITY TO ACCEPT EX-MENTAL PATIENTS INTO THEIR MIDST AND TO SUPPORT THEM IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.+

HE DESCRIBED THE SOCIAL CARE OF THE MENTALLY ILL AS AN ARFA nr auco'tu WHICH IS OFTEN NEGLECTED, NOT ONLY IN HONG KONG BUT ALL OVER THB WORLD, AND SAID THAT NEARLY FOUR PER CENT OF Kycm?Jt^Ji2?i5ere’ or about 200 000 PE0PLE» MAY be IN NEED OF roTiniAInlb ntlr,

-ru!fbA3'yELY M,N0R PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED rcTcoHmoA?iMR SK THAT THEY W0ULD LEAD T0 PROGRESSIVE MENTAL

1tK I UK A 1 ION.

HIGH DENSITY LIVING AND THE PRESSURES OF A BUSY URBAN ENVIRONMENT INEVITABLY RESULTED IN HIGHER INCIDENCES OF SUCH MINOR PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS.

?UST EXPECT» THEREFORE, OUR PROBLEMS IN THIS AREA TO a^tc?rsequently’ for the demand for preventive OR SOCIAL SUPPORT SERVICES TO INCREASE.+

/MR ALLEYNE .......

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MR ALLEYNE SAID THAT COUNSELLING AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE MENTALLY DISTURBED WAS +OF FUNDAMENTAL IMPORTANCE*.

IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAD SENT OFFICERS TO ATTEND SPECIALIST COURSES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ON PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK.

HALF-WAY HOUSES AND SHELTERED WORKSHOPS WERE VITAL TO HELP PERSONS RECENTLY DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL TO RE-ESTABLISH A STABLE PATTERN OF LIFE BY PROVIDING BOARD, MEALS, SOCIAL-WORK COUNSELLING AND MUTUAL SUPPORT.

THERE WAS A NEED FOR SOME 1 OOO PLACES IN HALF-WAY HOUSES, MR ALLEYNE SAID. AT PRESENT THERE ARE ONLY 172.

♦THE SUPPORT OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IS THEREFORE DESPERATELY NEEDED IF WE ARE TO ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVE OF INCREASING PROVISION BY 150 PLACES PER YEAR,+ HE SAID.

SHELTERED WORKSHOPS PERFORM A SIMILAR FUNCTION TO HALF-WAY HOUSES FOR THOSE WHO REQUIRE TIME TO ADJUST TO THE IDEA OF RETURN TO A NORMAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT.

♦FOR THOSE WHO ARE ABLE TO GO BACK TO WORK, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT OFFER A JOB PLACEMENT SERVICE,+ MR ALLEYNE

♦IN DUE COURSE, THIS SERVICE WILL BE TAKEN OVER BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WHO WILL BE IN A POSITION TO OFFER A MUCH WIDER RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES TO HANDICAPPED PEOPLE.+

HE SAID SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES MUST ALSO SEEK TO RE-INTEGRATE EX-MENTAL PATIENTS FULLY INTO SOCIETY AND TO HELP THEM RE-ESTABLISH SOCIAL CONTACTS AND SELF-CONFIDENCE. HERE SOCIAL CLUBS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE.

MR ALLEYNE SAID THAT FOR SOME CHRONICALLY DISABLED, EARLY DISCHARGE FROM A RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTION WAS NOT POSSIBLE.

FOR MANY REASONS, IT WAS UNDESIRABLE THAT SUCH PEOPLE SHOULD REMAIN INDEFINITELY IN HOSPITAL — NOT LEAST THE NEED TO RELIEVE THE OVERCROWDING IN PSYCHIATRIC WARDS. AS All ALTERNATIVE, THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO DEVELOP RESIDENTIAL HOMES CATERING TO LONG-STAY CASES OF THIS SORT.

ONE SUCH HOME IS ALREADY PLANNED FOR 200 PEOPLE AND WILL BE RUN BY A VOLUNTARY AGENCY IN TUEN MUN.

♦MY DEPARTMENT IS ALSO PLANNING TO PLAY A DIRECT ROLE IN THE PROVISION OF SUCH SERVICES,* MR ALLEYNE SAID. *OUR PRESENT ESTIMATES SUGGEST A NEED FOR 500-600 PLACES IN SUCH HOMES HOWEVER, AND, ONCE AGAIN, I HOPE IT WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP TO MEET THIS NEED.*

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SURVEY FOR SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME

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A SAMPLE SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED THIS MONTH BY THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH RECREATION TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 13 AND 28, INCLUDING SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, TRAINED ENUMERATORS WILL VISIT A RANDOM SELECTION OF HOUSEHOLDS AND ASK A FEW SIMPLE PERSONAL QUESTIONS AND SOME MORE DETAILED ONES DEALING WITH THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

EACH ENUMERATOR WILL CARRY AN OFFICIAL IDENTITY CARD.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH RECREATION SAID, +THE INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE SURVEY IS VITAL FOR ASSESSING THE EXISTING SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES AND FOR PLANNING FUTURE PROGRAMMES, FOR IT WILL GIVE US A BETTER IDEA OF WHAT THE YOUTHS LIKE AND NEED IN TERMS OF RECREATION.*

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL, AND APPEALED TO HOUSEHOLDS TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE ENUMERATORS BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION.

ANYONE HAVING ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE SURVEY OR THE IDENTITY OF THE ENUMERATORS, MAY CALL THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR YOUTH RECREATION AT 5-951850 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

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ONE MAIL DELIVERY ON MONDAY * M * *

THERE WILL BE ONE DELIVERY OF MAIL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, WHICH IS A GENERAL HOLIDAY, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED.

THIRTY-THREE POST OFFICES, INCLUDING THE GENERAL POST OFFICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI IN KOWLOON, AND TSUEN WAN AND TAI PO OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 12 NOON.

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YOUTHS LEARN ABOUT WORKING WORLD * * * *

MORE THAN 300 000 YOUNG PEOPLE TOOK PART IN A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE (YEAS) OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT LAST YEAR.

SPEAKING AT THE LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF THE PEAK HONG KONG TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DAVID LIN, SAID THE ACTIVITIES WERE DESIGNED TO ENABLE YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORKING WORLD.

♦EVERYBODY HAS TO GO THROUGH THE STAGE OF ENTERING THE WORLD OF WORK ON LEAVING SCHOOL. THE MAJOR RESPONSIBILITY OF THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE IS TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE TO DECIDE WHAT CAREER TO FOLLOW ON LEAVING SCHOOL,* HE ADDED.

MR LIN SAID YEAS ACTIVITIES INCLUDED GIVING SCHOOL TALKS AND ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON VARIOUS TRADES AND INDUSTRIES AS WELL AS TRAINING AVENUES BEST SUITED TO THEIR INTERESTS AND NEEDS.

AN EXAMPLE OF THESE ACTIVITIES WAS THE ANNUAL CAREERS EXHIBITION ORGANISED BY YEAS WHICH ATTRACTED MORE THAN 100 000 VISITORS IN EACH OF THE PAST FOUR YEARS.

THE TENTH EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 28 THIS YEAR.

YEAS PUBLISHES ALSO PAMPHLETS AND OPERATES TWO CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRES - ONE ON THE ISLAND AND THE OTHER IN KOWLOON -ABOUT 1 700 PEOPLE VISITED EACH CENTRE EVERY MONTH.

A THIRD CENTRE IS TO BE OPENED IN TSUEN WAN LATER THIS YEAR TO SERVE YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

LAST YEAR, YEAS ALSO HANDLED 30 000 ENQUIRIES ON THE CHOICE CF CAREERS AND FURTHER EDUCATION, MR LIN SAID.

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EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY FOR 18 LIONS IN YUEN LONG * * *

THE 18 LIONS TAKING PART IN THE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL AT SHA TIN RACECOURSE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 13 AND 14 HAD THEIR EYES DOTTED AT YUEN LONG TOWN HALL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE EYE-DOTTING WAS PERFORMED BY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES- YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER. MR K.K. FUNG- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK, MR LAU WONG-TAT-THE DIVISIONAL SUPERINTENDENT YUEN LONG, MR D.J. GALLOWAY- THE CHAIRMAN OF SHAP PAT HEUNG RURAL COMMITTEE, MR TAI KUEN- AND THE CHAIRMAN OF HA TSUEN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR TANG CHI-CHEUNG.

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THE LIONS, WHICH WERE DONATED BY SPECIALLY ORDERED FROM FU SHAN,

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THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE TWO-AND-A-HALF-HOUR PROGRAMME WILL BE AN OUTDOOR LASER SHOW, THE FIRST TIME SUCH A SHOW HAS BEEN SEEN IN HONG KONG. RESPONSE TO THE FESTIVAL HAS BEEN EXCELLENT AND ALL 36 OOO TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD.

THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL AT SHA TIN RACECOURSE IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB. H<-TVB, THE ARMED FORCES, THE HEUNG YEE KUK AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.

ALSO ATTENDING TODAY’S EYE-DOTTING WERE MR TANG YING-KI-THE CHAIRMAN OF KAM TIN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR TANG CHI-LEUNG- THE CHAIRMAN OF SHA TIN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR WAI HON-LEUNG- THE UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL STEERING COMMITTEE, MR CHAM SIU-LEUN- AND THE VICE-CHAIRMEN OF SHAP PAT HEUNG RURAL COMMITTEE MR LI WAI-KWONG AND MR WONG WAH-CHEONG.

NINE-HOUR WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN THE SHA TIN AREA WILL BE CUT OFF FOR NINE HOURS FROM 9 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORKS.

AFFECTED AREAS ARE: TAI WAI, TIN SAM, HA KENG HAU, SHEUNG KENG HAU, HIN TIN TSUEN, PAK TIN TSUEN, SHATIN INN, SAN TIN TSUEN, TUNG LO WAN, TUNG LO WAN SHAN ROAD, KANG YUE, LEI UK TSUEN, KAI KEI FARM, TO FUNG SHAN, HA SHING MUN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA AND PAK SHEK.

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LEARNING ABOUT LIFE AT OCEAN PARK * * * *

THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN £2l?PERAT,0N W,TH 0cEAN PARK ,s organising EDUCATIONAL VISITS TO OCEAN PARK FOR STUDENTS AS AN EXTENSION OF CLASSROOM LEARNING.

♦SUCH VISITS ARE AIMED AT WIDENING STUDENTS* GENERAL AND T0 ENABLE ™EM T0 HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND srea^pappreciation of both land and marine life they see at THE PARK,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

SCHOOLS MAY ORGANISE GROUPS OF STUDENTS TO VISIT THE PARK BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND FEBRUARY OF THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR WITH ADMISSIOMTpfHr?£ SUNDAYS AND PUBL|C HOLIDAYS, AT SPECIALLY-REDUCED

PARTICIPATION IN SUCH VISITS IS VOLUNTARY. THE EDUCATION DURl2JM?!J 5??i?£EAM PARK CANH0T ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR INJURY Uvn I I nt Viol I O •

♦SCHOOLS ARE THEREFORE ADVISED TO OBTAIN THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS, NOTING THAT A RIDE IN THE CABLE CAR IM the park is necessary to get from the lowland to the headland to SEE THE WAVE COVE, THE ATOLL REEF AND THE OCEAN THEATRE SHOW?

.n^.*t?!ADS 0F SCHOOLS should ensure that their pupils are ADEQUATELY SUPERVISED THROUGHOUT THE VISIT," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

!F THE Y,S IT IS held on a school day, pupils who do not take PART ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL AS USUAL.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1981

CONWTS PaGE NG.

DESALTER TO BE PUT INTO FULL OPERATION .................... 1

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR BLIND .............................. 2

FESTIVAL GOERS ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT ............ 3

tai po to celebrate mid-autumn festival ................... 4

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL....... 5

TRAM-ONLY LANE ON KING'S ROAD ............................. 7

VOLUNTARY HELP IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY URGED ................. 8

SCHOOLS DECIDE OWN CURRICULUMS, RAYE SAYS ................. 9

BIG CLEANUP AT SQUATTER VILLAGE............................ 10

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TV SHOW ................................. 11

TEMPORARY BAN ON LEARNER DRIVERS .......................... 11

clearance of illegal graves in castle peak firing range .... 12

LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS ............................. 12

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DESALTER TO BE PUT INTO FULL OPERATION

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED TO BRING THE LOK ON PAI DESALTING PLANT INTO FULL OPERATION.

REACTIVATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL UNITS IS IN THE FINAL STAGES AND PROGRESSIVE BUILD UP TO FULL OUTPUT WILL NOW COMMENCE.

FULL OPERATION OF THE PLANT IS EXPECTED BY EARLY OCTOBER.

IN MAKING THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY, THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WILLIAM TUCKER, SAID THE DECISION HAD BEEN TAKEN AFTER CONSIDERING THE PRESENT WATER STORAGE AND ALL OTHER POSSIBLE WATER SOURCES.

HE SAID THAT IN VIEW OF THE UNFAVOURABLE WATER STORAGE, IT WAS NOW NECESSARY TO PUT THE DESALTER INTO FULL-SCALE OPERATION.

OPERATING AT FULL CAPACITY, THE DESALTER COULD PRODUCE 182 000 CUBIC METRES OF FRESH WATER A DAY, OR ABOUT 12 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S CURRENT CONSUMPTION.

HE EMPHASISED THAT THE OPERATION OF THE DESALTER WOULD HAVE NO EFFECT ON EXISTING WATER CHARGES.

HE SA ID I +THE PURPOSE OF THE DESALTER IS TO SUPPLY FRESH WATER WHENEVER OTHER SOURCES ARE DEFICIENT AND THAT IS, BY DEFINITION, AN EMERGENCY FUNCTION.

♦THERE IS NO INTENTION TO PASS THE OPERATING COST OF THE DESALTER ON TO CONSUMERS BY WAY OF AN INCREASE IN WATER CHARGES.*

TURNING TO OTHER SOURCES, MR TUCKER SAID THAT IN THE LIGHT CF THE LOW LEVEL WATER STORAGE, THE BELOW-AVERAGE RAINFALL FORECAST BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY AND IN THE HOPE OF IMPROVING OUR RESOURCES, A REQUEST HAD BEEN MADE IN MARCH THIS YEAR TO THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES FOR THE SUPPLY OF ADDITIONAL WATER BEYOND THAT PROVIDED IN THE CURRENT SUPPLY PERIOD WHICH ENDED IN JULY.

THE EFFORT HAS BEEN REWARDED,+ HE SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT OF WATER CONSERVANCY AND HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER OF GUANGDONG CO-OPERATED TO THE MAXIMUM AND AGREED TO INCREASE THE DELIVERY RATE AND EXTEND THE SUPPLY PERIOD BY ONE MONTH TO THE END OF AUGUST, LEAVING SEPTEMBER FOR MAINTENANCE.

A TOTAL OF ABOUT 30 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF ADDITIONAL WATER WAS OBTAINED BY THESE MEASURES.+

MR TUCKER SAID THAT HONG KONG HAD RECEIVED 1 289 MM OF RAIN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY, COMPARED WITH THE AVERAGE FOR THE PERIOD OF 1 837 MM.

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THE WATER STORAGE POSITION WAS NOT SATISFACTORY, MR TUCKER SAID, AND THE DESALTER’S CONTRIBUTION TO HONG KONG’S OVERALL RESOURCES WOULD ENABLE A BETTER LEVEL OF SUPPLY TO BE MAINTAINED IN THE COMING DRY SEASON.

A DECISION ON THE LEVEL OF SUPPLY TO BE MAINTAINED IN THE COMING DRY SEASON WOULD BE MADE BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

AT 9 AM TODAY, HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS HELD 261.47 MILLION CUBIC METRES, REPRESENTING 45.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY. THIS TIME LAST YEAR, THE RESERVOIRS HELD 399.4 MILLION CUBIC METRES, OR 69.1 PER CENT.

MR TUCKER REPEATED HIS APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC TO DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO CONSERVE WATER AND AVOID WASTE.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS SUPPORTING A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES FOR THE BLIND APART FROM RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

HE WAS COMMENTING ON PRESS REPORTS OF CRITICISMS MADE BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF THE BLIND OF THE GOVERNMENT’S SUBVENTION POLICY FOR THE BLIND.

♦A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES RUN BY ANOTHER AGENCY, THE SOCIETY FOR THE BLIND, INCLUDING BRAILLING, MOBILITY TRAINING, TUTORING, LIBRARY SERVICE AND SHELTERED WORKSHOPS, ARE SUBVENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

COUNSELLING IS PROVIDED THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT’S NETWORK OF FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES AND THOSE RUN BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

ALTHOUGH BLINDNESS IN ITSELF IS NOT CONSIDERED A REASON FOR PLACEMENT IN A SEGREGATED RESIDENTIAL SETTING, THERE ARE PROVISIONS FOR RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES FOR SOME AGED BLIND AND BLIND CHILDREN.

A WIDE VARIETY OF RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE BLIND IS PROVIDED BY SOCIAL CLUBS AND CENTRES RUN BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

IN THE AREA OF EMPLOYMENT, ASSISTANCE IS PROVIDED TO THE BLIND THROUGH THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

+IT IS THEREFORE APPROPRIATE TO SAY THAT THE NEEDS OF THE BLIND ARE BEING MET THROUGH VARIOUS SERVICES OTHER THAN RECREATIONAL ACT IV IT IES,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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FESTIVAL GOERS ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT * * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ATTENDING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL AT SHA TIN RACE-COURSE ON SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY EVENINGS ARE ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN VIEW OF THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF PARKING

SPACE AVAILABLE IN THE AREA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGAN IS ING COMMITTEE SAID PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BRING THEIR CARS UNLESS THEY HAVE PURCHASED A PARKING PERMIT, ALL OF WHICH HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD.

HE SAID ILLEGAL PARKING IN THE VICINITY OF THE RACE-COURSE WOULD BE STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.

EXTRA TRAINS AND BUSES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR ALL THREE EVENINGS TO GET PEOPLE TO AND FROM THE SHA TIN RACE-COURSE.

THERE WILL BE TWO SPECIAL NORTHBOUND TRAINS LEAVING HUNG HOM AT 6.45 PM AND 7.07 PM. TWO SPECIAL SOUTHBOUND TRAINS WILL DEPART FROM LO WU AT 5.45 PM AND 6.30 PM.

TO GET PEOPLE HOME AFTERWARDS SOUTHBOUND TRAINS WILL DEPART FROM SHA TIN RACE-COURSE STATION AT 10.04 PM, 11.05 PM AND 11.25 PM AND NORTHBOUND TRAINS WILL DEPART AT 9.46 PM, 11.06 PM AND 11.27 PM.

EXTRA BUS ROUTES, NUMBERED 870M FROM KOWLOON TONG MTR STATION, 872 FROM TAI PO MARKET AND 888 FROM SHA TIN MARKET, WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL BE GUEST OF HONOUR ON THE FIRST NIGHT.

THE PROGRAMME, WHICH STARTS AT 8 PM AND LASTS TWO-AND-A-HALF HOURS, WILL FEATURE THE FIRST OUTDOOR LASER SHOW TO BE SEEN IN HONG KONG. IT WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE SEGMENTS AT THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END OF THE SHOW.

OTHER ITEMS IN THE PROGRAMME INCLUDE MILITARY BAND MUSIC, A LANTERN DANCE BY 230 GIRLS FROM SIX SCHOOLS, A MASSED LION DANCE AND A VARIETY SHOW WITH FAMOUS TELEVISION STARS PRODUCED BY HK-TVB.

DUE TO THE POPULARITY OF THE PROGRAMME, TICKETS FOR ALL THREE NIGHTS WERE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT WITHIN A FORTNIGHT OF THE SHOW BEING ANNOUNCED.

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NOTE TO EDITORS!

THE OPENING OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT AT SHA TIN RACE-COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY (SEPT 12) AT 8 PM.

THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, WILL ARRIVE AT 7.55 PM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND MEMBERS OF YOUR STAFF TO COVER THE EVENT. TWO PRESS COACHES, REGISTRATION NUMBERS BT 870 AND BX 308, WILL LEAVE FROM BEHIND THE PENINSULA HOTEL IN HANKOW ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, AT 6.30 PM TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO SHA TIN RACE-COURSE AND BACK TO TOWN AFTER THE SHOW.

PRESS BADGES, LIMITED TO TWO PER ORGANISATION, ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM GIS DUTY OFFICERS ON THE SIXTH FLOOR OF'BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

OFFICERS FROM GIS AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION PRESS UNIT WILL ASSIST MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES.

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TAI PO TO CELEBRATE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

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A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD FOR TAI PO RESIDENTS TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

A MID-AUTUMN EVE PARTY WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AND A VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD IN TAI YUEN ESTATE ON SUNDAY. BOTH EVENTS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED BY THE CULTURE AND RECREATION SUBCOMMITTEE OF TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD AND CO-SPONSORED BY TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE, SAI KUNG NORTH RURAL COMMITTEE AND TAI PO DISTRICT YOUTH AND RECREATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

FUNDS FOR THE ACTIVITIES, AMOUNTING TO 120 000, WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE MID-AUTUMN EVE PARTY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HEUNG SZE WUI STREET FOOTBALL GROUND BETWEEN 8 PM AND 10 PM AND INCLUDE A LION DANCE PERFORMED BY THE LAW PONG MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION, A PERFORMANCE BY.THE ORCHESTRA OF TAI KWONG MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHINESE FOLK DANCES BY SHA TIN AND TAI PO JUNIOR POLICE CALL, A MAGIC SHOW, AND A LANTERN RIDDLE CONTEST.

THE TAI YUEN ESTATE VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD IN THE ESTATE’S COMMUNITY HALL FROM 4 PM TO 6 PM.

THE PROGRAMME WILL CONSIST OF JUDO AND FOLK DANCING BY THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL, A KUNG-FU DEMONSTRATION BY THE AU SIU-WING MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION, AND A PERFORMANCE BY THE YOUTH CHOIR OF TAI PO DISTRICT ARTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION.

BOTH EVENTS WILL BE FREE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.

TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICKY LO, THE CHAIRMEN OF LOCAL RURAL COMMITTEES AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WILL BE GUESTS.

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ******

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON HONG KONG ISLAND DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL PERIOD FROM SATURDAY TO MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

IN THE PEAK AREA, METERED PARKING SPACES NEAR THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 2 PM ON SEPTEMBER 12 AND 8 PM ON SEPTEMBER 14.

BETWEEN 2 PM ON SEPTEMBER FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS

12 AND 2 AM ON SEPTEMBER WILL BE IMPLEMENTED i-

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* ALL PARKING FACILITIES EXCEPT THE DESIGNATED SPACES FOR FRANCHISED OMNIBUSES, MAXICABS AND TAXIS AT THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BE SUSPENDED.

* ALL PARKING SPACES AT PEAK GARDEN WILL BE SUSPENDED" AND

* THE SECTION OF PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND THE ACCESS ROAD WITHIN THE CAR PARK WILL BE ROUTED ONE WAY CLOCKWISE.

BETWEEN 6 PM ON SEPTEMBER 12 AND 2 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13, ONLY RESIDENTS’ VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER MT. AUSTIN ROAD AND ONLY VEHICLES WITH PERMITS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER LUGARD ROAD AND HARLECH ROAD.

TRAFFIC PROCEEDING TO AND FROM THE PEAK AREA MAY BE DIVERTED FROM PEAK ROAD INTO THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK WHEN REQUIRED BY POLICE.

DIVERSIONS IN PEAK ROAD AND MAGAZINE GAP ROAD MAY ALSO BE IMPLEMENTED AT ANY TIME BY POLICE.

IN THE VICTORIA PARK AREA, BETWEEN 7 PM ON SEPTEMBER 12 AND 2 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED i

* THE SECTION OF THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF GLOUCESTER ROAD BETWEEN THE DOWN RAMP OF THE CAUSEWAY BAY FLYOVER AND KINGSTON STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES-

* THE SECTION OF THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF GLOUCESTER ROAD BETWEEN KINGSTON STREET AND CAUSEWAY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC"

* SUGAR STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFF IC-

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* ALL EASTBOUND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON GREAT GEORGE STREET WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO TURN LEFT INTO THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF GLOUCESTER ROAD.

* HING FAT STREET BETWEEN CAUSEWAY ROAD AND LAU SIN STREET WILL BE CuOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR TRAFFIC EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND MAXICABS.

* ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND MAXICABS, ON THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CAUSEWAY ROAD WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO TURN RIGHT INTO HING FAT STREET-

* EASTBOUND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC ON CAUSEWAY ROAD PROCEEDING TO TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD OR THE CROSSHARBOUR TUNNEL IS ADVISED TO USE NGAN MOK STREET, LAU LI STREET, ELECTRIC ROAD AND LAU SIN STREET AS AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE.

BETWEEN 5 PM ON SEPTEMBER 12 AND 2 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13, ALL METERED PARKING FACILITIES IN CLEVELAND STREET, HING FAT STREET AND OUTSIDE THE CAUSEWAY BAY MAGISTRACY WILL BE SUSPENDED.

BECAUSE NO PARKING FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE VICTORIA PARK AND PEAK AREAS, MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO MAKE FULL USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED AWAY BY POLICE WITHOUT NOTICE.

SPECIAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR THE FESTIVAL.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED BY CMB ON SEPTEMBER 12 FROM 7 PM ONWARDS ON ROUTES NO. 15 (CENTRAL - PEAK), NO. 15B (CAUSEWAY BAY - PEAK) AND NO. 41 (NORTH POINT - OCEAN PARK - WAH FU).

SPECIAL BUS ROUTES WILL ALSO BE OPERATED FOR VISITORS TO THE PEAK AREA.

THEY ARE ROUTES NO. 15A (NORTH POINT FERRY - PEAK) AND NO. 15M (ADMIRALTY MTR STATION - PEAK).

CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTE NOS. 102 AND 106 WILL, ON LEAVING THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL, BE DIVERTED VIA WATERFRONT ROAD, VICTORIA PARK ROAD, WING HING STREET AND KING’S ROAD.

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MAXICAB SERVICES

MAXICAB ROUTE NO. 11 SERVICE (TIN WAN - CAUSEWAY BAY) WILL BE EXTENDED TO 3 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND A FLAT FARE OF $3.50 WILL BE CHARGED FOR A SINGLE JOURNEY.

PEAK TRAM SERVICES

PEAK TRAM SERVICES WILL BE EXTENDED TO 3 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13.

TRAM SERVICES

THE SERVICE BETWEEN WESTERN MARKET AND SHAU KEI WAN WILL BE EXTENDED AND THE LAST JOURNEY WILL DEPART AT 12.53 AM AND 1.09 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13 FROM WESTERN MARKET AND SHAU KEI WAN RESPECTIVELY.

AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE WILL BE INTRODUCED ON SEPTEMBER 12 BETWEEN KENNEDY TOWN AND CAUSEWAY BAY AT A BASIC FREQUENCY OF ONE TRAM EVERY SEVEN MINUTES. THE LAST TRAM LEAVING CAUSEWAY BAY AND KENNEDY TOWN WILL BE AT 12.56 AM AND 1.30 AM RESPECTIVELY.

TRAMS ON THE SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE BETWEEN CAUSEWAY BAY AND WESTERN MARKET WILL LEAVE CAUSEWAY BAY AT 1.09 AM, 1.17 AM, 1.23 AM AND 1.20 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13.

MTR SERVICES

THE LAST MTR TRAINS RUNNING BETWEEN CENTRAL AND KWUN TONG ON SEPTEMBER 13 WILL LEAVE CHATER STATION AND KWUN TONG STATION AT 2.49 AM AND 2.30 AM RESPECTIVELY.

A SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE FROM CENTRAL TO CHOI HUNG WILL LEAVE CHATER STATION AT 2.59 AM ON SEPTEMBER 13.

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A SECTION OF EASTBOUND TRAM TRACK TRAFFIC LANE ON KING’S ROAD PARALLEL TO THE TRAM STOP NEAR TIN CHIU STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR TRAM-ONLY LANE FROM 7 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

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VOLUNTARY HELP IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY URGED * * * *

A VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION WITH FULL-TIME SAFETY OFFICERS AS MEMBERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DAVID LIN, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ASSOCIATION, MR LIN PRAISED THE ASSOCIATION FOR ITS AIM TO IMPROVE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH IN HONG KONG.

IN AN AGE OF RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE, SAFETY OFFICERS HAD CONTINUOUSLY TO UP-DATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, HE SAID.

MR LIN POINTED OUT THAT IN RECENT YEARS, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CONCENTRATING ITS EFFORTS ON FOUR FRONTS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY -- LEGISLATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT, TRAINING AND PUBLICITY.

THE MAIN THRUST IN LEGISLATION HAS BEEN TO INCREASE PENALTIES AND TO IMPROVE SUBSTANTIALLY COMPENSATION FOR WORK INJURY.

THE PENALTIES IN THE FIVE MOST IMPORTANT SETS OF SAFETY REGULATION HAD BEEN INCREASED UP TO $50 000, WHILE THOSE IN THE REMAINING 14 SETS ARE IN THE COURSE OF BEING INCREASED.

TO IMPROVE LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE WAS BEING EXPANDED. IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, THE NUMBER OF FACTORY INSPECTORS INCREASED BY ABOUT 80 PER CENT FROM 81 TO 145 AND IT WAS EXPECTED TO REACH 250 BY 1984.

THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE CONTINUED TO EXPAND ITS ACTIVITIES IN CONDUCTING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING COURSES AND GIVING SAFETY TALKS TO STUDENTS. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAD BENEFITED FROM SUCH COURSES AND TALKS INCREASED FROM 13 000 IN 1978 TO 15 000 IN 1980.

DEALING WITH PUBLICITY, MR LIN SAID THAT MORE EMPHASIS WAS BEING PUT ON BRINGING THE SAFETY MESSAGE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC THROUGH INTENSIFIED PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS.

THE CO-OPERATION OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES WAS ESSENTIAL FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROMOTION EFFORTS, HE STRESSED.

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT PLANS TO INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO REQUIRE COMPULSORY EMPLOYMENT OF SAFETY OFFICERS IN DESIGNATED INDUSTRIES, HE SA ID.

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SCHOOLS DECIDE OWN CURRICULUMS, HAYE SAYS

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THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION DOES NOT PRESCRIBE THE CURRICULUM, BUT ADVISES SCHOOLS AND POINTS THE WAY TOWARDS WHAT HE BELIEVES TO BE THE RIGHT EDUCATIONAL GOALS.

ELABORATING ON THIS POINT, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE, SAID, +SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AND TEACHERS ARE FREE TO MAKE UP THEIR OWN MINDS AND, ENCOURAGINGLY, THEY DO SO.*

MR HAYE, WAS SPEAKING ON +THE USE OF DISCRETION* AT THE ZONTA CLUB OF KOWLOON LUNCHEON MEETING TODAY (THURSDAY).

IN A REFERENCE TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S RECENTLY-ISSUED GENERAL GUIDELINES ON MORAL EDUCATION TO SCHOOLS, MR HAYE SAID THAT ALREADY SOME PEOPLE WERE SAYING THAT THE GUIDELINES WERE NOT EXPLICIT ENOUGH, AND OTHERS THAT THEY REPRESENTED A SUBTLE BUREAUCRATIC ATTEMPT TO BRAIN-WASH TEACHERS IN AN AREA IN WHICH THERE OUGHT TO BE TOTAL DISCRETION.

HE SAID ALTHOUGH THERE WAS THE EDUCATION ORDINANCE WHICH EMPOWERED THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION TO ACT BY MANDATE OR BY DISCRETION. AND CODES OF AID GOVERNING THE USE OF GOVERNMENT SUBVENTIONS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR , IN THE IMPORTANT AREA OF WHAT WAS TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS, HE WAS HAPPY TO GIVE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AND TEACHERS GENUINE DISCRETION.

AND SO +GENERAL GUIDELINES....* RATHER THAN +RULES AND REGULATIONS ...*, MR HAYE SAID, ADDING THAT IT WOULD BE RASH FOR HIM TO TRY TO IMPOSE HIS WILL ON THE CURRICULUM.

♦THE DIRECTOR’S DISCRETION IS ROOTED IN HISTORY AND COMMONSENSE,* MR HAYE SAID, TRACING THE ORIGINS OF HONG KONG’S EDUCATION IN THE SCHOOLS ESTABLISHED BY MAJOR RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES AND TEACHERS WERE TRUSTED TO RUN THEIR OWN AFFAIRS WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF CERTAIN RULES.

♦WITHIN THESE RULES, HOWEVER, THERE WAS, AND IS WIDE PROFESSIONAL LATITUDE WHICH IS AS MUCH TRADITIONAL RESPECT FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AS COMMONSENSE TRUST IN THE JUDGEMENT OF THOSE WHO HAVE A VOCATION TO EDUCATING THE YOUNG,* HE SAID.

EXPRESSING A PERSONAL VIEW AS AN INDIVIDUAL IN THE COMPLEX AND CONTROVERSIAL AREA OF MORAL EDUCATION, MR HAYE SAID HE DEPLORED THE APPARENT EROSION OF THE FAMILY AS A SOCIAL UNIT AND HAD NO HESITATION IN CALLING FOR A RETURN TO THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE CONCEPT OF THE FAMILY.

HE DEFINED SUCH A FAMILY AS ONE BOUND BY CLOSE TIES OF LOVE AND RESPECT BETWEEN PARENT AND CHILD IN WHICH THE PARENT HAS A DUTY TO GUIDE THE CHILD, AND THE CHILD A DUTY TO OBEY THE PARENT, UNTIL THE YEARS OF DISCRETION IN WHICH AN INTELLIGENT DIALOGUE ABOUT THE RIGHT AND WRONG BECOMES POSSIBLE.

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FAMILY DISCIPLINE, BASED ON LOVE AND RESPECT, WAS THE ANSWER TO MANY OF THE PROBLEMS WORRYING US TODAY, HE SAID.

+OUR YOUNG MAY CLAMOUR AT ADULT STRICTURES ON THEIR BEHAVIOUR, BUT NOT ONLY DO THEY NEED RULES IN THE HOME, THEY ACTUALLY WANT THEM.

♦ASK ANY SENSIBLE YOUNG MAN OR WOMAN WHO GREW UP IN A DISCIPLINED HOME IF THIS IS NOT SO. WHERE A WESTERNER MAY HESITATE BEFORE ANSWERING, A CHINESE WILL NOT,+ MR HAYE SAID.

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BIG CLEANUP AT SQUATTER VILLAGE

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A MASSIVE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH TO IMPROVE THE OVERALL LIVING CONDITIONS OF GOOD HOPE SQUATTER VILLAGE NEAR CHOI WAN ESTATE, WONG TAI SIN.

CO-ORDINATED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD, THE CAMPAIGN WILL INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF ELECTRICITY AND WATER SUPPLIES, TOILET FACILITIES, AS WELL AS WORK TO PAVE THE FOOTPATHS WITH CEMENT.

A MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FORMED BY VILLAGERS, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE WONG TAI SIN CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, TO PROMOTE GREATER CO-OPERATION AMONG THEM.

WORK ON PAVING THE FOOTPATHS, ON WHICH THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD HAS SPENT OVER $10 000, WILL START AT 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

NOTE TO EDITORS «

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE START OF THE IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AT GOOD HOPE SQUATTER VILLAGE NEAR CHOI WAN ESTATE, WONG TAI SIN ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 12). MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE CHOI WAN SUB-OFFICE OF THE WONG TAI SIN CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, CHEUNG BOR HOUSE, CHOI WAN ESTATE AT 9.45 AM.

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TV SHOW * * H

THE PRINCIPAL INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, MR T.A. HAHN, LEFT FOR LONDON TODAY (THURSDAY) TO FINALISE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE VISIT TO BRITAIN BY THE WINNING TEAM OF AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TELEMATCH/QUIZ TELEVISION PROGRAMME.

THE TV PROGRAMME, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES AND CO-SPONSORED BY BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS, IS BEING PRODUCED EXCLUSIVELY FOR WORKERS IN THE MANUFACTURING

AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES.

DETAILS OF THE TV PROGRAMME WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A CONFERENCE TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

IN LONDON, MR HAHN WILL MEET OFFICIALS OF THE HONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE, THE ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION ACCIDENTS, THE BRITISH SAFETY COUNCIL AND OTHER RELATED TO ARRANGE FOR AN INTERESTING ITINERARY FOR THE WINNERS.

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KONG OF ORGANISATIONS

HE NOTED: + IT IS HOPED THAT THE TRIP WILL BE INTERESTING, INFORMATIVE AND EDUCATIONAL FOR THE WORKERS. APART FROM SOME SIGHT-SEEING TO ENABLE THE WINNERS TO HAVE A FEEL OF BRITAIN, I WILL ARRANGE FOR THEM TO VISIT THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE IN BIRMINGHAM AND FACTORIES, TO MEET BRITISH OFFICIALS FOR BRIEFINGS ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY IN BRITAIN AND TO SEE CONSTRUCTION WORKS IN PROGRESS THERE.*

NOTE TO EDITORS i

DETAILS OF THE TV PROGRAMME WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN STUDIO 1, BROADCASTING HOUSE, BROADCAST DRIVE.

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

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TEMPORARY BAN ON LEARNER DRIVERS

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LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE SHA TIN RACECOURSE CAR PARK AND BUS TERMINUS BETWEEN 5 PM AND MIDNIGHT FROM SEPTEMBER 12 TO 14 BECAUSE OF MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL FUNCTIONS AT THE RACECOURSE.

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CLEARANCE OF ILLEGAL GRAVES IN CASTLE PEAK FIRING RANGE *****

THIRTY ILLEGAL GRAVES IN KWONG SHAN AREA WITHIN THE CASTLE PEAK FIRING RANGE WILL BE CLEARED BY THE GOVERNMENT NEXT WEEK.

WHERE RELATIVES CAN BE TRACED NOTICES WERE SERVED ON THEM TO REMOVE THE GRAVES.

UNDER SECTION 118 OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, BURIALS OUTSIDE AUTHORISED CEMETERIES ARE NOT PERMITTED AS THE PRACTICE IS CONTRARY TO THE PROPER DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRYSIDE AND COULD POSE A HEALTH HAZARD.

ILLEGAL GRAVES IN KWONG SHAN ARE ALSO DANGEROUS BECAUSE RELATIVES AND VISITORS PUT THEIR LIVES AT RISK BY ENTERING THE CASTLE PEAK FIRING RANGE.

EXHUMED REMAINS OF THESE BURIALS WILL BE RE-INTERRED IN A GOVERNMENT CEMETERY.

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LEARN HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS * * *

A PUBLIC LECTURE ON HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS AND STRAINS WILL BE GIVEN BY MISS ADA WONG, A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND STUDENT COUNSELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, FROM 10.30 TO 11.30 AM ON SATURDAY, AT THE AUDITORIUM, FIRST FLOOR OF THE DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING, WAN CHAI.

AFTER THE TALK, SHE WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR.

THIS IS THE SECOND OF A SERIES OF LECTURES ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT AND THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, THE HONG KONG PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION.

A THIRD LECTURE, ENTITLED +MENTAL HEALTH OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN* WILL BE GIVEN BY MISS EDITH LEE SUK-HAN, AN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ON SEPTEMBER 19.

A SEMINAR ON +CURRENT TREND OF TREATMENT IN PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES* WILL BE CONDUCTED ON THE LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SEMINAR WILL BE DR W.H. LO, CONSULTANT PSYCHIATRIST IN-CHARGE, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

ADMISSION TICKETS MAY BE OBTAINED IN ADVANCE FROM THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT, 181-185 GLOUCESTER ROAD, SECOND FLOOR OR BY CALLING 5-720861.

THE LECTURES AND SEMINAR ARE PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1981

CONTENTS PACE NO.

BIGGER THAN EXPECTED SURPLUS FOR HK, PS SAYS .............. 1

RABIES UNDER CONTROL ...................................... 5

SIR Y.K. KAN REAPPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF TDC .................. 7

REMINDER ON OLD 35-COBJ ................................... 7

MPR SHARP STREET PLAN DEPOSITED ........................... 8

A RECORD SET IN AUGUST WEATHER............................. 8

NEW CLINIC FOR LA'IMA ISLAND .............................. 10

FIRST BLOCK-RELEASE INSTRUCTORS COURSE..................... 11

GOVT WATER ENGINEER RETIRES ............................... 11

MED-AUTUIS? FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS BI YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN . 12

HOLIDAY FOR WINNERS OF SAFETY QUIZ PROGRAMME............... 13

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HONG KONG WILL END THE FINANCIAL YEAR WITH A SURPLUS +WELL IN EXCESS OF THE BUDGETED FIGURE OF $7 800 MILLION,* THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TOLD MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION AT A DINNER TONIGHT.

THE HIGHER SURPLUS WOULD RESULT DESPITE, INCREASED EXPENDITURE ON GENERAL REVENUE ACCOUNT, FROM REVENUE COLLECTIONS WHICH, SO FAR THIS YEAR HAVE EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS, MAINLY BECAUSE OF HIGHER THAN EXPECTED INTEREST TAX, STAMP DUTIES AND LAND SALES.

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT TOO WOULD BE GREATER THAN FORECAST, ATTAINING A FIGURE OF TEN PER CENT GROWTH IN REAL TERMS.

♦THIS IS, OF COURSE, A VERY HIGH FIGURE TO ACHIEVE IN THE MIDDLE OF A WORLDWIDE RECESSION — PARTICULARLY FOR AN EXPORT-ORIENTED ECONOMY LIKE HONG KONG,+ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY SAID.

IN ADDITION TO THE HIGH LEVEL OF GDP GROWTH, HONG KONG WAS TO BE ENVIED FOR THE +LITTLE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYMENT, CONSIDERABLY INCREASED EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS, AND, RESULTING FROM RECENT TIGHTER IMMIGRATION CONTROL, RENEWED GROWTH IN PER CAPITA GDP,+ HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE CAUTIONED, HOWEVER, THAT WHILE THE AVERAGE SHARE OF INCOME PER HEAD OF THE POPULATION WOULD INCREASE, REAL WAGES WOULD NOT GO UP SO FAST BECAUSE THE LABOUR FORCE WAS INCREASING SHARPLY -- BY ABOUT EIGHT PER CENT A YEAR.

BUT REAL WAGES WOULD INCREASE OVERALL, THOUGH MORE IN SOME INDUSTRIES THAN IN OTHERS, HE SAID.

♦THUS I HOPE THAT IN THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW YEARS THE STANDARD OF LIVING OF THE AVERAGE MAN AND WOMAN IN HONG KONG CAN BE IMPROVED. THOUGH THIS CAN ONLY COME FROM GENERAL ECONOMIC SUCCESS — ITSELF DEPENDENT ON PRUDENT GOVERNMENT AND THE WORK AND ENTERPRISE OF OUR PEOPLE,+ HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THAT THE ECONOMY WAS CONTINUING TO GROW AT A RAPID RATE — BUT WITH FASTER THAN DESIRABLE INCREASES IN PRICES — RAISED FROM 12 PER CENT TO 14 PER CENT — PARTICULARLY THOSE PRICES THAT AFFECT CONSUMERS, PLUS A WIDENING TRADE DEFICIT.

THIS SITUATION WAS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR AT LEAST THE REST OF THE YEAR, BARRING EVENTS OUTSIDE HONG KONG’S CONTROL — AND THERE WAS NO WAY HONG KONG COULD INFLUENCE THE COURSE OF INTEREST RATES IN THE UNITED STATES.

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HE SAID THAT THE GROWTH RATE OF THE ECONOMY WAS BEING LED MORE BY DOMESTIC DEMAND THAN BY EXPORTS, WHICH IS A SITUATION THAT COULD NOT BE SUSTAINED INDEFINITELY. THE WIDENING TRADE DEFICIT AND THE DIFFERENTIAL IN REAL INTEREST RATES IN FAVOUR OF THE US DOLLAR HAD CONTRIBUTED TO A FALL IN THE EFFECTIVE EXCHANGE RATE CF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, AND MORE MARKEDLY IN A FALL IN ITS EXCHANGE VALUE AGAINST THE US DOLLAR.

♦THIS INDICATES THAT AN ADUSTMENT IN HONG KONG’S INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS IS UNDERWAY,♦ MR BREMRIDGE SAID.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY POINTED OUT THAT THOUGH HONG KONG EXPORTS WERE MORE COMPETITIVE IN FOREIGN CURRENCY TERMS, THE PRICES CF IMPORTS BECAME MORE EXPENSIVE IN HONG KONG DOLLAR TERMS.

FOR MANUFACTURERS, THIS ALSO MEANT THAT HIGHER IMPORT PRICES IN TERMS OF HONG KONG DOLLARS TENDED TO OFFSET SOME OF THE GAINS IN TERMS OF FOREIGN CURRENCY PRICES OF THEIR EXPORTS.

♦BUT AS LONG AS THEIR EXPORTS HAVE A REASONABLE HONG KONG VALUE ADDED CONTENT, THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR SHOULD IMPROVE THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THEIR EXPORTS, AT LEAST VIS-A-VIS THE EQUIVALENT TERMS PRODUCED BY OTHER MANUFACTURERS IN THEIR EXPORT MARKETS.

♦THE MAIN EXCEPTION THAT COULD OCCUR WOULD BE IF THE DEPRECIATION IN TERMS OF THE CURRENCIES OF THE COUNTRIES FROM WHICH HONG KONG MANUFACTURERS IMPORT WAS GREATER THAN THAT IN TERMS CF THE CURRENCIES OF THE COUNTRIES TO WHICH THEY EXPORT.

♦FORTUNATELY THIS HAS NOT BEEN THE RECENT PATTERN,♦ MR BREMRIDGE SAID.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY ALSO SAID I +THE INCREASE IN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR PRICE OF IMPORTS IS AN INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE OF THE DEPRECIATION OF THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR. IT IS IMPORTANT TO MINIMISE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THIS IMPORT INFLATION INDUCES INCREASES IN THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC INPUTS. IF THE INCREASE IN IMPORT PRICES IS MATCHED WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BY INCREASES IN DOMESTIC PRICES, MOST OF THE BENEFITS OF THE DEPRECIATION WILL BE LOST.

♦THE EXTENT TO WHICH THIS OCCURS DEPENDS ON THE EXTENT TO WHICH EITHER THE SUPPLY OF AND DEMAND FOR DOMESTIC RESOURCES ARE OUT OF BALANCE OR THE GROWTH IN THE MONEY SUPPLY ACCOMMODATES THE EXTRA SPENDING IN MONEY TERMS NEEDED TO MAINTAIN THE LEVEL OF SPENDING IN REAL TERMS, AS A RESULT OF THE INCREASE IN IMPORT PRICES.

♦BOTH OF THESE FACTORS IMPLY THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD DO WHAT IT CAN TO PREVENT THE BENEFITS OF A DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR BEING DISSIPATED. ALTHOUGH I ACCEPT THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN THE PROCESS OF ACHIEVING ECONOMIC STABILITY THE SCOPE FOR BENEFICIAL GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IS NEVERTHELESS LIMITED.♦

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MR BREMRIDGE SAID THAT REVISED ESTIMATE ON CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT, AS SEEN AFTER FIVE MONTHS PERFORMANCE, WAS NEARLY *31 OOO MILLION, AND THIS WOULD BRING THE RELATIVE SIZE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR TO ABOUT 24 PER CENT OF GDP. ALTHOUGH A SUBSTANTIAL PART OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATE OF 128 300 MILLION AND THE REVISED ESTIMATE WAS DUE TO PRICE INCREASES NOT ALLOWED FOR IN THE ORIGINAL ESTIMATES, THIS DID MEAN THAT THE PACE AT WHICH THE PUBLIC SECTOR IS INCREASING ITS SHARE OF DEMAND ON THE RESOURCES OF THE ECONOMY IS FASTER THAN EXPECTED.

♦THE RATE OF GROWTH OF PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE NEEDS TO BE MONITORED STRICTLY IF WE ARE NOT TO RUN THE RISK OF FALLING OUT OF STEP TO AN UNACCEPTABLE EXTENT WITH THE GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY,* HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE THEN STATED THAT CRITICISMS OF PUBLIC EXPENDITURE SHOULD BE COUPLED WITH MENTION OF SPECIFIC SECTORS OF EXPENDITURE WHICH SHOULD BE CUT.

♦GENERALISATIONS WILL NOT DO. HONG KONG CONSISTS OF PEOPLE, NOT STATISTICAL FIGURES, AND GOVERNMENT CANNOT IGNORE POLITICAL FACTORS. I TRY TO REMIND MYSELF EVERY DAY THAT WHAT MAKES SENSE TO ME MAY WELL NOT DO SO TO A SIGNIFICANT SECTOR OF THE POPULATION. CRITICS PLEASE BEAR IN MIND,+ HE SAID.

DISCUSSING THE MONEY SUPPLY HE SAID THE RAPID INCREASE IN CREDIT CREATION IN HONG KONG IN RECENT YEARS INDICATED THAT THE WILLINGNESS ON THE PART OF LENDERS WAS MATCHED BY CONFIDENCE ON THE PART OF BORROWERS.

♦MOREOVER, THE SUSTAINED HIGH GROWTH RATE OF THE GDP AND THE SUSTAINED INCREASE IN PRICES, PARTICULARLY OF THOSE ITEMS MOST COMMONLY PURCHASED WITH THE HELP OF CREDIT, SUCH AS PROPERTY, HAVE SHOWN THAT THIS CONFIDENCE HAS, AT ANY RATE SO FAR, BEEN WELL FOUNDED. WHETHER IT WILL CONTINUE IS A MATTER FOR SPECULATION, AND I USE THE WORD DESIGNEDLY,* HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE REFERRED TO REMANDS FOR MORE CONTROL OF CREDIT CREATION AND SAID AT PRESENT THERE WAS ONLY ONE MONETARY INSTRUMENT WHICH COULD BE USED IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HONG KONG TO AFFECT ECONOMIC EVENTS.

♦THIS IS THE LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES, WHICH HAS BEEN PROGRESSIVELY RAISED UNTIL IT IS NOW AT AN UNPRECEDENTEDLY HIGH LEVEL.

♦UNFORTUNATELY, ALTHOUGH PRESENT LENDING RATES ARE HIGH IN REAL TERMS THEY ARE NOT SO HIGH, OR AT LEAST HAVE NOT BEEN SO HIGH UNTIL RECENTLY, IN RELATION TO THE LEVEL OF CAPITAL APPRECIATION THAT HAS BEEN AVAILABLE IN FOR EXAMPLE THE PROPERTY MARKET. THIS HAS MEANT THAT ONE MAJOR USER OF CREDIT HAS NOT BEEN DETERRED BY HIGH INTEREST RATES FROM BORROWING AT A TIME WHEN OTHER CREDIT USERS, SUCH AS MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, ARE FINDING THAT HIGH INTEREST RATES THREATEN THE VIABILITY OF THEIR BUSINESSES.

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♦IT IS BECAUSE THE PRESENT LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES IS UNDOUBTEDLY HAVING PAINFUL CONSEQUENCES FOR IMPORTANT SECTORS OF OUR ECONOMY AND THEIR LABOUR FORCE THAT I AM LOATHE TO SEE FURTHER INCREASES, EVEN THOUGH IT MUST BE ACCEPTED THAT THE SITUATION IN TERMS SIMPLY OF INFLATION MIGHT DEMAND THEM. THE BALANCE IS VERY FINE.

♦THE WISH TO SEE THE RATE OF CREDIT CREATION RESTRAINED WITHOUT FURTHER INCREASES IN INTEREST RATES OR IN TAXATION, WHICH WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO JUSTIFY AGAINST OUR BUDGETARY SURPLUSES, HAS LED TO CALLS FOR OTHER METHODS OF RESTRAINT TO BE ADOPTED. I WISH THAT THIS COURSE WAS AS SIMPLE AS SOME OF GOVERNMENT’S CRITICS IMPLY.*

MR BREMRIDGE SAID IT WAS IMPORTANT TO BE SURE THAT ANY CASE FOR GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION IS BASED ON AN ACCURATE INTERPRETATION OF THE RELEVANT DATA.

♦GIVEN THAT THERE IS EVERY REASON FOR GREAT CAUTION, IF WE CAN CONTRIVE A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF CONTROLLING CREDIT CREATION IN HONG KONG WHICH DOES NOT HAVE UNDESIRABLE AND UNAVOIDABLE SIDE-EFFECTS, WE WILL CONSIDER ITS INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS. BUT I MUST STRONGLY EMPHASISE THREE CAVEATS.

♦FIRSTLY, WE HAVE TO BE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE CORRECTLY INTERPRETING TOTALLY RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL DATA.

♦SECONDLY, WE HAVE TO BE CONFIDENT THAT THE BENEFITS TO BE GAINED FROM ADOPTING SUCH A SYSTEM WILL BE WORTHWHILE IN THE LIGHT OF ANY LONG-TERM DAMAGE WHICH MIGHT BE DONE TO THE MARKETS’ VIEW OF HONG KONG AS A FINANCIAL CENTRE BASED ON STABLE POLICIES, AND NOT PRONE TO SUDDEN CHANGES OF COURSE WHETHER IN FISCAL OR MONETARY OR ECONOMIC MATTERS.

♦THIRDLY, I WOULD MUCH PREFER TO SEE SELF CONTROL AND A DEGREE OF RESPONSIBILITY EXERCISED BY THE WHOLE FINANCIAL SECTOR WITHOUT GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION.♦

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THE MAIN ECONOMIC PROBLEMS WERE THE NEED TO ABATE INFLATION, THE NEED TO PROPERLY CONTROL PUBLIC EXPENDITURE IN THE FACT OF CLEAR SOCIAL NEED AND CONSIDERABLE SURPLUSES AND RESERVES, AND THIRDLY THAT PROTECTIONISM WAS NOT LIKELY TO DECREASE IN THE MAJOR MARKETS.

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RABIES UNDER CONTROL * * * *

THE CURRENT OUTBREAK OF RABIES HAS BEEN EFFECTIVELY CONTROLLED AND THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAS DECIDED TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE INFECTED AREA.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), THE SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER OF THE DEPARTMENT, MR THOMAS YIP SAID WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT THE INFECTED AREA WILL BE CONFINED TO THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA ONLY. UP TO NOW THE INFECTED AREA COVERS THE NORTHERN PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AND INCLUDES THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THIS EFFECT IS CONTAINED IN TODAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

MR YIP SAID THE INFECTED AREA WAS DESIGNATED TO RESTRICT THE MOVEMENT OF DOGS TO CONTAIN THE DISEASE AFTER THE FIRST CASE OF RABIES WAS CONFIRMED ON OCTOBER 4 LAST YEAR.

♦IMMEDIATELY AFTER CONFIRMATION OF THE OUTBREAK, THE DEPARTMENT’S RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED TO ROUND UP AND ELIMINATE STRAY DOGS, AND TO INOCULATE OTHERS.♦

CONSIDERABLE RESOURCES INCLUDING STAFF AND VEHICLES WERE RE-DEPLOYED FROM THEIR ON-GOING WORK FOR THE CONTROL OF RABIES.

AT THE HEIGHT OF THE OPERATION, MORE THAN 300 STAFF MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND TEMPORARY WORKERS WERE ENGAGED IN RABIES CONTROL WORK. IN ADDITION, MANY OFFICERS WERE REQUIRED TO WORK OVERTIME.

OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT ALSO ASSISTED IN SUCH WORK AS REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF DOG CARCASSES.

THE FEE OF |15 PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF LICENSING FOR DOGS WAS WAIVED SO AS TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC TO INOCULATE AND LICENSE THEIR DOGS.

ALL GOVERNMENT KENNELS STAYED OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK THROUGHOUT THIS PERIOD TO COPE WITH THE SITUATION. MOBILE TEAMS AND STATIC CENTRES ALSO OPERATED SEVEN DAYS A WEEK TO ASSIST IN THE OPERATION.

ROAD BLOCKS WERE SET UP ON THE FRINGES OF THE INFECTED AREA TO CHECK DOG MOVEMENTS SO THAT POTENTIALLY INFECTIOUS ANIMALS WERE KEPT AWAY FROM THE NON-INFECTED AREA. THEY WERE MANNED BY STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES AND THE POLICE.

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HOUSE TO HOUSE SEARCHES WERE CONDUCTED INSIDE THE INFECTED AREA. DURING THE FIRST STAGE OF SUCH OPERATIONS THE AIH WAS TO REMOVE ALL UN INOCULATED ANIMALS, BUT AS THE WORK OF CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE PROGRESSED EFFECTIVELY, SEARCHES WERE CONDUCTED TO INOCULATE YOUNG DOGS WHICH WERE BORN AFTER THE OUTBREAK OF RABIES WAS REPORTED AND TO REMOVE UNWANTED ANIMALS.

SINCE OCTOBER LAST .EAR, A TOTAL OF 117 043 DOGS HAVE BEEN INOCULATED AGAINST RABIES AND 81 477 DESTROYED.

MR YIP STRESSED THAT EFFORTS TO CHECK THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE WOULD NOT BE RELAXED.

♦ORGANISED OPERATIONS TO CATCH ALL UN INOCULATED DOGS ARE STILL BEING CARRIED OUT ON A TERRITORY-WIDE BAS IS.♦

♦IT IS CONSIDERED THAT MOST DOGS IN HONG KONG HAVE BEEN INOCULATED AGAINST RABIES. THE DOG POPULATION IS NOW LARGELY IMMUNE AND ANY POSSIBLE FUTURE OUTBREAK COULD BE CONTAINED,* M? YIP SAID.

WHILE THE EXISTING FOUR CHECKPOINTS AT LAM TEI, TAI PO, TAI MO SHAN AND TAI MEI TUK IN THE INFECTED AREA WILL NO LONGER BE NECESSARY FROM TODAY, DOG MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT THE ENTRY POINTS TO THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA.

NO DOGS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO OR OUT OF THE FRONTIER ' CLOSED AREA EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION FROM THE DEPARTMENT. SPECIAL DOG MOVEMENT AUTHORISATION PERMITS MAY BE OBTAINED FOR SPECIAL CASES.

THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR BREACHING THE REGULATION IS $2 000.

MR YIP EMPHASISED THAT THE DEPARTMENT, WOULD CONTINUE TO EE VIGILANT AGAINST RABIES, TO CATCH STRAY'DOGS IN HONG KONG AND TO GUARD AGAINST THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DISEASE RE-APPEARING.

HE URGED ALL DOG OWNERS TO EXERCISE PROPER CONTROL OVER THEIR PETS AND KEEP THEM ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES WHEN OUT OF DOORS.

THE PUBLIC SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM STRAY DOGS AND REPORT THEM TO THE DEPARTMENT.

♦WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE PUBLIC, THE SITUATION HAS BEEN BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL, AND WE HOPE EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY WILL CONTINUE TO CO-OPERATE,* MR YIP SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER MR THOMAS YIP WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS BY THE MEDIA BETWEEN 2 AND 3 PM TODAY (FRIDAY). FED IA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO PROCEED TO THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON.

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SIR Y.K. KAN REAPPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF TDC * * * *

SIR YUET-KEUNG KAN HAS BEEN RE-APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOR TWO YEARS WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY.

SIR Y.K. SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE TDC FROM 1970 TO 1975 AND WAS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN AGAIN IN 1979 FOR TWO YEARS.

HE HAS A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED RECORD OF PUBLIC SERVICE, AND SERVED ON THE EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE AND URBAN COUNCILS.

IN 1979, HE WAS MADE A KNIGHT GRAND CROSS (GBE), THE HIGHEST OF THE FIVE CLASSES IN THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE. THE ONLY OTHER HOLDER OF THE GBE IN HONG KONG IS HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR, AND SIR Y.K. IS THE FIRST HONG KONG RESIDENT TO RECEIVE THE AWARD.

THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1966 AS A STATUTORY BODY TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP HONG KONG’S OVERSEAS TRADE.

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REMINDER ON OLD S5-C0IN *

TENDER "^H^BOUt’fouR 'weeks^lar C0IN *,Ll CEASE To BE LESAL £b«2V!?NMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED THE PUBLIC TODAY (FRIDAY} LESAL 0BL'gK " *“E"

IN THE* C0'N *AS PUBLISHEI>

„ <-~IHlSE COINS CAN BE EXCHANGED FOR THE NEW FIVE-DOLLAR COINS spokesmanEsaid’VALENT IN 0THER coins or notes at any bank, THE

AND sTl!rFNf!fcWR?ucDA1FnVrA?2bLAR C0,N WAS INTRODUCED ON MAY 11, AND SINCE THEN THE OLD COINS. LEGAL TENDER SINPF ahqikt 107/: HAVE BEEN GRADUALLY WITHDRAW^ FROM CIRCULATION. ' 1976

MORE THAN HALF OF THE 52 MILLION OLD COINS THAT HAD BEEN IN ADDEDLAT,0N WERE W,THDRAWN BY SEPTEMBER 10, 1981, THE SPOKESMAN

ABOUT 14 MILLION NEW FIVE-DOLLAR COINS WERE ALREADY IN CIRCULATION AND THERE WAS AMPLE STOCK FOR REPLACING REMAINING OLD COINS WHICH HAD YET TO BE WITHDRAWN. KtriAiNlNG

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MTR SHARP STREET PLAN DEPOSITED * * * * *

THE RAILWAY AREA PLAN FOR PART OF THE ISLAND LINE OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AT SHARP STREET EAST HAS BEEN DEPOSITED BY THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE LAND OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY (LAND RESUMPTION AND RELATED PROVISIONS) ORDINANCE.

THE PLAN SHOWS THE AREAS IN WHICH LAND MAY BE RESUMED OR EASEMENTS CREATED FOR THE PURPOSES OF BUILDING AND RUNNING THE RAILWAY^ LAND AND BUILDINGS WHICH MAY BE AFFECTED ARE INDICATED ON THE PLAN.

UNDER THE ORDINANCE, OWNERS OF LAND AND PROPERTIES ACTUALLY AFFECTED BY THE RAILWAY MAY CLAIM COMPENSATION.

IN ADDITION, THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS MAY ENTER ANY LAND OR BUILDING SITUATED WHOLLY OR PARTLY WITHIN THE RAILWAY AREA OR WHOLLY OR PARTLY WITHIN 70 METRES THEREOF FOR THE PURPOSES OF INSPECTION AND SURVEY.

COPIES OF THE PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED FREE OF CHARGE DURING OFFICE HOURS AT THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG, AT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT OFFICES, MURRAY BUILDING (19TH FLOOR), GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, AND AT ANY CITY DISTRICT OFFICE.

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A RECORD SET IN AUGUST WEATHER M Ml

AUGUST WAS MUCH DRIER AND HOTTER THAN USUAL, AND ONE

RECORD WAS SET IN THAT THE MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 27.1 DEGREES WAS THE HIGHEST EVER, ACCORDING TO THE MONTHLY WEATHER SUMMARY ISSUED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY.

TOTAL RAINFALL CAME TO 101.2 MM. THE FOURTH LOWEST ON RECORD FOR AUGUST WHILE THE MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 29.1 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS THE SECOND HIGHEST, ONLY 0.1 DEGREE LOWER THAN THAT OF AUGUST, 1962.

THE TOTAL RAINFALL FROM JUNE TO AUGUST WAS ONLY 524.8 MM, THE SECOND DRIEST ON RECORD FOR THE SAME PERIOD. THE DRIEST WAS IN 1906 WITH 426.9 MM OF RAINFALL.

FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR THE ACCUMULATED RAINFALL STOOD AT 1 090.8 MM, 37 PER CENT BELOW NORMAL.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE 237.9 HOURS OF SUNSHINE FOR THE MONTH WAS 31.9 HOURS ABOVE NORMAL.

THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE CLOUDY AND THERE WERE SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ON AUGUST 2.

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THE SHOWERS BECAME HEAVY ON AUGUST 3 AND A MINOR LANDSLIP OCCURRED AT SAU MAU PING ESTATE.

IN LAM TIN, ON AUGUST 4, A SIX-TONNE BOULDER CRASHED INTO A HILLSIDE SQUATTER HUT.

THE WEATHER REMAINED SUNNY AND VERY HOT FROM THAT DAY TO AUGUST 8, WHILE TROPICAL STORM ROY DEVELOPED OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

WINDS FRESHENED FROM THE EAST-SOUTHEAST ON AUGUST 8 AND THEN GRADUALLY MODERATED AS ROY WEAKENED INTO AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE NEAR DONGSHA DAO.

IT WAS SUNNY AND HOT FROM AUGUST 9 TO 15, THOUGH

THERE WERE DAILY SHOWERS BETWEEN AUGUST 9 AND 12, AS THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM ROY MOVED WESTWARDS ACROSS THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND DISSIPATED OVER NORTH VIETNAM.

SOME THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON AUGUST 16 BUT IT WAS MAINLY FINE FROM AUGUST 17 TO 20.

THERE WERE A FEW SHOWERS DURING THE PERIOD, AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION NEAR XISHA DAO CROSSED HAINAN AND INTENSIFIED INTO A TROPICAL STORM NAMED WARREN OVER THE GULF OF TONKIN.

THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON WAS ACTIVE OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA BETWEEN AUGUST 21 AND 26 AND THE WEATHER CONTINUED TO BE SUNNY AND HOT APART FROM ISOLATED SHOWERS ON AUGUST 23 AND 24.

TEMPERATURES ROSE TO 33.3 DEGREES ON BOTH AUGUST 21 AND 26, THE HIGHEST OF THE MONTH.

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE CROSSED HONG KONG AND BROUGHT THUNDERSTORMS ON AUGUST 27 AND THE NEXT MORNING, BUT IT BECAME SUNNY DURING THE DAY.

AFTER SOME SHOWERS ON AUGUST 29 AND 30, THUNDERSTORMS RECURRED ON THE NEXT DAY AS THE TROUGH MOVED BACK AGAIN.

THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE OF THE MONTH WAS 24.6 DEGREES, RECORDED DURING A THUNDERSTORM ON AUGUST 31.

NO AIRCRAFT WAS DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER DURING THE MONTH, BUT THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON SIX DAYS.

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NEW CLINIC FOR LAMMA ISLAND *****

MEDICAL FACILITIES ON LAMMA ISLAND WILL BE CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED WITH THE OPENING OF A CLINIC AT SOK KWU WAN ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT ARRANGEMENT HAD BEEN MADE FOR THE DOCTOR FROM THE CHEE HONG FLOATING CLINIC TO SEE PATIENTS AT THE NEW CLINIC ON TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY MORNINGS.

♦THE NEW ARRANGEMENT WILL BENEFIT BOTH THE MEDICAL OFFICER AND PATIENTS, AS THE CLINIC PROVIDES MORE SPACE THAN THE VESSEL CHEE HONG,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE CLINIC IS SITUATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE SOK KWU WAN RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, WHICH WILL BE MANNED BY A REGISTERED NURSE DURING WEEKDAYS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE DEPARTMENT HAS POSTED A DOCTOR AT THE NORTH LAMMA CLINIC IN YUNG SHUE WAN.

THERE WILL THUS BE A DOCTOR AND A NURSE AT NORTH LAMMA CLINIC THROUGHOUT THE WEEK, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

NOTE TO EDITORS i

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE STATIC CLINIC AT SOK KWU WAN BY MR CHAN PAK-YIP, CHAIRMAN OF LAMMA ISLAND SOUTH RURAL COMMITTEE- DR. C.Y. SAM, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, NEW TERRITORIES REGION, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT- AND NR RICKY FUNG, DISTRICT OFFICER, ISLANDS, NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 3 PM. THE MARINE LAUNCH ♦CLEMENT 1+ WILL LEAVE THE MARINE PIER, NEXT TO THE OUTLYING ISLANDS PIER, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, AT 2 PM SHARP.


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THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE WILL BE RUNNING ITS FIRST BLOCK-RELEASE COURSE IN THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR IN OCTOBER FOR TRADE INSTRUCTORS AND WORKSHOP SUPERVISORS.

♦THE COURSE OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR INSTRUCTORS AND SUPERVISORS TO OBTAIN THE NECESSARY TRAINING FOR CARRYING OUT THEIR DAY TO DAY DUTIES,+ AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

CONTENTS OF THE COURSE WILL INCLUDE METHODS OF INSTRUCTION BASED ON THE STUDY OF EDUCATION THEORY AND EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY, HE SAID.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND CLASSES FOR K'O WEEKS FULL-TIME. TUTORS WILL VISIT STUDENTS AT THEIR OWN PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT TO GIVE FURTHER ADVICE WHEN THE COURSE IS COMPLETED.

APPLICATIONS TO THE COURSE ARE NOW OPEN TO WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS WHO ARE FULLY SKILLED IN THEIR TRADE, AND EXPERIENCED WORKERS WHO WILL SOON TAKE UP INSTRUCTION DUTIES.

THE FEE IS 1100, AND THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION WILL BE CANTONESE BUT SOME ENGLISH TERMINOLOGY WILL BE USED.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS* COLLEGE AT 373 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, HONG KONG.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE COLLEGE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 26.


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A GOVERNMENT WATER ENGINEER (DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING) MR LAU TO—HIN IS RETIRING AFTER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE PUBLIC WORKS DE PAR TME NT•

THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR DAVID MCDONALD, TODAY (FRIDAY) PRESENTED MR LAU WITH A GIFT FROM COLLEAGUES IN THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT AND OTHER WORKS DEPARTMENTS.

MR MCDONALD SAID THAT MR LAU HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN MANY MAJOR ASPECTS OF HONG KONG’S WATER SUPPLY.

AS HEAD OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING BRANCH, PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES INCREASED QUANTITIES OF WATER FROM CHINA.

MR LAU HAD BEEN TO RECEIVE

♦THE TIME SCALE IN WHICH THE FACILITIES HAVE TO BE PROVIDED IS LIMITED, WITH LITTLE PROVISION FOR DELAY AND THE NEED FOR CONTINUOUS AND SUSTAINED MOMENTUM HAS BEEN MET PRIMARILY THROUGH HIS TIRELESS EFFORTS AND DETERMINATION,♦ MR MCDONALD SAID.

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MR LAU’S ASSOCIATION WITH WATER FROM CHINA HAD NOT BEEN LIMITED TO ITS RECEPTION IN HONG KONG. HE HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TEAMS WHICH VISITED GUANGZHOU IN 1978, 1979 AND 1980 TO DISCUSS FURTHER SUPPLIES.

u.e "R H^D RECE,VED THREE COMMENDATIONS FOR HIS WORKi ONE FOR H S CONTRIBUTION DURING THE WATER EMERGENCY IN 1963/64- ANOTHER FOR H S INITIATIVE AND SPEED IN RESTORING THE ISLAND WATER SUPPLY AFTER DISASTROUS RAINSTORMS IN JUNE 1966- AND ANOTHER ALSO FOR HIS PERFORMANCE DURING THE WATER EMERGENCY IN 1977.

, J0,NED THE GOVERNMENT IN 1956 AS AN APPRENTICE ENGINEER

IN THE PORT WORKS OFFICE AND WAS CONFIRMED TO THE PRESENT POST IN HE ,N OVERALL CONTROL OF THE ENGINEERING TEAM FOR MUCH

OF THE HIGH ISLAND WATER SCHEME, BEING THE ENGINEER FOR THE WESTERN TUNNEL AND SECOND LION ROCK TUNNEL.

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN * * * *

A SERIES OF EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN BESIDES THE GRAND MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS AT SHA TIN RACECOURSE.

ABOUT 2 000 YUEN LONG RESIDENTS WILL GATHER AT THE TOWN HALL ON MONDAY EVENING FOR A TWO-HOUR VARIETY PROGRAMME, INCLUDING SINGING, DANCES AND OPERAS, ORGANISED BY THE LOCAL MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, THE OWNERS’ INCORPORATIONS AND OTHER LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS.

ALSO, 15 GAMES STALLS WILL BE SITED AT THE DISTRICT MINI SOCCER PITCH.

AT TUEN MUN ON SUNDAY RESIDENTS OF TAI HING WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND A VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD NEAR THE ESTATE NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING UNIT STARTING AT 7.30 PM.

IT IS ORGANISED BY TA I HING COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, TAI HING COMMUNITY HALL, TUEN MUN CARITAS SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE SHOW WILL START WITH LION DANCES AND A LANTERN PARADE FOLLOWED BY A VARIED PROGRAMME OF ENTERTAINMENT.

TUEN MUN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS SARAH WU, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING AND PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS OF LANTERN DESIGN AND RIDDLE COMPETITIONS.

A SIMILAR SHOW, ALSO SPONSORED BY TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD, WILL BE HELD AT SAN FAT ESTATE ON SEPTEMBER 26.

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HOLIDAY FOR WINNERS OF * * M

SAFETY QUIZ PROGRAMME

FIVE WORKERS OF EITHER THE MANUFACTURING OR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES WILL FLY TO LONDON IN NOVEMBER BY BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS FOR AN EIGHT-DAY, ALL-EXPENSES PAID HOLIDAY.

THIS TRIP IS THE GRAND PRIZE IN THE RTHK PRODUCED TELEMATCH/ QUIZ TV PROGRAMME ENTITLED +SAFETY AT WORK+, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY RTHK, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES, AND CO-SPONSORED BY BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS.

ANNOUNCING THIS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY), THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DAVID LIN, SAID THAT THE TV PROGRAMME HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR WORKERS OF BOTH THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES TO INCREASE THEIR AWARENESS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

MR LIN SAID THAT THE PROGRAMME, COMPRISING 10 HALF-HOUR EPISODES, WILL BEGIN TO SCREEN TOMORROW ON RTV CHANNEL 1 FROM 6 PM TO 6.30 PM AND THEREAFTER EVERY SATURDAY FOR A TOTAL OF TEN WEEKS, ENDING ON NOVEMBER 14.

EIGHTEEN TEAMS FROM BOTH THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES WILL BE COMPETING FOR $300 000 WORTH OF PRIZES, INCLUDING COLOUR TELEVISION SETS, REFRIGERATORS, WASHING MACHINES, STEREO RADIO RECORDERS, SUMPTUOUS CHINESE DINNERS, ELECTRONIC TV GAMES AND WRIST WATCHES.

HOME-VIEWERS WILL ALSO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WIN EITHER A THREE-IN-ONE MUSIC CENTRE OR A REFRIGERATOR EVERY WEEK AND IN THE FINAL EPISODE AN ADDITIONAL 26" COLOUR TV SET DONATED BY PHILIPS HONG KONG LIMITED WILL BE GIVEN TO A LUCKY VIEWER.

SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERATION’S LABOUR CONDITIONS COMMITTEE, MR STANISLAUS TSAO, SAID INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WAS +A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES.+

THE SENIOR SALES EXECUTIVE OF BRITISH CALEDONIAN AIRWAYS, MR RICHARD HA, SAID THE INVOLVEMENT OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS THE GOVERNMENT IN THE COMPETITION INDICATED THE COMMITMENT OF HONG KONG TO CREATE A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN ON NEEDS OF THE ADOLESCENT .................. 1

anti-narcotics walk scheme...................................... 2

SPEED-UP OF STUDENT TRAVEL CARD 7/ORK URGED .................... 3

PLB CLEARWAY TO BE EXTENDED .................................. 3

SHORT COURSES ON CHINESE CLASSICS AND CULTURE................... 4

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN TaI PO .................................. 5

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME IN SEEK WU HUI ....................... 6

NT MAXICAB ROUTE NO. 90 BEING SPLIT INTO TWO SERVICES....... 6

NEW BRANCH OFFICE............................................... 7

PLAYGROUND TO BE REDEVELOPED ................................... 7

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A TERRITORY-WIDE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED LATER THIS MONTH BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE PROBLEMS AND NEEDS OF THE ADOLESCENT AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE FAMILY.

THIS YEAR, PLANNERS OF THE CAMPAIGN HAVE CHOSEN ♦THE ADOLESCENT AND THE FAMILY+ AS THE MAIN THEME. THE TARGET GROUPS WILL BE YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 11 AND 15 AND THEIR PARENTS.

IT WILL BE THE FIFTH FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY SECTOR.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT THERE HAD BEEN A GREAT DEAL OF DISCUSSION ON THE INCREASING CRIME RATE AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN HONG KONG AND THE CAUSES LEADING TO JUVENILE DELINQUENCY.

♦SEVERAL KEY ISSUES HAVE BEEN RAISED,♦ HE SAID. +THESE INCLUDE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ADOLESCENT AND THE FAMILY, THE INFLUENCE OF TRIAD SOCIETIES ON THE YOUNG, THE UNMET NEEDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE OVERALL YOUTH PROBLEM.♦

THIS YEAR’S PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN WILL START OFF WITH A YOUTH CARNIVAL AT THE OCEAN PARK ON SEPT. 27 (SUNDAY) WHICH WILL INCLUDE STAGE PERFORMANCES ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG. THERE WILL ALSO BE A DISPLAY OF WINNING ENTRIES OF A STRUCTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION PROMOTING THE MAIN THEME, AND AN EXHIBITION CONVEYING THE MESSAGES OF THE CAMPAIGN.

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION IS A RELATIVELY NEW CONCEPT IN THE PROMOTION OF FAMILY WELFARE IN HONG KONG. ITS AIM IS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF FAMILY LIFE AND TO PROMOTE INTER-PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS TO PREVENT FAMILY PROBLEMS. IT SEEKS TO REACH VARIOUS TARGET GROUPS IN SOCIETY BY PROMOTIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SINCE APRIL 1979, A UNIT IN THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION AND CO-ORDINATION OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT CF RESOURCE MATERIALS.

TWELVE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES ARE AT PRESENT RECEIVING SUBVENTIONS TO PROMOTE THIS TYPE OF SERVICE IN THE DISTRICTS.

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ANT I-NARCOTICS WALK SCHEME * * * *

THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE ARE JOINTLY ORGANISING A +FAMILY WALK SCHEME* TO BE HELD ON SUNDAYS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER THIS YEAR.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (SATURDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION SAID THE SCHEME WAS PART OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY PROGRAMME FOR THIS YEAR AND WAS AIMED AT EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE DANGER OF DRUG ABUSE.

*AT THE SAME TIME, THE SCHEME ALSO AIMS AT PROMOTING HEALTHY ACTIVITIES AMONG FAMILIES,* HE ADDED.

♦IT IS OUR GOAL TO OFFER THE PUBLIC, ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE, HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO DRUG ABUSE,* THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT.

RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES ARE AN IMPORTANT AND EFFECTIVE DETERRENT TO DRUG ABUSE, HE EXPLAINED.

+WITH THIS IN MIND, WE HAVE DECIDED TO LAUNCH THE ’FAMILY WALK SCHEME’, AS HIKING IS GROWING POPULAR IN HONG KONG,* HE SAID.

SIX ROUTES COVERING COUNTRY PARK AREAS IN SHING MUN, TAI LAM, PAT SIN RANGE, LUK KENG AND SAI KUNG HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE SCHEME. THESE ROUTES INCLUDE AN EXCITING FOREST TRAIL IN TAI LAM AND HO PUI AS WELL AS A VISIT TO CHEUNG SHEUNG PLATEAU IN SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARK.

THE SCHEME WILL START WITH THE +ROUND THE SHING MUN RESERVOIR WALK* TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 11. THE REMAINING FIVE +WALKS+ WILL BE CONDUCTED ON OCTOBER 25, NOVEMBER 8 AND 29, DECEMBER 13 AND 27.

THERE WILL BE EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTORS TO LOOK AFTER PARTICIPANTS ALONG ALL ROUTES.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE MADE FROM NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 21. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN A FAMILY UNIT, COMPRISING AT LEAST TWO FAMILY MEMBERS.

FAMILIES COMPLETING ALL SIX ROUTES WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES WHILE THOSE COMPLETING FIVE ROUTES WILL RECEIVE SOUVENIRS. HOWEVER, ALL PARTICIPATING FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE THE FIRST ROUTE, I.E. ROUND THE SHING MUN RESERVOIR WALK.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE HEADQUARTERS ON THE 11TH FLOOR OF WING ON CENTRE, 111 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, AND ITS BRANCH OFFICES.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO RSS HEADQUARTERS TOGETHER WITH PHOTOGRAPHS OF APPLICANTS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE RSS AT 5-458511.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1981

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SPEED-UP OF STUDENT TRAVEL CARD WORK URGED

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THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE TODAY URGED SCHOOLS TO SUBMIT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE ALL APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS, WHICH WILL ALLOW TRAVEL AT CONCESSIONARY RATES ON BUSES, FERRIES, TRAINS AND TRAMS.

THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE OFFICE, MR DAVID CHOW, SAID TODAY THAT 540 000 APPLICATION FORMS HAD BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS THROUGH SCHOOLS.

+HOWEVER, ONLY ABOUT 40 000 COMPLETED APPLICATIONS HAD BEEN FORWARDED FOR PROCESSING,* MR CHOW SAID.

HE URGED SCHOOL PRINCIPALS TO SPEED UP THE RETURNS SO THAT VALIDATED STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS COULD BE ISSUED FOR USE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH.

♦ABOUT FIVE PER CENT OF THE RETURNS FROM THE SCHOOLS HAD TO BE REJECTED BECAUSE OF WRONG ENTRY OF NAME, IDENTITY CARD NUMBERS, BIRTH DATES AND OMISSION OF THE APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE,* MR CHOW SAID.

MR CHOW ALSO REMINDED SCHOOLS TO RETURN WRONGLY-COMPLETED OR DEFACED STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS TO THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE FOR CANCELLATION.

PLB CLEARWAY TO BE EXTENDED * * *

THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS CLEARWAY IN FU HING STREET SHEUNG ONUTUESDAY ?SEPTEMBe!Pi^STWARDS F°R AB°UT 30 METREs'fROM 10 AM Vil I UCjUM I \ OCr | tFlDCK 9

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SHORT COURSES ON CHINESE CLASSICS AND CULTURE

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SHORT COURSES ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF CHINESE CLASSICS AND CULTURE WILL BE HELD IN THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR BY THE EVENING SCHOOL OF HIGHER CHINESE STUDIES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADULT EDUCATION SECTION.

+THE COURSES, WHICH WILL BE OF 36 HOURS’ DURATION, WILL BE HELD AT GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN KOWLOON,+ AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION WILL BE CANTONESE, AND TOPICS WILL INCLUDE TRANSLATION, CALLIGRAPHY, PAINTING, CHINESE MUSIC, MANDARIN, CHINESE LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY, AND CHINESE MEDICINE.

ATTENDANCE WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ONE EVENING A WEEK FROM 7.15 PM TO 9.15 PM, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FEES FOR EACH COURSE WILL BE $100, HE ADDED.

ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSES EACH STUDENT WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE ISSUED BY THE ADULT EDUCATION SECTION.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM:

(I) ADULT EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, FOURTH FLOOR, 1 MA TAU KOK ROAD, KOWLOON.

(II) GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 42 GASCOIGNE ROAD, KOWLOON.

(Ill) EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SIXTH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

(IV) EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, LEE GARDENS. THIRD FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG.

ALL COMPLETED FORMS TOGETHER WITH COPIES OF RELEVANT CERTIFICATES AND A CROSSED CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO +HONG KONG GOVERNMENT* SHOULD REACH THE ADULT EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1 MA TAU KOK ROAD, KOWLOON, ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE BY CONTACTING MR Y.C. WONG OF THE ADULT EDUCATION SECTION ON 3-7130085.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1981

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN TAI PO

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TAI PO DISTRICT ARTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, WHICH WAS SET UP IN MAY LAST YEAR TO PROMOTE ARTS IN THE NEW TOWN, HAS ITS OWN LOGO.

THE LOGO WAS SELECTED FROM MORE THAN 100 ENTRIES IN A COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE ASSOCIATION.

THE WINNER, MISS AU-YEUNG TSU I-YIM, A SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT, WILL RECEIVE 11 000 TOGETHER WITH A SOUVENIR. THE OTHER FOUR RUNNERS-UP WILL EACH RECEIVE A SOUVENIR.

THE DESIGN WHICH WON THE FIRST PRIZE USED THE INITIAL LETTERS FOR TAI PO, AND WAS COMPOSED OF THREE COLOURS.

THE ASSOCIATION IS ALSO ORGANISING A DANCING COURSE FOR CHILDREN AND A FREE FILM SHOW FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE DANCING COURSE, TO BE HELD AT LUK HEUNG PUBLIC SCHOOL EVERY SUNDAY STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 20, WILL BE LIMITED TO 30 SCHOOL CHILDREN OF PRIMARY THREE AND ABOVE.

THE THREE-MONTH COURSE COSTING $20 WILL INCLUDE BASIC TRAINING, CLASSICAL DANCE, FOLK DANCE AND MODERN BALLET.

THE INSTRUCTOR IS MR LAU PE I-HUNG, WHO HAS BEEN TEACHING SIMILAR COURSES AT TUEN MUN AND TSUEN WAN.

THERE WILL BE A FREE SHOWING OF THE FILM, +SNOOPY COME HOME*, ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT 10.30 AM, JOINTLY SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE PO WAH THEATRE.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE DANCING COURSE AND FREE TICKETS FOR THE FILM SHOW ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE ASSOCIATION HAS RECEIVED $120 000 FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD FOR 1981/82 TO ORGANISE CULTURAL EVENTS IN THE NEW TOWN.

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TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME IN SHEK WU HUI

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A TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME INVOLVING THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPT 15) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN SHEK WU HUI:

A) REROUTING OF SAN HONG STREET TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN TSUN FU STREET AND LUNG SUM AVENUE-

B) REROUTING OF TSUN FU STREET TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND-

C) REROUTING OF SAN CHEUNG STREET TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND"

D) REROUTING OF SAN KUNG STREET TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND"

E) REROUTING OF FU HING STREET TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND BETWEEN SAN SHING AVENUE AND JOCKEY CLUB ROAD-

F) REROUTING OF TSUN FU STREET TO TWO-WAY EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND BETWEEN SAN FUNG AVENUE AND SAN TSOI STREET-

G) PLB CLEARWAY RESTRICTION IN FU HING STREET HAS BEEN EXTENDED EASTWARDS FOR A LENGTH OF ABOUT 30 METRES.

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NT MAXICAB ROUTE NO. 90 BEING SPLIT INTO TWO SERVICES M M

uevj tcddithqip^ MAXICAB ROUTE NO.90, FROM LAI KING HEADLAND TO U.S WEN AND “l CHI KOK, WILL BE SPLIT INTO TWO SERVICES FROM MONDAY (SEPT 14) TO PROVIDE BETTER PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

THE SPLIT WILL ENSURE SPARE CAPACITY FOR WAH YUEN CHUEN PASSENGERS DURING PEAK HOURS AND WILL ALSO SERVE PASSENGERS FROM THE UPPER BLOCKS OF CHO YIU CHUEN.

THE NEW ROUTE NO 90 WILL FOLLOW THE OLD ROUTE BUT OMIT WAH YUEN CHUEN AND ITS SERVICE WILL BE INCREASED TO A FREQUENCY OF ONE MAXICAB EVERY THREE MINUTES, AND THE HOURS OF OPERATION WILL BE EXTENDED.

ANOTHER SERVICE, ROUTE NO.92, WILL COVER WAH YUEN CHUEN, CHO YIU CHUEN AND LAI CHI KOK.

a FLAT FARE OF ti.5O WILL BE CHARGED FOR BOTH ROUTES, AND THE 50-CENT SECTION FARE FROM PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL WILL BE ABOLISHED.

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NEW BRANCH OFFICE

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A TELECOMMUNICATION LICENSING BRANCH OFFICE WILL BE OPENED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, 405, NATHAN ROAD, YAU MA TEI, KOWLOON ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1981, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED.

ACCESS IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

THIS BRANCH OFFICE WILL DEAL WITH TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENQUIRIES AND LICENSING MATTERS. THE HOURS OF BUSINESS (EXCLUDING SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS) WILL BE I

MONDAY TO FRIDAY i 9 AM - 1 PM.

2 PM - 5 PM.

SATURDAY i 9 AM - 12 NOON.

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PLAYGROUND TO BE REDEVELOPED

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THE CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND IN PUBLIC SQUARE STREET, KOWLOON, IS TO BE REDEVELOPED INTO A REST GARDEN AND PLAYGROUND.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE WORK ON THE 900-SQUARE METRE SITE.

tup improvFMFNT AND REDEVELOPMENT WILL INCLUDE CHILDREN S PLAY EQUIPMENT, PLANTINGS, UMBRELLA-SHAPED ARBOURS AND CONCRETE BENCHES.

THE WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4J, 1981

CONTENTS PACE NO.

LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE GROWS ................................. 1

PART OF TSING II BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR FOUR MONTHS................ 1

TEACHERS TO LEARN ABOUT SSPA INTERNAL ASSESSMENT................ 2

LITTER HUGS WARNED ............................................. 2

NEW TOWN PROJECTS .............................................. 3

SNT GOES ON LEAVE TODAY ........................................ 3

SEMINAR ON ELDERLY PEOPLE ...................................... 4

DRIVE TO RECRUIT MORE FIREMEN

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LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE GROWS * * * *

TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR ITS SERVICES, THE HONG KONG BRANCH OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE WILL BE SPLIT INTO TWO SECTIONS FROM TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE (HONG KONG WEST) WILL BE LOCATED IN ROOMS 105-108, 1ST FLOOR, YU YUET LAI BUILDING, 43-55 WYNDHAM STREET, CENTRAL. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THIS NEW BRANCH OFFICE ARE 5-268671 AND 5-268694.

THE NEW OFFICE SERVES AREAS WEST OF ARSENAL STREET AND DEEP WATER BAY ROAD, INCLUDING THE MID-LEVELS AND THE PEAK.

THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE (HONG KONG EAST) REMAINS IN THE PRESENT OFFICE AT NEW RODNEY BLOCK, GROUND FLOOR, 99 QUEENSWAY SERVING WANCHAI, HAPPY VALLEY. REPULSE BAY AND AREAS TO THE EAST. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE 5-282213 AND 5-282523 EXT. 60.

THE PROMOTION UNIT OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE HAS ALSO MOVED FROM THE BLAKE BLOCK, 101 QUEENSWAY, TO THE NEW RODNEY BLOCK. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE 5-270096 AND 5-282523 EXT. 62.

THE UNIT HELPS ESTABLISHMENTS IN MATTERS AFFECTING LABOUR RELATIONS AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.

THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE OFFERS ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN RELATION TO THEIR CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT AND PROVIDES CONCILIATION SERVICE TO HELP BOTH PARTIES SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES.

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FROM SEPTEMBER 15 ONWARDS, PART OF ONE CARRIAGEWAY OF THE TSI NG Yl BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED DAILY BETWEEN 7 PM AND 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS TO FACILITATE MAINTENANCE WORK.

TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED BY TEMPORARY SIGNAL CONTROL DURING THE CLOSURE PERIODS.

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TEACHERS TO LEARN ABOUT SSPA INTERNAL ASSESSMENT * * *

THREE SEMINARS ON INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS.

♦THESE SEMINARS AIM AT ACQUAINTING PARTICIPANTS WITH MODERN CONCEPTS OF ASSESSMENTS AND TESTING, AND PROVIDING THEM WITH PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS IN QUESTIONING TECHNIQUES, CONTENTS OF QUESTION PAPERS, MARKING SCHEMES, AND WEIGHING OF DIFFERENT SUBJECTS COMPONENTS,♦ AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE TEACHING CHINESE ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS AT PRIMARY 5 AND 6 LEVELS, SHOULD ATTEND ONE OF THE THREE SEMINARS WHICH WILL BE HELD AT TWO DIFFERENT CENTRES IN HONG KONG AND KOWLOON.

CONTENTS OF THE SEMINARS WILL INCLUDE TALKS ON INTERNAL ASSESSMENTS AND THE ACADEMIC APTITUDE TEST, AND TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS, BY SUBJECT, CONDUCTED BY INSPECTORS OF CHINESE, ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS OF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE.

♦AS THE SEMINARS IN PREVIOUS YEARS WERE GREATLY OVERSUBSCRIBED, PRINCIPALS ARE ADVISED NOT TO NOMINATE TEACHERS WHO HAD ALREADY PARTICIPATED IN SIMILAR SEMINARS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS WISHING TO RECOMMEND THEIR TEACHERS TO ATTEND THE SEMINARS SHOULD APPLY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 28 TO THE SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER, SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, BLOCK +AA+, 2ND FLOOR, VICTORIA BARRACKS, QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE BY TELEPHONING THE SECTION ON 5-272013.

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LITTER BUGS WARNED * * *

UNIFORMED LITTER WARDENS WILL BE STEPPING UP THEIR ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST OFFENDERS THROUGHOUT THE NEW TERRITORIES.

FROM TUESDAY, WITH THE APPROACH OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, LITTER WARDENS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL BE DEPLOYED AT ALL ♦BLACKSPOTS* TO WATCH OVER LITTER BUGS.

THE PENALTY FOR LITTERING CAN BE $1 000 ON THE FIRST OFFENCE AND $2 000 SUBSEQUENTLY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD SAID.

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NEW TOWN PROJECTS * * *

WORK WILL START IN NOVEMBER ON TWO PROJECTS IN TUEN MUN AND FANLING/SHEK WU HUI NEW TOWNS.

FOR THE TUEN MUN PROJECT, TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A PUMPING STATION TO TAKE OFFENSIVE WASTES FROM THE RIVER CHANNEL INTO AN EXISTING SEWER. THE WASTES WILL THEN BE TREATED AND DISCHARGED AT THE PILLAR POINT SUBMARINE OUTFALL.

THE WORK IS PART OF THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY EARLY 1983.

FOR THE SECOND PROJECT, TENDERS ARE BEING CALLED BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT FOR THE LAYING OF ABOUT 5 900 METRES OF MILD STEEL AND ASBESTOS CEMENT FRESH WATER MAINS IN CASTLE PEAK ROAD, FAN KAM ROAD AND AREAS OF FANLING/SHEK WU HUI NEW TOWN.

THE WATER MAINS, OF DIAMETERS RANGING FROM 250 TO 900 MILLIMETRES, ARE PART OF A PROJECT TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY OF THE EXISTING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM TO KWU TUNG, YING PUN AND THE NEW TOWN.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SNT GOES ON LEAVE TODAY

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THE SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, GOES ON LEAVE TODAY (SUNDAY).

WHILE HE IS AWAY, THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, WILL ACT IN HIS PLACE. THE DEPUTY SECRETARY POST WILL BE FILLED TEMPORARILY BY MR N.W.H. MACLEOD, WHO JOINED THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ON SEPTEMBER 2.

MR AKERS-JONES IS DUE TO RETURN TO HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 22.

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SEMINAR ON ELDERLY PEOPLE K # O K

SHA TIN HEALTH WEEK, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL BEGIN WITH A SEMINAR ON THURSDAY (SEPT 17) AT LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE, LEK YUEN ESTATE.

THERE WILL BE TALKS AND A PANEL DISCUSSION FOR SOCIAL WORKERS, COMMUNITY WORKERS AND THOSE INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF THE ELDERLY.

THROUGH THE SEMINAR, IT IS HOPED TO IDENTIFY THE PROBLEMS AND THE NEEDS OF THE AGED. A DOCTOR SPECIALISING IN GERIATRICS WILL TALK ON PREVENTION OF COMMON DISEASES, AND HOW TO LIVE WITH AND TAKE CARE OF THE AGED IN THE FAMILY.

THE SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE DR NG NGAI-SING OF THE GERIATRIC UNIT, MISS MARINA TANG OF THE COMMUNITY NURSING UNIT OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, MISS YIM SIU-MAI AND MISS QUEEN IE LAM, SOCIAL WORKERS OF SHA TIN CARITAS CENTRE.

ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF OLD PEOPLE MAY ATTEND THE SEMINAR, AND ADMISSION MAY BE RESERVED BY CALLING THE SHA TIN HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE AT 0-633211 EXTENSION 234.

DURING THE HEALTH WEEK, THERE WILL ALSO BE A DRAWING CONTEST FOR CHILDREN RESIDING IN SHA TIN AIMED AT INSTILLING A PROPER CONCEPT OF HEALTH AMONG YOUNGSTERS.

AT THE SAME TIME, OFFICERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT WILL GIVE TALKS IN SHA TIN SCHOOLS ABOUT GERMAN MEASLE, SO AS TO ENCOURAGE BOTH TEACHERS AND SCHOOL GIRLS, TO RECEIVE IMMUNISATION AGAINST THE DISEASE.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND PHOTOGRAPHER/REPORTER TO COVER THE OCCASION WHICH IS HELD BETWEEN 2.30 AND 5 PM ON THURSDAY, SEPT 17 AT LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE, SHA TIN.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1981

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DRIVE TO RECRUIT MORE FIREMEN * « * *

THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL LAUNCH A YEAR-ROUND RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN FOR FIREMEN AND STATION OFFICERS STARTING NEXT WEEK.

+THE CONTINUOUS RECRUITMENT EXERCISE IS NECESSARY FOR OUR EXPANSION PROGRAMME,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+WE ARE LOOKING FOR RESPONSIBLE, ACTIVE AND INTELLIGENT YOUNG MEN TO JOIN THE ’ELITE BRIGADE’ TO SERVE THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE GOOD PHYSIQUES WITH NORMAL EYESIGHT AND BE UNDER 30 YEARS OF AGE. ALL RECRUITS WILL BE TRAINED FOR GENERAL FIRE FIGHTING AND RESCUE WORK. STATION OFFICERS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM SUPERVISORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES.

THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION FOR FIREMAN IS PRIMARY SIX EDUCATION AND APPLICANTS FOR STATION OFFICER MUST POSSESS AT LEAST FIVE SUBJECTS INCLUDING ENGLISH LANGUAGE (SYLLABUS B) AT GRADE E OR ABOVE IN THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION.

THE STARTING SALARY FOR FIREMAN VARIES FROM $2 215 TO 12 450 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS AND RISES TO A MAXIMUM OF $3 335.

FOR STATION OFFICER, THE STARTING SALARY VARIES FROM $4 445 TO $6 135, AGAIN DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE. THE SALARY WILL REACH A MAXIMUM OF $9 945.

ON JOINING THE SERVICE, THE RECRUIT IS ON PROBATION FOR THE FIRST THREE YEARS, AFTER WHICH, PROVIDED HE HAS CARRIED OUT ALL HIS DUTIES SATISFACTORILY AND PASSED THE REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS, HE WILL BE CONFIRMED TO THE PERMANENT AND PENSIONABLE ESTABLISHMENT.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL FIRE STATIONS, CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1981

CONTESTS PaGE NO.

MEASURES TO ENSURE SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES .............. 1

GOVERNMENT BUILDING FOR TO KWA WAN ............................ 2

AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE IN JANUARY-JUNE 1?81 ............... 3

OFF TO TEXTILE TALKS .......................................... 5

TWO TSU3N WAN BLOCKS TO BE CLEARED FOR ROAD PROJECT......... 5

MORE LAND PLANNED FOR TAI PO ESTATE............................ 6

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1981

MEASURES TO ENSURE SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES ******

SUPERVISORS, SCHOOL HEADS, SCIENCE TEACHERS AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS ARE URGED TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES.

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

EVERY LABORATORY SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH AT LEAST ONE APPROPRIATE FIRE EXTINGUISHER WHICH IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE, A FIRE BLANKET AND A BUCKET OF SAND, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE ALSO SUGGESTED THAT ALL SCIENCE TEACHERS SHOULD CONDUCT AT LEAST ONE LESSON ON THE GENERAL ASPECTS OF LABORATORY SAFETY WITH EACH CLASS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

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

♦SCIENCE TEACHERS, LABORATORY STAFF AND STUDENTS ARE THEREFORE STRONGLY ADVISED TO EXERCISE SPECIAL CARE AND TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WHEN PERFORMING THESE EXPERIMENTS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE ATTENTION OF SCIENCE TEACHERS AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS IS ALSO DRAWN TO THE USE OF BENZENE, WHICH IS A SUSPECTED CARCINOGEN.

♦CARCINOGENS CAN ENTER THE BODY NOT ONLY BY INGESTION, BUT ALSO BY INHALATION AND SKIN ABSORPTION. IN GENERAL, EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL CARCINOGENS ARE LONG-TERM AND INSIDIOUS, RATHER THAN IMMEDIATE AND OBVIOUS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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

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AN OUTLINE OF THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINIMISING THE POSSIBILITY OF ACCIDENTS IN A SCIENCE LABORATORY IS CONTAINED IN THE PAMPHLET +SAFETY IN THE LABORATORY* PUBLISHED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT SOME LOCAL SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS CARRIED MANY CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS WHICH CAN BE PERFORMED AT HOME BY SCHOOL CHILDREN.

♦SOME OF THESE EXPERIMENTS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AND IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REMIND STUDENTS REPEATEDLY THAT SUCH HAZARDOUS EXPERIMENTS SHOULD NOT BE PERFORMED BY THEMSELVES AT HOME,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

GREAT CARE MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT EVEN IF STUDENTS ARE TO CARRY OUT SIMPLE EXPERIMENTS ON THEIR OWN OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL, THEY SHOULD FIRST SEEK THE ADVICE OF THEIR SCIENCE TEACHERS ON THE NATURE OF THESE EXPERIMENTS, HE SAID.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING SAFETY IN THE LABORATORY CAN BE MADE AT THE SCIENCE SUBJECTS SECTION, ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG, AND BY TELEPHONING THE SECTION ON 5-774001 EXT 37, 38 OR 41.

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GOVERNMENT BUILDING FOR TO KWA WAN

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A COMBINED GOVERNMENT OFFICE-AND-MARKET BUILDING IS TO BE BUILT IN TO KWA WAN, KOWLOON.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WHICH WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL OFFICE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND ALSO REPLACE THE EXISTING MARKET IN TO KWA WAN, ARE NOW BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE ELEVEN-STOREY BUILDING WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED ON A 3 400 SQUARE-METRE SITE AT KOWLOON CITY ROAD.

+MARKET FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE BASEMENT, GROUND AND FIRST FLOORS, AND THE UPPER NINE FLOORS WILL BE OFFICE SPACES TO ACCOMMODATE AN URBAN COUNCIL LIBRARY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS,* HE SAID.

+PART OF THE SECOND FLOOR WILL BE USED FOR A REPROVISIONED AND ENLARGED HUNG HOM CLINIC TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE DENSELY-POPULATED AREA.*

IN ADDITION, PARKING SPACES WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE BASEMENT FOR GOVERNMENT VEHICLES.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1981

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AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE IN JANUARY-JUNE 1981 * * * *

AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1981 WAS VALUED AT $25 765 MILLION, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 29 PER CENT OVER THE FIRST HALF OF 1980.

AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE VALUED AT $9 186 MILLION (UP 29%), AIRBORNE IMPORTS AT $11 864 MILLION (UP 29%), AND AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS AT $4 715 MILLION (UP 29%). IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, 26% BY VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, 18% OF IMPORTS AND 24% OF RE-EXPORTS WERE DESPATCHED BY AIR.

HOWEVER, IN TERMS OF WEIGHT, AIRBORNE CARGO REPRESENTED ONLY 1-1/2% OF TOTAL EXPORTS (INCLUSIVE OF ONWARD TRANSHIPMENTS), AND 1/2% OF TOTAL IMPORTS (INCLUSIVE OF INWARD TRANSHIPMENTS).

SUMMARY TRADE STATISTICS ON AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1981 WERE RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE THE SIX MAJOR MARKETS FOR

ILLUSTRATES THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF HONG KONG’S AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS:-

JAN - JUNE 1981 (HK$ MN.) JAN - JUNE 1980 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

USA 4 010 2 740 +1 270 ♦46

FR OF GERMANY 907 841 + 66 + 8

UK 631 616 + 15 + 2

JAPAN 555 373 + 182 +49

SWITZERLAND 273 245 28 +11

FRANCE 268 211 57 ♦27

BY COMMODITY, INCREASES IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED MAINLY IN CLOTHING (BY $853 MILLION OR 44%), PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF OFFICE MACHINES AND OF DATA PROCESSING MACHINES, INCLUDING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (BY $565 MILLION OR 107%) AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $403 MILLION OR 17%).

HOWEVER, DECLINES WERE RECORDED FOR CONCENTRATES, WASTE, SCRAP AND SWEEPINGS OF PRECIOUS METALS (OTHER THAN OF GOLD) (BY $74 MILLION OR 47%) AS WELL AS THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $116 MILLION OR 17%).

FURTHER ANALYSIS OF COMMODITY BY COUNTRY REVEALED SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO THE US (BY $482 MILLION OR 60%), JAPAN (BY $120 MILLION OR 105%) AND THE FR OF GERMANY (BY $86 MILLION OR 20%)- IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS TO THE US (BY $108 MILLION OR 18%)- AND IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF OFFICE MACHINES AND OF DATA PROCESSING MACHINES, INCLUDING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, TO THE US (BY $584 MILLION OR 132%).

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AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM THE SIX MAJOR SUPPLIERS ARE SHOWN BELOWt—

JAN - JUNE 1981 (HK$ MN.) JAN - JUNE 1980 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

JAPAN 2 803 2 025 +778 +38

USA 2 438 2 012 +426 +21

SWITZERLAND 1 122 1 007 +115 + 11

UK 673 438 +235 +54

TAIWAN 633 441 +192 +44

REP. OF KOREA 599 395 +204 +52

INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $1 124 MILLION OR 47%), PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMIPRECIOUS STONES (BY $262 MILLION OR 31%), AS WELL AS THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $178 MILLION OR 12%). IN CONTRAST, DECREASES WERE NOTED IN THE SUPPLY, BY AIR, OF OFFICE MACHINES (BY $45 MILLION OR 68%), AS WELL AS OTHER INORGANIC CHEMICALS AND COMPOUNDS OF PRECIOUS METALS (BY $56 MILLION OR 26%).

GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS FROM JAPAN (BY $569 MILLION OR 64%) AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $179 MILLION OR 143%).

AMONG THE SIX MAJOR SUPPLIERS, THE US WAS THE LARGEST SUPPLIER. BY AIR, OF PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, SHOWING AN INCREASE OF $43 MILLION OR 56%.

GROWTH WAS ALSO RECORDED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF THERMIONIC. COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS FROM JAPAN (BY $31 MILLION OR 10%), AND THE US (BY $31 MILLION OR 8%).

AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS CONTINUED TO GROW IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1981. MAJOR RE-EXPORT ITEMS WITH SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE CONCENTRATES. WASTE, SCRAP AND SWEEPINGS OF PRECIOUS METALS (OTHER THAN OF GOLD) (BY $273 MILLION OR 215%), THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $254 MILLION OR 52%), AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $131 MILLION OR 15%).

ON THE OTHER HAND, AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS OF SILVER, PLATINUM AND OTHER METALS OF THE PLATINUM GROUP DECLINED SUBSTANTIALLY (BY $180 MILLION OR 82%).

THE US WAS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS, WITH A VALUE OF $623 MILLION (AN INCREASE OF $233 MILLION OR 60%). INCREASES WERE ALSO REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA (BY $188 MILLION OR 297%), TAIWAN (BY $136 MILLION OR 28%), SINGAPORE (BY $118 MILLION OR 26%), ISRAEL (BY $99 MILLION OR 135%) AND THE UK (BY $98 MILLION OR 34%). AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN CONTINUED TO DECLINE (BY $88 MILLION OR 15%).

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OFF TO TEXTILE TALKS * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF TRADE, MR LAWRENCE MILLS, LEAVES ON CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS CX2O1 TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 15) FOR THE WEEK-LONG TEXTILE COMMITTEE MEETING, STARTING IN GENEVA ON SEPTEMBER 21, AT WHICH DISCUSSIONS WILL BE RESUMED ON THE RENEWAL OF THE MULT I-FIBRE ARRANGEMENT.

EN-ROUTE TO GENEVA, MR MILLS WILL HOLD INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS IN LONDON WITH OFFICIALS OF THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY.

MR MILLS WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

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TWO TSUEN WAN BLOCKS TO BE CLEARED FOR ROAD PROJECT ♦ ♦ #

THE MAJORITY OF THE OWNERS OF FLATS AND COMMERCIAL PREMISES IN TWO TENEMENT BLOCKS AT TAI HO ROAD IN TSUEN WAN, WHICH ARE AFFECTED BY A ROAD PROJECT, HAVE ACCEPTED COMPENSATION OFFERED BY THE GOVERNMENT, ACTING TOWN MANAGER, MR LUI HAU-TUEN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

THE TWO BLOCKS, CONTAINING 161 DOMESTIC UNITS AND 23 SHOPS OR FACTORIES, WILL BE CLEARED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE TAI HO ROAD INTERCHANGE WHICH FORMS PART OF THE TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT SCHEME IN TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN.

SO FAR, 98 PER CENT OF DOMESTIC FLAT OWNERS AND 15 OF THE 23 SHOP OWNERS AFFECTED HAVE ACCEPTED ADVANCE PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION.

AND 753 OUT OF THE 793 FAMILIES PREVIOUSLY LIVING IN THE TWO BLOCKS HAVE ALREADY MOVED TO THE NEARBY SHEK WAI KOK PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE.

NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE REMAINING OWNERS AND TENANTS ARE STILL GOING ON, MR LUI SAID.

MR LUI SAID HE GREATLY APPRECIATED THE RESPONSIBLE AND REASONABLE ATTITUDE OF THE OWNERS AND TENANTS TOWARDS THE CLEARANCE.

+EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO ENSURE THAT FAIR COMPENSATION WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL,+ HE STRESSED.

HE ADDED OWNERS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE COMPENSATION OFFER COULD APPROACH THE LANDS TRIBUNAL FOR ARBITRATION. IN ADDITION, THEY WERE ENTITLED TO SEEK ADVICE FROM PRIVATE SURVEYORS, THE COST CF WHICH WOULD BE MET BY THE GOVERNMENT.

THE BUILDING HAS TO BE VACATED BY OCTOBER 15, AND WORK ON THE INTERCHANGE WILL START IMMEDIATELY.

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MORE LAND PLANNED FOR TAI PO ESTATE

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ANOTHER TEN HECTARES OF LAND WILL SHORTLY BE FORMED FOR THE TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE NOW BEING INVITED BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE WORK FORMS THE FIRST PHASE OF THE FINAL STAGE OF FORMATION OF LAND FOR THE ESTATE.

WHEN WORK ON THIS STAGE IS COMPLETED BY THE END OF 1984, IT WILL PROVIDE A TOTAL OF ABOUT 20 HECTARES OF LAND TO SUPPLEMENT THE 45 HECTARES ALREADY FORMED IN STAGES ONE AND TWO.

THE REST OF THE RECLAMATION, ALONG WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF 1 200 METRES OF RUBBLE MOUND, 260 METRES OF SEAWALL AND ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS, WILL BE DONE UNDER THE PHASE TWO CONTRACT, TENDERS FOR WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO BE CALLED IN MID-1982.

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MORE TANNERIES LICENSED

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SEVENTEEN APPLICANTS HAVE SO FAR SUCCESSFULLY BEEN GIVEN LICENCES TO OPERATE TANNERY FACTORIES IN TWO KWAI CHUNG INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS.

FIVE MORE LICENCES WILL BE GRANTED TO THE APPLICANTS AS SOON AS THEY ARE ABLE TO COMPLY WITH CERTAIN HEALTH REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCES, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

TWENTY-SEVEN APPLICATIONS FOR OFFENSIVE TRADE LICENCES TO OPERATE TANNERIES IN BOTH THE WING LOI INDUSTRIAL BUILDING AND WING SHING INDUSTRIAL BUILDING IN KWAI CHUNG HAVE SO FAR BEEN RECEIVED.

PEOPLE WISHING TO OPERATE TANNERIES MAY CONTACT THE LICENSING SECTION OF THE NTSD ON NINTH FLOOR, FOURSEAS BUILDING. 208-212 NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1981

CONTENTS Ph GE NO.

REVIEW OF OVERSEAS TRADE IN 1980............................... 1

NEW $1 AEROGRAMME FORM OUT NEXT WEEK .......................... 2

10 000 VOTERS IN TSUEN WAN RETURN REGISTRATION FORMS .......... 3

PWD OFFERS TECHNIC; lL CaREER FOR YOUTHS ...................... 4

PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY ....................................... 5

FORTY-SIX APPOINTED OFFICER CADETS IN PRISONS DEPARTMENT .. 6

LIFE GUARDS SAVED 1 0^6 IN 1980................................ 7

RESULT OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ COMPETITION................... 8

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1981

REVIEW OF OVERSEAS TRADE IN 1980

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THE +HONG KONG REVIEW OF OVERSEAS TRADE IN 1980+ IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN THE GPO BUILDING AT CONNAUGHT PLACE.

AT $26 A COPY, IT CONTAINS A BRIEF TEXT, 18 GRAPHS AND 34 STATISTICAL APPENDICES WITH COMPARATIVE FIGURES FOR THE PREVIOUS YEARS.

INTRODUCING THE REVIEW, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT IT GIVES A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION OF HONG KONG’S OVERSEAS TRADE IN 1980, INCLUDING A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF TRADE BY MAJOR TRADING PARTNER AND BY COMMODITY CATEGORY.

TO FACILITATE INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON, A NEW TABLE IS INCLUDED, SHOWING TRADE STATISTICS OF SELECTED COUNTRIES BY CUSTOMS CO-OPERATION COUNCIL NOMENCLATURE (CCCN) COMMODITY CLASSIFICATION.

+ALSO INCLUDED IS AN ANALYSIS OF HONG KONG’S EXPORT PERFORMANCE IN PRINCIPAL OVERSEAS MARKETS, COMPARED WITH THOSE OF MAJOR COMPETITORS,* HE ADDED.

ACCORDING TO THE REVIEW, SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE NOTED IN IMPORTS FROM CHINA (BY $6 818 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT) AND FROM JAPAN (BY $6 324 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT). AMONG THE OVERSEAS MARKETS WITH THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE THE U.S. (BY $3 794 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT), THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $1 040 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT), AND CHINA (BY $1 002 MILLION OR 166 PER CENT).

BY COMMODITY, SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS REGISTERED IN IMPORTS OF TEXTILES (BY $3 032 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT) AND PETROLEUM (BY $2 882 MILLION OR 61 PER CENT)- WHEREAS THE COMMODITIES WITH THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE CLOTHING (BY $3 127 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT) AND PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, OPTICAL GOODS AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $1 993 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORT TRADE EXPERIENCED STRONG GROWTH IN 1980. THE VALUE OF COMMODITIES OF CHINA ORIGIN RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG INCREASED BY $2 731 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT, WITH THE LARGEST INCREASE REGISTERED IN CLOTHING (BY $570 MILLION OR 79 PER CENT). RE-EXPORTS OF JAPAN ORIGIN ALSO GREW SUBSTANTIALLY (BY $2 451 MILLION OR 72 PER CENT), ESPECIALLY FOR ROAD VEHICLES (BY $673 MILLION OR 184 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA ALSO INCREASED BY $3 327 MILLION OR 253 PER CENT, AND RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN BY $1 090 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT.

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THE VALUE OF AIRBORNE TRADE IN 1980, REPRESENTING 22 PER CENT OF TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE, INCREASED BY $9 486 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT OVER 1979. AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. ROSE BY $1 336 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT, AND AIRBORNE EXPORTS TO THE U.S. BY SI 072 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY. WATCHES AND CLOCKS SHIPPED BY AIR EXPERIENCED THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN IMPORTS (BY $1 456 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT), AS WELL AS IN EXPORTS (BY $1 769 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT).

THE REVIEW ALSO PUBLISHES UNIT VALUE AND QUANTUM INDEXES WHICH ARE OFTEN USED TO ASSESS THE MOVEMENTS IN COMMODITY PRICES AND THE REAL CHANGES IN TRADE VOLUME. DURING 1980. WHILST THE TRADE VOLUME OF MOST COMMODITIES INCREASED OVE& 1979, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF PLASTIC MOULDING MATERIALS DECREASED BY THREE PER CENT, DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS BY 10 PER CENT, AND ALCOHOLIC DRINKS BY 13 PER CENT.

HONG KONG WAS THE LARGEST EXPORTER OF TOYS AND DOLLS. ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS AND TORCHES IN THE WORLD. HONG KONG WAS ALSO THE SECOND LARGEST EXPORTER OF CLOTHING AFTER ITALY AND OF RADIO-BROADCAST RECEIVERS AFTER JAPAN.

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NEW $1 AEROGRAMME FORM OUT NEXT WEEK ******

AEROGRAMMES BEARING A SI STAMP MOTIF WILL BE PLACED ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME AT ALL POST OFFICES ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 21), THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE SHAPE AND FORMAT OF THE NEW AEROGRAMME FORM ARE THE SAME AS THE OLD ONE, EXCEPT THAT IT WILL NOW BEAR THE CURRENT POSTAGE FOR AEROGRAMMES AND THE WORDS ’BY AIR MAIL’ HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE TOP LEFT CORNER, LEAVING JUST ’AEROGRAMME’ ON A DARK BLUE BACKGROUND.

PHILATELISTS ARE ADVISED THAT NO HANDBACK SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. HOWEVER, SPECIAL POSTING BOXES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICES FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO HAVE THOSE AEROGRAMMES POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 21 HAND-CANCELLED.

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10 000 VOTERS IN TSUEN WAN RETURN REGISTRATION FORMS * * * *

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN 10 000 REGISTRATION FORMS OF VOTERS FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTION DURING THE FIRST TWO. WEEKS OF REGISTRATION, ACTING TOWN MANAGER, W? LUI HAU-TUEN, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

HE SAID THE RESR&NSE'SO FAR WAS ENCOURAGING, BUT HE URGED THOSE RESIDENTS WHO HAD NOT YET REGISTERED TO DO SO AS SOON AS POSS I ELE.

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THE SIX-WEEK REGISTRATION OF VOTERS WILL END ON OCTOBER 12.

+THE SUCCESS OF OUR FUTURE DISTRICT BOARD DEPENDS A LOT ON THE CALIBRE OF OUR UNOFFICIALS, INCLUDING THE ELECTED MEMBERS,+ FE SAID.

+MORE ELIGIBLE PERSONS REGISTERING AS VOTERS WILL ENSURE THAT PERSONS WITH THE RIGHT CALIBRE ARE TO BE ELECTED TO THE BOARD HE ADDED.

MR LUI SAID SINCE EARLY THIS MONTH STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAD BEEN VISITING MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO ENCOURAGE ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO REGISTER.

COLLEAGUES FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING THE POLICE, FIRE SERVICES, HOUSING, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, AND NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENTS, ALSO HELPED BY DISTRIBUTING REGISTRATION FORMS.

+WE ARE DOING OUR BEST TO MAKE THE ELECTION A SUCCESS,+ HE SAID.

THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD ON MARCH 4 NEXT YEAR.

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PWD OFFERS TECHNICAL CAREER FOR YOUTHS

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YOUNG PEOPLE SEEKING A CAREER IN ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, AND ELECTRONIC CRAFTSMANSHIP CAN NOW JOIN THE CRAFT APPRENTICE TRAINING SCHEME.

THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED MINIMUM FORM TWO AND WHOSE AGE IS BETWEEN 15 AND 17.

♦CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR THE SCHEME WILL RECEIVE FOUR YEARS CF TRAINING AS CRAFTSMEN IN ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL OR AIR-CONDITIONING FIELDS AND BE ENTITLED TO A MONTHLY SALARY BETWEEN $765 AND $1 150 WITH ANNUAL PAID LEAVE AND FREE MEDICAL CARE.+ SAID MR WONG SHIU-KWONG, SUPERINTENDENT OF APPRENTICES OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE TODAY.

♦ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, APPRENTICES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR APPOINTMENT AS ARTISANS WITH THE GOVERNMENT. THEY WILL ALSO BE FREE TO JOIN THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN WHICH WELL-TRAINED CRAFTSMEN ARE IN GREAT DEMAND,+ HE ADDED.

MR WONG POINTED OUT THAT PROMOTION PROSPECTS FOR ARTISANS ARE GOOD AND THEY WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION TO WORKS SUPERVISOR OR EVEN MORE SENIOR POSTS DEPENDING ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE.

THEY MAY BE EMPLOYED IN THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE, WATER SUPPLIES OFFICE, AND GEOTECHNICAL OFFICE OF THE PWD OR KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WORKSHOPS ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THEY WILL ALL BE TAKEN UP BY THE GOVERNMENT.+ HE ADDED.

HOWEVER, ARTISAN I AND II POSTS ARE NORMALLY FILLED BY CRAFT APPRENTICES WHO HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED THEIR TRAINING.

MR WONG ADDED THAT SINCE THE FIRST GROUP OF CRAFT APPRENTICES GRADUATED IN 1974 UNDER THE PRESENT RESTRUCTURED TRAINING SCHEME, OVER 40 GRADUATED APPRENTICES HAD BEEN PROMOTED TO WORKS SUPERVISORS AND ONE WAS ALREADY AN ASSISTANT INSPECTOR.

MR WONG WAS HIMSELF AN EX-GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE.

ABOUT 200 APPRENTICES WILL BE RECRUITED FOR THESE POSTS THIS YEAR.

THE FOUR-YEAR APPRENTICESHIP CONSISTS OF BASIC AND ON-THE-JOB TRAINING.

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IN THE FIRST i'/.E, APPRENTICES WILL ATTEND A SIX-MONTH FULL-TIME ENGINEERING CRAFT COURSE AT MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER SIX MONTHS OF BASIC TRAINING IN THE APPRENTICE TRAINING CENTRE AT CAROLINE HILL.

IN THE FOLLOWING THREE YEARS, THEY WILL RECEIVE FURTHER TRAINING IN VARIOUS GOVERNMENT WORKSHOPS AND ATTEND PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE COURSES IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.

THE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS ON BENCH FITTING, MACHINE TOOLS, WELDING, ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONICS AND SHEET METAL WORK.

+THE TRAINING SCHEME PRACTICALLY COVERS EVERY MAJOR ARTISAN TRADE, THUS PROVIDING APPRENTICES WITH A BROAD ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE,+ MR WONG SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE SCHEME ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICES AND THE APPRENTICE TRAINING CENTRE OF THE PWD’S ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE.

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PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, TODAY (TUESDAY) WELCOMED THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB OF ITS AGREEMENT TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN WORK FOR AN ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

MR WIGGHAM'S COMMENTS FOLLOWED THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOCKEY CLUB, MR PETER WILLIAMS’S SPEECH AT THE CLUB'S ANNUAL GENERAL NESTING THIS EVENING.

♦THE ACADEMY,+ HE SAID, +WILL PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED FACILITIES FOR REHEARSAL AND TRAINING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS, AND WILL BE USED BY A WIDE RANGE OF ORGANISATIONS, BOTH AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL.*

♦THE GROWTH OF THE PERFORMING ARTS IN HONG KONG IS HAMPERED BY A SEVERE SHORTAGE OF PREMISES FOR THIS PURPOSE, SO THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ACADEMY WILL GREATLY ASSIST THEIR DEVELOPMENT,* h£ SAID.

MR WIGGHAM CONFIRMED THAT LAND ADJACENT TO THE ARTS CENTRE HAD BEEN SUGGESTED AS A POSSIBLE SITE FOR THE ACADEMY, SUBJECT TO THE VIEWS OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD. (

♦IF THE PROJECT PROVES FEASIBLE ON THIS SITE,* SAID W WIGGHAM, +WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE LOW RISE BUILDINGS IN A PARK-LIKE SETTING, SO AS TO PRESERVE THE OPEN NATURE OF THE SITE. PUBLIC USE OF THE PARK AREAS WOULD BE ENCOURAGED.*

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FORTY-SIX APPOINTED OFFICER CADETS

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N PRISONS DEPARTMENT

FORTY-SIX ASSISTANT OFFICERS OF APPOINTED OFFICER CADETS TODAY.

THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT WERE

AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE STAFF

........ TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS, MR GARTH HYDES, PRESENTED RANK INSIGNIA AND APPOINTMENT LETTERS TO THE NEWLY PROMOTED OFFICER CADETS.

ADDRESSING THE CEREMONY, MR HYDES TOLD THE OFFICERS THAT THEY MUST NOT WAIVER OR BE INDECISIVE WITH THEIR PAST COLLEAGUES WHO WILL NOW BE SUBJECT TO THEIR ORDERS AND DIRECTIONS.

+NOR MUST YOU SHOW FAVOURITISM AND AT ALL TIMES YOU MUST BE SEEN TO BE IMPARTIAL,+ HE SAID.

MR HYDES POINTED OUT THAT MANY MEN AND WOMEN WHO JOINED THE SERVICE AT THE ASSISTANT OFFICER LEVEL HAD NOW RISEN TO THE MOST SENIOR RANKS.

♦THIS APPOINTMENT AS OFFICER CADETS HAS NOW GIVEN YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP AND ADVANCE IN YOUR CAREERS,+ HE ADDED.

HE ALSO REMINDED THE OFFICERS THAT IN DEALING WITH PRISONERS, THEY MUST BE HUMANE AND ENSURE THAT THEIR SUBORDINATES CARRY OUT THEIR JOB EFFECTIVELY AND WITH COMPASSION.

♦MANY OF YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE CONTACTS WITH THE PUBLIC AND THAT THE WAY YOU PRESENT YOURSELF AND DEAL WITH PEOPLE WILL REFLECT ON THE DEPARTMENT AS A WHOLE,♦ HE STRESSED.

THE NEWLY APPOINTED OFFICER CADETS COMPRISED 43 MEN AND THREE WOMEN WHOSE AVERAGE LENGTH OF SERVICE WITH THE DEPARTMENT IS ABOUT FIVE YEARS.

ALL OF THEM WILL UNDERGO DEVELOPMENTAL TRAINING IN VARIOUS PENAL INSTITUTIONS AND IN THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE SO THAT THEY MAY CARRY OUT THEIR WORK EFFECTIVELY.

IF THEY PASS THE REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS AND WORK HARD, THEY WOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR PROMOTION TO THE OFFICER RANK IN DUE COURSE.

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LIFE GUARDS SAVED 1 036 IN 1980 X * * *

ONE THOUSAND AND THIRTY-SIX LIVES WERE SAVED IN 1980 BY HONG KONG LIFE GUARDS, WHO INCLUDE FISHERMEN, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, SAID TODAY.

THIS EFFORT, COLLECTIVELY, SHOWED ALSO THAT HONG KONG PEOPLE WERE BECOMING MORE CIVIC-MINDED AND WILLING TO PUT SELF-SACRIFICE ABOVE SELF-INTEREST, MR RIDDELL-SWAN TOLD MEMBERS CF THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB AT A PRESENTATION CEREMONY THIS AFTERNOON OF +RESCUE-STAR+ AWARDS BY THE CLUB FOR THE LIFE-SAVING EFFORTS OF ITS MEMBERS.

MR RIDDELL-SWAN SAID THAT SINCE 1962 THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAD WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE CLUB TO PROMOTE LIFE-SAVING OF FISHERMEN AT SEA. NOW FISHERMEN WERE REGULARLY AMONG RECIPIENTS OF +THE RESCUE STAR*.

♦THESE AWARDS ARE MADE BY THE CLUB IN RECOGNITION OF THE GALLANTRY OF THE INDIVIDUAL RECIPIENTS, BUT AT THE SAME TIME COLLECTIVELY THEY SIGNIFY AN INCREASED CIVIC-MINDEDNESS IN THE COMMUNITY AND A WILLINGNESS TO PUT SELF-SACRIFICE ABOVE SELF-INTEREST,* HE SAID.

FOURTEEN FISHERMEN WERE AMONG THE 44 PEOPLE WHO RECEIVED THE RESCUE STAR THIS YEAR.

MR RIDDELL-SWAN PAID TRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF THE CLUB FOR ITS ROLE IN PROVIDING LIFE-SAVING SERVICE TO SWIMMERS AT SWIMMING POOLS BATHING BEACHES AND LAUNCH PARTIES.

LAST YEAR 10 596 LIFE GUARDS PERFORMED PATROL DUTIES REGULARLY AND AT SPECIAL EVENTS.

+THE SUCCESS OF THESE PATROLS CAN BE MEASURED BY THE NUMBER CF LIVES SAVED WHICH DURING THE YEAR AMOUNTED TO A TOTAL OF 1 036. THIS BRINGS THE GRAND TOTAL OF LIVES SAVED TO OVER 13 500 SINCE THE CLUB WAS FORMED IN 1956,+ HE SAID.

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RESULT OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ COMPETITION * * * * *

A 33-YEAR-OLD PLASTICS FACTORY SUPERVISOR, MR LAU CHAI-MING WON THE FIRST PRIZE OF A $4 500 PHILIPS COLOUR TELEVISION SET IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ COMPETITION HELD lastN(monday)AnPght°UR+ PR06RAMME 0N rediffusion TELEVISION

IN THE KEENLY CONTESTED COMPETITION, MR LAU BEAT EIGHT OTHER CONTESTANTS WHO SHARED AMONG THEMSELVES OTHER PR I ZES WORTH MORE THAN $13 000.

1 ’ A 34-YEAR-0l-D ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN, WON THE SECOND PRIZE OF AN AIR TICKET TO JAPAN, PLUS FREE BOARD AND LODGING, WHILE THE THIRD PRIZE OF AN AIR TICKET TO THAILAND WENT TO MR CHUNG SZE-KWAN, A 25-YEAR-OLD PRINTING COMPANY MANAGER.

THE OTHER PRIZES OF AN AIR TICKET TO THE PHILIPPINES, AN RTV MINIATURE 24K GOLD SAFETY HELMET, AN ATARI VIDEO ELECTRONIC TV GAME AND THREE STEREO CASSETTE PLAYERS WERE SHARED AMONG MISS LAU KAN-YEE, MR CHEUNG PAK-CHEUNG, MR YIU LAU-YAN, MR CHAN KWONG, MISS CHUNG MO-LING AND MR NG WAI-KEUNG.

THE AIR TICKETS WERE DONATED BY HONG KONG DAILY NEWS AND THE TV GAME BY KONG KING TRADING COMPANY.

THE GRAND FINALE OF THE COMPETITION IS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD AJ™E END 0F NEXT (OCTOBER) MONTH, WITH 15 CORRECT ENTRIES TAK ING PART.

_WINNERS IN THE FINALE WILL BE AWARDED EVEN MORE ATTRACTIVE carZdonatedLb?ItaiAfatAltdPR IZE °F A 530 000 CHARADE 1 000 CC PRIVATE

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

KCR TO BECOME PUBLIC CORPORATION ............................... 1

HONG KONG'S RE-EXPORT TRADE FOR JANUARY - JUNE 1981 ............ 2

CHURCH RITES TO MARK ACADEMIC YEAR ........................

FOUR NEW TERRITORIES SITES SOLD FOR S2O2 MILLION................ 5

URBAN CLEARWAY FOR LOK LO HA ................................... 5

TEXTILE INDUSTRY TRAINING NEEDS TO BE STUDIED .................. 6

HONG KONG GROUP ON PROMOTION TRIP TO JAPAN...................... 7

TEMPORARY SHA TIN SLIP ROAD CLOSURE ............................ 7

DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEMBERS TOUR WAN CHAI ....................... 8

CAUSEWAY BAY WATER LEAKAGE TEST ................................ 8

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1981

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KCR TO BECOME PUBLIC CORPORATION

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED IN PRINCIPLE TO CHANGE THE STATUS OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY FROM A GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT TO A PUBLIC CORPORATION.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT THE DECISION WAS TAKEN IN VIEW OF THE MAJOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE KCR INTO A MUCH-EXPANDED AND MORE SOPHISTICATED RAILWAY.

+FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE CURRENT $3 500 MILLION MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME AT THE END OF 1982,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID, +THE KCR WILL PROVIDE FAST AND FREQUENT SERVICES WHICH WILL INCREASE ITS PASSENGER CAPACITY TENFOLD AND ITS FREIGHT CAPACITY THREE TIMES.+

♦A STRENGTHENED MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE IS THEREFORE REQUIRED TO MEET BOTH THE OPERATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL NEEDS OF THE NEW RAILWAY,+ HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE MAIN ADVANTAGE OF A MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION SEPARATE FROM THE GOVERNMENT WAS THAT IT COULD FUNCTION ON A FULLY COMMERCIAL BASIS.

+PROPER WEIGHT COULD THEN BE GIVEN TO LAND USE, MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND OTHER MATTERS OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT,* HE ADDED.

AN INDEPENDENT BODY WOULD HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY IN DETERMINING FARES AND FREIGHT CHARGES AND IN TAKING WHATEVER DECISIONS THAT WERE NECESSARY TO MEET ITS BUDGETS.

+THE NEED TO ADHERE TO THE GOVERNMENT’S PERSONNEL, FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES WOULD BE OBVIATED AND THE FUNDING OF ANY FUTURE DEVELOPMENT WOULD NO LONGER NEED TO BE VIA THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

DETAILS OF HOW THE KCR’S CHANGE TO A PUBLIC CORPORATION WILL BE EFFECTED HAVE YET TO BE WORKED OUT AND A SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICER, MR H.G. ARDLEY, HAS BEEN ASSIGNED THE TASK OF CARRYING OUT A DETAILED STUDY OF WHAT IS REQUIRED.

AS A FIRST STEP, THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED, A PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY WOULD BE SET UP EARLY NEXT YEAR, PROBABLY ALONG SIMILAR LINES TO THE FORMER MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY, TO CARRY THE KCR FORWARD UNTIL ALL THE NECESSARY ARRANGEMENTS TO CREATE THE CORPORATION HAD BEEN MADE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE CORPORATION WOULD COME INTO BEING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND NOT LATER THAN THE BEGINNING OF 1983 WHEN FULL ELECTRIFIED SERVICES WOULD BE INTRODUCED.

KCR STAFF ASSOCIATIONS HAVE BEEN INFORMED.

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HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORT TRADE FOR JANUARY - JUNE 1981 *****

HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORT TRADE GREW STRONGLY IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, AND AT HK$19 536 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 48 PER CENT OVER THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1980.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR JANUARY - JUNE, 1981.

RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET

THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE CHANGES IN HONG KONG’S

RE-EXPORTS TO THE FIVE MAJOR MARKETS:

JAN.-JUNE 1981 (HK$ MN.) JAN.-JUNE 1980 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

CHINA 3 927 1 662 +2 265 +136

USA 2 194 1 259 + 935 ♦ 74

INDONESIA 1 932 1 226 + 706 + 58

SINGAPORE 1 534 1 087 + 447 + 41

JAPAN 1 268 1 095 + 173 + 16

A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE 1 rfAS RECORDED IN RE -EXPORTS TO CHINA.

THE COMMODITIES WITH THE BIGGEST INCREASES WERE TEXTILE YARN (BY $557 MILLION OR 215 PER CENT), WOVEN FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES (BY $354 MILLION OR 385 PER CENT), TELEVISION RECEIVERS (BY $264 MILLION OR 277 PER CENT), KNITTED OR CROCHETED FABRICS (BY $182 MILLION OR 1 282 PER CENT), AND GOODS VEHICLES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE MOTOR VEHICLES (BY $92 MILLION OR 145 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE US WERE REGISTERED IN OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUIT (MAINLY PEANUTS) (FROM LESS THAN $0.05 MILLION TO $163 MILLION). WOMEN’S, GIRLS’ AND INFANTS’ OUTER GARMENTS OF TEXTILE FABRICS (OTHER THAN KNITTED OR CROCHETED GOODS) (BY $90 MILLION OR 132 PER CENT), THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $88 MILLION OR 77 PER CENT), AND PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $27 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO INDONESIA SHOWED INCREASES FOR MOTORCYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND OTHER CYCLES (BY $263 MILLION OR 123 PER CENT), GOODS VEHICLES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE MOTOR VEHICLES (FROM NO TRADE TO $207 MILLION), PASSENGER MOTOR CARS (BY $21 MILLION OR 51 PER CENT), AND TEXTILE AND LEATHER MACHINERY AND PARTS THEREOF (BY $10 MILL ION OR 19 PER CENT).

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SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO SINGAPORE OF THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $162 MILLION OR 602 PER CENT), AND PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $30 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT).

IN CONTRAST, RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN DECLINED (BY $18 MILLION OR 2 PER CENT). ALTHOUGH A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE WAS RECORDED FOR NICKEL (BY $27 MILLION OR 589 PER CENT), DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT (BY $21 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT) AND ALUMINIUM (BY $12 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

RE-EXPORTS BROKEN DOWN BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ARE SHOWN BELOW:

JAN.-JUNE 1981 JAN.-JUNE 1980 INCREASE PERCENTAGE (HK$ MN.) (HK$ MN.) (HK$ MN.) CHANGE

CHINA 5 731 3 638 ♦2 094 ♦ 58

JAPAN 3 878 2 467 411 + 57

USA 1 812 1 521 + 291 + 19

TAIWAN 1 754 772 + 982 + 127

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 846 343 + 503 +147

CHINA REMAINED THE LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS. INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN WERE RECORDED FOR OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUIT (MAINLY PEANUTS) (BY $193 MILLION OR 598 PER CENT), WOMEN’S, GIRLS’ AND INFANTS’ OUTER GARMENTS OF TEXTILE FABRICS (BY $118 MILLION OR 120 PER CENT). AND CONCENTRATES, WASTE, SCRAP AND SWEEPINGS OF PRECIOUS METALS (OTHER THAN OF GOLD) (BY $138 MILLION OR 413 PER CENT).

MOST RE-EXPORT COMMODITIES OF JAPAN ORIGIN SHOWED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING GOODS VEHICLES AND SPECIAL PURPOSE MOTOR VEHICLES (BY $308 MILLION OR 439 PER CENT), MOTORCYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND OTHER CYCLES (BY $280 MILLION OR 140 PER CENT) AND TELEVISION RECEIVERS (BY $112 MILLION OR 200 PER CENT).

OVERSEAS PURCHASES OF US PRODUCTS THROUGH HONG KONG REMAINED ACTIVE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1981. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS OF PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF OFFICE MACHINES AND DATA

PROCESSING MACHINES (BY $29 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT), CRUDE

VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $28 MILLION OR 89 PER CENT), AS WELL AS

THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $22 MILLION OR 8 PER CENT).

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INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF TAIWAN ORIGIN WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILE YARN (BY $238 MILLION OR 144 PER CENT), WOVEN FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES (BY $182 MILLION OR 182 PER CENT) AND KNITTED OR CROCHETED FABRICS (BY $149 MILLION OR 737 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATING FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA ALSO SHOWED SIGNIFICANT GROWTH, PARTICULARLY FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $148 MILLION OR 244 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS BY ORIGIN AND DESTINATION

WHEN ANALYSED BY ORIGIN AND THEN BY DESTINATION, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN TO THE US (BY $716 MILLION OR 119 PER CENT), JAPAN (BY $228 MILLION OR 86 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (BY $136 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT). AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $97 MILLION OR 118 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF JAPAN ORIGIN WERE MAINLY TO INDONESIA (BY $595 MILLION OR 102 PER CENT), CHINA (BY $382 MILLION OR 114 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (BY $81 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT).

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE ALSO NOTED IN RE-EXPORTS OF US ORIGIN TO SINGAPORE (BY $159 MILLION OR 144 PER CENT) AND CHINA (BY $81 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT).

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CHURCH RITES TO MARK ACADEMIC YEAR

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK THE START OF THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR.

SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES WILL BE HELD FOR THE OCCASION.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL, AND IN KOWLOON, AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH AND THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH.

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

THE CHURCH SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL WILL BE HELD AT 9 AM AND SERVICES AT THE OTHER THREE CHURCHES WILL BE HELD AT 11 AM.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL- AND MR MICHAEL LEUNG, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL.

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FOUR NEW TERRITORIES SITES SOLD FOR $202 MILLION

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FOUR NEW TERRITORIES SITES WERE SOLD FOR A TOTAL OF $202.25 MILLION AT AN AUCTION TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

A 6 800 SQUARE METRE SITE IN KWAI CHUNG FOR COMMERCIAL/ RESIDENTIAL USE WAS BOUGHT BY U-WAI INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED FOR $170 MILLION.

THE PURCHASER IS REQUIRED TO BUILD A CINEMA FOR 500 PERSONS AND TO COMPLETE A BUILDING CONVENANT OF $65 MILLION WITHIN FOUR AND A HALF YEARS. THE MAXIMUM PLOT RATIO FOR DOMESTIC BUILDINGS IS FIVE AND FOR NON-DOMESTIC BUILDINGS 9.5.

A RESIDENTIAL SITE IN SHA TIN, MEASURING 1 654 SQUARE METRES WAS SOLD FOR $7.25 MILLION TO HANSTEAD COMPANY LIMITED WHICH HAS TO FULFIL A BUILDING COVENANT OF $1.39 MILLION WITHIN THREE YEARS. IT IS FOR TWO-STOREY DEVELOPMENT.

THE REMAINING TWO SITES OFFERED FOR AUCTION ARE IN TUEN MUN AND FOR INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN DEVELOPMENT. BOTH OF THEM WENT TO REALITY ENTERPRISES HONG KONG LIMITED.

THE LARGER ONE, MEASURING 1 777 SQUARE METRES, WAS SOLD FOR $12.5 MILLION. IT HAS A FOUR-YEAR BUILDING COVENANT OF $14.6 MILLION AND THE MAXIMUM PLOT RATIO IS 9.5.

THE OTHER SITE MEASURES 1 723 SQUARE METRES AND HAS A BUILDING COVENANT OF $14.1 MILLION, ALSO TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN FOUR YEARS. THE MAXIMUM PLOT RATIO IS 9.5 AND THE PRICE PAID WAS ALSO $12.5 MILLION.

THE AUCTION, AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE, WAS CONDUCTED BY THE ACTING GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR C.M. MO.

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URBAN CLEARWAY FOR LOK LO HA * * *

AN UNNAMED ROAD WEST OF THE PUBLIC OPEN-SPACE CAR PARK IN LOK LO HA, SHA TIN, WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR CLEARWAY ZONE FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.

ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS AND GOODS WITHIN THE CLEARWAY.

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TEXTILE INDUSTRY TRAINING NEEDS TO BE STUDIED ******

A MANPOWER SURVEY OF HONG KONG’S TEXTILE INDUSTRY WILL BE CONDUCTED FROM OCTOBER 1 TO 16 TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDUSTRY.

THE SURVEY, THE SIXTH IN A SERIES, WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY 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 FEI LEE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT BASED ON THE SURVEY FINDING, THE BOARD WOULD MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON MANPOWER PLANNING AND TRAINING TO BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY LETTERS WERE SENT TODAY TO ABOUT 700 TEXTILE MILLS TO BE COVERED IN THE SURVEY. SURVEY INTERVIEWING OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL CALL AT EACH OF THESE MILLS DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD TO ASSIST IN COMPLETING AND TO COLLECT THE QUESTIONNAIRES.

THE INFORMATION WHICH EMPLOYERS ARE REQUESTED TO SUPPLY INCLUDES:

(I) THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED,

(II) THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES UNDER TRAINING,

(lll)THE NUMBER OF EXISTING VACANCIES, AND

(IV) A FORECAST OF ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES REQUIRED FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

MR LEE STRESSED THAT INFORMATION COLLECTED WOULD BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY INDIVIDUAL MILL.

♦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-OPERAT ION,+ HE ADDED.

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HONG KONG GROUP ON PROMOTION TRIP TO JAPAN * * * *

A HONG KONG DELEGATION LEFT THIS MORNING FOR TOKYO TO PARTICIPATE IN TWO INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION SEMINARS.

THE DELEGATION IS LED BY THE HON ALLEN LEE, AND THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT IS REPRESENTED BY MR PAUL K.C. WONG, ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF INDUSTRY.

ON SEPTEMBER 17, THE FIRST DAY OF ITS ACTIVITIES, THE DELEGATION WILL MEET MEMBERS OF THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN, WHEN MR LEE WILL MAKE A PRESENTATION ON ’THE TRENDS AND OPPORTUNIT IES IN HONG KONG’S ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY’.

ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, HE WILL GIVE A TALK ON THE ’OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’ TO PARTICIPANTS IN A SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE JAPAN INDUSTRIAL LOCATION CENTRE.

ON BOTH OCCASIONS, MR WONG WILL BE PRESENTING THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION POLICY AND THE SERVICES THE GOVERNMENT OFFERS TO INVESTORS.

JAPAN IS THE SECOND LARGEST SOURCE OF OVERSEAS INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG.

IN THE LAST 18 MONTHS, SEVEN JAPANESE COMPANIES HAVE ESTABLISHED MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN HONG KONG, INVESTING $57 MILLION AND PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT FOR 280.

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TEMPORARY SHA TIN SLIP ROAD CLOSURE * * * *

THE WESTBOUND SLIP ROAD OFF SHA TIN RURAL COMMITTEE ROAD, NEAR LEK YUEN ESTATE, WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO OCTOBER 3 TO FACILITATE BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR THE SHA TIN STATION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, WESTBOUND KMB ROUTES NO. 79, 70A, 70M, 71, 72, 72A, 86, 87, 88, 88A, 88B, 89 AND CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS NO. 170 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA YUEN WO ROAD AND ROAD P6 TO REJOIN TAI PO ROAD.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1981

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DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEMBERS TOUR WAN CHAI

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MEMBERS OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TOOK A CLOSE LOOK AT WAN CHAI’S MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS AND DISTRICT PROBLEMS WHEN THEY TOURED THE AREA THIS (SEPTEMBER 16) MORNING.

THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE COMPRISES REPRESENTATIVES FROM PUBLIC WORKS, POLICE, URBAN SERVICES, TRANSPORT, SOCIAL WELFARE, EDUCATION, RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, FIRE SERVICES, MEDICAL AND HEALTH, LABOUR, HOUSING, MARINE AND HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENTS.

IT WAS SET UP LAST MONTH TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR INTERDEPARTMENTAL CONSULTATION AND CO-ORDINATION TO ENSURE THAT DISTRICT ISSUES AND PROBLEMS ARE DEALT WITH PROMPTLY AND EFFECTIVELY.

BESIDES ENABLING MEMBERS TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DISTRICT AND ITS PROBLEMS, THE TOUR ALSO PROVIDED THEM WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON THE SPOT.

DURING THE TOUR, COMMITTEE MEMBERS LOOKED OVER UNAUTHORISED OCCUPATION OF CROWN LAND UNDER THE CANAL ROAD FLYOVER. THEN, FROM THE ROOFTOP OF CAUSEWAY CENTRE THEY WERE BR IEFED ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION.

THE MEMBERS ALSO VISITED THE TAI HANG ROAD FLYOVER CONSTRUCTION SITE AT SUGAR STREET, AS WELL AS THE TAI HANG AREA, TO SEE OBSTRUCTIONS CAUSED BY ILLEGAL PARKING, THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL, THE MTR WORKSITE AT SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND AND THE HAWKING ACTIVITIES AT CROSS STREET, TAI WO STREET, TAI YUEN STREET AND WAN CHAI ROAD.

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CAUSEWAY BAY WATER LEAKAGE TEST * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE CUT OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY PERCIVAL STREET. HENNESSY ROAD, EAST POINT ROAD AND GLOUCESTER ROAD, INCLUDING KELLETT ISLAND.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

REMINDER ON CHILDREN'S WORK CONDITIONS ................. 1

WARNING ON COMMODITIES TRADING.......................... 2

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR HAPPY VALLEY RACE MEETINGS . 3

NEW ROLES FOR MUTUAL AID COJOUTT EES OUTLINED .......... 8

CUSTOMS' MSN COMMENDED ................................. 9

MONTHLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR JULY.................................................... 10

TALK ON CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH ....................... 11

FISHERMEN TAUGHT RADIO TELEPHONY ....................... 12

LORRIES BANNED IN ABERDEEN STREET ...................... 12

TENDERS SOUGHT FOR LAND TENANCIES ...................... 13

SQUATTER VILLAGERS' TELSMATCH .......................... 13

313-MILLION CONTRACT FOR WASTE SHREDDERS SIGNED ........ 14

BASKETBALL TRAINING COURSES ............................ 14

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1981

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REMINDER ON CHILDREN’S WORK CONDITIONS

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CHILDREN WITHIN THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION AGE GROUP WHO ARE 13 YEARS OF AGE AND OVER MAY WORK PART-TIME OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS IN NON-INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS WITH THE CONSENT OF THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS AND ON PRODUCTION OF VALID SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES.

UNDER THE EDUCATION (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 1979, ALL CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIX AND 15 WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED FORM III MUST ATTEND SCHOOL, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN ORDER TO ASSIST THE ENFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, THE EMPLOYMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISION) ORDINANCE 1979 AND THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN REGULATIONS 1979 HAVE BEEN ENACTED WHICH PROHIBIT THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 15 IN INDUSTRIAL AND NON-INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS.

HOWEVER, CHILDREN WHO ARE 13 AND OVER MAY WORK PART-TIME IN NON-INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS PROVIDED THAT THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS HAVE CONSENTED IN WRITING TO THE EMPLOYMENT AND CAN PRODUCE VALID SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES.

+BUT THESE CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE EMPLOYED IN ANY PROHIBITED OCCUPATIONS AS SPECIFIED IN THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN REGULATIONS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE MAY BE EMPLOYED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SUBJECT TO STRINGENT CONTROLS AND WITH THE PRIOR APPROVAL FROM THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, HE SAID.

ALL CHILDREN WITHIN THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION AGE GROUP, INCLUDING ENTERTAINERS, WHO WISH TO WORK PART-TIME MUST POSSESS VALID SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY THE SCHOOLS WHERE THEY ARE ATTENDING A FULL SECONDARY OR PRIMARY COURSE.

THEY MUST ALSO HAVE THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS. APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES MUST ALSO BE MADE BY PARENTS OR GUARDIANS DIRECT TO THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS.

ALL SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES, IRRESPECTIVE OF THE DATES OF ISSUE, ARE VALID ONLY UP TO SEPTEMBER 30 EACH YEAR, AFTER WHICH RE-APPLICATION WILL BE NECESSARY.

CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN PRESCRIBED BY LAW REGARDING THE WORKING HOURS AND CONDITIONS TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH AND STUDIES OF CHILDREN WHO ARE WORKING PART-TIME.

A CHILD SHOULD NOT BE AT WORK BEFORE 7 AM OR AFTER 7 PM ON ANY DAY, AND DURING SCHOOL HOURS ON ANY SCHOOL DAY.

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DURING THE SCHOOL TERM, A CHILD SHOULD NOT WORK FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS ON ANY SCHOOL DAY OR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS ON OTHER DAYS, AND DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS HE SHOULD NOT WORK FOR MORE THAN EIGHT HOURS ON ANY DAY.

HOWEVER, CHILDREN WORKING AS ENTERTAINERS MAY BE EMPLOYED BETWEEN 7 AM AND 12 MIDNIGHT BUT NOT DURING SCHOOL HOURS OR FOR MORE THAN EIGHT HOURS ON ANY DAY. THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE EMPLOYED FOR MORE THAN FOUR DAYS IN A WEEK, AND DURING SCHOOL TERM, MORE THAN THREE DAYS FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

♦CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE AT WORK CONTINUOUSLY FOR MORE THAN FIVE HOURS AFTER WHICH THEY MUST HAVE AN INTERVAL OF NOT LESS THAN ONE HOUR FOR A MEAL OR REST.

+ALSO, THEY MUST NOT LIFT OR CARRY ANY LOAD EXCEEDING 18 KILOGRAMS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

WARNING ON COMMODITIES TRADING

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR COMMODITIES TRADING WISHES TO REMIND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT THEY SHOULD, IN THEIR OWN INTERESTS, TRADE IN COMMODITY FUTURES CONTRACTS ONLY THROUGH COMMODITY DEALERS WHO ARE REGISTERED WITH THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR COMMODITIES TRADING AND, IN THE CASE OF GOLD CONTRACTS TRADED ON THE CHINESE GOLD AND SILVER EXCHANGE SOCIETY, ONLY THROUGH MEMBERS OF THE SAID SOCIETY OR REGISTERED DEALERS.

A VERY SERIOUS VIEW IS TAKEN OF ANY BREACH OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE COMMODITIES TRADING ORDINANCE BY PERSONS ENGAGED IN TRADING IN COMMODITY FUTURES.

PROSECUTIONS HAVE BEEN, AND ARE BEING, INSTITUTED AGAINST UNREGISTERED DEALERS, AS WELL AS REGISTERED DEALERS, SUSPECTED OF HAVING CONDUCTED IRREGULAR TRADING ACTIVITIES.

PERSONS CONTRAVENING THE COMMODITIES TRADING ORDINANCE ARE LIABLE TO IMPRISONMENT, IN ADDITION TO HEAVY FINES.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO REPORT TO THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR COMMODITIES TRADING AT 2404 CONNAUGHT CENTRE, 5-259361, ANY TRADING ACTIVITIES WHICH MAY APPEAR TO BREACH THE COMMODITIES TRADING ORDINANCE.

IF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC HAVE ANY DOUBT REGARDING THE REGISTRATION STATUS OF THEIR BROKERS, THEY SHOULD SEEK CLARIFICATION AT THE COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE WHERE A REGISTER OF ALL REGISTERED PERSONS IS MAINTAINED FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT A FEE OF $10.

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR HAPPY VALLEY RACE MEETINGS

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL COME INTO FORCE TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF EACH RACE MEETING AT HAPPY VALLEY THROUGHOUT THE 1981-1982 RACING SEASON.

THE ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR BOTH DAY AND NIGHT MEETINGS, THE FIRST OF WHICH WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 19.

MAJOR DIVERSIONS

TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST RACE AT EACH MEETING THESE ARRANGEMENTS WILL COME INTO EFFECTi

* MORRISON HILL ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHEAST BOUND BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND LEIGHTON ROAD AND THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN WAN CHAI ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES. ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES ENTERING FROM WAN CHAI ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED NORTH TO HENNESSY ROAD.

K LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND FROM MORRISON HILL ROAD TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

* BROADWOOD ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND FROM WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD TO LINK ROAD.

* SHAN KWONG ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND FROM KING KWONG STREET TO VILLAGE ROAD.

M VILLAGE ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND FROM SHAN KWONG ROAD TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD. AFTER THE LAST RACE, ALL TRAFFIC IN VILLAGE ROAD WILL BE HELD SOUTH OF THE JUNCTION OF WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND WILL BE RELEASED WHEN THE MAJORITY OF PUNTERS LEAVING THE RACECOURSE HAVE CLEARED WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

* WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND FROM VILLAGE ROAD TO QUEEN’S ROAD • EAST. AFTER THE LAST RACE, WHEN THE MAJORITY OF PUNTERS HAVE CLEARED THE RACECOURSE, WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE REVERTED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

K SPORTS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT VEHICLES REQUIRING ACCESS TO THE RHKJC CLUBHOUSE (DISPLAYING RHKJC PARKING LABELS), THE RHKDF AND HK FOOTBALL CLUB (DISPLAYING HKFC LABELS), WHICH WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER SPORTS ROAD FROM THE WEST. ONE HOUR BEFORE THE FINAL RACE, TRAFFIC FLOW ON SPORTS ROAD WILL BE REVERSED AND THE WHOLE OF SPORTS ROAD WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES OR FOR ENTRY AUTHORISED BY THE POLICE.

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H Ol KWAN ROAD CIRCUIT, EXCEPT THE SECTION BETWEEN WING CHEUNG STREET AND THE TANG SHIU KIN HOSPITAL, WILL BE ROUTED ONE-WAY IN AN ANTI-CLOCKWISE DIRECTION.

* CANAL ROAD EXTENSION

(A) TRAFFIC FROM THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL TO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL USE THE RAMP DOWN TO MORRISON HILL ROAD AND TURN RIGHT AT THE SPORTS ROAD/MORRISON HILL ROAD/QUEEN’S ROAD EAST JUNCTION.

(B) TRAFFIC FOR THE JOCKEY CLUB WILL USE THE EXISTING CANAL ROAD EAST RAMP, TURN LEFT INTO LEIGHTON ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

(C) TRAFFIC FROM QUEEN’S ROAD EAST OR WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD TO CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL, CENTRAL AND NORTH POINT WILL USE THE UP-RAMP AT QUEEN’S ROAD EAST/ MORRISON HILL ROAD.

(D) TRAFFIC FROM QUEEN’S ROAD EAST FOR WAN CHAI AND HAPPY VALLEY WILL TURN LEFT TO MORRISON HILL ROAD.

(E) THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE LAST RACE, THE RAMP DOWN TO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC UNLESS OTHERWISE AUTHORISED BY THE POLICE. TRAFFIC FOR QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE DIVERTED DOWN THE RAMP TO CANAL ROAD EAST VIA LEIGHTON ROAD, WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD TO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST.

CAR PARKING

PARKING WILL BE SUSPENDED IN THE FOLLOWING ROADS DURING THE PERIOD SPECIFIED BELOWt

* WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD

DAY RACING - 11 AM TO 7 PM

NIGHT RACING - 5 PM TO 11.59 PM

* SPORTS ROAD

DAY RACING - 11 AM TO 7 PM

NIGHT RACING - 5 PM TO 11.59 PM

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* VILLAGE ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH SHAN KWONG ROAD

DAY RACING - 11 AM TO 7 PM

NIGHT RACING - 5 PM TO 11.59 PM

* PERCIVAL STREET

DAY RACING - 11 AM TO START OF FIRST RACE

NIGHT RACING - 5 PM TO START OF FIRST RACE

* 01 KWAN ROAD EXCEPT THE METERED SECTION FROM MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL TO SUNG TAK STREET

DAY RACING - 11 AM TO 7 PM

NIGHT RACING - 5 PM TO 11.59 PM

* TUNG LO WAN ROAD BETWEEN JONES STREET AND TAI HANG ROAD

DAY RACING - 3 PM TO 7 PM

NIGHT RACING - 8 PM TO 11.59 PM

* WAN CHAI FERRY PIER

DAY RACING - 11 AM TO 7 PM

NIGHT RACING - 5 PM TO 11.59 PM

SIGNS ADVISING MOTORISTS OF THE SUSPENSION TIMES WILL BE PUT UP 48 HOURS BEFORE THE START OF SUSPENSION. ALL VEHICLES ILLEGALLY PARKED IN THESE AREAS DURING THE SUSPENSION PERIODS WILL BE TOWED AWAY.

SPECIAL PERMIT PARKING

* RHKJC CLUBHOUSEt VEHICLES WITH RHKJC PARKING LABELS WILL BE ALLOWED ACCESS TO THE CLUBHOUSE VIA THE WESTERN ENTRANCE AT SPORTS ROAD. DEPARTING VEHICLES WILL PROCEED WEST ALONG SPORTS ROAD INTO MORRISON HILL ROAD.

X HONG KONG FOOTBALL CLUBi VEHICLES WITH HKFC PARKING LABELS WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER SPORTS ROAD FOR THE HKFC AND, ON DEPARTURE, WILL PROCEED EAST ALONG SPORTS ROAD INTO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD. NO VEHICLE WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENTER OR LEAVE THE HKFC ONE HOUR BEFORE THE START OF THE LAST RACE UNTIL ALL FRANCHISED BUSES HAVE CLEARED SPORTS ROAD.

* ROYAL HONG KONG DEFENCE FORCE 1 ESSENTIAL VEHICLES REQUIRING TO ENTER OR LEAVE THE RHKDF WILL BE PERMITTED TO DO SO AT ALL TIMES. ENTRY AND DEPARTURE WILL BE VIA THE WESTERN END OF SPORTS ROAD.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

FRANCHISED BUS SERVICES

* THE BUS STOP OPPOSITE THE RHKJC MAIN ENTRANCE WILL BE SUSPENDED ONE HOUR BEFORE THE FIRST RACE AND WILL BE REINSTATED 15 MINUTES AFTER THE FIRST RACE HAS BEEN CONCLUDED. THE BUS STOP WILL AGAIN BE SUSPENDED 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE FINAL RACE AND REINSTATED AS SOON AS TRAFFIC FLOW IS RETURNED TO NORMAL.

* WESTBOUND BUSES FROM CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DIVERTED AROUND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WHILE THE RACE DAY +ONE-WAY SYSTEM+ IS IN OPERATION.

* ONE HOUR BEFORE THE LAST RACE, EMPTY FRANCHISED BUSES FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL ROUTES WILL BE PERMITTED TOs-

CA) ENTER SPORTS ROAD FROM THE EASTERN END AND QUEUE UP WITH THE HEAD OF THE QUEUE AT THE EAST OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE RHKDF PREMISES.

(B) WAIT ON THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD FACING NORTH.

(C) WAIT ON MORRISON HILL ROAD ALONGSIDE THE RHKDF FACING EAST.

(D) WAIT AT THE PARKING SPACES NEAR THE WAN CHAI FERRY P IER.

* SUBURBAN RECREATIONAL ROUTE NO. IM WILL BE OPERATED BETWEEN ADMIRALTY MTR STATION (EAST) AND HAPPY VALLEY TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST RACE AT A FREQUENCY OF 15 MINUTES. BUSES WILL WAIT AT THE RACECOURSE STARTING FROM THE FOURTH RACE AND WILL DEPART WHEN FULLY LOADED.

* BUS ROUTE DIVERSIONS

(A) BUSES ON CROSS HARBOUR ROUTE NOS. 101, 111 AND 113 FROM THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL PROCEED VIA CANAL ROAD EAST, CANAL ROAD BUS ONLY ROAD, CANAL ROAD WEST, HENNESSY ROAD AND THEN REVERT TO NORMAL ROUTINGS.

(B) BUSES ON CMB ROUTE NO. 81M ON JOURNEYS TO ADMIRALTY WILL PROCEED VIA GLOUCESTER ROAD, CANAL ROAD EAST, CANAL ROAD BUS ONLY ROAD, CANAL ROAD WEST, HENNESSY ROAD AND THEN REVERT TO NORMAL ROUTINGS.

(C) BUSES ON CROSS HARBOUR ROUTE NOS. 112 AND 116 FROM THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL PROCEED VIA CANAL ROAD EAST, LEIGHTON ROAD, PENNINGTON STREET, YEE WO STREET, CAUSEWAY ROAD AND THEN REVERT TO NORMAL ROUTINGS.

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TRAM SERVICES

* THE TRAM STOP ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD OUTSIDE THE COLONIAL CEMETERY WILL BE MAINTAINED.

* THE TRAM STOP ON THE ISLAND ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD NEAR QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL REMAIN IN OPERATION.

* THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE THE LAST RACE, UP TO 30 TRAMS WILL BE PERMITTED TO QUEUE UP, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF A TRAMWAYS INSPECTOR, BETWEEN THE ENTRANCE TO THE MEMBERS STAND ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND THE TRAM TERMINUS NEAR SING WOO ROAD.

TAXI SERVICES

ARRIVAL 1 WHERE TAXIS STOP TO DISCHARGE PASSENGERS, SUCH VEHICLES WILL BE DIRECTED TO STOP AT THE SIDE OF THE ROAD IN SUCH A POSITION THAT MINIMUM OBSTRUCTION IS CAUSED TO OTER ROAD USERS.

DEPARTURE 1 A TAXI STAND WILL BE DESIGNATED AT Ol KWAN ROAD NEAR THE JUNCTION OF SUNG TAK STREET. THE POLICE OFFICER ON DUTY AT THIS LOCATION WILL ONLY PERMIT TAXIS DISPLAYING ILLUMINATED ♦FOR HIRE+ SIGNS TO OCCUPY THE QUEUE.

PUBLIC LIGHT BUS SERVICES

FROM 4.30 PM (DAY RACING) AND 9.30 PM (NIGHT RACING), NO PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO PROCEED ALONG SECTION OF WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN THE JUNCTIONS OF BLUE POOL ROAD AND VILLAGE ROAD.

PLBS PROCEEDING SOUTH ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED SOUTH ALONG BLUE POOL ROAD. THOSE WISHING TO PICK UP PUNTERS WILL BE DIRECTED INTO THE TEMPORARY PLB STAND ON VILLAGE ROAD VIA SING WOO ROAD, THE HEAD OF WHICH WILL BE SITUATED FIVE YARDS SOUTH OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE HONG KONG SANATORIUM. PLBS WILL QUEUE UP ALONG THE NEARSIDE LANE OF VILLAGE ROAD TO THE SOUTHERN JUNCTION OF WANG TAK STREET, AND THEN ON THE OFF SIDE LANE OF VILLAGE ROAD EASTWARDS TO THE JUNCTION OF SING WOO ROAD. ONCE THE QUEUE HAS REACHED THE JUNCTIONS OF SING WOO ROAD, THE POLICE OFFICER AT THE JUNCTION OF VILLAGE ROAD AND SING WOO ROAD WILL DIRECT ALL FURTHER PLBS OUT OF THE AREA, SOUTH UP BLUE POOL ROAD. UP TO 30 PLBS WILL BE PERMITTED TO FORM A QUEUE AND WAIT IN HAU TAK LANE, FACING EAST.

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NEW ROLES FOR MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OUTLINED

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AN AREA OF PUBLIC GOOD WHICH MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES CAN CONTRIBUTE SUBSTANTIALLY TO IS SAFETY IN THE HOME.

AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MISS REGINA LAU, SAID THIS TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN SPEAKING TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND NORTH.

MISS LAU SAID THAT EARLY THIS YEAR THE SPATE OF ACCIDENTS OWING TO GAS LEAKAGE, OFTEN FATAL, BROUGHT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY’S ATTENTION TO THE NEED FOR AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE USE OF GAS WATER HEATERS.

+APART FROM APPOINTING CONSULTANTS TO DO A STUDY INTO THE USE OF GAS WATER HEATERS, THE .GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CONSIDERING HOW BEST TO PROMOTE THE NEED FOR SAFETY IN THE HOME,* SHE SAID.

+IT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT MACS WOULD BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE MACHINERY BY WHICH TO LAUNCH SUCH A CAMPAIGN.+

SHE NOTED THAT CERTAIN MACS, PARTICULARLY THOSE IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, HAD ALREADY DONE SOME WORK ON THIS AND FOUND THAT THE RESPONSE OF THE RESIDENTS WAS JUST AS KEEN AS WHEN THEY TACKLED THE PROBLEMS OF BUILDING CLEANLINESS AND INTERNAL SECURITY.

MISS LAU SAID MACS WERE ALSO PROVING INDISPENSABLE IN PROMOTING THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME.

+MOST OF THEM ARE INDEED BECOMING VERY ACTIVE IN ENCOURAGING REGISTRATION OF VOTERS AND I WOULD NOT BE AT ALL SURPRISED TO SEE MAC OFFICE BEARERS AS CANDIDATES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN MARCH 1982,+ SHE SAID.

MISS LAU ALSO URGED ALL MACS TO SUPPORT THE SECOND CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN WHICH WOULD BE LAUNCHED SHORTLY TO MAKE IT AN EVEN GREATER SUCCESS THAN THE ONE LAUNCHED IN 1973.

THE MAC SCHEME WAS FIRST INTRODUCED IN THE SUMMER OF 1973, INITIALLY AS AN EXPERIMENTAL MEANS OF INVOLVING THE COMMUNITY IN TWO GOVERNMENT CAMPA IGNSi THE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN AND FIGHT VIOLENT CRIME CAMPAIGNS.

SHE SAID AS A RESULT OF THE INITIAL SUCCESS OF MAC FORMATION, IT WAS DECIDED BY A REVIEW OF THE SCHEME IN 1976 TO EXTEND THE SCHEME INTO THE NEW TERRITORIES.

+BY MARCH 1977, OVER 200 MACS WERE FORMED IN URBANISED TSUEN WAN. IN JUST FOUR YEARS, THIS FIGURE HAS INCREASED FIVE-FOLD AND TODAY THERE ARE OVER 1 000 MACS AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS DOTTED ALL OVER THE EIGHT DISTRICTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

+IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT OVER THE NEXT YEAR, ALMOST 200 NEW MACS WILL BE FORMED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. TOGETHER WITH THE 4 500-ODD MACS IN THE URBAN AREAS, IT CAN BiE SAID THAT THE MAC SCHEME IS THE LARGEST TYPE OF RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION EXISTING IN HONG KONG,+ SHE SAID.

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MACS WERE INITIALLY FORMED IN PRIVATE MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS BUT THE SCHEME WAS SUBSEQUENTLY EXTENDED TO PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND SQUATTER AREAS.

♦OUT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THEY HAVE ALSO BEEN FORMED IN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS WHERE THERE IS OFTEN AN EVEN GREATER NEED TO MAINTAIN CLEANLINESS, INTERNAL SECURITY AND FRIENDLINESS AMONG THE RESIDENTS,+ MISS LAU SAID.

IN GENERAL, SHE SAID, THE MAJORITY OF MACS IN PRIVATE HOUSING HAD DONE REASONABLY WELL IN THE MORE PRACTICAL ASPECT OF BUILDING MANAGEMENT, WHILE MACS IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES WHICH WERE NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE MANAGEMENT ASPECTS HAD PLACED MORE EMPHASIS ON NEIGHBOURLINESS AMONG RESIDENTS.

IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE EFFECTIVENESS AND EXTENT OF PARTICIPATION IN MAC ACTIVITIES, CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND DISTRICT OFFICES PROVIDED LEADERSHIP TRAINING SESSIONS FOR LEADERSHIP AS WELL AS BUILDING MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR MAC OFFICE BEARERS.

MACS WERE ALSO VISITED REGULARLY BY LIAISON OFFICERS AND TEMPORARY COMMUNITY ORGANISERS TO ENSURE THAT THEIR MAJOR PROBLEMS WERE OVERCOME.

AS A RESULT OF AN INCREASED DEGREE OF ACQUAINTANCE AMONG RESIDENTS, MACS HAD BEEN ABLE TO MOBILISE THEIR MEMBERS TOWARDS ORGANISING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

TOWARDS THIS END, MISS LAU SAID, THE SIR DAVID TRENCH FUND FOR RECREATION AND DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS HAD GONE SOME WAY TO ASSISTING INTERESTED MACS IN PROMOTING SUCH ACTIVITIES.

♦GOVERNMENT’S SUPPORT TOWARDS SUCH ACTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE IN FUTURE AND WE SEE THAT A LOT OF GOOD WILL COME FROM THE INITIATIVE TAKEN BY MACS IN IMPROVING COMMUNITY RELATIONS AT THEIR OWN LEVEL,* SHE SAID.

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CUSTOMS’ MEN COMMENDED * * * *

SIXTY-ONE INSPECTORS AND OFFICERS OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE WERE TODAY (THURSDAY) PRESENTED WITH COMMENDATION CERTIFICATES FOR THEIR WORK IN ARRESTS AND SEIZURES IN CONNECTION WITH NARCOTICS OFFENCES.

♦THESE INSPECTORS AND OFFICERS HAVE SHOWN PARTICULAR

EFFICIENCY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY IN HELPING THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE SUPPRESS DRUG TRAFFICKING. THE PROFESSIONALISM HAS LED TO MANY SUCCESSES DURING THE PAST SIX MONTHS,♦ SAID THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS, MR KEITH BROADBRIDGE, DURING THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT THE CUSTOMS INVESTIGATION BUREAU HEADQUARTERS.

SENIOR INSPECTOR TSANG HING-KAM RECEIVED THE COMMISSIONER’S COMMENDATION, WHILE TEN INSPECTORS AND OFFICERS WERE AWARDED THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER’S COMMENDATION, AND 50 INSPECTORS AND OFFICERS RECEIVED THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER’S COMMENDATION.

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MONTHLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR JULY * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED THE FOLLOWING ORDERS-ON-HAND STATISTICS FOR JULY, 1981 i-

INDUSTRY GROUP ORDERS-ON-HAND IN TERMS OF MONTHS

JULY I960 JUNE 1981 JULY 1981

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR 4.9 4.8 4.9

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL 2.5 2.5 2.5

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 3.8 3.6 3.2

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, EXCEPT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT 4.0 3.6 3.5

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC MACHINERY, APPARATUS, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES 5.3 5.1 5.0

OTHERS 3.5 3.7 3.7

ALL MANUFACTURING 4.3 4.2 4.2

THE OVERALL ORDER BOOK POSITION OF MANUFACTURERS REPORTING IN THE JULY MONTHLY PANEL REMAINED UNCHANGED FROM THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

THE VOLUME OF ORDERS HELD BY MANUFACTURERS IN THE WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRY INCREASED, BUT THE VOLUME OF ORDERS HELD BY MANUFACTURERS IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, METAL PRODUCTS, AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES DECREASED.

THE ABOVE STATISTICS ARE BASED ON AN UPDATED AND ENLARGED PANEL OF THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES SELECTED BY REFERENCE TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT SIZE IN SEPTEMBER, 1979.

AS THE PANEL IS NOT A SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED SAMPLE, RESULTS OBTAINED WILL BE REPRESENTATIVE ONLY OF THE COMPANIES INCLUDED IN THE PANEL, BUT IT IS HOPED THAT THEY Wilt GENERALLY INDICATE THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE, A SPOKESMAN SAID.

THIS SURVEY, WHICH IS CONDUCTED MONTHLY, ALSO ASKS QUESTIONS ON EMPLOYMENT AND PAYROLL AND COVERS THE CONSTRUCTION AND SELECTED SERVICES SECTORS BESIDES MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JULY 1981 WILL BE ON SALE SOON AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, AT $1 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ON THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE WITH THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (AT 3 -7221914).

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1981

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TALK ON CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH * * K *

A LECTURE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MENTAL HEALTH OF SCHOOL CHILDREN WILL BE DELIVERED BY A PSYCHOLOGIST ON SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE A GATHERING OF TEACHERS AND YOUTH WORKERS.

MISS EDITH LEE, AN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, WILL TALK ABOUT THE PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR BEHAVIOURAL PATTERNS WHEN THEIR NEEDS ARE NOT MET.

THE LECTURE WILL BE HELD AT THE DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING. IT IS DESIGNED TO ASSIST TEACHERS AND YOUTH WORKERS IN PROMOTING THE MENTAL WELL-BEING OF SCHOOL CHILDREN.

THIS WILL BE THE THIRD OF A SERIES OF LECTURES JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT AND THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, HONG KONG PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION AND NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION.

THE LECTURES ARE PART OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT SAID MORE AND MORE SCHOOL CHILDREN WERE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL STRESSES AND STRAINS.

EXCESSIVE HOMEWORK, COMPETITION AMONG FELLOW STUDENTS, AND CONGESTED LIVING CONDITIONS, ALL COMBINE TO CONTRIBUTE TO SUBJECTING THE YOUNG POPULATION TO THESE PROBLEMS, SHE SAID.

ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE LECTURE WHICH WILL BE HELD FROM 10.30 TO 11.30 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 19). THEY MAY CALL THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT AT 5-720861 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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FISHERMEN TAUGHT RADIO TELEPHONY * * * *

THE FIRST TRAINING COURSE ON RADIO TELEPHONY FOR FISHERMEN ORGANISED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT BEGAN THIS WEEK.

THE TWO-WEEK COURSE IS BEING CONDUCTED BY THE FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE POST OFFICE, AND HELD AT THE DIVISION’S OFFICE IN ABERDEEN.

THE AIM OF THE COURSE IS TO PROVIDE FISHERMEN WITH A PROPER KNOWLEDGE OF THE USE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT ON BOARD FISHING VESSELS.

GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT AND FREQUENCY ALLOCATION FOR FISHING VESSELS, PROCEDURES TO ADOPT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY AND DISTRESS ARE INCLUDED IN THE COURSE.

IT IS HOPED THAT FISHERMEN WILL BENEFIT FROM THE COURSE AND PLAN THEIR FISHING EXPEDITIONS MORE SYSTEMATICALLY SO AS TO IMPROVE THEIR CATCH AND PROFIT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID AN EXAMINATION WILL BE HELD BY THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS BRANCH OF THE POST OFFICE AFTER THE FISHERMEN COMPLETE THE COURSE.

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE AWARDED RESTRICTED CERTIFICATES CF COMPETENCY IN RADIO TELEPHONY (FISHING VESSEL RADIO NETWORK) BY THE POST OFFICE.

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LORRIES BANNED IN ABERDEEN STREET * * * *

ALL VEHICLES EXCEEDING 2-1/2 TONS IN UNLADEN WEIGHT WILL BE BANNED FROM ENTERING THE SECTION OF ABERDEEN STREET BETWEEN GOUGH STREET AND WELLINGTON STREET FROM 8 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK.

THE BAN IS TO FACILITATE THE LAYING OF A WATER PIPE AT THE JUNCTION OF ABERDEEN STREET AND WELLINGTON STREET.

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TENDERS SOUGHT FOR LAND TENANCIES

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THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT-TERM TENANCY OF TWO LOTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE LARGER LOT, OF ABOUT 1 310 SQUARE METRES OFF BRAEMAR HILL ROAD, IS FOR THE STORAGE OF TENANT’S GOODS, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES AND MATERIALS.

THE SECOND LOT, OF ABOUT 225 SQUARE METRES IN SAI WOO LANE, WESTERN, IS FOR THE STORAGE OF TENANT’S GOODS, EXCLUDING VEHICLES.

THE LEASES OF BOTH LOTS ARE FOR ONE YEAR AND THEREAFTER ON A QUARTERLY BASIS.

TENDERS WILL CLOSE AT NOON ON OCTOBER 2, 1981. 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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AN INTER-SQUATTER VILLAGERS’ TELEMATCH, ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE (EASTERN) AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM AT THE CHAI WAN PARK, HONG KONG.

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (EASTERN), MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, WILL ADDRESS THE GATHERING AND OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

THE MAJOR PROGRAMMES OF THE TELEMATCH WILL INCLUDE SIX TELEGAMES DESIGNED TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND A SENSE OF CO-OPERATION AMONG THE YOUNG PARTICIPANTS.

ABOUT 400 RESIDENTS FROM THE SQUATTER VILLAGES FROM CAUSEWAY BAY SHAU KEI WAN AND CHAI WAN WILL TAKE PART IN THIS EVENT, WHICH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FREE OF CHARGE.

THERE ARE 20 SQUATTER VILLAGES IN THE CITY DISTRICT BOUNDARY OF EASTERN WITH A POPULATION OF OVER 40 000*

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S13-MILLI0N CONTRACT FOR WASTE SHREDDERS SIGNED * * *

THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE TODAY (THURSDAY) AWARDED A S13-MILLION CONTRACT TO NISSHO IWAI HONG KONG CORPORATION LTD. FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF TWO WASTE SHREDDERS, CONVEYORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND BUILDING WORK, FOR THE INCINERATION PLANTS AT KENNEDY TOWN AND LAI CHI KOK.

DETAILED DESIGN IS UNDERWAY AND SITE WORK WILL COMMENCE IN MAY NEXT YEAR FOR COMPLETION BY APRIL 1983.

THE CONTRACT WAS FORMALLY SIGNED THIS MORNING BY MR GRAHAM OSBORNE, PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER AND MR N. HIMOTO, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NISSHO IWAI HONG KONG CORPORATION LTD.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE OFFICE SAID THAT THE WASTE SHREDDERS WOULD BE USED TO TEAR AND SHEAR LARGE OBJECTS SUCH AS FURNITURE INTO PIECES SUITABLE FOR DIRECT DISPOSAL AT THE INCINERATOR.

HE SAID THAT THESE MACHINES WOULD ENABLE BULKY WASTE,

WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE TO BE TRANSPORTED TO DISTANT TIPPING SITES, TO BE DISPOSED OF LOCALLY AT THE NEARBY INCINERATION PLANT, THUS ACHIEVING CONSIDERABLE SAVING IN TRANSPORTATION COSTS WHILE PROLONGING TIP LIFE.

BASKETBALL TRAINING COURSES

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TRAINING COURSES FOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS WHO WISH TO IMPROVE THEIR SKILL ARE BEING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION’S RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RCD SAID THOSE WISHING TO TAKE PART SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS NOW.

COURSES FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WILL BE OFFERED AND CLASSES LASTING FOR FOUR WEEKS WILL START IN MID-OCTOBER AT VENUES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, INCLUDING KWUN TONG, TSUEN WAN, TAI PO, ABERDEEN AND KENNEDY TOWN.

THE COURSES ARE OPEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGE OF 15 AND 18 WHO HAVE COMPLETED ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL TRAINING COURSES ORGANISED BY THE RSS OR HAVE TAKEN PART IN BASKETBALL COMPETITIONS HELD BY RSS/HKABA.

EXPERIENCED HKABA COACHES WILL SERVE AS INSTRUCTORS AND THERE WILL BE TWO TRAINING SESSIONS A WEEK, EACH LASTING FOR TWO HOURS.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM RSS HEADQUARTERS AT WING ON CENTRE, 111 CONNAUGHT ROAD OR FROM ANY OF ITS 19 SUB-OFFICES. FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE TELEPHONEi 5-458511 OR 5-749566.


DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO*

HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-JULY 1981 ............... 1

MORE WORK ON SHA TIN TRUNK ROAD................................. 5

NEW ELECTRIC TRAIN GOES THROUGH TEST RUN........................ 6

WARNING ABOUT USE OF BEACHES FOR CARGO HANDLING................ 7

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR ISLANDS DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA ... 8

WORK ON HARCOURT ROAD........................................... 8

WOMEN’S GAMES TO BE STAGED...................................... 9

CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS IN NEW TERRITORIES ..................... 10

CHANCE FOR YOUNG LOCAL MUSICIANS .............................. 11

HIKERS URGED TO BE CAREFUL..................................... 12

WATER VALVE REPLACEMENT

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HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-JULY 1981 M X X X X

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY TO JULY 1981, VALUED AT $143 791 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 26 PER CENT, AS COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1980.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 15 PER CENT TO $42 956 MILLION, IMPORTS BY 27 PER CENT TO $77 922 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS BY A6 PER CENT TO $22 913 MILLION. DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 25 PER CENT.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED THE RELEVANT DETAILED TRADE STATISTICS.

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR OVERSEAS MARKETS WERE AS FOLLOWS i-

JAN - JULY 81 (HK$ MN.) JAN - JULY 80 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE/ DECREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGt CHANGE

USA 15 314 12 603 ♦2 711 +22

UK 4 097 3 656 ♦ 441 +12

F.R. OF GERMANY 3 901 4 074 - 173 - 4

JAPAN 1 488 1 219 ♦ 269 +22

CHINA 1 402 802 ♦ 600 ♦75

AUSTRAL IA 1 321 1 064 + 257 ♦24

CANADA 1 229 937 ♦ 292 ♦31

SINGAPORE 953 981 - 28 - 3

NETHERLANDS 866 884 18 - 2

FRANCE 810 726 84 ♦ 12

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE US CONTINUED TO GROW. SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $1 144 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT), ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND PARTS FOR COMPUTERS (BY $694 MILLION OR 123 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $523 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT) AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $171 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF OFFICE MACHINES DECLINED (BY $65 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT).

INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UK OF CLOTHING (BY $150 MILLION OR 9 PER CENT), PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS (BY $125 MILLION OR 69 PER CENT), AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $81 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT).

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AS FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN CLOTHING (BY $13 MILLION OR 1 PER CENT) AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $16 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, THE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS, AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT DECLINED (BY $45 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT, AND BY $58 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY).

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO JAPAN (BY $152 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT), AND IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $150 MILLION OR 292 PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS (BY $106 MILLION OR 117 PER CENT) TO CHINA.

AN ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION IS PRESENTED BELOW 1-

JAN - JULY 81 (HK$ MN.) JAN - JULY 80 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSOR IES 15 096 12 785 +2 311 +18

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS) 6 806 6 189 617 +10

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 4 344 3 605 739 +20

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY TRANSISTORS AND DIODES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE APPLIANCES) 3 103 2 419 684 ♦28

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 2 903 2 781 122 + 4

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 9 2 852 2 497 355 +14

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THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM SUMMARISED AS FOLLOWS 1-

JAN - JULY 81 (HK$ MN.)

THE TEN MAJOR SOURCES ARE

JAN - JULY 80 (HK$ MN.)

INCREASE PERCENTAGE (HK$ MN.) CHANGE

JAPAN 18 278 13 773 +4 505 +33

CHINA 15 804 11 313 +4 491 +40

USA 8 450 7 766 684 ♦ 9

TAIWAN 6 135 4 238 41 897 ♦45

SINGAPORE 6 025 3 922 *2 103 +54

UK 3 467 2 940 + 527 +18

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 3 172 2 063 109 +54

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 924 1 690 234 +14

SWITZERLAND 1 731 1 613 118 ♦ 7

THAILAND 1 068 918 4 150 +16

LOCAL DEMAND FOR JAPANESE GOODS REMAINED STRONG. INCREASES WERE NOTED PARTICULARLY FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $698 MILLION OR 59 PER CENT), ROAD VEHICLES (BY $663 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATION AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $544 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT), TEXTILES (BY $480 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT), AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $472 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM CHINA, INCREASES WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN TEXTILES (BY $1 016 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT), CLOTHING (BY $855 MILLION OR 88 PER CENT), VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BY $270 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT) AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD (BY $191 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE US WERE LARGELY OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $186 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $164 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT), ORGANIC CHEMICALS (BY $143 MILLION OR 225 PER CENT), AS WELL AS VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BY $142 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE IMPORTS OF ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS (BY $167 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT), AND TEXTILE FIBRES AND WASTES (BY $334 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT).

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE IMPORTS OF TEXTILES (BY $841 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT) FROM TAIWAN, AND OF PETROLEUM AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $1 703 MILLION OR 67 PER CENT) FROM SINGAPORE.

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THE FOLLOWING TABLE ILLUSTRATES IN IMPORTS BY COMMODITY SECTION 1-

THE MORE IMPORTANT CHANGES

JAN - JULY 81 (HK$ MN.) JAN - JULY 80 (HK$ MN.) INCREASE (HK$ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

MANUFACTURED GOODS CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY MATERIAL (MAINLY TEXTILE PRODUCTS, DIAMONDS, IRONS AND STEEL, AND PAPER) 22 732 18 371 ♦4 361 ♦24

MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 18 330 13 779 +4 551 ♦33

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY WATCHES AND CLOCKS ARTICLES OF APPAREL) > 12 801 9 039 ♦3 762 +42

FOOD AND LIVE AM INALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD 7 434 6 033 +1 401 ♦23

MINERAL FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS 6 470 4 305 +2 615 ♦ 50

CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 5 032 4 866 ♦ 166 + 3

SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA (BY $2 514 MILLION OR 123 PER CENT), USA (BY $1 107 MILLION OR 73 PER CENT), INDONESIA (BY $889 MILLION OR 62 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (BY $445 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT), MACAU (BY $227 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT), REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $223 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT), JAPAN (BY $202 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT), NIGERIA (BY $199 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT), PHILIPPINES (BY $180 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT) AND UK (BY $173 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECLINES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $59 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT) AND SWITZERLAND (BY $145 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG EXHIBITED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING TEXTILES (BY $1 805 MILLION OR 85 PER CENT), ROAD VEHICLES (BY $771 MILLION OR 138 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $579 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $514 MILLION OR 84 PER CENT), AND CLOTHING (BY $366 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT).

/THE JULY........

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THE JULY 1981 ISSUE OF +THE HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY*, BEING A SUMMARY REPORT ON HONG KONG’S EXTRNAL TRADE IN JULY 1981, WILL SOON BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$3 A 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 OCTOBER AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$1O A 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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MORE WORK ON SHA TIN TRUNK ROAD

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WORK IS EXPECTED TO START BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR ON TWO MORE SECTIONS OF THE TRUNK ROAD IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE TWO PROJECTS.

THE FIRST PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF A MAJOR CROSSING OVER THE SHING MUN RIVER, ONE KILOMETRE OF DUAL THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY SOUTH OF THE RIVER CROSSING, TWO SUBWAYS, A FOOTPATH/CYCLETRACK SYSTEM ALONGSIDE THE TRUNK ROAD AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORKS.

THE ROAD WILL FORM PART OF A MAJOR HIGHWAY NETWORK WITHIN SHA TIN NEW TOWN AND WILL EVENTUALLY BE CONNECTED TO THE SHA TIN-TAI PO COASTAL ROAD, PROVIDING THE MAIN ROAD LINK BETWEEN KOWLOON AND THE EASTERN PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 26 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

TENDERS ARE ALSO BEING INVITED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A SECOND CARRIAGEWAY FOR A SECTION OF TRUNK ROAD ADJACENT TO THE RACECOURSE.

THE WORK WILL INCLUDE WIDENING OF THE EXISTING CARRIAGEWAY OF TRUNK ROAD AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SECOND CARRIAGEWAY AND ASSOCIATED SLIP ROADS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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NEW ELECTRIC TRAIN GOES THROUGH TEST RUN *****

ONE OF THE NEW TRAINS WHICH WILL RUN ON THE ELECTRIFIED KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WAS DEMONSTRATED TODAY (FRIDAY) ON THE SECTION BETWEEN RACECOURSE AND SHA TIN STATIONS.

THE ELECTRIC MULTIPLE UNIT (EMU) TRAIN USED IN THE TEST IS ONE OF 16 EMUS WHICH WILL OPERATE ON THE INNER SUBURBAN SERVICE OF THE KCR FROM HUNG HOM TO SHA TIN.

THE EMUS ARE BEING DELIVERED PROGRESSIVELY, AND EIGHT OF THE INNER SUBURBAN SERVICE UNITS HAVE ALREADY ARRIVED IN HONG KONG.

DELIVERY OF THE OUTER SUBURBAN UNITS IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN DECEMBER. THESE TRAINS ARE SIMILAR TO THE INNER SUBURBAN UNITS, BUT HAVE BAGGAGE AND TOILET FACILITIES AND TWO CLASSES CF SEATING BECAUSE OF THE LONGER JOURNEY TIMES INVOLVED ON THE ROUTE BETWEEN HUNG HOM AND LO WU.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAS ORDERED 45 EMUS FOR KCR FROM METRO-CAMMELL LTD. THE UNITS ARE MANUFACTURED IN BIRMINGHAM TO SPECIFICATIONS DEVELOPED BY TRANSMARK, PWD CONSULTANTS FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION AND MODERNISATION OF THE KCR IN ASSOCIATION WITH KCR.

TODAY’S DEMONSTRATION RUN WAS THE CULMINATION OF AN INTENSIVE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL TESTING PROGRAMME FOR THE NEW TRAINS.

THE FIRST TESTS ARE MADE ON INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT ASSEMBLIES. THIS IS FOLLOWED BY A TEST OF MAJOR ASSEMBLIES AND A COMBINED TEST, WHEN ALL EQUIPMENT IS CHECKED IN THE FACTORY AS THOUGH IT WAS RUNNING AS A COMPLETE EMU.

WHEN THE EMUS ARRIVE IN HONG KONG, THEY ARE MOUNTED ON BOGIES AT HUNG HOM AND TAKEN TO THE EMU DEPOT AT HO TUNG LAU, WHERE ALL ELECTRICAL, PNEUMATIC, BRAKING AND SUSPENSION SYSTEMS ARE TESTED.

BEFORE THE KCR FORMALLY TAKES OVER AN EMU, EACH UNIT MUST PASS A 4OO-KILOMETRE TROUBLE-FREE TRIAL RUNNING PERIOD. DURING THESE TRIALS, CHECKS ARE MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE ACCELERATION AND BRAKING PERFORMANCE MEETS THE SPECIFICATIONS UNDER NORMAL AND EMERGENCY CONDITIONS UP TO THE MAXIMUM SPEED OF 120 KPH.

THE EMUS ARE FITTED WITH TWO SAFETY SYSTEMS — THE DRIVER’S SAFETY DEVICE IN CASE THE DRIVER BECOMES INCAPACITATED, AND THE AUTOMATIC WARNING SYSTEM, WHICH GIVES BOTH VISUAL AND AUDIBLE INDICATION IN THE DRIVER’S CAB OF THE STATE OF THE NEXT SIGNAL. IN AN EMERGENCY, THE SYSTEMS AUTOMATICALLY APPLY THE BRAKES AND STOP THE TRAIN.

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THE EMUS ARE SMOOTH-RIDING, DOUBLE-GLAZED AND AIR CONDITIONED. FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN IT IS 33 DEGREES AND 90 PER CENT HUMIDITY OUTSIDE, THE TRAINS ARE DESIGNED TO KEEP PASSENGERS IN CONDITIONS OF 25 DEGREES AND 65 PER CENT HUMIDITY.

UNDER NORMAL LOADS, THE EMUS WILL CARRY ABOUT 850 PASSENGERS, BUT IN RUSH HOURS, THE TRAINS CAN TAKE MORE THAN 960. THE RATIO OF SEATS TO STANDING ROOM IS MUCH HIGHER THAN ON MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY TRAINS.

THE CENTRE VEHICLE OF EACH THREE-CAR EMU HAS FOUR TRACTION MOTORS DRAWING POWER FROM THE 25 000 VOLT OVERHEAD LINE.

THE FIRST SERVICES OF THE NEW KCR — FROM KOWLOON TO SHA TIN — ARE SCHEDULED TO START RUNNING NEXT SPRING.

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WARNING ABOUT USE OF BEACHES FOR CARGO HANDLING ******

CONSTRUCTION OPERATORS WERE WARNED NOT TO USE PUBLIC BATHING BEACHES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND OUTLYING ISLANDS AS CARGO AND BUILDING EQUIPMENT HANDLING BASINS.

FAILURE TO HEED THIS ADVICE COULD RESULT IN A FINE AND EVEN JAIL SENTENCE, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE WARNING WAS ISSUED AFTER A FOREMAN OF A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WAS FINED $300 TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR TAKING A DUMP TRUCK ONTO THE TUNG WAN BEACH, A GAZETTED PUBLIC BATHING BEACH ON CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND, WITHOUT PERMISSION IN WRITING FROM THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES.

PROSECUTING FOR THE NTSD, HEALTH INSPECTOR MA CHIU-TUNG, TOLD THE MAGISTRATE MR C. J. PERR IOR AT WESTERN COURT THAT THE DUMP TRUCK AND SOME BUILDING EQUIPMENT WERE FOUND ON THE BEACH ON JANUARY 27 THIS YEAR.

THE EQUIPMENT WAS LATER REMOVED BY A GROUP OF WORKERS TO A NEARBY CONSTRUCTION SITE.

THE DEFENDANT, WHO WAS EMPLOYED BY A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, ADMITTED THE OFFENCE TO AN NTSD OFFICER, SAYING HE SIMPLY USED THE BEACH AS A SHORT CUT TO DELIVER THE BUILDING MATERIAL TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE.

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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR ISLANDS DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA * * * *

SWIMMING ENTHUSIASTS LIVING IN ISLANDS DISTRICT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A DISTRICT-WIDE SWIMMING GALA TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH.

ORGANISED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THE SIXTH ANNUAL GALA WILL TAKE PLACE AT KENNEDY TOWN SWIMMING POOL ON OCTOBER 4 (SUNDAY).

ENTRY IS OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE LIVING IN THE DISTRICT WHICH INCLUDES CHEUNG CHAU, LAMMA, LANTAU AND PENG CHAU.

CONTESTANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS ACCORDING TO AGE AND SEX. THERE WILL BE 57 RACES.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE TO THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICES AND LOCAL SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS. ENTRY FORMS SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BY SEPTEMBER 22.

ABOUT 350 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GALA.

LAST YEAR, THE EVENT ATTRACTED NEARLY 300 ENTRANTS.

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, WILL PRESENT TROPHIES TO WINNERS.

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WORK ON HARCOURT ROAD * * * *

THE UPRAMP SECTION OF THE NORTHERN LANE OF HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER AND THE OFF-SIDE LANE OF THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HARCOURT ROAD, EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO QUEENSWAY, WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS TO FACILITATE PARAPET REPLACEMENT WORK.

THE CLOSURE WILL BE EFFECTIVE BETWEEN 8 PM AND 6 AM FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY AND FOR 24 HOURS ON SUNDAYS.

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WOMEN’S GAMES TO BE STAGED * * M * *

J?E/SoSsEATI0N AND CULTURE DIVISION’S RECREATION AND SPORT ^'^E <RSS) IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE HONG KONG AMATEUR ATHLETIC FEBRUARY NEXT*YEARE STAG,NG THE F0urth COLGATE WOMEN’S GAMES IN

M1 THE EVENT» SPONSORED BY COLGATE PALMOLIVE (HK) LTD, WILL BRING TOGETHER MORE THAN 4 500 COMPETITORS IN ONE OF THE LARGEST ATHLETIC MEETINGS EVER HELD IN HONG KONG.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE PRINCIPAL RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER, MR DICKEN YUNG AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD AT THE WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

ALSO ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE WERE MR CHRIS HODGSON, CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE COLGATE WOMEN’S GAMES AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE COMPANY- AND MR WILLIAM KO, CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.

MR YUNG POINTED OUT THAT FROM DECEMBER THE PROJECT WILL OFFER PROPER TRAINING AND COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN INTERESTED IN ATHLETIC EVENTS.

+IT IS ALSO AIMED AT IMPROVING THE STANDARD OF WOMEN ATHLETIC PERFORMANCES IN HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

THE RESOUNDING SUCCESS OF PREVIOUS COLGATE WOMEN’S GAMES HAD GIVEN US THE CONFIDENCE TO SET OUR TARGET AT NEAR 5 000 PARTICIPANTS FOR THE NEXT GAMES, SAID MR YUNG.

MORE THAN 2 500 WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE COMPETED IN THE LAST GAMES, AMONG THEM WERE HOUSEWIVES, OFFICE AND FACTORY WORKERS, STUDENTS AS WELL AS PROFESSIONALS.

EXPERIENCED COACHES FROM THE HONG KONG AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION WILL ACT AS INSTRUCTORS AND THERE WILL BE FIVE TRAINING SESSIONS BEFORE THE COMPETITION ITSELF.

TO ENSURE THAT ALL ENTRANTS ARE FIT FOR TRAINING, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A QUALIFYING TEST.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ALL RSS OFFICES AND HKAAA OFFICE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM. FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE TELEPHONE 5-458511.

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CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS IN NEW TERRITORIES

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THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AND YUEN LONG LUT SAU HALL WILL PRESENT A NUMBER OF CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER.

A VIOLIN RECITAL BY CHENG CHIK-PUI WITH FUNG YUEN-HAN AT THE PIANO WILL BE STAGED ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) AT 3 PM AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL.

PROGRAMMES FOR THIS CONCERT WILL INCLUDE WORKS BY BEETHOVEN AND ERAHMS AND MUSIC BY CHINESE COMPOSERS LI HUAN-ZHI, DU ZHAO-ZHI, MAO YUEN AND HU HUI-MING.

TICKETS AT $5 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

THE HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA’S SEPTEMBER CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM ON SUNDAY (SEPTMBER 20) AT 7.30 PM.

YIP WAI-HONG WILL APPEAR AS GUEST CONDUCTOR AND SOPRANO LO YAN-CHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN PERFORMING SELECTIONS FROM VARIOUS OPERAS SUCH AS +PROTECTOR OF ALL BLOOMS+, +CHIYE RIVER+, +THE MERRY WIDOW* AND +TOSCA+.

OTHER PROGRAMMES INCLUDE ORCHESTRAL WORKS +DANCE OF THE PIXIU+ AND +PRELUDEI SNOW+.

A PIPA CONCERTO, WITH LEADING SOLOIST LAM FUNG, WILL ALSO BE PERFORMED.

TICKETS AT $5, $10 AND $15 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

AN EVENING OF CANTONESE OPERATIC SONGS WILL BE STAGED BY THE AMBERS OF THE LOUVRE MUSIC FORUM AT THE LUT SAU HALL IN YUEN LONG ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) AT 7.30 PM.

TICKETS AT $5, $8 AND $12 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE AND THE YUEN LONG PUBLIC LIBRARY.

EXTRACTS FROM SIX WELL-KNOWN CANTONESE OPERAS WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED BY THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AND PERFORMED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE HON FUNG CANTONESE OPERA INSTITUTE.

THE OPERAS WILL BE STAGED AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM ON OCTOBER 5 AND 6 AT 7.30 PM . TICKETS AT $5, $10, $15 AND $20 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

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CHANCE FOR YOUNG LOCAL MUSICIANS * * * *

OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR TALENTED YOUNG LOCAL MUSICIANS TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN AUSTRALIA, ALONG WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES, AT THE FIFTH ASIAN YOUTH MUSIC CAMP TO BE HELD IN BRISBANE, FROM JANUARY 4 TO JANUARY 17 NEXT YEAR.

THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISIONS’S MUSIC OFFICE, IN RESPONSE TO REQUEST FROM THE ORGANISER, IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM INTERESTED YOUNG MUSICIANS TO TAKE PART IN THIS YEAR’S MUSIC CAMP.

ABOUT 300 DELEGATES FROM VARIOUS ASIAN COUNTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE.

THOSE SELECTED TO REPRESENT HONG KONG WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE INTENSIVE MUSIC TRAINING, PARTICULARLY IN ORCHESTRA AND CHAMBER MUSIC-PLAYING, UNDER THE ARTISTIC DIRECTION OF DISTINGUISHED INSTRUCTORS AND CONDUCTORS.

IN ADDITION TO MUSIC TRAINING, EXCURSIONS WILL BE ARRANGED FOR PARTICIPANTS TO SEE BEAUTIFUL QUEENSLAND WITH ITS TROPICAL BEACHES AND COUNTRYSIDE.

THE MUSIC OFFICE, UNDER WHOSE AUSPICES THE SELECTED GROUP WILL TRAVEL, WILL MEET THE NECESSARY EXPENSES.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE BELOW THE AGE OF 23 AND NOT YOUNGER THAN 14 ON JANUARY 4, 1982, AND HAVE ATTAINED AT LEAST GRADE VI IN THE ROYAL SCHOOLS OF MUSIC EXAMINATION OR EQUIVALENT IN WESTERN WIND OR STRING INSTRUMENTS.

PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO VIOLIN, DOUBLE BASS, FRENCH HORN AND SAXOPHONE PLAYERS WITH ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE.

ALL CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS AN AUDITION TO BE ARRANGED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE HEAD OFFICE, 9/F., HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE- WEST KOWLOON MUSIC CENTRE, 157-159 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, 3/F., EAST KOWLOON MUSIC CENTRE, 100 TING FU STREET, 3/F., NGAU TAU KOK- AND THE NEW TERRITORIES MUSIC CENTRE, 167-173 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, CHEUNG YIU BUILDING, 1/F., TSUEk WAN.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 28, 1981. FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE TELEPHONE 5-283257.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1981

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HIKERS URGED TO BE CAREFUL * *

PICNICKERS AND HIKERS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION TO ENSURE THEIR OWN SAFETY BEFORE AND DURING AN OUTING.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNTRY PARKS AUTHORITY TODAY SAID THAT HIKING AND CAMPING ARE A POPULAR PASTIME WITH MANY PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY YOUNGSTERS, IN THE COOLER WEATHER AND CLOSE ON 7 000 000 PEOPLE V[SITED THE COUNTRYSIDE LAST YEAR.

THE MOST POPULAR PARKS WERE LANTAU, PLOVER COVE AND SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARKS.

HOWEVER, AN ILL-PLANNED OUTING COULD BE DANGEROUS OR EVEN DISASTROUS, HE CAUTIONED.

♦DANGERS OFTEN ARISE OUT OF CARELESSNESS, IGNORANCE OR LACK OF PLANNING,+ HE SAID.

IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR A LEADER WITH EXPERIENCE, AND WHO KNOWS EVERYBODY IN THE GROUP TO BE CHOSEN TO TAKE CHARGE.

ONE’S LIMITATIONS SHOULD ALSO BE RECOGNISED.

♦NEVER OVERESTIMATE YOUR OWN ABILITY OR THAT OF YOUR GROUP. MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY IS CAPABLE OF COMPLETING THE OUTING PLANNED,+ HE SAID.

HIKERS SHOULD ALSO CHECK ON WEATHER FORECASTS, AND TAKE ALONG MAPS, COMPASS, WATER BOTTLE AND TORCH LIGHTS ON THE LONGER OUTINGS.

♦WALKING BOOTS AND THICK SOCKS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE ARDUOUS ROUTES. A HAT, EXTRA SWEATERS AND WATERPROOFS MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED DEPENDING ON THE SEASON,♦ HE ADVISED.

DETAILS OF THE ROUTE SHOULD BE KNOWN TO SOMEONE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO ACT ON BEHALF OF A GROUP SHOULD THEIR RETURN BECOME OVERDUE OR SHOULD AN ACCIDENT OCCUR.

WATER VALVE REPLACEMENT * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF,PREMISES IN WONG TAI SIN WILL BE CUT OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM NOON TO 8 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) FOR REPLACEMENT OF A DEFECTIVE FRESH WATER VALVE.

THE AREAS TO BE AFFECTED ARE TAI HOM VILLAGE, SHEUNG YUEN LENG, HA YUEN LENG, DIAMOND HILL MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATION, PING YEUNG NEW VILLAGE AND BLACKDOWN BARRACKS.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HK FISHERMEN PUT STRESS ON EDUCATION ........................... 1

LOCAL MARKET POTENTIAL STRESSED................................. 2

PRISONS OFFICERS COMPLETE PHYSICAL COURSE ...................... 2

VARIETY SHOW TO PUBLICISE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION .............. 3

INDOOR GAMES HALL FOR LAI CHI KOK .............................. 3

SHA TIN MARKET STALLS FOR AUCTION .............................. 4

NEW CAR PARK FOR SAI KUNG COUNTRY PaRK ......................... 4

TAI MONG TSAI ROAD SECTION TO BE OPENED......................... 5

OLD PEAK ROnD TO BE PARTIALLY CLOSED............................ 5

URBAN CLEARWAY FOR LOK LO HA.................................... 6

SIX-HOUR WATER CUT

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HK FISHERMEN PUT STRESS ON EDUCATION

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EDUCATION FOR FISHERMEN’S CHILDREN IS BECOMING MORE IMPORTANT AS FISHING CRAFT AND EQUIPMENT BECOME MORE SOPHISTICATED AND FISHING METHODS INCREASINGLY TECHNICAL, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR JACK CATER, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SIR JACK EXPLAINED THAT THE SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE FISHERMEN, DICTATED BY THE NATURE OF THEIR LIFE AND WORK, COULD NOT READILY BE MET BY THE SCHOOLS PROVIDED FOR LAND PEOPLE, AND THUS THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION (FMO) ENTERED THE FIELD OF EDUCATION.

SIR JACK WAS SPEAKING AT THE ANNUAL JOINT GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR THE FMO SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

HE SAID HE WAS GRATIFIED TO SEE THAT FROM QUITE MODEST BEGINNINGS THERE WERE NOW 14 FMO SCHOOLS, INCLUDING ONE SECONDARY SCHOOL, PROVIDING EDUCATION FOR SOME 4 000 PUPILS. FURTHER EXPANSION TO MEET INCREASED DEMAND FOR PLACES WAS PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR.

SIR JACK RECALLED HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE FISHING COMMUNITY, WHICH STARTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PACIFIC WAR.

SIR JACK SAID THAT DURING A VISIT TO ONE VILLAGE WHERE HE HAD A MEETING WITH FISHERMEN’S REPRESENTATIVES, HE WAS TOLD THAT WHAT THEY WANTED FIRST AND FOREMOST WAS AN EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN, WHEN ONE WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THE FIRST REQUIREMENT WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR FOOD OR FISHING GEAR.

THE FISHERMEN HAD RECOGNISED THAT, IN THE LONGER TERM, THE ANSWER WAS NOT HAND-OUTS, BUT SELF-HELP — SELF-HELP THROUGH THE NEDIUM OF EDUCATION, HE SAID.

♦I HAVE FOLLOWED THE PROGRESS OF THE FMO STUDENTS AND THEIR VARIOUS ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THESE MANY YEARS. APART FROM DOING WELL ACADEMICALLY, THEY HAVE BROUGHT CREDIT TO THE FMO SCHOOLS BY THEIR SUCCESS IN LOCAL SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND THEIR EXCELLENCE IN ART COMPETITIONS BOTH LOCALLY AND ABROAD.

+AND MANY HAVE GONE ON TO HIGHER EDUCATION NOT ONLY HERE IN HONG KONG, BUT ALSO OVERSEAS.+

LADY CATER LATER PRESENTED CERTIFICATES AND PRIZES TO THE PUPILS.

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, IN A SPEECH EARLIER, PAID TRIBUTE TO SIR JACK.

+IT IS LARGELY DUE TO SIR JACK, WHO LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF SO MANY INNOVATIONS THAT HAVE BENEFITED FISHERMEN, INCLUDING THE FMO SCHOOLS, AND SUBSEQUENTLY BUILT ON THESE FOUNDATIONS OVER THE YEARS, THAT THE FISHING INDUSTRY IS WHAT IT IS TODAY.+

MR RIDDELL-SWAN SAID SIR JACK AND LADY CATER, WHO WILL BE LEAVING HONG KONG IN THE NEAR FUTURE, WOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY THE F ISH ING COMMUNITY.

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LOCAL MARKET POTENTIAL STRESSED * * * *

THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT, MR PETER KIANG TODAY (SATURDAY) TOLD HONG KONG MANUFACTURERS NOT TO OVERLOOK THE POTENTIAL OF THE LOCAL MARKET.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE PROMOTION OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS EXHIBITION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG JAYCETTES AND THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, MR KIANG SAID THAT HONG KONG, WITH ITS FIVE-MILLION-PLUS POPULATION OF HIGH CONSUMPTION POWER, PROVIDED A VERY ATTRACTIVE MARKET.

COMMENTING ON THE THESIS THAT MANUFACTURERS ARE NOT KEEN TO EXPLORE THE LOCAL MARKET BECAUSE CONSUMERS GENERALLY PREFER IMPORTED GOODS, MR KIANG SAID BOTH CONSUMERS AND MANUFACTURERS HAVE A PART TO PLAY IN CONTRIBUTING TO AN IMPROVEMENT TO THE SITUATION.

♦I HOPE MANUFACTURERS WILL SERIOUSLY LOCAL MARKET TO SEE WHAT CONSUMERS REALLY

INVESTIGATE THE

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ALSO MAKE GREATER EFFORTS IN PROMOTING THEIR PRODUCTS. ON THE OTHER HAND, CONSUMERS SHOULD NOT HOLD ANY PREJUDICE AGAINST LOCALLY-MADE PRODUCTS- THEY SHOULD REMEMBER THAT HONG KONG RECOGNISED FOR THEIR QUALITY,*

PRODUCTS ARE INTERNATIONALLY HE SAID.

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PRISONS OFFICERS COMPLETE PHYSICAL COURSE X * X *

TWELVE PRISONS OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED A LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE WERE PRESENTED WITH CERTIFICATES BY THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER OF PRISONS (PERSONNEL), MR R.W.B. HIGGINBOTTOM AT PRISONS HEADQUARTERS TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE EIGHT-DAY COURSE, HELD BETWEEN AUGUST 24 AND 31 AND JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE PRISONS DEPARTMENT AND THE BRITISH FORCES, WAS DESIGNED TO HELP TEACHING STAFF ACHIEVE A GREATER DEGREE OF PHYSICAL INDEPENDENCE.

MR HIGGINBOTTOM SAID THAT ALL PARTICIPANTS HAD TRIED VERY HARD AND MADE MAXIMUM USE OF THE ARDUOUS TRAINING.

*THE CONFIDENCE THEY HAVE GAINED WILL BE INVALUABLE IN DEALING WITH PROBLEMS IN AN UNACCUSTOMED AND DEMANDING ENVIRONMENT, HE SAID.

THE COURSE COVERED A WIDE RANGE OF OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES.

THE COURSE WAS CONDUCTED BY FOUR PHYSICAL TRAINING INSTRUCTORS FROM THE BRITISH FORCES PHYSICAL AND ADVENTUROUS TRAINING CENTRE IN HONG KONG.

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VARIETY SHOW TO PUBLICISE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION * * ft ft ft

,cc A *A* ‘!IT T° BE HELD ,N SHA TIN NEXT SATURDAY EVENING

CF DISTRICT BOARD VOTERS^ C4HPAIGN T° ENCOURAGE REGISTRATION

THE SHOW, STARTING AT 8 PM, WILL TAKE PLACE AT LEK YUEN HALL- ,T ls BE,NS ORGANISED BY SHA TIN TOWN CENTRE AREA

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THE DISTRICT OFFICER. DR PATRICK HASE, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR WONG kAm-WING, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING.

THE TWO-HOUR PROGRAMME OF ENTERTAINMENT WILL INCLUDE SINGING. BANCING, MUSICAL INSTRUMENT PLAYING AND JUDO EXHIBITIONS. ADMISSION WILL BE FREE.

EARLIER THIS MONTH, THE COMMITTEE SENT LETTERS TO THE PARENTS CF 8 500 CHILDREN OF THE SEVEN SCHOOLS IN THE AREA TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO REGISTER. SOME 17 000 VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS WERE ALSO ATTACHED.

STARTING FROM TODAY, VOLUNTARY WORKERS AND CHAIRMEN OF LOCAL MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES WILL VISIT HOUSEHOLDS TO EXPLAIN THE NEW DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM.

THREE POLLING STATIONS WILL BE SET UP IN THE TOWN CENTRE AREA FOR THE ELECTIONS TO BE HELD NEXT MARCH.

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INDOOR GAMES HALL FOR LAI CHI KOK ft ft ft ft

ANOTHER INDOOR GAMES HALL WILL SHORTLY BE BUILT AT LAI CHI KOK TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL VENUE FOR RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE AREA.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE HALL’ T0 B£ LOCATED AT THE LAI CHI KOK PARK IN LAI WAN ROAD, WILL HAVE A GAMES AREA MEASURING 36 SQUARE METRES, THREE SQUASH COURTS, A SPECTATOR STAND FOR ABOUT 400 PEOPLE, AND CHANGING FACILITIES.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SHA TIN MARKET STALLS FOR AUCTION * * *

TWENTY-ONE MINI-STALLS AND MARKET STALLS IN SHA TIN NEW MARKET WILL BE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE LEK YUEN COMMUNITY HALL, LEK YUEN ESTATE, SHA TIN, AND WILL START AT 10 AM, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY.

THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTAL FOR EACH STALL RANGES FROM $720 TO $3 000.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS CAN START BUSINESS ON OCTOBER 1 FOR A CONTRACT PERIOD OF THREE YEARS.

BIDDERS SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS.

INTERESTED PERSONS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE HAWKERS AND MARKETS SECTION OF THE NTSD HEADQUARTERS ON TELEPHONE 3-676927 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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AN AREA AT PAK TAM CHUNG, NEAR TAI MONG TSAI ROAD, WILL BE DESIGNATED A TEMPORARY CAR PARK FOR VISITORS TO THE SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARK FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

THE CAR PARK IS RESTRICTED TO PRIVATE CARS, MOTOR CYCLES AND OMNIBUSES.

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TAI MONG TSAI ROAD SECTION TO BE OPENED * * * *

A SECTION OF THE RESTRICTED TAI MONG TSAI ROAD, BETWEEN TAI MONG TSAI CAR PARK AND PAK TAM CHUNG, WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC AT 12.01 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

AT THE SAME TIME, THE BARRIER AT TAI MONG TSAI WILL BE MOVED TO PAK TAM CHUNG. MOTORISTS WILL STILL NEED A CLOSED ROAD PERMIT TO PROCEED BEYOND THE NEW BARRIER.

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OLD PEAK ROAD TO BE PARTIALLY CLOSED * * * * *

A SECTION OF THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF OLD PEAK ROAD, BETWEEN HORNSEY ROAD AND ROBINSON ROAD, WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) TO FACILITATE THE LAYING OF A WATER PIPE.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD, THE SOUTHERN LANE OF THE ROAD SECTION WILL BE CONVERTED INTO ONE-LANE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

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URBAN CLEARWAY FOR LOK LO HA * * * *

AN UNNAMED ROAD WEST OF THE PUBLIC OPEN-SPACE CAR PARK IN LOK LO HA, SHA TIN, WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR CLEARWAY ZONE FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

ni„ALL vehicles EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS AND GOODS WITHIN THE CLEARWAY.

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SIX-HOUR WATER CUT * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN THE TSZ WAN SHAN AREA WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTS.

PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE BOUNDED BY TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD, YUK WAH STREET, PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND WAN WAH STREET, INCLUDING WAI WAH STREET, HONG WAH STREET, LOK WAH STREET, YUK WAH CRESCENT, PO MING LANE, PO WAI LANE, PO TIN LANE, PO HANG LANE, PO YING LANE, PO KING LANE, PO FONG LANE AND BLOCK NO. 57 TO 66 TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATE.

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEfrfflSR 20, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CONSULTANTS COMPLETE STUDY OF NORTH WESTERN NEW TERRITORIES .. 1

PUBLIC HOUSING IS THEME OF NEW STAMP ISSUE........................ 3

YOUTH CARNIVAL TO ENCOURAGE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION ................ 5

CONTEST TO KEEP LIARKET STALLS CLEAN ............................. 6

SCHOOLS URGED TO SUPPORT CLEAN HK CAMPAIGN ....................... 7

ENVIRONMENTAL BLACKSPOT TURNED INTO PLAY AREA..................... 8

SQUATTER VILLAGERS IN TELEMATCH .................................. 8

BUSY TIME AT PUBLIC INQUIRY CENTRES............................... 9

WATER MAINS WORK................................................. 11

TAPS OFF FOR TIN HOURS

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1981

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CONSULTANTS COMPLETE STUDY OF NORTH WESTERN NEW TERRITORIES *****

CLr ,ES DEVELOpMENT consultants, a consortium of five

PL*nning FIRMS, have just completed a nine-month $™DY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH WEST NEW

TERR I TORIES.

THE STUDY HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE ^RN?E!!T ENG,NEER/REW TERRITORIES, AND FOLLOWS PREVIOUS + IN HOUSE* 2IU2'!S CAR*IED OUT BY GOVERNMENT COVERING THE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT.

CONSULTANTS’ REPORT IN FIVE VOLUMES IS BEING CIRCULATED TO .G°VERNMENT DEPARTMENTS FOR COMMENT BEFORE BEING REFERRED TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE FOR ACCEPTANCE IN PRINCIPLE.

THE 11-0 OVERRIDING THEMES OF THE STUDY HAVE BEEN TO PROVIDE GOVERNMENT WITH THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO DECIDE HOW BEST TO PROCEED WITH GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH WESTERN NEW TERRITORIES AND HOW THIS REGION MIGHT BEST CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE GROWTH POTENTIAL OF THE TERRITORY AS A WHOLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER STUDIES.

THE CONSULTANTS HAVE EXAMINED STRATEGIES WHICH ALLOW FOR A NUMBER OF ALTERNATIVES.

THEY RECOMMEND INITIALLY THE EARLY COMMITMENT BY GOVERNMENT TO A +BASE STRATEGY* WHICH PROVIDES FOR ORDERLY +NATURAL+ GROWTH IN THE STUDY REGION, AS A CONTINUATION OF EXISTING TRENDS, UP TO A POPULATION OF ABOUT HALF A MILLION PEOPLE BY 1996.

THEY ALSO SUGGEST HOW MAJOR GROWTH MIGHT TAKE PLACE, BY THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW URBAN-TYPE SETTLEMENTS CONTAINING UP TO AN ADDITIONAL 680 000 PERSONS. THESE COULD BE DIVIDED INTO TWO PHASES OF ABOUT 340 000 EACH, THE FIRST OF WHICH WOULD BE SUFFICIENTLY SELF-CONTAINED TO STAND BY ITSELF SHOULD THE NEED ARISE TO CALL A HALT TO FURTHER STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT AT THAT STAGE.

TO ALLOW A RANGE OF OPTIONS, THE CONSULTANTS HAVE PROVIDED GOVERNMENT WITH A NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS WITH ULTIMATE POPULATIONS OF BETWEEN ABOUT 470 000, AND 1 150 000 PEOPLE FOR THE NORTH WEST NEW TERRITORIES BY THE YEAR 1996.

THEY RECOMMEND THAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROCEED IMMEDIATELY WITH THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BASIC ♦INFRASTRUCTURE+ TO COPE WITH THE BASE POPULATION OF 470 000, BUT TO MAKE ALLOWANCE FOR DECISIONS BEING DELAYED ON ANY STRATEGIC GROWTH STRATEGY UNTIL AN OVERALL VIEW ON A TERRITORY-WIDE GROWTH STRATEGY CAN BE TAKEN.

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THE +BASE STRATEGY* SEEKS TO DEAL WITH ALL THE EXISTING PROBLEMS IN THE REGION WHICH HAVE ARISEN AS A RESULT OF PREVIOUS DISORDERED GROWTH, AND TO PROVIDE A SENSIBLE FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH FUTURE GROWTH CAN TAKE PLACE. MEASURES ARE PROPOSED FOR AREAS OF MEDIUM DENSITY URBAN DEVELOPMENT WHICH WOULD BE LARGELY RESTRICTED TO SPECIFIC LOCATIONS WHERE PRESENT PRESSURES ARE GREATEST. THESE AREAS WILL BE DELINEATED MORE EXACTLY AND IN MORE DETAIL AS THE RESULT OF FURTHER STUDIES.

IT IS INTENDED THAT REDEVELOPMENT BE CARRIED OUT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR, WITH GOVERNMENT PROVIDING THE NECESSARY ROADS, DRAINS, COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND THE LIKE. YUEN LONG NEW TOWN WOULD BE FURTHER EXPANDED TO AN ULTIMATE POPULATION OF ABOUT 150 000 AND THE EXPANSION OF A NUMBER OF EXISTING RURAL CENTRES IS PLANNED, E.G. KAM TIN AND SAN TIN.

ELSEWHERE IN THE DISTRICT, DEVELOPMENT WOULD BE RESTRAINED SO AS TO CONSERVE THE CHARACTER OF RURAL +HINTERLAND* AND TO ENSURE THAT AN UNDUE STRAIN IS NOT PUT UPON ROADS, SEWERAGE AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE.

EXISTING RURAL PROBLEMS WOULD BE TACKLED VILLAGE BY VILLAGE TO PROVIDE IN EACH CASE A LAYOUT PLAN FOR ORDERED DEVELOPMENT WHICH WOULD ELIMINATE SQUATTERS, RATIONALIZE THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY, PROVIDE ADEQUATE SERVICES, SEWAGE DISPOSAL, WATER SUPPLY AND THE LIKE.

THE PROPOSED TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE +BASE STRATEGY* INCLUDES THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD AS A DUAL CARRIAGEWAY, THE BUILDING OF A LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM BETWEEN TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG, AND A NEW TRUNK ROAD FROM AU TAU WHICH WOULD BYPASS YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN TO THE SOUTH TO JOIN THE TUEN MUN HIGHWAY NEAR PEARL ISLAND.

ALSO ENVISAGED IS A *HEAVY RAIL* LINK BETWEEN TSUEN WAN AND TUEN MUN BY THE LATE 1980S AND A ROAD TUNNEL FROM SEK KONG TO YAU KOM TAU (WHICH IS A LITTLE WEST OF TSUEN WAN).

FURTHER LINKS ARE ENVISAGED BY THE MID-1990S, INCLUDING A NEW TRUNK ROAD FROM AU TAU TO LAM KAM ROAD AND A POSSIBLE EXTENSION OF THE +HEAVY RAIL* LINK FROM TUEN MUN TO YUEN LONG.

MAJOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT WILL INCLUDE A NEW SYSTEM OF TRUNK SEWERS, SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS, AND A SUBMARINE OUTFALL ALL TO BE CONSTRUCTED DURING THE 1980S.

THE VERY ROBUST TRANSPORT NETWORK WHICH THE CONSULTANTS PROPOSE FOR THE BASE STRATEGY WOULD WELL SERVE ANY INITIAL INCREASES IN POPULATION BEYOND THE BASE LEVEL, BUT ANY PROPOSALS FOR MAJOR URBAN-TYPE GROWTH WOULD REQUIRE NEW MAJOR ROADS LINKING THE DEVELOPMENTS TO THE ROAD SYSTEM AND A POSSIBLE CONTINUATION OF THE HEAVY RAIL SYSTEM TO TAI PO. NEW URBAN CENTRES WOULD ALSO BE SERVED INITIALLY BY AN EXTENSION OF THE TUEN MUN/YUEN LONG LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM AND EVENTUALLY BY CONNECTION TO THE +HEAVY RAIL* SYSTEM.

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THE CONSULTANTS HAVE LOOKED FOR SUITABLE SOURCES OF FILLING MATERIAL AS PART OF THE STUDY, AND RECOMMEND THE USE OF SAND DREDGED FROM THE SEABED FOR THE MAJOR GROWTH STRATEGY, SINCE IT IS THOUGHT THAT THIS CAN BE FOUND AT A REASONABLE COST. WHERE LAND-BASED FILL IS REQUIRED, SPECIAL CONDITIONS ARE PROPOSED FOR THE LOCATION, DESIGN AND AFTER-USE OF THE BORROW AREAS.

AFTER CONSIDERATION AND COMMENT BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, THE REPORT WILL BE SUBMITTED TO GOVERNMENT’S LAND DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE. THIS IS EXPECTED TO BE TOWARDS THE END OF NOVEMBER.

IF GOVERNMENT APPROVES THE RECOMMENDATIONS, MORE DETAILED PLANNING AND ENGINEERING STUDIES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN BEFORE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE +BASE STRATEGY* IS COMMENCED.

A DECISION ON ANY MAJOR GROWTH STRATEGY IS NOT EXPECTED UNTIL NEXT YEAR.

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PUBLIC HOUSING IS THEME OF NEW STAMP ISSUE

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J?PE(?IAL ,SSUE 0F F0UR POSTAGE STAMPS (20 CENTS, Si, $1.30 AND $2), WITH THE THEME OF PUBLIC HOUSING, WILL BE PLACED ON SALE ON OCTOBER 14, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY.

|U PUBt'G H0USING provides homes for more than two million people IN HONG KONG.

AES0 0N SALE W,LL BE A SOUVENIR MINIATURE SHEET CONTAINING THE FOUR STAMPS WHICH, WHEN SEEN TOGETHER, GIVES AN OVERALL VIEW OF ONE OF THE MORE MODERN HOUSING ESTATES.

^0FF'CIAL FIRSI DAY C0VERS WILL BE PLACED ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES ON SEPTEMBER 29 AT 50 CENTS EACH.

EACH COVER WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN INSERT CARD CONTAINING INFORMATION ON HONG KONG’S PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME AND BRIEF PHILATELIC INFORMATION.

AN INCREASED NUMBER OF FIRST DAY COVERS HAS BEEN PRINTED TO KEET ANTICIPATED PUBLIC ------ ~ ~ “

PUBLIC ARE GIVEN A FAIR TEN MAY BE PURCHASED BY

DEMAND BUT, TO ENSURE THAT MEMBERS OF THE CHANCE TO BUY THE COVERS, NO MORE THAN A CUSTOMER AT ONE TIME.

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SERVICING OF FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, NATHAN ROAD AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE. PEKING ROAD. FOR THIS SERVICE, ADDRESSED FIRST DAY COVERS MUST BE HANDED IN WITH AN ORDER FORM TOGETHER WITH A REMITTANCE TO COVER THE COST.

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THE CHARGE WILL BE $5 PER COVER WHICH INCLUDES THE COST OF THE STAMPS ($4.50) TOGETHER WITH A SERVICE FEE OF 50 CENTS.

THE COVERS MUST BE FULLY ADDRESSED BY THE APPLICANT, AND NOT LESS THAN 10 COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH EACH ORDER.

THE ORDER FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE ON SEPTEMBER 29, 1981.

ANY PERSON ORDERING SERVICED COVERS ADDRESSED TO A LOCAL DESTINATION MAY COLLECT THEM ON OCTOBER 15 FROM THE POST OFFICE WHERE THE ORDER WAS PLACED.

COVERS ADDRESSED OVERSEAS WILL BE SENT FORWARD BY ORDINARY POST, SURFACE MAIL, UNLESS SUFFICIENT STAMPS ARE AFFIXED TO COVER AIRMAIL AND/OR REGISTRATION CHARGES.

THE LATEST ACCEPTANCE DATE FOR ADVANCE ORDERS OF SERVICED COVERS WILL BE 5 PM ON OCTOBER 9, 1981.

A SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED ON OCTOBER 14 AT ALL POST OFFICES WHEREBY FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE COUNTER, IMPRESSED WITH THE NORMAL POST OFFICE DATE STAMP AND HANDED BACK TO THE PERSON PRESENTING THEM.

NO TIME TYPE WILL APPEAR IN THE POSTMARK.

THE SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR THE SERVICE AREi

(A) ONLY ARTICLES BEARING AN INDICATION THAT THEY

ARE +FIRST DAY COVERS* WILL BE SO TREATED”

(B) THE ARTICLES MUST BE ADDRESSED TO A LOCAL ADDRESS- AND

(C) NO REGISTERED ITEMS WILL BE PROCESSED BY THIS METHOD.

SPECIAL POSTING BOXES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE ON OCTOBER 14 FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO HAVE FIRST DAY COVERS CAREFULLY HAND-POSTMARKED BEFORE DESPATCH TO THE ADDRESS ON THE COVERS.

THE NEW STAMPS WILL BE ON DISPLAY ON THE FIRST FLOOR PUBLIC COUNTER OF THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, ON OCTOBER 8 FROM 9.30 AM TO 4.30 PM.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1981

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YOUTH CARNIVAL TO

ENCOURAGE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION ******

A YOUTH CARNIVAL WILL (SEPTEMBER 27) TO MARK THE

BE HELD AT THE OCEAN PARK NEXT SUNDAY

BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR’S PUBLICITY

CAMPAIGN ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, MR GEOFFREY BARNES- THE DIRECTOR CF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN•ALLEYNE- THE GENERAL MANAGER OF OCEAN PARK, MR KENNETH TOMLINS- THE DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, MR Y.F. HUI AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL GUIDING COMMITTEE ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, MRS ELIZABETH BOSHER.

THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN IS +THE ADOLESCENT AND THE FAMILY* AND THE TARGET GROUP IS YOUNG PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 11 AND 15 AND THEIR PARENTS.

WINNING ENTRIES OF AN INTER-DISTRICT STRUCTURAL DESIGN COMPETITION WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE CARNIVAL.

A PANEL OF JUDGES WILL PICK THE FIRST THREE WINNING GROUPS, WHO WILL RECEIVE CASH PRIZES OF SI 500, SI 000 AND $500 RESPECTIVELY.

EXHIBITION MATERIAL ON *THE ADOLESCENT AND THE FAMILY* WILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED.

STAGE PERFORMANCES WILL BE PUT ON BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE MUSIC OFFICE.

A TEAM FROM THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE WILL PERFORM A CHINESE FOLK DANCE AND A DISCO NUMBER.

THE MUSIC OFFICE’S 40-MEMBER SYMPHONIC BAND WILL PLAY 15 NUMBERS, INCLUDING MARCHES, POPULAR TUNES, JAZZ AND DISCO MUSIC, AND CHINESE SONGS.

THERE WILL BE A TREASURE HUNT FOR VISITORS TO OCEAN PARK, AND PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ASKED TO LOOK FOR HIDDEN BOARDS CONTAINING FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION MESSAGES.

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NOTE TO EDITORS!

„inil ,Y0lJ ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE YOUTH WH,CH WILL TAKE PLACE ,N THE LOW LAND area of ocean

^Een£’e1£jJM,?N SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27). THE PROGRAMME

SCHEDULE FOR THE OTHER EVENTS IS AS FOLLOWS i

* STAGE SHOW BY THE MUSIC OFFICE AND RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE 11.45 AM - 12.45 PM-

* FOLK SONG PERFORMANCE BY RTHK 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM-

M TREASURE HUNT 12.30 PM - 2.00 PM

AND 3.00 PM - 3.30 PM-

* EXHIBITION AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN DISPLAY

11.00 AM - 4.00 PM.

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CONTEST TO KEEP MARKET STALLS CLEAN * * * *

A DISTRICT-WIDE CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK TO PROMOTE A GENERAL CLEAN-UP OF STALLS IN FOUR MARKETS IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

THE 'KEEP MARKET STALL CLEAN COMPETITION’ IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN MEAT MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION AND THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO COINCIDE WITH SHA TIN HEALTH WEEK.

TAKING PART IN THE COMPETITION WILL BE THE SHA TIN NEW MARKET MANAGED BY THE NTSD AND THE LEK YUEN ESTATE MARKET, WO CHE ESTATE MARKET AND SHA KOK ESTATE MARKET RUN BY THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

THE COMPETITION IS INTEDNDED TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND THE ROLE MARKET OPERATORS PLAY IN THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH BY KEEPING THEIR TRADING AREA TIDY, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD.

JUDGEMENT WILL BE BASED ON THE CLEANLINESS OF STALLS AND THE SURROUNDINGS, THE MAINTENANCE OF STALLS AND TRADING UTENSILS, AMONG OTHER THINGS.

REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SHA TIN MEAT MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND THE NTSD WILL MAKE UP THE PANEL OF JUDGES.

PLAQUES AND CASH PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNERS AT A CEREMONY AT SHA TIN HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE IN LEK YUEN ESTATE ON SEPTEMBER 24.

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SCHOOLS URGED TO SUPPORT CLEAN HK CAMPAIGN * * * *

HEADS OF SCHOOLS WERE TODAY URGED BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE TO GIVE THEIR FULLEST SUPPORT TO PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES CONNECTED WITH THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

IN A GENERAL SCHOOL CIRCULAR IN SUPPORT OF THE CAMPAIGN DUE TO BE LAUNCHED ON OCTOBER 25, THE DIRECTOR SAIDi +ALL SCHOOLS ARE URGED TO TAKE AN ACTIVE PART IN DRIVING HOME TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THE MESSAGE THAT ’CLEANLINESS IS A WAY OF LIFE’.*

EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE IN LITTER PREVENTION IS A LONG TERM TASK THAT INVOLVES DEVELOPING CORRECT PERSONAL HABITS AND SOCIAL ATTITUDES.

♦IT CANNOT BE OVER-EMPHASISED THAT GOOD HABITS ARE BEST CULTIVATED FROM THE EARLIEST AGE AND THAT HEADS OF SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS ARE AMONG THOSE WHO CAN DO A GREAT DEAL IN INCULCATING IN YOUNG PEOPLE A SENSE OF PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE APPEARANCE AND CONDITION OF THEIR CITY,+ MR HAYE SAID.

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE LAUNCHING A NUMBER OF PROJECTS FOR SCHOOLS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

THEY INCLUDE A SCHOOL LITTER PREFECT SCHEME, ADOPTING OUR COUNTRYSIDE SCHEME, +CLEAN FOR CHARITY+, +CLEAN OUR BEACHES+, AND VARIOUS INTER-SCHOOL COMPETITIONS ON THE CLEAN HONG KONG THEME.

♦SCHOOLS WILL ALSO BE REQUESTED FROM TIME TO TIME BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE DISTRICT OFFICES OR THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES TO ASK PUPILS TO PARTICIPATE IN CLEAN HONG KONG ACT IV IT IES,+ THE DIRECTOR SAID.

THE CIRCULAR ALSO CONTAINED A LIST OF SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES WHICH SCHOOLS CAN ORGANISE TO HELP ALLEVIATE LITTER PROBLEMS.

THESE INCLUDE ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO KEEP THEIR OWN CLASSROOM TIDY, ARRANGING COMPETITIONS ON THE CLEAN HONG KONG THEME, ASSIGNING ESSAYS ON RELATED TOPICS, ENCOURAGING PUPILS TO SET GOOD EXAMPLES OF CLEANLINESS TO THEIR FAMILIES AND NEIGHBOURS, CLEANING PICNIC AREAS DURING ANNUAL SCHOOL PICNICS, AND ORGANISING THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB OR OTHER SCHOOL CLUBS TO DEVOTE A SATURDAY EACH MONTH TO ASSIST ELDERLY OR HANDICAPPED PERSONS REMOVE LITTER FROM THEIR HOMES.

ENQUIRIES FROM SCHOOLS CONCERNING CLEAN HONG KONG ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE MADE AT THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON 5-779007.

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ENVIRONMENTAL BLACKSPOT TURNED INTO PLAY AREA * * *

A TEMPORARY PLAY AREA HAS BEEN BUILT ON A NORTH KWAI CHUNG SITE WHICH WAS FORMERLY AN ENVIRONMENTAL BLACKSPOT.

THE SITE, COVERING AN AREA OF 650 SQUARE METRES, IS AT THE JUNCTION OF TAI LOONG STREET AND WO Yl HOP ROAD. FOR YEARS, IT WAS USED AS A DUMPING GROUND BY THE NEARBY RESIDENTS.

IN APRIL, STAFF FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ASSISTED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TEAM OF KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT OFFICE, REMOVED ABOUT 150 TONS OF GARBAGE FROM THE SITE.

FOLLOWING THE CLEARANCE, THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD DECIDED TO TURN THE SITE INTO A TEMPORARY PLAY AREA TO PREVENT FURTHER DUMPING AND TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT.

ALREADY SOME BENCHES, SWINGS AND WALKING BEAMS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED AND TURFING IS BEING CARRIED OUT ON THE SURROUNDING SLOPE.

THE BUILDING COST OF $42 000 WAS MET BY THE BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE WHICH HAS ALLOCATED $250 000 THIS YEAR FOR SIMILAR IMPROVEMENT WORKS.

THERE ARE ABOUT 270 SQUATTER HUTS WITH A POPULATION OF 1 000 IN THE AREA.

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SQUATTER VILLAGERS IN TELEMATCH * * * *

MORE THAN 400 PEOPLE TOOK PART IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT INTERSQUATTER VILLAGERS TELEMATCH HELD IN CHAI WAN PARK TODAY (SUNDAY).

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE (EASTERN) AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, THE EVENT WAS AIMED AT FOSTERING AND PROMOTING A COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND A SENSE OF CO-OPERATION AMONG THE YOUNG PARTICIAPNTS.

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (EASTERN), MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, SAID AT THE OPENING ADDRESS THAT YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE PART IN MORE EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AND TO APPRECIATE THE MERITS OF SOCIAL COHESION AND CO-OPERATION.

HE ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO REMIND THE PARTICIPANTS THAT REGISTRATION OF VOTERS IN THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME STARTED ON SEPTEMBER 1.

HE URGED THE PUBLIC TO SUPPORT THE SCHEME TO ENSURE THAT DISTRICT NEEDS COULD BE IDENTIFIED AND DEALT WITH EFFECTIVELY.

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BUSY TIME AT PUBLIC ENQUIRY CENTRES * * *

THE PEOPLE COME FROM ALL OVER, AND THE NATURE OF THEIR QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS FOR SERVICES OR ADVICE, CAN VARY QUITE WIDELY.

SOME MAY ASK ABOUT LEGAL AID- SOME OTHERS MAY LOOK FOR THE BEST WAY TO SETTLE THEIR GRIEVANCES AGAINST PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PARTIES.

MANY OTHERS HAVE PERSONAL DOMESTIC MATTERS ON WHICH THEY MIGHT WANT ADVICE - LIKE THE MOTHER SEEKING A SCHOLARSHIP FOR HER SON, OR LIKE THE ANXIOUS PARENTS WISHING TO KNOW HOW BEST TO DEAL WITH A DIFFICULT CHILD.

CHALKED UP, THE FIGURE IS STAGGERING.

IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, THERE WERE NEARLY FOUR MILLION ITEMS OF QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED, REQUESTS FOR SERVICES TO BE DEALT WITH, AND ADVICE TO BE GIVEN.

ALL OF THESE ARE HANDLED BY THE EXISTING 31 PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS OF THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AND THE 16 CENTRES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

♦WHATEVER THE PROBLEM, WE DO OUR VERY BEST TO COMPLY,* SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT’S SERVICE, WHICH DEALT WITH NEARLY THREE MILLION ITEMS FROM JANUARY TO JUNE THIS YEAR.

COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VOLUME OF WORK INCREASED BY 22 PER CENT.

WHEN THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE WAS INCORPORATED INTO THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES WHICH WERE FIRST SET UP IN 1968, THERE WERE 10 COUNTERS HANDLING SOME 341 000 REQUESTS FOR THE YEAR.

♦IN THE TIME SINCE THEN, THE SERVICE HAS EXPANDED FOURTEEN-FOLD IN TERMS OF VOLUME OF WORK HANDLED,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+OUR PEOPLE CAN ANSWER AND GIVE ASSISTANCE ON NEARLY ALL SORTS CF ENQUIRIES AND REQUESTS FROM THE PUBLIC.*

AS FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES CENTRES, MOSTLY LOCATED IN TSUEN WAN, THEY HAVE DEALT WITH SOME ONE MILLION ITEMS, OR ABOUT A QUARTER CF THE TOTAL VOLUME, IN THEIR 18 LOCATIONS.

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THIS WAS IN FACT A DOUBLING OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR’S FIGURE, SAID MISS BETTY HO OF THE NTA COMMUNITY AFFAIRS DIVISION. THE NTA CENTRES WERE FIRST STARTED IN 1974, WITH FOUR OFFICES, DEALING WITH SOME 73 000 REQUESTS A YEAR.

*AS YOU CAN SEE, OUR SERVICE, LIKE THE ONE FOR THE URBAN AREAS, HAS ALSO EXPANDED CONSIDERABLY,* SHE SAID.

THE MATTERS DEALT WITH ARE WIDE-RANGING, AND CONCERN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES, EDUCATION, INFORMATION ON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES, STATUTORY MATTERS, SUCH AS DECLARATIONS, APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS, MARRIAGE REGISTRATION, AS WELL AS HOUSING AND EMIGRATION. THERE ARE ALSO CASES OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS OR PRIVATE BODIES NEEDING FOLLOW-UP WORK.

OTHER COMPLAINTS CONCERN SANITATION, PUBLIC NUISANCES, SQUATTING, COMPENSATION, RESETTLEMENT, ROAD AND DRAINAGE, STAFF ATTITUDES, AND DEPARTMENTAL PROCEDURES.

LARGE NUMBERS OF REQUESTS ARE MADE FOR GOVERNMENT FORMS, APPLICATIONS FOR HOME OWNERSHIP, AND ENROLMENT IN THE TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTES.

CONSTANT EFFORT IS MADE TO PROVIDE EVEN BETTER SERVICE IN BOTH THE URBAN AND NT AREAS, AND IN MAKING IT MORE CLOSELY WITHIN THE REACH OF THE PEOPLE.

MOBILE VANS AND SERVICES ARE OPERATED TO REMOTE AREAS AND MORE RECENTLY, A LUNCH-TIME ENQUIRY SERVICE WAS INTRODUCED IN FACTORIES, FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF WORKERS.

THE SERVICES ALSO MAKE REFERRALS TO THE FREE LEGAL ADVICE SCHEME, AND ONCE A WEEK LEGAL ADVISERS FROM THE HONG KONG LAW SOCIETY ATTEND TWO COUNTERS EACH IN HONG KONG (IN THE WAN CHAI AND EASTERN AREAS) AND KOWLOON (IN THE MONG KOK AND WONG TAI SIN AREAS) AS WELL AS THE NEW TERRITORIES (IN TSUEN WAN AND SHA TIN) TO PROVIDE SERVICE ON LEGAL MATTERS.

*OUR COUNTERS ARE MANNED BY EXPERIENCED STAFF WHO ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP UP WITH LATEST INFORMATION ON ALL RELEVANT MATTERS,* THEY SAID.

THE SERVICES WELCOME PUBLIC ENQUIRIES, AND INDEED, WISH TO ENCOURAGE MORE PEOPLE TO APPROACH THEM IN THE THOUGHT THAT THE PUBLIC WOULD THEREBY GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT’S WORKS.

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WATER MAINS WORK

* * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE TEMPORARILY TURNED OFF BETWEEN 9 PM ON SEPTEMBER 24 (THURSDAY) AND 8 AM ON THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE WATER MAINS CONNECTION WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE BOUNDED BY SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD BETWEEN TAI HO ROAD AND TING KAU 11-1/2-MILESTONE, YUEN TUN CIRCUIT, CHAI WAN KOK STREET, TSUEN KING CIRCUIT, TSUEN WAN CENTRE, ON YUK ROAD AND KWONG ON HOSPITAL.

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TAPS OFF FOR TEN HOURS * * *

FRESH AREAS WILL (SEPTEMBER

WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN YUEN LONG BE TURNED OFF FOR 10 HOURS FROM 9 PM ON WEDNESDAY 23) TO 7 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORKS.

AFFECTED AREAS ARE BOUNDED BY CASTLE PEAK ROAD, ROAD AND KAM SHEUNG ROAD INCLUDING AU TAU, SAN TIN, AND FAIRVIEW PARK.

KAM TIN SHEUNG TSUEN

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1981

contents page no.

BRIGHTER TIMES AHEAD FOR VILLAGERS ............................. 1

SIR KEITH JOSEPH VISITS NT ..................................... 2

81 400 MILLION ON KO WON BAY DEVELOPMENT........................ 3

FIRST COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFFICE OPENED AT MUI WO....... 4

SCHOOLS COMMUNICATION SCHEME WORKING WELL....................... 5

MORE DEVELOPMENT WORK AT TAI PO ................................ 5

CAS CADETS TO PUT ON VARIETY SHOW............................... 6

PUMPING STATION

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1981

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BRIGHTER TIMES AHEAD FOR VILLAGERS * * * *

THOUSANDS OF VILLAGERS IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT AREA WILL BE GETTING LEGAL AND PROPERLY-WIRED ELECTRICITY BETWEEN THE END OF THIS MONTH AND DECEMBER, THROUGH EFFORTS OF THE AREA’S DISTRICT BOARD.

UNTIL NOW, THE ELECTRICITY THAT IS BEING USED IN THE VARIOUS SQUATTER VILLAGES CONCERNED, HAS BEEN ILLEGALLY TAPPED, AND THE WIRING USED FOR THIS HAS BEEN IMPROPERLY AND HAPHAZARDLY SET UP, POSING DANGER NOT ONLY THROUGH ELECTROCUTION, BUT ALSO THROUGH FIRES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD EXPLAINED THAT THE PROVISION OF ELECTRICITY THROUGH THE PROPER CHANNELS INVOLVED A NUMBER OF PRELIMINARY PROCEDURES, INCLUDING OFFICIAL GAZETTING OF THE AREAS CONCERNED FOR THE PURPOSE OF RECEIVING ELECTRICITY, AS WELL AS THE LAYING OF CABLES, AND, FOR THE BIGGER AREAS, ALSO THE SETTING UP OF POWER SUB-ST.ATIONS.

+BUT WE ARE HAPPY TO SAY THAT ALL THIS HAS BEEN SETTLED AND WE EXPECT THE POWER TO BE SUPPLIED TO THE VARIOUS VILLAGES BETWEEN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND DECEMBER,+ HE SAID.

VILLAGES WHICH WILL BE GETTING THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BY THE END OF THIS MONTH ARE GOOD HOPE VILLAGE, HEUNG YEUNG VILLAGE AND NAM SHAN NEW VILLAGE, WHICH HAVE IN ALL SOME 2 500 PERSONS.

DUE TO RECEIVE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BY THE END OF DECEMBER ARE HONG LOK AND SEI HEI VILLAGES, WHICH HAVE 2 500 INHABITANTS, TAI HOM WOR VILLAGE, WHICH WAS PARTLY BURNT OUT IN A RECENT FIRE, AND THE NGAU CHI WAN UPPER EAST VILLAGE, WITH SOME 4 000 PEOPLE.

THE PROVISION OF A LEGAL SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY TO THE VILLAGES HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MANY TASKS UNDERTAKEN BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AIMED AT PROVIDING +A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, THROUGH MUTUAL COOPERATION AND JOINT EFFORTS OF THE RESIDENTS AND THE GOVERNMENT,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SOME OF THE OTHER AMENITIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN PROVIDED, AND ARE BEING OR WILL BE PROVIDED, INCLUDE A GREATER AMOUNT OF WATER SUPPLY, WORK ON IMPROVEMENT AND REPAIRS OF FOOTPATHS AND ROADS, REPROVISIONING OF PLAYGROUNDS, AS WELL AS TACKLING THE PROBLEMS OF FLOODING CREATED BY BLOCKED DRAINS IN THE SQUATTER AREAS.

FLOODING HAS BEEN A PROBLEM CAUSING MUCH INCONVENIENCE TO THE AREA. AS A RESULT, TWO DE—SILTING GATES WILL SOON BE INSTALLED AT THE ENTRANCE TO DRAINS TO PREVENT ACCUMULATION OF REFUSE WHICH BLOCK THE FLOW OF WATER.

IN REVIEWING THE WORK OF THE BOARD IN THE PAST FOUR MONTHS OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT, THE SPOKESMAN STATED THAT MUCH PROGRESS HAD BEEN MADE IN SUCH AREAS AS COMMUNITY-BUILDING PROJECTS, MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS, TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, AND IMPROVEMENTS AND BETTERING OF CONDITIONS IN THE SQUATTER AREAS.

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AS PART OF ITS EFFORT, THE DISTRICT BOARD ARRANGED FOR A LOGO TO BE DESIGNED THROUGH OPEN COMPETITION, WITH THE AIM OF PROMOTING A GREATER SENSE OF BELONGING AMONG DISTRICT RESIDENTS.

OTHER WORK ON COMMUNITY-BUILDING INVOLVED THE HOLDING OF EXHIBITIONS AND SEMINARS ON THE INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA, ARRANGING YOUTH WORK CAMPS, AND THE PROMOTION OF RECREATION AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG AND OLD.

A NUMBER OF PROJECTS WERE ALSO UNDERTAKEN TO HELP IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THESE INCLUDED CLEARANCE OPERATIONS, AND THE REMOVAL OF ABANDONED VEHICLES WITH THE HELP OF THE POLICE +TO MAINTAIN A SMOOTH FLOW OF TRAFFIC AND TO TIDY UP THE AREA.*

WITH THE HELP OF OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, REPAIR WORKS WERE CARRIED OUT ON THE ROADWAY AND PAVEMENTS ON A NUMBER OF STREETS AND ROADS.

TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT MEASURES ARE ALSO BEING UNDERTAKEN, INCLUDING INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC LIGHTS AT THE JUNCTION OF SHEUNG FUNG STREET AND FUNG TAK ROAD, AND INTRODUCTION OF IMPROVED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AT VARIOUS OTHER ROAD JUNCTIONS.

WORK WAS ALSO DONE TO IMPROVE THE PARKING SITUATION, INCLUDING INSTALLATION OF PARKING METERS ON ROADSIDES, REDESIGNATION OF PARKING SPACES IN SOME HOUSING DEPARTMENT FLATTED FACTORIES.

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SIR KEITH JOSEPH VISITS NT X X X X

THE BRITISH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, SIR KEITH JOSEPH, WHO IS IN HONG KONG FOR A THREE-DAY VISIT, TOURED THE NEW TERRITORIES THIS MORNING (MONDAY).

ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR MURRAY MACLEHOSE, SIR KEITH FIRST WENT TO SHA TIN TO SEE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TERRITORY.

HE WAS MET AT THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME SUI WO COURT BY THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR DONALD LIAO- ACTING SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM- THE DISTRICT OFFICER, DR PATRICK HASE- AND THE PROJECT MANAGER, MR KENNETH KWOK.

THEY VISITED A FAMILY IN HING WAN HOUSE, THE PO LEUNG KUK NG TOR TAI KINDERGARTEN AND A MARKET IN THE ESTATE.

LATER, THE GOVERNOR AND SIR KEITH LEFT FOR SHA TIN RACECOURSE WHERE THEY WERE JOINED BY THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER IN HONG KONG, MR D.M. MARCH, FOR A HELICOPTER TRIP OVER THE NEW TERR ITOR IES.

THEY FLEW OVER TAI PO, FANLING, SHEUNG SHU I, TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN AND YUEN LONG LOOKING AT PROGRESS BEING MADE IN THE DEVELOPING NEW TOWNS.

SIR KEITH WILL HOLD TALKS WITH SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LEADING BUSINESSMEN BEFORE LEAVING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) FOR LONDON.

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$1 400 MILLION ON KOWLOON BAY DEVELOPMENT * * *

ABOUT $1 400 MILLION WILL BE SPENT ON THE KOWLOON BAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WAS TOLD AT THE FIFTH MEETING TODAY (MONDAY).

THE PROGRAMME, CONSISTING OF SITE FORMATION, ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS, WATER SUPPLY, A SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT, HOUSING AND FACTORY ESTATES, AND OTHER COMMUNITY FACILITIES SUCH AS SCHOOLS, CLINICS AND COMMUNITY CENTRES, COOKED FOOD CENTRES AND OPEN SPACES, WILL SERVE 70 000 PEOPLE IN THE AREA WHEN COMPLETED BY 1990.

THE PRESENT POPULATION IS ABOUT 20 000.

SITE FORMATION WORK FOR KOWLOON BAY HAS BEEN NEARLY COMPLETED AND UP TO JUNE 1981, SOME 35 LOTS OF INDUSTRIAL LAND WERE SOLD.

A FURTHER 22 LOTS WILL BE SOLD BY THE END OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR.

WHILE THE PLANNED USE OF THE RECLAMATION IS PREDOMINANTLY INDUSTRIAL, LARGE PARTS ARE AT PRESENT ALLOCATED FOR VARIOUS TEMPORARY USES, THE BOARD WAS TOLD IN A PAPER ON THE KOWLOON BAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME PREPARED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

SOME 20 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL DEVELOPMENT AREA IS AT PRESENT OCCUPIED BY TEMPORARY USES, WHICH INCLUDE THE KAI TAK REFUGEE CAMP, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE CENTRE, THE KOWLOON BAY TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA AND SOME WORKS AREA.

CO-ORDINATION OF ACTIVITIES AND WORKS TO ACHIEVE THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF KOWLOON BAY WAS CONSIDERED AS ONE OF THE PRIORITIES BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE BOARD WAS TOLD.

A WIDE RANGE OF MATTERS WAS ALSO DISCUSSED BY THE BOARD.

ON RECREATION, THE BOARD WAS TOLD THAT AN ORGANISING COMMITTEE CONSISTING OF COMMUNITY LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED TO PLAN THE FIRST KWUN TONG SPORTS FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER TO PROMOTE THE INTERESTS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS IN SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

IT WAS ALSO NOTED THAT A LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION WILL BE HELD.

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FIRST COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFFICE OPENED AT MUI WO

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THE FIRST COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFFICE ON AN OUTLYING ISLAND AT MUI WO, LANTAU, WAS OPENED TODAY (MONDAY).

IT IS LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF GRANDVIEW MANSION IN SOUTH LANTAU ROAD AND IS ALSO THE FIRST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE ISLANDS DISTR ICT OFF ICE.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING, ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RICKY FUNG, SAID THE NEW OFFICE, WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 77 SQUARE METRES, WOULD BE MANNED BY A LIAISON OFFICER AND OTHER STAFF.

THEIR DUTIES ARE TO DISTRIBUTE GOVERNMENT PAMPHLETS AND FORMS, ADMINISTER STATUTORY DECLARATIONS, HANDLE COMPLAINTS AND ANSWER ENQUIRIES ABOUT GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

ALSO, THEY WILL LIAISE CLOSELY WITH LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, SCHOOLS AND RESIDENTS AND REFLECT THEIR OPINION TO GOVERNMENT.

IN ADDITION, MR FUNG SAID, THEY WOULD ORGANISE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.

+1 HOPE THE RESIDENTS WILL MAKE FULL USE OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE OFF ICE + HE ADDED.

THE OFFICE OPENS FROM 8.45 AM TO 5.15 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO NOON ON SATURDAYS.

♦MORE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFFICES WILL OUTLYING ISLANDS IN THE FUTURE,+ MR FUNG SAID.

BE OPENED ON OTHER

ALSO OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF MUI WO RURAL COMMITTEE, MR TSANG LIN- THE CHAIRMAN OF TUNG CHUNG RURAL COMMITTEE, MR CHONG CHU-CHOI- THE CHAIRMAN OF TAI 0 RURAL COMMITTEE, MR YU YUEN-HEI, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF SOUTH LANTAU RURAL COMMITTEE, MR LAU YUNG-FUK.

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SCHOOLS COMMUNICATION SCHEME WORKING WELL

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THE PILOT SCHEME INTRODUCED IN JANUARY BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN KOWLOON TO IMPROVE SERVICES AND COMMUNICATION WITH SCHOOLS, TEACHERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE WORKING SMOOTHLY AND EFFECTIVELY FOR ALL PARTIES CONCERNED DURING THE PAST NINE MONTHS.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE, WAS TOLD OF THIS BY HIS AREA STAFF DURING A ROUTINE VISIT TO THE DEPARTMENT’S SUB-OFFICE IN KOWLOON THIS (MONDAY) MORNING.

MR HAYE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY MR T.L. LAM, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (SCHOOLS).

UNDER THE SCHEME, EDUCATION OFFICERS ARE GRADUALLY RELIEVED CF THEIR ROUTINE ADMINISTRATIVE WORK, THUS ENABLING THEM TO VISIT SCHOOLS MORE FREQUENTLY TO STRENGTHEN THEIR PERSONAL CONTACT WITH SCHOOL HEADS AND TEACHERS AND TO PROMOTE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING. IT IS ALSO INTENDED AS A MEANS OF SUPPLEMENTING EXISTING CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION.

OTHER OBJECTIVES OF THE PILOT SCHEME ARE TO FACILITATE BETTER CO-ORDINATION AND PLANNING BETWEEN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WITHIN EACH CITY DISTRICT IN KOWLOON AND IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ON MATTERS RELATING TO EDUCATION.

MR HAYE SAID HE HAD ASKED FOR AN EVALUATION REPORT ON THE SCHEME AND IF IT PROVED FAVOURABLE, HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD BE SIMILARLY REORGANISED AND RE-DEMARCATED INTO AREAS TO COINCIDE WITH THE CITY DISTRICTS AND NEW TERRITORIES DISTR ICTS.

AFTER SPENDING ABOUT TWO HOURS CHATTING WITH STAFF IN THE KOWLOON OFFICE, THE DIRECTOR THEN LEFT FOR A VISIT TO THE NEW TERRITORIES SUB-OFFICE AT MA TAU KOK.

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MORE DEVELOPMENT WORK AT TAI PO * * * *

FURTHER WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SOON ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF TAI PO NEW TOWN.

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE WORK, WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF DUAL CARRIAGEWAYS ON RECLAIMED LAND, THE EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT OF PO HEUNG STREET AND CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE AND HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACROSS THE LAM TSUEN RIVER.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING TO PROVIDE A RIVERSIDE WALK AND SMALL PARKS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1981

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CAS CADETS TO PUT ON VARIETY SHOW

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MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES CADET CORPS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW OFF THEIR PERFORMING TALENTS IN THE FIRST CAS CADET CORPS VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

IT WILL BE STAGED BETWEEN 7 AND 10 PM AT THE HONG KONG CARITAS COMMUNITY HALL, 2 CAINE ROAD, HONG KONG.

THE THREE-HOUR EVENT WILL CONSIST OF ENTERTAINMENT AND SHOWS ORGANISED AND PERFORMED BY THE CADETS THEMSELVES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CIVIL AID SERVICES SAID THE VARIETY SHOW WILL GIVE THE CADETS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR PERFORMING TALENTS AND ORGANISING ABILITY, AND AT THE SAME TIME ENTERTAIN PEOPLE, MADE UP LARGELY OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.

NOTE TO ED I TORSj

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE CAS VARIETY SHOW, TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT THE CARITAS COMMUNITY HALL, 2 CAINE ROAD, STARTING 7 PM.

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PUMPING STATION * * *

A SEWAGE PUMPING STATION IS TO BE BUILT PART OF THE FANLING/SHEK WU HUI DEVELOPMENT.

IN FANLING AS

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PUMPING STATION AND WORKS.

IS INVITING TENDERS ASSOCIATED SITE

E^!CTED T0 B£GIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT U: MONTHS TO COMPLETE,

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WINS PRIZE.......................... 1

LABOUR LAW VIOLATIONS ......................................... 2

BIG TAI PO CLEAN UP STARTING SOON............................. 2

NEW HOURS FOR MEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES UNIT .................. 3

TAI PO MARKET STALL FDR AUCTION................................ 3

CAS IN NT TO STAGE RESCUE EXERCISE ............................ 4

WATER MAINS WORK............................................... 4

YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PERFORM..................................... 5

CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ................. 6

NEW TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS IN TAI PO ROAD.......................... 7

STUBBS ROAD SLIP ROAD TO BE OPENED ............................ 7

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1981

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RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONO WINS PRIZE » M * M

RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG HAS BEEN AWARDED ONE OF THE MAJOR RADIO PRIZES AT THE 18TH ASIA PACIFIC BROADCASTING UNION CONFERENCE BEING HELD IN MANILA.

THE STATION HAS WON THE HOSO BUNKA FOUNDATION PRIZE FOR ITS PROGRAMME ON THE ROLE OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN CONTEMPORARY ASIAN COMPOSITIONS. IT IS THE FIRST TIME A HONG KONG STATION HAS WON THE AWARD SINCE THE FOUNDATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1974.

THE HOSO BUNKA PRIZE WAS SET UP TO ENCOURAGE THE PRESERVATION AND ENRICHMENT OF THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE MEMBER COUNTRIES THAT GO TO MAKE UP THE ASIA PACIFIC BROADCASTING UNION (ABU).

IN 1980, THE PRIZE WAS NOT AWARDED BECAUSE THE JURY CONSIDERED NONE OF THE ENTRIES TO BE OF THE REQUIRED STANDARD.

RTHK’S WINNING ENTRY WAS BASED ON THE RECENT ASIAN COMPOSERS (LEAGUE) CONFERENCE HELD IN HONG KONG IN MARCH THIS YEAR. THE PROGRAMME WAS PRODUCED BY RADIO 4 STAFF RICHARD TSANG AND DOUGLAS GAUTIER WORKING WITH LOCAL COMPOSER DOMING LAM WHO IS HIMSELF CHAIRMAN OF THE ASIAN COMPOSERS’ LEAGUE (HONG KONG DISTRICT).

IN HONG KONG, THE SECRETARY FOR INFORMATION, MR ALAN SCOTT, SAID THE PRODUCERS OF THE PROGRAMME WERE TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR WINNING SUCH AN IMPORTANT AWARD. HE SAID IT REFLECTED RTHK’S AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND CULTURE AND THE RADIO STATION’S EFFORTS TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE ASIAN ARTISTS.

RTHK’S WINNING ENTRY WAS CONSIDERED BY THE ABU JURY AS ♦A SHINING EXAMPLE OF THE WAY IN WHICH TRADITIONAL CULTURAL ELEMENTS OF MUSIC CAN BE EMPLOYED TO REFLECT A COUNTRY’S CULTURAL IDENTITY IN THE PRESENT DAY CONTEXT+.

THE AWARD WAS RECEIVED BY RTHK’S CONTROLLER OF RADIO MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE. MISS CHEUNG ATTENDED THE ABU CONFERENCE AND SERVED AS A MEMBER OF THE JURY. LIKE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE JURY, HOWEVER, SHE REFRAINED FROM CASTING A VOTE ON AN ENTRY FROM ONE’S OWN COUNTRY OR TERRITORY OF ORIGIN.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1981

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.ABOUR LAW VIOLATIONS * * * K

A TOTAL OF 722 CONVICTIONS, WITH FINES TOTALLING MORE THAN $598 000, RESULTED FROM 743 PROSECUTIONS BROUGHT BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN AUGUST FOR BREACH OF LABOUR LEGISLATION.

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 352, RESULTING IN FINES TOTALLING $404 375.

THESE INCLUDED 184 CASES (WITH $158 975 IN FINES) FOR BREACH

OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (GUARDING AND OPERATION OF MACHINERY) REGULATIONS AND 104 CASES (WITH $181 950 IN FINES) FOR BREACH OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS.

OFFENCES IN CONNECTION WITH EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS IN INDUSTRY ACCOUNTED FOR 297 CASES, WITH §143 250 IN FINES.

OF THE OTHER PROSECUTIONS, 18 CASES RELATED TO FAILURE TO KEEP RECORDS OF EMPLOYEES, LEADING TO $8 580 IN FINES.

BIG TAI PO CLEAN UP STARTING SOON * * * *

A SERIES OF OPERATIONS TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS IN TAI PO WILL START BY THE END OF THE MONTH.

THIS SUBJECT WAS RAISED AT A DISTRICT BOARD MEETING RECENTLY. AND MEMBERS AGREED THAT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO REMOVE OBSTRUCTIONS ON PAVEMENTS, ROADWAYS AND ALLEYS FOR BOTH ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY REASONS.

THE OPERATIONS, TO BEGIN IN THE TOWN CENTRE AREA, WILL BE CO-ORDINATED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND CARRIED OUT BY THE SQUATTER CONTROL DIVISION OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID ACTION WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST SHOP OPERATORS WHO BLOCKED PAVEMENTS AND ROADWAYS WITH THEIR GOODS AND THOSE WHO CARRIED OUT BUSINESS ON THE OPEN GROUND AND ALLEYS.

♦AS THE NEW TOWN IS RAPIDLY TAKING SHAPE, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO CLEAR ILLEGAL OBSTRUCTIONS BEFORE THE PROBLEM BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT TO CONTROL,* HE SAID.

LETTERS WILL BE SENT TO PEOPLE WHERE UNLAWFUL OCCUPATION OF PUBLIC ROADS ARE FOUND.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED RESIDENTS AND SHOP OPERATORS TO CO-OPERATE AND PUT RIGHT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE ALL BREACHES WHICH HAD OCCURRED IN THE PAST.

TUESDAY, 3c?TEMBER 22, 1981

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NEW HOURS F'' MEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES UNIT ft ft ft *

THE MEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES UNIT OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE EXTENDING ITS WORKING ’OURS STARTING NEXT MOUTH FOR THE BENEFIT OF TEACHERS USING ITS FACILITIES TO PRODUCE TEACHING AIDS.

THE NEW HOURS WILL BE FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4.30 PM ON WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. ON SATURDAYS THE UNIT WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 11.30 AM.

TEACHERS SHOULD MAKE FULL USE OF THE FACILITIES PROVIDED IN THE UNIT TO PRODUCE THEIR OWN TEACHING KITS AND AIDS, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THESE INCLUDE A PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICE FOR MAKING SLIDES FROM BOOKS AND SKETCHES, FROM SLIDES TO POLAROID PHOTOS, NEGATIVES TO BLACK AND WHITE SLIDES AND SLIDE DUPLICATION. THERE IS ALSO A REPROGRAPHIC SERVICE FOR TRANSPARENCY MAKING, ELECTRONIC STENCIL CUTTING AND PHOTOCOPYING.

PICTURES CAN ALSO BE PRESERVED AT THE UNIT BY LAMINATION OR DRY MOUNTING. OTHER SERVICES INCLUDE GRAPHIC, SCREEN PRINTING, POLYSTYRENE FORM AND PLASTIC MODEL MAKING, HIGH SPEED CASSETTE TAPE COPYING AND BOOK BINDING.

THE UNIT IS LOCATED AT 182 CANTON ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, TSIM SHA TSUI, KOWLOON.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE BY TELEPHONING THE VISUAL EDUCATION ACTION ON 5-778311 EXT. 135 OR THE MEDIA PRODUCTION SERVICES UNIT ON 3-660881.

TAI PO MARKET STALL FOR AUCTION ft ft ft ft ft

ONE STALL AT TAI PO MARKET, IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, WILL BE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION AT 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

THE AUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HAWKERS AND MARKETS SECTION OF THE TAI PO URBAN SERVICES OFFICE AT MEI TAK BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR, KWONG FUK ROAD, TAI PO, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

THE STALL IS FOR THE SALE OF VEGETABLES AND THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER CAN START OPERATING FROM OCTOBER 1, FOR A CONTRACT PERIOD CF THREE YEARS.

BIDDERS MUST BE ADULTS AND MUST BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS.

INTERESTED PERSONS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE HAWKERS AND MARKETS SECTION OF THE NTSD HEADQUARTERS ON TELEPHONE 3-676927 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1981

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CAS IN NT TO STAGE RESCUE EXERCISE

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MORE THAN 200 CIVIL AID SERVICES PERSONNEL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL TAKE PART IN AN EXERCISE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO TEST THE OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY, CO-OPERATION AND LIFE-SAVING SKILLS OF ALL CAS NT UNITS DURING EMERGENCY.

THE EXERCISE WILL TAKE THE FORM OF A SIMULATED PLANE CRASH. WHEN THE CAS IS REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE RESCUE OPERATIONS AND REN6ER FIRST AID.

DURING THE EXERCISE, THE FULLY-MANNED CAS REGIONAL IEADQUARTERS FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, SITUATED IN THE ADMINISTRATION BLOCK OF YUEN TUN CAMP IN TSUEN WAN, WILL CONTROL THE DEPLOYMENT OF CAS PERSONNEL.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM, WITH THE MAIN RESCUE OPERATION TAKING PLACE BETWEEN 10 AM AND 12 NOON.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CIVIL AID SERVICES EXERCISE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27). MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO USE CAS TRANSPORT TO GET TO YUEN TUN CAMP IN TSING LUNG TAU, M£ET^E CAS TR*OFFICER, MR WONG SHUT-YUNG AT THE CAS TRAINING CENTRE, 204 ARGYLE STREET, KOWLOON AT 9 AM.

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WATER MAINS WORK * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN HUNG HOM WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORKS.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY WINSLOW STREET, BAKER STREET, WHAMPOA STREET AND CHATHAM ROAD, INCLUDING WA FUNG STREET AND LO LUNG HANG STREET.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1981

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YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PERFORM

M M M M

THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE ORCHESTRA WILL HOLD ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY CONCERT ON OCTOBER 25 (SUNDAY) IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AUDITORIUM.

IT WILL BE A JOINT PRESENTATION OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION’S MUSIC OFFICE AND TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL.

FORMED IN 1978, THE ORCHESTRA HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL, TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL AND YUEN LONG ARTS FESTIVAL.

IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA VISITED ENGLAND, FRANCE, ISRAEL, CYPRUS AND AUSTRALIA TO GIVE PUBLIC PERFORMANCES.

THE 70 MEMBERS OF THE ORCHESTRA ARE STUDENTS OR YOUNG WORKERS FROM A CROSS SECTION OF THE POPULATION.

UNDER THE BATON OF THE TRAINING OFFICER (CHINESE INSTRUMENT) OF THE MUSIC OFFICE, MR TONG LEUNG-TAK, THE ORCHESTRA HOLDS WEEKLY REHEARSALS AT THE MUSIC OFFICE EAST KOWLOON MUSIC CENTRE.

IN THE COMING CONCERT, MR TONG WILL CONDUCT PART OF THE PROGRAMME WHILE DR S. M. BARD. VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE GENERAL COMMITTEE OF THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, WILL BE THE GUEST CONDUCTOR.

DR BARD IS HIMSELF ALSO VERY ACTIVE IN MUSIC. HIS MUSICAL EDUCATION BEGAN IN NORTH CHINA WHERE. AT THE AGE OF NINE, HE STARTED STUDYING THE VIOLIN. HE LATER ENTERED THE MUSIC ACADEMY IN HARBIN, AND IN ADDITION TO VIOLIN, STUDIED THE THEORY OF MUSIC HARMONY AND ORCHESTRATION.

HIS CONNECTION WITH THE HARBIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CAME EARLY, AS AT THE AGE OF 15, HE PLAYED REGULARLY WITH IT. HE ALSO BEGAN CONDUCTING AT THE ACADEMY.

IN 19*7, HE RETURNED TO HONG KONG AND WAS INVITED TO BECOME CONDUCTOR OF THE NEWLY-FORMED SINO-BRITISH ORCHESTRA, LATER TO BECOME THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. IN 1969 HE WAS GUEST CONDUCTOR WITH THE NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA OF THE PHILIPPINES.

HIS INTEREST IN CHINESE MUSIC AND CHINESE INSTRUMENTS GOES BACK MANY YEARS. IN FACT, HE WAS FOR A WHILE, A MEMBER OF A CHINESE ORCHESTRA, PLAYING THE BAMBOO FLUTE.

LAST YEAR HE WAS A GUEST CONDUCTOR WITH THE HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA, THE FIRST NON-CHINESE TO BE GIVEN SUCH PRIVILEGE.

ADMISSION TICKETS AT $5 EACH ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL THE MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE, TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AND TOM LEE PIANO CO. LTD. (DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL DISTRICT- CAMERON LANE, TSIM SHA TSUI- AND NATHAN ROAD, YAU MA TEI).

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1981

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CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ft ft ft ft

A CONCERT OF POPULAR FOLK MELODIES BY THE WEST WIND TRIO AND A PIANO RECITAL BY WOLFRAM LORENZEN WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AT THE END OF THIS MONTH AND THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER

THE +WEST WIND* ARE A TR10 OF VERSATILE MUSICIANS WHO COMBINE THEIR CLASSICAL TRAINING WITH TRADITIONAL AND POPULAR WESTERN MUSIC.

EIGHT INSTRUMENTS WILL BE PLAYED BY THE TRIOi OBOE, ALTO SAXOPHONE AND COR ANGLAIS BY JEREMY POLMEAR- TENOR SAXOPHONE, FLUTE AND GUITAR BY ROGER CAWKWELL AND PIANO AND CELLO BY DIANA AMBACHE.

THE CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL ON SEPTEMBER 28, AT 7.30 PM, AND THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE LIGHT FOLK MELODIES FROM CLASSICAL COMPOSERS LIKE BEETHOVEN, DEBUSSY, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV AND JAZZ MASTERS GERSHWIN, JOPLIN AND WEILL.

TICKETS AT |8 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

GERMAN-BORN PIANIST WOLFRAM LORENZEN'S RECITAL WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON OCTOBER 3 (SATURDAY) AT 7.30 PM.

LORENZEN HAS WON A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. HE GIVES REGULAR PERFORMANCES ON RADIO AND TELEVISION IN EUROPE.

HIS PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE THE WORKS OF BACH, MOZART, SCHUBERT, SCHUMANN, DEBUSSY AND CHOPIN.

TICKETS AT 17 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1981

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NEW TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS IN TAI PO ROAD * M

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT WILL BE INTRODUCED IN TAI PO ROAD, SHA TIN FROM 11 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUBWAY BENEATH TAI PO ROAD ADJACENT TO THE SHING MUN RIVER CHANNEL.

TiVNHIR THE MEW ARRANGEMENT, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON THE SECTION SiJi ®ET*EEN TAI WAI viu-AGE AND THE JUNCTION OF SHING sidENof°the "ual‘carri"age“ay!L1- be d '*ertei> 0MT0 ™ WES™UHD

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AND THE PETROL FILLING STATION MAY

MOVE TOWARDS TUNG LO WAN VILLAGE TURN LEFT AT THE SAME JUNCTION.

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STUBBS ROAD SLIP ROAD TO BE OPENED * * * *

™E *E* SLIP R0AD ,N STUBBS ROAD. ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF ROAD/STUBBS RoId FLYOVER, WILL BE OPENED TO NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC FROM 11 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

AT I1??. 8^.J‘?S»,THE SL,P R0AD 0N THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE FLYOVER WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

JUNK BAY TOWN PLAN READY FOR GO-AHEAD .......................... 1

$300 000 FOR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ............................... 3

WONG TAI SIN FAMILIES TO DISCUSS JUVENILE CRIME................. 3

ROWING AND FUN DAY AT CASTLE PEAK BEACH ......................... 4

SPECIAL COACH SERVICE FOR CHILDREN .............................. 5

BALL GAMES IN TSUE1J WAN ........................................ 5

ROYAL ENGINEERS CORPS BAND TO GIVE CONCERTS ..................... 6

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS UP FOR AUCTION .............................. 6

TWO-PIANO DEMONSTRATION CONCERT AND WORKSHOP .................... 7

TEN-HOUR WATER CUT .............................................. 7

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1981

JUNK BAY TOWN PLAN READY FOR GO-AHEAD ******

PLANS TO DEVELOP A NEW TOWN FOR 300 OOO PEOPLE AT JUNK BAY ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE AHEAD IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WHEN THE GOVERNMENT’S LAND DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE CONSIDERS RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN A RECENT MAJOR STUDY.

THE STUDY WAS CARRIED OUT FOR THE JUNK BAY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA.

ACCORDING TO AN INTERIM REPORT ON THE STUDY, THE NEW TOWN CAN BE COMPLETED BY 1996, WITH SOME OF THE DWELLINGS IN THE INITIAL STAGES BEING OCCUPIED BY 1986.

THE COST OF PROVIDING AND SERVICING THE LAND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT — AT TODAY’S PRICES — IS ESTIMATED AT $6 250 MILLION, WITH LAND FORMATION AND ENGINEERING SERVICES COSTING ABOUT |2 650 MILLION- MAJOR ROAD AND MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY ACCESS ABOUT $2 020 MILLION AND THE REMOVAL OF EXISTING INDUSTRIES AND OTHER LAND ACQUISITION COSTS ABOUT »1 580 MILLION. EXPENDITURE ON PUBLIC HOUSING AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES OF ABOUT S3 700 MILLION WILL BRING THE TOTAL COST TO GOVERNMENT TO ABOUT S10 000 MILLION.

THE PROJECT MANAGER, MR ROBIN SAUNDERS, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT ACCESS TO JUNK BAY WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS FACING THE DEVELOPMENT.

+JUNK BAY IS A FAIRLY RUGGED AREA AND ALTHOUGH IT IS CLOSE TO EAST KOWLOON AS THE CROW FLIES, IT IS DIFFICULT TO GET T0,+ MR SAUNDERS SAID.

♦EXISTING ROAD LINKS ARE POOR AND THE ONLY MAIN ROAD IN THE AREA, CLEARWATER BAY ROAD, IS NOTORIOUS FOR ITS JAMS AND SNARL-UPS.+

♦ANY LARGE-SCALE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA WILL HAVE TO BE PROVIDED WITH NEW CONNECTIONS BACK TO KOWLOON TO OVERCOME THIS BASIC PROBLEM.+

MR SAUNDERS SAID THAT THE MTR CORPORATION HAD BEEN APPROACHED AND WAS INTERESTED IN THE IDEA OF EXTENDING THE EXISTING LINE FROM KWUN TONG TO JUNK BAY.

♦OUR VIEW IS THAT THE MTR SHOULD COME IN TO PROVIDE THE MAIN TRANSPORT BACKBONE OF OUR NEW TOWN, WITH EACH OF THE STATIONS BEING AT THE CENTRE OF A DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY.+ SAUNDERS SAID.

/THREE STATIONS ........

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2J, 1981

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THREE STATIONS WITHIN THE TOWN WOULD ENABLE MOST RESIDENTS TO WALK TO A STATION. COMMERCIAL AND SHOPPING FACILITIES WOULD ALSO BE CONCENTRATED NEAR THE STATIONS. THE GRANT OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS AT STATIONS, SIMILAR TO THE MTR ISLAND LINE, WOULD PAY FOR THE EXTENSION.

MR SAUNDERS SAID THERE WOULD STILL BE A NEED FOR ROAD TRANSPORT. THE STUDY PROPOSED THAT THE MAIN ROAD LINK TO KOWLOON WOULD BE A DUAL-BORE, FOUR-LANE TUNNEL CONNECTED TO JUNK BAY ROAD, ALONG WITH ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN KWUN TONG.

SPEAKING ABOUT THE NEW TOWN ITSELF, MR SAUNDERS SAID THAT BECAUSE OF THE STEEP TERRAIN, THE MAJOR DEVELOPMENT WOULD HAVE TO TAKE PLACE ON LAND RECLAIMED FROM THE SEA.

+FORTUNATELY, THERE APPEARS TO BE AMPLE MATERIAL AVAILABLE LOCALLY FOR USE AS FILLING, AND ANY HILLSIDE PLATFORMS WE CREATE CAN CONVENIENTLY BE INCORPORATED INTO THE TOWN,+ HE SAID.

JUNK BAY WAS LIKELY TO BE A COMPACT, HIGH-DENSITY TOWN, SO THE SITE COULD CATER FOR AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE NEED TO EXTEND THE RECLAMATION FAR OUT INTO THE BAY.

MR SAUNDERS SAID THAT JUNK BAY HAD COMPARATIVELY FEW EXISTING COMMUNITIES AND THE PLANNERS HAD MANAGED TO MAKE THE MOST OF THEIR PLANS WITHOUT DIRECTLY AFFECTING MANY LOCAL RESIDENTS.

IT WAS PLANNED TO FILL IN THE BAY IN FRONT OF RENNIE’S MILL TO MAKE A TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA FOR PERHAPS 20 000 PEOPLE. THIS WOULD ALLOW FOR ROAD ACCESS, OPEN SPACE AND LOCAL COMMUNITY FACILITIES TO BE IMPROVED.

MR SAUNDERS SAID THAT BECAUSE FLAT LAND IN JUNK BAY WAS LIMITED TO ABOUT 40 HECTARES, IT WAS PROPOSED TO CREATE 95 HECTARES OF LAND BY PLATFORM FORMATION, AND ANOTHER 283 HECTARES BY RECLAMATION, USING MATERIAL FROM THE PLATFORMS.

SPEAKING OF HOUSING, MR SAUNDERS SAID IT WAS PLANNED TO HAVE ABOUT HALF THE POPULATION — ABOUT 150 000 — IN PUBLIC RENTAL HOUSING BY 1996. THE REMAINDER WOULD BE DIVIDED BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT.

♦PEOPLE OF COURSE NEED JOBS AND A FULL RANGE OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES, AND THESE WILL NOT BE OVERLOOKED,* HE SAID.

*WE PROPOSE TO SET ASIDE ENOUGH LAND FOR INDUSTRIES AND OFFICES TO MEET THE EXPECTED DEMAND FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS. WE EXPECT THAT MANY JUNK BAY RESIDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO WORK OUTSIDE THE TOWN, BUT WE BELIEVE THEIR NUMBERS WILL BE JUST ABOUT BALANCED BY THOSE COMMUTING INTO JUNK BAY,* HE SAID.

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$300 000 FOR SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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NEARLY $300 000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS IS BEING PAID OUT TO STUDENTS TAKING AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES SUBJECTS.

AT A CEREMONY ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 25), TEN STUDENTS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH SCHOLARSHIPS TOTALLING SOME $140 000 TO FURTHER THEIR STUDIES BY THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, NR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN.

IN ADDITION, NINE OTHER STUDENTS ALREADY RECEIVING ASSISTANCE, WILL BE ALLOCATED A FURTHER $153 000 TO CONTINUE THEIR COURSES.

THE AWARDS ARE FROM THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND THE MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUND, BOTH ESTABLISHED IN 1978.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOMS OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 14TH FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD AT 2.30 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

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WONG TAI SIN FAMILIES TO DISCUSS JUVENILE CRIME * * M

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE IS ORGANISING A WEEK-END FAMILY RECREATION CAMP DURING WHICH PROBLEMS CONCERNING JUVENILE CRIME AND WAYS TO DEAL WITH THEM WILL BE DISCUSSED.

ABOUT 200 MEMBERS WILL TAKE PART IN THE CAMP TO BE HELD IN THE SAI KUNG OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26 AND 27).

___ PR!SENT ALS0 *,LL B£ REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE POLICE AND THE DISTR ICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

DURING THE CAMP. A TAEKWANDO DEMONSTRATION WILL BE GIVEN BY A GROUP OF JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS.

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ROWING AND FUN DAY AT * * M

CASTLE PEAK BEACH *

MORE THAN 100 ROWERS WILL BE TAKING RART IN THE FIRST ROWING COMPETITION AND FUN DAY AT A GAZETTED PUBLIC BATHING BEACH, AT CASTLE PEAK IN TUEN MUN ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE CASTLE PEAK BEACH ROWING COMPETITION IS AIMED AT PROMOTING BOAT ROWING AT A PUBLIC BEACH WHERE THE WATER IS- NOT SUITABLE FOR SWIMMING.

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME FUN COULD TAKE PART IN SOME BOAT-ROWING FOR PLEASURE, WHICH WILL BE ON A F IRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR NTSD.

*ILL BE DIV,DED INT° THREE SECTIONS, FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, A.-ID FOR ADULT MEN AND WOMEN, AND WILL START AT 9 AM ON SUNDAY.

WINNERS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH SOUVENIRS.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR BOWEN

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ALSO TAKING PART AT THE FUNCTION AND PRESENTING PRIZES TO “’NNERS W,LL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR LAU THE D ISTR’CT OFFICER OF TUEN MUN, MR BILLY LAM- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CULTURAL, RECREATION AND SPORT SUB-COMMITTEE OF ’ “ urn CH0W mAN-PING, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF

MUN SPORTS ASSOCIATION, MR TAN TUNG-CHIU.

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TO EDITORSi

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YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT AT CASTLE PEAK BEACH, ™ SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27). THE ROWING COMPETITION WILL START 9 AM> AND THE PR,ZE PRESENTATION WILL BE HELD AT ABOUT 11 • 30 AM •

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SPECIAL COACH SERVICE FOR CHILDREN ft ft * *

A SPECIAL COACH SERVICE IS BEING OPERATED FOR 164 SCHOOL CHILDREN MADE HOMELESS BY THE TAI HOM WOR FIRE EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THROUGH THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, AND SUPPORT FROM THE AREA’S KAI FONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION, THE CHILDREN ARE ABLE TO TRAVEL BETWEEN THEIR TEMPORARY HOMES AT SHAM SHU I PO CAMP AND SCHOOLS IN SHA TIN AT A COST OF $2 A DAY, HALF THE FULL RATE.

THE SERVICE, WHICH BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 1, WILL LAST UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER WHEN ALL THE FIRE VICTIMS HAVE BEEN REHOUSED IN THE YUEN CHAU KOK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA IN SHA TIN.

AS A GESTURE OF GRATITUDE, THE TAI HOM WOR FIRE VICTIMS’ COMMITTEE WILL PRESENT A SOUVENIR PENNANT TO THE SHAM SHIU PO DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND OTHER SUPPORTING BODIES, AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD INSIDE THE SHAM SHU I PO CAMP AT 11.30 AM TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 24).

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BALL GAMES IN TSUEN WAN ft ft ft ft

A SERIES OF BALL GAMES WILL BE HELD IN TSUEN WAN ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO PROMOTE SPORTING ACTIVITIES AMONG THE RESIDENTS.

THE THREE-HOUR MARATHON COMPETITIONS OF FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND TABLE TENNIS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND, PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE AND CHIU CHOW PUBLIC SCHOOL PLAYGROUND RESPECTIVELY, ALL STARTING AT 9 AM.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS ARE LIMITED TO 12 IN THE BASKETBALL, EIGHT IN THE FOOTBALL AND 24 IN THE TABLE TENNIS MATCHES.

THE COMPETITIONS ARE OPEN TO RESIDENTS IN FUK LOI ESTATE AND MOON LOK BUILDING, BUT RESIDENTS FROM OTHER HOUSING ESTATES ARE ALSO WELCOMED.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGEMENT OFFICE AT 93 HOI PA STREET, 1ST FLOOR AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OFFICE AT 21 CHUNG ON STREET, GROUND FLOOR.

ALL FORMS MUST BE RETURNED BEFORE NOON ON SATURDAY.

THE EVENT IS BEING ORGANISED BY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THE POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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ROYAL ENGINEERS CORPS BAND TO GIVE CONCERTS ft ft ft ft

THE R 'AL ENGINEERS CORPS BAND WILL HOLD TWO FREE CONCERTS IN THE NEW , ^RITORIES NEXT WEEK.

THE CONCERTS. EACH LASTING FOR ONE-AND-A-HALF HOURS, WILL EE HELD IN YUEN LONG LUT SAU HALL, ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) AT 3 PM, AND TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30) AT 7 PM

THE BAND FROM CHATHAM OF ENGLAND WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON FRIDAY FOR A TEN-DAY VISIT.

THOUGH IT IS THEIR FIRST VISIT TO HONG KONG, THE 40 MEMBERS OF THE BAND HAVE BEEN TO MANY COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD TO GIVE PERFORMANCES IN THE PAST YEARS.

PROGRAMMES OF THE TWO CONCERTS WILL INCLUDE A SELECTION OF MILITARY MARCHES MUSIC AND BRASS BAND ITEMS.

ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALLDISTRICT OFFICES AND PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICES CENTRES IN YUEN LONG AND TSUEN WAN.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE ASSISTANT MANAGER OF TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AT 0-422303.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS UP FOR AUCTION ft ft ft ft

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) AT 10 AM IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

mnniMcT0TTucv^*oe SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DIvl/INu* Inti Ant I

CM1798 CMS168 CM8028 CN3238 CN 782

CM 932 CM3900 CM 328 BB 452 CN 908

CM 214 CP 555 CP 50 688 CM 732

CM3219 CC 33 CP3993 CJ8888 CM7866

CM8111 CH 28 CR 15 CR 1 AL 332

BD 213 CM 180 CM 728 CM 280 CM 380

CM2286 CM2228 CM3231 CN8823 CP 320

^AY?ENT MUST BE MADE ,N 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 AUCTION WILL BE THE 68TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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TWO-PIANO DEMONSTRATION CONCERT AND WORKSHOP ft ft ft *

ISRAELI PIANO DUO OF BRACHA EDEN AND ALEXANDER

TAMIR HAVE BEEN INVITED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION’S HJSIC OFFICE TO CONDUCT A TWO-PIANO DEMONSTRATION CONCERT ON THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 23 (FRIDAY) AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL

EDEN AND TAMIR WILL SPECIALLY INTRODUCE AND DEMONSTRATE BRAHMS’ VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY HADYN, OP. 56- SCHUBERT’S FANTASY IN F MINOR, OP. 103- RAVEL’S LA VALSE AND THE RITE OF SPRING BY STRAVINSKY.

THE CONCERT WILL BE JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL.

TICKETS AT $5 AND >10 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE, MUSIC OFFICE AND ITS MUSIC CENTRES.

APART FROM CONCERT, THE MUSIC OFFICE HAS ARRANGED FOR THE VISITORS TO CONDUCT A PIANO WORKSHOP ON OCTOBER 21 (WEDNESDAY) AT 6 PM AT THE RECITAL HALL, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, FOR SELECTED HONG KONG YOUNG PIANISTS. WORKS BY MOZART, DVORAK AND BRAHMS WILL BE PLAYED.

THIS WORKSHOP IS SPONSORED BY THE TOM LEE PIANO CO LTD. FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE MUSIC OFFICE AND ITS MUSIC CENTRES.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY CALL 3-819204.

TEN-HOUR WATER CUT ft ft ft

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A WILL BE CUT OFF FOR 10 HOURS TO 7 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO

NUMBER OF PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN FROM 9 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) FACILITATE WATER MAINS WORKS.

PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED ARE AT KWAN MAN HAU STREET FROM SHA TSUI ROAD TO TSUEN WAN MARKET STREET- AND YAN CHAI STREET FROM TAK WAH STREET TO TSUEN WAN MARKET STREET, INCLUDING YAN CHAI HOSPITAL.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DEVELOPMENT OF KCR IS A COUPLER TASK ...................... 1

ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN ................................... 2

HOUSING STAFF THANKED FOR HELP IN VOTER REGISTRATION....... 2

SEMINAR TO DISCUSS TREATMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES ..... 3

BRITISH MJSICAL TRIO TO GIVE DSDNSTRATION ................. 3

REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY................................... 4

VARIETY SHOW FOR TLE HANDICAPPED .......................... 4

QUEST FCR YOUNG MUSICAL TALENT

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DEVELOPMENT OF KCR IS A COMPLEX TASK X * M X

BY THE END OF THE DECADE, THE REBUILT^KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WOULD BE HANDLING THE EQUIVALENT OF ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE TOTAL VOLUME OF PASSENGERS CARRIED ON THE WHOLE OF THE SOUTHERN NETWORK OF BRITISH RAIL, MR D.M. HOWES, CONTROLLER OF RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

MR HOWES WAS ADDRESSING A SEMINAR OF THE PERMANENT WAY INSTITUTION ON RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT AND HONG KONG.

IN ADDITION, MR HOWES SAID, PROVISION WAS BEING MADE TO HANDLE THREE TIMES THE PRESENT VOLUME OF FREIGHT — ALREADY SOME TWO MILLION TONNES A YEAR AND TWO MILLION HEAD OF LIVESTOCK.

BECAUSE OF THIS VERY LARGE EXPECTED INCREASE IN PASSENGER VOLUME, ALL THE KCR STATIONS WERE BEING REBUILT, MR HOWES SAID.

AT MANY STATIONS. BUS AND RAIL INTERCHANGE FACILITIES WERE BEING PROVIDED, AND THE NEEDS OF DISABLED PEOPLE WERE BEING CONSIDERED.

SPEAKING OF THE DIFFICULTIES INVOLVED IN REBUILDING A WORKING RAILWAY, MR HOWES SAID IT WAS HARD TO CONCEIVE A MORE COMPLEX REBUILDING TASK THAN THAT WHICH CONFRONTED EVERYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE KCR.

THE KCR WAS DIFFERENT FROM RAILWAY RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS OVERSEAS IN THAT IT INVOLVED A TOTAL AND COMPLETE REBUILDING OF EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE, PROVIDING AS ITS END PRODUCT VIRTUALLY A TOTALLY NEW RAILWAY IN EVERY RESPECT.

+AS A RESULT THE WORK CONTENT PER ROUTE KILOMETRE IS FAR IN EXCESS OF ANYTHING IN MY PAST EXPERIENCE AND IS HAVING TO BE TACKLED WITH DESPERATELY LIMITED PHYSICAL AND MATERIAL RESOURCES,* MR HOWES SAID.

HOWEVER, MR HOWES SAID, WHEN THE WORK IS COMPLETED, THE LEAP FROM THE 19TH TO THE 21ST CENTURY WOULD BE COMPLETE.

HONG KONG WOULD HAVE A DOUBLE-TRACK RAILWAY WITH MUCH HIGHER TRAIN SPEEDS, A SERVICE FREQUENCY INCREASED BY NEARLY 16 TIMES IN PEAK HOURS AND NINE TIMES IN OFF-PEAK PERIODS, STATION STOPS OF ABOUT 30 SECONDS, A RELATIVELY QUIET RAILWAY COMPARED WITH THE OLD DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES AND A RAILWAY FULLY FENCED FROM END TO END.

MR HOWES SAID THAT REBUILDING THE KCR WAS A CHALLENGING PROJECT, BUT THE REWARDS WERE GREAT.

♦DESPITE ALL THE MANIFOLD PROBLEMS AND THE FACT THAT NOW NEARLY EVERY INGREDIENT IS ON THE CRITICAL PATH THERE IS NO REASON TO SUPPOSE THAT WE SHALL NOT ACHIEVE OUR TARGET DATES FOR THE TWO STAGES OF THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW ELECTRIFIED SERVICES BROADLY SPEAKING ON SCHEDULE.*

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ANT I-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN ft ft ft ft

DR KARL STUMPF, CHAIRMAN OF THE PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, WILL OPEN THE 1981 CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANT I-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN AT A CEREMONY IN EDINBURGH PLACE AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

THE ASSISTANT CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SHUM KWOK-KWONG, WILL ALSO OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY TOGETHER WITH OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, THERE WILL BE A TWO-HOUR VARIETY SHOW FEATURING LION AND FOLK DANCES, A MAGIC SHOW, AN ACROBATIC DISPLAY, A PUPPET SHOW AS WELL AS SINGING PERFORMANCES.

THE FUNCTION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE AREAS’ CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CITY DISTRICT COMMITTEE, THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AND THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES.

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, THE ACTING TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, MR LUI HAU-TUEN, TODAY (THURSDAY) THANKED STAFF OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT IN THE DISTRICT WHO HAVE BEEN HELPING IN THE CURRENT REGISTRATION OF VOTERS FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS DEPLOYED ALL ITS 1 OOO-MORE STAFF TO DISTRIBUTE REGISTRATION FORMS AND ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO REGISTER WHILE CARRYING OUT THEIR DAILY DUTIES.

♦ESTATE RESIDENTS MAKE UP A MAJORITY OF OUR POPULATION IN THE DISTRICT. THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE COMING ELECTIONS IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE,+ SAID MR LUI.

TSUEN WAN HAS 19 PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES WITH A TOTAL POPULATION OF ABOUT 400 000.

MEANWHILE, MEMBERS OF NINE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OF LEI MUK SHUE ESTATE IN NORTH KWAI CHUNG WILL SPEND THIS SUNDAY HELPING RESIDENTS TO REGISTER.

MEMBERS AND VOLUNTARY WORKERS WILL PAY DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS TO THE 4 500 HOUSEHOLDS IN THE ESTATE BETWEEN 9 AM AND 6 PM.

IN ADDITION, THREE REGISTRATION POINTS WILL BE SET UP AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE ESTATE.

SIMILAR ACTIVITIES WILL BE LAUNCHED IN OTHER HOUSING ESTATES IN THE DISTRICT BEFORE THE REGISTRATION OF VOTERS ENDS ON OCTOBER 12.

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SEMINAR TO DISCUSS TREATMENT * * *

OF PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES * *

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT THE DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES DURING A SEMINAR TO BE HELD THIS SATURDAY.

THE SEMINAR ON THE +CURRENT TREND OF TREATMENT IN PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES+ IS ORGANISED AS PART OF THE MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION, THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION.

CHAIRING THE SEMINAR WILL BE DR W.H. LO, CONSULTANT

PSYCH IATR1ST-IN-CHARGE, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT.

DR WILLIAM Y.K. TAM, SENIOR LECTURER IN THE PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT OF HONG KONG UNIVERSITY, WILL SPEAK ON THE DRUG TREATMENT IN PSYCHIATRIC ILLNESSES.

DR LESLIE TING-YEUNG CHEN, MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL, WILL ENLIGHTEN THE AUDIENCE ON PSYCHOTHERAPY, WHILE frR WONG CHEE-WING, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST FROM THE SAME HOSPITAL, WILL ELABORATE ON THE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY USED IN TREATING PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS.

DR S,W*. W0NG» pSYCH IATR 1ST-IN-CHARGE OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL, WILL DISCUSS THE VALUE OF INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY

THE SEMINAR, TO BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH, WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM SATURJMY (SEPTEMBER 26) AT THE AUDITORIUM, DUKE OF WINDSOR GERVICE SU ILDING. ADMISSION TO THE SEMINAR IS FREE. THOSE UN?TWATH5-72O861RVE SEATS MAY C0NTACT THE central HEALTH EDUCATION

HEALTH CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS.

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BRITISH MUSICAL TRIO TO GIVE DEMONSTRATION * M * K

THE BRITISH MUSICAL TRIO, WEST WIND, COMPRISING JEREMY POLYMEER (OBOE, SAXOPHONE), ROGER CAWLSWELL (TENOR SAXOPHONE, FLUTE, GUITAR), AND DIANA AMBACHE (PIANO, CELLO), WILL GIVE A DEMONSTRATION CONCERT FOR HONG KONG BANDS, ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 29), FROM 7.30 PM TO 9.30 PM AT THE INVITATION OF THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION.

WHILE PLACING EMPHASIS ON JAZZ MUSIC, THE TRIO WILL ALSO DEMONSTRATE CLASSICAL AND POPULAR MUSIC, AT THE MUSIC OFFICE’S WEST KOWLOON MUSIC CENTRE, TUNG PING BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, 157-159 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, KOWLOON.

ADMISSION IS FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY * * X X

SINCE 1976, WHEN THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY WORKS IN STATUE SQUARE BEGAN, THERE HAVE BEEN THREE CEREMONIES ON REMEMBRANCE DAY EACH YEAR! A WREATH-LAYING AT THE CHINESE WAR MEMORIAL IN THE BOTANICAL GARDENS AND AT THE CENOTAPH IN STATUE SQUARE- AND A SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL INCLUDING THE TWO-MINUTE SILENCE.

ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8 THIS YEAR AND IN FUTURE, ALL THESE OBSERVANCES WILL BE INCORPORATED IN A SINGLE CEREMONY AT THE CENOTAPH.

AN INSCRIPTION IN CHINESE IS TO BE ENGRAVED ON THE CENOTAPH CORRESPONDING TO THE EXISTING INSCRIPTION +THE GLORIOUS DEAD*.

ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE MADE FOR ORGANISATIONS WHICH HAVE IN PREVIOUS YEARS LAID WREATHS AT THE CHINESE WAR MEMORIAL TO LAY THEM AT THE CENOTAPH.

THE CEREMONY AT THE CENOTAPH WILL REVERT TO THE PRE-1976 FORMAT. WITH MILITARY HONOURS, A RELIGIOUS SERVICE AND THE TWO-MINUTE SILENCE.

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A VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD IN YUEN LONG ON SATURDAY EVENING (SEPTEMBER 26) TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ACTIVITIES TO INTEGRATE THE HANDICAPPED AND ABLE-BODIED.

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE SHOW WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT YUEN LONG STADIUM AT 7.30 PM.

THE FUNCTION IS PART OF THE ACTIVITIES LAUNCHED BY THE YUEN LONG JAYCEES SINCE AUGUST TO SUPPORT THE 1981 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS.

THE TWO-HOUR PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE SINGING AND DANCING PERFORMANCES BY STUDENTS OF SILVER JUBILEE SCHOOL AND POPULAR TELEVISION ARTISTES.

MORE THAN 300 HANDICAPPED PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND. TICKETS AT $10 EACH ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE CHARTERED BANK, HAPPY VALLEY SNACK SHOP AND HONG KONG PHOTO FINISHING LIMITED IN YUEN LONG.

THE SHOW IS SPONSORED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD- THE CHAIRMAN OF YUEN LONG TOWN HALL, MADAM LEUNG SING-TAK- MR STANLEY HO AND OTHER COMMUNITY LEADERS.

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THE PRESIDENT OF THE YUEN LONG JAYCEES, MR TSO SHIU-WAI SAID, +THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO THE HONG KONG PHYSICAL HANDICAPPED AND ABLE-BODIED ASSOCIATION AND OTHER WELFARE ORGANISATIONS.

+ IT IS HOPED THAT THROUGH VARIOUS ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THESE ASSOCIATIONS, THE HANDICAPPED WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SOCIETY, AND THAT -----

STIMULATED,* MR TSO SAID.

THEIR POTENTIAL WILL BE

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE VARIETY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR FUNG KWOK-KEUNG

SHOW WILL BE THE YUEN LONG AND MADAM LEUNG SING-TAK.

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QUEST FOR YOUNG MUSICAL TALENT * K *

AMATEUR MUSIC LOVERS UNDER THE AGE OF 30 WILL BE ABLE TO PERFORM THEIR OWN COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS IN THE COMING 1981 YOUNG MUSIC MAKERS’ TALENT QUEST.

THE TALENT QUEST, WHICH AIMS TO PROMOTE INTEREST IN MUSICAL COMPOSITION AND ARRANGEMENT, IS A JOINT PRESENTATION OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION'S MUSIC OFFICE AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, AND IS SPONSORED BY AIWA DRANSFIELD CO LTD.

IT IS WELL RECEIVED BY LOCAL AMATEUR MUSICIANS WHO CAN ENTER ONE OF THE THREE CATEGORIES — CHINESE, WESTERN AND FOLK MUSIC.

A PRELIMINARY CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 11 (SUNDAY) AT THE RECITAL HALL, ARTS CENTRE. THE WESTERN MUSIC SECTION WILL START AT 10 AM, THE FOLK MUSIC AT 5 PM AND THE CHINESE MUSIC SECTION AT 7.30 PM.

LOCAL MUSICIANS, INCLUDING DR HARRISON RYKER, MR T. WILSON, Mi BENNY TSAO IN THE WESTERN MUSIC STREAM- MR WUT MAN-CHUNG, MR KWOK TIT-YEUNG AND MR TONG LEUNG-TAK IN THE CHINESE MUSIC STREAM AND MR LAW WING-FAI, MR CHAN NAN-CHAI AND MR KENNETH YIP IN THE FOLK MUSIC ENTRIES, WILL SERVE AS ADJUDICATORS.

THE FINAL CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 17 (SATURDAY) AT 7.30 PM AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL.

A *5 000 AIWA 30TH ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE GIVEN TO THE WINNER OF EACH CATEGORY AND THERE WILL ALSO BE SPECIAL AWARDS FOR BEST COMPOSITIONS AND BEST PERFORMANCE.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE PRELIMINARY CONTEST AT ARTS CENTRE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE HEAD OFFICE, 9TH FLOOR, ARTS CENTRE AND THE WEST KOWLOON MUSIC CENTRE, 157-159 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, 3RD FLOOR, TUNG PING BUILDING, KOWLOON.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE STUDIES ON REPLACEMENT AIRPORT PROJECT ............. 1

COMPENSATION FOR RESUMED NT LAND UNCHANGED............... 2

NEW 9O-CEBT DEFINITIVE STAMP OUT IN OCTOBER.............. 2

THREE JUSTICES OF APPEAL APPOINTED ...................... 3

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN NAMED .. 4

TWO RTHK FILMS CHOSEN FOR LONDON FESTIVAL ............... 4

CHA KWO LING OUTLINE ZONING PLAN REVISED ................ 5

NCR INVITES TENDERS FOR 7/EIGnING MACHINES .............. 5

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FARMERS' AND FISHERMEN'S CHILDREN ...... 6

MEDALS FOR FIRE OFFICERS ................................ 6

GUITARIST GARCIA TO PERFORM AND HOLD WORKSHOP ........... 7

ARSENAL STREET TO BE PARTIALLY CLOSED ................... 7

OCTOBER FIRING PRACTICE

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1981

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MORE STUDIES ON REPLACEMENT AIRPORT PROJECT ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ENGAGED CONSULTANTS TO CARRY OUT TWO ENVIRONMENTAL BASELINE STUDIES AS PART OF A SERIES OF STUDIES BEING CONDUCTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE REPLACEMENT AIRPORT PROJECT AT CHEK LAP KOK, OFF NORTHERN LANTAU ISLAND.

AGREEMENTS FOR THESE STUDIES WERE SIGNED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY MR J.T. THORPE, ACTING DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, AND OTHER PARTIES CONCERNED.

THE FIRST AGREEMENT, FOR A STUDY OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT, IS WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES LTD., REPRESENTED BY DR R. BIDWELL, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR.

THE SECOND AGREEMENT FOR A STUDY OF THE FLORA AND FAUNA ON CHEK LAP KOK IS WITH PROFESSOR D.A. GRIFFITHS AND PROFESSOR B. LOFTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES LTD. WILL BE CARRYING OUT THE STUDY IN ASSOCIATION WITH WATSON HAWKSLEY ASIA OF HONG KONG AND THE DELFT HYDRAULICS LABORATORY OF THE NETHERLANDS.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES LTD. IS AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH ORGANISATION SPECIALISING IN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND ALL ASPECTS environmental MANAGEMENT. ITS PREVIOUS WORK IN HONG KONG HAS INCLUDED A STUDY OF CERTAIN OF THE TERRITORY’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. THE SUB-CONTRACTING GROUPS WILL EACH BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIALIST ASPECTS OF THE STUDY.

, ,IHE OBJECTIVES OF THIS STUDY ARE TO PREDICT THE LIKELY IMPACTS ON THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT ARISING FROM THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE PROPOSED REPLACEMENT AIRPORT AND TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE MEASURES FOR MINIMISING OR AVOIDING SUCH IMPACTS.

THE CONSULTANTS STARTED WORK IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED AND WILL COMPLETE THEIR STUDIES TOWARDS THE END OF 1982.

PROFESSOR GRIFFITHS AND PROFESSOR LOFTS WILL BE CARRYING OUT A SHORT SURVEY OF THE FLORA AND FAUNA ON CHEK LAP KOK. THIS SURVEY IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A RECORD OF THE VEGETATION AND ANIMAL LIFE ON THE ISLAND AND IN PARTICULAR TO IDENTIFY ANY UNIQUE HABITATS OR RARE SPECIES THAT MAY EXIST THERE.

THE RESULTS OF THESE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES TOGETHER WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE AIRPORT MASTER PLANNING STUDY AND OTHER STUDIES RELATED TO THE PROPOSED REPLACEMENT AIRPORT AND NORTH LANTAU DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE GOVERNMENT AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER dj, 1901

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COMPENSATION FOR RESUMED NT LAND UNCHANGED

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THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE PREVAILING COMPENSATION RATES FOR LAND RESUMED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD REMAIN UNCHANGED.

FROM OCTOBER 1, OWNERS OF AGRICULTURAL LAND RESUMED WITHIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS WILL STILL BE COMPENSATED AT THE FULL RATE OF $103 PER SQUARE FOOT.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCE OFFERED TO OWNERS OF RESUMED BUILDING LAND WITHIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS WILL BE AT THE EXISTING FULL RATE OF $220 PER SQUARE FOOT.

THE ACTING PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT OF THE NTA, MR TONY HARLAND, SAID THE RATES HAD BEEN DRAWN UP IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY OF CONDUCTING HALF-YEARLY REVIEWS OF NEW TERRITORIES COMPENSATION RATES.

THIS POLICY WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE WORKING GROUP ON NEW TERRITORIES URBAN LAND ACQUISITION, WHICH SIR YUET-KEUNG KAN HEADED.

MR HARLAND SAID THE RATES WOULD BE EFFECTIVE UP TO MARCH 31, 1982, WHEN A FURTHER REVIEW WOULD BE CARRIED OUT.

HE POINTED OUT THAT, UNDER THE REVISED GOVERNMENT LAND RESUMPTION POLICY IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, OWNERS OF RESUMED LAND OUTSIDE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS WOULD BE COMPENSATED AT A PROPORTIONATE PERCENTAGE OF THE FULL RATES, DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION OF THE LAND RESUMED, AND MORE PARTICULARLY AS DEFINED IN A ZONAL PLAN AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE EIGHT DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

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NEW 90-CENT DEFINITIVE STAMP OUT IN OCTOBER *****

A NEW 90-CENT POSTAGE STAMP IN THE CURRENT DEFINITIVE SERIES WILL BE PLACED ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES ON OCTOBER 1, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE COLOUR OF THE STAMP IS BLACKISH BROWN OR SEPIA.

THERE WILL BE NO FIRST DAY COVER ISSUE ON THIS OCCASION, BUT FOR THE BENEFIT OF PHILATELISTS WHO MAY WANT THEIR COVERS CANCELLED WITH A HAND DATE-STAMP ON THE FIRST DAY OF SALE, SPECIAL POSTING BOXES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE.

ITEMS POSTED IN THESE SPECIAL POSTING BOXES WILL BE CAREFULLY HAND-STAMPED.

A HAND-BACK SERVICE WILL NOT BE PROVIDED ON THIS OCCASION.

THE NEW STAMP WILL BE ON DISPLAY ON THE FIRST FLOOR PUBLIC COUNTER OF THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) FROM 9.30 AM TO 4.30 PM.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1981

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THREE JUSTICES OF APPEAL APPOINTED ft ft ft ft

THE QUEEN HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF THREE JUDGES OF THE HIGH COURT TO BE JUSTICES OF APPEAL. THEY ARE MR JUSTICE ZIMMERN, W JUSTICE SILKE AND MR JUSTICE BARKER.

THEIR APPOINTMENT WILL TAKE EFFECT ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

MR JUSTICE ZIMMERN WAS BORN IN HONG KONG IN 1917 AND EDUCATED AT THE DIOCESAN BOYS’ SCHOOL. HE WAS CALLED TO THE BAR BY THE INNER TEMPLE IN 1958 AND ADMITTED TO THE HONG KONG BAR IN 1959. HE TOOK SILK IN 1973.

HE WAS APPOINTED JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT IN 1977, MARKING THE FIRST APPOINTMENT FROM THE BAR TO THE HIGH COURT.

MR JUSTICE SILKE WAS BORN IN IRELAND IN 1929. HE WAS EDUCATED AT XAVIER SCHOOL, DUBLIN, AND DUBLIN UNIVERSITY. HE WAS CALLED TO THE BAR IN DUBLlA IN 1955. HE THEN SERVED AS A MAGISTRATE IN NORTH BORNEO AND AS A PUISNE JUDGE OF THE MALAYSIAN JUDICIARY.

HE JOINED THE HONG KONG JUDICIARY AS A MAGISTRATE IN 1969, WAS PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT OF THE TENANCY TRIBUNAL IN 1971 AND WAS MADE PRESIDENT OF THE LANDS TRIBUNAL IN 1974. HE WAS APPOINTED A DISTRICT JUDGE IN 1975 AND JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT IN 1979.

MR JUSTICE BARKER WAS BORN IN ENGLAND IN 1926. HE WAS EDUCATED AT NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL AND QUEEN’S COLLEGE, OXFORD. HE WAS CALLED TO THE BAR OF MIDDLE TEMPLE IN 1950 AND BECAME A MEMBER OF THE MIDLAND CIRCUIT.

BETWEEN 1963 AND 1971, HE WAS DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE QUARTER SESSION. SINCE 1972 HE HAS BEEN A RECORDER OF THE CROWN COURT. HE TOOK SILK IN 1968 AND BECAME A BENCHER OF HIS INN IN 1975.

HE WAS APPOINTED JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT IN HONG KONG IN 1979.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1981

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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN NAMED * * *

IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FOLLOWING THE RECENT RE-ORGANISATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT BRANCH, THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL BE CHAIRED BY AN UNOFFICIAL.

THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED MR H.M.G. FORSGATE AS THE CHAIRMAN. FORSGATE, WHO HAS A LONG RECORD OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND HAS BEEN VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL SINCE APRIL 1, HAS BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH EPCOM AND ITS SPECIAL COMMITTEES SINCE THEY WERE FORMED.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IN THE RE-ORGANISATION, IT HAD BEEN DECIDED TO APPOINT AN UNOFFICIAL TO THE CHAIRMANSHIP.

THE POLICY RESPONSIBILITY IM THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED FROM THE SECRETARY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT TO THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, MR IAN MACPHERSON. MR MACPHERSON, WHO WAS RECENTLY APPOINTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WILL BE A MEMBER OF EPCOM.

UNDER NEW TERMS OF REFERENCE, EPCOM WILL IN FUTURE ADVISE THE CHIEF SECRETARY THROUGH THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS ON APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO COMBAT POLLUTION OF ALL KINDS.

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TWO RTHK FILMS CHOSEN FOR LONDON FESTIVAL *****

TWO RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG (RTHK) TELEVISION PRODUCTIONS, GOOD MORNING SIR AND THE NEW COMERS, HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE FOR THE 25TH LONDON FILM FESTIVAL.

THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL IS HIGHLY REGARDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF FILM PRODUCERS, AND ONLY FILMS OF THE BEST QUALITY ARE INVITED TO BE SHOWN THERE.

THE CONTROLLER OF TELEVISION (RTHK), MR SIMON LUN, EXPRESSED DELIGHT AT THE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION GIVEN TO THE TWO RTHK DRAMA PRODUCTIONS.

+1 AM SURE THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION OF OUR PRODUCER-DIRECTORS’ EXCELLENT WORK,* MR LUN SAID TODAY.

GOOD MORNING SIR, DIRECTED BY ALLAN FUNG, TELLS THE STORY OF AN OLD CHINESE RURAL SCHOOL TEACHER AND HIS PROBLEMS OF ADJUSTING TO THE NEW AND PROGRESSIVE TEACHING METHODS OF HIS SCHOOL.

THE NEW COMERS, DIRECTED BY CALVIN WONG, IS THE STORY OF A CHINESE IMMIGRANT’S STRUGGLE TO ESTABLISH HIS NEW LIFE IN HONG KONG.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1981

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CHA KWO LING OUTLINE ZONING PLAN REVISED * * *

A REVISED DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR CHA KWO LING, YAU TONG AND LEI YUE MUN, INCORPORATING ONE AMENDMENT, HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT UNDER THE AMENDMENT, PART OF CHA KWO LING VILLAGE, FORMERLY ZONED FOR COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL, GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY AND INDUSTRIAL USES, HAD BEEN RE-ZONED TO UNDETERMINED USE.

HE SAID THAT IT WAS THE INTENTION THAT A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT STUDY WOULD BE CARRIED OUT TO DETERMINE THE FUTURE USE OF THE WHOLE AREA, INCLUDING THE CHA KWO LING QUARRY, THE KAOLIN MINE AND THE EXISTING CHA KWO LING VILLAGE.

THE AMENDED PLAN IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION UNTIL OCTOBER 15 AT THE TOWN PLANNING OFFICE, 17TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD- THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KONG- AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (KWUN TONG), KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET, THIRD AND FOURTH FLOORS, KOWLOON.

COPIES OF THE DRAFT PLAN ARE ALSO ON SALE AT THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE, 19TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, AT $10 FOR AN UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 FOR A COLOURED COPY.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENT TO THE PLAN MAY SUBMIT AN OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY, TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 TOWN PLANNING OFFICE, MURRAY BUILDING, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 15.

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KCR INVITES TENDERS FOR WEIGHING MACHINES * * *

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO PLACE COIN-OPERATED PERSONAL WEIGHING MACHINES AT RAILWAY STATIONS FOR TWO YEARS, STARTING FROM NOVEMBER 30.

A KCR SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THESE MACHINES HAD BEEN PLACED AT VARIOUS STATIONS. EXCEPT LO WU. IN THE PAST TWO YEARS AND PROVED TO BE VERY POPULAR WITH THE PUBLIC.

TENDERS MUST BE ADDRESSED TO THE CHAIRMAN, GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT TENDER OPENING COMMITTEE, AND PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE MAIN GATE OF THE GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, OIL STREET, NORTH POINT, HONG KONG, BEFORE 9 AM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1931. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

FORMS OF TENDER AND FURTHER PARTICULARS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CENTRAL OFFICE OF THE TRAFFIC DIVISION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR OF THE KOWLOON STATION BUILDING AT HUNG HOM.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1981

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FARMERS’ AND FISHERMEN’S CHILDREN * * *

THREE CHILDREN FROM FARMING AND FISHING FAMILIES ARE AMONG THE ID RECIPIENTS THIS YEAR OF SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND LOANS FOR FURTHER STUDIES IN AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES SUBJECTS.

THE <140 000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND LOANS ARE FROM THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SCHOLARSHIP FUND AND MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUND, ADMINISTERED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT.

NINE OTHER STUDENTS ALREADY RECEIVING ASSISTANCE WILL BE GIVEN A FURTHER $153 000 TO CONTINUE THEIR COURSES THIS YEAR.

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, SAID AT THE PRESENTATION OF THE AWARDS TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT NEARLY $500 000 HAS BEEN PAID OUT IN THE PAST THREE YEARS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS AND LOANS TO STUDENTS TAKING AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES SUBJECTS.

♦THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THESE AWARDS IS TO INCREASE EXPERTISE IN THE FARMING AND FISHING INDUSTRIES BY ASSISTING DESERVING STUDENTS TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO RETURN TO HONG KONG TO CONTRIBUTE TO FARMING AND FISHING.

♦FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE IS ALSO GIVEN TO STUDENTS, WHOSE PARENTS WORK IN THE AGRICULTURAL AND FISHING INDUSTRIES, TO HELP THEM FURTHER THEIR STUDIES IN OTHER FIELDS,♦ HE SAID.

MR RIDDELL-SWAN THANKED ALL MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEES OF BOTH FUNDS, AND ESPECIALLY THE MEMBERS OF THE SELECTION SUB-COMMITTEE, FOR THEIR ASSISTANCE.

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MEDALS FOR FIRE OFFICERS

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ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN FIRE SERVICES PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN AWARDED COLONIAL LONG SERVICE MEDALS AND CLASPS, IT IS ANNOUNCED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

ONE ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL OFFICER, FIVE STATION OFFICERS, ONE AMBULANCE OFFICER, SEVEN AMBULANCEMEN AND 152 FIREMEN RECEIVED THE LONG SERVICE MEDALS.

ONE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER, ONE AMBULANCEMAN AND 24 FIREMEN WERE AWARDED FIRST CLASPS TO THEIR MEDALS.

SECOND CLASPS WENT TO CHIEF AMBULANCE OFFICER, MR H. KENYON-PRINCIPAL FIREMEN, MR LEE HON-TO, MR CHEUNG CHI-CHUNG AND MR CHEONG WEI-CHOU AND SENIOR FIREMAN, MR CHIU HOI-WONG.

THE MEDALS ARE TO BE PRESENTED AT A CEREMONY AT A LATER DATE.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1981

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GUITARIST GARCIA TO PERFORM AND HOLD WORKSHOP ft ft ft

A GUITAR WORKSHOP AND A LECTURE DEMONSTRATION CONCERT CONDUCTED BY GERALD GARCIA, WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION’S MUSIC OFFICE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE URBAN COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 5 AND OCTOBER 8 AT THE RECITAL HALL, HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE.

GUITARIST GERALD GARCIA PERFORMS REGULARLY IN BRITAIN AND EUROPE, AND HAS TAKEN PART IN THE EDINBURGH, OXFORD AND BANGOR FESTIVALS, IN ADDITION TO BROADCAST PERFORMANCES IN FRANCE, HOLLAND, GREECE, SPAIN, SWITZERLAND AND HONG KONG.

HE MADE A HIGHLY-SUCCESSFUL DEBUT AT THE WIGMORE HALL IN 1979, AND WAS HAILED AS +A PERFORMER OF RARE QUALITY ... A GUITARIST WHOSE TOTAL COMMITMENT TO THE MUSIC RESULTS IN IMMEDIATE AND ABSOLUTE COMMUNICATION WITH AN AUDIENCE*.

HE HAS PLAYED WITH MANY LEADING ENSEMBLES AND MUSICIANS, INCLUDING THE LONDON SINFONIETTA, THE OXFORD PRO MUSICA, CHOIRS LIKE THE CLERKES OF OXENFORD, CELLIST ROHAN DE SARAM, AND HIS OWN GROUP, +ATTACCA*.

AT THE WORKSHOP ON OCTOBER 5, WORKS OF J.S. BACH, F. SOR, FRANCISCO TARRAGE, ABEL CARLEVARO, PONCE AND VILLA-LOBOS WILL BE PLAYED BY THE HONG KONG GUITARISTS.

AT THE DEMONSTRATION CONCERT ON OCTOBER 8, HE WILL SPECIALLY INTRODUCE AND DEMONSTRATE THE WORKS OF D. SCARLATTI, H. VILLA-LOBOS, L. BOUWER, C. CAMILLERI, G. SIBERIAN, W. LOVELADY AND HIS COMPOSITIONS.

LIMITED FREE ADMISSION TICKETS MAY NOW BE OBTAINED FROM THE HJSIC OFFICE AND ITS MUSIC CENTRES (HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, 9TH FLOOR, 2 HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG- 157-159 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, THIRD FLOOR, TUNG PING BUILDING, KOWLOON- 100 TING FU STREET, SECOND FLOOR, YAN HAU MANSION, KWUN TONG- 167-173 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, CHEUNG YIU BUILDING, TSUEN WAN). FOR ENQUIRIES, CALL 3-819204.

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ARSENAL STREET TO BE PARTIALLY CLOSED ft ft ft ft

THE INNER LANES OF ARSENAL STREET, WEST OF THE TRAFFIC ISLANDS AT THE JUNCTIONS OF HENNESSY ROAD, ARSENAL STREET AND QUEENSWAY TO THE ENTRANCE TO POLICE HEADQUARTERS, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO $ AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 28)

27) TO £ AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 28)

FOR ROAD WORKS.

TRAFFIC TURNING LEFT FROM BE DIVERTED TO THE OUTER LANES ISLANDS.

QUEENSWAY INTO ARSENAL STREET WILL OF ARSENAL STREET EAST OF THE TRAFFIC

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OCTOBER FIRING PRACTICE M K M M

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN/CASTLE RANGE FOR NINE DAYS FROM OCTOBER 1.

PEAK

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER RED FLAGS ARE FLYING DURING PRACTICE TIMES, WHICH

THE AREA WHEN ARE AS FOLLOWSi

DAY

OCTOBER 1 (THURSDAY)

2 (FRIDAY)

9 (FRIDAY)

12 (MONDAY)

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26 (MONDAY)

28 (WEDNESDAY)

TIME

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9 AM - 3 PM

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8 AM - 5 PM

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1981 ....................... 1

SHAU KEI 'JAN BIRTHS AND MARRIAGE REGISTRY MOVES TO NEW ADDRESS ......................................................... 3

REFUSE BIN BECOMES A MUST AT ALL NT MARKET STALLS................ 4

+COMPETINCY+ COURSE FOR MARINE jNGINEiRS ........................ 4

SPECIAL CAR NOS. SALE BY AUCTION ................................ 5

PEAK ROAD SITE FOR SALE ......................................... 6

NIGHT CLOSURES OF SECTIONS OF WATERLOO AND PRINCE EDWARD ROADS 6

TEN MODEL WORKERS SELECTED ...................................... 7

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1981

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1981

MM*

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY PUBLISHED THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S VISIBLE TRADE IN AUGUST 1981. THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR AUGUST WAS $10 951 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AT $7 487 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS AT $3 464 MILLION. WITH IMPORTS AT $11 262 MILLION, THE VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT FOR AUGUST WAS $311 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH AUGUST 1980, THERE WERE THE FOLLOWING INCREASES BY VALUE I $718 MILLION OR 10.6 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, $768 MILLION OR 28.5 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS, $1 486 MILLION OR 15.7 PER CENT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS AND $1 813 MILLION OR 19.2 PER CENT FOR IMPORTS.

COMMENTING ON THE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT WHILE THE GROWTH RATE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN AUGUST WAS SLIGHTLY LESS THAN IN PREVIOUS MONTHS, THE SEASONAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE VISIBLE TRADE ACCOUNT WHICH USUALLY OCCURS IN AUGUST WAS QUITE SUBSTANTIAL. THE VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT DROPPED FROM $1 570 MILLION IN JULY TO $311 MILLION IN AUGUST AND THE VALUE OF IMPORTS DECREASED RATHER SUBSTANTIALLY BY $1 052 MILLION OR 8.5 PER CENT, TO THE LOWEST LEVEL FOR SIX MONTHS WHILE EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS BOTH ROSE TO RECORD LEVELS.

PUTTING THE AUGUST TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT COMPARING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1981 WITH THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1980, THE GROWTH RATE OF IMPORTS, AT 26.4 PER CENT, WAS FASTER THAN THE GROWTH RATE OF TOTAL EXPORTS, AT 23.3 PER CENT. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE VISIBLE TRADE +GAP+, THAT IS THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS NOT COVERED BY THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS, WIDENED FROM 11.7 PER CENT IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1980 TO 13.9 PER CENT IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1981.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THIS COMPARISON SHOWED A GROWTH RATE OF 14.7 PER CENT FOR THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS. DISCOUNTING FOR THE EFFECT OF PRICE INCREASES, THIS REPRESENTED A GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF ABOUT 6 PER CENT. THIS HE CONSIDERED TO BE HIGHLY RESPECTABLE AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF THE VERY UNFAVOURABLE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS PREVAILING IN HONG KONG’S MAJOR MARKETS.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT HAS RELEASED THE FOLLOWING PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST i-

MERCHANDISE I DOMESTIC EXPORTS i $ 7 487 MILLION

RE-EXPORTS i $ 3 464 MILLION

TOTAL EXPORTS i $10 951 MILLION

IMPORTS i $11 262 MILLION

TRADE BALANCE i $ 311 MILLION

(IN DEFICIT)

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COMPARATIVE FIGURES

LATEST 3 MONTHS JUNE-AUGUST 1981 JUNE-AUGUST 1980 INCREASE OR DECREASE

1 MN. $. MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 21 665 18 913 ♦2 752 ♦14.6

RE-EXPORTS IC 106 7 489 ♦2 617 ♦34.9

TOTAL EXPORTS 31 771 26 402 +5 369 +20.3

IMPORTS 34 985 27 391 ♦7 595 ♦27.7

TRADE BALANCE - 3 214 - 989 -2 225

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR AUGUST 1981 AUGUST 1980 INCREASE OR DECREASE

3 MN. S MN. 3 MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (94 OF TOTAL EXPORTS) , 7 487 (68.4%) , 6 769 (71.5%) ♦ 718 ♦10.6

RE-EXPORTS 3 464 2 696 ♦ 768 ♦28.5

TOTAL EXPORTS 10 951 9 465 ♦1 486 ♦15.7

IMPORTS 11 262 9 448 ♦1 813 ♦19.2

TRADE BALANCE - 311 17 - 328

LAST MONTH AUGUST 1981 JULY 1981 INCREASE OR DECREASE

S MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (94 OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 7 487 (68.4%) 7 362 (68.5%) + 125 ♦ 1.7

RE-EXPORTS 3 464 3 382 82 ♦ 2.4

TOTAL EXPORTS 10 951 10 744 207 ♦ 1.9

IMPORTS 11 262 12 314 -1 052 - 8.5

TRADE BALANCE - 311 - 1 570 ♦1 259

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SATURDAY, SHPTJMBEH 26, 1981

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CALENDAR YEAR m DATF JAN,7^?UST JAN.-AUGUST INCREASE OR

LALtNDAR YEAR TO-DATE 1981 1980 DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. 1 MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 50 443 (65.7%) 43 963 (70.6%) ♦6 480 ♦14.7

RE-EXPORTS 26 377 18 351 ♦8 026 ♦43.7

TOTAL EXPORTS 76 820 62 314 ♦14 506 ♦23.3

IMPORTS 89 184 70 560 ♦18 623 ♦26.4

TRADE BALANCE -12 364 - 8 246 —4 118

LAST 12 MONTHS SEPT. 1980 TO AUGUST 1981 SEPT. 1979 INCREASE OR TO DECREASE AUGUST 1980

I MN. $ MN. MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 74 650 65 504 ♦9 146 ♦14.0

RE-EXPORTS 38 098 25 770 ♦12 328 +47.8

TOTAL EXPORTS 112 748 91 274 ♦21 475 ♦23.5

IMPORTS 130 274 103 014 ♦27 260 ♦26.5

TRADE BALANCE -17 526 -11 740 -5 786

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SHAU KEI WAN BIRTHS AND MARRIAGE REGISTRY MOVES TO NEW ADDRESS ft ft ft ft ft

THE SHAU KEI WAN BIRTHS AND MARRIAGE REGISTRY AT 142 SHAU KEI WAN ROAD WILL BE MOVED TO ITS NEW ADDRESS AT SHOP P-512-3, 2ND FLOOR, HING ON MANSION, TAI KOO SHING, ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 28), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY).

♦IN ADDITION TO NORMAL BIRTHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION, THE OFFICE ALSO PROVIDES FACILITIES FOR THE SEARCH OF BIRTH RECORDS, ADDITION OR ALTERATION OF NAMES ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED COPIES OF BIRTH OR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES+, HE S'D.

LIKE OTHER BIRTHS AND MARRIAGE REGISTRIES, THE BUSINESS nOURS CF THIS OFFICE ARE FROM 8.45 AM TO 1 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4.45 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO 11.30 AM ON SATURDAY,♦ HE ADDED.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO MAKE ENQUIRIES CAN TELEPHONE 5-695770.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1981

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REFUSE BIN BECOMES A MUST AT ALL NT MARKET STALLS

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MARKET STALL HOLDERS, AND COOKED-FOOD CENTRE AND ON-STREET FIXED PITCH OPERATORS WERE TODAY TOLD TO PROVIDE PROPER REFUSE BINS AT THEIR STALLS AND TO KEEP THEIR TRADING AREAS CLEAN AND TIDY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID IT HAD BECOME NECESSARY TO MAKE IT MANDATORY FOR REFUSE BINS TO BE PROVIDED IN THOSE PLACES, WHICH NUMBERED MORE THAN 4 000.

THE MOVE, HE EXPLAINED, WAS ALSO AIMED AT MAKING THE TRADERS PLAY THEIR PART IN IMPROVING THE STANDARD OF CLEANLINESS OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE FORTHCOMING CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN AND TO MAKE THE NEW TERRITORIES A CLEANER AND MORE HYGIENIC PLACE TO CARRY ON THEIR BUSINESS.

FROM THURSDAY (OCTOBER 1), HEALTH INSPECTORS OF THE NTSD WILL INSPECT ALL STALLS AND FIXED PITCHES TO ENSURE THAT THE MANDATORY REFUSE BIN IS PROVIDED.

PEOPLE WHO FAIL TO PROVIDE THE BINS WILL FIRST BE WARNED, AND, IF NECESSARY, PROSECUTED SUBSEQUENTLY.

♦IT IS BOTH AN INFRINGEMENT OF THE LAW AND A BREACH OF THE LEASE CONDITIONS NOT TO PROVIDE A REFUSE BIN,* HE SAID.

♦THIS COULD RESULT IN PROSECUTION AND HEAVY PENALTIES OR EVEN TERMINATION OF THE TENANCY AGREEMENT OF THE MARKET OR COOKED-FOOD STALL,+ HE ADDED.

A REMINDER WAS ALSO GIVEN THAT LITTERING IN A PUBLIC PLACE WAS AN OFFENCE UNDER THE LAW AND COULD RESULT IN A FI NE OF $1 000 ON FIRST CONVICTION.

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♦COMPETENCY* COURSE FOR MARINE ENGINEERS

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW INVITED FOR A FULL-TIME COURSE STARTING ON OCTOBER 19 AT MAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FOR PEOPLE WITH SOME MARINE ENGINEERING KNOWLEDGE TO PREPARE THEM FOR THE EXAMINATION FOR CLASS FOUR CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY.

THE EXAMINATION IS CONDUCTED BY THE MARINE DEPARTMENT IN HONG KONG ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED KINGDOM’S DEPARTMENT OF TRADE.

PARTICIPANTS TO THE COURSE WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE INSTITUTE FULL-TIME FIVE DAYS A WEEK FOR THREE WEEKS. CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH.

FEES FOR THE COURSE IS $70.

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CAO ™E F,RST TIME SUCH A SYSTEMATIC TRAINING COURSE

FOR MARiNE ENGINEERING CLASS FOUR IS CONDUCTED IN HONG KONG. AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID. '

*AT PRESENT PEOPLE HAVE TO RELY ON SELF-STUDY IN ORDER TO THUS LACKING A METHODICAL PREPARATORY PROGRAMME AND FORMAL TRAINING,* HE SAID.

APPLICANTS TO THE COURSE SHOULD HAVE SOME FORM OF REG0GJJ/GE? ,N,T,AL TRAINING AND SEA SERVICE OF NOT LESS THAN oco inSNIcSeco. AN_ENGINEER OFFICER IN OCEAN-GOING SHIPS. THE PERIOD OF SERVICE SHOULD BE ASSESSED BY THE MARINE DEPARTMENT.

f??ML!RE OBTAINABLE FROM MAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AT 702 LAI CHI KOK ROAD, CHEUNG SHA WAN, KOWLOON.

nrTnnc2M^ETED F0RMS SH0ULD BE RETURNED TO THE INSTITUTE BEFORE OCTOBER 12.

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SPECIAL CAR NOS. SALE BY AUCTION

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THIRTY-FIVE SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD BY AUCTION THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING FOR A TOTAL OF $789 900 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

THE AUCTION HELD AT RECITAL HALL OF THE CITY HALL, 8TH FLOOR, SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER CR1 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $190 000.

ANOTHER NUMBER 688 WAS SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $180 000 WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $1 000 FOR CM1798, CM2286, CM932, BB452, CM3219 AND CM7866.

THE OTHER SPECIAL REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES 1

CM214 $1 200 CM8111 $2 100 BD213 $1 800

CM8168 $2 700 CM39OO $2 500 CP555 $10 000

CC33 $143 000 CH28 $45 000 CM180 $5 500

CM2228 $5 500 CM8028 $1 500 CM328 $21 000

CP 50 $11 000 CP3993 $4 100 CR15 $22 000

CM728 $5 000 CM3231 $5 000 CN3238 $3 500

CJ8888 $80 000 CM280 $7 500 CN8823 $2 000

CN782 $2 000 CN908 $3 400 CM732 $3 000

AL332 $11 000 CM380 $8 100 CP320 $4 500

THE NUMBERS AUCTIONED WILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO VEHICLES

REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WITHIN 12 MONTHS CF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

TODAY’S SALE, THE 68TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY REALISED SO FAR TO 821 533 632.

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PEAK ROAD SITE FOR SALE

ANOTHER RESIDENTIAL SITE FOR JOINT VENTURE DEVELOPMENT IS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE BY TENDERS BY THE CROWN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE.

THE 9 O22-SQUARE-METRE SITE IS AT NO. 7^-76 PEAK ROAD, HONG KONG.

UNDER THE SALE CONDITIONS, THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER MUST BUILD FOR THE GOVERNMENT, FREe’or CHARGE, SEVEH DETACHED HoIsES.

THE FLOOR AREA OF EACH HOUSE WILL BE 350 SQUARE METRES.

RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION WILL BE AVAILABLE

THETUSUALCWAYSFUL TENDERER F0R d|SPOSAL IN THE OPEN MARKET IN

CLOSING DATE FOR TENDERS WILL BE NOON ON NOVEMBER 27.

... _ TENDER FORMS, TOGETHER WITH NOTICES AND CONDITIONS OF nNLTM?AyOTM FR0M THE CR0WN LANDS AND SURVEY OFFICE

ON THE 19TH FLOOR OF MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD AND ON THE 10TH FLOOR OF KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, A05 NATHAN ROAD.

THE TENDER PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THESE PLACES.

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“NIGHT CLOSURES OF SECTIONS OF WATERLOO AND PRINCE EDWARD ROADS M * * *

WATERLOO ROAD, BETWEEN YIM PO FONG STREET AND PEACE AVENUE, I? TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM FOR THREE MORNINGS FROM SEPTEMBER 28 TO 30 TO FACILITATE THE DEMOLITION OF A KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY BRIDGE, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY).

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIODS, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO DUNDAS STREET, KWONG WA STREET, YIM PO FONG STREET AND ARGYLE STREET. WESTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED TO HO MAN TIN STREET, HO MAN TIN HILL ROAD ROAD.

WYLIE ROAD AND WATERLOO

YIM PO FONG STREET AND WYLIE ROAD WILL REMAIN OPEN TO BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH BOUND TRAFFIC.

PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, BETWEEN EMBANKMENT ROAD AND YUEN PO STREET, WILL ALSO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM FOR THREE MORNINGS FROM OCTOBER 1 TO 3 TO ALLOW FOR THE DEMOLITION OF ANOTHER RAILWAY BRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE PERIODS, TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED TO SAI YEE STREET AND BOUNDARY STREET. WESTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED TO EMBANKMENT ROAD AND BOUNDARY STREET.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1981

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TEN MODEL WORKERS SELECTED * * * *

SdEAN^lE^^R"A^ RE?El5E*AACASHCPRlk OF*** 000

z^- SCHEME, FIRST LAUNCHED LAST YEAR AIMS TO CRFATF ▲ qpnqp ACHIEVEMENTS AM°NS W0RKERS ,N THE OISTRIcf AND PROMOTE THEIR

YEAR, THERE WERE ALSO A SLOGAN COMPETITION ON INniiqTRiAi HONGTKONfiD A S0NG AB0UT M0DEL WORKERS PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION nvnvi nulla,

*o aa^ '^NERS OF THE SLOGAN COMPETITION WILL RECEIVE CASH PRIZES OF § S^So.11 500 AND $1 000 AND THERE W,LL BE FIVE CONSOLATION PRIZES

Oo.,!-^CI'WG TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, MR LUI HAU-TUEN WILL PRESENT

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KAOlO^ELevuloN 'ho“IS WAN AND THE INDUSTRIAL SUsicOMMITTEE Sf TSUEN iHT^mcT iS

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1981

CONTESTS PAGE NO

family life education ................................... 1

RURAL REFUSE COLLECTION FACILITIES DESI® COMPETITION ..

VACCINATION AGAINST GERMAN MEASLES ...................... 3

OPENING OF ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN ... 4

200 PEOPLE TAKE PART IN SAI KUNG SWIMMING GALA .......... 4

NT INTER-DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE LAUNCHED ............ 5

TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AT WONG LAI CHUNG GAP ROAD/STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER ................................................. 5

NEW FIRE STATION FOR CRaI WAN ........................... 6

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TO INSPECT DEFECTIVE VEHICLES FROM OCTOBER 1 ............................................

P^K TRAM TO CLOSE FOR TOO HOURS ON TUESDAY............... 7

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN SIiA ixn ............................. 7

WONG CHUK HANG FRESH WATER PUMPING STATION ............   8

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1981

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FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION

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THE UNDERSTANDING, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF A FAMILY, ESPECIALLY PARENTS, ARE ESSENTIAL IN HELPING THE ADOLESCENT TO PASS THROUGH THE VITAL +GROWING UP* YEARS BETWEEN CHILDHOOD AND ADULTHOOD, THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR SOCIAL SERVICES, MR GEOFFREY BARNES, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A YOUTH CARNIVAL AT OCEAN PARK ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO MARK THE START OF THE FIFTH FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.

THE FAMILY, MR BARNES SAID, SHOULD IDEALLY BE A SECURE BASE, PROVIDING LOVE, SHELTER AND SUSTENANCE, FROM WHICH THE YOUNG COULD ADVENTURE FORTH ON GRADUALLY MORE DIFFICULT JOURNEYS INTO THE WORLD.

♦THE ADOLESCENT WHO FEELS LOVED AS PART OF A CARING FAMILY STANDS A FAR BETTER CHANCE OF EMOTIONAL STABILITY, AND DEVELOPING POSITIVE ATTITUDES, THAN ONE WITHOUT SUCH BENEFITS,+ HE SAID.

IT WAS A SAD FACT, HE ADDED, THAT THE EFFECTS OF NEGLECT AND DISCORD ON YOUNG PEOPLE MIGHT EXTEND NOT ONLY INTO LATER LIFE, BUT ALSO TO THE NEXT GENERATION.

MR BARNES NOTED THAT ABOUT 40 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION OF HONG KONG WAS UNDER 21 AND THAT 21 PER CENT, OVER ONE MILLION, WAS BETWEEN 11 AND 21, NINE PER CENT, OR ABOUT HALF A MILLION, WAS BETWEEN 11 AND 15.

♦YOUTH PROBLEMS,+ HE SAID, +ARE THEREFORE QUITE RIGHTLY A MATTER OF PUBLIC CONCERN, NOT ONLY BECAUSE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT OUR CHILDREN, GRAND-CHILDREN, NIECES AND NEPHEWS, BUT BECAUSE THEY REPRESENT A VERY LARGE SLICE OF OUR SOCIETY AND ARE, OF COURSE, THE CITIZENS OF TOMORROW.♦

SPEAKING GENERALLY ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, MR BARNES SAID ITS AIMS WERE TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY TO THE INDIVIDUAL, TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF FAMILY LIFE AND TO PREVENT FAMILY PROBLEMS.

THIS YEAR’S FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN AIMS AT TWO TARGET GROUPS — THE EARLY ADOLESCENTS AGED 11 TO 15, AND THEIR PARENTS.

MR BARNES APPEALED TO EVERYONE TO SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN. +THE PROGRAMMES WILL, I AM SURE, PROVE REWARDING AND WORTHWHILE,* HE SAID.

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RURAL REFUSE COLLECTION FACILITIES DESIGN COMPETITION * * * *

n^-rPf!,M^RY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A RURAL CLEANSING FACILITIES DESIGN COMPETITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN NEW TERRITORIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE HEUNG YEE KUK.

^O1BSR^ING STU^NTS TO ENTER THE COMPETITION, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE OBJECTIVES OF THE EVENT ARE TO DRAW THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION TO THE IMPORTANCE OF EVERYBODY PLAYING HIS PART IN CLEANING UP THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO DESIGN SUITABLE RURAL CLEANSING FACILITIES.

THERE ARE TWO CATEGORIES IN THE COMPETITION, ONE TO DESIGN A RURAL REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AND THE OTHER TO DESIGN A LITTER CONTAINER EITHER OF THE PEDESTAL TYPE OR THE HANGING TYPE.

ENTRIES WILL BE DIVIDED INTO A SECONDARY SCHOOL SECTION AND A PRIMARY SCHOOL SECTION. STUDENTS CAN SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR ONE OR BOTH CATEGORIES.

WHEN DESIGNING THE FACILITIES, STUDENTS SHOULD CONSIDER THE USERS’ CONVENIENCE AND EASE OF CLEANING, ECONOMY IN PRODUCT AESTHETIC APPEAL, DURABILITY AND MAINTENANCE.

ION,

DETAILS AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE DESIGNS ARE CONTAINED IN A CIRCULAR WHICH HAD BEEN CIRCULATED TO ALL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH HEADS OF SCHOOLS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 25 AND 27 TO THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, AUSTIN CENTRE, FIFTH FLOOR, 19-23 AUSTIN AVENUE, KOWLOON.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IN THE FORM OF BOOK COUPONS TO BEST ENTRIES FOR BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SECTIONS.

FOR THE FIRST PRIZE IN BOTH THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINT DESIGN AND THE LITTER CONTAINER DESIGN, EACH WILL RECEIVE BOOK COUPONS TO THE VALUE OF $500. THE SECOND PRIZE IS $300 EACH AND THE THIRD PRIZE $200.

PRIZES OF BOOK COUPONS WORTH $100 WILL BE AWARDED TO A NUMBER OF DISTINGUISHED ENTRIES SELECTED BY THE PANEL OF JUDGES.

WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE ORGANISERS IN MID-DECEMBER.

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VACCINATION AGAINST GERMAN MEASLES ft ft ft ft

INOCULATORS OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL BE GOING TO SCHOOLS IN HONG KONG TO VACCINATE GIRLS IN PRIMARY 5 AND 6 AGAINST GERMAN MEASLES.

HEALTH VISITORS WILL ALSO BE GIVING HEALTH EDUCATION TALKS TO STUDENTS ON THE EFFECTS OF THE DISEASE DURING THE ANNUAL ANTI-RUBELLA CAMPAIGN AIMED AT PREVENTING THE BIRTH OF ABNORMAL BABIES.

PARENTS OF GIRLS ATTENDING THESE CLASSES ARE URGED TO COOPERATE BY SIGNING CONSENT FORMS BEING SENT TO THEM THROUGH THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS.

THE HEALTH TEAMS WILL VISIT SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT HONG KONG IN THE COMING THREE MONTHS TO VACCINATE THE GIRLS FOR LONG TERM PROTECTION AGAINST RUBELLA.

RUBELLA, COMMONLY CALLED GERMAN MEASLES, IS A VIRUS INFECTION. IF A WOMAN IN HER EARLY PREGNANCY IS AFFECTED BY THE DISEASE, SHE MAY GIVE BIRTH TO BABIES WITH CONGENITAL ABNORMALITIES, SUCH AS DEAFNESS, BLINDNESS, HEART AND BRAIN DEFECTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT TODAY EXPLAINED WHY GIRLS ATTENDING PRIMARY 5 AND 6 WERE THE TARGET GROUP OF THE CAMPAIGN.

+ INOCULATION AT THE EARLY AGE CAN PRODUCE MAXIMUM PREVENTIVE EFFECT. BY THE TIME THE GIRLS REACH THE REPRODUCTIVE AGE, THEY WILL HAVE DEVELOPED IMMUNITY AGAINST THE DISEASE,♦ HE SAID.

THE ANTI-RUBELLA CAMPAIGN IS BEING LAUNCHED ANNUALLY AND RESPONSE IN THE PAST WAS ENCOURAGING. OVER 180 000 GIRLS HAVE BEEN INOCULATED IN THE LAST THREE YEARS.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO POINTED OUT THAT WOMEN OF CHILD-BEARING AGE, WHO ARE IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH CHILDREN BECAUSE OF THEIR OCCUPATION SUCH AS TEACHING OR NURSING, SHOULD ALSO BE VACCINATED.

THEY CAN OBTAIN THIS VACCINE, FREE OF CHARGE, AT ANY OF THE 39 GOVERNMENT MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CENTRES.

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OPENING OF ANT I-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN *****

A VARIETY SHOW WAS HELD IN EDINBURGH PLACE THIS (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE 1981 CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN.

SOME 2 OOO RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT WERE ENTERTAINED TO THE TWO-HOUR SHOW WHICH INCLUDED A LION DANCE, CHINESE FOLK DANCE, MAGIC SHOW, ACROBATIC DISPLAY, PUPPET SHOW AS WELL AS SINGING PERFORMANCES BY TOP SINGERS.

OFFICIATING AT A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY HELD BEFORE THE SHOW WAS MR KARL STUMPF, CHAIRMAN OF THE PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE OF ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS.

ALSO OFFICIATING WERE MR SHUM KOWK-KWONG, ASSISTANT CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), TOGETHER WITH OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.

THE CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED BY THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) WITH A VIEW TO FOLLOWING UP THE INTENSIVE MONTH-LONG DISTRICT CAMPAIGN HELD LAST YEAR. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE +FOLLOW-UP+ CAMPAIGN IS TO SUSTAIN THE ANTI-NARCOTICS MOMENTUM WHICH HAD BEEN GENERATED DURING THE INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN.

OTHER EVENTS OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL INCLUDE A MASS WALKATHON TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 22 AND AN ESSAY COMPETITION.

TODAY’S VARIETY SHOW WAS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (C AND W)- ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS- CENTRAL AND WESTERN CITY DISTRICT COMMITTEE AND THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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200 PEOPLE TAKE PART IN SAI KUNG SWIMMING GALA HI H IK

MORE THAN 200 PEOPLE TOOK PART HAU SWIMMING GALA HELD AT THE MORSE (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON.

IN THE FOURTH SAI KUNG AND HANG PARK SWIMMING POOL THIS

AND

THE EVENT WAS ORGANISED BY THE SPORT SERVICE, AND SAI KUNG AND

LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD, RECREATION HANG HAU RURAL COMMITTEES.

AND THE

ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS RITA LAU- REGIONAL RECREATION SPORT OFFICER, MR TAM PAK-HANG AND LOCAL LEADERS OFFICIATED AT OPENING OF THE GALA.

PARTICIPANTS WERE DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS ACCORDING TO AGE AND SEX. THERE WERE ALTOGETHER 38 RACES.

1UA CARNIVAL CONSISTING OF A SERIES OF WATER GAMES, TOOK PLACE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COMPETITIONS.

BESIDES PROMOTING WATER SPORTS AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS, THE GALA WAS INTENDED TO SELECT REPRESENTATIVES TO TAKE PART IN AN INTERDISTRICT SWIMMING COMPETITION TO BE HELD LATER THIS YEAR, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID.

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THE FIRST NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE WAS TODAY (SUNDAY) STARTED BY THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM.

THE LEAGUE, WITH E«CH DISTRICT ENTERING A MEN’S AND A WOMEN’S TEAM, IS THE FOURTH TO BE PROMOTED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT SPORTS COMPETITIONS CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

OTHER SPORTS LEAGUES BEING PLANNED INCLUDE BADMINTON, TENNIS, SQUASH AND SWIMMING.

A SOCCER LEAGUE WAS STARTED LAST DECEMBER, WHILE BASKETBALL AND TABLE TENNIS LEAGUES WERE LAUNCHED IN FEBRUARY AND JUNE.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING AT LITTLE FLOWER’S SCHOOL, SHA TIN, MR CHUI SAID THE PURPOSES OF ORGANISING THESE INTER-DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS WERE TO PROMOTE SPORTING ACTIVITIES AND TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MAKING FRIENDS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR DICKEN YUNG-THE CHAIRMAN OF SHA TIN SPORTS CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR LAU HON-KIT AND TEAMS FROM THE EIGHT NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS WERE PRESENT AT TODAY’S CEREMONY.

AFTER THE OPENING, TEAMS FROM SHA TIN AND NORTH DISTRICTS PLAYED THE FIRST MATCH OF THE LEAGUE.

MATCHES WILL BE HELD EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT DIFFERENT VENUES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. FINALS WILL BE PLAYED IN DECEMBER.

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TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AT WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD/STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER *******

THE WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD/STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE OPENED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AT NOON ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (SUNDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE 450-METRE LONG FLYOVER WAS PARTIALLY OPENED TO ONE-WAY TRAFFIC IN MID-JULY, ENABLING TRAFFIC HEADING TOWARDS WAN CHAI FROM REPULSE BAY AND ABERDEEN TO BY-PASS THE STUBBS ROAD ROUNDABOUT.

HE SAID THAT WITH ITS FULL COMPLETION AND OPENING TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC NOW, THE TRAFFIC FLOW AT THE ROUNDABOUT WOULD BE FURTHER IMPROVED, ESPECIALLY DURING PEAK HOURS.

AFTER THE OPENING, WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON THE REINSTATEMENT OF BOWEN ROAD AND THE FINAL LANDSCAPING.

THIS WILL BE COMPLETED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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NEW FIRE STATION FOR CHAI WAN X * X X

.nn1TLN^ STATION will be built in chai wan to provide ADDITIONAL FIRE COVER TO THE DEVELOPING AREA.

..TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE NEW STATION, TO BE BUILT ON A 3 300 SQUARE METRE SITE ON THE CHAI WAN RECLAMATION, WILL BE OF A STANDARD DESIGN.

F0R F0UR FIRE APPLIANCES AND ADDITIONAL $RA£E F0R DUTY ROOMS, OFFICES, BARRACK ACCOMMODATION, DINING AND RECREATIONAL AREAS, A DRILL YARD AND A DRILL TOWER.

12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE^1 W'LL START IN N0VEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT

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TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TO INSPECT DEFECTIVE VEHICLES FROM OCTOBER 1 * ♦ ♦ « ♦

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE OVER FROM THE POLICE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF CALLING UP SUSPECTED DEFECTIVE VEHICLES FOR INSPECTION FROM OCTOBER 1.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MR YU SHEUNG-CHI, SAID REPORTS ON DEFECTIVE VEHICLES COULD BE MADE EITHER IN WRITING OR VERBALLY TO THE NEWLY-ESTABLISHED VEHICLE INSPECTION OFFICE AT NO. 2, MURRAY ROAD, MEZZANINE FLOOR, CENTRAL, TELEPHONE NO. 5-269432.

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PEAK TRAM TO CLOSE FOR TWO HOURS ON TUESDAY * * * * *

EARLIER ON

-r.>r-™THE/PEAK TRAM SERVICE WILL CLOSE TWO HOURS

ThPhani FACILITATE TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS OF

A TRANSpORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED

IUDAY ^SUNDAY).

will |TfavcA?I TnAouF(?2c-rIHE UPPER AND L0WER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL LEAVE AT 10 PM INSTEAD OF MIDNIGHT.

NORMAL SERVICES WILL RESUME AT 7 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

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URBAN CLEARWAYS IN SHA TIN * * ♦ ♦

o_.n(,URBAN CLEARWAYS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON TWO SECTIONS OF ROADS IN SHA TIN FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

THEY ARE THE SECTION OF TAI CHUNG KIU ROAD BETWFFN ITS wi'chun! I!IJKrT*kd XT p7, AND R0AD P7’CONN£CTING

VEHICLES^ EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES. WILL BE PROHIBITED

ae«SAYKXsl’FR5HS|TIi;N?oI>Hl"»”HTE"*IL?.A"‘) G°°DS W,THIN THE

TRAFFIC SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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WONG CHUK HANG FRESH WATER PUMPING STATION * * * *

A FRESH WATER PUMPING STATION WILL WONG CHUK HANG.

BE BUILT AT NAM FUNG ROAD,

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S?«?2CI!ILL AREA' ARE BEIRG INVITED B" the Hater supplies i AK I fit N I •

THE PUMPING STATION WILL HOUSE TWO ELECTRIC PUMP SETS A CAPACITY OF ABOUT 2 250 CUBIC METRES DAILY To’DELIVER WATER TO THE SHOUSON HILL FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR.

W,LL START ,N NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO vUHrLtIt•

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

WATER RESTRICTIONS FROM OCTOBER 8 ........................... 1

COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF INSPECTOR JOHN MACLENNAN ................................................... 3

SPECIAL FESTIVAL TRaIN SERVICES ............................. 4

DECISION ON POSTAL RATES PETITION ........................... 4

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY CONCERT ............................. 5

VILLAGERS SHOW MORE INTEREST IN FIRE PREVENTION ............. 6

817.8 MILLION CARE AND ATTENTION HOME FOR TAI PO ............ 7

HONG KONG GALA EVENING IN LONDON ............................ 8

IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION STRESSED ................ 9

TWO-WAY TRAFFIC ON NEW FLYOVER .............................. 9

ISLAND ROAD TO CLOSE FOR THREE NIGHTS ....................... 10

QUARRY BAY STREET TO BE RE-ROUTED FOR 12 WEEKS .............. 10

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1981

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WATER RESTRICTIONS FROM OCTOBER 8

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tuat T0DAY THAT THE GOVERNOR-1N-COUNC IL HAD APPROVED

THAT WATER RESTRICTIONS WOULD COME INTO FORCE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8.

-•.-THE I) l!*ECT0R 0F WATER SUPPLIES, MR WILLIAM TUCKER, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THE RESTRICTIONS WOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN TWO PHASES.

qhpdi CDn? !.NS THEcoa£SI PHASE’ THE TERRITORY WILL HAVE A 16-HOUR SUPPLY DAILY — FROM 6 AM TO 10 PM,+ HE SAID.

+THE SECOND PHASE WILL BEGIN A 10-H0UR SUPPLY DAILY, I.E. FROM 10 PM.+

ON OCTOBER 26 WHEN WE WILL HAVE 6 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO

THE 10-H0UR IN CONSUMPTION.

SUPPLY PERIOD AIMS FOR A 20 PER CENT REDUCTION

HE URGED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO CO-OPERATE IN ACHIEVING THIS REDUCTION.

MR TUCKER SAID THAT THE DECISION TO IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS HAD BEEN TAKEN AFTER MOST CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE WATER STORAGE SITUATION.

DURING THE PAST FEW MONTHS, THE DECISION HAD BEEN REPEATEDLY POSTPONED AS A RESULT OF RAIN.

♦HOWEVER, WE HAVE NOW REACHED A STAGE WHERE IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO POSTPONE RESTRICTIONS,* HE SAID.

+THE REASON FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF RESTRICTIONS IS THAT TOTAL RESOURCES INCLUDING STORAGE IN RESERVOIRS, WATER FROM CHINA AND THE OUTPUT FROM THE DESALTER ARE INADEQUATE TO MAINTAIN A FULL SUPPLY THROUGHOUT THE COMING DRY SEASON WITHOUT REDUCING STORAGE TO A DANGEROUSLY LOW LEVEL BY THE END OF THE DRY SEASON.*

MR TUCKER SAID THAT RESERVOIR STORAGE WAS LOW BECAUSE OF THE LOW RAINFALL OF 1 580.3 MM EXPERIENCED SINCE OCTOBER 1, 1980, WHICH IS ONLY 72 PER CENT OF THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, HE SAID, THE YIELD ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RAINFALL AMOUNTED TO 193.9 MILLION CUBIC METRES, WHICH IS ONLY 50 PER CENT OF THE LONG-TERM AVERAGE FOR THE SAME PERIOD.

AT 9 AM TODAY, THE TOTAL STORAGE IN THE RESERVOIRS WAS 254.3 MILLION CUBIC METRES OR 44 PER CENT OF THE FULL STORAGE CAPACITY -FAR BELOW THE 383.2 MILLION CUBIC METRES OR 66 PER CENT RECORDED AT THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

VIEWS HAVE BEEN EXPRESSED THAT RESTRICTIONS ARE UNNECESSARY IN VIEW OF THE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE STORAGE AND THE FACT THAT WATER FROM CHINA WILL RESUME ON OCTOBER 1.

MR TUCKER SAID THAT THIS WOULD BE A MOST UNWISE STEP AND THE SITUATION COULD BE EXPLAINED BY CONSIDERING WHAT THE POSITION WOULD BE ON MAY 1, 1982 IF A FULL SUPPLY WERE MAINTAINED.

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+FROM OCTOBER 1 TO MAY, 1982, THE TOTAL RESOURCES FROM THE RESERVOIRS, WATER FROM CHINA AND THE DESALTER WOULD COME TO ABOUT 390 MILLION CUBIC METRES,* HE SAID.

+THE CONSUMPTION DURING THIS PERIOD WOULD BE ABOUT 340 MILLION CUBIC METRES BASED ON i'HE CONTINUATION OF THE PRESENT INCREASE IN DEMAND OF ABOUT SIX PER CENT.

+THIS MEANS THAT ON MAY 1 THERE WOULD BE ONLY 50 MILLION CUBIC PETRES OF WATER LEFT IN OUR RESERVOIRS.*

MR TUCKER SAID THAT WITH A COMBINED CONTRIBUTION FROM THE DESALTER AND WATER FROM CHINA OF ABOUT 0.78 MILLION CUBIC METRES A DAY FROM MAY 1 ONWARD, THE RESERVOIRS WOULD BE COMPLETELY EMPTY WITHIN ANOTHER TWO MONTHS, I.E. AT THE END OF JUNE.

+IN THE ABSENCE OF RAINFALL IN THE EARLY PART OF THE SUMMER OF 1982, THIS WOULD RESULT IN A DISASTROUS SITUATION, AS A MINIMUM SUPPLY OF AS LOW AS FOUR HOURS DAILY COULD NOT BE SUSTAINED AFTER JUNE WITH THE RESOURCES FROM CHINA AND THE CONTRIBUTION FROM THE DESALTER,* HE WENT ON.

+IF THE DESALTER WERE NOT TO BE OPERATED AND A FULL SUPPLY WAS MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE DRY SEASON, THE SITUATION WOULD BECOME CRITICAL MUCH EARLIER, WITH THE RESERVOIRS BECOMING COMPLETELY EMPTY BY THE MIDDLE OF MAY 1982.+

MR TUCKER SPOKE BRIEFLY ABOUT TWO OTHER SOURCES OF WATER — CHINA WATER AND WATER FROM THE DESALTING PLANT.

ON CHINA WATER, HE SAID, SUPPLY WOULD RESUME ON OCTOBER 1 AFTER THE SHUTDOWN OF ONE MONTH REQUIRED FOR MAINTENANCE WORK.

UNDER THE TERMS OF THE EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES HONG KONG WOULD RECEIVE 100 MILLION CUBIC METRES BETWEEN OCTOBER 1 AND THE END OF FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR AND 182 MILLION CUBIC METRES BETWEEN MAY NEXT YEAR AND FEBRUARY 1983.

MR TUCKER SAID THAT THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES HAD ALREADY MADE AVAILABLE AN ADDITIONAL 30 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER DURING THE LAST SUPPLY PERIOD.

IN VIEW OF THE PRESENT SITUATION, HE ADDED, ANOTHER APPROACH HAD BEEN MADE TO THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES FOR THE SUPPLY OF ADDITIONAL QUANTITIES OF WATER. A REPLY IS AWAITED.

REFERRING TO THE DESALTING PLANT, MR TUCKER SAID THAT IT WOULD COME INTO FULL OPERATION AT THE BEGINNING OF NEXT MONTH, PRODUCING 182 000 CUBIC METRES OF FRESH WATER A DAY, THAT IS, ABOUT 12 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S CURRENT CONSUMPTION.

/MR TUCK3R

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passedRonUtoEconsumers*S,SED THAT THE operat,ng cost would not be

BE MADE TC^Ma'intaIm uaiJN<J£E PAST’ SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS WOULD W0NG °HUK H?Jc 5iMCOY2p7v°AMnS^^Y T0 ,NDUSTRIAI- ZONES SUCH AS TONG WAN 0N H0NG K0NG ISLAND- KWUN

to..?/. c7fcUNG WAN AND SAN PO KONG IN KOWLOON AND CHAI WAN KOK TSUEN IAN, KWAI CHUNG, TUEN MUN AND TAI PO IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

WOULDMhavfCahv s1<!2lJ1iUTeeJH!NLII<£LV TH4T THE RESTRICTIONS T?PMA?JV^nncTD a.N EFFECT 0N INDIVIDUAL FACTORIES OUTSIDE

CONSIDER A R|N?U2I?JoLcrnoA^ BECAUSE NEARLY ALL OF THEM HAD T?ME CUTABLE WATER ST0RAGE FACILITIES TO TIDE THEM OVER THE NIGHT-mNTArT°TucEuA-rJn ohZo.,^DUSTRY EXPERIENCES ANY DIFFICULTY IT SHOULD HkedToutE+WheEsa?dPPL ES DEPARTMENT S0 THAT ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE

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COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF INSPECTOR JOHN MACLENNAN * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY PUBLISHED THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY CONDUCTED BY THE HON MR JUSTICE YANG INTO THE MACLENNAN CASE. THE FULL REPORT IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE AND, SEPARATELY, SUMMARIES IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, ARE NOW ON SALE IN THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE.

THE REPORT IS A SELF-EXPLANATORY DOCUMENT, AND THE COMMISSION HAS RECORDED ITS CONCLUSIONS IN RESPECT OF EACH OF ITS TERMS OF REFERENCE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE REPORT CONTAINED NO SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS, IT HAD BEEN CAREFULLY SCRUTINISED BY GOVERNMENT AND THOSE PARTS WHICH REQUIRED PARTICULAR CONSIDERATION AND FOLLOW-UP ACTION HAD BEEN REFERRED TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES.

HE SAID THAT FOR EXAMPLE, THE COMMENTS ON CERTAIN POLICE PROCEDURES INCLUDING THE MANNER OF INVESTIGATIONS, THE HANDLING OF INFORMERS, THE INVESTIGATION OF SUICIDES OR SUDDEN DEATHS AND THE PROCEDURE FOR ARREST, HAD BEEN REFERRED TO THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE. CERTAIN MATTERS HAD BEEN REFERRED TO THE COMPLAINTS AGAINST POLICE OFFICE. OTHER MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED INCLUDED WHETHER IN THE LIGHT OF THE COMMISSION’S FINDINGS, DISCIPLINARY OR OTHER PROCEEDINGS WERE REQUIRED INTO THE CONDUCT OF ANY PUBLIC OFFICER.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1981

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SPECIAL FESTIVAL TRAIN SERVICES * * *

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL RUN ADDITIONAL TRAIN SERVICES ON OCTOBER 4, 6 AND 11, FOR THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL.

HOWEVER A SPOKESMAN FOR KCR SAID TODAY THAT FEWER SPECIAL SERVICES WILL BE OPERATED THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY ENGINEERING WORKS CONNECTED WITH THE MODERNISATION-ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME AT TAI PO KAU AND SHEUNG SHU I.

TIMETABLES FOR THE SPECIAL SERVICES ARE POSTED AT ALL STATIONS.

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DECISION ON POSTAL RATES PETITION

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REVISED POSTAL RATES FOR SURFACE PRINTED PAPERS AND INLAND PARCELS, THE INTRODUCTION OF WHICH WAS DEFERRED FROM JULY 1, WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 1 AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED.

THE DECISION WAS MADE BY THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION BY A GROUP OF PUBLISHING AND DIRECT MAIL ORGANISATIONS. THE PETITIONERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED TODAY THAT THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS COULD NOT BE ACCEPTED.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE SURFACE PRINTED PAPER AND INLAND PARCEL SERVICES HAD BEEN RUNNING AT A LOSS FOR SOME TIME, AND WOULD CONTINUE TO BE SUBSIDISED BY OTHER POSTAL USERS EVEN AFTER THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW RATES.

IN RESPECT OF THE INCREASES FOR SURFACE PRINTED PAPERS, THE MAIN REASON FOR THE SERVICE RUNNING AT A LOSS WAS THAT THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION HAD SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED THE PAYMENTS DUE TO OTHER POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS BY ADMINISTRATIONS THAT SEND MORE MAIL ABROAD THAN THEY RECEIVE FROM OVERSEAS.

THE HONG KONG POST OFFICE DESPATCHES MUCH MORE SURFACE PRINTED MAIL THAN IT RECEIVES FROM ABROAD.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE RATES HAD NOT BEEN INCREASED FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT HAD ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE PERIOD OF NOTICE ORIGINALLY GIVEN WAS SHORT AND BECAUSE OF THIS, THE INTRODUCTION OF THE RATES IN QUESTION HAD BEEN DEFERRED BY THREE MONTHS.

THE POSTMASTER GENERAL WILL CONSIDER WAYS IN WHICH HE CAN GIVE LONGER NOTICE IN RESPECT OF ANY FUTURE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES.

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COMMEN'i NG ON THE PETITIONERS’ REQUEST FOR ’MEANINGFUL DATA’ ON THE POSTAL TRAFFIC BETWEEN HONG KONG AND OTHER POSTAL AUTHORITIES, THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION CONVENTION, ALL COUNTRIES WERE CONSIDERED TO FORM ONE POSTAL ADM IN ISTRA. ION. THE NORMAL PRACTICE WAS THAT POSTAL AUTHORITIES DID NOT ADOPT A MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT RATES FOR SURFACE LETTER MAIL TO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. THE DATA WERE THEREFORE NOT RELEVANT TO THE ACTUAL DETERMINATION OF POSTAL RATES.

COMMENTING ON THE PETITIONERS’ CLAIM THAT OTHER POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS IN THE REGION HAD NOT RAISED THEIR RATES TO SIMILAR LEVELS TO HONG KONG, HE SAID THERE WAS NO REASON TO BELIEVE THAT THE MAIL TRAFFIC IMBALANCE OF ANY OF THEM WAS THE SAME AS HONG KONG’S.

ON THE PETITIONERS’ SUGGESTION THAT AN IMPACT STUDY BE CONDUCTED, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL HAD INDEPENDENTLY IDENTIFIED THE ORGANISATIONS WHICH WERE LIKELY TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED BY THE NEW RATES AND NO FURTHER STUDY WAS CONSIDERED NECESSARY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID WHILE THE GOVERNMENT APPRECIATED THE EFFECTS OF THE INCREASES ON VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS, THE POST OFFICE, LIKE THESE ORGANISATIONS, WAS RUN ON COMMERCIAL LINES AND COULD JUSTIFIABLY EXPECT ITS CUSTOMERS TO PAY AN ECONOMIC PRICE FOR THE SERVICES IT OFFERED.

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INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY CONCERT

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TEACHERS AND TRAINEES FROM THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DIVISION’S MUSIC OFFICE WILL PERFORM CLASSICAL MUSIC AT THE LANDMARK IN CENTRAL TO COMMEMMORATE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 1).

THE ONE HOUR SHOW STARTING AT 12.45 PM WILL FEATURE MUSIC BY MOZART, HINDEMITH, SAINT-SAENS, TSANG WING-CHING AND YUE SUEN-FAT.

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC DAY IS CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

ON OCTOBER 1 WITH CONCERTS, OPERAS, AND RADIO AND TELEVISION SHOWS BROADCAST BY SATELLITE TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN MANY CORNERS OF THE WORLD.

IT IS ALSO CN THIS DAY THAT MANY AWARDS ARE PRESENTED TO PEOPLE FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO MUSIC.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER. THE MUSIC CONCERT AT THE LANDMARK STARTING AT 12.45 PM ON THURSDAY.

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VILLAGERS SHOW MORE INTEREST ft X ft ft ft

MORE RESIDENTS OF SQUATTER AREAS THE IMPORTANCE OF FIRE PREVENTION.

IN FIRE PREVENTION

AND VILLAGES NOW REALISE

FURTHER 25 VOLUNTARY

AS A RESULT OF THIS AWARENESS, A

FIRE—WATCH PATROLS .■ILL OFFICIALLY BE FORMED ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 2) TO ASSIST REGULAR FIREMEN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE FIRE MENACE.

„ THE NEW PATROLS WILL BE INAUGURATED BY MR FRED JACKSON, $HIEF FIRE OFFICER OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT SHA TIN FIRE STATION, STARTING AT 2.30 PM.

uT.H<EYOo^E UP ™LF,FTH GR0UP 0F FIRE-WATCH TEAMS TO BE FORMED AND WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SUCH TEAMS TO 108 SINCE THE SCHEME WAS STARTED IN FEBRUARY 1979.

J?RGAN,SED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW TERRITORIES

™SEItER.W,TH THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT,

RES,DE"TS 0f squxTTER ‘REAS

they will be trained by the fire services department.

d_. TEAMS’ 13 *RE ,N THE URBAN AREAS AND 12 IN THE

NtW I tnKI TOR IES■

Oe-..JLTHE CEREMONY, THE NEW TEAMS WILL BE PRESENTED WITH SOUVENIR PENNANTS BY MR JACKSON- AS WELL AS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HEUNG YE£ KUK, MR LAU WONG-FAT- THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, HR KEITH KWOK- AND THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MRS SHELLEY LAU. *

THERE WILL ALSO BE A SPECIAL DEMONSTRATION OF MODERN FIRE FIGHTING TECHNIQUES PRESENTED JOINTLY BY THE TAI WAI FIRE-WATCH TEAM AND THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO ED I TORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE I NAUsirOT I ON CEREMONY OF THE NEW FIRE-WATCH TEAMS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SHA TIN FIRE STATION, SHA TIN NEW TOWN, NEW TERRITORIES AT 2.30 PM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 2). A COACH FOR THE PRESS WILL LEAVE QUEEN’S PIER AT 1.30 PM SHARP.

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$17.8 MILLION CARE AND ATTENTION HOME FOR TAI PO * X * *

A $17.8 MILLION CARE AND ATTENTION HOME IS TO BE BUILT AT SHUEN WAN, TAI PO.

THE HOME, FOR 188 OLD PEOPLE, WILL BE ON A 2.4 HECTARE SITE ALLOCATED TO THE TUNG ..AH GROUP OF HOSPITALS BY THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION IN 1976.

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI KAM, TODAY (TUESDAY) OFFICIATED AT THE PROJECT'S GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY.

THE HOME WILL BE A TWO-STOREY BUILDING WITH A TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF ABOUT 3 OOO SQUARE METRES.

FACILITIES IN STAGE I WILL INCLUDE 24 BEDROOMS WITH SELF-CONTAINED BATH FACILITIES, TWO DINING ROOMS, STAFF QUARTERS, NURSES’ DUTY ROOMS, A KITCHEN, LAUNDRY, MEDICAL CONSULTATION ROOM AND A PHYSIOTHERAPY ROOM.

IT WILL BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER NEXT YEAR.

STAGES II AND III OF THE PROJECT, WHICH INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF ANOTHER CARE AND ATTENTION HOME AND A HOME FOR THE AGED, ARE BEING PLANNED.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE WHOLE PROJECT WILL PROVIDE SERVICES FOR 600 PEOPLE AGED OVER 60.

SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY, MR CHUI SAID REALISATION OF THE PROJECT WAS GOOD NEWS, AS CARE AND ATTENTION SERVICES TO OLD PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT WOULD BE STRENGHTENED, MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO MEET SATISFACTORILY THE URGENT NEEDS ARISING FROM RAPID INCREASES OF POPULATION AND FAST DEVELOPMENT.

THE HOME WAS WELL PLANNED AND ADEQUATELY EQUIPPED, AND WITH EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT BY THE TUNG WAH GROUP THE STANDARD OF SERVICES PROVIDED WOULD BE EXCELLENT, MR CHUI SAID.

+THE SCALE AND PACE OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE UNPRECEDENTED, AND THE VARIOUS SOCIAL SERVICES SHOULD BE INCREASED SIMULTANEOUSLY AT HIGH SPEED SO AS TO ACHIEVE SYNCHRONISATION,* HE SAID.

MR CHUI SAID AT THE PLANNING STAGE OF NEW TOWNS THE GOVERNMENT HAD INCLUDED VARIOUS SOCIAL SERVICES AND FACILITIES SO AS TO ENSURE SELF-SUFFICIENCY OF NEW TOWNS AND NEW COMMUNITIES ON A REGIONAL BASIS.

+HOWEVER, THE EXPANSION OF SERVICES - THE CONSTRUCTION OF SPECIALISED INSTITUTIONS IN PARTICULAR - NEEDS TIME TO BE ACHIEVED.

+THEREFORE, THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, HAS DRAFTED A CONSOLIDATED SERVICES EXPANSION SCHEME, TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY STAGES.

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+THIS SCHEME REQUIRES HUGE RESOURCES. APART FROM LAND AND BUILDING EXPENSES, EXPERIENCED WELFARE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WITH POTENTIAL ARE NEEDED TO HANDLE DIFFERENT SERVICES.

+THE EARTH-BREAKING CEREMONY HERE TODAY IS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS EXPANSION SCHEME,* MR CHUI SAID.

♦ IN THE COMING DECADE OR SO, WE WILL WANT MORE SUCH PROJECTS IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS- WE ALSO HOPE THAT SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANISATIONS WILL FURTHER SHOULDER THIS DIFFICULT AND LONG-TERM RESPONSIBILITY OF GREAT IMPORTANCE,* HE SAID.

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HONG KONG GALA EVENING IN LONDON *****

HONG KONG’S ACHIEVEMENTS IN AT A +HCNG KONG GALA EVENING* AT NEXT MONTH.

RECENT YEARS WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED THE BARBICAN CENTRE IN LONDON

KONG

HALF

HELD

THE PRESENTATION FOLLOWS LAST YEAR’S HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL HONG FESTIVAL HELD IN BATTERSEA PARK WHICH ATTRACTED MORE THAN A MILL ION VISITORS.

THE ANNUAL PROMOTION EVENT IN BRITAIN ON TWO EVENINGS, ON OCTOBER 5 AND 6.

THIS YEAR WILL BE

THE 3 OOO GUESTS, HEADED BY HRH PRINCESS ALEXANDRA. WILL INCLUDE KEY FIGURES FROM PARLIAMENT, WHITEHALL, AND THE CITY, TOGETHER WITH LEADING PEOPLE FROM COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, THE

AND MEDIA, PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS, ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS, AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE 6O-MINUTE PRESENTATION WILL DEMONSTRATE HOW HONG KONG IS PROGRESSING AT WORK AND AT PLAY.

o^,,. ™ERE THREE PARTS 1 A MULTI-SCREEN AUDIO VISUAL SHOW,

PORTRAYING THE STORY OF HONG KONG’S PROGRESS- A FASHION SHOW ADAPTED FROM THIS YEAR’S PRET-A-PORTER PRESENTATION IN PARIS-AND A LIVE PERFORMANCE BY A SELECTION OF YOUNG MUSICIANS AND DANCERS FROM HONG KONG, TO DEMONSTRATE HONG KONG’S CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAY WILL BE MOUNTED IN THE FOYER OF THE BARBICAN CENTRE, AS A GRAPHIC RECORD OF HONG KONG’S LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

THE HONG KONG PRESENTATION WILL BE THE FIRST MAJOR EVENT TO BE STAGED AT THE BARBICAN CENTRE:, WHICH IS BRITAIN’S NEWEST CULTURAL COMPLEX, CONCEIVED AS THE LONDON COUNTERPART TO THE POMPIDOU CENTRE IN PARIS AND THE LINCOLN CENTRE IN NEW YORK.

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IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION STRESSED

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FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION IS A PREVENTIVE SERVICE AIMED AT STRENGTHENING FAMILY TIES, IMPROVING INTER-PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND PROMOTING SOCIAL STABILITY AND PROGRESS, THE CHIEF SOCIAL WORK OFFICER (OPERATIONS), MR KWOK NAI—SIK, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON EAST, MR KWOK SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT ACCEPTED A PROPOSAL TO PROMOTE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION IN HONG KONG IN 1977.

THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS SERVICE WAS STATED CLEARLY IN THE 1979 WHITE PAPER ON SOCIAL WELFARE.

+IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, OUR EFFORTS HAVE CONCENTRATED ON INTRODUCING TO THE PUBLIC THE OBJECTIVES AND MEANING OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION AND ON DRIVING HOME THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY,* HE SAID.

THE METHODS USED INCLUDE THE HOLDING OF EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS AND PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS THROUGH THE MASS COMMUNICATIONS MED I A.

FIELD WORK ALSO PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE PROVISION OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION SERVICES, MR KWOK NOTED.

'N 1979, THERE WERE 35 FIELD WORKERS PROVIDING THIS TYPE OF SERVICE. THIS YEAR, THERE ARE 49, HE SAID.

+THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS FROM VARIOUS AGENCIES.*

REFERRING TO THIS YEAR’S FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN, W KWOK SAID +THE ADOLESCENT AND THE FAMILY* HAD BEEN CHOSEN AS THE THEME BECAUSE OF PUBLIC CONCERN ABOUT YOUTH PROBLEMS IN RECENT YEARS.

YOUNG PEOPLE NEED GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE FROM THE SCHOOL AND THE FAMILY, AND THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT THE FAMILY AND PARENTS HAVE A STRONG INFLUENCE ON ADOLESCENTS IN THEIR GROWING UP PROCESS, HE SAID.

THIS YEAR’S PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED LAST SUNDAY AT A YOUTH CARNIVAL AT THE OCEAN PARK. VARIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICTS WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER TO COMPLEMENT EVENTS ORGANISED ON A TERRITORYWIDE BASIS.

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TWO-WAY TRAFFIC ON NEW FLYOVER

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THE WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD-STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE OPENED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FROM NOON ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

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ISLAND ROAD TO CLOSE FOR THREE NIGHTS * * * *

ABOUT 200 METRES OF ISLAND ROAD, EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH DEEP WATER BAY ROAD, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 12.01 AM AND 5 AM DAILY FROM OCTOBER 1 TO 3 TO FACILITATE CULVERT REPLACEMENT, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

TRAFFIC MOVING BETWEEN WONG CHUK HANG AND REPULSE BAY SHOULD USE NAM FUNG ROAD, DEEP WATER BAY ROAD AND REPULSE BAY ROAD.

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QUARRY BAY STREET TO BE RE-ROUTED FOR 12 WEEKS * * * *

TRAFFIC TRAVELLING ALONG HOI KWONG STREET, BETWEEN TONG CHONG AND HOI TAI STREETS, QUARRY BAY, WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND INSTEAD OF NORTHBOUND FROM 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 1) FOR ABOUT 12 WEEKS.

THE CHANGE IN THE DIRECTIONAL FLOW WILL ALLOW FOR ROAD WORKS TO BE CARRIED OUT AT THE JUNCTION OF TONG CHONG AND HOI KWONG STREETS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1981

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

AUGUST CONSUMER PRICES UP TWO POINTS ....................... 1

KCR SEEKS TENTERS FOR GOODS HANDLERS ....................... 2

HELP FOR JOBLESS THROUGH THE 'LES1 ......................... 3

FIRE PREVENTION DISPLAY AND DEMONSTRATION IN TAI PO......... 4

CONCERNED CITIZENS WANTED .................................. 5

NO HOLIDAY MAIL DELIVERY ................................... 5

WARNING ON FESTIVAL FIRE HAZARD ............................ 6

MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION .................................... 7

HK DANCERS TO PERFORM IN LONDON ............................ 8

TEACHERS’ CREATIVE WORK GOING ON SHOW ...................... 8

TSUEN WAN STUDENTS INVOLVED IN VOTER CAMPAIGN .............. 9

SIX-WEEK CLOSURE OF BROADWOOD ROAD SECTION ................. 9

CHAI WAN ROAD PUBLIC LIGHT BUS CLEARWAY..................... 9

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1981

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AUGUST CONSUMER PRICES UP TWO POINTS * X X *

THE NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) AND THE NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) FOR AUGUST 1981 WERE 121 AND 120 RESPECTIVELY, EACH BEING TWO POINTS OR 1.7 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THOSE FOR THE PRECEDING MONTH, ACCORDING TO FIGURES RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

SINCE THE NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES WERE FIRST INTRODUCED OCTOBER 1980, THEY HAVE INCREASED IN THE TEN-MONTH PERIOD FROM ^JOBSR 1980 T0 AUSUST 1981 BY 14.2 PER CENT AND 13.2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, THE DEPARTMENT REPORTS.

0N THE FIGURES» A SPOKESMAN FROM THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SAID THAT THE INCREASES DURING THE TEN MONTHS GAVE ANNUALISED RATES OF INCREASE OF 17.3 PER CENT FOR THE NEW CP 1(A) AND 16.0 PER CENT FOR THE NEW CP 1(B). HE SAID THAT BECAUSE CONSUMER PRICES INVARIABLY INCREASED FASTER IN THE SUMMER MONTH, THE FULL YEAR’S FIGURES WERE UNLIKELY TO BE AS HIGH AS THESE ANNUALISED RATES.

THE NEW CPI(A) AND CPI(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 CPI(A) REFERRED TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN *1 000 AND $3 499 A MONTH AND THE NEW CP 1(B) TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $3 500 AND 16 499 A MONTH.

THE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1981 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE SECTIONS OF HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE DISTINGUISHED IN THE TWO NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ARE GIVEN BELOW, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR JULY 1981.

SECTION (OCTOBER 1979 - SEPTEMBER 1980 - 100)

NEW CP 1(A) NEW CP 1(B)

AUGUST 81 JULY 81 AUGUST 81 JULY 81

FOODSTUFFS 125 122 125 122

HOUSING 116 116 116 116

FUEL AND LIGHT 137 136 138 138

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO 112 112 112 112

(FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 113 115 112 115

DURABLE GOODS 108 108 109 109

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 109 109 109 108

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 132 130 129 127

SERVICES 117 116 117 116

ALL ITEMS 121 119 120 118

THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS THE NEW CPI(A) AND CPI(B).

INCREASED BY THREE POINTS IN BOTH

THE ADVERSE WEATHER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH CAUSED THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF FRESH VEGETABLES TO INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY. THE AVERAGE PRICE OF MEALS BOUGHT IN RESTAURANTS ALSO WENT UP.

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ON THE OTHER HAND, THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUIT AND FRESH-WATER FISH DECREASED.

THE EFFECTS OF MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR FUEL AND LIGHT INCREASED BY ONE POINT IN THE NEW CP I (A). THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE NET EFFECT OF AN INCREASE IN THE PRICE OF KEROSENE AND A DECREASE IN ELECTRICITY RATES.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED BY TWO POINTS IN THE NEW CP I (A) AND BY THREE POINTS IN THE NEW CPI(B) BECAUSE CF LOWER PRICES FOR OUTERCLOTHING ITEMS.

THE ONE-POINT INCREASE IN THE INDEX FOR MISCELLANEOUS GOODS IN THE NEW CPI(B) WAS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HIGHER PRICES FOR SOFT FURNISHINGS. THE SAME INDEX IN THE NEW CP I (A) REMAINED UNCHANGED BECAUSE OF ROUNDING.

FOLLOWING INCREASES IN TRAM FARES AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUS FARES, AND IN PRICES FOR PETROL AND OIL, THE INDEX FOR TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES INCREASED BY TWO POINTS IN BOTH THE NEW CPI(A) AND CPI(B).

THE INDEX FOR SERVICES INCREASED BY ONE POINT IN BOTH THE NEW CP I (A) AND CPI(B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT, CINEMA ENTERTAINMENT AND HAIR-DRESSING.

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT+ FOR AUGUST 1981, WHICH IS NOW ON SALE AT $2 A COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE.

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THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE HANDLING OF ALL GOODS, INCLUDING LIVESTOCK AND THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGER LUGGAGE, FOR TWO YEARS, STARTING AT THE END OF NOVEMBER.

IT IS ALSO INVITING TENDERS FOR THE OPERATION OF A RESTAURANT AT LO WU STATION, FOR TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS,START I NG FROM DECEMBER 1 THIS YEAR.

FURTHER PARTICULARS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CENTRAL OFFICE CF THE TRAFFIC DIVISION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR OF KOWLOON STATION AT HUNG HOM.

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HELP FOR JOBLESS THROUGH THE ’LES’ * * * *

SOME 16 000 JOB-SEEKERS, RANGING IN AGE MOSTLY BETWEEN THEIR LATE TEENS AND LATE TWENTIES, WERE PLACED IN EMPLOYMENT DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR BY THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (LES) OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

♦THIS WAS ABOUT 25 PER CENT MORE THAN THE NUMBER WE FOUND JOBS FOR IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR,* A SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

STARTED ON A RELATIVELY SMALL SCALE IN 1964 UNDER THE NAME OF LABOUR INFORMATION SERVICE, MAINLY TO FIND WORKERS FOR INDUSTRY, THE LES, AS IT CAME TO BE KNOWN IN 1967, GRADUALLY EXPANDED ITS ACTIVITIES TO INCLUDE ALL PEOPLE SEEKING JOBS IN ALL TYPES OF WORK AND OCCUPATIONS.

ALTHOUGH CATERING FOR ALL LEVELS OF EDUCATION AND TYPES OF WORK AND OCCUPATION, THE LES DECIDED ONLY IN 1973 TO SET UP A ’SPECIAL REGISTER’, ESPECIALLY FOR JOB-SEEKERS IN THE TERTIARY LEVEL OF EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION, BOTH LOCALLY AND ABROAD.

+OUR SERVICE,* SAID THE SPOKESMAN, +IS A FREE PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE, WHEREBY WE ENDEAVOUR TO MATCH THE RIGHT PERSON WITH THE RIGHT JOB VACANCY.*

+IT COULD BE A PLASTICS WORKER, A FITTER, OR A MACHINE OPERATOR* OR EVEN A GIRL — OR HOUSEWIFE SEEKING TO SUPPLEMENT THE HOUSEHOLD INCOME -- WHO WANTS A JOB IN AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY* OR PERHAPS A CONSTRUCTION WORKER, THEY ALL COME HERE LOOKING FOR WORK.

+0R, AS RECENTLY WAS THE CASE, IT COULD BE THE GIRL NEWLY-RETURNED FROM A COLLEGE IN THE UNITED STATES, WITH A BACHELOR OF FINANCE DEGREE. AND, I’M GLAD TO SAY IN THIS CASE, WE HAD NO DIFFICULTY IN FINDING HER A POSITION AS FINANCE MANAGER IN A TRADING COMPANY — AT A GOOD STARTING SALARY OF $5 500 A MONTH.

+ADMITTEDLY, SHE WAS ONE OF THE LUCKIER ONES, IN THAT, WITHOUT MUCH WORKING EXPERIENCE, SHE WAS ABLE TO START OFF RELATIVELY WELL. (SHE WAS ON THE ’SPECIAL REGISTER’).

+BUT NEVERTHELESS, I’M HAPPY TO SAY, OVERALL, WE HAVE A GOOD MEASURE OF SUCCESS, AND MOST OF OUR APPLICANTS SEEM SATISFIED,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN ANOTHER CASE, A YOUNG MAN WHO RETURNED WITH A CANADIAN DEGREE IN ENTOMOLOGY, WAS QUICKLY PLACED WITH A TRADING AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS COMPANY WHICH AT THE TIME WAS HAVING DIFFICULTY IN FINDING A PERSON WITH SUITABLE KNOWLEDGE IN AGRICULTURE AND FARMING. HIS STARTING SALARY: 52 500.

+S0 YOU SEE, TIMING AND LUCK PLAY A PART IN THE EMPLOYMENT PROCESS TOO,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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ANOTHER OF ITS ACTIVITIES IS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO WORK ARE FOUND JOBS SO THAT THEY NEED NOT RELY ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. IN CARRYING OUT THIS FUNCTION, THE LES IS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THE EXTENDED PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SCHEME (OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT), BY KEEPING A REGISTER OF ALL ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE REQUESTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

WITH THE GROWTH OF THE LES, A FACSIMILE TRANSMITTING NETWORK WAS INSTALLED IN ALL THE OFFICES TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY.

+THIS MEANS THAT A VACANCY NOTICE RECEIVED BY ONE OFFICE CAN BE TRANSMITTED BY TELE-COPIER TO ALL OTHER OFFICES AS SOON AS IT IS RECEIVED,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ANYONE SEEKING A JOB IS WELCOME TO REGISTER WITH THE NEAREST LES BRANCH OFFICE, BRINGING ALONG HIS OR HER IDENTITY CARD AND A RECENT PHOTOGRAPH.

+AS FOR EMPLOYERS, THEY NEED ONLY CONTACT ANY OF THE 14 BRANCH OFFICES OF THE LES BY TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON, PROVIDING ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION, AND WE WILL DO THE REST,+ THE SPOKESMAN SA ID.

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FIRE PREVENTION DISPLAY AND DEMONSTRATION IN TAI PO * * * *

AN EXHIBITION OF FIRE EQUIPMENT AND A FIRE FIGHTING DEMONSTRATION ARE TO BE HELD IN TAI PO.

THE ACTIVITIES ARE PART OF A PROGRAMME ORGANISED BY THE 1981/82 TAI PO FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE.

THE EXHIBITION IS TO BE HELD AT TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE CLUB HOUSE TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AND FRIDAY FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM.

PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN DURING PREVIOUS FIRES IN THE DISTRICT WILL BE DISPLAYED. PAMPHLETS, FIRE PREVENTION SLOGANS AND FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT CATALOGUES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED. THE EXHIBITION WILL ALSO INCLUDE FIRE-PREVENTION TALKS BY THE COMPANIES DISPLAYING FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT AND OFFICERS OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE DEMONSTRATION WILL BE HELD AT HEUNG SZE WUI STREET PLAYGROUND ON SATURDAY STARTING AT 9 AM. THE PUBLIC WILL BE SHOWN HOW TO USE THE VARIOUS ITEMS OF FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT.

MEMBERS OF THE FIRE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES OF TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE, THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, LOCAL MANUFACTURERS AND SCHOOLS.

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CONCERNED CITIZENS WANTED

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TWO MORE DISTRICT BOARDS WILL BE SET UP NEXT MONTH IN THE URBAN AREA — ONE IN EASTERN AND THE OTHER IN SHAM SHU I PO, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOME AFFAIRS, MR ALBERT LAM, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN A SPEECH DELIVERED TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND EAST, MR LAM SAID THE TWO NEW DISTRICT BOARDS WOULD BE IN ADDITION TO THE TWO EXISTING ONES IN KWUN TONG AND WONG TAI SIN AND THAT BY MARCH 1982, ALL 10 URBAN DISTRICT BOARDS WOULD HAVE BEEN FORMED.

ON THE ACTUAL PROGRESS MADE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, MR LAM SAID THAT BY NEXT MONTH, DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES WOULD HAVE BEEN SET UP IN ALL 10 URBAN DISTRICTS.

♦OUR STRATEGY IS THAT WE SHOULD ALLOW A SIX-MONTH LEAD TIME BETWEEN THE FORMATION OF DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND ITS CORRESPONDING DISTRICT BOARD, SO THAT BY THE TIME A DISTRICT BOARD IS SET UP, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WILL HAVE ALREADY ESTABLISHED AN EFFECTIVE WORKING PROCEDURE AND GAINED EXPERIENCE WORKING TOGETHER. AND ARE THUS IN A POSITION TO TAKE PROMPT ACTION ADVISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD,+ MR LAM SAID.

MR LAM ALSO REPORTED THAT UP TO YESTERDAY (SEPTEMBER 29), THERE WERE ALREADY 50 651 REGISTERED VOTERS FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS, AND 15 734 FOR THE URBAN AREAS.

REGISTRATION FORMS COULD BE OBTAINED FROM ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES, NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES. POST OFFICES AND SOME BANKS. THE CURRENT REGISTRATION CLOSES ON OCTOBER 12, HE SAID.

♦WE WANT PEOPLE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS, WHO ARE PREPARED TO GIVE UP PART OF THEIR TIME TO SPEAK UP ON WAYS AND MEANS OF IMPROVING THE ADMINISTRATION OF THEIR DISTRICT, AND TO TELL THE AUTHORITIES WHAT IS NEEDED IN THEIR DISTRICT,* MR LAM SAID.

♦THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME WILL CREATE NEW CHANNELS OF PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR CIVIC-MINDED PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK FOR THEIR COMMUNITY,^ HE ADDED.

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NO HOLIDAY MAIL DELIVERY M K M *

THERE WILL BE NO MAIL DELIVERY AND ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 WHICH IS A GENERAL HOLIDAY, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY.

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WARNING ON FESTIVAL FIRE HAZARD * * * *

WITH THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL ONLY A WEEK AWAY. THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO TAKE SPECIAL CARE NOT TO CAUSE ANY COUNTRYSIDE rIKeos

„4.SLJEAR' 51 H,LL F,RES WERE REPORTED ON THE CHUNG YEUNG AL0NE» DAMAGING 31.4 HECTARES OF LAND AND DESTROYING fit F^!yl(iEAF^^?MET2T?TAT,ST,c8 RELEASEI> B¥ TH£ ASRICUL™E

+THE CARELESS BURNING OF ARTICLES AT GRAVE SITES HAS ALWAYS BEEN A MAJOR CAUSE OF HILL FIRES DURING THE FESTIVAL, BUT MANY OF THESE DISASTERS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF THE GRAVE-WORSHIPPERS HAD OBSERVED A FEW SIMPLE RULES,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE PREVENTION PUBLICITY WORKING GROUP SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE URGED GRAVE-WORSHIPPERS NOT TO LEAVE LIGHTED CANDLES, JOSS STICKS AND JOSS PAPERS UNATTENDED AND TO MAKE SURE TO PUT THEM OUT PROPERLY BEFORE LEAVING THE GRAVE SITES.

♦AT THE FIRST SIGN OF A FIRE, RAISE THE ALARM AT ONCE.+ HE ADDED.

AS PART OF GOVERNMENT’S INTENSIFIED EFFORTS TO PREVENT HILL FIRES DURING THE FESTIVAL, A POSTER ON THE ABOVE THEME HAS BEEN PUT UP AT VARIOUS SITES IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

SPECIAL BROADCASTS WILL BE MOUNTED AT REGULAR INTERVALS AT THE HUNG HOM TERMINUS, SHA TIN, FANLING AND SHEUNG SHU I STATIONS OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY, URGING GRAVE SITE VISITORS TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL IN THEIR WORSHIPPING RITUALS.

♦THROUGH THE BROADCASTS, PICNICKERS WILL ALSO BE REMINDED OF THE NEED TO OBSERVE THE COUNTRY CODE.+

IN ADDITION, THE MOBILE FILM TEAM OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN BROADCASTING FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGES AT FERRY PIERS AND BUS TERMINALS IN THE URBAN AREAS.

IN RURAL AREAS, SIMILAR BROADCASTS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED BY NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION’S CIVILIAN INFORMATION TEAM IN ADDITION TO SHOWING FIRE PREVENTION FILMS AND DISTRIBUTING LEAFLETS AT VILLAGES.

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AN EXHIBITION TO PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH AMONG THE PUBLIC WILL BE MOUNTED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT FROM FRIDAY (OCTOBER 2) AT CITY HALL.

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

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE EXHIBITION IS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S CAMPAIGN WHICH BEGAN IN JULY IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF DISABLED PERSONS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT MENTAL HEALTH IS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE FOUND TO BE PSYCH IATRICALLY ILL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

IN HONG KONG, ABOUT 25 000 PEOPLE ATTENDED GOVERNMENT PSYCHIATRIC OUT-PATIENT CLINICS LAST YEAR, A SIX-FOLD INCREASE OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS.

♦THIS DRAMATIC INCREASE IS, TO A GREAT EXTENT, DUE TO THE GROWING AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH, BETTER AVAILABILITY OF TREATMENT FACILITIES AND GREATER READINESS ON THE PART OF PATIENTS TO SEEK TREATMENT.+

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

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THE COMMON MISCONCEPTION THAT MENTAL PATIENTS ARE STUPID, INERT OR VIOLENT AND THAT ISOLATION IS THE ONLY TREATMENT FOR THEM.

TO SIMPLIFY THE SUBJECT FOR THE PUBLIC, THE DISPLAYS AT THE EXHIBITION ARE IN THE FORM OF CARTOONS, PHOTOS, SLIDES AND VIDEOSHOWS.

TECHNICAL APPARATUS TO TEST A PERSON’S PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MENTAL CONDITIONS WILL ALSO BE PUT UP AT THE EXHIBITION HALL.

TWO PAMPHLETS ENTITLED +THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN HONG KONQ+ AND ♦DEALING WITH STRESS+ WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE WEEKLONG EXHIBITION FROM FRIDAY (OCTOBER 2) TO THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY (OCTOBER 8) BETWEEN 10 AM AND 6 PM DAILY.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

THE MENTAL HEALTH EXHIBITION WILL BE OPENED BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, DR MA LIN AND THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, AT 3 PM FRIDAY AT THE EXHIBITION HALL, CITY HALL, HONG KONG.

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HK DANCERS TO PERFORM IN LONDON

HONG KONG’S CULTURAL IMAGE WILL BE GIVEN ANOTHER BOOST WHEN YOUNG MEMBERS Of THE JING YING MUSIC AND DANCE TEAM VISIT LONDON TO GIVE PERFORMANCES AT THE BARBICAN CENTRE AS PART OF THE +HONG KONG GALA EVENING* ON OCTOBER 5 AND 6.

nr BRITAIN’S NEWEST CULTURAL COMPLEX WHICH WILL

B& THE PERMANENT HOME OF THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE THEATRE. THE JING YING TEAM OF SIX DANCERS AN® E ?„T MUSICIANS SELECTED FROM THE RECREATION AND CULTURE

MUSIC 0FFICE AND RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, WILL PERFORM BEFORE 3 000 GUESTS INCLUDING HRH PRINCESS ALEXANDRA.

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME WILL BE CHINESE TRADITIONAL S4?SL?EK22MANCES’ AND ENSEMBLE AND SOLO MUSICAL PIECES IN Ln INcot MODE.

TO PREPARE FOR THE PRESENTATION, THE YOUNG HONG KONG PRACTISING UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE TEAM’S PRODUCER, MRS YIM NG KA-MAN AND MUSIC DIRECTOR, MR TONG

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UH I LED BY STAFF OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE

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ART WORK OF SOME 100 SECONDARY SCHOOL ART TEACHERS WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE STARTING NEXT WEEK.

THE EXHIBITION IS ORGANISED BY THE ART SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHERS TO SHOW THEIR ART TO THE PUBLIC.

WORKS ON DISPLAY WILL INCLUDE CHINESE AND WESTERN PAINTINGS, PRINTS, SCULPTURE, POTTERY, CALLIGRAPHY, SEAL-CARVING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC DESIGN.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD FROM OCTOBER 9 TO 18 AT THE PAO SUI LOONG GALLERIES OF THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM DAILY.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE EXHIBITION.

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TSUEN WAN STUDENTS INVOLVED IN VOTER CAMPAIGN * * * *

SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN TSUEN WAN ARE TAKING PART IN A CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE THEIR PARENTS, RELATIVES AND NEIGHBOURS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

ALSO INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN ARE LOCAL INDUSTRIALISTS, WHO ARE BEING ASKED TO GET THEIR WORKERS REGISTERED, AND STAFF OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WHO WILL ENCOURAGE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE TENANTS TO REGISTER.

A WORKING PARTY, CONSISTING OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STAFF AND SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, WAS FORMED RECENTLY TO INVOLVE THE STUDENTS. IT IS CHAIRED BY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR HO TUNG-CHING, WHO IS ALSO A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL.

ON THE ROLE OF INDUSTRIALISTS, A BREWERY COMPANY HAS ALREADY RETURNED MORE THAN 800 REGISTRATION FORMS FILLED IN BY ITS EMPLOYEES AND OTHER EMPLOYERS IN THE DISTRICT HAVE ALSO INDICATED THAT THEY WILL HELP IN THE CAMPAIGN.

MEANWHILE, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT HAS DEPLOYED ALL ITS 1 000-PLUS STAFF IN THE DISTRICT TO DISTRIBUTE FORMS TO ESTATE RESIDENTS WHILE CARRYING OUT THEIR DAILY DUTIES. THE 19 HOUSING ESTATES IN TSUEN WAN HAVE A TOTAL POPULATION OF ABOUT 400 000.

♦A GREAT DEAL IS BEING DONE BY VARIOUS GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS IN THE DISTRICT TO MAKE OUR DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS A SUCCESS,* THE ACTING TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, MR LUI HAU-TUEN, SAID.

SO FAR. THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN 22 000 FORMS SINCE VOTER REGISTRATION BEGAN FOUR WEEKS AGO.

REGISTRATION ENDS ON OCTOBER 12.

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SIX-WEEK CLOSURE OF BROADWOOD ROAD SECTION ♦ * * ♦

A SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD, BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 12 AND HAPPY VIEW TERRACE, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS FROM ID AM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO MAKE WAY FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF THE ROAD.

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A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS CLEARWAY WILL BE INTRODUCED ON THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHAI WAN ROAD, BETWEEN ITS TWO JUNCTIONS WITH WAN TSUI ROAD, FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 3).

ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, EXCEPT THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY.

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