Daily Information Bulletin - 1980s - 1982 - SEP - ENG

  DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 19^2

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

CHIEF SECRETARY VISITS JUBILEE CENTRE ....................... 1

KCR APPOINTMENT............................................... 1

LANDS DEPARTMENT TAKES OVER LEASE ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITY 2

DR OWEN CaLLS SHA TIN NEW TOWN ’A TOWN PLANNER’S DREAM’ .... 3

COMMOIWEALTH COUNTRIES OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS .................... 4

TOP PSYCHOLOGIST JOINS CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ...............   4

BRIEFING FOR D.B. CANDIDATES ON ELECTORAL PROCEDURES........ 5

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SHOWS ....................................   6

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN SHA TIN ............................ 6

PROPRIETOR FINED FOR DELAYING LABOUR INSPECTOR ............... 7

WATER CUT IN TSE WAN SHaN

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1982

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CHIEF SECRETARY VISITS JUBILEE CENTRE

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED THE JUBILEE CENTRE FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN SHAM SHU I PO.

THE CENTRE IS MANAGED BY CARITAS - HONG KONG, A VOLUNTARY AGENCY APPOINTED BY THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES. SIR PHILIP WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CF CARITAS’ REFUGEE CO-ORDINATING OFFICE, MISS DOROTHY LEE, THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR LEWIS DAVIES AND THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR PATRICK WILLIAMSON.

SIR PHILIP WAS SHOWN AROUND THE CENTRE BY MISS LEE AND THE CENTRE MANAGER, MR P.F. CHENG. HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE WORK CURRENTLY BEING UNDERTAKEN BY CARITAS TO IMPROVE THE JUBILEE BUILDINGS AND TO PROVIDE MORE FACILITIES FOR THE 2 OOO REFUGEES NOW ACCOMMODATED THERE.

THE JUBILEE CENTRE WAS OPENED IN JUNE THIS YEAR, FOLLOWING THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISION, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE UNHCR, THAT THE SIZE OF THE KAI TAK NORTH TRANSIT CENTRE SHOULD BE REDUCED AND A SECOND OPEN CENTRE FOR REFUGEES ESTABLISHED.

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KCR APPOINTMENT -* * *

THE TRANSITIONAL BOARD OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION ANNOUNCED TODAY (SEPTEMBER 1) THE APPOINTMENT OF NR JAMES B. MANSON AS ENGINEERING DIRECTOR (DESIGNATE).

MR MANSON WAS FORMERLY CHIEF CIVIL ENGINEER OF THE SOUTHERN REGION OF BRITISH RAILWAYS. HE JOINED THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY IN 1979 AS ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (TECHNICAL) AND HAS HELD THAT POSITION SINCE, WITH RESPONSIBILITIES FOR CO-ORDINATING THE ENGINEERING ASPECTS OF THE MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION OF THE KCR.

+MR MANSON’S APPOINTMENT WILL ENSURE CONTINUITY OF THE OVERALL TECHNICAL DIRECTION WITHIN THE KCR. THROUGH TO THE COMPLETION OF THE PRESENT EXPANSION PROJECT,♦ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSITIONAL BOARD EXPLAINED.

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LANDS DEPARTMENT TAKES OVER LEASE ENFORCEMENT RESPONSIBILITY * * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT HAS TAKEN OVER THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR LEASE ENFORCEMENT WORK IN THE URBAN AREA FROM THE LEASE ENFORCEMENT UNIT OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE OFFICERS, FORMERLY ATTACHED TO THE LEU, HAD BEEN POSTED TO THE FOUR DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF HONG KONG NORTH, HONG KONG SOUTH, KOWLOON EAST AND KOWLOON WEST.

THEIR DUTIES INCLUDE SITE CHECKS ON ALL NEW BUILDINGS AND BUILDINGS WITH SUSPECTED BREACHES OF LEASE CONDITIONS, CHECKING OF TITLES AND LEASE CONDITIONS, SEEKING OF LEGAL ADVICE, SUBMISSION CF RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROCEED WITH LEASE ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ISSUE OF WARNING LETTERS, COLLECTION OF FOREBEARANCE FEES, AND PREPARATION OF ALL NECESSARY STATUTORY DOCUMENTS.

HOWEVER, DUE TO THE LIMITED OFFICE SPACE AT URBAN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES, THESE OFFICERS WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT AT YU YUET LAI BUILDING IN WYNDHAM STREET.

THE LATEST CHANGES CAME AFTER THE CREATION OF THE NEW LANDS DEPARTMENT ON APRIL 1.

MEANWHILE, THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS STILL SOME CONFUSION AMONG MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC OVER THE ROLES AND FUNCTIONS OF DISTRICT OFFICERS AND DISTRICT LANDS OFFICERS.

♦IN THE PAST, ALL LAND MATTERS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE DEALT WITH BY DISTRICT OFFICERS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION. TODAY, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LAND ADMINISTRATION THROUGHOUT HONG KONG, INCLUDING THE NEW TERRITORIES,* HE SAID.

*THE DEPARTMENT HAS A HEADQUARTERS (IN MURRAY BUILDING) AND 12 DISTRICTS - FOUR IN THE URBAN AREA AND EIGHT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES - EACH RUN BY A DISTRICT LANDS OFFICER.*

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1982

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DR OWEN CALLS SHA TIN NEW TOWN ’A TOWN PLANNER’S DREAM’ *****

VISITING BRITISH MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, DR DAVID OWEN, TODAY DESCRIBED WORK BEING CARRIED OUT IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN AS *A TOWN PLANNER’S DREAM.♦

DR OWEN, WHO ARRIVED LAST NIGHT ON A THREE-DAY VISIT, SAID HE WAS +VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE TREMENDOUS PACE OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE TOWN.*

HE MADE THE COMMENTS DURING A VISIT TO SHA TIN NEW TOWN THIS MORNING, ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, MR JOHN DON. HE HAD FLOWN INTO THE TOWN AFTER A HELICOPTER TOUR OF HONG KONG ISLAND.

DR OWEN WAS MET ON ARRIVAL AT SHA TIN NEW TOWN BY THE PROJECT MANAGER OF SHA TIN, MR KEITH AUSTIN, AND THE DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER, l*R FRANK HO-ASJOE.

DR OWEN WAS THEN TAKEN TO A LOOKOUT POINT AT SUI WO COURT WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE GROWTH, PROGRESS AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN WHICH IS NOW HOME FOR ABOUT 180 000 PEOPLE.

HE ALSO SAW THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL WHICH WILL BE OPENED IN NOVEMBER.

LATER, DR OWEN SPENT THE AFTERNOON LOOKING OVER VARIOUS PROJECTS AND LOCATIONS IN ABERDEEN, ACCOMPANIED BY THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR GRAHAM BARNES.

THE VISITS STARTED WHEN HE BOARDED A MARINE LAUNCH AT SHEK PAI WAN GOVERNMENT PIER FOR A CRUISE OF THE ABERDEEN TYPHOON SHELTER TO LOOK OVER ACTIVITIES THERE. GOING ALONG ALSO WERE THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT, MR K.C. KWONG, AND THE CHIEF PUBLIC WORKS OFFICER, MR C.K. LAM, AS WELL AS THE SENIOR FISHERIES RESEARCH OFFICER, DR K.C. LEE AND MARINE OFFICER, GEORGE KWOK.

ON RETURNING TO THE PIER, DR OWEN AND PARTY PROCEEDED TO THE ROOFTOP OF LEI NING HOUSE, IN AP LEI CHAU ESTATE. HERE, DR OWEN WAS BRIEFED ON THE LATEST HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS.

AFTERWARDS, DR OWEN VISITED A FAMILY IN THE ESTATE, AND THEN CONCLUDED HIS AFTERNOON’S TOUR WITH A VISIT TO OCEAN PARK.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1982

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COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS * * *

A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POST-GRADUATE STUDY OR RESEARCH AT UNIVERSITIES ARE BEING OFFERED TO RESIDENTS IN HONG KONG.

THESE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE INTENDED FOR PERSONS WHO ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LIFE IN HONG KONG ON THEIR RETURN FORM STUDY ABROAD.

COUNTRIES OFFERING SCHOLARSHIPS ARE THE UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, NIGERIA, MALAYSIA, JAMAICA, GHANA AND SRI LANKA.

THE COURSE OF STUDY NORMALLY EXTENDS OVER A PERIOD OF TWO ACADEMIC YEARS.

THE EMOLUMENTS WILL COVER APPROVED EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL, LIVING AND STUDY DURING THE TENURE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE COMMONWEALTH CITIZENS NORMALLY RESIDENT IN HONG KONG AND NOT MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF AGE AT THE TIME THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMENCES. THEY SHOULD ALSO BE GRADUATES OF RECOGNISED UNIVERSITIES OR HOLDERS OF EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS.

APPLICANTS WHO ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE AWARDS MUST SATISFY CERTAIN LANGUAGE, HEALTH AND IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS.

APPLICATION FORMS AND OTHER PARTICULARS CONCERNING THE SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT LEIGHTON CENTRE, 15TH FLOOR, 77 LEIGHTON ROAD, HONG KONG.

" A COMPLETED FORMS AND RELATED DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE SECTION NOT LATER THAN SEPtMBER 30.

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TOP PSYCHOLOGIST JOINS CORRECTIONAL SERVICES * * * *

A WELL-KNOWN PSYCHOLOGIST, DR ROBERT G. ANDRY, ARRIVED FROM ENGLAND TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO JOIN THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AS AN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER IN CHARGE OF ITS PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES AND PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT.

DR ANDRY, WHO HAS A WIDE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE, WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR GUIDING THE EXPANSION OF THE DEPARTMENT’S PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ITS CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMMES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

DR ANDRY HAS BEEN TO HONG KONG SEVERAL TIMES.

ON HIS FIRST VISIT IN 1975, HE RECOMMENDED THE INTRODUCTION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES IN THE DEPARTMENT.

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HE VISITED HONG KONG AGAIN IN 1978 AND DEALT WITH THE EXPANSION OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT.

ON HIS LAST VISIT IN 1981, HE ADVISED THE DEPARTMENT ON SERVICE MAINTENANCE.

DR ANDRY SPECIALISES IN PSYCHOLOGY AND CRIMINOLOGY.

HE SPENT ALMOST HIS ENTIRE ACADEMIC CAREER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, WHERE HE BUILT UP A SUB-DEPARTMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY’S INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, AND AT ST THOMAS HOSPITAL, SPECIALISING IN CRIMINOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, MAINLY TRAINING HEADS AND STAFF OF PENAL AND ALLIED EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

BEFORE COMING TO HONG KONG, HE HAD A POSITION AS A FULL PROFESSOR IN THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL AND AS A VISITING PROFESSOR AT THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY.

DR ANDRY IS MARRIED WITH TWO CHILDREN.

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BRIEFING FOR D.B. CANDIDATES ON ELECTORAL PROCEDURES * * * *

THIRTY CANDIDATES FOR THE COMING EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS WERE GIVEN A BRIEFING TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ON DETAILS OF ELECTORAL PROCEDURES ON POLLING DAY.

PROVISIONS IN THE CORRUPT AND ILLEGAL PRACTICES ORDINANCE GOVERNING CAMPAIGNING ACTIVITIES BY CANDIDATES AND OTHER ELECTION MATTERS WERE ALSO EXPLAINED TO THEM.

THE BRIEFING, HELD AT THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, WAS CONDUCTED BY OFFICIALS OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE, THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT AND THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION.

THIS WAS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS ORGANISED FOR CANDIDATES CONTESTING IN THE 10 URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS ON SEPTEMBER 23.

THE OTHERS WILL BE HELD IN THE RESPECTIVE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

MEANWHILE ONE OF THE 230 CANDIDATES NOMINATED FOR THE ELECTIONS HAS WITHDRAWN HIS CANDIDATURE. HE IS MR CHEUNG KAM-MAN OF NAM CHEONG WEST, A CONSTITUENCY IN SHAM SHU I PO DISTR ICT.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1982

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SHOWS * * * *

THE FIRST EVER DOUBLE EVENT ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD INDUSTRIAL SUB-COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WILL BE OPENED IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AT 3 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE EVENT COMPRISES +SAFETY EXTRAVAGANZA*, A MULTIVISION SLIDE SHOW ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, AND AN EXHIBITION DISPLAYING A WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT BY EIGHT PARTICIPATING FIRMS.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE PERFORMED BY MR LAM KIN-MING, CHAIRMAN OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD INDUSTRIAL SUBCOMMITTEE; DR J.W. HAYES, DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR; W HAMISH MACLEOD, TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER; MRS SUSAN TANG, CHAIRMAN OF THE TSUEN WAN +SAFETY EXTRAVAGANZA* ORGANISING COMMITTEE; AND DR RICHARD LAI, CHAIRMAN, TSUEN WAN FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIES.

THE SHOW AND THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 TO WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

A NINE-SEATER VAN AM2838, WILL LEAVE LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, AT 1.45 PM SHARP TO TAKE REPORTERS AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHERS TO TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL FOR THE OPENING CEREMONY. MR TONY AU-YEUNG OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WILL BE PRESENT TO ASSIST THE PRESS.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN SHA TIN

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THE SOUTHBOUND LANE ON THE SLIP ROAD NEAR THE SHA TIN FIRE STATION LEADING FROM TAI PO ROAD TO YUEN WO ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 12.01 AM TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 3) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

THIS ARRANGEMENT WILL BE REPEATED ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 4).

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES FROM TAI PO ROAD WILL HAVE TO USE A TEMPORARY ROAD BEHIND THE FIRE STATION BEFORE REJOINING YUEN WO ROAD.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1982

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PROPRIETOR FINED FOR DELAYING LABOUR INSPECTOR * * *

EMPLOYERS WERE WARNED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THEY SHOULD GIVE EVERY POSSIBLE COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE TO LABOUR INSPECTORS OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT DURING THEIR ROUTINE VISITS TO PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT.

THE WARNING WAS ISSUED BY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOLLOWING A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH A GARMENT FACTORY PROPRIETOR WAS FINED $2 500 FOR DELAYING A LABOUR INSPECTOR IN THE EXECUTION OF HIS DUTIES.

HE SAID THAT WHEN THE INSPECTOR CALLED ON THE FACTORY FOR A ROUTINE VISIT ON APRIL 1, HE WAS DELAYED FOR FIVE MINUTES BEFORE BEING ADMITTED INTO THE PREMISES.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR INSPECTORATE WERE AUTHORISED BY LAW TO ENTER PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT, SUCH AS FACTORIES, OFFICES AND SHOPS, TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTIES.

THIS AUTHORISATION IS STATED IN THEIR WARRANT CARDS.

HE ADDED THAT AN OBSTRUCTION OFFENCE CARRIES A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5 000 UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

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WATER CUT IN TSZ WAN SHAN

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FRESH AND SALT WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN TSZ WAN SHAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 3) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR WATER MAINS CONNECTION.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY YUK WAH STREET, PO FONG LANE, PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND PO MING LANE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

IMPORTANCE OF TRADE WITH AMERICA STRESSED........................ 1

BUILDING PLANS APPROVED FOR JULY................................. 3

SAFETY PLEA TO TSUEN WAN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES............

WARNING ABOUT FALSE AD SEEKERS .................................. 5

MANUAL ON HOTEL JOBS ............................................ $

LECTURES ON HOW TO KEEP HEART HEALTHY............................ 7

FISHERMEN VISIT KOREA ........................................... 8

METRICATION FLOAT TAKES TO THE ROAD.............................. 9

TRAM SERVICES CURTAILED ON SATURDAY.............................. 9

SWIMMING CONTEST FOR YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK.................... 10

URBAN CLEARWAY IN QUARRY BAY

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1982

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IMPORTANCE OF TRADE WITH AMERICA STRESSED * * ft ft

HONG KONG’S TRADE WAS SMALL IN UNITED STATES TERMS, WITH LITTLE IMPACT ON THE U.S. ECONOMY, BUT THE U.S., ON THE OTHER HAND WAS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO HONG KONG, TAKING 36 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN 1981.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, IN A JOINT TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION LUNCHEON TALK IN NEW YORK TODAY (SEPTEMBER 2).

MR BREMRIDGE POINTED OUT THAT IN OVERALL U.S. TRADE TERMS, HONG KONG SUPPLIED ONLY TWO PER CENT OF TOTAL U.S. IMPORTS AND TOOK 1.2 PER CENT OF AMERICAN EXPORTS TO THE WORLD.

♦ALTHOUGH HONG KONG IS SOMETIMES REPRESENTED AS BEING A SIGNIFICANT SUPPLIER TO THE U.S. MARKET OF PARTICULAR PRODUCTS, SUCH CLAIMS NEED TO BE SEEN IN THEIR PROPER PERSPECTIVE,+ MR BREMRIDGE EXPLAINED.

HE SAID THAT HONG KONG EXPORTS TO THE COUNTRY HAD BEEN HELPED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR BY THE PATTERN OF AMERICAN CONSUMER SPENDING, WHICH HAD FALLEN OFF IN LARGER ITEMS SUCH AS MOTOR CARS AND HOUSING WHERE CREDIT WOULD BE AFFECTED BY HIGH INTEREST RATES, BUT HAD APPARENTLY NOT BEEN MUCH REDUCED ON-SMALLER ITEMS WHICH ARE HONG KONG’S MAIN EXPORTS TO THE U.S.t GARMENTS, TOYS, OFFICE MACHINES, WATCHES AND CLOCKS AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS.

EXCHANGE RATES ALSO HAD A BEARING IN ENABLING HONG KONG PRODUCTS TO REMAIN COST COMPETITIVE IN THE U.S., PARTICULARLY IN A SITUATION WHERE THE HONG KONG DOLLAR HAD BEEN WEAKENING AGAINST THE U.S. DOLLAR, WHILE HOLDING ITS GROUND AGAINST THE CURRENCIES OF THE COUNTRIES WHICH SUPPLY THE RAW MATERIALS FOR HONG KONG EXPORTS.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THAT DESPITE ADVERSE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, HONG KONG HAD SO FAR MANAGED TO SUSTAIN A REASONABLE PERFORMANCE IN THE AMERICAN MARKET IN 1982, WITH OVERALL GROWTH OF 11.2 PER CENT BY VALUE IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1981.

MR BREMRIDGE ALSO SAID THAT HONG KONG’S +DOORS ARE ALWAYS OPEN NOT ONLY TO THE UNRESTRICTED TARIFF-FREE IMPORT OF GOODS BUT ALSO TO INVESTMENT, EXPERTISE AND NEW TECHNOLOGY.♦

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THE U.S. WAS THE THIRD LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG IMPORTS, BUT WITH ONLY A IQ PER CENT SHARE AND ONE THAT HAD NOT BEEN INCREASING IN RECENT YEARS.

♦IF AMERICAN EXPORTERS HAVE BEEN A LITTLE SLOW TO EXPAND INTO THE HONG KONG MARKET, THE SAME CANNOT BE SAID FOR AMERICAN CONCERNS SEEKING TO INVEST AND PARTICIPATE IN HONG KONG INDUSTRY.

♦NEARLY 44 PER CENT OF DIRECT OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES CAME FROM THE U.S.A. IN 1981,♦ HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE POINTED OUT THAT AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT COVERING ALMOST 110 CONCERNS WAS LARGELY CONCENTRATED IN HONG KONG’S ELECTRONICS, CHEMICAL AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES, BUT OTHER INVESTMENTS WERE ALSO IN BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, AIRLINES, SHIPPING COMPANIES AND BUYING AGENTS.

OVERSEAS INVESTMENT, PARTICULARLY FROM THE U.S., WAS MOST WELCOME AND THERE WAS NO DISCRIMINATION AGAINST OVERSEAS COMPANIES, HE SAID.

ONLY THROUGH THE EXPANSION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT WITH EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE, COULD THE UNDERLYING ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES OF THE WORLD BE OVERCOME, MR BREMRIDGE SAID.

HONG KONG OFFERED EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES NOT ONLY AS A MARKET AND INVESTMENT CENTRE IN ITS OWN RIGHT, BUT ALSO AS THE IDEAL BASE FROM WHICH TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE REST OF ASIA AND IN PARTICULAR WITH CHINA, WITH WHOM HONG KONG’S RELATIONS HAD NEVER BEEN BETTER.

♦WE OFFER TO THE WORLD AN EXAMPLE OF SELF HELP BASED ON A FREE SOCIETY, LOW TAXES, HARD WORK, FREE TRADE WITH AN EVER OPEN DOOR TO THE U.S.A. IN PARTICULAR,+ MR BREMRIDGE CONCLUDED.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1982

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A TOTAL OF 66 NEW BUILDING PLANS WERE APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IN JULY THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH 84 IN JULY LAST YEAR.

OF THE NEW PLANS, 19 WERE FOR NEW BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 15 FOR KOWLOON AND 32 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDE A PATHOLOGY BUILDING EXTENSION AT QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL, POKFULAM ROAD, A KINDERGARTEN/CHURCH BUILDING AT MA TAU CHUNG ROAD, A PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE AT CANTON ROAD, TWO SCHOOLS AT HIP WO STREET, KWUN TONG, AND TIN SUM, SHA TIN, AND A CLUB HOUSE AT BEAS RIVER, SHEUNG SHU I.

THE DECLARED COST OF ALL THE NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS $532.22 MILLION, COMPARED WITH $431.82 MILLION IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

THEIR USABLE FLOOR AREA TOTALLED 185 866.7 SQUARE METRES, COMPRISING 151 348.4 SQUARE METRES OF NON-DOMESTIC AND 34 518.3 SQUARE METRES OF DOMESTIC FLOOR SPACE.

IN THE SAME MONTH, THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE ALSO GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 57 PROJECTS, INCLUDING A SCHOOL AT PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, A TEMPLE IN THE NORTH OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, A HOSPITAL IN YUEN LONG AND A BUS DEPOT IN TUEN MUN.

ALTOGETHER, 48 NEWLY-COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE CERTIFIED FOR OCCUPATION IN JULY, INCLUDING A CLUB HOUSE AT TUNG LO WAN ROAD, A SCHOOL IN CHI FU FA YUEN, POKFULAM ROAD, A HOSPITAL EXTENSION AT WATERLOO ROAD AND A PETROL FILLING STATION AT CHIK CHUEN STREET, TAI WAI.

THE OFFICE ALSO GAVE PERMISSION FOR 98 BUILDINGS TO BE DEMOLISHED.

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SAFETY PLEA TO TSUEN WAN EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES * * * * *

EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES IN TSUEN WAN WERE URGED TODAY (THURSDAY) TO PLAY A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION.

THE PLEA WAS MADE BY THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, DR J.W. HAYES, AT THE OPENING OF +SAFETY EXTRAVAGANZA* - AN AUDIO-VISUAL PRESENTATION ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY - AND AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY EQUIPMENT EXHIBITION HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL.

THE +SAFETY EXTRAVAGANZA* AND THE EXHIBITION, WHICH FORM PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S PUBLICITY PROGRAMME TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, ARE CO-SPONSORED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD INDUSTRIAL SUB-COMMITTEE.

DR HAYES, WHO WAS FORMERLY TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER, SAID TSUEN WAN HAD A PROUD RECORD OF ACHIEVING TREMENDOUS GROWTH IN INDUSTRY WHICH, HOWEVER, HAD ALSO BROUGHT ABOUT AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS.

HE CALLED FOR A +CONCERTED EFFORT* BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE EMPLOYERS AND THE EMPLOYEES TO REDUCE THESE ACCIDENTS.

+FOR OUR PART,* HE SAID, *WE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION BY ENFORCING LEGISLATION, PROVIDING MORE TRAINING AND ADVICE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND INTENSIFYING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS ON THIS IMPORTANT SUBJECT.*

DR HAYES’ PLEA WAS ECHOED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD INDUSTRIAL SUB-COMMITTEE, MR LAM KIN-MING, WHO POINTED OUT THAT MORE THAN 180 000 PEOPLE OF THE 610 000 POPULATION IN TSUEN WAN WORKED IN FACTORIES AND IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND TRANSPORT INDUSTRIES.

HE HOPED THAT EVERY EMPLOYER WOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE WORK SAFETY OF HIS EMPLOYEES AND THAT EVERY WORKER WOULD ATTACH MORE IMPORTANCE TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PRECAUTIONARY f€ASURES.

MRS SUSAN TANG, CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE +SAFETY EXTRAVAGANZA*, LATER DECLARED THE SHOW OPEN BY PERFORMING A SWITCHING-ON CEREMONY.

THE +SAFETY EXTRAVAGANZA* AND THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 11 AM TO 8.30 PM DAILY FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) UNTIL NEXT WEDNESDAY.

THE EXHIBITION FEATURES A WIDE RANGE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT DISPLAYED BY EIGHT LOCAL FIRMS.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1982

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MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WERE WARNED TODAY (THURSDAY) AGAINST FRAUDULENT REQUESTS FOR PLACEMENT OF ADVERTISEMENTS IN PUBLICATIONS PURPORTING TO BE PRODUCED BY CIVIL SERVANTS UNIONS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WERE INSTANCES OF FRAUDULENCE RECENTLY IN WHICH PEOPLE WERE CANVASSING FOR ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE NAME OF SOME CIVIL SERVANTS UNIONS.

HE STATED THAT NO CIVIL SERVANTS UNIONS MIGHT PRODUCE ANY PUBLICATIONS WITH PAID ADVERTISEMENTS WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE.

CONDITIONS FOR APPROVAL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING*

* REQUESTS FOR ADVERTISEMENTS MUST BE BY LETTER ONLY.

M THE UNION CONCERNED MUST ENSURE THAT THE METHODS OF CANVASSING FOR ADVERTISEMENTS WILL NOT BRING THE PUBLIC SERVICE INTO DISREPUTE.

M ADVERTISERS SHOULD BE ASKED TO MAKE PAYMENT BY CROSSED CHEQUE MADE OUT TO THE UNION AND SENT BY MAIL TO ITS REGISTERED ADDRESS.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT AGREEMENT OR REFUSAL TO PLACE SUCH ADVERTISEMENTS WOULD IN NO WAY AFFECT DEALINGS WITH THE GOVERNMENT OR CIVIL SERVANTS.

WHEN IN DOUBT ABOUT THE MATTER, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY CHECK WITH THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH STAFF RELATIONS DIVISION AT 5-225409.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1982

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MANUAL ON HOTEL JOBS

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THE HOTEL, CATERING AND TOURISM TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL HAS PUBLISHED A MANUAL ON PRINCIPAL JOBS IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY.

THE MANUAL RECOMMENDS STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR 101 JOBS AT MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISORY, CLERICAL, OPERATIVE, TECHNICIAN, CRAFT AND OTHER LEVELS.

IT SPECIFIES THE SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING REQUIRED FOR EACH OF THE JOBS AS WELL AS PROVIDES GUIDELINES FOR TESTING COMPETENCY UPON COMPLETION OF TRAINING.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRAINING BOARD, MR LARRY M.K. TCHOU, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THESE RECOMMENDATIONS, IF FOLLOWED, WOULD UPGRADE MANPOWER TRAINING ESSENTIAL FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY.

HE ALSO EMPHASISED THAT THE MANUAL WOULD BE A USEFUL REFERENCE FOR THE INDUSTRY.

COPIES OF THE MANUAL AT $42 EACH ARE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE.

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LECTURES ON HOW TO KEEP HEART HEALTHY * * * *

TWO PUBLIC TALKS ON HEART DISEASES AND ON WAYS OF KEEPING THE HEART HEALTHY WILL BE GIVEN BY MEDICAL EXPERTS ON THE SATURDAYS OF SEPTEMBER 4 AND 11.

THEY WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 3.30 PM AND 4.30 PM IN THE LADY TRENCH AUDITORIUM OF THE DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING, 15 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

THE LECTURES ARE PART OF A CAMPAIGN JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG CARDIOLOGICAL SOCIETY.

THE TALKS THIS SATURDAY WILL FOCUS ON THE CAUSES OF HEART DISEASES AND ON PREVENTIVE MEASURES AND WILL BE CONDUCTED BY DR KONG SIU MING, PRESIDENT OF THE CARDIOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND CONSULTANT PHYSICIAN OF THE DEPARTMENT.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT BECAUSE OF THE GROWING INCIDENCE OF HEART DISEASE, IT IS IMPORTANT TO TAKE PREVENTIVE MEASURES.

LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 7 □□□ PERSONS DIED OF VARIOUS HEART DISEASES, ACCOUNTING FOR ABOUT 30 PER CENT OF ALL DEATHS IN HONG KONG.

ADMISSION TO THE LECTURES IS FREE.

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT AT 5-720861.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TALKS TO BE HELD BETWEEN 3.30 PM AND 4.30 PM ON THE SATURDAYS OF SEPTEMBER 4 AND SEPTEMBER 11.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1982

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FISHERMEN VISIT KOREA

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TEN HONG KONG FISHERMEN WILL LEAVE THIS WEEKEND FOR A FAMILIARISATION VISIT TO SOUTH KOREA.

WHILE IN THE COUNTRY, THEY WILL VISIT THE KORMARINE 1982 FISHERIES EXHIBITION AND THE DEEP SEA FISHING TRAINING CENTRE IN PUSAN.

THE GROUP WILL ALSO CALL AT FISH MARKETS AND FISHING PORTS AND INSPECT FISHING VESSELS.

THE HONG KONG FISHERMEN AND THEIR SOUTH KOREAN COUNTERPARTS WILL EXCHANGE VIEWS ON MODERN FISHING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES.

THE FISHERMEN WILL VISIT OSAKA ON THEIR WAY BACK TO HONG KONG.

THE TOUR IS BEING SPONSORED BY THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT.

TWO OFFICERS FROM THE ORGANISATION WILL ACCOMPANY THE FISHERMEN DURING THE 11-DAY VISIT.

THIS IS THE SECOND OVERSEAS TOUR BY LOCAL FISHERMEN SPONSORED BY THE ORGANISATION.

IN JUNE LAST YEAR 13 FISHERMEN ATTENDED THE FIRST ASIAN FISHING AND AQUACULTURE EXHIBITION IN SINGAPORE.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER'2, 1932

METRICATION FLOAT TAKES TO THE ROAD it it Jt

KOWLOON WILL BE BRIGHTENED UP TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON WHEN A COLOURFUL METRICATION CARNIVAL FLOAT GOES SWINGING DOWN THE STREETS, BROADCASTING METRICATION SONGS ON THE WAY.

THE FLOAT WILL BE MANNED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG ARTISTES IN THEIR JOINT EFFORT WITH THE METRICATION COMMITTEE TO SPREAD THE METRICATION MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC.

SCHEDULED STOPS FOR THE FLOAT ARE*

1.00 - 3.00 PM

3.15 - 3.30 PM

3.45 - 4.00 PM

4.15 - 4.30 PM

TSIM SHA TSUI PUBLIC PIER JORDAN ROAD (KWUN CHUNG MARKET) 01 MAN ESTATE BUS TERMINUS LOK FU ESTATE (MARKET)

WHERE THE FLOAT STOPS, RTHK MEMBERS WILL TALK TO THE SPECTATORS, ASK THEM QUESTIONS ABOUT METRICATION AND GIVE AWAY PRIZES SUCH AS COFFEE POTS, CARPET SWEEPERS AND CONVERSION SLIDE RULES.

THE EVENT REPRESENTS THE METRICATION COMMITTEE’S FIRST ATTEMPT AT ’WORD OF MOUTH’ PROMOTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE JOURNEY OF THE METRICATION CARNIVAL FLOAT TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT THE TIMES AND PLACtS INDICATED.

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TRAM SERVICES CURTAILED ON SATURDAY * * *

TRAM SERVICES WILL BE CURTAILED THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) TO ALLOW FOR THE REALIGNMENT OF NEW TRAM TRACKS IN SHEUNG WAN.

THE LAST TRAMS WILL DEPART FROM SHAU KEI WAN TO WESTERN MARKET AT 10.50 PM; FROM NORTH POINT TO WHITTY STREET AND WESTERN MARKET AT 11.03 PM; FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO KENNEDY TOWN, WHITTY STREET AND WESTERN MARKET AT 11.10 PM; FROM KENNEDY TOWN TO HAPPY VALLEY AT 11.43 PM; FROM WHITTY STREET TO NORTH POINT AT 11.38 PM; FROM WHITTY STREET TO HAPPY VALLEY AT 11.49 PM ; FROM WESTERN MARKET TO SHAU KEI WAN AT 11.30 PM; FROM WESTERN MARKET TO NORTH POINT AT 11.46 PM, AND FROM WESTERN MARKET TO HAPPY VALLEY AT 11.57 PM.

ADDITIONAL TRAM SERVICES WILL BE OPERATED BETWEEN

SHAU KEI WAN AND HAPPY VALLEY, AND BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND WAN CHAI (FENWICK STREET) AFTER 10.20 PM.

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SWIMMING CONTEST FOR YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK *****

AN INTER-DISTRICT SWIMMING COMPETITION FOR RESIDENTS IN YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK WILL BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER AND NEXT MONTH.

THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY SPORT AND CULTURAL COMPETITIONS BEING SPONSORED BY THE YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARDS TO PROMOTE STRONGER IDENTIFICATION AMONG RESIDENTS WITH THEIR DISTRICTS.

ENROLMENT FORMS FOR THE SWIMMING CONTEST MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICES OF THE YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK DISTRICTS.

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URBAN CLEARWAY IN QUARRY BAY * * * *

THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KING’S ROAD IN QUARRY BAY BETWEEN SAI WAN TERRACE AND ZUNG FU INDUSTRIAL BUILDING WILL BE DESIGNATED AS A 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 10 AM THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 4).

WITHIN THE SECTION, VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR ATTENDS AMS DINNER ............................. 1

ANALYSIS OF HONG KONG'S RE-EXPORT TRADE BY COUNTRY FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 1982 .................................... 2

BUILDINGS ORDINANCE PROTECTS MAN IN THE STREET .......... 5

FARE REVISION FOR HONG KONG ISLAND MAXICABS ............. 7

QUEENSWAY LOT FOR SALE................................... 7

THAI OFFICIALS VISIT INSTITUTIONS ....................... 8

GARNER TO LECTURE IN JAPAN .............................. 8

BOOSTING METRICATION CW TV .............................. 9

LANTERN DESIGN CONTEST OPEN TO ALL...................... 10

CB1TRAL - MACDONNELL ROAD BUS SERVICES ................. 11

RIGHT TURN BANNING IN CHEUNG SHA WAN ................... 11

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982

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GOVERNOR ATTENDS AMS DINNER

M * M *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE TODAY PRAISED THE AUXILIARY ■EDICAL SERVICE AS AN IMPRESSIVE FORCE CONSISTING OF DEDICATED EN AND WOMEN WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO THE PUBLIC GOOD.

SPEAKING AT THE AMS OFFICERS’ MESS DINNER THIS EVENING, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS REASSURING FOR THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT SUCH STRONG SUPPORT WAS AVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED.

♦EVERY WEEKEND MEMBERS OF THE AMS HELP TO MAKE OUR RECREATION AREAS SAFE BY OFFERING LIFE GUARD, FIRST AID AND AMBULANCE SERVICES AT OUR BEACHES AND COUNTRY PARKS,* HE SAID.

♦IN ADDITION, THE AMS STANDS READY TO AUGMENT MEDICAL SERVICES IN TIMES OF DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES SO AS TO MINIMISE SUFFERINGS AND FATALITIES THAT MAY ARISE IN SUCH SITUATIONS,* HE ADDED.

THE AMS SUPPORT OF THE REGULAR MEDICAL SERVICES THROUGH TS INVOLVEMENT WITH REFUGEE PROBLEMS AS WELL AS ITS SERVICE AT fETHADONE MAINTENANCE CENTRES WERE ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PUBLIC GOOD, HE SAID.

♦I AM SURE THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG COUNT THEMSELVES FORTUNATE TO HAVE SUCH A SERVICE WITH SO MANY MEN AND WOMEN PREPARED TO GIVE FREELY OF THEIR TIME TO SERVE THE PUBLIC,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

THE COMMISSIONER OF THE AMS, DR K.L. THONG SAID THAT SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1950, THE AMS HAD GROWN FROM A COMPARATIVELY SMALL MEMBERSHIP OF JUST OVER 1 000 TO THE PRESENT ESTABLISHMENT CF NEARLY 6 000 VOLUNTEERS.

HE SAID THE BASIC ROLE OF THE AMS WAS TO AUGMENT REGULAR MEDICAL AND AMBULANCE SERVICE? IN CASE OF AIRCRAFT CRASHES, FIRES, MAJOR EPIDEMICS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES.

+WE HAVE, OVER THE YEARS, PROVIDED TRAINED, DISCIPLINED AND

• PROPERLY EQUIPPED PERSONNEL TO FULFILL OUR FUNCTIONS, THROUGH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AMS SUB-UNITS IN ALL URBAN AREAS AND MOST . RURAL TOWNSHIPS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND OUTLYING ISLANDS,* DR THONG SAID.

♦IN RECENT YEARS, WE HAVE RESPONDED TO DISASTERS SUCH AS LANDSLIPS, FLOODS, TYPHOONS AND THE INFLUX OF REFUGEES,♦ HE ADDED.

THE DEDICATED AND DEVOTED MEMBERS OF THE AMS WERE CALLED UPON REGULARLY TO AUGMENT MEDICAL TREATMENT CENTRES, STAFF MEDICAL POSTS WITHIN REFUGEE CAMPS, OPERATE AMBULANCES, PROVIDE LIFE GUARD SERVICES AND MAN FIRST-AID POSTS AT MAJOR PUBLIC FUNCTIONS.

♦ALL THESE ACTIVITIES ARE WILLINGLY AND CHEERFULLY CARRIED OUT IRRESPECTIVE OF HOLIDAYS OR SUNDAYS, NIGHT OR DAY AND THROUGH WEATHER FAIR OR FOUL.+ DR THONG SAID.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982

2 ANALYSIS OF HONG KONG'S RE-EXPORT TRADE BY COUNTRY FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 1982 M M *

THE VALUE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY TO JUNE 1982 WAS $21 417 MILLION, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF $1 881 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT, AS COMPARED TO THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT RELEASED TODAY A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 1982.

RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET

THE FOLLOWING SHOWS THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF FIVE MAJOR

MARKETS FOR HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS »- J. , , INCREASE (> MILLION) PERCENTAGE CHANGE %

JAN - JUNE 1982 (> MILLION) JAN - JUNE 1981 (> MILLION)

CHINA 4 119 3 927 ♦192 ♦ 5

U.S.A. 2 613 2 194 t ♦419 ♦19

INDONESIA 2 194 1 932 ♦262 ♦14

SINGAPORE 1 637 1 534 ♦103 ♦ 7

JAPAN 1 280 1 268 ♦ 12 ♦ 1

INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA (BY >192 MILLION OR FIVE PER CENT), THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS. THE COMMODITIES WITH SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE WOVEN FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES (BY >250 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT). CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY >102 MILLION OR 104 PER CENT). MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (BY >65 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT, PARTS AND ACCESSORIES (BY >57 MILLION OR 124 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND. DECREASES IN VALUE WERE MAINLY REGISTERED IN TEXTILE YARN (BY >267 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT) AND TELEVISION RECEIVERS (BY >260 MILLION OR 72 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. WERE REGISTERED IN CLOTHING (BY >237 MILLION OR 65 PER CENT), OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, MAINLY BASKET-WORK, WICKER-WORK AND ARTICLES OF PLAITING MATERIAL^ (BY >48 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT), VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BY >45 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT) AS WELL AS THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY 41 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT). SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN VALUE WERE NOTED FOR PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY >26 MILLION OR NINE PER CENT) AND OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUIT FOR EXTRACTION OF VEGETABLE OILS (BY >163 MILLION OR 100 PER CENT).

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RE-EXPORTS TO INDONESIA SHOWED INCREASES FOR ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES (INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES) (BY $97 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT), OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUIT FOR EXTRACTION OF VEGETABLE OILS (BY $72 MILLION OR 2 265 PER CENT), MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURES OF METALS (BY $61 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT). DECREASES IN VALUE WERE RECORDED FOR TEXTILE FIBRES (BY $17 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT) AND MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (BY 22 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO SINGAPORE WERE NOTED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS (BY $53 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT), SPICES (BY $23 MILLION OR 88 PER CENT), CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $15 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT) AND THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $6 MILLION OR THREE PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN INCREASED SLIGHTLY (BY $12 MILLION OR ONE PER CENT). NOTABLE INCREASES IN VALUE WERE MARKED FOR FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS AND THE PREPARATIONS (BY $57 MILLION OR 61 PER CENT), PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS(BY $31 MILLION OR 91 PER CENT) AND NON-FERROUS METAL (BY $19 MILLION OR 195 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES IN VALUE WERE MARKED FOR WOVEN COTTON FABRICS (BY $17 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT), THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS (BY $20 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) AND PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $41 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

RE-EXPORTS BROKEN DOWN BY MAJOR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ARE SHOWN BELOW t-

JAN - JUNE 1982 ($ MILLION) JAN - JUNE 1981 ($ MILLION) INCREASE/ DECREASE ($ MILLION) PERCENTAGE CHANGE %

CHINA 6 918 5 731 ♦1 187 +21

JAPAN 4 227 3 878 ♦ 348 ♦ 9

U.S.A. 2 334 1 812 ♦ 522 ♦29

TAIWAN 1 482 1 754 - 272 -16

REP. OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA) 778 846 68 - 8

CHINA WAS STILL THE LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS (BY $1 187 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT). INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN WERE NOTED FOR WOMEN’S, GIRLS’ AND INFANTS’ OUTERGARMENTS OF TEXTILE FABRICS (BY $137 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT); MEN’S AND BOYS’ OUTERGARMENTS OF TEXTILE FABRICS (BY $116 MILLION OR 120 PER CENT) ; TEXTILE YARN (BY $100 MILLION OR 93 PER CENT) ; WOVEN FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES (BY $71 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT) AND PREPARED OR PRESERVED VEGETABLES, ROOTS AND TUBERS (BY $63 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT).

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MOST RE-EXPORTED COMMODITIES OF JAPAN ORIGIN EXPERIENCED STRONG GROWTH. THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ITEMS INCLUDED WOVEN FABRICS CF MAN-MADE FIBRES (BY $36 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT). RADIO BROADCAST RECEIVERS (BY $33 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT), MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES (BY $31 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PARTS AND ACCESSORIES (BY $31 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT).

OVERSEAS PURCHASES OF THE U.S. PRODUCTS THROUGH HONG KONG REMAINED ACTIVE FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 1982. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND APPARATUS (BY $56 MILLION OR 337 PER CENT), THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS (BY $45 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT), AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR OFFICE AND DATA PROCESSING MACHINES (BY $39 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF TAIWAN ORIGIN WERE RECORDED FOR WOVEN FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES (BY $143 MILLION OR 51 PER CENT), WHILE DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE YARN (BY $160 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT) AND KNITTED OR CROCHETED FABRICS (BY $108 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA) ORIGIN DECLINED SLIGHTLY, PARTICULARLY FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $62 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT) AND TELEVISION RECEIVERS (BY $56 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS BY ORIGIN AND DESTINATION

WHEN ANALYSED BY ORIGIN AND THEN BY DESTINATION, INCREASES WERE RECORDED FOR RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN TO THE U.S. (BY $288 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT), TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $93 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT), TO NIGERIA (BY $87 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT) AND TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA) (BY $86 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT). INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS CF JAPAN ORIGIN WERE MAINLY TO INDONESIA (BY $82 MILLION OR SEVEN PER CENT), TO CHINA (BY $82 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT) AND TO SINGAPORE (BY $34 MILLION OR NINE PER CENT). SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE ALSO NOTED IN RE-EXPORTS OF U.S. ORIGIN TO CHINA (BY $245 MILLION OR 104 PER CENT) AND TO SINGAPORE (BY $98 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE*, OF WHICH THE JUNE 1982 ISSUE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982

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BUILDINGS ORDINANCE PROTECTS MAN IN THE STREET *****

THE MAN IN THE STREET IS WELL PROTECTED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE AS ALL BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED BY PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH MINIMUM STANDARDS OF PROTECTION, THE ACTING PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR, MR CHRIS RILEY, SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT A ROTARY CLUB LUNCH MEETING, HE SAID THAT THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (BOO) WAS CONSTANTLY MONITORING DEVELOPERS AS WELL AS OCCUPANTS OF BUILDINGS TO SEE THAT THERE WERE NO MAJOR CONTRAVENTIONS OF THESE STANDARDS WHICH COVER SUCH SAFETY ASPECTS AS LIGHT AND AIR, STABILITY AND FIRE RISK.

HE SAID THE BOO FIRST SCRUTINISED NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANS TO ENSURE THAT THEY DID NOT CONFLICT WITH THE BROAD PLANNING STRATEGY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD.

THIS STRATEGY PROVIDES FOR OPEN SPACES AND COMMUNITY USES AND ENSURES THAT THE MANY USES OF BUILDINGS ARE NOT BROUGHT INTO AN UNORGANISED MIXTURE.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE AREA OF FLOOR SPACE IN A BUILDING, OR PLOT RATIO, WAS FAIRLY RIGIDLY CONTROLLED.

THIS TOGETHER WITH OTHER CONTROL ASPECTS, HAD LED TO ACCUSATIONS THAT THE AUTHORITY HAD BEEN INFLEXIBLE, INHIBITING ■♦PROGRESSIVE ARCHITECTURE AND DEVELOPMENT* OR SHOWING +LACK OF UNDERSTANDING* OF ACCOMMODATION PROBLEMS.

♦MANY OF THESE ACCUSATIONS ARE FOUNDED ON FINANCIAL ARGUMENTS RATHER THAN ON THE MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED THE MINIMUM.

♦THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS AWARE OF AND NOT UNSYMPATHETIC TO THE ARGUMENTS IN EACH TYPE OF CASE BUT HE MUST SEE TO IT THAT VARIATIONS TO THE NORM DOES NOT APPEAR GREAT,♦ MR RILEY SAID.

♦DEVELOPERS MAY WELL BE CONVINCED THAT THEIR SCHEMES ARE SO GOOD THAT A FEW CONTRAVENTIONS ARE INSIGNIFICANT AND WILL NOT PREJUDICE THE ENVIRONMENT GENERALLY WHILE THE MAN WITH AN UNAUTHORISED EXTENSION TO A BUILDING CONSIDERS THAT IT IS QUITE INSIGNIFICANT IN PROPORTION TO THE BUILDING,♦ HE ADDED.

BUT HE STRESSED THAT A MULTIPLICATION OF THESE CONTRAVENTIONS COULD HAVE AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON NEIGHBOURS.

MR RILEY SAID THAT BEFORE PLANS WERE FINALLY APPROVED, SPECIALIST DIVISIONS MUST APPRAISE NOT ONLY THE BASIC STRUCTURAL DESIGN BUT ALSO THE EFFECTS OF MAJOR PROJECTS, SUCH AS THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY, AND SPECIAL GEOTECHNICAL PROBLEMS.

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ONCE APPROVAL WAS GIVEN, HE ADDED, ANOTHER ASPECT OF THE BOO DUTIES CAME INTO OPERATION.

♦WHEN DEVELOPMENT BEGINS, BOTH DEMOLITION AND CONSTRUCTION WORK MUST BE CARRIED OUT IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE MAN IN THE STREET CAN GO HIS WAY UNDISTURBED BY FEARS OF INJURY. BUT SERIOUS INCIDENTS DO OCCASIONALLY OCCUR,+ MR RILEY SAID.

♦SOMETIMES SUCH INCIDENTS OCCUR DESPITE ALL REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS HAVING BEEN TAKEN BUT EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT OFTEN IT IS THE CALCULATED RISK TAKEN TO SAVE TIME AND USUALLY MONEY - THAT IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF SUCH INCIDENTS,* HE NOTED.

WITH REGARD TO UNAUTHORISED EXTENSIONS, HE SAID THE TEMPTATION TO UTILISE ALL FLAT ROOFS AS ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATION HAD CLEARLY NOT BEEN FIERCELY RESISTED BY THE OCCUPIERS OF PREMISES.

HOWEVER, HE STRESSED THAT THIS AREA WOULD BE MONITORED WITH INCREASING VIGOR.

MR RILEY SAID THAT NEW BUILDINGS, HOWEVER WELL DESIGNED OR CONSTRUCTED, WERE NOT FREE OF POSSIBLE STABILITY PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF TYPHOONS, RAINSTORMS OR FIRES.

♦ANY EMERGENCY INCIDENTS REPORTED BY THE PUBLIC CONCERNING PRIVATE BUILDINGS ARE INVESTIGATED BY ENGINEERS, GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS OR BUILDING SURVEYORS FROM THE BOO WHO ARE ALWAYS ON CALL THROUGH A STANDING EMERGENCY ORGANISATION AND WHO WILL ADVISE ON EMERGENCY MEASURES THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN, TO BE FOLLOWED LATER BY MORE PERMANENT SOLUTIONS,* HE ADDED.

♦SUCH HAZARDS HAVE AN EVEN GREATER EFFECT ON THE THREE OR FOUR THOUSAND BUILDINGS IN HONG KONG THAT ARE DETERIORATING THROUGH AGE OR THROUGH LACK OF MAINTENANCE.

♦MANY OF THESE ARE ALREADY UNDER SURVEILLANCE BY THE DANGEROUS BUILDINGS DIVISION OF THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE WHO ALSO CARRY OUT SYSTEMATIC SURVEYS OF AREAS TO IDENTIFY POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS BUILDINGS,* HE SAID.

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE, ALTHOUGH UNSPECTACULAR IN ITS REQUIREMENTS OR IN ITS EFFECT, HE SAID, DID HAVE AN INDIRECT INFLUENCE ON THE LIVES OF VIRTUALLY EVERYBODY IN HONG KONG AND ANY SIGNIFICANT RELAXATION OF THE STANDARDS WHICH HAD BEEN ACCEPTED AND HAD PROVED SUCCESSFUL OVER THE YEARS COULD ONLY RESULT IN A REDUCTION IN THE QUALITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE WAY OF LIFE OF THE MAN IN THE STREET.

♦THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS FULLY AWARE OF THE PART THAT HE MUST CONTINUE TO PLAY AND WILL NOT HESITATE TO RESIST ANY EROSION IN THE AREAS OF HIS CONTROL,+ HE ADDED.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982

- 7 -FARE REVISION FOR HONG KONG ISLAND MAX I CABS * * * *

FARES FOR FIVE HONG KONG ISLAND MAX I CAB ROUTES WILL BE INCREASED FROM THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) DUE TO RISING OPERATIONAL COSTS.

ROUTE 10 (CAUSEWAY BAY - SCENIC VILLAS/SANDY BAY) WILL HAVE ITS FARE RAISED FROM $2 TO S3; ROUTE 24 (MOUNT BUTLER -ADMIRALTY) FROM SI.50 TO S2.5O, AND ROUTE 25 (BRAEMAR HILL - ADMIRALTY) FROM SI.50 TO S2.

FOR ROUTES 11 AND 31 BETWEEN TIN WAN AND CAUSEWAY BAY, THE FARE WILL BE INCREASED FROM S2.50 TO S3.50.

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QUEENSWAY LOT FOR SALE

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THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING A 1.069-HECTARE LOT OF TWO SITES AT QUEENSWAY FOR SALE BY TENDER.

THE FIRST SITE WILL ALLOW FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, EXCLUDING GODOWN, HOTEL AND RESIDENTIAL USES.

THE SECOND SITE IS FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING GODOWN AND RESIDENTIAL) PURPOSES.

THE LOT COVERS A BUILDING COVENANT OF S283 MILLION WHICH MUST BE FULFILLED BEFORE THE END OF 1987.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS NOVEMBER 5, 1982.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON WEST, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR; AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN, TAI PO, NORTH, YUEN LONG, TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

TENDER PLANS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THESE OFFICES.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982

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THAI OFFICIALS VISIT INSTITUTIONS

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ELEVEN SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THAILAND’S DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION FOR GIRLS AND THE MAXIMUM SECURITY STANLEY PRISON.

THE GROUP, ON A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT HERE, WAS PARTICULARLY IMPRESSED WITH THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DPARTMENT’S VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS.

THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED ON THEIR VISIT BY THE DEPARTMENT’S PRODUCTION MANAGER, SUPERINTENDENT CHUN CHAK-LAM. THEY SAW THE VARIOUS FACILITIES IN THE INSTITUTIONS AND WERE BRIEFED ON THE PROGRAMMES PROVIDED.

TOMORROW, THEY WILL VISIT PIK UK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS, PIK UK PRISON AND ITS NEWLY-BUILT LAUNDRY BEFORE RETURNING TO BANGKOK ON SUNDAY.

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GARNER TO LECTURE IN JAPAN

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THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR THOMAS GARNER, WILL LEAVE FOR JAPAN ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO LECTURE AT A UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE AS A VISITING EXPERT.

THE THREE-MONTH COURSE, ORGANISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS ASIA AND FAR EAST INSTITUTE FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS (UNAFEl), WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 7.

THE THEME OF THE COURSE WILL BE ON +IMPROVEMENT OF CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMMES FOR MORE EFFECTIVE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS*.

IN HIS LECTURE, MR GARNER WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MINIMUM RULES FOR THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS.

ABOUT 40 PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES IN THE REGION WILL ATTEND THE COURSE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

TWO SENIOR OFFICERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT, SENIOR SUPT. ISH BHAGAT AND SUPT. FUNG KWAN-YUET WILL ALSO BE ATTENDING THE COURSE.

UNAFEl WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1961, AS A RESULT OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN TO PROMOTE REGIONAL COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE THROUGH TRAINING AND RESEARCH.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982

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BOOSTING METRICATION ON TV * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE TREATED TO AN ENTERTAINING AND REWARDING TELEVISION SERIES ENTITLED *LET’S GO METRIC* FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE GAME QUIZ PROGRAMME IN 13 EPISODES IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE METRICATION COMMITTEE.

IT WILL BE SCREENED ON TVB JADE EVERY SATURDAY AT 5 PM.

IT WAS HOPED THAT THROUGH THIS PROGRAMME, THE METRIC SYSTEM WOULD BE INTRODUCED TO +EVERY CORNER OF OUR SOCIETY*, SAID THE COMMITTEE’S CHAIRMAN, PROFESSOR S.Y. KING, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY).

+WE WANT TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE THAT THE METRIC SYSTEM IS BOTH EASY TO LEARN AND EASY TO USE, WHICH IS THE FUNDAMENTAL SPIRIT CF THE SYSTEM,* HE SAID.

APART FROM EDUCATING THE PUBLIC, THE PROGRAMME WOULD PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS AND HOME VIEWERS WITH A CHANCE TO HAVE FUN AND TO WIN ATTRACTIVE PRIZES BY GOING METRIC, PROFESSOR KING ADDED.

THE PROGRAMME WILL BE IDENTIFIED BY A VIBRANT THEME SONG PRODUCED BY EMI AND SUNG BY LOWELL LO AND FAMOUS DJ BRENDA LO.

THE TWO SINGERS WILL APPEAR IN PERSON AND SING THE METRICATION SONG IN SOME OF THE EPISODES.

ALSO APPEARING IN THE SERIES WILL BE A HOST OF CELEBRITIES, INCLUDING RENOWNED WRITERS, SINGERS, ACTORS AND ACTRESSES, FILM DIRECTORS, LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS, SCIENTISTS, FASHION DESIGNERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS AND LEADING MERCHANTS AND INDUSTRIALISTS, WHO WILL AIR THEIR VIEWS ON METRICATION.

PARTICIPANTS AND HOME VIEWERS WHO DO WELL IN THE QUIZ GAMES WILL BE ABLE TO WIN PRIZES RANGING FROM REFRIGERATORS AND WASHING MACHINES TO FAST FOOD COUPONS, WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF OVER $140 000.

LOCAL TRADES AND INDUSTRIES HAVE SHOWN THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE PROGRAMME BY SENDING 39 TEAMS TO TAKE PART IN THE GAMES.

THE SERIES IS SPONSORED BY KONG’S SPORTING GOODS COMPANY, CITIZEN WATCHES, ASIA PROVISIONS LTD., TSANG FOOK PIANO COMPANY, ST. HONORE CAKE SHOP, SINCERE COMPANY, MARATHON SPORTS PUBLICATIONS, MELITTA ELECTRIC, EDWARD KELLER LTD. AND DE CORAL FAST FOOD.

PROFESSOR KING DISCLOSED THAT THE TV PROGRAMME WAS ONLY A PART OF HIS COMMITTEE’S LATEST EFFORTS TO PROMOTE METRICATION.

HE SAID THAT PUBLICITY POSTERS AND CONVERSION TABLES HAD RECENTLY BEEN PRODUCED FOR THE METRIC CHANGEOVER OF THE PIECE GOODS, TAILORING, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND CLOTHING TRADES.

/MESSAGES .......

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MESSAGES CITING EVERYDAY REFERENCES IN METRIC UNITS HAVE BEEN BROADCAST ON RADIO THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, AND WILL BE CONTINUED WITH THE INSERTION OF NEW REFERENCES.

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PRESS CONFERENCE, A METRICATION CARNIVAL FLOAT MANNED BY RTHK ARTISTES SET OUT FROM BROADCAST DRIVE TO SPREAD THE METRICATION MESSAGE IN THE STREETS OF KOWLOON.

THE METRICATION THEME SONG WAS BROADCAST ALONG THE WAY AND THE FLOAT ATTRACTED LARGE CROWDS.

PEOPLE WERE ASKED QUESTIONS ON METRICATION AND GIVEN SOUVENIR PRIZES FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION.

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LANTERN DESIGN CONTEST OPEN TO ALL

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A CHINESE MID-AUTUMN LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE FOUR AREA COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT TO PROMOTE INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL LANTERN DESIGN.

ENTRIES WILL BE PUT ON DISPLAY FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO XTOBER 1 IN COMMUNITY HALLS IN SHA TIN TO ADD COLOUR TO THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE LANTERNS WILL ALSO HIGHLIGHT THE +SHA TIN MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LANTERN NIGHT+ TO BE HELD AT THE JOCKEY CLUB TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND ON OCTOBER 2, THE DAY FOLLOWING THE FESTIVAL.

♦PROGRAMMES FOR THE LANTERN NIGHT ARE BEING PLANNED AND PROPOSED ACTIVITIES INCLUDE LION DANCES, SINGING, LANTERN PUZZLES, DANCE PERFORMANCES, AND LANTERN DISPLAYS,♦ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISERS SAID.

ABOUT 2 000 LOCAL RESIDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE EVENT WHICH IS A JOINT EFFORT BY VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTARY SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES IN THE DISTRICT.

ENTRIES FOR THE CONTEST SHOULD BE SENT TO THE LEK YUEN COMMUNITY HALL, THE WO CHE COMMUNITY HALL, OR THE SHA KOK COMMUNITY HALL NOT LATER THAN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25.

PEOPLE LIVING OUTSIDE SHA TIN ARE ALSO INVITED TO JOIN THE CONTEST.

THERE WILL BE NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES AND NO RESTRICTION ON THE SIZE OF LANTERNS AND THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS.

THE BEST THREE DESIGNS WILL BE SELECTED BY A PANEL OF JUDGES ON SEPTEMBER 27, WITH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED AT THE LANTERN NIGHT.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MRS REGINA LI AT 0-6052291.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982

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CENTRAL - MACDONNELL ROAD BUS SERVICES * * * *

DUE TO LOW PATRONAGE, SERVICES ON CMB ROUTE 12A BETWEEN CENTRAL AND MACDONNELL ROAD FOR LATE EVENINGS ON WEEKDAYS AND FOR SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS WILL BE CANCELLED.

FROM THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 5), THE NEW OPERATING HOURS FOR WEEKDAYS WILL BE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM.

MEANWHILE, TO MEET DEMAND ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, ADDITIONAL JOURNEYS WILL BE PROVIDED ON MAXICAB ROUTE NO. 1 BETWEEN HMS TAMAR AND MACDONNELL ROAD VIA KENNEDY ROAD AT 15-MINUTE INTERVALS FROM 7.30 AM TO 7.30 PM AT A FARE OF $1.

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RIGHT TURN BANNING IN CHEUNG SHA WAN * * *

WESTBOUND VEHICLES ALONG CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO TONKIN STREET FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) FOR ROAD WORK.

THIS ARRANGEMENT WILL LAST UNTIL MID-NOVEMBER.

MOTORISTS HEADING TOWARDS TONKIN STREET ARE ADVISED TO USE LAI CHI KOK ROAD OR UN CHAU STREET INSTEAD OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

KMB BUSES ON ROUTE 2 TO SO UK WILL BE DIVERTED VIA UN CHAU STREET.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR OUTDOOR PURSUITS STRESSED .............. 1

'MEET THE PUBLIC' SESSIONS IN SAI KUNG.......................... 2

DON’T DUMP FROM BOATS, PEOPLE TOLD ............................. 2

PLAN TO LEASE FORESHORE......................................... 3

LEFT TURN BAN IN FUNG WONG VILLAGE.............................. 3

MOVE TO IMPROVE HUNG HOM TRAFFIC FLOW .......................... 4

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FLYOVER

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR OUTDOOR PURSUITS STRESSED

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OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL PURSUITS HAD BECOME THE MOST POPULAR PASTIME IN DENSELY-POPULATED HONG KONG, THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE (RECREATION AND SPORT), MR DICKEN YUNG, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

HOWEVER, HE WARNED THAT PRECAUTIONS MUST BE TAKEN FOR SUCH PURSUITS IN UNPROTECTED PLACES.

MR YUNG WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A SEMINAR ON SAFETY IN LAND-ORIENTED OUTDOOR PURSUITS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS, W CHAM SIU-LUEN, WAS ALSO INVITED TO ADDRESS THE SEMINAR.

♦AS A RESULT OF THE EFFORTS OF THE GOVERNMENT, VARIOUS SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN PROMOTING RECREATION AND SPORTS, LOCAL RESIDENTS HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENROL IN SUCH ACTIVITIES,♦ HE SAID.

HE ALSO STRESSED THE NEED FOR PARTICIPANTS IN THESE ACTIVITIES TO UNDERSTAND SAFETY PRINCIPLES.

THE SEMINAR WAS HELD BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE CIVIL AID SERVICES, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

TALKS WERE ALSO GIVEN BY REPRESENTATIVES OF SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS, AND TRAINING OFFICERS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES AND THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICE.

AN OPEN FORUM, CHAIRED BY THE URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR HOWARD YOUNG, WAS HELD AT THE END OF THE SEMINAR.

ABOUT 3OO ORGANISERS, PLANNERS AND TRAINING OFFICERS CONNECTED WITH OUTDOOR PURSUITS WERE INVITED TO THE SEMINAR.

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’MEET THE PUBLIC’ SESSIONS IN SAI KUNG

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THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD WILL START ITS +MEET THE PUBLIC* SESSIONS TO RECEIVE SUGGESTIONS AND COMPLAINTS ON LOCAL AFFAIRS FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 6).

THIS WILL BE THE FOURTH DISTRICT BOARD IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, AFTER TSUEN WAN, SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN, TO HAVE SUCH SESSIONS.

TWO MEMBERS WILL BE ON DUTY AT THE BRANCH OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON MAN NIN STREET IN SAI KUNG EVERY MONDAY FROM 7 PM TO 9 PM, EXCEPT WHEN IT IS PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

PEOPLE WHO WISH TO MEET THE MEMBERS MAY EITHER TELEPHONE THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT AT 3-7557928 FOR APPOINTMENTS OR RETURN A COMPLETED APPOINTMENT FORM TO THE BOARD.

THESE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE, ITS BRANCH OFFICE AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

♦COMPLAINTS OR SUGGESTIONS WILL BE RECORDED AND FORWARDED TO CONCERNED DEPARTMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION,+ SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE +MEET THE PUBLIC* SESSION, WHICH IS INTRODUCED FOR A TRIAL PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS, WILL BE EXTENDED IF THE RESPONSE PROVES FAVOURABLE, HE ADDED.

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DON’T DUMP FROM BOATS, PEOPLE TOLD

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owners and masters of pleasure boats were told to help

EDUCATE THEIR CREW AND GUESTS TO KEEP THE BEACH WATERS CLEAN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID THE WATERS OF A NUMBER OF OTHERWISE BEAUTIFUL BEACHES ON THE ISOLATED ISLANDS AT ROCKY HARBOUR AND PORT SHELTER IN THE SAI KUNG AREA HAD BEEN TURNED INTO REFUSE DUMPS AS A RESULT OF INDISCRIMINATE DISCARDING OF EMPTY WINE BOTTLES, BEER AND SOFT DRINK CANS AND ALL KINDS OF OTHER LITTER BY PEOPLE FROM PLEASURE BOATS.

THE INDICATIONS WERE THAT THE LITTER WAS BEING DUMPED FROM PRIVATELY-OWNED PLEASURE BOATS, OR HIRED LAUNCHES BY PEOPLE WHO SHOULD KNOW BETTER AND WHO SHOULD SHOW MORE CIVIC MINDEDNESS BY HELPING KEEP THIS CITY CLEAN, HE SAID.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1982

PLAN TO LEASE FORESHORE * * *

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO LEASE ABOUT 1,15 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED OFF LOK KWAN STREET TO THE HONG KONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY LIMITED AS AN EXTENSION TO THE COMPANY’S EXISTING LOT IN TAI KOK TSUI.

A SPOKESMAN OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SAID THIS WOULD PERMIT EXPANSION OF EXISTING SHIPYARD FACILITIES UNTIL THE COMPANY TRANSFERRED ITS OPERATIONS FROM THE TAI KOK TSUI AREA TO TSING Yl IN THE LATE 198O*S.

ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL MUST REACH THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

THE AREA INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND THE RELEVANT PLAN CAN BE SEEN AT THE MONG KOK CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, TUNG PING BUILDING, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, AND AT SURVEY DIVISION OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, WHERE COPIES OF THE PLAN CAN BE PURCHASED ON ORDER FROM THE SALES OFFICE.

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VEHICLES ALONG FUNG TAK ROAD WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO SHEUNG FUNG STREET NORTHBOUND BETWEEN 8 PM AND 11 PM ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6 AND 7) FOR ROAD WORK.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR SHEUNG FUNG STREET ARE ADVISED TO USE SHA TIN PASS ROAD AND LUNG FUNG STREET.

AT THE SAME TIME, KMB ROUTES NO. 3A, 3B AND 15A WILL BE DIVERTED VIA FUNG TAK ROAD, PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD.

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MOVE TO IMPROVE HUNG HOM TRAFFIC FLOW * * * *

TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN, LOK SHAN ROAD BETWEEN KAU PUI LUNG ROAD AND MA TAU WAI ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 6).

AND NORTHBOUND VEHICLES ALONG KAU PUI LUNG ROAD WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO TIN KWONG ROAD OR GOING STRAIGHT INTO HOP YAT ROAD.

HOWEVER, THE BAN ON RIGHT TURNS FROM LOK SHAN ROAD EASTBOUND INTO MA TAU WAI ROAD WILL BE LIFTED.

AT THE SAME TIME, TAKU STREET BETWEEN WUHU STREET AND BULKELEY STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ROAD WORKS, WHICH WILL LAST FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC FROM MA TAU WAI ROAD HEADING FOR MING ON STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WUHU STREET AND DOCK STREET.

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PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 10 PM AND 6 AM FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) UNTIL THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) FOR ROAD WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, NORMAL TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED ON THE GROUND LEVEL ROAD.

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG ABLE TO MEET DEMANDS OF MARINE-BASED ENDEAVOUR ... 1

PRIMARY ONE APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE.................... 2

SAFETY HINTS FOR SCAFFOLDS AND WORK-PLATFORMS.................. 4

SUPPORT URGED FOR FIGHT AGAINST MOSQUITO BREEDING ............. 5

NEW SCHEME TO EASE CONGESTION IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN ... 6

TWO NEW POLICE STATIONS PLANNED................................ 6

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM IN TSUEN WAN ................ 7

IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN PLAYGROUNDS .............................. 8

ORCHESTRA PLATFORMS ........................................... 8

ABERDEEN TUNNEL TO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED ON SUNDAY ............ 9

URBAN CLEARWAY IN TSUEN WmN

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HONG KONG ABLE TO MEET DEMANDS OF MARINE-BASED ENDEAVOUR * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENIS BRAY, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT HONG KONG HAD THE CAPABILITY TO RESPOND VIGOROUSLY TO THE DEMANDS OF A WIDE RANGE OF MARINE-BASED ENDEAVOUR.

♦IN PARTICULAR WE CAN SATISFY THE EXACTING NEW DEMANDS OF THE OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT OF OIL RESOURCES,+ HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE LAUNCHING OF ANOTHER OFFSHORE JACK-UP OIL DRILLING PLATFORM BUILT AT THE EUROASIA SHIPYARD THIS MORNING, MR BRAY SAID SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR HAD ALWAYS OCCUPIED AN IMPORTANT PLACE IN THE INDUSTRIAL LIFE OF HONG KONG.

THE LAUNCHING WAS PERFORMED BY LADY YOUDE, WIFE OF THE GOVERNOR.

MR BRAY SAID THAT HONG KONG CONTINUED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT IT HAD THE CAPABILITY TO RESPOND VIGOROUSLY, THOUGH THE SHIPS AND THE SHAPES TO BE MET AT SEA HAD CHANGED, AND WERE CONSTANTLY CHANGING.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF MR BRAY’S SPEECH:

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

THE GOVERNOR IS VERY SORRY HE CANNOT BE HERE TODAY BECAUSE HE HAS JUST GONE TO LONDON. I AM SURE WE ALL WISH HIM AND THE HONG KONG PEOPLE HE HAS TAKEN WITH HIM A SUCCESSFUL WEEK OF TALKS. YOUR LOSS IS MY GAIN. I AM DELIGHTED TO BE HERE TO WITNESS THE LAUNCHING OF THE SECOND OFFSHORE JACK-UP OIL DRILLING PLATFORM TO BE BUILT IN HONG KONG- THE SECOND OF THREE TO BE BUILT BY THE EUROASIA SHIPYARD FROM ORDERS PLACED IN 1981.

THE FIRST PLATFORM TO BE BUILT WAS LAUNCHED LESS THAN NINE MONTHS AFTER THE LAYING OF THE KEEL. THIS IS A LARGER AND MORE SOPHISTICATED DRILLING PLATFORM AND IT IS BEING LAUNCHED LESS THAN 11 MONTHS AFTER THE KEEL WAS LAID.

THESE ARE REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS BY ALL CONCERNED. BOTH THE MANAGEMENT AND WORK FORCE OF THE EUROASIA SHIPYARD MAY JUSTLY BE PROUD OF THEM. THEY SHOW THE SPEED WITH WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AND IMPROVE UPON PAST PERFORMANCE, FOR THIS INDUSTRY IS SPECIALLY SUBJECT TO NEW AND CHANGING TECHNOLOGY AND VERY HIGH STANDARDS ARE DEMANDED.

SHIPBUILDING AND REPAIR HAS ALWAYS OCCUPIED AN IMPORTANT PLACE IN THE INDUSTRIAL LIFE OF HONG KONG. THOUGH THE SHIPS AND THE SHAPES TO BE MET AT SEA HAVE CHANGED, AND ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING, HONG KONG CONTINUES TO DEMONSTRATE THAT IT HAS THE CAPABILITY TO RESPOND VIGOROUSLY TO THE DEMANDS OF A WIDE RANGE CF MARINE-BASED ENDEAVOUR. IN PARTICULAR WE CAN SATISFY THE EXACTING NEW DEMANDS OF THE OFFSHORE DEVELOPMENT OF OIL RESOURCES.

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I AM SURE THE GOVERNOR WOULD WISH TO EXTEND GOOD WISHES TO ALL WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THIS SPECTACULAR DIVERSIFICATION OF HONG KONG’S INDUSTRY AND TECHNOLOGY AND TO ALL WHO WILL WORK ON THIS DRILLING PLATFORM. I HAVE NO DOUBT THIS PLATFORM WILL PROVE A CREDIT TO EUROASIA SHIPYARD AND WILL BE A SOURCE OF SATISFACTION TO ITS OWNER, GLOBAL MARINE DRILLING INCORPORATED.

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PRIMARY ONE APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE * * * *

PARENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR A PRIMARY ONE PLACE IN A PUBLIC-SECTOR SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR UNDER THE NEw PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM MAY OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS PROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) UNTIL SEPTEMBER 18, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (SUNDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT APPLICATIONS THIS YEAR FOR ADMISSION TO PRIMARY ONE ARE OPEN TO ALL LOCAL CHILDREN WHO wERE BORN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1977 AND WHO ARE NOT STUDYING IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL.

HE SAID THAT PARENTS OF CHILDREN ATTENDING KINDERGARTENS MAY OBTAIN THE FORMS AND RELATED INFORMATION SHEETS FROM THE KINDERGARTENS.

FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN NOT ATTENDING KINDERGARTENS, THE FORMS ARE AVAILABLE IN CITY DISTRICT OFFICES, DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND ALL OFFICES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED BETwEEN SEPTEMBER 20 AND 25 TO ONLY ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL IN WHICH THE PARENTS WISH TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE.

THIS SCHOOL MAY EITHER BE WITHIN OR OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE FAMILY LIVES.

BUT THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT PARENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO SELECT A NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL IN ORDER TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY TRANSPORT PROBLEMS AND TO TAKE THE POINTS SYSTEM INTO CONSIDERATION IN SELECTING THE SCHOOL.

GENERALLY, THE POINTS SYSTEM IS BASED ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE CHILD’S FAMILY AS WELL AS THE CHILD’S AGE.

THE SPOKESMAN EMPHASISED THAT ONLY ONE APPLICATION FORM MAY BE SUBMITTED IN RESPECT OF ANY ONE CHILD.

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♦IF PARENTS ARE FOUND TO HAVE APPLIED TO MORE THAN ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOL, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE,+ HE SAID.

IF PARENTS DO NOT WISH TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN ANY PARTICULAR SCHOOL, THEY SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 20 AND 25 TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION CENTRES FOR CENTRAL ALLOCATION BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:

* LUI KEE EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRE, 269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, SECOND FLOOR, HONG KONG.

H EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE, 435 NATHAN ROAD, SIXTH FLOOR, KOWLOON.

* EDUCATION DEPARTMENT MA TAU KOK SUB-OFFICE, 1 MA TAU KOK ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, KOWLOON.

* DISTRICT OFFICE, SHA TIN,

2 TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD, SHA TIN.

* DISTRICT OFFICE, TAI PO, TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO.

* DISTRICT OFFICE, TSUEN WAN, FOU WAH CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

* DISTRICT OFFICE, TUEN MUN, LOT 201, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TUEN MUN.

* DISTRICT OFFICE, YUEN LONG, 269 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG.

* DISTRICT OFFICE, NORTH, FAN LING SUB-OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FAN LING.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT PARENTS WHO WISH THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND PRIVATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS OR PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS FOUNDATION SHOULD APPLY DIRECTLY TO THESE SCHOOLS AS IN THE PAST SINCE THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1982

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SAFETY HINTS FOR SCAFFOLDS AND WORK-PLATFORMS * * * *

THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HAS BEEN URGED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE STRUCTURAL SAFETY OF BAMBOO SCAFFOLDS AND WORK-PLATFORMS.

THE PLEA *AS MADE BY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE FOLLOWING A STUDY OF ACCIDENTS IN WHICH CONSTRUCTION WORKERS FELL FROM HEIGHTS.

THE SUB-COMMITTEE IS CONCERNED THAT 38 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS FELL TO THEIR DEATHS FROM WORKPLACES AT HEIGHT IN 1981, AND THAT BAMBOO SCAFFOLDS AND WORK-PLATFORMS WERE THE MOST COMMON PLACES FROM WHICH THE WORKERS FELL.

THESE TRAGEDIES, ACCORDING TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE, MR CHAN TAT-KING, COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF SOME SIMPLE MEASURES HAD BEEN ADOPTED.

MR CHAN, WHO IS ALSO THE ACTING DEPUTY CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, TODAY (SUNDAY) APPEALED TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TO ADOPT SAFETY MEASURES FOR SCAFFOLDS AND WORK-PLATFORMS.

HE ADVISED BUILDING CONTRACTORS TO LAY DOWN STANDARD PROCEDURES FOR REGULARLY INSPECTING ALL SCAFFOLDS AND WORK-PLATFORMS TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE IN GOOD CONDITION AND TO REPLACE ALL STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND SCAFFOLDS AND WORK-PLATFORMS.

CONTRACTORS SHOULD SECURE ALL SCAFFOLDS AND WORK-PLATFORMS AND ENSURE THEIR STABILITY THROUGH REGULAR CHECKS.

WORKERS SHOULD REPORT ALL DEFECTS IN THE SCAFFOLDS OR WORK-PLATFORMS TO THE SITE MANAGEMENT SO THAT REPAIRS COULD BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY, HE ADDED.

MR CHAN POINTED OUT THAT ACTIVE CONSIDERATION WAS BEING GIVEN TO AMENDING THE CONSTRUCTION SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS WITH A VIEW TO PROVIDING WORKERS WITH BETTER PROTECTION WHILE WORK ING AT HE IGHTS.

♦BUT IN THE MEANTIME, THE SUB-COMMITTEE WHICH COMPRISES REPRESENTATIVES OF EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND MEMBERS OF THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK OUT PRACTICAL SAFETY MEASURES TO PROTECT CONSTRUCTION WORKERS,+ HE NOTED.

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SUPPORT URGED FOR FIGHT AGAINST MOSQUITO EREEDING X * & *

CC’MU'ITY SUPPORT I! PREVENTING MOSQUITOES FROM BREEDING DURING THIS PEAK END-OF-SUMMER PERIOD *AS SOUGHT BY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE POINTED CUT THAT AN ALL-OUT EFFORT WAS EE I NG MADE THROUGHOUT THE NEV TERRITORIES EY PEST CONTROL STAFF OF THE NTSD IN IDENTIFYING AND SPRAYING ALL POTENTIAL BREEDING GROUNDS WITH INSECTICIDE.

AND HE URGED VILLAGERS AND OTHER PEOPLE WORKING IN CONSTRUCTION SITES TO HELP ELIMINATE ALL OTHER MOSQUITO BREEDING GROUNDS.

MORE THAN 5 300 INSPECTIONS OF CONSTRUCTION SITES AND BLOCK-BY

-BLOCK INSPECTIONS OF BUILD CIGS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES LAST MONTH AND SOME 1 400 BREEDING PLACES WERE FOUND AND DEALT WITH, HE SAID.

BUT THE ANTI-MOSQUITO EFFORT WOULD ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL IF THE PUBLIC CO-OPERATED, HE ADDED.

AS MOSQUITOES BREED ONLY IN STAGNANT WATER, HE GAVE THE FOLLOWING HINTS ON HOw TO PREVENT THE NUISANCE;

* DISPOSE CF ALL USELESS TINS, JARS, BOTTLES AND OTHER CONTAINERS;

* KEEP ALL ATER STORAGE TANKS AND WELLS CLOSELY COVERED AND IN GOOD CONDITION j

* CHANGE THE WATER IN FLOWER VASES FREQUENTLY AND DO NOT ALLOW WATER TO REMAIN IN THE TRAYS UNDERNEATH FLOWER POTS;

* CLEAR CHOKED DRAINS AND KEEP ALL DRAIN INLETS FREE FROM RUBBISH; AND

* SPRAY INSECTICIDES, OR A LAYER OF LIGHT DIESEL, OR KEROSENE ON THE SURFACE OF WATER ACCUMULATED AT CONSTRUCTION SITES WHICH CANNOT BE CLEARED QUICKLY.

HE POINTED OUT THAT NTSD DISTRICT HEALTH STAFF WERE ALWAYS WILLING TO OFFER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE, AND THAT COMPLAINTS OF MOSQUITO NUISANCE COULD BE MADE TO ANY DISTRICT URBAN SERVICES OFFICE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND OUTLYING ISLANDS.

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NEW SCHEME TO EASE CONGESTION IN HUNG HOM AND TO .<*A WAN

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A NEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY- SCHEME WOULD BE INTRODUCED SHORTLY TO EASE CONGESTION IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN, A SPOKESMAN POR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE AIM OF THE SCHEME /AS TO -IMPROVE BUS JOURNEY TIME AND GENERAL TRAFFIC FLOW BY CURTAILING KERBSIDE ACTIVITIES, IMPROVING JUNCTION CAPACITIES AND PROVIDING BUS PRIORITY ROUTES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SCHEME WOULD BE CARRIED OUT IN STAGES, WITH THE FIRST PHASE BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 11 AND FULL IMPLEMENTATION BY THE END OF OCTOBER.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE SCHEME HAD BEEN APPROVED BY THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE KOWLOON CITY BOARD AND AMPLE PUBLICITY WOULD BE GIVEN BEFORE ITS INTRODUCTION.

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TWO NEW POLICE STATIONS PLANNED

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THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO BUILD TWO DIVISIONAL POLICE STATIONS IN KOWLOON SOON - ONE IN TSIM SHA TSUI AND THE OTHER IN KWUN TONG.

TENDERS FOR BOTH PROJECTS ARE NOW BEING INVITED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE CONTRACT FOR THE NEW STATION IN TSIM SHA TSUI - TO BE LOCATED NEAR THE JUNCTION OF NATHAN AND AUSTIN ROADS - WOULD CONSIST OF A COMPOSITE BLOCK, PARTLY 1O-STOREY AND PARTLY SIX-STOREY HIGH, AND A SINGLE-STOREY ANCILLARY BUILDING SURROUNDING A COMPOUND.

FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE A DUTY/LECTURE ROOM, ARMOURY, MOTOR TRANSPORT OFFICE, BARBER SHOP, CELLS, REPORT ROOM, OFFICES, BARRACKS, CANTEENS, RECREATION AND LAUNDRY SECTIONS, DOG KENNELS, STORES AND EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION FOR INSPECTORS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JULY 1984.

THE PROJECT IN KWUN TONG INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SAU MAU PING DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS AND DIVISIONAL POLICE STATION IN HONG NING ROAD.

THE STATION IS TO BE OF A STANDARD DESIGN CONSISTING OF ONE 16-STOREY BLOCK WITH PODIUM, ONE SINGLE-STOREY BLOCK AND A COMPOUND, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE OFFICES, BARRACKS, DINING AND RECREATION ROOMS, DOG KENNELS, STORES, CARPARKS AND SERVICES FACILITIES.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JULY 1984.

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PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM IN TSUEN WAN > * * * M

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD WILL SPONSOR TWO CONCERTS BY THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AT THE LOCAL TOWN HALL TO PROMOTE GREATER APPRECIATION OF CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE DISTRICT.

+THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE BOARD HAS DIRECTLY SUBSIDISED SUCH PERFORMANCES IN OUR TOWN HALL,+ TSUEN WAN TOWN MANAGER AND THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+WE HOPE THAT OUR SPONSORSHIP AND PARTICIPATION WILL AROUSE PUBLIC INTEREST AND ENCOURAGE MORE RESIDENTS TO ATTEND SUCH CONCERTS,+ HE ADDED.

MR MACLEOD S*ID THE BOARD HAD PLAYED A VERY ACTIVE ROLE IN PROMOTING CULTURAL EVE TS l.\ THE DISTRICT, NOTABLY THE ANNUAL TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL.

HE SAID THAT AS MUCH AS A THIRD OF THE BOARD’S $5.3 MILLION BUDGET WOULD BE SPENT ON CULTURAL ACTIVITIES THIS YEAR.

FOR SEVERAL YEARS THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY HAS CHARGED RELATIVELY LOW PRICES IN TSUEN WAN TO ENCOURAGE MORE LOCAL RESIDENTS TO ATTEND ITS CONCERTS.

MR MACLEOD SAID THE BOARD ALSO HOPED THAT THROUGH ITS CLOSE LINK wITH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE DISTRICT, THE AUDIENCE SUPPORT FOR THE ORCHESTRA’S CONCERTS IN TSUEN wAN WOULD BE INCREASED AND SUSTAINED NOT ONLY FOR THE COMING TWO CONCERTS BUT ALSO FOR OTHER PERFORMANCES.

FOR EACH CONCERT, THE BOARD WILL PROVIDE $20 □□□.

THE FIRST CONCERT, TO BE CONDUCTED BY CHEN XIEYANG FROM CHINA, WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. THE PROGRAMME FOR THE EVENING WILL INCLUDE BERLIOZ’S OVERTURE +ROMAN CARNIVAL+, LIN DEHONG’S +THOUGHTS+, XI QUIMING’S +SPIRITS+ AND BRAHMS’ SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN D MAJOR.

TICKETS AT $5, S10, S15 AND 520 ARE ON SALE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

THE SECOND CONCERT WILL SE HELD ON MARCH 27, 1983, WITH MAXIM SHOSTAKOVICH AS THE CONDUCTOR.

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IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN PLAYGROUNDS

X X X X

THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS TO CARRY OUT IMPROVEMENT WORKS IN THE HUNG SHING TEMPLE ’LAYGROUND, CHEUNG CHAU, TO MEET INCREASING DEMANDS FOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE AREA.- ____

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

THE WORKS WILL INCLUDE AN EXTENSION OF THE REST GARDEN, TRIMMING OF THE SLOPE, ERECTION OF RAILINGS, PROVISION OF SURFACE CHANNELS, ADDITIONAL FLOWER BEDS AND PARK LIGHTING.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN THREE MONTHS.

THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO INVITING TENDERS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STAGE I OF THE SHAM SHU I PO PARK, INVOLVING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ABOUT 2.2 HECTARES OF LAND AT LAI CHI KOK ROAD.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED INCLUDE A CENTRAL POOL WITH FOUNTAINS SURROUNDED BY PAVED AREAS AND FOOTPATHS, PLANTING OF TREES, TURFING, FLOWER BEDS, WOODEN ARBOURS, PAVILIONS, TOILET FACILITIES, KIOSK AND LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT.

THERE WILL ALSO EE A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND WITH MODERN PLAY EQUIPMENT.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT MONTH AND TAKE ABOUT 10 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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ORCHESTRA PLATFORMS

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THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF ORCHESTRA PLATFORMS AND THE ASSOCIATED LIFTING SYSTEMS FOR THE CULTURAL COMPLEXES PLANNED FOR SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE EXTENT OF THE WORKS INCLUDES THE DESIGN, SUPPLY, INSTALLATION, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING OF THE PLATFORMS FOR THE TWO PROPOSED CULTURAL COMPLEXES.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT SITE INSTALLATION CAN BEGIN BY MID-1984 AND BE COMPLETED BY EARLY 1985.

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~*M 6.33 -M OK MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) THE SOUTHBOUND TUBt «IlL 1- OPENED TO TW'-aAY "^AFFIC.

AND ROAD ROAD

-Ga COMING SUNDAY, CM'. ROUTES 6A, 35, 70, 72, 75, 90M 170 AND ' -XIC.-S '.UTES 4 „.,D 35 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA STUBBS , <CN3 MA i C-UN’G GAP ROAD, DEEP WATER BAY ROAD AND NAM FUNG IN BOTH DIRECTIONS.

TRAFFIC SIGNS A ILL EE PUT UP AT THE APPROACH'ROADS TO THE TUNNEL A’.'D POLICE OFFICERS WILL BE ON DUTY TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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URBAN CLEARWAY IN TSUEN WAN

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TAI CHUNG ROAD I’ TSUEN WAN NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH SHA TSUI ROAD wILL DE DESIGNATED AS AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 8).

THEREAFTER, VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP WITHIN THE SECTION FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS FROM 7 AM TO’7 >PM DAILY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1982

CONTEXTS PAGE NO.

SUMMARY RESULTS ON THE 1980 SURVEY OF WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT/EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS ............... 1

ADVICE ON SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES ........................ 4

NEW BASKETBALL TEAMS FOR TSUEX WAN ............................. 5

SCHEME FOR WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS ............................ 6

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS COMPLETE LEADERSHIP TRAINING 7

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TSUEN WAN ............................ 7

URBAN CLEARWAY IN SHAM SHUT PO.................................. 8

WATER CUTS IN MID-LEVELS AND YAU MA TEI ........................ 8

WATER FIGURES .................................................. 8

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SUMMARY RESULTS ON THE 1980 SURVEY OF WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT/EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED SUMMARY RESULTS OF THE 1980 SURVEY OF WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT/EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS. THIS SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN 1981 AND EARLY 1982 TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS SECTOR IN 1980 SO THAT ANALYSIS CAN BE MADE CF THE CHANGES SINCE 1979.

THE DATA COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY INCLUDED TYPE OF OWNERSHIP, NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED, LABOUR COSTS, OPERATING EXPENSES, PURCHASES OF GOODS FOR SALE, STOCKS, SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS, AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE.

(A SUMMARY OF THE SURVEY RESULTS TOGETHER WITH THE COMPARATIVE FIGURES FOR 1979 AND 1980 IS SHOWN IN A STATISTICAL TABLE, WHICH IS BEING TRANSMITTED BY FACSIMILE NETWORK AND BOXED SEPARATELY).

THE SURVEY RESULTS INDICATED THAT THERE WERE ABOUT 65 900 ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT/EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR IN 1980, WITH A TOTAL OF 452 506 PERSONS ENGAGED, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF NINE PER CENT AND TEN PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER 1979. DURING 1980, THEY INCURRED EXPENDITURE OF $10 474 MILLION IN LABOUR COSTS, $18 835 MILLION IN OPERATING EXPENSES, AND $201 749 MILLION IN PURCHASES OF GOODS FOR SALE. WHEN COMPARED WITH 1979, THEY SHOWED INCREASES OF 31 PER CENT, 38 PER CENT AND 32 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

IN 1980, THIS SECTOR GENERATED $240 758 MILLION IN SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS, UP BY 33 PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH 1979. THE VALUE ADDED BY THE SECTOR, COMPRISING LABOUR COSTS, INTEREST PAYMENTS AND OPERATING SURPLUS, GREW BY 30 PER CENT TO $25 739 MILLION IN 1980 FROM $19 762 MILLION IN 1979. THIS VALUE ADDED REPRESENTED THE SECTOR’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF HONG KONG.

THE SURVEY ALSO REVEALED THAT IN 1980, SOME 55 PER CENT OF THE 65 900 ESTABLISHMENTS WERE IN RETAIL TRADE, EMPLOYING 31 PER CENT OF ALL THE PERSONS ENGAGED AND ACCOUNTING FOR 17 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS, AND 22 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED IN THE SECTOR.

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IMPORT/EXPORT TRADE, REPRESENTING 23 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND 26 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL WORKFORCE, REGISTERED THE LARGEST SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS AT $152 778 MILLION OR 63 PBR CENT OF THE SECTOR TOTAL. IT CONTRIBUTED 51 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED IN THE SECTOR.

WHOLESALE TRADE, COMPRISING 14 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER CF ESTABLISHMENTS AND 12 PER CENT OF THE SECTOR’S WORKFORCE, ACCOUNTED FOR 14 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS AND NINE PER GENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED IN THE SECTOR.

RESTAURANTS REPRESENTED SIX PER CENT AND HOTELS/BOARDI NG HOUSES ONE PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS. THEY EMPLOYED 26 PER CENT AND FOUR PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OF THE TOTAL WORKFORCE. RESTAURANTS RECORDED FOUR PER CENT OF THE TOTAL SALES AND OTHER RECEjPTS AND 13 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED. HOTELS/BOARDI NG HOUSES ACCOUNTED FOR ONE PER CENT OF THE TOTAL SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS AND FIVE PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED.

IN TERMS OF SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS, WHOLESALE TRADE ATTAINED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OF 47 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY RETAIL TRADE (36 PER CENT), IMPORT/EXPORT TRADE (29 PER CENT), RESTAURANTS (26 PER CENT) AND HOTELS/BOARDI NG HOUSES (20 PER CENT).

WHOLESALE TRADE AGAIN RECORDED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN VALUE ADDED OF 46 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY IMPORT/EXPORT TRADE (30 PER CENT), RETAIL TRADE AND RESTAURANTS (EACH OF 28 PER CENT) AND HOTELS/BOARDI NG HOUSES (22 PER CENT).

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS NOW PREPARING A REPORT ON THE 1980 SURVEY, WHICH WILL CONTAIN A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS AND ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS. ENQUIRIES ON TtiE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WHOLESALE/ RETAIL TRADE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. : 3-7216024).

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>mn-»ry statistics for ’«?£-»rl iiil nr. tabiinhments analysed by activity for 1979 & 1980

Activity ) ho. of establish- MU. Of pel sons Labour Operating Purchases of goods Changes in dales and other Value J I Interest 1

in ent s engaged costs expenses for sale stocks receipts added payments 1

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Wholesale trade ; iA iH b Million S Million S Million S Million S Million 1 Million V Millio I

1979 1980 8 122 9 416 45 698 53 B31 737 1 0>2 1 174 1 589 20 624 30 709 288 >88 23103 34 037 1 668 2 430 101 180 |

i I /• ci in ng e 0 77 $ ♦ 16% * iaz ♦ '«o% ♦ 35% ♦ 49% ♦ 104% ♦ 4?% > 46% ♦ 78%

Retail trade ri’ It •V 1979 33 744 1-9 694 1 774 2 72J 25 123 1 133 30 934 4 370 228

?■ u I'jdO 36 143 141 48> 2 306 3 718 34 357 1 396 42 063 5 614 356

change h '1 « * 7^ ♦ M ♦ 30% ♦ 37% * 37% ♦ 23% ♦ 36% ♦ 28% * >6%

Import/Export trade 13 6-1 104 1(01 3 004 7 583 103 479 2 825 118 044 10 086 1 614

1980 1> 4o7 118 149 4 115 10 827 132 032 2 556 152 778 13 105 2 451

1 % change 7] 44^ + 11% ♦ 13% ♦ 37% ♦ 435b ♦ 28% - 10% ♦ 29% ♦ 30% ♦ 52%

Restaurants it> 1979 1980 3 949 4 216 113 119 7/2 2 112 2 371 1 558 1 993 3 583 4 395 43 37 7 b81 9 669 2 600 3 V3 3° ^7

% change 6 '0 5- $ ♦ 7% ♦ (fc ♦ 22% ♦ 28jt - 14% ♦ 26% ♦ 28% - JC%

Hotele/boarding houses it 1979 1980 770 732 18 702 19 273 387 449 618 708 220 257 6 7 1 84> 2 211 1 038 1 266 49 45

% change rj *t - ‘j% ♦ > ♦ 16% ♦ 15% ♦ 17% ♦ 17% ♦ <O% ♦ 22% - 8%

Total b J >79 60 206 412 (»94 8 013 13 657 153 029 4 295 •■181 606 19 762 2 022

1980 65 915 4>2 '>06 10 474 18 835 All 749 4 582 240 798 ^5 739 3 059

i^LIL ♦ 9% ♦ 10% * 31% ♦ 38% ♦ 32% ♦’ 7% * 3^ ♦ 30% ♦ >1%

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ADVICE ON SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES * * * *

SUPERVISORS, SCHOOL HEADS, SCIENCE TEACHERS AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS WERE URGED TODAY BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES.

IF A SCIENCE LABORATORY IS USED AS A CLASSROOM FOR NONSCIENCE LESSONS DUE TO FLOATING CLASS 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, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

EVERY LABORATORY SHOULD BE EQUIPPED WITH AT LEAST ONE APPROPRIATE FIRE EXTINGUISHER WHICH IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE, A FIRE BLANKET AND A BUCKET OF SAND.

WHENEVER A LABORATORY IS NOT IN USE, ITS GAS AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF AT THE MAINS, HE ADVISED.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO SAID THAT STUDENTS SHOULD BE TAUGHT HOW TO EVACUATE FROM A LABORATORY IN THE EVENT OF FIRE.

♦IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT ANY SUCH EVACUATION BE CARRIED OUT IN AN ORDERLY, CONTROLLED MANNER, AND THAT EVERYTHING BE DONE TO AVOID PANIC,+ HE SAID.

RECORDS SHOWED 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 OXIDIZING AGENT WITH CARBON OR SULPHUR PREPARATION OF CHLORINE AND HYDROGEN SULPHIDE, HANDLING OF BROMINE, SODIUM OR POTASSIUM, HEATING OF ALCOHOLS AND THE STORAGE OF YELLOW OR RED PHOSPHORUS, PHOSPHORUS TRICHLORIDE OR PHOSPHORUS PENTACHLORIDE.

♦SCIENCE TEACHERS, LABORATORY STAFF AND PUPILS ARE THEREFORE STRONGLY ADVISED TO EXERCISE SPECIAL CARE AND TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS WHEN PERFORMING THESE EXPERIMENTS AND WHEN HANDLING THESE CHEMICALS.

♦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.

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

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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 4lST 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.

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NEW BASKETBALL TEAMS FOR TSUEN WAN

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THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED $250 000 THIS YEAR TO PROMOTE INTEREST IN BASKETBALL AMONG RESIDENTS AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING ESTATES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE FUNDS WILL BE SPENT MAINLY ON A TARGET NUMBER OF 60 BASKETBALL TEAMS TO BE FORMED FOR TRAINING AND INTER-ESTATE COMPETITIONS.

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED FROM RESIDENT GROUPS TO FORM THE NEW TEAMS. 9

AN ORGANISING GROUP, COMPRISING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICIALS FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE RECREATION AND CULTURE AND NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENTS, HAS BEEN FORMED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GROUP SAID TODAY THAT THE SPORTS PROMOTION SCHEME WAS FIRST LAUNCHED LAST YEAR WHEN 39 TEAMS, ALL OF THEM FROM PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, WERE FORMED.

*WE THINK IT IS WORTHWHILE TO CONTINUE THE SCHEME FOR ANOTHER YEAR AND TO EXTEND IT TO COVER PRIVATE HOUSING ESTATES,* HE SAID.

TRAINING FOR THE TEAMS WILL BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH UNTIL NOVEMBER, WHILE INTER-ESTATE COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD BETWEEN DECEMBER AND NEXT MARCH.

COACHING, BASKETBALLS AND T-SHIRTS WILL BE PROVIDED FREE TO EACH TEAM.

APPLICATIONS FOR FORMING THE TEAMS SHOULD EE MADE THROUGH LOCAL MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND COMPLETED FORMS, ENDORSED BY CHAIRMEN OF These committees, must BE returned TO the TOWN MANAGEMENT OFFICES CF TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15.

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE ARE ALSO TAKING PART IN THE SCHEME.

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SCHEME FOR WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS

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THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT’S RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE IS RUNNING A SPORT SCHEME AT ITS TAI MEI TUK WATER SPORT CENTRE WHEREBY PEOPLE ABOVE 14 MAY USE THE CENTRE’S FACILITIES ON WEEKDAYS OTHER THAN MONDAYS.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (MONDAY), AN RSS SPOKESMAN SAID: +THE SCHEME IS OPEN TO QUALIFIED SAILORS OF DINGHIES, CANOES AND CHINESE RACING BOATS.*

UNDER THE SCHEME, PARTICIPANTS MAY MAKE BOOKINGS BY TELEPHONE AT LEAST ONE DAY IN ADVANCE INSTEAD OF HAVING TO TRAVEL ALL THE WAY TO THE CENTRE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS,* THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT.

ON JOINING, PARTICIPANTS WILL EACH RECEIVE A MEMBERSHIP CARD AND 15 COUPONS WHICH WILL ENTITLE THEM TO USE THE CENTRE’S LOCKERS, CANTEEN, SHOWER ROOM AND OTHER FACILITIES.

DINGHIES, CANOES AND CHINESE RACING BOATS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR RENT AT $3 TO $10 PER DAY.

APPLICANTS MUST HOLD RECOGNISED CERTIFICATES OR HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED TRAINING COURSES ORGANISED BY RSS, THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

MEMBERS MAY BRING ALONG GUESTS WHO MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM 50 METRES. GUEST COUPONS WILL COST $1 EACH.

THE SCHEME IS ALSO OPEN TO GROUPS OF AT LEAST TEN APPLICANTS EACH.

IF THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT QUALIFIED APPLICANTS IN A GROUP, THE TAI PO RSS DISTRICT OFFICE MAY RUN TRAINING COURSES FOR THEM.

THE SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN TWO PHASES.

PHASE ONE COVERS OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER THIS YEAR WHILE PHASE TWO IS FROM JANUARY TO MARCH, 1983.

ENTRANCE FEE IS $15 PER INDIVIDUAL OR $150 PER GROUP.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE RSS HEADQUARTERS AT 11 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, 11TH FLOOR, WING ON CENTRE, OR FROM ANY OF ITS 19 DISTRICT OFFICES.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE BY DIALING 0-6577111, EXTENSION 140-141.

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CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS COMPLETE LEADERSHIP TRAINING * * * * *

FOURTEEN OFFICERS OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WERE AWARDED CERTIFICATES TODAY (MONDAY) ON COMPLETION OF AN IN-SERVICE LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSE.

CAPTAIN T. TRAINING CORPS, THE DEPARTMENT’S

CARR, MASTER-AT-ARMS OF THE ARMY PHYSICAL PRESENTED THE CERTIFICATES AT A CEREMONY HELD AT STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

THE EIGHT-DAY INTENSIVE COURSE, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE BRITISH FORCES AND THE DEPARTMENT, WAS DESIGNED TO HELP INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF TO ACHIEVE A GREATER DEGREE OF PHYSICAL INDEPENDENCE.

COURSE, CONDUCTED BY INSTRUCTORS FROM THE BRITISH FORCES PHYSICAL AND ADVENTUROUS TRAINING CENTRE IN HONG KONG, COVERED A WIDE RANGE OF INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING LAND AND SEA EXPEDITIONS, CANOEING, ROCK CLIMBING AND DEEP WATER RESCUE.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TSUEN WAN * * * *

CASTLE PEAK ROAD IN TSUEN wAN BETWEEN SHING MUN ROAD AND

THE WESTERN SLIP ROAD OF KWOK SHU I ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1.30 AM TO 5.30 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SHING MUN ROAD, CHEUNG PEI SHAN INTERCHANGE, TEXACO ROAD AND KWOK SHU I ROAD.

WESTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL USE KWOK SHU I ROAD, TSUEN FU STREET AND TSUEN WAH STREET.

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URBAN CLEARWAY IN SHAM SH'J I PO

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CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BETWEEN NAM CHEONG STREET AND YEN CHOW STREET IN SHAM SHU I PO * ILL BE LIFTED DURING OFF PEAK PERIODS FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THE NEW OPERATING HOURS WILL BE FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY, WHEN VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE SECTION.

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WATER CUTS IN MID-LEVELS AND YAU MA TEI

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN MID-LEVELS WILL EE SUSPENDED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED EY QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, QUEEN'S ROAD WEST, TAI PING SHAN STREET, SQUARE STREET, HCLLYWOCD ROAD, ABERDEEN STREET AND WELLINGTON STREET.

MEANWHILE, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN YAU MA TEI WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS FROM 10.30 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A NIGHT LEAKAGE TEST.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL AFFECT PREMISES BOUNDED BY JORDAN ROAD.

AND^Vk^HNG STR"ET ROAD, INCLUDING TAK SHING STREET

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WATER FIGURES r * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) ^OOD AT 7^.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY CR 460.749 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

MM. LAST year the reservoirs contained 261.007

MILLION CUBIC MeTRES CF WATER, REPRESENTING 45.2 PER CENT 0c CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOLDEN TRIANGLE HARVESTS PLACE GREATER BURDEN ON DRUG FIGHTERS ................................................ 1

MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY 1982 ..... 3

CONTRACT FOR ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR .................... 6

DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED.................................. 7

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD PUBLISHES FIRST ANNUAL REPORT .. 7

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR STUDENTS ON OUTINGS .............  8

OVER A MILLION NOTES FOR ETV PROGRAMME................... 9

URBAN CLEARWAY IN CAUSEWAY BAY........................... 9

WATER CUTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND LANTAU .............. 10

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MARSH ROAD ........................ 10

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN SHA TIN

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GOLDEN TRIANGLE HARVESTS PLACE GREATER BURDEN ON DRUG FIGHTERS ft ft ft ft

THE BUMPER HARVESTS IN *THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE* COUPLED WITH THE LOSS OF ITS MARKETS IN THE WEST HAD INCREASED PRESSURE ON HONG KONG IN THE FIGHT AGAINST NARCOTICS PROBLEMS, THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE, MR DOUGLAS JORDAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

ADDRESSING A LUNCH MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF BEACON HILL, MR JORDAN SAID, *UNTIL RECENT YEARS, THE OPIUM OF THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE WAS THE SOURCE OF THE GREATER PART OF THE WORLD’S HEROIN.

♦THE TRIBAL AREA STRADDLING THE PAKISTAN AFGHAN BORDER KNOWN AS THE GOLDEN CRESCENT WAS MORE CONCERNED WITH THE WORLD DEMAND FOR GOOD QUALITY HASHISH.*

BUT HE ADDED THAT FROM 1979 THE GOLDEN CRESCENT OPERATORS ENTERED THE HEROIN MARKET ON A MUCH LARGER SCALE THAN BEFORE.

♦TODAY THE TRAFFIC HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE POLARIZED. THE GOLDEN CRESCENT SUPPLIES THE WEST, THAT IS COUNTRIES PREVIOUSLY OUTLETS FOR PART AT LEAST OF THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE SUPPLIES WHILE THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE’S MARKETS ARE LARGELY IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC BASIN.

♦SUCH POLARIZATION HAS PLACED A LARGE BURDEN ON THIS PART OF THE WORLD. WE ARE ALMOST THE SOLE POTENTIAL MARKET FOR THE BULK OF THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE SUPPLIES. THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE HAS NOW HAD TWO SUCCESSIVE GOOD OPIUM HARVESTS, EACH ABOUT 6OO/7OO METRIC TONS,COMPARED WITH PREVIOUS HARVESTS OF ONLY ONE THIRD THE SIZE,* HE ADDED.

IN HONG KONG THE 1981 BUMPER CROP SENT WHOLESALE PRICES TUMBLING FROM OVER $12 000 PER 100 GRAMS TO $6 400 FOR NO. 3 HEROIN.

♦PRICES ARE NOT ONLY AFFECTED BY SUPPLY BUT THEY ARE A REASONABLY RELIABLE INDICATOR OF AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLIES. AT THE TURN OF THE YEAR WHOLESALE PRICES WERE STILL DROPPING AND IN THE REGION OF $5 300 PER 100 GRAMS NO DOUBT IN ANTICIPATION OF THE 1982 BUMPER CROP WHICH WAS HARVESTED IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

♦DRAMATIC SEIZURES PROBABLY ACCOUNTED FOR AN EQUALLY DRAMATIC RISE IN PRICES EARLIER THIS YEAR BUT NOW THE PRICE IS DOWN TO ABOUT $3 400 PER 100 GRAMS,* HE REMARKED.

TURNING TO HONG KONG’S TRACK RECORD IN SUPPRESSING NARCOTICS, W JORDAN SAID, *IN THE EARLY 70’S HONG KONG WAS A HEROIN MANUFACTURING CENTRE WITH WORLD-WIDE POTENTIAL MARKETS. MORPHINE BASE MADE FROM OPIUM IN THAILAND WAS SMUGGLED HERE, AT TIMES IN SUBSTANTIAL QUANTITIES BY THAI TRAWLERS.

♦CONVERSION OF MORPHINE TO HEROIN TOOK PLACE BY AN ACETYLATION PROCESS IN HONG KONG LABORATORIES IN SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES TO PROVIDE FOR OUR THEN 100 000 ADDICTS AND TO MAKE FOR A LUCRATIVE EXPORT TRADE.*

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BUT THINGS WERE CHANGING IN HONG KONG, HE NOTED.

THE CUSTOMS SERVICE BY A TOP LEVEL POLICY DECISION WAS GIVEN FULL RANGING RESPONSIBILITIES EQUIVALENT TO THOSE OF THE POLICE, AND THE POLICE THEMSELVES SMASHED MAJOR SYNDICATES IN 1973/74 INVOLVED IN THE THAI TRAWLER TRAFFIC.

ACETIC ACID USED IN THE CONVERSION OF MORPHINE TO HEROIN LARGELY IN HONG KONG BECAME CONTROLLED AND THE ORGANISATION OF HONG KONG’S HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMME AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR REHABILITATION OF DRUG ADDICTS WAS GREATLY IMPROVED AND EXPANDED.

THE THAI AUTHORITIES DEVELOPED A NEW POLICY OF INCREASED INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN FIGHTING THE MENACE WHICH GREATLY HELPED HONG KONG, HE SAID.

HOWEVER, IT DID NOT TAKE LONG BEFORE TRAFFICKERS IN THAILAND CHANGED THEIR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES TO PRODUCE ANOTHER INTERMEDIATE - HEROIN BASE, MR JORDAN SAID.

HEROIN BASE, RATHER THAN MORPHINE, WAS EXPORTED, AND THE CONVERSION OF THE BASE TO HEROIN IS A SIMPLE PROCESS BY USE OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID AND OTHER SMALL QUANTITIES OF READILY AVAILABLE MATERIALS, MR JORDAN EXPLAINED.

THE CONTROL HONG KONG HAD PLACED ON ACETIC ACID WAS OF NO AVAIL.

HEROIN BASE CONVERTS TO THREE TIMES ITS WEIGHT AS HEROIN AND THE PROCESS CAN BE CARRIED OUT IN A SMALL LABORATORY, HE POINTED OUT.

AN ILLUSTRATION OF HOW THE NEW METHODS CHANGED THE SCENE IS INDICATED BY A COMPARISON OF AGGREGATE SEIZURES OF HEROIN AND MORPHINE OVER A PERIOD.

♦IN 1977 CUSTOMS SEIZED 98.1 KG OF MORPHINE, IN 1980 ONLY IWO KILOS AND IN 1981 ONLY A FEW GRAMS. BY CONTRAST IN 1977 WE SEIZED 15 KILOS OF HEROIN BASE AND IN 1981, 84 KILOS,♦ MR JORDAN SAID.

TO THESE FIGURES MUST BE ADDED SUBSTANTIAL QUANTITIES OF HEROIN MANUFACTURED ENTIRELY IN THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND SMUGGLED INTO HONG KONG.

♦BUT HEROIN BASE IS THE THING OF THE MOMENT,♦ HE STRESSED.

♦HONG KONG’S SUCCESS IN ANTI-NARCOTICS WORK HAS INCLUDED BRINGING REGISTERED ADDICT POPULATION DOWN TO 40 000 - 50 000. WE NO LONGER EXPORT HEROIN AS IN THE EARLY SEVENTIES AND OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT SUCCESSES ARE HELD IN HIGH INTERNATIONAL REGARD,♦ H? JORDAN SAID.

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TH S YEAR, THE CUSTOMS SERVICE HAS SEIZED NEARLY 178 KILOS HEROIN BASE, 91 KILOS IN TWO CASES ALONE, AN AMOUNT WHICH IN ITSELF EXCEEDS THE TOTAL OF 84 KILOS SEIZED LAST YEAR. ADDITIONALLY THE SERVICE HAS SEIZED NEARLY 20 KILOS OF HEROIN NO. 3.

♦THE VERY SIZE OF THESE SEIZURES PUSHED THE PRICE OF HEROIN UP TO $10 000 PER 100 GRAMS IN FEBRUARY AND EVEN HIGHER IN MID-MARCH, AN INDICATION OF THE DAMAGE GOOD LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN DO IN THIS SORRY SCENE. BUT WHILE WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY SUCH SUCCESSES WE ARE MINDFUL OF THE RECENT BUMPER CROP AND OF THE DANGERS WHICH CONTINUE AHEAD,♦ MR JORDAN CONCLUDED.

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MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY 1982 X * * *

THE MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JULY 1982 ARE PUBLISHED TODAY. CERTAIN STRUCTURAL FACTORS CONTINUED TO AFFECT THE FIGURES. THUS THERE WAS A FURTHER SHIFT OF DEPOSITS FROM DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES TO BANKS, CAUSING M2 TO GROW FASTER THAN M3j AND FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS AGAIN EXPANDED BY MORE THAN HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS, CAUSING TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ON THE BROADER DEFINITIONS (M2 AND M3) TO GROW FASTER THAN ITS HONG KONG DOLLAR-DENOMINATED COMPONENT.

THE ACCOMPANYING TABLE WHICH IS BEING TRANSMITTED BY FACSIMILE NETWORK AND ALSO BOXED SEPARATELY, SETS OUT THE DETAILED FIGURES FOR JULY 1982, AND FOR EARLIER MONTHS, FROM THE STATISTICS COLLECTED UNDER THE MONETARY STATISTICS ORDINANCE.

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

THE HK$ MONEY SUPPLY, ON THE NARROWEST DEFINITION, Ml, FELL BY 1.2 PER CENT IN JULY, AFTER RISING BY 1.4 PER CENT IN JUNE. PARTLY REFLECTING THE CONTINUING SHIFT OF DEPOSITS FROM DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES TO BANKS, HK$ M2 GREW BY 1.3 PER CENT IN JULY WHILE HK$ M3 WAS VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED. THESE FIGURES COMPARE WITH A GROWTH OF 2.1 PER CENT IN HKS M2 AND A FALL OF 1 PER CENT IN HK$ M3 IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS HK$ Ml AND M3 FELL BY 1.4 PER CENT AND 2.3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, WHILE HK$ M2 GREW BY 4.2 PER CENT. OVER THE TWELVE MONTHS TO JULY, HK$ Ml, M2 AND M3 ROSE BY 4.4 PER CENT, 19.6 PER CENT AND 5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

TOTAL (ALL CURRENCIES) MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL Ml FELL BY 0.2 PER CENT IN JULY FOLLOWING AN INCREASE CF 1.7 PER CENT IN JUNE. TOTAL M2 GREW BY 5.1 PER CENT, AFTER RISING BY 7.6 PER CENT IN JUNE, AND TOTAL M3 ROSE BY 3.9 PER CENT, AFTER AN INCREASE OF 3.5 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

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IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS Ml ROSE BY 1.4 PER CENT, M2 BY

19.8 PER CENT AND M3 BY 10.9 PER CENT. OVER THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD THESE THREE AGGREGATES ROSE BY 9.9 PER CENT, 64.5 PER CENT AND

37.1 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG

LOANS AND ADVANCES OUTSTANDING BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FOR USE IN HONG KONG GREW IN JULY BY 1.3 PER CENT, AFTER RISING BY 2.4 PER CENT IN JUNE. OVER THREE MONTHS THE INCREASE WAS 5.5 PER CENT, AND OVER TWELVE MONTHS 39.6 PER CENT.

WITHIN THE TOTAL, LOANS BY BANKS ROSE IN JULY BY 0.6 PER CENT AND THOSE BY DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES BY 3.3 PER CENT, FOLLOWING INCREASES OF 2.5 PER CENT AND 2.2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

THERE WERE INCREASES IN JULY OF S16.6BN., TO $485.6BN., IN THE SPOT FOREIGN CURRENCY LIABILITIES OF THE MONETARY SECTOR AND OF I13.1BN., TO $470.8BN., IN THE SPOT FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS. THUS, THE SECTOR AS A WHOLE HAD NET FOREIGN CURRENCY LIABILITIES AT THE END OF JULY OF $14.8BN. i WITHIN THIS, BANKS HAD NET LIABILITIES OF S6.7BN., AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES HAD NET LIABILITIES OF $8.2BN.

BALANCE SHEET RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 18 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS IN HONG KONG FELL IN JULY TO 47.9 PER CENT FROM 48.7 PER CENT IN JUNE. THE RATIO OF THEIR LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG TO THEIR DEPOSITS FELL AGAIN, TO 78.6 PER CENT AT THE END OF JULY FROM 82.2 PER CENT AT THE END CF JUNE, PARTLY REFLECTING THE CONTINUING BRISK EXPANSION OF DEPOSITS WITH BANKS DURING THE MONTH.

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 24A OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE) FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE TO 54.2 PER CENT IN JULY FROM 53.4 PER CENT IN JUNE. THE RATIO OF THEIR LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG TO THE R DEPOSITS ROSE FURTHER TO 99.1 PER CENT AT THE END OF JULY FROM 95.2 PER CENT AT THE END OF JUNE, PARTLY REFLECTING THE CONTINUED DECLINE IN THEIR DEPOSITS.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING BANKS ROSE BY ONE IN JULY TO 124.

THE NUMBER OF LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES INCREASED BY ONE TO 15 AND THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY ONE TO 345.

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Monetary Statistics - New Series : End of July, 1^82

HK$ Ffr

Figures for

Earlier Months

Mpngy axpply July, 1982 _ (g change) June, 1982 April 1982 July 198!

Ml - Total HK$ M2 • Total HK$ M3 Total HK$ Ranta* Dahuice Sheets 25.935 25.710 172,628 107,293 220,9* 5 1*2.351 25.993 (-0.2%) 24,000 (-1.2%) 164,189 (+5.1%) 105,876 (.1.3%) 212,748 (♦3-9%) 142,282 ( » ) 25,563 24,058 144,103 103,004 199,156 145,676 (♦1.4%) (-1.4%) (419.8%) (♦4.?%) (410.9%) (-2.5%) 25.596 22,702 104,957 89,706 161,201 155.518 (49.9%) (44.4%) (464.5%) (419.6%) (♦57.1%) (♦5.0%)

Deposits Negotiable certificates of deposit cwts landing 158,63*4 7.812 150,802 (.J,2%) 7,355 (+6.2%) 130.*419 7.251 (421.6%) (48.0%) 9*».«47 3,192 (♦ 1*4*4.7$)

loans and advances • For use in Hong Kong For use outside Hong Kor^ Domestic loan/Deposit Ratio Average Liquidity Ratio D?JM.5 it-taking Companies' B.Janea Shrolfi 124,695 35.014 78.6% 47.9% 125,974 (40.6%) 34,328 (.2.0%) 82.2% 48.7% 118,500 90.9% (45.2%) (.8.0%) 90,147 32,175 95-5% 49.8% (♦38. » (♦8.8*)

Deposits Negotiable certificates of deposit outstanding 47,086 1,646 47.455 (-0.8%) 1.55* (45.9%) y*.3?9 1,088. (-15.3%) («51.5%) 55.767 8’3 <-1‘>.A%) (♦1(X).(#)

loans and advances 2

For use in Hong Kong For use outeide Hung Kung Domestic loan/Oeposit Ratio Average Liquidity Ratio *49.5,*6 99.1% *♦5,168 (4 3. Vt) 48,255 (42.7%) 95.2% 55.4% *♦ 5,8th *♦6,*4% 8o.7> *>9.h% (<6.*4<) (♦6.7%) 3\5'«7 37, W (v n) (• 3; .7/)

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CONTRACT FOR ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR *****

THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) AWARDED A MAJOR CONTRACT FOR THE FINAL PART OF THE SECOND STAGE OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR TO HENRY BOOT INTERNATIONAL LTD.

THE CONTRACT, VALUED AT $64 MILLION, WAS FORMALLY SIGNED BY MR NG TECK-SHENG, ACTING PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY ENGINEER. AND MR DAVID MYLES, DIRECTOR OF HENRY BOOT INTERNATIONAL LTD.

MR NG SAID THAT WORK ON THE CONTRACT WOULD START THIS MONTH AND BE COMPLETED IN 1984.

THE CONTRACT COVERS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 7OO-METRE LONG DUAL THREE-LANE HIGHWAY AT GROUND LEVEL BETWEEN QUARRY BAY AND TAIKOO SHING ON QUARRY BAY RECLAMATION.

♦THE NEW SECTION WILL CONNECT WITH THE INITIAL PART OF THE SECOND STAGE OF THE CORRIDOR ALREADY UNDER CONSTRUCTION BETWEEN hEALTHY STREET AND QUARRY BAY, AND WILL BE CONTINUED EASTWARDS TO MEET THE FUTURE EXTENSION OF THE CORRIDOR AT SAI WAN HO RECLAMATION,+ HE SAID.

THE CONTRACT ALSO INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN INTERCHANGE AT TAIKOO SHING CONNECTING THE HIGHWAY WITH THE ESTATE ROADS WITHIN THAT DEVELOPMENT.

♦WITH THE COMPLETION OF BOTH STAGES I AND II OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR IN 1984, A FOUR-KILOMETRE LONG DUAL THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WILL BE PROVIDED BETWEEN CAUSEWAY BAY AND TAIKOO SHING WITH A POTENTIAL CAPACITY OF 10 000 VEHICLES PER HOUR, WHICH NEARLY TREBLES THAT OF KING’S ROAD,+ MR NG ADDED.

MEANWHILE, CONSTRUCTION WORK NOW UNDER WAY ON THE REMAINING SECTION OF STAGE II FROM TAIKOO SHING TO SHAU KEI WAN IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1985.

THIS SECTION WAS COMMISSIONED ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT BY THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH THEIR CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE SHAU KEI WAN STATION, HE SAID.

MR NG ALSO DISCLOSED THAT STAGE I I I OF THE CORRIDOR EXTENDING THE HIGHWAY FROM SHAU KEI WAN TO CHAI WAN WAS BEING PLANNED FOR COMPLETION IN THE LATE EIGHTIES.

THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO TAIKOO SHING WAS DESIGNED BY MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA WHICH WILL ALSO SUPERVISE CONSTRUCTION FOR THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT

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DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED * * *

THE GOVERNOR, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON POON WING-HUNG ON SEPTEMBER 19, 1979, SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO 20 YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT.

POON WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF LEUNG KIT-YING IN A FLAT IN TSIM SHA TSUI ON APRIL 4, 1979.

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TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD PUBLISHES FIRST ANNUAL REPORT *****

THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD IN THE ADMINISTRATION, DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICING OF THE NEW TOWN WAS REVIEWED IN THE BOARD’S FIRST ANNUAL REPORT PUBLISHED TODAY.

THE 164-PAGE REPORT COVERS THE WORK OF THE BOARD IN THE PAST YEARS WHEN IT WAS KNOWN AS THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT ADVISORY BOARD, AND ITS PREDECESSOR, THE TSUEN WAN RECREATION AND AMENITIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHICH WAS FORMED IN MARCH 1976.

PRINTED IN CHINESE, THE REPORT SHOWS THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE BOARD HAS ASSOCIATED ITSELF WITH THE WORK OF THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE REPORT, WHICH WAS TABLED IN TODAY’S DISTRICT BOARD MEETING, ALSO LISTS THE WIDE RANGE OF WORK DONE BY THESE DEPARTMENTS AND THEIR SERVICES TO LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE FORMER BOARD CHAIRMAN, DR JAMES HAYES, SAID IN A MESSAGE THAT HE WAS PROUD OF THE PROGRESS MADE IN THE FORMATIVE PERIOD CF THE BOARD AND OF THE WELL-MOTIVATED WORK-TEAM OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WHICH HAD LIAISED CLOSELY TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE NEW TOWN.

♦ THIS RANGE OF SERVICES, WHICH ARE BEING CONTINUALLY IMPROVED IN EXTENT AND QUALITY, IS ENCOURAGING FOR US ALL, BUT IN OTHER RESPECTS THEIR EXTENT HELPS TO EMPHASISE THE NEED FOR INCREASED CO-OPERATION AND CO-ORDINATION OF EFFORTS BY ALL CONCERNED,* HE SAID.

HE ADDED THAT IT WAS THE BOARD’S ONEROUS TASK TO MONITOR PROGRESS AND PERFORMANCE, ASSIST AND GUIDE THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE SERVICE DEPARTMENTS IN THE INTERESTS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

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HIS VIEWS WERE SHARED BY THE PRESENT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, WHO SAID THE BOARD’S CONTRIBUTION WOULD CONTINUE TO BE INVALUABLE IN GUIDING THE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT OF TSUEN WAN AND FURTHERING THE WELL-BEING OF ITS CITIZENS.

THE REPORT IS ILLUSTRATED WITH MAPS, CHARTS AND COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED FROM A RECENT COMPETITION AND SHOWING THE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF THE NEW TOWN.

ONE THOUSAND COPIES HAVE BEEN PRINTED, AT A COST OF $30 000 FROM THE BOARD, AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR STUDENTS ON OUTINGS * * * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE HAVE JOINTLY DRAWN UP A SIMPLE REPORTING PROCEDURE TO HELP SCHOOLS ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THEIR STUDENTS DURING OUTINGS.

UNDER THE PROCEDURE, SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHOULD WRITE TO THE POLICE DIVISIONAL COMMANDER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AREA TO BE VISITED AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OUTING, GIVING HIM SUCH DETAILS AS THE DATE, TIME AND LOCALITY FOR THE FIELD TRIP.

SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHOULD ALSO ENSURE THAT THE LEADER OF THE OUTING WILL REPORT TO THE DUTY OFFICER OF THE LOCAL POLICE STATION UPON COMPLETION OF THE VISIT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT REMINDED HEADS OF SCHOOLS THAT OUT|NG SH0ULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN EXPERIENCED AND RESPONSIBLE PERSON.

*THIS IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT WHEN VISITS TO SQUATTER AREAS ?KErtRErETTLEMENT AREAS ARE MADE 0R WHEN CONTACT WITH HAWKERS IS INVOLVED,+ HE ADDED.

T111_ PUP,LS GOING ON FIELD TRIPS SHOULD BE INSTRUCTED TO REPORT THEIR RETURN IMMEDIATELY TO THEIR SUPERVISOR OR THE SUB-DIVISION CONCERNED, IF THEY RETURN INDEPENDENTLY OF THE MAIN GROUP.

♦WHILE A KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH TRIPS BY THE POLICE IS AN IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTION, THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAFETY OF PUPILS ON FIELD TRIPS AND OUTINGS MUST BE WITH THE SCHOOLS THEMSELVES, IN THAT THEY MUST PROVIDE COMPETENT LEADERS AND PROPERLY BRIEF THE PUP ILS,+ THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1982

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OVER A MILLION NOTES FOR ETV PROGRAMME

X X X X X

WITH THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR A MAJOR OPERATION IS UNDER WAY TO SUPPLY STUDY MATERIAL FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS RECEIVING HONG KONG’S EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION SERVICE.

ABOUT 1.3 MILLION COPIES OF NOTES FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED FOR USE IN SOME 700 PRIMARY AND 400 SECONDARY SCHOOLS WHERE ETV PROGRAMMES ARE WATCHED BY AN ESTIMATED 610 000 CHILDREN EACH SCHOOL DAY.

FOR BULK SUPPLIES TO SCHOOLS AND BOOKSHOPS, THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES HAS SET UP A TEMPORARY SALES CENTRE AT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE CENTRE AT 4 PAK FUK ROAD, TANNER HILL, NORTH POINT.

INDIVIDUAL COPIES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

THIS IS THE SECOND BI-ANNUAL SALE OF ETV NOTES THIS YEAR. IT WILL BE ON UNTIL SEPTEMBER 18.

NOTES ON FOUR SUBJECTS - CHINESE, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS AND SOCIAL STUDIES-ARE BEING SOLD FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS OF PRIMARY 3 TO 6 CLASSES.

FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS, TEACHERS’ NOTES ARE ON SALE FOR FIVE SUBJECTS - CHINESE, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE - FOR FORMS 1 TO 3.

SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES ON CHINESE FOR FORM 1 TEACHERS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

THE ETV NOTES HAVE BEEN COMPILED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER.

THE PROGRAMMES ARE PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

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URBAN CLEARWAY IN CAUSEWAY BAY

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THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUNG LO WAN ROAD NEAR ITS WESTERN JUNCTION WITH CAUSEWAY ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED AS AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 10 AM THIS FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP WITHIN THE SECTION FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

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WATER CUTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND LANTAU * * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME AREAS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND LANTAU WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS WEEK FOR WORK ON THE SUPPLY SYSTEM.

ON SEPTEMBER 9 (THURSDAY), THE AREA BOUNDED BY QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, QUEEN’S ROAD WEST, TAI PING SHAN STREET, SQUARE STREET, HOLLYWOOD ROAD, ABERDEEN STREET AND WELLINGTON STREET ON HONG KONG ISLAND WILL HAVE ITS FRESH WATER SUPPLY SUSPENDED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

ON SEPTEMBER 10 (FRIDAY), ALL PREMISES IN MUI WO AREA ON LANTAU ISLAND WILL HAVE THEIR FRESH WATER SUPPLY TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM.

ON SEPTEMBER 11 (SATURDAY), FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO ALL PREMISES ALONG KA WAI MAN ROAD AND VICTORIA ROAD IN KENNEDY TOWN, INCLUDING SAI WAN ESTATE, WILL BE CUT OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF MARSH ROAD * * *

MARSH ROAD BETWEEN LOCKHART ROAD AND JAFFE ROAD IN WAN CHAI WILL BE CLOSE!) TO TRAFFIC FROM 7 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) UNTIL 7 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) FOR ROAD WORKS.

ANOTHER SECTION BETWEEN JAFFE ROAD AND GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FROM 7 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) UNTIL 7 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 13), DURING WHICH JAFFE ROAD BETWEEN CANAL ROAD WEST AND TONNCCHY ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY REROUTED ONE WAY WESTBOUND.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IN SHA TIN

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THE KOWLOON-BOUND SECTION OF SHA KOK STREET BETWEEN SHA TIN WAI ROAD AND THE ACCESS ROAD TO SHA KOK ESTATE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) FOR THE LAYING OF DRAINAGE PIPES.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL LAST FOR FOUR DAYS, WHEN THE NEW TERR I TOR IES-BOUND LANE WILL BE TEMPORARILY RE-ROUTED TWO WAYS.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

UPGC VIEW ON OPEN UNIVERSITY SOUGHT .......................... 1

TRAM SERVICES REDUCED ON SATURDAY ............................ 2

SPECIAL EDUCATION SECTION RE-ORGANISED ....................... 2

NEW PLANS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW............................. 5

GREATER CARE IN FOOD PREPARATIONS URGED ...................... 5

DB MEMBERS ON FIELD STUDY..................................... 4

WATER CUT IN TUEN MUN

4

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1982

1

UPGC VIEW ON OPEN UNIVERSITY SOUGHT *****

THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ASKING THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER THE QUESTION OF AN OPEN UNIVERSITY IN HONG KONG, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE DECISION WAS MADE ON THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AFTER IT RECOMMENDED THAT AN APPLICATION BY THE OPEN COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ASIA, FOR THE REGISTRATION OF A STUDY CENTRE TO PROVIDE TUTORIAL CLASSES AS PART OF A DISTANCELEARNING PROGRAMME LEADING TO THE AWARD OF DEGREES, BE TURNED DOWN.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID, ♦ IT IS RECOGNISED THAT THERE ARE, AND WILL FOR SOME TIME CONTINUE TO BE, INSUFFICIENT PLACES IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR OF TERTIARY EDUCATION TO MEET REQUIREMENTS, ALTHOUGH THE GOVERNMENT IS CONTINUING PROGRESSIVELY TO EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDY AT THIS LEVEL.*

HOWEVER, IN PROVIDING EDUCATION AT THIS LEVEL, IT IS NECESSARY TO PLAN CAREFULLY IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THE FACILITIES AND TEACHING STAFF WILL BE SATISFACTORY AND THE COURSES WILL BE OF AN APPROPRIATE STANDARD, HE SAID.

HE SAID, +THERE ARE ALREADY PROPOSALS BEFORE THE UPGC FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG FOR AN EXTERNAL DEGREE PROGRAMME, BUT, IF THESE PROPOSALS ARE APPROVED, IT IS NOT EXPECTED THAT THEY WILL BY ANY MEANS EXHAUST LOCAL DEMAND.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT INVITATION TO THE UPGC WILL BE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF THE RELEVANCE OF OPEN UNIVERSITY TYPE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES IN HONG KONG, AND THE FORMAL REQUEST TO THE COMMITTEE WILL BE MADE WHEN THE OVERSEAS PANEL OF EDUCATORS, WHO ARE CONDUCTING AN OVERALL REVIEW OF EDUCATION IN HONG KONG, HAVE PRESENTED THEIR FINAL REPORT LATER THIS YEAR.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1982

TRAM SERVICES REDUCED ON SATURDAY * * *

TRAM SERVICES WILL BE REDUCED ON SATURDAY EVENING (SEPTEMBER 11) TO ALLOW FOR THE REALIGNMENT OF NEW TRAM TRACKS IN SHEUNG WAN.

THE LAST TRAMS WILL DEPART FROM SHAU KEI WAN TO WESTERN MARKET AT 10.48 PM; FROM NORTH POINT TO WHITTY STREET AT 10.42 PM? FROM NORTH POINT TO WESTERN MARKET AT 11.01 PMl FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO KENNEDY TOwN AT 10.41 PM; FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO WHITTY STREET AT 10.52 PM; FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO WESTERN MARKET AT 11.08 PM; FROM KENNEDY TOWN TO HAPPY VALLEY AT 11.16 PM; FROM WHITTY STREET TO NORTH POINT AT 11.19 PM? FROM WHITTY STREET TO HAPPY VALLEY AT 11.20 PM? AND FROM WESTERN MARKET TO SHAU KEI WAN, NORTH POINT AND HAPPY VALLEY AT 11.28 PM.

TO MINIMISE INCONVENIENCE TO COMMUTERS, ADDITIONAL TRAM SERVICES WILL BE OPERATED THE SAME DAY BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND HAPPY VALLEY AFTER 10.39 PM AND BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND WAN CHAI (FENWICK STREET) AFTER 10.48 PM.

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SPECIAL EDUCATION SECTION RE-ORGANISED * * * *

THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S SERVICES DIVISION HAS JUST BEEN RE-ORGANISED, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE SECTION IS NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR FOUR MAJOR UNITSt-ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING, SPECIAL EDUCATION INSPECTORATE, SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES, AND ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIAL SERVICES, WITH EACH UNIT HEADED BY A PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR.

THE ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING UNIT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BUILDING AND ADMINISTRATION OF SPECIAL SCHOOLS AS WELL AS SPECIAL AND RESOURCE CLASSES IN ORDINARY SCHOOLS.

ALL PROFESSIONAL MATTERS CONCERNING THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ARE DEALT WITH BY THE SPECIAL EDUCATION INSPECTORATE UNIT.

THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES UNIT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE REFERRAL OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FOR ASSESSMENT AND EDUCATIONAL PLACEMENT, WHILE THE ACTUAL ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIAL SERVICES FOR THESE CHILDREN ARE PROVIDED BY THE ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIAL SERVICES UNIT.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE RE-ORGANISATION MAY BE MADE AT 5-778311, EXTENSION 145 OR 147.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1982

NEW PLANS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW * * *

NEW ARRANGEMENTS AIMED AT IMPROVING TRAFFIC FLOW ON CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD IN KOWLOON, AS WELL AS ON CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

IN KOWLOON, CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BETWEEN YEN CHOW STREET AND NAM CHEONG STREET WILL BE OPEN TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC, WHILE APLIU STREET BETWEEN PEI HO STREET AND NAM CHEONG STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY SOUTHBOUND.

AT THE SAME TIME, NORTHBOUND VEHICLES ON CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO NAM CHEONG STREET EASTBOUND, AND SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO YEN CHOW STREET EASTBOUND.

IN CENTRAL, EASTBOUND VEHICLES ON CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO JUBILEE STREET.

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GREATER CARE IN FOOD PREPARATIONS URGED * * * *

OPERATORS OF FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE URGED TODAY TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS TO HELP PREVENT THE OUTBREAK CF CHOLERA.

IN MAKING THE APPEAL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT REMINDED LICENCEES OF FOOD PREMISES THAT COOKS AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO HANDLE FOOD ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO OBSERVE CERTAIN RULES OF HYGIENE.

♦ALL COOKED FOOD MUST BE KEPT FREE FROM CONTAMINATION,♦ THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED, GIVING THE FOLLOWING OTHER ADVICEi

* STORE ALL MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS, POULTRY, FISH, MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS NOT FOR IMMEDIATE CONSUMPTION IN REFR IGERATORS.

* COOK ALL FOOD THOROUGHLY AND CONSUME IT WHEN HOT, AND BOIL DRINKING WATER FROM SOURCES OTHER THAN FROM THE GOVERNMENT MAINS WATER SUPPLY.

* CLEAN ALL COOKING UTENSILS AND CUTLERY THOROUGHLY WITH DETERGENT AND HOT WATER BEFORE USE.

MEANWHILE, NTSD HEALTH INSPECTORS WILL BE STEPPING UP INSPECTIONS OF RESTAURANTS AND OTHER LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO ADVISED AGAINST CONSUMPTION OF CUT FRUIT, NON-EOTTLED DRINKS, AND COOKED FOOD SOLD BY UNLICENSED STREET TRADERS.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1982

DB MEMBERS ON FIELD STUDY * * * *

SIX UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD VISITED

THE LARGEST OFF-STREET REFUSE COLLECTION STATION IN THE NEW TERRITORIES TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AS PART OF THEIR FIELD STUDY CF PUBLIC FACILITIES IN SHA TIN.

THE $530 000 REFUSE COLLECTION STATION, LOCATED IN THE FO TAN INDUSTRIAL AREA OF SHA TIN, HANDLES ABOUT 800 KG. OF REFUSE DAILY.

ITS WORKLOAD WILL BE INCREASED WHEN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA IS FULLY DEVELOPED IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

ACCORDING TO THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER (SHA TIN), MR IP SHING-WAI, HIS OFFICE AT PRESENT DISPOSES OF MORE THAN 100 000 KG. CF REFUSE AND OTHER DISCARDED MATERIAL IN THE DISTRICT EVERY DAY.

HE BRIEFED THE BOARD MEMBERS ON URBAN SERVICES PLANNING AND PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR DONALD TSANG, THE MEMBERS WERE SHOWN ROUND THE JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL AND SQUASH COURTS BEFORE THEY PROCEEDED TO THE FO TAN COOKED-FOOD MARKET.

THE 39 STALLS IN THE MARKET MAINLY CATER FOR THE NEEDS OF THE > 000 FACTORY AND CONSTRUCTION SITE WORKERS IN FO TAN.

THE MEMBERS ALSO VISITED THE SHA TIN MARKET WHICH HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS.

MOST OF THE STALL OPERATORS WERE RESITED FROM THE SHA TIN OLD TOWN MARKET AND PAK HOK TING HAWKER BAZAAR.

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WATER CUT IN TUEN MUN

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN TUEN MUN WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR 29 HOURS FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) TO 3 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR WATER MAINS CONNECTION.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL AFFECT PREMISES ON KIN FAT STREET BETWEEN HO TIN STREET AND PUI TO ROAD, AS WELL AS INDUSTRIAL AREA 12.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR RETURNS FRIDAY......................................... 1

NEW PT,AN TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN 1

PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1982 ........................................................... 4

MARCH LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS .................................. 7

APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR NEW MAXICAB ROUTES .................... 8

ELECTION FORUMS IN WONG TAI SIN ................................ 8

EXHIBITION FOR HORTICULTURE ENTHUSIASTS ........................ 9

SWIM.IING COMPETITION FOR EASTERN DISTRICT ..................... 9

NT BASKETBALL LEAGUE PRIZE PRESENTATION ....................... 10

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TUNNELS .................................. 10

CHAMBERS FOR WATER SUPPLY ..................................... 11

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1982

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GOVERNOR RETURNS FRIDAY

* * *

THERE WILL BE A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY IN THE AIRPORT VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) EVENING, WHEN THE GOVERNOR SIR EDWARD YOUDE RETURNS FROM LONDON.

SIR EDWARD IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A BRIEF STATEMENT.

THE GOVERNOR AND FOUR UMELCO MEMBERS ARE DUE TO ARRIVE BY FLIGHT BR 382 AT 6.15 PM TOMORROW.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE ASKED TO BE IN POSITION AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE ARRIVAL TIME.

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NEW PLAN TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN * * *

THE FIRST PHASE OF A THREE-STAGE SCHEME TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE NEW PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY MEASURE IS TO IMPROVE BUS JOURNEY TIME AS WELL AS GENERAL TRAFFIC FLOW BY CURTAILING KERBSIDE ACTIVITIES, IMPROVING JUNCTION CAPACITIES AND PROVIDING BUS PRIORITY ROUTINGS, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

THE WHOLE SCHEME HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD, HE ADDED.

THE SECOND STAGE WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON SEPTEMBER 19, AND THE FULL SCHEME IS EXPECTED TO BE ENFORCED BY LATE OCTOBER.

MEANWHILE, THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY:

THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF FU NING STREET BETWEEN MA TAU CHUNG ROAD AND SHING TAK STREET, THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF SHING TAK STREET, AND THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF FAT KWONG STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH YAN FUNG STREET WILL BE RESERVED FOR BUSES ONLY.

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THUHSDAY, SHPT^LESR 9, 1982

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URBAN CLEARWAYS - 7 AM TO

10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM»

* MA TAU WAI ROAD BETWEEN LOK SHAN ROAD AND KOWLOON CITY ROUNDABOUT;

* THE WESTERN CARRIAGEWAY OF MA TAU WAI ROAD BETWEEN KIANG HSI STREET AND LOK SHAN ROAD;

* THE WEST SIDE OF TAM KUNG ROAD BETWEEN MA TAU WAI ROAD AND SUNG WONG TOI ROAD;

* THE EAST SIDE OF TAM KUNG ROAD BETWEEN MA TAU WAI ROAD AND SAN SHAN ROAD;

* THE SOUTH SIDE OF MA HANG CHUNG ROAD NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH MA TAU WAI ROAD;

* THE SOUTH SIDE OF LOK SHAN ROAD BETWEEN MAIDSTONE LANE AND MA TAU WAI ROAD ;

* CHI KIANG STREET BETWEEN MA TAU WAI ROAD AND TO KWA WAN ROAD; AND

* THE SLIP ROAD LINKING TAM KUNG ROAD WITH MA TAU WAI ROAD.

CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS WILL ALSO BE IMPOSED ON MA TAU KOK ROAD AND FU NING STREET NEAR THEIR JUNCTIONS WITH MA TAU CHUNG ROAD FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

AT THE SAME TIME, SHING TAK STREET, SHEUNG HEUNG ROAD BETWEEN MA TAU WAI ROAD AND PAU CHUNG STREET, AND FU NING STREET BETWEEN SHING TAK STREET AND MA TAU CHUNG ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED TWO WAY.

VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT FROM MA TAU CHUNG ROAD NORTHBOUND INTO MA TAU KOK ROAD.

KMB ROUTES NOS. 5A AND 108 TRAVELLING TOWARDS STOPS AT SHING TAK STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA MA TAU KOK ROAD, AND VIA FU NING STREET ON THEIR OUTWARD JOURNEYS.

BUS JOURNEY TIME AND GENERAL TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG MA TAU WAI ROAD, TO KWA WAN ROAD AND WUHU STREET IS EXPECTED TO IMPROVE CONSIDERABLY WHEN THE ENTIRE SCHEME IS INTRODUCED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID. (PLEASE SEE SCHEMATIC SKETCH.)

THURSDAY > -SEPTEMBER % 1^2


PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY MEASURES SCHEME —

PROPOSED ROUTEING

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PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1982 *****

PRICES OF BOTH DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND IMPORTS ROSE BY 9 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1982 AS COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1981 ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF THE DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO THE IMPORT PRICE INDEX) CHANGED ONLY SLIGHTLY. THE VOLUMES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND IMPORTS DROPPED BY 2 PER CENT AND 4 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THE PRICES OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 13 PER CENT, WITH THE VOLUME DOWN BY 3 PER CENT, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, PRICES WERE UP BY 10 PER CENT AND A DECREASE BY 3 PER CENT WAS RECORDED FOR THE VOLUME.

FOR THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD TO JUNE 1982 AS COMPARED WITH THE TWELVE MONTHS TO JUNE 1981, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 9 PER CENT, 11 PER CENT AND 10 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS EXPANDED BY 4 PER CENT AND THAT OF RE-EXPORTS BY 9 PER CENT, GIVING A 6 PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS AS AGAINST A 2 PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS.

PRICES ARE BASED ON UNIT VALUE WHICH DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CHANGES IN THE COMPOSITION OR QUALITY OF GOODS TRADED. CHANGES IN THE VOLUME OF TRADE ARE DERIVED FROM CHANGES IN TRADE VALUES, AFTER DISCOUNTING THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

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

PERCENTAGE CHANGES COMPARING

JAN.-JUNE 1982 WITH JAN. -JUNE 1981

EXPORT VALUE EXPORT UNIT VALUE EXPORT VOLUME

CLOTHING (EXCEPT FUR) + 5 + 12 - 6

TEXTILE FABRICS - 1 + 7 - 7

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD + 8 - 2 + 10

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES - 1 + 20 - 18

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS - 29 - 8 - 23

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FOOTWEAR 6 ♦ 11 - 5

KETAL MANUFACTURES 4- 2 + 9 - 7

KETAL ORES AND SCRAP 24 - 15 - 10

WATCHES AND CLOCKS 8 - 18 ♦ 11

ALL COMMODITIES + 6 + 9 - 2

THE DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED, FROM 7 PER CENT FOR TEXTILE FABRICS TO 20 PER CENT FOR TEXTILE MADE-UPS. ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES IN THE DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES WERE RECORDED FOR TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-2 PER CENT), ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-8 PER CENT), METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-15 PER CENT), AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS (-18 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE RECORDED FOR MOST COMMODITY GROUPS, INCLUDING METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-10 PER CENT), TEXTILE MADE-UPS (-18 PER CENT) AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-23 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, CONSIDERABLE GROWTH IN THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WAS REGISTERED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+11 PER CENT) AND TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+10 PER CENT).

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

PERCENTAGE CHANGES COMPARING

JAN.-JUNE 1982 WITH JAN.-JUNE 1981

IMPORT VALUE IMPORT UNIT VALUE IMPORT VOLUME

FOODSTUFFS + 16 + 10 + 5

CONSUMER GOODS + 4 ♦ 6 - 2

FUELS + 8 - 1 + 9

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES + 2 + 10 - 7

CAPITAL GOODS + 5 + 19 - 12

ALL COMMODITIES ♦ 5 + 9 - 4

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUELS, THE PRICES OF WHICH DROPPED

BY 1 PER CENT, INCREASES IN THE PRICES Or IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY RANGED FROM 6 PER CENT FOR CONSUMER GOODS TO 19 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS.

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MOST OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS INCREASED IN VOLUME TERMS, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS, LIVE POULTRY AND CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT VOLUMES OF RICE AS WELL AS TEA AND COFFEE DROPPED CONSIDERABLY.

IN THE CONSUMER GOODS CATEGORY, SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES; CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHT APPARATUS AND SUPPLIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY; RADIOS, TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS, TAPE RECORDERS AND AMPLIFIERS AS WELL AS PASSENGER MOTOR CARS. THE IMPORT VOLUMES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND TEXTILE MADE-UP ARTICLES ROSE CONSIDERABLY.

IMPORTS OF FUELS INCREASED BY 9 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES DECLINED, AMONG THEM CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS; WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK? YARN OF MAN-MADE FIBRES; WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR AS WELL AS MAN-MADE FIBRES DROPPED SUBSTANTIALLY. THE IMPORT VOLUME OF BASE METALS EXCLUDING IRON AND STEEL1 DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS; AND FABRICS OF WOOL AND MIXTURES ROSE CONSIDERABLY.

MOST OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED CAPITAL GOODS DECLINED IN VOLUME TERMS, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, OPTICAL, MEASURING AND CONTROLLING INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS; TEXTILE MACHINERY; AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE WAS RECORDED IN THE IMPORT VOLUME OF OFFICE MACHINES.

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

PERCENTAGE CHANGES COMPARING

JAN.-JUNE 1982 WITH JAN.-JUNE 1981

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

FOODSTUFFS + 21 + 17 4

CONSUMER GOODS + 6 + 9 2

FUELS ♦ 53 ♦ 8 + 41

RAW MATERIALS, AND + 6 + 14 - 7

SEMI-MANUFACTURES

CAPITAL GOODS ♦ 27 + 20 + 5

ALL COMMODITIES ♦ 10 + 13 - 3

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORT VOLUME VARIED, RANGING FROM A 2 PER CENT DECREASE FOR CONSUMER GOODS TO A 41 PER CENT INCREASE FOR FUELS.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE JUNE 1982 ISSUE OF THE ♦HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS+, AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$2 PER COPY.

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MARCH LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS .ft ft ft ft

THE DESEASONALISED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MARCH THIS YEAR WAS 3.5 PER CENT, WHICH COMPARES WITH 4.1 PER CENT ESTIMATED IN MARCH 1981 AND 3.1 PER CENT ESTIMATED IN DECEMBER 1981, ALL THREE FIGURES USING THE DEFINITIONS OF THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY, IT IS REPORTED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS. BOTH THE DECREASE OF 0.6 PERCENTAGE POINT IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BETWEEN MARCH 1981 AND MARCH 1982 AND THE INCREASE OF 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINT IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE BETWEEN DECEMBER 1981 AND MARCH 1982 WERE STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, THE COMMISSIONER POINTED OUT THAT THE PROPORTION OF FIRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS WHO HAVE JUST LEFT SCHOOL VARIES FROM MONTH TO MONTH. THE DESEASONALISED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, WHICH HAS BEEN ADJUSTED FOR THIS SEASONAL INFLUENCE, IS THEREFORE USED IN MAKING COMPARISONS WITH THE MARCH 1981 AND DECEMBER 1981 RATES.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURE FOR MARCH 1981 WAS OBTAINED FROM A SAMPLE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT BETWEEN FEBRUARY AND APRIL. ACCORDING TO THE DEFINITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT USED IN THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, THERE WERE 80 500 UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN HONG KONG IN MARCH 1982, REPRESENTING 3.2 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL LABOUR FORCE. AFTER ADJUSTMENT FOR SEASONAL EFFECTS, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 3.4 PER CENT.

THE COMMISSIONER DREW ATTENTION TO THE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS USED IN THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY COMPARED WITH THOSE USED IN THE LABOUR FORCE SURVEY. IN THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY, PERSONS AGED 15 AND OVER WHO WERE NOT IN EMPLOYMENT BUT WERE AVAILABLE FOR WORK AND WERE SEEKING WORK IN THE SEVEN DAYS BEFORE ENUMERATION WERE CLASSIFIED AS UNEMPLOYED. THOSE CLASSIFIED AS +UNEMPLOYED+ ALSO INCLUDED PEOPLE WHO WERE WAITING TO TAKE UP A NEW JOB; OR WHO HAD TEMPORARILY BEEN LAID OFF WORK WITHOUT PAY I OR WHO WERE AVAILABLE FOR WORK, BUT WERE NOT ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR WORK BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS NONE TO BE HAD OR BECAUSE THEY WERE TEMPORARILY SICK.

THE SURVEY REPORT WILL SOON BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING. SIMILAR INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT IS PUBLISHED EVERY THREE MONTHS.

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL INVITE APPLICATIONS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FOR OPERATING MAX I CABS ON 25 NEW ROUTES IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID REGISTERED OWNERS OF PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

♦INCLUDED IN THE NEW ROUTES WILL BE FIVE FEEDER SERVICES TO THE TAI PO RAILWAY STATION TO MEET INCREASING TRANSPORT DEMAND AS A RESULT OF KCR'S ELECTRIFICATION WHILE 11 OTHER ROUTES WILL SERVE MTR COMMUTERS,♦ HE SAID.

FARES WILL RANGE FROM $0.80 TO A MAXIMUM OF $2.

DETAILS OF THE SERVICES WILL BE SPECIFIED IN THE APPLICATION FORMS, WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS AT 32 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI, ITS REGIONAL OFFICES AT PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, MONG KOK, AND AT 26-38 HIU KWONG STREET, KWUN TONG, AND FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY REGISTERED POST TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS BY 5 PM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1982.

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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ELECTION FORUMS IN WONG TAI SIN * * *

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (WONG TAI SIN) WILL HOLD A SERIES OF FORUMS TO GIVE CONSTITUENTS FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO ASSESS THE CANDIDATES FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS DUE ON SEPTEMBER 23.

A FORUM FOR THE LOWER WONG TAI SIN CONSTITUENCY WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) AT THE WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

AT 8.30 PM THE SAME DAY, THE UPPER WONG TAI SIN AND FUNG WONG CONSTITUENCIES WILL GIVE A FORUM AT THE FUNG MING HALL OF WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

THE SAN PO KONG CONSTITUENCY WILL HOLD ITS FORUM AT 3 PM ON SEPTEMBER 19 AT THE HALL OF HO LAP COLLEGE.

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EXHIBITION FOR HORTICULTURE ENTHUSIASTS * * * *

A THREE-DAY EXHIBITION ON HORTICULTURE WILL BE HELD IN THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL IN SHEUNG SHU I FROM SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

THE EXHIBITION IS BEING ORGAN I S?D' BY THE HORTICULTURE SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT ARTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND NORTH DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE, WHILE THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED $16 OOO TO SPONSOR THE EVENT.

MORE THAN 300 ITEMS WILL BE ON DISPLAY AND FIVE SEMINARS WILL BE GIVEN ON FLOWER ARRANGEMENT, POT PLANTING, BONSAI AND OTHER HORTICULTURAL TOPICS.

EACH SEMINAR WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A LUCKY DRAW.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER NORTH, MR STUART HARB INSON, AND A DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR CHEUNG KUEN, WILL OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 11 AM.

OTHER PRINCIPAL GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NORTH DISTRICT ARTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, MR LIU CHING-LEUNG, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION’S HORTICULTURE SUB-COMMITTEE, W WONG DING-TIN.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITION AND SEMINARS TO BE HELD AT 11 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) AT THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL AT LUNG SUM AVENUE, SHEUNG SHU I.

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SWIMMING COMPETITION FOR EASTERN DISTRICT * * K *

ABOUT 500 YOUTHS IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE REGION’S 1982 SWIMMING COMPETITION ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) AT THE VICTORIA PARK SWIMMING POOL.

THE COMPETITION, TO BE HELD FROM 1.30 PM TO 6 PM, IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE (EASTERN), AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION.

THE TEN AREA COMMITTEES OF THE DISTRICT WILL ALSO SEND A TEAM EACH FOR THE CONTEST.

OFFICIALS ATTENDING THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL INCLUDE THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (EASTERN), MR CHARLES GATELY, THE REGIONAL RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICER, MR JOHNNY WOO, THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MADAM ANITA CHAN LAI-LING, AND THE PRESIDENT OF EASTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, bfi SIU MING.

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NT BASKETBALL LEAGUE PRIZE PRESENTATION *****

THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, W DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL OFFICIATE AT A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE SECOND NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT BASKETBALL LEIGUE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

YUEN LONG WON THE MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP AND NORTH DISTRICT THE WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP BY BEATING THE TEAMS FROM SEVEN OTHER DISTRICTS IN A SERIES OF MATCHES HELD OVER THE PAST FOUR MONTHS.

ALSO ATTENDING THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR DONALD TSANG, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT SPORT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR CHIU YIM-SHUN, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT BASKETBALL LEAGUE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR LAU HON-KIT.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT AT 11 AM ON SATURDAY AT THE KIANGSU-CHEKIANG COLLEGE IN WO CHE ESTATE, SHA TIN.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TUNNELS * * * *

THE AIRPORT TUNNEL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) UNTIL 5 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) TO ALLOW TESTING OF NEW SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT.

DURING THE CLOSURE, HUNG HOM-BOUND VEHICLES ALONG WAI YIP STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST AND MA TAU CHUNG ROAD.

VEHICLES HEADING FOR KOWLOON BAY AREA WILL BE DIVERTED VIA KOWLOON CITY ROAD, SUNG WONG TOI ROAD, MA TAU CHUNG ROAD, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST AND WAI YIP STREET.

MEANWHILE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REMINDED MOTORISTS THAT THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL WOULD BE CLOSED AT 10.30 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) BUT ONE TUBE WOULD RE-OPEN TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FROM 6.30 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 13).

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CHAMBERS FOR WATER SUPPLY * * *

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT WILL CHAMBER AT SHEUNG SHU I NEAR THE RAILWAY

CONSTRUCT A LARGE VALVE STATION ON SAN FUNG AVENUE

AS WELL AS FOUR SMALLER VALVE CHAMBERS AND A BATTERY HOUSE ON EITHER SIDE OF TAI PO ROAD AT TAU PASS (KIU TAU).

TENDERS HAVE BEEN INVITED FOR THE PROJECT.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE CHAMBER STRUCTURES WOULD BE CONSTRUCTED IN REINFORCED CONCRETE AND THAT ALL THE VALVE CHAMBERS AND ASSOCIATED PIPEWORK WOULD BE BURIED.

+THE VALVE CHAMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO INTER-CONNECT THE EXISTING AND NEW PIPELINES USED FOR CONVEYING WATER FROM CHINA WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THE FLEXIBILITY OF CAPACITY OF THE OVERALL SYSTEM,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

„UD, WORK ls EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE 28 MONTHS TO COMPLETE,

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

GOVERNOR GOING TO PEKING............................... 1

CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO SHOW CONCERN...................... 4

PUBLIC INVITED TO KOWLOON CITY DB MEETING.............. 5

PLAN TO TURN SHAM TSENG INTO TOWN CENTRE............... 5

DEALING WITH THE ’PRESSURE OF POLLUTION IN HONG KONG’ . 6

GOVERNWiT TO BURN $50 MILLION WORTH OF SEIZED NARCOTIC DRUGS 8

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT ....... 9

SHUN LEE ESTATE CLINIC OPENS ON MONDAY................. 10

ROAD AID) DRAINAGE WORKS .............................. 10

TAI PO SITE FOR SALE................................... 11

’COLOURED BOAT’ OPEN COMPETITION ...................... 11

+FIGHT CRIMS}- SHOW IN SHA TIN ........................ 12

RESTORING A 100-YEAR-OLD SHEUNG YIU VILLAGE............ 12

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE HI CENTRAL ..................... 12

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1982

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GOVERNOR GOING TO PEKING * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, CONFIRMED THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING THAT HE WILL BE JOINING THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS MARGARET THATCHER, ON HER VISIT TO PEKING LATER THIS MONTH.

SIR EDWARD ANNOUNCED THIS WHEN ASKED BY NEWSMEN AT THE AIRPORT ON HIS RETURN WITH FOUR UMELCO MEMBERS FROM LONDON.

SIR EDWARD:

REPORTER:

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING TO WELCOME US BACK.

WE HAD A VERY GOOD TRIP TO LONDON AND I THINK I CAN SAY THAT IT IS A VERY ENCOURAGING TRIP. WE SAW NOT ONLY THE PRIME MINISTER BUT WE SAW THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND WE SAW LORD BELSTEAD AND AFTER THAT WE MET WITH QUITE A FEW OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN HONG KONG AND ALL OF THEM WERE VERY KEENLY INTERESTED IN WHAT WE HAD TO SAY, IN PARTICULAR WHAT THE UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS HAD TO SAY.

I THINK YOU KNOW THAT THE PRIME MINISTER’S OBJECTIVE WAS TO HEAR AT FIRST HAND THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ON THE FUTURE, AND FROM THE STATEMENT WHICH WAS ISSUED BY NO. 10 DOWNING STREET AFTER OUR TALK WITH THE PRIME MINISTER SHE SAID THAT SHE HAD ASSURED THE UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS THAT IN HER DISCUSSIONS IN PEKING SHE WOULD FULLY REPRESENT THE VIEWS AND THE INTERESTS OF PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

SO I THINK ALL IN ALL IT WAS AND VERY ENCOURAGING TRIP.

SIR EDWARD, CAN YOU NOW TELL AMONG MRS THATCHER’S TEAM?

TO US A VERY SUCCESSFUL

US WHETHER YOU WOULD BE

SIR EDWARD: YES, I SHALL BE JOINING THE PRIME MINISTER IN PEKING.

REPORTER: AND WHAT ABOUT LORD MACLEHOSE ?

SIR EDWARD: I HAVEN’T ANY NEWS TO YOU EXCEPT ME. WHOEVER IS GOING TO PEKING OTHER THAN MYSELF I MUST LEAVE TO NO. 10 TO ANNOUNCE.

REPORTER: THERE HAVE BEEN PERSISTENT REPORTS THAT CHINA HAS

RECENTLY INFORMED LONDON THAT IT WILL REGAIN THE SOVEREIGNTY OF HONG KONG.......

SIR EDWARD: WE WERE NOT THERE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT MIGHT HAVE SAID TO LONDON. WE WERE THERE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WANTED TO SAY. SO I THINK PERHAPS IT’S JUST AS WELL WE SHOULD CONFINE THE QUESTIONS TO THAT.

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REPORTERi COULD YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT WHAT WAS, PERHAPS, THE SORT OF VIEWS PUT FORWARD BY YOURSELF AND UNOFFICIALS TO THE PRIME MINISTER.

SIR EDWARDi SIR S.Y. YOU DID MUCH OF THE TALKING....

SIR S.Y. CHUNGi

I THINK WE WERE ABLE TO CONVEY A VERY FULL AND COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF ALL THE VIEWS AND WISHES THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE NEWSPAPERS IN HONG KONG -THE PRESS, THE MEDIA - THROUGH CORRESPONDENCE WRITTEN TO US, PETITIONS MADE TO UMELCO AND STATEMENTS MADE BY A LARGE NUMBER OF ORGANISATIONS IN HONG KONG, AND OF COURSE A NUMBER OF MAJOR OPINION SURVEYS CARRIED OUT IN HONG KONG RECENTLY.

WE WERE ABLE TO REFLECT ALL THE VIEWS AND WISHES AND WE WERE GIVEN A VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT.

REPORTERi CAN YOU SINGLE OUT ONE PARTICULAR VERY DEFINITE POINT OF VIEW OF THE HONG KONG PUBLIC THAT YOU HAVE CONVEYED TO THE UK GOVERNMENT?

SIR EDWARDi PERHAPS I SHOULD SAY THAT t DON’T THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA WHEN YOU HAVE A SUBJECT AS IMPORTANT AS THIS ONE TO TRY TO GO IN FOR SIMPLIFIED PHRASES.

I THINK AS SIR S.Y. HAS SAID, THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR VIEWS IN A VERY WIDE RANGE OF PUBLICATIONS, OPINION POLLS AND ALL THAT KIND OF THING AND WHAT THE UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS DID, AND I CAN CERTAINLY GIVE YOU AN ASSURANCE OF THAT BECAUSE I WAS THERE TO HEAR THEM, WHAT THE UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS DID WAS TO GIVE A FAITHFUL AND VERY COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNT OF ALL THOSE VIEWS.

AND I DON’T THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL GIVEN THE STATE WE ARE IN TO TRY AND SUM THEM UP IN A FEW SIMPLE PHRASES.

REPORTERi

SIR EDWARDi

DO YOU BELIEVE YOU CHANGED ANY OF MRS THATCHER’S IDEAS ON THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG OR DO YOU FIND YOURSELF MORE OR LESS IN AGREEMENT ON THE POINTS YOU COVERED?

I THINK YOU WOULD HAVE TO ASK MRS THATCHER THAT QUESTION WHEN SHE COMES HERE. BUT I DO KNOW THAT IT WOULD BE VERY OBVIOUS TO YOU IF SHE LISTENED VERY KEENLY TO WHAT WAS BEING SAID TO HER BECAUSE WE WERE THERE FOR A TOTAL OF TWO HOURS AND ALTHOUGH WE WERE IN PART ENJOYING AN EXCELLENT LUNCH WE WERE ALSO TALKING THROUGHOUT THE LUNCH. SO WAIT A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND TRY THE QUESTION AGAIN.

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REPORTER I

SIR EDWARD*

REPORTER*

SIR EDWARD*

REPORTER, SIR EDWARD*

REPORTER*

SIR EDWARD*

REPORTER *

SIR EDWARD*

REPORTER*

SIR EDWARD:

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WAS THERE ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR THAT SHE WAS INTERESTED TO KNOW ABOUT HONG KONG?

I WOULDN’T SINGLE OUT A PARTICULAR SUBJECT. I THINK AS YOU KNOW SHE’S BEEN HERE BEFORE SO SHE HAS QUITE A KNOWLEDGE OF HONG KONG ALREADY, AND A GREAT INTEREST IN IT, AND I THINK SHE WAS REALLY SEEKING FOR A VERY WIDE RANGING TALK ABOUT HONG KONG, ABOUT THE CLIMATE OF OPINION HERE, ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG SINCE SHE WAS HERE AND THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE ON THE FUTURE.

DO YOU THINK THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAVE ALREADY HAD A STAND ON THE QUESTION OF THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG?

I THINK THAT THE OBJECT OF OUR VISIT WAS, AND THE REASON WE WERE INVITED, WAS THAT WE COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE PREPARATIONS WHICH WERE BEING MADE FOR THAT VISIT AND OBVIOUSLY THEY WERE MUCH CONCERNED TO HEAR THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE HERE BEFORE THEY DO COME TO CONCLUSIONS

WHAT DO YOU’EXPECT WILL COME OUT OF MRS THATCHER’S TRIP TO PEKING?

I THINK I’VE SAID IT SO OFTEN BUT PERHAPS IT WOULD BEAR REPETITION THAT I’M VERY CONFIDENT ABOUT THE FUTURE, BUT I’VE ALWAYS SAID I DO NOT EXPECT IT ALL TO BE SETTLED IN ONE GO; BUT HER VISIT WILL BE A VERY IMPORTANT EVENT AND I DO EXPECT PROGRESS STEP BY STEP.

DO YOU THINK HONG KONG CAN MAINTAIN ITS FINANCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONFIDENCE IF THERE IS NOT A CLEAR-CUT STATEMENT?

WELL, I THINK HONG KONG IS ABLE TO MAINTAIN ITS FINANCIAL AND GENERAL CONFIDENCE, AND I WOULD EXPECT THAT TO CONTINUE.

DO YOU KNOW WHOM MRS THATCHER WILL BE MEETING IN PEK ING?

I THINK HER PROGRAMME WILL BE FOR NO. 10 (DOWNING STREET) TO ANNOUNCE RATHER THAN FOR US.

SIR, ARE YOU GOING TO PEKING BY YOURSELF STARTING FROM HONG KONG OR ARE YOU GOING BACK TO UK FIRST?

MY PLAN AT THE MOMENT IS TO START FROM HONG KONG.

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CHANCE FOR PEOPLE TO SHOW CONCERN * * * *

A SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TODAY (FRIDAY) SAID SEPTEMBER 23 -POLLING DAY FOR THE URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS — WOULD OFFER A +GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY* FOR PEOPLE TO SHOW THEIR CONCERN IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

SPEAKING AT A LUNCH MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON NORTH, THE DEPUTY SECRETARY (ADMINISTRATION) OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR HAIDER BARMA, SAID VOTING IN THE ELECTIONS WAS AN ASPECT OF +COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION* WHICH WOULD ENABLE THE GOVERNMENT TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT PUBLIC OPINION WHEN FORMULATING MEANINGFUL AND EFFECTIVE POLICIES.

MR BARMA EMPHASISED THE +VERY IMPORTANT AND SIGNIFICANT AVENUE* OF TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC OR INDIVIDUALS COULD AND SHOULD CONTRIBUTE BY VOICING THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT TOPICAL ISSUES OR OTHER MATTERS WHICH WERE OF CONCERN TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

IT IS ONLY THROUGH SUCH FEEDBACK THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN TAKE INTO ACCOUNT PUBLIC OPINION AND COMMENT IN DETERMINING MEANINGFUL AND EFFECTIVE POLICIES,* HE SAID.

THE VERY FACT THAT HONG KONG DOES NOT HAVE AN ELECTED GOVERNMENT MAKES IT ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BE RESPONSIVE TO PUBLIC OPINION. INDEED, IT IS A TWO-WAY PROCESS, INVOLVING BOTH THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT.*

MR BARMA SAID THERE WERE MANY CHANNELS THROUGH WHICH THE PEOPLE COULD VOICE THEIR OPINIONS, THE LATEST AND THE MOST IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT BEING THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME WITH DISTRICT BOARDS WHICH ENABLED PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO HAVE A DIRECT SAY IN LOCAL OR DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

AS AND WHEN NECESSARY, OUR DISTRICT STAFF CAN SOUND OUT LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND DISTRICT BOARDS ON CURRENT ISSUES, LOCAL PROBLEMS OR POLICY PROPOSALS.

IN TURN, THE COMMENTS AND VIEWS EXPRESSED ARE THEN CHANNELLED BACK TO THE AUTHORITIES CONCERNED SO THAT THESE CAN BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BEFORE POLICY IS FORMULATED OR ACTION TAKEN,* HE ADDED.

HE SAID THE CNTA WAS A FRONTLINE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT AND ONE OF ITS KEY RESPONSIBILITIES WAS TO MONITOR PUBLIC OPINION.

FIELD STAFF IN THE 18 DISTRICT OFFICES - EIGHT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES REGION AND 10 IN THE CITY REGION - WERE IN DIRECT DAY-TO-DAY CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO LIVED AND WORKED IN THEIR DISTRICTS, WHILE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS PROVIDED A FOCAL CONTACT POINT FOR ENQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS.

+LAST FINANCIAL YEAR THEY DEALT WITH OVER 10 MILLION ENQUIRIES - THIS ENABLED US TO GAUGE WHAT SORT OF SERVICES ARE REQUIRED AND WHAT THE MOST TYPICAL TYPE OF COMPLAINT IS.

♦THROUGH OUR CONTACT WITH OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, WE CAN PURSUE FOLLOW-UP ACTION AND ALSO COLLATE VIEWS WE HAVE OBTAINED,* HE SAID.

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- 5 -PUBLIC INVITED TO KOWLOON CITY DB MEETING * * *

TEN SEATS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ATTEND THE SIXTH MEETING OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD (KCDB) TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 16), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD ANNOUNCED TODAY.

INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD CONTACT THE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD AT 3-7110171 BEFORE TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14), HE SAID.

DURING THE MEETING, THERE WILL BE A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY IN CONNECTION WITH A DESIGN COMPETITION, ORGANISED BY THE BOARD IN JUNE THIS YEAR, TO FIND A LOGO WHICH WILL +BEST REPRESENT THE KCDB AND REFLECT THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DISTRICT*, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SIXTH KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (KOWLOON CITY), MORNING JOY BUILDING, 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, KOWLOON AT 2.15 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 16).

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PLAN TO TURN SHAM TSENG INTO TOWN CENTRE

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A CONSULTANCY STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY TO DEVELOP SHAM TSENG, ONE OF THE RURAL AREAS IN TSUEN WAN, INTO A SMALL TOWN CENTRE IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY NEXT AUTUMN, THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELAINE CHUNG, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

AT A MEETING WITH THE SHAM TSENG VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES, MISS CHUNG SAID THE PROPOSED S45O-MILLI0N DEVELOPMENT PLAN WOULD INCLUDE A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE FOR 26 000 PEOPLE, ASSOCIATED COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND A PARK ALONG THE COASTAL REGION.

♦OUR EARLIER PLAN WAS OF A SMALLER SCALE, INCLUDING A RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE FOR 2 000 PEOPLE,♦ SHE SAID.

♦BUT WE HAVE DECIDED TO EXPAND OUR SCOPE OF STUDY TO COVER SOME 47 HECTARES OF LAND, MOSTLY FROM RECLAMATION, FOR DEVELOPMENT. WHEN COMPLETED, SHAM TSENG’S POPULATION WILL BE INCREASED FROM THE PRESENT 6 000 TO 50 000.♦

SHE ASSURED THE VILLAGERS THAT THEY WOULD BE CONSULTED ON THE PROJECT BEFORE ANY DECISION WAS MADE.

ON TRANSPORTATION, MISS CHUNG SAID A NEW MAXICAB ROUTE, SERVICING TSING LUNG TAU, SHAM TSENG AND THE TSUEN WAN MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATION WOULD BE INTRODUCED EARLY NEXT YEAR TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

OTHER TOPICS DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING INCLUDED TEMPORARY bEASURES TO IMPROVE FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO THE AREA, MORE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, A SECOND VILLAGE EXTENSION AREA AND ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK.

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DEALING WITH THE ’PRESSURE OF POLLUTION IN HONG KONG’ ******

THE PRESSURE OF POLLUTION OF HONG KONG’S ENVIRONMENT WILL CONTINUE IN THE FUTURE AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS TAKEN MEASURES TO DEAL WITH THAT, DR MICHAEL CHIU, A SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER TOLD MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG ROTARY CLUB OVER DINNER TONIGHT.

♦WHILE THE POPULATION MAY GROW AND THE ECONOMY MAY EXPAND, THE CAPACITY OF THE ENVIRONMENT TO ABSORB THE INCREASING VOLUME OF WASTE AND POLLUTING EMISSIONS GENERATED BY SUCH ACTIVITIES REMAINS FIXED,♦ DR CHIU WARNED.

BUT HE EXPLAINED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD RECOGNISED THIS FOR SOME YEARS NOW, AND, IN 1976 SET UP THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION UNIT *T0 DEAL WITH VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE ENVIRONMENT. INCLUDING WATER, AIR, AND WASTE MANAGEMENT, AS WELL AS NOISE.♦ IT THEN EXPANDED THE UNIT IN 1980 INTO THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, WHICH HAS SINCE GROWN INTO AN ESTABLISHMENT CF OVER 100 PERSONS, ABOUT 50 PER CENT OF WHOM ARE PROFESSIONALS.

DR CHIU SAID THAT WHILE THE AVERAGE PERSON GENERALLY THOUGHT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN TERMS OF +GREEN TREES AND BLUE WATERS+, THE ESSENCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IS TO PROTECT MAN HIMSELF, BESIDES THE NATURAL RESOURCES.

IN HIS TALK ON ’WATER POLLUTION CONTROL MANAGEMENT IN HONG KONG’, DR CHIU POINTED OUT THAT IN THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. EFFORT HAD BEEN SHENT IN DEALING WITH ANUMBER OF AREAS IN TERMS OF WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT.

THE PURPOSE OF ANY CONTROL LEGISLATION SHOULD AIM AT PREVENTING POLLUTION, RATHER THAN ONLY PROVIDING PENAL SANCTIONS, HE SAID.

REFERRING TO THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE ENACTED IN JULY 1980, DR CHIU SAID IT PROVIDES FOR THE DESIGNATION OF WATER CONTROL ZONES, THE DECLARATION OF WATER QUALITY OBJECTIVES AND THE REGISTRATION OF EXISTING EMITTERS AND THE LICENSING OF NEW EMITTERS IN THE CONTROL ZONES.

TOLO HARBOUR WAS DESIGNATED THE FIRST WATER CONTROL ZONE IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR, HE SAID.

♦IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY FOR THIS ZONE HAS BEEN AGREED AND DETAILED REGULATION FOR THE NEXT STAGE OF IMPLEMENTATION IS IN DRAFT,+ DR CHIU SAID.

~ HE EXPLAINED THAT WATER QUALITY OBJECTIVES ARE DESIGNED TO BE SUFFICIENT TO PRESERVE THE BENEFICIAL USES OF DIFFERENT WATER BODIES.

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DR CHIU FURTHER SAID THAT SOME *3.5 BILLION WORTH OF SEWAGE DISPOSAL FACILITIES WERE EITHER BEING PLANNED, DESIGNED OR WERE ALREADY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

IN ADDITION, HE SAID, MONITORING WORK WAS BEING UNDERTAKEN CONSTANTLY TO PROVIDE AN OBJECTIVE BASIS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT CF POLICY, TO CHECK THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POLICIES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED AND TO PROVIDE A DATA BASE AGAINST WHICH EMISSIONS FROM NEW DEVELOPMENTS MAY BE ASSESSED.

DR CHIU SAID THAT TO SAFEGUARD THE ENVIRONMENT, DEVELOPERS OF LARGE PROJECTS ARE REQUESTED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO SUBMIT ♦ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORTS*.

♦THESE REPORTS ARE SUBJECT TO SCRUTINY BY ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, WHEN NECESSARY, AND ALSO BY EPCOM. ANY CHANGE REQUIRED IS NEGOTIATED WITH THE COMPANY CONCERNED. AGREEMENTS REACHED WILL PROVIDE A BASIS FOR CONDITIONS OF THE LICENCES.♦

+THE CONTROL MEASURES ARE BASED ON THE GENUINE NEED TO PROTECT THE BENEFICIAL USE OF THE WATER BODY,* HE SAID.

GIVING SOME EXAMPLES OF THIS, DR CHIU SAID THE HONG KONG ELECTRIC COMPANY SPENT $250 MILLION — OR SEVEN PER CENT OF THE TOTAL PROJECT COST — ON MITIGATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECT OF THE NEW POWER STATION ON LAMMA ISLAND.

CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY HAD ILSO SUBMITTED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS — EIA — WHICH INCLUDED THE ASPECTS OF EFFLUENT DISCHARGE, COOLING WATER DISCHARGE AND COAL STORAGE IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED POWER STATION IN TAP SHEK KOK.

AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAD CARRIED OUT A JUNK BAY NEW TOWN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY WHICH WILL BE FINALISED ABOUT THE END OF THIS YEAR.

♦PROVIDED THE AGREEMENTS REACHED IN THE ’EIA’ ARE PROPERLY IMPLEMENTED, THERE SHOULD BE FEW ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS WITH THE VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS,* HE SAID.

♦PLANNING,* DR CHIU SAID, +IS THE KEY TO A SATISFACTORY ENVIRONMENT.*

AND, HE SAID, THE EFFORT SPENT BY THE GOVERNMENT IS ONLY PART OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ENDEAVOUR, FOR ITS SUCCESS STILL REQUIRES +A LOT OF INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION*.

♦THIS WOULD IMPLY MORE CONSIDERATION TOWARDS ONE’S NEIGHBOURS, CIVIC PRIDE AND RESPECT FOR NATURE,* DR CHIU CONCLUDED.

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GOVERNMENT TO BURN $50 MILLION WORTH OF SEIZED NARCOTIC DRUGS * * * *

ABOUT $50 MILLION WORTH OF NARCOTIC DRUGS SEIZED BY THE

POLICE AND THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE THE KENNEDY TOWN INCINERATOR NEXT

THE DRUGS, TOTALLING 156 KG, BASE, RAW AND PREPARED OPIUM, AND 16 LITRES OF ACETIC ANHYDRIDE AND EQUIPMENT WILL BE DESTROYED.

SERVICE WILL BE DESTROYED AT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 13).

INCLUDE NO. 3 HEROIN AND HEROIN

MORPHINE. IN ADDITION, ABOUT SOME 1 000 SMOKING AND INJECTION

AT THE SAME TIME, SOME 80 000 CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS OF THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ABUSERS (CRDA) OBTAINED FROM APRIL 1972 TO AUGUST 1976 WILL BE DESTROYED. THE RECORDS WERE RETURNED BY REPORTING AGENCIES.

IN 1981, THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PASSED INTO LAW A BILL TO PROVIDE STATUTORY PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDS REGARDING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF RECORDS ON DRUG ABUSERS KEPT BY THE CRDA AND ITS REPORTING AGENCIES. SUCH PROTECTION IS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL TO ENSURE THE CONTINUED CONFIDENCE OF THE REPORTING SOURCES AND AGENCIES, AND OF THE ADDICTS THEMSELVES, IN THE INTEGRITY OF THE CENTRAL REGISTRY.

SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES, CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN), WILL DELIVER A SPEECH ON THE OCCASION.

OTHER GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE HON MARIA TAM, LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF ACAN I SISTER AQUINAS, CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE AID AND REHABILITATION OF DRUG ABUSERS; DR K.L. THONG, DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES; MR PETER MOOR, ACTING COMMISSIONER OF POLICE; MR DOUGLAS JORDAN, COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE; AND MR PETER LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT AT THE KENNEDY TOWN INCINERATOR NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AT 12.30 PM. TWO GOVERNMENT VANS FOR THE PRESS WILL LEAVE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CAR PARK, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, AT 11.20 AM SHARP. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE INCINERATOR NOT LATER THAN 12 NOON.

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT *****

EMPLOYERS WERE URGED TODAY (FRIDAY) TO SEND THEIR MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL TO ATTEND AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR TO BE HELD NEXT WEEK.

THE PLEA WAS MADE BY MR NICOLAS YEUNG, CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE ONE-DAY SEMINAR, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD IN THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS THIS AFTERNOON.

THE SEMINAR IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD WITH A VIEW TO MAKING THE PARTICIPANTS MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY AT WORK.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD IN SHANGRI-LA HOTEL NEXT FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17), WITH DR T.K. ANN, THE HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES, OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

SAFETY PROFESSIONALS, ACADEMICS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICERS HAD BEEN INVITED TO GIVE SPECIALIST TALKS ON VARIOUS TOPICS AT THE SEMINAR, MR YEUNG SAID.

MR NG TAT-LUN, DIVISIONAL MANAGER OF SONCA INDUSTRIES LTD., WILL SPEAK ON ^EMPLOYEES’ ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY*; MR DAVID Y.H. WONG, A SAFETY ENGINEER, ON +SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY*; MR PETER K.N. CHEN OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG ON +SAFETY MANAGEMENT AS PART OF THE MANAGEMENT FUNCTION*, AND MR FREDERICK T.H. MAK OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC ON +NOISE AS A HAZARD IN INDUSTRY*.

THE GOVERNMENT SPEAKERS ARE MR CHAN SHIU-LAP, CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, MR FUNG KAI-PING, OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENIST OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND MR CHOW WING-CHEONG, DIVISIONAL OFFICER OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THEY WILL SPEAK ON SAFETY REGULATIONS, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND HYGIENE AND FIRE PREVENTION.

THE SEMINAR WILL ALSO FEATURE A FILM ON MANAGEMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY IN TAKING SAFETY MEASURES AND A MINI-EXHIBITION OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT.

THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE SEMINAR IS $200 PER PERSON.

RESERVATIONS MAY BE MADE WITH THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ON 3-688111, EXT. 326 OR AT THE HOTEL AT 8.45 AM ON THE DAY OF THE SEMINAR.

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SHUN LEE ESTATE CLINIC OPENS ON MONDAY

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RESIDENTS OF EAST KOWLOON WILL BENEFIT FROM MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED WHEN THE NEW GOVERNMENT CLINIC AT THE SHUN LEE ESTATE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 13).

THE SHUN LEE GOVERNMENT CLINIC, LOCATED ON JHE GROUND FLOOR OF LEE FOO HOUSE IN THE ESTATE, WILL PROVIDE GENERAL OUTPATIENT SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC AND, WHEN FULLY OPERATIONAL IN A FEW MONTHS’ TIME, WILL ALSO OFFER FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE EXISTING MEDICAL FACILITIES IN KWUN TONG DISTRICT WOULD BE STRENGTHENED WITH THE OPENING OF THE NEW CLINIC.

THE GENERAL OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT OF THE CLINIC, WHICH OCCUPIES 300 SQUARE METRES AND CONSISTS OF THREE CONSULTATION ROOMS, WILL BE OPEN FIVE-AND-A-HALF DAYS A WEEK.

THE FAMILY HEALTH SERVICES CENTRE, TO BE SET UP AT THE CLINIC, WILL PROVIDE A NUMBER OF SERVICES, INCLUDING MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH, COMPREHENSIVE OBSERVATION SCHEMES AND FAMILY PLANNING.

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ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS

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THE TAI PO AND FANLI NG DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR ROADS AND DRAINAGE WORKS IN TAI PO NEW TOWN.

THE PROJECT FORMS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN.

THE CONTRACT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HIGHWAY BRIDGE ACROSS THE TAI PO RIVER CHANNEL TO SERVE THE NEW KWONG FUK HOUSING ESTATE.

ALSO INCLUDED WILL BE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS THE TAI PO RIVER CHANNEL AND ASSOCIATED ROADS AND DRAINAGE WORKS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 30 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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TAI PO SITE FOR SALE * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT is offering BY TENDER.

A SITE IN TAI PO FOR SALE

The SITE, MEASURING ABOUT 1.346 HECTARES, IS INTENDED FOR DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME OR THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME.

the deadline for acceptance of tenders is October 29.

TENDER FORMS. NOTICES, AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND TENDER PLANS INSPECTED AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (KOWLOON WEST), KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON; AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN TAI PO, NORTH, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS. ’

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'COLOURED BOAT’ OPEN COMPETITION Mi

THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CHEUNG CHAU ’COLOURED BOAT’ ASSOCIATION AND LIU CHONG HING BANK LIMITED WILL HOLD A 'COLOURED BOAT’ OPEN COMPETITION AT TUNG WAN, CHEUNG CHAU ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

OVER 100 TEAMS COMPRISING MORE TAKE PART IN THE EVENT STARTING AT

THAN 1 000 PARTICIPANTS WILL 10 AM.

THERE WILL BE NINE DIVISIONS AND AT 4.20 PM.

THE FINALS WILL BE HELD

THOSE PARTICIPATING WILL INCLUDE TEAMS FROM LANDS OFFICE (ISLANDS), NT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, NT SEA SCOUT GROUP, THE LIFE SAVING ASSOCIATION (CHEUNG CHAU), JARDINE MATHESON LTD. AND CHARTERED BANK LTD.

THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, THE HONOURABLE D.C. BRAY WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

FERRY TRANSPORT WILL

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT

BE PROVIDED, AND A GOVERNMENT LAUNCH, THE CECIL CLEMENTI. WILL LEAVE THE GOVERNMENT PIER, NEAR RUMSEY STREET CAR PARK AT 2 PM FOR CHEUNG CHAU.

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+ FIGHT CRIME* SHOW IN SHA TIN X X S.

THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND THE FO TAN AREA COMMITTEE WILL STAGE A +FIGHT CRIME* STREET THEATRE SHOW AT SUI WO COURT IN SHA TIN AT 3 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

SINGERS, DANCERS. MAGICIANS AND ACROBATS WILL TAKE PART IN THE SHOW WHICH IS INTENDED TO DRIVE HOME THE +FIGHT CRIME* MESSAGES.

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RESTORING A 100-YEAR-0LD SHEUNG YIU VILLAGE * * * *

WORK WILL BEGIN SHORTLY ON PHASE TWO OF A PROJECT TO RESTORE THE 100-YEAR-0LD SHEUNG YIU VILLAGE IN THE SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARK AND TO TURN IT INTO A MUSEUM OF RURAL ARTS AND CRAFTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT TENDERS WERE BEING INVITED FOR THE WORK.

+THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE DOWN ALL UNSTABLE ROOFS AND WALLS OF NINE VILLAGE HOUSES AND REBUILD THEM USING SALVAGE MATERIALS SO AS TO MAINTAIN THE ORIGINAL APPEARANCE OF THE BUILDINGS,* HE SAID.

ONE SECTION FORMERLY USED BY THE VILLAGERS AS A LIVESTOCK PEN WILL NEED TO BE REBUILT COMPLETELY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT PHASE I OF THE PROJECT, INVOLVING THE REPAIR OF THE DILAPIDATED GATE TOWER, WAS COMPLETED IN MARCH.

THE COST OF PHASE TWO WORK WILL BE MET BY A GENEROUS DONATION FROM THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS.

THE PROJECT FORMS PART OF THE PROGRAMME OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TO PRESERVE BUILDINGS OF HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR THE EDUCATION AND ENJOYMENT OF VISITORS.

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

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN CENTRAL * * * #

KAU U FONG IN CENTRAL, FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH GOUGH STREET TO A POINT 50 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH ABERDEEN STREET, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 7 PM AND 10.30 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO ALLOW' FO" A DISTRICT BOARD CAMPAIGN.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE MO,

LEAFLETS III BRAILLE TO HELP BLIND VOTERS ..................... 1

CERTIFICATES FOR 58 CRAFT APPRENTICES ......................... 1

RESIDENTIAL TRAINING FOR BOYS ................................. 2

UNDERGRADS HELP WITH CLEaN-UP OF RIVER ........................ 3

SHAM SHUI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ENDS ...................... 4

TENDERS SOUGHT FOR MalNS LAYING ............................... 4

SALT WATER CUTS IN KOWLOON, NT AND HONG KONG .................. 5

ROAD CLOSURE IN WAN CHAI ..................................... 5-

FIRING PRACTICE WARNING

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1982

LEAFLETS IN BRAILLE TO HELP BLIND VOTERS * * *

INFORMATION LEAFLETS IN BRAILLE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED TO HELP BLIND ELECTORS CAST THEIR VOTES IN THE URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS ON SEPTEMBER 23.

THE LEAFLETS, LISTING THE ADDRESSES OF POLLING STATIONS TOGETHER WITH A GUIDANCE NOTE FOR BLIND VOTERS, ARE ON DISPLAY AT VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS FOR THE BLIND AND ALL CITY DISTRICT

OFFICES.

OUTLINING VOTING PROCEDURES FOR THE BLIND, A CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT REGISTERED BLIND VOTERS WOULD RECEIVE A POLLING CARD, INFORMING THEM OF THE DATE OF ELECTION AND THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE POLLING STATION AT WHICH THEY COULD VOTE BETWEEN 7 AM AND 11 PM.

VOTERS SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD BESIDES THE POLLING CARD.

♦AT THE POLLING STATIONS, THEY WILL BE ASSISTED BY ELECTION OFFICIALS WHILE PEOPLE ACCOMPANYING THE BLIND VOTERS WILL HAVE TO WAIT OUTSIDE,* HE SAID.

♦AFTER VERIFICATION OF THEIR IDENTITY, THE VOTERS WILL BE GIVEN A BALLOT PAPER AND ESCORTED INTO A POLLING BOOTH WHERE THE PRESIDING OFFICER WILL MARK THE BALLOT PAPER °NTHE!RBEHALF ACCORDING TO THEIR INSTRUCTIONS, FOLD IT AND PUT IT INTO THE BALLOT BOX, THUS COMPLETING THE VOTING PROCEDURES.

♦THE PRESIDING OFFICER WILL KEEP ALL INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID IT WAS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE VOTERS WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO TALK TO ANYBODY EXCEPT THE PRESIDING OFFICER OR HIS STAFF WHILE INSIDE POLLING STATIONS, AND THAT THEY COULD VOTE FOR ONLY ONE CANDIDATE.

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CERTIFICATES FOR 58 CRAFT APPRENTICES

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THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WONG KWOK-LAI, TODAY PRESENTED CERTIFICATES TO 58 CRAFT APPRENTICES WHO HAVE COMPLETED COURSES RUN BY THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY, MR WONG SPOKE OF THE IMPORTANCE CF EXPERIENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CAREER.

HE SAIDi +WE ALL LEARN MORE BY EXPERIENCE EVERY DAY AND YOU CAN ACHIEVE THIS TOO BY CAREFUL OBSERVATIONS OF THINGS WHICH HAPPEN AROUND YOU IN YOUR DAILY WORK.

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♦EXPERIENCE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CAREER AND THIS CAN ONLY BE GAINED BY PAYING ATTENTION TO PROBLEMS WHICH YOU MAY ENCOUNTER IN THE COURSE OF YOUR WORK AND TRYING TO RESOLVE THEM IN A PROPER MANNER.*

MR WONG TOLD THE CRAFT APPRENTICES THAT THEY MUST MAINTAIN TO WIDER INTEREST ON ALL VARIETIES OF SUBJECTS RELATED TO THEIR OWN FIELD AND AT THE SAME TIME BE OBSERVANT AND MINDFUL OF THOSE ESSENTIAL POINTS WHICH WOULD ENABLE THEM TO IMPROVE THEIR TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS.

MR WONG ALSO PRESENTED THE +LAISHLEY CUP* TO MR WONG CHUNG-TAT OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR BEING THE BEST CRAFT APPRENTICE.

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RESIDENTIAL TRAINING FOR BOYS * * * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S CASTLE PEAK BOYS’ HOME IS NOT. AS MOST PEOPLE STILL THINK IT IS, A PLACE FOR PUNISHING AND DETAINING BOYS WHO HAVE BEEN CONVICTED, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS EVELYN DOE SAID.

INSTEAD, SHE POINTED OUT, IT PROVIDES RESIDENTIAL TRAINING FOR THE BOYS IN THE FORM OF A BOARDING SCHOOL AND A FAMILY.

♦UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF TRAINED SOCIAL WORKERS, WHICH IS SUPPLEMENTED BY EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING, WE HOPE TO CHANGE THE BEHAVIOUR AND SOCIAL ATTITUDE OF THE YOUNG OFFENDERS,* ffiS DOE SAID.

♦THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO HELP THEM REINTEGRATE INTO THE SOCIETY AND LIVE AS CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.+

SPEAKING TODAY (SATURDAY) AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE HOME’S SUMMER PROGRAMME AND THE START OF ITS NEW SCHOOL TERM, M?S DOE SAID MORE SOCIAL WORKERS WOULD SOON JOIN THE HOME TO GIVE MORE CARE TO THE BOYS AND TO HELP IMPROVE THE TRAINING PROGRAMME.

THE CASTLE PEAK BOYS’ HOME, WITH A CAPACITY OF 150, CATERS FOR BOYS AGED 14 TO 16 ON ADMISSION. THE PERIOD OF TRAINING VARIES FROM ONE TO FIVE YEARS.

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UNDERGRADS HELP WITH CLEAN-UP OF RIVER

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AN ALL-OUT EFFORT TO CLEAN UP THE POLLUTED RIVER INDUS AT NORTH DISTRICT MOVED INTO HIGH GEAR THIS WEEK AS MORE THAN 100 UNDERGRADUATES JOINED WORKERS UNDERTAKING THE 90-DAY-LONG CLEANING TASK THERE.

THE VOLUNTARY WORKERS FROM HONG KONG UNIVERSITY, THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, BAPTIST COLLEGE AND SHUE YAN COLLEGE JOINED THE OPERATION AS A COMMON ITY-1NVOLVEMENT PROJECT.

THE EFFORT HIGHLIGHTED THE WHICH IS STILL IN FULL SWING IN

CURRENT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, THE NEW TERRITORIES.

FROM LAST MONDAY, LORRY-LOADS OF GARBAGE CHAMPAGNE BRIDGE, NEAR

THE STUDENTS HELPED CLEAR AWAY SIX FROM A SECTION OF THE WATER COURSE AT KWAN TEI IN FANLING.

AT THE SAME TIME, ANOTHER GROUP OF UNDERGRADUATES CALLED ON FARMERS AND VILLAGERS AT THE RIVER BANK, CARRYING THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN MESSAGE.

TODAY, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH REGION) OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR BOWEN LEUNG, VISITED THE VOLUNTARY WORKERS AND COMMENDED THEM FOR THEIR WORK.

HE EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THEIR ENDEAVOURS WOULD HELP MAKE A SUCCESS OF THIS FOURTH MASSIVE CLEARANCE AT THE RIVER INDUS SINCE 1977.

THE PREVIOUS EFFORTS TO KEEP THE ENVIRONMENT CLEAN HAD FAILED BECAUSE OF THE CONTINUOUS DISCHARGE OF FARM WASTE AND THE DUMPING OF REFUSE BY BOTH PIG FARMERS AND VILLAGERS, MR LEUNG SAID.

THIS YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT HAD TO SPEND MORE THAN $400 000 IN CONDUCTING ANOTHER OPERATION ON THE 24 KILOMETRES RIVER COURSE RUNNING THROUGH MOST OF FANLING AND SHEUNG SHU I, HE ADDED.

FIFTY WORKERS HAD BEEN SPECIALLY DEPLOYED FOR THE CLEAN-UP WORK SINCE EARLY JULY.

WHEN THIS OPERATION IS COMPLETED, ENFORCEMENT ACTION WILL BE STEPPED UP AGAINST LITTER OFFENDERS, MR LEUNG WARNED.

HE SAID LITTERBUG FACED A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5 000 AND A POSSIBLE JAIL SENTENCE OF SIX MONTHS.

MR LEUNG URGED THE VILLAGERS TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE WASTE AND REFUSE COLLECTION SERVICES AND DUMPING SITES ESPECIALLY PROVIDED FOR THEM.

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SHAM SHU I PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ENDS

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OVER 20 000 YOUTHS OF SHAM SHU I PO TOOK PART IN THE DISTRICT’S 1982 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WHICH ENDED WITH A CLOSING CEREMONY THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING.

THEY JOINED MORE THAN 120 OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES INCLUDING CAMPING, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, SOCIAL SERVICES AND CONCERTS ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT YOUTH RECREATION COORDINATING COMMITTEE.

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, W KWOK CHEONG, SAID THAT THE PROGRAMME HAD PROVIDED THE YOUTHS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF DEVELOPING THEIR INTERESTS AND POTENTIALS.

MR KWOK ALSO PRESENTED SOUVENIRS TO THE YOUTHS OF SHAM SHU I PO WHO, AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, WON PRIZES IN THE TELEGAME COMPETITION OF THE ♦SWINGING SUMMER* TV SERIES.

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (SHAM SHU I PO), MR CHEUNG PO-TAK OFFICIATED AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A MODERN DANCE PERFORMANCE AND A DISCO PARTY.

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TENDERS SOUGHT FOR MAINS LAYING

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TENDERS FOR THE LAYING OF ABOUT 2.5 KILOMETRES OF MAINS FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF FRESH AND SALT WATER TO THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION AREA ARE BEING INVITED BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

THE PROJECT FORMS PART OF THE SCHEME TO PROVIDE WATER SUPPLY TO THE RECLAMATION AREA WHICH WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL COMMENCE IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SALT WATER CUTS IN KOWLOON, NT AND HONG KONG * * *

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF AREAS WILL BE CUT OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON DIFFERENT DAYS TO ALLOW FOR WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT ON PUMPING SYSTEMS AND WATER MAINS.

IN EAST KOWLOON, THE SALT WATER SUPPLY WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SIX HOURS (BETWEEN 10 AM AND 4 PM) ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) FOR WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT ON THE PUMPING SYSTEM.

THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE SAU MAU PING ESTATE, LAM TIN ESTATE, CHOI WAN ESTATE, SHUN LEE ESTATE, SHUN ON ESTATE, AND THE PREMISES ON HONG LEE ROAD, HONG NING ROAD AND KUNG LOK ROAD.

ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) SALT WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR 48 HOURS FROM 9 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO 9 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL AFFECT THE TAI WO HAU ESTATE (BLOCK 1 TO

BLOCK 19), THE KWAI SHING ESTATE (EAST AND WEST), PREMISES ON KWAI

HOP STREET, AND THE AREA BOUNDED BY THE EASTERN SIDE OF CHUNG ON

STREET, MA TAU PA ROAD, TEXACO ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

SOME PREMISES IN THE MID-LEVELS AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICTS WILL HAVE THEIR SALT WATER SUPPLY TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) FOR SUPPLY SYSTEM WORKS.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IN THE MID-LEVELS IS BOUNDED BY ROBINSON ROAD FROM CASTLE ROAD TO GARDEN ROAD, MACDONNELL ROAD, SEYMOUR ROAD, CASTLE ROAD, MOSQUE STREET, MOSQUE JUNCTION, CAINE ROAD, CONDUIT ROAD, KOTEWALL ROAD, LYTTELTON ROAD AND BONHAM ROAD.

IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICTS, THE ARRANGEMENT WILL AFFECT THE AREA BETWEEN ICE HOUSE STREET AND HILL ROAD, INCLUDING CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND WEST, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND WEST, HOLLYWOOD ROAD, FIRST STREET, SECOND STREET, THIRD STREET, HIGH STREET, WATER STREET, ABERDEEN STREET, PEEL STREET, WYNHAM STREET, DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL AND WEST.

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CROSS LANE BETWEEN WOOD ROAD AND BURROWS STREET IN WAN CHAI, WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ANOTHER TEN DAYS DUE TO DELAY IN ROAD WORKS, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

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FIRING PRACTICE WARNING * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) TO SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 18).

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE FLYING.

THE PRACTICE SCHEDULE IS» 8 AM TO 7.15 PM FROM MONDAY TO TUESDAY AND 8 AM TO 11 PM FROM WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY.

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SURVEY OF MACHINE SHOP AND METAL INDUSTRY................... j

POST OFFICE BOX FOR LICENCE APPLICATIONS ................... 1

FOUR LOTS OF CROW LAND FOR SALE............................. 2

TSING YI MARKET STALLS FOR AUCTION ......................... 2

BOOKLET TO ENCOURAGE VOTER TURNOUT ......................... 3

TAI PO SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS .............................. 4

DISTANCE RUNNING CLASS AT KWAI CHUNG........................ 4

POT FLOWER COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN......................... 5

REMOVAL OF LABOUR DEPARTMENT OFFICE......................... 6

TAPS OFF FOR WATER WORKS ................................... $

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SURVEY OF MACHINE SHOP AND METAL INDUSTRY * * * *

A MAJOR SURVEY OF HONG KONG’S MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY WILL BEGIN TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO COLLECT UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

THE SURVEY WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY THE MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SURVEY, WHICH WILL BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 2, COVERS BASIC METAL INDUSTRIES, THE MANUFACTURE OF FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS EXCEPT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT, THE MANUFACTURE OF MACHINERY EXCEPT ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, THE MANUFACTURE OF CLOCKS AND WATCHES, AND THE PLANT MAINTENANCE SECTION OF THE FOOD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, THE BEVERAGE INDUSTRY AND THE TOBACCO MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.

COPIES OF A QUESTIONNAIRE AND EXPLANATORY NOTES WERE SENT OUT TWO WEEKS AGO TO ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY, REQUESTING EMPLOYERS TO SUPPLY INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF WORKERS EMPLOYED, THE NUMBER OF WORKERS UNDER TRAINING, THE NUMBER OF EXISTING VACANCIES, AND A FORECAST OF ADDITIONAL WORKERS IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL VISIT EACH OF THE ESTABLISHMENTS TO BE SURVEYED AND ASSIST EMPLOYERS IN COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE.

IT IS HOPED THAT THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY WILL CO-OPERATE BY SUPPLYING ACCURATE INFORMATION, WHICH IS NEEDED FOR FORMULATING MANPOWER TRAINING PLANS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY.

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

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POST OFFICE BOX FOR LICENCE APPLICATIONS * * * *

aii APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES BY REGISTERED POST SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO P.O. BOX 9511, KWUN TONG POST OFFICE, A SPOKESMAN TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

FOR THE

HE

EXPLAINED THAT RENEWAL OF DRIVING LICENCES, INTERNATIONAL TRIVING PERMITS TRANSFER OF VEHICLE OWNERSHIP, RENEWAL OF vPMiriF LICENCES DUPLICATE REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS AND DUPLICATE VEHICLE LICENCES*COULD THEN BE CENTRALISED AND PROCESSED IN THE KWUN TONG LICENSING OFFICE.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE BY CALLING 3-354950.

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FOUR LOTS OF CROWN LAND FOR SALE * M * M *

FOUR LOTS OF CROWN LAND WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY AUCTION BY THE LANDS DEPARTMENT AT THE GRAND BALLROOM OF HILTON HOTEL AT 2.30 PM ON OCTOBER 6.

TWO OF THE SITES, BOTH FOR INDUSTRIAL AND GODOWN PURPOSES. ARE IN YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL AREA.

THE LARGER LOT MEASURES ABOUT 3 3*7 SQUARE METRES WHILE THE OTHER SITE IS ABOUT 1 369 SQUARE METRES.

THE THIRD, COVERING AN AREA OF ABOUT 690 SQUARE METRES IN WING CHONG STREET, KWAI CHUNG, IS FOR INDUSTRIAL, GODOWN AND OFFENSIVE TRADE PURPOSES.

THE FOURTH SITE IS SITUATED IN MUI WO, ON LANTAU ISLAND. IT IS FOR NON-INDUSTRI AL (EXCLUDING GODOWN) PURPOSES AND HAS AN AREA OF ABOUT 873.2 SQUARE METRES.

FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROMi

* LANDS DEPARTMENT, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG ;

* PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG;

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (KOWLOON WEST), KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON;

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN, TUEN MUN, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, TAI PO, NORTH, SAI KUNG, AND ISLANDS.

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STALLS FOR AUCTION * * *

TWO STALLS FOR THE SALE OF FRESH MEAT, AT THE TSING Yl MARKET, TSING Yl ISLAND, WILL BE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

THE AUCTION WILL START AT 10 AM AT THE KWAI CHUNG URBAN SERVICES OFFICE, FOURTH FLOOR, SHING WAH BUILDING, 31 SHING FONG STREET, KWAI CHUNG.

THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTAL FOR EACH STALL IS 170, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.


SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MAY START BUSINESS ON OCTOBER 1 FOR A CONTRACT PERIOD OF THREE YEARS.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HAWKERS AND MARKETS SECTION OF THE KWAI CHUNG URBAN SERVICES OFFICE, TELEPHONE 0-253624.

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, BOOKLET TO ENCOURAGE VOTER TURNOUT

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THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD HAS PUBLISHED A COLOURFUL BOOKLET TO PROMOTE THE URBAN DB ELECTIONS ON SEPTEMBER 23.

THE 20-PAGE CHINESE BOOKLET, ENTITLED +WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD, THE FIRST YEAR*, OUTLINES THE STRUCTURE AND MACHINERY OF THE BOARD AND THE PROGRESS IT HAS ACHIEVED SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT LAST MAY.

VARIOUS PROJECTS INITIATED BY THE BOARD TO IMPROVE THE LOCAL TRAFFIC SITUATION, ENVIRONMENT AND SQUATTER AREAS ARE ALSO INCLUDED, TOGETHER WITH PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS.

IN A MESSAGE TO THE DISTRICT'S REGISTERED ELECTORS, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MR IAN STRACHAN, SAID A GOOD START HAD BEEN MADE AND VOTERS WOULD BE ABLE TO READ ABOUT THE SORT OF PROBLEMS WHICH THE BOARD WAS ABLE TO TACKLE.

♦HOWEVER, YOU ARE WELL AWARE THAT THERE ARE MANY LOCAL PROBLEMS IN YOUR DAILY LIVES WHICH HAVE YET TO BE RE-SOLVED.

♦THE ELECTION TO THE DISTRICT BOARD WILL GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR THE CANDIDATE IN YOUR CONSTITUENCY WHOM YOU THINK WILL BE MOST ABLE TO REPRESENT YOU AND SPEAK ON YOUR BEHALF TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE IN WONG TAI SIN.

♦I HOPE THAT THIS BOOKLET WILL ENCOURAGE ALL REGISTERED VOTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ELECTION,♦ MR STRACHAN SAID.

SOME 50 000 COPIES HAVE BEEN PRINTED WITH DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS, AND ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED BY STAFF OF THE LOCAL CITY DISTRICT OFFICE DURING THEIR HOUSEHOLD VISITS TO THE VOTERS.

ON ELECTION DAY, 27 POLLING STATIONS IN WONG TAI SIN WILL BE OPEN FROM 7 AM TO 11 PM.

TWENTY-SEVEN MEN AND TWO WOMEN CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE 12 SEATS ON THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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TAI PO SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS

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TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE II OF STAGE II OF THE TAI PO SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS OFF TING KOK ROAD IN TAI PO.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SAID THE SCHEME, FINANCED JOINTLY BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION, WOULD PROVIDE FULL SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR THE TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AND PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT IN TAI PO NEW TOWN.

PHASE I WORKS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION WOULD PROVIDE PURIFICATION TO THE SEWAGE, WHILE PHASE II WORKS WOULD PROVIDE TREATMENT TO THE SLUDGE PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF PURIFICATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THE SLUDGE TREATMENT PROCESS CONSISTS OF THICKENING, ANAEROBIC DIGESTION AND DEWATERING. THE FINAL DRIED SLUDGE WHICH IS IN A STABLE AND HARMLESS STATE WILL BE DISPOSED OFF AT CONTROLLED TIPS,+ HE ADDED.

THE CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS CONSISTS OF CONSTRUCTION OF THICKENING TANKS, PUMP HOUSES, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DIGESTION TANKS, DEWATERING HOUSE AND ANCILLARY STRUCTURES, ASSOCIATED PIPEWORKS AND ROAD WORKS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 28 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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DISTANCE RUNNING CLASS AT KWAI CHUNG

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ENTRIES ARE NOW BEING INVITED FOR A DISTANCE RUNNING CLASS TO BE HELD AT KWAI CHUNG STARTING NEXT MONTH AND PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO EARN GOLD OR SILVER MEDALS.

THE TRAINING CLASS, WHICH IS PART OF THE SHING MUN RUNNING AWARD SCHEME STARTED LAST YEAR, IS AIMED AT PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TRAINING IN DISTANCE RUNNING AND IMPROVING PARTICIPANTS' HEALTH.

THE SHING MUN RUNNING AWARD SCHEME IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE FEDERATION OF TSUEN WAN DISTRICT SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATIONS, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE FIRST COACHING CLASS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 3 (SUNDAY). THE CLASS WILL THEN BE HELD EVERY SUNDAY FROM 7.30 AM TO 10.30 AM UNTIL MARCH 27 NEXT YEAR, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD.

TRAINEES WILL START THEIR RUN AT THE WO Yl HOP ROAD SPORTSGROUND IN KWAI CHUNG AND THEN PROCEED TO THE BEAUTIFUL SHING MUN RESERVOIR, WHERE THE AIR IS CLEAR AND RUNNERS WILL NOT BE HINDERED BY FAST-MOVING VEHICLES.

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APART FROM PROVIDING TRAINING IN ALL ASPECTS OF RUNNING TECHNIQUE, THE CLASS WILL OFFER THREE TESTS TO ASSESS THE PROGRESS OF INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPANTS,

THOSE WHO CAN FINISH SIX ROUNDS OF THE RUNNING TRACK WITHIN CERTAIN SPECIFIC TIME LIMITS WILL BE AWARDED GOLD, SILVER OR BRONZE MEDALS.

AWARDS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN TO PARTICIPANTS WHO ATTEND 75 PER CENT OF THE CLASSES.

ENTRY TO THE TRAINING CLASS IS NOW OPEN TO PEOPLE AGED 12 OR ABOVE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, AND WILL BE LIMITED TO 300 PERSONS.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY NOW BE OBTAINED AT WO YI HOP ROAD SPORTSGROUND AND OSMAN RAMJU SADICK MEMORIAL GAMES HALL IN KWAI CHUNG, THE FEDERATION OF TSUEN WAN DISTRICT SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATIONS AND THE TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG OFFICES OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE KWAI CHUNG OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AT THIRD FLOOR, 21 CHUNG ON STREET, TSUEN WAN, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18 (SATURDAY).

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POT FLOWER COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL ARE JOINTLY ORGANISING A ’SCHOOL CHILDREN POT FLOWER GROWING COMPETITION’ IN CONNECTION WITH THE ANNUAL URBAN COUNCIL FLOWER SHOW IN MARCH f£XT YEAR AT THE CITY HALL.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO AN URBAN SCHOOLS CLASS AND A RURAL SCHOOLS CLASS, AND WILL AIM AT PROVIDING SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PLANTS AND ABOUT BEAUTIFYING THE ENVIRONMENT.

SCHOOLS WISHING TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR ENTRY FORMS TO THE INSPECTOR (PRIMARY SCIENCE), SCIENCE SUBJECTS SECTION, ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 25.

SEEDS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND A SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE COMPETITION CAN BE MADE AT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT 5-774001 EXT. 46 OR THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT 5-95741.

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REMOVAL OF LABOUR DEPARTMENT OFFICE * * *

THE LAI CHI KOK DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WILL MOVE TOMORROW (MONDAY) FROM POST OFFICE BUILDING, 6TH FLOOR, UN CHAU STREET, SHAM SHU I PO TO ROOM 302, 3RD FLOOR, HANG SHUN BUILDING, PHASE I, 37-39, TONKIN STREET IN THE SAME DISTRICT.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE NEW OFFICE ARE 3-611609 FOR THE SENIOR LABOUR INSPECTOR, AND 3-611403 FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES.

MEANWHILE, THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE HONG KONG EAST OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO 5-282526 FOR THE LABOUR OFFICER AND 5-282523, 5-282524 AND 5-282525 FOR ASSISTANT LABOUR OFFICERS.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN WESTERN DISTRICT WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR A WASTE DETECTION LEAKAGE TEST.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL AFFECT PREMISES IN QUEEN’S ROAD WEST, EASTERN STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST, SUTHERLAND STREET, INCLUDING 146-356 QUEEN’S ROAD WEST.

ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17), FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN STANLEY WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY STANLEY MAIN STREET AND TUNG TAU WAN ROAD.

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR URGES ELECTORS TO VOTE ............................... 1

BANK LICENSING POLICY .................................•....... 2

CALL FOR GREATER EFFORT AGAINST NARCOTICS ..................... 3

NEW POST OFFICE IN TUEN MUN .................................

FISHERMEN WARNED AGAINST USE OF EXPLOSIVES ................... 't

CAREERS QUIZ FOR STUDENTS ..................................... 5

TRACK AND FIELD COURSE FOR CHEUNG CHAU YOUNGSTERS ............. 6

WATER FIGURES ................................................. 6

REDUCED TRAM SERVICES ON WEDNESDAY ...........................  7

ROAD CLOSURE IN CAUSEWAY BAY .................................. 7

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1982

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GOVERNOR URGES ELECTORS TO VOTE

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY URGED THE 700 000 REGISTERED VOTERS FOR THE COMING URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS TO VOTE ON POLLING DAY, SEPTEMBER 23.

♦THEY SHOULD NOT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHT BY CASTING THEIR VOTE,+ THE GOVERNOR SAID.

♦BY DOING SO THEY DEMONSTRATE SUPPORT NOT ONLY FOR THE CANDIDATE OF THEIR CHOICE, BUT ALSO THEIR INTEREST IN, AND CONCERN FOR, THE GENERAL WELFARE AND GOOD ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLACE IN WHICH WE LIVE.+

SIR EDWARD WAS ADDRESSING CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS AND DISTRICT OFFICERS IN THEIR CAPACITY AS CHAIRMEN OF DISTRICT BOARDS AND RETURNING OFFICERS FOR THE FORTHCOMING URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS AT A DISTRICT OFFICERS’ MEETING CHAIRED BY THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES.

DESCRIBING THE PROGRESS OF DISTRICT BOARDS AS ♦IMPRESSIVE*, THE GOVERNOR SAID THE SYSTEM WOULD BE ENTERING AN IMPORTANT SECOND PHASE IN THE URBAN AREAS: ELECTED MEMBERS WOULD JOIN THE APPOINTED MEMBERS AND URBAN COUNCILLORS.

♦ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES WILL ADD CREDIBILITY AND NEW TALENT TO THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND FOR THE FIRST TIME PEOPLE IN THE URBAN DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON WILL BE ABLE TO ELECT THEIR REPRESENTATIVES ON A WIDE ELECTORAL FRANCHISE,* HE SAID.

♦WITH SOUND ADVICE FROM PEOPLE AT A LOCAL LEVEL, OUR MAJOR PROGRAMMES, WHICH MUST BE CENTRALLY PLANNED AND CO-ORDINATED, CAN BE BETTER DIRECTED AND BETTER GEARED TO MEET THE NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE PEOPLE IN EACH LOCALITY.

♦THIS IS WHAT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION IS ALL ABOUT: IT IS ABOUT PEOPLE AND THEIR IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR WELL-BEING, WHAT THEY LIKE AND WHAT THEY DON’T LIKE, AND THEIR INTER-ACTION WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS PROGRAMMES AND POLICIES.

♦THE FUNDAMENTAL DUTY OF DISTRICT BOARDS IS THEREFORE TO REPRESENT THE NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE PEOPLE AT DISTRICT LEVEL AND TO REFLECT THEIR VIEWS TO THE GOVERNMENT.♦

SIR EDWARD RE-AFFIRMED THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT THE DISTRICT BOARDS.

♦IT WILL DO ITS UTMOST TO FOLLOW UP THE BOARD’S ADVICE AND ENSURE THAT THEIR VIEWS ARE GIVEN DUE WEIGHT IN THE FORMULATION OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES,♦ HE SAID.

♦BUT FOR DISTRICT BOARDS TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THEIR MEMBERS SHOULD FIRST HAVE THE GENERAL BACKING OF THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE.

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*A STRONG MANDATE FROM THE PEOPLE, MANIFESTED IN THE NUMBER CF VOTES A DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER GETS AT THE ELECTIONS, WILL NOT ONLY INCREASE HIS OR HER PERSONAL CONFIDENCE AND AUTHORITY, BUT ALSO ENHANCE THE GENERAL PUBLIC’S CONFIDENCE IN THE DISTRICT BOARD AS A WHOLE.*

THE GOVERNOR CONGRATULATED THE 229 CANDIDATES, WHO WILL STAND FOR THE ELECTIONS NEXT WEEK, ON THEIR WILLINGNESS TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES.

HE ALSO THANKED THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR GRAHAM BARNES, AND HIS STAFF AND MANY OTHERS FOR THEIR HARD WORK IN PREPARING THE COMING ELECTIONS.

+1 AM CONVINCED THAT THE ELECTIONS WILL BE A GREAT SUCCESS,* HE SAID.

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THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL HAS CARRIED OUT THE FIRST ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE CRITERIA RELATING TO THE SIZE OF ASSETS AND DEPOSITS, WHICH NEED TO BE SATISFIED BEFORE APPLICATIONS FOR BANKING LICENCES, UNDER THE BANKING ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 155), WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COUNCIL.

PROVISION FOR THIS ANNUAL REVIEW WAS MADE BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY IN HIS SPEECH TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON MAY 27, 1981.

THE REVISED CRITERIA ARE AS FOLLOWS

(I) FOR BANKS INCORPORATED OUTSIDE HONG KONG, TOTAL ASSETS (NET OF CONTRA ITEMS) SHOULD EXCEED US$12 OOO MILLION (PREVIOUSLY US$10 000 MILLION);

(II) FOR COMPANIES INCORPORATED IN HONG KONG:-

(A) TOTAL ASSETS (NET OF CONTRA ITEMS) SHOULD EXCEED HK$2 500 MILLION (PREVIOUSLY HK$2 000 MILLION)j

(B) DEPOSITS FROM THE PUBLIC (THAT IS, OTHER THAN FROM BANKS, OTHER DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES OR CONNECTED PARTIES) SHOULD EXCEED HK$1 750 MILLION (PREVIOUSLY HK$1 500 MILLION).

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN CONFIRMED THAT THE OTHER CRITERIA ANNOUNCED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY ON MAY 27, 1981 REMAINED IN FORCE.

HE FURTHER EXPLAINED THAT THESE VARIOUS CRITERIA WERE MERELY THOSE WHICH WOULD NEED TO BE SATISFIED BEFORE THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL WOULD CONSIDER APPLICATIONS.

THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL RETAINED COMPLETE DISCRETION OVER THE GRANTING OF BANK LICENCES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART I I I OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE, HE SAID.

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CALL FOR GREATER EFFORT AGAINST NARCOTICS *****

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES TODAY (MONDAY) CALLED FOR INTENSIFIED ANT I-NARCOTICS EFFORTS IN ALL FIELDS - LAW ENFORCEMENT, TREATMENT, PREVENTION AND INTERNATIONAL ACTION.

SIR ALBERT SAID THAT FOLLOWING TWO SUCCESSIVE BUMPER OPIUM CROPS IN THE +GOLDEN TRIANGLE* IN 1981 AND THIS YEAR, AND THE LOSS OF MUCH OF THEIR FORMER LUCRATIVE MARKETS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA TO HEROIN FROM SOUTH-WEST ASIA, DRUG TRAFFICKERS IN SOUTH EAST ASIA WERE +MARKETING THEIR EVIL PRODUCTS MUCH MORE AGGRESSIVELY IN THIS REGION, IN AUSTRALIA AND IN HONG KONG.*

SIR ALBERT WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY THIS AFTERNOON DURING WHICH ABOUT $50 MILLION WORTH OF NARCOTIC DRUGS SEIZED BY THE POLICE AND THE CUSTOMS SERVICES WERE DESTROYED AT THE KENNEDY TOWN INCINERATOR.

AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THIS AGGRESSIVE MARKETING, SIR ALBERT SAID, +OUR POLICE AND CUSTOMS SEIZED MORE DRUGS IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR THAN IN THE WHOLE OF 1981.+

+DESPITE THESE SUCCESSES, THERE IS NOW A GREATER AVAILABILITY CF DRUGS ON THE STREETS, AND PRICES HAVE DROPPED TO THEIR LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1976,+ HE ADDED.

AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND, THE DECLINING TREND IN DRUG ADDICTION SINCE 1974 WAS REVERSED IN 1981 AND THE SITUATION WAS A CAUSE FOR CONCERN, HE SAID.

SIR ALBERT APPEALED TO THE PUBLIC TO REPORT TO THE POLICE AND THE CUSTOMS SERVICES ANY SUSPICIONS THEY MIGHT HAVE, OR ACTIVITIES WHICH MIG+IT COME TO THEIR NOTICE, IN RELATION TO THE IMPORT, MANUFACTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF DRUGS.

♦OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES CAN DO WITH, AND DESERVE, ALL THE HELP WE CAN GIVE,* HE SAID.

DURING THE CEREMONY, SOME 80 000 RECORDS HELD BY THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ABUSE, WHICH CONTAINED THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF ADDICTS CONTACTED BY VARIOUS AGENCIES FROM 1972 TO 1976, WERE ALSO DESTROYED.

GUESTS WITNESSING THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DRUGS AND THE RECORDS INCLUDED THE UNOFFICIAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MISS MARIA TAM; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIETY FOR THE AID AND REHABILITATION OF DRUG ABUSERS, SISTER AQUINAS; THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG; THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR PETER MOOR’ THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE, MR DOUGLAS JORDAN; AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR PETER LEE.

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NEW POST OFFICE IN TUEN MUN * * * *

A NEW POST OFFICE, THE 86TH IN HONG KONG, WILL BE OPENED IN TUEN MUN AT NOON ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

IT WILL BE LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE CAR PARK-MARKET BLOCK AT ON TING ESTATE.

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 11 AM THE SAME DAY.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NEW TERRITORIES HEUNG YEE KUK AND TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR LAU WONG-FAT, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR A.C. HEATHCOTE, AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER, TUEN MUN, MR BILLY C.L. LAM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NEW POST OFFICE IN TUEN MUN AT 11 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

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FISHERMEN WARNED AGAINST USE OF EXPLOSIVES

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IS STEPPING UP PATROLS TO PREVENT THE USE OF EXPLOSIVES FOR FISHING.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE USE OF EXPLOSIVES FOR FISHING IS AN OFFENCE UNDER THE FISHERIES PROTECTION ORDINANCE AND OFFENDERS ARE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $2 000 AND THREE-MONTH IMPRISONMENT.

LAST YEAR SIX FISHERMEN WERE FINED A TOTAL OF S4 300 FOR FISHING ACTIVITIES INVOLVING EXPLOSIVES.

THE STEPPED-UP PATROLS IN THE WATERS OF HONG KONG WILL INVOLVE FISHERIES INSPECTORS AND THE MARINE POLICE.

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CAREERS QUIZ FOR STUDENTS * * * *

MORE THAN 60 000 STUDENTS OF FORMS III, IV AND V THROUGHOUT HONG KONG WILL BE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A CAREERS QUIZ ORGANISED BY THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND SPONSORED BY DAO HENG BANK.

DETAILS OF THE QUIZ WERE ANNOUNCED BY THE SENIOR LABOUR OFFICER IN CHARGE OF THE SERVICE, MRS EVELYN PUN, <T A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE CONFERENCE WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY THE DIRECTOR AND BUSINESS ADVISOR OF THE BANK, MR FRANK TUNG.

MRS PUN POINTED OUT THAT THE QUIZ WAS AIMED AT MAKING STUDENTS MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING CAREERS AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO SEARCH FOR RELEVANT USEFUL MATERIALS.

QUESTIONNAIRES WILL BE SENT TO PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, REQUIRING STUDENTS TO ANSWER 50 QUESTIONS WITHIN 15 MINUTES IN RELATION TO CAREERS INFORMATION, INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, INFORMATION ABOUT FURTHER STUDIES, EMPLOYMENT LAWS AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CAREERS.

MR TUNG POINTED OUT THAT FOLLOWING ITS PARTICIPATION IN A CAREERS EXHIBITION ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN TSUEN WAN EARLY THIS YEAR, THE BANK DECIDED TO CONTINUE TO BE INVOLVED IN WORTHWHILE ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS, SUCH AS THE QUIZ.

♦WE HOPE THAT THE QUIZ WILL ENCOURAGE MORE INTEREST IN THE CAREERS ’83 EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR. WE ALSO HOPE THAT A BROAD AWARENESS OF CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES WILL ENABLE STUDENTS TO BETTER PLAN FOR THEIR FUTURE CAREERS,+ HE ADDED.

THE QUIZ WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THREE ROUNDS, WITH THE FIRST ONE BEGINNING THIS MONTH.

IN THE FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS, THE STUDENT WHO SCORES THE HIGHEST MARKS IN HIS CLASS WILL BE AWARDED A PRIZE BY DAO HENG BANK.

IN EACH ROUND, THE SCHOOL WITH THE HIGHEST TOTAL AVERAGE MARKS WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED WITH A TROPHY.

IN THE THIRD ROUND, STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO RETURN THEIR QUESTIONNAIRES AT A CAREERS EXHIBITION TO BE HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL IN NOVEMBER.

THE FIRST THREE STUDENTS WHO SCORE THE HIGHEST MARKS IN THE THIRD ROUND WILL RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS OF $2 000 EACH FROM THE BANK.

PRIZES WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED TO 100 STUDENTS WHO SCORE HIGH MARKS.

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TRACK AND FIELD COURSE FOR CHEUNG CHAU YOUNGSTERS * * * *

A TRAINING COURSE ON TRACK AND FIELD WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUNGSTERS ON CHEUNG CHAU FROM EARLY NEXT MONTH.

THE COURSE WILL BE HELD AT THE CHEUNG CHAU SPORTSGROUND EVERY SATURDAY BETWEEN OCTOBER 9 AND NOVEMBER 13 FROM 3 PM TO 6 PM, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

COACHES FROM THE HONG KONG AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION WILL GIVE LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON RUNNING, SHOT PUT, HIGH JUMP, LONG JUMP AND HURDLE, AMONG OTHER EVENTS.

TO PROMOTE THE COURSE, THE ASSOCIATION WILL GIVE TRACK AND FIELD DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE SPORTSGROUND ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

THE COURSE IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE CHEUNG CHAU CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD.

IT IS DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS — ONE FOR CHILDREN AGED 10 TO 15 AND THE OTHER FOR YOUNGSTERS AGED 15 OR ABOVE.

AT THE END OF THE COURSE, A COMPETITION WILL BE ARRANGED FOR THE TRAINEES.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE COURSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE VARIOUS DISTRICT URBAN SERVICES OFFICES OF THE NTSD, THE ISLANDS OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE ISLANDS OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF WAI HONG BUILDING, 55 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

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WATER FIGURES * * X

STORAGE IN HONG KONG'S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY)

STOOD AT 79.3 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 457.894 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 259.045 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 44.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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REDUCED TRAM SERVICES ON WEDNESDAY * * *

„TRAM SERVICES WILL BE REDUCED ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) FOR THE TESTING OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT IN SHEUNG WAN.

AT kuST<-IRAMS W,LL DEPART FR0M NORTH POINT TO WHITTY STREET AT 10.10 PM FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO KENNEDY TOWN AT 10 PMJ FROM SppJ JaLlEY I? ^’H^SJREF^AT.ip.iq'pM/FRSM KENNEDY TOWN TO

10.40 PM AND FROM WHITTY STREET TO NORTH POINT AND 10.50 PM.

HAPPY VALLEY AT

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ROAD CLOSURE IN CAUSEWAY BAY * * *

EAST POINT ROAD IN CAUSEWAY BAY BETWEEN LOCKHART ROAD AND GREAT GEORGE STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CAUSEWAY BAY STATION.

DURING THE CLOSURE, NORMAL TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED ON A NEW ACCESS ROAD NEXT TO EAST POINT ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HISTORY OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRACED ..................... 1

GOLDSMITHS URGED TO ADOPT SECURITY SYSTEMS .................... 1

MOVING OFFICE ...............................................   2

DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD FIFTH MEETING .......................... 2

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ........................... 3

GUIDE TO RETAINING WALL DESIGN ................................ 3

VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES COMMENDED ............................. 4

WATER CUT IN STANLEY

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HISTORY OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRACED

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♦IT IS QUITE IMPORTANT FOR US TO RECOGNISE THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AS ONE OF THE OLDEST ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS OF HONG KONG WHICH HAS PROVEN ITS VALUE THROUGH TIME,* THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (YAU MA TEl/MONG KOK), MR WILFRED WONG YING-WAI SAID THIS EVENING (TUESDAY).

IN A SPEECH DELIVERED TO THE LIONS CLUB OF WEST KOWLOON AT SHERATON HOTEL, MR WONG TRACED THE HISTORY OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND FOUND ITS ROOTS IN THE LOCKHART REPORT PUBLISHED IN 1900 BY THE THEN COLONIAL SECRETARY, J.H.S. LOCKHART ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

MR WONG RECALLED THE SALIENT POINTS OF THE REPORT INCLUDING THE PRINCIPLE OF ADMINISTERING BY DISTRICTS WHEREBY THE NEW TERRITORIES WAS DIVIDED INTO EIGHT DISTRICTS AND 48 SUB-DISTRICTS, THE NOMINATION OF PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES KNOWN AS THE COMMITTEE-MEN WHOSE ROLE WAS TO FORM A USEFUL LINK BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VILLAGERS. THE APPOINTMENT OF THE COMMITTEE-MEN WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED IN THE 1899 GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

IN COMPARING THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME AS STIPULATED IN THE WHITE PAPER AND THE LOCKHART REPORT, MR WONG SAID THAT ♦ALTHOUGH THE SYSTEM WE NOW HAVE IS CERTAINLY MORE SOPHISTICATED, THE PRINCIPLE DOES NOT DIFFER MUCH FROM THAT FOLLOWED IN 1899.♦

♦THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN EVOLVING EVER SINCE 1899 AND THE FACT THAT IT HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS THE SYSTEM FOR MODERN HONG KONG AFTER ITS INTRODUCTION MORE THAN 80 YEARS AGO PERHAPS SERVES TO INDICATE THAT IT IS INDEED THE BEST SYSTEM FOR US.

♦IN ORDER THAT THIS WELL-FOUNDED SYSTEM BE ENCOURAGED TO DEVELOP FURTHER TO BENEFIT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU SHOULD ALL EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT BY CASTING YOUR VOTES ON SEPTEMBER 23 TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ABLY REPRESENTED AT THE DISTRICT BOARDS,* MR WONG CONCLUDED.

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TO ADOPT SECURITY SYSTEMS * * *

WAN CHAI GOLDSMITHS AND JEWELLERY SHOP OWNERS ARE SHOWING ENCOURAGING RESPONSE TO CALLS FOR THEM TO BE MORE SECURITY CONSCIOUS BY INSTALLING ANTI-BURGLARY SYSTEMS, ACCORDING TO THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF THEIR VULNERABILITY TO BURGLARY, MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, TOGETHER WITH POLICE CRIME PREVENTION OFFICERS, HAVE BEEN VISITING THEM ♦TO EMPHASISE THE NEED FOR THEM TO IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF THEIR SHOPS,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE SAID.

THIS AFTERNOON, TWO MORE MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, DR CHUNG CHI-YING AND MR LO YICK-SUN, VISITED A JEWELLERY SHOP IN JOHNSTON ROAD, TO SPEAK TO THE OWNER ABOUT SECURITY SYSTEMS. THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY MR FRANCIS HO, WAN CHAI CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, AND POLICE CRIME PREVENTION OFFICERS.

UNTIL NOW, THE SHOPS HAVE NOT BEEN RECEPTIVE TO THE IDEA OF INVESTING IN SECURITY SYSTEMS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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MOVING OFFICE

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THE TRADE MARKS AND PATENTS REGISTRIES WILL BE MOVING OFFICE FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) TO 21/F, UNITED CENTRE, 95, QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG, THE REGISTRAR GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER WILL BE s 5-279355.

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DISTRICT BOARD TO HOLD FIFTH MEETING * * * *

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE HOLDING ITS FIFTH MEETING ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 16).

AT THE MEETING, WHICH hILL BE CHAIRED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, MR A.G. COOPER, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL WILL BRIEF BOARD MEMBERS ON A PROPOSAL TO OPEN THE BUS-ONLY LANE ALONG CAINE ROAD AND PART OF BONHAM ROAD TO OTHER VEHICLES ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

AMONG OTHER ISSUES, THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROVISION OF FUNDS FOR ORGANISING RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES, AND ACCESS PROBLEMS FOR THE DISABLED.

PROGRESS REPORTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT, TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT, AND VARIOUS DISTRICT PROJECTS WILL ALSO BE REVIEWED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD AT 4 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, 222-224 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, THIRD FLOOR, HONG KONG.

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PARTIAL CLOSURE 0" LION ROCK TUNNEL * * * *

ONE LANE OP THE LION ROCK TUNNEL’S NORTHBOUND TUBE WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 PM TO 3 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) FOR ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORK TO BE CARRIED CUT.

TUNNEL CONTROL STAFF WILL BE ON HAND TO GUIDE SHA TIN-BOUND TRAFFIC TO ENSURE THAT DELAYS ARE MINIMISED.

GUIDE TO RETAINING WALL DESIGN * * * *

THE GEOTECHNICAL CONTROL OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS PRODUCED A GUIDE TO RETAINING WALL DESIGN.

AMONG OTHER TOPICS, THE 154-PAGE GUIDE COVERS SOIL PROPERTIES, EARTH PRESSURES, STABILITY OF RETAINING WALLS, SHEET RETAINING STRUCTURES, REINFORCED EARTH RETAINING WALLS, CRIB WALLS, AND ASPECTS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN AND DETAILING.

BESIDES THE TEXT THERE ARE 32 PAGES OF FIGURES ON DESIGN INFORMATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS WOULD FIND THIS GUIDE INVALUABLE.

♦IT HAS BEEN WRITTEN WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO HONG KONG CONDITIONS, BUT ITS APPLICATION IS NOT LIMITED TO HONG KONG ALONE,♦ HE ADDED.

THE GUIDE IS ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $16 A COPY.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1982

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VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES COMMENDED * * * *

THREE TAI PO VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES TODAY (TUESDAY) RETIRED A'TER SERVING THEIR FELLOW VILLAGERS FOR A TOTAL OF 86 YEARS AMONG THEM.

THEY ARE MR CHEUNG SHIU-LOI OF TAI OM VILLAGE, MR CHUNG YIK-LUNG OF TAI OM SHAN VILLAGE AND MR CHAN PING-YING OF SHEUNG WONG Yl AU VILLAGE.

THEIR RETIREMENT WAS ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING BY THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR CHEUNG WAI-LAM, AT THE HALF-YEARLY MEETING OF THE TAI PO VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES HELD AT THE RURAL COMMITTEE OFF ICE.

AFTER THE MEETING, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICKY LO, PRESENTED CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION, ISSUED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, TO THEM.

WISHING THEM GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPINESS, MR LO THANKED THEM FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WELFARE OF THE VILLAGERS AND THE COMMUNITY CF TAI PO AS A WHOLE.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE NEW VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOW OPEN. ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE 84 VILLAGES IN TAI PO.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN STANLEY * ILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA TO EE AFFECTED IS EOUNDED BY STANLEY MAIN STREET AND TUNG TAU WAN ROAD.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR LOOKS AT PROGRESS IN SHA TIN ....................... 1

LADY YOUDE TO OPEN MENTAL HEALTH EXHIBITION HI CENTRAL....... 1

COUNTRY AND COIWDITY BREAKDOWN FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRaDE FOR JANUARY-JULY 1982 ........................ 2

RENOWNED INTELLIGENCE TEST ADAPTED FOR HONG KONG............. 7

YOUTH SOCCER DEVELOPMENT SCHEME.............................. 8

PLAN TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN WONG TAI SIN ............. 9

AUGUST RAINFALL SETS A RECORD................................ 10

ELECTRIC TRAIN AND BUS SERVICES FOR RACE DAY................. 12

SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD HOLDING EIGHTH MEETING............... 13

EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK NEW SCHOOL YEAR..................... 14

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL SWIMMING TREAT .......................... 14

TRAM ONLY LANE IN CENTRAL

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GOVERNOR LOOKS AT PROGRESS IN SHA TIN * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) INSPECTED THE PROGRESS OF DEVELOPMENT IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, AND THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR RICHARD BUTLER, THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE WENT TO A VANTAGE POINT AT SUI WO COURT FOR AN IN DEPTH BRIEFING BY THE SHA TIN PROJECT MANAGER, MR KEITH AUSTIN, AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR DONALD TSANG.

SIR EDWARD AND LADY YOUDE WERE TOLD THAT THE TOWN PLAN FOR SHA TIN AIMED AT PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION AND ADEQUATE COMMUNITY SUPPORT FACILITIES FOR MORE THAN 550 000 PEOPLE BY 1985.

THE NEW TOWN WAS +A MODEL CREATION OF A VIGOROUS, SOCIALLY-BALANCED AND REASONABLY SELF-CONTAINED COMMUNITY,* THEY WERE TOLD BY MR TSANG.

THE GOVERNOR ALSO TOURED THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE TO SEE THE MODERN SPORTS TRAINING FACILITIES AND THE 1 400-BED PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL. BOTH PROJECTS WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF KENT NEXT MONTH.

EARLIER ON, THE GOVERNOR ALSO MET SOME OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK MEMBERS OVER LUNCH AT FANLING LODGE. THOSE ATTENDING INCLUDED THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KUK, MR LAU WONG-FATj PAST CHAIRMEN, MR, CHAN YAT-SAN, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG AND MR STEPHEN WONG? MR AKERS-JONES AND DR BUTLER.

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A THREE-DAY EXHIBITION AIMED AT AROUSING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH WILL BE OPENED BY LADY YOUDE AT THE LANDMARK IN CENTRAL AT 2.30 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

IN ADDITION TO A VISUAL DISPLAY OF VARIOUS ASPECTS OF MENTAL HEALTH, THE EXHIBITION WILL INCLUDE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS AND MODELS BY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS OF A PROPOSED PSYCHOGERIATRIC HOME.

IT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION AND THE MEDICAL AND MEALTH DEPARTMENT S CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT, AND HAS AMONG ITS OTHER SPONSORS THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SALON EXHIBITORS’ ASSOCIATION AND THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE. UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

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♦THE AIM OF THE EXHIBITION IS TO AROUSE A PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND WAYS TO MAINTAIN MENTAL HEALTH IN A COMPETITIVE SOCIETY, TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF THE SERVICES OF THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION AND ITS TWO PROPOSED NEW PROJECTS, AND TO SOLICIT SUPPORT FOR THEM,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED.

AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 2.30 PM, LADY YOUDE WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO STUDENTS PRODUCING THE BEST DESIGNS OF THE PSYCHOGERIATRIC HOME.

THE EXHIBITION WILL LAST FOR THREE DAYS, FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY.

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COUNTRY AND COMMODITY BREAKDOWN FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-JULY 1982 *****

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY TO JULY 1982, VALUED AT $151 551 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF FIVE PER CENT AS COMPARED oJTc.Irn tAME PERI0D ,n 1981» ACCORDING TO DETAILED STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. .^„20MesTIC SPORTS ROSE BY SIX PER CENT TO $45 497 MILLION Kt'K ,15 064 MILL,0“ ‘"D fiE-E»p'>'!TS bv-hihe

„„ ^22?ESTIC EXP0BTS ‘IK RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER INCREASED SY SEVEN ftK CENT•

»RKE^Ewf«N?s\1!,N.S£5ESTIC exports to the ten major overseas • I w Wunl. Av i vLLUWq X"*

JAN. -JULY 1982 ($ MN) JAN.-JULY 1981 (S MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

U.S.A. 16 951 15 314 ♦1 637 ♦ 11

U.K. 3 812 4 097 - 285 - 7

F.R. OF GERMANY 3 802 3 901 - 99 - 3

CHINA 2 124 1 402 ♦ 722 ♦51

JAPAN 1 637 1 488 ♦ 150 ♦ 10

AUSTRALIA 1 564 1 321 ♦ 243 ♦18

CANADA 1 402 1 229 ♦ 173 ♦14

SINGAPORE 1 079 953 + 126 ♦13

NETHERLANDS 931 866 65 ♦ 8

FRANCE 836 810 26 ♦ 3

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DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. ROSE BY 11 PER CENT. SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS (BY $819 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT), CLOTHING (BY $656 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT) AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $181 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT). DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $71 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT) AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $505 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT).

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES INCREASED BY $18 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT BUT THOSE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT DECLINED BY $104 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT.

MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY DECLINED IN VALUE, INCLUDING WATCHES AND CLOCKS (DECLINED BY $28 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT), CLOTHING (DECLINED BY $46 MILLION OR TWO PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (DECLINED BY $70 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT). DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES INCREASED STEADILY (BY $25 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT).

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $249 MILLION OR 127 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILES (BY $188 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT) AND IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO AUSTRALIA (BY $47 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT)

AN ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN DIVISIONS IS PRESENTED BELOWi-

DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR

COMMODITY

JAN.-JULY 1982 ($ MN)

INCREASE/

JAN.-JULY 1981 DECREASE ($ MN) ($ MN)

PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING 875 ♦ 6

ACCESSORIES 15 970 15 096

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS) 8 521 6 806 ♦1 715 ♦25

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 4 083 4 344 261 - 6

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY TRANSISTORS AND DIODES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE APPLIANCES) 9 3 490 3 103 357 ♦ 12

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND

EQUIPMENT 3 161 2 903 4- 258 ♦ 9

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 2 791 2 852 60 - 2

THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM THE TEN MAJOR SUMMARISED AS FOLLOWS*- SOURCES AKE

JAN.-JULY 1982 JAN.-JULY 1981 ($ MN) ($ MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

CHINA 18 157 15 804 ♦2 353 ♦15

JAPAN 17 903 18 278 375 - 2

U.S.A. 8 821 8 450 371 + 4

SINGAPORE 6 057 6 025 4* 32 ♦ 1

TAIWAN 5 959 6 135 176 - 3

U.K. 3 806 3 467 4- 339 ♦10

REPUBLIC OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA) 2 609 3 172 563 -18

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 952 1 924 28 + 1

SWITZERLAND 1 539 1 731 192 -11

AUSTRALIA 1 360 1 062 4- 298 ♦28

LOCAL DEMAND FOR IMPORTED GOODS FROM CHINA REMAINED STRONG.

INCREASES WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN CLOTHING (BY $677 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT), IRON AND STEEL (BY $255 MILLION OR 105 PER CENT), MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS (BY $245 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT) AND TEXTILES (BY $220 MILLION OR SEVEN PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM JAPAN, INCREASES WERE NOTED FOR TEXTILE FABRICS (BY $178 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES, SPORTING GOODS AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND THE ACCESSORIES) (BY $137 MILLION

OR 17 PER CENT). DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $330 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY >278 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT), TEXTILE YARN (BY 198 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT) AND ROAD VEHICLES (BY $171 MILLION OR HINE PER CENT).

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INCREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. WERE MOSTLY OF TOBACCO AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURES (BY 1145 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS (BY $140 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $178 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT), ARTIFICAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $101 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT) AND TEXTILE FIBRES AND THEIR WASTES (BY $76 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN VALUE WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS FROM SINGAPORE (BY $21 MILLION OR NINE PER CENT) AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS FROM TAIWAN (BY $261 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT). IMPORTS OF tXTILES FROM TAIWAN DECLINED (BY $306 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT).

THE FOLLOWING TABLE ILLUSTRATES THE MORE IMPORTANT CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY COMMODITY SECT IONi-

JAN.-JULY 1982 ($ MN)

JAN.-JULY 1981 ($ MN)

INCREASE/ DECREASE ($ MN)

PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

MANUFACTURED GOODS CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY MATERIAL (MAINLY TEXTILE PRODUCTS, DIAMONDS, IRON AND STEEL, AND PAPER) t 23 113 22 732 331 ♦ 2

MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 18 389 18 330 59 INSIGNIFICANT

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY WATCHES AND CLOCKS, ARTICLES OF APPAREL) 13 581 12 801 + 780 ♦ 6

FOOD AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD 8 784 7 434 ♦ 1 350 ♦ 18

MINERAL FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS 6 462 6 470 8 INSIGNIFICANT

CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 5 457 5 032 425 ♦ 8

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SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. (BY $562 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT), INDONESIA (BY $246 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT), SAUDI ARABIA (BY $198 MILLION OR 71 PER CENT), CHINA (BY $180 MILLION OR FOUR PER CENT), REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $164 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (BY $146 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT), PHILIPPINES (BY $137 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT), AND MACAU (BY $124 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECLINES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO ISRAEL (BY $62 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT) AND U.K. (BY $264 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG EXHIBITED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING CLOTHING (BY $470 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT), MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND ACCESSORIES AND JEWELLERY) (BY $273 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $255 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT) AND MANUFACTURES OF METALS (BY $169 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT).

DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE RE-EXPORTS OF METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $241 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT), PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $153 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $152 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

THE JULY 1982 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY* WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$5 PER COPY.

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE*, WITH A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN JULY, WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY OCTOBER AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$10 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. i 5-214375).

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RENOWNED INTELLIGENCE TEST ADAPTED FOR HONG KONG *****

A LOCAL ADAPTATION OF AN INTELLIGENCE TEST USED INTERNATIONALLY TO IDENTIFY LEARNING AND OTHER DISABILITIES AMONG CHILDREN HAS BEEN PRODUCED AFTER FOUR YEARS’ INTENSIVE RESEARCH INVOLVING THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SEVERAL OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND A NUMBER OF AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE UNESCO.

THE HONG KONG VERSION OF THE RENOWNED WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN, FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1949 IN THE UNITED STATES, IS NOW AVAILABLE TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

PSYCHOLOGISTS INTERESTED IN OBTAINING A COPY OF THE TEST MAY WRITE TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE SALE AND DISTRIBUTION OF HK—WISC C/O SPECIAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS SERVICES DIVISION AT 6 PERTH STREET, KOWLOON.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE PUBLICATION OF THE HONG KONG VERSION OF THE WECHSLER SCALE MARKED A SIGNIFICANT STEP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL PSYCHODIAGNOSTIC INSTRUMENTS.

IT MAKES AVAILABLE TO PSYCHOLOGISTS AN EFFICIENT DIAGNOSTIC AND CLINICAL TOOL IN THE AREAS OF EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND THE APPRAISAL OF LEARNING AND OTHER DISABIL IT IES,+ HE ADDED.

THE HONG KONG VERSION OF THE WECHSLER TEST IS PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, UNDER AN AGREEMENT WITH THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CORPORATION, NEW YORK AND PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER.

THE STANDARDISATION OF THE WECHSLER SCALE IN HONG KONG IS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN THE UNESCO AND THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT. IT STARTED IN JANUARY 1978 WHEN DR HANS PRIESTER, CO-AUTHOR OF THE WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALE FOR CHILDREN STANDARDISATION IN GERMANY, (HAWIK, 1954) CAME TO HONG KONG AS A UNESCO CONSULTANT.

DR PRIESTER THEN WORKED WITH PSYCHOLOGISTS AND OFFICIALS FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, MEDICAL AND FEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE DATA PROCESSING AGENCY AND THE HONG KONG PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY TO PRODUCE THE HK-WISC.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST, MRS GRACE YUNG, AND DR HANS PRIESTER WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEET MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ON FRIDAY MORNING (SEPTEMBER 17) AT THE KOWLOON CENTRE CF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S SPECIA,. EDUCATION SECTION AT 6 PERTH STREET. MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA WHO WISH TO INTERVIEW MRS YUNG AND DR PRIESTER SHOULD CONTACT THE INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT 5-778311 EXT. 155 AND 156.

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YOUTH SOCCER DEVELOPMENT SCHEME * * * *

A MAJOR PROJECT TO DEVELOP AND TRAIN TALENTED YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS IN HONG KONG WILL START AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE PROJECT, KNOWN AS THE HONG KONG YOUTH FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME 1982-83, WILL LAST TILL FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

THE SCHEME IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, THE HONG KONG FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION, THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OF THE RCD WILL CONTRIBUTE FUNDS AND PROVIDE MANPOWER TO CO-ORDINATE THE ENTIRE PROJECT.

♦THE RSS WILL ALSO SERVE AS THE COLLECTION CENTRE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS,* SAID THE RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER IN CHARGE CF TEAM GAMES, MR THOMAS CHAN, WHO WAS ONE OF THE OFFICIAL REFEREES AT THE 1982 WORLD CUP TOURNAMENT IN SPAIN.

WE EXPECT THOUSANDS OF APPLICATIONS, BUT ONLY 1 280 YOUNGSTERS WILL BE SELECTED FOR A SERIES OF TESTS, TRAINING AND COMPETITIVE MATCHES,♦ MR CHAN SAID.

THE SCHEME IS DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONSi ONE FOR 18-YEAR-OLD YOUTHS AND THE OTHER FOR THOSE AGED 15.

QUALIFYING TESTS WILL BE HELD FOR THE APPLICANTS FOR THREE DAYS BEGINNING FROM SEPTEMBER 26.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY FIVE WEEKS OF ELEMENTARY TRAINING AND SIX WEEKS OF INTERMEDIATE TRAINING.

AFTER ALL THE BASIC TRAINING, 16 GROUPS WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN DISTRICT LEAGUE MATCHES,♦ MR CHAN SAID.

THE WINNING TEAM AND OTHER PLAYERS SHOWING POTENTIAL WILL THEN BE SELECTED FOR FURTHER TRAINING AT THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

THESE BEST PLAYERS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF BEING SELECTED TO REPRESENT HONG KONG IN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH MATCHES,♦ HE ADDED.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1982

PLAN TO EASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION IN WONG TAI SIN

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS AIMED AT EASING CONGESTION IN WONG TAI SIN WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

UNDER THE SCHEME, SHA TIN PASS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, THEREBY REMOVING CONFLICTING TURNING MOVEMENTS AND IMPROVING TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG LUNG CHEUNG ROAD.

AFTER THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC BETWEEN TSZ WAN SHAN AND WONG TAI SIN WILL BE MAINTAINED VIA PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD.

KMB ROUTES NOS. 2F AND 3C, ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO TSZ WAN SHAN, WILL TURN FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD INTO PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, WHILE 5C WILL TURN FROM CHOI HUNG ROAD INTO PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD. ROUTES 3A, 3B, AND 15A WILL TRAVEL ALONG CHOI HUNG ROAD AND PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD BEFORE TURNING INTO FUNG TAK ROAD.

KMB ROUTES NOS. 3A, 3B, 5C AND 15A ON SOUTHBOUND JOURNEYS FROM TSZ WAN SHAN, WILL REACH WONG TAI SIN VIA FUNG TAK ROAD, PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND CHOI HUNG ROAD.

THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE DESIGNATED AS URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILYi

* FUNG TAK ROAD BETWEEN PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND A POINT 60 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH SHEUNG FUNG STREET}

* SHEUNG FUNG STREET BETWEEN FUNG TAK ROAD AND SHUNG WAH STREET; AND

* TUNG TAU TSUEN ROAD BETWEEN SHA TIN PASS ROAD AND MING TAK STREET.

CLEARWAY RESTRICTION WILL ALSO BE IMPOSED ON PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH FUNG TAK ROAD AND A POINT 85 METRES NORTH OF THAT JUNCTION EVERY DAY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM.

AT THE SAME TIME, SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES ALONG SHEUNG FUNG STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO FUNG TAK ROAD, WHILE EASTBOUND VEHICLES ALONG FUNG TAK ROAD WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO SHEUNG FUNG STREET.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1982

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AUGUST RAINFALL SETS A RECORD

KO*

THE 872 MM OF RAIN WHICH FELL LAST MONTH MADE IT THE WETTEST AUGUST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1884, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS CLOSE, MEASURING 871.4 MM, SET IN 1923.

THE HEAVY RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH HELPED BRING HONG KONG’S WATER STORAGE IN THE RESERVOIRS TO ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF THEIR TOTAL CAPACITY OR 460.75 MILLION CUBIC METRES, WITH ALL THE RESERVOIRS FULL EXCEPT FOR THE LOWER SHING MUN, PLOVER COVE AND HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIRS.

RAINFALL ON AUGUST 16, MEASURING 334.2 MM, WAS THE HIGHEST DAILY FIGURE FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST AND THE FIFTH HIGHEST FOR ANY MONTH.

AND IN THE FIVE DAYS FROM AUGUST 15 TO 19, THE 522.8 MM OF RAINFALL WAS THE HIGHEST FOR ANY FIVE-DAY PERIOD OF RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST, THE OBSERVATORY REPORTED.

ALL IN ALL, THE ACCUMULATED RAINFALL FROM JANUARY TO AUGUST AMOUNTED TO 2 521.2 MM, WHICH WAS 46 PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL — AND THE SECOND HIGHEST RAINFALL ON RECORD FOR THE EIGHT-MONTH PERIOD.

WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY SHOWERS ON AUGUST 1 AND 3 CAUSED LANDSLIPS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HONG KONG.

DURING THE PERIOD, ABOUT 180 PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR SQUATTER HUTS AT KAU WA KENG, KOWLOON, A 19-YEAR-OLD YOUTH WAS WASHED AWAY BY A TORRENT OF WATER IN THE SHEK PIK RESERVOIR CATCHMENT AREA ON LANTAU ISLAND, AND AN ELDERLY WOMAN WAS INJURED WHEN THE WALL OF A KITCHEN COLLAPSED IN TSUEN WAN.

APART FROM A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS, THE WEATHER WAS FINE FROM AUGUST 4 TO 6.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED FROM AUGUST 7 TO 10, BUT THE WEATHER BECAME FINE AND HOT FROM AUGUST 11 TO 14.

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH WAS 33.2 DEGREES CELSIUS REGISTERED ON AUGUST 12.

A WATERSPOUT WAS SIGHTED TO THE NORTHWEST OF MACAU DURING THE EVENING ON AUGUST 13.

SEVERE TROPICAL STORM DOT LANDED IN SOUTH CHINA BETWEEN SHANTOU AND XIAMEN ON AUGUST 15 AND DISSIPATED EARLY ON AUGUST 16. WIDESPREAD THUNDERY SHOWERS AND HEAVY RAIN PREVAILED IN HONG KONG UNTIL AUGUST 19.

DURING THE EIGHT-HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 1 PM ON AUGUST 16, 238.3 MM OF RAIN WAS REGISTERED, REPRESENTING THE SECOND HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

/two airline........

WEDNESDAY, SEPTiKBER 15, 1962

TWO AIRLINE FLIGHTS ENCOUNTERED SEVERE TURBULENCE NEAR HONG KONG ON AUGUST 16 AND 18, AND AS A RESULT TWO PASSENGERS WERE KILLED AND A NUMBER OF OTHERS WERE INJURED.

BECAUSE OF HEAVY RAIN BETWEEN AUGUST 16 AND 19, 667 REPORTS OF FLOODING AND 119 REPORTS OF LANDSLIPS WERE RECEIVED DURING THE PERIOD.

FIVE PEOPLE WERE KILLED BY LANDSLIPS AT KAU WA KENG NEW VILLAGE, LAI CHI KOK AND YAU KOM TAU ON TSING Yl WHILE AN ELDERLY MAN WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN CARRIED AWAY BY FLOOD WATER AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

FLOODING WAS MOST SERIOUS IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSUEN WAN, FORCING A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF FERRY SERVICES TO CENTRAL AND MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY SERVICES BETWEEN LAI KING AND TSUEN WAN.

IN KAM TIN AND YUEN LONG, OVER 430 HECTARES OF CROPS AND 310 HECTARES OF FISH PONDS WERE FLOODED, DROWNING 7 000 HEADS OF POULTRY AND 100 PIGS AND RENDERING 1 460 PEOPLE HOMELESS.

A WATERSPOUT LANDED AT A DOCKYARD IN SOUTHWESTERN TSING Yl IN THE MORNING OF AUGUST 18, OVERTURNING AND DAMAGING SEVERAL TWO-TONNE EMPTY CONTAINERS, AND BLOWING AWAY PART OF THE ROOF OF A WORKSHOP.

THE WEATHER IMPROVED ON AUGUST 20 AND 21 AND EXCEPT FOR A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS, REMAINED GENERALLY FINE FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH.

NO TROPICAL CYCLONE SIGNALS WERE HOISTED IN HONG KONG DURING THE MONTH, THOUGH SIX TROPICAL CYCLONES FORMED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND SOUTH CHINA SEA, KILLING 64 PEOPLE IN JAPAN, 19 IN TAIWAN AND 38 IN SOUTHERN KOREA, AND 32 IN THE PHILIPPINES.

DURING THE MONTH FIVE AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER ON AUGUST 16.

THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT ON AUGUST 1, 3 AND 4 AS WELL AS FROM AUGUST 7 TO 10 AND 13 TO 20. A HEAVY RAIN WARNING WAS ISSUED ON AUGUST 16.

NO FIRE DANGER WARNING OR STRONG MONSOON SIGNAL WAS ISSUED DURING THE MONTH.

THE MONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE1

SUNSHINE

RAINFALL

CLOUDINESS

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

MEAN TEMPERATURE

MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

MEAN DEW POINT TOTAL EVAPORATION

201.8 HOURS i 4.2 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

872.0 MM » 458.6 MM ABOVE NORMAL

68 PER CENT : 2 PER CENT MORE THAN NORMAL

83 PER CENT I NORMAL

31.0 DEG C : 0.2 DEG C BELOW NORMAL

28.3 DEG C ! 0.1 DEG C ABOVE NORMAL

26.3 DEG C : 0.4 DEG C ABOVE NORMAL

24.9 DEG C i 0.1 DEG C ABOVE NORMAL

159.8 MM : 5.7 MM BELOW NORMAL

THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 33.2 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON AUGUST 12 AND THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 23.6 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON AUGUST 18.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1982

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ELECTRIC TRAIN AND BUS SERVICES FOR RACE DAY * * * *

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL RUN ELECTRIC TRAINS TO THE RACE COURSE AT SHA TIN ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 18).

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE KCR SAID ELECTRIC TRAINS WILL LEAVE KOWLOON STATION BETWEEN 12.02 PM AND 2.12 PM AT 10—MINUTE INTERVALS.

FOR THE RETURN JOURNEY, ELECTRIC TRAINS WILL LEAVE THE RACE COURSE STATION FROM 5.04 PM UNTIL 6.34 PM, ALSO AT 10-MINUTE INTERVALS.

THE JOURNEY FROM KOWLOON TO SHA TIN RACE COURSE TAKES ONLY 17 MINUTES.

PEOPLE GOING TO THE RACE COURSE FROM NORTH OF SHA TIN WILL HAVE TO CHANGE TRAINS AT THE SHA TIN STATION WHEREAS PEOPLE FROM THE URBAN AREA CAN TAKE THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AND CHANGE TRAINS AT THE KOWLOON TONG STATION.

ADVANCE RACE COURSE RETURN TICKETS ARE NOW BEING SOLD AT

KCR STATIONS. FARES ARE AS FOLLOWSt ADULT/ORDINARY HKS KOWLOON 3.00 MONG KOK 3.00 KOWLOON TONG 3.00 SHA TIN 1.00 UNIVERSITY 1.00 TAI PO 1.00 FANLING 2.00 SHEUNG SHUI 2.00 LO WU 3.00 SINGLE TICKETS FROM THE RACE COURSE TO KOWLOON STATION WILL

ALSO BE SOLD AT THE BETTING POOL OF THE SHA TIN RACE COURSE ON

THE RACE DAY AT $1.50 EACH.

THERE WILL ALSO BE SPECIAL BUS SERVICES TO SHA TIN RACE COURSE.

/the bus........

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1982

THE BUS ROUTES INCLUDE NO. 848 BETWEEN TSUEN WAN FERRY AND SHA TIN RACE COURSE, NO. 872 BETWEEN TAI PO MARKET AND SHA TIN RACE COURSE, NO. 887 BETWEEN TAI KOK TSUI FERRY AND SHA TIN RACE COURSE, NO. 888 BETWEEN SHA TIN MARKET AND SHA TIN RACE COURSE, AND NO. 891 BETWEEN KOWLOON CITY FERRY AND SHA TIN RACE COURSE.

BUSES TO SHA TIN ON ROUTE NO. 889 (KWUN TONG FERRY - SHA TIN RACE COURSE) WILL TRAVEL VIA YUE MAN SQUARE AND CHOI HUNG BUS TERMINUS.

HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE-WAY JOURNEYS ON ROUTES NO. 881, 882 AND 884 FROM SHA TIN RACE COURSE TO KENNEDY TOWN, CHAI WAN AND ABERDEEN.

SERVICE HOURS FOR THESE THREE ROUTES WILL BE FROM THE FOURTH RACE UNTIL ABOUT ONE HOUR AFTER THE LAST RACE.

KMB ROUTES 87OM (KOWLOON TONG MTR STATION - RACE COURSE), 886 (LAI CHI KOK BRIDGE - RACE COURSE) AND 890 (CHOI HUNG - RACE COURSE) WILL BE CANCELLED.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD HOLDING EIGHTH MEETING

* * N *

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD ITS EIGHTH MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

AT THE MEETING TO BE CHAIRED BY THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (SOUTHERN), MR K.C. KWONG, BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS ACCESS AND TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DISABLED.

THEY WILL ALSO REVIEW THE BOARD’S LATEST FINANCIAL POSITION ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS BY THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE (ABERDEEN) TO FINANCE A RESEARCH PROJECT ON DRUG ABUSE AMONG TEENAGERS IN THE DISTRICT.

AFTER THE MEETING, MR KWONG WILL PRESENT CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION TO BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE WORK THEY HAVE BEEN DOING.

NOTE TO EDITORS i

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EIGHTH MEETING OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (SOUTHERN) AT 7-11 NAM NING STREET, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) AT 3.30 PM.

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EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK NEW SCHOOL YEAR

* * *

SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 19), HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK THE START OF THE NEW ACADEMIC YEAR.

TO MARK THE OCCASION, SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL ON HONG KONG ISLAND, AND AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH AND THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN KOWLOON.

ALL TEACHERS AND PUPILS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE SERVICES.

THE CHURCH SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL WILL BE HELD AT 9 AM AND THE OTHER THREE SERVICES 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, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL.

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THE

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL SWIMMING TREAT * * *

A SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING GALA PERFORMANCE WILL BE PUT ON FOR PUBLIC DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

AND

THE

THE PERFORMANCE IS TO BE JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE RECREATION SPORT SERVICE (RSS) OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT 4<?<tnr?*Tin2N6 LIFE GUARD CLUB AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR SWIMMING* ASSOC I AT ION.

SHOW ON THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 2

OVER 500 SPECTATORS ARE EXPECTED TO CONVERGE ON THE LA SALLE ^a^a!VMMINS P00L F0R THE SH0W 0N THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 2 tSATURDAY).

A VARIETY OF EVENTS WILL PROGRAMME.

BE STAGED DURING THE TWO-HOUR

PARTICIPATING TEAMS WILL

------------------------ ---- INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING TEAMS OF ABERDEEN ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE. THE SWORD FISH SWIMMING CLUB, THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB AS WELL AS TRAINEES TEAMS OF THE RSS.

MAY BE 0BTA,NED AT THE HEADQUARTERS AND THE 19 DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1982

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TRAM ONLY LANE IN CENTRAL * * * *

THE TRAFFIC LANE ON ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN ITS

THE WESTBOUND TRAM TRACK OF DES VOEUX

MTToce T - UNCTIONS WITH SILMAN STREET AND A POINT

40 METRES EAST OF THAT JUNCTION WILL BE RESERVED FOR TRAMS ONLY, FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

CARRIAGEWAY MARKINGS WILL INDICATE THE EXTENT OF THE SECTION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PUBLICITY FOR KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS ........... 1

LAST TRAINS FOR LO WU TO BE CANCELLED ON SATURDAY.............. 1

WORK STARTS ON NEW RED CROSS CENTRE............................ 2

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF MURRAY BARRACKS OPEN AIR CAR PARK......... 2

PLB PROHIBITED ZONE AND URBAN CLEARWAY IN TUEN MUN............. 3

NCR INVITES TENDERS FOR ADVERTISING DISPLAYS .................. 3

WEEKDAY CAMPS FOR SPECIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1982

1

PUBLICITY FOR KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS

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THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ARRANGED A NUMBER OF EVENTS TO PUBLICISE THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTION TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 23.

ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN THEIR THEM QUESTIONS AT THE FOLLOWING

THE ELECTION CANDIDATES WILL HAVE PLATFORMS AND THE PUBLIC TO ASK MEET INGSi

A. FOR HO MAN TIN (NORTH) CONSTITUENCY! FROM 2.15 PM TO 4 PM IN PEACE AVENUE PLAYGROUND;

B. FOR HO MAN TIN (SOUTH) CONSTITUENCY! FROM 7.45 PM TO 10 PM AT THE 01 MAN ESTATE COMMUNITY HALL;

C. FOR HUNG HOM (SOUTH AND NORTH) CONSTITUENCIES! FROM 8 PM TO 9’.30 PM AT HOLY CARPENTER COMMUNITY CENTRE, DYER AVENUE; AND

D. FOR TO KWA WAN (SOUTH) CONSTITUENCY! FROM 3 PM TO 5 PM AT TIN KWONG ROAD GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL.

THE NEXT DAY, ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 19), THE CANDIDATES WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT YU KAN HING SECONDARY SCHOOL, STARTING AT 5 PM.

AFTER THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT 5.45 PM, FOUR ELECTION MOTORCADES WILL TOUR THE DISTRICT TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC TO VOTE.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS. DETAILS OF THE ROUTES FOR THE ELECTION MOTORCADES ON SUNDAY MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, KOWLOON (3-7110171).

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LAST TRAINS FOR LO WU TO BE CANCELLED ON SATURDAY

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THE LAST TRAIN LEAVING KOWLOON STATION FOR LO WU AT 11.03 PM WILL BE CANCELLED ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) TO FACILITATE ENGINEERING WORK ON A NEW TRACK BETWEEN TAI PO MARKET AND FANLING STATIONS.

A KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT AS THE WORK FORMS PART OF THE KCR’S FULL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME, SEVERAL FREIGHT TRAINS WILL ALSO BE CANCELLED.

KCR TRAINS WILL START USING THE NEW TRACK BETWEEN TAI PO MARKET AND FANLING FROM 5.45 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

THE SPOKESMAN WARNED THE PUBLIC TO KEEP OFF THE OLD AND NEW TRACKS IN THE AREA AS TRAINS WILL BE RUNNING ON BOTH TRACKS.

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WORK STARTS ON NEW RED CROSS CENTRE ft ft ft

THE HONG KONG RED CROSS WILL SOON HAVE A NEW CENTRE AT KING’S PARK RISE, EQUIPPED WITH MODERN FACILITIES FOR THE COLLECTION, PROCESSING, ALLOCATION AND ISSUE OF BLOOD THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

SPEAKING AT THE FOUNDATION-STONE-LAYING CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE BRADBURY CENTRE, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR S.H. LEE, DESCRIBED THE PROJECT AS +YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF JOINT EFFORTS BETWEEN VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS AND THE GOVERNMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY*.

♦WE ARE VERY HAPPY INDEED TO WITNESS THE RESULT OF THESE EFFORTS IN THE FORM OF A BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE CENTRE, WHICH WILL BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

THE CENTRE WILL FIRST BE BUILT UP TO THREE STOREYS BUT WILL BE SO DESIGNED AS TO ALLOW TWO MORE STOREYS TO BE PUT ON IF REQUIRED.

IT WILL HOUSE A BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE WHICH WILL CENTRALISE ALL ITS ACTIVITIES UNDER ONE ROOF, AND WILL PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE LABORATORY FACILITIES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION, TESTING, PROCESSING AND PROPER STORAGE OF BLOOD AND BLOOD COMPONENTS.

IT WILL ALSO ALLOCATE AND DISTRIBUTE BLOOD TO ALL HOSPITALS IN HONG KONG.

THIS BUILDING HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS DONATIONS BY SIR RUN RUN SHAW AND THE BRADBURY CHARITABLE TRUST FUND, WITH THE GOVERNMENT MEETING THE BALANCE OF THE CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AND RECURRENT COSTS.

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PARTIAL CLOSURE OF MURRAY BARRACKS OPEN AIR CAR PARK ft X X

MORE THAN 20 PARKING SPACES IN THE MURRAY BARRACKS OPEN AIR CAR PARK WILL BE CLOSED FROM SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) UNTIL FURTHER NOT ICE.

THE CLOSURE IS TO ALLOW FOR THE DEMOLITION OF THE MURRAY HOUSE.

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PLB PROHIBITED ZONE AND URBAN CLEARWAY IN TUEN MUN *****

NO PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE NEW ROAD WHICH LINKS CASTLE PEAK ROAD TO HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD IN TUEN MUN FROM 10 AM THIS FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

THE ROAD WILL ALSO BE DESIGNATED AS A 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 18).

ONLY FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP WITHIN THE SECTION FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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KCR INVITES TENDERS FOR ADVERTISING DISPLAYS * * * *

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR OPERATING COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING DISPLAYS AT KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY STATIONS FOR A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A KCR SPOKESMAN SAID SUCCESSFUL TENDERERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PUTTING UP THE DISPLAYS AS DETAILED IN THE DRAFT FORM OF THE ADVERTISING RIGHTS AGREEMENT.

TENDERS MUST BE ADDRESSED TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL TENDER BOARD AND PLACED IN THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT TENDER BOX, LOWER GROUND FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (EAST WING), LOWER ALBERT ROAD, BEFORE 12 NOON ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1982.

FURTHER PARTICULARS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE TRAFFIC DIVISION OF THE KCR ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR OF THE KOWLOON STATION AT HUNG HOM.

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WEEKDAY CAMPS FOR SPECIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS ft ft ft ft

STUDENTS OF SPECIAL SCHOOLS WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE USE OF EIGHT CAMPSITES ON WEEKDAYS BETWEEN NOW AND JANUARY 1983 FOR OUTDOOR EDUCATION CAMPS.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THESE CAMPS ARE TO PROVIDE SPECIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH EXPERIENCE OF LIVING IN A NATURAL OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT, AND TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTEGRATION OF SCHOOL SUBJECTS UNDER CAMPING SITUATIONS, AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE CAMPSITES ARE GAUDETE HOUSE, WU KWAI SHA, SILVERMINE BAY, Y.W.C.A. CAMP, PAK TAM CHUNG, MA WAN, SUEN DOUH AND PHAB CENTRE.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE MADE TO THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 6/F, 405 NATHAN ROAD.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT NO FEES WILL BE CHARGED AS THE CAMPS ARE FULLY FINANCED BY THE HO TUNG CHARITABLE FUND.

THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FOR EACH SCHOOL IS 40.

ALL CAMPS ARE OF THREE DAYS' DURATION, LASTING EITHER FROM MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY OR FROM WEDNESDAY TO FRIDAY.

ADAPTED SCHOOL LESSONS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE MORNING BY THE ACCOMPANYING TEACHERS, WITH EXCURSIONS, EDUCATIONAL VISITS, BALL GAMES AND SWIMMING IN THE AFTERNOON.

FOLK DANCING, RECREATIONAL GAMES, CAMP FIRES AND FILM SHOWS WILL BE ORGANISED IN THE EVENING.

♦NO STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND ANY CAMP WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR PARENTS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

BUNKS, BLANKETS, BED SHEETS AND PILLOWS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE CAMPS.

CAMPERS SHOULD BRING SUITABLE CLOTHING, PERSONAL HYGIENE KITS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION KITS.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO MISS CHAU SAU-LING OF THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION ON 3-884111 EXT. 278.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR LEAVING FOR PEKING ON TUESDAY......................   1

RELOCATION OF ................................................. 1

INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT TO MOUNT PROMOTION MISSIONS................ 2

LEAFLETS TO HELP ELECTORS CAST VOTE ........................... 3

MONTHLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR JULY 1982 ................................................  4

FORUM FOR DB CANDIDATES ....................................... 6

BILL PROPOSING TAXI SERVICES FOR LANTAU ....................... 7

RATES FOR AGRICULTURAL AND BUILDING LAND....................... 7

LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S ROLE IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ................. 8

SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT EXPANDING ...................... 9

FLYOVER IN GLOUCESTER ROAD .................................... 9

MAXIMUM FINES INCREASED ^0

BASIC COURSES IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES .................... 10

EX-SERVICEMEN LAYING WREATH AT STANLEY CEMETERY .............. 11

SHORT-TERM TENANCY TENDERS..................................   11

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1982

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GOVERNOR LEAVING FOR PEKING ON TUESDAY * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE IS DUE TO LEAVE FOR PEKING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

SEEING THE GOVERNOR OFF WILL BE THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP -lADDON-CAVE, THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN CHAPPLE, THE HON SIR S.Y. CHUNG, SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND THE HON R.H. LOBO, SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER - -ut irriei ati'/c rnuNCII .

THE GOVERNOR IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO HONG KONG ON SATURDAY i ■ "PTE’-’BER

DURING SIR EDWARD’S ABSENCE, SIR PHILIP WILL BE ACTING GOVERNOR.

f.Jit TO ED I TO RS i

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE ARRANGED FOR THE NEWS MEDIA TO COVER THE GOVERNOR’S DEPARTURE ON TUESDAY (BY FLIGHT CA 102, S.T.D. 1155 HOURS) AND HIS RETURN ON SATURDAY (BY FLIGHT CA 102, S.T.A. 1055 HOURS). MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ASSIGNED TO COVER THESE TWO EVENTS ARE ASKED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR CF THE AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE THE ESTIMATED TIME OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL.

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RELOCATION OF SPO * * * K

TiiE SECRETARIAT PRESS OFFICE WILL BE MOVING OFFICE TOMORROW w.tDAY). rROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 20), IT WILL BE LOCATED IN 117, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (EAST WING), 1ST FLOOR, LOWER AUBERT ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG. THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER CF THE SECRETARIAT PRESS OFFICE WILL BE 5-951977.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1982

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INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT TO MOUNT PROMOTION MISSIONS

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AS PART OF AN ONGOING EFFORT TO PROMOTE OVERSEAS INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENTS IN HONG KONG, THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT WILL MOUNT TWO PROMO'i <Ci< MISSIONS TO THE USA AND EUROPE BETWEEN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER THIS YEAR.

THE MISSION TO THE USA, SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 18 TO NOVEMBER 5, WILL BE LED BY MR PAULUS W.K. CHAN, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT OF THE DEPARTMENT, AND WILL VISIT THE MIDWEST STATES OF ILLINOIS. OHIO, INDIANA, MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN.

IT WILL CALL ON INDUSTRIAL FIRMS TO DISCUSS WITH SENIOR EXECUTIVES THE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG, AND WILL ASSIST THEM TO IDENTIFY SUITABLE LOCAL COMPANIES IN JOINT VENTURES OR OTHER CO-OPERATION ARRANGEMENTS.

THE MISSION TO EUROPE IS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 24 TO NOVEMBER 12.

IT WILL BE LED BY MAJOR C.G. BERNARD, ANOTHER PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, AND WILL VISIT INDUSTRIAL CITIES IN FRANCE AND ITALY.

THE COMPANIES THAT WILL BE CONTACTED BY THESE MISSIONS COVER SUCH TECHNOLOGY-ORIENTED INDUSTRIES AS ELECTRONICS, MACHINERY, PRECISION METAL FABRICATION, CHEMICALS AND ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS.

LOCAL COMPANIES INTERESTED IN CO-OPERATION WITH OVERSEAS COMPANIES ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT SO THAT THE MISSIONS CAN SEEK SUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES ON THEIR BEHALF.

THEY MAY CONTACT MR PAULUS W.K. CHAN (TEL. 3-7222228/3-7222434) OR MAJOR BERNARD (TEL. 3-7222221/3-7222434).

THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO CONSIDERING THE POSSIBILITY OF INVITING LOCAL INDUSTRIALISTS TO PARTICIPATE IN FUTURE MISSIONS SO THAT THEY CAN MEET WITH POTENTIAL OVERSEAS PARTNERS THROUGH ARRANGEMENTS MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT.

WHILE THE DEPARTMENT IS STILL INVESTIGATING THE FEASIBILITY CF MOULTING SUCH MISSIONS, LOCAL COMPANIES ARE INVITED TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT ON 3-7222484.

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LEAFLETS TO HELP ELECTORS CAST VOTE

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LEAFLETS OUTLINING THE PLATFORMS OF THE 227 CANDIDATES TOGETHER WITH THEIR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR NEXT WEEK’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS ARE NOW BEING DISTRIBUTED TO REGISTERED VOTERS.

EACH OF THE 74 CONSTITUENCIES HAS ITS OWN LEAFLET LISTING THE CANDIDATES OF THAT CONSTITUENCY.

IT ALSO CONTAINS VOTING PROCEDURES FOR ELECTORS ON POLLING DAY, SEPTEMBER 23.

♦BY READING THE LEAFLETS, VOTERS WILL HAVE AN IDEA OF THE AREAS OF INTEREST WHICH CANDIDATES WISH TO PROMOTE OR IMPROVE, THUS HELPING THEM CAST THEIR VOTES ON ELECTION DAY,* SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

THE LEAFLETS, PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT AT NO CHARGE TO THE CANDIDATES. ARE NOW BEING DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE 10 CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND CANDIDATES THEMSELVES.

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MONTHLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR JULY 1982

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED STATISTICS FROM THE MONTHLY SURVEY FOR JULY 1982, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED ON A PANEL OF THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES (CHOSEN BY REFERENCE TO THEIR EMPLOYMENT SIZE IN SEPTEMBER 1979) AS WELL AS OF THE 43 LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND SELECTED SERVICES SECTORS. AS THE SAMPLE WAS NOT DRAWN ON A RANDOM BASIS THE RESULTS ON MAGNITUDE OF CHANGE MIGHT NOT REFLECT THE EXPERIENCE OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE, BUT SHOULD GIVE USEFUL INDICATION OF THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE FOR A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ECONOMY IN THE SHORT TERM.

ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURERS SURVEYED, EMPLOYMENT INCREASED IN THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY IN JULY 1982 AS COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING MONTH, OWING TO THE RECRUITMENT OF MORE STUDENTS AS TEMPORARY WORKERS DURING THE SUMMER VACATION. HOWEVER, EMPLOYMENT DECLINED IN THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY FOLLOWING THE RETRENCHMENT OF WORKERS BY ONE OF THE FACTORY SURVEYED.

COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING MONTH, PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN GENERAL ROSE. INCREASES WERE RECORDED FOR THE FOOD AND DRINKS, WEARING APPAREL TEXTILES, PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES AS WELL AS FOR THE 'OTHERS’ CATEGORY OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, WHILE THE INCREASE IN PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE 'OTHERS’ CATEGORY WAS DUE TO THE PAYMENT OF MID-YEAR BONUSES AND HIGHER WAGE RATES IN SEVERAL FACTORIES SURVEYED, AND THE INCREASE IN FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS WAS OWING TO THE AWARD OF SEVERANCE PAY TO WORKERS LAID OFF. PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS ALSO ROSE IN PUBLIC UTILITIES AND THE ♦OTHERS* CATEGORY OF THE SERVICES SECTOR DUE TO SALARY REVISION AND THE AWARD OF SERVICE BONUSES IN A FEW COMPANIES.

MDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) DECLINED GENERALLY IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES SURVEYED IN JULY 1982 AS COMPARED ™ECESING MON™* ™E MORE NOTABLE DECREASES OCCURRED IN THE fabricated metal products, plastics, and electrical and ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

THE PERCENTAGE CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT, PER CAPITA EARNINGS accompanyTng^table F0R THE LAST THREE M0NfHS ARE SH0WN ™E

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JULY 1982 IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, AT $1.50 PER COPY. ENQUIRIES ON THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (AT 3-7221914).

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A. Deployment and earning.*-

Persons engaged by Per

the companies surveyed Per capita earninvs capi te

change over the preceding month) earnings

Industry/Sernce May ..une July May June July Julv 1982

1582 1982 1962 ^982 1982 1982

Manufacturing -1 1 1 2*1 1 2,150

rood ana armies 5 2 1 4 1 2 3,0%

Wearing apparel.

except *'ootwear * 2 1 2 1,898

Textiles, except

wearing apparel 1 7 -7 1 2,055

Plastic products 1 y u ~1 2 1,855

Faoricated metal

products -a 1 -4 8-6 3 1,686

Electrical ana 1 4 -1 1,982

electronic products

Others -1 3 2:999

Construction *22 J • 1 ^73

Services 1 1 «2 £ 4,009

Banks 12 1 1 1 3,446

Hotels -2*1 -7 1 -<■ 2,367

Public utilities 1 1 1 16 4,091

Others • 1 1 -6 5 5,965

B. Orders-on-hand in manufacturing

(% change over the Orders-on-hand

preceding month) (in terms of

Kay June July months) for

198? 1982 1982 July 1982

Wearing apparel, -2 u.

except footwear

Textiles, except -4 r t,

we r rinr appare1

Plastic products -8 >•3

faoricated metal products -n > c

Electrical and electronic ? -r u.13

produc ts

Others $ 5.M-

All aoove industries 2 -2 -»J 3.9

Changes of less than 0.5%

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FORUM FOR DB CANDIDATES

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TWO CANDIDATES FOR THE COMING URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS, CARL TONG AND MR TSUI CHUN-HING, WILL PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) AT A FORUM ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CITY DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE CANDIDATES, CONTESTING FOR THE SEAT AT THE MID-LEVELS AND PEAK CONSTITUENCY, WILL ALSO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR GRAHAM BARNES, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 2 PM IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE CARITAS CENTRE ON THE NINTH FLOOR OF CARITAS HOUSE ON CAINE ROAD.

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION FACILITY WILL BE PROVIDED AS A NUMBER CF EUROPEAN VOTERS ARE EXPECTED TO TURN UP AT THE FORUM.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FORUM WHICH STARTS AT 2 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) IN THE AUDITORIUM OF THE CARITAS CENTRE ON THE NINTH FLOOR OF CARITAS HOUSE ON CAINE ROAD.

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BILL PROPOSING TAXI SERVICES FOR * * * *

A PROPOSAL TO INTRODUCE TAXIS ON LANTAU TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL IS PUBLISHED IN THE

LANTAU

ISLAND UNDER A ROAD GAZETTE TODAY.

ua... n\£2V!R!£ENT?P0KESMAN SA,D THAT THE PROPOSED TAXI SERVICE £*2^.£9£H <*■ PUBL,C transport to the existing range of TRANSPORT FACILITIES ON LANTAU AND WOULD BE WELCOMED BY LOCAL RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ALIKE.

iS.!JP!9TED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL REGISTER 20 TAXIS INITIALLY AND WILL REVIEW THIS NUMBER AFTER SIX MONTHS.

.IL !f/59?9!ED THAT ™EY WILL CHARSE THE SAME F*RES AS NEW ^THOUGH THEY WILL HAVE THEIR OWN DISTINGUISHING

L VERY AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE ELSEWHERE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

TENDERS FOR THE RIGHT TO REGISTER THESE TAXIS WILL BE INVITED IF THE BILL IS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. HE ADDED.

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RATES FOR AGRICULTURAL AND BUILDING LAND

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS PUBLISHED THE LATEST *FULL RATE* EX GRATIA PAYMENTS FOR THE RESUMPTION OF AGRICULTURAL LAND AND BUILDING LAND IN THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS IN TODAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE RATES, EFFECTIVE FROM OCTOBER 1, ARE >48 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND AND >90 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR BUILDING LAND.

THE RATES APPLICABLE TO LAND OUTSIDE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS WILL BE THE APPROPRIATE PERCENTAGES OF THE FULL RATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EX GRATIA PAYMENT ZONING PLANS.

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LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S ROLE IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY * * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IS IMPROVING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY LAWS AS WELL AS EXPANDING AND STRENGTHENING ITS FACTORY INSPECTORATE, THE HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES, DR T.K. ANN, SAID THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT HELD AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, DR ANN POINTED OUT THAT THE DEPARTMENT WAS ALSO INTENSIFYING EDUCATION ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY BY ORGANISING SAFETY TRAINING COURSES AND LAUNCHING A WIDE VARIETY OF PUBLICITY PROJECTS.

HE SAID, HOWEVER, THAT GOVERNMENT ACTION ALONE COULD NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM AND THE PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL INJURY INVOLVED EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS AS WELL.

♦THE EMPLOYERS’ RESPONSIBILITY IS TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND TO INSTRUCT THEIR WORKERS IN GOOD SAFETY PRACTICES, WHILE THE WORKERS’ RESPONSIBILITY IS TO ABIDE BY SAFETY RULES AND USE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT PROVIDED IN CARRYING OUT THEIR DUTIES,♦ HE ADDED.

DR ANN STRESSED THAT WITHOUT THE FULLEST CO-OPERATION OF ALL CONCERNED, THE EFFORTS OF ANY ONE PARTY ALONE WOULD LIKELY TO BE UNBALANCED AND INEFFECTIVE.

HE TOLD THE SEMINAR THAT IT WAS AN ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENT THAT MORE AND MORE MANAGERS WERE TAKING AN INCREASED INTEREST IN AND ADOPTING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO SAFETY AT WORK.

APPEALING TO THEM TO HELP DISSEMINATE THE SAFETY MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY, DR ANN NOTED, +1 AM SURE THAT THE CAUSE OF MAKING SAFETY A WAY OF LIFE WILL BE FURTHERED THROUGH YOUR ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT AND PARTICIPATION.*

SAFETY PROFESSIONALS, ACADEMICS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICERS GAVE SPECIALIST TALKS ON VARIOUS TOPICS AT THE ONE-DAY SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

THE SEMINAR ALSO FEATURED AN EXHIBITION OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND A FILM SHOW ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

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SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT EXPANDING

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THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY, ERECTION AND COMMISSIONING OF SLUDGE PUMPS FOR THE SECOND STAGE OF SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT.

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PLANT WILL PROVIDE TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR AN ADDITIONAL 270 000-PEOPLE TO MEET THE CONTINUING GROWTH OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN, THEREBY INCREASING THE TOTAL CAPACITY OF THE TREATMENT WORKS TO COVER A POPULATION OF 505 000 PEOPLE.

THE WORKS CAN BE FURTHER EXTENDED TO TREAT SEWAGE FROM A TOTAL POPULATION OF 900 000 FROM SHA TIN NEW TOWN AND THE DEVELOPING MA ON SHAN AREA.

THIS CONTRACT COMPRISES THE SUPPLY, ERECTION AND COMMISSIONING OF TWO PRIMARY SLUDGE PUMPS, ONE CONSOLIDATED SLUDGE PUMP AND TWO SURPLUS ACTIVATED SLUDGE PUMPS COMPLETE WITH VALVES, PIPEWORK AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSFERRING SLUDGES AMONG VARIOUS WORKS UNITS OF THE TREATMENT WORKS FOR SEWAGE PURIFICATION.

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FLYOVER IN GLOUCESTER ROAD X X X

.o .TWE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FLYOVER IN GLOUCESTER ROAD.

THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 300-METRE-LONG ONE-WAY ELEVATED ROAD JOINING GLOUCESTER ROAD NEXT TO VICTORIA PARK WITH THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF VICTORIA PARK ROAD, THE ASSOCIATED LANDSCAPING AND DRAINAGE WORKS.

WORK WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT 21 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

MEANWHILE, TENDERS ARE ALSO INVITED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TAI WAI TEMPORARY RAILWAY STATION ABOUT ONE KILOMETRE SOUTH OF THE EXISTING SHA TIN STATION.

THE CONTRACT COVERS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A OFFICE, TWO PLATFORMS AND PLATFORM AWNINGS AND ENGINEERING WORKS.

TEMPORARY BOOKING ASSOCIATED CIVIL

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START SUMMER NEXT YEAR.

IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN

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MAXIMUM FINES INCREASED * # *

THE MAXIMUM FINES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED FOR OFFENCES UNDER THE BOILERS AND PRESSURE RECEIVERS REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN INCREASED WITH EFFECT FROM TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE INCREASED FINES ARE CONTAINED IN THE BOILERS AND PRESSURE RECEIVERS (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1982 PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

THE MAXIMUM FINE FOR BREACH OF REGULATIONS 2 TO 15 HAS BEEN RAISED FROM $2 000 TO $10 000 AND THAT FOR BREACH OF REGULATION 16, FROM $5 000 TO $25 000.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE INCREASES WERE INTENDED TO MAKE THE FINES MORE EFFECTIVE AS A DETERRENT AND FOLLOWED THE PATTERN OF THE RECENTLY INCREASED LEVEL OF PENALTIES IN THE PRINCIPAL ORDINANCE.

HE ADDED THAT THE AMENDED REGULATIONS HAD ALSO INCREASED THE FEES FOR THE ISSUE OF A CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY TO OPERATE A PARTICULAR CLASS OR TYPE OF BOILERS OR STEAM RECEIVERS, AND FOR TAKING THE EXAMINATION FOR THIS CERTIFICATE.

THE FEE FOR ISSUING A CERTIFICATE TO PEOPLE EXEMPTED FROM THE EXAMINATION HAS BEEN RAISED FROM $70 TO $170, AND THAT FOR TAKING THE EXAMINATION (INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF THE CERTIFICATE IF THE CANDIDATE IS SUCCESSFUL) FROM $80 TO $270.

THE FEES WERE LAST REVISED IN 1975 AND THE PRESENT REVISION TOOK INTO CONSIDERATION THE COSTING IN RESPECT OF THE EXAMINATION.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE EXAMINATION FEES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE PRESSURE EQUIPMENT UNIT ON 3-688111, EXTENSION 352.

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COURSES IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES * * * *

THE HONG KONG FIVE BLOCK-RELEASE


APPLICANTS SHOULD BE A TRADE OR WORKSHOP INSTRUCTOR AND MUST BE FULLY SKILLED IN HIS TRADE.

EXPERIENCED WORKERS WHO WILL TAKE UP INSTRUCTION DUTIES MAY ALSO APPLY FOR THE COURSES.

THE FEE FOR EACH COURSE, WHICH COMPRISES THE METHODS OF INSTRUCTION BASED ON THE STUDY OF EDUCATION THEORY AND EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY, IS $100.

THE BLOCK-RELEASE COURSES WILL REQUIRE FULL-TIME ATTENDANCE FOR TWO WEEKS WHILE THE PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE COURSE WILL REQUIRE ONE FULL-DAY ATTENDANCE A WEEK FOR 15 WEEKS.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE AT 373 QUEEN’S RQAD EAST, HONG KONG AND SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE COLLEGE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1.

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EX-SERVICEMEN LAYING WREATH AT STANLEY CEMETERY

* * * * *

A PARTY OF THIRTY-FIVE ON A FAR EAST TOUR ORGANISED BY THE LEGACY ORGANISATION OF AUSTRALIAN EX-SERVICEMEN WILL LAY A WREATH AT THE STANLEY CEMETERY BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 10 AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

SENTRIES AND A BUGLER FOR THE CEREMONY WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS).

LEGACY IS A VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION OF AUSTRALIAN EX-SERVICEMEN CARING FOR THE WIDOWS AND CHILDREN OF SERVICEMEN WHO VERE KILLED IN ACTION OR WHO HAVE SUBSEQUENTLY DIED.

THE PARTY IS LED BY MR ERIC HART.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT THE STANLEY CEMETERY AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

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SHORT-TERM TENANCY TENDERS * * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR SHORT-TERM TENANCY OF A LOT AT POKFIELD ROAD, HONG KONG.

THE LOT, MEASURING ABOUT 810 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR STORAGE OF TENANTS’ GOODS, CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS, BUT WkY NOT BE USED AS A CONCRETE BATCHING PLANT.

THE TENANCY WILL BE INITIALLY FOR ONE YEAR AND, THEREAFTER, FOR QUARTERLY PERIODS.

TENDER WILL CLOSE AT NOON ON OCTOBER 1.

TENDER FORMS AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (HONG KONG NORTH), MURRAY BUILDING, 3RD FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1982

CONTENTS 'PAGE NO.

DISTRICT PAPER TO PROMOTE CANDIDATES ........................... 1

HONG KONG TO BE REPRESENTED IN AIR TALKS ......................  1

MAJOR CLEAN-UP AT RENNIE'S MILL COTTAGE AREA ................... 2

CONSERVATION ADVICE ON THE STREETS ............................. 2

SHA TIN COOKED FOOD AND MARKET STALLS FOR AUCTION .............. 3

GOVERNMENT WATER ENGINEER RETIRES .............................. 4

AIR MAIL TO LEBANON RESUMES .................................... 4

FIRING PRACTICE IN HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK ........................ 5

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ............................ 5

ROAD BEING RE-ROUTED IN WAN CrIAI .............................. 5

WATER TAPS OFF IN MID-LEVELS

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1982

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DISTRICT PAPER TO PROMOTE CANDIDATES * * * *

A SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT NEWSPAPER HAS BEEN PUBLISHED TO PUBLICISE THE PLATFORMS OF THE DISTRICT’S > CANDIDATES WHO WILL BE CONTESTING FOR 10 SEATS IN NEXT WEEK’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

THE EDITION ALSO REVIEWS THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE HAS MAILED THE PAPER TO EACH OF THE 100 OOO-PLUS REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE DISTRICT TOGETHER WITH A GUIDE ON THE VOTING PROCEDURE, A LOCATION PLAN OF THE 21 DESIGNATED POLLING STATIONS AND A PERSONAL LETTER FROM THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, MR CHARLES GATELY.

THE COMMISSIONER STATED IN HIS MESSAGE TO THE VOTERS THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS WOULD DEPEND UPON THEIR VOTE.

♦EVERY VOTE COUNTS AND 101 527 VOTES FROM EASTERN DISTRICT WILL AMOUNT TO A MASSIVE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN ITS LOCAL ADMINISTRATION FOR THE NEXT TWO AND A HALF YEARS,♦ HE SAID.

♦AS A REGISTERED VOTER, YOU HAVE ALREADY DECLARED YOUR INTEREST AS A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN IN THE FUTURE CONTINUITY OF EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD AND ITS ROLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DISTRICT.

♦IT IS NOW TIME FOR YOU TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT AND VOTE.+

ON ELECTION DAY (SEPTEMBER 23), ALL POLLING STATIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7 AM TO 11 PM.

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HK TO BE REPRESENTED IN AIR TALKS * * *

MR NORMAN LATHAM, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION LEFT TODAY (SATURDAY) TO REPRESENT HONG KONG IN AIR SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS TO BE HELD IN LONDON BETWEEN THE AERONAUTICAL AUTHORITIES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND SINGAPORE.

THIS WILL BE THE SECOND ROUND OF TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO GOVERNMENTS TO REVISE THE AIR SERVICES ARRANGEMENTS GOVERNING REGIONAL FLIGHTS OF CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS AND SINGAPORE AIRLINES TOUCHING HONG KONG AND SINGAPORE.

AFTER THE TALKS, MR LATHAM V'LL GO ON A SHORT LEAVE UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1982

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MAJOR CLEAN-UP AT RENNIE’S MILL COTTAGE AREA

M * M *

THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS AT RENNIE’S MILL COTTAGE AREA WERE HAPPY TODAY TO SEE THE COMPLETION OF A TWO-WEEK-LONG FACE-LIFTING OPERATION WHICH HAS MARKEDLY IMPROVED THE GENERAL ENVIRONMENT IN THEIR LIVING AREA.

THE MAJOR CLEAN-UP, THE SECOND IN THE LAST NINE MONTHS, WAS JOINTLY CARRIED OUT BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, THE MARINE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

MORE THAN 200 TONNES OF REFUSE WERE REMOVED FROM THE HILLSIDE AND THE WATERFRONT AT RENNIE’S MILL ON THE WESTERN COASTLINE OF JUNK BAY.

AS THERE WERE NO VEHICLE ACCESS ROADS TO THE VILLAGE HOUSES BUILT IN TIERS ON THE REMOTE HILLS, A LARGE QUANTITY OF REFUSE HAD TO BE FERRIED OUT BY VESSELS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD SAID.

PUTTING A FINAL TOUCH TO THE EXERCISE, SOME 100 CIVIC-MINDED STUDENTS FROM SIX LOCAL SCHOOLS WENT THROUGH THE COTTAGE AREA TODAY REMOVING A LARGE QUANTITY OF REFUSE AND OTHER DISCARDED MATERIAL.

ALSO TAKING PART IN TODAY’S OPERATION WERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER OF SAI KUNG, MR CHAN SUI-JEUNG, AND THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF SAI KUNG, MR LAM CHUNG-HUEN.

MR LAM PAID TRIBUTE TO THE STUDENTS AND ASKED THEM TO BRING HOME THE MESSAGE OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN. HE ALSO URGED THEM TO IMPRESS UPON THEIR PARENTS THE NEED TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE LITTER CONTAINERS AND BIN SITES PROVIDED FOR HOUSEHOLD REFUSE.

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CONSERVATION ADVICE ON THE STREETS * * *

THE PUBLIC WILL BE MADE MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING THE COUNTRYSIDE FROM THIS WEEK.

TWO DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES FROM KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY HAVE RECENTLY BEEN PAINTED WITH AN EYE-CATCHING SLOGAN AGAINST A COLOURFUL BACKGROUND OF FLOWERS, TREES AND FOOTPATHS, SYMBOLISING THE BEAUTY OF A COUNTRY PARK.

THE SLOGAN ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BUSES SAYS IN CHINESEi +LOVE AND ENJOY YOUR COUNTRY PARKS. KEEP THEM CLEAN AND GREEN.+

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SATURDAY), *BY TAKING OUR CONSERVATION MESSAGE TO THE ROADS, WE HOPE THAT MORE PEOPLE WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO PROTECT THE VEGETATION AND WILD LIFE IN THE PARKS.*

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HE POINTED OUT THAT THE WORST ENEMIES OF COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVATION ARE FIRE AND LITTER.

HE SAID THAT COUNTRY PARK STAFF HAD TO COPE WITH ABOUT 300 HILL FIRES A YEAR, AND CLEAN AN AVERAGE OF 2 000 TONNES OF LITTER LEFT BEHIND BY VISITORS EVERY WEEKEND.

♦THE SITUATION CAN EASILY BE IMPROVED IF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE COUNTRY CODES,♦ HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN THANKED THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY FOR PROVIDING THE BUSES FOR THIS PROMOTION CAMPAIGN.

♦THEY HAVE. INDEED, SET A FINE EXAMPLE OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR A WORTHWHILE CAUSE,* HE SAID.

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SHA TIN COOKED FOOD AND MARKET STALLS FOR AUCTION

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FOUR STALLS AT FO TAN WEST COOKED FOOD MARKET AND THREE STALLS AT TWO MARKETS IN SHA TIN WILL BE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

THE RUCTION WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM AT THE LEK YUEN COMMUNITY HALL AT LEK YUEN ESTATE IN SHA TIN, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

FOR THE FOUR COOKED FOOD STALLS, THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTAL IS $3 800 EACH, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTALS FOR TWO STALLS SELLING WET GOODS AND ICE AT TAI WAI TEMPORARY MARKET ARE $1 000 AND $1 500 RESPECTIVELY WHILE THE REMAINING ONE FOR WET GOODS AT SHA TIN MARKET IS $750.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MAY START BUSINESS ON OCTOBER CONTRACT PERIOD OF THREE YEARS.

FOR A

THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE RENTAL ON A QUARTERLY BASIS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID*

POTENTIAL BIDDERS MUST BE AGED 21 OR ABOVE. THEY ARE REQUESTED TO BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE AUCTION VENUE.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HAWKERS AND MARKETS SECTION OF THE SHA TIN URBAN SERVICES OFFICE ON TELEPHONE 0-623467.

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GOVERNMENT WATER ENGINEER RETIRES *****

THE ACTING GOVERNMENT WATER ENGINEER (MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL), MR FREDERICK THOMAS, IS RETIRING AFTER 22 YEARS OF SERVICE WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

TO MARK THE OCCASION, THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, FR TOM TOMLINSON, TODAY (SATURDAY) PRESENTED MR THOMAS WITH A VIDEO RECORDER FROM COLLEAGUES IN THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT AND OTHER WORKS DEPARTMENTS.

MR TOMLINSON SAID THAT THE PERIOD OF SERVICE OF MR THOMAS WAS MARKED BY A TREMENDOUS INCREASE IN THE DEMAND FOR WATER IN HONG KONG WHICH BROUGHT ABOUT A CORRESPONDING EXPANSION IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

MR THOMAS, WHO WAS THE FIRST ELECTRICAL ENGINEER TO SERVE IN THE DEPARTMENT, HAS BEEN PERSONALLY INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL WORKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXPANSION IN BOTH THE URBAN AREA AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MAJOR WATER SUPPLY SCHEMES, INCLUDING THE PLOVER COVE AND HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR SCHEMES, INEVITABLY INVOLVED GREATER SOPHISTICATION IN EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUMENTATION, AND EXTENSIVE TRAINING OF AN EXPANDING STAFF TO WHICH MR THOMAS MADE A CONSIDERABLE CONTRIBUTION.

HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE COMMISSIONING OF THE LOK ON PAI DESALTING PLANT WHICH, WHEN COMPLETED IN 1976, WAS THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD.

MR THOMAS FIRST JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE AS AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER IN THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE OF THE FORMER PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT IN MAY I960, TRANSFERRING TWO YEARS LATER TO THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT WHERE HE HAS REMAINED SINCE.

HE WAS PROMOTED TO SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER IN APRIL 1966 AND TO CHIEF ELECTRICAL ENGINEER IN APRIL 1971.

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AIR MAIL TO LEBANON RESUMES

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AIR MAIL SERVICES TO LEBANON HAVE RESUMED PARTIALLY AFTER BEING SUSPENDED SINCE JUNE 17, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY).

LETTERS AND CARDS MAY NOW BE POSTED TO LEBANON BUT ALL OTHER POSTAL SERVICES REMAIN SUSPENDED.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1982

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FIRING PRACTICE IN HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) TO FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

THE DATES AND TIMES OF THE PRACTICE ARE«

DATE TIME

SEPTEMBER 20 (MONDAY) 9 AM TO 6.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 21 (TUESDAY) 8 AM TO 6.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 22 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM TO 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 23 (THURSDAY) 8 AM TO 4.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 24 (FRIDAY) 8 AM TO 4.30 PM

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN THE RED FLAG IS FLYING.

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PARTIAL CLOSURE OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ft ft ft ft

MOTORISTS TRAVELLING NORTH THROUGH THE LION ROCK TUNNEL FROM KOWLOON TO SHA TIN MAY EXPERIENCE SOME DELAY ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) BETWEEN 1 PM AND 3 PM DUE TO THE PARTIAL CLOSURE OF ONE TRAFFIC LANE NEAR THE PORTAL OF THE NORTHBOUND TUNNEL.

THE CLOSURE IS TO ENABLE MAINTENANCE WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT. TUNNEL CONTROL STAFF WILL BE ON HAND TO ENSURE THAT DELAYS ARE MINIMISED.

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ROAD BEING RE-ROUTED IN WAN CHAI ft ft ft ft

FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 20), YAT SIN STREET IN WAN CHAI WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY SOUTHBOUND FROM 01 KWAN ROAD TO SUNG TAK STREET.

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WATER TAPS OFF IN MID-LEVELS ft ft ft

BE TO

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN MIDDLE SUSPENDED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON TUESDAY 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

LEVELS WILL (SEPTEMBER 21)

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY KU I IN FONG, SQUARE STREET, HOLLYWOOD ROAD, PEEL STREET AND CAINE ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1982

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

Variety show to promote d.b. elections ......................... 1

REI,UNDER ON FENCING OFF OPETINGS .............................. 1

PARENTS REMINDED TO RETURN APPLICATION FORMS ................... 2

NEW PRE-FABRICATED RURAL REFUSE COLLECTION FACILITY IN NT ... 3

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES ATTENDING CONFERENCE......... 3

BETTER SNQUIRY SERVICES FOR TAI PO ............................. 4

SQUASH COMPETITION IN NORTH DISTRICT FOR BEGINNERS ............. 5

NEW AMBULaNCE DEPOT FOR FANNING

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1962

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VARIETY SHOW TO PROMOTE D.B. ELECTIONS X X X

_ JHE REG,0NAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR GRAHAM BARNES, TONIGHT MADE A TELEVISED APPEAL TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS TO FULLY EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHT BY CASTING THEIR VOTE IN THURSDAY’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

HE WAS DELIVERING AN OPENING SPEECH IN CANTONESE ON THE *62 18 VARIETY SHOW*, A SPECIAL PROGRAMME STAGED AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL AT BAPTIST COLLEGE BY RTHK AND SHOWN ON TVB JADE TO PROMOTE THE COMING ELECTIONS.

ECHOING AN EARLIER APPEAL BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, MR BARNES STRESSED THAT BY CASTING THEIR VOTE THE ELECTORS WOULD DEMONSTRATE SUPPORT NOT ONLY FOR THE CANDIDATE OF THEIR CHOICE, BUT ALSO THEIR INTEREST IN, AND CONCERN FOR, THE GENERAL WELFARE AND GOOD ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLACE IN WHICH THEY LIVED.

MORE THAN 1 OOO PEOPLE ATTENDED THE SHOW, INCLUDING MANY EXISTING APPOINTED DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND CANDIDATES SITTING FOR THE COMING ELECTIONS ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

THE 90—MINUTE SHOW BEGAN AT 8.30 PM AND FEATURED A NUMBER OF ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES BY SUCH POPULAR SINGERS AND TELEVISION ARTISTES AS ROMAN TAM, MICHAEL KWAN AND GIGI WONG.

A TRAINEE +STRING ORCHESTRA* AND SCHOOL DANCERS FROM THE 10 URBAN DISTRICTS ALSO PERFORMED FOR THE AUDIENCE.

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REMINDER ON FENCING OFF OPENINGS

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THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) REMINDED BUILDING CONTRACTORS THAT THEY SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO FENCING OFF OPENINGS, FLOOR EDGES AND OTHER DANGEROUS PLACES IN BUILDINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THIS FOLLOWED A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY WAS FINED <20 000 FOR FAILING TO FENCE LIFT SHAFT OPENINGS IN A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT LAST YEAR THERE WERE MORE THAN 2 500 ACCIDENTS IN WHICH WORKERS FELL FROM HEIGHT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, ADDING THAT UNFENCED LIFT SHAFT OPENINGS HAD CLAIMED MANY LIVES IN THE PAST.

UNDER THE CONSTRUCTION SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS, HE STRESSED, FLOOR EDGES, BALCONIES, LIFT SHAFT OPENINGS AND OTHER DANGEROUS PLACES OF BUILDINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION SHOULD BE SECURELY FENCED OFF TO A HEIGHT OF NOT LESS THAN ONE METRE.

BUILDING CONTRACTORS SHOULD ALSO MAKE REGULAR CHECKS ON THESE FENCINGS IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THEY REMAIN IN POSITION AT ALL TIMES, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1982

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PARENTS REMINDED TO RETURN APPLICATION FORMS *****

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TODAY REMINDS PARENTS WHO WANT TO APPLY FOR A PRIMARY 1 PLACE FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOLS IN SEPTEMBER 1983 THAT THEY MUST RETURN THEIR APPLICATION FORMS BETWEEN TOMORROW (MONDAY) AND SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

PARENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN A PARTICULAR GOVERNMENT OR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL SHOULD RETURN THEIR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM TO THAT SCHOOL DIRECT DURING SCHOOL HOURS.

IF PARENTS DO NOT WISH TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN ANY PARTICULAR SCHOOL, THEY SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM DURING OFFICE HOURS TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION CENTRES FOR CENTRAL ALLOCATION BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT*

1. LUI KEE EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRE (269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, 2/F,. HONG KONG)

2. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE (405, NATHAN ROAD, 6/F., KOWLOON)

3. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT MA TAU KOK SUB-OFFICE (1, MA TAU KOK ROAD, 1/F., KOWLOON)

4. DISTRICT OFFICE, SHA TIN

(2, TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD, SHA TIN, N.T.)

5. DISTRICT OFFICE, TAI PO

(TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO, N.T.)

6. DISTRICT OFFICE, TSUEN WAN (FOU WAH CENTRE. 2/F, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, N.T.)

7. DISTRICT OFFICE, TUEN MUN (CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TUEN MUN, N.T.)

8. DISTRICT OFFICE, YUEN LONG

(269 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG, N.T.)

9. DISTRICT OFFICE, NORTH, FANLING SUB-OFFICE (JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING, N.T.)

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TODAY REMINDED PARENTS THAT THEY COULD ONLY SUBMIT ONE APPLICATION FORM.

+IF PARENTS WERE FOUND TO HAVE APPLIED FOR MORE THAN ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOL, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE,+ HE SAID.

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NEW PRE-FABRICATED RURAL REFUSE COLLECTION FACILITY IN NT ******

TWO PRE-FABRICATED REFUSE COLLECTION FACILITIES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED AT FO TAN VILLAGE IN SHA TIN AMD TING AOK ROAD IN TAI PO ON A TRIAL BASIS.

THEIR DESIGN WAS ONE OF THE WINNING ENTRIES OF THE RURAL CLEANSING FACILITIES DESIGN COMPETITION HELD EARLY THIS YEAR UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN NEW TERRITORIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THE NEW TERRITORIES HEUNG YEE KUK.

IT WAS ADOPTED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT AFTER AN EVALUATION OF ITS COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND CONVENIENCE ASPECTS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE NEW REFUSE COLLECTION POINT OCCUPIES 12 SQUARE METRES OF FLOOR AREA AND HOUSES EIGHT STANDARD 2OO-LITRE RUBBISH BINS.

INSPECTING THE NEW FACILITY AT SHA TIN YESTERDAY, THE DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR JIMMY SWEETMAN, SAID HE WAS VERY IMPRESSED BY THE HYGIENIC STANDARD AND THE DURABILITY OF THE STRUCTURE.

MEANWHILE, A NEWLY DESIGNED LITTER CONTAINER HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TOGETHER WITH THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINT ON A TRIAL BASIS.

IF BOTH FACILITIES PROVE TO BE SUCCESSFUL, THEY WILL BE INSTALLED IN OTHER PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES ATTENDING CONFERENCE

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THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR ROBERT HOLMES, IS ATTENDING THE 109TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE CHIEFS BEING HELD IN PHILADELPHIA, USA, TODAY (SUNDAY) AND TOMORROW.

AFTER THE CONFERENCE, MR HOLMES WILL SPEND TWO DAYS WITH THE BALTIMORE FIRE DEPARTMENT BEFORE RETURNING HOME.

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BETTER ENQUIRY SERVICES FOR TAI PO * * * *

THE FIRST COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFFICE (CABO) IN TAI PO WILL MOVE TO NEW PERMANENT PREMISES TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO CONTINUE SERVING THE 25 000 RESIDENTS OF TAI YUEN ESTATE AND TING NGA COURT HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME.

THE 92.9 - SQUARE-METRE NEW OFFICE IS ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF TAI LOK HOUSE IN TAI YUEN ESTATE.

MANNED BY TWO LIAISON OFFICERS OF THE CABO WILL PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR RESIDENTS EECLARATIONS, FILE COMPLAINTS, GET ANSWERS AND OBTAIN GOVERNMENT PAMPHLETS AND FORMS.

DISTRICT OFFICE, THE TO MAKE STATUTORY TO GENERAL ENQUIRIES

THE NEW OFFICE WILL OPEN DURING 8.45 AM - 5 PM ON WEEKDAYS 9 AM - 12 NOON ON SATURDAYS AND 7 PM - 9.30 PM ON FRIDAY EVENINGS.

PREVIOUSLY, THE TEMPORARY OFFICE, WHICH WAS OPENED A YEAR AGO AT THE TAI YUEN COMMUNITY HALL, ONLY PROVIDED A MORNING AND AN EVENING SESSION ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE SAIDi +WITH THE INFLUX OF NEW RESIDENTS WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH TAI PO, IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THEM WITH SUCH ENQUIRY SERVICES.

♦THE SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE TEMPORARY CABO WAS WELL RECEIVED BY THE LOCAL POPULATION AND IT IS HOPED THAT THE NEW CABO WILL SERVE THE PUBLIC EVEN BETTER AT ITS PERMANENT ADDRESS,* HE ADDED.

BESIDES THE TAI YUEN CABO, SIMILAR FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT TWO LOCAL PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRES (PESO ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE YUE KOK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

AS FOR THE PESC AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE, STARTING FROM TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 21), THE CENTRE WILL REMAIN OPEN DURING LUNCH HOURS WHILE STATUTORY DECLARATION SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ALL MORNING SESSIONS FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

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SQUASH COMPETITION IN NORTH DISTRICT FOR BEGINNERS * * * * *

A COMPETITION WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH IN THE NORTH DISTRICT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES FOR SQUASH BEGINNERS LIVING IN THE REGION.

THE NORTH DISTRICT NOVICE SQUASH COMPETITION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, IS TO PROVIDE BEGINNERS WITH A CHANCE OF FORMAL COMPETITION AND TO RAISE THE STANDARD OF THE SPORT IN THE DISTRICT. ■

IT WILL BE HELD AT THE FANLING NEW TOWN SQUASH COURTS ON FIVE CONSECUTIVE SUNDAYS BETWEEN OCTOBER 3 AND 31, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD.

ENTRIES FOR THE TOURNAMENT, WHICH IS DIVIDED INTO MAN AND WOMAN SECTIONS, ARE NOW BEING INVITED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

PARTICIPANTS WHO MUST BE AGED 15 OR ABOVE SHOULD BE RESIDENTS IN THE NORTH DISTRICT, INCLUDING SHEUNG SHU I, FANLING, SHA TAU KOK AND TA KWU LING AREAS.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE FANLING NEW TOWN SQUASH COURTS OR THE NORTH OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO EITHER OF THESE TWO VENUES BEFORE TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 28), THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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NEW AMBULANCE DEPOT FOR FANLING

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THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN AMBULANCE DEPOT IN FANLING.

THE DEPOT, TO BE BUILT ON A SITE OF ABOUT 1 440 SQUARE METRES NEAR THE FANLING ROUNDABOUT, WILL BE A SINGLE FIVE-STOREY BLOCK.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED WILL INCLUDE AN APPLIANCE ROOM FOR FOUR AMBULANCES, DUTY AND SERVICE ROOMS, DINING AND RECREATION ROOMS, MEDICAL AND LINEN STORES, STAFF ACCOMMODATION AND A DRILL YARD.

WORK WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN JULY NEXT YEAR.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF THE 1980 SURVEY OF TRANSPORT ESTABLISHMENTS ................................................ 1

VOTING PROCEDURES FOR THURSDAY'S ELECTIONS .................... 4

ORDINANCE ENSURES PROPER 'TRAINING FOR APPRENTICES............. 5

FIRST BANKING MANPOWER SURVEY REPORT PUBLISHED ................ 6

NEW ACCESS AT MONG KOK STATION OPENS TO PUBLIC................  6

TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT NEARING COMPLETION ...................... 7

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION OPENS NEW SCHOOL IN KWAI CHUNG .......... 7

NEW SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE OPENED .............................. 8

MORE MAXICAB SERVICES IN KOWLOON .............................  8

TSUEN WAN MONUMENT TO BECOME MUSEUM ........................... 9

SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETS ON WEDNESDAY .................... 10

LABOUR LAW OFFENCES .......................................... 11

WATER FIGURES

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PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF THE 1980 SURVEY OF TRANSPORT ESTABLISHMENTS * * * *

THE A SAMPLE RELATING

CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT CONDUCTED IN 1981

SURVEY OF 8 000 TRANSPORT ESTABLISHMENTS TO COLLECT DATA

IHE YEAR 1980’ THE PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF THIS FIRST STATISTICAL ENQUIRY FOR THE SECTOR ARE NOW AVAILABLE.

_ PROVISIONAL SURVEY RESULTS, THERE WERE ABOUT

26 200 TRANSPORT ESTABLISHMENTS IN 1980 WITH 110 784 PERSONS ^AGED, OF WHOM 83 928 WERE EMPLOYEES AND THE REST WERE WORKING ING PARTNERS OR UNPAID FAMILY WORKERS. THE TOTAL ^t‘^5SMRECE,PTS 0F THESE ESTABLISHMENTS WERE ESTIMATED TO BE

246 MILL ION DURING 1980, WITH $3 069 MILLION SPENT ON °Tu^nE^k2ZEES AND *16 961 MILLION on other operating EXPENSES. THEIR GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED ASSETS. WHICH EQUAL THE ACQUISITION OF FIXED ASSETS LESS PROCEEDS FROM RE-SALES OF FIXED ASSETS, WERE ESTIMATED TO BE $5 377 MILLION.

THE ATTACHED TABLE PRESENTS THE PROVISIONAL RESULTS FOR THE 26 200 TRANSPORT ESTABLISHMENTS WHICH WERE DISTINGUISHED INTO 28 TRANSPORT GROUPS UNDER EIGHT MAJOR GROUPS, NAMELY, LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT, LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT, SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT, OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT, INLAND WATER TRANSPORT, SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT, AIR TRANSPORT, AND SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT.

AMONG THE 28 TRANSPORT GROUPS, *LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT BY TRUCK*, WITH 10 275 ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGING 20 085 PERSONS REPRESENTING 39 PER CENT AND 18 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OF THE TOTALS FOR THE ENTIRE TRANSPORT SECTOR, WAS MOST IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS AS WELL AS PERSONS ENGAGED. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY +URBAN TAXIS*, WITH 6 849 ESTABLISHMENTS AND 16 646 PERSONS. ♦TRAMWAYS, THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AND PUBLIC BUSES*, WITH ONLY SIX ESTABLISHMENTS, ENGAGED 15 742 PERSONS OR 14 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL. +PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES*, WITH 3 951 ESTABLISHMENTS, RANKED THIRD AMONG THE TRANSPORT GROUPS IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS BUT ENGAGED ONLY 4 606 PERSONS. THIS WAS BECAUSE MANY PUBLIC LIGHT BUS OWNERS RENTED THEIR VEHICLES TO NON-OWNER OPERATORS WHO WERE EXCLUDED FROM THE SURVEY. (FOR TAXIS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES IN LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT, THE SURVEY COVERED VEHICLE OWNERS ONLY. NON-OWNER OPERATORS OF TAXIS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WERE EXCLUDED FROM THE SURVEY BECAUSE A SAMPLING FRAME FOR SUCH OPERATORS DID NOT EXIST.) OTHER GROUPS WITH A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED WERE *AIR TRANSPORT*, ♦TRAVEL AGENTS AND AIRLINE TICKET AGENTS*, +SHIP AGENTS AND MANAGERS* AND ^SHIPOWNERS OF SEA-GOING VESSELS AND CONTAINER TERMINALS*.

WHILE THE WHOLE TRANSPORT SECTOR INCURRED, ON AVERAGE, 137 000 ON COMPENSATION PER EMPLOYEE PER ANNUM, *BROKERS IN SHIP PURCHASING/SELLI NG OR SHIP CHARTERING* AND +AIR TRANSPORT* HAD THE HIGHEST COMPENSATION PER EMPLOYEE, AT $88 000 AND $80 000 PER ANNUM RESPECTIVELY. +SCHOOL HIRED CAR SERVICE* HAD THE LOWEST COMPENSATION PER EMPLOYEE, AT $13 000 PER ANNUM.

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APART FROM COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES, THE TRANSPORT SECTOR INCURRED $16 961 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES. THE LATTER INCLUDED CONSUMPTION OF FUELS, WATER, ELECTRICITY AND OTHER MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES! AGENCY FEES, COMMISSIONS AND PAYMENTS TO OTHER TRANSPORT ESTABLISHMENTS SUCH AS FREIGHT CHARGES, CHARTER HIRE FOR TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT, PAYMENTS FOR MISCELLANEOUS SHIPPING SERVICES AND COST OF AIRLINE TICKETS SOLDI- RENTS AND RATES FOR LAND AND BUILDINGS! INTEREST ON OPERATING LOANS! PAYMENTS TO OUTWORKERS* AND OTHER EXPENDITURES. MOST TRANSPORT GROUPS SPENT SEVERAL TIMES MORE ON OPERATING EXPENSES THAN ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES. IN PARTICULAR, OPERATING EXPENSES OF +OPERATORS OF SEA-GOING VESSELS* (S3 106 MILLION) WERE 55 TIMES MORE THAN THEIR COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES ($56 MILLION). FOR +TRAVEL AGENTS AND AIRLINE TICKET AGENTS* AND +AIR FREIGHT FORWARDING SERVICES*, OPERATING EXPENSES WERE ALSO VERY MUCH HIGHER THAN COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AS THE FORMER INCLUDED COST OF AIRLINE TICKETS SOLD, COST OF TOURS, AND FREIGHT CHARGES.

♦TRAVEL AGENTS AND AIRLINE TICKET AGENTS* ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR. AT $3 948 MILLION, IT AMOUNTED TO 18 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL. BUSINESS RECEIPTS OF ♦OPERATORS OF SEA-GOING VESSELS* AND +AIR TRANSPORT*, AT $3 207 MILLION AND $3 036 MILLION RESPECTIVELY, EACH MADE UP 14 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL, WHILE *AIR FREIGHT FORWARDING SERVICES* ACCOUNTED FOR $2 456 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL. IN THE CASE OF +TRAVEL AGENTS AND AIRLINE TICKET AGENTS*, BUSINESS RECEIPTS INCLUDED THE SALES OF AIRLINE TICKETS WHICH WERE THE GROSS RECEIPTS FROM CUSTOMERS FOR AIRLINE TICKETS SOLD INSTEAD OF JUST THE COMMISSIONS EARNED.

AVERAGE BUSINESS RECEIPTS PER ESTABLISHMENT VARIED WIDELY AMONG DIFFERENT TRANSPORT GROUPS. THE LOWEST WERE FOUND IN ♦SCHOOL HIRED CAR SERVICE* AND +NEW TERRITORIES TAXIS*, AND THE HIGHEST IN *OPERATORS OF SEA-GOING VESSELS*, ♦TRAMWAYS, THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AND PUBLIC BUSES* AND *AIR TRANSPORT*! THE MOST IMPORTANT TRANSPORT GROUPS IN TERMS OF NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS, NAMELY *LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT BY TRUCK*, +URBAN TAXIS* AND +PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES* HAD BUSINESS RECEIPTS PER ESTABLISHMENT OF $127 000, $138 000 AND $82 000 RESPECTIVELY.

OF THE $5 377 MILLION OF GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED ASSETS OF THE TRANSPORT SECTOR DURING 1980, OVER THREE QUARTERS WERE ACQUIRED BY +TRAMWAYS, THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AND PUBLIC BUSES*. ♦SHIPOWNERS OF SEA-GOING VESSELS AND CONTAINER TERMINALS+ AND ♦AIR TRANSPORT+.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF PREPARING A REPORT ON THE 1980 SURVEY, WHICH WILL CONTAIN A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS AS WELL AS A DESCRIPTION OF THE SURVEY METHODOLOGY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE 1980 SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE TRANSPORT STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. 3-661045).

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rrovicioaa. stntistics_fcr reporting establishments in the transport sector analysed by group/aajor group

Group/major group Number of establishments Number of persons engaged Number of employees Compensation of employees Operating expenses Business receipts Gross additions to fixed assets

i Million $ Million S Million » Million

Land passenger transport

Tracxayc, the MTR and public buses 6 15 742 15 7*»2 453.6 1 212.3 1 253.7 3 067.7

1'rban taxis 6 849 16 646 10 395 V>4.7 311.7 942.4 117.5

:..r. taxis 60} 668 44 1.1 11.6 26.6 5.0

public light buses 5 951 4 606 196 3.6 104.2 325.3 52.9

.taxicabe 20 722 639 17.1 20.5 43.0 6.5

School hired cor service 1 262 1 438 178 2.3 16.9 40.3 1O.8

rtental of tourist buses, school ouses & 264 1 919 1 679 41.5 79.2 155.1 37.9

other passenger vehicles with drivers

Other Land passenger transport 76 97 6 0.1 1.6 4.0 0.2

out-total 15 051 41 838 28 879 823.9 1 757.8 2 770.5 3 298.6

Land freignt transport

Land freight transport by truck 10 275 20 085 8 645 211.0 639.0 1 307.3 243.0

Other land freight transport 95 270 175 3.2 9.3 14.5 1.8

oub-total 10 J70 20 355 8 820 214.1 648.3 1 321.7 244.8

Supporting services to lane transport

Car parks 24 220 214 3.9 13.8 58.6 0.5

Other supporting services to land transport 9 26« 265 11.0 10.4 214.9 2.1

-ub-total 33 489 479 14.9 24.3 273.5 2.6

Ocean "-no coastal water transport

Ship agents and managers 260 7 077 7 063 360.6 305.3 750.5 68.9

Shipowners of sea-going vessels and 41 6 004 6 004 285.9 1 091.3 1 964.6 604.7

container terminals

Operators of sea-going vessels 14 1 199 1 199 56.4 3 105.8 3 207.1 5.6

Shipowners or operators of Hong Kong- 11 949 9*o 32.0 194.4 250.1 82.7

.•.acau vessels

vuo-total 326 15 229 15 212 734.8 4 696.9 6 172.3 761.9

inlunu water transport

Ferries 4 2 163 2 162 65.3 93.4 i87.2 44.6

bhla-walas ana other inland water 20J 1 011 657 17.3 12.7 45.6 5.7

passenger transport

inland water freight transport 513 3 714 2 868 77.9 258.5 422.7 172.6

Guo-total 720 6 388 5 687 158.4 364.5 655.5 223.0

Supporting services to water transport

Haulage of containers and container leasing 191 1 *89 1 286 47.1 125.4 285.8 87.5

Other supporting services to water transport 153 2 835 2 64C 80.1 371.3 498.3 22.1

dub-total 544 4 324 3 926 127.2 496.7 784.1 109.6

Air transport 44 7 512 7 512 599.1 2 534.6 3 036.3 594.2

Services incidental to transport

Travel agents and airline ticket agents 918 7 485 6 888 169.4 3 686.1 3 948.o 50.1

Air freight forwarding services 183 3 721 3 689 125-0 2 262.4 2 456.2 24.3

racking and crating services 39 283 223 7.0 16.4 26.0 0.3

Car$o inspection, sampling anc weighing 12 533 528 18.6 3.4 28.5 0.2

-hipping forwarding services 99 1 901 1 865 57.0 648.2 72i.4 65.7

Brokers in ship purchasing/selling 37 226 220 19.3 21.8 51.9 1.6

or ship chartering

Jub-total 1 288 14 149 13 413 396.2 6 638.3 7 231.9 142.3

Total 26 156 110 784 83 928 3 068.8 16 961.3 22 245.7 5 376.9

Notes : (') "Air transport" included air transport carriers of Hong Kong, supporting services to air transport and branch offices

of overseas airline companies. For branch offices of overseas airline companies, the survey only enumerated labour ano other input costs neeoec to support the daily functioning of the branch offices. Expenses that formed part of the company’s overall activities were excluded from the survey although they might be spent locally, such as aircraft operational expenses. For revenue, the survey included an amount of imputed business receipts which was equivalent to the total input cost, and any rental income from subletting office premises; while passenger or freignt revenue which was part of the whole airlines' activities was not recorded. Such treatment for branch offices was cased on the national accounting concept of attributing the production carried out by aircraft and ships to tne resident enterprises of the country which ran them.

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VOTING PROCEDURES FOR THURSDAY’S ELECTIONS * * * *

DETAILS OF VOTING PROCEDURES FOR THE URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) WERE OUTLINED TODAY (MONDAY) BY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

HE SAID VOTERS COULD ONLY VOTE AT THE DESIGNATED POLLING STATION AS SHOWN ON THEIR POLLING CARDS WHICH HAD ALREADY BEEN SENT TO THEM.

♦THOSE WHO HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED OR MISLAID THEIR POLLING CARDS CAN TELEPHONE THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE FOR THE LOCATION OF THEIR POLLING STATIONS. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE 5-270380 AND 5-270369,+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT ELECTORS COULD STILL VOTE WITHOUT THE POLLING CARD. +ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS TO BRING ALONG THEIR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS OR DRIVING LICENCES FOR THE ISSUE OF A BALLOT PAPER.

♦THE POLLING CARD IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR ENTRY INTO POLLING STATIONS BECAUSE IT MAINLY SERVES TO REMIND VOTERS OF THE LOCATIONS OF THE STATIONS.

NAMES OF ALL CANDIDATES FOR ANY CONSTITUENCY ARE PRINTED ON THE BALLOT PAPER. WHAT A VOTER NEEDS TO DO IS SIMPLY MARK A CROSS IN THE BOX AGAINST THE NAME OF THE CANDIDATE OF HIS CHOICE.

HE SHOULD THEN FOLD THE BALLOT PAPER AND PLACE IT IN THE BALLOT BOX, AND LEAVE THE POLLING STATION IMMEDIATELY,♦ HE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT AS THE ELECTIONS WOULD BE HELD BY SECRET BALLOT, ANY MARKING ON THE BALLOT PAPER THAT WOULD IDENTIFY THE VOTER WOULD BE DECLARED VOID.

A BALLOT PAPER WOULD ALSO BE DECLARED VOID IF A VOTER VOTED FOR MORE THAN ONE CANDI DATE.+

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT VOTERS WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO TALK TO CANDIDATES OR THEIR ELECTION AGENTS INSIDE THE POLLING STATIONS, AND TAKING A BALLOT PAPER OUT OF THE POLLING STATION WOULD BE STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

SHOULD ANY VOTER ENCOUNTER ANY DIFFICULTIES, ASSISTANCE COULD BE SOUGHT FROM THE PRESIDING OFFICERS,* HE ADDED.

ON ELECTION DAY, 170 POLLING STATIONS WILL BE OPEN IN 74 CONSTITUENCIES IN THE 10 CITY DISTRICTS FROM 7 AM TO 11 PM.

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ORDINANCE ENSURES PROPER TRAINING * * * * *

FOR APPRENTICES

YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVING APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING WITHIN THE 38 DESIGNATED TRADES ARE WELL PROTECTED BY THE PROVISIONS OF THE APPRENTICESHIP ORDINANCE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

HE POINTED OUT THAT UNDER THE ORDINANCE, EMPLOYERS MUST DRAW UP AN APPRENTICESHIP CONTRACT WHEN ENGAGING PEOPLE BETWEEN 14 AND 18 YEARS OF AGE WITHIN THE DESIGNATED TRADES AND MUST REGISTER THE CONTRACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT.

♦CONTRACTS FOR APPRENTICES AGED 19 OR ABOVE, OR IN NONDESIGNATED TRADES CAN ALSO BE REGISTERED VOLUNTARILY,+ HE ADDED.

REGISTERED APPRENTICES ARE NOT ONLY PROVIDED WITH ON-THE-JOB TRAINING, BUT ARE ALSO PLACED IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OR THE POLYTECHNIC FOR PART-TIME, DAY-RELEASE COURSES RELEVANT TO THEIR PARTICULAR TRAINING, HE SAID.

♦THE IDEA IS TO PLACE EQUAL EMPHASIS ON PRACTICE AS WELL AS THEORY,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN ADDITION TO RELEASING THE APPRENTICES TO ATTEND COURSES, THE EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY FOR THEIR TUITION FEES AND WAGES, EVEN WHEN THE APPRENTICES ARE ATTENDING CLASSES.

ON COMPLETION OF THE TRAINING PROGRAMME, THE EMPLOYERS WILL ISSUE A CERTIFICATE WHICH WILL ALSO BE ENDORSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

♦THESE CERTIFICATES ARE RECOGNISED BY MAJOR ESTABLISHMENTS AS A LEVEL OF ACCEPTANCE FOR SKILLED WORKERS AND A TESTIMONIAL OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR CRAFTSMEN AND TECHNIC I ANS,♦ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT INSPECTORS FROM THE APPRENTICESHIP SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT REGULARLY VISIT ALL REGISTERED APPRENTICES, TO LOOK INTO THEIR TRAINING PROGRESS AND TO ASSIST EMPLOYERS TO DEAL WITH PROBLEMS ARISING FROM SUCH TRAINING, HE SAID.

THE INTERESTS OF BOTH THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE ARE APPROPRIATELY COVERED BY THE APPRENTICESHIP ORDINANCE, HE SAID.

THE APPRENTICESHIP SECTION MAINTAINS FIVE BRANCH OFFICES WHERE ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME CAN BE MADE.

THESE OFFICES ARE ATj (1) HENNESSY CENTRE, 6TH FLOOR, 500 HENNESSY ROAD- (2) PARIS THEATRE BUILDING, 7 KING FUK STREET, SAN PO KONG- (3) SALISBURY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, OPPOSITE SHERATON HOTEL- (4) SHING WAN BUILDING, 31 SHING FONG STREET, 5TH FLOOR, KWAI CHUNG, AND (5) YEN HAU MANSION, 3RD FLOOR, 100 TING FU STREET, KWUN TONG.

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FIRST BANKING MANPOWER SURVEY REPORT PUBLISHED

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THE REPORT ON THE FIRST BANKING MANPOWER SURVEY HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD OF THE FORMER HONG KONG TRAINING COUNCIL.

NOW ON SALE AT $17 A COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, THE REPORT GIVES A PICTURE OF THE HONG KONG BANKING INDUSTRY’S MANPOWER AND TRAINING SITUATION IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE.

THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN DECEMBER, 1980 BY THE HKTC WHICH HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE STATUTORY VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL EARLY THIS YEAR.

A NEW BANKING TRAINING BOARD HAS BEEN SET UP TO CONTINUE THE ACTIVITIES OF ITS PREDECESSOR.

COMMENTING ON THE FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, MR DEREK WHARTON SAID: +WHETHER HONG KONG REMAINS ONE OF THE WORLD’S MAJOR FINANCIAL CENTRES WILL DEPEND UPON THE SKILL CF ITS WORKFORCE.*

THIS IS DIRECTLY INFLUENCED BY THE AVAILABILITY OF THE RIGHT KIND OF TRAINING.

♦AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE REPORT, MANY BANKS ARE ALREADY TAKING THE MATTER OF STAFF TRAINING SERIOUSLY. HOWEVER, MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE IF THE QUALITY OF BANKING SERVICE IN HONG KONG IS NOT TO SUFFER,♦ MR WHARTON SAID.

♦THE PUBLICATION OF THIS REPORT AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ITS RECOMMENDATIONS SHOULD LEAD TO THE INCREASE IN TRAINING ACTIVITY WE BELIEVE TO BE NECESSARY,♦ HE ADDED.

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NEW ACCESS AT MONG KOK STATION OPENS TO PUBLIC

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THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE NORTHERN PART OF THE MAIN CONCOURSE AT THE MONG KOK STATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND WILL BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC FROM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE NEW CONCOURSE, WHICH IS EQUIPPED WITH FOUR AUTOMATIC TURNSTILES AND ONE MANUAL GATE, WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCESS FOR PASSENGERS LEAVING THE STATION.

A KCR SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THERE IS A STAIRCASE CONNECTING THE CONCOURSE AND THE GROUND LEVEL OF BUTE STREET, BUT THERE WILL BE NO TICKET SELLING FACILITIES AT THE ENTRANCE.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED KCR COMMUTERS WITHOUT TICKETS NOT TO ENTER FROM THE NORTHERN CONCOURSE.

THOSE WHO HAVE TO BUY TICKETS SHOULD USE THE SOUTHERN CONCOURSE, THE ACCESS TO WHICH IS BY WAY OF THE STAIRCASES AT ARGYLE STREET AND LUEN WAN STREET, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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SIGNS WILL BE PLACED TO GUIDE THE PUBLIC.

rno^Tur^^ION/ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME AND DESIGNED TO CATER for THE ANTICIPATED VAST INCREASE IN FUTURE PASSENGER TRAFFIC.

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TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT NEARING COMPLETION

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ANOTHER SECTION OF THE SECOND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUEN MUN ROAD BETWEEN TSI NG LUNG TAU AND BROTHERS POINT WILL BE COMPLETED AND OPENED TO TRAFFIC TOWARDS THE END OF THIS MONTH.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (MONDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SAID THAT WITH THE OPENING OF THIS SECTION, ABOJT TWO-THIRDS OF THE 15-KILOMETRE-LONG TUEN MUN ROAD HAD BEEN COMPLETED.

HE SAID THAT WORK ON THE REMAINING SECTIONS OF THE SECOND CARRIAGEWAY — FROM SHAM TSENG TO TSING LUNG TAU AND FROM SIU LAM TO SO KWUN WAT — AS WELL AS ON AN ACCESS FLYOVER AT CHAI WAN KOK WAS PROGRESSING SATISFACTORILY.

♦IT IS EXPECTED THAT WORK ON THE WHOLE TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT WILL BE COMPLETED EARLY NEXT YEAR,* HE ADDED.

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DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION OPENS NEW SCHOOL IN KWAI CHUNG * * *

THE NEW KWAI CHUNG KIANGSU-CHEKIANG COLLEGE AT HING SHING ROAD KWAI CHUNG, WAS OPENED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SCHOOL, MR HAYE LAUDED THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KIANGSU-CHEKIANG RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION, C.L. HSU, FOR BRINGING THE ASSOCIATION WHICH SPONSORS THE SCHOOL FROM THE +UNKNOWN TO THE WELL-KNOWN*. THE ASSOCIATION ALSO SPONSORS A NUMBER OF OTHER SCHOOLS IN HONG KONG.

MR HAYE RECALLED THAT WHEN HE CAME TO HONG KONG IN 1953, THE SAME YEAR WHEN THE KIANGSU-CHEKIANG PRIMARY SCHOOL WAS FOUNDED, HE FOLLOWED WITH CLOSE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL INTEREST THE WAY IN WHICH THAT SCHOOL DEVELOPED AND THE MANNER IN WHICH SUBSEQUENT KIANGSU-CHEKIANG INSTITUTIONS WERE ESTABLISHED.

HE SAIDi *1 THINK EVERYBODY WOULD AGREE WITH ME THAT WITHOUT THE INSPIRING LEADERSHIP OF MR HSU THE ASSOCIATION MIGHT NOT HAVE CONTRIBUTED AS MUCH AS IT HAS TO EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

*MR HSU CAN BE ASSURED OF A PERMANENT PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF THE ASSOCIATION AND OF THE COMMUNITY HE HAS SERVED SO WELL FOR SO MANY YEARS,* MR HAYE ADDED.

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NEW SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE OPENED * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, 14! DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (MONDAY) OFFICIATED AT THE OPENING OF THE TANG SIU KIN SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE IN 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI.

ADDRESSING THE CEREMONY, MR AKERS-JONES SAID THAT THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG AND CHANGES IN SOCIAL ATTITUDES AND ASPIRATIONS IN RECENT YEARS HAD PLACED AN INCREASING DEMAND ON OUR SOCIAL SERVICES.

+GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN ASSISTED IN ITS TASK OF IDENTIFYING THESE NEEDS, IN FORMULATING POLICIES AND IN REDRESSING DEFICIENCIES BY SUBSTANTIAL HELP FROM THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES,* HE SAID.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE CENTRE COST S3.95 MILLION, OF WHICH $3 MILLION CAME FROM THE LOTTERIES FUND, S500 000 WAS CONTRIBUTED BY SIR SIU-KIN TANG, AND $450 000 CAME FROM THE BAPTIST CONVENTION OF HONG KONG.

+TODAY WE ARE REMINDED OF THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF THE CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS BODIES IN OUR COMMUNITY,* MR AKERS-JONES SAID IN REFERENCE TO THE FUND FROM THE BAPTIST CONVENTION.

THE CENTRE HAS ADMINISTRATION OFFICES, A SERVICE SECTION FOR YOUTHS AND ELDERLY PEOPLE, A HALF-WAY HOUSE WITH A CAPACITY FOR AO FORMER MENTAL PATIENTS, A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM, A COFFEE HOUSE AND A FLOOR FOR CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES.

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MORE MAXICAB SERVICES IN KOWLOON

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A NEW MAXICAB ROUTE - NO. 20 - BETWEEN TSZ WAN SHAN (NORTH) AND SAN PO KONG WILL BE OPENED FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 22).

HEADING FOR TSZ WAN SHAN, MAX I CABS ON THIS ROUTE WILL RUN VIA Yl LUN STREET, SHUNG LING STREET, TSEUK LUK STREET, TAI SHING STREET, TUNG TAU TSUEN ROAD, SHAT IN PASS ROAD, CHOI HUNG ROAD, PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, FUNG TAK ROAD, SHEUNG FUNG STREET, WAN WAH STREET AND TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD.

RETURN TRIPS WILL BE VIA TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD, WAN WAH STREET, SHUNG WAH STREET, SHEUNG FUNG STREET, FUNG TAK ROAD, PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, CHOI HUNG ROAD, TAI YAU STREET, TSEUK LUK STREET, HONG KEUNG STREET AND Yl LUN STREET.

OPERATING HOURS WILL BE FROM 6.30 AM TO 10.45 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 7.15 AM TO 9.30 PM ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. THE MAXICAB WILL RUN AT SIX-MINUTE INTERVALS DURING PEAK HOURS.

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THE FLAT FARE WILL BE $1.50 PER SINGLE JOURNEY.

AT THE SAME TIME, THERE WILL BE ALTERATIONS TO ROUTE NO. 19 (TSZ WAN SHAN - SAN PO KONG).

AFTER REACHING PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, MAXICABS ON THIS ROUTE TO TSZ WAN SHAN WILL BE DIVERTED VIA LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, DIAMOND HILL MTR STATION, HAMMER HILL ROAD, PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD, YUK WAH STREET, WAN WAH STREET AND TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD.

ON THEIR RETURN TRIPS, THEY WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WAN WAH STREET, YUK WAH STREET, TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD, PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD, HAMMER HILL ROAD, CHOI HUNG ROUNDABOUT, LUNG CHEUNG ROAD AND PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD TO RE-JOIN CHOI HUNG ROAD.

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TSUEN WAN MONUMENT TO BECOME MUSEUM

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THE 200-YEAR-0LD SAM TUNG UK WALLED VILLAGE, A DECLARED MONUMENT IN NORTHERN TSUEN WAN, IS EXPECTED TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS A FOLK MUSEUM BY LATE 1984, ACCORDING TO THE TOWN MANAGER, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, TODAY (MONDAY).

RESTORATION OF THE VILLAGE, AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $7 MILLION, WILL START NEXT SUMMER.

THE PROPOSED MUSEUM WILL INCLUDE AN EXHIBITION GALLERY TO SHOW THE SAM TUNG UK HISTORY, A FURNISHED ROOM TO RE-CREATE TYPICAL EARLY VILLAGE LIFE, CRAFTS DEMONSTRATION AREAS AND DISPLAY OF OTHER TRADITIONAL ITEMS.

MR MACLEOD AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELAINE CHUNG, VISITED THE VILLAGE THIS MORNING, ACCOMPANIED BY VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES MR CHAN PO-FONG AND MR CHAN LAU-FONG.

ANCESTORS OF A CHAN CLAN BUILT THE VILLAGE IN THE LATE 18TH CENTURY.

MR MACLEOD REMARKED THAT WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF TSUEN WAN FROM A RURAL AREA INTO A NEW TOWN, THE PRESERVATION OF SAM TUNG UK AS A HISTORICAL LANDMARK WOULD HAVE A CONSIDERABLE EDUCATIONAL VALUE AND BECOME A TOURIST ATTRACTION.

INCLUDED IN THE PRESERVATION PLANS ARE THREE ROWS OF ABOUT 30 HOUSES WHICH FORM THE NUCLEUS OF THE VILLAGE, AND A ROW OF SIX OLD HOUSES BEHIND IT. THE ANCESTRAL HALL AND AN OPEN SPACE IN THE FRONT WILL ALSO BE KEPT.

THE PARTY LATER VISITED THE NEARBY TIN HAU KUNG, A WORSHIP TEMPLE OF THE CHAN CLAN, AS WELL AS THE SAM TUNG UK RESITE VILLAGE OCCUPIED BY VILLAGERS WHO REHOUSED FROM THE WALLED VILLAGE IN 1980 TO MAKE WAY FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY-TSUEN WAN EXTENSION.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1982

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SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETS ON WEDNESDAY * * * * *

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD ITS THIRD MEETING AT THE HANG SENG SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AT SIU LEK YUEN IN SHA TIN ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) AT 9.30 AM.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS’ VIEWS WILL BE SOUGHT ON THE NEW WEIGHTS AND MEASURES LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY.

PRINCIPAL INDUSTRY OFFICER, MR R.G. CHURCH, AND CHIEF INDUSTRY OFFICER, MR A.K.K. TANG, WILL EXPLAIN THE TERMS OF THE PROPOSALS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL REVIEW THE +MEET THE PUBLIC* SCHEME WHICH HAS BEEN SERVICING LOCAL RESIDENTS FOR ALMOST SEVEN MONTHS.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS A DRAFT OF STANDING ORDERS WHICH GOVERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING PROCEDURES AND NAME SEVERAL NEW ROADS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE BOARD’S FINANCIAL SITUATION WILL BE EXAMINED AND THE APPROVING AUTHORITIES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR DB FUNDS WILL BE DECIDED.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO CONSIDER WHETHER THE RURAL SCHOOL WORKING GROUP SHOULD BE PUT INTO THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMM ITTE E•

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE THIRD MEETING OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD AT 9.30 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HANG SENG SCHOOL OF COMMERCE AT SIU LEK YUEN IN SHA TIN. LOCATION MAP OF HANG SENG SCHOOL OF COMMERCE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE 6 IS PRESS BOXES LATER TODAY (MONDAY).

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LABOUR LAW OFFENCES

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A TOTAL OF 775 PROSECUTIONS WERE TAKEN OUT BY THE LABOUR *PAR™ENT LAST <AUGUST) mONTH FOR BREACHES OF LABOUR UmT HAD RESULTED ,N CONVICTION AND MORE THAN

CHJU IN r INES.

MOST OF THE CASES CONCERNED BREACHES INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ORDINANCE AND ITS REGULATIONS, THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS.

OF THE FACTORIES AND VARIOUS SUBSIDIARY THE WOMEN AND YOUNG

CASES CONCERNING VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY REGULATIONS TOTALLED

191, WITH $404 150 IN FINES. THESE INCLUDED 90 CASES (WITH

F0R BREACH OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL ANnEA7Arlccc AND OPERATION OF MACHINERY) REGULATIONS

sitesF(safety) regulations? IN F'"ES> for breach of the CONSrauCT'0“

f industry? BREACHES of the WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS

(INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS TOTALLED 485, WITH $289 458 IN FINES.

OF THE OTHER PROSECUTIONS, 21 CASES WERE RELATED TO FAILURE TO KEEP RECORDS OF EMPLOYEES, LEADING TO 113 950 IN FINES.

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WATER FIGURES * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 81.3 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 469.705 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 253.705 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 43.9 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

PRIME MINISTER ARRIVING IN HONG KONG ON SUNDAY ................ 1

SIR SZE-YUEN CHUNG STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF DBS ................. 2

AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH UNHCR ON CARE FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES .. 3

FINANCIAL SECRETARY VISITS FACTORIES .......................... 4

DISTRICT BOARD PRAISED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS ....................... 4

water supply to northeastern nt doubled ....................... 5

SECRETARY FOR CNTA TO GIVE PRESS CONFERENCE ................... 6

CARNIVAL FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN SHA TIN ................... 6

JING YING DANCE TROUPE REHEARSAL .............................. 7

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR RACE MEETINGS AT HAPPY VALLEY 8

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1982

PRIME MINISTER ARRIVING IN HONG KONG ON SUNDAY * * * *

THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT HON MARGARET THATCHER, WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 FROM GUANGZHOU FOLLOWING HER VISIT TO CHINA.

MRS THATCHER, ACCOMPANIED BY MR THATCHER, WILL BE GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, LADY YOUDE, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN CHAPPLE, THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG, AND THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR ROGER LOBO.

MRS THATCHER WILL THEN PROCEED TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE. NO PUBLIC ENGAGEMENTS ARE PLANNED FOR THE PRIME MINISTER ON SUNDAY.

THE FOLLOWING DAY (MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27), MRS THATCHER WILL ATTEND A NUMBER OF FUNCTIONS BEGINNING WITH A MEETING WITH UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

LATER IN THE DAY, SHE WILL VISIT HMS TAMAR WHERE SHE WILL MEET BRITISH SERVICE PERSONNEL AND HONG KONG CHINESE SEAMEN, FOLLOWED BY A VISIT TO STANLEY FORT TO MEET THE 1ST BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

IN THE AFTERNOON, MRS THATCHER WILL SPEAK AT A LUNCHEON AT THE MANDARIN HOTEL WHERE SHE WILL BE THE GUEST OF THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES.

THE PRIME MINISTER WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE LATER THE SAME AFTERNOON.

ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, MRS THATCHER WILL OPEN THE CASTLE PEAK +A+ POWER STATION AT TAP SHEK KOK, AND VISIT MODERN TERMINALS LTD AT KWAI CHUNG.

SHE WILL ALSO VISIT AN ESTATE OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IN TSUEN WAN. SHE WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AND SOME ASSOCIATED DEVELOPMENTS AND WILL RETURN ON THE RAILWAY TO CENTRAL.

THE PRIME MINISTER IS SCHEDULED TO LEAVE FOR LONDON THE SAME EVENING.

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PEOPLE WHO CRITICISE DISTRICT BOARDS FOR NOT HAVING ♦EXECUTIVE POWERS* MAY NOT REALLY KNOW THE SITUATION IN HONG KONG AND THE OBJECTIVE OF DISTRICT BOARDS, THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL EXECUTIVE COUNCILLOR, SIR SZE-YUEN CHUNG, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

♦IN A PLACE AS COMPACT AND SMALL AS HONG KONG, IT WOULD CLEARLY BE UNDESIRABLE FOR 18 DISTRICT BOARDS TO HAVE THEIR OWN FINANCIAL BUDGETS EACH PURSUING ITS OWN AND SEPARATE POL IC IES,♦ HE SAID.

♦IT THEREFORE MAKES MUCH BETTER SENSE TO MANAGE CENTRALLY OUR MAIN PROGRAMMES, BE THEY FINANCIAL, ECONOMIC OR SOCIAL.♦

SIR SZE-YUEN MADE THIS REMARK IN A TELEVISED APPEAL, THROUGH RTHK’S +ACCESS+ PROGRAMME, TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS NOT TO GIVE UP THEIR CIVIC RIGHT DURING THURSDAY’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

HE REITERATED THAT DISTRICT BOARDS WERE ESTABLISHED TO FACILITATE THE DISCUSSION OF LOCAL ISSUES, SUCH AS THE ADEQUACY OR OTHERWISE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES AND HOSPITAL BEDS, TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT PROBLEMS, AND THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN DENSELY POPULATED AREAS.

DISTRICT BOARDS WERE ALSO A CONVENIENT FORUM FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO GATHER VIEWS ON PROPOSED NEW MEASURES AND POLICIES.

IN SHORT, HE SAID, THE ADVICE OF DISTRICT BOARDS WOULD HELP THE GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT THE FORMULATION OF PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND THE PROVISION OF SERVICES AND FACILITIES WERE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NEEDS AND WISHES OF THOSE PEOPLE RESIDING IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS.

♦I THEREFORE BELIEVE THEIR WORK IS VERY IMPORTANT,♦ HE SAID.

♦FOR THE YEAR 1982-83, THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HAVE APPROVED AN ALLOCATION OF NEARLY S3O MILLION FOR THE 18 DISTRICT BOARDS. UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARDS ORDINANCE, THE DISTRICT BOARDS MAY, WHERE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE, UNDERTAKE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE PROMOTION OF RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES WITHIN A DISTRICT.

♦WITH THESE FUNDS AT THEIR DISPOSAL, THE DISTRICT BOARDS ARE TAKING ACTIVE STEPS TO IMPROVE THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND TO ORGANISE WORTHWHILE CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND COMMUNITY-INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES, FOR EXAMPLE, DISTRICT ARTS OR SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR PARTICIPATION BY ALL AGES AND WALKS OF LIFE,* SIR SZE-YUEN ADDED.

SIR SZE-YUEN SAID THAT AS A REGISTERED ELECTOR HIMSELF AND A MEMBER OF THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY, HE WOULD CERTAINLY VOTE ON POLLING DAY AS HE DID IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1982

HE SAID IT WAS A GOOD THING FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO ESTABLISH DISTRICT BOARDS TO FACILITATE INPUT FROM PEOPLE IN THE DISCUSSION OF LOCAL PUBLIC ISSUES, AND TO GIVE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO ELECT THEIR REPRESENTATIVES TO SIT ON THE BOARDS.

♦I ALSO THINK THAT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERY REGISTERED VOTER TO VOTE ON POLLING DAY BECAUSE THE MORE VOTERS THERE ARE, THE MORE REPRESENTATIVE THE ELECTED MEMBERS WILL BE,* HE SAID.

SIR SZE-YUEN REMINDED OPEN FROM 7 AM TO 11 PM ON

VOTERS THAT POLLING STATIONS WOULD BE THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

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AN AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE CHARGE DE MISSION OF THE UNHCR IN HONG KONG AND THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY TO COVER THE UNHCR’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY.

UNDER THE AGREEMENT, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD FROM JULY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 1982, THE UNHCR WILL PAY FOR THE COST OF FOOD, bEDICAL SUPPLIES, RELIEF ITEMS AND UTILITY CHARGES INCURRED IN ACCOMMODATING REFUGEES IN THE GOVERNMENT-RUN CLOSED CENTRES INTRODUCED ON JULY 2.

THE UNHCR ALREADY MEETS THESE CHARGES IN GOVERNMENT RECEPTION AND DEPARTURE CENTRES, WHICH ARE ALSO COVERED UNDER THE NEW AGREEMENT. THE UNHCR ALSO MEETS THE RECURRENT COSTS OF RUNNING THE TWO REMAINING OPEN CENTRES (KAI TAK AND JUBILEE).

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE AGREEMENT LAY IN THE UNHCR’S COMMITMENT TO FUND A PROPORTION OF THE COSTS OF RUNNING THE NEW CLOSED CENTRES AT CHI MA WAN, HEI LING CHAU, TAI LAM AND TAI TAM GAP.

HE SAID THAT SINCE SEPTEMBER 1, 1979 THE UNHCR’S FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE BASIC CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF ALL VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG HAS BEEN COVERED BY AN UNDERSTANDING DRAWN UP FOLLOWING DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNHCR AND THE GOVERNOR ON AUGUST 14, 1979, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE REFUGEE INFLUX. SINCE 1979 THE LOCAL UNHCR OFFICE HAS SPENT ABOUT $120 MILLION ON REFUGEES AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS SPENT $96 MILLION.

THE MAJOR VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN HONG KONG HAVE ALSO SPENT ABOUT $41 MILLION ON PROVIDING SERVICES TO THE REFUGEES, WHICH HAVE INVOLVED OVER 400 WORKERS IN THE VARIOUS AGENCIES.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1982

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FINANCIAL SECRETARY VISITS FACTORIES * * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR ALEX PURVES VISITED GARMENT AND JEWELLERY FACTORIES IN HUNG HOM TODAY (TUESDAY).

AT FOUR SEASONS GARMENTS IN KAISER ESTATE, HOK YUEN STREET, THEY WERE GREETED BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR SADY KING.

FOUR SEASONS GARMENTS IS A LOCALLY OWNED COMPANY, PRODUCING SILK, COTTON AND WOOLLEN GARMENTS FOR EXPORT TO THE UNITED STATES, WEST GERMANY AND CANADA.

MR BREMRIDGE ALSO VISITED CONTINENTAL JEWELLERY (MFG) LTD LOCATED IN THE SAME BUILDING AND WAS SHOWN AROUND THE WORKSHOP BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR CHARLES CHAN.

CONTINENTAL JEWELLERY, ANOTHER LOCALLY OWNED COMPANY, PRODUCES EARRINGS, RINGS, NECKLACES AND PENDANTS FOR EXPORT TO THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE.

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DISTRICT BOARD PRAISED FOR ACHIEVEMENTS

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THE REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), MR GRAHAM BARNES, TODAY (TUESDAY) COMMENDED THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD FOR ITS HARD WORK AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

MR BARNES WAS SPEAKING AT THE DINNER HELD BY THE BOARD THIS EVENING TO MARK THE LAST MEETING OF ITS FIRST TERM.

THE BOARD WAS THE SECOND TO BE ESTABLISHED IN THE URBAN AREA, FOLLOWING THAT IN KWUN TONG.

MR BARNES SAID THESE TWO BOARDS HAD SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THOSE ESTABLISHED SUBSEQUENTLY.

♦YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS HAVE COVERED A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCES AND THE PROVISION OF SITTING-OUT AREAS, TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS, MEETING BASIC NEEDS IN THE SQUATTER AREAS, AND COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN BOTH HOUSING ESTATES AND OTHER RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS,♦ HE SAID.

A DISTRICT BOARD, HE STATED, SHOULD USE *ALL THE MEANS IN ITS POWER* TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WORKING IN THE DISTRICT AND SHOULD GET ITSELF ACCEPTED AS A +KIND OF NUCLEUS AROUND WHICH LOCAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES WOULD REVOLVE*.

♦THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF YOUR DISTRICT BOARD HAVE BESTOWED CONFIDENCE AND YOU HAVE LAID THE BEST POSSIBLE FOUNDATION FOR THE BOARD IN ITS SECOND TERM WHEN IT WILL INCLUDE ELECTED MEMBERS AND THEY WILL BENEFIT MUCH FROM THE FINE EXAMPLES YOU HAVE SET,* BARNES SAID.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1982

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WATER SUPPLY TO NORTHEASTERN NT DOUBLED * * * *

THE NEWLY-COMPLETED EXTENSION TO THE TAI PO TAU TREATMENT WORKS WILL DOUBLE FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO NORTHEASTERN NEW TERRITORIES TO 110 000 CUBIC METRES A DAY.

THE DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR TOM TOMLINSON, ADDRESSING THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TAI PO TAU TREATMENT WORKS EXTENSION TODAY (TUESDAY), SAID THAT THE $12 MILLION EXTENSION WAS THE THIRD AND FINAL ONE TO THE TREATMENT PLANT.

♦THE GROWTH OF THIS PLANT REFLECTS THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF THE SHEUNG SHU I AND TAI PO AREAS,♦ HE SAID.

THE FIRST STAGE, COMPLETED IN 1968, SUPPLIED 27 000 CUBIC ►ETRES OF TREATED WATER PER DAY TO THESE AREAS.

INCREASING DEMAND SOON REQUIRED AN EXPANSION OF THE PLANT AND OUTPUT WAS DOUBLED IN 1972 BY INSTALLING ADDITIONAL FILTERS AND A SECOND CLARIFIER.

SUPPLY OF WATER WAS EXTENDED TO MORE CONSUMERS BY UPGRADING THE DISTRIBUTION MAINS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE RESERVOIRS.

SINCE 1972, MR TOMLINSON SAID, THE POPULATION AS WELL AS INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN SHEUNG SHU I AND TAI PO AND THE SURROUNDING AREAS HAD CONTINUED TO GROW.

STUDIES UNDERTAKEN BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IN THE LATE 1970S REVEALED THAT FURTHER EXPANSION OF THE TREATMENT PLANT WAS REQUIRED TO MEET THE ACCELERATED INCREASE IN WATER DEMAND

IN THESE AREAS, HE ADDED.

MR TOMLINSON THEN PRESSED THE BUTTON TO OFFICIALLY BRING THE NEW EXTENSION WITH A DAILY CAPACITY OF 55 000 CUBIC METRES INTO SERVICE.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE, MR CHEUNG WAI-LAM AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHEUNG SHUI RURAL COMMITTEE, MR LIU CHING-LEUNG, PRESENTED BANNERS TO MR TOMLINSON.

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NOTE TO ED I TORSt

SECRETARY FOR CNTA TO GIVE PRESS CONFERENCE * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE COMING URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS AT 11.30 AM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES THEATRE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, FIFTH FLOOR.

ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR GRAHAM BARNES, AND THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY, MR ALBERT LAM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CONFERENCE.

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CARNIVAL FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN SHA TIN

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A COLOURFUL AND VARIED ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME, THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND EVER ORGANISED IN SHA TIN, WILL BE LAUNCHED IN THE DISTRICT TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL NEXT MONTH.

ITS MAJOR FEATURES ARE A LASER SHOW, LANTERN EXHIBITIONS, LANTERN RIDDLES, LION DANCES, CHINESE DANCES AND SINGING PERFORMANCES TO BE HELD AT THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND ON THE NIGHT OF OCTOBER 2 — THE EVENING FOLLOWING THE FESTIVAL, TRADITIONALLY KNOWN AS THE +MOON-CHASI NG NIGHT*.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE SAID ATTENDANCE WOULD BE LIMITED TO 2 000 LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO WOULD BE ISSUED WITH FREE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE $60 000 PROGRAMME.

+THE 30—MINUTE LASER DISPLAY ALONE WILL COST $20 000, BUT IT IS A WORTH-WHILE ITEM AS VIRTUALLY EVERY SHA TIN RESIDENT CAN ENJOY IT FROM HIS DOORSTEP,* HE SAID.

THE MID-AUTUMN CARNIVAL IS A JOINT EFFORT BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE FOUR AREA COMMITTEES, THE COMMUNITY YOUTH OFFICE AND THE SOCIAL SERVICES AGENCIES. THE INITIAL PLANNING WORK BEGAN IN JULY.

ALL ENTRIES FOR A LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION NOW UNDER WAY WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE COMMUNITY HALLS IN THE DISTRICT FROM SEPTEMBER 30 TO OCTOBER 2.

ADDITIONALLY, EACH OF THE FOUR AREA COMMITTEES IN SHA TIN WILL PREPARE A SPECIALLY-DESIGNED LANTERN FOR DISPLAY AT THE CARNIVAL.

RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WILL ALSO STAGE A SHOW THE SAME EVENING FEATURING WELL-KNOWN SINGERS, INCLUDING LI LUNG-KI AND THE JENNY CHUNG SISTERS.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1982

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JING YING DANCE TROUPE REHEARSAL

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THE HONG KONG JING YING DANCE TROUPE WHICH WILL TAKE PART IN THE HONG KONG GALA EVENINGS ’ON-THE-ROAD’ TO BE LAUNCHED IN ERITA IN WILL STAGE A DRESS REHEARSAL TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT 7.30 PM IN QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL, SAI YEE STREET, MONG KOK.

THE TROUPE, CONSISTING OF 16 MEN AND WOMEN, HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT.

♦THE 45-MINUTE SHOW WILL FEATURE TRADITIONAL CHINESE DANCES INCLUDING LANTERN DANCE, RIBBON DANCE, BOW DANCE, LION DANCE AND FLOWER-DRUM DANCE,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

♦BESIDES, A PIPA SOLOIST OF THE DEPARTMENT’S MUSIC OFFICE WILL PERFORM A NUMBER OF PIPA PIECES INCLUDING THE FAMOUS ’AMBUSH’, HE ADDED.

THE TROUPE, LED BY A RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER, MISS CHENG KUK-LAN, WILL LEAVE FOR BRITAIN ON SEPTEMBER 25 AND RETURN ON OCTOBER 15.

THEY WILL STAGE PERFORMANCES AT THE ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE CF MUSIC IN MANCHESTER, THE MUSIC HALL AND ASSEMBLY ROOM IN EDINBURGH, THE ALBANY HOTEL IN BIRMINGHAM AND FINALLY AT THE COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE IN LONDON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE REHEARSAL TO BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT 7.30 PM AT THE HALL OF QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL IN SAI YEE STREET, MONG KOK.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1982

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR RACE MEETINGS AT HAPPY VALLEY * * * *' '

STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 22), SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR BOTH DAY AND NIGHT RACE MEETINGS AT HAPPY VALLEY THROUGHOUT THE RACE SEASON.

THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL BE INTRODUCED TWO HOURS BEFORE THE RACES STARTt

MORRISON HILL ROAD BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY NORTHBOUND, AND THE SOUTHBOUND SECTION BETWEEN WAN CHAI ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES.

LEIGHTON ROAD FROM MORRISON HILL ROAD TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD, AND BROADWOOD ROAD FROM WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD TO LINK ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ON WAY EASTBOUND.

SHAN KWONG ROAD FROM KING KWONG STREET TO HONG KONG SANATORIUM AND HOSPITAL, VILLAGE ROAD FROM SHAN KWONG ROAD TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD, AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD FROM VILLAGE ROAD TO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL ALL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY NORTHBOUND.

SPORTS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO VEHICLES EXCEPT THOSE REQUIRING ACCESS TO PREMISES IN THE AREA.

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WATER CUT IN WAN CHAI * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN WAN CHA I WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY KENNEDY ROAD, SPRING GARDEN LANE, QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND ST. FRANCIS STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FIXED PENALTY FOR PARKING OFFENCES TO BE INCREASED.............. 1

CNTA SECRETARY'S EVE-OF-POLL MESSAGE TO VOTERS ................. 2

FILMS TO DEMONSTRATE ENGLISH TEACHING TECHNIQUES................ 3

new address for tv and entertainment licensing authority .... 3

entries invited for schools dance festival ..................... 4

URBAN CLEARWAY IN NORTH POINT .................................. 5

TRAM ONLY LANE IN CAUSEWAY BAY ................................. 5

AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS ................................. c

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1982

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FIXED PENALTY FOR PARKING OFFENCES TO BE INCREASED

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED AN INCREASE IN THE FIXED PENALTY FINE FOR PARKING OFFENCES TO 1140 TO MAINTAIN ITS DETERRENT VALUE.

IF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AGREES WITH THE PROPOSAL, THE NEW FINE WILL BE INTRODUCED AFTER APRIL, 1983 WHEN THE REVISED TICKETS AND RELATED COMPUTER PROGRAMME ARE EXPECTED TO BE READY FOR USE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT ALTHOUGH THE EXISTING FINE OF S70 WAS INTRODUCED IN JULY 1980 IT WAS CALCULATED HAVING REGARD TO PRICE LEVELS IN 1978.

IN 1978, SOME 983 000 PARKING TICKETS WERE ISSUED AND THE YEARLY FIGURE GREW BY 20 PER CENT IN 1979 BUT DROPPED TO 9 PER CENT IN 1980.

THE GROWTH RATE ROSE AGAIN LAST YEAR TO 27 PER CENT WHEN A TOTAL OF SOME 1 639 000 TICKETS WERE ISSUED, AND THE MOMENTUM CONTINUED INTO THIS YEAR, WITH SOME 835 000 TICKETS ISSUED IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT RAISING THE FINE, AS IN 1980, REDUCES THE INCIDENCE OF MOTORISTS CONTRAVENING THE PARKING REGULATIONS AND THE CURRENT HIGH FIGURE SHOWS THAT THE REGULATIONS ARE AGAIN BEING EXTENSIVELY IGNORED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE INCREASE IS INTENDED TO REDUCE THE GROWTH IN ILLEGAL PARKING, THE CONGESTION IT CAUSES, AND INCONVENIENCE TO OTHER ROAD USERS, HE SAID.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS DETERRENT MEASURE, THE GOVERNMENT IS EMBARKING ON A COMPREHENSIVE CAR PARK BUILDING PROGRAMME WHICH WILL GREATLY SPEED UP THE PROVISION OF OFF-STREET PARKING SPACES.

A TOTAL OF 88 SITES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK DEVELOPMENT AND THE FIRST EIGHT SITES HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE SIX-MONTH LAND SALES PROGRAMME UP TO THE END OF MARCH NEXT YEAR. THESE SITES COVER KWUN TONG, KOWLOON BAY, SHA TIN, TAI PO, TUEN MUN AND SAI KUNG.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1982

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CNTA SECRETARY’S EVE-OF-POLL MESSAGE TO VOTERS

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THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HE BELIEVED THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WOULD SHOW THEIR CONCERN FOR THE ISSUES WHICH AFFECT THEIR DAILY LIVES BY TURNING OUT TO VOTE IN TOMORROW’S DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

HE DESCRIBED THE BOARDS AS AN EXTENSION OF THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE PEOPLE IN THE SPECIAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT BY CONSULTATION WHICH HAD BEEN EVOLVED IN HONG KONG.

♦NOT GOVERNMENT BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, BUT A SYSTEM PECULIARLY ADAPTED TO OUR OWN CIRCUMSTANCES TO INVOLVE THE PEOPLE IN DECISIONS WHICH AFFECT THEIR DAILY LIVES,♦ HE SAID.

♦OVER 7OO 000 PEOPLE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE TOMORROW AND I BELIEVE THE ELECTIONS WILL CONFIRM OUR BELIEF THAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR DISTRICTS. THE IMPROVEMENT OF THEIR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY FACILITIES. TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND ALL THE THINGS THAT AFFECT THEIR DAILY LIVES, AND WILL SHOW THEIR CONCERN, AND DESIRE TO PARTICIPATE, BY TURNING OUT TO VOTE.+

MR AKERS-JONES WAS SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE EVE OF THE ELECTIONS WHICH ARE TO BE HELD IN THE 10 DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG ISLAND AND KOWLOON.

A TOTAL OF 170 POLLING STATIONS WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 7 AM AND 11 PM FOR THE 706 000 REGISTERED ELECTORS TO CAST THEIR VOTES FOR THE 227 CANDIDATES STANDING FOR THE 74 SEATS ON THE ID DISTRICT BOARDS.

MR AKERS-JONES SAID THE ELECTIONS CAME AT THE END OF A ID-YEAR PERIOD IN WHICH HONG KONG HAD UNDERGONE A PERIOD OF DRAMATIC CHANGE.

♦IT IS DIFFICULT TO RECALL THAT IT WAS ONLY 1971 THAT THE DRY RATIONS AND COOKED MEALS OF THE FIFTIES AND THE SIXTIES WERE REPLACED BY CASH PAYMENTS FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, THAT UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION, AND NOW SECONDARY EDUCATION, HAS BEEN INTRODUCED.

♦IT HAS BEEN A PERIOD IN WHICH WE HAVE MADE A CONCERTED ATTACK ON THE PROBLEMS OF HOUSING, CRIME, POLLUTION, CLEANLINESS AND THE ENVIRONMENT. DURING THIS TIME, TOO, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, AREA COMMITTEES, DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEES AND CLEAN HONG KONG COMMITTEES WERE FORMED.

n.e™t^Wl™l<ll7D,NG~0N TH,S PLATFORM OF COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS, HAS TAKEN SHAPE» AND NOW, AS a CULMINATION

CF THESE DEVELOPMENTS, DISTRICT ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT TO BE HELD THROUGHOUT HONG KONG AND KOWLOON,♦ HE SAID.

MR AKERS-JONES THANKED THE MEDIA FOR ALL THE SUPPORT IT HAD GIVEN IN THE RUN-UP TO THE ELECTIONS AND IN PUBLICISING THE CANDIDATES AND THEIR CAMPAIGNS.

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FILMS TO DEMONSTRATE ENGLISH TEACHING TECHNIQUES ******

TWO ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING FILMS HAVE JUST BEEN PRODUCED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO DEMONSTRATE THE COMMUNICATIVE APPROACH AND SOME OF THE TEACHING TECHNIQUES RECOMMENDED IN THE REVISED ENGLISH SYLLABUSES FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THE FILMS, ENTITLED +THREE CLASSROOMS* AND ♦COMMUNICATE*, WILL BE SHOWN ON EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION ON OCTOBER 6 AT 9.40 AM AND OCTOBER 8 AT 2.40 PM RESPECTIVELY. BOTH FILMS LAST ABOUT 20 MINUTES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT A CIRCULAR HAD BEEN SENT OUT INVITING HEADS OF SCHOOLS TO MAKE SEPARATE ARRANGEMENTS TO ENABLE ALL ENGLISH TEACHERS TO SEE THE TWO FILMS.

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NEW ADDRESS FOR TV AND ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING AUTHORITY * * * *

THE TELEVISION AND ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING AUTHORITY, INCLUDING THE OFFICE OF TELEVISION AUTHORITY AND FILM CENSORSHIP AUTHORITY, WILL BE MOVED FROM ROOMS 301-307, 1802 AND 2407-10 OF INTERNATIONAL BUILDING TO THE 9TH FLOOR OF CARR IAN CENTRE, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, HONG KONG ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

ON THE DAY OF REMOVAL, THE RECEPTION COUNTER IN ROOM 301-307 WILL REMAIN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES ON FILM CENSORSHIP, TELEVISION MONITORING AND ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING.

FROM FRIDAY, THE AUTHORITY’S NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS WILL BEi 5-741215 (GENERAL ENQUIRIES), 5-741227 (TELEVISION MONITORING DIVISION), 5-742131 (FILM CENSORSHIP DIVISION), AND 5-743130 (LICENSING DIVISION).

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1982

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR SCHOOLS DANCE FESTIVAL

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STUDENTS FROM SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE 19TH SCHOOLS DANCE FESTIVAL TO BE HELD BETWEEN JANUARY 17 AND 29 NEXT YEAR.

THE FESTIVAL IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE HONG KONG SCHOOL SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

DANCE ITEMS WILL INCLUDE WESTERN FOLK OR NATIONAL DANCE, WESTERN DANCE DRAMA, CHINESE DANCE, CHINESE DANCE DRAMA, ORIENTAL DANCE AND CREATIVE DANCE.

ENTRIES WILL BE CLASSIFIED INTO A LOWER PRIMARY SECTION FOR STUDENTS FROM PRIMARY 1 TO 3; AN UPPER PRIMARY SECTION FOR STUDENTS FROM PRIMARY 4 TO 6| A SECONDARY SECTION; AND A SECTION FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.

ON HONG KONG ISLAND, THE FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT CLEMENTI MIDDLE SCHOOL IN FORTRESS HILL ROAD, NORTH POINT. IN KOWLOON, IT WILL BE HELD AT THE HONG KONG SZE YAP COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION WONG TAI SHAN MEMORIAL COLLEGE IN NAM CHEONG STREET; AND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE VENUE WILL BE AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL IN TAI HO ROAD.

EACH SCHOOL WILL HAVE TO PAY $25 FOR TAKING PART IN ONE OR MORE DANCE ITEMS.

PRIZES WILL BE IN THE FORM OF AWARDS, INCLUDING HONOURS AWARDS, HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARDS AND COMMENDED AWARD CERTIFICATES, WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED TO SCHOOLS ACCORDING TO THE MARKS GAINED IN THE PERFORMANCES.

OVERALL CHALLENGE AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THREE SECONDARY AND THREE PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE THE OVERALL HIGHEST SCORES IN THE FESTIVAL; AND A CERTIFICATE WILL BE AWARDED TO EACH PERFORMING STUDENT OF A SCHOOL WHICH ACHIEVES A COMMENDED STANDARD OR ABOVE.

EACH PARTICIPATING SCHOOL WILL BE GIVEN A SOUVENIR PENNANT.

ENTRY FORMS AND FEES MUST BE FORWARDED TO THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (PHYSICAL EDUCATION) AND MARKED ♦ATTENTION MISS MABLE MAK+, PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 6/F, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON BEFORE NOVEMBER 20.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1982

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URBAN CLEARWAY IN NORTH POINT

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IN NORTH POINT, THE SOUTHBOUND SECTION OF TONG SHU I ROAD BETWEEN JAVA ROAD AND MARBLE ROAD WILL BE USED AS AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

WITHIN THE SECTION, VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS BETWEEN 7 AM AND 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY.

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TRAM ONLY LANE IN CAUSEWAY BAY

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FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 24), ONLY TRAMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THE TRAFFIC LANE ON THE WESTBOUND TRAM TRACK OF YEE WO STREET IN CAUSEWAY BAY NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH JARDINE’S BAZAAR.

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AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION CF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT 10 AM IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI.

A TOTAL OF 35 SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING. THEY AREt

CW 813 CW 423 CW3329 CW2354 AW 3

CW 887 CW1308 CP1881 CV7667 CW 128

CW3182 CW4833 CW77O1 AU9041 CT2222

CW1948 2112 CW 113 CW 636 CV8868

CW 425 CW 831 CR8833 CW3296 CR 5

CW 348 CW2218 CW 130 CW1838 CW 833

AJ9911 CW1138 CW2899 CW4455 CW 835

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST PAY IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED BIDDERS THAT THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER WOULD BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO A VEHCILE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WITHIN 12 MONTHS CF THE AUCTION.

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

THE COMING AUCTION WILL BE THE 79TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

GOVERNOR RETURNS ON SATURDAY................................... 1

ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT......... 1

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1?82 ....................... 2

REMINDER ON STATUTORY HOLIDAY.................................. 3

USD KOWLOON REGION SPLITS INTO TWO ............................ 4

SUBSIDY FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS ................................ 5

CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION ............................. 5

PASSING-OUT PARADE OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES RECRUITS .......... 6

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN SHEUNG WAN .......................... 6

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1982

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

GOVERNOR RETURNS ON SATURDAY

X * X *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, IS DUE TO RETURN FROM PEKING ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, (BY FLIGHT CA 102, S.T.A. 1055 HOURS), AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE ARRANGED FOR THE NEWS MEDIA TO COVER THE GOVERNOR’S RETURN. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO MAKE USE OF THIS FACILITY ARE ASKED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL AT LEAST ONE HOUR BEFORE THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL.

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ACTING GOVERNOR VISITS CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT

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THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, HAD A BUSY AFTERNOON IN MEETING OFFICERS OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT AND SEEING THEM AT WORK.

SIR PHILIP JOINED THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE, hF DOUGLAS JORDAN, AND SENIOR OFFICERS AT THE SERVICE'S MESS IN RUMSEY STREET HEADQUARTERS FOR AN INFORMAL LUNCH.

A CUSTOMS LAUNCH THEN TOOK HIM TO A SHIP OFF THE HARBOUR, WHERE HE SPENT MORE THAN AN HOUR WATCHING OFFICERS CARRYING OUT SHIP RUMMAGING DUTIES, BEFORE HEADING FOR THE TAI LAM CHUNG TRAINING SCHOOL WITH MR JORDAN IN A HELICOPTER.

ON ARRIVAL HE WAS GREETED BY THE SCHOOL COMMANDANT, SUPERINTENDENT M.H. LO, AND WAS SHOWN AROUND THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AND THE MUSEUM WHICH DISPLAYED A VARIETY OF SMUGGLING DEVICES, NARCOTICS PARAPHERNALIA AND DISTILLING APPARATUS.

MR LO EXPLAINED TO SIR PHILIP THE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR THE NEWLY RECRUITED INSPECTORS AND CUSTOMS OFFICERS, INCLUDING SHOOTING PRACTICE ON THE PISTOL RANGE, LIFE SAVING, UNARMED COMBAT AND FOOT DRILL.

PUNCH, A DRUG DETECTOR DOG, ALSO DEMONSTRATED TO SIR PHILIP ITS SKILL IN SEARCHING FOR DRUGS HIDDEN IN PARCELS.

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1982 * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY PUBLISHED THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1982. THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) AND CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) FOR AUGUST 1982 WERE 132 AND 131 RESPECTIVELY. COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING MONTH. C.P.I. (A) INCREASED BY ONE POINT OR 0.8 PER CENT BUT C.P.I. (B) REMAINED UNCHANGED. WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME MONTH OF THE PRECEDING YEAR, C.P.I. (A) INCREASED BY 11 POINTS OR 9.1 PER CENT AND C.P.I. (B) BY 11 POINTS OR 9.2 PER CENT.

DURING THE MONTH, FOOD PRICES, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF FRESH FRUITS AND CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANT, ROSE. ON THE OTHER HAND, PRICES OF CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR WERE LOWER.

THE C.P.I. (A) AND C.P.I. (B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS OF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1979/80 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY. AT THAT TIME, THE C.P.I. (A) REFERRED TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $1 000 AND $3 499 A MONTH AND THE C.P.I. (B) TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $3 500 AND S6 499 A MONTH.

THE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1982 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY/SERVICE SECTIONS IK THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ARE GIVEN BELOW, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR JULY 1982 AND AUGUST 1981.

(OCTOBER 1979 TO SEPTEMBER 1980 AVERAGE - 100)

SECTION AUG 81 C.P.1.(A) JULY 82 AUG 82 C.P.I.(B)

AUG 81 JULY 82 AUG 82

FOODSTUFFS 125 136 137 125 136 137

HOUSING 116 126 126 116 126 126

FUEL AND LIGHT ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME 137 134 134 138 135 135

CONSUMPTION) CLOTHING AND 112 124 125 112 123 124

FOOTWEAR 113 132 129 112 132 129

DURABLE GOODS 108 108 108 109 110 110

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS TRANSPORT AND 109 121 122 109 118 119

VEHICLES 132 140 141 129 141 142

SERVICES 117 134 135 117 133 134

ALL ITEMS 121 131 132 120 131 131

THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY ONE POINT IN BOTH C.P.I. (A) AND C.P.I. (B). RISES WERE RECORDED IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUITS AS A RESULT OF HIGHER PRICES FOR ORANGES AND WATER MELONS AND IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES DUE TO REDUCED SUPPLY. INCREASES WERE ALSO RECORDED IN THE AVERAGE CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANT. THE EFFECT OF THE MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WAS INSIGNIFICANT.

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THUHSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1982

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED BY THREE POINTS IN BOTH C.P.I. (A) AND C.P.I. (B) AS A RESULT OF LOWER PRICES FOR f-EN’S AND WOMEN’S OUTERCLOTHING.

HIGHER PRICES FOR JEWELLERY CAUSED THE INDEX FOR MISCELLANEOUS GOODS TO INCREASE BY ONE POINT IN BOTH C.P.I. (A) AND C.P.I. (B).

THE ONE-POINT INCREASE IN THE INDEX FOR TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES IN BOTH C.P.I. (A) //ID C.P.I. (B) WAS ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE HIGHER FARES OF FERRY AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUS.

THE INDEXES FOR SERVICES INCREASED BY ONE POINT IN BOTH C.P.I. (A) AND C.P.I. (B) CWING TO HIGHER RENT FOR BANK DEPOSIT BOXES AND HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT, HAIRDRESSING, AS WELL AS HIGHER FEES CHARGED BY SCHOOLS.

DINNER PARTIES AND PRIVATE VOCATIONAL

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN THE OTHER SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE ^CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT* FOR AUGUST 1982. BEGINNING WITH THIS AUGUST 1982 ISSUE, A CHINESE AND AN ENGLISH VERSION OF THE REPORT ARE SEPARATELY PUBLISHED. BOTH ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT S3 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG.

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REMINDER ON STATUTORY HOLIDAY *

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (THURSDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT SATU-BAY, OCTC.-B 2, 1982 - THE DAY FOLLOWING THE CHINESE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL - IS ONE OF THE 10 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS APPOINTED UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

UNDER THE ORDINANCE ALL M-NUAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING DOMESTIC SERVANTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EARNINGS, AND ALL NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN S7 500 A MONTH, ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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

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

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1982

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IF THE ALTERNATIVE HOLIDAY IS 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 IS TO BE GIVEN AFTER STATUTORY HOLIDAY, THE EMPLOYEE MUST BE NOTIFIED OF THE ARRANGEMENT AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE THE HOLIDAY.

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

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE TO THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS AREi FOR KOWLOON EAST. 3-205638; KOWLOON WEST, 3-201652; KOWLOON SOUTH,3-319454; KWUN TONG,3-898520; TSUEN WAN, 0-422096; TUEN MUN,0-818443; HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST). 5-268671 AND HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) 5-282523. '

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USD KOWLOON REGION SPLITS INTO TWO * * * * ft

THE KOWLOON REGION OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS NOW BEEN SPLIT INTO KOWLOON EAST AND KOWLOON WEST ON A GEOGRAPHICAL BASIS.

THIS ARRANGEMENT FOLLOWS THE DECENTRALISATION OF THE DEPARTMENT AND IS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S GROWING FACILITIES AND SERVICES IN KOWLOON.

THE REGIONS ARE EACH HEADED BY AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES WHO WILL BE ASSISTED BY A SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT.

KOWLOON EAST LOOKS AFTER KWUN TONG, WONG TAI SIN AND KOWLOON CITY DISTRICTS WHILE KOWLOON WEST TAKES CARE OF YAU MA TEI, MONG KOK AND SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS, SWIMMING POOLS, MARKETS AND OTHER FACILITIES AS WELL IN THE PROVISION OF SUCH SERVICES AS LICENSING, CLEANSING AND HYGIENE.

HOWEVER, CEMETERY AND CREMATION AND PEST CONTROL SERVICES WILL BE CENTRALISED UNDER KOWLOON EAST WHEREAS PROSECUTION AND HAWKER LICENSING WILL BE DEALT WITH ENTIRELY BY KOWLOON WEST FOR THE WHOLE OF KOWLOON REGION.

THE HEADQUARTERS FOR KOWLOON EAST IS AT 70-78, 2/F, AMOY PLAZA, NGAU TAU KOK ROAD (TELEPHONE NO. 3-7554123) AND THAT FOR KOWLOON WEST IS AT USD DEPOT, SAI YEE STREET (TELEPHONE NO. 3-963888).

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SUBSIDY FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS * * *

YOUTH GROUPS PLANNING ANY INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT CAN APPLY FOR GRANTS UNDER A SCHEME ADMINISTERED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

THE DEPARTMENT IS INVITING APPLICATIONS UNDER THE +OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME* WHICH ENCOURAGES YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIALS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID ANY GROUP WITH SEVEN OR MORE MEMBERS AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 25, WHICH IS SPONSORED BY A SCHOOL, YOUTH AGENCY OR BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS, CAN APPLY.

♦GROUPS THAT HAVE NO SPONSORS MAY ALSO APPLY IF THEY HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THE DEPARTMENT’S COMMUNITY AND YOUTH OFFICERS (CYOS),+ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

APPLICATION FORMS AND RELEVANT INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ANY CYO AND DETAILED PROJECT PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO HIM BY OCTOBER 15, 1982.

♦EACH PROJECT WILL BE ASSESSED FOR ITS YOUTH INVOLVEMENT, COMMUNITY BENEFITS, FEASIBILITY AND OPTIMUM USE OF RESOURCES,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE MAXIMUM GRANT FOR EACH APPROVED PROJECT IS S3 500, AND THE CYOS WILL MAINTAIN CLOSE WORKING LIAISON WITH PARTICIPATING GROUPS.

IN 1981-82, MORE THAN $181 000 WAS ALLOCATED FOR 105 PROJECTS, BRINGING TO OVER $1 MILLION THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SUBSIDIES GIVEN TO SOME 750 PROJECTS SINCE THE SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN 1974.

PREVIOUS PROJECTS INCLUDED SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE DISABLED, RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND WORKS PROJECTS CARRIED OUT BY 24 000 PARTICIPANTS BENEFITING MORE THAN ONE MILLION PEOPLE.

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CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION X X * H

STUDENTS FROM SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGN COMPETITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CULTURAL CRAFTS CENTRE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT SCHOOL NON-GRADUATE TEACHERS’ UNION.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS, ONE FOR PRIMARY AND THE OTHER FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS.

EACH STUDENT MAY SUBMIT A MAXIMUM OF THREE ENTRIES THROUGH THEIR HEADS OF SCHOOLS TO THE INSPECTOR (ART), EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NOT LATER THAN OCTOBER 22.

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THERE WILL BE ONE FIRST PRIZE AND 10 RUNNERS-UP FOR EACH DIVISION. THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY THE ORGANISER AT THE END OF OCTOBER.

THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF THE DESIGN IS 210 X 297 MM.

THERE WILL BE NO RESTRICTION TO THE THEME, COLOURS OR THE TECHNIQUES OF PRESENTATION AS LONG AS IT IS TWO-DIMENSIONAL

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THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD A PASSING-OUT PARADE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) MORNING AT THE PARADE GROUND OF ITS STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR L.M. DAVIES, WILL TAKE THE SALUTE AND PRESENT SILVER WHISTLES TO TWO BEST RECRUITS.

ON PARADE WILL BE 28 OFFICERS AND 114 ASSISTANT OFFICERS WHO HAVE JUST COMPLETED SIX MONTHS’ BASIC TRAINING.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PASSING-OUT PARADE OF 142 CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS TO BE HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE, 47, TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY AT 9.45 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS AT GUARDIAN HOUSE, 32, 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI AT 9 AM SHARP.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN SHEUNG WAN * * * *

MORRISON STREET IN SHEUNG WAN BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND JERVOIS STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR SIX HOURS FROM 12.01 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) FOR CABLE LAYING WORK.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NSW HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS FOR AIRCRAFT SAFETY .................... 1

NEW FOOD REGULATIONS TO BE INTRODUCED .......................... 2

SOLUTIONS TO HE'S RECREATION AND SPORT PROBLEMS ................ 4

PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY FOR PM'S ARRIVAL.......................... 6

PRESS BADGES FOR PRIME MINISTER'S VISIT ........................ 7

NEW MAXICAB ROUTES ............................................. 7

PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY MEASURES IN HUNG HOM.................. 8

PROPOSAL TO AMEND LAW ON GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS ................ 9

AGM ATTENDS SECURITY SEMINAR .................................. 10

TENDERS INVITED FOR KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION ................... 10

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS COMPLETE TRAINING ....................... 11

EXHIBITION ON ELDERLY SERVICES ................................. H

1982 LAND SPORTS PLAY SAFE DAY................................. 12

TSUSJ WAN TO SELECT MODEL WORKER .............................. 13

FRESH WATER CUTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND .......................... 13

FIRING PRACTICE AT HA TSUEN - CASTLE PEAK RANGE ............... 14

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NEW HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS FOR AIRCRAFT SAFETY *****

A NUMBER OF FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES TO EXISTING LEGISLATION GOVERNING AIRPORT HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS AND SOME ADDITIONS TO THE SCHEDULE OF EXEMPTED BUILDINGS ARE INCLUDED IN A NEW ORDER PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

KNOWN AS THE HONG KONG AIRPORT (CONTROL OF OBSTRUCTIONS) (CONSOLIDATION) ORDER 1982, THE NEW ORDER PROVIDES FOR, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE INTRODUCTION OF HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS TO CERTAIN AREAS NOT PREVIOUSLY SUBJECT TO CONTROLS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CURRENT AIR TRAFFIC PROCEDURES- THE ADOPTION OF MORE PRECISE METRIC EQUIVALENTS OF AIRPORT HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ORIGINALLY EXPRESSED IN IMPERIAL UNITS AND THE RELAXATION OF ICIGHT RESTRICTIONS IN THE FORMER RAF KAI TAK AREA.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED TODAY THAT THE RESTRICTIONS ON HEIGHTS OF STRUCTURES WERE FOR THE SAFETY OF AIRCRAFT MOVEMENT IN THE VICINITY OF THE AIRPORT AND ITS APPROACHES AND FOR THE EFFECTIVE USE OF ASSOCIATED RADIO-NAVIGATIONAL AIDS.

♦THE AIRPORT HEIGHT LIMITS ARE BROADLY BASED ON SAFETY STANDARDS LAID DOWN BY THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION, BUT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT LOCAL TOPOGRAPHY AND EXISTING BUILDINGS AS WELL AS THE LEVEL OF PROTECTION REQUIRED FOR AIRCRAFT CARRYING OUT VARIOUS OPERATIONAL MANOEUVRES,* HE SAID.

THESE SAFETY RESTRICTIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR IN THE HONG KONG AIRPORT (CONTROL OF OBSTRUCTIONS) ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 301), ENACTED IN 1957.

SINCE THEN, AND THE TWO SUBSEQUENT ORDERS COVERING NORTH POINT IN 1966 AND MA TAU KOK IN 1967, THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORY, IMPROVEMENTS IN TECHNICAL AIDS AND CHANGES TO APPROACH PROCEDURES.

♦THIS JUSTIFIES A REVISION OF THE AIRPORT HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS, RELAXING THEM IN SOME AREAS, WHILE BRINGING AEW AREAS UNDER CONTROL,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

REFERRING TO THE NEW AREAS OF HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS, HE POINTED OUT THAT THEY WERE ON SOME HILL TOPS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND ON BEACON HILL, AS OVER-HEIGHT BUILDINGS IN THESE AREAS WOULD AFFECT RADAR PERFORMANCE, AND ON TSI NG Yl AND STONECUTTERS ISLAND, AS THEY WERE IN THE LINE OF THE RUNWAY 13 MAIN APPROACH PATH.

♦IMPOSITION OF HEIGHT LIMITS IN THESE NEW AREAS IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE SAFETY OF AIRCRAFT,^ HE SAID.

AS FOR THE RELAXATION OF HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS OVER THE FORMER RAF KAI TAK AREA, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION HAD ADVISED THAT IT WAS NECESSARY TO RESTRICT ONLY THE IMMEDIATE APRON AREA TO 45.72 METRES ABOVE PRINCIPAL DATUM AND THAT THE AREA FURTHER AWAY FROM THE RUNWAY COULD BE RELAXED TO 51.5 METRES.

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♦THE OLD RAF KAI TAK AREA CURRENTLY UNRESTRICTED WILL REMAIN SO IN VIEW OF THE CLOSE PROXIMITY OF HIGH TERRAIN AND THE LOW PROBABILITY OF AIRCRAFT FLYING OVER IT AT OTHER THAN SAFE ALTITUDES,* HE ADDED.

HOWEVER, HE EMPHASISED THAT THE RELAXATION WAS NOT RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THE POSSIBLE FUTURE RELOCATION OF THE AIRPORT.

AMONG THE EXEMPTIONS TO AIRPORT HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS APPROVED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, WAS THE PROPOSED CHAI WAN DEPOT OF THE MTRC’S ISLAND LINE WITH A HEIGHT RESTRICTION OF 60 METRES ABOVE PRINCIPAL DATUM.

PLANS CAN BE SEEN AT ALL DISTRICT LAND OFFICES AND ARE ON SALE AT THE MAPS AND PLANS SALES OFFICE, LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

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NEW FOOD REGULATIONS TO BE INTRODUCED * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT WILL SHORTLY BE INTRODUCING ONE SET OF NEW REGULATIONS AND AMENDING AN EXISTING ONE TO CONTROL THE PRESENCE OF HARMFUL SUBSTANCES AND METALLIC CONTAMINATION IN FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

THE PROPOSED REGULATIONS ON HARMFUL SUBSTANCES IN FOOD WILL LIMIT THE LEVEL OF AFLATOXINS IN FOOD TO 20 PARTS PER BILLION (PPB)/(MICROGRAMS PER KILOGRAM) OF AFLATOXINS IN PEANUT OIL AND PEANUT PRODUCTS AND 15 PPB IN OTHER FOODS.

THESE LEVELS ARE ADOPTED IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE IMPOSED IN MANY OTHER COUNTRIES.

IN 1974, THE GOVERNMENT BEGAN AN INTENSIVE STUDY AND SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME ON AFLATOXINS IN FOOD, INCLUDING CEREALS, BEANS, BUTTER, CORN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND PEANUT PRODUCTS. IN 1976, IT WAS AGREED THAT A LEVEL OF 50 PPB OF AFLATOXINS IN PEANUT OIL SHOULD BE TENTATIVELY TOLERATED, PENDING FURTHER MONITORING WITH A VIEW TO REDUCING THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE CONCENTRATION BY LEGISLATION.

THE NEW REGULATIONS ARE NOW PROPOSED AFTER YEARS OF STUDY. MONITORING AND CONSULTATIONS WITH VARIOUS OVERSEAS AUTHORITIES AND PARTIES CONCERNED.

THEY WILL ALSO INTRODUCE A STATUTORY LIMIT ON THE LEVEL CF ERUCIC ACID IN FOOD BY ADOPTING THE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITIES (EEC), THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (FAO/WHO).

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UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS, THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED CONCENTRATION OF ERUCIC ACID IN ANY FOOD TO WHICH OIL OR FAT OR A MIXTURE THEREOF HAS BEEN ADDED WILL BE FIVE PER CENTUM BY WEIGHT OF THEIR FATTY ACID CONTENT OF ALL THE OILS AND FATS IN THE FOOD. IN ANY OIL OR FAT OR ANY MIXTURE THEREOF, THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED CONCENTRATION WILL BE FIVE PER CENTUM BY WEIGHT OF THEIR FATTY ACID CONTENT.

THE LEGISLATIONS WILL ALSO PROHIBIT THE IMPORTATION AND SALE OF FOOD CONTAINING AFLATOXINS AND ERUCIC ACID IN EXCESSIVE CONCENTRATIONS. ANY PERSON WHO CONTRAVENES THE LEGISLATIONS WILL BE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $10 000 AND TO IMPRISONMENT FOR SIX MONTHS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE GOVERNMENT IS ALSO PROPOSING TO INTRODUCE A REVISED SET OF REGULATIONS TO REPLACE THE EXISTING ONE BY REMOVING THE IMPRACTICAL ZERO TOLERANCE LEVEL AND PROVIDING SAFE MAXIMUM CONCENTRATIONS FOR THE THREE HITHERTO PROHIBITED PETALS IN FOOD, NAMELY, ANTIMONY, CADMIUM AND CHROMIUM WHICH CAN BE NATURALLY PRESENT IN CERTAIN FOODS THROUGH ABSORPTION FROM SOIL AND WATER.

WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW REGULATIONS, THE PRESENCE OF THESE THREE METALS WILL BE PERMITTED IN SPECIFIED FOODS PROVIDING THE MAXIMUM CONCENTRATIONS PRESCRIBED IN THE SCHEDULE OF THE REGULATIONS ARE NOT EXCEEDED.

IN DETERMINING THE MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE LEVELS FOR ANTIMONY, CADMIUM AND CHROMIUM, CONSIDERATION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO LOCAL EATING HABITS. IN ADDITION, DIFFERENT FOODSTUFFS HAVE BEEN SAMPLED AND A DIET SURVEY UNDERTAKEN TO ESTIMATE THE METALLIC CONCENTRATIONS PRESENT. REFERENCE HAS ALSO BEEN MADE TO THE LEVELS PRESCRIBED IN OTHER COUNTRIES, BASED ON SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS OF THE FAO/WHO AND NATIONAL BODIES.

THE REGULATIONS WILL ALSO PROHIBIT THE SALE AND IMPORTATION CF FOOD CONTAINING ANY METAL IN SUCH AMOUNT AS TO BE DANGEROUS OR PREJUDICIAL TO HEALTH.

UNDER THE TWO SETS OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS - HARMFUL SUBSTANCES IN FOOD REGULATIONS 1982 AND FOOD ADULTERATION (METALLIC CONTAMINATION) REGULATIONS 1982 - THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES MAY, BY NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE, AMEND THE CONCENTRATIONS SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULES.

TO EMPOWER THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES TO MAKE THESE AMENDMENTS, A NEW BILL GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY) WILL BE INTRODUCED AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SHORTLY.

THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 3) BILL 1982 WILL ADD A NEW SECTION 55(3) TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDINANCE, SO AS TO ENABLE THE DIRECTOR TO AMEND ANY PROVISION RELATING TO THE REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE COMPOSITION OF FOOD AND DRUGS IN THE LIGHT OF LOCAL OR OVERSEAS SCIENTIFIC FINDINGS.

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SOLUTIONS TO HK’S RECREATION AND SPORT PROBLEMS *****

HONG KONG’S NATURAL ASSETS — ITS COUNTRYSIDE AND THE SURROUNDING SEA — ARE BEING UTILISED TO PROVIDE AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE TO MEET THE BURGEONING RECREATIONAL NEEDS CF THE POPULATION, THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

ADDITIONALLY, HONG KONG MUST SEEK, WHEREVER POSSIBLE, TO TURN OTHERWISE UNPRODUCTIVE SPACE INTO USEFUL RECREATION AREAS, HE SAID IN REFERENCE TO THE ACUTE SHORTAGE OF SPACE IN HONG KONG AND ITS HUGE POPULATION.

MR WIGGHAM WAS SPEAKING AT THE SEVENTH COMMONWEALTH AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPORT, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION AND DANCE WHICH IS BEING HELD IN BRISBANE, AUSTRAL I A.

THE COMMISSIONER, WHOSE TALK IS ENTITLED ^DEVELOPMENT IN RECREATION AND SPORT — A HONG KONG APPROACH*, IS ACCOMPANIED BY ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (RECREATION AND SPORT), MR DICKEN YUNG.

HE SAID THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT WAS FORMED A YEAR AGO TO MEET DEMANDS FOR MORE ACTIVE RECREATIONAL OUTLETS.

♦BECAUSE OF OUR OWN PECULIAR CONDITIONS IN HONG KONG, AND SINCE LAND IS ALWAYS AT A PREMIUM (WITH RESULTANT VERY HIGH LEVELS OF RENT) A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF INGENUITY, NOT TO SAY IMPROVISATION, IS REQUIRED IN THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES FOR RECREATION AND SPORT,♦ HE SAID.

♦THIS HAS PRODUCED SOME INTERESTING SOLUTIONS » SCHOOL FACILITIES ARE WIDELY USED FOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES AFTER SCHOOL HOURSI FLOOD LIGHTING IS GENERALLY PROVIDED AT PUBLIC AMENITIES TO EXTEND THEIR USAGE INTO LATE EVENINGS, IT IS A CONDITION OF LAND GRANT FOR PRIVATE RECREATIONAL CLUBS THAT THEIR GROUNDS SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR ORGANISATION OF PUBLIC PROGRAMMES.*

GIVING EXAMPLES OF MAKESHIFT FACILITIES BEING MADE USE OF, MR WIGGHAM CITED THE FOLLOWING!

* AN EX-ARMY CAMP (SAI KUNG), AT ONE TIME USED AS A REFUGEE CENTRE, CONVERTED INTO A RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE!

* THE TOP THREE FLOORS OF AN UNDER-UTILISED MULTI-STOREY CARPARK (HUNG HOM) CONVERTED INTO AN INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE;

* A FORMER FIRE STATION IN A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE (TAI HING IN TUEN MUN) CONVERTED INTO A COMMUNITY FITNESS CENTRE;

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* QUARTERS BUILT FOR ENGINEERS ON A MASSIVE RESERVOIR SCHEME (HIGH ISLAND) CONVERTED INTO A HOLIDAY VILLAGE WITH ACCOMMODATION POR 3OO»

* A RESERVOIR WORKS SITE CONVERTED INTO A WATER SPORTS CENTRE (HIGH ISLAND), AND

* THE ROOF OF A 28-STOREY HOUSING BLOCK (LAI TAK TSUEN) CONVERTED INTO A MINI-TENNIS CENTRE.

IN A FURTHER ATTEMPT TO REDRESS DEFICIENCIES, HE CONTINUED, THE USE OF EXISTING FACILITIES MUST BE MAXIMISED BECAUSE A FACILITY, HOWEVER WELL DESIGNED AND ATTRACTIVE, WILL SELDOM INDUCE FULL UTILISATION BY CASUAL USE ALONE.

THIS IS ACHIEVED BY PROMOTIONAL EFFORT SO THAT PEAK-HOUR DEMANDS CAN BE PLATEAUED OFF INTO SLACK PERIODS. IN ADDITION, NEIGHBOURHOOD SPORTS ACTIVITIES ARE ORGANISED ON A GROUP BASIS BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS, EARLY IN THE MORNING BEFORE THEY GO TO WORK, OR AT OTHER OFF-PEAK HOURS FOR SHIFT WORKERS AND HOUSEWIVES, HE SAID.

ALTHOUGH MAKESHIFT FACILITIES ARE UTILISED, MR WIGGHAM EMPHASISED THAT HE MUST NOT GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT THESE ARE THE ONLY ONES AVAILABLE.

♦CONSIDERABLE FUNDS HAVE BEEN SPENT IN RECENT YEARS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NETWORK OF DISTRICT FACILITIES, AND A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FACILITIES FOR VARIOUS SPORTS,♦ HE SAID.

♦IN URBAN AREAS, THESE FACILITIES ARE HANDED OVER BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO BE MANAGED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND MUCH OF THE CREDIT FOR THE DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE AVAILABILITY OF FACILITIES IN RECENT YEARS MUST GO TO THE ENTHUSIASTIC MEMBERS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL.♦

THE COMMISSIONER SAID MANY INDOOR MULTI-PURPOSE GAMES COMPLEXES HAD TO BE BUILT BECAUSE OF SCARCITY OF SUITABLE SITES, WITH THE MOST AMBITIOUS ONE — THE AIR-CONDITIONED QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM — COMPLETED TWO YEARS AGO.

CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR ANOTHER FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED INDOOR STADIUM, THE 12 500-SEAT COLISEUM, IS NEARING COMPLETION AND IT WILL PROVIDE HONG KONG WITH THE MOST UP-TO-DATE FACILITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL SPORTS EVENTS AND MASS PERFORMANCES.

MR WIGGHAM ALSO GAVE EXAMPLES OF HOW THE HONG KONG SOLUTION BY BUILDING UPWARDS WERE BEING APPLIED IN A NUMBER OF PROJECTS WHICH WHEN COMPLETED WOULD ENABLE PEOPLE TO ENJOY RECREATION AND SPORTS AT THEIR VERY DOORSTEP.

THESE INCLUDE INCORPORATING SPORT AND OTHER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN URBAN COUNCIL’S PLANS TO RE-DEVELOP OLD MARKETS.


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MR WIGGHAM SAID SINCE THE VAST NUMBER OF SPORT AND RECREATION PROJECTS ARE SQUEEZED INTO CORNERS AND SKYWARDS, THERE IS ONE HAPPY EXCEPTION — THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, BUILT ON 41 ACRES OF RECLAIMED LANDS IN SHA TIN.

WE HAVE HAD TO GRAPPLE WITH MANY PROBLEMS, IN PARTICULAR, AS HAS BEEN INDICATED, THE PROBLEM OF SPACE t WE HAVE TACKLED THESE PROBLEMS IN OUR OWN WAY AND PRODUCED PRAGMATIC SOLUTIONS,♦ HE SAID.

DEMANDS CONTINUE TO INCREASE AND HONG KONG MUST THINK CF NEW WAYS OF MAXIMISING BOTH FACILITIES AND MANPOWER.

RECENT STEPS IN THIS DIRECTION INCLUDE THE DRAWING UP OF A SPORTS DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR YOUTH, AND AN OVERALL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SPORT.♦

IN THESE EXERCISES WE SHALL LEARN EAGERLY FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERS — BUT YET AGAIN, I HAVE NO DOUBT, COME UP WITH HONG KONG ANSWERS TO HONG KONG PROBLEMS,* *4? WIGGHAM ADDED.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY FOR PM’S ARRIVAL * * * *

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE ARRANGED FOR THE NEWS MEDIA AT HONG KONG AIRPORT TO COVER THE ARRIVAL OF THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT HON MARGARET THATCHER.

EDITORS ARE ADVISED THAT IN VIEW OF THE LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE AT THE PRESS POSITION, ONLY ONE PHOTOGRAPHER FROM EACH NEWSPAPER CAN BE ADMITTED. THE NUMBER OF FILMING CREWS FOR EACH TELEVISION STATION, BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS, WILL BE LIMITED TO NOT MORE THAN THREE PERSONS. UNDER THIS ARRANGEMENT, IT IS HOPED, PHOTOGRAPHERS/CAMERAMEN WILL HAVE ADEQUATE OPPORTUNITIES TO RECORD THE ARRIVAL OF THE PRIME MINISTER.

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN COVERING THE OCCASION SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM IN THE ARRIVAL HALL BY 1.20 PM.

IN ADDITION TO THEIR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD OR PASSPORT, PRESS REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR STAFF CARD ISSUED BY THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEWSPAPER OR TV STATION FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.

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PRESS BADGES FOR ACCREDITED MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GENERAL OFFICE OF THE PRESS ROOM, GIS, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, 6TH FLOOR, AS FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT SOME FORM OF IDENTIFICATION, SUCH AS PRESS MASSES, NEWSPAPER IDENTIFICATION CARDS OR A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR SHOULD BE PRODUCED WHEN COLLECTING THE BADGES.

THE MEDIA WILL BE GIVEN EVERY POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE DURING THE PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT, BUT LIMITATIONS ON SPACE IN SOME CASES HAVE MADE IT DIFFICULT TO MEET ALL REQUESTS AS MOST PRESS POSITIONS HAVE BEEN HEAVILY OVER-SUBSCRIBED. AS A RESULT, IT IS REGRETTED THAT CERTAIN APPLICATIONS FOR PRESS BADGES CANNOT BE MET.

GIS PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE COVERING THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS AND A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE TRANSMITTED OVER THE FACSIMILE NETWORK AFTER EACH FUNCTION. PRINTS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS PRESS ROOM.

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NEW MAX I CAB ROUTES X X X

NEW MAXICAB ROUTES - NO. 32 (NORTH POINT - CENTRAL) AND HO- 33 (N0RTH POINT - WAN CHAI FERRY PIER) - WILL START OPERATION FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

OTD R0UJE 32 W,LL RUN FR0M N0RTH po'NT TO CENTRAL VIA CHEUNG HONG STREET, KIN WAH STREET, NORTH VIEW STREET, FORT STREET, CHEUNG HONG STREET, KING’S ROAD, TUNG LO WAN ROAD, CAUSEWAY ROAD, ^'GHTON MORRISON HILL ROAD, WAN CHAI ROAD, FLEMING ROAD, LOCKHART POAD, FENWICK STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD, HARCOURT ROAD, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, CLUB STREET, CHATER ROAD AND LAMBETH WALK.

RETURN TRIPS WILL BE VIA LAMBETH WALK, COTTON TREE DRIVE H*RCOURT ROAD, MURRAY ROAD, QUEENSWAY, HENNESSY ROAD, FENWICK R0AD» WAN CHAI R0AD» MORRISON HILL ROAD, LEIGHTON R$A?’tPENNINGTON STREET, YEE WO STREET, CAUSEWAY ROAD, HING FAT LAU Ll STREET» ELECTRIC ROAD, YACHT STREET, NGAN MOK STREET, LAU LI STREET, KING’S ROAD, NORTH POINT ROAD. JAVA ROAD R0AD’ N0RTH V,EW STREET» FORT STREET AND’ vntUFiw nUNu ointtl.

. MAXICABS ON THIS ROUTE WILL OPERATE FROM 6.30 AM TO 12.05 AM 11 5QXT0 $2T5O*NTERVALS DURING PEAK H0URS- FARES WILL RANGE FROM

R°9T! 33 WILL RUN FR0M N0RTH P°1NT To WAN CHAI VIA HEALTHY ^EEJ EAST» K,NG’S ROAD, CAUSEWAY ROAD, IRVING STREET, PENNINGTON HENNESSY ROAD, TONNOCHY ROAD, LOCKHART ROAD, FLEMING ROAD AND WAN CHAI FERRY ROAD.

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RETURN TRIPS WILL BE VIA WAN CHAI FERRY ROAD, FLEMING ROAD, LOCKHART ROAD, EAST POINT ROAD, GREAT GEORGE STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD, CAUSEWAY ROAD, HING FAT STREET, GORDON ROAD, ELECTRIC ROAD, JAVA ROAD, HEALTHY STREET EAST, KING’S ROAD, MODEL LANE, TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD AND HEALTHY STREET EAST.

OPERATING HOURS WILL BE FROM 6 AM TO 11.05 PM DAILY, WITH A PEAK-PERIOD FREQUENCY OF EVERY 12 MINUTES. FARES WILL RANGE FROM $1 TO $2.

MEANWHILE, STARTING 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 25), PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THESE MAXICAB TERMINI AT LAMBETH WALK, WAN CHAI FERRY ROAD AND THE SECTION OF HEALTHY STREET EAST BETWEEN KING’S ROAD AND TSAT TSZ MUI ROAD.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY MEASURES IN HUNG HOM * * * M

THE AVERAGE BUS JOURNEY TIME ALONG WUHU STREET IN HUNG HOM IS EXPECTED TO BE SHORTENED BY MORE THAN HALF WHEN NEW TRAFFIC MEASURES ARE IMPLEMENTED ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED IN NEIGHBOURING STREETS AND ROADS WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS COUPLED WITH BUS PRIORITY ROUTINGS THE SAME DAY.

GENERAL TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA IS ALSO EXPECTED TO IMPROVE CONSIDERABLY.

THESE MEASURES FORM PHASE TWO OF A PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME TO EASE CONGESTION IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN.

THE FIRST PHASE, IMPLEMENTED EARLIER THIS MONTH, HAS BROUGHT CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENTS TO TRAFFIC CIRCULATION ALONG MA TAU WAI ROAD.

THE AIM OF THE FULL SCHEME IS TO CURTAIL KERBSIDE ACTIVITIES, IMPROVE JUNCTION CAPACITIES AND PROVIDE BUS PRIORITY ROUTINGS.

THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) »

TAKU STREET WILL BE RESERVED FOR FRANCHISED BUSES ONLY.

VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM MA TAU WAI ROAD SOUTHBOUND INTO WUHU STREET.

. RIGHT TURNS FROM TAK MAN STREET WESTBOUND INTO DOCK STREET, 'AND FROM WUHU STREET WESTBOUND INTO MA TAU wAI ROAD WILL BE BANNED.

-EFT ’URNS FROM WUHU STREET WESTBOUND INTO GILLIES AVENUE, AND "^OM LOK SHAN ROAD EASTBOUND INTO MA TAU «Al ROAD WILL ALSO BE* PROHIBITED. ■»

STATION LANE NEAR ITS JUNCTION WIT- MA TAU wAI ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED AS AN URBAN CLEARWA* "ROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM A PM TO 7 3M DAILY.

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CLEARWAY RESTRICTION WILL ALSO BE IMPOSED ON THE FOLLOWING STREETS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM EVERYDAYi

* WUHU STREET BETWEEN GILLIES AVENUE AND DOCK STREET.

* TAK MAN STREET BETWEEN wUHU STREET AND A POINT 50 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH DOCK STREET.

* THE NORTHBOUND SECTION OF GILLTES AVENUE BETWEEN BAKER STREET AND WUHU STREET.

* THE SOUTHBOUND SECTION OF GILLIES AVENUE BETWEEN WUHU STREET AND BULKELEY STREET.

* DOCK STREET BETWEEN STATION LANE AND BULKELEY STREET.

* THE EASTBOUND SECTION OF BULKELEY STREET BETWEEN DOCK CTDCpT AMD CTRCCT

* THE WESTBOUND SECTION OF BULKELEY STREET BETWEEN DOCK STREET AND WHAMPOA STREET.

* MING ON STREET BETWEEN BULKELEY STREET AND BAKER STREET.

* BAKER STREET BETWEEN MING ON STREET AND GILLIES AVENUE.

* MARSH STREET BETWEEN BULKELEY STREET AND WUHU STREET.

HOWEVER, PEAK-HOUR CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS ON WUHU STREET BETWEEN GILLIES AVENUE AND DOCK STREET WILL BE RESCINDED.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE FOLLOWING STREETS WILL BE RE-ROUTEDi

* DOCK STREET BETWEEN TAK MAN STREET AND BULKELEY STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY SOUTHBOUND.

* BULKELEY STREET BETWEEN DOCK STREET AND WHAMPOA STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY WESTBOUND.

* MARSH STREET BETWEEN BULKELEY STREET AND WUHU STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY NORTHBOUND.

* KUN YAM STREET BETWEEN WUHU STREET AND BULKELEY STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY SOUTHBOUND.

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PROPOSAL TO AMEND LAW ON GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS *****

THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROPOSED TO AMEND THE LAW ON GUARDIANSHIP CF MINORS TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE WISHES OF THE CHILDREN IN PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT BEFORE THE COURTS ARE GIVEN DUE CONSIDERATION.

IN ADDITION, THE COURTS CAN CONSIDER ANY REPORT PROVIDED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE.

THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, UNDER THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1982, ALSO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROVISION IN THE LAW TO ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN.

THE PROVISION IS THAT IN COURT PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO THE CUSTODY, UPBRINGING Oft ADMINISTRATION OF PROPERTY OR INCOME OF A MINOR, THE WELFARE OF THE MINOR IS THE FIRST AND PARAMOUNT CONSIDERATION.

HOWEVER THE COMMON LAW WHICH GIVES THE MOTHER OF AN ILLEGITIMATE CHILD A GREATER CLAIM THAN THE FATHER IN THE PROCEEDINGS WILL STILL APPLY.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1982

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AGM ATTENDS SECURITY SEMINAR

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MR R.A. SIEGEL, AIRPORT GENERAL MANAGER, WILL ATTEND THE ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AIRLINE SECURITY OFFICERS’ SEMINAR OPENING IN ATLANTA, U.S.A. ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

THE FOUR-DAY CONFERENCE WILL BE ATTENDED BY SECURITY OFFICIALS FROM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS AND AIRLINES.

BROAD-RANGING SECURITY SUBJECTS COVERING PASSENGER, CARGO AND BAGGAGE SECURITY AS WELL AS EFFECTIVENESS OF SECURITY PROGRAMMES WILL BE DISCUSSED.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION * * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING A SITE IN KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION FOR SALE BY TENDER.

THE SITE, COVERING AN AREA OF ABOUT 4 736 SQUARE METRES, IS INTENDED FOR THE MANUFACTURE AND STORAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS ONLY.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS NOVEMBER 5, 1982.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES, AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND TENDER PLANS INSPECTED AT, THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

* LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, (KOWLOON WEST), KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON.

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN, TAI PO, NORTH, YUEN LONG, TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

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CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS COMPLETE TRAINING * * *

FIFTY-FOUR RECRUIT OFFICERS OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WERE TODAY (FRIDAY) AWARDED CERTIFICATES FOLLOWING THEIR COMPLETION OF A ONE-YEAR ORIENTATIONAL TRAINING COURSE.

THEY COMPRISED 25 OFFICERS AND 29 ASSISTANT OFFICERS.

THE COURSE, CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY, INCLUDED SIX MONTHS’ FIELD TRAINING IN VARIOUS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

AT A CEREMONY HELD IN THE INSTITUTE, WOMAN SUPERINTENDENT BONNIE WONG PRESENTED THE TRAINING CERTIFICATES TO THE RECIPIENTS.

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EXHIBITION ON ELDERLY SERVICES * * *

AN EXHIBITION INTRODUCING VARIOUS SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY WILL BE HELD IN KWUN TONG ON .UNDAY AND MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26 AND 27) IN RESPONSE TO THIS YEAR’S WORLD ASSEMBLY ON AGING. '

TW0"DAY EXHIBITION IS ALSO INTENDED TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE NEEDS OF ELDERLY PEOPLE AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY.

IT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM AND FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM ON MONDAY AT THE KWUN TONG VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE, 5

11 AM TO 5 PM ON SUNDAY HONG KONG CHRISTIAN SERVICE TSUI PING ROAD.

™E EXHIBITION IS ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT ELDERLY ^m SatS0"<IRDINATING COMMITTEE, WHICH COMPRISES REPRESENTATIVES FROM BOTH VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

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TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY ON SUNDAY AM AND THE EXHIBITION THAT FOLLOWS.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1982

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1982 LAND SPORTS PLAY SAFE DAY * * * *

ACCIDENTS ARISING FROM LAND SPORT ACTIVITIES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1982 INCREASED BY MORE THAN 50 PER CENT OVER THE SAME PERIOD CF 1981, ACCORDING TO A REPORT COMPILED BY THE COMMITTEE ON SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS.

THE REPORT, ENTITLED +ACCIDENTS ARISING FROM OUTDOOR PURSUITS*. SAID THAT FROM JANUARY TO JUNE THIS YEAR, 136 ACCIDENTS, INVOLVING THREE FATAL CASUALTIES, WERE REPORTED.

IN THE SAME PERIOD OF 1981, ONLY ONE PERSON DIED AND 90 ACCIDENTS WERE REPORTED.

IN VIEW OF THE RISING NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS, THE COMMITTEE, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF LAND SPORTS BODIES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, WILL LAUNCH +LAND SPORTS PLAY SAFE DAY* ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) AT 9 AM AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATION GROUND WHERE EXPERTS WILL GIVE SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS ON VARIOUS LAND SPORT ACTIVITIES.

THE DEMONSTRATIONS WILL COVER ARCHERY, CYCLING, ORIENTEERING, HIKING, ROLLER-SKATING, RADIO-CONTROLLED MODEL HELICOPTERS FLYING AND CAMPING.

♦THE OCCASION IS A MAJOR VEHICLE IN THE OVERALL PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TO DRIVE HOME THE 'PLAY SAFE’ MESSAGE TO ALL THOSE WHO ENJOY OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES,* SAID MR HOWARD YOUNG. CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING PARTY ON THE 1982 LAND SPORTS PLAY SAFE DAY.

♦WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MASS MEDIA, IT IS HOPED THAT THE 'PLAY SAFE’ ADVICE WILL HELP REDUCE THE ACCIDENT RATE IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS,* HE ADDED.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE *1982 LAND SPORTS PLAY SAFE DAY* TO BE HELD AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATION GROUND, TSUI PING ROAD. KWUN TONG, ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

THE HON CHARLES YEUNG SIU-CHO, UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL BE AMONG THE PRINCIPAL GUESTS ATTENDING THE OCCASION.

TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED TO TAKE THE PRESS TO AND FROM THE VENUE. TWO 11-SEATER VANS WILL LEAVE THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER TSIM SHA TSUI AT 8.15 AM SHARP AND RETURN AT ABOUT NOON.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO GIVE ASSISTANCE.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1982

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TSUEN WAN TO SELECT MODEL WORKER

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TSUEN WAN’S FACTORY OPERATORS ARE BEING INVITED TO NOMINATE THEIR STAFF TO COMPETE IN A MODEL WORKER AWARD SCHEME TO BE LAUNCHED NEXT WEEK.

THE AWARD SCHEME, HELD ANNUALLY SINCE 1980, IS INTENDED TO AROUSE WORKERS’ INTEREST IN THEIR JOBS AND PROMOTE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE INDUSTRY.

DETAILS OF THE SCHEME WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO EE ELD AT 3 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) IN THE CALIPH ROOM C.. THE 16TH FLOOR OF THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL, TSIM SHA TSUI.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE SCHEME’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAM KIN-MING- THE COMMITTEE CHA IRMA':, DR LAI MING-WAH- AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER OF TSI NG Yl, MR TAM WING-PONG, WILL BE PRESENT.

THE SCHEME IS BEING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD’S INDUSTRIAL SUB-COMMITTEE, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIES IN TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES APE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) AT 3 PM AT THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL IN TSIM SHA TSUI.

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FRESH WATER CUTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE INTERRUPTED FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE DIVERSION OF A WATER MAIN.

THE INTERRUPTION WILL AFFECT PREMISES ON BROADWOOD ROAD, HOLLY ROAD, GREEN LANE, BROOM ROAD, BRIAR AVENUE, BLUE POOL ROAD BETWEEN CHEONG MING STREET AND TAI HANG ROAD, AND 148-156 TAI HANG ROAD.

HAPPY VIEW TERRACE, WESLEY VILLAGE, CHING MAN VILLAGE, AND SO KON PO COTTAGE RESETTLEMENT AREA WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

ON THE SAME DAY, FRESH WATER SUPPLY WILL ALSO BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 P* IK ThE SOUTHERN DISTRICT TO FACILITATE A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ABERDEEN TUNNEL, GRANTHAM HOSPITAL AND SUN WAI VILLAGE, AS -ELL AS PREMISES ON WONG CHUK HANG ROAD FROM ABERDEEN TECHNICAL SCHOOL TO SHOUSON HILL ROAD, YIP KAN STREET, TONG BIN LANE, YIP FAT STREET, HEUNG YIP ROAD, NAM FUNG ROAD AND WONG CHUK HANG PATH.

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FIRING PRACTICE AT HA TSUEN - CASTLE PEAK RANGE * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN - CASTLE PEAK RANGE FOR 15 DAYS NEXT MONTH.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE FLYING.

THE DATES AND TIMES OF THE PRACTICE ARE AS FOLLOWS i-

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OCTOBER 5 (TUESDAY) 8

OCTOBER 6 (WEDNESDAY) 8

OCTOBER 7 (THURSDAY) 8

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OCTOBER 9 (SATURDAY) 8 AM - 11 PM

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OCTOBER 11 (MONDAY) 9 AM 5 PM

OCTOBER 12 (TUESDAY) 8 AM 5 PM

OCTOBER 13 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM 5 PM

OCTOBER 14 (THURSDAY) 8 AM 5 PM

OCTOBER 15 (FRIDAY) 8 AM 5 PM

OCTOBER 16 (SATURDAY) 8 AM 5 PM

OCTOBER 20 (WEDNESDAY) 9 AM 5 PM

OCTOBER 21 (THURSDAY) 8 AM 5 PM

OCTOBER 22 (FRIDAY) 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 25, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRIME MINISTER ARRIVING FROM GUANGZHOU ......................... 1

PRIME MINISTER'S PRESS CONFERENCE............................... 1

APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES 2

MUCH PROGRESS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ...................... 2

NURSERY SERVICE BEING EXTENDED ................................. 3

OPENING OF TUEN MUN ROAD SECOND CARRIAGEWAY .................... 4

LITTLE RECOGNITION FOR DEMANDING JOB ........................... 4

JPC MEMBERS LAUNCH TREE-PLANTING DAY ........................... 5

POSTER CONTEST DRA.'S HIGH STANDARD ENTRIES .................... 6

RAINBOW BRIGADE BRIGHTENS UP CHESHIRE HOME...................... 6

SPECIAL CaR NUMBERS SALE BY AUCTION ............................ 7

RE-ROUTING OF WHAMPOA STREET ................................... 7

PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE IN CAUSE.7AY BAY........................... 8

FIRING PRACTICE

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1982

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PRIME MINISTER ARRIVING FROM GUANGZHOU * * *

PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER AND MR DENIS THATCHER ARE DUE TO ARRIVE FROM GUANGZHOU ON AN RAF VC 10 TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT ABOUT 2.45 PM.

THEY WILL BE GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE AND LADY YOUDE. THE GOVERNOR WILL THEN INTRODUCE HIS AIDE-DE-CAMP, MR PAUL CROFT? THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE I THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL JOHN CHAPPLE; THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG? THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR ROGER LOBO? THE ACTING DOYEN OF THE CONSULAR CORPS, MR ALFRED PREISSL, WHO IS THE CONSUL GENERAL OF AUSTRIA? THE SENIOR COMMONWEALTH COMMISSIONER, MR F.A. MULLER, WHO IS THE COMMISSIONER FOR NEW ZEALAND? AND THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF NEW CHINA NEWS AGENCY, MR WANG KUANG.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN COVERING THE ARRIVAL ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE TERMINAL BUILDING BY 1.20 PM AT THE LATEST.

IN ADDITION TO THEIR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS OR PASSPORTS, FED IA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BRING THEIR STAFF CARDS ISSUED BY THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEWSPAPER/TV STATION FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES.

AS SPACE IN THE PRESS POSITION IS LIMITED, ONLY ONE PHOTOGRAPHER FROM EACH NEWSPAPER WILL BE ADMITTED. THE NUMBER CF FILMING CREWS FOR EACH TELEVISION STATION, OVERSEAS AND LOCAL, WILL BE LIMITED TO NOT MORE THAN THREE PERSONS.

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

PRIME MINISTER’S PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE GIVEN BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT HON MARGARET THATCHER ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) WILL BEGIN AT 4.30 PM (REPEAT 4.30 PM) INSTEAD OF 4 PM AS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED.

ACCREDITED MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER SHOULD BE SEATED BY 4.20 PM.

EDITORS ARE REQUESTED TO NOTE THAT ADMISSION WILL BE BY BADGE HOLDERS ONLY. ALL PERSONS ENTERING THE PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE PROOF OF IDENTITY ISSUED BY THE ORGANISATION THEY REPRESENT.

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APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES * * ft *

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF MR G.J. OSBORNE AS DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES TO HEAD THE NEW ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

MR OSBORNE IS 53 YEARS OLD. HE JOINED THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN I960 AS A MECHANICAL ENGINEER IN THE THEN PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT.

HIS CAREER TO DATE HAS BEEN SPENT IN THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING FIELDS. HE WAS UNTIL HIS PRESENT APPOINTMENT PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER AND WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE FORMER ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS DEVOTING A SUBSTANTIAL PROPORTION OF ITS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WORK TO THE ASSESSMENT OF POTENTIAL SITES FOR MAJOR NEW SOURCES OF POLLUTING EMISSIONS, THE COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DR STUART REED, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT A SYMPOSIUM ON ^-DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN CHINA AND HONG KONG* AT THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY, DR REED SAID THE INITIAL SELECTION OF A SITE FOR A MAJOR NEW SOURCE OF POLLUTING EMISSIONS IS ALWAYS THE KEY STEP IN THE SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION OF SUCH EMISSIONS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT.

♦WHAT IS ENCOURAGING*, HE CONTINUED, *IS THE INCREASING TENDENCY FOR MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS TO BE REFERRED TO THE EPA AT THE EARLIEST STAGE SO THAT ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS CAN BE INCORPORATED AT THE OUTSET.*

♦ALREADY, THROUGH THIS PROCESS, MUCH HAS BEEN DONE BY THE EPA TO AVOID WIDESPREAD AND INTRACTABLE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS DEVELOPING IN THE FUTURE,* DR REED CLAIMED.

CITING EXAMPLES TO BACK UP THIS CLAIM, DR REED DESCRIBED THE WORK THAT HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT ON THE ASSESSMENT OF THE TAP SHEK KOK POWER STATION, DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TOWNS IN TOLO HARBOUR AND JUNK BAY, AND PLANNING FOR THE DISPOSAL OF THE INCREASING QUANTITIES OF SOLID WASTES BEING PRODUCED EACH DAY IN THE TERRITORY.

TO SUPPORT THIS WORK, THE EPA HAS INITIATED EXTENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING PROGRAMMES COVERING WATER AND AIR QUALITY, NOISE, WASTE AR IS INGS AND RECYCLING.

BUT DR REED POINTED OUT IT IS NO GOOD JUST MONITORING LEVELS OF POLLUTION OR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE.

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♦THOUGH THIS WORK IS NECESSARY, WE MUST BE ABLE ALSO TO PREDICT THE FUTURE EFFECTS OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ON THE ENVIRONMENT,+ HE STRESSED.

THE NEED TO MAKE PREDICTIONS OF THIS SORT HAS LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG OF SOME OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST AND MOST SOPHISTICATED PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND NEW MODELS ARE BEING DEVELOPED TO COVER NEW PROJECTS, MR REED SAID.

♦THROUGH THE USE OF THESE MODELS AND THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OUR MONITORING PROGRAMMES. WE ARE IN A GOOD POSITION TO SAFEGUARD HONG KONG FROM THE POLLUTION DISASTERS THAT HAVE ALL TOO OFTEN ACCOMPANIED MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD,♦ HE CONCLUDED.

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NURSERY SERVICE BEING EXTENDED * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE, TODAY (SATURDAY) DESCRIBED THE GOVERNMENT FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME INTRODUCED RECENTLY AS +A NEW INITIATIVE IN THE EXTENSION OF NURSERY SERVICE IN HONG KONG*.

HE SAID THIS AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON KAIFONG WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION’S SUN FONG CHUNG NURSERY AT SUI WO COURT IN SHA TIN.

HE STRESSED THAT THE SCHEME WOULD NOT ONLY ENABLE LOW-INCOME FAMILIES TO RECEIVE THE DESIRED SERVICE AS IN THE PAST, BUT THE SCOPE OF GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE WAS ALSO BEING EXTENDED TO LOWER-MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES.

♦THIS NEW SCHEME,♦ HE SAID, +ENSURES THAT THE MOST NEEDY FAMILIES ARE STILL GIVEN ADEQUATE ASSISTANCE WHILE THE NEEDS OF OTHER FAMILIES ARE ALSO MET.+

MR ALLEYNE SAID THE NEW NURSERY WAS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT, BEING THE FIRST ONE TO BE OPERATED IN A HOME OWNERSHIP ESTATE.

♦THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE IN THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE PROVISION OF CHILD CARE SERVICE *NwH0^ KONG.+ HE SAID AND EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT MORE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WOULD SET UP AND MANAGE SIMILAR NON-PROFIT MAKING CHILD CARE CENTRES.

♦IN TURN WE WILL RENDER EVERY ASSISTANCE AND PROVIDE CAPITAL GRANTS AND REIMBURSEMENT OF RENT AND RATES,♦ HE ADDED.

THE DIRECTOR SAID HE WAS MOST ENCOURAGED THAT AT THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE ASSOCIATION WOULD OPEN A SECOND NURSERY IN SHA TIN, TO BE LOCATED AT MEI LAM ESTATE.

♦IF THIS PRAISEWORTHY EXAMPLE IS FOLLOWED BY OTHERS, I AM SURE WE WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH OUR PLANS FOR EXPANSION OF OUR NURSERY PROGRAMME,♦ HE SAID.

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OPENING OF TUEN MUN ROAD SECOND CARRIAGEWAY *****

THE SECOND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUEN MUN ROAD BETWEEN TSI NG LUNG TAU AND TAI LAM KOK WILL BE OPENED TO WESTBOUND TRAFFIC FROM 5.30 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

TO PREPARE FOR THE OPENING, TUEN MUN ROAD BETWEEN SHAM TSENG AND SUI LAM WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 9 PM TO 5.30 AM ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27 AND 28).

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD AT THE SIU LAM AND SHAM TSENG INTERCHANGES.

MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED THAT THE SPEED LIMIT ON TUEN MUN ROAD IS AO MILES PER HOUR.

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LITTLE RECOGNITION FOR DEMANDING JOB * * * *

THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS PFRFORMINC a DEMANDING JOB ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY, BUT IT RECEIVES tvLYuL,TTLE PUBL,C RECOGNITION, THE SECRETARYFOR SECURITY, MR L.M. DAVIES, SAID THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING.

♦ INDEED AS OFTEN AS NOT THE ONLY TIME IT GETS PUBLICITY IS ON THE RARE OCCASION THAT SOMETHING GOES WRONG,♦ HE SA ID. rrrir.^?AVIES WAS SPEAK I NG AT A PASSING-OUT PARADE OF 28 OFFICERS AND 114 ASSISTANT OFFICERS WHO COMPLETED SIX MONTHS’ BASIC TRAINING AT THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

WITH THE DEPARTMENT BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR MANAGING CLOSED CENTRES FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES AS WELL THE TOTAL POPULATION IN ITS INSTITUTIONS HAS REACHED 11 □□□'

AT THE SAME TIME, THE RELATIVELY HIGH FIGURE OF 7 600 ^cTlTu-r^oL^TI0N IN pR’SONS REMAND CENTRES AND OTHER

0NS ,MP0SES HEAVY DEMANDS ON STAFF AND ACCOMMODATION

0UT THAT THE NUMBER OE LONG-TERM PRISONERS H*!*'SEN FR0M 414 IN 1973 T0 1 020 AT PRESENT WITH THE RESUL। THAT 20 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL PENAL POPULATION ARE SERVING SENTENCES OF SIX YEARS OR MORE. ruruLA,,UN

PRAISING THE HIGH SUCCESS RATE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S DETENTION CENTRE PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS, MR DAVIES SAID ?E*0ULD LIKE TO SEE THE COURTS MAKE MORE USE OF THESE FACILITtES, ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG ADULTS BETWEEN 21 AND 25 YEARS.

*THIS RELATIVELY SELECTIVE PROGRAMME ACHIEVES A CHANGE IN THE BEHAVIOURAL PATTERN OF THE DETAINEES THROUGH THE IMPOSITION OF ORDERLY, REGULAR AND DEMANDING ROUTINES IN A FEW MONTHS,* HE SAID.

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HE ALSO SPOKE HIGHLY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRISON INDUSTRIES WHOSE OUTPUT WAS VALUED AT $57 MILLION THIS YEAR.

MR DAVIES INSPECTED THE PARADE AND PRESENTED SILVER WHISTLES TO THE TWO BEST ALL-ROUND RECRUITS, MR NG KIN-ON AND MISS SIN PUI-WAH, BOTH OF THEM ASSISTANT OFFICERS.

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UPC MEMBERS LAUNCH TREE-PLANTING DAY * * * *

SOME 50 YOUNGSTERS TOOK PART IN A TREE-PLANTING EXERCISE IN TUEN MUN TODAY (SATURDAY) TO HELP BEAUTIFY THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE NEW TOWN.

THE YOUNGSTERS, ALL MEMBERS OF THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL IN TUEN MUN HAD JUST COMPLETED AN EIGHT-SESSION HORTICULTURE COURSE ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT THIS YEAR.

THE TREE-PLANTING EXERCISE, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN POLICE STATION AND THE NTSD WAS HELD AT THE OPEN SPACE BEHIND THE TAI HING NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE UNIT AT TAI HING ESTATE TO MARK THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR HORTICULTURE COURSE.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY TO START THE TREE-PLANTING EXERCISE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH REGION) OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR BOWEN LEUNG, SAID THE COURSE HAD ACHIEVED THE AIM OF AROUSING YOUNG PEOPLE’S INTEREST IN TREE-PLANTING AND IN BEAUTIFYING THE ENVIRONMENT.

MR LEUNG NOTED THAT APART FROM ATTENDING LECTURES ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF TREE-PLANTING, THE JPC MEMBERS ALSO TOOK PART IN FIELD WORKS TO TURN A BARREN SPOT INTO A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF HORTICULTURE EXPERTS OF HIS DEPARTMENT.

HE SAID HE EXPECTED THE YOUNGSTERS TO BRING HOME THE ’MEI FA’ (BEAUTIFICATION) MESSAGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN TO HELP MAKE OUR LIVING SURROUNDINGS GREENER AND A MORE PLEASANT PLACE TO LIVE IN.

MR LEUNG POINTED OUT THAT THE EXERCISE REPRESENTED THE BEGINNING OF A SERIES OF TREE-PLANTING ACTIVITIES AND DISCLOSED THE NTSD WILL LAUNCH MORE HORTICULTURE COURSES. THE NEXT ONE WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER FOR ANOTHER 60 YOUNGSTERS IN TUEN MUN.

TO SHOW HIS APPRECIATION, MR LEUNG PRESENTED CERTIFICATES TO THE COURSE MEMBERS BEFORE THEY WERE JOINED BY 300 OTHER YOUNGSTERS OF THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL, TO PLANT 30 COTTON AND ELEPHANT’S EAR TREES.

THE CHAIRMAN OF HEUNG YEE KUK, MR LAU WONG-FAT, THE DIVISIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF TUEN MUN, MR J.G. HURST, THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF TUEN MUN, MR HUI CHI-WAI, AND THE CHIEF HOUSING MANAGER (WEST), MR MOK YIU-KWONG ALSO TOOK PART IN THE TREE-PLANTING EVENT.

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POSTER CONTEST DRAWS HIGH STANDARD ENTRIES ******

JUDGES OF THE SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION, COMPRISING REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WERE IMPRESSED BY THE HIGH STANDARDS OF THE ENTRIES.

THE WINNING DESIGNS AND SOME OF THE OUTSTANDING ENTRIES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT VARIOUS VENUES IN THE DISTRICT TO PROMOTE THE ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN MID-DECEMBER.

THE FIRST PRIZE HAS BEEN WON BY A LOCAL SHA TIN RESIDENT, I* CHAN SHI-FAT OF SHA KOK ESTATE, WHOSE ONLY ENTRY WAS UNANIMOUSLY VOTED BY THE JUDGES AS THE BEST DESIGN.

THE SECOND PRIZE GOES TO MR LEUNG HO-MAN OF HO MAN TIN AND A DESIGN SUBMITTED BY MR CHENG SIU-PANG OF YAU TONG BAY COMES THIRD.

THE FIVE CONSOLATION WINNERS ARE MR KONG KAM-WAH, MR YUEN KAM-WAI, MR NG YIK-YEUNG, MR CHEUNG SHEK-KIN AND MR CHAN KWOK-MAN.

THE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE THEIR PRIZES AT THE OPENING CEREMONY CF THE SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT ON DECEMBER 18 AT THE SIR RUN RUN SHAW HALL OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY.

ORGANISERS OF THE FESTIVAL, INCLUDING THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION, THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE COMMUNITY YOUTH OFFICE, THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE MUSIC OFFICE, WILL SPEND A TOTAL OF $750 000 ON THE PROGRAMME THIS YEAR.

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RAINBOW BRIGADE BRIGHTENS UP CHESHIRE HOME ******

A GROUP OF 42 YOUNG VISITORS FILLED THE USUALLY PEACEFUL CHESHIRE HOME IN CHUNG HOM KOK WITH FUN AND LAUGHTER THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING.

™EY WER£ STUDENTS OF THE HO TUNG TECHNICAL SCHOOL FOR GIRLS AND MEMBERS OF THE RAINBOW BRIGADE FORMED BY THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

_ SR0VR WAS LED BY MRS LOUISE MOK, DEPUTY CHIEF INSPECTOR L?^0015, AND MRS CLA,R£ L,u» PRESIDENT OF THE ZONTA CLUB OF KOWLOON.

ORGANISED BY THE CYC AND SPONSORED BY THE ZONTA CLUB. THE Y'HT *tL™E F,RST ,N A SERIES 0F PLANNED VISITS TO CHARITY INST ITUTtS•

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4 CYC SPOKESMAN SAID, *A TOTAL OF 10 VISITS WILL BE MADE, AND OUR DESTINATIONS WILL INCLUDE HOMES FOR THE AGED AND CHILDREN’S HOMES. THROUGH THESE VISITS, WE HOPE TO BRING WARMTH AND FRIENDSHIP TO THOSE WHO NEED IT.*

DURING TODAY’S VISIT, THE GROUP PRESENTED AN HOUR-LONG PROGRAMME OF SONGS AND DANCES. AFTER THE PERFORMANCE, THEY PLANTED EIGHT TREES IN THE HOME TO HELP BEAUTIFY ITS ENVIRONMENT.

♦THE TREE-PLANTING PROJECT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE RAINBOW BRIGADE’S WORK IN SUPPORT OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN’S MEI FA PHASE,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SALE BY AUCTION * * *

nv !YE SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD

BY AUC ION THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) FOR A TOTAL OF $198 300 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

AUCTION HELD IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM, QUEEN ELIZABETH h^Ses^pr^e^'s#^ reg,strat,on NUMBER A* 3 FETCH THE

ANOTHER NUMBER 2112 WAS SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $30 100.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WERE REQUIRED TO PAY IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING.

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

™DAY s SALE’ THE 79TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY REALISED SO FAR TO $26 208 932.

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RE-ROUTING OF WHAMPOA STREET * * * *

WHAMPOA STREET IN HUNG HOM BETWEEN BULKELEY STREET AND BAKER STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1982

PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE IN CAUSEWAY BAY * * *

THE WESTBOUND SECTION OF CAUSEWAY ROAD BETWEEN HING FAT STREET AND MORETON TERRACE WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO 6 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 1) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION CF THE TAI HANG ROAD FLYOVER.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL BE REPEATED FROM 10 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 2) TO 6 AM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 11).

DURING THE CLOSURE, WESTBOUND TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TUNG LO WAN ROAD AND MORETON TERRACE.

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FIRING PRACTICE * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE FROM TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) TO THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE FLYING.

THE PRACTICE SCHEDULE IS FROM 8 AM TO 11 PM ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AND FROM 8 AM TO 4.30 PM ON THURSDAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FIGHT YOUTH CRIME ESSAY COMPETITION .......................... 1

MODEL WORKER AWARDS ........................................... 2

RESPONSE TO NEW MAXICAB SERVICES ENCOURAGING .................. 3

PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY MEASURE IN SHAM SHUT PO.............. 4

JING YING DANCERS OFF TO UK.................................... 5

WELL AND STREAM WATER HYGIENE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED ............... 5

ENTRIES INVITED FOR NT JUDO COMPETITION ....................... 6

FRESH WATER CUTS Hi WESTERN AND KOWLOON TONG

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FIGHT YOUTH CRIME ESSAY COMPETITION

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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A +FIGHT YOUTH CRIME* CHINESE ESSAY COMPETITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE.

THE COMPETITION IS AIMED AT PUTTING ACROSS TO PUPILS THE MESSAGE THAT CRIME DOES NOT PAY AND AT MAKING THEM AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF BECOMING INVOLVED IN CRIME.

IT IS DIVIDED INTO THE PRIMARY (PRIMARY SCHOOLS), SECONDARY (FORMS 1 TO 3), AND SENIOR (FORMS 4 TO 7) DIVISIONS.

THERE WILL BE ONE TOPIC FOR EACH DIVISION* +THE EVIL OF SHOPLIFTING* FOR THE PRIMARY, +WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD DO TO HELP CURB CRIME* FOR THE SECONDARY, AND +THE EFFECT OF CRIME ON INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY* FOR THE SENIOR DIVISION.

INFORMATION ON THESE TOPICS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS WING ON 5-284163, EXT. 276 OR 244.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE 4OO-5OO WORDS FOR THE PRIMARY DIVISION, 500-800 WORDS FOR THE SECONDARY DIVISION, AND 800-1 000 WORDS FOR THE SENIOR DIVISION.

THE WINNER OF EACH DIVISION WILL BE AWARDED A PLAQUE AND A BOOK OR A STATIONERY TOKEN WORTH $1 000.

THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP OF EACH DIVISION WILL RECEIVE A PLAQUE AND A BOOK OR A STATIONERY TOKEN WORTH $500 AND $300 RESPECTIVELY.

A PEN AND A CERTIFICATE WILL ALSO BE AWARDED TO WINNERS OF 10 MERIT PRIZES IN EACH DIVISION WHILE ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL EACH RECEIVE A SMALL SOUVENIR.

THE SCHOOLS OF THE THREE WINNING ENTRIES FOR EACH DIVISION WILL BE GIVEN A CERTIFICATE AND A SOUVENIR WORTH $1 000.

EACH SCHOOL CAN SUBMIT A MAXIMUM OF FIVE ENTRIES FOR EACH DIVISION AND IS REQUESTED TO INFORM THE ORGANISER OF THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING PUPILS.

THE ESSAYS, WHICH MUST BE WRITTEN ON SINGLE-PAGED CHINESE SCRIPT PAPER, SHOULD REACH THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT LEE GARDENS, 4/F, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG, -NOT LATER T««AN OCTOBER 30, 1982.

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MODEL WORKER AWARDS * * *

A COMPETITION FOR 10 MODEL WORKER AWARDS STARTS THIS WEEK WHEN FACTORY OPERATORS IN TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG, TSI NG Yl AND MA WAN WILL BE INVITED TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES.

TO WIN A MODEL WORKER AWARD, CANDIDATES MUST HAVE SHOWN INTEREST IN THEIR JOBS AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE INDUSTRY.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE SCHEME AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (SUNDAY), THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE’S PRESIDENT, MR LAM KIN-MING, SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT RESPONSE TOWARDS THE COMPETITION, BEING HELD FOR THE THIRD SUCCESSIVE YEAR, WOULD BE AS ENCOURAGING AS IN THE PAST.

EACH FACTORY MAY NOMINATE NOT MORE THAN TWO EMPLOYEES WHO MUST HAVE WORKED THERE CONTINUOUSLY FOR FIVE YEARS.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED ON THEIR JOB PERFORMANCE, WORKING RELATIONS WITH COLLEAGUES, SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY, PARTICIPATION IN FUNCTIONS ORGANISED BY THEIR FACTORIES, AND KNOWLEDGE OF LABOUR LEGISLATIONS.

NOMINEES WILL ALSO BE INVITED TO GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON LOCAL INDUSTRY AND LABOUR LAWS BEFORE A PANEL OF JUDGES.

BESIDES THE COMPETITION, THERE WILL ALSO BE A SINGING CONTEST FOR WORKERS AND A TWO-HOUR VARIETY SHOW TO BE STAGED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

NOMINATION FORMS FOR THE COMPETITION AND ENTRY FORMS FOR THE SINGING CONTEST WILL BE SENT TO FACTORIES FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY). THESE FORMS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT’S PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE COUNTERS.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY FORMS FOR THE SINGING CONTEST IS OCTOBER 15 AND NOMINATION FORMS FOR THE COMPETITION IS OCTOBER 26. ALL FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE IN FOU WAH CENTRE.

EACH MODEL WORKER WILL RECEIVE A CASH PRIZE OF $2 000 AND A TROPHY. WINNERS OF THE SINGING CONTEST WILL RECEIVE PRIZES OF $2 000, SI 500 AND Si 000, AND THERE WILL BE THREE CONSOLATION PRIZES OF S300 EACH.

RESULTS OF THE TWO COMPETITIONS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY NOVEMBER AND A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY, TOGETHER WITH A VARIETY SHOW, WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 16.

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD’S INDUSTRIAL SUB-COMMITTEE HAS ALLOCATED S50 000 TO THE MODEL WORKERS AWARD SCHEME WHILE ANOTHER S30 000 WILL BE OBTAINED FROM LOCAL DONATIONS.

OTHER ORGANISATIONS TAKING PART INCLUDE THE FEDERATION OF INDUSTRIES IN TSUEN WAN AND THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION.

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RESPONSE TO NEW MAXICAB SERVICES ENCOURAGING * * * *

MORE THAN 1 000 APPLICATION FORMS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED FOR RUNNING 25 NEW MAXICAB ROUTES IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SINCE THE GAZETTE ANNOUNCEMENT ON SEPTEMBER 10, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE SAID THE RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT EXERCISE HAS BEEN VERY ENCOURAGING AND REMINDED PLB OWNERS THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 1.

♦THE APPLICATIONS WILL THEN BE PROCESSED AND THE NEW ROUTES ARE EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED EARLY NEXT YEAR,* HE SAID.

A SELECTION BOARD COMPRISING UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND OFFICIALS FROM THE TRANSPORT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WILL SELECT THE MOST SUITABLE APPLICANTS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IF THE APPLICANT IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ONE OR MORE PERSONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OPERATING THE MAXICAB SERVICES, THE PARTNERSHIP SHOULD BE REGISTERED AS A BUSINESS AND THE APPLICATION SUBMITTED WITH A BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE.

♦ONLY THE APPLICANT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT FOR THE SATISFACTORY OPERATION OF ANY ROUTE GRANTED. THE REGISTRATION OF THE PARTNERSHIP IS TO ENABLE THE SELECTION BOARD TO CONSIDER ANY PROPOSED TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PARTNER IN FUTURE,♦ THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY MEASURE IN SHAM SHU I PO *****

YET ANOTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY MEASURE TO EASE 'RAFF IC CONGESTION IN CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND UN CHAU STREET IN SHAM SHU I PO WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AT THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER.

BY CURTAILING KERBSIDE ACTIVITIES AND IMPROVING JUNCTION CAPACITIES, BUS JOURNEY TIME AS WELL AS GENERAL TRAFFIC FLOW ARE EX°ECTED TO IMPROVE CONSIDERABLY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY WILL ALSO BE ENHANCED WITH THE INSTALLATION OF SIGNALISED CROSSING FACILITIES, HE ADDED.

THE FOUR-PHASE SCHEME WILL PRIMARILY INVOLVE THE DESIGNATION OF URBAN CLEARWAYS ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND UN CHAU STREET.

IN ADDITION, SOME TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS SUCH AS THE BANNING OF TURNING MOVEMENTS AND THE CANCELLATION OF PARKING SPACES WILL BE INTRODUCED.

PHASE ONE OF THE SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON OCTOBER 1, AND WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

(A) RE-ROUTING OF PRATAS STREET

* THE SECTION BETWEEN SHUN NING ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND:

* THE SECTION BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND UN CHAU STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND;

* THE SECTION BETWEEN UN CHAU STREET AND FUK WING STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

(B) PROVISION OF PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND

THE PARKING SPACES ON THE WESTERN SIDE OF PRATAS STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH UN CHAU STREET WILL BE CANCELLED TO PROVIDE SPACE FOR THE DESIGNATION OF A PLB STAND.

INFORMATION LEAFLETS ON THE TRAFFIC SCHEME MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SHAM SHUI PO CITY DISTRICT OFFICE.

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JING YING DANCERS OFF TO UK * * *

THE HONG KONG JING YING DANCE TROUPE LEFT FOR LONDON LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY) TO GIVE A SERIES OF PERFORMANCES IN BRITAIN.

THE PERFORMANCES ARE ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT CFFICE IN LONDON, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT.

THE TROUPE COMPRISES FIVE MEN AND EIGHT WOMEN, ALL OF THEM DANCERS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE. THEY ARE LED BY A RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER, MISS CHENG KUK-LAN.

THE PERFORMANCES, DUBBED +ON-THE-ROAD+, WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 30 AT THE ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN MANCHESTER, THEN MOVE TO THE MUSIC HALL AND ASSEMBLY ROOM IN EDINBURGH ON OCTOBER 5, AND TO THE ALBANY HOTEL IN BIRMINGHAM ON OCTOBER 7.

EACH EVENT WILL CONSIST OF A RECEPTION FOR ABOUT 600 GUESTS, DURING WHICH THERE WILL BE A STAGE PRESENTATION COMPRISING A 25-MINUTE AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW AND A LARGE VARIETY OF CHINESE DANCES BY THE JING YING TROUPE. MISS CHAN MAN-CHEONG OF THE DEPARTMENT’S MUSIC OFFICE WILL ALSO PRESENT A SOLO PIPA PERFORMANCE.

THE AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW WILL INTRODUCE A PANORAMA OF HONG KONG TO BRITISH GUESTS, WHO WILL BE TOP PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT, THE PROFESSIONS, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AS WELL AS THE MEDIA. IT WILL EMPHASISE THE IMPORTANCE TO BRITAIN OF ITS TRADE WITH HONG KONG.

THE JING YING TROUPE WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG ON OCTOBER 15.

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WELL AND STREAM WATER HYGIENE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

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THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED A WATER HYGIENE CAMPAIGN IN WHICH VILLAGERS AND PICNICKERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO DRINK UNBOILED OR UNCHLORINATED WELL AND STREAM WATER.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (SUNDAY) SAID THAT HEALTH INSPECTORS ARE NOW VISITING VILLAGES TO ADVISE RESIDENTS ON PRECAUTIONS SUCH AS DISINFECTING STORED WATER AND, IF NO POTABLE WATER IS AVAILABLE, TO BOIL OR DISINFECT WELL OR STREAM WATER.

HE SAID THAT INFORMATION LEAFLETS ON THESE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED TO THE VILLAGERS.

POSTERS ARE ALSO PUT UP NEAR STANDPIPES TO REMIND VILLAGERS NOT TO DRINK WELL WATER.

MEANWHILE, NTSD STAFF ARE CHLORINATING ABOUT 170 WELLS LIKELY TO BE USED BY VILLAGERS IN THE REMOTE AREAS.

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR NT JUDO COMPETITION

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JUDO ENTHUSIASTS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILL AT A COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN THE NEW TERRITORIES NEXT MONTH.

THE NEW TERRITORIES JUDO TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG JUDO ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE OSMAN RAMJU SADICK MEMORIAL GAMES HALL IN KWAI CHUNG FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON OCTOBER 24.

THE TOURNAMENT IS AIMED AT PROMOTING THE SPORT IN THE NEW TOWN AS WELL AS RAISING THE STANDARD AND SKILL OF THE GAME, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD.

HE SAID REGISTERED NEW TERRITORIES ORGANISATIONS AND JUDO CLUBS, WHICH ARE MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG JUDO ASSOCIATION, ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD FORM INTO TEAMS OF FIVE MEMBERS AND ONE RESERVE EACH, HE ADDED.

THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE FIVE TEAM MEMBERS SHOULD NOT EXCEED 325 KILOGRAMMES WHILE THE RESERVE MUST WEIGH 65 KILOGRAMMES OR BELOW.

THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL JUDO REGULATIONS WILL BE APPLIED IN THE COMPETITION AND HONG KONG JUDO ASSOCIATION REFEREES WILL ACT AS JUDGES.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW OBTAINABLE AT ALL DISTRICT URBAN SERVICES OFFICES, PUBLIC SPORTSGROUNDS AND SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES THROUGHOUT THE NEW TERRITORIES.

COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE RECREATION PROMOTION UNIT (SOUTH REGION) OF THE NTSD ON THE 9TH FLOOR OF FOURSEAS BUILDING, 208-212 NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, BEFORE OCTOBER 8.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE RECREATION PROMOTION UNIT OF THE NTSD ON TELEPHONE 3-7211087.

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FRESH WATER CUTS IN ESTERN AND KOWLOON TONG

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A NUMBER OF PREMISES IN KENNEDY TOWN WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA AFFECTED WILL BE BOUNDED BY BELCHER’S STREET, SMITHFIELD, THE SEA FRONT AND QUEEN’S ROAD WEST. PREMISES IN THE SECTION OF SMITHFIELD BETWEEN BELCHER’S STREET AND FORBES STREET WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

ON THE SAME DAY, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN KOWLOON TONG WILL ALSO BE INTERRUPTED FROM 9 PM UNTIL 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY (THURSDAY) TO FACILITATE A WATER MAIN CONNECTION.

THE PREMISES AFFECTED WILL BE ON 133-145 WATERLOO ROAD, 1-10 NORFOLK ROAD, 1-14 YORK ROAD AND 1-8 RUTLAND QUADRANT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

PRIME MINISTER SPEAKS TO BUSINESS LEADERS ..................... 1

PRIME MINISTER’S OPENING STATEMENT AT PRESS CONFERENCE....... 7

TEACHING PUBLIC ABOUT THE HEART ............................... 8

FARE REVISION FOR NT MAXICAB SERVICES ......................... 9

RATIFICATION OF TEXTILES AGREEMENT............................. 9

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN SHEUNG SHUI ......................... 9

WATER FIGURES

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PRIME MINISTER SPEAKS TO BUSINESS LEADERS

The Prine Minister, the Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher, today addressed a luncheon jointly hoeted by the General Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.

Also attending the luncheon were Mr Denis Thatcher, the Governor,

Sir Edward Youde and Lady Youde.

Following is the full text of the Priae Minister’s speech!

May I start b> saying hew pleased I am to be in Hong Kong again. The atmosphere is always stimulating pernaps because for generations Hong Kong people have looked not to Governments for their standard of living, but to their own personal efforts.

Mr. Chairman, the prosperity of Hong Kong is built upon a principle in which I firmly believe - that the powers of Government should be limited to providing a framework of justice and regulation which encourage people to exercise their own talents. Then success will be achieved, not only by men and women for themsleves and for their families, but also for their community as a whole.

I am grateful for the opportunity to speak to you today because I want to tell you. the commercial and industrial leaders of Hong Kong, something about the ways in which we are now trying to apply the same princioles in Britain.

For many years the concept gre- in Britain that the Government could not only provide the climate for economic growth, but could even create it.

I well recall that in the national plan of the late 1960s the expansion of public expenditure was presented as the engine of economic growth. %

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That fallacy was exposed by the experience of the succeeding years. If public expenditure were the way to growth Britain would be one of the me st prosperous countries in the Western world. But it is not.

When my Government came to power in the 1970s, we were determined to reduce government intervention and control and started to establish the sort of framework for the operation of free enterprise to which I have referred.

Let -oe Mention just a few areas where we have already the fruits of this approach in Britain.

Pont co Ijj

For the first time ir, 40 years Britain is free of controls over incomes orices, dividends and foreion exchange simu 1 taneously.

Sound money

We have established and are maintaining a policy of sound money. The annual rate of inflation is now in single figures, and falling past. In the last few days, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has said that it could be down to by the end of this year. Interest rates are falling too, and are more than a third lower than they were last autumn.

Trade Union law

We have started to tackle the problem of trade union law. Industrial relations in Britain are now good in the private sector. In 1901 we had the • cwest strikes for 40 years

I hope that we have ended and reversed the decline in the comootitiveness of British industry. Last year saw a sharp improvement in both competitiveness and productivity. It is a sign of the ,rowing confidence in the British economy at home and abroad that during all the anxious days of the Falklands dispute the exchange value of the pound hardiv waiver*d

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Of course much remains to be done, but the pattern of improvement is encouraging. A greater realism is emerging, a better understanding of the links between sensible pay settlements, productivity unemployment and the creation of lasting jobs.

A r lr s ■ .'1 trad.no t »ty such ac -.ong Song needs no reminding o* ti.usr li'ks. but •'?. have to re furg? the r ■ i ■ ; refurqe it through overall eccnomic policies ano the climac® they create; through discipline in public spending and borrowing; and through constant encouragement to management and unions to learn the lessors of competitiveness and performance as the key to success.

We still have many problems to tackle, particularly in the public sector. We have made some progress - although not as much as I would like - in opening up the public sector to competition and injecting private capital. I was delighted by the superb results reported by Cable and Wireless in the first year after their restoration to the private sector.

We also still have problems with our older industries, many of which are having to cooe with the- painful orogress of running down capacity. But it is increasingly recognised in Britain that we cannot shirk such problems.

You ir. hong Konq have always hed a habit of enterprise, of desioning new products and of forming new firms and companies. British economic success similarly depends on responding to the changing industrial world And we are well equipped to do so by an outstanding record in scientific research and invention. In practical terms, the cathode ray tube, the computer, radar, the jet engine, penicillin, carbon fibres, nuclear cower stations were all first produced in Britain by us British. Now we need to learn to develop the follow-up and exploitation of inventions of this kind.

Last wok m Japan I visited a remarkable factory, where robots had replaced much of the repetitive work done on production lin^g There were even robot, making robots All this has staggering hions for the future

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We cannot turn our backs on such developments if we are to prosper. So we in Britain are shifting the emphasis of our effort towards the industries of the future - micro-electronics, fibre optics bio-technology- information technology' and computer software. Government support through research institutions, public ourchasing and grants has substantially increased since I became Prime Minister.

I also regard the Government as having a crucial role to play in education and training for the new technologies, particularly in encouraging schools ano colleges to provide the necessary facilities. We now have micro-computers in every secondary school and have just started to put them into primary schools. We have computer training centres in every large city.

All this is part of the provision of the framework for free enterorise which I regard as the proper duty of Government.

1 want now to refer to two implications which I think that this has for economic relations between Britain and Hong Kong.

First, the framework for enterprise can also be used by overseas companies which manufacture in Britain itself. Britain has much to offer to those investing there -

- one of the most stable politcal systems in the world;

- access through membership of the European Community to a market of 270m people;

- secure energy supplies;

- a first class reputation for scientific research and invention;

- falling inflation and interest rates;

- prudent financial policies; and - a highly skilled service economy.

On top of thost assets. I believe that we are now providing an environment for enterprise which those used to Hong Kong will find attractive.

The second implication is for our trade. 1 hope that British industry will become an increasingly formidable competitor in both British and Hong Kong markets.

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It is inevitable that in a world of high unemployment r.-4bt about by the general international recession, voices are 'iispj in ravour of increased protectionism. I an opposed to any 7‘r ’iarai move to dismantle the open trading system. I believe it has been of Great benefit to us all .

/f course every country has some specific problem areas for which it needs to seek protection ana I nave been discussing some of these during my visit to Japan. I know that you wish that we could import more of your textiles, although I think you understand the very real difficulties affecting the United Kingdom and Community textile clothing industries. tte can claim that in general the United Kingdom remains a market which is remarkably rree of restrictions on access. The proportion of manufacturing imports able to enter Britain entirely duty free is almost 80 per cent, it was less than one-third in 1960. Much of this change is admittedly due to our membership of the European Community. But it does not bear out allocations of creeping, let alone galloping, protectionism.

There is no reason to doubt that hong Kong will continue to export a large and growing range of well-made and reasonably priced goo /o to Britain. Britain will want similarly to increase the volume and ra<qe of its exports to Hong Kong. We are the second best customer for your goods but only sixth in order of your suppliers.

de know that success will depend on our own efforts -and there are now many opportunities fcr us Doth.

Mr Chairman it will be obvious from what I have said that I greatly admire the achievements of Hon , Kong.

Later this afternoon I shall be asked about the talks which I have just nad with the Chinese leaders.

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On the present occasion I want to say just this to you. As vou will know from press reports, we have agreed now to go ahead with discussions betwean the British and Chinese Governments about the future of flong Konq.

Mr. Chairman, 1 share with you r justified pride in wha^ has been achieved in Hong konq under British administration. It is the product of a unique co-operation between the qualities or the British and the Chinese peoples. In entering the discussions with the Chinese Government we share with them the common aim of maintaining the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong.

I well understand the importance of these talks Given our common objective, it should be possible to reconcile our differences of approach with the Chinese Government.

Above all, I give you this assurance, in conducting those talks. I shall speak not only Tor Britain but for Britain's moral responsibility and duty to the peocle of Honq Kong.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1982

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PRIME MINISTER’S OPENING STATEMENT AT PRESS CONFERENCE

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THE FOLLOWING OPENING STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER AT HER PRESS CONFERENCE THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON IS ISSUED FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

♦LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, CAN I FIRST SAY HOW PLEASED I AM TO BE BACK IN HONG KONG AFTER FIVE YEARS, AND HOW PROUD I AM TO BE THE FIRST BRITISH PRIME MINISTER IN OFFICE TO VISIT THE TERRITORY. SUCH A VISIT HAS BEEN LONG OVERDUE.

♦THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT ABOUT THE CLOSE AND CONTINUING LINKS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND HONG KONGs HONG KONG THIS YEAR IS TAKING MORE EXPORTS FROM BRITAIN THAN ANY OTHER MARKETS IN ASIA. AS I TOLD BUSINESSMEN AT LUNCH TODAY, THERE IS STILL SCOPE FOR MORE TRADE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AND IT’S IN OUR MUTUAL INTERESTS, THE ECONOMIC LINKS IN THEMSELVES INDICATE OUR COMMITMENT TO HONG KONG ALTHOUGH THE COMMITMENT IS MUCH GREATER THAN THAT.

♦AS YOU KNOW, ON THIS TOUR I HAVE ALSO BEEN TO JAPAN AND CHINA - PEKING, SHANGHAI AND CANTON. EVERYWHERE I WAS MADE VERY WELCOME AND I’D LIKE TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE HOSPITALITY WE RECEIVED. THIS WARMTH ALSO SET THE TONE FOR OUR OFFICIAL DISCUSSIONS. IN CHINA I HAD LENGTHY AND DETAILED TALKS BOTH WITH PREMIER ZHAO AND CHAIRMAN DENG. WE COVERED A LOT OF GROUND AND WE HAVE SIMILAR VIEWS ON MANY INTERNATIONAL ISSUES. WE ALSO DISCUSSED SOME BILATERAL TOPICS AS YOU KNOW, INCLUDING THE PROSPECTS FOR INCREASED TRADE BETWEEN OUR TWO COUNTRIES.

+IN CANTON, WHERE I TALKED TO GOVERNOR LIU, WE ALSO DISCUSSED THE PROPOSED GUANGDONG NUCLEAR POWER STATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF OFFSHORE OIL. I HOPE THAT BRITISH FIRMS WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY A LARGE ROLE IN EQUIPPING THE POWER STATION AND IN DEVELOPING THE OIL RESOURCES. WHILE I WAS IN CANTON, THE LETTER OF INTENT WAS SIGNED BETWEEN CABLE AND WIRELESS AND THE GUANGDONG AUTHORITIES TO SET UP A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM TO BACK UP THE OIL DEVELOPMENT.

♦PERHAPS YOU’LL BE MOST INTERESTED IN THE OUTCOME OF MY DISCUSSIONS IN PEKING ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, WHICH OCCUPIED SOME 4-1/2 HOURS. AFTER MY MEETING WITH CHAIRMAN DENG, WE ISSUED AN AGREED STATEMENT WHICH I WILL REPEAT - ’’THE LEADERS OF BOTH COUNTRIES HELD FAR-REACHING TALKS IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG. BOTH LEADERS MADE CLEAR THEIR RESPECTIVE POSITIONS ON THIS SUBJECT I THEY AGREED TO ENTER INTO TALKS THROUGH DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS FOLLOWING THE VISIT, WITH THE COMMON AIM FOR MAINTAINING THE STABILITY AND PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG”.

♦COULD I ONCE AGAIN DRAW ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT THE CHINESE LEADERS AND I IDENTIFIED A COMMC‘, AIM OF MAINTAINING STABILITY AND PROSPERITY IN HONG KONG.

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+ IN HONG KONG MY PURPOSE IS TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING SINCE I WAS LAST HERE FIVE YEARS AGO, AND TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE. I HAVE ALREADY MET MEMBERS CF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS IN THE FORM OF UMELCO, AND MANY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY. LATER TODAY AND TOMORROW, I SHALL MEET PEOPLE FROM MANY OTHER WALKS OF LIFE. I HAVE BEEN AT PAINS TO STRESS THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS A CLEAR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONGt AS LEADER OF THAT GOVERNMENT WHAT MATTERS TO ME IS THAT WE DISCHARGE OUR MORAL DUTY TO THEM. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD THAT MY OBJECTIVE ON THIS PART OF THE TOUR HAS BEEN TO FURTHER CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE CHINESE AND BRITISH GOVERNMENTS AND TO GENERATE CONFIDENCE FOR THE TALKS AHEAD. MY AIM HERE HAS BEEN TO DEMONSTRATE BRITISH COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND TO CONSULT ON THE TASK WHICH LIES AHEAD, SO CO-OPERATION, CONFIDENCE, COMMITMENT -THESE WORDS SUM UP WHAT MY VISIT HAS BEEN ABOUT. SO FAR, SO GOOD.

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TEACHING PUBLIC ABOUT THE HEART * * *

AN EXHIBITION ON HOW TO KEEP ONE’S HEART IN GOOD CONDITION WILL BE OPENED ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT THE CITY HALL.

THE EVENT, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT AND THE HONG KONG CARDIOLOGICAL SOCIETY, AND SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG HEART FOUNDATION, WILL THEN BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC FROM OCTOBER 1 TO 4, AT THE CITY HALL'S EXHIBITION HALL, LOW BLOCK, FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM DAILY.

IT IS PART OF A MAJOR HEALTH CAMPAIGN AIMED AT INCREASING PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OF HEART DISEASES AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM.

DR HO KAM-FAI, UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, AND DR. K.L. THONG, DIRECTOR CF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION.

NOTE TO EDITORS :

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 30),1982 AT 4.30 PM AT THE CITY HALL.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1981

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FARE REVISION FOR NT MAXICAB SERVICES

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FARES FOR THREE NEW TERRITORIES MAXICAB ROUTES WILL BE REVISED FROM FRIDAY (OCTOBER 1) DUE TO HIGHER OPERATIONAL COSTS.

THE FARE FOR ROUTE 83 — TSUEN WAN-SHEK YAM TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA — WILL BE RAISED FROM $1 TO $1.20. THE SECTIONAL ROUTE FARE WILL BE INCREASED FROM 70 CENTS TO $1.

THE FARE FOR ROUTE 85 — TSUEN WAN-FU YUNG SHAN — WILL BE INCREASED FROM $1 TO $1.20.

THE SECTIONAL FARE FOR ROUTE 86 — TSUEN WAN-SHEK LEI •— WILL BE RAISED FROM 70 CENTS TO $1.

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RATIFICATION OF TEXTILES AGREEMENT

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FORMALITIES RELATING TO THE RATIFICATION OF THE HONG KONG CANADA TEXTILES AGREEMENT WERE COMPLETED TODAY (MONDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THIS CONFIRMS THE DE FACTO ARRANGEMENTS WHICH HAVE BEEN IN EFFECT FOLLOWING THE INITIALLING OF THE AD REFERENDUM AGREEMENT IN FEBRUARY.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN SHEUNG SHU I * * * *

AVENUE IN SHEK WU HUI, SHEUNG SHU I NEAR THE PO ROAD ROUNDABOUT WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM 6 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) FOR ROAD WORKS.

__4_ DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TAI ROAD, THE FANLING ROUNDABOUT AND JOCKEY CLUB ROAD.

TAI

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WATER FIGURES * * X

cTAnnST2R»?ExIN H0NG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) 81,6 PER CENT 0F CAPACITY OR 471.106 MILLION CUBIC

TKtS •

Mix I,ME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 249.013

CFLrAPAr?TvC METftES °P -ATER, REPRESENTING 43.1 PER CENT w M i M V I I i®

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BUSY DAY BOR PRIME MINISTER.................................... 1

MRS THATCHER HAS TEA WITH HOUSING ESTATE RESIDENTS............. 3

MASSIVE FUNDS FOR POLLUTION CONTROL ........................... 4

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1 J82 .................... 5

TEXTILE CONSULTATIONS RECESSED ................................ 7

PARENTS CONSENT NEEDED FOR FLAG DAY SALES ..................... 7

CHILD CARE SEMINAR IN SHA TIN ..... ,.......................... 8

STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME.......................................... 9

HOLIDAY POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS ................................... 9

CAUSEWAY BAY ROAD CLOSURE...................................... 9

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1982

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BUSY DAY FOR PRIME MINISTER * * * *

PRIME MINISTER MARGARET THATCHER WOUND UP HER VISIT TO HONG KONG TODAY BY OFFICIALLY OPENING A POWER STATION — AN ENGAGEMENT SHE SAID WAS ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE BECAUSE HONG KONG ITSELF WAS A UNIQUE MODEL OF ENERGY.

THE PRIME MINISTER MADE THE REMARK AT THE OPENING OF THE CASTLE PEAK ’A’ POWER STATION AT TUEN MUN.

CASTLE PEAK ’A’, WITH THE SECOND PHASE NOW BEING BUILT -CASTLE PEAK ’B’ - WILL ULTIMATELY FORM THE LARGEST POWER STATION COMPLEX IN SOUTH EAST ASIA, WITH A CAPACITY OF MORE THAN 4 OOO MEGAWATTS.

MRS THATCHER INSPECTED SECTIONS OF THE POWER STATION, WHICH HAS BEEN BUILT WITH BRITISH EQUIPMENT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, LORD KADOORIE, CHAIRMAN OF THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, AND OTHER COMPANY OFFICIALS, MRS THATCHER WENT FIRST TO THE CONTROL ROOM, WHERE SHE WAS BRIEFED ON THE STATION’S OPERATION AND INSPECTED A MODEL OF THE COMPLEX.

THE PRIME MINISTER THEN INSPECTED THE GIANT TURBINE ROOM, THE BOILER ROOM AND THE COAL CRUSHING PLANT, WHERE FUEL IS PULVERISED BEFORE BEING USED TO FIRE THE BOILERS.

WELCOMING MRS THATCHER TO THE STATION, LORD KADOORIE SAID THE COMPLEX WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE COOPERATION OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND BRITISH INDUSTRY.

LORD KADOORIE NOTED THAT THE LOAN FOR 918 MILLION POUNDS STERLING TO BUILD CASTLE PEAK ’B’, SIGNED IN LONDON LAST SEPTEMBER WAS THE BIGGEST FACILITY EVER GUARANTEED BY BRITAIN’S EXPORT CREDIT GUARANTEE DEPARTMENT.

CASTLE PEAK ’A’ HAS FOUR 350 MEGAWATT GENERATORS, PRODUCING A TOTAL OF 1 400 MEGAWATTS. THE FIRST UNIT BEGAN PRODUCING POWER LESS THAN FOUR YEARS AFTER WORK BEGAN ON THE SITE.

CASTLE PEAK ’B’ WILL HAVE FOUR 660 MEGAWATT GENERATORS, PRODUCING A TOTAL OF 2 640 MEGAWATTS. THE MAIN FUEL FOR BOTH SECTIONS OF THE PLANT IS COAL, BUT BOTH STATIONS ALSO RETAIN THE ABILITY TO USE OIL AS FUEL.

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AFTER LUNCH AT CASTLE PEAK, MRS THATCHER FLEW BY HELICOPTER TO MODERN TERMINALS LTD IN KWAI CHUNG TO VIEW CONTAINER FACILITIES THERE.

SHE WAS MET BY THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR P.E.J. DAVY, MR DAVID GLEDHILL, CHAIRMAN OF MODERN TERMINALS LTD, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR MARK LEESE, AND THE FINANCE DIRECTOR, MR SCOTT PIRIE.

MR LEESE BRIEFED MRS THATCHER ON THE WORKINGS OF THE TERMINAL FROM THE ROOF OF THE COMPANY’S 12-STOREY WAREHOUSE. HE TOLD THE PRIME MINISTER THAT MTL BEGAN OPERATIONS 10 YEARS AGO WHEN IT HANDLED 18 000 CONTAINERS. LAST YEAR, THIS FIGURE REACHED 625 555 AND THE COMPANY EXPECTS THAT THIS YEAR 675 000 CONTAINERS WILL HAVE PASSED THROUGH THE TERMINAL.

MRS THATCHER WAS ALSO TOLD THAT THE TERMINAL OPERATES AROUND THE CLOCK AND THAT THE THROUGHPUT OF CONTAINERS PER ACRE IS THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD.

FROM KWAI CHUNG, THE PRIME MINISTER FLEW BY HELICOPTER TO TSUEN WAN WHERE SHE TOURED SHEK WAI KOK HOUSING ESTATE AND VISITED A FAMILY IN ONE OF THE FLATS.

THE PRIME MINISTER THEN PROCEEDED BY CAR TO TSUEN WAN MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATION WHERE SHE WAS MET AND BRIEFED ON MTR DEVELOPMENTS BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION, MR NORMAN THOMPSON.

MRS THATCHER RETURNED TO HONG KONG ISLAND ON THE MTR.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1982

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MRS THATCHER HAS TEA WITH HOUSING ESTATE RESIDENTS * * * *

DURING HER VISIT TO SHEK WAI KOK HOUSING ESTATE THIS AFTERNOON, M?S THATCHER WAS +GENUINELY DELIGHTED+ TO LEARN FROM THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR DONALD LIAO THAT SINCE HER VISIT TO HONG KONG IN APRIL 1977 THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAD HOUSED 668 600 PEOPLE.

♦THAT'S WELL OVER HALF-A-MILLION PEOPLE AND GETTING ON FOR THREE-QUARTERS-OF-A-MILL ION — IT’S SIMPLY AMAZING,+ SHE SAID.

MRS THATCHER SAID SHE WAS +HIGHLY IMPRESSED+ TO FIND THAT 49 RENTAL AND HOME OWNERSHIP ESTATES HAD BEEN OPENED SINCE APRIL 1977 AND 161 800 FLATS BUILT AND OCCUPIED.

. SHE T0LD MR LIAOi +WHEN I WAS LAST HERE, THESE NEW ESTATES WERE JJST IDtAS — NOW THEY’RE THE HOMES OF SO MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWNS IS QUITE WONDERFUL.+

AT SHEK WAI KOK, MRS THATCHER ACCEPTED A CUP OF TEA FROM MRS NG SIU LAI-YING, THE WIFE OF FACTORY WORKER MR NG KAM-KAU, WHEN SHE VISITED THEIR 14TH FLOOR HOME.

SHE ASKED MRS NG HOW LONG THE FAMILY HAD LIVED THERE AND HOW THEY LIKED THEIR HOME.

MRS NG SAID THE FAMILY HAD MOVED INTO THE SEVEN-PERSON FLAT 23 MONTHS AGO AND PAID A MONTHLY RENT OF $325.

♦WE PREVIOUSLY LIVED IN TAI WO HAU ESTATE AND MOVED HERE TO SHEK WAI KOK UNDER THE AUTHORITY’S RELIEF-OF-OVERCROWDI NG PROGRAMME,* SHE SAID.

♦THIS IS MUCH NICER AND WE ALL LIKE THE PLACE VERY MUCH.+

ON LEAVING MRS NG’S FLAT, THE PRIME MINISTER NOTICED WHAT WAS OBVIOUSLY A WELCOME SIGN IN CHINESE OUTSIDE THE ADJOINING FLAT CF MR WONG TO (57).

MR WONG AND HIS WIFE BECKONED HER INSIDE AND SOON SHE WAS HAVING A SECOND CUP OF TEA — AND MEETING MR WONG’S 80-YEAR OLD MOTHER WHO WAS VISITING THE WONG’S AND THEIR FOUR CHILDREN.

MR WONG ALSO OFFERED MRS THATCHER A MOON CAKE TO GO WITH THE TEA BUT SHE DECLINED WITH A SMILE, EXPLAINING SHE DID NOT HAVE THE TIME.

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MASSIVE FUNDS FOR POLLUTION CONTROL * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO SPEND $3.6 BILLION IN THE NEXT

15 YEARS ON SEWAGE TREATMENT TO CONTROL WATER POLLUTION IN HONG KONG A SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER, DR CATHERINE LAM, SAID.

ADDRESSING A SEMINAR JUST HELD IN NEW ZEALAND BY THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, DR LAM SAID IT WAS PROPOSED THAT HONG KONG BE DIVIDED INTO TEN WATER CONTROL ZONES.

♦EVENTUALLY THE EXISTING WATER POLLUTION PROBLEMS SHOULD IMPROVE AND THE PRESENT GOOD WATER QUALITY WILL BE SAFEGUARDED AGAINST FUTURE POLLUTION,* SHE PREDICTED.

IN HER TALK, ENTITLED +WATER QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND MONITORING OF TOLO HARBOUR+, DR LAM TRACED THE POLLUTION PROBLEM OF THE PLACE.

FORMERLY A RURAL AREA, THIS CATCHMENT WITH A POPULATION OF ffl 000 IN THE MID-1970S NOW HAS 250 000 RESIDENTS, WITH THE FINAL FIGURE PROJECTED AT OVER ONE MILLION.

SUCH RAPID DEVELOPMENT, SHE SAID, HAD BROUGHT CONCERN OVER THE DETERIORATING WATER CONDITION IN THIS ALMOST LANDLOCKED ESTUARY WITH ACCOMMODATION FOR SUBSTANTIAL RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION.

SHE SAID THAT DOMESTIC AND AGRICULTURAL WASTE DISCHARGES, RESULTING IN FREQUENT RED TIDES AND +BOTTOM OXYGEN DEPLETION*, WERE OF PARTICULAR CONCERN AT PRESENT.

♦HOWEVER,* SHE ADDED, +THE SITUATION SHOULD IMPROVE WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE 1980, WASTE DISPOSAL ORDINANCE 1980, THE PRACTICE OF AGRICULTURAL WASTE COLLECTION SCHEME AND FURTHER COMMISSIONING OF MAJOR SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS.*

BEEN PLHAnSeDCF»EDThIHcItCTS^NT?AJ0R HAD

.AO ♦J*0 0F THESE ARE PARTIALLY COMMISSIONED AT PRESENT. AGRICULTURAL WASTE DISCHARGES WILL BE EVENTUALLY CONTROLLED UNDER THE WASTE DISPOSAL ORDINANCE,* SHE ADDED. UNDER

PLANS PROV<D<NG FOR MARKET, HAWKER AND REFUSE ^L1L*2Tl?^nAREAS WCULD HELP To REDUCE URBAN RUNOFF POLLUTANTS, UK LAM SA ID.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1982 * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) PUBLISHED THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S VISIBLE TRADE IN AUGUST 1982. THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR AUGUST WAS $11 355 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF $7 742 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $3 613 MILLION. WITH IMPORTS AT $11 583 MILLION, THE VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT FOR AUGUST WAS $228 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH THE TRADE FIGURES FOR THE SAME MONTH IN 1981, THERE WERE THE FOLLOWING INCREASES IN VALUEi $255 MILLION OR THREE PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS, $150 MILLION OR FOUR PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS, $405 MILLION OR FOUR PER CENT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS AND $322 MILLION OR THREE PER CENT FOR IMPORTS. THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP, THAT IS THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS NOT COVERED BY THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS, AT TWO PER CENT IN AUGUST THIS YEAR WAS SOMEWHAT SMALLER THAN IN AUGUST 1981 AT THREE PER CENT.

COMMENTING ON THE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AS THE ECONOMIC RECESSION IN HONG KONG’S MAIN MARKETS PERSISTED, THE GROWTH RATE IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN AUGUST, AT THREE PER CENT REMAINED LOW, COMPARED WITH A GROWTH RATE OF SIX PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR. THERE WAS AT THE SAME TIME NO SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE IMPORT BILL. THIS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO A NARROWING OF THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP. HOWEVER, HE POINTED OUT THAT THE EXCEPTIONALLY LARGE IMPROVEMENT IN THE VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT FROM $1 118 MILLION IN JULY TO $228 MILLION IN AUGUST THIS YEAR WAS MOSTLY SEASONAL.

PUTTING THE MONTH’S TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT COMPARING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS CF THIS YEAR WITH THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1981, THE GROWTH RATE OF THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS, AT SEVEN PER CENT, WAS FASTER THAN THAT OF IMPORTS, AT FOUR PER CENT. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP NARROWED TO 12 PER CENT IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR FROM 14 PER CENT IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD OF 1981.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 198?

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TRADE FIGURES FOR AOOOST, 1?82

The Census and Statistics Department has released the following provisional

uercnandiae trade figures for August :-

1EJCHAIWISE : Domestic Exports : I 7.7*2 million

Re-exporta : t 5,615 million

Total Exports : 111,555 sillioa

Imports : 511.585 milliom

Trade balance : I 228 million (in deficit)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

June - August June - August Increase or

Latent 5 months _1962 decreame

! Mn. 5 Mn. I Mn. »

■omestic exports 22. 55* 21,661 694 ♦ 5-2

Re-exports io,65> 10,102 551 ♦ 5.5

Total Exports 52.98? 51.765 1,224 ♦ 5.9

Imports 55.619 5*. 971 648 ♦ 1.9

Trade balance - 2.652 - 5,208 576

August August Increase or

->axre month last year 1982 1981 decrease

> Mn. j Mn ”. 1 Ma. A

Domestic Exports 7,7*2 (68.2%) 7,487 255 ♦ 5.4

of Total Exports’, (68.4%)

Re-exports 5.615 5,464 150 ♦ 4.5

Total Exports 11.555 10.951 405 ♦ 5.7

Imports 11.585 11,262 522 ♦ 2.9

Trade balance - 228 - 511 85

August July Increase or

Last montr. 1982 1982 decrease

$ Mn. VMn. i Mn. *

Domestic Exports 7,7*2 7.680 62 ♦ 0.8

(A of Total Exports) (68.2%) (68.2%)

Re-exports 5.615 5,578 55 *1.0

Total Exporta 11,555 11.258 97 ♦ 0.9

laports 11.585 12.576 - 792 - 6.4

Trade balance - 228 - 1,118 890

January - August January - August Increase or

Calendar year to-date 1982 decrease

I Mn. t Mn. t Mn. i

Domestic Exports 55.259 50,458 2,801 ♦ 5.6

(i of Total Exports.1 (65.1%) (65.7%)

Re-exports 28.605 26.572 2,251 ♦ 8.5

Total Exports 81.842 76.811 5,052 ♦ 6.6

laports 92,648 89.170 5,*78 ♦ 5.9

Trade balance -10,806 -12.559 1,555

September 1981 September 1980

to to Increase or

Last 12 months August 1982 i Mn. decrease

t Mn. S Mn. I

Domestic Exports 85,224 74,646 8.579 »11.5

Re-exports *5,970 58,094 5.876 *15.4

Total Exports 127,194 112,759 14.455 >12.8

Imports 141.855 150.260 11,595 ♦ 8.9

Trade balanc e -14,659 -17,521 2,862

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TEXTILE CONSULTATIONS RECESSED

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CONSULTATIONS ON A NEW TEXTILE RESTRAINT AGREEMENT BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY HAS BEEN RECESSED, MR LAWRENCE MILLS WHO HEADS THE HONG KONG DELEGATION FOR THE NEGOTIATIONS IN BRUSSELS, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

+THE COMMUNITY DELEGATION TOLD US THAT IT HAD TO REPORT TO htMBER STATES ON THE POSITIONS REACHED.+

+WE HAVE MADE CLEAR THAT HONG KONG IS READY TO CONTINUE THE TALKS AT ANY MUTUALLY CONVENIENT TIME,+ HE ADDED.

MR MILLS SAID THAT A WIDE MEASURE OF AGREEMENT HAD BEEN REACHED IN THE NEGOTIATIONS BUT SOME MAJOR ISSUES REMAINED TO BE RESOLVED.

HE DECLINED TO ELABORATE, SAYING THAT IT WOULD BE UNTIMELY TO REVEAL DETAILS OF THE TALKS SINCE THE NEGOTIATIONS WERE NOT YET COMPLETED.

THROUGHOUT THE 12-DAY CONSULTATIONS IN BRUSSELS THE HONG KONG DELEGATION WERE GIVEN ON-THE-SPOT GUIDANCE BY THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD, CHAIRED BY THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR BILL DORWARD.

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PARENTS CONSENT NEEDED FOR FLAG DAY SALES

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SCHOOLS SHOULD OBTAIN THE CONSENT OF PARENTS BEFORE SENDING THEIR STUDENTS TO SELL FLAGS OR FLOWERS FOR CHARITABLE ORGANISATIONS ON APPROVED FLAG OR FLOWER DAYS, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY IN A CIRCULAR TO SCHOOLS.

THE CIRCULAR REMINDED HEADS OF SCHOOLS THAT STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN THESE ACTIVITIES MUST BE ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY AND THE PRIOR CONSENT OF PARENTS SHOULD BE OBTAINED.

THE CIRCULAR ALSO POINTED OUT THAT ONLY STUDENTS OF FORM OR MIDDLE 4 AND ABOVE MAY BE SENT OUT TO SELL FLAGS OR FLOWERS AND THAT INSURANCE AGAINST ACCIDENTS AND ROBBERY SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR THEM.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1982

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CHILD CARE SEMINAR IN SHA TIN * * * *

THE YIN NGA I SOCIETY IN SHA TIN WILL HOLD A SEMINAR ON CHILD CARE AND WOMEN’S HYGIENE FOR ITS MEMBERS ON THURSDAY EVENING (SEPTEMBER 30).

AN EXPERIENCED NURSE, MISS HO LAI-LAI, WILL TALK ON THESE SUBJECTS, AND AFTERWARDS THERE WILL BE A QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE YIN NGA I SOCIETY IN SHA TIN, MRS LEUNG HO CHUN-TIM, URGED ALL MEMBERS TO ATTEND, AND TO BRING THEIR CHILDREN ALONG.

THE 90-MINUTE SEMINAR WILL START AT 8 PM AT THE WO CHE COMMUNITY HALL ON THURSDAY, WITH THE PRESIDENT, MRS WAI CHEUNG CHOI-LIN AND VICE-PRESIDENT, MISS NG YUK-PING OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

INAUGURATED IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR, THE YIN NGA I SOCIETY PROVIDES CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES TO WOMEN, AND IS HELPED IN THIS BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE CHAIRMAN, MRS LEUNG, SAID MOST OF THE MEMBERS LIVE IN LEK YUEN AND WO CHE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND THEIR AVERAGE AGE IS 30.

A PRIVATE TUITION PROGRAMME ORGANISED BY THE SOCIETY FOR PRIMARY ONE TO THREE PUPILS DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS HAD BEEN A BIG SUCCESS AND A LARGE-SCALE CARNIVAL WAS BEING PLANNED AND IT WAS EXPECTED THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD WOULD ALLOCATE FUNDS TO SUPPORT IT, SHE SAID.

THE SHA TIN YIN NGA I SOCIETY HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 80 AND NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME.

WOMEN RESIDENTS ABOVE THE AGE OF 18 ARE ELIGIBLE TO JOIN AND THOSE INTERESTED COULD CALL AT THE COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH CFFICE OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT SAU CHUEN HOUSE, LEK YUEN ESTATE, SHA TIN.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1982

STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME * * * *

FROM OCTOBER 1, STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO USE THE NEW 82/83 STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS TO TRAVEL AT CONCESSIONARY RATES.

THE NEW CARDS WILL BE ISSUED TO THE APPLICANTS BEFORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER WHEN THE OLD ONES BECOME INVALID.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REMINDED SCHOOLS TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THE CARDS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE, AND STUDENTS MUST PRODUCE THEM FOR CONCESSIONARY FARES.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE AT THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE, TELEPHONE 5-7954631.

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HOLIDAY POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS * * *

THERE WILL BE ONE MAIL DELIVERY ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 2), WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

ON THAT DAY, 35 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 POST OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS FROM 9 AM TO 12 NOON.

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CAUSEWAY BAY ROAD CLOSURE * * *

PERCIVAL STREET IN CAUSEWAY BAY BETWEEN LOCKHART ROAD AND ICNNESSY ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 12.01 AM TO 6 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 30) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CAUSEWAY BAY STATION.

DURING THE CLOSURE, SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC ALONG PERCIVAL STREET WILL BE DIVERTED VIA LOCKHART ROAD AND EAST POINT ROAD.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

REBASING TO 1981 OF HONG KONG IMPORT AND EXPORT UNIT VALUE AND QUANTUM INDEXES ............................................. 1

ADDICTS' NEED FOR JOBS STRESSED................................. 2

EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL SURVEY FOR THIRD QUARTER ... 3

SHORT-TERM TENANCIES IN YUEN LONG.............................. 4

FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN NEW TERRITORIES ........................ 4

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN SHAM SHUI PO................. 5

TRAFFIC .ARRANGEMENTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ........................................................ 6

ADDITIONAL TRAINS FOR FESTIVAL PERIOD .......................... 8

TRIAL OPENING OF BUS-ONLY LANES TO OTHER TRAFFIC IN MID-LEVELS 8

PLB PROHIBITED ZONES IN HUNG HOM................................. 8

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1982

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REBASING TO 1981 OF HONG KONG IMPORT AND EXPORT UNIT VALUE AND QUANTUM INDEXES

* X X X

THE JULY 1982 ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS, WHICH IS NOW ON SALE, CONTAINS A SPECIAL ARTICLE ON +THE REBASING TO 1981 OF HONG KONG IMPORT AND EXPORT UNIT VALOE AND QUANTUM INDEXES*.

BEFORE 1982, THE UNIT VALUE AND QUANTUM INDEXES WERE BASED ON 1973. FROM 1973 TO 1981, SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS TOOK PLACE IN THE WORLD MARKET, IN THE DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION OF WORLD TRADE, IN THE SOPHISTICATION OF GOODS TRADED, AND IN THE PRICE STRUCTURE. TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE CHANGED TRADING ENVIRONMENT AND TO ENHANCE THE USEFULNESS OF THESE TRADE INDEXES, IT WAS CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO RE-BASE THE TRADE INDEXES FROM 1973 TO 1981 WITH EFFECT FROM THE JANUARY 1982 INDEX NUMBERS.

TO MEASURE ANY CHANGE IN TRADE VALUE IN REAL TERMS, IT IS NECESSARY TO ANALYSE HOW MUCH OF THE CHANGE CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO A CHANGE IN PRICE AND HOW MUCH IS DUE TO A CHANGE IN VOLUME. BY COMPILING UNIT VALUE AND QUANTUM INDEXES TO REFLECT THE PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS, MORE IN-DEPTH ANALYSES AND ASSESSMENTS CAN BE MADE OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ECONOMY.

THE UNIT VALUE INDEX IS A CHAINED LASPEYRES INDEX, COMPARING THE CURRENT PERIOD UNIT VALUES.OF THE SELECTED ITEMS WITH THEIR AVERAGE UNIT VALUES IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR, USING THE PREVIOUS YEAR’S TRADE VALUES AS WEIGHTS, AND CHAINED TO THE BASE YEAR BY THE PREVIOUS YEAR’S UNIT VALUE INDEX. THE QUANTUM INDEX IS DERIVED BY DEFLATING THE VALUE INDEX BY THE UNIT VALUE INDEX. HENCE IT IS A PAASCHE INDEX, COMPARING THE CURRENT PERIOD TRADE VOLUME WITH THE AVERAGE BASE YEAR TRADE VOLUME.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPILING TRADE INDEXES, OVERALL DOMESTIC EXPORTS, IMPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ARE DISAGGREGATED INTO MAIN-CLASSES AND SUB-CLASSES, SUCH AS EXPORTS OF CLOTHING AND IMPORTS OF FOODSTUFFS. MONTHLY INDEXES ARE COMPILED FOR THESE MAIN-CLASSES AND SUB-CLASSES AND THEY ARE AGGREGATED TO FORM THE OVERALL INDEXES. THERE ARE ALSO NINE SETS OF COUNTRY INDEXES, FOUR FOR THE MAIN EXPORT MARKETS AND FIVE FOR THE MAIN SUPPLYING COUNTRIES. THESE COUNTRY INDEXES SERVE AS INDICATORS OF THE PERFORMANCE AND THE PATTERN OF HONG KONG’S BILATERAL TRADE WITH INDIVIDUAL MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE REBASING OF THE TRADE INDEXES, TWO AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT WERE EXAMINED. FIRSTLY, THE BASKET OF COMMODITIES SELECTED FOR COMPILING TRADE INDEXES WAS REVIEWED, AND SECONDLY, THE DISAGGREGATION OF THE OVERALL INDEXES INTO MAIN-CLASSES AND SUB-CLASSES WAS REVISED, SO AS TO IMPROVE THE RELIABILITY AND REPRESENTATIVENESS OF THE TRADE INDEXES.

/II.* ADDITION

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1982

IN ADDITION, A NEW APPROACH HAS BEEN ADOPTED IN THE COMPILATION OF TRADE INDEXES, STARTING IN 1982. TO REDUCE THE NON-PRICE FLUCTUATIONS WITHIN THE UNIT VALUE OF A COMMODITY ITEM CAUSED BY COUNTRY DIFFERENCES, COUNTRIES WITH SIMILAR PRICE CHARACTERISTICS ARE GROUPED TOGETHER TO FORM REGIONS, AND THE CURRENT PERIOD UNIT VALUE FOR EACH REGION OF THE COMMODITY ITEM IS COMPARED WITH ITS AVERAGE UNIT VALUE IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR. THIS REFINEMENT IN CALCULATION PROCEDURE SHOULD IMPROVE THE RELIABILITY OF THE UNIT VALUE INDEXES, AND HENCE THE QUANTUM INDEXES.

THE JULY DIGEST IS ON SALE AT HKJ18 A COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, HONG KONG.

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ADDICTS’ NEED FOR JOBS STRESSED * * * *

NEXT TO MEDICAL SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT WAS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST FACTOR IN FREEING AN ADDICT FROM DRUGS, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING AT A TEA PARTY GIVEN BY THE EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE COMMITTEE FOR VOLUNTARILY REHABILITATED DRUG ABUSERS, MR ALLEYNE SAID THAT FIRSTLY- WORK PROMISED THE FIRST RETURN TO SELF-RESPECT AND A DISCIPLINED WAY OF LIFE BY A DRUG ADDICT — ESSENTIAL FOR STARTING THE REHABILITATION PROCESS.

SECONDLY, THE PATTERN OF DAILY WORK GETS THE ADDICT AWAY FROM THE DRUG CULTURE AND BACK INTO THE NORMAL ENVIRONMENT WHICH VALUES AND REWARDS PRODUCTIVE ACTIVITIES.

♦AND THIRDLY, THE ADDICT CAN START TO LOOK AFTER HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY AGAIN, REDUCING THE DANGER OF ITS INSTABILITY AND THE RISK OF THE CHILDREN BEING DAMAGED BY STRAINS OF AN ADDICTED PARENT,* HE SAID.

MR ALLEYNE SAID IT WAS NOT ONLY THE ADDICT HIMSELF WHO SUFFERED « THE VICTIMS ALSO INCLUDED HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

AND SOCIETY HAD +TO HELP SUPPORT THE COSTS OF TREATING AND REHABILITATING THE ADDICT, ASSISTING HIS FAMILY AND ENFORCING THE LAW*.

+THE PROCESS OF LIBERATION FROM DRUG ADDICTION IS LONG AND PAINFUL,* HE SAID.

MR ALLEYNE SAID ADDICTION HAD COMPLEX SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES AND WAS NOT SIMPLY THE RESULT OF CRIMINAL SELF-INDULGENCE.

SOCIETY COULD HELP IN THE REHABILITATION OF ADDICTS THOUGH THIS WAS A LONG PROCESS, HE SAID.

THE PIONEERING EFFORTS OF THE EMPLOYMENT GUIDANCE COMMITTEE SHOWED HOW MUCH COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THIS FIELD.

THE COMMITTEE, SET UP IN 1975, FINDS JOBS FOR EX-ADDICTS, AND PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT COUNSELLING, PETTY CASH AND INTEREST-FREE LOANS TO THEM.

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EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL SURVEY FOR THIRD QUARTER

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NEXT MONTH THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING A SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY.

THE SURVEY RESULTS WILL BE USEFUL IN PROVIDING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC INDICATORS AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE LABOUR MARKET IN HONG KONG, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE SURVEY WILL COVER ABOUT 95 OOO ESTABLISHMENTS.DRAWN

FROM VARIOUS SECTORS INCLUDING DISTRIBUTIVE AND CATERING (WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS) AND SERVICES SECTORS WITH FULL ENUMERATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGED IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR.

INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1982 WILL BE ASKED OF EACH ESTABLISHMENT.

SOME 10 000 ESTABLISHMENTS WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE SAMPLE AND ASKED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAYROLL IN EACH OF THE THREE MONTHS DURING THE REFERENCE PERIOD OF JULY - SEPTEMBER 1982.

ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGED IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE MAJOR KINDS OF ACTIVITIES DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS.

QUESTIONNAIRES WILL BE MAILED TO INDIVIDUAL BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS EARLY NEXT MONTH. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDER 1982 (LEGAL NOTICE NO. 69 OF 1982, GAZETTED ON MARCH 5, 1982), ESTABLISHMENTS RECEIVING QUESTIONNAIRES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THEM TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD. FOR THEIR CONVENIENCE, RETURN ENVELOPES BEARING THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE PROVIDED.

EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS STATISTICS SECTION, CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

SHOULD RESPONDENTS HAVE DIFFICULTY IN COMPLETING THE FORMS, THEY ARE WELCOME TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS (PRINTED AT THE BACK OF THE SURVEY FORMS):

5-436551 5-444301 5-455661 5-455668

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1982

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SHORT-TERM TENANCIES IN YUEN LONG * * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR SHORT-TERM TENANCIES OF TWO LOTS IN YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL AREA.

THE LOTS, ABOUT 755 SQUARE METRES EACH, SHOULD BE USED FOR THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE, INCLUDING PAINT-SPRAYING, OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

THE TENANCIES WILL BE FOR A TWO-YEAR PERIOD INITIALLY, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY THEREAFTER.

THE DEADLINE FOR THE TENDERS IS NOON, OCTOBER 15.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, YUEN LONG, WHERE TENDER PLANS MAY ALSO BE INSPECTED.

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FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN NEW TERRITORIES

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THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL WHICH FALLS ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 1) WILL BE CELEBRATED IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WITH A SERIES OF ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES.

THE ACTIVITIES ARE BEING ORGANISED BY THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICT OFFICES AND SPONSORED BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND DISTRICT BOARDS.

IN NORTH DISTRICT, MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 60 WILL BE INVITED TO A MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL NIGHT FOR THE ELDERLY TO BE HELD AT THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE TWO-HOUR PROGRAMME, STARTING AT 8 PM, WILL FEATURE CANTONESE OPERA AND SINGING PERFORMANCES, AND A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY FOR A LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION.

MOONCAKES, DRINKS AND SOUVENIRS WILL BE PROVIDED BY LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS.

IN TAI PO, A LANTERN GALA WILL BE HELD AT TAI YUEN ESTATE FROM 8 PM TO 11 PM ON FR IDAY.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE A LION DANCE, A MAGIC SHOW, SINGING AND DANCING, GAMES AND A LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION.

RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO BRING ALONG THEIR HOME-MADE LANTERNS FOR THIS OPEN CONTEST WHICH CARRIES BOOK COUPONS AND CONSOLATION PRIZES FOR THE WINNING ENTRIES.

ON SATURDAY IN TA I PO, A TWO-AND-A-HALF-HOUR CARNIVAL WILL BE FELD AT HEUNG SZE WUI STREET FOOTBALL GROUND FROM 8 PM, FEATURING A LANTERN RIDDLE CONTEST, A LANTERN DISPLAY AND A VARIETY SHOW.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBEH 2?, 1?82

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IN SHA TIN, A VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE PLAYGROUND OPPOSITE BLOCK 97 OF YUEN CHAU KOK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA ON FRIDAY EVENING.

THE 9O-MINUTE SHOW, STARTING AT 9 PM, HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

BESIDES PROVIDING ENTERTAINMENT FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS, THE SHOW IS INTENDED TO PUBLICISE THE IMPORTANCE OF FIGHTING CRIME AMONG YOUNGSTERS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE SAID.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A CELEBRATION PROGRAMME ON SATURDAY EVENING AT THE JOCKEY CLUB TEMPORARY SPORTS GROUND.

IN ISLANDS DISTRICT, CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES WILL START AT 7 PM AT THE MUI WO ROUND TABLE VILLAGE AND AT 8 PM AT PUI 0 PLAYGROUND ON FR IDAY.

CELEBRATIONS- WILL START AT 7.30 PM AT CHAU TUNG WAN AND AT 8 PM

AT TAI 0 ON SATURDAY.

IN TSUEN WAN, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OF LAI YIU AND LAI KING ESTATES HAVE ALSO ORGANISED CELEBRATION PROGRAMMES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS BEGINNING AT 8 PM ON FRIDAY.

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS IN SHAM SHUI PO * * * *

AN EXTENSIVE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE FA HUI PARK IN SHAM SHUI PO FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE PROGRAMME,JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD, THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE SHAM SHUI PO CULTURAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE AND THE SHAM SHUI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION, WILL FEATURE LION DANCES, LANTERN RIDDLES, PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY DISPLAYS, CHINESE TRADITIONAL HANDICRAFT, SINGING, MAGIC AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES AND A LUCKY DRAW.

REFRESHMENTS AND GIFTS WILL BE OFFERED.

THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (SHAM SHUI PO), MR STEPHEN IP, URBAN COUNCILLORS, MR TSIN SAI-NIN AND MR HOWARD YOUNG, AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (SHAM SHUI PO), MR M.F. WHITE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE LUCKY DRAW AND GIFTS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SHAM SHUI PO CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LANTERN CARNIVAL TO BE HELD AT THE FA HUI PARK TOMORROW (THURSDAY) FROM 7 PM TO 11 PM.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1982

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ******

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE PEAK AREA AND CAUSEWAY BAY ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 1) FOR THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

ON THE PEAK, PARKING SPACES AT THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS AND THE VICTORY PEAK GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED FROM 2 PM TO 3 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE CAR PARK WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY CLOCKWISE.

ONLY LOCAL RESIDENTS’ VEHICLES OR THOSE WITH PERMITS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER MT. AUSTIN ROAD, LUGARD ROAD AND HARLECH ROAD FROM 6.30 PM UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

IN CAUSEWAY BAY, THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 7.30 PM ON FRIDAY TO 3 AM THE NEXT DAY:

* GLOUCESTER ROAD OUTSIDE VICTORIA PARK;

* KINGSTON STREET BETWEEN GLOUCESTER ROAD AND CLEVELAND STREET;

* PATERSON STREET BETWEEN KINGSTON STREET AND YEE WO STREET 5

* SUGAR STREET; AND

* GREAT GEORGE STREET.

WESTBOUND VEHICLES ALONG CAUSEWAY ROAD EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND MAX I CABS WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO HING FAT STREET.

THE HING FAT STREET CAR PARK, METERED PARKING SPACES IN CLEVELAND STREET, TUNG LO WAN ROAD AND THE TAXI STAND IN PATERSON STREET WILL ALL BE CLOSED FROM 12 NOON ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 1) UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

THE PLB STAND IN SUGAR STREET WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7.30 AM ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 1) TO 3 AM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 2).

ON FRIDAY EVENING, LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE BANNED FROM ENTERING LEIGHTON ROAD* TIN LOK LANE; CAROLINE HILL ROAD; EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD; TAI HANG ROAD NORTH OF LAI TAK TSUEN ROAD; TUNG LO WAN ROAD; ELECTRIC ROAD SOUTH OF WING HING STREETl MORRISON HILL ROAD NORTH CF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST; HENNESSY ROAD EAST OF MARSH ROAD; AND TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD WEST OF CLOUD VIEW ROAD.

FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF COMMUTERS, VARIOUS PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES WILL BE INCREASED.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1982

MORE LANTAU BUSES WILL OPERATE ON ROUTES 1, 3, 4 AND 5 FROM FRIDAY.TO SUNDAY. -

THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL JOURNEYS ON CMB ROUTES 15 (CENTRAL -THE PEAK) AND 15B (CAUSEWAY BAY - THE PEAK) FROM 7 PM ON FRIDAY.

TWO SPECIAL ROUTES - 15A (NORTH POINT FERRY - THE PEAK) AND 15M (ADMIRALTY MTR STATION - THE PEAK) WILL BE OPERATED.

HONG KONG ISLAND MAXICAB ROUTE NO. 1 (CENTRAL H.M.S. TAMAR -THE PEAK) WILL OPERATE UNTIL 4 AM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 2), WITH A FLAT FARE OF $4.

MAXICAB ROUTE 30 (CAUSEWAY BAY - WATFORD ROAD) HEADING FOR CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DIVERTED VIA ARSENAL STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD, CLEVELAND STREET, KINGSTON STREET AND PATERSON STREET.

MAXICAB ROUTE 33 (NORTH POINT - WAN CHAI FERRY) HEADING FOR NORTH POINT (HEALTHY STREET EAST) WILL BE DIVERTED VIA EAST POINT ROAD, YEE WO STREET AND CAUSEWAY ROAD.

PEAK TRAM SERVICES WILL BE EXTENDED TO 3 AM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 2) AND TO 1 AM ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 3).

TRAM SERVICES BETWEEN WESTERN MARKET AND SHAU KEI WAN WILL BE EXTENDED ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE LAST TRAMS WILL DEPART AT 12.53 AM ON SATURDAY FROM WESTERN MARKET AND 1.09 AM FROM SHAU KEI WAN.

ADDITIONAL TRAM SERVICES WILL BE INTRODUCED ON FRIDAY BETWEEN KENNEDY TOWN AND CAUSEWAY BAY. ON SATURDAY THE LAST TRAMS WILL LEAVE CAUSEWAY BAY AND KENNEDY TOWN AT 12.56 AM AND 1.30 AM RESPECTIVELY.

SUPPLEMENTARY TRAM SERVICES BETWEEN CAUSEWAY BAY AND WESTERN MARKET WILL LEAVE CAUSEWAY BAY AT 1.09 AM, 1.17 AM, 1.23 AM AND 1.29 AM ON SATURDAY.

THE LAST MTR TRAINS WILL DEPART AT CENTRAL STATION AND TSUEN WAN STATION AT 3 AM AND 2.44 AM RESPECTIVELY ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 2).

THERE WILL ALSO EE ADDITIONAL FERRY SERVICES ON OUTLYING DISTRICT ROUTES.

HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING SAILINGS WILL BE SUSPENDED ON OCTOBER lx

* THE 5.45 PM SAILING FROM CENTRAL TO TAI KOO SHING;

M THE 5.20 PM - 6.20 PM SAILINGS FROM CENTRAL TO KWUN TONG; AND

# THE 6 PM - 6.40 PM SAILINGS FROM KWUN TONG TO CENTRAL.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1982

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ADDITIONAL TRAINS FOR FESTIVAL PERIOD

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THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL RUN EXTRA TRAINS TO HELP COPE WITH THE TRAVEL RUSH TO AND FROM CHINA DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL PERIOD.

IN THE THREE DAYS FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY (OCTOBER 3), AN ADDITIONAL NORTHBOUND TRAIN WILL LEAVE KOWLOON STATION AT 6.13 AM WHILE A SOUTHBOUND TRAIN WILL LEAVE LO WU STATION AT 4.14 PM DAILY.

ELECTRIC TRAINS WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE AT W-M INUTE INTERVALS BETWEEN HUNG HOM AND SHA TIN.

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TRIAL OPENING OF BUS-ONLY LANES TO OTHER TRAFFIC IN MID-LEVELS * * *

BUS-ONLY LANES IN THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE OPEN TO ALL VEHICLES ON A TRIAL BASIS DURING THE FOUR SUNDAYS AND TWO PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ON OCTOBER 2, 3, 10, 17, 24 AND 25, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THESE BUS-ONLY LANES ARE ON CAINE ROAD WESTBOUND- AND BONHAM ROAD WESTBOUND BETWEEN PARK ROAD AND CAINE ROAD- AND PARK ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN BONHAM ROAD AND LYTTELTON ROAD.

THE DECISION TO OPEN THESE BUS-ONLY LANES WAS MADE ON THE ADVICE OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD.

DURING THESE HOLIDAY PERIODS THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY ON THE GENERAL TRAFFIC FLOW AND THE VARIATION OF BUS AND MAXICAB JOURNEY TIME IN THE AREA WITH THE AIM OF OPENING THE BUS-ONLY LANES TO OTHER TRAFFIC ON SUBSEQUENT HOLIDAY PERIODS.

HOWEVER, HE ADDED THAT THE TRIAL OPENING WOULD BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME SHOULD THE NEED ARISE.

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PLB PROHIBITED ZONES IN HUNG HOM * * *

fSSSS,!}:A TRANSP0RT DEPAR™T SP’K£SM4°

and 4? 1iSus™s°t!e!JiaWJ!'l also apply T0TAISTREET

HOWEVER, the pl? prohibitiev on BULKELEY street on street takj street, an: ;:h’j street from ma TO DOCK STREET ILL 3E EESCINLED AT THE SA E TIVE.

FRO* YING

TA. WAI ROAD

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER JO, 1982

CONTENTS RAGS NO.

FOUR PER CENT GROWTH IN GDP PREDICTED........................... 1

ANALYSIS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS STATISTICS FOR MERCHANDISE, RECLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1982 ........................................................... 6

INTRODUCING NEW TITLES ......................................... 8

PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS, HOSPITALS PRAISED FOR CONTRIBUTION

TO MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE IN HONG KONG ........................ 8

SIR PHILIP SEES COMMUNITY WORK..............................    10

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HEART DISEASE IS MAJOR KILLER.................................  10

PART-TIME WORK PERMITTED TOR CERTAIN SCHOOL CHILDREN .......... 11

BUILDING PLANS APPROVED .....................................   13

DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED.....................................    13

ARRANGEMENTS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC IN CENTRAL .................... 1^

SHAM SHUI PO TRAFFIC SCHEME DEFERRED........................... 14

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1982

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FOUR PER CENT GROWTH IN GDP PREDICTED * * * *

THIS WILL BE A YEAR OF +SLOWER RATES OF GROWTH, LOWER INFLATION AND STILL HIGH LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT*, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TOLD MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF SECURITY ANALYSTS THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING.

SPEAKING ON THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY, MR BREMRIDGE SAID THE REVISED GROWTH RATE OF GDP FOR THE YEAR IS NOW FOUR PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET FORECAST OF EIGHT PER CENT AND THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF 11 PER CENT IN 1981.

+IN MAKING SUCH A CONSIDERABLE REVISION TO MY FORECAST I AM CONSOLED, THOUGH ONLY PARTLY, BY THE REALISATION THAT SIMILAR DOWNWARD REVISIONS HAVE HAD TO BE MADE BY OTHER FORECASTERS, BOTH IN HONG KONG AND ELSEWHERE,* HE SAID.

+ IT IS WISE TO FACE THE FACTS SQUARELY,* HE ADDED. +THEY ALSO REVEAL THAT MOST OTHERS ARE DOING WORSE, THOUGH THAT IS LITTLE CONSOLATION TO HONG KONG PEOPLE.*

AND IF THIS FOUR PER CENT GROWTH RATE IS ACHIEVED, AT A TIME GENERALLY CONSIDERED BY ECONOMISTS TO BE THE MOST SEVERE WORLD RECESSION IN 50 YEARS, +OUR ECONOMY WILL HAVE DONE BETTER THAN IN THE LAST RECESSION IN 1974-75, WHEN WE RECORDED A GROWTH RATE OF ONLY TWO PER CENT FOR TWO YEARS RUNNING,* HE SAID.

LOOKING AT HONG KONG’S LONGER TERM PROSPECTS, MR BREMRIDGE SAID +THE INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE WORLD ECONOMY MAY BEGIN TO IMPROVE SLOWLY BUT STEADILY IN 1983.+

IT SEEMED PROBABLE THAT THE NADIR IN THE WORLD RECESSION HAD BEEN REACHED, BUT THE POSSIBILITY MUST EXIST IN THE WORLD AS A WHOLE OF FURTHER MAJOR FINANCIAL SHOCKS ARISING UNPREDICTABLY FROM BANKING, POLITICAL OR MILITARY EVENTS.

+ALL WE IN HONG KONG CAN DO IS GUARD OUR RESERVES, STAY NIMBLE ON OUR FEET, AND CONTINUE TO GUIDE OUR AFFAIRS WITH PRUDENCE.

♦WITH A RELATIVELY DEFLATED INTERNAL COST/PRICE STRUCTURE AND SOME SPARE CAPACITY, HONG KONG IS WELL PLACED TO BENEFIT FROM A REVIVAL IN EXPORT DEMAND AS OUR MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS START TO CLIMB OUT OF THE PRESENT RECESSION,* HE SAID.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY OUTLINED A NUMBER OF REVISED FORECASTS FOR 1982.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS

TAKING A PESSIMISTIC VIEW QUITE DELIBERATELY, IT APPEARS THAT OUR EXPORT PERFORMANCE MAY REMAIN WEAK FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, HE SAID. CONSEQUENTLY, DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN REAL TERMS ARE NOW FORECAST TO DECLINE BY TWO PER CENT, COMPARED WITH A BUDGET FORECAST INCREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT.

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ZERO TO NEGATIVE GROWTH RATES ARE FORECAST FOR OUR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO MAJOR MARKETS INCLUDING THE USA, THE UK AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY.

♦CHINA IS THE ONLY BRIGHT SPOT, WITH A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE EXPECTED,* SAID MR BREMRIDGE.

RE-EXPORTS

THE GROWTH RATE OF RE-EXPORTS IN REAL TERMS IS REVISED DOWNWARDS TO ZERO FROM THE BUDGET FORECAST OF 20 PER CENT.

IMPORTS

THE GROWTH RATE OF IMPORTS IN REAL TERMS IS ALSO REVISED DOWNWARDS TO MINUS 3 PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET FORECAST OF PLUS 12 PER CENT.

PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE

PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE IS FORECAST TO GROW IN REAL TERMS BY THREE PER CENT, AS AGAINST THE SEVEN PER CENT GROWTH FORECAST IN THE BUDGET.

MR BREMRIDGE SAI THAT THE SLOWING DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE, WHICH STARTED IN THE BEGINNING OF 1981, HAD CONTINUED INTO THIS YEAR, PROBABLY DUE TO POOR EXPORT PERFORMANCE AFFECTING INCOMES AND TO THE UNFAVOURABLE INFLUENCE ON WEALTH OF A DEPRESSED STOCK MARKET.

PUBLIC SECTOR DEMAND

PUBLIC SECTOR DEMAND ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IS FORECAST TO REMAIN STRONG AS A RESULT OF THE CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME, THE HOUSING PROGRAMME AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE.

AS SOME SLOWING DOWN IN PRIVATE SECTOR ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED, OVERALL EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION IN REAL TERMS IS FORECAST TO GROW BY 13 PER CENT IN 1982, AGAINST THE BUDGET FORECAST OF 15 PER CENT.

PLANT AND MACHINERY

THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF OVERALL EXPENDITURE ON PLANT, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT IN REAL TERMS IS REVISED FROM 14 PER CENT TO MINUS 5 PER CENT.

♦TAKING GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION AS A WHOLE, A SUBSTANTIAL DOWNWARD REVISION IS THUS MADE TO THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS, FROM THE BUDGET FORECAST OF 16 PER CENT TO 3 PER CENT.

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GDP EXPENDITURE

THE REVISED FORECAST OF EXPENDITURE ON THE GDP AT CONSTANT (1973) PRICES IN 1982 IS $73.4 BILLION. WITH A FORECAST INCREASE IN THE GDP DEFLATOR OF 10 PER CENT, THE REVISED FORECAST EXPENDITURE ON THE GDP AT CURRENT PRICES IS $155.9 BILL ION.

IN PER CAPITA TERMS 1982 GDP AT CURRENT PRICES IS NOW FORECAST TO BE ABOUT $30 000, REPRESENTING AN ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF 13 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS, AND AN INCREASE OF THREE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS. +THE LATTER IS REMARKABLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WORST RECESSION IN THE WORLD ECONOMY SINCE THE 193O’S,+ W BREMRIDGE SAID.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY SAID THAT THE IMPLICAT ONS OF THE REVISED GDP FORECAST FOR THE ECONOMY THIS YEAR CAN BE SUMMARISED AS FOLLOWS:

THE PRESSURE OF AGGREGATE DEMAND ON THE GENERAL PRICE LEVEL IS LIKELY TO EASE OFF.

DOMESTIC DEMAND WILL BE THE SOURCE OF GROWTH OF THE ECONOMY IN 1982 RATHER THAN EXPORT DEMAND, THOUGH HE EMPHASISED THAT GROWTH WHICH IS OTHER THAN EXPORT-LED CANNOT BE SUSTAINED FOR LONG.

AS A RESULT OF THE UPWARD REVISION TO THE EXPENDITURE ON CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT AND THE DOWNWARD REVISION TO THE GDP FORECAST FOR 1982, THE RELATIVE SIZE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR WILL INCREASE TO JUST OVER 25 PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET ESTIMATE OF JUST BELOW 24 PER CENT. THE PUBLIC SECTOR WILL THUS COMMAND AN INCREASED SHARE OF AVAILABLE RESOURCES IN THE ECONOMY. THIS CAN BE ACCEPTED ONLY AS A SHORT-TERM PHENOMENON, BECAUSE IT IS STILL THE FIRM MEDIUM AND LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT TO RESTRAIN PUBLIC SPENDING SO AS NOT TO FRUSTRATE THE DEMAND FOR RESOURCES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THE PUBLIC SECTOR’S SHARE OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT WILL ALSO INCREASE FURTHER FROM 43 PER CENT IN 1981 TO 49 PER CENT IN 1982.

♦AS THERE APPEARS TO BE SPARE CAPACITY IN THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, I DO NOT EXPECT THE INCREASE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR’S SHARE IN EXPENDITURE TO HAVE A CROWDING OUT EFFECT ON PRIVATE SECTOR ACTIVITY.

+THERE WILL BE A NARROWING OF THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP FROM 11.7 PER CENT IN 1981 TO 10.7 PER CENT IN 1982.

A SMALL NARROWING IN THE COMBINED GAP ON THE VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE TRADE ACCOUNT IS ALSO ENVISAGED.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THAT DURING THE YEAR, VARIOUS FURTHER STEPS HAD BEEN TAKEN TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG AS THE WORLD’S THIRD LARGEST INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE.

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THUS BUSINESS THAT WAS AT LEAST PARTLY BEING CARRIED ON OUTSIDE HONG KONG IS NOW BEING TRANSACTED ENTIRELY WITHIN HONG KONG AND THE FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSIT BASE OF THE MONETARY SECTOR HAS BEEN STRENGTHENED.

HE SAID THAT THE DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN US DOLLAR AND HONG KONG DOLLAR INTEREST RATES HAS BEEN WIDENING RECENTLY. ALTHOUGH US DOLLAR/INTEREST RATES HAVE BEEN FALLING, HONG KONG DOLLAR RATES HAVE BEEN FALLING EVEN FASTER.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, THE HIGH INTEREST RATE -- THOUGH PLAYING AN ANTI-INFLATIONARY ROLE — WAS CAUSING DIFFICULTIES TO VARIOUS SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY.

+THUS I WELCOME THE RECENT FALLS,* HE SAID.

BUT HE RECOGNISED THAT INTEREST RATES ARE STILL HIGH IN BOTH REAL AND NOMINAL TERMS RELATIVE TO THEIR LEVELS PRIOR TO THE PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. AS A RESULT AND ALTHOUGH THE RELIEF IS WELCOME MANY INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES ARE STILL UNDER PRESSURE.

DESPITE THE SLOWER-THAN-EXPECTED GROWTH RATE OF THE ECONOMY AND A FALL IN THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF HOURS WORKED, THE MEASURED RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT HAS RISEN ONLY SLIGHTLY.

AT 3.5 PER CENT IN MARCH THIS YEAR, UNEMPLOYMENT WAS LOWER THAN A YEAR BEFORE WHEN IT WAS 4.1 PER CENT, AND ONLY SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE RATE IN DECEMBER 1981 OF 3.1 PER CENT.

+ IN HONG KONG WE RECKON THAT ANY RATE BELOW THREE PER CENT REPRESENTS FULL EMPLOYMENT. BUT I ACKNOWLEDGE A DEGREE

OF RESTRICTED WORKING, WITH LOWER EARNINGS FOR SOME,* HE ADDED.

DEALING WITH PRICES, MR BREMRIDGE SAID THE SLOWDOWN IN THE RATE HE FORECAST IN THE BUDGET WAS OCCURRING.

THE INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX BETWEEN JULY 1981 AND JULY 1982 WAS 11 PER CENT COMPARED WITH 15 PER CENT FOR THE SAME PERIOD A YEAR EARLIER. THIS MARKED DOWNWARD TREND SHOULD CONTINUE.

+ INFLAT ION IS A CURSE, AND I AM PLEASED THAT OUR EFFORTS TO REDUCE IT ARE MEETING WITH A DEGREE OF SUCCESS,* HE SAID.

MR BREMR IDGE SAID THAT THE SLUGGISH STATE OF THE ECONOMY HAD INEVITABLY AFFECTED GOVERNMENT REVENUES. THOUGH IT WAS TOO EARLY TO ESTIMATE ACCURATELY THE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE OUTTURN FOR THE YEAR, LAND SALES REVENUE HAD BEEN BELOW ORIGINAL EXPECTATIONS, AND IT SEEMED LIKELY THAT REVENUE COLLECTIONS FROM OTHER SOURCES AFFECTED BY THE CURRENT RECESSION, SUCH AS EARNINGS AND PROFITS TAX, WOULD BE SOMEWHAT LOWER THAN FORECAST.

+IN CONSEQUENCE ANY SURPLUS MUST BE MODERATE, AND INDEED AT PRESENT A BREAKEVEN RESULT SEEMS INDICATED. I WOULD BE RELIEVED TO SEE SUCH AN OUTCOME, WHICH MIGHT BE UNIQUE IN THE WORLD,* THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY SAID.

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RECALLING THAT IN HIS BUDGET SPEECH HE HAD PROMISED TO MONITOR CLOSELY THE GROWTH RATE OF PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE AND THE RELATIVE SIZE OF PUBLIC SECTOR IN RELATION TO THE GDP HE SAID HE FULLY AGREED WITH THE UNOFFICIALS’ VIEWS ON THE NEED FOR FIRM CONTROL.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THE BUDGET ESTIMATE OF EXPENDITURE ON THE CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT FOR THIS YEAR WAS $37.7 BILLION, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OVER 1981-82 OF 22 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS.

+THE LATEST ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL EXPENDITURE ON CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT, BASED ON PERFORMANCE OVER THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS, IS $39.7 BILLION, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF $2 BILLION OVER THE BUDGET ESTIMATE.

+THE UPWARD REVISION IS DUE PARTLY TO LAND ACQUISITION AND OTHER CAPITAL EXPENDITURE IN EXCESS OF SAVINGS ELSEWHERE BUT IN THE MAIN TO CIVIL SERVICE PAY INCREASES.

♦THE LATTER (INCLUDING THE ASSOCIATED SUBVENTED SECTOR) REPRESENTED A RISE OF ABOUT $1.6 BILLION DUE TO THE ANNUAL INCREASE, FOR WHICH AS USUAL IN THE PAST NO FORWARD PROVISION WAS MADE,* HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID FURTHER THAT THE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE GROWTH RATE STILL REQUIRES CLOSE MONITORING FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, AND WILL HAVE TO BE SLOWED DOWN FURTHER NEXT YEAR, TO ENSURE THAT WHEN THE RECOVERY COMES IN OVERSEAS ORDERS, SUFFICIENT RESOURCES AT COMPETITIVE PRICES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

+ THIS WILL INVOLVE CAREFUL SELECTION OF PRIORITIES AS GOVERNMENT CARRIES ON STEADILY AND CONSISTENTLY WITH ITS MAJOR PROGRAMMES. HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WE WILL SO CONTINUE,* HE SAID.

MR BREMRIDGE SAID THAT THE PROPERTY MARKET WAS AN AREA IN WHICH HIGH INTEREST RATES HAD HAD +A MARKED DAMPENING EFFECT ON ACTIVITY*.

+AS A CONSEQUENCE OF HIGH RATES, A STAGNANT EXPORT PERFORMANCE AND AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY OF LAND AND NEW PROPERTY IN THE MARKET, PRICES AND RENTALS HAVE GENERALLY BEEN FALLING THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR, THOUGH THERE ARE NOW SIGNS OF LEVELLING OFF.*

THE CONDITION OF THE PROPERTY MARKET IS BUT ONE JUSTIFICATION, HE SAID, FOR THE SYSTEM OF CONTINUOUS, CAREFUL MONITORING OF THE LIQUIDITY OF BANKS AND DTC’S.

+THE POSITION IS SATISFACTORY,* HE ADDED.

HE SAID THAT IN TERMS OF THE EFFECTIVE EXCHANGE RATE INDEX, THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR HAD STRENGTHENED BY ABOUT SEVEN PER CENT SINCE THIS TIME LAST YEAR, WHILE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP FOR THE PERIOD JUNE TO AUGUST HAD NARROWED FROM 11 PER CENT TO 7.4 PER CENT.

THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE HONG KONG CURRENCY HAS BEEN GOOD, HE SAID.

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ANALYSIS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS STATISTICS FOR MERCHANDISE, RECLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1982 *****

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED DOMESTIC EXPORTS STATISTICS ANALYSED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1982.

THIS SERIES IS DERIVED BY RE-GROUPING ALL SIX-DIGIT COMMODITY EXPORT ITEMS UNDER THE PRESENT EXTERNAL TRADE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO THE INDUSTRIES IN WHICH THESE COMMODITY ITEMS ARE NORMALLY PRODUCED, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID. SINCE ITS SCOPE IS CONFINED TO MERCHANDISE TRADE, TRANSACTIONS IN GOLD AND SPECIE ARE NOT INCLUDED.

THE CLASSIFICATION OF COMMODITY EXPORT ITEMS BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN IS STRUCTURED UPON THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL STANDARD CLASSIFICATION OF ALL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES (I.S.I.C.), AS DISTINCT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS STANDARD INTERNATIONAL TRADE CLASSIFICATION (S.l.T.C.) WHICH IS ADOPTED IN THE REGULAR TRADE STATISTICS REPORTS.

WHEN INTERPRETING THESE RECLASSIFIED FIGURES, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT AN EXPORTED COMMODITY REQUIRING SEVERAL INTERMEDIATE PROCESSING STAGES IS WHOLLY ALLOCATED TO THE INDUSTRY IN WHICH IT IS FINALLY PRODUCED, BUT THAT INDUSTRY WILL NOT NORMALLY BE THE SOLE CONTRIBUTOR TO ITS OVERALL EXPORT VALUE, HE SAID.

+FURTHERMORE, THE CLASSIFICATION OF AN EXPORTED COMMODITY TO A PARTICULAR INDUSTRY DOES NOT IMPLY THAT THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF THE COMMODITY IS ACTUALLY PRODUCED BY ESTABLISHMENTS OF THAT INDUSTRY, SINCE SOME MAY BE SECONDARY PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY ESTABLISHMENTS CLASSIFIED ELSEWHERE,+ HE ADDED.

IN TERMS OF THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, THE SIX MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY GROUPS WERE WEARING APPAREL, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS, TEXTILES, PLASTIC PRODUCTS, PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, AND METAL PRODUCTS. THEY TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR 86 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF MERCHANDISE DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1982.

THE LARGEST INCREASES BY ABSOLUTE VALUE OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1981 OCCURRED IN WEARING APPAREL ($454 MILLION), PLASTIC PRODUCTS ($236 MILLION), AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS ($143 MILLION). IN PERCENTAGE TERMS, THE LARGEST INCREASES WERE s MINING AND QUARRYING (30 PER CENT), NON-ELECTRI CAL MACHINERY (23 PER CENT), PLASTIC PRODUCTS (14 PER CENT), PAPER PRODUCTS AND PRINTED MATERIALS (12 PER CENT), AND WEARING APPAREL (10 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE RECORDED NOTABLY FOR PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT (-$280 MILLION), TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (-$34 MILLION), TEXTILES (-$32 MILLION), WOOD PRODUCTS (-J26 MILLION), METAL PRODUCTS (-$26 MILLION), AND NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS (-$19 MILLION).

IN PERCENTAGE TERMS. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT DECREASES WERE OBSERVED IN ELECTRICITY (-68 PER CENT), AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (-50 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS STATISTICS FOR MERCHANDISE RECLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (AT 3-7213066).

THURSDAY, SEPTD4BER 3C, 1982

Value of domestic exports for merchandise, reclassified by industrial origin for the 2nd quarter of 1981 and of 1982

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Industrial origin of the commodities exported Merchandise domestic exports

2nd qtr. 1981 2nd qtr. 1982 % change

Agricultural, Forestry and Fishing

Agricultural, livestock and 10 548 11 421 8

poultry production

Ocean and coastal fishing 33 361 34 118 2

Mining and Quarrying 230 299 50

Manufacturing

Food 238 025 251 252 6

Beverages 8 785 9 137 4

Tobacco 3* *88 27 773 -19

Textiles (including knitting) 3 571 536 3 539 227 -1

Wearing apparel, except 4 768 475 5 222 296 10

footwear and knitwear

Leather and leather products 132 666 126 714 -4

Footwear 93 305 92 116 -1

food and cork products, 148 905 122 896 -17

furniture and fixtures

Paper and paper products, 263 197 293 469 12

printing and publishing

Chemicals and chemical products 199 184 202 561 2

Products of petroleum and coal 591 542 -8

Rubber products 19 735 15 564 -21

Plastic products 1 7-iU 793 1 951 281 14

Non-metallic mineral products 74 399 55 015 -26

Basic metals and fabricated 1 101 682 1 075 772 -2

metal products

Machinery, except electrical 171 942 210 887 23

Electrical machinery and 3 936 517 4 079 450 4

appliances (incl. electronics)

Transport equipment 67 777 33 840 -50

Professional and optical 1 987 346 1 706 910 -14

equipment

Other manufacturing industries 843 105 1 105 270 31

Electricity 22 954 7 248 -68

Miscellaneous items

(e.g. small postal packages, 96 907 147 657 52

developed photographic plates

and film, antiques, and works

of art)

Total 19 540 4^4 20 322 715 4

Individual entries of a column may not add up exactly to the corresponding total due to rounding.

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INTRODUCING NEW TITLES * * * *

ALL CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS IN THE URBAN DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON WILL BE RE-TITLED DISTRICT OFFICERS FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE TITLE OF CITY DISTRICT OFFICERS IN THE DISTRICTS WILL BE CHANGED TO ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICERS.

IN TSUEN WAN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE TOWN MANAGER AND DISTRICT OFFICER WILL BECOME DISTRICT COMMISSIONER.

TOWN OFFICERS IN TSUEN WAN WILL BECOME ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICERS, IN LINE WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE URBAN REGION AND THE OTHER DISTRICTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ALL OFFICES IN THE 18 DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY WILL BE CALLED DISTRICT OFFICES, PREFIXED BY THE NAME OF THE DISTRICT. FOR EXAMPLE, CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (MONG KOK) WILL BECOME MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE RETITLING WAS CONSIDERED NECESSARY AFTER THE MERGER OF THE FORMER HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION LAST DECEMBER INTO THE PRESENT CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

+THE CDCS IN THE URBAN DISTRICTS AND DOS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE ALL STAFF GRADE C ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS AND THEY ARE ALSO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE 18 DISTRICT BOARDS. IT IS APPROPRIATE TO STANDARDISE THEIR TITLES TO AVOID UNNECESSARY CONFUSION.

♦SIGNBOARDS IN VARIOUS OFFICES WILL BE ALTERED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,* HE SAID.

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PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS, HOSPITALS PRAISED FOR CONTRIBUTION TO MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE IN HONG KONG

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THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, TODAY PRAISED PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS AND HOSPITALS FOR MAKING IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE IN HONG KONG.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE BAPTIST HOSPITAL NEW WING THIS MORNING, HE SAID THAT MEDICAL FACILITIES SHOULD NOT ONLY BE PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND SUBVENTED AGENCIES, BUT ALSO BY PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS AND HOSPITALS, AS THE TWO SECTORS MUST BE +COMPLIMENTARY TO RATHER THAN IN COMPETITION WITH EACH OTHER*.

♦THIS ARRANGEMENT IS ONLY LOGICAL AS IT ALLOWS THE BEST USE OF AVAILABLE MEDICAL MANPOWER AND RESOURCES,* HE SAID.

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DR THONG EXPLAINED THAT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR, GOVERNMENT AND SUBVERTED AGENCIES PROVIDE A MEDICAL SERVICE WHICH IS EFFICIENT, EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND, ABOVE ALL, AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE WHO NEEDS IT AT ONLY NOMINAL COST.

HOWEVER, HE SAID, THIS HAS THE EFFECT OF GENERATING AN INSATIABLE DEMAND BY THE PUBLIC.

♦THE PRESSURE UPON AVAILABLE RESOURCES IS TREMENDOUS AND THE GOVERNMENT MUST THEREFORE CONCENTRATE ON PROVIDING A GOOD, BASIC AND ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SERVICE TO THOSE WHO NEED IT, WITHOUT OVERLY PROVIDING ADDITIONAL COMFORTS AND CONVENIENCES,* SAID DR THONG.

THERE ARE, HOWEVER, SOME PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE OR CHOOSE IN THEIR MEDICAL TREATMENT A LITTLE MORE COMFORT AND CONVENIENCES THAN THE PUBLIC FACILITIES ARE MEANT TO PROVIDE AND ARE PREPARED TO PAY FOR SUCH EXTRA FACILITIES, HE SAID.

+IT IS FOR THESE PEOPLE THAT PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS CATER,* HE SAID.

DR THONG SAID THAT THE SERVICES WHICH THE HONG KONG BAPTIST HOSPITAL PROVIDE ARE GOOD EXAMPLES OF THE GREAT CONTRIBUTIONS BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR TOWARDS IMPROVING MEDICAL CARE IN HONG KONG.

HE COMMENDED THE DIRECTORS OF THE BAPTIST HOSPITAL FOR THEIR FORESIGHT IN PLANNING THE EXTENSION OF THE HOSPITAL.

HE ALSO EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT OTHER PRIVATE GROUPS WILL FOLLOW THEIR LEAD.

THE NEW WING OF THE BAPTIST HOSPITAL WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 374 BEDS, BRINGING TO 648 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE PRIVATE INSTITUTION.

THE TOTAL COST OF THE EXPANSION PROGRAMME AMOUNTED TO $40 MILLION, AND AS A POSITIVE FORM OF ASSISTANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT, THE GOVERNMENT MADE A LOW INTEREST BEARING LOAN CF $10 MILLION TO THE HOSPITAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROJECT, SAID DR THONG.

IN THE NEW EXTENSION, 32 BEDS HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS LOW COST BEDS, WHICH MEANS THE DAILY CHARGE OF THESE BEDS WILL BE SIMILAR TO THE CHARGES IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS, INCLUSIVE OF BED, FOOD AND GENERAL SERVICES, HE SAID.

THE HOSPITAL’S BRADBURY HEART CENTRE IN THE NEW WING WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE CORONARY AND INTENSIVE CARE FOR PATIENTS.

THE NEW OPERATING THEATRE SUITE COMPRISING SEVEN OPERATING THEATRES, ARE ALL AIR-CONDITIONED WITH AN UP-TO-DATE AIR FLOW SYSTEM WHICH WILL BE AN ASSET TO SURGEONS AND MEDICAL STAFF AS WELL AS THE PATIENT, DR THONG SAID.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE HOSPITAL INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION CF THE AU SHUE HUNG HEALTH CENTRE WHICH WILL PROVIDE A DAY NURSERY, A GERIATRIC CENTRE AND AN ENROLLED NURSE TRAINING SCHOOL, HE ADDED.

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SIR PHILIP SEES COMMUNITY WORK

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, SPENT MOST OF THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON VISITING THREE COMMUNITY CENTRES OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

HE FIRST CALLED AT TAI wOR HAU ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN TSUEN wAN, WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED ON COMMUNITY AND WELFARE SERVICES BEING PROVIDED TO THE LOCAL PEOPLE BY BOTH THE DEPARTMENT AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES UNDER THE SAME ROOF.

SIR PHILIP WAS THEN TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, WHICH RUN A CENTRE FOR MENTALLY RETARDED PEOPLE, A DAY NURSERY, A RECREATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY, AND A LIBRARY AND STUDY ROOM.

FROM THERE, SIR PHILIP PROCEEDED TO THE NEWLY-OPENED LAI KOK COMMUNITY HALL IN CHEUNG SHA WAN, AND HAD A CHANCE TO SEE SWD STAFF AND LOCAL LEADERS IN CONFERENCE TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY SERVICES.

SIR PHILIP ALSO WATCHED 150 ELDERLY PEOPLE CELEBRATING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN THE HALL.

ONE

HIS LAST STOP WAS TAI HANG TUNG COMMUNITY CENTRE, LOCATED IN OF THE OLDEST PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES IN HONG KONG.

FOR

AFTER BEING BRIEFED ON THE CENTRE BY THE WARDEN, SIR PHILIP WAS SHOWN VARIOUS OF ITS SERVICES AND FACILITIES, INCLUDING ROOMS FOR THE ELDERLY AND YOUNG GIRLS, AN ACTIVITIES CENTRE FOR rENTALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS, A LIBRARY, AND RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS GROUNDS.

THROUGHOUT THE VISIT. SIR PHILIP WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE.

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HEART DISEASE IS MAJOR KILLER

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MORE PEOPLE HAVE NOW DIED OF HEART DISEASES THAN THE MUCH DREADED DISEASE OF CANCER, THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

LAST YEAR ALONE, THERE WERE MORE THAN 7 000 DEATHS FROM DISEASES OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, SUCH AS ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE AND STROKE, HE SAID.

THIS REPRESENTED 28.3 PER CENT OF ALL DEATHS IN HONG KONG, EXCEEDING THE DEATH TOLL TAKEN BY CANCER, HE ADDED.

/DR THONG........

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DR THONG WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HEART hEALTH EXHIBITION AT CITY HALL THIS AFTERNOON.

THE EXHIBITION IS THE CLIMAX OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT’S MAJOR CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR TO INCREASE THE PUBLIC’S KNOWLEDGE OF HEART DISEASES AND WAYS TO PREVENT THEM.

DR THONG SAID THAT WHILE MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT GREATLY IMPROVED THE CONTROL OF HEART DISEASES, IT WAS ALSO RECOGNISED THAT LIVING HABITS AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS DISEASE CONTROL WERE SIGNIFICANTLY RELATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES.

■•■HEALTH EDUCATION IN THIS FIELD, BY CREATING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE TO HEALTH AND DEVELOPING MORE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, CAN GO A LONG WAY TOWARDS THE PREVENTION OF SUCH DISEASES,+ HE SAID.

HE SAID THAT THE HEART HEALTH CAMPAIGN, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG CARDIOLOGICAL SOCIETY AND SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG HEART FOUNDATION, IS YET ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLE OF A JOINT PROJECT BETWEEN VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND THE GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY.

THE FOUR-DAY EXHIBITION WAS OPENED BY DR HO KAM-FAI, AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

IN HIS ADDRESS, DR HO URGED THE PUBLIC TO TAKE HEED OF THE EXHIBITION’S THEME : +PROTECT YOUR HEART, HAVE AN EARLY START*.

AMONG MANY FACTORS HARMFUL TO THE HEART, HE CITED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL LEVEL, SMOKING, OVERWEIGHT, LACK OF EXERCISE AND STRESSFUL LIFESTYLE.

HOWEVER, SUCH RISK FACTORS COULD EITHER BE CONTROLLED OR AVOIDED, HE SAID.

♦THROUGH THE VARIOUS DISPLAYS AND FASCINATING VISUAL PRESENTATIONS, I AM SURE THE MESSAGE FOR A HEALTHIER HEART WILL BE EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATED TO THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

DURING THE CEREMONY, DR HO PRESENTED PRIZES TO THE WINNERS OF A MENU-PLANNING AND COOKING COMPETITION, HELD AS PART OF THE OVERALL CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON HOW TO KEEP THE HEART HEALTHY THROUGH PROPER DIETS.

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PART-TIME WORK PERMITTED FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL CHILDREN *****

CHILDREN WITHIN THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION AGE GROUP WHO ARE AGED 13 AND ABOVE MAY WORK PART-TIME OUTSIDE SCHOOL HOURS IN NON-1NDUSTRI AL UNDERTAKINGS WITH THE CONSENT OF THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS AND ON PRESENTATION 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.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER JO, 1982

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-INDUSTRI AL UNDERTAKINGS.

HOWEVER, CHILDREN OF AND OVER 13 MAY WORK PART-TIME IN NON-1NDUSTRI AL 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.

THESE AND OTHER CHILDREN WITHIN THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION AGE Q?0UP 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 PR INCIPALS.

ALL SCHOOL ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATES 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 WORKING PART-TIME.

A CHILD SHOULD NOT BE AT WORK BEFORE 7 AM OR AFTER 7 PM ON ANY DAY, AND DURING SCHOOL HOURS ON ANY SCHOOL DAY.

DURING THE SCHOOL TERM, A CHILD SHOULD NOT WORK FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS ON ANY SCHOOL DAY OR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS ON OTHER DAYS, 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 KILOGRAMMES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1982

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BUILDING PLANS APPROVED * * * *

FORTY-EIGHT NEW BUILDING PLANS WERE APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IN AUGUST THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH 71 IN AUGUST LAST YEAR.

OF THESE NEW PLANS, 18 WERE FOR NEW BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 14 FOR KOWLOON AND 16 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDE AN ELECTRIC SUB-STATION IN YUEN LONG, A REHABILITATION CENTRE AT 0 PUI SHAN, KWAI CHUNG AND A SQUASH COURT AND CARPARK AT HONG LOK YUEN, TAI PO.

THE DECLARED COST OF ALL THE NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS $559.58 MILLION, COMPARED WITH $224.69 MILLION IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

THEIR USABLE FLOOR AREA TOTALLED 322 286.2 SQUARE COMPRISING 213 416.6 SQUARE METRES OF NON-DOMESTIC AND SQUARE METRES OF DOMESTIC FLOOR SPACE.

IN THE SAME MONTH, THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE

GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 46 NEW PROJECTS, INCLUDING TWO SCHOOLS IN TAI SHANG WAI, YUEN LONG AND CHUNG CHING STREET, SAI YING PUN, AN OIL DEPOT IN CHAI WAN, A PETROL FILLING STATION IN HIU KWONG STREET, KWUN TONG AND A SEA SCOUT ACTIVITY CENTRE IN SAI KUNG.

ALTOGETHER, 36 NEWLY-COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE CERTIFIED FOR OCCUPATION IN AUGUST, INCLUDING A CINEMA IN UN CHAU STREET, TWO SCHOOLS IN PING TING ROAD, HAMMER HILL AND CHOI HUNG ROAD, AND A HOTEL EXTENSION IN CUMBERLAND ROAD.

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE ALSO GAVE PERMISSION FOR 31 BUILDINGS TO BE DEMOLISHED.

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METRES, 108 869.6

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DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED

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THE GOVERNOR, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE CF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON CHAN CHAU ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1981, SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

CHAN WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF A WOMAN, LUNG SAU-KWAN, IN A FLAT IN NGAU TAU KOK ON NOVEMBER 15, 1979.

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ARRANGEMENTS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC IN CENTRAL

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ANOTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME TO IMPROVE BUS JOURNEY TIME AND GENERAL TRAFFIC FLOW IN CENTRAL ON HONG KONG ISLAND WILL BE INTRODUCED EARLY NEXT MONTH.

ITS MAIN AIM IS TO SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE TRAVELLING TIME FOR BUSES BY MAXIMISING THE USE OF THE BUS-ONLY LANE IN DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, A SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICER, MR ALDOUS CHUNG, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

+ONCE THE SCHEME IS FULLY IMPLEMENTED, 20 BUS ROUTES WILL BE ABLE TO TRAVEL ALONG THIS RESERVE,* HE EXPLAINED.

THE SCHEME WILL ALSO INVOLVE RE-ROUTING TRAFFIC IN THE AREA AND IMPROVING CERTAIN ROAD JUNCTIONS.

THE FIRST STAGE OF THE SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON OCTOBER 6 (WEDNESDAY) AND THE SECOND STAGE ON OCTOBER 8.

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SHAM SHU I PO TRAFFIC SCHEME DEFERRED * * * *

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME IN SHAM SHUI PO, SCHEDULED FOR 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY), HAS BEEN DEFERRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).