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

  DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 1982

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RUNWAY RESURFACED AND GROOVED .................................... 1

TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT WORK..............................   2

COVERED WaLiKWAY AT HUNG HOM FERRY CONCOURSE ..................... 2

INDUSTRIAL DIRECTORY FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS INVESTORS ............ 5

IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE OF VILLAGE CLEANSING .................

HOW A TRIP TO AUSTRALIA IS WON ................................... 5

SEMINARS ON WIRELESS INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM ....................... 7

WATER CUT IN SAI KUNG ............................................ 7

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 1982

RUNWAY RESURFACED AND GROOVED * * * *

HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, WHICH HANDLES MORE THAN 56 OOO INCOMING AND OUTGOING PLANES A YEAR, HAS ACHIEVED A NEW STANDARD IN THE FRICTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF ITS NEWLY PAVED AND GROOVED RUNWAY.

THIS WAS PROVED BY NUMEROUS TESTS CARRIED OUT ON THE RUNWAY OVER THE PAST THREE MONTHS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+GCOD RUNWAY SURFACE FRICTION CONTRIBUTES CONSIDERABLY TOWARDS AIRCRAFT SAFETY WHILE POOR SURFACE FRICTION COULD MAKE WET RUNWAYS SLIPPERY AND COULD, AT ITS WORST, RENDER THE BRAKING SYSTEM OF AN AIRCRAFT INEFFECTIVE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE S55-MILLION PROJECT INVOLVED REPAVING 3 230 METRES OF THE RUNWAY WITH TWO ASPHALTIC CONCRETE LAYERS, RAISING ITS SURFACE LEVEL BY 100 MM. ABOUT 65 000 MINUTE GROOVES, EACH MEASURING A MERE 8 MM IN WIDTH, WERE THEN CUT INTO THE OVERLAY TO GIVE THE RUNWAY BETTER SURFACE FRICTION, THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

THE PROJECT USED UP 42 500 TONNES OF ASPHALTIC CONCRETE AND THE GROOVES, IF PLACED END TO END, WOULD STRETCH 3 000 KILOMETRES.

AS PART OF THE PROJECT, 110 NEW LIGHTS WERE INSTALLED ON THE RUNWAY TO GUIDE PILOTS IN LANDING THEIR AIRCRAFT ALONG THE CENTRELINE AT NIGHT OR WHEN VISIBILITY IS POOR.

AS A RESULT OF THE REPAVING OF THE SURFACE LEVEL, MORE THAN 230 INSET LIGHTS AND 300 COVERS FOR DRAINAGE CHANNELS ON THE RUNWAY HAD ALSO TO BE RAISED.

THE ENTIRE PROJECT WAS COMPLETED WITHIN SEVEN MONTHS — FROM LAST OCTOBER TO APRIL THIS YEAR — SO THAT THE REPAVED RUNWAY COULD BE READY BEFORE THE APPROACH OF THE RAINY SEASON.

THIS TIGHT SCHEDULE WAS MET EVEN THOUGH FOR ENGINEERING REASONS, TWO MONTHS HAD TO BE ALLOWED FOR THE FRESHLY LAID ASPHALTIC CONCRETE TO SETTLE BEFORE THE GROOVES COULD BE CUT INTO IT.

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TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT WORK * * *

FURTHER ROAD IMPROVEMENT AND SITE FORMATION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT SHORTLY IN THE WESTERN PART OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WHICH FORMS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME UNDERTAKEN BY THE OFFICE IN THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT UNDER THE CONTRACT, A SECTION OF TSI NG WUN ROAD BETWEEN PUI TO ROAD AND LUNG MUN ROAD WOULD BE WIDENED TO A DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC ACCESS TO THE AREA.

IT ALSO INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TOTAL OF 1.6 KILOMETRES OF NEW ROADS, TWO PEDESTRIAN SUBWAYS, A COMBINED PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST SUBWAY, A STEEL FOOTBRIDGE, AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORKS.

+IN ADDITION, 5.8 HECTARES OF LAND WILL BE PRODUCED IN TSING SHAN TSUEN AND TUEN MUN KAU HU I,+ HE SAID.

THE LAND FORMED IN TSING SHAN TSUEN WILL BE USED FOR A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AND A SOCIAL WELFARE PROJECT.

THE LAND FORMED IN TUEN MUN KAU HUI WILL BE FOR RECREATIONAL AND OPEN-SPACE USES.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN OCTOBER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 1984.

COVERED WALKWAY AT HUNG HOM FERRY CONCOURSE * * * *

A COVERED WALKWAY WILL SOON BE BUILT FROM HUNG HOM FERRY CONCOURSE TO THE BUS TERMINUS NEARBY.

THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN EIGHT MONTHS FROM SEPTEMBER.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 1982

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INDUSTRIAL DIRECTORY FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS INVESTORS ******

AN INDUSTRIAL DIRECTORY WILL BE COMPILED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW TOWN.

IT WILL SERVE AS AN INFORMATIVE REFERENCE FOR BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS BUSINESSMEN FOR TRADING PURPOSES, AND ALSO AS A GUIDE FOR CONSIDERING TUEN MUN AS A BASE FOR EXPANSION OF THEIR BUSINESSES.

ON PUBLICATION BY THE END OF THE YEAR, COPIES WILL BE SENT TO LOCAL AND OVERSEAS INDUSTRIALISTS, MANUFACTURERS AND POTENTIAL INVESTORS FREE OF CHARGE.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN APPEALED TO EXISTING INDUSTRIALISTS AND MANUFACTURERS TO SUPPLY UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO HIS OFFICE.

HE SAID APPEAL LETTERS TOGETHER WITH QUESTIONNAIRES AND SELF-ADDRESSED REPLY ENVELOPES HAD ALREADY BEEN SENT TO SOME 1 300 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL OPERATORS IN THE DISTRICT.

A NUMBER OF SUMMER STUDENTS WITH INTERIM IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD BE DEPLOYED TO COLLECT THE INFORMATION IN PERSON WHENEVER NECESSARY.

TO MAKE THE DIRECTORY AS COMPREHENSIVE AS POSSIBLE, WE AIMED AT A 100 PER CENT INCLUSION OF ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION, AND THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR THE LISTING,+ HE SAID.

THE DIRECTORY WILL BE COMPILED ACCORDING TO THE NATURE OF TRADES, PRODUCT OR SERVICE, AND PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH WITH CHINESE TRANSLATION FOR THE MAIN ITEMS.

IT WILL SET OUT PARTICULARS OF ALL INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS, COMMERCIAL AND RELATED SERVICES NOW OPERATING IN TUEN MUN.

THE SUCCESS OF THE DIRECTORY WILL DEPEND ON THE FULL SUPPORT AND CO-OPERATION OF THE EXISTING OPERATORS.+

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT A SIMILAR COMMERCIAL DIRECTORY WILL ALSO BE COMPILED, MAINLY FOR LOCAL CONCERNS.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 1982

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IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE OF VILLAGE CLEANSING ******

RURAL LEADERS OF BOTH SAI KUNG AND YUEN LONG DISTRICTS WERE IMPRESSED BY THE CLEANSING WORK UNDERTAKEN BY LOCAL BODIES UNDER A PILOT CONTRACTING OUT SCHEME LAUNCHED IN MAY THIS YEAR.

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE NE* TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TOURED TAI PO TSAI AND HANG HAU TOWN IN SAI KUNG AND WANG TOI SHAN IN YUEN LONG ON SEPARATE OCCASIONS LAST WEEK AND SAW FOR THEMSELVES THE WORK BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE VILLAGERS.

AS MEMBERS OF THE INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT TEAMS, THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACTING OUT SERVICES AT THE VILLAGES AND ENSURING THE STANDARD OF CLEANSING.

THE PILOT CONTRACTING OUT CLEANSING SERVICES WORTH $475 OOO WERE AWARDED TO THE LOCAL BODIES OF TAI PO TSAI AND HANG HAU TOWN IN SAI KUNG, WANG TOI SHAN IN YUEN LONG AND LUNG KWU TAN IN TUEN MUN FOR A PERIOD OF NINE MONTHS.

THE SCHEME WAS AIMED AT ENCOURAGING VILLAGERS TO PARTICIPATE IN CLEANSING THEIR OWN PLACE OF RESIDENCE. UNDER THE AGREEMENT, THE RURAL ORGANISATIONS WOULD CARRY OUT THE NORMAL DUTIES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT CLEANSING STAFF.

THESE INCLUDED DAILY SWEEPING OF ROADS, PATHS AND PUBLIC AREAS, EMPTYING LITTER CONTAINERS, CLEANSING PUBLIC TOILETS, CLEARING RUBBISH COLLECTION POINTS AND BIN SITES AND REMOVING GARBAGE FROM DESIGNATED REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS.

THE RURAL BODIES WERE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING BEACHES, OPEN DITCHES, SURFACE CHANNELS, NULLAH, STREAM AND RIVER COURSES FREE OF RUBBISH.

TAKING PART IN THE TOUR IN SAI KUNG DISTRICT WERE A DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR LEE HOK-MING, A DISTRICT OFFICE REPRESENTATIVE, MISS HO PO-CHU, AND THE DEPUTY URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF SAI KUNG, MR CHOI YEUNG-HUNG.

AT YUEN LONG, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LOCAL DISTRICT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR TANG TAK-KOU, THE DISTRICT OFFICER OF YUEN LONG, MR JAMES WILSON, AND THE DISTRICT OFFICER OF YUEN LONG, MR PONG KIN-HONG, VISITED WANG TOI SHAN.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR TOURS, MEMBERS OF THE INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT TEAMS SAID THEY WERE SATISFIED WITH PERFORMANCE OF THE LOCAL AGENTS’ CLEANSING SERVICES.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 1982

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HOW A TRIP TO AUSTRALIA IS WON

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FOUR YEARS AGO. SHUM MAN-HOK. LIKE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HONG KONG’S SECONDARY STUDENTS, SPENT A LOT OF HIS LEISURE IN WATCHING TELEVISION, KNEW VERY LITTLE ABOUT THE CITY IN WHICH HE LIVED, AND IN FACT, CARED NOTHING ABOUT IT AND ITS POPULACE.

BUT NOW, WHENEVER MAN-HOK, NOW A 17-YEAR-OLD FORM 7 STUDENT, IS FREE OR ON HOLIDAY, HE WILL TRY TO FIND SOMETHING TO DO WHICH WILL BENEFIT THE CITY OR HIS FELLOW CITIZENS.

IN FACT, MAN-HOK IS PLANNING TO TAKE UP SOCIAL WORK IF HE CAN GET INTO A UNIVERSITY NEXT YEAR SO THAT HE CAN PROVIDE SOME FRONTLINE SERVICE TO THE NEEDY.

HOW DID THIS DRASTIC CHANGE COME ABOUT?

♦IT ALL STARTED AFTER I JOINED THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB IN 1978, WHEN THE CLUB WAS FIRST FORMED,♦ RECALLED MAN-HOK, THEN A FORM 4 STUDENT OF THE ST. FRANCIS XAVIER’S SCHOOL, TSUEN WAN.

♦I COULD REMEMBER THAT ONE OF MY TEACHERS CAME TO ME ONE DAY AND ASKED IF I WAS INTERESTED IN JOINING A SERVICE GROUP CALLED THE CYC. I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THIS ORGANISATION BUT HE TOLD ME THAT BY JOINING THE CLUB, I COULD MEET MORE PEOPLE AND UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT HONG KONG. THIS IDEA INTRIGUES ME AND SO I’VE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CYC.+

MAN-HOK HAS NOW BEEN WITH THE CLUB FOR FOUR YEARS AND VALUES EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

♦I’VE COME TO KNOW AND SEE A LOT OF THINGS WHICH HAVE HELPED ME DEVELOP MY FUTURE GOALS, ONE OF WHICH IS TO SERVE MY FELLOW CITIZENS,♦ HE SAID.

MAN-HOK SAID BEFORE JOINING THE CYC, HE CARED MAINLY ABOUT HIMSELF. HE WAS OF THE OPINION THAT OTHER PEOPLE WOULD TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AND THAT GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WOULD TAKE CARE OF THE CITY.

BUT HE WAS QUICK TO ADMIT THAT HE WAS WRONG AFTER TAKING PART IN A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE CYC.

ON A CHILLY DECEMBER MORNING IN 1979, MAN-HOK AND ABOUT 20 FELLOW CYC MEMBERS PAID A VISIT TO AN OLD PEOPLE’S HOME IN TSUEN WAN. IT WAS HIS FIRST VISIT TO AN ELDERLY’S HOSTEL AND HE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE A RATHER MONOTONOUS EXPERIENCE.

BUT IN FACT THE VISIT TOTALLY CHANGED HIS ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE ELDERLY AND TOWARDS LIFE.

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RECALLING THE EXPERIENCE, MAN-HOK SAID» +OUR GROUP SPLIT UP AFTER PUTTING UP A PERFORMANCE FOR OUR SENIOR CITIZENS AND AS SCHEDULED, WE ALL CHATTED TO THE AUDIENCE AND MY ’PARTNER’ IS A 76-YEAR-OLD WOMAN.

♦AFTER TALKING TO THE LADY I CAME TO REALISE HOW APATHETIC IT WAS FOR SOMEONE TO LEAVE HIS OR HER PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS ALONE IN AN ELDERLY’S HOME.

THE LADY WHOM I TALKED TO JUST COULDN’T HOLD BACK HER TEARS AS SHE TOLD ME HOW LONELY SHE WAS IN THE HOSTEL AND HOW MUCH SHE LONGED FOR HER SONS AND GRANDCHILDREN TO VISIT HER ON A HOLIDAY.

AND IT WAS AFTER THIS VISIT THAT I TOLD MYSELF THAT I WILL NEVER ILL-TREAT AN ELDERLY AND THAT I WILL HELP SOMEONE WHENEVER HE NEEDS ANY ASSISTANCE,* MAN-HOK SAID.

OTHER OUTINGS ORGANISED BY THE CYC HAD GIVEN SIMILAR INSPIRATION TO MAN-HOK.

LAST YEAR, HIS GROUP WAS REQUESTED TO PLANT SOME TREES IN A SCENIC SPOT IN THE SILVER JUBILEE COUNTRY PARK AND ALSO TO CLEAN UP THE AREA.

MAN-HOK RECALLEDi +TUCKED IN THE MIDST OF A BEAUTIFUL FOREST AND VERY CLOSE TO THE RESERVOIR, THE SPOT WAS A PERFECT PLACE FOR A FAMILY OUTING. SO IT WAS REALLY A SHAME TO SEE THAT THE AREA WAS SO BADLY LITTERED.

IT TOOK THE 10 OF US A FULL THREE HOURS TO CLEAN UP THE AREAS BEFORE WE COULD FINALLY SIT DOWN TO ENJOY THE SCENERY.*

MAN-HOK ADDED THAT AFTER THIS PAINSTAKING EXPERIENCE, HE WOULD NEVER LITTER THE COUNTRY PARK OR ANYWHERE IN THE CITY AND WOULD ADVISE OTHER PEOPLE TO DO THE SAME.

AS A RECOGNITION TO MAN-HOK’S OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE WHILE SERVING WITH THE CYC, DURING WHICH HE HAD TAKEN PART IN A TOTAL OF 32 SERVE-THE-CITY ACTIVITIES, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS ARRANGED AN EIGHT-DAY TRIP TO AUSTRALIA FOR HIM AND OTHER SEVEN OUTSTANDING CYC MEMBERS LATER THIS WEEK.

THE TRIP IS SPONSORED BY THE JOCKEY CLUB (CHARITIES) LTD AND IS AIMED AT BROADENING THE GENERAL OUTLOOK OF CYC MEMBERS. DURING THEIR STAY BETWEEN AUGUST 6 AND 13 IN THE COUNTRY, THEY WILL VISIT A NUMBER OF SCHOOLS AND SOME FAMOUS HISTORICAL SPOTS.

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SEMINARS ON WIRELESS INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM

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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE WILL ORGANISE SIX SEMINARS ON THE USE OF THE WIRELESS INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 25 AND NOVEMBER 20.

THESE SEMINARS WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 11.30 AM ON SATURDAYS AT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG.

THERE WILL BE SHORT TALKS ON ADMINISTERING A TAPED PROGRAMME IN AN ENGLISH LESSON, DIFFERENT MODES OF UTILISING THE LOOP TO PROMOTE PUPILS’ LISTENING SKILLS, AND MAINTENANCE OF THE EQUIPMENT.

THERE WILL BE PLACES FOR 50 TEACHERS AT EACH SEMINAR AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THE NAMES OF THEIR TEACHERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE SEMINARS IN ORDER OF PRIORITY TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 13.

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WATER CUT IN SAI KUNG

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FRESH TURNED OFF (AUGUST 3)

S0ME PREM|SES IN SAI KUNG WILL

FOR FOUR HOURS FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM ON TUESDAY FOR WATER MAINS CONNECTION.

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. JHE ARRANGEMENT W,LL AFFECT PREMISES ON NOS. 7-32 AND 9^-120, MAN NIN STREET, NOS. 1-11 AND 14-28, WAN KING PATH

NOS. 50-76, PO TUNG ROAD, AS WELL AS THOSE ALONG Yl CHUN STREET•

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1982

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+VERY FULL WEEK IN LONDON,+ GOVERNOR SAYS .................. 1

WORK SOON ON GIN DRINKER'S BAY PARK ........................ 2

KEEPING AN EYE ON FOOD THAT'S SOLD ......................... 3

FUNDS APPROVED FOR CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE .................. 4

+LIVING ROUTE+ RECREATION CAMP ............................. 5

NIGHT CLOSURE OF TUEN MUN ROAD.............................. 5

SUMMER WORK CAMP YOUTHS BEAUTIFY ENVIRONMENT ............... 6

MONDAY, AuCTSO 2, 1?£2

+VERY FULL WEEK IN LONDON,* GOVERNOR SAYS *****

THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE GIVEN BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE AT THE AIRPORT SHORTLY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL FROM LONDON THIS (MONDAY) MORNING:

REPORTER: GOOD MORNING, SIR EDWARD, CAN YOU TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR MEETINGS IN LONDON.

SIR EDWARD: YES. I HAD A VERY FULL WEEK IN LONDON AND, AS YOU KNOW, I HAD SEEN THE PRIME MINISTER, AND I SAW THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, AND I HAD ALSO SEEN LORD BELSTEAD AND MR REES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND A LOT OF SENIOR OFFICIALS.

REPORTER: WHAT HAVE YOU DISCUSSED WITH?

SIR EDWARD: I HAD SOME VERY FULL DISCUSSIONS WITH THEM ON THE PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT, ON THE QUESTION OF THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, AND ON A NUMBER OF OTHER QUESTIONS OF CURRENT INTEREST IN HONG KONG SUCH AS STUDENT FEES AND THE TEXTILE NEGOTIATIONS AND THINGS OF THAT KIND.

REPORTER: WHAT HAVE YOU ADVISED MRS THATCHER ON HER VISIT TO PEKING?

SIR EDWARD: WELL, THE CONTENT OF THE TALKS I HAD THERE OF COURSE IS CONFIDENTIAL BUT I DID CONVEY TO LONDON A VERY FULL ACCOUNT OF THE SITUATION AS IT IS IN HONG KONG AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING HERE AND I SHOULD SAY THAT I WAS VERY ENCOURAGED INDEED BY THE INTEREST AND CONCERN WHICH LONDON IS SHOWING IN THIS QUESTION AND I THINK I CAN SAY THAT I WAS VERY IMPRESSED BY THE CAREFUL CONSIDERATION WHICH IS BEING GIVEN TO IT. THERE IS A VERY CLEAR RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE QUESTION --THE VERY VITAL INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG IN THIS QUESTION.

REPORTER: WHAT ARE THE MAJOR TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WHEN MRS THATCHER VISITS PEKING?

SIR EDWARD: WELL SHE ANNOUNCED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OR AT LEAST IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS LAST WEEK THAT SHE WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT KEY INTERNATIONAL ISSUES AND THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG AND OTHER SUBJECTS OF THAT KIND.

REPORTER: WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE INTEREST OF PEOPLE HERE?

SIR EDWARD: WELL I DON’T THINK YOU NEED ME TO EXPLAIN THAT TO A GROUP OF REPORTERS, DO I?

REPORTER: SIR EDWARD, WILL YOU BE GOING TO PEKING IN SEPTEMBER?

SIR EDWARD: WELL THE COMPOSITION OF THE PARTY HASN’T YET BE DECIDED SO PERHAPS YOU ASK ME THAT QUEST I Cl, A LITTLE CLOSER TC THE VISIT.


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REPORTER: -/HEN WILL IT BE KNOWN?

SIR EDWARD: WHEN WILL IT BE KNOWN? I DON’T KNOW. THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS USUALLY MADE IN LONDON RATHER THAN IN HONG KONG, THE PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT TO PEKING .......

REPORTER: WHAT ABOUT THE QUESTION OF SCHOOL FEES FOR HONG KONG STUDENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM?

SIR EDWARD: WELL I HAD A FULL DISCUSSION WITH LORD BELSTEAD AND OTHERS ON THAT SUBJECT. AS YOU KNOW THERE ARE PROPOSALS NOW MADE BY TH= OVERSEAS STUDENTS TRUST WHICH ARE BEING STUDIED THERE AND HAVE 3EEN STUDIED AND WELCOMED IN HONG KONG AND I TOLD THEM THAT, SUBJECT TO THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, WE WOULD BE MAKING SOME SUGGESTIONS FROM HERE AND THEY HAVE AGREED TO PAUSE TO CONSIDER THOSE WHEN THEY COME.

REPORTER: WILL THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG BE CLEAR AFTER MRS THATCHER’S VISIT?

SIR EDWARD: AS YOU KNOW I AM ONE OF THOSE WHO ARE CONFIDENT ABOUT THE FUTURE. YOU MUSTN’T THINK THAT EVERY THING IS GOING TO BE SETTLED ALL AT ONE GO. THIS IS A STEP BY STEP PROCESS BUT I AM SURE PROGRESS WILL BE MADE STEP BY STEP.

REPORTER: SO YOU DON’T EXPECT A SOLUTION WILL BE MADE WITH MRS THATCHER’S VISIT?

SIR EDWARD: WELL I THINK PERHAPS I HAVE SAID ENOUGH NOW FOR ONE PRESS CONFERENCE HAVING COME STRAIGHT OFF THE PLANE SO CAN I SAY FIRST OF ALL I AM SORRY I WAS LATE AND THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING TO GREET ME. ------------------------------o--------

WORK SOON ON GIN DRINKER’S BAY PARK * * * *

SITE PREPARATION WORK WILL START SOON ON A PROPOSED PUBLIC PARK WHICH WILL OCCUPY THE FORMER CONTROLLED TIP AT GIN DRINKER’S

THE TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT WHICH FORMS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN.

THE CONTRACT INVOLVES THE SEALING OF THE TIP SURFAC-, THP VENTING OF METHANE GAS GENERATED FROM EARLIER TIPPING ACTIVITIES AND THE FORMATION OF THE SITE TO NEW LEVELS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SA ID THAT UPON COMPLETION OF THE SITE PREPARATION, WORK .v ILL START on THE FIRST PHASE OF RECREATION FACILITIES ESTABLISHMENT OF PLANT GROWTH.

AND THE

+THE FIRST PHASE a ILL COVER AN AREA OF ABOUT AND IS PLANNED TO BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC FOR USE HE SAID.

20 HECTARES IN 1985,+

WORK ON THE SITE FORMATION WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE EIGHT MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1982

KEEPING AN EYE ON FOOD THAT’S SOLD

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THE MAIN AIM OF FOOD CONTROL IN HONG KONG IS TO STOP THE SALE CF UNSOUND FOOD FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC, RATHER THAN TO PROSECUTE FOOD TRADERS CAUGHT WITH IT.

THIS WAS SAID BY A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S FOOD SECTION, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT FOOD SUPPLIES, IMPORTED OR LOCALLY PRODUCED, COMPLY WITH THE STATUTORY HEALTH REQUIREMENTS.

LAST YEAR FOOD INSPECTORS CARRIED OUT 3 502 SAMPLE INSPECTIONS AND 2 905 LABORATORY TESTS ON IMPORTED FOOD, AS WELL AS ON CERTAIN FOODS FOR EXPORT, BEFORE RELEASING THEM FOR SALE. MORE THAN 90 TONNES OF FOOD FOUND TO BE UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION WAS DESTROYED.

FOOD ITEMS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN EXAMINED BEFORE DISTRIBUTION OR AT THE IMPORT STAGE ARE CHECKED AT RETAIL OUTLETS — BAKERIES, CANTEENS, COOKED FOOD STALLS, FOOD FACTORIES, MARKET STALLS, SUPERMARKETS, RESTAURANTS, AND EVEN HOTELS AND REFUGEE CAMPS.

+FOOD INSPECTORS CALL ON THESE ESTABLISHMENTS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO INSPECT FOOD ITEMS AND TAKE SAMPLES FOR MONITORING PURPOSES, +THE ASSISTANT STAFF OFFICER OF THE FOOD SECTION, MH YUNG CHING HIN, oAlD.

+WHEN THE FOOD IS FOUND TO BE UNSOUND, MOST OWNERS ARE WILLING TO SURRENDER IT FOR DESTRUCTION AT OUR REQUEST,+ MR YUNG NOTED.

LAST YEAR, 172 CASES OF FOOD POISONING INVOLVING 664 PEOPLE WERE REPORTED IN HONG KONG. NOT ONE CASE WAS FATAL.

ONE MAJOR CAUSE OF FOOD POISONING IS SALMONELLA, THE TYPE CF BACTERIA RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST CASES OF FOOD POISONING HERE, WHICH COULD DEVELOP IN FOOD NOT PROPERLY HANDLED OR STORED.

+THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF SALMONELLA FOOD POISONING ARE ABDOMINAL PAIN, DIARRHOEA, CHILLS, FEVER AND VOMITING,+ MR YUNG SAID.

+SINCE FOOD SUPPLIES ARE MOSTLY FROM ABROAD, THE CONTROL OF IMPORTED FOOD BEFORE THEIR RELEASE FOR SALE IS THE FIRST STEP TO ENSURE FOOD SAFETY,+ THE STAFF OFFICER (FOODS), MR LEE KAM SHING, POINTED OUT.

SUPPLYING COUNTRIES ARE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE, HARVEST, AND PROCESS FOOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH PRACTICES AND STANDARDS RECOMMENDED BY SUCH INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AS THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION.

CONSIGNMENTS OF MEAT AND POULTRY ENTERING HONG KONG MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY OFFICIAL HEALTH CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY ’ E COMPETENT AUTHORITY IN THE COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN.

+EVEN SO FOOD INSPECTORS VISIT COLD STORAGES, WAREHOUSES, CARGO TERMINALS AND CONTAINER TERMINALS TO CONDUCT EXAMINATIONS AND TAKE SAMPLES,+ HE SAID.

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SOME SCREENING TESTS ON FOOD AND FOOD PRODUCTS ARE DONE IN THE FOOD SECTION’S OWN LABORATORY WHILE THE MORE COMPLICATED ANALYSES .ARE PERFORMED BY THE GOVERNMENT LABORATORY OR THE PATHOLOGY INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHOSE REPORTS MAY BE -RCDUCED AS EVIDENCE IN COURT, HE EXPLAINED.

BESIDES FOOD INSPECTIONS, WHICH ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OPERATIONS SUB-SECTION, THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SUB-SECTION CARRIES OUT GENERAL DUTIES TO ESTABLISH THE OVERALL NEEDS OF THE SEC” I ON -ND TO STUDY THE ADEQUACY OF THE EXISTING LEGISLATION ON

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+AT THE MOMENT, WE ARE PROPOSING THE NEW LABELLING REQUIREMENTS FOR PRE-PACKAGED FOODS AND HARMFUL SUBSTANCES IN FOOD REGULATIONS WHICH, WE HOPE, WILL BE ENACTED BEFORE THE END OF 1982.+ MR LEE SAID.

♦GENERALLY THE FUTURE LABELLING REGULATIONS REQUIRE THAT THE CORRECT NArE, T.-E INGREDIENTS, THE LATEST CONSUMPTION DATES, NECESSARY INSTRUCTIONS ON USE AND STORAGE, AS WELL AS THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE MANUFACTURER, BE INDICATED ON THE LABELS. ThE REGULATIONS ON HAR'FUL SUBSTANCES IN FOOD SET DOWN THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED LIMITS OF CERTAIN SUBSTANCES IN CERTAIN KINDS OF FOOD,* MR LEE SAID.

SOME EXISTING REGULATIONS ARE ALSO BEING REVISED TO KEEP FOOD QUALITY CONTROLS IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS. THE CURRENT LIVING STANDARDS AND THE NEEDS OF THE PUBLIC.

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FUNDS APPROVED FOR CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR IMPROVING AND UPGRADING MEDICAL SERVICES AT THE CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE TO ENABLE IT TO FUNCTION AS AN ACUTE GENERAL HOSPITAL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL ALLOCATE $14 MILLION TO THE MEDICAL CENTRE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AND A NE. APPROACH ROAD TO THE HOSPITAL.

THE TOTAL COST OF THIS PROJECT WILL BE 317 MILLION, WITH THE REMAINING S3 MILLION TO BE RAISED BY THE CENTRE.

THE CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE, WHICH HAS 1 464 BEDS, BEGAN OPERATING A 24-HOUR CASUALTY SERVICE IN APRIL THIS YEAR, TAKING CARE OF AN INCREASING NUMBER OF ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY CASES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+AS THE DEMAND FC.- E E--GENCY SERVICES INCREASES, THE HOSPITAL WOULD REQUIRE FULL INTENSI-E C.-.RE FACIL TIES TO COMPLEMENT ITS OTHER SERVICES FOR THE TREAT ’ENT OF ACU~E CASES,* HE SAID.

+ SUCH PROVISION w ILL HELP EASE THE WORKLOAD AT THE PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL,* HE ADDED.

MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1982

♦LIVING ROUTE+ RECREATION CAMP W * H

LISTENERS OF A PROGRAMME JOINTLY PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART II. A TWO-DAY CAMP AT THE LADY MACLEHOSE HOLIDAY VILLAGE.

A TOTAL OF 180 PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED TO THE LISTENERS AND THEIR RELATIVES OR FRIENDS FOR TWO DAYS AND ONE NIGHT AT THE VILLAGE STARTING FROM OCTOBER 23.

THE 180 PLACES WILL BE ALLOCATED TO 45 WINNERS OF A QUIZ COMPETITION.

EACH WINNER IS ENTITLED TO BRING ALONG THREE OTHER PERSONS TO THE CAMP.

THE QUIZ COMPETITION WILL BE AIRED ON TWO CONSECUTIVE MONDAYS BEGINNING ON AUGUST 16 OVER RADIO ONE +LIVING ROUTE+ PROGRAMME STARTING AT 2 PM.

LISTENERS OF THE PROGRAMME WILL BE REQUIRED TO SEND IN WRITTEN ANSWERS TO THREE SIMPLE QUESTIONS ON THE BACK OF AN ENVELOPE.

IT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO LIVING ROUTE RECREATION CAMP AND MAILED TO RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, BROADCASTING HOUSE, BROADCAST DRIVE, KOWLOON.

ALL CORRECT ENTRIES RECEIVED WILL BE BALLOTED AND THE NAMES OF THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED OVER THE SAME PROGRAMME ON AUGUST 30.

THE COST OF PARTICIPATING IN THE CAMP IS $22 FOR LODGING (AIR-CONDITIONED BUNGALOWS) AND $17.5 FOR MEALS PER PERSON PER DAY. TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED.

DURING THE CAMP, ARTISTS AND DJ'S FROM RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WILL PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT AND WILL ALSO PARTICIPATE IN GAMES AND TELE-MATCHES.

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NIGHT CLOSURE OF TJEN MUN ROAD * * *

TUEN MUN ROAD FROM PUI “0 ROAD ROUNDABOUT TO THE SIU LAM INTERCHANGE WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 9 =M AND 5.30 AM ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY 'AUGUST 4 AND 5) 'Z' T-E INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC AIDS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

KMB ROUTES 60M, 66, 66 AND 68 a LL •LSO BE DIVERTED VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 2, 1982

SUMMER WORK CAMP YOUTHS BEAUTIFY ENVIRONMENT * * * *

FIFTY SENIOR FORM STUDENTS FROM THE WAH YAN AND ST FRANCIS CANOSSIAN COLLEGES HAVE SPENT THE LAST THREE DAYS PLANTING SOME 330 TREES IN THE CLEARWATER EAY AREA GF SAI KUNG TO HELP BEAUTIFY THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE STUDENTS COMPRISING BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS WERE TAKING PART IN A SUMMER TREE PLANTING WORK CAMP, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE OF SAI KUNG AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BEAUTIFICATION PHASE OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

THE AIM OF THIS BEAUTIFICATION SCHEME IS TO GET THE YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN KEEPING THE ENVIRONMENT GREEN AND IN MAKING THE AREA A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

QUALITY FOR SUCCESS ............................................. 1

IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT TIMING STRESSED ........................... 2

PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE FOR MAY 1982 .. 4

PARKING ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN CAUSEWAY BAY .......... 7

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY FOR AUGUST ............................  8

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

DUTY ON LIQUOR AND TOBACCO BASED ON METRIC QUANTITIES ........... 9

HONG KONG IN TYPHOON OPERATIONAL EXPERIMENT .................... 10

TAI PO SITE SOLD FOR DEVELOPMENT ............................... 11

CYC MOVEMENT SERVES HONG KONG .................................. 12

URBAN CLEARWAY IN TAI WO HAU ................................... 12

UK YOUTH GROUP VISITS SWD COMMUNITY CENTRE ..................... 13

ANTI-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT ................................... 13

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1982

QUALITY FOR SUCCESS * * *

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR PETER TSAO TODAY (TUESDAY) DESCRIBED OUR FAST AND ACCURATE RESPONSE TO OPPORTUNITIES AS THE MAJOR QUALITY WHICH NOT ONLY HAD HELPED HONG KONG OVERCOME DIFFICULTIES IN PAST YEARS, BUT WAS PAVING THE WAY POR A PROMISING FUTURE, DESPITE THE PRESENT WORLD-WIDE RECESSION.

ADDRESSING THE LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF

NORTH KOWLOON, MR TSAO POINTED OUT THAT THIS WAS THE FACTOR WHICH ENABLED HONG KONG TO MAINTAIN A MINIMUM GROWTH RATE DURING THE ECONOMIC RECESSION, AND WHICH WOULD ENSURE FULL USE WAS MADE OF ADVANTAGES WHEN THE WORLD ECONOMY REVIVED.

CITING EXAMPLES OF 1980 AND 1981 WHEN THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY WAS DECLINING, MR TSAO OUTLINED HOW HONG KONG HAD COPED. ♦DURING THAT TIME, MOST OF THE OVERSEAS TRADERS CHANGED THEIR PURCHASING POLICY BY CLEARING STOCKS, REDUCING IMPORTS AND SHORTENING ORDER PERIODS.

♦HONG KONG BENEFITED IN THESE TWO YEARS BECAUSE OUR COMPETITORS COULD NOT REACT AS QUICKLY AS HONG KONG TO THE ORDER REQUIREMENTS OF OVERSEAS BUYERS.+

THE REASONS WHY HONG KONG HAS ABILITIES WHICH ARE LACKING IN OTHERS, ACCORDING TO MR TSAO, ARE J

♦HONG KONG PEOPLE ARE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO, OR PERHAPS CONCENTRATING ON, WAYS OF EARNING MONEY. OUR TRADERS ARE MORE READY THAN OTHERS TO ADAPT THEMSELVES TO CIRCUMSTANCES. HONG KONG’S INFRASTRUCTURE IS WELL-ESTABLISHED. THEREFORE, WHENEVER TRADE OPPORTUNITIES ARISE ALL SUPPORTING FACILITIES, SUCH AS BANKING, CARGO SHIPPING AND COMMUNICATIONS, ARE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE.

♦THERE ARE NO COMPLICATED GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS TO BURDEN TRADERS WHEN THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH OVERSEAS ORDERS IMMEDIATELY. THERE IS SUFFICIENT LOCAL CAPITAL TO FINANCE URGENT TRANSACTIONS, AND THE WELL-KNOWN WORKING ATTITUDE AND SPIRIT OF OUR WORKERS CONTRIBUTE TO OUR REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS,♦ HE SAID.

TURNING TO HONG KONG’S TRADE PERFORMANCE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, MR TSAO WAS RELUCTANT TO MAKE ANY FORECASTS. +FIRST, WE CANNOT EXPECT A SUBSTANTIAL RISE IN OUR EXPORTS AS LONG AS WORLD ECONOMY IS IN A DOWN-TURN. SECONDLY, WHILE HONG .ONG CAN WITHSTAND THE EFFECTS OF WORLD RECESSION FOR A PERIOD OF TIME, AND WE DID SO IN 1980 AND 1981, HONG KONG IS NOT IMMUNED FROM RECESSION.

♦THIRDLY, ASSUMING THAT OUP FOREIGN TRADE IS I’ T ’ TIDAL TREND, WE SHOULD NOT LOOK AT OiLY 4 -92, BUT ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE ACHIEVEMENTS IN TH- P4.~ FEW YEARS.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1982

♦OUR TRADE SO FAR THIS YEAR HAS BEEN LESS SATISFACTORY COMPARED WITH PAST YEARS, BUT THE PROSPECTS ARE PROMISING. THE ECONOMY OF OUR MAJOR MARKETS WILL SURELY REVIVE, ALTHOUGH NOBODY CAN TELL WHEN. WHAT IS CERTAIN IS THAT WHEN IT DOES COME, HONG KONG WILL MAKE THE BEST OF IT,* HE SAID.

♦IF THEREFORE WE EXAMINE OUR EXPORT PERFORMANCE OVER A PERIOD, SAY i960 TO 1985, AND PROVIDED THE WORLD ECONOMY RECOVERS BY, SAY, THE BEGINNING OF 1983, WE ARE MORE THAN LIKELY TO CONCLUDE, AT THE END OF 1985, THAT HONG KONG HAS DONE REMARKABLY WELL, AGAIN.

♦LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WHEN OTHER MARKETS RECOVER FROM RECESSION, HONG KONG WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GREATLY INCREASE OUR TRADE, SUCH AS WE DID IN 1974 AND 1975. I AM CONFIDENT THAT HONG KONG HAS THE ABILITY TO DO IT,* CONCLUDED MR TSAO.

IMPORTANCE OF CORRECT TIMING STRESSED * # # #

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CORRECT TIMING IN SUPPLYING INFORMATION TO AND SEEKING ADVICE FROM DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WAS STRESSED todav (Tuesday) ey the deputy regional secretary for hong kong AND KOWLOON, MR DAVID TSUI.

H- SAID THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMEN SHOULD ON ONE HAND, AVOID PRESENT!'3 A *FAIT ACCOMPLI* WHERE THERE WOULD BE LITTLE ROOM FOR CONSULTATION AND, ON THE OTHER HAND, AVOID PRESENTING A +HALF-BAKED+ PROPOSA- TO THE BOARD.

HOWEVER, HE FELT THAT, IF GIVEN TIME AND EXPERIENCE, A RIGHT BALANCE COULD BE STRUCK BETWEEN THE TWO EXTREMES WHICH WOULD SATISFY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVES AND YET WITHOUT INJURING THE PUBLIC’S INTERESTS.

IN A LUNCHEON SPEECH TO THE LIONS CLUB OF BEACON HILL, HE OUTLINED THE GENERAL GUIDING PRINCIPLE ON THE EXTENT OF INFORMATION THAT SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO BOARD MEMBERS.

MR TSUI SAID THE FOLLOWING FACTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED, NAMELY: THE PUBLIC’S INTERESTS, THE PRINCIPLE OF SUB JUDICE, THE TERMS Or REFERENCE OF DI ST ICT BOARDS AND THE FACT THAT THE APPOINTMENT OF DB MEMBERS WAS BEING MADE BY THE GOVERNOR AND THUS THE IMPORTANCE ATTACHED TO THE BOARDS.

AS A'-1 EXAMPLE, HE SAID THA~ IF A CERTAIN AREA WAS UNDER pRELIMINa- v "ONSI DERAT ION FOR :RfUN RE-DEVELOPMENT, WOULD NOT BE A^PROPPIATE OR AT THE Pl-IC' NTERESTS FOR THE INFORMATION AT TJAT STAGE TO BECOME ’uBuIC InFORMA’ION. IT MIGHT NCOURAGE SPECULATIONS AND NSTILL A SENSE OF UNEASINESS AMONG THE RESIDENTS, BECAUSE IN THE Eh THE ’RCjEC" MIGHT NOT GO FORWARD.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1982

HE POINTED OUT THAT A GENERAL FALLACY EXISTED IN THE MINDS CF SOME DISTRICT BOARD CRITICS THAT UNLESS THE BOARDS WERE ABOVE THE t-RULE OF LAW* THE BOARDS WERE POWERLESS.

♦THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY OWN MIND THAT ALL THE BOARDS ARE SUBJECT TO 'RULE OF LAW’ AND THAT IS A VALUE HIGHLY CHERISHED IN THIS COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

♦THE PRINCIPLE OF ’SUB JUDICE’ THEREFORE APPLIES AND TO PUT IN LAYMAN’S TERM, MATTERS WHICH ARE OR WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COURTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY EXCLUDED FROM DISCUSSIONS.*

MR TSUI ADDED THAT THIS DID NOT MEAN THAT BOARD MEMBERS COULD NOT COMMENT ON EXISTING OR DRAFT LEGISLATIONS. WHICH WOULD AFFECT THE DISTRICT, AND BRING THEIR VIEWS TO MEMBERS OF THE UMELCO FOR CONSIDERATION.

♦THIS IS A DIFFICULT SUBJECT BUT GIVEN GOOD SENSE AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS- AND HAVING DUE REGARD FOR THE PUBLIC’S INTERESTS AND THE ’RULE OF LAW’, I AM CONFIDENT THAT A REASONABLE SOLUTION CAN BE FOUND.*

HE CONTINUED THAT THERE WAS A SMALL DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIATE IN EVERY DISTRICT.

♦PART OF THE WORK OF THE SECRETARIATE, BESIDES KEEPING RECORDS OF MEETINGS AND COMMUNICATING WITH THE RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS OR OTHER AGENCIES FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS ARISING OUT OF DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS, IS TO PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH INFORMATION.

♦HENCE, SOME DISTRICT OFFICES HAVE A SMALL LIBRARY, WITH GOVERNMENT REPORTS, WHITE PAPERS, LOCAL SURVEY REPORTS, SCHOOL MAGAZINES, DISTRICT NEWSPAPERS ETC, PUT THERE FOR MEMBERS’ REFERENCE.

♦FURTHERMORE, THERE IS AN ADEQUATE LIBRARY IN THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION’S HONG KONG AND KOWLOON REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS, WITH ABOUT 7 OOO VOLUMES OF BOOKS, WHICH DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS CAN USE.

♦THIS IS SUPPLEMENTED BY BRIEFINGS AND SITE VISITS, THE MAIN PURPOSE OF WHICH IS TO GET THE BASIC DISTRICT BACKGROUND INFORMATION ACROSS TO MEMBERS,♦ HE SAID.

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PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE FOR MAY 1982

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ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (TUESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY EIGHT PER CENT AND THOSE OF IMPORTS BY SEVEN PER CENT IN MAY 1982 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1981.

AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF THE DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO THE IMPORT PRICE INDEX) ROSE BY ONE PER CENT.

THE VOLUMES OF EXPORTS DROPPED BY EIGHT PER CENT AND IMPORTS BY 10 PER CENT. THE PRICES OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 11 PER CENT, WITH THE VOLUME DOWN BY ONE PER CENT, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, PRICES WERE UP BY NINE PER CENT AND A DECREASE BY SIX PER CENT WAS RECORDED FOR THE VOLUME.

FOR THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD TO MAY 1982 AS COMPARED WITH THE TWELVE MONTHS TO MAY 1981, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 10 PER CENT AND THOSE OF IMPORTS BY 11 PER CENT. THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS EXPANDED BY FIVE PER CENT AND THAT OF RE-EXPORTS BY 12 PER CENT, GIVING A SEVEN PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS AS AGAINST A FOUR PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS.

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

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

CHANGES COMPARING MAY 1982 WITH MAY 1981

EXPORT VALUE EXPORT UNIT VALUE EXPORT VOLUME

CLOTHING (EXCEPT FUR) ♦ 1% ♦14% -11%

TEXTILE FABRICS - 5% ♦ 6% -11%

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD ♦13% - 4% +17%

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES - 5% ♦11% -14%

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS -41% -14% -32%

FOOTWEAR - 8% ♦16% -21%

«TAL MANUFACTURES ♦10% ♦ 9% ♦ 1%

«TAL ORES AND SCRAP -15% -14% - 2%

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WATCHES AND CLOCKS ALL COMMODITIES

CHANGES COMPARING MAY 1982 WITH MAY 1981

EXPORT VALUE EXPORT UNIT VALUE EXPORT VOLUME

-26% -19% - 8%

INSIGNIFICANT ♦ 8% - 8%

THE EXPORT PRICES OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED, FROM SIX PER CENT FOR TEXTILE FABRICS TO 16 PER CENT FOR FOOTWEAR. ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES IN THE EXPORT PRICES WERE RECORDED FOR TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-4%), ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-14%), METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-14%), AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS (-19%).

CONSIDERABLE GROWTH IN THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WAS REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+17%). ON THE OTHER HAND, SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE RECORDED FOR TEXTILE MADE-UPS (-14%), FOOTWEAR (-21%) AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-32%).

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

CHANGES COMPARING MAY 1982 WITH MAY 1981

IMPORT VALUE IMPORT UNIT VALUE IMPORT VOLUME

FOODSTUFFS ♦ 5% ♦ 9% - 4%

CONSUMER GOODS + 2% ♦ 5% - 3%

FUELS -28% - 7% -23%

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES - 1% ♦ 7% - 8%

CAPITAL GOODS -11% ♦16% -23%

ALL COMMODITIES - 3% ♦ 7% -10%

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUELS, THE PRICES OF WHICH DROPPED BY SEVEN PER CENT, THE PRICES OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY INCREASED MODERATELY, RANGING FROM FIVE PER CENT FOR CONSUMER GOODS TO 16 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS.

MOST OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS DROPPED IN VOLUME TERMS, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING VEGETABLES, ANIMALS OF BOVINE SPECIES AS WELL AS SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS, WHEAT AND FLOUR AS WELL AS SUGAR ROSE SUBSTANTIVELY.

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IN THE CONSUMER GOODS CATEGORY, SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURES. THE IMPORT VOLUME OF CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHT APPARATUS AND SUPPLIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, TEXTILE MADE-UP ARTICLES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES FELL CONSIDERABLY.

IMPORTS OF FUELS FELL BY 23 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES DECLINED AMONG WHICH WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK, MAN-MADE FIBRES AS WELL AS WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR DROPPED SUBSTANTIALLY. THE IMPORT VOLUME OF CLAY AND REFRACTORY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, PLASTIC MOULDING MATERIALS AND BASE METALS EXCLUDING IRON AND STEEL 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 AND TEXTILE MACHINERY AS WELL. 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 BELOWi

CHANGES COMPARING MAY 1982 WITH MAY 1981

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

FOODSTUFFS ♦14% ♦ 18% - 4%

CONSUMER GOODS ♦ 7% ♦ 7% INSIGNIFICANT

FUELS -36% ♦ 3% -37%

RAW MATERIALS, AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES ♦ 7% ♦13% - 5%

CAPITAL GOODS ♦32% ♦17% ♦13%

ALL COMMODITIES ♦10% ♦11% - 1%

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORT VOLUME VARIED, RANGING FROM A 37 PER CENT DECREASE FOR FUELS TO A 13 PER CENT INCREASE FOR CAPITAL GOODS.

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

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MARKING ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN CAUSEWAY BAY

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. < I ca^R«A!?t»ARK,NG FACILITIES ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS *lLL >OON BE INTRODUCED IN THE BUSY DISTRICT OF CAUSEWAY BAY.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE ACTING CHIEF TRANSPORT OFFICER * G^LES LEUNG SAID THE PROPOSAL WAS RECENTLY ENDORSED BY THE TRAFf IC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD.

HOWEVER, CHARGES WILL ONLY BE LEVIED BETWEEN 10 AM AND 10 PM.

SA,D THE VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT AND SHOPPING fACILITIcS IN CAUSEWAY BAY ATTRACTS MORE TRAFFIC - BOTH VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN - DURING WEEKENDS AND ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

♦IN FACT, IT HAD BEEN OBSERVED THAT THE PRIVATE MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS IN THE CAUSEWAY BAY AREA LEVIED HIGHER PARKING FEES TOGETHER WITH A MINIMUM CHARGE ON SUNDAYS AND ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

♦THIS CLEARLY ILLUSTRATES A HIGH DEMAND FOR PARKING SPACES IN THIS DISTRICT DURING HOLIDAYS AND THE PRESENT SOLUTION IS TO DETER LONG TERM PARKING SO THAT MORE MOTORISTS CAN USE THE ON-STREET PARKING SPACES,* HE SAID.

IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, MR LEUNG ADDED, THE NEW SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED EARLY IN SEPTEMBER.

THE PLAN COVERS CLEVELAND STREET, PERCIVAL STREET, LOCKHART ROAD AND JAFFE ROAD SECTIONS EAST OF THE PERCIVAL STREET JUNCTION, HYSAN AVENUE, SUN WUI ROAD, HOI PING ROAD, SUNNING ROAD, YUN PING ROAD, LAN FONG ROAD, PAK SHA ROAD, LEE GARDEN ROAD AND RUSSELL STREET.

MEANWHILE, THE PARKING METERS INSTALLED IN SHAU KEI WAN AND CHAI WAN WILL BE IN USE FROM 8 AM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 5).

THE METERED SPACES ARE ON THE KERBSIDE LANES OF TAI HONG STREET, SHUN FOO STREET, TAI SHEK STREET, SAI WAN HO STREET, TAI FOO STREET, SUN SING STREET, NGOI MAN STREET, SAN HA STREET AND CHAI WAN ROAD.

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY FOR AUGUST A X X

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL CONDUCT ANOTHER ■GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY THIS MONTH. THE SURVEY STARTED IN AUGUST LAST YEAR AND IS CARRIED OUT ON A CONTINUOUS MONTH-TO-MONTH BASIS BY -HE PERMANENT FIELD STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE POPULATION.

A RANDOM SAMPLE OF ABOUT 5 000 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE BEEN SELECTED THROUGHOUT FOR PART ICIPATION IN THE SURVEY. SOME OF THESE HOUSEHOLDS HAD BEEN INCLUDED IN THE MAY 1982 SURVEY AND WILL BE INTERVIEWED FOR THE SECOND TIME IN ORDER TO MEASURE MORE ACCURATELY THE CHANGES THAT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE THE LAST SURVEY.

AN OFFICIAL LETTER, IN BOTH CHINESE AND ENGLISH, HAS BEEN SENT TO THE SAMPLED HOUSEHOLDS TO EXPLAIN THE PURPOSE OF THE SURVEY AND TO SEEK THEIR COOPERATION.

ASSISTANT CENSUS AND SURVEY OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT, WHO WILL IDENTIFY THEMSELVES WITH DEPARTMENTAL IDENTITY CARDS, WILL VISIT THE SAMPLED HOUSEHOLDS DURING THE MONTH TO COLLECT THE REQUIRED INFORMATION.

QUESTIONS TO BE ASKED IN THE SURVEY INCLUDEi AGE, SEX AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF INDIVIDUALS; ACTIVITY STATUS, OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY, EARNINGS, AND HOURS OF WORK FOR THOSE WORKING; TENURE. RENT AND INCOME OF HOUSEHOLDS. IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE OTHER QUESTIONS SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD DURABLES OWNED BY HOUSEHOLDS; MORTGAGE PAYMENT FOR HOME-PURCHASE; EMPLOYMENT OF DOMESTIC HELP; CHANGE OF ACTIVITY STATUS AND LOCALISED EMPLOYMENT.

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

WATER FIGURES * * *

eTrtrtnST°R*GE IN H0NG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 68.5 PER CENT OF CAPACITY, OR 395,8 MILLION CUBIC NETRES, EQUIVALENT TO 255 DAYS' CONSUMPTION:

LASI YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 258 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 44.7 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DUTY ON LIQUOR AND TOBACCO BASED ON METRIC QUANTITIES * * * *

IN CONFORMITY m/I TH THE GOVERNMENT’S DECLARED POLICY OF THE M£TR,C SYSTEM OF WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS, THE USE CF IMPERIAL UNITS IN THE DUTIABLE COMMODITIES ORDINANCE WILL BE ABOLISHED FROM TODAY (AUGUST 3). UKViNANUt will Bt

TuJT«r-THE GENERAL ADOPTION OF THE METRIC SYSTEM IN EUROPE ™. I«,EZE0PLE ’5 REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE MAJORITY OF IMPORTS OF DUTIABLE COMMODITIES ARE NOW IN METRIC UNITS. TO AVOID UNNECESSARY CONVERSIONS, THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT UtCIDED TO BRING THE DUTIABLE COMMODITIES ORDINANCE IN LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRACTICES. MOREOVER, HAS GONE METRIC SINCE JANUARY 1, 1981.

THE OIL INDUSTRY

IT IS ENVISAGED THAT ONLY THE LIQUOR AND TOBACCO TRADE WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE CHANGEOVER FROM IMPERIAL TO METRIC UNITS FOR ASSESSMENT OF DUTY, COMPLETION OF OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS AND RETURNS, AND TREATMENT OF DUTIABLE STOCKS.

AS IT IS THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY THAT ON CONVERSION THERE SHOULD BE NO REVISION OF FEES, THE NEW SCHEDULE OF DUTY RATES USING METRIC UNITS wILL ENTAIL NO SIGNIFICANT REVENUE CHANGES OR COSTS TO THE TRADE, THOUGH THERE MAY HAVE TO BE A DEGREE OF ROUNDING UP AND DOWN.

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, DUTY ON BRANDY AND WHISKY WILL BE LEVIED AT S27.O5 AND $21 PER LITRE RESPECTIVELY. BEER IS ASSESSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS ORIGINAL GRAVITY WHICH, IF NOT EXCEEDING 1030 DEGREES, THE DUTY PAYABLE WILL BE $37.20 HECTOLITRE (100 LITRES). CHINESE TYPE SPIRITS OF ALCOHOLIC STRENGTH OF 33 PER CENT BY VOLUME ARE CHARGED AT $384.95 PER HECTOLITRE. DUTY ON IMPORTED AND LOCALLY MANUFACTURED CIGARETTES IS CALCULATED AT $43.65 AND $44.45 PER KILOGRAM RESPECTIVELY.

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO KNOW MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE CHANGES MAY CONTACT THE OFFICER-IN-CHARGE OF THE TICD DUTIABLE COMMODITIES OFFICE AT 2 RUMSEY STREET, 10TH FLOOR, HONG KONG (TELEPHONE: 5-456182 EXT. 255).

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HONG KONG IN TYPHOON OPERATIONAL EXPERIMENT * * * *

THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY IS PART ICI PAT I NG IN A TYPHOON OPERATIONAL EXPERIMENT (TOPEX) IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA AND PACIFIC AREA.

THE FIRST OPERATIONAL EXPERIMENT OF TOPEX WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FROM AUGUST 1 TO OCTOBER 15, 1982 AND A SCIENTIFIC OFFICER OF THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY MONG KONG HAS BEEN SENT TO TOKYO TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXPERIMENT.

EACH YEAR ABOUT THIRTY TROPICAL CYCLONES DEVELOP IN THE NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC AND ABOUT HALF OF THEM INTENSIFY INTO TYPHOONS. THESE TYPHOONS CAN CAUSE HEAVY LOSSES BOTH IN LIFE AND PROPERTY. IN 1979 FOR EXAMPLE TWENTY-TWO TROPICAL CYCLONES IN THE PHILIPPINES CAUSED 137 DEATHS, 73 PEOPLE INJURED AND A TOTAL DAMAGE EQUIVALENT TO 280 MILLION HONG KONG DOLLARS WHILE IN JAPAN THREE TROPICAL CYCLONES RESULTED IN 131 PEOPLE DEAD OR MISSING AND DAMAGE AMOUNTING TO 7 700 MILLION HONG KONG DOLLARS.

IN THE SAME YEAR IN HONG KONG 12 PEOPLE WERE KILLED DURING TYPHOON HOPE AND THE COST Or DAMAGE WAS IN EXCESS OF 17 MILLION HONG KONG DOLLARS.

IN ORDER TO MITIGATE THESE LOSSES, THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC (ESCAP) AND THE WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANISATION (WMO) HAVE LAUNCHED THE TYPHOON OPERATIONAL EXPERIMENT FOR 1982 AND 1983. WMO MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THIS EXPERIMENT INCLUDE CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINES, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, THAILAND AND VIETNAM.

DURING THE EXPERIMENT, AN EXPERIMENT SUB-CENTRE (ESC) WILL BE SET UP BY EACH PART ICI PAT I NG MEMBER. IN ADDITION, AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIMENT CENTRE ( IEC) WILL BE ORGANISED IN TOKYO BY SCIENTISTS SECONDED FROM THESE COUNTRIES OR TERRITORIES.

TESTS ON THE VARIOUS SYSTEMS FOR TYPHOON ANALYSIS, FORECASTING AND WARNING IN THE REGIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE IEC AS WELL AS THE ESCS DURING ACTUAL TYPHOON CONDITIONS TO IDENTIFY DEFICIENCIES IN THESE SYSTEMS AND IMPROVE THE CAPABILITIES OF COUNTRIES IN THE REGION.

MORE OBSERVATIONAL DATA WILL ALSO BE COLLECTED TO STUDY THE GENERATION, DEVELOPMENT AND DECAY OF TYPHOONS IN THE AREA.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1982

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THE LANDS DEPARTMENT HAS SOLD A 6.48-HECTARE SITE IN TAI PO TO POINSETTIA LAND CO. LTD. FOR A COMPREHENSIVE LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE SITE, LOCATED NEAR TAI PO KAU ON A VERY DESIRABLE ELEVATED PLATFORM WITH EXTENSIVE VIEWS OVER TOLO HARBOUR, WAS °UT OUT TO CASH TENDER EARLY THIS YEAR.

THERE WERE A TOTAL OF NINE TENDERS RECEIVED.

MR VICTOR LEUNG, DISTRICT LANDS OFFICER OF TAI PO, SAID HE WAS ENCOURAGED BY THE INTEREST SHOWN BY THE DEVELOPERS AS IT CLEARLY INDICATED THE CONFIDENCE IN THE LONG TERM FUTURE OF THE RAPIDLY GROWING TAI PO NEW TOWN AND THE DEMAND FOR HIGH CLASS HOUSING IN THE TOWN.

♦SIMILAR CONCEPT OF DISPOSING LAND IS ALSO BEING FOLLOWED ELSEWHERE IN HONG KONG,* HE SAID.

THE CONDITIONS OF SALE REQUIRED THAT A DEVELOPMENT SCHEME BE SUBMITTED FOR THE SITE, WHICH SHOULD INCLUDE PROPOSALS FOR THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, INTERNAL ROADS, HOUSE TYPES TO BE ERECTED AND THE LIKE.

AND, THE DEVELOPMENT RESTRICTION OF THE SITE WILL BE 0.3 PLOT RATIO OVER AN AREA OF 5.47 HECTARES AND BUILDINGS OF TWO STOREYS OVER CARPORTS NOT EXCEEDING 7.62 METRES IN HEIGHT.

MR LEUNG SAID ALL THE TENDERS RECEIVED WERE CONSIDERED IN DETAIL AND THE SUBMISSION BY POINSETTIA LAND CO. LTD. WAS ACCEPTED BECAUSE IT DISPLAYED GOOD DESIGN CONCEPT OF HOUSES WITH ASSOCIATED RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, AND THE PROPOSED LAYOUT WAS IN HARMONY WITH THIS EXCELLENT RESIDENTIAL SITE.

THE PREMIUM TENDERED BY THE COMPANY WAS $27 001 000.

REFERRING TO THE MASTER PLANS SUBMITTED BY THE COMPANY, NR LEUNG SAID THAT THEY PROVIDED FOR 76 DETACHED HOUSES WITH TwO HOUSE TYPES, THE AREA OF WHICH WOULD BE 195 SQUARE METRES AND 230 SQUARES METRES, LOCATED ON ROADS BRANCHING OUT FINGERSTYLE AROUND A CENTRAL RESIDENTIAL CORE.

THE DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1986.

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''‘"' CYC MOVEMENT SERVES HONG KONG * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OFEDUCATJON.MR CQLVYN.HAYE^ TODAY (TUESDAY) DESCRIBED THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB MOVEMENT AS A MAJOR FACTOR IN COMMUNITY BUILDING.

SPEAKING AT A RECEPTION'FOR EIGHT OUTSTANDING MEMBERS WHO WILL FLY TO AUSTRALIA THIS FRIDAY'FOR AN EIGHT-DAY VISIT, THE DIRECTOR SAID THE CYC ENCOURAGED YOUNG PEOPLE TO SEE BEYOND THEMSELVES INTO A WIDER WORLD AND TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF CONCERN AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHERS. ' , , '

♦IT IS PRACTICAL CIVIC EDUCATION, IN WHICH ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. IT IS ALSO A VERY ENJOYABLE FORM OF EDUCATION, WITH THE EMPHASIS ON HEALTHY, POSITIVE ACTIVITIES,♦ HE SAID.

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THE CYC NOW HAS A TOTAL MEMBERSHIP OF OVER 65 000 WITH 555 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY, HE SAID.

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THE AUSTRALIA TRIP IS ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB (CHARITIES) LIMITED FOR CYC MEMBERS WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE COMMUNITY.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1982

UK YOUTH GROUP VISITS SWD COMMUNITY CENTRE * * * *

SIX YOUNG BRITONS WHO ARE HERE UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH ■’'OUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME TODAY (TUESDAY) VISITED THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S NEWLY-OPENED COMMUNITY CENTRE IN SHEUNG SHU! TO SEE ITS VARIOUS ACTIVITIES PROVIDED FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

THE GROUP, FROM THE COUNTY OF SOUTH GLAMORGAN, WALES, *ILL SPEND THREE WEEKS IN HONG KONG VISITING VARIOUS PLACES.

THE NORTH DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE, OPENED IN MARCH THIS YEAR, SERVES AS A FOCAL POINT FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGE GROUPS IN SHEUNG SHUI, TA KWO LING, SHA TAU KOK AND FANLING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. IT HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 2 200.

THE GROUP WAS EARLIER BRIEFED ON THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT AND SOCIAL WELFARE IN HONG KONG BY THE DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER IN SHA TIN, MR LAU KAI-CHUEN.

DURING THEIR STAY HERE, THEY WILL ALSO HAVE A LOOK AT THE RESIDENTIAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

ANT I-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT * * * *

THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AND RADIO 2 OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WILL JOINTLY PRESENT AN ANTl-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 8) AT 3 PM AT REPULSE BAY.

DETAILS OF THE CONCERT WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT 3 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 5) IN THE LOBBY OF BROADCASTING HOUSE, RTHK, BROADCAST DRIVE.

ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE WILL BE MR C.M. LEUNG, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY (NARCOTICS) AND MISS M.Y. CHEUNG, ACTING DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CONFERENCE.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE +WILL AND SENSEt FOR INDUSTRIAL SAFETY..................... 1

HONG KONG ASKS FOR GATT PANEL OVER FRENCH RESTRICTIONS........ 2

JOBS FOUND FOR REDUNDANT TEACHERS .............................. 2

ACAN TO LAUNCH SECOND YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS SCHEME................ 3

VIEWS SOUGHT ON WEIGHTS CONTROL ................................ 4

APPLICATIONS FOR FISH FARMING CLOSE ON MONDAY................... 5

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN HUNG HOM AND WAH FU .................... 5

NEW SECTION OPENS IN TUEN MUN ROAD ............................. 6

EARLY WRITTEN TEST FOR TAXI LICENCES ........................... 6

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1982

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MORE +WILL AND SENSE* FOR INDUSTRIAL SAFETY *****

MORE PEOPLE ARE SHOWING THEIR +WILL AND SENSE* FOR INDUSTRIAL SAFETY IN A POSITIVE MANNER.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S ACTING DEPUTY CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR, MR T.K. CHAN, WHEN HE ADDRESSED THE HONG KONG BAYVIEW LIONS CLUB TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN HIS TALK, MR CHAN OUTLINED THE PRESENT TREND IN THE PROMOTION OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY IN HONG KONG AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE WELL-BEING OF THE COMMUNITY.

HE POINTED OUT THAT OVER THE YEARS THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAD BEEN TRYING ITS UTMOST TO REDUCE THE HIGH INCIDENCE OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS.

CONSEQUENTLY THERE WAS A SIX PER CENT DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS REPORTED LAST YEAR COMPARED WITH 48 691 IN 1980. THERE WAS A FURTHER 12 PER CENT DROP IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

MR CHAN ATTRIBUTED THE DECREASES IN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS TO THE GROWING AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION AMONGST EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS, AS WELL AS THE GROWING INTEREST AMONGST THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON THE SUBJECT.

EMPLOYEES, HE NOTED, WERE BEGINNING TO ASSUME A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN NEGOTIATING FOR BETTER AND SAFER WORKING ENVIRONMENTS FOR THEMSELVES, WHILE EMPLOYERS WERE STEPPING FORWARD BY REMOVING THE +BRICKWALL* HITHERTO PUT UP AROUND THEMSELVES AGAINST ANY MOVE WHICH THEY THOUGHT MIGHT CUT INTO THEIR BUSINESS PROFIT MARGIN.

THIS MOVEMENT, MR CHAN CONTINUED, WAS GAINING MOMENTUM AND ITS SUCCESSFUL START OWED MUCH TO THE EFFORTS OF A TRIPARTITE BODY COMPOSED OF EMPLOYERS’ AND EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES AS WELL AS LABOUR DEPARTMENT OFFICERS, NAMELY THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION.

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE COMMITTEE, FOUR SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEES HAD BEEN SET UP FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, TEXTILE, PLASTICS AS WELL AS SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP-REPAIRI NG INDUSTRIES.

LAST YEAR HAD BEEN A SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SUB-COMMITTEE WHEN A 2.5 PER CENT DROP WAS RECORDED IN THE NUMBER OF SITE ACCIDENTS AS COMPARED WITH THE YEAR BEFORE.

THE BLITZ ON INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS OVER THE YEARS, BOTH THROUGH INTENSIFIED ENFORCEMENT OF THE SAFETY LAWS AND ENDLESS PROGRAMMES ON SAFETY EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY HAD HELPED TO INCULCATE SAFETY AWARENESS AND SPEED UP THE PROGRESS ON SAFETY PERFORMANCES IN ALL FIELDS, HE ADDED.

MR CHAN POINTED OUT THAT A RECENTLY-CONDUCTED MARKET RESEARCH STUDY ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PUBLICITY HAD SHOWN THAT FAMILIES PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE PREVENTION OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS.

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HONG KONG ASKS FOR GATT PANEL OVER FRENCH RESTRICTIONS X X X X

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IS ASKING THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT) TO CONVENE A PANEL TO CONSIDER ITS COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE UNILATERAL RESTRICTIONS BY FRANCE AGAINST THE IMPORT OF HONG KONG-MADE QUARTZ WATCHES AND OTHER PRODUCTS.

THIS FOLLOWS THE DEADLOCK AFTER THREE ROUNDS OF CONSULTATIONS WITH THE EEC COMMISSION, ACTING ON BEHALF OF FRANCE, AND THE TALKS WHICH THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE DESIGNATE, MR LAWRENCE MILLS HAD IN PARIS LAST THURSDAY.

♦WE HAVE TAKEN THIS ACTION BECAUSE THE RESTRICTIONS ARE DISCRIMINATORY, AND ARE IN CONTRAVENTION OF FRANCE’S GATT OBLIGATIONS,* SAID THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR JUSTIN YUE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

♦ALTHOUGH THE FRENCH OFFICIALS LAST WEEK CONSIDERED MAKING SOME FURTHER PROPOSALS, IT HAS BEEN QUITE A LONG WHILE SINCE OUR INITIAL PROTEST. WE CAN ONLY CONCLUDE THAT THE BI-LATERAL PROCEDURES ARE NOW EXHAUSTED WITHOUT PRODUCING A MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION. WE ARE THEREFORE TAKING STEPS TO RAISE THE MATTER OFFICIALLY WITH THE GATT,* SAID MR YUE.

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JOBS FOUND FOR REDUNDANT TEACHERS XXX

ALL 271 REDUNDANT TEACHERS IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHO REGISTERED WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S PLACEMENT SERVICE IN MAY HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY PLACED IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

♦THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO THE MANY SCHOOL AUTHORITIES FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION IN BRINGING THIS ABOUT,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1975 TO ASSIST REDUNDANT TEACHERS IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN SEEKING ALTERNATIVE JOBS AS A RESULT OF THE DROP IN THE POPULATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE AND A SHIFT OF POPULATION FROM THE URBAN AREAS TO THE NEW TOWNS.

SINCE THEN, THE SERVICE HAS HELPED A TOTAL OF 2 736 REDUNDANT TEACHERS TO SECURE ALTERNATIVE TEACHING POSTS. LAST YEAR THE NUMBER OF REDUNDANT TEACHERS WAS 329.

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ACAN TO LAUNCH SECOND YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS SCHEME * * * *

THE SECON ♦YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS SCHEME* OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGA. ST NARCOT.CS S nO»- OPEN TO STUDENTS AND YOUTH GROUPS.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION SAID THE SCHEME HAD PROVED VERY POPULAR AS IT PROVIDED AN EXCELLENT OUTLET FOR IMAGINATIVE YOUNG PEOPLE TO DISPLAY THEIR TALENTS AND SKILLS THROUGH DRAMAS, SINGING, PAINTING AND EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS.

♦THE AIM OF THE SCHEME IS TO ENCOURAGE MORE ACTIVE AND DIRECT PARTICIPATION IN ANTI-NARCOTICS WORK BY YOUTHS THROUGH PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY,♦ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

♦THERE ARE TREMENDOUS NUMBERS OF ENTHUSIASTIC AND RESOURCEFUL YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO HELP IN ANT I-DRUGS ACTIVITIES IN HONG KONG.+

UNDER THE SCHEME, THE ACAN WILL FINANCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANTI-NARCOTICS EDUCATION OR PUBLICITY PROJECTS WHICH ARE PLANNED BY YOUNG PEOPLE THEMSELVES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE FIRST +YOUTH AGAINST DRUGS SCHEME*, WHICH WAS LAUNCHED IN AUGUST LAST YEAR, HAD BEEN WELL RECEIVED. THERE WERE OVER 100 APPLICATIONS. HOWEVER ONLY 19 PROJECTS FROM STUDENTS AND YOUTH GROUPS WERE SELECTED BECAUSE OF MANPOWER AND FINANCIAL LIMITATIONS.

♦THIS HAS MADE THE SCHEME ALL THE MORE COMPETITIVE,* HE ADDED.

LAST YEAR, A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING SEMINARS, EXHIBITIONS, COMPETITIONS, GAMESDAYS, TELEMATCHES, SONG-WRITING, CAMPING, PAINTING, DRAMA - ALL CARRYING ANTI-DRUGS MESSAGES - WAS IMPLEMENTED.

DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE MAXIMUM GRANT FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL PROJECT WAS LIMITED TO S3 000, ALL GROUPS MADE CONSIDERABLE EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT THEIR IDEAS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE SCHEME ALSO ENABLED YOUNG PEOPLE TO KNOW AND UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE PROBLEMS OF DRUG ABUSE THROUGH RESEARCH, PLANNING, ORGANISING AND IMPLEMENTING ANTI-DRUGS ACTIVITIES.

♦EQUALLY IMPORTANT,♦ HE ADDED, ♦THESE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN AT THE SAME TIME PASS ON THE ANTl-NARCOTICS MESSAGES TO THEIR PEERS IN THEIR OWN LANGUAGE.♦

THE SECOND ROUND OF THE SCHEME IS NOW OPEN TO ANY YOUTH GROUP COMPRISING AT LEAST 10 OR MORE MEMBERS WHO ARE 15 YEARS OLD OR ABOVE. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECOMMENDED BY THEIR SCHOOLS, YOUTH CENTRES, COMMUNITY CENTRES OR EMPLOYERS.

EACH APPLICATION WILL BE CAREFULLY EXAMINED BY A SELECTION BOARD ON ITS APPLICABILITY, PUBLICITY VALUE, INNOVATION, COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE.

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SUCCESS-'., APPLICATION WILL RECEIVE AN AMOUNT BETWEEN 31 00 N TO COVER THE NECESSARY EXPENSES, DEPENDING ON

THE DECISION 0 THE SELECTION BOARD.

PPL ICAT ION FORMS TOGETHER WITH THE SCHEME’S REGULATIONS ARE W OBTAIN “LE FROM AL, ’ ’Y DISTRICT OFFICES, NEW TERRITORIES DISTR .T OFFICES AND THE OFFICES OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD REACH THE DRUG EDUCAT ION/LIA ISON CENTRE OF TH- ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AT UNITED CENTRE, 31ST LOOT, 95 QUEENSWAY, OX OR LEFO’E SEPTEMBER 30 THIS YEAR.

FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTRE AT 5-295140.

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VIEWS SOUGHT ON WEIGHTS CONTROL * * * *

VIEWS ON THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY’S PROPOSAL TO INTRODUCE A NEW SET OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES LEGISLATION WILL BE SOUGHT AT THE SIXTH SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 6).

THE PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN PREPARED WITH THE PURPOSE OF REPLACING THE EXISTING WEIGHTS AND MEASURES ORDINANCE WHICH WAS ENACTED IN 1885 BY PROVIDING A MORE COMPREHENSIVE LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND AN ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT EQUITABLE FOR SELLERS AND BUYERS IN THE LIGHT OF TODAY’S CIRCUMSTANCES AND IN PARTICULAR TO PROTECT ORDINARY CONSUMERS FROM FRAUDULENT OR UNFAIR TRADING PRACTICES IN CONNECTION WITH QUANTITY.

MR R.G. CHURCH, PRINCIPAL INDUSTRY OFFICER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES BRANCH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING FOR DISCUSSION ON THE ITEM.

AT THE MEETING, BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE CONSULTED ON THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSAL TO IMPLEMENT A FILM CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM WITH A STATUTORY AGE RESTRICTION FOR THE VIEWING OF ADULT FILMS.

THEY WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE WORK OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION BY THE COMMISSIONER, MR P.B. WILLIAMS.

OTHER TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING WILL INCLUDE THE PROGRESS REPORT ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS, THE PUBLICATION OF A BOOKLET ON THE BOARD’S PROJECTS, AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORK OF THE SHAM SHUl PO DISTRICT BOARD AND DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, AND THE SHAM SHUl PO CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SIXTH MEETING OF THE SHAM SHUl PO DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SHAM SHUl PO CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, HANG SHUN BUILDING, 37-39 TONKIN STREET, SECOND FLOOR, KOWLOON ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 6) AT 2 PM.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1982

P.LICAT'ONS FOR - > rAPM,NG CLOSE ON MONDAY

.‘?=L IC -|C-x: .Y MARINE PISH FARMER? FOR LICENCES TO OPERATE ’IN THE DESIGNATED FISH CULTURE ZONES WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY (AUGUST 9).

A SPOKESM" FOR THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT LiC*NCES WOULD ZE 'RaNTE? TO ALL AR I NE FISH FARMERS WHOSE OPERATIONS WERE SURVEYED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN APRIL AND MAY THIS YEAR,

♦ONLY THOSE ISSUED WITH A SURVEY CHIT WILL INITIALLY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ALLOCATION OF SITES WITHIN THE ZONES. AND ONLY AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED SITES WILL APPLICANTS WITH NEW OPERATIONS OR NEW EXTENSIONS BE CONSIDERED FOR ANY REMAINING SITES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

UNDER THE MARINE FISH CULTURE ORDINANCE — WHICH BECAME FULLY EFFECTIVE LAST MONTH —• 24 AREAS HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED AS MARINE FISH CULTURE ZONES. FISH FARMERS WISHING TO CONTINUE THEIR OPERATIONS WITHIN THE ZONES ARE REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT. MARINE FISH CULTURE OUTSIDE THE ZONES WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AS IT MAY TAKE SOME TIME FOR ALL THE SURVEYED FISH FARMERS TO BE GRANTED LICENCES, TO BE ALLOCATED SITES WITHIN THE ZONES AND TO MOVE INTO THE SITES, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALLOWED A GRACE PERIOD OF UP TO NINE MONTHS (TO APRIL 8, 1983) TO ENABLE THE FARMERS TO COMPLY WITH THE ORDINANCE. AFTER THE APRIL 1983 DEADLINE ANY MARINE FISH FARMERS FOUND DEFYING THE ORDINANCE WILL BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR LICENCES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS AT 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, ITS FISHERIES OFFICES AND FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION LIAISON OFFICES.

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN HUNG HOM AND WAH FU * * * *

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN HUNG HOM IN KOWLOON AND AT WAH FU IN ABERDEEN FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 6) TO IMPROVE CIRCULATION IN THESE AREAS.

IN HUNG HOM, NORTHBOUND VEHICLES FROM YAN FUNG STREET WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO STRAIGHT INTO SHUN YUNG STREET.

HOWEVER, RIGHT TURNS INTO FAT KWONG STREET EASTBOUND WILL STILL BE BANNED.

IN WAH FU, WAH CHEUNG STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE WAY SOUTHBOUND.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1982

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NEW SECTION OPENS IN TUEN MUN ROAD * * * *

THE SECTION OF TUEN MUN ROAD SECOND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN SO KWUN WAT AND SAM SHING HUI WILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 6).

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE NEW THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WILL BE FOR TUEN MUN-BOUND TRAFFIC, WHILE THE EXISTING SECTION WILL BE FOR TRAFFIC HEADING FOR TSUEN WAN.

AFTER THE OPENING OF THE NEW SECTION, THE EXISTING CARRIAGEWAY WILL BE REDUCED TO TWO-LANE TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS TO ALLOW WORK ON THE ROAD MARKINGS TO BE CARRIED OUT.

AT BOTH ENDS OF THIS SECTION IN SO KWUN WAT AND SAM SHING HUI, IWO WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED ON A SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY.

WORK ON THE OTHER PORTIONS OF THE TUEN MUN ROAD SECOND CARRIAGEWAY IS IN PROGRESS, AND THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY JANUARY, 1983.

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EARLY WRITTEN TEST FOR TAXI LICENCES * * X

ABOUT 11 OOO CANDIDATES TEST FOR TAXI LICENCES TO BE FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT

HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE EARLY WRITTEN HELD FROM AUGUST 3 TO 17, A SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

TIMC ™E EAREY *R'TTEN TEST SCHEME WAS DESIGNED TO REDUCE WAITING TIME SO AS TO ALLEVIATE THE SHORTAGE OF URBAN TAXI DRIVERS.

THE RESPONSE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, HAS BEEN VERY ENCOURAGING.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TRAFFIC BILL IN DRIVERS' INTEREST ............................. 1

HONG KONG REPLIES TO EEC THREAT ............................... 4

FINAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS AVAILABLE........................... 5

NEARLY 250 000 IN SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE SCHEME ............... 6

ANTI-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT ON SUNDAY ........................ 7

EIGHT MILLION VISITS TO COUNTRY PARKS ......................... 8

WATER CUT IN KWUN TONG......................................... 8

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT BECOMES AUTONOMOUS .................................................... 9

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN MED-LEVELS .......................... 9

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TRAFFIC BILL IN DRIVERS’ INTEREST * * * *

DRIVERS SHOULD FEEL REASSURED RATHER THAN THREATENED BY THE PROPOSED CHANGES IN HONG KONG’S ROAD TRAFFIC LAWS, THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR ALAN SCOTT, SAID TODAY.

HE EMPHASISED THAT THERE WAS NO INTENTION IN THE NEW LEGISLATION TO CREATE A MEANS OF HARASSING DRIVERS, PROFESSIONAL OR OTHERWISE.

MR SCOTT MADE THE COMMENTS TO THE Y’S MEN’S CLUB OF HONG KONG IN SPEECH ON PROVISIONS IN THE ROAD TRAFFIC BILL 1982 TO SUBSTITUTE THE OFFENCE OF ♦DANGEROUS DRIVING AND CAUSING DEATH THEREBY* WITH THE OFFENCES OF ^CAUSING DEATH BY RECKLESS DRIVING* AND +RECKLESS DRIVING*.

HONG KONG’S TRAFFIC LAWS, WHICH WERE ENACTED 25 YEARS AGO, WERE BASED LARGELY ON THE PRINCIPLES OF ENGLISH LAW, HE SAID. OVER THE YEARS IT BECAME CLEAR THAT REFORM WAS NECESSARY IN RESPECT OF THE OLD OFFENCES IN ENGLISH LAW OF +DANGEROUS DRIVING* AND +CARELESS DRIVING*, AND THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSED FOR GOOD REASON TO ADOPT A SIMILAR REFORM IN HONG KONG.

♦AS THE HONG KONG LAW STANDS AT PRESENT, IF A DRIVER FAILS TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER STANDARD OF CARE EXPECTED OF HIM BY THE LAW AND HE COMMITS AN OFFENCE, HE MAY BE PROSECUTED FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING OR FOR CARELESS DRIVING. DANGEROUS DRIVING CARRIES MORE SEVERE MAXIMUM PENALTIES THAN DOES CARELESS DRIVING,* MR SCOTT SAID.

♦YOU MIGHT EXPECT THAT DIFFERENCE IN MAXIMUM PENALTY TO REFLECT A CLEAR DIFFERENCE IN THE DEGREE OF FAULT WHICH MUST BE PROVED BY THE PROSECUTION, BUT THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE TWO OFFENCES OVER THE YEARS HAS IN PRACTICE BECOME BLURRED, BECAUSE COURTS HAVE HELD THAT DANGEROUS DRIVING DOES NOT REQUIRE PROOF OF A SERIOUS DEGREE OF FAULT.

♦SO, THE PRESENT LAW MAKES IT DIFFICULT, IN TOO MANY CASES, TO KNOW WHETHER A PARTICULAR PIECE OF BAD DRIVING FALLS INTO THE CATEGORY OF DANGEROUS DRIVING, OR OF CARELESS DRIVING. THIS DIFFICULTY FACES THE POLICE, THE PROSECUTION, AND THE DEFENDANT AND HIS LAWYERS,♦ HE NOTED.

♦THIS DIFFICULTY BECOMES PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT WHERE A DEATH HAS BEEN CAUSED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT,♦ HE SAID. ♦OBVIOUSLY, CAUSING DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING IS A VERY SERIOUS OFFENCE, BUT AS THE LAW PRESENTLY STANDS, THE ACT CONSTITUTING DANGEROUS DRIVING MAY INVOLVE RELATIVELY LITTLE FAULT ON THE PART OF THE DRIVER. NEVERTHELESS THE CHARGE OF CAUSING DEATH BY DANGEROUS DRIVING CARRIES A MAXIMUM PENALTY IN THE HIGHER COURTS OF FIVE YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT. THIS IN SOME CASES COULD BE OUT OF PROPORTION TO THE DEGREE OF FAULT SHOWN BY A PARTICULAR DRIVER, NOTWITHSTANDING THAT A DEATH WAS CAUSED AS A RESULT OF HIS ACT.*

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MR SCOTT SAID THE CRIMINAL LAW ACT 1977 OF THE UNITED KINGDOM SOUGHT TO CLARIFY THE POSITION AND MAKE IT MORE PRECISE. AND SINCE THEN THE MEANING OF +RECKLESS DRIVING-*- HAD BEEN WORKED OUT BY THE COURTS IN ENGLAND.

HE EXPLAINED THAT PROSECUTION FOR RECKLESS DRIVING COULD ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL WHERE IT COULD BE SHOWN FAIRLY AND PROPERLY THAT THE DRIVER IN QUESTION HAD COMMITTED A PLAINLY PERILOUS PIECE OF DRIVING.

♦IT WILL THEREFORE REMOVE THE AMBIGUITY OF WHETHER A DRIVER HAS DRIVEN DANGEROUSLY, OR ONLY CARELESSLY; AND TO THAT EXTENT, THE CHANGE IS IN THE INTEREST OF DRIVER. THAT IS WHY I SAID THAT THE CHANGE IS ONE WHICH DRIVERS SHOULD FIND ’ REASSURING. ON THE OTHER HAND, BECAUSE THE NEW OFFENCE OF RECKLESS DRIVING IS INTENDED TO APPLY TO OBVIOUSLY SERIOUS CASES, CONVICTIONS FOR SUCH AN OFFENCE SHOULD BE LIABLE TO GREATER POWERS OF PUNISHMENT BY THE COURTS.♦

MR SCOTT SAID THE HOUSE OF LORDS, IN AN APPEAL CASE IN 1981, GAVE THEIR VIEW OF WHAT MUST BE SATISFACTORILY PROVED IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH WHETHER A PARTICULAR PIECE OF DRIVING WAS RECKLESS. WHAT WAS HELD IN THAT CASE TO BE REQUIRED (IN SUCH CASES) WAS»

(A) FIRST, THAT THE DEFENDANT WAS IN FACT DRIVING THE VEHICLE IN SUCH A MANNER AS TO CREATE AN OBVIOUS AND SERIOUS RISK OF CAUSING PHYSICAL INJURY TO SOME OTHER PERSON WHO MIGHT HAPPEN TO BE USING THE ROAD, OR OF DOING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY; AND

(B) SECOND, THAT IN DRIVING IN SUCH A MANNER THE DEFENDANT DID SO WITHOUT HAVING GIVEN ANY THOUGHT TO THE POSSIBILITY OF THERE BEING ANY SUCH RISK, OR HAVING RECOGNISED THAT THERE WAS SOME RISK INVOLVED, HAD NONETHELESS GONE ON TO TAKE IT.

THE LAW LORDS WENT ON TO SAY THAT IN DECIDING WHETHER THE RISK CREATED BY THE MANNER IN WHICH THE VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN WAS BOTH OBVIOUS AND SERIOUS, ONE SHOULD APPLY THE STANDARD OF THE ORDINARY PRUDENT MOTORIST.

MR SCOTT STRESSED THAT AS WITH ALL LEGISLATION IT WAS FOR THE COURTS TO DETERMINE QUESTIONS OF GUILT OR INNOCENCE AND OF PUNISHMENT, AS WELL AS TO INTERPRET THE LAW AND TO DEFINE THE SCOPE OF OFFENCES, AS AND WHEN CASES CAME UP FOR DECISION.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSALS HAD YET TO BE DEBATED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, AS THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED THAT A LONG PERIOD BETWEEN THE INTRODUCTION INTO THE COUNCIL AND THE RESUMPTION OF THE DEBATE WAS NECESSARY IN ORDER TO GIVE THE PUBLIC AND ORGANISATIONS FULL OPPORTUNITY TO EXAMINE THE BILL AND MAKE KNOWN THEIR VIEWS PUBLICLY AND TO UMELCO.

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IN VIEW OF THE INTEREST EXPRESSED IN THE BILL SINCE ITS PUBLICATION, MR SCOTT GAVE TWO EXAMPLES OF WHAT MIGHT CONSTITUTE •FECKLESS DRIVING*, ALTHOUGH INDIVIDUAL CASES WOULD HAVE TO BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO CIRCUMSTANCES AS ESTABLISHED BY EVIDENCE. THE FIRST WAS THE MANOEUVRE OF CHANGING LANES.

*IT IS INDEED A MANOEUVRE WHICH CAN BE SAFELY PERFORMED, BUT CAN ALSO BE DANGEROUSLY PERFORMED. IF A DRIVER CHANGES LANES SAFELY WHERE IT IS NOT OTHERWISE PROHIBITED AND HE HAS A PROPER REASON FOR DOING SO, THEN IT CANNOT BE SAID TO BE CARELESS OR RECKLESS DRIVING. IF HE CHANGES LANES WITHOUT CHECKING HIS MIRROR CR WITHOUT SIGNALLING IN REASONABLE TIME, THIS MIGHT BE HELD TO AMOUNT TO CARELESS DRIVING. IF, HOWEVER, HE CHANGES LANES AT EXCESSIVE SPEED IN HEAVY TRAFFIC ON THE APPROACH TO A JUNCTION WHERE PEDESTRIANS ARE CROSSING THE ROAD, HE WOULD SEEM LIABLE TO BE CHARGED WITH RECKLESS DRIVING.*

THE SECOND EXAMPLE WAS THE MANOEUVRE OF U-TURNS, WHICH HE SAID COULD BE ENTIRELY LAWFUL IN PERMITTED CIRCUMSTANCES. *BUT IF A DRIVER MADE A U-TURN AT A FORBIDDEN POINT, AND DID IT AGAINST TRAFFIC COMING THE OTHER WAY, IT COULD AMOUNT TO RECKLESSNESS, IF IT CREATED A SERIOUS RISK OF HARM. THE TEST ISi WOULD AN ORDINARY PRUDENT DRIVER HAVE DONE THAT, IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES?*

MR SCOTT SAID THERE WERE TOO MANY SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENTS AND A LOT OF DISCOURTEOUS DRIVING IN HONG KONG, WHICH ADMITTEDLY WAS A VERY PRESSURED SOCIETY.

+BUT WHATEVER THE PRESSURES, THEY DO NOT REMOVE THE DUTY OF ALL DRIVERS TO DRIVE PRUDENTLY AND SENSIBLY, AND THIS MUST APPLY TO DRIVERS OF ALL SORTS, TO PROFESSIONALS AS MUCH AS TO WEEKEND DRIVERS AND COMMUTERS,* HE SAID. +DEATH IS INDEED NO RESPECTER CF PERSONS, BUT IT IS THE DUTY OF ALL OF US WHO USE THE ROADS TO SEE THAT NEITHER DEATH, NOR INJURY, NOR CAUSING FEAR AMONG OTHERS USING THE ROADS IS THE RESULT OF OUR DRIVING.*

MR SCOTT CONCLUDED BY SAYING THAT THE INTENTION OF THE LEGISLATION WAS TO ENCOURAGE AND ENFORCE SAFETY ON OUR ROADS, AND THAT THE SENSIBLE, PRUDENT DRIVER WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM THE BILL.

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HONG KONG REPLIES TO EEC THREAT * * * *

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR JUSTIN YUE CHARACTERISED THE STATEMENT MADE YESTERDAY BY MR THE EEC’S CHIEF TEXTILE NEGOTIATOR, AS UNHELPFUL NEGOTIATIONS FOR NEW BILATERAL AGREEMENTS.

TODAY (THURSDAY) HORST KRENZLER, IN THE ON-GOING

IN A PRESS INTERVIEW, MR KRENZLER THREATENED TO IMPOSE UNILATERAL ACTION ON IMPORTS OF TEXTILES FROM THOSE SUPPLIERS WHO CHOSE TO BAULK AT THE EEC'S DEMAND FOR QUOTA CUTBACKS.

♦THE EEC IS RESORTING TO THE SAME TACTICS THAT IT USED IN 1977. SUCH TACTICS WILL ONLY SERVE TO HARDEN ATTITUDES ON BOTH SIDES WHEN WE RESUME NEGOTIATIONS IN SEPTEMBER,♦ MR YUE SAID.

MR YUE ALSO QUESTIONED THE BASIS FOR MR KRENZLER’S ASSERTION THAT THE EEC CAN LEGALLY IMPOSE IMPORT QUOTAS AGAINST THE 13 NATIONS WHICH MR KRENZLER NAMED.

+1 DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT PROVISION OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE MR KRENZLER IS REFERRING TO WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT THE ECONOMIC HARDSHIP CLAUSE. WHAT I DO UNDERSTAND IS THAT ARTICLE XIII OF THE GATT REQUIRIES ALL IMPORT RESTRICTIONS TO BE NON-DI SCR(MINATORY, AND APPLIED ACROSS THE BOARD INSTEAD OF TO A SELECTED FEW,+ HE SAID.

ARTICLE XIII: 1 OF THE GATT STIPULATES SPECIFICALLY THAT

♦NO PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTION SHALL BE APPLIED BY ANY

CONTRACTING PARTY ON THE IMPORTATION OF ANY PRODUCT OF THE TERRITORY CF ANY OTHER CONTRACTING PARTY, UNLESS THE IMPORTATION OF THE LIKE PRODUCT OF ALL THIRD COUNTRIES IS SIMILARLY PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED+. THIS MEANS THAT IF UNILATERAL IMPORT QUOTAS ARE IMPOSED AGAINST HONG KONG AND A FEW OTHER SUPPLIES ONLY, THE EEC WOULD BE ACTING IN CONTRAVENTION OF THIS PROVISION OF THE GATT.

♦SUCH AN ACTION WOULD UNDERMINE THE VERY BASIS OF THE GATT, AND SHOULD BE ROUNDLY CONDEMNED BY ALL THOSE CONCERNED WITH THE °ROMOTION AND PRESERVATION OF THE RULES GOVERNING INTERNATIONAL TRADE,♦ MR YUE ADDED.

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FINAL REGISTER OF

ELECTORS AVAILABLE * * *

MORE THAN 700 000 VOTERS WILL URBAN AREA DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS

BE ABLE TO VOTE IN THE COMING

IN SEPTEMBER.

THE FIGURE IS CONTAINED IN THE FINAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS, WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION, ACCORDING TO A GOVERNMENT GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY PUBLISHED TODAY (THURSDAY).

-■THE FINAL REGISTER INCLUDES THE REGISTERED PARTICULARS OF 706 833 VOTERS IN THE URBAN AREA AND 196 744 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES,* THE REGISTRATION OFFICER, MR GEORGE HO SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE FINAL FIGURE FOR THE URBAN AREA WAS OBTAINED AFTER DELETING DOUBLE REGISTRATION IN THE PROVISIONAL REGISTER PUBLISHED IN JUNE.

THE FINAL REGISTER CAN BE INSPECTED DURING OFFICE HOURS AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICES s

* REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE, 18TH FLOOR, NEW MERCURY HOUSE, 22 FENWICK STREET, HONG KONG;

* CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS, 5TH FLOOR, HK HOUSING AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, 101 PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, KOWLOON;

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OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, 9TH FLOOR, INTERNATIONAL BUILDING, 141 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

AT tJNo£?°’I'?NA RELEVANT PARTS OF THE REGISTER WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE RESPECTIVE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND NT DISTRICT OFFICES.

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NEARLY 250 000 IN SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE SCHEME * * * *

NEARLY $12 MILLION WAS SPENT IN THE 1981-82 FISCAL YEAR BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN PROVIDING MEDICAL SERVICES TO SCHOOL CHILDREN, IT IS STATED IN THE SESSIONAL REPORT OF THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE BOARD.

AT A COST OF 855 A YEAR FOR EACH PUPIL — WITH $50 PAID BY THE GOVERNMENT AND $5 BY THE CHILD — ABOUT 245 000 CHILDREN WERE COVERED BY THE SCHEME DURING THE YEAR, WHICH WORKED OUT AT ALMOST ONE CHILD IN EVERY THREE ELIGIBLE CHILDREN ATTENDING PRIMARY CLASSES AND UP TO FORM THREE.

DOCTORS WHO APPLY TO JOIN THE SCHEME PROVIDE THEIR SERVICES IN THEIR OFFICES DURING NORMAL CONSULTATION HOURS. HOWEVER, THEY HAVE THE DISCRETION TO ISSUE PRESCRIPTIONS TO BE FILLED AT A PHARMACY, WITH THE COST TO BE BORNE BY THE PATIENT.

ESTABLISHED IN 1964, WHEN THE SCHOOL MEDICAL SERVICE BOARD WAS CONSTITUTED AS A STATUTORY BODY, THE SCHEME NOW EMBRACES 852 SCHOOLS, REPRESENTING 70 PER CENT OF ALL ELIGIBLE SCHOOLS, AND HAS 232 DOCTORS TAKING PART.

THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL PLAYS THE KEY ROLE IN THE SCHEME, THE REPORT POINTS OUT, AS HE OR SHE IS ASKED TO MAKE KNOWN ITS EXISTENCE, CHOOSE A DOCTOR FOR THE SCHOOL AND REQUEST AN INITIAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPATION CARDS, EACH OF WHICH WILL BEAR THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR CHOSEN.

THE SCHOOL-BASED SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC RED I CAL TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN, AND PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY. DURING THE YEAR, IT GREW BY 18 PER CENT OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR, AND PROVIDED SOME 600 000 CONSULTATIONS AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS. ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHEME COST $561 000, COMPARED WITH $416 000 FOR THE YEAR BEFORE. DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY TRACT AND DENTAL CARIES REMAIN THE MOST COMMON AILMENT AMONG THE CHILDREN, ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF WHOM ARE IN THE 6-12 AGE GROUP.

THE SCHEME IS NOT TIED TO THE ACADEMIC YEAR, BUT ALLOWS THE PUPILS TO ENROL AT ANY TIME. THUS THE CHILD IS ABLE TO VISIT THE DOCTOR CHOSEN BY THE SCHOOL ONCE THE CHILD OBTAINS A PARTICIPATION CARD, AND THEREAFTER DURING THE 12 MONTHS THE CARD IS VALID.

EFFORT IS CONSTANTLY BEING MADE TO MAKE THE SCHEME MORE WIDELY KNOWN, AND AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH ACADEMIC YEAR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT URGES ALL SCHOOL PRINCIPALS TO BRING THE SCHEME TO THE ATTENTION OF PUPILS AND TO ASSIST IN THEIR ENROLMENT.

WITH SCHOOLS ACTING AS THE MAIN CHANNEL OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHEME, THE BOARD IS REASONABLY SATISFIED THAT WITHIN ITS RESOURCES THE SERVICE IS ADEQUATELY PUBLICISED, ALTHOUGH LOW-KEY, THE REPORT STATES.

SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES IS CHAIRMAN AND DR HARRY FANG VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SCHEME, WHICH HAS ITS ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG.

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ANT I-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT ON SUNDAY

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THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AND RADIO 2 OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WILL JOINTLY PRESENT AN ANTI-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT AT REPULSE BAY THIS SUNDAY (AUGUST 8).

PERFORMING IN THE CONCERT WILL BE SEVERAL TOP SINGERS INCLUDING ROMAN TAM, TERESA CHEUNG AND ALBERT AU. THE CONCERT, WHICH WILL BE BROADCAST +LIVE+ ON RADIO 2, IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS OF BEACH-GOERS.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (THURSDAY) AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, MR C.M. LEUNG, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY (NARCOTICS), SAID THE FUNCTION IS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS IN PREVENTING DRUG ABUSE THROUGH EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY.

MR LEUNG SAID ABOUT 90 PER CENT OF THE PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY PROGRAMMES THIS YEAR ARE AIMED AT YOUTHS AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 24. THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THIS AGE GROUP TAKING DRUGS HAS CONTINUED TO INCREASE IN THE FIRST QUARTER CF THIS YEAR COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

THESE PROGRAMMES INCLUDE POSTERS AND TELEVISION ANNOUNCEMENTS, SPORTING EVENTS, SCHOOL TALKS, SEMINARS AND TRAINING CAMPS FOR YOUTH AND A VARIETY OF COMPETITIVE ACTIVITIES.

♦THE BEACH CONCERT IS ONE OF THESE ACTIVITIES.

♦EACH YEAR, THE ACAN AND RTHK JOINTLY ORGANISE A NUMBER OF EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT FUNCTIONS ON DRUG PREVENTION.

♦LAST YEAR, FOR EXAMPLE, WE ORGANISED A SINGING COMPETITION, FOLLOWED BY A WINNERS’ CONCERT, A FOLK CONCERT AND A MUSICAL DRAMA,♦ HE SAID.

♦SUCH ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE PUBLICITY TOOLS, PARTICULARLY FOR CONVEYING MESSAGES TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE, AND IT IS WITH THIS IN MIND THAT THE CONCERT IS PRESENTED,♦ HE EXPLAINED.

MISS M.Y. CHEUNG, ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING. SAID RTHK SUPPORTED SUCH FUNCTIONS BECAUSE THE DRUG ABUSE IS A CONSTANT THREAT TO OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

♦IT IS IMPORTANT, THEREFORE, THAT THE RIGHT KIND OF MEDIUM IS CHOSEN TO REACH OUT TO THEM. MUSIC AND RADIO ARE THE ANSWER,+ SHE SAID.

THE BEACH CONCERT WILL START AT 3 PM AFTER AN OPENING CEREMONY. OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL INCLUDE SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES, CHAIRMAN OF ACAN; MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, CHAIRMAN OF URBAN COUNCIL; MR ROY HENRY, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE; MR PETER LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS; MR KARL STUMPF, CHAIRMAN OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE; AND MR HAROLD KWOK, ACTING DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING.

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EIGHT MILLION VISITS TO COUNTRY PARKS

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PEOPLE IN HONG KONG MADE MORE THAN EIGHT MILLION VISITS TO THE VARIOUS COUNTRY PARKS LAST YEAR.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE ACTING SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (COUNTRYSIDE) OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR JOHN HEYWOOD.

ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG SOUTH, MR HEYWOOD REPORTED THAT THE COUNTRY PARKS WERE MANAGED BY ABOUT 1 500 STAFF OPERATING FROM 27 MANAGEMENT CENTRES.

HE NOTED THAT THIS MEANT THERE WAS ONE STAFF MEMBER FOR EVERY 28 HECTARES OF COUNTRY PARK LAND, OR ONE MAN FOR EVERY 5 400 VISITORS A YEAR.

LAST YEAR, THE STAFF DISPOSED OF 2 800 TONNES OF LITTER LEFT BEHIND BY VISITORS AND PLANTED 250 000 TREES IN THE PARKS.

♦COUNTRYSIDE LEFT ALONE WITHOUT MANAGEMENT DOES NOT REMAIN THE SAME. IT GOES THROUGH ITS OWN SERIES OF CHANGES, SOME BENEFICIAL, SOME NOT,+ MR HEYWOOD SAID.

HE REPORTED THAT THE FIRST COUNTRY PARK RANGER POST ESTABLISHED LAST SEPTEMBER IN THE SAI KUNG PENINSULA COUNTRY PARK HAD DEALT WITH MORE THAN 16 000 ENQUIRIES FROM VISITORS.

MR HEYWOOD DISCLOSED THAT A VISITOR CENTRE WOULD BE BUILT IN THIS PARK SPECIFICALLY TO HANDLE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SO THAT THE RANGER POST MIGHT DEVOTE ITS FULL ATTENTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, AS WELL AS EDUCATIONAL AND GUIDE DUTIES.

THE NEW VISITOR CENTRE, SIMILAR TO THOSE AT THE COUNTRY PARKS IN ABERDEEN AND PAT SIN LENG, WILL BE COMPLETED IN TWO YEARS.

MR HEYWOOD NOTED THAT THE STAFF FOR RANGER SERVICES, WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS A ♦KEY PART OF THE COUNTRY PARK SCHEME+, WOULD BE EXPANDED TO 230 PEOPLE.

HE ALSO DISCLOSED THAT SOME OF THE EARLY PICNIC SITES WERE BEING RE-DESIGNED WITH BETTER PAVED PATHS, BETTER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, AND BETTER PROTECTION FOR PLANTS.

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WATER CUT IN KWUN TONG XXX

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME AREAS IN KWUN TONG WILL BE TURNED CFF FOR SIX HOURS FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 8) FOR WATER MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE YAU TONG DISTRICT AND PREMISES ALONG LEI YUE MUN ROAD AND CHA KWO LING ROAD.

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ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT BECOMES AUTONOMOUS * * * *

THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO AN AUTONOMOUS DEPARTMENT. IT WILL NOW BE KNOWN AS THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE MOVE CAME FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE RE-ORGANISATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT ON APRIL 1.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES, NR GRAHAM OSBORNE, SAID THAT THE CHANGE WAS NECESSARY AS THE E AND M OFFICE HAD GROWN BOTH IN SIZE AND RESPONSIBILITY OVER THE RECENT YEARS.

HE SAID THE NEW DEPARTMENT, COMPRISING THE WORKS AND SERVICES BRANCH, THE PROJECTS AND DEVELOPMENT BRANCH AND THE GAS ADVISORS OFFICE, HAD A STRENGTH OF OVER 6 500 ENGINEERS AND TECHNICAL STAFF, OPERATING FROM OVER 100 LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

POLICY MATTERS OF THE NEW DEPARTMENT LIKE THOSE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, LANDS DEPARTMENT, NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, ARE HANDLED BY THE LANDS AND WORKS BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN MID-LEVELS M * * *

STARTING THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 7), A SECTION OF CAINE ROAD BETWEEN CASTLE ROAD AND OLD BAILEY STREET IN THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES FROM 12 NOON TO 7 AM FOR ROAD WORKS.

THIS ARRANGEMENT WILL LAST FOR NINE DAYS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON CAINE ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SEYMOUR ROAD AND ROBINSON ROAD OR VIA ABERDEEN STREET.

VEHICLES FROM ELGIN STREET WILL HAVE TO TURN LEFT INTO OLD BAILEY STREET.

AT THE SAME TIME, CASTLE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC (EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES) AT ITS JUNCTION WITH CAINE ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TAC CONSIDERS PROPOSALS FOR BETTER TRANSPORT SERVICES ...... 1

EMPLOYEES' COMPENSATION AMENDMENT BILL PUBLISHED ........... 2

1*7 CANDIDATES SUBMIT NOMINATION FORMS FOR DB ELECTIONS .... 6

NEW STREET THEATRE ......................................... 7

FEES FOR CHINA ROAD PERMITS ................................ 8

BIG MAINS WATER PROJECT FOR LAMMA ISLAND ................... 9

THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND OFFERED FOR SALE................... 10

SUMMER PROGRAMME ATTRACTS 400 TUEN MUN CHILDREN ............ 10

COURSES FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL TRAINERS ............. 11

REVISED FEES FOR NATURALISATION .......................... 12

HIGH STANDARD A MUST FOR FIREMEN ........................... 12

NEW PREMISES FOR REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICE AT QUEENSWAY 1J

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WANG TAU HOM EAST ROAD ................ 13

FRIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1962

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TAC CONSIDERS PROPOSALS FOR BETTER TRANSPORT SERVICES *****

THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TODAY CONSIDERED A NUMBER CF PROPOSALS FOR THE LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES AND FOR BETTER USAGE OF EXISTING ROAD AND TRANSPORT FACILITIES.

THE COMMITTEE NOTED A SITUATION PAPER ON A REQUEST TO EXTEND THE OPERATIONAL BOUNDARIES OF NEW TERRITORIES TAXIS, AND NOTED THAT THE NECESSARY SURVEYS ARE CONTINUING.

AMONG OTHER MATTERS MEMBERS DISCUSSED TODAY WAS A REPORT ON THE OPERATIONS OF THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY. THEIR VIEW, TOGETHER WITH THEIR EARLIER VIEW OF THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY REPORT, WILL NOW BE SUBMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

ON THE PROBLEM OF ABANDONED CARS, A PAPER WAS TABLED REVEALING THAT AT THE END OF APRIL THIS YEAR, THERE WERE SOME 4 400 SUCH VEHICLES IN POLICE POUNDS, ON PUBLIC ROADS, CROWN LAND SITES OR PRIVATE PROPERTY. INDICATIONS ARE THAT THIS NUMBER IS BEING INCREASED BY 350 EACH MONTH RECENTLY, PROBABLY AS A RESULT OF COMPULSORY SAFETY CHECKS ON OLDER CARS AND INCREASED LICENCE FEES. THE COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER THIS PAPER IN DETAIL AT ITS NEXT MEETING.

THE PROBLEM IS BEING TACKLED ON SEVERAL FRONTS. THE OPERATOR CONTRACTED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO CRUSH SCRAP CARS HAS BEEN ALLOCATED A LARGER SITE TO EXPAND HIS STORAGE AREA. THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CONTRACTOR HAVE ALSO AGREED TO CRUSH UP TO 1 260 CARS A MONTH INSTEAD OF THE PREVIOUS AVERAGE OF 880 VEHICLES A YEAR.

THE PROCESSING OF VEHICLES ABANDONED ON PUBLIC ROADS WILL BE STREAMLINED AND THIS INCLUDES A PROPOSAL TO REDUCE THE IMPOUNDING PERIOD BEFORE A CAR CAN BE AUCTIONED, FROM ONE MONTH TO 14 DAYS.

CONSIDERATION IS ALSO BEING GIVEN TO OTHER MEASURES, SUCH AS INTRODUCING PENALTIES TO DETER OWNERS FROM ABANDONING THEIR CARS INDISCRIMINATELY, AND TRANSFERRING THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR REMOVING ABANDONED CARS FROM THE POLICE TO THE URBAN SERVICES AND NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.

AN INFORMATION PAPER ON A CONSULTANCY ON THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY, EXPECTED TO BEGIN SOON, WILL HELP THE GOVERNMENT TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ECONOMICS AND TRANSPORT ASPECTS OF GOODS VEHICLE OPERATIONS WHICH WILL BE USED AS THE BASIS OF GOVERNMENT’S FUTURE POLICY ON GOODS VEHICLES.

THE CONSULTANTS WILL BE ASKED TO ANALYSE AND REPORT ON THE GENERAL STRUCTURE AND ECONOMICS OF THE INDUSTRY, ITS ROLE IN THE ECONOMY, THE EFFICIENCY WITH WHICH IT PLAYS THIS ROLE, THE PROBLEMS IT FACES. ITS LIKELY FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND THE COSTS ITS OPERATIONS IMPOSE ON THE GENERAL COMMUNITY.

THE OUT-GOING CHAIRMAN OF THE TAC, MR T.S. LO SAID FAREWELL TO MEMBERS WHO THANKED HIM FOR HIS LEADERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.

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EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION AMENDMENT BILL PUBLISHED M * * * * *

AN AMENDMENT BILL, WHICH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, INTRODUCES REVISED PROVISIONS FOR COMPULSORY INSURANCE FOR EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION AND DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF WORK INJURIES AND SEEKS TO IMPROVE PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYEES INJURED AT WORK, WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1982 ALSO SEEKS TO IMPROVE PROCEDURES FOR THE RECOVERY OF COMPENSATION, TO ENHANCE THE ENFORCEMENT OF AN EMPLOYER’S OBLIGATIONS, AND TO CLARIFY VARIOUS UNCERTAINTIES OR AMBIGUITIES IN THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE.

THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN OCTOBER.

MAJOR AMENDMENTS INTRODUCED BY THE BILL ARE AS FOLLOWSt

COMPULSORY INSURANCE

THE BILL REQUIRES AN EMPLOYER TO BE INSURED IN RESPECT OF ALL HIS EMPLOYEES FOR THE FULL AMOUNT OF HIS LIABILITY FOR BOTH COMPENSATION AND DAMAGES IN THE CASE OF AN ACCIDENT AT WORK.

IN THE PLACE OF INSURANCE, AN EMPLOYER MAY OBTAIN A GUARANTEE BY A BANK TO COVER THE FULL AMOUNT OF HIS LIABILITY HE IS REQUIRED TO BE INSURED. IF HE OPTS FOR A BANK GUARANTEE HE MUST DEPOSIT A COPY OF THE GUARANTEE WITH THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR.

AN EMPLOYER WHO EMPLOYS ANYONE WITHOUT AN INSURANCE POLICY CR A BANK GUARANTEE IS LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF $50 000 IN FINE AND TWO YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT.

AN EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO DISPLAY IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE ON HIS PREMISES A NOTICE CONTAINING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING HIS INSURANCE POLICY!

* THE NAME OF THE EMPLOYER;

* THE NAME OF THE INSURER;

* THE POLICY NUMBER?

N THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES INSURED; AND

* THE EXTENT OF THE LIABILITY INSURED.

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THE PENALTY FOR FAILING TO DO SO IS A FINE OF |1O 000.

THE BILL EMPOWERS THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR TO REQUIRE AN EMPLOYER, BY WRITTEN NOTICE, TO PRODUCE HIS INSURANCE POLICY OR OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS RELATING TO HIS EMPLOYEES.

THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH A NOTICE RELATING TO AN INSURANCE POLICY IS A MAXIMUM FINE OF 150 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS.

THE BILL FURTHER EMPOWERS THE COMMISSIONER OR ANY OFFICER AUTHORISED BY HIM TO ENTER AND INSPECT ANY PREMISES, OTHER THAN DOMESTIC PREMISES, AND TO REQUIRE AN EMPLOYER TO PRODUCE ANY RELEVANT RECORDS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS FOR INSPECTION.

THE BILL DECLARES VOID ANY CONDITION IN AN INSURANCE POLICY SEEKING TO EXEMPT THE INSURER FROM HONOURING HIS OBLIGATIONS l€RELY BECAUSE OF THE INSURED’S FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS.

IT ALSO GIVES THE INJURED EMPLOYEE THE RIGHT TO PROCEED DIRECTLY AGAINST HIS EMPLOYER’S INSURER TO RECOVER ANY COMPENSATION OR DAMAGES.

A TWO-TIER EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ASSESSMENT BOARD

THE BILL PROVIDES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TWO-TIER EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION BOARD, CONSISTING OF AN ORDINARY ASSESSMENT BOARD AND A SPECIAL ASSESSMENT BOARD, TO IMPROVE THE EXISTING MACHINERY FOR ASSESSMENT OF COMPENSATION.

ALL CLAIMS LIKELY TO INVOLVE PERMANENT INCAPACITY WILL BE REFERRED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO THE ORDINARY ASSESSMENT BOARD, WHICH WILL, IN MOST CASES, PROCEED TO ASSESS THE PERCENTAGE OF LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SCALES LAID DOWN IN THE FIRST SCHEDULE.

HOWEVER, WHERE THE BOARD CONSIDERS THAT SPECIAL ATTENTION HAS TO BE GIVEN TO SUCH FACTORS AS THE EMPLOYEE’S OCCUPATION, QUALIFICATIONS, PREVIOUS TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE, IT WILL REFER THE CLAIM TO THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT BOARD, WHICH WILL ASSESS THE ACTUAL LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY BY TAKING THESE FACTORS INTO CONSIDERATION.

THE TWO BOARDS ARE GIVEN STATUTORY RECOGNITION AND EMPOWERED TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF ASSESSMENT, SPECIFYING THE PERCENTAGE GF LOSS OF EARNING CAPACITY.

MEMBERS OF THE TWO BOARDS ARE TO BE APPOINTED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR.

THE ORDINARY ASSESSMENT BOARD WILL CONSIST OF TWO MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS/REGISTERED DENTISTS AND A LABOUR OFFICER, WHILE THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT BOARD WILL COMPRISE A SPECIALIST OCCUPATIONAL ICALTH OFFICER AND TWO LABOUR OFFICERS, ASSISTED, IF NECESSARY, BY UP TO TWO ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY MEMBERS QUALIFIED TO GIVE EXPERT ADVICE ON ANY MATTER RELATING TO A CLAIM.

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THE BILL ALSO PROVIDES FOR A REVIEW BY EACH BOARD OF ITS OWN ASSESSMENT WHEN AN OBJECTION IS LODGED BY AN EMPLOYER OR AN INJURED EMPLOYEE. IF THE EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYEE STILL FEELS AGGRIEVED BY THE RESULT OF THE REVIEW, HE MAY APPEAL TO THE DISTRICT COURT.

THE ORDINARY ASSESSMENT BOARD MAY, ON REVIEW, REFER A CLAIM TO THE SPECIAL ASSESSMENT BOARD.

EXPEDITING THE PROCESSING OF COMPENSATION CASES

THE BILL INTRODUCES A SIMPLER AND QUICKER PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMS IN RESPECT OF MINOR INJURY INVOLVING TEMPORARY INCAPACITY CF NOT MORE THAN 14 DAYS. FOR MORE SERIOUS CASES INVOLVING PERMANENT INCAPACITY OR TEMPORARY INCAPACITY OF OVER 14 DAYS, THE EXISTING PROCEDURE OF SETTLEMENT BY AGREEMENT WILL STILL APPLY.

IT EMPOWERS THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE TO THE INJURED EMPLOYEE AND THE EMPLOYER, STATING THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION AND THE PARTICULARS OF ASSESSMENT. THE AMOUNT DUE WILL HAVE TO BE PAID WITHIN 21 DAYS AFTER THE ISSUE OF THE CERTIFICATE, OTHERWISE A SURCHARGE IS PAYABLE.

ANY OBJECTION TO THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION ASSESSED SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING TO THE COMMISSIONER WITHIN 14 DAYS AFTER THE ISSUE OF THE CERTIFICATE.

THE BILL ALSO SEEKS TO IMPROVE THE PROCEDURE FOR SETTLEMENT BY AGREEMENT BY IMPOSING MORE SPECIFIC OBLIGATIONS ON THE EMPLOYER AND BY IMPROVING BOTH THE PROCESS OF MAKING AN AGREEMENT AND ITS ENFORCEABILITY. FOR EXAMPLE, AN EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITHIN 21 DAYS AFTER THE RELEVANT DATE NOTIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER, AND TO SUBMIT AN AGREEMENT TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR APPROVAL WITHIN THREE DAYS AFTER IT WAS CONCLUDED WITH THE EMPLOYEE.

WIDENING SCOPE OF APPLICATION OF EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE

THE BILL PROVIDES THAT COMPENSATION IS PAYABLE TO EMPLOYEES INJURED WHILE TRAVELLING TO AND FROM THEIR WORKPLACES BY TRANSPORT PROVIDED OR ARRANGED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS.

THE BILL ALSO PROVIDES THAT WHERE, AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, AN INSURANCE POLICY IS IN FORCE IN RESPECT OF A FAMILY MEMBER, THE ORDINANCE WILL APPLY TO HIM AS IF HE WERE AN EMPLOYEE WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ORDINANCE.

IT FURTHER PROVIDES THAT AN EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO PAY FOR THE COSTS OF PROSTHESES OR SURGICAL APPLIANCES WHEN SUCH ITEMS ARE REQUIRED AS A RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER INJURIES HAVE RESULTED IN ANY PERMANENT INCAPACITY OR TEMPORARY INCAPACITY. A TYPICAL CASE IN THIS SITUATION IS AN EMPLOYEE WHO BREAKS HIS TOOTH IN AN ACCIDENT AT WORK.

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LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF EMPLOYEES EMPLOYED BY SUB-CONTRACTORS

THE BILL DEFINES A *SUB-CONTRACTOR+ TO INCLUDE A SECOND OR THIRD LEVEL SUB-CONTRACTOR.

THE TERM ♦PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR* IS ALSO INTRODUCED TO REPLACE THE TERM +PRINCIPAL+. IN THIS WAY, AN INJURED EMPLOYEE CAN MAKE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION AGAINST EITHER HIS IMMEDIATE EMPLOYER (THE +SUB-CONTRACTOR*) OR THE +PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR* AT THE TOP CF THE CONTRACTING HIERARCHY.

THE BILL ALSO REMOVES CURRENT RESTRICTION OF LIABILITY TO ACCIDENTS OCCURRING ON THE PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR’S WORK SITE OR PREMISES UNDER HIS CONTROL.

OTHER IMPROVED PROTECTION FOR EMPLOYEES INJURED AT WORK

THE BILL INTRODUCES, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING AN INJURED EMPLOYEE’S MONTHLY EARNINGS, AN OPTION BETWEEN (1) THE EARNINGS FOR THE MONTH IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF ACCIDENT AND (2) THE AVERAGE MONTHLY EARNINGS FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS.

IT ALSO RAISES THE MINIMUM MONTHLY EARNINGS OF AN INJURED EMPLOYEE FROM $100 TO 8600 FOR THE PURPOSE OF CALCULATING COMPENSATION.

AN EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO GRANT LEAVE WITH PAY TO AN EMPLOYEE FOR ATTENDING MEDICAL EXAMINATION OR ASSESSMENT OR VISITING THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN CONNECTION WITH AN AGREEMENT ON COMPENSATION. AN EMPLOYER WHO FAILS TO DO SO IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF $5 000.

FAILURE OF AN EMPLOYER TO PAY THE INJURED EMPLOYEE PERIODICAL PAYMENTS WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF THE NORMAL PAY DAY WILL BE AN OFFENCE AND LIABLE TO A FINE OF 85 000.

WITHIN A PERIOD OF 21 DAYS AFTER THE COMMISSIONER HAS ISSUED A CERTIFICATE OF ASSESSMENT OR APPROVED AN AGREEMENT, THE EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO PAY THE SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION TO THE EMPLOYEE. IF THE EMPLOYER FAILS TO PAY WITHOUT REASONABLE EXCUSE HE WILL HAVE TO PAY THE EMPLOYEE A SURCHARGE OF FIVE PER CENT OF THE AMOUNT UNPAID OR 8100, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. UPON THE EXPIRY CF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE PAYMENT PERIOD, A FURTHER SURCHARGE OF 10 PER CENT OF THE AMOUNT DUE OR 8200, WHICHEVER IS THE GREATER, WILL BE PAYABLE.

THE BILL ALSO PROVIDES THAT THE COURT MAY ORDER THAT INTEREST BE CHARGED ON ANY PART OF THE COMPENSATION FOR A PARTICULAR PERIOD OF TIME.

THE BILL INCREASES FROM 82 000 TO 85 000 THE PENALTY IMPOSED ON AN EMPLOYER WHO DEDUCTS INSURANCE PREMIUMS FROM THE EARNINGS CF HIS EMPLOYEES, AND PROVIDES FOR REPAYMENT OF ANY SUM DEDUCTED.

WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, AN EMPLOYER MAY NOT TERMINATE OR GIVE NOTICE TO TERMINATE THE CONTRACT OF SERVICE OF AN EMPLOYEE BEFORE HE RECOVERS FROM INJURIES RECEIVED DURING AN ACCIDENT ARISING OUT OF AND IN THE COURSE OF HIS EMPLOYMENT- OTHERWISE HE IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF $5 000.

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REVISED DEFINITION OF ♦COMPENSATION*

THE BILL HAS EXPANDED THE DEFINITION TO EMBRACE ALL THE BENEFITS UNDER THE ORDINANCE, NAMELY,

* COMPENSATION FOR DEATH, PERMANENT TOTAL AND PARTIAL INCAPACITY AND TEMPORARY INCAPACITY;

* COMPENSATION FOR CONSTANT ATTENTION, BURIAL EXPENSES AND MEDICAL EXPENSES;

* WAGES OR SALARIES FOR ABSENCE FROM WORK ;

* COSTS OF SUPPLYING, FITTING, REPAIR AND RENEWAL OF PROSTHESES AND SURGICAL APPLIANCES; AND

* ANY SURCHARGE OR INTEREST PAYABLE UNDER THE PRINCIPAL ORDINANCE.

THE REVISED DEFINITION WILL HELP TO STREAMLINE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ORDINANCE.

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47 CANDIDATES SUBMIT NOMINATION FORMS FOR DB ELECTIONS *****

FORTY-SEVEN CANDIDATES, INCLUDING FOUR WOMEN, CAME FORWARD TODAY - THE OPENING DAY OF NOMINATION - TO STAND FOR NEXT MONTH’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

DESCRIBING THIS AS +A VERY ENCOURAGING RESPONSE* _ ------------------------- .... ... GRAHAM BARNES

SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR TO OTHER POTENTIAL CANDIDATES TO SUBMIT

THE REGIONAL APPEALED

THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS

EARLY.

A CANDIDATE CAN START CAMPAIGNING ACTIVITIES AS SOON AS HE HAS SUBMITTED HIS NOMINATION AND IT IS ADVISABLE TO ’ACT QUICKLY’,♦ HE SAID.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE WHO CARE ABOUT THE WELFARE OF THEIR DISTRICTS TO STAND FOR THE ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 23.+

THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION IS AUGUST 31, WHEN ABOUT 2OO CANDIDATES ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE ELECTIONS.

THEY WILL CONTEST FOR 76 SEATS - ONE IN EACH OF THE 76 CONSTITUENCIES IN THE 10 URBAN DISTRICTS.

MORE THAN 700 000 VOTERS HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE COMING FIRST URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

NEW STREET THEATRE * * * *

ONE OF THE BUSIEST ENTERTAINMENT STAGES IN HONG KONG HAS THE JI-x I OUS DISTINCTION OF MOVING HOUSE AFTER EVERY PERFORMANCE SC' "HAT IT CAN ALMOST NEVER BE FOUND IN THE SAME PLACE TWO NIGHTS RUNNING.

GOVERNMENT’S ONLY AUTHENTIC TRAVELLING ROADSHOW, THE GIS STREET THEATRE, HAS MOUNTED SOME 1 500 PRESENTATIONS SINCE IT FIRST CAME INTO BEING EIGHT YEARS AGO.

AND THE VENERABLE THREE-TON LORRY THAT HAS COVERED THOUSANDS OF MILES TO MAKE THESE PERFORMANCES POSSIBLE IS AT LAST GOING INTO RETIREMENT WITH THE OFFICIAL INAUGURATION ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 8) OF ITS SPECIALLY DESIGNED AND EQUIPPED SUCCESSOR.

SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1974, THE GIS STREET THEATRE HAS BEEN SEEN BY WELL OVER A MILLION PEOPLE. ITS PERFORMANCES HAVE INCLUDED VARIETY ACTS, DRAMAS, PUPPET SHOWS, SINGERS, DANCERS, LION DANCES, MAGICIANS AND ACROBATIC SHOWS. IT HAS PROVIDED ENTERTAINMENT AT CROWDED WEEK-END BEACHES, DENSELY POPULATED HOUSING ESTATES AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

UNDERLYING THE ENTERTAINMENT THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN EQUALLY VARIED RANGE OF MESSAGES OF PUBLIC INTEREST. THESE DIVERSE THEMES HAVE COVERED TOPICS FROM INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TO CRIME PREVENTION, FROM ANTl-NARCOTICS TO FIRE PREVENTION, AND FROM ROAD SAFETY TO THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, NOT FORGETTING THOSE FAMILIAR REMINDERS TO KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN. THE MESSAGES HAVE BEEN UNOBTRUSIVE AND HAVE PROVED EFFECTIVE.

THE AUDIENCE, THROUGH BEING INVOLVED, HAVE RESPONDED WELL TO THE DIRECT AND RELAXED APPROACH WHICH USES THE MEDIUM OF ENTERTAINMENT TO SUPPORT GOVERNMENT’S CAMPAIGN THEMES.

TO CELEBRATE THE COMMISSIONING OF THE THEATRE’S NEW THREE-TON VEHICLE. A SPECIAL INAUGURAL PERFORMANCE WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES ON SUNDAY IN THE CHATER ROAD DEDESTRIAN PRECINCT IN CENTRAL, BEGINNING AT TWO O’CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON.

MR R.S. SUN, DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY WHICH WILL TAKE THE STREET THEATRE INTO A NEW ERA.

THE ENTERTAINMENT-PACKED SHOW PROMOTING GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGNS WILL INCLUDE A PERFORMANCE BY THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE SECOND BATTALION SEVENTH DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES, SOUTHERN AND NORTHERN LION DANCES, A MODERN DANCE PERFORMED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, MAGICIANS AND ACROBATIC DISPLAYS.

MUSIC WILL BE FROM THE LOCAL GROUP *THE INNERSOUND*, AND SINGERS, INCLUDING MR Li LUNG-KAI, MR BOBBY CHAN AND MISS LIU SIU-SHUEN, WILL ALSO ENTERTAIN THE PUBLIC.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO INAUGURATION OF THE NEW GIS STREET THEATRE AT 2 IN CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT IN CENTRAL.

COVER THE PM ON SUNDAY

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FEES FOR CHINA ROAD PERMITS * * *

REGULATIONS ARE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY PERMITTING THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE A CHARGE FOR THE ISSUE OF CLOSED ROAD PERMITS TO VEHICLES INTENDING TO ENTER CHINA THROUGH THE MAN KAM TO CONTROL POINT.

PERMITS ARE NORMALLY ISSUED FOR SIX MONTHS, AND THE CHARGE FOR SUCH A PERIOD IS $210 FOR PRIVATE CARS AND $180 FOR GOODS VEHICLES AND OMNIBUSES. THESE CHARGES HAVE BEEN SET TO COVER THE ADMINISTRATION COSTS INCURRED BY THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT IN ISSUING THE PERMITS.

EXISTING PERMIT HOLDERS WILL ONLY BE LIABLE FOR THE CHARGES ON RENEWAL OF THEIR PERMITS.

IN THE PAST CLOSED ROAD PERMITS FOR PRIVATE CARS WISHING TO CROSS INTO CHINA HAVE BEEN ISSUED ONLY IN VERY LIMITED NUMBERS. BUT FROM THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER 1982 UP TO 100 PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED FOR A TRIAL PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS.

SUCH CLOSED ROAD PERMITS WILL NOT BE ISSUED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. IT IS INTENDED THAT THEY SHOULD FACILITATE TRAVEL BY BUSINESSMEN WITH SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENTS IN SHENZHEN, A SHORTLIST OF WHOM HAS BEEN COMPILED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN CLOSE LIAISON WITH THE SHENZHEN AUTHORITIES.

THE PROCEDURES FOR THE ISSUE OF CLOSED ROAD PERMITS WHICH DO NOT INVOLVE CROSSING THE BORDER REMAIN UNCHANGED, AND NO CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR THESE PERMITS.

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BIG MAINS WATER PROJECT FOR LAMMA ISLAND

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"ROM THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR, RESIDENTS IN THE LOW-LEVEL AREAS IN YUNG SHUE WAN AND SOK KWU WAN WILL BE RECEIVING MAINS WATER SUPPLIES, THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WONG KWOK-LAI, SAID TODAY.

HE WAS SPEAKING DURING AN INSPECTION TOUR OF A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR WATERWORKS PROJECT ON THE ISLAND.

MR WONG SAID THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PROJECT TO SUPPLY MAINS WATER TO LAMMA. PLANNING WAS UNDERWAY ON THE SECOND STAGE, HE SAID.

WORK ON THE FIRST STAGE OF THE WATERWORKS PROJECT WILL INCLUDE:

* LAYING OF A 300 MM DIAMETER SUBMARINE MAIN FROM SANDY BAY ON HONG KONG ISLAND TO PAK KOK ON LAMMA;

* LAYING OF A SECOND 300 MM DIAMETER SUBMARINE MAIN FROM WAH FU ON HONG KONG ISLAND TO PAK KOK;

* CONSTRUCTION OF A 6 OOO-CUBIC-METRE CAPACITY

SERVICE RESERVOIR NEAR YUNG SHUE WAN AND ANOTHER 250-CUBIC-METRE CAPACITY SERVICE RESERVOIR NEAR SOK KWU WAN ;

* THE LAYING OF 1 050 METRES OF ASBESTOS CEMENT AND MILD STEEL SUPPLY MAINS IN THE SANDY BAY AND WAH FU AREAS ON HONG KONG ISLAND; AND

* THE LAYING OF 10.4 KILOMETRES OF SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION MAINS ON LAMMA.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHIEF ENGINEER (CONSULTANTS MANAGEMENT) OF THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, MR GAMINI PERERA, MR WONG WENT TO PAK KOK IN THE NORTHERN PART OF LAMMA WHERE THE LANDING POINTS GF THE TWO SUBMARINE MAINS ARE LOCATED.

THE SUBMARINE MAIN FROM SANDY BAY MEASURES 3.7 KILOMETRES IN LENGTH AND THE SUBMARINE MAIN FROM WAH FU 2.1 KILOMETRES IN LENGTH

WORK ON THE TWO MAINS, COSTING A TOTAL OF $25.4 MILLION, WAS COMPLETED LAST MONTH.

THE CONTRACTOR FOR THE SUBMARINE MAIN PROJECT IS MCCONNELL DOWELL CONSTRUCTORS LIMITED.

MR WONG THEN VISITED VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION SITES IN YUNG SHUE WAN, INCLUDING THAT OF THE 6 OOO-CUBIC-METRE CAPACITY SERVICE RESERVOIR, BEING UNDERTAKEN BY ANOTHER CONTRACTOR, WAN HIN AND CO. LTD. THE CONTRACTOR IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SECOND SERVICE RESERVOIR IN SOK KWU WAN AND THE LAYING OF THE SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION MAINS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND ON LAMMA ISLAND.

COSTING A TOTAL OF $14.9 MILLION, NEW WORKS ON THE SERVICE RESERVOIRS AND SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION MAINS, WHICH STARTED IN APRIL 1981, WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE MIDDLE OF 1963.

KAMPSAX-KRUGER HONG KONG ARE THE CONSULTANT ENGINEERS FOR THE LAMMA ISLAND WATERWORKS SCHEME.

THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND OFFERED FOR SALE

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THREE LOTS OF CROWN LAND WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY AUCTION BY LANDS DEPARTMENT AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE AT 2.30 PM ON AUGUST 31.

ONE LOT MEASURING ABOUT 1 700 SQUARE METRES IN RED HILL ROAD, TAI TAM, IS FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES, BUT EXCLUDING GODOWN, HOTEL AND PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

THE SECOND SITE IN KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION IS FOR GODOWN PURPOSES AND MEASURES ABOUT 6 400 SQUARE METRES.

THE REMAINING SITE IN YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL AREA, MEASURING ABOUT 1 219 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN USES. I

FULL PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM i

* LANDS DEPARTMENT, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG;

* PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG;

4 DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (KOWLOON WEST), KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, 13TH FLOOR, KOWLOON; OR

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN, TUEN MUN, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, TAI PO, NORTH, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

SUMMER PROGRAMME ATTRACTS 400 TUEN MUN CHILDREN * * * *

MORE THAN 400 TUEN MUN STUDENTS WHO TOOK PART IN TWO SEPARATE TRACK AND FIELD PROGRAMMES AT TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTSGROUND DURING THE CURRENT SUMMER HOLIDAYS HELD A RALLY AT THE SPORTSGROUND TODAY.

COMMENDING THEIR ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPATION IN ATTENDING THE ’OPEN TO YOU’ PROGRAMME AT A CEREMONY AT THE SPORTSGROUND. THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH REGION) OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES W BOWEN LEUNG, SAID A NUMBER OF THE BOYS AND GIRLS HAD ACHIEVED EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE DURING VARIOUS COACHING COURSES.

THE PROGRAMME IS AIMED AT PROVIDING YOUNG PEOPLE IN TUEN MUN WITH A PROPER TRAINING IN TRACK AND FIELD ACTIVITIES AT A SUITABLE SPORTING OUTLET SUCH AS TANG SHIU KIN SPORTSGROUND.

SINCE ITS OPENING EARLY THIS YEAR, THE SPORTSGROUND HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SPORTING VENUES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR LEUNG SAID. LARGE SCALE SPORTING ACTIVITIES, AS WELL AS RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMES WERE STAGED THERE FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE 'OPEN TO YOU’ PROGRAMME, WHICH STARTED ON JULY 19 AND WILL LAST UNTIL THE END OF THIS MONTH, IS BEING ORGANISED WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

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MP LEUNG URGED ALL PARTICIPANTS TO KEEP ON USING THE FACILITIES TO FURTHER IMPROVE THEIR PERFORMANCE. HE ALSO INVITED SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE SPORTSGROUND FOR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR STUDENTS.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONY WERE THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF TUEN MUN, MR HUI CHI—WAI; THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MRS CHIU SHUM SHUK-HAN; THE CHAIRMAN OF CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS SUB-COMMITTEE OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD, MR TANG TUNG-CHIU; AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUEN MUN BRANCH OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SCHOOLS SPORTS ASSOCIATION, WONG CHUN-LOY.

COURSES FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL TRAINERS

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THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE WILL OFFER A SERIES OF TRAINING COURSES FOR INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL TRAINERS IN THE 1982/33 ACADEMIC YEAR.

THESE COURSES INCLUDE BASIC COURSES IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES (INDUSTRIAL TRADE INSTRUCTORS’ COURSE), A CERTIFICATE COURSE IN TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, AND A COURSE FOR INSTRUCTORS WORKING wITH THE DISABLED.

MODES OF STUDY FOR THE BASIC COURSES IN INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES WILL INCLUDE BLOCK RELEASES, PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE AND EVENINGWHILE THE OTHER TWO COURSES WILL BE RUN ON A PART-TIME DAY-RELEASE BASIS.

THE COURSES ARE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR INSTRUCTORS, SUPERVISORS OR TRAINING OFFICERS TO FACILITATE THEM TO ACQUIRE THE NECESSARY TRAINING FOR CARRYING OUT THEIR DAY-TO-DAY DUTIES.

THE ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS FOR EACH COURSE ARE LISTED IN THE APPLICATION FORMS WHICH ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE AT 373 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, HONG KONG.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE COLLEGE ON OR BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE SPECIFIED FOR INDIVIDUAL COURSES.

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REVISED FEES FOR NATURALISATION * * *

—up cpcS FOR VARIOUS SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE IMMIGRATION nFPARTMFNT^RELATING TO NATURALISATION AND REGISTRATION AS A CITI’^N OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND COLONIES HAVE BEEN REVISED, AND aRE BEING GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

the FULL FEE FOR NATURALISATION HAS BEEN INCREASED FROM <-i TO «2 LOO AND THAT FOR REGISTRATION OF WOMEN MARRIED TO CITIZENS OFSSe uJlTED KINGDOM AND COLONIES FROM $600 TO $840.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID ONLY A K? ^oSE?^E.!!i^.lISA'iNE?IIDclsVTTSI PROVIDntGJHeSE

SERVICES AND ARE IN LINE WITH RECENT INCREASES IN THE UN E

KINGDOM.

APPLICATIONS FOR BEFORE AUGUST 6, 1982

REGISTRATION AND NATURALISATION MADE MILL BE CHARGED AT THE OLD RATE.

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STANDARD A MUST FOR FIREMEN HUM*

MR FRED JACKSON, CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES FIRE COMMAND, TODAY (FRIDAY) TOLD A GROUP OF MORE THAN 50 YOUNG FIRE FIGHTERS THAT THE TRAINING THEY RECEIVED AND ITS APPLICATION MUST BE OF A VERY HIGH STANDARD IF LIVES AND PROPERTY ARE TO BE SAVED.

SPEAKING AT A PASSING-OUT PARADE OF TWO SQUADS OF FIREMEN AND ONE SQUAD OF STATION OFFICERS AT THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S TRAINING SCHOOL AT PAT HEUNG, THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR JACKSON SAID FIRE-FIGHTERS’ INGENUITY AND POWERS OF DEDUCTION, DECISION AND ACTION WOULD BE TESTED AT TIMES.

♦YOUR TRAINING BOTH HERE AND ON YOUR STATIONS IS SUCH THAT YOU WILL BE MORE THAN CAPABLE OF NOT ONLY LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS BUT ALSO BEING A MEMBER OF A TEAM WORKING IN COMPLETE UNISON,* HE SAID.

MR JACKSON ADDED THAT THE GRADUATES WOULD BECOME FULLY QUALIFIED ALL-ROUNDERS READY TO TAKE THEIR PARTS AS TEAM MEMBERS IN THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

♦THE HONG KONG c IRE SERVICES HAVE A GREAT REPUTATION NOT ONLY IN EAST ASIA BUT INTERNATIONALLY AND I AM SURE THAT ALL OF YOU HERE ON PARADE TODAY WILL MORE THAN UPHOLD THAT GOOD NAME AND THE CONFIDENCE WHICH GOES WITH IT,+ HE SAID.

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TME REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICE AT QUEENSWAY WILL MOVE TO <OC< CC, VICTORIA BARRACKS, QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG ON MONDAY (AUGUST o .

AX STATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW OFFICE IS . FEW MINUTES WALK UPHILL FROM THE PRESENT OFFICE WHICH IS S J TED «T ~'LOC- HF O' THE VICTORIA BARRACKS.

’h: QJEENSw'Y BRANCH HANDLES ALL APPLICATIONS FROM NEWLY ARRIVED I GR A'.ITS FROM CHINA WHO REGISTER FOR IDENTITY

CAR?, .a? ISSUES ’SLACK SEAL’ IDENTITY CARDS WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN GRANTED PERMANENT STAY IN HONG KONG.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF WANG TAU HOM EAST ROAD * * * *

_TD_**NG TAU ,HOM EAST ROAD BETWEEN JUNCTION ROAD AND FU MEI STReET EAST WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 AM TO 5 AM ON FOOTBRIDGEGUST ™E F0LL0W,NG DAY F0R THE CONSTRUCTION OF A

$UR,NG CLOSURE, TRAFFIC ON JUNCTION ROAD HEADING TOWARDS

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SUCCESS ANTICIPATED FOR URBAN DB ELECTIONS .................... 1

CURTAIN FALLS ON MUSIC CAMP ................................. 2

CHILDREN'S CHOIR EXPANDS ...................................... 3

KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETS ON MONDAY ...................... 3

COMPETITION PROMOTES INTEREST IN FOLK DANCES .................. 4

YOUTHS PLANT MORE TREES IN SHA TIN ............................ 4

NEW RESERVOIR FOR KOWLOON BAY.................................. 5

NEW WATER PUMPING STATION IN NT ............................... 5

TRAFFIC DIVERSION IN FANLING .................................. 6

FIRING PRACTICE IN HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ................. 6

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1982

SUCCESS ANTICIPATED FOR URBAN DB ELECTIONS

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WITH THE GOOD RESPONSE ALREADY DEMONSTRATED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NT ADMINISTRATION, MR IAN MACPHERSON, IS CONFIDENT THAT NEXT MONTH’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS WILL BE +EQUALLY SUCCESSFUL.♦

SPEAKING AT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD OFFICE OPENING CEREMONY TODAY (SATURDAY), HE SAID ALREADY 47 CANDIDATES HAD REGISTERED YESTERDAY — THE FIRST DAY OF THE NOMINATION PERIOD WHICH WOULD END ON AUGUST 31.

HE ANTICIPATED THAT, IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, MORE CAPABLE AND ENTHUSIASTIC MEN AND WOMEN FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN STANDING AS CANDIDATES.

HE SAID THE NT DISTRICT BOARDS, WITH THE ADDITION OF ELECTED MEMBERS SINCE MARCH, HAD BEEN FUNCTIONING EFFECTIVELY AS STATUTORY CONSULTATIVE BODIES IN ENSURING THAT THE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE WERE BETTER TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT DURING THE PROCESS OF FORMULATING PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PROVIDING FOR THE NEEDS OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES.

THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME HAD COME A LONG WAY SINCE IT WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED TWO YEARS AGO AND PUBLIC RESPONSE HAD BEEN ENTHUSIASTIC, THOUGH IT WAS PREMATURE TO ASSESS THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT THIS STAGE, HE ADDED.

♦IN ORDER TO MEET THE SPECIAL NEEDS ARISING FROM THE GREATER FOCUS ON CO-ORDINATION AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL, GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAVE MADE CONSIDERABLE EFFORTS EITHER TO ACQUIRE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES OR TO ADJUST THEIR DISTRICT STRUCTURE,* HE SAID.

ON THE 5OO-SQUARE-METRE NEW OFFICE, MR MACPHERSON SAID THE IMPROVED ACCOMMODATION WAS NO DOUBT A MILESTONE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD AND ALSO A CONTRIBUTION TO THE LIVELY DISCUSSION OF LOCAL ISSUES.

THE OFFICE, WHICH HAS BEEN IN USE SINCE JUNE, ACCOMMODATES THE BOARD’S SECRETARIAT AND HAS A CONFERENCE ROOM, A SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION BOOTH, PRESS FACILITIES AND AN INTERVIEW ROOM FOR DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

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CURTAIN FALLS ON MUSIC CAMP

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A CONCERT WAS HELD THIS EVENING (SATURDAY) TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE THIRD HONG KONG YOUTH MUSIC CAMP.

SOME 300 YOUNG MUSICIANS, INCLUDING 20 AUSTRALIANS, BRITONS, AMERICANS AND JAPANESE, PERFORMED AT THE FIVE-HOUR FINAL CONCERT HELD AT THE A.C. HALL, KOWLOON.

THE YOUTHS HAD ALL TAKEN PART IN A TWO-WEEK CAMP ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT TO IMPROVE THEIR SKILLS IN CHINESE AND WESTERN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTAL PLAYING AS WELL AS IN CHORAL SINGING.

THIS EVENING’S CONCERT WAS STAGED IN TWO PARTS, WITH THE FIRST HALF DEVOTED TO CHINESE AND SYMPHONIC BAND MUSIC AND THE SECOND TO ORCHESTRAL AND CHORAL MUSIC.

FOUR OF THE 10 OVERSEAS MUSICIANS WHO WERE INVITED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT WORKSHOPS, TRAINING AND STUDY SESSIONS ALSO PARTICIPATED IN THE CONCERT AS CONDUCTORS.

CELLIST LEONARD STEHN, CLARINETTIST JOHN DENMAN, AND A CHINESE MAESTRO FROM BEIJING, QIN PENG-ZHANG, CONDUCTED IN THE FIRST HALF.

IN THE SECOND HALF, AUSTRALIAN CONDUCTOR GEORG TINTNER CONDUCTED WORKS BY BEETHOVEN, BRUCKNER AND BRAHMS.

ALSO PERFORMING AT THE CONCERT WERE ELLA KIANG (SOPRANO), PATRICIA ELLEN (CONTRALTO), STEPHEN LLEWELLYN (TENOR) AND NICHOLAS HAYES (BASS BARITONE).

COMMENTING ON THE MUSIC CAMP, THE CAMP DIRECTOR, MR CLIVE OXLEY, SAID THE TWO-WEEKS OF TRAINING FOR THE YOUNG MUSICIANS HAD BEEN AN IMMENSE SUCCESS.

+OUR THANKS GO TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED, ESPECIALLY THE OVERSEAS GUEST MUSICIANS WHO CONTRIBUTED MUCH TO MAKE THE CAMP A SUCCESS,* MR OXLEY SAID.

+THE CAMPERS WERE ENTHUSIASTIC AND HARD-WORKING, AND I AM SURE THAT THEY HAVE DERIVED CONSIDERABLE PLEASURE AND BENEFIT FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE CAMP,* HE ADDED.

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR EXPANDS

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ONE HUNDRED YOUTHS IN SHA TIN HAVE BEEN SELECTED FROM 300 APPLICANTS AS NEW MEMEBERS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHOIR, MR GEORGE B. CHAN, SAID AT A TEA RECEPTION TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR THE NEW MEMBERS THAT THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE RECENT RECRUITMENT DRIVE WAS TO STIMULATE CHILDREN’S INTEREST IN MUSIC.

IT IS A GREAT PITY THAT WE HAD TO TURN AWAY SO MANY ENTHUSIASTIC CHILDREN BECAUSE OF LIMITED RESOURCES. THAT IS WHY WE APPLIED A RELATIVELY STRINGENT VOICE TEST FOR THE APPLICANTS,* HE SAID.

THIS YEAR, THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED $50 000 FOR THE CHOIR, A 25 PER CENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR.

BUT WE HOPE TO HAVE MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD NEXT YEAR BECAUSE WE PLAN TO DIVIDE THE CHOIR INTO JUNIOR AND SENIOR GROUPS, EACH WITH 100 MEMBERS,* MR CHAN SAID.

THE CHOIR, FORMED IN 1979, HAS GIVEN A NUMBER OF WELL-RECEIVED PERFORMANCES AND STAGED VARIOUS SHOWS IN SUPPORT OF SUCH COMMUNITY PROJECTS AS THE FIGHT CRIME AND CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGNS.

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KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETS ON MONDAY X X M

THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD AT ITS ELEVENTH MEETING ON MONDAY (AUGUST 9) WILL REVIEW ITS *MEET THE PUBLIC SESSION* SCHEME IN ORDER TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE BOARD’S COMMUNICATIONS WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR IN THE FORM CF INTERVIEWS WITH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND VISITS TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS A +PACKAGE CONCEPT* FOR THE DISTRICT’S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES.

THIS CONCEPT OF GROUPING INTERLINKED PROJECTS TOGETHER HAS PROVED TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL FOR NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE BOARD WILL ALSO REVIEW PROGRESS REPORTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS IN KWUN TONG.

OTHER TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED WILL INCLUDE RECREATION FACILITIES IN SHUN LEE ESTATE, THE DISTRICT’S TWELFTH OPEN DANCE CONTEST, THE PROPOSED KWUN TONG ARTS FESTIVAL AND MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL, AS WELL AS FUNDS AND LOCATIONS FOR THE ERECTION OF THE BOARD’S LOGO.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1982

COMPETITION PROMOTES INTEREST IN FOLK DANCES * * * *

THE ^SWINGING SUMMER* TV PROGRAMME JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG HAS HELPED PROMOTE INTEREST AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN TRADITIONAL DANCES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISERS SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

AS A MAJOR PART OF THE TV PROGRAMME, AN INTER-DISTRICT FOLK DANCE COMPETITION IS BEING HELD WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

AFTER VETTING BY ITS OWN DISTRICT OFFICE, EACH OF THE 18 DISTRICTS NOMINATED ONE REPRESENTATIVE TEAM TO TAKE PART IN THE CONTEST.

AFTER PRELIMINARY ROUNDS HELD AT RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, SIX GROUPS OF SEMI-FINALISTS HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO COMPETE IN THE FINAL TO BE HELD AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON SEPTEMBER 2.

THESE GROUPS REPRESENT TAI PO, YAU MA TEI, KWUN TONG, SHAM SHU I PO, MONG KOK AND SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

♦WE ARE VERY PLEASED WITH THE SUPPORT RENDERED BY THE DISTRICTS. BY HOLDING THE COMPETITION IN FRONT OF TV VIEWERS, WE HOPE THAT THE ACTIVITY WILL BE ABLE TO GENERATE MORE PUBLIC INTEREST IN FOLK DANCES,* THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISERS SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THREE OF THE SIX GROUPS HAD PERFORMED FOLK DANCES OF THEIR CHOICE AT THE FIRST THREE EPISODES OF THE TV PROGRAMME.

A TEAM FROM SHAM SHU I PO HAS DEMONSTRATED A MIAO TRIBE DANCE AT THE FOURTH EPISODE, WHICH WILL BE SCREENED AT TVB-JADE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT NOON.

rHS PLANT MORE TREES IN SHA TIN

X X X X

STUDENTS IN SHA TIN HAVE PLANTED MORE THAN 2 500 TREES IN THE NEW TOWN DURING RECENT WEEKS.

THE LATEST PARTICIPANTS IN THIS POPULAR SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME IN SHA TIN WERE A GROUP OF STUDENTS FLOWER’S SCHOOL. WHO PLANTED EVERGREEN TREES COMPOUND TODAY (SATURDAY).

FROM LITTLE IN THEIR SCHOOL

THE PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AS PART OF ITS EFFORT TO IN SHA TIN TO IMPROVE ITS ENVIRONMENT.

NEW TERRITORIES ENCOURAGE YOUTHS

STUDENTS TAKING PART IN THE PROGRAMME ARE GIVEN LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS ON TREE PLANTING BY THE RECREATION AND AMENITIES STAFF OF THE SHA TIN URBAN SERVICES OFFICE.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1982

NEW RESERVOIR FOR KOWLOON BAY * * * *

i NEW FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN NGA’J CHI WAN BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED.

THE RESERVOIR FORMS PART OF A SCHEME TO IMPROVE WATER SUPPLY TO MEET NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN KOWLOON BAY.

THE RESERVOIR, WHICH WILL BE LOCATED ON A SITE NOW BEING FORMED ON HAMMER HILL, NGAU CHI WAN, WILL HAVE A STORAGE CAPACITY OF 54 300 CUBIC METRES.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 17 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

NEW WATER PUMPING STATION IN NT * * * *

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FRESH WATER PUMPING STATION AT AU TAU IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE PROJECT FORMED PART OF STAGE ONE OF A SCHEME FOR THE RECEPTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES OF WATER FROM CHINA OVER THE NEXT 12 YEARS.

HE SAID THAT THE NEW PUMPING STATION WITH A DAILY CAPACITY CF 910 000 CUBIC METRES WOULD BE BUILT ON A SITE 450 METRES SOUTH OF KO PO TSUEN, NEAR AU TAU IN YUEN LONG.

THE PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE LAYING OF ABOUT 200 METRES LONG PIPELINE AND ASSOCIATED ROAD AND DRAINAGE WORKS.

CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 30 MONTHS.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1982

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TRAFFIC DIVERSION IN FANLING * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 10), TRAFFIC ON TAI PO ROAD IN FANLING BETWEEN THE APPROACH ROADS TO WO HOP SHEK AND TONG HANG

WILL BE DIVERTED VIA A FLYOVER

AT THE SAME TIME, THE BUS TONG HANG WILL BE CANCELLED.

PASSENGERS ARE ADVISED TO CF TAI PO ROAD AND THE APPROACH

IN THE VICINITY.

STOP ON NORTHBOUND TAI PO ROAD NEAR

USE THE BUS STOP NEAR THE JUNCTION ROAD TO WO HOP SHEK.

FIRING PRACTICE IN HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE * * * M-

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 9) TO FRIDAY (AUGUST ^'™STL£ PEAK

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA

THE PRACTICE SCHEDULE ISi

DATE

MONDAY (AUGUST 9) TUESDAY (AUGUST 10) WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 11) THURSDAY (AUGUST 12) FRIDAY (AUGUST 13)

TIME

9 AM - 6.30 PM

9 AM - 6 PM

8 AM - 11 PM

8 AM - 6.30 PM

8 AM - 6.30 PM

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DEFECTS BEHIND LIGHT BUSES' EXAM FAILURES ...................... 1

MANPOWER SURVEY OF SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY......... 2

NEW OFFICE ..................................................... 2

NEW BUILDING PLANS APPROVED .................................... 3

WATER CUT IN CENTRAL ........................................... 3

NTSD INTRODUCES +DESLUDGING+- SERVICE .......................... 4

WATER CUT IN MONG KOK .......................................... 4

YUEN LONG SQUaSH COURTS HEAVILY USED............................ 5

INFORMATIVE SLIDE SHOW FOR TAI PO THA RESIDENTS ................ 5

ANTI-NARCOTICS CONCERT FOR BEACH-GOERS ......................... 6

T .EARNER DRIVER BAN IN HAPPY VALLEY

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DEFECTS BEHIND LIGHT BUSES’ EXAM FAILURES

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MECHANICAL DEFECTS AND OLD AGE WERE THE MAIN REASONS WHY MANY PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES COULD NOT PASS THE ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S VEHICLE EXAMINATION DIVISION.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY (SUNDAY) BY THE SENIOR ENGINEER IN CHARGE OF THE DIVISION, MR MARTYN UTTLEY.

♦A FEW DAYS AGO, AN AGING PLB CAME INTO OUR KOWLOON BAY CENTRE AND WHEN ONE OF OUR EXAMINERS INSPECTED IT, THE STEERING WHEEL CAME LOOSE — IT HAD BEEN HELD ON WITH THE ALUMINIUM TOP CF A SOFT DRINK CAN,+ HE RECALLED.

♦IN ANOTHER INSTANCE, ONE PLB, AFTER FAILING INSPECTION 16 TIMES, BROKE DOWN ON THE WAY TO THE EXAMINATION CENTRE FOR ITS SEVENTEENTH ATTEMPT,♦ HE SAID.

A FREQUENT PRACTICE BY REPAIRERS WAS TO CONCEAL LEAKS OR EVEN CRACKS IN BRAKE PIPES WITH A NEW COAT OF PAINT.

MR UTTLEY SAID THAT SOME PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES HAD SO MANY DEFECTS THAT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO INCLUDE THEM ALL ON THE ♦REPAIR ORDER.+

RESPONDING TO CRITICISMS RECENTLY BY PLB DRIVERS THAT EXAMINATION STANDARDS WERE TOO HIGH, HE STRESSED THAT THE SAFETY STANDARDS REQUIRED WERE NOT HIGHER THAN THOSE FOR ANY OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES.

♦CERTAINLY, TAXIS AND KMB OR CMB BUSES DO NOT REFLECT THE APPALLING PASS RATES THAT MANY PLBS ARE EXPERIENCI NG,♦ HE REMARKED.

ACCORDING TO MR UTTLEY, MORE THAN HALF OF THE PRESENT FLEET OF PLBS WERE OVER NINE YEARS OLD, WITH MILEAGE READINGS OF OVER ONE MILLION.

♦A NEW PLB, IF PROPERLY MAINTAINED, SHOULD LAST FIVE TO SIX YEARS WITHOUT TOO MANY PROBLEMS. OLDER VEHICLES SHOULD NOT EXPECT AN EASY RIDE THROUGH OUR INSPECTION AND SHOULD BE REPLACED,♦ HE STATED.

MR UTTLEY SAID IT WAS APPARENT THAT WITHOUT THE COMPULSORY ANNUAL INSPECTIONS. QUITE A NUMBER OF THE PLBS WOULD HAVE RECEIVED NO ROUTINE MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR AT ALL.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 1982

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MANPOWER SURVEY OF SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY

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A MANPOWER SURVEY OF HONG KONG’S SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY WILL BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN AUGUST 23 AND SEPTEMBER 4 THIS YEAP BY THE SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD CF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE SURVEY WILL COVER ALL SHIPYARDS, BOATYARDS, REPAIR PONTOONS, SHIP SURVEYORS AND CONSULTANT FIRMS, SHIPPING FIRMS WHICH RECRUIT THEIR SHORE-BASED TECHNICAL STAFF LOCALLY, ESTABLISHMENTS WHICH DEAL WITH MARINE ENGINES AND MARINE ELECTRICAL REPAIRS AND SERVICING, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE MARINE DEPARTMENT.

A LETTER, TOGETHER WITH TWO COPIES OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE, AN EXPLANATORY NOTE, AND A LIST OF DESCRIPTIONS FOR PRINCIPAL JOBS, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, WILL BE SENT OUT TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO ALL THE ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY.

THE INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM EMPLOYERS INCLUDES:

* THE NUMBER OF WORKERS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED,

X THE NUMBER OF WORKERS UNDER TRAINING,

* THE NUMBER OF EXISTING VACANCIES, AND

* A FORECAST OF THE NUMBER OF WORKERS BY AUGUST 1983.

ON A PRE-ARRANGED DATE WITHIN THE SURVEY PERIOD, INTERVIEWING OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL VISIT EACH CF THE ESTABLISHMENTS CONCERNED TO COLLECT THE COMPLETED FORM, AND, WHERE NECESSARY, TO HELP EMPLOYERS COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE.

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

THE SPOKESMAN URGED THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY TO CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION, WHICH IS IMPORTANT FOR FORMULATING MANPOWER TRAINING PLANS TO MEET THE INDUSTRY’S NEEDS.

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NEW OFFICE X X X

THE YAUMATEI OFFICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE AT CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING WILL MOVE TO NEW PREMISES AT 260-264 TEMPLE STREET, GROUND FLOOR, YAUMATEI TOMORROW (MONDAY).

-ruro-THLT^L^PH0NE NUMBERS FOR PUBLIC ENQUIRIES REMAIN UNCHANGED. THESc ARE 3-695525, 3-695526 AND 3-695527.

PR0V,DES A FREE SERVICE TO HELP EMPLOYERS WITH STAFF TtUnU I TriENT,

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 1932

NEW BUILDING PLANS APPROVED

X X X X

FORTY-FOUR NEW BUILDING PLANS WERE APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDNANCE OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IN JUNE 'Hl? '''EAR, COMPARED WITH 65 IN JUNE LAST YEAR.

OF THESE NEW PLANS, 15 WERE FOR NEW BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 13 FOR URBAN KOWLOON AND 16 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDE A SPORT HALL AT TUNG LO WAN ROAD, A LANDSCAPE GARDEN WITH AN UNDERGROUND CARPARK AT ELECTRIC ROAD, A SCHOOL AT RAZOR HILL, A GOLF CLUB AT DISCOVERY BAY AND A SEA ACTIVITY TRAINING CENTRE AT TSAM CHUK WAN, SAI KUNG.

THE DECLARED COST OF ALL THE NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS 3880.45 MILLION, COMPARED WITH $1 139.34 MILLION IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

THEIR USABLE FLOOR AREA TOTALLED 413 743.3 SQUARE METRES, COMPRISING 359 511.4 SQUARE METRES OF NON-DOMESTIC AND 54 231.9 SQUARE METRES OF DOMESTIC FLOOR SPACE.

IN THE SAME MONTH, THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE ALSO GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 51 PROJECTS, INCLUDING A SCHOOL AT BASEL ROAD, A HOTEL AT SHA TIN NEAR WONG UK, A SWIMMING POOL NEAR HO TUNG LAU, A GOLF COURSE AT DISCOVERY BAY, AND A HOSTEL AT MONG TUNG WAN, LANTAU ISLAND.

ALTOGETHER, 52 NEWLY-COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE CERTIFIED FOR OCCUPATION IN JUNE, INCLUDING A SPORT CENTRE NEAR SHA TIN RACE COURSE, TWO SCHOOLS AT TAI PAK TIN STREET AND HING SHING ROAD IN KWAI CHUNG, AND A SUBSTATION AT THE JUNCTION OF WAI YIP STREET AND HOI YUEN ROAD, KWUN TONG.

THE OFFICE ALSO GAVE DEMOLISHED.

PERMISSION FOR 79 BUILDINGS TO BE

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WATER CUT IN CENTRAL * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME WILL BE CUT OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS TO 6 W THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A

PREMISES IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT FROM 11 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 10) LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS

-- — -- BOUNDED BY POTTINGER STREET.

QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL-. WING WO STREET AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL INCLUDING WING KUT. STREET, GILMAN’S BAZAAR, GILMAN STREET, WINg’oN STREET, TUNG MAN STREET, HING LUNG STREET, AND JUBILEE STREET.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 1982

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NTSD INTRODUCES +DESLUDGING+ SERVICE M M M M

THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) INTRODUCED A SERVICE FOR REMOVING SLUDGE FROM PRIVATE SEPTIC TANKS IN THE RURAL AREA.

NEW +DESLUDGING+ VEHICLES HAVE BEEN IMPORTED FOR THIS NEW SERVICE, WHICH IS AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS IN THE RURAL AREA FOR A FEE, CHARGED TO COVER OPERATIONAL COSTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE SERVICE WAS INTENDED TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

MANY HOUSES IN THE RURAL AREA USE SEPTIC TANKS WHOSE SLUDGE MUST BE REMOVED REGULARLY.

UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, HOUSE OWNERS OR TENANTS WHO HAVE FAILED TO KEEP THEIR PRIVATE TOILETS AND SEPTIC TANKS IN SANITARY CONDITIONS ARE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $1 000, THE SPOKESMAN NOTED.

THOSE WHO WISH TO USE THE SERVICE MAY CONTACT THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICES IN THEIR OWN DISTRICTS.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THESE OFFICES ARE 0-210266 FOR KWAI CHUNG, 0-6572511 FOR NORTH DISTRICT, 3-2813604 FOR SAI KUNG, 0621051 FOR SHA TIN, 0-6577111 (EXT. 162) FOR TAI PO, 0444281 (EXT. 211) FOR TSUEN WAN, 0-820800 (EXT. 301) FOR TUEN MUN, AND 0-792261 (EXT. 129) FOR YUEN LONG.

WATER CUT IN MONG KOK KM *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN MONG KOK WILL BE CUT OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 10) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR A WATER MAIN CONNECTION.

THE CUT WILL AFFECT PREMISES ON 1-15 ARRAN STREET, 1-15 BUTE STREET, 62-68 TONG MEI ROAD AND 1145-1163 CANTON ROAD.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 1982

YUEN LONG SQUASH COURTS HEAVILY USED

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THE YUEN LONG SIR DENYS ROBERTS SQUASH COURT HAS AN OVERALL AVERAGE USAGE RATE OF 95 PER CENT, SAID THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NORTH REGION) OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, MR BOWEN LEUNG.

SPEAKING AT THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY OF THE SECOND YUEN LONG DISTRICT SQUASH OPEN COMPETITION AT THE SQUASH COURT TODAY (SUNDAY), MR LEUNG SAID SQUASH HAD BECOME A POPULAR SPORT IN YUEN lONG SINCE THE OPENING OF THE COMPLEX.

AS A RESULT, THE SECOND OPEN COMPETITION ATTRACTED 134 PLAYERS, INCLUDING 42 WOMEN AND 92 MEN, MR LEUNG SAID.

THE THREE WEEK-LONG COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE YUEN LONG SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAD HELPED TO FURTHER PROMOTE THE SPORT AND UPGRADE THE STANDARDS OF THE PARTICIPANTS, HE SAID.

MR LEUNG ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE INTERNATIONAL SQUASH COACH, MR PETER HARTLEY, FOR ORGANISING A STUDY CLASS ON THE RULES OF THE SPORT TO COINCIDE WITH THE OPEN COMPETITION.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONY WERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER OF YUEN LONG, MR JAMES WILSON; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT SPORTS ASSOCIATION, MR CHIU YUK-CHUEN ; AND THE OFFICER OF THE ASSOCIATION’S SQUASH SECTION, MR LEE KEI-BUN.

INFORMATIVE SLIDE SHOW FOR TAI * * * *

PO THA RESIDENTS

HOUSING

MORE THAN 10 000 TEMPORARY

WILL BE TREATED NEXT WEEK TO A 30-MINUTE INFORMATIVE SLIDE SHOW ON PUBLIC FACILITIES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE DISTRICT.

AREA RESIDENTS IN TAI PO

ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE BASKETBALL FIELD OPPOSITE BLOCK 95 OF YUE KOK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA AT 8.30 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 10).

IT WILL PROVIDE USEFUL INFORMATION ON EXISTING SERVICES SHT^NKCTArLlcf??!^s“ELFARE’ L£GAL AID' RECRE‘T,0,<- e^at,on

CHANGES IN TAI PO AND FUTURE BRIEFED.

DEVELOPMENT PLANS WILL ALSO BE

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID IT WAS HOPED THAT THE SHOW WOULD KEEP THE RESIDENTS BETTER INFORMED AND UPDATED ON THE NEW TOWN THEY LIVED IN.

+IF THE RESPONSE IS GOOD, SIMILAR FUNCTIONS WILL BE ARRANGED WHEN THE THA’S TWO NEW EXTENSIONS ARE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR TO ACCOMMODATE ANOTHER 4 000 RESIDENTS,* HE ADDED.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 1982

ANT I-NARCOTICS CONCERT FOR BEACH-GOERS *****

”ENS OF THOUSANDS OF BEACH-GOERS AND MANY MORE OF RADIO LISTENERS WERE ENTERTAINED TO AN +ANTl-NARCOTICS BEACH CONCERT* TH IS (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON AT REPULSE BAY.

THE CONCERT WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AND RADIO 2 OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, AND SPONSORED BY TOM LEE PIANO CO. PERFORMING AT THE TWO-HOUR CONCERT WERE SEVERAL TOP SINGERS INCLUDING ROMAN TAM, ALBERT AU, TERESA CHEUNG, CHUNG YUEN-YEE, YEUNG SIU-CHING, TERENCE CHOI, AND TANG WAI-YAN.

THE CONCERT WAS BROADCAST +LIVE+ BY RADIO 2 OF RTHK.

TODAY’S CONCERT STARTED AT 3 PM AFTER AN OPENING CEREMONY. OFFICIATING GUESTS INCLUDED SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES, CHAIRMAN OF ACAN: MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, CHAIRMAN OF URBAN COUNCIL; MR ROY HENRY, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE; MR KARL STUMPF, CHAIRMAN OF ACAN’S PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE; MR HAROLD KWOK, ACTING DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING; AND MR PETER LEE, COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION SAID THE CONCERT IS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S OVERALL EFFORTS IN PREVENTING DRUG ABUSE THROUGH EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY.

♦EACH YEAR, THE ACAN ORGANISES A VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL FUNCTIONS USING ENTERTAINMENT MEDIUM SUCH AS CONCERTS AND VARIETY SHOWS TO PREVENT DRUG ABUSE IN HONG KONG FROM SPREADING, AND THE BEACH CONCERT IS ONE OF THESE ACTIVITIES,♦ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT CONCERTS HAVE PROVED TO BE ONE OF THE VERY EFFECTIVE PUBLICITY TOOLS, PARTICULARLY FOR CONVEYING MESSAGES TO THE YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 24 wHC ARE MOST AT RISK TO TEMPTATIONS OF DRUG ABUSE.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO PRAISED RTHK FOR THEIR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT TO THE ANTI-NARCOTICS CAUSE AND THE CONCERT IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF HOW THE MASS MEDIA CAN HELP IN THE PREVENTION OF DRUG ABUSE IN HONG KONG.

LEARNER DRIVER BAN IN HAPPY VALLEY * * *

FROM 13 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 11), LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING BROADWOOD ROAD EASTBOUND AT ITS JUNCTION WITH WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DB CAN IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ............ 1

CENTRAL-TSIM SHA TSUI FERRY SERVICES TO BE CURTAILED ............ 2

WATER PUMPING STATION TO BE BUILT IN QUARRY BAY ................. 2

WORKS PROJECT FOR TAI PO ........................................ 3

+VOLUNTEERS+ JOIN EXERCISE IN GERMANY ........................... 3

DCA FOR AIR TALKS IN LONDON ..................................... 4

NEW WAGE LIMITS FOR OVERSEAS DOMESTIC HELPERS ................... 5

WATER CUT IN CENTRAL ............................................ 5

MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1982

DB CAN IMPROVE PERFORMANCE OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS * * * *

A DISTRICT BOARD HAS TO USE ALL THE MEANS IN ITS POWER TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WORKING IN THE DISTRICT IF IT IS GOING TO MEAN ANYTHING, THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR GRAHAM BARNES, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

ALSO, IT HAS TO GET ITSELF ACCEPTED AS A KIND OF NUCLEUS AROUND WHICH LOCAL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES WILL REVOLVE, HE ADDED.

♦ ITS ABILITY TO SECURE THIS ACCEPTANCE WILL BE CLOSELY LINKED TO ITS ACHIEVEMENTS IN OTHER FIELDS, OR AT LEAST INITIALLY TO PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THE BOARD’S ABILITY TO ACHIEVE RESULTS*.

MR BARNES WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY TO PRESENT CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION TO MEMBERS OF THE FIRST TERM OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, WHICH HELD ITS LAST MEETING THIS AFTERNOON.

THE BOARD WILL HAVE 12 ELECTED AND 12 APPOINTED MEMBERS IN OCTOBER WHEN THE NEW TERM BEGINS.

MR BARNES SAID THE PERFORMANCE OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS HAD SET AN EXAMPLE TO THE OTHER BOARDS WHICH WERE SET UP LATER.

+IT HAS ALSO HELPED DISPEL THE RATHER TOO POPULAR FEARS CF SOME THAT DISTRICT BOARDS WERE JUST A NEW KIND OF CHARADE BEING ACTED OUT BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS PURPOSES.

+OF COURSE, WE HAVE ALL BEEN LEARNING, AND I AM SURE THAT WE ALL STILL HAVE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT TO LEARN.

+THIS CERTIFICATE DOES NO JUSTICE TO THAT SERVICE EITHER IN TERMS OF THE TIME OR OF THE ENTHUSIASM WHICH YOU HAVE EXPENDED ON YOUR WORK.

♦YOU HAVE LAID THE BEST POSSIBLE FOUNDATION FOR THE BOARD IN ITS SECOND TERM WHEN IT WILL INCLUDE ELECTED MEMBERS, AND MORE IMPORTANT YOU HAVE SERVED KWUN TONG WELL,* hfc BARNES SAID.

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CENTRAL-TSIM SHA TSUI FERRY SERVICES TO BE CURTAILED * * *

FERRY SERVICES BETWEEN CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI OPERATED BY THE STAR FERRY COMPANY WILL BE CURTAILED FROM SUNDAY (AUGUST 15) DUE TO LOW PATRONAGE.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE FERRIES WILL OPERATE FROM 6.30 AM TO 11.30 PM INSTEAD OF 6 AM TO 2 AM.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THIS WILL REDUCE OPERATIONAL COST AND KEEP FARES AT A REASONABLY LOW LEVEL.

ACCORDING TO RECENT SURVEYS BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS FOR EARLY MORNING AND LATE NIGHT SAILINGS DOES NOT EVEN REACH 10 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL CAPACITY.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE FINDINGS INDICATED THAT, WITH REGARD TO THE RISING STAFF AND FUEL COSTS, OPERATION DURING THOSE PERIODS WOULD BE EXTREMELY UNECONOMICAL.

HE STRESSED THAT THE CURTAILMENT WILL ONLY AFFECT A SMALL NUMBER OF PASSENGERS.

TRAVELLERS CAN USE OTHER SERVICES LIKE THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY, ALL NIGHT CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL BUSES AND WALLA-WALLAS.

HOWEVER, RESUMPTION OF LATE-NIGHT FERRY SERVICES

DURING FESTIVE SEASONS LIKE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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WATER PUMPING STATION TO BE BUILT IN QUARRY BAY

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUMPING STATION ON THE RECENTLY RECLAIMED LAND IN QUARRY BAY.

THE PROJECT IS PART OF A SCHEME TO IMPROVE THE EXISTING SALT WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN NORTH POINT AREA AND TO EXTEND SALT WATER SUPPLY TO QUARRY BAY AREA FOR FLUSHING PURPOSES.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START IN OCTOBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 11 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1982


WORKS PROJECT FOR TAI PO

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THE TAI PO AND FANLING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR ANOTHER PROJECT AS PART OF ITS CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TAi PO.

WORK ON THE PROJECT COMPRISES THE FORMATION OF ABOUT 2.35 HECTARES IN THE VICINITY OF YIM TIN TSAI, FOR A FISH MARKET, FUEL DEPOT, ICE PLANT AND SMALL BOATYARDS.

IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 300 METRES OF SEAWALL AND ASSOCIATED ROADWORKS, FOOTPATHS, DRAINAGE AND SEWERAGE WORKS.

WORK WILL COMMENCE IN OCTOBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 14 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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♦VOLUNTEERS* JOIN EXERCISE IN GERMANY

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ELEVEN MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS) HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN A MAJOR MILITARY EXERCISE TO BE HELD IN HAMELN-DETMOLD IN CENTRAL WEST GERMANY IN SEPTEMBER.

THE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE QUEEN’S OWN YEOMANRY, A UNITED KINGDOM TERRITORIAL ARMY UNIT EQUIVALENT TO THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT, DURING THEIR 15-DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME IN BRITAIN AND wEST GERMANY.

THEY WILL LEAVE HONG KONG FOR NEWCASTLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ON SEPTEMBER 21 TO JOIN THE YEOMANRY, AND WILL THEN BE FLOWN TO WEST GERMANY BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE ON SEPTEMBER 25.

THE CHANCE TO TRAIN OVERSEAS IS PART OF THE ANNUAL PROGRAMME OFFERED TO SELECTED MEMBERS OF HONG KONG’S 870-MAN VOLUNTEER MILITARY UNIT WHOSE PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING.

THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT IS A PART-TIME VOLUNTEER FORCE WHICH TRAINS FOR AND ACTS IN SUPPORT OF THE REGULAR ARMY, PARTICULARLY DURING EMERGENCY SITUATIONS.

, SERVING ..........

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♦IN SERVING WITH THE REGIMENT ALL VOLUNTEERS HELP TO PROMOTE AND MAINTAIN A STABLE SOCIETY WHICH IS VITAL TO THE PROSPERITY OF Th£ TERRITORY WHILE AT THE SAME TIME THEY ARE ABLE TO ENJOY COMRADESHIP, AND HEALTHY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DURING THE WEEKEND TRENINS PERIODS, MOST OF WHICH ARE CARRIED OUT IN THE REMOTE PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES^ A SPOKESMAN STATED.

VOLUNTEERS LEARN BASIC MILITARY SKILLS SUCH AS HANDLING WEAPONS, THE USE OF RADIO EQUIPMENT, MAP READING, AND FIRST AID. THEY ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN WITH VEHICLES, HELICOPTERS AND ASSAULT BOATS.

THIS YEAR’S RECRUITMENT HAS ALREADY STARTED. MEN OVER 17-1/2 YEARS OF AGE, WHO ARE AT LEAST 1.63 METRES AND WEIGH 50 KILOGRAMS OR MORE CAN APPLY.

INTERESTED PERSONS CAN CONTACT THE RECRUITING OFFICER AT TELEPHONE NUMBER 5-761371 FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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DCA FOR AIR TALKS IN LONDON

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THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, MR BRIAN KEEP, WILL ATTEND AIR SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS TO BE HELD IN LONDON ON AUGUST 18 AND 19 BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND NEPAL.

THE TALKS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNMENT OF NEPAL, WHICH IS SEEKING RIGHTS FOR THE ROYAL NEPAL AIR CORPORATION TO OPERATE SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES BETWEEN KATHMANDU AND HONG KONG.

MR KEEP IS CURRENTLY ON LEAVE IN THE UK UNTIL EARLY SEPTEMBER.

DURING HIS ABSENCE, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MR JOHN THORPE, WILL ACT AS DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION.

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NEW WAGE LIMITS FOR OVERSEAS DOMESTIC HELPERS

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FR0M SEpTEMEER 1, THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR WILL ONLY ATTEST EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS FOR OVERSEAS DOMESTIC HELPERS PROVIDED THEY ARE PAID NOT BELOW THE RANGE OF SI 350 - §1 503 PER MONTH.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THIS WAS DUE TO A GENERAL INCREASE IN THE WAGES OF LOCAL DOMESTIC HELPERS AND THE FACT TSAT THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION WILL NOT APPROVE THE ENTRY OF DOMESTIC HELPERS FROM OVERSEAS UNLESS THEY ARE PAID THE CURRENT MARKET RATE.

WATER CUT IN CENTRAL

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN AREAS IN CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 13) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE DES VOUEX ROAD CENTRAL AND QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN JACKSON ROAD AND ICE HOUSE STREET, AND THE SOUTH SIDE OF QUEENSWAY TO WATERFRONT, BETWEEN ARSENAL STREET AND MURRAY ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL 5-233191

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

REVIEW OF OVERSEAS TRADE DI 1981 ....................... 1

REVISION OF STANDING COMMISSION'S TERMS OF REFERENCE ... 2

FINANCIAL SECRETARY VISITS FACTORIES ................... 3

WATER FIGURES........................................... 3

ROAD CLOSURE IN MOUNT DAVIS ............................ 3

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TSIM SHA TSUI AND LOK FU ..... 4

RIGHT TURN BAN IN SHEUNG SHUT .......................... 4

PARKING POLICY PRESS CONFERENCE ........................ 5

SAFETY AT WORK TV PROGRAMME............................. 5

TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1982

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REVIEW OF OVERSEAS TRADE IN 1981 * * * *

THE +HONG KONG REVIEW OF OVERSEAS TRADE IN 1981* WHICH CONTAINS A BRIEF TEXT ON HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE PERFORMANCE, 18 GRAPHS AND 35 STATISTICAL APPENDICES WITH COMPARATIVE FIGURES FOR THE PREVIOUS YEARS, IS ON SALE TODAY.

THE REVIEW PRESENTS A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE DIRECTION AND COMPOSITION OF HONG KONG’S OVERSEAS TRADE IN 1981, INCLUDING A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF TRADE BY MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS AND BY COMMODITY CATEGORY.

IN VIEW OF THE INCREASING IMPORTANCE OF HONG KONG’S ROLE AS AN ENTREPOT, A NEW TABLE IS INCLUDED ANALYSING THE PRINCIPAL COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED BY MAJOR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN AS WELL AS MAJOR COUNTRIES OF DESTINATION. ALSO INCLUDED ARE STATISTICS ON HONG KONG’S PERFORMANCE IN THE WORLD TRADE AND IN PRINCIPAL OVERSEAS MARKETS, COMPARED WITH THOSE OF MAJOR COMPETITORS.

ACCORDING TO THE REVIEW, SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE NOTED IN IMPORTS FROM CHINA (BY $7 562 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT) AND FROM JAPAN (BY $6 486 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT). AMONG THE OVERSEAS MARKETS WITH THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE THE U.S. (BY |6 609 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) AND CHINA (BY $1 319 MILLION OR 82 PER CENT). DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO IRAN AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY DROPPED CONSIDERABLY (BY $225 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT, AND $336 MILLION OR FIVE PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY).

BY COMMODITY. SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS REGISTERED IN THE IMPORTS OF TEXTILES (BY $4 440 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT) AND PETROLEUM AND PRODUCTS (BY $3 004 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT)-WHEREAS THE COMMODITIES WITH THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE CLOTHING (BY $5 030 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT) AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $1 322 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT).

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORT TRADE ROSE BY 39 PER CENT IN 1981, CONTINUING TWO YEARS OF VERY STRONG GROWTH. RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN INCREASED BY $4 440 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT, WITH THE LARGEST INCREASE REGISTERED IN CLOTHING (BY $544 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT). RE-EXPORTS OF JAPAN ORIGIN ALSO GREW SUBSTANTIALLY (BY $2 510 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT), ESPECIALLY FOR ROAD VEHICLES (BY $1 042 MILLION OR 100 PER CENT).

CHINA WAS ALSO THE LARGEST COUNTRY SUPPLYING GOODS FOR SUBSEQUENT RE-EXPORT. RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA INCREASED BY $3 402 MILLION OR 73 PER CENT AND RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. BY $1 700 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT. THE U.S. WAS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN, ACCOUNTING FOR 22 PER CENT OF ALL RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN THROUGH HONG KONG.

THE COMMODITY WITH SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS CLOTHING (BY $1 124 MILLION OR 67 PER CENT). ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THE RE-EXPORTS CF JAPAN ORIGIN WENT TO INDONESIA, WITH THE HIGHEST GROWTH REGISTERED IN ROAD VEHICLES (BY $946 MILLION OR 148 PER CENT).

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THE VALUE OF AIRBORNE TRADE IN 1981, REPRESENTING 22 PER CENT OF TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE, INCREASED BY $10 824 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT OVER 1980. IN TERMS OF TONNAGE, AIRBORNE TRADE CONSTITUTED LESS THAN ONE PER CENT OF TOTAL TRADE. AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM JAPAN ROSE BY $1 351 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT, AND AIRBORNE EXPORTS TO THE U.S. BY $2 956 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT.

ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, IMPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS SHIPPED BY AIR EXPERIENCED THE HIGHEST GROWTH (BY $1 360 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT), WHILST IN THE CASE OF EXPORTS BY AIR CLOTHING RECORDED THE HIGHEST GROWTH (BY $1 898 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT).

THE REVIEW ALSO PUBLISHES UNIT VALUE AND QUANTUM INDEXES WHICH ARE OFTEN USED TO ASSESS THE MOVEMENTS IN COMMODITY PRICES AND CHANGES IN TRADE VOLUME. DURING 1981, THE TRADE VOLUME FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASED BY EIGHT PER CENT OVER I960, THAT FOR IMPORTS BY 11 PER CENT, AND THAT FOR RE-EXPORTS BY 28 PER CENT. SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN THE EXPORT VOLUME OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY 26 PER CENT), IMPORT VOLUME OF CONSUMER GOODS (BY 19 PER CENT) AND RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF FOODSTUFFS (BY 39 PER CENT).

HONG KONG WAS THE LARGEST EXPORTER OF CLOTHING, TOYS AND DOLLS, AS WELL AS ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS IN THE WORLD IN 1980. HONG KONG WAS ALSO THE SECOND LARGEST EXPORTER OF WATCHES AFTER SWITZERLAND, AND OF RADIO-BROADCAST RECEIVERS AFTER JAPAN.

THIS REVIEW, AT $56 PER COPY, IS AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE.

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REVISION OF STANDING COMMISSION’S TERMS OF REFERENCE X X X X X

THE GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED TO REVISE THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF ™E 8™DING COMMISSION ON CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS ccouERV CE T0 ENABLE THE COMMISSION TO ADVISE ON CONDITIONS OF otnVICE.

GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT UNDER ITS ORIGINAL TERMS OF REFERENCE, APPROVED IN 1979, THE COHH.oSiun uannu I ADV ?n SERVICE UNLESS ™ESE ARE SPECIFICALLY REFERRED

TO THE COMMISSION BY THE GOVERNOR, OR ---

THE COMMISSION CANNOT ADVISE

COUNCIL, OR THE STAFF SIDE OF THE ACTING ALONE.

THE SENIOR CIVIL SERVICE

SENIOR CIVIL SERVICE COUNCIL

AS A RESULT OF THE REVISIONS BE ABLE TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO AND ADVISE ON THE INTRODUCTION OF EXISTING BENEFITS.

NOW AGREED, THE COMMISSION WILL REVIEW CIVIL SERVICE BENEFITS, NEW BENEFITS AND CHANGES TO

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FINANCIAL SECRETARY VISITS FACTORIES XXX

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TODAY (TUESDAY) CONTINUED HIS REGULAR PROGRAMME OF FACTORY VISITS BY TOURING A WATCH MANUFACTURER AND AN ALUMINIUM FACTORY IN KWUN TONG.

MR BREMRIDGE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, W ALEX PURVES, AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR HUGH BOYLE, ARRIVED AT SUNCITI MANUFACTURERS LTD IN HUNG TO ROAD, WHERE HE WAS NET BY THE DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER, MR K. NUMATA.

ESTABLISHED IN 1970 WITH JAPANESE INTEREST, THE COMPANY PRODUCES ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL WATCHES, AND WATCH ASSESSOR IES WITH IMPORTED COMPONENTS AND MOVEMENTS. THE PRODUCTS ARE FOR EXPORT TO THE MIDDLE EAST, SOUTH EAST ASIA, EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA.

MR BREMRIDGE ALSO VISITED MEYER MANUFACTURING CO LTD IN KWUN TONG ROAD, AND WAS CONDUCTED ON A TOUR OF THE FACTORY BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR CHENG WING GEE AND THE GENERAL MANAGER, W STANLEY CHENG.

SET UP IN 1951, THE LOCALLY-OWNED LIMITED COMPANY PRODUCES NON-STICK COATED ALUMINIUM COOKWARE, ELECTRIC COOKWARE, ASHTRAYS, FLASHLIGHTS AND STEEL HINGES FOR MARKETS IN THE UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM, FAR EAST, SOUTH AMERICA AND BELGIUM. IT IMPORTS ITS RAW MATERIALS SUCH AS TEFLON COATINGS, ALUMINIUM AND ALLOY INGOTS, WHILST ALUMINIUM SHEETS, PLATES AND CIRCLES ARE SUPPLIED MAINLY BY ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANY, MEYER ALUMINIUM LTD.

MEYER ALUMINIUM LTD WAS GRANTED A SITE OF 12 000 SQUARE METRES TO ESTABLISH AN ALUMINIUM PLANT IN TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE. THE PLANT, WITH A TOTAL INVESTMENT AMOUNTING TO $80 MILLION, IS EXPECTED TO START PRODUCTION IN JULY 1983.

«ATBR FIGURES * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 70.7 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 408.464 MILLION CUBIC METRES, EQUIVALENT TO 257 DAYS’ CONSUMPTION.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 259.663 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 45 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

ROAD CLOSURE IN MOUNT DAVIS M * *

THE ACCESS ROAD TO MOUNT DAVIS AT ITS JUNCTION WITH VICTORIA ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 13).

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TSIM SHA TSUI AND LOK FU ft ft ft

A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTIONS IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 6 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 13) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOOTBRIDGES.

THE SECTIONS INCLUDE?

ft SALISBURY ROAD BETWEEN MODY LANE AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH »

ft MODY ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH MODY LANE AND OUTSIDE SHANGRILA HOTEL? AND

ft THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH INTO SALISBURY ROAD EASTBOUND.

DURING THE CLOSURE, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON SALISBURY ROAD HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AND HUNG HOM AREAS WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, WHILE THOSE HEADING FOR TSIM SHA TSUI EAST WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, CAMERON ROAD, CARNARVON ROAD AND GRANVILLE ROAD.

TRAFFIC ON SALISBURY ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR TSIM SHA TSUI SOUTH OR CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH WILL BE DIVERTED VIA MODY LANE, MODY ROAD, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, GRANVILLE ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH.

TRAFFIC ON MODY LANE SOUTHBOUND HEADING FOR TSIM SHA TSUI SOUTH WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SALISBURY ROAD EASTBOUND, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, GRANVILLE ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH.

ACCESS TO WING ON PLAZA, MIRROR TOWER AND SHANGRILA HOTEL WILL BE MAINTAINED VIA MODY ROAD EASTBOUND, AND THAT TO ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL AND THE METERED PUBLIC CAR PARK OUTSIDE THE HOTEL WILL BE VIA MODY ROAD WESTBOUND.

MOTORISTS ON CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AREA ARE ADVISED TO USE GRANVILLE ROAD, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD AND HONG CHONG ROAD.

MEANWHILE IN LOK FU, WANG TAU HOM EAST ROAD BETWEEN JUNCTION ROAD AND FU MEI STREET EAST WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 AM TO 5 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 11) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

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VEHICLES TRAVELLING ALONG FU HING STREET IN SHEUNG SHUI WILL EE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO JOCKEY CLUB ROAD FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

PARKING POLICY PRESS CONFERENCE * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE GOVERNMENT’S PARKING POLICY AND ITS FUTURE PLANS FOR THE PROVISION OF CAR PARKS WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT 11.30 AM.

IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE GIS THEATRE, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN BY PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR MICHAEL CLANCY, CHIEF ESTATE SURVEYOR, MR JOHN DILLEY AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR STEPHEN LAM.

A LIST OF THE PROPOSED CAR PARKS IN THE GOVERNMENT’S SALES AND BUILDING PROGRAMME, IN ADDITION TO A PRESS RELEASE, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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SAFETY AT WORK TV PROGRAMME

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A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, KOWLOON AT 3 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 12) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE SECOND +SAFETY AT WORK* TELEMATCH/QUIZ TV PROGRAMME.

THE HALF-MILLION DOLLAR PRODUCTION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, RTHK AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES AND CO-SPONSORED BY SHU I ON CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD., IS DESIGNED FOR WORKERS OF BOTH THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES TO INCREASE THEIR AWARENESS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE WILL BE MR YIU YAN-NANG, ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR WILLY NGA I, SENIOR PRODUCER OF RTHK, MR STANISLAUS TSAO, CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERATION’S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, AND MR VINCENT LO HONG-SUI, CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF SHU I ON GROUP.

MEMBERS OF THE WINNING TEAM IN THE COMPETITION WILL BE FLOWN TO BRITAIN FOR AN EIGHT-DAY, ALL EXPENSES PAID HOLIDAY.

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

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JUNE 1982 ...

DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SPORTS ............................... J

TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT QUARTERLY REPORT ................ 4

LESS RAINFALL IN JULY ....................................  5

DETAILS OF +SAFETY AT WORK+ TV PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED......... 7

APPLICATIONS FOR 'KAITO* SERVICES INVITED ................. 9

GOVERNOR VISITS WESTERN DISTRICT ......................... 10

REMINDER TO RETURN QUESTIONNAIRE.......................... 10

SURVEY OF PART-TIME DAY RELEASE COURSE ................... 11

SOUTHERN DB MEMBERS VISIT TUEN MUN ....................... 12

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TSIM SHA TSUI .................. 13

TEMPORARY RIGHT TURN BAN IN SHEUNG WAN ................... 1}

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MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JUNE 1982 * * * * *

THE MONEY SUPPLY AND FINANCIAL STATISTICS FOR JUNE 1982 ARE PUBLISHED TODAY. THERE WAS A FURTHER SHIFT OF DEPOSITS FROM DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES TO BANKS, AS REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES CONTINUED, AS REQUIRED, TO RUN DOWN THEIR SHORT-TERM DEPOSITS; AND THERE WAS A FURTHER MARKED EXPANSION IN FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS, WHICH PROBABLY CONTINUED TO REFLECT THE EXEMPTION, SINCE FEBRUARY, OF SUCH DEPOSITS FROM INTEREST TAX.

AS A RESULT OF THESE STRUCTURAL INFLUENCES, M2 AGAIN INCREASED BY MORE THAN M3, AND TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS CONTINUED TO GROW FASTER THAN ITS RESPECTIVE HONG KONG DOLLAR-DENOMINATED COMPONENT.

THE DETAILED FIGURES FOR JUNE 1982, AND COMPARISONS WITH PREVIOUS MONTHS, ARE SET OUT IN TABLE 1. TABLE 2 SETS OUT SOME FIGURES FROM THE QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS AND ADVANCES FOR USE IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR. (NOTE: THE TWO TABLES ARE APPENDED).

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

THE HK$ MONEY SUPPLY, ON THE NARROWEST DEFINITION, Ml, ROSE BY 1.4 PER CENT IN JUNE, AFTER FALLING BY 1.6 PER CENT IN MAY. REFLECTING THE CONTINUING SHIFT OF DEPOSITS FROM DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES TO BANKS, HK$ M2 GREW BY 2.1 PER CENT IN JUNE WHILE HK$ M3 FELL BY 1.0 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A GROWTH OF 0.7 PER CENT AND A FALL OF 1.3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

IN THE SECOND QUARTER HK$ Ml ROSE BY 2.8 PER CENT AND

HK$ M2 BY 5.3 PER CENT, WHILE HK$ M3 FELL BY 2.0 PER CENT. OVER

THE TWELVE MONTHS TO JUNE, HK$ Ml, M2 AND M3 ROSE BY 4.3 PER CENT, 14.9 PER CENT AND 1.6 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

TOTAL (ALL CURRENCIES) MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL Ml ROSE BY 1.7 PER CENT IN JUNE AFTER SHOWING LITTLE CHANGE IN MAY. TOTAL M2 GREW BY 7.6 PER CENT, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 5.9 PER CENT IN MAY, AND TOTAL M3 ROSE BY 3.5 PER CENT, AFTER AN INCREASE OF 3.2 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

IN THE SECOND QUARTER, Ml ROSE BY 4.1 PER CENT, M2 BY 23.3 PER CENT AND M3 BY 12.4 PER CENT. OVER THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD THESE THREE AGGREGATES ROSE BY 8.5 PER CENT, 54.1 PER CENT AND 27.5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG

LOANS BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FOR USE IN HONG KONG ROSE IN JUNE BY 2.4 PER CENT, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE CF 1.8 PER CENT IN MAY. IN THE SECOND QUARTER TOTAL LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG EXPANDED BY 7.8 PER CENT, AND OVER THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS BY 35.7 PER CENT.

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WITHIN THE TOTAL, LOANS BY TANKS GREW IN JUNE BY 2.5 PER CENT, and THOSE BY DEPOSIT-TAKINO COMPANIES BY 2.2 PER CENT, FOLLOWING INCREASED OF 2.1 PER CENT AND 0.8 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN "HE PREVIOUS MONTH.

QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS AND ADVANCES FOR USE IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR

IN THE SECOND QUARTER, LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DTCS TO THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR ROSE BY 3.1 PER CENT, /.HILE THOSE TO THE BUILDING A D CONSTRUCTION SECTOR ROSE BY 13.4 PER CENT. LOANS TO THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE DECLINED BY 0.9 PER CENT. BORROWING BY INDIVIDUALS TO PURCHASE FLATS IN THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME EXPANDED BY 17.3 PER CENT, AND BORROWING TO PURCHASE OTHER RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ROSE BY 3.6 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

THERE WERE INCREASES IN JUNE OF $26.4BN., TO 3469.1BN., IN THE SPOT FOREIGN CURRENCY LIABILITIES OF THE MONETARY SECTOR AND CF $22.3“ TO S457.7B’., IN THE SPOT FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS. THUS, THE SECTOR AS A ’'HOLE HAD NET FOREIGN CURRENCY LIABILITIES AT THE END OF JUNE OF S11.4BK. : WITHIN THIS, BANKS HAD NET LIABILITIES OF <4.23N., AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES HAD NET LIABILITIES OF U7.2EN.

BALANCE SHEET RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 18 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS IN HONG KONG FELL IN JUNE TO 48.7 PER CENT FROM 49.5 PER CENT IN MAY. THE RATIO OF THEIR LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG TO THEIR DEPOSITS FELL AGAIN, TO 82.2 PER CENT AT THE END OF JUNE FROM 86.8 PER CENT AT THE END OF MAY, PARTLY REFLECTING THE CONTINUING RAPID 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 53.4 PER CEN" IN JUNE FROM 51.4 PER CENT IN MAY. THE RATIO CF THEIR LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG TO THEIR DEPOSITS ROSE FURTHER T0 95.2 PER CENT AT THE END OF JUNE FROM 85.2 PER CENT AT THE E 3 OF MAY, LARGELY REFLECTING THE CONTINUED DECLINE IN DEPOSITS WITH THEM.

NUMBER CF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE Nivv- o~ REPORTING BANKS REMAINED UNCHANGED IN JUN"

AT 123. UMBER OF LICENSE DEPOSIT-TAKI"G CO'-'' IES INCREASED

EM 7 TO 1- * " :-z ,‘UMBE' O' REGISTERED DEPOSIT-' '.ING COMPANIES

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THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR BRIAN COAK, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT HONG KONG NEEDED AN OVERALL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SPORTS.

+WITHOUT GOOD ORGANISATION, RAPID GROWTH AND ATTAINMENT OF HIGHER STANDARDS WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE,* MR COAK TOLD A LUNCHEON MEETING OF ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND SOUTH.

IF HONG KONG WAS TO ATTRACT OVERSEAS COMPETITION, NOT ONLY MUST IT HAVE THE FINANCE AND THE FACILITIES, IT MUST FIRST HAVE THE ORGANISATION TO PULL ALL THINGS TOGETHER TO AN INTERNATIONALLY ACCEPTABLE STANDARD, HE POINTED OUT.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD AGREED TO EXAMINE THE POSSIBILITIES FOR A +NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR SPORT* ON THE ADVICE OF THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT.

MR COAK REFERRED TO THE FRAGMENTED STRUCTURE AND ORGANISATION OF SPORT WHICH HE SAID IMPEDED DEVELOPMENT AND WHICH REQUIRED RECTIFICATION.

HE THEN MADE THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS FOR RE-ORGAN I SAT IONs

ft TO BUILD UP THE SPORTS ADMINISTRATION SECTION OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT WHICH WOULD ASSIST THE GOVERNING BODIES AND THE PLETHORA OF VOLUNTARY SPORTS ORGANISATIONS;

ft TO CREATE AN INDEPENDENT COUNCIL FOR SPORT WITH ITS OWN STAFF CHARGED WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MATTERS RELATING TO ORDERLY DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT; AND

ft TO INJECT PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF INTO THE AMATEUR SPORT FEDERATION AND OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND THE GOVERNING BODIES.

MR COAK SAID ONE PROBLEM AREA WHICH NEEDED RESOLVING WAS THE CLASHES BETWEEN SPORTSMEN AND THE RECREATIONALI STS OVER THE USE OF CERTAIN FACILITIES.

HE SUGGESTED THAT AN IMMEDIATE EXAMINATION OF POLICIES FOR MANAGEMENT AND USE WAS REQUIRED TO RECONCILE THESE DIFFERENCES AND THE RESULTS USED FOR PLANNING PURPOSES IN THE FUTURE AS THE PROBLEM WAS GOING TO INCREASE RATHER THAN DIMINISH.

EMPHASISING THAT THERE WERE LIMITATIONS TO WHICH PUBLIC FUNDS COULD BE DIVERTED TO MEET LONG-TERM SPORTING REQUIREMENTS, MR COAK CALLED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR +FOR THE BETTERMENT OF OUR SOCIETY AS, WITHOUT THE INDUSTRY OF THESE VERY PEOPLE, CORPORATE PROFITS WILL SIMPLY NOT MATERIALISE.*

♦A BETTER APPROACH MIGHT BE FOR THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO MAKE CORPORATE GIFTS TO A SPORTS DEVELOPMENT TRUST FUND LIKE THE BRITISH SPORTS AID FOUNDATION WITH THE OBJECT OF SUPPORTING SPORTS ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL ATHLETES,* HE SAID.

APART FROM RAISING THE STANDARD OF LOCAL ATHLETES, A PROPER COACHING SYSTEM AND IMPROVEMENTS OF THE CAPABILITIES OF TECHNICAL OFFICIALS AND SPORTS ADMINISTRATORS WERE ALSO NEEDED, HE ADDED.

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TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT QUARTERLY REPORT * * * *

THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT ATTACHED TO THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 1 328 COMPLAINTS IN THE THREE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30 THIS YEAR, 71 MORE THAN IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, BUT THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT ROAD CONGESTION HAS DROPPED FROM 194 TO 156.

ACCORDING TO THE LATEST REPORT COMPILED BY THE TCU, THE UNIT ONLY RECEIVED SEVEN DIRECT COMPLAINTS OR SUGGESTIONS ABOUT THE PRIVATE CAR GROWTH RESTRAINT MEASURES INTRODUCED IN MAY.

FOUR SUPPORTED THE MEASURES, TWO WERE AGAINST WITH A VARIETY CF COUNTER-PROPOSALS, AND ONE CRITICISED THE SUPPLEMENTARY LICENCE FEE FOR DIESEL PRIVATE CARS.

OF ALL THE COMPLAINTS IN THE THREE MONTHS, THE GREATEST PROPORTION WAS STILL ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES.

MOST OF THESE 760 COMPLAINTS REFERRED TO BUS SERVICES. ALTHOUGH KMB RECEIVED 275 COMPLAINTS WHILE CMB HAD 246, THE REPORT NOTED THAT COMPLAINTS AGAINST CMB CONTINUED TO BE HIGH IN COMPARISON WITH KMB, WHICH HAS A LARGER SHARE OF THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC.

IN AN ANALYSIS OF THE COMPLAINTS MADE AGAINST CMB, IT WAS NOTED THAT 10 OUT OF THE 52 COMPLAINTS AGAINST IT FOR NON-ADHERENCE TO BUS FREQUENCY COULD BE ACCOUNTED TO THE COMPANY. THE REMAINDER COULD BE ATTRIBUTED MAINLY TO TRAFFIC CONGESTION OR OTHER FACTORS BEYOND ITS CONTROL.

OF THE 54 COMPLAINTS AGAINST CMB STAFF FOR FAILING TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS, SIX COULD NOT BE FOLLOWED UP DUE TO INSUFFICIENT INFORMATION AND NINE WERE MADE DURING A TWO-WEEK COMPAIGN AGAINST BUS OVERLOADING.

CMB HAS BEEN RESPONDING TO COMPLAINTS AND THE TCU IS NOW SENDING THE COMPLAINTS IT RECEIVES TO THE COMPANY FOR FIRST HAND INFORMATION ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

IN ADDITION TO THE BUS COMPANIES, TAXIS WERE THE SUBJECT CF 58 COMPLAINTS, MAXICABS 51 AND THE HK AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY 41, COMPARED WITH 46, 40 AND 61 RESPECTIVELY IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.

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LESS RAINFALL IN JULY * * * * *

THE RAINFALL IN JULY WAS 296.2 MM, OR 20.6 MM BELOW NORMAL, ACCORDING TO THE MONTHLY WEATHER SUMMARY RELEASED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY TODAY.

HOWEVER, THE TOTAL RAINFALL OF 1 JULY WAS 26 PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL.

649.2 MM FROM JANUARY TO

JULY 29 EXPERIENCED A MAXIMUM OF 34.8 DEGREES CELSIUS, THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH AND THE FOURTH HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR JULY.

DURING THE MONTH, THREE TROPICAL CYCLONES — TROPICAL STORM TESS, SEVERE TROPICAL STORM WINONA AND TYPHOON ANDY — CAME WITHIN 400 NAUTICAL MILES OF HONG KONG, BUT NONE OF THEM CAUSED ANY SERIOUS DAMAGE. SIGNAL NO. 3 WAS THE HIGHEST RAISED FOR EACH.

AFTER PASSING 50 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF HONG KONG ON JULY 1, TESS MOVED AWAY TOWARDS THE EAST AND DISSIPATED NEAR TAIWAN IN THE MORNING OF JULY 2. BUT A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE CONTINUED TILL JULY 6 AND BROUGHT WIDESPREAD THUNDERY SHOWERS, WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR MORE THAN HALF OF THE MONTH’S RAINFALL IN HONG KONG.

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE FROM THE PACIFIC PERSISTED OVER SOUTH CHINA FROM JULY 8 TO 15, RESULTING IN A SPELL OF FINE AND HOT WEATHER WITH A FEW SHOWERS.

ON JULY 16, SEVERE TROPICAL STORM WINONA CAME WITHIN 200 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHWEST OF HONG KONG. A MAXIMUM GUST PEAK SPEED CF 50 KNOTS WAS RECORDED AT TATE’S CAIRN.

WINONA LANDED OVER LEI ZHOU PENINSULA IN THE MORNING OF JULY 17, AND THE WEATHER WAS GENERALLY FINE AGAIN UNTIL JULY 21.

FROM JULY 22 TO 26 THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON PREVAILED OVER HONG KONG, WITH SOME HEAVY SHOWERS ON THE FIRST DAY.

TEMPERATURES OF OVER 33 DEGREES CELSIUS WERE RECORDED FROM JULY 27 TO 29, AS TYPHOON ANDY APPROACHED TAIWAN.

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ON JULY 29, TWO FLIGHTS TO TAIWAN WERE CANCELLED AND 14 OTHERS DELAYED.

DURING THE AFTERNOON OF JULY 30, STRONG SOUTHWEST MONSOON SET IN BUT MODERATED IN THE EVENING.

ON JULY 31, THE WEATHER BECAME UNSETTLED WITH OCCASIONAL THUNDERY SHOWERS.

THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED BETWEEN JULY 2 AND 8, AS WELL AS ON JULY 13, 30 AND 31.

THE STRONG MONSOON SIGNAL WAS HOISTED IN THE AFTERNOON OF JULY 30 AND LOWERED THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

THE .'ONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE i

SUNSHINE 204.4 HOURS — 26.5 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

RAINFALL 296.2 MM — 20.6 MM BELOW NORMAL

CLOUDINESS 63 PER CENT — TWO PER CENT MORE THAN NORMAL

RELATIVE HUMIDITY 82 PER CENT — ONE PER CENT HIGHER THAN NORMAL

MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 30.9 DEGREES — CELSIUS 0.7 DEGREE CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

KAN TEMPERATURE 28.6 DEGREES — CELSIUS NORMAL

KAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 26.6 DEGREES — CELSIUS 0.3 DEGREE CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

KAN DEW POINT 25.1 DEGREES — CELSIUS 0.1 DEGREE CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

TOTAL EVAPORATION 158.8 MM —• 20.7 MM BELOW NORMAL

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 34.8 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON JULY 29.

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 24.5 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON JULY 3.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1982

DETAILS OF +SAFETY AT WORK+ TV PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED *****

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL BE TREATED TO ANOTHER +SAFETY AT WORK* TELEVISION PROGRAMME LATER THIS YEAR, WHICH IS A MAJOR PART OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S CURRENT MILLION-DOLLAR INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

AND THE WINNING TEAM OF THIS HALF-MILLION-DOLLAR TV PRODUCTION WILL BE AWARDED THE GRAND PRIZE OF AN EIGHT-DAY, ALL EXPENSE PAID HOLIDAY IN BRITAIN.

OTHER PARTICIPATING TEAMS, FROM BOTH THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES, WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO WIN VARIOUS PRIZES WORTH A TOTAL OF MORE THAN 3300 000. THESE INCLUDE A FREE TRIP TO THAILAND FOR THE FIRST RUNNER-UP, HI-FI SETS, TV VIDEO RECORDERS, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES, SUMPTUOUS DINNERS, JEWELLERY AND CAMPING AND SPORTS GEAR.

IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE COLOUR TV SETS AND JEWELLERY FOR HOME VIEWERS.

THE TELEVISION PROGRAMME WAS FIRST ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, RTHK AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES LAST YEAR TO EDUCATE WORKERS IN THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON THE NEED TO IMPROVE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY STANDARDS.

THE PROGRAMME WAS SO SUCCESSFUL LAST YEAR THAT THE ORGANISERS DECIDE TO REPEAT IT THIS YEAR WITH AN IMPROVED FORMAT AND MORE WORKERS’ PARTICIPATION.

DETAILS OF THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME WERE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE, ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR YIU YAN-NANG, SAID THAT THE NUMBER OF EPISODES FOR THIS YEAR’S TV PROGRAMME HAD BEEN INCREASED FROM 10 TO 13 AND THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPATING TEAMS FROM 18 TO 27.

THE TEAMS WOULD BE COMPETING IN ELIMINATING ROUNDS AND THE FINAL WINNING TEAM WILL BE FLOWN TO BRITAIN IN FEBRUARY OR MARCH NEXT YEAR.

MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE PRIZES HAVE BEEN DONATED BY COMMERCIAL FIRMS, INCLUDING THE RETURN AIR TICKETS TO THE UK BY SHUI ON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.

THANKING RTHK AND THE FEDERATION AND THE MANY FIRMS WHICH DONATED PRIZES, MR YIU POINTED OUT THAT INVOLVEMENT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS SUCH AS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WAS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE AND WOULD ENABLE THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MESSAGE TO REACH EVERY HOME AND WORKPLACE IN HONG KONG.

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERATION’S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR STANISLAUS TSAO, POINTED OUT THAT THE FEDERATION’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE TV PROGRAMME FORMED PART OF ITS CONTINUOUS EFFORTS IN PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

HE SAIDi + IT IS ENCOURAGING TO SEE THAT MORE AND MORE EMPLOYERS ARE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF, AND ARE EAGERLY SUPPORTING, THE CAUSE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. THEIR SUPPORT, WITHOUT WHICH THIS PROGRAMME WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE, WILL GO A LONG WAY IN HELPING TO DRIVE HOME SUCH AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE.*

THE CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE^SHUI ON GROUP, MR VINCENT H.S. LO, POINTED OUT THAT HIS COMPANY SHARED THE SAME BELIEF AS THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY THAT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WAS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF PRODUCTIVITY, AND THAT THE PROMOTION OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WAS A PRESSING NECESSITY.

APART FROM CO-SPONSOR I NG THE NEW TV SERIES, THE COMPANY WOULD BE SENDING A TEAM OF WORKERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMME AGAIN.

A SENIOR PRODUCER OF RTHK, MR WILLY NGA I, SAID THAT THE BASIC FORMAT OF THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THAT OF LAST YEAR’S.

BESIDES THE POPULAR INDUSTRIAL SAFETY QUIZ AND TELEMATCH COMPETITION, THE PROGRAMME WOULD ALSO FEATURE NEWS ABOUT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS.

PRODUCTION OF THE FIRST EPISODE WOULD BEGIN IN THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER WITH SCREENING SCHEDULED THE FOLLOWING MONTH.

MEANWHILE, EMPLOYERS IN THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES HAVE BEEN URGED TO SUPPORT THE +SAFETY AT WORK*

TELEVISION PROGRAMME BY SENDING WORKERS TO TAKE PART IN IT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID THAT APPLICATION

FORMS WERE AVAILABLE AT RTHK IN BROADCAST DRIVE, THE PUBLICITY

UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT IN LEE GARDENS AND THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION IN CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES. THE DEADLINE FOR RETURNING THE APPLICATION FORMS IS SEPTEMBER 30.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TELEPHONE 5-778271 EXT. 215.

THE PROGRAMME, THE SPOKESMAN CONTINUED, WOULD CONSIST OF

13 HALF-HOUR EPISODES. THE FIRST NINE EPISODES WOULD BE PRELIMINARY ROUNDS- THE 10TH TO 12TH EPISODES SEMI-FINALS AND THE 13TH EPISODE THE GRAND FINAL.

A TOTAL OF 27 TEAMS FROM BOTH THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES ARE BEING SOUGHT TO TAKE PART IN THE 13 EPISODES.

THREE TEAMS, EACH COMPRISING FIVE CONTESTANTS AND ABOUT

25 ^SUPPORTERS*, WOULD BE GROUPED IN EACH OF THE PRELIMINARY ROUNDS IN COMPETITION WITH EACH OTHER. THE NINE WINNING TEAMS FROM THE PRELIMINARY ROUNDS WOULD THEN COMPETE FOR THREE PLACES IN THE

SEMI-FINALS.

THE THREE SEMl-F!NALI STS WOULD COMPETE FOR THE HONOUR CF OVERALL WINNER IN THE GRAND FINAL WHICH WOULD BE HELD OUTDOORS.

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APPLICATIONS FOR ’KAITO’ SERVICES INVITED * * H *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL INVITE APPLICATIONS FOR ’KAITO’ SERVICE LICENCES TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT UNDER THE NEW FERRY SERVICES ORDINANCE ENACTED ON JUNE 15, 1982, ’KAITO’ OPERATORS MUST HOLD A SERVICE LICENCE IN ADDITION TO THE VESSEL LICENCE.

HE STRESSED THAT AS FROM JANUARY 1, 1983, ’KAITO’ OPERATORS WITHOUT A SERVICE LICENCE WILL BE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $100 000.

THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS EXERCISE IS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE THESE SERVICES.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE GRANTED A ONE-YEAR SERVICE LICENCE AT A FEE OF $50.

THE OPERATORS WILL THEN BE REQUIRED TO INFORM THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ON THE DETAILS OF THEIR SERVICES PERIODICALLY.

THE OTHER CONDITION IS THAT SCHEDULE OF SERVICES AND FARES MUST BE DISPLAYED ON THE VESSELS, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

FULL DETAILS OF THE CONDITIONS WILL BE SPECIFIED IN THE ♦NOTES FOR GUIDANCE* ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION FORMS.

THESE FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS AND ITS KOWLOON REGIONAL OFFICE, MARINE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS AND ITS VARIOUS DISTRICT MARINE OFFICES AT ABERDEEN, CHEUNG CHAU, SAI KUNG, SHAU KEI WAN, TAI PO, TUEN MUN AND YAU MA TEI AND AT ALL NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED EITHER IN PERSON OR BY REGISTERED POST TO REACH THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, 32 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI BY 5 PM ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1982.

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1982

GOVERNOR VISITS WESTERN DISTRICT K K F

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND LADY YOUDE THIS AFTERNOON VISITED THE WESTERN DISTRICT TO SEE THE PROGRESS ON URBAN IMPROVEMENT.

THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF LANDS, MR P.A. WARD; THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT TOWN PLANNER, MR C.S. CHAU; THE GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT (ESTATE MANAGEMENT), MR C.M. MO< AND THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (CENTRAL AND WESTERN/WAN CHAI), MR A.G. COOPER.

SIR EDWARD WAS BRIEFED ON THE URBAN RENEWAL PILOT SCHEME IN WESTERN DISTRICT AND PLANS TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AREAS SUCH AS WAN CHAI, WESTERN AND YAU MA TEI. THESE AREAS ARE GENERALLY REFERRED TO AS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AREAS BECAUSE THEIR SIZES ARE CONSIDERABLY SMALLER THAN THAT OF THE PILOT SCHEME.

THE GOVERNOR SHOWED KEEN INTEREST IN THE URBAN RENEWAL PILOT SCHEME WHICH COVERS AN AREA OF OVER 110 HECTARES.

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REMINDER TO RETURN QUESTIONNAIRE * * *

A TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN TODAY (THURSDAY) REMINDED BUSINESSMEN AND MANUFACTURERS IN THE DISTRICT TO SUPPLY UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THEIR ESTABLISHMENTS FOR THE COMPILATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL DIRECTORY.

COPIES OF A QUESTIONNAIRE WERE SENT TO THEM LAST MONTH TO COLLECT THE INFORMATION.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED RECIPIENTS TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THE QUESTIONNAIRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

♦STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAVE BEEN TELEPHONING RECIPIENTS TO REMIND THEM TO COMPLETE THE FORM BUT NOT TO REQUEST INFORMATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID AND STRESSED THAT NO INFORMATION SHOULD BE GIVEN OUT ON THE TELEPHONE.

THE DIRECTORY IS INTENDED AS AN INFORMATION REFERENCE ON TUEN MUN FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS BUSINESSMEN.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1982

SURVEY OF PART-’ DAY RELEASE COURSES

THE COMMITTEE ON TECH iC-< EDUCATION OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING C UNCIL IS TO C?- -7 A SURVEY OF THE DEMAND OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE FOR ? 1T-T!' :AY RELEASE COURSES ORGANISED BY THE

HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.

THE r AIN OBJECTIVES OF THE SURVEY ARE TO FIND OUT j

(A) THE PART-TIME DAY RELEASE COURSES WHICH EMPLOYERS WOULD LIKE PROVIDED FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES IN THE POLYTECHNIC AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTES,

(B) THE LOCATIONS WHERE EMPLOYERS WOULD PREFER SUCH COURSES TO BE PROVIDED, AND

(C) THE LIKELY NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHICH EMPLOYERS WOULD SPONSOR TO SUCH COURSES.

THE SURVEY WILL PE CONDUCTED BETWEEN AUGUST 16 AND SEPTEMBER 11, 1982 WITH THS ASSISTANCE OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT.

QUESTIONNAIRES FOR THE SURVEY HAVE BEEN SENT TO ABOUT 3 300 EMPLOYERS IN MANUFACiUR I NG, COMMERCE AND SERVICING SECTORS. DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD, SURVEY INTERVIEWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL CALL AT THESE EMPLOYERS TO COLLECT THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR GRAHAM C.H. CHENG, URGED EMPLOYERS TO CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING THE REQUIRED INFORMATION WHICH WILL HELP THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS TO PLAN THEIR COURSES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EMPLOYERS.

♦THE INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM THE SURVEY WILL BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYER,+ HR CHENG STRESSED.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1982

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SOUTHERN DB MEMBERS VISIT TUEN MUN *****

UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL VISIT TUEN MUN ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 14) TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NEW TOWN.

THE BOARD MEMBERS, ACCOMPANIED BY THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (SOUTHERN), MR K.C. KWONG, WILL ARRIVE AT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT FOARD O'TICE AT FOO YIK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SAN ON STREET AT 9.50 AM.

AT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD OFFICE, THE EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD, mp L*U WONG-FAT, WILL DELIVER A WELCOMING SPEECH TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS. MR BILLY LAM, THE DISTRICT OFFICER (TUEN MUN), WILL BRIEF THEM ON THE PRESENT AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN, AND THE WCRK TARGETS OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD FOR 1982-83. AFTERWARDS, MEMBERS OF BOTH DISTRICT BOARDS WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION ON THE WORK OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS.

THEY WILL LEAVE FOR YAU 01 ESTATE AT 11 AM AND PROCEED TO THE ROOF-TOP OF 01 HAY LAU FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE TOWN CENTRE AND INDUSTRIAL AREA. THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (COMMUNITY), MR WILLIAM HUI, WILL BRIEF THE BOARD MEMBERS ON THE TOWN PARK AND THE CIVIC AND CULTURAL COMPLEX PROJECTS IN TUEN MUN.

LATER, THE GROUP WILL LOOK OVER THE CONSTRUCTION WORK OF YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE AT YAN CHING CIRCUIT, AND VISIT YAN 01 TONG SPORTS CENTRE AT TAI HING ESTATE AND THE TANG SHU I KIN SPORTS GROUND AT TSUN WEN ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS

OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD TO TUEN MUN ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 14).

NED IA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE AT 9.45 AM AT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD OFFICE, NINTH FLOOR, FOO YIK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SAN ON STREET, TUEN MUN.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN TSIM SHA TSUI * * * *

A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTIONS IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE MORNINGS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (AUGUST 14 AND 15) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOOTBRIDGES.

THE SECTIONS INCLUDES

* SALISBURY ROAD BETWEEN MODY LANE AND SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD;

* MODY ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH MODY LANE AND OUTSIDE HOLIDAY INN HARBOUR VIEW; AND

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH INTO SALISBURY ROAD EASTBOUND.

DURING THE CLOSURE, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON SALISBURY ROAD HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AND HUNG HOM AREAS WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, WHILE THOSE HEADING FOR MODY ROAD EAST OF MODY LANE WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, CAMERON ROAD, CARNARVON ROAD AND GRANVILLE ROAD.

TRAFFIC ON SALISBURY ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR TSIM SHA TSUI AREAS WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HONG CHONG ROAD, HONG TAT PATH AND CHEONG WAN ROAD.

TRAFFIC ON MODY LANE SOUTHBOUND HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AND HUNG HOM AREAS WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SALISBURY ROAD WESTBOUND AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH.

ACCESS TO EMPIRE CENTRE CAR PARK AND REGAL MERIDIEN HOTEL WILL BE MAINTAINED VIA MODY LANE NORTHBOUND OR MODY ROAD EASTBOUND, WHILE THAT TO HOLIDAY INN HARBOUR VIEW AND CARR I AN PUBLIC COACH PARK WILL BE VIA MODY ROAD WESTBOUND.

MOTORISTS ON CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AREA ARE ADVISED TO USE GRANVILLE ROAD, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD AND HONG CHONG ROAD.

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TEMPORARY RIGHT TURN BAN IN SHEUNG WAN * M * *

VEHICLES TRAVELLING ALONG CLEVERLY STREET IN SHEUNG WAN WILL BE TEMPORARILY PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO DES VOEUX FROM FRIDrA?L(JllluSTUi?)BETWEEN 8 PM AND $ AM ABOUT ONE WEEK

THIS IS TO ALLOW FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MTR SHEUNG WAN STATION.

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honet-!r.y Statistics - New Series ; End of June, 198?

Table 1

IIK$ Mn

IV.«• v •* 1 y J uno, '?82 Figures for Earlier lionths (% change ) Kay, 1 1982 March 1982 June, 1<oi

rn - Total 25,570 (+1.7X) 24,968 (.4.1%) 23,951 (+8.5%)

IIKt 2t,CiX) 23,875 (♦i.W 23,348 (+2.8%) 23,016 (+4.-%)

K: - Tot >1 152,591 (*7.6%) 133,143 (+23.3%) 106,55'* (+54.I.O

HU W5,8?< 103,727 (+2.1%) 100,546 (+5.3%) 92,166 ( + 14.y/.)

Mj - Total 212,7'>8 205,509 (+3.5%) 189,354 (+12.4%) 166,852 ( + 2, )

HK$ 14?,2?2 1'*3,737 (-1.0%) 145,245 (-2.0%) 140,072 (,1.6 .)

Bunks’ Bul l.r fiP.ols

DeposJ Is 150,802 139,**'*7 (+8.1%) 119,688 (+26.0%) 96,262 (,56.7+)

cc-i ’ * f icates of deposit 7,555 7,1'*'* (+3.0%) 6,733 (+9.2%) 2,932 (+150.9%)

Qn 1 st and i ng

lx-hi.5 a) .' arh :

For u u in JI. n/.-, F. ig 123,97'< 121,007 (+2.5%) 114,463 (+8.3%) 91,981 ( + 34.8,v)

For use c 1 :'l 1’org " ■/; 3'<,328 32,681 (+5-0%) 32,83't (,4.6%) 31,588 (+8.7%)

Domestic !• .-■•r./i *•-posit Ratio 82.2% 86.8X 95.6% 95.6%

Averop- liquidity Ratio ** 8.7% '*9.5% 51.1$ 47.9%

Det osi t- iiy/ C< a -I’lt ’ !• i •'its

frq .Sit •> '.7, '«55 51,870 (-8.5%) 55,843 (-15.0%) 59,829 (-22.7+)

Hable cvi tifica* of deposit 1,55'* i,yj< (+13.9%) 651 (+138.7%) 785 (+98.0%)

Out: I and i t./

1 • •■. and a    :

F r nr* jn Hong I'*-ng J»5,ir^8 ^^,189 (+2.2%) 42,504 (+6.3%) 32,657 (+38.3%)

. Fur ir <-»H' ■••b l!..»ng Koyg **8,255 '.''^oi (+3.8%) 46,545 (+3.7%) 36,059 (+33.8%)

P- ■ ■tic Ha. / j -it Ratio 95.2% 85.2% 76 • 1X 5**.6%

k ' 1' o liquid i ty Patio 53.**% 51.'*% 49.3 < ^6.4%

Table 2

Quarterly Analysis of Loans and Advances for use in Hong Kong

Category of porrower Loans and Advances by banks Loans by deposit- HKSmn. and Advances -taking companies

ending June 1982 ending March 1982 ending June 1982 ending M irch 198.'

Yanufacturing 98*4 (+2.0%) 13,707 2,*426 ( + 10.2%) 2,202

of which textile 2,687 (-0.1%) 2,691 196 (-1*4.8%) 230

Transport and transport equipment 8,*468 (+15.6%) 7,*457 *4,158 (-0.5%) *♦,179

Building and construction 32,069 (+15.5%) 27,772 11,30*4 (+27.8%) 8,8h6

Wholesale and retail trade 15,709 (+0.5%) 15,636 2,782 (-8.2%) 5,030

Financial concerns* 9,021 (+13.9%) . 7,917 2,*4'43 (+2*4.8%) 1,957

Individuals : to purchase flats in the Home Ownership Scheme and Private Sector Participation Scheme 1,080 (+0.6%) 1,07*4 876 (+*47.7%) 593

to purchase other residential property 9,551 ( + '*.'•%) 9,150 5,919 (+2.*4%) 5,779

other purposes 13,162 ( + *4.3%) 12,62*4 8,969 (-15.8%) 10,*44)5

Others 20,950 (+9.**%) 19,1*46 6,295 (4 1*4.2..) 5,5U

Total* 123,97'4 ( + 8.3%) 1lUtM63 *45,168 (+6.3%) *42,50*4

This excludes funds advanced to banks and deposit-taking companies

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

COMMENCEMENT DATES FOR ANTI-SMOKING LAWS ...................... 1

DRAFT OUTLINE PLAN FOR QUARRY BAY ............................. 3

CENTRAL - TSIM SHA TSUI FERRY SERVICE REMINDER ................ 3

LEASE OF KOWLOON PERMANENT PIER NO. 42 ........................ 4

TENDERS INVITED FOR SEAWALL IN ABERDEEN........................ 4

CALL TO KEEP UP EXPORT ........................................ 5

BRITISH YOUTHS CALL ON GOVERNOR................................ 5

EXAMINATION CANDIDATES SHOULD BE WELL PREPARED ................ 6

LIFE GUARD CLUB PRAISED ....................................... 7

WATER CUT IN WESTERN DISTRICT ................................. 7

RECREATION GROUND FOR SHAM SHUI PO ............................ 8

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN SAI YING PUN ............................... 8

COURSE FOR STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS AND TEACHERS ............. 9

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN SHEK KONG ........................... 9

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1982

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COMMENCEMENT DATES FOR ANTI-SMOKING LAWS * * *

THE FIRST OF HONG KONG’S NEW ANT I-SMOKING LAWS, WHICH WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN STAGES OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS, WILL COME INTO EFFECT IN NOVEMBER.

COMMENCEMENT DATES FOR VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE RECENTLY AMENDED LEGISLATION, AND DETAILS OF THE NEW STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS, ARE CONTAINED IN THE SMOKING (PUBLIC HEALTH) REGULATIONS 1982, SMOKING (PUBLIC HEALTH) (NOTICES) ORDER 1982 AND SMOKING (PUBLIC HEALTH) ORDINANCE 1982 (COMMENCEMENT) NOTICE 1982, ALL OF WHICH ARE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

FROM NOVEMBER 15, IT WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ADVERTISEMENTS IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS, AND OTHER PRINTED MATTERS PUBLISHED OR DISTRIBUTED IN HONG KONG TO CARRY THE GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING AND THE TAR GROUP DESIGNATION OF THE CIGARETTES ADVERTISED.

FROM FEBRUARY 15, 1983, MOST OTHER TYPES OF CIGARETTE ADVERTISEMENTS (NOT INCLUDING NEON SIGNS) WILL BE REQUIRED TO CARRY THE HEALTH WARNING ONLY.

ANYONE RESPONSIBLE FOR A CIGARETTE ADVERTISEMENT WHICH DOES NOT CARRY THE REQUIRED HEALTH WARNING WILL BE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $5 OOO AND A FURTHER FINE OF $500 FOR EACH DAY DURING WHICH THE OFFENCE CONTINUES.

ALSO FROM FEBRUARY 15, 1983, NO-SMOKING AREAS WILL HAVE TO BE DESIGNATED IN 50 PER CENT OF EACH CLASS OF SEATING IN FERRIES, TRAINS AND CINEMAS, CONCERT HALLS AND THEATRES. SMOKING WILL ALSO BE PROHIBITED IN PUBLIC LIFTS, SINGLE DECKER ROAD PUBLIC TRANSPORT (EXCEPT TAXIS AND HIRED VEHICLES) AND ON THE LOWER DECK OF DOUBLE DECKER BUSES AND TRAMS.

MANAGEMENTS WHO FAIL TO SET ASIDE NO-SMOKING AREAS OR TO DISPLAY THE APPROPRIATE SIGNS WILL BE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $5 000. ANYONE WHO SMOKES IN A NO-SMOKING AREA WILL BE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $1 000 AND, IF HE FAILS TO PROVIDE CORRECT PERSONAL PARTICULARS TO THE MANAGEMENT ON DEMAND, TO A FURTHER FINE OF $3 000.

ON MAY 15, 1983, THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING TO BE INCLUDED IN CIGARETTE ADVERTISEMENTS WILL BE EXTENDED TO NEON SIGNS.

FROM AUGUST 15, 1983, IT WILL BE MANDATORY FOR ALL CIGARETTE PACKETS AND RETAIL CONTAINERS ON SALE IN HONG KONG TO CARRY THE HEALTH WARNING AND TAR GROUP RATING. ANY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SALE OF CIGARETTES IN PACKAGING WHICH DOES NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $5 000.

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?arDAY, AUGUST 13, 1982

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THE TAR It! EACH BRAND PRODUCT OF CIGARETTE ON SALE IN HONG

KONG WILL EE DETERMINED 3Y THE GOVERNMENT CHEMIST WITH THE AID OF A SMOKING MACHINE. THE TAR GROUP RATING WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FIVE CATEGORIES, ACCORDING TO THE TAR CONTENT IN MILLIGRAMS IN EACH

CIGARETTE, AS FOLLOWS:

0-10 MGS LOW TAR

11 - 16 MGS LC TO MIDDLE TAR

17 - 22 MGS MIDDLE TAR

23 - 28 MGS MIDDLE TO HIGH TAR

29 AND । OVER HIGH TAR

WHERE GOVERNMENT TESTS HAVE THE EFFECT OF VARYING THE PREVIOUSLY DESIGNATED TAR RATING, CIGARETTES CAN BE SOLD IN PACKAGING BEARING THE OLD RATING FOR UP TO 12 MONTHS. AS FOR PRINTED PUBLICATIONS, THE PREVIOUS DESIGNATION MAY DE USED IN ADVERTISEMENTS FOR TWO WEEKS IN THE CASE OF NEWSPAPERS PUBLISHED AT INTERVALS OF ONE WEEK OR LESS AND FOR THREE MONTHS IN THE CASE OF ANY OTHER JOURNAL.

THE TAR GROUP DESIGNATION OF ANY BRAND OF CIGARETTE WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE MANUFACTURER OR HIS AGENT IF NO SUCH DESIGNATION IS PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT CHEMIST OR IF THE MANUFACTURER ALTERS THE T.R CONTENT AND THEREBY RENDERS THE PREVIOUS DESIGNATION INCORRECT. IN EITHER CASE, WHOLESALERS OF CIGARETTES IN PACKAGING BEARING TAR GROUP DESIGNATIONS DETERMINED UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES WITHIN TWO DAYS AFTER THEY ARE FIRST PUT ON SALE. ANY PERSON WHO FAILS TO NOTIFY THE DIRECTOR ACCORDINGLY COMMITS AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE ON SUMMARY CONVICTION TO A FINE OF S2 OOO.

THE ORDER PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY SPECIFIES THE EXACT FORM THAT THE HEALTH WARNING AND TAR GROUP DESIGNATION SHOULD TAKE.

THE OFFICIAL WORDING CF THE WARNING IS +HK GOVERNMENT HEALTH WARNING: CIGARETTE SMOKING IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH*. THE ORDER STATES IN D'TAIL THE LANGUAGE, TYPEFACE, SIZE, SHAPE, COLOUR AND LOCATION OF THE HEALTH WARNING AND TAR GROUP DESIGNATION BOTH ON CIG ETTE PACKAGING AND IN ADVERTISEMENTS.

ALSO INCLUDED ARE SPECIF(CATIONS FOR THE SIGNS TO BE POSTED IN DE3IGNAT-D 'D-CMOKING AREAS.

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DRAFT OUTLINE PLAN FOR QUARRY BAY * * ft *

DETAILS OF AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR QUARRY BAY ARE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD.

THE MAJOR AMENDMENTS INCLUDE THE EXTENSION OF THE SAI WAN HO RECLAMATION AREA, THE REVISION OF LAND-USE PROPOSALS ON THE QUARRY BAY RECLAMATION AND THE SAI WAN HO RECLAMATION TO PROVIDE SITES FOR COMMERICAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS AS WELL AS COMMUNITY AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, AND THE INCORPORATION CF A RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL TO THE SOUTH OF KING’S ROAD KNOWN AS THE +KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT*.

THE +KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT* WILL ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 35 500 PEOPLE. APART FROM THE DOMESTIC PORTIONS, THE DEVELOPMENT WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY SUPPORTING COMMUNITY FACILITIES SUCH AS YOUTH CENTRES. CHILDREN CENTRES, NURSERIES, SOCIAL CENTRE AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE, AND RECREATIONAL, COMMERCIAL AND CARPARKING FACILITIES.

THE GREEN BELT AREA IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE PLANNING AREA HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS PART OF THE TAI TAM COUNTRY PARK WITHIN WHICH ALL FUTURE USES ARE SUBJECT TO THE CONTROL AND APPROVAL CF THE COUNTRY PARKS AUTHORITY.

THE AMENDED PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CITY DISTRICT CFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERN) ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE) THE TOWN PLANNING DIVISION, 17THE FLOOR. MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD; AND THE CITY DISTRICT CFFICE (EASTERN), 884-686 KING’S ROAD, GROUND AND 1ST FLOOR.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS MAY SUBMIT HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY, TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

COPIES OF THE DRAFT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SURVEY DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, AT *10 FOR AN UNCOLOURED COPY AND 160 PER COLOURED COPY.

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CENTRAL - TSIM SHA TSUI FERRY SERVICE REMINDER

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) REMINDED COMMUTERS THAT STAR FERRY SERVICES BETWEEN CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE CURTAILED FROM SUNDAY (AUGUST 15) DUE TO LOW PATRONAGE.

THE NEW OPERATING HOURS WILL BE FROM 6.30 AM TO 11.30 PM.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1962

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LEASE OF KOWLOON PERMANENT PIER NO. 42 X A

HE aOVERNMEMT HAS AGREED ’0 OFFER BY PRIVATE TREATY GRANT A 10-YEAR LEASE 0" KOwLOC” 3EpwANEN’ PIER NO. 42 TO THE CH-'Ni LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY UMITED.

A LAMDS DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE COMPANY WILL 3E PERMITTED 0 USE THE EXISTING PIER STRUCTURE FOR THE LOADING AND UNLOADING O GOODS AND MATERIALS CONNECTED WITH THE COMPANY.

THE EXTENT OP THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED INVOLVED IS SET OUT IN A NOTICE IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE PUBLISHED TODAY.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR ANY CLAIMS OF PRIVATE RIGHT MAY BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS WITHIN TwO MONTHS.

THE NOTICE, IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH, CAN BE SEEN ON NOTICE BOARDS POSTED NEAR THE SITE WITH THE RELATED PLAN WHICH CAN ALSO ?E SEEN AT THE LANDS DEPARTMEN’ SURVEY DIVISION, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN POAD, THE HUNG HOM CITY DI STR IC’ SUB-OFFICE, 32 WUHU STREET. AND THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, KOWLOON CITY, 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR SEAWALL IN ABERDEEN f K K

TENDERS WILL SOON BE CALLED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SEAWALL FRONTING AP LEI CHAU EAST RECLAMATION, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 500 METRES OF SEAWALL IN THE ABERDEEN CHANNEL, RECLAMATION, ROAD FORMATION WORK AND DRAINAGE WORKS.

ON COMPLETION, ABOUT THREE HECTARES OF LAND TO BE FORMED WILL BE USED AS A REPLACEMENT SITE FOR BOATYARDS DISPLACED BY FURTHER RECLAMATION WORK AT THE NORTHERN COAST OF AP LEI CHAU.

CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR THE CONTRACT IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED BY THE MIDDLE OF 1985.

CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE PORT WORKS DIVISION CF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OF"ICE OF THE EDD, WHO WERE -ESPQNSIBLE FOR DESIGN OF THE WORKS.

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CALL TO KEEP UP EXPORT * * ft

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR PETER TSAO, TODAY (FRIDAY) CALLED ON HONG KONG INDUSTRIALISTS TO KEEP THEIR LEADING POSITION IN THE EXPORT MARKETS BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES TO PRODUCE HIGHER QUALITY PRODUCTS AT COMPETITIVE PRICES.

ADDRESSING THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE HONG KONG FACTORY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, HE SAIDi +1 AM GLAD TO NOTE THAT THE GARMENT INDUSTRY, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS GRADUALLY MOVED UP-MARKET IN RESPONSE TO DEMANDS FOR HIGH QUALITY FASHION GOODS.

♦WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTER PROGRAMMES TAILORED TO THE INDUSTRY’S REQUIREMENTS, THE RISING MANAGEMENT COSTS FOR PRODUCTION CONTROL AND THE NEED TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY, I THINK IT IS INEVITABLE THAT TEXTILE FACTORIES WILL INCREASINGLY USE COMPUTERISED SYSTEMS IN THEIR OPERATIONS.*

HE ALSO NOTED THAT A HIGH RATE OF INVESTMENT AND A READINESS TO INTRODUCE NEW TECHNOLOGY TO MEET COMPETITION - PARTICULARLY THE INTRODUCTION OF MORE ADVANCE EQUIPMENT FOR PRODUCTION PROCESSES — HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE GROWTH OF THE INDUSTRY.

♦OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS (1977-81), THE NUMBER OF FACTORIES AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE GARMENT INDUSTRY INCREASED BY SIX PER CENT AND FIVE PER CENT RESPECTIVELY ON A YEARLY AVERAGE, ILLUSTRATING THAT NEW INVESTMENT IS ENTERING THE INDUSTRY AT A STEADY PACE,* HE SAID.

MR TSAO WAS CONFIDENT THAT FOR MANY YEARS TO COME, THE TEXTILE AND GARMENT INDUSTRY WOULD REMAIN THE MAINSTAY OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMY.

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BRITISH YOUTHS CALL ON GOVERNOR

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SIX YOUNG BRITONS VISITING HONG KONG UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME CALLED ON THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (FRIDAY).

IN THE GROUP FROM SOUTH GLAMORGAN, WALES, ARE MISS ELAINE JOHNS, MISS JENNIFER LENCZNER, MR BRIAN JOHNSON, MR BRIAN MURPHY, hf? ANDREW KN ILL AND MR PETER HIGGINS.

THEY PRESENTED THE GOVERNOR WITH A BOOK ON SOUTH GLAMORGAN, A LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL, AND A PLAQUE.

THEY WERE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MISS SARAH WU, AND THREE OF THE SIX HONG KONG YOUTHS WHO VISITED THE UNITED KINGDOM UNDER THE EXCHANGE PROGRAMME LAST YEAR.

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EXAMINATION CANDIDATES SHOULD BE WELL PREPARED * * * *

MOST CANDIDATES SAT EXAMINATIONS FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY TO OPERATE PLEASURE VESSELS WITHOUT ADEQUATE PREPARATION, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MARINE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

THIS EXPLAINED WHY ONLY 238 OUT OF 956 CANDIDATES LAST YEAR PASSED THE EXAMINATIONS HELD BY THE DEPARTMENT, HE SAID.

THE MAJORITY OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES EITHER HAD ATTENDED COURSES OR WERE REPEATERS, HE ADDED.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 12 OOO LICENSED VESSELS IN HONG KONG, INCLUDING 4 500 PLEASURE BOATS.

♦THE AIM OF THE EXAMINATION IS TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL WHO USE HONG KONG WATERS FOR COMMERCIAL, PLEASURE OR OTHER PURPOSES,♦ HE POINTED OUT.

FOR THIS REASON, EXAMINERS OF THE DEPARTMENT MUST ESTABLISH A CANDIDATE’S COMPETENCY TO TAKE CHARGE OF A PLEASURE VESSEL, HE EXPLAINED.

BUT MANY CANDIDATES, HE ADDED, DID NOT UNDERSTAND THIS REQUIREMENT.

AS THE DEPARTMENT COULD ONLY HANDLE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF CANDIDATES FOR EACH EXAMINATION, SOME OF THOSE WHO NEEDED THE CERTIFICATE FOR EMPLOYMENT SUFFERED DELAY IN TAKING THE EXAMINATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦CANDIDATES ARE UNLIKELY TO BE SUCCESSFUL UNLESS THEY HAVE GAINED GOOD PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND HAVE COVERED THE EXAMINATION SYLLABUS,♦ HE SAID.

COPIES OF THE SYLLABUS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE EXAMINATION CENTRE ON THE 10TH FLOOR OF THE RUMSEY STREET CAR PARK BUILDING.

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC CONDUCTS COURSES IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE ON HOW TO OPERATE PLEASURE VESSELS.

SIMILAR COURSES ARE ALSO OFFERED BY SAILING CLUBS AND SOME PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT 80 PER CENT OF THE CANDIDATES WHO HAD ATTENDED COURSES PASSED THE EXAMINATION AT THE FIRST ATTEMPT.

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LIFE GUARD CLUB PRAISED * * *

MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB HAVE SAVED A TOTAL OF 14 490 LIVES SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1956. LAST YEAR ALONE', THE GUARDS SAVED 901 LIVES, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF RESCUE STARS TO 30 CITIZENS THIS AFTERNOON, MR RIDDELL-SWAN CONGRATULATED THE CLUB ON ITS FAR-SIGHTEDNESS AND DEDICATION IN HELPING TO MAKE WATER RECREATION A MUCH SAFER ACTIVITY.

IN 1981, A TOTAL OF 6 452 YOUNG PEOPLE TRAINED BY THE CLUB GAINED AWARDS FROM THE ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, MR RIDDELL-SWAN SAID. AND DURING THE SAME PERIOD, THE CLUB PROVIDED 9 600 VOLUNTARY LIFE GUARDS AT BATHING BEACHES, SWIMMING POOLS AND LAUNCH PARTIES.

♦I CONTINUE TO BE IMPRESSED BY THE CLUB’S EFFORTS TO EXTEND AND BROADEN ITS ACTIVITIES INTO COMMUNITY AFFAIRS. THESE EFFORTS ARE WELL DEMONSTRATED BY ITS INVOLVEMENT IN THE YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMME, WHICH INCLUDES YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING, SUMMER COURSES ON SWIMMING, LIFE-SAVING, CANOEING, ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION, SCUBA-DIVING AND LAUNCH PICNICS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE INCLUDING STUDENTS, FACTORY WORKERS AND UNDER-PRIVILEGED CHILDREN, AND RECREATION AND HEALTH PROGRAMMES FOR DISABLED CHILDREN.*

MR RIDDELL-SWAN SAID THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND THE CLUB HAVE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER SINCE 1962 TO PROMOTE THE SAVING OF LIFE AT SEA. +AND OUR ASSOCIATION HAS PROVED TO BE NOT ONLY LONG BUT ALSO SUCCESSFUL,* HE ADDED.

A TOTAL OF 583 RESCUE STARS WERE AWARDED DURING THIS PERIOD, HE SAID.

THE RECIPIENTS OF THE RESCUE STARS AT TODAY’S CEREMONY INCLUDED EIGHT FISHERMEN, 10 MEMBERS OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THREE MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, TWO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THREE CLUB MEMBERS.

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WATER CUT IN WESTERN DISTRICT * K * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN WESTERN DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 16) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY QUEEN’S ROAD WEST, HILL ROAD, DES VOEUX ROAD WEST AND FRENCH STREET INCLUDING SIU CHEUNG FONG.

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RECREATION GROUND FOR SHAM SHU I PO * ft *

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS INVITED TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A RECREATION GROUND IN SHAM SHU I PO.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BDD SAID THAT THE SITE, MEASURING 1800 SQUARE METRES AND LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF SHUN NING ROAD AND ^At5I ROAD, WAS FORMERLY USED BY THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY AS A DEPOT.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED INCLUDE A PAVILION, A BASKETBALL COURT^*TOu!eT FACILITIES, FLOWER BEDS ARD PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT.

THE RECREATION GROUND, WHEN COMPLETED WILL [}*^^PZ?RWAN THE CURRENT SHORTAGE OF LOCAL OPEN SPACE IN THE CHEUNG SHA WAN

AREA OF SHAM

WORK IS TO COMPLETE.

SHU I PO.

EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER 1982 AND TAKE SIX MONTHS

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URBAN CLEARWAYS IN SAI YING PUN ft ft ft ft

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY ON DES VOEUX ROAD WEST BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN STREET AND ITS EASTERN JUNCTION WITH CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST WILL BE DESIGNATED AS AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 7 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 16).

WITHIN THE SECTION, ALL VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM DAILY.

THIS WILL ALSO APPLY TO QUEEN STREET BETWEEN DES VOEUX ROAD liEST AND A POINT 15 METRES NORTH OF THAT JUNCTION.

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COURSE FOR STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS AND TEACHERS * * * *

TEACHERS OF AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN STUDENT COUNSELLING CAN NOW APPLY FOR A THREE-MONTH FULL-TIME TRAINING COURSE IN STUDENT GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING.

THE COURSE, ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, IS RUN BY THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC MAINLY FOR NEWLY-RECRUITED STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICERS OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. A SMALL NUMBER OF PLACES, HOWEVER, HAVE BEEN SET ASIDE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN PASTORAL CARE, GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING.

THE COURSE, WHICH WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 15, IS AIMED AT PROVIDING COURSE MEMBERS WITH THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ON PERSONAL GUIDANCE, EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE SO THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTIES COMPETENTLY.

THE COURSE WILL CONSIST OF CLASSROOM TEACHING, OBSERVATIONAL VISITS, SCHOOL ATTACHMENTS AND FIELD WORK PLACEMENT. IN GENERAL TERMS, THE COURSE CONTENT IS ENTIRELY RELEVANT TO THE WORK OF A STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICER AND WOULD BE EXTREMELY USEFUL FOR TEACHING STAFF, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

APPLICANTS MUST BE NOMINATED BY THEIR HEAD OF SCHOOL OR SUPERVISOR AND APPLICATIONS ARE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID IT WOULD BE PREFERABLE FOR SUPERVISORS OR HEADS OF SCHOOLS TO NOMINATE A TEACHER WHO HAS WORKED CLOSELY WITH A STUDENT GUIDANCE OFFICER OR WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE WORK OF A PASTORAL NATURE IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

A SUPPLY TEACHER MAY BE APPOINTED TO REPLACE THE TEACHER WHO WILL ATTEND THE TRAINING COURSE AND THIS TEACHER WILL BE GRANTED FULL-PAY STUDY LEAVE TO ATTEND THE COURSE.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN SHEK KONG X £ %

A SECTION OF KAM SHEUNG ROAD NEAR SHEK TAU WAI VILLAGE IN SHEK KONG WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 15) TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

THIS IS TO ALLOW FOR A MILITARY EXERCISE TO TAKE PLACE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

COUNTRY AND COMMODITY BREAKDOWN FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1982............................  1

NEW STAMP ISSUE OUT ON AUGUST 30 .......................o.Jt 5

TSUEN WAN TRANSPORT COMPLEX ..................................... 7

MORE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES EUR SHA TIN .................... 7

NEW HONG KONG OFFICE FOR SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE........ 8

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN WAN CHaI AND KWAI CHUNG ...................... 8

RIGHT TURN BAN IN CENTRAL ....................................... 9

YUEN LONG LAUNCHES +TREE PLANTING FORTNIGHT+ .................... 9

CHILDREN’S DRAWING COMPETITION IN SHA TIN ...................... 10

FIRING PRACTICE IN HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK ......................   10

TAI 0 AND PENG CHAU MaRKET STALLS FOR AUCTION .................. 11

water cut in kai yip estate

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COUNTRY AND COMMODITY BREAKDOWN FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1982 ******

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 1982, VALUED AT $127 961 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF SIX PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1981.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY SIX PER CENT TO $37 827 MILLION. IMPORTS BY FIVE PER CENT TO $68 718 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS BY TEN PER CENT TO $21 417 MILLION. DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER SHOWED AN INCREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT.

ACCORDING TO TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY, THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR OVERSEAS MARKETS WERE AS FOLLOWS i

JAN.-JUNE 1982 (HK$ MN) JAN.-JUNE 1981 (HK$ MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE (HK$ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

U.S.A. 13 966 12 554 ♦ 1 412 ♦ 11

U.K. 3 180 3 394 - 214 - 6

F.R. OF GERMANY 3 075 3 223 - 149 - 5

CHINA 1 819 1 177 ♦ 642 ♦ 55

JAPAN 1 360 1 246 ♦ 114 ♦ 9

AUSTRALIA 1 304 1 076 + 227 + 21

CANADA 1 134 993 ♦ 141 ♦ 14

SINGAPORE 906 802 + 103 ♦ 13

NETHERLANDS 762 724 + 38 + 5

FRANCE 718 699 19 + 3

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. ROSE BY 11 PER CENT. SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS (BY $705 MILLION OR 91 PER CENT), CLOTHING (BY $526 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT), AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $213 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT). DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $51 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT) AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $457 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT).

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES INCREASED BY $19 MILLION OR TEN PER CENT BUT THOSE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT DECLINED BY $73 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT.

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MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY DECLINED IN VALUE, INCLUDING WATCHES AND CLOCKS (DECLINED BY $20 MILLION OR NINE PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (DECLINED BY $52 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT) AND CLOTHING (DECLINED BY Sill MILLION OR SIX PER CENT). DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES INCREASED STEADILY (BY $19 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $236 MILLION OR 144 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILES (BY $161 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT) AND IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO AUSTRALIA (BY $39 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT).

AN ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS IS PRESENTED BELOW :

JAN.-JUNE 1982 (HK$ MN) JAN.-JUNE 1981 (HK$ MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE (HK$ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTH 1 NG ACCESSORIES 13 049 12 402 ♦ 647 ♦ 5

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS) 6 988 5 476 ♦1 512 ♦ 28

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 3 426 3 655 - 229 - 6

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY TRANSISTORS AND DIODES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE APPLIANCES) 2 965 2 576 ♦ 389 + 15

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 2 658 2 416 ♦ 242 ♦ 10

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 2 402 2 401 INSIGNIFICANT

* LESS THAN HKS0.5 MILLION

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THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM THE TEN MAJOR SOURCES ARE SUMMARISED AS FOLLOWS t

JAN.-JUNE 1982 (HK$ MN) JAN.-JUNE 1981 (HK$ MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE (HK$ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

CHINA 15 307 13 207 ♦2 100 ♦ 16

JAPAN 15 249 15 502 - 253 - 2

U.S.A. 7 243 7 289 - 46 - 1

TAIWAN 5 131 5 207 - 76 - 1

SINGAPORE 5 078 4 870 ♦ 208 ♦ 4

U.K. 3 289 2 915 + 374 + 13

REPUBLIC OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA) 2 306 2 678 - 371 - 14

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 656 1 625 31 + 2

SWITZERLAND 1 312 1 469 - 157 - 11

AUSTRALIA 1 180 902 ♦ 278 ♦ 31

LOCAL DEMAND FOR IMPORTED GOODS FROM CHINA REMAINED STRONG. INCREASES WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN CLOTHING (BY *530 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT), TEXTILES (BY *272 MILLION OR TEN PER CENT), IRON AND STEEL (BY $238 MILLION OR 125 PER CENT), AS WELL AS MEAT AND *£AT PREPARATIONS (BY $202 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM JAPAN, INCREASES WERE NOTED FOR TEXTILE FABRICS (BY $178 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT) AS WELL AS GENERAL INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT, AND MACHINE PARTS (BY $119 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT). DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE YARN (BY $181 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT), ROAD VEHICLES (BY $185 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT), WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $221 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $293 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. WERE LARGELY OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $133 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT), AS WELL AS TOBACCO AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURES (BY $103 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS OF ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS (BY $106 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT) AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $149 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT).

CONSIDERABLE INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS OF PETROLEUM AND RELATED PRODUCTS FROM SINGAPORE (BY $133 MILLION OR FOUR PER CENT), AND OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES FROM TAIWAN (BY $219 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT). IMPORTS OF TEXTILES FROM TAIWAN DECLINED (BY $210 MILLION OR TEN PER CENT).

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THE FOLLOWING TABLE ILLUSTRATES THE MORE IMPORTANT CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY COMMODITY SECTION 1

JAN.-JUNE 1982 (HK$ MN) JAN.-JUNE 1981 (HK$ MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE (HK$ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE

MANUFACTURED GOODS CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY MATERIAL (MAINLY TEXTILE PRODUCTS, DIAMONDS, IRON AND STEEL, AND PAPER) 19 876 19 303 ♦ 573 3

MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 15 325 15 495 - 170 1

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY WATCHES AND CLOCKS, ARTICLES OF APPAREL) 11 495 10 784 ♦ 711 7

FOOD AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD 7 405 6 298 ♦1 106 18

MINERAL FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS 5 469 5 059 ♦ 410 + 8

CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 4 664 4 276 ♦ 388 9

SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. (BY $419 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT), INDONESIA (BY $262 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT), CHINA (BY $192 MILLION OR FIVE PER CENT), SAUDI ARABIA (BY $163 MILLION OR 69 PER CENT), REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $141 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT), PHILIPPINES (BY $139 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (BY $103 MILLION OR SEVEN PER CENT), AND MACAU (BY $98 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECLINES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO FRANCE (BY $55 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT) AND U.K. (BY $240 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT).

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MOST COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG EXHIBITED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING CLOTHING (BY $362 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (BY $236 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT), AND MANUFACTURES OF METAL (BY $174 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT). DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE RE-EXPORTS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $105 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT), AND METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $264 MILLION OR 60 PER CENT).

THE JUNE 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 JUNE, WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$10 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. « 5-214375).

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NEW STAMP ISSUE OUT ON AUGUST 30 * * M

THE NEW SET OF DEFINITIVE STAMPS TO REPLACE THE PRESENT SERIES INTRODUCED IN JUNE, 1973, WILL BE ISSUED ON AUGUST 30, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL SAID TODAY.

THERE WILL BE A TOTAL OF 16 DENOMINATIONS OF STAMPS.

THE HEAD OF THE QUEEN IS EMBOSSED ON THE HIGH DENOMINATIONS, WITH AN ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION OF THE ROYAL LION AND A CHINESE DRAGON ON EITHER SIDE.

A SET OF 12 LOW VALUE STAMPS (10 CENTS TO $2) WILL COST $8.80 WHILE THE COMPLETE SET OF 16 STAMPS WILL COST $93.80.

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS FOR THE NEW ISSUE WILL BE PLACED ON SALE AT ALL POST OFFICES ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 17 AT $1 EACH. EACH COVER WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN INSERT CARD CONTAINING INFORMATION ON THE STAMPS.

SUFFICIENT FIRST DAY COVERS HAVE BEEN PRINTED TO MEET ANTICIPATED PUBLIC DEMAND AND THERE WILL BE NO RESTRICTION ON THE NUMBER OF FIRST DAY COVERS SOLD TO EACH CUSTOMER.

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SERVICING OF FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE. FOR THIS SERVICE, ADDRESSED FIRST DAY COVERS MUST BE HANDED IN WITH AN ORDER FORM TOGETHER WITH A REMITTANCE TO COVER THE COST.

THE CHARGE WILL BE $94.30 PER COVER WHICH INCLUDES THE COST CF THE STAMPS ($93.80) TOGETHER WITH A SERVICE FEE OF 50 CENTS. THE COVERS MUST BE FULLY ADDRESSED BY THE APPLICANT, AND NOT LESS THAN 5 COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITH EACH ORDER. THE ORDER FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE ON TUESDAY.

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ANY PERSON ORDERING SERVICED COVERS ADDRESSED TO A LOCAL DESTINATION MAY COLLECT THEM ON SEPTEMBER 3, FROM THE POST OFFICE WHERE THE ORDER WAS PLACED.

COVERS ADDRESSED OVERSEAS WILL BE SENT FORWARD BY ORDINARY AIR MAIL UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.

THE LATEST ACCEPTANCE DATE FOR ADVANCE ORDERS OF SERVICED COVERS WILL BE 5 PM ON AUGUST 24.

A SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED ON AUGUST 30 AT ALL POST OFFICES WHEREBY FIRSY DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE COUNTER, IMPRESSED WITH THE NORMAL POST OFFICE DATE STAMP AND HANDED BACK TO THE PERSON PRESENTING THEM.

NO TIME TYPE WILL APPEAR IN THE POSTMARK.

THE SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR THE SERVICE ARE 1-

(A) ONLY ARTICLES BEARING AN INDICATION THAT THEY ARE ’FIRST DAY COVERS’ WILL BE SO TREATED;

(B) THE ARTICLES MUST BE ADDRESSED TO A LOCAL ADDRESS;

(C) NO REGISTERED ITEMS WILL BE PROCESSED BY THIS METHOD.

SPECIAL POSTING BOXES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE, PEAK POST OFFICE AND THE AIRPORT POST OFFICE ON AUGUST 30 FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO HAVE FIRST DAY COVERS CAREFULLY HAND-POSTMARKED BEFORE DESPATCH TO THE ADDRESS ON THE COVERS.

THE NEW STAMPS WILL BE ON DISPLAY ON THE FIRST FLOOR PUBLIC COUNTER OF THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, ON AUGUST 24 FROM 9.30 AM TO 4.30 PM.

FOR COLLECTORS WHO WOULD LIKE TO MAKE USE OF THE CHANCE TO BUY THE CURRENT DEFINITIVE STAMPS AND OBTAIN A LAST DAY POSTMARK, SPECIAL POSTING BOXES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 28 AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE, PEAK POST OFFICE AND AIRPORT POST OFFICE.

MAIL POSTED IN THESE SPECIAL BOXES WILL BE HELD OVER UNTIL THE NEXT DAY AND GIVEN THE POSTMARK OF AUGUST 29, THE LAST DAY OF THE CURRENT DEFINITIVE ISSUE.

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TSUEN WAN TRANSPORT COMPLEX ft * * *

A MAJOR TRANSPORT AND ADMINISTRATION COMPLEX WILL BE DEVELOPED ON THE RECLAIMED LAND IN TSUEN WAN BAY TO MEET THE GROWING NEEDS OF THE NEW TOWN.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY) BY THE TSUEN WAN OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE TRANSPORT PROJECT, WHICH FORMS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TSUEN WAN.

THE COMPLEX WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BUS TERMINUS, SEPARATE MAXI-CAB AND TAXI STANDS, AN ELEVATED DECK LINKING DIRECTLY WITH A NEW FERRY PIER NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND FURTHER LINKS WITH FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS ON THE RECLAIMED LAND.

THE PLAN ALSO INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK FOR 1 000 CARS ON THE PEDESTRIAN DECK.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED BY MID-1984.

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MORE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR SHA TIN

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THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMISSIONING OF AIR COMPRESSORS FOR THE SECOND STAGE OF THE SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS.

THE SECOND STAGE WOULD PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR 270 000 PEOPLE TO MEET THE CONTINUING GROWTH OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTDD’S SHA TIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

♦THIS SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS CAN BE FURTHER EXTENDED TO TREAT SEWAGE FOR A TOTAL POPULATION OF 900 000 IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN AND THE DEVELOPING MA ON SHAN AREA,+ HE ADDED.

THE CONTRACT COVER THE SUPPLY, ERECTION AND COMMISSIONING CF TWO AIR COMPRESSORS, AIR FILTERS AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT.

THE WORKS HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY WATSON HAWKSLEY ASIA, THE GOVERNMENT’S CONSULTING ENGINEERS, UNDER THE OVERALL SUPERVISION OF THE PROJECT MANAGER, SHA TIN.

THE CONTRACT REPRESENTS PART OF AN ONGOING COMMITMENT TO POLLUTION CONTROL BY THE NEW TOWNS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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NEW HONG KONG OFFICE FOR SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE

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THE HONG KONG OFFICE OF THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE, UNTIL NOW HOUSED IN NEW RODNEY BLOCK AT 99 QUEENSWAY, WAN CHAI, MOVED TO NEW PREMISES TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE NEW HONG KONG OFFICE IS LOCATED AT SHOP SPACES 5-8 DOMINION CENTRE, 43-49 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, GROUND FLOOR, WAN CHAI AND WILL BE OPERATIONAL FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 16). THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 5-296672.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE OFFICE WOULD CONTINUE TO PROVIDE FREE PLACEMENT SERVICE TO PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED JOB-SEEKERS, INCLUDING THE BLIND AND THE DEAF, WHO ARE LIVING ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND OUTLYING ISLANDS.

BEFORE APPROACHING THE OFFICE FOR EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE, THEY SHOULD TELEPHONE FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO AVOID ANY INCONVENIENCE.

VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS AND REHABILITATIONAL AGENCIES WISHING TO REFER THEIR CLIENTS LIVING ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND NEARBY ISLANDS SHOULD ALSO SEND THEIR REFERRAL FORMS TO THE NEW OFFICE.

DISABLED JOB-SEEKERS LIVING IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SHOULD CONTACT THE KOWLOON OFFICE OF THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE AT SHOP SPACES 13-30 AMOY PLAZA, PHASE I, GROUND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD, KOWLOON. ITS TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 3-7554835.

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URBAN CLEARWAYS IN *

WAN CHAI AND KWAI CHUNG * * *

OF HENNESSY ROAD IN WAN CHAI OF ITS JUNCTION WITH ARSENAL

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY

BETWEEN A POINT 15 METRES WEST WW„V1IV„ Wlin

STREET AND A POINT 65 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL RF 5aucurtTi^AS A 24"H0UR URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 6 AM ON MONDAY

GOODSVw7tHNStXeLSE??}o“ ALL°WED T° ST°P F°R P‘SSENGERS OR

AND ^l?EtW0F,BSL^?JN“TWEE" HE"NESSY

IN KWAI CHUNG, TAI LIN PAI ROAD BETWEEN ITS NORTHERN niNmniu «MNK?fEARC^?GFRSSD15N?HK“'H^Y?°AD WILL BE 0ESIGNATED AS AN.

WITHIN THE SECTION, ALL VEHICLES WILL BE BANNED FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODs’bETWEEN 7 AM AND 12 MIDNIGHT

•me <JrT?LW,LL BE SIGNS AND CARRIAGEWAY MARKINGS TO • nt otuTION.

FROM STOPPING DAILY.

INDICATE

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RIGHT TURN BAN IN CENTRAL * * *

TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN CENTRAL, SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES ALONG GILMAN STREET WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 16).

AT THE SAME TIME, THE TAXI STAND ON WING ON STREET WILL BE MOVED TO RUMSEY STREET.

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YUEN LONG LAUNCHES +TREE PLANTING FORTNIGHT* * * * *

HUNDREDS OF EVERGREEN TREES WILL BE PLANTED THROUGHOUT YUEN LONG DISTRICT FOR TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY, TO HELP BEAUTIFY THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE EFFORT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YUEN LONG CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT BOARD OF YUEN LONG AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

GIVEN THE NAME OF +TREE PLANTING FORTNIGHT*, IT WAS SET OFF AT A CEREMONY HELD TODAY AT THE MINI-SOCCER PITCH IN KAM TIN VILLAGE.

THE CHAIRMAN OF YUEN LONG CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, TANG TAK-KAU OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY SAID THE +TREE PLANTING FORTNIGHT* COINCIDED WITH THE +BEAUTIFICATION PHASE* OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

HE CALLED ON HIS FELLOW VILLAGERS TO HELP MAKE THE ENVIRONMENT GREENER AND MORE PLEASANT.

MR TANG AND OTHER RURAL LEADERS AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, LATER SET THE EXAMPLE BY PLANTING SEVERAL EVERGREEN TREES.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONY WERE THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICERS OF YUEN LONG, MR YEUNG YIU-SHING AND MR DAVID SKINNER, AND THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF YUEN LONG, M? PONG KIN-HONG.

FROM TUESDAY, THE GROUP WILL GO ON TO TAI SHANG WAI, NGAU TAM MEI, WAI TSAI TSUEN, WING PING TSUEN AND PARKVIEW GARDEN TO PLANT MORE TREES.

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CHILDREN’S DRAWING COMPETITION IN SHA TIN * * * *

A PAINTING AND DRAWING COMPETITION WILL BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH FOR YOUNGSTERS IN SHA TIN.

WITH FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, THE CONTEST IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE TIN SUM VALLEY AREA COMMITTEE AND THE SHENG KUNG HUI SHA TIN SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN SIX AND 14.

♦TIN SUM VALLEY THROUGH MY EYES* WILL BE ONE OF THE MAIN THEMES FOR THE PARTICIPANTS WHO WILL BE DIVIDED INTO JUNIOR AND SENIOR SECTIONS ACCORDING TO THEIR AGE.

THE CONTESTANTS MAY USE COLOUR PENCIL, PASTEL, WATER COLOUR OR CHARCOAL, AND MATERIALS AND DRAWING PAPERS WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE.

THE COMPETITION WILL BEGIN AT 9 AM AT THE PODIUM OF SUN TIN WAI PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 29).

ALL ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED AT 11.30 AM THE SAME DAY WHEN THE BEST FIVE FROM EACH SECTION WILL BE SELECTED.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICE IN LEK YUEN ESTATE, AS WELL AS AT THE SHENG KUNG HUI SHA TIN SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, THE COMMUNITY HALLS AND YOUTH CENTRES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE CLOSING DATE IS MONDAY (AUGUST 23).

THOSE WHO WISH TO MAKE FURTHER ENQUIRIES MAY DIAL 0-6052009 OR 0-6049287.

FIRING PRACTICE IN HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA cacti c dcaiz

RANGE FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 16) TO FRIDAY (AUGUStIoL C S LE EA RED FLAgFaRE°LyING?UBLIC WARNED N°T T° ENTER THE AREA WHEN

THE PRACTICE SCHEDULE ISi

DATE

TIME

MONDAY (AUGUST 16) TUESDAY (AUGUST 17) WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 18) THURSDAY (AUGUST 19) FRIDAY (AUGUST 20)

9 AM - 11 PM

9 AM - 5 PM

8 AM - 11 PM

8 AM - 6 PM

8 AM - 4.30 PM

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TAI 0 AND PENG CHAU MARKET STALLS FOR AUCTION * * ft *

FIVE STALLS AT TA I 0 MARKET AND TWO AT PENG CHAU MARKET WILL BE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 19).

THE AUCTION WOULD START AT 11 AM AT THE MUI WO SUB-OFFICE OF THE ISLANDS URBAN SERVICES OFFICE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE TWO STALLS AT PENG CHAU MARKET MUST BE USED AS FISH STALLS, AND THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTAL FOR EACH IS >40.

at t*THa H*^JtM0NTHLY RENTAL ls <120 F0R E*CH OF THE FIVE STALLS AT TAI 0 MARKET.

ARE designated as fish stalls and two AS VEGETABLE STALLS. THE REMAINING ONE WILL BE FOR THE SALE OF MEAT, tuOccSvS?!S^LBIDDERS KAY START BUSINESS ON SEPTEMBER 1 ON A YHREE-YEAR CONTRACT.

THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE BIDDED RENTAL QUARTERLY.

_ ™?,DDERS» WH0 MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD, ARE REQUESTED AL0Nfi THE,R IDENTITY CARDS AND FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE

AUvTI ON.

T° ™E 'SL‘"DS URB‘N SERV'CES

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WATER CUT IN KAI YIP ESTATE ft ft ft

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO KAI YIP ESTATE, NGAU TAU KOK WILL BE CUT OFF FOR NINE HOURS FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 16) TO 7 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR WATER MAIN CONNECTION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

POK FU LAM BUS ONLY LANE A SUCCESS ............................. 1

ROAD PROJECT FOR JUNK BAY DEVELOPMENT .......................... 1

RECLAMATION FOR TSING YI NORTH BRIDGE .......................... 2

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR SHEK iVU HUI ........................... 3

NEW ROOF FOR GARDEN ROAD RESERVOIR ............................. 3

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN WANG TAU HOM.......................... 4

RE-ROUTING IN CHAI WAN.......................................... 4

LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSES EXTEND TO KWAI CHUNG AND SHA TIN . 5

IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE SURVEY ................................. 6

•♦■PROTECT YOUR HEART+ CAMPAIGN ................................ 6

FAMILY HEALTH DISPLAY AT SHA TIN ............................... 7

SWINGING SUMMER TELEMATCH GRAND FINAL .......................... 8

PICTORIAL ILLUSTRATES CHANGES IN SAI KUNG....................... 9

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POK FU LAM BUS ONLY LANE A SUCCESS XXX

LIKE SHANGHAI STREET IN KOWLOON, THE BUS-ONLY LANE SCHEME IN POK FU LAM ROAD HAS PROVED TO BE A GREAT SUCCESS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

PRIOR TO ITS IMPLEMENTATION LAST OCTOBER, BUS JOURNEY ALONG THE 1.2 KILOMETRE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL AND POKFIELD ROAD TOOK 20 MINUTES DURING THE MORNING PEAK.

NOW, IT ONLY TAKES SEVEN MINUTES, ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY CARRIED OUT BY THE DEPARTMENT.

FOLLOWING THE PARTIAL OPENING OF THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL, OTHER VEHICLES ARE ALSO TRAVELLING FASTER AND THE STUDY SHOWED THAT JOURNEY TIME HAS BEEN SPEEDED UP TO 14 MINUTES COMPARED WITH 19 MINUTES IN THE PAST.

FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS ARE EXPECTED WHEN THE ROAD BETWEEN POKFIELD ROAD AND CHIU SHEUNG SCHOOL IS WIDENED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

THE SHANGHAI STREET SCHEME IMPLEMENTED SIX YEARS AGO, STILL COPES WITH 200 BUSES HOURLY AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 15 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

THIS HAS RESULTED IN A SUBSTANTIAL SAVING OF JOURNEY TIME FOR PASSENGERS AND FOR THIS REASON, IT WILL BE CONTINUED.

MEANWHILE, ANOTHER SURVEY IN YU CHAU STREET SHOWED THAT DESPITE A HIGHER VOLUME OF VEHICLES USING THE SECTION BETWEEN PORTLAND STREET AND YEN CHOW STREET, CIRCULATION HAS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED FOLLOWING NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS INTRODUCED LAST APRIL.

THESE INCLUDED CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS, REARRANGEMENT OF BUS STOPS AND IMPROVEMENT TO TRAFFIC SIGNALS.

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ROAD PROJECT FOR JUNK BAY DEVELOPMENT XXX

iWvlJHTCMneOJE^T0RIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT WILL SHORTLY A «KHk^UEto™I ^2 W

JUNK BAV DEVEL0PMENT office or

rc c i CALLS P0R CONSTRUCTION OF 1.2 KILOMETRES

OF SINGLE TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY OF 13.3 METRES WIDE BEGINNING vnor । i,EASTERN END 0P 3AU MAu P,NG ROAD AND RUNNING ALONG NEAR MAU YAu'?™^0 ™E EXIST1NG ANDERSON ROAD

WN ALR A|AsnYRF PDnSlncn1 MB NG LANES AND A F00TpATH ON ONE SIDE w HLOU Pt rnuV I UcD •

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THIS IS THE FIRST OF TWO CONTRACTS TO EXTEND AND RECONSTRUCT PO LAM ROAD SO AS TO FACILITATE THE BUI-DING OF THE NEW TOWN AND TO SERVE THE FIRST INHABITANTS EXPECTED TO BE MOVING IN DURING 1986.

CONSTRUCTION WORK, EXPECTED TO BEGIN SOON AND TAKE ABOUT 16 MONTHS TO COMPLETE, WOULD COMPRISE MAINLY OF ROAD FORMATION WORK AND CONCRETE PAVEMENT CONSTRUCTION, WITH ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORK, WATER MAIN DIVERSION AND LANDSCAPING.

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RECLAMATION FOR TSI NG Yl NORTH BRIDGE

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THE LANDS DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT PIERS IN RAMBLER CHANNEL AND RECLAIM A WORKS AREA TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TSI NG Yl NORTH BRIDGE, WHICH WILL BE LOCATED ABOUT 1 500 NETRES NORTH OF THE EXISTING TSING Yl BRIDGE.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW BRIDGE, WHICH WOULD CARRY DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAYS AND PEDESTRIAN FOOTWAYS AS WELL AS PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICES TO THE ISLAND, WOULD FORM A MAJOR LINK BETWEEN TSING Yl AND KOWLOON.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN A

NOTICE IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND ANY PERSON HAVING OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR ANY CLAIM OF PRIVATE RIGHT SHOULD SUBMIT THEM TO THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

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

THE PLAN CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SURVEY DIVISION, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, CR THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, 2ND FLOOR, FOU WAH CENTRE, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

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DEVELOPMENT PROJECT FOR SHEK WU HUI

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TENDERS HAVE BEEN INVITED FOR A PROJECT WHICH FORMS PART OF A CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHEK WU HUI.

THE PROJECT INCLUDED THE FORMATION OF A SITE FOR THE NEW SHEUNG SHU I ABATTOIR AND A LARGE SITE IN SHEK WU HUI FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT’S TAI PO AND FANLING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE ADDED THAT A SECTION OF JOCKEY CLUB ROAD BETWEEN MAN KAM TO ROAD AND THE SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC WOULD BE IMPROVED TO BECOME A DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE REMAINING SECTION OF THE DISTRIBUTOR ROAD REPLACING SAN FUNG AVENUE AND A NEW ROAD FORMING AN ACCESS TO THE ABATTOIR WOULD BE COMPLETED.

THERE WOULD ALSO BE EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPE WORKS, INCLUDING A LARGE LANDSCAPED AREA TO THE SOUTHEAST OF SHEUNG SHU I TSUEN, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN TWO MONTHS AND WILL TAKE TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

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NEW ROOF FOR GARDEN ROAD RESERVOIR

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TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A ROOF SLAB AT THE GARDEN ROAD SERVICE RESERVOIR.

THE RESERVOIR, LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS, WAS CONSTRUCTED IN 1931.

SINCE 1979, CRACKS HAVE DEVELOPED ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE ROOF SLABS AND BEAMS, MAKING THEM SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE INFILTRATION CF WATER.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID SPALLING OF CONCRETE AND EXPOSURE OF STEEL REINFORCEMENT WERE FOUND ON THE BEAMS AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS.

ANALYSIS OF THE STRUCTURE SHOWED THAT SHEAR REINFORCEMENT AT THE MAIN BEAM WAS INSUFFICIENT TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE MEANS OF SAFETY FOR THE ASSUMED LOADS, HE SAID.

RECONSTRUCTION OF THE RESERVOIR ROOF WAS REQUIRED AS A PERMANENT SOLUTION, HE ADDED.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT A YEAR.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN WANG TAU HOM

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IN WANG TAU HOM, JUNCTION ROAD BETWEEN FU MEI STREET AND WANG TAU HOM EAST ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 AM TO 5 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 17) AND THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC ON JUNCTION ROAD HEADING FOR KOWLOON TONG OR KOWLOON CITY WILL HAVE TO USE WANG TAU HOM EAST ROAD AND FU MEI STREET INSTEAD.

AT THE SAME TIME, FU ON STREET WILL ALSO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

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RE-ROUTING IN CHAI WAN

XXX

FUNG FROM

TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN CHAI WAN, YIP STREET AND SUN ON STREET WILL BE 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 17).

SUN YIP STREET BETWEEN RE-ROUTED TWO WAYS

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LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSES EXTEND TO KWAI CHUNG AND SHA TIN *****

THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS TO EXTEND ITS LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSES TO KWAI CHUNG AND SHA TIN DISTRICTS FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL ONE AT FANLING.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD SAID SOME 200 BUDDING LIFEGUARDS HAD RECEIVED TRAINING UNDER THE SCHEME HELD AT THE FANLING PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL.

STARTING AUGUST 31 (TUESDAY), FOUR 13-SESSION LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSES WILL BE LAUNCHED AT THE KWAI SHING PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL AND THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL. EACH COURSE WILL BE HELD THREE TIMES A WEEK FROM 7.45 PM TO 9.45 PM.

THESE FREE TRAINING COURSES, WHICH LAST UNTIL THE END OF SEPTEMBER, WILL HELP RECRUIT MORE LIFEGUARDS TO SERVE AT THE VARIOUS PUBLIC BEACHES AND SWIMMING POOLS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

APPLICANTS FOR THE LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSES SHOULD BE AGED 18 OR ABOVE AND SHOULD HAVE STRONG PHYSIQUE AND GOOD EYE-SIGHT. THEY MUST ALSO BE CAPABLE OF SWIMMING A DISTANCE OF 200 METRES.

TOWARDS THE END OF THE CLASS, TRAINEES WILL SIT FOR A TEST FOR A BRONZE MEDALLION ORGANISED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG LIFE-SAVING SOCIETY. AFTER ACQUIRING THE STIPULATED QUALIFICATION, THEY WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE POST OF LIFEGUARD IN THE NTSD AND EARN $2 350 A MONTH.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, KWAI SHING PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, OSMAN RAMJU SADICK ftMORIAL GAMES HALL IN KWAI CHUNG AND THE RECREATION PROMOTION UNIT (SOUTH REGION) OF THE NTSD AT 9TH FLOOR, FOURSEAS BUILDING, 208-212 NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE RECREATION PROMOTION UNIT (SOUTH REGION) OF THE NTSD AND SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON THE DATE OF THE TRAINING COURSE.

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IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE SURVEY

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) ANNOUNCED THE LAUNCHING OF A SERIES OF IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE SURVEYS. THESE SURVEYS ARE CONDUCTED TO COLLECT PRICE DATA ON SELECTED GOODS FROM PRINCIPAL IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS.

THE IMPORT AND EXPORT PRICE INDEXES TO BE COMPILED FROM THE DATA COLLECTED ARE USED TO SUPPLEMENT THE EXISTING UNIT VALUE INDEXES PUBLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND PROVIDE ACCURATE MEASURES OF PRICE MOVEMENTS OF GOODS TRADED.

A NUMBER OF IMPORTERS AND EXPORTERS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED FOR THIS SURVEY. CENSUS AND SURVEY OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL VISIT THEM SHORTLY AND REQUEST INFORMATION ON THE PRICE AND RELATED DATA IN CONNECTION WITH RECENT SHIPMENTS.

THE SAMPLED FIRMS ARE URGED TO GIVE FULL SUPPORT AND CO-OPERATION TO THE SURVEY.

ALL THE DATA COLLECTED WILL BE KEPT STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND USED SOLELY FOR STATISTICAL ANALYSIS PURPOSES.

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+PROTECT YOUR HEART* CAMPAIGN * * *

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE GREATER CF THE IMPORTANCE OF A HEALTHY HEART.

IS ORGANISING A SERIES OF AWARENESS AMONG THE PUBLIC

-rJ?Eu£^P£lGN’ SP0NS0RED BY THE HONG KONG HEART FOUNDATION AND THE HONG KONG CARDIOLOGICAL SOCIETY, AIMS TO DRIVE HOME THE MESSAGE +PROTECT YOUR HEART, HAVE AN EARLY START*.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THERE IS A TENDENCY WORLD-WIDE THAT MORE AND MORE PEOPLE DIE OF HEART DISEASES AS A RESULT OF INTENSE URBANISATION AND HECTIC LIFE.

IN HONG KONG, MORE THAN 7 000 PERSONS DIED OF VARIOUS HEART DISEASES LAST YEAR, ACCOUNTING FOR ABOUT 30 PER CENT OF ALL DEATHS.

THE HIGH DEATH TOLL OF HEART DISEASES, WHICH INCLUDE HYPERTENSIVE AND CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES, EXCEEDED THAT OF CANCER ADDED. '

JHE *HEALTHY HEART* CAMPAIGN WILL START WITH A MENU PLANNING AND COOKING CONTEST, WHICH IS JOINTLY RUN BY THE DEPARTMENT'S CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT AND A LOCAL TELEVISION STATION.

A SERIES OF 13 RADIO TALKS BY CARDIOLOGISTS FOCUSING ON l£ART DISEASES WILL BE BROADCAST FROM AUGUST TO OCTOBER ON RADIC HONG KONG CHANNEL I.

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TWO PUBLIC LECTURES ABOUT THE CAUSES, PREVENTIVE MEASURES, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF HEART DISEASES, WILL ALSO BE HELD AT THE DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE IN SEPTEMBER.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE A FOUR-DAY EXHIBITION AT CITY HALL IN THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER, AND IN THE NEW WORLD CENTRE AND IN SHA TIN AND TSUEN WAN NEW TOWNS LATER IN THE YEAR.

THREE EDUCATIONAL LEAFLETS ON HEART HEALTH, PREPARED BY THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT, IS BEING PRINTED AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

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FAMILY HEALTH DISPLAY AT SHA TIN *****

THE OLD SAYING THAT +HEALTH IS WEALTH* WAS EMPHASISED TODAY (SUNDAY) BY SHA TIN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, WHEN HE OPENED THE FAMILY HEALTH AND PERSONAL HYGIENE EXHIBITION.

STRESSING THAT A HEALTHY BODY WAS ESSENTIAL TO ONE’S FAMILY LIFE AND CAREER, HE SAID THE EXHIBITION AIMED AT PROMOTING PEOPLE’S AWARENESS OF FAMILY HEALTH AND PERSONAL HYGIENE, SPECIALLY IN THIS HOT WEATHER.

THE THREE-DAY EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM DAILY IN THE LEK YUEN COMMUNITY HALL, AND WILL BE REPEATED FOR FOUR MORE DAYS IN THE MEI LAM COMMERCIAL CENTRE FROM THURSDAY (AUGUST 19).

IT WILL FEATURE SLIDE SHOWS AND DISPLAYS OF CARTOONS AND CHARTS, FOCUSING ON SUCH TOPICS AS ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, PROTECTION OF EYE-SIGHT, CARE FOR THE AGED AND KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN MESSAGES.

A MAJOR ATTRACTION WAS THE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKING SERVICE, AS SHORTLY AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY, MORE THAN 2OO PEOPLE STOOD IN LINE FOR THEIR TURN.

NURSES FROM THE LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE, EXPLAINED THE RESULTS CF THE TESTS AND OFFERED ADVICE.

FUNDED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE EXHIBITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN TOWN CENTRE AREA COMMITTEE, SHA TIN CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, LEK YUEN HEALTH CENTRE, LEK YUEN COMMUNITY HALL AND SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

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SWINGING SUMMER TELEMATCH GRAND FINAL * * * *

THE GRAND FINAL OF THE +SWINGING SUMMER* TELEMATCH WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 23 AT 8 PM AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) AT RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, BROADCAST DRIVE AND THE ENTERTAINMENT OFFICE OF THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, 1109, NEW WORLD OFFICE BUILDING, TSIM SHA TSUI, KOWLOON.

THE TELEMATCH IS ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE URBAN COUNCIL AS PART OF THIS YEAR’S +SWINGING SUMMER* TV PROGRAMME.

SIX TEAMS OF FINALISTS WHO RECEIVED THE HIGHEST SCORES AT A SERIES OF TELEMATCH PRELIMINARIES HELD LAST MONTH, WILL COMPETE AT SIX DIFFERENT TOUGH GAMES AT THE HOUR-LONG EVENT.

THE SIX TEAMS REPRESENT THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE SCIENCE SUBJECTS SECTION OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT/AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE — ALL CF THEM CO-ORGANISERS OF THE TV PROGRAMME.

PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO WINNERS AFTER THE COMPETITION.

WINNERS OF THE +SWINGING SUMMER* FAMILY QUIZ WILL ALSO BE DRAWN DURING THE PROGRAMME. THE QUIZ IS ORGANISED TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN AND TO INTRODUCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE THE VARIOUS SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES.

THE +SWINGING SUMMER* TV PROGRAMME IS FUNDED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB WHICH HAS BEEN THE MAIN SUPPORTER OF THE ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME SINCE 1969.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 1982

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PICTORIAL ILLUSTRATES CHANGES IN SAI KUNG

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THE TRANSFORMATION OF SAI KUNG FROM A FISHING AND AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY INTO A MODERN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL TOWN IS ILLUSTRATED IN A PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM JUST PUBLISHED BY THE SAI KUNG CULTURE AND RECREATIONAL ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION.

IN A FOREWORD, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR CHAN SUI-JEUNG, POINTS OUT THAT THE PICTORIAL ALSO ILLUSTRATES THE SCENERY IN SAI KUNG, THROUGH THE MASTERPIECES OF WELL KNOWN PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS.

PUBLISHED WITH FUNDS MAINLY FROM THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD, THE 24-PAGE +SAI KUNG SCENERY+ CONTAINS MORE THAN 60 COLOUR, AND BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS AS WELL AS ARTICLES AND DRAWINGS BY ARTISTS AND LOCAL CHILDREN.

MANY OF THE PICTURES, SELECTED FROM ENTRIES OF A RECENT PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION, DEPICT THE RECREATION AND CULTURAL LIFE OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY.

THERE IS ALSO A SPECIAL CHAPTER ON THE MANY POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

THREE THOUSAND COPIES OF THE ALBUM HAVE BEEN PRINTED FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION TO VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS AND THE PUBLIC.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

REPORT ON MONTHLY SURVEY OF RETAIL SALES....................... 1

WATER FIGURES.................................................. 4

RESIDENTIAL COACH SERVICES .................................... 4

NW TOW DEVELOPMENTS IMPRESS VISITORS .......................... 5

KWAI CHUNG ARCHERY COMPETITION ................................ 5

LAST UP TRAIN TO TERMINATE AT SHEUNG SHUI STATION ............. 6

LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION FOR KOWLOON CITY ...................... 6

MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1982

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REPORT ON MONTHLY SURVEY OF RETAIL SALES ******

THE VALUE OF RETAIL SALES FOR THE RETAIL SECTOR IN MAY 1982 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE $3 955 MILLION, ACCORDING TO PROVISIONAL SURVEY RESULTS ISSUED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE OVERALL RETAIL SALES VALUE INDEX FOR MAY 1982 WAS 116, BEING FIVE POINTS OR FIVE PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT OF APRIL 1982 AND OF MAY 1981. THE OVERALL RETAIL SALES VOLUME INDEX FOR MAY 1982 WAS 97, BEING TWO POINTS OR TWO PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT OF APRIL 1982 AND FOUR POINTS OR FOUR PER CENT LOWER THAN THAT OF MAY 1981.

COMPARED WITH APRIL 1982, INCREASES IN THE RETAIL SALES VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES WERE RECORDED FOR NEARLY ALL MAJOR TRADE GROUPS AND SELECTED TRADES, EXCEPT FOR CONSUMER DURABLES AND MOTOR VEHICLES.

IN VALUE TERMS, CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS REGISTERED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN RETAIL SALES OF 13 PER CENT. FOLLOWED BY DEPARTMENT STORES AND SUPERMARKETS, EACH OF 11 PER CENT. IN VOLUME TERMS, DEPARTMENT STORES SHOWED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE OF 12 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS OF 11 PER CENT, AND SUPERMARKETS OF NINE PER CENT.

ON THE OTHER HAND. WHILE THE RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES DECREASED BY THREE PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS AND FIVE PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS, THOSE OF MOTOR VEHICLES DECLINED SIGNIFICANTLY BY 27 PER CENT AND 37 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THE SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THE RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES WAS PROBABLY DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF INCREASES IN THE FIRST REGISTRATION AND ANNUAL LICENCE FEES FOR PRIVATE VEHICLES AND IN THE DUTY ON LIGHT OILS IN MAY 1982.

COMPARED WITH MAY 1981, THE RETAIL SALES VOLUME INDEXES FOR FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO, CONSUMER DURABLES AND MOTOR VEHICLES DECLINED WHILE THOSE FOR THE OTHER MAJOR TRADE GROUPS AND SELECTED TRADES INCREASED. THE RETAIL SALES OF SUPERMARKETS INCREASED BY 23 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS AND NINE PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS, AND THOSE OF FUELS ALSO INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY BY 18 PER CENT AND 11 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THE SHARPEST REDUCTION OCCURRED IN MOTOR VEHICLES WHERE THE RETAIL SALES VALUE INDEX WENT DOWN BY 33 POINTS OR 33 PER CENT AND THE VOLUME INDEX BY 40 POINTS OR 46 PER CENT.

MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1982

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Table 1: Value indexes of retail sales for

______________Apri|_and May 1982

(Monthly av (-AAO4 stage of 1980 « 100) =100)

« g Item Total retail sales (HK$ million) Retail sales value indexes: (i) for all retail trades (ii) by major trade asypg  Foodstuffs, alcoholic drinks and tobacco ^p°p ’ Fuels Clothing, footvear and allied products Consumer goods Oft Consumer durables (iii) by selected trades Motor vehicles ft ¥ Department stores Supermarkets — A/\~ 23 £ April _1982 (Revised figures) ( 3 783 111 110 147 116 108 109 96 ■ 148 —K/X—%. S £ May 1982 (Provisional figures) cm®^) 3 955 116 116 154 131 114 106 66 107 165 —Ai/\—4f£jE. May 1982 compared with ..April 1982 Points % + 5 + 5 + 6 + 5 i + 7 + 5 +15 +13 • + 6 6 - 3 - 3 - 24 - 27 +11 +11 +17 +11 —A./V=.£.K^ compared with May 1981 Points % ♦ 5 +5 same same + 24 +18 +19 +17 +10 +10 - 8 - 7 - 33 - 33 +14 +15 + 31 +23

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Table 2: Volume indexes of retail sales for April and May 1?82__________________________

(Monthly average of 1980 ■ 100)

( -AAO^OWMS* = 100)

-AA^£ rm r -AAr£ -T-* R —/lA=^S £

—/UA—

rg R /I 5 Al May 1982 May 1982

■*R S April May compared with compared with

Item .1982 J282 -April 1982 May 1981

(Revised figures) (Provisional figures) Points % Points %

(

Retail sales volume indexes: (i) for all retail trades (ii) by major trade groups » 97 + 2 + 2 - 4 - 4

drinks and tobacco 89 91 * 2 ♦ 2 - 13 - 13

£pDp ’ Fuels M $4 120 121 ♦ 1 + 1 4- 12 4- 11

Clothing, footwear and allied products 93 103 ♦ 10 + 11 + 4 + 4

Consumer goods Wo 94 99 + 5 + 5 + 3 + 3

Consumer durables 97 92 - 5 - 5 - 12 - 12

(iii) by selected trades

Motor vehicles ft M 78 49 - 29 - 37 - 40 - 45

Department stores 83 93 + 10 4- 12 4- 7 + 8

Supermarkets 120 131 ♦ 11 + 9 4- 11 + 9

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MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1982

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WATER FIGURES * * *

ctoGT2RAGE ,N H0NG K0NG S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) SJOOD AT 7O«9 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 409.830 MILLION CUBIC KTRES, EQUIVALENT TO 256 DAYS’ CONSUMPTION.

I‘ME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 256.877 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 44.5 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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RESIDENTIAL COACH SERVICES

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY (AUGUST 16) GRANTED FOUR LICENCES FOR RUNNING RESIDENTIAL COACH SERVICES ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE OPERATORS CAN NOW ORGANISE THEIR SERVICES AND START OPERATION SHORTLY.

THE SERVICES WILL BE RESTRICTED TO PEAK HOURS TO SUPPLEMENT FRANCHISED BUS AND MAXICAB OPERATION.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE OPERATION OF THESE RESIDENTIAL COACH SERVICES.

HE STRESSED THAT THE TWO YEAR LICENCE WOULD BE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IF ANY OPERATOR FAILED TO PROVIDE SERVICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LICENSING CONDITIONS.

THE FOUR ROUTES WILL BEs

* POK FU LAM VILLAGE TO CENTRAL CHARGING S80/M0NTH.

* UPPER BAGUIO VILLAS TO CENTRAL CHARGING S3.5 PER TRIP.

* LOWER BAGUIO VILLAS TO CENTRAL CHARGING S3.5 PER TRIP.

* POK FU LAM GARDENS TO CENTRAL/WAN CHAI CHARGING S65/M0NTH.

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NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENTS IMPRESS VISITORS * * *

THE RAPID PACE OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEW TOWNS AND THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BEING HOUSED IN SUCH AN ORGANISED MANNER HAVE GREATLY IMPRESSED SIX VISITING YOUNG BRITONS.

THE GROUP — COMPRISING MISS ELAINE JOHNS, MISS JENNIFER LENCZNER, MR BRIAN JOHNSON, MR BRIAN MURPHY, MR ANDREW KNILL AND PR PETER HIGGINS — HAS JUST COMPLETED A THREE-WEEK VISIT IN HONG KONG UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME.

THEY HAD CALLED ON DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND VARIOUS INTERESTING PLACES.

MISS JOHNS, THEIR LEADER, SAID THEY HAD ALSO GRASPED EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO MEET PEOPLE ON THE STREET.

THE PARTY HAD EVEN SPENT SOME TIME VISITING THE +POOR MEN’S NIGHT CLUB+ AND OTHER FAMOUS SPOTS.

SHE DESCRIBED THE THREE-WEEK PROGRAMME, CO-ORDINATED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, AS +WELL ORGANISED+ AND ♦WE ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.+

THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, PR DAVID AKERS-JONES, GAVE A FAREWELL RECEPTION TO THE VISITORS THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON BEFORE THEIR DEPARTURE TOMORROW.

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KWAI CHUNG ARCHERY COMPETITION * * * *

THE 1982 ARCHERY OPEN COMPETITION WILL BE HELD AT THE KWAI CHUNG SPORTSGROUND EARLY NEXT MONTH.

THE EVENT, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN ARCHERY ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL TAKE PLACE ON TWO SUNDAYS ON SEPTEMBER 5 AND OCTOBER 3.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPSj MEN’S SENIOR AND JUNIOR AND WOMEN’S SENIOR AND JUNIOR. TWELVE WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED SOUVENIR CUPS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD SAID THE TWO-DAY COMPETITION WAS AIMED AT PROMOTING THE SKILLS OF ARCHERY AND THE POPULARITY OF THE SPORT IN THE NEW TOWNS.

ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT URBAN SERVICES OFFICES, PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS, INDOOR GAMES HALL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND THE RECREATION PROMOTION UNIT (SOUTH REGION) OF THE NTSD AT 9TH FLOOR, FOURSEAS BUILDING, 208-212 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

COMPLETED ENTRY FORMS SHOULD BE SENT TO P.O. BOX 9866, G.P.O. BEFORE AUGUST 30 (MONDAY). THE ENTRY FEE IS S10.

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE RECREATION PROMOTION UNIT (SOUTH REGION) OF THE NTSD ON TELEPHONE 3-7211087.

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LAST UP TRAIN TO TERMINATE AT SHEUNG SHU I STATION

* * * *

THE LAST TRAIN TO LO WU WILL TERMINATE AT SHEUNG SHUI STATION INSTEAD OF LO WU STATION FOR TWO DAYS STARTING TOMORROW (TUESDAY), THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THIS SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT IS TO FACILITATE NIGHT ENGINEERING WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT AT THE BORDER STATION.

A KCR SPOKESMAN SAID THE WORK IS PART OF THE RAILWAY’S FULL ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR.

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LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION FOR KOWLOON CITY

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A DISTRICT LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD TO PROMOTE A SENSE OF BELONGING AMONG RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT.

THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ANY RESIDENTS THERE AND CARRIES GIFT COUPONS OF $1 300, $500 AND $200 FOR THE THREE BEST ENTRIES.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO REPRESENT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD AND SHOULD CARRY SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE DISTRICT, A SPOKESMAN OF THE BOARD SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

APPLICATION FORMS AND COPIES OF A PROSPECTUS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES AND ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO 3-7110171 EXT. 33.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (KOWLOON CITY) NOT LATER THAN THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 21).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR TO VISIT GUANGZHOU AND SHENZHEN............... 1

ALL EXCEPT THREE RESERVOIRS FULL ...................... 1

RAINFALL DEATHS AND DAMAGE............................. 2

UN CRIME PREVENTION CHIEF VISITS PE UK................. 3

HK FIREMEN VISIT MACAU................................. 4

LICENCES FOR RESERVOIR FISHING ........................ 4

ACCOUNTANCY MANPOWER SURVEY ........................... 5

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER .............. 5

OFFICERS RECRUITMENT FOR CLOSED VIETNAMESE RbIFTTChTF. CENTRES .. 6

AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1982

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GOVERNOR TO VISIT GUANGZHOU AND SHENZHEN * * M *

StS5HMsDTT!f SPEC,4L ECONOM,C ™E °N

DURING THE VISIT, THE GOVERNOR WILL CALL ON THE GUANGDONG ™OV‘NCIAL GOVERNOR, MR LIU TIANFU AND OTHER SENIOR GUAnXg

£ rLS, AN$ SEE AT FIRST HAND THE SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE OF SHENZHEN WITH WHICH HONG KONG HAS CLOSE LINKS. °F

THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING POLITICAL ADVISER, MR R.J. MARGOLIS AND THE CHIEF GOVERNMENT INTERPRETER, MR Y.P. CHENG.

DURING SIR EDWARD’S ABSENCE FROM HONG KONG, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE WILL BE THE ACTING GOVERNOR.

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ALL EXCEPT THREE RESERVOIRS FULL

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT ALL EXCEPT THREE RESERVOIRS IN THE TERRITORY ARE FULL AS A RESULT OF THE HEAVY DOWNPOURS DURING THE PAST TWO DAYS.

THE THREE +UNFILLED+ RESERVOIRS ARE THE LOWER SHING MUN RESERVOIR (85.6 PER CENT FULL), PLOVER COVE RESERVOIR (78.1 PER CENT FULL) AND HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR (64.2 PER CENT FULL).

MEANWHILE, THE TOTAL WATER STORAGE OF ALL RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY STOOD AT 429.268 MILLION CUBIC METRES OR 74.3 PER CENT OF CAPACITY, COMPARED WITH 256.270 MILLION CUBIC METRES OR 44.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY AT THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1982

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RAINFALL DEATHS AND DAMAGE III

THE BODY OF A 50-YEAR OLD MAN REPORTED MISSING YESTERDAY WHEN A STONE-AND-BRICK STRUCTURE COLLAPSED ON TSI NG Yl ISLAND WAS FOUND TODAY, BRINGING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS RESULTING FROM THE TWO DAYS OF TORRENTIAL RAINFALL TO FOUR.

THE OTHER THREE VICTIMS WERE TWO GIRLS AND A WOMAN BURIED BY MUDSLIPS WHICH OCCURRED AT LAI CHI KOK YESTERDAY.

THE RAINFALL CONTINUED TO CAUSE WIDESPREAD DAMAGE AND FLOODING TODAY.

MANY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WERE GIVEN TEMPORARY SHELTER AND FOOD BY VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF HONG KONG.

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT REGISTERED A TOTAL OF 1 110 HOMELESS PEOPLE BY MID-AFTERNOON, ALL OF THEM OCCUPANTS OF SQUATTER HUTS OR VILLAGE-TYPE STONE STRUCTURES WHICH HAD COLLAPSED, BEEN FLOODED OR WERE IN DANGER OF BEING AFFECTED BY MUDSLIPS.

OF THESE, 682 ARE STAYING IN VARIOUS TEMPORARY SHELTERS AND OTHERS WITH RELATIVES OR FRIENDS.

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT REGISTERED 539 RAINSTORM VICTIMS, SOME 500 OF THEM COMING FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IT DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN 1 800 HOT MEALS AND ABOUT 300 BLANKETS TO THEM.

THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION OPENED 103 SHELTERS, 38 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND 65 IN THE URBAN AREAS, PROVIDING TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION FOR SOME 500 PEOPLE.

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 511 CASES OF FLOODING THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES AND CLEARED 410 OF THEM BY ABOUT 4 PM TODAY.

IN ADDITION, IT RECEIVED REPORTS OF 90 CASES OF MUDSLIPS, AND CLEARED 11 OF THEM.

MEANWHILE, AN ESTIMATED 250 HECTARES OF CROPS AND ABOUT 310 HECTARES OF FISH PONDS IN THE LOW-LYING AREAS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE FLOODED BY THE HEAVY RAINSTOMS WHICH OCCURRED YESTERDAY AND TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE FLOODING TO CROPS AND FISH PONDS OCCURRED MAINLY IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHWESTERN REGIONS FROM MAI PO TO HA TSUEN, YUEN LONG, KAM TIN AND PAT HEUNG. SOME FLOODINGS WERE ALSO REPORTED IN THE NORTH AND EASTERN REGIONS AT TA KWU LING, SHEUNG SHUI, TAI PO AND SAI KUNG.

/THE SPOKESMAN .......

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1982

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID LIVESTOCK LOSSES WERE RELATIVELY LIGHT, AS FARMERS HAD TAKEN THE DEPARTMENT’S ADVICE FOLLOWING THE MAY RAINSTOMS AND WERE ABLE TO PROTECT MOST OF THEIR PIGS AND POULTRY. AN ESTIMATED 7 OOO POULTRY, INCLUDING 5 000 CHICKS AND ABOUT 100 PIGS, WERE DROWNED IN THE FLOODS.

ALL AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT DISTRICT OFFICES, INCLUDING AU TAU FISHERIES OFFICE, ARE OPEN TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS FROM FARMERS FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF TO HELP COPE WITH THEIR CROP AND FISH LOSSES. SOME 15 MOBILE TEAMS FROM THE DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE WORST AFFECTED AREAS OF YUEN LONG, KAM TIN AND PAT HEUNG FOR ON-SITE INVESTIGATION.

YESTERDAY, LOCAL VEGETABLE SUPPLIES TO THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET AMOUNTED TO ONLY 110 TONNES, AGAINST AN AVERAGE DAILY FIGURE OF ABOUT 150 TONNES.

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UN CRIME PREVENTION CHIEF VISITS PIK UK * * * *

THE CHIEF OF CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE BRANCH OF UNITED NATIONS, MR MINORU SHIKITA, VISITED THE PIK UK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND THE PIK UK PRISON TODAY (TUESDAY) TO LOOK OVER THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORK AND PROGRAMMES AT THE TWO INSTITUTIONS ADMINISTERED BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, MR SHIKITA TOURED THE TWO INSTITUTIONS AND SAW THE ACCOMMODATIONS PROVIDED FOR INMATES, THE MULT I-MILL ION-DOLLAR LAUNDRY, HOSPITALS, KITCHENS AND WORKSHOPS.

MR SHIKITA WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE NEWLY-BUILT LAUNDRY AT PIK UK PRISON, WHICH INCORPORATES AN EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT, THROUGH WHICH DIRTY WATER DERIVED FROM THE WASHING PROCESS IS FILTERED AND PURIFIED BEFORE DISPOSAL.

PRIOR TO VISITING PIK UK PRISON, MR SHIKITA WAS SHOWN AROUND PIK UK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MAXIMUM SECURITY PENAL INSTITUTION WITH FACILITIES FOR A RECEPTION CENTRE, A TRAINING CENTRE AND A PRISON FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS.

IN THE EVENING, MR SHIKITA HAD DINNER WITH SENIOR OFFICERS AT THE OFFICERS’ CLUB IN STANLEY IN WHICH THE CONSUL-GENERAL OF JAPAN, MR CHUSEI YAMADA ALSO ATTENDED.

TOMORROW MR SHIKITA WILL BE VISITING THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE AND THE STANLEY PRISON BEFORE LEAVING HONG KONG FOR BANGKOK AT NOON.

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HK FIREMEN VISIT MACAU * * *

TWENTY MEMBERS OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, LED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MR ROBERT HOLMES, LEFT FOR MACAU THIS MORNING TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL FIREMEN’S DAY CELEBRATIONS TO BE HELD THERE TOMORROW.

THE HONG KONG VISITORS WERE MET ON ARRIVAL IN MACAU BY THE COMMANDANT OF THE MACAU FIRE BRIGADE, MR P.F. DE ASSIS.

TOMORROW MORNING, THE HONG KONG CONTINGENT WILL ATTEND A REQUIEM MASS FOR MACAU FIREMEN WHO DIED ON DUTY, AS WELL AS A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY.

A SOCCER MATCH WILL ALSO BE HELD BETWEEN THE TWO SERVICES.

THE HONG KONG GROUP WILL RETURN ON THURSDAY.

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LICENCES FOR RESERVOIR FISHING

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STARTING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) LICENCES FOR RESERVOIR FISHING WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS’ CONSUMER ENQUIRY CENTRE ON THE 11TH FLOOR OF LEIGHTON CENTRE, CAUSEWAY BAY AND THE KOWLOON CONSUMER ENQUIRY CENTRE AT THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE MAINLAND DEPOT, ARGYLE STREET, MONG KOK.

THE ACTING BUSINESS MANAGER OF THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, W PAUL TSE TODAY (TUESDAY) SAID THIS YEAR’S RESERVOIR FISHING SEASON WOULD START ON SEPTEMBER 1 AND LAST UNTIL MARCH 31, 1983.

LICENCES WILL BE ISSUED IMMEDIATELY TO THOSE WHO APPLY IN PERSON. APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW THEIR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS, GIVE THEIR NAMES, ADDRESSES AND AGE AND PAY A FEE OF $20.

APPLICATIONS CAN ALSO BE MADE BY POST GIVING NAMES, ADDRESSES. AGE AND IDENTITY CARD NUMBERS TOGETHER WITH A CROSSED CHEQUE FOR $20 MADE PAYABLE TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT. FISHING LICENCES WILL BE MAILED TO THE APPLICANTS.

MR TSE REMINDED LICENCE HOLDERS THAT THEY MUST OBSERVE ALL THE RULES IN RESERVOIR FISHING.

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ACCOUNTANCY MANPOWER SURVEY ill

THE ACCOUNTANCY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL START A SURVEY NEXT MONTH TO ASCERTAIN THE MANPOWER AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN THE FIELD.

THE SURVEY, TO BE HELD FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO 12, WILL BE CONDUCTED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AND THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT TO SOME 1 OOO SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS. INTERVIEWERS WILL VISIT THESE SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS DURING THE PERIOD OF THE SURVEY TO COLLECT THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES.

THE ESTABLISHMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF THEIR ACCOUNTANCY EMPLOYEES AND VACANCIES, QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ACCOUNTANCY JOBS, COURSES MOST IN DEMAND BY EMPLOYEES AND OTHER RELATED MANPOWER AND TRAINING MATTERS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRAINING BOARD, MR RICHARD SHELDON, SAID THAT THE FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY WOULD ENABLE HIS TRAINING BOARD TO FORMULATE TRAINING PLANS AND RECOMMEND TRAINING POLICIES FOR CONSIDERATION BY EMPLOYERS AND THE GOVERNMENT.

HE EMPHASISED THAT INFORMATION COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY

WOULD BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WOULD BE PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER * * * *

THE SOUTHBOUND UPRAMP OF THE STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER IN HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 19) TO 5.45 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 21) FOR ROAD WORKS.

THE SAME ARRANGEMENT WILL BE REPEATED FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 23) TO 11.45 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 27).

DURING THE PERIOD, VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED VIA GROUND LEVEL ROADS.

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OFFICERS RECRUITMENT FOR CLOSED VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CENTRES

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SCHOOL LEAVERS AND OTHER PEOPLE WISHING TO PLAY A ROLE IN LOOKING AFTER VIETNAMESE REFUGEES AT CLOSED CENTRES ARE URGED TO JOIN THE REFUGEE UNIT OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

+THE UNIT HAS VACANCIES FOR OFFICERS AND ASSISTANT OFFICERS, WHO WILL ENJOY THE SAME FRINGE BENEFITS AS CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS OF THE SAME RANKING,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

THESE OFFICERS WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPERVISING REFUGEES PLACED IN CLOSED CENTRES UNDER THE PRISONS ORDINANCE, HE ADDED.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE EMPLOYED ON A MONTH-TO-MONTH BASIS, AND WILL UNDERGO TWO-WEEK INITIAL TRAINING AT THE DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

APPLICANTS ARE URGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S MOBILE RECRUITMENT CENTRE WHICH WILL MOVE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FROM LEK YUEN COMMUNITY CENTRE TO PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE IN TAI HO ROAD, TSUEN WAN, WHERE IT WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 4 PM AND 10 PM DAILY UNTIL FRIDAY.

AS PART OF THE RECRUITMENT DRIVE, THE GIRL PIPERS AND THE MARCHING TEAM FROM TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION WILL GIVE PERFORMANCES AT THE CENTRE AT 5 PM TOMORROW.

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ANSWER ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SERVICE AND TO HANDLE APPLICATIONS.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS, SCHOOL CERTIFICATES AND OTHER CREDENTIALS, TOGETHER WITH PHOTOCOPIES OF THESE DOCUMENTS.

NEXT WEEK, THE MOBILE CENTRE WILL MOVE TO WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY CENTRE WHERE IT WILL END THE CURRENT SERIES OF GENERAL RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1982

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AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS * * * *

or„-_ THE transport department will HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION nF

SESMA|NTHERCRrSA\TL%\cN??A\ERHAL°LN.SATURDAY (AUGUST 21) AT

SINCE 'may*1973! THE 78TH 0RGAN,SED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT

A BIDDING TOTAL OF . THEY 35 ARE« SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR

CW 6968 CV 6848 CV 3004 CW 7720 CW 9828

CV 8628 CW 6212 AD 222 CV 4388 CV 797

CV 786 CF 8998 CW 872 CN 7 CW 380

CW 388 CW 228 CG 353 CH 11 CW 2823

CV 2911 CW 320 CW 329 CW 1668 CH 8

CW 6068 CW 38 6692 CW 162 CW 1303

CU 282 CW 2080 CW 2888 CW 7351 CW 229

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST PAY AFTER THE BIDDING. ' IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY

ueuT^AnSP0RT depaRTMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED BIDDERS THAT STRATI0N NUMBER WOULD BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO A

* NORTHS of The ?uctiJnE N4ME of the successful b1“eb within

PROCEEDS OF THE FUND.

AUCTION WILL GO TO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

REVIEW OF DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN KWAI CHUNG...................... 1

MONTHLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR JUNE 1982 ................................................... 2

CHOI HUNG ROAD PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME.............. 4

NEW BUS TERMINUS AT SHA TIN KCR STATION ..................... 6

NEW BUS TERMINUS AND TAXI STAND IN TSUEN WAN ................ 7

RAINSTORM DEATH TOLL INCREASES TO FIVE....................... 8

FORUM ON CRIME FIGHTING IN TSUEN WAN ........................ 9

MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD FIFTH MEETING ....................... 10

TIN HAU TEMPLE TO HOLD SPECIAL CEREMONY ..................... 11

NEW FRUITS MARKET OPENS TOMORROW............................. 11

INSTRUCTORS' COURSE FOR DANCERS ............................. 12

WATER CUT IN THE PEAK

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REVIEW OF DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN KWAI CHUNG * * * *

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT, MR BRYAN O’RORKE, HAS ORDERED A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSUEN WAN AREAS TO SEE WHETHER EXISTING AND PROPOSED WORKS ARE ADEQUATE.

THE MOVE CAME AFTER THE SEVERE FLOODING IN THESE TWO AREAS ON MONDAY WHEN TRAFFIC WAS BROUGHT TO A STANDSTILL FOLLOWING THE DOWNPOURS.

THE REVIEW IS BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY ENGINEER, NR T.S. NG; THE CHIEF HIGHWAY ENGINEER (NEW TERRITORIES), MR C.K. AUYEUNG AND THE SENIOR HIGHWAY ENGINEER (NEW TERRITORIES), NR RAYMOND YEUNG, MR O’RORKE TOURED THE TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG AREAS THIS MORNING TO SEE THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE RAIN.

HE DESCRIBED THE RAINFALL DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS AS EXTREMELY HEAVY, PARTICULARLY SO IN TSUEN WAN AREA.

MR O’RORKE SAID SOME 400 STAFF AND WORKERS FROM HIS DEPARTMENT AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS HAD BEEN WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK TO CLEAR THE ROADS AFFECTED OR FLOODED AS A RESULT OF THE RAINSTORMS.

+0F THE 520 REPORTS OF FLOODING RECEIVED UP TO NOON TODAY, MORE THAN 430 CASES HAVE BEEN DEALT WITH. WORK IS CONTINUING ON CLEARING DEBRIS FROM MUDSLIPS IN ABOUT A HUNDRED SPOTS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY,* HE SAID.

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MONTHLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR JUNE 1982

* * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED STATISTICS FROM THE MONTHLY SURVEY FOR JUNE 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 CF 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 RESULTS, EMPLOYMENT INCREASED IN THE MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION AND SERVICES SECTORS. WITHIN MANUFACTURING, EMPLOYMENT INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES IN JUNE 1982 WHEN COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING MONTH. THE INCREASE WAS DUE TO THE RECRUITMENT OF STUDENTS AS TEMPORARY WORKERS DURING THE SUMMER VACATION.

PER CAPITA EARNINGS DROPPED IN THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY BECAUSE CF A LOWER WORKLOAD DURING THE MONTH. IN SEVERAL FACTORIES SURVEYED, THE NUMBER OF DAYS WORKED PER WEEK WAS REDUCED. PER CAPITA EARNINGS ALSO DROPPED IN THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY BECAUSE SEVERANCE PAY WAS AWARDED IN THE PRECEDING MONTH TO EMPLOYEES UPON THE CLOSURE OF A FACTORY IN THE PANEL.

THE OVERALL VOLUME OF ORDERS (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) HELD BY THE PANEL OF MANUFACTURERS DECLINED SLIGHTLY IN JUNE 1982 WHEN COMPARED wITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH. ORDERS DECLINED PARTICULARLY IN THE PLASTICS, TEXTILES AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

THE PERCENTAGE CHANGES IN EMPLOYMENT, PER CAPITA EARNINGS AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS ARE SHOWN IN THE ACCOMPANYING TABLE.

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JUNE 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).

rSOTESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1982

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June 1982 Statistical Table far Bmployment, Payroll and Ordere-on-hand

A* Bsployment and earnings

Persons engaged by tne companies surveyed

Per capita earnings

Per capita earnings for

(% change over the preceding a on th)

I ndus try/Servi ce April May 2^82 June 1982 April 1982 May 2282 June 1$82 June 1982 (HKS)

Manufacturing -1 -1 1 1 2 -1 2 120

Food and drinks 1 5 2 5 4 1 2 991

Wearing apparel, except footwear -1 1 2 1 1 867

Textiles, except wearing apparel -1 -1 1 7 -7 2 026

Plastic products 2 1 3 3 -5 -1 1 826

Fabricated aetal products 1 -8 1 -3 8 -6 1 826

Electrical and electronic products -3 1 u 3 -1 -1 2 000

Others -2 -1 -1 2 904

Construction 2 2 3 406

Services 2 2 -2

Banks 1 1 2 2 1 3 415

Hotels -1 -2 11 -7 1 2 409

Public utilities 1 5 -1 -1 3 534

Others 1 6 -6 5 670

B« Orders—on—hand in manufacturing

Industry (% change over the preceding month) April May June 1932 1982 1982 Ordera-on-hand (in terns of nontha? for June 1982

Wearing apparel, except footwear 2 4.5

Textiles, except wearing apparel -4 2.3

Plastic products -7 -8 3.6

Fabricated metal products -3 -3 2.8

Electrical and electronic products 2 5.0

Others 3.3

All above industries 2 -2 4.0

Changes of less than 0.%

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18,

1982

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CHOI HUNG ROAD PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME * * * * *

THE NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS INTRODUCED IN SAN PO KONG IN JUNE -iAS PROVED SO SUCCESSFUL THAT SIMILAR MEASURES WILL BE INTRODUCED ALONG CHOI HUNG ROAD ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 20), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ■^ANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

THIS WILL FORM PHASE 2 OF THE CHOI HUNG ROAD PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME AIMED AT FURTHER REDUCING CONGESTION IN THE AREA -ONE OF KOWLOON’S BUSIEST.

PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PHASE 1 OF THE SCHEME, LONG QUEUES OF VEHICLES STRETCHING FROM KING TAI STREET IN SAN PO KONG TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WERE A COMMON FEATURE DURING PEAK PERIODS.

+ N0 LONGER,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID, ADDING THAT SPEEDIER JOURNEYS FOR ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES IN THE SAN PO KONG COMMERCIAL AREA HAS ALSO BEEN ACHIEVED.

♦WITH THE SCHEME IN FULL SWING THIS FRIDAY, BUS JOURNEY TIME IN EACH DIRECTION ALONG CHOI HUNG ROAD, FOR EXAMPLE, ARE EXPECTED TO BE REDUCED BY FIVE TO SEVEN MINUTES,* HE ADDED.

THIS, HE SAID, WILL RESULT IN A SUBSTANTIAL SAVING OF JOURNEY TIME FOR SOME 20 000 PASSENGERS EACH HOUR. MOTORISTS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO ENJOY SIMILAR BENEFITS.

FOR PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, TRAFFIC SIGNALS WITH CROSSING FACILITIES WILL BE INTRODUCED AT THE CRITICAL JUNCTIONS OF TAI YAU STREET AND TSEUK LUK STREET AND TSEUK LUK STREET AND SHUNG LING STREET.

ALTERNATIVE STOPPING FACILITIES WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE SCHEME WAS PREPARED BY A CONSULTANT FIRM AND HAD BEEN EXAMINED AND APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD.

MEANWHILE, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED ON FRIDAY.

I. URBAN CLEARWAYS

AuL VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS:

/' CHCI HUNG ROAD

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1F, 1982

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* CHOI HUNG ROAD NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH NING YUEN STREET (7-10 AM AND 4-7 PM DAILY);

* SECTIONS OF NING YUEN STREET, YIN HING STREET AND LOK SIN ROAD (7-10 AM AND 4-7 PM DAILY);

* THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HAMMER HILL ROAD BETWEEN CHOI HUNG ROAD AND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD (7 AM - 7 PM DAILY);

* THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD, HAMMER HILL ROAD AND A POINT 80 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HAMMER HILL ROAD (7 AM - 7 PM DAILY);

* THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD BETWEEN PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST AND LOK SIN ROAD (24 HOURS DAILY); AND

* THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HAMMER HILL ROAD AND A POINT 30 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION (24 HOURS DAILY).

II. PUBLIC LIGHT BUS CLEARWAYS (24 HOURS DAILY) ON:

* THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD BETWEEN TAI SHING STREET AND HAMMER HILL ROAD

* THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD BETWEEN TSEUK LUK STREET AND TAI YAU STREET:

* THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD OUTSIDE BLACKDOWN BARRACKS: AND

* THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HAMMER HILL ROAD BETWEEN CHOI HUNG ROAD AND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD.

III. PUBLIC LIGHT BUS PROHIBITED ZONE ON THE UNNAMED ROAD BETWEEN CHOI HUNG ROUD AND YIN HING STREET.

IV. 24—HOUR BUS ONLY LANE:

THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE ON CHOI HUNG ROAD OUTSIDE ROBERT BLACK HEALTH CENTRE AND NG WAH COLLEGE WILL BE RESERVED FOR BUSES ONLY.

V. STOPPING FACILITIES:

* A GENERAL PICK UP/SET DOWN BAY ON WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD ADJACENT TO BLACKDOWN BARRACKS: AND

* A BUS BAY ALONG WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD APPROACHING YIN HING STREET.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1982

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NEW BUS TERMINUS AT SHA TIN KCR STATION *****

A NEW BUS TERMINUS WILL BE OPENED AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE KCR’S SHA TIN STATION ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 20).

KMB FEEDER ROUTES 69K, 84K, 88K AND MAXICAB ROUTE 60 NOW TERMINATING AT SHA TIN MARKET WILL BE SHIFTED TO THE NEW TERMINUS.

♦THIS WILL MAKE IT MORE CONVENIENT FOR KCR COMMUTERS TO USE THE FEEDER SERVICES,* * A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦BUT KMB ROUTE 48 AND 170 WILL CONTINUE TO TERMINATE AT THE SHA TIN MARKET BUS STATION,* HE ADDED.

A TAXI STAND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GROUND LEVEL OF THE KCR STATION.

THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY.

24—HOUR URBAN CLEARWAYS

ALL VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS ALONG:

* RURAL COMMITTEE ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI PO ROAD TO THE SHA TIN KCR STATION BUS TERMINUS.

* THE APPROACH ROADS TO THE SHA TIN KCR BUS TERMINUS AND THE TAXI STAND AT THE GROUND FLOOR.

24—HOUR PLB CLEARWAYS

ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM STOPPING FOR PASSENGERS ALONG:

* SHA TIN CENTRE STREET;

* TAM KON PO STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH SHA TIN CENTRE STREET TO A POINT 30 METRES FURTHER SOUTH; AND

* WANG POK STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH SHA TIN CENTRE STREET TO A POINT 30 METRES FURTHER SOUTH.

MEANWHILE, ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING SHA TIN CENTRE STREET WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAM KON PO STREET.

THE APPROACH RAMP FROM THE SOUTH EXTENSION OF RURAL COMMITTEE ROAD TO THE SHA TIN KCR STATION * ILL BE RESERVED FOR BUSES.

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NEW BUS TERMINUS AND TAXI STAND IN TSUEN WAN XXX*

A NEW BUS TERMINUS ON SAI LAU KOK ROAD OPPOSITE THE TSUEN WAN MTR STATION WILL BE IN OPERATION FROM FRIDAY (AUGUST 20).

KMB ROUTES 51M, 66M AND 60M WILL STOP IN THE NEW TERMINUS, WHILE ROUTES 39M, 39, 52, 60, 66, 68 AND 50M WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE EXISTING STOP ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SAI LAU KOK ROAD.

ROUTE 39M WILL ALSO STOP AT THE NEW TERMINUS EN ROUTE TO ALLWAY GARDEN.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A NEW MAXICAB AND TAXI STAND ON SAI LAU KOK ROAD NEXT TO FU WAH CENTRE TO REPLACE THE EXISTING ONE OUTSIDE THE TSUEN WAN STATION.

FROM 10 AM THAT MORNING, THE SOUTH SIDE OF SAI LAU KOK ROAD FROM A POINT 90 METRES EAST OF MEI WAN STREET TO A POINT 250 METRES FURTHER EAST WILL BE DESIGNATED AS A 24-HOUR BUS ONLY LANE.

THE BUS ONLY LANE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SAI LAU KOK ROAD WILL BE REDUCED TO THE SECTION BETWEEN MEI WAN STREET AND A POINT 180 METRES EAST.

THE APPROACH ROAD TO THE NEW TAXI AND MAXICAB STAND, AND THE NORTH SIDE OF SAI LAU KOK ROAD FROM A POINT 180 METRES EAST OF MEI WAN STREET, TO A POINT 195 METRES FURTHER EAST WILL BE DESIGNATED AS A 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY.

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

MOREOVER, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE BANNED FROM ENTERING SAI LAU KOK ROAD BETWEEN THE APPROACH ROAD TO LUK YEUNG SUN CHUEN AND SHING MUN ROAD.

THE LOCATION OF THE EXISTING TAXI STAND ON THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF SAI LAU KOK ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED AS A +N0 WAITING* ZONE AND A 24-HOUR PLB CLEARWAY.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1982

RAINSTORM DEATH TOLL INCREASES TO FIVE

X X X X

A 68-YEAR-OLD MAN, WHO wAS-REPORTED TO HAVE FALLEN INTO A NULLAH IN TSUEN WAN ON MONDAY, wAS STILL MISSING TODAY WHILE RESCUE WORKERS FROM THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT THIS MORNING RECOVERED THE BODY OF A TWO-MGNTn-OLD BOY.

THE BOY WAS REPORTED MISSING FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF A HUT AT LAI CHI KOK ON MONDAY.

THIS RAISED THE DEATH TOLL CAUSED BY THE RAINSTORM OVER THE LAST THREE DAYS TO FIVE.

THE OTHER FOUR VICTIMS WERE TwO GIRLS AND A WOMAN BURIED BY MUDSLIPS AT LAI CHI KOK ON MONDAY, AND A MAN REMOVED FROM A COLLAPSED STONE-AND-BRICK STRUCTURE ON TSING Yl ISLAND YESTERDAY.

BY 4.30 PM TODAY, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT HAD REGISTERED A TOTAL OF 1 177 PEOPLE RENDERED HOMELESS SINCE THE START OF THE RAINSTORM ON MONDAY.

THEY WERE ALL OCCUPANTS OF SQUATTER HUTS OR VILLAGE-TYPE STONE STRUCTURES WHICH HAD COLLAPSED, BEEN FLOODED OR WERE IN DANGER OF BEING AFFECTED BY MUDSLIPS.

OF THESE PEOPLE, 698 ARE STAYING IN TEMPORARY SHELTERS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HONG KONG, 43 IN HOUSING DEPARTMENT TRANSIT CENTRES, AND THE REST WITH RELATIVES OR FRIENDS.

THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION OPERATED 84 SHELTERS, 59 OF THEM IN URBAN AREAS AND 25 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, PROVIDING TEMPORARY HOUSING FOR ABOUT 48Q PEOPLE.

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 584 REPORTS ON FLOODING, OF WHICH 521 CASES wERE CLEARED.

IT IS ALSO HANDLING 106 REPORTED LANDSLIPS AND 14 CASES OF ROAD BLOCKAGE.

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT SO FAR RECEIVED 131 REQUESTS FOP EMERGENCY RELIEF AND APPROVED 108 OF THEM, WITH A TOTAL OF 350 300 RELIEF FUNDS TO BE PAID OUT TOMORROW.

THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO PROCESSING 100 REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM FISH-POND FARMERS.

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FORUM ON CRIME FIGHTING IN TSUEN WAN * * * *

A PUBLIC FORUM WILL BE HELD AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 20) EVENING TO DISCUSS THE CRIME SITUATION AND PREVENTION WORK IN THE DISTRICT.

PROBLEMS RELATED TO SEX ESTABLISHMENTS IN PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, ILLEGAL PARKING AND POLICE ENFORCEMENT WORK IN THE DISTRICT WILL ALSO BE BROUGHT UP FOR DISCUSSION.

THE DIVISIONAL SUPERINTENDENT OF TSUEN WAN POLICE STATION. MR GEORGE CHAN, WILL TALK ON THESE SUBJECTS, TO BE FOLLOWED BY A QUEST ION-AND-ANSWER SESSION. ABOUT 300 MEMBERS FROM THE DISTRICT’S MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, AREA COMMITTEES AND THE DISTRICT BOARD HAVE BEEN INVITED.

THE FORUM IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT’S POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE AND WILL BE HELD AT THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL OF THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL STARTING AT 7.45 PM.

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELAINE CHUNG, WILL CHAIR THE FORUM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

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MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD FIFTH MEETING * * * *

THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET FOR THE FIFTH TIME ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 20), AT THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (YAU MA

DURING THE FORTHCOMING MEETING, VISITING MEMBERS FROM THE STANDING CONFERENCE ON ROAD SAFETY WILL BRIEF THE BOARD ON THE WORK OF THE CONFERENCE, WHILE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY WILL CONSULT BOARD MEMBERS ON THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW WEIGHTS AND MEASURES LEGISLATION.

THE BOARD WILL EXAMINE THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S PROPOSAL TO RE-ZONE PART OF THE +OPEN SPACE* SITE BOUNDED BY FUK TSUN STREET, IVY STREET AND TAI KOK TSUI FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A UC COMPLEX.

IT WILL ALSO CONSIDER THE FORMAT OF DEVELOPMENT FOR AN +OPEN SPACE* SITE LOCATED AT THE BOUNDARY OF NATHAN ROAD AND BOUNDARY STREET.

ALSO AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS’ APPROVAL WILL BE SOUGHT FOR THE PUBLICATION OF A SPECIAL INFORMATION SUPPLEMENT ON THE COMING DE ELECTION. THE SUPPLEMENT AIMS TO INTRODUCE DE CANDIDATES TO ELECTORS BY PROVIDING A PERSONALITY PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATES IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WHO WISH TO COVER THE EVENT ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF CDO(YMT) AT 490-492 NATHAN ROAD BEFORE 2.50 PM ON FRIDAY. THE MEETING wILL START AT 3 PM.

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TIN HAU TEMPLE TO HOLD SPECIAL CEREMONY *****

A SPECIAL CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO CELEBRATE THE RECENTLY COMPLETED RENOVATION OF THE TIN HAU TEMPLE IN CAUSEWAY BAY, ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST POPULAR TEMPLES IN HONG KONG.

IN APRIL THIS YEAR, A SMALL FIRE OCCURRED AT THE TEMPLE, DAMAGING TWO STATUES.

THE TAI FAMILY WHO LOOK AFTER THE TEMPLE HAD TWO NEW STATUES MADE AND CARRIED OUT GENERAL RENOVATION OF THE TEMPLE.

THE CEREMONY, WHICH WILL START AT 1 PM, WILL INCLUDE A t-HC I KWONG+ RITE TO BREATHE LIFE INTO THE NEW STATUES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A LION DANCE FOLLOWING AN EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY.

THE TEMPLE WITH A HISTORY OF MORE THAN 250 YEARS WAS DECLARED A MONUMENT IN MARCH THIS YEAR.

AMONG OTHER ITEMS OF HISTORICAL INTEREST, THE TEMPLE HAS A BRONZE BELL CAST IN 1747 AND A STONE TABLET BEARING THE NAMES OF LOCAL MERCHANTS AND RESIDENTS WHO MADE DONATIONS IN 1868 FOR THE REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF THE TEMPLE.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CAUSEWAY BAY KAIFONG WELFARE ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

OTHER GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (EASTERN), MR C. GATELY, THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR B.D. WILSON, THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (CAUSEWAY BAY-NORTH POINT), MR C.C. WAN, AND DR S.M. BARD AND MR Y.S. YIM OF THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS OFFICE.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

NEW FRUITS MARKET OPENS TOMORROW * * *

A NEW WHOLESALE MARKET FOR FRUITS WILL BE OPENED IN WESTERN DISTRICT BY THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE 25-MILL ION-DOLLAR MARKET REPLACES THE OLD WHOLESALE FRUITS MARKET LOCATED NEXT TO THE WESTERN MARKET IN SHEUNG WAN, THE SITE CF WHICH IS REQUIRED FOR MTR’S ISLAND LINE PROJECT.

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NEW MARKET WHICH IS NEAR THE HILL ROAD FLYOVER, CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST, WESTERN, AT 10.45 AM TOMORROW.

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INSTRUCTORS’ COURSE FOR DANCERS X X X X

THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT HAS ORGANISED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG ACADEMY OF BALLET, A DANCE INSTRUCTORS’ COURSE TO BE HELD CROM SEPTEMBER 18 TO DECEMBER 4.

THE COURSE, WHICH WILL EE HELD EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM, IS OPEN TO PEOPLE AGED 18 OR ABOVE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN TEACHING DANCES TO CHILDREN OR BEGINNERS.

COURSE SUPERVISORS WILL BE COMMISSIONED BY THE HONG KONG ACADEMY OF BALLET.

ENROLMENT TO THE COURSE IS LIMITED TO 25 AND APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 4.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT RSS HEADQUARTERS AT WING ON CENTRE AND ALL RSS DISTRICT OFFICES.

THE FEE IS $15. FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING 5-458511.

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WATER CUT IN THE PEAK * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE PEAK WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 20) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE WORK ON THE SUPPLY SYSTEM.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE: NO. 1-51 BARKER ROAD, FINDLAY PATH R.B.L. 10' ’THE FARM’, 6 LLOYD PATH AND NO. 3-37 SEVERN ROAD.

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GOVERNMENT DETERMINED TO MAKE DISTRICT BOARDS WORK ......... 1

SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR PUPILS 3

TEMPORARY WHOLESALE WJIT MARKET OPENS TODAY................. j

TENDERS INVITED FOR MORE URBAN AND NT TAXI LICENCES......... 4

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS COMMENDED ............... 5

NEW PLB STAND IN SHA TIN .......

WATER CUT IN MUI WO

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GOVERNMENT DETERMINED TO MAKE DISTRICT BOARDS WORK

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THERE WAS AN ABSOLUTE DETERMINATION AT ALL LEVELS IN GOVERNMENT TO MAKE THE DISTRICT BOARD SYSTEM WORK, THE ACTING CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, KOWLOON CITY, MR ALISTAIR LANG, SAID TODAY.

♦THERE IS A GREAT WILLINGNESS TO LISTEN, TO LEARN, TO PROFIT FROM MISTAKES, AND TO TUNE UP THE MACHINERY OF GOVERNMENT SO THAT IT CAN RESPOND,+ HE SAID.

MR LANG WAS SPEAKING AT THE INAUGURAL LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF KAI TAK.

HE NOTED THAT THE ELECTORAL PROCESS, THE CHAIN OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN VOTER, HIS ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE AND THE GOVERNMENT, WOULD PROVIDE AN ANALOGUE TO THE MARKET SYSTEM IN WHICH THE PUBLIC, AS THE CUSTOMER COULD COMMUNICATE ITS NEEDS TO THE GOVERNMENT, AS THE SUPPLIER OF GOODS.

+THE EFFICACY OF THE CHAIN OF COMMUNICATION DEPENDS ON ITS COMPONENT PARTS,+ HE SAID.

♦ AT ONE LEVEL, IT IS UP TO THE REGISTERED VOTER TO SELECT THE CANDIDATE HE WANTS, TO TURN OUT AND VOTE FOR HIM ON SEPTEMBER 23 AND THEN TO MONITOR THE ELECTED MEMBER, PROD HIM, LOBBY HIM AND GENERALLY ENSURE THAT HE REMAINS UP TO THE MARK.

♦AT ANOTHER LEVEL, IT DEPENDS ON GOOD QUALITY CANDIDATES PRESENTING THEMSELVES FOR ELECT ION.+

MR LANG SAID THAT A GOOD CANDIDATE SHOULD BE WILLING TO SERVE THE PUBLIC AND HAVE THE COURAGE TO SPEAK UP FOR THEIR NEEDS.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT WELL RECOGNISED THAT THE WAY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WAS NOT NECESSARILY TO THROW MORE RESOURCES AND MORE MONEY, ♦BUT RATHER TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE ADVICE AVAILABLE TO US AND OF THE RESOURCES WE USE.+

♦THE GREATEST OF HONG KONG’S RESOURCES IS ITS PEOPLE.

♦SEPTEMBER 23 GIVES US ALL THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAP THAT RESOURCE FOR A PROFITABLE AND LASTING USE,+ HE ADDED.

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SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR PUPILS

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL INTRODUCE A NEW SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS ASSISTANCE SCHEME IN THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR TO HELP NEEDY STUDENTS PURCHASE TEXTBOOKS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY IT WAS EXPECTED THAT OVER 180 000 STUDENTS WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME, WHICH IS ESTIMATED TO COST THE GOVERNMENT MORE THAN $37 MILLION FOR THE 1982-1983 SCHOOL YEAR.

UNDER THE NEW SCHEME, THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY, VIA BANK AUTOPAY SYSTEMS, A CASH GRANT TO THE PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF ELIGIBLE PUPILS STUDYING IN PRIMARY AND JUNIOR SECONDARY CLASSES IN GOVERNMENT AND AIDED SCHOOLS, AND THOSE OCCUPYING BOUGHT PLACES IN PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID A FULL GRANT WOULD BE $135 PER PUPIL PER ANNUM FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS AND $325 PER PUPIL PER ANNUM FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS.

SCHOOLS MAY AWARD FULL OR HALF GRANTS BASED ON A POINTS SYSTEM GIVEN IN A TEXTBOOKS ASSISTANCE RECKONER.

THEY MAY AWARD THEM TO ELIGIBLE PUPILS UP TO 25 PER CENT OF THEIR ACTUAL TOTAL ENROLMENT.

FOR SCHOOLS WITH BOUGHT PLACES, THE CEILING IS CALCULATED AT 25 PER CENT OF THE NUMBER OF BOUGHT PLACES IN THE CLASSES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT HEADS OF SCHOOLS MIGHT AT THEIR DISCRETION ALSO AWARD GRANTS FOR CASES OF EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVING HARDSHIP NOT COVERED BY THE RECKONER.

+THESE DISCRETIONARY GRANTS, HOWEVER, WILL HAVE TO BE WITHIN THE SCHOOL’S OVERALL 25 PER CENT ENTITLEMENT AND ARE SUBJECT TO AN OVERALL MAXIMUM NUMBER CALCULATED AT THE RATE OF THREE FULL GRANTS PER CLASS,+ HE SAID.

INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS MAY, IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES, SEEK APPROVAL FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO AWARD AN ADDITIONAL NUMBER OF GRANTS OVER THE 25 PER CENT CEILING, PROVIDED THERE ARE +SAVINGS+ RESULTING FROM SOME SCHOOLS NOT TAKING UP THEIR FULL QUOTA.

PUPILS WHO WISH TO BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME CAN APPLY THROUGH THEIR SCHOOLS USING A STANDARDISED FORM TO BE COMPLETED AND SIGNED BY THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS.

THE CUT-OFF DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 15, 1982 FOR THE 1°82-1983 SCHOOL YEAR.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO DREW THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC TO THE WORK OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES WHICH DEALS WITH ALL COMPLAINTS CONCERNING PRICES OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER SCHOOL ITEMS.

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THE COMMITTEE, WHICH WAS FORMED IN 1974, COMPRISES REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE CONSUMER COUNCIL.

THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CODE OF PRACTICE RELATING TO THE SALE OF SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS AND SUPPLIES.

THE CODE STRESSES THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD NOT RESTRICT THE SALE OF SCHOOL BOOKS, UNIFORMS, AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO ONE SUPPLIER AND THAT PRICES FOR SUCH ITEMS SHOULD BE KEPT AS LOW AS POSSIBLE.

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TEMPORARY WHOLESALE FRUIT MARKET OPENS TODAY * * * * *

A TEMPORARY WHOLESALE FRUIT MARKET AT THE WESTERN DISTRICT WAS OPENED THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING TO REPLACE THE OLD MARKET WHICH HAD BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE THE MID-194O’S.

THE OLD MARKET IS NOW BEING DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR AN MTR ISLAND LINE PROJECT.

THE TEMPORARY MARKET WOULD PROVIDE MORE FACILITIES, INCLUDING PARKING SPACES, LOADING AND UNLOADING FACILITIES, A BANK, TRADE OFFICES AND A CANTEEN, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR J.M. RIDDELL-SWAN, SAID AT AN OPENING CEREMONY TODAY.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT HONG KONG CONSUMES SOME 1 OOO TONNES CF FRESH FRUIT PER DAY, AND MORE THAN 100 000 TONNES.

WORTH $363 MILLION, PASSED THROUGH THE WESTERN MARKET LAST YEAR.

+SINCE THE MID-1940S THE MARKET DEALING WITH THIS CONSIDERABLE TRADE HAS BEEN CRAMPED BEHIND THE WESTERN RETAIL MARKET WITH INSUFFICIENT SPACE AND NO PROPER FACILITIES FOR THE LOADING AND UNLOADING OF PRODUCE,+ MR RIDDELL-SWAN SAID.

THE TEMPORARY WHOLESALE FRUIT MARKET WILL BE IN OPERATION UNTIL A NEW WHOLESALE MARKET COMPLEX AT THE WESTERN DISTRICT IS COMPLETED SEVERAL YEARS LATER.

+IT IS INTENDED THAT EVENTUALLY THE WHOLESALE FRUIT MARKET WILL BE INTEGRATED INTO THE NEW WHOLESALE MARKET COMPLEX, WHICH WILL BE SITUATED ON THE WESTERN RECLAMATION WITH ALL MODERN MARKETING FACILITIES TOGETHER WITH AMPLE PARKING AND LOADING SPACE AND ADEQUATE BERTHING FACILITIES FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF CRAFT,+ MR RIDDELL-SWAN DISCLOSED.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR MORE URBAN AND NT TAXI LICENCES *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL BE INVITING TENDERS FOR A FURTHER 300 URBAN TAXI LICENCES AND 150 NEW TERRITORIES TAXI LICENCES.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (THURSDAY), A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TENDER FORMS FOR THE 450 TAXI LICENCES WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION TOMORROW (FRIDAY), FROM EITHER THE HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR OF THE MURRAY ROAD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK, CENTRAL, OR THE KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICE IN DUNDAS STREET, MONG KOK.

BLUE TENDER FORMS WILL BE USED FOR URBAN AND WHITE FORMS FOR NEw TERRITORIES LICENCES.

♦PROSPECTIVE TENDERERS CANNOT USE ANY OTHER FORM ISSUED PREVIOUSLY,* THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

TENDERS MUST DEPOSIT $25 000 WITH THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES FOR EACH URBAN TAXI LICENCE AND $15 000 FOR EACH NEW TERRITORIES TAXI LICENCE.

THE TENDERER MAY SUBMIT ONE TENDER FORM FOR ANY NUMBER OF TAXI LICENCES NOT EXCEEDING 300 FOR THE URBAN AREA AND 150 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

A PUBLIC BALLOT MAY BE HELD TO DETERMINE THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERERS WHO OFFER THE SAME UNIT PREMIUM.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS, TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL DEPOSIT RECEIPTS, MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE IN SEALED ENVELOPES, ADDRESSED TO THE CHAIRMAN, CENTRAL TENDER BOARD, AND PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX, IN THE ENTRANCE HALL ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (MAIN WING), LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG, BEFORE NOON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1982.

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CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS COMMENDED * * *

FOURTEEN CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS WERE AWARDED THE COMMISSIONER’S COMMENDATIONS TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR THEIR COURAGE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY SHOWN AT TAI LAM CENTRE FOR WOMEN DURING A RAINSTORM IN MAY THIS YEAR.

THE OFFICERS WERE KWONG HO HANG-CHING, KEUNG TSUN-KI, LUK KING-YEE, LAM LEE KWONG-YING, CHIU SUI-NGOR, CHEUNG YIM-FONG, LI SHUM WAI-SUN, CHENG HUNG-KWAN, LEUNG PUI-LAN, WONG YU-YING, CHAU WAI-KWAN, MAN MING-CHI, CHAN WING-KUEN, AND MOK SUK-TING.

THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, W R.W.B. HIGGINBOTTOM, PRESENTED THE CERTIFICATES OF COMMENDATION AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE CENTRE.

THE TORRENTIAL RAIN ON MAY 29 SWEPT AWAY A SECTION OF THE OUTER WALL AND THE INNER FENCE OF THE CENTRE, AND DAMAGED PART CF THE WALL OF ITS LAUNDRY.

THE 14 OFFICERS WORKED HARD AND KEPT THE SITUATION AT THE CENTRE UNDER CONTROL.

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NEW PLB STAND IN SHA TIN XXX

A NEW STAND FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE SET UP AT TAM KAN PO STREET IN SHA TIN FROM FRIDAY (AUGUST 20).

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING PLB STOP AT SHA TIN RURAL COMMITTEE ROAD WILL BE CANCELLED TO ALLOW FOR THE CONSTRUCTION CF A BRIDGE.

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WATER CUT IN MUI WO

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO ALL PREMISES IN MUI WO, LANTAU ISLAND WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 23) TO FACILITATE WORK ON THE SUPPLY SYSTEM.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL ALSO AFFECT PREMISES IN LUK TEI TONG, TAI TEI TONG, PAK NGAN HEUNG, CHUNG HAU, KAY HAN, NAM PING, SAI YUEN, TONG YUEN, AND CHUNG HAU TAI STREET, AS WELL AS C.M.B. FREE HOSPITAL AND THE ELECTRIC SUB-STATION.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CHIEF SECRETARY’S SPEECH AT CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DINING-IN NIGHT ...................................................... H

FARE REVISION FOR MAXICAB SERVICES ......................... 1

NEW MAXICAB ROUTES IN HONG KONG ............................ 2

INCREASE IN HK POPULATION .................................. 3

RENOWNED GROUPS FOR SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT.................. 4

HK’S EDUCATION SYSTEM - A CASE IN POINT..................... 5

MORE RECLAMATION AT JUNK BAY ............................... 6

CHAI WAN PIER LEASE......................................... 6

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1982

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

CHIEF SECRETARY’S SPEECH AT CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DINING-IN NIGHT * *

The TEXT OF A SPEECH BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY SIR Pull IP HADDON-CAVE. DELIVERED THIS EVENING AT THE CUSTofc AND Cf

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FARE REVISION FOR MAXICAB SERVICES M M M M

THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, FOLLOWING THE ADVICE GIVEN BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS APPROVED A FARE INCREASE FOR 24 MAXICAB ROUTES ON HONG KONG ISLAND?

THE INCREASE - RANGING FROM 25 PER CENT TO A MAXIMUM OF 50 PER CENT - WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 22). lt,^nr.A JRA^P0RT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE TuSRnen^oV«S DUE T0 A R1SE IN OPERATIONAL COSTS, AND THAT Jnci DrACT<l0Nno^we^ACHED AFTER A DETAILED SURVEY OF CHANGES IN expensesTo^erRtheRyearsGES’ ma,ntenance and administration

1 HE REVISED FARES WILL AFFECT THE FOLLOWING MAXICAB ROUTESi

NO ROUTE EXISTING FARE NEW FARE

$ $

1 HMS ’TAMAR’ - THE PEAK 2.00 3.00

2 HMS ’TAMAR’ - OLD PEAK ROAD 1.00 1.50

3 HMS ’TAMAR’ - PO SHAN ROAD 1.00 1.50

4 SHEK PAI WAN - CAUSEWAY BAY

DAY SERVICEi ALL NIGHT SERVICE* 2.00 3.00 2.50 3.50

5 ABERDEEN - CAUSEWAY BAY 2.00 2.50

6 OCEAN PARK/SHOUSON HILL - STAR FERRY 2.00 3.00

7 MOUNT NICHOLSON - STAR FERRY 2.00 3.00

8 STAR FERRY - BAGUIO VILLAS 2.00 3.00

9 STAR FERRY - BOWEN ROAD 1.00 1.50

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12 KWUN LUNG LAU - SAI YING PUN 0.70 1.00

13 KA WAI MAN ROAD - SAI YING PUN 0.70 1.00

16 CHAI WAN (EAST) - STANLEY VILLAGE/ CHUNG HOM KOK 2.50 3.50

17 CHAI WAN (CENTRAL) - PAK SHA WAN THA 0.50 0.70

18 CHAI WAN (CENTRAL) - CAPE COLLINSON 1.00 1.50

19 SAI WAN HO - 0 PUI LUNG

OUTWARDi INWARDI 0.50 0.30 0.70 0.50

21 TAI HANG DRIVE - HAPPY VIEW TERRACE 1.00 1.50

22 POK FU LAM GARDENS - STAR FERRY 2.00 2.50

23 KENNEDY TOWN - POK FU LAM 1.00 1.50

26 ABERDEEN - DEEP WATER BAY 1.50 2.00

27 AP LEI CHAU - ABERDEEN 0.60 0.90

28 UPPER BAGUIO VILLAS - CAUSEWAY BAY 2.50 3.50

29 AP LEI CHAU ESTATE - WONG CHUK HANG 0.70 1.00

30 CAUSEWAY BAY - WATFORD ROAD 1.50 2.50

35 ABERDEEN - WAN CHAI 2.00 2.50

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NEW MAX ICAB ROUTES IN HONG KONG X M X X X X

TWO NEW HONG KONG MAXICAB ROUTES, NO. 14 AND 31, WILL START OPERATION FROM SUNDAY (AUGUST 22).

ROUTE NO. 14 WILL RUN FROM TAI HANG DRIVE TO HAPPY VIEW TERRACE IN CAUSEWAY BAY VIA TAI HANG ROAD, FUK KWAN AVENUE, TAI HANG ROAD, TUNG LO WAN ROAD, LEIGHTON ROAD, PENNINGTON STREET, KESWICK STREET, LEIGHTON ROAD, CAROLINE HILL ROAD, LINK ROAD AND BROADWOOD ROAD.

RETURN TRIPS FROM HAPPY VIEW TERRACE WILL BE VIA BROADWOOD ROAD, LINK ROAD, CAROLINE HILL ROAD, LEIGHTON ROAD, PENNINGTON STREET, KESWICK STREET, LEIGHTON ROAD, PENNINGTON STREET, YEE WO STREET, TUNG LO WAN ROAD, TAI HANG ROAD AND TAI HANG DRIVE.

THE ROUTE WILL OPERATE FROM 6.45 AM TO 7 PM ON WEEKDAYS ONLY. FARES RANGE FROM *1 TO $1.50.

/ROUTE NO. 31

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ROUTE NO. 31 WILL RUN FROM TIN WAN TO JAFFE ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY VIA KA WO STREET, HING WO STREET, SHEK PAI WAN ROAD, TIN WAN STREET. TIN WAN HILL ROAD, SHEK PAI WAN ROAD, WAH FU ROAD, WAH LAM PATH, WAH LOK PATH, SHEK PAI WAN ROAD, POK FU LAM ROAD, BONHAM ROAD, CAINE ROAD, UPPER ALBERT ROAD, GARDEN ROAD, QUEENSWAY, RODNEY STREET, DRAKE STREET, TAMAR STREET, QUEENSWAY, HENNESSY ROAD, FENWICK STREET, LOCKHART ROAD AND PERCIVAL STREET.

RETURN TRIPS WILL BE VIA JAFFE ROAD, CANNON STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD, PERCIVAL STREET, LOCKHART ROAD, FENWICK STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD, HARCOURT ROAD, TAMAR STREET, DRAKE STREET, RODNEY STREET, HARCOURT ROAD, COTTON TREE DRIVE, UPPER ALBERT ROAD, CAINE ROAD, BONHAM ROAD, POK FU LAM ROAD, SHEK PAI WAN ROAD, WAH FU ROAD, WAH LAM PATH, WAH FU ROAD, SHEK PAI WAN ROAD, TIN WAN STREET AND KA WO STREET.

THE ROUTE WILL OPERATE FROM 6.30 AM TO 12.07 AM DAILY AT FARES OF 11.50 AND 12.50.

. AT THE SAME TIME, FOR ROUTE 21 (TAI HANG DRIVE-CAUSEWAY BAY), ADDITIONAL SHORT JOURNEYS WILL BE PROVIDED BETWEEN LAI TAK TSUEN AND KESWICK STREET VIA LAI TAK TSUEN ROAD WHENEVER NECESSARY, WITH A FLAT FARE OF 70 CENTS.

MEANWHILE, MAX ICABS ON ROUTE 11 ON THEIR JOURNEY FROM TIN WAN TO CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HIGH STREET, EASTERN STREET AND HOSPITAL ROAD, BYPASSING BONHAM ROAD.

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INCREASE IN HK POPULATION *****

THE ESTIMATED POPULATION OF HONG KONG AT THE END OF JUNE 1982 WAS 5 232 900, ACCORDING TO FIGURES RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE ESTIMATE REPRESENTS AN INCREASE OF 25 900 PEOPLE OR 0.5 PER CENT OVER END-OF-1981 FIGURE.

NET MIGRATION — THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOTAL ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES — FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 1982 CONTRIBUTED A VERY SMALL NET LOSS OF 833 PEOPLE TO THE POPULATION GROWTH. THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO A NET OUTFLOW OF 5 172 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, THAT OUTNUMBERED NET INWARD IMMIGRATION. '

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF BIRTHS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1982 WAS 39 605, AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS WAS 12 877.

NATURAL INCREASE — THE BALANCE OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS — AMOUNTED TO 26 728, WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR THE TOTAL POPULATION GROWTH DURING THE SIX-MONTH PERIOD.

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RENOWNED GROUPS FOR SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT

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THE ANNUAL SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT, WHICH WILL START IN DECEMBER, IS EXPECTED TO DRAW MORE THAN 30 000 PEOPLE.

THIS WAS SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION, MR BENJAMIN NG.

THE FORTNIGHT WOULD OPEN WITH A DANCE DRAMA BY THE HONG KONG DANCE COMPANY IN THE SIR RUN RUN SHAW HALL OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY ON DECEMBER 18, MR NG SAID.

THIS IS THE SECOND SUCH PROGRAMME FOR SHA TIN, THE FIRST HAVING BEEN HELD LAST YEAR.

THE FORTNIGHT WILL INCLUDE 23 EVENTS, ABOUT HALF OF THEM TO BE STAGED AT THE SIR RUN RUN SHAW HALL, THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE, AND VARIOUS COMMUNITY HALLS AND SCHOOLS IN SHA TIN.

THE REST OF THE EVENTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, OPEN SPACES IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, PLAYGROUNDS IN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS, AND OTHER OUTDOOR VENUES.

THE FORTNIGHT WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY SUCH RENOWNED GROUPS AS THE HONG KONG ACADEMY BALLET COMPANY, THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, THE HONG KONG CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND THE HONG KONG REPERTORY THEATRE.

OTHER MAJOR ATTRACTIONS WILL BE CANTONESE OPERA SHOWS BY THE LAI KWAN OPERA GROUP, STARRING MISS LEE PO-YING AND MR LAW KA-YING, THE LUNG CHEUNG OPERA TROUPE AND THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION.

MR NG SAID A TOTAL OF $750 000 WOULD BE SPENT ON THE ARTS FORTNIGHT, WITH $300 000 FROM THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, $220 000 FROM THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND THE BALANCE TO BE MET BY THE MUSIC OFFICE, TICKET PROCEEDS AND PRIVATE DONATIONS.

A BONSAI SHOW AND AN EXHIBITION OF CHINESE PAINTINGS AND CALLIGRAPHY WILL ALSO BE MOUNTED IN COMMUNITY HALLS.

ADMISSIONS TO THE SHOW AND EXHIBITION AND MOST OF THE OUTDOOR EVENTS WILL BE FREE.

TICKETS AND DETAILED PROGRAMMES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY NOVEMBER.

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HK’S EDUCATION SYSTEM - A CASE IN POINT * * * *

HOW THE SON OF A HUMBLE MESSENGER IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE CAME TO WIN A COVETED SCHOLARSHIP TO OXFORD UNIVERSITY WAS THE SUBJECT OF THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE’S TALK TO THE CHINESE BRITISH-RETURNED STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION TODAY (FRIDAY) AT THE FURAMA HOTEL.

AU LEUNG-BUN WON THE SCHOLARSHIP RECENTLY AND WILL LEAVE FOR OXFORD SOON.

DESCRIBING THIS AS A HONG KONG EDUCATION SUCCESS STORY, W HAYE SAID THAT THE BOY’S FATHER, MR AU KWOK-TUNG, IS AN OFFICE ASSISTANT IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, AND MRS AU IS A HOUSEWIFE.

THE PARENTS RECEIVED ONLY PRIMARY EDUCATION AND WERE DETERMINED TO GIVE ALL THEIR THREE CHILDREN THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THEY HAD MISSED.

THEY DID THIS BY HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND SELF-SACRIFICE, WHICH MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THEIR THREE CHILDREN TO PROCEED THROUGH THE LOCAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM TO POST-SECONDARY LEVEL.

THE ELDEST SON LEUNG-FAI, IS TAKING A DIPLOMA COURSE IN MELBOURNE AFTER SECURING A HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING FROM THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

YUK-YEE, THE SECOND CHILD AND ONLY DAUGHTER, IS NOW A COMPUTER PROGRAMMER IN A LEADING FINANCE COMPANY AFTER GETTING A DIPLOMA IN COMPUTER STUDIES FROM THE POLYTECHNIC TWO YEARS AGO.

LIKE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF OTHER CHILDREN IN HONG KONG, THE THREE CHILDREN WENT TO GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOLS, AND THEREAFTER TO AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THEY WORKED HARD, PASSED THEIR EXAMINATIONS AND FOUND TIME FOR A NUMBER CF HEALTHY EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. AND YET, ACCORDING TO THEIR FATHER, NONE OF THEM HAD EVER COMPLAINED ABOUT SCHOOL PRESSURE.

♦MR AU TELLS ME THAT HIS CHILDREN STUDY LATE ONLY DURING EXAMINATION PERIODS, AND ALWAYS MANAGE TO CONTINUE WITH EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES,+ MR HAYE SAID.

LEUNG-BUN, AND HIS BROTHER AND SISTER, MAY BE ACADEMICALLY BRIGHT, BUT THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED THE QUALITIES NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS.

♦AND THEY ARE THE PRODUCTS OF AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WHICH SOME CRITICS HAVE DESCRIBED AS UNDESIRABLE,♦ MR HAYE SAID.

THE STORY OF AU LEUNG-BUN AND HIS FAMILY COULD BE ECHOED BY THE EXPERIENCE OF MANY MEMBERS OF THE CHINESE BRITISH-RETURNED STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION, MR HAYE CONCLUDED.

HIS AUDIENCE WAS PROOF OF THE FUNDAMENTAL SOUNDNESS OF THE HONG KONG SYSTEM AND A GUARANTEE OF ITS PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE, HE SAID.

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MORE RECLAMATION AT JUNK BAY M I X X

A TOTAL OF ABOUT 71.2 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AMD SEA BED IN JUNK BAY WOULD BE RECLAIMED TO PROVIDE SITES FOR A SEWAGE WORKS AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AT PAK SHEK KOK AND FOR A SEAWALL WITH MARINE LOADING FACILITIES AT SAN SHEK WAN, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE EXTENT OF THE AREAS INVOLVED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THIS WEEK’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, AND ANV OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL SHOULD BE SENT TO THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

THE NOTICE IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH WITH ITS RELATED PLAN CAN BE SEEN ON NOTICE BOARDS NEAR THE TWO SITES, AS WELL AS AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE. SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1ST FLOOR. 692 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD. * '

,™E PLAN CAN ALS0 Be SEEN AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SURVEY IHE 5TH FL00R MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, WHERE COPIES CAN BE PURCHASED FROM TriE SALES OFFICE.

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CHAI WAN PIER LEASE X x X

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO GRANT A 2 310 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND CONSTRUCT A PIER FOR THE HANDLING OF

LEASE OF AN AREA OF ABOUT SEA BED IN CHAI WAN TO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS.

NOTIFICATION OF THIS PROPOSAL WAS PUBLISHED IN TH-T0DAY (FRIDAY), AND THIS NOTICE TOGETHER WITH A PUN OF THE AREA HAS BEEN POSTED UP NEAR THE SITE.

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

CHAI ?UB-°rFICL

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OP LIFE.................................. 1

ENFORCEMENT ACTION STEPPED UP AT BEACHES ...................... 2

HONG KONG LAND SUBSIDIARY GETS 'TAN CIiAI SITE ................ 2

NO IMMEDIATE PLAN TO CHANGE NT TAXI BOUNDARY .................. 3

water cut in north point ...................................... 3

SEMINAR ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY .................................. 4

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD ...................................... 5

Cas OFFICERS LEAVE FOR TRAINING IN AUSTRALIA .................. 6

TWO MARKET STALLS IN TaI PO FOR AUCTION

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1982

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IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE * * * *

DISTRICT BOARDS AND DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE PEOPLE, THE OUTGOING TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LUI HAU-TUEN, SAID TODAY.

DURING HIS FOUR YEARS IN TSUEN WAN, MR LUI SAID, HE HAD SEEN DIFFERENT STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT, TOWN MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING WORK.

♦WE ARE NOW IN A STAGE WHERE THE EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON IMPROVING THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE SETTING UP OF DISTRICT BOARDS AND DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES,♦ HE SAID.

MR LUI WAS SPEAKING AT A DINNER PARTY GIVEN BY TSUEN WAN COMMUNITY LEADERS TO BID FAREWELL TO HIM AND TO WELCOME THE NEW DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELAINE CHUNG.

DESCRIBING THE DISTRICT BOARD IN TSUEN WAN AS A SUCCESS, HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC HAD GONE TO GREAT LENGTHS TO SOLVE THE DISTRICT’S TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, AND THE LACK OF RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL FACILITIES.

♦WE ARE NOW IN A BETTER SITUATION THAN WHEN I WAS HERE FOUR YEARS AGO,+ HE SAID.

HE HOPED MORE REGISTERED ELECTORS WOULD COME FORWARD TO VOTE IN THE SEPTEMBER URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN THE SAME WAY AS THE VOTERS RESPONDED TO THE NEW TERRITORIES ELECTIONS HELD IN MARCH.

MR LUI IS TO TAKE UP HIS NEW POST AS CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, EASTERN, IN EARLY OCTOBER.

THE COMMUNITY LEADERS PRESENTED HIM A PLAQUE IN RECOGNITION OF HIS SERVICE IN TSUEN WAN.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1982

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ENFORCEMENT ACTION STEPPED UP AT BEACHES ******

PEOPLE GOING ON OUTINGS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE WARNED AGAIN TODAY AGAINST LITTERING THE PUBLIC PLACES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID THAT A LITTERING OFFENCE COULD RESULT IN A FINE OF AS MUCH AS $5 OOO FOR THE WRONGDOER.

+KEEP YOUR PUBLIC BATHING BEACHES AND POPULAR PICNIC SPOTS AS CLEAN AS YOU FIND THEM,+ HE URGED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID MORE THAN 100 BEACHGOERS WERE CAUGHT FOR LITTERING OFFENCES IN CLEAR WATER BAY ALONE LAST MONTH, WHILE 10 000 BASKETS OF GARBAGE WERE COLLECTED DURING EIGHT SPECIAL CLEANSING OPERATIONS AT THE BEACH.

HE SAID NTSD CLEANSING STAFF REMOVED AN AVERAGE OF 2 400 BASKETS OF REFUSE DURING AND AFTER EACH WEEKEND AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY FROM POPULAR PICNIC SPOTS.

MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE WERE SUMMONSED FOR LITTERING OFFENCES WHILE HAVING THEIR FUN AT THE PICNIC SPOTS DURING THE LAST SEVEN MONTHS, HE SAID.

HE URGED PEOPLE TO TAKE PLASTIC BAGS WITH THEM ON THEIR OUTINGS FOR DISPOSAL OF LITTER AND TO USE THE LITTER BINS PROVIDED ON THE BEACHES AND PICNIC SPOTS.

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HONG KONG LAND SUBSIDIARY GETS WAN CHAI SITE ******

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) AWARDED A TENDER FOR A 2 489-SQUARE-METRE SITE NEXT TO CHINA FLEET CLUB IN WAN CHAI TO MAGENTA LAND CO. LTD., A SUBSIDIARY OF HONG KONG LAND CO. LTD.

THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT (DISPOSAL), W DUNCAN SCOTT-WILL, SAID THAT THE SITE, BOUNDED BY GLOUCESTER ROAD, FENWICK STREET, JAFFE ROAD AND CHINA FLEET CLUB, IS FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL PURPOSES, EXCLUDING PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL, HOTEL AND GODOWN USES.

THE COMPANY BID 5376 500 000 FOR THE SITE, THE HIGHEST OF SEVEN TENDERS RECEIVED.

THE PURCHASER HAS TO PAY $5 MILLION ON ACCEPTANCE OF THE TENDER AND THE BALANCE OF THE PREMIUM WITHIN ONE MONTH.

UNDER THE BUILDING COVENANT, THE BUILDING TO BE CONSTRUCTED ON THE SITE SHOULD BE COMPLETED ON OR BEFORE JULY 1986 AND THAT THE PURCHASER SHOULD SPEND A SUM OF NOT LESS THAN $75 MILLION ON THE DEVELOPMENT.

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NO IMMEDIATE PLAN TO CHANGE NT TAXI BOUNDARY

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THERE WAS NO IMMEDIATE PLAN TO RELAX THE EXISTING NEW TERRITORIES TAXI BOUNDARY LIMITS, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

HE WAS RESPONDING TO AN EARLIER STATEMENT MADE BY NEW TERRITORIES TAXI OPERATORS THAT THE DEPARTMENT WAS REVIEWING A PLAN TO EASE THE BOUNDARY RESTRICTIONS.

HE SAID, +THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY CARRYING OUT A SERIES OF SURVEYS ON THE EFFECTS OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY TSUEN WAN LINE AND THE ELECTR IF I CAT ION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY.

♦AND THE ADEQUACY OF FEEDER SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHER MODES CF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, INCLUDING TAXIS, WILL ALSO BE EXAMINED.*

THE OUTCOME OF THESE SURVEYS WOULD GIVE AN INDICATION ON THE EXTENT TO WHICH DEMAND WAS BEING MET BY URBAN TAXIS AND ON WHETHER THERE WAS A NEED TO CHANGE OPERATION BOUNDARIES FOR NEW TERRITORIES TAXIS TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR SERVICES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦AS EXAMINATION ON THE NEED FOR ANY CHANGE TO THE RESTRICTIONS WILL ONLY BE POSSIBLE AFTER THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE LATER THIS YEAR, ANY IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO THE EXISTING BOUNDARIES IS UNLIKELY,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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WATER CUT IN NORTH POINT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN NORTH POINT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 26) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY TO ALLOW FOR A WASTE DETECTION LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AREA AFFECTED WILL BE BOUNDED BY NORTH POINT ROAD, THE NORTH POINT SEA FRONT, SHU KUK STREET AND KING’S ROAD IN NORTH POINT.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1962

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SEMINAR ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY * * * X M

TWO LOCAL LECTURERS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO SPEAK AT A ONE-DAY SEMINAR ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY FOR SENIOR MANAGEMENT TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 17 AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL.

THEY ARE MR PETER K.N. CHEN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, AND MR FEDER ICK MAK, CO-ORD INATGR, CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

MR CHEN WILL SPEAK ON +SAFETY MANAGEMENT AS PART OF THE MANAGEMENT FUNCTION* WHILE MR MAK’S TALK WILL BE ON +NOISE AS A HAZARD IN INDUSTRY*.

OTHER SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE A DIVISIONAL OFFICER OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR CHOW WING-CHEONG, THE DIVISIONAL MANAGER OF SONCA INDUSTRIES LTD, MR NG TAT-LUN, AND A SAFETY ENGINEER, MR DAVID Y.K. WONG.

THE SUBJECTS OF THEIR SPEECH WILL BE +FIRE PREVENTION*, ♦EMPLOYEES’ ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY* AND +SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY*.

TWO OFFICIALS FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR CHAN SHIU-LAP AND OCCUPATIONAL HYGENIST FUNG KAI-PING, WILL ALSO ADDRESS THE SEMINAR.

INDUSTRIALIST DR T.K. ANN WILL OPEN THE SEMINAR WITH A WELCOMING ADDRESS.

THE SEMINAR, WHICH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE, IS ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION.

IT IS SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG PLASTICS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION LTD, THE ACCIDENT INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG, THE HONG KONG COTTON SPINNERS’ ASSOCIATION. THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES, THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION, THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION. THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS, AND THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON TRADES UNION COUNCIL.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SEMINAR ORGANISING SUB-COMMITTEE SAID REGISTRATION FORMS FOR THE SEMINAR -a TEEN SENT TO INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS WITH FAVOURABLE RESPONSE.

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM mp ^00 SHEK-HIM OF THE FACTORY 'NSPECTORATE T .IS ION, LABOUR ."-PARTMEN’ . AT 3-688111, EXT. '26.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1982

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD

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TWENTY-EIGHT SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD BY AUCTION THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) FOR A TOTAL OF $248 800 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

SEVEN OTHER REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE WITHDRAWN. THEY WERE CW 6968, CV 2911, CV 6848, CW 6212, CW 7720, CV 4388 AND CW 1303.

THE AUCTION HELD AT RECITAL HALL OF THE CITY HALL, 8TH FLOOR, SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER CH 8 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $61 000.

ANOTHER NUMBER, CW 38, WAS SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $25 000 WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $1 000 FOR CV 8628, CV 786, CV 3004 AND CW 7351.

THE OTHER SPECIAL REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD AT THE FOLLOWING PR ICES 1

$ $ $

CW 388 5 500 CW 2080 1 700 CH 11 18 000

CW 6068 1 600 AD 222 16 000 CW 1668 7 000

cu 282 7 500 CW 872 2 500 CW 162 7 000

CF 8998 5 000 CG 353 5 000 CW 9828 1 500

CW 228 11 000 CW 329 5 000 CV 797 6 000

CW 320 3 500 6692 10 000 CW 380 6 000

CW 2888 9 000 CN 7 22 000 CW 2823 3 000

CW 229 5 000

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 WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

TODAY’S SALE, THE 78TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY TO $26 010 632.

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CAS OFFICERS LEAVE FOR TRAINING IN AUSTRALIA * * *

THREE SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL LEAVE FOR AUSTRALIA ON MONDAY (AUGUST 23) TO ATTEND ADVANCED COURSES ON DISASTER CONTROL AND PLANNING AT THE AUSTRALIAN COUNTER DISASTER COLLEGE IN MT. MACEDON, VICTORIA.

THEY ARE THE REGIONAL COMMANDERS, MR KU HONG-CHEONG AND MR LEE PENG-FEI, AND THE SENIOR TRAINING OFFICER, MR PANG CHO-HO.

THEY WILL ALSO VISIT STATE EMERGENCY SERVICES ORGANISATIONS IN MELBOURNE, SYDNEY AND CANBERRA TO STUDY EMERGENCY CONTROL SYSTEMS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE DEPARTURE OF THE CAS OFFICERS ON MONDAY (AUGUST 23) AT 7.45 PM BY FLIGHT QF028. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES MAY CONTACT MR PANG CHO-HO, AT THE QANTAS CHECK-IN COUNTER AT 6.30 PM.

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TWO MARKET STALLS IN TAI PO FOR AUCTION * * *

TWO FISH STALLS AT TAI PO MARKET AND TAI PO KUK TENG MARKET IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 24).

THE AUCTION WILL START AT 10 AM AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO URBAN SERVICES OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF MEI TAK BUILDING, KWONG FUK ROAD, TAI PO.

THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTAL FOR THE TWO STALLS IS S100 EACH.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MAY START BUSINESS ON SEPTEMBER 1 ON A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT AND ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE BIDDED RENTAL QUARTERLY.

BIDDERS, WHO MUST BE AGED 21 OR ABOVE, ARE REQUESTED TO BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE AUCTION.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HAWKERS AND MARKETS SECTION 0^ THE TAI PO URBAN SERVICES OFFICE, TELEPHONE 0-6577111, EXT. 158.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 1982

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

GAS safety training courses start next MONTH .................. 1

MANPOWER SURVEY ON SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY........ 2

LABOUR LAW OFFENCES ........................................... 3

REMINDER ON GROUND FLOOR MAIN CABLES .......................... 3

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGHI2NTS IN TSIM SHA TSUI ............... 4

NEW SLIP ROAD AT CAUSEWAY BAY ................................. 5

OPEN SPACE FOR KWAI CHUNG...................................... 5

DISABLED TAKE PART IN TREE PLANTING............................ 6

TENDERS SOUGHT FOR POLYCLINIC AND AMBULANCE DEPOT ............. 6

FOLK SONG PERFORMANCE TO TND SUIBdER YOUTH PROGRAMME.........

MARKET STALLS IN TSUSN WAN FOR AUCTION ........................ 7

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 1982

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GAS SAFETY TRAINING COURSES START NEXT MONTH *****

THE GOVERNMENT, WITH THE ACTIVE CO-OPERATION OF THE GAS INDUSTRY, IS LAUNCHING AN INTENSIVE COURSE TO IMPROVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SKILLS OF LPG FITTERS AND MECHANICS.

THE COURSE, WHICH WILL START NEXT MONTH, IS DESIGNED FOR THOSE WORKERS WHO CARRY OUT LPG INSTALLATIONS AND SERVICING WORK IN DOMESTIC PREMISES, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON SAFETY ASPECTS.

THE OIL COMPANIES AND LPG APPLIANCE IMPORTERS WERE CLOSELY INVOLVED IN DEVELOPING THE COURSE AND ARE DONATING A RANGE OF GAS EQUIPMENT AND APPLIANCES WHICH WILL BE USED FOR PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION AND WORKSHOP PRACTICE.

THE EQUIPMENT WILL BE SET UP AT THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AND THE HAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WHERE THE COURSE IS TO BE HELD.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID 10 CLASSES, EACH TOTALLING AO HOURS OF INSTRUCTION, WOULD BE HELD OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

HE EXPECTED THAT MORE CLASSES WOULD BE STARTED TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR PLACES.

THE 200 VACANCIES BECOMING AVAILABLE UP TO THE END OF MARCH 1983 HAVE BEEN SOLIDLY BOOKED BY THE OIL COMPANIES AND APPLIANCE IMPORTERS FOR THEIR STAFF, DEALERS AND CONTRACTORS.

TOWNGAS ALREADY OPERATES TRAINING COURSES FOR ITS STAFF, DEALERS AND CONTRACTORS.

+THE CONCERN FOR IMPROVEMENT IN DOMESTIC GAS INSTALLATIONS IS SHARED EQUALLY BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE GAS INDUSTRY, AND THE INTENSIVE COURSE NOW BEING INTRODUCED IS BUT ONE OF THE MEASURES WHICH ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED OR CONSIDERED TO UPGRADE THE GENERAL LEVEL OF GAS SAFETY IN HONG KONG,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE SAID THE LPG APPLIANCE FITTERS’ COURSE WAS INITIATED BY THE TRAINING WORKING GROUP OF THE GAS SAFETY INDUSTRIAL LIAISON COMMITTEE, WHICH COMPRISES MOSTLY GOVERNMENT ENGINEERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GAS INDUSTRY.

COURSE MEMBERS WILL BE ABLE TO BRUSH UP THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF LPG PROPERTIES AND ITS SAFE HANDLING, THE INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND SERVICING OF GAS APPLIANCES, AND METHODS OF DETECTING FAULTS AND HANDLING EMERGENCIES.

THEY WILL BE EXPECTED TO GAIN PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE OPERATION OF THE APPLIANCES AND FITTINGS AND TO BE ABLE TO RECOGNISE AND PUT RIGHT FAULTY INSTALLATIONS.

THEY WILL ALSO BE TAUGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF INSTRUCTING CUSTOMERS IN THE PROPER USE OF GAS APPLIANCES AFTER INSTALLATION.

THOSE WHO PASS A FOUR-HOUR TRADE TEST AT THE END OF THE COURSE WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE BY THE TECH'IICAL INSTITUTES.

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MANPOWER SURVEY ON SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY * * * * *

A MANPOWER SURVEY OF HONG KONG’S SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY WILL BE CONDUCTED FROM AUGUST 23 TO SEPTEMBER 4, 1982 BY THE SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

THE SURVEY WILL COVER ALL SHIPYARDS, BOATYARDS, REPAIR PONTOONS SHIP SURVEYOR AND CONSULTANT FIRMS, SHIPPING FIRMS WHICH RECRUIT THEIR SHORE-BASED TECHNICAL STAFF LOCALLY, AND ESTABLISHMENTS WHICH DEAL WITH MARINE ENGINES AND MARINE ELECTRICAL REPAIRS AND SERVICING, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND THE MARINE DEPARTMENT.

A LETTER, TOGETHER WITH TWO COPIES OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE FORM, AN EXPLANATORY NOTE ON THE QUESTIONNAIRE, AND A LIST OF DESCRIPTIONS FOR PRINCIPAL JOBS IN THE INDUSTRY, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, WERE SENT OUT RECENTLY TO ALL THE ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY.

THE INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM EMPLOYERS INCLUDESt

* THE NUMBER OF WORKERS AT PRESENT EMPLOYED,

* THE NUMBER OF WORKERS AT PRESENT UNDER TRAINING,

* THE NUMBER OF EXISTING VACANCIES, AND

* A FORECAST OF THE NUMBER OF WORKERS REQUIRED BY AUGUST 1983.

ON A PRE-ARRANGED DATE WITHIN THE SURVEY PERIOD, INTERVIEWING OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL VISIT EACH OF THE ESTABLISHMENTS CONCERNED TO COLLECT THE COMPLETED FORM, AND, IF NECESSARY, TO HELP EMPLOYERS COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE.

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

AS THE INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR FORMULATING MANPOWER TRAINING PLANS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY, IT IS HOPED THAT THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY WILL CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION.

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LABOUR LAW OFFENCES

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OF THE 813 PROSECUTIONS TAKEN OUT BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT LAST (JULY) MONTH FOR BREACHES OF LABOUR LAWS, 781 RESULTED IN CONVICTION AND FINES OF MORE THAN $709 000.

MOST OF THE CASES CONCERNED BREACHES OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS ORDINANCE AND ITS VARIOUS SUBSIDIARY REGULATIONS, THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS.

CASES CONCERNING VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY REGULATIONS TOTALLED 266, WITH $343 500 IN FINES.

THESE INCLUDED 103 CASES (WITH $108 000 IN FINES) FOR BREACH

OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (GUARDING AND OPERATION OF MACHINERY) REGULATIONS AND 99 CASES (WITH $252 450 IN FINES) FOR BREACH OF THE CONSTRUCTION SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS.

CASES RELATING TO BREACHES OF THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS ACCOUNTED FOR 453, WITH $238 690 IN FINES.

OF THE OTHER PROSECUTIONS

RECORDS OF EMPLOYEES

17 CASES CONCERNED FAILURE TO KEEP

LEADING TO $7 800 IN FINES

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REMINDER ON GROUND FLOOR MAIN CABLES X X X X

BUILDING CONTRACTORS AND CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ENGAGED IN RENOVATION WORK ON THE GROUND FLOORS OF OLD POSTWAR BUILDINGS WERE REMINDED TODAY (SUNDAY) TO BE WARY OF ELECTRICITY CABLES UNDERNEATH THE FLOORS.

IN ISSUING THE REMINDER, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID THAT A WORKER DIGGING UP OLD FLOOR TILES ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF AN OLD POSTWAR BUILDING IN APRIL TOUCHED AN UNDERGROUND MAIN CABLE BY ACCIDENT AND RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES.

THE POWER COMPANY SAID THAT IT WAS NOT UNCOMMON TO HAVE MAIN CABLES THROUGH THE GROUND FLOOR SLABS IN OLD POSTWAR BUILDINGS.

+AS THERE ARE STILL A NUMBER OF OLD POSTWAR BUILDINGS LEFT IN HONG KONG, CONTRACTORS OR WORKERS ENGAGED IN RENOVATION WORK SHOULD PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO MAI CABLES WHILE DIGGING UP FLOOR TILES IN THESE BUILDINGS+, THE OKESMAN ADDED.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 1982’

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN TSIM SHA TSUI * * * * *

A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTIONS IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE CLOSED TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 6 AM ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY (AUGUST AND 25) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOOTBRIDGES.

TO 24

THE SECTIONS INCLUDE*

* SALISBURY ROAD BETWEEN MODY LANE AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTHj

* MODY ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH MODY LANE AND SHANGRI-LA HOTEL I AND

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH INTO SALISBURY ROAD EASTBOUND.

DURING THE CLOSURE, EASTBOUND TRAFFIC ON SALISBURY ROAD HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AND HUNG HOM AREAS WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, WHILE THOSE HEADING FOR TSIM SHA TSUI EAST WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, CAMERON ROAD, CARNARVON ROAD AND GRANVILLE ROAD.

TRAFFIC ON SALISBURY ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR TSIM SHA TSUI SOUTH OR CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH WILL EE DIVERTED VIA MODY LANE, MODY ROAD, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, GRANVILLE ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD

TRAFFIC ON MODY LANE SOUTHBOUND HEADING FOR TSIM SHA TSUI SOUTH WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SALISBURY ROAD EASTBOUND, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, GRANVILLE ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH.

ACCESS TO WING ON PLAZA, MIRROR TOWER AND SHANGRI-LA HOTEL WILL BE MAINTAINED VIA CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH AND MODY ROAD EASTBOUND, AND THAT TO ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL AND THE METERED PUBLIC CAR PARK OUTSIDE THE HOTEL WILL EE VIA MODY ROAD WESTBOUND.

MOTORISTS ON CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AREA ARE ADVISED TO USE GRANVILLE ROAD, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD AND HONG CHONG ROAD.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 1982

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NEW SLIP ROAD AT CAUSEWAY BAY * X * *

EAST-BOUND TRAFFIC ON GLOUCESTER ROAD OPPOSITE THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL IS EXPECTED TO IMPROVE CONSIDERABLY WHEN ANOTHER SLIP ROAD AT THE HONG KONG END OF THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL OPENS EARLY NEXT MONTH.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT WORK ON THE SLIP ROAD, COSTING ABOUT $1 MILLION, WOULD BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 10 DAYS.

HE SAID THAT THE NEW ROAD, WHICH TOOK ABOUT FIVE MONTHS TO BUILD, WOULD CARRY TRAFFIC FOR NORTH POINT ONTO THE OFF SIDE LANE OF VICTORIA PARK ROAD, LEAVING THE EXISTING SLIP ROAD FOR TRAFFIC TO CAUSEWAY BAY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT TRAFFIC MOVEMENT WOULD BE SIMPLIFIED AND IT SHOULD INCREASE CAPACITY ON GLOUCESTER ROAD.

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OPEN SPACE FOR KWAI CHUNG X * *

ABOUT 1.75 HECTARES OF OPEN SPACE BETWEEN HING FONG ROAD AND WING FONG ROAD IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE DEVELOPED SOON TO SERVE THE GROWING POPULATION IN TSUEN WAN.

TENDERS FOR THE CONTRACT HAVE BEEN INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

UNDER STAGE I OF THE PROJECT, TWO MINI-SOCCER PITCHES. A SERVICE BUILDING WITH CHANGING ROOMS AND TOILETS, A SITTING-OUT AREA, AND AN AREA FOR CAR PARKING WILL BE PROVIDED.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN OCTOBER 1982 AND BE COMPLETED IN 10 MONTHS.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 1982.

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DISABLED TAKE PART IN TREE PLANTING

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A GROUP OF ABOUT 1OO DISABLED PEOPLE FROM VARIOUS DISTRICTS TOOK PART IN A TREE-PLANTING PROJECT IN KWAI CHUNG NEW TOWN TODAY (SUNDAY).

AGED FROM 20 TO 60, THEY OVERCAME THEIR HANDICAPS AND PLANTED 40 EVERGREENS AT THE LOVERS ISLAND SITTING-OUT AREA AT KWAI CHUNG ROAD.

THIS ACTIVITY WAS ORGANISED BY THE LIK HEEP ASSOCIATION FOR THE DISABLED AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE TREES WERE PLANTED AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT OF KWAI CHUNG.

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TENDERS SOUGHT FOR POLYCLINIC AND AMBULANCE DEPOT

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TENDERS ARE BEING SOUGHT BY THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PHASE II OF THE PROPOSED TUEN MUN POLYCLINIC.

THE PROJECT AND THE CONSTRUCTED YAN 01 POLYCLINIC (PHASE I) WOULD COMPLETE THE FINAL STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED IN THE SEVEN-STOREY BUILDING INCLUDE A MINIMAL-HELP DIALYSIS CENTRE AND DISPENSARY, PAEDIATRIC, GERIATRIC, MEDICAL, SURGERY, ORTHOPAEDIC AND OBSTETRICS-GYNAECOLOGY DEPARTMENTS, A PSYCHIATRIC DAY CENTRE AND ANCILLARY ACCOMMODATIONS.

CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER 1982 AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 14 MONTHS’ TIME.

TENDERS ARE ALSO BEING INVITED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR SITE FORMATION WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT FOR A DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AND AMBULANCE DEPOT IN POK FU LAM.

THE CONTRACT INVOLVES THE SITE FORMATION AND SLOPE STABILISATION WORKS ON A 6 800-SQUARE-METRE AREA AT VICTORIA ROAD NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH POK FU LAM ROAD.

A STANDARD FO'JR-STOREY AMBULANCE DEPOT, A FOUR-STOREY DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION, AND A 25-STOREY BLOCK CF 50 UNITS FOR OFFICER GRADE QUARTERS, WILL BE BUILT ON THE SITE.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IM OCTOBER AND BE CC PLETED IN A YEAR.

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FOLK SONG PERFORMANCE TO END SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME

* * * *

MORE THAN 200 VOLUNTARY WORKERS CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS OF THE SHA TIN SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WHICH WAS CO-ORDINATED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

A CNTA SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ABOUT 20 000 PEOPLE HAD PARTICIPATED IN SOME 300 INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

♦TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION OF THEIR EFFORTS AND TIME SPENT ON THE PROJECT, THE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE TREATED TO A FOLK SONG PERFORMANCE DURING THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE PROGRAMME ON MONDAY (AUGUST 30),+ HE SAID.

SEVERAL LOCAL FOLK SINGERS WILL STAGE A 90-MINUTE SHOW BEGINNING AT 7.30 PM AT THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE.

VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WHICH TOOK PART IN THE PROGRAMME WILL BE AWARDED A LETTER OF APPRECIATION AT THE CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE PRESIDED OVER BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR DONALD TSANG.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE EVENT ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL COMMUNITY HALLS IN THE DISTRICT AND THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD OFFICE IN LEK YUEN ESTATE.

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MARKET STALLS IN TSUEN WAN FOR AUCTION * * * *

SIX STALLS AT THE HEUNG PUT UP FOR PUBLIC AUCTION ON

CHE STREET MARKET IN TSUEN WAN WILL THURSDAY (AUGUST 26).

BE

THE AUCTION WOULD START AT THE SECOND FLOOR OF TSUEN WAN MARKET AT A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES (SUNDAY).

CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND ON THE MARKET STREET AT 10 AM, SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY

THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTAL FOR THREE STALLS DESIGNATED FOR THE SALE OF VEGETABLES IS $200 EACH.

THE OTHER! THREE ARE COOKED FOOD STALLS, WITH THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTAL OF $2 f>00 EACH.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MAY START BUSINESS ON SEPTEMBER 1 ON A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT AND ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE BIDDED RENTAL QUARTERLY.

BIDDERS, WHO MUST BE AT LEAST 21 YEARS OLD, ARE REQUESTED TO BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS TO THE AUCTION.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE HAWKERS AND MARKETS SECTION OF THE TSUEN oAN URBAN SERVICES OFFICE ON TELEPHONE 0-444281 EXT. 361.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 1982

CONTENTS page no.

JULY CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES UP ONE POINT....................... 1

QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY HELD IN JULY 1982 ................... 2

PLANS FOR MORE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY........................ 5

WATER FIGURES ................................................. 6

K.C.R. TO RUN EXTRA TRAINS..................................... 6

JAPANESE MISSION VISITS HK..................................... 7

ADVANCE PAYMENT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS ................ 8

ENQUIRY FEE TO BE RAISED....................................... 8

RIGHT TURN BAN IN SHAM SHUI PO

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JULY CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES UP ONE POINT * * * #

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) AND CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) FOR JJLY WERE BOTH 131, EACH BEING ONE POINT OR 0.8 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE PRECEDING MONTH, ACCORDING TO FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

COMPARED WITH THE SAME MONTH OF THE PRECEDING YEAR, C.P.I.(A) INCREASED BY 12 POINTS OR 10.1 PER CENT AND C.P.I.(B) BY 13 POINTS OR 11 PER CENT.

DURING THE MONTH, FOOD PRICES ESPECIALLY THOSE OF SALT-WATER FISH AND CHARGES FOR RESTAURANT MEALS ROSE, AND SO DID RENTS FOR PRIVATE DWELLINGS.

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 $6 499 A MONTH.

THE INDEXES FOR JULY 1982 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE

COMMODITY/SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ARE GIVEN BELOW, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR JUNE 1982 AND JULY 1981.

SECTION (OCTOBER 1979 TO SEPTEMBER 1980 AVERAGE - 100) JULY 82

JULY 81 C.P. 1.(A) JUNE 82 JULY 82 JULY 81 C.P.I.(B) JUNE 82

FOODSTUFFS 122 135 136 122 135 136

HOUSING 116 124 126 116 124 126

FUEL AND LIGHT 136 ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME 133 134 138 134 135

CONSUMPTION) CLOTHING AND 112 124 124 112 123 123

FOOTWEAR 115 132 132 115 132 132

DURABLE GOODS MISCELLANEOUS 108 108 108 109 110 110

GOODS TRANSPORT AND 109 121 121 108 117 118

VEHICLES 130 140 140 127 141 141

SERVICES 116 134 134 116 133 133

ALL ITEMS 119 130 131 118 130 131

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 SALT-WATER FISH AND IN THE AVERAGE CHARGES FOR RESTAURANT NEALS. THE EFFECT OF THE MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WAS INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR HOUSING INCREASED BY TWO POINTS IN BOTH C.P.I.(A) AND C.P.I.(B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER RENTS FOR PRIVATE DWELLINGS.

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE ^CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT* FOR JULY 1982, WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE AT $3 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG.

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QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY HELD IN JULY 1982 * * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY RELEASED THE RESULTS OF THE QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY CONDUCTED IN JULY 1982.

ABOUT 800 FIRMS FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AND BUSINESSES, FORMING A CROSS-SECTION OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, WERE ASKED ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS EXPERIENCE IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1982, AND THEIR BUSINESS EXPECTATIONS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1982.

RESULTS OF THE SURVEY INDICATE THAT FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR EXPERIENCED NO IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1982, CONTRARY TO THEIR EARLIER EXPECTATION OF A MILD UPTURN AS INDICATED IN THE PREVIOUS ROUND OF THE SURVEY.

FIRMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DID NOT EXPERIENCE IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER AS THEY HAD EXPECTED IN THE PREVIOUS SURVEY.

FIRMS IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR EXPERIENCED A MORE SUBSTANTIAL DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS DURING THE SECOND QUARTER THAN EXPECTED.

HOWEVER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH PREVIOUS EXPECTATIONS, FIRMS IN THE +OTHER SERVICES* SECTOR SUSTAINED A SIMILAR LEVEL OF BUSINESS PERFORMANCE AS THAT IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

COMPARED WITH THE EXPECTATIONS OF FIRMS IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD OF LAST YEAR, THE CURRENT STATE OF BUSINESS CONFIDENCE APPEARS TO BE RATHER WEAK ACROSS ALL ECONOMIC SECTORS.

ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY, MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION FIRMS DO NOT EXPECT ANY NOTICEABLE IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE THIRD QUARTER OVER THE LEVEL OF BUSINESS ACTIVITY PREVAILING IN THE PAST TWO QUARTERS. FIRMS IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR ALSO ANTICIPATE VERY LITTLE IMPROVEMENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

HOWEVER, SOME IMPROVEMENT IN IN THE +OTHER SERVICES* SECTOR IN

BUSINESS IS PREDICTED BY FIRMS THE THIRD QUARTER.

ACCORDING TO THE RESPONDENTS

_ IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES THE FOOD, BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO INDUSTRY ACHIEVED SOME IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND ANTICIPATES FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY ALSO EXPERIENCED AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS AND EXPECTS A SIMILAR LEVEL OF BUSINESS TO BE SUSTAINED IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

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IN CONTRAST, THE TEXTILES, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, AND ATCHES AND CLOCKS INDUSTRIES REPORTED A DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS AND PREDICT A DOWNTREND FOR THE THIRD QUARTER.

RESPONDENTS OF THE WEARING APPAREL, ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES, AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES ON BALANCE EXPERIENCED LITTLE IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND EXPECT LITTLE OR NO IMPROVEMENT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER.

RESPONDING FIRMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR EXPERIENCED A SIMILAR BUSINESS SITUATION AS THAT IN THE FIRST QUARTER, AND EXPECT THE SITUATION TO REMAIN UNCHANGED IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

FIRMS IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE REPORTED A DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS, AND EXPECT VERY LITTLE IMPROVEMENT IN THE GENERAL BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE THIRD QUARTER.

FIRMS IN THE RESTAURANTS BUSINESS ALSO REPORTED A DECLINE IN THE SECOND QUARTER BUT LOOK FORWARD TO SOME IMPROVEMENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

AS FOR HOTELS, THE GENERAL BUSINESS SITUATION IN THE SECOND QUARTER WAS SIMILAR TO THAT IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

A DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS IS EXPECTED FOR THE THIRD QUARTER DUE MAINLY TO SEASONAL FACTORS.

ON THE +OTHER SERVICES* SECTOR, THE BALANCE OF VIEWS INDICATE AN UNCHANGED POSITION IN THE SECOND QUARTER BUT SOME IMPROVEMENT FOR THE THIRD QUARTER IS PREDICTED IN GENERAL.

HIGH INTEREST RATES AND INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS ORDERS OR CONTRACTS CONTINUED TO BE THE MAJOR PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED BY FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN GENERAL DURING THE SECOND QUARTER, AND THESE PROBLEMS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

WITHIN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, ONLY FIRMS IN THE FOOD, BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO, AND PRINTING INDUSTRIES INDICATED NO SERIOUS PROBLEMS IN THE SECOND AND THIRD QUARTERS.

FIRMS IN THE PLASTICS, ELECTRONICS, AND WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRIES INDICATED THAT HIGH WAGE RATES, SHORTAGE OF LABOUR AND HIGH LABOUR TURNOVER WERE THE MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

HOWEVER, THE INTENSITY OF THESE PROBLEMS HAD SUBSIDED IN THE SECOND QUARTER, AND IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT THIS LOWER LEVEL IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES FACED THE PROBLEMS OF PRICE COMPETITION, HIGH WAGE RATES AND HIGH INTEREST RATES IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND EXPECT THESE PROBLEMS TO CONTINUE INTO THE THIRD QUARTER.

HOWEVER, THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SUCH PROBLEMS AS HIGH INTEREST RATES, HIGH LABOUR TURNOVER AND SHORTAGE OF SKILLED LABOUR IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DECLINED IN THE SECOND QUARTER, AS COMPARED WITH THE SITUATION IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

/IN the .......

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IN THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE BUSINESS, PARTICIPATING FIRMS CONSIDERED HIGH INTEREST RATES, PRICE COMPETITION AND INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS AS THE MAJOR PROBLEMS BOTH FOR THE SECOND AND THE THIRD QUARTERS.

AS FOR THE RESTAURANT BUSINESS, INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS, PRICE COMPETITION AND HIGH STAFF TURNOVER WERE THE PROBLEMS INDICATED BY A SIGNIFICANT PROPORTION OF THE PARTICIPATING FIRMS.

THE HOTELS AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRIES ALSO EXPERIENCED SIMILAR PROBLEMS OF INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS AND PRICE COMPETITION.

HIGH STAFF COSTS WAS CITED AS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM IN THE SECOND AND THIRD QUARTERS FOR THE HOTELS BUSINESS.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE SURVEY RESULTS, OBTAINED WITH A MINIMUM TIME LAG, WERE BASICALLY INTENDED TO PROVIDE ONE SOURCE OF REFERENCE FOR MAKING A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION OF HONG KONG.

PARTICIPATING FIRMS WERE ASKED TO INDICATE WHETHER IN THEIR OPINIONS, THE GENERAL BUSINESS SITUATION AND LEVEL OF CAPACITY UTILISATION HAD +IMPROVED*, +REMAINED THE SAME* OR +DETERIORATED+ IN THE IMMEDIATELY PAST QUARTER, AS COMPARED WITH THE QUARTER BEFORE.

FOR THE FORTHCOMING QUARTER, THEY WERE ASKED TO INDICATE WHETHER THE SITUATION WOULD +IMPROVE*, +REMAIN THE SAME*, OR *DETER IORATE + .

THE BALANCE OF OPINIONS OF RESPONDENTS WERE TABULATED AND ANALYSED.

THE SURVEY REPORT ALSO CONTAINS A SECTION ON BUSINESS PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED AND EXPECTED BY FIRMS IN DIFFERENT ECONOMIC SECTORS AND A BREAKDOWN OF VIEWS OF FIRMS BY SIZE GROUPS.

THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT FOR A SURVEY OF THIS NATURE, THE RESULTS SHOULD EE INTERPRETED WITH CARE AS IT WAS DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH PRECISELY THE EXTENT TO WHICH RESPONDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE PAST AND THE FUTURE ACCORDS WITH THE UNDERLYING TRENDS.

COPIES OF THE REPORT, CONTAINING AN ANALYSIS OF THE SURVEY FINDINGS AND STATISTICAL TABLES, HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO FIRMS TAKING PART IN THE SURVEY AND TO OTHER BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY OBTAIN COPIES FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, AT S3 PER COPY.

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PLANS FOR MORE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY * * * *

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES WERE BEING IMPLEMENTED TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 850 GERIATRIC BEDS, 1 600 INFIRMARY BEDS AND 220 DAY HOSPITAL PLACES FOR THE ELDERLY POPULATION DURING THE CURRENT DECADE, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR S.H. LEE, SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE +MEDICAL CARE FOR THE AGED+ EXHIBITION, HE SAID THAT THESE PROGRAMMES HAD BEEN INCLUDED IN THE BUILDING PLANS OF THE GOVERNMENT AND SUBVENTED ORGANISATIONS.

AT THE SAME TIME, EXPANSION PROGRAMMES NOW TAKING PLACE IN GENERAL HOSPITALS AND CLINICS AND FOR COMMUNITY NURSING WOULD ALSO BRING BENEFITS TO THE ELDERLY PATIENTS, HE ADDED.

DR LEE SAID THAT, HOWEVER, HEALTH CARE FOR THE ELDERLY SHOULD NOT BE CONFINED ONLY TO MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS.

+THE SUCCESSFUL REHABILITATION OF AGED INDIVIDUALS MUST AIM AT INTEGRATING THEM, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, INTO THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

+THE AGING INDIVIDUALS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY ALL HAVE TO SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADOPTING VARIOUS MEASURES AIMED AT PROMOTING THE WELL BEING CF THE ELDERLY AND ENABLING THEM TO REMAIN PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE,* HE ADDED.

THE EXHIBITION, ORGANISED BY THE EAST KOWLOON JAYCEES, FEATURES VARIOUS DISPLAYS ON WAYS TO MAINTAIN OLE’S HEALTH IN OLD AGE AND ON MEDICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE FCR THE AGED.

DR LEE NOTED THAT TO DRAW WORLDWIDE ATTENTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF THE AGED, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION ADOPTED THE SLOGAN +ADD LIFE TO YEARS* FOR THIS YEAR’S ORLD HEALTH DAY.

NOWADAYS, HE SAID, WITH THE GRADUAL INCREASE IN GENERAL LIFE EXPECTANCY AND FALLING FERTILITY RATES, THE NUMBER OF ELDERLY PEOPLE HAD INCREASED BOTH RELATIVELY AND IN ABSOLUTE TERMS.

IN HONG KONG, THE PROPORTION OF PECPLE AGED 60 AND ABOVE HAD INCREASED STEADILY IN THE PAST DECADE, FROM 7.4 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION IN 1971 TO 10.2 PER CENT IN 1981.

DR LEE POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS A WIDE RA GE 0" MEDICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE ELDERLY THROUGH OUTPATIENT CLINICS, HOSPITALS FOR ACUTE CASES, MEDICAL INFIRMARIES AD OTHER SUPPORTING SERVICES.

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ON THE PREVENTIVE SIDE, HE SAID THAT HEALTH EDUCATION WAS OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE NOT ONLY TO THE ELDERLY BUT ALSO FOR ALL OTHER AGE GROUPS.

+THROUGH HEALTH EDUCATION, PEOPLE COULD BE EDUCATED ON THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF AGING, THE GENERAL HEALTH PRINCIPLES WHICH AFFECT THE ELDERLY PEOPLE, SUCH AS THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION, PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL EXERCISE,* HE SAID.

IT WAS ALSO IMPORTANT FOR THE ELDERLY TO LEARN TO WATCH OUT FOR SYMPTOMS OF CERTAIN DISEASES, WHICH NORMALLY AFFECT ELDERLY PEOPLE, AND TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE, WHERE NECESSARY, AT THE FIRST SIGNS OF SUCH SYMPTOMS, HE ADDED.

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WATER FIGURES * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 79.6 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 459.924 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 252.452 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 43.7 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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K.C.R. TO RUN EXTRA TRAINS X X X X

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY WILL RUN SPECIAL SERVICES BETWEEN WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 25) AND TUESDAY (AUGUST 31) FOR PASSENGERS RETURNING FROM CHINA AFTER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

DURING THE SEVEN-DAY PERIOD, THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL UP-TRAIN AND AN ADDITIONAL DOWN-TRAIN DAILY BETWEEN KOWLOON AND LO WU.

THE SPECIAL UP-TRAIN WILL LEAVE KOWLOON STATION AT 2.05 PM AND THE DOWN-TRAIN WILL LEAVE LO WU STATION AT 4.14 PM DAILY.

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JAPANESE MISSION VISITS HK * * * *

A TEN-MEMBER JAPANESE MISSION FROM THE SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE IS GAINING AN OVERALL VIEW OF THE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENT IN HONG KONG DURING A THREE-DAY VISIT.

THE STUDY GROUP, CO-SPONSORED BY JAPAN EXTERNAL TRADE ORGANISATION (JETRO) IN SHIZUOKA, IS MADE UP OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM GOVERNMENT AND TRADE ORGANISATIONS IN THE SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE.

THE ORGANISATIONS INCLUDE THE GOVERNMENT’S LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT DEPARTMENT, PERSONNEL AFFAIRS COMMISSION, THE SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE SECTION OF THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, THE SHIZUOKA SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE PROMOTION AGENCY, THE LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, CONSULTANT COMPANIES AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES.

THE INDUSTRIALISED CITIES OF HAMAMATSU, SHIMIZU, SHIZUOKA AND FUJI ARE IN THE SHIZUOKA PREFECTURE, WHICH IS INTERESTED IN INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT OVERSEAS.

THE DELEGATES, LED BY MR T. SUGIYAMA, A PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT FOR MEDIUM ENTERPRISES, THIS MORNING (MONDAY) ATTENDED A BRIEFING SESSION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE JETRO OFFICE IN HONG KONG AND THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT.

MR YOSHIAKI KUWAMURA, DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE LOCAL JETRO OFFICE, BRIEFED THE DELEGATES ON THE GENERAL ECONOMIC SITUATION IN HONG KONG AND THE POTENTIAL IT OFFERED AS A MANUFACTURING BASE FOR JAPANESE INVESTORS.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR PAUL WONG A.iD THE DEPARTMENT’S PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, MR C.L. CHU BRIEFED THE DELEGATES ON THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG.

IN THE AFTERNOON, THE MISSION VISITED CENTRAL TEXTILES (HK) LTD AND SUNPAK (HK) LTD IN SHA TSUI ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

CENTRAL TEXTILES, A LOCALLY OWNED COMPANY SET UP IN 1950, IS CNE OF THE OLDEST V. EAV I NG AND SPINNING FACTORIES IN HONG KONG. ITS PRODUCTS ARE SOLD LOCALLY AMD IN EUROPE.

ESTABLISHED IN 1979 BY JAPANESE INTEREST, SUNPAK (HK) LTD PRODUCES ELECTRONIC FLASH UNITS FOR EXPORT TO THE UNITED STATES, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

THE MISSION WILL RETURN TO JAPAN TOMORROW.

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ADVANCE PAYMENT FOR SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS

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RECIPIENTS Or PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND SPECIAL NEEDS ALLOWANCES WITH THEIR PAYMENT DATE FALLING ON AUGUST 30, A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, CAN GET THEIR PAYMENT EARLIER.

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS MADE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THEM TO CASH THEIR COUPONS AT POST OFFICES ON AUGUST 27 AND 28, CR, IF THEY PREFER, AFTER AUGUST 30. ON AUGUST 30, THESE COUPONS CANNOT BE CASHED AT POST OFFICES, WHICH WILL BE OPEN ONLY FOR THE SELLING OF NEW DEFINITIVE STAMPS AND DATE-STAMPING OF FIRST-DAY COVERS.

COUPONS DATED FOR PAYMENT ON AUGUST 30 CAN ALSO BE CASHED IN ADVANCE AT DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND AT TREASURY SUB-OFFICES.

STAFF OF SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNITS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO INFORM RECIPIENTS UNDER THEIR ADMINISTRATION OF THE SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS.

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ENQUIRY FEE TO BE RAISED K * * K

FROM SEPTEMBER 1, THE GOVERNMENT WOULD RAISE THE FEE FOR ENQUIRIES ON OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS OF RATES, PROPERTY TAX AND CROWN RENT TO COVER RISING COSTS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TREASURY SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

THE FEE WILL BE INCREASED FROM $25 TO $45 PER ENQUIRY PER PROPERTY FOR EACH ACCOUNT.

RIGHT TURN BAN IN SHAM SHU I PO : % # #

TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLO IN SHAM SHU I PO, SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES ALONG CHEUNG SHA ’AN ROAD WILL BE BANNED FROM "URNING RIGHT INTO POPLAR STREET FROM 10 AM THIS ..EDNESDAY. (AUGUST 25).

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR POPLAR STREET ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA BOUNDARY STREET AID CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD ' O.TF .‘U'-'D.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NEW DEVELOPMENT PROGRAAME FOR BUS OPERATIONS ................. 1

CANDIDATES FOR URBAN ELECTIONS COME FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS 6

FUNDS APPROVED FOR ADULT EDUCATION COURSES ................... 7

STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME ........................................ 8

FS VISITS FACTORIES .......................................... 8

SPEEDPOST MINIMUM RATE TO BE REDUCED BY $20 .................. 9

SOCIAL WORKERS BUSIER NOWADAYS WITH MATRIMONIAL COUNSELLING 9

CLEARANCE OPERATION HJ SHEUNG WAN ............................ 12

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NEW DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR BUS OPERATIONS *****

THE WORKING PARTIES WHICH WERE ESTABLISHED IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST YEAR TO REVIEW THE OPERATIONS OF THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY AND THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY HAVE COMPLETED THEIR WORK AND THEIR CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN PUT TO THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND TO THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL.

THE WORKING PARTIES CONDUCTING THE REVIEW COMPRISED FIVE SUB-GROUPS WHICH WERE SET UP TO EXAMINE FIVE ASPECTS OF THE OPERATIONS OF BOTH BUS COMPANIES. THESE ASPECTS WEREi

(I) ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME;

(II) BUS MAINTENANCE PROGRAMMES AND PROCEDURES;

(III) BUS DEPOT REQUIREMENTS;

( IV) SPARE PARTS STOCK LEVELS; AND

(V) PROFIT CONTROL SCHEMES.

THE SUB-GROUPS OPERATED UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRED BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT. THEY WERE HEADED BY SPECIALIST OFFICERS FROM APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND BRANCHES. TWO MEMBERS NOMINATED BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND TWO MEMBERS REPRESENTING THE PUBLIC WERE APPOINTED TO EACH SUB-GROUP.

THE WORKING GROUPS' OBJECTIVES AND CONCLUSIONS WERE AS FOLLOWS;

(A) KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY

(I) ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

THE RDP SUB-GROUP’S DELIBERATIONS WERE AIMED TOWARDS EVALUATING MEASURES BY WHICH OPERATING ECONOMIES COULD BE REALISED, AND EXAMINING THE EFFECT ON FARES OF ALTERNATIVE ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES INCORPORATING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF SERVICE EXPANSION. IN CONSIDERING THE VARIOUS OPTIONS A BALANCE HAD TO BE ACHIEVED BETWEEN THE COST OF THE BUS SERVICE (AND THEREFORE THE FARES) AND THE LEVEL OF SERVICE PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC. IN THE COURSE OF ITS WORK, THE SUB-GROUP ACTIVELY SOUGHT THE VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC AS TO THE DESIRED LEVEL OF SERVICE, UTILISING THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME THE OPPORTUNITY WAS TAKEN TO EXPLAIN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE OPERATIONS TO THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PUBLIC ON THE SUB-GROUP.

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THE INVESTIGATION OF SHORT-TERM OPERATING ECONOMIES HAS CONFIRMED THAT KMB’S OPERATIONS ARE ALREADY HIGHLY COST-EFFECTIVE AND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIES WITHOUT CAUSING INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC ARE VERY FEW. PROPOSALS HAVE NEVERTHELESS BEEN MADE BY THIS SUB-GROUP THAT A NUMBER OF LOW PATRONAGE AND LOSS-MAKING BUS ROUTES COULD BE CONSIDERED FOR CANCELLATION IN THE EVENT THAT ALL MEANS OF RESTORING VIABILITY ARE EXHAUSTED AND THAT ADEQUATE ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED. PROPOSALS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE TOWARDS THIS END FOR A REDUCTION IN THE NETWORK OF COACH SERVICES AND FOR SOME REDUCTION IN BUS SERVICES DURING OFF-PEAK PERIODS. TOWARDS AN IMPROVEMENT IN SERVICES, THE SUB-GROUP CONSIDERED THREE ALTERNATIVE ROUTE EXPANSION OPTIONS, I.E. MINIMUM, MODERATE AND FULL OPTIONS, RANGING FROM A LOW OF 1 709 BUSES IN DAILY OPERATION TO A HIGH OF 1 957 BUSES IN DAILY OPERATION UP TO THE END OF 1983. IN TERMS OF LEVEL OF SERVICE, THESE OPTIONS RANGE FROM THAT OF NO CHANGE IN PRESENT PEAK TRAVELLING CONDITIONS TO A PEAK CAPACITY IMPROVEMENT OF THE ORDER OF 20 PER CENT.

HAVING REGARD TO ALL THE RELEVANT CONSIDERATIONS, THE SUB-GROUP RECOMMENDED THAT THE MODERATE RDP OPTION SHOULD BE ADOPTED FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN 1982 AND 1983, WITH THE OPTION OF PROGRESSING TO THE HIGH RDP IF ADDITIONAL SAVINGS IN THE BUS OPERATIONS COULD BE IDENTIFIED ELSEWHERE.

(II) BUS MAINTENANCE

THE MAINTENANCE SUB-GROUP EXAMINED MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR KMB’S BUSES, PAYING PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR COST REDUCTION TO THE COMPANY IN THE USE OF SPARE PARTS, WHILE ENSURING THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO COMPROMISING OF SAFETY STANDARDS. THE SUB-GROUP HAS CONCLUDED THAT THE MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS OF THE COMPANY ARE GENERALLY SPEAKING ADEQUATE, ALTHOUGH IT HAS MADE SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENTS CONCERNING THE STANDARDISATION OF BUSES, MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES AND VEHICLE INSPECTION.

( I I l)BUS DEPOTS

THE DEPOT REQUIREMENTS SUB-GROUP SET OUT TO PRODUCE A REALISTIC PROGRAMME FOR THE PROVISION OF NEW DEPOT FACILITIES, AND TO ESTABLISH MOST ECONOMICAL MEANS OF MEETING THE LAND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROVISION OF DEPOTS. THREE OPTIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF DEPOT FACILITIES WERE CONSIDERED - A MINIMUM OPTION BASED UPON LIMITING THE FUTURE PROVISION OF NEW DEPOT FACILITIES AS FAR AS POSSIBLE BY MAKING USE OF EXISTING AND COMMITTED MAINTENANCE FACILITIES, AND ACCEPTING A HIGH LEVEL OF ON-STREET PARKING OF BUSES AT NIGHT; A MODERATE OPTION SEEKING TO ENSURE THAT EACH GEOGRAPHICAL OPERATING AREA IS REASONABLY SELF-CONTAINED IN TERMS OF MAINTENANCE FACILITIES AND DAYTIME OFF-STREET PARKING, AND PROVIDING ADDITIONAL LAND FOR OVERNIGHT PARKING IN THOSE AREAS WHERE ON-STREET PARKING IS LEAST ACCEPTABLE; AND A MAXIMUM OPTION, AS AN EXTENSION OF THE MODERATE OPTION, TO PROVIDE SUFFICIENT ADDITIONAL LAND FOR DEPOT FACILITIES TO ENSURE THAT ALL BUSES COULD BE PARKED OFF-STREET AT NIGHT WITHIN THEIR OPERATING AREAS.

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DURING ITS DELIBERATIONS, THE SUB-GROUP ADDED, FOR COMPARATIVE PURPOSES, A FURTHER OPTION DESCRIBED AS THE FULL OPTION, WHICH PROVIDED ACCOMMODATION WITHIN MULTI-STOREY DEPOTS FOR THE WHOLE BUS FLEET WITHOUT THE NEED FOR OVERNIGHT OPERATING AREAS. FOLLOWING AN EVALUATION OF THE FOUR OPTIONS, THE SUB-GROUP RECOMMENDED THAT THE COMPANY BE ENCOURAGED TO PURSUE A DEPOT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME BASED UPON THE MAXIMUM OPTION. UNDER THIS OPTION, NO ON-STREET PARKING OF BUSES SHOULD BE NECESSARY FROM 1984 ONWARDS. THE SUB-GROUP HAS ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD USE ITS BEST ENDEAVOURS TO ENSURE THAT SUITABLE SITES ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE COMPANY AT THE TIME REQUIRED.

( IV) SPARE PARTS

THE SPARE PARTS SUB-GROUP EXAMINED ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF SUPPLY OF SPARE PARTS, SPARE STOCK LEVELS, THE COMPANY’S EXISTING SYSTEM FOR TENDERING AND THE ACQUISITION OF SPARE PARTS, AND THE FEASIBILITY OF DIRECT PURCHASE FROM MANUFACTURERS. DURING ITS STUDY THE SUB-GROUP FOUND THAT WHILE THE COMPANY’S SPARE PARTS STOCK CONTROL SYSTEM HAD BENEFITED MUCH FROM ITS CONVERSION IN LATE 1980 FROM A MANUAL SYSTEM TO A MODERN ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING BASED COMPUTER SYSTEM, THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS IN LATE 1979 APPEARED TO HAVE PRODUCED UNNECESSARILY COMPLICATED PROCEDURES TOGETHER WITH A DUPLICATION OF WORKLOAD. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE BY THE SUB-GROUP FOR STREAMLINING THESE PROCEDURES. TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE PROBLEMS WHICH THE COMPANY’S MANAGEMENT FACES IN REGARD TO THE SIZE OF ITS OPERATIONS, THE VARIED LOCATION OF ITS STORAGE FACILITIES AND THE PRESSURES OF THE HONG KONG ENVIRONMENT, THE SUB-GROUP CONSIDERED THAT ITS SYSTEM WAS OF A FAIRLY HIGH STANDARD, LARGELY AS A RESULT OF THE COMPANY’S CONTINUOUS CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF ITS OPERATIONS AND PROCEDURES.

HAVING REVIEWED THE LEVEL OF STOCK HELD BY KMB AT THE BEGINNING OF THE REVIEW, THE SUB-GROUP WAS OF THE VIEW THAT THE LEVEL OF STOCK COULD BE SAFELY REDUCED BY AS MUCH AS 20 PER CENT AND KMB, IN THE COURSE OF THE REVIEW, TOOK ACTION TO REDUCE THE STOCK LEVEL BY 20 PER CENT.

THE SUB-GROUP CONSIDERED THAT THE PRESENT METHOD OF DETERMINING THE STOCK-HOLDING WAS INADEQUATE, AND RECOMMENDED A MORE SCIENTIFIC METHOD USING BOTH FINANCIAL AND QUANTITY CONTROLS TO REPLACE IT. SUGGESTIONS TO STREAMLINE THE PURCHASING PROCEDURES WERE ALSO PUT TO KMB AND A LARGE NUMBER OF THESE HAVE SINCE BEEN IMPLEMENTED BY KMB.

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(B) CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY

(I) ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

THE SUB-GROUP’S BRIEF AIMED AT ASSESSING THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF VARIOUS RDP OPTIONS AND EVALUATING OPERATING ECONOMIES. IN CONSIDERING THE VARIOUS OPTIONS IT WAS NECESSARY TO EVALUATE THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE COST OF BUS SERVICES AND THE STANDARD OF SERVICES. THE VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC WERE PARTICULARLY SOUGHT ABOUT THE LATTER.

IMPLEMENTATION OF CMB’S 1980/82 RDP WAS FOUND TO BE BEHIND SCHEDULE BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS CAUSED BY TRAFFIC CONGESTION, INSUFFICIENT DEPOT AND MAINTENANCE CAPACITY, SHORTAGE OF DRIVERS, AND SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICES REQUIRED WHEN THE MTR ISLAND LINE OPENS. THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WAS SEEN AS UNSATISFACTORY BY PASSENGERS, ALTHOUGH OPERATIONS WERE NOTABLY COST-EFFECTIVE, OBVIATING THE NEED FOR SUBSTANTIAL FARE INCREASES IN 1982. IT APPEARS FROM THE FINDINGS OF THE SUB-GROUP THAT THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF BUSES EACH DAY. THE SUB-GROUP RECOGNISED THAT THE PROBLEM OF LOW VEHICLE AVAILABILITY WAS UNLIKELY TO BE SOLVED IN THE SHORT TERM AND THAT CMB’S RESOURCES SHOULD BE DEPLOYED IN THE MANNER BEST SUITED TO THE NEEDS OF THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC.

(II) BUS MAINTENANCE

THE SUB-GROUP FOUND THAT SHORTCOMINGS IN FLEET AVAILABILITY WERE LARGELY RELATED TO A NEED TO IMPROVE MAINTENANCE FACILITIES AND PROCEDURES. RECOMMENDATIONS TO THAT END HAVE BEEN MADE.

( I I I)BUS DEPOTS

THE SUB-GROUP ADOPTED AS ITS CRITERION THE ’MAXIMUM’ DEPOT PROVISION, WHICH INVOLVED THE USE OF ACCEPTABLE TERMINI AS WELL AS PURPOSE-BUILT DEPOTS FOR OVERNIGHT PARKING. A FUTURE FLEET SIZE OF 1 400 BUSES UP TO 1991 WAS USED FOR PLANNING PURPOSES. AT THE TIME THE REVIEW OF CMB’S DEPOT REQUIREMENTS STARTED THERE WAS A 40 PER CENT SHORTFALL OF PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY DEPOTS, AND AT ONE STAGE 25 PER CENT OF CMB’S FLEET WAS PARKED ON-STREET. THE ACCEPTANCE OF A NUMBER OF COVERED BUS TERMINI FOR USE AS OVERNIGHT PARKING, SUBJECT TO THE NECESSARY FIRE SAFETY STANDARDS, WILL PROVIDE OVERNIGHT PARKING SPACES FOR 700 BUSES, A MAJOR STEP IN SOLVING THE OVERNIGHT PARKING PROBLEM. THE PROVISION OF TERMINI SPACE FOR PARKING WILL SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCE COSTS TO THE COMPANY, AND HENCE PRESSURE ON FARE LEVELS.

BY 1986 CMB SHOULD HAVE UP TO 1 000 PERMANENT DEPOT SPACES AVAILABLE AT CHAI WAN, NORTH POINT, WAH FU AND WONG CHUK HANG. ADDED TO THE 700 SPACES IN BUS TERMINI, THIS WILL EXCEED FORECAST REQUIREMENTS.

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(IV) SPARE PARTS

THE SUB-GROUP’S TASK WAS TO EXAMINE STOCK LEVELS, PURCHASING, SOURCES OF SUPPLY AND STOCK CONTROL PROCEDURES. THE SUB-GROUP RECOMMENDED THAT THE COMPANY SHOULD REVIEW ITS PURCHASING, STOCK CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURES WITH A VIEW TO INTRODUCING FORMALISED PROCEDURES AND MORE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF ITS STOCKHOLDING. THE SUB-GROUP ALSO RECOMMENDED THAT CONSIDERATION BE GIVEN TO INTRODUCING COMPUTERISED STOCK CONTROL.

(C) PROFIT CONTROL SCHEMES

THE PROFIT CONTROL SCHEME SUB-GROUP WAS ASKED TO REVIEW THE BASIS AND APPROPRIATENESS OF THE EXISTING SCHEMES, TO CONSIDER THE INCLUSION OF SOURCES OF INCOME CURRENTLY OUTSIDE THE SCHEMES, AND ALSO TO CONSIDER PROJECTED REVENUE, EXPENDITURE AND FUTURE FARE LEVELS.

RECOMMENDATIONS

ON THE ADVICE OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL TODAY ENDORSED THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS?

(A) THE EXISTING FORM OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH THE COMPANIES SHOULD BE SUPERSEDED AND REPLACED BY A FORM OF FIVE-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME TO BE NEGOTIATED, REVIEWED AND AGREED ANNUALLY;

(B) THE BASIS FOR THIS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SHOULD BE THE ANNUAL ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME EXERCISE CONDUCTED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IN LIAISON WITH THE COMPANIES, AND IN CONSULTATION WITH DISTRICT BOARDS!

(C) THE MAIN COMPONENTS OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SHOULD INCLUDE?

(I) ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES;

(II) BUS PURCHASING PROGRAMMES;

(III) DEPOT REQUIREMENTS ;

(IV) FINANCIAL FORECASTS;

(V) SPARE PARTS STOCK LEVELS;

(VI) MAINTENANCE PROGRAMMES;

(D) THE FIRST YEAR OF EACH AGREED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SHOULD BE COSTED REALISTICALLY, IN ALL ITS FACETS, AND THAT WHERE THIS GAVE RISE TO A RESULTANT FARES LEVEL CONSIDERED BY THE ADMINISTRATION TO BE UNACCEPTABLE, THE TAC SHOULD BE CONSULTED;

(E) THE COMPANIES’ COMPLIANCE WITH THE AGREED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES SHOULD BE CLOSELY MONITORED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, AND THE NECESSARY RESOURCES SHOULD EE PROVIDED FOR THIS TO BE DONE;

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(F) THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CONSULTING DISTRICT BOARDS ON THE ANNUAL ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME EXERCISE SHOULD BE FORMALISED, AND THAT THIS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL, HAVING CONSIDERED THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE PROFIT CONTROL SCHEME SUB-GROUP, AGREED THAT, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MINOR AMENDMENTS THAT SHOULD BE MADE, THE SCHEMES OF CONTROL APPLICABLE TO THE TWO BUS COMPANIES WERE STILL APPROPRIATE.

ON THE ADVICE OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE FIVE SUB-GROUPS WHICH WERE SET UP TO CONDUCT THE REVIEWS OF KMB AND CMB WILL NOT BE DISBANDED BUT WILL BE RECALLED AS NECESSARY TO CONDUCT SUCH FURTHER RESEARCH INTO THE OPERATIONS OF THE TWO COMPANIES AS MIGHT, IN THE LIGHT OF EXPERIENCE, PROVE TO BE NECESSARY.

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CANDIDATES FOR URBAN ELECTIONS COME FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS * * * *

QUALIFIED PEOPLE WHO WISH TO STAND IN NEXT MONTH’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR LOCAL CITY DISTRICT OFFICES WITHOUT DELAY, THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR ALBERT LAM, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

THERE ARE FOUR WORKING DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE NOMINATION PERIOD CLOSES ON AUGUST 31, HE SAID.

FROM AUGUST 6 WHEN NOMINATIONS BEGAN TILL YESTERDAY (MONDAY), A TOTAL OF 163 CANDIDATES, INCLUDING 11 WOMEN, HAD BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE ELECTIONS, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER TO BE HELD IN THE URBAN AREAS.

ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON EAST, MR LAM NOTED THAT CANDIDATES NOMINATED SO FAR REPRESENTED DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, EDUCATIONAL LEVELS AND OCCUPATIONS, WITH AGES RANGING FROM 22 TO 84.

♦SUCH A DIVERSITY OF BACKGROUNDS SHOWS THAT PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE WELL BEING OF THEIR COMMUNITY,* IE SAID.

IT ALSO SHOWED THAT MORE PEOPLE HAD A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME AND HOW DISTRICT BOARDS COULD HELP TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN HONG KONG, HE ADDED.

MR LAM SAID THAT THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION PROVIDED A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR CIVIC-MINDED PEOPLE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

THIS OPPORTUNITY, HE SAID, MANIFESTED ITSELF IN TWO WAYSi

FIRST, THE ELECTIONS ARE GIVEN A BROAD FRANCHISE, WITH PEOPLE OVER 21 AND HAVING LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS BEING ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS, THEREBY EXERCISING THEIR RIGHT TO CHOOSE THE BEST CANDIDATES TO REPRESENT THEM AS MEMBERS ON THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARDS.

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SECOND, REGISTERED ELECTORS WHO HAVE LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR TEN YEARS OR MORE MAY STAND AS CANDIDATES THEMSELVES.

HE POINTED OUT THAT MANY OF THE CANDIDATES COULD +TRULY AND ADEQUATELY REPRESENT THE INTERESTS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE MAN IN THE STREET+.

STRESSING THAT PUBLIC PARTICIPATION WAS ESSENTIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME, MR LAM URGED REGISTERED ELECTORS TO COME FORWARD TO VOTE ON THE POLLING DAY ON SEPTEMBER 23 BETWEEN 7 AM AND 11 PM.

THE FACT THAT OVER 700 000 PEOPLE HAD REGISTERED AS ELECTORS INDICATED THAT PEOPLE IN HONG KONG WERE BECOMING MORE SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS, AND THE GOOD RESPONSE SHOWN IN THE NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES PERHAPS REFLECTED A GROWING INTEREST IN THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS AMONG THE POPULATION AT LARGE, HE SAID.

THERE WILL BE 76 VACANCIES IN THE COMING ELECTIONS — ONE FOR EACH OF THE 76 CONSTITUENCIES THAT MAKE UP THE TEN URBAN DISTRICTS.

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FUNDS APPROVED FOR ADULT EDUCATION COURSES *****

$1 MILLION FOR A

THE GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED A SUM OF OVER .

NUMBER OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO RUN EDUCATION COURSES FOR ADULTS ON A PERMANENT ANNUALLY RECURRENT BASIS WITH EFFECT FROM THE

1982-63 ACADEMIC YEAR.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT SUCH GRANTS HAVE BEEN APPROVED ON AN ANNUALLY RECURRENT BASIS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT THE MOVE WAS TO ENABLE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO PLAN EFFECTIVELY FOR THE FUTURE IN TERMS OF STAFF, ACCOMMODATION AND COURSES.

HE ADDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD APPROVED SUBVENTIONS FOR 28 VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO RUN A TOTAL OF 47 ADULT EDUCATION COURSES IN THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR.

THESE COURSES INCLUDE BASIC LITERACY IN CHINESE

EDUCATION FOR PARTICULAR GROUPS

COURSES FOR NEW COMERS TO HONG KONG LABOUR EDUCATION, CAREERS EDUCATION

SUCH AS FISHERFOLK

GENERAL

RE-ORIENTATION

EDUCATION, AND JOB ORIENTATION COURSES

SOCIAL AND MORAL EDUCATION, PRE-RETIREMENT AND RETIREMENT

THE SPOKESMAN ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 8 800 ADULTS WOULD BENEFIT FROM THESE COURSES, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 4 000 ADULTS OVER

THE 1981-82 SCHOOL YEAR.

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STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME

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FULL-TIME STUDENTS IN THE 12-25 AGE BRACKET MAY APPLY FOR THE CONCESSIONARY STUDENT TRAVEL CARD WHEN THE NEW SCHOOL TERM BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 1.

THEY SHOULD SUBMIT THE APPLICATIONS THROUGH THEIR SCHOOLS.

THE CARD, WHICH IS VALID FOR 13 MONTHS, IS ISSUED AT A NOMINAL FEE OF S1O.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID THAT A TOTAL OF 452 OOO STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS WERE ISSUED DURING THE LAST SCHOOL YEAR.

CARD HOLDERS MAY TRAVEL ON BUSES, FERRIES, TRAINS, TRAMS AND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AT CONCESSIONARY RATES.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE BY CALLING 5-7954631.

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FS VISITS FACTORIES * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TODAY (TUESDAY) TOURED FACTORIES ON THE TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR PAUL WONG, AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR HUGH BOYLE, MR BREMRIDGE FIRST VISITED ELCAP ELECTRONICS LTD. WHERE HE WAS GREETED BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR DAVID YUNG.

THIS LOCALLY OWNED COMPANY PRODUCES SILICON WAFER CHIPS, DICE AND INTEGRATED CIRCUITS FOR SALE LOCALLY AND IN THE UNITED STATES.

MR BREMRIDGE ALSO VISITED CHEN HSONG MACHINERY CO LTD., ANOTHER LOCAL FIRM, AND WAS SHOWN AROUND ITS PLANT BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR CHIANG CHEN-YUEN AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MR S.K. LAM.

THE PLANT PRODUCES PLASTIC INJECTION MOULDING MACHINES RANGING FROM 30 GRAMS TO 2 500 GRAMS, INCLUDING ELECTRONIC NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED INJECTION MOULDING MACHINES.

IT IS ALSO CAPABLE OF MANUFACTURING MACHINES WITH CAPACITY FROM 2 500 GRAMS TO 8 500 GRAMS UPON SPECIAL ORDER.

HALF OF ITS PRODUCTS ARE FOR THE LOCAL MARKET, AND THE REST ARE EXPORTED TO MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, THAILAND, INDONESIA, AUSTRALIA, NORTH AMERICA, THE MIDDLE EAST AND WEST AFRICA.

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SPEEDPOST MINIMUM RATE TO BE REDUCED BY $20 * * *

THE MINIMUM RATE FOR SPEEDPOST PACKAGES WILL BE REDUCED BY $20 FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 30), THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, NR A.C. HEATHCOTE, ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE MINIMUM WEIGHT STEP FOR SPEEDPOST PACKAGES WILL BE REDUCED TO 250 G, AND THE RATES APPLICABLE TO THIS NEW WEIGHT WILL BE $20 CHEAPER THAN THE PRESENT MINIMUM RATES, HE POINTED OUT.

THIS MEANS, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO SPEEDPOST A PACKAGE TO THE UNITED STATES FOR AS LITTLE AS $64- AND RATES FOR NEARBY COUNTRIES SUCH AS SINGAPORE WILL BE AS LOW AS $52.

SPEEDPOST IS THE POST OFFICE’S PREMIUM SERVICE DESIGNED FOR THE FAST AND RELIABLE TRANSMISSION OF URGENT DOCUMENTS AND PACKAGES TO 20 OVERSEAS COUNTRIES. PACKAGES CAN EITHER BE COLLECTED AT THE SENDER’S PREMISES OR POSTED AT ONE OF THE NINE SPECIAL SPEEDPOST COUNTERS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

MANY BUSINESS FIRMS, BANKS AND SHIPPING COMPANIES ARE REGULARLY USING SPEEDPOST TO SEND THEIR TIME-SENSITIVE DOCUMENTS, COMPUTER DATA, CHEQUES, DRAWINGS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE OVERSEAS, SAID.

LEAFLETS ANNOUNCING THE NEW RATES ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL POST OFFICES. FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE POST OFFICE TELEPHONE ENQUIRY BUREAU AT TELEPHONE 5-2671222 OR BY CONTACTING THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES AT 5-2671108.

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SOCIAL WORKERS BUSIER NOWADAYS WITH MATRIMONIAL COUNSELLING * * * X

MORE MARRIED WOMEN ARE WORKING AND BECOMING FINANCIALLY INDEPENDENT OF THEIR HUSBANDS.

RECORDS FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SHOW THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF ECONOMICALLY ACTIVE NEWLY-MARRIED WOMEN INCREASED FROM 79.4 PER CENT IN 1976 TO 91.5 PER CENT LAST YEAR

THIS HAS HAD SOME ADVERSE EFFECT ON FAMILY LIFE, AS AFTER A HARD DAY’S WORK IN AN OFFICE OR A FACTORY, WORKING MOTHERS ARE LESS INCLINED TO DEVOTE AS MUCH ATTENTION AND ENERGY TO THEIR CHILDREN AND HOUSEWORK AS FULL-TIME HOUSEWIVES, SOCIAL WORKERS EXPLAINED.

CONSEQUENTLY, THE NUMBER OF DIVORCES HAS BEEN INCREASING STEADILY, AND SOCIAL WORKERS FIND THEMSELVES BUSIER NOWADAYS WITH MATRIMONIAL COUNSELLING AND EFFORTS TO KEEP THE FAMILIES TOGETHER.

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♦BUT THESE FIGURES DO NOT INDICATE THAT THE INSTITUTION OF MARRIAGE IS BREAKING DOWN IN A BIG WAY.+ POINTED OUT MISS ANGELINA LO, AN EXPERIENCED FAMILY SERVICES COUNSELLOR WITH THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

STATISTICS SHOW THAT IN THE PAST TEN YEARS OR SO, DIVORCES IN HONG KONG HAVE BEEN INCREASING BY ABOUT 300 TO 400 A YEAR. THIS YEAR, THE TOTAL FIGURE COULD REACH A RECORD HIGH OF ABOUT 3 300.

ANOTHER REASON FOR THE INCREASE IN DIVORCES COULD BE THAT DIVORCED WOMEN NOWADAYS FIND IT EASIER TO REMARRY THAN BEFORE, MISS LO SAID.

OTHER MAJOR CAUSES OF FAMILY BREAK-UPS ARE +LACK OF GENUINE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE PARTNERS, UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FROM ONE’S PARTNER, DIFFICULTIES WITH IN-LAWS, THE ENDLESS CHASE FOR MATERIAL COMFORTS AND MANY OTHER PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH URBANISATION,+ MISS LO, WHO IS CASEWORK SUPERVISOR OF THE SWD’S TSUEN WAN FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE, SAID.

SHE EXPLAINED THAT UNDER THE MATRIMONIAL CAUSES ORDINANCE, A PARTY TO A MARRIAGE CAN PETITION FOR A DIVORCE ON GROUNDS OF ADULTERY, UNREASONABLE BEHAVIOUR, DESERTION FOR TWO YEARS AND SEPARATION FOR FIVE YEARS.

WHEN APPROACHED WITH A MARITAL PROBLEM, THE FIRST THING A FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE DOES IS TO INTRODUCE ITS PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING SERVICE.

♦ALTHOUGH MANY COME WITH THEIR MINDS SEEMINGLY ALREADY MADE UP TO OBTAIN A DIVORCE, WE TRY TO HELP THEM IDENTIFY AND SEE THEIR PROBLEMS IN PERSPECTIVE. WE MAY SUGGEST SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THEIR LIFESTYLE AND MODIFY SOME CF THEIR UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS,♦ MISS LO SAID.

IN URGENT CASES, SWD CASEWORKERS ALSO MAKE HOUSE CALLS. BUT SOME COUPLES PREFER TO GO TO THE CENTRES FOR GREATER PRIVACY.

THE SWD NOW HAS 19 FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES THROUGHOUT HONG KONG, AND THREE MORE CENTRES ARE IN THEIR PLANNING STAGE. STAFFED BY 73 ASSISTANT SOCIAL WORK OFFICERS AND 32 SENIOR SOCIAL WORK ASSISTANTS, THE CENTRES HANDLED SOME 20 000 CASES LAST YEAR. HOWEVER, A SMALL NUMBER OF ABOUT 1 100 CASES INVOLVED MARITAL DISPUTES.

THE SWD ALSO OPERATES A COUNSELLING HOTLINE (NO. 3-432255).

MR ANTHONY CHAN, AN SWD STAFF OFFICER ON FAMILY SERVICES, SAID THAT MANY COUPLES NOW PREFER TO HAVE SMALL WEDDING PARTIES FOR CLOSE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS, RATHER THAN THE MORE LAVISH FUNCTIONS HELD IN THE +OLD DAYS+.

♦MOST OF THEM ’/OULD PREFER TO GO FOR A HONEYMOON WITH THE MONEY SAVED, AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF THEM ARE GETTING THEIR WAY, DESPITE THEIR PARENTS’ OBJECTIONS,+ HE SAID.

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THE MEDIAN AGE FOR MARRIAGES HAS REMAINED AT ABOUT 23 AND 27 FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM RESPECTIVELY SINCE 1971. ACCORDING TO RECORDS.

MOST COUNSELLORS ALSO FEEL THAT ALTHOUGH NO OFFICIAL RECORDS ARE KEPT, THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE INCIDENCE OF COHABITATION, SOME INVOLVING PARTNERS BELOW THE AGE OF 21 WHICH WOULD REQUIRE PARENTAL CONSENT FOR LEGAL MARRIAGE.

THE DAYS OF MATCH-MAKING ARE ALSO APPARENTLY COMING TO AN END.

♦PARENTS NOW HAVE TO FACE THE FACT THAT WITH OR WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT, THEIR CHILDREN WILL MARRY THE PARTNER OF THEIR CHOICE,* MR CHAN SAID.

♦HOWEVER,* MR CHAN WENT ON, +OTHER THAN REMEDIAL SERVICES BEING PROVIDED TO COUPLES IN TROUBLE, THE DEPARTMENT WAS ALL THE TIME TRYING TO PROMOTE HEALTHY AND HARMONIOUS FAMILY LIVING THROUGH ITS FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES.

♦FOR EXAMPLE, LAST YEAR LARGE SCALE ACTIVITIES FOR TERRITORIAL-WIDE PARTICIPATION, DISTRICT FUNCTIONS AND GAMES IN THE MASS MEDIA WERE ORGANISED TO GET ACROSS PROPER MESSAGES ON THE THEME OF ’ADOLESCENTS AND THE FAMILY’. THESE EFFORTS WOULD GO ON FOR OTHER ASPECTS OF GOOD FAMILY LIFE.*

WHILE ON THE ONE HAND THE NUMBER OF DIVORCES HAS BEEN INCREASING, THERE APE INDICATIONS ON THE OTHER HAND, OF A POSSIBLE RECORD NUMBER OF MARRIAGES TAKING PLACE THIS LUNAR NEW YEAR (WHICH BEGAN ON JANUARY 25, 1982 UNDER THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR).

BY TRADITION, +LAP CHUN+ OR +BEGINNING-OF-SPRING+ PERIODS ARE POPULAR TIMES FOR MARRIAGE AND THIS LUNAR YEAR BEING A ♦LEAP YEAR+ WHEN THERE ARE 13 LUNAR MONTHS AND TWO +LAP CHUNS* (LIKE IN 1974, 1976 AND 1979), A LARGER NUMBER OF MARRIAGES IS EXPECTED.

LAST YEAR THERE WERE 50 756 MARRIAGES, ONLY 89 LESS THAN THE RECORD HIGH YEAR FOR 1980.

AND, GROUP MARRIAGES ARE BECOMING EVER MORE POPULAR SINCE THE FIRST ONE HELD IN JULY 1980.

BUT, FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES, GROUP WEDDINGS ARE LIMITED TO FIVE COUPLES ONLY, SAID MR K.W. WONG, SENIOR IMMIGRATION OFFICER AT THE CITY HALL MARRIAGE REGISTRY OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT.

THE PURPOSE OF GROUP WEDDINGS IS TO EASE CONGESTION AT SOME REGISTRIES AND TO SAVE COUPLES SOME WAITING TIME, HE SAID.

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CLEARANCE OPERATION IN SHEUNG WAN * * * *

FIVE REMAINING ILLEGAL STRUCTURES USED BY HAWKERS IN SHEUNG WAN WERE CLEARED THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING AS PART OF AN OPERATION TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE REGION, THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), MR EDDIE CHAN, SAID.

TWELVE OTHER STRUCTURES WERE DISMANTLED EARLIER BY OWNERS THEMSELVES, IN RESPONSE TO THE REQUEST BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

THE STRUCTURES WERE LOCATED WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED BY HOLLYWOOD ROAD, LOK KU ROAD AND LADDER STREET.

THE OPERATION WILL BE EXTENDED TO OTHER PARTS OF SHEUNG WAN LATER THIS YEAR.

ILLEGAL PARKING, ILLEGAL SHOPS AND UNAUTHORISED EXTENSIONS OF DOMESTIC PREMISES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF SHEUNG WAN WOULD BE DEALT WITH, ACCORDING TO MR CHAN.

THE OPERATION INVOLVES COORDINATION AMONG SEVEN DEPARTMENTS.

THEY ARE THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, THE CENTRAL POLICE STATION, THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN AREA DEVELOPMENT OFFICE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CONSULTATIONS IN UK ........................................ 1

VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER - MRS MARGARET THATCHER ............ 1

HONG KONG SHOWS TO BE HELD IN BRITAIN ...................... 2

INFORMATION SOUGHT FROM RATEPAYERS ......................... 3

GREATER SAFETY AWARENESS AMONG EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES ..... 4

SIXTY-THREE SITES TO BE SOLD IN NEXT SIX MONTHS............. 5

EMPLOYERS URGED TO SUPPORT EMPLOYEE CANDIDATES FOR DB ...... 7

MORE MAXICAB ROUTES TO BE OPENED ........................... 8

YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOaRD TO DISCUSS WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES .. 9

JAPANESE IMPRESSED BY SERVICE FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS .......... 10

RAIN-DAMAGED ROAD QUICKLY REPAIRED ......................... 10

POSTER DESIGN CONTEST FOR SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT ........... 11

CAS TO HOLD RECREATIONAL FUNCTIONS ......................... 12

NEW TRAFFIC MEASURES IN MONG KOK............................ 13

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN WAN CHAI ................................ 14

WATER CUT IN MONG KOK

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CONSULTATIONS IN UK * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE WILL VISIT LONDON AGAIN EARLY IN SEPTEMBER FOR FURTHER CONSULTATIONS ON THE PRIME MINISTER’S

VISIT TO THE FAR EAST.

THE GOVERNOR HAS INVITED FIVE UMELCO MEMBERS TO ACCOMPANY HIM ON HIS VISIT. THE FIVE MEMBERS AREi SIR S.Y. CHUNG, SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, MR ROGERIO LOBO, SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR LI FOOK-WO, MISS LYDIA DUNN AND MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN.

THE GOVERNOR AND THE UNOFFICIALS WILL TRAVEL TO LONDON OVER THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 4-5 AND RETURN TOWARDS THE END OF THE FOLLOWING WEEK. IT IS EXPECTED THAT AN APPOINTMENT WILL BE ARRANGED FOR A CALL ON THE PRIME MINISTER AND OTHER MINISTERS.

DURING THE GOVERNOR’S ABSENCE, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, WILL BE THE ACTING GOVERNOR.

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VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER - MRS MARGARET THATCHER X * * X *

FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT, EDITORS WILL PROBABLY LIKE TO KNOW THAT SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE FOR PRESS COVERAGE OF MRS THATCHER’S PROGRAMME.

DETAILS OF ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEARER THE TIME WHEN THE PROGRAMME HAS BEEN FINALISED BUT THE PATTERN OF ARRANGEMENTS WILL FOLLOW THOSE NORMALLY ORGANISED FOR VISITS BY IMPORTANT PERSONAGES. IT WILL BE NECESSARY, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR EDITORS TO NOMINATE REPORTERS AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO WILL BE ASSIGNED TO COVER PARTICULAR EVENTS.

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HONG KONG SHOWS TO BE HELD IN BRITAIN

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THE EYES OF BRITONS WILL BE CAUGHT BY A FAST-MOVING HONG KONG AGAIN THIS YEAR WHEN A SERIES OF +ON-THE-ROAD+ HONG KONG GALA EVENINGS ARE LAUNCHED IN BRIT I AN IN LATE SEPTEMBER AND EARLY OCTOBER.

AND, IN CASE THEY MISS THESE LIVELY EVENINGS, THEY WILL STILL BE ABLE TO HAVE A FIRM GRASP OF +WHAT-IS-HONG KONG* AT A HONG KONG EXHIBITION AT THE COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE IN LONDON.

THE EVENTS ARE ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON WITH THE SUPPORT OF CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS AND VARIOUS INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL COMPANIES IN HONG KONG.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE EVENTS ARE A CONTINUATION OF OUR EFFORTS TO PROMOTE HONG KONG IN THE TRUE TRADITION OF THE +HONG KONG IN LONDON FESTIVAL* IN 1980 AND THE +HONG KONG GALA EVENINGS* AT THE BARBICAN CENTRE LAST YEAR.

THIS YEAR’S HONG KONG +ON-THE-ROAD+ PRESENTATIONS WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 30 AT THE ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN MANCHESTER, 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 LIVE THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE BY THE 16-MEMBER HONG KONG JING YING DANCE TROUPE.

THE AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW WILL INTRODUCE A PANORAMA OF HONG KONG TO THE BRITISH GUESTS, WHO ARE TOP PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT, THE PROFESSIONS, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AS WELL AS THE MEDIA. IT WILL EMPHASISE THE IMPORTANCE TO THE U.K. OF ITS TRADE WITH HONG KONG.

THE +LIVE+ ELEMENTS OF THE STAGE PRESENTATION WILL ALSO BE FEATURED AT THE FORMAL OPENING OF THE RENOVATED HONG KONG EXHIBITION AT THE COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE IN LONDON ON THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 12.

LORD BELSTEAD, MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, FOLLOWING WHICH THERE WILL BE A RECEPTION HOSTED BY SIR S.Y. CHUNG SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND SIR JACK CATER, HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON FOR THE PROMINENT GUESTS FROM BOTH HONG KONG AND BRITAIN.

THE EXHIBITION AT THE COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE WILL FEATURE HONG KONG IN ITS VARIOUS ASPECTS, ILLUSTRATED BY PHOTOGRAPHS AND MODELS. A SELECTION OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS SUCH AS TEXTILES, TOYS, ELECTRONIC APPLIANCES, JEWELLERY AND ART WORKS WILL ALSO BE ON DISPLAY.

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THIS YEAR’S PROMOTIONAL EVENTS ARE BEING HELD IN BIRMINGHAM, MANCHESTER AND EDINBURGH BECAUSE THEY ARE THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT REGIONAL CENTRES OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY, BANKING AND FINANCE.

HE SAID THE MAIN OBJECT OF THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMMES, LIKE THOSE CF PREVIOUS YEARS, IS TO INFORM THE TOP PEOPLE IN PUBLIC LIFE IN THE U.K. ABOUT THE SOCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ACHIEVEMENTS OF HONG KONG. THEREBY CORRECTING ANY LINGERING MISAPPREHENSIONS AND CREATING A RESERVOIR OF GOODWILL FOR HONG KONG AMONG THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SECTIONS OF THE BRITISH COMMUNITY.

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INFORMATION SOUGHT FROM RATEPAYERS

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FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY), THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT WILL SEND SOME 650 000 FORMS (FORM R.1A) TO RATEPAYERS, REQUIRING THEM TO FURNISH INFORMATION ON RENTS AND OTHER PARTICULARS OF THEIR PROPERTY.

THE FORMS ARE IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH AND MAY BE COMPLETED IN EITHER LANGUAGE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE INFORMATION WAS REQUIRED TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT IN DETERMINING UP-TO-DATE RATEABLE VALUES.

BUT HE STRESSED THAT, ALTHOUGH THE DEPARTMENT WOULD SPEND CONSIDERABLE TIME OVER THE NEXT YEAR REVIEWING EXISTING RATEABLE VALUES, NO DECISION HAS BEEN TAKEN AS TO WHETHER OR WHEN UPDATED VALUES SHOULD TAKE EFFECT.

BEFORE NEW VALUATION LISTS CAN BE PREPARED AND BROUGHT INTO EFFECT, IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE GOVERNOR TO GIVE A DIRECTION UNDER THE RATING ORDINANCE. NO SUCH DIRECTION HAS BEEN GIVEN YET.

THE SPOKESMAN RECALLED THAT THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, IN A SPEECH IN JANUARY THIS YEAR, STATED THAT A REVALUATION WOULD PROBABLY TAKE PLACE NOT EARLIER THAN 1984.

IT WAS EXPLAINED THAT THE UNDERLYING PURPOSE OF UPDATING RATEABLE VALUES WAS TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF CHANGES IN RELATIVE VALUES TO ENSURE THAT THE BURDEN OF RATES WAS EQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED.

SINCE THE LAST REVALUATION IN 1976, RENTALS, ON WHICH SUCH VALUES ARE BASED, HAVE GENERALLY INCREASED.

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BUT THE INCREASES OFTEN DIFFER BETWEEN CLASSES OF PROPERTY AND AREAS, DIFFERENCES WHICH MAY NOT BE REFLECTED IN CURRENT RATEABLE VALUES.

A REVALUATION IS IN ITSELF NOT A REVENUE-RAISING EXERCISE, FOR THE YIELD FROM RATES IS ESTABLISHED BY THE PERCENTAGE RATES, THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

RATES FOR BOTH GOVERNMENT AND URBAN COUNCIL PURPOSES ARE SET BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHICH DETERMINES WHAT THE PERCENTAGE RATES SHOULD BE FOR ANY YEAR.

ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A CHANGE FOR 1982-83 IN THE PROPORTION OF RATES ALLOCATED TO THE URBAN COUNCIL, THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN THE TOTAL PERCENTAGE RATE IN THE URBAN AREAS SINCE 1977-78.

THE SPOKESMAN RECALLED THAT ON THE LAST TWO OCCASIONS WHEN REVISED RATEABLE VALUES CAME INTO FORCE ON APRIL 1, 1973 AND APRIL 1, 1977, THE INCREASED VALUES WERE LARGELY OFFSET BY REDUCTIONS IN THE PERCENTAGE CHARGES SO THAT RATEPAYERS IN SOME CASES FOUND THEMSELVES PAYING LESS THAN BEFORE.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED RATEPAYERS TO FURNISH CORRECT INFORMATION AND RETURN THE FORMS TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN 21 DAYS.

FAILURE TO DO SO IS AN OFFENCE UNDER THE RATING ORDINANCE.

FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF RATEPAYERS, A POSTAGE-PREPAID RETURN ENVELOPE IS ENCLOSED WITH EACH FORM.

THOSE WHO NEED HELP IN COMPLETING THE FORM MAY VISIT OR TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT ON THE 17TH FLOOR OF HENNESSY CENTRE, 500 HENNESSY ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG (TELEPHONE NUMBER 5-7957888).

ASSISTANCE MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED AT ANY OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICES OR DISTRICT OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

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GREATER SAFETY AWARENESS AMONG EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES *****

THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT CONDUCTED 55 000 INSPECTIONS OF FACTORIES AND CONSTRUCTION SITES AND INVESTIGATED 4 000 INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS LAST YEAR.

AS A RESULT, 3 800 PROSECUTIONS WERE TAKEN OUT FOR BREACHES OF SAFETY REGULATIONS, WITH FINES TOTALLING $4.7 MILLION, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FACTORY INSPECTORS, MR GEORGE KOTWALL, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF VICTOR I A, M? KOTWALL POINTED OUT THAT APART FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT, THE INSPECTORATE UNDERTOOK SAFETY TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMES.

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LAST YEAR, 7 900 PEOPLE ATTENDED COURSES RUN BY THE INSPECTORATE’S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE.

TRAINING OFFICERS OF THE CENTRE ALSO GAVE LECTURES TO A FURTHER 10 000 PEOPLE IN TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOLS, FACTORIES AND VARIOUS TRADE ASSOCIATIONS.

FURTHERMORE, THE INSPECTORATE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, CONDUCT A ONE-YEAR PART-TIME EVENING COURSE LEADING TO THE AWARD OF A CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

A WIDE RANGE OF PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES WERE CARRIED OUT TO PROMOTE SAFETY AWARENESS AMONGST EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES, MR KOTWALL SAID.

THESE INCLUDED SAFETY SEMINARS, TELEVISION PROGRAMMES AND SAFETY COMPETITIONS.

AN AUDIO-VISUAL, SOUND-ON-SLIDE PRESENTATION, +SAFETY EXTRAVAGANZA+, HELD AT HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC EARLIER THIS YEAR WAS SO SUCCESSFUL THAT IT WOULD BE RE-STAGED IN MAJOR INDUSTRIAL AREAS THIS YEAR.

MR KOTWALL SAID THAT AS PART OF A CONTINUING CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE SAFETY AND PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS, THE NEED TO INTRODUCE NEW REGULATIONS OR TO AMEND EXISTING ONES WAS ALWAYS KEPT UNDER REVIEW.

THE MAIN EFFORT IN 1981, HE ADDED, WAS DIRECTED TOWARDS INCREASING THE PENALTIES FOR BREACHES OF SAFETY REGULATIONS.

LAST YEAR ALSO SAW THE INTRODUCTION OF A SET OF REGULATIONS DEALING WITH FIRE PRECAUTIONS IN FACTORIES.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY AND PROTECTION OF WORKERS’ HEARING IN A NOISY ENVIRONMENT WERE ENACTED.

IN CONCLUSION, MR KOTWALL NOTED I +WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE EVERYONE IN INDUSTRY ACCEPTS HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AS A ROUTINE WAY OF LIFE. GREATER EFFORT AND CO-OPERATION ARE STILL NEEDED IF THERE IS TO BE A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ACC IDENTS.+

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SIXTY-THREE SITES TO BE SOLD IN NEXT SIX MONTHS X X X n

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO SELL 63 SITES IN THE URBAN AREA AND

THE NEW TERRITORIES IN THE NEXT

ANNOUNCING THE PROVISIONAL PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT NOTED THAT T.E TOTAL AREA TO BE TO ABOUT 737 70D SQUARE METRES.

SIX MONTHS FROM OCTOBER.

SALES FORECAST TODAY, THE (DISPOSAL), MR D.M. SCOTT-WILL, OFFERED FOR SALE AMOUNTED

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IN THE URBAN AREA, TWO SITES IN THE VICTORIA BARRACKS FRONTING QUEENSWAY ARE OF PARTICULAR INTEREST.

THE FIRST SITE, HAVING AN AREA OF ABOUT 9 OOO SQUARE METRES OF BUILDING LAND WILL ALLOW FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THREE TOWER BLOCKS OVER A PODIUM, WITH AN OPTION TO DEVELOP THE LARGEST CF THE TOWERS AS A HOTEL.

NEXT TO THIS SITE IS ANOTHER LOT MEASURING ABOUT 11 400 SQUARE METRES OF BUILDING LAND WHICH IS ALSO INTENDED FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROVISIONAL SALES FORECAST ARE ABOUT 5 400 SQUARE METRES OF SHOP AREA ALONG NATHAN ROAD FLANKING THE NORTHERN SIDE OF KOWLOON PARK. MR SCOTT-WILL SAID THAT THE BUILDING DESIGN AND USE OF THE SITE WOULD BE SO CONTROLLED BY LEASE CONDITIONS AS TO ENABLE THE VISUAL IMPACT OF THE SHOPS TO BLEND IN WITH THE AMENITY VALUE OF THE PARK.

♦THERE WILL ALSO BE A HEIGHT RESTRICTION TO THE SHOPS WHICH MUST BE BELOW THE ADJACENT PARK LEVEL,+ HE SAID.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES A 40-HECTARE MARINA SITE IN TUEN MUN, WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY TENDER IN DECEMBER. OF THE TOTAL AREA, ABOUT 21 HECTARES OF LAND WILL BE FORMED BY RECLAMATION, AND THE BALANCE OF THE AREA WILL EE FOR MOORING PURPOSES.

TWO HOTEL SITES IN SHATIN TOWN CENTRE WILL ALSO BE OFFERED FOR SALE. THESE WILL BE SOLD BY LETTER A/B TENDERS.

TENDERS WILL ALSO BE INVITED FOR A TOTAL OF SIX SITES FOR DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PART ICIPATION SCHEME.

TWO ARE IN TUEN MUN, ONE EACH IN TAI PO, YUEN LONG, KOWLOON BAY AND HAMMER HILL ROAD.

THE SITE IN KOWLOON BAY IS FOR MIDDLE INCOME HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

MR SCOTT-WILL SAID THAT THE SALES PROGRAMME WAS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

SALE DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE NORMAL WAY.

COPIES OF THE LAND SALES FORECAST MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, AND THE KOWLOON BRANCH OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATIONS OF THE LOTS MAY ALSO BE SEEN AT THESE ADDRESSES.

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EMPLOYERS URGED TO SUPPORT EMPLOYEE CANDIDATES FOR DB

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EMPLOYERS WERE URGED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO SUPPORT THEIR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STANDING AS CANDIDATES IN NEXT MONTH’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

THE APPEAL WAS MADE BY THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR GRAHAM BARNES, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION EXHIBITION AT THE NEW WORLD CENTRE.

FROM HIS OWN EXPERIENCE, MR BARNES SAID, IT WAS NOT TRUE TO SAY THAT SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS OR PEOPLE HAVING THE STATUS OF AN EMPLOYER WERE MORE INTERESTED IN THE WORK OF DISTRICT BOARDS THAN EMPLOYEES, ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF SELF-EMPLOYED CANDIDATES WAS FAR GREATER THAN THAT OF EMPLOYEE CANDIDATES.

HE POINTED OUT THAT ONLY 51 OUT OF THE 167 CANDIDATES NOMINATED SO FAR COULD BE CLASSIFIED AS EMPLOYEES IN THE TRUE SENSE.

+BUT MANY WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS THINK THAT PARTICIPATION IN DISTRICT BOARD WORK WOULD UPSET THEIR WORKING ROUTINES AND CREATE TROUBLE WITH THEIR EMPLOYERS,+ HE SAID.

+1 AM SURE THAT EMPLOYERS WILL NOT DISLIKE STAFF MEMBERS’ PARTICIPATION IN THIS MOST IMPORTANT COMMUNITY SERVICE, BUT IT WOULD HELP TO EASE THE MINDS OF THE EMPLOYEES IF THEY CAN BE ASSURED OF THEIR EMPLOYERS’ FULL SUPPORT.

+SO IF YOU EMPLOY A CANDIDATE, PLEASE ASSURE HIM OF YOUR CO-OPERATION,+ MR BARNES URGED, ADDING THAT IN FACT MOST OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS ONLY HELD THEIR MEETINGS ONCE EVERY SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS AND THAT THE CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARDS HAD ENSURED THAT THE MEETING SCHEDULES WERE SO ARRANGED AS TO CAUSE THE LEAST INCONVENIENCE TO THE MAJORITY OF THE MEMBERS.

EXPERIENCE SHOWED THAT MEMBERS WERE REQUIRED TO ATTEND MEETINGS AND FUNCTIONS CONNECTED WITH THE DISTRICT BOARDS ON AN AVERAGE OF NO MORE THAN THRICE A MONTH, HE SAID.

WITH ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO GO BEFORE THE NOMINATION PERIOD CLOSES ON TUESDAY. AUGUST 31, MR BARNES URGED ALL THOSE WHO WISHED TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THEIR DISTRICTS TO COME FORWARD AS CANDIDATES.

THE FIVE-DAY EXHIBITION AIMS AT INTRODUCING THE DISTRICT BOARD SYSTEM AND ITS WORK TO CITIZENS OF HONG KONG, PARTICULARLY THOSE LIVING IN YAU MA TEI.

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♦ALTHOUGH PERFECTION IS WHAT MOST OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS WOULD WISH TO WORK TOWARDS, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CITIZENS SHOULD REALISE THAT THIS IS NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE IN THE REAL WORLD AND THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD CANNOT SOLVE ALL DISTRICT PROBLEMS STRAIGHT AWAY.+ HE SAID.

♦THE IMPORTANT MESSAGE OF THIS EXHIBITION IS THAT WHILE BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE DISTRICT BOARD NEED TO BE FRANK AND HONEST TO THE PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT, THE PUBLIC ALSO NEED TO PLAY THEIR PART BY BRINGING FORWARD SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT AT AN EARLY STAGE AND ENSURE THAT THEIR VIEWS ARE KNOWN.

♦IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT THAT THE PUBLIC SHOULD REALISE THAT MANY OF THE PROBLEMS ARE IN FACT CAUSED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND WILL ONLY BE CURED BY PEOPLE LEARNING TO LIVE IN A PUBLIC-SPIRITED AND SOCIALLY ACCEPTABLE WAY.

♦IT IS ONLY THROUGH THIS CO-OPERATION WILL THE QUALITY CF LIFE IN THE DISTRICTS BE IMPROVED,+ HE ADDED.

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MORE MAXICAB ROUTES TO BE OPENED

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A NUMBER OF NEW MAX I CAB ROUTES WOULD BE OPENED IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SOME OF THESE ROUTES WILL EE IN KOWLOON, TSUEN WAN AND YUEN LONG.

♦OTHERS WILL SERVE AS FEEDERS TO THE TAI PO KCR STATION TO CATER FOR THE INCREASING TRANSPORT NEEDS AS A RESULT OF THE KCR’S ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

DETAILS OF THESE MAXICAB SERVICES WILL BE GAZETTED NEXT MONTH, WHEN APPLICATIONS WILL BE OPEN TO REGISTERED OWNERS OF PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE 507 MAXICABS OPERATING 83 ROUTES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE NEW ROUTES WOULD FURTHER EXPAND THIS FLEET.

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YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD TO DISCUSS WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES *****

THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD ITS FIFTH MEETING AT THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (YAU MA TEI) ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 27) AT 3 PM.

AT THE MEETING, BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE INFORMED ABOUT THE DESIGNATED USE OF THE ROOF OF THE HUNG HOM MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK AS A HELIPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS.

THE BOARD WILL EXAMINE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR KOWLOON PARK AND A SITE BOUNDED BY NATHAN ROAD, PUBLIC SQUARE STREET AND ARTHUR STREET.

MEMBERS’ VIEWS WILL BE SOUGHT ON THE NEW WEIGHTS AND MEASURES LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS DRAFT STANDING ORDERS FOR DISTRICT BOARDS, AS WELL AS THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF THE BOARD’S ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE DISTRICT’S NEWSPAPER.

IT WILL CONSIDER WHETHER FUNDS SHOULD BE GRANTED TO THE HONG KONG CHRISTIAN SERVICE, A SUBVENTED VOLUNTARY AGENCY, FOR CARRYING OUT A SURVEY ON THE ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO FREQUENT KOWLOON PARK.

NOTE TO ED I TORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (YAU MA TEI) AT 490-492 NATHAN ROAD ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 27) AT 3 PM.

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JAPANESE IMPRESSED BY SERVICE FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS * ft *

EIGHT VISITING JAPANESE SCHOLARS WERE VERY MUCH IMPRESSED BY THE AFTERCARE SERVICE FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS IN HONG KONG’S PENAL SYSTEM DURING THEIR VISIT TO THE LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE ADMINISTERED BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT THIS (WEDNESDAY) MORNING.

LED BY PROFESSOR Y. OBATA AND PROFESSOR G. TAKASHIMA, THE GROUP FROM THE LAW FACULTY OF THE RYUKOKU UNIVERSITY IN KYOTO ARE ON A FOUR-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO HONG KONG.

THEY WERE TAKEN TO LAI KING TRAINING CENTRE WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SACE CUSTODY CF ALL YOUNG MALE OFFENDERS REMANDED UNDER THE TRAINING CENTRES ORDINANCE, PENDING SUITABILITY REPORTS ON THEM FOR ADMISSION TO A TRAINING CENTRE.

HERE THEY HEARD SUPERINTENDENT J.A.D.G. DE ASSIS DESCRIBE THE WORK CARRIED OUT BY THE AFTERCARE OFFICERS.

PRIOR TO THIS VISIT, THEY WENT TO THE HIGH-RISE MAXIMUM SECURITY LAI CHI KOK RECEPTION CENTRE, WHERE THEY WERE SHOWN AROUND THE RECEPTION OFFICE, CONTROL ROOM, CELLS, KITCHEN, HOSPITAL AND WORKSHOPS, BY SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT FRANCIS WONG.

THE GROUP LATER HAD DINNER AT THE OFFICERS’ CLUB WITH THE COMMISSIONER CF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR THOMAS GARNER, AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

THEY WILL BE VISITING MA HANG PRISON AND TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION TOMORROW (THURSDAY) BEFORE LEAVING ON FRIDAY.

RAIN-DAMAGED ROAD QUICKLY REPAIRED ft ft ft

WO YIP HOP ROAD IN KWAI CHUNG, ONE OF THE ROADS MOST SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY THE RECENT TORRENTIAL RAINS, WAS REPAIRED AND REOPENED TO TRAFFIC WITHIN ONE WEEK.

DAMAGE WAS SO EXTENSIVE THAT IT WAS INITIALLY ESTIMATED THAT IT WOULD TAKE WEEKS TO REPAIR THE FOUR-LANE ROAD.

♦WORK STARTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE RAINSTORMS EARLIER THIS MONTH, INVOLVING EXCAVATORS, ROLLERS AND PAVERS,+ THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY ENGINEER, MR T.S. NG, SAID.

♦TO MINIMISE INCONVENIENCE TO MOTORISTS, REPAIR WORK WAS CARRIED OUT ROUND THE CLOCK. OUR CONTRACTORS DID A REMARKABLE JOB AND FINISHED THE WORK WITHIi; A WEEK,+ HE SAID.

ABOUT 1 700 TONNES OF BITUMINOUS MATERIAL WERE USED TO RESURFACE THE ROAD, AND THE COST OF THE REPAIR PROJECT WAS ESTIMATED AT $1.5 MILLION.

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POSTER DESIGN CONTEST FOR SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT *****

A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION IS BEING LAUNCHED TO PUBLICISE AND PROMOTE THE SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT TO BE HELD IN DECEMBER.

THE WINNING DESIGN WILL BE USED IN A TERRITORY-WIDE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL.

THE DESIGN COMPETITION WOULD BE OPEN TO ANY PEOPLE IN HONG KONG, WITH NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES BY EACH INDIVIDUAL, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION, MR BENJAMIN NG, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

ALL ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SHA TIN DISTRICT SUB-OFFICE IN LEK YUEN ESTATE ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15, 1982.

THE POSTER DESIGN CAN BE IN THE FORM OF PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, OR DRAWINGS.

ARTWORK OF A2 (420 MM X 590 MM) OR A3 (297 MM X 420 MM) SIZE IS PREFERRED.

EACH POSTER MUST CONTAIN THE TITLE OF SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE.

ENTRIES WOULD BE JUDGED BY A PANEL OF EXPERTS ON FINE ARTS TOGETHER WITH MEMBERS OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, MR NG SAID.

THE BEST ENTRY WILL WIN $800, WITH CASH PRIZES OF $500 AND $300 FOR THE RUNNERS-UP.

FIVE CONSOLATION PRIZES OF $100 EACH WILL ALSO BE AWARDED.

ORGANISERS OF THE ARTS FORTNIGHT, INCLUDING THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION, THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE MUSIC OFFICE, WILL SPEND A TOTAL OF $750 000 ON THE PROGRAMME THIS YEAR.

THE FESTIVAL WILL FEATURE A WIDE RANGE OF ARTS PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING CONCERTS, CANTONESE OPERA SHOWS AND OUTDOOR VARIETY SHOWS.

FURTHER DETAILS OF THE ARTS FORTNIGHT POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MR STEPHEN WONG AT 0-6050525.

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CAS TO HOLD RECREATIONAL FUNCTIONS

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THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL BE HOLDING TWO RECREATIONAL FUNCTIONS FOR MEMBERS NEXT MONTH.

ON SEPTEMBER 4, OVER 330 MEMBERS AND CADETS WILL COMPETE IN THE CAS ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA AT THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL, STARTING AT 1 PM.

THE CAS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, MR SO YUN-LAM, WILL PRESENT THE PRI2ES.

ON SEPTEMBER 12, THE CAS WILL HOLD THE FINALS OF ITS INTER-UNIT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT, STARTING AT 2.45 PM AT THE MACPHERSON INDOOR PLAYGROUND IN YIM PO FONG STREET.

THE HON ALLEN LEE WILL PRESENT THE PRIZES AFTER THE TOURNAMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE CAS ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 4 (SATURDAY) AT THE MORRI SC HILL SWIMMING POOL STARTING AT 1 PM. THE CAS INTER-UNIT BASKET-ALL TOURNAMENT FINAL WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12 (SUNDAY) AT 2.^5 PM AT THE MACPHERSON INDOOR PLAYGROUND IN YIM PO FONG STREET.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TWO EVENTS.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1982

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NEW TRAFFIC MEASURES IN MONG KOK

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NEW TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES WILL BE INTRODUCED IN MONG KOK FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 27) TO EASE CONGESTION IN THE AREA.

UNDER THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS, FOUR STREETS WILL BE RE-ROUTED.

SAI YEE STREET BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND NELSON STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND; FA YUEN STREET BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND NELSON STREET FROM ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND; NELSON STREET BETWEEN SAI YEE STREET AND FA YUEN STREET FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND; AND SHANTUNG STREET BETWEEN SAI YEE STREET AND FA YUEN STREET FROM ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

AS A RESULT, THREE KMB BUS ROUTES WILL ALSO HAVE TO BE DI VERTED.

ON ROUTE NO. 2C, JOURNEYS TO TAI HANG TUNG WILL BE VIA YIM PO FONG STREET, NELSON STREET AND SAI YEE STREET.

ON STREET, TAI NAN

ROUTE NO. 45, JOURNEYS TO LAI KING WILL BE VIA ARGYLE NATHAN ROAD, LAI CHI KOK ROAD, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD STREET, CEDAR STREET AND YU CHAU STREET.

ON OPERATE

ROUTE NO. 72M, JOURNEYS TO ARGYLE MTR STATION WILL

OT V'A ARGYLE STREET, HAK PO STREET, NELSON STREET AND SAI YEE STREET.

TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING FACILITIES AT THE JUNCTION OF ARGYLE STREET AND SAI YEE STREET, THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM ARGYLE STREET WESTBOUND INTO SAI YEE STREET NORTHBOUND AND THE STRAIGHT-ON MOVEMENT IN SAI YEE STREET SOUTHBOUND AT ITS JUNCTION WITH ARGYLE STREET WILL BE BANNED.

WESTBOUND VEHICLES ON ARGYLE STREET WISHING TO TRAVEL TO SAI YEE STREET NORTHBOUND WILL THEN HAVE TO USE HAK PO STREET NELSON STREET AND SAI YEE STREET.

IN ORDER TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION, SECTIONS OF HAK PO STREET AND SAI YEE STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED AS PUBLIC LIGHT BUS CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY.

METERED PARKING SPACES ON ROTH SIDES OF NELSON STREET BETWEEN YIM PO FONG STREET AND SAI V.D REET WILL BE CANCELLED AND DESIGNATED AS A +N0 WAITING* ZONE.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1982

URBAN CLEARWAYS IN WAN CHAI * * * *

SPRING GARDEN LANE IN WAN CHAI BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND A POINT 30 METRES NORTH OF THAT JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED AS AN URBAN CLEARWAY FROM 10 AM THIS FRIDAY (AUGUST 27).

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

THIS ALSO APPLIES TO TAI WONG STREET EAST BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND A POINT 30 METRES NORTH OF THAT JUNCTION.

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WATER CUT IN MONG KOK * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN MONG KOK WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 27) TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FCR WATER MAIN CONNECTION.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL AFFECT PREMISES ON 698-730 SHANGHAI STREET, 1-33 LAI CHI KOK ROAD AND 37 BUTE STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR GENERAL ........................... 1

FRENCH RESTRICTIONS REFERRED TO GATT ....................... 1

HONG KONG’S FISH CONSUMPTION RATES AMONG WORLD’S HIGHEST ... 2

LIBERATION DAY CEREMONY .................................... 3

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APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR GENERAL X X * X

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF MR N.M. GLEESON AS REGISTRAR GENERAL TO SUCCEED MR PIERS JACOBS, WHO WILL ASSUME THE POST OF SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES LATE NEXT MONTH.

MR GLEESON IS AGED 48. HE JOINED THE GOVERNMENT IN 1963 AS A LEGAL ASSISTANT IN THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT. HE WAS PROMOTED TO SENIOR LEGAL ASSISTANT IN 1965 AND ASSISTANT REGISTRAR GENERAL IN 1969. SINCE 1976, HE HAS ACTED AS REGISTRAR GENERAL ON MANY OCCASIONS.

MR GLEESON IS AT PRESENT IN CHARGE OF THE LAND OFFICE AND HAS EXTENSIVE AND DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF LAND ADMINISTRATION IN HONG KONG.

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FRENCH RESTRICTIONS REFERRED TO GATT MO

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR PETER TSAO, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT HONG KONG HAS HELD SEVERAL ROUNDS OF DISCUSSIONS WITH THE EEC COMMISSION SINCE OCTOBER 1981, IN THE SEARCH FOR A MUTUALLY SATISFACTORY SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF QUANTITATIVE RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY FRANCE ON THE IMPORT OF A NUMBER OF PRODUCTS FROM HONG KONG, MOST NOTABLY QUARTZ WATCHES.

SINCE NO SATISFACTORY SOLUTION HAS BEEN REACHED IN THE VARIOUS ROUNDS OF TALKS, THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HAS REFERRED THE MATTER TO THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT), WITH A REQUEST THAT THE GATT SHOULD FORM A PANEL TO EXAMINE THE MATTER.

MR TSAO EXPLAINED THAT ARTICLE XXIII OF THE GATT PROVIDES FOR PARTIES ENCOUNTERING PROBLEMS IN THEIR TRADE WITH ANOTHER PARTY TO REFER THE MATTER TO THE GATT COUNCIL FOR A RECOMMENDATION, IF THEY FIND THEMSELVES UNABLE TO REACH A SATISFACTORY SOLUTION BILATERALLY.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE MATTER IS LIKELY TO BE TAKEN UP BY THE GATT COUNCIL LATE IN OCTOBER.

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HONG KONG'S FISH CONSUMPTION RATES AMONG WORLD'S HIGHEST *****

THE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE SUPPLIES OF FISHERIES PRODUCTS DEPENDS ON BOTH THE RESOURCE AND THE FLEET, THE FISHERIES OFFICER CF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR PETER GAIGER, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE HONG KONG FISHING FLEET, COMPRISING ABOUT 4 700 VESSELS, IS IN A CONTINUOUS STATE OF DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE, MR GAIGER ADDED.

♦THE OVERALL TREND HAS BEEN FOR AN INCREASE IN MECHANISATION AND A REDUCTION IN THE OVERALL SIZE OF THE FLEET,♦ HE SAID IN A SPEECH TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON.

ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE GENERAL OPERATING EFFICIENCY INCLUDE FISHING GEAR TECHNOLOGY INVESTIGATIONS, PRIMARILY FOR TRAWLING-HULL DESIGN AND PROPULSION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT? FISHERMEN’S RADIO NETWORKS AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION ON NAVIGATIONAL ELECTRONICS.

♦ENCOURAGEMENT IS PROVIDED THROUGH LOW-INTEREST LOANS FROM THE LOAN FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND TECHNICAL BACKUP,♦ HE SAID.

VESSELS WITH FUEL-EFFICIENT MEASURES ARE ALSO BEING BUILT WITH GOVERNMENT FINANCE, MR GAIGER ADDED.

HE REPORTED THAT LAST YEAR HONG KONG’S AVERAGE CONSUMPTION CF FISHERIES PRODUCTS WAS 37 KILOGRAMS PER PERSON.

♦THIS IS A SLIGHT DECREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR BUT STILL ONE OF THE HIGHEST PER CAPITA CONSUMPTIONS IN THE WORLD,+ HE NOTED.

CATCHES BY THE FISHING FLEET ACCOUNT FOR 96 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL FISHERIES OUTPUT IN HONG KONG.

MR GAIGER SAID THERE WAS GROWING EVIDENCE THAT THE MAJOR RESOURCE WAS BECOMING OVER-EXPLOITED.

♦DEVELOPMENTS TO CONTROL THE EXTENT OF FISHING GROUNDS ALSO RESTRICT RESOURCE AVAILABILITY,* HE SAID.

♦OUR MAIN SOURCE OF FISH IS THE MIXED DEMERSAL, OR BOTTOMSWIMMING, FISH STOCKS OF THE NORTHERN SHELF IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA, AND TO A LESSER EXTENT THE EAST CHINA SEA.+

THE ABUNDANCE OF STOCKS OF PELAGIC FISH WHICH ARE POSSIBLY UNDER-EXPLOITED OR UNEXPLOITED IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED TO ESTABLISH WHETHER THEY WILL BE CAPABLE OF SUSTAINING A LONG-TERM, COMMERCIALLY VIABLE FISHERY, GAIGER SAID.

♦LITTLE IS KNOWN OF THEIR COMPOSITION, ABUNDANCE, MIGRATION, PATTERNS OR OTHER BIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS, BUT THESE ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION,♦ HE ADDED.

MR GAIGER SAID THE STRATEGY WAS TO DEPLOY THE DEPARTMENT’S FISHERIES RESEARCH VESSEL, +TAI SHUN*, ON AN EXPLORATORY PROGRAMME TO LOCATE AND QUANTIFY SUCH STOCKS.

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♦THE CHALLENGE WE FACE IS TO FIND ADDITIONAL STOCKS OF FISH, DEVELOP THE MEANS TO FISH THEM AND TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE LOCAL FLEET TO A LEVEL WHEREBY IT CAN SUPPLY THE FISH AT A PRICE THAT CONSUMERS CAN AFFORD.

+THIS WILL REQUIRE THE CO-OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE FISHING COMMUNITY AND THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

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LIBERATION DAY CEREMONY * * * *

HONG KONG WILL OBSERVE THIS YEAR’S LIBERATION DAY WITH A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY AT THE CITY HALL ON MONDAY (AUGUST 30).

DURING THE CEREMONY, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 10.45 AM IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HONG KONG BRITISH FORCES, HONG KONG PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION, ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS), THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT AND HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND COMMITTEE WILL LAY WREATHS AT THE SHRINE IN MEMORY OF MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS WHO DIED IN THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG IN DECEMBER 1941 OR LATER AS PRISONERS OF WAR.

THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL J.L. CHAPPLE WILL LAY A WREATH ON BEHALF OF THE HONG KONG BRITISH FORCES.

THE WREATH OF THE PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION WILL BE LAID BY ITS HONORARY SECRETARY AND TREASURER, MR F.M. CASTRO.

REGIMENTAL WREATHS OF THE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE LAID BY THE HONORARY COLONEL, DR S.M. BARD, AND ITS COMMANDING OFFICER, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL M.P. BARNEBY, AND THAT OF THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT BY WARRANT OFFICER SECOND CLASS (W02) T.W. SAUNDERS.

THE WREATH OF THE HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND COMMITTEE WILL BE LAID BY ITS CHAIRMAN, SIR ALBERT RODRIGUES.

THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE SOUNDING CF THE LAST POST, A TWO-MINUTE SILENCE AND REVEILLE, AND THE FIRING OF THREE VOLLEYS OF SALUTE.

THE FIRING PARTY, BUGLER AND SENTRIES WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE VOLUNTEERS.

TWO OTHER CEREMONIES OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG POLICE RESERVE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WILL ALSO BE HELD ON LIBERATION DAY.

THE FIRST CEREMONY IS TO BE HELD AT LITTLE SAI WAN CEMETERY AT ABOUT 10.30 AM AND THE OTHER AT STANLEY CEMETERY AT ABOUT 11.30 AM.

PARADES WILL BE HELD AT BOTH CEMETERIES DURING WHICH WREATHS WILL BE LAID AT THE FOOT OF THE WAR MEMORIAL ON BEHALF OF THE COMMANDANT AND OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE.

BUGLERS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE WILL ALSO ATTEND BOTH CEREMONIES AND SOUND THE LAST POST AND REVEILLE.

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+DOLOSSE* DESIGN IMPRESSES D.B. MEMBERS

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TWENTY-THREE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WERE AMAZED TODAY (THURSDAY) TO SEE THE 7 000 GIANT ♦DOLOSSE* — EACH WEIGHING 25 000 KG — PLACED ALONG THE EAST COFFERDAM OF THE HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR.

DURING AN HOUR-LONG VISIT TO THE RESERVOIR, THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE +DOLOSSE+ HAD BEEN SPECIALLY DESIGNED AS WAVE-BREAKERS TO PROTECT THE SEAWARD FACE OF THE DAM FROM OCEAN WAVES WHICH COULD REACH A HEIGHT OF 12 METRES IN CASE OF A TYPHOON.

BEING HONG KONG’S LARGEST RESERVOIR, HIGH ISLAND WAS COMPLETED IN 1979 WITH A TOTAL STORAGE CAPACITY OF 273 MILLION CUBIC METRES. IT IS AT PRESENT ABOUT 70 PER CENT FULL.

THE VISIT TO THE RESERVOIR WAS PART OF A FIELD PROGRAMME BY WHICH BOARD MEMBERS MIGHT FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH EXISTING GOVERNMENT FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

IN THE AFTERNOON, THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR CHAN SUI-JEUNG, AND FOUR DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS OPENED A 3 500 SQUARE-METRE SOCCER PITCH AT PAK KONG.

THIS PROJECT WAS FIRST INITIATED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND LATER COMPLETED WITH FUNDS FROM THE FORMER PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AT A COST OF $290 000.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2?, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ECONOMY AFFECTED BY WORLD RECESSION ............................ 1

EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS ................. 3

HIGH ESPRIT DE CORPS AT CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT........ 4

COMPENSATION BILL WELL RECEIVED ................................ 6

LETTERS A AND B TENDERS INVITED FOR SIX NT SITES ............... 7

VOTER REGISTRATION ............................................. 8

TEACHERS BRIEFED ON CAREERS EDUCATION .......................... 8

FIREMEN - A FRIEND IN NEED ..................................... 9

STREETS TO BE CLOSED FOR MTR PROJECT ........................... 9

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SAI YING PUN .......................... 10

LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION .................................... 10

FIRING PRACTICE AT HA TSUEN - CASTLE PEAK RANGE ............... 11

DRAWING COMPETITION FOR YOUNGSTERS ............................ 12

CHILDREN SHUTTLECOCK TRAINING COURSE .......................... 12

+ SWINGING SUMMERf GRAND FINALE................................ 13

FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 1982

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ECONOMY AFFECTED BY WORLD RECESSION * M M *

THE WORLD ECONOMIC RECESSION HAS BEEN EXERTING AN UNFAVOURABLE INFLUENCE ON THE HONG KONG ECONOMY, TO THE EXTENT THAT THE EIGHT PER CENT GROWTH RATE FOR THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT FORECAST AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR NOW LOOKS TOO HIGH, IT IS STATED IN THE HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT FOR 1982 PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT TODAY.

THE REPORT REVIEWS PRIMARILY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR.

THE EXPORT SECTOR WAS THE MOST AFFECTED, WITH DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR BEING TWO PER CENT LESS IN REAL TERMS THAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1981, THE REPORT STATES.

THE REPORT POINTS OUT, HOWEVER, THAT THE EXPORT SECTOR APPEARS VELL POISED TO BENEFIT FROM ANY RECOVERY THAT MAY OCCUR IN THE ECONOMIES OF HONG KONG'S MAIN MARKETS. THIS IS BECAUSE THE •’RICES OF HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS HAVE REMAINED RELATIVELY STABLE IN RECENT MONTHS AS THE PRESSURE FROM PROPERTY PRICES AND RENTALS, INTEREST COSTS AND IMPORT PRICES HAVE EASED FURTHER.

COMMENTING ON THE ECONOMIC SITUATION AS REVIEWED IN THE REPORT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE HONG KONG ECONOMY IS HOLDING UP EXTREMELY WELL CONSIDERING THAT THE WORLD IS UNDERGOING THE WORST RECESSION SINCE THE 193OS. HE SAID THAT THE ECONOMY IS STILL GROWING, WITH THE GROWTH IMPETUS COMING FROM DOMESTIC DEMAND AND ACTIVITY IN THE TERTIARY SERVICES SECTORS. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS ONLY INCREASED MARGINALLY TO 3.5 PER CENT IN MARCH THIS YEAR AND THE RATE OF INFLATION IS DEFINITELY SLOWING DOWN, IN TERMS OF CONSUMER PRICES, FROM 15 PER CENT LAST YEAR TO 13 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR AND 11 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

APART FROM GIVING AN OVERALL VIEW, THE REPORT CONTAINS INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS ON THE EXTERNAL SECTOR, THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE LABOUR SECTOR, ACTIVITY IN SELECTED SECTORS AND PRICES.

ON THE EXTERNAL SECTOR, THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT THE DECLINE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY TWO PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF WAS DUE TO THE WEAK DEMAND FROM HONG KONG’S MAIN MARKETS. AS THERE ARE STILL NO CONVINCING INDICATIONS OF RECOVERY IN THE ECONOMIES OF THESE MARKETS, A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT IN EXPORT PERFORMANCE IN THE NEAR FUTURE APPEARS UNLIKELY.

..... RELATIVELY LOW LEVEL OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES INTO HONG KONG IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR IS CONSISTENT WITH THIS VIEW.

THE REPORT FURTHER POINTS OUT THAT IMPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1982 WERE IN REAL TERMS LESS THAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF LAST YEAR AND THIS WAS TRUE FOR BOTH IMPORTS RETAINED IN HONG KONG AND IMPORTS SUBSEQUENTLY RE-EXPORTED. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE VISIBLE TRADE +GAP* IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1982 AT 14 PER CENT WAS NARROWER THAN IN THE SAME PERIOD OF 1981.

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ON THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE REPORT SHOWS THAT THE UNDERLYING GROWTH RATES OF THE MONEY SUPPLY AND OF DOMESTIC CREDIT WERE SLOWING DOWN.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS IN HONG KONG SHOWED A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1982, LARGELY AS A RESULT OF THE ABOLITION OF THE 15 PER CENT WITHHOLDING TAX ON INTEREST PAID ON SUCH DEPOSITS AS FROM FEBRUARY 25, WHILE HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS SHOWED A SLIGHT DECREASE. THERE WAS ALSO A MARKED SHIFT OF DEPOSITS FROM DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES TO BANKS.

THE REPORT ALSO NOTES THAT DOMESTIC INTEREST RATES REMAINED RELATIVELY STABLE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR. WHILE THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AS MEASURED BY THE TRADE-WEIGHTED EXCHANGE RATE INDEX STRENGTHENED, IT DEPRECIATED SLIGHTLY IN TERMS OF THE US DOLLAR.

ON THE LABOUR SECTOR, THE REPORT INDICATES THAT THERE WAS A MARGINAL INCREASE IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TO 3.5 PER CENT IN MARCH 1982 FROM 3.1 PER CENT IN DECEMBER 1981.

THE REPORT POINTS OUT THAT WHILE EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR SHOWED NO NET INCREASE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1982, WAGE RATES IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR SHOWED SOME IMPROVEMENT IN REAL TERMS AS THE RATE OF INFLATION SLOWED DOWN. EMPLOYMENT IN THE TERTIARY SERVICES SECTORS CONTINUED TO INCREASE, AS DID SALARIES IN THESE SECTORS.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, THE SLIGHT DECLINES IN EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING, IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN REAL TERMS AND IN RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS, SEMI-MANUFACTURES AND CAPITAL GOODS INDICATE THAT ACTIVITY IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR HAS NOT GROWN III THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR. THE REPORT FURTHER COMMENTS THAT THE SHORT-TERM OUTLOOK FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR APPEARS TO BE UNFAVOURABLE AND THAT ANY RECOVERY IS LIKELY TO BE SLOW. THIS VIEW WAS CONFIRMED BY THE RESULTS OF THE QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY CONDUCTED IN APRIL 1982 AND THE ORDER-BOOK POSITION OF A SELECTION OF LARGE MANUFACTURERS INCLUDED IN THE MONTHLY SURVEY ON EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND.

ON THE PROPERTY SECTOR, THE REPORT NOTES THAT COMPLETIONS, ALTHOUGH LESS THAN IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1981, REMAINED SUBSTANTIAL. BUILDING ACTIVITY ALSO REMAINED SUBSTANTIAL BUT FEWER BUILDING PLANS WERE APPROVED. WHILE THE PRICES AND RENTALS FOR PROPERTY IN GENERAL WERE EITHER THE SAME AS OR LOWER THAN IN THE SECOND HALF CF 1981, THE PRICES OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY HAVE DECREASED SUBSTANTIALLY SINCE THE SECOND HALF OF 1981. MORTGAGE RATES ALSO EASED, LEADING TO A SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN MONTHLY MORTGAGE PAYMENTS. POTENTIAL BUYERS, HOWEVER, REMAINED CAUTIOUS IN ANTICIPATION OF A FURTHER DROP IN FLAT PRICES, AND IN VIEW OF THE UNCERTAINTIES CONCERNING GENERAL ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND THE UNFAVOURABLE INFLUENCE ON WEALTH OF A SLUGGISH STOCK MARKET.

ON PRICES, THE REPORT OBSERVES THAT THE RATE OF INFLATION AS INDICATED BY THE VARIOUS CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES CONTINUED TO EASE OFF, FOLLOWING THE TREND THAT EMERGED IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1981.

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THE REPORT ATTRIBUTES THE SLOWING DOWN IN THE RATE OF INFLATION TO THE EASING OF BOTH INFLATION RATES ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD AND THE PRESSURE ON PRICES FROM AGGREGATE DEMAND IN THE ECONOMY. THE STRENGTHENING OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AND A SLOWING DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF THE MONEY SUPPLY ALSO CONTRIBUTED.

THE HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT 1982 IS NOW ON SALE AT *20 A COPY.

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EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS M * M *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS.

MISS LYDIA DUNN, A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SINCE 1976, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. SHE REPLACES THE REVEREND P.T. MCGOVERN, WHO WILL, HOWEVER, CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

DR HENRIETTA IP MAN-HING HAS BEEN APPOINTED AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. SHE REPLACES MR D.K. NEWBIGGING, WHO WILL, HOWEVER, CONTINUE TO SERVE ON THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

DR IP IS 36 YEARS OLD AND SINGLE. SHE WAS BORN IN HONG KONG AND WAS EDUCATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. A PAEDIATRICIAN IN PRIVATE PRACTICE, SHE IS CURRENTLY CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED AND IS IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH THE DISADVANTAGED POOR THROUGH HER RESEARCH WORK AT THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY MEDICAL UNIT. DR IP IS A FORMER PRESIDENT OF ZONTA.

EIGHT UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS ON THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAVE BEEN REAPPOINTED. THEY ARE SIR S.Y. CHUNG, MR OSWALD CHEUNG, MR R.H. LOBO, MR LI FOOK-WO, DR HARRY FANG SIN-YANG, MR M.G.R. SANDBERG, MR LO TAK-SHING AND MR D.K. NEWBIGGING. THE OFFICIAL MEMBER, MR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SECRETARY FOR CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, HAS ALSO BEEN REAPPOINTED.

UNOFFICIALS REAPPOINTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ARE MR R.H. LOBO, DR HARRY FANG SIN-YANG, MR LO TAK-SHING, MR FRANCIS TIEN YUAN-HAO, REVEREND JOYCE M. BENNETT, MR CHEN SHOU-LUM, MISS LYDIA DUNN, DR HENRY HU HUNG-LICK, REVEREND P.T. MCGOVERN, MR PETER C. WONG, MR WONG LAM, DR HO KAM-FAI, MR ALLEN LEE PENG-FEI AND MR ANDREW SO KWOK-WING.

THE TWO NEW APPOINTMENTS OF UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS AND ALL REAPPOINTMENTS TO THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM NEXT WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 1). THE APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS WILL BE FOR ONE YEAR, EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF MR AKERS-JONES, WHOSE APPOINTMENT AS THE OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL IS FOR TWO YEARS.

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HIGH ESPRIT DE CORPS AT CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT *****

THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT SINCE AUGUST 1 HAD ADDED SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE ESPRIT DE CORPS OF THE SERVICE, THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE, MR DOUGLAS JORDAN, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

ADDRESSING THE LIONS CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND, MR JORDAN REMARKED THAT WHEN THE DEPARTMENT WAS PART OF THE FORMER FEDERAL TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT, IT LACKED THE IDENTITY OF A SELF-CONTAINED ORGANISATION FULFILLING ITS OWN FUNCTION IN THE GOVERNMENT.

+THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT AS A WHOLE WILL BE STAFFED BY PROFESSIONAL OFFICERS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, OFFICERS WIDELY EXPERIENCED IN ALL ASPECTS OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE WORK,* HE SAID.

RECOUNTING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENTS LEADING TO ITS ESTABLISHMENT AS A NEW INDEPENDENT SERVICE, MR JORDAN SAIDi *1 CAME HERE IN LATE 1977 FROM THE BRITISH CUSTOMS SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF REORGANISING AND MODERNISING THE SERVICE. THE TIMING COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE APPROPRIATE.*

HE RECALLED THAT THE HONG KONG CUSTOMS AND EXCISE HAD MADE GREAT PROGRESS IN THE 197O’S IN ANTI-NARCOTICS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND IN DESTROYING TERRITORY-WIDE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS.

IT HAD COPED WITH ITS PROBLEMS OF MEETING NEW DEMANDS ON ITS STAFFING, THE NEW KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER TERMINAL, THE RAPID EXPANSION OF TRAFFIC AT KAI TAK AND TO MACAU, AND THE DEMANDS ON ITS INVESTIGATIVE FORCES TO DEAL WITH ITS INCREASING ANTl-NARCOTICS RESPONSIBILITIES, HE RECALLED.

HE NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT ALL THIS HAD BEEN DONE BY REDEPLOYMENT OF STAFF AND BY EXCESSIVE DEMANDS ON THE EXISTING STAFF AND ORGANISATION.

+IT RECEIVED ITS FAIR SHARE OF SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE UNDER THE FEDERAL UMBRELLA OF THE TRADE INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT. BUT FUNDAMENTALLY WHAT WAS WRONG WAS ITS OWN ORGANISATION BOTH FOR OPERATIONAL PURPOSES IN THE FIELD AND TO ENABLE EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATION TO BE APPLIED CENTRALLY AT HEADQUARTERS.

+BY AND LARGE THE ORGANISATION WAS MUCH AS IT HAD BEEN FOR MANY YEARS PREVIOUSLY. ONLY THE PROBLEMS HAD CHANGED - AND GROWN BOTH IN SIZE AND NUMBER,* HE SAID.

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THE RAPID DEVELOPMENTS IN TRADE AND TRAFFIC FOLLOWING THE OPEN DOOR POLICY OF CHINA HAVE ADDED EVEN HEAVIER WORKLOADS.

TO COPE WITH THE CHANGES, A NEW REGIONAL ORGANISATION WAS INTRODUCED IN 1981, BASED ON ITS DIVISION BETWEEN HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

EACH REGION HAD A LARGE DEGREE OF AUTONOMY UNDER ITS COMMANDER AND MATTERS WERE ARRANGED TO AVOID REFERENCE TO HEADQUARTERS, WHEREVER POSSIBLE, HE SAID.

+INTER-CHANGEABILITY AND ROTATION OF STAFF BETWEEN THE CONSTITUENT UNITS OF EACH REGION WAS INTRODUCED TO MAKE FOR EARLIEST AND WIDEST EXPERIENCE. IN THIS WE HAD AN EYE TO DEVELOPING SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE FUTURE,* HE SAID.

HE SAID THAT THE DEPARTMENT NOW HAD A REGIONAL FIELD ORGANISATION COMMENSURATE WITH THE NEEDS OF HONG KONG IN THE EIGHTIES.

♦ONE MOST SUCCESSFUL INNOVATION IS THAT OF A TECHNICAL BUREAU -A THINK-TANK OFFICE OF BOFFINS WHICH CONSTANTLY REVIEWS OUR PROCEDURES, PROPOSES CHANGES IN THE LAW TO MEET WEAKNESSES DISCOVERED IN OUR CONTROLS AND ENSURES THAT THE THREE REGIONS, WHILE LARGELY AUTONOMOUS IN DAY-TO-DAY MATTERS, CONFORM TO AN OVERALL UNIFORM APPROACH TO THE WORK.+ MR JORDAN SAID.

IN ADDITION, THE CUSTOMS INVESTIGATION BUREAU, FORMING PART OF THE CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS, HAD BEEN THOROUGHLY REORGANISED AND RESTAFFED, HE SAID.

THIS. TOGETHER WITH THE ENTHUSIASTIC ENERGETIC EFFORTS OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE STAFF BOTH IN THE BUREAU AND IN THE FIELD, HAS PRODUCED THE EXCELLENT RESULTS WE ARE ACHIEVING IN COUNTERING THE INSIDIOUS NARCOTICS TRAFFIC, MR JORDAN REMARKED.

IN LINE WITH THE REORGANISATION, THE DEPARTMENT SOUGHT TO IMPROVE THE TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT FOR INVESTIGATION AND OTHER PURPOSES.

SUCH EQUIPMENT AS ADDITIONAL X-RAY MACHINES AND WALK-THROUGH DETECTOR GATES WILL BE INTRODUCED LATER THIS YEAR, WHILE THE EXPANSION AND MODERNISATION OF THE LAUNCH FLEET IS NOW BEING CONSIDERED.

♦IN THIS NEW INDEPENDENCE AND IN CONSEQUENCE OF ALL THE REORGAN ISAT IONAL CHANGES MADE WE SHALL NOT ONLY PROVIDE A USEFUL AND SATISFYING CAREER FOR ALL OUR OFFICERS BUT PROVIDE THE SERVICE WHICH A DYNAMIC PLACE SUCH AS HONG KONG DESERVES,♦ JORDAN CONCLUDED.

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COMPENSATION BILL WELL RECEIVED ft ft ft ft

THE BILL WHICH INTRODUCES COMPULSORY INSURANCE AND OTHER COMPENSATION MEASURES FOR EMPLOYEES HAS RECEIVED GOOD GENERAL SUPPORT FROM VARIOUS QUARTERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND IS SEEN AS A SIGNIFICANT STEP TO FURTHER PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF EMPLOYEES INJURED AT WORK AND THEIR DEPENDANTS.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR YIU YAN-NANG, IN A TALK ON THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1982 AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE LIONS CLUB OF HONG KONG SOUTH TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR YIU POINTED OUT THAT SINCE THE BILL WAS PUBLISHED, IT HAD ATTRACTED COMMENTS FROM A WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING EMPLOYERS’ ORGANISATIONS, TRADE UNIONS, INSURERS, BANKERS AND SOCIAL GROUPS.

HE ALSO REFERRED TO CRITICAL REMARKS ABOUT LACK OF CONSULTATIONS, DELAY IN INTRODUCING THE BILL, LACK OF A CENTRAL FUND TO COVER DEFAULT CASES, AND THE NEED TO RAISE THE LEVELS OF COMPENSATION.

ON THE ISSUE OF CONSULTATIONS, HE EXPLAINED THAT THE BILL, REPRESENTED THE SECOND STAGE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL WORKING PARTY.

THE PARTY IN THE COURSE OF ITS DELIBERATIONS HAD CONSULTED A NUMBER OF INTERESTED BODIES. INCLUDING THE MAJOR EMPLOYERS’ ORGANISATIONS AND THE ACCIDENT INSURANCE INDUSTRY.

THE REPORT OF THE PARTY HAD BEEN PRESENTED TO THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD WHICH ENDORSED ALL ITS RECOMMENDATIONS AND HAD BEEN DISTRIBUTED FOR COMMENTS TO ALL REGISTERED TRADE UNIONS, MAJOR EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER INTERESTED BODIES.

ON CRITICISMS OF DELAY, MR YIU NOTED THAT THE BILL COVERED SUBJECTS SOME OF WHICH WERE DIFFICULT TO DRAFT WHILE OTHERS WERE CONTROVERSIAL AND TOOK MORE TIME TO RESOLVE.

MR YIU POINTED OUT THAT COMPULSORY INSURANCE SHOULD NOT IMPOSE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS ON EMPLOYERS WHO HAD ALREADY TAKEN OUT INSURANCE.

FOR THOSE WHO HAD NOT YET BEEN INSURED, THE INSURANCE PREMIUMS REQUIRED WHEN COMPULSORY INSURANCE COMES INTO FORCE WOULD BE THE PRICE TO COVER THEIR LIABILITY, WHICH SHOULD NOT BE REGARDED AS AN ADDITIONAL COST, HE SAID.

THE REAL ADDITIONAL COST THAT MIGHT FALL ON EMPLOYERS WOULD BE THE RESULT OF THE ADDITIONAL BENEFITS INTRODUCED BY THE BILL, SUCH AS LEAVE WITH PAY FOR ATTENDING MEDICAL EXAMINATION OR ASSESSMENT BOARD.

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BUT THIS COST WAS NEGLIGIBLE, HE ADDED.

REFERRING TO THE LACK OF A CENTRAL FUND TO COVER DEFAULTED CASES, MR YIU SAID THIS WOULD BE EXAMINED AGAIN AFTER COMPULSORY INSURANCE HAD BEEN IN FORCE FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.

HE POINTED OUT THAT EXPERIENCE HAD SHOWN THAT EVEN WITHOUT COMPULSORY INSURANCE THERE WERE LESS THAN TEN CASES OF DEFAULT A YEAR, AND ALL THESE CASES EVENTUALLY RECEIVED CASH ASSISTANCE FROM THE BREW IN TRUST FUND.

ON CALLS TO RAISE THE LEVELS OF COMPENSATION, MR YIU POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS HIS DEPARTMENT’S CURRENT POLICY TO REVIEW THE LEVELS EVERY TWO YEARS IN ORDER TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS FOR INFLATION.

SUCH A REVIEW WAS DUE TOWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR.

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LETTERS A AND B TENDERS INVITED FOR SIX NT SITES *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM REGISTERED OWNERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS A AND B) FOR SIX NEW TERRITORIES SITES.

THE SITES, HAVING A TOTAL AREA OF 12 560 SQUARE METRES, ARE FOR NON--INDUSTR I AL, RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL/GODOWN DEVELOPMENT.

OF THE SITES, THREE ARE IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN AND THE OTHER THREE IN YUEN LONG NEW TOWN.

ONE OF THE SHA TIN SITES, MEASURING 2 223 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES ONLY, WHILE THE REMAINING TWO (1 870 SQUARE METRES AND 230 SQUARE METRES) ARE TO BE USED FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES.

TWO YUEN LONG SITES (2 384 SQUARE METRES AND 3 471 SQUARE METRES) ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL OR GODOWN PURPOSES OR BOTH WHILE THE REMAINING 2 382 SQUARE METRES SITE IS FOR NON-INDUSTRI AL (EXCLUDING RESIDENTIAL) PURPOSES ONLY.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 24.

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

SALES PLANS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THESE OFFICES. ----------------------------------0-------

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VOTER REGISTRATION * x x

THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION OF VOTERS WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 31), AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL OCTOBER 11.

♦THIS IS AN ANNUAL EXERCISE AND ALL ELIGIBLE PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT REGISTERED MAY REGISTER NOW,* THE REGISTRATION OFFICER, M? GEORGE HO, SAID TODAY.

♦PERSONS WHO REGISTER NOW CAN VOTE IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION IN MARCH 1983 AND IN ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS, BUT THEY MAY NOT VOTE IN THE UPCOMING URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 23,+ HE POINTED OUT.

ANYONE WHO WOULD HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 21 BY NOVEMBER 30 WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER IF HE HAS LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS.

FORMS FOR REGISTRATION ARE AVAILABLE FROM ALL POST OFFICES, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S GAMES HALLS AND CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED, EITHER IN PERSON OR BY POST. TO THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL OFFICE, 18TH FLOOR, NEW MERCURY HOUSE, 22 FENWICK STREET, WAN CHAI.

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MORE THAN 150 CAREERS TEACHERS WERE BRIEFED ON THE INTEGRATION OF CAREERS EDUCATION INTO THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM AT LA SALLE COLLEGE THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE BRIEFING WAS GIVEN AT THE PRESENTATION SESSION OF A SEMINAR ON CAREERS EDUCATION WHICH WAS HELD FOR SOME 60 OTHER CAREERS TEACHERS IN THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG IN JULY.

DURING THE SESSION, THE PARTICIPANTS WERE TOLD THAT CAREERS EDUCATION COULD BE INTEGRATED INTO THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM WITH VARYING DEGREE OF SUCCESS AND THAT A CAREFULLY PLANNED INTEGRATION WILL AROUSE STUDENTS’ AWARENESS OF CAREERS AND HELP THEM IN EXPLORING CAREERS AND MAKING PREPARATIONS BEFORE CHOOSING CAREERS.

THE TWO-DAY SEMINAR WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF CAREERS MASTERS.

IT CONCLUDED TODAY WITH THE PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE TO THE 60 TEACHERS BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, W J.N. HENDERSON, AND THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR C.H. HAYE.

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FIREMEN - A FRIEND IN NEED

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A FIREMAN WAS A FRIEND IN NEED TO EVERY CITIZEN AS LONG AS HE PERFORMED HIS DUTIES WITH EFFICIENCY, THE DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF THE KOWLOON FIRE COMMAND, MR LAM LOK-BUN, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING TO TWO SQUADS OF NEWLY GRADUATED FIREMEN AT THE PASSING-OUT PARADE AT THE FIRE SERVICES TRAINING SCHOOL AT PAT HEUNG, NEW TERRITORIES, HE SAID THAT FIRE-FIGHTING OPERATIONS HAD NEVER BEEN SIMPLE MATTERS.

♦THEY CALL FOR HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES AND DEVOTION TO MEANINGFUL DUTIES,* HE SAID.

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STREETS TO BE CLOSED FOR MTR PROJECT

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TWO STREETS WILL BE CLOSED TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY ISLAND LINE, ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE DATES FOR THE CLOSURES WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

THE STREETS ARE MONG LUNG STREET IN SHAU KEI WAN AND THE UNNAMED ROAD JOINING THE NORTH END OF NING PO STREET IN CHAI WAN.

THE CARRIAGEWAY AND FOOTPATH FROM THE SOUTHERN BUILDING LINE CF YUEN HING LANE TO A POINT 70 METRES NORTHWARDS ALONG MONG LUNG STREET WILL BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY.

A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC DIVERSION WILL BE PROVIDED, CONNECTING THE NORTH-WESTERN END OF MONG LUNG STREET WITH NAM ON STREET.

FOOTPATHS LINKING MONG LUNG STREET TO KENG SHAN LANE AND YUEN HING LANE WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

A SECTION OF THE UNNAMED ROAD BETWEEN THE NORTHERN BOUNDARY OF CHAI WAN V TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA AND ITS NORTHERN END WILL BE PERMANENTLY CLOSED AND REPLACED BY AN ALTERNATIVE ACCESS ROAD.

PLANS SHOWING THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (CENTRAL AND WESTERM) AND ITS ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE (EASTERN) ANJ> FTS CHAI WAN SUB-OFFICE, AND THE SURVEY DIVISION OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT.

ANY CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION SHOULD BE MADE IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OR, IN THE CASE OF A TEMPORARY CLOSURE, WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE RE-OPENING OF THE STREET.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN SAI YING PUN

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TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC FLOW IN SAI YING PUN, NORTHBOUND VEHICLES ON POK FU LAM ROAD WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO THIRD STREET FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 29).

AT THE SAME TIME, EASTBOUND VEHICLES ON THIRD STREET WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT INTO POK FU LAM ROAD.

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LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION * * *

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION TO MARK THE FORTHCOMING MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE COMPETITION, ORGANSIED BY THE 1982 LANTERN CARNIVALS ORGANISING COMMITTEE, IS AIMED AT REVIVING PUBLIC INTEREST IN THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE ART OF LANTERN DESIGN.

ENTRIES SUBMITTED TO THE COMPETITION WILL BE DISPLAYED AT AN EXHIBITION AT THE CITY HALL FROM SEPTEMBER 24 TO 28.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO A PRIMARY DIVISION AND A SECONDARY DIVISION AND EACH STUDENT CAN SUBMIT ANY NUMBER OF ENTRIES IN THE COMPETITION.

SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH HEADS OF SCHOOLS WHO ARE REQUESTED TO SEND IN AN ENTRY FORM TO THE ENTERTAINMENT OFFICE OF URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT ROOM 1109, NEW WORLD OFFICE BUILDING, 18-24 SALISBURY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10.

ALL ENTRIES MUST REACH THE EXHIBITION HALL OF THE CITY HALL BETWEEN 10 AM AND 5 PM ON SEPTEMBER 22.

JUDGING OF THE ENTRIES WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 23 DURING WHICH 100 OUTSTANDING ENTRIES WILL BE SELECTED. EACH WINNER WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AND A BOOK TOKEN WORTH $200.

IN ADDITION, 20 PRIZES IN THE FORM OF CERTIFICATES OF MERIT WILL BE AWARDED TO SPONSORING SCHOOLS WHICH SUBMIT LANTERNS OF OUTSTANDING DESIGN.

ALL LANTERNS SUBMITTED CAN BE OF ANY MATERIAL BUT SHOULD NOT BE LARGER THAN ONE METRE IN ANY DIMENSION, AND NO ADVERTISING SLOGANS OF A COMMERCIAL OR POLITICAL NATURE WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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FIRING PRACTICE AT HA TSUEN -******

CASTLE PEAK RANGE

W,LL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA T8UEN - CASTLE PEAK RANGE FOR 22 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 FOLLOWSi-

date,/. . . • SEPTEMBER 1 (WEDNESDAY) SEPTEMBER 2 (THURSDAY) SEPTEMBER 6 (MONDAY) SEPTEMBER 7 (TUESDAY) SEPTEMBER 8 (WEDNESDAY) SEPTEMBER 9 (THURSDAY) SEPTEMBER 10 (FRIDAY) SEPTEMBER 11 (SATURDAY) SEPTEMBER 13 (MONDAY) SEPTEMBER 14 (TUESDAY) SEPTEMBER 15 (WEDNESDAY)

TIME

3JJAV NUc' KIT 3HT 8 AM - 6.30 PM

8 AM - 6.30 PM

30IVR3C J.4I.T. 1 A

8 AM - 7 PM

8 AM - 7 PM

8 AM - 7.15 PM

8 AM - 7.15 PM

8 AM - 7.15 PM

8 AM - 7.15 PM

8 AM - 7.15 PM

8 AM - 7.15 PM

8 AM - 11 PM

SEPTEMBER 16 (THURSDAY)

SEPTEMBER 17 (FRIDAY)

SEPTEMBER 18 (SATURDAY)

SEPTEMBER 20 (MONDAY)

8 AM - 11 PM

8 AM - 11 PM

8 AM - 11 PM

9 AM - 6.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 21 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 6.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 22 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 23 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 4.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 24 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 4.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 28 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 11 PM

SEPTEMBER 29 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 11 PM

SEPTEMBER 30 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 4.30 PM.

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DRAWING COMPETITION FOR YOUNGSTERS * * *

MORE THAN 400 CHILDREN, AGED BETWEEN SIX AND 14, WILL TAKE PART IN A PAINTING AND DRAWING COMPETITION IN SHA TIN ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 29) MORNING.

THE FAVOURITE THEME FOR THE CONTESTANTS IS EXPECTED TO BE +TIN SUM VALLEY THROUGH MY EYES+, AS MOST OF THEM ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE SCENIC SPOT.

THE JUDGING PANEL COMPRISES SIX TEACHERS FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TIN SUM VALLEY AREA COMMITTEE, MR CHOY KAN-PUI, WILL PRESENT PRIZES AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TIN SUM VALLEY AREA COMMITTEE AND THE SHENG KUNG HUI SHA TIN SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD FROM 9 AM TO 11.30 AM AT THE PODIUM OF SUN TIN WAI PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE IN SHA TIN.

NOTE TO ED ITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT AT THE PODIUM OF SUN TIN WAI PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE IN SHA TIN.

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CHILDREN SHUTTLECOCK TRAINING COURSE

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CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN SEVEN AND 12 WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN TO PLAY SHUTTLECOCK.

THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT’S RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG AMATEUR SHUTTLECOCK ASSOCIATION IS OFFERING A SHUTTLECOCK TRAINING COURSE FOR CHILDREN.

AN RCD SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THE TRAINING COURSE WILL BE HELD AT THREE DIFFERENT VENUES.

THE CLASSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HENNESSY ROAD GOVERNMENT SCHOOL ON HONG KONG ISLAND, TONG MEI ROAD GOVERNMENT SCHOOL IN KOWLOON AND YAN 01 TONG TAI HING SPORTS CENTRE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES EVERY SATURDAY FROM SEPTEMBER 4 TO NOVEMBER 13.

SOUVENIRS WILL BE AWARDED TO THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED 10 SUCCESSIVE SESSIONS.

THE FEE IS $8 AND ENROLMENT IS ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM RSS HEADQUARTERS OR ITS 19 DISTRICT OFFICES.

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♦SWINGING SUMMER* GRAND FINALE ft ft ft ft

THE GRAND FINALE OF THIS YEAR’S +SWINGING SUMMER* TV PROGRAMME WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 2 AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AT 7.30 PM.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS FROM RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL.

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MR HAROLD KWOK WILL OFFICIATE AT THE FUNCTION, JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE NT PRESENTATION OFFICE OF THE CULTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE FINALE, WILL HIGHLIGHT THE FINALS OF THE ♦SWINGING SUMMER♦ FOLK GROUP SINGING COMPETITION AND AN INTER-DISTRICT FOLK DANCE CONTEST.

SIX SEMI-FINAL IST TEAMS WILL COMPETE FOR THE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP IN EACH OF THE COMPETITIONS.

THE SEMI-FINAL ISTS FOR THE FOLK DANCE CONTEST ARE REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS FROM TAI PO. YAU MA TEI, KWUN TONG, SHAM SHU I PO, MONG KOK AND SOUTHERN DISTRICTS.

THE SIX SEMI-FINALIST GROUPS FOR THE SINGING COMPETITION WERE SELECTED FROM 2 500 ENTRANTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BUS SERVICES TO BE STRENGTHENED .............................. 1

NEW STAMPS OUT ON MONDAY ..................................... 2

LAND PROJECT FOR TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT ............... 2

MORE CANDIDATES URGED FOR FIVE UNCONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES ... 3

CUSTOMS' ROLE IN TRADE FACILITATION AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STRESSED ..................................................... 3

PROBATION HOME FOR BOYS IN QUARRY BAY......................... k

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS IN ENGLISH TEACHING ................. 5

LUNG KWU TAN VILLAGERS UNDERTAKE CLEANSING SERVICES .......... 6

KITE-FLYING FUN DAY .......................................... 7

KWUN TONG HAS LARGEST NUMBER OF VOTERS ....................... 8

WATER CUTS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND MONG KOK.................. 8

RIGHT TURN BAN IN NORTH POINT ................................ 9

TEMPORARY NIGHT CLOSURE OF STUBBS ROAD ....................... 9

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1982

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BUS SERVICES TO BE STRENGTHENED * * * *

BUS SERVICES ON HONG KONG ISLAND WILL BE STRENGTHENED TO COPE WITH INCREASING PASSENGER DEMAND WHEN NEW SCHOOL TERM BEGINS ON «!?IEJJBER 1 Wednesday), a spokesman for the transport department SAID TODAY.

CMB ROUTE 1OB CURRENTLY ONLY OPERATING DURING MORNING PEAK IN ONE DIRECTION WILL START FULL DAY TWO-WAY OPERATION BETWEEN HEALTHY STREET WEST AND CLEVERLY STREET AT 10 MINUTE FREQUENCIES DURING PEAK PERIODS.

ROUTE 2 WILL HAVE ITS TERMINUS AT CLEVERLY STREET IN CENTRAL TO BE EXTENDED TO THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL.

THE TERMINAL POINT OF ROUTE 3 IN POK FU LAM WILL BE RELOCATED FROM QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL TO POKFIELD ROAD.

THIS WILL SHORTEN THE BUS JOURNEY DISTANCE SO THAT THE PEAK PERIOD FREQUENCY CAN BE IMPROVED TO EVERY FIVE MINUTES.

TO BETTER MEET PASSENGER DEMAND, ROUTE 23A BETWEEN LAI TAK TSUEN AND SEYMOUR ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED VIA YEE WO STREET INSTEAD OF PERCIVAL STREET AND LEIGHTON ROAD.

, FOUR ADDITIONAL VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOCATED TO ROUTE 90M (BETWEEN AP LEI CHAU AND ADMIRALTY MTR STATION) TO IMPROVE THE FREQUENCY TO EVERY 7-1/2 MINUTES.

TO BETTER SERVE COMMUTERS TO BRAEMAR HILL ROAD AND

TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD, ROUTE 25 WILL RUN AT 7-1/2 MINUTE INTERVALS, WHILE ROUTE 27 WILL ALSO RUN ADDITIONAL TRIPS DURING THE MORNING PEAK PERIODS.

CMB WILL BE CARRYING OUT A STUDY IN SEPTEMBER ON BUS SERVICES IN THE MID-LEVELS, AND THE RESULTS WILL BE USED TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE SITUATION.

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NEW STAMPS OUT ON MONDAY XXX

THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT THE POST OFFICE WILL ISSUE A NEW SET OF DEFINITIVE STAMPS ON MONDAY (AUGUST 30), TO REPLACE THE ONE WHICH HAS BEEN IN USE FOR ALMOST TEN YEARS.

ALL POST OFFICES WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON THAT DAY WHICH •S * ?U®LIC HOLIDAY, WITH BUSINESS HOURS AS ON A NORMAL WEEKDAY, EXCEPT THE AIRPORT POST OFFICE WHICH WILL OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM. THERE WILL ALSO BE ONE DELIVERY OF MAIL ON THAT DAY.

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LAND PROJECT FOR TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT

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THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A 189 MILLION CONTRACT TO TOBISHIMA CORPORATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT CF THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

THE CONTRACT INVOLVES THE FORMATION OF ABOUT 48.6 HECTARES CF LAND IN THE NORTH-WEST AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE NEW TOWN, AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORKS.

MR S.K. KWEI, PROJECT MANAGER OF THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, SAID THAT THE LAND FORMED IN THE NORTH-WEST WOULD PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR ABOUT 66 000 PEOPLE IN PUBLIC HOUSING.

♦THE REMAINING LAND WILL BE FOR GOVERNMENT, INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY USE WHILE THE LAND TO BE FORMED IN THE EASTERN PART WILL BE USED AS A VILLAGE RESITE AREA,* HE SAID.

IN ADDITION, LAND WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO MAJOR ROADS LINKING THE AREAS WITH OTHER PARTS OF THE NEW TOWN IN FUTURE.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT WILL START IN THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 24 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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MORE CANDIDATES URGED FOR FIVE UNCONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES x x x x

A TOTAL OF 204 PEOPLE INCLUDING AS CANDIDATES FOR NEXT MONTH’S URBAN SINCE NOMINATIONS BEGAN ON AUGUST 6, THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR GRAHAM BARNES, SAID TODAY.

14 WOMEN HAVE BEEN REGISTERED DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS

HE POINTED OUT THAT THERE WERE STILL FIVE UNCONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES, EACH WITH ONLY ONE CANDIDATE. u"vu",taitu

♦THE FIVE ARE MID-LEVELS AND PEAK

BAYS, TO KWA WAN SOUTH HE SAID.

WONG CHUK HANG AND

NAM CHEONG EAST AND WANG TAU HOM,+

+WE HOPE MORE PEOPLE, SPECIALLY FROM THE FIVE CONSTITUENCIES, WILL COME FORWARD AS CANDIDATES.♦

+THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME LEFT FOR HESITATION AS TUESDAY (AUGUST 31) WILL BE THE LAST DAY FOR NOMINATIONS.

♦WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE GENUINE CONCERN FOR LOCAL AFFAIRS.

♦ONLY THROUGH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION BY LOCAL PEOPLE WILL THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND ITS DISTRICT BOARDS BE A SUCCESS,♦ HE ADDED.

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CUSTOMS’ ROLE IN TRADE LAW ENFORCEMENT * * *

FACILITATION AND STRESSED

THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR LEWIS DAVIES TODAY (SATURDAY) TOLD NEW RECRUITS OF THE CUSTOMS.AND EXCISE SERVICE THAT THE NEW INDEPENDENCE OF THE DEPARTMENT - A RECOGNITION OF BOTH ITS IMPORTANCE TO THE COMMUNITY AND ITS PROFESSIONAL NATURE -HAD PLACED GREATER RESPONSIBILITIES ON EACH OF THEM.

ADDRESSING THE PASSING OUT PARADE OF 21 PROBATIONARY INSPECTORS AND 107 CUSTOMS OFFICERS, MR DAVIES UNDERLINED THE IMPORTANCE OF CUSTOMS’ ROLE IN TRADE FACILITATION AS WELL AS LAW ENFORCEMENT IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROTECTION OF THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF HONG KONG PEOPLE.

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HE SA ID 1 +WHEN DEALING WITH THE TRADING COMMUNITY ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT WHILST YOUR JOB IS TO SEEK OUT AND APPREHEND THOSE WHO WOULD DEFEAT THE RULES FOR THEIR OWN DISHONEST PURPOSES, THE GREAT MAJORITY COMPLY WITH THE RULES FAIRLY AND HONESTLY.

KEEP THIS VAST MAJORITY ALWAYS IN MIND. FACILITATE THEIR ACTIVITIES IN EVERY WAY YOU PROPERLY CAN BY ENSURING THAT WHILST THEY COMPLY WITH THE LAW, THEY ARE NOT OVER-BURDENED WITH UNNECESSARY RESTRICTIONS OR IMPEDIMENTS TO THEIR TRADING ACTIVITIES.*

♦HONG KONG'S LIFE BLOOD IS INTERNATIONAL TRADE. PLEASE SEE THAT YOU KEEP IT MOVING WITHIN THE LIMITS IMPOSED ON YOU.* HE TOLD THE OFFICERS.

PRAISING THE SERVICE’S OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN COUNTERING NARCOTICS PROBLEM, HE REMARKED THAT IT WAS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN CONSTANT VIGILANCE TO INTERDICT THIS TRADE AND DISRUPT IT EVEN FURTHER.

*l LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU IN THIS SO THAT HONG KONG CAN BE MADE A HEALTHIER, HAPPIER PLACE,* SAID MR DAVIES, WHO WILL TAKE OVER AS COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS IN DECEMBER.

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PROBATION HOME FOR BOYS IN QUARRY BAY

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TENDERS

neoAB-ror-.-r HAVE BEEN ,NV,TED BY THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE FORMER QUARRY BAY JUNIOR SCHOOL INTO A RESIDENTIAL HOME FOR BOYS UNDER PROBATION SUPERVIS ION.

THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE WORKS SUCH AS THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE KITCHEN AND FOOD STORE, PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL SHOWER AND TOILET FACILITIES, A SICK BAY AND OFFICES.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT FIVE MONTHS.

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SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS IN ENGLISH TEACHING * * * * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE WILL ORGANISE A SERIES OF SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS IN ENGLISH IN SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER.

A TALK ON THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE WILL BE DELIVERED BY A VISITING PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORY, CANADA, ON SEPTEMBER 11 BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 11 AM AT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG.

,Wk^E*DS 0F SCHOOLS ARE WELCOMED TO NOMINATE THEIR TEACHERS TO ATTEND THE TALK. THEIR NOMINATIONS SHOULD REACH THE SENIOR INSPECTOR OF THE TEACHING CENTRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THE CENTRE WILL ALSO HOLD TWO IDENTICAL WORKSHOPS ON THE TEACHING OF LISTENING COMPREHENSION FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS FROM NOVEMBER 1 TO 13.

THE WORKSHOPS, WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE KOWLOON OFFICE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE AT 2/F, MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, KOWLOON, WILL INCLUDE SHORT TALKS ON THE TEACHING OF LISTENING COMPREHENSION AND DEMONSTRATION OF VARIOUS LISTENING COMPREHENSION EXERCISES.

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL BE LIMITED TO 20. A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE WILL BE AWARDED TO ALL TEACHERS WHO HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED A WORKSHOP.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THE NAMES OF THEIR TEACHERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP IN ORDER OF PRIORITY TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 8.

AS REGARDS REMEDIAL TEACHING, THE CENTRE WILL BE HOLDING TWO IDENTICAL SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS FROM NOVEMBER 15 TO 25 AT ITS BONHAM ROAD OFFICE. FOUR IDENTICAL SEMINARS WILL ALSO BE HELD FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 16 AND 26 AT THE CENTRE.

THESE SEMINARS WILL DEAL WITH THE PREPARATION, SELECTION AND ADAPTATION OF TEACHING MATERIALS AND OTHER PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS ON TEACHING REMEDIAL GROUPS.

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FOR EACH SEMINAR WILL BE LIMITED TO 30. APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THE NAMES OF THEIR TEACHERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE SEMINARS IN ORDER OF PRIORITY TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 18.

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LUNG KWU TAN VILLAGERS UNDERTAKE CLEANSING SERVICES *****

TUEN MUN COMMUNITY LEADERS TODAY (SATURDAY) AWARDED FULL MARKS TO THE VILLAGE CLEANSING SERVICES BEING CARRIED OUT BY A LOCAL GROUP AT LUNG KWU TAN, UNDER A PILOT SCHEME LAUNCHED IN MAY THIS YEAR.

THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN THE VILLAGE CLEANSING PILOT SCHEME IS AIMED AT ENCOURAGING VILLAGERS IN THE RURAL AREAS TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN CLEANSING THEIR OWN PLACES OF RESIDENCE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

LUNG KWU TAN IS ONE OF THE FOUR VILLAGES WHERE THE CONTRACTINGOUT SERVICES ARE NOW BEING UNDERTAKEN BY LOCAL VILLAGE GROUPS, FOR A PERIOD OF NINE MONTHS.

OTHER VILLAGES ARE WANG TOI SHAN IN YUEN LONG, TAI PO TSAI AND HANG HAU IN SAI KUNG.

AT LUNG KWU TAN, THE RURAL ORGANISATION IS CARRYING OUT THE NORMAL DUTIES OF THE CLEANSING STAFF OF THE NTSD AT FIVE REMOTE VILLAGES UNDER THE CONTRACT.

THESE VILLAGES ARE TUK MEI CHUNG, SHA PO KONG, LAM LONG, PAK LONG AND LUNG TSAI AT THE CASTLE PEAK PENINSULA AND HAVE A POPULATION OF ABOUT 1 500.

TO MONITOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACTING-OUT SERVICES, AN INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT TEAM FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS, DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICE OF TUEN MUN WAS SET UP AND INSPECTION CARRIED OUT REGULARLY.

VISITING THE CLEANSING SERVICES TODAY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSESSMENT TEAM, MR POON CHIN-HUNG, WHO IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE AND NEMBERS OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN DISTRICT COMMITTEE, MISS NG SIU-FONG, MR LAW KWAI-CHUEN, AS WELL AS MR CHENG KAI-MING OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND HEALTH INSPECTOR CHU WAI-TAK OF THE NTSD.

AFTER THE TOUR, MR POON SAID THE MEMBERS WERE IMPRESSED BY THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CLEANSING WORK CARRIED OUT BY THE VILLAGERS.

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KITE-FLYING FUN DAY * * *

SCENIC SAI KUNG - A NATURAL PLAYGROUND FOR THOUSANDS OF HOLIDAY REVELLERS DURING WEEKENDS - IS ALSO A HAVEN FOR KITE-FLYING ENTHUSIASTS.

THE AREA WITH ITS LUSH HILLS IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO PURSUE THEIR HOBBY WITHOUT BREAKING THE LAW - FOR IT IS AN OFFENCE TO FLY KITES WITHIN FIVE KILOMETRES OF THE AIRPORT.

ON ANY WEEKEND, A NUMBER OF THESE GRACEFUL OBJECTS CAN BE SEEN GLIDING AND WEAVING IN THE SKY.

MANY ARE FLOWN BY PARTICIPANTS OF THE +KITE-FLYING FUN DAY+ ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT.

THE RSS TAKES ABOUT 100 PEOPLE OF VARIOUS AGES TO SUCH AN OUTING. APART FROM TEACHING THEM HOW TO FLY A KITE, THE RSS ALSO PROVIDES TRANSPORT AND KITES.

THE KITES PROVIDED BY THE RSS ARE MADE OF PLASTIC MATERIAL AND OF DIFFERENT DESIGNS.

+THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO WISH TO FLY KITES, BUT ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER CAN BE ACCEPTED FOLLOWING ENROLMENT,♦ SAID MR YEUNG WAI-HUNG OF THE RSS WHO RECENTLY ORGANISED A KITE-FLYING EVENT FOR KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS.

ASKED ABOUT PLAYED A ROLE IN ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE. BY THE RSS.*

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, MR YEUNG SAIDt +THE RSS HAS LAST YEAR’S SAFE KITE-FLYING CAMPAIGN JOINTLY CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT AND THE KOWLOON CITY A SAFE KITE-FLYING FOR ALL FUN DAY WAS PRESENTED

LAST YEAR, THE RSS ORGANISED KITE FLYING EVENTS FOR NEARLY 1 000 PEOPLE.

♦KITE-FLYING USED TO BE VERY POPULAR IN CHINA, A GAME WHICH ALMOST EVERYBODY COULD AFFORD. BESIDES, THE MANUFACTURING OF KITES HAS ITS OWN ARTISTIC VALUE,* MR YEUNG SAID.

♦IN VIEW OF THE TRADITIONAL VALUES OF THE CHINESE FOLKLORE, WE CONSIDER IT WORTH PURSUING,+ HE CONTINUED.

♦MOREOVER, IT IS A SUITABLE SPORT FOR BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN AND EVERY TIME WE ARRANGE THIS ACTIVITY, WE WELCOME THE WHOLE FAMILY TO JOIN.

♦WE ALLOW AN ENROLMENT OF NEARLY 100 PEOPLE FOR EACH OUTING, AT A CHARGE OF $8 PER PERSON - FOR THE KITE AND THE REST FOR TRANSPORT AND OTHER EXPENSES.

♦THE TWO PLACES WHICH ARE BEST FOR KITE-FLYING IN SAI KUNG ARE TAI WAN TAU AND NAI CHUNG AS THEY ARE MORE ACCESSIBLE AND QUITE WINDY,+ HE ADDED.

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KWUN TONG HAS LARGEST NUMBER OF VOTERS * * *

ABOUT 2 OOO RESIDENTS OF NGAU TAU KOK EAST ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A VARIETY SHOW TOMORROW (SUNDAY) EVENING WHICH HAS BEEN SPECIALLY ORGANISED TO PUBLICISE THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM.

NGAU TAU KOK EAST IS ONE OF THE 12 CONSTITUENCIES IN KWUN TONG WHICH, AMONG THE TEN URBAN DISTRICTS, HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF 120 000 REGISTERED VOTERS FOR THE COMING URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

THE CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PETER PANG, WILL APPEAL TO THE CONSTITUENCY’S 8 400 ELECTORS TO CAST THEIR VOTES ON POLLING DAY — SEPTEMBER 23.

AT PRESENT, THREE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO CONTEST FOR THE SINGLE SEAT IN THIS CONSTITUENCY AND MR PANG HOPES THAT MORE CANDIDATES WILL COME FORTH ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 31) — THE LAST DAY FOR NOMINATIONS.

THE TWO-AND-A-HALF-HOUR +DI STR I CT ADMINISTRATION NITE+ WILL FEATURE LION DANCE, OPERA SINGING, DRAMA AND MUSIC PERFORMANCES.

THE PROGRAMME WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM AT THE BASKETBALL COURT ADJACENT TO BLOCK 5 OF UPPER NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE.

IT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, THE EAST NGAU TAU KOK AREA COMMITTEE AND LOCAL MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES.

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WATER CUTS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND MONG KOK

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 31) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE WORK ON THE SUPPLY SYSTEM.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL AFFECT PREMISES ALONG NAM LONG SHAN ROAD. WELFARE ROAD, SHUM WAN PIER ROAD, PO CHONG WAN, SHUM WAN ROAD AND POLICE SCHOOL ROAD, AS WELL AS THE OCEAN PARK, WONG CHUK HANG POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL AND WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE.

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN MONG KOK WILL ALSO BE TURNED OFF FOR EIGHT HOURS FROM 10 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 31) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING MORNING FOR WATER MAIN CONNECTION.

THE ARRANGEMENT WILL AFFECT PREMISES ON 1-15 ARRAN STREET. 1-35 AND 2-28 BUTE STREET, 62-68 TO!.G HEI ROAD, AND 1145-1163 CANTON ROAD.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1982

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RIGHT TURN BAN IN NORTH POINT * * * >

SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES ALONG TIN CHIU STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM TURN MG RIGHT INTO KING’S ROAD WESTBOUND FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) FOR THE REALIGNMENT OF TRAM TRACK.

HEAD,NG FOR KING’S ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED R0AD» KAM H0NG STREET, TANNER ROAD AND TIN CHIU STREET

NORTHBOUND

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TEMPORARY NIGHT CLOSURE OF STUBBS ROAD M *

THE SOUTHBOUND SECTION OF STUBBS ROAD NEXT TO THE STUBBS ROAD FLYOVER WILL EE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 12.30 AM AND 6 AM FROM TUESDAY (AUGUST 31) TO FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 3) FOR ROAD WORKS.

HOWEVER, NORMAL TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED ON THE FLYOVER.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 1982

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

ONE IORE DAY FOR D.B. CANDIDATES TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS...... 1

GAS ENGINEERS DUE THURSDAY .................................... 1

INTERCHANGE FACILITIES AT KCR KOWLOON STATION ................. 3

SPECIAL CEILINGS FOR NEW BUILDING ............................. 4

TAI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM® ’WELL RECEIVED ................... 5

CENTRAL FIRE STATION ’WILL BE REMEMBERED ...................... 6

CHEUNG CHAU SPORTSGROUKD OPENS TO JOGGERS ..................... 7

EXTENSION OF SPEEDPOST NETWORK TO SOUTH KOREA ................. 7

NEW POLICE STATION FOR AIRPORT ................................ 8

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN YUEN LONG ........................... 8

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 1982

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ONE MORE DAY FOR D.B. CANDIDATES TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS *****

POTENTIAL CANDIDATES SHOULD MAKE GOOD USE OF TUESDAY (AUGUST 31) — THE FINAL DAY FOR NOMINATIONS — TO SUBMIT THEIR NAMES FOR THE COMING URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS.

THE APPEAL CAME FROM THE CITY DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (EASTERN), W CHARLES GATELY TODAY AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

HE WAS PLEASED TO SEE THAT A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN HIS DISTRICT HAD ALREADY REGISTERED AS VOTERS.

♦I HOPED THAT THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES STANDING FOR THE ELECTIONS WILL BE EQUALLY ENCOURAGING,+ HE SAID.

♦FURTHERMORE, I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A GOOD VOTER TURN-OUT ON THE ELECTION DAY, SEPTEMBER 23.+

TODAY’S EVENT, HELD AT THE VICTORIA PARK SWIMMING POOL, WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY A WATER CARNIVAL WITH LIFE-SAVING AND WATER-DIVING DEMONSTRATIONS AND A SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING PERFORMANCE.

A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED BY EXECUTIVE COUNCILLOR NR OSWALD CHEUNG, STEWARD OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB WHICH HAD DONATED |4 MILLION TOWARDS THE EXPENSES FOR THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

THE TWO-MONTH PROGRAMME IN EASTERN, CO-ORDINATED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, HAD PROVIDED NEANINGFUL AND HEALTHY ACTIVITIES FOR MORE THAN 20 000 YOUNG PEOPLE DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

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GAS ENGINEERS DUE THURSDAY

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TWO HIGHLY EXPERIENCED GAS ENGINEERS FROM BRITAIN WILL ARRIVE ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 2) TO TAKE UP THE TOP POSTS IN THE NEW GAS ADVISER’S OFFICE.

THEY ARE MR KENNETH TUNNAH, WHO WILL BE THE GAS ADVISER, AND NR ANTHONY NAM, WHO WILL ASSUME THE POST OF CHIEF GAS ENGINEER (SYSTEMS).

THE GAS ADVISER’S OFFICE COMES UNDER THE DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES. ITS INITIAL ESTABLISHMENT COMPRISES THE GAS ADVISER, TWO CHIEF ENGINEERS, THREE ENGINEERS AND SIX INSPECTORS.

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THE OFFICE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ADVISING THE GOVERNMENT ON ALL MATTERS RELATING TO TOWNGAS AND LIQUIFIED PETROLEUM GAS INDUSTRIES IN HONG KONG.

ITS DUTIES WILL INCLUDE THE PREPARATION OF DRAFTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR AND THE INTRODUCTION OF REVISED OR NEW ORDINANCES, REGULATIONS AND CODES OF PRACTICE AND FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THESE LAWS AND STANDARDS, LEADING TO A FIRM AND EFFECTIVE CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE OF ALL SAFETY ASPECTS RELATING TO THE PRODUCTION, TRANSMISSION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION, INSTALLATION AND USE OF MANUFACTURED GAS AND LPG.

MR TUNNAH, FORMERLY DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING (NORTHERN GAS) IN BRITAIN, HAS CONSIDERABLE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE OF BOTH THE GAS AND OIL INDUSTRIES AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AT SENIOR LEVEL.

DURING HIS 28 YEARS IN THE FIELD, MR TUNNAH SERVED IN VARIOUS CAPACITIES WITH THE NORTH THAMES GAS BOARD AND THE NORTHERN GAS BOARD. ONE OF THE MANY PROJECTS IN WHICH MR TUNNAH INVOLVED WAS THE DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND COMMISSIONING OF THE FIRST EVER LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS INSTALLATION, WITH USE OF A NEW PROCESS WHICH WAS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL AND WHICH IS NOW EMPLOYED WORLD-WIDE.

MR TUNNAH WAS ONE OF TWO RESIDENT GAS CONSULTANTS SECONDED FROM BRITAIN EARLIER THIS YEAR TO ADVISE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION CF RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REPORT ON SAFETY AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF TOWNGAS AND LPG OPERATIONS IN HONG KONG.

HE SPENT SIX MONTHS HERE AND PAID NUMEROUS SITE VISITS TO INSPECT GAS INSTALLATIONS AND APPLIANCES AND HELD REGULAR MEETINGS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE GAS INDUSTRIES AND GOVERNMENT DEMENTS, W,TH A V,EW T0 ESTABLISHING A FRAMEWORK FOR THE GAS ADV SER’S OFFICE. IN HIS NEW APPOINTMENT, HE WILL ASSUME THE CHAIRMANSHIF OF THE GAS SAFETY INDUSTRY LIAISON SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE GAS SAFETY COMMITTEE.

MR NAM JOINED THE BRITISH 1968 AND MOST RECENTLY HELD THE ENGINEER.

GAS CORPORATION (WALES REGION) IN POST OF DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS

HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PREPARATION OF CODES OF PRACTICE AND MANPOWER PLANS, MONITORING JOB TRAINING, CARRYING OUT TECHNICAL AUDITS OF FIELD OPERATIONS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES FOR DISTRIBUTION WORK.

MR NAM, WHOSE PARENTS WERE BORN IN GUANGZHOU, SPEAKS CANTONESE.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 1982

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INTERCHANGE FACILITIES AT KCR KOWLOON STATION *****

A WIDE RANGE OF CONVENIENT INTERCHANGE FACILITIES ARE PROVIDED FOR COMMUTERS OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY AT KOWLOON STATION -THE TERMINUS WHICH WAS MOVED FROM TSIM SHA TSUI TO HUNG HOM SINCE 1975.

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE NOW USING THIS BUSY STATION FOR THE NEW ELECTRIC TRAINS PLYING BETWEEN HUNG HOM AND SHA TIN, THE DIESEL TRAINS FROM KOWLOON TO LO WU- AND THE DIRECT THROUGH TRAINS BETWEEN KOWLOON AND GUANGZHOU, A KCR SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

♦ IN VIEW OF THE INCREASED PASSENGER TRAFFIC, IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO REMIND THE PUBLIC MORE DETAILS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE INTERCHANGE FACILITIES AVAILABLE AT THIS POPULAR STATION,* h£ SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE KOWLOON STATION IS CONVENIENTLY LINKED BY A WALKWAY TO HUNG HOM FERRY FOR FERRIES TO CENTRAL, WAN CHAI AND NORTH POINT.

THE WALKWAY ALSO LEADS TO THE HUNG HOM FERRY BUS TERMINUS FOR KMB BUSES ON ROUTE NO. 3B FOR TSZ WAN SHAN (NORTH), RT. NO. 5D FOR TELFORD GARDENS, RT. NO. 7B FOR WANG TAU HOM AND RT. NO. 15 FOR LAM TIN (NORTH).

IN ADDITION, THE WALKWAY SYSTEM CAN REACH THE SOUTHBOUND BUS LAY-BY IN THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL PLAZA WHERE KCR PASSENGERS CAN BOARD ALL CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL BUSES HEADING FOR KENNEDY TOWN (RT. NO. 101, 104), SHAU KEI WAN (RT. NO. 102), POKFIELD ROAD (RT. NO. 103), WEST POINT (RT. NO. 105, 113), CHAI WAN (RT. NO. 106), BRAEMAR HILL ROAD (RT. NO. 108), CENTRAL (MACAU FERRY, RT. NO. Ill), NORTH POINT (RT. NO. 112), QUARRY BAY (RT. NO. 116) AND WAH FU (RT. NO. 170).

AT THE PODIUM LEVEL OF THE STATION, INTERCHANGE FACILITIES INCLUDE A TAXI STAND, MAXICAB SERVICES, EN-ROUTE BUS SERVICES AND THE KOWLOON STATION BUS TERMINUS.

DETAILS OF THESE INTERCHANGE FACILITIES ARE AS FOLLOWSi-

A TAXI STAND WITH 15 PARKING SPACES IS LOCATED AT THE EASTERN ENTRANCE OF THE STATION.

THREE MAXICAB ROUTES HEADING FOR HANKOW ROAD IN TSIM SHA TSUI FROM TAI WAN SHAN (RT. NO. 5), WHAMPOA ESTATE (RT. NO. 6) AND HO MAN TIN (RT. NO. 8) VIA THE KOWLOON STATION.

THREE KMB ROUTES FROM TSZ WAN SHAN (SOUTH, RT. NO. 5C), 01 MAN (RT. NO. 8) AND KAI TAK AIRPORT (CARGO TERMINAL, RT. NO. 25) TERMINATE AT STAR FERRY BUS TERMINUS VIA THE KOWLOON STATION.

TERMINATING AT THE BUS TERMINUS ON THE PODIUM ARE THREE BUS ROUTES HEADING FOR KWUN TONG FERRY (RT. NO. 5B), LOK FU (RT. NO. 7A) AND SHAM SHU I PO FERRY (RT. NO. 12A).

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SPECIAL CEILINGS FOR NEW BUILDING ft ft ft ft

SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS ARE BEING SOUGHT BY THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF INTEGRATED LIGHT/AIR SUSPENDED CEILINGS FOR A 28-STOREY GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING IN CENTRAL.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE WORK WOULD INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 28 500 SQUARE METRES OF SUSPENDED CEILINGS IN THE HARBOUR BUILDING AT CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

♦THE CEILING SYSTEM ADOPTED SHOULD BE A LIGHT/AIR INTEGRATED ONE WHICH USES LIGHT TROFFERS WITH SIDE GRILLES AND AIR BOOTS TO PERFORM BOTH THE FUNCTION OF LIGHTING AND AIR DIFFUSION AND RETURN,+ HE SAID.

♦APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TEST PERFORMANCE DATA SHOWING THAT THEY ARE WELL ESTABLISHED WITH PERMANENT OFFICE AND WORKSHOP ACCOMMODATION, AND HAVE HAD EXPERIENCE OF THIS TYPE OF WORK IN MAJOR HOTELS, OFFICE BUILDINGS, BANK BUILDINGS OR SIMILAR PROJECTS.

♦THEY WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THEIR DESIGN INCLUDING THE MATERIAL USED, METHOD OF FIXING AND STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE AND SO ON.

♦APPLICANTS WILL ONLY BE INCLUDED ON OUR TENDERING LIST AFTER AN INTERVIEW TO ASCERTAIN THE SUITABILITY OF THEIR PROPRIETARY SYSTEM,+ HE ADDED.

APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT ARCHITECT, ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE, BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, MURRAY SHILLING, GARDEN ROAD, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 17, AND SHOULD BE MARKEJi ^APPLICATION FOR INCLUSION ON LIST OF SPECIALIST CONTRACTORS FOR THE EXECUTION OF INTEGRATED LIGHT/AIR SUSPENDED CEILING TO HARBOUR BUILDING AT CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL+.

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TAI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WELL RECEIVED ft ft * *

MORE THAN 15 OOO YOUNG PEOPLE TOOK PART IN SOME 120 OUTDOOR AND INDOOR ACTIVITIES IN THE TWO-MONTH LONG TAI PO DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, WHICH ENDED THIS (SUNDAY) EVENING WITH A CEREMONY HELD AT THE TAI PO PLAYGROUND.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICKY LO, SAID THAT THE WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES HAD SERVED TO HELP THE PARTICIPANTS DEVELOP HEALTHY BODIES AND MINDS DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

HE ALSO STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING SUFFICIENT LOCAL RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

♦THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE PROGRAMME IS CO-ORDINATED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE WITH DISTRICT BOARD SPONSORSHIP.

♦WITH THIS YEAR’S EXPERIENCE, IT IS HOPED THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO ARRANGE A MORE SUBSTANTIAL PROGRAMME FOR OUR EVER-INCREASING POPULATION NEXT YEAR.+

HE THANKED THE DISTRICT YOUTH RECREATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND LOCAL LEADERS WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME, MONEY AND EFFORT TOWARJLMAK I NG THE_PROGRAMME A SUCCESS.

A MILITARY BAND PERFORMANCE, A SOCCER TOURNAMENT AND PRESENTATION OF SOUVENIRS HIGHLIGHTED THE CLOSING CEREMONY AT WHICH THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR CHEUNG WAI-LAM AND THE SAI KUNG NORTH RURAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR LAM PAK-PING, WERE ALSO PRESENT.

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CENTRAL FIRE STATION WILL BE REMEMBERED * * * *

CENTRAL FIRE STATION, A LANDMARK IN THE HEART OF HONG KONG’S COMMERCIAL DISTRICT FOR OVER HALF A CENTURY, IS SOON TO BE DEMOLISHED TO GIVE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY.

THE FIRE STATION IS WELL REMEMBERED BY MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE WORKED OR LIVED IN THE AREA FOR THE PAST 56 YEARS AS THEIR SAVIOUR IN PROTECTING LIVES AND PROPERTIES.

SITUATED AT 91 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION HAS BEEN THE BASTION OF FIRE DEFENCE FOR CENTRAL DISTRICT AND ITS SURROUNDING AREA. DURING ITS LONG HISTORY, THE FIRE STATION HAS HOUSED MANY FIRE APPLIANCES — FROM MANUAL FIRE PUMPS TO THE PRESENT 26-METER SNORKEL — AND AMBULANCES. THE FIRE STATION HAS RESPONDED TO COUNTLESS OF INCIDENTS.

♦THE CLOSURE OF THE FIRE STATION WILL IN NO WAY LESSEN THE AVAILABILITY OF THE EQUIPMENT AND MANPOWER IN ATTENDING INCIDENTS IN THE AREA,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

♦IN ORDER TO HAVE A PROPER FIRE AND OTHER CALAMITY DEFENCE FOR CENTRAL DISTRICT AND ITS NEIGHBOURING AREA, TWO FIRE STATIONS — ONE AT SHEUNG WAN, THE OTHER IN GARDEN ROAD — WERE COMMISSIONED LAST YEAR AND HAVE NOW ASSUMED THE RESPONSIBILITY,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

A CLOSING-DOWN CEREMONY WAS HELD TODAY. AMONGST THOSE WITNESSING TODAY’S CEREMONY ARE MANY SERVING AND RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT WHO HAVE SOME TIME IN THEIR CAREERS SERVED AT THE OLD CENTRAL FIRE STATION.

♦THEY WILL RECALL OF NUMEROUS INCIDENTS THEY ATTENDED, SOME HUMOUROUS, MANY TRAGIC. THEY BORE WITNESS TO THE ANGUISH AND THE SUFFERING OF THOSE AFFLICTED BY THE RAVAGES OF FIRE, TEMPEST AND OTHER CALAMITIES,♦ HE SAID.

♦THEY WILL ALSO RECALL THEIR OWN AND THEIR COLLEAGUES’ DETERMINED EFFORTS UNDER EXACTING AND ARDUOUS CONDITIONS AND OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT WHO RODE FROM CENTRAL FIRE STATION AND NEVER RETURNED. IN THEIR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY AND DEDICATION TO THEIR CHOSEN PROFESSION THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES.+

TO MARK THE CLOSING CEREMONY, 12 FIRE APPLIANCES AND AN AMBULANCE MAKE A SYMBOLIC ’TURN-OUT’ FOR THE LAST TIME FROM THE FIRE STATION.

THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE CEREMONY, IS HAS BEEN FLYING AT THE CENTRAL FIRE BY A PROBATIONARY STATION OFFICER.

MR F.M. WATSON WHO IS THE PRESENTED WITH A FLAG WHICH STATION FOR THE LAST TIME,

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CHEUNG CHAU SPORTSGROUND OPENS TO JOGGERS

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THE CHEUNG CHAU SPORTSGROUND WILL BE OPENED FOR TWO HOURS EARLY IN THE MORNING TO JOGGERS FOR PRACTICE STARTING SEPTEMBER 1 (WEDNESDAY).

THEY CAN MAKE USE OF THE ALL-WEATHER RUNNING TRACK OF THE SPORTSGROUND WITHOUT ADVANCE BOOKING OR PAYING ENTRANCE CHARGES.

PEOPLE PURSUING THEIR MORNING EXERCISE ARE ALSO WELCOMED TO USE THE SPORTSGROUND DURING THE OPENING HOURS BETWEEN 7 AM AND 9 AM, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

AS THE TRACK OF THE SPORTSGROUND IS DESIGNED FOR RUNNING PURPOSE, NO CYCLING, ROLLER-SKATING AND SKATE-BOARDING ARE ALLOWED IN THE TRACK SURFACE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN ORDER TO KEEP THE SPORTSGROUND IN A WELL-MAINTAINED CONDITION, PEOPLE ENTERING THE TRACK ARE ADVISED NOT TO WEAR SPIKED RUNNING SHOES AND TO ENSURE THEIR SHOES ARE CLEARED CF MUD.

MORNING JOGGERS ARE ALSO ADVISED THAT NO SMOKING, EATING AND DRINKING ARE PERMITTED. THEY ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTION OF THE MANAGEMENT OFFICE, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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EXTENSION OF SPEEDPOST NETWORK TO SOUTH KOREA

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THE POSTMASTER GENERAL TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT WITH EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 1), THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK TO SOUTH KOREA WHICH IS PRESENTLY CONFINED TO EIGHT CITIES WILL BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE 19 MORE CITIES.

THE NAMES OF THE 27 CITIES IN SOUTH KOREA TO WHICH SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ARE»

SEOUL, BUCHEON, BUSAN, CHANGWON, CHEONGJU, CHUNCHEON, DAEGU, DAEJEON, DONGHAE, GANGNEONG, GUMI, GUNSAN, GWANGJU, GYEONGJU, INCHEON, IRI, JEJU, JEONJU, JINJU, MASAN, MOKPO, POHANG, SUNCHEON, SUWON, ULSAN, WONJU AND YEOSU.

SPEEDPOST PACKAGES POSTED IN HONG KONG WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE NEXT DAY FOR THOSE ADDRESSED TO SEOUL, AND ON THE SECOND DAY IN ALL OTHER CITIES.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT FOR INDIVIDUAL SPEEDPOST PACKAGES TO SOUTH KOREA WILL BE INCREASED FROM 10 KG TO 20 KG FROM THE SAME DATE. THE SPEEDPOST MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT TO JAPAN WILL ALSO BE REVISED FROM 4 KG TO 10 KG.,

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NEW POLICE STATION FOR AIRPORT ft ft *

A NEW DIVISIONAL POLICE STATION WILL BE BUILT AT KAI TAK AIRPORT.

IT WILL CONSIST OF A COMPOSITE BLOCK, PARTLY 1O-STOREY AND PARTLY SIX-STOREY HIGH, AND A ONE-STOREY ANCILLARY BUILDING SURROUNDING A COMPOUND.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED WILL INCLUDE 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.

TENDERS ARE BEING SOUGHT BY THE GOVERNMENT, TO UNDERTAKE THE CONSTRUCTION WORK WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1984.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN YUEN LONG Oi

CASTLE PEAK ROAD BETWEEN YUEN LONG WEST ROUNDABOUT AND SHU I PIN WAI ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) UNTIL 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SHU I PIN WAI ROAD, MA WANG ROAD AND MA MIU ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

POTENTIAL DB CANDIDATES URGED TO MAKE LAST-MINUTE NOMINATIONS TOHORROVf..................................................... 1

AIRBORNE KERCH4NDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1982 .... 2

FARE RISE FOR MAXICAB SERVICES ............................... 4

RENT ALLOWANCE INCREASED ..................................... 6

MANPOWER SURVEY OF MACHINE SHOPS AND MITT AT, WORKING r.IDUSTRY 7

BEWARE, LITTERBUGS ARE WARNED ................................ 7

NEW SLIP ROAD FOR CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL ....................... 9

SHA TIN IS ' YOUNG AND DYNAMIC ' ............................. 5

RECREATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS ........................ 10

ENTRANTS INVITED FOR CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM.................. 10

STORMVATER DRAINS AND TRUNK SEWERS FOR CHAT WaN .............. 11

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POTENTIAL DB CANDIDATES URGED TO MAKE LAST-MINUTE NOMINATIONS TOMORROW

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PEOPLE QUALIFIED TO STAND AS CANDIDATES FOR NEXT MONTH’S URBAN DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS ARE URGED TO HURRY UP AND MAKE USE OF TOMORROW (TUESDAY) — THE LAST DAY FOR NOMINATIONS.

THE THREE-WEEK NOMINATION PERIOD WILL CLOSE AT 5.30 PM TOMORROW, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SAID TODAY.

SINCE NOMINATIONS BEGAN ON AUGUST 6 AND UP TO LAST FRIDAY, 204 CANDIDATES, INCLUDING 14 WOMEN, HAVE BEEN REGISTERED.

ELECTIONS FOR THE 76 MEMBERS ON THE 10 CITY DISTRICT BOARDS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 23, WHICH WILL BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER TO BE HELD IN THE URBAN AREAS OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON.

A TOTAL OF 174 POLLING STATIONS WILL BE SET UP ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HARBOUR FOR THE 700 000 PLUS REGISTERED ELECTORS TO CAST THEIR VOTES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF CANDIDATES IN EACH DISTRICT!

D1 STR 1 CT NO. OF SEATS NO. OF CANDIDATES

CENTRAL AND WESTERN 5 10

WAN CHAI 5 13

EASTERN 10 31

SOUTHERN 6 17

KOWLOON CITY 8 20

KWUN TONG 12 41

MONG KOK 5 14

SHAM SHUI PO 9 22

WONG TAI SIN 12 27

YAU MA TEI 4 9

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AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1982 * * * * *

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE BY AIR FOR JANUARY - JUNE 1982 WAS VALUED AT $28 112 MILLION, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF NINE PER CENT OVER THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1981. AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE VALUED AT $9 207 MILLION (UP MARGINALLY), AIRBORNE IMPORTS AT $14 057 MILLION (UP 18 PER CENT) AND RE-EXPORTS AT $4 847 MILLION (UP THREE PER CENT).

FOR THE FIRST HALF EXPORTS, 20 PER CENT OF CARRIED BY AIR.

OF 1982, BY VALUE, IMPORTS AND 23 PER

24 PER CENT OF DOMESTIC CENT OF RE-EXPORTS WERE

IN TERMS OF WEIGHT, AIRBORNE IMPORTS AMOUNTED TO 65 266 TONNE, REPRESENTING 0.5 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL IMPORT TONNAGE, AND TOTAL AIRBORNE EXPORTS AMOUNTED TO 75 841 TONNE, OR 1.6 PER CENT OF TOTAL EXPORT TONNAGE.

THESE ARE SOME OF THE SUMMARY TRADE STATISTICS ON AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY TO JUNE RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY).

THE FOLLOWING TABLE ILLUSTRATES THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF THE SIX MAJOR MARKETS FOR HONG KONG’S AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTSt-

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

U.S.A. 3 855 4 010 -155 - 4

F.R. OF GERMANY 835 907 - 72 - 8

JAPAN 617 555 ♦ 62 +11

U.K. 516 631 -114 -18

CANADA 309 241 + 68 +28

SWITZERLAND 287 273 + 14 + 5

BY COMMODITY, INCREASES IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED MAINLY IN JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS (BY $140 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT), CLOTHING (BY $135 MILLION OR FIVE PER CENT), BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $125 MILLION OR 65 PER CENT) AND MISCELLANEOUS OFFICE AND STATIONERY SUPPLIES (BY $116 MILLION OR 420 PER CENT). DECREASES IN VALUE WERE RECORDED FOR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $451 MILLION CR 41 PER CENT), WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $196 MILLION OR SEVEN PER CENT) AND METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $44 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT).

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FURTHER ANALYSIS OF COMMODITY BY COUNTRY REVEALED GROWTH IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS TO THE U.S. (BY $46 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (BY $26 MILLION OR 118 PER CENT); IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO JAPAN (BY 582 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT) AND THE U.S. (BY 528 MILLION OR TWO PER CENT) AND IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS TO THE U.S. (BY $78 MILLION OR 111 PER CENT) AND CANADA (BY $46 MILLION OR 849 PER CENT).

AIRBORNE

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IMPORTS FROM THE

SIX MAJOR SUPPLIERS ARE GIVEN

JAN.-JUNE JAN.-JUNE INCREASE/ PERCENTAGE

1982 1981 DECREASE CHANGE

($ MILLION) (3 MILLION) ($ MILLION) %

JAPAN 2 900 2 803 + 97 ♦ 3

U.S.A. 2 687 2 438 ♦249 ♦10

U.K. 1 108 673 +435 ♦65

SWITZERLAND 968 1 122 -155 -14

TAIWAN 902 633 +269 +42

SINGAPORE 628 543 + 85 +16

INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $990 MILLION OR 89 PER CENT), THERMIONIC, COLD CATHOD AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS (BY $464 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT) AND CLOTHING (BY $130 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT). IN CONTRAST, DECREASE IN VALUE WERE NOTED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $680 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $239 MILLION CR 29 PER CENT).

GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTOCATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS FROM TAIWAN (BY $223 MILLION OR 178 PER CENT) AND JAPAN (BY $71 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT). DECREASES IN VALUE WERE ALSO REGISTERED IN WATCHES AND CLOCKS FROM SWITZERLAND (BY $267 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT) AND FROM JAPAN (BY $179 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT).

AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS EXPERIENCED SLOW GROWTH IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1982. CONSIDERABLE INCREASES IN VALUES WERE RECORDED FOR PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY 3289 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT), THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS (BY $87 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT) AND POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (BY $43 MILLION OR 151 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS CF METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP DECREASED SUBSTANTIALLY (BY $38Q MILLION OR 97 PER CENT).

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THE U.S. WAS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS, WITH A VALUE OF $882 MILLION (AN INCREASE OF £259 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT). NOTABLE INCREASES WERE ALSO REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO BELGIUM (BY $82 MILLION OR 218 PER CENT), JAPAN (BY $81 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT), SWITZERLAND (BY $41 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT) AND SAUDI ARABIA (BY $37 MILLION OR 62 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA, AND TO THE U.K., DECREASED CONSIDERABLY (BY $91 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT, AND $279 MILLION OR 72 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY).

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

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FARE RISE FOR MAXICAB SERVICES

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FARES FOR 24 MAXICAB ROUTES - 18 IN KOWLOON AND SIX IN THE NEW TERRITORIES - WILL BE INCREASED FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) DUE TO RISING OPERATIONAL COSTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SAID A SURVEY REVEALED THAT FUEL COSTS, DRIVERS’ WAGES, MAINTENANCE AND ADMINISTRATION EXPENSES HAD BEEN RAISED OVER THE YEARS.

THE AFFECTED ROUTES ARE:

NO 1 KOWLOON ROUTE EXISTING FARE REVISED FARE

S 0.70 $ 1.00

TSIM SHA TSUI MTR STATION -

TSIM SHA TSUI EAST (CIRCULAR)

2 HUNG HOM (WHAMPOA ESTATE) -NAM SHAN ESTATE 1.50 2.00

3 TSIM SHA TSUI (HANKOW ROAD) -TAI TUNG SUN CHUEN 1.00 1.50

4 TSIM SHA TSUI (HANKOW ROAD) -YAU YAT CHUEN 1.50 2.50

5 TSIM SHA TSUI (HANKOW ROAD) -TAI WAN SHAN (SWIMMING POOL) 1.00 1.50

6 TSIM SHA TSUI (HANKOW ROAD) -HUNG HOM (WHAMPOA ESTATE) 1.00 1.50

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8 TSIM SHA TSUI (HANKOW ROAD) -HO MAN TIN ESTATE 1.50 2.50

Q UPPER PAK TIN ESTATE - SHEK KIP MEI MTR STATION (CIRCULAR) 0.50 0.80

10 NAM SHAN ESTATE - SHAM SHU 1 PO FERRY 0.70 1.00

12 PAK TIN - TAI TUNG SUN CHUEN 1.50 2.00

13 KOWLOON TONG (MARCONI ROAD) -HUNG HOM FERRY 1.50 2.00

15 KAI TAK AIRPORT CARGO TERMINAL -KOWLOON CITY FERRY 1.00 1.50

17 WONG TAI SIN (NORTH) - CHUK YUEN COTTAGE AREA (CIRCULAR) 0.50 0.80

18 WONG TAI SIN (NORTH) - TSE WAN SHAN (NORTH) 0.50 0.80

19 TSE WAN SHAN (NORTH) - SAN PO KONG 1.00 1.50

23 KWUN TONG (WAN HON STREET) -CHA KWO LING 0.70 1.00

24 LAM TIN (SOUTH) - SAM KA TSUEN FERRY 0.70 1.00

25 KO CHIU ROAD - SAM KA TSUEN FERRY 0.50 0.80

NO NT ROUTE EXISTING FARE REVISED FARE

$ S

3 SAI KUNG - NAM SHAN 0.70 1.00

4 SAI KUNG - TUI MIN HOI 0.50 0.80

80 TSUEN WAN (CHUEN LUNG STREET) -CHUEN LUNG 1.50 2.00

FOR NT ROUTE 1 (SAI KUNG - KOWLOON BAY TELFORD GARDENS) AND NT ROUTE 61M (KOWLOON TONG MTR STATION - TAI WAI), NO SECTIONAL FARE WILL BE CHARGED AND THE FLAT FARES WILL BE S3 AND $2 RESPECTIVELY.

HOWEVER, NT ROUTE 89 BETWEEN TSUEN WAN (HO PUI STREET) AND KWAI SHI .G (NORTH) WILL HAVE ITS SECTIONAL FARE INCREASED FROM $0.7 TO "1.

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RENT ALLOWANCE INCREASED * * *

RENT ALLOWANCES FOR PEOPLE RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE WILL EE INCREASED NEXT MONTH TO COVER RENT RISES FOR A NUMBER OF PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

FROM SEPTEMBER 1, THE NEW MAXIMUM RENT ALLOWANCE FOR A SINGLE PERSON UNDER THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SCHEME WILL BE INCREASED FROM $144 T6 S172, AND FROM $690 TO $828 FOR A FAMILY OF EIGHT OR MORE ELIGIBLE MEMBERS.

THE MAXIMUM RENT ALLOWANCE IS FIXED AT 200 PER CENT OF THE HIGHEST PUBLIC HOUSING RENT FOR A SINGLE PERSON AND 150 PER CENT FOR A FAMILY WITH MORE THAN ONE MEMBER.

THE ADJUSTMENT FOLLOWS AN ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IN JULY THAT DOMESTIC RENTS FOR 24 POST-1973 PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES WILL GO UP FROM SEPTEMBER 1.

THE SWD SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ABOUT 2 900 HOUSEHOLDS ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE wILL BE AFFECTED BY THE RENT INCREASES. THE REVISION CF THE RENT ALLOWANCE IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE OF OVER $650 000 FOR THIS FINANCIAL YEAR AND SOME $1 MILLION FOR THE NEXT.

THE EXISTING AND THE REVISED MAXIMUM UNDER THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SCHEME ARE AS

RENT ALLOWANCES PAYABLE FOLLOWS!

OLD RATE NEW RATE

(EFFECTIVE FROM 1.9.82)

$ $

FOR A SINGLE PERSON 144 172

FOR A FAMILY OF!

2-3 ELIGIBLE MEMBERS 323 387

4 - 5 ELIGIBLE MEMBERS 479 663

6 - 7 ELIGIBLE MEMBERS 585 771

8 AND MORE ELIGIBLE MEMBERS 690 828

MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1982

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MANPOWER SURVEY OF MACHINE SHOPS AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY H * * *

A MANPOWER SURVEY OF THE MACHINE SHOPS AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY WILL BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 13 AND OCTOBER 2 TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.

THE SURVEY WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY THE MACHINE SHOPS AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, *ITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SURVEY WILL COVER BASIC METAL INDUSTRIES, MANUFACTURE OF FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS EXCEPT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT, MANUFACTURE OF MACHINERY EXCEPT ELECTRICAL, MANUFACTURE OF CLOCKS AND WATCHES AND THE PLANT MAINTENANCE SECTION OF FOOD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, BEVERAGE INDUSTRY AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.

COPIES OF A QUESTIONNAIRE AND EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS WILL BE SENT OUT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY- AND EMPLOYERS ARE ASKED TO SUPPLY INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER CF WORKERS EMPLOYED, THE NUMBER OF WORKERS UNDER TRAINING, THE NUMBER OF EXISTING VACANCIES, AND A FORECAST OF ADDITIONAL WORKERS IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

WHEN THE SURVEY BEGINS ON SEPTEMBER 13, OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL VISIT EACH OF THE ESTABLISHMENTS AND ASSIST EMPLOYERS IN COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE.

AS THE INFORMATION TO BE COLLECTED WILL BE IMPORTANT FOR FORMULATING MANPOWER TRAINING PLANS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY, IT IS HOPED THAT THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY WILL CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION.

THE INFORMATION COLLECTED 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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BEWARE, LITTERBUGS ARE WARNED * * * *

LITTERBUGS BEWARE, AS MORE PROSECUTIONS ARE AHEAD IN THE FINAL MONTHS OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT WARNED TODAY.

HE DISCLOSED THAT SOME 12 000 PEOPLE WERE BROUGHT TO COURTS FOR LITTERING I'• PUBLIC PLACES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND FINED A TOTAL OF SI.5 MILLION IN THE 11-MONTH-LONG CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN WHICH IS DRAWING TO A CLOSE.

IN ADDITION, SOME 12 500 PEOPLE WERE GIVEN VERBAL WARNINGS, AND ABOUT ? 000 NOTICES .E-E SENT, REQUIRI NG SHOP-KEEPERS OR HOUSE-HOLDERS TO CLEAR A' AY RUBBISH ACCUMULATED WITHIN THE SIX-METRE BOUNDARIES CF THEIR PREMISES OR ON THE CANOPIES OF THEIR BUILDING.

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IN MAKING KNOWN THESE FIGURES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT ALSO TOLD MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO BE MORE CONSCIOUS OF THE +ANTI-SOCIAL EFFECT OF INDISCRIMINATELY LITTERING PUBLIC PLACES*.

THE FINAL PHASE OF THE CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN, WILL LAST UNTIL THE END OF THIS YEAR, AND WILL CONCENTRATE MORE ON PROSECUTION THAN ON CLEANING-UP, HE SAID.

AMONG THOSE CONVICTED WERE TWO YUEN LONG PIG FARMERS WHO WERE ORDERED TO PAY S2 000 EACH FOR HOSING AGRICULTURE WASTE INTO THE KAM TIN RIVER NEAR PAT HEUNG, DURING A MASSIVE CLEARANCE EFFORT COSTING THE GOVERNMENT MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND INVOLVING HUNDREDS OF WORKERS.

IN ADDITION TO THE TIDY-UP OPERATION OVER A 13-KILOMETRE STRETCH OF THE RIVER, FREE FARM WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES WERE PROVIDED ALONGSIDE THE BANKS OF THE RIVER TO FACILITATE PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE WASTE, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

OTHER LITTER OFFENDERS WERE SEVEN LORRY DRIVERS WHO WERE FINED 31 000 TO $1 500 EACH FOR DUMPING BUILDING RUBBLE ON HIGHWAYS OR OPEN SPACES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ALTHOUGH REPEATED WARNINGS HAD BEEN ISSUED AND MORE DUMPING SITES OPENED TO THEM FOR DISPOSAL OF THE DEBRIS.

TO DEAL WITH THIS, THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE (NT) OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE NTSD HAD TO CLEAR 6 000 TONNES OF BUILDING RUBBLE IN THE NINE MONTHS UP TO JUNE THIS YEAR.

EXTENSIVE CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS CARRIED OUT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES DURING THE FIRST PHASES OF THE CAMPAIGN RESULTED IN THE COLLECTION OF MORE THAN 8 000 TONNES OF RUBBISH AND THE REMOVAL OF SOME ID 000 LORRY LOADS OF BULKY JUNK, ON THE TOP OF THE NORMAL ANNUAL REFUSE COLLECTION TOTALLING ABOUT 290 000 TONNES, THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

AND AN ALL-OUT EFFORT IN THE INTENSIVE BLOCK-TO-BLOCK CLEAN-UPS ALSO LED TO THE ELIMINATION OF VARIOUS RUBBISH-RIDDEN BLACKSPOTS AND RESULTED IN A MARKED IMPROVEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD.

HOWEVER, NTSD CLEANSING STAFF STILL REGULARLY COLLECT SOME 2 400 BASKETS OF REFUSE DURING AND AFTER EACH WEEKEND AND A PUBLIC HOLIDAY FROM POPULAR PICNIC SPOTS. HALF OF THE AMOUNT WAS COLLECTED IN SAI KUNG AREA.

TO FACILITATE REPORTING Cc REFUSE AND NUISANCE BY THE PUBLIC, A NT LITTER COMPLAINT HOT-LINE (0-445555) HAS BEEN IN OPERATION SINCE LAST OCTOBER, AND HAS BEEN RECEIVING HUNDREDS CF CALLS.

PROMPT FOLLO -UP ACTION IS CARRIED OUT, AND MOST OF THE COMPLAINTS WERE DEALT WITH WITHIN TWO DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF A COMPLAINT.

IK A SEPARATE PHASE OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, MORE THAN 200 000 YOUNG TREES AND A-RUBS WERE PLANTED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AREA TO ADD GREENERY A D MAKE IT LOOK MORE PLEASANT.

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th: additional exit slip road in causeway bay from the CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL HEADING FOR NORTH POINT WILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC F: OM IO AM THIS aEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 1).

THERE WILL BE SIGNS TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

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SHA TIN

IS ’YOUG AND DYNAMIC’ * * * *

MR DONALD TSANG’S FIRST IMPRESSION OF SHA TIN IS THAT IT IS +YOUNG AND DYNAMIC*.

MR TSANG, WHO TOOK OVER FROM DR PATRICK HASE ABOUT A MONTH AGO, SAID THIS TODAY (MONDAY) AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME HELD AT CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE.

NEW RESIDENTS ARE MOVING IN EVERYDAY TO SETTLE DOWN IN THE NEW TOWN,* HE SAID.

THEY ALL EXPECT A FULL RATION OF WHAT IS ESSENTIAL TO THEIR LIFE: HOUSING, EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION AND RECREATION.

IN FACT, AN EXCITING SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME IS ALSO PART OF THEIR EXPECTATIONS.+

THE PROGRAMME PROVIDED NEARLY 500 ACTIVITIES FOR MORE THAN 20 000 PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT DURING THE PAST TWO MONTHS.

ALL THE EVENTS CAME UP WITH A HUNDRED PER CENT ATTENDANCE RATE, WHICH WAS VERY ENCOURAGING TO THE ORGANISING PARTIES,+ NR TSANG CONTINUED.

THE LAZER NIGHT AND THE WATERSPORTS CAMP, BOTH NEW ITEMS TO THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME, HAD BEEN THE TWO MOST ENJOYABLE EVENTS, ACCORDING TO SOME OF THE PART ICI PANTS.+

HE PAID SPECIAL TRIBUTES TO THE VOLUNTARY WORKERS AND OTHERS CONCERNED WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME OR MONEY TO MAKE THE PROGRAMME A SUCCESS.

TURNING TO A COMING CULTURAL EVENT IN DECEMBER, THE SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT, THE DISTRICT OFFICER SAID THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMES WERE BEING PLANNED TO CATER FOR VARIOUS TASTES.

DRAMAS, ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS, FOLK CONCERTS, DANCE PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS WILL BE INCLUDED.*

REFERRING TO THE DISTRICT BOARD’S ROLE IN PROMOTING CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, HE SAID THE BOARD WAS ALWAYS +THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE SCENE*. BUT THE SUCCESS ALWAYS DEPENDS ON PUBLIC SUPPORT.*

EIGHT VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN THE DISTRICT WERE AWARDED LETTERS OF APPRECIATION AT THE CEREMONY, WHICH WAS FOLLOWED BY A 90-MINUTE FOLK SONG PERFORMANCE.

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RECREATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS * * h *

A SITTING-OUT AREA AND AMENITY PLOT WILL BE BUILT SHORTLY AT EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD IN CAUSEWAY BAY TO MEET THE NEED FOR PASSIVE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED BY THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR BDD SAID THAT THE SITE WAS ABOUT 800 SQUARE METRES IN AREA AND THE WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT WOULD INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF PLANTER AND TREE CURBS, FLOWER BEDS, CHAIN LINK FENCING, BENCHES AND ARBOURS.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN FOUR MONTHS.

THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF LARGE CONCRETE FLO'.ER BOXES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AS PART OF THE +MEI FA+ (BEAUTIFICATION) PHASE OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

THSSE CONCRETE FLOWER BOXES (ABOUT 205 IN ALL) WILL BE PLACED AT KAI M.,... PATH I.A TUEN MU'.', KIK YEUNG ROUND PAVEMENT, KAU YUK ROAD PAVEMENT AND CENTRAL NULLAH IN YUEN LONG AND AREAS AT LOVERS’ ISLAND.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THESE CONCRETE FLOWER BOXES ARE A READY NE A NS OF ENVIRONMENTAL BEAUTIFICATION BECAUSE THEY ARE EASY TO INSTALL AND REMOVE.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT FOUR MONTHS.

ENTRANTS INVITED FOR CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM * * * *

ENTRANTS ARE NOW BEING INVITED FOR THE FIFTEENTH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM WHICH WILL BE HELD IN TAI PO ON OCTOBER 17 (SUNDAY).

SWIMMERS AGED OVER 12 ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

THE V2 400-METRE RACE WILL START FROM SHA LAN BEACH AND END AT THE TAI MEI TUK SEA ACTIVITIES CENTRE.

ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION WITH DISTRICT BOARD SPONSORSHIP, THE A'N'UAL EVENT IS AIMED AT PROMOTING YOUNG PEOPLE’S INTEREST IN WATER SPCRTS ACTIVITIES.

E’,'TRANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SECTIONS, ;':D TROPHIES ' ILL BE A ■ ' .3 70 T '= , i NER AND THE FIRST AND SECO .D RUNNEPE-J- I'; 1 Ln SEC’ C. .

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CONSOLATION PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE NEXT SEVEN COMPETITORS. ALL SWIMMERS WHO FINISH THE RACE WITHIN 90 MINUTES WILL RECEIVE CERTIFICATES.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SPORTS ASSOCIATION, THE RURAL COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OFFICES IN HONG KONG AND KOWLOON.

ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD EE RETURNED TOGETHER WITH THE $8 ENTRY FEE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 27.

LAST YEAR, THE EVENT DREW 324 PARTICIPANTS IN THE MEN’S SECTION AND 58 IN WOMEN’S SECTION. THE WINNERS WERE MR CHEUNG WAN-CHI AND MISS LAI WAI WHO FINISHED IN 37 MINUTES 13.5 SECONDS AND 42 MINUTES 41.7 SECONDS RESPECTIVELY.

SOME 500 PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED THIS YEAR.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED BY TELEPHONING 0-6577111 (EXT. 257).

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STORMWATER DRAINS AND TRUNK SEWERS FOR CHAI WAN * * k *

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF STORMWATER DRAINS AND TRUNK SEWERS IN CHAI WAN RECLAMATION.

THE WORKS WILL COMPRISE THE LAYING OF 1 400 METRES OF CONCRETE PIPES FROM 450 MM TO 2 ICO MM IN DIAMETER AS WELL AS THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 545 METRES OF BOX CULVERTS OF VARIOUS SIZES.

ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT, THE PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO SERVE THE DEVELOPMENT IN CHAI WAN.

♦ON COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT, SEWAGE IN THE AREA WILL BE DIRECTED THROUGH THE TRUNK SEWER TO A PROPOSED SCREENING PLANT IN SUN YIP STREET FOR TREATMENT BEFORE IT IS DISCHARGED INTO THE SEA, THUS IMPROVING THE GENERAL QUALITY OF RECEIVING WATERS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE STORMWATER DRAINS WILL EXTEND THE EXISTING SYSTEM FROM THE OUTFALL AT THE OLD SEAWALL THROUGH THE RECLAMATION TO THE OUTFALL AT THE NEW SEAWALL.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO EEGIN IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 16 MONTHS.

7r.£ PROJECT I L'UGNED BY THE PLANNING (LIQUID AND SOLID WASTES) DI '.IS.O'1 C- 7 1 >G NEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1982

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY 1982 ........................ 1

INCREASE IN CAPITATION GRANT FOR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS ......... 3

SHA TIN TOWN PARK............................................... 3

BEATING THE COUNTERFEIT RACKET ................................. 4

GOVERNOR TO ATTEND AMS DINNER .................................. 5

WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TOWRROW........................... 6

ACCOUNTANCY MANPOWER SURVEY STARTS ............................. 7

TWO LOTS OF CROWN LAND SOLD .................................... 7

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON CHING CHEUNG ROAD ............ 8

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT AND WAN CHAI ............... 8

WATER FIGURES .................................................. 9

DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED......................................... 9

WATER CUT IN NORTH POINT ....................................... 9

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY 1982 K M K K

THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR JULY WAS 111 258 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF 17 680 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $3 578 MILLION, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR HONG KONG’S VISIBLE TRADE IN JULY 1982, PUBLISHED TODAY (TUESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

WITH IMPORTS AT $12 376 MILLION, THE VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT FOR JULY WAS $1 118 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH JULY 1981, THE BY $515 MILLION OR FIVE PER CENT, $318 MILLION OR FOUR PER CENT FOR OR SIX PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS.

VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS INCREASED COMPRISING INCREASES OF

DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND $197 MILLION

THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, SHOWED ONLY A MARGINAL INCREASE OF $62 MILLION OR 0.5 PER CENT. AS A CONSEQUENCE, THE VISIBLE TRADE +GAP+ (THAT IS THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS NOT COVERED BY THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS) NARROWED TO NINE PER CENT IN JULY THIS YEAR FROM 13 PER CENT IN JULY 1981.

COMMENTING ON THE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT EXPORT PERFORMANCE IN JULY REMAINED WEAK AS THE ECONOMIES OF HONG KONG’S MAJOR MARKETS WERE STILL IN RECESSION. REFLECTING THIS, THE GROWTH RATE IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN JULY, AT FOUR PER CENT, WAS LOWER THAN THE SIX PER CENT RECORDED FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR.

HE ADDED THAT AS A RESULT OF WEAK DEMAND FOR BOTH CONSUMER GOODS AND MANUFACTURING INPUTS, THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE TOTAL IMPORT BILL IN JULY. THIS CONTRIBUTED TO A NARROWING OF THE VISIBLE TRADE +GAP+.

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE AS YET NO CONVINCING SIGNS OF A RECOVERY, IT SEEMS THAT THE TROUGH IN THE PRESENT WORLD RECESSION MAY HAVE BEEN REACHED. AS AND WHEN CONSUMER DEMAND IN THE ECONOMIES OF HONG KONG’S MAJOR MARKETS BEGINS TO IMPROVE, THE DOMESTIC EXPORT SECTOR APPEARS WELL POISED TO BENEFIT FROM IT, SINCE THE PRICES OF HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS HAVE REMAINED RELATIVELY STABLE IN RECENT MONTHS.

HOWEVER, AS THE GROWTH RATES OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES WERE AT A RELATIVELY LOW LEVEL, ANY IMPROVEMENT IN EXPORT PERFORMANCE IN THE NEAR FUTURE IS LIKELY TO BE SLOW.

PUTTING THE MONTH'S TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1982 WAS SEVEN PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THE PRECEDING YEAR, WHILE THE VALUE OF IMPORTS WAS ONLY FOUR PER CENT HIGHER.

AS A RESULT, THE VISIBLE TRADE *GAP+ NARROWED TO 13 PER CENT IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH 15 PER CENT IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD OF 1981.

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PRE33 RETJAMT TRADE FIOOBES FOR JULI, 19&2

X T & it t+ £ # £ - * -e fl i£ g £ tfc t ••

Th* Census and Statistics Department has released ths following provisional

tadiss trade figures for July:-

a i $ 1! & i n

MERCHANDISE: # ft Danostic Exports : | ?,68o sill ion

Re-exports ft : S 3,578 Million

Total Expor tsfcij ft tTfi: 111,258 Million laports \ □ on » 112,3% Million Trade balance g I 1,118 Million (in deficit)

CQffARATIYE FIOURES bt &

AD r, * Ju^y “A.A- May - July -A.A ~ Increase or 9^ 7^

Latest J Months 111-1(8^ 1982 fl _ 1581 _ AUt A decrease

* *»• 5&X.H I Mr. Utit n&uo^ m

Donestic Exports 4kft Ifc Q 21. *65 21.052 *13 ♦ 2.0

Re-exports Q & 10.781 10,063 718 ♦ 7.1

Total Exports S' If £ Q J>B 32.2*7 31.115 ♦ 1,132 ♦ 3.6

Inporta A Q ft 35.382 35,*5* 72 - 0.2

Trade balance V? 1* £ - 3.135 - *.339 ♦ 1,20*

Sane neo th last yogf £ fl July — ^C'\ — 1982 -t A July - V\ - M- ■e fl Increase or decrease

• *“• X it I Mn. 5 Ax it S MnflAUt* 5 tt

Domestic Exports £ #^b°p i 0 7,680 7,362 ♦ 318 ♦ *.3

(fl of Total bcporta)H4 MB. £ 0 (68.2M) (68.5%)

J.-.xporf «$ O > & 3.578 3.382 ♦ 197 ♦ 5.8

Total Exports t & ft Q f & 11.258 10,7** ♦ 515 ♦ *.8

Is porta \ O ft 12.3% 12,31* ♦ 62 ♦ 0.5

Trade balance $ ft 1 tt - 1,118 - 1.570 ♦ *52

Last a on th _t» fl July —• A, A-3. *£■ 1982 -t A Juno -M-ft * fl Increase or decrease

1 S Mn. 5 Ax.tt i Mni&Wt S tC

Dooes tic Exports *J£ ee it □ 7.680 6,953 ♦ 727 ♦ 10.5

(fl of Total Exports)(U o J (68.2%) (66.8%)

Re-exports H t « 3.578 3.*51 ♦ 127 *3.7

Total Exports 'r A D 1i[ A 11,258 10.*0* ♦ 85* ♦ 8.2

laports A O H ft 12.376 11,71* ♦ 662 *5.7

Trade balance ti - 1,118 - 1.310 ♦ 192

Calendar year to-date £ j£ -fc January - July“*-A-$-1982 -Bl.** 1 Mn. Jti tf January - July -*.A — 4f-1981 -fltcfl Incww. or £ -■% decrease

1 Mn. i Jt <tr 1 MniMitf* tt

Domes tic Exports 4-^^IodIHo *5,507 (« of Total Exports) «t to 6V<) (6*. 5%) *2,956 (65.2%) ♦ 2.551 ♦ 5.9

Re-exports Q ft <S> 2*.995 22.913 ♦ 2,082 ♦ 9.1

Total Exports t H t O ^B°a 70.502 65.869 ♦ *,633 ♦ 7.0

laports A Q H" *® 81.093 77,922 ♦ 3.171 ♦ *.l

Trade balance * 2R - 10,591 - 12,053 ♦ 1,*62

Last 12 Months 4 + — fli August 1981-AA-M-A fl to July 1982 - Ax < t A 1 Mn. 5 Aittf August 1980 - A Ao fl-fl to 1 July 1981 -^A-fl-M > Mn. Increase or 5^ decrease

Domestic Exports A A it Q 82,97* 73,925 9.0*9 ♦ 12.2

Re-exports ♦! Q A *3.822 37.328 6. *93 ♦ 17.*

Total Exports & 0 'H'■°c 126.795 111,25* 15.5*2 ♦ 1*.O

laports A. O "W a& 1*1,5*6 128,**3 13.103 ♦ 10.2

Trade balance V 48, - 1*.751 - 17,189 2.*38

CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. If &

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INCREASE IN CAPITATION GRANT FOR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS ft ft ft ft

CAPITATION GRANT FOR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL BE RAISED FROM 150 TO 180 PER PUPIL PER ANNUM FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (TUESDAY)'

HE SAID THE INCREASE, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE 1981 WHITE PAPER ON PRIMARY EDUCATION AND PRIMARY SERVICES, WAS INTENDED TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO PAY VISITS TO PLACES OF EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS SUCH AS THE OCEAN PARK, COUNTRY PARKS AND THE SPACE MUSEUM, AND TO TAKE PART IN SPORTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.

♦THE INCREASE IS ALSO INTENDED TO COVER THE SCHOOLS* EXPENSES IN RAISING THE LEVEL OF CONSUMABLES AND BASIC TEACHING MATERIALS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE NEW CURRICULUM, INCLUDING REVISED SYLLABUSES FOR ENGLISH, SOCIAL STUDIES, HEALTH EDUCATION AND MATHEMATICS, AND TO MEET ADDITIONAL ELECTRICITY CHARGE RESULTING FROM EXTENDING THE USE OF AUDIO-VISUAL EQUIPMENT,^ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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SHA TIN TOWN PARK ft ft ft

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT WILL SOON BE INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHA TIN TOWN PARK.

THE SITE, MORE THAN NINE HECTARES IN AREA, LIES ALONG THE NORTH BANK OF THE SHING MUN RIVER, DOWNSTREAM FROM THE LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE PARK WOULD BE LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE TOWN, BETWEEN THE TOWN CENTRE NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND THE RIVER.

THE MAIN FEATURE OF THE PARK WILL BE A PAVED PLAZA WITH FOUNTAINS, AN OPEN-AIR BANDSTAND THEATRE COVERED BY AN AWNING, AND FLOWERING TREES TO PROVIDE SHADE.

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CONTINUOUS PROMENADE AND A CYCLE TRACK WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED ALONG THE 800-METRE RIVER BARK WHICH WILL BE SHADED BY BANYAN TREES. THEY WILL FORM PART OF AN EXTENSIVE PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLE NETWORK THROUGHOUT THE TOWN,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID. -

♦STEPS AND RAMPS WILL GIVE PEDESTRIANS ACCESS TO THE HIGHER LEVEL OF THE PARK, AND TO THE CAFES AND TEA TERRACES OVERLOOKING THE RIVER.♦

OTHER FEATURES WILL INCLUDE A LARGE ARTIFICIAL HILL AND WATERFALL, A TROPICAL GARDEN, PLAY AREAS, POOLS, PONDS AND FOUNTAINS, BOULEVARDS, WALLED FLOWER GARDENS, PAVILIONS AND EXTENSIVE AREAS FOR TREE AND SHRUB PLANTING.

♦STUDIES ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE PLANTING AREAS IN THE PARK CAN BE AUTOMATICALLY IRRIGATED WITH RE-CYCLED WATER FROM THE NEW SHA TIN SEWAGE WORKS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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BEATING THE COUNTERFEIT RACKET * * * *

BACKED BY NEW LEGISLATION AND A LARGER INVESTIGATIVE FORCE, OFFICERS OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT HAVE DEALT A HARD BLOW TO COUNTERFEITERS, RESULTING IN INCREASES IN SEIZURES AND PROSECUTIONS.

IN THE YEAR ENDING MARCH 1982, THE TRADE CONTROLS INVESTIGATION BRANCH (TCIB) OF THE DEPARTMENT SEIZED COUNTERFEIT GOODS WORTH $17.5 MILLION, UP 17 PER CENT OVER THE YEAR BEFORE.

ABOUT $3.4 MILLION WORTH OF COUNTERFEIT WATCHES - MOST OF THEM BEARING WELL-KNOWN SWISS OR JAPANESE BRAND NAMES - WERE SEIZED IN 1981. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THEY WERE MAINLY INTENDED FOR OVERSEAS MARKETS.

SEIZURES IN THE YEAR BY THE TCIB INCLUDED FAKE PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS, VALUED AT ABOUT S4OO 000, AND $6 MILLION WORTH OF FASHIONWEAR AND ACCESSORIES WITH FORGED TRADE MARKS OR FALSE DESCRIPTIONS - MOST OF WHICH WERE MADE OUTSIDE HONG KONG - INCLUDING LEATHER GOODS FROM EUROPE AND SPECTACLES FROM JAPAN AND SINGAPORE.

♦THESE FIGURES, HOWEVER, DO NOT MEAN THAT COUNTERFEITING IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM IN HONG KONG,+ THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE, MR DOUGLAS JORDAN STRESSED TODAY (TUESDAY).

♦WITH OUR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TOTALLING $81 863 MILLION LAST YEAR, FAKE GOODS WERE ONLY A DROP IN THE OCEAN,+ HE SAID.

MR JORDAN SAID THAT ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT’S SUCCESSES HAS BEEN THE ENFORCEMENT SINCE APRIL 1981 OF THE NEW TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ORDINANCE, WHICH HAS GIVEN MORE ’TEETH’ TO THE BRANCH. THE ORDINANCE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, EMPOWERS INVESTIGATORS TO SEARCH WITHOUT A WARRANT ANY NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES SUSPECTED OF ENGAGING IN COUNTERFEITING ACTIVITIES, TO ENABLE PROMPT ACTION TO BE TAKEN.

IT ALSO INCREASED THE MAXIMUM FINE IN THE LOWER COURTS FROM $50 000 TO $100 000 AND TWO YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT, WHILE THE MAXIMUM FINE FOR THE HIGH COURT WAS INCREASED FROM $100 000 TO $500 000 AND FIVE YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT.

AT THE SAME TIME THE BRANCH INCREASED ITS INVESTIGATING OFFICERS FROM 74 TO 118. ASSISTED WHEN NECESSARY BY OTHER OFFICERS NORMALLY DEALING WITH COPYRIGHT PROTECTION OR ANTI-NARCOTICS WORK, THE BRANCH INVESTIGATED OVER 700 CASES LAST YEAR, 75 PER CENT MORE THAN IN 1980.

THE NUMBER OF PROSECUTIONS INCREASED MORE THAN 100 PER CENT, FROM 105 TO 238, WITH FINES SOARING FROM ABOUT $800 000 TO NEARLY $2 MILLION.

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+ IN A PROSPEROUS TRADING CENTRE LIKE HONG KONG, THERE WILL INEVITABLY BE SOME UNSCRUPULOUS MERCHANTS AND MANUFACTURERS. BUT THROUGH OUR INTENSIFIED DRIVE AGAINST COUNTERFEITING, THE PROBLEM IS BEING BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL,+ MR JORDAN COMMENTED.

UNDER THE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ORDINANCE, THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL CAN MAKE ORDERS FOR THE PROPER MARKING OF SPECIFIED GOODS. THE TRADING STANDARDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SET UP LAST YEAR UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR JORDAN, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADVISING THE GOVERNMENT ON THIS MATTER.

THE COMMITTEE, CONSISTING OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED IN CONSUMER PROTECTION, TOURISM AND TRADE, IS NOW DRAFTING A +GOLD MARKING ORDER*, WHICH WILL REQUIRE TRADERS TO SHOW ON THEIR PRODUCTS THE GOLD CONTENT AND A MARK DESIGNATING THE MANUFACTURER.

♦THIS ORDER, WHICH IS LIKELY TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION IN OCTOBER, SHOULD GREATLY HELP US STAMP OUT THE FEW UNSCRUPULOUS JEWELLERY SHOPS THAT SELL GOLD ARTICLES WITH OVERSTATED GOLD CONTENT,* MR JORDAN SAID.

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GOVERNOR TO ATTEND AMS DINNER * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE WILL BE THE GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE ANNUAL OFFICERS MESS DINNER OF THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 3).

THE EVENT WILL ALSO BE ATTENDED BY HEADS OF VARIOUS UWIT-SSRV’GBS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE SECRETARY COMMISSIONER OF CIVIL AID SERVICES, THE HON COLONEL OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS). THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE AND THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES; AMONG UI nun S•

™E COMMISSIONER OF THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, WILL ADDRESS THE GATHERING AND GIVE A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS MADE BY THE 6 000-PLUS AMS MEMBERS. ur

SOME 180 MALE AND FEMALE OFFICERS OF THE AMS WILL BE ATTENDING THE DINNER IN FORMAL AMS MESS KIT WITH DECORATIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE THE BALLROOM OF THE REGENT HOTEL, ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 3) AT 7.30 PM

EVENT WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT SALISBURY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI,

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WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEETS TOMORROW * * * *

THE PROPOSED SITES FOR HELIPADS WILL BE AMONG THE TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE FIFTH WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

AFTER THE CLOSURE OF THE HARCOURT ROAD HELIPAD IN 1979, A STUDY ON HELICOPTER OPERATIONS IN THE 1980S IDENTIFIED A SIGNIFICANT, OVERALL DEMAND FOR NON-SCHEDULED DOMESTIC SERVICES.

TO CATER FOR THE IMMEDIATE DEMAND, A SITE FOR A TEMPORARY HELIPAD HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED ON THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION, OPPOSITE THE ARTS CENTRE.

IT HAS ALSO BEEN PROPOSED THAT A PERMANENT HELIPAD FOR USE FROM 1985 BE LOCATED ON THE WATER-FRONT WEST OF THE EXISTING WAN CHAI PASSENGER FERRY PIER. wan

nl ™E MEETING, BOARD MEMBERS WILL EXAMINE THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT PLANNING DOCUMENT, WHICH OUTLINES THE OBJECTIVES OF MAJOR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES AND PROVIDES A STATEMENT ON THE PROVISION OF VARIOUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT

NOTE TO EDITORSi

CONFERENCE

(WAN CHAI) ROAD, HONG

Y0U ARE INV,TED TO COVER THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD AT 4 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE oeu'*c room 0F THE OFFICE 0F THE C|TY district COMMISSIONER ON THE 8TH FLOOR OF TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY KONG.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE THERE AT 3.45 PM.

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ACCOUNTANCY MANPOWER SURVEY STARTS

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THE ACCOUNTANCY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL- TRAINI NG COUNCIL WILL START A MANPOWER SURVEY TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO ASCERTAIN THE MANPOWER AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN THE ACCOUNTANCY FIELD.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES WERE SENT TO SOME 1 OOO SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS TWO WEEKS AGO.

INTERVIEWERS FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ARE NOW VISITING THESE ESTABLISHMENTS TO COLLECT THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES AND, IF NECESSARY, TO HELP IN ANSWERING THEM.

THE ESTABLISHMENTS ARE REQUESTED TO SUPPLY INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF THEIR ACCOUNTANCY EMPLOYEES AND VACANCIES, QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR ACCOUNTANCY JOBS, COURSES MOST IN DEMAND BY EMPLOYEES AND OTHER RELATED MANPOWER AND TRAINING MATTERS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRAINING BOARD, MR RICHARD SHELDON, REITERATED TODAY THAT INFORMATION COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY WOULD BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WOULD BE PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

THE SURVEY WILL END ON SEPTEMBER 12.

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TWO LOTS OF CROWN LAND SOLD

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TWO LOTS OF CROWN LAND WERE SOLD AT AN AUCTION CONDUCTED BY THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE FIRST LOT, MEASURING ABOUT 1 219 SQUARE METRES IN YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL AREA, IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES.

IT WAS SOLD TO GOLDEN TOWN LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD. FOR $1.71 MILLION, OR $1 402.79 PER SQUARE METRE.

THE OTHER LOT, FOR GODOWN PURPOSES ONLY, COVERS AN AREA OF ABOUT 6 409 SQUARE METRES IN KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION.

IT WAS SOLD TO JARVIS LIMITED FOR $10 MILLION, OR $1 560.31 PER SQUARE METRE.

A THIRD LOT, MEASURING ABOUT 1 700 SQUARE METRES, IN RED HILL ROAD, TAI TAM, FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL PURPOSES, EXCLUDING GODOWN, HOTEL AND PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, WAS WITHDRAWN BECAUSE THERE WAS NO BIDDER.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS ON CHING CHEUNG ROAD * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN CHING CHEUNG ROAD WHICH HAS BEEN CLOSED RECENTLY DUE TO A LANDSLIDE.

THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH BUTTERFLY VALLEY INTERCHANGE AND A POINT 400 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FROM 3 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

THE EASTB0UND CARRIAGEWAY ON THE SAME SECTION WILL REMAIN

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, KMB BUSES ON ROUTE 38 TRAVELLING TO KWUN TONG WILL BE DIVERTED VIA BUTTERFLY VALLEY ROAD, CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD AND NAM CHEONG STREET.

RETURN TRIPS TO KWAI SHING WILL BE STREET, UN CHAU STREET, YEN CHOW STREET

DIVERTED VIA NAM CHEONG AND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN NORTH POINT AND WAN CHAI *****

FORTRESS HILL ROAD IN NORTH POINT WILL BE OPEN TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 2).

U11, **N CHAI, CROSS LANE BETWEEN WOOD ROAD AND BURROWS STREET

o ’rb TEMPORARILY closed to traffic for ABOUT ONE WEEK FROM 8 AM THE SAME DAY FOR ROAD WORK.

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WATER FIGURES * * *

^ONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 80 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 462.055 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 253 458 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 43.9 PER CENT OF CAPACITY^

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DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED

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THE GOVERNOR, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCE, PASSED ON CHENG HOK-LING ON APRIL 24, 1981, SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

CHENG WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF WONG CHUN-LEUNG ON OCTOBER 19, 1979.

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WATER CUT IN NORTH POINT * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO ALLOW TEST.

THE AREA TO BE AFFECTED IS ROAD AND KING’S ROAD.

PREMISES IN NORTH POINT WILL BE 11 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 3) TO FOR A WASTE DETECTION LEAKAGE

BOUNDED BY OIL STREET, NORTH POINT

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