Daily Information Bulletin - 1980s - 1983 - SEP - ENG

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1983

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RESERVES BELONG TO HONG KONG — SIR PHILIP ...................... 1

ACTING GOVERNOR TOURS BORDER ................................... 2

MICH TO BE PROUD OF HERE, Y'S MEN TOLD ......................... 3

SIZE CRITERIA FOR BANK LICENCE APPLICATIONS .................... 4

SHA TIN TO HAVE OWN CULTURAL COMPLEX............................ 4

AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY - JUNE................... 6

ONE NOMINATION FOR KUK ELECTION ................................ 9

CHANGES TO DIRECT ISSUE OF DRIVING LICENCES .................... 9

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED ............................. 10

SCHOOL WORKSHOP SAFETY BOOKLET AVAILABLE.................... 11 '

SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE...................... 11

POSTER CONTEST TO PUBLICISE REHABILITATION .................... 12

TRAFFIC BAN LIFTED AT HENNESSY ROAD ........................... 12

BOARD MEMBERS TO VISIT FACTORIES .............................. 13

BUS TERMINUS NOW PROHIBITED ZONE............................... 13

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RESERVES BELONG TO HONG KONG — SIR PHILIP ******

HONG KONG’S MONETARY ASSETS LODGED IN OVERSEAS DEPOSITORIES BELONG TO HONG KONG, ARE MANAGED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND WILL ALWAYS BE MANAGED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

AND THAT SITUATION I DO NOT SEE CHANGING,+ HE SAID.

SIR PHILIP WAS REPLYING TO QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS AT THE SHA TAU KOK POLICE STATION AT THE END OF HIS TOUR OF THE BORDER AREA THIS AFTERNOON.

ASKED WHEN THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WOULD BE RETURNING TO HONG KONG, SIR PHILIP SAID HE WOULD BE COMING BACK NEXT FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

SIR EDWARD IS IN LONDON TODAY, HE SAID, AND WILL BE SPENDING THE NEXT FEW DAYS IN WHITEHALL SEEING MINISTERS AND OFFICIALS ON BUSINESS AND WILL BE DISCUSSING THE PRESENT STATE OF PLAY ON THE TALKS.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHETHER SIR EDWARD WOULD BE MEETING THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS MARGARET THATCHER, SIR PHILIP SAID MRS THATCHER’S INTEREST IN HONG KONG’S AFFAIRS AND IN THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG WAS VERY WELL KNOWN.

I WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED IF SHE DOES NOT SEE THE GOVERNOR IF IT IS POSSIBLE/HE SAID.

I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT IF A MEETING CAN BE ARRANGED, ONE WILL BE ARRANGED,♦ HE SAID.

SIR PHILIP SAID MR RICHARD LUCE, MINISTER IN CHARGE OF HONG KONG AFFAIRS AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, WOULD BE VISITING HONG KONG FOR THREE WORKING DAYS TOWARDS THE END OF THIS MONTH AS PART OF A VISIT TO SOUTHEAST ASIA.

MR LUCE’S VISIT IS A ROUTINE ONE BY A MINISTER IN CHARGE OF HONG KONG AND HAS NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE TALKS ON THE FUTURE, HE SAID.

IN THREE DAYS, MR LUCE CAN MEET A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE REPRESENTATIVE OF A WIDE SPECTRUM OF OPINION.

IT WILL BE A WORKING VISIT, NOT A SIGHTSEEING VISIT,+ HE ADDED. +l HAVE NO DOUBT HE WILL TRAVEL AROUND HONG KONG A GOOD DEAL.*

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ACTING GOVERNOR * *

TOURS BORDER *

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, TODAY VISITED SHA TAU KOK FOR AN ON-THE-SPOT BRIEFING ON DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR THE BORDER VILLAGE AREA.

INCLUDED AMONG THE PROPOSALS ARE A CROSS BORDER VEHICULAR LINK TO BE BUILT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES AND REDEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR THE VILLAGE ITSELF, AIMED AT IMPROVING COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR THE RESIDENTS.

SIR PHILIP WAS BRIEFED ON THE PROPOSALS BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STUART HARBINSON, AND THE ACTING PROJECT MANAGER, TAI PO AND FANLING, MR BOB HANNA.

THE NEW BORDER CROSSING WILL BE EFFECTED BY THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES BUILDING A BRIDGE, AND ON THE HONG KONG SIDE, BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW ROAD WITHIN THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA FROM THE EXISTING SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO THE NEW BRIDGE, WHICH IS JUST NORTH OF THE SHA TAU KOK VILLAGE.

SIR PHILIP WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS HOPED THAT WORK WOULD START ON THE HONG KONG SIDE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED AT THE END OF 1984.

ON VILLAGE REDEVELOPMENT, SIR PHILIP WAS TOLD THAT THE FIRST PHASE PROPOSALS INVOLVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA FOR UP TO 3 OOO PEOPLE, THE PROVISION OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND IMPROVED VEHICLE PARKING ARRANGEMENTS.

THIS FIRST PHASE COULD MAKE AN AREA AVAILABLE FOR A RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING SCHEME AT A LATER STAGE. TIMING FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT HAS NOT YET BEEN FIXED, BUT SIR PHILIP WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS HOPED THE FIRST PHASE COULD COMMENCE IN 1984-85, DEPENDING ON THE AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES AND OTHER PRIORITIES.

THE SHA TAU KOK BRIEFING CAME AT THE END OF A BORDER TOUR WHICH INCLUDED A HELICOPTER FLIGHT OVER LOK MA CHAU AND THE MAI PO MARSHES AND A BRIEFING ON THE DEPLOYMENT OF ARMY AND POLICE UNITS ON ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION OPERATIONS.

SIR PHILIP ALSO SAW THE MAN KAM TO BORDER CONTROL POINT AND LO WU STATION, WHERE HE TALKED TO IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS OFFICERS, BEFORE DRIVING TO SHA TAU KOK. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED ON THE EARLIER PART OF THE TOUR BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR ALAN MASON, THE DEPUTY DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, FRONTIER, MR BENNY NG AND THE DEPUTY COMMANDER GURKHA FIELD FORCE, COLONEL JOHN EDWARDS.

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MUCH TO BE PROUD OF HERE, Y’S MEN TOLD *****

THERE IS MUCH TO CRITICISE IN HONG KONG AND THIS IS TRUE OF OTHER CITIES, BUT THERE IS FAR, FAR MORE TO BE PROUD OF, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, DR PATRICK HASE TOLD A MEETING OF THE Y’S MEN’S CLUB TODAY.

DR HASE QUOTED THE EXAMPLE OF HONG KONG'S HOUSING PROGRAMME, THE LIKE OF WHICH HE SAID WAS NOT PRODUCED IN ANY OTHER CITY IN THE WORLD.

♦THIS HOUSING PROGRAMME HAS ITS FAULTS, AND IT IS THE DUTY OF ALL CITIZENS TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THESE FAULTS, BUT THOSE FAULTS MUST BE SEEN AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF AN IMMENSE AND STUPENDOUS SUCCESS.

♦THIS SUCCESS IS ONE IN WHICH WE ALL SHARE, FOR THE PROGRAMME DEPENDS FOR ITS SUCCESS ON THE ECONOMIC VITALITY, POLITICAL COMMONSENSE, STABILITY AND OUTSPOKENNESS OF THE CITIZENS OF HONG KONG.+ HE SAID.

OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT ITSELF SHOULD ALSO BE A SOURCE OF PRIDE, FOR IT WORKS BETTER AND MORE FAIRLY THAN MOST.

♦IT RESTS ON TWO PILLARSi FIRSTLY, A GOVERNMENT CONSTRAINED BY LAW SO AS TO BE QUITE DEBARRED FROM ARBITRARY OR EXCESSIVE ACTION? SECONDLY A VERY WIDE-RANGING STRUCTURE OF CONSULTATIVE BODIES, BACKED BY A POWERFUL SYSTEM OF INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS AND A FREE PRESS, TO ENSURE THAT CITIZENS’ VIEWS MUST BE HEARD,♦ DR HASE SAID.

IT SHOULD BE A MATTER OF PRIDE THAT HONG KONG ALONE OF TERRITORIES IN THIS REGION ENJOYS THE FREEDOMS — +FREEDOM FROM ARBITRARY GOVERNMENT DECISIONS, FREEDOM TO CRITICISE GOVERNMENT, FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT WITH LIFESTYLES, TO DEVELOP TALENTS, TO MAKE THE BEST OF WHAT ONE HAS, FREEDOM OF RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL BELIEF AND PRACTICE, FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, FREEDOM TO DO WHATEVER JOBS SEEM MOST SUITED TO YOU.

♦THESE, WITH FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT, THE MOST BASIC OF ALL FREEDOMS,+ HE SAID.

AS FOR THE CONSULTATIVE STRUCTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT, DR HASE POINTED OUT THAT SOME 2 OOO UNOFFICIALS WERE INVOLVED IN THE TERRITORY-WIDE CONSULTATIVE BODIES, 2 500 IN THE DISTRICT BODIES, AND AT LEAST 20 000 IN THE GRASSROOTS BODIES, MOSTLY MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS INCORPORATIONS.

♦HOWEVER YOU DEFINE DEMOCRACY THIS IS A DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM? ONE IN EVERY 600 CITIZENS AGED BETWEEN 30 AND 60 ARE INVOLVED DIRECTLY IN TERRITORY-WIDE CONSULTATIVE BODIES, ONE IN EVERY 275 IN EITHER TERRITORY-WIDE OR DISTRICT BODIES, AND ONE IN EVERY 100 IN SOME BODY AT SOME LEVEL,+ HE SAID.

♦NOT ONLY IS THE STRUCTURE THERE, BUT IT IS USED. THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS WHAT PEOPLE WANT, WHAT THEIR WISHES ARE, AND WHAT THEIR PROBLEMS ARE,+ HE SAID.

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SIZE CRITERIA FOR BANK LICENCE APPLICATIONS

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THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL HAS CARRIED OUT THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE SIZE CRITERIA WHICH HAVE TO BE SATISFIED BEFORE THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR BANKING LICENCES, AND HAS DECIDED TO MAKE NO CHANGES THIS YEAR.

THE CRITERIA AREi

FOR FOREIGN BANKS -

TOTAL ASSETS (LESS CONTRA ITEMS) OF AT LEAST US$12 OOO MILLION OR EQUIVALENT?

FOR COMPANIES INCORPORATED IN HONG KONG -

TOTAL ASSETS (LESS CONTRA ITEMS) OF AT LEAST HK$2 500 MILLION? AND

DEPOSITS FROM THE PUBLIC (I.E. EXCLUDING THOSE FROM BANKS, DTCS AND CONNECTED PARTIES) OF AT LEAST HK$1 750 MILLION.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE DECISION WAS TAKEN AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN THE THRESHOLDS LAST YEAR. BY 20 PER CENT FOR A FOREIGN BANK’S ASSETS, AND BY 25 PER CENT AND 17 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY FOR THE ASSETS AND DEPOSITS OF A LOCAL APPLICANT.

HE ADDED THAT A NUMBER OF FOREIGN BANKS MIGHT HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME DECLINE IN THEIR TOTAL ASSETS, EXPRESSED IN US DOLLARS, OVER THE PAST YEAR OR SO, AS A RESULT OF THE WORLDWIDE APPRECIATION OF THE US DOLLAR.

THE SPOKESMAN CONFIRMED THAT THE OTHER CRITERIA ANNOUNCED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY ON MAY 27, 1981 REMAINED IN FORCE, BUT NOTED THAT THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL RETAINED COMPLETE DISCRETION OVER THE GRANTING OF BANK LICENCES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH PART I I I OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE, AND THAT SATISFACTION OF THE ANNOUNCED CRITERIA WAS SIMPLY A PRE-CONDITION FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED.

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SHA TIN TO HAVE OWN CULTURAL COMPLEX

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SHA TIN RESIDENTS WILL HAVE THEIR OWN CULTURAL COMPLEX IN JUST A LITTLE OVER TWO—AND-A-HALF YEARS.

WORK ON THE CULTURAL COMPLEX, SITUATED NEXT TO THE FUTURE TOWN PARK, WILL BEGIN SHORTLY FOLLOWING THE SIGNING TODAY OF A $93-MILLI0N CONTRACT FOR THE SUPERSTRUCTURE.

THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDING DEVELOPMENT, MR JOSE LEI, AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER OF AOKI CORPORATION, MR SUNAO HORII.

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MR LEI SAID THAT THE SHA TIN CULTURAL COMPLEX WOULD BE BUILT ON A 20 000-SQUARE METRE SITE BETWEEN THE RAILWAY STATION AND THE SHING MUN RIVER.

IT WILL BE THE THIRD CULTURAL COMPLEX IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. THE FIRST ONE IN TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN WAS COMPLETED SEVERAL YEARS AGO, WHILE THE SECOND ONE IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

MR LEI SAID THE PROJECT WOULD COST ABOUT $125 MILLION, INCLUDING FOUNDATION WORK.

THE CULTURAL COMPLEX WILL CONSIST OF A MULTI-PURPOSE 1 450-SEAT AUDITORIUM, A PUBLIC LIBRARY AND A RESTAURANT.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A MARRIAGE REGISTRY BENEATH THE RESTAURANT AND OUTDOOR TERRACES EXTENDING TO THE ADJACENT TOWN PARK.

MR LEI SAID THE COMPLEX WOULD BE AN IMPROVED DESIGN TO THE ONE IN TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, WITH A LARGER STAGE, PROPER SIDE STAGES AND AN ORCHESTRAL PIT FOR LARGE SCALE ORCHESTRAL, OPERATIC, DANCE AND THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES.

THE STAGE WILL FEATURE A MOVABLE ACOUSTICAL SHELL DESIGNED FOR ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCES WHEN THE SIDE STAGES ARE NOT NEEDED.

♦THE AUDITORIUM IS NOT ONLY DESIGNED FOR HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCES BUT ALSO FOR A WIDE RANGE OF DISTRICT CULTURAL ACTIVITIES,+ MR LEI SAID.

♦MEDIUM-SIZED, MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ROOMS ARE PROVIDED FOR SMALL SCALE PERFORMANCES BY LOCAL ARTISTIC GROUPS AND FOR REGULAR REHEARSALS AND PRACTICES.+

THESE INCLUDE A CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL FOR 250-300 PEOPLE, A URGE PRACTICE ROOM FOR 200, A LARGE REHEARSAL ROOM FOR 200, AND TWO LECTURE ROOMS, EACH ACCOMMODATING 145 PEOPLE.

ACOUSTIC TREATMENT, SOUND AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT WILL BE PROVIDED IN ALL THESE ROOMS.

FILM PROJECTION FACILITIES HAVE BEEN INCORPORATED INTO THE DESIGN OF THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL AND LECTURE ROOMS, WHILE A CONFERENCE ROOM HAVING A SEATING CAPACITY OF UP TO 50 PERSONS WITH WAITING ROOM AND SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

THE LANDSCAPED PODIUM IS LINKED BY COVERED WALKS TO BUILDINGS WITHIN THE COMPLEX AND THE SURROUNDING LOW-RISE BLOCKS.

♦UPON COMPLETION, THE PROJECT, DESIGNED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, WILL FORM PART OF THE TOWN CENTRE DEVELOPMENT TO PROVIDE CULTURAL FACILITIES FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NEW TOWN,+ HE SAID.

♦THE PROVISION OF CULTURAL FACILITIES WILL FULFIL THE CULTURAL ASPIRATIONS OF, AND FOSTER A SENSE OF CIVIC PRIDE AMONG PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NEW TOWNS.♦

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AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY - JUNE ******

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE BY AIR FOR JANUARY - JUNE 1983 WAS VALUED AT $34 564 MILLION, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 23 PER CENT OVER THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1982, ACCORDING TO SUMMARY TRADE STATISTICS FOR THE PERIOD RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE VALUED AT $12 223 MILLION (UP 33 PER CENT), AIRBORNE IMPORTS AT $16 427 MILLION (UP 17 PER CENT) AND RE-EXPORTS AT $5 913 MILLION (UP 22 PER CENT).

FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 1983, BY VALUE, 28 PER CENT OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, 22 PER CENT OF IMPORTS AND 25 PER CENT OF RE-EXPORTS WERE CARRIED BY AIR.

IN TERMS OF WEIGHT, AIRBORNE IMPORTS AMOUNTED TO 71 406 TONNES, REPRESENTING 0.4 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL IMPORT TONNAGE, AND TOTAL AIRBORNE EXPORTS AMOUNTED TO 93 014 TONNES OR 1.6 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL EXPORT TONNAGE.

THE CHANGES IN 10 MAJOR MARKETS FOR HONG KONG’S AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 1.

BY COMMODITY, INCREASES IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED MAINLY IN CLOTHING (BY $890 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT) PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINES (BY $597 MILLION OR 93 PER CENT)} ORES AND CONCENTRATES OF PRECIOUS METALS PLUS WASTE, SCRAPS AND SWEEPINGS OF PRECIOUS METALS (OTHER THAN OF GOLD) (BY $441 MILLION OR 1 076 PER CENT)} AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $306 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN VALUE WERE RECORDED FOR RADIO-BROADCAST RECEIVERS (BY $27 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT), PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $25 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT)} AND GRAMOPHONES, DICTATING MACHINES AND OTHER SOUND RECORDERS OR REPRODUCERS (BY $23 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT).

FURTHER ANALYSIS OF COMMODITY BY COUNTRY REVEALED GROWTH IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO THE U.S. (BY $815 MILLION OR 62 PER CENT) AND CANADA (BY $52 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT); IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINES TO THE U.S.

(BY $462 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT) AND F.R. OF GERMANY (BY $57 MILLION OR 1 560 PER CENT); AND IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ORES AND CONCENTRATES OF PRECIOUS METALS PLUS WASTE, SCRAPS AND SWEEPINGS OF PRECIOUS METALS (OTHER THAN OF GOLD) TO THE U.K. (BY $379 MILLION OR 1 394 PER CENT); AND F.R. OF GERMANY (BY $34 MILLION OR 536 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF RADIO-BROADCAST RECEIVERS (BY $28 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT) AND PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $18 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT) TO THE U.S.

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THE CHANGES IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM THE 10 MAJOR SUPPLIERS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 2.

INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS (BY SI 095 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT), WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $485 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL APPARATUS FOR MAKING AND BREAKING OR FOR PROTECTING ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS (BY $177 MILLION OR 98 PER CENT), PARTS AND ACCESSORIES OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINES (BY $171 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND APPARATUS (BY $121 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT).

IN CONTRAST, DECREASES WERE NOTED IN THE SUPPLY BY AIR OF PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $538 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT), AND SILVER, PLATINUM AND OTHER METALS OF THE PLATINUM GROUP (BY $68 MILLION OR 81 PER CENT).

GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTOCATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS AND TRANSISTORS FROM JAPAN (BY $525 MILLION OR 129 PER CENT) AND THE U.S. (BY $479 MILLION OR 112 PER CENT), AS WELL AS IN WATCHES AND CLOCKS FROM JAPAN (BY $171 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT) AND SWITZERLAND (BY $133 MILLION CR 21 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES FROM THE U.S. (BY $220 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT), FROM SWITZERLAND (BY $39 MILLION OR 47 PER CENT), AND FROM JAPAN (BY $36 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT).

AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS EXPERIENCED CONSIDERABLE GROWTH IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1983.

INCREASES IN VALUE WERE REGISTERED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $284 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT); THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS (BY $249 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT)?’ AND CLOTHING (BY $108 MILLION OR 77 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS OF PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, DECREASED SUBSTANTIALLY (BY $300 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT).

THE U.S. WAS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS, WITH A VALUE OF $920 MILLION (AN INCREASE OF $38 MILLION OR FOUR PER CENT).

NOTABLE INCREASES WERE ALSO REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO SINGAPORE (BY $258 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT), CHINA (BY $136 MILLION OR 85 PER CENT), TAIWAN (BY $136 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT) AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $114 MILLION OR 82 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO BELGIUM AND JAPAN DECREASED CONSIDERABLY (BY $43 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT AND $26 MILLION OR FIVE PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE*. THE JUNE 1983 ISSUE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER.

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TABLE 1 I CHANGES IN 10 MAJOR MARKETS FOR HONG KONG’S AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS PERCENTAGE CHANGE

JAN-JUNE 1983 ($ MN.) JAN-JUNE 1982 ($ MN.) INCREASE/ DECREASE ($ MN.)

U.S.A. 5 747 3 855 +1 892 ♦49

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 035 835 + 200 ♦24

U.K. 969 516 + 453 ♦88

JAPAN 683 617 + 66 +11

CANADA 406 309 + 97 +31

SWITZERLAND 349 287 + 62 +22

NETHERLANDS 332 246 + 85 +35

SINGAPORE 257 240 17 + 7

FRANCE 255 211 44 +21

SAUDI ARABIA 197 169 + 28 +17

TABLE 2 i CHANGES IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM

THE 10 MAJOR SUPPLIERS

JAN-JUNE JAN-JUNE INCREASE/

1983 1982 DECREASE PERCENTAGE

($ MN.) ($ MN.) ($ MN.) CHANGE

JAPAN 3 964 2 900 +1 064 +37

U.S.A. 3 641 2 687 + 954 +36

SWITZERLAND 1 054 968 87 ♦ 9

TAIWAN 945 902 + 42 + 5

U.K. 889 1 108 - 219 -20

SINGAPORE 826 628 + 198 +31

REP. OF KOREA 653 563 + 90 +16

F.R. OF GERMANY 588 461 + 127 +28

ITALY 504 463 41 + 9

FRANCE 436 400 36 + 9

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ONE NOMINATION FOR KUK ELECTION

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ONLY ONE NOMINATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED FOR A HEUNG YEE KUK BY-ELECTION TO FILL THE SEAT OF A SPECIAL COUNCILLOR FOR THE YUEN LONG ELECTORAL DISTRICT.

AS A RESULT, THE UNCONTESTED CANDIDATE, MR TSO SHIU-WAI OF TUEN MUN, WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ELECTED, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY and new Territories administration said today.

HE WILL REPLACE MR HO SUN-KUEN WHO HAS BEEN APPOINTED AN UNOFFICIAL NT JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.

BECAUSE OF THE JP APPOINTMENT, MR HO MUST RELINQUISH HIS OFFICES OF SPECIAL COUNCILLOR AND ORDINARY MEMBER OF THE KUK’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND HAS BECOME EX-OFFICIO COUNCILLOR AND bEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE KUK.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE BY-ELECTION, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 15, WILL NOT BE HELD AS A RESULT.

HOWEVER, HE SAID, ANOTHER BY-ELECTION FOR TWO ORDINARY bEMBERS OF THE KUK’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SEPTEMBER 29, STARTING AT 11 AM.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL REPLACE MR HO AND MR LAM CHAK-MAN. MR LAM LOST HIS VICE-CHAIRMANSHIP AT THE PING SHAN RURAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS LAST MARCH AND MUST AUTOMATICALLY GIVE UP HIS OFFICE OF ORDINARY MEMBER.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR NEW TERRITORIES, MR IAN MACPHERSON, WILL BE THE RETURNING OFFICER.

THE ABOVE BY-ELECTIONS ARE BEING HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8 OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK ORDINANCE.

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CHANGES TO DIRECT ISSUE OF DRIVING LICENCES K K X M

TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES GOVERNING THE DIRECT ISSUE OF HONG KONG DRIVING LICENCES WILL BE GAZETTED TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE FIRST APPLIES TO PERSONS WHO MAY QUALIFY FOR THE DIRECT ISSUE OF HONG KONG DRIVING LICENCES.

SUCH PERSONS WILL IN FUTURE BE REQUIRED TO PROVE A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS FOREIGN RESIDENCE DURING WHICH PERIOD A LICENCE WAS ISSUED, AFTER A TEST.

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PREVIOUSLY, THEY WERE REQUIRED TO PROVE APPROPRIATE FOREIGN RESIDENCE FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS BEFORE ISSUE OF SUCH A LICENCE. THIS WAS IN ADDITION TO COMPLYING WITH REQUIREMENTS AS TO HOLDING A VALID LICENCE AFTER UNDERGOING A DRIVING TEST IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.

THE SECOND CHANGE ALLOWS FOR THE DIRECT ISSUE OF HONG KONG DRIVING LICENCES TO CONSULAR OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES WHO HOLD A PASSPORT OF THE COUNTRY THEY REPRESENT AND WHO HAVE PASSED A TEST IN THAT COUNTRY PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OF A DRIVING LICENCE THERE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS.

THIS AMENDMENT EXTENDS THE DIRECT ISSUE SCHEME TO ALL SUCH CONSULAR PERSONNEL IRRESPECTIVE OF THE COUNTRY THEY REPRESENT.

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED

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

THESE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OFFERED UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN, AND ARE INTENDED FOR PERSONS WHO ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LIFE IN HONG KONG ON THEIR RETURN FROM STUDY ABROAD.

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

THE COURSE OF STUDY NORMALLY EXTENDS OVER TWO ACADEMIC YEARS.

THE EMOLUMENTS WILL COVER APPROVED EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL, LIVING AND STUDY.

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

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

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

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

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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SCHOOL WORKSHOP SAFETY BOOKLET AVAILABLE * * * *

COPIES OF A BOOKLET ENTITLED +SAFETY IN SCHOOL WORKSHOPS* PUBLISHED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH ARE NOW AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST BY SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH TECHNICAL SUBJECTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID SAFETY IN SCHOOL WORKSHOPS IS OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE IN THE TEACHING OF ALL TECHNICAL SUBJECTS.

♦TECHNICAL SUBJECT TEACHERS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO STUDY THE BOOKLET CAREFULLY AND TO COMPLY WITH ALL ITS RECOMMENDATIONS,* HE SAID.

HEADS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS WISHING TO ACQUIRE COPIES OF THE BOOKLET CAN WRITE TO THE TECHNICAL SUBJECTS SECTION, ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, 5/F., HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT THE SECTION ON 5-8392432.

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE WILL HOLD A SERIES OF SEMINARS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS RESPECTIVELY ON THE USE OF THE WIRELESS INDUCTION LOOP SYSTEM.

THESE SEMINARS, EACH LASTING TWO HOURS, WILL BE HELD AT THE TEACHING CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG, AND MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

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 40 TEACHERS AT EACH SEMINAR. APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

SCHOOL HEADS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE, 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG, ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 13.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT THE TEACHING CENTRE ON 5-482537.

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POSTER CONTEST TO PUBLICISE REHABILITATION * * * *

A REHABILITATION POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION, ENTITLED 'FRIENDSHIP - A WAY TO INTEGRATION’, IS NOW OPEN TO RESIDENTS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

THE COMPETITION IS IN SUPPORT OF A TERRITORY-WIDE POSTER CONTEST ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN REHABILITATION (COMPERE) TO PROMOTE BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE HANDICAPPED AND HELP INTEGRATE THEM INTO SOCIETY.

ENTRIES ARE CLASSIFIED INTO FOUR DIVISIONS i FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TOGETHER WITH ADULTS, AND A COMBINED GROUP COMPRISING THE ABLE-BODIED AND THE DISABLED.

ALL ENTRIES, WHICH MUST BE IN A2 SIZE (42 CM X 59.4 CM) AND PRESENTED IN POSTER COLOUR OR CRAYON, SHOULD BE SENT TO THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS BRANCH OFFICES IN STANLEY AND WAH FU ESTATE BEFORE OCTOBER 17.

THREE WINNERS FROM EACH DIVISION WILL BE AWARDED BOOK COUPONS AND SOUVENIRS BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD.

THE 12 WINNING ENTRIES WILL THEN BE SENT TO THE COMPERE FOR THE TERRITORY-WIDE COMPETITION, AND SIX WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED AMONG THE WINNING ENTRIES FROM THE 18 DISTRICTS AND BE AWARDED $1 500 EACH.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE COMPETITION MAY BE MADE WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AT 5-540271.

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TRAFFIC BAN LIFTED AT HENNESSY ROAD * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 3), TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS WILL BE REMOVED FROM TWO SECTIONS OF HENNESSY ROAD.

THESE SECTIONS AREi THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 139 AND 149, AND THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 188 AND SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND.

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

BOARD MEMBERS TO VISIT FACTORIES * * * *

ABOUT 20 MEMBERS OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD AND ITS COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE WILL VISIT TWO NEW INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE DISTRICT TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE VISIT WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM WITH A BRIEFING BY THE CHAIRMAN, MR RICKY FUNG, IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD OFFICE, 9TH FLOOR, FOO YICK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SAN ON CIRCUIT, TUEN MUN.

THE PARTY WILL THEN PROCEED TO YKK ZIPPER COMPANY (HONG KONG) LIMITED AND ALEXAN MULTI-INDUSTRIAL CITY.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE VISIT. A 14-SEATER GOVERNMENT VAN, AM 5797, WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 1.30 PM FOR TUEN MUN.

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BUS TERMINUS NOW PROHIBITED ZONE * * *

FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 3), THE SHUN TIN ESTATE BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED A ’PROHIBITED ZONE’.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCEPT FRANCHISED PUBLIC OMNIBUSES AND THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE AUTHORITY, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE BUS TERMINUS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NEW ID CARD SCHEME ENTERING FIFTH PHASE........................ 1

EASTERN DISTRICT HOSPITAL PROJECT UPGRADED .................... 1

EMPLOYERS REMINDED ABOUT REQUIRED INSURANCE.................... 2

MaCS HELP IMPROVE LIVING ENVIRONMENT .......................... 3

MORE PLACES FOR CRAFT COURSES ................................. 4

NEW TONNAGE RULES GAZETTED..................................... 5

FORESHORE, SEABED OFFERED FOR HELIPORT......................... 5

SITE AVAILABLE FOR SLAUGHTER HOUSE ............................ 6

VARIETY SHOW TO TOP FIGHT CRIME DRIVE.......................... 6

FUN AND ACTIVITY FOR ELDERLY .................................. 7

LANDS AND WORKS HOLDING SWIM GALA ............................. 7

SEMINAR ON ART ROOM FACILITIES ................................ 8

TINDERS SOUGHT FOR AIRPORT SHOPS .............................. 8

WATER PAUSE FOR MAINS WORK..................................... 8

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1983

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NEW ID CARD SCHEME ENTERING FIFTH PHASE * * * *

THE NEW IDENTITY CARD SCHEME WILL ENTER ITS FIFTH PHASE ON SEPTEMBER 12, THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THIS PHASE, WHICH WILL LAST UNTIL OCTOBER 29, IS AIMED AT MEN BORN IN 1959 AND 1958.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID ABOUT 128 OOO MEN ARE EXPECTED TO TURN UP FOR THEIR NEW ID CARDS WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

HE SAIDi +APART FROM THESE TWO AGE GROUPS, ANY MAN BORN BETWEEN 1964 AND I960 WHO IS STILL HOLDING THE OLD CARD IS ALSO ADVISED TO COME FORWARD DURING THIS PHASE.

+ IN FACT, THE PURPOSE OF SETTING ASIDE SEVEN WEEKS FOR THIS PHASE IS TO GIVE LATE-COMERS A SECOND CHANCE TO APPLY FOR NEW CARDS.

+THEIR OLD CARDS WILL BE DECLARED INVALID AT THE END OF THIS PHASE. AND ANYONE WHO IS FOUND TO BE HOLDING THE OLD CARD AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE WILL BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.+

HOWEVER, THOSE WHO ARE AWAY FROM HONG KONG DURING THE SPECIFIED PERIOD ARE NOT AFFECTED} BUT THEY SHOULD APPLY FOR A NEW CARD WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THEIR RETURN.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED APPLICANTS TO BRING ALONG THEIR OLD ID CARDS AND TO REPORT IN PERSON TO ANY OF THE EIGHT ISSUING OFFICES BETWEEN 8 AM AND 9.30 PM, MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS.

+THE PROCESSING OF AN APPLICATION WILL TAKE ABOUT HALF AN HOUR ONLY, AND APPLICANTS WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN AFTER 18 WORKING DAYS TO COLLECT THEIR NEW CARDS AND SURRENDER THEIR OLD ONES,* HE ADDED.

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EASTERN DISTRICT HOSPITAL PROJECT UPGRADED M * *

THE EASTERN DISTRICT HOSPITAL PROJECT HAS TAKEN AN IMPORTANT STEP FORWARD AS A RESULT OF CONCERTED EFFORTS BY VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THE PROJECT HAS BEEN UPGRADED FROM CATEGORY B TO CATEGORY AB TO ENABLE SITE INVESTIGATION AND DETAILED DESIGN WORK TO PROCEED.

♦IN FACT, SITE INVESTIGATION WORK IN CHAI WAN HAS ALREADY BEGUN AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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♦AT THE SAME TIME, GOVERNMENT ARCHITECTS HAVE ALSO BEEN WORKING ON THE DETAILED DESIGN OF WHAT WOULD BE A FULLY EQUIPPED GENERAL HOSPITAL TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE GROWING POPULATION IN THE DISTRICT.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT WOULD KEEP THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD FULLY BRIEFED ON DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS.

THE EASTERN DISTRICT HOSPITAL IS PLANNED ON THE BASIS OF AN ACUTE HOSPITAL PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF SPECIALISTS’ TREATMENT FACILITIES, INCLUDING PSYCHIATRY, A 24-HOUR ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICE, A NURSES TRAINING SCHOOL AND A SPECIALISTS’ OUTPATIENT CLINIC.

THE HOSPITAL COMPLEX IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION TOWARDS THE END OF THE DECADE. THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS FULLY AWARE OF THE NEED FOR STRENGTHENING MEDICAL FACILITIES IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT AND FULLY APPRECIATES THE CONCERN EXPRESSED BY VARIOUS GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS ON THE SUBJECT.

HE EMPHASISED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE ALL POSSIBLE MEASURES TO ENSURE THAT THE PROJECT IS COMPLETED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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EMPLOYERS REMINDED ABOUT REQUIRED INSURANCE

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LEGISLATION ON COMPULSORY INSURANCE FOR EMPLOYEES INJURED OR KILLED AT WORK WILL COME INTO OPERATION ON JANUARY 1, NEXT YEAR.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID THAT A NOTICE TO THIS EFFECT WAS PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

HE REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE REQUIRES AN EMPLOYER TO BE INSURED IN RESPECT OF ALL HIS EMPLOYEES FOR THE FULL AMOUNT OF HIS LIABILITIES FOR BOTH COMPENSATION UNDER THE ORDINANCE AND COMMON LAW DAMAGES FOR INJURIES AND DEATH AS A RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT AT WORK.

EMPLOYERS MUST BEAR THE FULL COST OF THEIR INSURANCE POLICIES AND ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DEDUCT THE COST FROM THE EARNINGS OF THEIR EMPLOYEES.

♦THE PURPOSE OF REQUIRING AN EMPLOYER TO TAKE OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY IS TO ENSURE THAT AN EMPLOYEE WHO IS INJURED OR KILLED AT WORK WOULD OBTAIN COMPENSATION TO WHICH HE IS ENTITLED UNDER THE ORDINANCE.

♦AN EMPLOYER WHO EMPLOYS ANYONE WITHOUT AN INSURANCE POLICY COMMITS AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE ON CONVICTION TO A MAXIMUM PENALTY CF $50 OOO AND IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS,* THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

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HAVING TAKEN OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY, THE SPOKESMAN CONTINUED, AN EMPLOYER MUST DISPLAY ON EACH OF THE PREMISES WHERE ANY EMPLOYEE IS EMPLOYED, A NOTICE, IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, GIVING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING THE POLICY:

M THE NAME OF THE EMPLOYER

K THE NAME OF THE INSURER

M THE POLICY NUMBER

* THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES INSURED AND

* THE EXTENT OF THE LIABILITY INSURED.

THE PENALTY FOR FAILING TO PUT UP THE NOTICE IS $10 000.

THIS NOTICE REQUIREMENT, HOWEVER, DOES NOT APPLY TO HOUSEHOLDS EMPLOYING DOMESTIC SERVANTS.

THE SPOKESMAN WENT ON TO SAY THAT UNDER THE ORDINANCE, OFFICERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT ARE EMPOWERED TO ENTER AND INSPECT PREMISES, OTHER THAN DOMESTIC PREMISES, TO TAKE COPIES OF RECORDS, AND TO REQUIRE INFORMATION TO BE GIVEN, FOR ENSURING THAT EMPLOYERS HAVE TAKEN OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

EMPLOYERS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO PRODUCE FOR INSPECTION THE POLICY INSURANCE AND OTHER DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THEIR EMPLOYEES ON RECEIVING A WRITTEN NOTICE FROM THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR.

ANY EMPLOYER WHO HAS ANY ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE ORDINANCE MAY CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT’S EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION DIVISION BY TELEPHONES 5-7955920, 3-688466 OR 0-4677776.

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MACS HELP IMPROVE LIVING ENVIRONMENT

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ABOUT 600 RESIDENTS OF KIM SHIN LANE IN SHAM SHU I PO WILL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) CELEBRATE THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 20 MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN THE AREA.

SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE KIM SHIN LANE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, THE CELEBRATION WILL BEGIN WITH A LION DANCE AT 3 PM IN FRONT OF THE LANE, TO BE FOLLOWED BY A DINNER PARTY IN THE EVENING.

LYING BETWEEN FUK WING STREET AND FUK WA STREET, KIM SHIN LANE IS A PRIVATE STREET MADE UP OF 21 TENEMENT BLOCKS WHICH HOUSE 828 UNITS WITH OVER 2 000 HOUSEHOLDS.

BECAUSE OF THEIR SPECIAL LAYOUT AND IMPROPER MANAGEMENT, THE BUILDINGS WERE ONCE A BLACKSPOT OF CRIME AND ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCE, A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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+THE BUILDINGS ALL SUFFERED FROM POOR MAINTENANCE, THE SURROUNDINGS WERE CONSTANTLY PLAGUED BY DEBRIS AND JUNKS, AND THE ROAD SURFACE WAS OFTEN OCCUPIED BY SELFISH TENANTS AND ILLEGAL HAWKERS,+ HE SAID.

WHEN THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN 1973, 20 MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES WERE FORMED IN KIM SHIN LANE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE FORMER SHAM SHU I PO CITY DISTRICT OFFICE TO PROMOTE SELF-MANAGEMENT AND NEIGHBOURLINESS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

OVER THE-PAST 10 YEARS, THE COMMITTEES HAVE TAKEN UP THE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES ..MD HELPED FOSTER COMMUNITY SPIRIT AMONG THE RESIDENTS.

♦THROUGH ORGANISING COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, THE COMMITTEES HAVE BECOME AN EFFECTIVE CHAIN_L OF COMMUNICATION AMONG THE RESIDENTS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦FACILITIES SUCH AS PUBLIC LIGHTINGS AND SECURITY GATES HAVE BEEN INSTALLED AND THE PAVEMENT AND DRAINPIPES REPAIRED.

♦CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT TO REMOVE REFUSE AND JUNKS FROM THE STAIRCASES, CORRIDORS AND ENTRANCE HALLS.

♦WITH THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SCHEME IN FULL SWING, THE KIM SHIN LANE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES HAVE ESTABLISHED CLOSE LINKS WITH THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD.

♦RESIDENTS CAN NOW LOOK FORWARD TO THE PROVISION OF MORE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND MORE COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD.+

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MORE PLACES FOR CRAFT COURSES

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ADDITIONAL PLACES FOR FULL-TIME CRAFT COURSES WILL BE OFFERED FOR THE 1983-84 ACADEMIC YEAR BY THE FIVE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES UNDER THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S MANAGEMENT.

MORE STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED FORM THREE WILL THUS BE ABLE TO RECEIVE TECHNICAL EDUCATION, A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE ADDITIONAL PLACES FOR COURSES IN ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, PRINTING, MARINE AND FABRICATION, CONSTRUCTION AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES.

THESE COURSES WILL START ON OCTOBER 3 AND WILL LEAD TO CRAFT CERTIFICATES.

APPLICATION FORMS AND GUIDES FOR THE COURSES ARE AVAILABLE FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO SEPTEMBER 16 AT ANY OF THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES — MORRISON HILL, KWAI CHUNG, HAKING WONG, KWUN TONG AND LEE WAI LEE.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE INSTITUTES BY SEPTEMBER 19.

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NEW TONNAGE RULES GAZETTED * * * *

NEW MERCHANT SHIPPING TONNAGE REGULATIONS, TO BRING HONG KONG’S SYSTEM OF TONNAGE MEASUREMENT FOR SHIPS INTO LINE WITH NEW INTERNATIONAL PRACTICES, ARE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY.

THE NEW INTERNATIONAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEM WAS INTRODUCED BY THE ♦INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON TONNAGE MEASUREMENT OF SHIPS 1969+, A MARINE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED TODAY.

THE CONVENTION IS LARGELY CONCERNED WITH TECHNICAL IMPROVEMENTS TO WORLD SHIPPING PRACTICES AND PROVIDES FOR A TRANSITIONAL PERIOD OF TWELVE YEARS, DURING WHICH A NEW SYSTEM OF MEASUREMENT WILL BE APPLIED ALONGSIDE THE PRESENT SYSTEM.

WITH EFFECT FROM JULY 15, 1994, THE UNIVERSAL SYSTEM OF TONNAGE MEASUREMENT WILL APPLY TO ALL SHIPS FLYING THE FLAGS OF CONTRACTING PARTIES.

THE MERCHANT SHIPPING (TONNAGE) REGULATIONS ARE BASED ON THE UNITED KINGDOM’S MERCHANT SHIPPING (TONNAGE) REGULATIONS AND REVOKE THE EXISTING MERCHANT SHIPPING (TONNAGE) REGULATIONS MADE IN 1968.

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FORESHORE, SEABED OFFERED FOR HELIPORT

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THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO GRANT A LEASE OF ABOUT 8 700 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED WEST OF THE EAST WAN CHAI FERRY PIER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PERMANENT HELIPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC OPERATIONS.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA OF FORESHORE AND SEABED AFFECTED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

ANY OBJECTIONS AND CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION SHOULD REACH THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

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

THE PLAN CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG AND AT THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, HONG KONG.

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SITE AVAILABLE FOR SLAUGHTER HOUSE

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THE LANDS DEPARTMENT WILL SHORTLY INVITE TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A SITE IN YUEN LONG FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SLAUGHTER HOUSE.

THE SITE, COVERING ABOUT 4 400 SQUARE METRES, IS SITUATED IN THE TUNG TAU INDUSTRIAL AREA.

THE TENANCY OF THE SITE WILL BE FIVE YEARS EXCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD.

THE SITE IS TO BE USED SPECIFICALLY FOR A SLAUGHTER HOUSE WHICH IS EXPECTED TO HAVE A DAILY HANDLING CAPACITY OF 700 TO 1 000 PIGS AND 100 CATTLE.

THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH ALL CONDITIONS RELATING TO SLAUGHTER HOUSE OPERATIONS, INCLUDING A REQUISITE LICENCE FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

PARTICULARS, INCLUDING TENDER FORMS, ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE FROM DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (YUEN LONG) FROM SEPTEMBER 16.

THE DEADLINE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS SEPTEMBER. 30.

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VARIETY SHOW TO TOP FIGHT CRIME DRIVE

K K £

A VARIETY SHOW WITH KUNG FU DEMONSTRATIONS AND SINGING PERFORMANCES WILL BE STAGED TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT ALDRICH VILLAGE IN SHAU KEI WAN TO MARK THE CLOSING OF A WEEK-LONG FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN.

THE 90-MINUTE SHOW, STARTING AT 8 PM, IS PART OF A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED DURING THE PAST WEEK FOR RESIDENTS OF TSIN SHUI MA TAU VILLAGE, ALDRICH TERRACE AND ALDRICH VILLAGE.

PERFORMERS IN THE VARIETY SHOW, TO BE HELD AT AN OPEN SPACE OUTSIDE THE FOK TAK TZE, WILL INCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL AND VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATIONS, AS WELL AS CHILDREN’S CHOIRS FROM LOCAL SCHOOLS.

ACTIVITIES HELD DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD INCLUDED DISTRIBUTION OF FIGHT CRIME PAMPHLETS, FILM SHOWS AND A FORUM.

THE CAMPAIGN WAS ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE POLICE, AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ADVICE ACTION COUNCIL TO EDUCATE RESIDENTS ON THEIR ROLES IN MAINTAINING LAW AND ORDER.

THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR C.C. WAN; THE SHAU KEI WAN DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, MR TONY CHAN; THE POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, MR HUNG CHIU-SUEN; AND THE CO-ORDINATOR OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD ADVICE ACTION COUNCIL, MR LAM HEUNG-SANG, WILL OFFICIATE AT TOMORROW’S CLOSING CEREMONY.

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FUN AND ACTIVITY FOR ELDERLY

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MORE THAN 5 OOO OLD PEOPLE IN YAU MA TEI WILL BE TREATED TO TWO WEEKS OF ENTERTAINING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE PROGRAMMES WILL INCLUDE A ROUND-THE-HARBOUR TOUR, AN EXCURSION TO THE NEW TERRITORIES, A VEGETARIAN LUNCH, A TELEMATCH AND FITNESS DAY, AND A CHINESE OPERA.

♦IN ORGANISING THESE ACTIVITIES FOR THE AGED. WE HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THEY ARE IN GREAT NEED OF ATTENTION AND CARE FROM YOUNG PEOPLE,+ THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ELDERLY FORTNIGHT ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LEE LIT-MAN, SAID.

♦THEY ALSO YEARN FOR A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND WE ARE TRYING TO PROVIDE SOME HEALTHY PASTIME TO HELP THEM KEEP IN PACE WITH SOCIETY,+ HE ADDED.

THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN SO WELL RECEIVED THAT ALL TICKETS TO THE VARIOUS EVENTS HAVE BEEN SNAPPED UP WITHIN A SHORT TIME, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WHICH CO-ORDINATED THE EVENT.

♦SIMILAR PROGRAMMES WILL BE ENCOURAGED AND ORGANISED IN FUTURE SO THAT MORE OLD PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO JOIN THE FUN,+ HE SAID.

THE ELDERLY FORTNIGHT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, HENRY G. LEONG YMT COMMUNITY CENTRE, AND YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

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THE LANDS AND WORKS GROUP OF DEPARTMENTS WILL BE HOLDING ITS FIRST ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA AT THE ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 4).

ABOUT 520 PERSONS WILL COMPETE IN 25 EVENTS.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY WILL BE A 4 X 50 METRES FREESTYLE INVITATION RELAY IN WHICH 13 GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ARE PARTICIPATING.

THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 2 PM.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE WINNERS BY MRS CHAN AND THE DIRECTORS OF THE LANDS AND WORKS GROUP OF DEPARTMENTS.

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SEMINAR ON ART ROOM FACILITIES

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THE ART SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL ORGANISE A SEMINAR ON THE APPLICATION OF ART ROOM FACILITIES FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL ART TEACHERS LATER THIS MONTH.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE IN CANTONESE, AND WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 24 AT THE DEPARTMENT’S CULTURAL CRAFTS CENTRE AT 4 PAK FUK ROAD, HONG KONG.

SCHOOL HEADS WISHING TO SEND TEACHERS TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE INSPECTOR (ART) AT THE CULTURAL CRAFTS CENTRE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT THE ART SECTION ON 5-621006.

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TENDERS SOUGHT FOR AIRPORT SHOPS * * * *

TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE TENANCIES OF TWO SHOP PREMISES, NOS. D9O3 AND D904 IN THE WEST DEPARTURES HALL OF THE PASSENGER TERMINAL, HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

THE TENANCIES WILL BE FOR THREE YEARS, STARTING ON OR ABOUT OCTOBER, 15.

THE SHOPS ARE FOR THE SALE OF OUTFITTERS AND EMBROIDERED GOODS AND CHINESE ARTS AND CRAFTS.

FORMS OF TENDER AND FURTHER PARTICULARS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE TREASURY ACCOUNTANT OF THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT, 10TH FLOOR, UNITED CENTRE, 95 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG, OR FROM THE ASSISTANT AIRPORT GENERAL MANAGER (COMMERCI AL AND PROPERTY) AT HONG KONG AIRPORT.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE PLACED IN THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT TENDER BOX ON THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (EAST WING), LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG BEFORE 12 NOON ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23.

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WATER PAUSE FOR MAINS WORK * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN WAN CHAI WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTS.

AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY KENNEDY ROAD, SPRING GARDEN LANE AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, INCLUDING RUTTONJEE SANATORIUM, SOUTH SIDE OF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST BETWEEN ST. FRANCIS STREET AND SPRING GARDEN LANE, AND 264 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WAN CHAI MARKET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 198?

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SOME CMB SERVICE AREAS STILL REVIEWED ........................... 1

ANTI-NARCOTICS EVENT DRAWS BIG CROWD  ........................... 1

AIRCRAFT CRASH-RESCUE EXERCISE TO BE HELD ....................... 2

BOARD TO DISCUSS MUI WO DEVELOPMENT ............................. 2

PUBLIC TOLD TO TAKE HOME PRECAUTIONS ............................ 3

ACAN GETS NEW YOUTH RECRUITS .................................... 4

SEMINAR ON TEACHING OF ENGLISH................................... 4

KWUN TONG PREPARING FOR MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION .................. 5

LAND SITES FOR AUCTION .......................................... 5

SAI KUNG MARKET STALLS FOR BIDDING .............................. 6

RESTAURANT OPEN TO TENDERS ....................................   7

PLB PROHIBITED ZONES IN TAI PO...............................     7

NEW SERVICE ROAD AT TSUEN WAN..................................   7

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1983

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SOME CMB SERVICE AREAS STILL REVIEWED

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO REVIEW THOSE AREAS OF PERFORMANCE OF CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY WHICH HAVE BEEN FOUND TO NEED FURTHER STRENGTHENING.

THE MAINTENANCE AND SPARE PARTS SUB-GROUPS IN THE REVIEW CF BUS OPERATIONS WILL BE RECONVENED IN 12 MONTHS’ TIME TO UNDERTAKE A FURTHER STUDY OF THESE TWO ASPECTS OF CMB SERVICE.

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS ENDORSED A RECOMMENDATION BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO RECONVENE THE SUB-GROUPS AS PART OF CONTINUING EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT THE BUS COMPANIES PROVIDE AN EFFICIENT SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

THE RECOMMENDATION WAS MADE IN TAC’S MEETING LAST MONTH WHEN THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERED REPORTS BY THE ROUTE DEVELOPMENT, DEPOTS, MAINTENANCE AND SPARE PARTS SUB-GROUPS ON CMB’S OPERATIONS.

THE REPORTS SHOWED THAT THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE IMPROVEMENT IN BUS SCHEDULES AND ADEQUATE PLANNING FOR ADDITIONAL DEPOT FACILITIES, BUT THAT THERE WAS LACK OF PROPER MAINTENANCE FACILITIES AND SOME WEAKNESS STILL IN MAINTENANCE AND STORE PROCEDURES.

THE MAINTENANCE SUB-GROUP.IS CHAIRED BY THE DIRECTOR OF. ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES, AND THE SPARE PARTS SUB-GROUP BY THE DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES. THE SUB-GROUPS COMPRISE PROFESSIONAL STAFF OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, GOVERNMENT SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT AS WELL AS THE BUS COMPANY, AND MEMBERS OF THE TAC.

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HUNDREDS OF WAH FU RESIDENTS, PARTICULARLY YOUNG CHILDREN, SPENT AN ENJOYABLE AND MEANINGFUL EVENING AT THE +ANTl-NARCOTICS YOUTH NIGHT+ IN THE ESTATE’S COMMUNITY HALL THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING.

THE EVENT NOT ONLY PROVIDED ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING IN THE ESTATE, BUT ALSO GAVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THE DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE S.A.R.D.A. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, THE WAH FU ESTATE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION AND THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, THE FUNCTION WAS THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF FOUR EVENTS HELD THIS YEAR IN SUPPORT OF THE TERRITORY-WIDE ANT I-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN.

THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (SOUTHERN), MR EDWARD YAU, SAID AT THE FUNCTION’S OPENING CEREMONY, THAT APART FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE PROVISION OF REHABILITATION FACILITIES, THE MOST EFFECTIVE WEAPON IN COMBATTING THE LOCAL DRUG PROBLEM WAS TO EDUCATE THE YOUNG GENERATION ON THE DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE.

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MR YAU COMMENDED THE EFFORTS MADE BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, IN ORGANISING THIS KIND OF HEALTHY AND MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WAH FU ESTATE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION, MR TANG CHOI-YUN, WHO ALSO SPOKE AT THE FUNCTION, URGED YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING IN THE ESTATE NOT TO YIELD TO THE TEMPTATION OF DRUGS.

THE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE NIGHT INCLUDED SINGING, MAGIC AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES AND A SHORT PLAY ON THE ANTINARCOTICS THEME STAGED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE S.A.R.D.A. ALUMNI " ASSOCIATION.

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AIRCRAFT CRASH-RESCUE EXERCISE TO BE HELD

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AN AIRCRAFT CRASH-RESCUE EXERCISE WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO PROVIDE CONTINUATION TRAINING AND FAMILIARISATION IN CRASH-RESCUE TECHNIQUES FOR ALL PARTIES WHO WOULD BE INVOLVED IN SUCH ACCIDENTS.

THE DATE AND TIME OF THE EXERCISE ARE BEING WITHHELD TO TEST THE ALERTNESS OF THESE PARTIES.

TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISE WILL BE STAFF OF THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT, FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT CIVIL AID SERVICES, AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE AIRLINE OPERATORS COMMITTEE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT SAID THAT INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC WOULD BE KEPT TO THE MINIMUM.

THE EXERCISE WILL INVOLVE THE MOVEMENT OF FIRE ENGINES, AMBULANCES AND POLICE VEHICLES TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS MUI WO DEVELOPMENT M M M M

ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE PROPOSED ROAD WORKS FOR STAGE 2 OF MUI WO DEVELOPMENT AT THEIR MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6).

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON A CAR PARK AND A TEMPORARY TURNAROUND AREA FOR BUSES AT THE JUNCTION OF CHI MA WAN ROAD AND SOUTH LANTAO ROAD, AND REVIEW HONG KONG’S TAXI POLICY.

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS BURIAL FACILITIES AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND A STREET OBSTRUCTION CLEARANCE EXERCISE WHICH WILL BE LAUNCHED LATER IN THE YEAR TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE DISTRICT.

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OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE QUARTERLY PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMITTEES, NAMING OF STREETS ON SOUTH LANTAO, AND THE ALLOCATION OF DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WHICH WILL START AT 2 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE 16TH FLOOR OF SINCERE BUILDING, 173 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

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THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR ROY HENRY, TODAY (SATURDAY) APPEALED TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO TAKE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT THEIR HOMES.

TO MOST PEOPLE HOME PROTECTION WOULD APPEAR TO BE A FAIRLY SIMPLE ACTION, BUT, SADLY, THERE WERE FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO STILL LIVED WITH THE ATTITUDE THAT NOTHING COULD EVER HAPPEN TO THEM, SAID MR HENRY.

”HOW WRONG THEY ARE AND WHAT A SHOCK THEY FACE WHEN SOMETHING DOES GO WRONG,” HE POINTED OUT.

MR HENRY WAS ADDRESSING THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ’HOME PROTECTION’ POSTER DESIGN EXHIBITION AT THE NEW WORLD CENTRE IN TSIM SHA TSUI THIS AFTERNOON.

”TO PROTECT YOUR HOME MEANS SAFEGUARDING THE WELL BEING OF YOUR FAMILY - PARTICULARLY THE YOUNG - AND TAKING SENSIBLE PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT THE LOSS OF YOUR PROPERTY,” MR HENRY EXPLAINED.

HE ADDED THAT HE COULD NOT EMPHASISE STRONGLY ENOUGH THE IMPORTANCE OF EVERYONE TAKING A FEW MINUTES OUT OF THEIR DAILY LIFE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES FROM THE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCE OF A BURGLARY THAT COULD HAD BEEN PREVENTED OR A FIRE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN AVERTED.

THE POSTERS DISPLAYED ARE SELECTED FROM ENTRIES OF A HOME PROTECTION DESIGN COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE VICTORIA JAYCEES. MORE THAN A HUNDRED ENTRIES WERE SUBMITTED AND MOST OF THEM WERE THE WORK OF JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS WHO DID WELL IN THE COMPETITION.

ALSO ON DISPLAY WERE A BOOTH MANNED BY THE POLICE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU SHOWING MODERN DEVICES IN COMBATTING CRIMES AND THE POLICE FIGHT YOUTH CRIME EXHIBITION CENTRE.

THE EXHIBITION WILL LAST UNTIL TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

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ACAN GETS NEW YOUTH RECRUITS

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THIRTY-ONE NEW RECRUITS OF THE YOUTH VOLUNTEER GROUP OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS WILL JOIN IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS, AFTER COMPLETING A TWO-DAY TRAINING COURSE.

THEY HAVE BEEN SELECTED FROM 600 APPLICANTS IN RESPONSE TO THE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN APRIL THIS YEAR, AND THEY INCREASE THE GROUP’S STRENGTH TO 53 IN ALL.

THEY ARE MADE UP OF SECRETARIES, NURSES, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE OFFICERS, TEACHERS, CLERKS, TECHNICIANS, SURVEYORS AND STUDENTS WITHIN THE AGE BRACKET OF 20 AND 28.

ALL HAVE A SPECIAL OBJECTIVE - A STRONG DETERMINATION TO HELP IN ANTI-NARCOTICS PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY WORK.

THEY ARE NOW TAKING PART IN A TWO-DAY TRAINING CAMP AT MARYKNOLL HOUSE IN STANLEY ORGANISED BY THE NARCOTICS DIVISION TODAY.

AT THE CAMP, THEY WILL ATTEND LECTURES ON DRUG EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY WORK, AND ENGAGE IN GROUP DISCUSSIONS AND MOCK ANT I-DRUG PUBLICITY PROJECTS.

THE YOUTH GROUP WAS FORMED IN SEPTEMBER 1981 AND HAS BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN HELPING ACAN IN VARIOUS PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY PROGRAMMES.

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SEMINAR ON TEACHING OF ENGLISH

* * *

A SEMINAR ON +MODERN TRENDS IN LANGUAGE TEACHING* WILL BE ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE ON SEPTEMBER 23 FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THE SEMINAR, WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, WILL FEATURE TALKS BY PROFESSOR H. WIDDOWSON, A PROFESSOR OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS OF THE INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.

SIXTY PLACES ARE AVAILABLE AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

SCHOOL HEADS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE BY SEPTEMBER 15.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT THE CENTRE ON 5-482537.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1983

KWUN TONG PREPARING FOR MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION *****

A LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION IS BEING HELD FOR RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS IN KWUN TONG TO PROMOTE THEIR INTEREST IN THE ART OF LANTERN DESIGN.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPSt THE STUDENT SECTION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS STUDYING IN KWUN TONG, AND THE OPEN SECTION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THOSE WHO WORK OR LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THE COMPETITION IS ONE OF A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT CULTURE AND RECREATION PROMOTION ASSOCIATION TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE LANTERN SHOULD BE LESS THAN ONE METRE ON ANY ONE SIDE AND CAN BE MADE OF ANY MATERIAL.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE THREE BEST ENTRIES IN EACH GROUP AND CONSOLATION PRIZES FOR THE OUTSTANDING ONES.

ALL THE LANTERNS WILL BE PUT ON DISPLAY AT THE DISTRICT’S MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL TO BE HELD AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATION GROUND ON SEPTEMBER 22.

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE IN THE KWUN TONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET, AND AT ITS SUB-OFFICES.

ENTRIES ALONG WITH THE FORMS SHOULD REACH THE DISTRICT OFFICE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15.

THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF LANTERNS SUBMITTED BY EACH PARTICIPANT.

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LAND SITES FOR AUCTION * * *

FOUR PIECES OF AUCTION IN THE CITY 2.30 PM.

CROWN LAND WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE AT HALL THEATRE ON SEPTEMBER 26, STARTING

THE FIRST SITE OF ABOUT 2 977 CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, LAI CHI KOK, GODOWN PURPOSES.

SQUARE METRES, SITUATED IS FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR

AT

THE SECOND SITE OF ABOUT 935 SQUARE METRES IN SHA TIN IS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SINGLE DETACHED PRIVATE

AN

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NEW DWELL I NG

TOWN, HOUSE

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THE LAST TWO ARE PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL LOTS IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN AND CHEUNG SHA, LANTAU ISLAND. ONE MEASURES ABOUT 10 240 SQUARE METRES AND THE OTHER 3 625 SQUARE METRES.

MEANWHILE, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FROM REGISTERED OWNERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS A AND B) FOR FOUR NON-INDUSTRIAL SITES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

TWO OF THE SITES ARE IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN. THEY ARE OF ABOUT 331 AND 1 930 SQUARE METRES.

THE THIRD SITE, WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 1 302 SQUARE METRES, IS IN TAI PO NEAR TAI PO OLD MARKET.

THE LAST LOT IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN MEASURES ABOUT 1 287 SQUARE METRES.

FULL PARTICULARS AND SALE CONDITIONS OF THE EIGHT SITES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND PLANS INSPECTED AT, THE SURVEY DIVISION OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, GROUND FLOOR; THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON WEST, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 10TH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN, TUEN MUN, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, TAI PO, NORTH, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

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SAI KUNG MARKET STALLS FOR BIDDING

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TWENTY-ONE STALLS AT THE TUI MIN HOI MARKET IN SAI KUNG WILL EE PUT UP FOR PUBLIC BIDDING ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8).

THE BIDDING WILL START AT 10 AM AT THE OFFICE OF THE SAI KUNG RURAL COMMITTEE AT 1, PO TUNG ROAD, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

ELEVEN OF THE STALLS ARE FOR WET GOODS, EIGHT FOR DRY GOODS, ONE FOR MEAT AND THE REMAINING ONE FOR FISH, WITH THE UPSET MONTHLY RENTALS RANGING FROM $360 TO $800.

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MAY START BUSINESS ON OCTOBER 1 ON A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT, AND ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE RENT QUARTERLY.

BIDDERS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING ALONG THEIR IDENTITY CARDS AND FIVE PHOTOGRAPHS.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE SAI KUNG URBAN SERVICES OFFICE ON TELEPHONE 3-2813707.

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RESTAURANT OPEN TO TENDERS

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TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE OPERATION OF THE GENERAL RESTAURANT AT THE FANLING PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX.

THE POOL COMPLEX RECORDED MORE THAN 220 000 BATHERS LAST YEAR.

TWO SQUASH COURTS AND A RECREATIONAL GROUND WITH A SMALL REST GARDEN NEXT TO THE COMPLEX ALSO ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF VISITORS.

THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER MAY START BUSINESS ON DECEMBER 1 ON A TWO-YEAR CONTRACT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

TENDER FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE RECREATION AND AMENITIES SECTION OF THE NORTH URBAN SERVICES OFFICE AT GARAGi- NO. 1, GROUND FLOOR, TAI YUEN ESTATE, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO.

COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE NTSD HEADQUARTERS ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF AUSTIN CENTRE, 19-23 AUSTIN AVENUE, TSIM SHA TSUI, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30 (FRIDAY).

FURTHER ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE RECREATION AND AMENITIES SECTION OF THE NORTH URBAN SERVICES OFFICE. ON TELEPHONE 0-6571043. -------------------------------o-------

PLB PROHIBITED ZONES IN TAI PO * * *

FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 5), THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES TO ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES EXCEPT THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE AUTHORITY:

* THE ACCESS ROAD TO WUN YIU;

* THE ACCESS ROAD TO TAI PO TAU»

* THE SECTION OF PAK SHING STREET WEST Or ITS JUNCTION WITH SUI ON STREET;

* THE SECTION OF TING KOK ROAD NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH ROAD DI; AND

* THE SECTION OF ROAD D3 NORTH OF ITS JUnCTiON WITH TAI PO ROAD (YUEN CHAU TSAI).

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NEW SERVICE ROAD AT TSUEN WAN * * *

A NEW SERVICE ROAD LEADING TO THE NEW CARGO WORKING AREA, SOUTH OF YUER TUN CIRCUIT AND THE TSUEN WAN FERRY PIER BUS TERMINUS. WILL BE OPENED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FROM M N AY (SEPTEMBER 5).

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4» 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION VITAL — ACTING GOVERNOR ....... 1

WORK ON COASTAL HIGHWAY PROGRESSING .................... 2

WORKSHOPS ON REMEDIAL TEACHING.......................... 3

ANTI-DRUGS BEACH CONCERT ............................... 4

500 TAKE PART IN SWIMMING GALA ......................... 5

EXHIBITION ON NT CLEANING CAMPAIGN ..................... 5

NEW PIER AT CHEUNG SHA WAN ............................. 6

ENTRIES FOR TENNIS COMPETITION INVITED ................. 6

ABERDEEN TUNNEL TO BE CLOSED FOR SIGNAL TEST ........... 7

RE-OPENING OF SOMERSET ROAD ............................ 7

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1983

QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION VITAL — ACTING GOVERNOR * * * *

THE QUALITY OF MATERIAL TO BE COMMUNICATED WAS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT IN A DAY AND AGE WHEN PEOPLE WERE SO EXPOSED -- AND SOMETIMES SO VULNERABLE — TO THE CONFUSING INFLUENCE OF CATCH PHRASES AND MEANINGLESS SLOGANS REPETITIVELY THROWN AT US THROUGH A MULTITUDE OF CHANNELS, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, SAID THIS EVENING.

MODERN COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY DID NOT INTERPRET, OR ANALYSE, INFORMATION, BUT MERELY PASSED IT ON WITH MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY. AND THE COST WAS NOT INCONSIDERABLE, HE SAID.

THERE WAS LITTLE POINT IN DEVELOPING HIGH SPEED TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS IF THE INFORMATION TRANSMITTED WAS BADLY ORGANISED AND WRITTEN UP: IT WOULD SIMPLY CAUSE EMBARRASSING MISUNDERSTANDINGS AND EXPENSIVE MISTAKES, TO THE EXTENT THAT THE MATERIAL TRANSMITTED INFLUENCES DECISIONS BY THE RECEIVER.

♦THUS, PERHAPS IRONICALLY, THE IMPORTANCE OF WRITING SKILLS HAS ASSUMED A NEW SIGNIFICANCE IN THIS AGE OF MODERN COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY,+ SIR PHILIP ADDED.

THE ACTING GOVERNOR WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SIXTH ASIA-PACIFIC LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR AT THE FURAMA HOTEL.

SIR PHILIP NOTED THAT THE SEMINAR WAS BEING HELD +TO EXCHANGE AND ACQUIRE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AND KNOW-HOW AND TO DISCUSS WAYS AND MEANS OF DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES,* AND SAID THAT A BASIC REQUIREMENT FOR SUCCESS IN THESE TWO AREAS OF MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP WAS UNDERSTANDING.

+AND THAT MEANS THE AVAILABILITY OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND PROPER USE OF THEM,* HE ADDED.

SIR PHILIP SAID HE CHOSE TO SPEAK ON THE SUBJECT OF COMMUNICATIONS AS 1983 HAD BEEN DESIGNATED +WORLD COMMUNICATIONS YEAR* BY THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

HE TOLD THE DELEGATES THAT THE AVAILABILITY OF EXCELLENT COMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES HAD BEEN A MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN THE EMERGENCE OF HONG KONG AS A CITY WITH INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS AND A DIVERSIFIED ECONOMY.

THESE FACILITIES WERE BEING PROVIDED BY CABLE AND WIRELESS (HK) LTD. WHICH OPERATES INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES-BY THE HONG KONG TELEPHONE COMPANY LTD. WHICH PROVIDES THE LOCAL PUBLIC TELEPHONE NETWORK, AND BY THE POST OFFICE, WHICH ARRANGES THE CONVEYANCE OF THE WRITTEN WORD IN ALL ITS VARIED FORMS TO ALL CORNERS OF THE GLOBE.

SIR PHILIP SAID HONG KONG WAS NOW RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TELECOMMUNICATIONS CENTRES IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.

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ON THE NEED FOR WRITING SKILLS, SIR PHILIP SAID AS CHIEF SECRETARY, HE HAD TO DEAL WITH, AND ORGANISE A CONTINUOUS FLOW CF CORRESPONDENCE AND INFORMATION ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, AND HAD ALSO TO DECIDE HOW TO RESPOND TO IT.

SIR PHILIP SAID HE SOUGHT TO PUT INTO PRACTICE THREE PRINCIPLES, AND OFFERED THEM FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THE SEMINAR.

HE SAID 1

♦FIRST, THERE IS THE PRINCIPLE OF CLARITY: IN OTHER WORDS, BEFORE PUTTING PEN TO PAPER, MAKE SURE YOU ARE QUITE CLEAR WHAT THOUGHTS YOU WISH TO CONVEY. IS YOUR MESSAGE CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS? HAVE YOU IDENTIFIED THE KEY ISSUES? HAVE YOU TOTALLY MINIMISED THE RISK OF MISUNDERSTANDING AT THE RECEIVING END -- AND THE RISK OF MISUNDERSTANDING IS PROBABLY GREATER THE MORE DISTANT IS THE RECEIVER? IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT, DICTATE OR WRITE UP A DRAFT AND WORK OVER IT BEFORE HAVING IT FAIRED FOR DESPATCH.

♦SECOND, THERE IS THE PRINCIPLE OF ECONOMY: IN OTHER WORDS, ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE CUT OUT ALL UNNECESSARY VERBIAGE. REMEMBER, INTERNATIONAL TELEX MESSAGES AND TELEPHONE CALLS ARE EXPENSIVE. SET OUT WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY WITH TOTAL PRECISION AND CLARITY-MUDDLED LANGUAGE SIMPLY REFLECTS MUDDLED MINDS. IF YOU CANNOT UNSCRAMBLE YOUR LANGUAGE, GO BACK AND RE-ANALYSE THE ISSUES-YOU MAY HAVE FAILED TO UNDERSTAND THEM.

♦FINALLY, THERE IS THE PRINCIPLE OF KINDLY CONSIDERATION: IN OTHER WORDS, DO NOT NEGLECT THE RECIPIENT. CHOOSE A FORM OF WORDS BEST SUITED TO HIM OR TO HER. DO NOT ASSUME NON-EXISTENT KNOWLEDGE. BE DIPLOMATIC: REMEMBER, A TELEX MESSAGE FOR INSTANCE, IS ON THE RECORD FOR ALL TO SEE. HAVE REGARD TO POSSIBLE LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES.+

♦IN SUMMARY, IN THIS YEAR OF WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, WE MUST MAKE SURE WE ARE READY FOR THE CHALLENGE OF MODERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,* SIR PHILIP STRESSED.

♦SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS ARE TO BE GAINED FROM ITS APPLICATION, BUT ONLY IF WE WORK ALL THE HARDER PROPERLY TO UTILISE ITS ADVANTAGES.♦

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WORK ON COASTAL

HIGHWAY PROGRESSING * * *

WORK ON THE $608 MILLION SHA TIN - TAI PO COASTAL HIGHWAY IS PROGRESSING STEADILY, WITH ABOUT 55 PER CENT OF THE PROJECT BEING COMPLETED.

DISCLOSING THIS TODAY, THE ACTING PROJECT MANAGER OF THE TAI PO AND FANLING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, MR ROBERT HANNA, SAID THAT THE DREDGING OF THREE MILLION CUBIC METRES OF MARINE DEPOSITS HAD BEEN COMPLETED, AND THAT 3.5 MILLION CUBIC METRES OUT OF FIVE MILLION CUBIC METRES OF UNDERWATER FILLING HAD BEEN PLACED.

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THE SEVEN-KILOMETRE, DUAL THREE-LANE HIGHWAY, WHICH RUNS FROM THE NORTHERN TIP OF SHA TIN TO TAI PO NEW TOWN, IS DESIGNED TO COPE WITH THE INCREASE IN TRAFFIC CAPACITY EXPECTED FOLLOWING THE OPENING IN STAGES OF THE NEW TERRITORIES TRUNK ROAD SYSTEM.

THE NEW HIGHWAY IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN EARLY 1985.

IT IS BEING BUILT ON A RECLAIMED EMBANKMENT AT PAK SHEK KOK ALONGSIDE THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY TRACKS AND IS CONNECTED TO EXISTING ROADS AT EACH END BY MEANS OF GRADE-SEPARATED INTERCHANGES.

ON THE SEAWARD SIDE OF THE CARRIAGEWAY A CYCLE TRACK-FOOTPATH. ABOUT FOUR METRES IN WIDTH, IS BEING CONSTRUCTED. IT WILL BE SEPARATED FROM THE CARRIAGEWAY BY A SAFETY FENCE AND IN SOME PLACES WILL BE AT A DIFFERENT LEVEL.

UNDERPASSES BENEATH THE TRUNK ROAD WILL CONNECT THE CYCLE TRACK-FOOTPATH TO THE LANDWARD SIDE OF THE ROAD AT FOUR LOCATIONS.

♦WORK ON ONE UNDERPASS HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND FOUR OF THE NINE PERMANENT CONCRETE BRIDGES HAVE BEEN BUILT AND IWO MORE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCT I ON,+ HE SAID.

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WORKSHOPS ON REMEDIAL TEACHING * * * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE WILL ORGANISE FIVE IDENTICAL WORKSHOPS ON REMEDIAL TEACHING IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH OF JUNIOR SECONDARY FORMS.

EACH WORKSHOP WILL CONSIST OF THREE MEETINGS TO BE HELD EITHER AT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE, 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG OR AT ITS KOWLOON OFFICE AT MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

THE WORKSHOPS WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE TEACHING OF COMPREHENSION AND COMPOSITION IN REMEDIAL CLASSES. SUGGESTIONS ON THE TEACHING OF LISTENING AND ORAL SKILLS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO DESIGN TEACHING MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR USE IN THEIR OWN CLASSES.

EACH WORKSHOP WILL BE LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS, AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE BY SEPTEMBER 20.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE CENTRE ON 5-482537.

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ANTI-DRUGS BEACH CONCERT * * * *

A LARGE NUMBER OF LOCAL RESIDENTS, BATHERS AND WEEKEND VISITORS CROWDED THE TUNG WAN BEACH ON CHEUNG CHAU TODAY (SUNDAY) TO ENJOY A TWO-HOUR ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL CONCERT FEATURING SONGS AND DRAMAS TO DRIVE HOME THE ANTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGE.

PERFORMED BY POPULAR DISC-JOCKEYS AND TV PERSONALITIES, THE LARGE-SCALE BEACH CONCERT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ANT I-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN BEING LAUNCHED TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE EVIL EFFECTS OF DRUGS.

OTHER EVENTS OF THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDE ESSAY-WRITING, COLOURING AND CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITIONS WHICH WERE HELD EARLIER THIS YEAR FOR BOTH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT. WINNING ENTRIES WERE PUT ON DISPLAY TODAY.

SPEAKING AT A PR IZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY BEFORE THE CONCERT, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM YAP, SAID THAT TUNG WAN - A POPULAR HOLIDAY RESORT ON THE ISLAND - WAS SPECIALLY CHOSEN FOR THE CONCERT SO THAT THE ANT I-NARCOTICS MESSAGES COULD BE WIDELY SPREAD TO THE ISLANDERS AND TO THE PUBLIC ON A TERRITORY-WIDE BASE.

THE CONCERT, BROADCAST LIVE ON RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, COULD EASILY REACH THE DIFFERENT SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY, HE SAID.

MR YAP SAID HE HOPED THAT THROUGH THE PERFORMANCES DESIGNED TO BUILD UP A HEALTHY, ENERGETIC IMAGE AND EXAMPLE FOR YOUTHS TO FOLLOW, THE YOUNG GENERATION WOULD BE DISSUADED FROM TAKING DRUGS.

IN THE AFTERNOON, AN ANT I-NARCOTICS PHOTO EXHIBITION WAS STAGED AT THE CHEUNG CHAU PUBLIC PIER AND ON A LAUNCH BERTHED ALONGSIDE.

THE DISPLAY MATERIALS WERE PROVIDED BY THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE AND THE SOCIETY FOR THE AID AND REHABILITATION OF DRUG ABUSERS (SARDA).

THE CAMPAIGN WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, AND THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ANT I-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS AT TODAY’S PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY INCLUDED THE ACTING.COMM ISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR LAM KAM-KWONG; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR KWONG PI NG-YAU; AND THE HEAD OF THE CHINESE SERVICE PROGRAMME OF RTHK, MR CHU PUI-HING.

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500 TAKE PART IN SWIMMING GALA * * *

MORE THAN 500 STAFF OF THE LANDS AND WORKS GROUP OF DEPARTMENTS TOOK PART IN THE FIRST ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA AT ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX TODAY.

KEEN COMPETITION WITH CLOSE FINISHES IN A NUMBER OF EVENTS AND ENCOURAGEMENT FROM SPECTATORS HELPED MAKE THE GALA A SUCCESS.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY’S EVENTS WAS THE 4 X 50 METRES INVITATION RELAY WHICH ATTRACTED TOP SWIMMERS FROM EIGHT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, SAID THAT THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT HAD HELD 15 SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL SWIMMING GALAS BEFORE IT WAS DEFEDERALISED LAST YEAR.

♦ALTHOUGH THIS IS THE FIRST SWIMMING GALA OF THE LANDS AND WORKS GROUP OF DEPARTMENTS, IT HAS BEEN RECOGNISED AS AN IMPORTANT ANNUAL FUNCTION OF THE GROUP,♦ HE SAID.

♦BOTH SPECTATORS AND PARTICIPANTS HAVE A CHANCE TO FORGET THEIR DAY TO DAY CHORES, RELAX AND INDULGE THEMSELVES IN THIS FESTIVE EVENT.+

AT THE END OF THE DAY, PRIZES WERE PRESENTED TO WINNERS BY MRS CHAN AND THE DIRECTORS OF THE SIX DEPARTMENTS.

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THE WORK OF THE CURRENT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE PUBLIC AT AN EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN TAI PO FROM FRIDAY TO MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9 TO 12).

THE FOUR-DAY EXHIBITION, ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD AT THE EXHIBITION HALL OF THE TAI PO COMMUNITY CENTRE AT HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM DAILY, AND ADMISSION IS FREE.

IT WAS HOPED THAT THE EXHIBITION WOULD MAKE THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, AN NTSD SPOKESMAN SAID.

TWO SIMILAR EXHIBITIONS WERE HELD IN TSUEN WAN AND YUEN LONG LAST YEAR WITH ENCOURAGING RESULTS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THROUGH AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS, VISITORS WILL GAIN AN INSIGHT INTO THE DEPARTMENT’S CLEAN-UP EFFORTS, TREE-PLANTING PROGRAMME, ANTI-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN AND OTHER OPERATIONS TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

MEANWHILE, SPECIAL LETTERS HAD BEEN SENT TO ALL SCHOOL PRINCIPALS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES TO ENCOURAGE YOUNGSTERS TO ATTEND THE EXHIBITION, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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NEW PIER AT CHEUNG SHA WAN

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THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 80 l-ETRES OF SEAWALL AND AN ABATTOIR PIER AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN RECLAMATION.

THE CONTRACT ALSO INCLUDES THE PAVING OF THE AREA BEHIND THE NEW SEAWALL.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE SEAWALL AND THE FORMED AREA WILL INITIALLY BE USED FOR UNLOADING PRODUCE FOR DELIVERY TO THE EXISTING CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE POULTRY AND IMPORTED VEGETABLE MARKETS. EVENTUALLY THEY WILL FORM PART OF A PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREA.

THE NEW ABATTOIR PIER, TO BE LOCATED AT THE NEW SEAWALL, WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING PIER WHICH WILL BE DEMOLISHED IN LATE 1984.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 10 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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ENTRIES FOR TENNIS COMPETITION INVITED X X X X

TENNIS BEGINNERS ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN AN OPEN COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN SHA TIN.

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT TENNIS COMPETITION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TENNIS COURTS OF YUEN WO ROAD PLAYGROUND IN SHA TIN ON TWO CONSECUTIVE SATURDAY AFTERNOONS — SEPTEMBER 17 AND 24.

THE COMPETITION, ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, IS AIMED AT GENERATING MORE INTEREST IN THE SPORT AND RAISING THE STANDARD OF THE PLAYERS.

THE TOURNAMENT IS DIVIDED INTO MAN’S AND WOMAN’S SINGLES, AND IS OPEN TO YOUNGSTERS AT THE AGE OF 15 OR ABOVE.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SHA TIN URBAN SERVICES OFFICE AT THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR OF LEK YUEN COMMUNITY HALL AT LEK YUEN ESTATE, SHA TIN, AND THE OFFICES OF YUEN WO ROAD PLAYGROUND AND THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SQUASH COURTS.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THESE PLACES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 9 (FRIDAY), AN NTSD SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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ABERDEEN TUNNEL TO BE CLOSED FOR SIGNAL TEST

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THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN O.3O AM AND 5.30 AM ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6 AND 7) FOR TESTS ON THE COMPUTER AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC MAY USE NAM FUNG ROAD WHILE SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC MAY USE STUBBS ROAD.

MAXICAB ROUTE 4 AND CMB ROUTES 38 AND 72 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA NAM FUNG ROAD, DEEP WATER BAY ROAD, WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD AND STUBBS ROAD.

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RE-OPENING OF SOMERSET ROAD * X * X

FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 6), SOMERSET ROAD AT ITS JUNCTION WITH WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE RE-OPENED TO TRAFFIC AFTER THE COMPLETION OF PHASE I CONSTRUCTION OF THE CORNWALL STREET-WATERLOO ROAD-JUNCTION ROAD GRADE-SEPARATED INTERCHANGE.

THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE RE-OPENING:-

* SOMERSET ROAD BETWEEN DEVON ROAD AND WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE ROUTED TWO WAYSj

M DEVON ROAD BETWEEN DORSET CRESCENT AND SOMERSET ROAD WILL BE ROUTED TWO WAYSi

* ALL PARKING SPACES ALONG SOMERSET ROAD WILL BE RE-INSTATED.

TO FACILITATE PHASE II OF THE CONSTRUCTION WORK, THE BUS STOP ON NORTHBOUND WATERLOO ROAD BETWEEN JUNCTION ROAD AND DORSET CRESCENT FOR ROUTES 70, 72M AND 170 WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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MONLAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MONETARY STATISTICS FOR JULY ................................... 1

village improvement works STARTING SOON ........................ 3

THREE MORE PUMPING STATIONS FOR KOWLOON ........................ 4

MINISTER OF STATE TO VISIT HONG KONG ........................... 4

CAS HAS OWN 'FITNESS CENTRE' ................................... 5

SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS .......................................... 5

ENTRIES INVITED FOR ARCHERY CONTEST ............................ 6

WATER STORAGE FIGURES .......................................... 6

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MONETARY STATISTICS FOR JULY

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THERE WAS A CONTRACTION IN THE NARROWLY DEFINED MONEY SUPPLY (Ml) IN JULY OF THIS YEAR, BUT THE BROADEST MEASURE (M3) DISPLAYED SUBSTANTIAL GROWTH, INCLUDING AN INCREASE IN THE HK$ COMPONENT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SIX MONTHS, ACCORDING TO MONETARY STATISTICS FOR THE MONTH PUBLISHED TODAY.

TOTAL LOANS AND ADVANCES GREW MORE RAPIDLY IN JULY THAN IN JUNE. WITHIN THE TOTAL THERE WAS A FALL IN LENDING TO FINANCE HONG KONG’S VISIBLE TRADE, WHILE OTHER LENDING FOR USE IN HONG KONG CONTINUED TO EXPAND.

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

THE HK® MONEY SUPPLY ON THE NARROWEST DEFINITION, HK®M1, FELL BY 0.5 PER CENT IN JULY, FOLLOWING A RISE OF 1.4 PER CENT IN JUNE.

HK® MONEY SUPPLY ON THE BROADER DEFINITIONS, HK$M2 AND HK$M3, INCREASED BY 2.7 PER CENT AND 2.8 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, FOLLOWING THE CORRESPONDING 1.3 PER CENT RISE AND 0.2 PER CENT FALL IN JUNE.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, HK®M1 GREW BY 0.1 PER CENT, HK$M2 BY 3.4 PER CENT AND HK&M3 BY 1.5 PER CENT.

OVER TWELVE MONTHS, THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES WERE 12.0 PER CENT, 16.4 PER CENT AND 4.8 PER CENT.

IF FOREIGN CURRENCY +SWAP+ DEPOSITS, WHICH SHOULD FOR MOST ANALYTICAL PURPOSES BE REGARDED AS HK® DEPOSITS, WERE INCLUDED IN THE HK® MONEY SUPPLY SERIES, IT IS LIKELY THAT THE BROADER MEASURES, HKSM2 AND HK®M3, WOULD EXHIBIT CONSIDERABLY STRONGER GROWTH OVER THE PAST YEAR.

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL Ml FELL BY 4.0 PER CENT IN JULY, FOLLOWING A RISE OF 5.9 PER CENT IN JUNE. TOTAL M2 AND TOTAL M3 INCREASED BY 2.8 PER CENT AND 2.9 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, FOLLOWING INCREASES OF 2.8 PER CENT AND 1.9 PER CENT IN JUNE.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, TOTAL Ml, M2 AND M3 INCREASED BY 1.5 PER CENT, 8.1 PER CENT AND 6.9 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

OVER TWELVE MONTHS, THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES WERE tO.8 PER CENT, 37.2 PER CENT AND 26.9 PrR CENT,

DEPOSITS

HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 2.9 PER CENT IN JULY, FOLLOWING A FALL OF 0.1 PER CENT IN JUNE. Ao molCATED ABOVE, THIS WAS THE FIRST MONTHLY INCREASE SINCE JANUARY.

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FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW BY 3.4 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A RISE OF 4.5 PER CENT IN JUNE. AFTER ADJUSTMENT FOR THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR OVER THE MONTH, THE INCREASE IN JULY WAS ABOUT TWO PER CENT.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, THE GROWTH RATES OF HONG KONG DOLLAR AND FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS WERE 1.9 PER CENT AND 14.6 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, AND OVER TWELVE MONTHS 4.4 PER CENT AND 67.0 PER CENT. THIS SPLIT IS DISTORTED BY SWAP TRANSACTIONS, AS EXPLAINED ABOVE.

THERE WAS A FURTHER REDUCTION IN DEPOSITS HELD WITH REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, AS THREE SUCH COMPANIES TOOK UP THEIR NEW LICENSED STATUS IN JULY AND THE REGISTRATIONS OF A FURTHER FOUR COMPANIES WERE REVOKED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES AT THEIR OWN REQUEST.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

TOTAL LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY 1.4 PER CENT IN JULY, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 0.7 PER CENT IN JUNE.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, THEY ROSE BY 4.6 PER CENT AND OVER TWELVE MONTHS BY 23.2 PER CENT.

LOANS TO FINANCE HONG KONG’S VISIBLE TRADE FELL BY 1.0 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A FRACTIONAL FALL IN JUNE, BUT OVER THREE MONTHS THEY RECORDED AN INCREASE OF 3.4 PER CENT.

OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 1.3 PER CENT IN JULY AFTER A RISE OF 1.1 PER CENT IN JUNE. OVER THREE MONTHS THE GROWTH RATE WAS 3.7 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY POSITIONS

THE NET SPOT FOREIGN CURRENCY POSITION OF THE MONETARY SECTOR AT THE END OF JULY WAS A LIABILITY OF $25.4 BILLION, COMPARED WITH ONE OF $26.8 BILLION AT THE END OF JUNE.

BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES HAD NET FOREIGN CURRENCY LIABILITIES OF $17.2 BILLION AND $8.2 BILLION RESPECTIVELY.

STATISTICS COLLECTED (ON THE BASIS OF SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS) BY THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING AND DEPOSIT-TAKI NG COMPANIES SHOW THAT THE MONETARY SECTOR HAD, AT THE END OF JULY, NET SPOT FOREIGN CURRENCY LIABILITIES OF $26.3 BILLION, WHICH WERE MORE THAN COVERED BY NET FORWARD FOREIGN CURRENCY ASSETS OF $47.4 BILLION.

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LIQUIDITY RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 18 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS FELL MARGINALLY IN JULY, TO 48 8 PER CENT FROM 49.1 PER CENT IN JUNE. THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 24A OF THE DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE) FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES WAS VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED, AT 62.9 PER CENT.

NUMBERS OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 132. THE NUMBER OF LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES INCREASED BY THREE TO 29 AND THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL BY SEVEN TO 319.

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VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT WORKS STARTING SOON

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TENDERS ARE BEING SOUGHT BY THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO TIN SAM VILLAGE AS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHA TIN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT WORK ON THE PROJECT WOULD INCLUDE THE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ACCESS TO TIN SAM VILLAGE AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE ROAD AND TWO CAR PARKS IN THE VILLAGE.

OTHER FACILITIES, SUCH AS CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS, SITTING-OUT AREAS AND A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT WILL BE PROVIDED AND SURFACE WATER DRAINAGE, WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE WILL BE IMPROVED UNDER THE PROJECT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID, + IT ALSO INCLUDES THE FORMATION OF ADDITIONAL PLATFORMS TO PROVIDE SITES FOR UP TO 111 ADDITIONAL VILLAGE HOUSES TO ALLOW FURTHER VILLAGE EXPANSION.

♦EXISTING TREES WILL BE RETAINED WHERE POSSIBLE AND THE AREA WILL BE LANDSCAPED TO GIVE A PLEASANT LIVING ENVIRONMENT.+

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE PROJECT WAS THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE SERVICES AND TO GENERALLY IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT IN AN EXISTING VILLAGE.

HE SAID, +THE AIM IS TO RETAIN THE ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS AND ATMOSPHERE OF A VILLAGE WHILE PROVIDING VILLAGERS WITH THE FACILITIES ENJOYED BY OTHER RESIDENTS OF THE NEW TOWN.

♦IN PLANNING THIS PILOT VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME PARTICULAR ATTENTION HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE WISHES OF THE VILLAGERS WHO ARE THE PERSONS MOST CLOSELY AFFECTED BY THE PROJECT.*

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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THREE MORE PUMPING STATIONS FOR KOWLOON * * * *

THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE PUMPING STATIONS AND SEWERS IN KOWLOON EAST AS PART OF A SCHEME TO IMPROVE THE WATER QUALITY IN KAI TAK NULLAH AND KOWLOON BAY TYPHOON SHELTER.

AT PRESENT, POLLUTED WATER IN KOWLOON EAST IS DISCHARGED INTO THE TYPHOON SHELTER AT KOWLOON BAY VIA KAI TAK NULLAH AND OTHER STORM WATER DRAINS IN THE AREA.

ON COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT, THE POLLUTED FLOW IN KAI TAK NULLAH AND ITS BRANCHES WILL BE INTERCEPTED AND DIVERTED THROUGH PUMPING INTO THE EXISTING FOUL SEWERAGE SYSTEM FOR PROPER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL, THUS IMPROVING THE WATER CONDITIONS OF THE NULLAH AND THE TYPHOON SHELTER.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE SEWAGE PUMPING STATIONS AND SEWERS AT THE EAST CORNER OF THE AIR CARGO COMPLEX BUILDING IN KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION, AT SZE MEI STREET AND YUK KWAN STREET IN SAN PO KONG.

WORK WILL START AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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MINISTER OF STATE TO VISIT HONG KONG

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MR RICHARD LUCE, MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, WILL VISIT SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 20 AND 28.

THIS WILL BE HIS FIRST VISIT TO THE REGION AS A MINISTER.

WHILE IN HONG KONG, HE WILL HAVE TALKS WITH THE GOVERNOR AND SENIOR OFFICIALS AND WILL MEET MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, OTHER REPRESENTATIVE GROUPS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.

AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF VISITS IS BEING ARRANGED IN ORDER TO BRING THE MINISTER UP-TO-DATE WITH DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TERRITORY.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1983

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

CAS HAS OWN ’FITNESS CENTRE’

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A FITNESS TRAINING CENTRE FOR MEMBERS AND CADETS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8).

THE CENTRE IS LOCATED ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF THE CAS HEADQUARTERS IN CAROLINE HILL ROAD, AND HAS SUCH EQUIPMENT AS A CENTURION MULTI-STATION SYSTEM, A HYDRAULIC ROWING MACHINE, A TREADMILL AND EXERCISE BICYCLES.

THE COST OF THE FACILITIES, AMOUNTING TO $60 000, WAS COVERED BY FUNDS RAISED BY CAS VOLUNTEER MEMBERS.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 6 PM WHEN THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRE’S COMMITTEE, MR NORMAN LEUNG NAI-PANG, WILL GIVE THE OPENING ADDRESS.

IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY, PERFORMED BY THE CAS COMMISSIONER, MR ROGER LOBO, THE HONORARY ADVISER OF THE CENTRE, MR CHAM SIU-LEUN, AND MR LEUNG.

A FITNESS TRAINING DEMONSTRATION WILL THEN BE PUT ON BY CAS VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE CAS FITNESS TRAINING CENTRE AT 6 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 8), ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF THE CAS HEADQUARTERS AT 100 CAROLINE HILL ROAD, HONG KONG.

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SEMINARS FOR TEACHERS * * *

SECTION WHOLE-DAY

THE GEOGRAPHY. SOCIAL STUDIES AND HEALTH EDUCATION nF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL ORGANISE SIX IDENTICAL SEMINARS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND

DECEMBER THIS YEAR.

THE AIM OF THE SEMINARS IS TO ACQUAINT TEACHERS WITH THE TWO NEWLY REVISED PRIMARY SCHOOL SYLLABUSES FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND HEALTH EDUCATION AND TO ASSIST THEM IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SYLLABUSES.

THE SEMINARS, EACH OF WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE 80 TEACHERS, WILL BE IN CANTONESE.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS SHOULD NOMINATE NOT MORE THAN TWO TEACHERS TO ATTEND THE SEMINARS. THEIR NOMINATIONS SHOULD REACH THE INSPECTOR, GEOGRAPHY, SOCIAL STUDIES AND HEALTH EDUCATION SECTION. ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, 5/F. HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 19.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE SEMINARS CAN BE MADE ON 5-8392498.

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ENTRIES ARE BEING INVITED FOR AN OPEN ARCHERY COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN KWAI CHUNG NEXT MONTH.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN ARCHERY ASSOCIATION, THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE 1983 ARCHERY OPEN COMPETITION IS AIMED AT PROMOTING THE SPORT AND RAISING EXISTING STANDARDS.

IT WILL BE HELD AT THE KWAI CHUNG SPORTS GROUND ON OCTOBER 9 (SUNDAY) STARTING 9 AM, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD SAID.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO SIX SECTIONS — SENIOR MEN SENIOR WOMEN, PRO- SENIOR MEN, PRO-SENIOR WOMEN, JUNIOR MEN AND JUNIOR WOMEN.

ENROLMENT FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE KWAI CHUNG URBAN SERVICES OFFICE ON FOURTH FLOOR, SHING WAH BUILDING, 31 SHING FONG STREET, KWAI CHUNG, AND THE OFFICES OF ALL SPORTS GROUNDS AND SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES IN THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSUEN WAN DISTRICTS.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS, TOGETHER WITH TWO RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS, SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE KWAI CHUNG URBAN SERVICES OFFICE OR MAILED TO G.P.O. BOX 9866.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 18 (SUNDAY).

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WATER STORAGE FIGURES * * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 91.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 534.118 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 461.118 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 78.6 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

53 URBAN, NT SITES TO BE OFFERED FOR SATE ...................... 1

AIR CARGO GROWTH SHOWS IMPROVED TRADE........................... 2

LYDIA DUNN NAMES NEW HONG KONG PATROL CRAFT .................... J

RETAIL SALES SURVEY FOR JUNE ................................... 4

INDUSTRIAL MISSION GOING TO AUSTRALIA .......................... 8

SEMINAR ORGANISED FOR BIOLOGY TEACHERS ......................... 8

DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED ....................................... 9

WW-COST DENTAL CARE FOR TAI PO RESIDENTS ....................... 9

ANOTHER ROAD PROJECT FOR SHA TIN ............................... 9

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS FOR SALE .................................  10

WAN CHAI WATER MAINS TEST ..................................... 10

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53 URBAN, NT SITES TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE X * * *

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO SELL 53 SITES IN THE URBAN AREA AND THE NEW TERRITORIES DURING THE SIX MONTHS FROM OCTOBER TO MARCH 1984.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, THE GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, MR DUNCAN SCOTT-WILL SAID THAT THE PROVISIONAL LAND SALES FORECAST COMPRISED A TOTAL OF 23.4 HECTARES.

AMONG THE LOTS TO BE AUCTIONED IS ONE AT THE OLD MARKET SITE AT ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD WHICH WILL BE SOLD FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. UNDER THE SALE CONDITIONS, THE DEVELOPER WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC CAR PARK WITHIN THE SITE.

SITES TO BE OFFERED IN THE NEW TOWNS INCLUDE SIX IN YUEN LONG, IWO IN SHA TIN AND ONE EACH IN TUEN MUN AND TSUEN WAN. THEY ARE FOR COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL USES.

IN ADDITION TO THE ABERDEEN SITE, FOUR SITES IN THE URBAN AREA AND THREE IN TUEN MUN WILL BE SOLD BY TENDER WITH A REQUIREMENT THAT THE PURCHASER PROVIDE PUBLIC PARKING FACILITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT.

FIVE INDUSTRIAL SITES WILL BE OFFERED IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

ONE OF THESE, MEASURING 2.1 HECTARES, IS IN SHA TIN AND HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN RESPONSE TO A SPECIFIC APPLICATION. TWO FURTHER SITES WILL BE TENDERED FOR DANGEROUS GOODS GODOWN USE. TO MAKE THESE SITES MORE ATTRACTIVE TO POTENTIAL OWNER OCCUPIER INDUSTRIALISTS AND CONSISTENT WITH MARKET CONDITIONS THEY WILL BE SOLD FOR DEVELOPMENT AT A LOW PLOT RATIO.

THE TENDER SALES PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE A SITE OF ABOUT 1.6 HECTARES IN TAI PO FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME. SUCH SALES HAVE PROVED POPULAR WITH DEVELOPERS DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS AND THIS SITE IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT A NUMBER OF COMPETITIVE TENDERS.

IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION OF REDEEMING THE OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, 20 SITES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY LETTER B TENDER DURING THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

MR SCOTT-WILL EMPHASISED THAT IN ADDITION TO THE NORMAL PROGRAMME OF SALES BY AUCTION, CASH TENDER AND LETTER B TENDER THERE WERE A FURTHER 23 SITES WITH A TOTAL AREA OF ABOUT 21 HECTARES ON THE ^APPLICATION LIST+.

♦THESE SITES CAN BE PROCESSED FOR AUCTION OR TENDER AT THE INSTIGATION OF INTERESTED PARTIES WHO MAY HAVE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS AND WHO ARE PREPARED TO DEPOSIT A SUM WITH GOVERNMENT TO GUARANTEE A MINIMUM BID,+ HE ADDED.

THE +APPLICATION LIST+, WHICH IS PUBLISHED AS PART OF THE LAND SALES PROGRAMME, INCLUDES A NUMBER OF INDUSTRIAL AND LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL SITES.

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ANY PARTY INTERESTED IN A SITE ON THE +APPLICATION LIST* SHOULD INITIALLY CONTACT THE CHIEF ESTATE SURVEYOR (DISPOSAL) AT LANDS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, SECOND FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING OR THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICER OF THE AREA IN WHICH THE SITE IS LOCATED.

MR SCOTT-WILL STRESSED THAT THE SALES PROGRAMME WAS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. SALE DETAILS WOULD BE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND MAJOR NEWSPAPERS IN THE USUAL WAY.

COPIES OF THE LAND SALES FORECAST MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE LANDS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, MURRAY BUILDING, THIRD FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG OR AT ANY OF THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY. PLANS SHOWING THE LOCATION CF THE VARIOUS LOTS CAN ALSO BE INSPECTED AT THESE OFFICES.

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AIR CARGO GROWTH SHOWS IMPROVED TRADE * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS, MR DOUGLAS BLYE TODAY NOTED THAT HONG KONG’S IMPROVEMENT IN TRADE PERFORMANCE HAD BEEN BORNE OUT BY AIR CARGO MOVEMENTS, WHICH SHOWED THAT EXPORTS BY AIR IN AUGUST WERE A MASSIVE 38.2 PER CENT OVER THE AUGUST 1982 FIGURE.

SPEAKING AT A TOPPING-OUT CEREMONY OF AN EXTENSION TO THE HONG KONG AIR CARGO TERMINALS LTD (HACTL) BUILDING, MR BLYE POINTED OUT THAT IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, AIR CARGO MOVEMENTS HAD GROWN BY 17.9 PER CENT OVER THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR, MADE UP OF A GROWTH OF 27.4 PER CENT IN EXPORTS AND 6.9 PER CENT IN IMPORTS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE LAXTEST OFF IC I AL TRADE FIGURES SHOWED A 16.5 PER CENT INCREASE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN JANUARY TO JULY 1983 OVER THE CORRESPONDING SEVEN MONTHS IN 1982.

♦FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, THE IMPROVEMENT WAS EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE, WITH DOMESTIC EXPORTS VALUED AT $9 853 MILLION, OR SOME 28 PER CENT OVER THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR. INCIDENTALLY, IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT 28 PER CENT OF THIS TOTAL WAS BY AIR,+ HE SAID.

MR BLYE ALSO NOTED THAT HACTL WAS INVESTING $230 MILLION IN THE EXPANSION PROGRAMME TO PROVIDE A THROUGHPUT CAPACITY OF 670 000 TONNES A YEAR, MAKING THE TERMINAL ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD.

♦THIS IS ABOUT DOUBLE THE THROUGHPUT CAPACITY OF THE EXISTING TERMINAL, BUT EVEN WITH A CONTINUATION OF RECENT GROWTH RATES IT WILL BE SOME YEARS BEFORE IT WILL ALL BE UTILISED.

♦SO THE INVESTMENT IS A DEMONSTRATION OF THE CONFIDENCE THAT THE COMPANY’S SHAREHOLDERS, WHICH INCLUDE THE GOVERNMENT, HAVE IN THE FUTURE OF HACTL AND IN HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC PROSPECTS,+ M? BLYE SAID.

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HE PAID TRIBUTE TO ALL THOSE WHO HAD CONTRIBUTED TO THE COMPLETION OF THE EXTENSION WITHIN ONE YEAR OF BEGINNING THE FOUNDATION WORK AND DESPITE THE APPALLINGLY WET WEATHER.

+IN THE BEST TRADITIONS OF THE HONG KONG SYSTEM - WHICH IS THE BEDROCK OF OUR PROSPERITY - THOSE DIRECTLY CONCERNED WITH THIS PROJECT HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB WITHIN AN EXTREMELY TIGHT TIME SCHEDULE,* HE SAID.

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LYDIA DUNN NAMES NEW HONG KONG PATROL CRAFT X X X X

UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN, OFFICIALLY NAMED THE HMS STARLING AT A COLOURFUL — AND BLUSTERY — CEREMONY IN ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE STARLING IS THE THIRD OF FIVE VESSELS BEING BUILT BY THE HALL RUSSELL SHIPYARD IN THE NORTHERN CITY FOR SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL NAVY IN HONG KONG WATERS. IT IS DUE FOR COMPLETION IN THE LATE SPRING OF NEXT YEAR.

THE CEREMONY YESTERDAY WAS TO BE THE LAUNCHING OF THE PATROL CRAFT, BUT STRONG WINDS PREVENTED THIS AND AS A RESULT MISS DUNN PERFORMED THE NAMING OF STARLING ONLY. SHE WILL BE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED LATER.

IN HER ADDRESS MISS DUNN SAID* +IT IS A GREAT PRIVILEGE TO UNDERTAKE THE DUTIES OF SPONSOR AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A CONTINUING ASSOCIATION WITH HMS STARLING AND HER SHIP’S COMPANIES FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. I AM ALSO VERY PLEASED TO FIND THAT THIS IS NOT THE FIRST SHIP OF THE NAME AND THAT STARLING’S PREDECESSOR SERVED WITH DISTINCTION IN ESCORTING CONVOYS IN THE LAST WORLD WAR.

♦IT IS INDEED A PLEASURE TO MEET REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PREVIOUS SHIP HERE TODAY AND FROM SEFTON COUNCIL. IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE AND PRIDE THAT I HAVE LAUNCHED THIS SHIP AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT SHE WILL SERVE AS A HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL UNIT OF THE FLEET, CARRYING FORWARD THE VERY FINE TRADITIONS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

♦I AM ALSO GLAD TO HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET MANY OF THE SKILFUL PEOPLE FROM HALL RUSSELL WHOSE HARD WORK AND EXPERTISE HAVE COMBINED TO BUILD THIS FINE SHIP. INDEED THE WORK OF BRITISH SHIPBUILDERS IS WELL KNOWN IN HONG KONG, WHERE EVIDENCE OF YOUR SKILLS CAN BE SEEN DAILY IN OUR HARBOUR. THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INDEPENDENTLY-OWNED MERCHANT FLEETS ARE CONTROLLED FROM HONG KONG, AND IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS ALONE MORE THAN TWENTY OF THEIR SHIPS HAVE BEEN ORDERED FROM BRITISH SHIPBUILDERS’ YARDS.

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♦THIS IS, HOWEVER, BUT ONE ASPECT OF THE TRADE LINKS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND HONG KONG. IN 1982, FOR INSTANCE, HONG KONG WAS BRITAIN’S LARGEST EXPORT MARKET IN ASIA, LARGER EVEN THAN JAPAN. IN THE OTHER DIRECTION, BRITAIN REMAINS HONG KONG’S SECOND LARGEST EXPORT MARKET, AFTER THE U.S.A. SO BRITAIN AND HONG KONG HAVE A PARTNERSHIP IN TRADE THAT BENEFITS THE INDUSTRIES AND CONSUMERS OF BOTH PLACES.♦

FOLLOWING PRAYERS BLESSING THE STARLING MISS DUNN SMASHED A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE AGAINST THE SIDE OF THE SHIP WHILE THE SCOTTISH DIVISION BAND PLAYED TO THE 200-STR0NG ASSEMBLY OF GUESTS AND SHIPYARD WORKERS.

AMONG THOSE PRESENT AT THE NAMING WERE THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, SIR JACK CATER, AND LADY CATER, THE MAYOR OF SEFTON, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION JOHN SWIRE, SECOND SEA LORD SIR SIMON CASSELS AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HALL RUSSELL JAMES MILNE.

AN OFFICIAL LUNCH AFTER THE NAMING WAS ATTENDED BY ABOUT 80 GUESTS INCLUDING SIX WHO HAD DONE SERVICE WITH THE PREVIOUS HMS STARLING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

MR MILNE POINTED OUT THE STARLING WAS A NAME WHICH HAD A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED HISTORY.

AND SIR SIMON SAID AS FAR AS HE UNDERSTOOD MISS DUNN WAS THE FIRST HONG KONG RESIDENT TO SPONSOR ONE OF HER MAJESTY’S SHIPS. +SHE MAY GET INTO THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS,+ HE QUIPPED.

GUINNESS OR NO, THE STARLING WILL CERTAINLY REMAIN IN HONG KONG FOR MANY YEARS — IN MINIATURE FORM. AT THE LUNCH MISS DUNN WAS PRESENTED WITH A SILVER BROOCH IN THE FORM OF A (FEATHERED) STARLING AND SHE ANNOUNCED THAT THIS WOULD BE DISPLAYED IN THE CITY HALL IN HONG KONG AS SHE WAS, AFTER ALL, ACCEPTING IT ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

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RETAIL SALES SURVEY FOR JUNE

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THE VALUE OF RETAIL SALES FOR THE RETAIL TRADE SECTOR IN JUNE 1983 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE $4 586 MILLION, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL SURVEY RESULTS ISSUED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

AT 135, THE OVERALL RETAIL SALES VALUE INDEX FOR JUNE 1983 DECREASED BY ONE POINT OR ONE PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1983, BUT INCREASED BY 15 POINTS OR 13 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1982.

THE OVERALL RETAIL SALES VOLUME INDEX, AT 103, WAS 2 POINTS OR 2 PER CENT LOWER THAN THAT FOR MAY 1983, BUT IT WAS 3 POINTS OR 3 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT FOR JUNE 1982.

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COMPARED WITH MAY 1983, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS OR 2 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS.

RETAIL SALES OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO REMAINED UNCHANGED IN VALUE TERMS, BUT DECLINED BY 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS.

RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS RECORDED A DECREASE OF 8 PER CENT IN TERMS OF VALUE, OR 9 PER CENT IN TERMS OF VOLUME.

THE CORRESPONDING DECREASES FOR RETAIL SALES OF FUELS WERE 1 PER CENT AND 4 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. RETAIL SALES OF OTHER CONSUMER GOODS WENT DOWN BY 2 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1982, RETAIL SALES OF FUELS ROSE BY ZJ PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS, THOSE OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO BY 14 PER CENT, CONSUMER DURABLES BY 12 PER CENT, OTHER CONSUMER GOODS BY 10 PER CENT, AND CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS BY 6 PER CENT.

IN VOLUME TERMS, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES WENT UP BY 9 PER CENT, FOLLOWED BY FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO, AND FUELS, With INCREASES OF 5 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. THE VOLUM^ OF RETAIL SALES OF OTHER CONSUMER GOODS, AND CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS REMAINED UNCHANGED.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, BOTH SUPERMARKETS AND MOTOR VEHICLES SHOWED INCREASES IN THE VALUE AND VOLUME OF RETAIL SALES WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1983. DEPARTMENT STORES, HOWEVER, RECORDED DECREASES IN BOTH THE VALUE AND VOLUME OF SALES.

WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1982, RETAIL SALES OF SUPERMARKETS INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

WHILE DEPARTMENT STORE SALES SHOWED AN INCREASE IN VALUE, THERE WAS A MODERATE DECLINE IN SALES VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES DROPPED IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

TABLES 1 AND 2 PRESENT THE REVISED FIGURES FOR MAY 1983 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURES FOR JUNE 1983 OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES AND RETAIL SALES VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS AND SELECTED TRADES (WHICH FORM PART OF THE RELEVANT MAJOR TRADE GROUPS).

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY RETAIL SALES IN 1980 ARE TAKEN AS 100. COMPARISONS OF THE JUNE RESULTS WITH THOSE OF THE PRECEDING MONTH AND OF THE CORRESPONDING MONTH IN 1982 ARE ALSO GIVEN.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, TEL. NO.I 3-7216024.

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TABLE 1 : VALUE INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES FOR

MAY AND JUNE 1983

(MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 1980 - 100)

JUNE 1983 JUNE 1983

MAY JUNE COMPARED WITH COMPARED WITH

ITEM 1983 1983 MAY 1983 JUNE 1982

M ■■■ I ■

(REVISED (PROVISIONAL POINTS % POINTS %

FIGURES) FIGURES)

TOTAL RETAIL

SALES (HK$

MILLION) 4 610 4 586

RETAIL SALES

VALUE INDEXESi

(1) FOR ALL RETAIL

TRADES 136 135 -1 -1 15 13

(II) BY MAJOR

TRADE GROUPS

FOODSTUFFS,

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS SAME SAME 18 14

AND TOBACCO 145 145

FUELS 179 177 -2 -1 29 20

CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR

AND ALLIED

PRODUCTS 147 135 -12 -8 8 6

CONSUMER DURABLES 122 127 54 14 12

OTHER CONSUMER GOODS 130 128 -2 -2 12 10

(III) BY SELECTED

TRADES

SUPERMARKETS 206 221 15 7 52 31

MOTOR VEHICLES 56 59 35 -6-9

DEPARTMENT STORES 115 113 -2 -2 10 10

NOTESi FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO INCLUDES

SUPERMARKETS.

CONSUMER DURABLES INCLUDES MOTOR VEHICLES.

OTHER CONSUMER GOODS INCLUDES DEPARTMENT STORES.

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TABLE 2 s VOLUME INDEXES OF MAY AND RETAIL SALES JUNE 1983 FOR

(MONTHLY AVERAGE OF 1980 - 100)

ITEM MAY 1983 JUNE 1983 JUNE 1983 COMPARED WITH MAY 1983 JUNE 1983 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1982

(REVISED FIGURES) RETAIL SALES VOLUME INDEXESt (PROVISIONAL FIGURES) POINTS % POINTS %

(I) FOR ALL RETAIL TRADES 105 103 -2 -2 3 3

(II) BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO 106 103 -3 -3 5 5

FUELS 124 119 -5 -4 4 3

CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS 110 100 -10 —9 SAME SAME

CONSUMER DURABLES 105 107 2 2 9 9

OTHER CONSUMER GOODS 102 100 -2 -2 SAME SAME

(III) BY SELECTED TRADES

SUPERMARKETS 145 154 9 6 20 15

MOTOR VEHICLES 39 40 1 3 -7 -15

DEPARTMENT STORES 91 88 -3 -3 -1 -1

NOTESt FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO INCLUDES ----- SUPERMARKETS.

CONSUMER DURABLES INCLUDES MOTOR VEHICLES.

OTHER CONSUMER GOODS INCLUDES DEPARTMENT STORES.

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INDUSTRIAL MISSION GOING TO AUSTRALIA * * *

THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT WILL SEND ANOTHER INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION MISSION TO AUSTRALIA NEXT WEEK TO DISCUSS WITH SENIOR EXECUTIVES OF AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES, BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG.

THE MISSION, THE SECOND ONE TO AUSTRALIA THIS YEAR, IS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S CONTINUING PROGRAMME TO PROMOTE OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. IT WILL VISIT SYDNEY FROM SEPTEMBER 12 TO 14, MELBOURNE FROM SEPTEMBER 15 TO 20, ADELAIDE FROM SEPTEMBER 21 TO 25 AND PERTH FROM SEPTEMBER 26 TO 30.

LED BY THE PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, MR DAVID CHEUNG, THE MISSION WILL CALL ON COMPANIES ENGAGED IN THE LIGHT AND MEDIUM ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES, ELECTRONICS, AND THOSE PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY SUPPORTING FACILITIES, SUCH AS METAL CASTING, EXTRUSION, FORGING, TOOL AND DIE MAKING AND PRECISION MACHINING.

DURING THE LAST VISIT TO SYDNEY, NEWCASTLE AND BRISBANE IN APRIL, THE MISSION CALLED ON 45 COMPANIES IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES OF WHICH 17 EXPRESSED A SERIOUS INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. SENIOR EXECUTIVES FROM NINE OF THESE COMPANIES HAVE ALREADY VISITED HONG KONG FOR FURTHER STUDIES.

AUSTRALIA RANKS SEVENTH AMONG THE LIST OF OVERSEAS COMPANIES WHICH HAVE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG. OF THE 25 AUSTRALIAN FACTORIES ESTABLISHED HERE, 13 ARE WHOLLY-OWNED, AND 12 ARE JOINT VENTURES. TOTAL INVESTMENT IN THEM AMOUNTS TO 8160 MILLION.

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SEMINAR ORGANISED FOR BIOLOGY TEACHERS # * *

TEACHERS OF BIOLOGY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN ANY OF THREE SEMINARS ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BIOLOGY SECTION ON THE NEW SYLLABUS FOR FORM IV AND V BIOLOGY INTRODUCED LAST YEAR.

THE NEW SYLLABUS IS THE COUNTERPART OF THE AMALGAMATED BIOLOGY EXAMINATION SYLLABUS WHICH WILL BE EXAMINED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE 1984 HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION.

THE SEMINARS WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 30, OCTOBER 7 AND 17 AT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ADVISORY INSPECTORATE TEACHING CENTRE AT 4 PAK FUK ROAD, NORTH POINT, HONG KONG.

EACH SEMINAR CAN ACCOMMODATE A MAXIMUM OF 40 TEACHERS AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

SCHOOL HEADS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (BIOLOGY), ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, 5TH FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 17.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT THE BIOLOGY SECTION ON 5-8392464.

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DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED * * * *

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE CF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCES PASSED ON NG KIN-KEUNG AND YAU SAN-MING ON AUGUST 5, 1982 SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

NG AND YAU WERE BOTH FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF LEUNG KINSING AND HIS WIFE CHEUNG WAI-KUEN ON OCTOBER 26, 1981.

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LOW-COST DENTAL CARE FOR TAI PO RESIDENTS

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A LOW-COST MOBILE DENTAL SERVICE FOR TAI PO RESIDENTS WILL START TO-MORROW (WEDNESDAY).

A MOBILE VAN WILL BE STATIONED IN AN OPEN SPACE OUTSIDE THE OLD MARKET VILLAGE OFFICE ON TING KOK ROAD EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 9 AM TO 12 NOON AND 7 PM TO 9.30 PM.

PATIENTS WILL BE TREATED BY TWO DENTISTS ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS AND CHARGED AT REDUCED FEES OF $5 FOR CONSULTATION.

THE SERVICE IS RUN BY THE PROJECT CONCERN HONG KONG AND ASSISTED BY THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE DISTRICT BOARD.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD SAID: +THE DENTAL SERVICE HAS PROVED TO BE VERY POPULAR IN OTHER DISTRICTS, SUCH AS IN TSUEN WAN.+

+IT WILL BE MOST WELCOMED BY TAI PO RESIDENTS T00,+ HE SAID.

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ANOTHER ROAD PROJECT FOR SHA TIN * * *

THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR ANOTHER ROAD PROJECT AS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT

OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

WORK ON THE PROJECT COMPRISES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ROAD BRIDGE NEAR FO TAN NULLAH, A FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS TAI PO ROAD NEAR THE BUS TERMINUS, A NEW ROAD IN FO TAN, AND TWO ACCESS ROADS TO THE PROPOSED BUS TERMINAL AND THE PROPOSED MAGISTRACY IN SHA TIN TOWN CENTRE.

IT ALSO INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ASSOCIATED STORMWATER DRAINS AND SEWERS IN THE AREA.

ON COMPLETION, THE ROADS WILL SERVE THE ADJACENT DEVELOPMENTS IN SHA TIN TOWN CENTRE AND FO FAN.

WORK IS EXPECTED "0 BEGIN IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS FOR SALE X X- X X

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AT 13 AM IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

THIRTY TWO THEY AREs SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING.

DA 915 CX 100 CZ6608 DA 944

DA 891 DA 233 CH7878 CZ 5

CZ8230 CD8982 DA7879 DA 804

XX 36 AK 99 CY 8 BP 69

DA3805 DA 338 DA 435 DA 310

CZ9682 DA 168 CJ 777 CZ3333

CE 353 BK 1 DA 328 DA 172

CZ7289 DA 368 CZ6663 369

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS AFTER THE BIDDING. MUST PAY IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED BIDDERS THAT THE VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBER WOULD BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO A VEHICLE REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE AUCTION.

PROCEEDS OF THE AUCTION WILL AS USUAL GO TO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND.

THE AUCTION WILL BE THE 86TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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WAN CHAI WATER MAINS TEST

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN WAN CHAI WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY LEE TUNG STREET, QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, GRESSON STREET AND JOHNSTON ROAD.

MEANWHILE, SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TUEN MUN WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 7 PM TO MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY FOR WATtR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT AREAS 9, 11, 37 A AND 37 B OF YAN 01 TONG CIRCUIT, INCLUDING ON TING, YAU 01 AND SHAN KING ESTATES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRESS FREEDOM TREASURED BY GOVERNMENT - SIR PHILIP ............. 1

PRICE, VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE ...................... 1

FINANCIAL SECRETARY VISITS TWO FACTORIES ....................... 5

JUNE CASUALTY CASES HIT RECORD HIGH ............................ 5

MANPOWER SURVEY OF CLOTHING INDUSTRY STARTING .................. 6

TIMBER AND FURNITURE MEASURES TO GO METRIC ..................... 6

MONG KOK BOARD TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC CONTROL ...................... 7

WELCOME SIGNBOARD PUT UP IN WAN CHAI ........................... 8

MAJOR TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT STARTING ........................... 8

'CYCLE BALL' TRAINING COURSE OFFERED ........................... 9

WORKSHOPS CW REMEDIAL TEACHING.................................. 9

NEW ADDRESS FOR SWD UNIT ...................................... 10

NEW MAXICAB ROUTE STARTING .................................... 10

SITE OFFERED FOR TENANCY ....................................   10

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1983

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PRESS FREEDOM TREASURED BY GOVERNMENT - SIR PHILIP * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT TREASURES FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND LISTENS TO PUBLIC OPINION, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE SAID THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING.

THE CHANNELS THROUGH WHICH PUBLIC OPINION MIGHT BE EXPRESSED WERE MANY AND VARIED, SPREADING OUTWARDS AND DOWNWARDS FROM THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, HE SAID.

+WE VALUE THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE MEDIA IN FURTHERING TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC.

♦WE STUDY ALSO THE VIEWS OF THE PRESS, NO MATTER HOW OUTSPOKEN. PUBLIC OPINION AND THE VIEWS OF THE PRESS INFLUENCE THE GOVERNMENT’S DECISIONS, PARTICULARLY WHEN STRONGLY HELD FEELINGS ARE SUPPORTED BY A FAIR REHEARSAL OF THE FACTS AND COGENT ARGUMENT,+ SIR PHILIP ADDCD.

THE ACTING GOVERNOR WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NEW SING PAO BUILDING.

HE NOTED THAT HONG KONG ITSELF HAD GROWN UP TO BECOME A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CITY WITH A DIVERSIFIED ECONOMY AND A SOPHISTICATED SOCIETY WHICH HAD A RECOGNISABLE IDENTITY OF ITS OWN.

HOWEVER, ONE CHARACTERISTIC OF HONG KONG HAD REMAINED UNCHANGED, THAT WAS, FREEDOM OF THE PRESS, HE SAID.

SIR PHILIP ALSO SAID THE SING PAO DAILY NEWS HAD, SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN 1939, BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR NEWSPAPERS IN HONG KONG, GROWING FROM A FOUR-PAGE BLACK AND WHITE COPY TO THE PRESENT-DAY 24 PAGES, WITH FULL-COLOUR PRODUCTION.

♦THIS MAGNIFICENT 25-STOREY BUILDING IS A FITTING TRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS STORY OF THIS NEWSPAPER AND A CLEAR INDICATION OF ITS DETERMINATION TO CONTINUE TO SERVE ITS READERSHIP,+ HE SAID.

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THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS BOTH ROSE, ON AVERAGE, BY 5 PER CENT SO THAT, FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, PRICES WERE UP BY 5 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1983 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1982, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

MEANWHILE, THE PRICES OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 7 PER CENT

AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF THE TOTAL EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO THE IMPORT PRICE INDEX) DROPPE1 BY 1 PER CENT. THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 9 PER CENT AND THAT OF RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 6 PER CENT SO THAT AN 8 PER CENT INCREASE WAS RECORDED IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS. MEANWHILE, THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT.

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A COMPARISON OF THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDING JUNE THIS YEAR WITH THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDING JUNE 1982 SHOWS THAT THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORS AND IMPORTS BOTH ROSE, ON AVERAGE, BY 4 PER CENT AND THOSE OF RE-EXPORTS BY 6 PER CENT. THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS, ON AVERAGE, INCREASED BY 3 PER CENT AND 1 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, SO THAT A 2 PER CENT INCREASE WAS RECORDED IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS. MEANWHILE, A 2 PER CENT INCREASE WAS ALSO RECORDED 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 IN TABLE 1.

AS SEEN FROM TABLE 1, THE EXPORT PRICES OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED, FROM 3 PER CENT FOR FOOTWEAR TO 33 PER CENT FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS. ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES IN EXPORT PRICES WERE RECORDED FOR TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-1 PER CENT), RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-3 PER CENT) AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (-10 PER CENT).

CONSIDERABLE GROWTH IN THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS WAS RECORDED FOR METAL ORES AND SCRAP (+152 PER CENT), TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+31 PER CENT FOR EACH CATEGORY). HOWEVER. MODERATE DECREASES IN EXPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-7 PER CENT), TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (-11 PER CENT) AND FOOTWEAR (-17 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 2.

AS PRESENTED IN TABLE 2, IMPORT PRICES OF ALL END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED, RANGING FROM 4 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 9 PER CENT FOR FOODSTUFFS.

MANY OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS INCREASED IN VOLUME TERMS, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING SUGAR AND SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF LIVE POULTRY AND FRUIT DECLINED SLIGHTLY.

IN THE CONSUMER GOODS CATEGORY, CONSIDERABLE INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR WATCHES, RADIOS, TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS, TAPE RECORDERS AND AMPLIFIERS, CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHT APPARATUS AND SUPPLIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR. HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, TOBACCO MANUFACTURES AND PASSENGER MOTOR CARS.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES ROSE, AMONG WHICH YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES, THERMIONIC CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, DIODES, TRANSISTORS AND ELECTRICAL MICROCIRCUITS, CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS, AND WATCH AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS, CASES AND PARTS INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY. HOaEVtR, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF BASE METAL INCLUDING IRON AND STEEL, Ci-AY AND REFRACTORY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, BUILDING MATERIALS, ETC. EXCEPT GLASS AND WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK DROPPED MODERATELY.

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IMPORTS OF FUELS DROPPED BY 10 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS.

MANY OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED CAPITAL GOODS DECLINED IN VOLUME TERMS THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING TEXTILE MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF OFFICE MACHINERY AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY INCREASED MODERATELY.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 3.

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF NEARLY ALL END-USE CATEGORIES (EXCEPT FUELS) INCREASED, RANGING FROM A 1 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO A 12 PER CENT FOR CONSUMER GOODS.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE JUNE 1983 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS*, WHICH WILL SHORTLY BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$2 PER COPY.

TABLE 1 I CHANGES COMPARING JAN.-JUNE 1983 WITH JAN.-JUNE 1982

COMMODITY GROUP EXPORT VALUE EXPORT UNIT VALUE EXPORT VOLUME

CLOTHING (EXCEPT FUR) +10% + 6% + 3%

TEXTILE FABRICS +26% + 5% +20%

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD +30% - 1% +31%

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES +17% +14% + 3%

RADIOS OF ALL KINDS - 9% - 3% - 7%

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS +59% +33% +19%

FOOTWEAR -15% + 3% -17%

bETAL MANUFACTURES + 9% + 4% + 5%

NETAL ORES AND SCRAP +205% +21% +152%

WATCHES AND CLOCKS +18% -10% +31%

TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES - 3% + 9% -11%

DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES +10% 1 NS 1 GN IF 1-CANT + 10%

ALL COMMODITIES +14% + 5% + 9%

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TABLE 2 s CHANGES COMPARING JAN.-JUNE 1983 WITH JAN.-JUNE 1982

END-USE CATEGORY IMPORT VALUE IMPORT UNIT VALUE IMPORT VOLUME

FOODSTUFFS + 13% + 9% + 4%

CONSUMER GOODS +13% + 8% + 4%

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES +13% + 4% + 9%

FUELS - 5% + 6% -10%

CAPITAL GOODS + 6% + 8% - 2%

ALL COMMODITIES +11% + 7% + 4%

TABLE 3 i CHANGES COMPARING JAN.-JUNE 1983 WITH JAN.-JUNE 1982

RE-EXPORT RE-EXPORT RE-EXPORT

END-USE CATEGORY VALUE UNIT VALUE VOLUME

FOODSTUFFS +20% + 10% + 9%

CONSUMER GOODS + 19% + 6% + 12%

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES + 3% + 2% + 1%

FUELS + 8% + 9% INSIGNIFI- CANT

CAPITAL GOODS +14% +10% + 4%

ALL COMMODITIES +12% + 5% + 6%

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FINANCIAL SECRETARY VISITS TWO FACTORIES * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE TODAY CONTINUED HIS SERIES OF VISITS TO FACTORIES.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR PETER KIANG, SIR JOHN FIRST VISITED ELEC AND ELTEX CO. LTD. AT LUK HOP STREET, SAN PO KONG, WHERE HE WAS MET BY THE COMPANY’S CHAIRMAN, MR DAVID SO, AND THE GENERAL MANAGER, MR JOHN TREPANIER. HE WAS SHOWN AROUND THE PRODUCTION FLOORS WHERE WORKERS WERE MANUFACTURING CORDLESS TELEPHONES FOR MARKETS IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES. THE COMPANY’S SAN PO KONG FACTORY IS IN THE PROCESS OF EXPANDING INTO THE MANUFACTURE OF MULTILAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS AND NEW MACHINERY WORTH OVER $40 MILLION WAS SEEN BEING INSTALLED.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY ALSO VISITED TEK-DEVICES LTD. AT CHIAP HUA BUILDING, HUNG HOM.

ON A TOUR OF THE FACTORY, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR JOHN LO EXPLAINED TO SIR JOHN THAT HIS COMPANY SPECIALISED IN MANUFACTURING CORE AND SEMI-CONDUCTOR MEMORIES AND SYSTEMS. THE COMPANY’S PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN USED IN EQUIPMENT INSTALLED IN THE UNITED STATES SPACE SHUTTLE, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, OIL RIGS AND DEEP SEA RESEARCH FACILITIES OPERATED IN SEVERE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS.

THE COMPANY HAS RECENTLY INSTALLED COMPUTERISED HIGH POSITION MEASURING EQUIPMENT AND WILL SET UP ITS OWN ANODISING AND ELECTRO PLATING SHOP AS PART OF ITS EXPANSION PLAN.

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JUNE CASUALTY CASES HIT RECORD HIGH * * *

THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICES OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAD THEIR BUSIEST MONTH ON RECORD IN JUNE.

CASUALTY ATTENDANCES DURING THE MONTH TOTALLED 95 500, AN INCREASE OF 13.4 PER CENT OVER THE FIGURE FOR MAY, THE DEPARTMENT’S LATEST MONTHLY STATISTICAL REPORT SHOWS.

THIS REPRESENTS A DAILY AVERAGE OF 3 183 ATTENDANCES — A 12 PER CENT INCREASE OVER THE DAILY AVERAGE FOR THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY CASES — 25 857 — WAS DEALT WITH AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, FOLLOWED BY PRINCESS llRGARET HOSPITAL, WITH 15 170 CASUALTY CASES. THE FIGURE AT QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL WAS 11 217.

INCREASE IN ATTENDANCE FIGURES COMPARED WI TH THE PREV IOUS MONTH WERE ALSO RECORDED AT TANG SHIU KIN HOSPITAL AND FANLING HOSPITAL, AS WELL AS AT THE THREE MAJOR GOVERNMENT-SUBVENTED HOSPITALS — KWONG WAH HOSPITAL, UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL AND CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE.

AT CHAI WAN HEALTH CENTRE, WHERE AN ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY SECTION WAS SET UP IN APRIL TO PROVIDE PRIMARY TREATMENT TO EMERGENCY CASES IN EASTERN DISTRICT, THE NUMBER OF ATTENDANCES INCREASED FROM 1 589 IN MAY TO 1 804 IN JUNE.

NOTIFICATION OF VIRAL HEPATITIS CASES CONTINUED TO DECREASE IN JUNE, DROPPING TO 182 FROM 251 THE PREVIOUS MONTH.

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MANPOWER SURVEY OF CLOTHING INDUSTRY STARTING

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A MANPOWER SURVEY OF THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY ORGANISED BY THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL BE CONDUCTED FROM TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 8) TO SEPTEMBER 16.

♦IT IS EVIDENT THAT THE CURRENT ECONOMIC RECOVERY HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE REMARKABLE GROWTH IN THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY,* A SPOKESMAN OF THE TRAINING BOARD SAID.

+THE INDUSTRY’S UPTURN IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE, JUDGED BY THE INCREASING NUMBER OF OVERSEAS ORDERS RECEIVED,* HE SAID.

♦THE TIGHTENING MANPOWER SUPPLY HAS BEEN FELT AT ALL LEVELS, FROM TECHNICIANS TO UNSKILLED WORKERS,* HE ADDED.

THE SURVEY IS IMPORTANT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF RECOMMENDATIONS ON MANPOWER TRAINING.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED MANUFACTURERS SELECTED FOR THE SURVEY TO CO-OPERATE BY GIVING ACCURATE INFORMATION.

HE STRESSED THAT THE DATA COLLECTED WOULD BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WOULD BE PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO ABOUT 850 CLOTHING ESTABLISHMENTS SELECTED AT RANDOM.

OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL CALL AT THESE FACTORIES DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD TO COLLECT THE QUESTIONNAIRES AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING THEM.

ALSO HELPING WITH THE SURVEY ARE THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT DATA PROCESSING AGENCY.

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TIMBER AND FURNITURE MEASURES TO GO METRIC

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THE TIMBER AND FURNITURE INDUSTRIES WILL BE THE NEXT TO GO METRIC FOLLOWING THE ELECTRIC WIRES AND CABLES TRADE, THE METRICATION COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED TODAY.

AS FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY), LINEAR MEASUREMENTS COMMONLY USED IN THE TIMBER AND FURNITURE INDUSTRIES WILL BE EXPRESSED IN METRES AND MILLIMETRES RATHER THAN IN FEET AND INCHES.

TO FACILITATE THE ADOPTION OF METRIC UNITS BY THESE TWO INDUSTRIES, TWO POSTERS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY THE COMMITTEE.

COPIES OF THE POSTERS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS FOR DISPLAY IN WORKSHOPS AND TO TIMBER MILLS AND RETAIL SHOPS FOR THE INFORMATION OF THEIR WORKERS.

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THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG FURNITURE MANUFACTURERS, THE HONG KONG FURNITURE DEALERS AND DECORATORS GENERAL ASSOCIATION, THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON CARPENTERS GENERAL UNION, THE HONG KONG WOODEN AND STEEL FURNITURE IMPORT AND EXPORT ASSOCIATION, AND THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON TIMBER MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION HAVE ALL AGREED TO ASSIST THE COMMITTEE IN DISTRIBUTING THE POSTERS TO THEIR MEMBERS.

+THE POSTERS WHICH CONTAIN BASIC INFORMATION ON LINEAR MEASUREMENT CONVERSION WILL SERVE AS EASY REFERENCE FOR WORKERS OF THE TWO INDUSTRIES,* A METRICATION COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT A WOOD, RATTAN WARE AND FURNITURE WORKING GROUP HAD BEEN FORMED UNDER THE METRICATION COMMITTEE TO COORDINATE THE METRICATION PROGRAMME OF THE TIMBER AND FURNITURE TRADES.

+THE GROUP WILL KEEP THE PROGRESS OF ITS PROGRAMME UNDER CONSTANT REVIEW WITH A VIEW TO EFFECTING A COMPLETE CHANGEOVER,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+WITH SUPPORT FROM THE RETAILERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF THE TWO TRADES, IT IS HOPED THAT THE ENTIRE CONVERSION PROCESS COULD BE COMPLETED WITHIN 18 MONTHS,* HE ADDED.

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MONG KOK BOARD TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC CONTROL * * * *

A COMPARISON OF THE TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM IN MONG KOK AND IN COVENTRY, BRITAIN WILL BE MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

UNOFFICIAL BOARD MEMBERS HAD VISITED THE COVENTRY URBAN TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTRE DURING THEIR RECENT UNITED KINGDOM STUDY TOUR AND, UPON THEIR RETURN, ALSO VISITED THE TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTRE IN KOWLOON.

AT TOMORROW’S MEETING, MEMBERS WILL ALSO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE SYSTEM IN THE DISTRICT BASED ON THE EXPERIENCES THEY GAINED FROM THE TWO VISITS.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS MEASURES TO TACKLE GOLDFISH TRADERS AT LUEN WAN ROAD, WHICH WILL BE CLOSED FOR WORKS CONNECTED WITH THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY MONG KOK STATION RE-MODELLING EXERCISE.

THEY WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE LAYOUT PLAN OF THE FA YUEN STREET COMPLEX WHICH WILL HAVE A MARKET, A COOKED FOOD CENTRE, OFFICES AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

AN INFORMATION PAPER ON THE WAITING LIST FOR PUBLIC HOUSING WILL ALSO BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE THE ORGANISING OF AN ELDERLY MONTH AND A LARGE-SCALE COMMUNITY PROJECT ENTITLED •♦COMMUNITY IN PERSPECTIVE*, AND PROGRESS REPORTS ON THE BOARD’S COMMITTEES.

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WELCOME SIGNBOARD PUT UP IN WAN CHAI * * *

PEOPLE PASSING BY MONMOUTH TERRACE IN WAN CHAI WILL BE ATTRACTED BY A HUGE +WELCOME TO CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT* SIGNBOARD.

THE SIGNBOARD, MEASURING 2.28 METRES BY 1.9 METRES, HAS BEEN PUT UP BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL AS PART OF THE KENNEDY ROAD BEAUTIFICATION SCHEME.

THE BOARD ALSO CARRIES LOGOS OF THE BOARD AND THE COUNCIL, AND ITS REVERSE SIDE WILL SERVE AS A NOTICE BOARD ON ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE SITE HAS ALSO BEEN TURNED INTO A SITTING-OUT AREA WITH FLOWER BEDS AND BENCHES.

+THE BEAUTIFICATION SCHEME, COSTING $110 000, IS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT, PROMOTING THE DISTRICT’S IMAGE AND ENHANCING RESIDENTS’ SENSE OF BELONGING.

♦BOARD MEMBERS ARE IN FAVOUR OF PUTTING UP MORE WELCOME SIGNBOARDS AND HAVING MORE SITTING-OUT AREAS IN THE DISTRICT,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY.

TO MARK THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT, A CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE SITTING-OUT AREA.

OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE, MR LEE TAT-YU; THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR FRANK YUE? THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER (CENTRAL), MR MOK SHU-WING; AND OTHER BOARD MEMBERS.

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MAJOR TUEN MUN ROAD PROJECT STARTING * * *

THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TODAY AWARDED A $74.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO AOKI CORPORATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAJOR ROAD PROJECT IN THE NEW TOWN.

THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY THE DEPUTY PROJECT MANAGER OF THE THEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, MR T.D. ARMOUR, AND MR S. HORII, GENERAL MANAGER OF THE HONG KONG OFFICE OF AOKI CORPORATION.

♦THE PROJECT, WHICH FORMS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN, INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GRADE-SEPARATED INTERCHANGE AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR TSENG TAU TSUEN HA TSUEN AND A DUAL THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY TO THE WEST OF THE INTERCHANGE, ACROSS THE TUEN MUN RIVER CHANNEL TO SAN WAI TSAI NEAR TAI HING ESTATE.*

• +THEY WILL PROVIDE DIRECT ACCESS TO THE EXISTING AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NORTHWESTERN PART OF THE TOWN,* MR ARMOUR SAID.

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UNDER THE CONTRACT, SECTIONS OF A SEWER AND A STORM WATER BOX CULVERT WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED TO SERVE MAJOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS PLANNED FOR THIS PART OF THE NEW TOWN.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ABOUT 24 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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'CYCLE BALL’ TRAINING COURSE OFFERED

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A COURSE IN +CYCLE BALL+ FOR MEN IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE (RSS) OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG CYCLING ASSOCIATION.

THE 13-SESSION COURSE ON +CYCLE BALL* - PLAYED BY MEN ON BICYCLES - WILL TAKE PLACE EVERY SATURDAY, FROM OCTOBER 1 TO THE END OF DECEMBER.

IT WILL BE HELD AT THE HENNESSY ROAD GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL IN WAN CHAI, STARTING AT 1.30 PM.

THOSE WHO ARE EFFICIENT IN BICYCLE RIDING, AND ARE AGED 14 AND ABOVE, MAY APPLY. THE FEE IS $20 PER PERSON.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE RSS HEADQUARTERS IN WING ON CENTRE, CENTRAL, AND FROM ITS 19 DISTRICT OFFICES.

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WORKSHOPS ON REMEDIAL TEACHING

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE WILL HOLD EIGHT IDENTICAL WORKSHOPS ON REMEDIAL ENGLISH TEACHING IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER FOR REMEDIAL TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

EACH WORKSHOP WILL LAST FOR EITHER ONE WHOLE DAY OR TWO HALF-DAYS, AND WILL INTRODUCE TO PARTICIPANTS THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF MATERIALS FOR TEACHING READING AND WRITING TO REMEDIAL GROUPS.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE GIVEN A CHANCE TO DESIGN TEACHING MATERIALS FOR USE IN THEIR OWN CLASSES.

THE WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG OR ITS KOWLOON OFFICE IN MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

EACH WORKSHOP CAN ACCOMMODATE 20 TEACHERS, AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

HEADS OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 27.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT THE CENTRE ON 5-482537.

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NEW ADDRESS FOR SWD UNIT * * * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE CENTRE HAS MOVED TO THE

DEPARTMENT’S LAI CHI KOK FAMILY SERVICES CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

THE NEW OFFICE, LOCATED AT THE JUNCTION OF FAT TSEUNG STREET AND KWONG LEE ROAD, SHAM SHU I PO, WILL SERVE RESIDENTS IN THE LI CHENG UK, SO UK, CHEUNG SHA WAN, LAI KOK, MEI FOO AND LAI CHI KOK AREAS.

THE CENTRE’S NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE 3-619486 AND 3-619324.

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NEW MAXICAB ROUTE STARTING

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NEW MAXICAB ROUTE NO. 31M, A CIRCULAR ROUTE RUNNING FROM ARGYLE MTR STATION TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST, WILL BE INTRODUCED ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

IT WILL OPERATE VIA FIFE STREET, SAI YEE STREET, MONG KOK ROAD, SAI YEUNG CHOI STREET, ARGYLE STREET, SHANGHAI STREET, JORDAN ROAD, COX’S ROAD, AUSTIN ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, GRANVILLE ROAD, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, MODY ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, OBSERVATORY ROAD, KIMBERLEY ROAD, AUSTIN AVENUE, AUSTIN ROAD, COX’S ROAD, JORDAN ROAD, FERRY STREET, SAIGON STREET, CANTON ROAD, PUBLIC SQUARE STREET, SHANGHAI STREET, MONG KOK ROAD, NATHAN ROAD AND FIFE STREET.

THE SERVICE RUNS FROM 7.30 AM TO 9 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND 8.30 AM TO 8.30 PM ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, AT FREQUENCIES OF 12 MINUTES DURING PEAK HOURS AND 15 MINUTES DURING OFF PEAK HOURS. THE FARE IS $1.50.

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SITE OFFERED FOR TENANCY K * M

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A SITE AT TUNG TAU INDUSTRIAL AREA IN YUEN LONG.

THE SITE COVERS ABOUT 530 SQUARE METRES AND IS TO BE UStD FOR THE STORAGE OR REPAIR OF TENANT’S GOODS OR FOR THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLES NOT EXCEEDING TWO TONNES.

THE TENANCY IS FOR TWO YEARS AND QUARTERLY THEREAFTER.

THE DEADLINE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS 12 NOON ON SEPTEMBER 23.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND TENDER PLAN INSPECTED AT, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING. 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (KOWLOON WEST), KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFF ICES,_10TH FLOOR, A05 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON 5 AND DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (YUEN LONG), CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR RETURNS TOMORROW ...................................... 1

EIGHT INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRES READY BY 1985 ................. 1

TSING YI OFFICER POST TO LAPSE ................................. 2

CUSTOMS INVESTIGATION BRANCH PRAISED ........................... 2

TENDER AWARDED FOR HOME OWNERSHIP PROJECT ....................... 3

PASSING-OUT PARADE ..........................................

WAN CHAI FESTIVAL STARTS SATURDAY ...........................

CUSTOMS AND EXCISE TO HOLD PASSING-OUT PARADE ................... 5

CAS TO HOLD NT REGIONAL EXERCISE ................................ 5

NEW HIMBERS SOUGHT FOR KOWLOON CITY CHOIR ....................... 6

PLB NOT ALLOWED INTO STREET ..................................... 7

NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN TAI PO .............................. 7

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1983

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GOVERNOR RETURNS TOMORROW

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, RETURNS FROM LONDON TOMORROW (FRIDAY) ON FLIGHT BA 3,ETA 3.30 PM.

A PRESS PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE ARRANGED AT KAI TAK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN ASSIGNED TO COVER THE ARRIVAL OF THE GOVERNOR SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING NOT LATER THAN 2.30 PM.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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EIGHT INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRES READY BY 1985

TWO COMPLEXES TO HOUSE EIGHT INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRES BEING ESTABLISHED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL BE COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

THESE TRAINING CENTRES ARE EXPECTED TO BE OPENED ON SCHEDULE, BY EARLY 1985, A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SITE FORMATION AND PILING WORK OF THE TWO COMPLEXES, AT KWAI CHUNG AND KOWLOON BAY, STARTED RECENTLY AND WORK ON THE SUPERSTRUCTURE WILL BEGIN SOON, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SINCE THE COUNCIL WAS FORMED LAST FEBRUARY, ITS TRAINING BOARDS HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THE PLANNING OF THESE CENTRES.

TRAINING TO BE PROVIDED AT CENTRES WILL COVER AUTOMOBILE REPAIR AND SERVICING, ELECTRONICS, ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY, HOTEL TRADE, MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING, PLASTICS, PRINTING AND TEXTILE INDUSTRY.

WELDING WORK HAS BEEN INCLUDED AS PART OF THE MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE.

♦THESE CENTRES WILL PROVIDE FULL AND PART-TIME OFF-THE-JOB TRAINING AT ALL LEVELS OF TECHNICAL MANPOWER, RANGING FROM OPERATIVES

TO TECHNOLOGISTS.

, THEY WILL PROVIDE 9 000 TRAIN I PERIOD WILL DEPEND ON THE COURSE

♦IT IS PLANNED THAT INITIALLY PLACES EACH YEAR AND THE TRAINING OFFERED,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THE MACHINE SHOP

TRAINING CENTRES WILL OTHER CENTRES WILL BE

AND METAL WORKING AS WELL AS ELECTRONICS BE ACCOMMODATED IN BOTH COMPLEXES WHILE THE LOCATED AT EITHER ONE.

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♦BASICALLY, THESE CENTRES ARE EQUIPPED WITH FACILITIES WHICH WILL SIMULATE THE ACTUAL WORKING CONDITIONS OF A FACTORY OR A SERVICING UNIT,* THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT.

OTHER IMPORTANT FEATURES INCLUDE LECTURE ROOMS, LIBRARIES, ASSEMBLY HALLS AND CANTEENS.

♦THEY ARE SITUATED IN TWO OF HONG KONG’S MAJOR POPULATION CENTRES AND ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED NEAR THE MTR STATIONS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE TOTAL CONSTRUCTION COST OF THE COMPLEXES WILL BE ABOUT $160 MILLION.

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TSI NG Yl OFFICER POST TO LAPSE * * M *

THE POST OF THE TSI NG Yl DISTRICT OFFICER WILL LAPSE FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12), A TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

FOLLOWING THE LAPSE OF THIS POST, THE DUTIES WILL BE TAKEN UP BY THE KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, AS WAS THE SITUATION BEFORE APRIL 1981.

AS A RESULT, THE TITLE WILL BE CHANGED TO DISTRICT OFFICER (KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl) AND THE POST WILL BE FILLED BY MR TAM WING-PONG.

THE TSI NG Yl DISTRICT OFFICER POST WAS CREATED MAINLY TO COORDINATE LAND RESUMPTION AND CLEARANCES THE MAJORITY OF WHICH HAVE NOW BEEN COMPLETED.

IN APRIL 1981, IN THE DISTRICT,

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CUSTOMS INVESTIGATION BRANCH PRAISED

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A BANNER AND A SHIELD WERE PRESENTED TODAY TO THE TRADE CONTROLS INVESTIGATION BRANCH -- TCIB — OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT, FOR ITS WORK AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF A FASHION BRAND NAME.

PRESENTATION OF THE SOUVENIRS WAS MADE TO MR JOHN HOWARD, HEAD OF THE BRANCH BY MR ALFRED LIU, GENERAL MANAGER OF ♦GIORDANO BY GIORDANO FASHIONS LTD.,+ AT A CEREMONY IN THE TCIB HEADQUARTERS IN WAN CHAI THIS AFTERNOON.

THANKING MR LIU ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT, MR HOWARD EMPHASISED THAT THE BRANCH WOULD CONTINUE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST COUNTERFEITERS TO PROTECT CONSUMERS AND OWNERS OF BRAND NAMES.

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LAST YEAR, THE TCIB CARRIED OUT 235 OPERATIONS AGAINST INFRINGEMENTS OF FASHIONWARE BRANDS AND SEIZED 56.6 MILLION WORTH OF GOODS.

IN ALL, 156 CASES WERE BROUGHT TO COURT, FINES TOTALLING $1.2 MILLION WERE IMPOSED, AND ABOUT $750 000 WORTH OF SEIZED GOODS WERE CONFISCATED.

ONE OFFENDER WAS SENTENCED TO A SUSPENDED TERM OF IMPRISONMENT

BY AUGUST THIS YEAR, $4.8 MILLION WORTH OF MERCHANDISE HAD BEEN SEIZED IN 162 OPERATIONS. AS A RESULT, 114 CASES WERE BROUGHT TO COURT AND FINES TOTALLING $636 580 WERE IMPOSED, AND GOODS VALUED AT $1.1 MILLION WERE CONFISCATED.

♦HAWKERS HAVE BEEN A PARTICULAR MENACE THIS YEAR AND A TOTAL OF 24 STREET TRADERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN PROSECUTED,* MR HOWARD ADDED.

♦IT SHOULD, HOWEVER, BE NOTED THAT WHILE COUNTERFEI GOODS VALUED AT $16 MILLION WERE SEIZED OVER THE YEAR, HONG KONG’S LEGITIMATE EXPORTS OVER THE SAME PERIOD AMOUNTED TO $83 000 MILLION,+ HE STRESSED.

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TENDER AWARDED FOR HOME OWNERSHIP PROJECT *****

THE GOVERNMENT HAS AWARDED A TENDER FOR A 1.3-HECTARE SITE IN TAI WAI, SHA TIN, TO THE CHINA OVERSEAS BUILDING DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD. FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HOME OWNERSHIP HOUSING PROJECT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PART IC I PAT I ON SCHEME.

THE AGREEMENT WAS FORMALLY SIGNED TODAY BETWEEN THE ACTING REGISTRAR GENERAL, MR PATRICK MURPHY AND THE CHAIRMAN AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE CHINA OVERSEAS BUILDING DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.,

GU TIANXUN.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT DEVELOPERS CONTINUED TO SHOW KEEN INTEREST IN PSPS PROJECTS AND THAT A TOTAL OF SEVEN BIDS WERE RECEIVED.

THE CHINA OVERSEAS BUILDING DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD. SUBMITTED THE HIGHEST BID OF $67 MILLION.

UNDER THE SALE CONDITIONS, THE DEVELOPER WILL HAVE TO PROVIDE 800 FLATS RANGING IN SIZE FROM 38 TO 47 SQUARE METRES. THESE FLATS WILL BE HOUSED IN TWO 25-STOREY BLOCKS AND ONE 30-STOREY BLOCK.

THE DEVELOPER WILL ALSO PROVIDE 160 CAR PARKING SPACES, LANDSCAPED OPEN SPACE AND 2 000 SQUARE I ETRES OF COMMERCIAL FLOOR AREA.

IN ADDITION TO THE $67 MILLION PREMIUM, T>" DEV LC°ER HAS TO SPEND NO LESS THAN 363 MI ..LIOH ON BUILD Ii G .

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

PASSING-OUT PARADE * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, WILL TAKE THE SALUTE AND PRESENT SILVER WHISTLES TO TWO BEST RERUITS AT THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT'S PASSING-OUT PARADE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) MORNING, AT THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

NINETY THREE OFFICERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY COMPLETED A SIX-MONTH BASIC TRAINING BOURSE, WILL BE ON PARADE.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PASSING-OUT PARADE AT THE DEPARTMENT'S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE AT 47, TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY AT 9.45 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE PRESS AND WILL LEAVE THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS AT GUARDIAN HOUSE, 32, 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI AT 9 AM SHARP.

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WAN CHAI FESTIVAL S-TARTS SATURDAY

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WAN CHAI RESIDENTS CAN ENJOY A FREE TRAM RIDE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) AFTERNOON TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE 11-DAY DISTRICT FESTIVAL.

TWO SPECIALLY-DECORATED TRAMS WILL TRAVEL BETWEEN THE CAUSEWAY BAY AND CENTRAL MARKET STATIONS FROM 3 PM TO 9 PM.

FREE COUPONS FOR THE RIDE ARE AVAILABLE AT THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE TRAM RIDE IS PART OF A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES BEING HELD DURING THE FESTIVAL, WHICH AIMS AT PROVIDING RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE RESIDENTS AND PROMOTING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

OTHER PROGRAMMES IN THE FESTIVAL, BEING HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME, INCLUDE AN EXHIBITION ON THE HISTORY OF WAN CHAI AND ITS DEVELOPMENT, AND A VARIETY SHOW.

THE EXHIBITION, TO BE HELD AT THE LOBBY OF THE HENNESSY CENTRE BETWEEN 10 AM AND 9 PM DAILY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 17, WILL FEATURE MORE THAN 30 VALUABLE PICTURES, MAPS, MODELS AND ARTISTS’ IMPRESSION ON THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF WAN CHAI.

THE VARIETY SHOW, WHICH IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT BOARD, W/lL BE STAGED AT THE SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND AT 7.30 I 1 OH SATURDAY. ADMISSION IS FREE.

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AN OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD AT 2 PM AND FOR THE TRAM RIDE AT 2.30 PM AT THE SHARP STREET EAST TRAM DEPOT.

OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS LOLLY CHIU? THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN; URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR F.K. HU; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR CHAM SIU-LEUN; AND THE RUNNERS-UP OF A MISS HONG KONG PAGEANT, MISS MAGGIE CHEUNG AND MISS EVE LEE.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI EXHIBITION OPENING CEREMONY AT 2 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) AT THE LOBBY OF THE HENNESSY CENTRE, AND THE TRAM RIDE AT 2.30 PM AT THE SHARP STREET EAST TRAM DEPOT.

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CUSTOMS AND EXCISE TO HOLD PASSING-OUT PARADE * * * *

A PASSING-OUT PARADE OF 30 INSPECTORS AND 47 CUSTOMS OFFICERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE TRAINING SCHOOL AT TAI LAM CHUNG AT 10.30 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10). TAKING THE SALUTE WILL BE MR PETER WILLIAMS, COMMISSIONER OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

A GOVERNMENT COACH, AM 1541, WILL BE AT THE HUNG HOM FERRY PIER BETWEEN 8.45 AM AND 9 AM TO TAKE GUESTS AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO THE TRAINING SCHOOL AND LATER RETURN THE PARTY TO KOWLOON.

GUESTS AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO BE SEATED BY 10.15 AM.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

CAS TO HOLD NT REGIONAL EXERCISE * * *

THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL HOLD A NEW TERRITORIES REGIONAL EXERCISE IN MA ON SHAN VILLAGE, FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM, ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

ABOUT 400 CAS OFFICERS AND MEMBERS WILL TAKE PART IN THE EXERCISE, WHICH WILL BE A MOCK EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY OPERATION INVOLVING LARGE-SCALE RESCUE, SEARCH AND EVACUATION WORK.

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THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE IS TO TEST THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CAS REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS AND SITES OF INCIDENTS.

THE EXERCISE ALSO AIMS AT TESTING THE EFFICIENCY OF MOBILISATION AND DEPLOYMENT OF MANPOWER AND RESOURCES, INCIDENT CONTROL AND HANDING OVER PROCEDURES AT LARGE-SCALE OPERATIONS.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE EVENT. TWO GOVERNMENT VANS WILL TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO AND FROM THE EXERCISE IN MA ON SHAN VILLAGE. THE VANS WILL LEAVE THE CAS KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE AT 204 ARGYLE STREET, KOWLOON, AT 9.30 AM SHARP ON THAT DAY. A CAS LIAISON OFFICER WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

THE PRESS PARTY WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE EXERCISE AND GIVEN TIME TO TAKE PICTURES OF THE EXERCISE. THEY WILL THEN BE TAKEN BACK TO TOWN ABOUT 11.30 AM.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE EXERCISE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE CAS SENIOR TRAINING OFFICER (NEW TERRITORIES), MR WONG SHUT-YUNG, AT 3-671936.

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NEW MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR KOWLOON CITY CHOIR X * * *

A RECRUITMENT DRIVE IS BEING HELD FOR MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CHILDREN’S CHORUS.

APPLICATION IS OPEN TO ALL PRIMARY THREE TO FIVE STUDENTS EITHER STUDYING OR LIVING IN THE DISTRICT.

THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW BLOOD WOULD HELP DEVELOP THE 5D-MEMBER CHOIR INTO A FULLER SCALE.

HE SAID THE CHORUS WAS A NON-PROFIT MAKING BODY FORMED IN EARLY 1982 WITH DISTRICT BOARD’S SPONSORSHIP TO PROMOTE STUDENTS’ INTERESTS AND DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIALS IN MUSIC.

THE CHORUS WILL STAGE ITS FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IN FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WANi THE HO MAN TIN BRANCH OFFICE AT BLOCK 8, HO MAN TIN ESTATE IN SHEUNG SHING STREET;

AND THE HUNG HOM BRANCH OFFICE AT 32 WUHU STREET.

AUDITION WILL BE HELD EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 17 AND OCTOBER 9 TO SELECT 80 NEW MEMBERS AMONG THE APPLICANTS.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO MISS PATRICIA AU AT 3-7110171.

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PLB NOT ALLOWED INTO STREET

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FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY), PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER SALVATION ARMY STREET IN WAN CHAI.

THEY WILL ALSO BE BANNED FROM THE SECTION OF TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH BRAEMAR HILL ROAD FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

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NEW TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN TAI PO * * *

TWO ROAD SECTIONS IN TAI PO HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES^TO ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES EXCEPT THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

Tupep SECTIONS ARE TING KOK ROAD NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH ROAD Di! AND ROAD D3 NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI PO ROAD NEAR YUEN CHAU TSAI.

MEW MAXICAB ROUTE NO. 20K RUNNING FROM SAM MUN TSAI TO TAI P? KCR STATION NOW OPERATES FROM 3.30 AM TO 11.30 PM ON WEEKDAYS^AND FROM 6.30 AM TO 10.30 PM ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. THE FARE IS $1.50.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 198j

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR PRAISES EMERGENCY SERVICES ............................... 1

CONCERN ABOUT STORM CASUALTIES .................................... 2

TRIBUTE TO FIRE SERVICES PERSONNEL ..............................   J

NEW ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS PUBLISHED ..........................   4

CARE URGED IN SCHOOL LAB WORK .................................... 10

RELOCATION OF POULTRY MARKET PLANNED ............................. 11

GOVERNMENT SUBSIDISING COURSES AT OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL....... 12

IMPORTANT ROLE FOR CUSTOMS AND EXCISE STAFF ...................... 1J

FIFTH PHASE OF NEW ID CARD SCHEME TO START MONDAY................. 1J

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EARN INTERNATIONAL RESPECT - SIR JOHN . 14

SEMINAR FOR NEW TEACHERS OF CHINESE LANGUAGE .................... 15

CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN EXHIBITION DRAWS CROWD ................. 15

SOCCER TRAINING FOR TUEN MUN YOUTHS ............................. 16

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD BY AUCTION ............................. 16

URBAN CLEARWAY AT KING'S ROAD..................................... 17

OPENING OF ROAD D9 IN TUEN MUN ................................... 17

WATER CUT IN KOWLOON CITY AND WAN CHAI ........................... 18

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1983

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GOVERNOR PRAISES EMERGENCY SERVICES * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (SATURDAY) EXPRESSED ADMIRATION AND THANKS Oh BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY TO THE EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR THEIR DURING THE PASSAGE OF TYPHOON ELLEN.

SPEAKING TO NEWSMEN AT QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL AFTER VISITING FIRE SERVICES OFFICERS WHO WERE HURT WHILE ENGAGED IN RESCUE WORK YESTERDAY, SIR EDWARD SAID THEIR INJURIES BROUGHT HOME TO US WHAT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES DO.

WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE IS TOLD TO STAY AT HOME, THE EMERGENCY SERVICES HAVE TO BE OUT AND ABOUT DEALING WITH INCIDENTS AS THEY OCCUR, HE SAID, AND +1 THINK THEY ALL RESPONDED MAGNIFICENTLY THIS TIME.*

SIR EDWARD PAID SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE BRAVERY OF SENIOR STATION OFFICER, CHIU SHING-CHAU WHO LOST HIS LIFE WHILE RESCUING AN OLD WOMAN AT MOUNT DAVIS VILLAGE.

I WOULD LIKE TO ONCE AGAIN EXPRESS MY CONDOLENCES, PARTICULARLY TO MRS CHIU, FOR THE VERY BRAVE SACRIFICE HER HUSBAND MADE AND I AM SURE IN DOING THAT, I WILL BE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE WHOLE OF HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD HAD EARLIER VISITED FOUR FIRE SERVICES PERSONNEL WHO ARE RECUPERATING FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED AT MOUNT DAVIS YESTERDAY. A FIFTH FIREMAN WAS STILL IN THE OPERATING ROOM.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR F.S. LAM, AND THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER (HONG KONG, MARINE AND OUTLYING ISLANDS), MR JOHN BREDBURY.

I WANTED TO COME DOWN PERSONALLY AND EXPRESS ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY OUR ADMIRATION FOR THE FIRE SERVICES, AND INDEED ALL THE EMERGENCY SERVICES, FOR WHAT THEY DID YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE DURING THE STORM,+ HE TOLD NEWSMEN LATER.

I WISH THEM ALL WELL AND A SPEEDY RECOVERY,* HE ADDED.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHETHER THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY HAS GIVEN ADEQUATE WARNINGS ABOUT THE STORM, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE DID NOT KNOW OF ANY BASIS FOR A SUGGESTION THAT THEY WERE NOT DOING THEIR UTMOST TO GIVE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG THE BEST WARNING THEY COULD.

I THINK THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DID THE BEST THEY CAN IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES AND THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THEY WERE ISSUING WEATHER BULLETINS USING ALL THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO THEM,* HE SAID.

EARLIER IN THE MORNING, SIR EDWARD, ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR PETER CHAN TOOK AN HOUR-LONG HELICOPTER TOUR OF THE TERRITORY TO SEE FOR HIMSELF THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE STORM.

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♦THE MAIN IMPRESSION I GET WAS THAT IF THE DAMAGE WAS LIMITED, THIS IS A TRIBUTE ALSO TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHO WERE VERY SENSIBLE. THEY EXERCISED PRECAUTIONS AND PRUDENTLY KEPT AT HOME WHEN THEY WERE ASKED TO DO SO,+ YE SAID.

IT WAS ALSO QUITE CLEAR THAT THERE WAS QUITE A LOT OF TROUBLE IN THE HARBOUR AND SOME IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, HE ADDED.

BEFORE PROCEEDING TO QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL, SIR EDWARD ALSO VISITED THE HONG KONG ISLAND REGIONAL COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTRE OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE REGIONAL COMMANDER, HONG KONG ISLAND. M? JOHN SHEPPARD, HE TOURED THE CONTROL CENTRE AND GOT FIRST HAND INFORMATION ON HOW POLICE COPED WITH THE HAVOC CAUSED BY THE STORM.

HE ALSO SPOKE TO TRAFFIC POLICEMEN AND OFFICERS ATTACHED TO THE EMERGENCY UNIT WHO WERE ENGAGED IN VARIOUS DUTIES DURING THE STORM.

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CONCERN ABOUT STORM CASUALTIES

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IMMEDIATELY AFTER HIS ARRIVAL YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) EVENING THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN OVER ThE SEVERITY OF THE STORM WHICH HIT HONG KONG.

♦I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXPRESS MY CONDOLENCES TO THOSE FAMILIES WHO HAVE SUFFERED IN ThE STORM AND TO SAY THAT I WAS VERY PLEASED TO HEAR HOW WELL THE EMERGENCY SERVICES HAVE BEEN COPING WITH THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD,♦ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT ON ARRIVAL FROM LONDON.

THE GOVERNOR POINTED OUT THAT HE WAS KEPT GENERALLY INFORMED ON WHAT WAS GOING ON IN HONG KONG WHILE HE WAS AWAY.

♦BUT I WILL NOW NEED TO CATCH UP IN DETAiL AND I AM SURE SIR PHILIP IS JUST ABOUT TO GIVE ME A FULL REPORT OF ALL THE EVENTS OF THE LAST 24 HOURS AND THE EXTENT OF ThE DAMAGE,♦ HE SAID.

♦THEN I WILL BE CONTINUING WORK ON THE STATEMENT WHICH I AM GOING TO MAKE TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,* HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD ADDED THAT WHILE HE WAS IN LONDON ON HOLIDAY HE ALSO HAD TWO ROUNDS OF TALKS WITH MINISTERS — THE MOST RECENT ONE WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND MR RICHARD LUCE.

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♦DURING THOSE TALKS WE HAD A FULL REVIEW OF THE COURSE OF THE TALKS IN PEKING SO FAR AND WE HAVE OF COURSE BEEN MAKING VERY CAREFUL PREPARATIONS FOR RESUMPTION IN TWO WEEKS’ TIME.

♦IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT MR LUCE WILL BE HERE AND I SAW HIM ON TWO OCCASIONS AND TALKED TO HIM ABOUT HIS VISIT.

HE IS VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING HERE AND TO MEETING AS MANY PEOPLE AS HE CAN WHILE HERE, INCLUDING MEMBERS OF EXCO AND UMELCO.

AND HIS VISIT WILL OF COURSE GIVE US A FURTHER OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THE COURSE OF THE TALKS.

AND ON PRESENT PLANS, SIR PERCY CRADOCK WILL BE COMING DOWN AT THE SAME T|ME,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE.

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TRIBUTE TO FIRE SERVICES PERSONNEL KOK*

THE FOLLOWING IS A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, W FREDERICK WATSON, TO ALL PERSONNEL OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT:

♦EVERYONE OF YOU PERFORMED YOUR DUTY DURING TYPHOON ELLEN WITH COURAGE AND FORTITUDE AND IN THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE FIRE SERVICES MANY OF YOU PERFORMED YOUR DUTY LONG IN EXCESS OF YOUR NORMAL HOURS, AS IS EXPECTED ON SUCH OCCASIONS.

FOR MANY OF YOU IT IS YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE IN PERFORMING DUTIES IN SUCH CALAMITY. IT WON’T ?3 THE LAST.

ONE OF OUR MEMBERS DIED COURAGEOUSLY PERFORMING HIS DUTY. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIM AND HIS FAMILY.

GO HOME THIS MORNING KNOWING YOU HAVE PERFORMED YOUR DUTY WELL AND THAT YOU ARE MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE IN WHICH YOU CAN BE PROUD. DONT’T EVER LET IT DOWN.*

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NEW ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS PUBLISHED * * * *

MAJOR CHANGES TO HONG KONG’S ROAD TRAFFIC LAWS ARE PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A TOTAL OF SEVEN SETS OF REGULATIONS ARE PUBLISHED, REPRESENTING THE CULMINATION OF MANY YEARS’ WORK TO REVIEW AND UPDATE THE LAWS WHICH GOVERN THE MOVEMENT OF TRAFFIC AND USE OF VEHICLES ON THE TERRITORY’S ROADS.

EXTENSIVE PUBLIC CONSULTATION HAS BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE DRAFTING OF THE NEW LEGISLATION, WITH DOZENS OF INTERESTED BODIES AND INDIVIDUALS BEING ASKED FOR THEIR VIEWS, COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS BEFORE THE NEW MEASURES WERE DRAWN UP.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE COMPLETION OF THIS MAJOR PROJECT WILL BRING VERY REAL BENEFITS IN TERMS OF ROAD SAFETY AND DRIVING STANDARDS WHEN THE LEGISLATION IS IMPLEMENTED.

IN VIEW OF THE EXTENSIVE NATURE OF SOME OF THE CHANGES TO BE BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE REGULATIONS THERE WILL BE ADEQUATE ADVANCE NOTICE BEFORE IMPLEMENTATION, WITH THE VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS BEING BROUGHT INTO FORCE IN STAGES. THIS WILL ALLOW PEOPLE TIME TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE CHANGES AND TO MODIFY VEHICLES OR SYSTEMS AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THE NEW LEGISLATION.

AN INFORMATION AND PUBLICITY PROGRAMME HAS BEEN PREPARED FOR THE COMING MONTHS TO FAMILIARISE THE PUBLIC WITH THE CONTENT AND PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION DATES OF THE NEW REGULATIONS.

A NEW HIGHWAY CODE IS UNDER PREPARATION TO GUIDE ROAD USERS.

SALIENT POINTS IN THE NEW REGULATIONS ARE:

TRAFFIC CONTROL REGULATIONS

ONE OF THE MOST VISIBLE EFFECTS OF THE NEW TRAFFIC CONTROL REGULATIONS WHICH WILL REPLACE THE CURRENT ROAD TRAFFIC (LIGHTING AND GUARDING OF ROAD WORKS) REGULATIONS, (ROAD CROSSING) REGULATIONS AND (ROADS AND SIGNS) REGULATIONS WILL BE THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW SET OF TRAFFIC SIGNS.

EXISTING SIGNS LACK UNIFORMITY AND THE CHINESE CHARACTERS ON THOSE BEARING WORDS ARE OFTEN TOO SMALL TO BE SEEN AND QUICKLY UNDERSTOOD AT A DISTANCE. THE NEW TRAFFIC SIGN SYSTEM WILL BRING HONG KONG INTO LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE BY ABBREVIATING MESSAGES. THE CHINESE CHARACTERS WILL BE ABOUT TWICE THE SIZE OF THE ENGLISH WORDING. SIGNS, INCLUDING THOSE INDICATING SPEED LIMITS, WILL BE EXPRESSED IN METRIC UNITS IN LINE WITH THE GOVERNMENT’S METRICATION POLICY. ALTOGETHER THE NEW REGULATIONS CONTAIN 156 SIGNS - 66 OF WHICH WILL BE COMPLETELY NEW TO HONG KONG’S ROADS. SIGNS WILL EITHER EE OF A REGULATORY, WARNING, INFORMATORY OR SUPPLEMENTARY NATURE. THE ’STOP’ AND ’GIVE WAY’ SIGNS WILL HAVE SPECIAL SHAPES - AN OCTAGON AND INVERTED TRIANGLE RESPECTIVELY - IN ORDER TO MAXIMISE IMPACT.

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A TOTAL OF 38 ROAD MARKINGS WILL BE USED UNDER THE NEW SYSTEM -15 OF WHICH ARE NEW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES WILL INDICATE WHERE STOPPING IS COMPLETELY PROHIBITED AND SINGLE YELLOW LINES WILL INDICATE RESTRICTIONS ON STOPPING.

PROVISIONS OF THE TRAFFIC CONTROL REGULATIONS WHICH ARE NEW INCLUDE POLICE POWERS WITH RESPECT TO THE LIGHTING, SIGNING AND GUARDING OF ROAD WORKS, THE USE OF NEW WARNING DEVICES, A REQUIREMENT THAT DIPPED HEADLIGHTS BE USED IN +POOR VISIBILITY CONDITIONS* REGARDLESS OF THE TIME OF DAY, POWERS FOR THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT TO OPERATE EQUIPMENT TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON VEHICLE AND PEDESTRIAN MOVEMENT ON ROADS, AND PROVISIONS TO ESTABLISH THE NUMBER CF PERSONS THAT MAY BE CARRIED IN VEHICLES AND THE LIMITS BEYOND WHICH VEHICLES MAY NOT LEGALLY BE LOADED.

CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE REGULATIONS

THE NEW REGULATIONS ON THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF VEHICLES, WHICH UPDATE THE EXISTING ROAD TRAFFIC (CONSTRUCTION AND USE) REGULATIONS AND INCORPORATE SOME OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE EXISTING ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) REGULATIONS, INCLUDE A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES. PROVISION IS MADE IN THE NEw REGULATIONS ALLOWING VEHICLES REGISTERED AND LICENSED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF SOME OF THE NEW PROVISIONS TO CONTINUt TO CONFORM TO SOME OF THE PROVISIONS IN THE EXISTING REGULATIONS FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE.

THE MAXIMUM DIMENSIONS FOR SOME TYPES OF VEHICLES ARE TO BE INCREASED AND, IN PARTICULAR, ALLOWANCE HAS BEEN MADE FOR THE USE OF LARGER BUSES TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY WHILE MAINTAINING STANDARDS OF SAFETY AND COMFORT. THE NEW REGULATIONS LAY DOWN PERMITTED VEHICLE WEIGHTS MEASURED IN TERMS OF GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT - OR THE ACTUAL TOTAL WEIGHT OF A VEHICLE AND ITS LOAD TRANSMITTED TO THE ROAD SURFACE BY THE WHEELS OF A VEHICLE - AND THE UPPER LIMIT IS 38 TONNES.

THE REGULATIONS, FOR THE FIRST TIME, INCORPORATE STANDARDS FOR BRAKE EFFICIENCY INTO THE LAW. A SPECIFICATION FOR MINIMUM PERMITTED TYRE TREAD DEPTH IS INTRODUCED AND PROVISIONS RELATING TO TURNING CIRCLES AND STEERING REQUIREMENTS ARE EXTENDED TO APPLY TO ALL VEHICLES, NOT JUST BUSES.

WINDSCREEN WASHERS ARE TO BE MADE MANDATORY AND ALL PRIVATE CARS, TAXIS, LIGHT BUSES, BUSES, GOODS AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES WILL HAVE TO CARRY AT LEAST TwO REAR VIEw MIRRORS.

MORE DETAILED SUSPENSION, BRAKE, STEERING, VENTILATION AND OTnE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE APPLIED TO BUSES TO RAISE STANDARDS OF COMFORT AND SAFETY.

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GOODS VEHICLES WILL HAVE TO BE MARKED NOT ONLY WITH THE OWNER’S NAME AND ADDRESS BUT ALSO THE PERMITTED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT AND THE MAXIMUM PERMITTED AXLE WEIGHT. NO MORE THAN FIVE PASSENGERS CAN BE CARRIED IN GOODS VEHICLES. THERE ARE RULES ON THE PROPER POSITIONING AND PROTECTION OF EXHAUST PIPES.

TRAILERS WILL BECOME SUBJECT TO THE SAME MARKING REQUIRMENTS AS GOODS VEHICLES. SEPARATE BRAKING REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLES SUCH AS MOTOR CYCLES, MOTOR TRICYCLES AND INVALID CARRIAGES ARE LAID DOWN.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REGULATIONS ON LIGHTING AND REFLECTORS, AMONG THEM SEVERAL INTENDED TO PROMOTE THE SAFE USE OF HEADLAMPS BY SETTING OUT REQUIREMENTS AS TO THE NUMBER TO BE EMPLOYED, THEIR POSITIONING, AND BRIGHTNESS.

IN THE INTERESTS OF SAFETY, GOODS VEHICLES OVER 5.5 TONNES GROSS AND TRAILERS OVER 1 TONNE IN UNLADEN WEIGHT WILL HAVE TO CARRY APPROPRIATE WARNING REFLECTIVE REAR MARKINGS.

IT IS INTENDED THAT ALL VEHICLES SHOULD COMPLY WITH THE NEW REQUIREMENTS AS TO BRAKING EFFICIENCY, WINDSCREEN WASHERS AND TYRES AS SOON AS THE REGULATIONS COME INTO FORCE BUT PUBLICITY AND INFORMATION WILL BE ARRANGED WELL BEFORE THEN TO GIVE VEHICLES OWNERS TIME TO COMPLY. PRIVATE CARS WILL ALSO HAVE TO CONFORM TO THE NEW REQUIREMENTS COVERING DRIVING MIRRORS. BUSES AND LIGHT BUSES WILL HAVE TO COMPLY WITH NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, TAXIS WITH NEW REQUIREMENTS ABOUT DISPLAYING +TAXI+ MARKINGS ON THEIR SIDES AND GOODS VEHICLES AND TRAILERS WITH REGULATIONS SPECIFYING REQUIRED MARKINGS.

DRIVING LICENCES REGULATIONS

AMONG THE CHANGES WHICH WILL BE INTRODUCED BY THE NEW DRIVING LICENCES REGULATIONS WHICH, IN THE MAIN WILL REPLACE THE EXISTNG ROAD TRAFFIC (DRIVING LICENCES) REGULATIONS AND SOME OF THE (INTERNATIONAL CIRCULATION) REGULATIONS ARE THE FOLLOWING:

THE PRESENT 'GOODS VEHICLE’ CATEGORY OF LICENCE WILL BE ABOLISHED. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE ISSUE OF DRIVING LICENCES, GOODS VEHICLES WILL BE DIVIDED INTO LIGHT, MEDIUM, HEAVY AND SPECIAL PURPOSE CLASSES. THE LATTER THREE CLASSES SHALL BE FURTHER CATEGORISED AS RIGID OR ARTICULATED VEHICLES.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS PROVIDE THAT ’GOODS VEHICLE’ LICENCES CURRENT WHEN THE REGULATIONS TAKE EFFECT WILL ENTITLE THE HOLDERS TO DRIVE THE NEW CATEGORY OF LIGHT GOODS VEHICLE (WITH A PERMITTED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF LESS THAN 5.5 TONNES) OR MEDIUM GOODS VEHICLE (WITH A PERMITTED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT OF 5.5 BUT LESS THAN 24 TONNES) BUT RIGID VEHICLES ONLY. SIMILARLY, CURRENT LICENCES ENTITLING THE HOLDERS TO DRIVE GOODS VEHICLES UNDER +2-1/4 TONS* UNLADEN WILL ONLY ENTITLE THE HOLDERS TO DRIVE THE NEW CATEGORY OF LIGHT GOODS VEHICLE WHEN THE REGULATIONS BECOME EFFECTIVE.

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MEDICAL CHECKS ON FITNESS AND EYESIGHT ARE TO BE INTRODUCED PRIOR TO THE ISSUE OR RENEWAL OF LICENCES TO DRIVERS OF THE AGE OF 70 OR OVER. SUCH CHECKS ARE COMMONPLACE OVERSEAS AND THEIR INTRODUCTION TO HONG KONG WAS THOUGHT AN ADVISABLE PRECAUTION IN VIEW OF CURRENT LOCAL TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

THE PRESENT PROVISIONAL DRIVING LICENCE IS TO BE REPLACED BY A NEW LEARNER’S LICENCE.

MORE RIGOROUS CONTROL OVER THE STANDARDS AND CONDUCT OF LICENSED DRIVING INSTRUCTORS WILL BE INTRODUCED. THE REGULATIONS GIVE THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT POWER TO REQUIRE A DRIVING INSTRUCTOR TO TAKE A TEST OF CONTINUED ABILITY AND FITNESS TO GIVE INSTRUCTION, AND TO SUSPEND OR CANCEL HIS LICENCE IF HE FAILS TO PASS THE TEST.

A CONSEQUENCE OF THE NEW CLASSIFICATION OF GOODS VEHICLES FOR LICENSING PURPOSES IS THAT SPECIAL LICENSING AND TESTING ARRANGEMENTS WILL HAVE TO BE INTRODUCED IN RESPECT OF THE DRIVERS OF ARTICULATED VEHICLES.

THE EXISTING PROVISIONS PERMITS ARE LARGELY RETAINED

IN THE LAW AS TO INTERNATIONAL DRIVING IN THE NEW REGULATIONS.

PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES REGULATIONS

THESE REGULATIONS LARGELY REPLACE THE EXISTING ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) AND (PUBLIC OMNIBUS, PUBLIC LIGHT BUS AND PUBLIC CAR) REGULATIONS WHICH DEAL WITH THE OPERATION OF PASSENGER CARRYING VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES. A NEW ’PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCE’ IS TO BE INTRODUCED UNDER THE PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES REGULATIONS FOR ISSUE TO THE OPERATORS OF NON-FRANCHISED PUBLIC BUSES, PRIVATE BUSES AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES (INCLUDING MAX I CABS).

THIS WILL PROVIDE A MORE SATISFACTORY, COMPREHENSIVE AND FLEXIBLE SYSTEM OF LICENSING PASSENGER SERVICE OPERATORS AND ONE WHICH WILL ENABLE THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT TO CONTROL AND MONITOR PASSENGER SERVICES MORE EFFECTIVELY. THE COMMISSIONER IS EMPOWERED TO STIPULATE CONDITIONS FOR THE ISSUE OF SUCH LICENCES AND TO CONTROL ROUTES, AREAS OF OPERATION AND THE TYPES OF SERVICE PROVIDED.

IN VIEW OF THE NUMBERS OF VEHICLES INVOLVED THE ISSUE OF THE NEW PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCES WILL BE PHASED. EACH OPERATOR WILL BE ISSUED WITH ONE PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCE AND ALSO WITH A SEPARATE PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCE CERTIFICATE FOR EACH VEHICLE HE OPERATES. THE OPERATOR MUST DISPLAY A CERTIFICATE ON EACH VEHICLE’S WINDSCREEN AND A PLATE SHOWING THE PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCE NUMBER ON THE REAR OF EACH VEHICLE.

THE REGULATIONS LARGELY INCORPORATE THE EXISTING LAW AS TO THE ISSUE OF PERMITS FOR HIRE CARS. OTHER NEW PROVISIONS ENABLE THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT TO DESIGNATE STOPPING PLACES FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, AND THE COMMISSIONER O'7 POLICE TO DESIGNATE OR CANCEL STOPPING PLACES OR STANDS FOR 72 HOURS.

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT MAY PERMIT THE PARKING OF PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND TAXIS AT THEIR RESPECTIVE STANDS DURING CERTAIN HOURS, WHILE THE DRIVER OF A PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE MAY REFUSE TO CARRY A PERSON WHOM HE REASONABLY BELIEVES TO HAVE COMMITTED OR TO BE ABOUT TO COMMIT AN OFFENCE UNDER THE REGULATIONS.

REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES REGULATIONS

THE NEW REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES REGULATIONS CONSOLIDATE, WITH SOME AMENDMENTS, THE EXISTING LEGISLATION ON THE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES AND SOME PROVISIONS OF THE (INTERNATIONAL CIRCULATION) REGULATIONS.

THE NEW PROVISIONS REFLECT THE RECLASSIFICATION OF GOODS VEHICLES, THE LICENCE FEES FOR WHICH ARE AT PRESENT RELATED TO THE UNLADEN WEIGHT OF THE VEHICLES.

♦LIGHT GOODS VEHICLES+ ARE AT PRESENT VEHICLES WITH AN UNLADEN WEIGHT NOT EXCEEDING 45 CWT. UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL APPLY TO VEHICLES OF AN ASSIGNED PERMITTED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT UP TO AND INCLUDING 5.5 TONNES- THE CLASS ♦MEDIUM GOODS VEHICLES+ WILL COMPRISE VEHICLES OF AN ASSIGNED PERMITTED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT ABOVE 5.5 TONNES AND UP TO AND INCLUDING 24 TONNES AND THE CLASS +HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES+ WILL COMPRISE VEHICLES OF AN ASSIGNED PERMITTED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT IN EXCESS OF 24 TONNES AND UP TO AND INCLUDING 38 TONNES.

TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS IN THE NEW REGULATIONS PROVIDE THAT VEHICLES CURRENTLY REGISTERED WHEN THE NEW REGULATIONS TAKE EFFECT WILL BE DEEMED TO BE REGISTERED UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS EITHER AS A LIGHT, MEDIUM OR HEAVY GOODS VEHICLE ACCORDING TO THE RELEVANT ASSIGNED PERMITTED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT. BUT PROVISION IS ALSO MADE FOR RECLASSIFICATION, IF NECESSARY, AFTER SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT.

THE NEW REGULATIONS PROVIDE THAT A GENERAL CLASS OF +TAXI+ WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING CLASSIFICATIONS OF +HONG KONG AND KOWLOON TAXI+, +NEW TERRITORIES TAXI+ AND +LANTAU TAXI+. THERE IS, HOWEVER, NO CHANGE IN THE EXISTING AREA LIMITATIONS WHICH APPLY TO TAXIS.

THE NEW REGULATIONS INTRODUCE A MOVEMENT PERMIT FOR VEHICLES INTENDED TO BE USED ONLY ON OFF-ROAD SITES OR WITHIN THE AIRPORT BOUNDARY. THEY ALSO PROVIDE FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE EXISTING VEHICLE REGISTRATION BOOK BY A REGISTRATION DOCUMENT WHICH WILL BE COMPUTER PRINTED.

MOTOR CYCLES WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED TO CARRY A FRONT NUMBER PLATE - IN THE INTERESTS OF SAFETY.

TO PREVENT THE EVASION OF LICENSING FEES, A NEW PROVISION WILL REQUIRE VEHICLES, BROUGHT INTO HONG KONG ON AN INTERNATIONAL CIRCULATION PERMIT BUT WHICH THEN REMAIN IN HONG KONG ON A PERMANENT BASIS, TO BE REGISTERED AND LICENSED FROM THE DATE OF ARRIVAL IN HONG KONG.

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SAFETY EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS

THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT REGULATIONS WHICH WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING ROAD TRAFFIC (PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) REGULATIONS AND SOME PROVISIONS OF THE EXISTING (CONSTRUCTION AND USE) REGULATIONS, LIST VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO THE WEARING OF PROTECTIVE HELMETS ON MOTORCYCLES AND THE FITTING AND WEARING OF SEAT BELTS IN PRIVATE CARS. THE REQUIREMENT TO CARRY FIRE EXTINGUISHERS IN VEHICLES, WHICH AT PRESENT ONLY COVERS BUSES AND LIGHT BUSES, IS TO BE EXTENDED BY THE NEW REGULATIONS TO HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES, THAT IS GOODS VEHICLES OVER 24 TONNES IN GROSS WEIGHT.

THE NEW REGULATIONS WILL ALSO CREATE AN ADDITIONAL OFFENCE OF PERMITTING A PASSENGER TO RIDE ON A MOTOR CYCLE WITHOUT WEARING A HELMET.

PARKING REGULATIONS

THE PARKING REGULATIONS, WHICH REPLACE THE ROAD TRAFFIC (PARKING AND WAITING) REGULATIONS AND THE (TEMPORARY CAR PARKS) REGULATIONS, CONSOLIDATE AND UPDATE EXISTING LEGISLATION AND PUT THE LAW IN THIS FIELD IN A MORE CONCISE AND SIMPLE FORM.

THE CONCEPT OF ’PARKING’ HAS NOW BEEN DEFINED AND THE TERM ’WAITING’ DROPPED. PARKING IS NOW DEFINED AS ’THE STANDING OF A VEHICLE, WHETHER OCCUPIED OR NOT, EXCEPT WHEN STANDING TEMPORARILY FOR THE PURPOSE OF AND WHILE ACTUALLY ENGAGED IN LOADING OR UNLOADING OR PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS’. A VEHICLE IS NOT DEEMED TO BE PARKED IF IT CANNOT MOVE BECAUSE OF BREAKDOWN OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE DRIVER’S CONTROL AND ADDITIONALLY ALL REASONABLE STEPS ARE TAKEN TO MINIMISE ANY OBSTRUCTION AND REMOVE THE VEHICLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN TEMPORARY CAR PARKS AND OTHER CAR PARKS IS ABOLISHED AND THE NEW REGULATIONS PROVIDE MORE COMPREHENSIVELY FOR THE OPERATION AND CONTROL OF DESIGNATED CAR PARKS.

THE NEW REGULATIONS EXPRESSLY PROHIBIT PARKING ON A PAVEMENT, PEDESTRIAN WAY OR SIMILAR PLACE BUT PROVIDE FOR A DEFENCE WHERE THERE IS NO OBSTRUCTION OR ACTUAL DANGER CAUSED. THEY ALSO EMPOWER THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE TO MAKE TEMPORARY PARKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR A PERIOD OF 72 HOURS, AND THEY CREATE THE OFFENCES OF PARKING AN UNATTACHED TRAILER ON A ROAD AND LEAVING A VEHICLE ON A ROAD IN A POSITION DANGEROUS TO OTHER ROAD USERS.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO THE NEW PARKING REGULATIONS PROVIDES A NEW SET OF TRAFFIC SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS RELEVANT TO THE PARKING OF VEHICLES WHICH ARE SIMPLER AND CLEARER THAN MANY OF THOSE CURRENTLY IN USE.

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CARE URGED IN SCHOOL LAB WORK

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SUPERVISORS, SCHOOL HEADS, SCIENCE TEACHERS AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS ARE URGED TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO SAFETY IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES.

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IF A SCIENCE LABORATORY IS USED AS A CLASSROOM FOR NONSCIENCE LESSONS DUE TO FLOATING CLASS ARRANGEMENTS, THE TEACHER INVOLVED SHOULD SEE TO IT THAT THE STUDENTS DO NOT ENTER THE LABORATORY UNLESS HE IS PRESENT AND THAT THEY DO NOT DISTURB OR REMOVE ANY OF THE SCIENCE MATERIALS IN THE LABORATORY.

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

♦WHENEVER A LABORATORY IS NOT IN USE, ITS GAS AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLIES SHOULD BE SWITCHED OFF AT THE MA I NS,+ HE ADDED.

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

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

PAST RECORDS REVEALED THAT ACCIDENTS IN SCHOOL LABORATORIES WERE MOSTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PREPARATION AND BURNING OF HYDROGEN, MIXING WATER WITH CONCENTRATED SULPHURIC ACID, MIXING CONCENTRATED ACIDS WITH POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE, GRINDING OR WARMING A MIXTURE OF AN OXIDIZING AGENT WITH CARBON OR SULPHUR, PREPARATION OF CHLORINE AND HYDROGEN SULPHIDE, HANDLING OF BROMINE, SODIUM OR POTASSIUM, HEATING OF ALCOHOLS AND THE STORAGE OF YELLOW OR RED PHOSPHORUS, PHOSPHORUS TRICHLORIDE OR PHOSPHORUS PENTACHLORIDE.

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

THE ATTENTION OF SCIENCE TEACHERS AND LABORATORY TECHNICIANS IS ALSO DRAWN TO THE USE OF BENZENE, WHICH IS A SUSPECTED CARCINOGEN.

♦CARCINOGENS CAN ENTER THE BODY NOT ONLY BY INGESTION, BUT ALSO BY INHALATION AND SKIN ABSORPTION. IN GENERAL, EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL CARCINOGENS ARE LONG-TERM AND INSIDIOUS, RATHER THAN IMMEDIATE AND OBVIOUS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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

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AN OUTLINE OF THE ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINIMISING THE POSSIBILITY OF ACCIDENTS IN A SCIENCE LABORATORY IS CONTAINED IN THE PAMPHLET +SAFETY IN THE LABORATORY* PUBLISHED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT SOME LOCAL SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS CARRIED MANY CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS WHICH CAN BE PERFORMED AT HOME BY SCHOOL CHILDREN.

♦SOME OF THESE EXPERIMENTS ARE POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AND IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REMIND STUDENTS REPEATEDLY THAT SUCH HAZARDOUS EXPERIMENTS SHOULD NOT BE PERFORMED BY THEMSELVES AT HOME,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

GREAT CARE MUST BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT EVEN IF STUDENTS ARE TO CARRY OUT SIMPLE EXPERIMENTS ON THEIR OWN OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL, THEY SHOULD FIRST SEEK THE ADVICE OF THEIR SCIENCE TEACHERS ON THE NATURE OF THESE EXPERIMENTS, HE ADDED.

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RELOCATION OF POULTRY MARKET PLANNED O *

A 7 900-SQUARE-METRE SITE IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR A TEMPORARY POULTRY WHOLESALE MARKET TO ACCOMMODATE THE 12 STALLS WHICH ARE NOW IN FORBES STREET, AND TO PROVIDE LOADING AND UNLOADING FACILITIES, THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS LOLLY CHIU, SAID TODAY.

SHE SAID THE TEMPORARY MARKET, ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT $10 MILLION, WOULD BE READY BY 1985.

FURTHERMORE, SHE SAID, THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TRADE HAD AGREED IN PRINCIPLE TO MOVE FROM THE PLACE WHERE THEY HAD OPERATED FOR DECADES.

MISS CHIU WAS SPEAKING ON THE PROBLEMS BROUGHT ABOUT BY POULTRY LAAN TRADERS IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT.

♦AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO A LONG-TERM PLAN TO REPROVISION THE POULTRY LAANS, TOGETHER WITH THE VEGETABLE AND FRESH WATER FISH WHOLESALE MARKETS IN KENNEDY TOWN TO THE PERMANENT WHOLESALE MARKET ON THE WESTERN RECLAMATION.

♦THIS LARGE-SCALE PROJECT WILL REQUIRE A RELATIVELY LONG PERIOD OF TIME FOR DETAILED CONSIDERATION AND PLANNING,* SHE SAID.

SHE SAID THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY POULTRY LAANS COULD BE VIEWED FROM THREE ASPECTSi-

M ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTIONi AS THE WHOLESALE MARKET HAD TO KEEP A CERTAIN QUANTITY OF POULTRY FOR SALE TO THE RETAIL DEALERS AND HAWKERS EACH DAY, THE POULTRY EXCREMENT AND THE UNPLEASANT SMELL CAUSED SEVERE POLLUTION TO THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN THE AREA;

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* NOISE POLLUTIONi THE MARKET STARTED OPERATION AS EARLY AS 4 AM EVERY MORNING WITH THOUSANDS OF CHICKENS AND DUCKS CACKLING AND QUACKING AT THE SAME TIME; AND

* TRAFFIC CONGESTIONi AS THE MARKET WAS SOME DISTANCE FROM THE LOADING AND UNLOADING PIER FOR THE POULTRY, CAGES OF POULTRY HAD TO BE TRANSPORTED BY HANDCARTS FROM THE PIER TO FORBES STREET, CUTTING ACROSS THE TRAFFIC IN CATCHICK AND BELCHER’S STREETS.

♦THE PROBLEM MIGHT NOT BE SO SERIOUS IF THE POULTRY LAANS WERE SITUATED FAR AWAY FROM RESIDENTIAL AREAS,+ SHE SAID.

+HOWEVER, THERE ARE MANY RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS IN FORBES STREET AND DAVIS STREET AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS FROM RESIDENTS IN RECENT YEARS,* SHE ADDED.

SHE SAID THE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS HAD VISITED THE AREA TO IDENTIFY SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS, BUT FELT THAT IMPROVEMENTS WOULD BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED SITE AREA, THE OUT-DATED FACILITIES AND ITS PROXIMITY TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS.

+FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD’S POINT OF VIEW, THE PROPOSED RELOCATION OF THE LAANS IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE INTERIM MEASURE BECAUSE THE LAAN TRADERS CAN CONTINUE WITH THEIR BUSINESS AND THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT IN KENNEDY TOWN CAN ALSO BE IMPROVED,* SHE SAID.

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GOVERNMENT SUBSIDISING COURSES AT OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL

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YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WISH TO TAKE PART IN +SKILLS COURSES* TO BE HELD NEXT MONTH AT THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL IN SAI KUNG SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS NOW, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE THREE-DAY COURSES — ONE ON INTERMEDIATE SAILING AND THE OTHER ON INTERMEDIATE CANOEING — WILL START ON OCTOBER 21.

THERE WILL BE 20 GOVERNMENT-SUBSIDISED PLACES FOR EACH OF THE TWO COURSES, ORGANISED BY THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL AND THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT.

THE SUBSIDY WILL REDUCE THE FEE BY 60 PER CENT TO $200.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE TWO SKILLS COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RSS HEADQUARTERS IN WING ON CENTRE, CENTRAL, AND AT ITS 19 DISTRICT OFFICES THROUGHOUT HONG KONG.

EARLIER, THE GOVERNMENT ALLOCATED S670 000 TO ASSIST YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WISHED TO TAKE PART IN OUTWARD BOUND COURSES.

UNDER THIS SCHEME, ABOUT 1 000 YOUNG PERSONS, INCLUDING HANDICAPPED AND UNDERPRIVILEGED PEOPLE, WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE PART IN VARIOUS LAND AND SEA-BASED COURSES.

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IMPORTANT ROLE FOR CUSTOMS AND EXCISE STAFF

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THE COMMISSIONER OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION, MR PETER WILLIAMS, TODAY (SATURDAY) TOLD THE NEW RECRUITS OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT THAT EACH OF THEM HAS TO PLAY HIS PART IN MAINTAINING THE HIGH REPUTATION OF HIS SERVICE.

TAKING SALUTE AT THE PASSING-OUT PARADE OF 30 INSPECTORS AND 47 CUSTOMS OFFICERS AT THE SERVICE’S TRAINING SCHOOL AT TAI LAM CHUNG, MR WILLIAMS REMINDED THE OFFICERS THAT THEY WOULD HAVE AN IMPORTANT PART TO PLAY IN TRADE FACILITATION AS HONG KONG IS THE THIRD LARGEST FINANCIAL CENTRE AND PORT IN THE WORLD.

+AND YOU, VERY SOON, WILL BE ACTIVELY AND DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTING TO THIS MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTION, ENFORCING THE LAWS RELATING TO DUTIABLE COMMODITIES, IMPORT AND EXPORT CONTROLS AND COPYRIGHT PROTECTION.

♦SOME OF YOU WILL ALSO BE POSTED TO ANTl-NARCOTICS OPERATIONS -TO PLAY A VITAL PART IN THE FIGHT AGAINST A PERNICIOUS SCOURGE WHICH CONTINUES TO DEMAND DETERMINED EFFORT, RESOURCEFULNESS AND INTEGRITY FROM ALL THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH ITS SUPPRESSION.

♦YOU ARE, IN SHORT, MEMBERS OF A VITAL HONG KONG LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY - A DISCIPLINED FORCE WITH A VERY HIGH REPUTATION - AS ILLUSTRATED NOT ONLY BY YOUR RECORD OF SEIZURES AND PROSECUTIONS, BUT ALSO BY THE HIGH REGARD IN WHICH THE DEPARTMENT IS HELD INTERNATIONALLY,+ SAID MR WILLIAMS.

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FIFTH PHASE OF NEW ID CARD SCHEME TO START MONDAY *****

MEN BORN IN 1959 AND 1958 ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD APPLY FOR THEIR NEW IDENTITY CARDS DURING THE FIFTH PHASE OF THE NEW ID CARD SCHEME.

THIS PHASE WILL START ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) AND END ON OCTOBER 29.

DURING THE SEVEN WEEKS, THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO DEAL WITH ANY LATE APPLICATIONS FROM PREVIOUS AGE GROUPS.

♦IN OTHER WORDS, THOSE BORN BETWEEN 1960 AND 1964 WHO HAVE MISSED THE OPPORTUNITY OF APPLYING FOR NEW CARDS DURING THEIR RESPECTIVE PHASES MAY DO SO DURING THE COMING PHASE,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THIS WILL BE THEIR LAST CHANCE BECAUSE THEIR OLD CARDS WILL BE DECLARED INVALID AT THE END OF THE FIFTH PHASE, AND ANYONE FOUND TO BE HOLDING THE OLD CARD AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE WILL BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION,* HE ADDED.

THOSE WHO ARE AWAY FROM HONG KONG DURING THE SPECIFIED PERIOD ARE, HOWEVER, NOT AFFECTED^ THEY SHOULD APPLY WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THEIR RETURN.

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ALL APPLICANTS MUST BRING ALONG THEIR OLD ID CARDS AND REPORT IN PERSON TO ANY OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES BETWEEN 8 AM AND 9.30 PM, MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS.

THE PROCESSING OF AN APPLICATION WILL TAKE ABOUT HALF AN HOUR AND APPLICANTS WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN IN 18 WORKING DAYS TO COLLECT THEIR NEW CARDS AND SURRENDER THEIR OLD ONES.

THOSE WHO WANT TO HAVE THEIR LOST OR DAMAGED ID CARDS REPLACED OR PERSONAL PARTICULARS CHANGED SHOULD GO TO THE REGULAR REGISTRATION OF PERSONS OFFICES.

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CORRECTIONAL SERVICES EARN INTERNATIONAL RESPECT - SIR JOHN *****

THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG HAD EARNED INTERNATIONAL RESPECT, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SIR JOHN WAS SPEAKING AT THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES PASSING-OUT PARADE OF RECRUIT OFFICERS, HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

SIR JOHN PAID TRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE SERVICES’ DETENTION CENTRE PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG AND YOUNG ADULT OFFENDERS.

♦SINCE IT (THE CENTRE) OPENED IN JUNE 1972, OVER 94 PER CENT OF THE 5 000 YOUNG OFFENDERS WHO HAVE PASSED THROUGH HAVE NOT BEEN RECONVICTED OF FURTHER OFFENCES WHILE UNDER SUPERVISION,* SIR JOHN POINTED OUT.

THE ORDINANCE WAS AMENDED IN 1977 TO EXTEND THE PROGRAMME TO YOUNG ADULTS AND THE SUCCESS RATE WAS AGAIN 94 PER CENT, HE ADDED.

NOTING THAT IT WAS PROPER THAT PRISONERS SHOULD UNDERTAKE USEFUL WORK FOR THE COMMUNITY, SIR JOHN POINTED OUT THE TOTAL GOODS AND SERVICES PRODUCED BY PRISONERS LAST YEAR WERE VALUED AT $57 MILLION.

HE ALSO REFERRED TO A SCHEME UNDER WHICH TRAINING CENTRES PROVIDE SOME FORM OF ACADEMIC TRAINING LEADING TO PROPER ACADEMIC RECOGNITION.

HE SAID THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SCHEME WAS ENCOURAGING AND SHOULD BE PUSHED FURTHER.

UNDER THE SCHEME, TELECOMMUNICATIONS COURSES STARTED IN 1979. OF THE 35 WHO HAD PASSED THE EXAMINATION AND BEEN RELEASED, ONLY ONE HAD BEEN RECONVICTED, HE SAID.

THE SCHEME HAD BEEN EXTENDED TO INCLUDE THE BOOKKEEPING COURSE OF THE LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES, HE ADDED.

ON PARADE TODAY WERE 19 OFFICERS AND 74 ASSISTANT OFFICERS WHO HAD COMPLETED THEIR SIX-MONTH BASIC TRAINING.

AS THE INSPECTING OFFICER, SIR JOHN PRESENTED SILVER WHISTLES TO THE TWO BEST ALL-ROUND RECRUITS, ASSISTANT OFFICERS LAM WING-YUEN AND LIU YIU-PUI.

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SEMINAR FOR NEW TEACHERS OF CHINESE LANGUAGE

* * * * *

A SERIES OF IDENTICAL SEMINARS TO FAMILIARISE NEW TEACHERS OF CHINESE LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING THE SUBJECT WILL BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH AND EARLY NEXT MONTH.

THE SEMINARS, ORGANISED BY THE CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ARE INTENDED FOR TEACHERS WHO ARE NEW OR HAVE LESS THAN THREE YEARS’ EXPERIENCE IN THE TEACHING OF CHINESE LANGUAGE.

THE SEMINARS, EACH OF WHICH WILL FEATURE A SHORT TALK, A DISCUSSION SESSION AND A DISPLAY OF TEACHING MATERIALS; WILL BE HELD AT THE KOWLOON UNIT OF THE CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE IN MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

DUE TO LIMITED SEATING CAPACITY, EACH SEMINAR CAN ONLY ACCOMMODATE A MAXIMUM OF 20 TEACHERS. APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

SCHOOL HEADS WISHING TO SEND TEACHERS TO THE SEMINARS ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE, AT MA TAU KOK ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, KOWLOON, BY SEPTEMBER 16.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO THE CENTRE ON 3-7128476.

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CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN EXHIBITION DRAWS CROWD

* * * *

LARGE NUMBERS OF RESIDENTS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN TODAY (SATURDAY) VISITED THE TAI PO COMMUNITY CENTRE TO SEE AN EXHIBITION ON THE WORK OF THE CURRENT CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN.

THE EXHIBITION WILL REMAIN OPEN TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AND MONDAY BETWEEN 10 AM AND 6 PM, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13), THE EXHIBITION WILL ONLY BE OPEN BETWEEN 10 AM AND 1 PM.

ORGANISED BY THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE NTSD, THE EXHIBITION IS AIMED AT MAKING THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN IT.

THROUGH COLOUR PICTURES AND SLIDES, THE EXHIBITION SHOWS VARIOUS CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE PUBLIC CAN ALSO SEE HOW THE NTSD LAUNCHED ITS BEAUTIFICATION SCHEME IN BRINGING MORE GREENERY TO PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS AND SITTING-OUT AREAS THROUGHOUT THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE EXHIBITION ALSO COVERS THE NTSD’S BEAUTIFICATION SCHEME, ANTI-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN, AND COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION.

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SOCCER TRAINING FOR TUEN MUN YOUTHS

* * * *

YOUNG FOOTBALL ENTHUSIASTS IN TUEN MUN ARE BEING INVITED TO JOIN A FREE SOCCER TRAINING CLASS TO BE HELD AT THE TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND.

THE YOUTH SOCCER TRAINING PROGRAMME, ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING BETWEEN 6 PM AND 8 PM STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 16.

THE THREE-MONTH TRAINING CLASS IS AIMED AT PROVIDING MORE ADVANCED TRAINING TO YOUNG SOCCER PLAYERS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD SAID.

MR CHAN YUEN-CHI, A FORMER DIVISION ONE FOOTBALL PLAYER, WILL BE THE COACH.

TO PROTECT THE TURF OF THE SOCCER PITCH, PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUESTED TO WEAR PROPER SPORTS SHOES THROUGHOUT THE TRAINING.

YOUNGSTERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16 AND 21 ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND AND THE TUEN MUN URBAN SERVICES OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF ’TOP COURT’, 60-70 TAK CHING COURT, TUEN MUN.

ENROLMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS SOLD BY AUCTION * * * *

THIRTY-ONE SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD BY AUCTION THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) FOR A TOTAL OF $136 100 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

' ONE REGISTRATION NUMBER, CE 353, WAS WITHDRAWN.

THE AUCTION HELD AT RECITAL HALL OF THE CITY HALL, 8TH FLOOR, SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER CZ 3333 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $16 000.

OTHER NUMBERS CY 8 AND 369 WERE SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $15 000 EACH WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $1 000 FOR DA 915, CZ 9682, CZ 7289, CD 8982, CZ 6608, DA 435, DA 944, DA 804, DA 310, DA 891, CZ 8230 AND DA 3805.

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THE OTHER SPECIAL REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE FOLLOWING PRICES! SOLD AT THE S

$ $

XX 36 5 000 CX 100 5 000 DA 233 1 500

AK 99 6 000 DA 338 4 500 DA 168 5 000

BK 1 12 000 DA 368 2 500 CH 7878 7 500

DA 7879 1 800 CJ 777 8 000 DA 328 5 000

CZ 6663 2 000 CZ 5 6 000 BP 69 5 000

DA 172 1 300

THE NUMBERS AUCTIONED W1LL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

TODAY’S SALE, IS THE 87TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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URBAN CLEARWAY AT KING’S ROAD XXX

FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12), THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KING’S ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 993 AND A POINT ABOUT 100 METRES EAST OF THE ROAD’S JUNCTION WITH SHIPYARD LANE, WILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY FOR ABOUT FIVE WEEKS FOR WORK ON THE TRAM TRACKS.

WITHIN THE ROAD SECTION, NO VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY.

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THE D9 - Pl ROUNDABOUT NEAR SIU HONG COURT IN TUEN MUN, AND THE SECTION OF ROAD D9 BETWEEN THIS ROUNDABOUT AND TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

THIS FACILITY WILL PROVIDE AN IMPORTANT ROAD LINK BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK ROAD (LAM TEI) AND THE EASTERN PART OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1983

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WATER CUT IN KOWLOON CITY AND WAN CHAI * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN KOWLOON CITY WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR WATER MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY 11-25 JUNCTION ROAD, THE SECTION OF JUNCTION ROAD BETWEEN HENG LAM STREET AND TUNG TAU TSUEN ROAD, INVERNESS ROAD, DUMBARTON ROAD, INCLUDING HO KAR YUEN, LAI CHI YUEN AND BLOCKS 1 - 12 OF LOK FU ESTATE.

MEANWHILE FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN WAN CHAI WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON THE SAME DAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO FACILITATE A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY KENNEDY ROAD BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND BOWEN DRIVE, ST. PRANCIS STREET, THE SOUTH SIDE OF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST BETWEEN STONE NULLAH LANE AND ST. FRANCIS STREET, AND STONE NULLAH LANE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG'S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY - JULY 1983 .......... 1

HEPATITIS VACCINES OFFER +UNIQJJE OPPORTUNITY* .............. 7

COMMUNICABLE DISEASES EXHIBITION IN TSUEN WAN ............... 9

SITE FOR PRIVATE SLAUGHTERHOU E IN YUEN LONG ................ 10

TENHET CLASS AND DEMONSTRATION IN TUEN MUN .................. 10

WATER CUT T £D-I .VELS ...................................... 11

ABERDEEN TU NEL TO CLOSE FOR TESTS

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HONG KONG’S EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY - JULY 1983 ******

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY - JULY 1983, VALUED AT 4172 964 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 14 PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1982, ACCORDING TO SUMMARY TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 17 PER CENT TO 453 014 MILLION, IMPORTS BY 13 PER CENT TO $91 258 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS BY 15 PER CENT TO $28 692 MILLION. DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 16 PER CENT.

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR OVERSEAS MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A. ROSE BY 30 PER CENT IN VALUE.

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $1 988 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT)} TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $933 MILLION OR 88 PER CENT) AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $862 MILLION OR 99 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS (BY $327 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT) AND TRANSISTORS AND DIODES (BY $47 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WERE REGISTERED FOR METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $463 MILLION OR 1 618 PER CENT)} TEXTILES (BY $63 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT) AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $41 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR CLOTHING (BY $115 MILLION OR 6 PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $42 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY INCREASED IN VALUE, INCLUDING OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $87 MILLION OR 317 PER CENT) AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $39 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF DECREASED BY $19 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT.

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA OF TEXTILES (BY $316 MILLION OR 65 PER CENT)AND FEEDING STUFF FOR ANIMALS (BY $102 MILLION OR 449 PER CENT)} AND IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN OF METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $52 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS ARE PRESENTED IN TABLE 2.

THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM THE TEN MAJOR SOURCES ARE

SUMMARISED IN TABLE 3.

DEMAND FOR IMPORTED GOODS FROM CHINA REMAINED STRONG.

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INCREASES WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN TEXTILES (BY $739 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT)j CLOTHING (BY $719 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT); MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS (BY $175 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT); CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $152 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT); AND PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $122 MILLION OR 9 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM JAPAN, INCREASES WERE NOTED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1 021 MILLION OR 57 PER CENT); AND TEXTILES (BY $654 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ROAD VEHICLES (INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES) (BY $428 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT); AND GENERAL INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT, AND MACHINE PARTS (BY $162 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S.A. WERE MOSTLY OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $743 MILLION OR 81 PER CENT); PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $481 MILLION OR 1 065 PER CENT) AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $236 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS OF GENERAL INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT, AND MACHINE PARTS (BY $134 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT) AND PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES UNWORKED OR WORKED (BY $97 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT).

DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $51 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT) AND IN IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE OF PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $1 384 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT). HOWEVER, IMPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF FROM TAIWAN INCREASED (BY $141 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT); AND IMPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF FROM SINGAPORE ALSO INCREASED (BY $193 MILLION OR 51 PER CENT).

TABLE 4 ILLUSTRATES THE MORE IMPORTANT CHANGES IN IMPORTS

BY COMMODITY SECTIONS.

INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A. (BY $890 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT), CHINA (BY $646 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (BY $451 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT), REPUBLIC OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA) (BY $416 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT), SAUDI ARABIA (BY $302 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT), TAIWAN (BY $233 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT), MACAU (BY $179 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT) AND NETHERLANDS (BY $152 MILLION OR 153 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECLINES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO INDONESIA (BY $269 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AND NIGERIA (BY $194 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT). THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 5.

MOST COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG EXHIBITED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING CLOTHING (BY $773 MILLION OR 47 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $521 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $458 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT) AND MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (BY $220 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT).

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DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN THE RE-EXPORTS OF ROAD VEHICLES (INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES) (BY $268 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT) NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $126 MILLION OR 9 PER CENT) AND METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $99 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 6.

THE JULY 1983 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY* WILL SOON BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT HK$5 PER COPY.

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE+, WITH A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN JULY 1983 WILL BE ON SALE IN EARLY OCTOBER AT HK810 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. t 5-214375).

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING TRADE STATISTICS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. 5-444436).

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE SIX TABLES I TABLE 1 i DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR JAN-JULY 1983 JAN-JULY 1982 ($ MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

MARKETS ($ MN) ($ MN)

U.S.A. 21 970 16 951 ♦5 018 ♦30

U.K. 4 294 3 812 482 +13

F.R. OF GERMANY 4 077 3 802 4- 275 + 7

CHINA 2 998 2 124 874 +41

JAPAN 1 925 1 637 288 ♦ 18

CANADA 1 888 1 402 486 +35

AUSTRALIA 1 329 1 564 235 -15

SINGAPORE 1 176 1 079 + 97 ♦ 9

NETHERLANDS 1 052 931 + 120 +13

FRANCE 890 836 4- 54 ♦ 6

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TABLE 2 i DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS

INCREASE/ PERCENTAGE

COMMODITY JAN-JULY 1983 JAN-JULY 1982 DECREASE CHANGE

DIVISIONS ($ MN) ($ MN) ($ MN) (%)

ARTICLES OF

APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 17 673 15 970 ♦1 703 + 11

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS, JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES,AND ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS) 8 406 8 521 - 115 - 1

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 4 817 4 083 + 734 + 18

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY TRANSISTORS AND DIODES AND HOUSEHOLD TYPE APPLIANCES) 4 248 3 490 ♦ 758 +22

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 3 995 3 161 + 834 +26

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 3 618 2 791 ♦ 827 + 30

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TABLE 3 : IMPORTS FROM TEN MAJOR SOURCES

MAJOR JAN-JULY 1983 JAN-JULY 1982 (S MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE (S MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

SOURCES ($ MN)

CHINA 21 401 18 157 ♦3 243 +18

JAPAN 20 967 17 903 +3 064 ♦17

U.S.A. 10 503 8 821 +1 682 ♦19

TAIWAN 6 499 5 959 ♦ 541 ♦ 9

SINGAPORE 5 143 6 057 - 915 -15

U.K. 4 170 3 806 + 364 ♦10

REPUBLIC OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA) 2 611 2 609 + 2' ♦ 0.1

F.R. OF GERMANY 2 400 1 952 + 448 ♦23

SWITZERLAND 1 762 1 539 ♦ 223 ♦14

AUSTRALIA 1 439 1 360 79 ♦ 6

TABLE 4 t IMPORTS BY COMMODITY SECTIONS

COMMODITY JAN-JULY 1983 SECTIONS (S MN) JAN-JULY 1982 ($ MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

MANUFACTURED GOODS CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY MATERIAL (MAINLY TEXTILE PRODUCTS, DIAMONDS, IRON AND STEEL, AND PAPER)

MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT

25 491

20 645

23 113 +2 378 ♦10

18 389 +2 256 +12

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MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY WATCHES AND CLOCKS, ARTICLES OF APPAREL) 16 454 13 581 +2 873 +21

FOOD AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD 9 984 8 784 +1 199 +14

CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS, N.E.S. 6 744 5 457 +1 287 +24

MINERAL FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS t 6 OOO 6 462 - 462 - 7

TABLE 5 i RE-EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR JAN- MARKETS -JULY 1983 (S MN) JAN-JULY 1982 (S MN) INCREASE/ DECREASE (S MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

CHINA 5 376 4 730 + 646 +14

U.S.A. 4 069 3 179 ♦ 890 +28

SINGAPORE 2 382 1 931 + 451 +23

INDONESIA 2 303 2 572 - 269 -10

TAIWAN 1 740 1 507 + 233 +15

JAPAN 1 558 1 486 ♦ 72 + 5

REPUBLIC OF KOREA (SOUTH KOREA) 1 343 927 ♦ 416 +45

MACAU 1 043 864 + 179 +21

PHILIPPINES 877 829 + 48 + 6

SAUDI ARABIA 779 478 + 302 ♦63

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TABLE 6 » RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISIONS

INCREASE/ PERCENTAGE

COMMODITY JAN-JULY 1983 JAN-JULY 1982 DECREASE CHANGE

DIVISIONS (S MN) (S MN) ($ MN) (%)

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 3 957 3 954 ♦ 3 +0.1

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 2 406 1 633 ♦773 +47

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES 2 369 1 911 +458 +24

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 2 203 1 682 +521 ♦31

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES 1 524 1 304 +220 ♦17

NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES 1 348 1 474 -126 - 9

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HEPATITIS VACCINES OFFER +UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY* X X X *

THE AVAILABILITY OF SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINES AGAINST HEPATITIS B PROVIDE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK THE CHAIN OF TRANSMISSION AND PREVENT BOTH ACUTE AND CHRONIC LIVER DISEASES — PARTICULARLY PRIMARY LIVER CANCER WHICH IN HONG KONG IS THE SECOND MOST COMMON CAUSE OF CANCER DEATHS.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR (HEALTH SERVICES AND PLANNING) OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, DR S.H. LEE, SAID THIS TODAY (SUNDAY) AT THE CLOSING OF A TWO-DAY WESTERN PACIFIC REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON +VIRAL HEPATITIS B INFECTION: VACCINE AND CONTROL*, ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AT THE SHERATON HOTEL.

/DR LEE ......

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DR LEE SAID ALTHOUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF HEPATITIS B VACCINE REPRESENTED A SIGNIFICANT BREAKTHROUGH IN THE CONTROL OF HEPATITIS B INFECTION AFTER MANY YEARS OF HARD WORK AND RESEARCH, A GREAT DEAL OF WORK REMAINED TO BE DONE IN THE FIELD OF RESEARCH INTO THE DISEASE.

♦FOR EXAMPLE, IN VIEW OF THE LARGE AMOUNT OF PUBLICITY IN THE MEDIA GIVEN TO THE HIGHLY EMOTIONAL AND SPECULATIVE ISSUE OF ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS), PARTICULAR EMPHASIS HAS BEEN MADE OF THE EVIDENCE ATTESTING TO THE SAFETY OF THE VACCINES IN THIS RESPECT.

♦WHILE HEPATITIS B VACCINES HAVE BEEN PROVEN EFFECTIVE IN MANY COUNTRIES, THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES WHICH HAVE BEEN INVESTED IN ENSURING SAFE VACCINES DERIVED FROM HUMAN PLASMA HAS MEANT THAT THE COST OF THESE VACCINES ARE CURRENTLY TOO EXPENSIVE FOR UNIVERSAL VACCINATION,+ HE SAID.

CONSEQUENTLY SOUND IMMUNISATION STRATEGIES HAD TO BE FORMULATED, BASED ON LOCAL PATTERNS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES, HE POINTED OUT.

DR LEE THOUGHT THIS COULD BEST BE DONE BY NATIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES, THROUGH BODIES OF EXPERTS WHO WOULD ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF VACCINATION programmes.

THE DISCUSSIONS AND FREE EXCHANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE IN THE TWO-DAY WORKSHOP HAD BEEN +MOST BENEFICIAL+, NOT ONLY TO INTERESTED WORKERS IN THIS SUBJECT IN GENERAL, BUT ALSO TO THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN PARTICULAR, DR LEE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT SINCE EARLY THIS YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT HAD LAUNCHED A HEPATITIS B VACCINATION PROGRAMME FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS AT HIGH RISK AND HAD ALSO STARTED A PILOT SCHEME TO PROVIDE BOTH PASSIVE AND ACTIVE IMMUNISATION TO NEW-BORN CHILDREN OF HEPATITIS B CARRIER MOTHERS.

♦THE KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE GAINED WILL ASSIST COUNTRIES IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC REGION IN FORMULATING SOUND IMMUNISATION POLICIES TO ENSURE THAT VACCINATION IS SAFE, EFFICACIOUS AND COST-EFFECTIVE AS WELL AS IN DEVELOPING OTHER STRATEGIES TO DEAL WITH HEPATITIS B INFECTION,+ DR LEE SAID.

THE WORKSHOP, WHICH WAS DIVIDED INTO SEVEN SESSIONS, HEARD SPEAKERS GIVE DETAILS OF HEPATITIS B INFECTION IN AUSTRALIA, CHINA, JAPAN, THE PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE AND THAILAND.

THE PROBLEM IN HONG KONG WAS OUTLINED BY A CONSULTANT AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, DR E.K. YEOH.

THERE WERE ALTOGETHER 23 CONTRIBUTORS, OF WHOM SIX, INCLUDING DR LEE AND DR YEOH, WERE FROM HONG KONG.

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COMMUNICABLE DISEASES EXHIBITION IN TSUEN WAN

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS TAKING THE FIGHT AGAINST COMMUNICABLE DISEASES TO TSUEN WAN.

A SIX-DAY PREVENTION OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES EXHIBITION WILL OPEN ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) AT TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL, ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT.

THE EXHIBITION — THE THIRD TO BE HELD THIS YEAR — HAS THREE MAIN AIMSt

(I) TO SPREAD INFORMATION ABOUT IMMUNISATION;

(II) TO ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO COMPLETE THEIR CHILDREN’S IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME; AND

(III) TO MAKE PEOPLE MORE AWARE OF WAYS IN WHICH THEY CAN PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES THROUGH PERSONAL, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

IT WILL BE OPEN FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM DAILY.

THE EXHIBITION WILL COVER VARIOUS FORMS OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, INCLUDING THOSE WHICH ARE MAINLY PREVENTED BY IMMUNISATION, VENEREAL DISEASES AND THOSE WHICH ARE PREVENTED BY PERSONAL AND OTHER FORMS OF HYGIENE. THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL INTRODUCE ITS VARIOUS SERVICES FOR PREVENTING, CONTROLLING AND TREATING COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.

ON DISPLAY WILL BE 50 EXHIBITION BOARDS AND THE WINNING ENTRIES IN A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION WHICH ATTRACTED 1 800 ENTRIES. THERE WILL ALSO BE SLIDE AND VIDEO SHOWS.

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EXHIBITION, A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD FOR PRIMARY 5, PRIMARY 6 AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN TSUEN WAN TO EQUIP THEM WITH A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE IMPORTANCE OF PREVENTING COMMUNICABLE DISEASES.

PAMPHLETS ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF HEALTH WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FREE DURING THE EXHIBITION.

EXHIBITIONS ON PREVENTING COMMUNICABLE DISEASES WERE HELD AT THE CITY HALL IN JULY AND AT KWUN TONG MTR STATION LAST MONTH, DRAWING MORE THAN 33 000 PEOPLE.

IT IS PLANNED TO HOLD FURTHER EXHIBITIONS AT CHEUNG SHA WAN, TAI PO AND TUEN MUN IN THE COMING MONTHS.

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SITE FOR PRIVATE SLAUGHTERHOUSE IN YUEN LONG

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TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR A SHORT-TERM TENANCY FOR A SITE AT TUNG TAU INDUSTRIAL AREA IN YUEN LONG.

THE SITE, MEASURING 4 400 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PRIVATE SLAUGHTERHOUSE.

THE NEW PRIVATE SLAUGHTERHOUSE WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING ONE AT YUEN LONG, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE PRESENT SLAUGHTERHOUSE WILL BE DEMOLISHED IN 12 MONTHS TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE.

THE NEW SLAUGHTERHOUSE WILL PROVIDE FRESH PORK AND BEEF TO RESIDENTS IN YUEN LONG AND THE NEAR-BY DISTRICTS UNTIL THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PROPOSED GOVERNMENT SLAUGHTERHOUSE IN SHEUNG SHU I IS COMPLETED.

UNDER THE SHORT-TERM TENANCY AGREEMENT, THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER IS REQUIRED TO BUILD A SLAUGHTERHOUSE WITH FACILITIES FOR SLAUGHTERING 700 TO 1 000 PIGS AND 100 CATTLE.

THE OPERATOR OF THE NEW SLAUGHTERHOUSE IS REQUIRED TO APPLY TO THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR A LICENCE AND TO COMPLY WITH HYGIENE REQUIREMENTS AND CONDITIONS SET BY THE LICENSING AUTHORITY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE (NEW TERRITORIES) REGULATIONS.

FRESH MEAT WILL ALSO BE INSPECTED BY TRAINED HEALTH INSPECTORS OF THE NTSD TO ENSURE THAT THE MEAT IS FREE OF DISEASE.

THE INITIAL TENANCY FOR THE SITE WILL BE FIVE YEARS, EXCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD.

THE NEW SLAUGHTERHOUSE MUST BE READY BY SEPTEMBER 1, 1984.

TENDER FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE OF YUEN LONG ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16), AND SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 30.

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TENNET CLASS AND DEMONSTRATION IN TUEN MUN *****

A +LEARN TO PLAY TENNET+ CLASS, ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD AT THE TUEN MUN TEMPORARY TENNIS COURTS, CASTLE PEAK ROAD. ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER'18) BETWEEN 9 AM AND 1 PM.

SIX COACHES OF THE HONG KONG TENNET ASSOCIATION WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILL AND TECHNIQUE DURING THE CLASS.

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FOLLOWING THE DEMONSTRATION, PRACTICAL TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE SPORT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE TUEN MUN

TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND, THE TUEN MUN TAI HING TEMPORARY TENNIS COURTS AND THE TUEN MUN URBAN SERVICES OFFICE AT ’TOP COURT’, FIRST FLOOR, 60-70 TAK CHING COURT, TUEN MUN.

TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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WATER CUT IN MID-LEVELS * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN MID-LEVELS WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) TO 7 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR WATER MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT 128-144 CAINE ROAD, 76-84 AND 97-113 ROBINSON ROAD, 12-38 AND 86-88 BONHAM ROAD, BREEZY TERRACE, BREEZY PATH, PARK ROAD, NETHERSOLE HOSPITAL, 31-53 SEYMOUR ROAD, 1-77 LYTTELTON ROAD, 1-20 BABINGTON PATH, 2-16 OAKLANDS PATH, INCLUDING HONG KONG UNIVERSITY.

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ABERDEEN TUNNEL TO CLOSE FOR TESTS * * *

THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL BE CLOSED FOR COMPUTER TESTS BETWEEN 0.30 AM AND 5.30 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AND WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 14), A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE LAND FOR JUNK BAY........................................ -j

SUMMARY OF 1981 SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION .............. 1

CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF KAL PASSENGERS .................... 6

COMPUTER SYSTEMS NEEDED FOR INSTITUTES ....................... 6

WORK STARTING SOON ON TUEN MUN TOWN PARK......................

PROPOSED PROJECT TO IMPROVE ROADS ............................ 8

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD TO MEET TOMORROW..................... 8

SPEEDPOST EXTENDED TO IRISH REPUBLIC ......................... 9

ACTIVITIES FOR KOWLOON CITY FACTORY WORKERS .................. 9

HORTICULTURAL CLASS FOR KWAI CHUNG ........................... 10

DEMAND GROWS FOR TENNIS COURSES .............................. 11

FRESH, SALT WATER TAPS OFF.................................... 11

WATER FIGURES ................................................ -|2

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1983

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MORE LAND FOR JUNK BAY K * M *

THE JUNK BAY NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY) AWARDED A $72-MILLI0N CONTRACT TO KUMAGAI GUMI (H.K.) LTD. FOR FURTHER RECLAMATION WORKS IN JUNK BAY NEW TOWN.

THE CONTRACT, WHICH WILL TAKE ABOUT 24 MONTHS TO COMPLETE, WAS SIGNED THIS MORNING BY MR IAN MILLER, PROJECT MANAGER OF JUNK BAY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND MR C.P. YU AND MR T. NAKAYAMA OF KUMAGAI GUMI (H.K.) LTD.

MR MILLER SAID THE CONTRACT WOULD INVOLVE THE RECLAMATION OF ABOUT 13 HECTARES OF LAND NEAR SIU CH IK SHA, MAINLY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS TO SERVE THE NEW TOWN AND FOR THE RELOCATION OF INDUSTRIES FROM THE HEAD OF THE BAY.

ALSO INCLUDED IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 1 4OO-METRE OF NEW ROAD TO LINK HANG HAU ROAD NEAR HONG KONG OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE COMPANY LIMITED TO SIU CHIK SHA.

THE NEW ROAD WILL GIVE ACCESS TO THE PROPOSED SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS AND TO THE PROPOSED FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA ADJACENT.

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SUMMARY OF 1981 SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION M M M * *

SUMMARY STATISTICS FROM THE SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR THE REFERENCE YEAR 1981 WERE RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SURVEY COVERED ESSENTIALLY THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, BUT IT ALSO INCLUDED ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGED IN MINING AND QUARRYING, AND IN THE SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY, GAS AND WATER.

THE 1981 SURVEY WAS ONE IN A SERIES OF ANNUAL INDUSTRIAL SURVEYS CONDUCTED TO ASCERTAIN THE STRUCTURAL AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS AND TO UPDATE THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.

(THE SALIENT FINDINGS RELATING TO THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR ARE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS. A SET OF RELATED TABLES IS ATTACHED.)

AS CAN BE SEEN FROM TABLE A, SOME $136 847 MILLION WORTH OF GROSS OUTPUT WERE PRODUCED WITHIN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN 1981. OF THIS TOTAL, $92 337 MILLION (68 PER CENT) WERE SPENT ON MATERIALS, SUPPLIES AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES CONSUMED IN THE PROCESS OF PRODUCTION, WHILE ANOTHER $23 805 MILLION (17 PER CENT) WERE PAID OUT AS COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES. THE BALANCE WAS MADE UP OF MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENSES (AT $11 919 MILLION OR NINE PER CENT), AND GROSS SURPLUS ($8 786 MILLION OR SIX PER CENT).

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IN TERMS OF CONTRIBUTION TO VALUE ADDED, A TOTAL OF $36 268 MILLION WERE GENERATED BY THE ENTIRE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN 1981.

THE MORE IMPORTANT INDUSTRY GROUPS, RANKED ACCORDING TO THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO VALUE ADDED, WEREi WEARING APPAREL ($9 057 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR), METAL PRODUCTS, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT ($6 625 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT). ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS ($5 898 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT), TEXTILES ($4 594 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT), AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS ($2 923 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT).

REGARDING THE LOCATIONS OF INDUSTRIES, NEW KOWLOON WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT MANUFACTURING ZONE, FOLLOWED BY THE TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT. INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN THESE LOCATIONS TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR 63 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL GROSS OUTPUT AND 62 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR. TABLE B SHOWS THE DETAILS.

AS SHOWN IN TABLE C, A LARGE PROPORTION OF THE GROSS OUTPUT AND VALUE ADDED PRODUCED WITHIN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR WERE GENERATED BY THE LIMITED COMPANIES. THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO TOTAL GROSS OUTPUT AND VALUE ADDED WERE 75 PER CENT AND 71 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS CONTRIBUTED ANOTHER 16 PER CENT OF TOTAL GROSS OUTPUT AND 19 PER CENT OF TOTAL VALUE ADDED, WHILE THE REST WAS PRODUCED BY PARTNERSHIP UNDERTAKINGS.

A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS, OVER 30 000 OR SOME 60 PER CENT, ENGAGED LESS THAN 10 PERSONS. HOWEVER, THEY ACCOUNTED FOR ONLY SEVEN PER CENT AND NINE PER CENT OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR’S TOTAL GROSS OUTPUT AND VALUE ADDED RESPECTIVELY. ON THE OTHER HAND, ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGING 100 OR MORE PERSONS, WHICH NUMBERED ONLY 1 713 OR ABOUT FOUR PER CENT, ACCOUNTED FOR OVER HALF OF THE SECTOR’S TOTAL GROSS OUTPUT AND VALUE ADDED.

SUMMARY STATISTICS FROM THE 1981 SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE FORTHCOMING AUGUST 1983 ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS.

A MORE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE 1981 SURVEY WILL BE GIVEN IN ITS SURVEY REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY.

MEANWHILE. REQUESTS FOR STATISTICAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE SURVEY MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (AT 3-7221914).

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Table A. Analysis by manufacturing industry group

Industry Group Number of manufacturing establishments Compensation of employees Consumption of materials, supplies & industrial services (SMn) Gross output National accounts value added

(SMn) (SMn) (SMn)

Food, beverages & tobacco 9^0 653 3 293 5 251 1 474

Textiles (including knitting) 5 685 3 211 15 579 21 189 4 594

Wearing apparel, except knitwear & footwear 9 198 6 8l4 19 590 30 415 9 057

Leather, wood & cork products 3 46? 842 2 606 3 999 1 105

Paper products, printing & publishing 4 628 1 282 3 694 6 414 2 210

Chemicals, rubber & non-metallic mineral products 1 257 484 3 278 4 570 1 043

Plastic products 5 133 1 991 5 692 9 351 2 923

Basic metals, fabricated metal products, machinery & equipment 12 867 4 616 17 715 25 758 6 625

Electrical & electronic products 2 174 2 950 17 776 25 173 5 898

Other manufacturing industries 2 977 962 3 115 4 727 1 341

All manufacturing industries 48 324 23 805 92 337 136 847 36 268

Notes : (1) The statistics presented in this press release cover all manufacturing establishments that were known to be in operation for the whole or part of the reference year 1981. The imputed economic contribution of those establishments that were closed prior to the survey enumeration period is also included. This differs from the statistics released for the preceding rounds of Annual Survey which placed more emphasis on the report-

ing establishments only.

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Table B Analysis by ^OTFhic loc?.U°S

District Number of manufacturing establishments Compensation of employees _ Consumption of materials, supplies & industrial services (SMn) Gross output (SMn!) National accounts value added (SMn)

(SMn)

Hong Kong Island 8 120 3 751 15 746 23 832 6 601

Kowloon 9 782 3 572 12 028 18 263 5 096

New Kowloon 17 388 9 692 34 919 51 059 14 010

Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi 9 169 5 350 23 480 33 830 8 405

Rest of N.T. 3 865 1 460 6 165 8 884 2 156

All districts 48 324 23 805 92 537 136 847 36 268

Table C Analysis by type of ownership

Type of ownership Number of manufacturing establishments Compensation of employees Consumption of materials, supplies & industrial services Gross output (SMn) National accounts value added (SMn)

(SMn) (SMn)

Limited company 7 703 15 940 70 581 102 038 25 658

Sole proprietorship 32 154 4 943 12 978 21 280 6 80c

Partnership 8 467 2 922 8 778 13 529 3 810

Total 48 324 23 805 92 337 136 847 56 268

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Table D Analysis by employment size ranges

Consumption

Number of of materials, National

manufactur- Compensation supplies & accounts

Number of ing establish- of industrial Gross value

persons engaged ments employees services output added

(SMn) (3Mn) (Mta) (SMn)

1 - 9 50 272 2 018 5 011 8 944 3 102

10 - 19 7 732 2 358 6 481 10 255 3 023

20-49 6 271 4 477 14 421 21 562 5 663

50 - 99 2 335 3 872 15 588 22 241 5 399

100 - 199 1 048 3 510 14 907 21 546 5 295

200 - 499 497 3 503 15 853 22 677 5 618

50C- - 999 119 2 045 12 200 17 140 4 176

1 000 & over 49 2 024 7 876 12 682 3 993

Total 48 324 23 805 92 337 136 847 36 268

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CONDOLENCES TO FAMILIES OF KAL PASSENGERS

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THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENIS BRAY, THE DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL, SIR JOHN CURLE, AND THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, MR BRIAN KEEP TODAY ATTENDED A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR THE HONG KONG PASSENGERS OF THE KOREAN AIRLINES AIRCRAFT SHOT DOWN BY SOVIET FIGHTERS.

THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS TODAY ALSO SENT INDIVIDUAL LETTERS TO THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS EXPRESSING THE GOVERNMENT’S SINCERE SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES FOR THEIR LOSSES IN THE TRAGIC EPISODE.

THE LETTER ALSO CONTAINS THE MESSAGE SENT TO THE ACTING GOVERNOR IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE INCIDENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF KOREA IN WHICH HE REQUESTED HIS COUNTRY’S HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO BE EXTENDED TO THE BEREAVED FAMILIES.

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COMPUTER SYSTEMS NEEDED FOR INSTITUTES * * *

THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL IS PLANNING TO ACQUIRE A SET OF MICRO COMPUTER SYSTEMS FOR USE BY TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.

TENDERS ARE THEREFORE BEING INVITED FOR THE SUPPLY, COMMISSION AND MAINTENANCE OF 100 MICRO COMPUTER SYSTEMS FOR THE FIVE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE FIVE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES ARE AT PRESENT SHARING THE USE OF A MINI COMPUTER SYSTEM WHICH IS INSTALLED AT THE LEE WAI LEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WITH TERMINALS LINKING THE OTHER FOUR, HE ADDED.

THIS FACILITY HAS ALREADY ENABLED COMPUTER STUDIES TO BE INCLUDED IN TECHNICIAN AND COMMERCIAL COURSES.

+IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE MICRO COMPUTER SYSTEMS COULD BE DELIVERED AND READY FOR USE BY THE END OF THE YEAR,* HE SAID.

TENDER FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE VTC SUPPLIES SECTION, 15/F., HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

TENDERS SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE VTC TENDER BOX BEFORE 9 AM ON SEPTEMBER 30.

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WORK STARTING SOON ON THEN MUN TOWN PARK * * * *

WORK ON THE $85-MILLI0N TUEN MUN TOWN PARK WILL BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH.

CONTRACT FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT, WORTH ABOUT $32 MILLION, WAS AWARDED TODAY BY THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO CHINA CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORPORATION.

IT WAS OFFICIALLY SIGNED BETWEEN MR S.K. KWEI, PROJECT MANAGER (TUEN MUN) AND MR GU TIAN XUN, A DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY.

MR KWEI SAID THAT THE PROJECT FORMED PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME TO DEVELOP THE NEW TOWN.

IT CAME JUST OVER THREE MONTHS AFTER THE SIGNING OF A $86-MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 1 450-SEAT AUDITORIUM IN TUEN MUN.

THE PARK, WHICH WILL COVER ABOUT 11.5 HECTARES, IS IN THE TOWN CENTRE, ADJACENT TO THE CIVIC AND CULTURAL COMPLEX NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND THE MAJOR PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES OF YAU 01, ON TING AND SAN FAT.

+WORK ON THE FIRST PHASE, EXPECTED TO TAKE 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE, COVERS A LARGE ORNAMENTAL LAKE, WITH BOATING FACILITIES AND AN ISLAND CAFE, AN AMPHITHEATRE FOR OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT PERFORMANCES, CHILDREN’S PLAY AND SITTING AREAS, A PAVILION, TOILET BLOCKS AND OTHER ANCILLARY FACILITIES,* MR KWEI SAID.

+AN EXTENSIVE FOOTPATH SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE ACCESS THROUGHOUT THE PARK AREA WHICH WILL BE SURROUNDED BY ATTRACTIVELY MOUNDED AND PLANTED AREAS.*

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT WILL BE THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO FOOTBRIDGES OVER ADJACENT MAJOR ROADS, CONNECTING THE PARK TO THE TOWN CENTRE ON THE EAST SIDE AND TO SAN FAT ESTATE AND THE NEIGHBOURING COMMERCIAL AREA TO THE NORTH. ON COMPLETION, THESE FACILITIES WILL PROVIDE A SELF-CONTAINED PARK FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC.

THE SECOND PHASE OF THE TOWN PARK PROJECT, PLANNED TO START AFTER THE COMPLETION OF PHASE ONE, WILL FOCUS MAINLY ON A WATER FEATURE WITH STEPPED TERRACES AND DESCENDING POOLS LEADING DOWN TO A RIVERSIDE PROMENADE.

FURTHER GAMES AND PLAY AREAS FOR ACTIVE RECREATIONAL PURPOSES AND ADDITIONAL FOOTBRIDGES ARE ALSO PROPOSED.

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PROPOSED PROJECT TO IMPROVE ROADS * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING TO CARRY OUT A PROJECT TO UPGRADE THE ROADS AND DRAINAGE OF TONG YAN SAN TSUEN NEAR YUEN LONG TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE AREA.

OVER THE YEARS, TONG YAN SAN TSUEN HAS DEVELOPED IN AN UNPLANNED MANNER. ITS INTERNAL ROADS ARE NARROW AND SUBSTANDARD, WITH LITTLE PROVISION FOR PEDESTRIANS AND NO PROPER DRAINAGE SYSTEM.

UNDER THE PROPOSAL, THE GOVERNMENT WILL PROVIDE A NEW, WELL-DESIGNED INTERNAL ROAD AND FOOTPATH SCHEME, TOGETHER WITH A NEW SURFACE AND DRAINAGE SYSTEM.

THE PROPOSED WORKS WILL INVOLVE THE ALTERATION AND CLOSURE OF MANY OF THE EXISTING ROADS.

A PLAN SHOWING THE AFFECTED ROADS MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB—OFFICE OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), HONG KONG; AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (YUEN LONG), CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

ANY CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 14, 1984.

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THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE OUTLINE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE NORTH-WESTERN PART OF THE NEW TOWN AT THE BOARD’S MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS A REPORT ON THE DISTRICT’S EMPLOYMENT SITUATION COMPILED BY THE BOARD’S INDUSTRIAL COMMITTEE.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE LAYOUT PLANS FOR THE TSING Yl NORTH BRIDGE PROJECT, THE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF TSUEN WAN MARKET STREET, AND THE CLEARANCE OF ILLEGAL HAWKERS IN KWAI FONG ESTATE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WHICH WILL START AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL, SECOND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1983

SPEEDPOST EXTENDED TO IRISH REPUBLIC

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SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE IRISH REPUBLIC FROM THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15), THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY.

♦THIS WILL BRING TO 22 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES INCLUDED IN THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.+ HE SAID.

THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO THE IRISH REPUBLIC IS RESTRICTED TO DUBLIN CITY POST CODES 1-24, DUBLIN COUNTY AND CORK CITY. ONLY BUSINESS PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS CAN BE ACCEPTED IN THE SERVICE AT THE PRESENT TIME.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT PER ITEM IS 20 KG AND THE POSTAGE RATES ARE AS FOLLWSi

ITEM WEIGHING UNDER 2506 $64

ITEM WEIGHING BETWEEN 25OG

AND 500G $84

ITEM WEIGHING MORE THAN 500G $84 FOR THE FIRST 500G

AND $16 FOR EACH 500G THEREAFTER

BOTH ’CONTRACT’ AND ’ON DEMAND’ SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE.

ITEMS POSTED BEFORE 5 PM WILL BE DELIVERED IN DUBLIN CITY AND DUBLIN COUNTY THE NEXT WORKING DAY AND THOSE FOR CORK CITY THE FOLLOWING MORNING.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108 OR THE TELEPHONE ENQUIRY BUREAU ON 5-2671222.

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ACTIVITIES FOR KOWLOON CITY FACTORY WORKERS

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A MOBILE EXHIBITION IS BEING HELD FOR FACTORY WORKERS IN KOWLOON CITY TO FAMILIARISE THEM WITH THE WORK OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION.

THE EXHIBITION, FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS, CHARTS AND MAPS, IS BEING HELD AT MAN YUE STREET IN HUNG HOM TODAY, AND WILL MOVE TO YUK YAT STREET IN TO KWA WAN TOMORROW.

THE MOBILE EXHIBITION IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE ICAC FOR THE DISTRICT’S 50 000 FACTORY WORKERS.

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IN OCTOBER, A TWO-DAY WORKERS’ CAMP WITH SHORT TALKS, GROUP DISCUSSIONS, FILM SHOWS AND RECREATIONAL GAMES WILL BE HELD AT THE WU KAI SHA YOUTH CAMP.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR VICTOR NG, SAID THE ACTIVITIES WERE AIMED AT ENHANCING YOUNG WORKERS’ KNOWLEDGE OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND ANTI-CORRUPTION WORK, AND INSTILLING IN THEM A POSITIVE OUTLOOK TOWARDS COMMUNITY LIFE.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE CAMP, TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 22 AND 23, WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE EXHIBITION.

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HORTICULTURAL CLASS FOR KWAI CHUNG

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PLANT LOVERS IN KWAI CHUNG WILL HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE TO LEARN HOW TO PLANT AFRICAN VIOLET AND OTHER FLOWERS AT A SECOND HORTICULTURAL CLASS.

THE CLASS, ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD AT THE KWAI CHUNG SPORTS GROUND ON EIGHT CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 11.30 AM STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 24.

THE DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING A SECOND CLASS AS THE FIRST CLASS CURRENTLY HELD AT THE OSMAN RAMJU SADICK MEMORIAL GAMES HALL, HAS DRAWN ACTIVE RESPONSE.

THE NEW CLASS WILL FOCUS ON SOIL KNOWLEDGE, SHRUB CARE, PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL, WATERING, PROPAGATION AND PLANT MAINTENANCE.

THE CLASS WILL FEATURE DEMONSTRATIONS, PRACTICAL WORK AND A FIELD VISIT UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF HORTICULTURAL EXPERTS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE KWAI CHUNG SPORTS GROUND. THE OSMAN RAMJU SADICK MEMORIAL GAMES HALL, AND THE KWAI CHUNG URBAN SERVICES OFFICE, FOURTH FLOOR, SHING WAH BUILDING, 31 SHING FONG STREET, KWAI CHUNG.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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DEMAND GROWS FOR TENNIS COURSES * * *

FOUR MORE NEW TENNIS COURSES FOR BEGINNERS ARE BEING ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG TENNIS ASSOCIATION TO MEET THE GROWING DEMAND BY RESIDENTS.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE COURSES WHICH START NEXT MONTH, ARE NOW BEING INVITED AND WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RSS SAID TODAY.

THE FORMS AND FURTHER DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE RSS HEAD OFFICE IN WING ON CENTRE, CENTRAL, THE HONG KONG TENNIS ASSOCIATION IN QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI, AND THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE IN SHA TIN. THE ENTRY FEE IS $20 A

PERSON, HE ADDED.

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, 11 +LEARN TO PLAY TENNIS+ COURSES WERE ORGANISED AND THE RESPONSE FAR OUTNUMBERED THE PLACES AVAILABLE, HE SAID.

MOST OF THE COURSES WERE SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR YOUTHS BETWEEN 8 AND 14, AND WERE HELD AT THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE IN SHA TIN.

♦OUR RECORDS SHOW THAT ATTENDANCE IN THE COURSES HELD IS VERY GOOD INDEED - ALMOST 100 PER CENT. THIS COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE FACT THAT SUCH COURSES ARE HELD ON WEEKENDS AND ON HOLIDAYS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

EACH COURSE WILL CONSIST OF SIX TRAINING SESSIONS, AND WILL BE HELD ON WEEKENDS FROM OCTOBER 1 TO 16.

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FRESH, SALT WATER TAPS OFF M * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR EIGHT HOURS, FROM 10 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, TO FACILITATE MAINS CONNECTION WORKS.

PREMISES TO BE AFFECTED BY THE SUSPENSION ARE THOSE AT BROADWOOD ROAD, HOLLY ROAD, GREEN LANE, BROOM ROAD, BRIAR AVENUE, THE SECTION OF BLUE POOL ROAD BETWEEN CHEONG MING STREET AND TAI HANG ROAD, HAPPY VIEW TERRACE, WESLY VILLAGE, CHING MAN VILLAGE, SO KON PO COTTAGE AREA, INCLUDING 148-150 TAI HANG ROAD.

MEANWHILE SALT WATER SUPPLY TO YAU TONG WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 8 AM TO MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) FOR MAINTENANCE WORKS.

THE "SALT WATER CUT WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE YAU TONG DISTRICT, INCLUDING THE YAU TONG ESTATE AND THE KO CHIU ROAD ESTATE.

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WATER FIGURES * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD I? 96% PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 565.031 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 458.464 MILLION CUBIC METRES If OiTER? REPRESENTING 78.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

STATE MINISTER EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES .......................... 1

MR HEATH VISITS NEW TOWS ...................................... 1

HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR FULL .................................... 2

STORM CAUSES S1-MILLION TRAFFIC LIGHT DAMAGE .................. 2

LIBRARY BUILDING FOR KOWLOON .................................. 3

PRIMARY SCHOOL TO BE BUILT .................................... 3

CONTEST TO HELP INTEGRATE HANDICAPPED ......................... 3

JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD VISITS GIS .......................... 4

TEXTILE INDUSTRY MANPOWER BEING SURVEYED ...................... 5

EXPORT CREDIT RISKS SEMINAR TO BE HELD ........................ 5

ONE LANE OPEN ON ROAD SECTION ................................. 6

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1983

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STATE MINISTER EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES

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MR RICHARD LUCE, MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS WITH SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HONG KONG, HAS SENT A MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, EXPRESSING HIS CONDOLENCES TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF TYPHOON ELLEN.

IN HIS TELEGRAM, MR LUCE ALSO CONGRATULATED THE EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR COPING SO WELL WITH THE STORM.

THE TEXT OF MR LUCE’S TELEGRAM READSi

♦I WAS MOST SADDENED TO HEAR OF THE RECENT DEATHS AND INJURIES CAUSED BY TYPHOON ELLEN. PLEASE PASS MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES OF THE DECEASED AND MY SYMPATHY TO THE INJURED AND THOSE WHOSE HOUSES WERE DAMAGED.

♦GLAD TO KNOW EMERGENCY SERVICES COPING SO WELL. WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS.*

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MR HEATH VISITS NEW TOWNS MMX

THE FORMER BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR EDWARD HEATH, VISITED TWO NEW TOWNS THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON TO SEE DEVELOPMENTS THERE.

MR HEATH FIRST SPENT HALF AN HOUR AT THE LION’S PAVILION IN SHA TIN WHERE HE HAD A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE NEW TOWN AND WAS BRIEFED ON HOUSING AND OTHER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR DONALD TSANG, AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, MR RICHARD BURN.

HE ALSO LEARNT THAT SINCE HIS LAST VISIT TO SHA TIN IN APRIL 1978, THE POPULATION THERE HAD GROWN FROM 80 000 TO ITS PRESENT 210 000.

HE THEN WENT TO TUEN MUN, WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RICKY FUNG, AND THE PROJECT MANAGER, M? S.K. KWEI ON SOME OF THE PROJECTS TAKING PLACE IN THE NEW TOWN.

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HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR FULL * * * *

HIGH ISLAND RESERVOIR, THE BIGGEST RESERVOIR IN HONG KONG, IS NOW FULL FOR THE FIRST TIME, AS A RESULT OF THE RAINS BROUGHT BY TYPHOON ELLEN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT THE TYPHOON YIELDED MORE THAN 32 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER TO THE RESERVOIRS.

OF HONG KONG’S 17 RESERVOIRS, 11 ARE FULL.

AT 9 AM TODAY, THE STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS STOOD AT 566.881 MILLION CUBIC METRES OR 96.7 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

THIS COMPARES WITH 457.868 MILLION CUBIC METRES OR 78.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY AT THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

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STORM CAUSES Sl-MILLION TRAFFIC LIGHT DAMAGE * * * *

REPAIRS TO TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND BOLLARDS DAMAGED BY TYPHOON ELLEN WILL COST ABOUT |1 MILLION.

ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEER OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR MICHAEL HUTTON, ALTOGETHER 1 092 TRAFFIC LIGHTS WERE DAMAGED - 124 ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND 968 IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IN ADDITION, HE SAID, A TOTAL OF 542 BOLLARDS WERE DAMAGED, INCLUDING 90 ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND 452 IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

MR HUTTON SAID THAT SOME PEDESTRIAN SIGNS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY WERE ALSO DAMAGED.

EVERY EFFORT WAS BEING MADE TO BRING THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS BACK TO NORMAL OPERATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, HE SAID.

♦REPAIR WORK, WHICH BEGAN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PASSAGE OF TYPHOON ELLEN, IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ANOTHER TWO DAYS TO COMPLETE,+ NR HUTTON SAID.

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LIBRARY BUILDING FOR KOWLOON * * *

A 12-STOREY LIBRARY BUILDING IS TO BE BUILT ON PUI CHING ROAD, KOWLOON.

THE UPPER STOREYS OF THE BUILDING WILL PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR THE DISTRICT LIBRARY, AS WELL AS A CENTRAL LIBRARY FOR KOWLOON.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED IN THE LOWER STOREYS WILL INCLUDE A PUBLIC TOILET, STORE ROOMS, A COVERED SITTING-OUT AREA AND RECEPTION AREA FOR THE LIBRARIES.

THE WATERLOO ROAD LIBRARY, AT PRESENT SITUATED IN LEASED PREMISES, WILL BE MOVED TO THE NEW BUILDING WHEN IT IS COMPLETED.

TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING ARE BEING SOUGHT BY THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT WILL START IN DECEMBER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN MAY 1985.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL TO BE BUILT M * *

A NEW, FIVE-STOREY PRIMARY SCHOOL WILL SOON BE BUILT AT HIRAM’S HIGHWAY IN HO CHUNG, SAI KUNG.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE NEW SCHOOL WILL BE BUILT ON A 3 921-SQUARE METRE SITE, AND WILL HAVE 24 CLASSROOMS, SPECIAL ROOMS, TEACHING FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ON THE UPPER FLOORS, AND A COVERED PLAY AREA AND CHANGING ROOMS ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT TEN MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

CONTEST TO HELP INTEGRATE HANDICAPPED * * * *

FIVE HANDICAPPED AND FIVE ABLE-BODIED STUDENTS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN WILL WORK IN PAIRS ON A REHABILITATION POSTER DESIGN CONTEST AT 3 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THEY WILL EXCHANGE IDEAS AND TOGETHER WORK OUT THEIR DESIGNS AT THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE.

TOMORROW’S EVENT IS BEING ARRANGED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO PROVIDE A VENUE FOR THESE STUDENTS TO WORK TOGETHER.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1983

THE COMPETITION, ENTITLED +FRIENDSHIP - A WAY TO INTEGRATION* IS OPEN TO PRIMARY, SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TOGETHER WITH ADULTS IN THE DISTRICT.

A JOINT GROUP SECTION IS SPECIALLY ARRANGED FOR BOTH HANDICAPPED AND ABLE-BODIED PEOPLE.

ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN REHABILITATION, THE CONTEST IS BEING HELD IN ALL 18 DISTRICTS TO PROMOTE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE HANDICAPPED AND HELP INTEGRATE THEM INTO THE COMMUNITY.

ALL ENTRIES FROM CENTRAL AND WESTERN MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE OR ITS SUB-OFFICE BEFORE OCTOBER 17.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER TOMORROW’S EVENTS AT 3 PM ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE IN WESTERN STREET, HONG KONG.

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MEMBERS OF THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL VISITED THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES TODAY.

THEY WERE MET BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR, MR JOHNNIE JOHNSTON; THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE; THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NEWS, MRS IRENE YAU, AND THE ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY, MR ARTHUR HACKER.

TAKING PART IN THE VISIT WERE THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG; MR CLIFF BALE OF THE HONG KONG JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION; MISS HELEN CHAU, HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC;

S.S. KWONG OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT; MR PETER OLAES, GIS; MR G.A. PILGRIM, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST; MR WARREN ROOKE, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG; DR JOSEPH W.C. WONG, CHINESE UNIVERSITY; AND MR RAYMOND R. WONG, HK-TVB.

DURING THE VISIT, THE GROUP TOURED THE NEWS DIVISION, THE CREATIVE SUB-DIVISION AND THE PUBLIC RELATIONS DIVISION.

MEMBERS LATER STAYED ON TO HOLD THEIR REGULAR MEETING ON TRAINING NEEDS.

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TEXTILE INDUSTRY MANPOWER BEING SURVEYED * * * *

THE BIANNUAL MANPOWER SURVEY OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY WILL BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 21 AND OCTOBER 2 THIS YEAR.

PLANNED BY THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, THE SURVEY IS HELD TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE MANPOWER SITUATION AND TRAINING NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY.

+THE RECENT BOOM IN THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY HAS UNDOUBTEDLY AFFECTED THE EMPLOYMENT ASPECT OF THE TEXTILE TRADE AS MORE PEOPLE ARE TAKING UP JOBS WITH TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS,* A TRAINING BOARD SPOKESMAN SAID.

ON THE BASIS OF THE SURVEY FINDINGS, THE BOARD CAN MAKE TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT, EMPLOYERS AND TRAINING INSTITUTIONS, HE EXPLAINED.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED EMPLOYERS TO COOPERATE BY SUPPLYING ACCURATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE NUMBER OF PERSONS EMPLOYED AND THOSE UNDER TRAINING, EXISTING VACANCIES AND A FORECAST OF TOTAL WORKERS.

BI-LINGUAL QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES WILL BE SENT TO THE RANDOMLY SELECTED MILLS WITHIN THESE FEW DAYS.

OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL THEN VISIT THE ESTABLISHMENTS DURING THE SURVEY PERIODS TO COLLECT THE QUESTIONNAIRES AND IF REQUIRED, ASSIST IN COMPLETING THEM.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE INFORMATION COLLECTED WOULD BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WOULD BE PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO INDIVIDUAL MILLS.

EXPORT CREDIT RISKS SEMINAR TO BE HELD * * X X

A SEMINAR ON +EXPORT CREDIT RISKS AND BUSINESS PROMOTION* WILL BE HELD FOR INDUSTRIALISTS IN SHA TIN ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) AFTERNOON.

THE SEMINAR IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, THE HONG KONG EXPORT CREDIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (EC IC) AND THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (TDC).

AT THE SEMINAR, INDUSTRIALISTS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE COMMITTEE, THE EC IC AND THE TDC IN PROMOTING AND PROTECTING THEIR EXPORT BUSINESS.

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ABOUT 100 LOCAL INDUSTRIALISTS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO THE SEMINAR.

THE SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE THE COMMITTEE’S CHAIRMAN, NR FRANKLIN SHAM, A BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTOFFICEROFECIC, NR PETER MOK, AND THE MANAGER OF THE TSUEN WAN OFFICE OF THE TDC, MR K.L. CHIU.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER {HE SEMINAR ON +EXPORT CREDIT RISKS AND BUSINESS PROMOTION* AT 2 30 PM ON (SEPTEMBER 15) AT MEI SHING RESTAURANT IN MEI LAM ESTATE,

THURSDAY SHA TIN.

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nF THF THREE LANES ON THE TING KAU BRIDGE SECTION OF

MUN BOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TUEN MUN ROAD, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO 12 NOON ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17), TO FACILITATE THE LAYING OF ANTI SKID

THE

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MATERIALS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE PEOPLE BEING EMPLOYED HERE................................ 1

KENNETH TOPLEY PRAISED FOR SERVICE TO HK....................... 2

FUNERAL OF FIRE OFFICER........................................ 3

ACTION GROUP LOOKS INTO BEACH POLLUTION ....................... 4

EMPLOYERS TOLD ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAY ........................ 4

BOARD TO DISCUSS SPEED LIMIT ON TUE1I MUN ROAD ................ 5

TWO STRUCTURES ON LAMMA TO BE CLOSED .......................... 6

GAMES HALL TEMPORARILY CLOSED ................................. 6

NEW YIN NGAI SOCIETY FORMED ................................... 6

POP CONCERT TO HIGHLIGHT FESTIVAL ............................. 7

RESTRICTED ZONES IN TUEN MUN .................................. 7

TUEN MUN WATER MAINS WORKS .................................... 8

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1983

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MORE PEOPLE BEING EMPLOYED HERE *****

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION CONTINUES TO IMPROVE, ACCORDING TO THE LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT FOR THE QUARTER MAY - JULY 1983, OBTAINED FROM THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR THE QUARTER MAY-JULY 1983 WAS 3.9 PER CENT WHICH COMPARES FAVOURABLY WITH 5.2 PER CENT FOR THE PREVIOUS QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1983 AND 4.4 PER CENT FOR APRIL - JUNE 1983. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JULY LAST YEAR WAS 3.3 PER CENT.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE QUARTER ENDING JULY 1983 WAS PROVISIONALLY ESTIMATED TO BE 99 OOO, AS COMPARED WITH 128 900 FOR THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, AND 82 400 FOR THE SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR.

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JULY 1983 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 1.7 PER CENT, WHICH WAS SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER THAN THAT RECORDED FOR THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1983, AT 2.4 PER CENT. THE PROVISIONAL ESTIMATE OF THE NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS WAS 42 000 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JULY, AS COMPARED WITH 61 200 FOR THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.

CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION, PERSONS WHO WORKED LESS THAN 35 HOURS A WEEK WERE REGARDED AS UNDEREMPLOYED ONLY IF THEY WERE SEEKING MORE WORK OR WERE NOT SEEKING MORE WORK BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED MORE WORK WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

IN COMMENTING UPON THESE FIGURES, THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS SAID THAT BECAUSE THE PROPORTION OF FIRST-TIME JOBSEEKERS (E.G. PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST LEFT SCHOOL) VARIES FROM MONTH TO MONTH, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES SEASONALLY ADJUSTED FOR THE VARIATIONS IN FIRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS SHOULD BE USED IN MAKING COMPARISONS OVER TIME. THE UNADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JULY 1983 WAS 4.0 PER CENT.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS WERE OBTAINED FROM A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. THIS SURVEY COVERS A QUARTERLY SAMPLE OF SOME 15 000 HOUSEHOLDS OR 55 000 PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION IN HONG KONG. PERSONAL AND LABOUR FORCE DATA WERE OBTAINED IN THE SURVEY BY INTERVIEWING EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER IN THE HOUSEHOLDS SAMPLED.

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS IS GIVEN IN THE REPORT OF THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WHICH IS PUBLISHED FOUR TIMES A YEAR. THE REPORT COVERING THE QUARTER ENDING JUNE 1983 SHOULD BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE LATER THIS MONTH. ENQUIRIES CONCERNING STATISTICS ON THE LABOUR FORCE MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. 5-452586).

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KENNETH TOPLEY PRAISED FOR SERVICE TO HK

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THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER, MR KENNETH TOPLEY, WILL LEAVE THE GOVERNMENT NEXT WEEK AFTER SERVING HONG KONG FOR 28 YEARS.

AT A RECEPTION HELD IN HIS HONOUR TODAY, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, SAID MR TOPLEY HAD MADE NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS DURING HIS SERVICE.

NOTING THAT MR TOPLEY HAD SERVED IN A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, SIR PHILIP SAID HIS SERVICE IN THE FIELDS OF STATISTICS AND EDUCATION HAD BEEN PARTICULARLY NOTABLE.

♦MR TOPLEY PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE DEPARTMENT OF CENSUS AND STATISTICS CF THE GOVERNMENT,* SIR PHILIP SAID.

IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AND OF THE STATISTICAL WORK

IN EDUCATION, HE HAD MADE MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE FIELDS CF EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND ORGANISATION, SAID SIR PHILIP, ADDING THAT MR TOPLEY HAD SERVED WITH DISTINCTION AS A MEMBER

CF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

SIR PHILIP SAID MR TOPLEY HAD ALSO MADE A NOTABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE ARTS IN HONG KONG THROUGH HIS CHAIRMANSHIP AND TREASURERSHIP CF THE FILM SOCIETY OF HONG KONG (STUDIO ONE), AND THROUGH HIS EFFORTS LEADING TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MUSIC OFFICE IN THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

+IN ADDITION TO THE INTELLECTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS HE HAS MADE, HIS CAREER HAS BEEN DISTINGUISHED BY A CONTINUING ATTENTION TO HUMAN RELATIONS ON THE JOB AND TO STAFF DEVELOPMENT.*

SIR PHILIP JOINED A LARGE GATHERING OF SECRETARIES FROM VARIOUS BRANCHES AND OTHER SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AT THE RECEPTION IN WISHING MR AND MRS TOPLEY A LONG AND ACTIVE RETIREMENT.

MR TOPLEY STARTED HIS CAREER WITH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AS A CADET OFFICER CLASS II IN NOVEMBER 1955 AFTER SERVICE IN HER MAJESTY’S FORCES AND IN THE MALAYAN CIVIL SERVICE. HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN 1959 AND TO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE C THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

AFTER A SERIES OF PROMOTIONS, HE WAS APPOINTED DIRECTOR CF EDUCATION IN 1974. IN 1980 HE WAS APPOINTED AS A SECRETARY IN THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, CHAIRING THE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW POST-SECONDARY AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, BEFORE HEADING THE THEN EDUCATION BRANCH IN 1981. HE HAS HELD THE POST OF SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER SINCE FEBRUARY THIS YEAR WHEN THE POST CF SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION WAS RETITLED.

/MR rCPL^Y.........

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MR TOPLEY HAS SERVED IN A NUMBER OF DEPARTMENTS AND AS DIRECTOR OR COMMISSIONER IN FIVE OF THEM* LABOUR, CO-OPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AND FISHERIES, CENSUS AND STATISTICS, SOCIAL WELFARE AND EDUCATION.

HE WAS MADE A COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE (CMG) IN 1976.

MR NEIL HENDERSON WILL TAKE OVER FROM MR TOPLEY AS SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER.

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FUNERAL OF FIRE OFFICER * * * *

THE FUNERAL OF SENIOR STATION OFFICER CHIU SHING-CHOW WILL BE HELD WITH FIRE SERVICES HONOURS ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16).

MR CHIU DIED FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE COURSE OF DUTIES, DURING TYPHOON ELLEN WHICH HIT HONG KONG LAST WEEK.

A RELIGIOUS SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT THE HONG KONG FUNERAL HOME, STARTING AT 11.15 AM.

THE HEARSE WILL BE ESCORTED FROM THE FUNERAL HOME TO FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS AT JAVA ROAD, WHERE REPRESENTATIVES FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANISATIONS WILL PAY THEIR LAST RESPECTS.

IT WILL THEN PROCEED TO WAN CHAI FIRE STATION WHERE MR CHIU WAS POSTED BEFORE HIS DEATH, SO THAT HIS FORMER COLLEAGUES MAY PAY A LAST TRIBUTE. THE HEARSE WILL GO ON TO THE SCENE OF THE INCIDENT AT MOUNT DAVIS, BEFORE PROCEEDING TO THE CHAI WAN PERMANENT CEMETERY FOR BURIAL.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER THE FUNERAL SHOULD BE AT THE ENTRANCE OF FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS AT JAVA ROAD BY 11.30 AM ON FRIDAY.

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ACTION GROUP LOOKS INTO BEACH POLLUTION X M * X

THE GOVERNMENT HAS SET UP AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL ACTION COMMITTEE TO CO-ORDINATE ANT I-POLLUTION MEASURES AT SWIMMING BEACHES TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF THE PUBLIC.

THE COMMITTEE, CHAIRED BY THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, COMPRISES THE COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DIRECTOR OF CITY SERVICES, DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT, DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES AND DIRECTOR OF MARINE.

AT THEIR FIRST MEETING TODAY, THE BEACH POLLUTION ACTION COMMITTEE CALLED FOR PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENTS INDICATING THE SCOPE FOR MEASURES WHICH MIGHT BRING ABOUT QUICK IMPROVEMENTS TO POLLUTION LEVELS AT THE POPULAR BEACHES. THE PROBLEM OF FLOATING REFUSE AT THE BEACHES WAS ALSO DISCUSSED.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN NOTED HOWEVER THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO CONCERN ITSELF WITH POLLUTION AT THOSE NON-GAZETTED BEACHES WHICH ARE USED FREQUENTLY BY SWIMMERS, AND WILL REVIEW EXISTING POLICY ON THE MONITORING OF WATER QUALITY AT THESE BEACHES.

IT WILL CONCENTRATE ON ACTION WHICH MIGHT USEFULLY BE TAKEN DIRECTLY AT OR NEAR ALL THE POPULAR BEACHES TO CONTROL POLLUTION, HE SAID.

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE COMMITTEE ARE: +TO KEEP UNDER REVIEW THE LEVELS OF POLLUTION AT ALL BEACHES, WHETHER OR NOT GAZETTED, WHICH ARE POPULARLY USED FOR SWIMMING- AND TO DEVISE AND ENSURE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MEASURES TO COMBAT SUCH POLLUTION.*

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A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 22), THE DAY FOLLOWING THE CHINESE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, IS ONE OF THE 11 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS APPOINTED UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

UNDER THE ORDINANCE ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING DOMESTIC SERVANTS EMPLOYED LOCALLY OR FROM OVERSEAS COUNTRIES, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EARNINGS, AND ALL NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN S7 500 A MONTH, ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY.

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

HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO THE EMPLOYEE’S EARNINGS, INCLUDING WAGES AND ALLOWANCES BUT EXCLUDING OVERTIME PAY, ON A NORMAL WORKING DAY. WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE OF THE DAILY EARNINGS DURING A PERIOD OF 28 DAYS PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY. PAYMENT SHOULD BE MADE ON THE NORMAL PAY DAY.

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

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

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

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE TO THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE. THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE* FOR KOWLOON EAST 3-205638? KOWLOON WEST 3-201652; KOWLOON SOUTH 3-319454; KWUN TONG 3-8985205 TSUEN WAN 0-4980100; TAI PO 0-6577111 EXT. 114; TUEN MUN 0-818443; HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST) 5-268671 AND HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) 5-282523.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS SPEED LIMIT ON TUEN MUN ROAD X * * *

THE PROPOSAL TO RAISE THE SPEED LIMIT ON TUEN MUN ROAD FROM 40 TO 50 MILES PER HOUR WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) MORNING.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE LAYOUT PLANS OF TWO SITES IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE NEW TOWN, AS WELL AS THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS TO BE CARRIED OUT DURING THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE THE NAMING OF PLACES AND STREETS IN THE DISTRICT, PROGRESS REPORTS ON THE BOARD’S COMMITTEE, AND THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR THE TUEN MUN FESTIVAL.

SOME SEATS WILL BE RESERVED FOR THE PUBLIC ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, AND PEOPLE WISHING TO ATTEND THE MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE BOARD'S SECRETARIAT AT 0-845001.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING WHICH WILL START AT 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE NINTH FLOOR OF FOO YICK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SAN ON CIRCUIT.

A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE, AM 5797, WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 9 AM FOR TUEN MUN.

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TWO STRUCTURES ON LAMMA TO BE CLOSED * * *

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DECLARED THE FIRST AND SECOND FLOORS OF TWO THREE-STOREY STRUCTURES ON LAMMA ISLAND TO BE LIABLE TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

THE STRUCTURES ARE ON D.D. 3, LOT 1870 AND D.D. 4, LOT 367 AT HUNG SHING YE.

THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THE MASONRY RETAINING WALL SUPPORTING THE TERRACE BEHIND THESE TWO BUILDINGS HAD SHOWN SIGNS OF FAILURE AND WAS IN DANGER OF A COLLAPSE.

THE GROUND FLOORS OF THESE TWO BUILDINGS WERE THUS CLOSED IN AN EMERGENCY RECENTLY.

♦FURTHER INVESTIGATION HAS REVEALED THAT THE CONDITION OF THE RETAINING WALL HAS DETERIORATED, AND IT IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO CLOSE THE UPPER FLOORS AS WELL,+ HE SAID.

THE OWNERS CONCERNED HAVE BEEN REQUESTED TO REPAIR THE RETAINING WALL.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS IN VICTORIA COURT AT 9.30 AM ON OCTOBER 12 WERE POSTED ON THE SITE TODAY.

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GAMES HALL TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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THE OSMAN RAMJU SADICK MEMORIAL GAMES HALL IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE CLOSED FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH AS FROM TODAY TO FACILITATE REPAIR WORK, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

THE INDOOR GAMES HALL WILL BE RE-OPENED AS SOON AS THE WORK IS COMPLETED, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

NEW YIN NGA I SOCIETY FORMED * * * *

A NEW YIN NGA I SOCIETY HAS BEEN FORMED FOR WOMEN RESIDENTS IN THE SAM SHING PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE IN TUEN MUN.

THE SOCIETY IS THE THIRD IN THE DISTRICT AND HAS SO FAR RECRUITED 65 MEMBERS. THE OTHERS ARE IN THE TAI HING AND THE ON TING-YAU 01 PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

AN INAUGURATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) IN THE YAU HO RESTAURANT IN SAM SHING ESTATE. THE OFFICIATING GUEST IS THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM HUI.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY.

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POP CONCERT TO HIGHLIGHT FESTIVAL * * *

A POP CONCERT TO HIGHLIGHT THE TWO-WEEK WAN CHAI DISTRICT FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS FROM THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING.

TOMORROW, THE FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE WILL GIVE A RECEPTION AT 7 PM AT THE LOBBY OF THE STADIUM, BEFORE THE START CF THE CONCERT.

GUESTS ATTENDING THE RECEPTION WILL INCLUDE THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR IAN MACPHERSON, THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR H.T. LUI, THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS LOLLY CHIU, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI, THE DIRECTOR OF CITY SERVICES, MICHAEL SUEN, THE DIRECTOR OF CULTURAL SERVICES, MR RANDOLPH O’HARA, AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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RESTRICTED ZONES IN TUEN MUN * * *

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 16), THE FOLLOWING ROADS IN TUEN MUN WILL BE DESIGNATED RESTRICTED ZONES DURING THE HOURS STATEDi

24-HOUR ZONESi

(A) THE SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR SAN HUI, APPROXIMATELY 600 METRES NORTH OF THE JUNCTION WITH PUI TO ROAD, TO APPROXIMATELY 1 730 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

(B) THE UN-NAMED ROAD CONNECTING CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR SAN HUI AND ROAD D9.

(C) THE SECTION OF ROAD D9 APPROXIMATELY 250 METRES NORTH OF THE JUNCTION WITH THE NORTHERN END OF ROAD 4B TO APPROXIMATELY 450 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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7 AM TO 9 PM ZONEi

THE SECTION OF ROAD D9 FROM APPROXIMATELY 250 METRES NORTH OF THE JUNCTION WITH THE NORTHERN END OF ROAD 4B TO APPROXIMATELY 730 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

WITHIN THESE RESTRICTED ZONES, DRIVERS OF ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING, WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS AND LOADING OR UNLOADING GOODS.

FROM THE SAME DAY, THE SERVICE ROAD LEADING TO THE CARGO WORKING AREA, SOUTH OF YUEN TUN CIRCUIT IN TSUEN WAN, WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE TO LEARNER DRIVERS.

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TUEN MUN WATER MAINS WORKS * * X

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN TUEN MUN WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) TO 8 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR WATER MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES AND VILLAGES BETWEEN FU TEI SHEUNG TSUEN AND TAI LAM CHUNG, INCLUDING INDUSTRIAL ZONE AREAS 9 AND 12; AREAS 4B, 10, 37A AND 37B; SIU HONG AND SIU ON COURTS; SAM SHING, TAI HING, SAN FAT, ON TING, YAU 01, SHEN KING, BUTTERFLY AND WU KING ESTATES AND MELODY GARDEN.

CHINA CEMENT CO. (HK) LTD., THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION IN TAP SHEK KOK, CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL, TUEN MUN CLINIC AND YAN 01 POLYCLINIC WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE VISITS BY TWO WAY PERMIT HOLDERS ......................... 1

GOVERNOR MEETS TUNG WAH PAST CHAIRMEN ......................... 1

SIR PHILIP SEES MARINE POLICE OPERATIONS ...................... 2

CUSTOMS OFFICERS CRACK DOW ON COPYING ......................... 3

LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD MEETS ................................... 4

EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK NEW SCHOOL YEAR....................... 5

APPLICATION FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES ............................ 5

UC THANKED FOR FESTIVAL WORK................................... 5

CHILDREN TO SING AT WAN CHAI FESTIVAL ......................... 6

TRAFFIC PLAN FOR CROSS BETTING ................................ 7

ON WAH STREET TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY............................. 7

ABERDEEN TUNNEL ............................................... 7

CLEARWAY HOURS EXTENDED ....................................... 7

PROHIBITED ZONE AT SHAM SHUT PO ............................... 8

CAS HOLDING FOOTDRILL CONTEST ................................. 8

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MORE VISITS BY TWO WAY PERMIT HOLDERS * * *

AS PART OF THE CONTINUING CONTACTS BETWEEN THE HONG KONG AND GUANGDONG AUTHORITIES ON IMMIGRATION MATTERS, A MEETING WAS HELD IN HONG KONG TODAY TO REVIEW PROGRESS OF THE SCHEME INTRODUCED ON DECEMBER 23, 1982, WHEREBY VISITORS ARE REQUIRED TO RETURN HOME BY THE EXPIRY DATE OF THEIR TWO-WAY PERMITS.

THE MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY A GROUP OF HONG KONG OFFICIALS l€ADED BY THE POLITICAL ADVISER, MR ROBIN MCLAREN, AND A DELEGATION OF GUANGDONG OFFICIALS LED BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE PROVINCIAL FOREIGN AFFAIRS OFFICE, MR ZHANG QING PING.

THE DISCUSSIONS TOOK PLACE IN A FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE AND BOTH SIDES AGREED THAT THE SCHEME WAS WORKING WELL.

IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES IT WAS AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT THE NUMBER OF VISITORS WOULD BE INCREASED IN A GRADUAL AND CONTROLLED MANNER.

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GOVERNOR MEETS TUNG WAH PAST CHAIRMEN

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY ATTENDED A LUNCHEON GATHERING HOSTED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF PAST CHAIRMEN OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENIS BRAY, WHO IS ALSO CHAIRMAN OF THE TUNG WAH ADVISORY BOARD.

DURING THE LUNCH, SIR EDWARD PAID TRIBUTE TO THE FORMER TUNG WAH CHAIRMEM FOR THEIR SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY.

THERE WAS ALSO A GENERAL DISCUSSION ON HONG KONG AFFAIRS.

THE ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED IN 1976 TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL TIES AMONG PAST TUNG WAH CHAIRMEN, TO OFFER ADVICE AND BACKING SOCIALLY AND FINANCIALLY TO THE TUNG WAH BOARD OF DIRECTORS WHEN AND WHERE NECESSARY, TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS OF WORTHY CAUSE, AND TO CONCERN MEMBERS OVER IMPORTANT COMMUNITY ISSUES.

IT HAS 28 MEMBERS WHO COME FROM A VARIETY OF PROFESSIONS.

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SIR PHILIP SEES MARINE POLICE OPERATIONS * * * X

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON VISITED THE MARINE POLICE TO SEE FOR HIMSELF THEIR DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR. ROY HENRY. THE CHIEF SECRETARY FIRST CALLED AT MARINE POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN TSIM SHA TSUI.

HE WAS MET BY THE REGIONAL COMMANDER OF MARINE, MR. JOHN MACDONALD, WHO BRIEFED HIM ON THE REORGANISATION OF THE REGION AND THE 10-YEAR EXPANSION PROGRAMME FOR THE MARINE POLICE.

SIR PHILIP ALSO LISTENED WITH INTEREST TO DETAILS OF THE MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR JOI NT MARITlME COMMUNICATION PROJECT, A PACKAGE WHICH WILL PROVIDE THE MARINE POLICE, THE ROYAL NAVY AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED WITH MARITIME SECURITY, WITH ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED RADIO AND RADAR NETWORKS IN THE WORLD.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY WAS THEN TAKEN ON A RIDE FROM KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER TO TAI LAM CHUNG ON BOARD A LOGISTICS LAUNCH. HE WAS TOLD THAT THE 26-METRE LAUNCH WAS ONE OF THE THREE NEW ’DAMEN’ LOGISTICS LAUNCHES WHICH HAVE BEEN IN SERVICE SINCE FEBRUARY LAST YEAR.

THE NEW BOATS, CAPABLE OF SPEEDS OF UP TO 24 KNOTS, WERE BUILT AT A COST OF S8.5 MILLION EACH. THEY PROVIDE AN EFFICIENT BACK UP SERVICE FOR THE FLEET OF PATROL LAUNCHES AND CAN ALSO FILL IN PATROL DUTIES OR ACT AS FORWARD OPERATIONAL BASES.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SENIOR STAFF OFFICER, OPERATIONS, MR. GEOFF COX, SIR PHILIP WAS MET IN TAI LAM CHUNG BY THE OFFICER IN CHARGE OF tHE SMALL BOAT UNIT, MR. ANDY BURT. A DEMONSTRATION OF SBU TACTICS WAS LAID ON FOR THE CHIEF SECRETARY.

SIR PHILIP WAS TOLD THAT THE UNIT WAS SET UP IN NOVEMBER 1979 MAINLY TO COUNTER THE INFLUX OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ACROSS THE SEA BOUNDARY. HE WAS ALSO BRIEFED ON THE FLEET OF SMALL INFLATABE CRAFT AND THE TACTICS USED BY THE UNIT.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY WHO WAS ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY HIS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, MR. ALISTAIR ASPREY, CONCLUDED HIS VISIT SHORTLY AFTER 4.30 P.M. AND FLEW BACK TO HONG KONG ISLAND BY HELICOPTER.

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CUSTOMS OFFICERS CRACK DOWN ON COPYING * * * *

GOODS VALUED AT 110.7 MILLION HAVE BEEN SEIZED SO FAR THIS YEAR IN A CONTINUING CRACKDOWN ON COUNTERFEIT MERCHANDISE IN HONG KONG.

NEARLY 600 CASES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATED AND 281 PEOPLE PROSECUTED, RESULTING IN FINES OF $1.6 MILLION AND THREE PRISON SENTENCES.

THE FIGURES WERE GIVEN TODAY BY MR JOHN HOWARD, PRINCIPAL INDUSTRY OFFICER OF THE TRADE CONTROLS INVESTIGATION BRANCH (TCIB), CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT.

MR HOWARD, ADDRESSING A LUNCH MEETING OF THE RETAIL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, ASKED MEMBERS TO BE ALERT AND TO REPORT CASES OF SUSPECTED COUNTERFEITING TO THE AUTHORITIES.

♦IT IS IMPORTANT THAT HONG KONG’S TRADING REPUTATION SHOULD NOT BE TARNISHED BY A FEW UNPRINCIPLED TRADERS, AND IT IS AT YOUR LEVEL WHERE BUSINESS INTEGRITY STANDS OR FALLS,♦ HE SAID.

MR HOWARD SAID THAT COUNTERFEIT GOODS WERE COVERED BY THE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ORDINANCE, WHICH CAME INTO EFFECT ON APRIL 1, 1981. CONVICTIONS BY INDICTMENT CARRIED A MAXIMUM FINE OF $500 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR FIVE YEARS, WHILE SUMMARY CONVICTION CARRIED A MAXIMUM FINE OF $100 000 AND TWO YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT. MOST CASES IN HONG KONG WERE DEALT WITH SUMMARILY.

MR HOWARD SAID THAT THE TCIB WAS THE MAIN ENFORCEMENT BODY FOR THE ORDINANCE. THE TCIB MAINTAINED CLOSE LIAISON WITH THE CONSUMER COUNCIL, THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION, THE WATCH INDUSTRY AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS TO HELP STAMP OUT COUNTERFEITING.

♦BUT WHAT IS ALSO REQUIRED IS GREATER PUBLIC AWARENESS AND COOPERATION,♦ HE SAID. ♦COMPLAINTS RECEIVED ARE KEPT IN STRICT CONFIDENCE, AND NO COMPLAINANT IS REQUIRED TO GIVE TESTIMONY IN OPEN COURT UNLESS HE IS WILLING TO DO SO.

♦PROFESSIONAL OFFICERS ARE TRAINED TO DO THIS WHERE FAKE GOODS ARE FOUND, AND THE OWNER OF A REGISTERED TRADE MARK IS ONLY TOO PLEASED TO GIVE EXPERT TESTIMONY WHERE EVIDENCE IS ADDUCED TO PROVE FORGERY OF HIS TRADE MARK,+ HE SAID.

MR HOWARD SAID THAT IN 1981, THE TCIB HAD INVESTIGATED NEARLY TOO CASES AND SEIZED COUNTERFEIT GOODS VALUED AT SOME $20 MILLION. THE INVESTIGATIONS LED TO 240 PROSECUTIONS, FINES OF $1.3 MILLION, AND SIX PRISON SENTENCES.

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♦IN 1962 WE INVESTIGATED SOME 650 CASES AND SEIZED 116 MILLION WORTH OF GOODS. THE NUMBER OF PROSECUTIONS ROSE TO 330, WHILE FINES AMOUNTED TO $2.6 MILLION AND 15 PEOPLE WERE SENTENCED TO JAIL,* HE SAID.

MR HOWARD SAID THAT THE APPLICATION OF COMMONSENSE COULD HELP RETAILERS TO PROTECT THEIR CUSTOMERS AND THEMSELVES.

♦IT IS ALWAYS ADVISABLE TO BUY SPECIFICALLY MARKED GOODS FROM THE KNOWN AUTHORISED AGENT OR, IF THE GOODS BEAR A DESCRIPTION IMPLYING CERTAIN QUALITIES OR PROPERTIES OR CLAIMS AS TO PERFORMANCE, YOU MUST BE SURE THAT THESE ARE CORRECT,* HE SAID.

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LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD MEETS * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD SUGGESTED TODAY THAT THE WAGE CEILING FOR NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES SPECIFIED BY THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE BE RAISED FROM $7 500 TO $8 500 PER MONTH IN THE NEXT LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION IN OCTOBER.

THE WAGE CEILING WAS ONE OF THE FOUR MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED BY THE BOARD AT A MEETING THIS AFTERNOON.

THE MEMBERS ALSO REVIEWED THE MATERNITY PROTECTION PROVISIONS IN THE ORDINANCE, AND FELT THAT APART FROM MINOR AMENDMENTS NOW IN HAND, THE PROVISIONS WOULD NOT REQUIRE MAJOR REVISION FOR THE TIME BEING.

AS THE CHING MING FESTIVAL AND GOOD FRIDAY FALL ON THE SAME DAY IN 1985, THE BOARD WAS ASKED TO ADVISE WHICH DAY SHOULD BE NAMED A GENERAL HOLIDAY UNDER THE HOLIDAYS ORDINANCE IN PLACE OF THE CHING MING HOLIDAY. THE BOARD FELT THAT A MONDAY WHICH IS NOT CLOSE TO ANY OTHER HOLIDAY SHOULD BE CHOSEN.

THE BOARD ALSO EXPRESSED FURTHER VIEWS ON THE SEVERANCE PAY PROVISIONS IN THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE. ITS VIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR CONSIDERATION.

THE MEETING WAS CHAIRED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, M? RON BRIDGE, AND WAS ATTENDED BY ALL EMPLOYEE AND EMPLOYER REPRESENTATIVES.

THE BOARD COMPRISES THE COMMISSIONER OR THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER AS THE CHAIRMAN EX-OFFICIO AND SIX EMPLOYER REPRESENTATIVES AND SIX EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVES AS MEMBERS. IT ADVISES THE COMMISSIONER ON SUCH MATTERS AS HE MAY REFER TO IT INCLUDING LEGISLATION.

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EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK NEW SCHOOL YEAR *****

SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 18, HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES HAVE BEEN ORGANISED TO MARK THE OCCASION.

SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL ON HONG KONG ISLAND, AND AT ST TERESA’S CHURCH AND THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN KOWLOON.

ALL TEACHERS AND PUPILS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THESE SERVICES WHICH ARE HELD TO ENCOURAGE THEM IN THEIR TASKS AHEAD.

THE SERVICE AT ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL WILL START AT 9 AM AND THE OTHER SERVICES AT 11 AM.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL; AND MR MICHAEL LEUNG, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL.

APPLICATION FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES * * *

PARENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES IN THE PUBLIC-SECTOR FOR THEIR CHILDREN FOR THE 1984-85 SCHOOL YEAR UNDER THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM CAN OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO OCTOBER 1, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT APPLICATION IS OPEN TO ALL HONG KONG-BELONGING CHILDREN WHO WERE BORN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1978 AND WHO ARE NOT STUDYING IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL.

DETAIL ABOUT THE APPLICATION WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18), THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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UC THANKED FOR FESTIVAL WORK

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THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT FESTIVAL MARKS ANOTHER MILESTONE IN THE COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS LOLLY CHIU SAID TONIGHT.

SPEAKING AT THE FESTIVAL’S RECEPTION PARTY, MISS CHIU PAID TRIBUTE TO THE COUNCIL FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION, BOTH IN THE FORM OF CASH SUBSIDY AND FREE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES.

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♦FOLLOWING THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW SYSTEM OF URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION IN MARCH THIS YEAR, THE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT BOARD HAS MADE SUBSTANTIAL PROJECTS TO THE MUTUAL BENEFIT OF BOTH BODIES IN PROMOTING THE WELL BEING OF LOCAL RESIDENTS.

♦IT IS AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND THAT THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT FESTIVAL, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE DISTRICT, WAS INITIATED,* SHE SAID.

SHE SAID THE 11-DAY FESTIVAL, WHICH BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 10, HAD AN ENTERTAINING PROGRAMME OF 16 EVENTS TO CATER FOR THE DIVERSIFIED TASTE OF RESIDENTS COMING FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE.

♦THE OBJECTIVE IS TO INVOLVE THE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF THE COMMUNITY IN ORGANISING AND RUNNING THE FESTIVITIES SO THAT THE BROADER OBJECTIVE OF COMMUNITY BUILDING CAN BE ATTA I NED,+ SHE SAID.

MISS CHIU ALSO THANKED THE LARGE NUMBER OF DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS, IN PARTICULAR THE AREA COMMITTEES, KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS, BUILDING MANAGEMENT BODIES, SCHOOLS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, AS WELL AS COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES IN WAN CHAI FOR ORGANISING THE FESTIVAL.

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CHILDREN TO SING AT WAN CHAI FESTIVAL

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TWO HOURS OF SINGING PERFORMANCES BY CHILDREN’S CHOIRS FROM WAN CHAI, SOUTHERN, MONG KOK, YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE STAGED AT THE TANG SHIU KIN SECONDARY SCHOOL ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) AFTERNOON.

THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR DAY, WHICH STARTS AT 4 PM, IS PART OF THE PROGRAMMES IN THE TWO-WEEK WAN CHAI DISTRICT FESTIVAL.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS LOLLY CHIU, WILL BE THE PIANO ACCOMPANIST OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

OTHER PERFORMERS WILL INCLUDE THE MUSIC OFFICE SYMPHONIC BAND, AND THE HONG KONG BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION LOCKHART ROAD CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1983

' 7 -TRAFFIC PLAN FOR CROSS BETTING * * *

IN CONNECTION WITH CROSS BETTING ARRANGEMENTS AT SHA TIN RACE COURSE, A SPECIAL SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE WILL OPERATE BETWEEN SHA TIN RAILWAY STATION AND SHA TIN RACE COURSE FROM SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) WHENEVER THERE IS A RACE MEETING AT HAPPY VALLEY.

THE SERVICE, ON KMB ROUTE 888, WILL OPERATE AT 15-MINUTE INTERVALS, CHARGING $1.80 PER TRIP.

IT WILL RUN UNTIL NOVEMBER THIS YEAR WHEN A DIRECT TRAIN SERVICE TO SHA TIN RACE COURSE RESUMES OPERATION.

MEANWHILE, THOSE WHO WISH TO GO TO SHA TIN RACE COURSE FOR CROSS BETTING MAY TAKE THE TRAIN TO SHA TIN STATION AND THEN INTERCHANGE FOR THE NEW BUS SERVICE.

ENTRANCE ARRANGEMENTS FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND TAXIS WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED.

ON WAH STREET TO CLOSE TEMPORARILY * * *

FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY), THE SECTION OF ON WAH STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CHUN WAH ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES EAST OF THE JUNCTION WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT A WEEK FOR SCAFFOLD RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED VIA ON TAK ROAD OR ON SIN ROAD AND ON TAK ROAD.

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ABERDEEN TUNNEL

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THE COMPUTERISED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AT THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL AREA IS NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL AND MOTORISTS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND LANE SIGNALS.

OFFENDERS WILL BE WARNED DURING THE FIRST WEEK BUT WILL BE PROSECUTED AFTER THAT.

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CLEARWAY HOURS EXTENDED

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FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17), CLEARWAY HOURS AT THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH OLD MAIN STREET, ABERDEEN, AND HOUSE NO. 3 WILL BE EXTENDED TO COVER THE PERIOD BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY.

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PROHIBITED ZONE AT SHAM SHU I PO * * *

FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 17), THE EASTERN-MOST DEPARTURE BAY AT THE SHAM SHU I PO FERRY PIER PLB TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED AS A PROHIBITED ZONE.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT PUBLIC OMNIBUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE ZONE.

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

CAS HOLDING FOOTDRILL CONTEST * * *

THE CIVIL AID SERVICES CADET CORPS WILL HOLD ITS INTER-UNIT FOOTDRILL COMPETITION AT THE CAS KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE IN ARGYLE STREET ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18), STARTING AT 8 AM.

TWENTY TEAMS FROM HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL COMPETE IN THE EVENT, AND THE CHAMPION TEAM WILL BE AWARDED THE +NORMAN LEUNG SHIELD+.

MR HOWARD YOUNG, CAS CADET COMMANDANT, WILL PRESENT THE PRIZES AT 1 PM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE COMPETITION AT THE CAS KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE, 204 ARGYLE STREET, KOWLOON, BETWEEN 8 AM AND 1 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR JOHN REVIEWS HK ECONOMY .................................... 1

GOVERNOR PRAISES 'MEN OF VISION' ............................... 7

POWER PROPOSED FOR CONTROL OF BUILDING WORKS ................... 7

BOARDS HELP MONITOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ....................... 8

BRIDGE TO BE BUILT AT BORDER.................................... 9

NEW AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LAW STARTS OCTOBER .................. 10

S18-M ROAD PROJECT STARTS ..................................... 12

GOVERNOR MEETS UPGC MEMBERS ................................... 12

EVENING HOVERFERRY SERVICE FAVOURED ........................... 12

PUPILS' BEHAVIOUR SURVEYED .................................... 13

NEW EASTERN CORRIDOR ROAD TO BE BUILT ......................... 14

NEW SUB-OFFICE TO SERVE KWUN T®G............................... 15

METERS TO OPERATE ® SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS ...................... 16

QUARTERLY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT ON SALE ..................... 17

KOWLOON CHORUS SEEKS NE?/ RECRUITS ............................ 17

WATER LEAKAGE TESTS ........................................... 17

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1983

SIR JOHN REVIEWS HK ECONOMY * * * *

THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR IS NOT PRINCIPALLY DUE TO ECONOMIC FACTORS AS HONG KONG’S ECONOMY, LED BY EXPORT GROWTH, IS IMPROVING RAPIDLY, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY. SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, SAID IN HIS MID-YEAR ECONOMIC REVIEW THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING.

HE SAID THAT AMONG OTHER FACTORS, CONCERN OVER THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF HONG KONG HAD HEAVILY INFLUENCED THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET THIS YEAR.

+IT IS NOT POSSIBLE FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO FIX THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AT ANY PARTICULAR LEVEL. THIS MUST DEPEND UPON THE FORCES OF THE MARKET PLACE,* SIR JOHN SAID IN HIS REVIEW PRESENTED AT THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS’ CLUB.

ADJUSTMENT MUST THEREFORE BE EXPECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH MARKET FACTORS, WHICH WILL IN TIME REFLECT UNDERLYING VALUES, ADDED.

♦INTERVENTION BY THE EXCHANGE FUND CAN ONLY SMOOTH THE CHANGING COURSE OF CROSS RATES (WHICHEVER WAY THE TREND IS RUNNING), WHILE DECISIONS BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF BANKS ON DEPOSIT RATES MUST REFLECT INTER ALIA THE PROBLEMS OF INDUSTRY,* « SAID.

CITING ANOTHER FACTOR, HE SAID THAT FROM THE REDUCTION IN LOCAL INTEREST RATES ON JULY 6 UNTIL THE 1.5 PERCENTAGE POINTS INCREASE ON SEPTEMBER 8, THE INTEREST RATE DIFFERENTIAL HAD CLEARLY BEEN IN FAVOUR OF U.S. DOLLAR DEPOSITS, WHICH SOME WOULD CALL +AN AL ICE-1N-WONDERLAND SITUATION.*

FURTHERMORE, THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET HAD BEEN HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE GENERAL STRENGTH OF THE U.S. DOLLAR WORLDWIDE, GREAT CONCERN ABOUT SOME SOVEREIGN RISKS, AND SPECULATIVE ACTIVITIES, SIR JOHN NOTED.

BUT HE ADDED, +WHILE HONG KONG ACCEPTS THE REALITY OF MARKET FORCES, THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR OVER THE PAST YEAR DOES SEEM EXCESSIVE IN TERMS OF THE UNDERLYING ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS, WHICH INDICATE AN EXPORT-LED ECONOMIC RECOVERY.♦

THE ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE AND OUTLOOK OF A NUMBER OF HONG KONG’S MAJOR EXPORT MARKETS HAD IMPROVED, WITH THE RESULT THAT THE TERRITORY’S DOMESTIC EXPORT GROWTH HAD GATHERED MOMENTUM SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, SIR JOHN SAID.

IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF GOODS INCREASED BY 14 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS, OR NINE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF LAST YEAR.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. GREW BY 16 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS AND TO CHINA BY 28 PER CENT.

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OVER THE SAME PERIOD, RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 12 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS OR SIX PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, WHILE IMPORTS EXPANDED BY 11 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS, OR FOUR PER CENT IN REAL TERMS.

♦THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP THUS NARROWED FROM 14 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1982 TO 12 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR __ AN IMPROVEMENT, LET IT BE NOTED, OF 14 PER CENT,+ SIR JOHN SAID.

♦THERE HAVE BEEN SUGGESTIONS THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD ABOLISH THE 10 PER CENT INTEREST WITHHOLDING TAX ON HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THE EXCHANGE RATE,* SIR JOHN NOTED.

BUT HE SAID THAT HE DID NOT BELIEVE THAT THE ♦SMALL TAX DIFFERENT!AL♦ HAD BEEN A +SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORY FACTOR TO THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, THOUGH IT MUST BE UNHELPFUL, PARTICULARLY PSYCHOLOGICALLY.+

♦I MUST ALSO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF GOVERNMENT REVENUE. THE ESTIMATED REVENUE FROM INTEREST TAX IN 1983-84 IS 1620 MILLION AND, ALTHOUGH, INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE ACTUAL YIELD WILL BE LESS, IT WILL STILL REPRESENT A LARGE SUM - SAY, FOR EXAMPLE ONLY, ABOUT THE COST OF THE NEW POLYTECHNIC,♦ SIR JOHN POINTED OUT.

OF EQUAL IMPORTANCE, HE ADDED, WAS THE POSSIBLE EFFECT WHICH THE ABOLITION OF THE TAX MIGHT HAVE ON REVENUE FROM PROFIT TAX, WHICH COULD HAVE FURTHER SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR GOVERNMENT REVENUE.

♦WERE I TO COME TO THE VIEW THAT INTEREST TAX SHOULD BE ABOLISHED, I SHOULD HAVE TO INTRODUCE MEASURES TO PROTECT THE PROFITS TAX YIELD — AND THESE MEASURES MIGHT BE DRACONIAN AND THUS UNPALATABLE.

♦ONE POSSIBILITY THAT HAS BEEN SUGGESTED IS THE IMPOSITION OF A STATUTORY MINIMUM RATIO OF EQUITY TO DEBT FINANCING FOR ALL BUSINESSES, WITH THE CONSEQUENTIAL DISALLOWANCE FOR PROFITS TAX CALCULATION PURPOSES OF INTEREST PAYMENTS RELATED TO DEBT FINANCING NOT SECURED ON THE ASSETS OF THE BUSINESS AND FALLING BELOW THE PRESCRIBED RATIO.

♦SUCH A SCHEME MIGHT BE BROADLY FEASIBLE, BUT A GREAT DEAL OF FURTHER THOUGHT IS REQUIRED. MY MIND REMAINS OPEN AND I INTEND TO RE-ADDRESS THE ISSUE IN THE CONTEXT OF NEXT YEAR’S BUDGET,♦ SIR JOHN STATED.

IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS, MAINLY IN U.S. DOLLARS, WITH BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 25 PER CENT, WHILE HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS FELL BY THREE PER CENT.

♦JULY PRESENTED A CHANGED PICTURE, BUT IT IS TOO EARLY TO RELY ON ONE MONTH’S FIGURES SHOWING RENEWED GROWTH IN HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS,* SIR JOHN SAID.

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HE MENTIONED THREE FACTORS FOR THE CONTINUED GROWTH OF FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS THIS YEARi

M THE INTEREST RATE DIFFERENTIAL HAS GENERALLY BEEN IN FAVOUR OF U.S. DOLLAR DEPOSITS.

* A LARGE PART OF THE INCREASE IN FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS APPEARS TO HAVE REPRESENTED SWAP DEPOSITS, WHICH HAVE NO EFFECT ON THE EXCHANGE RATE AND SHOULD FOR ANALYTICAL PURPOSES BE REGARDED AS HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS.

* AS FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS ARE REPORTED IN THEIR HONG KONG DOLLAR EQUIVALENTS, PART OF THE INCREASES IN FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS REFLECTS THE VALUATION EFFECT OF A WEAKER HONG KONG DOLLAR.

SIR JOHN REPORTED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS CONTINUING TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE NEW MEASURES TO IMPROVE ITS CONTROL OF MONEY SUPPLY.

+THE DIFFICULTIES REMAIN CONSIDERABLE, AND DISCUSSION CANNOT YET BE TAKEN TO MEAN THAT A QUICK CONCLUSION IS IN HAND,+ HE ADDED.

ON THE MONETARY SECTOR, SIR JOHN SAID THAT THE PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED IN THE REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES SEGMENT AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR. LEADING TO THE REVOCATION OF SEVERAL REGISTRATIONS, APPEARED TO HAVE SUBSIDED.

+1 BELIEVE THAT THE THREE-TIER STRUCTURE GIVES BETTER PROTECTION FOR DEPOSITORS AND A SOUNDER MONETARY SYSTEM.

♦THE MAINTENANCE OF A STABLE AND CREDIBLE FRAMEWORK WITH PROPER LEGISLATIVE DISCIPLINE IS IMPORTANT TO THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG AS A MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE,* HE STRESSED.

TO FURTHER THIS OBJECTIVE, THE BANKING AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES AMENDMENT BILLS WERE INTRODUCED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL LAST MONTH, WITH SOME OF THE AMENDMENTS FLOWING FROM RECENT EXPERIENCE.

♦THEIR OVERALL THRUST,♦ HE SAID, +IS TO PRODUCE AN IMPROVED AND SOMEWHAT TOUGHER REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT FOR REGISTERED DTC’S, WITH SOME ASSOCIATED CHANGES FOR LICENSED DTC’S AND, TO A LESSER EXTENT, BANKS.

♦IF NECESSARY, FURTHER MEASURES WILL BE INTRODUCED. HAVE NO DOUBT OF MY DETERM I NAT I ON,+ SIR JOHN SAID.

ON THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR, HE NOTED THAT IN GENERAL TERMS, THERE IS AN OVER-SUPPLY OF FINISHED PROPERTY, REFLECTING +WITH THE WISDOM OF HINISIGHT A DEGREE OF BAD PLANNING AND MARKETING IN THE PAST BY SOME SPECULATIVE DEVELOPERS AIDED OF COURSE BY THOSE WHO FINANCED THEM.+

/DEMAND HkJ........ .

raiDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 19C3 '

DEMAND HAD ALSO BEEN CONSTRAINED BY THE SLOWER GROWTH IN INCOMES AND WEALTH LAST YEAR BECAUSE OF THE RECESSION AND BY THE PREVAILING ANXIETY ABOUT THE POLITICAL FUTURE OF HONG KONG, HE ADDED.

♦CONSEQUENTLY, PRICES AND RENTALS FOR COMMERCIAL AND, PARTICULARLY, INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY HAVE HOW FALLEN TO A LEVEL WHICH PLACES HONG KONG IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE POSITION IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER BIG CITIES - PARTICULARLY IN TERMS OF FOREIGN CURRENCY, WHICH SHOULD BE ATTRACTIVE TO FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC INVESTORS,* HE SAID.

ON THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION, SIR JOHN SAID THAT DURING THE PERIOD FROM MAY TO JULY, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 3.9 PER CENT AND THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE 1.7 PER CENT, BOTH WELL BELOW THEIR PEAKS RECORDED EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

♦THIS IS SIGNIFICANT. MOREOVER IN HONG KONG AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF ABOUT THREE PER CENT PROBABLY INDICATES EFFECTIVE FULL EMPLOYMENT.

♦AS A RESULT, I EXPECT THAT OUR LABOUR FORCE WILL SHORTLY START SHARING THE BENEFITS OF THE EXPORT-LED ECONOMIC RECOVERY IN THE FORM OF HIGHER REAL WAGES AND EARNINGS,+ HE SAID.

IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS, THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) ROSE BY 9.3 PER CENT OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF LAST YEAR, SLIGHTLY EXCEEDING HIS FORECAST NINE PER CENT IN HIS BUDGET SPEECH, SIR JOHN SAID.

♦BEARING IN MIND THAT, THROUGH ITS EFFECT ON IMPORT PRICES, DEPRECIATION PUSHES UP THE RATE OF INFLATION, THE FALL OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR HAS HAD AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE RATE OF INFLATION AND WILL HAVE A FURTHER ADVERSE EFFECT DURING THE REST OF THE YEAR.

♦IF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR HAD NOT DEPRECIATED IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS — PARTLY DUE TO CONFIDENCE FACTORS — THE RATE OF INFLATION WOULD HAVE BEEN WELL BELOW THE 11 PER CENT RECORED IN 1982,+ HE SAID.

BUT HE ADDED, +LET ME ASSURE MY CRITICS THAT I AM ACUTELY AWARE OF THE BANE OF INFLATION AND RISING COSTS, AND THAT I WILL DO ALL THAT I CAN TO CONTAIN THEM. BUT GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES ARE NO ANSWER. NOR ARE MEASURES ANTIPATHETIC TO ESSENTIAL NEW INVESTMENT.+

ON GOVERNMENT REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, SIR JOHN SAID THAT CURRENT INDICATIONS WERE THAT BOTH WOULD BE SOMEWHAT LOWER THAN THE BUDGET FORECASTS, RESULTING IN A DEFICIT BROADLY OF THE ORDER PROVIDED FOR.

IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES, HE STATED, THERE WAS NO NEED TO CONSIDER BORROWING, THOUGH THE GOVERNMENT HAD RECEIVED MANY LOAN OFFERS.

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♦I SHALL NOT, HOWEVER, HESITATE TO BORROW IF EVER THE UNDERTAKING OF A CAPITAL PROJECT, WHICH WILL IN ITSELF BE PROFITABLE TO THE COMMUNITY, SO INDICATES.

♦IN TODAY’S WORLD, IT IS REFRESHING TO BE LARGELY DEBT FREE WITH CONSIDERABLE FISCAL RESERVES,+ HE SAID.

ON THE BASIS OF THE PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS, SIR JOHN ESTIMATED THAT EXPENDITURE ON THE CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT WOULD BE *41.2 BILLION, A DECREASE OF *1.3 BILLION OVER THE BUDGET ESTIMATE.

STRESSING THAT THERE HAD BEEN NO CUTBACK IN PUBLIC SPENDING, SIR JOHN SAID, +AT PRESENT THERE IS AN OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT, I REPEAT COMMITMENT, OF ABOUT *24.5 BILLION IN RESPECT OF PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS IN HAND.

♦THIS REPRESENTS A HUGE FORTHCOMING INVESTMENT IN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE AND ILLUSTRATES THE GOVERNMENT’S FIRM INTENTION OF INVESTING VIGOROUSLY FOR THE FUTURE.♦

ON THE BASIS OF THE ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR AND THE GENERALLY IMPROVING ECONOMIC PROSPECTS OF HONG KONG’S MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS, SIR JOHN REVISED THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF THE GDP FOR 1983 FROM FOUR PER CENT TO BETWEEN 5.5 PER CENT AND SIX PER CENT.

♦THIS REPRESENTS MY BEST ESTIMATE FOR OUR ECONOMY ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE. IN OTHER CURCUMSTANCES IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIGHER,+ HE SAID.

♦WITH A FORECAST INCREASE IN THE GDP DEFLATOR OF EIGHT PER CENT, THE REVISED FORECAST OF EXPENDITURE ON THE GDP AT CURRENT PRICES IS ABOUT *180 BILLION. 1983 GDP AT CURRENT PRICES IS NOW FORECAST TO BE ABOUT *34 000 A HEAD, REPRESENTING AN ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF 12 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS OR FOUR PER CENT IN REAL TERMS,+ SIR JOHN SAID.

GROWTH RATES OF THIS NATURE, HE ADDED, WOULD +CLEARLY REESTABLISH HONG KONG’S ENVIABLE RECORD.♦

GROWTH WOULD BE EXPORT-LED, WITH DOMESTIC EXPORTS NOW BEING FORECAST TO GROW BY 11 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS THIS YEAR, AS COMPARED WITH HIS BUDGET FORECAST OF FIVE PER CENT, SIR JOHN SAID.

AS THE GROWTH RATE OF RE-EXPORTS RECOVERED LESS RAPIDLY THAN EXPECTED IN THE FIRST HALF, HE ADJUSTED THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN THIS SECTOR FROM 12 PER CENT TO NINE PER CENT.

THUS TOTAL EXPORTS ARE FORECAST TO GROW BY 10 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, AGAINST THE BUDGET FORECAST OF SEVEN PER CENT.

HE REVISED THE GROWTH RATE OF IMPORTS IN REAL TERMS FROM SEVEN PER CENT TO EIGHT PER CENT.

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FOR 1983 AS A WHOLE, HE REVISED THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE IN REAL TERMS FROM THREE PER CENT TO FOUR PER CENT.

LARGELY DUE TO THE CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME, THE HOUSING PROGRAMME AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ISLAND LINE OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY, PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO INCREASE, HE SAID.

BUT ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE, PRIVATE-SECTOR EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION IS NOW EXPECTED TO DECLINE BY 15 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN 1983, HE NOTED.

♦GIVEN THE DECLINE IN RETAINED IMPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR AND GENERALLY WEAK PRIVATE-SECTOR INVESTMENT INTENTIONS, THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF OVERALL EXPENDITURE ON PLANT, MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT IN ADDITION MUST BE REVISED DOWNWARDS FROM FOUR PER CENT IN REAL TERMS TO ZERO.

♦TAKING GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION AS A WHOLE, I MUST THEREFORE MAKE A SUBSTANTIAL DOWNWARD ADJUSTMENT TO THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS FROM THE BUDGET FORECAST OF SIX PER CENT TO MINUS ONE PER CENT. THE MAIN REASONS ARE TOO OBVIOUS TO MERIT COMMENT,* SIR JOHN SAID.

SIR JOHN SAID THAT AS DOMESTIC DEMAND REMAINS RELATIVELY WEAK, AGGREGATE DEMAND IN THE ECONOMY IS NOT IMPOSING MUCH PRESSURE ON AGGREGATE SUPPLY OF RESOURCES AND HENCE ON THE GENERAL PRICE LEVEL.

♦AS A RESULT OF THE LIKELY DOWNWARD REVISION TO THE EXPENDITURE ON CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT AND THE UPWARD REVISION TO THE GDP FORECAST FOR 1983, THE RELATIVE SIZE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR SHOULD REDUCE (FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR YEARS) TO ABOUT 23 PER CENT, AS COMPARED WITH MY BUDGET ESTIMATE OF 24.1 PER CENT.

♦BUT THE PUBLIC SECTOR’S SHARE OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT WILL INCREASE FROM 50 PER CENT IN 1982 TO 56 PER CENT IN 1983, LARGELY AS A RESULT OF THE SHARP REDUCTION IN PRIVATE-SECTOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY,♦ SIR JOHN SAID.

AS THE GROWTH RATE OF TOTAL EXPORTS WILL EXCEED THAT OF IMPORTS IN VALUE TERMS, THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP WILL NARROW FROM 10.9 PER CENT IN 1982 TO 10.1 PER CENT IN 1983.

AND THERE WILL ALSO BE A NARROWING OF THE COMBINED GAP ON THE VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE TRADE ACCOUNT, HE SAID.

LOOKING INTO 1984, SIR JOHN EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT THE MAINTENANCE OF +STEADY AND CONSISTENT GOVERNMENT POLICIES* WOULD ENSURE THAT HONG KONG WOULD BENEFIT FROM FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IN THE ECONOMIES OF ITS EXPORT MARKETS.

BUT HE ADDED, +IF THEY CEASE TO IMPROVE, SO WILL OUR ECONOMY WHICH IS ALMOST ENTIRELY EXPORT BASED.*

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GOVERNOR PRAISES 'MEN OF VISION’ ft * ft

MEN LIKE THE FOUNDERS OF THE BANK OF EAST ASIA MUST BE GIVEN CREDIT FOR A BREADTH OF VISION WHICH FORESAW THE POTENTIAL OF THIS TERRITORY, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE HEAD OFFICE OF THE BANK AT DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL TODAY, SIR EDWARD SAIDi

♦THE BANK OF EAST ASIA IS 65 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR. THE BANK’S FOUNDERS WOULD SCARCELY RECOGNISE HONG KONG AS IT IS TODAY. BUT TO THEM AND TO MEN LIKE THEM MUST BE GIVEN THE CREDIT FOR A BREADTH OF VISION WHICH FORESAW THE POTENTIAL OF THIS TERRITORY i AND THROUGH A READINESS TO MOVE WITH THE TIMES, THE BANK HAS, OVER THE YEARS, SUCCESSFULLY CONTRIBUTED TO AND SHARED IN THE GROWING PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG.

♦THEY HAVE PLAYED THEIR FULL PART IN THE GROWTH OF THE FINANCIAL SECTOR WHICH NOW OCCUPIES SO IMPORTANT A POSITION IN OUR ECONOMY.

♦TODAY WE LOOK NOT ONLY TO THE PAST BUT ALSO TO THE FUTURE. THE COMPLETION OF THIS BUILDING BEARS TESTIMONY TO THE BANK’S CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO HONG KONG AND ITS CONFIDENCE IN THAT FUTURE.

♦I CONGRATULATE THE BANK AND ITS BOARD, AND ALL WHO HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH IT, ON THE OPENING OF THESE FINE PREMISES AND WISH THE BANK CONTINUING SUCCESS IN THE YEARS AHEAD.+

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A BILL, WHICH AIMS TO ENABLE THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TO DEAL WITH DANGEROUS BUILDING WORKS, IS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE EXISTING LEGISLATION PROVIDES POWERS UNDER WHICH THE BUILDING AUTHORITY MAY DEAL WITH DANGEROUS BUILDINGS BUT MAKES NO REFERENCE TO BUILDING WORKS, SUCH AS SHORING AND SCAFFOLDING.

THEREFORE, HE SAID, THERE ARE NO ADEQUATE POWERS OF CONTROL SHOULD THEY BECOME DANGEROUS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE BILL, KNOWN AS BUILDINGS (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1983, ALSO ENABLES A CLOSURE ORDER TO BE MADE TO ENABLE THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TO CARRY OUT WORKS IN PURSUANCE OF HIS STATUTORY POWERS WITHOUT ENDANGERING THOSE PRESENT.

/THE eusting

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THE EXISTING LEGISLATION ENABLES AN OWNER TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER IN RESPECT OF HIS BUILDING FOR THE PURPOSE OF CARRYING OUT BUILDING WORKS THEREIN, WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE OCCUPIERS OR THE PUBLIC, IN CASES WHERE THE BUILDING AUTHORITY HAS SERVED A NOTICE REQUIRING CERTAIN BUILDING WORKS TO BE. CARRIED OUT.

HOWEVER, SIMILAR POWER IS AVAILABLE TO THE BUILDING AUTHORITY ONLY IN CASES INVOLVING AN ELEMENT OF DANGER, AND THIS POWER IS REQUIRED TO BE EXTENDED TO ALL OTHER SITUATIONS.

THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH.

IF APPROVED, IT WILL COME INTO EFFECT IN THE SECOND HALF OF NOVEMBER.

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BOARDS HELP MONITOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS X X X X

BETTER CO-ORDINATION BETWEEN PRIVATE AND GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENTS CAN HELP REDUCE THE EXTENT OF INCONVENIENCE OR AVOID PROBLEMS IN A NEWLY DEVELOPED AREA, THE YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILFRED WONG, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

WITH THE ADVENT OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUCH ORGANISATIONS AS DISTRICT BOARD AND URBAN AREA DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, HE SAID, THE PROGRESS OF GOVERNMENT PROJECTS WOULD BE MORE CLOSELY MONITORED TO ENSURE THEIR TIMELY COMPLETION.

♦FURTHERMORE, THE NEEDS FOR PUBLIC SERVICES WILL BE REFLECTED AND REMEDIAL ACTION TAKEN MORE READILY.*

MR WONG WAS SPEAKING ON THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AND REMEDIAL MEASURES BEING TAKEN WITH REGARD TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF EAST TSIM SHA TSUI AT THE ROTARY CLUB OF KWUN TONG DINNER MEETING.

HE SAID PLANS TO DEVELOP EAST TSIM SHA TSUI, A 25-HECTARE SITE FROM THE FORMER KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY SIDINGS SOUTH OF CHATHAM ROAD, INTO A HIGH CLASS RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AREA HAD MET WITH SOME PROBLEMS WHEN DEVELOPMENT TOOK SHAPE IN I960.

THESE INCLUDED!

X SHORTAGE OF PARKING SPACES WHICH LED TO INDISCRIMINATE ON-STREET PARKING;

X TRAFFIC CONGESTION ALONG MODY ROAD;

X INADEQUATE PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES TO SERVE THE AREA; AND

X SLOW PROGRESS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GOVERNMENT SITES WHICH RESULTED IN THE BARREN AND OFTEN UNSIGHTLY APPEARANCE AROUND THE COMPLETED PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

/BUT KH .OG.........

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BUT MR WONG STRESSED THAT UPON IDENTIFICATION OF THESE PROBLEMS RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, TOGETHER WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, REACTED IMMEDIATELY BY TAKING REMEDIAL MEASURES.

FOR EXAMPLE. HE SAID A PUBLIC MULTI-STOREY CARPARK WOULD BE PARTIALLY OPENED LATER THIS MONTH TO HELP EASE THE PARKING PROBLEM.

IN ADDITION, TENDERS HAD BEEN INVITED FOR AN OPEN-AIR COACH PARK AT THE JUNCTION OF MODY ROAD AND SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, AND ONE OF THE THREE UNDEVELOPED SITES IN THE AREA MIGHT BE USED FOR A PUBLIC CARPARK.

ON TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT, HE SAID TWO OFF-STREET LOADING AND UNLOADING AREAS, CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING UP TO 40 VEHICLES AT ANY O'c TIME WOULD BE PROVIDED AT THE EASTERN SIDE OF MODY ROAD WHICH ILL BE DESIGNATED AN URBAN CLEARWAY.

AT THE SAME TIME, WORK ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSING FACILITIES AT ALL MAJOR ROAD JUNCTIONS WOULD BE COMPLETED BY APRIL NEXT YEAR.

FOUR NEW MAX I-CAB AND ONE BUS ROUTES WERE BEING INTRODUCED, AND. TOGETHER WITH THE PRESENT 11 BUS ROUTES RUNNING PASS THE AREA, THE TOTAL CAPACITY WILL BE ABOUT 150 000 PASSENGERS PER DAY.

ON DEVELOPMENT OF AMENITY AREAS, HE SAID WORK ON NINE OF THE 10 SITES ALLOCATED TO THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR RECREATIONAL USE HAD ALREADY BEGUN AND MOST OF THE DEVELOPMENTS WOULD BE COMPLETED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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BRIDGE TO BE BUILT AT BORDER * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO BUILD A NEW BRIDGE ACROSS THE SHEN ZHEN RIVER AND TO WIDEN AND IMPROVE A SECTION OF THE EXISTING MAN KAM TO ROAD FROM LIN MA HANG ROAD TO THE PROPOSED NEW BRIDGE.

THE PLAN ALSO COVERS THE EXPANSION OF THE EXISTING CROSS BORDER CONTROL FACILITIES AT MAN KAM TO ROAD.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE SHEN ZHEN RIVER AT MAN KAM TO IS AT PRESENT THE ONLY VEHICULAR LINK WITH CHINA.

♦TO COPE WITH THE ANTICIPATED INCREASE IN CROSS BORDER TRAFFIC, IT IS NECESSARY TO CONSTRUCT A SECOND BRIDGE,* HE SAID.

THE PROPOSED BR.IDGE IS 52 METRES LONG, WITH A 7.5-METREWIDE CARRIAGEWAY AND TWO-METRE WIDE FOOTPATHS ON BOTH SIDES. IT HAS FOUR SPANS.

THE TWO SPANS ON THE HONG KONG SIDE OF THE BORDER WILL BE BUILT BY THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, WHILE THE OTHER TWO ON THE NORTHERN SIDE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED BY THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES.

/the proposed.......

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THE PROPOSED NEW ROAD FROM THE SECOND BRIDGE TO LIN MA HANG ROAD IS ABOUT 900 METRES LONG, HAVING A CARRIAGEWAY WIDTH OF 7.3 METRES, WITH LOCAL WIDENING TO ABOUT 40 METRES AT THE CROSS BORDER CONTROL FACILITIES. TWO-METRE-WIDE FOOTPATHS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAIDi +THE PROPOSED PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO VEHICLE HOLDING AREAS AND A VEHICLE LAYBY TO SERVE A NEW ANIMAL INSPECTION STATION OFF THE WIDENED MAN KAM TO ROAD.

•►TOGETHER WITH THE ROADWORKS, ADDITIONAL CROSS BORDER CONTROL FACILITIES, INCLUDING A TWO-STOREY TERMINAL BUILDING AND TWO CARGO EXAMINATION BLOCKS WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.+

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORKS IS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

PLANS SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY- THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, NORTH, AND THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, OLD DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, TAI PO MARKET, AND THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, FANLING SUB-OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING, NEW TERRITORIES.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSAL MUST SEND HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS NOT LATER THAN 15TH NOVEMBER 1983.

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NEW AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LAW STARTS OCTOBER I * * X

THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE, TOGETHER WITH ITS FOUR SETS OF SUBSIDIARY REGULATIONS, WILL COME INTO FORCE ON OCTOBER 1, ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT TODAY THAT THE NEW ORDINANCE REPLACES THE EXISTING CLEAN AIR ORDINANCE, IN OPERATION SINCE 1959.

THE FOUR SETS OF SUBSIDIARY REGULATIONS ARE THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (FURNACES, OVENS AND CHIMNEYS) (INSTALLATION AND ALTERATION) REGULATIONS, THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (RESTRICTION AND MEASUREMENT OF SM3KE EMISSION) REGULATIONS, THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (SMOKE) REGULATIONS AND THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (APPEAL BOARD) REGULATIONS.

/', UNDER THE NEW LEGISLATION, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED, IT WILL BE AN /OFFENCE FOR ANY PERSON TO ALLOW HIS FURNACES, OVENS, CHIMNEYS, STATIONARY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES, OR INDUSTRIAL PLANTS TO DISCHARGE AIR POLLUTANTS WHICH CAUSE A NUISANCE TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OR ARE PREJUDICIAL TO HEALTH OR ARE LIKELY TO ENDANGER THE NORMAL OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT IN HONG KONG.

UPON DISCOVERY OF SUCH AN AIR POLLUTANT NUISANCE, OFFICERS OF THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT WILL NORMALLY ADVISE THE OFFENDER ON HOW TO ABATE THE NUISANCE. SHOULD THE ADVICE BE IGNORED, AN ABATEMENT NOTICE WILL BE ISSUED.

/THE court .......

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THE COURT PENALTY FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NOTICE COULD BE UP TO $50 000 IF THE SAFETY OF AIRCRAFT OR HUMAN HEALTH IS AFFECTED.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO SAID THE NEW ORDINANCE EMPOWERS THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR TO DECLARE AIR CONTROL ZONES AND TO REGISTER AND LICENSE SPECIFIED PROCESSES RESPECTIVELY.

IN RESPECT OF ANY PARTICULAR SPECIFIED PROCESS, NO REGISTRATION OR LICENSING IS REQUIRED UNTIL THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, BY NOTICE IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, CALLS FOR REGISTRATION OF SUCH PROCESS.

DARK SMOKE EMISSION FROM FURNACES, OVENS, CHIMNEYS AND INDUSTRIAL PLANTS ARE CONTROLLED BY THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (SMOKE) REGULATIONS. UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES, EMISSION OF DARK SMOKE FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE MINUTES OR FOR MORE THAN SIX MINUTES IN ANY PERIOD OF FOUR HOURS IS AN OFFENCE UNDER THE REGULATIONS.

THE COURT PENALTY FOR THE OFFENCE COULD BE UP TO $5 000 PLUS AN ADDITIONAL FINE OF $100 FOR EVERY 15 MINUTES OF CONTINUING EMISSION.

THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (FURNACES, OVENS AND CHIMNEYS) (INSTALLATION AND ALTERATION) REGULATIONS AND THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (RESTRICTION AND MEASUREMENT OF SMOKE EMISSION) REGULATIONS ARE BASICALLY THE SAME AS THE FORMER CLEAN AIR (FURNACES, OVENS AND CHIMNEYS) (INSTALLATION AND ALTERATION) REGULATIONS AND THE CLEAN AIR (RESTRICTION AND MEASUREMENT OF SMOKE EMISSION) REGULATIONS WHICH THEY REPLACE.

THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (FURNACES, OVENS, AND CHIMNEYS) (INSTALLATION AND ALTERATION) REGULATIONS REQUIRE ANY OCCUPIER OF PREMISES IN WHICH ANY ALTERATION TO OR INSTALLATION OF ANY FURNACE, CHIMNEY, OR OVEN HAVING A CAPACITY ABOVE A CERTAIN LIMIT IS TO BE CARRIED OUT, TO OBTAIN APPROVAL FROM THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR AT LEAST 28 DAYS BEFORE STARTING ANY WORK.

THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (RESTRICTION AND MEASUREMENT OF SMOKE EMISSION) REGULATIONS SET LIMITS ON THE EMISSION OF GRIT AND DUST FROM SOLID AND LIQUID FUEL-FIRED PLANTS AND STIPULATE PROCEDURES FOR COLLECTING FUEL SAMPLES, DETERMINATION OF FUEL OIL VISCOSITY AND THE MEASUREMENT OF GRIT AND DUST CONTENT OF FLUE GASES.

THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL (APPEAL BOARD) REGULATIONS STIPULATE PROCEDURES FOR MAKING AN APPEAL AGAINST ANY ACTION TAKEN OR DECISION MADE BY THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE OR THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR UNDER THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE AND SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE ORD I NANCE AND ITS REGULATIONS OR COMPLAINTS ABOUT AIR POLLUTION NUISANCE MAY BE MADE TO THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION AT 393 CANTON ROAD, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 9TH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI (TEL. NO. 3-688111, EXT. 445 AND 446), OR 21 PUI CHING ROAD, 1ST FLOOR, HO MAN TIN (TEL. NO. 3-7117538).

COPIES OF AN EXPLANATORY BOOKLET ON THE AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE ARE AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT THOSE ADDRESSES. • n

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$18—M ROAD PROJECT STARTS

* * * *

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TODAY AWARDED A S18-MILLI0N CONTRACT FOR A ROAD PROJECT IN YUEN LONG NEW TOWN.

THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY MR LEE SHING-SEE, CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT BRANCH OF THE DEPARTMENT AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF MCCONNEL DOWELL CONSTRUCTORS LTD.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT, WHICH FORMS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF YUEN LONG NEW TOWN, WILL TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

IT WILL INCLUDE THE IMPROVEMENT TO THE EXISTING YUEN LONG EASTERN ROUNDABOUT, A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND FUNG CHEUNG STREET, AND A COMBINED PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLE BRIDGE OVER THE YUEN LONG EASTERN NULLAH AND ON LOK ROAD.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE IMPROVED INTERSECTION WILL PROVIDE A DIRECT LINK BETWEEN THE NORTHERN BYPASS AND THE YUEN LONG - AU TAU DUAL CARRIAGEWAY.

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GOVERNOR MEETS UPGC MEMBERS XXX

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (FRIDAY) MET WITH MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

THE MEETING WAS HELD ON THE LAST DAY OF A WEEK-LONG UPGC MEETING WHICH DISCUSSED THE VARIOUS TOPICS RELATED TO THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S MEETING WERE THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, THE DEPUTY FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR SELWYN ALLEYNE,THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR HENRY CHING, THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER, MR KENNETH TOPLEY, THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER (DESIGNATE), MR NEIL HENDERSON, AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG.

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EVENING HOVERFERRY SERVICE FAVOURED X * X X

THERE IS A GREAT DEMAND FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF NIGHT TIME HOVERFERRY SERVICE BETWEEN TUEN MUN AND CENTRAL, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY TABLED AT TODAY’S (FRIDAY) TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING.

PASSENGERS FELT THAT THE HOVERFERRIES SHOULD RUN AT 15-MINUTE INTERVALS UP TO 6.30 PM AND AT REDUCED FREQUENCY THEREAFTER UNTIL 8 PM.

AT PRESENT, THE LAST FERRY LEAVES CENTRAL AT 5.45 PM AND TUEN MUN AT 5.55 PM.

/+THIS HA.S.......

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♦THIS HAS CAUSED MUCH INCONVENIENCE TO RESIDENTS OF TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG WHO WORK ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND DO NOT FINISH WORK UNTIL 5 PM OR LATER,* THE SURVEY SAID.

THE FINDINGS ALSO SHOWED THAT THE PASSENGERS PREFERRED HOVERFERRY TO OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION.

THE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED ON JUNE 22 THIS YEAR BY MEMBERS OF A WORKING GROUP FROM THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TO COLLECT PASSENGERS’ VIEWS ON THE HOVERFERRY SERVICE.

A REPORT OF THE SURVEY WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG AND YAU MA TEI FERRY COMPANY FOR CONSIDERATION.

A TOTAL OF 3 500 QUESTIONNAIRES IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE WERE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PASSENGERS AT BLAKE PIER AND TUEN MUN FERRY PIER ON THAT DAY.

OF THE 834 QUESTIONNAIRES RETURNED, 64 PER CENT CONTAINED ADDITIONAL COMMENTS TO A NUMBER OF OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS — AN INDICATION OF GENUINE PUBLIC CONCERN FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE EXISTING HOVERFERRY SERVICE.

PASSENGERS FEEL THAT THE HOVERFERRIES SHOULD STRICTLY KEEP TO THE SCHEDULE AND THAT COMFORTABLE SOFT-PADDED SEATS SHOULD BE USED AGAIN.

THEY CLAIM THAT THE HEIGHT AND SIZE OF THE EXISTING FIBRE-GLASS SEATS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

SOME RESPONDENTS ALSO PROPOSE THAT THE FARE SHOULD BE REDUCED TO 15 OR $6 IN ORDER TO ATTRACT MORE PASSENGERS.

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PUPILS’ BEHAVIOUR SURVEYED * * * *

AN AVERAGE OF SIX SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS OUT OF EVERY 100 WERE INVOLVED IN INCIDENTS OF UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY CARRIED OUT BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT DURING 1982 COVERING SOME 400 SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THIS FIGURE WAS NOT OVERLY ALARMING AS SCHOOLS WERE ASKED TO REPORT ALL INCIDENTS, LARGE OR SMALL, REFERRED TO THE DISCIPLINE MASTER OR TEACHER RESPONSIBLE FOR DISCIPLINE.

♦THIS COULD RANGE FROM SUCH MINOR OFFENCES AS BEING LATE FOR SCHOOL AND FAILURE TO HAND IN HOMEWORK TO THE MORE SERIOUS OFFENCES AS FIGHTING OR STEALING,+ HE SAID.

/tee survey.........

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THE SURVEY. WHICH RECEIVED NEARLY 100 PER CENT RESPONSE FROM SCHOOLS. RECORDED A TOTAL OF 131 141 INCIDENTS DURING 1982. TAKING INTO ACCOUNT MULTIPLE OFFENDERS, ABOUT 6.2 PER CENT OF AN ESTIMATED 440 000 SECONDARY SCHOOL ENROLMENT WERE INVOLVED. BOYS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF THE INCIDENTS.

RESULTS ALSO SHOWED THAT THE MOST COMMON CATEGORY OF UNRULY BEHAVIOUR WAS INSOLENT OR REBELLIOUS BEHAVIOUR, ACCOUNTING FOR NEARLY 20 PER CENT OF ALL INCIDENTS REPORTED, WHILE FOR DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR THE MOST COMMON WERE ACTS OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE AND STEALING WHICH REPRESENTED ABOUT FIVE PER CENT OF ALL INCIDENTS REPORTED.

SOME 87-89 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL INCIDENTS REPORTED CAN BE CLASSIFIED AS THE LESS SERIOUS, UNRULY BEHAVIOUR, AND ONLY ABOUT 11-13 PER CENT WERE THE MORE SERIOUS, DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR.

THE MAJORITY (65 PER CENT) OF OFFENDERS WERE AGED 13 TO 15, WITH ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF THEM STUDYING IN FORMS I TO III.

♦ACTS OF DISHONESTY AND HABITUAL TRUANCY WERE HIGHER AMONG GIRLS WHILE OFFENCES SUCH AS INSOLENT OR REBELLIOUS BEHAVIOUR, DISCIPLINARY OFFENCES TO ATTRACT ATTENTION AND REGULAR USE OF FOUL LANGUAGE WERE MORE COMMON AMONG BOYS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

A REPORT OF THE 1982 SURVEY HAS NOW BEEN PUBLISHED AND SENT TO ALL SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

♦TO THE DEPARTMENT, THE SURVEY HAS HELPED IN THE PLANNING OF VARIOUS MEASURES TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN SCHOOLS THROUGH A CONTINUOUS REVIEW OF THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND THE PROVISION OF A WIDER RANGE OF EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

BECAUSE OF THE USEFULNESS OF THE SURVEY, THE DEPARTMENT ON THE ADVICE OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS HAS DECIDED TO CONTINUE WITH THE SURVEY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 1983/84, TO SEEK OUT ANY PATTERN AND TREND OF UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR AS WELL AS PROBLEM AREAS REQUIRING CLOSER EXAMINATION OR IN-DEPTH STUDY.

THE SURVEY WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN THREE ROUNDS, EACH COVERING A FOUR-MONTH PERIOD — FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 1983, FROM JANUARY TO APRIL 1984 AND FROM MAY TO AUGUST 1984.

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NEW EASTERN CORRIDOR ROAD TO BE BUILT

* * * *

THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS TO CONSTRUCT A NEW ROAD IN CHAI WAN TO FORM PART OF STAGE III CF THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR.

TENDERS FOR THE WORK ARE BEING INVITED.

THE PROJECT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN 800-METRE LONG DUAL TWO-LANE ROAD BETWEEN THE WING TAI INTERCHANGE AND CHAI WAN.

/also included........

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ALSO INCLUDED WILL BE THE EXTENSION OF WING TAI ROAD TO THE INTERCHANGE ON THE CORRIDOR, THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ROUNDABOUT AT THE JUNCTION OF CHAI WAN ROAD AND WAN TSUI ROAD, AND THE WIDENING AND IMPROVEMENT OF A 350-METRE LONG SECTION OF CHAI WAN ROAD.

A SYSTEM OF COVERED FOOTBRIDGES OVER THE CHAI WAN ROAD AND WAN TSUI ROAD ROUNDABOUT AND A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED UNDER THIS PROJECT.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START LATER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED IN 1985.

NEW SUB-OFFICE TO SERVE KWUN TONG X * * *

A NEW SUB-OFFICE OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED IN SHUN LEE ESTATE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18).

THE OFFICE, LOCATED AT UNITS F3 AND F4 ON THE PODIUM FLOOR OF LEE FOO HOUSE. WILL PROVIDE SERVICES TO ABOUT 75 OOO RESIDENTS OF SHUN LEE. SHUN ON AND SHUN TIN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, THE SHUN CHI COURT HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND THE SHUN LEE TSUEN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

AT THE SUB-OFFICE, RESIDENTS CAN TAKE STATUTORY DECLARATIONS, FILE COMPLAINTS, MAKE ENQUIRIES, AND OBTAIN GOVERNMENT FORMS AND PAMPHLETS.

THE OFFICE HOURS ARE FROM 9 AM TO 5.30 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO 12 NOON ON SATURDAYS. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 3-430887.

THERE ARE FOUR OTHER SUB-OFFICES IN KWUN TONG SERVING THE RESIDENTS OF NGAU TAU KOK, LAM TIN, SAU MAU PING AND YAU TONG.

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY.

THE GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KEVIN MAKI THE CHIEF HOUSING MANAGER/EAST, MR SO YAT-CHEUNG; THE NGAU TAU KOK DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, MR CHEUNG CHI-KEUNGj DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, NR CHAN WAI} AND CHAIRMAN OF SHUN LEE AREA COMMITTEE, MR KWAN JOR-BONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SHUN LEE SUB-OFFICE AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) AT UNITS F3 AND F4 ON THE PODIUM FLOOR OF LEE FOO HOUSE, SHUN LEE ESTATE.

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METERS TO OPERATE ON SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS * * * *

PARKING METERS WILL BE IN OPERATION ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) IN TSIM SHA TSUI AREA AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONSi-

NO. OF METERS IN

LOCATION OPERATION

1. ASHLEY ROAD 22

2. HANKOW ROAD 38

3. LOCK ROAD 29

4. MIDDLE ROAD 8

5. MODY ROAD SECTION BETWEEN NATHAN 53

ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH

6. BRISTOL AVENUE 4

7. CORNWALL AVENUE 23

8. HANOI ROAD 40

9. CARNARVON ROAD 41

10. HUMPHREYS AVENUE

11. CAMERON ROAD 49

12. KIMBERLEY ROAD SECTION BETWEEN 48

CARNARVON ROAD AND AUSTIN AVENUE

13. GRANVILLE ROAD SECTION BETWEEN 90

NATHAN ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH

14. HILLWOOD ROAD 32

15. MODY ROAD OUTSIDE PENINSULA CENTRE 46

IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST

16. GRANVILLE ROAD OUTSIDE HILTON TOWER 32

IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST

OPERATION HOURS OF THESE METERS WILL 10 PM ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, AND 8 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT.

BE FROM 10 AM TO ON WEEKDAYS, FROM

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QUARTERLY HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT ON SALE K K IK

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY FOR APRIL - JUNE 1983, CONTAINING STATISTICS ON UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT, IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING.

THE REPORT, WHICH IS SOLD AT $7 A COPY, ALSO CONTAINS DETAILED ANALYSES OF THE LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS, INCLUDING THEIR AGE AND SEX STRUCTURE, EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, ACTIVITY STATUS, OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY, HOURS WORKED PER WEEK, EMPLOYMENT EARNINGS AS WELL AS DURATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT OF THE UNEMPLOYED AND MAIN ACTION TAKEN TO LOOK FOR WORK BY JOB-SEEKERS.

♦FINDINGS OF THIS SURVEY ARE COMPARED WITH THOSE OBTAINED FROM THE SURVEYS IN PREVIOUS QUARTERS, WHENEVER POSSIBLE,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

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KOWLOON CHORUS SEEKS NEW RECRUITS

* * * *

THE FIRST AUDITION TO SELECT NEW RECRUITS FOR THE KOWLOON CITY CHILDREN’S CHORUS WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON.

AND ON EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON UNTIL OCTOBER 8, SIMILAR AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 2.30 PM AND 4.30 PM IN THE MUSIC ROOM OF LA SALLE PRIMARY SCHOOL.

ABOUT 11 APPLICANTS WILL ATTEND TOMORROW’S AUDITION AND IT IS HOPED THAT 80 MEMBERS WILL BE RECRUITED.

THE CURRENT RECRUITMENT EXERCISE IS OPEN TO ALL PRIMARY THREE TO FIVE SCHOOL STUDENTS EITHER LIVING OR STUDYING IN THE DISTRICT.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROADj THE HO MAN TIN BRANCH OFFICE AT BLOCK 8 OF HO MAN TIN ESTATE IN SHEUNG SHING STREET; AND THE HUNG HOM ERANCH OFFICE IN 32 WUHU STREET.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO MISS PATRICIA AU AT 3-7110171.

FUNDED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE CHORUS WAS FORMED EARLY LAST YEAR TO PROMOTE STUDENTS’ INTERESTS AND DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIALS IN MUSIC.

THE 50-MEMBER CHORUS, TOGETHER WITH THE RECRUITS, WILL STAGE ITS FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IN FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

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WATER LEAKAGE TESTS

XXX

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN WAN CHAI WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVEN HOURS - FROM 11 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY - TO FACILITATE WATER LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE PREMISES AFFECTED ARE BOUNDED BY TAI WONG STREET WEST, QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, ANTON STREET AND JOHNSTON ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BIG PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS CONTINUE ............................... 1

REPORT ON SHIPPING, PORT AND CARGO PUBLISHED ..................... 2

TRAFFIC PLAN FOR LAW CONFERENCE.................................. '+

CYCLISTS ARE WARNED .............................................. 4

NEED FOR JOINT COMMUNITY EFFORT STRESSED ......................... 5

SPECIAL CLASS FOR ISLANDS DISTRICT STUDENTS ...................... 5

SEMINAR WILL DEAL WITH FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION ..................... 6

DB MEMBERS TO SEE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ........................... 7

BIG CHEUNG CHAU CLEAN UP STARTS .................................. 8

YOUNG TALENT SOUGHT FOR OPERA .................................... 8

NTSD THANKED FOR RIVER CLEAN-UP WORK ............................. 9

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES SWIMMING GALA .............................. 9

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1985

BIG PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS CONTINUE * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT CONTINUES ITS MASSIVE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR WITH STARTS TO BE MADE ON A NUMBER OF NEW MAJOR PROJECTS.

THE LARGEST PROJECT TO BE STARTED IS THE $900-MILLI0N TUEN MUN REGIONAL HOSPITAL. THE 1 6OO-BED HOSPITAL WILL, ON COMPLETION, SERVE THE GROWING POPULATION IN THE NORTH-WESTERN PART OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IT WILL CONSIST OF FOUR 1O-STOREY WARD BLOCKS, ONE 10-STOREY OPERATION THEATRE BLOCK, A PATHOLOGY BUILDING, A NURSE TRAINING SCHOOL AND STAFF QUARTERS PLUS OTHER SUPPORTING FACILITIES.

PILING WORK HAS ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED AND WORK ON THE SUPERSTRUCTURE IS EXPECTED TO START BY THE END OF THIS YEAR AND THE WHOLE PROJECT SHOULD BE READY BY 1987-88.

MEANWHILE, DETAIL DESIGN WORK FOR THE $700-MILLI0N EXPANSION AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME OF THE QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL IS PROGRESSING WELL. SITE FORMATION WORK WILL COMMENCE BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

AMONG THE MAJOR ROAD PROJECTS TO BE STARTED LATER THIS YEAR WILL BE STAGE I I I OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR, ONE OF HONG KONG’S AMBITIOUS ROAD PROJECTS.

WORK ON STAGE I AND II OF THE PROJECT IS PROGRESSING SMOOTHLY. A SECTION OF IT, BETWEEN CAUSEWAY BAY AND TA I KOO SHING, IS EXPECTED TO BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC NEXT YEAR.

THE CORRIDOR, WHICH WILL RUN FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO CHAI WAN, SHOULD CONSIDERABLY IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THIS DENSELY POPULATED STRETCH OF THE TERRITORY.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, IMPROVEMENT WORK WILL START SOON ON A SECTION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD, FROM FAN KAM ROAD TO LOK MA CHAU ON THE BORDER. THIS PROJECT WILL COST ABOUT $170 MILLION.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE S300-MILLI0N TSING Yl NORTH BRIDGE, TOGETHER WITH ITS APPROACHES, IS SCHEDULED TO COMMENCE NEXT YEAR. IT WILL CONSIDERABLY INCREASE THE EXISTING TRAFFIC CAPACITY BETWEEN TSING Yl AND TSUEN WAN, THE FACES OF WHICH ARE RAPIDLY CHANGING UNDER THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME,

IN SHA TIN, WORK WILL START ON A J6O-MILLI0N MAGISTRACY BUILDING, THE FIRST IN THE NEW TOWN.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THESE WERE ONLY SOME OF THE $3.4 BILLION WORTH OF MAJOR NEW PROJECTS TO BE STARTED THIS FINANCIAL YEAR.

MAJOR WORKS, WHICH BEGAN BEFORE THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, INCLUDE THE WAN CHAI GOVERNMENT COMPLEX. COSTING $1.5 BILLION, IT WILL CONSIST OF SIX BUILDINGS - A DISTRICT COURT - MAGISTRACY BUILDING, TWO 47-STOREY OFFICE TOWERS, A SCIENCE BUILDING, A FIRE STATION AND A PUBLIC CARPARK.

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BASEMENT AND FOUNDATION WORKS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENTIRE COMPLEX WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN STAGES.

WORK ON TWO MAJOR ROAD PROJECTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES -THE S290-MILLI0N TSUEN WAN BYPASS STAGE TWO AND THE $608-MILLION SHA TIN-TAI PO COASTAL ROAD - IS PROGRESSING SATISFACTORILY. THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BE READY IN 1985.

FINISHING TOUCHES ARE BEING PUT TO THE $776 MILLION PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL, BUILDING WORKS WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

THE $700-MILLION STAGE I OF A 12-YEAR CONSTRUCTION SCHEME TO HANDLE ADDITIONAL WATER FROM CHINA IS WELL IN ADVANCE AND WILL BE READY IN 1985.

WORK ON STAGE II OF THE SCHEME, COSTING $725 MILLION, BEGAN EARLIER THIS YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT FOUR YEARS TO COMPLETE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE THIS FINANCIAL YEAR ON THE NEW PROJECTS AND ON THOSE ALREADY UNDERWAY WOULD COME TO $7.6 BILLION.

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THE FIRST QUARTERLY REPORT ON +HONG KONG SHIPPING STATISTICS*, COVERING THE PERIOD JANUARY TO MARCH 1983, HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IT CONTAINS AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HONG KONG SHIPPING STATISTICS SYSTEM, TERMS AND CLASSIFICATION, A BRIEF ANALYSIS OF THE PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1983, AND 14 STATISTICAL TABLES ON SHIPPING, PORT AND CARGO STATISTICS.

THE HONG KONG SHIPPING STATISTICS SYSTEM WAS SET UP IN EARL 1983, BASED ON THE +UNIFORM SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING ECONOMIC STATISTICS OF SHIPPING* RECOMMENDED BY THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMISSION FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC.

STATISTICS ARE COMPILED PRIMARILY FROM GENERAL DECLARATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE MARINE DEPARTMENT BY SHIP MASTERS OR SHIPPING AGENTS, AND FROM CARGO MANIFESTS SUPPLIED BY SHIPPING COMPANIES OR AGENTS TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

BECAUSE OF RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS, A 20 PER CENT SAMPLE OF ALL CONSIGNMENTS LISTED IN THE MANIFESTS IS USED FOR COMPILING PORT AND CARGO STATISTICS. HOWEVER, THE SHIPPING STATISTICS COVER ALL OCEAN-GOING VESSELS ENTERING AND LEAVING HONG KONG, EXCLUDING YACHTS AND PLEASURE CRAFT, ON A FULL ENUMERATION BASIS.

THE REPORT CONTAINS SEVEN TABLES ON SHIPPING STATISTICS SUCt AS NUMBER OF SHIPS ENTERING/LEAVING HONG KONG, TONNAGE, CARGO LOADED/DISCHARGED AND NUMBER OF CONTAINERS (MEASURED IN TWENTYFOOT EQUIVALENT UNITS) LOADED/DISCHARGED, ANALYSED BY PORT, BY TYPE OF SHIPPING SERVICE, BY SHIP TYPE, BY FLAG, BY CAPACITY CLASS, AND BY LENGTH OF TIME IN PORT.

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THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS STATISTICAL TABLES ON THE GROSS WEIGHT AND THE GROSS VOLUME OF CARGO LOADED/DISCHARGED BY PORT AND BY PRINCIPAL COMMODITY.

TWO TABLES ON TRANSHIPMENT CARGO STATISTICS, WHICH ARE SEPARATELY COMPILED IN THE SYSTEM, ARE ALSO PRESENTED IN THE REPORT.

IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1983, 2 638 SHIPS WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 16 154 THOUSAND NRT (NET REGISTERED TONNAGE) ARRIVED IN HONG KONG. OF THESE, 20 PER CENT SET OUT FROM JAPAN, 42 PER CENT WAS CONFERENCE LINERS, AND 31 PER CENT WAS OF PANAMANIAN FLAG.

SOME 16 PER CENT OF THE CARGO DISCHARGED IN HONG KONG WAS CARRIED BY SHIPS COMING FROM CHINA, 40 PER CENT WAS CARRIED BY TRAMPS, AND 27 PER CENT BY CONTAINER SHIPS.

IN THE SAME PERIOD, DEPARTING SHIPS NUMBERED 2 650 WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 16 082 THOUSAND NRT. OF THESE, 20 PER CENT LEFT FOR TAIWAN, CARRYING WITH THEM 19 PER CENT OF CARGO LOADED IN HONG KONG.

OVER 94 PER CENT OF CARGO LOADED IN HONG KONG WAS CARRIED BY LINERS, AND 67 PER CENT BY CONTAINERSHIPS.

ABOUT HALF OF THE DEPARTING VESSELS STAYED IN HONG KONG FOR LESS THAN 1-1/2 DAYS.

IN TERMS OF GROSS WEIGHT, 90 PER CENT OF INWARD SEABORNE CARGO WAS SEABORNE IMPORTS, AND 10 PER CENT WAS FOR TRANSHIPMENT. FOR OUTWARD SHIPMENTS, THE PERCENTAGES WERE 59 PER CENT AND 41 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

THE MAJOR COUNTRIES OF LOADING FOR SEABORNE IMPORTS WERE JAPAN (17 PER CENT), CHINA (15 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (14 PER CENT), AND THE MAJOR COUNTRIES OF DISCHARGE FOR SEABORNE EXPORTS WERE U.S.A. (20 PER CENT), TAIWAN (15 PER CENT) AND INDONESIA (10 PER CENT).

TRANSHIPMENT CARGOES WERE MAINLY LOADED FROM CHINA AND U.S.A. FOR TRANSHIPMENT TO U.S.A., PHILIPPINES AND SINGAPORE.

THE PRINCIPAL COMMODITIES IMPORTED INTO HONG KONG BY SEA WERE PETROLEUM AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS (25 PER CENT IN TERMS OF GROSS WEIGHT), MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURES OF METAL AND NON-METALLIC MINERALS (INCLUDING CEMENT AND CEMENT CLINKER) (16 PER CENT), AND COAL, COKE AND BRIQUETTES (15 PER CENT).

SEABORNE EXPORTS OF HONG KONG WERE MORE DIVERSIFIED, SUCH AS METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (5 PER CENT), CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS (5 PER CENT), IRON AND STEEL PRODUCTS (4 PER CENT), VEGETABLE AND FRUIT (4 PER CENT), TOYS (4 PER CENT) AND COTTON GARMENTS (4 PER CENT).

MORE DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE +HONG KONG SHIPPING STATISTICS* QUARTERLY REPORT FOR JANUARY TO MARCH 1983, WHICH ARE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $12 PER COPY.

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TRAFFIC PLAN FOR LAW CONFERENCE * * * *

FROM 8 AM TO 12.30 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19), THE FOLLOWING AREAS WILL BE CLOSED TO MOTOR VEHICLES TO FACILITATE THE OPENING CF THE 7TH COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE:

1) THE COACH PARKING AREA AND

2) THE GENERAL-PURPOSE LOAD ING/UNLOADING AREA SOUTH OF CHEONG WAN ROAD NORTH OF THE HONG KONG COLISEUM.

ONLY VEHICLES CARRYING DELEGATES AND OFFICIALS TO AND FROM THE CONFERENCE WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE AREAS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE METERED COACH PARKING SPACES AT THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HONG KONG COLISEUM WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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WRECKED BICYCLES ARE BEING DISPLAYED ON TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO, TO REMIND CYCLISTS OF THE FRIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE OF ACCIDENTS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ROAD SAFETY.

THE EXHIBITION IS ONE OF A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S ROAD SAFETY DRIVE COMMITTEE.

THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR CHENG CHUN-PING, POINTED OUT THAT ABOUT 90 CYCLISTS WERE INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ALONG TING KOK ROAD LAST YEAR, RESULTING IN FOUR BEING KILLED AND 3A BEING SERIOUSLY INJURED.

♦THIS ROAD IS A POPULAR SPOT FOR CYCLISTS, BUT BECAUSE OF THE BUSY TRAFFIC CYCLISTS SHOULD EXERCISE GREAT CARE AND ABIDE BY THE CYCLING SAFETY REGULATIONS,+ HE SAID.

♦THIS IS WHY WE STAGE THE EXHIBITION OF WRECKED BICYCLES INVOLVED IN PREVIOUS ACCIDENTS ALONG TING KOK ROAD, TOGETHER WITH SOME WARNING SLOGANS.+

OTHER PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES INCLUDE SIGNBOARDS WITH CYCLING SAFETY REGULATIONS TO BE DISPLAYED AT BICYCLE HIRING STALLS, ROAD SAFETY CARTOON BILLBOARDS TO BE INSTALLED AT SHUEN WAN AND TAI MEI TUK, AND A MINI EXHIBITION OF CYCLING SAFETY AT TAI PO RAILWAY STATION.

MEANWHILE, THE POLICE WILL STEP UP PROSECUTIONS ON CYCLISTS WHO DISREGARD REGULATIONS.

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NEED FOR JOINT COMMUNITY EFFORT STRESSED ******

THE JOINT EFFORT OF ALL INDIVIDUALS IS AN ESSENTIAL FACTOR IN THE SUCCESS OF COMMUNITY BUILDING, THE FORMER DISTRICT OFFICER (KWAI CHUNG), MR FRED TING, SAID TONIGHT (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT A DINNER PARTY GIVEN BY THE TSUEN WAN COMMUNITY TO BID HIM FAREWELL, HE SAID THAT THE VIEWPOINTS OF INDIVIDUALS IN ANY ORGANISATION MIGHT DIFFER, BUT LOOKING AT IT FROM A POSITIVE ANGLE, THESE DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS SHOULD HAVE THE EFFECT OF STIMULATING AND COMPLEMENTING EACH OTHER.

♦THE PROGRSS OF THE SOCIETY IS IN FACT BASED ON THESE DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS. BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ALL INDIVIDUALS SHOULD AIM AT THE SAME TARGET AND POOL TOGETHER THEIR EFFORTS TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEIR FELLOW RESIDENTS.+ NR TING SAID.

♦THERE IS ENOUGH ROOM FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY, AND IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE GOVERNMENT POLICY TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT ADM INISTRATION.+

HE POINTED OUT THAT KWAI CHUNG, OR THE TSUEN WAN NEW TOWN AS A WHOLE. WAS A COMPLICATED COMMUNITY WITH PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, BUT THERE WAS NO DIFFERENCE IN THEIR ROLE IN COMMUNITY BUILDING WORK.

♦IN A TOWN WITH 650 000 PEOPLE, THERE IS A WIDE RANGE OF COMMUNITY BUILDING WORK WITH MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE PROSPERITY OF A PLACE DOES NOT REST WITH A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL OR A FAMILY ALONE,+ HE ADDED.

THE DINNER WAS HELD ALSO IN HONOUR OF AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER CF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR CHOW HOW-CHEN, WHO WAS RECENTLY APPOINTED A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE.

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SIXTEEN SPECIAL CLASS STUDENTS IN ISLANDS DISTRICT WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR PRIMARY SIX EDUCATION ARE NOW ABLE TO CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES IN THE DISTRICT.

A SPECIAL FORM ONE CLASS WITH 20 PLACES HAS BEEN INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE HEUNG YEE KUK SOUTHERN DISTRICT SECONDARY SCHOOL IN MUI WO ON LANTAO SINCE THE NEW ACADEMIC TERM BEGAN ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO.

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APART FROM PROVIDING REGULAR EDUCATION TO STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES, IT WILL ALSO MINIMISE THE INCONVENIENCES INVOLVED IN TRAVELLING LONG DISTANCES TO THE URBAN AREAS FOR CLASSES.

COMMENTING ON THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW CLASS, THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM YAP, SAID THIS WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE JOINT EFFORTS OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WHICH FOLLOWED UP A REQUEST MADE TO THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, DURING HIS VISIT TO LANTAO IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR.

STUDENTS IN THE NEW CLASS ARE BEING TAUGHT BASICALLY THE SAME SUBJECTS AS THOSE IN OTHER FORM ONE CLASSES, ALTHOUGH THE CURRICULUM HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY MODIFIED TO ASSIST WITH THEIR PROGRESS.

LESSONS ARE CONDUCTED IN GROUPS BY SPECIALLY TRAINED TEACHERS, WHILE EMPHASIS IS ALSO PLACED ON INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.

♦THE INTRODUCTION OF THIS NEW CLASS IS A GOOD ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CONCERN ABOUT PROVIDING MORE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES FOR THE ISLANDS DISTR ICT,+ MR YAP SAID.

♦IT IS HOPED THAT THE SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO EXPAND,♦ HE ADDED.

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SEMINAR WILL DEAL WITH FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION * * * *

A SEMINAR AND A CARNIVAL TO PUBLICISE THE IMPORTANCE OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION WILL BE HELD IN KWUN TONG NEXT WEEK.

THE +POPULATION AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION WEEK+, TO BE HELD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 19 AND 25, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE, THE FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION (FPA). THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG (CMA), THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION AND THE KWUN TONG COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AT 7.30 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) IN FOOK CHEONG FOOD CATERING CENTRE AT 63 HOI YUEN ROAD.

GUEST SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FPA, MRS PEGGY LAM; THE DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (KWUN TONG), MR K.K. CHENG’ AND THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF CMA, MR J.P. LEE.

THEY WILL TALK ON THE ROLES PLAYED BY EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES IN FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION AND FAMILY PLANNING IN HONG KONG.

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ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25), A CARNIVAL FEATURING AN EXHIBITION ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, 10 GAME STALLS AND A VARIETY SHOW, WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 11 AM AND 5 PM AT THE MAIN SQUARE OF TELFORD GARDENS IN KOWLOON BAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER:

(A) THE +POPULATION AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION WEEK+ SEMINAR AT 7.30 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) AT FOOK CHEONG FOOD CATERING CENTRE, TOP FLOOR, 63 HOI YUEN ROAD, KWUN TONG; AND

(B) THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CARNIVAL AT 1.30 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT THE MAIN SQUARE OF TELFORD GARDENS IN KOWLOON BAY.

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A GROUP OF KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND DISCUSS HOUSING MATTERS (SEPTEMBER 19).

WILL INSPECT LOCAL ON MONDAY

THEY WILL FIRST VISIT THE 3.36-HECTARE SITE OF THE PROPOSED KOWLOON BAY RECREATION GROUND WHICH WILL BE DEVELOPED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL BETWEEN KAI YIP ESTATE AND TELFORD GARDENS.

THE PARTY WILL THEN VISIT THE POUNDING AREA FOR ABANDONED VEHICLES IN KOWLOON BAY, AND TOUR KAI YIP ESTATE TO SEE A ROOF-TOP - ------------------------- PUBLIC FACILITIES.

RECREATION GROUND AND OTHER

THEY WILL LATER ATTEND OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS PUBLIC COMMUNITY HALL.

A SEMINAR WITH HOUSING HOUSING MATTERS AT THE

DEPARTMENT

KAI YIP ESTATE

NOTE TO EDITORS:

VISIT. TRANSPORT

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE CAR COMPOUND OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE ON TUNG YAN STREET AT 11.45 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

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BIG CHEUNG CHAU CLEAN UP STARTS *****

MORE THAN 250 CHEUNG CHAU RESIDENTS MOUNTED A MASSIVE OPERATION ON THE ISLAND TODAY TO REMOVE FALLEN TREES AND DEBRIS LEFT BY TYPHOON ELLEN.

THE CLEAN-UP WILL LAST TWO DAYS AND IS A JOINT EFFORT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THREE LOCAL RESIDENTS AND ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD, MR YIU KAI-HANG, MR FUNG TZE-KAN, AND MR WONG WAI-KWAN, AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS.

THE RESIDENTS, WHO INCLUDE MEMBERS OF BOY SCOUT ASSOCIATIONS AND YOUTH GROUPS ON THE ISLAND COLLECTED SOME 40 TONNES OF FALLEN TREES, BRANCHES, LEAVES AND OTHER GARBAGE AT OPEN SPACES AND STREET CORNERS TODAY.

THE VOLUNTEERS WERE HELPED BY NTSD CLEANSING STAFF.

ALSO TAKING PART IN TODAY’S CLEAN-UP WERE THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF ISLANDS, MR IP KI-TIT, AND THE DEPUTY URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF ISLANDS, MR MA KWONG-CHOI.

THE OPERATION IS EXPECTED TO REMOVE ABOUT 10 TONNES OF DEBRIS.

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YOUNG TALENT SOUGHT FOR OPERA * * * *

THE CHILDREN’S OPERA +CINDERELLA+ BY PETER MAXWELL DAVIES WILL BE JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE, RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE ON JANUARY 3 AND 4, 1984 AS PART OF THE HONG KONG CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL.

SUPPORT WILL BE GIVEN BY A CHILDREN’S ORCHESTRA FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE.

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APPLICATION FORMS MAY NOW BE OBTAINED FROM ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN AUDITION WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE SINGING OF A SELF-CHOSEN MUSICAL PIECE IN ENGLISH AND SIGHT-SINGING. PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT WILL BE PROVIDED.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO ANY OF THE MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 26, 1983.

FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT 3-7226240 OR 0-428127.

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NTSD THANKED FOR RIVER CLEAN-UP WORK * * * *

RESIDENTS OF TWO SAI KUNG VILLAGES TODAY THANKED NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT CLEANSING WORKERS FOR THEIR TIMELY EFFORT IN CLEANING UP A STREAM COURSE BEFORE TYPHOON ELLEN STRUCK.

THE TAI CHUNG HAU TSUEN VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVE, MR YUNG TAK, EXPRESSED THANKS TO THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF SAI KUNG, MR MA IU-KI IN A CALL AT HIS OFFICE THIS MORNING.

THE CLEAN-UP WAS CARRIED OUT EARLY THIS MONTH AND REMOVED A LARGE QUANTITY OF RIVER-BORNE REFUSE AND DISCARDED VEGETABLES THAT BLOCKED THE FLOW OF WATER AT A STREAM COURSE RUNNING THROUGH BOTH TAI CHUNG HAU TSUEN AND FUNG ON TSUEN.

+IF THE CLEARANCE HAD NOT BEEN CARRIED OUT, THE STORM WOULD HAVE CAUSED HAVOC IN BOTH VILLAGES,* MR YUNG SAID AT A BRIEF CEREMONY AT THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICE OF SAI KUNG.

MR YUNG ALSO PRESENTED A BANNER TO MR MA ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGERS.

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MORE THAN 200 STAFF MEMBERS FROM VARIOUS CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT INSTITUTIONS TOOK PART TODAY IN AN ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA HELD AT MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL IN WAN CHAI.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY INCLUDED A 25-METRE FREESTYLE RACE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE, AS WELL AS INTER-INSTITUTIONAL AND INTER-DEPARTMENTAL RELAYS.

MR LI KWOK-WAI AND MR WONG KWOK-KEUNG OF STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE SHARED THE TITLE OF VICTOR LUDORUM WHILE THE VICTRESS LUDORUM WENT TO BOTH MISS KAM CHOW-WAN OF TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND MISS HO SIU-MAN OF STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE- SIX NEW RECORDS WERE SET.

MRS BEVERLEY GARNER, WIFE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, PRESENTED THE PRIZES TO THE WINNERS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1?83

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CUSTOMERS HAPPY WITH GOVERNMENT SERVICES ................... 1

TWO MORE SCANNERS FOR GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS ................. 2

JOB AGENCIES REMINDED ABOUT LICENCE NEED.................... 2

APPLICATION FORMS FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES AVAILABLE ......... 3

4 OOO WORKERS NEEDED TO CLEAR DOWNED NT TREES .............. 5

CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL. FARE FOR STUDENTS .................... 5

FINALISTS VIE FOR SAFETY WORKER TITLES ..................... 6

SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE IN HONG KONG.......................... 7

POSTER CONTEST TO HELP INTEGRATE HANDICAPPED ............... 8

ABERDEEN FORESHORE AND SEABED FOR LEASE..................... 8

MANY WATCH ROWING CONTEST .................................. 9

NEW JORDAN ROAD TRAFFIC PLAN STARTS TUESDAY................. 10

MORE PARKING METERS FOR TIN WAN

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CUSTOMERS HAPPY WITH GOVERNMENT SERVICES *****

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE GENERALLY SATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, ACCORDING TO CUSTOMER OPINION SURVEYS CONDUCTED AT A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

OF THE 112 CUSTOMERS INTERVIEWED AT THE MONG KOK POST OFFICE, 85.7 PER CENT FOUND THE SERVICES SATISFACTORY.

IN THE CASE OF THE OUTPATIENTS DEPARTMENT OF TANG SHIU KIN HOSPITAL, 92.5 PER CENT OF THE 120 INTERVIEWED WERE SATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES PROVIDED.

AND AT THE IMMIGRATION OFFICE IN SHAM SHUI PO, MANAGEMENT AND STAFF AT THE OFFICE WERE HAPPY TO FIND OUT THAT 90 PER CENT OF THE 250 CUSTOMERS INTERVIEWED FOUND THEIR SERVICES SATISFACTORY.

♦ALTHOUGH THE RESULTS ARE MOST ENCOURAGING, THE CIVIL SERVICE HAS AND WILL ALWAYS STRIVE TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY, PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY OF THE SERVICE PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC,* A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦CUSTOMERS AND STAFF WERE ASKED HOW SERVICES COULD BE IMPROVED FURTHER, AND A NUMBER OF CONSTRUCTIVE SUGGESTIONS WERE MADE. THOSE WHICH WERE STRAIGHTFORWARD WERE.INTRODUCED IMMEDIATELY. OTHER IDEAS WHICH WERE FOUND TO BE PRACTICABLE BUT WHICH INVOLVED MORE FUNDAMENTAL CHANGES SUCH AS STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONS TO BUILDING, ARE IN THE PIPELINE,* HE SAID.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE DEPARTMENTS WILL CONDUCT FURTHER SURVEYS PERIODICALLY TO GAUGE PUBLIC REACTION TO THE STANDARD OF SERVICE PROVIDED.

THE DECISION TO CONDUCT THE STUDIES WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN APRIL THIS YEAR BY THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, WHO SAID THE TIME HAD COME FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE TO LAY STRESS ON QUALITY AT THE POINT OF DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC.

BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE DRAWN FROM THE THREE STUDIES, THE CIVIL SERVICE TRAINING CENTRE AND THE STAFF MANAGEMENT AND DISCIPLINE DIVISION OF THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH ORGANISED A WORKSHOP AT WHICH REPRESENTATIVES FROM 18 DEPARTMENTS WERE PRESENT.

+AS A RESULT 22 OTHER STUDIES WERE CARRIED OUT IN THE 18 DEPARTMENTS, EACH HEADED BY A PROJECT LEADER TO CONDUCT A STUDY AT AN OFFICE WHICH HAS A LOT OF DEALINGS WITH A LARGE NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦MEMBERS OF THE TEAMS MET EARLY THIS MONTH IN A PLENARY FORUM TO PRESENT RESULTS OF THE PROJECT AND SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE,♦ HE ADDED.

A FURTHER 17 DEPARTMENTS ARE TAKING PART IN THE EXERCISE THIS MONTH. BY THE END OF THE YEAR ALL DEPARTMENTS WILL HAVE STARTED CUSTOMER OPINION SURVEY EXERCISES.

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TWO MORE SCANNERS FOR GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS * * * * *

ALL THREE REGIONAL HOSPITALS IN HONG KONG WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH SOPHISTICATED WHOLE BODY SCANNERS BY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT-YEAR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE WOULD BE HOSPITAL

MONTHS.

DEPARTMENT SAID IT HAD BOUGHT TWO MORE SCANNERS WHICH INSTALLED IN QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL AND PRINCESS MARGARET AND BECOME OPERATIONAL DURING THE NEXT THREE - FOUR

THE FIRST SCANNER WAS INSTALLED IN QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL 10 MONTHS AGO AND HAS SINCE BEEN USED ON MORE THAN 1 400 OCCASIONS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE BRITISH-MADE COMPUTERISED AXIAL TOMOGRAPHY (CAT) SCANNERS COST ABOUT $15 MILLION. THE ONE ALREADY BEING OPERATED BY THE INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY AT QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL HAS PROVED A SUBSTANTIAL AID IN DIAGNOSING VARIOUS FORMS OF HEAD, BODY

AND BRAIN DISEASES.

BODY SCANNERS WERE NOW REGARDED AS AN ESSENTIAL AND STANDARD PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AT ANY LARGE MODERN ACUT& GENERAL HOSPITAL.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID, COMPARED WITH EXISTING OR CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF RADIODIAGNOSIS, THE USE OF THE CAT SCANNER WAS NON-INVASIVE, MORE EFFICIENT AND ACCURATE AND SUBSTANTIALLY LESS TIME CONSUMING.

+AS A RESULT, THERE ARE VARIOUS ADVANTAGES, SUCH AS REDUCTION IN WAITING TIMES, SHORTER PERIODS IN HOSPITAL AND BETTER USAGE OF BEDSPACE,+ HE SAID.

WORK ON INSTALLING THE SCANNER AT QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL WILL START SHORTLY AND THE MACHINE WILL BE READY FOR USE BY DECEMBER. THE PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL SCANNER WILL BE INSTALLED WITHIN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS AND BECOME OPERATIONAL EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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JOB AGENCIES REMINDED ABOUT LICENCE NEED

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EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ARE CONTROLLED BY LAW AND AN OPERATOR MUST OBTAIN A LICENCE FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED PROSPECTIVE OPERATORS THAT EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES ARE SUBJECT TO CONTROL BY THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY REGULATIONS.

UNDER THE ORDINANCE, HE ADDED, AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY IS DEFINED AS AN ESTABLISHMENT WHICH AIMS AT OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT FOR ANOTHER PERSON OR SUPPLYING PERSONNEL TO AN EMPLOYER BOTH WITHIN OR OUTSIDE HONG KONG. THE LICENCE FEE FOR SUCH AN AGENCY IS $300 A YEAR.

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THE AMOUNTS OF FEE OR COMMISSION THAT CAN BE CHARGED BY AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY ARE PRESCRIBED BY THE REGULATIONS.

THE FEE TO BE PAID BY JOB-SEEKERS FOR FIRST REGISTRATION AND SUBSEQUENT RENEWAL AFTER THREE MONTHS IS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF S3 AND THE COMMISSION FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOB PLACEMENT TO 10 PER CENT OF THE FIRST MONTH’S SALARY.

THE REGULATIONS ALSO LIMIT THE FEE THAT CAN BE CHARGED BY AN AGENCY TO AN EMPLOYER TO A MAXIMUM OF $10 FOR EACH TYPE OF VACANCY REGISTERED ON FIRST REGISTRATION AND $5 FOR RENEWAL OF SUCH REGISTRATION. THE COMMISSION TO BE PAID BY AN EMPLOYER ON SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINING FOR HIM AN EMPLOYEE BY AN AGENCY IS A MATTER OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOTH PARTIES.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT AN OPERATOR MUST DISPLAY THE FEE SCHEDULES AND HIS LICENCE IN HIS PREMISES.

ANYONE WHO HAS ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE OPERATIONS OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES MAY CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT’S OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT SERVICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF SINCERE INSURANCE BUILDING AT 4 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI. THE TELEPHONE FOR ENQUIRIES ARE 5-281035 AND 5-296670.

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APPLICATION FORMS FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES AVAILABLE * * * * #

PARENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR A PRIMARY ONE PLACE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR UNDER THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM CAN OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) UNTIL OCTOBER 1, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION TO PRIMARY ONE IS OPEN TO ALL HONG KONG-BELONGI NG CHILDREN BORN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1978 AND NOT STUDYING IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL.

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

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

WHEN SECURING A FORM FROM THESE OFFICES, PARENTS SHOULD PRODUCE THEIR CHILD’S HONG KONG BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR A STATUTORY DECLARATION STATING THE DATE AND PLACE OF THE CHILD’S BIRTH.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED BETWEEN OCTOBER 3 AND 7 DIRECT TO ONLY ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL IN WHICH THE PARENT WISHES TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE.

THIS SCHOOL MAY BE EITHER WITHIN OR OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE FAMILY LIVES. THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT PARENTS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO SELECT A NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL IN ORDER TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY TRANSPORT PROBLEMS AND TO TAKE THE POINTS SYSTEM INTO CONSIDERATION IN SELECTING THE SCHOOL.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1983

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

’S

AGE.

THE SPOKESMAN EMPHASISED THAT BE SUBMITTED IN RESPECT OF ANY ONE

ONLY ONE APPLICATION FORM CAN CHILD.

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

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REQUESTED PARENTS OF THOSE CHILDREN WHO CANNOT USE CHINESE AS THE LEARNING MEDIUM TO SEEK ADVICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION UNIT AT 269, QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. 5-724383) BEFORE SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM.

IF PARENTS DO NOT WISH TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN ANY PARTICULAR SCHOOL, THEY SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM BETWEEN OCTOBER 3 AND 7 TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION CENTRES FOR CENTRAL ALLOCATION BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN 19841

1. LUI KEE EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRE AT 269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, 2/F., HONG KONG. »

2. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE AT 405 NATHAN ROAD, 6/F., KOWLOON.

3. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT MA TAU KOK SUB-OFFICE AT

1 MA TAU KOK ROAD, 1/F., KOWLOON.

4. SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE AT 2 TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD, SHA TIN.

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

6. TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE AT FOU WAH CENTRE, 2/F., 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

7. TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AT 201 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TUEN MUN.

8. YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE AT 269 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG.

9. NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE FANLING SUB-OFFICE AT JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING.

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

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4 000 WORKERS NEEDED TO CLEAR DOWNED NT TREES * * *

SOME 4 000 NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT WORKERS HAVE BEEN BUSY CLEARING THE 12 000 TREES UPROOTED OR DAMAGED LAST WEEK IN THE NEW TERRITORIES BY TYPHOON ELLEN.

MOST OF THE WORKERS LABOURED OVERTIME AND WITHOUT LEAVE SO AS TO CLEAR THE MESS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD SAID.

AND MORE THAN 150 REFUSE AND JUNK COLLECTION VEHICLES WERE DEPLOYED 16 HOURS A DAY TO REMOVE THE FALLEN TREES AND DEBRIS.

MORE THAN 2 000 OF THE 12 000 TREES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED AND HAVE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE MAIN ROADS AND VILLAGE PATHS, SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

SINCE LAST WEEKEND, 1 000 LORRY LOADS OF FALLEN TREE TRUNKS, BRANCHES AND LEAVES AS WELL AS OTHER DEBRIS AND GARBAGE WERE CLEARED. AND DISPOSED OF AT THE CONTROLLED TIPS AT PILLAR POINT IN TUEN MUN, PLOVER COVE IN TAI PO AND JUNK BAY IN SAI KUNG.

HOWEVER, IT WILL TAKE ANOTHER WEEK OR MORE TO REMOVE THE ESTIMATED REMAINING 1 000 LORRY LOADS OF FALLEN TREES AND DEBRIS STILL LYING AT BOTH SIDES OF ROADS AND VILLAGE PATHS.

THE INCONVENIENCE CAUSED TO THE PUBLIC WAS REGRETTED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID. HOWEVER, HE ADDED THAT NO MOTOR CARRIAGEWAYS WERE BEING OBSTRUCTED BY ANY FALLEN TREES.

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CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL FARE FOR STUDENTS * * * * -

ABOUT 84 PER CENT OF ALL STUDENTS AGED 12 TO 25 IN HONG KONG ARE BEING SUBSIDISED BY GOVERNMENT ON THEIR DAILY TRIPS TO AND FROM SCHOOL, AND ON AVERAGE EACH STUDENT SAVES OVER $400 A YEAR.

SINCE THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S CONCESSIONARY STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN 1981, IT HAS BEEN EXTREMELY WELL RECEIVED. NO FEWER THAN 475 000 STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS WERE ISSUED TO STUDENTS FROM 372 PRIMARY SCHOOLS,- 472 SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND 21 POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS LAST YEAR.

THIS YEAR, OVER 224 000 APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED DURING THE FIRST FORTNIGHT OF THE NEW SEMESTER.

THE AMOUNT OF SUBSIDY FOR THE TWO PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEARS AMOUNTED TO ALMOST $450 MILLION. ANOTHER $227 MILLION HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FOR THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR.

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THE $227 MILLION GRANT THIS YEAR WILL BE SHARED AMONG THE PARTICIPATING TRANSPORT OPERATORS — $132 MILLION WILL GO TO BUS COMPANIES, $7 MILLION TO FERRIES COMPANIES, $84 MILLION IO MTR AND KCR AND $3.9 MILLION TO THE TRAMWAYS COMPANY.

THE ALLOCATION OF GRANTS WAS BASED ON TWO SAMPLE SURVEYS CONDUCTED LAST YEAR WHICH ASSESSED STUDENT PATRONAGE OF THE VARIOUS MODES OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT. THE GRANTS WILL BE REGULARLY REVIEWED.

UNDER THE STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME, CARD HOLDERS COULD TRAVEL ON THE ABOVE-MENTIONED TRANSPORT FACILITIES AT CONCESSIONARY FARES. THE RATES ARE GENERALLY SET AT HALF THE FULL ADULT FARE ROUNDED UP TO THE NEAREST 10 CENTS.

STUDENTS TRAVEL CARDS ARE ISSUED ANNUALLY BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE, AND ARE VALID FOR 13 MONTHS, FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO SEPTEMBER 30 OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THE FEE IS $10 A CARD.

ALL STUDENTS AGED 12 TO 25 WHO ARE IN FULL-TIME EDUCATION ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHEME. APPLICATIONS MAY BE MADE THROUGH THEIR RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS.

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FINALISTS VIE FOR SAFETY WORKER TITLES

* * K *

SIX FINALISTS IN BOTH THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SECTIONS OF A SAFETY WORKER CONTEST WILL VIE FOR THE TWO INDIVIDUAL TITLES AT AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY GALA NIGHT TO BE HELD AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON SEPTEMBER 28 (WEDNESDAY).

THE SAFETY WORKER CONTEST, WHICH IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT. RADIO-TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES ATTRACTED MORE THAN 50 LOCAL WORKERS IN THE PRELIMINARY ROUNDS HELD LAST WEEK. THE CONTEST IS SPONSORED BY MR LAM KIN-MING, A LEADING INDUSTRIALIST IN TSUEN WAN.

THE THREE FINALISTS IN THE MEN’S SECTION ARE: MR TSANG CHI-PUI, A CONSTRUCTION WORKER? MR CHOW TAT-KWONG, A PAINTER AND MR CHUNG HO-SUM OF THE SHIP-REPAIRING INDUSTRY. THE THREE FINALISTS IN THE WOMEN’S SECTION ARE: MISS WONG CHING-YEE AND MISS LAU KWAI-YING, BOTH FROM THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY AND MISS LAU WAI-YEE, A GARMENT FACTORY WORKER.

THE FINALISTS WILL BE JUDGED ON THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ON THE MANNER OF THEIR PRESENTATION.

THE PANEL OF JUDGES WILL INCLUDE MR LAM KIN-MING, MANAGING DIRECTOR, SING FOOK KNITTING FACTORY CO. LTD. (CHAIRMAN); MR CHAN SHIU-LAP, CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT; MR SIMON LUN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING; MR WONG CHI-WAH, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES AND MR TAM WING-PONG, DISTRICT OFFICER (KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl).

/THE WINHEBS........

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1983


BE AWARDED AN 11-DAY ALL-OF THE UNITED STATES WHILE TOURS TO JAPAN AND BANGKOK

TO HIGHLIGHT THE CONTEST, LOCAL MISS TERESA CARPIO HAVE BEEN INVITED SAFETY J3ALA NIGHT.

SINGERS MISS ELISA CHAN AND TO PERFORM AT THE INDUSTRIAL

‘■■FREE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE GALA NIGHT AND GRAND FINAL OF 1HE SAFETY WORKER CONTEST CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL TICKET OFFICE, RTHK AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

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SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE IN HONG * * * *

KONG

A TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM TO PROMOTE THE STUDY LANGUAGE IN HONG KONG WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY AT THE'CHEMISTRY THEATRE OF THE HONG KONG IN POK FU LAM.

AND TEACHING OF

(SEPTEMBER UNIVERSITY

20) OF

THE SYMPOSIUM, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CHINESE AND PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY AND THE CHINESE DIVISION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION (ILE), WILL BE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY IN CHINESE.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG, WILL SPEAK AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WHICH WILL START AT 10.30 AM ON TUESDAY.

IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF TALKS BY STAFF AND LECTURERS OF THE TWO UNIVERSITIES AND THE ILE.

THE TALKS WILL CONTINUE ON WEDNESDAY.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT MORE THAN 300 TEACHERS OF CHINESE LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS, ILE COURSE PARTICIPANTS AND-H<U STUDENTS WILL ATTEND THE SYMPOSIUM.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AND DELIVER A SPEECH AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE IN HONG KONG AT THE CHEMISTRY THEATRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AT POK F’J L.‘“ (SEPTEMBER 20) AT 10.30 AM.

FU LAM ON TUESDAY

KONG AT POK

FOLLOWED BY

A SERIES

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE ---------- Tue BY STAFF AND LECTURERS OF THE TWO UNIVERSITIES AND THE DEPARTMENT’S INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION.

OF TALKS EDUCATION

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY ---------------------------0-------

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POSTER CONTEST TO HELP INTEGRATE HANDICAPPED * * * *

STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS IN KOWLOON CITY ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A POSTER DESIGN CONTEST TO PUBLICISE THE NEEDS AND INTEGRATION OF THE HANDICAPPED INTO THE COMMUNITY.

THE THEME OF THE CONTEST IS +FRIENDSHIP - A WAY TO INTEGRATION*.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED ES WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES

SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, INTO THREE SECTIONS AND WINNING ENTRI AND CASH COUPONS.

FOR THE SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THE ADULT SECTIONS, THE WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE CASH COUPONS WORTH $500, $300 AND $200.

WINNERS IN THE PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS SECTION WILL GET COUPONS WORTH $300, $200 AND $100.

THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES SUBMITTED BY EACH PERSON.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD SEND THE POSTERS, PAINTED IN POSTER COLOUR OR OIL PASTEL, TOGETHER WITH THE APPLICATION FORMS TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE BY OCTOBER 17.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROADj THE HO MAN TIN BRANCH OFFICE AT BLOCK 8, HO MAN TIN ESTATE IN SHEUNG SHING STREET; AND THE HUNG HOM BRANCH OFFICE AT 32 WUHU STREET.

WINNING DESIGNS WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC EDUCATION IN REHABILITATION TO COMPETE ON A TERRITORY-WIDE BASIS WITH OTHER DISTRICTS.

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ABERDEEN FORESHORE AND SEABED FOR LEASE * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO GRANT BY WAY OF PUBLIC TENDER A 15-YEAR LEASE OF AN AREA OF ABOUT 6 500 SQUARE METRES OF THE FORESHORE AND SEABED NEAR TIN WAN PRAYA ROAD, ABERDEEN.

AFTER RECLAMATION, THE GRANTEE WILL BE PERMITTED TO USE THE SITE FOR HANDLING AGGREGATE AND CEMENT, INCLUDING BATCHING OF READY-MIXED CONCRETE. THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF ANCILLARY STORAGE AND OFFICE BUILDINGS WILL ALSO BE ALLOWED.

TO PREVENT THE POSSIBILITY OF POLLUTION ON THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT, STRICT CONTROL ON NOISE AND DUST EMITTED BY THE OPERATION'OF THE PLANT WILL BE EXERCISED BY MEANS OF LEASE CONDITIONS, ANY BREACH OF WHICH MAY RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION CF OPERATION OF THE PLANT.

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THE EXTENT OF THE AREA AFFECTED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTIFICATION PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AND ALL OBJECTIONS AND/OR CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION SHOULD REACH THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

THE NOTICE AND ITS RELATED PLAN CAN BE SEEN ON NOTICE BOARDS POSTED NEAR THE SITE.

THE PLAN CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SURVEY DIVISION, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG (WHERE COPIES CAN BE PURCHASED ON ORDER) AND AT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 7-11 NAM NING STREET, 2ND FLOOR, ABERDEEN CENTRE, HONG KONG.

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MANY WATCH ROWING CONTEST * * * * *

A CARNIVAL-LIKE ATMOSPHERE PREVAILED IN CHEUNG CHAU THIS (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON AS HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FLOCKED TO THE ISLAND’S TYPHOON SHELTER TO WATCH A +COLOURED BOAT* ROWING COMPETITION.

THE ANNUAL EVENT WAS ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE (RSS) OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND THE CHEUNG CHAU COLOURED BOAT ASSOCIATION. IT IS SPONSORED BY THE LIU CHONG HING BANK.

MORE THAN 1 000 MEN AND WOMEN INCLUDING MANY FROM THE FISHING POPULATION AS WELL AS OFFICE WORKERS STARTED COMPETING IN KNOCK-OUT ROUNDS AT 10 AM.

THERE WERE 113 TEAMS FROM BANKS, EIGHT ISLAND DISTRICTS, AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS WHICH PADDLED FURIOUSLY IN VYING FOR THE PRIZES.

_THOSE WHO WATCHED THE CONTEST AND ALSO PRESFNTFD tmf TROPHIES WERE THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADM INI STRat Ian

THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE*

MR PATRICK WILLIAMSON} AND THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE LIU CHONG ’

HING BANK, MR LIU LIT-FOR.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE RSS SAID COLOURED BOAT ROWING IS BECOMING VERY POPULAR AMONG RESIDENTS.

♦FOUR YEARS AGO IT WAS A SPORT KNOWN ONLY TO CHEUNG CHAU RESIDENTS, BUT NOW IT IS KNOWN TERRITORY-WIDE,* HE SAID.

♦A COLOURED BOAT IS SLIM AND CAN HOLD NINE PERSONS. TO ROW THE VESSEL NEEDS SKILL AND A LOT OF PRACTICE,+ HE ADDED.

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NEW JORDAN ROAD TRAFFIC PLAN STARTS TUESDAY * * *

THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN JORDAN ROAD WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

(1) THE KERBSIDE LANE OF THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF JORDAN ROAD BETWEEN PARKES STREET AND NATHAN ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

THE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING ACROSS JORDAN ROAD TO THE WEST OF NATHAN ROAD WILL BE WIDENED TO COPE WITH THE HEAVY PEDESTRIAN VOLUME.

(2) THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF JORDAN ROAD BETWEEN SHANGHAI STREET AND PARKES STREET WILL BE A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, DRIVERS OF ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS, OR LOADING OR UNLOADING GOODS.

(3) THE EXISTING 24-HOUR PUBLIC LIGHT*BUS RESTRICTED ZONE AND THE RESTRICTED ZONE OPERATIONAL FROM 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF JORDAN ROAD BETWEEN PARKES STREET AND NATHAN ROAD WILL BE RESCINDED.

(4) A NEW TAXI STAND CONSISTING OF 6 SPACES FOR TAXIS WILL BE DESIGNATED IN PARKES STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH NANKING STREET TO FACILITATE THE PICKING UP AND SETTING DOWN OF PASSENGERS WHEN THE RESTRICTED ZONE IS OPERATIVE IN JORDAN ROAD.

THE ABOVE MEASURES ARE INTRODUCED TO IMPROVE BUS OPERATION AND TO ENHANCE ROAD SAFETY AT THE JUNCTION OF JORDAN ROAD AND NATHAN ROAD.

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MORE PARKING METERS FOR TIN WAN

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THE 32 PARKING METERS RECENTLY INSTALLED AT THE OPEN SPACE NEAR SHEK PAI WAN ROAD IN TIN WAN WILL BE OPERATIONAL FROM 8 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 198?

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

COMMONWEALTH LAWYERS WELCOMED ................................... 1

GOVERNOR TO LEAVE FOR PEKING .................................... 1

TRAFFIC RESTRICTION IN PEAK AREA ................................ 2

EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR JULY.................. 2

DB TO DISCUSS BUILDING PROJECT .................................. 5

ANTI-SMOKING EFFORT AIMED AT YOUTHS ............................. 5

ENERGY STATISTICS COMPILED.....................................   6

FIRE OFFICERS ATTENDING OVERSEAS COURSES.......................   7

NEW ROADS TO MA ON SHAN PLANNED ................................. 7

NEW ROAD PROJECT FOR TUEN MUN ................................... 8

AIKIDO TRAINING COURSE OFFERED .................................. 8

NO HOLIDAY POSTAL SERVICE ....................................... 9

WATER STORAGE.................................................... 9

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1983

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COMMONWEALTH LAWYERS WELCOMED * * K

HONG KONG’S CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT BRINGS WITH IT THE NEED TO IMPROVE CONTINUALLY THE INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH IT OPERATES, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SEVENTH COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF THE GOVERNOR’S SPEECH:

+1 WISH TO EXTEND TO YOU ALL, AND IN PARTICULAR TO YOU, LORD HAILSHAM, A VERY WARM WELCOME TO HONG KONG.

♦THIS GATHERING OF SO MANY PEOPLE OF GREAT DISTINCTION AND GREAT STATURE IN THE LEGAL FIELD, FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE COMMONWEALTH, SPEAKS FOR THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS CONFERENCE AND OF THE COMMONWEALTH. HONG KONG IS PROUD TO HOST THE COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND I CONGRATULATE MR TURNBULL AND HIS ORGANISING COMMITTEE ON THEIR ENTHUSIASM AND THE HARD WORK THEY HAVE PUT IN BEHIND THE SCENE.

♦HONG KONG’S CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT BRINGS WITH IT THE NEED TO IMPROVE CONTINUALLY THE INSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH WE OPERATE. I AM SURE THAT WHAT THE COMMONWEALTH MAGAZINE HAS CALLED ’THE MOST SPECTACULAR ASSEMBLY OF LEGAL MINDS THE COMMONWEALTH HAS WITNESSED TO DATE’ WILL STIMULATE THIS PROCESS AND THUS HELP US IN OUR ENDEAVOURS.

+YOU HAVE A WIDE AGENDA AND A BUSY PROGRAMME. I HOPE NEVERTHELESS THAT DURING YOUR STAY YOU WILL ALL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SOMETHING OF THIS UNIQUE TERRITORY. IT IS NOT ONLY ONE OF THE MOST VIGOROUS INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL CENTRES IN THE WORLD; IT IS A PLACE WHERE THE CULTURES OF EAST AND WEST SUCCESSFULLY COMBINE. I TRUST YOU WILL ALSO TAKE AWAY WITH YOU FOND MEMORIES OF YOUR VISIT. I WISH YOU ALL A PLEASANT STAY IN HONG KONG AND THE CONFERENCE EVERY SUCCESS.*

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NOTE TO EDITORS i

GOVERNOR TO LEAVE FOR PEKING

* * *

A FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN TO COVER THE DEPARTURE OF THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, FOR PEKING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

SIR EDWARD, ACCOMPANIED BY THE POLITICAL ADVISER, hR ROBIN MCLAREN, WILL BE LEAVING ON FLIGHT CA 102, ETD 1 PM.

PLEASE ADVISE THOSE ASSIGNED TO COVER THE DEPARTURE TO ASSEMBLE IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING NOT LATER THAN 11.45 AM TOMORROW. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1983

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TRAFFIC RESTRICTION IN PEAK AREA * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE PEAK AREA DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

FROM 7 PM TO MIDNIGHT, ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES, MAXICABS, PRIVATE OMNIBUSES AND TAXIS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE UPHILL TRAFFIC LANE OF PEAK ROAD WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH MAGAZINE GAP ROAD.

PEOPLE HEADING FOR THE PEAK AREA ARE ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

PEAK RESIDENTS REQUIRING EMERGENCY ACCESS TO THE PEAK AREA DURING THE PERIOD MAY CONTACT THE PEAK POLICE STATION ON 5-96242.

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EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND FOR JULY * * *

THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR CONTINUED TO INCREASE IN JULY.

MORE ORDERS-ON-HAND WERE RECORDED FOR THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND THE 'OTHERS’ CATEGORY OF INDUSTRIES. ON THE OTHER HAND, A MILD DECLINE WAS EXPERIENCED IN THE WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRY.

THESE FIGURES WERE RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT FROM THE MONTHLY SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL AND ORDERS-ON-HAND.

INCREASE IN EMPLOYMENT WAS REPORTED BY RESPONDENTS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR.

PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES HAD A FAIRLY LARGE PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN EMPLOYMENT.

IN THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES SURVEYED, THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION, IN RESPECT OF DIRECT COMPANY EMPLOYEES, WAS STABLE IN JULY AFTER A CONTINUAL DECREASE SINCE FEBRUARY.

EMPLOYMENT IN THE SERVICES SECTOR ALSO REMAI NED UNCHANGED.

PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS INCREASED IN THE FOOD AND DRINKS, TEXTILES AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRON IC PRODUCTS INDUSTR IES. WHILE PAYROLL INCREASED, PER CAPITA EARNINGS DECLINED N THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES BECAUSE OF THE LOWER WAGES PAID TO THE SUMMER STUDENT WORKERS.

IN THE SERVICES SECTOR, PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS INCREASED IN BANKS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES DUE TO THE PAYMENT OF GRATUITIES AND SALARY REVISIONS BY SOME FIRMS.

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THE PERCENTAGE CHANGES IN ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS ARE SHOWN IN THE ACCOMPANYING TABLE.

WHEN RELEASING THE SURVEY RESULTS, THE DEPARTMENT POINTED OUT THAT THE SURVEY COVERED A PANEL OF THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES AND THE 50 LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND SELECTED SERVICES SECTORS.

AS FROM JUNE 1983, THE PANEL FOR THIS SURVEY HAS BEEN UPDATED. THE SELECTION OF THE PANEL MEMBERS IS NOW BASED ON THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN MARCH 1983.

AS THE SAMPLE WAS NOT DRAWN ON A RANDOM BASIS, THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT RESULTS ON MAGNITUDE OF CHANGE MIGHT NOT REFLECT THE EXPERIENCE OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE, ALTHOUGH IT SHOULD GIVE A USEFUL INDICATION OF THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE FOR A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ECONOMY IN THE SHORT TERM.

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JULY 1983 IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, U.5 PER COPY. ENQUIRIES ON THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS XND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (AT 3-7212832).

A. ORDERS-ON-HAND IN MANUFACTURING

(PERCENTAGE CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH) MAY JUNE JULY INDUSTRY 1983 1983 1983 ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) FOR JULY 1983

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WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR 1 1 -1 4.95

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL 2 -4 * 2.40

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 1 3 1 3.96

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS -1 7 2 2.99

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 2 4 4 5.42

OTHERS 1 -2 1 3.58

ALL ABOVE INDUSTRIES * 1 3 3 4.44

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B. EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS

PERSONS ENGAGED BY THE COMPANIES SURVEYED PER CAPITA EARNINGS

(PERCENTAGE CHANGE OVER PRECEDING MONTH) THE PER CAPITA EARINGS FOR

iNDUSTRY/SERVICE MAY 1983 JUNE 1983 JULY 1983 MAY 1983 JUNE 1983 JULY 1983 JULY 1983 (HK $)

MANUFACTURING 1 4 3 -5 -1 -1 2 280

FOOD AND DRINKS 2 5 2 5 2 1 3 413

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR -1 1 1 1 2 -1 2 048

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL 1 1 2 —4 1 1 '2 340

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 5 9 11 -1 -2 -1 1 905

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 3 7 6 -2 -1 1 859

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 2 6 4 -17 -3 2 2 134

OTHERS 1 1 * 1 * -1 3 134

CONSTRUCTION ** CM 1 1 1 -2 X- —1 -3 3 609

SERVICES * * -3 1 6 4 468

BANKS * * * 1 -1 5 4 051

HOTELS -1 * * -14 4 -1 2 799

PUBLIC UTILITIES * * * -5 4 10 4 580

OTHERS * 1 1 -2 -4 * 5 857

* CHANGES WITHIN + 0. 5 PERCENTAGE

M * PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY- SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS NOT INCLUDED.

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DB TO DISCUSS BUILDING PROJECT *****

A LAYOUT PLAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL HUNG HOM COMPLEX TO BE BUILT ON A 2 970-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF MA TAU WAI ROAD AND STATION LANE WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

PROPOSED FACILITIES IN THE NEW COMPLEX WILL INCLUDE A MARKET, A COOKED FOOD CENTRE, INDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, A CULTURAL CENTRE AND OFFICES.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A PROPOSED ALLOCATION OF $150 000 FROM DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS TO BUILD A TEMPORARY CYCLING TRACK ON A VACANT CROWN SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF FAT KWONG STREET AND GOOD SHEPHERD STREET.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE DISTRICT’S ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN, A DANCE TRAINING SCHEME FOR SCHOOLS AND A PROGRESS REPORT ON STREET SLEEPERS IN THE DISTRICT.

TEN SEATS WILL BE RESERVED FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND THOSE INTERESTED SHOULD CONTACT MR KWAN WAI-HAY AT 3-7110171.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

DISTRICT BOARD (SEPTEMBER 23) IN 141-143 KAU PUI

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY MEETING WHICH WILL START AT 2.15 PM ON FRIDAY THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT

LUNG ROAD.

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ANTI-SMOKING EFFORT AIMED AT YOUTHS * * *

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS TO HOLD MORE WORKSHOPS TO DISCOURAGE YOUNGSTERS FROM STARTING TO SMOKE.

THE DEPARTMENT’S CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT SAID TODAY (MONDAY) IT WOULD START THE WORKSHOPS ON SEPTEMBER 26 AND CONTINUE THEM UNTIL DECEMBER.

FORM 1-3 STUDENTS WILL BE INVITED TO VISIT THE UNIT AT CENTRE POINT AS PART OF THEIR SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM EACH AFTERNOON FROM MONDAY - FRIDAY TO WATCH SLIDE AND VIDEO SHOWS, ATTEND LECTURES, VISIT EXHIBITIONS AND TAKE PART IN DISCUSSIONS AND QUIZZES.

ALREADY, VISITS FOR MORE THAN 700 STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED.

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THE UNIT STARTED ITS ANTI-SMOKING DRIVE AIMED AT YOUNG PEOPLE IWO YEARS AGO, AND SINCE THEN ABOUT 7 OOO STUDENTS HAVE ATTENDED THE 100 SESSIONS HELD.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THE AIM OF THE WORKSHOPS IS TO DISCOURAGE INTEREST IN SMOKING AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE BY POINTING OUT TO THEM THE LINK BETWEEN SMOKING AND VARIOUS DISEASES.

HE SAID LAST YEAR THERE WERE 2 000 SMOKING-RELATED DEATHS IN HONG KONG.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID SCHOOLS WANTING THEIR STUDENTS TO ATTEND THE SESSIONS COULD TELEPHONE 5-720861 FOR INFORMATION.

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ENERGY STATISTICS COMPILED * * * *

A STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED +HONG KONG ENERGY STATISTICS, 1972-1982+ HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS • DEPARTMENT.

IT HAS BEEN PREPARED IN RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE TO THE HONG KONG ECONOMY OF ENERGY SUPPLIES AND IN RESPONSE TO INTEREST BOTH WITHIN GOVERNMENT AND AMONG THE PUBLIC ON ENERGY STATISTICS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE REPORT CONTAINS INFORMATION ON THE QUANTITY OF IMPORTS, PRICES, SALES AND STORAGE CAPACITY OF OIL PRODUCTS- THE CONSUMPTION, PRODUCTION AND TARIFF CHARGES FOR ELECTRICITY AND GAS- AS WELL AS STATISTICS ON THE IMPORTS OF COAL AND CHARCOAL.

HONG KONG DERIVES ITS ENERGY SUPPLIES ENTIRELY FROM OVERSEAS SOURCES. ENERGY IS EITHER IMPORTED DIRECTLY (AS IN THE CASE OF OIL PRODUCTS, COAL AND CHARCOAL), OR PRODUCED THROUGH AN INTERMEDIATE TRANSFORMATION PROCESS. USING IMPORTED FUEL INPUTS (AS IN THE CASE OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS).

THIS REPORT NOT ONLY PROVIDES FRESH INFORMATION (NOTABLY STORAGE CAPACITY AND TANK STOCKS OF OIL PRODUCTS, GENERATING CAPACITY FOR ELECTRICITY AND GAS, SALES PRICES AND TARIFF CHARGES) BUT ALSO COLLATES ENERGY STATISTICS PUBLISHED ELSEWHERE (SUCH AS FUEL IMPORTS FROM HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS, AND THE CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS FROM THE MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS).

THE REPORT IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $10 A COPY.

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FIRE OFFICERS ATTENDING OVERSEAS COURSES * * * *

FOUR ASSISTAiT DIVISIONAL OFFICERS OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL BE GOING TO LOS ANGELES TO ATTEND A MONTH-LONG COURSE ON FIRE AND ARSON DETECTION.

THE COURSE WAS ORGANISED EARLIER THIS YEAR BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPECIALISTS FROM THE U.S. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION.

THE OFFICERS - WONG SUN-MAN, WONG KIN-CHEONG, LAM CHUNG-MING AND TSUI HIN-KWING - WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE ARSON UNIT OF THE LOS ANGELES CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT.

AT THE SAME TIME, FOUR OTHER FIRE OFFICERS WILL BE LEAVING FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM TO ATTEND A THREE-WEEK AIRPORT OFFICERS COURSE FOR TWO-WEEKS’ ATTACHMENT TO AN AIRPORT FIRE STATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THEY ARE ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL OFFICERS VICTOR HSU, LIU TIN-CHEE, WONG GON-SAN AND LEUNG KWOK-CHIU. THEY WILL ATTEND COURSES AT THE FIRE SERVICES TRAINING SCHOOL AT TEES IDE AIRPORT IN DARLINGTON, AND LATER BE ATTACHED TO GLASGOW AND PRESTWICK AIRPORT FIRE STATIONS.

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NEW ROADS TO MA ON * * *

SHAN PLANNED

DEPARTMENT PLANS TO

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCT SEVERAL NEW ROADS IN MA ON — , VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

SHAN, SHA TIN TO PROVIDE

AREAS IN MA ON SHAN.

THE SCHEME FORMS A PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED ROAD WORKS IS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A PLAN SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE- THE SHA TIN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE AND THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD, SHA TIN, NEW TERRITORIES.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSAL MUST SEND HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15.

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NEW ROAD PROJECT FOR TUEN MUN * * * *

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A GRADE-SEPARATED INTERCHANGE AT THE JUNCTION OF LUNG MUN ROAD AND TSI NG WUN ROAD.

THE SCHEME FORMS PART OF A CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORKS IS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A PLAN SHOWING THE SCHEME CAN BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING MAIN ENTRANCE- AND THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE AND THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, TUEN MUN BUILDING, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TUEN MUN, NEW TERRITORIES.

ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL MUST BE SUBMITTED 1* WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY NOVEMBER 15.

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AIKIDO TRAINING COURSE OFFERED

* * * *

A FREE ELEMENTARY AIKIDO TRAINING COURSE FOR KWAI CHUNG YOUNGSTERS WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH.

THE AIKIDO TRAINING CLASS, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG AIKIDO ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE OSMAN RAMJU SADICK MEMORIAL GAMES HALL ON EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY EVENINGS BETWEEN 6 PM AND 8 PM FROM OCTOBER 4.

THE THREE MONTH-LONG COURSE IS AIMED AT PROVIDING YOUNGSTERS WITH A HEALTHY SPORTING ACTIVITY AS WELL AS DEVELOPING THEIR PERSONALITY THROUGH PARTICIPATION, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NTSD.

LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY VETERAN INSTRUCTORS OF THE HONG KONG AIKIDO ASSOCIATION.

ENTRIES FOR THE CLASS ARE NOW OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS OVER 14, AND PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE LIVING IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSUEN WAN DISTRICTS.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE OF THE OSMAN RAMJU SADICK MEMORIAL GAMES HALL AND THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICE OF KWAI CHUNG ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF SHING WAH BUILDING, 31 SHING FONG STREET, KWAI CHUNG.

THE DEADLINE FOR THE APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 27.

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NO HOLIDAY POSTAL SERVICE * * * *

THERE WILL BE NO MAIL DELIVERY AND ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, WHICH IS A GENERAL HOLIDAY, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY.

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WATER STORAGE * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 96.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 567.588 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 469.874 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 80.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 198?

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR LEAVES FOR PEKING TALKS ................................ 1

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL TRAFFIC PLAN ................................ 1

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DESCRIBED AS +W0RLD LEADER+ ............... 5

NEW OFFICE TO SERVE 70 000 RESIDENTS ............................ 6

MANPOWER SURVEY STARTING ........................................ 7

NEED FOR FLEXIBILITY IN PLANNING STRESSED........................ 7

CLOSER LINKS WITH RESIDENTS URGED ............................... 9

FESTIVAL FUN ARRANGED FOR RESIDENTS ............................. 9

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CONCERT .................................... 11

YOUNG MUSICIANS TO COMPETE FOR AWARDS .......................... 11

MINI-SOCCER CONTEST FOR KOWLOON RESIDENTS ...................... 12

WAN CHAI, NT WATER MAINS WORKS ................................. 13

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1983

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GOVERNOR LEAVES FOR PEKING TALKS * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, LEFT FOR PEKING THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON TO CONTINUE TO TAKE PART IN THE SINO-BRITISH TALKS ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG.

HE WAS SEEN OFF AT THE AIRPORT BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR SZE-YUEN CHUNG, THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR ROGER LOBO, AND TWO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE XINHUA NEWS AGENCY (HONG KONG BRANCH), MR TAN GAN, VICE-CHIEF EDITOR, AND MR JI SHAOXIANG, FOREIGN AFFAIRS SECRETARY.

ACCOMPANYING THE GOVERNOR TO PEKING WERE THE POLITICAL ADVISER, MR ROBIN MCLAREN, AND THE GOVERNMENT CHIEF INTERPRETER, MR Y.P. CHENG.

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL TRAFFIC PLAN * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON HONG KONG ISLAND FOR THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 21).

IN THE PEAK AREA, THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BETWEEN 2 PM TOMORROW AND 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAYt

M ALL PARKING FACILITIES EXCEPT THE DESIGNATED SPACES FOR FRANCHISED OMNIBUSES, MAXICABS AND TAXIS AT THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BE SUSPENDED.

M ALL PARKING SPACES AT PEAK GARDEN WILL BE SUSPENDED.

M THE SECTION OF PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND THE ACCESS ROAD WITHIN THE CAR PARK WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE.

BETWEEN 7 PM AND MIDNIGHT TOMORROW, ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES, MAXICABS, PRIVATE OMNIBUSES AND TAXIS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE UPHILL TRAFFIC LANE OF PEAK ROAD WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH MAGAZINE GAP ROAD. ALL CLOSED ROAD PERMITS EXCEPT THOSE ESPECIALLY ISSUED FOR THIS OCCASION WILL BE INVALID DURING THE PERIOD.

HOWEVER, DOWNHILL TRAFFIC FROM THE PEAK AREA WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

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PEAK RESIDENTS REQUIRING EMERGENCY ACCESS TO THE AREA DURING THE PERIOD MAY CONTACT THE PEAK POLICE STATION ON 5-96242.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD, ALL GOODS VEHICLES OVER 2-1/2 TONS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE UPHILL TRAFFIC LANE OF PEAK ROAD BEYOND ITS JUNCTION WITH STUBBS ROAD.

IN THE VICTORIA PARK AREA, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BETWEEN 7 PM TOMORROW AND 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY:

* THE SECTION OF GLOUCESTER ROAD BETWEEN THE DOWN RAMP OF THE CAUSEWAY BAY FLYOVER AND CAUSEWAY ROAD WILL BE CLOSET) TO TRAFFIC.

* KINGSTON STREET BETWEEN GLOUCESTER ROAD AND CLEVELAND STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* PATERSON STREET BETWEEN KINGSTON STREET AND YEE WO STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* SUGAR STREET AND GREAT GEORGE STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* ALL VEHICLES, EXCEPT BUSES AND MAXICABS, ON CAUSEWAY ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO HING FAT STREET.

X THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND IN SUGAR STREET WILL BE SUSPENDED.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE ABOVE ROAD CLOSURE MEASURES, MOTORISTS WISHING TO USE THEIR VEHICLES PARKED IN THE AFFECTED AREA ARE ADVISED TO REMOVE THEIR CARS BEFORE THE CLOSURE.

ALL METERED PARKING SPACES ON TUNG LO WAN ROAD AND IN HING FAT STREET CAR PARK, ALONG WITH THE TAXI STAND IN PATERSON STREET, WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM NOON TOMORROW TO 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

BETWEEN 6 PM AND 11 PM TOMORROW, LEARNER DRIVERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER LEIGHTON ROAD 5 TIN LOK LANE? CAROLINE HILL ROAD? EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD? THE SECTION OF TAI HANG ROAD NORTH OF LAI TAK TSUEN ROAD; TUNG LO WAN ROAD; ELECTRIC ROAD SOUTH OF WING HING STREET; MORRISON HILL ROAD NORTH OF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST; THE SECTION OF HENNESSY ROAD EAST OF MARSH ROAD AND THE SECTION OF TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD WEST OF CLOUD VIEW ROAD.

IN CENTRAL, PIER ROAD BETWEEN GILMAN STREET AND JUBILEE STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 6 PM AND MIDNIGHT.

AS THERE WILL BE NO PARKING FACILITIES IN THE PEAK aND VICTORIA PARK AREA, MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO MAKE FULL USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

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BUS SERVICES

MORE TRIPS WILL BE PROVIDED ON NLB ROUTES 1, 3, 4, 5 AND 7 TOMORROW EVENING.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FROM 7 PM ONWARDS ON CMB ROUTE 15 WHICH LINKS CENTRAL WITH THE PEAK. AT THE SAME TIME, ROUTE 15A BETWEEN NORTH POINT FERRY AND THE PEAK AND ROUTE 15M BETWEEN ADMIRALTY MTR STATION AND THE PEAK WILL BE OPERATED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS TO THE PEAK AREA.

THE FOLLOWING BUS ROUTE DIVERSIONS WILL BE EFFECTED AFTER 7 PM:

* BUSES ON CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL ROUTES 102 AND 106 ON LEAVING THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA VICTORIA PARK ROAD, WING HING STREET AND KING’S ROAD.

* BUSES ON CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL ROUTES 103 AND 170 AND CROSS HARBOUR EXPRESS COACH ROUTE 200 BOUND FOR KOWLOON WILL BE DIVERTED VIA YEE WO STREET, CAUSEWAY ROAD, HING FAT STREET AND VICTORIA PARK ROAD.

M BUSES ON CMB ROUTE 15A BOUND FOR THE PEAK WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CAUSEWAY ROAD, YEE WO STREET AND HENNESSY ROAD.

* BUSES ON CROSS HARBOUR EXPRESS COACH ROUTE 200 BOUND FOR CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA GLOUCESTER ROAD, FENWICK STREET AND HENNESSY ROAD.

* CMB ROUTE 5B WILL TERMINATE AT MORETON TERRACE.

* CMB ROUTE 76 ON ITS LAST DEPARTURE WILL EE CONVERTED INTO A CIRCULAR ROUTE OPERATING VIA YEE WOO STREET, CAUSEWAY ROAD, HING FAT STREET AND VICTORIA PARK ROAD.

MAXICAB SERVICES

SERVICES ON MAXICAB ROUTE 31 WILL EE EXTENDED TO 3 AM, CHARGING $4.50.

MAXICAB ROUTE 1 WILL RUN UNTIL 4 AM CHARGING 34.

MAX I CABS ON ROUTE 30 ON JOURNEYS TO CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DIVERTED VIA ARSENAL STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD, CLEVELAND STREET, KINGSTON STREET AND PATERSON STREET.

MAXICABS ON ROUTE 33 ON JOURNEYS TO NORTH POINT WILL BE DIVERTED VIA YEE WO STREET AND CAUSEWAY ROAD.

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PEAK TRAM SERVICES

ALL NIGHT OPERATION WILL BE MAINTAINED ON THE PEAK TRAM TOMORROW EVENING.

TRAM SERVICES

SERVICES BETWEEN WESTERN MARKET AND SHAU KEI WAN WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL 0.53 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

SERVICES BETWEEN HAPPY VALLEY AND KENNEDY TOWN WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL 11.30 PM.

THE LAST TRAMS BETWEEN NORTH POINT AND WHITTY STREET WILL DEPART AT 11.49 PM.

AN ADDITIONAL TRAM SERVICE WILL BE OPERATED TOMORROW EVENING BETWEEN KENNEDY TOWN AND CAUSEWAY BAY AT SEVEN MINUTES INTERVALS, closing at 0.56 am.

A SUPPLEMENTARY TRAM SERVICE BETWEEN CAUSEWAY BAY AND WESTERN ':'KET WILL CLOSE AT 1.29 AM.

MTR SERVICES

SERVICES WILL CLOSE AT 2.49 AM.

FERRY SERVICES

THE FOLLOWING SAILINGS WILL BE SUSPENDED TOMORROW:

X THE 5.45 PM SAILING FROM CENTRAL TO TAI KOO SHING.

* THE 5.20 PM, 6 PM, 6.40 PM SAILINGS FROM CENTRAL TO KWUN TONG.

* THE 6 PM, 6.40 PM SAILINGS FROM KWUN TONG TO CENTRAL.

H THE 5.55 PM SAILING FROM TUEN MUN VIA JORDAN ROAD.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED ON OUTLYING DISTRICT ROUTES.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1983

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CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DESCRIBED AS +WORLD LEADER* * * * *

HONG KONG’S CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ARE ASSUMING WORLD LEADERSHIP IN BALANCING ORDER, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL CONTROL.

THIS COMMENT WAS MADE TODAY (TUESDAY) BY A NOTED CRIMINOLOGIST, BILL CLIFFORD WHO HAS SPENT THE LAST TWO DAYS VISITING

-LNTRES AND INSTITUTIONS OPERATED BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

MR CLIFFORD, WHO IS IN HONG KONG TO ATTEND THE SEVENTH COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE, IS A FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF CRIMINOLOGY AND THE UNITED NATIONS CRIME rREVENTION PROGRAMMES.

CURRENTLY, HE IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC CONFERENCE OF CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS FOUNDED IN 1980.

MR CLIFFORD HAS INSPECTED OVER 2 000 CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

♦THERE ARE FEW, IF ANY, COMPARABLE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD.

♦HONG KONG HAS A CONSISTENT RECORD OF FIRM DISCIPLINE, PRODUCTIVE INDUSTRY AND GOOD ORDER MAINTAINED IN DIVERSE INSTITUTIONS, RANGING FROM THOSE FOR THE CUSTODY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND THE REHABILITATION OF DRUG ABUSERS TO PRISONS, A SPECIAL PSYCHIATRIC UNIT AND INSTITUTIONS FOR JUVENILES,* M? CLIFFORD SAID.

+NOR ARE THERE MANY SERVICES IN OTHER COUNTRIES WITH THE SAME SUCCESS RECORDS THAT HONG KONG HAS IN PREVENTING RECIDIVISM,* HE SAID.

HE FOUND THE 90 PER CENT SUCCESS RATE FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS RELEASED FROM SOME INSTITUTIONS HERE TO BE UNUSUALLY HIGH. .

♦ALSO THE SUCCESS RATE FOR DRUG REHABILITATION WAS CONSIDERABLY HIGHER THAN THE RATES IN VARIOUS OTHER COUNTRIES,+HE ADDED.

+IN HONG KONG, CORRECTIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS ENJOY A HIGH DEGREE OF RESPECT FROM THE COMMUNITY RARELY FOUND IN OTHER COUNTRIES,* HE SAID.

+IN AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES, PRISON OFFICERS SOMETIMES HIDE THE FACT THAT THEY WORK IN PRISONS.

♦PR ISOSIRS OFTEN DENOUNCE PRISON OFFICERS IN THE PRESS OR IN THE COURTS FOR BEING BRUTAL AND INSENSITIVE AND THE PUBLIC IS OFTEN LED TO BELIEVE THAT ONLY PEOPLE WHO CANNOT FIND OTHER JOBS JOIN PRISON STAFF,* HE POINTED OUT.

MR CLIFFORD IS ON THE WAY TO HELSINKI, FINLAND WHERE HE WILL ACT AS A CONSULTANT TO A NEW UNITED NATIONS INSTITUTE THERE.

/+CHURCHILL OMCE .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 198?

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♦CHURCHILL ONCE SAID THAT THE REAL TEST OF A CIVILISATION WAS THE WAY IT TREATED ITS PRISONERS. WE ARE NOW AWARE THAT IT IS ALSO IMPORTANT TO HAVE SOCIETY RESPECT ITS PRISON STAFF. HONG KONG SUCCEEDS IN MEETING BOTH STANDARDS.

+ l AM NOT EXAGGER TING OR BEING POLITE WHEN J CONGRATULATE THE HONG KONG CORRECT IuNAL SERVICES ON BREAKING NEW GROUND AND PROVIDING SUCH A FINE EXAMPLE FOR OTHER COUNTRIES.

♦I AM MERELY GIVING CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE. AT A TIME WHEN WESTERN PRISONS ARE IN CRISIS AND MANY ASIAN PRISONS ARE STRUGGLING WITH INADEQUATE RESOURCES, THE HONG KONG SERVICES ARE WAY OUT IN FRONT,+ HE SAID.

MEANWHILE. TWO OTHER TOP LAW OFFICIALS FROM ENGLAND WHO ARE HERE TO ATTEND THE COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE ALSO TOOK TIME OFF TODAY TO VISIT THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S STANLEY PRISON AND STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE.

BOTH MR DIVID GANDY,CHIEF SOLICITOR OF MANCHESTER AND M? RICHARD WILLIAMSON, CHAIRMAN OF THE LAW SOCIETY IN GREAT BRITAIN TOURED VARIOUS FACILITIES PROVIDED IN THE TWO INSTITUTIONS.

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NEW OFFICE TO SERVE 70 000 RESIDENTS * * * * *

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE’S SUB-OFFICE IN TAI HING ESTATE WILL BE OPENED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO PROVIDE VARIOUS SERVICES TO SOME 70 000 PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

SERVICES AVAILABLE WILL INCLUDE THE DISTRIBUTION OF GOVERNMENT FORMS AND INFORMATION PAMPHLETS, ADMINISTRATION OF STATUTORY DECLARATIONS. HANDLING OF COMPLAINTS, ANSWERING OF PUBLIC ENQUIRIES AND REFERRING PEOPLE SEEKING FREE LEGAL ADVICE.

LOCATED AT UNITS 17-20 ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF HING FAI HOUSE, THE SUB-OFFICE WILL MAINLY SERVE RESIDENTS OF TAI HING ESTATE, SAN KING ESTATE AND SIU HONG COURT HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEMt.

THE OFFICE HOURS WILL BE FROM 8.45 AM TO 5.15 PM ON WEE^r'*vS AND FROM 9 AM TO 12 NOON ON SATURDAYS.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 0-824104.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RICKY FUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AT The OPENING CEREMONY AT 10 AM TOMORROW.

NOTE TO ED I TORS«

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY. A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE, AM 5797, WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 8.50 AM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FOR TUEN MUN.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1933

7

MANPOWER SURVEY STARTING

* * *

FIELD WORK WILL START TOMORROW ON THE MANPOWER SURVEY OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY ORGANISED BY THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY TRAIN! . BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND LAST UNTIL OCTOB. 2.

THE SURVEY IS TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE MANPOWER SITUATION AND TRAINING NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY.

+THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY HAS MAINTAINED REMARKABLE GROWTH OWING TO THE RECENT INCREASING DEMAND OF DRESS MATERIALS FROM THE LOCAL CLOTHING INDUSTRY,* A SPOKESMAN OF THE TRAINING BOARD saId.

HE SAID HE EXPECTED THIS UPTURN TO CONTINUE. AND AS A RESULT, CHANGES WERE ALSO EXPECTED IN THE EMPLOYMENT STRUCTURE OF THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY, HE ADDED.

THE DATA COLLECTED FROM THE SURVEY WOULD HELP DETERMINE THE MANPOWER NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY AND THE TRAINING REQUIRED.

+IT IS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE A WELL-TRAINED WORKFORCE TO MOVE UP MARKET,* HE SAID.

HE URGED EMPLOYERS SELECTED FOR THE SURVEY TO CO-OPERATE BY SUPPLYING ACCURATE INFORMATION.

DATA COLLECTED WOULD BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WOULD BE PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES, WITHOUT REFERENCE TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL CALL AT THESE MILLS DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD TO COLLECT QUESTIONNAIRES AND HELP COMPLETE THEM.

THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT DATA PROCESSING AGENCY ARE HELPING IN THE SURVEY.

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NEED FOR FLEXIBILITY IN PLANNING STRESSED *****

rntATCD ci cyirii ITY WAS NECESSARY IN APPLYING TERR I TORY—WI DE PLANN^NGASTANDARDS IN NEW TOWNS TO ACCOUNT FOR DISTRICT NEEDS, A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL STRESSED TODAY.

THIS WAS PARTICULARLY SO IN RELATION TO EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, HE ADDED.

or.r-.iz inn AT tup riTY I IONS CLUB OF HONG KONG LUNCHEON MEETING, ™ sSETIN *SSIS™5t DISTrI?? OFF ICER (DEVELOPMENT) MR PAUL TANG, POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS A VARIATION IN POPULATION STRUCTURE BETWEEN NEW TOWNS AND URBAN AREAS.

/CITING SHA .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 198?

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PER CENT OF THOSE

CITING SHA TIN AS AN EXAMPLE, HE SAID: +AT PRESENT, 58 OF THE POPULATION IN SHA TIN ARE BELOW THE AGE OF 30. MANY MOVING IN ARE YOUNG COUPLES AND THE PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION GOING TO PRIMARY SCHOOL IS 19 PER CENT, NOTABLY HIGHER THAN THE TERRITORY-

WIDE AVERAGE OF 9.4 PER CENT.

■►ERRONEOUS . " ’MPTION MEANS CHILDREN WILL. HAVE TO TRAVEL BACK TO URBAN AREAS TO STUDY WHICH IS NOT DESIRABLE TO YOUNG CHILDREN, OR FACE SOMEWHAT SUB-STANDARD EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES, WITH COVERED PLAYGROUND BEING TURNED INTO CLASSROOMS AND LARGER CLASSES.

-.PROPER REMEDIAL MEASURES LIKE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW SCHOOLS TAKE TIME AND CAN HARDLY MEET THE IMMINENT NEED OF THE POPULATION MOVING INTO NEW TOWNS,+ MR TANG SAID.

HE EMPHASISED THAT A BALANCED DEVELOPMENT WAS CRUCIAL TO THE SUCCESS OF A NEW TOWN, WHILE A BALANCED PROVISION OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES WAS ESSENTIAL.

♦THE SHA TIN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE HAS RESOLVED THAT THE INTAKE OF POPULATION INTO BIG HOUSING ESTATES MUST BE MONITORED CLOSELY, HAVING REGARD TO THE AVAILABILITY OF VARIOUS ESSENTIAL FACILITIES SUCH AS ROADS AND TRANSPORT,* HE SAID.

BASICALLY, A NEW TOWN SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH JOBS TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT BUT QUITE OFTEN THIS DID NOT HAPPEN.

IN SHA TIN, SOME 70 PER CENT OF ITS WORKFORCE WORKED OUTSIDE SHA TIN. MR TANG ATTRIBUTED THIS TO THE HIGH VACANCY RATE OF FACTORY SPACE, THE LACK OF NON-1NDUSTRI AL JOBS AND SHA TIN’S PROXIMITY TO THE URBAN AREA WITH GOOD COMMUNICATIONS.

HE WARNED THAT A SIMILAR CASE MIGHT HAPPEN TO MA ON S! AN SHOULD IT DEPEND TOO MUCH ON SHA TIN. THE FIRST PHASE DEVELOPMENT OF MA ON SHAN WOULD HOUSE 150 000 PEOPLE WHILE 83 PER CENT OF ITS WORKFORCE WERE EXPECTED TO TRAVEL THROUGH, OR TO SHA TIN, ~0 ORK.

THERE SHOULD BE AN EFFORT TO BRING MA ON SHAN SOMEWHAT C-OSER TO A SELF-CONTAINED TOWN. THIS COULD INCLUDE REZONING LAND IN MA ON SHAN AS INDUSTRIAL AND AT THE SAME TIME REVERTING SOME OF THE SURPLUS INDUSTRIAL LAND IN SHA TIN PROPER TO OTHER USES.

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN NEW TOWNS, HE SAID: TONE HAS TO ADMIT THE FACT THAI PUBLIC EXPENDITURE CONSTRAIN’ "'ZS NOT ALLOW FOR SOME NON-ESSENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONS WHICH NEVERTH-L.-.SS CONTRIBUTE TO THE VARIETY OF LIFE IN A NEW. TOWN.

TONE EXAMPLE IN SHA TIN IS THE PROPOSAL OF SEEKING PR IV DEVELOPMENT OF A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE ACROSS THE SHING MUN RIVER LINKING THE SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK AND THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE RIVERSIDE PROMENADE.

♦ IT IS ENVISAGED THAT THERE MAY BE CA-CS ON THIS BRIDGE.

THIS IS ONE KIND OF ITEM FOR WHICH PUBLIC E/-ENDITURE MAY NOT Be FORTHCOMING. ON THE OTHER HAND ITS PRESENCE WILL NO DOUBT Bt WELCOMED AND ADD A ’EUROPEAN’ TOUCH TO SHA TIN.

TOUCH BILANCED DEVELOPMENT IN NEW TOWNS ALSO HELPS TO Mi IMISE SOCIAL DISPARITY AS WE CERTAINLY DO NOT WISH SHA TIN TO BE CONNOTATED AS EITHER A RICH MAN’S OR POOR MAN’S AREA,* HE SAID.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1983

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CLOSER LINKS WITH RESIDENTS URGED * * *

AREA COMMITTEES SHOULD MAINTAIN A MUCH CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS, THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR VICTOR NG, SAID THIS EVENING.

HE SAID THE AREA COMMITTEES SHOULD PASS ON ANY INFORMATION GATHERED AND DECISIONS MADE DURING MEETINGS TO THE RESIDENTS, AND SHOULD PUBLICISE THEIR WORK.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE AREA COMMITTEES SHOULD REFLECT RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON SUCH DISTRICT MATTERS AS THE RESUMPTION OF PRIVATE STREETS FOR BETTER MANAGEMENT, THE CLEARANCE OF BACKLANE STRUCTURES AND ILLEGAL PARKING.

MR NG WAS SPEAKING AT THE TO KWA WAN SOUTH AREA COMMITTEE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION HELD AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE.

♦WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM AND THE SETTING UP OF DISTRICT BOARDS, THE ROLES OF THE AREA COMMITTEES HAVEBECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT,* HE SAID.

♦ASIDE FROM HELPING THE GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, THE AREA COMMITTEES PLAY VERY IMPORTANT CONSULTATIVE ROLES IN DSTRICT AFFAIRS.+

MR NG SAID THE TO KWA WAN SOUTH AREA COMMITTEE, FORMED 11 YEARS AGO, HAD BEEN ORGANISING MANY RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.

THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE AREA COMMITTEE, FEATURED TWO HOURS OF SINGING AND PLAYING A CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, AND FOLK DANCE PERFORMANCES BY SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

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FESTIVAL FUN ARRANGED FOR RESIDENTS * * *

ON

THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR IAN MACPHERSON, AND MRS MACPHERSON WILL SHARE THE FESTIVE SPIRIT W'ITH TAI PO RESIDENTS IN A CARNIVAL TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 22).

THE CARNIVAL, STARTING AT 7 PM, WILL BE HELD AT THE TAI PO PLAYGROUND, HEUNG SZE HUI ROAD.

ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE PERFORMANCES BY FAMOUS SINGERS, A LANTERN DESIGN CONTEST, LANTERN RIDDLES, A PUPPET SH< AND STALLS.

GAMES

/THE HIGHLIGHT .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 198?

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THE HIGHLIGHT WILL BE A SWITCH-ON CEREMONY FOR A JUMBO LANTFrN, TO BE PERFORMED BY MR MACPHERSON.

THE EVENT IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE WITH DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

LEBRATIONS WILL ALSO BE HELD IN VARIOUS OTHER DISTRICTS DURING THE STIVAL.

IN KWUN TONG, A CARNIVAL WITH A DISPLAY OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE HANDICRAFTS, FILM SHOWS, AND ELECTRONIC GAMES FOR CHILDREN, WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY EVENING AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATION GROUND, TSUI PING ROAD.

THERE WILL ALSO BE FORTUNE TELLING, CHINESE DANCES, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC AND SINGING BY THE KWUN TONG CHILDREN’S CHORUS.

A LANTERN EXHIBITION WILL ALSO BE HELD AT THE PLAYGROUND, WITH ENTRIES BY LOCAL RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS TO A RECENT LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KEVIN MAK, AND URBAN COUNCILLOR, MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT, WILL OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 7.45 PM.

TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS IN EASTERN DISTRICT WILL ATTEND A LANTERN CARNIVAL TO BE HELD AT THE SHAU KEI WAN FACTORY STREET PLAYGROUND.

STARTING AT 7 PM, THE CARNIVAL WILL INCLUDE A VARIETY SHOW, LION DANCES, A LUCKY DRAW AND GAMES STALLS.

ON THE FOLLOWING DAY, A SIMILAR EVENT WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM AT THE KING’S ROAD PLAYGROUND FOR NORTH POINT AND CAUSEWAY BAY RESIDENTS.

IN SHAM SHUi PO TOMORROW, THE MEI FOO MID-AUTUMN CARNIVAL, FEATURING POPULAR NUMBERS BY TV ARTISTES, DISCO DANCES, MAGIC SHOWS AND LANTERN RIDDLES, WILL BE HELD AT THE LAI CHI KOK GARDEN AT 8 PM.

ON THURSDAY, A CARNIVAL WILL BE STAGED AT THE SHEK KIP MEI PARK AT 8 PM.

ELSEWHERE AT THE MAPLE STREET PLAYGROUND, A THREE-HOUR ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME INCLUDING FOLK DANCES, SINGING, ACROBATICS AND CHINESE PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION WILL BE HE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24), STARTING AT 7 PM.

IN KOWLOON CITY, A VARIETY SHOW FOR 3 000 PEOPLE WILL BE STAGED ON THURSDAY AT 8 PM IN THE KO SHAN ROAD PARK.

A DISPLAY OF SMALL AND GIANT LANTERNS WILL BE MOUNTED IN THE PARK FROM 3 PM. THE LANTERNS ARE ENTRIES OF TWO RECENT DESIGN COMPETITIONS SUBMITTED BY LOCAL RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1983

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CONCERT * * *

THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, THE YAUMATEl/TSIMSHATSUI ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION AND THE NEW WORlD CENTRE WILL JOINTLY PRESENT A +MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CONCERT* ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1983 AT 3 PM IN THE NEW WORLD PLAZA IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

THE CONCERT PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE CHINESE FOLK SONGS, MID—AUTUMN FESTIVAL SONGS, AND CHINESE FOLK DANCES, TO BE PERFORMED BY THE +CHINESE FOLK SINGING CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE* OF THE MUSIC OFFICE.

THE ENSEMBLE COMPRISING MORE THAN 50 CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN SEVEN AND 12 WILL BE DRESSED IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE COSTUMES.

MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE’S ’WEST KOWLOON YOUTH CHINESE ORCHESTRA’. IN ADDITION, ’THE YAUMATE 1/ TS IMSHATSUI DANCING TEAM’ WILL ALSO PERFORM IN TWO ITEMS OF CHINESE DA'ICE.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

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YOUNG MUSICIANS TO COMPETE FOR AWARDS * * * *

COMPETITION FOR THE 1984 HONG KONG YOUNG MUSICIANS’ AWARDS, ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE COMPOSERS AND AUTHORS SOCIETY OF HONG KONG (CASH), WILL START

IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR.

ADJUDICATION WILL BE IN THREE STAGES ---- THE PRELIMINARY AND

THE SEMI-FINALS WILL BE HELD IN NOMVEMBER AND DECEMBER, AND THE FINALS ON JANUARY 14 AND 15 AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALL. THE ADJUDICATION PANEL WILL COMPRISE RENOWNED LOCAL AND OVERSEAS

MUSICIANS.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE AWARDS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, THE MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR MR CLIVE OXLEY SAID THAT CHAMBER MUSIC WOULD BE INCLUDED AS A COMPETITION ITEM FOR THE FIRST TIME TH Is Y_AP

+IT IS FELT THAT THIS IS A RELATIVELY UNEXPLORED AREA IN THE LOCAL MUSIC SCENE WHICH DESERVES POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENT,* HE EXPLAINED.

THE COMPETITION WAS INTRODUCED IN 1981, UNDER THt TITLE OF THE HONG KONG YOUNG MUSIC-MAKERS’ TALENT QUEST AND HAS BROUGH i FORTH MANY OUTSTANDING YOUNG MUSICIANS.

THE COMPETITION HAS BEEN RETITLED THE +1984 HONG KONG YOUNG MUSICIANS’ AWARDS + TO REFLECT MORE CORRECTLY ITS AIMS.

/THE AWARDS .......

TUESDAY, SEPTSNBER 20, 19'8?

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THE AWARDS ARE OPEN TO ALL LOCAL AMATEUR MUSICIANS WHO ARE 30 YEARS OF AGE OR UNDER ON JANUARY 1, 1984 (WESTERN RECKONING).

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE AWARDS ARE J

K TO RAISE THE STANDARDS OF COMPOSING AND PERFORMING SERIOUS MUSIC ;

* TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AMATEUR MUSICIANS TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND TALENTS IN COMPOSING AND PERFORMING SERIOUS MUSIC ; AND

# TO AROUSE INTEREST IN THE APPRECIATION OF SERIOUS MUSIC.

THERE WILL BE TWO SECTIONS EACH IN THE COMPOSITION CATEGORY AND THE CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE CATEGORY, ONE FOR WESTERN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND THE OTHER FOR CHINESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

IN THE COMPOSITION CATEGORIES, THE WORK SUBMITTED BY THE COMPOSER SHOULD NOT BE LONGER THAN 12 MINUTES AND SHOULD BE SCORED FOR NOT MORE THAN 12 PLAYERS. WORKS SELECTED FOR ENTRY TO THc SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS MAY BE PERFORMED EITHER BY THE PARTICIPANTS THEMSELVES OR BY PROFESSIONAL PERFORMERS

TO BE ENGAGED

BY THE ORGANISERS.

IN THE CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES, THE DURATION OF PERFORMANCE SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 12 MINUTES AND THE SIZE OF EACH PARTICIPATING GROUP MAY VARY FROM THREE TO 13 MEMBERS WHICH MAY INCLUDE ONE VOCALIST.

RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WILL COVER ALL EVENTS LIVE.

CASH PRIZES OF $3 000, $1 500 AND $500 WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST THREE WINNERS OF EACH SECTION IN THE FOUR CATEGORIES.

PAMPHLETS AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE HONG KONG MUSIC CENTRE AT 2 HARBOUR ROAD, 9TH FLOOR, WAN CHAI, ON OR ocrORE OCTOBER 22, 1983.

FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE TELEPHONE 5-283257.

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MINI-SOCCER CONTEST FOR KOWLOON RESIDENTS # # * *

THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT’S KOWLOON CITY OFFICE WILL BE STAGING A SERIES OF MINI-SOCCER CO- CTIT IONS FOR RESIDENTS.

APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN AND 64 TEAMS, EACH COMPRISING 10 PLAYERS, WILL BE ACCEPTED.

/KICK-OFF .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1983

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UNT F ^OVEMBER^t °N °CT°BER 15’ AND THE SER,ES W,LL LAST

।HE MATCHED ARE TO BE PLAYED BETWEEN 7 PM AND 9.30 PM FROM MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS AT THE MA TAU WAI, ARGYLE STREET, PERTH STREET AND KO SHAN ROAD PLAYGROUNDS.

ENTRY FEE IS $20 PER TEAM AND ENTRANTS MUST BE AGED 15 AND ABOVE.

THE KOWLOON CITY RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER, MR LOUIE CHI-TING SAID THE TOURNAMENTS ARE ORGANISED WITH THE BACKING OF THE AREA’S DISTRICT BOARD.

♦OUR AIM IS TO PROMOTE SOCCER WITHIN THE VARIOUS SUB-DISTRICTS IN THE AREA AND TO IMPROVE SKILL,* MR LOUIE SAID.

♦WINNERS AND RUNNERS-UP WILL BE PRESENTED WITH TROPHIES AND OTHER PRIZES.*

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SPORTS SERVICE OFFICE AT NO. 1 MA TAU KOK ROAD, BUILDING, KOWLOON CITY.

RECREATION AND

GOVERNMENT OFFICES

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WAN CHAI, NT WATER MAINS WORKS * * *

CHAI AND

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN WAN ....

IN THF NORTH DISTRICT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS BETWEEN FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AND SATURDAY FOR

WATER MAINS WORK.

IN WAN CHAI, SUPPLY TO PRAISES BOUNDED BY QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, MONMOUTH PATH, KENNEDY ROAD AND ST. FRANCIS STREET, INCLUDING ANTON STREET, LANDALE STREET, 2-22 HENNESSY ROAD AND 6-44 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE STOPPED FROM 11 PM ON FRIDA T 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

IN NORTH DISTRICT, WATER WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 PM Oi\ FRIDAY TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT J^OSE ON-ROUTE VILLAS, VILLAGES AND ALL PREMISES ALONGt TAI PO ROAD BETWEEN TONG HANG TSUEN SHEUNG SHU I CROSS ROAD; CASTLE ^AK ROAD BETWEEN SHEUNG SHU I C«OSS road AND 1 OK MA CHAU SAN TIN; FAN KAM ROAD BETWEEN ontUNb onui ®“s‘“ad0a»4tsiJ Seng; Jockey club road between fahling

FUNG AVENUE, INCLUDING SHEK WU HUI AND

ROUNDABOUT AND SAN SHEUNG SHU I TSUEN.

ALSO AFFECTED AVENUE AND MAN KAM STATION AND MUK WU

WILL BE MAN KAM TO ROAD BETWEEN SAN FUNG TO POLICE STATION INCLUDING LO WU RAILWAY PUMPING STATION; SHA TAU KOK ROADU^T^^N FANLING ROUNDABOUT AND SHA TAU KOK MARKET INCLUDING LUEN WO HUI AND ON LOK TSUEN ; AND PING CHE ROAD BETWEEN HUNG LENG AND TA KWU LING

POLICE STATION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRESS CONFERENCE ON TEXTILES CONTROL SYSTEM .................. 1

PORT SETS RECORD FOR MONTH ................................... 1

DISABLED GATHER FOR CLOSER HARMONY ........................... 3

SITE TENANCY INVITED ......................................... 4

TAI HING SUB-OFFICE OPENS .................................... 4

ROOFTOP SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED .......................... 5

SHING ON STREET REOPENS ...................................... 5

WATER SUSPENSION ................ e

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1983

1

NOTE TO EDITORS :

PRESS CONFERENCE ON TEXTILES CONTROL SYSTEM * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE 1983 REVIEW OF THE TEXTILES EXPORT CONTROL SYSTEM, WILL BE HELD AT 11.30 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AT THE GIS THEATRE, 5TH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR CF TRADE, MR JOHN CHAN, AND THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRADE, C.W. LAU WILL BE PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE.

COPIES OF THE REVIEW REPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE THEATRE AT 9.30 AM. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES PLEASE NOTE THAT CONTENTS OF THE REPORT SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL THE PRESS CONFERENCE IS OVER.

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER. TV AND RADIO STATIONS REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO SET UP THEIR EQUIPMENT BY 11,15 AM.

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PORT SETS RECORD FOR MONTH K M M

THE MONTH OF

DURING

AN ALL TIME RECORD WAS ACHIEVED IN THE PORT

AUGUST 1983, IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER OF OCEAN-GOING VESSELS WHICH ARRIVED , AND, IN RESPECT OF THE TONNAGE OF CARGO LOADED, SO MUCH SO THAT 1983 IS LIKELY TO BREAK ALL RECORDS PREVIOUSLY ESTABLISHED A MARINE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

ALTHOUGH THE NUMBER OF OCEAN-GOING VESSELS WHICH ENTERED HONG KONG IN AUGUST 1983, INCREASED BY ONLY SOME 9.0 PERCENT OVER AUGUST 1982, ENORMOUS PERCENTAGE INCREASES WERE EXPERIENCED IN CARGO BOTH LOADED AND DISCHARGED IN HONG KONG.

A REMARKABLE INCREASE OF 39.8 PERCENT WAS RECORDED IN CARGO LOADED BY OCEAN-GOING VESSELS, WHEREAS AN INCREASE OF SOME 24.3 PERCENT WAS RECORDED FOR CARGO DISCHARGED.

EVEN LARGER INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN RIVER TRADE ACTIVITIES, WHERE A GROWTH OF SOME 79.2 PERCENT WAS RECORDED IN TERMS OF CARGO LOADED BY RIVER TRADE VESSELS, HE SAID.

A SUMMARY OF THE INCREASES IS AS FOLLOWS s-

COMPARATIVE PORT STATISTICS FOR OCEAN-GOING VESSELS

AUGUST 1983

AUGUST 1982 CHANGE PER CENT INCREASE

NUMBER OF OCEAN-GOING VESSELS ENTERED

1.019

935 + 8.98PC

/NET REGISTERED ......

VZEDNESDAT, SEPTEMBER 21, 1983

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i.T REGISTERED TONNAGE OF OCEAN-GOING VESSELS ENTERED

CARGO DISCHARGED BY CCEAN-GOING VESSELS (IN TONNES)

CARGO LOADED BY OCEAN-GOING VESSELS (IN TONNES)

TOTAL CARGO LOADED AND DISCHARGED BY OCEAN-GOING VESSELS (IN TONNES)

6,195,661

2,569,877

954,580

3,524,457

5.439,670 + 13.90PC

2,067,770 + 24.28PC

682,887 + 39.78PC

2,750,657 + 28.13PC

COMPARATIVE PORT STATISTICS FOR RIVER TRADE VESSELS

CARGO DISCHARGED BY RIVER TRADE VESSELS

(IN TONNES) 376,170 293,880 + 28.00PC

CARGO LOADED BY

RIVER TRADE VESSELS

(IN TONNES) 122,776 68,530 ♦ 79.16PC

TOTAL CARGO LOADED AND DISCHARGED BY RIVER TRADE VESSELS

(IN TONNES) 498,946 362,410 ♦ 37.67PC

TOTAL COMPARATIVE PORT STATISTICS OCEAN GOING PLUS RIVER TRADE

TOTAL CARGO DISCHARGED

BY ALL VESSELS

(IN TONNES) 2,946,047 2,361,650 + 24.75PC

TOTAL CARGO LOADED

BY ALL VESSELS

(TONNES) 1,077,356 751,417 + 43.38PC

TOTAL CARGO LOADED

AND DISCHARGED BY

ALL VESSELS

(IN TONNES) 4,023,403 3,113,067 + 29.24PC

PROVISIONAL FIGURES AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST 8 MONTHS OF 1983 (JANUARY TO AUGUST INCLUSIVE) SHOW AN OVERALL INCREASE OF 25.4 PERCENT OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 1982 IN RESPECT OF THE TONNAGE OF CARGO LOADED IN HONG KONG.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1983

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DISABLED GATHER FOR CLOSER HARMONY

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THE FAR EASTERN REGIONAL CAMP FOR HANDICAPPED YOUNG PEOPLE WAS OPENED THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, AT ,THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY.

SEVENTY DELEGATES FROM SEVEN COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES — SOUTH KOREA, JAPAN, TAIWAN, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, MACAU AND HONG KONG — ARE TAKING PART IN THE WEEK-LONG CAMP, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE HELD HERE.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, MR CHAMBERS SAID THE CAMP AIMED TO ESTABLISH RELATIONSHIPS AND UNDERSTANDING AMONG HANDICAPPED YOUTH FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, AND TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER BY EXCHANGING EXPERIENCES IN REHABILITATION WORK.

DURING THE WEEK, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE SEEING A WIDE VARIETY OF REHABILITATION SERVICES AND VISITING PLACES OF INTEREST.

+1 AM SURE THAT THROUGH THESE VISITS, TALKS, SEMINARS AND EXCHANGES OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE, NEW IDEAS ON WORKING WITH AND FOR THE HANDICAPPED WILL EMERGE AND BEAR FRUIT IN THE DAYS TO COME,* MR CHAMBERS SAID.

HE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ORGANISERS, THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF HANDICAPPED YOUTH, FOR THEIR SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED, WHICH INCLUDED AN ACTIVITIES CENTRE, A HALF-WAY HOSTEL, A SELF-SUPPORTING WORKSHOP AND A DRIVING SCHOOL.

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NOTING THAT THE FEDERATION WAS FOUNDED BY THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED THEMSELVES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE WELFARE AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAMBERS SAID + IT IS A FINE EXAMPLE WHICH DEMONSTRATES THE HANDICAPPED PEOPLE CAN DO A GREAT DEAL TO HELP THEMSELVES.*

ONE OF THE AIMS OF THE FEDERATION, HE SAID, WAS TO PROMOTE REHABILITATION SERVICES THROUGH THE SHARING OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER AGENCIES IN THIS FIELD, BOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD.

MR CHAMBERS EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT MORE SIMILAR EXCHANGE CAMPS WOULD BE HELD IN THE FUTURE.

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SITE TENANCY INVITED

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THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A SITE AT YEN CHAU STREET, SHAM SHU I PO.

THE SITE, MEASURING ABOUT 5 770 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR FEE PAYING VEHICLE PARK PURPOSE.

THE TENANCY IS FOR 18 MONTHS AND MONTHLY THEREAFTER.

THE DEADLINE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS FOR THE SITE IS NOON ON OCTOBER 7.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND PLAN INSPECTED AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (KOWLOON WEST), KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 10TH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

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THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE’S SUB-OFFICE IN TAI HING PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE WAS OPENED TODAY, PROVIDING SERVICES TO 70 000 RESIDENTS.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RICKY FUNG, SAID THE NEW OFFICE WOULD SERVE AS A GOOD VENUE FOR RESIDENTS TO AIR THEIR VIEWS AND MAKE ENQUIRIES.

+IN SO DOING, THE GOVERNMENT MAY THEREFORE BE AWARE OF THE NEEDS AND THE OPINIONS OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY.* HE SAID. '

THE SUB-OFFICE, SITUATED AT UNITS 17-20 ON THE GROUND FLOOR CF HING FAI HOUSE, IS OPEN FROM 8.45 AM TO 5.15 PM ON WEEKDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO 12 NOON ON SATURDAYS.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 0-824104.

SERVICES PROVIDED AT THE SUB-OFFICE INCLUDE THE ADMINISTERING OF STATUTORY DECLARATIONS, DISTRIBUTION OF GOVERNMENT FORMS AND INFORMATION PAMPHLETS, HANDLING COMPLAINTS, ANSWERING ENQUIRIES ON GOVERNMENT SERVICES, AND MAKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR CLIENTS SEEKING FREE LEGAL ADVICE.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF HEUNG YEE KUK AND THE TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR LAU WONG-FAT AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, MR NIP CHAK-TONG AND NG CHEUK-TAI.

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ROOFTOP SCHOOL IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED * * * *

PLANS FOR THE FOUR ROOFTOP PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN TIN WAN WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AFTERNOON.

IT HAS BEEN PROPOSED THAT TWO OF THE MORE FULLY ENROLLED SCHOOLS BE RETAINED AFTER IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT. AND THE OTHER TWO SCHOOLS BE PHASED OUT.

THE FOUR SCHOOLS WHICH WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF DISCUSSION ARE THE ABERDEEN KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION FONG SHU CHUEN PRIMARY SCHOOL, THE MAGDALENE OF CANOSSA SCHOOL, THE SKH CHI NAM PRIMARY SCHOOL AND THE PO LEUNG KUK CFA KAP SHEN PRIMARY SCHOOL.

AT THE MEETING, BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE PROPOSED COOKED FOOD CENTRE AT NAM LONG SHAN ROAD.

THEY WILL REVIEW THE BOARD’S CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARIES, IN LIGHT CF PAST EXPERIENCE AND THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIO-POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

REPORTS ON TWO SEMINARS ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF RELIGIOUS BODIES AND LOCAL MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS AND KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS, WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

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SHING ON STREET REOPENS

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SHING ON STREET IN SAI WAN HO HAS BEEN REOPENED TO TRAFF TODAY (SEPTEMBER 21), FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF ROAD WORKS.

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WATER SUSPENSION MX*

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO ALL PREMISES AND VILLAGES IN SHAM TSENG AND TSI NG LUNG TAU WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) TO 7 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR WATER MAINS WORK.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MP'S INSPECT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ............................... 1

MEETING NEEDS OF THE DISABLED.................................... 2

CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH SPECIAL APPEAL .................... 4

TENDERS INVITED FOR TAXI LICENCES ............................... 6

BOARD MEMBERS TO VISIT SHA TIN .................................. 6

FIVE NT SPORTS GROUNDft RE-OPEN ................................. 7

SUPPORT URGED FOR YOUTH CLUB .................................... 7

SPORTS EVENTS FOR SOUTHERN RESIDENTS ............................ 8

SUNDAY CARNIVAL ................................................. 8

TENDERS CALLED FOR TUEN MUN PROJECTS ............................ 9

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC PLAN ........................................   9

PROHIBITED ZONES IN TUEN MUN

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1983

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MP’S INSPECT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS * * *

FIVE BRITISH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT VISITED SHAM SHUI PO AND SHA TIN TODAY (THURSDAY) TO HAVE A FIRST HAND LOOK AT COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND DEVELOPMENTS THERE.

THE CONSERVATIVE MP’S, MR GRAHAM BRIGHT, MR TREVOR SKEET, W CYRIL TOWNSEND, MR JOHN LEE AND MR MICHAEL COLVIN, WERE ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, ER PATRICK HASE.

AT SHAM SHUI PO, THEY WERE JOINED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, W MARTIN WHITE; THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CITY SERVICES, MR T.K. CHOY AND THE CHIEF PUBLIC WORKS OFFICER OF THE URBAN AREA DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION, MR JOHN DODWELL.

THE GROUP FIRST TOURED THE TAI HANG TUNG AND NAM SHAN ESTATES WHERE THE MP’S WERE BRIEFED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HOUSING, FROM THE EARLY DAY RESETTLEMENT BLOCKS TO THE LATEST SELF-CONTAINED HOUSING ESTATES.

THEY ALSO SAW A WALL MURAL PROJECT FUNDED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD BEFORE GOING TO THE PEI HO STREET BAZAAR TO SEE THE OPERATION CF MORE THAN 1 OOO HAWKERS TRADING THERE. THEY WERE TOLD OF PLANS TO RESITE THE HAWKERS TO A NINE-STOREY MARKET COMPLEX TO BE BUILT ON THE SITE.

THE PARTY THEN WENT TO THE NAM CHEONG AREA TO INSPECT REAR LANES WHERE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES HAD BEEN CLEARED AS PART OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S ON-GOING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME.

THE MP’S ALSO WENT UP TO A ROOFTOP FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE OLD SHAM SHUI PO AS WELL AS THE CHEUNG SHA WAN RECLAMATION AND THE SHAM SHUI PO PARK NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THEY LATER TRAVELLED BY THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY TO MEI FOO SUN CHUEN AND THEN TO CHING LAI COURT TO SEE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS NOW TAKING PLACE AT THE LAI CHI KOK BAY RECLAMATION.

IN THE AFTERNOON, THE MP’S WENT TO THE LION’S PAVILION IN SHA TIN WHERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR DONALD TSANG, BRIEFED THEM ON THE NEW TOWN’S DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

LATER, THEY MET A DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR CHOY KAN-PUI AND AN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER OF THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, MR RICHARD BURN, FOR A TOUR OF TIN SAM VILLAGE.

TIN SAM IS UNDERGOING THE FIRST VILLAGE EXPANSION SCHEME TO INCORPORATE THE RESUMPTION OF PRIVATE LAND.

A SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE SCHEME IS THAT WHILE RETAINING THE EXISTING OLD VILLAGE CENTRE, TOWN PLANNERS HAVE DESIGNED VARIOUS SERVICES TO ENSURE THAT THE VILLAGE WILL INTEGRATE WITH THE SURROUNDING MODERN HIGHRISE BUILDINGS.

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MEETING NEEDS OF THE DISABLED K * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS JUST COMMISSIONED A SURVEY TO IDENTIFY AND QUANTIFY THE TRANSPORT NEEDS OF THE DISABLED, THE EXTENT TO WHICH THESE NEEDS ARE BEING MET AND THE SHORTFALL, A SENIOR GOVERNMENT SOCIAL WORK OFFICER, MR C.M. LEUNG, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

MR LEUNG WAS SPEAKING AT THE 1983 FAR EASTERN REGIONAL CAMP OF HANDICAPPED YOUTH ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF HANDICAPPED YOUTH AT THE LADY MACLEHOSE CENTRE IN POKFULAM.

OUTLINING THE VARIOUS WAYS IN WHICH THE NEEDS OF THE DISABLED WERE MET, HE SAID THAT FOLLOWING A SERIES OF ACCESS SURVEYS, THE GOVERNMENT TOOK STEPS TO MAKE GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED.

+ALSO, THE GOVERNMENT HAS PREPARED A CODE OF PRACTICE ON THE DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HANDICAPPED SO AS TO FACILITATE THE DISABLED WITH LOCOMOTIVE CAPABILITY IN GOING TO WORK, TREATMENT, TRAINING AND OTHER DAILY ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL TO THEIR REHABILITATION AND INTEGRATION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY,* HE ADDED.

MR LEUNG SAID THAT IF A DEFECT OR ABNORMALITY WAS SUSPECTED, A CHILD WOULD BE REFERRED TO A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CHILD ASSESSMENT CENTRE.

SIX SUCH CENTRES, SERVING ALL PARTS OF HONG KONG, ARE PLANNED FOR COMPLETION BY 1986.

HE ALSO SAID 360 PLACES WERE PROVIDED IN SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRES AND 366 PLACES IN ORDINARY CHILD CARE CENTRES AS PART OF A PROGRAMME TO INTEGRATE CHILDREN WHO HAVE LESS SEVERE DISABILITIES, WITH NORMAL CHILDREN.

♦PRESENT PLANNING,* HE SAID, +PROVIDES FOR THESE NUMBERS TO INCREASE BY 120 AND 90 PER ANNUM.*

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MR LEUNG SAID, WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR CO-ORDINATING PROGRAMMES TO PROVIDE NINE YEARS OF FREE GENERAL EDUCATION FOR DISABLED CHILDREN, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR DEGREE OF HANDICAP.

REFERRING TO VOCATIONAL TRAINING, MR LEUNG SAID THAT THIS WOULD, WHERE POSSIBLE, TAKE PLACE IN ORDINARY TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, BUT SPECIAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES WERE ALSO PROVIDED.

HE SAID THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE RECENTLY TOOK OVER FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSISTING THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED, BLIND AND DEAF PERSONS TO FIND SUITABLE OPEN EMPLOYMENT.

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO PROVIDE PLACEMENT SERVICE TO THE EX-MENTALLY ILL AND THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

MR LEUNG SAID THAT SHELTERED WORK WAS PROVIDED FOR THOSE SERIOUSLY DISABLED PEOPLE WHO WERE UNABLE TO COPE WITH THE PRESSURES OF A NORMAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT OR OF INDEPENDENT LIVING.

HE ALSO SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD JUST COMPLETED A REVIEW OF THE OPERATIONS OF SHELTERED WORKSHOPS. +THIS REVIEW HAS UNDERLINED THE IMPORTANCE OF PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF WORK OPPORTUNITIES TO CATER FOR THE VARYING ABILITIES AND ASPIRATIONS OF DISABLED WORKERS,+ HE SAID.

APART FROM PROVIDING DOMESTIC UNITS FOR THE DISABLED EITHER THROUGH THE COMPASSIONATE REHOUSING SCHEME OR THROUGH THE NORMAL PUBLIC ALLOCATION SYSTEM, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY ALSO FUNDED COMPREHENSIVE HOME AND ESTATE MODIFICATIONS, TO MAXIMISE MOBILITY AND ACCESS WITHIN AND AROUND THE HOMES OF THE DISABLED PERSONS, HE SAID.

MR LEUNG SAID RESIDENTIAL CARE WAS NEEDED FOR THOSE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PEOPLE WHO:

* LIVE IN REMOTE AREAS AND HAVE TO ATTEND SCHOOLS;

M ARE CHILDREN WHO CANNOT BE CARED FOR AT HOME FOR VARIOUS SOCIAL REASONS;

X HAVE NO FAMILIES OR RELATIVES TO CARE FOR THEM AND WHO CANNOT LIVE INDEPENDENTLY.

HE SAID ALSO THAT RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ARE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE DISABLED IN TWO BROAD CATEGORIES:

X BY ESTABLISHING SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR DISABLED PEOPLE AND CONDUCTING PROGRAMMES TAILORED TO THE INDIVIDUALS’ PARTICULAR ABILITIES AND POSSIBLE POTENTIAL; AND

* BY MAKING GENERAL FACILITIES ACCESSIBLE TO DISABLED PEOPLE.

+THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND ITS SUBVENTED AGENCIES ARE INVOLVED IN DEVELOPING AND ENCOURAGING BOTH FORMS OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES,+ HE SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE TEXT OF MR LEUNG’S SPEECH MAY BE COLLECTED FROM THE GIS PRESS ROOM.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1983

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CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH SPECIAL APPEAL *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS SOLD 2 157 CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS, RAISING OVER $29 MILLION FOR CHARITY, SINCE AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION MARKS BEGAN TEN YEARS AGO.

THE PRICES PAID FOR THEM SHOW THE SPECIAL APPEAL THESE LICENCE NUMBERS HAVE FOR SOME PEOPLE.

A LONE NUMBER +3+ FETCHED A RECORD SUM OF $1 030 000 AT A RECENT AUCTION. IT HAD BEEN ALLOTED BEFORE THE FIRST AUCTION WAS INTRODUCED AND WAS SURRENDERED TO THE DEPARTMENT RECENTLY.

THE NUMBER WITH THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE ON RECORD WAS +6+, SOLD FOR $330 000 AT THE 40TH AUCTION IN DECEMBER 1978.

IT WENT TO A SHAW FAMILY FOR WHOM +6+ APPEARS TO HAVE SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE. THE SAME FAMILY HAS SUCCESSFULLY BID FOR AX66, AZ66 AND AE6 AT OTHER AUCTIONS.

ANOTHER FAMILY HAS BEEN MORE INTERESTED IN +7+. RECORDS SHOW THAT HK7, XX7, XX7777, AC7 AND AH7777 ALL WENT TO IT.

TO NAME ANOTHER EXAMPLE — 2222, AA2222, XX2222, AE2222, AC2222 AND AF2Z2Z WERE GRASPED BY A PRIVATE COMPANY.

THE THIRD HIGHEST PRICE ON RECORD IS $290 000, FOR NUMBER 7777, FOLLOWED BY $210 000 FOR CM1, $206 000 FOR 10 AND $200 000 FOR 118.

THERE ARE 472 NUMBERS SET ASIDE BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT FOR AUCTIONS FOR EACH PREFIX — LETTERS PRECEDING THE NUMERAL — TO BE ISSUED. THEY ARE LISTED IN THE SIXTH SCHEDULE OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC (REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VEHICLES) REGULATIONS (CAP. 220). THESE NUMBERS ARE OF INTERESTING PATTERNS, SUCH AS 101, 1100, 1111, OR 1010.

IN ADDITION, ALL NUMBERS WITHOUT A PREFIX ARE ALSO SCHEDULED FOR AUCTION.

IN JULY 1978, LEGISLATION WAS AMENDED TO GIVE THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT POWER TO SELL +NON-SCHEDULED+ REGISTRATION MARKS IN VIEW OF KEEN INTEREST IN SOME NUMBERS OUTSIDE THE REGISTRATION MARKS SCHEDULE.

TO AVOID SCRAMBLE AND MALPRACTICE, A SYSTEM WAS INTRODUCED BY WHICH ANYONE MAY APPLY FOR THE RESERVATION OF A NON-SCHEDULED REGISTRATION MARK FOR AUCTION ON PAYMENT OF $1 000, PROVIDED THE NUMBER IS AVAILABLE.

NON-SCHEDULED REGISTRATION MARKS HAVE SPECIAL OR LUCKY MEANINGS FOR THE BIDDER. FOR INSTANCE, IN CANTONESE THE NUMBER 1328 PHONETICALLY SOUNDS MUCH LIKE +EASY TO BECOME RICH THE WHOLE LIFE THROUGH-*- AND +662+ SOUNDS CLOSE TO +EVERY WAY EASY+.

THE LOWEST AUCTION PRICE ON RECORD IS $1 000. THE SECOND AND THIRD LOWEST ARE $1 300 AND $1 500.

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THE AVERAGE PRICE IS ABOUT 520 300 FOR A SCHEDULED NUMBER AND ABOUT $3 900 FOR A NON-SCHEDULED NUMBER.

OF THE NUMBERS SOLD THROUGH AUCTIONS SO FAR, THE EARLIEST REGISTRATION MARK IS +3+ AND THE LATEST +DA 7879+.

MR WARREN CHENG, SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF LICENSING, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, SAID THE PURPOSE OF AUCTIONING SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION MARKS WAS TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM PROFITEERING THROUGH SELLING THE NUMBERS THEY HAD ACQUIRED.

MR CHENG RECALLED THAT SPECULATION ON CAR NUMBERS HAD BEEN COMMON BEFORE AUCTIONS WERE INTRODUCED.

HE EMPHASISED THAT ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE AUCTIONS ARE GIVEN TO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND, WHICH IS USED FOR CHARITY.

MR CHENG CAUTIONED THE PUBLIC AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS PEOPLE WHO OFFER TO SELL THEM CARS TOGETHER WITH SPECIAL REGISTRATION MARKS.

+SCHEDULED REGISTRATION MARKS CAN ONLY BE ACQUIRED THROUGH AUCTIONS AND ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE.

+0N THE DEATH OF THE OWNER, THE NUMBER WILL BE TAKEN BACK BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT FOR POSSIBLE RE-ALLOCATION THROUGH ANOTHER AUCTION,* HE EXPLAINED.

AUCTIONS OF CAR REGISTRATION MARKS DATE BACK TO 1973 WHEN THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT WAS EMPOWERED BY LAW TO SELL SCHEDULED REGISTRATION MARKS.

THE FIRST AUCTION WAS HELD ON MAY 9, 1973, AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CANTEEN. FORTY-NINE NUMBERS WERE SOLD FOR $343 800. THE HIGHEST PRICE -- $30 000 — WAS FETCHED BY AR333.

FROM THE FOURTH AUCTION ONWARD, THE CITY HALL HAS BEEN THE VENUE — WHENEVER IT IS AVAILABLE -- BECAUSE OF ITS CENTRAL LOCATION, MR CHENG SAID.

THE INTERVAL BETWEEN AUCTIONS, MR CHENG SAID, DEPENDS ON THE DEMAND FOR SPECIAL NUMBERS, WHICH, IN TURN, IS AFFECTED BY THE ECONOMIC SITUATION.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE ABOUT 206 000 PRIVATE CARS REGISTERED IN HONG KONG.

REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES IN HONG KONG BEGAN IN 1887 WHEN THE LICENSING CONSOLIDATION ORDINANCE (NO. 21 OF 1887) WAS INTRODUCED.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR TAXI LICENCES ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL BE INVITING TENDERS FOR 300 URBAN AND 150 NEW TERRITORIES TAXI LICENCES.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (THURSDAY), A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TENDER FORMS FOR THE NEW LICENCES WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FROM THE HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE AT MURRAY ROAD, CENTRAL, OR THE KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICE AT DUNDAS STREET, MONG KOK.

TENDER FORMS FOR URBAN TAXI LICENCES WILL BE BLUE IN COLOUR AND THOSE FOR NT TAXI LICENCES WILL BE WHITE.

TENDERERS MUST DEPOSIT $25 000 WITH THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES FOR EACH URBAN TAXI LICENCE AND $15 000 FOR EACH NT TAXI LICENCE THEY SEEK.

ONE TENDER FORM MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR UP TO 300 URBAN TAXI LICENCES AND UP TO 150 OF NT TAXI LICENCES.

A PUBLIC BALLOT MAY BE HELD TO DETERMINE THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS WHICH OFFER THE SAME UNIT PREMIUM.

COMPLETED FORMS, TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL DEPOSIT RECEIPTS, SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE IN SEALED ENVELOPES, ADDRESSED TO THE CHAIRMAN, CENTRAL TENDER BOARD.

THEY SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX ON THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (EAST WING), LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG, BEFORE NOON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1983.

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NOTE TO EDITORS!

BOARD MEMBERS TO VISIT SHA TIN * * * *

ABOUT 35 UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE WAN CHAI, CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARDS WILL VISIT SHA TIN ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) MORNING.

THE ITINERARY WILL INCLUDE VISITS TO THE LION’S PAVILION, THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, THE TSOK POK HANG RESITE VILLAGE AND THE MEI LAM PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT. A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 8.30 AM FOR SHA TIN.

THOSE WISHING TO MAKE THEIR OWN JOURNEY TO SHA TIN SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE, 2 TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD AT 9 AM.

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FIVE NT SPORTS GROUNDS RE-OPEN * * * *

FIVE SPORTS GROUNDS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES HAVE RE-OPENED THIS WEEK FOLLOWING ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND RENOVATION WORK.

THEY ARE KWAI CHUNG SPORTS GROUND, FANLING RECREATION GROUND, TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND, YUEN LONG STADIUM AND SAI KUNG TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE REMAINING TWO — THE YEUNG UK ROAD SPORTS GROUND IN TSUEN WAN AND THE WO Yl HOP ROAD SPORTS GROUND IN KWAI CHUNG — WILL RE-OPEN ON OCTOBER 1.

BESIDES SOCCER PITCHES, THESE SPORTS GROUNDS PROVID^ TRACK AND FIELD FACILITIES.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO BOOK THE SPORTS GROUNDS FOR EXCLUSIVE USE SHOULD CONTACT THEIR DISTRICT URBAN SERVICES OFFICES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE TRACKS AT TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND AND SAI KUNG TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND ARE OPEN TO JOGGERS DAILY FROM 7 AM TO 9 AM.

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SUPPORT URGED FOR YOUTH CLUB X * *

SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS IN HONG KONG ARE URGED TO GIVE THEIR FULL SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB MOVEMENT ADMINISTERED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

IN A CIRCULAR TO SCHOOLS, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ASKS TEACHERS TO ENCOURAGE PRIMARY 4 TO FORM 7 STUDENTS TO JOIN THE CYC, WHICH AIMED AT OFFERING INFORMAL EDUCATION WITHIN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WITH PARTICULAR COMMITMENT TO MORAL EDUCATION AND THE TRAINING OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES.

THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB WAS FORMED IN 1978, AND NOW HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 87 275 FROM 453 PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND 212 SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THE RANGE OF CYC ACTIVITIES IS WIDE, AND INCLUDES VISITS, TALKS, SEMINARS, SURVEYS, COMPETITIONS, EXHIBITIONS AND DEBATES RELATED TO VARIOUS THEMES, SUCH AS CONSERVATION AND COUNTRY PARKS, FIRE PREVENTION, ANTI-CORRUPTION, ROAD SAFETY AND ANTI-SMOKING.

SCHOOL HEADS INTERESTED IN FORMING CYC IN THEIR SCHOOLS CAN CONTACT THE CYC SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, 4TH FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT 5-8392376.

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SPORTS EVENTS FOR SOUTHERN RESIDENTS * * * *

ENTRANTS ARE BEING INVITED FOR A WALKATHON, A MARATHON RACE AND A TELEMATCH WHICH HAVE BEEN ORGANISED AS PART OF A SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL TO BE HELD IN NOVEMBER.

THE WALKATHON AND THE MARATHON RACE, IN WHICH SOME 1 OOO RESIDENTS WILL TAKE PART ON NOVEMBER 6 AT THE ABERDEEN COUNTRY PARK, WILL ALSO MARK THE OPENING OF THE THREE-WEEK FESTIVAL ORGANISED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD.

PARTICIPATION IN THE TELEMATCH ON NOVEMBER 13 AT THE ABERDEEN SPORTS GROUND, WILL BE LIMITED TO 32 TEAMS FROM THE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL SECTORS IN THE DISTRICT ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

CLOSING DATES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE MARATHON RACE, THE TELEMATCH AND THE WALKATHON WILL BE SEPTEMBER 30, OCTOBER 7 AND OCTOBER 15 RESPECTIVELY.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS WAH FU AND STANLEY SUB-OFFICES, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE (SOUTHERN), AND THE ICAC WONG CHUK HANG SUB-OFFICE.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE THREE FUNCTIONS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 5-540271.

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SUNDAY CARNIVAL

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A +POPULATION AND FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION* CARNIVAL WILL BE h£LD FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT THE MAIN SQUARE OF TELFORD GARDENS IN KOWLOON BAY.

THE CARNIVAL, ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, WILL FEATURE AN EXHIBITION ON FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, 10 GAMES STALLS, AND A VARIETY SHOW.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 1.30 PM.

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TENDERS CALLED FOR TUEN MUN PROJECTS * * * *

THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERR I DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR ANOTHER TWO PRO AS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE

THE FIRST PROJECT WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PILING, FOUNDATIONS AND LOWER FLOOR TO A NEW PASSENGER FERRY PIER NEAR THE BUTTERFLY AND WU KING ESTATES AND MELODY GARDENS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE SAID THAT ON COMPLETION, THE NEW FERRY PIER WILL REPLACE THE TEMPORARY ' FERRY PIER FACILITIES NOW IN THE TYPHOON SHELTER, TO PROVIDE MUCH IMPROVED FACILITIES FOR FERRY SERVICES TO THE MAIN URBAN AREAS AND THE NEW TOWN.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR AND IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE WHOLE NEW FERRY PIER, THE SUPERSTRUCTURE OF WHICH WILL BE BUILT UNDER ANOTHER SEPARATE CONTRACT, IS EXPECTED TO BE IN OPERATION BY THE END OF 1985.

WORK ON THE SECOND PROJECT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A grade-separated INTERCHANGE AT THE JUNCTION OF TSING WUN ROAD AND LUNG MUN ROAD AND TWO SUBWAYS AND AN ELEVATED WALKWAY TO PROVIDE SAFE CROSSINGS FOR PEDESTRIANS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IT WOULD ALSO INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SMALL SECTION OF DUAL TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY TO COMPLETE A NEW ROAD WHICH WOULD PROVIDE DIRECT ACCESS FROM TUEN MUN ROAD TO THE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING BUTTERFLY ESTATE, IN THE WESTERN PART OF TUEN MUN.

WORK ON THIS CONTRACT WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

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FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24), THE FOLLOWING TEMPORARY

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED TO FACILITATE ROAD REPAIR WORK AT THE JUNCTION OF NELSON STREET AND FA YUEN STREET FOR ABOUT EIGHT DAYS «-

(1) THERE WILL BE NO LEFT TURN FROM FA YUEN STREET SOUTHBOUND INTO NELSON STREET EASTBOUND- AND NO RIGHT TURN FROM FA YUEN STREET NORTHBOUND INTO NELSON STREET EASTBOUND.

(2) SHAN TUNG STREET BETWEEN FA YUEN STREET AND SAI YEE STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

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PROHIBITED ZONES IN TUEN MUN

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FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 24), THE FOLLOWING ROADS IN TUEN MUN WILL EE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES:

(A) CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR SAN HUI BETWEEN PUI TO ROAD AND THE UNNAMED ROAD CONNECTING CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND ROAD D9 WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES;

(B) PUI TO ROAD BETWEEN TUEN MUN ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED TO ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES ;

(C) THE UNNAMED ACCESS FROM CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR SAN HUI TO ROAD 4B WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE TO ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING PROHIBITED ZONE ON PUI TO ROAD BETWEEN TUEN MUN ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD WHICH PROHIBITS ALL MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES FROM ENTERING, WILL BE RESCINDED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2J, 198?

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR RETURNS TOMORROW .................................... 1

TEXTILES EXPORT CONTROL SYSTEM REVIEWED ...................... 1

SIR PHILIP PRAISES CAS PUBLIC SERVICE ........................

CHILDREN AND THE NEW SEAT BELT LAW ........................... 5

SPORTS TO HELP SPREAD ANTI-SMOKING MESSAGE ................... 6

NEED SEEN FOR MORE SERVICES FOR AGED ......................... 7

YOUTH BAND FESTIVAL SET FOR DECEMBER ......................... 8

RACE DAY TRAFFIC PLAN ANNOUNCED............................... 9

KWUN TONG SCHOOLS FORM LIAISON GROUP ......................... 10

NEWSLETTER ON DB WORK PUBLISHED .............................. 1°

THOUSANDS TAKING PART IN SPORTS FESTIVAL ..................... 11

LAND PAYMENT RATES ANNOUNCED.................................. 12

FENCING COURSES ORGANISED FOR STUDENTS ....................... 12

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THREE PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITIES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED TO HELP NEWSMEN COVER THE RETURN OF THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE- AND THE ARRIVAL OF MR RICHARD LUCE, MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS; AND SIR PERCY CRADOCK, BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO PEKING.

SIR EDWARD RETURNS TO HONG KONG TOMORROW (SATURDAY) ON FLIGHT CA 101, ETA 11.45 AM. PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN ASSIGNED TO COVER HIS RETURN SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING NOT LATER THAN 10.45 AM.

MR LUCE ARRIVES TOMORROW (SATURDAY) EVENING ON FLIGHT CX 712. ETA 9.35 PM. NEWSMEN COVERING HIS ARRIVAL SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM NOT LATER THAN 8.30 PM.

SIR PERCY ARRIVES IN HONG KONG ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) ON FLIGHT CA 101, ETA 11.45 AM. THOSE ASSIGNED TO COVER HIS ARRIVAL SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM NOT LATER THAN 10.45 AM.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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THE RESULTS OF A MAJOR REVIEW OF THE QUOTA SYSTEM BY THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD WERE ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY). THE 14 RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE MEASURES TO PLUG LOOPHOLES IN THE RULE REGARDING PERSISTENT TEMPORARY TRANSFERS OF QUOTAS.

THE BOARD’S REPORT WAS SUBMITTED BY ITS CHAIRMAN, THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL THIS WEEK, WHERE IT WAS APPROVED.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE MODIFIED QUOTA SYSTEM, THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, SAID THAT THE REVIEW WAS THE THIRD OF ITS KIND. SIMILAR REVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN 1976 AND 1980.

♦THESE REVIEWS ARE NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT THE SYSTEM MEETS ITS TWO BASIC OBJECTIVESi FIRST, THAT HONG KONG DISCHARGES FULLY ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER BILATERAL AGREEMENTS AND THE MULTI-FIBRE ARRANGEMENTS, AND SECONDLY, THAT THE QUOTA SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR OPTIMUM UTILISATION OF RESTRAINT LIMITS AGREED WITH IMPORTING COUNTRIES,* MR MACLEOD SAID.

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HE ADDED THAT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE QUOTA SYSTEM IS UNDERLINED BY THE FACT THAT TEXTILES AND CLOTHING ACCOUNT FOR MORE THAN 40 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORTS.

THE 1983 REVIEW STARTED IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR. IT WAS INITIALLY UNDERTAKEN BY AN IN-HOUSE REVIEW COMMITTEE COMPOSED OF OFFICIALS OF THE TRADE AND INDUSTRY BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT AND OF THE TRADE, INDUSTRY AND CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENTS.

THE COMMITTEE INVITED COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ON THE EXISTING QUOTA SYSTEM FROM TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. IT RECEIVED 27 CONTRIBUTIONS AND, HAVING CONSIDERED THEM IN DETAIL, SUBMITTED ITS COMMENTS AND PROPOSALS TO THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD IN JUNE.

THE BOARD FURTHER CONSIDERED THE ISSUES INVOLVED IN DETAIL AND EVENTUALLY PRESENTED A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT TO THE GOVERNMENT IN AUGUST.

DESCRIBING THE MODIFICATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD AND APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT, MR MACLEOD SAID THEY WERE MAINLY CONCERNED WITH THE QUOTA TRANSFER SYSTEM AND THE OPERATION OF FREE QUOTA SCHEMES.

♦THIS CONCENTRATION ON THESE ASPECTS IS NOT SURPRISING,* SAID MR MACLEOD. +THEY BOTH RELATE TO ONE OF OUR CENTRAL CONCERNS, NAMELY HOW TO ENSURE THAT NEWCOMERS TO THE INDUSTRY CAN HAVE A REASONABLE CHANCE OF OBTAINING QUOTA. THE TRANSFERABILITY OF QUOTAS HAS FOR MANY YEARS BEEN A CENTRAL PART OF OUR QUOTA SYSTEM. IT HAS ALSO BEEN THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL ASPECT OF THE SYSTEM AND THE SUBJECT OF CRITICAL COMMENT FROM TIME TO TIME.*

THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD HAS CONCLUDED THAT THE TRANSFER SYSTEM SHOULD CONTINUE IN BEING FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:

* TO FACILITATE OPTIMUM UTILISATION OF QUOTAS BY HONG KONG AS A WHOLE BY PROVIDING FLEXIBILITY TO THE TRADE,

* TO PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR COMPANIES WITH NO OR INSUFFICIENT QUOTAS TO OBTAIN QUOTAS THROUGH THE TRANSFER SYSTEM,

* TO ENCOURAGE QUOTAS TO MOVE FROM THE HANDS OF THOSE WHO ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO USE THEM TO THOSE WHO ARE.

THE BOARD HAS, HOWEVER, RECOMMENDED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE EXISTING RULE REGARDING PERSISTENT TRANSFERORS.

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UNDER THIS RULE, A QUOTA-HOLDER WHO TRANSFERS OUT TEMPORARILY, OVER TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS, 50 PER CENT OR MORE OF HIS TOTAL QUOTA HOLDINGS IN EITHER THE GARMENT OR NON-GARMENT GROUP OF CATEGORIES FOR ANY PARTICULAR MARKET IS LIABLE TO HAVE HIS QUOTAS REDUCED IN THE THIRD YEAR. HOWEVER, THIS LIABILITY CAN BE REDUCED OR ELIMINATED BY ANY TRANSFERS IN.

THIS HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR SOME QUOTA-HOLDERS WHO HAVE PERSISTENTLY TRANSFERRED OUT QUOTAS IN HIGH-DEMAND CATEGORIES TO EVADE THE RULE BY TRANSFERRING IN QUOTAS IN LOW-DEMAND CATEGORIES FOR OFFSETTING PURPOSES. QUOTAS THUS TRANSFERRED IN HAVE OFTEN NOT BEEN USED FOR SHIPMENT AND HAVE THUS BEEN WASTED-.

TO COUNTER THIS PRACTICE, ONLY TRANSFERRED-IN QUOTAS WHICH HAVE BEEN UTILISED WILL IN FUTURE BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN CALCULATING A QUOTA-HOLDER’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS RULE.

IN ADDITION, STRINGENT CONDITIONS WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED TO ENSURE THAT A COMPANY SUPPLYING QUOTAS FOR A PARTICULAR SHIPMENT IS GENUINELY AND DIRECTLY CONCERNED WITH THE MANUFACTURE OR THE EXPORT CF THE GOODS. THIS IS AIMED AT STRENGTHENING THE DETERRENT AGAINST ♦UNDERGROUND* TRANSFERS OF QUOTAS.

THE OTHER MODIFICATIONS RECOMMENDED BY THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD ARE AIMED MAINLY AT DISCOURAGING SPECULATIVE APPLICATIONS FOR FREE QUOTAS.

MR MACLEOD SAID THAT THE TRADE DEPARTMENT WILL SHORTLY BE ANNOUNCING DETAILED ARRANGEMENTS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE VARIOUS MODIFICATIONS.

♦SOME OF THE CHANGES CAN BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY. OTHERS CAN ONLY BE PUT INTO EFFECT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT RESTRAINT PERIOD BECAUSE THEY WOULD AFFECT THE DISPOSITION ALREADY MADE BY QUOTA-HOLDERS,♦ MR MACLEOD SAID.

AS REGARDS THE TIMING OF THE NEXT REVIEW, MR MACLEOD SAID THAT, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD, THE QUOTA SYSTEM WILL HENCEFORTH BE +CONTINUOUSLY MONITORED AND CONSTANTLY REVIEWED, AND ITS PROVISIONS MODIFIED WHERE AND WHEN NECESSARY.+

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SIR PHILIP PRAISES CAS PUBLIC SERVICE

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HONG KONG’S VOLUNTEER CIVIL AID SERVICES WAS PRAISED THIS EVENING BY THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, SIR PHILIP HADDON-CAVE, FOR ITS COMMUNITY WORK.

SIR PHILIP SAID, AS AN EXAMPLE, THAT THE CAS SHOWED +YET AGAIN DURING THE PASSAGE OF TYPHOON ELLEN EARLIER THIS MONTH, WHAT AN INDISPENSABLE ROLE IT PLAYS IN RELIEVING THE PRESSURES ON THE REGULAR SERVICES BY HELPING TO CLEAR DEBRIS AND RESCUE TRAPPED PEOPLE FROM COLLAPSED BUILD INGS.+

+NEARLY A THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS RESPONDED TO THE

CHALLENGE SWIFTLY AND, ALONGSIDE THEIR COLLEAGUES' IN THE REGULAR SERVICES, THEY WORKED QUIETLY AND WITH GREAT EFFICIENCY,+ SIR PHILIP SAID.

SIR PHILIP WAS SPEAKING AS GUEST THIS EVENING AT THE CAS ANNUAL DINNER HELD IN A KOWLOON RESTAURANT.

HE RECALLED THAT THE CAS WAS FORMED IN 1952, BASICALLY AS A CIVIL DEFENCE UNIT OF RECRUITS OBLIGED TO UNDERTAKE SOME FORM OF COMPULSORY NATIONAL SERVICE.

SINCE THEN, HE SAID, IT HAS DEVELOPED INTO A BROAD-BASED ORGANISATION TO HELP WITH NATURAL DISASTERS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES, AS WELL AS CROWD CONTROL DURING FESTIVALS. IT ALSO ENGAGED IN MOUNTAIN RESCUE WORK AMONG OTHER +SPECIAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE+.

CONGRATULATING THE CAS COMMISSIONER, MR ROGER LOBO, AND STAFF ON THE +FINE WORK OF THE DYNAMIC CORPS OF VOLUNTEERS,+ SIR PHILIP SAIDi +1 AM ASSURED THAT THEIR MORALE, AS BEFITS A UNIFORMED AND DISCIPLINED SERVICE, IS UNAFFECTED BY CURRENT ANXIETIES — WHICH, OF COURSE, NONE CAN ESCAPE. IT IS HOW WE COPE WITH SUCH ANXIETIES WHICH MATTERS.*

WELCOMING THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, MR LOBO SAID THE CAS WAS +A LARGE AND HAPPY FAMILY* OF HONG KONG BELONGERS REPRESENTING PRACTICALLY EVERY PROFESSION, TRADE AND SKILL — WITH A SINCERE AIM TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.*

THE CAS MEMBERS WERE EVER READY, WHENEVER CALLED ON, TO CARRY OUT ANY DUTY THEY COULD PERFORM — +ALONE OR SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE OTHER SERVICES,* MR LOBO SAID.

THE CAS HAD RECEIVED 500 REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE LAST YEAR AND WAS NOW HAVING TO BE MORE SELECTIVE +S0 THAT VOLUNTEERS ARE NOT OVER-EXTENDED IN PERFORMING TOO FREQUENT DUTIES.*

WHILE THE CAS WOULD SELDOM, IF EVER, TURN DOWN A REQUEST FOR GENUINE ASSISTANCE, IT MUST NOW EVALUATE ITS PRIORITIES, AS ITS EXPANSION PROGRAMME INTO THE NEW TOWNS, TOGETHER WITH ITS REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAINING AND EFFICIENCY, WAS A MATTER OF PRIORITY.

MR LOBO SAID ALSO THAT AS HONG KONG BELONGERS, CAS MEMBERS STRIVE HARD IN THEIR DUTIES +T0 MAINTAIN THE TERRITORY’S STABILITY, PEACE AND PROSPERITY, THE LIFESTYLE AND SYSTEM THE MEMBERS WERE USED TO, AND TO ENSURE CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE.*

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CHILDREN AND THE NEW SEAT BELT LAW

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FROM OCTOBER 1, DRIVERS AND FRONT-SEAT PASSENGERS IN PRIVATE CARS FIRST REGISTERED AFTER AUGUST 1, 1976, WILL, BY LAW BE REQUIRED TO WEAR SEAT BELTS.

FOR CHILDREN, HOWEVER, THE SAFEST PLACE IS IN A BACK SEAT WEARING A PROPER RESTRAINT.

THE LAW DOES ALLOW CHILDREN TO SIT IN FRONT SEATS, PROVIDING THEY ARE WEARING RESTRAINTS APPROPRIATE TO THEIR AGE WHICH EFFECTIVELY RESTRAIN THEM.

♦THERE IS NO DOUBT, HOWEVER,* SAID A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN, +THAT THE SAFEST PLACE FOR A CHILD IS IN A REAR SEAT WITH A PROPER RESTRAINT.

+IN CRASHES, SMALL CHILDREN ARE LIABLE TO BECOME FLYING MISSILES. A RESTRAINT WILL STOP THEM FROM BEING THROWN AROUND THE CAR WHICH COULD RESULT IN DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY.*

CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN 12 AND 15 YEARS, WEIGHING OVER 36 KG (80 LB), CAN USE AN ORDINARY ADULT SEAT BELT, IF IT ADJUSTS AUTOMATICALLY OR IS MANUALLY ADJUSTED TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE RESTRAINT. BOOSTER CUSHIONS CAN HELP IN ACHIEVING THIS.

FEW, IF ANY, OF THE APPROVED RESTRAINTS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN CAN BE FITTED IN FRONT SEATS - THOUGH THIS MAY BE POSSIBLE LN SOME CARS THAT HAVE THE REQUIRED ANCHORAGE POINTS IN THE FRONT. THEREFORE, UNTIL RESTRAINING DEVICES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN FOR USE IN THE FRONT SEAT ARE DEVELOPED, THE LAW EFFECTIVELY REQUIRES YOUNGER CHILDREN TO SIT IN THE REAR SEATS.

BABIES WEIGHING UNDER 9 KG (20 LB) WHO CANNOT SIT UP BY THEMSELVES SHOULD BE CARRIED IN THE BACK OF THE CAR LYING DOWN IN A CARRYCOT ACROSS THE CAR WITH THEIR HEADS TOWARDS THE MIDDLE OF THE CAR. THE CARRYCOT SHOULD BE HELD ON THE BACK SEAT BY SPECIAL CARRYCOT RESTRAINING STRAPS.

CHILDREN AGED FROM ABOUT NINE MONTHS TO FOUR YEARS, WEIGHING 9-18 KGS (20 TO 40 LBS) ARE BEST PROTECTED WITH THE USE OF A PROPER CHILD SAFETY SEAT IN THE BACK SEAT WHICH IS USUALLY FIXED TO THE CAR STRUCTURE BY TWO STRAPS AT THE TOP AND TWO AT THE BOTTOM. THE CHILD IS HELD IN THE SEAT BY A HARNESS.

CHILDREN AGED FROM THREE TO 12 YEARS, WEIGHING 15 - 36 KGS (35 - 80 LBS) SHOULD WEAR EITHER A CHILD HARNESS MADE OF A LAP STRAP AND TWO SHOULDER STRAPS, OR A SPECIAL LAP AND DIAGONAL BELT WHICH ALSO HAS AN EXTRA STRAP RUNNING BEHIND THE CHILD THAT ACTS AS A GUIDE TO CHANGE THE LIE OF THE DIAGONAL BELT.

+THERE IS NO POINT IN GAMBLING WITH A CHILD’S LIFE*, SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

♦EVEN THOUGH THE LAW DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT REAR SEAT BELTS BE FITTED, COMMON SENSE SHOULD CONVINCE PARENTS THAT THEY ARE ESSENTIAL,+ HE SAID.

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SPORTS TO HELP SPREAD ANTI-SMOKING MESSAGE

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A TERRITORY-WIDE SPORTS PROJECT WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH TO PROMOTE HEALTHY PURSUITS AMONG YOUNGSTERS AND TO DISCOURAGE THEM FROM SMOKING.

ENTITLED +1983 INTER-SCHOOL OLYMPIAD*, THE PROJECT FORMS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE ANTI-SMOKING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN AIMED AT EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY SCHOOL CHILDREN, AGAINST SMOKING.

IT IS ORGANISED BY THE ANTI-SMOKING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE HONG KONG SCHOOL SPORTS ASSOCIATION, THE NEW TERRITORIES SCHOOL SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE HONG KONG SCHOOL SPORTS COUNCIL.

ANNOUNCING THE EVENT AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON, MR JOHN DUNN, DEPUTY CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAIDi +WE ALL BELIEVE THAT SPORTING ACTIVITIES HAVE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEREFORE AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THEM TO PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS SPORTS COMPETITIONS.*

MR DUNN POINTED OUT THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAD TAKEN THE LEAD IN ORGANISING A FOUR-EVENT TRACK AND FIELD MEET TO TEST THE ENDURANCE AND TECHNIQUE IN ATHLETICS OF LOCAL SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND ACTING PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS, MR WONG WOON-CHEUNG TOLD THE CONFERENCE THAT THE PROJECT HAD DRAWN EXCELLENT RESPONSE FROM SCHOOLS WHO WILL COME UP WITH A TOTAL OF 160 PARTICIPATING TEAMS.

HE SAIDt +SHOULD THE PROJECT PROVE SUCCESSFUL, CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO ORGANISING SIMILAR EVENTS IN FUTURE.*

ALL COMPETITORS WILL BE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE, AND THEY WILL BE ORGANISED INTO TWO DIVISIONS - ONE FOR BOYS AND ONE FOR GIRLS.

THE EVENTS FOR BOYS ARE 100 METRE RACE, LONG JUMP, 1 500 METRE RACE AND JAVELIN, WHEREAS FOR GIRLS ARE 100 METRE RACE, LONG JUMP, 800 METRE RACE AND SHOT PUTT.

MR WONG SAID THAT A TOTAL OF FOUR HEATS WILL BE CONDUCTED ON A REGIONAL BASIS AT THE HONG KONG STADIUM, MONG KOK STADIUM AND KWAI CHUNG SPORTS GROUND ON OCTOBER 1, 8, 9 AND 15 RESPECTIVELY.

♦THE BEST THREE TEAMS IN EACH DIVISION OF EACH HEAT WILL BE QUALIFIED FOR THE GRAND FINAL TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 5 AT THE WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND,* HE SAID.

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MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST THREE WINNERS IN EACH OF THE FOUR EVENTS IN INDIVIDUAL HEATS AND THE SCHOOLS OF THE CHAMPION, THE FIRST RUNNER-UP AND THE SECOND RUNNER-UP TEAMS WILL EACH RECEIVE A SET OF REFERENCE BOOKS ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION.

IN THE GRAND FINAL, TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST THREE TEAMS IN EACH DIVISION TOGETHER WITH COUPONS FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION EQUIPMENT.

PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE END OF EACH HEAT BY

REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

GOVERNMENT BODIES AND NON-GOVERNMENT

THEY WILL INCLUDE SCHOOLS, MR JOHN DUNN; SPORTS ASSOCIATION, FR

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MR WONG SAIDj +THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE GRAND FINAL WILL BE A 400-METRE CELEBRITY INVITATION RELAY IN WHICH REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS FROM THE TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, HONG KONG COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING COMPANY LIMITED CAPITAL ARTISTS LIMITED, THE OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSONS ASSOCIATION AND THE COMPOSERS AND AUTHORS SOCIETY OF HONG KONG LIMITED WILL TAKE PART.*

THE HEATS COVERED BY THE +SPORTS WORLD+ RESPECTIVELY.

AND THE GRAND FINAL OF THE ATHLETIC MEET WILL BE TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED AND SCREENED IN ITS

PROGRAMME

ON OCTOBER 2, 9, 16 AND NOVEMBER 6

NEED SEEN

FOR MORE SERVICES FOR AGED K * * *

SEEK TO ACHIEVE AN EXPANSION OF SERVICES

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THE GOVERNMENT MUST _____

FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE TOGETHER WITH VOLUNTARY AGENCIES THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADM INISTRATION, MR IAN MACPHERSON SAId’tODAY (FRIDAY).

HE SAID THE PERCENTAGE OF THE PEOPLE 60 YEARS AND OVER WAS EXPECTED TO INCREASE FROM THE PRESENT NINE PER CENT TO NEARLY 11 PER CENT BY 1986.

+LIKE MANY OTHER PLACES IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA WHICH CHANGES IN LIVING STANDARDS, THE AGE STRUCTURE OF THE IN HONG KONG IS CHANGING,* HE SAID.

HAVE UNDERGONE POPULATION

MR MACPHERSON WAS SPEAKING AT A FOUNDATION STONE CEREMONY OF THE TAOIST CHING CHUNG CARE AND ATTENTION PING HA ROAD IN HA TSUEN, YUEN LONG.

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HE SAID THE CARE AND ATTENTION HOME, THE THIRD IN THE NORTH-WEST NEW TERRITORIES BEING BUILT BY THE CHING CHUNG TAOIST ASSOCIATION, WOULD HELP GOVERNMENT TO MEET ITS TARGETS IN THE PROVISION OF ESSENTIAL SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES.

♦A PROJECT OF THIS NATURE SHOWS THOUGHTFULNESS AND RESPECT FOR THE WELFARE OF THE ELDER GENERATION AND PROVIDES AN EXAMPLE TO FOLLOW FOR THE YOUNG,+ HE SAID.

♦ IT WILL PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT REQUIRE HOSPITALISATION BUT WHO DO NEED MORE PERSONAL NURSING CARE AND REGULAR TREATMENT THAN WOULD NORMALLY BE AVAILABLE AT OTHER CENTRES.+

UPON COMPLETION, THE 1 800-SQUARE-METRE HOME WILL BE A TWO-STOREY BUILDING PROVIDING ACCOMMODATION FOR ABOUT 150 OLD PEOPLE.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE MRS MACPHERSON ; THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RICKY FUNG; THE CHAIRMAN OF CHING CHUNG TAOIST ASSOCIATION, MR TSUI KWOON-CHOW; AND THE CHIEF MASTER OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR HAU PO-WOON.

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OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOW OPEN TO SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE 23 YEARS OF AGE OR LESS TO TAKE PART IN THE SIXTH HONG KONG YOUTH BAND FESTIVAL FROM DECEMBER 23 TO JANUARY 1, 1984.

THE BAND FESTIVAL IS ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT TO STIMULATE LOCAL INTEREST IN BAND MUSIC AND TO RAISE THE STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE OF WIND INSTRUMENTS. FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE BAND FESTIVAL WILL INCLUDE A SIX-DAY RESIDENTIAL COURSE OF INTENSIVE MUSIC TRAINING FOR YOUNG LOCAL MUSICIANS AT THE LADY MACLEHOSE HOLIDAY VILLAGE IN SAI KUNG FROM DECEMBER 26 TO JANUARY 1, 1984.

AN OPENING CEREMONY AND A SYMPHONIC BAND PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 23 AT THE KO SHAN THEATRE. OTHER PROGRAMMES WILL INCLUDE A TOUR AROUND MAJOR HOSPITALS BY THE FESTIVAL BANDS ON CHRISTMAS EVE, A MARCHING BAND DISPLAY ON DECEMBER 28 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, A FESTIVAL CONCERT ON DECEMBER 29 AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AND A GALA FINALE ON DECEMBER 31 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

THE GALA FINALE WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL. APART FROM PERFORMANCES BY THE WINNERS OF THE SYMPHONIC BAND PERFORMANCE AND THE MARCHING BAND DISPLAY, THE JAPANESE NARASHINO HIGH SCHOOL BAND, WHICH WON THE GOLD MEDAL OF THE 1982 ALL JAPANESE SYMPHONIC BAND CONTEST, HAS ALSO BEEN INVITED TO PERFORM.

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THE BAND FESTIVAL IS AN ANNUAL EVENT UNDER THE YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL YOUNG MUSICIANS TO EXCHANGE MUSICAL EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR OVERSEAS COUNTERPARTS. IT IS HOPED THAT INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING CAN BE ENHANCED THROUGH SUCH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME.

LOCAL MUSICIANS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE RESIDENTIAL COURSE OF TRAINING WILL, THEREFORE, HAVE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE WITH MEMBERS OF THE VISITING JAPANESE BAND.

SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS MAY NOW APPLY TO TAKE PART IN THE SYMPHONIC BAND PERFORMANCE AND THE MARCHING BAND DISPLAY. IN ADDITION, INDIVIDUALS AGED 23 OR BELOW MAY ALSO APPLY TO BECOME MEMBERS OF THE FESTIVAL BANDS WHICH WILL BE RESIDENT AT THE LADY MACLEHOSE HOLIDAY VILLAGE.

APPLICATION FORMS, AVAILABLE AT ALL MUSIC CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE, SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 33, 1983. FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE TELEPHONE 5-741622 OR 3-7149255.

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NOTE TO EDITORSi

RACE DAY TRAFFIC PLAN ANNOUNCED * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED AT HAPPY VALLEY ON RACE DAYS THROUGHOUT THE 1983-84 RACING SEASON, WITH EFFECT FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY), A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN

ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THE ARRANGEMENTS DEAL WITH MAJOR TRAFFIC DIVERSION, LEARNER DRIVER RESTRICTIONS, PARKING, ACCESS TO CLUBS IN THE AREA, PUBLIC TRANSPORT, AS WELL AS TAXI AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUS, SERVICES.

particulars of the traffic arrangements are transmitted by

FACSIMILE NETWORK.

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KWUN TONG SCHOOLS FORM LIAISON GROUP

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THE KWUN TONG SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE, COMPRISING MORE THAN 100 PRINCIPALS OF THE DISTRICT’S PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, WILL HOLD ITS INAUGURATION CEREMONY ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID, THE OBJECTIVES FOR SETTING UP THE COMMITTEE WERE TO STRENGTHEN THE LINK BETWEEN SCHOOLS SO THAT PROBLEMS OF MUTUAL CONCERN COULD BE DISCUSSED, AND TO PROMOTE BETTER UNDERSTANDING AMONG PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS THROUGH ORGANISING JOINT-SCHOOL FUNCTIONS.

+THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO SUPPORT COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT AND LIAISE CLOSELY WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS,* HE SAID.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WILL BE GROUPED INTO FOUR UNITS ACCORDING TO THE TYPES AND LOCATIONS OF THE SCHOOLS. FIVE OFFICE-BEARERS FROM EACH OF THE FOUR UNITS WILL FORM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE SCHOOLS LIAISON COMMITTEE.

THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR IAN MACPHERSON, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY AT 3.30 PM AT THE TELFORD GARDENS COMMUNITY CENTRE IN KOWLOON BAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE KWUN TONG SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE AT 3.30 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT THE TELFORD GARDENS COMMUNITY CENTRE IN KOWLOON BAY.

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NEWSLETTER ON DB WORK PUBLISHED * * *

SOUTHERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS ARE NOW BEING KEPT BETTER INFORMED CF THE PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THEIR DISTRICT BOARD, THROUGH A RECENTLY-PUBLISHED MONTHLY NEWSLETTER.

PRODUCED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE NEW PUBLICATION EMPHASISES THE WORK DONE AT EACH OF THE SIX CONSTITUENCIES.

SIX SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD NEWSLETTERS, ONE FOR EACH CONSTITUENCY, WILL HENCEFORTH BE ISSUED REGULARLY FOR DISTRIBUTION TO MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, SCHOOLS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS FOR DISPLAY ON THEIR NOTICE BOARDS.

/PROGRESS ON

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PROGRESS ON LONG TERM DISTRICT BOARD PROJECTS AND MATTFR^ CF SPECIAL INTEREST TO LOCAL RESIDENTS? ALTHOUGH NOT DIRECTL? RELATED TO THE BOARD, WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTERS.

+AT PRESENT, RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE BOARD’S WORK through a distr,ct «wsMpE?;ds2iX°?5etSh

PARTICULAR CONSTITUENCY,* HE ADDED.

NEWSLETTERS FOR WAH FU, TIN WAN AND SHEK PAI WAN. AND STANLEY AND SHEK 0 WILL BE ISSUED IN THE FIRST WEEK OF EVERY MONTH.

THE ISSUES FOR ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU, POKFULAM AND WONG BAY WILL BE AVA“-ABLE IN THE SECOND AND THIRD WEEK CF EACH MONTH.

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THOUSANDS TAKING PART IN SPORTS FESTIVAL * * * *

A FRIENDLY MATCH BETWEEN TWO FOOTBALL TEAMS, SEIKO AND EASTERN, IN KOWLOON PARK AT 3 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WILL KICK OFF THE THREE-WEEK YAU MA TEI SPORTS FESTIVAL.

THE MATCH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF SPORTS EVENTS FOR SOME 1 OOO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE.

MORE THAN 3 000 PARTICIPANTS WILL CONTEST IN A NUMBER OF TOURNAMENTS INCLUDING BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, BADMINTON, TABLE TENNIS AND RELAY RACES.

A WATER CARNIVAL AT THE LEI CHENG UK SWIMMING POOL WILL HIGHLIGHT THE FESTIVAL’S CLOSING CEREMONY ON OCTOBER 15.

THE SPORTS FESTIVAL IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD, RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICES (YAU MA TEI DISTRICT). AND THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE LOCAL PEOPLE’S INTEREST IN SPORTS.

THE DISTRICT BOARD IS CONTRIBUTING Sil 500 TOWARDS THE TOTAL COST OF $35 000 FOR THE FESTIVAL.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR CHIU YU-HEI, SAID THE LARGE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS FULLY DEMONSTRATED THE HIGH COMMUNITY SPIRIT THERE.

♦ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS IS FREE AND PEOPLE ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND AND CHEER FOR THE CONTESTANTS,* HE ADDED.

OFFICIATING AT TOMORROW’S OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILFRED WONG, THE ACTING PRINCIPAL RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER, MR CHAN WING-FONG, AND MR CHIU.

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LAND PAYMENT RATES ANNOUNCED * * *

THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE EX-GRATIA COMPENSATION RATES FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND AND BUILDING LAND RESUMED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD REMAIN UNCHANGED FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS STARTING FROM OCTOBER 1 THIS YEAR.

THESE RATES ARE $45.60 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AND IN THE URBAN AREAS OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON AND $78 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR BUILDING LAND WITHIN THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS.

THE RATES APPLICABLE TO LAND OUTSIDE THE DEVELOPMENT AREAS WILL BE THE APPROPRIATE PERCENTAGE OF THE BASIC RATES OF $38 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND AND $65 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR BUILDING LAND.

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FENCING COURSES ORGANISED FOR STUDENTS X X X X

A SERIES OF FENCING COURSES WILL BE ORGANISED FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER THIS YEAR.

THESE COURSES ARE JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE HONG KONG AMATEUR FENCING ASSOCIATION AND THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, HONG KONG.

THEY WILL BE HELD IN ST. PAUL’S COLLEGE, BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG-LOK SIN TONG KU CHIU MAN SECONDARY SCHOOL, KWAI SHING CIRCUIT, KWAI CHUNG- TUNG WAH GROUP HOSPITALS CHANG MING THIEN COLLEGE, NAM CHEONG STREET, SHAM SHUI PO AND JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, SHA TIN.

THE ENTRY FEE FOR THE COURSE WILL BE $10 PER STUDENT. FOILS AND MASKS WILL BE PROVIDED.

EACH SCHOOL MAY NOMINATE NOT MORE THAN FOUR STUDENTS. NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (PHYSICAL EDUCATION), EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 7TH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON BEFORE SEPTEMBER 28.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE COURSES CAN BE DIRECTED TO MR SUN HOI-YAM OF THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION ON 3-884111 EXT. 280.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1983

C CM TENTS PAGE NO.

HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELVES — LUCE............................ 1

POSTAGE RATES TO CHANGE FROM OCTOBER 1 ......................... 1

MANAGEMENT SKILL VITAL TO HK'S SUCCESS ......................... 3

IMPORTANCE OF TECHNICAL TRAINING STRESSED ...................... 4

THAI OFFICIALS COMPLETE ANTI-NARCOTICS TRAINING IN HK .......... 4

DISTRICT BOaRD TO DISCUSS REHOUSING POLICY ..................... 5

CLEAN-UP OPERATION IN NT ACHIEVES GOOD RESULTS ................. 5

DB MEMBERS VISIT SHA TIN ....................................... 6

STAGE PLAY FOR YAU MA TEI RESIDENTS ............................ 7

RESTRICTED ZONES IN WONG TAI SIN AND TUEN MUN .................. 7

WAN CHAI MAINS WORK

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HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELVES — LUCE * * * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, NR RICHARD LUCE, TONIGHT (SATURDAY) CALLED ON THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG TO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES — + JUST AS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS CONFIDENCE IN YOU AND IS COMMITTED TO YOU*.

+l ASK YOU NOT TO FORGET THAT IT IS YOU, THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, WHO HAVE CREATED SUCH A SUCCESSFUL AND PROSPEROUS SOCIETY,+ HE SAID.

+IT IS IN NO ONE’S INTEREST TO SEE THAT DESTROYED. I INVITE YOU NOT TO UNDERVALUE YOUR SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.*

MR LUCE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT KAI TAK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON ARRIVAL IN HONG KONG FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT.

HE POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS ALMOST EXACTLY FIVE YEARS TO THE DAY WHEN HE FIRST VISITED HONG KONG AS SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY.

+l REMEMBER THAT VISIT WITH THE GREATEST OF ENJOYMENT.

+AND NOW, FIVE YEARS LATER, I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF RETURNING AS MINISTER OF STATE RESPONSIBLE FOR HONG KONG AFFAIRS.

+l LOOK FORWARD ENORMOUSLY TO SEEING HONG KONG AGAIN, TO MEETING AS BROAD A CROSS SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY AS POSSIBLE.

+l SHALL VALUE VERY MUCH MY DISCUSSIONS WITH THE GOVERNOR AND WITH UMELCO, AND WITH AS MANY PEOPLE AS I CAN MEET DURING THE TIME AVAILABLE,* HE SAID.

MR LUCE WAS MET ON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE.

HE IS ACCOMPANIED ON HIS VISIT BY MR ALAN DONALD, ASSISTANT UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, NR IVOR ROBERTS, DEPUTY HEAD OF NEWS DEPARTMENT OF THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, AND MR HAYDEN WARREN-GASH, HIS PRIVATE SECRETARY.

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POSTAGE RATES TO CHANGE FROM OCTOBER 1 * * * * *

THE POST OFFICE TODAY (SATURDAY) REMINDED THE PUBLIC THAT POSTAGE RATES FOR LOCAL LETTER AND PARCEL SERVICES WILL BE INCREASED FROM OCTOBER 1.

THE INCREASES WERE FIRST ANNOUNCED IN MARCH THIS YEAR.

THE BASIC RATE FOR 40 CENTS.

LOCAL LETTERS WILL INCREASE FROM 30 CENTS TO

BUT THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN THE RATE FOR LOCAL PRINTED PAPERS WEIGHING UNDER 30 GRAMMES WHICH REMAINS AT 30 CENTS. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE INVOICES, GREETINGS CARDS AND OTHER PRINTED PAPERS.

THE BASIC RATES FOR LETTERS AND PRINTED PAPERS TO CHINA WILL ALSO BE INCREASED BY 10 CENTS, BUT THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN THE POSTAGE RATES FOR SMALL PACKETS.

'DETAILS OF

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DETAILS OF THE PRESENT AND REVISED RATES ARE AS FOLLOWSt

INLAND POSTAGE RATES

LETTERS PRINTED PAPERS

PRESENT REVISED PRESENT REVISED

WEIGHT $ S $ $

30 G 0.30 0.40 0.30 0.30

50 G 0.60 0.70 0.30 0.40

100 G 0.80 1.00 0.50 0.60

250 G 1.30 1.60 0.80 1.00

500 G 2.50 3.00 1.30 1.60

1KG 5.00 6.00 2.00 2.40

2KG 7.50 9.00

SURFACE MAIL TO CHINA, TAIWAN AND MACAU

LETTERS PRINTED PAPERS

PRESENT REVISED PRESENT REVISED

WEIGHT $ $ S S

20 G 0.40 0.50 0.30 0.40

50 G 0.80 1.00 0.50 0.60

100 G 1.60 1.90 0.80 1.00

250 G 3.60 4.30 1.50 1.80

530 G 7.00 8.40 2.50 3.00

1KG 12.00 14.40 4.50 5.40

2KG 17.00 20.40 6.00 7.20

EXTRA 1 KG 3.00 3.60

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LOCAL PARCEL SERVICE

PRESENT REVISED $ $

FOR EACH KG 56

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MANAGEMENT SKILL VITAL TO HK’S SUCCESS

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PEOPLE WITH MANAGEMENT SKILLS HAD BEEN VITAL INGREDIENTS IN HONG KONG’S SUCCESS STORY, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR COLVYN HAYE, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE OTHER MAJOR FACTORS IN HONG KONG’S SUCCESS WERE CONSISTENT ECONOMIC POLICIES OF FREE ENTERPRISE AND TRADE, ITS INDUSTRIOUS WORKFORCE, ITS SOPHISTICATED COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND ITS MODERN EFFICIENT SEAPORT AND EXCELLENT WORLDWIDE COMMUNICATION NETWORK, MR HAYE SAID.

+INTERWOVEN WITH ALL OF THESE IS THE VITALITY, DYNAMISM AND SKILLS OF HONG KONG’S MANAGERS,* HE SAID AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE DIPLOMA COURSE IN MANAGEMENT FOR EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT ORGANISED BY THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

♦AFTER ALL, WITHOUT THE MANAGER THE RESOURCES OF PRODUCTION REMAIN RESOURCES AND NEVER BECOME PRODUCTION.

♦THE SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS OF A BUSINESS IN A COMPETITIVE ECONOMY SUCH AS HONG KONG’S IS INEVITABLY DETERMINED BY THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF ITS MANAGERS,+ MR HAYE NOTED.

NOTING THAT IT HAD NEVER BEEN EASY TO DEFINE WHAT A MANAGER IS, OR WHAT HE DOES, MR HAYE SAID +MOST DEFINITIONS OF THE MANAGER, OR THE ROLE OF THE MANAGER TEND TO BE SO BROAD AS TO BE MEANINGLESS. A MANAGER, OF COURSE, DOES NOT JUST ’TAKE DECISIONS’.*

+IN SIMPLE TERMS, MANAGEMENT IS A PROCESS OF WORKING THROUGH PEOPLE TOWARDS A COMMON END, USING INFORMATION, WHICH IS SELDOM COMPLETE OR EVEN ADEQUATE, AND OPERATING IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH MAY VARIOUSLY BE HELPFUL, OR NEUTRAL OR HOSTILE AND OVER WHICH THE MANAGER CAN EXERCISE ONLY LIMITED INFLUENCE,* HE SAID.

MR HAYE DESCRIBED DELEGATION AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF JOB DESIGN.

+TRUE DELEGATION IS DELEGATION WITH TRUST. IT LEAVES THE MANAGER FREE TO DO OTHER THINGS, IT BREEDS RESPONSIBILITY AND TRUST, AND LESSENS THE NEED FOR CONTROL.

♦NEVERTHELESS, TRUST IS RISKY, CAN BE MISPLACED OR ABUSED, AND THE MANAGER IS ACCOUNTABLE,+ HE 8AID.

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IMPORTANCE OF TECHNICAL TRAINING STRESSED *****

WITH HONG KONG BECOMING AN INCREASINGLY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY NEED FOR r TST-CLASS CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN TRAINING NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION, MR D.W. HOWES, SAID TODAY (SATURD.' .

MR HOWES WAS SPEAKING AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OF GOVERNMENT APPRENTICES AT THE CIVIL AID SERVICES HEADQUARTERS.

HE SAID THAT WITH MODERN TECHNOLOGY BEING EXTREMELY EXPENSIV , IT WOULD BE FOOLISH TO INVEST VAST SUMS OF MONEY IN NEW CAPITAL EQUIPMENT AND NOT HAVE ADEQUATE OR FULLY TRAINED STAFF TO MAINTAIN It.

MR HOWES SAID THAT THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG WOULD DEPEND IN GREAT MEASURE UPON THE SKILLS OF ITS WORK FORCE AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FIRST-CLASS APPRENTICE TRAINING THUS BECAME VERY OBVIOUS.

+1 THINK THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE OWES A GREAT DEBT TO THE DIRECTOR OF ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES AND ESPECIALLY THE APPRENTICE TRAINING STAFF FOR THE TREMENDOUS CONTRIBUTION THEY HAVE MADE,+ HE ADDED.

MR HOWES THEN PRESENTED CERTIFICATES TO 12 TECHNICIANS AND 51 CRAFT APPRENTICES.

HF A1SO PRESENTED THE LAISHLEY CUP TO THE TOP CRAFT APPRENTICE, MR YIP KWOK-KA,~OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

SOME 203 TECHNICIAN APPRENTICES AND 875 CRAFT APPRENTICES HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE GOVERNMENT APPRENTICES TRAINING SCHEME SINCE ITS INAUGURATION IN SEPTEMBER 1969.

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THAI OFFICIALS COMPLETE ANT I-NARCOTICS TRAINING IN HK * * * *

A GROUP OF 10 THAI OFFICIALS HAS GAINED A DEEP IMPRESSION OF THE ANTI-NARCOTICS WORK IN HONG KONG DURING A THREE-WEEK TRAINING COURSE HERE.

THE TRAINING PROGRAMME, WHICH ENDED TODAY (SATURDAY), WAS ORGANISED BY THE NARCOTICS DIVISION.

THE 10 VISITORS, WHO ARE SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, BANGKOK METROPOLITAN ADMINISTRATION OF THAILAND, HAVE SEEN NARCOTICS TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION FACILITIES AS WELL AS NARCOTICS PREVENTION WORK IN HONG KONG.

THEY HAVE ALSO VISITED VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

+HONG KONG HAS SET A GOOD EXAMPLE IN NARCOTICS TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION, PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBL IC । T>' . ’ ’ < .E SHALL TAKE BACK HONG KONG’S EXPERIENCE WHICH WILL l .. . I J

TO US,+ SAID DR CHITT SINCHAI PANICH, LEADER OF THE GROUh, BEFORE LEAVING HONG KONG TODAY (SATURDAY).

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1983

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DISTRICT BOARD TO DISCUSS REHOUSING POLICY

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KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS REHOUSING POLICY FOR SINGLE PERSONS AT THEIR MEETING ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

A PAPER PREPARED BY THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT ON RULES AND REGULATIONS TO BE OBSERVED BY RESIDENTS LIVING IN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS OR HOSTELS WILL BE TABLED FOR MEMBERS’ INFORMATION.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED FACILITIES FOR THE KOWLOON BAY RECREATION GROUND WHICH INCLUDE A SPORTS GROUND, AN INDOOR GAMES HALL, A MINI-SOCCER PITCH, TWO BASKETBALL COURTS, A GARDEN AND A PLAYGROUND.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE ROAD CONNECTION WORKS LINKING KWUN TONG WITH JUNK BAY.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA WILL INCLUDE PROGRESS REPORTS ON THE BOARD’S VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS, ALLOCATION ------------------------------- DANCE CONTEST, THE SECOND

CF FUNDS FOR ORGANISING AN OPEN KWUN TONG SPORTS FESTIVAL AND A AND PUTTING UP NOTICE BOARDS IN

CHILDREN’S CHORUS FESTIVAL, SQUATTER AREAS.

NOTE TO EDITORS :

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 2.30 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE AT 6 TUNG YAN STREET, THIRD FLOOR, KWUN TONG.

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CLEAN-UP OPERATION IN NT ACHIEVES GOOD RESULTS

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AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN, DR TANG SIU-TONG, TODAY (SATURDAY) INSPECTED KAM TIN RIVER AT SHELL IRON BRIDGE, PIN MO BRIDGE, EIGHTHOLE BRIDGE AND NG KA TSUEN.

DR TANG SAID THAT HE WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE CONTINUING EFFORTS BEING MADE TO CLEAN UP RIVER COURSES TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FLOODING.

ACCOMPANYING DR TANG ON THE TOUR WERE THE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT (OPERATIONS) OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR ARTHUR JOHNSON AND THE DEPUTY URBAN SERVICES OFFICER OF YUEN ..ONG, MR SHUM SAU-WANG.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEHBEI

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DR TANG WAS TOLD THAT OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS, TwO MAJOR CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS HAD BEEN CARRIED OUT ALONG 18 KILCJ TRES KAM TIN RIVER, REMOVING MORE THAN 7OO TONNES OF REFUSE AND VEGETATION.

SIX NTSD TEAMS ARE NOW CLEANING VARIOUS WATER COURSES IN YUEN LONG DAILY.

THE PARTY NEXT VISITED WANG TOI SHAN VILLAGE TO CHECK THE PROGRESS OF THE CONTRACTING-OUT CLEANSING SERVICES BEING -

BY LOCAL PEOPLE.

DR TANG WAS TOLD THAT THIS LAST YEAR, HAD ACHIEVED ITS AIM PROPER DISPOSAL OF RUBBISH.

PILOT SCHEME, LAUNCHED IN MAY OF INVOLVING VILLAGERS IN THE

LATER THE PARTY VISITED TWO AMENITY PLOTS IN FROL! OF THE YUEN LONG POLICE STATION AND THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT 01 <C..

TUtw Lurtv, u - — TREE pLANT|NG CAMpA|GN.

INSIGHT INTO

GAIN AN

DR TANG LEARNED PLANTED IN YUEN LONG ANOTHER 13 000 WOULD THE SEASON.

THAT SOME 75 000 TREES AND SHRUBS HAD BEEN DURING THE CURRENT PLANTING SEASON. AM-BE PLANTED IN THE DISTRICT BEFORE THE END OF

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DB MEMBERS VISIT SHA TIN * * *

a rcniiP nF UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE WAN CHAI, AL riD WFSTFRN DISTRICT BOARDS THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING VISITED SHA TIN TO SEE SOME OF THE NEW TOWN’S COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND HOUSING

PROJECTS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFF CER, MEMBERS FIRST WENT TO THE LION’S PAVILION CF THE NEW TOWN AND A BRIEFING BY THE SHA

MISS LOLLY CHIU, THE FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW TIN DISTRICT OFFICER,

NR DONALD TSANG.

THEY THEN VISITED THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE, WHICH WAs OPENED LATE LAST YEAR TO SERVE AS A TRAINING CENTRE ai'-Lcica HONG KONG.

MEMBERS WERE TOLD THAT SOME OF THE FACILITIES .THE CcNTR-SUCH AS JOGGING TRAILS, SWIMMING POOL, SQUASH AND BADMNTC-. COURTS, ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING OFF-PEAK HOUkS.

THE PARTY THEN PROCEEDED TO THE MEI LAM PUBLIC HOUSING poTh^ IN TAI WAI. PHASE I OF THE ESTATE, WITH ACCOMMODA ! r A U 15 750 PEOPLE, IS READY FOR OCCUPATION.

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STAGE PLAY FOR YAU MA TEI RESIDENTS * * H

DRAMA ENTHUSIASTS IN YAU MA TEI WILL BE ABLE TO WATCH A CANTONESE-VERSION OF GERMAN PLAYWRIGHT BERTOLT BRECHT’S +MOTHEE COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN* NEXT MONTH.

THE PLAY, WHICH IS THE FIRST PERFORMANCE BY THE NEWLY-FORMED YAU MA TEI DISTRICT THEATRE COMPANY, WILL BE STAGED AT T E KO SHAN THEATRE FOR THREE NIGHTS, STARTING ON OCTOBER 14.

THE COMPANY, FORMED IN MAY THIS YEAR UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI CULTURE AND ARTS ASSOCIATION, IS SUBSIDISED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD.

THE COMPANY HAS 72 MEMBERS AND 80 ASSOCIATE MEMBERS.

THE PLAY WILL BE DIRECTED BY DR CHAN CHOI-LAI, THE HONORARY ADVISOR OF THE HONG KONG REPERTORY THEATRE AND THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT THEATRE COMPANY, AND PERFORMED BY MRS FUNG MOK YAN-LAN AND MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY.

TICKETS AT $10 AND $15 ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE CITY HALL BOX OFFICE AND THE CENTRAL AND YAU MA TEI BRANCH OFFICES OF TOM LEE PIANO COMPANY LTD.

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RESTRICTED ZONES IN WONG TAI SIN AND TUEN MUN

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FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 26), TWO ROAD SECiIONS IN WONG TAI SIN WILL BE DESIGNATED PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

THEY ARE THE SECTION OF CHING TAK STREET BETWEEN SHEUNG TAK STREET AND MING TAK STREET, AND THE SECTION OF MING TAK STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CHING TAK STREET TO A POINT ABOU! 20 METRES SOUTH OF THE JUNCTION.

WITHIN THESE RESTRICTED ZONES, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS.

FROM THE SAME DAY, THE SECTION OF MING KUM ROAD AT TUEN MUN FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH SHEK PAI TAU ROAD TO A POINT AB0U1 203__

METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH PUI TO ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATE:' A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 9 PM DAILY.

WITHIN THIS ZONE, MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND THOSE AUTHORISED IN WRITING BY THE AUTHOR ITY W ILL BE Rk'.I B ITt. D FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS, OR FROM LuADIG OR

UNLOADING GOODS.

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WAN CHAI MAINS WORK * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN WAN CHAI ■ iL EE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO o A h.-FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED EY LEE TUN STREET, QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, GRESSON STREET AND JOHNSTON ROA: .

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT HK DOLLAR .................... 1

VARIOUS PROPOSALS CONSIDERED .................................. 1

SPECIAL REVIEW ARTICLE ON +THE NEW WAGE SURVEY+ ............... 2

SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ...................... 3

SHAM SHUI PO ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN CLOSES ...................... 4

TWO SITES FOR SALE BY TENDER................................... 4

SCHOOL HEADS URGED TO CONSIDER INSURANCE NEEDS ................ 5

FLYOVER TO BE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE........................... 6

COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE ...................... 6

SWIMMING COMPETITIONS IN VICTORIA PARK......................... 7

PUBLIC URGED TO BEWARE OF IMPOSTERS ........................... 7

PAVILION FOR SWIMMING POOL .................................... 8

FANLING SWIMMING POOL TO CLOSE FOR MAINTENANCE................. 8

SQUASH COURSE FOR YUEN LONG YOUTHS

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1983

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GOVERNOR EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT HK DOLLAR X * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, THIS EVENING EXPRESSED GREAT CONCERN ABOUT THE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR IN RECENT DAYS.

AFTER DAY-LONG DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CHIEF SECRETARY AND THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, HE SAID HE SYMPATHISED WITH PEOPLE’S ANXIETIES BUT urged them not to BE carried away by the present mood of PESSIMISM.

THE GOVERNOR SAID A STRONG EXPORT-LED RECOVERY WAS NOW UNDERWAY AND SO THE RATES QUOTED FOR THE HONG KONG DOLLAR WERE NOW QUITE UNREASONABLE. THEY CERTAINLY DID NOT PROPERLY REFLECT UNDERLYING ECONOMIC OR POLITICAL REALITIES. THE GOVERNOR STRESSED THAT HE WAS FULLY AWARE OF PEOPLE’S CONCERNS. HE BELIEVED THAT EVERYONE’S INTERESTS WOULD BE BEST SERVED BY CALMLY GETTING ON WITH THEIR JOBS. THEY SHOULD REFUSE TO BE DISTRACTED BY ALARMIST CHATTER AND MISLEADING COMMENTS WHICH HAVE THE EFFECT, INTENDED OR OTHERWISE, OF DAMAGING CONFIDENCE. THE TALKS ABOUT HONG KONG’S FUTURE ARE STILL IN PROGRESS AND IT WAS NOT TO BE EXPECTED, HE ADDED, THAT THEY WOULD REACH RAPID RESULTS BECAUSE THE ISSUES INVOLVED ARE COMPLEX.

IT HAS JUST BEEN LEARNED THAT A FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF CERTAIN CONSULTATIONS THAT THE ACTING FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR DOUGLAS BLYE, HAS BEEN HAVING TODAY WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NOTE-ISSUING BANKS COULD BE EXPECTED LATER THIS EVENING.

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VARIOUS PROPOSALS CONSIDERED X XX

AS A RESULT OF THE RECENT UNWARRANTED DEPRECIATION OF THE LOCAL CURRENCY THE ACTING FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR DOUGLAS BLYE, HAS BEEN IN CONSULTATION THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND WITH THE NOTE-ISSUING BANKS AND OTHER ADVISERS. VARIOUS PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED. A BASIC PREREQUISITE OF ALL OF THESE PROPOSALS WAS FULL CONVERTIBILITY OF THE CURRENCY.

ONE PROPOSAL WHICH IS BEING ACTIVELY DEVELOPED INVOLVES A SUBSTANTIAL REVISION OF THE MECHANICS FOR ISSUING AND REDEEMING CERTIFICATES OF INDEBTEDNESS TO THE NOTE-ISSUING BANKS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO PRODUCE AN EXCHANGE RATE WHICH WOULD MORE ACCURATELY REFLECT THE FUNDAMENTAL STRENGTH OF THE ECONOMY. THE PROPOSAL WILL MEAN THE ASSUMPTION BY THE EXCHANGE FUND OF A MORE SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE EXCHANGE RATE DETERMINATION MECHANISM.

IN THE MEANTIME, THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE EXCHANGE FUND RETAINS ITS EXISTING CAPABILITY TO INTERVENE IN THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE AND MONEY MARKETS.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1983

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SPECIAL REVIEW ARTICLE ON +THE NEW WAGE SURVEY*

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A SPECIAL REVIEW ARTICLE, ENTITLED +THE NEW WAGE SURVEY*, IS PUBLISHED IN THE JULY 1983 ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS.

A NEW QUARTERLY SURVEY OF WAG^S, SALARIES AND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WAS RECENTLY INTRODUCED TO REPLACE THE OLD HALF-YEARLY WAGE SURVEY.

IN THE NEW SURVEY, A NUMBER OF NEW FEATURES WERE INTRODUCED TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF WAGE RATE STATISTICS FOR HONG KONG IN TERMS OF COVERAGE, RELIABILITY AND USEFULNESS.

THE SURVEY COLLECTS INFORMATION ON WAGE RATE WHICH IS USUALLY THOUGHT OF AS THE PRICE OF LABOUR. TO INDICATE THE CHANGES IN WAGE RATES, A NOMINAL WAGE INDEX AND A REAL WAGE INDEX ARE COMPILED.

WHILE THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX MEASURES THE CHANGES IN WAGE RATES IN MONEY TERMS, THE REAL WAGE INDEX, WHICH IS OBTAINED BY DEFLATING THE NOMINAL WAGE INDEX BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A), MEASURES THE CHANGES IN THE PURCHASING POWER OF WAGES.

IN ADDITION, STATISTICS ON THE ABSOLUTE LEVEL OF WAGE RATES OF SELECTED OCCUPATIONS IN THE SURVEYED INDUSTRIES ARE . ALSO COMPILED.

STATISTICS ON THE EMPLOYEES’ ENTITLEMENT TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF BENEFITS SUCH AS HOUSING, TRANSPORTATION, PENSION, ETC. ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.

THIS REVIEW ARTICLE CONSISTS OF TWO PARTS. THE FIRST PART OUTLINES THE METHODOLOGY USED IN THE SURVEY, AND THE SECOND PART PROVIDES A DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF THE SURVEY FINDINGS, COVERING THE FOLLOWING TOPICSs-

WAGE MOVEMENTS;

WAGE LEVELS;

METHOD OF PAYMENT;

ESTABLISHMENT PAY PRACTICES; AND NORMAL HOURS OF WORK.

FURTHER DETAILS ON THE NEW WAGE SURVEY ARE CONTAINED IN THE REVIEW ARTICLE. THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS IS AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG AT $25 PER COPY.

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SCHOOLS PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS * X * *

THE ADVENT OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM IS ACCELERATING THE PROCESS OF PARTICIPATION OF THE ORDINARY PEOPLE AND LOCAL INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING SCHOOLS, IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THEIR DISTRICT.

THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR IAN MACPHERSON, SAID THIS TODAY (SUNDAY) AT THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE KWUN TONG SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE.

+LIKE OTHER DISTRICTS, AND UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, HEADS OF SCHOOLS IN KWUN TONG HAVE ALREADY WIDENED THEIR COMMUNITY ROLE AND BEEN PARTICPATING ACTIVELY IN DISCUSSIONS OF VARIOUS IMPORTANT ISSUES, INCLUDING THE RECENTLY PUBLISHED REPORT ON THE LOCAL EDUCATION SYSTEM BY A PANEL OF OVERSEAS VISITORS, AND THE SHORTAGE IN PROVISION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES IN KWUN TONG.+ HE SAID.

+THE ESTABLISHMENT 0? THE KWUN TONG SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE WILL PROVIDE FURTHER IMPETUS TO THIS PROCESS,* HE ADDED.

MR MACPHERSON SAID IT WAS MOST HEARTENING TO WITNESS THE COMING TOGETHER OF OVER 120 HEADS OF SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT IN PURSUANCE OF A SET OF COMMON OBJECTIVES. ■

THE SETTING UP OF THE COMMITTEE WAS TO STRENGTHEN THE LIAISON AMONG THE SCHOOLS THEMSELVES AS WELL AS BETWEEN SCHOOLS ON THE ONE HAND AND PARENTS AND STUDENTS ON THE OTHER, HE SAID.

ITS PURPOSE WAS ALSO TO ENCOURAGE SCHOOLS TO ASSUME A WIDER AND MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN THE BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE KWUN TONG COMMUNITY, HE SAID.

+THE ENORMOUS DIVERSITY OF THE SCHOOLS REPRESENTED HERE TODAY IS ONE OF OUR STRENGTHS, BOTH LOCALLY AND IN HONG KONG AS A WHOLE; THAT SO MANY DENOMINATIONS AND TYPES OF SCHOOLS CAN COME TOGETHER WITHIN THE SAME FRAMEWORK ADDS GREATLY TO OUR ABILITY TO HANDLE THE MANY PROBLEMS OF OUR COMPLEX SOCIETY. LONG MAY THIS CONTINUE.

+EVER SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE SCHEME IN THE URBAN AREAS IN 1968, SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN AN ACTIVE PARTNER IN THE ORGANISATION OF VARIOUS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS.

+IN KWUN TONG, THE HIGH CONCENTRATION OF THE POPULATION IN THE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND THE GENERALLY INADEQUATE PROVISION OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES, COUPLED WITH AN INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENT OF OVER 5 000 FACTORIES EMPLOYING NO LESS THAN 150 000 PERSONS, HAVE GIVEN THESE PROJECTS A DEGREE OF SPECIAL LOCAL SIGNIFICANCE.

+IN THESE AREAS AS WELL AS AT TIMES OF EMERGENCY WHEN SCHOOLS WILLINGLY MAKE AVAILABLE THEIR PREMISES FOR USE AS TEMPORARY SHELTERS, I AM ACUTELY AWARE OF THEIR VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS,* MR MACPHERSON SAID.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1983

SHAM SHU I PO ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN CLOSES * * * * *

A TOTAL OF 105 SUMMONSES HAD BEEN ISSUED TO JAYWALKERS IN SHAM SHUI PO IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR STEPHEN CHENG, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+DURING THE SAME PERIOD, ANOTHER 5 677 SUMMONSES HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO CARELESS MOTORISTS, AND MORE THAN 2 000 INFORMATION PAMPHLETS AND HANDOUTS DISTRIBUTED TO PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS IN THE DISTRICT TO EDUCATE THEM ON THE PROPER WAY OF USING THE ROADS,+ SAID MR CHENG.

MR CHENG WAS SPEAKING AT A PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY WHICH MARKED THE CLOSING OF THE MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN TO PUT ACROSS THE MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

HE SAID THAT THE POLICE WOULD CONTINUE THEIR EFFORTS IN.THE COMING MONTH WITH A TWO-WEEK ON-STREET EDUCATION PROGRAMME AND ANOTHER TWO WEEKS OF INTENSIFIED ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST JAYWALKERS IN THE DISTRICT.

MR CHENG CALLED ON RESIDENTS IN SHAM SHUI PO TO ALWAYS OBSERVE THE SAFETY RULES WHEN CROSSING THE ROADS.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S CEREMONY WERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MARTIN WHITE, AND THE POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER (SHAM SHUI PO), MR ROBERT IRVINE.

AT THE CEREMONY, PRIZES WERE PRESENTED TO WINNERS OF A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL COMPETITIONS ORGANISED DURING THE CAMPAIGN. THESE INCLUDED A QUIZ, A CROSS-WORD PUZZLE, A ROAD SAFETY TOWN MODEL DESIGN AND A STALL DECORATION CONTEST.

FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, PARTICIPANTS WERE TREATED TO AN HOUR OF SINGING ACROBATICS PERFORMANCES.

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TWO SITES FOR SALE BY TENDER * * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING TWO PIECES OF CROWN LAND FOR SALE BY TENDER.

THE FIRST SITE, MEASURING ABOUT 5 100 SQUARE METRES, IS IN THE KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION.

THE SECOND SITE, MEASURING ABOUT 2 428 SQUARE METRES, IS AT HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

SUNDAY, S2PTEH333 25, 1983

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BOTH SITES ARE FOR NON-INDUSTRI AL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING A MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK.

THE TENDER DEADLINE IS NOON ON OCTOBER 23.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND PLANS INSPECTED AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG? THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE (KOWLOON WEST), KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1OTH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON; AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF SHA TIN, TAI PO, NORTH, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, TUEN MUN, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

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SCHOOL HEADS URGED TO CONSIDER INSURANCE NEEDS

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS IN A CIRCULAR ASKED SUPERVISORS AND HEADS OF ALL SCHOOLS TO CONSIDER THE NEED FOR OBTAINING ADEQUATE INSURANCE FOR THEIR PUPILS, EMPLOYEES AND THE SCHOOL PREMISES.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT BESIDES TAKING SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN SUCH LESSONS AS PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND PRACTICAL OR TECHNICAL SUBJECTS AS WELL AS IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, HEADS OF SCHOOLS SHOULD TAKE OUT INSURANCE ON BEHALF OF THEIR PUPILS AGAINST ANY ACCIDENTAL INJURY.

IN THIS CONNECTION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, HEADS OF SCHOOLS SHOULD NOTE THAT IF PERSONAL INJURY SHOULD OCCUR THROUGH THE NEGLIGENCE OF A TEACHER OR A TRAINEE TEACHER, THE SCHOOL COULD BE SUED FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM THIS NEGLIGENCE.

IN OTHER WORDS, HE ADDED, THE SUPERVISOR WOULD BE LIABLE.

AS EMPLOYERS, SUPERVISORS HAVE A STATUTORY OBLIGATION TO TAKE OUT INSURANCE POLICIES ON BEHALF OF THEIR STAFF. THESE. STAFF ARE COVERED BY THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE WHICH APPLIES NOT ONLY TO MANUAL WORKERS BUT ALSO TO OTHER EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING TEACHERS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR EARNINGS.

SUPERVISORS ARE ALSO ADVISED IN THEIR OWN INTERESTS TO HAVE THEIR SCHOOL PREMISES, FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT INSURED AGAINST FIRE, PARTICULARLY THE PREMISES OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORIES.

HEADS OF AIDED SCHOOLS SHOULD CHARGE THE INSURANCE PREMIUM TO THE CAPITATION GRANT ACCOUNT, THE OTHER CHARGES GRANT ACCOUNT OR THE TONG FAI ACCOUNT, AS STIPULATED IN THE CODE OF AID, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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FLYOVER TO BE CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE * * * *

THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 6 AM FROM TUESDAY TO THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 27 TO SEPTEMBER 29) FOR MAINTENANCE WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS FROM PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD HEADING FOR WATERLOO ROAD AND VICE VERSA ARE ADVISED TO PROCEED ON GROUND LEVEL ROADS.

ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 29 AND 30), THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD BETWEEN CHUNG MAN STREET AND CHI MAN STREET WILL ALSO BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC

FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM.

MOTORISTS FROM PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD HEADING FOR CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL, TSIM SHA TSUI SOUTH AND EAST AND THE KCR KOWLOON STATION ARE ADVISED TO PROCEED VIA PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, SHEUNG HING STREET, FAT KWONG STREET, WO CHUNG STREET AND CHATHAM ROAD.

THEY MAY STREET, CHUNG CHATHAM ROAD.

ALSO TRAVEL HAU STREET,

VIA PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, CHUNG MAN FAT KWONG STREET, WO CHUNG STREET AND

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COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE K * * *

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS COMMISSIONED THE BRITISH COUNCIL TO RUN TWO 10-WEEK COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS WHO WOULD LIKE TO ACQUIRE THE SKILLS NEEDED TO ADMINISTER RELIABLE AND VALID ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS.

THE COURSES WILL BE HELD BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL IN EASEY COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 255 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

A SENIOR SUBJECT OFFICER OF THE EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY, MR R.F. KING; AND THE TESTING AND EVALUATION OFFICER OF THE BRITISH COUNCIL, MR M. MILANOVIC, WILL CONDUCT THE COURSES.

SECONDARY SCHOOL HEADS WHO WISH TO SEND TEACHERS TO THESE COURSES ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT THEIR NOMINATIONS TO THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (ENGLISH), EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, 5/F, HYSAN AVENUE, HONG KONG BY OCTOBER 1.

EACH COURSE CAN ACCOMMODATE A MAXIMUM OF 25 TEACHERS, AND APPLICATIONS WILL BE TREATED ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S ENGLISH SECTION ON 5-8392441.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1983

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SWIMMING COMPETITIONS IN VICTORIA PARK XXX

COMPETITIONS IN DIVING AND SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING WILL BE HELD IN THE VICTORIA PARK SWIMMING POOL NEXT MONTH.

ORGANISED BY THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE (RSS) OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL THE CONTESTS ARE HELD ANNUALLY FOLLOWING A PERIOD OF TRAINING SESSIONS.

THE INTERMEDIATE AND ELEMENTARY HELD ON OCTOBER 8, STARTING AT 7 PM.

DIVING COMPETITIONS WILL

BE

THE SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING EVENT, SPONSORED BY THE LIFE GUARD CLUB AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR SWIMMING ASSOCIATION, WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 15, STARTING AT 7 PM. ’

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID OF A PROGRAMME TO PROMOTE SPORTS.

THE COMPETITIONS FORM PART

+WINNING A MEDAL AFTER TRAINING GIVES AN OF ACHIEVEMENT,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

INDIVIDUAL A SENSE

♦THIS IS IMPORTANT AS IT IS OUR AIM THAT INDIVIDUALS WITH POTENTIAL WILL BE GIVEN FURTHER TRAINING,+ HE ADDED.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE RSS HEADQUARTERS IN WING ON CENTRE, CENTRAL, AND FROM ITS 19 DISTRICT OFFICES.'

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PUBLIC URGED TO BEWARE OF IMPOSTERS XXX

THE PUBLIC ARE BEING URGED TO GUARD AGAINST PEOPLE POSING AS STAFF OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND SOLICITING DONATIONS FROM THEM.

TWO PERSONS CALLED THE DEPARTMENT ON ITS HOTLINE RECENTLY TO REPORT THAT A WOMAN CLAIMING TO BE AN SWD STAFF MEMBER HAD VISITED THEIR FACTORIES IN KWAI CHUNG, REQUESTING DONATIONS FOR SCHOOL PROJECTS AND HOMES FOR THE AGED.

ONE OF THE CALLERS SAID THAT THE WOMAN HAD ALSO APPROACHED OTHER FACTORIES, OBTAINING $50 FROM TWO OF THEM.

AN SWD SPOKESMAN SAID, +WE AS A DEPARTMENT DO NOT NORMALLY ORGANISE FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES FOR WELFARE PROJECTS, EITHER FOR OURSELVES OR ON BEHALF OF OTHERS. SO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SHOULD BE ON THE ALERT IF THEY ARE APPROACHED FOR DONATIONS BY ANYONE POSING AS AN SWD MEMBER.+

+THEY SHOULD ALWAYS ASK TO SEE HIS GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARD FIRST AND IF THEY ARE STILL IN DOUBT, THEY SHOULD TELEPHONE THE DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICE, THE PERSONNEL OFFICE AT TH;

SWD HEADQUARTERS AT 5-767542 OR THE DEPARTMENTAL HOTLINE AT 3-432255 FOR ADVICE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THOSE WHO FELT THEY HAD BEEN CHEATED WERE URGED TO REPORT TO THE POLICE.

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PAVILION FOR SWIMMING POOL * * #

A CHINESE STYLE PAVILION WITH FLOWER POTS AND BENCHES WILL SOON BE ADDED TO LEI CHENG UK SWIMMING POOL.

TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PAVILION ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT CONSTRUCTION WOULD BE CARRIED OUT BETWEEN DECEMBER AND NEXT APRIL WHEN THE POOL IS CLOSED FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE.

MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO INVITING TENDERS FOR BUILDING A PERMANENT REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT THE JUNCTION OF KING LAM STREET AND YU CHAU STREET, SHAM SHU I PO TO REPLACE THE EXISTING OFF-STREET COLLECTION POINT THERE.

THE NEW REFUSE COLLECTION POINT, OCCUPYING ABOUT 140 SQUARE METRES WILL COMPRISE A CARBON FILTRATION PLANT, ONE ROLL-CALL OFFICE’ A HANDCART BAY, A STOREROOM, TOILETS, AND LOADING-UNLOADING SPACE.’

CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN APRIL NEXT YEAR.

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FANLING SWIMMING POOL TO CLOSE FOR MAINTENANCE XXX*

THE FANLING PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FROM SATURDAY (OCTOBER 1).

THE CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE ANNUAL MAINTENANCE WHICH IS EXPECTED TO TAKE TWO MONTHS TO COMPLETE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

AN AIR SUPPORT STRUCTURE WILL BE RE-ERECTED FOR THE MAIN POOL OF THE COMPLEX TO PROVIDE SHELTER FOR WINTER BATHERS.

THE COMPLEX WILL RE-OPEN IN EARLY DECEMBER, AND HEATED WATER WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE MAIN POOL.

LAST WINTER, WITH THE INSTALLATION OF THE AIR SUPPORT STRUCTURE, AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 7 000 BATHERS A MONTH USED THE MAIN POOL, A SEVENTEEN FOLD INCREASE OVER THE PRECEDING WINTER.

THERE WILL BE FOUR DAILY SESSIONS FOR SWIMMERS BETWEEN 9 AM AND 9 PM FROM DECEMBER TO MARCH, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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SQUASH COURSE FOR YUEN LONG YOUTHS

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A FREE SQUASH COURSE WILL BE OFFERED TO YOUTHS IN YUEN LONG OVER THE AGE OF 18.

ORGANISED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE COURSE WILL BE HELD AT THE SIR DENYS ROBERTS SQUASH COURTS AT ON NING ROAD IN YUEN LONG.

TWO SEPARATE CLASSES WILL BE CONDUCTED FOR BOYS AND GIRLS BETWEEN 7 PM AND 8.30 PM, ONE ON 10 CONSECUTIVE TUESDAYS, STARTING ON OCTOBER 4 AND THE OTHER ON 10 CONSECUTIVE FRIDAYS, STARTING ON OCTOBER 7.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY NOW BE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICE OF THE SIR DENYS ROBERTS SQUASH COURTS, AND SHOULD BE RETURNED BY SEPTEMBER 30 (FRIDAY).

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

I MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1983

Contents page no.

REFUGEE CAMPS TOUR a +MOVING EXPERIENCED ................ 1

MINISTER HAS BIRD'S EYE VIEW OF NT....................... 2

SPECIAL POST FOR SIR PERCY CRADOCK.....................

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM LONDON................................ 3

AUGUST CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES RELEASED .................. 3

OBJECTIONABLE SIGNBOARDS TO BE REMOVED .................. 5

YOUNG MEN REMINDED ABOUT ID CARDS ....................... 6

NEW APPROACH TO A GREENER COUNTRYSIDE.................... 7

RESERVOIRS NEAR CAPACITY................................. 8

SCHOOLS REMINDED ABOUT CHEAPER STUDENT FARES ............ 9

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE................................... 9

TRAFFIC RESTRICTION IN SAI YING PUN ..................... 9

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1983

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REFUGEE CAMPS TOUR A +MOVING EXPERIENCE* * » X H *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, KR RICHARD LUCE, TODAY (MONDAY) DESCRIBED AS A +VERY MOVING EXPERIENCE* HIS VISIT TO SOME OF THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CAMPS IN HONG KONG.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER A TOUR OF THE KAI TAK TRANSIT CENTRE FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, HE SAID HE WAS VERY IMPRESSED BY THE TREMENDOUS EFFORTS, SUPPORT AND WORK BEING DONE BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, BY THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES, BY THE RED CROSS AND BY THE VAST RANGE OF VOLUNTARY BODIES WHO WERE HELPING OUT WITH THIS +REAL HUMAN PROBLEM*.

♦WE ARE IN TOUCH WITH THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES ABOUT THE BROADER INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM THAT IS FACED BY VIETNAMESE REFUGEES,* HE ADDED.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR CLINTON LEEKS, MR LUCE WAS MET ON ARRIVAL AT THE CAMP BY bfi PETER MEIJER, DEPUTY CHARGE’ DE MISSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSION FOR REFUGEES, DR T.C. CHENG, CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS, MR MORRIS MORGAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG RED CROSS TRANSIT CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND MR HENRY LOKE, CENTRE MANAGER.

HE THEN TOURED THE TRANSIT CENTRE AND SAW VARIOUS CAMP FACILITIES INCLUDING NURSERIES, DORMITORIES, PLAY GROUPS, SCHOOLS, AND A CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY.

BEFORE VISITING THE KAI TAK TRANSIT CENTRE, MR LUCE ALSO VISITED THE CHI MA WAN CLOSED CAMP FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED ON THIS VISIT BY THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR THOMAS GARNER.

EARLIER IN THE AFTERNOON, THE VISITING MINISTER HAD A MEETING WITH UMELCO MEMBERS IN THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

HE TOLD REPORTERS AFTER THE MEETING THAT HE HAD BEEN LISTENING VERY CAREFULLY TO THE VIEWS OF ALMOST EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF UMELCO ON THE SITUATION.

HE VALUED THIS SESSION VERY MUCH, HE ADDED.

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MINISTER HAS BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF NT

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THE MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, MR RICHARD LUCE, NOW ON A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO HONG KONG, WENT ON A FAMILIARISATION TOUR OF THE NEW TERRITORIES IN A HELICOPTER THIS MORNING.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR CHAN NAI-KEONG, AND THE DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT, MR BRYAN O’RORKE.

THE TOUR COVERED TSUEN WAN, TUEN MUN, YUEN LONG, FANLING, TAI PO AND SHA TIN.

MR LUCE WAS BRIEFED ON THE DEVELOPMENT TAKING PLACE IN AND PLANNED FOR THE NEW TOWNS.

PRIOR TO THE TOUR OF THE NEW TOWNS, THE HELICOPTER HOVERED OVER THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF HONG KONG ISLAND AND TSIM SHA TSUI EAST WHERE THERE HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS DEVELOPMENT IN RECENT YEARS.

MR LUCE, WHO WAS LAST IN HONG KONG ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, NOTED THE RAPID PACE OF DEVELOPMENT THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

HE SHOWED PARTICULAR INTEREST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWNS.

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SPECIAL POST FOR SIR PERCY CRADOCK *****

SIR PERCY CRADOCK WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE DIPLOMATIC SERVICE AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

THEREAFTER HE WILL BE TAKING UP A SPECIAL APPOINTMENT IN THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE AS DEPUTY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEGOTIATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG.

AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT SIR PERCY’S SUCCESSOR WILL BE MADE NEARER THE TIME.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM LONDON * * * *

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE IN LONDON THIS MORNING:

+SIR PERCY CRADOCK WILL BE RETIRING FROM THE DIPLOMATIC SERVICE AT THE END OF THE YEAR. THEREAFTER HE WILL BE TAKING UP A SPECIAL APPOINTMENT IN THE FCO AS DEPUTY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEGOTIATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG. HE WILL ALSO, AS ANNOUNCED BY 10 DOWNING STREET TODAY, ACT AS AN ADVISER ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS TO THE PRIME MINISTER IN SUCCESSION TO SIR ANTHONY PARSONS.+

♦THE PRIME MINISTER HAS APPOINTED SIR PERCY CRADOCK GCMG, TO BE AN ADVISER ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AT 10 DOWNING STREET FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT AS HER MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR TO THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AT THE END OF THE YEAR. HE WILL DIVIDE HIS TIME BETWEEN THIS POST AND THE SPECIAL APPOINTMENT IN THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE AS DEPUTY UNDER-SECRETARY WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEGOTIATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, WHICH THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE IS ANNOUNCING TODAY. HE WILL SUCCEED SIR ANTHONY PARSONS GCMG MVO MC, WHO IS RETIRING AT THE END OF DECEMBER.*

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AUGUST CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES RELEASED * * * *

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) AND CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) FOR AUGUST 1983 WERE 143 AND 142 RESPECTIVELY, THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT REPORTED TODAY.

COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING MONTH, CP I(A) INCREASED BY 1 POINT OR 0.7 PER CENT AND CP 1(B) REMAINED UNCHANGED. WHEN COMPARED WITH AUGUST 1982, CP I(A) ROSE BY 11 POINTS OR 8.3 PER CENT AND CP 1(B), BY 11 POINTS OR 8.4 PER CENT. DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED IN AUGUST 1983, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED CPI(A) INCREASED AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF 0.5 PER CENT EACH MONTH AND THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED CP 1(B), 0.6 PER CENT.

DURING AUGUST, PRICES OF LIVE POULTRY AND FRESH VEGETABLES ROSE. IN ADDITION, CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANTS ALSO WENT UP. ON THE OTHER HAND, PRICES OF FRESH FRUITS AND CLOTHING ITEMS DECREASED.

THE CP I(A) AND CP 1(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. THE CPI(A) REFERRED TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $1 000 AND $3 499 A MONTH AND THE CP 1(B) TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN S3 500 AND $6 499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME.

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THE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1983 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY/ SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ARE GIVEN BELOW, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR JULY 1983 AND AUGUST 1982.

(OCTOBER 1979 TO SEPTEMBER 1980 AVERAGE - 100) CP I(A) CPI(B)

SECTION AUG.82 JUL.83 AUG.83 AUG.82 JUL.83 AUG.83

FOODSTUFFS 137 143 144 137 144 144

HOUS 1 NG 126 138 138 126 137 138

FUEL AND LIGHT 134 144 145 135 145 145

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) 125 184 183 124 177 177

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 129 140 138 129 141 139

DURABLE GOODS 108 113 113 110 116 116

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 122 132 133 119 131 132

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 141 156 156 142 158 158

SERVICES 135 152 153 134 150 151

ALL ITEMS 132 142 143 131 142 142

COMPARED WITH JULY 1983, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 1 POINT IN CPI(A). THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF LIVE POULTRY ROSE DUE TO HIGHER PRICES OF CHICKENS CAUSED BY REDUCED SUPPLY AND HIGHER FEEDING COSTS AFTER THE ABANDONMENT OF USING GROWTH STIMULANTS.

THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES WENT UP AS A RESULT OF INADEQUATE SUPPLY CAUSED BY ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING THE LATTER PART OF THE MONTH. INCREASES WERE ALSO RECORDED IN THE AVERAGE CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANTS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUITS, SUCH AS PEARS AND HONEYDEW MELONS, DECREASED. THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SALT-WATER FISH ALSO WENT DOWN. THE EFFECT OF MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WAS INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR HOUSING INCREASED BY 1 POINT IN CP 1(B) OWING TO HIGHER MULTI-STOREY BUILDING MAINTENANCE FEES.

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THE INDEX.FOR FUEL AND LIGHT INCREASED BY 1 POINT IN CP 1(A) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER FUEL COST ADJUSTMENT IN ELECTRICITY CHARGES.

THE INDEX FOR ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) DECREASED BY 1 POINT IN CP I (A), REFLECTING THE FULL IMPACT OF REDUCTIONS IN THE PRICES OF SOME BRANDS OF CIGARETTES.

LOWER PRICES OF OUTERCLOTHING CAUSED THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR TO DECREASE BY 2 POINTS IN BOTH CP I(A) AND CP 1(B).

THE 1-POINT INCREASE IN THE INDEX FOR MISCELLANEOUS GOODS IN BOTH CPI(A) AND CPI(B) WAS ATTRIBUTABLE TO HIGHER PRICES OF MEDICINES, JEWELLERY, TOILET REQUISITES AND COSMETICS.

THE INDEX FOR SERVICES WENT UP BY 1 POINT IN BOTH CP 1(A) AND CP 1(B) DUE TO HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT AND THE FULL IMPACT OF RISES IN ADMISSION CHARGES FOR CINEMAS.

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN THE OTHER SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT* FOR AUGUST 1983. BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE VERSIONS OF THIS REPORT ARE AVAILABLE AT $3 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, WOUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG. FOR ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES, PLEASE CONTACT THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TELEPHONE. NO. 3-7216512.

(FIGURES PRESENTED IN THIS PRESS RELEASE REFER TO CPI SERIES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED)

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OBJECTIONABLE SIGNBOARDS TO BE REMOVED

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SIXTY OBJECTIONABLE SIGNBOARDS WILL BE PULLED DOWN FROM THE SKYWAY MANSION AT 289-295 PORTLAND STREET IN MONG KOK TOMORROW (TUESDAY) MORNING.

THE CLEARANCE OPERATION IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MULTI-STOREY BUILDING ORDINANCE.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE OPERATION WAS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE SURROUDNINGS OF THE BUILDINGS AS WELL AS LIVING CONDITIONS OF THE RESIDENTS.

♦DURING THE OPERATION, ANY ARTICLES CAUSING SERIOUS OBSTRUCTIONS ALONG CORRIDORS AND STAIRCASES WILL ALSO BE CLEARED,* HE ADDED.

INITIATED BY THE SKYWAY MANSION OWNERS CORPORATION, THE OPERATION IS JOINTLY CARRIED OUT BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, THE POLICE AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1983

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YOUNG MEN REMINDED ABOUT ID CARDS

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MEN BORN BETWEEN 1958 AND 1964 WERE REMINDED TODAY (MONDAY) TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS BEFORE OCTOBER 29.

THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE NEW ID CARD ISSUE SCHEME, WHICH IS PRIMARILY TARGETED AT MEN BORN IN 1958 AND 1959, ALSO PROVIDES A LAST CHANCE FOR THE OTHER AGE GROUPS TO APPLY FOR NEW CARDS BEFORE THEIR OLD ONES BECOME INVALID.

THEY SHOULD BRING WITH THEM THEIR OLD ID CARDS AND CALL AT ANY OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES BETWEEN 8 AM AND 9.30 PM, MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WARNED THAT ANYONE WITHIN THESE AGE BRACKETS FOUND TO BE HOLDING AN OLD ID CARD AFTER IT HAS BEEN DECLARED INVALID WILL BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THOSE LIVING IN THE REMOTE PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE DEPARTMENT WILL INTRODUCE A VISITING SERVICE EARLY NEXT MONTH (OCTOBER) WHEN MOBILE OFFICES WILL BE SET UP IN SAI KUNG, CHEUNG CHAU, MUI WO AND LAMMA ISLAND.

+THE AIM OF THE SERVICE IS TO SAVE RESIDENTS THE TROUBLE OF MAKING LONG JOURNEYS TO THE ISSUE OFFICE'S IN THE URBAN AREAS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+SHOULD THE SERVICE PROVE USEFUL AND PRACTICABLE, CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO EXTENDING IT TO OTHER PHASES OF THE SCHEME,+ HE ADDED.

THE MOBILE TEAMS IN SAI KUNG AND CHEUNG CHAU WILL OPERATE SIMULTANEOUSLY FROM THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICE IN MAN NIN STREET, SAI KUNG AND THE CHEUNG CHAU DISTRICT FIELD OFFICE IN KWUN YAM WAN ROAD, CHEUNG CHAU BETWEEN OCTOBER 3 AND 24. THE TEAM IN MUI WO WILL BE STATIONED AT THE MUI WO COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFFICE, LANTAO BETWEEN OCTOBER 3 AND 17, WHILE THE ONE ON LAMMA ISLAND WILL BE AT THE NORTH LAMMA RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE BETWEEN OCTOBER 18 AND 24. THESE OFFICES WILL OPEN FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM, MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS.

LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO WISH TO MAKE USE OF THE SERVICE SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR OLD ID CARDS WHEN VISITING THE OFFICES.

DETAILS OF THE SERVICE ARE BEING PUBLICISED THROUGH THE DISTRICT OFFICES, RURAL COMMITTEES AND THROUGH THE CIVILIAN INFORMATION TEAM OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE BY TELEPHONING 5-8393221.

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NEW APPROACH TO A GREENER COUNTRYSIDE * * *

A BRAND NEW CONCEPT TO DRIVE HOME THE MESSAGE FOR A CLEANED AND GREENER COUNTRYSIDE, ESPECIALLY IN THE COUNTRY PARKS, BEGINS NEXT WEEK.

THE CONCEPT IS AN EDUCATIONAL SCHEME TITLED THE +CLEAN AND GREEN* COMPETITION AND CARRIES WITH IT THE GRAND PRIZE OF A FREE CAMPING TRIP TO AUSTRALIA.

THE COMPETITION, DEVISED BY THE COUNTRY PARKS AUTHORITY ADMINISTERED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, ALSO INVOLVES THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, WHICH DESIGNS ALL PUBLICITY MATERIALS.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON EAST PLAYS A VITAL PART BY DONATING GENEROUSLY TOWARDS IT, WHILE OTHER SPONSORS ALSO CONTRIBUTE FOR THE PRIZES.

THE SCHEME, WHICH WILL BE LAUNCHED OFFICIALLY ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 2), IS OPEN TO HOLDERS OF HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 1968. THUS MEANS THAT THE PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 15 YEARS OLD OR MORE.

A MAXIMUM OF 10 000 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE SCHEME.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE SCHEME AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, W HOWARD YOUNG, CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTRY PARK’S BOARD’S WORKING GROUP FOR THE SCHEME, SAID THAT SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNTRY PARKS, THE NUMBER OF VISIT HAS BEEN HIGH, WITH A TOTAL OF MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION VISITS LAST YEAR.

IT WAS TIME TO EMPHASISE THE PROPER USE OF THESE COUNTRY PARKS, ESPECIALLY BY THE YOUNGER GENERATION.

AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING THE HERITAGE OF OUR GREEN AND RELATIVELY SPACIOUS COUNTRY PARKS COULD NOT BE OVER-EMPHASISED.

THE SCHEME DEVISED SHOULD SEE A CLEANER AND GREENER COUNTRY PARKS SYSTEM, MR YOUNG ADDED.

ALL PARTICIPANTS TO THE SCHEME WILL BE INVOLVED IN ACTIVE PROJECTS IN 12 OF THE 21 DESIGNATED COUNTRY PARKS OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS. THESE PROJECTS ARE ALL GEARED TO CONSERVATION OF THE COUNTRY PARKS AND WILL INCLUDE LITTER COLLECTION, FIRE PREVENTION AND OTHER RELATED WORK.

THERE WILL ALSO BE FUN-FILLED QUIZ CONTESTS.

OTHER PRIZES INCLUDE CAMERA AND ACCESSORIES AND CAMPING AND HIKING EQUIPMENT, DONATED BY SPONSORS.

OTHER SPECIALLY DESIGNED SOUVENIRS, INCLUDING T-SHIRTS, CLEAN AND GREEN BADGES, PENNANTS AND COUNTRY PARKS INFORMATION LEAFLETS WILL ALSO BE GIVEN AWAY TO THE PARTICIPANTS.

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THE 12 COUNTRY PARKS FOR REPORTING AND REGISTRATION FOR THE FIRST STAGE OF THE SCHEME ARE AT SHING MUN, TAI MO SHAN, TAI LAM, PLOVER COVE, PAT SIN LENG, KAM SHAN, SAI KUNG WEST, SAI KUNG EAST, CLEAR WATER BAY, ABERDEEN, QUARRY BAY AND LANTAU SOUTH.

INFORMATION LEAFLETS AND POSTERS GIVING DETAILS OF THE SCHEME ARE AVAILABLE FROM VARIOUS OUTLETS INCLUDING THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, ITS COUNTRY PARKS MANAGEMENT CENTRES, AS WELL AS DISTRICT OFFICES AND RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE OUTLETS.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE IN FIVE STAGES, CULMINATING IN A GRAND FINALE IN AUTUMN NEXT YEAR.

AFTER INITIAL REGISTRATION, WHICH REQUIRES THE COLLECTION OF 30 CAN PLUGS, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INVITED TO VISIT ANY THREE OF THE 12 COUNTRY PARKS TO PICK UP LITTER ON THREE DIFFERENT DAYS BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND JANUARY NEXT YEAR. ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF EACH VISIT, A MERIT STAMP WILL BE ENTERED IN THE PASSBOOK.

DURING THE NEXT TWO STAGES. THE PARTICIPANTS WILL INVOLVE THEMSELVES IN A VARIETY OF CONSERVATION WORK, INCLUDING TREE PLANTING, MAKING FIRE BEATERS, CLEARING GRASS AND UNDERGROWTH AND CLEANING BARBECUE FURNITURE.

DURING THE FOURTH STAGE IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE INVITED IN GROUPS OF 40 TO A CONTEST IN A COUNTRY PARK WHERE MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUIZ PAPERS WILL BE SET.

DETAILS FOR THE GRAND FINALE NEXT AUTUMN WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE.

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RESERVOIRS NEAR CAPACITY

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 96.6 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 566.285 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 471.236 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 80.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1983

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SCHOOLS REMINDED ABOUT * * *

CHEAPER STUDENT FARES *

MAKE SURE THAT APPLICATIONS

SCHOOLS WERE REMINDED TODAY TO

FOR STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS FOR 1983-84 WERE FORWARDED TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID MOST SCHOOLS HAD ALREADY SENT IN THE APPLICATIONS TO THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE, AND REMINDED THE OTHERS THAT ACTION WAS REQUIRED SO THAT NEW TRAVEL CARDS COULD BE ISSUED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.

HE SAID THAT 1982-83 CARDS WOULD EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 1 AND WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT AS VALID DOCUMENTS FOR CONCESSIONARY TRAVEL.

STUDENTS WHO HOLD 1983-84 CARDS ARE REMINDED TO PRODUCE THEIR CARDS UPON PAYMENT OF CONCESSIONARY FARES OR ON DEMAND FROM STAFF OF TRANSPORT OPERATORS. STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE AND NO UNAUTHORISED ALTERATION IS ALLOWED.

IN CASE OF LOSS OR DAMAGE OF THE ORIGINAL CARD, THE HOLDER CAN APPLY FOR A REPLACEMENT. A HOLDER WHO CEASES TO BE A FULL-TIME STUDENT, SHOULD SURRENDER THE CARD TO THE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION OR THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE FOR CANCELLATION.

INFORMATION ON THE SCHEME AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR FROM THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFF ICE, ROOM 705, CAPITOL CENTRE, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG, TELEPHONE 5-7954631.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE * * *

CHUNG MEI ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC TOMORROW (TUESDAY) BETWEEN 1.30 AM AND 5 AM TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, THE ROAD WILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC AT AN HOURLY INTERVAL AND CAN BE RE-OPEN TO EMERGENCY SERVICES WHEN NECESSARY.

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TRAFFIC RESTRICTION IN SAI YING PUN

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IN CONNECTION WITH THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY SCHEME IN SAI YING PUN, LEFT TURNS FROM QUEEN’S ROAD WEST INTO WESTERN STREET HAVE BEEN PROHIBITED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2?, 1?83

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNMENT TAKES OVER HANG LUNG BANK IN INTEREST OF DEPOSITORS .............................................. 1

UNOFFICIALS SUPPORT BILL ................................ 2

Nffl LEGCO MEMBERS MAKE AFFIRMATION OF ALLEGIANCE........ 2

MINISTER VISITS CHINESE UNIVERSITY....................... 3

MINISTER TO ATTEND SHA TIN DB MEETING.................... 3

MINISTER TO MEET PRESS .................................. 4

U.S. DEFENCE SECRETARY ARRIVING ......................... 4

^BILLIONS IN HOUSING PROJECTS INTO 1990'S................ 5

REGISTRATION REVOKED .................................... 6

THIRD HOTTEST AUGUST RECORDED............................ 6

5 000 MORE SEEK ELECTOR REGISTRATION .................... 9

90 000 FIRMS TO BE SURVEYED.............................. 9

MUSICAL DELIGHT FOR WORKERS ............................. 10

TRAINING BOARD MEMBERS VISIT VOCATIONAL CENTRE........... 10

VICTORIA PARK ROAD SECTION CLOSED ....................... 11

HK TO ATTEND TALKS ON TOWN PLANNING ..................... 11

NE.V PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR TUEN MUN ........................ 12

BOARD SEES MUSIC AND CULTURE WORK........................ 12

FINAL FOR SAFETY WORKER CONTEST ......................... 13

TAPS OFF FOR MAINS WORK.................................. 14

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF AIRPORT TUNNEL ..................... 14

PARKING CHARGES REVISED.................................. 14

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1983

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GOVERNMENT TAKES OVER HANG LUNG BANK IN INTEREST OF DEPOSITORS *****

A BILL GIVING OWNERSHIP OF THE HANG LUNG BANK TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, IN THE INTEREST OF DEPOSITORS, WAS PASSED AT A SPEC I \L ’•EETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING.

MOVING THE SECOND READING OF THE HANG LUNG BANK (ACQUISITION) BILL 1983 AT THE COUNCIL, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON SIR JOHN EREMRIDGE EXPLAINED THAT IF APPROVED THE BILL WOULD MEAN THAT THE BANK WOULD BE OWNED FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) BY THE GOVERNMENT WHO WOULD STAND BEHIND DEPOSITORS.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY STRESSED THAT THIS UNHAPPY SITUATION, THE POSSIBILITY OF WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HAD LONG BEEN AWARE, OWEn NOTHING TO PRESENT POLITICAL ISSUES.

+THE GOVERNMENT, TOGETHER WITH THE TWO NOTE-ISSUING BANKS, HAVE BEEN KEEPING A CLOSE AND CONTINUOUS WATCH ON DEVELOPMENTS AT THE HANG LUNG BANK FOR THE WHOLE OF THE LAST 12 MONTHS,* HE SAID.

+IT IS OUR INTENTION THAT THE HANG LUNG BANK UNDER SOUND MANAGEMENT WILL IN DUE COURSE REVERT TO PRIVATE OWNERSHIP ON A BASIS YET TO BE DETERMINED.*

SIR JOHN SAID THAT EVENTS IN THE PAST DAYS, COUPLED WITH REPAYMENT OF BORROWINGS FROM ITS CLEARING BANK, HAD AGAIN LED TO SEVERE SHORTAGE OF LIQUIDITY BY THE BANK. THE BANK THEN REPORTED THIS MORNING TO THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING THAT IT WAS UNABLE TO MEET IN FULL ITS LIABILITIES TO THE CLEARING HOUSE IN RESPECT OF CHEQUES DRAWN BY CUSTOMERS. IT ALSO MADE VARIOUS UNACCEPTABLE SUGGESTIONS, SIR JOHN ADDED.

THE CHARTERED BANK, AS THE HANG LUNG BANK’S CLEARING BANK, INFORMED THE SECRETARY FOR MONETARY AFFAIRS THAT IT WAS NOT PREPARED TO COVER ABOUT HK$5O MILLION OVERDRAWN ON HANG LUNG BANK’S CLEARING ACCOUNT WITH IT AND THAT CONSEQUENTLY IT INTENDED TO INFORM THE CLEARING HOUSE IN THE MORNING THAT THE HANG LUNG BANK WAS UNABLE TO MEET ITS CLEARING.

+THIS WOULD HAVE MEANT THAT HKS148 MILLION WORTH OF CHEQUES WOULD HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THE BANKS SUBMITTING THEM FOR CLEARING. A DANGEROUS SITUATION WOULD HAVE RESULTED,* THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY SAID.

SIR JOHN EXPLAINED THAT AS AN EMERGENCY MEASURE THE GOVERNMENT HAD UNDERTAKEN TO COVER THE POSITION FOR ONE DAY TO AVOID CHEQUtS BEING DISHONOURED.

+THE GOVERNMENT NOW INTENDS TO TAKE LONGER TERM MEASURES WHICH WILL PROTECT THE BANK’S DEPOSITORS. THEY WILL APPRECIA;l THAT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS LEGISLATION IF PASSED INTO LA* TONIGHT WILL BE THAT THE BANK WILL BE OWNED FROM TOMORROW :: ’ THE GOVERNMENT WHO WILL STAND BEHIND DEPOSITORS,* HE SAID.

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+l NOW BELIEVE THE ONLY SATISFACTORY COURSE FOR THE GOVERNMENT IS TO TAKE OVER THE HANG LUNG BANK. IT WOULD IN MY OPINION BE WRONG TO ADVANCE PUBLIC MONEY DIRECTLY TO AN INSTITUTION WHICH THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT CONTROL AND IN WHICH IT IN ITS PRESENT OWNERvHir WE DO NOT HAVE CONFIDENCE,* HE SAID.

IF THE BILL WAS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL

IN STATING THAT THE BANK WOULD OPEN FOR BUSINESS TOMORROW IF THE BILL WAS APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL, SIR JOHN SAID HE KNEW “HAT THE STAFF WOULD RESPOND ACCORDINGLY AND GIVE THEIR FULL

SUPPORT TO THE NEW MANAGEMENT.

+EXISTING DIRECTORS WILL CEASE TO HOLD OFFICE,* HE ADDED.

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UNOFF IC IALS SUPPORT BILL KO*

THE HANG LUNG BANK (ACQUISITION) BILL 1983 REFLECTED THE GOVERNMENT’S CONCERN AND WILLINGNESS TO TAKE SWIFT ACTION AND EASURES TO PROTECT THOSE WHO, IN GOOD FAITH, PLACED THEIR MONEY IN BANKS HERE, THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE HON ROGER LOBO SAID IN THE COUNCIL THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING.

+IN SUPPORTING THE IN MY DUTY IF I DID NOT HAS MADE NECESSARY THIS SUPPORT OF THE BILL.

MEASURES PROPOSED, I WOULD BE FAILING CONDEMN THE MANAGEMENT WEAKNESS WHICH CORRECTIVE ACTION,* MR LOBO SAID IN

BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY THROUGH THREE

THE BILL WAS MOVED

READINGS AND THE COMMITTEE STAGE AT ITS SPECIAL MEETING THIS

EVENING.

+l RISE TO SUPPORT THIS BILL AND THE MEASURES PROPOSED BY MY FRIEND, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY.

+WE ARE ASSEMBLED HERE IN THIS CHAMBER TO ACT WITHOUT DELAY TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF THE DEPOSITORS,* MR LOBO SAID.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, HE SAID, HAD JUST GIVEN A CLEAR ACCOUNT OF THE EVENTS LEADING TO THE INTRODUCTION OF THE BILL.

♦SIR, WITH THESE REMARKS I SUPPORT THE MOTION,* MR LOBO SAID.

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NEW LEGCO MEMBERS MAKE AFFIRMATION OF ALLEGIANCE * X * *

THREE NEW UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MADE THEIR AFFIRMATION OR TOOK THEIR OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AT ITS SPECIAL MEETING THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING.

THEY WERE MRS RITA FAN, MRS PAULINE NG AND MR POON WING-CHEUNG.

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MINISTER VISITS CHINESE UNIVERSITY * * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, MR RICHARD LUCE, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT HE WAS IMPRESSED BY The. CONTRIBUTION OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY TO THE LIFE OF HONG KONG.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER A TOUR OF THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, HE SAID HE WAS VERY PLEASED TO HAVE A CHANCE TO TALK TO THE vTcE-CHANCELLOR, DR MA LIN, HIS LEADING STAFF AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT UNION.

+1 AM MOST IMPRESSED BY THE RATE AT WHICH THE UNIVERSITY HAS EXPANDED, THE RANGE OF FACILITIES THAT ARE PROVIDED HERE, AND THE PLANS FOR THE FURTHER EXPANSION OF THE UNIVERSITY WHICH CLEARLY CONTRIBUTES TO THE LIFE. OF HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

+IT IS PART OF MY OBJECTIVE TO SEE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OF THE LIFE OF HONG KONG AS WELL AS LISTEN TO THE VIEWS OF PEOPLE,+ HE ADDED.

MR LUCE ARRIVED AT THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS BY TAKING A TRAIN OF ThE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY FROM CENTRAL STATION AND THEN CHANGING TO A KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY TRAIN AT KOWLOON TONG STATION.

EARLIER THIS MORNING, MR LUCE ATTENDED A MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND TOLD REPORTERS AFTERWARDS THAT THE DISCUSSIONS *ERE USEFUL AND VALUABLE.

HE ALSO HAD A MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

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MINISTER TO ATTEND SHA TIN DB MEETING * * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, MR RICHARD LUCE, WILL ATTEND THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) MORNING.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION NR IAN MACPHERSON, MR LUCE WILL SPEND ABOUT HALF AN HOUR AT THE MEETING WHICH WILL. BEGIN AT 9.30 AM AT THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SHING MUN RIVER.

THE NAVIGABLE SECTION OF THE RIVER IS ABOUT 4 000 MEiRES LONG AND 170 METRES WIDE AND WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT AuUA.lL RECREATIONAL RESOURCES FOR THE PUBLIC IN HONG KONG.

CONCERNED GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS HAVE EXAMINED THEIR RESPECTIVE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF THE RIVtR AND VIEwS FRO. je MEMBERS ARE BEING SOUGHT.

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OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA W ILL INCLUDE TAI WAI BACKLANE CLEARANCES, THE BEST COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECT, LUNAR NEw YEAR FAIR AND SHA TIN ARTS FORTNIGHT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE FUNCTION ROOM OF THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE. PRESS MEMBERS SHOULD BE SEATED BEFORE 9.15 AM.

TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 8.15 AM SHARP FOR THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

MINISTER TO MEET PRESS K K K

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, RICHARD LUCE, WHO IS ON A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO HONG KONG, WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE GIS THEATRE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, FIFTH FLOOR, AT 4.30 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

U.S. DEFENCE SECRETARY ARRIVING * * *

TWO PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITIES AND PRESS TRANSPORT HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF THE U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENCE, MR CASPER WEINBERGER.

MR WEINBERGER WILL ARRIVE ON A PRIVATE PLANE ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) AT 7.30 PM. PRESS TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE CGO LOWER ALBERT ROAD AT 5.30 PM SHARP. PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN WHO WISH TO MAKE THEIR OWN WAY TO THE AIRPORT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING NOT LATER THAN 6.15 PM.

MR WEINBERGER WILL LEAVE HONG KONG THE FOLLOWING DAY (FRIDAY) AT NOON.

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE AND WILL LEAVE CGO AT 10 AM SHARP. THOSE ASSIGNED TO COVER HIS DEPARTURE BUT DO NOT WISH TO MAKE USE OF THE GOVERNMENT TRANSPORT FACILITY SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM NOT LATER THAN 10.45 AM.

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$BILLIONS IN HOUSING PROJECTS INTO 199O’S

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A SENIOR HOUSING OFFICIAL TODAY GAVE AN ASSURANCE THAT THE GOVERNMENT STILL ACCORDED VERY HIGH PRIORITY TO PUBLIC HOUSING EVEN AT THE PRESENT STAGE OF FINANCIAL STRINGENCY.

♦FOR NEW PROJECTS, NUMEROUS SUITABLE SITES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND AGREED WHICH WILL TAKE THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME WELL INTO THE 199OS,+ SAID MR DAVID LAN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING).

HE TOLD A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG ’.ORTH WEST THAT STARTING FROM 1985-86, ANNUAL PRODUCTION WOULD BE INCREASED TO A MINIMUM OF 40 000 FLATS.

IN THE YEARS AHEAD, WELL OVER 150 000 PEOPLE WILL BENEFIT ANNUALLY FROM THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME.

THE CURRENT LEVEL OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ON PUBLIC HOUSING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

IN 1983-84. THIS AMOUNTS TO $3.7 BILLION OR ONE-THIRD OF THE TOTAL GOVERNMENT CAPITAL PROGRAMME - FEW GOVERNMENTS INVEST SO MUCH TO HOUSE THEIR PEOPLE.

♦IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS ALONE, BUILDING AND ENGINEERING CONTRACTS TOTALLING $1 363 MILLION HAVE BEEN LET BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY.

♦AND ABOUT 130 000 FLATS ARE CONSTANTLY KEPT UNDER VARIOUS STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION AT A TOTAL CONTRACT VALUE OF WELL OVER $10 BILLION.+

ON PUBLIC HOUSING RENTS, MR LAN SAID THESE HAD BEEN MAINTAINED AT VERY LOW LEVELS BECAUSE OF HEAVY GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES IN THE FORMS OF FREE LAND GRANTS AND LOANS ON CONCESSIONARY TERMS TO FINANCE CONSTRUCTION.

♦ALTHOUGH SURPLUS IS GENERATED FROM THE AUTHORITY’S COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AS THEY RECEIVE THE SAME GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES AND ARE LET AT MARKET VALUES, THIS SURPLUS IS USED TO CROSS-SUBS ID ISE DOMESTIC TENANTS.

♦FOR SUCCESSIVE YEARS, THE DEFICIT INCURRED ON DOMESTIC FLATS HAS BEEN COVERED BY SUCH SURPLUS; FOR EXAMPLE IN THE LAST TWO FINANCIAL YEARS, $180 MILLION OF DEFICIT HAVE BEEN SO COVERED.♦

ON THE PILOT SCHEME TO TRANSFER 4 880 RENTAL TRIDENT II FLATS TO THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME IN 1984-85, MR LAN SAID THIS WAS A POSITIVE CHANGE IN LINE WITH THE PROMOTION OF HOME OWNERSHIP IN ALL ADVANCED COMMUNITIES.

♦AS USUAL, THESE ADDITIONAL 4 880 FLATS WILL BE SOLD AT A SUBSIDY TO THE PUBLIC BY EXCLUDING LAND VALUE FROM THE FLAT PRICES.

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♦ABOUT $750 MILLION WILL BE RECOVERED FROM THE SALE OF THESE FLATS, COVERING THE CONSTRUCTION COST, LAND FORMATION COST AND OTHER CHARGES INCURRED IN BUILDING THE FLATS} THE WHOLE AMOUNT CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HOUSING.*

AS REGARDS THE HOUSING AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP, HE SAID ITS UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS CONSTITUTED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY.

♦MANY OF THEM ARE COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO ALSO SERVE ON DISTRICT BOARDS IN ADDITION TO THEIR OTHER OFFICES OF PUBLIC SERVICES SUCH AS THE URBAN COUNCIL, HEUNG YEE KUK AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

♦AS A WHOLE, THE PRESENT SETUP OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND ITS COMMITTEES ALREADY PROVIDES A CONSTRUCTIVE INPUT FROM UNOFFICIALS WHO ARE IN DAY-TO-DAY TOUCH WITH THE COMMUNITY AND ARE THUS ABLE TO FORMULATE EFFECTIVE DECISIONS AND TENDER SOUND ADVICE IN THE INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC AND THE COMMUNITY.♦

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REGISTRATION REVOKED * * *

tuc camm I I ONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODA? ^REVOKED THE REGISTRATION OF CREDITLAND FINANCE LIMITED a ncpns|T-TAKI NG COMPANY, ON THE GROUND THAT IT APPEARS TO HIM AS A DEPOSIT TAKING pRQpER jq rema1n REG|STERED.

THAT THE COMPANY

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THIRD HOTTEST AUGUST RECORDED

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LAST MONTH WAS HOTTER AND DRIER THAN NORMAL - AND THE 29.0 DEGREES CELSIUS MEAN TEMPERATURE MADE IT THE THIRD HOTTEST AUGUST ON RECORD, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTS.

THE MEAN TEMPERATURE IN AUGUST 1962 WAS 29.2 DEGREES CELSIUS AND IN AUGUST 1981 WAS 29.1 DEGREES CELSIUS.

FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE AFTERNOONS, ON AUGUST 12 AND 13, THE TEMPERATURE HIT 33.7 DEGREES CELSIUS, THE HIGHEST IN THE MONTH.

THE MONTH WAS ALSO DRIER THAN USUAL, WITH 345.7 MM OF RAINFALL BEING RECORDED - 16 PER CENT BELOW NORMAL.

BUT THE ACCUMULATED RAINFALL SINCE JANUARY 1 THIS YEAR STOOD AT 2 211.6 MM, WHICH WAS STILL 28 PER CENT ABOVE AVERAGE, THE OBSERVATORY STATES IN ITS MONTHLY REPORT.

THE MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 26.8 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS THE SECOND HIGHEST FOR THE MONTH.

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APART FROM SOME SHOWERS, THE WEATHER FOR THE FIRST 13 DAYS WAS MAINLY FINE. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON AUGUST 2, 3, 8, 11 AND 13.

ON AUGUST 14, IT BECAME CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THERE WERE THUNDERY SHOWERS THE FOLLOWING DAY. AS THE THUNDERY SHOWERS BECAME FREQUENT AND HEAVY, MINOR FLOODINGS WERE REPORTED, ON THE ISLAND AND IN KOWLOON.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND LIGHT SHOWERS PERSISTED UP TO AUGUST 18.

THE WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS ON AUGUST 19 BROUGHT ABOUT LIGHTNING STRIKES ON OVERHEAD CABLES OF THE POWER COMPANIES, CAUSING POWER FAILURES OVER EXTENSIVE AREAS OF HONG KONG.

ALTHOUGH SHOWERS SUBSIDED THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE WEATHER DETERIORATED FROM AUGUST 21 TO 24, BRINGING WITH IT OCCASIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

A ROOF OF A HOUSE AT HOLY CROSS PATH VILLAGE IN SAI WAN HO COLLAPSED IN THE RAIN ON AUGUST 21 AND 10 FAMILIES HAD TO BE EVACUATED.

MINOR LANDSLIPS OCCURRED IN SAU MAU PING AND TSZ WAN SHAN ON AUGUST 22.

THERE WERE A FEW MINOR LANDSLIPS AND FLOODING IN SEVERAL AREAS OF KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ON AUGUST 23, RESULTING IN THE CLOSURE OF A SECTION OF THE JATS INCLINE AND SIX FAMILIES AT HAMMER HILL SQUATTER AREA HAD TO BE EVACUATED WHEN THE PLACE WAS THREATENED BY POSSIBLE LANDSLIPS.

ON AUGUST 24, A BOULDER WEIGHING BETWEEN 100 AND 200 TONNES FELL FROM A HILLSIDE IN QUARRY BAY, BUT NO ONE WAS INJURED. IN KOWLOON, TWO SMALLER BOULDERS FELL FROM A HILLSIDE NEAR THE NGAU CHI WAN SQUATTER AREA, CAUSING DAMAGE TO TWO SQUATTER HUTS. MORE THAN 10 PEOPLE HAD TO BE EVACUATED.

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE PASSED THROUGH HONG KONG ON AUGUST 25, BRINGING MORE HEAVY SHOWERS.

DESPITE ISOLATED SHOWERS ON AUGUST 26 AND 30, CONDITIONS IMPROVED AND WEATHER WAS FINE IN THESE FEW DAYS, WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE TROUGH.

HOWEVER, THE LAST DAY OF MONTH ENDED WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERS. ALTOGETHER SIX TROPICAL CYCLONES DEVELOPED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IN THE MONTH.

TYPHOON ABBY DEVELOPED SOUTHWEST OF GUAM ON AUGUST 5, AND FINALLY LANDED OVER HONSHU, JAPAN, ON AUGUST 17 AFTER RECURVING NEAR THE RYUKYUS ON AUGUST 10.

IT BROUGHT TORRENTIAL RAIN TO JAPAN, EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES AND RAILWAYS, RESULTING IN TWO PERSONS BEING KILLED, ONE PERSON BEING REPORTED MISSING AND 27 OTHERS INJURED.

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SEVERE TROPICAL STORM BEN DEVELOPED ABOUT 750 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TOKYO ON AUGUST 12 AND DISSIPATED ABOUT 75 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF NAGOYA ON AUGUST 15.

TROPICAL STORM CARMEN FOPMED ABOUT 340 NAUTICAL MILES SC’uTh-SOUTHEAST OF HONG r.ONG ON AUGUST 12 AND DISSIPATED ON AUGUST 15 ABOUT 460 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TA I BE I.

ANOTHER TROPICAL STORM, DOM, DEVELOPED ABOUT 620 NAUTICAL MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF GUAM ON AUGUST 19 AND WEAKENED INTO AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE ON AUGUST 26.

A TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED NEAR OKINAWA ON AUGUST 25 AND DISSIPATED OVER KOREA ON AUGUST 28.

TYPHOON ELLEN ORIGINATED NEAR THE MARSHALL ISLANDS ON AUGUST 29 AND WAS CENTRED ABOUT 540 NAUTICAL MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF GUAM ON AUGUST 31.

NO AIRCRAFT WAS DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG DUE TO ADVERSE FATHER DURING THE MONTH.

THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON AUGUST 2, 3, 14 TO 17, 19 TO 24 AND 31.

THE MONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE:

SUNSHINE 209.8 HOURS

RAINFALL 345.7 MM

CLOUDINESS 65 PER CENT

RELATIVE HUMIDITY 81 PER CENT

MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

31.6 DEGREES CELSIUS

hEAN TEMPERATURE 29.0 DEGREES

CELSIUS

MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

26.8 DEGREES CELSIUS

MEAN DEW POINT 25.2 DEGREES CELSIUS

TOTAL EVAPORATION 140.8 MM

- 3.8 HOURS ABOVE NORMAL

- 67.7 MM BELOW NORMAL

- ONE PER CENT LESS THAN NORMAL

- TWO PER CENT LOWER THAN NORMAL

= 0.4 DEGREES CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

- 0.8 DEGREES CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

- 0.9 DEGREES CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

- 0.4 DEGREES CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

- 24.5 MM BELOW NORMAL

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 33.7 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON AUGUST 12 AND 13.

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 23.7 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON AUGUST 25.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1983

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5 000 MORE SEEK ELECTOR REGISTRATION

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THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION HAS RECEIVED OVER 5000 APPLICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC SINCE THE CURRENT ANNUAL REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS EXERCISE BEGAN ON AUGUST 31.

THESE APPLICATIONS ARE BEING PROCESSED FOR ACCEPTANCE SO THAT THE NAMES OF THE APPLICANTS CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT PROVISIONAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS TO BE PUBLISHED AROUND MID-NOVEMBER.

THE REGISTRATION OFFICER, MR C.W. WONG, TODAY REMINDED THOSE ELIGIBLE PERSONS, WHO HAVE NOT REGISTERED AS ELECTORS, THAT THERE ARE STILL TWO MORE WEEKS FOR THEM TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION AS THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS WILL BE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11.

UNDER THE PRESENT ELECTORAL FRANCHISE, ANY PERSON IN POSSESSION OF A HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD, WHO IS OVER 21 YEARS OF AGE AND HAS LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS OR MORE, IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR REGISTRATION AS AN ELECTOR.

♦THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE IS VERY EASY AND SIMPLE,* MR wONG SAID.

ALL ONE HAS TO DO IS TO COMPLETE AN- APPLICATION FORM (EITHER IN CHINESE OR ENGLISH) OBTAINABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT ANY DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, POST OFFICE, HOUSING ESTATE OFFICE, IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OFFICE OR URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT BRANCH OFFICE AND RETURN THE COMPLETED FORM BY POST TO THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 11.

NO POSTAGE IS REQUIRED.

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90 000 FIRMS TO BE SURVEYED * * *

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL NEXT MONTH BE CONDUCTING A SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY.

THE SURVEY RESULTS ARE USEFUL IN PROVIDING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC INDICATORS AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE LABOUR MARKET IN HONG KONG, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

THE SURVEY COVERS ABOUT 90 000 ESTABLISHMENTS DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SECTORS, INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES SECTOR (WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS) AND THE SERVICES SECTOR (TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION; FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES; COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES) WITH FULL ENUMERATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR (MINING AND QUARRYING; MANUFACTURING, ELECTRICITY AND GAS).

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INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES ON SEPTEMBER 30 WILL BE SOUGHT FROM EACH ESTABLISHMENT.

SOME 10 000 ESTABLISHMENTS ARE SELECTED FROM THE SAMPLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAYROLL IN EACH OF THE THREE MONTHS DURING THE REFERENCE PERIOD OF JULY - SEPTEMBER.

QUESTIONNAIRES ARE NOW BEING MAILED TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDER 1982 (LEGAL NOTICE NO. 69 OF 1982, GAZETTED ON MARCH 5, 1982), ESTABLISHMENTS RECEIVING QUESTIONNAIRES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THEM TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

SHOULD RESPONDENTS FIND DIFFICULTIES IN COMPLETING

THE

FORMS, THEY ARE WELCOME TO CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR

ASSISTANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS (PRINTED AT THE BACK

OF QUESTIONNAIRES) :-

5-436551 5-444301

5-455661 5-455668

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MUSICAL DELIGHT FOR WORKERS

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ABOUT 600 FACTORY WORKERS IN SAN PO KONG WERE TREATED TO TWO HOURS OF MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT DURING THEIR LUNCH BREAK TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE ’LUNCH TIME MUSIC DELIGHT’ WAS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE SAN PO KONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE SAN MIGUEL BREWERY.

TWO DISC JOCKEYS FROM RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG HOSTED THE SHOW WHICH FEATURED SONGS AND A QUIZ.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PHILIP CHOK, SAID THE EVENT WAS A PILOT PROJECT TO PROMOTE COMMUNITY INTEGRITY AMONG THE WORKERS.

+IF THE SHOW IS PROVED TO BE POPULAR, THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER EXTENDING IT TO OTHER INDUSTRIAL AREAS IN THE DISTRICT,* HE SAID.

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TRAINING BOARD MEMBERS VISIT VOCATIONAL CENTRE

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MEMBERS OF THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL TODAY (TUESDAY) VISITED THE WORLD REHABILITATION FUND DAY CENTRE IN KWUN TONG WHERE TRAINING COURSES IN CLOTHING ARE OFFERED TO THE DISABLED.

THEY WERE MET BY THE DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, MR MORRIS MORGAN, AND WERE TAKEN ON A TOUR ROUND THE CENTRE TO INSPECT VARIOUS TRAINING FACILITIES.

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RECENTLY, THE CENTRE INTRODUCED A CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION AS A BASIS TO TEST THE SKILL OF EVENING STUDENTS TAKING THE CLOTHING COURSES.

THE BOARD MEMBERS, LED BY THE CHAIRMAN, MR FRANCIS TIEN, WERE ALSO BRIEFED ON THE TRAINING PROGRAMMES WERE INVITED TO MAKE COMMENTS ON THE EXAMINATION.

THE CENTRE, WHICH IS RUN BY THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT, ALSO OFFERS COURSES ON ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, PRINTING, WOODWORK, COMMERCIAL AND OTHER SUBJECTS.

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VICTORIA PARK ROAD SECTION CLOSED * * * *

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF VICTORIA PARK ROAD BETWEEN THE VICTORIA PARK ROAD FLYOVER AND HING FAT STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR WORK ON THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE NORTH POINT EXIT FROM THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE CLOSED.

TRAFFIC ON VICTORIA PARK ROAD EASTBOUND INCLUDING BUSES ON CMB ROUTES 20, 20M, 21 AND 21M WILL BE DIVERTED VIA VICTORIA PARK ROAD FLYOVER, GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND, CLEVELAND STREET, KINGSTON STREET, GLOUCESTER ROAD SOUTHBOUND AND CAUSEWAY ROAD DURING THE CLOSURE.

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HK TO ATTEND TALKS ON TOWN PLANNING * K * *

THE DIRECTOR OF NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT, MR BRYAN O’RORKE, WILL LEAVE FOR BARCELONA, SPAIN, ON FRIDAY TO ATTEND THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEW TOWNS ASSOCIATION (INTA).

THE WEEK-LONG CONFERENCE, STARTING ON OCTOBER 2, WILL BE ATTENDED BY ABOUT 300 PARTICIPANTS FROM MORE THAN 30 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES, GERMANY, PORTUGAL, TURKEY, KUWAIT, ITALY, SPAIN, FRANCE, INDIA AND THE NETHERLANDS.

A NON-PROFIT, NON-POLITICAL WORLD ASSOCIATION, INTA'S PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AMONG GROUPS (BOTH GOVERNMENTAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL), INDIVIDUALS, AND CORPORATIONS CONCERNED WITH THE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF COMMUNITIES.

THIS YEAR’S THEME WILL BE +NEW LIFE FOR OLD CITIES*, AND PARTICULARLY HOW CONCEPTS OF AND EXPERIENCES IN URBAN MANAGEMENT OF NEW CITIES AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES MAY BE USEFULLY APPLIED, AND HOW BOTH NEW AND OLD CITIES ARE FACING TODAY’S URBAN CHALLENGE.

IN THE COURSE OF WORK SESSIONS AND FIELD VISITS TO RECENT URBAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES, PARTICIPANTS WILL ANALYSE NEW MEASURES TO BE APPLIED TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF URBAN AREAS.

MR O’RORKE WILL MAKE A PRESENTATION ON INTEGRATING OLDER DEVELOPMENT INTO HONG KONG NEW-TOWNS.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1933

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NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR TUEN MUN

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THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

THE SCHOOL WILL BE BUILT ON A 5 456 SQUARE METRES SITE NEAR TSENG TAU HA TSUEN.

IT WILL BE A SIX-STOREY BUILDING WITH 24 CLASSROOMS, SPECIAL ROOMS, TEACHING FACILITIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES ON THE UPPER FLOORS, AND A COVERED PLAY AREA AND CHANGING ROOMS ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL START TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

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BOARD SEES MUSIC AND CULTURE WORK * * * * *

TEN VISITING WAN CHAI

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD SPENT HALF A DAY THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT IN HARBOUR CENTRE,

TODAY.

LED BY KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR VICTOR NG, THE VISITORS WERE MET ON ARRIVAL BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, W PATRICK WILLIAMSON.

THEY SPENT 30 MINUTES AT THE RCD HEADQUARTERS BEING BRIEFED BY THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, MR CHRISTOPHER WONG, ON THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT.

DURING THE MEETING, THE MEMBERS RAISED A NUMBER OF POINTS, INCLUDING ONE CONCERNING FACILITIES FOR CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.

MR WONG EXPLAINED TO THE DB MEMBERS THAT THE FACILITIES TO STAGE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES WERE NOT MANAGED BY THE DEPARTMENT. HOWEVER, HE ADDED THAT THE URBAN COUNCIL HAD PLANS TO OPEN ONE CULTURAL CENTRE FOR EVERY DISTRICT IN HONG KONG.

THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR DICKEN YUNG, TOLD THE GROUP THAT EVERY EFFORT WAS BEING MADE TO MAXIMISE THE USE OF FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

AS AN EXAMPLE, HE CITED THE LADY MACLEHOSE HOLIDAY VILLAGE IN SAI KUNG WHICH HAD UNDERGONE SOME CHANGES TO ACCOMMODATE MORE CAMPERS.

THE GROUP THEN WENT TO THE DEPARTMENT’S HONG KONG MUSIC CENTRE AT THE ARTS CENTRE WHERE THEY WERE MET BY THE MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR, MR CLIVE OXLEY, AND OTHER SENIOR STAFF.

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MR OXLEY EXPLAINED THE WORK OF THE MUSIC OFFICE AND DISCUSSED MATTERS RELATING TO THE TRAINING OF YOUNG MUSICIANS.

A VIDEO FILM OF A MUSIC CAMP WAS ALSO SCREENED TO THE VISITORS.

THE GROUP THEN TRAVELLED TO THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE HEADQUARTERS IN CENTRAL WHERE THEY WERE MET BY THE PRINCIPAL RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICER, MR DAVID CHIU, AND SEVERAL OTHER STAFF MEMBERS.

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FINAL FOR SAFETY WORKER CONTEST * * *

SIX WORKERS WILL TAKE PART IN THE GRAND FINAL OF A +SAFETY WORKER CONTEST*, WH I CH IS A MAJOR FEATURE OF AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY GALA NIGHT TO BE HELD IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) EVENING.

THE GALA NIGHT WILL INCLUDE A VARIETY SHOW FEATURING SINGERS ELISA CHAN AND TERESA CARPIO.

PARTICIPATING IN THE FINAL ARE MR TSANG CHI-PUI, A CONSTRUCTION WORKER, MR CHOW TAT-KWONG, A PAINTER, AND MR CHUNG HO-SUM, A SHIP-REPAIRING WORKER, FOR THE MEN’S SECTION; AND MISS WONG CHING-YEE AND MISS LAU KWAI-YING, BOTH ELECTRONICS WORKERS, AND MISS LAU WAI-YEE, A GARMENT FACTORY WORKER, FOR THE WOMEN’S SECTION.

THE SIX FINALISTS WILL BE JUDGED ON THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ON THE MANNER OF THEIR PRESENTATION.

THE PANEL OF JUDGES WILL COMPRISE MR LAM KIN-MING, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SING FOOK KNITTING FACTORY; MR CHAN SHIU-LAP, CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT; MR SIMON LUN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING; MR WONG TSE-WAH, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES; AND MR TAM WING-PONG, DISTRICT OFFICER (KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl).

THE WINNERS OF BOTH THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SECTION OF THE CONTEST WILL BE AWARDED AN 11-DAY ALL-EXPENSES-PAID TRIP TO THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES, WHILE THE RUNNERS-UP WILL BE GIVEN PACKAGE TOURS TO JAPAN AND BANGKOK, TOGETHER WITH CASH PRIZES.

THE CONTEST IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, RADIO-TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES.

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TAPS OFF FOR MAINS WORK * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN SHAU KEI WAN CHEUNG CHAU WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS BETWEEN (SEPTEMBER 30) AND SATURDAY FOR WATER MAINS WORK.

AND

FR IDAY

SUPPLY TO PREMISES BOUNDED BY TAI HONG STREET I NING STREET AND SEA FRONT WILL BE STOPPED TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

IN SHAU KEI WAN, SHAU KEI WAN ROAD, HO FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY

IN CHEUNG CHAU, SUPPLY WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM ON FRIDAY.

SUN STREET,

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT 31-101 AND 32-104 TAI 102-113 AND 108-118 HING LUNG STREET, 4, 29A, B, C, 42C, 75, 78, 79 81 83, 83B, 70, 91C, 61-151 TAI SUN PRAYA, INCLUDING CHEUNG CHAU F’iRE STATION AND 39-42 OF PRAYA COOKED-FOOD STALL MARKET.

MEANWHILE, SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TAI KOK TSUI WILL BE INTERRUPTED FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTS.

ROAD, INCLUDING

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY LAI CHI KOK TAI KOK TSUI ROAD, FUK TSUN STREET AND TONG MEI ROAD, SYCAMORE STREET, TUNG CHAU STREET, BEDFORD STREET, LARCH STREET, MAPLE STREET, WALNUT STREET, LIME STREET, FIR STREET, ASH STREET OAK STREET, MAN ON STREET AND LOK

KWAN STREET

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF AIRPORT TUNNEL

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THE EAST KOWLOON WAY AND AIRPORT TUNNEL WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 29 AND 30) FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM ON THE FOLLOWING DAY.

MOTORISTS FROM THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AND HUNG HOM HEADING FOR NGAU TAU KOK AND KWUN TONG ARE ADVISED TO PROCEED VIA CHATHAM ROAD NORTH, MA TAU WAI ROAD, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST AND KWUN TONG ROAD AND TRAFFIC FROM WAI YIP STREET, KWUN TONG ROAD HEADING FOR HUNG HOM ARE ADVISED TO PROCEED VIA KWUN TONG ROAD AND PRINCE EDwARD ROAD EAST.

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PARKING CHARGES REVISED

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PARKING CHARGES AT 19 GOODS VEHICLE PARKING SPACES IN LEE CHUNG STREET, CHEUNG LEE STREET AND HONG MAN STREET IN CHAI aAN WILL BE REVISED TO 50 CENTS FOR EVERY 30 MINUTES FROM FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MINISTER LEARNS FROM DB MEETING ................................ 1

GOVERNOR TO OPEN HOUSING SCHEME FOR ELDERLY..................... j

MINISTER VISITS FACTORY, CONTAINER TERMINAL .................... 2

RETURNING TO UK ............................................ o o o 3

SIR PERCY PEKING BOUND .......................................... 3

PRESS CONFERENCE BY MP ........................................   j

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SURVEY COMPLETED ...................... 4

LABOUR LAW OFFENDERS FINED....................................... 5

AIRPORT TUNNEL SIGNALS FOR MOTORISTS ............................ 6

ROAD OPENING...............................................  _ $

RESTRICTED ZONES IN TAI PO....................................... 6

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1983

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MINISTER LEARNS FROM DB MEETING * * * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, W RICHARD LUCE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT HE WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE WORK OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR IAN MACPHERSON, MR LUCE SPENT ABOUT HALF AN HOUR AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING.

IN A BRIEF ADDRESS TO THE BOARD MEMBERS BEFORE DEPARTING, ■DIE MINISTER SAID HE HAD A LESSON OR TWO TO TAKE BACK AFTER LISTENING TO THE PROCEEDINGS.

FOR INSTANCE, HE SAID, THE DISCUSSION ON SOLVING THE POLLUTION PROBLEM OF THE SHING MUN RIVER, A MAJOR AMENITY SPOT IN THE NEW TOWN, HAD GIVEN HIM SOME IDEA OF TACKLING A SIMILAR PROBLEM IN HIS OWN CONSTITUENCY.

♦THE MAIN PURPOSE OF MY VISIT TO HONG KONG IS TO SEE' AS MUCH AS I CAN OF A COMMUNITY AND TO LEARN HOW A COMMUNITY WORKS AND SERVICES PROVIDED.

♦I WANT TO LISTEN AS MUCH AS I CAN TO THE OPINIONS OF THE PEOPLE AND FROM A WIDE SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY,+ HE SAID.

MR LUCE WAS HAPPY TO SEE THAT BOARD MEETINGS WERE OPEN TO THE PRESS.

ALLOWING PRESS MEMBERS TO COVER BOARD MEETINGS COULD BUILD A CLOSE LINK BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT, HE SAID.

♦THIS PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART IN THE LINK BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND THE GOVERNMENT, COMMUNICATING THROUGH THE MED I A.♦

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD, A MEMBER, MR NG CHAN-LAM, PRESENTED A COLOUR PICTURE - +SHA TIN AT NIGHT+ TO MR RICHARD LUCE.

MEMBERS FELT THAT THIS WINNING ENTRY OF THE DISTRICT PHOTO CONTEST HELD LAST CHRISTMAS HAD CAPTURED WELL THE LIVELY SPIRIT OF SHA TIN.

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GOVERNOR TO OPEN HOUSING SCHEME FOR ELDERLY *****

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN THE SHA TIN HOUSING SCHEME FOR THE ELDERLY AT A CEREMONY STARTING AT 3 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT THE NGAN SHING COMMERCIAL COMPLEX IN

SHA TIN CITY ONE.

UNDER THE SCHEME, THE GOVERNMENT PURCHASED 80 FLATS IN CITY ONE TO PROVIDE HOMES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES AND TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY.

/TRAMSPORT HAS .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 198?'

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TRANSPORT HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO TAKE THE PRESS PARTY OUT TO CITY ONE. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE CEREMONY ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT THE CARPARK OUTSIDE THE MAIN WING OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN CENTRAL NOT LATER THAN 1.30 PM TOMORROW.

AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY AT THE NGAN SHING COMMERCIAL COMPLEX. THE GOVERNOR WILL VISIT FOUR FLATS AT BLOCK 21 OF CITY ONE TO TALK TO ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BENEFITED FROM THE SCHEME.

BECAUSE OF SPACE LIMITATIONS, PRESS REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE VISITS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPS AND WILL BE POSITIONED INSIDE THE FOUR FLATS WELL BEFORE THE GOVERNOR’S ARRIVAL. THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO MOVE FROM ONE FLAT TO ANOTHER.

GIS OFFICERS WILL ASSIST.

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MINISTER VISITS FACTORY, CONTAINER TERMINAL X X * X

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, MR RICHARD LUCE, TODAY VISITED AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY AND THE CONTAINER TERMINAL IN KWAI CHUNG.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR JOHN YAXLEY, AND THE ASSISTANT UNDER SECRETARY OF FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH, OFFICE, MR ALAN DONALD, MR LUCE VISITED G.P. ELECTRONICS LTD AT KWAI WING ROAD, KWAI CHUNG, AND WAS RECEIVED BY THE COMPANY’S CHAIRMAN, MR KEVIN LO.

THE COMPANY, ESTABLISHED IN 1974, IS A SUBSIDIARY OF GOLD PEAK INDUSTRIES (HOLDINGS) LTD., PRODUCING CAR STEREO AND FM INTERCOM FOR MARKETS IN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, EUROPE AND ASIA. THE COMPANY’S PRIVATE LABEL CUSTOMERS INCLUDE SOME OF THE LARGEST AND FOREMOST COMPANIES IN THE CAR AUDIO INDUSTRIES WORLD-WIDE, AND IS KNOWN TO BE ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED MANUFACTURERS OF CAR AUDIO PRODUCTS IN ASIA OUTSIDE JAPAN.

MR LUCE ALSO VISITED THE PREMISES OF MODERN TERMINALS LTD., PART OF THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER TERMINAL WHICH RANKS AMONG THE TOP THREE CONTAINER TERMINALS IN THE WORLD. MR LUCE WAS MET BY THE COMPANY’S MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR MARK LEESE.

MODERN TERMINALS LTD., ESTABLISHED IN HONG KONG IN 1969, EMPLOYS NEARLY 1 300 PERSONS. ITS TWO BERTHS, WITH LENGTHS OF 305 METRES AND 473 METRES, NOW ACCOMMODATE OVER 1 300 VESSELS A YEAR - OR BETWEEN THREE TO FOUR SHIPS A DAY.

A TOTAL OF 39 SHIPPING LINES ARE USING THE COMPANY’S FACILITIES, WHICH COMPRISE TWO GROUND-LEVEL CONTAINER FREIGHT STATIONS AND A TWO-STOREY FREIGHT STATION WHICH IS PART OF A TWELVE-STOREY COMPLEX. THIS COMPLEX INCLUDES TEN STOREYS OF WAREHOUSE AREA AND OFFICES, AS WELL AS THE TERMINAL CONTROL ROOM.

DURING 1982, MODERN TERMINAL LTD. HANDLED 664 360 TEUS (TWENTY-FOOT EQUIVALENTS, THE STANDARD MEASURE OF CONTAINER THROUGHPUT), AND ALSO 1 610 252 FREIGHT TONS THROUGH THE CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION. THE TERMINAL OPERATIONS ARE CONTROLLED BY AN ON-LINE 24-HOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM WHICH IS ONE OF THE LARGEST IN HONG KONG.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1983

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RETURNING TO UK * * *

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, W RICHARD LUCE, WILL RETURN TO LONDON THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING ON FLIGHT CX 201 ETD 10.50 PM.

HE WILL BE SEEN OFF AT THE AIRPORT BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE.

THERE WILL BE A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY TO COVER MR LUCE’S DEPARTURE. PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN ASSIGNED TO COVER THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM NOT LATER THAN 9.30 PM.

GIS OFFICERS WILL ASSIST.

SIR PERCY PEKING BOUND

* * *

THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO PEKING, SIR PERCY CRADOCK, WHO IS VISITING HONG KONG, WILL LEAVE FOR PEKING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) ON FLIGHT CA 102, ETD 1 PM.

A FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN TO COVER HIS DEPARTURE. NEWSMEN ASSIGNED TO COVER THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING NOT LATER THAN 11.45 AM.

GIS OFFICERS WILL ASSIST.

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PRESS CONFERENCE BY MP

* * *

mo iaum IFF CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, WHO HAS BEEN visiting HONG KONG WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE GIS THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE AT 4 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

MR LEE IS FROM THE CONSTITUENCY OF PENDLE, AND ARRIVED IN HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 23.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SURVEY COMPLETED * * * *

A SURVEY ON ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGED IN BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, ARCHITECTURE, SURVEYING, AND PROJECT ENGINEERING HAS RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SURVEY COLLECTED DATA RELATING TO THE YEAR 1981 AND WAS THE FIRST ANNUAL FOLLOW-UP ENQUIRY AFTER THE BENCHMARK CENSUS FOR 1979.

THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR HAS ALSO BEEN COVERED IN A RELATED SURVEY, THE RESULTS OF WHICH WILL BE RELEASED IN DUE COURSE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY, 4 905 BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS HAD OPERATED DURING 1981 WITH THE VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED AMOUNTING TO $34 860 MILLION. THE ESTABLISHMENTS SPENT $9 005 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AND ON HIRING LABOURERS THROUGH THE LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS, $10 489 MILLION ON SUB-CONTRACT WORK RENDERED BY FEE SUB-CONTRACTORS, $11 114 MILLION ON CONSUMPTION OF MATERIALS, SUPPLIES AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, AND $1 875 MILLION ON MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENSES.

THE TOTAL +NATIONAL ACCOUNTS VALUE ADDED+ GENERATED BY THESE ESTABLISHMENTS WAS $12 096 MILLION, AND THE GROSS SURPLUS WAS $2 747 MILLION.

THE PRINCIPAL STATISTICS OF THE CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENTS DISTINGUISHED INTO DIFFERENT TRADE GROUPS SHOW THAT $22 275 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK WAS PERFORMED BY ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGED IN ARCHITECTURAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS AT BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES.

THE SPECIAL TRADES OF ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL, GAS AND WATER FITTING ACCOUNTED FOR $5 574 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED.

ANOTHER $2 127 MILLION OR 6 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK WAS PERFORMED BY RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTORS AT ERECTED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES. THIS GROUP HAD THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS, BEING 1 858 OR 38 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL.

SEPARATE ANALYSES ON SITE STATISTICS SHOW THAT A TOTAL OF 2 495 SITE CONTRACTS WERE CARRIED OUT IN 1981, OF WHICH 680 WERE PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS VIZ. CONTRACTS AWARDED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENTS, HOUSING DEPARTMENT, OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION. THE OTHER 1 815 CONTRACTS WERE PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS. THE TOTAL VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED UNDER THESE CONTRACTS WAS $19 476 MILLION, OF WHICH $7 274 MILLION WERE ATTRIBUTED TO PUBLIC PROJECTS AND $12 202 MILLION TO PRIVATE PROJECTS.

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CONTRACTS COVER MAINLY THE ERECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL SUPERSTRUCTURE, CONSTRUCTION FOR TRANSPORT PURPOSES. ULTILITIES CONSTRUCTION FOR SUPPLY OF GAS, WATER AND ELECTRICITY, AND LAND FORMATION AND RECLAMATION.

TAKING ALL TYPES OF CONTRACTS INTO CONSIDERATION, ABOUT $5 327 MILLION WERE SPENT ON MATERIALS, AND SUPPLIES; $9 521 MILLION ON SUB-CONTRACT WORK; AND SI 289 MILLION ON WAGES OF DIRECTLY EMPLOYED OPERATIVES.

THE PRINCIPAL STATISTICS RELATING TO ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PROJECT ENGINEERING FIRMS SHOWED THAT 433 SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS HAD OPERATED IN 1981. THEIR TOTAL SERVICE INCOME WAS $1 649 MILLION. TOTAL NATIONAL ACCOUNTS VALUE ADDED WAS SI 136 MILLION.

AS REGARDS EXPENDITURE, $699 MILLION WERE SPENT ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES, $51 MILLION ON SUPPLIES AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES; $281 MILLION ON COMMISSION WORKS; AND $221 MILLION ON MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENSES.

A SURVEY REPORT WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEAR FUTURE GIVING DETAILS OF THE METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY.

MEANWHILE, ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE SURVEY MAY BE MADE TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT (AT TEL. NO. 3-7215845).

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LABOUR LAW OFFENDERS FINED * * *

A TOTAL OF 634 PROSECUTIONS FOR BREACHES OF LABOUR LAWS TAKEN OUT BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT RESULTED IN CONVICTION BY THE COURTS LAST MONTH, AND FINES IMPOSED AMOUNTED TO MORE THAN $539 OOO.

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, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THERE WERE 174 CASES CONCERNING VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY REGULATIONS WITH $275 600 IN FINES. THESE INCLUDED 73 CASES (WITH $93 150 IN FINES) FOR BREACH OF THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (GUARDING AND OPERATION OF MACHINERY) REGULATIONS AND 60 CASES (WITH $149 850 IN FINES) FOR BREACH OF THE CONSTRUCTION

UNDERTAKINGS

SITES (SAFETY) REGULATIONS.

THERE WERE ALSO 365 CASES RELATING TO BREACHES OF THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS, WITH $215 450 IN FINES.

OF THE OTHER PROSECUTIONS, 10 CASES WERE RELATED TO FAILURE TO KEEP RECORDS OF EMPLOYEES, LEADING TO $3 000 IN FINES.

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AIRPORT TUNNEL SIGNALS FOR MOTORISTS

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THE COMPUTERISED TRAFFIC SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM AT THE AIRPORT TUNNEL WILL BECOME FULLY OPERATIONAL FROM SATURDAY (OCTOBER 1), AND MOTORISTS WILL BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO OBEY ALL TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND LANE SIGNALS.

WARNING WILL BE MADE AGAINST OFFENCES DURING THE INITIAL PERIOD. OFFENDERS THEREAFTER WILL BE PROSECUTED.

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ROAD OPENING

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FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 30), A SECTION OF MA CHAI HANG h SIN ROAD AND THE SLIP ROAD LINKING MA CHAI

---- TO TWO-WAY

ROAD BETWEEN WONG TAI

HANG ROAD . TRAFFIC TO AND LOK FU

AND FUNG PROVIDE AREAS.

MO AN

INTERCHANGE WILL BE OPEN ALTERNATIVE ROAD LINKAGE

TO WAN TAU HOM

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RESTRICTED ZONES IN TAI PO

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FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 30), THE FOLLOWING ROADS IN TAI PO WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTED ZONES DURING THE HOURS STATED i

(1) 7 AM TO 7 PM ZONE

THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PO HEUNG STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH NAM SHING STREET TO A POINT OUTSIDE THE TAI PO COMMUNITY CENTRE.

(2) 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM ZONES

(A) NAM SHING STREET.

(B) THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF ON FU ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH NAM SHING STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES TO THE SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

THE SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE THE JOURNEY SPEED OF FRANCHISED BUSES AND THE GENERAL TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN THE TAI PO MARKET AREA.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN - SUPPLEMENT

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1983

MINISTER OF STATE MEETS PRESS * * * * *

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE GIVEN BY MR RICHARD LUCE, MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, IN THE GIS THEATRE THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON.

MR LUCEl +FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING. MY GRATITUDE MAY BE WISHFUL THINKING AT THE END OF 45 MINUTES BUT I AM GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR COMING. I WOULD LIKE FIRST OF ALL TO SAY A FEW WORDS AND THEN I’LL BE PLEASED TO TRY. AND ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.

+IT’S NOW EXACTLY FIVE YEARS AGO THAT I FIRST CAME TO HONG KONG; I WAS THEN SHADOW SPOKESMAN FOR THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY ON FOREIGN POLICY AND I CAME AS THE GUEST OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT. AND NOW FIVE YEARS LATER I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF RETURNING AS MINISTER OF STATE, HAVING TAKEN UP MY NEW DUTIES AS THE MINISTER OF STATE RESPONSIBLE FOR HONG KONG AFFAIRS IN JUNE OF THIS YEAR. I JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU, THEREFORE, OF THE PURPOSE OF MY VISIT.

+1 ARRIVED LAST SATURDAY AND I LEAVE LATE TONIGHT FOR LONDON. THE PURPOSE, FIRSTLY, IS THAT AS NEWLY RESPONSIBLE MINISTER OF STATE, I WANTED TO LEARN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ABOUT NOT ONLY THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG BUT ABOVE ALL THE FEELINGS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AT THIS TIME IN THE HISTORY OF HONG KONG. AND DURING THE COURSE OF WHAT IS, I THINK, A VERY FULL PROGRAMME I HAVE HEARD THE VIEWS OF A VERY BROAD CROSSSECTION OF THE COMMUNITY OF HONG KONG.

+1 HAVE LISTENED WITH THE GREATEST OF CARE BECAUSE I REGARD IT VERY MUCH AS A PRIORITY AND A DUTY TO HEAR THE VIEWS OF THE BROADEST POSSIBLE CROSS-SECTION OF PEOPLE IN THIS TERRITORY. AND I’VE SEEN FOR MYSELF SOMETHING OF THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE EVER SINCE MY LAST VISIT SOME FIVE YEARS AGO AND I MUST SAY I AM DEEPLY IMPRESSED BY THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND IN THE CREATION BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG OF SUCH A SUCCESSFUL AND VIBRANT SOCIETY. I’D LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL OBVIOUSLY BE REPORTING MY IMPRESSIONS, REACTIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG TO THE FOREIGN SECRETARY, SIR GEOFFREY HOWE, ON MY RETURN.

/♦NOW AT.....

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+NOW AT THIS STAGE I WANT TO STATE AND RESTATE AS STRONGLY AS I CONCEIVABLY CAN THAT BRITAIN REMAINS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE OBJECTIVE OF AIMING FOR A SOLUTION WHICH IS ACCEPTABLE TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT AND TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA. THAT REMAINS AS FIRMLY AS EVER OUR OBJECTIVE, AND I WANT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG TO KNOW THAT IT REMAINS OUR COMMITMENT TO DO OUR BEST FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THAT OBJECTIVE. INDEED I WOULD GO FURTHER AND SAY THIS: IT IS NOT ONLY IN THE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG THAT WE SHOULD SUCCEED IN THIS OBJECTIVE BUT THAT IT IS ALSO IN BRITAIN’S INTERESTS THAT WE SHOULD SUCCEED IN THAT OBJECTIVE.

+NOW, I WANT TO SAY A WORD ABOUT MUTUAL CONFIDENCE. IT IS, TO MY MIND, OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT WE SHOULD RETAIN MUTUAL TRUST AND MUTUAL CONFIDENCE BETWEEN THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG. AND I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HAVING BEEN HERE NOW FOR FOUR, FIVE DAYS, IF I AM TO PUT MYSELF INTO THE POSITION OF YOU THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHO LIVE HERE, AND IT’S MY DUTY TO TRY AND DO SO, THEN, OF COURSE, I ACKNOWLEDGE VERY FULLY WHY PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUS AT THIS TIME. INDEED, WHEN ONE IS A LITTLE UNCERTAIN OF ONE’S OWN FUTURE THEN, OF COURSE, THAT FEELING OF ANXIETY EXISTS, AND I WANT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG TO KNOW THAT NOT ONLY I, BUT THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE UNDERSTAND THESE FEELINGS OF ANXIETY.

BUT NOW WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO DO, THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT? WE ARE NOT ONLY TRYING TO PRESERVE ALL THAT HAS BEEN BUILT UP SO SUCCESSFULLY IN HONG KONG, WE’RE GOING TO TRY, AND WE ARE TRYING TO BUILD FURTHER ON THAT SUCCESS SO THAT HONG KONG CAN FLOURISH STILL FURTHER IN THE LONGER TERM.

+THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S PRIORITY IS TO WORK FOR SUCCESS AND I WOULD POSE THE QUESTION: IN WHOSE POSSIBLE INTEREST -IN WHOSE POSSIBLE INTEREST COULD IT BE FOR US TO FAIL IN THESE TALKS AND IN FINDING A SUCCESSFUL SOLUTION? OF COURSE THERE’LL BE TURBULENCE, THERE’LL BE BUFFETING- IT MAY TAKE TIME, THE TALKS WE HAVE BETWEEN BRITAIN AND CHINA- BUT I BELIEVE ALL OF US ABOVE ALL THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, HAVE IT IN THEM TO WEATHER THE STORM, AND NO ONE SHOULD BE IN ANY DOUBT OF THE DETERMINATION OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT.

+NOW. I WANT JUST TO SAY A WORD ABOUT THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF TALKS BETWEEN THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. I REALLY DO HAVE TO SAY THAT ALTHOUGH IT IS PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDABLE ------------------------------------ ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THE

THAT PEOPLE SHOULD WANT TO KNOW MORE NEGOTIATIONS THAT YOU CANNOT INDULGE AS MEGAPHONE DIPLOMACY.

IN WHAT I CAN ONLY DESCRIBE

PUBLIC AND IF YOU TRY TO

+INDEED YOU CANNOT NEGOTIATE IN

DO SO. THEN YOU ENDANGER THE PROSPECTS OF A SUCCESSFUL SOLUTION WHICH WE’RE ALL LOOKING FOR. IT WOULD BE TOTALLY COUNTERPRODUCTIVE SO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS TO SEEK FOR THE COMMON GROUND.

/+A GREAT........

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1983

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NEED TO WORK SIDE AND TRY

+A GREAT CHINESE LEADER ONCE REFERRED TO THE FOR COMMON GROUND, TO PUT THE DIFFICULTIES ON ONE

ON THE COMMON GROUND. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO WE’RE TRYING TO PRESERVE ALL THAT IS GOOD IN HONG KONG AND TOGETHER FOR THE FUTURE.

AND BUILD

DO

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+NOW I WANT TO SAY THAT IN BROAD TERMS THERE IS A GOOD FRAMEWORK TO ANGLO-CHINESE RELATIONS, BUT EQUALLY I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT IT IS UNHELPFUL AND SAD THAT PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE PART OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON THE BRITISH POSITION ARE NOT HELPFUL TO THE COMMON AIM OF FINDING A SOLUTION.

+NOW WHAT I WOULD SUGGEST WE ALL OF US - AND I MEAN ALL OF US TOGETHER - NEED IS REALISM IN NOT UNDERESTIMATING THE DIFFICULTIES AND DANGERS AHEAD, AND ON THE OTHER HAND A TOTAL DETERMINATION TO SUCCEED IN OUR OBJECTIVE.

+MY FINAL POINT THAT I WOULD WISH TO MAKE TO YOU IS THIS: THAT AS A FURTHER STEP IN THE CONTINUING PROCESS OF CONSULTATION, AND I ATTACH GREAT IMPORTANCE TO CONSULTATION, CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, THE GOVERNOR ACCOMPANIED BY THE UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WILL BE VISITING LONDON NEXT WEEK.

+THAT’S ALL I’D LIKE TO SAY BY MEANS OF OPENING REMARKS, I’M HAPPY TO TRY AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.* •

Q: +MINISTER, YOU’VE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO THE PEOPLE'OF HONG KONG, OR AS MANY AS POSSIBLE, HAVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE FUTURE BEEN UNANIMOUS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER?

A: +WELL, FIRST OF ALL I’VE BEEN IMPRESSED BY THE FACT THAT DURING ALL THESE VARIOUS MEETINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ARRANGED - AND VERY EFFICIENTLY SO - I THINK ALMOST EVERYBODY WHO’S HAD A CHANCE SITTING IN THOSE ROOMS HAS BEEN ABLE TO EXPRESS HIS OWN PERSONAL OPINIONS AND THE OPINIONS I FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT IN MANY CASES ARE REPRESENTING PARTICULAR SECTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY. I GOT VERY MUCH THE FEELING THAT THE VAST MAJORITY WERE EXPRESSING THEIR VIEWS VERY FREELY AND VERY FULLY. IF YOU LIKE, A COMMON STRAND THAT WAS COMING THROUGH WAS THE ASPIRATION AND THE STRONG DESIRE TO PRESERVE ALL THE FREEDOMS AND THE BASES, IF YOU LIKE, OF A STABLE SOCIETY THAT EXISTS TODAY IN HONG KONG. THAT I FULLY UNDERSTAND.

Qs +MINISTER, COULD YOU TELL US IN MEETING VARIOUS GROUPS OF PEOPLE DO YOU THINK THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE HERE IN HONG KONG WANT THE BRITISH TO STAY BEYOND 1997?

A: +WELL, NOW I THINK WHAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE UNDERSTAND -AND IT’S FOR THEM INCIDENTALLY, YOU’RE A FREE SOCIETY TOO -TO EXPRESS THEIR OWN VIEWS AS THEY WISH IN PUBLIC OR IN PRIVATE ACCORDING TO THEIR OWN INCLINATIONS - I THINK I SENSE THAT ABOVE ALL WHAT THEY WANT IS IN LINE WITH WHAT OUR OBJECTIVE IS AND THAT IS THE CONTINUATION AND THE CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION OF A STABLE AND PROSPEROUS COUNTRY. THAT IS, I BELIEVE, WHAT THEY WANT AND THAT I HAVE REASSURED THEM, AS I REASSURE YOU, IS VERY MUCH OUR OBJECTIVE. NOW, CLEARLY I WOULDN’T WISH TO GO BEYOND THAT IN TERMS OF THE DETAILS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE REASONS THAT I’VE DESCRIBED, BUT THAT WE HAVE A COMMON ASPIRATION ON A COMMON OBJECTIVE IS QUITE CLEAR.

/Q: +MINISTER......

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Qi +MINISTER YOU SAID THAT THERE WOULD BE BUFFETINGS ON THE WAY TO A SOLUTION. THOSE BUFFETINGS ARE BOUND TO AFFECT THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND IN PARTICULAR THE LOCAL CURRENCYI IS THERE ANYTHING THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT CAN DO TO PROTECT THE LOCAL CURRENCY AGAINST SUCH EFFECTS?

At +WELL, I THINK THAT I WAS ENDEAVOURING TO DEMONSTRATE SOMETHING THAT YOU ALL UNDERSTAND VERY FULLY, THAT AT A TIME WHEN PEOPLE ARE FEELING A LITTLE INSECURE BECAUSE WE’RE NOT YET CERTAIN OF THE NATURE OF THE SOLUTION THAT WE REACH, THERE WILL BE UPS AND DOWNS, THERE WILL BE BUFFETING, THERE WILL BE, IF YOU LIKE TO USE ANOTHER ANALOGY, TURBULENCE.

+INDEED WHEN I LANDED IN HONG KONG ON SATURDAY - I HOPE IT WAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME - BUT THE LEVEL OF THE DOLLAR HAD GONE TO RATHER AN UNUSUAL LEVEL. IT’S STEADYING AGAIN AND I THINK THAT WHAT IS REQUIRED IS A STEADY NERVE AND TO KEEP OUR SIGHTS ON OUR OBJECTIVE, NOT TO LOSE OUR NERVE, TO KEEP OUR RESOLVE, TO KEEP OUR DETERMINATION, AND EVERYTHING I’VE SEEN ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG TO MY MIND BEARS OUT THAT YOU HAVE THOSE QUALITIES.

+COULD I JUST SAY - I OUGHT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION A LITTLE MORE SPECIFICALLY, YOU SAID, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT COULD DO - THIS REALLY IS A MATTER FOR THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND I BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNOR AND THOSE IN AUTHORITY HERE HAVE HANDLED THIS SITUATION WITH GREAT DECISIVENESS, AND I HAVE GREAT ADMIRATION FOR THAT, AND I’M SURE THAT THEIR ACTION TAKEN IN A VERY CALM AND RATIONAL MANNER SHOULD DO A LOT TO HELP RESTORE AND RETAIN CONFIDENCE.

Qt +THE CHINESE PRESS FELT RECENTLY THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WANT TO CONTINUE ITS ADMINISTRATION BEYOND 1997, MAY WE KNOW WHETHER IT’S THE POSITION, WELL-KNOWN POSITION OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, AND CAN YOU TELL US WHAT IS THE WELL-KNOWN POSITION OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG?

At +WELL NOW YOU KNOW THIS IS EXACTLY AN EXAMPLE OF THE SORT OF THING THAT IF WE START INDULGING IN A COUNTER-ARGUMENTATIVE CAMPAIGN WITH THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT HELP ANYBODY. OUR OBJECTIVE IS NOT TO TALK IN PUBLIC ABOUT THE NEGOTIATIONS, AND LET ME JUST ASK YOU TO TOGETHER LET’S JUST FACE UP TO THE CONSEQUENCES OF THIS. IF, I SPEAK AS FRANKLY AS I CAN, IF EVERY TIME THERE WAS A SUGGESTION OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S POSITION IS THIS, OR THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S POSITION IS THAT, IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER IT’S ACCURATE OR INACCURATE, WE THEN RESPOND, THEN THERE’S ANOTHER RESPONSE, THEN THE THING SPECULATES MORE AND MORE AND GOES UP AND UP LIKE THAT, THEN WE DO NO SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, THAT’S NOT OUR OBJECTIVE. WE’VE GOT TO KEEP OUR SIGHTS ON THE LONG TERM AND WHAT OUR OBJECTIVE IS AND I CAN JUST ONLY GO ON RESTATING TO YOU HOW STRONG OUR COMMITMENT IS TO THAT OBJECTIVE WHICH I HAVE DESCRIBED, WHICH HAS FEATURED IN EVERY STATEMENT FROM THE PRIME MINISTER TO THE QUEEN’S SPEECH OF JUNE THIS YEAR. AND TO MY REMARKS THIS EVENING.

/Qt +inNisTEa, ........

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Q: +MINISTER, WITH RESPECT, YOU DODGED THE QUESTION OF WHETHER PEOPLE HAVE EXPRESSED A WISH FOR A BRITISH CONTINUATION OF A BRITISH PRESENCE HERE AND I CAN UNDERSTAND PERHAPS WHY, BUT IT HAS BEEN STATED THAT HONG KONG PUBLIC OPINION IS IMPORTANT. NOW, HOW DO YOU EXPECT THAT PUBLIC OPINION TO BE EXPRESSED, AND DO YOU THINK THAT IT’S IMPORTANT THAT IT SHOULD BE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED WHAT HONG KONG PEOPLE WANT FOR THE OUTSIDE WORLD TO SEE?

MR LUCEj +WOULD YOU LIKE TO REPEAT THE QUESTION OR SHALL I REPEAT THE QUESTION? WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY IT LOUDLY?

Q: +WHETHER IT IS IMPORTANT THAT HONG KONG PUBLIC OPINION SHOULD BE CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED FOR ALL TO SEE AND NOT JUST FOR THE DELEGATES TO THE TALKS.

A: +FIRSTLY, LET ME SAY, REITERATE SOMETHING THAT YOU ALL KNOW, THAT THIS IS A FREE SOCIETY AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE SHOULD HAVE THE UTMOST FREEDOM TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS, AND SO MY ANSWER, FIRST OF ALL, IS YES. BUT PERHAPS I COULD THEN GO ON TO SAY SOMETHING THAT HAS IMPRESSED ME EVEN MORE THIS TIME THAN IT DID LAST TIME, FIVE YEARS AGO, WHEN I CAME, AND THAT IS THE MACHINERY THAT HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO ENABLE OPINIONS, IF YOU LIKE THE TWO-WAY FLOW OF VIEWS BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT, TO EXIST, RANGING FROM THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, UMELCO, TO SOME OTHER INTERESTING NEW DEVELOPMENTS WHICH I HAVE NOT FULLY ACKNOWLEDGED BEFORE THE DISTRICT LEVEL AND THE URBAN COUNCIL LEVEL AND SOME OF THE ORGANISATIONS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WHERE RIGHT DOWN TO VILLAGE AS WELL AS TO CITY LEVEL -INCLUDING AT THAT LEVEL AN ELECTIVE PROCESS, ONE ELEMENT OF AN ELECTIVE PROCESS - I JUST WANT TO SAY HOW EFFECTIVE I FEEL THE MACHINERY SEEMS TO BE WHICH GIVES ME ADDED CONFIDENCE THAT WE CAN GET A CONTINUOUS INDICATION OF THE VIEWS AND THE OPINIONS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHICH ARE SO IMPORTANT.

Qi +MINISTER, IT’S BEEN ANNOUNCED THAT SIR PERCY CRADOCK WILL BE TAKING UP AT THE YEAR END A NEW JOB CONCERNING THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TALKS, SHOULD IT BE INFERRED FROM THAT THAT THE TALKS ARE EXPECTED BY BRITAIN TO GO ON FOR A LONG TIME PERHAPS FOR A YEAR OR MORE?

Al +NONE OF US CAN SAY WITH ANY CERTAINTY ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS IN POLITICAL LIFE I’VE DISCOVERED. OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO PROCEED AS FAST AS WE CAN BUT IT WOULD BE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE OBVIOUSLY TO SET DEADLINES AND, THEREFORE, WE MUST BE PREPARED FOR THIS TO TAKE TIME, AS I SAID EARLIER ON. THEREFORE THIS LEADS ME TO THE SPECIFIC NATURE OF YOUR QUESTION ABOUT SIR PERCY CRADOCK. FROM THE PRIME MINISTER DOWN TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND MYSELF. WE’RE ALL VERY PLEASED THAT FOR A MAN WHO SERVED WITH SUCH DISTINCTION AS OUR AMBASSADOR IN CHINA FOR QUITE A CONSIDERABLE TIME NOW, I THINK SINCE 1978, AND WHO HAS BEEN LEADING THE NEGOTIATIONS IN PEKING OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS, I AM VERY PLEASED, AS IS THE PRIME MINISTER, BY THE FACT THAT HE HAS AGREED TO UNDERTAKE THIS TASK IN LONDON, WHICH WILL MEAN THAT AS ADVISER AT NO. 10 AND AS DEPUTY UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE DEALING WITH HONG KONG, HE WILL BE PLAYING A VERY LEADING ROLE AS ADVISER TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT MINISTERS ON HONG KONG. AND NOT ONLY DO I THINK THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF FAITH RIGHT UP IN THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IN HIS GREAT ABILITY, BUT I HOPE THAT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ..'ILL REALISE THAT THIS INJECTS AN ELEMENT OF CONTINUITY WHICH I THINK IS IMPORTANT TO THE DISCUSSIONS AND TALKS THAT WE’RE HAVING BETWEEN BRITAIN AND CHINA.

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Q: +MR LUCE, YOUR GOVERNMENT HAS STATED ON VARIOUS OCCASIONS TO HAVE A MORAL COMMITMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG. DURING THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WE HAVE REALLY BEEN SEEING SOME EXAMPLES POINTING TO THE CONTRARY. THE MOST QUOTED EXAMPLES ARE THE ISSUE OF THE DOWNGRADING OF OUR PASSPORT AND OVERSEAS STUDENT FEES. WOULD YOU PLEASE EXPLAIN TO US THIS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT HAS BEEN SAID AND WHAT HAS BEEN DONE BY YOUR GOVERNMENT?

At +YES, I WANT TO SAY, TAKING THESE TWO POINTS ABOUT STUDENTS AND PASSPORTS, QUESTION WHICH I THINK YOU’RE RAISING, THAT I UNDERSTAND FULLY WHY PEOPLE IN HONG KONG FELT ANXIOUS AND THOUGHT THAT PERHAPS BRITAIN - AND IN FACT THIS IS A MISLEADING IMPRESSION, BUT NEVERTHELESS THOUGHT THAT BRITAIN -WAS TURNING THEIR BACKS ON HONG KONG. THIS I MUST START BY STRESSING COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH, BUT AT THE SAME TIME I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE, THE MINISTERS IN THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, COULD SEE THE REASONS FOR YOU FEELING THIS. NOW, ON THE STUDENTS QUESTION, A DECISION WAS TAKEN IN 1979, AS YOU RECALL, TO WITHDRAW THE GENERAL SUBSIDIES FOR SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN OUR COUNTRY. SINCE THEN WE HAVE BEEN RETHINKING THIS VERY CAREFULLY IN THE LIGHT OF OUR ANXIETY OF THE EFFECTS OF THIS, NOT ONLY IF I MAY SAY, ON THE STUDENTS OF HONG KONG, WHICH IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, BUT ON MANY OTHER PARTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH - MALAYSIA’S A GOOD EXAMPLE BUT THERE ARE MANY, MANY OTHER EXAMPLES THAT WE ALL KNOW OF - AND AS A RESULT OF THIS YOU WILL KNOW THAT WE HAVE NOW INTRODUCED A NEW SCHEME WHICH IS DESIGNED TO BUILD ON CO-OPERATION BETWEEN COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES AND OURSELVES IN ORDER TO ASSIST STUDENTS COMING ACROSS TO BRITAIN.

+THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE DEVISED OF A SPECIAL NATURE AS FAR AS HONG KONG’S CONCERNED, BY MEANS OF A JOINT FUNDING SCHEME BETWEEN THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, AND THAT JOINT FUNDING SCHEME I HOPE WILL BE OF ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS. WE WANT TO HAVE - BECAUSE IT’S A BRITISH INTEREST - AS MANY HONG KONG STUDENTS AS POSSIBLE IN THIS COUNTRY.

+ON THE PASSPORT QUESTION, AGAIN OF COURSE IT HAS TO BE SEEN AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF THE INTRODUCTION OF THE BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT, AND THAT ACT WAS NOT RELATED TO HONG KONG THAT ACT WAS RELATED TO MODERNISING OUR LAWS TO DO WITH NATIONALITY, SO THAT BRITISH CITIZENSHIP AND THE RIGHTS OF ABODE WOULD IN FUTURE' COINCIDE AND, OF COURSE, CONSEQUENCES FLOWED FROM THAT. AND WITH REGARD TO A PARTICULAR ANXIETY ABOUT THE PASSPORT QUESTION, MY ATTENTION WAS DRAWN WHEN I FIRST BECAME MINISTER OF STATE EARLIER THIS YEAR IN THE SUMMER, TO PAGE 5 OF THE PASSPORT WHICH I KNOW WAS CAUSING ANXIETY TO SOME PEOPLE, AND I’M VERY PLEASED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO MEET THOSE ANXIETIES AT THE REQUEST OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, AND I HOPE THAT THAT HAS EASED THE SITUATION AND THE ANXIETIES OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

/Q: +IT IS...........

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Q: +IT IS KNOWN THAT SIR PERCY CRADOCK WILL TAKE UP HIS NEW POST LATER ON THIS YEAR, WHEN CAN WE EXPECT AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON HIS REPLACEMENT IN PEKING?

As +WELL, NATURALLY AS YOU WILL UNDERSTAND ON THE APPOINTMENT OF AMBASSADORS YOU HAVE TO GET WHAT IS CALLED AGREEMENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO WHOM YOU ARE WISHING TO APPOINT A PARTICULAR AMBASSADOR AND, THEREFORE, THIS TAKES A LITTLE TIME. AND WE SHALL ANNOUNCE A NEW AMBASSADOR AS SOON AS WE CONCEIVABLY CAN - CERTAINLY THAT IS IMPORTANT.

Q: +WOULD YOU LIKE TO ALSO CONFIRM THE REPORT IN NEWSPAPERS A FEW WEEKS AGO ON WHETHER MR --

A: +IF I START CONFIRMING OR DENYING REPORTS IN EVERY SINGLE NEWSPAPER I SHALL BE IN DEEP TROUBLE.

Q: +HAVING SAID THAT IT IS THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S OBJECTIVE TO PRESERVE WHAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN HONG KONG AND FURTHER BUILD ON THAT SUCCESS, IS IT ALSO WITHIN THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S OBJECTIVE TO PRESERVE ITS PRESENCE IN HONG KONG OR TO PRESERVE LINKS OF SOME SORT AFTER 1997? DO YOU SEE THAT AS A VITAL FACTOR FOR THE CONTINUING SUCCESS OF HONG KONG?

A« +THESE ARE ALL MATTERS THAT HAVE TO BE WORKED OUT IN THE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE AFTER 1997'. AND AGAIN, I KNOW IT’S FRUSTRATING FOR YOU SITTING THERE, YOU WANT ME TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE TALKS, AND I HAVE TO GO ON STATING SOMETHING WHICH I -YOU KNOW POLITICIANS LIKE COMMUNICATING, WE RATHER ENJOY IT NORMALLY - THEREFORE, I FIND IT VERY FRUSTRATING TOO. I CANNOT TELL YOU ABOUT DETAILS OF THE NEGOTIATIONS BUT WHAT I WOULD SAY IN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS THIS: NOT ONLY DO I WANT TO SAY IN WORDS AND ASK YOU TO UNDERSTAND HOW STRONGLY WE MEAN THIS, THAT OUR COMMITMENT IS STRONG TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND TO THAT OBJECTIVE. BUT AS A MATTER OF FACT THERE IS ALSO - AND THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I FIND MOST IMPRESSIVE IN MY VISIT HERE ON THE LAST TWO OR THREE DAYS - NOT ONLY CONFIDENCE BEING SHOWN IN HONG KONG’S FUTURE BY GOVERNMENT, THE RATE AT WHICH THEY ARE EXPANDING THE NEW TOWNS, THE UNDERGROUND SYSTEM WHICH I TRAVELLED ON WHICH IS EXPANDING ALL THE TIME, THE ENORMOUS INCREASE IN PUBLIC SPENDING ON THE PART OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, BUT ALSO WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS THE CLEAR EVIDENCE OF A COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG BY BRITISH INVESTORS.

♦YOU’VE GOT THIS FROM A NUMBER OF SOURCES, YOU’VE GOT THIS FROM DE LARUE WHO ARE INVESTING IN BANKNOTE MANUFACTURE IN THIS COUNTRY, YOU’VE GOT THIS FROM FERRANTI WHO ARE INVESTING IN MICROCHIPS, AND YOU’VE GOT THIS IN BSR WHO’VE TRANSFERRED ITS HEADQUARTERS FROM LONDON TO HONG KONG. AND THERE IS EVIDENCE HERE OF A COMMUNITY THAT’S EXPANDING AND THAT PEOPLE IN BRITAIN DO HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THIS COUNTRY. IT’S IMPORTANT TO US THAT THIS COUNTRY, HONG KONG, IS THE LARGEST EXPORTING MARKET FOR US IN THE FAR EAST.

Qi +MAY I ASK MR LUCE WHETHER HE THINKS LOCAL RULE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, IN HONG KONG IS POSSIBLE AND IS BENEFICIAL TO THE SOCIETY OF HONG KONG?

A: +COULD YOU JUST REPEAT THAT, I’M SO SORRY I COULDN'T QUITE — ?

/QJ LOCAL BULE.....

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Q: LOCAL RULE AND SELF-GOVERNMENT IS THAT WHAT YOU SAID?

MR LUCEi +COULD YOU JUST REPEAT EXACTLY WHAT YOU SAID?

Q, +DO YOU THINK LOCAL RULE, SELF-GOVERNMENT, IS POSSIBLE IN HONG KONG AND DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO OUR SOCIETY?

As +WELL, IN ONE SENSE I THINK THAT GOES BACK TO THE MADE EARLIER tHAT I HAVE NOTICED VERY MUCH AT A COMMUNITY WAY IN WHICH THERE IS FAR GREATER PARTICIPATION BY PEOPLE OWN AFFAIRS. IT WAS ONLY THIS MORNING THAT I WAS SITTING MEETING OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD AT WHICH I WAS ABLE

POINT I LEVEL, THE IN THEIR IN ON A TO HEAR

THEM, AN ELEMENT OF WHICH WAS ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, WITH THE PRESS LISTENING IN TO THE PROCEEDINGS, REPORTING AND DECIDING ON CERTAIN COMMUNITY PROBLEMS - AT THAT LEVEL, YES, CERTAINLY. THE VERY STATUS, OF COURSE, OF HONG KONG IS SOMETHING THAT I DON’T NEED TO TELL YOU MAKES THE QUESTION OF ELECTIONS AT A BROADER LEVEL MORE DIFFICULT. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT’S FULLY UNDERSTOOD AND HAS BEEN OVER THE YEARS. ON THE QUESTION OF AUTONOMY, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU WERE RAISING, AGAIN REALLY, HONG KONG IS CREATED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG ARE MADE UP 98 PER CENT, AM I RIGHT, AND THIS IT SEEMS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT.

ABOUT.

KONG CHINESE

OF HONG

Q: +WHAT I MEAN IS LOCAL GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BRITISH PRESENCE.

Aj +WELL, AGAIN IF YOU’RE TALKING YOU TALKING ABOUT NOW, ARE YOU TALKING

ABOUT, WHAT, POST '97 - ARE ABOUT - WHAT IS THE CONTEXT?

Q: +POST '97.

Al +WELL I THINK I HAVE TO ANSWER YOU IN A FASHION WHICH YOU’LL FIND JUST A LITTLE TEDIOUS AND I NEED SAY NO MORE.

Qi +YOU HAVE TWICE REFERRED TO HONG KONG AS A COUNTRY --

Ai + I*M SO SORRY, AS A TERRITORY, HONG KONG AS A TERRITORY - I DO APOLOGISE, IF THERE’S ANY MISUNDERSTANDING, I MEANT A TERRITORY.

Q: +MINISTER, YOU SAY THAT YOU WOULDN’T BE DOING THE HONG KONG PEOPLE A SERVICE IF DETAILS OF THE NEGOTIATING POSITION WERE BROUGHT OUT IN PUBLIC, BUT HOW MUCH OF A SERVICE ARE YOU DOING THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG BY MAKING NO MENTION, NO COMMENT, ON THE PROGRESS OF THE TALKS? YOU HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE THE LAST ROUND OF TALKS ENDED, THE HONG KONG DOLLAR FELL ITS LARGEST INCREMENT ON SATURDAY, PEOPLE SWAMPED THE STORES STOCKING UP IN CASE OF IMMINENT PRICE RISES AND CIVIL DISTURBANCES. THE GOVERNMENT YESTERDAY HAD TO BUY A BANK TO AVOID A WHOLESALE RUN ON THE BANKING SYSTEM. THIS ALL FOLLOWED THE END OF THE TALKS ON FRIDAY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO STATEMENT. HOW MUCH CF A SERVICE IS BRITAIN DOING HONG KONG IN MAKING NO REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF THE --

/A: +1 IffiST.................

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A: +l MUST SAY, IF I MAY SAY SO, I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE A PROFESSION TO FOLLOW BUT YOU JOURNALISTS DO SOMETIMES LIKE DRAMATISING THINGS - MY GOSH YOU SURE DO. THE BANK AFFAIR WHICH WAS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY, OF COURSE, HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER -NOTHING WHATSOEVER - TO DO WITH THE BROAD CONFIDENCE FACTOR IN HONG KONG. I THINK IF I MAY SAY THIS: + I’M SURE THAT THE JOURNALISTS WHO LIVE AND WORK HERE HAVE A GREAT SENSE OF SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND IN YOUR OWN WAY, JUST AS I HAVE TO TAKE A LEAD IN ''-RTAIN FIELDS, SO JOURNALISTS HAVE TO, AND I THINK YOU CAN HELP BY NOT SEEKING TO DRAMATISE THE SITUATION IN THE WAY THAT PERHAPS YOU DIDN’T MEAN BUT SOUNDED LIKE IT, BY LINKING A HELL OF A LOT OF THINGS TOGETHER. REALLY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR SIGHTS ON THE LONG TERM WE HAVE TO KEEP COOL, WE HAVE TO KEEP CALM. WE HAVE TO SnOWlIdGE THAT THERE ARE ANXIETIES THAT THERE WILL BE BUFFETING AND THAT THIS WILL HAPPEN, AND IF WE DO THAT I TH INK THAT WE WILL DO THE BEST SERVICE TO OUR PEOPLE. IF WE FEEL - AND AGAIN I MUST SAY FRANKLY TO YOU YOU’RE A JOURNALIST, I’M A POLITICIAN, YOU KNOW THAT POLITICIANS LIKE TO COMMUNICATE - IF WE FEEL WE CAN SAY SOMETHING THAT’S USEFUL AND HELFUL, AND INDEED SIR PERCY CRADOCK STRESSED THAT THE TALKS LAST WEEK WERE USEFUL, WE WILL SAY

WE WILL TAKE WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WE CAN TO INFORM THE PEOPLE KONG OF HOW THINGS ARE GOING. BUT I HAVE JUST IN MY STATEMENT MENTIONED TO YOU ONE POINT WHICH I THINK YOU MAY .V NOTE AGAIN, THAT THE GOVERNOR AND THE UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS WILL BE BACK FOR DISCUSSIONS IN LONDON NEXT WEEK.

SO, AND

C- HONG OPENING

WISH TO

Qi +MINISTER, YOU HAVE MENTIONED THE BASIC STRAND OF OPINION WHICH YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED DURING YOUR VISIT HERE WHICH TALKED ABOUT THE FREEDOM THAT EXISTS IN HONG KONG. IN THE PAST WE’VE HEARD AN AWFUL LOT ABOUT BRITAIN AND CHINA WORKING TOGETHER TO PRESERVE THE STABILITY AND PROSPERITY OF THE TERRITORY, WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO STATE THAT BRITAIN ALSO REMAINS COMMITTED TO PRESERVING THE BASIC RIGHTS TO FREEDOM AS THEY EXIST IN HONG KONG?

Ai +WELL, I THINK HERE THE

ANSWER IS LET ME REAFFIRM THE SOLUTION WHICH IS ACCEPTABLE TO THE

STRENGTH OF OUR COMMITMENT TO A ________

PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AS WELL AS TO BRITISH PARLIAMENT AND TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA. NOW IT FOLLOWS FROM THAT, DOES IT NOT, THAT SOMETHING THAT IS ACCEPTABLE MUST MEAN NOT ONLY THE RETENTION BUT THE CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION OF A STABLE AND PROSPEROUS SOCIETY. AND IT FLOWS FROM THAT THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN FACTORS THAT GO TO MAKE UP THAT STABLE AND PROSPEROUS SOCIETY, AND THAT MUST BE AT THE HEART OF THE DISCUSSION THAT WE ARE HAVING AND THAT REMAINS VERY MUCH THE OVER-RIDING OBJECTIVE OF OUR GOVERNMENT. AND LET ME JUST POSE TnlS IF YOU LIKE AS A QUESTION, THE IDENTIFICATION OF COMMON INTEREST: IN WHOSE INTERESTS CAN IT CONCEIVABLY BE FOR HONG KONG NOT TO BE

PROSPEROUS AND STABLE?

MR ROBERTS: +WE’VE GOT TIME FOR JUST TWO MORE QUESTIONS.

/Q: +IT IS...........

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Q: + IT IS REPORTED THAT THE CHINESE AUTHORITY HAS SET A DEADLINE FOR THE TALKS. I WONDER IF THERE IS ANY TRUTH IN THIS REPORT.

Ai +THE DEADLINE WAS THE WORD YOU WERE USING? YES, WELL I THINK THAT WHAT I WOULD SAY TO YOU IS THIS: IT HAS BEEN REPORTED IN PUBLIC, I HAVE NOTICED THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT WANT A DEADLINE ON TALKS- WE TAKE THE VIEW VERY STRONGLY THAT DEADLINES AREN’T HELPFUL, THAT YOU’VE GOT TO WORK AS HARD AND AS FULLY AS POSSIBLE TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, BUT THAT BY FEELING UNDER THE PRESSURE OF A DEADLINE THAT DOESN’T NECESSARILY HELP AND COULD BE COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE. AND I THINK THE BEST WAY I CAN ANSWER THAT IS TO GIVE YOU THE VIEW OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, THAT’S WHAT I’M ACCOUNTABLE FOR AND THAT IS OUR VIEW.

Q: +MINISTER, CAN YOU SEE ANY POSSIBLE SHORT TERM SOLUTION SO AS TO REMOVE THE ANXIETY IN THE COMMUNITY HERE GENERALLY ABOUT THE CONCERN OVER THEIR OWN FUTURE? COULD YOU SEE ANY POSSIBLE SHORT TERM SOLUTION TO OVERCOME THE PROBLEM?

As +IN THIS WORLD THERE ARE NOT OFTEN SUDDEN MAGIC WANDS THAT ANY OF US CAN WAVE, AND IN A WAY I TH INK WE DO - I’M NOT SUGGESTING YOU’RE SAYING THAT - BUT I THINK WE DO OURSELVES AND THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, OF THIS TERRITORY, A DISSERVICE IF WE SUGGEST THERE IS A MAGIC WAND OR AN EASY WAY OUT OF THIS PROBLEM. BUT WHAT I WOULD REITERATE IS THAT ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO EASY PANACEA, NOR NO SHORT TERM PANACEA, IF PEOPLE WILL RETAIN AS I BELIEVE THEY HAVE SHOWN THIS WEEK THEIR MUTUAL CONFIDENCE IF YOU LIKE, OUR MUTUAL CONFIDENCE IN EACH OTHER, WHAT WE’RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE, KEEP OUR SIGHTS ON THAT GOAL, KEEP OUR SIGHTS ON THAT NEED FOR A SOLUTION THAT IS • ACCEPTABLE, AND THAT IS OUR PURPOSE. AND IF I WANT TO LEAVE ANY IMPRESSION WITH YOU AT ALL, IT IS THAT IMPRESSION OF OUR FIRMNESS AND DETERMINATION OF PURPOSE.

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CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR AND EXCO UNOFFICIALS GOING TO UK....................... 1

SIR PERCY TO JOIN GOVERNOR IN LONDON NEXT WEEK ................ -|

GOVERNOR STRESSES PLANNING FOR FUTURE NEEDS .................... 2

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST ........................... 3

MOTORISTS WARNED OF NEED TO WEAR SEAT BELTS .................... 6

NEW EXECUTIVE KUK MEMBERS ELECTED .............................. 7

HK TO FOLLOW SEAFARERS TRAINING CONVENTION ..................... 7

FIRST TWO 'SAFETY WORKERS' WIN TRIP TO U.S...................... 8

BOARD MEMBERS VISIT TRAFFIC BLACK SPOTS ........................ 9

SHIPBUILDING SAFETY SEMINAR ORGANISED .......................... 9

NEW OFFICE FOR RE-ENTRY PERMITS ............................... 10

CHILDREN BEING TAUGHT ABOUT FIRE PREVENTION ................... 10

300 ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN SWIMMING GALA ...................... 11

SHAM SHUI PO DB TO MEET TOMORROW .............................. 11

TSUEN WAN HOLDING 'ROAD SAFETY NIGHT' ......................... 12

PRIZE PROSPECTS FOR MARKET STALL HOLDERS ...................... 12

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1983

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GOVERNOR AND EXCO UNOFFICIALS GOING TO UK * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WILL GO TO LONDON NEXT WEEK AND AGAIN CALL ON THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS MARGARET THATCHER, THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, SIR GEOFFREY HOWE, AND THE MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR HONG KONG IN THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, MR RICHARD LUCE.

■(THIS IS ALL PART OF THE CONTINUING PROCESS OF CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG TO WHICH I KNOW THE PRIME MINISTER AND SENIOR MINISTERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ATTACH SUCH GREAT IMPORTANCE,+ HE SAID.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY SCHEME IN CITY ONE, SHA TIN, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WOULD BE GOING TO LONDON NEXT WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 5) NIGHT AFTER HE HAS GIVEN HIS ADDRESS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

+AND I SHALL BE IN LONDON WITH THE UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ON THE SIXTH, THE SEVENTH AND THE EIGHTH,+ HE SAID.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION ON THE RATE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO SEE HAT THINGS HAVE BECOME A BIT MORE STABLE.

+AS I SAID ON SUNDAY, THE RATES WHICH WERE BEING QUOTED WERE QUITE UNREALISTIC AND DID NOT REFLECT THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL REALITIES.

+l WAS VERY PLEASED TO SEE THAT THE MESSAGES WHICH WE HAVE SENT OUT OVER THE WEEKEND, FOR PEOPLE TO BE CALM AND GET ON WITH THEIR BUSINESS OF THE DAY, HAVE BEEN HEEDED BY PEOPLE.

♦I THINK PEOPLE ARE VERY REALISTIC AND IT IS VERY ENCOURAGING TO SEE THAT REACTION,+ HE SAID.

ON THE HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY SCHEME, SIR EDWARD SAID HE HAD LOOKED FORWARD FOR A LONG TIME TO COMING TO THE OPENING.

+l HOPE YOU WILL AGREE THAT IT IS AN EXAMPLE THAT ALTHOUGH THERE ARE OTHER THINGS WHICH ARE OF GREAT INTEREST TO YOU, THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO DO ITS BEST TO GET ON WITH THE ORDINARY ADMINISTRATION OF THE TERRITORY AND TO IMPROVE FACILITIES WHERE IT CAN,+ HE SAID.

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SIR PERCY TO JOIN GOVERNOR IN LONDON NEXT WEEK

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THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR TO PEKING, SIR PERCY CRADOCK SAID THIS AFTERNOON THAT HE WOULD JOIN THE GOVERNOR AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL IN LONDON NEXT WEEK FOR CONSULTATIONS.

HE TOLD REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT, ON HIS DEPARTURE FOR PEKING, THAT IT WAS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE THAT HE SHOULD REMAIN IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH HONG KONG.

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♦ I’VE FOUND IT OF GREAT VALUE TO BE DOWN IN HONG KONG MEETING THE MINISTER OF STATE, MR LUCE, AND OF COURSE THE GOVERNOR,+ HE SAID.

AS REGARDS HIS FUTURE APPOINTMENTS, HE SAID THAT HE WAS VERY HAPPY THAT EVEN AFTER RETIRING HE WOULD STILL BE IN VERY CLOSE TOUCH WITH HONG KONG MATTERS AND BE ABLE TO DO A LITTLE BIT TO BRING ABOUT A SUCCESSFUL SETTLEMENT.

SIR PERCY HAS BEEN GIVEN THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ADVISER ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS AT 10 DOWNING STREET, AS WELL AS A SPECIAL APPOINTMENT IN THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, AS DEPUTY UNDER-SECRETARY WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR NEGOTIATIONS ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG.

HE SAID HE WAS VERY HONOURED AND WOULD BE DOING HIS BEST.

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GOVERNOR STRESSES PLANNING FOR FUTURE NEEDS ******

THE HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY SCHEME WAS AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION TO CONTINUE PLANNING FOR FUTURE NEEDS, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SIR EDWARD WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FIRST PHASE OF THE SCHEME AT CITY ONE, SHA TIN.

THIS PHASE ACCOMMODATES 480 PEOPLE IN 80 FULLY FURNISHED AND EQUIPPED FLATS IN CITY ONE.

+1 AM SURE THAT THOSE WHO LIVE HERE WILL ENJOY THE SPACIOUS ENVIRONMENT OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN, WITH ITS MANY SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

AS A SECOND PHASE, 23 FLATS WERE BEING ACQUIRED IN WAN CHAI AND WOULD BE READY FOR OCCUPATION' EARLY NEXT YEAR, HE SAID.

♦MUCH HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN RECENT YEARS BY THE GOVERNMENT IN THE PROVISION OF WELFARE SERVICES FOR OUR SENIOR CITIZENS.

♦THESE INCLUDE CASH BENEFITS, HOUSING ASSISTANCE, COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES AND INSTITUTIONAL CARE,+ SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT.

THE HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY SCHEME, HE ADDED, WOULD MAKE A FURTHER CONTRIBUTION TO THE EXISTING RANGE OF SERVICES.

IT SOUGHT TO ENABLE OLD PEOPLE IN GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY IN THE COMMUNITY, AND TO PROVIDE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY COULD FEND FOR THEMSELVES, SIR EDWARD SAID.

EARLIER, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, POINTED OUT THAT THE NEW SCHEME AIMED TO CATER FOR MUCH THE SAME GROUP OF ELDERLY PEOPLE AS THE HOSTELS, BUT IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF A PRIVATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

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UNDER THIS SCHEME, HE SAID, EACH OF THE RESIDENTS, MOST OF THEM SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS, IS REQUIRED TO PAY 3185 A MONTH FOR RENT AND OTHER CHARGES.

THE SCHEME, INVOLVING A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND SECRETARIAT BRANCHES, IS MANAGED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

THE COST OF THE FLATS IN SHA TIN HAS BEEN MET FROM THE SURPLUSES ACCRUING FROM THE SALES OF COMMEMORATIVE GOLD COINS ■3SUED BY THE GOVERNMENT EVERY CHINESE NEW YEAR.

♦OTHER SIMILAR DEVELOPMENTS ARE PLANNED ELSEWHERE AND THE EXPERIENCE GAINED HERE IN CITY ONE WILL BE INVALUABLE FOR THOSE LATER PROJECTS,* MR CHAMBERS SAID.

TO THOSE VOLUNTEERS WHO HAD HELPED THE ELDERLY RESIDENTS MOVE INTO THE FLATS DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS, HE SAID: +CLEARLY THIS WILL HELP THE FAMILIARISATION PROCESS AND MAKE THE ELDERLY RESIDENTS FEEL AT HOME IN THEIR NEW ENVIRONMENT.*

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST

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DOMESTIC EXPORTS, AT $9 966 MILLION IN AUGUST 1983, WERE 20 PER CENT OR 32 224 MILLION HIGHER THAN IN THE SAME MONTH OF 1982 ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

RE-EXPORTS, AT $4 856 MILLION, ALSO INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY BY 34 PER CENT OR $1 243 MILLION OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

THUS TOTAL EXPORTS -- DOMESTIC EXPORTS PLUS RE-EXPORTS --ROSE BY 31 PER CENT OR S3 467 MILLION TO REACH 314 822 MILLION IN AUGUST.

WITH IMPORTS AT 315 119 MILLION, AN INCREASE OF 31 PER CENT OR S3 536 MILLION, THE VISIBLE TRADE DEFICIT FOR AUGUST THIS YEAR WAS 3297 MILLION.

THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP — THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS NOT COVERED BY THAT OF TOTAL EXPORTS — WAS THE SAME AS IN AUGUST LAST YEAR, AT TWO PER CENT.

PUTTING LAST MONTH’S TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1983 WAS 18 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN LAST YEAR’S CORRESPONDING PERIOD.

THIS OVERALL INCREASE COMPRISED AN INCREASE OF 18 PER CENT FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND AN INCREASE OF 17 PER CENT FOR RE-EXPORTS.

AS THE GROWTH RATE OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS WAS 15 PER CENT, THE VISIBLE TRADE GAP IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR NARROWED SUBSTANTIALLY TO NINE PER CENT, FROM 12 PER CENT IN THE SAME PERIOD OF 1982.

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COMMENTING ON THESE COMPARATIVE FIGURES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID T AT GIVEN THE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN THE VALUES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS RE-EXPORTS AND IMPORTS IN AUGUST, THEIR INCREASES IN REAL TERMS (AFTER ALLOWING FOR THE EFFECTS OF PRICE INCREASES AD THE VALUATION EFFECT OF A WEAKER HONG KONG DOLLAR) SHOULD REMAIN SUBSTANTIAL, AND INDICATED A CONTINUATION OF THE EXPORT-LED ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE GIVES THE PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1983 I

MERCHANDISE DOMESTIC EXPORTS : $ 9 966 MILLION

RE-EXPORTS $ 4 856 MILLION

TOTAL EXPORTS s $14 822 M1LL1 ON

IMPORTS $15 119 MILLION

TRADE BALANCE X $ 297 MILLION (IN DEFICIT)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

LATEST 3 MONTHS JUNE-AUGUST 1983 JUNE-AUGUST 1982 INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 28 738 22 342 + 6 396 +28.6

RE-EXPORTS 13 962 10 628 + 3 334 +31.4

TOTAL EXPORTS 42 709 32 970 + 9 730 +29.5

IMPORTS 44 781 35 591 + 9 190 +25.8

TRADE BALANCE - 2 081 - 2 621 + 540

AUGUST AUGUST INCREASE OR

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR 1983 1982 DECREASE

3 MN. S MN. 3 MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 9 966 7 742 + 2 224 +28.7

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (67.2%) (68.2%)

RE-EXPORTS 4 556 3 613 + 1 243 +34.4

TOTAL EXPORTS 14 822 11 355 + 3 467 +30.5

IMPORTS 15 119 11 583 + 3 536 +30.5

TRADE BALANCE - 297 - 223 69

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LAST MONTH AUGUST 1983 JULY 1983 INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. S MN. S MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 9 966 9 853 + 113 + 1.1

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) RE-EXPORTS (67.2%) 4 856 (67.6%) 4 718 + 138 + 2.9

TOTAL EXPORTS 14 822 14 571 + 251 + 1.7

IMPORTS 15 119 15 184 65 - 0.4

TRADE BALANCE - 297 - 613 + 316

CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE JAN.-AUGUST 1983 JAN.-AUGUST 1982 INCREASE OR DECREASE

5 MN. 3 MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 62 979 53 227 + 9 752 +18.3

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) RE-EXPORTS (65.2%) 33 549 (65.0%) 28 598 + 4 951 +17.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 96 528 81 825 +14 703 +18.0

IMPORTS 106 377 92 619 +13 758 +14.9

TRADE BALANCE -9 849 -10 794 + 945

LAST 12 MONTHS SEPT. 1982 TO AUGUST 1983 SEPT. 1981 TO AUGUST 1982 INCREASE OR DECREASE

DOMESTIC EXPORTS S MN. 92 784 5 MN. 83 212 3 MN. % + 9 572 +11.5

RE-EXPORTS 49 303 43 965 + 5 338 +12.1

TOTAL EXPORTS 142 087 127 177 +14 910 +11.7

IMPORTS 156 651 141 824 +14 827 +10.5

TRADE BALANCE -14 564 -14 647 + 83

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1983

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MOTORISTS WARNED OF NEED TO WEAR SEAT BELTS KO***

POSTERS HAVE BEEN PUT UP AND 170 300 COPIES OF AN EXPLANATORY BOOKLET WILL BE DISTRIBUTED SHORTLY AROUND HONG KONG TO GET THE SEAT BELT MESSAGE ACROSS.

THE BI-LINGUAL BOOKLET INCLUDES INFORMATION ON THE REASONS ■HY SEAT BELT WEARING IN THE FRONT SEATS OF PRIVATE CARS WILL BE COMPULSORY FROM OCTOBER 1, THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS, EXEMPTIONS, FITTING AND PROPER WEARING OF BELTS, CARE AND MAINTENANCE AND CHILD SAFETY IN CARS.

THE BOOKLET WILL BE AVAILABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, THE TRAFFIC POLICE, HOUSING ESTATES, THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, THE HONG KONG AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION, THE HONG KONG SCHOOL OF MOTORING, AND THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES.

THE BOOKLET REPORTS THAT EACH YEAR MORE.THAN 4 000 CAR DRIVERS AND FRONT SEAT PASSENGERS ARE KILLED OR INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN HONG KONG.

A HEAD-ON COLLISION INVOLVING TWO VEHICLES EACH MOVING AT ONLY 25 KILOMETRES PER HOUR (15 MPH) PRODUCES AN IMPACT SPEED OF 50 KILOMETRES PER HOUR (30 MPH).

' THE BOOKLET POINTS OUT THAT THIS IMPACT HAS THE SAME EFFECT AS WHEN A PERSON FALLS HEAD FIRST FROM THE THIRD FLOOR WINDOW OF A BUILDING.

WEARING A BELT REDUCES THE CHANCE OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY IN A CRASH BY MORE THAN HALF, IT SAYS.

THE LAW REQUIRES THAT DRIVERS AND FRONT SEAT PASSENGERS OF VEHICLES REGISTERED AS PRIVATE CARS WHICH WERE FIRST REGISTERED ON OR AFTER AUGUST 1, 1976, WEAR SEAT BELTS.

THE DRIVER HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THAT HE OR SHE AND ANY FRONT-SEAT PASSENGER WEAR A SEAT BELT.

PERSONS OVER 15 YEARS OF AGE ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WHEN RIDING IN A FRONT SEAT.

OFFENDERS ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF S500 AND THREE MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT ON FIRST CONVICTION AND A FINE OF $1 030 AND SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT ON SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION.

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NEW EXECUTIVE KUK MEMBERS ELECTED * * *

MR NG CHUNG-WAN AND MR TSO SHIU-WAI WERE TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED ORDINARY MEMBERS OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

MR NG RECEIVED 43 VOTES AND MR TSO 41 VOTES IN THE BY-ELECTION HELD BY SECRET BALLOT AT THE KUK’S HEADQUARTERS IN KOWLOON TONG.

THERE WERE 17 CANDIDATES: EIGHT FROM SOUTHERN DISTRICT (INCLUDING TSUEN WAN, ISLANDS AND SAI KUNG), SEVEN FROM YUEN LONG (INCLUDING TUEN MUN) AND TWO FROM TAI PO (INCLUDING SHA TIN AND NORTH).

THE TWO SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL REPLACE MR HO SUN-KUEN, WHO HAS BECOME AN EX-OFFICIO COUNCILLOR UPON HIS APPOINTMENT AS NT JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, AND MR LAM CHAK-MAN, WHO LOST HIS VICE-CHAIRMANSHIP AT THE PING SHAN RURAL COMMITTEE ELECTIONS LAST MARCH AND MUST AUTOMATICALLY GIVE UP HIS ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR NEW TERRITORIES, MR HAIDER BARMA, WAS THE RETURNING OFFICER.

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HK TO FOLLOW SEAFARERS TRAINING CONVENTION * * *

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT HONG KONG SHOULD SEEK EXTENSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (1978) TO THE TERRITORY.

THE CONVENTION PRESCRIBES FOR THE FIRST TIME INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED STANDARDS FOR THE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION OF SEAFARERS - INCLUDING OFFICERS AND RATINGS - WHO ARE INVOLVED IN WATCHKEEPING DUTIES ON BOARD, A MARINE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED TODAY.

THE CONVENTION, WHICH WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON APRIL 28, 1984, WAS DRAWN UP IN 1978 UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE THEN INTERGOVERNMENTAL MARITIME CONSULTATIVE ORGANISATION, NOW RE-NAMED THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION, OF WHICH HONG KONG IS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER, HE SAID.

HONG KONG HAS CONSTANTLY FOLLOWED INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS ON THE SAFETY OF LIFE AND PROPERTY AT SEA. THE CONVENTION IS A SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENT IN THIS RESPECT WHICH WILL BENEFIT BOTH HONG KONG SEAMEN AND OWNERS OF HONG KONG REGISTERED SHIPS, HE SAID.

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEAMEN’S TRAINING CENTRE AT LITTLE SAI WAN WILL HELP TO ENSURE THAT THE TRAINING AND QUALIFICATIONS OF HONG KONG SEAMEN WILL BE RECOGNISED INTERNATIONALLY AS CONFORMING TO THE STANDARDS OF THE CONVENTION, THUS PROVIDING A DEGREE OF PROTECTION FOR THE EMPLOYMENT PROSPECTS OF HONG KONG SEAMEN.

THE CONVENTION WILL IMPROVE THE SAFETY OF HONG KONG REGISTERED SHIPS AND HELP MAINTAIN THEIR COMPETITIVENESS WORLDWIDE, HE SAID.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1933

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FIRST TWO ’SAFETY WORKERS’ WIN TRIP TO U.S.

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HONG KONG’S FIRST TWO +SAFETY WORKERS+ -- A MAN AND A WOMAN — WERE CHOSEN LAST NIGHT, AFTER A THREE-SESSION COMPETITION AMONG SOME 50 INDUSTRIAL WORKERS WHO TOOK PART.

AS THEIR FIRST PRIZE, THE WINNERS - A 27-YEAR-OLD CONSTRUCTION WORKER, MR TSANG CHI-PUI, AND A 35-YEAR OLD ELECTRONICS WORKER, MISS LAU KWAI-YING, WILL BE LEAVING SHORTLY ON AN 11-DAY, ALL-EXPENSES-PAID TRIP TO THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES.

LAST NIGHT, THEY EDGED OUT TWO OTHER WORKERS IN THE FINAL EVENT OF THE COMPETITION, HELD IN THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BEFORE A PACKED HOUSE OF ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORTERS.

THEY WERE SELECTED FOR THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND THE MANNER OF THEIR PRESENTATION IN THE CONTEST, BY A PANEL OF JUDGES COMPRISING MR LAM KIN-MING, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SING FOOK KNITTING FACTORY; MR SIMON LUN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING; MR WONG TSE-WAH, DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES; MR TAM WING-PONG, DISTRICT OFFICER (KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl); AND MR CHAN SHIU-LAP, CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

MR TSANG EARNED HIS WINNING TITLE WITH AN ELOQUENT EXPLANATION OF ROLE OF EMPLOYEES IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, AND A SIMPLE AND ECONOMICAL DEVICE OF HIS OWN INVENTION IN PREVENTING WORKERS FROM FALLING DOWN A LIFT SHAFT.

MISS LAU’S REMINDER TO FELLOW WORKERS TO BEWARE OF THE DANGER OF CHEMICAL SOLUTION EARNED HER THE HIGHEST MARKS IN THE WOMEN’S SECTION.

BESIDES THE FREE TRIP, BOTH WINNERS WERE AWARDED A CASH PRIZE OF $2 000 AND JEWELLERY OF THE SAME VALUE.

THE PRIZES WERE PRESENTED TO THE WINNERS BY MR LAM KIN-MING, A WELL-KNOWN INDUSTRIALIST IN TSUEN WAN, WHO CONTRIBUTED THE FREE TRIPS AND THE CASH PRIZES.

THE JEWELLERY WERE BY COURTESY OF TSE SUI LUEN JEWELLERY COMPANY.

THE CONTEST WAS ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHT OF AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY GALA NIGHT JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, RTHK AND THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES.

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MEMBERS OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING VISITED

KENNEDY TOWN TO SEE THE TRAFFIC CONDITIONS THERE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS LOLLY CHIU, THEY FIRST WENT TO THE KENNEDY TOWN PRAYA TO SEE THE LOADING AND UNLOADING ACTIVITIES. i

AT THE PRAYA, THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE AREA, FORMERLY A PARKING SPACE FOR LORRIES, HAD BEEN TURNED INTO A 'NO WAITING’ ZONE TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC.

THE PARTY THEN PROCEEDED TO A BUS TERMINUS IN SANDS STREET, WHICH IS POSING SERIOUS NOISE AND ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCES TO RESIDENTS.

IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE TERMINUS BE RELOCATED TO A MORE SUITABLE SITE.

BOARD MEMBERS ALSO WENT TO NORTH STREET WHERE ILLEGAL HAWKING HAS BEEN OBSTRUCTING TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR VINCENT KO, SAID, +SITE VISITS TO PROBLEM AREAS ARE VERY USEFUL AS THEY WILL GIVE MEMBERS A MUCH CLEARER PICTURE.

+WE WILL STUDY THE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS IN THIS SPECIFIC AREA

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SHIPBUILDING SAFETY SEMINAR ORGANISED * * * *

A +SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPREPAIRING INDUSTRY SAFETY SEMINAR* WILL BE HELD AT THE CHINESE YMCA, 23 WATERLOO ROAD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) MORNING.

ORGANISED BY THE SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPREPAIRING INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD, THE ONE-DAY SEMINAR WILL BE OPENED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON SHIPBUILDING TRADE WORKERS UNION, MR TANG CHOY, AT 9.15 AM.

THE OPENING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY TALKS ON WORK SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TO BE GIVEN BY OFFICERS FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, THE MARINE DEPARTMENT AND PRIVATE COMPANIES AS WELL AS BY A LECTURER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

THE SPEAKERS ARE DR K.W. FUNG, SAFETY OFFICER, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONGj MR DAVID YU, PRODUCTION SERVICES MANAGER, HONG KONG UNITED DOCKYARDS; MR CHAN YAT-MING, INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MANAGER, HONG KONG OXYGEN AND ACETYLENE CO.; MR YAM KWONG-LUN, DIVISIONAL FACTORY INSPECTOR, LABOUR DEPARTMENT; DR LO WAI-KEE, OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OFFICER, LABOUR DEPARTMENT; AND MR TSANG HIN-YOUNG, SHIPPING SAFETY OFFICER, MARINE DEPARTMENT.

TWO FILMS WILL BE SHOWN AT THE SEMINAR, THE FIRST DEMONSTRATING HOW HAZARDS PRESENTED BY DUST IN DOCKYARDS CAN BE DEALT WITH, AND THE SECOND ILLUSTRATING THE IMPORTANCE OF EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE AND SAFE PRACTICES FOR WORKING IN CONFINED SPACES ON BOARD SHIPS.

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NEW OFFICE FOR RE-ENTRY PERMITS * M *

FROM MONDAY (OCTOBER 3) THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE ISSUING RE-ENTRY PERMITS AT ITS NEW EAST TSIM SHA TSUI RE-ENTRY PERMIT OFFICE AND BIRTHS REGISTRY, AT 14, SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, TOWER A, SECOND FLOOR, MANDARIN PLAZA, EAST TSIM SHA TSUI.

AN IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED TODAY, HOWEVER, THAT WHILE RE-ENTRY PERMITS WOULD BE ISSUED AT THE NEW OFFICE ON THAT DAY, THE BIRTHS REGISTRATION SERVICE WOULD START LATER, ON OCTOBER 17.

+THE NEW OFFICE IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED AT THE KOWLOON ENTRANCE OF THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL AND DIRECTLY FACES THE KOWLOON STATION. IT IS, IN FACT, A FEW BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE IMMIGRATION HEADQUARTERS,* HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID ALSO THAT FROM MONDAY, THE RE-ENTRY PERMIT SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE KWUN TONG OFFICE AT AMOY PLAZA, NGAU TAU KOK ROAD, WOULD BE SUSPENDED, BUT OTHER SERVICES SUCH AS REGISTRATION OF PERSONS AND OTHER IMMIGRATION FACILITIES, WOULD CONTINUE TO BE PROVIDED THERE.

HE SAID THAT ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SERVICES MAY BE MADE BY TELEPHONING 3-7333111.

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CHILDREN BEING TAUGHT ABOUT FIRE PREVENTION

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A TEACHING KIT ON FIRE PREVENTION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN IS NOW AVAILABLE FREE TO ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

THE KIT, WRITTEN IN CHINESE, IS JOINTLY PRODUCED BY THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES.

TO ENSURE THAT SCHOOL HEADS OR TEACHERS WILL HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONTENTS OF THE KIT, A SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AT THE WONG TAI SIN FIRE STATION ON OCTOBER 13 AT 10.30 AM.

COPIES OF THE TEACHING KIT WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL HEADS OR TEACHERS DURING THE SEMINAR.

HEADS OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS WISHING TO COLLECT A TEACHING KIT OR TO SEND TEACHERS TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR SHOULD INFORM THE INSPECTOR, SOCIAL STUDIES AND HEALTH EDUCATION SECTION, ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, 5/F, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY BEFORE OCTOBER 8.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE KIT OR THE SEMINAR MAY BE MADE TO THE SECTION AT 5-8392497.

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300 ATHLETES TO COMPETE IN SWIMMING GALA * * * *

A SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING PERFORMANCE BY MEMBERS OF THE LIFE GUARD CLUB WILL START OFF THE THIRD SHA TIN DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 1).

THE GALA, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION, THE RECREATION AND SPORT SERVICE AND THE URBAN SERVICES OFFICE, IS SPONSORED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD.

ABOUT 300 PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE FOUR-HOUR EVENT WHICH START AT 1.30 PM AT THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB SWIMMING COMPLEX.

THE GALA WILL BE DIVIDED INTO MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SECTIONS.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY WILL BE A RELAY AMONG MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT’S FOUR AREA COMMITTEES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR DONALD TSANG, AND THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (RECREATION AND SPORTS) OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT, MR DICKEN YUNG, WILL BE THE OFFICIATING GUESTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE THIRD SHA TIN DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA AT 1.30 PM ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 1) AT THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX IN YUEN WO ROAD.

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SHAM SHU I PO DB TO MEET TOMORROW

SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF STAGE I I I OF THE SHEK KIP MEI PARK AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

WITH AN AREA OF FOUR HECTARES, STAGE III WILL HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES INCLUDING LEISURE POOLS, A SUNBATHING AREA, A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, LANDSCAPED GARDENS AND A MULTI-PURPOSE GAMES AREA.

CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO START IN 1985.

A +REDUCED COST PRIVATE MEDICAL TREATMENT* SCHEME FOR THE ELDERLIES IN SHAM SHU I PO WILL ALSO BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

MEMBERS WILL ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BOARD’S +MEET-THE-PUBLIC+ SESSION INTRODUCED IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

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THEY WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE DAMAGES IN THE DISTRICT CAUSED BY TYPHOON ELLEN AND THE BUILDING OF A TEMPORARY STADIUM AT TAI HANG TUNG.

OTHER TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION WILL INCLUDE A PLAN TO BEAUTIFY THE DISTRICT NOTICE BOARDS, A REPORT ON THE HOUSING POLICY REVIEW AND THE PROPOSED SETTING UP OF A HOUSING COMMITTEE UNDER THE BOARD.

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NOTE TO EDITORS;

TSUEN WAN HOLDING 'ROAD SAFETY NIGHT’ K * M * *

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY NIGHT WILL BE HELD AT THE SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND TOMORROW (FRIDAY) EVENING.

THE EVENT IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE POLICE.

THE PROGRAMME, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 6 PM, INCLUDES A CHILDREN’S DRAWING COMPETITION, A CYCLING COMPETITION, GAMES STALLS, AND A ROAD SAFETY PATROL PARADE.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELAINE CHUNG; THE POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR D.J. GALLOWAY; AND THE DflVISIONAL SUPERINTENDENT, TRAFFIC DIVISION/NEW TERRITORIES, MR RON CLIBBORN-DYER WILL OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 8 PM.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE EVENT.

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PRIZE PROSPECTS FOR MARKET STALL HOLDERS * * *

OWNERS OF CLEAN AND TIDY MARKET STALLS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN PRIZES.

A +CLEAN MARKET STALL COMPETITION* IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD’S CLEAN HONG KONG WORKING GROUP AND THE CITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

STAFF OF THE CITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN INSPECTING STALLS AT THE ABERDEEN, TIN WAN AND THE YUE KWONG ROAD MARKETS SINCE MONDAY.

THEY WILL NOMINATE 62 STALLS CONSIDERED CLEAN AND TIDY FOR THE FINAL SELECTION.

ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 1), A PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS WILL TOUR THE 62 STALLS TO SELECT THREE WINNERS FROM EACH OF THE THREE MARKETS.

ADJUDICATION WILL BE BASED ON THE CLEANLINESS, TIDINESS AND APPEARANCE OF THE STALLS.

RESULTS OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MID-OCTOBER AND WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED COUPONS AND PENNANTS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1983

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE PEOPLE GET LEGAL HELP .................................... 1

LANGUAGE OFFICERS' VITAL ROLE STRESSED ........................ 2

DUKE OF KENT ARRIVING IN HK ................................... 3

SEMINAR STRESSES SAFETY-AT-WORK................................ 3

ANOTHER JOINT OFFICE FOR PERMITS OPENING ...................... 4

NEU NAME FOR VOCATIONAL CENTRE................................. 4

SCHOOLS OLYMPIAD TRIALS STARTING .............................. 5

TENDERS CALLED FOR BUILDING WORK............................... 5

CLOSURE OF TWO OLD BUILDINGS SOUGHT ........................... 6

TACTICAL UNIT TO HAVE MODERN DEPOT ............................ 6

ROAD CLOSURE FOR BANK WORK PLANNED ............................ 7

MAINS LEAKAGE TESTS .........................................

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MORE PEOPLE GET LEGAL HELP

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GROWING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE IN HONG KONG ARE RECEIVING FREE LEGAL AID THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT-SUBVENTED LEGAL ADVICE AND DUTY LAWYER SCHEMES, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WAS TOLD THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING.

SIR EDWARD WAS ATTENDING THE ANNUAL DINNER AT THE UNITED SERVICES RECREATION CLUB HOSTED BY THE LAW SOCIETY, WHICH ADMINISTERS THE TWO SCHEMES.

UNDER THE DUTY LAWYER SCHEME, WHICH WAS STARTED IN JANUARY 1979, MORE THAN 25 000 DEFENDANTS IN MAGISTRACY COURTS HAVE RECEIVED FREE LEGAL REPRESENTATION. IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THIS YEAR ALONE, 8 210 DEFENDANTS BENEFITED FROM THE SCHEME.

THESE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR DEFENDANTS FACING CHARGES IN MAGISTRACY COURTS FOR ANY OF NINE CRIMINAL OFFENCES, RANGING FROM MEMBERSHIP OF AN UNLAWFUL SOCIETY, OBSTRUCTING OR SSAULTI NG POLICE OFFICERS AND RESISTING ARREST TO POSSESSION CF DANGEROUS DRUGS AND OFFENSIVE WEAPONS.

THESE OFFENCES HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR COVERAGE FOR TWO MAIN REASONSi THERE ARE RARELY CIVILIAN WITNESSES INVOLVED AND OFFENDERS ARE USUALLY FROM POOR FAMILY BACKGROUNDS.

SOME 40 PER CENT OF TRIALS IN MAGISTRACY COURTS ARE HANDLED THROUGH THE SCHEME.

TODAY, THERE ARE 311 +DUTY LAWYERS+ — SOLICITORS AND BARRISTERS WHO HAVE JOINED THE SCHEME’S PANEL FROM WHICH LAWYERS ARE ENGAGED TO REPRESENT OFFENDERS.

THE SCHEME, OPERATING INITIALLY IN ONLY THREE MAGISTRACIES, HAD BEEN EXTENDED TO COVER ALL THE EIGHT MAGISTRACIES THROUGHOUT HONG KONG BY APRIL THIS YEAR. IN THE SAME MONTH, IT WAS EXTENDED TO ALL JUVENILE COURTS COVERING VIRTUALLY ALL CRIMINAL OFFENCES.

UNDER THE LEGAL ADVICE SCHEME, INTRODUCED IN NOVEMBER 1978, OVER 250 VOLUNTARY LAWYERS PROVIDE FREE COUNSELLING TO THE PUBLIC ON A BROAD RANGE OF LEGAL ISSUES.

SIX ADVICE CENTRES NOW OPERATE IN DIFFERENT DISTRICT OFFICES, WITH EACH CENTRE PROVIDING SERVICES ONCE A WEEK BETWEEN 6.30 PM AND 9.00 PM. TWO MORE CENTRES WILL BE SET UP NEXT YEAR.

SO FAR MORE THAN 10 000 PEOPLE HAVE RECEIVED LEGAL ADVICE UNDER THE SCHEME.

EXPANSION, THE ANNUAL BUDGET

STEADY

REFLECTING THEIR STEADY EXPANSION, THE ANNUAL BUDGET ALLOCATED TO THE TWO SCHEMES HAS GROWN FROM ABOUT $2.57 MILLION IN FISCAL 1979-80 TO $16.5 MILLION IN 1983-84.

THE LAW SOCIETY AND THE BAR ASSOCIATION WERE HOSTS TO THE RECENT SEVENTH COMMONWEALTH LAW CONFERENCE.

THE CONFERENCE, ATTENDED BY SOME 2 000 DELEGATES FROM OVER 30 COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES, WAS THE LARGEST EVER.

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. SIR EDWARD MET WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LAW SOCIETY'S ADVISORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES, MR BRIAN TISDALL; THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SOCIETY, MR JOHN MILLER; ITS PRESIDENT, " CHAIRMAN OF THE BAR ASSOCIATION, MR HENRY

W T.S. TONG J AND THE LITTON, QC.

ABOUT 700 GUESTS ATTENDED THE DINNER.

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LANGUAGE OFFICERS’ VITAL ROLE STRESSED *****

THE GOVERNMENT IS NOW PROVIDING A FULL-YEAR’S BASIC TRAINING FOR ITS NEWLY-RECRUITED CHINESE LANGUAGE OFFICERS TO PREPARE THEM FOR THEIR IMPORTANT WORK.

SPEAKING TODAY AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE FIRST FORMAL COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING COURSE FOR NEWLY-RECRUITED CHINESE LANGUAGE OFFICERS, THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, MR DENIS BRAY POINTED 0’>T THAT THOUGH MANY OF THEM MIGHT WORK AWAY QUIETLY IN SOME REMOTE C-.-ICES, THEY WERE IN FACT THE SILENT HEROES BEHIND THE SCENES, PLAYING NO LESS IMPORTANT A ROLE IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE THAN ANY OF THE FRONT-LINE OFFICERS.

MR BRAY TOLD THE 28 CHINESE LANGUAGE OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE THAT ALTHOUGH MUCH OF THE GOVERNMENT’S WORK WAS CARRIED OUT BY OFFICERS OF OTHER GRADES IN VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, ITS POLICIES, INTENTIONS AND MESSAGES WERE CONVEYED TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE POPULATION THROUGH TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION SERVICES.

♦SINCE CHINESE BECAME AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE, THE NUMBER OF TECHNICAL AND IMPORTANT DOCEUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE TRANSLATED HAD INCREASED CONSIDERABLY. A HIGH STANDARD OF TRANSLATION IS EXPECTED BY BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. TO ACHIEVE THIS, WE MUST HAVE OFFICERS LIKE YOURSELVES WITH SUITABLE QUALIFICATIONS AND ADEQUATE TRAINING,* HE SAID.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR CHINESE LANGUAGE, MR FRED TING SAID THAT BEFORE THE BASIC TRAINING COURSE WAS SET UP, NEW RECRUITS WERE POSTED TO DEPARTMENTS AND WERE MORE OR LESS LEFT TO LEARN THE TRICKS OF THE TRADE THEMSELVES.

THERE WERE IN-SERVICE COURSES CONDUCTED WITH THE HELP OF THE EXTRA-MURAL DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, BUT THEIR SHORT DURATION DID NOT PERMIT THE CURRICULUM TO COVER AS MUCH GROUND AS WAS DESIRABLE AND NECESSARY FOR NEW RECRUITS.

IN ADDITION, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT SCOPE FOR SENIOR OFFICERS TO PASS ON THEIR PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE TO THEIR JUNIORS.

♦WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SECTION IN SEPTEMBER 1981, WE HAVE NOW BEEN ABLE TO ATTEMPT A MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND SYSTEMATIC TRAINING PROGRAMME WHICH AIMS AT ACQUAINTING OUR NEW RECRUITS, AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR CAREER, WITH THE VARIOUS TYPES OF WORK THAT THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO DO.

♦THE AIM OF THE COURSE IS TO DEVELOP THROUGH PRACTICAL WORK THE NECESSARY TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETATION TECHNIQUES WHICH WILL ENABLE THEM TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTIES MORE EFFICIENTLY,+ HE SAID.

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‘ NOTE TO EDITORSi

DUKE OF KENT ARRIVING IN HK

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THE DUKE OF KENT WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 2) ON FLIGHT BA 003, ETA 3.15 PM. HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL STAY OVERNIGHT HERE EN ROUTE TO KOREA.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN TO COVER HIS ARRIVAL. THOSE ASSIGNED TO COVER THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE PRESS CONFERECNE ROOM OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING NOT LATER THAN 2.15 PM.

6IS OFFICERS WILL ASSIST.

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SEMINAR STRESSES SAFETY-AT-WORK

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THE SUCCESS OF WORK SAFETY DEPENDS ON THE CO-OPERATION AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES, IN ADDITION TO TIGHT ENFORCEMENT OF SAFETY REGULATIONS.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON SHIPBUILDING TRADE WORKERS UNION, MR TANG CHOY, WHEN HE OPENED A ♦SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPREPAIRING INDUSTRY SAFETY SEMINAR* THIS MORNING.

THE ONE-DAY SEMINAR WAS ORGANISED BY THE SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPREPAIRING INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

MR TANG POINTED OUT THAT EMPLOYERS SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, AND EMPLOYEES SHOULD OBSERVE SAFETY-AT-WORK PRACTICES, AS A FIRST STEP IN ULTIMATELY MAKING IT +EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY TO WORK SAFELY*.

HE STRESSED THAT IT WAS ESPECIALLY THE CASE WHEN THE SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPREPAIRING INDUSTRY WAS A HEAVY INDUSTRY.

MR TANG NOTED THAT THE SEMINAR — HELD FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN SUCCESSION FOR THE INDUSTRY — SHOWED THAT THE GOVERNMENT, EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES ATTACHED MORE IMPORTANCE TO THE SAFETY OF THE INDUSTRY.

AFTER THE OPENING, OFFICERS FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, THE MARINE DEPARTMENT AND PRIVATE COMPANIES, AS WELL AS A LECTURER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG GAVE TALKS ON WORK SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH.

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ANOTHER JOINT OFFICE FOR PERMITS OPENING * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE OPENING A NEW JOINT OFFICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND ON OCTOBER 10, FOR REGISTRATION OF DEATHS, ISSUE OF CREMATION PERMITS AND FOR BOOKING THE USE OF THE CREMATORIUM.

THE OFFICE WILL BE ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CENTRE POINT BUILDING, 181-185, GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI, AND WILL BE MANNED BY STAFF OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH, IMMIGRATION AND CITY SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THE NEW OFFICE WAS BEING SET UP FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE PUBLIC, WHO OTHERWISE HAD TO GO TO THREE SEPARATE OFFICES TO COLLECT DEATH CERTIFICATES, APPLY FOR CREMATION PERMITS AND BOOK THE CREMATORIUM.

A SIMILAR JOINT OFFICE WAS ESTABLISHED IN APRIL LAST YEAR AT ROOMS 1411-1412, NEW WORLD CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI.

THE KOWLOON AND HONG KONG ISLAND OFFICES WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 12.30 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4.30 PM ON WEEKDAYS, AND FROM 9 AM TO 12.30 PM ON SATURDAYS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE CREMATION PERMIT SERVICE OF THE NEW OFFICE WAS 5-8915575 AND FOR THE DEATH REGISTRY SERVICE, 5-757011.

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NEW NAME FOR VOCATIONAL CENTRE * * * * *

THE WORLD REHABILITATION FUND DAY CENTRE IN KWUN TONG WILL ASSUME A NEW NAME FROM TOMORROW TO REFLECT ITS CHANGING ROLE IN THE PROVISION OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR THE DISABLED.

IT WILL BE CALLED THE KWUN TONG SKILLS CENTRE FOR THE • DISABLED.

♦THIS MOVE WILL PROBABLY HELP TO ILLUSTRATE THE SHIFT IN ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRE FROM GENERAL REHABILITATION TO VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR THE DISABLED IN RECENT YEARS,+ A TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THERE ARE ABOUT 250 TRAINEES RECEIVING VARIOUS LEVELS OF FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME SKILL TRAINING IN CLOTHING, BUSINESS PRACTICE, ELECTRICAL WORK, ELECTRONICS, FABRICATION AND OTHER INDUSTRIES, HE SAID.

VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE CENTRE TO HELP TRAINEES CHOOSE EMPLOYMENT OR TRAINING WITHIN THEIR 'PABILITY.

/RECORDS show........

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RECORDS SHOW THAT 70 PER CENT OF THE TRAINEES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET JOBS AFTER TRAINING.

AND TWO-THIRDS OF THEM ARE ENGAGED IN THE FIELD OR RELATED INDUSTRY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE TRAINING, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+IT IS HOPED THAT EMPLOYERS WILL OFFER MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR GRADUATES, HELPING THEM TO INTEGRATE WITH COMMUNITY,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE CENTRE WAS BUILT IN 1968 WITH A DONATION FROM THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE WORLD REHABILITATION FUND.

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SCHOOLS OLYMPIAD TRIALS STARTING

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THE HONG KONG REGION HEAT OF THE 1983 INTER-SCHOOL OLYMPIAD WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (OCTOBER 1) AT HONG KONG STADIUM, WITH hR JOHN DUNN, DEPUTY CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS AS THE OFFICIATING GUEST. I

THE FUNCTION IS PART OF THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE ANTISMOKING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN, AIMED AT DISCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE FROM SMOKING.

ATHLETIC EVENTS WILL BEGIN AT 9 AM, AND PRIZE-GIVING WILL START AT 4 PM IN THE STADIUM.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. GIS STAFF WILL ASSIST.

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TENDERS CALLED FOR BUILDING WORK * M * *

THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A POLICE RANK AND FILE MARRIED QUARTERS BLOCK AT OLD BAILEY STREET, HONG KONG.

UPON COMPLETION, THE 24-STOREY BLOCK WILL PROVIDE A TOTAL CF 144 UNITS OF STANDARD DESIGN TWO BEDROOM QUARTERS FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

THE GROUND FLOOR AND SURROUNDING AREA WILL BE LANDSCAPED TO PROVIDE LEISURE AND PLAY AREA FOR THEM.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN JUNE 1985-

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CLOSURE OF TWO OLD BUILDINGS SOUGHT * * * *

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY TODAY DECLARED NO. 323 QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG TO BE IN A DANGEROUS CONDITION AND NO. 126 JERVOIS STREET, HONG KONG LIABLE TO BECOME DANGEROUS.

IN A STATEMENT ISSUED THIS MORNING, THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING SURVEYOR SAID THAT NO. 323 QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, A FOUR STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDING, AND NO. 126 JERVOIS STREET, A FIVE STOREY PRE-WAR BUILDING, CONSTRUCTED WITH LOAD BEARING BRICK WALLS AND TIMBER FLOORS AND ROOFS, HAD BEEN UNDER OBSERVATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

A RECENT INSPECTION OF NO. 323 QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL INDICATED CONTINUING MOVEMENT IN THE FRACTURED BRICK WORK TO THE EXPOSED EXTERNAL WALL. IT WAS THEREFORE CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO CLOSE AND DEMOLISH THIS BUILDING TO OBVIATE THE RISK OF A COLLAPSE.

THE FRACTURES IN THE EXPOSED EXTERNAL WALL OF NO. 126 JERVOIS STREET ARE SUCH THAT IT IS CONSIDERED THIS BUILDING COULD NOT WITHSTAND THE DEMOLITION OF NO. 323 QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL. IT WAS THEREFORE, ALSO NECESSARY TO CLOSE AND DEMOLISH THIS BUILDING.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 AM ON OCTOBER 28 WERE POSTED TODAY.

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TACTICAL UNIT TO HAVE MODERN DEPOT X X X K

PLANS ARE WELL ADVANCED FOR THE BUILDING OF A NEW AND LARGER COMPLEX ON THE PRESENT SITE OF THE POLICE TACTICAL UNIT WITHIN FOUR YEARS, THE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, MR RICHARD QUINE, DISCLOSED TODAY (FRIDAY).

ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF THE ’BRAVO’ COMPANY AT A PASSING OUT PARADE THIS MORNING, MR QUINE POINTED OUT THAT AS AN INTERIM MEASURE THE POLICE TACTICAL UNIT WOULD HAVE TO MOVE TO TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION.

’’BUT THIS IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR THE EXCELLENT DEPOT WHICH LATER WILL MATERIALISE HERE," HE ADDED.

STRESSING THAT MODERN FACILITIES WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY ENHANCE THIS FORM OF TRAINING, HE AFFIRMED THAT THE POLICE WOULD CONTINUE TO KEEP INTERNAL SECURITY STRATEGIES AND TACTICS UNDER REVIEW.

"DEVELOPMENTS LOCALLY AND OVERSEAS ARE CAREFULLY MONITORED IN OUR ENDEAVOUR TO MAINTAIN THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS.

"THERE ARE THOSE WHO WOULD QUESTION THE NEED TO MAINTAIN SUCH A CAPABILITY, FOR MY PART I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT IT IS REQUIRED.

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’’REGRETTABLY THE POTENTIAL FOR MAJOR DISORDER EXISTS IN MOST LARGE COMMUNITIES AND HONG KONG IS NO EXCEPTION.

’’THIS IS THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, MUST BE PREPARED FOR ANY SUCH CONTINGENCY,” HE SAID.

MR QUINE NOTED THAT WHEREAS IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD MAJOR INCIDENTS OR DISORDER WERE DEALT WITH BY MILITARY OR PARA-MILITARY FORCES MAINTAINED ON A STANDING BASIS, HONG KONG POSSESSED AN ECONOMICAL AND PRACTICAL ARRANGEMENT WHICH HAD STOOD THE TEST OF TIME.

”WE IN HONG KONG HAVE PROVIDED THE NECESSARY CAPABILITY BY MEANS OF AN ORGANISATION AND A TRAINING PROGRAMME THAT ENABLES US TO MOVE QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY FROM OUR PRIMARY CONSTABULARY ROLE TO AN INTERNAL SECURITY POSTURE,” HE POINTED OUT.

WHILE TRAINING FOR ’BLUE BERETS’ HAS BEEN PRIMARILY GEARED TO INTERNAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, MR QUINE WENT ON, CERTAIN FACETS HAVE APPLICATIONS IN DAY-TO-DAY POLICING.

’’CROWD CONTROL AT MAJOR EVENTS IS BUT ONE EXAMPLE, CONTINGENCY PLANNING IS ANOTHER. NEITHER MUST ONE OVERLOOK THE EXTENSIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING WHICH IS UNDERTAKEN AND THE ESPRIT DE CORPS WHICH IS DEVELOPED AND CONTINUES LONG AFTER OFFICERS HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR NORMAL DUTIES,” HE SAID.

INSPECTING THE 170 PTU OFFICERS ON PARADE, HE SAID, ”YOUR TURNOUT AND DRILL HAD BEEN OF AN EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH STANDARD AND YOU ARE A CREDIT TO THE FORCE AND YOURSELVES.”

EARLIER, MR QUINE PRESENTED AWARDS TO OUTSTANDING PLATOONS AND INDIVIDUALS ON THE 10-WEEK COURSE.

AMONG THEM WAS THE TROPHY FOR THE BEST-ALL-ROUND PLATOON RECEIVED BY INSPECTORS LI CHIU-KEUNG AND ADAM JENNER ON BEHALF OF THE NO. 1 PLATOON.

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ROAD CLOSURE FOR BANK WORK PLANNED * * * M

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO CLOSE THE LINK ROAD BETWEEN GARDEN ROAD AND COTTON TREE DRIVE IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW BANK OF CHINA HEADQUARTERS BUILDING. SECTIONS OF FOOTPATHS WITHIN THE SITE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED.

NEW ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS OFF GARDEN ROAD AND COTTON TREE DRIVE TO BOTH THE PROPOSED BANK OF CHINA HEADQUARTERS BUILDING AND THE SITE TO THE SOUTH WILL BE CONSTRUCTED.

ACCESS TO AND FROM THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE EXISTING OPEN AIR CAR PARK WILL BE PRESERVED DURING CONSTRUCTION WORK, AS WILL THE EXIT FROM THE GARDEN ROAD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK.

/permanent pedestrian .......

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PERMANENT PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ALONG GARDEN ROAD WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AND THE FOOTPATH TO THE QUEENSWAY FRONTAGE OF THE SITE WILL BE WIDENED. PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ALONG THE SOUTH-EASTERN SIDE OF GARDEN ROAD WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

A NOTICE UNDER THE ROADS (WORKS, USE AND COMPENSATION) ORDINANCE IS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY.

A PLAN SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY? THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, HONG KONG NORTH, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, AND THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 222-224 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG.

ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE PROPOSAL MUST SEND HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 29.

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MAINS LEAKAGE TESTS KK *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM ON MONDAY (OCTOBER 3) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT PREMISES BOUNDED BY ABERDEEN STREET, CAINE ROAD, LADDER STREET AND HOLLYWOOD ROAD, INCLUDING KU I IN FONG, LADDER STREET TERRACE AND U LAM TERRACE.

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