Daily Information Bulletin - 1980s - 1985 - SEP - ENG

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1985

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JUNE RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED ................... 1

FORUMS FOR LEGCO CANDIDATES ................................. 5

VOTERS PUBLICITY BUS TOURS DISTRICT ......................... 6

DB COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPIN TO PUBLIC ........................ 6

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED ........................... 7

SPECIAL DRIVE TO IMPROVE FOOD DELIVERY....................... 7

PRIMARY SCHOOL TO BE BUILT IN SHA TIN ....................... 8

BEACH BUILDING AT HAP MUN BAY................................ 9

SND DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE MOVE.............................. 9

CUSTOMS GETS NEW OFFICE ACCOMMODATION ....................... 10

FREE BALLET FOR DISTRICT RESIDENTS .......................... 10

MORE SQUASH COURTS IN THE PIPELINE........................... 11

KWUN TONG WATER CUT ......................................... 12

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JUNE RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED * * * * *

THE VALUE OF RETAIL SALES IN JUNE 1985, ESTIMATED AT $5 177 MILLION, WAS THREE PER CENT LOWER THAN IN JUNE 1984, WHILE THEIR VOLUME WAS FOUR PER CENT LOWER, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

RETAIL SALES FELL BY ONE PER CENT IN VALUE AND TWO PER CENT IN VOLUME IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME QUARTER IN 1984.

COMPARING JUNE 1985 WITH MAY 1985, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, RETAIL SALES DECREASED BY SEVEN PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1984, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INCREASED BY SEVEN PER CENT IN VALUE BUT DECREASED BY ONE PER CENT IN VOLUME. FUELS, WHICH SHOWED NO CHANGE IN SALES VALUE, RECORDED A SLIGHT INCREASE OF ONE PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

RETAIL SALES OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO DROPPED BY ONE PER CENT IN VALUE BUT REMAINED UNCHANGED IN VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES DECREASED BY SEVEN PER CENT IN VALUE AND EIGHT PER CENT IN VOLUME, WHILE THOSE OF *OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* FELL BY SIX PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMo.

COMPARING THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WITH THE SAME QUARTER IN 1984, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS SHOWED AN INCREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT IN VALUE TERMS BUT A DECREASE OF TWO PER CENT IN VOLUME.

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO RECORDED AN INCREASE OF ONE PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND TWO PER CENT IN VOLUME. FUELS SHOWED AN INCREASE OF ONE PER CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES DECREASED BY TWO PER CENT IN VALUE AND FOUR PER CENT IN VOLUME, WHILE THOSE OF +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* DROPPED BY THREE PER CENT IN VALUE AND FOUR PER CENT IN VOLUME.

WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1985, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS RECORDED THE LARGEST DECREASE OF 15 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 16 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLtS AND +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* ALSO SHOWED DECREASES OF 11 PER CENT AND EIGHT PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

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FUELS SHOWED A DECREASE OF THREE PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. TOBACCO, WHICH SHOWED NO CHANGE SLIGHT DECREASE OF ONE PER CENT

FOUR PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND

IN SALES VALUE, RECORDED A

IN SALES VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES ROSE SUBSTANTIALLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS WHEN COMPARtD WITH JUNE 1984. DEPARTMENT STORES AND SUPERMARKETS INCREASED MODERATELY IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. HOWEVER, RETAT.v SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES DROPPED IN BOTH

VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

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COMPARING THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WITH THE SAME QUARTER IN 1984 RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES ROSE CONSIDERABLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. SUPERMARKETS SHOWED MODERATE INGREAbc. IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

RETAIL SALES OF DEPARTMENT STORES ROSE SLIGHTLY IN VjAlfcUE BUT REMAINED UNCHANGED IN VOLUME. ON THE OTHER HAND, CONSUMER; ■DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES DECREASED MODERATELY IN BOTH SALES

VALUE AND VOLUME. . . :

1 . Jlf .-'H ’• ( - i .!■ $

WHEN COMPARED? WITH MAY 1985, RETAIL SALES OF SUPERMARKETS

ROSE SLIGHTLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. ON THE OTHER HAND, MOTOR VEHICLES, CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND DEPARTMENT STORES, ALL RECORDED DECREASES IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. 1

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED TOTAL SALES FIGURE FOR M$Y 1985 AND 3?HE. PROVISIONAL FIGURE FOR JUNE 1985. 3

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STABLE 2 SHOWS THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS AND SELECTED TRADES (WHICH FORM PART OF THE RELEVANT MAJOR TRADE GROUPS), WITH AVERAGE MONTHLY RETAIL SALES IN 1980 TAKEN AS 100. •«

COMPARISONS OF JUNE 1985 RESULTS WITH THOSE OF MAY 1985 AND JUNE 1984 AND COMPARISONS OF RETAIL SALES IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WITH THE SAME QUARTER IN 1984 ARE ALSO GWEN. A

GRAPHS 1 AND 2 DEPICT THE INDEX MOVEMENTS OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES FROM JANUARY 1983 TO MAY 1985. f —

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE ANALYSIS OF THE JUNE 1985^SURVEY RESULTS IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $1 PER COPY. 3!

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

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TAB1X 1 I TOTAL ZKTAIL &AUC8

Total Retail Bales for June 1985 (Pro visional Figure) ■ HX»5 177 bIUIob

for May 1985 (Bovisod Figure) US5 577 bUHob

TABT-r 2 I VALd AJO VOLUKX LNDKXXB 07 RSEAIL BALKS ______________TO ------------------- (Monthly »»»rw of 1980 - 100)

— Itea Index of Bo tall Bales 19^5 Juno 1985 Juma 1985 Jme 1985 compared with Jane 198* < April - June 1985 compared with April - Jerne 198*

oca pan *•7 1985

(Revised (Fro vis- Foists % Foists < Points *

figures) ioaal

figures)

(A) FOB AU aRAU-Wag j

Value 16* 152 - 12 - 7 1 O' • •1 • 1 I

Volume 113 105 - 8 - 7 . * . * - 2 -2 [

(1) FT ftAJQg T»AP»

Foodstuffs, alcoholic drinks Value 175 17* e e - 2 - 1 ♦ 2 ♦ 1

and tobacco Volume U* 112 • 1 - 1 e 2 0 2

Taels Value 199 191 . 8 - * e 0 ♦ 2 el

Volume 127 125 . * - 3 ♦ 1 el e 2 el

Clothing, footwear and Value 202 171 - 31 - 15 ♦ 11 ♦ 7 ♦ 12 ♦ 7

allied products Volume 12* 10* - 19 - 16 - 1 - 1 - 2 -2

Commoner durables Value 165 1*7 . 18 • u - 11 - 7 - 3 - 2

Volume 121 108 - 13 - 11 - 10 -8 — 4 «• *

Other consumer goods Value 1*7 136 - 12 - 8 .8 .8 - 5 - 5

Volume 105 97 - 8 . 8 - 6 .6 . * . *

(C) FT BCJCTP TRADBb

Supermarkets Value 529 5*1 ♦ 12 ♦ 3 .1* ♦ * e 2* ♦ 6

Voluae 196 205 ♦ 7 ♦ 4 .6 .5 ♦ 11 *6

Motor vehicles Value 101 be - 17 - 17 ♦ 16 ♦ 2* ♦ 2s ♦ yt>

Volume 60 *9 - 10 - 17 e 8 ♦ 20 ♦ 13 *31

Consumer durables ether than Value 209 190 - 19 - 9 - 30 - 1* • 22 - 10

■otor vehicles Volume 163 1*9 - 15 - 9 -22 -I? -16 - 10

Department stores Value 1*6 - - * • 3 ♦ 6 ♦ 5 ♦ 1 ♦ 1

Voluae W5 1 101 - 5 - 3 ♦ 5 ♦ 5 • • i

Notes : 1. "Foodstuffs, alcoholic inix* and tooacoo" Lncludoo "supermarkets".

2« "Oonauaer durables" iscludes "actor vehicles".

5* "Other consumer goods” includes "department stores".

4. Figures denoting change* axe derived from the unrounded index figures.

5* • denotes no change.

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Value index

Graph 1: Value Indexes of Total Retail Sales

Value index

Notes. (1) Monthy average of 1980 = 100.

(2) The seasonally adjusted value and volume indexes and Henderson trends are compiled using theX-11 variant seasonal adjustment program of the U.S Bureau of the Census.

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FORUMS FOR LEGCO CANDIDATES * * *

CANDIDATES STANDING FOR ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES SOUTH ELECTORAL COLLEGE WILL HOLD A FORUM AT THE SHERATON HOTEL IN TSIM SHA TSUI TOMORROW (MONDAY).

MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS THAT MAKE UP THE CONSTITUENCY TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS -- WILL ATTEND THE FORUM AT 2.30 PM TO QUESTION CANDIDATES ABOUT THEIR ELECTORAL PLATFORMS.

THE THREE CANDIDATES FOR THE CONSTITUENCY ARE DR LAI SUNG-LUNG FROM KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl, AND DISTRICT.

NEW TERRITORIES SOUTH

OF TSUEN WAN, MR HO TUNG-CHING

MR LAM WAI-KEUNG OF ISLANDS

MEANWHILE, FORUMS WILL ALSO BE HELD IN OTHER CONSTITUENCIES FOR CANDIDATES TO PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS TO ELECTORS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE FORUMS SCHEDULED FOR THE COMING WEEK WITH THE NAMES OF CANDIDATES, THE CONSTITUENCIES,

DATES, TIME AND VENUES.

CONSTITUENCY

CANDIDATES

SOUTH KOWLOON (MONG KOK AND YAU MA TEI)

KWUN TONG

CHAN CHAI-KEUNG CHAN LAI-SANG IP KWOK-CHUNG ENA CHAN

POON CHI-FA I CHENG KWAN-SUEN LI WAH-MING

KOWLOON CITY

PAO PING-WING PETER CHAN CHI-KWAN DR DANIEL TSE CH I-WAI

DATE/TIME VENUE

SEPTEMBER 4 (WEDNESDAY) 7.30 PM HENRY G. LEONG COMMUNITY CENTRE 60 PUBLIC SQUARE STREET, YAU MA T.

SEPTEMBER 8 (SUNDAY) 3 PM YUET WAH STREET PLAYGROUND, YUET WAH STREET, K*uN TONG.

SEPTEMBER 8 (SUNDAY) 10 AM 01 MAN CONCOURSE 01 MAN ESTATE, HO MAN TIN.

NOTE TO ED I TORSt

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE FORUMS.

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VOTERS PUBLICITY BUS TOURS DISTRICT * * * *

(SUNDAY) ELIGIBLE

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFF ICER, MR GORDON JONES TODAY URGED RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS SO THAT THEY WILL BE TO VOTE IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT MARCH AS WELL AS THE

DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN 1988.

+ANYONE WHO HAS REACHED OR WILL BE 21 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR AND HAVE LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS SHOULD COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH,+ MR JONES SAID.

HE ALSO REMINDED REGISTERED VOTERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY CHANGED ADDRESS TO NOTIFY THE AUTHORITIES.

MR JONES AND HIS STAFF WERE ON BOARD AN ATTRACTIVELY DECORATED PUBLICITY BUS WHICH TOURED THE DISTRICT TODAY TO URGE PASSERS-BY TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

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DB COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC

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THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD HAS DECIDED TO OPEN ITS COMMITTEE MEETINGS TO THE PUBLIC SO THAT RESIDENTS CAN HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORK OF THE BOARD.

EXCEPT FOR DISCUSSIONS ON CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS, THE COMMITTEE CEETINGS, WHICH ARE HELD EVERY TWO MONTHS, WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

THE FOLLOWING ARE VARIOUS COMMITTEES WHICH WILL HOLD THEIR MEETINGS AT THE TUEN MUN DB SECRETARIAT IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBERi-

DATE TIME COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 5 2.30 PM COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 11 2.30 PM CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 16 2.30 PM ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 20 10 AM FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLICITY COMMITTEE

OCTOBER 15 IQ AM TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO ATTEND THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

SHOULD CONTACT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON 0-843801 TO BOOK SEATS THREE DAYS IN ADVANCE.

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COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED

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A LIMITED NUMBER OF COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POST-GRADUATE STUDY OR RESEARCH AT SEVEN COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES ARE BEING OFFERED TO HONG KONG RESIDENTS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO ACADEMIC YEARS STARTING 1986 OR 1987.

THE SCHOLARSHIPS, UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN, WILL BE AWARDED TO PROMISING LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO MAY BE EXPECTED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LIFE IN HONG KONG ON THEIR RETURN FROM STUDY ABROAD.

OFFERING THE AWARDS ARE THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, NIGERIA AND JAMAICA.

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

CANDIDATES SHOULD BE HONG KONG CITIZEN AND BE GRADUATES OF RECOGNISED UNIVERSITIES OR HOLDERS OF EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS. THEY SHOULD NOT BE MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF AGE WHEN THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMENCES AND SHOULD PREFERABLY BE LESS THAN 28 YEARS OF AGE.

CANDIDATES WHO ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE AWARDS MUST SATISFY CERTAIN LANGUAGE, HEALTH AND IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS AND OTHER DETAILS RELATING TO THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION CF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT ROOM 1522, LEIGHTON CENTRE, 15TH FLOOR, 77 LEIGHTON ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY.

APPLICANTS SHOULD RETURN THEIR COMPLETED FORMS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE OCTOBER 1.

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SPECIAL DRIVE TO IMPROVE FOOD DELIVERY

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THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT wILu LAUNCH A TwO-*EEK OPERATION TOMORROW (MONDAY) AGAINST UNHYGIENIC TRANS°ORTATION AND HANDLING OF OPEN FOOD IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

THE OPERATION IS AIMED AT REMINDING FOOD OPERATORS C-THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO TRANSPORT OR HANDLE FOOD HYGIENICALLY SO AS TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

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DURING THE OPERATION PERIOD, HEALTH INSPECTORS OF THE RSD WILL STEP UP INSPECTION VISITS TO ALL TRADES CONCERNED AND TAKE PROSECUTION ACTION IF NECESSARY.

FOOD MERCHANTS, TRANSPORT OPERATORS AND DELIVERY PERSONNEL ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO ENSURE THAT ALL FOOD TO BE TRANSPORTED MUST BE HYGIENICALLY WRAPPED OR OTHERWISE PUT IN SUITABLE CONTAINERS.

THE LAW ALSO FORBIDS THE PLACING OF DRESSED CARCASS AND MEAT OR ROAST PRODUCTS ON THE FLOOR WITHOUT ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM RISK OF CONTAMINATION.

+EXPOSURE OF FOOD DURING DELIVERY OR PLACING IT ON THE FLOOR CAN RESULT IN THE CONTAMINATION OF THE FOOD AND THE DETERIORATION OF THE FOOD QUALITY BECAUSE OF THE DUST AND VERMIN WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN ATTRACTED TO IT,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE FOOD BUSINESS (NEW TERRITORIES) REGULATIONS, OFFENDERS ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $2 OOO AND IMPRISONMENT FOR THREE MONTHS.

MORE THAN 2 000 ADVISORY LETTERS HAVE BEEN SENT TO OPERATORS CF CONCERNED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS INFORMING THEM OF THE OPERATION AND ADVISING THEM NOT TO BREACH REGULATIONS.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL TO BE BUILT IN SHA TIN *****

THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR A PRIMARY SCHOOL TO BE BUILT AT CHIK FUK STREET, SHA TIN.

THE SCHOOL WILL HAVE 24 CLASSROOMS, THREE SPECIAL ROOMS, TWO STAFF ROOMS, TWO HEADMASTER ROOMS, OFFICES, AN ASSEMBLY HALL AND A COVERED PLAYGROUND.

OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDE A SINGLE-STOREY QUARTERS BUILDING FOR JUNIOR STAFF, A BASKETBALL COURT AND CAR PARKING SPACES.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

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BEACH BUILDING AT HAP MUN BAY *****

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOr THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BEACH BUILDING AT HAP MUN BAY, SAI KUNG.

THE PROJECT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BEACH BUILDING WITH CHANGING AND SHOWER FACILITIES, AN OFFICE-CUM-FIRST-AID POST, TOILETS AND A REFRESHMENT KIOSK.

OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDE A LOOKOUT POST, A DEEP-BORE WELL A WATER TANK AND A SIGNAL-FLAG POLE.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JUl hEXT YEAR.

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SWD DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE MOVE * * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S CENTRAL AND WESTERN/ISLANLo DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS VARIOUS UNITS WILL BE OPERATING FROM PREMISES IN HARBOUR BUILDING STARTING TOMORROW (MONDAY).

THE UNITS INVOLVED INCLUDE THE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICES. SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK UNIT, SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNIT, FAMILY CENTRE AND PROBATION OFFICE.

SERVICES

ALL THE UNITS WILL BE LOCATED ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF THE BUILDING AT 38 PIER ROAD, HONG KONG.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE VARIOUS UNITS AREt

OFFICE/UNIT

NEW TEL. NO.

CENTRAL AND WESTERN/ISLANDS 5-8523115

DISTRICT OFFICE

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICE 5-8523113

(CENTRAL AND WESTERN)

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICE 5-8523112

(ISLANDS)

SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK UNIT 5-8523114

(HONG KONG/WEST KOWLOON)

CENTRAL AND ISLANDS FIELD UNIT 5-8523126

WESTERN DISTRICT FAMILY 5-8523125

SERVICES CENTRE

CENTRAL AND WESTERN PROBATION 5-8523100

OFF ICE

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CUSTOMS GETS NEW OFFICE ACCOMMODATION M K M M

THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS AND SOME CF ITS OFFICES WILL MOVE TO NEW PREMISES IN HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL, WITH EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 9.

THE OFFICES ARE DEPARTMENTAL HEADQUARTERS AND DIRECTORATE OFFICES; SERVICE HEADQUARTERS; HONG KONG ISLAND REGION OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE; TRADE INVESTIGATION BUREAU; TRADING STANDARDS INVESTIGATION BUREAU; TRADE CONTROLS ADMINISTRATION AND TRAINING; DUTIABLE COMMODITIES DIVISION-OFFICE; AND HONG KONG COLLECTION OFFICE.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE ON TELEPHONE 5-8523324.

FROM THE SAME DATE THE LODGING OF TRADE DECLARATIONS BY POST SHOULD BE SENT TO 38 PIER ROAD, EIGHTH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, CENTRAL, INSTEAD OF THE HONG KONG TRADE CENTRE ADDRESS.

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FREE BALLET FOR DISTRICT RESIDENTS

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY A FREE BALLET PERFORMANCE BY THE HONG KONG BALLET COMPANY NEXT MONTH.

THE SHOW, ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14 (SATURDAY) AT 7.30 PM IN THE SCHOOL HALL OF THE YU CHUN KEUNG MEMORIAL COLLEGE IN POKFULAM.

♦BALLET PERFORMANCES AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL ARE RARE, AND A SHOW BY HONG KONG’S ONLY PROFESSIONAL CLASSICAL BALLET COMPANY WILL AROUSE MUCH INTEREST AND ENHANCE ARTISTIC APPRECIATION AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS,+ A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THE SHOW WILL FEATURE SIX BALLETS, THREE OF WHICH ARE CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE COMPANY’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, MR TERRENCE ETHERIDGE,+ HE SAID.

THE PERFORMANCES INCLUDE +SONGS OF LOVE+; AND +SYLVIA PAS DE DEUX+ AND +ACT III DIVERTISSEMENTS! DANCE OF THE THREE GODDESSES, NERCURY PAS DE DEUX+ OF THE FULL LENGTH BALLET +SYLVIA+.

OTHER PERFORMANCES INCLUDE AN ABSTRACT WORK +TOKYO OPUS+; A CHOREOGRAPHIC IMPRESSION OF THE CRUCIFIXION +PIE JESU+; AND A LIGHT-HEARTED SATIRE +QUODLIBET+.

FREE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS AT THE ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION’S OFFICE AT LEE CHAK HOUSE, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE, AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS BRANCH OFFICES AT WAH FU AND STANLEY.

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MORE SQUASH COURTS IN THE PIPELINE

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SQUASH HAS BECOME AN INCREASINGLY POPULAR SPORT IN HONG KONG, PARTICULARLY AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATION, DURING RECENT YEARS.

THIS IS REFLECTED IN THE HIGH USAGE RATE OF THE SQUASH COURTS NOW MANAGED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL.

STATISTICS SHOW THAT IN JULY THIS YEAR, THE USAGE RATE OF THE FOUR COURTS AT VICTORIA PARK AND THE THREE COURTS WITH FULL AIR-CONDITIONING AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM WAS IDO PER CENT.

THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY THE SINGLE COURT IN THE ABERDEEN COMPLEX INDOOR GAMES HALL (99.7 PER CENT), THE FIVE COURTS AT THE KOWLOON TSAI PARK (98 PER CENT) AND THE THREE COURTS AT THE LAI CHI KOK PARK (97.4 PER CENT).

THE THREE SQUASH COURTS WHICH HAVE RECENTLY BEEN OPENED FOR PUBLIC USE AT MORSE PARK ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO BE HEAVILY USED. THEY ARE FULLY AIR CONDITIONED AND ARE EQUIPPED WITH A SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM TO SUPPLY HOT WATER FOR PLAYERS.

TO CATER FOR THE INCREASING NEED FOR SUCH FACILITIES IN HONG KONG, THE URBAN COUNCIL IS CURRENTLY BUILDING A TWO-STOREY SQUASH CENTRE AT VICTORIA BARRACKS AND AN INDOOR GAMES HALL IN WAN CHAI, NEXT TO THE WAN CHAI TRAINING POOL.

THE SQUASH CENTRE WILL CONSIST OF 18 COURTS, OF WHICH ONE WILL BE USED AS AN EXHIBITION COURT FOR MAJOR TOURNAMENTS. THE EXHIBITION COURT WILL HAVE GLASS WALLS ON THREE SIDES AND A STAND FOR SOME 350 SPECTATORS. THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

AS FOR THE INDOOR GAMES HALL IN WAN CHAI, IT WILL HAVE SEVEN SQUASH COURTS AND AN EXHIBITION COURT WITH A SPECTATOR STAND. THIS PROJECT IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION BY EARLY 1987.

IN ADDITION, A NUMBER OF SQUASH COURTS WILL ALSO BE INCORPORATED IN THE INDOOR GAMES HALLS AND SPORTS GROUNDS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT KOWLOON BAY, TO KWA WAN, BOUNDARY STREET, HIU KWONG STREET AND HAMMER HILL ROAD.

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KWUN TONG WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO A WIDE AREA OF KWUN TONG WILL BE TURNED CFF FROM 9 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) TO 7 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREAS COMPRISE ALL VILLAGES AND PREMISES ALONG SHUN ON ROAD, LEE ON ROAD, SHUN KING STREET, SHUN CHING STREET, NGAU CHI WAN STREET, FUNG SHING STREET (FROM PING TIN ROAD TO NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD), JATS INCLINE, HONG NING ROAD (FROM HIP WO STREET TO KUNG LOK ROAD), KUNG LOK ROAD, HONG LEE ROAD, ON SHIN ROAD, ON TAK ROAD, CHUN WAH ROAD, HIP WO STREET (FROM SHUN LEE TSUEN ROAD TO HIU KWONG STREET) AND HIU KWONG STREET (FROM HIP WO STREET TO SAU MAU PING ROAD).

ALSO AFFECTED WILL BE PREMISES ON SAU MAU PING ROAD (FROM SHUN LEE TSUEN ROAD TO HIU KWONG STREET), PO LAM ROAD (FROM MA YAU TONG TO RENNIE’S MILL), CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD (FROM HIRAM’S HIGHWAY TO TAI 0 MUN) AND HIRAM’S HIGHWAY (FROM CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD TO HO CHUNG).

THE HOUSING ESTATES OF UPPER NGAU TAU KOK (BLOCKS 1-5 AND ELOCKS 9-12), LOK WAH (PHASES I, II AND III), SAU MAU PING (BLOCKS 1-17, BLOCKS 32-40 AND BLOCKS 42-45), CHOI WAN, SHUN LEE, SHUN TIN, SHUN ON AS WELL AS MA YAU TONG, RENNIE’S MILL AND MARINA COVE ARE WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF THE AFFECTED AREA.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1985

CONTENTS PaGE NO, •

GOVERNOR OPH'TS SHANGHAI INDUSTRIAL FAIR..................... 1

CALL CM GOVERNOR............................................. 1

JULY MONETARY STATISTICS RELEASED ........................... 1

AIR ACCIDENT REPORT PUBLISHED ............................... 5

NE.7 CROSS-HARBOUR SERVICES APPROVED......................... 5

BOARDS TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREEN PAPER ....................... 6

JAPAN TRIP FOR TOP YOUNG CIVIC 7/0RK3RS ..................... 7

STORAGE, FINANCING, BUSINESS SERVICES SURVEY RESULTS OUT ... . 8

BOARD MEMBERS LOOK OVER UC FACILITIES ....................... 12

WATCH MAKERS URGED TO FOLLOW FASHION TRENDS ................. 13

PRIVATE firm fined for causing noise NUISANCE................ 14

TENDERS CALLED FOR BOATS, WATER CYCLES ...................... 14

TRADE UNIONS REGISTRY MOVING................................. 15

TALKING OF MUSIC ............................................ 15

WATER SUPPLY SCHEME FOR TSUEN WAN PARK....................... 16

TV SHOWS WAY TO EC DU ST RIAL SAFETY ........................ 16

WATER IN STORE ..............................................

MORNING STREET CLOSURE....................................... 17

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1935

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GOVERNOR OPENS SHANGHAI INDUSTRIAL FAIR *****

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND THE CONSULTANT OF THE PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT OF SHANGHAI, MR WANG DAOHAN, TODAY (MONDAY) CUT THE RIBBON AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SHANGHAI INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT TRADE FAIR.

THE CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE HONG KONG EXHIBITION CENTRE AT HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

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CALL ON GOVERNOR * * *

THE DEPUTY MAYOR OF SHANGHAI, MR LI ZHAOJI, AND THE CONSULTANT TO THE PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT OF SHANGHAI, MR WANG DAOHAN, PAID A COURTESY CALL ON THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, THIS (MONDAY) MORNING.

MR LI AND MR WANG ARE LEADING AN ECONOMIC AND TRADE MISSION TO HONG KONG TO ATTEND THE SHANGHAI INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT TRADE FAIR TO BE HELD FROM SEPTEMBER 3 TO 8 AT THE HONG KONG EXHIBITION CENTRE.

THE FAIR WILL BE OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR, MR LI ZHAOJI AND NR WANG DAOHAN LATER TODAY.

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JULY MONETARY STATISTICS RELEASED ******

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS CONTINUED TO GROW AT MORE RAPID RATES THAN HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS IN JULY, ACCORDING TO MONETARY STATISTICS PUBLISHED TODAY (MONDAY).

HIGHER INTEREST RATES FOR THE U.S. DOLLAR HAVE ENCOURAGED DEPOSITORS TO FURTHER SWITCH FROM HONG KONG DOLLARS TO U.S. DOLLARS. THERE WAS ALSO SIGNIFICANT SWITCHING INTO OTHER FOREIGN CURRENCIES.

MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS CONTINUED TO INCREASE MODERATELY. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NARROWEST DEFINITION OF MONEY SUPPLY Ml, HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY CONTINUED TO RECORD SLOWER GROWTH COMPARED WITH TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY.

LOAN DEMAND SHOWED A MARGINAL DECLINE IN JULY. LOANS TO FINANCE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG FELL FURTHER BUT OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

/DEPOSITS

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DEPOSITS

HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW AT A MODEST 0.45 PER CENT IN JULY, AFTER HAVING INCREASED BY 0.8 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 2.5 PER CENT, AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS THE GROWTH RATE WAS 22.9 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS ROSE BY A RAPID 4.3 PER CENT IN JULY, AFTER HAVING INCREASED BY 2.5 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW BY 9.7 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS THE GROWTH WAS 24.3 PER CENT.

REFLECTING LOWER HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY MARKET INTEREST RATES WHICH MADE FOREIGN CURRENCY SWAP DEPOSITS LESS ATTRACTIVE, SUCH DEPOSITS FELL BY 2.5 PER CENT IN JULY, AFTER HAVING RECORDED

ZERO GROWTH IN JUNE.

ADJUSTED TO INCLUDE THESE DEPOSITS, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW AT LOWER RATES OF 0.1 PER CENT IN JULY AND TWO PER CENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS, ON THE OTHER HAND, GREW AT THE HIGHER RATES OF 5.3 PER CENT IN JULY AND 11.4 PER CENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY.

TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH BANKS ROSE BY 1.9 PER CENT IN JULY, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 1.3 PER CENT IN JUNE. TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES GREW FURTHER BY 4.2 PER CENT IN JULY, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 3.1 PER CENT IN JUNE. OVER THE THRE^ MONTHS TO JULY, THE GROWTH OF TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH BANKS, AT 5.7 PER CENT, WAS LOWER THAN THAT aITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, AT 7.4 PER CENT.

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS CONTINUED TO INCREASE BUT AT A SLOWER PACE THAN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. HKi-Ml (THE NARROWEST DEFINITION) ROSE BY TWO ^ER CENT, HK$M2 ROSE BY 0.6 PER CENT AND HK$M3 BY 0.7 PER CENT IN JULY.

THE INCREASES IN JUNE OF HK$M1 WAS TWO PER CENT, WHILE THOSE CF HK$M2 AND HK$M3 WERE AT THE SAME RATE OF ONE PER CENT.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, HK&M1 GREw Bv 9.2 PER CENT, hK$M2 BY THREE PER CENT AND HK$M3 BY 2.9 PER CENT. OVER THE 12 MONTHS TO JULY THE CORRESPOND I NG INCREASES WERE 39.7 PtR CENT, 30 PER CENT AND 23.3 PER CENT.

THE GROWTH RATES OF HK3M2 AND HK.itM” IN JULY, AFTER ADJUSTING FOR SWAP DEPOSITS, WERE AT 0.2 PER CENT AND 0.3 PEP. CENT RESPECTIVELY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, THEY RECORDED THE SAME GROWTH RATE OF 2.4 PER CENT.

/TOTAL_JOJE;

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TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS GREW FURTHER IN JULY. TOTAL Ml INCREASED BY 1.4 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 1.9 PER CENT AND TOTAL M3 BY 2.3 PER CENT. THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES IN JUNE \»ERE FIVE PER CENT, 1.3 PER CENT AND 1.6 PER CENT. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, TOTAL Ml GREW BY 9.1 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 5.5 PER CENT AND TOTAL M3 BY 5.9 PER CENT.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL BY A MARGINAL 0.1 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A MODEST INCREASE OF 0.4 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY THESE LOANS GREW BY 1.2 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 5.8 PER CENT.

WITHIN THE TOTAL, LOANS TO FINANCE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG DECLINED FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH, BY 1.8 PER CENT IN JULY, FOLLOWING A FALL OF 2.1 PER CENT IN JUNE AND TWO PER CENT IN MAY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, THESE LOANS FELL BY 5.8 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 8.4 PER CENT.

OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG, HOWEVER, CONTINUED TO GROW, ALBEIT SLOWLY, BY 0.7 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A 0.8 PER CENT INCREASE IN JUNE. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JULY, THEY ROSE BY 2.2 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 7.4 PER CENT.

LIQUIDITY RATIO

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S.18 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS FELL TO 49.5 PER CENT IN JULY FROM 50.6 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S.24A OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKiNG COMPANIES ORDINANCE) FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL FURTHER TO 41.8 PER CENT FROM 42.3 PER CENT A MONTH EARLIER.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS WAS UNCHANGED AT 141. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY ONE TO 33, WHILE THE NUMBER OF REPORTING REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL BY 20 TO 286.

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MONETARY STATISTICS - July 1985 (HKtmn)

Money Supply Ml - HKi Foreign currency Total M2 - HKl Foreign currency Total M3 - HK$ Foreign currency Total Jul 1985 39,405 3,553 42,959 185,415 169,811 355,226 223,543 213,366 436,909 Earlier months (% change to July 1985) Jul 1984 28,209 (+39.7%) 3,029 (+17.3%) 31,238 (+37.5%) 142,610 (+30.0%) 135,816 (+25.0%) 278,426 (+27.6%) 181,282 (+23.3%) 172,094 (+24.0%) 353,376 (+23.6%)

Jun 1985 38,616 (+2.0%) 3,739 (-5.0%) 42,356 (+1.4%) 184,272 (+0.6%) 164,205 (+3.4%) 348,477 (+1.9%) 222,094 (+0.7%) 204,965 (+4.1%) 427,059 (+2.3%) Apr 1985 36,075 (+ 9.2%) 3,303 (+ 7.6%) 39,378 (+ 9.1%) 179,936 (+ 3.0%) 156,646 (+ 8.4%) 336,582 (+ 5.5%) 217,191 (+ 2.9%) 195,434 (+ 9.2%) 412,625 (+ 5.9%)

Deposits Dpmand deposits Savings deposits Time deposits with banks Time deposits with dtcs AH HKj deposits All foreign currency deposits Total 27,622 94,723 212,005 78,747 205,480 207,617 413,097 27,178 (+1.6%) 92,331 (+2.6%) 208,489 (+1.7%) 75,590 (+4.2%) 204,599 (+0.4%) 198,990 (+4.3%) 403,589 (+2.4%) 24,707 (+11.8%) 87,314 (+ 8.5%) 204,446 (+ 3.7%) 73,299 (+ 7.4%) 200,424 (+ 2.5%) 189,341 (+ 9.7%) 389,765 (+ 6.0%) 19,077 (+44.8%) 64,083 (+47.8%) 178,094 (+19.0%) 72,997 (+ 7.9%) 167,209 (+22.9%) 167,043 (+24.3%) 334,252 (+23.6%)

Loans and advances

To finance Hong Kong's visible 31,286 31,850 (-1.8%) 33,198 (- 5.8%) 34,147 (- 8.4%)

trade To finance merchandising trade 4,915 4,951 (-0.7%) 4,179 (+17.6%) 3,193 (+53.9%)

not touching Hong Kong Other loans for use in Hong Kong Other loans for use outside Hong 231,123 146,873 229,577 (+0.7%) 147,693 (-0.6%) 226,159 ( + 2.2%) 145,221 (+ 1.1%) 215,120 (+ 7.4%) 138,391 (+ 6.1%)

Kong Otnei inans where the place of use 19,709 20,137 (-2-1%) 20,155 (- 2.2%) 19,195 (+ 2.7%)

is not known AH loans in H)S All loans in foreign currencies Total 218,530 215,375 433,905 218,447 ( “ ) 215,760 (-0.2%) 434,208 (-0.1%) 214,214 (+ 2.0%) 214,698 (+ 0.3%) 428,912 (+ 1.2%) 203,737 (+ 7.3%) 206,309 (+ 4.4%) 410,047 (+ 5.8%)

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1985

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AIR ACCIDENT REPORT PUBLISHED *****

THE FACT THAT CERTAIN OIL SEALS HAD NOT BEEN INSTALLED BEFORE THE FLIGHT WAS THE CAUSE OF AN INCIDENT WHEN A CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS B747 AIRCRAFT CAPTAIN WAS OBLIGED TO SHUT DOWN TWO ENGINES DURING ITS FLIGHT, IT IS STATED IN A REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE INCIDENT HAPPENED ON A CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS FLIGHT FROM HONG KONG TO PORT MORESBY ON JULY 12, 1983. ABOUT 50 MINUTES AFTF THE FLIGHT LEFT HONG KONG, THE CAPTAIN WAS OBLIGED TO SHUT DOWN TWO OF THE FOUR ENGINES BECAUSE OF LOSS OF LUBRICATING OIL. TH AIRCRAFT RETURNED TO HONG KONG AND LANDED SAFELY.

A GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATION INTO THE INCIDENT HAS REVEALED THAT AN INSTALLATION ERROR WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LOSS OF OIL. BEFORE THE FLIGHT MINOR MAINTENANCE WORK WAS CARRIED OUT ON THE TWO ENGINES TO REPLACE CERTAIN PROBES WHICH PROTRUDE INTO THE OIL CIRCULATION SYSTEM. UNFORTUNATELY THE REPLACEMENT PROBES WEPE INSTALLED IN THE ENGINES WITHOUT OIL SEALING RINGS BEING FITTED TO THEM, THESE BEING NECESSARY TO PREVENT LOSS OF OIL WHEN T. z ENGINES ARE RUNNING, WITH THE RESULT THAT THE OIL LEAKED AWAY IN FLIGHT.

THE ENGINE MANUFACTURER, ROLLS-ROYCE LIMITED, IS MAKING AVAILABLE TO OPERATORS A REDESIGNED PROBE WHICH SHOULD CONSIDER. LY REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF MAINTENANCE ERRORS.

THE REPORT IS ENTITLED +REPORT ON THE ACCIDENT TO BOEING B747 -VR-HKG BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THE PHILIPPINES ON JULY 12, 1983+ AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GROUM FLOOR, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, HONG KONG AT HK$32.

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NEW CROSS-HARBOUR SERVICES APPROVED

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE THE EARLY IMPLEMENTATION OF TWO NEW CROSS-HARBOUR BUS ROUTES -- ROUTE 1?° FROM HO MAN TIN TO CENTRAL AND ROUTE 107 FROM ABERDEEN TO SAN PO KONG.

THE TWO ROUTES WOULD BE OFFERED FOR JOINT OPERATION BY THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY (CMB) AND THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY (KMB).

/A DSPABTMj&NT.........

MONDAY, 3EPTK4BER 2, 1985

THAT THE HO MAN TIN TO CENTRAL IN THE CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTE BY THE TWO BUS COMPANIES EARLIER SERVICE WAS SUGGESTED BY THE

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID SERVICE WAS ONE OF THE PROPOSALS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES SUBMITTED WHILE THE ABERDEEN TO SAN PO KONG

DEPARTMENT.

HE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD DEFERRED CONSIDERATION

CF OTHER PROPOSALS BY THE BUS COMPANIES ON NEW CROSS-HARBOUR SERVICES BECAUSE A FULL TRANSPORT POLICY REVIEW WAS NOW UNDERWAY.

THE REVIEW CONCERNED THE GENERAL QUESTION OF INTEGRATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES AND THE RELATED ISSUES OF FREEDOM OF COMPETITION, THE CO-ORDINATION OF FARES AND THE LEVEL OF REGULATION TO BE APPLIED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

AS THE MAJORITY OF PROPOSALS BY CMB AND KMB FOR NEW CROSSHARBOUR BUS ROUTES WOULD INCREASE THE PASSENGER CAPACITY ALONG CORRIDORS WHICH WERE ALREADY SERVED BOTH BY BUSES AND TRAINS, AND IN SOME CASES ALSO FERRIES, IT WAS CONSIDERED BEST TO DEFER DECISION ON THESE PROPOSALS UNTIL THE POLICY REVIEW WAS COMPLETED, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

NEVERTHELESS, THE GOVERNMENT FELT THAT PENDING COMPLETION CF THE FULL REVIEW, A LIMITED EXTENSION OF THE CROSS-HARBOUR BUS NETWORK COULD BE PERMITTED IN RESPECT OF NEW ROUTES WHERE THERE WAS AN IDENTIFIABLE DEMAND AND THE TERMINAL POINT WAS NOT WITHIN EASY ACCESS OF A RAILWAY STATION. +ROUTES 107 AND 109 HAVE THEREFORE BEEN APPROVED AHEAD OF THE OTHERS,* HE SAID.

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WOULD LIAISE WITH CMB AND KMB AS SOON AS POSSIBLE ON OPERATIONAL DETAILS AND, BARRING UNFORESEEN DELAYS, THE NEW CROSS-HARBOUR SERVICES WERE EXPECTED TO BE IN OPERATION BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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BOARDS TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREEN PAPER

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TWO DISTRICT BOARDS — ONE IN KOWLOON AND THE OTHER IN THE NEW TERRITORIES — WILL DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT THEIR MEETINGS TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A SURVEY REPORT RECENTLY CARRIED OUT BY THE BOARD’S AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON THE ISSUE.

CHIEF HOUSING MANAGER, MR LO CHI-YUEN, WILL ATTEND THE WONG TAI SIN DB MEETING TO LISTEN TO VIEWS OF BOARD MEMBERS.

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AT THE SAME TIME, THE HOUSING GREEN PAPER WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED BY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

AT THE WONG TAI SIN MEETING, BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE TAI HOM K DIAMOND HILL LAYOUT PLANS, THE DI STR I BUT I ON OF NEw SECONDARY SCHOOLS, THE BOARD’S STANDING ORDERS AND COMMITTEE MEETING PROCEDURES.

IN ADDITION, THEY WILL BE BRIEFED ON A SURVEY REPORT ON COMMUNITY HEALTH OF SQUATTER RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

AT THE TSUEN WAN MEETING, BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE GIVING THEIR VIEWS ON VARIOUS PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS, HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS IN TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl, AND THE DISTRIBUTION

SCHOOLS.

OF NEW SECONDARY

ALSO ON THE REGIONAL COUNCIL

AGENDA AND OF

ARE REPORTS ON THE WORK OF THE PROVISIONAL VARIOUS COMMITTEES UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

COVER THE TWO DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS

THE WONG TAI SIN MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM IN THE FUNG MING HALL OF THE WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

THE TSUEN WAN MEETING WILL ALSO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON THE (MTR) STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

2ND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN AT 174 TO 208 CASTLE

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JAPAN TRIP FOR TOP YOUNG CIVIC WORKERS

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FIFTEEN OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB MEMBERS HAVE BEEN AWARDED A SIX-DAY TRIP TO JAPAN FOR EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS THIS YEAR.

THE TEN GIRLS AND FIVE BOYS ^ROM VARIOUS SCHOOLS WILL BE LEAVING FOR TOKYO ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) MORNING.

THEY WILL BE LED BY MISS KWAN WEI-YIN, WHO IS THE DISTRICT CHAIRMAN OF KOWLOON CITY COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUE. OTHERS GOING ARE THE CHAIRMAN OF SHUM SHU I PO COMMUNITf YOUTH CLUB, MISS CHAN SIU-MUI, AND AN INSPECTOR OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MR CHAN KAR-TA I.

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A FLAG PRESENTATION CEREMONY AND A TEA PARTY FOR THE 15 YOUTHS AND THEIR PARENTS AND TEACHERS WILL BE HELD AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) AFTERNOON.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG, WILL PRESENT A BANNER TO MISS KWAN TO MARK THE DEPARTURE OF THE PARTY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FLAG PRESENTATION AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, 3RD FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, AT 3 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 4).

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STORAGE, FINANCING, BUSINESS SERVICES SURVEY RESULTS OUT

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THERE WERE 201 STORAGE ESTABLISHMENTS IN OPERATION DURING THE WHOLE OR PART OF 1983, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 3 PER CENT OVER 1982, ACCORDING TO THE SUMMARY RESULTS OF THE 1983 SURVEY OF STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SECTOR’S TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED, HOWEVER, DECREASED BY 9 PER CENT TO 3 840. THESE ESTABLISHMENTS GENERATED $995 MILLION OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME (AN INCREASE CF 21 PER CENT OVER 1982).

THEY SPENT $167 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES (+11 PER CENT) AND $530 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES (+9 PER CENT). THE VALUE ADDED OF THIS SECTOR, REPRESENTING ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, GREW BY 9 PER CENT TO $445 MILLION IN 1983.

IN THE COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR WHICH INCLUDES TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH, COURIER, RADIO-PAGING AND OTHER TELE-COMMUNICATION COMPANIES, THERE WERE 109 ESTABLISHMENTS IN OPERATION IN 1983. THIS REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 17 PER CENT OVER 1982. THE SECTOR’S TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED INCREASED SLIGHTLY TO 19 487.

COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AMOUNTED TO $1 276 MILLION AND OPERATING EXPENSES TO $2 069 MILLION, REPRESENTING INCREASES CF 14 PER CENT AND 20 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER 1982.

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BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME INCREASED BY 16 PER CENT TO »5 253 MILLION, WHILE THIS SECTOR’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN TERMS OF VALUE ADDED INCREASED BY 10 PER

CENT TO $3 056 MILLION.

IN THE FINANCING SECTOR, 2 117 ESTABLISHMENTS WERE IN OPERATION DURING 1983, REPRESENTING A DECREASE OF 6 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH 1982. THIS SECTOR COMPRISES BILL DISCOUNTING COMPANIES, CREDIT INSTITUTIONS, FINANCE LEASING, LOAN AND MORTGAGE COMPANIES, PAWNSHOPS, INVESTMENT AND HOLDING COMPANIES, SECURITY, COMMODITY FUTURE AND GOLD BULLION BROKERS AND DEALERS, MONEY CHANGERS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE BROKERS AND DEALERS, BUT EXCLUDES BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES WHICH WERE COVERED UNDER A SEPARATE SURVEY.

THE SECTOR’S TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED ALSO DECREASED SLIGHTLY TO 18 535.

ON THE OTHER HAND, SOME $1 368 MILLION WERE SPENT ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AND 85 084 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 15 PER CENT AND 21 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER 1982. THEIR TOTAL BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME GREW BY 15 PER CENT TO 813 982 MILLION. HOWEVER, THIS SECTOR’S VALUE ADDED FELL BY 16 PER CENT TO $2 269 MILLION.

IN THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR, THERE WERE 3 867 ESTABLISHMENTS IN OPERATION IN 1983, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE CF 24 PER CENT OVER 1982. THESE ESTABLISHMENTS, INCLUDING LEbAL, ACCOUNTING, AUDITING AND DATA PROCESSING FIRMS; COMPANIES ENGAGING IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING, ADVERTISING, DESIGNING, SECRETARIAL AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES; TECHNICAL SERVICES AND MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT RENTAL COMPANIES; EMPLOYED A WORKFORCE OF 40 438 PERSONS (AN INCREASE OF 14 PER CENT OVEn 1982).

THEY SPENT 82 199 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES (+29 PER CENT) AND $3 789 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES (+10 PER CENT), BUT GENERATED $7 856 MILLION OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME (+13 PER CENT). THE SECTOR CONTRIBUTED S3 912 MILLION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, MEASURED IN TERMS OF VALUE ADDED (+31 PER CENT).

IN 1983, 1 007 INSURANCE COMPANIES, COMPRISING GENERAL AN.'. LIFE INSURERS, INSURANCE AGENTS AND OTHER RELATED SERVICES, WERE IN OPERATION. THIS REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 17 3ER CEM OVER 1982. THIS SECTOR, WITH A WORKFORCE OF 9 579 PERSONS (AN INCREASE OF 10 PER CENT OVER 1982), GENERATED 86 199 MILLION CF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME (+18 PER CENT), BUT SPENT $659 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES (+36 PER CENT) AND $641 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES (+36 PER CENT).

THE ATTACHED TABLE COMPARES SOME SELECTED PR I NCI PA-STAT 1ST ICS BY SECTOR BETWEEN 1982 AND 1983.

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THE 1983 SURVEY WAS ONE IN A SERIES OF ANNUAL SURVEYS CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASCERTAINING THE STRUCTURE AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTORS, AND UPDATING THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT CF HONG KONG.

DATA COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY INCLUDED TYPE OF OWNERSHIP, FLOOR AREA, NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED, NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES, OPERATING EXPENSES, BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME, AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE.

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY OF THE SURVEY, TOGETHER WITH ANALYTICAL TABLES SHOWING THE PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FOR ALL ESTABLISHMENTS CLASSIFIED BY SERVICES GROUP-SECTOR AND ANALYSED BY VARIOUS ECONOMIC VARIABLES, WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED +1983 SURVEY OF STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES*. THE REPORT IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE- AND THE PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

STATISTICS CONTAINED IN THE REPORT WILL BE USEFUL TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR DECISION MAKING, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, AND MARKET RESEARCH.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE TRANSPORT AND SERVICES STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. : 3-661070).

COMPARISON OF SELECTED PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FOR ALL ESTABLISHMENTS BETWEEN 1982 AND 1983

NO. OF ESTAB- NO. OF PERSONS NO. OF COMPEN- SATION OF

SECTOR LISHMENTS ENGAGED EMPLOYEES EMPLOYEES

$MN.

STORAGE 1982 196 4 243 4 238 151

1983 201 3 840 3 827 167

% CHANGE + 3 - 9 -10 + 11

COMMUNICATIONS 1982 93 19 450 19 436 1 118

1983 109 19 487 19 402 1 276

% CHANGE + 17 * * + 14

/FINANCING........

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FINANCING 1982 2 263 18 587 17 473 1 185

1983 2 117 18 535 17 123 1 368 . 4 C

% CHANGE - 6 * - 2 + 15

BUS INESS 1982 3 120 35 520 32 849 1 710 •i

SERVICES 1983 3 867 40 438 37 023 2 199 +29

% CHANGE +24 +14 +13

INSURANCE 1982 1983 1 859 007 8 735 9 579 8 441 9 084 484 659

% CHANGE +17 +10 + 8 +36

GOVERNMENT/ SEMI- 1982 1983 2 2 4 322 4 347 4 322 4 347 . 4 276 314 +14

GOVERNMENT % CHANGE 0 ♦ 1 + 1

INSTITUTIONS

SECTOR OPERATING EXPENSES BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME VALUE ADDED

$MN. $MN. $MN.

STORAGE 1982 1983 % CHANGE 484 530 + 9 824 995 +21 408 445 + 9

COMMUNICATIONS 1982 1983 1 727 2 069 4 514 5 253 2 770 3 056 + 13

% CHANGE +20 + 16

FINANCING 1982 1983 % CHANGE 4 190 5 084 +21 12 142 13 982 +15 2 693 2 2bQ -16

BUSINESS SERVICES 1982 1983 3 452 3 789 6 966 7 856 + 13 2 993 3 912

% CHANGE + 10

INSURANCE 1982 1983 472 641 5 247 6 199 ——

% CHANGE +36 + 18

GOVERNMENT/ SEMI- 1982 1983 296 337 676 758

GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS % CHANGE + 14 +1^

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBEH 2, 1?85

NOTES: (1) * DENOTES LESS THAN 0.5 PER CENT IN MAGNITUDE.

(2) IN THE FINANCING SECTOR, VALUE ADDED WAS NOT COMPILED

FOR INVESTMENT AND HOLDING COMPANIES DUE TO THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THEIR BUSINESS OPERATION. HENCE, TOTAL VALUE ADDED FOR THE SECTOR DID NOT INCLUDE THAT OF INVESTMENT AND HOLDING COMPANIES. CAUTION SHOULD THEREFORE BE TAKEN WHEN INTERPRETING VALUE ADDED FIGURES THROUGHOUT THIS

SECTOR

(3) VALUE ADDED WAS NOT COMPILED FOR THE INSURANCE SECTOR AND GOVERNMENT/SEM(-GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS.

(4) GOVERNMENT/SEMl-GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS COMPRISED THE POST OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG EXPORT CREDIT INSURANCc CORPORATION.

(5) FIGURES DENOTING CHANGES ARE DERIVED FROM UNROUNDED FIGURES.

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BOARD MEMBERS LOOK OVER JC FACILITIES

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KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WENT TODAY (MONDAY) T0 LOOK OVER URBAN COUNCIL FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

LED BY THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG, THE PARTY FIR.’ 'WENT TO THE TO KWA WAN PUBLIC LIBRARY AND TOURED ITS BOOK LIBRARIES, AND AUDIO-VISUAL AND STUDY ROOMS.

THEY THEN WENT TO KOWLOON CITY ROAD TO INSPECT A NEWLV COMPLETED REFUSE COLLECTION POINT. THE POLLUTI ON--REE REFUSE COLLECTION POINT, THE FIRST OF ITS TYPE IN HONG KONG, IS A PERMANENT STRUCTURE BUILT UNDER A FLYOVER, AND IS EQUIPPED WITH ADVANCED FILTRATION AND FIRE PREVENTION SYSTEMS.

THE NEXT STOP WAS AT KOWLOON TSAI PARK WHERE BOARD MEMBERS HEARD ABOUT PLANS TO UPGRADE FACILITIES THERE.

THEY ALSO WENT TO THE SAI YEE STREET URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TRANSPORT DEPOT TO SEE THE DEPARTMENT’S STREET CLEANSING VEHICLES.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1935

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WATCH MAKERS URGED TO FOLLOW FASHION TRENDS

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MANUFACTURERS HAD TO BE CONSTANTLY ON THE ALERT FOR SHIFTS AND CHANGES SO THAT THEY COULD MEET MARKET DEMAND WITH A CONTINUED SUPPLY OF NEW PRODUCTS WITH IMPROVED DESIGN AND BETTER QUALITY, THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR JOHN YAXLEY, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE 4TH HONG KONG WATCH AND CLOCK FAIR HELD IN THE MIRAMAR HOTEL, MR YAXLEY SAID TECHNICAL AND MANUFACTURING SKILL WAS NOT ENOUGH - INNOVATION AND CREATIVE DESIGN WERE ALSO REQUIRED.

+.E IN HONG KONG STILL MAKE SUCH HIGH-VALUE INVESTMENT -QUALITY BATCHES. BUT EQUALLY IMPORTANT THESE DAYS IS THE INFLUENCE OF FASH ION.+

HE SAID: +THE COMMITMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT TO DESIGN AND INNOVATION HAS RECENTLY BEEN BACKED BY CASH - 38 MILLION OF THE TAXPAYERS MONEY HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMPANY TO PROVIDE SUCH A SERVICE.

+wE ARE NOW IN THE PROCESS OF FORMING THE COMPANY AND EXPECT THAT IT WILL BE OFFICIALLY REGISTERED WITHIN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO. IT WILL HELP IMPROVE THE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF EXISTING PRODUCTS AND WILL DEVELOP NEW ITEMS.♦

MR r'AXLEY SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO LEARN THAT HONG KONG WAS TO EE ADMITTED TO THE IMPORTANT WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELLERY FAIR TO BE HELD IN BASLE NEXT YEAR.

♦THIS IS RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TERRITORY IN TERMS OF THE TRADE IN GENERAL BUT, IN PARTICULAR, IN TERMS OF ITS IMPORTANCE AS A CENTRE OF IDEAS AND INNOVATION.^

REGARDING DOMESTIC EXPORT PERFORMANCE, MR YAXLEY SAID LAoT YEAR WAS GOOD FOR HONG KONG BUT THIS YEAR HONG KONG’S EXPORT FIGURES HAD BEEN AFFECTED BY THE SLOW-DOWN IN THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY.

♦HOWEVER, OUR MANUFACTURERS, RENOWNED FOR THEIR RESILIENCE, RESOURCEFULNESS AND FLEXIBILITY, WILL CONTINUE TO OVERCOME TEMPORARY DIFFICULTIES.

♦ I CAN ASSURE THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WILL ALSO CONT I Nue TO SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY WHENEVER GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT IS APPROPRIATE.+

HONG KONG IS THE WORLD’S BIGGEST EXPORTER BY VOLUME OF COMPLETED WATCHES SINCE 1978.

THE INDUSTRY ACCOUNTS FOR NEARLY SEVEN PER CENT OF THE TERRITORY’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND IS THE FIFTH BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYER. IN VALUE TERMS IT RANKS THIRD AFTER SWITZERLAND AND JAPAN.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1985

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PRIVATE FIRM FINED FOR CAUSING NOISE NUISANCE X M X

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY WARNED OWNERS OF VENTILATING SYSTEMS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE NOISE GENERATED BY THEIR MACHINES DO NOT EXCEED THE ACCEPTABLE LIMIT.

THIS FOLLOWS A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH A PRIVATE ".RM WAS ORDERED BY A SOUTH KOWLOON COURT MAGISTRATE TO PAY THE MAXIMUM FINE OF $2 OOO FOR CAUSING EXCESSIVE NOISE NUISANCE.

THE COURT WAS TOLD THAT THE DEFENDANT HAD BEEN FINED FOR SIMILAR OFFENCES ON THREE PREVIOUS OCCASIONS.

THE PROSECUTING OFFICER, SENIOR HEALTH INSPECTOR CHAN l-YOUNG, TOLD THE COURT THAT A NOISE SURVEILLANCE SURVEY CARRIED OUT AT THE PREMISES IN QUESTION SHOWED THE NOISE LEVEL GENERATED BY FIVE AIR-COOLED CONDENSERS, ONE OF WHICH WAS .ITHOUT ACOUSTIC TREATMENT, EXCEEDED THE ACCEPTABLE LIMIT.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED OWNERS TO CARRY OUT REGULAR MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME AND CHECKS ON THEIR VENTILATING SYSTEMS SO AS TO REDUCE THE NOISE LEVEL.

UNDER SECTION 12(1)(H) OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, IT IS AN OFFENCE TO OPERATE A EMTILATING SYSTEM WHICH EMITS NOISE IN SUCH MANNER OR AT SUCH A LEVEL AS TO BE A NUISANCE, AND OFFENDERS ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $2 009, HE ADDED.

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TENDERS CALLED FOR BOATS, WATER CYCLES

X X X X X

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF PLEASURE BOATS AND WATER BICYCLES FOR HIRE AT THE TUEN MUN TOWN PARK.

THE TOWN PARK, LOCATED SOUTH OF PUI TO ROAD IN TUEN MUN, IS EXPECTED TO BECOME THE FOCUS OF RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA. ONE OF ITS MAIN ATTRACTIONS IS THE FIRST MAN-MADE LAKE FOR BOATING IN HONG KONG.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER COULD START BUSINESS ON OCTOBER 15 ON A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT.

/TENDER FORMS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 198?

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TENDER FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE RSD HEADQUARTERS AT SWIRE AND MACLAINE HOUSE (AUSTIN CENTRE), THIRD FLOOR,,19-23 AUSTIN AVENUE TSIM SHA TSUI, OR THE RSD S TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE’FIRST AND THIRD FLOORS, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, NO. 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE RSD HEADQUARTERS BEFORE 9 AM ON SEPTEMBER 27. LATE SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

FOR ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL THE RSD’S TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFF ICE ON TELEPHONE 0-4513092.

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TRADE UNIONS REGISTRY MOVING * * *

THE REGISTRY OF TRADE UNIONS WILL BE OPERATING FROM ITS NEW OFFICE IN HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, 11TH FLOOR, CENTRAL FROM NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 16).

THE NEW ENQUIRIES TELEPHONE NUMBER WILL BE 5-8523456.

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TALKING OF MUSIC

XX*

THE MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR, MRS DORIS HO, WILL MEET THE MEDIA TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT 3 PM TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE REORGANISATION OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, THE RECRUITMENT OF MEMBERS AND THE NEW TRAINING PROGRAMME.

AT THE BRIEFING, TO BE HELD AT THE MUSIC OFFICE, WING ON CENTRE, 11TH FLOOR, MRS HO WILL ALSO GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THE ORCHESTRA’S SUCCESSFUL TOUR OF SHANGHAI AND BEIJING LAST MONTH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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WATER SUPPLY SCHEME FOR TSUEN WAN PARK * X X * *

A WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM WILL BE BUILT IN TSUEN WAN FOR THE SUPPLY CF WATER TO THE PROPOSED TSO KUNG TAM PARK AND THE HILL-TOP VILLAGES NEAR KWONG PAN TIN.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SERVICE RESERVOIR WITH A CAPACITY OF 1 900 CUBIC METRES IN TAI MO SHAN COUNTRY PARK AND A PUMPING STATION NEAR TSO KUNG TAM.

ABOUT 1 200 METRES OF FRESH WATER MAINS WILL ALSO BE LAID --- ----------------------------- PUMPING STATION RUNNING

BETWEEN THE SERVICE RESERVOIR AND THE PARTLY ALONG ROUTE TWISK.

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH IS EXPECTED ABOUT 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

IS TO

INVITING TENDERS FOR THE START IN OCTOBER AND TAKE

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TV SHOWS WAY TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY X X *

AN +INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WEEK+ TV PROGRAMME, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND TELEVISION BROADCASTS LTD., BEGINS TONIGHT (MONDAY) ON TVB-JADE’S ’ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT’ SHOW.

THE TV PROGRAMME TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AMONG WORKERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC FEATURES SHORT DRAMAS ON WORK SAFETY IN VARIOUS TRADES AND A QUIZ COMPETITION ON EACH OF THE FILMS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID THE PROGRAMME. WOULD CONCLUDE ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) NIGHT, WHEN WINNERS OF THE FOUR PREVIOUS CONTESTS WOULD COMPETE FOR THE $10 000 ^ASH GRAND PR IZE.

THE FINAL NIGHT’S PROGRAMME WOULD INCLUDE SINGING, DANCING, COMEDY AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW SAFETY DEVICES.

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WATER IN STORE * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 72.0 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 421.936 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 507.788 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 86.6 PER CENT CF CAPACITY.

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MORNING STREET CLOSURE X. 2 x

THE WESTERN SECTION OF YIU WING STREET, AT ITS JUNCTION WITH YIU WING LANE, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5.30 AM 0. THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) FOR DELIVERY OF A REACTOR TO THE KWAI CHUNG SUBSTATION OF THE POWER COMPANY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER J, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

INITIAL IMPACT OF HTR ISLAND LINE REVEALED ............. 1

SECOND QUARTER EXPORTS STATISTICS RELEASED ............. 2

INTEREST CW TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES INCREASED ......... 6

TRAINING COURSE OFFERED FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS .......... 7

BIG RUSH FOR TRAINING IN TECHNICAL COMPLEX ............. 9

MORE BOARD MEMBERS TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER .............. 9

YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BEING STREAMLINED ............. 10

HONG KONG TO TAKE PART IN AUSTRALIA'S FLOWER SHOW ...... 11

YOUTHS' VIEWS SOUGHT ON DISTRICT MATTERS ............... 11

KWAI CHUNG, TSING YI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ............ 12

TENDERS INVITED FOR TWO FOOTBRIDGES .................... 12

KOWLOON TONG TAPS OFF

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1985

INITIAL IMPACT OF MTR ISLAND LINE REVEALED *****

PATRONAGE ON VARIOUS PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODES HAS FALLEN AS A RESULT OF THE OPENING OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE ON MAY 31, WITH COASTAL FERRY SERVICE AND EXPRESS BUS SERVICES OPERATING ALONG THE NORTHERN CORRIDOR OF HONG KONG ISLAND BEING THE HARDEST HIT, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S SITUATION REPORT FOR JUNE AND JULY REVEALED.

THE REPORT, BASED LARGELY ON TRAFFIC RETURNS SUBMITTED BY OPERATORS AND SUPPLEMENTED BY RESULTS OF SURVEYS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT, ALSO SHOWED THAT THE AVERAGE DAILY RIDERSHIP ON THE MTR HAD INCREASED BY 20 PER CENT IN JUNE COMPARED WITH MARCH THIS YEAR. IN JULY, THE FIGURE ROSE FURTHER TO 28 PER CENT.

FOR HONG KONG ISLAND INTERNAL BUS ROUTES, AN OVERALL PASSENGER LOSS OF 16 PER CENT WAS RECORDED IN JUNE AND 14 PER CENT IN JULY COMPARED WITH THE MARCH VOLUME.

CMB CORRIDOR EXPRESS SERVICES, WHICH INCLUDE ROUTES SUCH AS 10M, 20, 20M, 21, 22M AND 80, SUFFERED THE GRESTEST PATRONAGE LOSS OF 40 PER CENT IN JUNE AND 46 PER CENT IN JULY. AS A RESULT, ROUTES 10M, 20M, 22M AND 83A HAD ALREADY BEEN WITHDRAWN.

THE AVERAGE DECREASE REGISTERED BY CMB BUS SERVICES OPERATING VIA THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WAS 34 PER CENT IN JUNE AND 33 PER CENT IN JULY, WHILE URBAN BUS SERVICES SUCH AS ROUTES NO. 2, 16 AND 82 WHICH RUN PARALLEL TO THE ISLAND LINE REPORTED AN AVERAGE DROP OF 18 PER CENT IN DAILY PASSENGER VOLUME IN JUNE AND A SLIGHTLY LOWER DROP OF 15 PER CENT IN JULY.

FOR ROUTES WHICH ARE ONLY PARTLY PARALLEL WITH THE ISLAND LINE, SUCH AS NO. 5A, 5B AND 10, AN AVERAGE PASSENGER DECLINE OF 12 TO 14 PER CENT WAS RECORDED DURING THE TWO MONTHS.

PATRONAGE LOSS IN JUNE AND JULY ON CMB AND KMB CROSS-HARBOUR SERVICES RUNNING IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE ISLAND, INCLUDING ROUTES NO. 102, 106, 112 AND 116, RANGED FROM 16 TO 34 PER CENT.

THE AVERAGE DAILY PASSENGER FIGURES ON HYF’S CROSS-HARBOUR FERRY ROUTES IN JUNE WERE NINE PER CENT BELOW THE MARCH FIGURES. IN JULY, THE PATRONAGE DROP WAS SIX PER CENT.

OF ALL THE HYF ROUTES, THE NORTH POINT TO CENTRAL COASTAL SERVICE OPERATED AS PART OF THE NORTH POINT TO TSUEN WAN ROUTE WAS THE MOST SERIOUSLY AFFECTED BY THE ISLAND LINE.

X THE SERVICE, WHICH EXPERIENCED A 43 PER CENT DROP IN PASSENGER VOLUME IN THE TWO MONTHS, SUBSEQUENTLY HAD ITS NORTH POINT TO CENTRAL SECTION TRUNCATED IN MID-AUGUST.

/FOR STAB

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1985

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FOR STAR FERRY SERVICES, A SEVEN PER CENT PATRONAGE LOSS WAS RECORDED IN JUNE COMPARED WITH MARCH FIGURES, BUT IN JULY, THE DECREASE WAS ONLY TWO PER CENT. MEANWHILE, PATRONAGE ON TRAMS CLIMBED BACK TO THE PRE-ISLAND LINE OPENING LEVEL IN JULY AFTER EXPERIENCING A SIX PER CENT LOSS IN PASSENGERS IN JUNE.

THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DAILY PASSENGERS CARRIED BY GREEN MINIBUSES ON HONG KONG ISLAND FELL BY THREE PER CENT IN JUNE WHEN COMPARED WITH MARCH. PATRONAGE LOSS WAS HEAVIEST ON THOSE ROUTES WHICH PREVIOUSLY CARRIED A SIZABLE PROPORTION OF THE ISLAND CORRIDOR TRAFFIC, ESPECIALLY THAT BETWEEN ADMIRALTY AND CAUSEWAY BAY. HOWEVER, FEEDER MINIBUS SERVICES MANAGED TO ATTRACT NEW PASSENGERS.

AS FOR RED PUBLIC LIGHT BUS OPERATIONS ON THE ISLAND, AN INITIAL SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT SHORTLY AFTER THE ISLAND LINE OPENING FOUND A DROP IN BOTH THE NUMBER OF PLB TRIPS OPERATED AND PASSENGERS CARRIED.

THE DECLINE IN PASSENGERS WAS HIGHEST ON WESTBOUND TRIPS DURING THE MORNING PEAK AND A GENERAL LOWERING OF PLB FARES RANGING FROM 50 CENTS TO $2 WAS ALSO OBSERVED. THE COMBINATION OF LOWER FARES AND FEWER VEHICLE TRIPS HAD ENABLED PLB OCCUPANCY RATES TO BE MAINTAINED AT ROUGHLY THE PREVIOUS LEVELS.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE ACTUAL AND LONGER-TERM IMPACT OF THE ISLAND LINE ON OTHER PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODES. ON FUTURE TRENDS, HE DID NOT EXPECT THE RETURN OF SCHOOL TRAFFIC IN SEPTEMBER TO BRING BACK A DRASTIC INCREASE IN BUS PASSENGER FIGURE IN VIEW OF THE COMPETITIVE CONCESSIONARY FARES FOR STUDNETS OFFERED BY THE MTR.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE SUBSTANTIAL PATRONAGE DROP IN BUS SERVICES ALONG THE NORTHERN CORRIDOR OF THE ISLAND HAD PROMPTED THE DEPARTMENT TO LOOK INTO THE NEED OF REVISING THE AFFECTED SERVICES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

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SECOND QUARTER EXPORTS STATISTICS RELEASED * * * * *

IN TERMS OF THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985, THE SIX MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY GROUPS WERE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, WEARING APPAREL, TEXTIL-S, PLASTIC PRODUCTS, PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, AND BaSIC METALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS.

OF

THEY TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR S3 PER CENT OF The TOTAL VALUE MERCHANDISE DOMESTIC EXPORTS.

/INDUSTRIES HAVING........

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INDUSTRIES HAVING RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASES IN ABSOLUTE VALUE OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984 WERE NON-ELECTRI CAL MACHINERY (+$323 MILLION), TOBACCO (+$75 MILLION), PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING (+$56 MILLION), BEVERAGES (+$49 MILLION), FOOTWEAR (+$38 MILLION), AND ELECTRICITY (+$35 MILLION).

IN RELATIVE TERMS, INDUSTRIES WITH THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE INCREASES OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984 WERE BEVERAGES (+134 PER CENT), TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (+80 PER CENT), NON-ELECTRI CAL MACHINERY (+76 PER CENT), ELECTRICITY (+63 PER CENT), TOBACCO (+61 PER CENT), AND FOOTWEAR (+32 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FROM THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984 WERE RECORDED FOR ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS (-$1 455 MILLION OR -17 PER CENT), TEXTILES (-$956 MILLION OR -15 PER CENT). WEARING APPAREL (-$924 MILLION OR -12 PER CENT), PLASTIC PRODUCTS (-$337 MILLION OR -11 PER CENT), AND BASIC METALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS (-$169 MILLION OR -10 PER CENT). SIGNIFICANT PERCENTAGE DECREASES WERE ALSO OBSERVED IN AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION (-43 PER CENT), MINING AND QUARRYING (-28 PER CENT), RUBBER PRODUCTS (-21 PER CENT), AND NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS (-20 PER CENT).

THE ABOVE ARE SOME OF THE STATISTICS RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) ON DOMESTIC EXPORTS ANALYSED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985. THIS SERIES IS DERIVED BY RE-GROUPING ALL SIX-DIGIT MERCHANDISE EXPORT ITEMS UNDER THE PRESENT EXTERNAL TRADE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE INDUSTRIES IN WHICH THESE MERCHANDISE ITEMS ARE NORMALLY PRODUCED. TRANSACTIONS IN GOLD AND SPECIE ARE EXCLUDED.

THE CLASSIFICATION OF MERCHANDISE EXPORT ITEMS BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN IS STRUCTURED UPON THE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION OF ALL ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES (l.S.I.C.), AS DISTINCT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS STANDARD INTERNATIONAL TRADE CLASSIFICATION (S.l.T.C.) WHICH IS ADOPTED IN THE REGULAR TRADE STATISTICS REPORTS.

WHEN REFERRING TO THESE RE-QLASSIFI ED FIGURES, A POINT OF CAUTION IS RELEVANT. CERTAIN MERCHANDISE EXPORT ITEMS MAY REQUIRE SEVERAL INTERMEDIATE PROCESSING STAGES FOR THEIR PRODUCTION. IN SUCH CASES, THE INDUSTRY IN WHICH AN ITEM IS FINALLY PRODUCED IS NOT REALLY THE SOLE CONTRIBUTOR TO THE VALUE. NEVERTHELESS, STATISTICALLY, THE OVERALL VALUE OF THE ITEM IS WHOLLY ALLOCATED TO THAT INDUSTRY.

BESIDES, THE CLASSIFICATION OF A MERCHANDISE EXPORT ITEM TO A PARTICULAR INDUSTRY DOES NOT IMPLY THAT THE ENTIRE VALUE OF THE ITEM IS ACTUALLY PRODUCED BY ESTABLISHMENTS OF THAT INDUSTRY, SINCE SOME MAY BE SECONDARY PRODUCTS PRODUCED BY ESTABLISHMENTS CLASSIFIED UNDER OTHER INDUSTRIES.

/FUBTHJsE DETAILS .........

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1?85

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FURTHER DETAILS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS STATISTICS FOR MERCHANDISE RE-CLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN MAY BE SEEN IN THE ATTACHED TABLE WHICH IS OBTAINABLE FROM THE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (AT TEL. NO. 3-7224504).

A TABLE ON THESE STATISTICS FOR SELECTED INDUSTRIES IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE REPORT +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE, JUNE 1985+.

VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FOR MERCHANDISE, RECLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984 AND OF 1985

(HKS’OOO)

INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN OF THE COMMODITIES EXPORTED MERCHANDISE DOMESTIC : EXPORTS

2ND QTR 1984 2ND QTR 1985 VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE

AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND FISHING

AGRICULTURAL, LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION 3 113 1 778 -1 335 -43

FORESTRY AND LOGGING

OCEAN AND COASTAL FISHING 57 794 66 422 8 628 15

MINING AND QUARRYING 656 473 183 -28

MANUFACTURING

FOOD 335 375 287 161 -48 214 -14

BEVERAGES 36 819 86 232 49 413 134

TOBACCO 122 440 197 074 74 634 61

TEXTILES (INCLUDING KNITTING) 6 516 166 5 560 476 -955 690 -15

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR AND KNITWEAR 7 787 652 6 863 548 -824 104 -12

LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS 124 308 140 241 15 433 12

FOOTWEAR 120 692 158 878 38 187 32

/WOOD AND .......

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WOOD AND CORK PRODUCTS, FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 208 127 177 172 - 30 955 -15

PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 505 452 561 396 55 944 11

CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS 366 881 364 345 - 2 536 - 1

PRODUCTS OF PETROLEUM AND COAL 741 858 117 16

RUBBER PRODUCTS 53 203 42 171 - 11 032 -21

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 3 014 713 2 677 380 -337 333 -11

NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS 139 214 111 379 - 27 835 -20

BASIC METALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 1 718 487 1 549 425 -169 062 -10

MACHINERY, EXCEPT ELECTRICAL 426 626 749 791 323 165 76

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 8 397 970 6 942 474 - -1 455 496 -17

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 31 704 57 082 25 378 80

PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT 2 552 457 2 542 609 - 9 848 *

OTHER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES 1 931 024 2 189 173 258 149 13

ELECTRICITY 56 376 91 685 35 309 63

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

(E.G. DEVELOPED PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES AND FILM, ANTIQUES, AND WORKS OF ART) 16 761 12 596 - 4 165 -25

TOTAL 34 525 253 31 431 821 • -3 093 432 - 9

INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES OF A COLUMN 1 YAY NOT ADD UP EXACTLY TO THE

CORRESPONDING TOTAL DUE TO ROUNDING.

* CHANGE OF LESS THAN 1 PER CENT.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1985

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INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES INCREASED * * X *

FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) SEPTEMBER 4, THE NEW ANNUAL RATE OF INTEREST PAYABLE ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES WILL BE 3.36 PER CENT (TAX FREE) AS AGAINST THE CURRENT RATE OF 2.76 PER CENT (TAX FREE).

AN INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED TODAY THAT INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES IS CALCULATED IN MONTHLY STEPS AND THE NEW RATE WILL BE $0.28 PER MONTH PER $100. +INTEREST WILL BE CREDITED AS BEFORE IN RESPECT OF COMPLETE MONTHS BETWEEN PURCHASE AND SURRENDER IN PAYMENT OF TAX,+ HE SAID.

INTEREST IS ONLY CREDITED WHEN CERTIFICATES ARE USED TO PAY TAX AND NO INTEREST IS DUE WHERE THE PRINCIPAL VALUE OF A CERTIFICATE IS REPAID BY A CHEQUE.

THE NEW RATE WILL APPLY TO ALL CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 4, 1985.

CERTIFICATES ISSUED BEFORE SEPTEMBER 4, 1985 WILL CONTINUE TO EARN INTEREST AS FOLLOWS:

9.6 % PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER AUGUST 31, 1984 AND BEFORE OCTOBER 5, 1984;

8.5296 PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 5, 1984 AND BEFORE OCTOBER 31, 1984;

8.04% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 31, 1984 AND BEFORE NOVEMBER 28, 1984,

7.56% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER NOVEMBER 28, 1984 AND BEFORE DECEMBER 28, 1984 »

7 08% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 28, 1984 AND BEFORE JANUARY 16, 1985?

6.6 % PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 16, 1985 AND BEFORE JANUARY 30, 1985?

5 52% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 30, 1985 AND BEFORE APRIL 3, 1^85;

5 04% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER APRIL 3, 1985 AND BEFORE APRIL 24, 1985;

4 56% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER APRIL 24, 1985 AND BEFORE MAY 22, 1985?

/4.08%........

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4 08% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER MAY 22, 1985 AND BEFORE JUNE 27, 1985 J

3.6 %

3.36%

2.76%

PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JUNE 27, 1985 AND BEFORE JULY 17, 1985j

PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JULY 17, 1985 AND BEFORE JULY 23, 1985j AND

PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JULY 23, 1985 AND BEFORE SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

TO

OF

BUT ALWAYS SUBJECT TO THE GENERAL RULE THAT INTEREST CEASES ACCRUE AFTER 36 COMPLETE MONTHS WITHOUT SURRENDER FOR PAYMENT

TAX.

EXAMPLE: $1 000 CERTIFICATES PURCHASED ON SEPTEMBER *,1985, OCTOBER 4, 1985 AND NOVEMBER 4, 1985 RESPECTIVELY, SURRENDERED IN PAYMENT OF TAX DUE ON DECEMBER 3, 1985 WILL HAVE INTEREST CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

ON $1 000, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985 TO DECEMBER 3, 1985

3 COMPLETE MONTHS AT $2.80 PER MONTH -$8.40

ON $1 000, OCTOBER 4, 1985 TO DECEMBER 3, 1985

2 COMPLETE MONTHS AT $2.80 PER MONTH -$5.60

ON $1 000, NOVEMBER 4, 1985 TO DECEMBER 3, 1985

1 COMPLETE MONTH AT $2.80 PER MONTH

$16.80

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TRAINING COURSE OFFERED FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS K % % %

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL AGAIN BE ORGANISING A TWO-YEAR IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE FOR NEWLY-APPOINTED LIBRARIANS OF GOVERNMENT AND AIDED SCHOOL NEXT MONTH.

THE FREE COURSE IS ALSO OFFERED TO LIBRARIANS WORKING FULLTIME IN A SCHOOL LIBRARY IN CAPUT AND ASSISTED PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL IF THEY MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADE OF CERTIFICATED MASTER OR MISTRESS AND HAVE TWO YEARS OF RECOGNISED TEACHING EXPERIENCE.

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THE AIMS OF THE COURSE ARE TO INTRODUCE SCHOOL LIBRARIANS TO THE BASIC PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF LIBRARY MANAGEMENT, CURRICULUM SUPPORT ACTIVITIES, AND TO ACQUAINT THEM WITH INFORMATION SKILLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING PURPOSES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

A CERTIFICATE WILL BE AWARDED TO EACH PARTICIPANT WHO HAS SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED THE COURSE.

ON THE REQUIREMENT FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS TO ATTEND THE TRAINING COURSE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THIS REFLECTED THE IMPORTANCE WHICH THE DEPARTMENT ATTACHED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LIBRARY SERVICES.

THE YEAR I COURSE WILL BE HELD EVERY THURSDAY BETWEEN OCTOBER AND MAY NEXT YEAR DURING THE FIRST YEAR WHILE THE YEAR II COURSE WILL BE ORGANISED ON MONDAYS DURING THE SAME PERIOD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A PREVIOUS YEAR I COURSE.

BOTH COURSES WILL CONSIST OF LECTURES, PRACTICAL WORK, TUTORIALS AND VISITS.

SCHOOL HEADS ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO THE LIBRARY SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, FIFTH FLOOR.. HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 9.

MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO ORGANISE EIGHT IDENTICAL COURSES FOR PRIMARY TEACHERS ON CLASS LIBRARIES STARTING OCTOBE

THESE COURSES ARE AIMED AT EQUIPPING PRIMARY 5 AND 6 TEACHEF WITH THE BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MANAGING CLASS LIBRARIES AND SHOWING THEM HOW TO SELECT LIBRARY BOOKS AS WELL AS TO DEVISE RELEVANT ACTIVITIES.

PRIMARY SCHOOL HEADS WISHING TO NOMINATE ONE OF THEIR TEACHERS TO ATTEND THE COURSE ARE REQUESTED TO HAND IN THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT’S LIBRARY SECTION BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10.

THE TWO COURSES WILL BE HELD AT THE EXTRA-MURAL TOWN CENTRE, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, WING ON CENTRE, EIGHTH FLOOR, 111 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 19L

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BIG RUSH FOR TRAINING IN TECHNICAL COMPLEX

******

SIX THOUSAND APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FOR THE 4 100 PLACES BEING OFFERED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S NEW KWAI CHUNG TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX SINCE ENROLMENT OF TRAINEES STARTED LAST MONTH.

ABOUT 1 000 TRAINEES HAVE SO FAR BEEN ACCEPTED FOR A NUMBER OF BASIC TECHNICAL TRAINING COURSES WHICH BEGAN YESTERDAY (MONDAY;, AND ENROLMENT IS CONTINUING.

THE S120-MILLI0N COMPLEX COMPRISES SIX CENTRES PROV IL'!NG PRACTICAL TRAINING UP TO OPERATIVE AND TECHNOLOGIST LEVELS IN THE AUTOMOBILE, ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONICS, MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING, WELDING AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES.

ALL CENTRES ARE FITTED AND EQUIPPED TO SIMULATE AS NEARLY AS POSSIBLE THE ACTUAL WORKING CONDITIONS IN INDUSTRY, MAKING IT EASIER FOR THE GRADUATES TO JOIN INDUSTRY.

♦THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE INDICATES THE WILLINGNESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE TO JOIN INDUSTRY THROUGH PROPER INDUSTRIAL TRAINING,+ THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNCIL, MR MORRIS MORGAN, SAID TODAY.

THE KWAI CHUNG TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX, LOCATED AT 13 SAN KWAI STREET, IS ONE OF THE TWO CENTRE COMPLEXES NOW RUN BY THE COUNCIL. THE OTHER ONE, AT 46 TAI YIP STREET IN KOWLOON BAY, HAS ABOUT 900 TRAINEES AND COURSES ALSO BEGAN THERE YESTERDAY.

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MORE BOARD MEMBERS TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER * * *

EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPET ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT THEIR MEETING ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) AFTERNOON.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, MR LIM YEw-GUAN, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO INTRODUCE THE PAPER AND LISTEN TO VIEWS ON THE ISSUE.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCES CAUSE. BY PIG-BREEDERS IN TANNER HILL, AND WILL STUDY BOTH SHORT AND LONG-TERM MEASURES TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

/OTHEB ITEMS .......

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OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE OISTR IBUTJ0NJ3F JIEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS, THE CHAI WAN INDOOR GAMES HALL, FROM THE BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

AND PROGRESS

REPORTS AND THE

COMMITTEE

NOTE TO EDITORS:

BOARD MEETING

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT

AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICc CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR, 880-886, KING’S ROAD.

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YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BEING STREAMLINED

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THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, SET UP BY THE MUSIC OFFICE IN 1978, AND ITS ORCHESTRAL TRAINING WILL BE STREAMLINED.

IN FUTURE THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE ORCHESTRA, INSTEAD OF THE PRESENT TWO, WITH THE ASSISTANT MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR, MR THOMAS WANG, AS THE MUSIC DIRECTOR, AND MR JOHN LAU FROM THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AS THE PRINICPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR FOR 1985/86.

GIVING DETAILS OF THE LATEST MOVE TODAY (TUESDAY), THE MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR, MRS DORIS HO, SAID MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA WERE RECRUITED BY OPEN AUDITIONS EACH YEAR.

THIS MEANT THAT ONLY THE MOST TALENTED MUSICIANS WOULD BE RECRUITED INTO THE NEW ORCHESTRA, SHE SAID.

MRS HO SAID THAT AN INTENSIVE ANNUAL TRAINING PROGRAMME HAD BEEN DRAWN UP WHICH WOULD INCLUDE REHEARSALS, RELATED ACTIVITIES AND CONCERTS.

+RENOWNED MUSICIANS WILL ALSO BE INVITED TO CONDUCT REHEARSALS, CONCERTS, MASTER CLASSES AND LECTURES,+ SHE SAID.

IN THE PROPOSED TRAINING SCHEDULE, THERE WOULD BE SOME REHEARSALS ON SUNDAYS. HOWEVER, TO MINIMISE INTERFERENCE WITH THE ACADEMIC STUDIES OR WORK COMMITMENTS OF MEMBERS, THREE INTENSIVE TRAINING SESSIONS, EACH LASTING THREE TO FOUR DAYS, WOULD BE CONDUCTED DURING THE CHRISTMAS, CHINESE NEW YEAR AND EASTER HOLIDAYS, SHE SAID.

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HONG KONG TO TAKE PART IN AUSTRALIA’S FLOWER SHOW ******

FIVE RARE SPECIES OF LOCAL FLOWERS CULTIVATED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL HAVE BEEN SENT TO AUSTRALIA TO TAKE PART IN THE BRISBANE RED CROSS CHELSEA FLOWER AND GARDENING SHOW BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 6 AND 8.

THE FIVE SPECIES ARE IXORA CHINENSIA, LYCORIS AUREA, POLIANTHUS TUBEROSA, HEDYCHIUM CORONARI UM AND CHRYSANTHEMUM. AS IN THE PAST, THE FLOWERS WERE FLOWN TO BRISBANE FREE BY QANTAS AIRWAYS AS A GOOD WILL GESTURE.

THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS PARTICIPATED IN THE BRISBANE FLOWER SHOW FOR MANY YEARS AS A WAY TO FOSTER A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES, SAID A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN TODAY.

A LARGE COLLECTION OF ROSES OF DIFFERENT COLOUR WERE SPECIALLY FLOWN IN FROM AUSTRALIA FOR DISPLAY AT THE URBAN COUNCIL FLOWER SHOW EARLIER THIS YEAR, HE ADDED.

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YOUTHS’ VIEWS SOUGHT ON DISTRICT MATTERS

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YOUNG PEOPLE IN SHA TIN ARE BEING INVITED TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ABOUT THEIR DISTRICT BY TAKING PART IN A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION AND A QUIZ ON SHA TIN DISTRICT MATTERS.

BOTH THE COMPETITION AND THE QUIZ ARE PART OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR YOUTHS BY THE SHA TIN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR AND SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

A FILM FESTIVAL WAS HELD RECENTLY, AND THE COMMITTEE WILL ORGANISE A YOUTH CAMP AND A VARIETY SHOW LATER IN THE YEAR.

+THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IN BOTH COMPETITIONS IS SEPTEMBER 10,+ SAID DR FANNY CHEUNG, WHO HEADS THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

+YOUNG PEOPLE INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND DISTRICT MATTERS SHOULD MAKE USE Or THIS OPPORTUNITY AND SUBMIT THEIR ENTRIES ON TIME.+ SHE SAID.

INFORMATION LEAFLETS AND fqrmS FOR THE QUIZ MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE SHA KOK CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE, SAND MARTIN HOUSE IN SHA KOK ESTATEj AND THE SUN TSUI VOUTH CENTRE IN SUN YUET HOUSE AT SUN TSUI ESTATE.

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION AND THE QUIZ ARE SPONSORED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1985

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KWAI CHUNG, TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD MEETING M M M *

KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS PUBLIC WORK PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT AND HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS IN TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl AT THEIR MEETING ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) AFTERNOON.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE ADOPTION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD STANDING ORDERS, THE DISTRICT BOARD LOGO, AND THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NUMBER OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS THE KWAI CHUNG PARK PROJECT, FUTURE PLANS FOR TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS ON TSING Yl AND THE NUMBER OF +OUTREACHING SOCIAL WORKERS+ IN THE

DISTR ICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 2.30 PM TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF KWAI CHUNG SUBDISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES (NEXT TO THE KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR TWO FOOTBRIDGES

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TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FOOTBRIDGES IN NGAU CHI WAN, KOWLOON, AND wONG CHUK HANG ON HONG KONG ISLAND TO ENHANCE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN THE TWO AREAS.

THE FIRST PROJECT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 30-METRE FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD WITH ONE END LINKED TO THE EXISTING PEDESTRIAN SYSTEM SERVING CHOI WAN ESTATE.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE 11 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE OTHER FOOTBRIDGE WILL BE BUILT ACROSS WONG CHUK HANG ROAD, WEST OF THE JUNCTION WITH NAM LONG SHAN ROAD IN ABERDEEN.

THE 28-METRE BRIDGE, WITH STAIRCASES AT BOTH ENDS, WILL PROVIDE A SAFE CROSSING FOR PEDESTRIANS FROM NEARBY INDUSTRIAL AREAS AND ALSO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE 15 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1985

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KOWLOON TONG TAPS OFF * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KOWLOON TONG WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY THE NORTHERN PART OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD (FROM THE JUNCTION OF TAI PO ROAD TO THE JUNCTION OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD) AND RHONDDA ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

’NO POLICY CHANGE WITH LUCE’S TRANSFER’ ...................... 1

SIR EDWARD SEES CENTRAL, WESTERN DEVELOPMENT ................. 3

SIR DAVID TOURS ISLANDS DISTRICT ............................. 4

SIR DAVID VISITS SENIOR OFFICERS AT STAFF COURSE ............. 5

FIRST HALF 1985 RE-EXPORT FIGURES ANALYSED.................... 5

TRADE UNIONS PLAYING MORE POSITIVE ROLE....................... 9

TIMELY WELFARE HELP TO CONTINUE .............................. 11

CYC MEMBERS LEAVING FOR JAPAN TOMORROW ....................... 13

THREE SITES UP FOR RENT ...................................... 14

OPINIONS SOUGHT ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER ....................... 15

PUBLIC HOUSING GREEN PAPER ON DB AGENDA ...................... 16

WARNING AGAINST BUYING FROM ILLEGAL HAWKERS .................. 17

AWARDS FOR COURTESY .......................................... 17

ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE MOVES ................................ 18

EXPERT JOINS DISTRICT BOARD COMMITTEE ........................ 18

SWIMMING MAINTAINS POPULARITY IN NT .......................... 19

SUNDAY SWIMMING GALA AT SHA TIN .............................. 19

CASE OF INJURED CHINESE DELEGATE CONFIRMED.................... X)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

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’NO POLICY CHANGE WITH LUCE’S TRANSFER’ * * * *

THERE WILL BE NO CHANGE IN THE POLICY OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TOWARDS HONG KONG AND ITS INTEREST IN THE TERRITORY WILL BE SUSTAINED FOLLOWING THE TRANSFER OF MR RICHARD LUCE FROM THE POST CF FOREIGN MINISTER, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON. ....

HE SAID ALTHOUGH HE HAD HAD NO NEWS ON THE APPOINTMENT OF A SUCCESSOR TO MR LUCE, THE ONE THING HE WAS SURE OF WAS THAT WHATEVER ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE, IT WOULD MAKE NO DIFFERENCE IN THE ATTITUDE OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TOWARDS HONG KONG.

SIR EDWARD WAS ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS AFTER TOURING THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT.

SIR EDWARD SAID MR LUCE HAD TAKEN A VERY CLOSE INTEREST IN HONG KONG AND THAT HONG KONG HAS BEEN VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE INTEREST. • • • ■

BUT IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR MINISTERS TO CHANGE THEIR POSTS AND APPOINTMENTS FROM TIME TO TIME, AND I AM SURE WE WILL BE.ABLE TO BUILD UP THE SAME RELATIONSHIP WITH WHATEVER MINISTER TAKES . OVER THE RESPONSIBILITY FROM HIM, HE SAID. ..........

ASKED WHETHER MR LUCE’S SUCCESSOR SHOULD HAVE SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT CHINA AND HONG KONG, THE GOVERNOR POINTED OUT THAT MR LUCE ACQUIRED HIS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HONG KONG FROM VISITING THE TERRITORY AND FROM A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF CONTACT WITH.US, PARTICULARLY DURING THE PERIOD OF THE NEGOTIATIONS.

I AM SURE THAT WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE WILL BUILD UP THE SAME KNOWLEDGE.♦

ASKED WHETHER MR LUCE HAD HAD TO CHANGE JOB BECAUSE HE WAS ♦INCOMPETENT*, SIR EDWARD SAID, +GOOD HEAVENS, NO. I THINK M? LUCE WAS VERY SUCCESSFUL IN HIS PAST JOB.

AS I SAY, IT IS NOT AT ALL UNUSUAL FOR MINISTERS TO CHANGE AT VARIOUS TIMES DURING THE GOVERNMENT, AND SOME CHANGES HAVE BEEN EXPECTED FOR SOME TIME.+

ASKED WHETHER HE WOULD GO TO LONDON TO BRIEF THE NEW FOREIGN MINISTER, SIR EDWARD SAID HE DID NOT THINK HE WOULD GO SOON.

THERE IS TOO MUCH TO BE DONE AROUND HERE AND I EXPECT TO BE IN HONG KONG FOR SOME TIME. BUT I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT I SHALL BE PAYING ONE OF MY FAIRLY REGULAR VISITS TO LONDON IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE,♦ HE SAID.

/IN KEPLY .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

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IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHAT SORT OF PERSON WOULD BE SUITABLz TO TAKE OVER FROM MR LUCE, THE GOVERNOR SAID, +l MUST LEAVE THE PR IME MINISTER TO CHOOSE THE MINISTERS RATHER THAN TO INSTRUCT HER

ON THAT.+

ASKED WHAT +PARTICULAR QUALITIES* THIS PERSON WOULD NEED, HE SAID ♦ ! AM SURE THAT WHATEVER QUALITIES HE NEEDS HE WILL HAVE.*

SIR EDWARD ADDED THAT HE HAD SENT A MESSAGE TO MR LUCE YESTERDAY WITH BEST WISHES ON HIS NEW APPOINTMENT AS MINISTER FOR THE ARTS, AND ALSO THANKING HIM FOR ALL HE HAD DONE WHILE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HONG KONG AFFAIRS.

THIS MORNING HE SENT US A VERY NICE MESSAGE BACK AGAIN SAYING 'THANK YOU’+, HE SAID.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTITUDE TO THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD REPORT, SIR EDWARD SAID HE HAD READ THE REPORT WITH VERY GREAT INTEREST.

IT IS QUITE LONG AND THERE WILL BE A RECOMMENDATION SOON TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

THE REPORT HAS A LOT OF MATERIAL IN IT. ALL THAT WILL REQUIRE A VERY CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF CONSULTATION AND STUDY BEFORE DECISIONS ARE TAKEN ON IT,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER ANY OF THE SUGGESTIONS IN THE REPORT WERE IMPRACTICAL, THE GOVERNOR SAID IT WAS TOO EARLY FOR HIM TO START COMMENTING ON THE SUGGESTIONS.

I THINK THE FIRST THING TO DO IS TO STUDY IT CAREFULLY, SEE WHAT THE REACTIONS ARE TO IT, AND THEN WE ARE NOT IN A TEARING HURRY TO TAKE DECISIONS.

THESE ARE VERY IMPORTANT DECISIONS AND THAT IS WHY THE REPORT HAS BEEN PRODUCED WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE NEED FOR THE DECISIONS.

SO WE HAVE THE TIME TO STUDY IT CAREFULLY, TO CONSULT ON IT, AND WE SHALL USE THAT TIME TO THE BEST PROF IT,♦ HE SAID.

THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD, SET UP IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR TO RECOMMEND A POLICY FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF BROADCASTING, SUBMITTED ITS REPORT TO THE GOVERNMENT LAST MONTH.

WHATEVER DECISIONS MADE ON THE BOARD’S RECOMMENDATION COULD NOT TAKE EFFECT UNTIL THE EXISTING COMMERCIAL TELEVISION AND RADIO LICENCES EXP IRt IN 1988 AND 1989.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

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SIR EDWARD SEES CENTRAL, WESTERN DEVELOPMENT * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WAS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BRIEFED ON PLANS FOR REMOVAL BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR OF TWO EYESORES FROM THE RESIDENTIAL AND RECREATIONAL AREAS IN KENNEDY TOWN — THE SMITHFIELD CATTLE DEPOT AND THE FORBES STREET POULTRY LAAN.

DURING A TOUR OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT, SIR EDWARD WAS TOLD THE FUTURE CATTLE DEPOT WILL BE LOCATED NEARER THE ABATTOIR AND THE POULTRY LAAN WILL BE RESITED TO THE WESTERN RECLAMATION NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

FROM A BUILDING IN SAI YING PUN, SIR EDWARD HAD A COMMANDING VIEW OF VARIOUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND LAND USAGE IN THE WESTERN RECLAMATION AND THE WATERFRONT AREA OF WESTERN DISTRICT.

THE RECLAMATION, COVERING MORE THAN 30 HECTARES, STRETCHES ALONG A SECTION OF CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST BETWEEN BELCHER’S POINT AND CENTRAL RECLAMATION.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, THE GOVERNOR WAS BRIEFED BY CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM KAM-KWONG, AND OTHER SENIOR OFFICIALS ON MATTERS CONCERNING TRANSPORT, THE URBAN RENEWAL PLAN AND VARIOUS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

THE PARTY THEN BEGAN A WALKABOUT OF LOK KU ROAD, HOLLYWOOD ROAD AND UPPER LASCAR ROW IN SHEUNG WAN WHERE THE GOVERNOR LEARNED MORE ABOUT THE DISTRICT’S URBAN RENEWAL PILOT SCHEME.

/THS SOHZXE .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 198$

THE SCHEME WAS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE ONE OF THE MOST CONGESTED AREAS OF HONG KONG BY PROVIDING LARGER SITES - THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF 365 PROPERTIES - FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS, AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES WHICH HAD BEEN LACKING IN THE DISTRICT.

AFTER THE TOUR, SIR EDWARD MET MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL AND MS TERN DISTRICT BOARD AT AN INFORMAL GATHERING.

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SIR DAVID TOURS ISLANDS DISTRICT

K * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TOURED THE ISLANDS DISTRICT TO SEE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON LANTAU AND CHEUNG CHAU ISLANDS.

SIR DAVID FIRST CALLED AT THE LANTAU TOWNSHIP OF MUI WO WHERE HE WAS MET BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM YAP, AND THE GOVERNMENT ENGINEER (NT), MR NG YEE-YUM.

THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO CHUNG HAU WHERE SIR DAVID WAS BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF THE MUI WO PACKAGE OF DEVELOPMENT.

HE WAS TOLD THAT THE PROGRAMME FOR MUI WO INCLUDED A RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE FOR WHICH CONSTRUCTION WORK WOULD START NEXT YEAR — THE THIRD IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT AFTER TAI 0 AND CHEUNG CHAU — WHICH WILL ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 400 FAMILIES BY 1988.

SIR DAVID ALSO TOURED THE MUI WO TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA, WHICH PROVIDES ACCOMMODATION FOR THOSE WHO USED TO LIVE IN HOUSES ON STILTS AT CHUNG HAU.

AFTER AN HOUR-LONG STAY IN MUI WO, THE PARTY LEFT LANTAU AND PROCEEDED TO CHEUNG CHAU BY THE GOVERNMENT LAUNCH +CLEMENTI+.

SIR DAVID TOURED THE CHEUNG KWAI ESTATE, A RURAL HOUSING ESTATE COMPLETED LAST YEAR WHICH IS CHARACTERISED BY ITS LOW-RISE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN.

AFTER THE TOUR, SIR DAVID WENT TO A NEARBY VANTAGE POINT FOR A BRIEFING ON THE LAYOUT PLAN FOR CENTRAL CHEUNG CHAU, THE MOST DENSELY-POPULATED AREA OF THE ISLAND, WHICH WAS RECENTLY ENDORSED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD.

ACCORDING TO THE PROPOSALS, THERE WILL BE SITES IN THE AREh FOR VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS SUCH AS GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES, NEw VILLAGE LOTS, A MARKET COMPLEX AND AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO SEE SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICERS PREPARING THEMSELVES FOR WIDER MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AT THE SENIOR STAFF COURSE BEING HELD AT MUI WO.

AFTER A BRIEFING BY THE DIRECTOR OF STUDIES, MR LEN SNEDDON, ABOUT THE OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE, SIR DAVID GAVE A BRIEF TALK TO PARTICIPANTS ABOUT HONG KONG’S SUCCESS IN RECENT DECADES, AND ABOUT THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE CIVIL SERVICE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

SIR DAVID SAID THAT WITH THE EMERGENCE OF NEW POLITICAL LEADERS, IT WOULD BE NECESSARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE TO PRESENT ■♦COGENTLY ARGUED, PATIENT AND WELL BALANCED VIEWS+, WHICH WOULD HELP THE NEW LEADERS IN MAKING WELL BALANCED POLICY DECISIONS IN THE INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

ASKING THE QUESTION WHETHER HONG KONG COULD CONTINUE TO BE SO SUCCESSFUL, SIR DAVID SAID THAT AN IMPORTANT FACTOR WAS THE DETERMINATION OF THE PEOPLE TO BUILD AND TO GO ON BUILDING.

THE THREE-MONTH COURSE IS THE THIRD HELD SINCE SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR, AND EMPHASISES ACTION LEARNING, WITH MEMBERS TAKING PART IN VARIOUS PROJECTS, BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL. IT WILL INCLUDE A VISIT TO ASIAN COUNTRIES TO SEE HOW THEIR GOVERNMENTS OPERATE.

THE 40 PARTICIPANTS — INCLUDING FOUR FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR — ARE SPENDING THE FIRST WEEK OF THE COURSE IN RESIDENCE AT SILVERMINE BEACH HOTEL.

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FIRST HALF 1985 RE-EXPORT FIGURES ANALYSED ft ft ft ft ft

REACHED $52 642 MILLiJ Lil MILLION OR 41 °E".

THE VALUE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORT TRADE

YEAR, ACCORDING T. “SetJiLED ANALYSIS OF RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET AND BYCOUNTRY OF ORIGIN RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR MARKET

CHINA WAS AGAIN THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S RE“£*PJ?RJS* at MILLION IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985, THE VALUE OF RE-cXPOb. •

TO CHINA WAS $14 378 MILLION OR 140 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN THE FIRSi

HALF OF 1984.

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ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA WERE RECORDED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2 709 MILLION OR 404 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS (BY $1 949 MILLION OR 271 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $1 853 MILLION OR 71 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN FERTILIZERS (BY $82 MILLION OR 95 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $41 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT).

A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE (BY $1 100 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT) WAS ALSO RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A., THE SECOND LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS. THE COMMODITIES WITH LARGE INCREASES WERE MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES. TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS) (BY $626 MILLION OR 76 PER CENT) ; TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $224 MILLION OR 68 PER CENT) AS WELL AS NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $83 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

NOTABLE DECREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A. WERE RECORDED FOR VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BY $75 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ORGANIC CHEMICALS (BY $23 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT).

INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN OF NON-FERROUS hETALS (BY $207 MILLION OR 666 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $200 MILLION OR 185 PER CENT). A DECREASE WAS RECORDED FOR NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $73 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT).

AN OVERALL DECREASE OF $191 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT IN RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN WAS REGISTERED. SIGNIFICANT DECREASES WERE RECORDED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $219 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS (BY $62 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT). AN INCREASE IN RE-EXPORTS VALUE WAS, HOWEVER, REGISTERED FOR NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $79 MILLION OR 87 PER CENT).

SIGNIFICANT DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO SINGAPORE OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $207 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT) AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $54 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, AN INCREASE WAS RECORDED FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $55 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT).

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RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

CHINA REMAINED THE LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF GOODS OF CHINA ORIGIN WERE NOTED FOR BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $610 MILLION OR 164 PER CENT); CLOTHING (BY $333 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT); TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $320 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT) ; TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $303 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT); NON-FERROUS ftTALS (BY $259 MILLION OR 608 PER CENT) AS WELL AS FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS, AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $258 MILLION OR 92 PER CENT).

JAPAN WAS THE SECOND LARGEST SOURCE OF RE-EXPORTS. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $1 713 MILLION OR 217 PER CENT) ; ROAD VEHICLES (INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES) (BY $993 MILLION OR 87 PER CENT); OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $897 MILLION OR 216 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $335 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT).

OVERSEAS PURCHASES OF TAIWAN PRODUCTS THROUGH HONG KONG REMAINED ACTIVE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $1 053 MILLION OR 116 PER CENT) ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $766 MILLION OR 247 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (BY $233 MILLION OR 498 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS OF U.S.A. ORIGIN ALSO INCREASED. THE COMMODITIES WITH INCREASES IN VALUE WERE OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $284 MILLION OR 76 PER CENT) AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS (BY $247 MILLION OR 327 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATING FROM THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA SHOWED SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE, PARTICULARLY FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $529 MILLION OR 2 189 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS BY ORIGIN AND DESTINATION

WHEN ANALYSED BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND THEN BY DESTINATION, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN TO THE U.S.A. (BY $842 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT), JAPAN (BY $581 MILLION OR 60 PER CENT), CHINA (BY $351 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT) AND ITALY (BY $142 MILLION OR 220 PER CENT). INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS OF JAPAN ORIGIN WERE MAINLY TO CHINA (BY $5 863 MILulON OR 197 PER CENT), MACAU (BY $136 MILLION OR 58 PER CENT) AND THE U.S.A. (BY $92 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT). SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES WERE ALSO NOTED IN RE-EXPORTS OF TAIWAN ORIGIN TO CHINA (BY $3 324 MILLION OR 274 PER CENT) AND MACAU (BY $58 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT).

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TABLE 1 1 RE-EXPORTS TO TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN.-JUNE 1985 ($ MN.) JAN.-JUNE 1984 (I MN.) INCREASE^*)/ DECREASED-) ($ MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

CHINA 24 638 10 260 ♦14 378 ♦140

U.S.A. 6 716 5 617 + 1 100 ♦ 20

JAPAN 2 675 2 185 + 491 + 22

TAIWAN 2 239 2 430 - 191 - 8

SINGAPORE 1 961 2 333 - 372 - 16

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 1 710 1 731 21 - 1

INDONESIA 1 439 1 954 516 - 26

MACAU 1 385 1 157 227 ♦ 20

PHILIPPINES 680 643 + 37 ♦ 6

SAUDI ARABIA 658 666 8 - 1

TABLE 2 : RE-EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

COUNTRY OF ORIG IN JAN.-JUNE 1985 (S MN.) JAN.-JUNE 1984 ($ MN.) INCREASED) (3 MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%) __

CHINA 15 745 13 332 ♦ 2 413 + 18

JAPAN 12 893 7 555 + 5 338 + 71

TAIWAN 5 051 1 984 ♦ 3 067 ♦155

U.S.A. 4 764 3 928 + 836 ♦ 21

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2 198 917 ♦ 1 281 ♦140

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY 963 722 241 ♦ 33

UNITED KINGDOM 813 526 287 ♦ 55

SWITZERLAND 685 665 + 20 ♦ 3

FRANCE 663 508 155 + 30

ITALY 532 261 + 271 ♦104

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TRADE UNIONS PLAYING MORE POSITIVE ROLE * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER. MR NEIL HENDERSON SAID TODAY THERE WERE SIGNS THAT THE ROLE OF TRADE UNIONS IN HONG KONG SOCIETY WAS BEGINNING TO BE REGARDED IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT.

IN HIS OPENING SPEECH AT A THREE-DAY CONFERENCE ON TRADE UNIONS AND LABOUR ORGANISATIONS IN HONG KONG. MR HENDERSON SAID THAT THERE WAS AN INCREASING TENDENCY FOR UNIONS +TO ADOPT A MORE POSITIVE PUBLIC ROLE, TO EXPRESS THEIR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE WITH CONVICTION AND TO BE LISTENED TO WHEN THEY DO SO.+

AS EXAMPLES OF THIS TREND, HE REFERRED TO THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDACY OF A TRADE UNION OFFICIAL IN A DISTRICT BOARD ELECTION, THE INTEREST SHOWN BY UNIONS IN THE INTRODUCTION OF INDIRECT ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. AND THE INCLUSION OF UNIONISTS IN THE COMPOSITION OF THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE.

♦ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT IS THE RECENT COMBINATION OF FOUR SEPARATE TRADE UNIONS AND A TRADE UNION FEDERATION IN THE PRINTING INDUSTRY INTO A SINGLE TRADE UNION BY AMALGAMATION.

♦THIS MAY BE AN INDICATION, WHICH THE GOVERNMENT NOTES WITH INTEREST, THAT THE TRADITIONAL PATTERN OF UNION ORGANISATION IN PONG KONG IS UNDERGOING CHANGE, AND THAT UNIONS ARE CONCLUDING THAT ANY LOSS OF AUTONOMY OF AN INDIVIDUAL TRADE UNION IN SUCH RATIONALISATIONS WILL BE MORE THAN COUNTERBALANCED BY THE ADVANTAGES OF A STRONG AND UNITED VOICE IN PURSUING THEIR AIMS,+ HE SAID.

/THIS CHANGE........

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S CHANGE IN THE CHARACTER OF HONG KONG TRADE UNIONISM EFLECTED THE INCREASING POLITICAL SOPHISTICATION

_L OF HONG KONG CITIZENS, AT THE SAME TIME, THE GOVERNMENT ACTIVE IN SEEKING TO PROMOTE BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN ND MANAGEMENT IN BOTH THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS,

h HENDERSON SAID.

' SID THAT EFFORTS WERE BEING MADE TO PROMOTE TRADE UNION , WORKERS’ EDUCATION, CIVIC EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN

■ • ,/.<S7R I AL RELATIONS.

A SATISFACTORY BEGINNING HAD ALREADY BEEN MADE IN TRADE UNION ION, OR EDUCATION UNDERTAKEN BY THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT .RADE UNIONISTS.

' TWO MAIN UNION GROUPINGS WERE LAYING STRESS ON EDUCATIONAL IES, AND,, A LARGE GROUP OF POLITICALLY MORE NEUTRAL UNIONS I RECENTLY ESTABLISHED A HONG KONG TRADE UNION EDUCATION CENTRE.

IIS EMPHASIS ON TRADE UNION EDUCATION HAS BEEN SUPPORTED ACADEMICS AND BY THE REGISTRY OF TRADE UNIONS,* HE SAID.

AKERS’ EDUCATION WAS THE PROCESS OF KEEPING WORKERS IN ! SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS, TO ENCOURAGE A

E ATTITUDE OF MIND TOWARDS THEIR EMPLOYMENT. THE GOVERNMENT S “DUCATION PROGRAMMES AND THE PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE .ENTS OF EXTRA-MURAL STUDIES OF THE UNIVERSITIES,

HNICS AND OTHER HIGHER EDUCATION BODIES SOUGHT TO PROVIDE J|D OF EDUCATION, THOUGH MUCH WAS ALSO BEING DONE WITHIN TRAflE UNION MOVEMENT.

'IS IS AN AREA IN WHICH CONTINUED PROGRESS MUST BE MADE,*

HE SAIDv r DUSTRIAL RELATIONS TRAINING FOR TRADE UNIONISTS AND MEMBERS MANAGEMENT, HE SAID, WAS BEING PROVIDED BY A NUMBER OF SATIONS, INCLUDING THE HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, D UNIVERSITIES, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND THE LABOUR FNT, THROUGH THE ORGANISATION OF SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, .ENCES, EXHIBITIONS, AND CERTIFICATE COURSES.

+,l EXPECT TO SEE RATHER MORE OF THIS KIND OF TRAINING IN r:E, WITH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES BECOMING MORE INVOLVED IN THE

1 AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES, BOTH FORMAL AND W.ORMAL,* HE SAID.

'DE UNION EDUCATION, WORKERS’ EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING ALSO FORMED PART OF THE OVERALL DEVELOPMENT OF

EDUCATION IN HONG KONG, THE FOURTH ASPECT OF THIS AREA OF EDUCATION.

ITS PURPOSE IS TO HELP INDIVIDUALS TO UNDERSTAND THE PLEXITY OF SOCIETY AND THEIR OWN ROLE IN IT, AND TO ASSESS i. E LIGHT OF THEIR OWN TALENTS AND ASPIRATIONS HOW BEST THEY -•-MT CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY,* MR HENDERSON SAID.

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TIMELY WELFARE HELP TO CONTINUE * * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE SECTOR MUST CONTINUE TO ENSURE THAT FAMILIES IN NEED CAN OBTAIN TIMELY ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT, IN ORDER TO HELP PREVENT FAMILY TRAGEDIES, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

REFERRING TO RECENT CASES INVOLVING THE SUICIDES OF ADULTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN, SHE SA IDs +THE LONG-TERM SOLUTION IS FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE ITS IMPROVEMENTS IN VARIOUS SOCIAL SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IN PROVIDING BETTER HOUSING TO RELIEVE THE PRESENT CONGESTED LIVING CONDITIONS FOR MANY FAMILIES.

+IF RESOURCES PERMIT, WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO MORE REACHING OUT AND ASSISTING IN IDENTIFYING AND RESOLVING PROBLEMS AND IN THESE WAYS HELP TO FORESTALL FAMILY TRAGEDIES,* SHE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE PO LEUNG KUK DIRECTORS’ LUNCHEON ON SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES IN NEED, SHE SAID A FAMILY IN STRESS SHOULD FEEL FREE TO APPROACH FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, OR TO CALL THE DEPARTMENTAL HOTLINE

ON 3-432255.

HOUSEWIVES SHOULD ALSO CONSIDER JOINING WOMEN’S GROUPS SUCH AS THE YIN NGAI SOCIETY WHICH WAS A GOOD WAY OF WIDENING SOCIAL ------------------ MUTUAL HELP AND SUPPORT WHEN REQUIRED.

CONTACT AND OBTAINING

AT PRESENT THERE WAS A NETWORK OF 45 FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES THROUGHOUT HONG KONG, 22 OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT AND 23 BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

THE CENTRES OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT HAD AN ACTIVE CASELOAD OF JUST UNDER 22 OOO CASES AS OF THE END OF JULY 1985 — ABOUT HALF OF WHICH INVOLVED FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, CHILDREN AND YOUNG

PERSONS.

IN SUCH CASES, THE DEPARTMENT OFFERED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND COUNSELLING, APPLIED TO A JUVENILE COURT FOR A CARE AND PROTECTION ORDER TO PLACE A CHILD UNDER SUPERVISION, RECOMMENDED COMPASSIONATE REHOUSING OR ARRANGED RESIDENTIAL CARE.

HOME HELP SERVICES WERE ALSO PROVIDED IN THE FORM OF MEAL DELIVERY, CHILD MINDING, PERSONAL CARE, ESCORT SERVICE TO SCHOOL, MEDICAL CONSULTATION AND HOME MANAGEMENT.

SINCE MANY COUPLES WORKED IN ORDER TO AFFORD A BETTER STANDARD OF LIVING, CHILD CARE WAS AN IMPORTANT SERVICE AREA, MRS CHAN SAID.

AT PRESENT THERE ARE 202 CHILD CARE CENTRES PROVIDING SOME 22 900 PLACES.

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A FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME ENSURED THAT NO FAMILY IN nfpd nr kcwse ofE"Ii!*hci“ difficulties!" W0ULI' be DEPfilvEI> Of A PL4CE

HAS BEEN ABOUT $35.5

♦EXPENDITURE IN THE PAST THREE YEARS .....

MILLION PER ANNUM. AS OF MARCH 1985, 42 PER CENT OF CHILDREN

ENROLLED IN CHILD CARE CENTRES ARE RECEIVING FEE ASSISTANCE,♦

SHE SAID.

TURNING TO THE TRAINING OF CHILD CARE WORKERS SHE SAID THAT CHILD ‘44E“««

DENAN^'IJe^ErJStHENT Sas'thErIfokIxAMiKtHE FEASIbIlITy’oF

STRENGTHENING THE PRESENT IN-SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAMMES Tn

ENSURE THAT CHILDREN RECEIVED THE BEST POSSIBLE CARE^

SINCE 1983 THE BASIC TRAINING COURSES HAD BEEN CONTRACTED OUT TO THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, AND THE INSTITUTE ALSO PROVIDED ™ 8PEC’Ab AREAS SUCH AS RESIDENTIAL CARE AND

THE CARE OF DISABLED CHILDREN.

A !UM 0F AB0UT 1833 000 ,S BE,NG SPENT THIS YEAR ON THESE CONTRACTED COURSES.

IN ADDITION, THE DEPARTMENT’S TRAINING SECTION PROVIDED STAFF DEVELOPMENT TRAINING IN THE FORM OF SHORT COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS.

IN RECENT YEARS THERE HAD BEEN LITTLE EXPANSION IN THE WAY OF DAY CRECHE PLACES FOR CHILDREN BELOW TWO YEARS OF AGE, SHE SAID.

THIS WAS BECAUSE IT WAS WIDELY ACCEPTED THAT VERY YOUNG CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF TWO DEVELOPED BEST WITHIN THE HOME ENVIRONMENT AND SHOULD NOT BE SEPARATED FROM THEIR PARENTS UNLESS THERE WERE COMPELLING REASONS FOR DOING SO.

♦WE DO NOT INTEND TO ENCOURAGE THE PLACEMENT OF INFANTS IN DAY CARE, BUT WHERE THERE IS A GENUINE NEED WE HOPE THAT RESOURCES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO MEET THIS NEED THROUGH A WELL PLANNED BUT CONTROLLED EXPANSION OF THE SERVICE, PARTICULARLY IN NEW TOWNS WHERE THERE ARE AT PRESENT NO DAY CRECHES,♦ SHE SAID.

THE “EN CONCENTRATED ON

GROUP HOMES AND FOSTER CARE.°NAL F0RMS 0F CARE» NAMELY SMALL

A SMALL GROUP HOME IS LOCATED IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND CATERED FOR GROUPS OF EIGHT CHILDREN OF BOTH SEXES BETWEEN THE AGES OF FOUR AND 18.

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THE ADVANTAGE OF SUCH A HOME OVER A LARGE INSTITUTION WAS THAT IT COULD PROVIDE A MORE HOME-LIKE ENVIRONMENT AND THEREBY BRING THE CHILDREN AND THEIR HOUSEPARENTS CLOSER TOGETHER.

IN HONG KONG, PO LEUNG KUK PIONEERED THIS SERVICE BY OPERATING THE FIRST SMALL GROUP HOME IN 1975.

♦I AM VERY PLEASED THAT THE KUK HAS AGREED TO OPERATE A FURTHER FIVE HOMES IN ADDITION TO ITS EXISTING FOUR. THE KUK WILL THEREFORE REMAIN THE MAJOR PROVIDER OF THIS SERVICE IN HONG KONG,+ SHE SAID.

A CENTRAL FOSTER CARE UNIT WAS ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT IN 1983 TO PROMOTE AND CO-ORDINATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOSTER CARE SERVICE- SO FAR 135 CHILDREN HAD BEEN PLACED IN FOSTER HOMES.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS HAD AN ENCOURAGING RESPONSE TO ITS APPEAL FOR INTERESTED FAMILIES TO COME FORWARD TO ACT AS FOSTER PARENTS, AND IT WAS HOPED TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES NEXT YEAR TO BUILD A POOL OF PROSPECTIVE FOSTER PARENTS TO FACILITATE PLACEMENTS.

A WORKING GROUP OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE WOULD BE CONDUCTING A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF THE EXISTING POLICIES ON RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR CHILDREN, INCLUDING A LOOK AT THE SUPPORT SERVICES AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES IN NEED.

♦THIS WORKING GROUP IS EXPECTED TO COMMENCE WORK IN THE COMING MONTH, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THEIR FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF CARE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES,+ MRS CHAN SAID.

CYC MEMBERS LEAVING FOR JAPAN TOMORROW * * X

FIFTEEN COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB MEMBERS, wriO WON A TRIP TO JAPAN FOR THEIR EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN THE CYC MERIT AWARD SCHEME THIS YEAR, WILL BE LEAVING FOR TOKYO TOMORROW MORNING.

THE GROUP OF 10 GIRLS AND FIVE BOYS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT CHAIRMAN OF KOWLOON CITY CYC, MISS KwaN WEI-YIN, THE DISTRICT CHAIRMAN OF SHAM SHU I PO CYC, MISS LAU SIU-MUI, AND AN INSPECTOR OF CYC SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MR CHAN KAR-TAI.

DURING THE SIX-DAY TOUR, THE PARTY wILL VISIT VARIOUS SCHOOLS, CHILDREN’S AND ELDERLY nOMES AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS, BESIDES TOURING TOKYO DISNEYLAND AND THE TSUKUBA EXPO *85.

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THE AWARD SCHEME, STARTED IN OCTOBER 1978, IS TO ENCOURAGE H-MBERS TO PLAY AN ACTIVE PART IN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS AND TO TAKE A PERSONAL INTEREST IN COMMUNITY PROBLEMS AND WELFARE, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE FLAG-PRESENTATION CEREMONY, HE PRAISED MEMBERS FOR THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES WHICH LED TO THEIR WINNING THE OVERSEAS TRIP.

MR LEUNG TOLD MEMBERS THAT THEY WERE REPRESENTING THE 140 003 MEMBERS IN HONG KONG WHILE PASSING ON THE MESSAGE OF THE CYC MOVEMENT TO YOUTHS IN JAPAN.

♦UNLIKE THE PREVIOUS FOUR VISITS, WHICH WERE SPONSORED BY NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS, THE ENTIRE EXPENDITURE FOR THIS YEAR’S VISIT TO JAPAN IS FUNDED BY THE GOVERNMENT,* MR LEUNG SAID.

THREE SITES UP FOR RENT

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCIES OF ONE SITE IN KOWLOON AND TWO IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE 2 575-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT HIU KWONG STREET, KWUN TONG, IS FOR A FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARKING AREA, INCLUDING CONTAINERS ON TRAILERS WITH THEIR PRIME MOVERS ATTACHED.

TENANCY FOR THE SITE IS ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY.

ONE OF THE TWO NEW TERRITORIES SITES IS AT YEUNG UK ROAD, TSUEN WAN THIS 3 300-SQUARE-METRE SITE IS FOR STORING NEW AND UNLICENSED MOTOR VEHICLES BUT EXS BUT EXCLUDING LORRIES, CONTAINER TRACTORS AND TRAILER.

TENANCY IS FOR SIX MONTHS, RENEWABLE MONTHLY.

THE OTHER SITE OF 1 036 SQUARE METRES IS AT WANG YIP STREET, TONG TAU INDUSTRIAL AREA, YUEN LONG. IT IS FOR THE REPAIR OR MAINTENANCE (INCLUDING PA INT-SPRAYI NG) OF MOTOR VEHICLES, OR FOR PAINT-SPRAYING AND PAINT-BAKING OF ASSOCIATED FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES.

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TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS FOR ALL THREE SITES IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 20.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND PLANS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION, AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON EAST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, nlulclrM 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, TSUEN WAN, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK, 10TH FLOOR, 174-208 CASALE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, ANDTHEDtSTRICT LANDS OFFICE, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG.

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OPINIONS SOUGHT ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER *****

A TWO-FOLD, DISTRICT-WIDE PUBLIC CONSULTATION EXERCISE ON THE +GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING+, IS BEING LAUNCHED IN KOWLOON CITY.

THE FIRST PART WILL BE AN OPINION POLL AMONG 1 400 HOUSEHOLDS IN THE DISTRICT CARRIED OUT BY THE INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND PLANNING UNIT OF THE BAPTIST COLLEGE.

THE UNIT HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD’S RECENTLY-FORMED WORKING GROUP ON THE GREEN PAPER.

EIGHTY LECTURERS AND STUDENTS FROM THE ECONOMICS, SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENTS OF THE COLLEGE WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE OPINION TAKING.

FROM TODAY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15, STUDENTS WILL VISIT THE 1 400 HOUSEHOLDS AND HELP PEOPLE COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRES ABOUT THE GREEN PAPER.

THE QUESTIONNAIRES WILL FOCUS ON THREE ASPECTSt THE POLICIES ON HOUSING SUBSIDIES TO TENANTS, THE INCOME CALCULATION METHOD AND METHODS OF INVESTIGATING THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF TENANTS.

THE HOUSEHOLDS HAVE BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY SELECTED BY THE STRATIFIED SYSTEMATIC SAMPLING METHOD FROM AMONG PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, PUBLIC HOUSING AND TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS.

THE SECOND PART OF THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROCESS WILL BE TO INVITE OPINIONS FROM LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, SUCH AS AREA COMMITTEES AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES.

THE RESULTS OF THE POLL AND OPINION REPORTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND DISCUSSED AT A SPECIAL DISTRICT BOARD MEETING IN MID-OCTOBER.

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PUBLIC HOUSING GREEN PAPER ON DB AGENDA

*****

SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT A MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) AFTERNOON.

A PAPER ON THE COMMENTS OF THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES ON THE GREEN PAPER WILL BE TABLED FOR MEMBERS’ CONSIDERATION.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS, A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE DRAFT CMB ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 1985-87, AND THE PUBLICATION OF A SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD REPORT.

THEY WILL ALSO SCREEN AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS TO LAUNCH THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

A DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR ALBERT POON, WILL ASK WHAT PROGRESS HAD BEEN TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT ON THE PROPOSED NEW STANDARD OF PROVISION OF COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND WHAT PROGRESS HAD BEEN MADE CONCERNING PROPOSALS TO DEVELOP A NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE IN WONG CHUK HANG AND A COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR WAH FU AND POKFULAM.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS ON MEETINGS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND THE AREA COMMITTEES THE BOARD’S FINANCIAL STATEMENT CONCERNING MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ’-D^ECTS; A PROGRESS STUDY ON +MAJOR ISSUES OF CONCERN IN THE DISTRICT-*-IDENTIFIED BY A LOCAL INTEREST GROUP; AND A SITUATION REP;

ON THE IMPACT OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE ON OTHER PUBLIC TRANoh.RTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

„ nrY2ri ^RE-r NV TED T0 C0VER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) IN THE SOUTHFRK DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, 7-11 NAM NING STREET SECOV FLOOR, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

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WARNING AGAINST BUYING * * *

FROM ILLEGAL HAWKERS *

THE PARENTS OF SCHOOL STUDENTS SHOULD WARN THEM VERY SERIOUSLY ABOUT THE DANGERS OF PATRONISING ANY >>-L^AL FOOD HAWKERS WHO MIGHT GATHER OUTSIDE THEIR SCHOOLS AT LUNCH TIME OR DURING PLAY PERIODS.

THIS FOLLOWS A RECENT OUTBREAK OF FOOD POISONING AMONG 23 STUDENTS AT A PRIMARY SCHOOL IN ABERDEEN.

+INVESTIGATIONS HAVE SHOWN THAT FOOD HAWKERS OPERATED OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL DURING PLAY PERIOD AND THAT THE CHILDREN PRESERVED LO MEI, SOUR CUCUMBER AND OTHER

SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

HAD EATEN PICKLES,+ TODAY.

SAID A

+ALL MOBILE HAWKERS SELLING COOKED FOOD FROM BARROWS ARE ILLEGAL, AND PARENTS HAVE A DUTY TO WARN THEIR CHILDREN AGAINST PATRONISING SUCH HAWKERS.+

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AWARDS FOR COURTESY * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL PRESENT SOUVENIRS AND AWARDS TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON TO STAFF MEMBERS OF THE POST OFFICE WHO PERFORMED OUTSTANDINGLY DURING THE GOVERNMENT’S COURTESY DRIVE.

SIR DAVID WILL ALSO TOUR THE GENERAL POST OFFICE AND MEET COUNTER STAFF.

NOTE TO ED I TORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. PRESS REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT THE GPO ENTRANCE NEAR STAR FERRY NOT LATER THAN 3.10 PM.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

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ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE MOVES

* * *

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE IS MOVING TO NEW PREMISES NEAR THE OUTLYING ISLANDS FERRY PIER IN CENTRAL ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 7).

IT WILL MOVE FROM 16TH FLOOR, SINCERE BUILDING, DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, TO THE 2OTH FLOOR OF THE NEWLY-COMPLETED HARBOUR BUILDING AT 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL, AND WILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9). THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 5-8524307.

AFTER THE MOVE, THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT AND THE WORKS SECTION, PREVIOUSLY LOCATED SEPARATELY ON THE 10TH FLOOR OF THE SINCERE BUILDING, WILL BE HOUSED UNDER ONE ROOF IN HARBOUR BUILDING WITH THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES OF THE NEW OFFICE INCLUDE AN OFFICE FOR THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, A COMMON ROOM FOR DB MEMBERS AND A CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 14TH FLOOR, FOR MAJOR MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES.

EXPERT JOINS DISTRICT BOARD COMMITTEE X * * *

A SAI KUNG RESIDENT WHO IS AN EXPERT ON TROPICAL JOINED THE DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT

DISEASES HaS COMMITTEE.

DR DAVID KWOK, WHO WAS INVITED TO JOIN AS A CO-OPT MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE, BRIEFED MEMBERS LAST WEEK ON THE GENERAL ASPECTS OF HOW TO CONTROL AND PREVENT THE SPREAD OF MALARIA.

DR KWOK EXPLAINED THAT THE PRIMARY INFLUENCES IN THE TRANSMISSION OF MALARIA WERE TEMPERATURE, RAINFALL AND HUMIDITY*-AND ONLY THE ANOPHELINE MOSQUITO TRANSMITTED THE DISEASE.

HE POINTED OUT THAT AS SAI KUNG WAS NOT FAR FROM WHERE CASES CF MALARIA HAD BEEN REPORTED IN THE PAST, PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO RID THE DISTRICT OF MOSQUITO-BREEDING AREAS.

RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE COMMITTEE TO EDUCATE THE POPULATION TO BE MORE AWARE OF THE DISEASE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1985

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SWIMMING MAINTAINS POPULARITY IN NT * * * *

£ -ING HAS AGAIN PROVED THE MOST POPULAR SUMMER SPORT IN HONG KONG WITH ABOUT 8.8 MILLION PEOPLE MAKING USE OF SWIMMING POOLS AND BEACHES MANAGED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THE CURRENT SWIMMING SEASON WHICH STARTED ON APRIL 1.

rue TOTAi WHICH INCLUDED 7.6 MILLION BEACH-GOERS AND 1.2 MILLION WHO Jsh PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES, WAS 200 000 MORE THAN FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

AT THE SAME TIME, RSD LIFEGUARDS SUCCESSFULLY RESCUED 201 PEOPLE AT POOLS AND 194 AT THE BEACHES. TWO DROWNING WERE RECORDED.

THERE WERE ALSO 27 SWIMMING GALAS AND VARIOUS WATER SPORTS EVENTS ORGANISED BY SCHOOLS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN NON-URBAN SWIMMING POOLS DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

DEPARTMENT AT PRESENT OPERATES SIX SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES AND CO FROLS 28 GAZETTED BEACHES, AT WHICH TRAINED LIFEGUARDS ARE Oil DUTY DURING OFFICIAL OPENING HOURS.

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SUNDAY SWIMMING GALA AT SHA TIN * * *

<150 SWIMMERS WILL COMPETE IN THE FOURTH SHA TIN SWIMMING GALA ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) AT THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL IN YUEN WO ROAD.

THE ANNUAL EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, AND ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND CO-ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

THERE WILL BE 72 EVENTS, INCLUDING THE FREE STYLE, BREAST-STROKE, BUTTERFLY, AND RELAY RACES.

WINNERS WILL THEN TAKE PART IN THE FIRST NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA TO BE HELD IN NORTH DISTRICT, ON

SEPTEMBER 22.

THE Cl AIRMAN OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, MR NG CHAN-LAM; DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM WOON-KWONG; AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHA TIL SPORTS ASSOCIATION, MR LI KWONG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY.

NOTE TO ED ITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN SWIMMING GALA AT THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 8), AT 9.30 AM.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 198*

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CASE OF INJURED CHINESE DELEGATE CONFIRMED * * * *

IN RESPONSE TO PRESS QUERIES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TONIGHT CONFIRMED THAT NG AH-LUNG, 33, WHO IS A MEMBER OFA DELEGATION OF 27 FROM THE CHINA MEDICINE AND HtALTH PRODUCTS IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION, IS IN QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL RECOVERING FROM A 2-1/2 INCH CUT ON HIS THROAT.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT NG HAD ARRIVED IN I'ONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 1 ON A STUDY VISIT SPONSORED BY TAK SOON HONG, A SUBSIDARY OF CHINA RESOURCES HOLDINGS. AT ABOUT 3 AM ODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE POLICE AND AN AMBULANCE WERE CALLED TO A ROOM IN CAUSEWAY CENTRE, HARBOUR ROAD, WHERE NG WAS FOUND LYING IN A POOL OF BLOOD. HE WAS UNCONSCIOUS AND A RAZOR BLADE WAS FOUND ON HIS BED.

HE WAS TAKEN TO TANG SHIU KIN HOSPITAL WHERE HE

WAS TRANSFERRED TO QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT. HE ASKED FOR ASSISTANCE TO TRAVEL TO THE USA. HE UNDERWENT MINOR SURGERY LATER THIS MORNING AND IS NOW RESTING IN FAIR CONDITION.

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT NG IS A MINOR OFFICIAL WHO UNTIL RECENTLY WAS A FACTORY WORKER. HIS WIFE AND A 12-MONTH-OLD CHILD ARE LIVING IN CHINA. HE HAS NO FAMILY OR RELATIVES IN HONG KONG.

THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THIS EPISODE HAD FOLLOWED A PARTY IN KING’S ROAD, NORTH POINT, WHERE NG’S DELEGATION WAS ENTERTAINED BY A COMMERCIAL ASSOCIATION IN HONG KONG.

THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT NG WAS IN HONG KONG VALIDLY ON A 15-DAY VISA. GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE, THE GOVERNMENT HAD ASKED FOR A FULL MEDICAL REPORT.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNMENT AWAITING MEDICAL REPORT ON NG ............... 1

SIR DAVID PRAISES POST OFFICE STAFF FOR COURTESY ....... 2

AIR SERVICES TALKS HELD IN BEIJING...................... 3

PRICE, VOLUME CHANGES IN JUNE EXTERNAL TRADE............ 4

SOUTH AFRICA CONTINUES PAYMENTS FOR IMPORTS............. 9

PRECIOUS METAL CERTIFICATE SCHEME ...................... 9

SIR JOHN SEES PRINTING WORK............................. 10

'BACK DOOR' PATROL STOPPING ILLEGAL SAMPAN TRADE........ 10

CULTURAL COMPLEX A MARRIAGE OF ARTS, TECHNOLOGY ........ 12

BOARD MEMBERS LEARN MORE ABOUT AREA .................... 13

KOWLOON CITY TOUR FOR DB MEMBERS ....................... 14

VEGETABLE GROWING COMPETITION ORGANISED FOR PUPILS...... 14

YUEN LONG SOCCER LEAGUE STARTS SUNDAY .................. 15

GREECE JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK ......................... 16

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LEI CHESG UK SWILLING POOL ........ 16

JOIN COURSE TO STAY FIT

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1985

GOVERNMENT AWAITING MEDICAL REPORT ON NG * XX H *

THE GOVERNMENT IS WAITING FOR A MEDICAL REPORT ON NG AH-LUNG, WHO WAS FOUND INJURED EARLY YESTERDAY MORNING, IN ORDER TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM AND WHY HE SHOULD DO SUCH A THING. THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

REPLYING TO QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS AFTER TOURING THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, SIR DAVID SAID NG WAS A NORMAL VISITOR TO HONG KONG WHO HAD INJURED HIMSELF DELIBERATELY AND WAS NOW IN HOSPITAL.

+1 HAVEN’T HAD A REPORT ON HIM TODAY, BUT WE DID ISSUE A VtRY FULL PRESS STATEMENT LAST NIGHT, AND IN THAT PRESS STATEMENT IT SAID WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE MEDICAL ADVICE AND I HAVEN’T YET RECEIVED THAT MEDICAL ADV ICE,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHY MEDICAL ADVICE WAS NECESSARY, HE SAID, +OBVIOUSLY IF SOMEONE HAS INJURED HIMSELF VERY BADLY AND HAS TO BE TAKEN INTO HOSPITAL, WE REALLY NEED THE BENEFIT OF DOCTORS TO TELL US EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM AND WHY HE SHOULD DO SUCH A THING.+

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WOULD LOOK INTO HIS REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE TO GO TO THE UNITED STATES, HE SAID, OBVIOUSLY IF HE MAKES A REQUEST, IT WILL HAVE TO BE LOOKED INTO.*

ASKED WHETHER SUCH A REQUEST HAD BEEN MADE, SIR DAVID SAID, *BUT MANY PEOPLE COME TO HONG KONG AND MAKE THESE REQUESTS, SC OBVIOUSLY IT WILL HAVE TO BE TREATED AS ALL OTHER REQUESTS OF THE SAME NATURE.*

ASKED WHETHER THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WAS CAUGHT IN AN EMBARRASSING SITUATION IN REGARD TO THE INCIDENT, SIR DAVID SAID, +NO, I DON’T THINK WE ARE IN AN EMBARRASSING SITUATION AT ALL.*

ON WHETHER THERE HAD BEEN ANY CONTACT WITH THE U.S. CONSULATE CR THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES OVER THE CASE, SIR DAVID SAID, +NO, CERTAINLY NOT. THIS EMPLOYEE IS HERE ON A 15-DAY VISA AND HE HAS CUT HIMSELF, INJURED HIMSELF, AND HAS BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL, AND HIS MEDICAL CONDITION IS NOW BEING EXAMINED.*

MR TIMOTH* RENTON AS DON’T KNOW MR RENTON IN THE GOOD TRADITION

ASKED WHETHER THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES HAVE EXPRESSED ANY VIEaS ON THE ISSUE, HE SAID, +NOT THAT I AM AWARE

ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE APPOINTMENT OF FOREIGN OFFICE MINISTER, SIR DAVID SAID, +1 MYSELF, BUT I AM SURE THAT HE WILL CARRY ON THAT MR LUCE HAS ESTABL ISHED.+

HE ADDED THAT MR RENTON WAS A VERY ABLE MAN WITH _OT OF EXPERIENCE, AND THAT HE WAS SJRE HE WOULD FAMILIARISE HIMSELF WITH HIS RESPONSIBILITIES VERY QUICKLY.

/asked whether

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ASKED WHETHER MR RENTON WOULD TAKE OVER ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF MR RICHARD LUCE, SIR DAVID SAID AS FAR AS HE KNEW, MR RENTON’S NAME HAD BEEN MENTIONED, BUT THE POSITION AS TO HIS EXACT RESPONSIBILITIES HAD NOT YET BEEN CLARIFIED.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION ON WHETHER THE FUTURE LEGISLATURE SHOULD HAVE THE POWER TO DISMISS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE GOVERNMENT, SIR DAVID SAID ALL THESE MATTERS SHOULD BE LEFT NOW FOR A PERIOD OF REFLECTION.

AFTER THE ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HAVE TAKEN PLACE, THERE SHOULD BE A PERIOD OF CONSOLIDATION AND REFLECTION BEFORE CONSIDERING THINGS WHICH NEED TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE 1987 REVIEW, HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER IT WAS TRUE THAT MR ALAN SCOTT WOULD TAKE OVER SOME OF THE DUTIES OF OTHER OFFICERS, SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS NOT EXACTLY CORRECT.

♦WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE MOMENT IS THAT WE ARE EXAMINING THE SCHEDULES OF RESPONSIBILITIES OF SOME SECRETARIAT OFFICERS AND AS A RESULT THERE MAY BE SOME RESCHEDULING OF DUTIES.

+BUT THE PROCESS OF EXAMINING THAT IS NOT YET COMPLETE.

♦WE WILL MAKE A DECISION WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS,+ HE SAID.

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SIR DAVID PRAISES POST OFFICE STAFF FOR COURTESY X X X X *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (THURSDAY) PRESENTED SOUVENIRS AND AWARDS TO OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS OF THE POST OFFICE COURTESY DRIVE AND CONGRATULATED THEM FOR THEIR ENTHUSIASM.

THE DRIVE, WHICH HAS BEEN PRAISED BY COMMUNITY LEADERS AND THE PUBLIC, IS PART OF AN OVERALL GOVERNMENT EFFORT TO IMPROVE SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

AT THE PRESENTATION AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE TODAY, THE MONG KOK POST OFFICE RECEIVED THE OUTSTANDING PERFORMER’S AWARD WHILE THE CENTRAL, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, SHEK LEI, YUEN LONG, KOWLOON CITY AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICES RECEIVED MERITORIOUS AWARDS. THIRTY POST OFFICES WHICH TOOK PART IN THE WORK AND COURTESY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME EACH RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION.

+SMALL SOUVENIRS ARE GIVEN OUT AS A FORM OF RECOGNITION, BUT THE REAL INCENTIVE LIES IN A HIGHER LEVEL OF JOB SATISFACTION AND STAFF TAKING PRIDE IN THEIR WORK ARISING FROM A POSITIVE PUBLIC RESPONSE,* SIR DAVID SAID.

/+THE POST .......

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1985

♦THE POST OFFICE HAS EARNED A FINE REPUTATION AT HOME AND ABROAD FOR AN EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE SERVICE. THE CURRENT COURTESY DRIVE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THIS CONTINUED EFFORT TO IMPROVE.+

SIR DAVID SAID THE EMPHASIS ON COURTESY WAS NOT A NEW INVENTION AND HAD ALWAYS BEEN AN IMPORTANT THEME IN THE TRAINING OF NEW STAFF.

HE SAID WHAT MADE THE EXERCISE DIFFERENT WAS THAT THE CURRENT CAMPAIGN TO IMPROVE COURTESY HAD INVOLVED FRONTLINE STAFF THEMSELVES IN ITS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION, WITH THE MANAGEMENT STANDING BEHIND TO HELP AND ENCOURAGE.

AIR SERVICES *

TALKS HELD IN BEIJING

THE FOLLOWING IS A JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY THE BRITISH AND CHINESE DELEGATIONS TO THE AIR SERVICES TALKS HELD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2 AND 5:

♦REPRESENTATIVES OF THE AERONAUTICAL AUTHORITIES OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM MET IN BEIJING FROM SEPTEMBER 2 TO 5 TO DISCUSS AIR SERVICES UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS PROVIDED IN THE CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT AGREEMENT SIGNED IN LONDON IN NOVEMBER 1979. THE DISCUSSIONS WERE HELD IN A FRIENDLY AND CORDIAL ATMOSPHERE.

♦THE TWO DELEGATIONS RECOGNISED THAT THE JOINT DECLARATION OF THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES ON THE QUESTION OF HONG KONG WOULD CREATE ADDITIONAL DEMAND FOR TRAVEL BETWEEN HONG KONG AND INLAND CITIES OF CHINA WHICH WOULD, THEY BELIEVED, CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROSPERITY AND STABILITY OF HONG KONG. THEY CONSIDERED HOW BEST SUCH DEMAND FOR TRAVEL COULD BE MET AND AGREED THAT ADDITIONAL CAPACITY FOR SUCH AIR SERVICES WAS REQUIRED. THE BRITISH DELEGATION EXPRESSED THE WISH THAT CATHAY PACIFIC AIRwAYS SHOULD BE DESIGNATED TO OPERATE SCHEDULED SERVICES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND BEIJING IN ADDITION TO ITS EXISTING SERVICES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI. THE CHINESE DELEGATION NOTED THIS WISH CF THE BRITISH DELEGATION.

♦THE DELEGATIONS AGREED TO RESUME THEIR DISCUSSIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND EXPRESSED THEIR CONFIDENCE THAT THEY COULD, THROUGH FRIENDLY CONSULTATIONS, REACH MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE ARRANGEMENTS FULLY CONSISTENT WITH THE SPIRIT CF THE JOINT DECLARATION AND THE CIVIL AIR TRANSPORT AGREEMENT, WHICH WOULD FURNISH SERVICES TO MEET THE GROWING PUBLIC DEMAND FOR AIR TRAVEL.+

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PRICE, VOLUME CHANGES IN JUNE EXTERNAL TRADE * * * *

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST TEAR, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DROPPED BY SIX PER CENT WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 36 PER CENT, GIVING A NINE PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IMPORTS ALSO INCREASED BY NINE PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, RE-EXPORTS AND TOTAL EXPORTS ROSE, ON AVERAGE, BY TWO PER CENT, FOUR PER CENT AND THREE PER CENT RESPECTIVELY WHILE THOSE OF IMPORTS DROPPED BY TWO 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) ROSE BY SIX PER CENT.

EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF COMPARISON TO THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JUNE THIS YEAR WITH THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JUNE 1984, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, RE-EXPORTS AND TOTAL EXPORTS ROSE, ON AVERAGE, BY SEVEN PER CENT, EIGHT PER CENT AND SEVEN PER CENT RESPECTIVELY AND THOSE OF IMPORTS BY TWO PER CENT.

THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS, ON AVERAGE, INCREASED BY THREE PER CENT AND 32 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, SO THAT A 13 PER CENT WAS RECORDED IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS. bEANWHILE, THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 10 PER CENT.

PRICES ARE BASED ON UNIT VALUES WHICH DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CHANGES IN THE COMPOSITION OR QUALITY OF GOODS TRADED, EXCEPT FOR SOME SELECTED COMMODITIES FOR WHICH SPECIFICATION PRICE INDEXES ARE COMPILED. 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 FOR JUNE AND FOR JANUARY-JUNE OF 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

AS SEEN FROM TABLE 1, THE EXPORT PRICES OF SOME COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, RANGING FROM FIVE PER CENT FOR TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD AS WELL AS METAL MANUFACTURES TO 13 PER CENT FOR TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES. DECREASES IN EXPORT PRICES WERE REGISTERED FOR COMMODITY GROUPS SUCH AS METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-21 PER CENT), WATCHES AND CLOCKS (-NINE PER CENT), DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-FIVE PER CENT), FOOTWEAR (-FOUR PER CENT) AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-THREE PER CENT).

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THE DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME OF NEARLY ALL COMMODITY GROUPS DECREASED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-38 PER CENT)J TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (-26 PER CENT)J RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-24 PER CENT); ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-16 PER CENT)J TEXTILE FABRICS (-16 PER CENT); TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (-12 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CLOTHING (-12 PER CENT). HOWEVER, INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR METAL ORES AND SCRAP (+21 PER CENT) AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+10 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR JUNE AND FOR JANUARY-JUNE OF 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 2.

AS PRESENTED IN TABLE 2, IMPORT PRICES OF NEARLY ALL ENDUSE CATEGORIES DECREASED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, RANGING FROM TWO PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES AS WELL AS CAPITAL GOODS TO FIVE PER CENT FOR FOODSTUFFS AND FUELS. THE PRICES OF CONSUMER GOODS, HOWEVER, REMAINED AT THE SAME LEVEL AS THOSE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1984.

SOME OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS DECLINED IN VOLUME TERMS, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING SWINE; WHEAT AND FLOUR; VEGETABLES; CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS, OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR; FRUIT AS WELL AS SUGAR. HOWEVER, INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR LIVE POULTRY; SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD; FISH AND FISH PREPARATIONS AS WELL AS ANIMAL* CF THE BOVINE SPECIES.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MANY CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING RADIOS, TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS, TAPE RECORD: -AND AMPLIFIERS; HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES; PA**cN«ER MOTOR CARS; CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHT APPARATUS AND SUPPLIES FOP PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL AS TOBACCO MANUFACTURES. HOWEVER, DECREASt* IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR MISCELLANEOUS MADE-UP ARTICLES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF SOME RAW MATERIALS AND SEMl-MANUFAC’ ROSE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PER IC. IN 1984, AMONG WHICH SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED FOR WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR AS WELL AS BASE METALS, EXCLUDING IRON AND STEEL.

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MODERATE INCREASES WERE ALSO RECORDED FOR FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES? WATCH AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS, CASES AND PARTS; PLASTIC MOULDING MATERIALS AS WELL AS SPECIAL TEXTILE FABRICS FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSE.

HOWEVER, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MAN-MADE FIBRES; RAW COTTON; COTTON YARN AND THREAD; LEATHER AND DRESSED FUR SKINS; WOVEN COTTON FABRICS; YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES AS WELL AS CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS DECREASED RATHER SIGNIFICANTLY.

IMPORTS OF FUELS OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

IMPORT VOLUME OF FIRST HALF OF 1985 AS THE MORE NOTABLE ONES

DROPPED BY ONE PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS

ALL CAPITAL GOODS ITEMS INCREASED IN THE COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, BEING OFFICE MACHINES! INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY machinery; construction machinery;

“ MEDICAL, OPTICAL,

OTHER THAN ELECTRICAL

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS SCIENTIFIC

MEASURING AND CONTROLLING INSTRUMENTS AND*APPARATUS

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR JUNE AND FOR JANUARY-JUNE OF 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 3.

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF NEARLY ALL THE END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 AS COMPARES WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, RANGING FROM FIVE PER CENT FOR FOODSTUFFS TO 84 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS. HOWEVER, A DECREASE WAS RECORDED FOR FUELS (-22 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE JUNE 1985 ISSUE OF THE *HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS*, AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1985 AT HK$2 PER COPY.

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THURSDAY, 5, 1?85

Table 1 i Changes in domestic exports ty ccw. /. * JI

Comparing Jan. •-Jun. 1985 wi th Jan .-Jun, 1984

Commodity group Value Unit value % % Volume Value % Unit value Vol vne %

Clothing -10 + 2 -11 - 5 + 8 -12

Textile fabrios -19 - 6 -13 -17 - 1 -16

Textile yam and thread. -35 + 1 -36 -35 + 5 -38

Textile made-ups and. 9 +10 -12

related, articles + 4 ♦ 5 — c. — J

Radios of all kinds -35 - 1 -34 -24 * -24

Electronic components -28 - 3 -26 -19 - 3 -16

Footwear -11 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 4 *

Metal manufactures -17 + 3 -19 - 5 + 5 -10

Metal ores and scrap -40 -17 -28 - 4 -21 +21

Watches and clocks * - 9 +10 * - 9 +10

Travel goods9 handbags -20 + 9 -26

and eimilar articles -28 + 3 —JU

Domestic electrical n - 2

appliances -22 - 9 -14 - 1

All commodities -11 -11 - 4 + 2 - 6

« Insignif icant 9 i.e. less than 0*5^

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THURSBAI, > SETTER 5> 1985

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Table 2 i Changes in imports ly end-use c t

Comparing June 1985 with June I9B4 C cr p 3ring Jan.- •Jun. 1985 with J an.-Jun. 19&4

End-use category Value % Unit value % Vol neo % Value % Unit value $ Vol nne n>

Foodstuffs - 9 - 7 - 2 - 5 - 5

Conmner goods + 7 - 2 + 9 +18 * +18

Raw materials and semi-manuf ac tures - 5 - 5 - 2 - 2

Fuels -16 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 1

Capital goods +31 - 3 +34 +29 - 2 +33

All commodities + 2 - 4 + 7 + 7 - 2 + 9

Table 3 t Changes in re-exports ty end-use category

Comparing June 1985 with June 1984 Comparing Jan.-Jun. 1985 with J an.-Jun. IgB^

End-use category Foodstuffs Consumer goods Value n> + 8 +20 Unit value % * - 1 Volume % + 7 +22 Value % + 7 +39 Unit value $ + 2 + 2 Volume £ + 5 +36

Raw materials and semi-manufactures Fuels Capital goods All commodities +18 -12 +50 +23 * + 5 + 3 * +18 -17 +45 +23 +31 -18 +95 +41 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 4 +26 -22 +84 +36

* Insignifioant9 i»e. less than 0*5^

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SOUTH AFRICA CONTINUES PAYMENTS FOR IMPORTS K * * *

THE HONG KONG EXPORT CREDIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (ECIC) HAS LEARNT FROM RELIABLE SOURCES THAT PAYMENTS FOR IMPORTS INTO SOUTH AFRICA WILL CONTINUE TO BE REMITTED, DESPITE THE RECENTLY IMPOSED MORATORIUM ON OUTFLOWS OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE.

THE ECIC HAS ADVISED ITS POLICYHOLDERS WHO EXPORT ACTIVELY TO THIS MARKET THAT THE SOUTH AFRICAN MORATORIUM DOES NOT AFFECT PAYMENT FOR DEBTS OWING TO HONG KONG EXPORTERS BY THAT COUNTRY’S IMPORTERS OF GOODS AND SERVICES.

THE MORATORIUM DOES NOT AFFECT +AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO BY IMPORTERS FOR THE IMPORTATION OF GOODS AND SERVICES INCLUDING PAYMENTS FOR FREIGHT, INSURANCE AND OTHER COSTS RELATING TO SUCH IMPORTS*.

THIS ADVICE WAS GIVEN TO POLICYHOLDERS IN CASE THEIR SOUTH AFRICAN BUYERS SHOULD TRY TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEFAULT ON PAYMENTS OWING.

ONE OF THE MANY RISKS THAT THE GOVERNMENT-OWNED ECIC PROTECTS HONG KONG EXPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS FROM IS THE BLOCKAGE OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE TRANSFERS.

THE ECIC HAS A TOTAL CONTINGENT EXPOSURE OF HK$37 MILLION IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET. THE ECIC WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN ITS PRESENT COVER, UNLESS THE POLITICAL-ECONOMIC SITUATION IN SOUTH AFRICA WORSENS.

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PRECIOUS METAL CERTIFICATE SCHEME

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iki a qtatfmfNT ISSUED TODAY THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, MR NOtL

SS “Sa.

FROM CUSTOMERS AS FROM SEPTEMBER 16.

METAL CUSTOMERS.

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SIR JOHN SEES PRINTING WORK * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, WENT TODAY (THURSDAY) TO SEE THE OPERATION OF A PRINTING FACTORY IN QUARRY BAY IN THE COURSE OF REGULAR WEEKLY VISITS TO FACTORIES TO GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT LOCAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

ON HIS VISIT TO THE TOPPAN PRINTING CO. (HK) LTD. AT WESTLANDS ROAD, QUARRY BAY, SIR JOHN WAS SHOWN AROUND BY THE DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER, MR WALTER LEE.

THE COMPANY, ESTABLISHED IN 1963 BY JAPANESE INTERESTS, PRINTS PERIODICALS, MAGAZINES, TEXTBOOKS, BOOKS, CALENDARS, CATALOGUES, AND BROCHURES.

IN ADDITION TO SELLING TO THE LOCAL MARKET, THE COMPANY ALSO EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, AFRICA AND CHINA.

SIR JOHN WAS ACCOMPANIED ON THE VISIT BY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CF INDUSTRY, MRS STELLA HUNG.

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’BACK DOOR’ PATROL STOPPING ILLEGAL SAMPAN TRADE

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SAMPANS FROM CHINA TRADING IN HONG KONG WATERS ARE NOT ALwAYS OPERATED BY INNOCENT FISHING PEOPLE. THE TRADE IN FISH THROUGH DEEP BAY TO YUEN LONG AND OTHER POINTS IN THE WESTERN NE* TERRITORIES IS ALSO A DISGUISE FOR THE TRADE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT^.

IN THE DISEASE RIDDEN AND MURKY WATERS OF YUEN LONG CREEK SNAKE HEADS ARE AT WORK IN THEIR LUCRATIVE AND RUTHLESS BUSINESS CF SMUGGLING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, OFTEN YOUNG CHILDREN, INTO HONG KONG.

BUT TO DO SO THEY MUST FIRST EVADE THE ATTENTIONS OF THE EVER ALERT WEST DIVISION OF MARINE POLICE REGION.

SINCE JANUARY THIS YEAR THE DIVISION HAS MOUNTED INTENSIFIED OPERATIONS IN SWEEPING YUEN LONG CREEK AND REDUCING THE VULNERABILITY CF THIS ’’BACK DOOR” ENTRY TO HONG KONG.

WITH THE SUPPORT OF SOLDIERS FROM THE QUEEN’S GURKHA ENGINEERS, POLICE ARE STOPPING AND SEARCHING SAMPANS IN THE CREEK AND KEEPING WATCH TOO ON CHINESE FISHING VESSELS IN DEEP BAY.

HIGH SPEED SMALL CRAFT CAPABLE OF OPERATING IN SHALLOW WATERS ARE BEING USED TO COUNTER THE USE BY FISHERMEN AND OTHERS OF SAMPANS FITTED WITH SOMETIMES ILLEGAL OUTBOARD MOTORS.

/THE YUEN .......

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THE YUEN LONG CREEK OPERATIONS FOLLOW A RANDOM SAMPLE BY WEST DIVISION OF SAMPANS IN THE AREA, WHICH REVEALED THAT IT WAS NOT UNCOMMON FOR OVER 50 CHINESE SAMPANS A DAY TO ENTER THE CREEK AND TRADE AT WANG CHAU OR VISIT RELATIVES IN THE AREA.

SAID MR RICHARD BELL, WEST DIVISIONAL COMMANDER: ” AS THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ENTER HONG KONG AND CHILD ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION WAS RIFE IN THE GENERAL AREA, THE OPERATION WAS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE TO ESTABLISH WHETHER THIS AREA WAS IN FACT A WEAK POINT OR NOT.”

DURING TWO WEEKS OF INTENSIFIED OPERATIONS 21 OF 61 VESSELS ENTERING THE CREEK HAD BEEN FOUND TO BE FROM CHINA. THEN THE FIGURE DROPPED RAPIDLY.

BUT IT WAS ALSO APPARENT THAT MANY HONG KONG VESSELS PLYING THE CREEK AND BELONGING TO PEOPLE LIVING ABOUT THE BANKS WERE ALSO POSSIBLE CARRIERS OF ILLEGALS AND POSSIBLY INVOLVED WITH THE IMPORTATION OF NARCOTICS.

ALTHOUGH FEWER VESSELS NOW ATTEMPT TO SNEAK PAST THE PATROLS, THE OPERATION CONTINUES WITH POLICE OFFICERS FORKING FROM A WATER JET BOAT MOORED AT TSIM BE I TSUI PIER AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE CREEK AND FROM A POLICE VESSEL MOORED IN THE BAY.

THE SMALL BOATS - ZODIACS AND ARMY ASSAULT CRAFT - SWEEP THE CREEK IN SHIFTS FROM TSIM BE I TSUI. THE WORK IS UNCOMFORTABLE VO UNPLEASANT DUE TO THE FOUL WATER IN WHICH THEY WORK AND THE DUT _S ARE CHANGED DAILY.

SAID MR BELL: ’’THE MOST NOTABLE ASPECT OF THE CREEK IS I Tv HORRIBLE AND PERVADING ODOUR WHICH IS PARTICULARLY PROMINENT DURING WARM WEATHER SPRING LOW TIDES. AN ACRID TASTE IS LEFT IK THE THROAT AND THE SMELL CLINGS TO HAIR AND UNIFORM FOR MANY HC' .

’’THE FLUID ON WHICH OUR VESSELS OPERATE IS AN ANOXIC Ml ' OF WATER, EFFLUENT, INDUSTRIAL WASTE AND ANIMAL WASTE FRO* FAR IF A MAN WERE TO FALL INTO IT HE WOULD REQUIRE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.”

THE CREEK IS ALSO INFESTED WITH MOSQUITOES AND IS CLASSIFIED A SERIOUSLY INFESTED AREA. ALL OFFICERS TAKE TWO ANTI-MALARIA TABLETS WEEKLY.

NAVIGATING THE CREEK AT LOW TIDES BRINGS ADDITIONAL HAZAn.i. MUD AND DEBRIS AND FLOATING ANIMAL CARCASSES CONSTANTLY THREATEN TO FOUL THE SMALL CRAFT.

ABOARD POLICE VESSEL TWO MOORED IN THE BAY WORK IS LESS UNPLEASANT BUT TEDIOUS. A FORMER DRILLING RIG, THE VESSEL HAS ;EE. APPROPRIATELY NAMED ’’BORING ONE” BY ITS PERSONNEL.

/HA'2HETt THAE ..........

THUBSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 19&5

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RATHER THAN RUN THE RISK OF BEING STOPPED AND SEARCHED, TRADE FROM CHINA NOW STOP VOLUNTARILY AT "BORING ONE’ ’TO DECLARE THE, INTENTIONS OF SELLING FISH IN HONG KONG. THEIR CREWS’ PAPERS AND IDENTIFICATION ARE SURRENDERED AND RETURNED WHEN THE CATCH HAS BE SOLD AND THE VESSELS ^TURN TO THEIR HOME WATERS.

THE CHINESE SAMPANS ARE CHECKED ON THEIR RETURN TO ENSURE Ti

ARE NOT CARRYING CONTRABAND.

IT IS NOT LONG CREEK AND OFFICERS. THEY

SAID MR BELL, THAT A POSTING TO YUEN ” IS NOT SOUGHT AFTER BY WEST DIVISION FOR NOT MORE THAN A MONTH AT A TIME.

SURPRIS ING, ’’BORING ONE ARE DETACHED

’’DESPITE THE HORRIFIC SAID MR BELL,’’THEY PERFORM

CONDITIONS IN WHICH THESE MEN WORK,’ WITH ALACRITY.”

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CULTURAL COMPLEX A MARRIAGE OF ARTS, TECHNOLOGY *****

A NEW LANDMARK TAKING SHAPE ON THE SITE OF THE OLD KOWLOON RAILWAY STATION WILL BE A TRUE MARRIAGE OF THE ARTS AND THE LATEST ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, THE CHIEF BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, W I.A.G. PHILLIS, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON LUNCHEON, HE SAID THAT THE COMPLEX WOULD SERVE AS THE PREMIER THEATRE AND CONCERT HALL CENTRE FOR THE TERRITORY.

THE CENTRE IS BEING BUILT AS A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL AND WHEN COMPLETED WILL BE MANAGED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL.

♦THE CENTRE WILL STRETCH FROM THE STAR FERRY TO THE REGENT HOTEL AND WILL INCLUDE THE EXISTING SPACE MUSEUM AND EVENTUALLY THE MUSEUM OF ART WHICH IS NOW IN THE INITIAL PLANNING oTAGE,+ M3 PHILLIS SAID.

♦THE ENTIRE CENTRE, DUE TO BE COMPLETED 1989, WILL ALSO INCLUDE A CONCERT HALL TO SEAT 2 250, A 1 860-SEA< LYRIC THEATRE, A STUDIO THEATRE WITH 300 TO 500 SEATS, RESTAURANT AND CONFtRENCc BLOCK AND LIBRARY AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE BLOCK.

*AT PRESENT THE SUB-STRUCTURE IS STILL BEING WORKcD ON BUT THE LOWER SUPERSTRUCTURES OF THE CONCERT HALL AND THEATRE ARE BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF THE CONCERT HALL WHERE THE STAGING FOR THE LOWER SEATS IS OBVIOUS.+

WHERE THE MARRIAGE OF ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY WOULD BE MOST OBVIOUS WAS IN THE ROOF OF THE COMPLEX. THIS WOULD BE A HUGE WIRE-ROPE NET HANGING BETWEEN TWO HIGH POINTS AT THE LYRIC THEATRE FLYTOWER AND ONE END OF THE CONCERT HALL.

/+THE NET........

THUHSMY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1985

♦THE NET WILL BE SUSPENDED LIKE A HUGE HAMMOCK FIXED TO THE PERIMETER WALLS AT ALL FOUR SIDES. OVER THE NET WILL BE PLACED ANODIZED ALUMINIUM SHEETS. THESE WILL BE CLAMPED FIRMLY TOGETHER, WEATHER-PROOFED AND SECURELY FIXED ON UNDERSIDE TO THE ROPE NETWORK,♦ MR PHILLIS EXPLAINED.

THIS WOULD BE PART OF AN ARCHITECTURAL OUTLINE WHICH WOULD BE ANYTHING BUT THE CONVENTIONAL BOXSHAPE OF THE AVERAGE BUILDING IN HONG KONG.

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BOARD MEMBERS LEARN MORE ABOUT AREA

X M K *

KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD ON A TOUR TO LEARN MORE ABOUT

MEMBERS THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING WENT THE YAU TONG AND SZE SHAN AREA.

AFTER A BRIEFING ON THE CHARACTERISTICS AND PROBLEMS OF THE AREA BY THE ASSISTANT KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ANNIE TAM, THE BOARD MEMBERS TOURED THE KO CHIU ROAD AND YAU TONG ESTATES, AND THE CHEUNG LUNG TIN SQUATTER VILLAGE.

AT THE VILLAGE, THEY WERE TOLD THAT SQUATTER STRUCTURES WOULD EE CLEARED IN JUNE NEXT YEAR TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LAM TIN SOUTH ESTATE.

AT LEI YUE MUN THEY HEARD DETAILS ABOUT THE SAM KA TSUEN DEVELOPMENT STAGE IV, UNDER WHICH 1.6 HECTARES OF LAND WOULD BE RECLAIMED AND DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE MUCH-NEEDED FACILITIES INCLUDING A MARKET, A MULTI-STOREY CARPARK, A PROMENADE AND AN OPEN SPACE.

BOARD MEMBERS ALSO NOTED THAT WORK WOULD START EARLY NEXT YEAR ON A PUBLIC TOILET AND BATHHOUSE ON A VACANT SITE NEAR THE LEI YUE MUN REST GARDEN.

AT CHA KWO LING, BOARD MEMBERS WERE SHOWN THE PROPOSED SITE FOR THE SECOND CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL AND WERE BRIEFED ON THE LATx^T SITUATION OF THE CHA KWO LING ROAD PROJECT.

THFY WERE ALSO TOLD THAT CONSTRUCTION WORK WOULD START IN THE MIDDLE OF NE$T VeIr ON A-TWO-STOREY PUBLIC TOILET AND BATHHOUSE ASSOCIATED FACILITIES AT THE CHA KWO LING VILLAGE.

THE TOUR CONCLUDED WITH VISITS TO MULTl-STOREY BUILDINGS

ALONG CHA KWO LING ROAD JtSc IIhRMARY

SQUATTER AREA, HOUSING AREAS.

THE VISIT

DISTRICT BOARD

AND THE YAU

TO YAU TONG SECRETARIAT

OF INDIVIDUAL AREAS OF KWUN INDUSTRIAL AREA.

AND SZE SHAN AREA WAS ORGANISED BY THc TO ENHANCE BOARD MEMBERS’ UNDERSTANDING

TONG. THE NEXT VIS1T WILL BE TO THE

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1985

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KOWLOON CITY TOUR FOR DB MEMBERS * * * *

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TOURED THE KOWLOON CITY AND SAI TAU CONSTITUENCY THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON TO HAVE A FIRST-HAND LOOK AT DEVELOPMENTS THERE.

JOINED BY MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL AREA COMMITTEE, THE PARTY FIRST VISITED LION ROCK ROAD TO SEE THE SITUATION FOLLOWING LAST YEAR’S HAWKER CLEARANCE EXERCISE.

100 LICENSED HAWKERS WHO

MEMBERS LEARNED THAT MORE THAN

USED TO TRADE ON THE ROADSIDE, WERE RESITED TO THE NEARBY 1Ku?eL29LC2TY TEMPORARY MARKET LAST OCTOBER AND LION ROCK ROAD WAS RESTORED TO A CLEAN THOROUGHFARE.

-,™EY THEN VISITED THE TEMPORARY MARKET WHERE SOME 600 FORMER ShJ JeEiIma^ged^keYage*.1"'1'' are now 0PER4TIHG ™e COVERED

™ AI, CARPENTER ROAD, MEMBERS SAW THE SQUATTER AREA SCHEDULED TO BE CLEARED LATER THIS YEAR TO MAKE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION CF THE URBAN COUNCIL CARPENTER PARK.

WHERE THEY INSPECTED^H^sItE^O^TMp odad AL0NG hau WONG ROAD BEFORE BEING BRIEFED ON HOW PA* n°^0S£D KOWLOON CITY MARKET AN ANTI-CRIME MEASURE? CEMENT RAILINGS WOULD BE RAISED AS ’

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VEGETABLE GROWING COMPETITION ORGANISED FOR PUPILS * * * *

ILDREN VEGETABLE GROWING EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY TO

OF PLANTS FOR BEAUTIFYING THE

AN URBAN PRIMARY SCHOOL CH COMPETITION WILL BE HELD AS AN ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO TAKE CARE

ENVIRONMENT.

AKin °RGAN,SED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND AGRICULTURE

AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE COMPETITION PROVIDES ANOTHER MEANS

FOR URBAN PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN TO LEARN SCIENCE

IT IS ALSO AIMED AT PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO LEARN THROUGH PARTICIPATION AND OBSERVATION OF THE SHAPE, STRUCTURE AND GROWTH OF PLANTS.

, IS DIVIDED INTO TWO AND KOWLOON PENINSULA

THE COMPETITION, TO BE HELD IN JANUARY GROUPS — HONG KONG ISLAND PRIMARY SCHOOLS

PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

/PABTICIPATING SCHOOLS .......

THURSDAY, SS’TEAiBEH 5, 1985

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PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS CAN SUBMIT A MAXIMUM OF EIGHT POTS COMPRISING FIVE SPECIES AND POT PLANTING TIME IS BETWEEN MID SEPTEMBER AND LATE JANUARY.

TO PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH THE INFORMATION AND TECHNIQUES ON VEGETABLES GROWING IN POTS, A SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE.

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT THEIR ENTRY FORM TO THE INSPECTOR (PRIMARY SCIENCE), SCIENCE SUBJECTS SECTION, ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY BEFORE SEPTEMBER 9.

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YUEN LONG SOCCER LEAGUE STARTS SUNDAY * X * *

THF SIXTH YUEN LONG DISTRICT SOCCER LEAGUE WILL BE LAUNCHED

(SEPTEMBER 8).

a tatai af I nrAL FOOTBALL TEAMS WILL COMPETE EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT UNTIL EARLY DECEMBER IN THE LEAGUE, £Jc5 ^S JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT Si ?HE YUEN LONG SlS?RICT SPORTS ASSOCIATION. THERE HILL BE HO ADMISSION CHARGES FOR ALL THE MATCHES.

YUEN LONG DISTRICT SPORTS ASSOCIATION, MR CHIU YUK CHUEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

VUEN^GAS%!S^rfsI%^NDBESlL?PEA?'?SEWJN?S?Sl2iX;2

SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) AT 4 PM.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1935

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GREECE JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK * * *

SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED TO GREECE FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9), BRINGING TO 34 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.

SPEEDPOST ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSMISSION TO ATHENS, PIRAEUS AND THESSALONIKI IN GREECE, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

ITEMS POSTED IN HONG KONG ON MONDAY AND SATURDAY WILL BE DELIVERED TO ADDRESSEES IN GREECE ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY, WHILE THOSE POSTED ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE SECOND WORKING DAY.

BOTH +CONTRACT+ AND +DEMAND+ SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT PER ITEM IS 20 KILOGRAMMES AND THE POSTAGE RATES AREi

ITEMS UNDER 2506 » $75

ITEMS BETWEEN 25OG AND 500G I $90

EACH SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONAL 500G : $25

CUSTOMERS REQUIRING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE SHOULD CONTACT THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108, HE SAID.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF LEI CHENG-UK SWIMMING POOL X*

THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT LEI CHENG u* quhmminc POOL COMPLEX WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 9-A-5 A.M. AND 12 NOON TOMORROW (FRIDAY) DUE TO THE SUSPENSION OF POWER SUPPLY.

a miiurii SPOKESMAN CALLED ON MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ISF tSf^NEARBY CH I KOK PARK SWIMMING POOL AND SHAM SHU I

S pIrK SWIPING P06l COMPLEXES DURING THE CLOSURE PER<OD.

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JOIN COURSE TO STAY FIT

* * X

THE 34TH SERIES OF THE POPULAR PHYSICAL FITNESS TRAINING SCHEME JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR WEIGHT-LIFTING AND BODY-BUILDING ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH.

THE SCHEME WHICH IS BEING RUN ON A MONTHLY BASIS, IS OPEN TO ALL PEOPLE AGED 16 AND ABOVE.

+UNDER THIS SERIES, A TOTAL OF NINE COURSES WILL BE «LD, EACH OF WHICH CONSISTS OF 12 SESSIONS,*- A COUNCIL SPOKEMAN SAID.

♦THE COURSES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY QUALIFIED COACHES AT GYMNASIUM III, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.*-

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE COUNCIL’S SPORTS PROMOTION OFFICE AT THE STADIUM.

THE ENTRY FEE FOR EACH COURSE IS 130 PER PERSON AND THE CLOSING DATE IS SEPTEMBER 15.

FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT 5-756793 AND 5-8939725.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

EFFORTS AGAINST JENKINS BILL STEPPED UP .................... 1

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON TIMOTHY RENTON ....................... 2

HONG KONG WEATHERS STORM TESS .............................. 3

HALF-YEARLY AIR MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED..... 5

HOUSING GREEK PAPER FORUMS FOR SHAM SHUT PO ................ 9

ELECTION AGENTS APPOINTED ................................. 10

VOTER REGISTRATION TEAMS ON THE MOVE....................... 11

SHA TIN RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ............... 11

FIGHT CRIME GROUP TOURS POLICE STATION .................... 12

VALUATION APPOINTMENT...................................... 13

FIRST MEETING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE .... 13

NEW BANK GETS LICENCE...................................... 14

GOOD RESPONSE TO GRANT APPLICATION SCHEME.................. 14

TRADE CERTIFICATION FEES REVISED .......................... 15

WORKING UNDER ONE ROOF IN TUEN MUN ........................ 16

IMMIGRATION STAFF ON EUROPE STUDY TOUR..................... 16

ROAD TO SERVE HUNG HOM DEVELOPMENT PLANNED ................ 17

TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION FOR THE DEAF ..................... 18

MARATHON CANOEING — A TEST OF ENDURANCE.................... 18

HOURLY PARKING AVAILABLE AT LORRY PARK .................... 19

NEW DATE FOR TESTS .......................................

SHA TIN ‘WATER CUT

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1

EFFORTS AGAINST JENKINS BILL STEPPED UP * * * M *

HONG KONG IS TO STEP UP ITS EFFORTS AGAINST THE JENKINS BILL BY POSTING MR BILL DORWARD, COMMISSIONER FOR COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS, FROM NEW YORK TO WASHINGTON AND BY SENDING AN ADDITIONAL DIRECTORATE LEVEL OFFICER TO THE UNITED STATES CAPITAL.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO THE EXTRA FIRST SECRETARY POST PREVIOUSLY AGREED WHICH WILL BE FILLED NEXT MONTH.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE, YR DONALD TSANG, SAID THAT THE DECISION TO EFFECT THESE POSTINGS FOLLOWED A REVIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S REPRESENTATION IN WASHINGTON.

HE SAID THAT THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS WOULD TAKE EFFECT QUICKLY.

♦BILL DORWARD IS, OF COURSE, NO STRANGER TO WASHINGTON OR TO THIS ISSUE. IN THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HE HAS SPENT A LOT OF TIME tw WASHINGTON, SO TO SOME EXTENT THE MOVE HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE. DESPITE THIS MOVE, HE WILL RETAIN HIS NEW YORK RESPONSIBILITIES.

♦WE WILL ALSO BE SENDING MR P.C. LEUNG TO REPORT FOR DUTY IN WASHINGTON NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9). MR LEUNG HAS A TRADE BACKGROUND AND FOR THREE YEARS, UNTIL LAST YEAR, WORKED ON OUR U.S. DESK. SO HE IS FAMILIAR WITH U.S. ISSUES AND WILL BE ABLE TO RELEASE OUR COUNSELLOR IN WASHINGTON, MR PETER LO, TO SPEND MORE TIME ON THE JENKINS BILL.

♦THE EXTRA FIRST SECRETARY POST WILL BE FILLED BY MR ARTHUR HO, CURRENTLY OF THE TRADE DEPARTMENT. HE WILL DEPART FOR WASHINGTON IN OCTOBER.♦

MR TSANG SAID THIS WAS ONE PROPOSAL WHICH HAD BEEN DISCUSSED AND ENDORSED BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD IN ITS RECENT MEETINGS. HE ADDED THAT THE STANDING COMMITTEE IS CONSIDERING VARIOUS OTHER IDEAS ON HOW HONG KONG CAN FURTHER INTENSIFY ITS ACTIVITIES IN THE UNITED STATES BUT HE DECLINED TO ELABORATE AT THIS STAGE.

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BIOGRAPHICAL MOTES ON TIMOTHY RENTON

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IN RESPONSE TO PRESS ENQUIRIES, THE FOLLOWING ARE BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES ON MR TIMOTHY RENTON, THE NEW MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR HONG KONG AFFAIRSi

MR (RONALD) TIMOTHY RENTON WAS BORN IN 1932. HE WAS EDUCATED AT ETON (KING*8 SCHOLAR) AND WON A SCHOLARSHIP TO MAGDALEN COLLEGE, OXFORD WHERE HE TOOK A FIRST IN HISTORY.

HE IS MARRIED AND HAS FIVE CHILDREN.

UNTIL HIS MINISTERIAL APPOINTMENT IN SEPTEMBER 1984. HE WAS A DIRECTOR OF A MINING INVESTMENT COMPANY AND AN OIL EXPLORATION COMPANY.

MR RENTON HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE AND BANKING FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. HE WORKED IN CANADA FOR FIVE YEARS AND HAS VISITED MANY COUNTRIES IN THE MIDDLE AND FAR EAST AND EASTERN EUROPE.

HE HAS LECTURED ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE, AND AFTER TRAVELLING ROUND THE WORLD WROTE ARTICLES FOR THE STATIST AND FINANCIAL TIMES ON THE SUBJECT OF EXPORTING.

FROM 1964 TO 1967 HE WAS BRANCH CHAIRMAN OF NORTH KENSINGTON CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION. AND FROM 1969 TO 1972 SERVED AS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF LEWES CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION. IN 1969-70 HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR RESEARCH UNIT OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, WORKING ON THE NATIONALISED INDUSTRIES.

MR RENTON CONTESTED SHEFFIELD PARK AT THE 1970 GENERAL ELECTION AND REDUCED THE LABOUR MAJORITY BY MORE THAN 3 000.

HE WAS ELECTED FOR MID SUSSEX, A NEW SEAT, IN FEBRUARY 1974.

HE HAS SPECIALISED KNOWLEDGE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, PARTICULARLY OF EXPORTING, FINANCE AND STEEL.

FROM MAY 1979-MAY 1981 MR RENTON WAS PARLIAMENTARY PRIVATE SECRETARY TO MR JOHN BIFFEN MP, FIRST AT THE TREASURY, AND THEN REMAINED AS HIS PARLIAMENTARY PRIVATE SECRETARY WHEN MR BIFFEN WAS APPOINTED SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRADE.

FROM NOVEMBER 1981 UNTIL 1933 MR RENTON WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARLIAMENTARY EMPLOYMENT COMMITTEE.

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MR RENTON IS A MEMBER OF THE APEX TRADE UNION AND WAS PRESIDENT OF THE CONSERVATIVE TRADE UNIONISTS FROM I960 TO 1984.

IN FEBRUARY 1983 HE WAS APPOINTED PARLIAMENTARY PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, SIR GEOFFREY HOWE. MR RENTON WENT WITH SIR GEOFFREY HOWE TC THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS FOREIGN SECRETARY.

IN SEPTEMBER 1984 MR RENTON WAS APPOINTED UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE.

ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) HE WAS NAMED THE NEW MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE ON HONG KONG AFFAIRS.

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HONG KONG WEATHERS STORM TESS * * *

HONG KONG BEGAN RETURNING QUICKLY TO NORMAL, WITH RELATIVELY LIGHT CASUALTIES, AS STORM SIGNAL NO. 8 WAS LOWERED AT 6.10 AM TODAY.

BY THEN 110 NAUTICAL

TYPHOON TESS HAD LANDED OVER WESTERN GUANGDONG ABOUT MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF HONG KONG.

THE NO. 8 HAD BEEN HOISTED SINCE 1.10 AM.

THOUGH SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED, MOST PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ANNOUNCED SPEEDY RESUMPTION OF NORMAL SERVICES, WITH

ION 0F S0ME YAU MA TEI FERRY SERVICES, AND MACAU AND CHINA FERRIES.

ON LAND, INCIDENTS WERE FEW. BUT THERE WERE SEVERAL REPORTS OF VESSELS GETTING INTO TROUBLE.

AND A ROYAL NAVAL PATROL CRAFT, HMS SWALLOW, IS NOW ON THE WAY TO THE LAST REPORTED POSITION OF THE CARGO SHIP +CARLINA+, TO MOUNT A RESCUE OPERATION, AND A FIXED WING AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY AIR FORCE WAS STANDING BY TO TAKE OFF WHEN WEATHER PERMITS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE MARINE DEPARTMENT HAS PUT OUT AN ALERT FOR ALL VESSELS IN THE VICINITY TO LOOK OUT FOR THE 4 160 TON PANAMANIAN REGISTERED +CARLINA+.

THERE WERE OTHER REPORTS OF VESSELS DRAGGING ANCHOR, AND ONE HARBOUR COLLISION, THOUGH RESULTING IN MINOR DAMAGE.

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ON LAND, SIX HUTS IN 0 PUI LUNG VILLAGE, SHAU KE I "CTED BY A MUDSLIP EARLIER IN THE MORNING. BUT NO ONE ';A IJURED AND IT WAS NOT NECESSARY TO EVACUATE THE 19 RESIDED

AND MINOR FLOODING WAS REPORTED IN CHUK YUEN, YUEN LOI1L 2 +PAK WAI+ VILLAGE IN KAM TIN.

DURING THE STORM, 60 TYPHOON SHELTERS WERE OPENED iL JSTRICTS BY STAFF OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMihH AND 15 PEOPLE MOVED INTO THEM.

KAI TAK AIRPORT REMAINED OPEN THROUGHOUT, ALTHOUGH T: i IVE CANCELLATIONS OF FLIGHTS, AND 13 DELAYED ARRIVALS AND IPARTURES.

A MAN AND A WOMAN WERE SLIGHTLY INJURED AS A RESULT OF 3RM. THEY WERE BOTH DISCHARGED AFTER TREATMENT.

THE STANDBY SIGNAL NO. 1 HAD BEEN HOISTED AT 9 AM lESDAY, WHEN TESS WAS WITHIN 400 MILES OF HONG KONG, HAV I -OSSED LUZON OVERNIGHT.

AT 9.10 PM THE SAME DAY, THE STRONG WIND SIGNAL NO. 3 ISTED, INDICATING WIND SPEEDS OF 22 TO 33 KNOTS WERE EXP: =RE TROPICAL STORM TESS WAS THEN CENTRED ABOUT 220 NAUTi ruuds SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF HONG KONG AND FORECAST TO MOVE WcL • -''WEST AT 12 KNOTS TOWARDS THE SOUTH CHINA COAST.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR THE CENTRE OF TESS WERE i . 30UT 50 KNOTS. THE CENTRE OF TESS WAS NEAR 19.2 DEGREES NO.' 116.2 DEGREES EAST AT THE TIME.

TESS INTENSIFIED INTO A TYPHOON WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS OF ABOUT 65 KNOTS NEAR THE CENTRE, AT 10 AM ON THURSDA

THE NO. 8 SIGNAL WAS HOISTED AT 1.10 AM TODAY (FRIDAY), INDICATING WINDS OF 34 KNOTS OR MORE FROM THE SOUTHEAST, AND LOWERED AT 6.10 AM.

TESS BROUGHT WITH IT ABOUT 100 MM OF RAIN SINCE THE HOISTING OF THE NO. 1 SIGNAL ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

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HALF-YEARLY AIR MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED *****

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE BY AIR FOR THE FIRST HALF OF 1985, VALUED AT $45 920 MILLION, SHOWED A DECREASE OF SIX PER CENT OVER THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1984, ACCORDING TO SUMMARY TRADE STATISTICS ON AIRBORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985, 24 PER CENT OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, 20 PER CENT OF IMPORTS AND 16 PER CENT OF RE-EXPORTS, ALL BY VALUE, WERE CARRIED BY AIR. IN TERMS OF WEIGHT, AIRBORNE IMPORTS AMOUNTED TO 92 380 TONNES, REPRESENTING 0.5 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL IMPORT TONNAGE, AND TOTAL AIRBORNE EXPORTS AMOUNTED TO 102 108 TONNES OR 1.2 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL EXPORT TONNAGE.

THE CHANGES IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR MARKET ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 1.

BY COMMODITY, DECREASES IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED MAINLY IN OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $1 532 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT)I ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES (BY $781 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT)J WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY S319 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRIC POWER MACHINERY (BY $240 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN VALUE WERE RECORDED FOR AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ORES AND CONCENTRATES OF PRECIOUS METALS AND WASTE, SCRAP AND SWEEPINGS OF PRECIOUS METALS (OTHER THAN OF GOLD) (BY $42 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT)! ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND APPARATUS (BY 138 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OPTICAL GOODS (BY $12 MILLION OR 9 PER CENT).

FURTHER ANALYSIS OF COMMODITIES BY COUNTRY REVEALED DECREASES IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT TO THE U.S. (BY $1 150 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT) AND TO THE UNITED KINGDOM (BY $263 MILLION OR 70 PER CENT)J ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $303 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT) AND TO JAPAN (BY $164 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT)I WATCHES AMD CLOCKS TO SAUDI ARABIA (BY $109 MILLION OR 75 PER CENT, AS WELL AS ELECTRIC POWER MACHINERY TO THE U.S. (BY $163 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ORES AND CONCENTRATES OF PRECIOUS METALS AND WASTE, SCRAP AND SWEEPINGS OF PRECIOUS METALS (OTHER THAN OF GOLD) TO THE UNITED KINGDOM (BY $65 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT) AND TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $31 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT)? ELECTRICAL MACHINERY AND APPARATUS TO THE U.S. (BY $11 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OPTICAL GOODS TO INDIA (BY $5 MILLION OR 71 PER CENT).

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THE CHANGES IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS BY MAJOR SUPPLIER ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 2.

INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF OFFICE Machines and automatic data processing equipment (by *735 million Or 39 PER CENT)j AIRCRAFT AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT AND PARTS THEREOF (BY $552 MILLION OR 302 PER CENT)? TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $348 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT) AS WELL AS POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (BY $113 MILLION OR 59 PER CENT).

IN CONTRAST, DECREASES WERE NOTED IN IMPORTS OF THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS (BY $958 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT)* TANNED OR DRESSED FURSKINS (BY $201 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES (BY $152 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT).

GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT FROM JAPAN (BY $146 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT) AND THE U.S. (BY $116 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT)* AIRCRAFT AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT AND PARTS THEREOF FROM THE U.S. (BY $500 MILLION OR 369 PER CENT) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $20 MILLION OR 230 PER CENT)* TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT FROM SINGAPORE (BY $152 MILLION OR 586 PER CENT) AS WELL AS POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FROM THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $44 MILLION OR 272 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS FROM THE U.S. (BY $381 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT) AND FROM MALAYSIA WEST (BY $181 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT)* TANNED AND DRESSED FURSKINS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM (BY $196 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PEARLS, PRECIOUS AND SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES FROM BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG (BY $96 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR MARKET ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 3.

DECREASES IN VALUE OF AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED FOR THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS (BY $426 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT); WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $168 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILES (BY $43 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS OF AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINES AND UNITS THEREOF (BY $169 MILLION OR 98 PER CENT) AS WELL AS FISH (BY $81 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT).

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DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS OF THERMIONIC, COLD CATHODE AND PHOTO-CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, PHOTOCELLS, TRANSISTORS AND PARTS TO TAIWAN (BY $219 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (BY $178 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT)j WATCHES AND CLOCKS TO THE NETHERLANDS (BY $95 MILLION OR 94 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILES TO TAIWAN (BY $25 MILLION OR 76 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS OF AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING MACHINES AND UNITS THEREOF TO CHINA (BY $149 MILLION OR 146 PER CENT) AND THE U.S. (BY $5 MILLION OR 57 PER CENT) AND FISH TO TAIWAN (BY $57 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE JUNE ISSUE OF ’HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE’ NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER.

TABLE 11 AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR MARKETS

JAN-JUNE JAN-JUNE DECREASE(-) PERCENTAGE

1985 1984 CHANGE

($MN.) ($MN.) ($MN.) (%)

U.S.A. 7 751 9 107 -1 356 -15

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 057 1 485 - 428 -29

JAPAN 1 002 1 250 - 248 -20

UNITED KINGDOM 769 1 201 - 431 -36

CANADA 426 552 - 126 -23

NETHERLANDS 366 433 - 67 -15

SINGAPORE 333 400 - 66 -17

SWITZERLAND 306 411 - 105 -25

FRANCE 255 330 - 75 -23

AUSTRALIA 213 250 - 37 -15

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TABLE 21 AIRBORNE IMPORTS BY MAJOR SUPPLIERS

JAN-JUNE 1985 ($MN.) JAN-JUNE 1984 (•MN.) INCREASE^)/ DECREASE(-) (•MN.) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (*)

JAPAN 5 339 5 281 58 ♦ 1

U.S.A. 5 275 4 887 ♦ 389 + 8

UNITED KINGDOM 1 342 1 470 - 127 - 9

SWITZERLAND 1 126 1 167 - 42 - 4

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 112 767 + 345 +45

TA 1 WAN 1 086 1 033 + 53 ♦ 5

SINGAPORE 1 008 • 979 + 29 + 3

REP. OF KOREA 800 832 - 33 - 4

ITALY 758 640 + 118 ♦19

FRANCE 628 614 14 ♦ 2

TABLE 31 AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR MARKETS

JAN-JUNE JAN-JUNE INCREASE^)/ PERCENTAGE

1985 1984 DECREASE(-) CHANGE

(•MN.) (•MN.) (•MN J W

U.S.A. 1 782 1 634 4- 147 ♦ 9

TAIWAN 1 136 1 360 225 -17

CHINA 1 086 551 535 +97

JAPAN 821 830 9 - 1

SINGAPORE 753 1 042 288 -28

REP. OF KOREA 426 473 48 -10

SWITZERLAND 191 158 34 +21

MALAYSIA WEST 182 197 15 - 8

INDIA 174 144 30 +21

UNITED KINGDOM 171 237 67 -28

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HOUSING GREEN PAPER FORUMS FOR SHAM SHU I PO * * * * *

TWO FORUMS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) IN SHAM SHU I PO FOR RESIDENTS TO AIR THEIR VIEWS ON THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

THE FORUMS, ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD’S AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON THE GR^EN PAPER, ARE PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION EXERCISE LAUNCHED BY THE BOARD TO COLLECT PUBLIC OPINION ON THE DOCUMENT.

IN SHAM SHU I PO EAST, THE FORUM WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM AT THE WONG TAI SHAN MEMORIAL SCHOOL AND THE FORUM FOR SHAM SHU I PO WEST WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SAME TIME AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

APART FROM BRIEFINGS BY HOUSING DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES, A LECTURER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, MR YEUNG SUM, WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKER AT THE SHAM SHU I PO WEST FORUM, WHILE A LECTURER OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, MR STEPHEN TANG, WILL BE THE PANELIST IN THE SHAM SHU I PO EAST FORUM.

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT TO LISTEN TO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP, MR FUNG KIN-KEE, SAID THAT THIS CONSULTATIVE EXERCISE ON THE GREEN PAPER WAS THE FIRST TO BE HELD ON A LARGE SCALE IN THE DISTRICT.

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HE SAID QUESTIONNAIRES HAD BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO MORE THAN 46 OOO HOUSEHOLDS IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

♦IN ADDITION, MAJOR LOCAL BODIES INCLUDING ALL AREA COMMITTEES MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND KA IFONG ASSOCIATIONS HAVE RECEIVED A SUMMARY NOTE ON THE CONTENTS OF THE GREEN PAPER AND INVITED TO PASS THEIR VIEWS TO THE DISTRICT BOARD,+ MR FUNG SAID.

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♦THROUGH THIS EXERCISE, WE WOULD HAVE VIRTUALLY CONTACT^ ALL THOSE WHO ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE GREEN PAPER’S PROPOSALS,* HE SAID.

FEELING ON THE AN IMPARTIAL

♦WE HOPE THAT IT WOULD HELP US GRASP RESIDENTS’ MATTER, WHICH WILL ENABLE THE DISTRICT BOARD TO MAKE JUDGEMENT AND AN UNEQUIVOCAL DECISION ON THIS ISSUE,* MR FUNG ADDED

RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO GIVE THEIR VIEWS IN WRITING TO THE DISTRICT BOARD THROUGH THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT AT 39 TONKIN

STREET, SHAM SHU I PO.

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ALL SUBMISSIONS AND SURVEY FINDINGS WILL BE COLLATED BY THE WORKING GROUP IN A REPORT AND PRESENTED TO THE DISTRICT BOARD AT

ITS MEETING NEXT MONTH.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE.SHAM SHU I PO FORUMS ON THE HOUSING GREEN PAPER ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 8). THE SHAM SHU I PO EAST FORUM WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM IN THE HALL OF WONG TAI SHAN MEMORIAL SCHOOL AT 250 NAM CHEONG STREET WHILE THE SHAM SHU I PO WEST FORUM, ALSO AT 3 PM, WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 55 FAT TSEUNG STREET.

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ELECTION AGENTS APPOINTED

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APPOINTMENTS OF ELECTION AGENTS MADE BY CANDIDATES FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS LATER THIS MONTH ARE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT EACH CANDIDATE IS ALLOWED TO APPOINT A PERSON WHO IS OVER 21 YEARS OF AGE AS HIS ELECTION AGENT.

+AN ELECTION AGENT WILL HAVE AUTHORITY TO DO ALL THINGS hECESSARY AT THE ELECTION WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY THE CANDIDATE IN PERSON AND, IN ABSENCE OF THE CANDIDATE, MAY TAKE ANY STEPS AND INCUR ANY EXPENDITURE ON BEHALF OF THE CANDIDATE IN RESPECT OF THE ELECTION.

+SUCH ACTS OF THE ELECTION AGENT SHALL BE AS EFFECTUAL AS IF THEY HAD BEEN DONE BY THE CANDIDATE IN PERSON,* HE SAID.

AN ELECTION AGENT MAY ALSO RECEIVE ON BEHALF OF THE CANDIDATE ALL CLAIMS NOTICES, WRITS, SUMMONSES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS. +THE SECTION AGENT IS THE HOST IMPORTANT AIDE OF THE CANDIDATE AND, FOR THIS REASON, HIS APPOINTMENT IS PUBLISHED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION,* THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

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VOTER REGISTRATION TEAMS ON THE MOVE *****

A BROADCAST VAN WILL TOUR PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND MAJOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE SATURDAYS FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO URGE ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS FOR NEXT YEAR’S URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

A MOBILE REGISTRATION TEAM FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ACCOMPANY THE VAN TO DISTRIBUTE REGISTRATION FORMS AND HELP RESIDENTS SIGN UP.

THE TOUR WILL COVER PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AT WAH FU, TIN WAN, SHEK PAI WAN, AP LEI CHAU AND WONG CHUK HANG, AND OTHER MAJOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS AT YUE KWONG CHUEN AND YUE FAI COURT.

THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ALSO DRAWN UP A PROGRAMME TO VISIT MORE THAN 1 600 PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDS IN THE DISTRICT AND ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY COMMUNITY ORGANISERS HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED TO CONDUCT DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS.

THESE TEAMS HAVE ALREADY VISITED A NUMBER OF PRIVATE BUILDINGS IN WONG CHUK HANG, STANLEY AND TIN WAN, AND WILL CONCENTRATE ON AP LEI CHAU MAIN STREET, ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD AND ABERDEEN OLD MAIN STREET OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED THAT THE REGISTRATION TEAMS WILL CARRY GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARDS WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR CALLS.

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SHA TIN RESIDENTS LEARN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH *****

SHA TIN RESIDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND FORMER MENTAL PATIENTS THROUGH A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

A SPECIAL COURSE ON THE SUBJECT IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE BOARD’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE AND THE EXTRA MURAL DEPARTMENT OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY.

APPLICATIONS FOR THE TWO-MONTH COURSE, LIMITED TO 40 PARTICIPANTS, ARE NOW BEING INVITED, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, DR FANNY CHEUNG SAID.

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DR CHEUNG, WHO ALSO HEADS THE COMMITTEE’S WORKING GROUP ON COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION EDUCATION, SAID THE COURSE AIMS TO EDUCATE PARTICIPANTS ON PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION

SERVICES.

♦ON COMPLETING THE COURSE. PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED TO THE COMMUNITY BY TAKING PART IN VARIOUS RELATED ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE ORGANISED FOR THE NEEDY,+ SHE SAID.

♦WE ALSO PLAN TO COMPILE A PUBLICATION WHICH WILL CONTAIN ARTICLES FROM FORMER MENTAL PATIENTS, THEIR FRIENDS, RELATIVES AND NEIGHBOURS,* SHE ADDED.

THE CONTRIBUTORS CAN EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS, FEELINGS AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES BY SENDING THEIR ARTICLES TO THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

OTHER PROJECTS BEING PLANNED INCLUDE EXHIBITIONS AND SEMINARS IN SCHOOLS, AND A TRAINING SCHEME FOR VOLUNTEERS IN THE DISTRICT.

A CONCERT WILL ALSO BE JOINTLY ORGANISED WITH RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG EARLY NEXT MONTH, TO DRIVE HOME THE MESSAGE OF CONCERN FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND TO URGE THE COMMUNITY TO BE MORE CARING TO THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

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FIGHT CRIME GROUP TOURS POLICE STATION * M M * *

NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE MEMBERS TODAY (FRIDAY) TOURED THE POLICE FRONTIER DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS IN FANLING TO SEE HOW THE STATION OPERATED. w

THE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR GWYN LLOYD, BRIEFED MEMBERS ON THE OPERATION OF THE STATION AND THE PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING CRIME BY CITIZENS. I

MR LLOYD SAID IT ONLY TOOK ABOUT 30 MINUTES TO COMPLETE A REPORT IN AN INCIDENT AND THAT CITIZENS SHOULD HELP THE POLICE TO FIGHT CRIME. 1

THE PARTY THEN VISITED THE FACILITIES OF THE STATION INCLUDING THE ARMOURY, THE DETENTION ROOM AND THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE.

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VALUATION APPOINTMENT

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A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE MORGAN GUARANTY TRUST COMPANY HAD BEEN APPOINTED TO CARRY OUT A VALUATION OF THE HANG LUNG BANK LIMITED, AND TO ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON THE FEASIBILITY, FORM AND TIMING OF A SALE OF THAT BANK.

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FIRST MEETING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

THE 13-MEMBER COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH STATUTORY CONTROL OVER BOTTLED WATER SOLD AS +MINERAL WATER* AND THE USE OF RECTANGULAR PLASTIC CONTAINERS FOR REFUSE COLLECTION IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

THEY WILL ALSO EXAMINE A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC CEMETERY IN MUI WO ON LANTAU ISLAND.

THE MEETING, OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, WILL BE HELD AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN AT 2.30 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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NEW BANK GETS LICENCE * * * * *

A NEW BANK, FORMED BY MERGING TWO WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY BANKS OF THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND GROUP, HAS BEEN GRANTED A LICENCE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS IN HONG KONG.

THE TWO SUBSIDIARY BANKS ARE THE WILLIAMS AND GLYN'S BANK AND THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, A LICENSED BANK IN HONG KONG SINCE DECEMBER 1978.

WHEN THE NEW BANK, CALLED RBSG PLC, RECEIVES ITS LICENCE, THE EXISTING LICENCE GRANTED TO THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND WILL BE REVOKED. ONE CONDITION OF THE NEW LICENCE WILL BE A REQUIREMENT FOR THE ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND’S HONG KONG UNDERTAKINGS TO BE TRANSFERRED TO RBSG PLC.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT A ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND ORDINANCE 1985 WAS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JULY 24, 1985 TO PROVIDE FOR THIS TRANSFER.

HOWEVER, SINCE THE BANKING ORDINANCE DOES NOT PROVIDE FOR THE TRANSFER OF BANKING LICENCES, A BANK IS REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A FRESH LICENCE WHEN IT REORGANISES AND CHANGES ITS NAME, HE SAID.

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GOOD RESPONSE TO GRANT APPLICATION SCHEME M * *

THERE HAS BEEN ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE TO THE GRANT APPLICATION SCHEME (GAS) OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

A TOTAL OF 29 APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS WERE RECEIVED FROM 23 LOCAL PERFORMING ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANISATIONS WHEN APPLICATION CLOSED ON AUGUST 31.

♦THE APPLICANTS REPRESENT A BROAD CROSS-SECTION OF THE LOCAL PERFORMING ARTS MILIEU. WITH A FAIR SPREAD OF APPLICATIONS FROM EXPONENTS OF BOTH WESTERN AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE ART FORMS. WITH PARTICULAR INTEREST BEING SHOWN BY LOCAL THEATRE ORGANISATIONS AND MUS IC I ANS,♦ HE SAID.

UNDER THE GAS 1985, THE FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION, SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE AWARDED A GRANT TO ALLOW THEM TO UNDERTAKE SPECIFIC PROJECTS OR TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT. UNDER CURRENT COUNCIL POLICY, CONSIDERATION WOULD BE GIVEN TO THOSE APPLICANTS WHO PRODUCE WORK OF PROFESSIONAL STANDARD.

GRANT APPLICATIONS WOULD BE ASSESSED BY THE COUNCIL OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, AND APPLICANTS COULD EXPECT RESULTS OF THE COUNCIL’S DELIBERATIONS BEFORE THE END OF NEXT MONTH, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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TRADE CERTIFICATION FEES REVISED * * * M *

FEES FOR TRADE CERTIFICATION SERVICES WILL BE INCREASED AS FROM OCTOBER 1.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SAID THE REVISION WAS NECESSARY TO COVER THE INCREASED ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS INVOLVED IN OPERATING THE CERTIFICATION SERVICES SINCE THE LAST INCREASE IN 1982.

♦IT IS THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY THAT THE COST OF OPERATING THESE SERVICES SHOULD NOT BE SUBSIDISED BY PUBLIC FUNDS,♦ HE ADDED.

FOLLOWING ARE THE NEW FEES FOR CERTIFICATE SERVICESi

EXISTING REVISED

TYPE OF SERVICE FEE FEE

(A) APPLICATION FOR THE ISSUE OF A 135 *45

CERTIFICATE OF HONG KONG ORIGIN, COMMONWEALTH PREFERENCE CERTIFICATE, CERTIFICATE OF PROCESSING, GENERALISED PREFERENCE CERTIFICATE, ANY OTHER FORM OF CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN OR ANY CERTIFICATE RELATING TO THE ORIGIN OF GOODS

(B) ISSUE OF A DELIVERY *30 *40

VERIFICATION CERTIFICATE FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF DELIVERY OF STRATEGIC COMMODITIES INTO HONG KONG

THE TRADE

BY CONTACTING

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED ---------

DEPARTMENT ON TEL. NOS. 3-7222475 OR 3-7222492 FOR CERT IF I CATES OF ORIGIN AND 3-7222504 FOR DELIVERY VERIFICATION CERTIFICATES.

THE IMPORT AND EXPORT (FEES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1985 WERE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GAZETTE.

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WORKING UNDER ONE ROOF IN TUEN MUN *****

ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES IN TUEN MUN WILL SOON BE HOUSED UNDER ONE ROOF, FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING.

THE SEVEN-STOREY BUILDING IS PART OF THE TUEN MUN CIVIC AND CULTURAL COMPLEX WHICH ALSO COMPRISE AN AUDITORIUM, A MAGISTRACY, A POST OFFICE AND A BUS STATION.

♦IT WILL BE MORE CONVENIENT FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS TO VISIT VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS BECAUSE IT IS MORE CENTRALISED AND EASILY ACCESSIBLE,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE SAID.

SIX GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES HAVE ALREADY MOVED INTO THE NEW BUILDING LOCATED AT NO. 1 TUEN HI ROAD. THEY ARE THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICEl LABOUR, EDUCATION, SOCIAL WELFARE AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS, AND THE CIVIL AID SERVICES.

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, THE REGISTRAR GENERAL AND THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT WILL MOVE IN BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER, WHILE THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL MOVE INTO THE NEW ACCOMMODATIONS EARLY NEXT MONTH.

♦TIDY-UP WORK IS BEING CARRIED OUT ON ACCESS ROADS TO THE NEW BUILDING, AS WELL AS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES AND SUBWAYS,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦DIRECTIONAL SIGNS WILL BE PUT UP AT SUITABLE LOCATIONS TO GUIDE VISITORS TO THE BUILDING,^ HE ADDED.

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IMMIGRATION STAFF ON EUROPE STUDY TOUR * * *

FOUR SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE LEAVING ON A TWO-MONTH TOUR OF EUROPE NEXT WEEK TO STUDY IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE AND ITALY.

THE FOUR OFFICERS, MISS YOLANDA FUNG, MR NG WAI-LEUNG, MR LEUNG PING-KWAN AND MR LEE SEE-CHEUNG, WERE BRIEFED RECENTLY BY THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR ALAN CARTER, WHO TOLD THEM THAT HE ATTACHED GREAT IMPORTANCE TO OFFICERS OF HIS DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHING CONTACTS WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE FOUR WILL VISIT BRANCHES OF THE HOME OFFICE CONCERNED WITH IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY MATTERS, AS WELL AS IMMIGRATION OFFICES AND PORTS DURING THEIR STAY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

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ROAD TO SERVE HUNG HOM DEVELOPMENT PLANNED ft * * X ft

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS PLANNING TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO SERVE DEVELOPMENT SOUTH OF WINSLOW STREET IN HUNG HOM.

THE PROPOSAL WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A ROAD TO THE SOUTH OF HUNG HOM BUS TERMINUS TO SERVE CHINA TRAVEL SERVICES GODOWN NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION TO THE NORTH OF KOWLOON RAILWAY STATION.

THE GROUND-LEVEL ROAD AT CHEONG WAN ROAD WILL BE WIDENED TO LINK WINSLOW STREET AND CHEONG HANG ROAD TO THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY FREIGHT YARD.

MODIFICATION WORK TO THE ROADS WILL ALSO BE CARRIED OUT WITHIN THE AREA BOUNDED BY WINSLOW STREET, THE KCR BOUNDARY AND HUNG HOM BUS TERMINUS.

THE PROJECT WILL IMPROVE TRAFFIC IN THE AREA AND FACILITATE FREIGHT MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE FREIGHT YARD AND THE NEARBY GODOWNS.

THE NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A PLAN SHOWING THE WORKS CAN BE SEEN ATi

ft CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG I

ft DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON WEST, YAU MA TEI MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, LOTH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOONJ AND

ft KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, 141-1A3 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, KOWLOON.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL MUST BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY NOVEMBER 5.

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TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION FOR THE DEAF ******

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE SIXTH TABLE TENNIS COMPETITION FOR THE DEAF TO BE HELD JOINTLY BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF AT THE KAI TAK EAST INDOOR GAMES HALL NEXT MONTH.

♦THE EVENT HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL IN PROMOTING THE SPORT AMONG THE DEAF SINCE IT WAS FIRST STARTED IN 1980,+ AN URBAN COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID.

COMPETITIONS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO MEN’S SINGLES, MEN’S DOUBLES, LADIES’ SINGLES, LADIES’ DOUBLES AND MIXED DOUBLES FOR THOSE AGED 16 OR ABOVE, BETWEEN 12 AND 15 AND UNDER 12.

THEY ARE ALSO OPEN TO TEAMS FROM ALL DEAF SCHOOLS AND ORGANISATIONS.

THE PRELIMINARIES AND THE SEMI-FINALS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 13 AND THE FINALS ON OCTOBER 20. ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 24, 1985. ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF HEADQUARTERS, HONG KONG HOST LIONS CENTRE FOR THE DEAF AND LIONS KOWLOON CENTRE. FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT 5-480284.

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MARATHON CANOEING — A TEST OF ENDURANCE ******

THE VICTORIA HARBOUR WILL TURN INTO A SPECTACULAR SCENE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) WHEN SOME 200 CANOEISTS WILL CONTEND FOR THE HONG KONG OPEN MARATHON CANOEING CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE ANNUAL EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG CANOE UNION.

PARTICIPANTS WILL COMPETE ON A 32-KILOMETRE CRUISE, STARTING FROM HMS TAMAR TO REPULSE BAY, VIA CHAI WAN AND CAPE D’AGUI LAR CHECK POINTS.

THE EVENT WILL START AT 9 A.M. AND IS EXPECTED TO FINISH AT ABOUT 4 P.M.

URBAN COUNCILLOR MR EDMUND CHOW THE WINNERS AT REPULSE BAY.

WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO

NOTE TO EDITORSi YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE EVENT WHICH STARTS AT HMS TAMAR AT 9.00 A.M. ON SUNDAY. THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE AT ABOUT 4 P.M. AT REPULSE BAY.

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HOURLY PARKING AVAILABLE AT LORRY PARK * * * * *

HOURLY PARKING WILL BE INTRODUCED AT THE NORTH POINT LORRY PARK FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THE LORRY PARK, OPENED FOR USE ON JANUARY 1 THIS YEAR, HAS BEEN LIMITED TO USE BY MONTHLY PASS HOLDERS SO FAR.

THE HOURLY RATE FOR LORRY PARKING WILL BE $1 WHILE THE FEE FOR A MONTHLY PASS WILL REMAIN AT $200.

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NEW DATE FOR TESTS

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THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION JOINT SELECTION BOARD ANNOUNCED THAT THE INTERVIEWS AND PRACTICAL TESTS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE TODAY (FRIDAY) AT GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND SIR ROBERT BLACK COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE TROPICAL STORM TESS.

CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED THAT THE TESTS WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE RESPECTIVE COLLEGES ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

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SHA TIN WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SHA TIN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY SHA TIN RACE COURSE, SHA TIN SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS, SEAVIEW VILLA, RED BRIDGE BUNGALOW, CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AND MEI SHA FERRY PIER.

ON THE SAME DAY, SALT WATER SUPPLY TO THE WHOLE OF SAN PO KONG AREA WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE MO.

IYY FESTIVAL COMES TO A SUCCESSFUL END.................... 1

OUTREACHING SERVICE HELPING YOUTHS WITH PROBLEI® ......... 2

ANTI-NARCOTICS YOUTH CAMP OPENS........................... 3

TELEPHONE BOOKING FOR I.D. CARD RENEWAL................... 4

NEW MARKET COMPLEXES TO BE BUILT.......................... 5

INTERCHANGE TO BE BUILT FOR JUNK BAY ..................... 6

FLOWER STAMPS OUT ON SEPTEMBER 25 ........................ 6

TENDERS INVITED FOR REFRESHMENT KIOSK IN GARDE; S ........ 7

NEW MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR YOUTH CHOIR........................ 8

TV SHOW ENDS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WEEK....................... 8

CENTRAL, WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE MOVING................... 9

RESTRICTED ZONE SET UP ................................... 9

FIRING PRACTICE

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1985

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IYY FESTIVAL COMES TO A SUCCESSFUL END * K * * *

LADY YOUDE TODAY (SATURDAY) PRESENTED PRIZES TO AWARD WINNERS TO BRING THE MONTH-LONG IYY '85 YOUTH FESTIVAL TO A SUCCESSFUL END.

FIVE AWARD SCHEMES WERE ORGANISED DURING THE FESTIVAL, JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON THE 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR (CCCIYY) AND TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED, TO PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF INTERESTING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTHS TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR TALENT AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN VARIOUS FIELDS.

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE IYY '85 YOUTH FESTIVAL, THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE CCCIYY, MRS SELINA CHOW, CALLED ON YOUTHS TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND REGISTER AS A VOTER.

♦MORE THAN 110 000 YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD REACH THE AGE OF 21 AT THE END OF THIS YEAR AND ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER AS VOTERS,* SHE SAID.

BETWEEN NOW AND OCTOBER 1, THEY WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT AND SIGN UP SO THAT THEY CAN VOTE TO ELECT DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, URBAN COUNCILLOR AND REGIONAL COUNCILLOR IN FUTURE.

THIS IS A CALL TO WHICH ALL YOUNG PEOPLE IN HONG KONG SHOULD RESPOND, AS THEY DID TO THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR AND THE •85 YOUTH FESTIVAL,+ SHE ADDED.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE IYY ’85 YOUTH FESTIVAL, MR ROBERT CHAN, SAID HE WAS PLEASED WITH THE RESPONSE TO THE FESTIVAL.

MORE THAN 11 000 YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE FIVE AWARD COMPETITIONS COVERING THE FIELDS OF DESIGN, ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITY PLANNING, MUSIC AND INTER-SCHOOL EVENTS,* HE SAID.

THE FIVE YOUTH FESTIVAL SPECIALS SHOWN ON TELEVISION DURING AUGUST REACHED AN ESTIMATED AUDIENCE OF FOUR MILLION,+ HE ADDED.

DURING A BRIEF CEREMONY AT THE TVB STUDIO, LADY YOUDE PRESENTED PRIZES TO THE FIVE AWARD WINNERS AND SOUVENIRS TO THE CO-ORGANI SERS OF THE FESTIVAL.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE FUNCTION WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF TVB, SIR RUN RUN SHAW, AND THE PATRONS OF ’85 YOUTH FESTIVAL, SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO- MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN AND DR PHILIP KWOK.

THE YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD WENT TO MR HO SAI DUN, A 23-YEAR-OLD HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC STUDENT WHILE THE YOUNG TOUR CO-ORDINATOR AWARD WAS WON BY MISS SARAH TANG, A REGISTERED TOUR CO-ORDINATOR.

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THE HO LAP COLLEGE OF WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OUTDID NEARLY 100 SCHOOL TEAMS TO TAKE TOP HONOURS IN THE INTER-DISTRICT STUDEd TEAM CHAMPION AWARD.

WINNERS OF THE OTHER TWO AWARDS, CITY APPRENTICE TEAM CHAMPION AWARD AND YOUNG MUSIC PERFORMER WARD, WENT TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING AUTHORITY TEAM, AND MISS CHEN WAI A 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT OF THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS.

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OUTREACH ING SERVICE HELPING YOUTHS WITH PROBLEMS *****

THERE ARE AT PRESENT 18 OUTREACH I NG SOCIAL WORK TEAMS IN HONG KONG RUN BY EIGHT VOLUNTARY AGENCIES TO PREVENT YOUTH PROBLEMS AND TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIALS, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR STEPHEN LAW, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS’ TSUEN WAN OUTREACHING SOCIAL WORK TEAM OFFICE, HE SAID THE EXISTING SERVICE HAD JUST BEGUN, AND THERE WAS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT AND EXPANSION.

APART FROM ORGANISING COMMUNITY AND GROUP ACTIVITIES, THE VARIOUS OUTREACHING TEAMS WERE HANDLING MORE THAN 3 000 CASES.

SOCIAL WORKERS VISITED PLACES FREQUENTED BY YOUTHS SUCH AS SPORTS GROUNDS, FAST FOOD SHOPS AND GAMES HALLS TO TALK TO YOUTHS WHO WERE AGED BETWEEN SIX AND 24.

+AFTER THEY HAD ESTABLISHED INITIAL CONTACT AND WON THE TRUST OF YOUTHS, THE SOCIAL WORKERS CAN PROVIDE COUNSELLING AND HELP THOSE WITH ADAPTATION OR BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS CAUSED BY PERSONAL OR SOCIAL REASONS,* MR LAW SAID.

HE SAID THAT THE TSUEN WAN OUTREACHING TEAM OF THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUPS HAD BEEN SERVING THE TAI WO HAU, KWAI CHUNG, FUK LOI AND CHO YIU ESTATES FROM THEIR OFFICE IN TAI KOK TSUI. WITH THE OPENING OF THE TSUEN WAN OFFICE IN TAI WO HAU ESTATE IT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP TO THEIR WORK BY CUTTING DOWN ON TRAVELLING TIME.

♦I AM SURE ALL YOUR WORKERS WILL MAKE FULL USE OF THE CONVENIENT LOCATION OF THIS OFFICE AND CO-OPERATE WITH THE COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS TO CONTINUE SERVING YOUTHS IN THE AREA,* HE SAID.

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ANT I-NARCOTICS YOUTH CAMP OPENS

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YOUNG PEOPLE WERE TODAY (SATURDAY) URGED TO STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS BY PARTICIPATING IN HEALTHY ACTIVITIES.

THE APPEAL WAS MADE BY THE PRINCIPAL INFORMATION OFFICER OF THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, MR HANDRICK NG, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF AN ANTI-NARCOTICS YOUTH CAMP.

MR NG SAID THAT THE NUMBER OF PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 NEWLY REPORTED FOR INVOLVEMENT IN DRUGS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 DROPPED WHEN COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDENT PERIOD OF 1984.

A DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PERSONS PROSECUTED FOR MAJOR AND MINOR DRUG OFFENCES WAS ALSO RECORDED DURING THIS PERIOD.

+THESE ARE ENCOURAGING SIGNS WHICH SHOW THAT OUR PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY STRATEGY IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK,+ SAID MR NG.

+DESPITE THESE POSITIVE RESULTS, CONTINUING EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO REACH OUT TO YOUNG PEOPLE, WHO ARE MOST EXPOSED TO THE RISK OF DRUG ABUSE, TO PREVENT THEM FROM GETTING INVOLVED IN DRUGS,+ HE ADDED.

THE TWO-DAY CAMP, ORGANISED BY THE NARCOTICS DIVISION AS ONE OF ITS PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY PROGRAMMES FOR 1985-86, AIMED AT AROUSING PARTICIPANTS’ AWARENESS OF THE DRUG PROBLEM, ENHANCING THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE DANGERS OF DRUG ABUSE AND SHOWING HOW THEY COULD HELP IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE DRUG MENACE.

THE CAMP OFFERED A RICH EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING PROGRAMME INCLUDING DRUG EDUCATION TALKS, GROUP DISCUSSIONS, SLIDE AND FILM SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS AND GAMES WITH THE ANTI-NARCOTICS THEME.

IT WAS HOPED THAT THE ANT I-NARCOTICS MESSAGE WOULD REACH NOT ONLY THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE CAMP, BUT WOULD ALSO BE FURTHER PROMULGATED BY THEM TO THEIR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

THE CAMP, WHICH IS BEING HELD AT THE SAI KUNG OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ATTRACTED SOME 100 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM YOUTH CENTRES IN KOWLOON DISTRICTS.

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TELEPHONE BOOKING FOR I.D. CARD RENEWAL

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MEN BORN IN 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927 AND 1928 WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEW I.D. CARDS STARTING NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THIS PHASE WILL LAST UNTIL OCTOBER 12, DURING WHICH APPLICANTS CAN CALL AT ANY OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES, BRINGING ALONG THEIR OLD CARDS.

THESE OFFICES ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

+THE NEW I.D. CARD ISSUE SCHEME HAS NOW BEGUN TO AFFECT SENIOR RESIDENTS. FOR THEIR CONVENIENCE, A TELEPHONE BOOKING SYSTEM IS TO BE INTRODUCED WITH THE START OF THIS NEW PHASE,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

APPLICANTS MAY FIX AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE ISSUE OFFICES OF THEIR CHOICE BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AND BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON ON SATURDAY.

+T0 COMPLETE THE BOOKING PROCEDURE, APPLICANTS HAVE TO PROVIDE PARTICULARS SUCH AS THEIR NAME, I.D. CARD NUMBER AND YEAR OF BIRTH,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

SINCE SOME OF THE OLD-TYPE IDENTITY CARDS ONLY SHOW THE AGE OF THE HOLDER, IT IS EXPECTED THAT SOME APPLICANTS MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN ESTABLISHING THEIR EXACT YEARS OF BIRTH.

+IN SUCH CASES, THEY MAY BE ASKED TO FURNISH MORE PERSONAL DETAILS SO AS TO ENSURE THAT THEY BELONG TO THE RIGHT AGE GROUP,+ HE SAID.

+ IF AN APPLICANT WISHES TO VISIT AN OFFICE ON A PARTICULAR DAY, HE IS ADVISED TO MAKE THE TELEPHONE BOOKING WELL IN ADVANCE,* HE ADDED.

THE ADDRESSES OF THE ISSUE OFFICES AND THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR BOOKING APPOINTMENT ARE*

HONG KONG i BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. 5-747070

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 77 NGAU 3-7553679 TAU KOK ROAD.

WEST KOWLOON i CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND 3-7232442 FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

TSUEN WAN I EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND 0-4981259

FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET.

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SATURDAY, SKPTEMBKR 7, 1985

SHA TIN i SHATIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG 0-60591 jO

POK STREET.

YUEN LONG t HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP 0-79329'-

YICK ROAD.

TUEN MUN i CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND 0-862562

FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN.

SHEUNG SHU I i TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 0-927155

SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI.

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NEW MARKET COMPLEXES TO BE BUILT KOO

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 14-STOREY MARKET COMPLEX AT THE JUNCTION OF MONG KOK ROAD AND FA YUEN STREET.

THE NEW COMPLEX WILL BE ON A 1 660-SQUARE-METRE SITE NOW OCCUPIED BY A HAWKER BAZAAR.

THREE FLOORS OF THE COMPLEX WILL BE FOR MARKET STALLS AND ONE FLOOR FOR COOKED FOOD STALLS.

OTHER FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED INCLUDE OFFICES, A LIBRARY, SQUASH COURTS, GAMES ROOMS AND A MULTI-PURPOSE SPORTS HALL.

WORK ON THE COMPLEX IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TO BE COMPLETED BY LATE 1987.

MEANWHILE, A 123.7-MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MARKET COMPLEX IN SHU I WO STREET, KWUN TONG, HAS BEEN AWARDED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

THE NINE-STOREY BUILDING WILL HAVE THREE FLOORS OF MARKET STALLS AND A COOKED FOOD CENTRE.

THERE WILL ALSO BE OFFICE ACCOMMODATION, A LIBRARY AND A STUDY ROOM, SQUASH COURTS, A MULTI-PURPOSE SPORTS HALL AND A GAMES ROOM.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START THIS MONTH AND TAKE 21 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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INTERCHANGE TO BE BUILT FOR JUNK BAY

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THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GRADE-SEPARATED INTERCHANGE AT THE JUNCTION OF JUNK BAY ROAD AND SAU MAU PING ROAD IN KWUN TONG.

IT WILL FORM PART OF THE PRINCIPAL ACCESS TO ***•*£¥ J0WN’ AND ALSO PROVIDE ACCESS TO LAM TIN ESTATE BY WAY OF SAU MAU PING ROAD.

THE WORK INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 7O-METRE-LONG FLYOVER WITH FOOTPATHS ON BOTH SIDES AND TWO GROUND-LEVEL SLIP ROADS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 30 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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A SET OF SIX SPECIAL STAMPS DEPICTING FLOWERS OF HONG KONG WILL BE ISSUED BY THE POST OFFICE ON SEPTEMBER 25.

A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT HONG KONG, SITUATED NEAR THE NORTHERN LIMIT OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF TROPICAL ASIAN FLORA, HAD A LARGE VARIETY OF PLANTS AND THE SIX FLOWERS WERE NOTEWORTHY FOR THEIR BEAUTY OR FRAGRANCE OF THEIR BLOSSOMS.

THE SIX STAMPS TO BE ISSUED AREi

K MELASTOMA — 40 CENTS — A LARGE AND SHOWY PINK-PURPLE FLOWER. i

K CHINESE LILY — 50 CENTS — A WHITE TRUMPET-LIKE FLOWER.

* GRANTHAM’S CAMELLIA -- 60 CENTS — A LARGE WHITE FLOWER WITH DISTINCTIVE YELLOW STAMENS.

* NARCISSUS — $1.30 — FRAGRANT WHITE AND YELLOW FLOWERS.

K BAUHIN IA ■— $1.70 — A LARGE, FRAGRANT PURPLISH RED ORCHID-LIKE FLOWER.

* CHINESE NEW YEAR FLOWER — $5 — A PINK AND HANGING

FLOWER WITH CURIOUS STAMEN ARRANGEMENT WHICH RESEMBLES

A TINY FLOWER WITHIN A FLOWER.

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THE STAMPS, DESIGNED BY MR NICK JESSE, HAVE BEEN PRINTED BY BDT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTER ON UNWATERMARKED PAPER.

THEY WILL BE ON DISPLAY DAILY FROM SEPTEMBER 11 TO 18 ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AND IN TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE, MIDDLE ROAD, KOWLOON, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FIRST DAY COVERS AT 50 CENTS EACH WILL BE ON SALE ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11). ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SERVICING FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM THAT DAY TO SEPTEMBER 20 AT ALL POST OFFICES.

A SET OF SIX POSTCARDS SHOWING AN ENLARGEMENT OF EACH STAMP WILL ALSO BE ON SALE AT tl EACH.

THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THAT THE POST OFFICE HAS ISSUED POSTCARDS DEPICTING SPECIAL STAMPS.

THE FIRST SET WAS ISSUED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE +AVIATION+ SPECIAL ISSUE IN MARCH LAST YEAR, HE ADDED.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR REFRESHMENT KIOSK IN GARDENS * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING TENDERS TO OPERATE A LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSK AND TWO STALLS AT THE HONG KONG ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS.

THE KIOSK IS LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF A TWO-STOREY BUILDING FACING THE NEWLY COMPLETED FOUNTAIN TERRACE. THE STALLS ARE LOCATED RESPECTIVELY AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY NEAR ALBANY ROAD AND AT THE CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AT THE JUNCTION OF ROBINSON ROAD AND GARDEN ROAD.

THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE AWARDED A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT STARTING FROM NOVEMBER 1. 1985. THE RENTAL FOR THE LAST CONTRACT IN 1982 WAS 17 000 PER MONTH.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS ARE NOW OBTAINABLE FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), 12TH FLOOR, ICE HOUSE STREET.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE AND PLACED BY HAND IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS BEFORE 9 A.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1985. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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NEW MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR YOUTH CHOIR

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YOUNG MUSIC LOVERS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT YEARS OLD ARE BEING INVITED TO JOIN THE SOUTHERN CHOIR.

WHO ARE OVER 16 DISTRICT YOUTH

THE CHOIR IS MANAGED BY THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION WITH THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE DISTRICT BOARD.

+THE CHOIR, OPEN TO ALL YOUNGSTERS WHO LIKE SINGING, IS PARTICULARLY LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOME KNOWLEDGE IN MUSIC THEORY, VOCALISM OR CAN PLAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,-* A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THE PRACTISING HOURS OF THE CHOIR ARE FROM 7 PM TO 9 PM EVERY SUNDAY,+ HE ADDED.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE’S PUBLIC ENQUIRIES COUNTER AT THE ABERDEEN CENTRE, AND AT THE ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION’S OFFICE AT LEI CHAK HOUSE, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE.

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A TOTAL OF $30 000 IN CASH PRIZES WAS AWARDED TO WINNERS OF THE + INDUSTRI AL SAFETY WEEK+ TV PROGRAMME JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND TELEVISION BROADCASTS LTD.

THE PROGRAMME, AIMED AT PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AMONG WORKERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC, FEATURED SHORT DRAMAS ON WORK SAFETY IN VARIOUS TRADES AND A QUIZ COMPETITION.

THE PROGRAMME ENDED LAST (FRIDAY) NIGHT WHEN A WORKER OF THE YIU LIAN SHIPYARD, MR LEUNG SHI-SHING BEAT THREE OTHER CONTESTANTS TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE $10 000.

THE OTHER CONTESTANTS RECEIVED CASH PRIZES OF $5 000, $3 000 AND $1 000 RESPECTIVELY.

THE PRIZES WERE PRESENTED BY MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR CHAN KAM-CHUEN, ON TVB-JADE’S +ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT* SHOW.

APART FROM THE COMPETITION, THE PROGRAMME ALSO INCLUDED SINGING, DANCING, COMEDY AND THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW SAFETY DEVICES.

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CENTRAL, WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE MOVING * * *

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE OPERATING FROM ITS NEW OFFICE IN HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, 11TH FLOOR, CENTRAL, FROM NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE COUNTER WILL OPERATE FROM THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING. THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 5-8523002.

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT CAN BE CONTACTED ON 5-8523475J AND RESIDENTS WHO WANT TO MAKE USE OF THE +MEET-THE-PUBLIC+ SCHEME CAN MAKE APPOINTMENTS BY CALLING 5-8523491.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER, WITH EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 9, OF THE DISTRICT INFORMATION OFFICER (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), MR YING WAI-CHUEN, IS 5-8523471.

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RESTRICTED ZONE SET UP * * * *

AUSTIN ROAD BETWEEN PILKEM STREET AND ABOUT 40 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH NATHAN ROAD IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL BE DESIGNATE^ A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY STARTING 13 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER IQ).

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

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FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON FIVE DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

THE PRACTICE WILL BE FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM ON TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 10. 11, 12 AND 13), AND FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

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20 000 SIGN UP AS ELECTORS ....................................... 1

IMPORTANCE OF RESIDENTS' VIEWS STRESSED .......................... 2

FORUMS FOR LEGCO CANDIDATES ...................................... 2

MANPOWER SURVEY OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY TO START ..................... 3

FIRST URBCO MEETING AFTER RECESS ..............................

tihS. ON FILTH IN PROGRESS ....................................... 5

PHOTO COMPETITION TO FOCUS ON NT ................................. 6

SAND SCULPTURING TURNS FANTASIES INTO REALITIES .................. 7

ANOTHER URBAN COUNCIL BOOKSHOP OPENS IN K0WW0N ................... 7

QUEEN'S ROAD WEST TRAFFIC CHANGES ................................ 8

VISIT TO LADY TRENCH DAY NURSERY ................................. 9

TENDERS CAT,T,ED FOR MA ON SHAN DEVELOPMENT ...................... 9

GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE EXTENDED

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20 000 SIGN UP AS ELECTORS M * *

ABOUT 20 000 PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AS ELECTORS DURING THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE WHICH ENDS ON OCTOBER 1.

+THERE ARE THREE MORE WEEKS FOR THOSE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER IN THE EXERCISE WHICH STARTED ON AUGUST 15,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION SAID.

+THIS EXERCISE WILL BE PARTICULARLY MEANINGFUL TO SOME 112 000 YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE OR WILL TURN 21 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR,* HE SAID.

+ IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS SO THAT THEY CAN VOTE IN DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS,* HE ADDED.

ELIGIBLE VOTERS CAN SIGN UP AT ANY DISTRICT OFFICE OR DURING HOUSEHOLD VISITS BY DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF DURING THE COMING WEEKS.

VOTER REGISTRATION FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT POST OFFICES, IMMIGRATION OFFICES, HOUSING ESTATE OFFICES, BRANCHES OF THE HONG KONG BANK AND THE HANG SENG BANK, MUSEUMS, TOWN HALLS AND STADIA OPERATED BY THE URBAN SERVICES AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.

PROMOTION ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN ORGANISED THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICTS TO PROMOTE THE VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE INCLUDING PUBLICITY DISPLAYS, POSTERS AND SPECIAL DECORATED BUSES WHICH TOUR THE STREETS OF SEVERAL DISTRICTS.

RADIO AND TELEVISION ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE ALSO FREQUENTLY AIRED TO URGE PEOPLE TO REGISTER.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY REGISTERED VOTERS THAT THEY NEED NOT REGISTER AGAIN, BUT " CHANGED THEIR ADDRESS SHOULD REPORT IT TO THE ELECTORAL DIVISION.

UP TO LAST YEAR, 1.42 MILLION OF THE 2.9 ELIGIBLE VOTERS HAVE REGISTERED.

REGISTRATION AND

MILLION

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IMPORTANCE OF RESIDENTS’ VIEWS STRESSED

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COMMUNICATION BETWEEN AREA COMMITTEES AND RESIDENT BODIES SHOULD BE STRENGTHENED SO THAT RESIDENTS’ VIEWS CAN BE PROMPTLY REFLECTED TO THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE AUTHORITIES CONCERNED, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDY CHAN, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

HE WAS ELABORATING ON THE CONSULTATIVE FUNCTION OF THE THREE-TIER STRUCTURE OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND RESIDENT BODIES IN THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SYSTEM DURING A JOINT SEMINAR FOR RESIDENT BODIES IN THE POKFULAM CONSTITUENCY.

MR CHAN SAID CLOSE TIES BETWEEN AREA COMMITTEES AND RESIDENT BODIES WOULD ENABLE AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND RESIDENTS’ VIEWS AND DISTRICT AFFAIRS SO THAT THEY COULD MAKE PRAGMATIC PROPOSALS TO THE AUTHORITIES ON ISSUES OF LOCAL INTERESTS.

♦THESE VIEWS ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO PUSH FORWARD PLANS THAT WILL BEST SUIT RESIDENTS’ NEEDS,* HE SAID.

♦THE POKFULAM AREA COMMITTEE, FOR EXAMPLE, HAS GIVEN VALUABLE VIEWS CONCERNING THE USE OF A BUS-ONLY LANE TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC ALONG POKFULAM ROAD AND ON VARIOUS MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN SQUATTER AREAS,* HE ADDED.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM MORE THAN 20 MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND RESIDENT ASSOCIATIONS ATTENDED TODAY’S SEMINAR WHICH WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE POKFULAM AREA COMMITTEE.

SIMILAR SEMINARS WILL BE HELD IN THE TIN WAN AND SHEK PAI WAN CONSTITUENCY, THE STANLEY AND SHEK 0 CONSTITUENCY, AND THE ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU CONSTITUENCY BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

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FORUMS FOR LEGCO CANDIDATES * * *

FORUMS WILL BE HELD OF ELECTORAL COLLEGES TO TwO WEEKS.

FOR LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTION PRESENT THEIR PLATFORMS OVER THE

CANDIDATES NEXT

FIVE OF THE TEN CONSTITUENCIES IN THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTORAL COLLEGE HAVE HELD FORUMS RECENTLY TO INTRODUCE THEIR CANDIDATES TO ELECTORS AND THE PUBLIC.

THE THREE CANDIDATES IN THE HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST) CONSTITUENCY WILL HOLD TWO FORUMS THIS WEEK. THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FORUM WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) AT 8 PM IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL OF THE ABERDEEN CULTURAL CENTRE, FIFTH FLOOR ABERDEEN MARKET COMPLEX, 205 ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD.

/THE CENTRAL .......

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1985

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT FORUM WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) AT 7.30 PM IN THE WESTERN COMMUNITY CENTRE, 36A WESTERN STREET, SAI YING PUN.

THE CANDIDATES IN THIS CONSTITUENCY ARE MR KEITH LAM HON-KEUNo OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND MR LIU LIT-FOR AND MR ANTHONY NG SUNG-MAN FROM THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT.

THE FIVE CANDIDATES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) CONSTITUENCY, WHICH COMPRISES TUEN MUN AND YUEN LONG DISTRICTS, WILL HOLD THEIR FORUM ON SEPTEMBER 15 (SUNDAY) AT 2.30 PM IN THE YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR CENTRE, YAN CHING CIRCUIT, TUEN MUN.

THE TWO CANDIDATES FROM TUEN MUN DISTRICT ARE MR KINGSLEY SIT HO-YIN AND MR TSO SHIU-WAI, WHILE THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT CANDIDATES ARE MR WILLIAM MAN FOR-TAI, MR TAI CHIN-WAH AND DR TANG SIU-TONG.

THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT FORUM WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 21 (SATURDAY) AT 3 PM IN THE MEI FOO SUN CHUEN COMMUNITY HALL, 38 BROADWAY, MEI FOO SUN CHUEN. THE TWO CANDIDATES ARE MR AMBROSE CHEUNG WING-SUM AND MR CHUNG PUI-LAM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER ALL THE FORUMS.

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MANPOWER SURVEY OF TEXTILE INDUSTRY TO START

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THE TEXTILE TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL CONDUCT A MANPOWER SURVEY TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDUSTRY.

THE SURVEY WILL BE CARRIED OUT WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT FROM SEPTEMBER 11 TO SEPTEMBER 26.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID HONG KONG TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS, RENOWNED FOR THEIR FLEXIBILITY, COULD HANDLE AND MEET THE DEMANDS OF ALMOST OF THEIR BUYERS.

HE SAID FOR MANUFACTURERS TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE THEY HAD HAVE TO CONTINUE INVESTING IN HIGH-TECH EQUIPMENT AND THE TRAINING OF PERSONNEL AT VARIOUS LEVELS.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1985

HE SAID THE BOARD WOULD BE MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS ON MANPOWER PLANNING AND TRAINING TO THE GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS THE INDUSTRY, ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY LETTER HAVE BEEN SENT TO ABOUT 1 OOO TEXTILE ESTABLISHMENTS AND OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL BE CALLING ON THE ESTABLISHMENTS TO ASSIST IN COMPLETING THEM.

EMPLOYERS ARE URGED TO CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION, WHICH WILL BE USED FOR THE FORMULATION OF FUTURE TRAINING PLANS.

INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE HANDLED IN THE STRICTIST CONFIDENCE AND WILL ONLY BE PUBLISHED AS STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENT.

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FIRST URBCO MEETING AFTER RECESS * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MONTHLY OPEN MEETING AT 2.30 P.M. ON TUESDAY AFTER THE SUMMER RECESS.

THE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, WILL MOVE TWO MOTIONS TO ADOPT THE AUDITED STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AND STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1985, AND THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 1985.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE, DR DENNY HUANG, WILL ALSO MAKE A STATEMENT ON THE LICENSING OF BILLIARD TABLES IN PRIVATE CLUBS.

DURING QUESTION TIME, MR TONG KAM-BIU WILL ASK HOW THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL HANDLE MANY INCIDENTS OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS (GDTS) BEING ATTACKED, ASSAULTED OR THREATENED BY HAWKERS WHILE CARRYING OUT THEIR DUTIES.

HE ALSO WANTS KNOW THE RESULTS OF THE EXPERIMENTS ON THE NEW ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATIONS FOR THE GDTS IN WAN CHAI AND YAU MA TEI DISTRICTS.

MR KWAN LIM-HO WILL ENQUIRE IF THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS THE POWER TO RESTRICT OR PERMIT THE ERECTION OF SIGN-BOARDS IN COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS.

HE FURTHER WANTS TO KNOW WHETHER THE NEON-SIGNS ALONb NATHAN ROAD IN MONG KOK AND YAU MA TEI WILL CAUSE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IF THEY ARE NOT PROPERLY MAINTAINED.

/MR SAMUEL........

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1985

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MR SAMUEL WONG WILL QUESTION WHETHER THE POWER OF THE LRBAN COUNCIL HAS GRADUALLY ERODED AWAY EVER SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

IN THE LIGHT OF CHAOS RESULTING FROM A RECENT CONCERT AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM WHEN THE SINGER MADE HIS SURPRISE RE-APPEARANCE AFTER THE PERFORMANCE WAS OVER, MR WONG WANTS TO KNOW IF THE COUNCIL WILL TAKE MEASURES TO PREVENT SUCH INCIDENTS FROM RECURRING.

MR JOSEPH CHAN WILL ASK WHETHER THE URBAN SERVICES ?J.P.ARJMENT WILL REVIEW AND ASSESS THE REALISTIC LEVEL OF THE IO RENTAL CHARGED FOR TENANCIES IN URBAN COUNCIL MARKETS IN

VIEW OF MANY VACANT STALLS.

HE WILL ALSO ENQUIRE IF MORE SUITABLE SITES CAN BE FOUND TO REPLACE THE TWO PROPOSED OFF-STREET REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS AT ABERDEEN RESERVOIR ROAD AND APLICHAU MA'N STRFFT ,N V,EW 0F THE MANY OBJECTIONS FROM LOCAL RES IDENTS.

COUNCILLORS WILL DISCUSS TwO PAPERS AT COMMITTEE STAGE: THE QUARTERLY REPORT ON THE COUNCIL’S CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME FOR 1984/85 TO 1988/89 AND THE PROCUREMENT OF STORES AND SERVICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER

AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE OPEN MEETING WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN EDINBURGH PLACE AT 2.30 P.M. ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

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WAR ON FILTH IN PROGRESS * * * * *

THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF AN URBAN COUNCIL BLITZ NOW UNDERWAY IN ALL THE URBAN DISTRICTS IS CLEAN CANOPIES.

AND BACK LANES, HAWKER AREAS AND STREETS WILL NOT BE NEGLECTED BY THE TEAMS OF URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ENGAGED IN THE SWEEP.

EACH DISTRICT IS DIVIDED UP INTO SECTORS, EACH OF WHICH WILL BE RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE DAY OF INTENSIVE CLEANING.

RESIDENTS AND SHOPKEEPERS ARE BEING URGED TO ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT WHILE THE CLEAN-UP IS IN PROGRESS IN THEIR SECTOR.

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THEY SHOULD CLEAN THEIR CANOPIES, ROOFS AND THE COMMON PARTS OF BUILDINGS. SHOPKEEPERS ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO CLEAR BACK LANES AND WHITEWASH THE WALLS AROUND THEIR PREMISES.

REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES WILL SERVE AS TEMPORARY COLLECTION POINTS AT WHICH PEOPLE MAY DISCARD THEIR UNWANTED JUNK.

THOSE WHO OBSTRUCT WITH CLEANSING OPERATIONS WILL BE PROSECUTED.

THE NUMBER OF SECTORS AND LENGTH OF TIME SPENT IN A PARTICULAR DISTRICT WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE SIZE AND STATE CF CLEANLINESS OF THE DISTRICT.

TWO MONTHS WILL BE SPENT CLEANING UP KWUN TONG, THE CHAMPION WITH 25 SECTORS.

AT THE OTHER END OF THE SCALE IS CENTRAL WITH ONLY EIGHT SECTORS REQUIRING ONLY NINE DAYS OF CLEANSING.

ALL OPERATIONS WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF OCTOBER. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY CALL THE LITTER HOTLINE — 5-95555 ~ TO FIND OUT WHEN THE BLITZ WILL TAKE PLACE IN THEIR SECTOR.

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PHOTO COMPETITION TO FOCUS ON NT

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PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO SHOW THEIR SKILL BY TAKING PART IN THE +N.T. IN PHOTO 1985+ COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE COMPETITION AIMS TO PROMOTE PUBLIC INTEREST, PARTICULARLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, IN THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

PARTICIPANTS MAY EITHER ENTER THE OPEN GROUP OR THE STUDENT GROUP COMPETITION IN THE COLOUR PRINT OR MONOCHROME PRINT CATEGORIES.

ENTRIES FOR THE OPEN GROUP SHOULD MEASURE 20 CM BY 25 CM AND THOSE FOR THE STUDENT GROUP, 8 CM BY 12 CM.

A PARTICIPANT CAN SUBMIT ANY NUMBER OF ENTRIES. EACH ENTRY MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ENTRY FORM AND A BRIEF NOTE ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH.

ENTRIES SHOULD REACH ANY OF THE RSD’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES BY POST OR BY HAND ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 30.

WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT.

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SAND SCULPTURING TURNS FANTASIES INTO REALITIES * * *

HONG OPEN WERE

testing their smlK in a sand sculpturing cohpetition.

tuc cvpmt WHICH IS FIRST OF ITS KIND EVER HELD IN THE URBAN AREA WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE SOL DISTRICT SPORTS PROMOTION OFFICE.

THE COMPETITION WAS DIVIDED INTO THREE SR0^8l FAMILY, OPEN AND INVITATION. THE OPEN AND ’NVITATION GROUPS BOTH COMPRISED SEVEN TEAMS WHILE THE OPEN GROUP COMPRISED 12.

PARTICIPANTS STARTED TO DESIGN THEIR WORKS AT 10.45 AM AND LABOURED WITH FUN TO SEE THEIR IDEAS GRADUALLY TAKING SHAP AND ADMIRED BY LARGE CROWDS OF SPECTATORS.

MANY PARTICIPANTS USED THE SLOGAN OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR 1985 — +PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT, PEACE* AS THE THEME OF THEIR SCULPTURES.

ALL WORKS WERE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THEIR TECHNIQUE, CREATIVITY AND RELEVANCY TO THE SUBJECT.

THE TITLE +21ST CENTURY HOUSING DESIGN* TOOK THE LAURELS OF THE FAMILY GROUP, WHILE THE SCUPLTURE NAMED +FAMILY+ WAS THE WINNER OF THE OPEN GROUP. THE CHAMPION OF THE INVITATION GROUf WAS +PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT, PEACE*.

AT THE END OF THE COMPETITION, THE WINNERS WERE PRESENTED WITH TROPHIES AND BADGES.

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ANOTHER URBAN COUNCIL BOOKSHOP OPENS IN KOWLOON * * *

WITH THE OPENING OF A NEW URBAN COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS CENTRE ON THE MEZZANINE LEVEL OF THE KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY BUILDING IN PUI CHING ROAD, RESIDENTS CAN NOW HAVE AN EASY ACCESS TO COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS.

THE NEW CENTRE WHICH OPENS TOMORROW (MONDAY) IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY VARIOUS FORMS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT INCLUDING KMB BUSES, CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL BUSES, MTR AND KCR TRAINS.

IT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 5.30 P.M. DURING WEEKDAYS AND BETWEEN 9.30 A.M. AND 1.30 P.M. ON SATURDAYS.

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WITH A TOTAL AREA OF ABOUT 100 SQUARE METRES, THE NEW CENTRE IS WELL STOCKED WITH A WIDE RANGE OF INTERESTING AND EDUCATIONAL BOOKS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS ON ART, CULTURE AND ASSOCIATED SUBJECTS, INCLUDING EXHIBITION CATALOGUES, ART REPRODUCTIONS AND A SERIES OF THE FLORA, FAUNA AND MINERALS CF HONG KONG — ALL PRODUCED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL.

SO FAR, THE COUNCIL HAS PUBLISHED MORE THAN 280 TITLES CF BOOKS.

+MOST OF THESE PUBLICATIONS HAVE PROVED TO BE FAIRLY POPULAR AMONG THE PUBLIC BECAUSE OF THEIR RICH CONTENTS AND COLOURFUL ILLUSTRATIONS,+ ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL.

+ALSO, IT IS THE COUNCIL’S AIM TO KEEP PUBLICATION PRICES WITHIN THE REACH OF THE BUYING PUBLIC AS THE COUNCIL REGARDS THE PUBLISHING OF BOOKS AS A COMMUNITY SERVICE. THE AVERAGE SELLING PRICE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS IS ABOUT $10 WITH THE MOST EXPENSIVE ON BEING $90 FOR A LAVISH VOLUME ON BAMBOO CARVING.+

THERE ARE MANY POSTCARDS AND PRINTS ON SALE AT SOME OF THE LOWEST PRICES AVAILABLE ANYWHERE. ALSO ON SALE ARE ATTRACTIVE SOUVENIRS INCLUDING T-SHIRTS, TIES AND KEY CHAINS.

IN ADDITION, THE CENTRE STOCKS FREE INFORMATION MATERIALS ON THE COUNCIL AND ITS WORK.

ALSO OFFERING THE SAME SERVICE IS THE FIRST URBAN COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS CENTRE ON HONG KONG ISLAND WHICH WAS OPENED IN DECEMBER 1979. IT IS LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR CF CLUB LUSITANO BUILDING, 16 ICE HOUSE STREET.

THE COUNCIL ALSO MAINTAINS A BOOKSHOP IN THE FOYER OF THE CITY HALL LOW BLOCK WHICH IS OPEN BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 8 P.M. DAILY EXCEPT ON MONDAYS.

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QUEEN’S ROAD WEST TRAFFIC CHANGES X X H X X

VEHICLES ON QUEEN’S ROAD WEST WESTBOUND WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT INTO WESTERN STREET, THEN PROCEED INTO FIRST STREET TO REJOIN POK FU LAM ROAD FROM 8 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

THE MEASURE, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR ABOUT FIVE WEEKS, IS IMPLEMENTED IN CONNECTION WITH ROAD WORK AT QUEEN’S ROAD WEST.

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VISIT TO LADY TRENCH DAY NURSERY

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ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR A PRESS VISIT TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S LADY TRENCH DAY NURSERY ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) MORNING.

PRIOR TO THE TOUR, A BRIEFING WILL BE GIVEN BY OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT ON THE OPERATION OF THE NURSERY, TRAINING OF CHILD-CARE STAFF, AND WORK OF THE CHILD-CARE CENTRES ADVISORY INSPECTORATE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE VISIT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE, LADY TRENCH DAY NURSERY AND TRAINING CENTRE, 44 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI AT 10.15 AM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

TENDERS CALLED FOR MA ON SHAN DEVELOPMENT *****

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR SITE FORMATION AND ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORK AT MA ON

SHAN.

THE WORKS INCLUDE THE FORMATION OF 3.2 HECTARES OF LAND NEAR WU KAI SHA AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT 2.3 KILOMETRES CF SINGLE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WITH FOOTPATH AND CYCLE TRACKS, AROUND YIU ON ESTATE WHICH IS NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT IS THE PROVISION OF STORMWATER DRAINS, A TRUNK SEWER, A FOUL SEWER SYSTEM, A BOX CULVERT AND A PEDESTRIAN-CYCLIST SUBWAY.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 20 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE EXTENDED * * * *

SAN AND

crffn MINIBUS ROUTE 45 IN TUEN MUN WILL BE EXTENDED FROM FAT^ESTATE TO SAN HUI MARKET VIA TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD SAN TSING STREET FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 11).

SECTION FARE OF $1.20 WILL BE INTRODUCED FOR SINGLE JOURNEYS BETWEEN TUEN MUN FERRY AND SAN HUI MARKET.

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CONTENTS PAGE NO.

IMPORTANCE OF SEOUL MEETING STRESSED ........................ 1

U.S. LOBBYING TO BE STEPPED UP .............................. 2

ATTORNEY GENERAL TO VISIT CHINA ............................. 2

REGISTERED ELECTORS TO GET POLL CARDS ....................... 3

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME OFFERED.............. 't

MORE INTEREST SHOWN IN YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ......... 5

LARGEST COLUMBARIUM TO BE BUILT IN WONG TAI SIN ........... 5

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR JUDO, TABLE TENNIS COURSES ............ 6

COMPETITION FOR CLEANEST BUILDING IN EASTERN LAUNCHED ....... 6

CHEONG-LEEN VISITS MACAU .................................... 7

TAI PO TO HOLD TREE PLANTING DAY ............................ 8

LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION FOR TAI PO ....................... 9

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ABERDEEN STREET ........................ 9

WATER STORAGE FIGURE ........................................ 9

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1985

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IMPORTANCE OF SEOUL MEETING STRESSED K M * * *

THE MEETING ON TEXTILES BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, ON SEPTEMBER 3 TO 7 WAS IMPORTANT. THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

♦IT PROVIDED AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR DEVELOPING EXPORTING COUNTRIES TO EXCHANGE VIEWS FRANKLY, PARTICULARLY ON THE QUESTION OF THE MFA, WHETHER IT SHOULD BE EXTENDED, MODIFIED OR DISCONTINUED AFTER JULY 31, 1986,+ HE SAID.

♦THE MEETING TOOK INTO ACCOUNT THE VIEWS EXPRESSED AT THE TEXTILE COMMITTEE MEETING ON JULY 23, 1985,+ HE ADDED.

IN A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE MEETING. PARTICIPANTS MAINTAINED THAT THE GATT MINISTERIAL DECLARATION OF 1982 PROVIDED THE BASIS FOR THE LIBERALISATION OF TRADE IN TEXTILES AND CLOTHING, AND EXPRESSED THEIR READINESS TO CONTINUE THE DISCUSSIONS IN A CONSTRUCTIVE AND POSITIVE SPIRIT.

PARTICIPANTS ALSO REITERATED THEIR SERIOUS CONCERN OVER PROTECTIONIST MEASURES AND PRESSURES ORIGINATING IN IMPORTING COUNTRIES, THE MOST NOTABLE BEING THE PROPOSED U.S. TEXTILE AND APPAREL TRADE ENFORCEMENT ACT OF 1985 (+THE JENKINS BILL+).

IF ENACTED, THE BILL WOULD CONSTITUTE A UNILATERAL TRADE MEASURE AND WOULD BE A VIOLATION OF THE UNITED STATES MULTILATERAL AND BILATERAL OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE GATT AND THE MFA.

BY INTRODUCING FORMALLY THE ELEMENT OF DISCRIMINATION IN A KEY SECTOR OF TRADE, THE BILL WOULD UNDERMINE THE VERY BASIS OF THE PRESENT OPEN MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM. IT WAS ALSO CONSIDERED THAT SUCH DEMANDS FOR ADDITIONAL DISCRIMINATORY PROTECTION WERE AN ENTIRELY UNSATISFACTORY RESPONSE TO PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TEXTILES AND CLOTHING. PARTICIPANTS URGED THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION TO CONTINUE TO OPPOSE SUCH PROTECTIONIST PRESSURES.

♦THE PROCESS OF COORDINATION AMONG DEVELOPING COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES WILL CONTINUE IN GENEVA, IN PREPARATION FOR FURTHER DISCUSSIONS ON THE MFA, A PROCESS STARTED IN THE JULY TEXTILES COMMITTEE MEETI NG,♦ MR MACLEOD SAID.

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION TO THE SEOUL MEETING WAS LED BY MR MACLEOD AND INCLUDED MR MICHAEL CARTLAND AND MISS YVONNE CHOI OF THE GENEVA OFFICE AND MRS LESS IE WEI FROM THE TRADE DEPARTMENT.

THE MEETING, HOSTED BY THE SOUTH KOREA GOVERNMENT, WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF ARGENTINA, BANGLADESH, BRAZIL, CHINA, COLOMBIA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EGYPT, GUATEMELA, INDIA, INDONESIA, JAMAICA, MACAU, MALAYSIA, PAKISTAN, PERU, PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, SRI LANKA, THAILAND, TURKEY AND URUGUAY.

THE NEXT MAJOR COORDINATION MEETING AMONG THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ON THE MFA WILL BE HELD IN BEIJING IN MARCH NEXT YEAR.

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U.S. LOBBYING TO BE STEPPED UP *****

THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL HAS AGREED TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO ENABLE HONG KONG’S LOBBYING EFFORTS AGAINST PROTECTIONISM IN THE UNITED STATES TO BE STEPPED UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, SAID TODAY (MONDAY)r ♦ONE OF THE PURPOSE OF MY VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES THIS WEEK WILL BE TO INTERVIEW POSSIBLE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN SHORT-LISTED. I SHALL BE JOINED BY JACK TANG OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND KENNETH FANG OF THE TEXTAB IN THE INTERVIEW.

♦IT IS HOPED AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE SOON.+

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ATTORNEY GENERAL TO VISIT CHINA

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THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR MICHAEL THOMAS, WILL BE VISITING CHINA FROM SEPTEMBER 10-19 AT THE INVITATION OF THE CHINA LAW SOCIETY.

HE WILL VISIT PEKING, NANJING, SUZHOU AND SHANGHAI. HE WILL MEET OFFICIALS FROM THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE AND THE LAW SOCIETY IN PEKING AND LAWYERS IN THE OTHER CITIES.

HE WILL GIVE A LECTURE ON HONG KONG’S LEGAL SYSTEM TO THE UNIVERSITY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND LAW IN PEKING, AND A LECTURE ON MARITIME LAW IN SHANGHAI.

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REGISTERED ELECTORS TO GET POLL CARDS * * * *

REGISTERED ELECTORS IN THE COMING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL SOON RECEIVE THEIR POLL CARDS WHICH WILL TELL THEM WHERE AND WHEN THEY WILL CAST THEIR VOTES.

THE POLL CARDS ARE BEING SENT TODAY TO SOME 43 500 INDIVIDUAL ELECTORS AND AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES OF NON-INDIVIDUAL ELECTORS IN CONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES.

THEY CONTAIN THE NAME OF THE CONSTITUENCY, THE DATE OF THE ELECTION, THE HOURS OF THE POLL AND THE ADDRESS OF THE DESIGNATED POLLING STATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION POINTED OUT THAT A POLL CARD WAS NOT A DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY, BUT IF IT WAS PRODUCED AT THE DESIGNATED POLLING STATION IT WOULD CERTAINLY HELP AVOID DELAY IN THE ELECTION PROCESS.

AN ELECTOR WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE AS LONG AS HE ATTENDS AT THE DESIGNATED POLLING STATION WITHIN THE SPECIFIED HOURS OF THE POLL AND PRODUCES HIS HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD FOR INSPECTION.

AN AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE OF A NON-1 ND IVIDUAL ELECTOR WHO IS NOT A HONG KONG RESIDENT WILL HAVE TO PRODUCE HIS PASSPORT FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSE,+ HE SAID.

POLL CARDS WOULD NOT BE ISSUED TO THE 3 600 ELECTORS IN THE UNCONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES, WHICH ARE THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY, AND THE COMMERCIAL II, INDUSTRIAL I, FINANCIAL, AND LABOUR FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

SHOULD ANY ELECTOR IN A CONTESTED CONSTITUENCY FAIL TO RECEIVE A POLL CARD BY SEPTEMBER 16 OR WISH TO MAKE ANY ENQUIRY, IE SHOULD CONTACT THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION AT 5-270380 OR 5-270369.

IT IS INTENDED TO ISSUE TO ALL REGISTERED ELECTORS AND THEIR AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES GUIDANCE ON HOW TO MARK A BALLOT PAPER NEARER THE TIME OF ELECTION,♦ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME OFFERED * * * * *

PEOPLE WHO LIVE, WORK OR STUDY IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OF TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE OPERATION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD BY PARTICIPATING IN A +DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME*.

THE SCHEME, ORGANISED BY THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TRAINING SCHEME AND SPONSORED BY THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD, WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN OCTOBER AND FEBRUARY AND THE BUDGET FOR THE SCHEME IS $45 600.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE SAID THE SCHEME IS AIMED AT PROMOTING RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND WIDER CONCERN FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DISTRICT.

♦PARTICIPANTS, THROUGH VARIOUS ACTIVITIES, WILL BETTER UNDERSTAND THE OPERATION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE IMPACT OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT,+ HE SAID.

DURING THE TRAINING PERIOD, THERE WILL BE 13 TRAINING SESSIONS, INCLUDING LECTURES, BRIEFINGS, MOCK DB MEETINGS, VISITS TO DB MEETINGS AND THE UMELCO OFFICE, GROUP WORKS, DISCUSSIONS AND RESEARCH PROJECTS.

♦THROUGH THESE ACTIVITIES, PARTICIPANTS CAN ALSO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS IN PUBLIC SPEAKING, CHAIRING A MEETING, NEGOTIATION, DECISION-MAKING AND PROBLEM-SOLVI NG,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SCHEME IS OPEN TO ALL INDIVIDUALS AGED 18 OR ABOVE AND APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES. THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 14.

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MORE INTEREST SHOWN IN YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE *-»***

WITH BUSINESS CONFIDENCE IMPROVING, THERE HAS BEEN GROWING INTEREST IN SITES AT THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, A SPOKEi.-iAN FOR THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION SAID TODAY (hONDAY).

RECENTLY, YAU SANG GALVANIZERS (HOT-DIP) COMPANY LIMITED HAD BEEN GRANTED A SITE OF ABOUT 3 700 SQUARE METRES FOR ITS PRODUCTION OF MILD STEEL MATERIALS.

YAU SANG IS THE FOURTH COMPANY TO BE SET UP ON THE 67-HECTARE ESTATE WHICH WAS COMPLETED LAST YEAR AND IS SITUATED ABOUT A KILOMETRE NORTH OF YUEN LONG NEW TOWN.

SITES IN THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE WITH ITS FULL RANGE OF INFRASTRUCTURE ARE AVAILABLE FOR INDUSTRIALISTS WHO CANNOT OTHERWISE BE ACCOMMODATED IN TRADITIONAL HIGH-RISE FACTORIES BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THEIR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, OR WHO CAN DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY ARE BROADENING AND IMPROVING THE BASE OF INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG.

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LARGEST COLUMBARIUM TO BE BUILT IN WONG TAI SIN

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THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED AN $18 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF HONG KONG’S LARGEST COLUMBARIUM IN WONG TAI SIN.

THE EIGHT-STOREY COLUMBARIUM, TO ACCOMMODATE 36 698 NICHES, WILL BE BUILT ADJACENT TO THE EXISTING DIAMOND HILL CREMATORIUM.

THERE WILL BE THREE JOSS PANS ON EACH FLOOR WHICH WILL BE CONNECTED TO A VERTICAL FLUE TO COLLECT ASHES AT THE GROUND FLOOR. THE JOSS PANS WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED WITH A SPECIALLY DESIGNED EXHAUST SYSTEM.

OTHER FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE INCENSE BURNERS AND WOODEN BENCHES.

WORK ON THE URBAN COUNCIL PROJECT WILL START THE MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR.

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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR JUDO, TABLE TENNIS COURSES KOK

THE FINAL PHASE OF THE JUDO DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR CHILDREN, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AND THE HONG KONG JUDO ASSOCIATION, WILL BE LAUNCHED NEXT MONTH.

THE SCHEME IS AIMED AT DISCOVERING THE TALENTED AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH PROPER TRAINING.

THREE ADVANCED TRAINING COURSES WILL BE HELD AT THIS STAGE AND THOSE WHO ARE QUALIFIED YELLOW OR ORANGE BELTS AND AGED BETWEEN 10 AND 16 ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART.

COURSES WILL START ON OCTOBER 13, 14 AND 16 AT THE LIM POR YEN CENTRE, THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AND THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE IN SHA TIN.

APPLICANTS MUST ATTEND AN AUDITION ON OCTOBER 6 AT THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE. COURSE FEE IS *10.

AN INTERMEDIATE TABLE TENNIS INSTRUCTORS TRAINING COURSE WILL ALSO BE HELD AT THE CENTRE FROM OCTOBER 15 TO NOVEMBER 26.

THE COURSE, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE BRANCH, JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE AND THE HONG KONG TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION, IS FOR QUALIFIED JUNIOR TABLE TENNIS INSTRUCTORS ABOVE 18 YEARS OF AGE. COURSE FEE IS $30.

FORMS AND DETAILS ON BOTH COURSES CAN BE OBTAINED AT MSB’S SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES SECTION AT 14TH FLOOR, RUTTONJEE HOUSE, 11 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT 5-224415.

COMPETITION FOR CLEANEST BUILDING IN EASTERN LAUNCHED

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A COMPETITION HAS BEEN LAUNCHED TO FIND OUT WHICH IS THE CLEANEST BUILDING IN EASTERN DISTRICT.

THE COMPETITION IS AIMED AT ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND TO REMIND THEM OF THE IMPORTANCE OF DOMESTIC CLEANLINESS IN BUILDINGS.

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ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, DISTRICT OFFICE, THE EASTERN DISTRICT CLEAN HONG KONG COMMITTEE, URBAN COUNCIL, AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT FEDERATION OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDING ORGANISATION, THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ALL OWNERS CORPORATIONS. MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES (INCLUDING THOSE IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES) AND BUILDING MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT.

ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED UNDER THE NAME OF A BUILDING AND THE DEADLINE IS ON SEPTEMBER 30. PARTICIPANTS WILL COMPETE IN A PRELIMINARY COMPETITION ON AN AREA BASIS WITH ONE BUILDING IN EACH AREA ENTERING THE FINALS.

ADJUDICATORS FOR THE PRELIMINARIES WILL BE AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF THE RESPECTIVE AREAS, WHILE THE PANEL OF JUDGES FOR THE FINALS WILL COMPRISE REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL THE ORGANISING BODIES.

WINNERS OF THE CLEANEST BUILDING WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES AT AN EASTERN DISTRICT CLEAN HONG KONG FUN DAY IN EARLY DECEMBER.

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CHEONG-LEEN VISITS MACAU

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, LEFT FOR MACAU THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON FOR A DAY’S VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE MACAU MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, MAJOR CARLOS AMORIM ALGEOS AYRES.

DURING HIS STAY THERE, MR CHEONG-LEEN WILL PAY A COURTESY CALL ON THE GOVERNOR OF MACAU, REAR-ADMIRAL VASCO DE ALMEIDA E COSTA.

LATER IN THE AFTERNOON, HE WILL ATTEND THE PREVIEWS OF TWO EXHIBITIONS OF THE DRAWINGS ON MACAU BY AN ENGLISH PAINTER, GEORGE CHINNERY, AT THE LUIS DE CAMOES MUSEUM AND AT THE NEW LEAL SENADO’S ART GALLERIES. ON SHOW AT THE TWO EXHIBITIONS ARE RARE COLLECTIONS OF DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLOURS FROM THE ORIENTAL LIBRARY OF TOKYO AND THE GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF LISBON.

IN THE EVENING, MR CHEONG-LEEN WILL ATTEND A DINNER HOSTED BY THE MACAU MUNICIPAL COUNCIL BEFORE RETURNING TO HONG KONG AT ABOUT 10 P.M.

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TAI PO TO HOLD TREE PLANTING DAY * * *

ABOUT 120 COMMUNITY-SPIRITED STUDENTS IN TAI PO WILL TAKE F IN A DISTRICT-WIDE TREE PLANTING DAY ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) ~ HELP BEAUTIFY THE ENVIRONMENT.

A CEREMONY TO MARK THE TAI PO TREE PLANTING DAY, ORGANISED E< THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD AT THE JUNCTION OF TING KOK ROAD AND TUNG TSZ ROAD.

SAPLINGS OF BOTH DECIDUOUS AND EVERGREEN TREES, INCLUDING LAGERSTROEMIA SPECIOSA, GREVILLEA BAUKSII, SAPIUM DISCOLOR, AILANTHUS FORDII AND MELALEUCA LEUCADENDRON, WILL BE PLANTED DURING THE CEREMONY.

WHEN FULLY GROWN, THEY WILL PROVIDE SHADE AND A MORE PLEASAf SURROUNDING FOR RESIDENTS OF TAI PO.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD, MR STEPHEN WONG- THE DISTRICT OFFICER OF TAI PO, MR THOMAS CHAN- THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD. MR HO YUNG-SANG, AND THE TAI PO DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER, MR LEE SZE-HUNG.

TO HELP SPREAD THE BEAUTIFICATION MESSAGE, THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ORGANISES AN ANNUAL TREE PLANTING DAY IN EACH OF THE NINE DISTRICTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

SO FAR THIS YEAR, TREE PLANTING ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN ORGAN'. IN THE TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG, SHA TIN, NORTH, ISLANDS, SAI KUNG AND TUEN MUN DISTRICTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TAI PO TREE PLANTING DAY CEREMONY AT THE JUNCTION OF TING KOK ROAD AND TUNG TSZ ROAD IN TAI PO ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) AT 10.30 AM.

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LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION FOR TAI PO

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STUDENTS IN TAI PO ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE CONTEST IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL IN TAI PO PLAYGROUND ON SEPTEMBER 30.

ANY STUDENT WHO STUDIES OR LIVES IN TAI PO CAN ENTER THE CONTEST WHICH IS DIVIDED INTO THE SECONDARY SCHOOL AND PRIMARY SCHOOL SECTIONS.

ATTRACTIVE PRIZES INCLUDING BOOK COUPONS AND TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNERS.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 26 (THURSDAY) AND LANTERNS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE AT 1 HEUNG SZE WUI STREET.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ABERDEEN STREET * * * *

ABERDEEN STREET BETWEEN CAINE ROAD AND STAUNTON STREET IN CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) FOR WATER WORKS.

VEHICLES ON CAINE ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED INTO OLD BAILEY STREET AND STAUNTON STREET. MOTORISTS ON CAINE ROAD WESTBOUND MAY TRAVEL VIA ARBUTHNOT ROAD, WYNDHAM STREET, WELLINGTON STREET, LYNDHURST TERRACE, HOLLYWOOD ROAD, SHELLEY STREET AND STAUNTON STREET TO REJOIN ABERDEEN STREET.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 77.0 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 451.390 MILLION CUBIC hETRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 511.251 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 87.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NG DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL .............................. 1

TWO FORUMS FOR LEGCO CANDIDATES .......................... 1

TAC fta-SERS VISIT CMB DEPOTS............................. 2

HIGH COURT JUDGE APPOINTED ............................... 2

DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED ................................. 5

URBAN COUNCIL TO SEEK ADDITIONAL REVENUE ............... 3

POWERS OF URBAN COUNCIL NOT DILUTED ...................... 4

CAPITAL WORKS EXPENDITURE ESTIMATED AT S28O MILLION ...... 5

COUNCIL COMPLETES DRAFT REPORT ON HAWKERS ................ 6

MARKET DESIGN AND RENTAL POLICY UNDER REVIEW ............. 8

CHAIRMAN HAILS NEW ANNUAL REPORT.......................... 9

URBCO TO RETURN ADVERTISEMENT SIGNS CONTROL............... 10

MEASURES TO PROTECT GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS ................. 11

LICENSING AUTHORITY ON BILLIARD SALOONS STRESSED ......... 13

ALTERNATIVE SITES FOR ABERDEEN RCP BEING EXAMINED ........ 14

NEW MEASURE TO ENSURE PERFORMANCES END ON TIME ........... 15

PLAN FOR CONTROLS ON 'MINERAL WATER' ..................... 15

ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES IMPROVED .................. 16

NEW CEMETERY TO MEET ISLANDS DISTRICT NEEDS .............. 18

BAN ON LEARNExI DRIVERS .................................. 19

WAN CHAI WATER CUT

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1985

NG DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

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~ IN RESPONSE TO PRESS QUERIES, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN REFERRED TO HIS STATEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 5 CONCERNING NG AH-LUNG, WHO HAD BEEN ADMITTED TO THE QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL ON SEPTEMBER 4 SUFFERING FROM A CUT TO HIS NECK AND MINOR ABRASIONS TO HIS ARM AND BACK.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT NG HAD BEEN TREATED FOR HIS INJURIES. THE WOUND TO HIS NECK HAD HEALED AND SUTURES HAD BEEN REMOVED. MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS HAD BEEN COMPLETED AND NG WAS DECLARED FIT TO BE DISCHARGED.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT NG HAD LEFT THE HOSPITAL AT 5.30 PM TODAY.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT NG WAS STILL LEGALLY A VISITOR TO HONG KONG UNTIL HIS 15-DAY VISA EXPIRES. HE HAS INDICATED THAT K WISHES TO REMAIN IN HONG KONG. IF HE PROCEEDS WITH A FORMAL APPLICATION TO DO SO, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, IT WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE USUAL WAY ACCORDING TO THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE, AS ARE ALL SUCH APPLICATIONS WHICH THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT RECEIVES.

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TWO FORUMS FOR LEGCO CANDIDATES K « X

TWO FORUMS WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) NIGHT FOR CANDIDATES STANDING FOR ELECTION TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) AND THE NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES.

THE FORUM FOR CANDIDATES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) CONSTITUENCY WILL BE HELD IN THE MAIN HALL OF THE TAI PO COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 8 PM.

THE FIVE CANDIDATES SEEKING ELECTION ARE MR RAYMOND PANG AND MR LIU CHING-LEUNG FROM NORTH DISTRICT? MR STEPHEN WONG OF TAI PO DISTRICT; AAD SHA TIN DISTRICT’S MR ANDREW WONG AND HR WAI HON-LEUNG.

THE FORUM FOR CANDIDATES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) CONSTITUENCY WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM IN THE KIANGSU CHEKIANG COLLEGE AT 83 HING SHING ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

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THE THREE CANDIDATES TSUEN WAN DISTRICT; MR -3 Yl DISTRICT; AND MR

IN THIS CONSTITUENCY ARE DR RICHARD LAI HO TUNG-CHING FROM KWAI CHUNG AND LAM WAI-KEUNG OF ISLANDS DISTRICT.

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YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE FORUMS.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1

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TAC MEMBERS VISIT CMB DEPOTS ******

MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, WHO HAVE \ KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON THE PERFORMANCE OF CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY THROUGH MONTHLY REPORTS SUBMITTED BY THE TRANS°ORT DEPARTMENT, TODAY TOOK A PERSONAL LOOK AT THE STATE OF CMB’S THREE DEPOTS.

TAC MEMBERS CALLED AT THE DEPOTS IN WONG CHUK HANG, CHAI WAN AND NORTH POINT, AND WERE SHOWN NEW MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT INSTALLED BY THE BUS COMPANY, INCLUDING AN AUTOMATIC CHASSIS CLEANER AND MECHANICAL FLOOR CLEANERS.

IN THE COMPANY OF TRANSPORT BRANCH AND TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS, THEY HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH THE MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY STAFF OF CMB. THEY ALSO STUDIED THE SET UP OF THE COMPANY’S TRAINING SCHOOL.

THE VISIT TODAY WAS ARRANGED FOR THE TAC MEMBERS TO INSPECT THE MEASURES INTRODUCED BY CMB IN RESPONSE TO THE COMMITTEE’S WORKING GROUP REPORT ON CMB MAINTENANCE. SO FAR, FIVE PROGRESS REPORTS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATION HAVE BEEN VETTED BY THE COMMITTEE.

ANOTHER VISIT WILL BE ARRANGED LATER THIS MONTH FOR THOSE MEMBERS WHO WERE NOT FREE TO JOIN THE GROUP TODAY.

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THE QUEEN HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDGE MICHAEL WONG AS A JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT.

JUDGE MICHAEL WONG WAS BORN IN CHINA IN 1936. HE WAS EDUCATED IN HONG KONG AND AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. HE WAS CALLED TO THE MIDDLE TEMPLE IN 1962 AND WAS THEN ENGAGED IN PRIVATE PRACTICE UNTIL 1965.

FROM JANUARY 1966 UNTIL MARCH 1969, HE WAS A CROWN COUNSEL IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT AND WAS PROMOTED TO SENIOR CROWN COUNSEL. HE REMAINED IN THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT UNTIL MARCH 1973 WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED PRESIDING OFFICER IN THE LABOUR TRIBUNAL. IN OCTOBER 1976, HE WAS APPOINTED ASSISTANT REGISTRAR IN THE SUPREME COURT AND IN SEPTEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR, HE WAS APPOINTED A DISTRICT JUDGE.

HE HAS ACTED ON MANY OCCASIONS AS A COMMISSIONER OF THE HIGH COURT AND IS CURRENTLY SITTING AS A DEPUTY JUDGE IN THAT COURT.

JUDGE MICHAEL WONG’S APPOINTMENT AS A JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT WILL TAKE EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1985.

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DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED * * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, AFTER CONSIDERING THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON WONG YUN-FAT ON SEPTEMBER 28, 1984 SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

THE GOVERNOR ALSO DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCES PASSED ON PANG BING-YEE AND LAM YIP-YING ON JULY 26, 1982 AND DECEMBER 15, RESPECTIVELY SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO 25 YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT.

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WONG WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF SO PING-FAT ON NOVEMBER 25, 1981.

PANG WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF YEUNG KA-PO ON JULY 19, 1981.

LAM WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF LAM KWAI-KAM ON MAY 20, 1983.

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URBAN COUNCIL TO SEEK ADDITIONAL REVENUE * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL HAVE TO SEEK ADDITIONAL REVENUE IN 1986/87 IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN ITS RESERVES AT A REASONABLE LEVEL, THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR H.M.G. FORSGATE, SAID TODAY.

MR FORSGATE WAS SPEAKING AT THE COUNCIL’S OPEN MEETING TODAY WHEN SECONDING THE MOTION BY THE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, TO ADOPT THE AUDITED STATEMENT OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES AND STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1985.

HE POINTED OUT THAT A +PAPER+ SURPLUS OF $32 MILLION WAS RECORDED IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW BRINGING THE COUNCIL’S RESERVES TO $321 MILLION. HOWEVER, THE COUNCIL’S YIELD FROM RATES THIS YEAR WAS EXPECTED TO INCREASE BY NINE PER CENT TO $1 237 MILLION WHILE THE DEFICIT WAS EXPECTED TO AMOUNT TO $106 MILLION. THIS WOULD REDUCE THE RESERVES TO ABOUT $215 MILLION OR THE EQUIVALENT OF APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH’S EXPENDITURE.

♦BASED ON THE RECENTLY COMPLETED FIVE-YEAR FORECAST, A DEFICIT OF ALMOST $240 MILLION IS EXPECTED IN 1986/87. THIS INCREASED DEFICIT IS MAINLY DUE TO THE ADDITIONAL COST OF SALARIES ARISING FROM THE 1985 GOVERNMENT SALARY REVISION AND INCREASED EXPENDITURE ON CAPITAL PROJECTS.

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+IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO DRAW ON THE RESERVES IN 1986/87 TO COVER THE FORECAST SHORTFALL BETWEEN REVENUE AM. EXPENDITURE.

+THE CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF THE EXPECTED DEFICITS IN 1985/86 AND 1986/87 WILL COMPLETELY EXHAUST AND EXCEED THE RESERVES BY $22 MILLION. ADDITIONAL REVENUE WILL THEREFORE BE REQUIRED IN 1986/87 SO AS TO MAINTAIN RESERVES AT A REASONABLE LEVEL,* HE SAID.

FOR THIS AND OTHER FINANCIAL REASONS, HE ADDED, THE COUNCIL’S WORKING GROUP ON AMENDING THE MEMORANDUM OF ADMINISTRATIVE ARRANGEMENTS WITH THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WAS CONTINUING ITS DIALOGUE WITH THE FINANCE BRANCH IN RESPECT OF THE COUNCIL’S FINANCIAL FUTURE.

MR FORSGATE FELT THAT THE DEFICITS NOW FACING THE COUNCIL EMPHASISED THE IMPORTANCE OF THE REGULAR ANNUAL REVIEWS CONDUCTED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEES ON THE VARIOUS FEES AND CHARGES UNDER THEIR CONTROL.

EVEN THOUGH THESE ARE RECOGNISED AS BEING ONLY SECONDARY SOURCES OF REVENUE, HE SAID, THE COUNCIL COULD NOT AFFORD TO OVERLOOK ANY REVENUE SOURCES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL, IN THE PRESENT FINANCIAL CLIMATE IF IT WAS TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN THE STANDARDS OF ITS SERVICES.

FURTHERMORE, HE SAID, THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WAS EXPLORING THE INTRODUCTION OF MORE MODERN AND COST EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES TO KEEP PACE WITH CHANGING ClRCUMSTANCES AND ACTIVELY PURSUING MANAGEMENT SERVICES STUDIES. AND BASED ON THE DETAILED REPORTS THAT HAD ALREADY BEEN PREPARED, HE EXPECTED SUBSTANTIAL COST SAVINGS AND IMPROVED EFFICIENCY.

IN CONCLUSION, MR FORSGATE STRESSED THAT THE COUNCIL, WHILE EXERCISING ALL REASONABLE ECONOMIES, DID NOT WISH TO REDUCE THE MANIFOLD SERVICES THAT THE 4 MILLION URBAN DWELLERS HAD BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO AND WERE ENTITLED TO CONTINUE RECEIVING.

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THE POWERS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL REMAIN PRECISELY AS THEY WERE BEFORE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AND THEY HAVE IN NO WAY BEEN DILUTED.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ADMINISTRATION SELECT COMMITTEE, DR KIM CHAM WHEN REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY MR SAMUEL WONG AT TODAY’S OPEN MEETING OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, WHICH IS THE FIRST TO BE HELD AFTER THE SUMMER RECESS.

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+THE CHANGES CONSEQUENTIAL TO THE REORGANISATION OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ON APRIL 1 THIS YEAR WERE ADMINISTRATIVE IN NATURE,* HE POINTED OUT.

+THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH TOOK OVER POLICY ON ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND FOOD HYGIENE MATTERS FROM HEALTH AND WELFARE BRANCH AND POLICY ON RECREATION AND CULTURE FROM HOME AFFAIRS BRANCH.

+0N POLICY MATTER THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES STANDS IN THE SAME RELATIONSHIP TO THE URBAN COUNCIL AS DID THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE AND THE SECRETARY FOR HOME AFFAIRS.*

ALTHOUGH CERTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES RELATED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE GRADES WHICH ARE COMMON TO BOTH THE URBAN SERVICES AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS WERE PASSED TO THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, DR CHAM SAID, THIS HAS NOT RESULTED IN ANY DIMINUTION OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S POWERS.

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CAPITAL WORKS EXPENDITURE ESTIMATED AT $280 MILLION *****

THE EXPENDITURE ON THE URBAN COUNCIL’S CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME FOR THIS FINANCIAL YEAR IS ESTIMATED AT ABOUT $280 MILLION AGAINST THE APPROVED PROVISION OF $330 MILLION.

THIS WAS STATED IN THE QUARTERLY REPORT ON UC CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME 1984/85 - 1988/89 TABLED FOR MEMBERS’ INFORMATION AT THE COUNCIL’S OPEN MEETING TODAY.

THE REPORT STATED THAT THE DECREASE IN EXPENDITURE LEVEL IS LARGELY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE FOLLOWING FACTORS*

+ SLIPPAGES IN SOME PROJECTS DUE TO DELAY IN THE PREPARATION OF WORKING DRAWINGS AND TENDER DOCUMENTS, CHANGES IN DESIGN, REVISION OF COST ESTIMATES, SLOW PROGRESS ON SITE, INCLEMENT WEATHER AND OTHER UNFORESEEN SITE PROBLEMS.

♦ GENUINE SAVINGS ACHIEVED DUE TO LOWER TENDER PRICES RECEIVED ON CONTRACTS LET IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR.

CLOSER MONITORING OF THE CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME BY THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE HAS ALSO RESULTED IN A REDUCTION FORECAST EXPENDITURE LEVELS FOR SOME PROJECTS WHICH HAVE THEREFORE BEEN REVISED DOWNWARDS TO MORE REALISTIC LEVELS, THE REPORT ADDED.

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE SAME FACTORS WHICH AFFECTED EXPENDITURE IN THE PAST, THE REPORT FORECAST THAT THE EXPENDITURE ON CAPITAL WORKS PROJECTS IN 1986/87 WOULD BE AROUND $300.

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COUNCIL COMPLETES DRAFT REPORT ON HAWKERS M * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL’S WORKING PARTY TO REVIEW HAWKER AND RELATED POLICIES HAS ALREADY COMPLETED A DRAFT REPORT ON HAWKER AND MARKET POLICIES AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR’S DELIBERATIONS AND CONSULTATIONS WITH INTERESTED GROUPS, THE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, SAID AT THE COUNCIL’S OPEN MEETING TODAY.

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THE REPORT WILL COVER SUBJECTS CONCERNING HAWKER POLICY PHILOSOPHY, HAWKER LICENSING, STREET MANAGEMENT, ENFORCEMENT AND CONTROL, RESITING OF HAWKERS AND MARKET VIABILITY AS WELL AS SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEWSPAPER, COOKED FOOD AND WALL STALL HAWKERS.

♦IN LINE WITH THE COUNCIL’S ONGOING PROCESS TOWARDS MORE OPEN GOVERNMENT, THE WORKING PARTY WILL SEEK FURTHER CONSULTATIONS WITH ALL SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY INCLUDING THE DISTRICT BOARDS, RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, INTERESTED GROUPS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BEFORE FINALISING THE REPORT,+ HE SAID.

ON THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THAT IT WILL BE BUILT AT THE CHATHAM ROAD EAST SITE AT A COST OF ABOUT 1150 MILLION DERIVED FROM THE COUNCIL’S OWN FUNDING, AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC BY 1989.

♦APART FROM SERVING AS A NON-FORMAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY — WHICH WILL BE PHASE ONE — CAN BE REGARDED AS A CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITY BECAUSE IT WILL REFLECT THE CULTURAL HERITAGE AND HISTORY OF HONG KONG. IN ADDITION, THIS MUSEUM WILL HELP RAISE THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL STANDARDS OF HONG KONG.+

HE NOTED THAT A GROUP OF SEVERAL COUNCILLORS AND USD STAFF WILL BE MAKING A STUDY TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA LATER THIS MONTH IN CONNECTION WITH THE PLANNING OF THIS MUSEUM.

THIS GROUP WILL BE JOINED BY A SMALL URBAN COUNCIL DELEGATION WHICH WILL MAKE A WORKING VISIT TO CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME.

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DURING THE VISIT, HE SAID, THIS DELEGATION WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROMOTE HONG KONG, LOOK AT THE MUNICIPAL FACILITIES THERE — INCLUDING THE EXPO ’86 SITE IN VANCOUVER — AND RENEW CULTURAL AND OTHER LINKS WITH THE CANADIAN PEOPLE, AS WELL AS FORMER HONG KONG RESIDENTS WHO HAD EMIGRATED TO CANADA.

TURNING TO THE COUNCIL’S EFFORTS TO GO FULLY BILINGUAL, MR CHEONG-LEEN NOTED THAT ALREADY, THE COUNCIL’S MONTHLY OPEN MEETINGS AS WELL AS ITS SELECT COMMITTEE AND SUB-COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE BEING CONDUCTED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE WITH THE PROVISION OF SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE.

THE NEXT STEP IS TO HAVE ALL COUNCIL MINUTES AND PAPERS TRANSLATED INTO CHINESE, BUT IN VIEW OF THE VERY LARGE VOLUME OF DOCUMENTS INVOLVED, HE SAID, THIS MOVE WILL BE INTRODUCED BY STAGES.

♦INITIALLY, ALL COMMITTEE MINUTES WILL BE IN BOTH LANGUAGES, AFTER WHICH ALL COMMITTEE PAPERS WILL BE IN CHINESE AS WELL. ALTHOUGH THIS BILINGUAL PROCESS WILL BE EXPENSIVE, THE COUNCIL HAS DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH IT SO THAT BOTH CHINESE AND ENGLISH WILL HAVE EQUAL STATUS IN THIS COUNCIL AT THE EARLIEST DATE POSSIBLE.+ SAID MR CHEONG-LEEN.

IN AN EFFORT TO MAINTAIN A HIGH STANDARD OF CUSTOMER SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC, MR CHEONG-LEEN NOTED THAT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TRAINING SCHOOL HAS ORGANISED TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR FRONT-LINE STAFF AND THEIR SUPERVISORS SERVING IN CULTURAL SERVICES VENUES.

THE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR FRONT-LINE STAFF COVERS COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS WITH THE PUBLIC THROUGH THE COUNTER AND TELEPHONE SKILLS, WHILE THE COURSE FOR THE SUPERVISORS FOCUSES ON WAYS TO MOTIVATE STAFF MEMBERS TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

THIS TWO-TIER TRAINING PROGRAMME WILL BE EXTENDED TO STAFF SERVING IN DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICES LATER THIS YEAR, HE ADDED.

TURNING TO HIS VISIT TO MACAU YESTERDAY, MR CHEONG-LEEN TOLD THE COUNCIL THAT WITH THE INCREASING FACILITIES IN MACAU FOR CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES, THERE IS THE LIKELIHOOD FOR MORE SUCH EXCHANGE TAKING PLACE BETWEEN THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE MACAU MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES.

HE ASKED THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO LOOK FURTHER INTO THE POSSIBILITIES AND TO REPORT TO THE RELEVANT URBAN COUNCIL SELECT COMMITTEES IN DUE COURSE.

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MARKET DESIGN AND RENTAL POLICY UNDER REVIEW X * * *

A REVIEW ON THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF FUTURE URBAN COUNCIL MARKETS INCLUDING THE TYPES OF HAWKERS PROPOSED TO BE RESITED INTO THESE MARKETS IS BEING CONDUCTED BY THE COUNCIL’S WORKING PARTY TO REVIEW HAWKER AND RELATED POLICIES.

AND THE FINDINGS WILL BE INCLUDED IN ITS REPORT TO BE RELEASED FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION WHEN COMPLETED.

THIS WAS STATED BY MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT TU, CHAIRPERSON OF THE MARKETS AND STREET TRADERS SELECT COMMITTEE, WHEN REPLYING TO QUESTIONS BY MR JOSEPH CHAN AT THE COUNCIL’S OPEN MEETING TODAY.

MRS ELLIOTT TU NOTED THAT THE MONTHLY AVERAGE NUMBER OF VACANT STALLS IN URBAN COUNCIL MARKETS BETWEEN JULY LAST YEAR AND JULY THIS YEAR WAS 717, WHICH WAS APPROXIMATELY 9.5 PER CENT OF THE MONTHLY AVERAGE TOTAL OF 7 523 STALLS PROVIDED IN UC MARKETS.

SHE TOLD THE COUNCIL THAT THE CAUSES FOR UNSATISFACTORY OCCUPANCY RATE OF STALLS ARE MANY AND VARIED.

♦LOCATION OF THE MARKETS WITHIN THE DISTRICT AND OF THE STALL WITHIN THE MARKET, COMPETITION FROM NEARBY HAWKERS AND FRESH PROVISION SHOPS, DESIGN AND ACCESSIBILITY OF THE MARKET, AS WELL AS THE RENT ARE ALL, AMONG OTHER THINGS, CONSIDERED TO BE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTORY FACTORS AFFECTING THE VIABILITY OF A MARKET WHICH IN TURN HAS A DIRECT BEARING ON THE OCCUPANCY RATE OF THE STALLS PROVIDED THEREIN.

♦IT IS GENERALLY ACCEPTED THAT, OF ALL THESE FACTORS, MARKET DESIGN AND LOCATION RATHER THAN THE RENT, ARE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT IN THIS RESPECT.♦

TURNING TO THE COUNCIL’S MARKET STALL RENTAL POLICY, MRS ELLIOTT TU SAID THAT UPON THE EXPIRY OF A STALL TENANCY AT PRESENT, RENTALS ARE INCREASED BY 100 PER CENT UP TO A MAXIMUM OF THE FAIR MARKET RENTAL AS ASSESSED BY THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT.

IF AFTER THE INCREASE THE RENTAL IS STILL LESS THAN HALF OF THE FAIR MARKET RENTAL, IT WOULD BE INCREASED BY ANOTHER 50 PER CENT OF THE OLD RENTAL IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE NEW TENANCY.

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HOWEVER, SHE POINTED OUT THAT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS CURRENTLY CONDUCTING A SEPARATE REVIEW ON THIS POLICY.

♦THIS STUDY IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED SOON AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE MADE TO THE MARKETS AND STREET TRADERS SELECT COMMITTEE WHICH WILL THEN RECONSIDER ITS MARKET STALL RENTAL POLICY TO ENSURE THAT IT REMAINS EQUITABLE AND REALISTIC,+ MRS ELLIOTT TU SAID.

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CHAIRMAN HAILS NEW ANNUAL REPORT * * * *

IN THE LAST TEN YEARS THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS HONG KONG COMMUNITY TO OVERCOME MAJOR CRISES, COUNCIL’S CHAIRMAN, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, IN A ' THE COUNCIL’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1984-85.

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HELPED THE STATES THE i FOREWORD TO

HE WRITESi +THE DETERMINATION AND DEDICATION THAT THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS APPLIED TO ITS WORK OVER THE PAST DECADE ENABLE IT TO CLAIM, WITH REASON, THAT IT HAS HELPED TO SEE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH TWO PERIODS OF TRIAL AND DIFFICULTY.

+IN THE LATE SEVENTIES, THE COUNCIL’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME MITIGATED THE IMPACT HERE OF THE WORLDWIDE RECESSION. AND IN 1982-84, THE CONFIDENCE AND STEADINESS WITH WHICH THE COUNCIL STUCK TO ITS TASKS WERE CERTAINLY A STABILISING FORCE AMID THE POLITICAL UNCERTAINTIES OF THOSE YEARS.*

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAYS THAT THIS LATEST ANNUAL REPORT, ENTITLED ♦INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG+ AND IN A NEW FULL-COLOUR FORMAT, SHOWS NO SLACKENING OF RESOLVE OR EFFORT — BUT RATHER THE REVERSE.

♦ONE EXAMPLE. A MOST CONCRETE ONE, IS THE CONSTRUCTION WORK IN PROGRESS (AT A CAPITAL COST OF ABOUT $500 MILLION) ON SEVEN URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEXES — THOSE MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDINGS INCORPORATING MARKETS, LIBRARIES, GAMES HALLS AND OTHER FACILITIES WHICH ARE BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO DISTRICT COMMUNITIES.

♦ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS OUR ON-GOING COMMITMENT TO THE •GREENING’ OF HONG KONG. AS THE REPORT INDICATES, LONG YEARS OF EFFORT IN PLANTING AND LANDSCAPING ARE NOW BEARING VISIBLE FRUIT, ESPECIALLY ON AND AROUND OUR HIGHWAYS.*

THE 1985 URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT WHICH HAS BEEN PRINTED ON A4 SIZE PAPER IN SEPARATE CHINESE AND ENGLISH VERSIONS, WAS TODAY (TUESDAY) TABLED AT THE COUNCIL’S MONTHLY OPEN MEETING.

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IN MOVING A MOTION TO ADOPT THE REPORT. MR. CHEONG-LEEN HAILED THE NEW VOLUME AS BEING +RICHER IN ILLUSTRATION, AND ALSO MORE LOGICALLY STRUCTURED FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES.*

REFERRING TO THE TITLE, * INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG+, AND THE SUB-TITLE, *A CITY WITH FAITH IN ITS FUTURE*. HE SAIDt +THESE PHRASES SEEM TO ME TO REFLECT TRULY THE PRIDE THAT WE FEEL IN THIS UNIQUE CITY.

+THEY ALSO REMIND US OF ON-GOING TASKS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES - CHALLENGES WHICH I AM SURE THE COUNCIL WILL MEET WITH CONFIDENCE AND RESOLUTION.*

THE REPORT, PRICED AT $15, IS NOW ON SALE AT THE URBAN COUNCIL’S PUBLICATIONS CENTRES IN ICE HOUSE STREET AND ON THE MEZZANINE FLOOR OF THE KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY BUILDING IN PUI CHING ROAD, AS WELL AS AT ITS BOOKSHOP IN THE FOYER OF THE CITY HALL LOW BLOCK. IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT ALL LEADING BOOKSHOPS IN HONG KONG.

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URBCO TO RETURN ADVERTISEMENT SIGNS CONTROL * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS AGREED IN PRINCIPLE TO RETURN TO THE GOVERNMENT ALL ITS CONTROL POWERS ON ADVERTISEMENT SIGNS.

THIS WAS STATED BY DR KIM CHAM, CHAIRMAN OF THE ADMINISTRATION SELECT COMMITTEE, WHEN REPLYING TO QUESTIONS BY MR KWAN LIM-HO AT THE COUNCIL’S OPEN MEETING TODAY.

DR CHAM POINTED OUT THAT UNDER CURRENT LEGISLATION, THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS POWER TO LICENSE +SKY SIGNS*, AND TO REQUIRE THE REMOVAL OF ANY ADVERTISEMENTS WHICH THE COUNCIL THINKS WOULD DISFIGURE THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF ANY SCENERY OR AFFECT INJURIOUSLY THE AMENITY OF ANY LOCALITY.

+IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT THE COUNCIL HAS THE THEORETICAL POWER TO LICENSE SKY SIGNS, IT HAS NEVER EXERCISED THIS AUTHORITY BECAUSE THE DEFINITION OF ’SKY SIGN’, FORMERLY CONTAINED IN THE ADVERTISEMENTS REGULATION ORDINANCE WHICH WAS REPEALED IN 1960 FOLLOWING THE ENACTMENT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, NO LONGER EXISTS,* HE SAID.

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AS REGARDS THE POWER TO REMOVE ADVERTISEMENTS CONSIDERED INJURIOUS TO THE AMENITY OF A LOCALITY, DR CHAM EXPLAINEDi + IT WAS FOUND IN PRACTICE THAT MANY OF THESE SIGNS WERE OLD AND ILL-MAINTAINED NEON SIGNS WHOSE REMOVAL REQUIRED LEGAL POWERS AND ENGINEERING EXPERTISE NOT AVAILABLE TO THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

♦BECAUSE OF THIS, THE COUNCIL AGREED IN PRINCIPLE ON JULY 8, 1985 TO RETURN TO THE GOVERNMENT ALL ITS POWERS TO CONTROL, RESTRICT, OR PERMIT THE ERECTION, OR TO REQUIRE THE REMOVAL, OF ANY ADVERTISEMENT.*

DR CHAM RECALLED THAT BACK TO EARLY 197OS THE URBAN COUNCIL, IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE VISUAL IMPACT OF ADVERTISEMENTS IN HONG KONG, HAD CONSIDERED THE ADVISABILITY OF AMENDING THE LAW TO GAIN POWERS TO REQUIRE ALL ADVERTISEMENTS TO BE LICENSED AND RECOMMENDED TO THE GOVERNMENT THAT THIS BE DONE, SUBJECT TO THE GOVERNMENT MEETING THE COSTS OF THE EXERCISE.

HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT CONFIRMED IN 1977 THAT IT COULD NOT COMMIT RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT THE COUNCIL’S PROPOSAL.

♦AS A RESULT OF THIS IT WAS ENVISAGED THAT THE COST OF ADMINISTERING THE LICENSING SYSTEM WOULD FAR EXCEED REVENUE. THE COUNCIL THEREFORE DECIDED ON OCTOBER 26, 1977 THAT THE LICENSING SCHEME FOR ADVERTISEMENT SIGNS BE DROPPED,+ DR CHAM STATED.

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MEASURES TO PROTECT GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS X X M X

THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARE TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS (GDTS) WHO ARE OFTEN ASSAULTED OR THREATENED BY HAWKERS, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL’S MARKETS AND STREET TRADERS SELECT COMMITTEE, MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT TU, SAID AT THE COUNCIL’S OPEN MEETING TODAY.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION BY MR TONG KAM-BIU, MRS ELLIOTT TU NOTED THAT IN 1984 THERE WERE 90 CASES OF ASSAULT AGAINST GDT MEMBERS, NEARLY ONE QUARTER OF WHICH WERE COMMITTED IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT. THIS FIGURE REPRESENTED A DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER IN COMPARISON WITH ITS 10 PER CENT SHARE OF THE HAWKER POPULATION, BOTH LICENSED AND UNLICENSED.

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OF THE TOTAL, ONLY 63 PER CENT WERE SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTED. THE REMINDER EITHER FAILED FOR INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE OR BECAUSE THE HAWKERS WERE ABLE TO PRODUCE WITNESSES TO SUPPORT THEIR DEFENCE.

MRS ELLIOTT TU QUOTED GDT OFFICERS AS SAYING THAT IN SOME AREAS HAWKERS WERE MILITANT AND WELL ORGANISED, AND THE INVOLVEMENT OF CRIMINAL GANGS AND TRIADS WERE SUSPECTED.

+THE COUNCIL’S WORKING PARTY TO REVIEW HAWKER AND RELATED POLICIES WILL SHORTLY ISSUE A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENTS CONTAINING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR POLICY CHANGES WHICH WILL GENERALLY IMPROVE HAWKER MANAGEMENT AND THEREFORE RESULT IN LESS CONFRONTATION BETWEEN ILLEGAL HAWKERS AND GDT OFFICERS,♦ SHE SAID.

+IN ADDITION, THE USD HAS SET UP A HAWKER CONTROL OPERATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO THE PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF HAWKER MANAGEMENT ON THE GROUND. IT WILL REVIEW GDT ORGANISATION AND OPERATIONS WITH A VIEW TO IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY OF GDT OFFICERS.

+A NEW RADIO COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, WHICH IS NOW BEING TRIED OUT, SHOULD ALSO ENABLE GDT OFFICERS TO BE MORE EFFICIENTLY DEPLOYED AND TO SUMMON ASSISTANCE QUICKLY WHEN THEY NEED IT.+

MRS. ELLIOTT TU SAID THE POLICE ARE WELL AWARE OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH HAWKER CONTROL AND HAVE ALWAYS EXPRESSED A WILLINGNESS TO GIVE ASSISTANCE WITHIN THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED ON THEM BY THEIR OTHER COMMITMENTS AND SCARCE RESOURCES.

AND AT THE REGULAR SIX-MONTHLY MEETINGS BETWEEN THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES AND THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, THE USD REPRESENTATIVES HAVE ASKED FOR VARIOUS IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SYSTEM OF PROVIDING POLICE ESCORTS FOR GDT SQUADS IN DIFFICULT AREAS OR WHEN THERE IS REASON TO ANTICIPATE TROUBLE. THEY HAVE ALSO ASKED FOR POLICE PARTICIPATION IN THE WORK OF THE HAWKER CONTROL OPERATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN SOON.

TURNING TO AN EXPERIMENTAL GDT STRUCTURE IN WAN CHAI AND YAU MA TEI DISTRICTS, MRS. ELLIOTT TU SAID IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THE END OF THE YEAR TO ALLOW THE NEW RADIO COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT TO BE TESTED.

THIS SCHEME PROVIDES MORE POSTS OF ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL OF A HIGHER CALIBRE WHO HAVE POWER OF ARREST AND SEIZURE.

♦HOWEVER, SUBJECT TO THE ONE PROVISO THAT IT CAN BE AS SUCCESSFUL GENERALLY AS IT APPEARS TO BE IN TWO OUT OF ELEVEN DISTRICTS, THE EXPERIMENTAL STRUCTURE SEEMS TO BE A DEFINITE IMPROVEMENT OVER THE PRESENT STRUCTURE,+ ADDED MRS ELLIOTT,TU.

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LICENSING AUTHORITY ON BILLIARD SALOONS STRESSED

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THE URBAN COUNCIL IS THE ONLY LICENSING AUTHORITY IN RESPECT OF BILLIARD SALOONS IN THE URBAN AREAS, SAID DR DENNY HUANG, CHAIRMAN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE.

ADDRESSING THE COUNCIL’S OPEN MEETING TODAY, DR HUANG SAID IT WAS REPORTED IN THE NEWSPAPERS IN THE MIDDLE OF LAST MONTH THAT THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH WOULD ASK THE GOVERNMENT TO AMEND THE RELEVANT REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE ALL CLUBS WHICH OPERATE A BILLIARD SALOON TO APPLY FOR A LICENCE.

+THE PUBLIC ARE MUCH PUZZLED, NOT KNOWING WHICH OFFICE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LICENSING OF THESE ESTABLISHMENTS,* HE SAID.

♦SOME EVEN SUSPECT THAT THE URBAN COUNCIL IS NOT DOING ITS JOB PROPERLY. THIS IS MOST UNFAIR.

+AS CHAIRMAN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE, I MUST SOLEMNLY DECLARE THAT THE URBAN COUNCIL IS THE ONLY LICENSING AUTHORITY IN RESPECT OF BILLIARD SALOONS IN URBAN AREAS. IT IS MUCH TO BE REGRETTED THAT AT A TIME WHEN GOVERNMENT IS PROMOTING THE PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM, AN ADMINISTRATIVE BRANCH HAS SEEN FIT TO INTERFERE IN THE FUNCTIONS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL HALF OF WHICH MEMBERSHIP ARE ELECTED BY POPULAR VOTE.*

HE EXPRESSED HOPES THAT THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH WILL NOT INTERFERE IN THE LEGITIMATE FUNCTIONS OF THE URBAN COUNCIL IN FUTURE.

DR HUANG SAID HIS COMMITTEE IS MUCH CONCERNED OVER A SURGE IN THE REGISTRATION OF CLUBS WHICH IN ESSENCE OPERATE MAINLY AS BILLIARD SALOONS IN RECENT YEARS.

THESE ’CLUBS’ DO NOT HAVE TO APPLY FOR A LICENCE, NOR TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS LAID DOWN BY THE URBAN COUNCIL IN RESPECT OF BILLIARD SALOONS, SUCH AS THEY MAY NOT BE ESTABLISHED IN RESIDENTIAL PREMISES, BUSINESS HOURS MAY NOT BE EXTENDED BEYOND 2 A.M., AND THERE MUST BE CERTAIN FIRE SAFETY MEASURES, ETC.

AFTER RECEIPT OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE SITUATION BY A NUMBER OF BILLIARD SALOON LICENCEES IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR, DR HUANG SAID HE IMMEDIATELY ASKED THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO PREPARE THE NECESSARY PAPER FOR DISCUSSION.

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♦THE DEPARTMENT WAS VERY TARDY IN ITS INVEST RATION HE SAID. ♦UPON MY REPEATED PROD, IT F I NALLY SUBMITTED I REPORT ON THE 16TH OF LAST MONTH WHICH WAS PROMPTLY DISCUSSED BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE AT ITS MEETING ON THE LT OF THIS MONTH.

♦IN THE PAPERS PREPARED BY THE DEPARTMENT, IT WAS ADMITTED THAT THE NUMBER OF BILLIARD SALOONS OPERATED BY CLUBS TREBLED OR QUADRUPLED THE LICENSED ONES, BUT THE DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDED THAT THOSE ALREADY IN OPERATION BE TOLERATED.

♦THE DEPARTMENT’S RECOMMENDATION WAS NOT ACCEPTED BY THE MAJORITY OF THE COUNCILLORS. A DEC IS ION ON THE MATTER WILL BE MADE SHORTLY AFTER FURTHER DELIBERATIONS,* HE SAID.

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ALTERNATIVE SITES FOR ABERDEEN RCP BEING EXAMINED

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DETAILED DESIGN WORK ON THE PROPOSED REFUSE COLLECTION POINT (RCP) AT ABERDEEN RESERVOIR ROAD HAS BEEN HELD UP IN VIEW OF OBJECTIONS TO ITS LOCATION AND THE REQUEST FROM THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD, SAID DR DENNY HUANG, CHAIRMAN OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE.

REPLYING TO QUESTIONS BY MR JOSEPH CHAN AT THE OPEN MEETING OF THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY, DR HUANG SAIDx +THE FEASIBILITY OF USING THE ALTERNATIVE SITES SUGGESTED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD IS BEING EXAMINED BY DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED.

♦SINCE THE SITE AT ABERDEEN RESERVOIR ROAD WAS CHOSEN AFTER LONG DELIBERATIONS, IT IS DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY ANOTHER SITE IN THE VICINITY WHERE ALL THE REQUIREMENT CAN BE MET.+

AS REGARDS THE PROPOSED RCP AT APLICHAU MAIN STREET, DR HUANG SAID THAT AFTER A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED WERE SATISFIED THAT NO ALTERNATIVE SITE WAS AVAILABLE.

HE NOTED THAT THE EXISTING TEMPORARY REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT THE WESTERN END OF APLICHAU MAIN STREET WOULD HAVE TO BE REMOVED NEXT YEAR TO MAKE WAY FOR THE APLICHAU RECLAMATION AND ASSOCIATED WORKS.

♦IT IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL FOR THE PROPOSED NEW REFUSE COLLECTION POINT TO BE COMPLETED IN TIME TO MAINTAIN THE REFUSE COLLECTION SERVICE IN THE AREA.

♦CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW RCP IS NOW EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER THIS YEAR FOR COMPLETION IN LATE 1986,+ DR HUANG SAID.

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NEW MEASURE TO ENSURE PERFORMANCES END ON TIME * K * X

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS NOW CONSIDERING REQUIRING ALL PUBLIC PERFORMANCES HELD AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM TO FINISH BY 11.30 P.M., SAID MR STEPHEN LAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S ENTERTAINMENT SELECT COMMITTEE.

ALTHOUGH AN APPROXIMATE FINISHING TIME IS AGREED BETWEEN THE HIRERS AND THE COLISEUM MANAGEMENT BEFORE EACH CONCERT, HE SAID, IT IS OFTEN NOT ADHERED TO.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY MR SAMUEL WONG AT THE OPEN MEETING OF THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY, MR LAU RECALLED THAT IN A RECENT INCIDENT, THE AUDIENCE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF DISPERSING AND LARGE NUMBERS CONVERGED ON THE GANGWAYS.

♦WHEN THE SINGER MADE HIS SURPRISE RE-APPEARANCE, THERE WAS GENUINE WORRIES THAT THE CHAOS MIGHT RESULT IN ACC I DENTS,+ HE SAID.

♦IN THE LIGHT OF THIS INCIDENT, HIRERS HAVE NOW BEEN REQUESTED TO ADHERE MORE ACCURATELY TO THEIR SCHEDULED FINISHING TIME, AND TO ENSURE THAT THE PERFORMING ARTISTS WILL ALSO BE ADVISED PERSONALLY.

♦AS A FURTHER SAFEGUARD, WE ARE CONSIDERING INTRODUCING A REQUIREMENT THAT PUBLIC PERFORMANCES MUST FINISH BY 11.30 P.M. IT IS THEN UP TO THE ORGANISERS TO TIME THE DURATION OF THEIR PERFORMANCES AND ADJUST THE COMMENCEMENT TIME AS NECESSARY.♦

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PLAN FOR CONTROLS ON ’MINERAL WATER’

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A PROPOSAL THAT MEASURES BE TAKEN TO ESTABLISH STATUTORY CONTROL ON BOTTLED WATER SOLD AS^♦MINERAL WATER* WAS ENDORSED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE PROPOSAL PRESENTED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENTAL MvriFNF} OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR LI TIN-MI NG, far AN AMENDMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE CONTROL ON WATER PLACED IN A SEALED CONTAINER FOR SALE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

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♦WITH THIS AMENDMENT, THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF 'Mi WATER’ FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CONTROL UNDt EXISTING FOOD LAWS. MANUFACTURERS OF ’MINERAL WATER’ WILL REQUIRED TO OBTAIN A FOOD FACTORY LICENCE FOR THE OPERATIC., LI SAID.

A RECENT SURVEY HAD SHOWN THAT THERE WERE 40 DIFFERENT -OF BOTTLED +MINERAL WATER*, 14 OF THEM LOCAL AND 26 IMPORTED, Of. SALE IN HONG KONG.

BUT, HE SAID, ALL THE SO-CALLED +MI NERAL WATER* PRODUCE;.

LOCALLY WAS BOTTLED MAINS WATER WHICH MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN FILTERED OR STERILISED AND WHICH MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD MINERALS ADDED TO IT.

MR LI SAID THAT IF CONTROLS WERE INTRODUCED ON THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF SUCH BOTTLED MINERAL WATER, GUIDELINES WOULD BE SET FOR PROVIDING EVIDENCE OF UNFITNESS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION IN PROSECUTIONS BROUGHT UNDER SECTION 54 OF THE ORDINANCE.

THE GUIDELINES WOULD BE THAT THE QUALITY OF BOTTLED WATER SOLD AS +MI NERAL WATER* SHOULD CONFORM TO THE CODEX STANDARD FOR NATURAL MINERAL WATERS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION. THESE STANDARDS GIVE IN DETAIL THE PERMISSIBLE LIMITS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL CONTENTS IN NATURAL MINERAL WATERS, MR LI ADDED.

ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SERVICES IMPROVED O * * * *

ABOUT 5 600 STAFF MEMBERS OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, OR 65 PER CENT OF ITS ENTIRE FORCE, ARE INVOLVED IN THE IMPROVEMENT AND6MA?NTENANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, MR LI TIN-MING, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE, HE SAID WORK INCLUDED PUBLIC CLEANSING, DISTRICT HYGIENE WORK, MANAGEMENT OF HAWKERS AND MARKETS, MANAGEMENT OF CEMETERIES AND CREMATORIA, MEAT INSPECTION SERVICES, LICENSING AND PROSECUTION.

HE EXPLAINED THAT PUBLIC CLEANSING SERVICES INCLUDE STREET SWEEPING REFUSE AND NIGHTSOIL COLLECTION, MANAGEMENT OF REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS, PUBLIC TOILETS AND BATHHOUSES, STREET WASHING AND GULLY CLEANSING.

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+IN THE PROCESS, 1 000 TONNES OF REFUSE ARE COLLECTED DAILY,* HE SAID.

DISTRICT HYGIENE WORK, WHICH TOOK UP THE BULK OF THE RSD HEALTH INSPECTORATE’S RESOURCES, INCLUDED CONTROL OF LICENSED PREMISES, DETECTION AND ABATEMENT OF SANITARY NUISANCES, RODENT AND PEST CONTROL, WATER HYGIENE (INCLUDING SAMPLING FOR CHEMICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL ANALYSES), FOOD HYGIENE, AND ENFORCEMENT ACTION ON LICENSED PREMISES.

+AS AT JULY 31, 1985, THERE WERE 4 743 LICENCES AND PERMITS IN FORCE FOR FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, PLACES OF ENTERTAINMENT AND OTHER SERVICE OPERATIONS. THESE PREMISES ARE REGULARLY INSPECTED BY THE DISTRICT HEALTH INSPECTORS,* MR LI SAID.

THE RSD WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF 37 PUBLIC MARKETS UNDER ITS JURISDICTION. THEY PROVIDED A TOTAL OF 4 456 STALLS. THERE ARE ALSO 4 314 LICENSED HAWKERS (1 808 FIXED PITCH AND 2 506 ITINERANT). THE NUMBER OF UNLICENSED HAWKERS WAS ESTIMATED TO BE IN THE REGION OF 2 000.

+T0 KEEP HAWKERS UNDER CONTROL, THE DEPARTMENT’S GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE FIELD ENFORCEMENT ACTION SUCH AS ARRESTS, SEIZURES AND DISPERSION. THEY ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR REORDERING AND RESITING HAWKERS INTO PURPOSE-BUILT PUBLIC MARKETS,* MR LI SAID.

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IN 1984, RSD’S MEAT INSPECTORS INSPECTED A TOTAL OF 867 667 PIG CARCASSES AND 43 963 CATTLE CARCASSES IN THE THREE PRIVATE SLAUGHTERHOUSES IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

IN THE SAME PERIOD, 1 076 APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES-PERMITS WERE PROCESSED BY ITS LICENSING SECTION WHILE THE PROSECUTION SECTION TOOK 11 536 CASES TO THE COURTS, RESULTING IN TOTAL FINES OF $3 171 073.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE RSD WOULD BE REPLACING SOME OF THE EXISTING 200-LITRE METAL DRUMS USED FOR STORAGE OF REFUSE IN TRANSIT WITH PURPOSE-DESIGNED 600-LITRE RECTANGULAR PLASTIC CONTAINERS.

MR LI SAID THESE NEW RECTANGULAR CONTAINERS COMPARED FAVOURABLY WITH TRADITIONAL REFUSE DRUMS AS THEY HAD A BIGGER CAPACITY AND LONGER LIFE EXPECTANCY.

♦BECAUSE OF THEIR SPECIAL DESIGN FEATURES, THEY CAN ALSO BE FITTED TO THE SPECIAL LIFTING DEVICE OF A REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE FOR MECHANICAL LOADING. A RESULT OF THIS IS THAT TWO LESS REFUSE LOADERS ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH REFUSE COLLECTION ROUTE. IT WOULD ADD TO A TOTAL SAVINGS PER ROUTE PER YEAR OF ABOUT $98 000,+ HE ADDED.

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EXTENSIVE TRIALS IN SAI KUNG AND YUEN LONG BETWEEN MARCH 1983 AND AUGUST 1984 FOUND THAT IMPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL ADVANTAGES COULD BE DERIVED FROM USING THE NEW TYPE CONTAINERS. THEIR SELF-CLOSING LIDS SHARPLY REDUCED SMELL AND THE NUISANCE OF FLIES.

MR LI ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE BIGGER CAPACITY OF THE RECTANGULAR CONTAINERS AND MECHANICAL LOADING WOULD SPEED UP THE COLLECTION PROCESS AND THEREBY REDUCE THE NUISANCE AND ANNOYANCE ASSOCIATED WITH REFUSE COLLECTION SERVICE.

AT PRESENT, TWO RECTANGULAR-CONTAINER REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE ROUTES WERE IN OPERATION IN THE YUEN LONG AND SAI KUNG DISTRICTS. PENDING ARRIVAL OF THE NEW CONTAINERS ON ORDER, THE NEW REFUSE COLLECTION SYSTEM WOULD BE INTRODUCED TO SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY ENDORSED A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC CEMETERY AT MUI WO TO CATER TO THE NEEDS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT.

THE PROPOSAL WAS PRESENTED AT THE FIRST MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE) OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR LI TIN-MING, WHO SAID THAT THERE WERE ONLY 56 VACANT PLOTS LEFT AT THE TAI 0 PUBLIC CEMETERY ON LANTAU.

HE SAID THE FEASIBILITY OF EXTENDING TAI 0 CEMETERY BY FORMING NEW BURIAL TERRACES ON THE ADJACENT LAND HAD BEEN STUDIED AND RULED OUT BECAUSE OF THE PROHIBITIVELY HIGH COST OF SITE FORMATION WORK WHICH WAS DUE TO THE TOPOGRAPHICAL FEATURES AND GEOLOGY OF THE EXTENSION AREA.

THE PROPOSED CEMETERY SITE AT MUI WO IS ABOUT THREE HECTARES IN AREA AND ABOUT 2 700 BURIAL SPACES COULD EVENTUALLY BE PROVIDED.

STAGE I OF THE PROJECT WOULD INVOLVE THE WIDENING OF THE EXISTING FOOTPATH LEADING TO THE PROPOSED SITE, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF 200-300 BURIAL SPACES TOGETHER WITH THE NECESSARY DRAINAGE AND SLOPE PROTECTION WORKS. COST OF THIS STAGE OF THE PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO BE 11.45 MILLION.

STAGE II OF THE PROJECT, WHICH INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF ANOTHER 400-500 BURIAL PLACES, WOULD BE UNDERTAKEN ON COMPLETION OF STAGE I.

THE COMMITTEE ENDORSED THE CREATION OF A NEW ITEM IN THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME FOR THE PROVISION OF THE FIRST TWO STAGES OF THE PROPOSED PUBLIC CEMETERY AT MUI WO.

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BAN ON LEARNER DRIVERS

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KWAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN CHING CHEUNG ROAD AND LAI KING HILL ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A +LEARNER DRIVER PROHIBITED* ZONE FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 13).

THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TAI PO ROAD OUTSIDE RACECOURSE STATION AT SHA TIN WILL BE REDUCED FROM THREE-LANE TO ONE-LANE TRAFFIC BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 AM ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 13 AND 14) TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

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WAN CHAI WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN WAN CHAI WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY MORRISON HILL ROAD, HENNESSY ROAD, HEARD STREET, WING CHEUNG STREET AND 01 KWAN ROAD.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR VISITS ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT .............. 1

BROADCASTING REPORT SUMMARY RELEASED ............................ 1

R.T.H.K. STATEMENT ON REPORT ...................................  2

DORWARD ATTACKS JENKINS BILL IN PAPER ........................... 2

DB FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES ..................... 5

BALANCED DEVELOPMENT IN SERVICES FOR AGED ...................... 4-

COMMITTEE MEETS TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS ............................. 5

CALL TO DESIGN FIGHT CRIME CALENDAR ............................. 5

BUSY WEEKEND FOR CAS CADETS ..................................... 6

SHAM SHUT PO PARK SWIMMING POOL OPEN'S .......................... 7

80 CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS COMPLETE TRAINING ....................   8

WAN CHAI TRAFFIC CHANGES ........................................ 8

ROAD CLOSURE IN TAI PO........................................    8

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GOVERNOR VISITS ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, THIS AFTERNOON (WEDNESDAY), PAID A TWO-HOUR VISIT TO THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE DEPARTMENT’S WORK AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

ON HIS ARRIVAL AT THE EDD HEADQUARTERS AT THE EMPIRE CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST. SIR EDWARD WAS MET BY THE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT, DR NIP KAM-FAN, WHO EXPLAINED THE DEPARTMENT’S ORGANISATION.

HE WAS ALSO INTRODUCED TO MR K.C. WONG, PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT CIVIL ENGINEER- MR H.C. BEATON, PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT HIGHWAY ENGINEER- DR A. MALONE, ACTING PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER- AND MR K.C.R. JENKINS, THE MASS TRANSIT ADVISER.

THE GOVERNOR THEN SAW A SURVEY SECTION DEMONSTRATION IN THE COMPUTER ROOM AND LATER TOURED THE VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT, INCLUDING THE MASS TRANSIT OFFICE, HIGHWAYS, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND GEOTECHNICAL CONTROL.

FOLLOWING HIS TOUR OF THE HEADQUARTERS, SIR EDWARD HAS AN INFORMAL MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENTAL CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE WHICH REPRESENTS STAFF OF ALL GRADES IN THE EDD.

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BROADCASTING REPORT SUMMARY RELEASED * M * *

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) RELEASED A SUMMARY OF THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD REPORT, AND HAS PLACED A COPY OF THE FULL REPORT IN THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARY IN BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, FOR THE REFERENCE OF ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THIS WAS A TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT PENDING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE FULL REPORT, IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, IN LARGER NUMBERS AT THE END OF OCTOBER.

THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE THREE MONTHS TO COMMENT ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE REPORT AFTER THAT.

♦WHILE THE FULL REPORT WILL NOT BE READY IN LARGER NUMBERS FOR ANOTHER SIX WEEKS, PEOPLE CAN MAKE KNOWN THEIR VIEWS IN THE «ANT IME,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REPORT ARE THOSE OF THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD, AND ARE NOT GOVERNMENT PROPOSES.

THE ADMINISTRATION IS NOW STUDYING THE REPORT.

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THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION TO DRAW UP RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE BROADCASTING POLICIES TO BE ADOPTED WHEN THE CURRENT TELEVISION AND RADIO LICENCES EXPIRE IN 1988 AND 1989 RESPECTIVELY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IN COMMENTING ON THE REPORT DURING THE INTERIM PERIOD UNTIL THE END OF OCTOBER, OR DURING THE THREE MONTHS THEREAFTER, THE PUBLIC SHOULD SEND VIEWS TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY (BROADCASTING), ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH, ROOM 129, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

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R.T.H.K. STATEMENT ON REPORT * * *

IN ANSWER TO PRESS QUESTIONS ON THE REPORT OF THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD, A SPOKESMAN FOR R.T.H.K. SAID «

'THERE IS STILL A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE THE FUTURE SHAPE OF THE BROADCASTING INDUSTRY IS FINALISED. THE AIRWAVES BELONG TO THE COMMUNITY AND IT IS ONLY PROPER THAT THE PUBLIC IS NOW GETTING A LENGTHY OPPORTUNITY TO SAY WHAT IT THINKS ABOUT THE BOARD’S PROPOSALS. NATURALLY, PEOPLE AT R.T.H.K. APPRECIATE THE CONFIDENCE SHOWN IN THEM BY THE REVIEW BOARD IN COMING TO ITS CONCLUSIONS BUT IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRI ATE FOR US, AT PRESENT, TO COMMENT BEYOND THAT.’

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DORWARD ATTACKS JENKINS BILL IN PAPER

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A LETTER FROM HONG KONG’S COMMISSIONER FOR COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS IN THE UNITED STATES, MR WILLIAM DORWARD, ATTACKING THE JENKINS BILL HAS APPEARED IN THE LEADING FINANCIAL NEWSPAPER, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.

MR DORWARD ASKED: +IS NOT THE TREATMENT PROPOSED FOR THE THIRD WORLD (BUT NOT EUROPE OR CANADA) IN THE TEXTILE AND APPAREL TRADE ENFORCEMENT ACT EITHER MISGUIDED OR CYNICAL? OR BOTH?+

HE WAS RESPONDING TO A LETTER IN THE PAPER FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL LADIES’ GARMENT WORKERS UNION, MR SOL CHAIKIN, WHO WAS WRITING IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL.

MR DORWARD CALLED MR CHAIKIN’S LETTER A +PEJORATIVE TIRADE AGAINST THIRD WORLD COMPETITION IN TEXTILES AND APPAREL+.

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MR CHAIKIN CLAIMED THAT THE ACT WOULD PRESERVE FOR FOREIGN EXPORTERS AT LEAST 40 PER CENT OF THE AMERICAN MARKET, AND THAT THE LEGISLATION AIMED AT CONSERVING THE 1.7 MILLION REMAINING APPAREL AND TEXTILE JOBS.

HE ALSO ATTACKED +UNCONSCIONABLY LOW WAGES+ IN THE FAR EAST, +RANGING FROM 6 U.S. CENTS AN HOUR IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA TO A HIGH OF PERHAPS $1.18 IN HONG KONG+.

IN REPLY, MR DORWARD SAID THAT THE ACT +WOULD CUT BACK PRESENT LEGITIMATE LEVELS OF TRADE FROM MANY THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES BY UP TO 87 PER CENT, A DEVASTATING BLOW TO POOR ECONOMIES*.

HE ALSO TOOK ISSUE WITH MR CHAIKIN’S CHARGES OF UNFAIR COMPETITION BECAUSE POOR COUNTRIES PAID LOW WAGES. *1 DARESAY IF THEY COULD MANDATE BEING RICH, THEY WOULD, BUT THEY CAN’T,* MR DORWARD SAID.

POINTING OUT THAT EUROPEANS, ESPECIALLY THE ITALIANS, WERE INCREASINGLY COMPETITIVE WITH ASIAN SUPPLIERS AND THAT THE EEC WAS THE MAIN SOURCE OF GROWTH IN U.S. TEXTILE IMPORTS, HE ASKED: +IS NOT THE 'YELLOW PERIL’ ARGUMENT FOR THE TRAVAILS OF MR CHAIKIN’S CONSTITUENTS WEARING A LITTLE THIN?*

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DB FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES * * *

LOCAL ORGANISATIONS IN EASTERN CAN NOW APPLY TO THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD FOR FUNDS TO ORGANISE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD’S SECRETARIAT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

♦THERE IS NO LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT TO BE GRANTED, ALTHOUGH APPLICATIONS WILL BE VETTED BY THE BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, AND THE SUM, IF APPROVED, WILL DEPEND ON THE FUNDS AVAILABLE.*

+FOR ENTERTAINMENT, RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL AND FESTIVE ACTIVITIES, ORGANISERS WILL HAVE TO BEAR PART OF THE COSTS,* HE SAID.

+THOSE WISHING TO APPLY FOR FUNDS TO ORGANISE FUNCTIONS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR, SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE DISTRICT BOARD’S SECRETARIAT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30,+ HE ADDED.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE AT 880-886 KING’S ROAD, THE CAUSEWAY BAY SUB-OFF IC AT 9-11 WING HING STREET, THE SHAU KEI WAN SUB-OFFICE AT 243 SHAU KEI WAN ROAD, AND THE CHAI WAN SUB-OFFICE AT BLOCK 2, HING WAH ESTATE.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING BY THF BOARD’S SECRETARIAT IN MID-OCTOBER.

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BALANCED DEVELOPMENT IN SERVICES FOR AGED K « M K H »

COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES ARE ACCORDED TOP PRIORITY IN THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY ON SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY, FOLLOWED BY RESIDENTIAL CARE, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE AGED’S SHEK WAI KOK HOSTEL FOR THE ELDERLY IN TSUEN WAN, SHE SAID IN RECENT YEARS COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES HAD EXPANDED RAPIDLY TO HELP THE ELDERLY ENJOY HOME LIFE AND MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH SOCIETY WHILE RESIDENTIAL CARE, AIMED AT PROVIDING VARIOUS TYPES OF HOMES WITH A HOME-LIKE ATMOSPHERE, HAD DEVELOPED ACCORDING TO PLANNING TARGETS.

THESE TARGETS WERE UNDER CONSTANT REVIEW, MRS CHAN SAID, POINTING OUT THAT THE PLANNING RATIO FOR CARE-AND-ATTENTION HOMES HAD BEEN REVISED RECENTLY FROM FOUR PLACES PER THOUSAND ELDERLY ABOVE THE AGE OF 60 TO FIVE PLACES PER THOUSAND.

IN 1984-85, GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AMOUNTED TO SOME $27 MILLION WHILE THAT FOR RESIDENTIAL CARE WAS $32 MILLION.

♦THE GOVERNMENT WILL MAINTAIN A BALANCED DEVELOPMENT OF THESE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY ACCORDING TO DEMAND,♦ SHE SAID.

MRS CHAN ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE ELDERLY WOULD NOT BE EXCLUDED FROM SOCIETY WHEN THEY WERE UNDER RESIDENTIAL CARE.

HOSTELS AND SHELTERED HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY WERE LOCATED IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND DENSELY POPULATED AREAS, AND RESIDENTS COULD COME INTO CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEIR NEIGHBOURS.

♦THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IS TO SET UP CARE-AND-ATTENTION HOMES AND HOMES FOR THE AGED IN NEW PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES,* MRS CHAN SAID.

HEALTH PERMITTING, RESIDENTS WERE FREE TO COME AND GO AS THEY PLEASED IN THE HOMES, AND THEIR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS WERE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE TO KEEP IN CLOSE TOUCH.

THE SHEK WAI KOK HOSTEL CAN ACCOMMODATE 160 RESIDENTS AND PROVIDES THEM WITH MEAL AND LAUNDRY SERVICES. RESIDENTS CAN TAKE PART IN VARIOUS INTEREST GROUPS, HEALTH PROJECTS AND ELDERLY VOLUNTEER SERVICES.

IT IS THE SECOND HOSTEL FOR THE ELDERLY SET UP BY THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE AGED IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

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COMMITTEE MEETS TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS

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MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) TO DISCUSS THE PROBLEM OF BUILDING MANAGEMENT IN THE DISTRICT’S PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS.

THEY WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY AN AD-HOC WORKING GROUP ON RESIDENTS’ VIEWS REGARDING THE DEED OF MUTUAL COVENANT, AND THE AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT’S STANDING COMMITTEE ON MULTI-STOREY BUILDING MANAGEMENT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO LOOK INTO THE PROBLEM OF CONGESTION IN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS.

THEY WILL BE BRIEFED ON REHOUSING ARRANGEMENTS FOR VICTIMS OF A FIRE WHICH OCCURRED IN A PREMISES IN APLIU STREET EARLIER THIS YEAR.

THE MEETING, OPENED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME, WILL BE HELD AT 2.15 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE AT 39 TONKIN STREET.

RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETING AS OBSERVERS AND ADVANCE BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 3-7204251 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

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CALL TO DESIGN FIGHT CRIME CALENDAR M * * *

A 1986 CALENDAR DESIGN COMPETITION HAS BEEN ORGANISED TO PUBLICISE CRIME PREVENTION IN MONG KOK DISTRICT.

THE COMPETITION, ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE AND THE MONG KOK POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE, IS PART OF A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES DRAWN UP TO COMBAT CRIME IN THE DISTRICT.

ONE OF THE DESIGNS, WHICH SHOULD INCORPORATE THE THEME OF CRIME PREVENTION, WILL BE CHOSEN AS A POSTER-SIZE CALENDAR. COPIES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS TO PROMOTE THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE.

♦THE COMPETITION IS TO COINCIDE WITH THE YEAR-END BECAUSE THIS IS THE TIME WHEN MOST CRIMES OCCUR,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMITTEE SAID.

♦THE CALENDAR WILL BE A CONSTANT REMINDER TO RESIDENTS OF THE NEED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST CRIMINALS,+ HE ADDED.

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THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS - THE OPEN SECTION AND THE YOUTH SECTION. PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE MORE THAN FOUR COLOURS IN THEIR DESIGNS AND THE SIZE OF THE ARTWORK SHOULD MEASURE 435 MM BY 590 MM (17 INCHES BY 24 INCHES).

RESULTS AND PRIZES OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DECEMBER IN THE LAU WONG FAT SECONDARY SCHOOL WHERE ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN AN EXHIBITION.

GIFT COUPONS AND SOUVENIRS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE 10 BEST DESIGNS FROM EACH GROUP.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 31, AND ENTRY FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE, MONG KOK POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE AND MONG KOK KAIFONG ASSOCIATION.

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BUSY WEEKEND FOR CAS CADETS * X X *

MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES ARE IN FOR A BUSY WEEKEND, WITH THE ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) AND AN INTER-UNIT FOOTDRILL COMPETITION ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

TWENTY-ONE TEAMS FROM CADET UNITS AROUND THE TERRITORY WILL BE COMPETING IN THE FOOTDRILL COMPETITION AT THE CAS KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE, 204 ARGYLE STREET, STARTING FROM 8.30 AM.

THE CONTEST IS TO INSTILL A SENSE OF DISCIPLINE AMONG MEMBERS.

AFTER THE COMPETITION, CAS TACTICAL FORCE COMMANDER, MR WU MAN-KONG, WILL PRESENT THE +NORMAN LEUNG SHIELD* TO THE CHAMPION TEAM.

ON SATURDAY, OVER 400 CAS MEMBERS AND CADETS WILL TAKE PART IN THE ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA AT THE MORRISON HILL SWIMMING POOL BETWEEN 1 PM AND 6 PM.

SENIOR ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER, MR CHAN CHUN-YING, WILL BE PRESENTING PRIZES TO WINNERS.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CAS FOOTDRILL COMPETITION ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) FROM 8.30 AM TO 1.30 PM AT THE CAS KOWLOON TRAINING CENTRE, 204 ARGYLE STREET, KOWLOON.

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SHAM SHU I PO PARK SWIMMING POOL OPENS X K * M

THE SHAM SHU I PO PARK SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX WAS CFFICIALLY OPENED THIS (WEDNESDAY) MORNING BY DR DENNY HUANG, CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE.

IN HIS OPENING SPEECH, DR HUANG NOTED THAT SWIMMING HAD BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FORMS OF RECREATION AMONG THE LOCAL RESIDENTS AS COULD BE EVIDENCED FROM THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE VISITING THE URBAN COUNCIL SWIMMING POOLS AND BEACHES OVER THE YEARS.

IN 1984-85, MORE THAN 12 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED THE 12 URBAN BEACHES AND ALMOST 4.5 MILLION USED THE SWIMMING POOLS, DR HUANG POINTED OUT.

HE SAID THE URBAN COUNCIL HAD FULLY DEMONSTRATED THAT IT WAS COMMITTED TO MAKING LIFE HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WITH THE COMPLETION OF ANOTHER SWIMMING POOL PROJECT.

♦IN VIEW OF THE POPULARITY OF SWIMMING AMONG THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, THE COUNCIL IS PLANNING TO PROVIDE ONE SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX FOR EVERY 250 000 PEOPLE. AND I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT THE COUNCIL IS STEADILY ACHIEVING THIS TARGET,♦ SAID DR HUANG.

HE CALLED ON THE RESIDENTS OF KOWLOON WEST AND OTHER URBAN DWELLERS TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE SHAM SHU I PO PARK SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX, WHICH IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

IT COMPRISES A 50-METRE MAIN POOL, A SECONDARY POOL, TWO TEACHING POOLS, A DIVING POOL, A CHILDREN’S POOL, A PADDLING POOL, A SUNBATHING AREA, TWO FIRST-AID STATIONS, CHANGING ROOMS, TOILETS, A SODA FOUNDATION, A GENERAL RESTAURANT AND A SPECTATOR STAND CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING 800 PEOPLE.

THE MAIN, SECONDARY OR DIVING POOL CAN BE HEATED DURING THE WINTER MONTHS TO PROVIDE YEAR-ROUND ENJOYMENT FOR SWIMMERS.

THE COMPLEX OPENS IN FIVE SESSIONS DAILYi FROM 7 TO 9.15 A.M., 9.45 TO 12 NOON, 1 TO 4 P.M., 4.30 TO 6.45 P.M., AND 7.45 TO 10 P.M.

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80 CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS COMPLETE TRAINING

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EIGHTY CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECRUIT OFFICERS WERE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AWARDED CERTIFICATES FOR COMPLETING THE FULL ORIENTATIONAL TRAINING COURSE AND PASSING THE PROBATION PERIOD.

THEY WERE PRESENTED CERTIFICATES BY SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT NG WAI-MAN AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT’S STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY.

THE RECIPIENTS, COMPRISING SEVEN OFFICERS AND 73 ASSISTANT OFFICERS, HAVE NOW BEEN POSTED TO VARIOUS INSTITUTIONS RUN BY THE DEPARTMENT.

THE ONE-YEAR ORIENTATIONAL TRAINING COURSE IS DIVIDED INTO THREE STAGES WITH TWO PERIODS OF FIELD TRAINING AT DIFFERENT PENAL INSTITUTIONS.

THE COURSE IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING TRAINEES IN LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF CRIME, THE DYNAMICS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR, AND TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS.

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MONMOUTH PATH BETWEEN WING FUNG STREET WEST AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST IN WAN CHAI WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 6 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) TO 6 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR ROAD WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, WING FUNG STREET BETWEEN WING FUNG STREET WEST AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE REROUTED TWO-WAYS. VEHICLES ON MONMOUTH PATH HEADING FOR QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE DIVERTED INTO WING FUNG STREET WEST AND WING FUNG STREET.

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THE SECTION OF TAI PO ROAD NEAR KWONG FUK ESTATE IN TAI PO WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14-15) BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM, TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, THE ROAD WILL BE REOPEN TO TRAFFIC EVERY TEN MINUTES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG GETS ANTI-PROTECTIONIST MESSAGE TO U.S. MEDIA....... 1

ORDER SERVED OVER WALL COLLAPSE ................................. 2

PREMATURE TO APPROVE CHARTER FLIGHTS, DRAGONAIR TOLD ............ 2

SIR JOHN VISITS TWO FACTORIES..................................   J

MANUFACTURERS BRIEFED ON CHINA TRADE ............................ 3

SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION ..................... 4

OBJECTIONABLE SIGNBOARDS REMOVED ................................ 4

UC SEEKS DB VIEWS TO IMPROVE SERVICES.........................    5

FISHERMEN LEARN ABOUT DIVING AT SEMINAR.......................... 6

CHURCH SERVICES TO MARK SCHOOL YEAR.............................. 6

WAGE RISE ACCORD REACHED IN RATTAN TRADE ........................ 7

THEN MUN CAR PARKING SITE TO LET ................................ 7

SEMINAR FOR ELDERLY HELD IN SAI KUNG ..........................   8

ARCHERY TOURNAMENT INVITES APPLICATIONS ......................... 8

RESTORED LANTAU FORT OPEN TO PUBLIC.............................. 9

TAI PO LAUNCHES TREE PLANTING DAY ..............................  9

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN SHEUMG WAN FOR ROAD WORK .................... 10

FANLING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS .................................   10

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1985

HONG KONG GETS ANTI-PROTECTIONIST MESSAGE TO U.S. MEDIA

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, AMERICAN MEDIA INTEREST IN THE CASE AGAINST PROTECTIONISM IS INCREASINGLY STRONG AS U.S. LEGISLATORS MOVE TOWARDS A DECISION ON THE JENKINS BILL NOW BEFORE CONGRESS.

CALLS TO HONG KONG’S COMMISSIONER FOR COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS, IN NEW YORK, MR WILLIAM DORWARD, FROM PRESS AND TELEVISION REPORTERS HAVE INCREASED STEADILY AND JOURNALISTS FROM THE UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN VISITING HONG KONG.

DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, WENT COAST TO COAST ACROSS AMERICA YESTERDAY ON THE IMPORTANT +MORNING IN AMERICA* SHOW WHICH IS CARRIED BY 250 RADIO STATIONS. HE AND OTHER SENIOR TRADE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS HAVE ALSO GIVEN MANY INTERVIEWS IN RECENT WEEKS TO VISITING AMERICAN JOURNALISTS AND LOCALLY-BASED CORRESPONDENTS.

AMONG THE TV CREWS TO VISIT WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS IS ONE FROM SOUTH CAROLINA +HOME TERRITORY* OF THE POWERFUL PROTECTIONIST LOBBY.

IN AMERICA, WITHIN THE LAST FEW DAYS MR DORWARD HAS GIVEN INTERVIEWS IN WHICH THE HONG KONG VIEW WAS STRESSED TO +BUSINESS TODAY* AND TO +PACIFIC SHIPPER* MAGAZINE. THE FORMER HAS AN IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS READERSHIP, WHILE THE LATTER IS PUTTING TOGETHER A STORY ON HOW THE JENKINS BILL WOULD DRASTICALLY AFFECT THE U.S. SHIPPING INDUSTRY.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE DANGERS OF PROTECTIONISM WAS GIVEN TO FREELANCERS AND OTHER CALLERS WHO HAVE BEEN WRITING ARTICLES AND PREPARING PROGRAMMES ON HOW TRADE WOULD BE DESTABILISED SHOULD THE BILL PASS.

IN WASHINGTON ONE PUBLICATION TO HAVE BEEN BRIEFED WAS THE ♦EAST ASIA EXECUTIVE REPORT* WHICH WILL RUN AN ARTICLE IN ITS OCTOBER ISSUE AND WHICH, IN ITS SEPTEMBER ISSUE, PRAISED HONG KONG’S COPYRIGHT LAWS AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY AS AMONG THE WORLD’S BEST AND MOST STRINGENT.

+THE HEIGHTENED MEDIA INTEREST IN THE UNITED STATES IS WELCOME INDICATION THAT THE DANGERS OF PROTECTIONISM IN GENERAL, AND OF THE JENKINS BILL IN PARTICULAR, ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY EVIDENT,* SAID MR MACLEOD.

+WE HAVE BEEN STRESSING THE DANGERS THAT ARE BEING POSED TO THE UNITED STATES’ OWN INTERESTS AND TO THE WORLD TRADING SYSTEM GENERALLY AND WE WILL GO ON DOING SO TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MES' IGE GETS HOME.*

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ORDER SERVED OVER WALL COLLAPSE ******

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE HAS SERVED AN ORDER THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON ON THE LANDOWNER OF THE VACANT SITE AT 160-168 HOLLYWOOD ROAD. CENTRAL, A BOO SPOKESMAN SAID IN REFERENCE TO THE COLLAPSE OF A RETAINING WALL AT THE REAR OF THE SITE ON SEPTEMBER 6.

THE ORDER REQUIRES THE OWNER TO PROVIDE A FENCE AT SQUARE STREET AND THAT SUCH WORK BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 27.

THE ORDER ALSO REQUIRES INVESTIGATION, ANALYSIS AND REPORT ON THE RETAINING WALL AND DETAILED PERMANENT REMEDIAL PROPOSALS TO BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 20 TO THE BUILDING AUTHORITY FOR APPROVAL.

THE REMEDIAL WORKS ARE TO BE CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPROVED PROPOSALS TO THE SATISFACTION OF THE BUILDING AUTHORITY. SUCH WORKS SHOULD START BY SEPTEMBER 27 AND TO BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 13.

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PREMATURE TO APPROVE CHARTER FLIGHTS, DRAGONAIR TOLD X X « X X

THE FOLLOWING IS ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION*

IN DISAPPROVING DRAGONAIR’S APPLICATION FOR CHARTER FLIGHTS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND BE IJING/SHANGHAI LAST MONTH, THE DIRECTOR CF CIVIL AVIATION SAID THAT HE WOULD REVIEW THE MATTER IN THE LIGHT OF THE OUTCOME OF AIR SERVICES TALKS BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CHINESE AERONAUTICAL AUTHORITIES.

THESE DISCUSSIONS TOOK PLACE IN BEIJING FROM SEPTEMBER 2 TO 5 AND ALTHOUGH NO CONCLUSION WAS REACHED FOR REVISED AIR SERVICES arrangements, it was agreed that additional capacity for air SERVICES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND INLAND CITIES OF CHINA WAS REQUIRED. IT WAS ALSO AGREED TO RESUME DISCUSSIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND THE TWO DELEGATIONS EXPRESSED THEIR CONFIDENCE THAT THEY COULD REACH MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE ARRANGEMENTS.

ACCORDINGLY, AN OUTCOME OF THESE DISCUSSIONS MUST AWAIT A FURTHER ROUND OF TALKS. MEANWHILE, IT WOULD BE PREMATURE TO APPROVE CHARTER FLIGHTS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND BE IJING/SHANGHAI BY DRAGONAIR AND THE AIRLINE HAS BEEN SO INFORMED.

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SIR JOHN VISITS TWO FACTORIES * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TODAY (THURSDAY) SAW THE PRINTING OF BANKNOTES WHEN VISITI NG THOMAS DE LA RUE (HONG KONG) LIMITED ON THE TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

SIR JOHN WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY MR PETER JOHNSON. THEY WERE WELCOMED ON ARRIVAL BY THE COMPANY’S DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER, MR RONALD DICKINSON.

THE BRITISH-OWNED THOMAS DE LA RUE (HONG KONG) LIMITED WAS ESTABLISHED IN AUGUST 1982. THE FACTORY, ALSO PRINTS OTHER SECURITY DOCUMENTS.

SIR JOHN ALSO VISITED THE CARLSBERG BREWERY HONG KONG LIMITED ON THE SAME INDUSTRIAL ESTATE. HE WAS SHOWN THE BREWING PROCESSES BY THE GENERAL MANAGER, MR FLEMMING WITH-SEIDEL IN AND THE TECHNICAL MANAGER, MR FLEMMING ELDON.

IS

ESTABLISHED IN 1978, CARLSBERG IS A 2***’SH-OWNED BREWERY WITH A FLOOR AREA OF ABOUT 20 000 SQUARE METRES. ITS BEER FOR BOTH LOCAL CONSUMPTION AND EXPORT TO SINGAPORE, MACAU

AND

CHINA.

MANUFACTURERS BRIEFED ON CHINA TRADE

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MORE THAN 90 MANUFACTURERS AND FACTORY OWNERS IN SAN PO KONG WERE TODAY (THURSDAY) BRIEFED AT A LUNCHEON SEMINAR ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF ESTABLISHING TRADE IN CHINA.

THE SEMINAR, SPONSORED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD, WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SAN PO KONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE, THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL AND HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

WITH AN AIM OF PROMOTING HONG KONG’S TRADE, THE SAN PO KONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE ORGANISED TODAY’S SEMINAR TO PROVIDE MANUFACTURERS IN THE AREA WITH THE LATEST MARKET INFORMATION.

SPEAKERS FROM TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL WERE MR T.S. CHOW AND MR W.H. WONG. MR CHOW TALKED ABOUT TDC’S SERVICES AND ITS PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN CHINA. WHILE MR WONG TALKED ABOJT HOW TO PENETRATE THE CHINA MARKET.

FROM THE PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL WERE MR ANDY NG WHO SPOKE ON THE WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE COUNCIL AND ►R S.S. CHIU ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND WAYS TO DEAL WITH POLLUTION PROBLEMS.

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SEMINAR TO FOCUS ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

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ABOUT 300 REPRESENTATIVES OF AREA COMMITTEES AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN SHAM SHUI PO WILL TAKE PART IN A SEMINAR THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO DISCUSS THE ROLE OF LOCAL ORGANISATIONS IN DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

AT THE SEMINAR, PARTICIPANTS WILL LOOK INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DISTRICT BOARD, AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OTHER CIVIC BODIES, AND CANVASS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PRESENT PATTERN OF CONSULTATION IN THE DISTRICT.

SPEAKERS ON THE PANEL WILL INCLUDE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR STEPHEN CHENG- DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SYLVESTER TSE, AND AREA COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN.

THE SEMINAR IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NAM SHAN AND YAU YAT CHUEN AREA COMMITTEE AND LOCAL MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES WITH SPONSORSHIP OF THE DISTRICT BOARD.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR WHICH WILL START AT 3 PM AT WAH YAN RESTAURANT, MAN HING HOUSE, TAI HANG SAI ESTATE.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

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OBJECTIONABLE SIGNBOARDS REMOVED M M M

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE WONG TAI SIN POLICE TODAY (THURSDAY) REMOVED ABOUT 20 OBJECTIONABLE SIGNBOARDS IN THE SECOND CLEARANCE OPERATION IN THE SAN PO KONG AREA THIS YEAR.

THE OPERATION, FINANCED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD. WAS CARRIED OUT AT THE REQUEST OF THE YIN HING BUILDING OWNERS' INCORPORATION AND THE PO KONG HOUSE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE.

SIGNBOARDS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE TWO BUILDINGS WERE REMOVED IN THE ONE-HOUR OPERATION BY PRIVATE CONTRACTORS

UNDER THE

SUPERVISION OF DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF.

THE DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE CARRYING OUT SIMILAR OPERATIONS IN THE FUTURE TO RID THE AREA OF SUCH SIGNBOARDS.

THE DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE HAS ENDORSED THE ALLOCATION OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THIS PURPOSE.

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UC SEEKS DB VIEWS TO IMPROVE SERVICES

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THE URBAN COUNCIL HELD A MEETING WITH THE CHAIRPERSONS CF THE HONG KONG ISLAND DISTRICT BOARDS AND COMMITTEES TODAY (THURSDAY) TO SEEK THEIR VIEWS AS TO HOW THE COUNCIL CAN IMPROVE ITS SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR HONG KONG ISLAND AS A WHOLE.

IN HIS WELCOMING ADDRESS, THE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, SAIDi ♦THIS FIRST ISLAND REGION GET-TOGETHER IS PART OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S ON-GOING EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN THE GOODWILL AND VALUABLE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE BETTER FACILITIES AND IMPROVE THE LIFE-STYLE OF THE PUBLIC.

♦SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FOUR DISTRICT BOARDS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS BEEN STRENGTHENING ITS TIES WITH EACH DISTRICT BOARD AND I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE CLOSE SUPPORT AND CO-OPERATION WHICH EACH DISTRICT BOARD HAS GIVEN TO THE COUNCIL.+

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THE COUNCIL WELCOMED CRITICISMS AND SUGGESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS IN THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF COUNCIL’S PROJECTS SUCH AS MARKET COMPLEXES, GAMES HALLS, SWIMMING POOLS, COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRES, LIBRARIES AND PARKS.

HE THANKED THE DISTRICT BOARDS FOR JOINING THE COUNCIL IN ORGANISING DISTRICT CULTURAL, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION PROGRAMMES AND SUPPORTING THE CLEAN HONG KONG CAMPAIGN AND OTHER ACTIVITIES TO MAKE EACH DISTRICT A CLEANER AND HEALTHIER PLACE TO LIVE. HE HOPED THAT THIS CO-OPERATION WOULD GROW EVEN STRONGER IN THE FUTURE.

THE CHAIRPERSONS WHO ATTENDED TODAY’S MEETING INCLUDED MR VINCENT KO (CENTRAL AND WESTERN), MRS PEGGY LAM (WAN CHAI), MR SHUM CHOI-SANG (EASTERN) AND MR JASPER LAM (SOUTHERN).

ALSO PRESENT WERE A NUMBER OF URBAN COUNCILLORS SITTING ON THE FOUR HK ISLAND DISTRICT BOARDS AND THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, MR P.J. WILL IAMSON,-AND THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI.

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FISHERMEN LEARN ABOUT DIVING AT SEMINAR M M X M M

TWENTY-FIVE FISHERMEN LEARNED AT A SEMINAR TODAY ABOUT THE HAZARD OF DIVING AND THE MEANS OF PREVENTING IT.

THE HALF-DAY SEMINAR, HELD AT THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT’S CHEUNG CHAU FISH DEPOT, WAS THE SECOND IN A SERIES CF TRAINING ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

THE FIRST SEMINAR WAS HELD YESTERDAY FOR 22 FISHERMEN AT THE ABERDEEN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET AND 20 MORE FISHERMEN WILL ATTEND THE THIRD SEMINAR AT SHAU KEI WAN WHOLESALE FISH MARKET TOMORROW.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE TRAINING COURSE ON DIVING SAFETY WAS THE SECOND ORGANISED THIS YEAR WITH THE FIRST CONDUCTED IN JULY AT THE SHA TAU KOK WHOLESALE FISH MARKET.

♦IN VIEW OF THE RECENT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DIVING ACCIDENTS INVOLVING FISHERMEN, THE DEPARTMENT IS STRENGTHENING TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR FISHERMEN ON PRECAUTIONS TO BE OBSERVED WHILE DIVING,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

PUBLICITY IS ALSO BEING STEPPED UP BY REGULAR TALKS ON DIVING SAFETY IN THE +FISHERMEN HALF HOUR+, A WEEKLY RTHK RADIO PROGRAMME, HE ADDED.

TODAY’S SEMINAR INCLUDED A LECTURE BY AN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH EXPERT FROM THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, AND A DISCUSSION SESSION. DESCRIPTIVE LEAFLETS WERE ALSO DISTRIBUTED.

OTHER SEMINARS FOR INTERESTED FISHERMEN GROUPS ARE BEING ARRANGED AS PART OF A REGULAR PROGRAMME OF TRAINING TO HELP FISHERMEN IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY.

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TEACHERS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES WHICH WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 15), TO MARK THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

THE 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 HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN KOWLOON.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL STARTING AT 11 AM, WHILE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SERVICES), MR S.K. LEUNG, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AT 9 AM.

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WAGE RISE ACCORD REACHED IN RATTAN TRADE * * * *

’ WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS IN THE RATTAN TRADE HAVE ENTERED A COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR A 10 PER CENT WAGE INCRE ' FOR WORKERS FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THIS YEAR.

THE AGREEMENT, WITNESSED BY THE LABOUR RELATIONS DIVJSIO OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, WAS SIGNED BY THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOC CHINESE RATTAN WORKERS UNION AND THE HONG KONG RATTAN MERCHANT ASSOCIATION AND THE CHINESE RATTAN TRADE MERCHANTS ASSOC! AT.0-.

CHIEF LABOUR OFFICER OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS DIVISION, DONALD CHAN, SAID THE AGREEMENT WAS YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING WHICH WAS PRACTISED IN MANY TRADITIONAL TRADES IN HONG KONG.

HE SAID INDUSTRY-WIDE COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS SIGNIFIED THE TRUST AND CO-OPERATION BETWEEN EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS AND THE R RESPECTIVE UNIONS.

+THEY ARE ALSO INDICATIVE OF THE GOOD COMMUNICATION PRACT CEc AND HARMONIOUS LABOUR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS IN THE TRADES INVOL -i -HE SAID.

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TUEN MUN CAR PARKING SITE TO LET * * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A CAR PARKING SITE IN TUEN MUN.

MEASURING ABOUT 4 250 SQUARE METRES, THE SITE IS LOCATED AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR SAM SHING ESTATE.

THE TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY. THE DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 27.

TENDER FORM, NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND A RELATED PLAN AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD. HONG KONG- DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON- AND DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, TUEN MUN, TUEN MUN DISTRIC' OFFICE BUILDING, 201 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, NEW TERRITORIES.

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SEMINAR FOR ELDERLY HELD IN SAI KUNG * * O

’ A SEMINAR WAS ORGANISED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE SAI DISTRICT OFFICE AT THE TUI MIN HOI CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE THE ELDERLYTO GIVE THE AGED AN IDEA OF THE FUNCTIONS OF PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL.

KUNG FOR THE

THE AIM OF THE SEMINAR WAS TO KUNG TO SIGN UP AS VOTERS FOR THE IN MARCH NEXT YEAR.

MOTIVATE THE ELDERLY IN SAI REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS

tudcc mpmrfrs FROM THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD, INCLUDING MR WAN YUET-KAU WHO IS THE BOARD’S PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE, MERE INVITED TO BRIEF PARTICIPANTS AT THE

TO BRIEF

PARTICIPANTS AT THE

SEMINAR.

ABOUT 90 ELDERLY PEOPLE ATTENDED THEM REGISTERED AS VOTERS ON THE SPOT OFFICE STAFF.

THE SEMINAR AND SOME OF WITH THE HELP OF DISTRICT

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ARCHERY TOURNAMENT INVITES M * *

APPLICATIONS

APPLICANTS ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE URBAN COUNCIL SHIELD ARCHERY TOURNAMENT 1985 TO BE HELD AT THE WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND ON SEPTEMBER 22, OCTOBER 6 AND 27.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG ARCHERY ASSOCIATION.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE CLASSIFIED INTO SIX DIVISIONS* MEN’S SENIOR, MEN’S INTERMEDIATE, MEN’S JUNIOR, WOMEN’S SENIOR, WOMEN’S INTERMEDIATE, AND WOMEN’S JUNIOR. THEY WILL COMPETE IN VARIOUS SHOOTING DISTANCES.

ENTRY FEES ARE $20 PER PERSON. THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY IS SEPTEMBER 16 (MONDAY).

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE HONG KONG ARCHERY ASSOCIATION, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND AND ALL URBAN COUNCIL INDOOR GAMES HALLS.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1985

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RESTORED LANTAU FORT OPEN TO PUBLIC * MX

A FORT WHICH IS BELIEVED TO HAVE A HISTORY OF 250 YEARS, HAS RECENTLY BEEN RESTORED. AND IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLUC DAILY BETWEEN 9 AM AND 4 PM, EXCEPT TUESDAYS.

KNOWN AS FAN LAU FORT, IT IS LOCATED ON A SMALL PROMONTORY ABOUT 600 METRES ABOVE SEA-LEVEL, AT THE SOUTH-WESTERN TIP OF LANTAU ISLAND OVERLOOKING THE BUSY LANTAU CHANNEL - AN IMPORTANT PASSAGE TO THE PEARL RIVER ESTUARY AND GUANGZHOU.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENT OFFICE SAID TODAY; + IT IS PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THIS STRATEGIC POSITION THAT THE FORT WAS BUILT BY THE IMPERIAL QING GOVERNMENT, AS PART OF THE COASTAL DEFENCE SYSTEM TO SUPPRESS PIRATES AND TO CONTROL THE INCREASING TRADE WITH THE WEST.+

THE RECTANGULAR SHAPED FORT, MEASURING 21 METRES X 46 METRES, HAD 20 ROOMS, AND WELL-BUILT WALLS OF SEMI-DRESSED STONE. IT WAS SAID TO HAVE BEEN ARMED WITH EIGHT CANNONS.

RECORDS SHOW THAT THE FORT HAD BEEN IN A STATE OF RUIN SINCE 1840, WITH ONLY THE EXTERIOR WALLS REMAINING.

THESE WALLS HAVE NOW BEEN RESTORED AND STABILISED.

♦VISITORS CAN NOW SAFELY ENJOY THIS INTERESTING HISTORICAL FEATURE WITHIN THE SCENIC SOUTH LANTAU COUNTRY PARK,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE RESTORATION PROGRAMME, CARRIED OUT BY THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY A DONATION FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

THE FORT WAS GAZETTED AS A MONUMENT IN NOVEMBER 1981.

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TAI PO LAUNCHES TREE PLANTING DAY *****

SOME 120 COMMUNITY-SPIRITED STUDENTS IN TAI PO TOOK PART IN A CEREMONY MARKING THE TAI PO TREE PLANTING DAY AT THE JUNCTION OF TING KOK ROAD AND TUNG TSZ ROAD TODAY (THURSDAY).

ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE TAI PO TREE PLANTING DAY WAS AIMED AT AROUSING INTEREST ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BEAUTIFYING THE EVIRONMENT.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE TREE-PLANTING CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF TA! PO DISTRICT BOARD, MR STEPHEN WONG; THE DISTRICT OFFICER OF TAI PO, MR THOMAS CHAN; THE CHAIRMAN OF TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE, MR HO YUNG-SANG; AND THE LEISURE MANAGER AND HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT OF TAI PO DISTRICT, MESSRS LEE SZE-HUNG AND CHAN CHAI-CHI.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1985

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN SHEUNG WAN FOR ROAD WORK

X 3f X * 3f

A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN SHEUNG WAN FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 15) TO FACILITATE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

THE ARRANGEMENTS, WHICH WILL BE IN FORCE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, AREt

* ALL VEHICLES ON MORRISON STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

X NO VEHICLE ON MORRISON STREET, OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES, WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

* VEHICLES ON MORRISON STREET HEADING FOR CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE DIVERTED TO CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WESTBOUND, DES VOEUX ROAD WEST WESTBOUND, EASTERN STREET, QUEEN’S ROAD WEST, CENTRE STREET AND DES VOEUX ROAD WEST EASTBOUND.

X CLEVERLY STREET BETWEEN DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL AND WING LOK STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR LOCAL ACCESS, WHICH WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

* THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN CLEVERLY STREET AND MORRISON STREET WILL BE MADE A 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY DAILY. WITHIN THE ROAD SECTION, NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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FANLING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS * * * *

KOWLOON-BOUND TAI PO ROAD (FANLING SECTION) WILL BE CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKSi

# FROM 5 PM ON SEPTEMBER 15 (SUNDAY) TO 5.30 AM

ON SEPTEMBER 16 (MONDAY).

* FROM 11 PM ON SEPTEMBER 22 (SUNDAY) TO 5.30 AM

ON SEPTEMBER 23 (MONDAY).

* FROM 11 PM ON SEPTEMBER 29 (SUNDAY) TO 5.30 AM

ON SEPTEMBER 30 (MONDAY).

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THURSDAY, SEPTB4BER 12, 1985

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MOTORISTS HEADING FOR TAI PO OR KOWLOON ARE ADVISED TO USE JOCKEY CLUB ROAD.

. KMB 78K PLYING BETWEEN SHEUNG SHU I AND SHA TAU KOK ROAD WILL BE REROUTED TO USE JOCKEY CLUB ROAD.

TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK, SLIP ROAD C LINKING TUEN MUN ROAD NORTHBOUND AND WONG CHU ROAD EASTBOUND IN TUEN MUN WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM ON SEPTEMBER 15 (SUNDAY) TO 10 AM ON SEPTEMBER 16 (MONDAY).

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR SOUTHWEST TUEN MUN ARE ADVISED TO USE ROAD D8 AND TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

EX-GRATIA RATES FOR RESUMED LAND REVISED ..................... 1

PROGRESS ON JENKINS BILL MONITORED ........................... 1

LAND COMMISSION HOLDS 4TH MEETING ............................ 2

MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES SET OUT............................... 5

STEADY GROWTH IN HaNG LUNG BANK BUSINESS ..................... 5

BEACHES CLOSED FOR CONTAINER TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION ........... k

CO-OPTED MEMBERS' ROLE CLARIFIED ............................. 5

REGIONAL COUNCIL TO GET LOGO ................................. 6

ROAD SCHEME INCLUDED IN DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN ............ 6

NEW FOOTBRIDGE PLANNED ....................................... 7

DB MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT FIRE FIGHTING ......................... 8

BOATS' USE OF RADIOS MADE EASIER.............................. 8

INTELPOST ACCEPTANCE OFFICES DOUBLED ......................... 9

COLOMBIA JOINS SPKjDPOST NETWORK  ............................ 10

REGISTRATION REVOKED.......................................... 10

RECORD ENTRIES FOR TOLO HaRBOUR SWIM ......................... 10

COMPETITION TO TEST MARTIAL ARTS SKILLS ...................... 11

CLEVERLY STREET CLOSURE PROPOSED ............................. 12

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EX-GRATIA RATES FOR RESUMED LAND REVISED

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED REVISED EX-GRAT’IA COMPENSATION RATES FOR RESUMED LAND.

THE RATE FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND IN THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES AND THE URBAN AREAS OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON WILL BE $48 PER SQUARE FOOT INSTEAD OF THE EXISTING $40.80 PER SQUARE FOOT.

THE RATE FOR BUILDING LAND WITHIN THE NEW TOWN AREAS WILL BE $84 PER SQUARE FOOT, COMPARED WITH THE PRESENT RATE OF $66.

THE RATES FOR LAND RESUMED OUTSIDE THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT AREAS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE THE APPROPRIATE PERCENTAGE OF THE BASIC RATES OF $40 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND AND $70 PER SQUARE FOOT FOR BUILDING LAND.

THE PRESENT BASIC RATES FOR AGRICULTURAL LAND AND BUILDING LAND ARE CALCULATED AT $34 AND $55 PER SQUARE FOOT.

+THE NEW RATES REPRESENT 18 TO 27 PER CENT INCREASE ON THE EXISTING RATES AND REVERT APPROXIMATELY TO THOSE APPLICABLE IN APRIL 1983,+ A LANDS DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE GAZETTE ALSO CONTAINS A LIST OF REVISED CURRENCY VALUES OF NEW TERRITORIES LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS A/B).

ACCORDING TO THE SPOKESMAN, THE NEW VALUES REPRESENT INCREASES BETWEEN 15 TO 30 PER CENT OF THE PRESENT CURRENCY VALUES, DEPENDING ON THE YEAR THE LETTER B WAS ISSUED.

BOTH THE NEW EX-GRATIA COMPENSATION RATES FOR RESUMED LAND AND CURRENCY VALUES FOR LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 1.

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PROGRESS ON JENKINS BILL MONITORED

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REPORTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM WASHINGTON THAT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE, CONGRESSMAN DAN ROSTENKOWSKI HAS ANNOUNCED HIS COMMITTEE WILL CONSIDER THE JENKINS BILL ON SEPTEMBER 19.

COMMENTING ON THIS, MR DONALD TSANG, ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE, SAID: +THIS IS NOT AN UNEXPECTED DEVELOPMENT. IT HAS BEEN CLEAR FOR SOME TIME THAT THINGS WOULD COME TO A HEAD FAIRLY SOON AFTER CONGRESS RESUMED.

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+MR MACLEOD, DIRECTOR OF TRADE, WHO IS IN WASHINGTON, WILL REVIEW THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS MOVE WITH MR WILLIAM DORWARD AND MR PETER LO, AND WITH OUR ADVISERS IN THE U.S.

+WE HAVE IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS ALLOCATED MUCH OF OUR RESOURCES IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN HONG KONG TO THE FIGHT AGAINST THE BILL, AND WE EXPECT TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL MOVES IN STEPPING UP OUR LOBBYING EFFORTS SHORTLY.

+NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO MAXIMISE OUR EFFORTS, AND THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT WE WILL BE DOING.+

MR TSANG SAID THAT FURTHER DETAILS OF THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE’S TIMETABLE FOR CONSIDERING THE BILL ARE BEING SOUGHT FROM THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WASHINGTON OFFICE.

♦THE QUESTION OF TIMING AND TACTICS ON THE BILL REMAINS VERY COMPLICATED. WE WILL BE MONITORING DEVELOPMENTS VERY CLOSELY IN WASHINGTON, AND ADJUSTING OUR TACTICS MORE OR LESS ON A DAILY BASIS,* MR TSANG SAID.

CONSIDERATION IN THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE WAS THE' FIRST FORMAL STEP IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS WITHIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. IF THE BILL PASSED THE COMMITTEE IT COULD THEN BE CONSIDERED BY THE FULL HOUSE. IF PASSED BY THE HOUSE, SIMILAR PROCEDURES WOULD HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE SENATE BEFORE THE BILL COULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE PRESIDENT.

ANY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BILLS PASSED BY THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE WOULD HAVE TO BE RESOLVED BEFORE SUBMISSION TO THE PRESIDENT, HE SAID.

THE PRESIDENT HAS 10 DAYS IN WHICH TO CONSIDER ANY BILL. IN THAT TIME HE MUST DECIDE WHETHER TO SIGN THE BILL AND THEREBY PASS IT INTO LAW, OR TO EXERCISE HIS VETO.

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LAND COMMISSION HOLDS 4TH MEETING M M * * *

THE SI NO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION HELD ITS FOURTH MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 12-13 TO DISCUSS THE LAND DISPOSAL PROGRAMME FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR IN RELATION TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION.

THE TWO SIDES EXCHANGED VIEWS ON THE PRESENT STATE OF THE PROPERTY MARKET AND FUTURE LAND REQUIREMENTS. THIS DISCUSSION FORMED A USEFUL BASIS FOR FURTHER DETAILED CONSIDERATION OF THE LAND DISPOSAL PROGRAMME.

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 9 TO CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION ON THE LAND DISPOSAL PROGRAMME.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1985

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MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES SET OUT * * *

A NOTICE ON THE INTEREST RATES FOR MORTGAGES OF FLATS IN THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME IS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE NEW RATES WILL APPLY TO FLATS WHOSE MORTGAGES COME INTO EFFECT OR ARE DUE FOR A RECALCULATION OF INTEREST IN THE THREEMONTH PERIOD BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 6, 1985.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT PARTICIPATING FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, HOWEVER, WERE AT LIBERTY TO CHARGE INTEREST PURSUANT TO THE LEGAL CHARGE AT A LOWER RATE THAN THOSE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE.

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STEADY GROWTH

IN HANG LUNG BANK * * * *

BUSINESS

ANNOUNCES THAT FOR THE

THE BOARD OF HANG

YEAR THIS

LUNG BANK LIMITED ti

TO MARCH 31, 1985 THE GROUP MADE A LOSS OF $123 M|(-LION. COMPARES WITH A LOSS OF $352 MILLION INCURRED IN THE

PREVIOUS YEAR.

THERE HAS BEEN A STEADY GROWTH IN THE BANK’S BUSINESS, REFLECTING AMONG OTHER FACTORS CONTINUED CONF DENCE IN THE BANK ITSELF, AND THIS HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE IMPROVEMENT SHOWN BY THESE FIGURES.

CUSTOMERS DEPOSITS HAVE GROWN AND ADVANCES TO CUSTOMERS HAVE INCREASED.

THE BANK CONTINUES IN A HEALTHY LIQUID CONDITION. GROUP SHAREHOLDER’S FUNDS AT MARCH 31, 1985 TOTALLED $357 MILLION AND GROSS ASSETS $4 096 MILLION.

AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND, THE BOARD BELIEVES THAT, IN THE ABSENCE OF UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, IMPROVEMENT WILL CONTINUE IN THE CURRENT YEAR.

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BEACHES CLOSED FOR CONTAINER TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION * * * *

THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY (FRIDAY) GAVE ITS APPROVAL TO THE PROPOSED TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF PARTS OF ANGLER’S BEACH AND A SMALL PART OF THE HILLSIDE BEHIND GEMINI (WEST) BEACH IN TSUEN WAN TO FACILITATE WORK IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECLAMATION OF LAND FOR A NEW CONTAINER TERMINAL IN KWAI CHUNG.

THE PROJECT MANAGER (TSUEN WAN) OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, DR EDWARD PRYOR, SAID THAT THE SHAM TSENG AREA HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE MAJOR SOURCE OF FILL FOR THE RECLAMATION OF LAND FOR THE PROPOSED CONTAINER TERMINAL 6. RECLAMATION IS PROGRAMMED TO START IN 1986 AND TO BE COMPLETED BY LATE 1989.

HE ESTIMATED THAT 9.4 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF FILL WOULD BE REQUIRED. AND THE OVERALL RATE OF EXTRACTION WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 20 000 CUBIC METRES PER DAY FOR 25 DAYS A MONTH.

+T0 REMOVE THIS QUANTITY OF FILL BY ROAD TO THE RECLAMATION SITE WOULD REQUIRE ABOUT 230 TRUCK MOVEMENTS PER HOUR ONE WAY THROUGHOUT A PERIOD OF THREE TO FOUR YEARS. THIS WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTABLE FROM THE TRANSPORT POINT OF VIEW,+ DR PRYOR SAID.

IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THE FILL COULD BE MOVED FAR MORE ECONOMICALLY AND EFFICIENTLY BY A SYSTEM OF OVERHEAD CONVEYOR BELTS NEAR THE BEACHES AND ONTO BARGES TO THE RECLAMATION SITES.

THIS WOULD, HOWEVER, NECESSITATE THE PARTIAL CLOSURE OF THE TWO BEACHES FOR A PERIOD OF THREE TO FOUR YEARS FROM JANUARY 1986 TO ESTABLISH BARGE LOADING POINTS.

COMMENTING ON THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE TWO BEACHES TEMPORARILY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID THAT IN CONSIDERING THE PROPOSED CLOSURE THE DEPARTMENT HAD TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION THE FACT THAT UPON COMPLETION OF THE WORK, ANY LAND AFFECTED ABOVE THE SHORELINE WOULD BE RESTORED AND THE RECLAMATION REQUIRED TO FORM THE BARGE LOADING POINT WOULD BE HANDED OVER TO THE REGIONAL COUNCIL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF RECREATION PROJECTS.

HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT ANGLER’S BEACH WAS ALREADY POLLUTED AND +CLOSED TO SWIMMERS+.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT IN SPITE OF THE POLLUTION, THE ANGLER’S BEACH IS VERY POPULAR FOR PICNICKING AND BARBECUING ACTIVITIES AND THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO AGREE TO ALLOW WORKS TO BE DONE THERE WHICH WOULD DETRACT FROM ITS AMENITY VALUE FOR THREE YEARS.

♦ BUT HAVING REGARD TO THE ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE TO HONG KONG OF CONTAINER TERMINAL 6 AND IN VIEW OF THE PROJECT MANAGER (TSUEN WAN)’S ASSURANCES THAT DISRUPTION TO THE EXISTING BARBECUE PICNIC FACILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO THE MINIMUM, THE DEPARTMENT CONSIDERED THE PROPOSED PARTIAL CLOSURE WHICH WOULD AFFECT A TOTAL AREA OF ABOUT ONE HECTARE TO BE ACCEPTABLE,+ THE SPOKEMAN SAID.

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CO-OPTED MEMBERS’ ROLE CLARIFIED MM***

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, REITERATED TODAY THAT DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAD BEEN APP&INTED TO THE COUNCIL’S DISTRICT COMMITTEES WOULD SERVE

ONLY ON A PERSONAL BASIS.

HE WAS COMMENTING ON NEWSPAPER REPORTS ON THE APPOINTMENT OF CO-OPTED MEMBERS TO THE DISTRICT COMMITTEE AT THE MONTHLY MEETING

OF THE COUNCIL.

REFERRING TO SUGGESTIONS THAT DISTRICT BOARDS SHOULD BE INVITED TO NOMINATE THEIR REPRESENTATIVES TO THE DISTRICT COMMITTEES MR CHEUNG POINTED OUT THAT THERE IS ALREADY AN ARRANGEMENT FOR DISTRICT BOARDS TO BE FORMALLY REPRESENTED ON THE COUNCIL.

♦THEY ARE THE REPRESENTATIVE MEMBERS WHO ARE FULL MEMBERS OF THIS COUNCIL. THEY ARE ELECTED BY THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND THEY PROVIDE A FORMAL TIE BETWEEN THE COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS,* MR CHEUNG SAID.

♦FURTHERMORE, WE HAVE DECIDED THAT THE REPRESENTATIVE MEMBERS WILL BE APPOINTED AS CHAIRMEN OF THE NINE DISTRICT COMMITTEES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE DISTRICTS, THEREBY ENSURING THAT THE COUNCIL’S ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT IN THE DISTRICT ARE COORDINATED BY SOMEONE WHO HAS A DEEP KNOWLEDGE AND KEEN UNDERSTANDING OF LOCAL CONDITIONS.+

MR CHEUNG RECALLED THAT AT THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING ON AUGUST 9, MEMBERS HAD TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION THE DESIRABILITY OF FORGOING A LINK WITH THE DISTRICT BOARDS AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL.

♦WE HAVE THEREFORE DECIDED TO INVITE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ALSO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO JOIN OUR DISTRICT COMMITTEES ON

A PERSONAL BASIS,♦ MR CHEUNG SAID.

MR CHEUNG SAID THAT THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE DISTRICT COMMITTEES WAS STRICTLY AN INTERNAL MATTER FOR JHE COUNCIL TO DEC I DE AS PROVIDED FOR IN SECTION 11 OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL

ORDINANCE.

UNDER THE ORDINANCE, THE COUNCIL IS VESTED WITH THE POWER TO APPOINT COMMITTEES WITH THE PROVISO THAT MORE THAN ONE HALF OF THOSE APPOINTED TO COMMITTEES MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL.

THE COUNCIL AGREED THAT TO THOSE NOMINATED TO INVITE AS CO-OPTED MEMBERS IN THEIR

FORMAL LETTERS SHOULD NOW BE SENT THEM TO JOIN THE DISTRICT COMMITTEES PERSONAL CAPACITY.

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REGIONAL COUNCIL TO GET LOGO

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THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IS TO HAVE ITS OWN LOGO AFTER IT COMES INTO BEING IN APRIL NEXT YEAR.

AT THE MONTHLY MEETING OF THE PROV'SIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY AN AD-HOC COMMITTEE, CHAIRED BY DR HO MAN-WUI, WAS APPOINTED TO TAKE CHARGE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AN OPEN DESIGN COMPETITION TO ACQUIRE THE LOGO.

IT WAS ALSO DECIDED THAT A PANEL OF JUDGES WILL BE FORMED TO PICK THE 10 BEST DESIGNS FOR FINAL SELECTION BY THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IN APRIL.

DETAILS OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.

ROAD SCHEME INCLUDED IN DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN * * * * *

AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT SAI YING PUN AND SHEUNG WAN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY).

A BOARD SPOKESMAN SAID THE AMENDMENTS WERE NECESSARY TO INCLUDE THE UPGRADED CONNAUGHT ROAD SCHEME WHICH HAD BEEN RECOMMENDED BY CONSULTANTS TO REPLACE THE PROPOSED ELEVATED ROAD ALONG CONNAUGHT ROAD. THE SCHEME INCLUDES A FLYOVER AT RUMSEY STREET.

HE SAID THAT BEFORE APPROVING THIS AMENDMENT THE BOARD HAD GIVEN CONSIDERATION TO THE POSSIBILITY OF ALTERNATIVES, SUCH AS AN UNDERPASS, TO THE RUMSEY STREET FLYOVER.

THE CONSULTANTS HAD RECOMMENDED IN THEIR +STUDY OF THE TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE MID-LEVELS AND CENTRAL DISTRICT* AN ELEVATED STRUCTURE INSTEAD OF AN UNDERPASS FOLLOWING A STUDY OF ENGINEERING IMPLICATIONS.

+A COMPARISON WAS MADE OF COST, PERIOD OF CONSTRUCTION, LIKELY DISRUPTION TO EXISTING UTILITIES AND TRAFFIC FLOW AND THE COST OF POSSIBLE CONNECTION INTO THE PROPOSED WATERFRONT ROAD SYSTEM IN THE LONG TERM.

+ ACCORD I NG TO THE CONSULTANTS’ REPORT. AN UNDERPASS WOULD COST $600 MILLION COMPARED WITH 1165 MILLION FOR THE FLYOVER, TAKE SEVEN YEARS TO BUILD AS AGAINST FOUR YEARS FOR THE FLYOVER AND THE COST OF CONNECTING AN UNDERPASS TO THE PROPOSED WATERFRONT ROAD WOULD BE ABOUT $56 MILLION AS AGAINST $5 MILLION FOR A FLYOVER CONNECTION,* HE SAID.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1J, 198?

CONSTRUCTION OF AN UNDERPASS, IT MORE EXTENSIVE DIVERSION OF UTILITIES UPHEAVAL TO TRAFFIC OVER A LONGER PER

WAS NOTED, WOULD INVOLVE AND WOULD CAUSE GREATER IOD THAN WOULD A FLYOVER.

. IT WOULD ALSO BE IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVIDE THE EXTENSIVE WORKS AREA REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF AN UNDERPASS UNDER PRESENT TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.

WORK ON THE PROPOSED RUMSEY STREET FLYOVER IS EXPECTED TO START IN MID-1986 AND TO BE COMPLETED BY 1990. LANDSCAPING IS ALSO INCORPORATED IN THE PROJECT.

THE AMENDMENT PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 38 PIER ROAD, HARBOUR BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, AND 11TH FLOOR, HONG KONG- PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KONG- AND THE TOWN PLANNING DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY, TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING BEFORE OCTOBER 3.

COPIES OF THE DRAFT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MAP SALES SECTION, SURVEY DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, FIFTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG? AMD THE KOWLOON MAP SALES SECTION, 382 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT $10 PER UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 PER COLOURED COPY.

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NEW FOOTBRIDGE PLANNED O *

A PLAN FOR A COVERED FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS WONG TAI SIN ROAD WILL PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE PEDESTRIAN NETWORK LINKING CHUK YUEN ESTATE TO UPPER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE AND THE MTR STATION.

THE PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG ; AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON EAST, 10TH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON AND AT THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 4TH AND 5TH FLOORS, KING FUK STREET, SAN PO KONG, KOWLOON.

ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO OBJECT TO THE WORKS OR THE USE, OR BOTH, SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MURRAY BUILDING, 20TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG BEFORE NOVEMBER 12.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1985

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DB MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT FIRE FIGHTING * * * M

SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (FRIDAY) HAD A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WORK OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT DURING VISITS TO A FfRE STATION AND THE FIRE BOAT PIER IN ABERDEEN.

THE VISIT IS PART OF A PROGRAMME ARRANGED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO FAMILIARISE MEMBERS WITH THE OPERATION OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

MEMBERS WERE BRIEFED ON THE GENERAL ASPECTS OF FIRE FIGHTING AND FIRE PREVENTION WORK AS WELL AS THE TRAINING OF FIREMEN.

DURING THE TOUR OF THE ABERDEEN FIRE STATION, MEMBERS WATCHED A DEMONSTRATION ON THE USE OF FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT.

IT WAS NOTED THAT FIRE WATCH TEAMS SET UP IN SQUATTER AREAS RECEIVED TRAINING AND ADVICE FROM LOCAL FIRE STATIONS. AT PRESENT, THERE ARE 24 FIRE WATCH TEAMS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT, AND ANOTHER TEN WILL BE FORMED IN 1985-86 WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD’S SPONSORSHIP.

AT THE ABERDEEN FIRE BOAT PIER, MEMBERS WERE TOLD THAT THE FIRE BOAT, MANNED 24 HOURS, WAS BACKED UP BY FIRE-FIGHTING SERVICES FROM THE ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU FIRE STATIONS TO SERVE THE POPULATION IN THE TYPHOON SHELTER AS WELL AS AREAS ON THE SOUTHERN SHORE OF ABERDEEN AND THE NORTHERN SHORE OF AP LEI CHAU.

BOARD MEMBERS WERE THEN TAKEN'ON A TOUR OF ABERDEEN HARBOUR IN ONE OF THE FIRE BOATS.

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BOATS’ USE OF RADIOS MADE EASIER

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IT WILL BE EASIER FOR PLEASURE CRAFT OWNERS TO INSTALL AND OPERATE RADIO-COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT TO IMPROVE SAFETY AT SEA, UNDER NEW LICENSING ARRANGEMENTS, BASED ON ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE ’OSPREY’ INQUIRY.

UNDER THE TELECOMMUNICATION (AMENDMENT)(NO. 2) REGULATIONS 1985 PUBLISHED TODAY, THE GOVERNMENT HAS INTRODUCED A +PLEASURE VESSEL RADIO NETWORK STATION LICENCE*, DESIGNED FOR OWNERS OF PLEASURE VESSELS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE FITTING OF RADIO EQUIPMENT TO PLEASURE CRAFT REMAINS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS.

♦THE MAIN INTENTION IS TO SIMPLIFY LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO INSTALL RADIO EQUIPMENT IN THEIR BOATS,* HE SAID.

/PLEASURE CRAFT

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1J, 1985

PLEASURE CRAFT OWNERS WILL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN THE LICENCE WITHOUT HAVING FIRST REGISTERED THEIR YACHT IN HONG KONG, AND WITHOUT THE NEED TO PASS AN EXAMINATION IN THE USE OF THE RADIO INSTALLATION, UNLESS IT IS INTENDED FOR OPERATION ON INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS OR FOR LONG-DISTANCE COMMUNICATION.

APPLICATION FORMS AND OTHER INFORMATION CONCERNING THE NEW LICENCE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSING CENTRES IN THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, CENTRAL, OR KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, YAUMATI. YACHT CLUBS AND MARINAS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE PARTICULARS OF THE LICENCE. THEY WILL ALSO DISTRIBUTE APPLICATION FORMS TO PLEASURE VESSEL OWNERS.

THE ANNUAL LICENCE FEE IS 1130.

♦THIS IS COMPARABLE TO THE LEVEL OF FEE ALREADY BEING PAID FOR A NUMBER OF OTHER RADIO COMMUNICATIONS LICENCES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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INTELPOST ACCEPTANCE OFFICES DOUBLED

* X * *

ELEVEN MORE POST OFFICES WILL BE ACCEPTING INTELPOST FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 16), A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THIS WILL BRING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INTELPOST ACCEPTANCE OFFICES IN HONG KONG TO 22.

THE ADDITIONAL POST OFFICES ARE IN ABERDEEN, CAUSEWAY BAY, TSAT TSZ MUI AND WONG CHUK HANG ON HONG KONG ISLAND- CHEUNG SHA WAN GILLIES AVENUE, KOWLOON EAST AND SAN PO KONG IN KOWLOON-AND KWAI FONG, TSUE& WAN AND TSUEN WING STREET IN THE NEW

TERRITORIES.

♦THE INTELPOST SERVICE OFFERS TRANSMISSION BETWEEN HONG KONG AND

HIGH-SPEED FACSIMILE

32 OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS. IT TELEX WITH THE REPRODUCTIVE

COMBINES THE TRANSMISSION SPEED OF ------

QUALITY OF A PHOTOCOPIER. DELIVERY AT OVERSEAS DESTINATIONS CAN USUALLY BE WITHIN HOURS,* HE SAID.

THE ESSENCE OF INTELPOST IS RELIABILITY AND SPEED, HE ADDED.

♦IT IS ALREADY ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST PUBLIC ELECTRONIC MAIL SERVICES AND THE INTELPOST NETWORK OF COUNTRIES IS GROWING FAST.+

THOSE HAVING FACSIMILE MACHINES 1N,JHEIR OFFICES CAN, BY ARRANGEMENT, TRANSMIT ITEMS DIRECT TO THE POST OFFICE INTELPOST TERMINAL IN THE GENERAL POST OFFICE FOR ONWARD TRANSMISSION OVERSEAS AT NO EXTRA COST.

FURTHER INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE INTELPOST MANAGER ON TELEPHONE 5-2671148.

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COLOMBIA JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK * * *

SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED TO COLOMBIA FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 16), BRINGING TO 35 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.

SPEEDPOST ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSMISSION TO BOGOTO, MEDELLIN, CALI, BARRANQUILLA, CARTAGENA, CUCUTA, BUCARAMANGA, PEREIRA, SANTA MARTA, ARMENIA, MANIZALES AND PASTO IN COLOMBIA, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GENERAL POST OFFICE SAID.

+ITEMS POSTED IN HONG KONG WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEES ON THE SECOND WORKING DAY. CONTRACT AND ON DEMAND SERVICES ARE BOTH AVAILABLE,* HE SAID.

V

BUT THE SERVICE WILL BE RESTRICTED TO ITEMS ACCEPTED IN THE LETTER POST SERVICE WITH A MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT PER ITEM OF TWO KILOGRAMMES AND THE POSTAGE RATES AREi

ITEMS WEIGHING UNDER 25OG i| 80

ITEMS WEIGHING BETWEEN 25OG AND 500G ill 10

EACH SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONAL 5006 i| 50

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE POST SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED

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THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF MANILA AND HONG KONG CAPITAL CORPORATION LIMITED AS DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES HAS BEEN REVOKED AT THEIR OWN REQUEST UNDER SECTION 14(2) OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE.

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RECORD ENTRIES FOR TOLO HARBOUR SWIM

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A RECORD NUMBER OF SWIMMERS HAVE ENTERED THE CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 15).

THE TOTAL OF 1 400 APPLICATIONS IS THE LARGEST NUMBER RECEIVED IN 18 YEARS FOR THE ANNUAL SWIM FROM SHA LAN TO TAI MEI TUK.

/APPLICANTS INCLUDE .......

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APPLICANTS INCLUDE 182 WOMEN AND 13 HANDICAPPED SWIMMERS WITH THE YOUNGEST ENTRANT BEING 12 YEARS OLD AND THE OLDEST SWIMMER BEING 82 YEARS OLD.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR JAMES HAYtS, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE STARTING CEREMONY AND THE TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MR THOMAS CHAN, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO THE WINNERS.

SWIMMERS ARE REMINDED THAT THE RACE WILL START AT 10 AM AND THEY HAVE TO REPORT TO THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE AT TIN HAU TEMPLE FUNG SHU I SQUARE, TING KOK ROAD, AT 8.30 AM.

SWIMMERS SHOULD ALSO NOTE THAT IF TYPHOON SIGNAL NO. 1 IS HOISTED AT 6 AM ON THAT DAY, THE RACE WILL BE POSTPONED.

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COMPETITION TO TEST MARTIAL ARTS SKILLS

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ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS SELF-ATTAINMENT AWARD SCHEME, WHICH IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AND THE HONG KONG CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION.

THE SCHEME, AIMED AT PROMOTING TRADITIONAL ART AND PUBLIC FITNESS, ENCOURAGES PARTICIPANTS TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS IN COMPETITIONS

THE SEMI-FINALS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 20 AND THE FINALS ON OCTOBER 27, AT MACPHERSON STADIUM.

THE COMPETITIONS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS FOR MEN, JUNIORS AND WOMEN. THEY MAY ALSO COMPETE IN THE GROUP PERFORMANCE SECTION.

GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE MOST OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 5 AND FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BRANCH AT 14TH FLOOR, RUTTONJEE HOUSE, 11 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM THE BRANCH FROM OCTOBER 1.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE MADE AT 5-224415 OR 3-944803.

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CLEVERLY STREET CLOSURE PROPOSED * * * *

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE CLEVERLY STREET BETWEEN DES VOEUX ROAD AND WING LOK STREET TO FACILITATE WORK ON THAT SECTION OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

THE PROPOSED WORK WOULD INVOLVE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE CARRIAGEWAY, FOOTPATH AND SEWAGE DRAINAGE SYSTEM WITHIN DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL AND THE SECTION BETWEEN WING WO STREET AND MORRISON STREET.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME OF THE PROPOSAL MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG; AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, HONG KONG NORTH, HARBOUR CENTRE, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG; AND AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, 222-224 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL. HONG KONG.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE

SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS AT MURRAY BUILDING, 2OTH FLOOR GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG BY SEPTEMBER 24.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1^, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

JOBLESS RATE REMAINS LARGELY STABLE.............................   1

AUGUST WETTER, CLOUDIER THAN USUAL ............................... 2

SAI KUNG RESIDENTS PRAISED FOR CIVIC INTEREST .................... 5

CENTRE FOR SAI YING PUN YOUTHS .................................   6

COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH .................................. 7

PRESS CONFERENCE ON YOUTH EVENT .................................. 7

FOOTBRIDGE PLANNED FOR HENNESSY ROAD ............................. 8

FERRY PIER WALKWAY TO BE BUILT ................................... 8

SOUVENIR STALL OPERATOR NEEDED..................................   8

TENDERS INVITED FOR LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSKS ...................   9

NO FLUSHING WATER ................................................ 9

FIRING PRACTICE

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1985

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JOBLESS RATE REMAINS LARGELY STABLE *****

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION REMAINED LARGELY STABLE IN THE QUARTER MAY - JULY 1985 WHEN COMPARED WITH THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1985, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY - JULY 1985 WAS 3.0 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE RATE OF 3.3 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1985. THE RATE FOR MAY - JULY 1984 WAS 3.4 PER CENT.

WHILE THE DECREASE OF 0.3 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER IS STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT, THE DECREASE OF 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE YEAR IS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT -THAT IS, IT IS GREATER THAN MIGHT BE EXPECTED TO ARISE FROM SAMPLING ERROR.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE QUARTER ENDING JULY 1985 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 80 600, COMPARED WITH 84 400 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1985 AND 90 200 FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF 1984.

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY - JULY 1985 WAS 1.2 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE RATE OF 1.1 PER CENT FOR THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. THE RATE FOR MAY - JULY 1984 WAS 0.9 PER CENT. WHILE THE INCREASE OF 0.1 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER IS STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT, THE INCREASE OF 0.3 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE YEAR IS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT.

THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JULY 1985 WAS 33 000, COMPARED WITH 28 300 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1985 AND 23 200 FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF 1984.

CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), 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.

COMMENTING UPON THESE FIGURES, THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS SAID THAT BECAUSE THE PROPORTION OF FIRST-TIME JOB SEEKERS (E.G. PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST LEFT SCHOOL) VARIES FROM MONTH TO MONTH, THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATES WHICH HAD BEEN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED FOR THE VARIATION IN FIRST-TIME JOB SEEKERS SHOULD BE USED IN MAKING COMPARISONS OVER TIME.

HE SAID THAT BASED ON A SYSTEM OF MANUAL EXTRACTION OF INFORMATION FROM SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES FOR THE LATEST MONTH, PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATES COVERING THE LATEST MOVING THREE-MONTH PERIOD COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SURVEY.

/THESE PROVIDE ........

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THESE PROVIDE AN EARLY INDICATION OF THE LATEST TREND IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION. THE PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) FOR JUNE - AUGUST 1985 WAS 3 5 PER CENT, AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 1.3 PER CENT.

HOWEVER, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WILL BE LOWER AFTER SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT. THE UNADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY - JULY 1985 WAS 3.2 PER CENT.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS WERE OBTAINED FROM A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY (GHS) CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. THIS SURVEY COVERS A QUARTERLY SAMPLE OF SOME 14 QOO HOUSEHOLDS OR 52 OOO PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-1NSTI TUT IONAL POPULATION IN HONG KONG.

PERSONAL AND LABOUR FORCE DATA WERE OBTAINED IN THE SURVEY BY INTERVIEWING EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AGED 15 AND ABOVE IN THE HOUSEHOLDS SAMPLED. IN THE SURVEY, THE DEFINITIONS USED IN MEASURING UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOLLOW CLOSELY THOSE RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO.

THE COMMISSIONER SAID THAT TO CONFORM TO THE LATEST STANDARDS RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO, THE GHS DEFINITIONS OF +UNEMPLOYMENT+ AND +UNDEREMPLOYMENT+ HAD BEEN MODIFIED SINCE JANUARY 1985.

HOWEVER, A COMPLETE CONVERSION WOULD ONLY BE INTRODUCED IN MAY 1986 WHEN A SUFFICIENTLY LONG SERIES OF THE STATISTICS UNDER THE NEW DEFINITIONS IS AVAILABLE. USING THE NEW DEFINITIONS THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY - JULY 1985 WAS 2.9 PER CENT, AND THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 1.8 PER CENT.

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF LABOUR FORCE CHARACTER I ST ICS IS GIVEN IN THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WHICH IS PUBLISHED FOUR TIMES A YEAR. THE NEXT REPORT COVERING THE QUARTER ENDING JUNE 1985 SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE LATER THIS MONTH.

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AUGUST WETTER, CLOUDIER THAN USUAL * * X *

AUGUST 1985 WAS WETTER AND CLOUDIER THAN USUAL, WITH TOTAL RAINFALL OF 501.4 MM, 21 PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTS.

THE 1741.0 MM OF RAINFALL FROM JANUARY 1 UP TO THE END OF AUGUST WAS SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.

THERE WERE 188.4 HOURS OF BRIGHT SUNSHINE IN THE MONTH, NINE PER CENT BELOW AVERAGE.

/THE MEAN

SATURDAY, SEPTJMBES 14, 1985

THE MEAN DEW POINT OF 25.1 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS THE FIFTH HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST.

THE WEATHER WAS FINE AND SUNNY ON AUGUST 1 AND 2 APART FROM A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND SOME HEAT THUNDERSTORMS AT SEK KONG IN THE AFTERNOON OF AUGUST 2.

THERE WERE SCATTERED MORNING SHOWERS AND SUNNY PERIODS FROM AUGUST 3 TO 5, AND SOME ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ON AUGUST 3.

HOWEVER, IT WAS FINE, SUNNY AND HOT ON AUGUST 6 AND 7. AND ON AUGUST 5 AND 7 THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE ROSE TO 33.0 DEGREES CELSIUS, THE HIGHEST SO FAR THIS YEAR.

IT WAS SHOWERY IN THE MORNING OF AUGUST 8 BUT TURNED FINE AND HOT IN THE AFTERNOON. FINE AND SUNNY WEATHER PREVAILED ON AUGUST 9 AND 10 APART FROM A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING OF AUGUST 9.

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE FORMED OVER THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON AUGUST 11 AND THE WEATHER IN HONG KONG WAS CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SUNNY INTERVALS ON AUGUST 11 AND 12.

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE WESTERN COAST OF GUANGDONG BROUGHT UNSETTLED WEATHER TO HONG KONG FROM AUGUST 13 TO 16.

THERE WERE OCCASIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS DURING THIS PERIOD, AND ABOUT 70 MM OF RAINFALL WERE RECORDED AT FANLING IN THE THUNDERY SHOWERS ON AUGUST 14, AND 150 MM OF RAINFALL WERE RECORDED DURING THE HEAVY SHOWERS AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS IN TSUEN WAN BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5 PM ON AUGUST 16.

A TOTAL OF 179 PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES DUE TO MUDSLIPS AND FLOODS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, ANOTHER 87 RESIDENTS HAD TO BE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES AT THE SHAM WAN ROAD SQUATTER AREA IN ABERDEEN FOLLOWING A MUDSLIP IN THE MORNING OF AUGUST 16.

THE WEATHER ON AUGUST 17 AND 18 WAS GENERALLY FINE APART FROM SOME LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPED NEAR TAIWAN ON AUGUST 19. IT MOVED SOUTHWESTWARD ALONG THE COAST OF SOUTHEAST CHINA ON THE NEXT TWO DAYS AND PASSED TO THE WEST OF HONG KONG EARLY ON AUGUST 22.

THE LOCAL WEATHER WAS FINE AT FIRST BUT SQUALLY AND THUNDERY SHOWERS OCCURRED IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING ON AUGUST 19. GUSTS OF UP TO 46 KNOTS WERE RECORDED AT WAGLAN ISLAND AT ABOUT 3 PM IN THE SQUALLY SHOWERS WHILE SAI KUNG REGISTERED ABOUT 100 MM OF RAINFALL IN THE THREE HOURS BETWEEN 2 PM AND 5 PM.

/SIX WOODEN .......

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 19^5

SIX WOODEN HUTS ON THE HILLSIDE IN SAU ON VILLAGE, KWUN TONG, ECAME UNSAFE WHEN A STREAM OVERFLOWED AN WASHED AWAY PART OF HEIR FOUNDATIONS. A TOTAL OF 22 PEOPLE HAD TO BE EVACUATED. THE WEATHER WAS FINE ON AUGUST 20 BUT SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS RETURNED THE 'NEXT DAY. GUSTS OF UP TO 42 KNOTS WERE RECORDED AT CHEUNG CHAU AT ABOUT 1 AM ON AUGUST 21 DURING THE SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS.

SHOWERY WEATHER CONTINUED ON AUGUST 22.

THE WEATHER IMPROVED IN HONG KONG WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE ON AUGUST 23 AS THE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CONTINUED TO MOVE WESTWARD TO THE LEIZHOU PENINSULA. THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON BECAME VERY ACTIVE OVER THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS STRENGTHENED OFFSHORE IN HONG KONG ON AUGUST 24. IT WAS CLOUDY ON AUGUST 24 WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND SUNNY PERIODS.

THE NEXT DAY SHOWERS BECAME MORE FREQUENT AND WERE OCCASIONALLY HEAVY.

ADVERSE WEATHER CONTINUED TO AFFECT HONG KONG FROM AUGUST 26 TO 29 MORE THAN 100 MM OF RAINFALL WERE RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY IN THE EIGHT HOURS FROM MIDNIGHT TO 8 AM ON AUGUST 26.

SOME 130 PEOPLE WERE FORCED TO FLEE THEIR HOMES DUE TO THE MUDSLIPS IN SAU ON VILLAGE, POKFULAM VILLAGE AND ON TIN WAN PRAYA ROAD, ABERDEEN. THE TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR FLOODED SOME LOW-LYING AREAS BUT THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF SERIOUS DAMAGE. THE WORST HIT AREAS WERE KOWLOON CITY, TSUEN WAN NEAR FUK LOI ESTATE, YUEN LONG AND TIN SHU I WAI.

PERSISTENT RAIN CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON AUGUST 27 WITH ANOTHER 74.3 MM RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY.

TWENTY NINE REPORTS OF MINOR FLOODING WERE RECEIVED AND THERE WERE 19 REPORTS OF LANDSLIPS, MUDSLIPS AND CRASHING BOULDERS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY. ABOUT 80 PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES IN CHA KWO LING, CHAI WAN AND ON AP LEI CHAU.

THE RAINY WEATHER CONTINUED UNTIL AUGUST 29.

MUDSLIPS OCCURRED AT LAM TIN AND YAU TONG IN KOWLOON AND AT SAI KUNG AND SHAM TSENG IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ON AUGUST 29.

FINE WEATHER SET IN ON AUGUST 30 AND CONTINUED THE NEXT DAY.

NINE TROPICAL CYCLONES OCCURRED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC DURING THE MONTH, BUT NONE AFFECTED HONG KONG.

DURING THE MONTH NO AIRCRAFT WAS DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER.

/THUNDEBSTORM .......

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THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON AUGUST 3, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28 AND 29. FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON AUGUST 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26 AND 27. A LANDSLIP WARNING WAS IN EFFECT ON AUGUST 27.

NO FIRE DANGER WARNINGS WERE ISSUED AND THERE WERE NO STRONG MONSOON SIGNAL AND TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNALS HOISTED.

THE MONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE:

SUNSHINE 188.4 HOURS - 17.6 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

RAINFALL 501.4 MM - 88.0 MM ABOVE NORMAL

CLOUDINESS 70% - 4% MORE THAN NORMAL

RELATIVE HUMIDITY 85% - 2% HIGHER THAN NORMAL

MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 30.6 DEGREES C - 0.6 DEGREE NORMAL C BELOW

MEAN TEMPERATURE 28.0 DEGREES C - 0.2 DEGREE NORMAL C BELOW

MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 26.1 DEGREES C - 0.2 DEGREE NORMAL C ABOVE

MEAN DEW POINT 25.1 DEGREES C - 0.3 DEGREE C ABOVE

NORMAL

TOTAL EVAPORATION 125.6 MM - 37.9 MM BELOW NORMAL

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 33.0 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON AUGUST 5 AND 7.

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 24.3 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS RECORDED ON AUGUST 27.

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SAI KUNG RESIDENTS PRAISED FOR CIVIC INTEREST *****

SAI KUNG’S ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RAYMOND LI, TODAY (SATURDAY) PRAISED RESIDENTS FOR THEIR INTEREST IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

MR LI SAID ALSO THAT THE RESIDENTS SHOULD, IN THE SAME SPIRIT, TAKE PART IN THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE WHICH ENDS ON OCTOBER 1.

/♦RESIDENTS SHOSLT .......

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♦RESIDENTS SHOULD TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY TO BECOME ELECTORS SO THAT THEY CAN TAKE PART IN THE REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTION NEXT MARCH,* HE SAID.

SPEAK ING

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, MR LI SAID THE SUCCESS OF THE SYP WAS ™E RESULT OF UNITY AND CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE

VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS

AND THE PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

♦THIS REFLECTS THE CONCERN SAI KUNG RESIDENTS HAVE FOR THEIR COMMUNITY,* HE ADDED.

MR LI ALSO SAID THAT SAI KUNG DISTRICT HAD THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF VOTER TURNOUT DURING THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS, AN ACHIEVEMENT EACH RESIDENT SHOULD BE PROUD OF.

THE CLOSING CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE MAN YEE REHOUSING ESTATE PLAYGROUND IN SAI KUNG TOWN. IT WAS FOLLOWED BY AN ATHELETIC COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN.

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CENTRE FOR SAI YING PUN YOUTHS X X K K

THE FIRST YOUTH CENTRE LOCATED IN COMMERCIAL PREMISES, FOR WHICH A SUBVENTION-SUPPORTED COMMERCIAL RENT IS PAID, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY (SATURDAY) BY DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE CARITAS YOUTH CENTRE IN SHEK TONG TSUI, MRS CHAN SAID THAT THE DECISION HAD BEEN TAKEN BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE OF YOUTH CENTRES IN THE DENSELY POPULATED SAI YING PUN AREA, WHICH HAS A POPULATION OF 70 000.

THE CARITAS YOUTH CENTRE IS LOCATED IN THE CHONG YIP SHOPPING ARCADE AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST. IT HAS BEEN FITTED WITH OVER $200 000 WORTH OF EQUIPMENT ALLOCATED FROM THE LOTTERIES FUND. THE LAYOUT HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY STUDENTS FROM THE LEE WAI LEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE.

MRS CHAN SAID ALSO THAT ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY YOUTH CENTRES MUST BE ATTRACTIVE, LIVELY AND WELL-ORGANISED, TO ENCOURAGE YOUTH PARTICIPATION.

+YOUNG PEOPLE CAN GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER THROUGH PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES, AND THUS DEVELOP THEIR INDEPENDENCE, CONFIDENCE AND SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AS WELL AS THEIR POTENTIAL AND ABILITIES TO ADAPT TO AND MAKE IMPROVEMENTS IN SOCIETY,* SHE SAID.

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COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF ENGLISH

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’REFRESHER COURSES WILL BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH TO ACQUAINT TEACHERS WITH THE REVISED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ENGLISH SYLLABUS AND A RANGE OF COMMUNICATIVE TEACHING TECHNIQUES.

THE COURSES, RUN BY THE BRITISH COUNCIL FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ARE ALSO AIMED AT IMPROVING THE TEACHERS’ FLUENCY IN SPOKEN ENGLISH.

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE FOR THE PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO COMPLETE THE REFRESHER COURSE TO ENROL, FREE OF CHARGE, IN THE CLASSES ON ORAL PROFICIENCY AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL.

THE COURSE FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WILL BE CONDUCTED BY TEACHERS FROM THE BRITISH COUNCIL, AND GUEST TUTORS FROM THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AND THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY.

EACH COURSE WILL BE ABLE TO ACCEPT 100 TEACHERS. CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL AT HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON YOUTH EVENT * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE TO GIVE DETAILS OF A YOUTH PROGRAMME, ENTITLED +CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH+ WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) AT 2.30 PM IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON 5/F OF BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

+CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH+ WILL BE A TERRITORY-WIDE EVENT ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR (CCCIYY). ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS ON THE THEME -- +T0 CARE FOR, TO SERVE AND TO BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY+.

URBAN COUNCILLOR MR LEE CH1K-YUET, CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE +CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH+ WILL ANNOUNCE THE DETAILS.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERECNE.

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FOOTBRIDGE PLANNED FOR HENNESSY ROAD * * * * *

PLANS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A 35-METRE COVERED FOOTBRIDGE AT PERCIVAL STREET.

THE FOOTBRIDGE WILL SPAN HENNESSY ROAD.

IT WILL BE INSTALLED WITH AN ESCALATOR AND A STAIRCASE AT THE SOUTHERN END AND A TEMPORARY STAIRCASE AT THE NORTHERN END, ADJACENT TO THE MTR CAUSEWAY BAY STATION.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A STAIRCASE AT THE MID-SPAN SECTION OF THE FOOTBRIDGE ON HENNESSY ROAD, LEADING TO A TRAM SHELTER.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG? AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, HONG KONG NORTH, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG? AND AT THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, HONG KONG.

PERSONS WISHING TO OBJECT TO THE WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MURRAY BUILDING, 20TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG BEFORE NOVEMBER 12, 1985.

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FERRY PIER WALKWAY TO BE BUILT

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THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COVERED WALKWAY LINKING NORTH POINT FERRY PIER TO THE BUS TERMINUS AT THE FERRY CONCOURSE.

THE WALKWAY, 130 METRES IN LENGTH, WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN STEEL. THE PROVISION OF FOOTINGS AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORK WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT.

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

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SOUVENIR STALL OPERATOR NEEDED

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THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE OPERATION OF A SOUVENIR STALL AT CASTLE PEAK BEACH IN TUEN MUN FROM NOVEMBER 1.

SITUATED AT 19 MILESTONE, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, THE BEACH IS A POPULAR SIGHTSEEING SPOT FOR OVERSEAS TOURISTS, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THE CONTRACT IS FOR THREE YEARS.

TENDER FORMS CAN BE COLLECTED FROM THE RSD HEADQUARTERS AT SWIRE AND MACLAINE HOUSE (AUSTIN CENTRE), 3/F, 19-23 AUSTIN AVENUE, TSIM SHA TSUI ; OR THE RSD’S TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AT 3/F, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, NO. 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

TENDERS INVITED FOR LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSKS * ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING TENDERS TO OPERATE LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSKS AT THE JUNCTION ROAD PARK AND AT THE BLAKE PIER ROOF-TOP GARDEN.

SUCCESSFUL TENDERS WILL EACH BE GIVEN A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT. THE CONTRACT FOR THE JUNCTION ROAD PARK KIOSK WILL START FROM DECEMBER 1, 1985 WHILE THAT FOR THE BLAKE PIER ROOF-TOP GARDEN WILL COMMENCE FROM THE DATE OF SIGNING THE CONTRACT. THE CURRENT MONTHLY RENTALS FOR THE KIOSKS ARE $6 520 FOR THE ONE IN JUNCTION ROAD PARK AND $28 628 FOR THE ONE IN BLAKE PIER ROOF-TOP GARDEN.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT. KOWLOON REGIONAL OFFICE (LEISURE SERVICES KOWLOON EAST), 70-78, 2ND FLOOR, AMOY PLAZA, PHASE I, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD, AND CENTRAL DISTRICT OFFICE, TOP FLOOR, CENTRAL MARKET BUILDING, 80, DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, RESPECTIVELY.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE AND PLACED BY HAND IN THE TENDER BOX SITUATED AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), 11 ICE HOUSE STREET, BEFORE 9 A.M. ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1985 IN RESPECT OF JUNCTION ROAD PARK KIOSK AND BEFORE 9 A.M. ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1985 FOR THE BLAKE PIER ROOF-TOP GARDEN. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO THE WHOLE OF SAN PO KONG WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) FOR MAINS WORK.

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FIRING PRACTICE * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON SIX DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

THE PRACTICE WILL BE FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 16), 8 AM TO 6 AM FROM TUESDAY TO FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 17 TO 20) AND FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LADY YOUDE ATTENDS BALLET ................................... 1

LEGCO CANDIDATES TO HOLD FORUMS ............................. 1

JULY EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED...................... 2

33 MORE BUILDING PLANS APPROVED ............................. 9

RESTAURANT FINED FOR USING BORIC ACID ....................... 10

FOOTGEAR INDUSTRY, RETAIL TRADE GOING METRIC ................ 11

A 'TREMENDOUS BURST' OF PLANTING ............................ 11

YOUTHS URGED TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY ........... 12

CAMPSITES AVAILABLE FOR OUTDOOR EDUCATION ACTIVITIES......... 13

CAS CADETS COMPETE IN FOOTDRILL ............................. 14

REFRESHMENT KIOSK OFFERED.................................... 14

LANDS AND WORKS GROUP'S SWIMMING GALA ....................... 15

FRESH AND SALT WATER CUTS.................................... 15

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1985

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LADY YOUDE ATTENDS BALLET * * * *

LADY YOUDE, HONORARY PATRON OF THE HONG KONG BALLET GROUP, THIS (SUNDAY) EVENING ATTENDED THE BALLET +LA FILLE MAL GARDEE+ IN THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

BASED ON THE LIVES OF FARMERS, THE FULL-LENGTH BALLET COMBINED BALLET DANCING AND FOLK DANCES - SUCH AS CLOG DANCE AND CHICKEN DANCE - WITH A NUMBER OF MIMES. IT WAS STAGED IN HONG KONG FOR THE FIRST TIME BY THE HONG KONG BALLET GROUP.

LADY YOUDE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG BALLET GROUP, MR STANLEY HO, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN.

THE HONG KONG BALLET GROUP, FORMED IN 1964, OFFERS LOCAL BALLET STUDENTS AN OUTLET FOR THEIR TALENTS AND ENTHUSIASM. THE GROUP HAS STAGED AT LEAST TWO FULL-LENGTH CLASSICAL BALLETS EACH YEAR AND HAS PERFORMED AT THE CITY HALL AND THE ARTS CENTRE AS WELL AS IN TSUEN WAN AND YUEN LONG.

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CANDIDATES STANDING FOR ELECTION TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES OF HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) AND WONG TAI SIN WILL HOLD PUBLIC FORUMS TO ANNOUNCE THEIR ELECTORAL PLATFORMS.

THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) FORUM WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 22 (SUNDAY) IN ST PAUL’S CONVENT SCHOOL, LEIGHTON ROAD IN CAUSEWAY BAY AT 3 PM.

THE SIX CANDIDATES IN THIS CONSTITUENCY ARE MRS PEGGY LAM PEI AND MR ALBERT CHEUNG CHI-PIU FROM WAN CHAI DISTRICT, AND EASTERN DISTRICT’S MR LEE KAM-KAI, MR KwAN LIM-HO, MR CHUM TING-PONG AND MR LEE YU-TAI.

THE WONG TAI SIN FORUM WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 23 (MONDAY) IN THE WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 104 CHING TAK STREET AT 8 PM.

THE TWO CANDIDATES SEEKING ELECTION IN THIS CONSTITUENCY ARE DR CONRAD LAM KUl-SHING AND MR LIU KOON-SING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE TWO FORUMS

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JULY EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED

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TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY - JULY 1985, VALUED AT $265 171 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 8 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, ACCORDING TO TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS TO $71 984 MILLION, WHILE RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 39 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS TO $61 555 MILLION AND IMPORTS BY 5 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS TO $131 632 MILLION. DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER INCREASED BY 11 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS.

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

COMPARING THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. DECREASED BY 8 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $1 073 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $887 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $164 MILLION OR 9 PER CENT), CLOTHING (BY $85 MILLION OR 1 PER CENT) AS WELL AS POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (BY $30 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO CHINA INCREASED RAPIDLY IN VALUE, PARTICULARLY OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $838 MILLION OR 695 PER CENT)J TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $759 MILLION OR 89 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $379 MILLION OR 116 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $117 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AND FEEDING STUFF FOR ANIMALS (NOT INCLUDING UNMILLED CEREALS) (BY $30 MILLION OR 61 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $352 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $124 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $57 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $732 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT) AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $165 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT). DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO JAPAN ALSO FELL (BY $198 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

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HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY OF METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $31 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHJNERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $17 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT) AND IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN CF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $8 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION ARE PRESENTED IN TABLE 2.

THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM THE TEN MAJOR SOURCES ARE

SUMMARISED IN TABLE 3.

DEMAND FOR GOODS IMPORTED FROM JAPAN INCREASED IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1985 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $1 400 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT! ROAD VEHICLES (INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES) (BY $996 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT) J OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $755 MILLION OR 68 PER CENT), PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $415 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (BY $401 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $678 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $453 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM CHINA, LARGE DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $1 366 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS (BY $303 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT). HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $277 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CLOTHING (BY $237 MILLION OR 5 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. WERE MOSTLY OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $806 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT) AND NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $342 MILLION OR 47 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN INORGANIC CHEMICALS (BY $274 MILLION OR 280 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $135 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TOBACCO AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURES (BY $126 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT).

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MEANWHILE, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN CF TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $886 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT) AND IN IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE CF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $286 MILLION OR 145 PER CENT). HOWEVER, IMPORTS OF IRON AND STEEL FROM TAIWAN DECREASED (BY $67 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT), AS DID IMPORTS OF PETROLEUM. PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS FROM SINGAPORE (BY $266 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT).

TABLE 4 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY SECTION.

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 5. SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA (BY $16 065 MILLION OR 128 PER CENT), U.S. (BY $1 392 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT), JAPAN (BY $564 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT), MACAU (BY $231 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT), ITALY (BY $152 MILLION OR 116 PER CENT), FRANCE (BY $99 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT), THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $94 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT) AND CANADA (BY $80 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO INDONESIA (BY $647 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (BY $367 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 6. MOST COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG EXHIBITED STRONG GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2 980 MILLION OR 170 PER CENT)J TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $1 929 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT)? OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $1 587 MILLION OR 135 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1 229 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT).

DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS OF VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (BY $117 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT)? MANUFACTURED FERTILIZERS (BY $82 MILLION OR 94 PER CENT) AND FEEDING STUFF FOR ANIMALS (NOT INCLUDING UNMILLED CEREALS) (BY $72 MILLION OR 59 PER CENT).

THE JULY 1985 ISSUE OF THE + HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY* WILL BE AVAILABLE LATER THIS MONTH AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $5 PER COPY.

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE*, WITH A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN JULY 1985 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY OCTOBER 1985 AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $13 PER COPY. ENQUIRIES CONCERNING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL. NO.: 5-214375).

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ENQUIRIES CONCERNING TRADE STATISTICS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO.: 5-444436).

FOLLOWING ARE STATISTICAL TABLES:

TABLE 1 : DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

JAN.-JULY 1985 MAJOR MARKET (S MN) JAN.-JULY 1984 ($ MN) INCREASE^)/ DECREASE(-) ($ MN) ’PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

U.S.A. 31 369 34 109 -2 740 - 8

CHINA 9 202 5 460 +3 742 +69

U.K. 4 657 5 564 908 -16

F.R. OF GERMANY 4 326 5 438 -1 112 -20

JAPAN 2 435 2 795 360 -13

CANADA 2 375 2 516 141 - 6

AUSTRALIA 1 874 2 059 185 - 9

SINGAPORE 1 274 1 554 280 -18

NETHERLANDS 1 164 1 323 159 -12

FRANCE 961 1 040 79 - 8

TABLE 2 : DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

JAN.-JULY COMMODITY 1985 DIVISION U MN) JAN.-JULY 1984 (3 MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING 24 ACCESSORIES 130 25 694 -1 564 - 6

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS' JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND 11 SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AS WELL AS PLASTIC ARTICLES) 536 11 644 108 - 1

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ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY HOUSEHOLD TYPE APPLIANCES AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS) 5 990 6 506 516 - 8

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS} WATCHES AND CLOCKS 5 682 5 534 4- 148 + 3

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 5 181 5 888 707 -12

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 4 229 5 140 911 -18

TABLE 3 • IMPORTS FROM TEN MAJOR SOURCES

MAJOR SOURCE JAN.-JULY 1985 ($ MN) JAN.-JULY 1984 ($ MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) (4 MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

JAPAN 32 041 29 037 +3 004 + 10

CHINA 30 690 31 757 -1 067 - 3

U.S.A. 13 034 13 653 - 619 - 5

TAIWAN 12 463 9 622 +2 841 +30

SINGAPORE 6 582 6 605 - 23 - *

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 5 230 4 062 + 1 169 4-29

U.K. 4 559 5 172 - 613 -12

F.R. OF GERMANY 3 773 2 961 + 812 +27

ITALY 1 902 1 612 ♦ 289 + 18

SWITZERLAND 1 878 1 946 - 68 - 4

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TABLE 4 s IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY SECTION

COMMODITY SECTION JAN.-JULY 1985 (3 MN) JAN.-JULY 1984 ($ MN) INCREASE(+)/ DECREASE(-) (3 MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 37 033 30 744 +6 289 +20

MANUFACTURED GOODS CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY MATERIAL (MAINLY TEXTILE PRODUCTS, DIAMONDS, IRON, STEEL AND PAPER) 35 795 1 37 100 -1 305 - 4

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY WATCHES, CLOCKS AND ARTICLES OF APPAREL) 24 298 21 563 +2 735 +13

FOOD AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD 10 782 11 472 - 690 - 6

CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 8 892 8 826 + 65 + 1

MINERAL FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS 6 300 7 199 - 899 -12

TABLE 5 : RE-EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN.-JULY 1985 (3 MN) JAN.-JULY 1984 (3 MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) (3 MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

CHINA 28 575 12 510 +16 065 +128

U.S.A. 8 074 6 682 + 1 392 + 21

JAPAN 3 128 2 564 + 564 + 22

TAIWAN 2 551 2 837 286 - 10

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SINGAPORE 2 340 2 707 367 14

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2 □36 2 049 13 1

MACAU 1 609 1 379 + 231 + 17

INDONESIA 1 560 2 207 647 •- 29

SAUDI ARABIA 789 798 9 1

PHILIPPINES 788 773 + 15 + 2

TABLE 6 : RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

JAN.-JULY COMMODITY 1985 DIVISION ($ MN) JAN.-JULY 1984 ($ MN) INCREASED) (S MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 8 786 6 857 + 1 929 + 28

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES 5 802 4 574 +1 229 + 27

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 4 731 1 751 +2 980 + 170

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 4 130 3 618 + 512 + 14

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFAC- TURED ARTICLES 3 952 2 537 +1 415 + 56

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 3 214 2 763 + 451 + 16

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33 MORE BUILDING PLANS APPROVED *****

■ THIRTY-THREE BUILDING PLANS WERE APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE IN JULY -- 11 ON HONG KONG ISLAND, SEVEN IN KOWLOON AND 15 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THEY INCLUDED A 26-STOREY APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT BONHAM ROAD, A 30-STOREY COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT THE JUNCTION OF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WING FUNG STREET AND WING LOK LANE, A 20-ST0REY HOTEL BUILDING AT GLOUCESTER ROAD AND MARSH ROAD, A 14-STOREY CINEMA-APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT KOWLOON CITY ROAD, AND A TWO-STOREY SCHOOL EXTENSION AT TA I PO MARKET.

THE SAME MONTH, THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE GAVE PERMISSION FOR WORK TO START ON 41 PROJECTS — 15 ON HONG KONG ISLAND, NINE IN KOWLOON AND 17 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THESE PROJECTS INCLUDED TWO APARTMENT BLOCKS AT SOUTH BAY ROAD I AN APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL BLOCK FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION’S FORTRESS HILL DEVELOPMENT, A HOTEL AT PRAT AVENUE, A FOOTBRIDGE AT PO LO TSUI ON LAMMA ISLAND AND AN APARTMENTCOMMERCIAL BLOCK AT SAI KUNG.

THE TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF THESE 41 PROJECTS WAS 294 793 SQUARE METRES, OF WHICH 194 976.5 SQUARE METRES WERE FOR NON-DOMESTIC PURPOSES AND THE REMAINDER FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES.

ALSO IN JULY, 34 OCCUPATION PERMITS WERE ISSUED FOR NEWLY-COMPLETED BUILDINGS.

THEY INCLUDED A 22-STOREY APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL BLOCK AT ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD AND TUNG SING ROAD, TWO FIVE-STOREY APARTMENT BLOCKS AT VILLAGE TERRACE, A 1O-STOREY COMMERCIAL BLOCK AT JAVA ROAD. A SEVEN-STOREY KINDERGARTEN-NURSERY BLOCK AT THE JUNCTION CF LEIGHTON ROAD AND TUNG LO WAN ROAD AND A NINE-STOREY VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL AT TAI LIN PAI ROAD AND SAN KWAI STREET IN KWAI CHUNG.

THE TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS 233 714.8 SQUARE METRES, OF WHICH 102 979.7 SQUARE METRES WERE FOR NON-DOMESTIC PURPOSES AND THE REMAINDER FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES.

THE TOTAL DECLARED COST OF THESE BUILDINGS WAS ABOUT #1 020 MILL ION.

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE ALSO ISSUED SEVEN DEMOLITION ORDERS ON 14 BUILDINGS.

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RESTAURANT FINED FOR USING BORIC ACID

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY WARNED OPERATORS OF FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS NOT TO USE BORIC ACID IN PRESERVING FOOD BECAUSE IT IS A BANNED PRESERVATIVE.

THIS FOLLOWS A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH THE LICENSEE OF A RESTAURANT IN ABERDEEN WAS PROSECUTED BY A CAUSEWAY BAY COURT MAGISTRATE FOR SELLING FOOD CONTAINING BORIC ACID. THE OFFENDER WAS CONVICTED AND FINED $3 000 PLUS A PAYMENT CF $227 FOR FOOD ANALYSIS.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE OFFENCE CARRIES A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000 AND SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT. HE WARNED THAT BORIC ACID IS NOT A PERMITTED PRESERVATIVE BECAUSE IT IS AN IRRITANT TO THE STOMACH AND OTHER ORGANS.

♦THE DEPARTMENT’S HEALTH INSPECTORS ARE REGULARLY TAKING FOOD SAMPLES FROM VARIOUS RESTAURANTS AND WALL STALLS FOR ANALYSIS TO ENSURE THAT BORIC ACID IS NOT CONTAINED IN FOOD FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION,+ HE SAID.

MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT’S HEALTH STAFF ARE ALSO REGULARLY TESTING FOOD SAMPLES FROM RESTAURANTS AND WALL STALLS TO FIND OUT IF THEY USE SALICYLIC ACID IN PREPARING FOOD.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID SOME UNSCRUPULOUS FOOD OPERATORS AND ILLEGAL HAWKERS ADD SALICYLIC ACID TO FISH BALLS AND MEAT BALLS TO MAKE THEM LOOK FRESH.

HE WARNED THAT SALICYLIC ACID IS TOXIC WHEN TAKEN BY MOUTH AND CAN CAUSE DIZZINESS, NAUSEA, VOMITTING, MENTAL CONFUSION AND IRRITATION OF THE GASTRIC MUCOSA WITH EROSION AND ULCERATION.

+IN SEVERE CASES WHERE LARGE DOSES OF THE CHEMICAL ARE TAKEN, DEATH MAY OCCUR,+ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

+THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR SELLING FOOD WITH SALICYLIC ACID IS ALSO $10 000 FINE AND SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT.+

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FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY, RETAIL TRADE GOING METRIC * * * *

THE LOCAL FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY AND RETAIL TRADE ARE -GOING METRIC.

MOST MANUFACTURERS ARE ALREADY USING A NEW METRIC CLASSIFICATION, KNOWN AS THE +FRENCH SHOE SIZING SYSTEM* AND RETAILERS ARE FOLLOWING THIS.

THE METRICATION COMMITTEE SECRETARIAT HAS SENT (-ETTER WITH CONVERSION CHARTS TO ALL SHOE RETAIL OUTLETS URGING THEM TO SPEED UP THE CHANGE.

THE FRENCH SYSTEM — ALSO KNOWN AS THE EUROPEAN CONTINENTAL SHOE SIZING SYSTEM — IS THE ACCEPTED CLASSIFICATION IN THE EEC COUNTRIES, CHINA AND MOST OF THE WORLD.

UNDER THE SYSTEM, SHOE SIZES RANGE FROM 15 TO 46 WITH THREE SIZES FOR EVERY TWO CONSECUTIVE CENTIMETRES.

ONLY SLIGHT MODIFICATIONS OF EXISTING MACHINERY ARE NECESSARY FOR THE CONVERSION.

AND TO HELP PROMOTE THE USE OF THE FRENCH SYSTEM, 7 500 SHOE SIZE RULERS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURERS AND RETAILERS.

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A ’TREMENDOUS BURST’ OF PLANTING * * *

THERE WAS A +TREMENDOUS BURST* OF PLANTING THROUGHOUT THE CITY AREAS OF HONG KONG IN 1984-85, THE URBAN COUNCIL’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR LAST YEAR RECORDS. THE RESULTS: 22 000 NEW TREES, 1 250 BAMBOOS, 265 000 SHRUBS, 284 000 GROUND-COVER PLANTS, 4 440 CLIMBERS AND SOME 223 400 FLOWERING ANNUALS.

+THIS WAS BY FAR THE HIGHEST RATE OF PLANTING ACHIEVED IN ANY YEAR,* STATES THE REPORT. +IT WAS THE CLIMAX OF A STEADY INCREASE IN OUTPUT WHICH HAS SEEN THE ANNUAL VOLUME CF PERMANENT LANDSCAPE PLANTING RAISED SOME 400 PER CENT ABOVE THAT ACHIEVED IN 1978+.

THE REPORT, RECENTLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE +INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG+, POINTS OUT THAT GREENERY AND NATURAL VEGETATION ARE A +TREASURED RESOURCE FOR THOSE WHOSE LIVES ARE SET MAINLY IN A CONTEXT OF TOWERING BLOCKS OF CONCRETE AND STEEL.*

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THE COUNCIL, THE REPORT ADDS, +STRIVES BOTH TO DEFEND AND PRESERVE EXISTING GREENERY AND TO CREATE NEW ISLANDS OF NATURAL VEGETATION, HOWEVER SMALL, IN ANY LOCATION WHERE PLANTING IS POSSIBLE — INCLUDING ROADSIDES AND THE UNDERSIDES OF FLYOVER COMPLEXES.+

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PLANTING PROGRAMME IS ALSO UNDERSCORED IN A FOREWORD TO THE REPORT, BY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN HILTON CHEONG-LEEN. AFTER EMPHASISING THE COUNCIL’S -♦ON-GOING COMMITMENT TO THE ’GREENING’ OF HONG KONG+, HE NOTES: +LONG YEARS OF EFFORT IN PLANTING AND LANDSCAPING ARE NOW BEARING VISIBLE FRUIT, ESPECIALLY ON AND AROUND OUR

HIGHWAYS.+

■♦INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG+, PRICED AT $15, IS ON SALE AT THE URBAN COUNCIL SALES OUTLETS AT THE CITY HALL, KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY AND IN ICE HOUSE STREET AS WELL AS AT LEADING BOOKSHOPS.

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THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG, TODAY (SUNDAY) CALLED ON YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

MRS FUNG WAS SPEAKING TO A GROUP OF YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN AN ORIENTATION CAMP WHICH OPENED THE COMMUNITY IN PERSPECTIVE SCHEME, A COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECT, IN FAIRVIEW PARK COUNTRY CLUB.

NOTING THAT CIVIC EDUCATION WAS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY, f-RS FUNG SAID THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE HAD A ROLE TO PLAY IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION.

+WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES, PARTICIPANTS WOULD BE ABLE TO DEVELOP THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NECESSARY TO BECOME RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS WHO CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT,+ SHE ADDED.

MRS FUNG ALSO URGED PARTICIPANTS TO EXERCISE THEIR RIGHT AS CITIZENS TO SIGN UP AS ELECTORS IN THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE SO THAT THEY COULD VOTE IN THE DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL, AND REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN THE FUTURE.

MRS FUNG WAS TOLD THAT A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN DRAWN UP IN THE COMING MONTHS FOR PARTICIPANTS WHICH INCLUDE LECTURES, VISITS, FORUMS AND SEMINARS.

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THEY WILL ALSO TAKE PART IN STUDIES ON LOCAL PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE CAUSED MUCH CONCERN AMONG RESIDENTS IN MONG KOK. THEY WILL BE COLLECTING INFORMATION ON THE OBSTRUCTION AND NUISANCE CAUSED by Signboards in multi-storey buildings and the effect of billiard PARLOURS AND VIDEO GAME CENTRES ON TEENAGERS.

THE COMMUNITY IN PERSPECTIVE SCHEME, SPONSORED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, IS AIMED AT ENHANCING YOUNG PEOPLE’S KNOWLEDGE IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND FOSTERING A SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT.

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CAMPSITES AVAILABLE FOR OUTDOOR EDUCATION ACTIVITIES * * * * *

TO PROVIDE SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF LIVING IN A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, A NUMBER OF CAMPSITES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SECONDARY, PRIMARY AND SPECIAL SCHOOLS ORGANISING OUTDOOR EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ON WEEKDAYS.

SEVEN CAMPSITES ARE EARMARKED FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ENABLE SCHOOLS TO EXTEND CLASSROOM THEORY INTO FIELDWORK, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

EIGHT CAMPSITES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE INTEGRATION OF SCHOOL SUBJECTS IN CAMPING SITUATIONS.

THE CAMPSITES ARE AT GAUDETE HOUSE ON CHEUNG CHAU, SILVERMINE BAY OUTDOOR RECREATION CAMP, Y.W.C.A. YOUTH CAMP ON LANTAO ISLAND, WU KAI SHA YOUTH VILLAGE, MA WAN YOUTH CAMP, WONG YEE CHAU YOUTH CAMP, PO LEUNG KUK HOLIDAY CAMP, CHRISTIAN ALLIANCE SUEN DOUH CAMP, PAK TAM CHUNG HOLIDAY CAMP AND HIGH ROCK CHRISTIAN CENTRE.

THERE ARE ALSO EIGHT CAMPSITES FOR SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED OR PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN. SEVEN OF THE SITES ARE ALSO AT THE GAUDETE HOUSE, WU KAI SHA, MA WAN, SILVERMINE BAY, Y.W.C.A., PAK TAM CHUNG AND SUEN DOUH, WHILE THE EIGHTH CAMPSITE Io THE PHAB CENTRE.

+THE DEPARTMENT WILL PAY BOARD AND LODGING CHARGES FOR ACCOMPANYING TEACHERS AND GIVE A SUBSIDY TOWARDS CAMP CHARGES CF ALL SECONDARY AND PRIMARY STUDENT-CAMPERS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SA ID.

+SPECIAL SCHOOL STUDENTS WOULD BE FULLY FINANCED BY THE SIR ROBERT HO TUNG CHARITABLE FUND AND THEREFORE NO FEES WILL BE CHARGED,* HE SAID.

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HE ADDED THAT NO STUDENTS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND ANY CAMP WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THEIR PARENTS.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS WISHING TO USE THE FACILITIES ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SIXTH FLOOR, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

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CAS CADETS COMPETE IN FOOTDRILL X * X * X

SOME 460 CIVIL AID SERVICES CADETS FROM 21 TEAMS AROUND THE TERRITORY TOOK PART IN AN INTER-UNIT FOOTDRILL COMPETITION THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING.

FOOTDRILL IS IMPORTANT IN INSTILLING DISCIPLINE AND TEAM SPIRIT AMONG MEMBERS, A CAS SPOKESMAN SAID.

AFTER THE COMPETITION, CAS TACTICAL FORCE COMMANDER, MR WU MAN-KONG, PRESENTED PRIZES TO THE TOP THREE TEAMS WITH THE HIGHEST SCORE IN DRILL PERFORMANCE AND UNIFORM.

THE CHAMPION TEAM — THE KOWLOON CITY CADET UNIT -- WAS AWARDED THE NORMAN LEUNG SHIELD.

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REFRESHMENT KIOSK OFFERED X * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENT AT THE YUEN WO PLAYGROUND, A MULTI-PURPOSE SPORTS COMPLEX FOR RESIDENTS OF SHA TIN NEW TOwN.

FACILITIES IN THE PLAYGROUND INCLUDE SIX TENNIS COURTS, FOUR BASKETBALL COURTS, TWO MINI-SOCCER PITCHES, A CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA AND SITTING-OUT AREAS.

THE TENDER PERIOD IS FOR THREE YEARS STARTING NOVEMBER 1.

TENDER FORMS, WHICH MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE RSD ON LEVEL 4, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN, SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT RSD HEADQUARTERS AT SWIRE AND MACLAINE HOUSE. (AUSTIN CENTRE), THIRD FLOOR, 19-23 AUSTIN AVENUE, TSIM SHA TSUI., BEFORE 9 AM ON OCTOBER 11. LATE SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY CALL THE RSD’S SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE ON TELEPHONE 3-6O6572O DURING OFFICE HOURS.

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LANDS AND WORKS GROUP’S SWIMMING GALA * * * *

THE LANDS AND WORKS GROUP OF DEPARTMENTS HELD ITS THIRD SWIMMING GALA AT THE PAO YUE KONG SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX AT SHUM WAN ROAD TODAY (SUNDAY).

ABOUT 300 PERSONS TOOK PART IN 25 EVENTS.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY’S EVENTS WAS THE 4 X 50 PETRES INVITATION RELAY IN WHICH SIX GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS COMPETED.

PRIZES WERE PRESENTED TO WINNERS BY THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, MRS CHAN AND DIRECTORS OF DEPARTMENTS.

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FRESH AND SALT WATER CUTS * X X *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SHEUNG WAN WILL EE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTS.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY SHING WONG STREET, HOLLYWOOD ROAD, LADDER STREET AND CIRCULAR PATHWAY, INCLUDING 270-276 QUEEN S ROAD CENTRAL AND 1-2 TSUI ON LANE.

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK WILL ALSO BE TURNED OFF FROM 9.30 AM TO 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY JORDAN ROAD, GASCOIGNE ROAD, NATHAN ROAD, WATERLOO ROAD, YIM PO FONG STREET, ARGYLE STREET, SAI YEE STREET, BOUNDARY STREET AND THE WATERFRONT.

MEANWHILE, PRESSURE WILL BE WEAK ON FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN TSIM SHA TSUI FROM 10 PM ON WEDNESDAY TO 8 AM THE NEXT DAY, DUE TO MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY AUSTIN ROAD, CHEONG WAN ROAD, THE SITE OF THE OLD KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY STATION AND THE WATERFRONT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TWO NEW LOBBYISTS TO FIGHT PROTECTIONISM................... 1

LEGCO VOTERS TO GET EXPLANATORY LEAFLETS .................. 2

HONG KONG DISPLAY MOVES TO SCOTLAND........................ 2

BRITISH MPS VISIT WAN CHAI ................................ 4

VALUE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE STRESSED........................ 4

DISCUSSION ON SPECIAL NIGHT N.T. MAXI-CAB SERVICES......... 5

TRAINING FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED STRESSED................. 5

SHARE DISCLOSURES ......................................... 7

SUBSIDISED YOUTH LEADERSHIP COURSES OFFERED ............... 8

GOVERNOR TO OPEN TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX................... 8

ANTI-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN SHA TIN ................ 9

ANOTHER BOARD DISCUSSES HOUSING GREEN PAPER............... 10

REFUSE COLLECTION POINT FOR CENTRAL ...................... 11

REROUTING IN TSIM SHA TSUI, YAU MA TEI ................... 11

TSIM SHA TSUI WATER CUT .................................. 12

WATER STORAGE FIGURE...................................... 12

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1985

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TWO NEW LOBBYISTS TO FIGHT PROTECTIONISM

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HONG KONG'S FIGHT AGAINST THE PROTECTIONIST JENKINS BILL IN THE UNITED STATES HAS BEEN STEPPED UP WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO ADDITIONAL LOBBYING FIRMS.

THE TWO FIRMS ARE BILL HECHT AND ASSOCIATES INC AND R. DUFFY WALL AND ASSOCIATES INC. THEY WILL WORK IN CO-OPERATION WITH HONG KONG’S EXISTING LOBBYIST, FRENCH AND COMPANY. THE TWO NEW FIRMS ARE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED IN FIGHTING PROTECTIONIST LEGISLATION. THE LOBBYISTS WILL OPERATE IN CONJUNCTION WITH HONG KONG’S LEGAL CONSULTANTS IN WASHINGTON, MUDGE ROSE, GUTH* l£, ALEXANDER AND FERDON.

THE NEW APPOINTMENTS FOLLOWED SELECTION INTERVIEWS IN WASHINGTON LAST WEEK CARRIED OUT BY MR HAMISH MACLEOD, DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR JACK TANG, OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, W KENNETH FANG, TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, AND MR WILLIAM DORWARD, COMMISSIONER FOR COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS. A NUMBER OF FIRMS ON A SHORTLIST PRODUCED AFTER PRELIMINARY SCREENING WERE INTERVIEWED.

MR DORWARD WILL NOW CHAIR A WEEKLY CO-ORDINATION MEETING IN WASHINGTON OF OFFICIALS, LOBBYISTS AND CONSULTANTS.

A SHORT-TO-MEDIUM-TERM STRATEGY FOR FUTURE ACTION HAS ALREADY BEEN PREPARED AND DISCUSSED IN WASHINGTON, AND THIS WILL BE FURTHER CONSIDERED THIS WEEK BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF TEXTAB SET UP TO ADVISE ON THE FIGHT AGAINST THE JENKINS BILL AND OTHER PROTECTIONIST TEXTILE MEASURES.

THE STRATEGY INCLUDES OBJECTIVES AND DEPLOYMENT PLANS. THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL IS REPRESENTED ON THE STANDING COMMITTEE.

♦THE APPOINTMENT OF THE TWO ADDITIONAL LOBBYING FIRMS AND THE CONSIDERABLE STRENGTHENING OF THE WASHINGTON OFFICE RECENTLY SHOWS THAT HONG KONG HAS DEPLOYED MAJOR RESOURCES TO COUNTER THIS THREAT TO OUR TRADE,♦ SAID MR MACLEOD.

♦OUR EFFORT IS CONSIDERABLY GREATER THAN THAT OF ANY OTHER SINGLE DEVELOPING EXPORTING COUNTRY.♦

♦THE SITUATION, HOWEVER, DOES REMAIN CRITICAL. PROTECTIONIST FEELING IN THE UNITED STATES IS ALMOST OVERWHELMING. IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT WHILE THE TRADE DEPARTMENT, TEXTAB AND THE TDC WILL SPARE NO EFFORT TO FIGHT THE JENKINS BILL, NEARLY ALL THE ODDS ARE AGAINST US. THERE WILL BE NO MAGIC SWING IN OUR FAVOUR.

♦WE HAVE BEEN WORKING AGAINST THE JENKINS BILL SINCE LONG BEFORE IT ATTRACTED MEDIA AND PUBLIC ATTENTION. WE SHALL CONTINUE THE FIGHT AND WILL LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED TO ENSURE THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES KNOW JUST HOW MUCH PROTECTIONISM WOULD TAKE FROM THEIR POCKETS AND HOW DAMAGING IT WOULD BE TO WORLD TRADE.*

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LEGCO VOTERS TO GET EXPLANATORY LEAFLETS * * * * *

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTORS IN CONTESTED CONSTITUENCIES WILL SOON RECEIVE A LEAFLET FROM THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION WHICH EXPLAINS THE VOTING SYSTEM AND OTHER BASIC INFORMATION TO l€LP THEM TO VOTE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THEY WILL RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, URGING THEM TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC DUTY AND REMINDING THEM THAT HONG KONG NEEDED THEIR VOTE. ...

ELECTORS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EXPLANATORY LEAFLET WHICH SETS OUT THE CORRECT WAY TO MARK A BALLOT PAPER IN THE PREFERENTIAL VOTING SYSTEM.

TO ALL ELECTORS, WHETHER OR NOT THEIR CONSTITUENCY IS CONTESTED, THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION IS ALSO SENDING OUT A NOTE ON THE BIOGRAPHICAL DATA AND ELECTION PLATFORM OF THE CANDIDATES IN THE CONSTITUENCY, PROVIDED BY THE CANDIDATES THEMSELVES. ....

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DIVISION EXPLAINED THAT SOME 43 500 PACKETS OF THE INFORMATION NOTES ARE BEING SENT OUT TODAY AND WITH THE PACKET, ELECTORS SHOULD HAVE BASIC INFORMATION ON THE CANDIDATES AND ON THE PROPER WAY TO MAKE A PREFERENCE FOR THEM ON THE BALLOT PAPER.

♦THE NEXT STEP IS FOR THE ELECTORS TO GO TO THE POLLING STATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 26 AND TO CAST THEIR VOTES,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE ADDED THAT ELECTORS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED BY NOW A POLL

CARD INFORMING THEM OF THE ADDRESS OF THE DESIGNATED STATION. AS WELL AS THE DATE AND TIME OF THE ELECTION. IF THEY HAVE ANY

ENQUIRY, THEY SHOULD TELEPHONE THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION AT 5-270369 OR 5-270380.

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HONG KONG DISPLAY MOVES TO SCOTLAND * * * * *

♦HONG KONG - INTO THE FUTURE+ - AN EYE-CATCHING AND INFORMATIVE GRAPHICS DISPLAY - WILL BE MOUNTED AT EDINBURGH AIRPORT ON SEPTEMBER 18 BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IT IS BEING MOUNTED OUTSIDE LONDON FOLLOWING ITS LAUNCH AT THE INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS IN APRIL AND AFTER BEING HELD IN SEVERAL VENUES IN THE BRITISH CAPITAL.

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THE DISPLAY SHOWS THAT HONG KONG WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE DYNAMIC, THRIVING AND PROSPEROUS CITY THAT IT IS TODAY FOLLOWING THE SIGNING OF THE HISTORIC AGREEMENT ON THE TERRITORY’S FUTURE, WHICH HANDS OVER SOVEREIGNTY FROM BRITAIN TO CHINA IN 1997.

AIMED AT SCOTLAND’S BUSINESS COMMUNITY, IT IS DESIGNED TO SHOW THAT HONG KONG REMAINS A VIBRANT CITY, ATTRACTIVE TO INVESTORS AS A HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, A FINANCIAL CENTRE AND A MARKET IN ITS OWN RIGHT, AND A SPRINGBOARD FOR TRADE WITH CHINA AND COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA.

SPEAKING IN LONDON, THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER, MR COLVYN HAYE, SAID +AS EVIDENCE OF THE RESILIENCE OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IN THE TERRITORY GREW BY NEARLY ONE HALF BETWEEN 1982 AND 1984, IN SPITE OF WORLD RECESSION AND UNCERTAINTY THEN ABOUT THE OUTCOME OF THE TALKS ON 1997.+

HE SAID THAT MANY FOREIGN INVESTORS HAD BEEN INCREASING THEIR STAKE IN HONG KONG DURING THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS, AND THE TREND WAS CONTINUING IN 1985.

♦THE TIME IS RIPE FOR SCOTTISH BUSINESSMEN TO CAPITALISE ON THE TRADITIONAL LINKS WITH THE TERRITORY, THE CONDUCIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT WHICH PREVAILS AS A RESULT OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S NON-1NTERVENTION I ST POLICY AND THE PROSPECTS FOR GROWTH ARISING FROM THE COMMITMENT TO STABILITY AND PROSPERITY WRITTEN INTO THE AGREEMENT,+ HE ADDED.

THE SUBJECTS COVERED BY THE DISPLAY INCLUDE THE AGREEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, INDUSTRY, TRADE, HONG KONG AS A FINANCIAL CENTRE, HONG KONG AS A REGIONAL CENTRE, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, LONG-TERM PLANNING AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

EACH SUBJECT IS ILLUSTRATED WITH COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, AND STATISTICS ARE PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF GRAPHS, SELECTED TO SHOW THE MAIN AREAS OF GROWTH IN THE HONG KONG ECONOMY.

THE INTRODUCTORY SECTION DEALS WITH THE AGREEMENT AND INCLUDES QUOTES BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MRS MARGARET THATCHER, HONG KONG’S GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND THE CHINESE LEADER, DENG XIAOPING. THIS SECTION ALSO INCLUDES A +MOVING MESSAGE DISPLAY*.

THE DISPLAY CONTINUES UNTIL OCTOBER 8 WHEN IT WILL MOVE TO NEWCASTLE AIRPORT AND LATER TO MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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BRITISH MPS VISIT WAN CHAI * * * * *

TWO VISITING MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, MR ROGER SIMS AND MR DONALD THOMPSON, TOURED WAN CHAI THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON TO LEARN ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE DISTRICT.

ACCOMPANIED BY WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, THEY WALKED THROUGH LUN FAT STREET WHERE THEY WERE BRIEFED ON STREET MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS IN THE AREA, PARTICULARLY THE LACK OF OPEN SPACE.

AT THOMSON ROAD THEY WERE TOLD ABOUT DEVELOPMENT AT SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND, FOLLOWING THE OPENING OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE.

BEFORE THE TOUR, THE TWO MPS VISITED THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS IN TSIM SHA TSUI AND NET THE REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), MR BARRIE WIGGHAM.

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VALUE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE STRESSED MM *

HONG KONG PRODUCERS ARE MORE AWARE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD OF THE NEED FOR STANDARDS, ALTHOUGH HONG KONG DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING THAT COULD BE CALLED A HONG KONG STANDARD, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR JOHN YAXLEY SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A TRAINING SEMINAR____

ORGANISED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARD I SAT ION (ISO) ON QUALITY ASSURANCE, CERTIFICATION AND LABORATORY ACCREDITATION AT THE NEW WORLD HOTk, MR YAXLEY SAID, AS AN EXPORT-ORIENTATED ECONOMY, HONG KONG HAD TO CONFIRM WITH A MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS LAID DOWN BY THE IMPORTING COUNTRIES.

IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN IMPORTANT THAT MANUFACTURERS PRODUCE GOODS WHICH MEET THE DEMANDS OF CONSUMERS WHO HAVE OVER THE PAST DECADE OR SO BECOME INCREASINGLY VOCAL IN MAKING SURE THAT THEIR DEMANDS ARE HEARD AND ACTED ON.+

IF THEY DON’T, THEN THEY GO OUT OF BUSINESS PRETTY QUICKLY,♦ HE SAID.

TO PROMOTE QUALITY CONSCIOUSNESS IN LOCAL MANUFACTURERS, THE GOVERNMENT OPERATES A RANGE OF LICENSING SCHEMES FOR THE IMPORT AND EXPORT OF CERTAIN COMMODITIES, PRIMARILY FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY REASONS, HE SAID.

HE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD RECENTLY LAUNCHED THE ♦HONG KONG LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME (HOKLAS) TO PROVIDE A BASIC INFRASTRUCTURAL FACILITY TO ENCOURAGE BETTER QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE TERR I TORY.♦

A STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY SECOND TO NONE IN EAST ASIA HAS ALSO BEEN OPENED RECENTLY,♦ HE SAID.

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DISCUSSION ON SPECIAL NIGHT N.T. MAXI-CAB SERVICES

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A PROPOSAL TO INTRODUCE SPECIAL ALL-NIGHT MAXI-CAB SERVICES FROM KOWLOON TO SHEUNG SHUI WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION AT THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 18).

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL ALSO REVIEW THE EXISTING MAXI-CAB SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT.

THEY WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE FINDINGS OF A TRANSPORT SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS AT SHEK WU HUI, A COMPULSORY THIRD PARTY INSURANCE FOR FERRY SERVICES, AND A PROPOSAL TO RE-ROUTE BUS ROUTE NO. 70 AFTER THE OPENING OF TAI PO COASTAL ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT MEETING AT 9 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, FANLING ROUNDABOUT, NEW TERRITORIES.

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TRAINING FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED STRESSED * * * *

ALL MENTALLY RETARDED CHILDREN HAVE A CAPACITY FOR GROWTH AND LEARNING AND THEIR INTEGRATION INTO SOCIETY WILL BENEFIT THEM AS WELL AS VHE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, WS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE 35TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE ST. JAMES’ SETTLEMENT SHE SAID THAT CHILDREN FROM BIRTH TO THE AGE OF TWO IDENTIFIED AS HAVING DISABILITIES OR DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS SHOULD BE PROVIDED WITH TRAINING IN EARLY EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTRES FOR PRE-SCHOOL HANDICAPPED CHILDREN TO ENSURE THAT THEY DEVELOPED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE.

AT PRESENT THERE WERE 350 SUCH PLACES AVAILABLE IN SEVEN CENTRES.

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WE HOPE TO HAVE AN ADDITIONAL 60 PLACES IN 1986/87 AND BY THE END OF THE DECADE TO HAVE A TOTAL OF 950 PLACES,♦ MRS CHAN SAID.

HANDICAPPED CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF TWO AND SIX WHO COULD NOT BE INTEGRATED INTO AN ORDINARY CHILD CARE CENTRE COULD ATTEND SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRES.

THERE WERE AT PRESENT 11 SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRES WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 480 PLACES TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH DIFFERENT HANDICAPS.

IN 1986/87 THERE SHOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL 204 PLACES. BY THE END OF THE DECADE TOTAL PROVISION SHOULD REACH 1 400 PLACES,* SHE SAID.

MILDLY DISABLED CHILDREN COULD BE CARED FOR AND TRAINED IN AN ORDINARY CHILD CARE CENTRE.

THERE WERE AT PRESENT 484 PLACES IN ORDINARY CHILD CARE CENTRES FOR CHILDREN WITH MINOR DISABILITIES, AND IT WAS PLANNED TO INCREASE PROVISION BY 120 PLACES EACH YEAR.

WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, AN EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT TO DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED PROGRAMME IN KINDERGARTENS FOR LESS SEVERELY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN AGED THREE TO SIX WOULD BE INTRODUCED THIS YEAR.

WHILE THERE WERE NO PRECISE FIGURES TO THE NUMBER OF MENTALLY RETARDED PEOPLE IN HONG KONG. A TOTAL OF 15 800 HAD REGISTERED WITH THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DISABLED PERSONS.

IF AN ESTIMATE WAS MADE BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED POPULATION HERE WOULD BE ABOUT 106 000.

THESE FIGURES MAY SEEM ALARMING. BUT IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ALL BUT 4 000 OF THEM CAN BE TRAINED TO ACHIEVE SOME DEGREE OF INDEPENDENCE WITH THE MINIMUM OF ASSISTANCE AND SUPERVIS ION,+ SHE SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROVISION OF SHELTERED WORKSHOPS AND WORK ACTIVITY CENTRES WHICH PROVIDED VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION TO THE HANDICAPPED.

THE SHELTERED WORKSHOP SERVICE WAS STARTED IN THE LATE 195OS, AND THE FIRST SHELTERED WORKSHOP EXCLUSIVELY FOR MENTALLY RETARDED ADULTS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1973 BY ST. JAMES’ SETTLEMENT.

TODAY THERE ARE 2 360 SHELTERED WORKSHOP PLACES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, AND BY THE END OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR TOTAL PROVISION SHOULD INCREASE TO 2 780 PLACES.

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IF GOOD PROGRESS IS MAINTAINED, WE EXPECT THAT BY THE END OF THIS DECADE, THERE WILL BE AT LEAST 4 800 PLACES IN SHELTERED WORKSHOPS FOR THE DISABLED WITH PRIORITY BEING GIVEN TO THE MENTALLY RETARDED,♦ MRS CHAN SAID.

APART FROM CARE AND TRAINING FACILITIES, RESIDENTIAL, COUNSELLING, RECREATIONAL AND SOCIAL SERVICES WERE ALSO A NECESSARY PART OF SUCCESSFUL REHABILITATION THOUGH NOT ALL WOULD REQUIRE SUCH SERVICES, MRS CHAN SAID.

I DO NOT THINK WE CAN CLAIM THAT EXISTING SERVICES FOR THE bENTALLY RETARDED ARE ADEQUATE, BUT I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE MADE A REASONABLY GOOD START IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION,+ SHE SAID.

ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENT, SHE SAID THE ROLE OF WORK ACTIVITY CENTRES WOULD BE EVALUATED.

ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES, A TOTAL OF 5 000 WORK ACTIVITY CENTRE PLACES WOULD BE REQUIRED. AT A COST OF $18 000 PER PLACE PER YEAR, THE ANNUAL EXPENDITURE WOULD AMOUNT TO $90.36 MILLION.


SHARE DISCLOSURES * * *

THE FOLLOWING IS ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES AND COMMODITIES TRAD I NGi

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS UNDER RULE 29 OF THE HONG KONG CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS ADVISES THAT, IN CONNECTION WITH THE CURRENT OFFER BY FOXTON INVESTMENT LTD TO ACQUIRE THE ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL OF THE CHINA PAINT MANUFACTURING CO (1946), LTD (’CHINA PAINT’), THE FOLLOWING DISCLOSURE RELATING TO THE PURCHASE OF SHARES IN CHINA PAINT HAD BEEN MADE TO HIMi

1. B.L. WONG (HOLDINGS) CO LTD WHICH IS ACTING IN CONCERT

WITH FOXTON INVESTMENT LTD. PURCHASED 216 SHARES OF CHINA PAINT AT HK$2 360 PER SHARE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1985.

2. OXANFORD CO LTD WHICH IS ALSO ACTING IN CONCERT WITH FOXTON INVESTMENT LTD, PURCHASED 420 SHARES OF CHINA PAINT AT HK$2 271 PER SHARE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1985.

HE WAS ALSO INFORMED BY THE LEGAL ADVISER TO FOXTON THAT THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WOULD SUPERCEDE THE ONE MADE ON SEPTEMBER 13, 1985.+

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SUBSIDISED YOUTH LEADERSHIP COURSES OFFERED * * * *

THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH IS OFFERING MORE THAN 200 cMinc jn ।cpn PLACES TO YOUNG PEOPLE WISHING TO TAKE PART IN LEADERSHIP TRAINING COURSES ORGANISED BY THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL.

THESE INCLUDE TWO DIPLOMA COURSES ON BOARD THE OUTWARD BOUND SHIP JI-FUNGj SEVERAL LAND-BASED AND A SEA—BASED PERSONAL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSES! TWO DISCOVERY COURSES FOR THOSE BELOW 16» AND THE MOUNTAIN LEADERSHIP COURSES FROM ELEMENTARY TO ADVANCED LEVELS.

THF COURSES STARTING BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER, ARE DESIGNED TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE DEVELOP CHARACTER, SELF-CONFIDENCE PERSEVERANCE AND CO-OPERATIVENESS AND SO BUILD A SENSE OF COM'

THOSE INTERESTED AND WITH SOME EXPERIENCE IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR A GOVERNMENT-AIDED PLACE. SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE SUBVENTION UP TO 50 PER (

APPLICATION FORMS AND BROCHURES CONTAINING DETAILS Or AVAILABLE AT THE BRANCH AT 14TH FLOOR, - ------------------------------------ HONG KONG.

VARIOUS COURSES ARE

RUTTONJEE HOUSE, 11

FOR ENQUIRIES,

DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL, CALL 5-253161.

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GOVERNOR TO OPEN TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX X X X X

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL BE OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR INDUSTRY, MR PETER MORRISON, WILL ALSO BE ATTENDING THE CEREMONY AS GUEST OF THE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, DR FRANCIS TIEN.

THE KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX, BUILT AND EQUIPPED AT A COST OF $110 MILLION, IS ONE OF TWO OPERATED BY THE COUNCIL. THE NINE-STOREYED BUILDING HOUSES FIVE TRAINING CENTRES PROVIDING INDUSTRIAL TRAINING TO YOUNG PEOPLE AT OPERATIVE, CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN LEVELS.

/the five .......

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THE FIVE CENTRES ARE THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, HOTEL INDUSTRY, MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY, PLASTICS INDUSTRY AND PRINTING INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE COMPLEX AT KOWLOOix BAY TRAINING CENTRE AT 3 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) AT 46 TAI YIP STREET, KOWLOON BAY.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE BEFORE 2.45 PM.

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ANT l-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED IN SHA TIN

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THREE PEST CONTROL TEAMS HAVE BEEN DEPLOYED BY ™E REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO INSPECT POTENTIAL MOSQUITO-BREEDING PLACES IN SHA TIN AS PART OF A TWO-WEEK ANTI-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN.

THE CAMPAIGN, WHICH STARTED TODAY (MONDAY), IS AIMED AT ELIMINATING MOSQUITO BREEDING IN STREAMS, VILLAGES, HOUSING ESTATES AND CONSTRUCTION SITES TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH, AN RSD

SPOKESMAN SAID.

PEST CONTROL STAFF WILL SPRAY INSECTICIDE OR LARVICIDAL OIL TO KILL THE INSECTS OR LARVAE IF MOSQUITO BREEDING IS DETECTED.

A BROADCASTING VAN WILL ALSO VISIT ALL HOUSING ESTATES IN THE DISTRICT TO SPREAD THE ANT I-MOSQUI TO MESSAGE.

AS MOSQUITOES BREED ONLY IN STAGNANT WATER, THE PUBLIC IS URGED TO TAKE THE FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:

* DISCARD ALL UNUSED TINS, BOTTLES, RECEPTACLES AND OLD TYRES?

* KEEP WATER STORAGE TANKS WELL COVERED?

* ENSURE PROPER DRAINAGE TO PREVENT CHOKAGE? AND

* CHANGE WATER IN VASES AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK AND PREVENT WATER ACCUMULATING IN TRAYS AND FLOWER BEDS.

/THE SPOKESMAN

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, ALLOWING MOSQUITO BREEDING IN PREMISES IS LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000 AND A DAILY FINE OF $250.

RSD’S PEST CONTROL STAFF INSPECTED 30 840 HOUSES AND 17 491 BUILDING SITES AND OPEN SPACES IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS DURING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

A TOTAL OF 8 466 BREEDING PLACES WERE FOUND AND WERE ERADICATED SUBSEQUENTLY.

DURING THE SAME PERIOD 276 COMPLAINTS OF MOSQUITO BREEDING WERE RECEIVED RESULTING IN THE ISSUE OF 50 SUMMONSES AND 45 WARNING LETTERS TO OFFENDERS.

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ANOTHER BOARD DISCUSSES HOUSING GREEN PAPER X X * * X

SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, MR SIMON LI, WILL INTRODUCE THE PAPER AND LISTEN TO BOARD MEMBERS’ VIEWS.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO RAISE QUESTIONS ON WHETHER THEY ARE INSURED AGAINST ACCIDENTS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AND ON GOVERNMENT’S RESOURCES FOR THE DAILY CLEARANCE OF REFUSE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR ADULT EDUCATION IN SHA TIN.

MEMBERS’ APPROVAL WILL ALSO BE SOUGHT ON A PROPOSED ALLOCATION OF $440 000 TO ORGANISE LIGHTING DECORATIONS IN SELECTED AREAS IN SHA TIN DURING FESTIVE SEASONS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE OVERCROWDING IN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS, ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTION ON SEPTEMBER 26, SECRETARIAL SUPPORT FOR DB WORKING GROUPS, AND PROGRESS REPORTS FROM VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND THE BOARD’S REPRESENTATIVE ON THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

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REFUSE COLLECTION POINT FOR CENTRAL * * *

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT GAGE STREET, CENTRAL.

OCCUPYING A SITE AREA OF 150 SQUARE METRES, THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINT WILL HAVE HANDCART WASHING SPACE, A STOREROOM, AND AN OFFICE WITH STAFF TOILET.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN SEVEN MONTHS.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 4.

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REROUTING IN TSIM SHA TSUI, YAU MA TEI ft ft ft ft

MIDDLE ROAD IN TSIM SHA TSUI BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH NATHAN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES TO THE EAST OF THAT JUNCTION WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS TO FACILITATE THE PROVISION OF TELEPHONE PLANT.

TRAFFIC ON NATHAN ROAD SOUTHBOUND HEADING FOR MIDDLE ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA SALISBURY ROAD.

MEANWHILE, SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 10 AM ON THE SAME DAY IN YAU MA TEI FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH TO FACILITATE ROAD REPAIR WORK.

THESE ARRANGEMENTS AREi

ft SAIGON STREET BETWEEN RECLAMATION STREET AND BATTERY STREET WILL BE CLOSED.

ft BATTERY STREET BETWEEN SAIGON STREET AND PAK HOI STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND TO TWO-WAY.

ft PAK HOI STREET BETWEEN RECLAMATION STREET AND SHANGHAI STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

ft TRAFFIC ON BATTERY STREET HEADING FOR RECLAMATION STREET AND SHANGHAI STREET WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE BATTERY STREET AND PAK HOI STREET.

ft METERED GOODS VEHICLE PARKING SPACES AT BATTERY STREET BETWEEN SAIGON STREET AND PAK HOI STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

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TSIM

FRESH WATER SUPPLY

BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

SHA TSUI WATER CUT * * * *

TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TSIM SHA TSUI WILL

ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) TO 6 AM THE

TMF AFFFCTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY NATHAN ROAD, KIMBERLEY ROAD, OBSERVATORY ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD AND AUSTIN ROAD INCLUDI NG KNUTSFORD TERRACE OBSERVATORY COURT, AUSTIN AVENUE, LEE SHING VILLAS, CHATHAM COURT, PINE TREE HILL ROAD AND HILLWOOD ROAD.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE ft ft ft

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 78.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 459.581 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 508.781 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 86.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR RECEIVES INAUGURAL SATELLITE PHONE CALL ........ 1

BRITISH INDUSTRY MINISTER ARRIVES ....................... 1

TUNNEL COMPANY TO GET $14 MILLION ....................... 2

CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH SEP FOR OCTOBER 6 ................... 2

$1M SUBSIDY FOR REGIONAL SPORTS PLANNED ................. 3

BRINGING THE VOTING MESSAGE INTO THE HOME................ 5

DB MEMBERS LOOK INTO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS ............. 5

BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE SURVEY RESULT OUT.... 6

MACHINE SHOP, METAL WORKING INDUSTRY GROWTH EXPECTED..... 6

ROOF STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED............................. 7

MORE LAND TO BE RECLAIMED IN THEN MUN ................... 8

LOOK-AND-LEARN TOUR OF USD TRAINING SCHOOL .............. 8

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS FOR AUCTION ......................... 9

CENTRAL RESTRICTED ZONE.................................. 9

TOP BADMINTON PLAYERS FROM REGION MEET HERE.............. 10

ANOTHER SITTING-OUT AREA FOR CENTRAL .................... 10

NO RIGHT TURN HERE....................................... 11

RESTRICTED ZONES IN CAUSEWAY BAY......................... 11

SOUTHERN TAPS OFF ....................................... 11

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1935

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GOVERNOR RECEIVES INAUGURAL SATELLITE PHONE CALL *****

THE NEED FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE LINKS OF EVERY SORT BETWEEN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE FAR EAST WAS STRESSED TONIGHT (TUESDAY) BY THE BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE FOR INDUSTRY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, MR GEOFFREY PATTIE, IN AN INAUGURAL SATELLITE TELEPHONE CALL TO THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE.

REPLYING, THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT RELIABLE AND EFFICIENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS LINKS PLAYED AN IMPORTANT PART IN HONG KONG’S DEVELOPMENT OF TRADE TIES WITH EUROPE AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.

THE OCCASION FOR THE TELEPHONE CALL WAS THE INAUGURATION OF THE NEW WHITEHILL SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, WHICH PROVIDES DIGITAL SATELLITE LINKS TO CABLE AND WIRELESS FACILITIES IN HONG KONG.

THE CENTRE IS OWNED BY MERCURY COMMUNICATIONS LTD., A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF CABLE AND WIRELESS PLC.

IN HIS CALL TO THE GOVERNOR, MR PATTIE ALSO SAID THAT LEASED CIRCUIT AND PRIVATE NETWORK CUSTOMERS NOW HAD A CHOICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CARRIER WITHIN AND FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY HELD AT WHITEHILL WAS ATTENDED BY SIR DOUGLAS LOWE, THE CHAIRMAN OF MERCURY COMMUNICATIONS, AND SIR ERIC SHARP, CHAIRMAN OF CABLE AND WIRELESS PLC TO WHOM SIR EDWARD OFFERED HIS CONGRATULATIONS.

PRESENT AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE TONIGHT WAS MR PIERS JACOBS, SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES AND MR BARRY MOUL, THE GENERAL MANAGER, TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES AND MARKETING OF CABLE AND WIRELESS (HK) LTD.

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BRITISH INDUSTRY MINISTER ARRIVES

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THE BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE FOR INDUSTRY, MR PETER MORRISON, ARRIVED TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

DURING HIS STAY MR MORRISON WILL ATTEND THE OPENING OF THE KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX AND VISIT SOME OF THE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRES AT THE COUNCIL’S KWAI CHUNG COMPLEX.

THE COMPLEX, WHICH HOUSES FIVE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRES, WILL BE OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, THIS FRIDAY.

MR MORRISON RETURNS TO LONDON ON FRIDAY EVENING.

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TUNNEL COMPANY TO GET $14 MILLION * * * X

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS AGREED TO MAKE A ONE-OFF EX-GRATIA PAYMENT OF $14 MILLION NET TO THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL COMPANY AS A RESULT OF THE INTRODUCTION OF THE PASSAGE TAX.

THE PAYMENT IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE PASSAGE TAX HAP BEEN INTRODUCED SPECIFICALLY AS A TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURE AND THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY IN HIS 1984 BUDGET SPEECH HAD SAID THAT IF THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING CROSS-HARBOUR TRAFFIC WAS ACHIEVED. IT WAS REASONABLE THAT THE COMPANY SHOULD RECEIVE EQUITABLE COMPENSATION FOR REVENUE LOST.

THE EX-GRATIA COMPENSATION, IF APPROVED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE, WILL BE REGARDED AS INCOME RECEIPT AND WILL BE TAXABLE.

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CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH SET FOR OCTOBER 6 X X X X *

THE YOUTH OF HONG KONG WILL BE GIVEN A DAY — OCTOBER 6 TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND TO BECOME ACQUAINTED WITH DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION.

ANNOUNCING THIS AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (TUESDAY), THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP ON +CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH*, MR LEE CHIK-YUET, SAID THAT THE DAY WAS A TERRITORY-WIDE EVENT ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR (CCCIYY).

DELEGATES FROM ALL 19 DISTRICTS WOULD TAKE PART IN THE INITIATION CEREMONY AT THE EDINBURGH PLACE ON THAT DAY. THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, AND CHAIRPERSON OF THE CCCIYY, MRS SELINA CHOW, WOULD BE OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY, WHICH WILL START A WIDE VARIETY OF DISTRICT ACTIVITIES.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, THEY WOULD EACH LEAD A TOUR TO SEVERAL SELECTED DISTRICTS AND WOULD JOIN IN ACTIVITIES SUCH AS BLOOD DONATIONS AND +WARMTH KN IT-IN* CAMPAIGNS.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE CEREMONY WOULD BE THE HOISTING OF A HELIUM BALLOON WITH A BANNER CARRYING THE THEME OF THE DAY - *T0 CARE FOR, TO SERVE AND TO BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY*.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1?85

SPEAKING ON THE RATIONALE FOR ORGANISING SUCH AN EVENT, I* LEE SAID THAT THE CITIZENS OF HONG KONG, ESPECIALLY YOUTH, SHOULD PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR A HIGHLY AUTONOMOUS ADMINISTRATION AFTER 1997.

HE POINTED OUT THAT CIVIC EDUCATION WAS AN URGENT TASK THAT COULD BE DONE THROUGH THREE CHANNELS — EDUCATION IN SCHOOL, THE MASS MEDIA AND ACTUAL PARTICIPATION.

HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD MADE THE FIRST STEP IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION BY PUBLISHING THE +GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS* THIS AUGUST, BUT SAID HE WAS AFRAID THAT WHAT ONE LEARNT FROM SCHOOL MIGHT BE TOO THEORETICAL.

CARRYING OUT CIVIC EDUCATION THROUGH THE MASS MEDIA WAS NO DOUBT AN EFFECTIVE WAY OF CONVEYING MESSAGES IN VIEW OF THE LARGE NUMBER OF NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES ON THE MARKET AND THE EVER-INCREASING CONCERN OF THE TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS ON CURRENT ISSUES, HE SAID.

♦BUT CITIZENS ARE ONLY PASSIVE RECIPIENTS WHEN RECEIVING MESSAGES BY READING NEWSPAPERS OR WATCHING TELEVISION.

♦ONLY THROUGH ACTUAL PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES CAN WE UTILISE WHAT WE HAVE LEARNT FROM SCHOOLS AND THE MASS MEDIA, AND THUS FULLY UNDERSTAND THE REAL MEANING OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY,* ADDED.

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SIM SUBSIDY FOR REGIONAL SPORTS PLANNED

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THE RECREATION AND CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY ENDORSED A PROPOSED POLICY OF SUBSIDISING REGIONAL SPORTS ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANISATIONS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA AS FROM NEXT APRIL.

THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE COMPETITIONS, DISPLAYS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND SPORTS OFFICIALS AS WELL AS EVENTS INVOLVING OVERSEAS TEAMS.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (LEISURE SERVICES) OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR DAVID WEEKS TOLD THE FIRST MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE THAT FUNDS WERE PROVIDED FOR THE DEPARTMENT TO ORGANISE RECREATION AND SPORTS PROGRAMMES AT DISTRICT LEVEL.

HOWEVER, THERE WERE NO FUNDS AVAILABLE IN THE RSD TO SUBSIDISE OR SPONSOR REGIONAL SPORTS ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS RECREATION AND SPORTS FACILITIES ORGANISED ON A REGIONAL BASIS, AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES INVOLVING MORE THAN ONE DISTRICT.

/MR WEEKS .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEHHKM 17, 1985

MR WEEKS SAID THE PROPOSED POLICY WOULD COVER, IN ADDITION TO REGION-WIDE AND INTER-DISTRICT ACTIVITIES, EVENTS ORGANISED ON A TERRITORY-WIDE BASIS IN WHICH THE COUNCIL IS INVITED TO TAKE PART IN RESPECT OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED IN THE NON-URBAN AREA.

PROJECTS SUPPORTED BY THE COUNCIL HAD TO BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, HE SAID.

IN ADDITION, SUITABLE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT HAD TO BE GIVEN OF THE COUNCIL’S SUPPORT IN ALL PUBLICITY MATERIAL BY THE SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED, AND AUDITED ACCOUNTS OR CERTIFIED STATEMENT OF EXPENSES WOULD BE REQUIRED ON COMPLETION OF THE EVENTS.

MR WEEKS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT $1 MILLION WOULD BE REQUIRED TO SPONSOR OR SUBSIDISE REGIONAL SPORTS ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD QUALIFY FOR THE COUNCIL’S SUPPORT IN THE 1986-87 FINANCIAL YEAR.

AT THE MEETING, THE COMMITTEE ALSO ENDORSED A PROPOSED SCHEME UNDER WHICH STUDENTS AND THE ELDERLY MIGHT PURCHASE TICKETS AT A DISCOUNT FOR PERFORMANCES PRESENTED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT THE CIVIC CENTRES UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT.

MR WEEKS SAID, +ALTHOUGH TICKETS FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE DEPARTMENT’S PRESENTATIONS ARE NORMALLY PRICED AT RELATIVELY LOW LEVEL, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION MARKETABILITY IN THE RESPECTIVE DISTRICT, IT IS FELT THAT THE INTRODUCTION OF A SCHEME OF DISCOUNT TICKETS WOULD PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL INCENTIVE FOR STUDENTS AND THE ELDERLY TO ATTEND CULTURAL PRESENTATIONS.*

THIS WOULD HELP TO CULTIVATE THE INTEREST OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS AND ENRICH THE LIFE OF THE AGED, THUS CONTRIBUTING TO THE EXPANSION OF POTENTIAL AUDIENCES AND USERS OF THE CIVIC CENTRES.

THE SCHEME WOULD PROVIDE FOR A 50 PER CENT DISCOUNT FOR TICKETS IN ANY PRICE CATEGORY FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS UNDER 25 YEARS OF AGE AND PEOPLE AGED 65 YEARS AND ABOVE. A MAXIMUM OF 20 PER CENT OF SEATS IN EACH PRICE ZONE WOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR DISCOUNT TICKETS.

MR WEEKS SAID THAT AS THESE SEATS WOULD NOT BE PRE-FIXED ON THE SEATING PLANS OR RESERVED EXCLUSIVELY FOR STUDENTS AND THE ELDERLY, HOLDERS OF DISCOUNT TICKETS COULD SIT WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES HOLDING ORDINARY TICKETS.

UNDER THE SCHEME, PATRONS MAY PURCHASE DISCOUNT TICKETS ON BEHALF OF THEIR CHILDREN AND ELDERLY RELATIVES, RATHER THAN THESE HAVING TO PURCHASE THEIR TICKETS PERSONALLY.

MR WEEKS SAID THE PROPOSED SCHEME WOULD BE REVIEWED AFTER A TRIAL PERIOD OF FOUR MONTHS, STARTING DECEMBER 1, 1985.

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BRI NG I NG THE VOTING MESSAGE INTO THE HOME

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MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF HAVE BEGUN A SERIES OF DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS TO URGE RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP AS ELECTORS IN THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE.

DURING A RECENT VISIT TO THE SYCAMORE AREA, DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG, SAID PEOPLE SHOULD EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS AND REGISTER SO THAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT BOARD AND URBAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION WILL TAKE PLACE IN MARCH NEXT YEAR AND THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN 1988.

♦ANYONE WHO HAS REACHED OR WILL BE 21 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR AND WHO HAS BEEN LIVING IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS CAN REGISTER AS A VOTER,+ SHE SAID.

MRS FUNG STRESSED THAT THEY SHOULD EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS AS CITIZENS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

SHE ALSO REMINDED REGISTERED VOTERS WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR ADDRESSES OR PERSONAL PARTICULARS TO NOTIFY THE REGISTRATION OFFICE.

TEMPORARY STAFF HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED TO VISIT HOMES DURING THE REGISTRATION PERIOD TO HELP PEOPLE FILL IN FORMS.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED IN MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE AND TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE.

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DB MEMBERS LOOK INTO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS * * *

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TOURED THE HO MAN TIN NORTH CONSTITUENCY TODAY (TUESDAY) TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE AREA’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND TO INSPECT THE BOARD’S IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR GORDON JONES, THEY FIRST WENT TO THE ROOF OF HO MAN TIN ESTATE FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW CF THE AREA.

THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO HO MAN TIN HILL ROAD TO SEE THE SITE CF A $100 000 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT WHICH WOULD BE BUILT SOON WITH FUNDS FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD. THE IMPROVEMENT WORKS INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CONCRETE STAIRCASE WITH GUARDRAILS AND THE PROVISION OF STREET LIGHTS.

MEMBERS ALSO VISITED PUI CHING ROAD, YAU MOON STREET, SOARES AVENUE AND PEACE AVENUE TO STUDY VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS THERE.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1985

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BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE SURVEY RESULT OUi * * M M M

A STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED +1983 SURVEY OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE SECTORS* WITH COMPREHENSIVE Tr^ieTi„o STATISTICAL TABLES ON THE STRUCTURAL AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SECTOR? REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT? ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PROJECT ENGINEERING SERVICES? AND THE REAL ESTATE LEASING, BROKERAGE AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES SECTOR HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE INFORMATION, RELATING TO THE YEAR 1983, WAS COLLECTED FROM ESTABLISHMENTS IN THESE SECTORS IN A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FROM APRIL 1984 TO EARLY 1985.

THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS SUMMARY TABLES ON PAST DATA TO SHOW THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE SECTORS IN RECENT YEARS. BESIDES BEING USED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR POLICY MAKING, THE STATISTICS ARE USED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR DECISION MAKING, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND MARKET RESEARCH.

THE REPORT AT $11 PER COPY IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE OR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING.

ENQUIRIES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TELEPHONE NUMBER 3-7213846.

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MACHINE SHOP, METAL WORKING INDUSTRY GROWTH EXPECTED

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THE MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY IS EXPECTED TO GROW IN SIZE AND SOPHISTICATION AND AT A STEADY PACE IN COMING YEARS, ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGS OF A 1984 MANPOWER SURVEY.

THE REPORT, BY THE MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, REVEALED THAT THE INDUSTRY WOULD CONTINUE TO PRODUCE MORE SOPHISTICATED AND HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS. IT WOULD ALSO ACHIEVE HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY AND MAINTAIN COMPETITIVENESS BY USING MODERN PRODUCTION PROCESSES AND ADVANCED MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT OVER THE NEXT SIX YEARS, THE INDUSTRY WOULD REQUIRE 65 TO 75 MORE TECHNOLOGISTS, 340 TO 375 MORE TECHNICIANS AND 2 900 TO 3 230 MORE CRAFTSMEN ANNUALLY.

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ALSO MENTIONED IN THE REPORT IS THE EXPANSION OF THE PL ,S h . AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, DR HENRY YU, SAID THAT THERE WAS NO DOUBT THAT THE EXPANSION WOULD CREATE AN ADDITIONAL DEMAND ?;R SKILLED MANPOWER IN THE MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY, AS MOST PLASTIC AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS HAD SIGNIFICANT METALLIC CONTENTS.

DR YU URGED EMPLOYERS TO UP-GRADE THE QUALITY OF WORKERS TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF INCREASING MECHANISATION AND MORE COMPLEX PRODUCTION PROCESSES IN THE MANUFACTURE OF MORE TECHNOLOGICALLY DEMANDING PRODUCTS.

THE MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OPERATES TWO TRAINING CENTRES AT KOWLOON BAY AND KWAI CHUNG WHICH PROVIDED BASIC PRACTICAL TRAINING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE REPORT, IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, IS ON SALE AT 117 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE.

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ROOF STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED * * *

ILLEGAL THE FIRST OF THE

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING THE CLOSURE OF STRUCTURES ON THE FLAT ROOF ADJOINING FLAT A AND B ON FLOOR, 84 KWONG FUK ROAD, TAI PO, TO ENABLE DEMOLITION STRUCTURES WITHOUT A DANGER TO PEOPLE.

THE CLOSURE IS PART OF THE EXERCISE TO ENFORCE THE ORDER ISSUED UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE IN MARCH, 1985 REQUIRING THE DEMOLITION OF THESE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDER FROM THE FANLING DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 AM ON OCTOBER 16, 1985 WAS POSTED ON THE STRUCTURES TODAY (TUESDAY).

DEMOLITION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CLOSURE ORDERS ARE MADE.

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MORE LAND TO BE RECLAIMED IN TUEN MUN * * * *

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING FOR THE RECLAMATION OF TWO SITES IN TUEN MUN.

THE FIRST, INVOLVING AN AREA OF 14.5 HECTARES TO BE RECL■ ' ■■ FROM THE SEA SOUTH OF TUEN MUN FERRY PIER, IS FOR CARGO HANDLt AND INDUSTRIAL USE.

AS PART OF THIS RECLAMATION, A 750-METRE SEAWALL AND A "50-METRE RIVER TRAINING WALL WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED.

THE SECOND RECLAMATION SITE, TO THE SOUTH OF ON TING ESTATE, WILL PROVIDE LAND FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TURNING LOOP FOR THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

FILL MATERIAL WILL BE EXTRACTED FROM TAN KWAI TSUEN AND THE BORROW AREA NEAR THE EXISTING CONTROLLED TIP AT PILLAR POINT.

TO FACILITATE THE TRANSPORTATION OF FILL. A TEMPORARY ACCESS ROAD AND A BRIDGE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO CONNECT CASTLE PEAK ROAD WITH TAN KWAI TSUEN.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN 30 MONTHS’ TIME.

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LOOK-AND-LEARN TOUR OF USD TRAINING SCHOOL

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THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, VISITED THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TRAINING SCHOOL THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING AND TOURED ITS VARIOUS TRAINING FACILITIES.

HE WAS GREETED ON ARRIVAL BY THE PRINCIPAL OF THE TRAINING SCHOOL, MR ALBERT WONG, AND BRIEFED ON THE SETUP AND TRAINING PROGRAMME OF THE SCHOOL WHICH ARE OFFERED TO STAFF OF THE URBAN SERVICES AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.

MR HAMMOND FIRST TOURED THE SCHOOL’S HEADQUARTERS AT 01 KWAN COURT WHICH HOUSES THE CULTURAL SERVICES AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE TRAINING UNITS BEFORE PROCEEDING NEXT DOOR TO THE MANAGEMENT TRAINING UNIT IN GUARDIAN HOUSE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE SCHOOL'S PRINCIPAL, MR HAMMOND THEN

VISITED THE HAWKERS AND MARKETS STAFF TRAINING SUB-UNIT AT ABERDEEN AND THE RECREATION, SPORTS AND AMENITIES TRAINING UNIT AT KOWLOON PARK.

HE WAS TOLD THAT SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIFIED TRAINING SCHOOL IN LATE 1982, A TOTAL OF 15 000 STAFF, INCLUDING HEALTH INSPECTORS, RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICERS, AMENITIES OFFICERS AND GENERAL DUTIES TEAM MEMBERS HAVE BEEN TRAINED.,

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS FOR AUCTION * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) AT 10 AM IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

TH|RTY-fIVE SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE OFFERED FOR BIDDING THEY AREi

DF398 DF812 3871 DF866 DG2028

DE6663 AL171 DF928 DG168 DD7117

DF501 AR902 DF2138 DC9 DG981

DC33 CK2 DF1698 DF7778 3182

DE8662 DF712 3133 DG635 AL3386

BP6199 AY6918 DG103 DG992 DD2992

DE8828 DF322 DF701 DD8822 DF2928

PAYMENT MUST BE IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WOULD BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE NAMES OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF THE AUCTION.

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

THE AUCTION WILL BE THE 99TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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CENTRAL RESTRICTED ZONE * * *

THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF HARCOURT ROAD GROUND LEVEL FROM A POINT ABOUT 52 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH RODNEY STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 32 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE MADE A 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY DAILY FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS STARTING 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE ROAD SECTION.

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TOP BADMINTON PLAYERS FROM REGION MEET HERE M *

SPORT ENTHUSIASTS WILL BE ABLE TO SEE TOP BADMINTON PLAYERS FROM THE REGION TO COMPETE IN THE ASIAN PACIFIC INVITATION BADMINTON TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON SEPTEMBER 28 AND 29.

THE PLAYERS WHO ARE FROM CHINA, AUSTRALIA, THE PHILIPPINES, TAIBEI AND HONG KONG, WILL TAKE PART IN A TOTAL OF 35 MATCHES DURING THE TWO-DAY TOURNAMENT WHICH IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG BADMINTON ASSOCIATION.

THE PROGRAMMES WILL INCLUDE MEN’S SINGLES, MEN’S DOUBLES, LADIES’ SINGLES, LADIES’ DOUBLES AND MIXED DOUBLES.

TWO SESSIONS WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 2 P.M AND 7 P.M. ON SEPTEMBER 28 AND ANOTHER TWO BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 7 P.M. ON THE FOLLOWING DAY.

TICKETS FOR THE FIRST THREE SESSIONS ARE AT $10 (STUDENT), $20 AND $30, AND THAT FOR THE LAST SESSION ARE AT $15 (STUDENT), $30 AND $50.

HALL,

THEY ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE BOX OFFICES OF THE CITY SPACE MUSEUM, HONG KONG COLISEUM AND QUEEN ELIZABETH

STADIUM.

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ANOTHER SITTING-OUT AREA FOR M # # *

CENTRAL

INVITING TENDERS

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS

FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SITTING-OUT AREA ON A 75-SQUARE-METRE

SITE AT UPPER STATION STREET, CENTRAL.

THE FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED INCLUDE ARBOURS, CHESS TABLES SEATS AND PLANTERS.

AN EXISTING PUBLIC TOILET NEAR THE SITE WILL BE DEMOLISHED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE SITTING-OUT AREA.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED BY FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR.

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NO RIGHT TURN HERE * * *

THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM TAI PO ROAD INTO THE HONG LOK YUEN ROUNDABOUT WILL BE BANNED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FROM 6 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR FANLING AND SHEUNG SHU I ARE ADVISED TO TURN LEFT AT THE HONG LOK YUEN ROUNDABOUT.

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A NUMBER OF ROADS IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DESIGNATED URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY STARTING 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

THEY ARE THE SECTION OF RUSSELL STREET BETWEEN LEE GARDEN ROAD AND PERCIVAL STREET AND THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF KAI CHIU ROAD, FROM A POINT OPPOSITE HOUSE NO. 16 TO ITS JUNCTION WITH LEE GARDEN ROAD.

ON THE SAME DAY FROM 10 AM, THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF PERCIVAL STREET BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 83 AND A POINT 25 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE MADE AN URBAN CLEARWAY BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM AND 4 PM AND 7 PM DAILY.

NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE ROAD SECTIONS.

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SOUTHERN TAPS OFF * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF HONG KONG ISLAND WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY HOUSE NOS. 101-129 AND 60-110 REPULSE BAY ROAD, HOUSE NO. 9 SOUTH BAY ROAD, SOUTH BAY CLOSE AND THE WHOLE OF CHUNG HOM KOK AREA.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

RENTON EXPECTED FOR OPENING OF NEW LEGCO..................... 1

ARTS ACADEMY OF HIGHEST STANDARD — GOVERNOR.................. 2

HK REGISTER OF SHIPPING PROPOSALS SUPPORTED.................. 3

TALKS HELD ON EXPORT AUTHORISATION CALLS .................... 5

'WORK BY AMBULANCEMEN NEEDS RECOGNITION' .................... 5

GOOD PROSIESS IN IMPROVING LABORATORY STANDARDS ............. 6

MW ST ER VISITS VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES ................. 7

UK MINISTER TO MEET PRESS.................................... 7

NEW POLICE TRAINING COURSE TO FOCUS GN FRAUD................. 8

FURTHER DISCUSSIONS ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER................... 10

WARNING ON OVERTIME WORK FOR WOMEN .......................... 11

WONG TAI SIN ILLEGAL STRUCTURES CLEARED ..................... 11

DB BUSY IMPROVING KWUN TONG ENVIRONMENT ..................... 12

TRAFFIC PLAN SET FOR RACE DAYS .............................. 13

TRANSPORT CHANGES FOR CROSS BETTING AT SHA TIN .............. 1$

PUBLIC REMINDED TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITO NUISANCE............... 17

LIGHTING UP FOR FESTIVAL FUN IN MONG KOK..................... 18

NEW POST OFFICE OPENING...................................... 18

YOUTH BAND FESTIVAL IN DECEMBER.............................. 19

OBSERVATORY VISIT ...........................................

SIX N.T. SITES OFFERED FOR RENT .............................

HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT OUT .................................

SHAM SHUT PO RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP ........................ 21

PRAK TRAM SERVICES CURTAILED ................................

TURN MUN WATER CUT........................................... 22

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1985

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RENTON EXPECTED FOR OPEN I NG .OF NEW LEGCO

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY HE HOPED MR TIMOTHY RENTON. MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, WOULD COME TO HONG KONG AT THE END OF OCTOBER FOR THE OPEN I NG .OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

MR RENTON WOULD NOT COME TO HONG KONG FOR THE ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OFFICIATING AT THE HANDOVER CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORM ING. ARTS.

ASKED WHETHER IT WAS FAIR FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO COMPENSATE THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL, SIR EDWARD SAID: +THE SIMPLE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THAT WHEN THESE MEASURES WERE INTRODUCED FOR THE CONTROL OF CONGESTION, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY WAS QUITE SPECIFIC IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHEN HE SPOKE ON THE BUDGET, AND HE .. SAID THAT IF THESE MEASURES RESULTED IN A REDUCTION OF TRAFFIC, THEN IT WAS REASONABLE THAT THERE SHOULD BE EQUITABLE COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF REVENUE.

♦THE DECISION WHICH HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN FOLLOWS DIRECTLY FROM THAT STATEMENT.♦

ASKED IF HE WAS SATISFIED WITH THE RECENT TREND OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS, HE SAID HE THOUGHT THE ELECTIONS WERE GOING VERY WELL AND HE WAS ♦LOOKING FORWARD TO ELECTION DAY+.

ASKED IF HE COULD CONFIRM A PRESS REPORT THAT THE UK WOULD GRANT BRITISH PASSPORTS TO SOME UMELCO MEMBERS, THE GOVERNOR SAIDi +THE GRANTING OF BRITISH PASSPORTS LIES IN THE DISCRETION CF THE HOME SECRETARY, AND UNDER THE NATIONALITY ACT HE HAS TO TAKE INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS AND THAT IS A MATTER FOR THE HOME SECRETARY TO TAKE IN INDIVIDUAL CASES.♦

ASKED WHETHER SOME RETIRING UMELCO MEMBERS HAD APPLIED FOR THESE PASSPORTS, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WOULD NOT COMMENT ON THE INDIVIDUAL AFFAIRS OF UMELCO MEMBERS.

♦I NEVER HAVE DONE AND I DON’T INTEND TO START COMMENTING N0W,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHEN THE PUBLIC COULD SEE THE FORM OF THE BNO PASSPORTS, SIR EDWARD SAID: +THE FORM OF THE BNO PASSPORT HASN’T BEEN FINALLY DECIDED ON. SO IT WILL BE A LITTLE WHILE YET BEFORE YOU KNOW EXACTLY THE FORM.

♦BUT I DON’T THINK YOU’LL FIND IT VERY SURPRISING WHEN IT DOES COME OUT.+

ASKED FOR HIS COMMENT ON A SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN THIS MORNING IN WHICH HE TOOK +A VERY ANT I-PROTECT ION 1ST STAND+. SIR EDWARD SAID HE WOULD NOT COMMENT ON IT UNTIL HE SAW PRESIDENT REAGAN’S COMMENTS.

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ARTS ACADEMY OF HIGHEST STANDARD — GOVERNOR * * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE ASPIRING TO A CAREER IN THE ARTS NOW HAVE -IN THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS - AN INSTITUTION OF THE HIGHEST CALIBRE IN WHICH TO DEVELOP THEIR TALENTS, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

♦THE ACADEMY WILL PROVIDE THE VERY HIGHEST STANDARD OF PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. THIS WILL PROVIDE A FURTHER BOOST TO THE PERFORMING ARTS IN HONG KONG AND WILL ENABLE THE COMMUNITY TO ENJOY AN EVEN HIGHER STANDARD OF ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE IN THE FUTURE,* SIR EDWARD SAID AT THE OPENING OF THE ACADEMY BLOCK OF THE ACADEMY THIS AFTERNOON.

THANKING THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB FOR +HAVING PROVIDED THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WITH A FINE VENUE FOR TRAINING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS+, THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT THERE HAD IN RECENT YEARS BEEN GREAT PROGRESS IN THE PERFORMING ARTS, AND THE COMMUNITY NOW HAD A KEEN INTEREST IN ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT.

CREDIT FOR THIS, HE SAID, HAD TO GO TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN PROMOTION OF THE ARTS — THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, THE DISTRICT ARTS ASSOCIATIONS, THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, AND THE PERFORMING ARTS GROUPS AND PERFORMERS WHO HAD FOSTERED THE COMMUNITY’S AWARENESS AND EXPECTATION OF PERFORMING EXCELLENCE.

WITHOUT THEIR DEDICATION TO HIGH STANDARDS AND ENTHUSIASM, HONG KONG COULD NOT HAVE PROGRESSED SO FAR, HE SAID.

HE EXPRESSED HIS GRATITUDE TO THE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMY COUNCIL, THE PROJECT BOARD AND ALL THOSE WHO HAD BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE +MAGNIFICENT BUILDING*.

♦TOGETHER THEY HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BROUGHT TO LIFE WHAT FOUR YEARS AGO WAS ONLY AN AMBITIOUS PROJECT ON THE DRAWING BOARD,+ THE GOVERNOR SAID.

HE ALSO WISHED BOTH STAFF AND STUDENTS SUCCESS +IN THE EXCITING NEW ADVENTURE ON WHICH THEY NOW EMBARKED*.

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HK REGISTER OF SHIPPING PROPOSALS SUPPORTED *****

THERE HAS BEEN ALMOST UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEPARATE AND AUTONOMOUS HONG KONG REGISTER OF SHIPPING.

Ti'-RE IAS BEEN NO SIGNIFICANT DISAGREEMENT BY A CROSS-SECTION OF T L SHIPPING INDUSTRY AND INTERESTED BODIES ON MAJOR ISSUES SET OUT IN 1 = CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT PUBLISHED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT EARLIER THIS YEAR.

ALL THE COMMENTS RECEIVED WOULD BE CONSOLIDATED, WEIGHED AND EXAMINED CRITICALLY AND SYMPATHETICALLY AND FURTHER CONSULTATION WITH ORGANISATIONS MIGHT BE NECESSARY, THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR GERRY HIGGINSON. TOLD THE INSTITUTE OF SEATRANSPORT DURING A LUNCHEON TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+THE JOINT DECLARATION ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG PROVIDES SPECIFICALLY THAT AFTER 1997, THE NEW HONG KONG SPECIAL ADM IN ISTRA IVE REGION SHALL BE AUTHORISED BY THE CENTRAL PEOPLE’S GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN A SHIPPING REGI.; . . ISSUE RELATED CERTIFICATES UNDER ITS OWN

LEGISLATION in THE NAME OF ’HONG KONG, CHINA’+, MR HIGGINSON SAID.

+ACCORDINGLY, TO GIVE CONFIDENCE TO THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY AND ” ' ■|'?E A SMOOTH TRANSITION IN 1997, THE GOVERNMENT HAS

PROPOSE’'' ESTABLISHMENT OF A SEPARATE AND AUTONOMOUS HONG KONG REGISTER AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, AND CERTAINLY WELL BEFORE 1997,-: HE »DDED.

THE NEW REGISTER WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR HONG KONG, HE STRESSED, AND IT WAS THUS IMPERATIVE THAT IT SHOULD BE A SUCCESS AND THE RIGHT FRAMEWORK SHOULD BE OBTAINED AT THE START.

REFERRING TO THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT AS A SPECIALISED ’GREEN PAPER’, HE SAID THAT IT ALSO CALLED FOR SUGGESTIONS ON THE SETTING UP OF A SHIPPING ADVISORY BOARD TO ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON BROAD POLICY FOR THE PROPER DEVELOPMENT AND GOOD MANAGEMENT OF THE HONG KONG SHIPPING INDUSTRY, INCLUDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PROPOSED REGISTER.

HE SAID THAT THERE HAD BEEN AGREEMENT FROM ALL SIDES THAT SOME SUCH BODY WAS ESSENTIAL. THE PROBLEM WAS THAT VIRTUALLY EVERY ORGANISATION COULD - AND HAD - ARGUED A CASE FOR ITS OWN REPRESENTATION ON THE BOARD.

IN THE LIGHT OF COMMENTS RECEIVED, THE GOVERNMENT HAD TASKED ITSELF TO CONSIDER FURTHER THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE ADMINISTRATION, AND IN PARTICULAR THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE MARINE DEPARTMENT.

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ON THE OTHER HAND, RESPONDENTS, ESPECIALLY SHIPOWNERS, WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE OPERATION AND THE FINANCING OF THE REGISTER.

MR HIGGINSON EXPLAINED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD YET TO COME TO A FINAL VIEW ON THESE TWO POINTS BUT THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES SET OUT IN THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT SHOULD REMAIN.

THESE WERE, FIRST, THE EXERCISE OF LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY PROPERLY TO REGULATE THE OPERATION AND STANDARDS OF REGISTERED VESSELS. THESE RESPONSIBILITIES MUST BE VESTED IN THE GOVERNMENT, OR IN A STATUTORY AUTHORITY.

AND SECOND, WITH REGARD TO FINANCE, THE FULL COST OF THE OPERATION OF THE REGISTER MUST BE MET BY THE USERS. THERE SHOULD BE NO SUBSIDY FROM PUBLIC FUNDS, HE ADDED.

IN THE LIGHT OF ASSESSMENT, MR HIGGINSON REVEALED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD REVISE, REFINE AND FURTHER DEVELOP ITS THOUGHTS AS APPROPIATE ON THE VARIOUS AREAS, ESPECIALLY ON NATIONALITY LINK- STANDARDS OF SAFETY, EQUIPMENT, MANNING AND QUALIFICATIONS-OPERATION OF THE REGISTER- AND LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK WITHIN WHICH THE REGISTER WOULD OPERATE.

WITH REGARD TO THE LAST ITEM, GIVEN THAT SO MANY EXISTING STANDARDS WERE NOW PRESENT IN BRITISH LEGISLATION, IT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO LOCALISE A VAST AREA OF IMPERIAL LEGISLATION, HE CONTINUED.

THIS LENGTHY PROCESS HAD STARTED, MR HIGGINSON SAID, AND THE GOVERNMENT HAD DRAWN UP A WORK TIMETABLE WHICH, ACCORDING TO EVEN THE MOST CONSERVATIVE ESTIMATE, SPANNED SOME FIVE YEARS.

HE ASSURED THAT AN AUTONOMOUS SHIPPING REGISTER HAD IMPLICATIONS FOR HONG KONG WIDER THAN THOSE SIMPLY RELATED TO SHIPPING AS THE INSTITUTE OF SEATRANSPORT WOULD APPRECIATE.

FOR EXAMPLE, A SEPARATE, AUTONOMOUS AND INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED SHIPPING REGISTER WHICH COULD SPAN THE TRANSITION THROUGH 1997 AND WELL BEYOND WOULD PROVIDE CONFIDENCE AND CONTINUITY TO THE HONG KONG SHIPPING COMMUNITY.

ADDITIONALLY, A SUCCESSFUL HONG KONG REGISTER SHOULD ENCOURAGE ’REPATRIATION’ OF AT LEAST SOME HONG KONG BENEFICIALLY-OWNED TONNAGE. HONG KONG SHIPOWNERS OWNED SOME 35 MILLION GROSS REGISTERED TONNAGE.

’REPATRIATION’ OF EVEN A SMALL PERCENTAGE WOULD BE A SIGNIFICANT BOOST TO THE REGISTER AND WOULD GIVE HONG KONG A LARGER VOICE IN THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ARENA THAN AT PRESENT, MR HIGGINSON SAID.

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TALKS HELD ON EXPORT AUTHORISATION CALLS

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A THIRD ROUND OF CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN THE TRADE DEPARTMENT AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES TOOK PLACE IN HONG KONG TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ON TWO EXPORT AUTHORISATION CALLS.

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION WAS LED BY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR ROBERT FOOTMAN.

THE CALLS, MADE BY THE U.S., CONCERN CATEGORY 637 - MAN-MADE FIBRE PLAY SUITS, SUN SUITS. WASH SUITS, AND SO ON, AND CATEGORY 440 - WOOL SHIRTS AND BLOUSES NON-KNIT.

AFTER DISCUSSION AT THE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, NO AGREEMENT WAS REACHED ON CATEGORY 637 AND HONG KONG ASKED THE UNITED STATES TO WITHDRAW THE CALL.

HOWEVER, THE U.S. THEN EXERCISED ITS RIGHT UNDER THE HONG KONG - U.S. BILATERAL TEXTILE AGREEMENT TO IMPOSE A LIMIT OF 142 007 DOZEN ON HONG KONG EXPORTS IN THE CATEGORY IN 1985.

IN AGREEING TO HONOUR THIS LIMIT. THE HONG KONG DELEGATION RESERVED ITS RIGHTS UNDER THE AGREEMENT AND UNDER THE MULTIFIBRE ARRANGEMENT.

NO CONCLUSION WAS REACHED WITH REGARD TO CATEGORY 440 AND FURTHER CONSULTATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE SHORTLY.

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MOST OF THE WORK BY THE AMBULANCE SERVICE OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS GONE UNNOTICED AND WITHOUT THE RECOGNITION OF THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE, THE CHIEF AMBULANCE OFFICER, MR H. KENYON, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+THE PUBLIC DOES NOT APPRECIATE THE TRYING AND OFTEN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS IN WHICH THE SERVICE IS REQUIRED TO OPERATE,* HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE PRESENTATION OF COLONIAL FIRE BRIGADE LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDALS TO 92 MEMBERS OF THE AMBULANCE COMMAND, MR KENYON SAID THEY HAD SERVED BETWEEN 18 YEARS AND 25 YEARS IN THE DEPARTMENT.

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DURING THEIR LONG SERVICE THEY HAD ATTENDED THOUSANDS OF CALLS BY PEOPLE WHO WERE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR ILL OR SUFFERING OTHER FORMS OF DISTRESS.

♦DURING CIRCUMSTANCES OF DISTRESS, PAIN OR ANXIETY PEOPLE WILL OCCASIONALLY CRITICISE THE SERVICE WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED TO ASSIST THEM WITHOUT APPRECIATING THE PROBLEMS WHICH ARE ENCOUNTERED BY AMBULANCE CREWS TRYING TO RESPOND AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.*

MR KENYON SAID DURING AN EXTREMELY TRYING PERIOD THE SERVICE HAS RESPONDED MAGNIFICENTLY TO DEAL WITH ADDITIONAL DEMANDS MADE ON IT. FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER, THE AMBULANCE COMMAND HAD DEALT WITH ABOUT 167 OOO CALLS.

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DR STUART REED, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PRAISED THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFICATION LABORATORIES FOR ITS EFFORTS IN IMPROVING LABORATORY STANDARDS AND THE RELIABILITY OF ANALYSIS.

HE WAS ADDRESSING THE ASSOCIATION’S FIFTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING THIS AFTERNOON.

DR REED, ADVISER TO THE ASSOCIATION, SAID HE HOPED THAT WHEN GOVERNMENT’S POLLUTION CONTROL MEASURES, WHICH WERE UNDER PLANNING CAME INTO EFFECT, THERE WOULD BE A SOUND LABORATORY TESTING INDUSTRY CAPABLE OF HANDLING THE ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES OF LIQUID AND GAS EFFLUENTS CONTAINING POLLUTANTS AND THE VARIOUS TOXIC WASTES THAT NEEDED IDENTIFYING ACCURATELY SO THAT THESE WASTES MIGHT BE DISPOSED OF SAFELY.

HE SAID THAT THROUGH THE ASSOCIATION’S EFFORTS, AND AS A RESULT OF THE RECENT INTRODUCTION OF THE HONG KONG LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME, REAL PROGRESS HAD BEEN MADE TOWARDS ENSURING THAT THIS ESSENTIAL SERVICE WOULD BE AVAILABLE.

DESPITE MANY DIFFICULTIES, HE WAS HOPEFUL THAT GOVERNMENT WOULD BE ABLE TO REPORT GOOD PROGRESS WITH THE VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MEASURES THAT WOULD REQUIRE THIS SORT OF SERVICE.

DR REED SAID THAT THE INTRODUCTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW REGULATIONS IN THE PIPELINE WOULD GIVE RISE TO THE NEED FOR ACCURATE AND RELIABLE ANALYSIS OF POLLUTING EFFLUENTS SO THAT INDUSTRY AND OTHERS COULD ENSURE THAT THEY KEPT WITHIN THE LIMITS ON POLLUTING COMMISSIONS SET UNDER THESE CONTROLS.

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MINISTER VISITS VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES

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THE UK MINISTER OF STATE FOR INDUSTRY, MR PETER MORRISON, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT HE WAS IMPRESSED BY THE FACILITIES AND TRAINING METHODS HE HAD SEEN AT THE KWAI CHUNG TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX.

MR MORRISON HAD VISITED FOUR INDUSTRIAL TRAINING CENTRES OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL FOR THE WELDING, TEXTILES, ELECTRICAL AND AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRIES.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE VTC CHAIRMAN, DR FRANCIS TIEN, AND THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MR MORRIS MORGAN.

MR MORRISON IS SPENDING FOUR DAYS HERE AT THE INVITATION OF THE COUNCIL.

HE WILL BE PRESENT AT THE OPENING ON FRIDAY OF THE VTC’S KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX.

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UK MINISTER TO MEET PRESS * * *

THE BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE FOR INDUSTRY, MR PETER MORRISON, WHO WILL BE LEAVING FOR LONDON ON BA20 ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20) AFTER A FOUR-DAY VISIT, WILL BE GIVING A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT KAI TAK AIRPORT AT 9.30 PM.

ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL, DR FRANCIS TIEN, AND THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR CHRISTIAN ADAMS.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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NEW POLICE TRAINING COURSE TO FOCUS ON FRAUD * * * *

FRAUD - THE BLOODLESS CRIME WHICH CAUSES HEARTACHE AND RUIN ACROSS THE ENTIRE HONG KONG SCENE - IS BEING GIVEN CLOSE SCRUTINY IN INTRODUCED BY COMMERCIAL CRIME BUREAU.

A NEW TRAINING COURSE

FOR THREE MONTHS IN A LECTURE ROOM AT FORCE TRAINING WING INSPECTORATE OFFICERS ARE BEING INSTRUCTED IN THE COMPLEX AND FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS OF CRIMINAL FINANCIAL MANIPULATION.

THE COURSE DEALS WITH CASE REPORTS. COMPUTER CRIME, ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING AND METHODS OF BANKING MANAGEMENT.

LECTURES ARE BEING GIVEN BOTH BY COMMERCIAL CRIME BUREAU OFFICERS AND BANKING AND COMMERCIAL SPECIALISTS FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

MR RUSS MASON, ACTING CHIEF STAFF OFFICER, CRIME, IN CCB, EXPLAINED! ’’TRAINING IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF OUR WORK BUT WITH THE INCREASE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BUSINESS CONCERNS IN HONG KONG AND RECENT EVENTS LIKE THE COLLAPSE OF SOME FINANCE HOUSES AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES THE NEED FOR MORE SPECIALIST TRAINING FOR CCB OFFICERS AND SELECTED OFFICERS IN THE REGIONS HAS BECOME ESSENTIAL.

’’HONG KONG’S EXPANSION AS AN INTERNATIONAL BANKING CENTRE WITH VERY ACTIVE STOCK EXCHANGES AND COMMODITY TRADING HAS BEEN ACCOMPANIED BY AN INCREASE IN MAJOR FRAUDS, OFTEN WITH INTERNATIONAL RAMIFICATIONS.

’’THE GOVERNMENT HAS REALISED THE NEED FOR EFFECTIVE POSITIVE ACTION TO BE TAKEN TO DEAL WITH PROBLEMS RELATED TO FRAUD.

’’THE POLICE IS THE MAJOR ENFORCEMENT ARM OF THE GOVERNMENT IN DEALING WITH COMMERCIAL FRAUDS AND MOVES HAVE BEEN MADE IN RECENT YEARS TO MAKE THE NECESSARY INCREASES IN OUR ESTABLISHMENT TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM.”

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DISCIPLINED STAFF IN THE CCB HAS RISEN FROM 97 IN 1980 TO ITS CURRENT STRENGTH OF 230. THERE HAVE BEEN PROPORTIONAL INCREASES IN CIVILIAN STAFF.

MR MASON SAID THE NEW COURSE WAS THE FIRST IN-HOUSE COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME TO BE INTRODUCED FOR INSPECTORATE OFFICERS IN CCB, AND SELECTED OFFICERS IN THE REGIONS AND CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE BUREAU.

THE COURSE WAS PUTTING EMPHASIS ON THE INVESTIGATION OF COMPLEX FRAUD CASES AND WOULD ALSO GIVE INSPECTORS GROUNDING ON BANKING, ACCOUNTANCY AND COMPUTERS, COUNTERFEITING AND FORGERY.

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DISCUSSIONS WERE BEING INCLUDED ON METHODS OF INVESTIGATIONS AND DIFFICULTIES EXPERIENCED IN CERTAIN LINES OF ENQUIRIES.

OFFICERS WERE ALSO BEING INSTRUCTED ON THE PLANNING OF A MAJOR FRAUD ENQUIRY, THE SEIZURE OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE AND COMPUTER CRIME.

’’THERE IS SOME CONCERN OVER COMPUTER FRAUD,” SAID MR MASON, ’’BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE PROBLEM.”

COURSE CO-ORDINATOR DETECTIVE INSPECTOR MIKE RAWLINSON SAIDi ’’WE PLAN TO HOLD DISCUSSIONS ON REAL CASES AND THEIR PARTICULAR PROBLEMS AND PITFALLS WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IN ACTUAL INVESTIGATIONS.

’’THIS INCLUDES SCENE OF CRIME PROBLEMS. FOR EXAMPLE IN A COMMERCIAL CRIME CASE DOCUMENTS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN FINGERPRINTS. OFFICERS MUST KNOW HOW TO RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE.

’’ONE CASE INVESTIGATED BY THE BUREAU HAD 300 000 EXHIBITS OF WHICH 1 800 WENT TO COURT. THAT WAS A FILING SYSTEM IN ITSELF.

’’INVESTIGATIONS OF COMMERCIAL CRIME IS TIME CONSUMING AND DETAILED. A CASE CAN TAKE YEARS TO SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDE.

’’YOU COULD DESCRIBE COMMERCIAL CRIME AS BLOODLESS CRIME, BUT IT NEVERTHELESS CAUSES CONSIDERABLE ’’INTERNAL BLEEDING” RESULTING IN HEARTACHE AND RUIN.”

CCB COMPUTER SPECIALIST SENIOR INSPECTOR NIGEL PATTERSON-FALKNER IS INSTRUCTING ON PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTER FRAUD AND THE VULNERABILITY OF COMPANIES TO FRAUD BY COMPUTER.

COMPUTER TRAINING IS INVOLVING OFFICERS ON HOW TO OPERATE COMPUTERS.

SAID MR PATTERSON-FALKNER 1 ”WE ARE GIVING OFFICERS A START ON THE USE OF COMPUTERS. MANY PEOPLE TEND TO SHY AWAY FROM THEM BUT A LOT OF IT IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND BY THE LAYMAN AND QUITE SIMPLE TO USE.” - .

ANOTHER COURSE INSTRUCTOR, INSPECTOR MALCOLM MACKAY, SAID* ”1 *1 SEEKING TO SHOW HOW A FRAUD DOES NOT HAVE TO INVOLVE A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY TO MAKE IT DIFFICULT. THIS INCLUDES INSTRUCTION ON INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AND THE STUDY OF LETTER OF CREDIT FRAUDS AND MULTI-COMPANY FRAUDS.”

MR MACKAY DREW A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE IN CID AND CCB.

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” IN ORDER TO INVESTIGATE A COMMERCIAL CRIME ONE MUST WORK WITHOUT THE AWARENESS OF THE SUSPECTS. IN CID YOU FOLLOW LEADS TO FIND OUT WHO DID SOMETHING; IN CCB YOU KNOW WHO DID IT BUT HAVE TO FIND OUT HOW HE DID IT.”

MR BRIAN WEBSTER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CRIME, SAIDi "TRAINING OF OFFICERS IN THE FORCE IS NATURALLY A VERY IMPORTANT FACTOR IN PERFORMANCE. IN THE COMMERCIAL CRIME BUREAU TRAINING OF AN INTERNAL NATURE HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR SOME TIME.

"OVER THE YEARS MR MALCOLM FARNHAM. CSO/CCB, HAS CONSTANTLY IMPROVED ON THE TRAINING AND HAS HONED IT TO A POINT WHERE I CONSIDER IT IS NOW AS COMPREHENSIVE AS NEED BE AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME.

"THE COURSE CONTENT COVERS THE EXTENSIVE RANGE OF SKILLS MOST IECESSARY TODAY TO THE INVESTIGATOR OF FRAUD AND I AM OF THE VIEW THIS WILL KEEP THE COMMERCIAL CRIME BUREAU VERY MUCH TO THE FOK-FRONT_IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THIS TYPE OF CRIME."

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FURTHER DISCUSSIONS ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER X * X M

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL MEET TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, MR LAM YEW-GUAN, WILL INTRODUCE THE PAPER AND LISTEN TO MEMBERS’ VIEWS ON THE DOCUMENT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND THE EXISTING POLICY ON GOVERNMENT-BOUGHT PLACES FROM PRIVATE SCHOOLS.

THE MEETING WILL ALSO DISCUSS A MEMBER’S PROPOSAL TO SET UP A SERVICE CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY AND A NURSERY IN TO KWA WAN NORTH, AS WELL AS A SUGGESTION TO FULLY UTILISE DISTRICT NOTICE BOARDS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE REVISED DISTRICT BOARD STANDING ORDERS, AND THE REVIEW OF KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD BUDGET 1985-86.

NOTE TO ED ITORSs

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD.

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WARNING ON OVERTIME WORK FOR WOMEN M * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WARNED FACTORY PROPRIETORS THAT IT WAS AN OFFENCE IN LAW TO EMPLOY WOMEN WORKERS TO WORK OVERTIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

THE WARNING FOLLOWED A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH THE OWNER OF AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY IN KWUN TONG WAS FINED A MAXIMUM $5 000 FOR EMPLOYING 14 WOMEN WORKERS IN OVERTIME WORK.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID UNDER THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS, AN EMPLOYER WHO INTENDED TO EMPLOY WOMEN WORKERS FOR OVERTIME WORK MUST POST AN OVERTIME NOTICE IN THE WORKPLACE BEFORE SUCH EMPLOYMENT BEGAN.

THE EMPLOYER MUST ALSO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR BEFOREHAND IF THE OVERTIME WORK WAS FOR WOMEN WORKERS WHOSE NORMAL DAILY WORKING HOURS WERE EIGHT HOURS.

UNDER THE REGULATIONS, NO EMPLOYER SHOULD EMPLOY ANY YOUNG PERSON IN OVERTIME IN AN INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKING, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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WONG TAI SIN ILLEGAL STRUCTURES CLEARED * * *

TWELVE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ALONG THE PUBLIC PASSAGEWAY ON THE WEST SIDE OF NGA TSIN WAI VILLAGE, SAN PO KONG, WERE DEMOLISHED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN AN ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCE OPERATION.

THE STRUCTURES COMPRISED THREE SHOP STALLS, ONE CANOPY EXTENSION, A NUMBER OF FRONTYARD EXTENSIONS USED MAINLY FOR STORAGE AND PLANTING PURPOSES, AND A STRUCTURE USED FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES.

ABOUT S30 000 IN EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS HAVE BEEN PAID TO THE THREE COMMERCIAL OPERATORS. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT COMPENSATION HAD BEEN MADE IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT UNDER A NEW ARRANGEMENT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CLEARANCES WHICH WAS INTRODUCED IN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENT, CLEAREES OF STRUCTURES USED FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES ARE REHOUSED IN THE SHEUNG SHU I TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

TODAY’S OPERATION WAS INITIATED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO PROVIDE AN UNOBSTRUCTED AND SAFER ACCESS TO NGA TSIN WAI VILLAGE.

THE WORK WAS CARRIED OUT IN CO-ORDINATION WITH THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, THE POLICE, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

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THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BUSY IMPROVING THE SAFETY AND QUALITY OF THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT IN THE MONTHS TO COME.

FIVE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, COSTING MORE THAN $200 000, WILL SOON BE IMPLEMENTED IN THREE SQUATTER VILLAGES, A TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA AND A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE.

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE, MR LAM LEUNG-KI, SAIDi +THE MAIN ACCESS TO YAU TONG SHAN VILLAGE IS A NARROW FOOTPATH NEXT TO AN OPEN NULLAH. AND AS CHILDREN OR ELDERLY PEOPLE COULD EASILY FALL INTO IT ESPECIALLY IN WET WEATHER, WE HAVE PROVIDED FUNDS TO CONSTRUCT A CHAIN LINK FENCE ALONG ONE SIDE OF THE FOOTPATH.+

IN MA WAN VILLAGE, THE COMMITTEE WILL PROVIDE FUNDS TO THE LEI YUE MUN RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION TO REPAIR DILAPIDATED FOOTPATHS.

THE WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY LOCAL RESIDENTS AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

+WE WILL ALSO SET UP AN OFFICE — A MUCH-NEEDED COMMUNITY FACILITY — FOR THE ON LOK VILLAGE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE,* MR LAM CONTINUED.

HE HOPED THE OFFICE WOULD PROVIDE A CONVENIENT VENUE FOR THE MAC TO HOLD ACTIVITIES AND FOR THE 2 000 RESIDENTS TO SOCIALISE.

AT THE PING SHEK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA, MR LAM SAID A PAVILION WOULD BE BUILT AT THE MID-LEVEL OF A STAIRWAY LEADING TO THE THA TO SERVE AS A RESTING AREA FOR MORNING WALKERS AS WELL AS LOCAL RESIDENTS.

+GUARDRAILS WILL ALSO BE PUT UP ALONG THE STAIRWAY TO IMPROVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY,* HE ADDED.

THE PROJECT WAS PROPOSED BY THE PING SHEK-KAI YIP AREA COMMITTEE DURING THE CONSULTATION EXERCISE ON MINOR BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS BY THE PREVIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE.

IN ADDITION, THE AMENITY SPOT PROJECT NEXT TO THE SAU MAU PING BUS TERMINUS, WHICH ORIGINATED FROM A PROPOSAL OF THE LOCAL AREA COMMITTEE, WILL SOON ENTER ITS FINAL PHASE OF CONSTRUCTION.

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TRAFFIC PLAN SET FOR RACE DAYS

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SPECIFIC TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN FORCE IN HAPPY VALLEY ON RACE DAYS THROUGHOUT THE 1985-86 RACING SEASON, WITH EFFECT FROM SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

THE ARRANGEMENTS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, WILL BE IMPLEMENTED UNTIL CROWDS HAVE DISPERSED AFTER THE RACE MEETINGS.

REROUTING AND ROAD CLOSURES

THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL COME INTO EFFECT TWO HOUR. BEFOF1

THE START OF THE FIRST RACEi

* MORRISON HILL ROAD BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND, AND THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN WAN CHAI ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES. ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES ENTERING FROM WAN CHAI ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO HENNESSY ROAD VIA TIN LOK LANE.

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* LEIGHTON ROAD BETWEEN MORRISON HILL ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

* BROADWOOD ROAD BETWEEN WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND LINK ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

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SHAN KWONG ROAD BETWEEN KING KWONG STREET AND VILLAGE ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

VILLAGE ROAD BETWEEN SHAN KWONG ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND. ON COMPLETION OF THE LAST RACE, ALL TRAFFIC ON VILLAGE ROAD WILL BE HELD SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND WILL BE RELEASED WHEN THE MAJORITY OF PUNTERS LEAVING THE RACE COURSE HAVE CLEARED WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

* WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN VILLAGE ROAD AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND. IN ADDITION, THE UP-RAMP ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD OUTSIDE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB (RHKJC) LEADING TO ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL BE CLOSED AND TRAFFIC HEADING FOR ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE CANAL ROAD FLYOVER. ONE HOUR BEFORE THE FINAL RACE, THE DOWN-RAMP FROM ABERDEEN TUNNEL LEADING TO WONG NAI cflUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES. FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE LAST RACE, WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN SING WOO ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. ON COMPLETION OF THE LAST RACE AND AFTER THE MAJORITY OF PUNTERS HAVE CLEARED THE RACE COURSE, WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE REOPENED AND REVERTED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

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X SPORTS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT THOSE REQUIRING ACCESS TO THE RHKJC CLUBHOUSE. THE ROYAL HC KONG DEFENCE FORCE AND HONG KONG FOOTBALL CLUB. SUCH VEHICLES WILL ENTER SPORTS ROAD FROM THE WEST END. OIC HOUR BEFORE THE FINAL RACE, TRAFFIC FLOW ON SPORTS ROAD WILL BE REVERSED AND THE WHOLE ROAD WILL REMAIN CLOSED ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES.

X Ol KWAN ROAD, EXCEPT ITS SECTION BETWEEN WING CHEUNG STP: AND TANG SHIU KIN HOSPITAL, WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY ANT I-CLOCKWISE.

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(I) TRAFFIC FROM CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL HEADING FOR QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL USE THE DOWN-RAMP LEADING TO MOR? O’HILL ROAD AND TURN RIGHT AT THE JUNCTION OF MORRISON HILL ROAD WITH QUEEN’S ROAD EAST.

(II) TRAFFIC HEADING FOR THE JOCKEY CLUB SHOULD USE T 2 CANAL ROAD EAST RAMP, TURN LEFT INTO LEIGHTON ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

(Ill) TRAFFIC FROM QUEEN’S ROAD EAST OR WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD HEADING FOR CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL. CENTRAL AND NORTH POINT WILL USE THE UP-RAMP AT THE JUNCTION OF QUEEI; . ROAD EAST WITH MORRISON HILL ROAD.

(IV) TRAFFIC FROM QUEEN’S ROAD EAST HEADING FOR WAN CHAI AND HAPPY VALLEY WILL TURN LEFT INTO MORRISON HILL ROAD.

(V) TRAFFIC FROM ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL BE PERMITTED TO USE THE DOWN-RAMP INTO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD UNTIL ONE HOUR BEFORE THE LAST RACE, BUT WILL BE RESTRICTED TO TURNING LEFT INTO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST. HOWEVER, FRANCHISED BUSES AND GREEN MINIBUSES ARE NOT UNDER THE RESTRICTION.

(VI) THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE LAST RACE, THE SOUTHBOUND DOWN RAMP TO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC UNLESS AUTHORISED BY THE POLICE. SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC FOR QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE DIVERTED VIA THE FIRST DOWN-RAMP TO CANAL ROAD EAST AND THEN VIA LEIGHTON ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD TO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST.

X BLUE POOL ROAD NORTHBOUND BETWEEN VENTRIS ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

X LEFT TURN MOVEMENTS FROM VENTRIS ROAD INTO BROADWOOD ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE PROHIBITED.

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THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL COME INTO EFFECT ABOUT 30 c E BEFORE THE LAST RACE UNTIL THE PUNTERS HAVE DISPERSED AFTER ' RACE MEETINGS:

* THE JUNCTION OF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WITH MORRISON HILL ROAi. WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, AND EASTBOUND VEHICLES OH JS ROAD EAST WILL BE DIVERTED TO TURN LEFT INTO MORRISOF ROAD VIA THE SLIP ROAD.

* A SECTION OF PERCIVAL STREET BETWEEN LOCKHART ROAD A?” LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT TRAMS. VEHICLES IN PERCIVAL STREET NORTH OF LOCKHART ROAD YILL BE DIVERTED TO TURN INTO LOCKHART ROAD.

M MATHESON STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC AND THE ACCESS TO AND FROM THE LEIGHTON CENTRE CAR PARK WILL BE SUSf?.........

* YIU WAH STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

K RUSSELL STREET BETWEEN LEE GARDEN ROAD AND PERCIVAL S ■ Ri'c WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

LEARNER DRIVERS PROHIBITIONS

THE FOLLOWING MOVEMENTS BY LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE PROHIBITS ON DAY MEETINGS BETWEEN 11 AM AND 4.30 PM AND NIGHT MEETINGS BETWEEN 7.30 PM AND 11 PM:

* LEFT-TURNING FROM CAROLINE HILL ROAD OUTSIDE PO LEUNG KUK INTO LEIGHTON ROAD?

X ENTERING SHAN KWONG ROAD SECTION BETWEEN YICK YAM STREE' AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD?

K ENTERING VILLAGE ROAD SECTION BETWEEN ITS UPPER AND LOWER JUNCTIONS WITH SHAN KWONG ROAD?

* ENTERING PERCIVAL STREET SECTION BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD J

M ENTERING CANAL ROAD EASTS AND

X ENTERING SERVICE ROADS LEADING TO CANAL ROAD FLYOVER FROM EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROADS

PARKING

PARKING SPACES ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD, SPORTS ROAD, HARBOUR ROAD, YIU WAH STREET, AND SECTIONS OF VILLAGE ROAD AND 01 KWAh! ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED TWO HOURS BEFORE THE FIRST RACE UNTIL ' HOUR AFTER THE LAST RACE.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES

BUSES ON CMB ROUTES 5B, 10, 17, 38, 63, 72, 75, 76, 81, 90M, 92, 260 AND CROSS HARBOUR ROUTES 101, 111, 112, 113, 116 AND 170, ALONG WITH GREEN MINIBUSES ON ROUTES 4, 5, 25, 28, 30 AND 35M WILL BE DIVERTED TO AVOID THE REROUTED ROADS.

WITH EFFECT FROM 4.30 PM IN THE CASE OF DAY RACING AND 9.30 PM IN THE EVENT OF NIGHT RACING, NO PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES (PLBS) WILL BE ALLOWED TO PROCEED ALONG THE SECTION OF WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH BLUE POOL ROAD AND VILLAGE ROAD.

PLBS PROCEEDING SOUTH ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED SOUTH ALONG BLUE POOL ROAD AND THOSE WISHING TO PICK UP PUNTERS WILL BE DIRECTED INTO THE TEMPORARY PLB STAND ON VILLAGE ROAD VIA SING WOO ROAD.

TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST RACE AT EACH MEETING, PLBS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING CHEUNG WOO LANE AND THE SECTION OF WAN CHAI ROAD BETWEEN TIN LOK LANE AND BOWRINGTON STREET

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TRANSPORT CHANGES FOR CROSS BETTING AT SHA TIN * * * * *

NO TRAIN SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO SHA TIN RACE COURSE FOR CROSS BETTINGS ON SEPTEMBER 21 (SATURDAY), SEPTEMBER 25 (WEDNESDAY) AND SEPTEMBER 28 (SATURDAY), DUE TO CONSTRUCTION AT THE RACE COURSE STATION.

SPECIAL SHUTTLE BUS 888 WILL OPERATE ON SEPTEMBER 21 (SATURDAY) AND SEPTEMBER 28 (SATURDAY) BETWEEN THE SHA TIN KCR STATION AND THE RACE COURSE.

ON SEPTEMBER 25 (WEDNESDAY), GREEN MINIBUS 60K WILL OPERATE BETWEEN SHA TIN KCR STATION AND RACE COURSE AT A FREQUENCY OF FIVE MINUTES BETWEEN 5.30 PM TO 8.15 PM.

KMB ROUTE 888 WILL ALSO OPERATE FROM THE RACE COURSE TO SHA TIN KCR STATION FROM 9 PM UNTIL 30 MINUTES AFTER THE LAST RACE.

ACCESS FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, URBAN AND NT TAXIS TO THE RACE COURSE WILL BE AS USUAL.

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PUBLIC REMINDED TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITO NUISANCE * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS LAUNCHED THE SECOND PHASE OF THE 1985 ANTI-MOSQUITO EDUCATION CAMPAIGN THROUGHOUT THE URBAN AREA TO ALERT THE PUBLIC OF THE MOSQUITO NUISANCE IN LATE SUMMER.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD WHICH WILL LAST FOR TWO WEEKS, ADVISORY LETTERS, HANDBILLS AND POSTERS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO BUILDING CONTRACTORS, BUILDING MANAGEMENTS, INCORPORATED OWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND SCHOOLS TO LIST THEIR SUPPORT IN PREVENTING MOSQUITO BREEDING.

AS MOSQUITOES BREED IN WATER ONLY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL ADVISED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO TAKE THE FOLLOWING MEASURES TO NULLIFY THE CHANCE OF MOSQUITO BREEDING:

KEEP ALL TINS, BOTTLES, RECEPTABLES AND OUTER TYRES AWAY FROM OPEN SPACES SUCH AS ROOFS, YARDS AND CANOPIES, AND TURN UPSIDE DOWN ALL LARGER RECEPTABLES WHICH CANNOT BE MOVED READILY

KEEP WATER STORAGE TANKS COVERED AND SEE THAT THEY ARE IN GOOD REPAIR

+ ENSURE THAT DRAINAGE IS IN ORDER SO AS TO PREVENT POSSIBLE ACCUMULATION OF WATER AND

+ RENEW WATER IN VASES AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK AND MAKE SURE THAT NO WATER ACCUMULATES IN TRAYS OR UNDER-PLATES FOR FLOWER POTS.

DISTRICT HEALTH STAFF OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO OFFER ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE IN THIS RESPECT TO THE PUBLIC, SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

♦UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, IT IS AN OFFENCE TO ALLOW MOSQUITO BREEDING AND THE OFFENDER IS LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000,+ HE WARNED.

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LIGHTING UP FOR FESTIVAL FUN IN MONG KOK

* * * *

MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND WILL BE LIT UP WITH THOUSANDS OF LANTERNS ON THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 28 (SATURDAY) AS HUNDREDS OF MONG KOK RESIDENTS ENJOY A CARNIVAL TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

GAME STALLS FOR CHINESE CHESS, LANTERN RIDDLES, PALMISTRY AND FORTUNE-TELLING WILL BE SET UP IN THE PLAYGROUND.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CARNIVAL WILL BE A VARIETY SHOW, FEATURING A LION DANCE, CHINESE DANCES, MAGIC SHOWS, SINGING, ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES, AND CONCLUDED WITH A LUCKY DRAW.

THE LANTERN CARNIVAL IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK KA I FONG ASSOCIATION, MONG KOK DISTRICT CULTURAL RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND MONG KOK DISTRICT COUNTRYMEN AND CLANSMEN ASSOCIATION.

♦THIS CARNIVAL HAS PROVED A VERY POPULAR EVENT AMONG RESIDENTS IN PAST YEARS AND WE EXPECT MORE THAN 3 OOO PEOPLE TO JOIN THE FESTIVITIES THIS YEAR,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE SAID.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVE BASIS AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, THE TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE AND THE MONG KOK KAIFONG ASSOCIATION.

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NEW POST OFFICE OPENING X * K

A NEW POST OFFICE, LOCATED ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF TAI FUNG BUILDING AT 39 AND 41 TAI TSUN STREET, TAI KOK TSUI, KOWLOON, WILL BE OPENED AT NOON ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

THE 102TH POST OFFICE IN HONG KONG, IT WILL PROVIDE THE NORMAL RANGE OF COUNTER SERVICES BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY AND 9 AM TO 1 PM ON SATURDAY. THE TELEPHONE NUMBER OF THE NEW POST OFFICE IS 3-904511.

THE CHAIRMAN OF MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, MR CHOW CHUN-FAI, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING AT 11 AM, TOGETHER WITH THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR HUGH ARDLEY, AND THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG.

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OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO PHILATELISTS WILL BE A +HAND-BACK SERVICE OFFERED AT THE NEW POST OFFICE, WHEREBY UNREGISTEREn ♦FIRST DAY* COVERS BEARING A LOCAL ADDRESS WILL BE ACCEPTED OVER THE COUNTER AND IMPRESSED WITH THE NORMAL POST OFFICE DATESTAMP.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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YOUTH BAND FESTIVAL IN DECEMBER * * * *

SCHOOL BANDS ARE INVITED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH TO TAKE PART IN THE 1985 HONG KONG YOUTH BAND FESTIVAL TO BE HELD FROM DECEMBER 21 TO 31.

THE ANNUAL EVENT IS AIMED AT PROMOTING INTERESTS IN BAND MUSIC AND RAISING THE STANDARD OF BAND MUSIC-PLAYING AMONG THE YOUNG.

IN ADDITION TO CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES, THERE WILL BE A WIND ENSEMBLE CONTEST, A SYMPHONIC BAND CONTEST AND A MARCHING BAND CONTEST.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 2 AND ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT 3-7561328.

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OBSERVATORY VISIT * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL VISIT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY HEADQUARTERS AT NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

PRESS REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE CENTENARY BUILDING, ROYAL OBSERVATORY HEADQUARTERS, NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, AT 2.15 PM ON THURSDAY. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

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SIX N.T. SITES OFFERED FOR RENT ******

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TENANCIES OF SIX NEW TERRITORIES SITES.

THE FIRST TWO SITES, MEASURING 2 975 SQUARE METRES AN SQUARE METRES, ARE AT YIU TSZ KIN NEAR THE ACCESS ROAD FROM .IE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY STATION IN TAI PO.

THE LARGER SITE IS FOR CONCRETE OR ASPHALT BATCHING PURPOSES WHILE THE OTHER IS FOR CONCRETE BATCHING USE ONLY.

TENANCY FOR BOTH SITES IS ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE NEXT TWO SITES ARE NEXT TO THE HING KENG ESTATE IN SHA TIN, AND ARE FOR USE AS PLANT NURSERY, COMMERCIAL GARDENING OR OPEN STORAGE.

TENANCY FOR ONE SITE OF 4 044 SQUARE METRES IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY WHILE THE OTHER OF 2 043 SQUARE METRES IS FOR A TWO-YEAR TENANCY, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY.

THE FIFTH SITE OF 2 200 SQUARE METRES, AT FUNG KAM STREET IN YUEN LONG, IS FOR A FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARK AND TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE MONTHLY AFTERWARDS.

THE LAST SITE, COVERING 500 SQUARE METRES, IS AT TAI KWAI WAN, CHEUNG CHAU, AND IS FOR THE STORAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS ONLY.

ITS TENANCY IS FOR TWO YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

TENDER DEADLINE FOR ALL SIX LOTS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 4.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND TENANCY CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND RELATED PLANS MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG- DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON, 10TH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON AND DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES, TAI PO, SHA TIN, YUEN LONG AND ISLANDS.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1985

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HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT OUT X * X *

THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY FOR APRIL-JUNE 1985, WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE, CONTAINS STATISTICS ON EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOR THE QUARTER.

IT ALSO CONTAINS DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR FORCE, INCLUDING THEIR AGE AND SEX STRUCTURE, EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, ACTIVITY STATUS, OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY, HOURS WORKED PER WEEK, MONTHLY EMPLOYMENT EARNINGS AS WELL AS REASON FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AND DURATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE UNEMPLOYED.

THE REPORT, AT |8 PER COPY, CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING.

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SHAM SHU I PO RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP X -X X * *

A NUMBER OF ROADS IN SHAM SHU I PO WILL BE DESIGNATED RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY STARTING 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

THEY AREi

X CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN SHEK KIP MEI STREET AND BOUNDARY STREET.

X BOUNDARY STREET BETWEEN NATHAN ROAD AND TAI HANG TUNG ROAD.

X TAI PO ROAD BETWEEN POPLAR STREET AND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD NORTHBOUND BETWEEN SHEK KIP MEI STREET AND BOUNDARY STREET WILL BE A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES, MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE RESCINDEDi

X THE 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY RESTRICTION ON CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BETWEEN SHEK KIP MEI STREET AND BOUNDARY STREET; AND

X THE 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY RESTRICTION ON THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF POPLAR STREET BETWEEN TAI PO ROAD AND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1985

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PEAK TRAM SERVICES CURTAILED * * *

PEAK TRAM SERVICES WILL FINISH EARLIER THAN USUAL TOMORROW (THURSDAY) NIGHT AND NEXT THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) NIGHT TO FACILITATE MAINTENANCE WORK.

THE LAST TRAMS WILL DEPART FROM BOTH TERMINI AT 10 PM.

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TUEN MUN WATER CUT * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TUEN MUN WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 1 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) TO 8 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY THE WHOLE STRETCH OF LUNG MUN ROAD FROM TUEN MUN KAU HUI TO TAP SHEK KOK INCLUDING PAK KOK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA, BUTTERFLY ESTATE, WU KING ESTATE, SIU SHAN COURT, MELODY GARDEN, AREA 44, WU KING TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA, TAP SHEK KOK POWER STATION, CHINA CEMENT CO. AND ALL THE CONSTRUCTION SITES ALONG LUNG MUN ROAD AND AREA 44.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL. 5-233191

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1985

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

GOVERNOR MEETS CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS FROM HK............... 1

GOVERNMENT STUDYING DESI® FOR NEW ZD CARD .............. 2

SIR DAVID SEES WEATHER MEN AT WORK...................... 5

SIR JOHN VISITS TWO MORE FACTORIES ..................... 5

MORE OUTLETS TO OBTAIN COPIES OF SUMMARY REPORT ........ 6

TRADE WAR WARNING IF JENKINS BILL PASSED ............... 7

FOCUS ® UC COMPLEXES IN C®STRUCTI® DRIVE................ 9

HONG K®G COMMENDED FOR ’WELL-TRAINED WORKFORCE.......... 9

DRIVING HOME THE ROAD SAFETY DAY........................ 10

CUSTOMS COPYRIGHT DIVISI® COMMENDED .................... 11

+SKILLED LABOUR VITAL TO HONG KONG+ .................. 12

RURAL FOLK S®GS HIGHLIGHT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL .......... 12

76 IMMIGRATION OFFICERS COMMENDED ...................... 13

YUEN L®G FIGHT CRIME CAMP AI® STARTS SATURDAY .......... 14

STUDENTS ® TREE PLANTING MISSION ....................... 14

ARRANGEMENT FOR CHARITY WALK............................ 15

GRADUATI® FOR 17 OFFICERS .............................. 15

NT TAXIS ALLOWED ON TOLO HIGHWAY ....................... 16

CHUNG YING PERFORMS FOR SHA TIN RESIDENTS............... 16

OPENING OF MOBILE LIBRARY

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1985

GOVERNOR MEETS CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARS FROM HK ******

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON PRESENTED SCHOLARSHIP CERTIFICATES TO A NUMBER OF HONG KONG SCHOLARS WHO HAVE BEEN GRANTED AWARDS TO STUDY AT CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY UNDER THE PRINCE PHILIP SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME.

FOUNDED IN 1982, THE SCHEME IS ADMINISTERED BY A BODY OF CAMBRIDGE GRADUATES FORMING +THE FRIENDS OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY IN HONG KONG*.

PRINCE PHILIP, CHANCELLOR OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, HAD CONSENTED TO HIS NAME BEING USED FOR THE SCHEME.

SCHOLARS ARE SELECTED BY A BOARD CHAIRED BY DR RAYSON HUANG, VICE-CHANCELLOR OF HONG KONG UNIVERSITY.

FIFTEEN SCHOLARS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SCHEME. SIX OF THEM - THREE MEN AND THREE WOMEN - WERE GIVEN AWARDS THIS YEAR.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S CEREMONY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE WERE THE VICE-CHANCELLOR OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, LORD ADRIAN, AND LADY ADRIAN, AS WELL AS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF THE SCHEME, REM BE RS OF THE SELECTION PANEL, DONORS OF SCHOLARSHIPS, PARENTS CF THE SCHOLARS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND SCHOOL PRINCIPALS.

FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF PRINCE PHILIP SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME SCHOLARSi

1982 SCHOLARS

COLLEGE IN CAMBRIDGE

SUBJECT

REMARKS

MISS CHAN LAI-WAN (YING WA GIRLS’ SCHOOL)

ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

FITZWILLIAM

WILL BE RETURNING TO KING’S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE FOR HER PH. D. STUDIES

RR NG WAI-YING, WILL (QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL)

RR SIU KAM-SHING, (ST PAUL’S CO-EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE)

EMMANUEL

PETERHOUSE

ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

PH. D. STUDIES, ST JOHN’S COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE

CIVIL ENGINEERING

/198$ SCHOLARS .......

THJHSDAY, SJPTEMBEB 19, 1985

2

1985 SCHOLARS

COLLEGE IN CAMBRIDGE

W CHAN HO-YIN MAGDALENE

(QUEEN’S COLLEGE)

bR CHAN KA-LOK MAGDALENE

(QUEEN’S COLLEGE)

MR CHAN WING-KWONG QUEENS* (ST PAUL’S COLLEGE)

MISS CHIU MAY-YEE, CHURCHILL MARINA (ST STEPHEN’S GIRLS’ COLLEGE)

MISS LEUNG MAN- NEWNHAM PING (YING WA GIRLS’ SCHOOL)

MISS BERYL SZE CORPUS

(MARYMOUNT CHRISTI

SECONDARY SCHOOL)

SUBJECT

MEDICINE

ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING

MEDICINE

NATURAL SCIENCES

LAW

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GOVERNMENT STUDYING DESIGN FOR NEW ID CARD

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS DESIGNING A NEW IDENTITY CARD WHICH WOULD BE USED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG UP TO AND HOPEFULLY AFTER 1997.

♦WE WANT A CARD WHICH IS AS USEFUL AS POSSIBLE TO THE PEOPLE CF HONG KONG.+ HE SAID.

SIR DAVID WAS REPLYING TO QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS AFTER TOURING THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY.

HE POINTED OUT THAT A WORKING PARTY ON THE SUBJECT WAS IN THE PROCESS OF EVALUATING IT AND STUDYING THE PROBLEMS, AND THAT NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE YET.

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IT IS REALLY A QUESTION OF DESIGN AND WHAT YOU WANT TO PUT ON IT AND HOW COMPLICATED YOU WANT TO MAKE IT AND HOW FOOLPROOF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT, AND IN WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES YOU .. .' TO USE IT.

AND WHETHER YOU WANT IT TO BE READ BY MACHINE OR WHETHER IT IS TO BE READ BY HUMAN MEANS,* HE SAID.

SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS A COMPLICATED MATTER TO DESIGN AN IDENTITY CARD WHICH WAS DIFFICULT TO FORGE.

SO IT DOES TAKE TIME. I MEAN WE WANT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT INFORMATION WE’VE GOT TO PUT ON IT, AND SUCH THINGS AS TO WHETHER IT CAN BE READ BY MACHINE AND SO ON,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER THE NEW CARD WOULD RESEMBLE THE PRESENT ONE, SIR DAVID SAID HE DID NOT THINK IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFERENT.

IT MAY HAVE OTHER DATA ON IT,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHEN A DECISION WAS LIKELY TO BE TAKEN, SIR DAVID SAID HE THOUGHT IT SHOULD BE WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

BUT I AM HAZARDING A GUESS WITHOUT HAVING SPOKEN TO THE OFFICERS CONCERNED,+ HE ADDED.

ON WHEN THE NEW CARDS WOULD BE COMING OUT, HE SAID THE ACTUAL DESIGN WOULD TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS YET, AND THAT THE CARD ITSELF WOULD PROBABLY NOT COME OUT FOR A YEAR OR TWO.

HE ADDED THAT IT TOOK A PERIOD OF YEARS FOR THE WHOLE POPULATION TO GET NEW CARDS JUST AS IT HAS DONE WITH THE PRESENT CARD.

♦WE ARE ONLY PART OF MOMENT,♦ HE SAID.

THE WAY THROUGH THE PROCESS AT THE

ASKED WHETHER IT WAS TO GET NEW IDENTITY CARDS

POOR PLANNING AS PEOPLE WOULD SOON HAVE AFTER THE CURRENT RENEWAL EXERCISE, SIR

DAVID POINTED OUT THAT THE CURRENT EXERCISE WAS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO COMBAT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND TO REPLACE

THE OUTDATED OLD CARDS.

♦AND WE WILL NEED, ONCE THE CARDS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED, WE WILL t£ED A NEW CARD WHICH WILL BE USED BY THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG UP TO AND HOPEFULLY AFTER 1997.

♦YOU COULDN’T START DOING THIS BEFORE YOU ACTUALLY ARRIVED AT THE AGREEMENT IN THE JOINT DECLARATION WITH REGARD TO THESE DETAILS,+ HE SAID.

ASKED TO GIVE DETAILS ON THE CURRENT +GOVERNMENT RESHUFFLE+, SIR DAVID SAID THE ORGANISATION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT WAS BEING EXAMINED TO MAKE IT MORE EFFICIENT AND TO COPE WITH CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES.

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THURSDAY, SSPTEMBEa 19, 1985

I SUPPOSE THERE WILL BE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO BRANCH RESPONSIBILITIES FROM TIME TO TIME OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

IT WON’T HAPPEN ALL AT ONCE,+ HE SAID. +THERE WON’T BE AN EARTHQUAKE.+

HE STRESSED THAT THE REORGANISATION INVOLVED THE SECRETARIAT AS A WHOLE, AND NOT SPECIFICALLY THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH WHICH AT THE MOMENT WAS VERY MUCH REQUIRED AS THE ANCHOR BRANCH FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL.

ASKED WHETHER THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH WOULD BE DISSOLVED EVENTUALLY, SIR DAVID SAID NO DECISION HAD BEEN TAKEN AT ALL ABOUT THIS.

IT IS PART OF THE OVERALL EXAMINATION OF BRANCH RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE SECRETARIAT^ HE SAID. +WE STILL HAVE THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, WE STILL HAVE THE URBAN COUNCIL, WE STILL NEED A BRANCH RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.+

HE ADDED THAT THERE SHOULD BE MORE INFORMATION ON THE REORGANISATION WITHIN THE NEXT THREE OR FOUR WEEKS.

ASKED TO COMMENT ON CRITICISMS ON THE HOISTING OF WARNING SIGNALS BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.

IT IS EASY TO CRITICISE AFTER THE EVENT, BUT IF THE SIGNALS HAVEN’T GONE UP, THEN PEOPLE WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY HAVE CRITICISED THE OBSERVATORY.+

RoSTcSf^

IT WAS VERY ENCOURAGING THAT THEY HAVE INVENTED AND DESIGNED A LOT OF SOFTWARE PROGRAMMES FOR THEIR COMPUTERS AS MELL AS AUTOMATIC OFFSHORE WEATHER STATIONS, HE SAID.

ASKED HOW HE FELT ABOUT THE 6.4 PER CENT PAY CLAIM BY CIV’L SERVANTS SIR DAVID SAID, +WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE CLAIM IS RECEIVED AND EVALUATED IN THE NORMAL WAY.+

ASKED TO COMMENT ON REPORTS THAT UMELCO MEMBERS WERE GETTING BRITISH PASSPORTS, HE SAID IT WAS ENTIRELY A MATTER FOR INDIVIDUALS TO MAKE THEIR OWN APPLICATIONS TO THE HOME SECRETARY AND FOR HIM TO EXERCISE HIS DISCRETION.

THIS WAS REFERRED TO BY SIR GEOFFREY HOWE IN NEW YORK A YEAR OR SO AGO.+ HE ADDED.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1985

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SIR DAVID SEES WEATHER MEN AT WORK * * * *

PLANS FOR THE AUTOMATION OF WEATHER CHART PLOTTING AND LOCAL DISSEMINATION OF WEATHER INFORMATION WERE EXPLAINED THIS AFTERNOON TO THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES.

IN HIS VISIT TO THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY HEADQUARTERS IN NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, SIR DAVID ALSO LEARNED ABOUT THE ROLE OF THE OBSERVATORY IN THE EXCHANGE OF WEATHER DATA OVER THE INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION CIRCUITS, AND SAW THE FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR RECEIVING AND DESPATCHING WEATHER INFORMATION.

IN THE CENTRAL FORECASTING OFFICE, SIR DAVID, ACCOMPANIED IN THE VISIT BY THE OBSERVATORY DIRECTOR, MR PATRICK SHAM. SAW FORECASTERS AND SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANTS AT WORK, AND OBSERVED HOW LOCAL METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION AND WEATHER DATA FROM OTHER CENTRES ARE COLLATED.

IT WAS IN THE OBSERVATORY’S COMPUTER DIVISION THAT SIR DAVID HEARD ABOUT PLANS FOR AUTOMATION OF WEATHER CHART PLOTTING AND LOCAL DISSEMINATION OF WEATHER INFORMATION. THIS SECTION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACQUISITION, ANALYSIS, PROCESSING AND ARCHIVAL OF METEOROLOGICAL INFORMATION FOR WEATHER FORECASTING AND RESEARCH

SIR DAVID LATER WENT ON TO SEE THE RESEARCH AND RECORDS DIVISION, THE AIR POLLUTION METEOROLOGY RESEARCH UNIT, THE SPECIAL PROJECTS DIVISION, THE SEISMOLOGY, ASTRONOMY AND TIME SERVICE SECTION, AND THE METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT SECTION.

AT THE SPECIAL PROJECTS DIVISION, SIR DAVID LEARNED ABOUT THE RECENT INSTALLATION OF A SOLAR-POWERED AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION AT HUANGMAO ZHOU, IN THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.

CONCLUDING HIS VISIT, SIR DAVID WENT TO SEE THE RADIATION MONITORING DIVISION, AND THEN THE EXHIBITION ROOM, WHICH WAS SPECIALLY SET UP TO EXPLAIN THE MAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE OBSERVATORY TO STUDENTS.

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY AND AN OPTICAL FACTORY IN KOWLOON, AS PART OF HIS WEEKLY PROGRAMME OF FACTORY VISITS TO FAMILIARISE HIMSELF WITH LOCAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

SIR JOHN, ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, I* P.E. JOHNSON, ARRIVED AT DATA GENERAL HONG KONG LIMITED AT MAN YUE STREET, HUNG HOM, AND WAS WELCOMED BY THE VICE-PRESIDENT, *R HOWARD HAYTHORNTHWAITE.

/ESTABLISHED IN .......

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ESTABLISHED IN 1973 AS A SUBSIDIARY OF THE U.S. DATA GENERAL CORPORATION, THE COMPANY PRODUCES PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS AND 16—BIT AND 32-BIT SYSTEMS, MOST OF WHICH ARE FOR EXPORT TO THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER COUNTRIES IN THE ASIAN REGION.

SIR JOHN ALSO VISITED UNIVERSAL OPTICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED AT HOI BUN ROAD, KWUN TONG, AND WAS MET BY THE COMPANY’S MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR MASAKAZU SHIMIZO.

ESTABLISHED IN 1967, THE COMPANY IS A SUBSIDIARY OF KYOCERA CORPORATION OF JAPAN. THE FACTORY HAS A FLOOR AREA OF ABOUT U OOO SQUARE METRES AND IS ENGAGED IN THE PRODUCTION OF CAMERA PARTS AND THE ASSEMBLY OF CAMERAS AND ELECTRONIC FLASHES. ITS PRODUCTS ARE MARKETED LOCALLY AS WELL AS WORLDWIDE.

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MORE OUTLETS TO OBTAIN COPIES OF SUMMARY REPORT * * X *

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC OR ANY INTERESTED GROUPS WILL BE ABLE TO OBTAIN COPIES OF THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD SUMMARY FROM MORE OUTLETS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

COPIES ARE BEING SENT TO ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND SUB-OFFICES.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID: +ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND SUB-OFFICES WILL HAVE COPIES OF THE SUMMARY FROM TOMORROW MORNING, AND IF ANYONE WANTS TO OBTAIN ONE THEY SIMPLY HAVE TO GO TO ANY ONE OF THESE OFFICES AND ASK.+

MEANWHILE, REFERENCE COPIES OF THE FULL REPORT BY THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD IN ENGLISH WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE FROM TOMORROW AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND DISTRICT BOARD OFFICES.

WHILE THE OFFICIAL PERIOD OF CONSULTATION IS FROM THE END OF OCTOBER TO THE END OF JANUARY NEXT YEAR, COMMENTS ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE BOARD CAN NOW BE PASSED ON.

THEY SHOULD BE SENT TO THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY (BROADCASTING), ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH ROOM 129, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EAST WING, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

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TRADE WAR WARNING IF JENKINS BILL PASSED O * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, MR JACK TANG, WARNED TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE STAGE COULD BE SET FOR A TRADE WAR IF THE PROTECTIONIST JENKINS BILL BECAME LAW.

HE WARNED THAT THE BILL WOULD LEAD TO RETALIATION AGAINST U.S. EXPORTS.

+ IN A TRADE WAR-THERE WOULD BE NO WINNERS. MARKETS, JOBS, LIVELIHOODS, WOULD BE LOST ON BOTH SIDES,* MR TANG SAID AT A BRITISH-AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCH IN SAN FRANCISCO TODAY (SEPTEMBER 18 U.S. TIME).

HE WARNED THAT THE UNITED STATES WOULD BE HURT BY THE JENKINS BILL.

MR TANG, WHO IS ALSO A MEMBER OF HONG KONG’S TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND TEXTILE ADVISORY BOARD, HIT OUT AT THE BILL DRAFTED BY CONGRESSMAN ED JENKINS WHICH CLAIMED TO ENFORCE THE U.S. RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE MFA WHEN IN FACT IT WOULD ♦ACTUALLY ABROGATE IT*.

THE BILL IS AIMED AT PROTECTING THE U.S. TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY BY SHARPLY REDUCING IMPORTS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

+THERE ARE MORE THAN 300 PROTECTIONIST BILLS BEFORE CONGRESS OF WHICH THE JENKINS BILL, IN PARTICULAR, WILL CAUSE SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE U.S. FRIENDS IN THE PACIFIC BASIN.

+AND THAT IS THE REGION OF THE WORLD WHICH WILL MATTER MOST IN THE FUTURE: IT CONTAINS MANY OF THE U.S. FOREMOST ALLIES AND TRADING PARTNERS,* MR TANG SAID.

THE BILL WOULD DESTORY THE MFA WHICH HAD BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR OVER A DECADE, HE ADDED.

IT WOULD ALSO FORCE THE U.S. TO RENOUNCE ALL OF ITS BILATERAL AGREEMENTS WHICH HAVE ALREADY PROTECTED THE DOMESTIC INDUSTRY FOR THE LAST TWO DECADES.

MR TANG SAID HE UNDERSTOOD THE PROTECTIONIST FEELINGS THAT HAD GROWN IN THE U.S. BECAUSE THE TRADE GAP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND JAPAN WAS AWESOME.

IF JAPAN DID NOT OPEN UP HER VAST MARKET A TRADE WAR MIGHT DEVELOP WHICH WOULD AFFECT THE SMALLER COUNTRIES THE MOST, HE SAID.

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SAID MR TANGi +AS PRIME MINISTER MAHATHIR OF MALAYSIA SAID IN HONG KONG EARLIER THIS YEAR, 'WHEN TWO ELEPHANTS DO BATTLE IT IS THE GRASS THAT IS TRAMPLED'.

IN HONG KONG WE FEEL THE IRONY OF THE SITUATION EVEN MORE STRONGLY.

+WE SEE OUR NEIGHBOURS LIVING IN GLASS HOUSES THROWING STONES AT EACH OTHER.

UNFORTUNATELY, -WHAT IS SHATTERED FIRST WILL BE THE SMALL WINDOW OF FREE MARKET ECONOMY AND COMPLETELY OPEN TRADE POLICY WHICH WE PRESENT TO OUR NEIGHBOURS.

THIS WOULD BE A GREAT PITY, BECAUSE THIS WINDOW, SMALL AS IT IS, REPRESENTS THE HERITAGE OF THE FREE WORLD.*

MR TANG SAID HONG KONG PROBABLY HAD THE MOST OPEN ECONOMY IN THE WORLD.

THE TERRITORY DID NOT LEVY ANY CUSTOMS DUTIES. THERE WERE NO QUOTAS, NO TRADE RESTRICTIONS, NO SPECIAL SAFEGUARDS ON ANY SECTOR OF ITS INDUSTRY.

♦OUR MARKET IS GENUINELY OPEN TO THE WORLD,* HE SAID.

THIS MEANT THAT HONG KONG WAS A BIG IMPORTER AS WELL AS EXPORTER. IT FACED A BILATERAL TRADE IMBALANCE WITH JAPAN THAT WAS 11 TO ONE IN JAPAN’S FAVOUR (NOT TWO-AND-A-HALF TO ONE IN THE U.S.-JAPAN SITUATION).

HONG KONG’S PER CAPITA IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. LAST YEAR STOOD AT U.S.$577 AGAINST U.S.$172 FOR THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, U.S.$198 FOR JAPAN AND U.S.$150 FOR SOUTH KOREA.

AND THIS WAS DESPITE THE FACT THAT HONG KONG’S PER CAPITA PURCHASING POWER WAS LOWER THAN EUROPE’S OR JAPAN’S.

EXPLAINING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TEXTILE TRADE TO HONG KONG’S ECONOMY, MR TANG SAID THE GARMENT AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES EMPLOYED ALMOST 4o PER CENT OF THE TOTAL INDUSTRIAL WORK-FORCE. MORE THAN A THIRD OF HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. WERE GARMENTS AND TEXTILES COVERED BY THE MFA.

+THE SCOPE FOR GROWTH IN SUCH EXPORTS HAS BEEN SEVERELY LIMITED BY RESTRAINT AGREEMENT FOR OVER TWO DECADES.

*YET, HONG KONG IS AMONG THE WORLD’S BIGGEST IMPORTERS OF TEXTILES. LAST YEAR WE IMPORTED U.S.$3 BILLION WORTH OF TEXTILES,* MR TANG SAID.

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FOCUS ON UC COMPLEXES IN CONSTRUCTION DRIVE

M * *

THE IMPORTANCE OF URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEXES IN THE COUNCIL’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME IS DOUBLY UNDERLINED IN ♦INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG*, URBCO’S RECENTLY PUBLISHED ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1984-85.

♦SPECIAL EFFORTS WERE MADE DURING THE YEAR TO ADVANCE THE PROCESS OF REDEVELOPING OLD MARKETS INTO MULTIFUNCTIONAL URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEXES,♦ THE REPORT STATES. ♦THIS POLICY OPTIMISES THE USE OF SCARCE LAND RESOURCES TO DEVELOP A WIDE RANGE OF URBAN FACILITIES ON THE SAME SITE.+

IN A FOREWORD TO THE REPORT, COUNCIL CHAIRMAN HILTON CHEONG-LEEN ALSO DRAWS ATTENTION TO THIS CENTRAL LINE OF BUILDING ACTIVITY.

HE CITES, AS A PRIME AND +MOST CONCRETE* EXAMPLE OF THE COUNCIL’S CONTINUING VIGOUR, THE ♦CONSTRUCTION WORK IN PROGRESS (AT A CAPITAL COST OF ABOUT 1500 MILLION) ON SEVEN URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEXES — THOSE MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDINGS INCORPORATING MARKETS, LIBRARIES, GAMES HALLS AND OTHER FACILITIES WHICH ARE BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO DISTRICT COMMUNITIES*.

PRICED AT |15, ♦INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG* IS ON SALE AT LEADING BOOKSHOPS AND AT THE COUNCIL’S OWN SALES OUTLETS IN THE CITY HALL AND KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY AND AT THE PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN ICE HOUSE STREET.

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HONG KONG COMMENDED FOR WELL-TRAINED w^XFORCE * * *

THE UK MINISTER OF STATE FOR INDUSTRY, MR PETER MORRISON, TONIGHT (THURSDAY) COMMENDED HONG KONG FOR ITS APPRECIATING THE NEED FOR A WELL-TRAINED WORKFORCE.

SPEAKING AT A DINNER PARTY GIVEN BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING TOMORROW OF THE KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX, MR MORRISON SAID THAT WHEN IT CAME TO TRAINING, HONG KONG COULD SET AN EXAMPLE FOR OTHER COUNTRIES.

HE SAID THAT LIKE OTHERS HONG KONG PROSPERED AND FLOURISHED AS A RESULT OF THE ENDEAVOUR OF ITS PEOPLE.

/+YOU CANNOT .......

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+Y0U CANNOT DO A JOB WELL UNLESS AND UNTIL YOU ARE TRAINED TO DO SO. IN HONG KONG, IT IS NOT DIFFICULT TO SEE THAT THE INVESTMENT IN TRAINING BY COMPANIES AND THEIR PERSONNEL HAS PAID

BIG DIVIDENDS.

+ IT MUST BE STRESSED, AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, TO PARENTS AND IN ALL SCHOOLS THAT A JOB IN INDUSTRY NOT ONLY CAN BE BUT IS EVERY BIT AS REWARDING AS A JOB IN AN OFFICE.*

MR MORRISON SAID A BLUE COLLAR CAREER ALSO INVOLVED A SOUND FOUNDATION OF TRAINING, WITHOUT WHICH IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO BUILD FURTHER SKILLS.

MR MORRISON IS ON A FOUR-DAY VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF THE COUNCIL.

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DRIVING HOME THE ROAD SAFETY DAY M M * *

A SERIES OF ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY DAY TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) AT THE CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT.

THE ROAD SAFETY DAY IS PART OF A MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN THAT FOCUSSES ON THE NEGLIGENCE OF DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS.

THERE WILL BE A VARIETY SHOW, SINGING AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES, GAMES STALLS. MINIATURE +ROAD SAFETY TOWN*, COMPUTER GAMES, A CUSHION TRAMPOLINE AND A ROAD SAFETY BUS DISPLAY.

A SPECIAL ATTRACTION FOR CHILDREN WILL BE A PUPPET SHOW WHICH WILL UNDERLINE THE MESSAGE OF CAREFUL DRIVING AND THE RIGHT WAY TO CROSS ROADS.

RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE ROAD SAFETY DAY WHICH WILL START AT 2 PM.

PR I OR CRGANISING ABOUT NOON VOEUX ROAD

TO THE OPENING CEREMONY ON SUNDAY, THE CAMPAIGN’S COMMITTEE WILL CONDUCT A CAMPAIGN PROMOTION EXERCISE ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) AT THE JUNCTIONS OF DES CENTRAL/PEDDER STREET AND NORTH STREET/CATCHICK STREET

COMMITTEE MEMBERS TOGETHER WITH TWO CARTOON CHARACTERS — THE RED DEVIL AND THE GREEN FAIRY — WILL BE DISTRIBUTING ROAD SAFETY PAMPHLETS AND BALLOONS TO PASSERSBY.

/aimed at........

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AIMED AT ENCOURAGING SAFE DRIVING HABITS AND HIGHLIGHTING THE DANGERS OF JAYWALKING, THE CAMPAIGN IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN IWO PHASES, THE FIRST TWO WEEKS WILL BE EDUCATIONAL FOLLOWED BY ENFORCEMENT. ...... • •

STARTING FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23), PAMPHLETS, POSTERS AND STICKERS EMPHASISING THE EDUCATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN BUSY STREETS. AS WELL AS IN SCHOOLS, COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE DISTRICT, WHILE THE POLICE WILL BE MOBILISED TO ADVISE RESIDENTS TO USE CORRECT ROAD CROSSING FACILITIES.

TWO WEEKS LATER.-THE ENFORCEMENT ACTION WILL BE TAKEN AGAINST JAYWALKERS AND CARELESS DRIVERS.

OFFICIATING AT SUNDAY’S OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM KAM-KWONGJ THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR CHAM SIU-LEUNJ DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, M? VINCENT KOJ POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER (CENTRAL). MR G.H. COXl AND POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER (WESTERN), MR DAVID DEPTFORD.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY DAY AT 2 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) AT THE CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT, CENTRAL.

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CUSTOMS COPYRIGHT DIVISION COMMENDED * * *

THE COPYRIGHT DIVISION OF THE CUSTOMS INVESTIGATION BUREAU WAS COMMENDED TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR ITS EXCELLENT ACHIEVEMENT IN PROTECTING THE COPYRIGHT OF THE UNITED STATES FILM INDUSTRY.

IN APPRECIATION OF ITS EFFORTS, THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF THE EAST ASIA FILM AND VIDEO SECURITY OFFICE OF THE MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INCORPORATION, MR FRANK KNIGHT, PRESENTED CERTIFICATES OF MERIT TO THE HEAD OF THE BUREAU, SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT MAK KAM-LAU, AND SIX SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE DIVISION - SUPERINTENDENT LO MAN-HUNG, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT SUEN WING-YIU, SENIOR INSPECTORS CHOW KWONG, I. HEBRAHIM, WONG CHING-LIM AND KO CHI-LOK.

LAST YEAR, THE DIVISION SEIZED A TOTAL OF 1 947 PIRATED VIDEO TAPES WORTH 1667 000 IN 26 OPERATIONS AND ARRESTED 46 PEOPLE.

THE DIVISION HAD CARRIED OUT TEN OPERATIONS IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR AND SEIZED 3 644 PIRATED VIDEO TAPES WORTH Si.33 MILLION. TEN PEOPLE WERE ALSO ARRESTED.

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♦SKILLED LABOUR VITAL TO HONG KONG+

A SKILLED LABOUR FORCE WAS VITAL TO HONG KONG IN TIMES CF INTENSIFYING COMPETITION FROM OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ON THE WESTERN RIM OF THE PACIFIC BASIN, THE DIRECTOR OF HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, DR JOHN CLARK, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE GRADUATION OF 117 STUDENTS AT THE GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE GRADUATION CEREMONY, DR CLARK SAID* ♦IN THE MIDST OF A NEW REVOLUTION, MICRO-ELECTRONICS HAS INVADED THE HOME AND THE WORK PLACE WITH TELEVISION, VIDEO-CASSETTE RECORDERS, COMMUNICATION BY SATELLITE, HOME COMPUTERS, PROGRAMMED WASHING MACHINES AND MICRO-WAVE OVENS ON ONE SIDE* NUMERICALLY-CONTROLLED MACHINES. ROBOTICS, THE SO-CALLED ’INTELLIGENT* COMPUTERS WHICH INTERROGATE AND CONTROL A WHOLE SEQUENCE OF MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS AND THE ’ELECTRONIC OFFICE’ ON THE OTHER.♦ /

NO SINGLE TRADE COULD AFFORD TO IGNORE THE IMPACT OF THE NEW REVOLUTION AND IT WAS NECESSARY FOR EDUCATORS, EMPLOYERS AND GOVERNMENT ALIKE TO PROVIDE TRAINING PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES WHICH WOULD ENSURE THAT GRADUATING APPRENTICES WERE EQUIPPED TO PLAY THEIR PART FOR HONG KONG IN FUTURE,+ HE ADDED.

DR CLARK LATER PRESENTED THE BROWN CUP, THE LAISHLEY CUP, AND THE HOWES PLAQUE TO THE THREE MOST OUTSTANDING GRADUATES.

WATER SINCE

THE GOVERNMENT APPRENTICE SCHEME, A FOUR-YEAR TRAINING COURSE DESIGNED FOR CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN APPRENTICESHIP, IS OFFERED BY THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT. IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE 1950’S. THEN, 1 562 APPRENTICES HAVE COMPLETED TRAINING.

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RURAL FOLK SONGS HIGHLIGHT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL *****

TRADITIONAL HAKKA FOLK SONGS WILL HIGHLIGHT THIS YEAR’S SAI KUNG DISTRICT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28 (SATURDAY).

THE SONGS WILL BE PERFORMED BY A GROUP OF ELDERLY SINGERS WHO, BECAUSE OF THEIR EXPERIENCE, WILL BE ABLE TO PERFORM THE SONGS WITH CONVICTION.

THE PRESERVATION OF THE RURAL CULTURE OF THE DISTRICT PROMPTED THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD TO FORM A WORKING GROUP UNDER ITS CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT AND PROMOTE RURAL FOLK SONGS.

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THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL APPRECIATION NIGHT CARNIVAL WILL ALSO FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY WELL-KNOWN POP SINGERS, LION DANCES AND LANTERN RIDDLES.

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE A LANTERN-MAKING CONTEST, PALMISTRY AND FORTUNE TELLING, A BEER-DRINKING COMPETITION AND A LANTERN PARADE FOR CHILDREN.

THOSE WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMPETITIONS, PALMISTRY AND FORTUNE TELLING, SHOULD OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRE OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AT MAN NIN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

THE CARNIVAL, TO BE HELD IN THE SAI KUNG MAN YEE REHOUSING ESTATE PLAYGROUND, WILL START AT 7.30 PM.

SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KEVIN HOI DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER, MR CHARLES CHUj THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE, MR HO KOON-SHUN; AND ASSISTANT POLICE DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, MR PANG KWOK-FAI, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CARNIVAL WHICH IS SPONSORED BY SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD.

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76 IMMIGRATION OFFICERS COMMENDED

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THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR ALAN CARTER, TODAY (THURSDAY) PRAISED IMMIGRATION STAFF FOR THEIR ENTHUSIASM AND DEDICATION WHEN HE PRESENTED COMMENDATION CERTIFICATES TO THEM AT A CEREMONY HELD IN THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS.

HE SAID THAT THE CERTIFICATES WERE A RECOr.ITION OF SOME SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT.

ONE OF THE 76 RECIPIENTS, A SENIOR IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT AT MACAU WHARF, MISS LEE LAI-KUEN, WAS COMMENDED FOR DETECTING A FRAUDULENTLY OBTAINED INDONESIAN PASSPORT. THE HOLDER, AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT, WAS PROSECUTED, SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IMPRISONMENT AND LATER RETURNED TO CHINA.

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YUEN LONG FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN STARTS SATURDAY * M M *

YUEN LONG DISTRICT’S ANNUAL FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED THIS SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) WITH A POP CONCERT AT THE LUT SAU HALL.

THE SIX-MONTH CAMPAIGN IS AIMED AT ENHANCING RESIDENTS’ SENSE IN CRIME PREVENTION TO EDUCATE THEM IN THE NEED TO • PROTECT THEIR PROPERTIES.

THE POP CONCERT; FEATURING SINGERS CHOI KWOK-KUEN AND' WONG AH-MAN, IS AIMED AT DRAWING YOUNG PEOPLE’S ATTENTION TO THE IMPORTANCE OF MUTUAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND THE POLICE IN FIGHTING CRIME.

OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDE SEMINARS ON CRIME PREVENTION FOR MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, AND TALKS ON SECURITY FOR BANKS AND JEWELLERY SHOPS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE WILL ALSO LAUNCH A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME AT WHICH RESIDENTS WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO FIGHT CRIME BY HELPING EACH OTHER TO PROTECT PROPERTY.

NOTE TO ED ITORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE POP CONCERT TO LAUNCH THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN TO BE HELD AT 7.30 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) IN THE LUT SAU HALL, TAI YUK ROAD, YUEN LONG. DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR TAI KUEN, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

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STUDENTS ON TREE PLANTING MISSION III

MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS IN EASTERN WILL TAKE PART IN A DISTRICT-WIDE TREE PLANTING DAY ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) AT VICTORIA PARK TO HELP BEAUTIFY THE ENVIRONMENT.

ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE EVENT COINCIDES WITH THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR’S THEME OF +PARTICI PAT ION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE*. AND ENABLE STUDENTS TO GAIN FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE IN TREE PLANTING.

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THE STUDENTS, FROM VARIOUS PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT, WILL PLANT SAPLINGS IN THE CENTRAL GRASS PITCH LOCATED ADJACENT TO THE JOGGING TRACK.

A CEREMONY TO MARK THE TREE PLANTING DAY WILL BE HELD AT 10 AM IN THE CENTRAL GRASS PITCH. OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE, MRS JEANNIE CHOW; AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR VINCENT LEUNG, AND DISTRICT AMENITY OFFICER, MISS DORIS LEE.

WINNERS OF THE RECENT EASTERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE’S LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION WILL ALSO BE AWARDED PRIZES AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT TREE PLANTING DAY CEREMONY AT THE CENTRAL GRASS PITCH (NEAR NO. 7 FOOTBALL PITCH) IN VICTORIA PARK ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) AT 10 AM.

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ARRANGEMENT FOR CHARITY WALK * * * *

IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHARITY WALK TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) AT TOLO HIGHWAY, A SPECIAL SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE ROUTE 80R WILL OPERATE BETWEEN SHA TIN CENTRAL BUS TERMINUS AND MA LIU SHU I INTERCHANGE BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10.45 AM AT A FARE OF $2.20. TRAIN SERVICES WILL ALSO BE STRENGTHENED.

THE NEW COASTAL ROAD WILL NOT BE OPEN TO M OR I STS ON THAT DAY AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

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GRADUATION FOR 17 OFFICERS

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THIRTEEN SENIOR FIREWOMEN AND FOUR SENIOR FIREMEN OF THE FIRE SERVICES COMMUNICATION CENTRE WILL BE GRADUATING AFTER NINE WEEKS OF INTENSIVE TRAINING.

THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS COMMAND, MR JOHN BREDBURY, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PASSING-OUT CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE KOWLOON BAY FIRE STATION, 5 LAM HING STREET, AT 10.30 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

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NT TAXIS ALLOWED ON TOLO HIGHWAY

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NEW TERRITORIES TAXIS WILL BE ALLOWED TO USE THE TOLO HIGHWAY WHEN IT OPENS TO TRAFFIC NEXT WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

HOWEVER, TAXIS WOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS ALONG THE HIGHWAY BECAUSE OF 24-HOUR CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED ON THE NEW ROAD.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE NEW NT TAXI BOUNDARY DID NOT ENTAIL FURTHER PENETRATION BEYOND THE EXISTING PERMITTED AREAS WITHIN SHA TIN BUT WOULD SHORTEN JOURNEY TIME TO THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL, SHA TIN RACE COURSE AND MEI SHA FERRY PIER.

THE SHA TIN TAXI BOUNDARY WAS EXTENDED IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE ABOVE DESTINATIONS, HE NOTED.

THE REVISED PERMITTED AREA FOR NT TAXIS WAS ENDORSED BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND WAS WELCOMED BY NT TAXI OPERATORS AS WELL AS DISTRICT BOARDS IN SHA TIN, TAI PO AND NORTH DISTRICT, HE ADDED.

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CHUNG YING PERFORMS FOR SHA TIN RESIDENTS

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SHA TIN RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY PERFORMANCES OF THE BI-LINGUAL DRAMA, +1 AM HONG KONG*. BY THE CHUNG YING THEATRE COMPANY WHICH WILL BE TOURING THE DISTRICT FOR A MONTH BETWEEN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER.

THE PLAY IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION AND THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, AND SPONSORED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD.

SEEN AS ONE OF THE DISTRICT’S MOST IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN PROMOTING CULTURE, THE SHOW IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT MUCH INTEREST AND ENHANCE ARTISTIC APPRECIATION AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE FIRST PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 11 (FRIDAY) AT 8 PM IN THE SCHOOL HALL OF THE KIANGSU—CHEKIANG COLLEGE, ADJACENT TO THE WO CHE ESTATE IN SHA TIN.

EIGHT OTHER PERFORMANCES WILL BE PRESENTED IN VARIOUS COMMUNITY HALLS AND SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT, THE DATES, TIMES AND VENUES ARE AS FOLLOWS I

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DATE TIME VENUE

OCTOBER 13 (SUNDAY) 2.30 PM SHA KOK COMMUNITY HALL

OCTOBER 19 (SATURDAY) 8 PM SUN TIN WAI COMMUNITY HALL

OCTOBER 24 (THURSDAY) 8 PM KIANGSU-CHEKIANG COLLEGE (SHA TIN)

OCTOBER 25 (FRIDAY) 8 PM S.K.H. LAM KAU MOU SECONDARY SCHOOL

OCTOBER 26 (SATURDAY) 8 PM POK HONG COMMUNITY HALL

NOVEMBER 1 (FR IDAY) 8 PM IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY COLLEGE (SHA TIN)

NOVEMBER 3 (SUNDAY) 2.30 PM LUNG HANG ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE

NOVEMBER 8 (FR IDAY) 8 PM BUDDHIST WONG WAN TIN COLLEGE

TICKETS AT $3 AND S5 ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE OF THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION AT FLAT G03, LUNG HANG ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN SHA TIN. THE OFFICE OPENS FOR BUSINESS BETWEEN 2 AND 6 PM FROM MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

AS EACH PERFORMANCE IS LIMITED TO 250 SEATS, PARTICIPANTS ARE URGED TO MAKE ADVANCE BOOKINGS ON 0-6066552.

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OPENING OF MOBILE LIBRARY *****

THE SECOND MOBILE LIBRARY OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 3 PM OUTSIDE THE TSUEN WAN PUBLIC LIBRARY, WING HONG HOUSE, FUK LOI ESTATE, TSUEN WAN.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE CF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, DR HO MAN-WUI, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING TOGETHER WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, AND THE INFORMATION SECRETARY OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKBY CLUB, DAVID YAU.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNMENT, UMELCO REVIEWING REDRESS SYSTEM.................. 1

GOVERNOR STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING ......... 2

AUXILIARY SERVICES PROVIDING CRUCIAL SUPPORT - SIR EDWARD ... 4

JULY ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT......... 5

UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY TO PAY VISIT ......................... 7

BRIEFING ON LEGCO ELECTIONS PRESS ARRANGEMENTS............... 9

SECOND MEETING FOR COMMITTEE................................. 1°

LDC STEERING GROUP MljiTS AGAIN ............................. 10

UP IN THE AIR OVER VOTER REGISTRATION ....................... 11

RESIDENTS URGED TO SIGN UP AS VOTERS ........................

TSI,AND EASTERN CORRIDOR EXTENSION PROPOSED ................. 12

TRAFFIC FACILITIES IMPROVED FOR RESIDENTS ................... 13

ACCURATE INFORMATION IN FIRE FIGHTING STRESSED .............. 13

SEIMTNARS FOR ECONOMICS, SCIENCE, CHEMISTRY TEACHERS ........ 14

POSTAL CONTRACT RENEWED .....................................

SPEEDPOST SERVICES EXTENDED .................................

NEW POST OFFICE OPENS ....................................... 15

STAFF MEMBERS TEST AQDATIC SKILLS ........................... 1$

SECOND MOBILE LIBRARY FOR NON-URBAN AREA OPENED ............. 16

COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDS FOR FIVE MINOR PROJECTS .............. 17

CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS PASSING OUT............................ 18

YOUTHS TO TELL OF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE.......................... 18

CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL APPROACH ROADS TO BE CLOSED ............ 19

FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS WATERLOO ROAD PLANNED .................... 20

LANTAU ROAD CLOSURE .........................................

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1985

GOVERNMENT, UMELCO REVIEWING REDRESS SYSTEM * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT AND UMELCO ARE PUTTING THEIR HEADS TOGETHER TO REVIEW THE WHOLE RANGE OF PROCEDURES IN THE REDRESS SYSTEM TO SEE WHETHER IT MEETS THE NEW NEEDS OF HONG KONG OR WHETHER SOME NEW MEASURES SHOULD BE INTRODUCED, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OPENING THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX IN KWUN TONG, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS STILL A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE.

+S0 DON’T THINK THAT WE ARE GOING TO SET THESE THINGS UP TOMORROW,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHY THERE WERE PLANS TO SET UP AN OMBUDSMAN TO SCRUTINISE ADMINISTRATIVE MISCONDUCT, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT NO PLANS HAD BEEN FINALISED YET.

HE SAID: +WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT IS THE WHOLE RANGE OF PROCEDURES, SOME OF WHICH EXIST AND SOME OF WHICH SHOULD BE UPDATED, WHICH ALREADY EXIST AND HOW THEY CAN BE IMPROVED.

+BECAUSE HONG KONG IS CHANGING AND WE WILL HAVE A NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND SO WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO LOOK AT THE SYSTEMS AS WE HAVE NOW, AND DECIDE WHETHER THEY MEET THE NEW NEED OR WHETHER WE SHOULD INTRODUCE SOME NEW MEASURES.

+WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IS, AS YOU KNOW, THAT THERE HAVE BEEN TWO EXERCISES. ONE IS BEING DONE IN THE GOVERNMENT AND ONE IS BEING DONE BY THE UMELCO MEMBERS, AND WE ARE PUTTING OUR HEADS TOGETHER.

+THERE IS QUITE A LOT OF HARD WORK TO BE DONE IN DECIDING WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GO AND THE RESOURCES WHICH THEY WILL TAKE.

+BUT THE WHOLE OBJECT IS TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE.+

ASKED WHETHER THERE WAS A DATE FOR SETTING UP AN OMBUDSMAN, SIR EDWARD SAID: +N0, THERE IS NO DATE FOR SETTING UP THE OMBUDSMAN. NO DECISION HAS YET BEEN TAKEN ON WHETHER TO SET IP THIS PARTICULAR KIND OF OFFICE OR WHETHER TO MAKE SOME MODIFICATION.+

ASKED WHETHER ONE OPTION BEING CONSIDERED WAS AN INDEPENDENT OMBUDSMAN TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS, HE SAID: +THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OPTIONS WHICH WE ARE CONSIDERING.

+WHEN PEOPLE TALK OF OMBUDSMAN OR PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSIONER, THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT SYSTEMS WHICH ARE IN OPERATION AROUND THE WORLD AND WHAT WE SHALL HAVE TO DO IS TO FIND A NEW SYSTEM, IF THAT IS THE WAY WE DECIDE TO GO, WHICH BEST SUITS HONG KONG’S SYSTEMS, BECAUSE THERE ARE ALREADY ARRANGEMENTS.

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♦AS YOU KNOW, THE UMELCO RECEIVE QUITE A LOT OFCOMPLAINTS. THEY HAVE ALREADY A VERY GOOD COMPLAINT SYSTEM AND THEY HAVE A BASIS ON WHICH THEY CAN APPEAL.

+THERE ARE OTHER CHANNELS THROUGH WHICH PEOPLE CAN APPEAL TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND MANY PEOPLE OF COURSE APPEAL TO ME.

+WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS LOOK AT THE WHOLE RANGE AND TRY TO COME OUT WITH A SENSIBLE PATTERN AT THE END OF THE DAY.+

ASKED WHY A REVIEW WAS NEEDED, THE GOVERNOR SAID. *JHE PRESENT UMELCO SYSTEM DOES WORK VERY WELL, BUT LIFE IS CHANGING AND WHENEVER A LIFE CHANGES. AND HONG KONG CHANGING OF COURSE, THE AMOUNT OF ADMINISTRATION WHICH GOES ON AND THE WAY IN WHICH IT AFFECTS PEOPLE’S LIVES IS CHANGING, SO WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD THING TO LOOK AT THE SYSTEM.

+0F COURSE WE REVIEW QUITE A LARGE NUMBER OF THINGS ALL THE TIME IN ORDER TO KEEP THE PLACE EFFICIENT AND ^RY IMPORTANT, RESPONSIVE TO THE WISHES AND THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY, BECAUSE PEOPLE DO WANT TO GET THEIR VIEWS KNOWN AND THEY DO

WANT TO HAVE THEIR COMPLAINTS HEARD.

+WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS SET UP CONTINUE A SYSTEM WHICH WILL ENABLE THAT

ASKED WHETHER THE NCNA WAS INVOLVED EDWARD SAID THE NCNA WAS NOT INVOLVED IN

A SYSTEM OR RATHER TO TO BE DONE.*

IN THE EXERCISE, SIR ANY WAY.

ASKED WHETHER COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT WERE INCREASING, HE SAID: +THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ON MY DESK HAS NOT INCREASED.+

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THE GOVERNMENT SHARED THE EDUCATION COMMISSION’S BELIEF THAT VOCATIONAL TRAINING WAS AS IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY AS GENERAL EDUCATION, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

THAT WAS WHY THE GOVERNMENT HAD ACCEPTED ITS RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THERE SHOULD BE AN EXPANSION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FORM OF ONE-YEAR FULL TIME BASIC CRAFT COURSES IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND TRAINING CENTRES.

SIR EDWARD WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE KOWLOON BAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX,. THE FIRST OF THE TWO MAJOR TRAINING CENTRES TO BE DEVELOPED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

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HE SAID THE PROGRESS AND UPGRADING OF HONG KONG’S INDUSTRY DEPENDED UPON THE SKILLS OF THE WORKFORCE, AND THESE IN TURN DEPENDED ON THE RANGE AND QUALITY OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AVAILABLE.

+THE OPENING OF THIS COMPLEX TESTIFIES TO OUR DETERMINATION TO EXPAND AND IMPROVE INDUSTRIAL TRAINING,* HE SAID.

THE IMPRESSIVE FACILITIES AT THE FIVE TRAINING ELECTRONICS, HOTEL, MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING, AND PRINTING - IN THE NEW COMPLEX WOULD PROVIDE THE WITH THE SKILLED MANPOWER THEY NEEDED, HE SAID.

CENTRES - FOR PLASTICS. INDUSTRIES

♦THEY WILL ALSO PROVIDE FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF HONG KONG TO RECEIVE THE SKILLED TRAINING WHICH THEY WILL REQUIRE FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN INDUSTRY,* HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT HE WAS GLAD TO HEAR THAT THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL NOW HAD PLANS TO EXPAND THE SCOPE OF THE COMPLEX TO INCLUDE TRAINING IN PRECISION TOOLING.

THE PRECISION TOOLING CENTRE, WHEN COMPLETED NEXT YEAR, WOULD PROVIDE TRAINING IN TOOL DESIGN, MANUFACTURE AND MAINTENANCE.

+IT WILL PROMOTE THE FURTHER DIVERSIFICATION AND EFFICIENCY OF HONG KONG’S INDUSTRY,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

SIR EDWARD THEN CONGRATULATED THE COUNCIL. AND OTHERS CONCERNED IN BRINGING THE COMPLEX INTO OPERATION AND WISHED THEM EVERY SUCCESS IN THEIR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS.

IN HIS WELCOMING ADDRESS, THE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, DR FRANCIS TIEN, THANKED THE GOVERNMENT FOR ITS SUPPORT BY PROVIDING FUNDS TO BUILD AND EQUIP THE COMPLEX.

HE SAID THAT THE COUNCIL WAS ALSO GRATEFUL FOR THE MANY DONATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL SECTORS.

THE FIVE CENTRES IN THE NINE-STOREY COMPLEX WILL BE PROVIDING A TOTAL OF 18 FULL-TIME AND TWO PART-TIME COURSES RANGING FROM 30 HOURS TO A YEAR IN LENGTH TO ABOUT 4 000 TRAINEES ANNUALLY.

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HONG KONG’S ABILITY TO COPE SUCCESSFULLY WITH NATURAL DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES DEPENDED IN PART UPON THE VOLUNTEER MEMBERS OF THE AUXILIARY SERVICES WHO PROVIDED CRUCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE REGULAR UNITS, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING.

ADDRESSING THE ANNUAL DINNER OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES. SIR EDWARD SAID TRAINING AND ENTHUSIASM WERE THE KEY ELEMENTS IN THE SUCCESS OF THE AUXILIARIES.

+FROM ALL I HAVE SEEN, PARTICULARLY ON MY VISIT TO YOUR TRAINING CAMP, AND IE -'.RD 0' THE WORK OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES, YOU HAVE INDEED ACHIEVED A VERY HIGH STANDARD IN BOTH RESPECTS,* HE SAID.

THE GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMUNITY MUCH ADMIRED THE WAY THE CAS HAD MET THE CHALLENGES OF THE WIDE RANGE OF ITS TASKS, WHICH INCLUDED CROWD CONTROL, FIGHTING FOREST FIRES, AND CLEANING UP OIL POLLUTION.

THE CAS HAD PROVIDED AN IMPORTANT SERVICE AND WOULD CONTINUE TO HAVE AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN THE FUTURE, THE GOVERNOR SAID.

EARLIER, THE CAS COMMISSIONER, SIR ROGER LOBO, SAID THE SERVICE WAS FULLY ESTABLISHED BOTH IN THE CADET CORPS AND IN THE ADULT SERVICE, INDICATING THAT MORALE WITHIN THE SERVICE WAS HIGH.

STATING THAT THE YEAR HAD BEEN MORE ACTIVE THAN USUAL, HE SAID THAT DURING THE GROUNDING OF ’MV FROSTA DURBAN’, THE CAS WAS MOBILISED TO ASSIST THE MARINE AND FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENTS IN LOADING LARGE DRUMS OF DISPERSANTS AND IN SPRAYING THE SEA TO BREAK UP THE OIL SLICKS AFFECTING THE BEACHES ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF HONG

KONG ISLAND.

THE CAS WAS INVOLVED IN THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WALK FOR A MILLION FROM CAUSEWAY BAY TO TAIKOO SHING, IN WHICH OVER 110 000 WALKERS PARTICIPATED AMD AT WHICH MORE THAN S3.1 MILLION WAS____

RAISED - A RECORD FOR THE COMMUNITY CHEST AND THE GUINNESS BOOK Or RECORDS. • •

SIR ROGER SAID THAT LADY YOUDE WOULD BE VISITING THE CAS TRAINING CENTRE AT YUEN TUN EARLY IN OCTOBER TO OPEN THE ORNAMENTAL GARDEN ND LAK; CONSTRUCTED BY VOLUNTEERS.

LOOKING AHEAD 1986 HE SAID, THE CAS HOPED TO ESTABLISH ITS FIRST ISLAND UNIT ON LANTAU.

♦THERE IS A DEF 1NITE FEELING AMONG MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT THEY WISH TO JOIN ' ' SATION SUCH AS THE CIVIL AID SERVICES,

IN ORDER TO TAKE • 3ART IN THE ACTIVITIES OF THEIR

TERRITORY,* HE SAID.

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JULY ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT * * * * *

THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) IN THE 200 LARGEST FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR REMAINED STABLE IN JULY 1985 COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE WEARING APPAREL AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES SHOWED SOME IMPROVEMENT IN THEIR ORDERS POSITION. HOWEVER, A DECLINE IN THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS WAS REPORTED BY MANUFACTURERS IN THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AS A WHOLE REMAINED STABLE. AMONG INDIVIDUAL INDUSTRIES, INCREASES IN EMPLOYMENT WERE REPORTED IN THE FOOD AND DRINKS INDUSTRY AND, MORE NOTABLY, IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY AS MORE SUMMER WORKERS WERE EMPLOYED. HOWEVER, THESE WERE OFFSET BY DECREASES IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE TEXTILES, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

INCREASES IN PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS WERE REPORTED IN MOST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES MAINLY DUE TO PAYMENTS FOR MORE OVERTIME WORK BY SOME FIRMS. SALARY REVISION AND SEVERANCE PAY ALSO ACCOUNTED FOR PART OF THE INCREASES.

EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR SHOWED A SLIGHT INCREASE AS SOME NEW PROJECTS STARTED WORK, WHILE THAT IN THE SERVICES SECTOR REMAINED STABLE. BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND MOST SERVICES SECTORS INCREASED IN JULY MAINLY DUE TO SALARY REVISION AND PAYMENTS FOR MORE OVERTIME WORK. THE HOTEL SECTOR, HOWEVER, RECORDED A SLIGHT DECLINE IN PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS.

THE PERCENTAGE CHANGES IN ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS ARE SHOWN IN THE TABLES BELOW.

THE SURVEY COVERED A PANEL OF THE 200 LARGEST MANUFACTURING COMPANIES AND THE 50 LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION AND SELECTED SERVICES SECTORS CHOSEN BY REFERENCE TO 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 THEY SHOULD GIVE A USEFUL INDICATION OF THE DIRECTION OF CHANGE FOR A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ECONOMY IN THE SHORT TERM.

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THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JULY 1985 IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, AND THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, AT $1.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AT 3-7212854.

A. ORDERS-ON-HAND IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRY (% CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH) ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) FOR JULY 1985

MAY 1985 JUNE 1985 JULY 1985

WEARING APPAREL, FOOTWEAR EXCEPT * - 1 2 4.44

TEXTILES, EXCEPT APPAREL WEARING * * 4 2.16

PLASTIC PRODUCTS - 1 - 1 4.27

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS - 1 - 4 - 2 3.48

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS - 4 1 - 3 5.10

OTHERS - 1 * * 4.44

ALL ABOVE INDUSTRIES - 2 * * 4.32

B. EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS

PERSONS ENGAGED BY THE COMPANIES SURVEYED PER CAPITA EARNINGS PER CAPITA EARNINGS FOR JULY 1985 hkS

INDUSTRY/SERVICES (% CHANGE MAY JUNE 1985 1985 OVER THE PRECEDING I* JULY MAY JUNE 1985 1985 1985 10NTH) JULY 1985

MANUFACTURING * 1 X -1 -3 3 2 981

FOOD AND DRINKS 1 * 1 6 -3 6 3 893

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WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR * * 5 -4 5 2 546

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL -2 -1 -1 5 -4 1 3 089

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 2 8 7 -19 —8 7 2 649

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 2 3 -3 -2 -2 10 2 672

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS -1 * -1 -4 * 1 2 842

OTHERS 2 1 1 -1 -3 1 3 962

CONSTRUCTION** 1 -1 1 * 2 1 4 458

SERVICES * * * -3 * 8 5 639

BANKS * * * 1 * 5 5 005

HOTELS 1 * * -10 1 -2 3 560

PUBLIC UTILITIES * * * -5 2 11 5 844

OTHERS 1 1 1 * -2 5 6 844

* CHANGES WITHIN +0.5%

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PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY? SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS NOT INCLUDED.

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UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY TO PAY VISIT * * * * *

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT, MR NICHOLAS RIDLEY, WILL VISIT HONG KONG FOR FOUR DAYS STARTING THIS SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 22).

ACCOMPANIED BY MRS RIDLEY, HE WILL BE ARRIVING FROM LONDON ON FLIGHT BR 382, ETA 6.10 PM.

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DURING HIS STAY, MR RIDLEY WILL BE MEETING LOCAL BUSINESSMEN AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ESPECIALLY IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR.

ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) MORNING, MR RIDLEY WILL MEET BANKERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. HE WILL SPEND THE AFTERNOON VISITING THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION AND THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION.

LATER THE SAME DAY, MR RIDLEY WILL GO TO THE LION’S PAVILION IN SHA TIN FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE NEW TOWN, BEFORE MOVING TO ANOTHER VANTAGE POINT AT KAU TO HILL FOR A BRIEFING ON THE MA ON SHAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE TOLO HIGHWAY, DUE TO BE OFFICIALLY OPENED NEXT WEEK.

ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24), MR RIDLEY WILL VISIT THE BRITISH TRADE COMMISSION. HE WILL THEN CALL ON GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND VISIT THE ELECTRONIC ROAD PRICING CONTROL CENTRE TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME.

LATER IN THE DAY, MR RIDLEY WILL TOUR THE EASTERN DISTRICT INCLUDING THE TAIKOO SHING CITY PLAZA AND WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE DISTRICT’S DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TRANSPORT NETWORK.

PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE FOR PEKING ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25), MR RIDLEY WILL MEET THE MEDIA AT THE AIRPORT VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER MR RIDLEY’S VISIT:

1. ARRIVAL AT KAI TAK

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE ARRIVAL SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING BY 5.20 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 22).

2. VISIT TO SHA TIN

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CARPARK AT 2.45 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23). THOSE TRAVELLING ON THEIR OWN SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE LION’S PAVILION BY 3.45 PM.

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3. TOUR OF EASTERN DISTRICT

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE TA I KOO SHING CITY PLAZA AT TA I KOO SHING ROAD AT 3 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

4. PRESS CONFERENCE AT AIRPORT

MR RIDLEY WILL MEET THE MEDIA IN THE AIRPORT VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT 11.45 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) BEFORE DEPARTING FOR PEKING ON FLIGHT CA 106, ETD 12.25 PM. THOSE COVERING THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR AT 11.15 AM.

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BRIEFING ON LEGCO ELECTIONS PRESS ARRANGEMENTS * * * *

A BRIEFING ON THE ARRANGEMENTS TO FACILITATE THE MEDIA COVERING THE FORTHCOMING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT WEEK WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AT 4 PM AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

THE BRIEFING WILL BE GIVEN BY PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (ELECTORAL SERVICES) OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH, MR LEE LAP-SUN J PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (GENERAL) OF CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR C.M. LEUNG AND THE ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (NEWS) OF GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JIMMIE MARSHALL.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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SECOND MEETING FOR COMMITTEE * * *

THE WAYS AND MEANS SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD ITS SECOND MEETING ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

IT WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE CONCEPT OF THE PROVISIONAL ACCEPTABLE LEVEL (PAL) OF EXPENDITURE AS A BUDGET MANAGEMENT TOOL.

THE MEETING, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WILL START AT 2.30 PM IN THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBER, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

LDC STEERING GROUP MEETS AGAIN * * *

THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION STEERING GROUP, CHAIRED BY THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS, MR JOHN TODD, HELD ITS SECOND MEETING TODAY (FRIDAY) TO LOOK INTO ALL ASPECTS RELATED TO THE SETTING UP OF THE CORPORATION.

THE MEETING CONSIDERED INTERIM REPORTS BY THE WORKING GROUP ON HOUSING AND THE SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES WORKING GROUP. THEY SOUGHT ADVICE FROM MEMBERS OF THE STEERING GROUP ON THE QUESTIONS OF REHOUSING POLICY AND COMPENSATION AND ON MATTERS RELATING TO SHAREHOLDING AND VALUATION.

MEMBERS ADVISED THAT THE TWO WORKING GROUPS WOULD CONTINUE THEIR DELIBERATIONS AND REPORT BACK TO THE STEERING GROUP AT ITS NEXT MEETING ON NOVEMBER 1.

IT WAS ALSO AGREED THAT AN INTERIM REPORT SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SUBMISSION TO-THE LAND AND BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THE TWO GROUPS WHO SUBMITTED INTERIM REPORTS AT TODAY’S MEETING ARE AMONG THREE ALREADY FORMED. THE THIRD IS LOOKING INTO ORGANISATIONAL MATTERS RELATING TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

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UP IN THE AIR OVER VOTER REGISTRATION

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A LARGE HELIUM BALLOON WILL AGAIN BE FLOATED IN KWAI CHUNG TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO PUBLICISE THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT.

MEASURING ABOUT SIX BY TWO METRES, THE BALLOON WITH THE VOTER REGISTRATION MESSAGE WILL BE FLOATED IN HANG PING STREET AS PART OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICE TO ATTRACT POTENTIAL VOTERS.

ON THE SAME DAY, A SPECIAL EVENT FEATURING A +MALIBU+ CAR RACE AND A VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD AT 7 PM IN THE SHEK LEI ESTATE RECREATION GROUND NO. 9.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COMMISSIONER, MR CHAN SUI-JEUNG, AND KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR LAM KIN-MING, WILL ATTEND THE CAR RACE.

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RESIDENTS URGED TO SIGN UP AS VOTERS * * * X

EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, TONIGHT (FRIDAY) CALLED ON PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT YET SIGNED UP AS VOTERS IN THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE TO DO SO IMMEDIATELY.

♦THERE ARE ONLY TEN MORE DAYS BEFORE THE EXERCISE ENDS, AND THOSE WHO FAIL TO REGISTER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO VOTE IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION NEXT MARCH,+ HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT A SWITCHING-ON CEREMONY AT TAIKOO SHING CITY PLAZA TONIGHT TO LIGHT UP A GIANT MID-AUTUMN LANTERN, MR LEUNG SAID THAT MORE PEOPLE SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG.

ANYONE WHO HAS REACHED OR WILL BE 21 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR AND WHO HAS BEEN LIVING IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS CAN REGISTER AS A VOTER.

MR LEUNG ALSO REMINDED REGISTERED VOTERS WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR ADDRESS OR PERSONAL PARTICULARS TO NOTIFY THE REGISTRATION OFFICE, OR OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS FROM THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS BRANCH OFFICES IN CAUSEWAY BAY, SHAU KEI WAN AND CHAI WAN.

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AT TONIGHT’S CEREMONY, MR LEUNG, TOGETHER WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM SWIRE PROPERTIES AND AMERICAN EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATION SWITCHED ON THE LIGHTS TO THE MID-AUTUMN LANTERN, WHICH FEATURES DRAGON AND PHEONIX DESIGNS.

THE LANTERN, WHICH WAS SPECIALLY SHIPPED TO HONG KONG FROM FOSHAN IN CHINA, WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS.

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ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR EXTENSION PROPOSED * * * * *

PLANS TO CONSTRUCT AN EXTENSION TO THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR BETWEEN SHAU KEI WAN AND PAK CHAI WAN WERE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE PROPOSED DUAL TWO-LANE PRIMARY DISTRIBUTOR ROAD, ELEVATED MOST THE WAY, WILL LINK THE PRESENT SHAU KEI WAN SECTION WITH AN EXISTING VIADUCT AT PAK CHAI WAN.

LOCAL SERVICE ROADS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN A KUNG NGAM, AND A LOOP ROAD LINK WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ACCESS TO THE HENG FA CHUEN DEVELOPMENT.

ALSO INCLUDED WILL BE AN ACCESS BRIDGE ACROSS THE CORRIDOR IN LYEMUN BARRACKS.

LANDSCAPING WORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND DRAINAGE, SEWERAGE AND OTHER SERVICES WILL BE INSTALLED TO CATER FOR PRESENT AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME OF THE PROJECT MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG; DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, HONG KONG NORTH, HARBOUR CENTRE, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG; EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 880-886 KING’S ROAD, GROUND FLOOR AND FIRST FLOOR; AND EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, SHAU KEI WAN SUB-OFFICE, 243 SHAU KEI WAN ROAD, GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG.

OBJECTIONS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY NOVEMBER 19.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1985

TRAFFIC FACILITIES IMPROVED FOR RESIDENTS *****

IMPROVEMENTS WERE MADE TO A BUS STOP AND A CORNER KERBSIDE IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT RECENTLY AFTER CIVIC-MINDED RESIDENTS WROTE TO THE DISTRICT BOARD.

USING THE +MY SUGGESTIONS TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD* POSTGRAMMES, A RESIDENT OBSERVED THAT THE DESIGN OF THE QUEUE RAILING AT A BUS STOP NEAR POKFULAM VILLAGE CAUSED CONFUSION DURING RUSH HOURS.

FOLLOWING INVESTIGATIONS BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY, MODIFICATIONS WERE MADE TO PROVIDE SEPARATE QUEUE RAILINGS FOR CENTRAL-BOUND AND MID-LEVELS-BOUND BUSES. BUS DRIVERS HAVE ALSO BEEN ADVISED TO PULL UP AT THE CORRECT SPOTS WHEN SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS.

IN ANOTHER CASE, A RESIDENT FELT THAT VEHICLES TURNING LEFT FROM ISLAND ROAD JUNCTION INTO REPULSE BAY ROAD WERE SOMETIMES FORCED TO MOUNT THE PAVEMENT CORNER BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF MANOEUVRING SPACE. THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT LOOKED INTO THE MATTER AND WORK WAS CARRIED OUT TO ROUND OFF THE KERBLINE TO FACILITATE SMOOTHER TURNING MOVEMENTS FOR VEHICLES.

A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE POSTGRAMME SCHEME WAS IDEAL FOR RESIDENTS TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS ON DISTRICT ISSUES.

+THE POSTAGE-FREE POSTGRAMMES, PUBLISHED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, ARE OBTAINABLE AT MORE THAN 50 DISTRIBUTION POINTS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT,* HE SAID.

+THESE INCLUDE THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES, POST OFFICES, A FEW SELECTED GOVERNMENT OFFICES, COMMUNITY HALLS, MAJOR BANKS, RESTAURANTS, PETROL FILLING STATIONS AND SOME LOCAL ORGANISATIONS,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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ACCURATE INFORMATION IN FIRE FIGHTING STRESSED

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THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT CANNOT MAINTAIN AN EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT SERVICE WITHOUT ACCURATE INFORMATION AND EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION, CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS COMMAND, MR JOHN BREDBURY, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE GRADUATION OF 17 SENIOR FIREWOMEN AND FIREMEN OF THE FIRE SERVICES COMMUNICATION CENTRE WHO HAD COMPLETED NINE WEEKS OF TRAINING AT THE KOWLOON BAY FIRE STATION.

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WHILE CONGRATULATING THE RECRUITS, MR BREDBURY WARNED THEM THERE WERE MANY NEW CHALLENGES AHEAD OF THEM.

+FOR THE MOST PART YOUR DUTIES WILL BE TO DESPATCH FIRE APPLIANCES AND AMBULANCES TO THE MANY EMERGENCIES WHICH OCCUR EVERY DAY. AND YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN AN EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM DURING SUCH EMERGENCIES.

+FOR WITHOUT ACCURATE INFORMATION AND EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION, THE DEPARTMENT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN AN EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.-*-

MR BREDBURY SAID THAT WITH PERSEVERANCE THE RECRUITS COULD ADJUST THEIR SOCIAL LIVES TO THE NEED OF THE SERVICE AND FIND THE NEW VOCATION A VERY REWARDING EXPERIENCE.

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SEMINARS FOR ECONOMICS, SCIENCE, CHEMISTRY TEACHERS

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE HOLDING SEMINARS ON ECONOMICS, SCIENCE AND CHEMISTRY WITH THE FIRST, ON QUANTITY THEORY OF MONEY FOR HONG KONG ADVANCED LEVEL ECONOMICS TEACHERS, BEING HELD AT THE LECTURE THEATRE OF HONG KONG UNIVERSITY TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE SEMINAR, THE EIGHTH IN THE SERIES, WILL AGAIN BE JOINTLY HELD BY THE ECONOMICS AND ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION OF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE AND THE HONG KONG EXAMINATION AUTHORITY. IT WILL FOCUS ON VARIOUS TOPICS IN THE 1986 HONG KONG ADVANCED LEVEL ECONOMICS SYLLABUS.

ANOTHER SEMINAR ON SCIENCE TEACHING FOR NEW TEACHERS WILL BE HELD AT HO LAP COLLEGE IN SAN PO KONG ON OCTOBER 26.

ORGANISED BY THE SCIENCE SUBJECTS SECTION OF THE ADVISORY INSPECTORATE IT IS AIMED AT INTRODUCING VARIOUS ASPECTS OF SCIENCE TEACHING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO NEW TEACHERS OF PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY, HUMAN BIOLOGY AND INTEGRATED SCIENCE.

FOUR REPEATED SEMINARS ON INTRODUCTION TO TEACHER ASSESSMENT SCHEME FOR ADVANCED LEVEL CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL WILL BE JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG EXAMINATION AUTHORITY, THE DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN EDUCATION OF HONG KONG UNIVERSITY AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE AIM OF THE SEMINAR, DESIGNED FOR ADVANCED LEVEL CHEMISTRY TEACHERS, IS TO INTRODUCE THE NATURE OF THE TEACHER ASSESSMENT SCHEME INCLUDING ITS PHILOSOPHY, OPERATION AND SUPERVISION.

THE SEMINARS WILL BE HELD AT THE SCIENCE TEACHING CENTRE AT PAK FUK ROAD, NORTH POINT, BETWEEN OCTOBER 5 AND 26.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1985

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POSTAL CONTRACT RENEWED

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THE HONG KONG POST OFFICE HAS RENEWED A ™*EE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH CROWN AGENTS STAMP COMPANY FOR PRODUCING POSTAGE STAMPS AND FOR MARKETING PHILATELIC ITEMS AROUND THE WORLD.

THE NEW CONTRACT WAS SIGNED RECENTLY BY THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR H.G. ARDLEY, AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE CROWN AGENTS STAMP COMPANY, MR BRYAN COLLINGS, AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE.

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SPEEDPOST SERVICES EXTENDED * * * *

SPEEDPOST SERVICES TO BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND WILL BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE GUERNSEY, JERSEY AND ISLE OF MAN FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23), A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

+ITEMS WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEES ON THE SECOND WORKING DAY AFTER POSTING. BOTH ’CONTRACT’ AND ’ON DEMAND’ SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE,* HE SAID.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT PER ITEM IS 15 KILOGRAMMES AND THE POSTAL RATES ARE:

* ITEM WEIGHING UNDER 25OG :$85

* ITEM WEIGHING BETWEEN 25OG AND 500G :$95

* EACH SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONAL 500G :S25

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108.

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NEW POST OFFICE OPENS * * *

POSTAL SERVICES IN TAI KOK TSUI HAVE BEEN IMPROVED WITH THE OPENING OF A NEW POST OFFICE IN THE AREA TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE 102TH IN HONG KONG, THE NEW POST OFFICE PROVIDES THE NORMAL RANGE OF COUNTER SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC.

OPENING HOURS ARE FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AND 9 AM TO 1 PM ON SATURDAY.

OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S OPENING WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, MR CHOW CHUN-FAI, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR HUGH ARDLEY, AND THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1985

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STAFF MEMBERS TEST AQUATIC SKILLS * * * *

AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT STAFF TURNED OUT IN FORCE THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON TO TEST THEIR AQUATIC SKILLS AT THE ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA AT THE LAI CHI KOK PARK SWIMMING POOL.

MORE THAN 200 MALE AND FEMALE STAFF MEMBERS TOOK PART IN THE 11 EVENTS OF THE GALA, THE 18TH ORGANISED BY THE AFD STAFF CLUB.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY’S EVENTS WAS AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL INVITATION RELAY, IN WHICH TEAMS FROM THE FIRE SERVICES, WATER SUPPLIES, HOUSING AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS COMPETED.

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, PRESENTED PRIZES AND SOUVENIRS TO WINNERS AT INDIVIDUAL EVENTS.

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RESIDENTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA WILL HAVE BETTER LIBRARY SERVICE FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WHEN THE SECOND MOBILE LIBRARY OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT COMES INTO OPERATION.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING TODAY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE RECREATION AND CULTURE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, DR HO MAN-WUI, SAID THERE WERE AT PRESENT 15 PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND ONE MOBILE LIBRARY SERVING THE NINE DISTRICTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA.

TO COMPLEMENT THE SERVICES OF THE STATIC LIBRARIES, THE DEPARTMENT INTRODUCED.A MOBILE LIBRARY IN 1981.

+WITH THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT AND POPULATION GROWTH IN THE NEW TOWNS IN THE PAST FEW YEARS, THERE IS AN INCREASING NEED TO EXTEND THE MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE,* HE SAID.

REFERRING TO THE NEW LIBRARY, HE SAID IT COULD HOLD SOME 4 000 BOOKS - SEVERAL HUNDRED MORE THAN THE EXISTING ONE. ITS WIDE RANGE OF CHINESE AND ENGLISH BOOKS WOULD BE REPLENISHED DAILY FROM A COMPREHENSIVE STOCK OF OVER 26 000 VOLUMES AT ITS TSUEN WAN BASE.

FOR THE COMFORT OF USERS, THE MOBILE LIBRARY WOULD BE AIR-CONDITIONED WHEN STATIONARY, DR HO SAID. AS FROM TOMORROW, THE NEW LIBRARY WOULD BE JOINING THE EXISTING ONE TO CALL AT 24 STOPS IN THE NON-URBAN AREA.

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HE THANKED THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB FOR ITS GENEROUS DONATION WITHOUT WHICH, HE ADDED, THE PROJECT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.

JOINING DR HO AT THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, AND THE INFORMATION SECRETARY OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, MR DAVID YAU.

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COUNCIL APPROVES FUNDS FOR FIVE MINOR PROJECTS

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THE CAPITAL WORKS SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS GIVEN APPROVAL TO SPEND $2.3 MILLION UNDER THE MINOR PROJECTS BLOCK VOTE TO MEET THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS OF FIVE PROJECTS IN THE URBAN AREA.

AT THE COMMITTEE’S MEETING TODAY, CHAIRED BY MR AUGUSTINE CHUNG, MEMBERS NOTED THAT THREE OF THE PROJECTS ARE ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND TWO IN KOWLOON.

THE ONES OF THE ISLAND INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO TEMPORARY BASKETBALL COURTS ON A 1 400-SQUARE-METRE SITE IN ELECTRIC ROAD, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SITTING-OUT AREA AT THE STAR FERRY CONCOURSE IN CENTRAL AND THE LANDSCAPING OF AN OPEN SPACE AT TAI TAM RESERVOIR ROAD.

THE PROJECTS IN KOWLOON ARE THE REFURBISHMENT OF THE PAK HOI STREET PUBLIC TOILET AND BATHHOUSE AND THE RENOVATION OF THE POLYTECHNIC DENTAL TECHNOLOGY BUILDING WHICH HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY THE SCIENCE MUSEUM OFFICE AS SUPPORTING FACILITIES’ FOR THE PERMANENT MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THESE PROJECTS IS EXPECTED TO START IN LATE 1985 FOR COMPLETION IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR.

A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID THE MINOR PROJECTS BLOCK VOTE IS INTENDED TO COVER EXPENDITURE FOR MINOR WORKS PROJECTS AS WELL AS TO IMPROVE EXISTING FACILITIES.

A PROVISION OF $35 MILLION HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO THE VOTE FOR 1985/86 BY THE URBAN COUNCIL. AND DURING THE FIVE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED AUGUST THIS YEAR, ABOUT $6 MILLION HAD ALREADY BEEN SPENT.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1985

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CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS PASSING OUT XXX

THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR DAVID JEAFFRESON, WILL TAKE THE SALUTE AT THE PASSING-OUT PARADE OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECRUIT OFFICERS AT THE STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE IN STANLEY TOMORROW (SATURDAY) MORNING.

ON PARADE WILL BE 15 OFFICERS AND 73 ASSISTANT OFFICERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED SIX MONTHS OF BASIC TRAINING.

MR JEAFFRESON WILL ADDRESS THE PARADE AND PRESENT SILVER WHISTLES TO THE TWO BEST RECRUITS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PASSING-OUT PARADE AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE CSD STAFF TRAINING INSTITUTE, 47 TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY.

TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE THE CSD HEADQUARTERS AT GUARDIAN HOUSE, 32 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT 9 AM SHARP.

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YOUTHS TO TELL OF TRAVEL EXPERIENCE * X X *

THE 24 RECIPIENTS OF THE HOMESTAY SCHOLARSHIP, OFFERED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND SPONSORED BY CINEMA CITY COMPANY, WILL BE GIVING A REVIEW TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT BROADCASTING HOUSE OF THEIR RECENT EXPERIENCE OF TRAVELLING TO SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES.

THE OUTSTANDING YOUNGSTERS HAVE BEEN TO COUNTRIES OF THEIR OWN CHOICE LIKE NEPAL, INDIA, SINGAPORE, SRI LANKA, MALAYSIA AND JAPAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT AT 2 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT BROADCASTING HOUSE, RTHK.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 19T

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CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL APPROACH ROADS TO BE CLOSED * * * * *

THE APPROACH ROADS OF THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DURING THE FOLLOWING PERIODS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HUNG HING ROAD FLYOVER:

MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) — 1 AM TO 6 AM

# THE APPROACH ROAD LINKING THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL AND THE CANAL ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

VEHICLES FROM THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE CAUSEWAY BAY SLIP ROAD, VICTORIA PARK ROAD EASTBOUND, GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER AND GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND TO REJOIN CANAL ROAD FLYOVER. VEHICLES ON CANAL ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE DOWN RAMP TO VICTORIA PARK ROAD EASTBOUND, GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER, GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND AND THE FLYOVER LEADING TO CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL.

* THE SLIP ROADS LEADING FROM THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL TO NORTH POINT AND CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE CAUSEWAY BAY SLIP ROAD, VICTORIA PARK ROAD EASTBOUND AND GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER. TRAFFIC HEADING FOR CENTRAL WILL HAVE TO PROCEED TO GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND WHILE TRAFFIC HEADING FOR NORTH POINT WILL BE DIVERTED TO GLOUCESTER ROAD SOUTHBOUND AND CAUSEWAY ROAD.

TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) -- 1 AM TO 6 AM

THE APPROACH ROAD LEADING FROM GLOUCESTER ROAD TO CROSSHARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. VEHICLES ON GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE CANAL ROAD FLYOVER INTERCHANGE, CANAL ROAD EAST, CANAL ROAD WEST AND CANAL ROAD FLYOVER TO CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL.

WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) — 1 AM TO 6 AM

THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL TO CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. VEHICLES FROM THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE SLIP ROAD TO HAPPY VALLEY, CANAL ROAD FLYOVER, CANAL ROAD EAST, MORRISON HILL ROAD, TIN LOK LANE AND HENNESSY ROAD TO CAUSEWAY BAY.

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FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS WATERLOO ROAD PLANNED * * * * *

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO CONSTRUCT TWO COVERED FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS WATERLOO ROAD AT DERBY ROAD AND DURHAM ROAD TO PROVIDE GRADE-SEPARATED PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS IN THE AREA.

AS PART OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT, THE SECTION OF DERBY ROAD BETWEEN CHESTER ROAD AND WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ACCOMMODATE THE EASTERN RAMP AND STAIRCASE OF THE FOOTBRIDGE.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT ARE MODIFICATIONS TO THE FOOTPATH, ROAD JUNCTIONS AND CENTRAL DIVIDER ALONG WATERLOO ROAD NEAR THE FOOTBRIDGES, AND THE RELOCATION OF AFFECTED BUS BAYS ALONG WATERLOO ROAD.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME OF THE PROJECT MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG । AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON WEST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON? AND AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, 141-143 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, KOWLOON.

OBJECTION SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY NOVEMBER 19.

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LANTAU ROAD CLOSURE * * *

A SECTION OF NGONG PING ROAD FROM ABOUT 400 METRES TO ABOUT 760 METRES OFF THE JUNCTION OF NGONG PING ROAD AND SHAM WAT ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) TO OCTOBER 25.

IT WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 9 AM TO 11.30 AM AND FROM 1 45 PM TO 5 PM DAILY EXCEPT SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS TO FACILITATE ROAD WIDENING WORK.

THE SAME SECTION WILL AGAIN BE CLOSED FROM NOVEMBER 4 TO 8.

DURING THE CLOSURE, NORMAL DIRECT BUS SERVICES TO AND FROM THE PO LIN MONASTERY IN NGONG PING WILL BE SUSPENDED. HOWEVER, SHUTTLE BUS SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE LOWER END OF THE ROAD FOR PASSENGERS TO AND FROM THE MUI WO FERRY PIER AND AT THE UPPER END OF THE ROAD TO TAKE PASSENGERS TO AND FROM THE MONASTERY.

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS WILL BE MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE ROAD

SECTION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR TO OPEN NT TRUNK ROAD SECTION ......................... 1

FS TO SPEAK ON BUDGET UPDATE.................................... 1

CONCERN VOICED OVER INCREASING JUVENILE CRIME .................. 2

FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE COMMENDED ................................ 3

APPROVAL GIVEN TO BUY AMBULANCE MOTORCYCLES..................... 3

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE AT CHARITY WALK ....................... 4

TUEN MUN DB SECRETARIAT MOVES .................................. 4

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS FETCH 3452 500 FOR CHARITY.................. 5

LIAO TO RUN IN TSUEN WAN MARATHON .............................. 6

ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA FOR YOUNG AND OLD ................... 6

KOWLOON CITY TO HOLD SWIMMING GALA ............................. 7

BUILDING CONTRACTOR FINED 35 000 FOR MOSQJJITO BREEDING...... 8

MORE LAND TO BE FORMED AT SAI KUNG.............................. 9

ROAD REOPENED .................................................. 9

BOWEN ROAD TRAFFIC CHANGES ................................ 9

CHANGES TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW............................... 10

SOCCER PITCH TEMPORARILY CLOSED ............................... 10

FIRING PRACTICE................................................ 10

TENDERS FOR LIGHT REFRESHMENT SALE AT BEACH ................... 11

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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GOVERNOR TO OPEN NT TRUNK ROAD SECTION til

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL OPEN THE SHA TIN TO FANLING SECTION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES TRUNK ROAD ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) AT 3.30 PM.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON THE TRUNK ROAD NEAR THE TOLO HARBOUR FERRY PIER AT MA LIU SHU I, OPPOSITE THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

NOTE TO ED ITORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

AS THE PRESS STAND IS ABOUT 35 FEET FROM THE DAIS AND THE PLAQUE WHICH WILL BE UNVEILED BY THE GOVERNOR, IT IS ADVISABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS TO BRING TELE-LENSES.

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE AND THOSE WISHING TO USE THIS FACILITY SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CARPARK AT 2 PM SHARP. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, WILL GIVE HIS MID-YEAR REVIEW OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC SITUATION AT THE HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION DINNER AT THE JADE BALLROOM, FURAMA HOTEL, ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AT 9.15 PM.

SIR JOHN WILL MEET THE MEDIA AT THE PEARL ROOM AFTER HIS SPEECH.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY’S SPEECH AND THE MEET THE MEDIA SESSION AFTERWARDS.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE COMMENDED

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YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN MR TAI KUEN, TODAY (SATURDAY) COMMENDED THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE FOR ITS CONTINUOUS EFFORTS IN PROMOTING CRIME PREVENTION IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE PAST 12 YEARS.

SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN MR TAI SAID THE COMMITTEE S EFFORTS HAD RESULTED IN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CRIME PREVENTION AMONG RESIDENTS.

+IT HAD ALSO UNDERLINED THE IMPORTANCE OF MUTUAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THE PUBLIC AND THE POL ICE,+ HE SAID.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME^ COMMITTEE MR LEUNG SHUI-FAT SAID THE COMMITTEE AND THE POLICE WILL BE SELECTING A NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS TO IMPLEMENT A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME.

THE SCHEME ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO HELP ^*CH OTHER PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY AND TO RAISE THE ALARM WHEN A CRIME IS COMMITTED.

THE FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN WAS LAUNCHED TODAY WITH A POP CONCERT FOR ABOUT 900 RESIDENTS.

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APPROVAL GIVEN TO BUY AMBULANCE MOTORCYCLES

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THE AMBULANCE SERVICE REVIEW STEERING GROUP HAS GIVEN APPROVAL FOR THE PURCHASE OF SEVEN AMBULANCE AID MOTORCYCLES FOR THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S AMBULANCE COMMAND.

THEY WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT THE EXISTING FLEET OF AMBULANCES IN AREAS WHERE ACCESS IS HAMPERED BY TRAFFIC CONGESTION OR OTHER CAUSES.

THE MOTORCYCLES WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH RADIO AND LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT TO PROVIDE STABILISING TREATMENT TO INJURED PERSONS BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF AN AMBULANCE.

A FULL EVALUATION OF THE SCHEME WILL BE CARRIED OUT TO ENSURE THAT IT IS APPLIED IN AREAS OF GREATEST NEED AND THAT MAXIMUM BENEFIT TO THE PUBLIC IS ACHIEVED. IF SUCCESSFUL CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO EXTENDING THE SCHEME.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE AT CHARITY WALK

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STAFF OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL SET UP A VOTER REGISTRATION COUNTER NEAR THE MA LIU SHU I PIER TOMORROW (SUNDAY) MORNING TO REMIND PARTICIPANTS OF THE TOLO HIGHWAY COMMUNITY CHEST WALK TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

THE ON-THE-SPOT COUNTER WILL BE OPENED BETWEEN 8 AM AND 11 AM TO FACILITATE THE REGISTRATION OF ELIGIBLE VOTERS.

SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFIQER, MR LAM WOON-KWONG, TODAY (SATURDAY) URGED PARTICIPANTS TO REGISTER AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

+THOSE WHO ARE OR WILL BE 21 YEARS OLD BEFORE DECEMBER 31 THIS YEAR AND HAVE LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS, SHOULD REGISTER SO THAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTION NEXT MARCH,+ HE SAID.

HE ALSO REMINDED REGISTERED VOTERS WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR ADDRESS TO FILL IN NEW FORMS AT THE COUNTER.

IN ADDITION, SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF HAD BEEN CARRYING OUT A SERIES OF DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT SINCE MID-AUGUST. THEY WILL CONTINUE THIS EXERCISE UNTIL THE CURRENT REGISTRATION DRIVE ENDS ON OCTOBER 1.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE TO ENCOURAGE SHA TIN DISTRICT RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP AT A SPECIAL COUNTER NEAR THE MA LIU SHU I PIER DURING THE TOLO HIGHWAY COMMUNITY CHEST WALK TOMORROW (SUNDAY) BETWEEN 8 AM AND U AM^_

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TUEN MUN DB SECRETARIAT MOVES

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THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT IS MOVING TO THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE NEW TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, NO. 1, TUEN HI ROAD.

THE NEW OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) AND THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS 0-4513064.

MEANWHILE, THE EXISTING TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE WU KING-BUTTERFLY SUB-OFFICE AND PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE COUNTER WILL MOVE TO THE BUTTERFLY ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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THE SUB-OFFICE WILL BE LOCATED IN ROOM 108 ON THE FIRST FLOOR WHILE THE PESC WILL BE LOCATED AT THE ENQUIRY COUNTER OF THE COMMUNITY CENTRE.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR THE SUB-OFFICE ARE 0-851503 AND 0-844101 WHILE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE PESC IS 0-851530.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS FETCH $452 500 FOR CHARITY

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THIRTY-FIVE SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD BY AUCTION THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING FOR A TOTAL OF $452 500 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY.

THE AUCTION HELD AT THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER CK2 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $85 000.

ANOTHER NUMBER DC33 WAS SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $50 000.

THE FOLLOWING OTHER SPECIAL PR ICES: REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD AT THE

$ $ $

DF398 3 500 AY6918 2 000 DF7778 5 000

DE6663 4 500 DF322 12 000 DG635 4 000

DF501 3 500 3871 11 500 DG992 5 500

DC9 40 000 DF928 13 000 DD8822 30 000

DE8662 3 500 DF2138 7 000 DG2028 8 500

BP6199 4 500 DF1698 5 000 DD7117 14 000

DE8828 10 000 w 3133 31 000 DG981 6 500

DF812 6 000 DG103 6 000 3182 12 000

AL171 7 000 DF701 4 500 AL3386 5 000

AR 902 4 000 DF866 4 500 DD2992 14 500

DF712 3 500 DG168 21 500 DF2928 4 500

THE TRANSPORT

BY

TODAY’S SALE WAS THE 99TH ORGANISED ____

DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, AND BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY REALISED SO FAR TO $34 846 732.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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LIAO TO RUN IN TSUEN WAN MARATHON

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SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WILL BE AMONG THE DIGNITARIES TAKING PART IN A SPECIAL MARATHON RELAY RACE IN TSUEN WAN ON OCTOBER 6 (SUNDAY) IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND AREA COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN WILL ALSO RUN IN THE RACE, DIVIDED INTO ABOUT 30 SECTIONS, FROM SHAM TSENG TO THE YEUNG UK ROAD SPORTSGROUND.

MR LIAO AND THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN, WHO IS ALSO CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S 1985 IYY CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, WILL BE RUNNING IN THE FINAL LEG OF THE MARATHON RELAY.

THEY WILL ALSO OFFICIATE AT A CEREMONY AFTER THE RACE HIGHLIGHTING THE DAY’S PROGRAMME.

VARIOUS ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD AT THE YEUNG UK ROAD SPORTSGROUND TO ENTERTAIN PARTICIPANTS AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC. THERE WILL BE A YOUTH PARADE AND PERFORMANCES BY STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE TSUEN WAN IYY CIVIC DAY MARATHON RELAY AT 11 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, FOU WAH CENTRE, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN. CHAIRMAN OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT 1985 IYY CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN WILL HOST THE PRESS CONFERENCE. YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

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ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA FOR YOUNG AND OLD * * * *

BOTH YOUNG AND OLD IN THE TSZ WAN SHAN AREA WILL ENJOY AN ENTERTAINING EVENING AT A VARIETY SHOW IN THE TSZ WAN SHAN CENTRAL PLAYGROUND TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THE SHOW WILL MARK THE OPENING OF THE TSZ WAN SHAN ELDERLY AND YOUTH EXTRAVAGANZA ORGANISED BY THE THREE AREA COMMITTEES OF TSZ WAN SHAN AND THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

/SPONSORED BY........

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2l, 1985'

SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE EVENT AIMS AT ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS’ PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES AND TO PROMOTE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE YOUNG AND OLD.

THERE WILL BE PERFORMANCES BY WELL-KNOWN SINGERS, DANCING AND INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCES BY STUDENTS, ACROBATIC AND MAGIC SHOWS AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PHILIP CHOK, TSZ WAN SHAN POLICE DIVISIONAL COMMANDER, MR J. ROBINSON, DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, AND THE CHAIRMEN OF THREE TSZ WAN SHAN AREA COMMITTEES WILL BE AMONG THE GUESTS OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY.

OTHER ACTIVITIES OF THE TSZ WAN SHAN ELDERLY AND YOUTH EXTRAVAGANZA INCLUDE A MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION BANQUET, A LAUNCH PICNIC, A VISIT TO THE NEW TERRITORIES, A VEGETARIAN FEAST, AND A COMPETITION FOR THE OLDEST RESIDENT IN TSZ WAN SHAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE TSZ WAN SHAN ELDERLY AND YOUTH EXTRAVAGANZA OPENING CEREMONY AND VARIETY SHOW AT THE TSZ WAN SHAN CENTRAL PLAYGROUND TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT 8 PM.

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KOWLOON CITY TO HOLD SWIMMING GALA X * * X

MORE THAN 250 RESIDENTS, STUDENTS AND WORKERS IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT WILL TAKE PART IN A SWIMMING GALA AT THE TAI WAN SHAN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT’S RECREATION AND SPORTS COUNCIL, THE SWIMMING GALA WILL FEATURE NUMEROUS EVENTS AND RACES.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE HOUSING, URBAN SERVICES, SOCIAL WELFARE, POLICE AND IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENTS WILL TAKE PART IN AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL RELAY RACE.

/URBAN COUNCILLOR........

SATUHDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR PAO PING-WING, AND AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DIANA TONG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE STARTING CEREMONY AT 1.30 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SWIMMING GALA TO BE HELD AT 1.30 PM TOMORROW (SUNDAY) IN THE TAI WAN SHAN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX, DYER AVENUE, HUNG HOM.

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BUILDING CONTRACTOR FINED $5 000 FOR MOSQUITO BREEDING *****

A BUILDING CONTRACTOR COMPANY WAS FINED $5 000 BY A KWUN TONG MAGISTRATE FOR ALLOWING MOSQUITO BREEDING AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE AT NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE.

THE COURT WAS TOLD THAT THE DEFENDANT HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH SIMILAR OFFENCES ON EIGHT PREVIOUS OCCASIONS SINCE AUGUST 1983, RESULTING IN A TOTAL FINE OF 321 500.

COMMENTING ON THE CASE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL SAID THAT TO ALLOW MOSQUITO BREEDING IS NOT ONLY ANTI-SOCIAL BUT ALSO COSTLY.

+UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, OFFENDERS OF SUCH OFFENCE ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000,+ HE WARNED.

THE SPOKESMAN CALLED ON MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO SUPPORT THE CURRENT ANTl-MOSQUITO CAMPAIGN WHICH IS BEING LAUNCHED BY THE COUNCIL TO REMIND THE PUBLIC TO PREVENT MOSQUITO NUISANCE IN LATE SUMMER.

+AS MOSQUITOES BREED IN WATER ONLY, THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO PREVENT THIS NUISANCE IS TO CLEAR UP STAGNANT WATER IN ANY FORM OF RECEPTABLES,+ HE ADVISED.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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MORE LAND TO BE FORMED AT SAI KUNG III

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE RECLAMATION OF ABOUT 1.9 HECTARES OF LAND AT THE NORTH-EASTERN END OF SAI KUNG TOWN.

THE FORMED SITE WILL BE FOR A PROPOSED SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX AND AN OPEN SPACE.

ALSO INCLUDED IS THE CONSTRUCTION OF 260 METRES OF SEAWALL NEAR TO THE EXISTING SAI KUNG PUBLIC PIER.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND -TAKE 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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ROAD REOPENED

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THE CLOSED SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD BETWEEN ROAD SR 10 AND SHEUNG SHU I ROUNDABOUT WILL BE REOPENED FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

TRAFFIC FROM CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND FAN KAM ROAD TO SHEUNG SHUI WILL BE DIVERTED TO ROAD SR 10 AND THE REOPENED SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

ROAD SR 10 WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

KMB 77K WILL ALSO BE DIVERTED TO USE THE ABOVE SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND STOP AT ITS BUS BAY.

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BO.WEN ROAD TRAFFIC CHANGES * * * *

A SECTION OF BOWEN ROAD BETWEEN MAGAZINE GAP ROAD AND BORRETT ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 23 AND 24) TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

MOTORISTS ON GARDEN ROAD HEADING FOR BOWEN ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO KENNEDY ROAD AND BORRETT ROAD BEFORE REGAINING ACCESS TO BOWEN ROAD.

MEANWHILE, A SECTION OF BOWEN ROAD BETWEEN BORRETT ROAD AND HOUSE NO. 5E WILL BE CONVERTED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO PROVIDE LOCAL ACCESS TO THE PREMISES.

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CHANGES TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW * * * *

TO FACILITATE THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT TO CARRY OUT CLEARANCE WORKS, THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF ROADS IN YUEN LONG WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 9 AM AND 4 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24);

* A SHORT SECTION OF HUNG SHU I KIU MAIN STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

X THE INNER LANE OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD ABOUT 20 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HUNG SHU I KIU MAIN STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 70 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

FROM 10 AM ON THE SAME DAY, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF IVY STREET 15 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH BEECH STREET TO ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI KOK TSUI ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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SOCCER PITCH TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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THE SYNTHETIC GRASS SOCCER PITCH IN THE TSANG TAI UK RECREATION GROUND IN SHA TIN WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) TO WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

THE CLOSURE IS TO FACILITATE LINE RE-MARKING ON THE PITCH, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

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FIRING PRACTICE * * X

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON SIX DAYS NEXT WEEK.

THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

THE PRACTICE WILL BE FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 23), FROM 8 AM TO 11.30 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24), FROM 4.30 AM TO 11.30 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25), FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26 AND 27), AND FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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TENDERS FOR LIGHT REFRESHMENT SALE AT BEACH * * M *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AT THE CASTLE PEAK BEACH IN TUEN MUN.

THE BEACH, AT 19 MILESTONE OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD, IS A SCENIC SPOT IN THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER CAN START BUSINESS ON DECEMBER 1 FOR THREE YEARS.

TENDER FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE RSD HEADQUARTERS AT SWIRE AND MACLAINE HOUSE (AUSTIN CENTRE), THIRD FLOOR, 19-23 AUSTIN AVENUE, TSIM SHA TSUI OR RSD’S TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AT THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE RSD HEADQUARTERS BEFORE 9 AM ON OCTOBER 18. LATE SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

FOR ENQUIRIES, CALL THE RSD HEADQUARTERS ON TELEPHONE 3-689479 OR THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE OF RSD ON TELEPHONE 0-4513093.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

INTEREST IN ELECTIONS PICKING UP ............................ 1

BUSY OUTDOOR SUNDAY FOR CHIEF SECRETARY...................... 2

UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY ARRIVES .............................. 3

SECOND CHOLERA CASS CONFIRMED ............................... 4

‘KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES’ CALL TO RESIDENTS .................... 4

WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS........... 5

RISE IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ELDERLY.................. 6

EPA DELEGATION TO VISIT GUANGDONG............................ 7

PRIMARY ONE PLACE FORMS AVAILABLE............................ 8

TRAINING COURSES ON LABOUR RELATIONS OFFERED ................ 10

NEW UC PROJECTS FOR SHAM SHUT PO ............................ 11

FOOD OPERATORS URGED TO OBSERVE HYGIENE RULES................ 12

TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT CHANGES FOR NEW ROAD OPENING ............. 12

QUARTERS TO BE BUILT ON HEI LING CHAU ....................... 14

TINDERS GALLED FOR BEACH FACILITIES ......................... 15

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1985

INTEREST IN ELECTIONS PICKING UP ******

THERE HAS BEEN MORE INTEREST SHOWN IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS THAN THE GOVERNMENT HAD EXPECTED AT FIRST, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+PEOPLE HAVE SAID TO ME THAT THEY DIDN’T THINK MUCH OF THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY IDEA AT FIRST, BUT NOW THAT THEY HAVE SEEN HOW MUCH INTEREST THERE IS BEING SHOWN BY THE CANDIDATES IN THE CONSTITUENCIES AND BY THE EFFORTS THAT THEY ARE MAKING BEFORE THE ELECTIONS IN ORDER TO GET TO KNOW THEIR CONSTITUENCY AND THE ISSUES INVOLVED, THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR OPINIONS ABOUT THE ELECTIONS.

♦THIS IS A VERY ENCOURAGING SIGN,+ HE SAID.

SIR DAVID WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT THE TAI PO RAILWAY STATION AFTER COMPLETING THE COMMUNITY CHEST WALK FOR MILLIONS ALONG THE TOLO HIGHWAY.

HE SAID HE WAS VERY ENCOURAGED BY THE AMOUNT OF INTEREST WHICH HAS BEEN PICKING UP IN THE ELECTIONS, AND IN WHAT THE CANDIDATES HAVE HAD TO SAY ON RADIO AND TELEVISION AND AT SEMINARS.

♦PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT THE KIND OF ELECTIONS THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE WERE VERY UNFAMILIAR? THEY HAVEN’T HEARD OF THIS KIND OF ELECTIONS BEFORE} THEY DIDN’T KNOW HOW IT WAS GOING TO WORK; AND NOW I THINK WE CAN SAY IT SEEMS TO BE WORKING.

♦OF COURSE WE WON’T KNOW UNTIL THE ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK. BUT, SO FAR SO GOOD,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER THIS ENCOURAGING TREND WAS AN INDICATION FOR DIRECT ELECTIONS IN FUTURE, SIR DAVID SAID, +NO, I MEAN PEOPLE MIGHT SAY THAT THIS IS SO GOOD THAT THEY WON’T WANT ANYTHING ELSE.+

SIR DAVID DECLINED TO PREDICT THE VOTING RATE.

♦EACH CONSTITUENCY IS DIFFERENT AND THEREARE DIFFERENT INTERESTS INVOLVED,+ HE SAID.

IN REPLY TO ANOTHER QUESTION, SIR DAVID SAID HE WAS NOT AWARE OF ANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT ILLEGAL PRACTICES IN THE ELECTIONS.

ASKED WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WOULD RECONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY OF SETTING UP A CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND SINCE MANY LEGCO CANDIDATES WERE USING THIS AS THEIR PLATFORM, THE CHIEF SECRETARY SAID THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE AN OPEN MIND IN ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF AN AGEING POPULATION.

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SUNDAY, SEPTKMBEB 22, 1985

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+ HONG KONG HAS A PROBLEM OF AN AGEING POPULATION. THERE ARE MORE AND MORE OLD PEOPLE IN OUR POPULATION EVERY YEAR.

+ WE HAVE TO ADDRESS OUR MINDS TO THAT PROBLEM, HOW WE LOOK AT THE PROBLEM OF AN AGEING POPULATION — MORE AND MORE OLD PEOPLE, FEWER AND FEWER YOUNG PEOPLE ACTUALLY -- I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE AN OPEN MIND ABOUT IT.

+CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUNDS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING, AS YOU CAN SEE IF YOU SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUNDS IN OTHER COUNTRIES.

+BUT THERE MAY BE OTHER WAYS OF DEALING WITH THIS QUESTION, AND WE MUST EXAMINE ALL WAYS,* HE SAID.

SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS A QUESTION OF SEEING HOW MUCH INTEREST THERE WAS IN THE COMMUNITY IN SOLVING THIS PROBLEM.

+IF SUFFICIENT INTEREST IS SHOWN BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS, OF COURSE THE GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO CONSIDER WHAT THEY HAVE GOT TO SAY ABOUT IT.

+THIS ISN’T A NEW THING. IT HAS BEEN RAISED MANY TIMES IN THE PAST BY SOME OF OUR MOST EMINENT MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL,* HE SAID.

ASKED FOR THE GOVERNMENT’S REACTION TO THE REQUESTS FOR PAY RISE BY MAGISTRATES AND CIVIL SERVANTS, SIR DAVID SAID, +ANYTHING THAT COMES FROM THE CIVIL SERVANTS ASSOCIATIONS AND UNIONS WILL BE VERY CAREFULLY EXAMINED BEFORE ANY DECISION IS MADE.*

BUSY OUTDOOR SUNDAY FOR CHIEF SECRETARY * * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, HAD A BUSY SUNDAY OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TODAY, STARTING WI TH A MORNING WALK FOR MILLIONS, AND ENDING wI TH A LATE AFTERNOON JOURNEY, PARTLY BY HELICOPTER, TO MEET PLAYERS IN THE HONG KONG-JAPAN QUALIFYING WORLD CUP SOCCER MATCH.

ARRIVING AT 8.40 AM AT MA LIU SHU I PIER FOR THE RIBBONCUTTING CEREMONY, SIR DAVID MET THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY CHEST CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE, MR ROBIN CHAN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WALK FOR MILLIONS, DR RONALD LEUNG, AND THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, AND LATER JOINED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TAKING PART IN THE COMMUNITY CHEST WALK FOR MILLIONS ALONG THE TOLO HIGHWAY.

/THE WALKERS .......

SOMDAY, SKPUMBS 22, 1985

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THE WALKERS ON THE SIX-KILOMETRE ROUTE PASSED THROUGH MA LIU SHUI (THE LOCATION OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY), PAK SHEK KOK, TSUI HANG, LO WAI AND TAI PO KAU, AND FINISHED AT TAI PO RAILWAY STATION, AT ABOUT 11.20 AM.

FROM THE NEARBY ISLAND HOUSE, SIR DAVID BOARDED A HELICOPTER FOR THE OUTWARD BOUND ALUMNI ASSOCIATION’S CLUB HOUSE IN NAI CHUNG, SAI KUNG.

HERE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE ASSOCIATION’S CHAIRMAN, DR SZETO YIU-KWAI, SIR DAVID SPENT ABOUT TWO HOURS, PERFORMING THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A CLIMBING WALL AND A MULTI-PURPOSE GROUND, AND TOURING THE PREMISES HOUSING A DORMITORY FOR 40 PERSONS, A HALL, A BOAT YARD AND A CANOE SHED.

AFTER LUNCH AT THE CLUB HOUSE AT ABOUT 1.40 PM, HE TOOK A HELICOPTER FOR A TEN-MINUTE AERIAL VIEW OF THE AREA, AND THEN PROCEEDED TO STANLEY FORT HELIPAD.

ARRIVING AT STANLEY FORT AT ABOUT 2 PM, SIR DAVID, ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL ANTHONY BOAM, WENT TO DOT THE EYES OF A 12O-F00T DRAGON TO MARK THE OPENING DAY OF THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT, AND SPENT MORE THAN AN HOUR THERE, WATCHING AN ARENA DISPLAY, INCLUDING A PARADE OF CLASSIC CARS, AND PERFORMANCES BY THE FLYING DRAGON PARACHUTE DISPLAY TEAM, AND THE TAI TAM GIRL PIPERS.

FROM HERE, SIR DAVID LATER LEFT AGAIN BY HELICOPTER FOR TAMAR, FROM WHERE HE TOOK A CAR TO THE HONG KONG STADIUM, ARRIV ING AT ABOUT 4 PM.

SIR DAVID THEN GREETED BOTH THE VISITING JAPANESE PLAYERS, AND THE HONG KONG TEAM MEMBERS, BEFORE THE START OF THE SECOND QUALIFYING ROUND OF THE WORLD CUP SOCCER GAMES.

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UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY ARRIVES

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT, MR NICHOLAS RIDLEY, AND MRS RIDLEY ARRIVED TODAY (SUNDAY) FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT.

THEY WERE GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE AIDE-DE-CAMP TO THE GOVERNOR, MR PAUL COLLIER, AND THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR CHRISTIAN ADAMS.

DURING HIS STAY, MR RIDLEY WILL BE MEETING SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL BUSINESSMEN TO LEARN OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TERRITORY.

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SECOND CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED ******

A 44-YEAR-OLD MAN HAS BEEN CONFIRMED TODAY (SUNDAY) TO BE SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA. THE CASE HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS A LOCAL CASE SINCE THE PATIENT HAS NO HISTORY OF TRAVELLING ABROAD RECENTLY.

IT IS THE SECOND CHOLERA CASE REPORTED IN HONG KONG THIS YEAR. THE PREVIOUS REPORTED CASE IN HONG KONG WAS IN JULY.

THE PATIENT WAS ADMITTED TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL ON SEPTEMBER 20 SUFFERING FROM DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING. HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL AFTER CLINICAL AND LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS CONFIRMED THAT HE WAS SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA. HIS CONDITION WAS DESCRIBED AS SATISFACTORY.

HEALTH OFFICERS OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAVE VISITED THE PATIENT’S HOME IN HUNG HOM DISTRICT AND HAVE GIVEN PROPHYLATIC DRUGS TO HIS CO-TENANTS LIVING IN THE PREMISES.

THE PREMISES HAS ALSO BEEN DISINFECTED BY THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

A MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ALL NECESSARY PREVENTIVE AND CONTROL MEASURES WERE BEING TAKEN AND THE SITUATION WAS BEING CLOSELY MONITORED.

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'KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES’ CALL TO RESIDENTS

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KWUN TONG RESIDENTS SHOULD ENDEAVOUR TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR DISTRICT’S LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CANDIDATES AND THEIR POLITICAL PLATFORMS, THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ANNIE TAM, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE PRELIMINARIES OF AN INTER-SCHOOL DEBATE ON CIVIC EDUCATION, SHE SA I Ds +FOR INSTANCE, THEY CAN OBTAIN THE RELEVANT INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD DISPLAY BOARDS, WHICH CONTAIN THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS AND POLITICAL PLATFORMS OF THE THREE CANDIDATES.

+ THEY CAN ALSO COME TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO COLLECT ELECTION PAMPHLETS OF THE CANDIDATES,* SHE ADDED.

/although residjnts .......

3OTDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1985

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ALTHOUGH RESIDENTS CANNOT VOTE IN THE SEPTEMBER 26 ELECTIONS, THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE CANDIDATES — ONE OF WHOM WILL BE THEIR REPRESENTATIVE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL — IS ESSENTIAL TO THE SPIRIT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, MISS TAM ADDED.

THE INTER-SCHOOL DEBATE ON CIVIC EDUCATION, HELD AT THE LOK WAH ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE, IS PART OF THE MONTH-LONG +ACTION CIVIC YOUTH+ PROGRAMME SPONSORED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG LOCAL YOUTHS.

MISS TAM SAID SHE WAS PLEASED TO NOTE THAT PARTICIPATING STUDENTS HAD PUT FORWARD MANY VALUABLE VIEWS ON CIVIC EDUCATION AND OTHER ISSUES DURING THE DEBATES.

+l HOPE THEY WILL VOICE THEIR VIEWS AS READILY IN THEIR DAILY LIFE,* MISS TAM SAID.

FOUR OF TODAY’S EIGHT DEBATE TEAMS WILL GO ON TO THE SEMI-FINALS TO BE HELD NEXT SUNDAY AT THE SAME VENUE.

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WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS * * * *

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PHILIP CHOK, TODAY (SUNDAY) URGED LOCAL RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP AS ELECTORS BEFORE THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE CLOSED ON OCTOBER 1.

+THERE ARE ONLY NINE DAYS LEFT FOR ELIGIBLE VOTERS TO REGISTER SO THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR,+ MR CHOK SAID.

+PEOPLE WHO HAVE REACHED THE AGE OF 21 AND HAVE LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR SEVEN YEARS SHOULD NOT MISS THE CHANCE,+ HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TSZ WAN SHAN ELDERLY AND YOUTH EXTRAVAGANZA, MR CHOK ALSO INVITED THE RESIDENTS, BOTH YOUNG AND OLD, TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FUNCTIONS ORGANISED FOR THE EXTRAVAGANZA IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TWO GENERATIONS.

THE TWO-WEEK EXTRAVAGANZA IS SPONSORED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AND ORGANISED BY THE THREE AREA COMMITTEES IN TSZ WAN SHAN AND THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

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RISE IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ELDERLY * * * *

ALTHOUGH TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND CASUALTIES STATISTICS HAVE SHOWN A CONTINUOUS DECLINE IN RECENT YEARS, THE INCREASE IN ROAD TOLLS INVOLVING PEDESTRIANS AGED OVER 60 IS STILL A MATTER OF CONCERN

FOR ALL.

MR PAANG KUI-SAN, ACTING POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, YAU MA TEI MADE THIS REMARK AT THE OPENING OF THE 1985/86 YAU MA TEI ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN HELD AT KOWLOON PARK THIS (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON.

HE REVEALED THAT A TOTAL OF 3 746 TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS AND 5 041 CASUALTIES WERE RECORDED IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, REPRESENTING A DROP OF 7.6 PER CENT AND 8 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY WHEN COMPARED WITH THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD IN 1984.

ACCORDING TO POLICE STATISTICS, TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING THE ELDERLY PERSONS OFTEN HAPPEN IN URBAN AREA WHERE THERE ARE BUSY AND FAST TRAFFIC FLOWS.

’’OTHER FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE RISE IN CASUALTIES ARE THE ELDERLY PEOPLE’S SLOWNESS TO RESPONSE AND THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ON ROAD SAFETY CODES AND PROPER USE OF PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES AND SUBWAYS, THUS CROSSING THE ROADS AT INAPPROPRIATE TIME,” MR PAANG SAID.

’’IN VIEW OF THIS, THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN IS AIMED AT ENHANCING THE EDUCATION OF THE AGED ON THE IMPORTANCE OF ROAD SAFETY,” HE CONTINUED.

ALSO CAUSING CONCERN IS THE INCREASE OF ACCIDENTS AT ROAD JUNCTIONS DESPITE THE REDUCTION IN OVERALL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.

’’THIS IS DUE TO THE PEDESTRIANS’ NEGLIGENCE AND THE DRIVERS’ FAILURE IN OBEYING TRAFFIC REGULATIONS,”

’’IMPROPER AND POOR VEHICULAR USE AND MAINTENANCE WILL PLACE NOT ONLY THE DRIVER BUT ALSO THE PASSENGERS AND PEDESTRIANS AT RISK,’’ MR PAANG SAID.

HE THUS APPEALED TO ALL CAR OWNERS TO SEND THEIR CARS TO REPUTABLE GARAGES FOR MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE.

’’CYCLISTS WHO ARE ANOTHER TARGET GROUP OF THIS CAMPAIGN ARE USUALLY VULNERABLE TO ROAD ACCIDENTS BECAUSE MANY OF THEM LACK ROAD SENSE AND KNOWLEDGE ON PROPER RIDING ON THE ROADS,” MR PAANG POINTED OUT.

HE NOTED THAT THIS PROBLEM BECAME APPARENT IN YAU MA TEI DISTRICT AS MANY OF THE LOCAL SHOP OWNERS USED TO EMPLOY THE USE OF BICYCLES FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELIVERING GOODS.

/''HOWEVER, THESE .......

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’’HOWEVER, THESE CYCLISTS HAVE OFTEN VIOLATED TRAFFIC RULES SUCH AS DISOBEYING TRAFFIC SIGNS, OVERLOADING AND RIDING ON IMPROPER LANE,’’ HE SAID.

WE HAVE, THEREFORE, BEEN DISTRIBUTING TO SHOP OWNERS ’’SAFETY CYCLING HINTS” ADVISING THEM TO ATTACH IMPORTANCE TO ROAD SAFETY WHEN ADOPTING THIS DELIVERY METHOD.

FINALLY, MR PAANG DISCLOSED THAT POLICE WOULD FROM TODAY STEP UP THEIR PROSECUTION ON JAYWALKERS AND WAYWARD DRIVERS.

ORGANISED BY THE POLICE AND YAU MA TEI ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD, THE DAY’S PROGRAMME FEATURED BRASS BAND AND POLICE DOG PERFORMANCES, A ROAD SAFETY BUS, A SEAT BELT CATAPULT, A WRECKED CAR DISPLAY AND A ROAD SAFETY PHOTOS EXHIBITION AND GAMES STALLS.

THERE WERE ALSO ROAD SAFETY TAEKWANDO DEMONSTRATION AND MASS YAU MA TEI JPC MEMBERS.

QUIZ, SAFETY CYCLING TEST, SINGING OF ROAD SAFETY SONG BY

OTHER GUESTS OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S CEREMONY INCLUDED MR MIKE HARPER, SENIOR STAFF OFFICER. KOWLOON TRAFFIC, MR CHENG LUK-SAN, DISTRICT OFFICER (YAU MA TEI), MR GEORGE YUEN OF INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND MR YIP WAH, CHAIRMAN OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD.

EPA DELEGATION TO VISIT GUANGDONG X * X *

AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY DELEGATION WILL VISIT THE GUANGDONG ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BUREAU FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO SEPTEMBER 27 TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION AND TO DISCUSS MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST.

LED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DR STUART REED, THE GROUP COMPRISES PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICERS, MR MICHAEL CHAN AND MR PAUL HOLMES- SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICERS, DR MICHAEL CHIU AND MR RAYMOND CHAN, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER, MR TSUI WING-SING.

THE GOVERNMENT CHEMIST, MR N.S. LEE, WILL ALSO BE ACCOMPANYING THE DELEGATION.

♦THE EPA HAS ESTABLISHED A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN GUANGDONG. THIS IS PROVING TO BE OF GREAT VALUE AND HELP TO KEEP THE EPA INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENTS AND ATTITUDES IN GUANGDONG,+ AN EPA SPOKESMAN SAID.

/THE HONG .......

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THE HONG KONG TEAM WILL EXCHANGE IDEAS ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, DISCUSS CROSS-BORDER POLLUTION ISSUES AND PROPOSALS FOR SEWAGE DISPOSAL FROM AREAS ADJACENT TO HONG KONG AND VISIT A RECENTLY-COMPLETED COAL-FIRED POWER STATION TO SEE POLLUTION CONTROL MEASURES ADOPTED THERE.

THE DELEGATION WILL ALSO DELIVER A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE COLLABORATIVE STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN DEEP BAY AND BRI-F THEIR GUANGDONG COUNTERPARTS ON THE MANY DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SINCE THEIR LAST VISIT IN MAY 1984.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION HELPED THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TO BE KEPT INFORMED OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACTIVITIES ACROSS THE BORDER AND POSSIBLE POLLUTION SOURCES IN BOTH GUANGDONG AND HONG KONG.

HE ADDED THAT COLLABORATION WITH GUANGDONG WOULD ALSO STRENGTHEN THE RAPPORT OF THE TWO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BODIES AND HELP IDENTIFY MEASURES TO PROTECT HONG KONG’S ENVIRONMENT.

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PRIMARY ONE PLACE FORMS AVAILABLE X * * *

APPLICATION FORMS FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES IN GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOLS IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR, UNDER THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM, MAY BE OBTAINED FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) UNTIL OCTOBER 5.

ADMISSION TO PRIMARY ONE IS OPEN TO ALL PERMANENTLY RESIDENT CHILDREN BORN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1980 WHO ARE NOT STUDYING IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO ARE ATTENDING KINDERGARTENS MAY OBTAIN THE APPLICATION FORMS AND RELATED INFORMATION SHEETS FROM THE KINDERGARTENS.

FORMS FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN NOT ATTENDING KINDERGARTENS ARE AVAILABLE IN DISTRICT OFFICES AND VARIOUS OFFICES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED DIRECT TO ONLY ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL IN WHICH THE PARENTS WISH TO APPLY FOR DISCRETIONARY PLACES FOR THEIR CHILDREN, BETWEEN OCTOBER 7 AND 11.

/THE SCHOOL ........

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

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED PARENTS TO SELECT A NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO REDUCE TRANSPORT PROBLEMS, AND TO TAKE THE POINTS SYSTEM INTO CONSIDERATION IN SELECTING THE SCHOOL.

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

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ONLY ONE APPLICATION FORM MIGHT BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH CHILD.

PARENTS FOUND TO HAVE APPLIED TO MORE THAN ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOL, WOULD AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

PARENTS OF THOSE CHILDREN WHO CANNOT USE CHINESE AS THE LEARNING MEDIUM ARE REQUESTED TO SEEK ADVICE FROM THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION UNIT OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT 269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WAN CHAI (TELEPHONE 5-724383), BEFORE SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM.

SCHOOLS RECEIVING TOO FEW APPLICATIONS FOR DISCRETIONARY PLACES MIGHT NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE PRIMARY ONE CLASSES AND CHILDREN ALREADY ACCEPTED BY THESE SCHOOLS FOR DISCRETIONARY PLACES WILL HAVE TO BE SUBSEQUENTLY RE-ALLOCATED TO SOME OTHER SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE VACANCIES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

PARENTS WHO DO NOT WISH TO APPLY FOR DISCRETIONARY PLACES IN ANY PARTICULAR SCHOOL, SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS BETWEEN OCTOBER 7 AND 11 TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION CENTRES FOR CENTRAL ALLOCATION BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:

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

* EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE (405 NATHAN ROAD, SIXTH FLOOR, KOWLOON.)

X EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE (TO KWA WAN MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EIGHTH FLOOR, 165 MA TAU WAI ROAD, TO KWA WAN, KOWLOON.)

* SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION, N.T.)

* TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO, N.T.)

/♦ TSUEH WAN .......

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* TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (FOU WAH CENTRE, FIRST FLOOR, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, N.T.)

* TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (FIRST FLOOR, TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TUEN MUN, N.T.)

* YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, 269 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG, N.T.)

* NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE CHEUNG WAH SUB-OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (UNIT 115, CHEUNG CHUNG HOUSE, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING, N.T.)

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED ALL 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 THESE SCHOOLS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM.

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TRAINING COURSES ON LABOUR RELATIONS OFFERED * * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS ORGANISED A SERIES OF TRAINING COURSES ON LABOUR RELATIONS WHICH WILL PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH A COMPREHENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF LABOUR ORDINANCES AND WAYS TO IMPROVE MANAGEMENT SKILLS AND TOOLS.

THE CERTIFICATE COURSES ON LABOUR RELATIONS WILL BE RUN BY THE DEPARTMENT’S LABOUR RELATIONS PROMOTION UNIT AND ARE DESIGNED FOR EMPLOYERS, MANAGEMENT STAFF, TRADE UNION OFFICIALS AND INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES.

THE COURSES WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE AND WILL COVER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE, INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, EMPLOYER-EMPLOYEE COMMUNI CAT I ON AND MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES.

A SPOKESMAN SAID THOSE INTERESTED MAY APPLY FOR THE FULL CERTIFICATE COURSE, WHICH COMPRISES EIGHT TWO-AND-A-HALF-HOUR SESSIONS, OR ATTEND ONE OR MORE SESSIONS OF THE COURSE. CERTIFICATES WILL BE AWARDED TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE FULL COURSE.

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FEES WILL BE $120 FOR THE FULL COURSE AND $20 FOR EACH SESSION.

ALL COURSES WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE DEPARTMENT’S TRAINING CENTRE IN HARBOUR BUILDING, CENTRAL, WITH THE FIRST SESSION STARTING ON OCTOBER 25.

ENROLMENT SHOULD BE MADE BEFORE OCTOBER 7 AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LABOUR RELATIONS PROMOTION UNIT, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING. ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE ON 5-8523511.

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NEW UC PROJECTS FOR SHAM SHU I PO * * *

PLANS ARE WELL IN HAND FOR NEW RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS AS WELL AS MARKET PROJECTS FOR SHAM SHU I PO, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, SAID TODAY.

ADDRESSING AN OPENING CEREMONY OF FUND-RAISING CANTONESE OPERA PERFORMANCES ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHU I PO KAIFONG WELFARE ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION AT THE BAPTIST COLLEGE ACADEMIC HALL, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THAT AMONG THE PROJECTS WAS STAGE TWO OF THE CHEUNG SHA wAN SPORTS GROUND.

+IT WILL COMPRISE A GRASS SOCCER PITCH WITH A COVERED SPECTATOR STAND WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE 1 500 PEOPLE, WITH AN EIGHT-LANE ALL-WEATHER ATHLETIC TRACK,* HE SAID.

+CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THIS $17.3 MILLION PROJECT HAS ALREADY BEGUN AND IT IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN EARLY 1987.+

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THE FAT TSEUNG STREET PLAYGROUND WAS ANOTHER RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS PROJECT BEING PLANNED FOR SHAM SHU I PO.

+THE $12.69 MILLION PLAYGROUND WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES: EIGHT TENNIS COURTS, FOUR SQUASH COURTS, A JOGGING TRACK AND A LANDSCAPED GARDEN.

+CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN LATE 1988 AND TO BE COMPLETED IN 1990.

+CONSTRUCTION WORK HAS ALSO BEGUN ON THE URBAN COUNCIL PO ON ROAD COMPLEX — A MULTI-PURPOSE BUILDING INCLUDING MARKET FACILITIES. THE PROJECT IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR.+

/TO MAM

SUNDAY, SSPTBMBEH 22, 1985

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TO MARK THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, THE URBAN COUNCIL, TOGETHER WITH THE SHAM SHU I PO KAIFONG WELFARE ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION AND A NUMBER OF ORGANISATIONS IN SHAM SHU I PO, WOULD ORGANISE THE SHAM SHU I PO MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL IN THE MAPLE STREET PLAYGROUND ON SEPTEMBER 28.

IN NOVEMBER, THE COUNCIL WOULD CO-SPONSOR WITH COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS IN SHAM SHU I PO A TWO-WEEK SHAM SHU I PO YOUTH FESTIVAL TO MARK THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, HE ADDED.

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FOOD OPERATORS URGED TO OBSERVE HYGIENE RULES

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THP REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY URGED FOOD MERCHANTS, TRANSPORT OPERATORS AND DELIVERY PERSONNEL IN THE NON—URBAN AREAS TO FOLLOW HYGIENE RULES IN THE HANDLING AND TRANSPORTATION OF FOOD.

DURING A TWO-WEEK BLITZ WHICH ENDED ON SEPTEMBER 13, A TOTAL OF 137 FOOD OPERATORS WERE PROSECUTED BY THE RSD’S HEALTH INSPECTORS, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE OFFENCES INCLUDED THE EXPOSURE OF FOOD DURING TRANSPORTATION, PLACING OF FOOD ON THE GROUND AND FAILING TO STORE FOOD IN DUST AND VERMIN-PROOF CONTAINERS.

UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE FOOD BUSINESS (NEW TERRITORIES) REGULATIONS, OFFENDERS ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $2 000 AND THREE MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE STRESSED THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE ITS EFFORTS TO PATROL ALL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH.

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TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT CHANGES FOR NEW ROAD OPENING

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WITH THE OPENING OF THE SHA TIN TO FANLING STRETCH OF THE NEW TERRITORIES TRUNK ROAD (COMPRISING TOLO HIGHWAY AND TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION) FROM 1 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED.

THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES TO LEARNER DRIVERS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES:

/* TOLO HIGHWAY .......

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* TOLO HIGHWAY INCLUDING ALL ITS SLIP ROADS BETWEEN SHA TIN RACECOURSE AND THE LAM KAM ROAD INTERCHANGE.

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* TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION INCLUDING ALL ITS SLIP ROADS BETWEEN THE LAM KAM ROAD INTERCHANGE AND WO HOP SHEK.

* THE NORTHEAST SLIP ROAD AND THE NORTHWEST LOOP ROAD OF WO HOP SHEK INTERCHANGE.

PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM THE CARRIAGEWAYS OF BOTH THE TOLO HIGHWAY AND TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION.

THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED 24-HOUR CLEARWAY RESTRICTED ZONES:

* TOLO HIGHWAY INCLUDING ALL ITS SLIP ROADS BETWEEN THE SHA TIN RACECOURSE AND THE LAM KAM ROAD INTERCHANGE.

* TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION INCLUDING ALL ITS SLIP ROADS BETWEEN THE LAM KAM ROAD INTERCHANGE AND WO HOP SHEK.

* LAM KAM ROAD INTERCHANGE.

THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL HAVE A SPEED LIMIT OF 80 KILOMETRES PER HOUR:

* SHA TIN ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 200 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD AND TAI PO ROAD.

* THE NORTHBOUND SLIP ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 100 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH YUEN WO ROAD TO ITS JUNCTION WITH SHA TIN ROAD.

* THE SOUTHBOUND SLIP ROAD FROM SHA TIN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH YUEN WO ROAD.

* TAI PO ROAD (SHA TIN SECTION) BETWEEN FO TAN ROAD AND TOLO HIGHWAY.

* TOLO HIGHWAY BETWEEN SHA TIN RACECOURSE AND A POINT ABOUT HALF A KILOMETRE SOUTH OF THE LAM KAM ROAD INTERCHANGE.

* TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SECTION BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT HALF A KILOMETRE NORTH OF THE HONG LOK YUEN ROUNDABOUT AND WO HOP SHEK.

/LOWER SPEED .......

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LOWER SPEED LIMIT OF 50 KM/H WILL APPLY BETWEEN THE TWO ROUNDABOUTS SITUATED AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH LAM KAM ROAD AND HONG LOK YUEN ACCESS ROAD. MOTORISTS APPROACHING THE JUNCTIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO LOWER THEIR SPEED TO 50 KM/H, SLOW DOWN FURTHER AND GIVE WAY AT THE ROUNDABOUTS.

SPECIAL YELLOW BAR MARKINGS WILL BE LAID ON THE CARRIAGEWAY LEADING TO THE LAM KAM ROAD ROUNDABOUT TO WARN MOTORISTS TO REDUCE SPEED. OTHER HIGH STANDARD TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE INSTALLED TO PROVIDE DRIVERS WITH ADEQUATE WARNING.

APART FROM THE GENERAL SPEED LIMIT AND NO STOPPING RESTRICTION ON ALL VEHICLES, NO ADDITIONAL PROHIBITION OR RESTRICTION WILL BE IMPOSED ON NT OR URBAN TAXIS. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO REACH PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL, MEI SHA INTERNATIONAL FERRY TERMINAL AND THE SHA TIN RACECOURSE USING THE NEW ROADS.

NT GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 65R, OPERATING BETWEEN SHA TIN KCR STATION AND MEI SHA INTERNATIONAL FERRY TERMINAL, WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE MA LIU SHU I INTERCHANGE.

TWO NEW KMB EXPRESS BUS SERVICES WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 26), TO OPERATE NON-STOP VIA TOLO HIGHWAY AND SHA TIN ROAD:

ROUTE

PEAK FREQUENCY FARE

72X TAI PO CENTRAL TO TAI KOK TSUI FERRY 9 MINUTES

74X TAI PO CENTRAL TO KWUN TONG FERRY 12 MINUTES

$2.40

$3.10

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QUARTERS TO BE BUILT ON HEI LING CHAU

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THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF STAFF QUARTERS AT THE HEI LING CHAU TREATMENT CENTRE.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES A BARRACK, AND 14 BLOCKS OF FOUR OR FIVE STOREY HIGH WHICH WILL PROVIDE 151 UNITS FOR TREATMENT CENTRE STAFF.

/WORK IS .......

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WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JULY 1987.

TENDERS ARE ALSO BEING INVITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 36 THREE-STOREY STANDARD VILLAGE RESITE HOUSES AT KAM SHEK SUN TSUEN IN TAI PO.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN OCTOBER 1986.

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TENDERS CALLED FOR BEACH FACILITIES * * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AND THE HIRING OF TENTS TO THE PUBLIC AT CLEAR WATER BAY (SECOND BEACH) IN SA I KUNG.

FREQUENTED BY MORE THAN TWO MILLION SWIMMERS LAST YEAR. THE BEACH IS THE MOST POPULAR GAZETTED BEACH IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE TENDER PERIOD WAS FOR THREE 'rEARS FROM DECEMBER 1.

TENDER FORMS CAN BE COLLECTED FROM THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE RSD ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT CFF ICES.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT TENDER BOX IN THE LIFT LOBBY ON THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (EAST WING), LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG, BEFORE NOON ON OCTOBER 25. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

THOSE INTERESTED MAY CALL 3-2813680 DURING OFFICE HOURS FOR FURTHER DETAILS, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR TO VISIT ID CARD CENTRE........................... 1

SIR JOHN SEES SOME RECOVERY IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS ........... 1

PROPOSED REVISION OF TRADE BILL 'OBJECTIONABLE' ........... 8

UK TRANSPORT CHIEF TOURS SHA TIN ......................... 10

PUBLIC HELP URGED FOR DISTRICT OFFICE WORK................ 10

SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREIN PAPER ........... 11

PROVISIONAL COUNCIL INDORSES BUDGET PROPOSAL ............. 11

BOARD TO COJMENT ON ACTION AGAINST +RIP-OFF+ BARS ........ 12

'MEDICAL CARE WITHIN EASY REACH OF ALL' .................. 13

NERD FOR MANAGEMENT TALENT STRESSED ...................... 14

THIRD MEETING............................................. 15

'EDUCATION FOR OFFENDERS' ................................ 15

QUARTERS TO BE BUILT AT POKFULAM FIRE STATION...........

CONTROL OF HOMES FOR ELDERLY UNDER STUDY ................. 16

ONE MAIL DELIVERY NEXT MONDAY............................. 16

ROAD SAFETY DRIVE STARTS WITH TV SHOW .................... 17

MORE POSTAL COUNTERS TO COPE WITH 'FLOWER' RUSH .......... 18

BOARD MEMBERS SEE KCRC CONTROL CENTRE..................... 18

SAI YING PUN WATER CUT .................................

WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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GOVERNOR TO VISIT ID CARD CENTRE * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL VISIT THE HONG KONG NEW IDENTITY CARD ISSUE OFFICE OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AFTERNOON.

HE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, W ALAN CARTER.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT BY THE GOVERNOR TO THE HONG KONG NEW IDENTITY CARD ISSUE OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER ^5) AFTERNOON AT THE BASEMENT OF 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. ENTRANCE TO THE OFFICE FACES TONNOCHY ROAD.

PRESS MEMBERS COVERING THE EVENT SHOULD BE PRESENT BY 4 PM.

GIS AND IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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SIR JOHN SEES SOME RECOVERY IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE TONIGHT FORECAST +SOME RECOVERY* IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PERFORMANCE IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR WHICH WOULD RESULT IN A GROWTH RATE OF ONE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS FOR THE YEAR AS A WHOLE.

THIS RECOVERY, HE SAID, WOULD DEPEND ON A REBOUNDING OF THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY, + AS IS GENERALLY EXPECTED*.

IT WAS ALSO +SUBSTANTIALLY BELOW* HIS BUDGET FORECAST OF 11 PER CENT AND WOULD NOT EVEN BE SO EASY TO ACHIEVE, HE SAID.

REVIEWING THE ECONOMY IN A TALK TO THE HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, SIR JOHN ALSO:

* REDUCED THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN 1985 TO BETWEEN 4.5 PER CENT AND FIVE PER CENT, FROM THE BUDGET FORECAST OF ABOUT SEVEN PER CENT, AND THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF NINE PER CENT IN 1984;

* STRESSED AGAIN THAT THE LINKED RATE BETWEEN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AND THE U.S. DOLLAR WOULD BE MAINTAINED;

/* CAUTIONED THE........

JO DAY, 3EPTEKBEH 23, 1985

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* CAUTIONED THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE +STRUCTURAL IMBALANCE THAT COULD RESULT+ IF THE LOW LOCAL INTEREST RATES +ENCOURAGED PROPERTY SPECULATION TO AN EXTENT UNJUSTIFIED BY THE BASIC ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS*;

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DISCLOSED THAT, AFTER LENGTHY AND CAREFUL CONSULTATION WITH THE FINANCIAL COMMUNITY, AND SUBJECT TO EXECUTIVE COUNCIL’S ADVICE, AMENDMENT BILLS WOULD BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AT THE END OF THE YEAR FOR FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SYSTEM OF PRUDENTIAL SUPERVISION OF BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES;

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WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT OF CALLS FOR FURTHER PROTECTIONIST MEASURES, IN PARTICULAR THE CONTROVERSIAL JENKINS BILL WHICH, IF PASSED INTO LAW, WOULD UNDERMINE NOT ONLY WORLD TRADE IN THE TEXTILES SECTOR, BUT ALSO THE MULTIFIBRE ARRANGEMENT AND THE GATT ITSELF BECAUSE IT CONTRAVENED SOME OF THE VITAL PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING THESE AGREEMENTS, AND

X SAID THAT THERE WERE INDICATIONS OF A PROBABLE IMPROVEMENT IN THE GOVERNMENT’S ACCOUNTS COMPARED WITH THE BUDGETED DEFICIT OF $1 BILLION FOR 1985-86.

DISCUSSING HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, SIR JOHN SAID IT HAD BEEN CHARACTERISED BY A FALL IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS — BY SIX PER CENT; A LARGER INCREASE IN RE-EXPORTS — BY 36 PER CENT; A LOW RATE OF INFLATION AND VIRTUALLY NO UNEMPLOYMENT, AT THREE PER CENT.

COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF LAST YEAR, IN REAL TERMS TOTAL EXPORTS, COMPRISING DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS, GREW BY NINE PER CENT.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA, HE SAID GREW BY 70 PER CENT, REFLECTING THE ADOPTION BY CHINA OF MORE LIBERAL ECONOMIC POLICIES, AND IN PARTICULAR THE FOUR MODERNISATIONS PROGRAMME.

TOTAL IMPORTS GREW BY NINE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS. A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS OF $278 MILLION OR 0.2 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH A VISIBLE TRADE GAP OF FIVE PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1984.

+THE LAST TIME A HALF-YEARLY VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS WAS RECORDED WAS IN 1951. IN THE 12 MONTHS TO JULY 1985, THERE WAS A FAVOURABLE TRADE BALANCE OF $5.3 BILLION. IN THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS THE ADVERSE BALANCE WAS $10.5 BILLION.

+THIS IS AN AMAZING SWING,* SIR JOHN SAID.

/domestic cqesumer........

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DOMESTIC CONSUMER DEMAND WAS SLUGGISH, AS INDICATED BY THE RELATIVELY LOW GROWTH RATES OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF FOODSTUFFS AND OF CONSUMER GOODS. THE GROWTH RATE OF RETAINED IMPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS ALSO SLOWED DOWN IN THE SECOND QUARTER, AS THE WEAK DOMESTIC EXPORT PERFORMANCE SO FAR THIS YEAR BEGAN TO HAVE AN EFFECT. ON MANUFACTURERS’ INVESTMENT INTENTIONS.

NEVERTHELESS, SIR JOHN SAID, THE PROPERTY MARKET HAD SHOWN +CLEAR SIGNS OF REVIVAL*.

THE RATE OF TAKE-UP FOR ALL MAJOR CATEGORIES HAD IMPROVED, WITH PRICES AND RENTALS RECORDING INCREASES.

A NUMBER OF FAVOURABLE FACTORS, SUCH AS THE RISE IN REAL INCOMES FOLLOWING THE BUOYANT ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN 1984, THE FALL IN PROPERTY PRICES AND RENTALS OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS TO MORE REALISTIC LEVELS AND SEVERAL REDUCTIONS IN MORTGAGE RATES HAD COMBINED TO BRING A RESURGENCE OF INTEREST IN PROPERTY PURCHASE.

THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT 3.0 PER CENT, AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE AT 1.0 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, REMAINED STABLE.

+WE STILL RECKON THAT AN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE OF ABOUT 3.5 PER CENT REPRESENTS EFFECTIVE FULL EMPLOYMENT IN HONG KONG,* SIR JOHN SAID.

AS CHANGES IN UNEMPLOYMENT TENDED TO LAG BEHIND CHANGES IN OTHER ECONOMIC CONDITIONS AND AS EMPLOYERS TENDED TO HANG ON TO THEIR LABOUR, THE SLACKENING IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PERFORMANCE IN RECENT MONTHS HAD NOT RESULTED IN A MEASUREABLE RISE IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE, SIR JOHN ADDED.

SPEAKING OF THE MARKED LOW RATE OF INFLATION, SIR JOHN SAID THAT WHILE THE RELATIVE STRENGTH OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR EARLIER IN THE YEAR HAD HAD SOME FAVOURABLE EFFECTS ON IMPORT PRICES, THE MODERATE RATE OF.INFLATION IN HONG KONG’S MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS AND THE CONTINUED EASING IN WORLD COMMODITY PRICES HAD ALSO HELPED.

HIS BUDGET FORECAST OF AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF 5.5 PER CENT IN THE CPI (A) FOR THE YEAR NOW APPEARED TO BE HIGH, AND HE THEREFORE REDUCED IT TO FOUR PER CENT.

+WE MAY DO BETTER. OF COURSE MUCH DEPENDS ON FUTURE MOVEMENTS OF THE U.S. DOLLAR, TO WHICH THE HONG KONG DOLLAR IS FIRMLY FIXED,* SIR JOHN SAID.

SPEAKING OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, HE SAID THAT, +DESPITE GYRATIONS* IN THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR AGAINST OTHER MAJOR CURRENCIES, THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR TO THE U.S. DOLLAR HAD REMAINED CLOSE TO THE LINKED RATE.

/IN JULY ......

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 198$

IN JULY THIS YEAR, HE SAID, +AN EUPHORIC FEELING ABOUT THE LOCAL STOCK AND PROPERTY MARKETS, PLUS A SHARP WEAKENING OF THE U.S. DOLLAR AND SOME UNDOUBTED SPECULATION* HAD MOVED THE EXCHANGE RATE MOMENTARILY TO AROUND HKS7.72 PER U.S. DOLLAR.

THIS REPRESENTED ONLY A ONE PER CENT VARIATION FROM THE LINKED RATE WHICH, WHEN COMPARED WITH THE FALL IN THE U.S. DOLLAR AGAINST, FOR EXAMPLE, THE DEUTSCHEMARK OF AROUND 17 PER CENT IN THE FIVE MONTHS FROM MARCH TO JULY THIS YEAR, WAS VERY SMALL.

+YET SOME TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD UNFOUNDED RUMOURS ABOUT THE LINK. IN THE EVENT THE HONG KONG DOLLAR INTEREST RATES WERE LOWERED SUBSTANTIALLY BELOW THOSE FOR THE U.S. DOLLAR AND IN DUE COURSE THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AGAINST THE U.S. DOLLAR MOVED BACK CLOSE TO 7.80.

+1 REPEAT YET AGAIN THAT THE LINK WILL BE MAINTAINED AT 7.80,+ SIR JOHN SAID.

REFERRING TO CONCERN EXPRESSED BY SOME ABOUT THE INFLATIONARY CONSEQUENCES FOR HONG KONG OF A POSSIBLE CONTINUED FALL IN THE U.S. DOLLAR, SIR JOHN SAID SUCH CONCERN HAD TO BE PUT IN CONTEXT.

THE FALL IN THE U.S. DOLLAR FROM ITS PEAK IN FEBRUARY TO ITS TROUGH IN AUGUST BY 21 PER CENT AGAINST THE DEUTSCHEMARK AND 83 PER CENT AGAINST STERLING, MEANT A DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR ON A TRADE-WEIGHTED BASIS FROM A HIGH OF 79.1 ON MARCH 6, TO A LOW OF 74 ON AUGUST 22. THIS REFLECTED A FALL OF ABOUT SIX PER CENT IN FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS WHICH NOT ONLY SHOULD NOT CAUSE CONCERN BUT WAS CLEARLY BENEFICIAL TO EXPORTERS, SIR JOHN SAID.

+WE SHOULD ALSO BEAR IN MIND THAT THIS WAS PRECEDED BY A PERIOD DURING WHICH THE U.S. DOLLAR HAD STRENGTHENED SHARPLY. IT HAS DONE SO AGAIN RECENTLY. DOGMATISM IN THIS AREA IS VERY DANGEROUS,* SIR JOHN SAID.

TO RESTRAIN THE -INFLOW OF FUNDS INTO THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AND TO VALIDATE THE LINK TO THE U.S. DOLLAR, THE LOCAL INTEREST RATES HAD BEEN RELATIVELY LOW THIS YEAR.

THIS WAS HELPFUL TO HOME BUYERS AND TO THE ECONOMY GENERALLY. +BUT WE SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE STRUCTURAL IMBALANCE THAT COULD RESULT IF SUCH LOW RATE ENCOURAGED PROPERTY SPECULATION TO AN EXTENT UNJUSTIFIED BY THE BASIC ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS.

+1 HOPE THE PAINFUL LESSONS OF THE RECENT PAST ARE STILL CRESH IN INVESTORS’ MINDS.

+WE SHOULD NOTE THAT WITH THE LINK, HONG KONG DOLLAR INTEREST RATES SHOULD NOT IN THE LONG term DEVIATE SUBSTANTIALLY FROM U.S. DOLLAR INTEREST RATES,* HE SAID.

/TUBNING TO........

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1985

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TURNING TO BANKING, SIR JOHN SAID THAT THE FAILURE OF TWO BANKS HAD PROPERLY RAISED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ADEQUACY OF THE SYSTEM OF PRUDENTIAL SUPERVISION.

AFTER LENGTHY AND CAREFUL CONSULTATION WITH THE FINANCIAL COMMUNITY, VARIOUS AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENTS HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED. RECENT EVENTS HAD SHOWN THAT THE LIQUIDITY AND MINIMUM CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS IN THE BANKING AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCES HAD TO BE TIGHTENED UP, AND CONSEQUENTLY NEW APPROACHES TO LIQUIDITY, CAPITAL ADEQUACY AND OTHER ITEMS OF CONCERN HAD BEEN DEVELOPED.

AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT ALSO INCLUDED NEW STATISTICAL RETURNS TO ENABLE A CLOSER MONITORING OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BY THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, THE WIDER USE OF THE COMMISSIONER’S DISCRETIONARY POWERS ALREADY PROVIDED FOR IN THE TWO ORDINANCES GENERALLY TO ENSURE SOUND BUSINESS PRACTICE AMONG FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND AN ENHANCED BASIS FOR INVOLVING AUDITORS WITH SUPERVISORS.

REFERRING TO + SOME MORE FAVOURABLE LAND SALES,+ SIR JOHN SAID THAT COUPLED WITH CONTINUING TIGHT CONTROLS OVER PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE AND GOOD YIELDS FROM TAXES AND DUTIES, THERE WERE INDICATIONS OF A PROBABLE IMPROVEMENT IN THE GOVERNMENT’S ACCOUNTS COMPARED WITH THE BUDGETED DEFICIT OF $1 BILLION FOR 1985-86.

+ NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR, GIVEN NO EXTERNAL SHOCKS, WE CAN STILL EXPECT BALANCE,* HE SAID.

WITH REGARD TO PUBLIC SECTOR SPENDING, SIR JOHN SAID THAT THE RELATIVE SIZE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR HAD BEEN REDUCED FROM 19.1 PER CENT OF GDP IN 1982-83 TO 18.6 PER CENT IN 1983-84, AND TO 16.1 PER CENT IN 1984-85.

+THE LATEST ESTIMATE OF EXPENDITURE ON THE CONSOLIDATED ACCOUNT FOR 1985-86, "BASED ON PERFORMANCE OVER THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS, WAS $43.9 BILLION, A DECREASE OF $1.7 BILLION ON THE BUDGET ESTIMATE.

THIS WAS ATTRIBUTABLE MAINLY TO LOWER-THAN-EXPECTED CAPITAL EXPENDITURE DUE IN PART TO THE COMPLETION OF A NUMBER OF MAJOR PROJECTS, HE SAID.

REFERRING TO EXPORTS, SIR JOHN REVISED HIS FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR THE YEAR TO 11 PER CENT COMPARED WITH HIS BUDGET FORECAST OF 18 PER CENT.

+ BY WORLD STANDARDS THIS IS STILL PRETTY GOOD,* HE SAID.

/sia JOHN .......

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1985

SIR JOHN ALSO REVISED: PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE IN REAL TERMS SLIGHTLY DOWNWARDS TO SIX PER CENT FROM SEVEN PER CENT, AND FORECAST PRIVATE SECTOR EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION TO GROW BY AN INCREASED FIVE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, AGAINST A BUDGET FORECAST OF TWO PER CENT, AND PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT IN PLANT AND MACHINERY TO GROW AT SEVEN PER CENT, BELOW THE BUDGET FORECAST OF 16 PER CENT.

AS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION, HE SAID THAT, GIVEN THE COMPLETION OF A MAJOR PART OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE PROJECT AND A NUMBER OF MAJOR CAPITAL WORKS PROJECTS BY THE GOVERNMENT, HE FORECAST A DECLINE BY 16 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET FORECAST OF A DECLINE OF EIGHT PER CENT. PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE ON PLANT AND MACHINERY WAS FORECAST TO DECLINE BY 15 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS.

♦THUS, TAKING GROSS DOMESTIC FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION AS A WHOLE, THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS IS THREE PER CENT, AS COMPARED WITH THE BUDGET FORECAST OF FIVE PER CENT,+ HE SAID.

CONSISTENT WITH THE ABOVE REVISIONS, HE SAID, THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF IMPORTS WAS ALSO REVISED DOWNWARDS TO 11 PER CENT.

+THE NET RESULT OF THE ABOVE REVISIONS IS TO REDUCE THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE IN REAL TERMS OF THE GDP IN 1985 TO 4.5 PER CENT TO FIVE PER CENT, FROM THE BUDGET FORECAST OF ABOUT SEVEN PER CENT AND THE ACHIEVED GROWTH RATE OF NINE PER CENT IN 1984.

+THIS IS DISAPPOINTING BUT HARDLY DRAMATIC. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WHO WILL ENVY US,+ HE SAID.

THE REVISED FORECAST OF EXPENDITURE ON THE GDP IN 1985 WAS THUS $188 BILLION AT CONSTANT (1980) PRICES. WITH A FORECAST INCREASE IN THE GDP DEFLATOR OF SEVEN PER CENT, THE REVISED FORECAST OF EXPENDITURE ON THE GDP AT CURRENT PRICES WAS $278 BILLION.

IN PER CAPITA TERMS 1985 GDP AT CURRENT PRICES WAS FORECAST TO BE ABOUT $51 280 (OR U.S.$6 570), REPRESENTING AN ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF 10 PER CENT IN MONEY TERMS OR THREE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS.

DUE PARTLY TO THE SLOWER GROWTH RATE OF OUTPUT, HIS FORECAST FOR THE INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) WAS REVISED DOWNWARDS FROM 5.5 PER CENT TO FOUR PER CENT.

SIR JOHN SAID THAT ECONOMIC GROWTH IN 1985 WOULD CONTINUE TO BE EXPORT-LED, WITH MOST OF THE IMPETUS COMING FROM THE STRONG GROWTH IN RE-EXPORTS.

/WITHIN DOMESTIC .......

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WITHIN DOMESTIC DEMAND, PRIVATE SECTOR DEMAND WAS EXPECTED TO GROW BY FIVE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, WHILE PUBLIC SECTOR DEMAND WAS FORECAST TO DECLINE BY FOUR PER CENT, HE SAID.

WITH THE EXPECTED COMMENCEMENT OF THE TUEN MUN LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM IN 1986, SIR JOHN SAID, PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION WAS EXPECTED TO PICK UP AGAIN IN THE COMING YEAR OR SO.

+WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO THE START OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW EASTERN HARBOUR, THE TATE’S CAIRN AND THE SHATIN TUNNELS,* HE SAID.

+THE GOVERNMENT REMAINS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE THE COMMUNITY REQUIRES.*

SIR JOHN SAID THAT IT HAD, HOWEVER, TO BE RECOGNISED THAT THE ECONOMY REMAINED, AS ALWAYS, CRUCIALLY DEPENDENT ON TRADE AND VULNERABLE TO EXTERNAL FORCES OUTSIDE HONG KONG’S CONTROL.

AL'

THE WORLD ECONOMY WAS BY NATURE CYCLICAL AND CYCLICAL MOVEMENTS IN HONG KONG’S OWN ECONOMIC AND EXPORT PERFORMANCE COULD STILL BE EXPECTED IN FUTURE.

FROM THIS SPRUNG THE NEED TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT THE PUBLIC FINANCES, HE SAID.

IN RECENT YEAR, HE SAID, CHINA HAD PROVIDED THE HONG KONG ECONOMY WITH A NEW SOURCE OF GROWTH.

♦ THE RAPIDLY EXPANDING VOLUME OF TRADE WITH CHINA HAS STRENGTHENED THE ECONOMIC TIES AND COOPERATION BETWEEN US, AND HONG KONG’S ROLE AS A MAJOR ENTREPOT FOR CHINA HAS RE-EMERGED.

+HONG KONG AS THE MAJOR FINANCIAL CENTRE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION, SHOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO INCREASE ITS CONTRIBUTION OF EXPERTISE IN THE FINANCIAL AND RELATED SERVICES THAT LINK CHINA WITH THE REST OF THE'WORLD,* HE SAID.

AMONG EXTERNAL ADVERSE FORCES THREATENING HONG KONG, CALLS FOR FURTHER PROTECTIONIST MEASURE IN PARTICULAR IN THE U.S. POSED THE MOST IMMEDIATE THREAT TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE HONG KONG ECONOMY, SIR JOHN SAID.

+THE CONTROVERSIAL JENKINS BILL WOULD, IF PASSED INTO LAW, UNDERMINE NOT ONLY WORLD TRADE IN THE TEXTILES SECTOR, BUT ALSO THE MULTI-FIBRE ARRANGEMENT AND THE GATT ITSELF BECAUSE IT CONTRAVENES SOME OF THE VITAL PRINCIPLES UNDERLYING THOSE INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.

+GIVEN THAT THE HONG KONG ECONOMY IS SMALL AND OPEN, SUCH TRENDS IN RISING PROTECTIONISM ARE VERY WORRYING INDEED.

/♦I CAN........

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+l CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING ITS BEST TO LOOK AFTER OUR TRADING INTERESTS,* HE SAID.

SUMMING UP, SIR JOHN SAID THAT HONG KONG’S EARLIER HOPES FOR 1985 WERE UNLIKELY TO BE ACHIEVED AS FAR AS THE GROWTH RATE OF THE ECONOMY WAS CONCERNED.

THE EXPECTED GROWTH RATE OF 4.5 PER CENT TO FIVE PER CENT NEVERTHELESS REMAINED HIGH BY WORLD STANDARDS, AND THE INFLATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT RATES WERE LOW.

MOREOVER, THE MODERATE REVIVAL IN THE PROPERTY MARKET SHOULD HELP REMEDY IMBALANCES IN THAT SECTOR.

+ALL IN ALL, THE OUTLOOK IS STEADY AS SHE GOES,* SIR JOHN SAID.

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PROPOSED REVISION OF TRADE BILL ’OBJECTIONABLE’ * * *

COMMENTING ON AN AMENDED VERSION OF THE TEXTILE AND APPAREL TRADE ENFORCEMENT BILL LIKELY TO BE PROPOSED THIS WEEK BY SENATOR THURMOND, THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, SAID THAT THE BILL IF AMENDED AS ENVISAGED WAS STILL THOROUGHLY OBJECTIONABLE.

HE SAID ALTHOUGH THE PROPOSED CUTS HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO NOT MORE THAN 30 PER CENT IN ANY CATEGORY, THE REVISED BILL HAS SINGLED OUT THOSE WHO PROVIDE 10 PER CENT OR MORE OF THE UNITED STATES IMPORTS (PROVISIONALLY, KOREA, TAIWAN AND HONG KONG) FOR THE HARSHEST TREATMENT.

+AS FAR AS HONG KONG IS CONCERNED, THE AMENDED BILL IS STILL UNJUST AND UNJUSTIFIED, AND CLEARLY INCONSISTENT WITH THE PHILOSOPHY OF FAIR TRADE ESPOUSED BY PRESIDENT REAGAN AND MANY OTHER UNITED STATES POLITICIANS.

+FURTHERMORE, OUR FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTION TO THEIR UNILATERAL APPROACH TO SOLVING TRADE PROBLEMS REMAINS, THE BILL, EVEN IF AMENDED, STILL RUNS COUNTER TO THE GATT, THE MFA AND THE UNITED STATES OBLIGATIONS UNDER EXISTING BILATERAL TEXTILE AGREEMENTS. THE LATEST VERSION IS MERELY A DIVISIVE PLOY. WE ARE AS DETERMINED AS EVER IN OPPOSING IT.*

/THE PRINCIPAL .......

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THE PRINCIPAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO THE BILL INCLUDE:

* DEFINING AS +MAJOR EXPORTING COUNTRIES* THOSE WHO PROVIDE 10 PER CENT OR MORE OF UNITED STATES IMPORTS (PROVISIONALLY, TAIWAN, KOREA AND HONG KONG — THE EEC IS EXCLUDED FROM THE BILL). THIS GROUP IS SUBJECTED TO CUTBACKS AS BEFORE, WITH A MAXIMUM 30 PER CENT CUTBACK IN TRADE IN ANY CATEGORY FROM 1984 IMPORT LEVELS.

* DEFINING OTHER SUPPLIERS AS ♦EXPORTING COUNTRIES* GENERALLY TO BE GIVEN NO GROWTH IN 1985 ON 1984 IMPORTS AND NOT MORE THAN ONE PER CENT GROWTH THEREAFTER.

# EXCLUDING DOLLS AND TOYS FROM THE BILL.

X PROVIDING FOR CUTBACKS IN NON-RUBBER FOOTWEAR IMPORTS.

THE BROAD EFFECT ON HONG KONG APPEARS TO BE TO CUT MFA EXPORTS BY AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT EIGHT PER CENT (COMPARED WITH 12 PER CENT UNDER THE ORIGINAL BILL), AND TO CUT NON-MFA EXPORTS BY ABOUT 30 PER CENT (COMPARED WITH 70 PER CENT). OTHER OBJECTIONABLE FEATURES IN THE ORIGINAL BILL REMAIN FOR HONG KONG AND OTHER SUPPLIERS.

♦WE KNEW ABOUT THE POSSIBLE AMENDED VERSION LATE LAST WEEK. IN CONSULTATION WITH THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD (TEXTAB), WE REVIEWED OUR TACTICS IN THE LIGHT OF THESE POSSIBLE AMENDMENTS, AND REVISED INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO OUR LOBBYISTS THROUGH MR DORWARD.+ MR MACLEOD ADDED.

♦THE POSITION IS EXTREMELY FLUID AND WE HAVE TO REVIEW OUR TACTICS DAY BY DAY, TEXTAB MEETS AS FREQUENTLY AS REQUIRED.*

IN THE MEANTIME, THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THE BILL HAS BEEN PASSED WITHOUT AMENDMENT BY THE HOUSE TRADE SUB-COMMITTEE AND IS DUE FOR CONS(DERATION'BY THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON SEPTEMBER 26. IN THE SENATE HEARINGS ON THE BILL BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL BE RESUMED ON SEPTEMBER 23.

♦ALTHOUGH WE STILL EXPECT THE BILL TO REACH A CLIMAX SOME TIME IN OCTOBER,* SAID MR MACLEOD, +THE SEQUENCE OF LEGISLATIVE EVENTS MAY CHANGE AND VARIOUS AMENDMENTS MAY BE PROPOSED, AS THE BILL PROGRESSES THROUGH CONGRESS. OR INDEED FASTER PROGRESS MAY BE OBTAINED IF THE BILL’S SUPPORTERS SUCCEED IN TAGGING IT ON TO SOME OTHER BILL ALREADY BEING PROCESSED THROUGH CONGRESS.

+THE TRADE DEPARTMENT IS IN DAILY CONTACT WITH HONG KONG’S LOBBYING TEAMS IN WASHINGTON. BESIDES CONSULTING TEXTAB, THE TRADE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP MAJOR RELEVANT TRADE AND MANUFACTURING GROUPS IN HONG KONG INFORMED OF DEVELOPMENTS.*


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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,

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UK TRANSPORT CHIEF TOURS SHA TIN

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT, MR NICHOLAS RIDLEY TODAY (MONDAY) SAW VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS IN SHA TIN DURING A VISIT TO THE NEW TOWN.

MR RIDLEY FIRST WENT TO THE LION’S PAVILION FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE NEW TOWN.

AFTER A BRIEFING ON SHA TIN’S DEVELOPMENTS BY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM WOON-KWONG, HE WENT TO KAU TO HILL TO SEE THE NEWLY-COMPLETED TOLO HARBOUR COASTAL TRUNK ROAD LINKING SHA TIN AND TAI PO NEW TOWNS.

THE HIGHWAY IS SCHEDULED TO BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

MR RIDLEY ALSO HEARD ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF MA ON SHAN, WHICH IS THE MAIN EXTENSION TO SHA TIN NEW TOWN, AND THAT THE TARGET POPULATION OF 800 000 IN SHA TIN WAS EXPECTED TO BE REACHED BY THE 1990’S.

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PUBLIC HELP URGED FOR DISTRICT OFFICE WORK X X X X

THE WORKLOAD OF DISTRICT OFFICES HAD BECOME INCREASINGLY HEAVIER IN THE PAST FEW YEARS WITH THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

+THOUGH ALL OUR STAFF ARE DOING THEIR BEST, IT IS DIFFICULT TO REACH OUR TARGET WITHOUT THE HELP AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE PUBLIC,* HE SAID.

HE SAID THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS, THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION, THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISES, PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS ON THE +GREEN PAPER ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG+ AND THE SI NO-BRITISH DRAFT AGREEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, AND THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTION THIS THURSDAY, WERE EXAMPLES OF THE EXTENSIVE WORK DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF ARE INVOLVED IN.

MR WIGGHAM WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NEW CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE THIS MORNING ON THE 11TH FLOOR OF THE NEW HARBOUR BUILDING IN CENTRAL.

/THE njw .......

MCMMY, SEPTSMBta 23, 1985

THE NEW PREMISES IS LOCATED NEAR THE OUTLYING ISLANDS FERRY PIER IN CENTRAL, AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE OCCUPIES A FLOOR AREA OF ABOUT 655 SQUARE METRES, INCLUDING A STANDARD-SIZED PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICES COUNTER OPERATING ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

MR WIGGHAM SAID THE NEW OFFICES WOULD PROVIDE THE STAFF WITH MORE EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION, AND MAKE IT MORE CONVENIENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO REACH THEM.

MORE THAN 300 GUESTS, INCLUDING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, ATTENDED TODAY’S RECEPTION.

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SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREEN PAPER * * * *

KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL ATTEND A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD’S COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS THE +GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING* TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HOUSING (ESTATE MANAGEMENT), PR CHAN PAK; AND A MEMBER OF THE OPERATIONS COMMITTEE OF THE HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING, MR CHEUNG KIN-CHUNG, WILL BE PRESENT TO LISTEN TO MEMBERS’ VIEWS ON THE GREEN PAPER.

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PROVISIONAL COUNCIL ENDORSES BUDGET PROPOSAL * * * *

THE WAYS AND MEANS SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY (MONDAY) ENDORSED A PROVISIONAL ACCEPTABLE LEVEL (PAL) OF EXPENDITURE OF $869 MILLION PROPOSED FOR USE IN THE PREPARATION OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL’S BUDGET FOR 1986-87.

IN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSAL AT THE MONTHLY MEETING, THE SENIOR TREASURY ACCOUNTANT OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MRS MARIA YIP, RECALLED THAT AT A PREVIOUS COUNCIL MEETING IN JUNE, MEMBERS WHILE CONSIDERING A COMMITTEE PAPER IN RESPECT OF THE FIVE-YEAR FORECAST OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE 1985-86 TO 1989-90, WERE INFORMED THAT THE REGIONAL COUNCIL’S ANNUAL BUDGET WOULD BE PREPARED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A +PAL+ FIGURE APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL AND THAT THEIR ENDORSEMENT OF THE +PAL+ FOR 1986-87 WOULD BE SOUGHT IN DUE COURSE.

/SHB EXPLAINED

JKHDAY, SKPTBB2B 23, 1965

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SHE EXPLAINED THAT THE SYSTEM OF PREPARING ANNUAL FIVE-YEAR FORECAST OF EXPENDITURE AND REVENUE WAS INTRODUCED BY GOVERNMENT SOME YEARS AGO AS A BUDGET MANAGEMENT TOOL. IT CALLS FOR THE PREPARATION. ANNUALLY, OF FIVE-YEAR FORECASTS ON A ROLL-FORWARD BASIS BY ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, WHICH ARE THEN COLLATED AND ASSESSED BY THE FINANCE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT.

+BUT THE ’PAL’ FIGURE RELATES TO AND APPLIES ONLY TO THE FIRS’ YEAR OF THE FIVE-YEAR FORECAST PERIOD,+ SHE SAID.

REFERRING TO THE $869 MILLION +PAL+, SHE SAID, IT REPRESENTED THE TOTAL RECURRENT EXPENDITURE FOR 1986-87 (EXCLUDING THE COST OF CAPITAL WORK) ESTIMATED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

SHE SAID THAT FOLLOWING THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE +PAL+, THE RSD WOULD PROCEED TO PREPARE THE DETAILED DRAFT ESTIMATE FOR 1986-87.

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BOARD TO COMMENT ON ACTION AGAINST +RIP-OFF+ BARS * X * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL'S LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD, MR PETER C.K. CHAN, WILL MAKE A STATEMENT ON ACTION AGAINST +RIP-OFF+ BARS AT THE BOARD’S MEETING ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25).

DURING THE MEETING, THE BOARD WILL ALSO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS FOR LIQUOR LICENCES FROM s

THE 747 RESTAURANT AND BAR (WINDSOR) IN LOCKHART ROAD, WAN CHAI CHIU CHOW KU I RESTAURANT IN SALISBURY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI KHYBER RESTAURANT IN ASHLEY ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI FOUR SISTERS’ CAFE IN MINDEN ROW, TSIM SHA TSUI SEOUL HOUSE

RESTAURANT IN HILLWOOD ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI LYCHEE VILLAGE

RESTAURANT IN CAMERON. ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI SHING YUEN RESTAURANT IN LUNG KONG ROAD, KOWLOON CITY AND HOI KEE

RESTAURANT IN LUNG KONG ROAD, KOWLOON CITY.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DECIDE ON AN APPLICATION BY THE POLICE FOR REVOCATION OF THE LIQUOR LICENCE OF THE GOLDEN PALACE NIGHT CLUB IN NATHAN ROAD, MONG KOK.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE MEETING WHICH WILL BEGIN AT THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, EDINBURGH PLACE, AT 8.30 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1985

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'MEDICAL CARE WITHIN EASY REACH OF ALL’ * * * *

IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS THE GOVERNMENT HAS SPENT $885 MILLION ON NEW HOSPITALS AND $183 MILLION ON CLINICS TO BRING HIGH-QUALITY NEDICAL TREATMENT WITHIN EASY REACH OF ALL, THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, SAID AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS TODAY (MONDAY).

+IN THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR SOME $312 MILLION, NEARLY SIX PER CENT OF TOTAL EXPENDITURE IN THE CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME, HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO MEDICAL AND HEALTH PROJECTS.

+CONSTRUCTION IS NOW IN HAND ON A MAJOR NEW HOSPITAL AT YUEN MUN. THE HOSPITAL WILL COST SOME $900 MILLION AND WILL PROVIDE 1 600 BEDS, MAKING IT ONE OF THE LARGEST HOSPITALS BEING BUILT IN THE WORLD,+ MR CHAN SAID.

WORK HAD ALSO BEGUN ON SITE FORMATION FOR THE SHAU KEI WAN HOSPITAL AND POLYCLINIC. THE ESTIMATED COST WAS OVER $1.2 BILLION AND IT WOULD PROVIDE 1 580 ADDITIONAL BEDS ON COMPLETION IN 1991, HE ADDED.

♦THESE FIGURES ARE FAIRLY BREATHTAKING IN THEMSELVES, BUT THEY ARE FAR FROM THE WHOLE STORY. AT PRESENT THERE ARE A TOTAL CF 38 MEDICAL ITEMS IN CATEGORIES A AND AB OF THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME ON WHICH WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED OR IS DUE TO START IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

+THEY INCLUDE NOT ONLY NEW HOSPITALS AND CLINICS BUT A RANGE CF OTHER IMPORTANT ANCILLARY SERVICES SUCH AS NURSE TRAINING SCHOOLS AND OTHER SPECIALIST FACILITIES.

+AT A COST OF OVER $4 BILLION THEY REPRESENT A FORMIDABLE COMMITMENT ON TECHNICAL AND PLANNING RESOURCES OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.+

MR CHAN SAID THAT HIS CONCENTRATION ON GOVERNMENT PROJECTS WAS NOT INTENDED TO BELITTLE THE SCALE OF BUILDING ACTIVITY IN THE SUBVENTED SECTOR.

HE POINTED OUT THAT IN THE 1985-86 FINANCIAL YEAR THE GOVERNMENT WAS COMMITTED TO SPENDING OVER $1 BILLION ON CAPITAL GRANTS TO SUBVENTED HOSPITALS, THE BULK OF WHICH WOULD GO TOWARDS FINANCING NEW HOSPITAL BUILDING.

♦MAJOR PROJECTS IN HAND INCLUDE THE EXTENSIONS TO CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE AT A TOTAL COST OF $130 MILLION, CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF THE YAN CHAI AND POK 01 HOSPITALS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, COSTING $300 MILLION AND $56 MILLION RESPECTIVELY, AND THE CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF FACILITIES AT THE TUNG WAH GROUP’S HOSPITALS.

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+THESE INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW BLOCK FOR PARAMEDICAL SERVICES AT THE TUNG WAH EASTERN HOSPITAL, COSTING $40 MILLION AND DUE FOR COMPLETION IN 1988.+

MR CHAN SAID THE LARGEST SINGLE PROJECT IN THE SUBVENTED SECTOR WAS THE $680 MILLION EXTENSION TO THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL. THIS WOULD PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL 725 BEDS AND A FULL RANGE OF SUPPORTING FACILITIES.

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NEED FOR MANAGEMENT TALENT STRESSED X * * *

THE CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY FACING HONG KONG OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS WAS TO CREATE A POOL OF PROFESSIONAL MANAGEMENT TALENT THAT WOULD BE LOOKED ON INTERNATIONALLY AS HONG KONG’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE REGION, DIRECTOR OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, DR R.l. TRICKER, SAID TODAY.

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON, DR TRICKER SAID HONG KONG HAD BEEN RECOGNISED AS A CENTRE FOR SHIPPING, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCE AND TRADE, BUT NOT AS A CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT.

+IF HONG KONG IS TRULY TO FULFIL ITS POTENTIAL AS A HUB OF MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES’ ASIAN OPERATIONS AND THE PORT OF ACCESS BETWEEN THE WORLD AND CHINA, THE NEEDS FOR SKILLED AND EXPERIENCED MANAGEMENT MUST BE MET,+ HE SAID.

THERE WAS ALREADY A SHORTAGE OF PEOPLE WITH GENERAL MANAGEMENT ABILITY, ABLE TO OPERATE JOINT-VENTURES WITH CHINESE BUSINESS, OF LOCAL GENERAL MANAGERS ABLE TO PLAY THEIR PART IN MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATIONS, AND OF MIDDLE AND SENIOR MANAGERS COMPETENT TO COPE WITH THE GROWING COMPLEXITY AND ACCELERATING RATE OF CHANGE IN HONG KONG BASED COMPANIES.

SPEAKING OF THE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, HE SAID ITS FUNCTION WAS TO UNDERTAKE RESEARCH, TO DEVELOP PROGRAMMES AND THE MATERIALS THAT COULD BE USED BY COMPANIES AND THE EXISTING TEACHING INSTITUTIONS, TO COORDINATE THE ACTIVITIES CF THE EXISTING MANAGEMENT TEACHING INSTITUTIONS, AND TO PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING.

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THIRD MEETING * * *

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD ITS THIRD MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, HARBOUR BUILDING, 14TH FLOOR, AT 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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’EDUCATION FOR OFFENDERS’

* * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, WILL GIVE A TALK ON +EDUCATION FOR OFFENDERS* AT THE LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON EAST IN THE CHING ROOM OF THE SHERATON HOTEL AT 1 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

HIS TALK WILL BE DELIVERED IN CANTONESE.

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QUARTERS TO BE BUILT AT POKFULAM FIRE STATION * * * * *

A 27-STOREY HOUSING BLOCK WILL BE BUILT IN POKFULAM AT THE END OF THE MONTH TO PROVIDE HOMES FOR FIRE STATION STAFF.

IT WILL INCLUDE TWO STOREYS OF CAR PARKS AND 50 UNITS OF OFFICERS’ QUARTERS. .

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED THE 333 MILLION CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDING WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY MAY 1987.

THE QUARTERS WILL FORM PART OF AN 383 MILLION POKFULAM DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AND AMBULANCE DEPOT COMPLEX ON THE CORNER OF POKFULAM AND VICTORIA ROADS.

THE COMPLEX WILL COMPRISES A STANDARD FOUR-STOREY AMBULANCE DEPOT, A STANDARD THREE-STOREY DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION FOR 10 FIRE APPLIANCES, DUTY AND SERVICE ROOMS, BARRACKS, CANTEEN AND RECREATIONAL ROOMS AND THE HOUSING BLOCK.

A DRILL TOWER, DRILL YARD, DANGEROUS GOODS STORES AND FOAM STORES WILL ALSO BE BUILT.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1985

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CONTROL OF HOMES FOR ELDERLY UNDER STUDY K * X.

MEMBERS OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TODAY ADVISED THAT WHILE THERE WERE +NO COMPELLING REASONS TO IMPOSE IMMEDIATELY* LEGISLATIVE CONTROL OVER PRIVATE HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY, SUCH CONTROL MIGHT BE NECESSARY IN THE LONG TERM. SUCH CONTROLS WOULD BE TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE STANDARD OF SERVICE, PARTICULARLY THE SAFETY AND HEALTH ASPECTS.

HOWEVER, MEMBERS FELT THAT INITIALLY, GUIDANCE SHOULD BE GIVEN TO OPERATORS THROUGH A CODE OF PRACTICE.

THE COMMITTEE HAD CONSIDERED A SURVEY REPORT ON THESE PRIVATE HOMES, AND NOTED THAT IN GENERAL, EXISTING SERVICES GAVE NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN.

TO ENABLE FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO BE GIVEN TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE FORM OF LEGISLATIVE CONTROL, MEMBERS FELT THAT IT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE EXPERIENCES OF OTHER COUNTRIES AND TO CONSULT OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

FOR THE PRESENT, THE COMMITTEE ADVISED THAT THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SHOULD CONTINUE TO PERFORM AN ADVISORY ROLE, AND TO PAY LIAISON VISITS TO THESE HOMES TO OFFER ASSISTANCE TO THE OPERATORS AND RESIDENTS WHEN NECESSARY.

THE COMMITTEE ALSO ENDORSED AND COMMENTED ON A NUMBER OF PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND SPECIAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE SCHEMES AND TO THE CRIMINAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES SCHEME AND THE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND. IF THESE IMPROVEMENTS WERE ACCEPTED, THEY WOULD ALSO APPLY TO THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SCHEME.

THE VIEWS OF THE COMMITTEE WOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BY THE GOVERNMENT WHEN DECIDING ON IMPROVEMENTS TO THE VARIOUS SCHEMES.

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ONE MAIL DELIVERY NEXT MONDAY KM*

THERE WILL BE ONE MAIL DELIVERY ON SEPTEMBER 30 (MONDAY), WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY).

THIRTY-NINE POST OFFICES INCLUDING THE GENERAL POST OFFICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICES IN KOWLOON, AND TSUEN WING STREET, SHA TIN CENTRAL AND TAI PO POST OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS FROM 9 AM TO NOON THAT DAY.

DETAILS OF THE OTHER POST OFFICES WHICH WILL BE OPEN CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY POST OFFICE OR FROM THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BUREAU AT 5-231071 OR 5-231072.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1985

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ROAD SAFETY DRIVE STARTS WITH TV SHOW

* * * K

THIS YEAR’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN GETS UNDERWAY TOMORROW WITH A ONE-AND-A-HALF HOUR LIVE TELEVISION SHOW.

THE +ROAD SAFETY NIGHT+ PROGRAMME, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMITTEE AND TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED, WILL BE AIMED AT DRIVERS, PEDESTRIANS, AND CYCLISTS, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE USE OF HIGH-CAPACITY ROADS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMITTEE SAID THAT AS MORE HIGH-CAPACITY ROADS WOULD BE OPENED IN THE NEAR FUTURE, DRIVERS SHOULD LEARN HOW TO DRIVE SAFELY ON THEM AND WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF VEHICLE BREAKDOWNS OR EMERGENCIES.

PEDESTRIANS SHOULD ALSO LEARN TO USE FOOTBRIDGES AND FOOTPATHS, AND CYCLISTS SHOULD LEARN TO USE THE CYCLE TRACKS WHEN TRAVELLING ON THESE HIGH-CAPACITY ROADS, HE ADDED.

FEATURES ABOUT THE SHA TIN-FANLING SECTION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES TRUNK ROAD, WHICH WILL BE OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR TOMORROW, WILL ALSO BE SCREENED DURING THE PROGRAMME.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE A LYRICS COMPETITION FOR CHILDREN AGED 11 OR BELOW, A HOME QUIZ, AND SINGING AND DANCING PERFORMANCES, ALL CENTRED ON THE ROAD SAFETY THEME.

+ EACH PARTICIPANT WILL HAVE TO SING ANY ONE OF THE THREE LYRICS WRITTEN BY THE ORGANISERS,+ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED. +AND EACH LYRIC HAS A SEPARATE THEME, EITHER ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, CYCLING SAFETY OR DRIVING SAFETY. +

SIX FINALISTS WILL COMPETE ON THE SHOW. THE CHAMPION, AND FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP WILL BE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS OF $5 OOO, S3 000, AND $2 000 RESPECTIVELY BY THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF CALTEX OIL HONG KONG LIMITED, MR W.A. BEST, JR.

THE THREE CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNERS WILL EACH RECEIVE Si 000.

THE HOME QUIZ IS A WRITE-IN GAME OPEN TO THE HOME AUDIENCE WHO MUST PICK THE WINNER OF A PRE-FILMED CHARITY WALK BY EIGHT CELEBRITIES ON THE SHA TIN-FANLING SECTION OF THE N.T. TRUNK ROAD.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR PETER MOSS WILL OFFICIATE AT A LUCKY DRAW TO PICK 10 WINNERS FROM THE HOME AUDIENCE WHO HAVE MADE THE CORRECT CHOICE. EACH WINNER WILL BE AWARDED A CASH PRIZE OF Si 000.

DURING THE +ROAD SAFETY NIGHT+ PROGRAMME, THE AUDIENCE WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO VIEW DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT VARIOUS TRAFFIC BLACK SPOTS, THE ROAD SAFETY BUS, AND THE OPENING OF THE SHA TIN-FANLING SECTION OF THE N.T. TRUNK ROAD.

/THE ROAD .......

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THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMITTEE HAD IN THE PAST ORGANISED AN ANNUAL PUBLICITY FUNCTION TO START OFF THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THIS YEAR, WE HAVE ADOPTED A DIFFERENT FORMAT, USING TELEVISION TO REACH MORE PEOPLE, HE SAID.

+ROAD SAFETY NIGHT+ IS SPONSORED BY CALTEX OIL HONG KONG LIMITED. IT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON THE JADE’S CHANNEL’S +ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT+ PROGRAMME AT 9.35 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

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MORE POSTAL COUNTERS TO COPE WITH ’FLOWER’ RUSH

*****

ADDITIONAL COUNTERS AT 17 POST OFFICES WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR NORMAL POSTAL BUSINESS ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) TO COPE WITH THE EXPECTED RUSH WHEN THE SPECIAL +FLOWERS OF HONG KONG+ STAMP SET IS PUT ON SALE THAT DAY.

A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THE HONG KONG ISLAND OUTLETS WERE THE GENERAL POST OFFICE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CAUSEWAY BAY, HENNESSY ROAD, MORRISON HILL, NORTH POINT, QUEEN'S ROAD AND SHEUNG WAN, WHILE IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES THEY WERE KOWLOON CENTRAL, CHEUNG SHA WAN, GILLIES AVENUE, KOWLOON CITY, KWUN TONG, MONG KOK, SHAM SHU I PO, TSIM SHA TSUI AND TSUEN WAN.

MORE STAFF WOULD BE ON DUTY, BUT AS LONG QUEUES OF PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REQUESTED TO BE TOLERANT AND, IF POSSIBLE, TO TRANSACT THEIR NORMAL POSTAL BUSINESS ON THE DAY BEFORE OR AFTER THE ISSUE OF THE SPECIAL STAMPS, HE SAID.

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BOARD MEMBERS SEE KCRC CONTROL CENTRE

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SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (MONDAY) TOURED THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION CONTROL CENTRE TO SEE HOW IT OPERATES.

LED BY THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR NG CHAN-LAM, MEMBERS FIRST TOURED THE CONTROL CENTRE AT THE KOWLOON STATION IN HUNG HOM, WATCHING THE OPERATION OF THE AUTOMATIC REVENUE COLLECTION CONTROL SYSTEM.

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MMMY, SSRHBfBKB 23, 1985

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THEY THEN BOARDED A SPECIAL TRAIN FOR THE ELECTRICAL MULTIPLE UNIT DEPOT AND HO TUNG LAU WORKSHOP, AND WERE GIVEN A BRIEFING ON DEVELOPMENT PLANS BY KCRC MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR PETER QUICK, AT THE HEAD OFFICE IN SHA TIN.

WHAT THEY LEARNED DURING THE VISIT WOULD BE USEFUL TO MEMBERS WHEN EXPLAINING ISSUES RELATED TO THE KCRC AT MEETINGS WITH THE PUBLIC, BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR NG CHAN-LAM, SAID AFTER THE TOUR.

ACCOMPANYING THE GROUP DURING TODAY’S VISIT WAS SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM WOON-KWONG.

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SAI YING PUN WATER CUT * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SAI YING PUN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST, EASTERN STREET, QUEEN’S ROAD WEST AND WESTERN STREET.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 79.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 465.581 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 506.740 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 86.5 PER CENT CF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN - SUPPLEMENT

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2J, 1985

PRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE COVERAGE OF

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS ON

SEPTEMBER 26, 1985

Legislative Council Elections

September 26, 1?8$

Media Arrangements

introduction

A total of 64 candidates have come forward for the Legislative Council elections to be held on September 26, 198?. Of them, six are uncontested, leaving 58 candidates to compete for a total of 18 elected seats - 38 for 11 electoral college seats and 20 for 7 functional constituency seats.

A list of all candidates is at Annex A.

A table showing the constituencies for which elections are to be held is at Annex B.

Av ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Since the Provisional Regional Council constituency is uncontested, there will only be 11 polling stations altogether, one for each constituency. Voting will be by a repeated ballot system.

The first poll for all geographical constituencies will

take place between 10 am and 10.30 am. If it is necessary for any subsequent polls to be taken, these will also be of 30-minute duration and commence 45 minutes after the declaration of tne results of the immediate preceding poll.

The first poll for the Urban Council constituency will take place between 3 pm and 3®30 pm.

Media Arrangements

The hall/conference room which has been gazetted as a polling/oounting station will consist of two parts. Part A of the room/hall will be the polling/oounting station proper where the issuing of ballot papers and the casting of votes will be done.

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Part B of the room/hall which io outside the boundary of the polling station is the waiting area where electors assemble before and after the casting of votes and before the result of the poll is announced. Part A and B will be separated by screens. After all electors have cast their votes or when the polling tine is up, the polling station will become the counting station. A sketch plan of a typical polling/ counting station is-at Annex C and a list of all polling stations is at Annex D.

The media will be allowed inside the polling/oounting stations and the waiting areas for electors only during the following specific times j

(1) Before polling - Prior to 9.30 an media representatives can go into the waiting areas for electors, which is either partitioned off from the voting/counting station or for some constituencies, is situated in a separate room altogether, to take pictures of them assembling. They will not be able to go into the waiting area during the intervening periods between polls. For the Urban Council constituency, they can photograph electors assembling in the waiting room before 2.30 pm.

(2) Beginning of counting - at the end of each poll, media representatives will be able to photograph the ballot boxes being opened and the ballot papers being removed from the boxes. They will not be able to photograph the counting of votes.

(3) Declaration of counting results - the media will be able to cover the declaration of results when the counting of votes is finished.

(US officers will be present at all polling stations to assist. If media representatives wish to interview a particular candidate/eleotor, they should contact the Information Officer

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there who will approach the candidate/©lector concerned and on his/ her agreement, will arrange the interview to be conducted in an area outside the room. Full details of the result of each poll will be issued by (US over the teleprinter and facsimile systems.

B. FUNCTIONAL CQNSTITUBiCIES

Elect ions- of the functional constituencies will take the form of a preferential voting system. There will be 33 polling stations for the seven contested constituencies. There will be no special facilities for the media at these polling stations.

The counting of votes for all functional constituencies will take place in the arena of the Queen Elizabeth Stadium (QBS) in Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai, where there will be special arrangements for the media.

The counting of votes will be conducted in the following order, commencing around 7 >45 re-

Order Functional Constituency No. of Electors

1 Social Services 145

2 Commercial I 1,244

3 Industrial II 1,284

4 Legal 978

5 Engineering etc 2,314

6 Medical 2,934

7 Teaching 34,182

counting will be conducted on the basis of one functional constituency at any one time, with the possible exception of the counting for the engineering and medical functional constituencies which

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could be held simultaneously. Barring unforeseen circumstances, the entire process can be expected to finish by 2 am on September 27•

Pun polling results for each constituency will be issued over the teleprinter and facsimile networks.

A sketch of the counting station at QBS is at Annex B.

Media Arrangementg *

Onoe balloting of a constituency is completed, the ballot boxes will be taken to the counting centre in Queen Elisabeth Stadium. Media representatives will be able to go into the arena to cover the opening of the ballot boxes but will not be able to cover the actual counting of votes.

The Returning Officer will announce the results of each constituency once they are confirmed. The media will be escorted by GIS officers into the arena to just in front of the stage to cover these announcements.

In addition, with the permission of the Returning Officer, television and radio reporters will be able to do "live" reports for their main newscasts from aeations 1 and 8 spectator stands (as shown in Annex E) inside the arena, with the counting of votes in the background, but only for three minutes.

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PRESS CENTRE

For the convenience of the media, a press centre will be set up inside the Queen Elisabeth Stadium in Gymnasium II and half of the adjacent lobby. Ths press centre will be one floor below the counting centre in the arena. A floor plan of the press centre is at Annex F.

The press centre will come into operation from 7 am on September 26 until all election results are known.

Six separate booths for broadcasting will be provided inside the Gym for use by the four radio channels and the two television stations. Stations requiring additional communications equipment can have them installed after 10 am on September 25. All equipment oust be removed before 3 pm on September 2J.

Parking spaces inside the Stadium and on the opposite side of Oi Kwan Road have been reserved for outside broadcast vehicles.

A working area with typewriters, result forms, and stationery, will be provided for media representatives both inside the Gym and in the lobby. An area inside the Gym will be screened off as a rest/ Interview room. Television sets will be installed tc enable journalists to watoh election-related programmes.

There will be eight wireless telephones Inside booths for use by the press.

Refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks and sandwiches) will be available throughout the day.

There will be a GIS desk in the press centre for the collection and diweeei nation of election news and other related stories. All press enquiries on the election should be directed to this GIS desk on that day. Special telephone numbers for the desk are 5-753747» >754045, □4850744 3X1(1 04850746.

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Bisplay boards will be put up inside the press centre to show the latest voter turn-out for the functional constituencies and the polling results for the two electoral divisions by breakdown of candidates. Similar boards will also be put 19 in the News Division of GIS Headquarters.

It is expected that a number of senior government officials will visit the press centre on election day and on-the-spot interviews will be arranged. Transport will also be available to take media representatives to cover VIP visits to polling stations etc.

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ANNEX A

Ligt of Noaij^ted Candidates_for Legislative Council Elections, 1985 -

Electoral College Constituencies

(1 seat each)

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Constituency Name of Candidate Sex Age Occupation

(in Siglish) (in Chinese)

New Territories (SMt) 1 Andrew WQBG Wang-fat M 41 University Lecturer

2 WAI Hcn-lwng tMti. M 53 Merchant

3 PANG Hang-yin M 41 Merchant

4 LIU Ching-leung M 42 Merchant

5 Stephen VONG Yuen-cheung 5^, M 56 Heal Estate Developer

New Territories (South) 1 Richard LAI M 39 Merchant

2 HO Tung-ching M 57 School Principal

3 LAM Wai-keung U 36 Land Developer .

New Territories (W.Bt) 1 TANG Siu-tong • M 42 Doctor

2 TSO Shiu-wai M 34 Company Director

3 William MAN For-tai M 48 Merchant

4 TAI Chin-wah M 32 Solicitor

5 Kingsley SIT Ho-yin M 36 Loss Adjustor

Hong Kong Island (Bart) 1 LEE Kam-kai (LEE Kwong-lam) M 48 Merchant

2 Peggy LAM PEI F 57 Welfare Administrator

I • 3 KWAN Lim-ho W&K M 38 Lawyer

4 CHUM Ting-pong 31^ M 31 Research Scholar

5 Albert CHEONG Chi-piu M 36 Biochemist

6 LEB Tu-tai M 40 Course Coordinator

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Constituency Name of Candidate Age Occupation

(in Jhglish) (in Chinese)

Hong Kong Island 1 LIU Lit-for > ?.9. M 54 Banker

(West) 2 Anthony NG Sung-man A -A -V. M 38 Doctor

3 Keith LAM Hon-keung M 45 Merchant

Kowloon City 1 Peter CHAN Chi-kwan M 49 Bar ri st er-at-Law

2 PAO Ping-wing M 38 Conununity Service & Development Consultant

3 Daniel TSE Chi-wai M 50 College President

Kwun Tong 1 CH0»G Kwan- suen JU 4 < M 36 Merchant

2 POCK Chi-fai if M 33 Executive

3 LI Wah-ming M 30 Social Wozker

Shas Shui Po 1 Ambrose CHEUNG Wing-sum M 34 Solicitor

2 CHUNG Pui-lam i'i M 44 Solicitor

South Kowloon 1 IP Kwok-chung £ M 34 Secretary

2 Baa YUEN Yin-hung & & P 34 Social Work

3 CHAN Lai-sang M 34 Supervisor Social Worker

4 Jackie CHAN Chai-keung M 46 Chartered Eh g in e er

Vong Tai Sin 1 Conrad LAM Kui-ahing M 50 General Practitioner (Medical)

2 LIU Koon-sing M 53 Real Estate Developer

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Constituency Name of Candidate Sex Age Occupation

(in Qiglish) (in Chinese)

Provisional Regional Council (U) 1 LAU Wong-fat IL 48 Merchant

Urban Council 1 Hilton CHEONG-LESi M 63 Company Director

2 Elaie ELLIOTT TU MM P 72 School Teacher & Supervisor

♦ (U) = Unccntested

List of Nominated Candidates for Legislative Council Elections,

Functional Constituencies

Constituency Name of Candidate Sex Age Occupation

(in Stagliah) (in Chinese)

Commercial I (1 seat) 1 Anne Cornelis Willem BLAAUW 2 Thomas CLYDESDALE M M 63 51 Managing Director Profession al Accountant

Commercial II (1 seat) (U) 1 HO Sai-chu M 48 Merchant

Industrial I (1 seat) (U) 1 Stephen CHEONG Kam-chuen M 44 Company Director

Industrial II (1 seat) - - 1 NGAI Shiu-kit 2 HD Yuk-wing M M 60 53 Merchant Designer

Financial (1 seat) (U) 1 David LI Kwok-po M 46 Chartered Accountant/ Banker

Labour (2 seats) (U) 1 PANG Chun-hoi 2 TAM Yiu-chung ■ * M M 64 36 Hetired Textile Employee Trade Union Officer

Soical Services (1 seat) • 1 Maria Joyce CHANG Sau-han 2 HUI Yin-fat 3 MAK Hoi-wah •4^# F M M 43 49 34 Social Worker Social Worker Social Worker

Medical (1 seat) 1 Edward LEONG Che-hung 2 CHIU Hin-kwcng J? ft Sf ?? M M 46 57 Medical Practitioner Medical Practitioner

♦ (U) ■ Uncontested

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Constituency Name of Candidate Sex Age Occupation

(in Jhglish) (in Chinese)

Tabbing 1 CHAN Yat- tung M 47 Headmaster

(1 seat; 2 SZ8T0 W&h M 54 Headmaster

3 KO Gra-yee M 45 School Principal

4 Luke YIP Jing-ping M 50 School Principal

5 WU Siu-wai <>•< M 25 Teacher

Legal (1 seat) 1 Martin LEE Chu-ming M 47 Queen* s Counsel

2 Edmund CHOW Wai-hung M 60 Solicitor

3 Hairy Dennis LITTON M 51 Queen* a Counsel

Engineering, Architectural, 1 CHENG Hon-kwan if M 58 Consulting Skigineer

Surveying and Planning (1 seat) 2 TAO Liang-te >31 M 61 Partner with a Consulting £hgineering Firm

3 Haymond HO Chung-tai M 46 Civil and Structural Phgineer

ANNEX B

Constituency

A. Electoral

College

Constituency

Urban Council

Hong Kong Island (East)

Hong Kong Island (West)

Kwun Tong

Wong Tai Sin

Kowloon City

Sham Shui Po

South Kowloon

New Territories (East)

New Territories (West)

New Territories ( South)

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Commercial I

Industrial II

Social Services

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Teaching

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Ikigineering, Architectural, Surveying and Planning

No. of Elected No. of seats Candidatee

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1 3

1 3

1 2

1 3

1 2

1 4

1 5

1 5

1 3

1 2

1 2

1 3

1 2

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1 3

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No. of Polling Stations

9 am - 7 pm

9 am - 9 pm

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Hours of Poll

3 pm - 3.30 pm for the first poll

10 am - 10.30 am for the first poll. If it should be necessary for any subsequent polls to be taken, these will be of like duration and ooamenoe 45 minutes after the declaration of the results of the jjsiediate preceding poll.

Annex C

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POLLING AND COUNTING STATIONS j^BSTOBAL CQtf^GB CCNSTITOBICLES

Names of Electoral College Constituencies Hames and Addresses of places designated as Polling/Counting Stations

Urban Council The Urban Council Chamber, 3rd floor, Urban Council Chambers, Edinburgh Place, Central.

Heng Kong Island (East) Queen's College, 120 Causeway Hoad, Causeway Bay.

Hong Kong Island (Vest) Loke Yew Hall, Hong Kong University, Pok Fu Lam Road.

Kwun Tong Kwun Tong District Office Conference Room, Kwon Tong District Branch Offices Building, 3rd floor, Tung Yan Street, Kwun Tong.

Wong Tai Sin Fung Ming Hall, Sik Sik Yuen (Wong Tai Sin Temple), 2 Chuk Yuen Village, Wong Tai Sin.

Kowloon City Kowloon City District Office Conference Room, 1st floor, 141*143 Kau Pui Lung Road, Kowloon City.

Sham Shui Po Cheung Sha Van Commmity Centre, 55 Fat Cheung Street, Cheung Sha Wan.

South Kowloon Henry G. Leong Yau Ma Te5 r amity Centre Conference Hoom, Room 5O3> $0 Public Square Street, Yau Ma Toi.

Hew Territories (East) Tai Po Community Centre (ifcilti-purpose Hall), Heung Sse Wui Street, Tai Po Market, Tai Po.

lew Territories (West) Dance Studio, 3rd floor, Yan Oi Tong Comsunity and Indoor Sports Centre, Yan Ching Circuit, Tuen Mon.

Hew Territories (South) City and New Territories Administration Headquarters Conference Room, 12th floor, World Shipping Centre, 7 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.

POLLING STATIONS

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Names of Functional Constituencies and. Electoral Bivisicns Names and Addressee of places designated as Polling Stations

Comnercial I The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (Tsim Sha Tsui Office), Boom 1226, Ocean Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui* Boardroom, The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, 22nd floor, United Centre, Queensway.

Industrial II Hoorn 604, Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank Building, 673 Nathan Hoad, Mong Kok. Conference Hall, The Chinese Manufacturers1 Association of Hong Kong, 27th floor, CMA Building, 64-66 Connaught Hoad Central.

Social Services Lady Trench Auditorium, The Hong Kong Council of Social Services, 1st floor, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Hoad, Wan Chai.

Medical Shtrance Lobby, 2nd floor, Main Bl00k, Prince of Wales Hospital, 30-32 Ngan Shing Street, Sha Tin. Main Hall, The Hong Kong Medical Association, 5th floor, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Hoad, Wan Chai. Conference Hoorn (next to Accident A Emergency Department Building), Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pok Fu Lam Hoad. Doctors' Hecreaticn Hoorn (at rear dining hall, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Staff Canteen), Ground floor, Block B, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Hoad.

P. 2

Names of Functional Constituencies and Electoral Divisions Names and Addressee of places designated as Polling Stations

Teaching A • Islands District Office Conference Room, 20th floor, Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central.

Cheung Wah Community Hall, Cheung Wah Estate, Fanling.

Cheng Chek Chee Secondary School of Sai Kung & Hang Hau District, N.T., Lot 9 in DD 231, Chuk Kok, Hiram's Highway, Sai Kung.

Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School, Lek Yuen Estate, Sha Tin.

Wong Shiu Chi Middle School, Tai Po Market, Tai Po.

Tsu an Wan Government Secondary School, 70 Hoi Pa Street, Tsuen Wan.

St. Simon's Lui Ming Choi Secondary Technical School, 85 Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road, Tuen Mun.

N.T. Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School, 123 Kau Yuk Road, Yuen Long.

Kiangsu-Chekiang College, Kwai Chung, 83 Hing Shing Road, Kwai Chung.

King's College, 63A Bonham Road.

Morrison Hill Technical Institute, 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai.

Clementi Middle School, 30 Fortress Hill Road, North Point.

St. Mark's School, 460 Shau Kei Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan.

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Pui Ching Middle School, 80 Waterloo Road, Ho man tin.

Tang King Po School, 16 Tin Kwong Road, To Kwa Van.

Kwun Tong Lutheran School, 2 Horse Shoe Lane, Krun Tong.

Hong Kong Playground Association Queen Elizabeth II Youth Centre, 10 Yin Po Fong Street, Mong Kok.

Tack Ching Girls1 Middle School, 101 Castle Peak Road, Sham Shui Po.

Lok Sin Tong Wong Chung Ming Secondary School, 161 Lok Sin Road, Kowloon City.

Assembly Hall, The Scout Association of Hong Kong, Ground floor, Morse House, 9 Cox's Road.

Legal Conference Room, The Law Society of Heng Kong, Room 122% Swire House, 9-25 Chater Road, Central.

Sigineering, Architectural, Surveying and Planning Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Museum of History, Block 61 and 62, Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ECONOMIC GROWTH 'QUITE RESPECTABLE' - GOVERNOR .............. 1

TRUNK ROAD WILL BENEFIT THE WHOLE TERRITORY ................. 3

SAFETY MEASURES ON NEW NT ROaD .............................. 4

AUCTION UNDERLINES STRENGTH OF PROPERTY MARKET .............. 5

NEJfl SHARE DISCLOSURE LEGISLATION PLANNED................... 6

UK TRANSPORT CHIES’ LOOKS AT EASTERN DEVELOPMENT ............ 8

RIDLEY VISITS ERP CONTROL CENTRE ............................ 9

STATUTORY HOLIDAY REMINDER FOR EMPLOYERS .................... 9

REGISTRATION REVOKED ........................................ 10

DB MEMBERS VISIT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM..................... 10

DB MEMBERS TOUR VARIOUS PROJECTS ............................ 10

VALUE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR OFFENDERS STRESSED.......... 11

VOTERS REGISTERED ABOARD FERRIES ............................ 12

TOP BADMINTON PLAYERS HEADING FOR HONG KONG ................. 13

RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN TSUEN WAN ........................ 14

WAN CHAI ROAD CLOSURE........................................ 15

PARKING SPACES SUSPENDED .................................... 15

MID-LEVELS TAPS OFF.......................................... 15

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

1

ECONOMIC GROWTH ’QUITE RESPECTABLE’ - GOVERNOR * * * *

THE RATE OF GROWTH OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMY IS STILL QUITE RESPECTABLE BY ANYBODY’S STANDARDS ALTHOUGH IT IS LESS THAN WHAT WE HOPE IT WOULD BE, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE SHA TIN TO FANLING SECTION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES TRUNK ROAD, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT OVERSEAS FACTORS — THE SLOWDOWN IN THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY AND THE SLOWDOWN IN THE DEMAND THERE — WERE THE MAIN REASONS.

HE POINTED OUT, HOWEVER, THAT THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY’S SPEECH LAST NIGHT, REVIEWING HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR, STILL CONTAINED SOME ENCOURAGING FEATURES.

♦THE RATE OF INFLATION IS LOW, EMPLOYMENT IS HIGH, AND WE STILL HAVE A VERY RESPECTABLE RATE OF GROWTH BY WORLD STANDARDS.

+SO, ALTHOUGH WE WOULD LIKE IT TO HAVE BEEN BETTER, I THINK IT IS STILL PRETTY GOOD AND OUR EXPORTERS HAVE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER HE WOULD BRIEF MR NICHOLAS RIDLEY, THE VISITING SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT, BEFORE HE GOES TO CHINA FOR DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING THE CIVIL AVIATION TALKS, SIR EDWARD SAID HE HAD HAD A FEW DISCUSSIONS WITH MR RIDLEY ALREADY.

♦AND HE HAS BEEN BRIEFED IN GREAT DETAIL BY THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES AND SOME OF THE OTHER GOVERNMENT SECRETAR IES,+ HE SAID.

♦SO HE IS VERY WELL AWARE OF THE VIEWS AND INTERESTS OF HONG KONG.+

ON WHETHER HE WOULD ASK MR RIDLEY TO PUSH FOR THE TALKS TO BE RESUMED, SIR EDWARD SAID, +WE HAVE A GREAT INTEREST IN THE TALKS BEING RESUMED.

+AND I THINK YOU CAN BE SURE THEY WILL BE RESUMED BECAUSE THE SOONER WE HAVE A SETTLEMENT OF THESE ISSUES, I THINK THE BETTER IT WILL BE FOR CONFIDENCE FOR HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON WHETHER ALLEGATIONS OF VOTE RIGGING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD BE A +HAZARD+ TO THE FORTHCOMING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS, THE GOVERNOR SAID ALL HE KNEW AT THE MOMENT WAS THAT SOME COMPLAINTS HAD BEEN MADE.

/♦AND WHIN .......

TUESDAY, 24, 19&5

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+AND WHEN THESE COMPLAINTS ARE MADE, THEY ARE INVESTIGATED. AND THAT IS REALLY THE STATE OF AFFAIRS AS IT IS NOW,* HE SAID. +THERE IS NOT REALLY VERY MUCH I CAN ADD TO THAT.*

ASKED WHETHER HE WOULD CONSIDER APPOINTING SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST IN THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, SIR EDWARD SAID THE ONE THING HE WAS NOT GOING TO DO TODAY WAS TO MAKE ANY COMMENT ABOUT THE ELECTIONS.

•►BECAUSE IF I DID SOMEONE WOULD SUGGEST I WAS GOING TO INFLUENCE THEM.+

IN REPLY TO ANOTHER QUESTION, SIR EDWARD DECLINED TO SAY WHEN HE WAS GOING TO ANNOUNCE THE NAMES OF THE APPOINTED MEMBERS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

+BUT IT WON’T BE VERY LONG, I CAN ASSURE YOU, BECAUSE AFTER ALL THE NEW LEGCO IS GOING TO MEET AT THE END OF OCTOBER. SO ALTHOUGH I CAN’T GIVE YOU AN EXACT DATE, IT WON’T BE TOO LONG.*

ASKED WHETHER IT WOULD BE +A FEW DAYS* OR +WEEKS+ AFTER THE ELECTIONS, SIR EDWARD REPLIED, +A CERTAIN TIME.+

ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE RECENT SPATE OF SHOOTING CASES IN WHICH CRIMINALS SEEMED TO BE GETTING MORE RUTHLESS, SIR EDWARD SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT ANY FORM OF SHOOTING INCIDENT.

+THE POLICE ARE DOING THEIR UTMOST TO BRING WHOEVER IS RESPONSIBLE TO BOOK.

+WE DON’T LIKE THESE SHOOTING INCIDENTS AND YOU CAN BE QUITE SURE THAT THE POLICE WILL BE USING EVERY EFFORT THEY CAN PUT INTO IT TO APPREHEND THOSE RESPONSIBLE AND SO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF CRIME.

+ONE OF THE REASONS WE SET UP THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE WAS TO ENSURE THAT ALL RESOURCES ARE TARGETED AGAINST THIS KIND OF CRIME,* HE SAID.

ON HIS REACTION TO THE RAID BY THE POLICE IN HAPPY VALLEY THIS MORNING, SIR EDWARD SAID HE DID NOT HAVE THE DETAILS YET AND THAT HE HAD NOT YET WATCHED THE COVERAGE ON TELEVISION.

+BUT AS I UNDERSTAND IT, THE POLICE DID A VERY GOOD JOB,* HE SAID.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

3

TRUNK ROAD WILL BENEFIT THE WHOLE TERRITORY * * * *

THE SHA TIN TO FANLING SECTION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES TRUNK ROAD WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (TUESDAY).

AND FROM TOMORROW MOTORISTS WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE 15-KILOMETRE SECTION OF THE TRUNK ROAD IN UNDER 20 MINUTES, LESS THAN HALF THE PREVIOUS TIME FOR THE JOURNEY FROM SHA TIN TO FANLING.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE $1 400 MILLION INVESTED IN THE PROJECT EMPHASISED THE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO AN EFFICIENT ROAD SYSTEM FOR THE WHOLE TERRITORY.

+THE INVESTMENT IS SUBSTANTIAL BUT IT IS AN INVESTMENT WHICH WILL SERVE NOT ONLY THE AREA THROUGH WHICH IT PASSES, IT WILL BENEFIT HONG KONG AS A WHOLE IN TERMS OF IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH.+

SIR EDWARD SAID THE PROJECT, ALONG WITH THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR AND THE SOON-TO-BE-OPENED TSUEN WAN BYPASS, HIGHLIGHTED THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS TO PROVIDE A ROAD SYSTEM DESIGNED TO KEEP PACE WITH HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT.

♦ HERE IN HONG KONG,+ HE ADDED, +THE COMMUNITY IS ALSO BECOMING INCREASINGLY AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ENVIRONMENT. THE GOVERNMENT PLANNERS HAVE IN CONSEQUENCE BEEN AT PAINS TO MINIMISE THE EFFECT OF THE NEW HIGHWAY ON THE LANDSCAPE AND THE COUNTRYSIDE HAS BEEN WELL PRESERVED.+

THE ROAD HAS TAKEN A WORKFORCE OF 2 500 MEN NEARLY FIVE YEARS TO BUILD. IT RUNS ALONG THE SCENIC COAST OF TOLO HARBOUR, THROUGH THE FOOTHILLS TO THE WEST OF TAI PO AND ALONGSIDE THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY ON ITS WAY TO FANLING.

A FEATURE OF THE ROAD IS THE FOUR BRIDGES ON THE TAI PO BYPASS WHICH CROSSES RIDGES AND DEEP RAVINES TO TAKE TRAFFIC AWAY FROM THE TAI PO TOWN CENTRE.

THESE BRIDGES HAVE BEEN BUILT BY INCREMENTAL LAUNCHING, THE FIRST TIME THIS METHOD HAS BEEN USED IN HONG KONG. THEY ARE BASICALLY CONTINUOUS BRIDGES OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE. THE DECKS WERE CAST IN 10-METRE SEGMENTS IN A +FACTORY+ AT ONE END OF EACH BRIDGE.

ONCE CAST, THE SEGMENTS WERE PUSHED OUT WITH HYDRAULIC JACKS. EACH SEGMENT PUSHING OUT THE ONE BEFORE IT UNTIL THE FIRST SEGMENT TO BE CAST REACHED THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE.

/THE SECRETARY .......

TOSSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

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THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, ALSO SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY, SAID THAT THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF THE EASTERN NEW TERRITORIES AND THE GROWTH OF TRAFFIC TO THE SHENZHEN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE HAD INCREASED THE NEED FOR EFFICIENT ROAD CONNECTIONS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

+AT THE MOMENT OTHER SECTIONS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR TRUNK ROAD ARE EITHER UNDER CONSTRUCTION OR BEING DESIGNED.

+IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE REMAINING SECTIONS BETWEEN FANLING AND TUEN MUN WILL BE COMPLETED BY 1990. AT THAT TIME, AND FOR THE NEXT DECADE AND BEYOND, THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL BE VERY WELL SERVED IN TERMS OF ROAD TRANSPORT,* HE ADDED.

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SAFETY MEASURES ON NEW NT ROAD

*****

SPECIAL YELLOW BAR MARKINGS HAVE BEEN LAID ON THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE NEW TERRITORIES TRUNK ROAD APPROACHING THE LAM KAM ROAD ROUNDABOUT TO WARN MOTORISTS TO REDUCE SPEED, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

+ THE ROAD WOULD HAVE A SPEED LIMIT OF 80 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. HOWEVER, LOWER SPEED LIMIT OF 50 KMH WILL APPLY BETWEEN THE TWO ROUNDABOUTS SITUATED AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH LAM KAM ROAD AND HONG LOK YUEN ACCESS ROAD,+ HE SAID.

+MOTORISTS APPROACHING THE JUNCTIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO LOWER THE SPEED TO 50 KMH, SLOW DOWN FURTHER AND GIVE WAY AT THE ROUNDABOUTS,* HE ADDED.

THE 15-KILOMETRE-TRUNK ROAD FROM SHA TIN RACECOURSE TO FANLING WILL BE OPEN TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO PROVIDE A FAST AND EFFICIENT LINK WITH THE VARIOUS NEW TOWNS IN THE EASTERN NEW TERRITORIES.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

5

AUCTION UNDERLINES STRENGTH OF PROPERTY MARKET M * * *

THE FIRST GOVERNMENT LAND AUCTION SINCE THE COMING INTO FORCE OF THE SI NO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION HAS EMPHASISED THE UNDERLYING STRENGTH OF THE LOCAL PROPERTY MARKET, GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, MR BOB POPE, SAID AFTER SIX LOTS WERE AUCTIONED THIS AFTERNOON IN THE CITY HALL.

♦THE SALES REFLECTED FULLY THE TERMS OF THE JOINT DECLARATION WITH LEASE TERMS EXTENDING TO THE YEAR 2047,+ MR POPE WHO WAS THE AUCTIONEER, SAID.

♦THIS IS THE FIRST TIME LAND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND NEW KOWLOON HAS BEEN SOLD FOR A PERIOD EXTENDING BEYOND 1997. +

THE BIGGEST SALE WAS OF 3 552 SQUARE METRES FOR A TOWNCENTRE SITE AT TUEN MUN NEW TOWN. THIS WAS BOUGHT BY A PANAMANIAN REGISTERED COMPANY, MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION, FOR $30 MILLION - 50 PER CENT ABOVE THE UPSET PRICE.

ANOTHER MAJOR SITE - 1 496 SQUARE METRES OF INDUSTRIAL LAND IN KOWLOON BAY - WAS SOLD FOR $14.9 MILLION TO PEAK GAIN LTD.

MR POPE SAID: +THE SALES HAVE NOT SHOWN MASSIVE INCREASES WHICH WOULD INDICATE A BOOM IN THE LAND MARKET. THEY HAVE SHOWN THE STEADY RISE AND STRENGTH OF THE MARKET.

♦CONSIDERING THAT THE SITES WERE NOT PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE AND THAT SOME OF THE BIDDING WAS SLOW, THE PRICES WERE QUITE GOOD,+ MR POPE SAID.

HE EXPRESSED THE VIEW THAT THE NEW LEASE TERMS FOR LAND HAD HAD VERY LITTLE EFFECT ON TODAY’S PRICES.

OTHER SITES SOLD TODAY WERE A SITE OF 115.3 SQUARE METRES AT POPLAR STREET, KOWLOON, WHICH WAS SOLD FOR $2.8 MILLION TO FONNIE CO LTD (UPSET PRICE $2 MILLION): A 83.4-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT TAI NAN STREET, SHAM SHU I PO, SOLD FOR $1.6 MILLION TO JANSON CONSTRUCTION CO (UPSET PRICE $1.5 MILLION); A 673.3-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT KUT SHING STREET, CHAI WAN, BOUGHT BY KATAKENT CO LTD, A SUBSIDIARY OF SUN HUNG KAI, FOR $7.1 MILLION (UPSET PRICE $5 MILLION) AND A 91.5-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT SHEK 0 WHICH WENT TO THE CAPITAL RESERVE INVESTMENT CO FOR THE UPSET PRICE OF $500 000.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

6

NEW SHARE DISCLOSURE LEGISLATION PLANNED * * * *

THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMPANY LAW REFORM IS +STRONGLY INCLINED* TOWARDS INTRODUCING LEGISLATION REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SHAREHOLDERS AND OF DEALINGS IN SHARES ON A SIGNIFICANT SCALE.

THE STANDING COMMITTEE THEREFORE PLANS TO RECOMMEND . PROVISIONS ALONG THE LINES ADOPTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, BUT LIMITED IN HONG KONG TO PUBLIC LISTED COMPANIES.

HOWEVER, BEFORE THIS IS DONE, THE VIEWS OF INTERESTED ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE BEING SOUGHT.

HONG KONG IS ONE OF THE FEW FINANCIALLY SOPHISTICATED JURISDICTIONS WHICH STILL HAVE NO LEGISLATION ON THIS SUBJECT. COUNTRIES WHICH DO HAVE LEGISLATION INCLUDE THE UNITED KINGDOM, UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND SINGAPORE.

A COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY: +THERE HAS BEEN A GOOD DEAL OF CRITICISM IN THE PAST OF THE LACK OF SUCH LEGISLATION IN HONG KONG, AND THE CRITICISM HAS BECOME MORE INTENSE RECENTLY.*

THE COMMITTEE EXPLAINS ITS VIEWS IN AN INTERIM REPORT PUBLISHED TODAY.

THE REPORT INCLUDES AN OUTLINE OF THE SUGGESTED LEGISLATION WHICH, IN ESSENCE, WILL REQUIRE A DIRECTOR OF A PUBLIC LISTED COMPANY TO GIVE NOTICE TO THE COMPANY OF HIS INTERESTS IN ANY SHARES IN OR DEBENTURES OF THE COMPANY, OR ITS HOLDING OR ANY ASSOCIATED OR SUBSIDIARY COMPANY, AND OF ANY CHANGE IN THOSE INTERESTS. THE OBLIGATIONS WILL EXTEND TO SIMILAR INTERESTS HELD BY THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY OF THE DIRECTOR.

THE INFORMATION DISCLOSED WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION THROUGH A REGISTER KEPT BY THE COMPANY WHICH WILL, IN ADDITION, PASS ON THE INFORMATION TO THE STOCK EXCHANGE.

SIMILAR REQUIREMENTS WILL BE IMPOSED ON SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS - THAT IS TO SAY PARTIES HAVING AN INTEREST IN A SPECIFIED PERCENTAGE OR MORE OF THE VOTING SHARES OF A COMPANY. THE EXACT PERCENTAGE HAS YET TO BE DECIDED, BUT FIGURES IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS VARY BETWEEN FIVE PER CENT AND TEN PER CENT.

THE REQUIREMENT WILL APPLY EQUALLY TO THE GROUP INTERESTS OF PERSONS ACTING TOGETHER, COMMONLY KNOWN AS +CONCERT PARTIES*, WHO WILL IN ADDITION HAVE TO KEEP EACH OTHER INFORMED OF THEIR DEALINGS IN THE PARTICULAR SHARES.

/PROVISION WILL........

TUESDAY, SEPTQffiEH 24, 1985

PROVISION WILL BE MADE FOR THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO APPOINT INSPECTORS TO INVESTIGATE SUSPECTED BREACHES OF THE REQUIREMENTS THUS IMPOSED.

OTHER PROVISIONS WILL ENABLE THE COMPANY TO INVESTIGATE FOR ITSELF THE TRUE OWNERSHIP OF ITS VOTING SHARES, OR, IF THERE IS ANY GOOD REASON FOR IT, AN INSPECTOR MAY BE APPOINTED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY.

FAILURE TO DISCLOSE THE TRUE OWNERSHIP OF ANY SHARES MAY ENTAIL RESTRICTIONS ON THE DISPOSAL OF THE SHARES IN QUESTION OR THE EXERCISE OF RIGHTS CONNECTED THEREWITH, IMPOSED EITHER BY THE COURT OR BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY AS THE CASE MAY BE. IN THE LATTER EVENT THERE WILL BE AN APPEAL TO THE COURT, AND IN EITHER EVENT APPLICATION MAY BE MADE TO THE COURT TO SET ASIDE RESTRICTIONS ALREADY IMPOSED.

THE COMMITTEE UNDERSTANDS THAT NEW SECURITIES (STOCK EXCHANGE LISTING) RULES, TO BE MADE BY THE SECURITIES COMMISSION, ARE LIKELY TO COME INTO OPERATION EARLY NEXT YEAR, CONTAINING PROVISIONS WHICH WILL REQUIRE DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN INFORMATION AS TO DIRECTORS’ SHAREHOLDINGS IN THE SIX-MONTHLY AND ANNUAL DIRECTORS’ REPORTS TO SHAREHOLDERS.

ALTHOUGH THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE TO SOME EXTENT COMPLEMENTARY TO THE COMMITTEE’S PROPOSALS, THEIR NATURE AND SCOPE IS BASICALLY DIFFERENT, AND THE COMMITTEE IS SATISFIED THAT THEY DO NOT DETRACT FROM THE URGENT NEED OF THE LEGISLATION SUGGESTED.

COPIES OF THE INTERIM REPORT HAVE BEEN SENT TO ASSOCIATIONS THOUGHT LIKELY TO ASSIST, AND FURTHER COPIES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE, REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, 1OTH FLOOR, HONG KONG.

THE COMMITTEE WILL WELCOME COMMENTS, IN EITHER ENGLISH OR CHINESE, FROM THE PUBLIC. COMMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS, TO REACH HIM NOT LATER THAN NOVEMBER 25.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

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UK TRANSPORT CHIEF LOOKS AT EASTERN DEVELOPMENT *****

THE UK SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT, MR NICHOLAS RIDLEY, TODAY (TUESDAY) HAD A LOOK AT ONE OF HONG KONG’S MOST SPECTACULAR HIGHWAYS -- THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR, DURING A HARBOUR CRUISE FROM CENTRAL TO SHAU KEI WAN.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM- EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG AND OFFICIALS FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, MR RIDLEY BOARDED THE GOVERNOR’S LAUNCH LADY MAUREEN FOR THE CRUISE TO EASTERN DISTRICT.

HE WAS BRIEFED BY MR LEUNG ON THE MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS MADE TO TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT IN THE DISTRICT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS WITH THE COMPLETION OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR AND THE OPENING OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE.

MR RIDLEY WAS TOLD THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SAI WAN HO RECLAMATION PROJECT WOULD PROVIDE NUMEROUS SERVICES AND FACILITIES FOR RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT. THESE INCLUDE A MAGISTRACY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDINGS, A CLINIC, RECREATION GROUNDS, AND COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, ALL OF WHICH WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE DECADE.

HE ALSO LEARNED THAT SEVERAL CONSORTIA WERE BIDDING FOR THE CONTRACT TO BUILD HONG KONG’S SECOND CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL, LINKING EASTERN DISTRICT WITH KWUN TONG.

AT TAIKOO SHING, MR RIDLEY VISITED NUMEROUS SHOPS IN THE CITY PLAZA COMPLEX.

AT THE LYEMUN FORT, MR RIDLEY HAD A PANORAMIC VIEW OF CHAI WAN, SHAU KEI WAN AND SAI WAN HO AND WAS BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS IN THESE AREAS.

TWO MAJOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS AT HENG FA CHUEN IN CHAI WAN AND KORNHILL IN QUARRY BAY WILL PROVIDE HOMES FOR 65 OOO PEOPLE WHEN THEY COMPLETED IN A FEW YEARS’ TIME. THE 1 500-BED EASTERN DISTRICT HOSPITAL, NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WILL BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1990.

BEFORE THE TOUR, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, HOSTED A LUNCH FOR MR RIDLEY AND HIS WIFE, WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

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RIDLEY VISITS ERP CONTROL CENTRE

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT, MR NICHOLAS RIDLEY, TODAY (TUESDAY) VISITED THE ELECTRONIC ROAD PRICING CONTROL CENTRE FOR FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ON THE PROPOSED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

DURING THE TOUR, MR RIDLEY WAS BRIEFED ON THE ERP PILOT SCHEME AND THE DATA INFORMATION COLLATED AT THE CONTROL CENTRE.

HE ALSO LEARNED ABOUT THE DATA CAPTURE SYSTEM, THE CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM AND THE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM.

MR RIDLEY WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY THE PROJECT DIRECTOR OF THE CONTROL CENTRE, MR JOHN DAWSON.

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STATUTORY HOLIDAY REMINDER FOR EMPLOYERS

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EMPLOYERS ARE REMINDED THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, THE DAY FOLLOWING THE CHINESE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, WHICH FALLS ON SEPTEMBER 30, IS ONE OF THE 11 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES AND NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN $9 500 A MONTH WERE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAYS AND MUST BE PAID FOR THE DAY-OFF IF THEY HAD WORKED CONTINUALLY FOR THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO AN EMPLOYEE’S EARNINGS ON A NORMAL WORKING DAY AND SHOULD INCLUDE BASIC WAGES AS WELL AS ALLOWANCES THAT COULD BE EXPRESSED IN MONEY TERMS SUCH AS MEALS AND COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCES.

WHERE THE EARNINGS VARIED FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURING EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD, WHICH COULD BE BETWEEN 28 DAYS TO 31 DAYS, PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY.

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

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS SHOULD BE MADE AT THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1985

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REGISTRATION REVOKED M * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF RENOWN CREDIT LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY HAS BEEN REVOKED AT THEIR OWN REQUEST UNDER SECTION 14(2) OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE.

DB MEMBERS VISIT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM X * * *

WAN CHAI DISTRICT STADIUM THIS (TUESDAY) A BETTER UNDERSTANDING

BOARD MEMBERS TOURED AFTERNOON AS PART OF OF SPORTS FACILITIES

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH A PROGRAMME TO GET IN THE DISTRICT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ^NA THEY WERE MET AT THE STADIUM BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF (CULTURE, STADIA AND ENTERTAINMENT), MISS ALICE

WONG, URBAN SERVICES

TAI.

THEY WERE BRIEFED ON THE VARIOUS SPORTS AND STAGE FACILITIES AT THE STADIUM FOLLOWED BY A SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION.

THEY THEN TOURED THE STADIUM VISITING THE MULTI-PURPOSE HALL, THE ARENA, SQUASH COURTS AND THE GYMNASIUM.

THE TOUR WAS PART OF A SERIES OF FAMILIARISATION VISITS ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD TO VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO ENABLE BOARD MEMBERS TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DISTRICT.

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DB MEMBERS TOUR VARIOUS PROJECTS

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MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD TOURED KOWLOON TONG AND MA TAU WAI THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON TO LOOK AT CERTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND ROAD WORKS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR GORDON JONES, THEY FIRST VISITED MODEL VILLAGE WHERE THE BOARD HAD PROPOSED CLEARING THE UNDERGROWTH AND LEVELLING THE GROUND OF A VACANT SITE.

THEY THEN PROCEEDED TO KAM SHING ROAD TO SEE A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AND A NEW TAXI-STAND, WHICH HAD IMPROVED TRAFFIC IN THE AREA SINCE ITS OPENING.

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AT SUFFOLK ROAD, THEY VISITED THE SITE OF A PROPOSED LINK ROAD WITH NORFOLK ROAD WHICH WILL PROVIDE EASIER ACCESS BETWEEN NORTHWEST KOWLOON TONG AND SOUTHEAST KOWLOON TONG.

THE S7 MILLION PROJECT, INCLUDING IMPROVEMENT TO THE SURFACE OF NORFOLK ROAD AND THE RAIN-WATER DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN THE AREA, IS EXPECTED TO START NEXT SEPTEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT A YEAR TO COMPLETE.

WALKING ALONG WATERLOO ROAD, MEMBERS INSPECTED LOCATIONS OF THE PROPOSED ELEVATED VEHICULAR LINKS BETWEEN EAST AND WEST KOWLOON TONG AND FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS WATERLOO ROAD AT DERBY ROAD AND DURHAM ROAD.

THE $8 MILLION PROJECT WILL IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG WATERLOO ROAD BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF GROUND-LEVEL CROSSINGS. WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR AND BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 1987.

BOARD MEMBERS THEN WENT TO PERTH STREET TO INSPECT THE SITE OF A PROPOSED REFUSE COLLECTION POINT.

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VALUE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR OFFENDERS STRESSED * * * *

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROVIDING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES, PARTICULARLY VOCATIONAL TRAINING FOR YOUNG OFFENDERS IN THE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, WAS STRESSED TODAY BY THE COMMISSIONER CF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK.

SUCH EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES HELPED IN THE REHABILITATION OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE AND IN PREPARING THEM FOR THEIR RETURN TO SOCIETY, MR CHAN SAID IN A LUNCHEON TALK TO THE ROTARY CLUB CF KOWLOON EAST.

THROUGH EDUCATION, THE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO DEVELOP A BETTER SENSE OF INTEGRITY, HE SAID.

THERE ARE AT PRESENT OVER 1 400 PERSONS OUT OF 1 524 UNDEn 21 YEARS OF AGE TAKING VARIOUS GENERAL EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL COURSES RUN BY QUALIFIED, FULL-TIME TEACHERS IN THE INSTITUTIONS, HE SAID.

IN ADDITION, 1 300 ADULT PRISONERS, OUT OF SOME 6 700, ARE TAKING SOME FORM OF EVENING REMEDIAL EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CORRESPONDENCE COURSES, AND SELF-STUDY COURSES.

/GIVING EXAMPLES .......

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GIVING EXAMPLES OF THE SUCCESS OF SUCH COURSES, MR CHAN SAID IN ONE CASE A PRISONER IN STANLEY PRISON GAINED A BRONZE t-EDAL IN MAY FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN THE CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON INSTITUTE TECHNOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS.

IN ANOTHER CASE, A YOUNGSTER AT PIK UK CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION ATTAINED FIVE DISTINCTIONS AND THREE CREDITS IN THIS YEAR’S HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION.

SUCH ACHIEVEMENTS WERE OFTEN ATTAINED DESPITE THE DIFFERENT DATES IN WHICH OFFENDERS ARE ADMITTED TO THE INSTITUTIONS. DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM OF ADAPTATION, A SPECIAL MODE OF EDUCATION IN THE FORM OF A CAPSULE COURSE IS USED IN THE INSTITUTIONS, HE SAID.

HE PAID TRIBUTE TO THE DEPARTMENT’S TEACHING STAFF IN DEALING WITH THE GENERALLY LOW STANDARD OF EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE ENTERING THE INSTITUTIONS. HE ALSO URGED THE PUBLIC TO PROVIDE MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR RELEASED PRISONERS.

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VOTERS REGISTERED ABOARD FERRIES

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THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE HAS ADOPTED A SUSTAINED AND EFFECTIVE APPROACH IN CANVASSING FOR MORE POTENTIAL VOTERS TO REGISTER FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTION NEXT MARCH, DISTRICT OFFICER, MR 'WILLIAM YAP, SAID TODAY.

HE POINTED OUT THAT SHORTLY AFTER THE ANNUAL REGISTRATION EXERCISE BEGAN, THE OFFICE’S REGISTRATION TEAMS WERE OUT IN FORCE TO SIGN UP POTENTIAL VOTERS, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO HAVE OR WOULD REACH 21 YEARS OLD BY END OF THIS YEAR AND THOSE WHO MISSED THE PREVIOUS REGISTRATION.

+APART FROM DEPLOYING OUR LIAISON STAFF TO LOBBY RURAL LEADERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT, ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY COMMUNITY OFFICERS HAVE BEEN RECRUITED TO CONDUCT DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS IN VARIOUS OUTLYING ISLANDS, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK,+ MR YAP SAID.

+AS LANTAU IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE DISTRICT WITH BUS SERVICES, WE WORKED OUT A STRATEGY WHICH ENABLED OUR STAFF TO REACH POTENTIAL VOTERS MORE EASILY AND COVERING A WIDER AREA, WITHOUT MAKING LONG JOURNEYS ON FOOT,+ HE ADDED.

+TO THIS END, ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE WITH THE YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY TO ALLOW OUR REGISTRATION TEAMS TO CARRY OUT REGISTRATION EXERCISE ON BOARD FERRIES ON MAJOR ROUTES, WHICH ARE THE MAIN MODES OF TRANSPORT FOR ISLANDERS.

/+BY MAKING........

TUESDAY, SEPTfflJBBB 24, W&5

+BY MAKING USE OF THE HOUR-LONG JOURNEY, THE ’ON-BOARD’ EXERCISE HAS PROVED EFFECTIVE, ESPECIALLY DURING PEAK HOURS WHEN THE ISLANDERS -- MANY OF WHOM ARE POTENTIAL VOTERS — TRAVEL TO WORK BY FERRY,+ MR YAP SAID.

+ALTHOUGH THE REGISTRATION RATE FOR THE ISLANDS DISTRICT IS ONE OF THE HIGHEST AT ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF POTENTIAL VOTERS, WE WILL NOT BE COMPLACENT IN OVERLOOKING AREAS WITH LESS VOTER POTENTIAL, SUCH AS THE FISHING COMMUNITY WHICH IS RELATIVELY MOBILE,* HE ADDED.

WITH THE REGISTRATION PERIOD ABOUT A WEEK TO GO, MR YAP APPEALED TO ISLANDERS TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS BY SIGNING UP AS VOTERS.

SINCE A VOTE IS A VOICE, COLLECTIVELY, THESE VOICES WOULD BECOME THE STRENGTH IN THE COMMUNITY TO GET THINGS DONE, HE SAID.

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TOP BADMINTON PLAYERS HEADING^FOR HONG KONG * * * *

TOP BADMINTON PLAYERS FROM THE REGION ARE HEADING FOR HONG KONG TO TAKE PART IN THE ASIAN PACIFIC INVITATION BADMINTON TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28) AND SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

SOME 43 PLAYERS FROM CHINA, TA I BE I, AUSTRALIA, THE PHILIPPINES AND HONG KONG WILL COMPETE IN A TOTAL OF 35 MATCHES DURING THE TWO-DAY TOURNAMENT JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG BADMINTON ASSOCIATION.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO MEN’S SINGLES, MEN’S DOUBLES, LADIES’. SINGLES, LADIES’ DOUBLES AND MIXED DOUBLES.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES FOUR SESSIONS, THE FIRST OF WHICH WILL START AT 2 P.M. ON SATURDAY WITH CHINA VS HONG KONG (B) AND AUSTRALIA VS HONG KONG (A).

THE SECOND SESSION WILL BEGIN AT 7 P.M. ON THE SAME DAY WITH CHINA VS THE PHILIPPINES AND TAIBEI VS HONG KONG (A).

THE THIRD SESSION, STARTING AT 9 A.M. ON SUNDAY, WILL SEE THE PHILIPPINES PLAYING AGAINST HONG KONG (B) AND TAIBEI AGAINST AUSTRALIA.

THE FINALS WILL BEGIN AT 7 P.M. ON SUNDAY.

/TICKETS FOB........

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TICKETS FOR THE FIRST THREE SESSIONS ARE AT $10 (STUDENT), $20 AND $30, AND THOSE FOR THE LAST SESSION ARE AT $15 (STUDENT), $30 AND $50.

THEY ARE NOW ON SALE AT THE BOX OFFICES OF THE CITY HALL, SPACE MUSEUM, HONG KONG COLISEUM, AND QUEEN ELIZABETH

STADIUM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT SPECIAL BADGES WILL BE ISSUED TO PRESS REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE TWO-DAY EVENT PLEASE CONTACT MISS DIANA CHEUNG OF THE PUBLIC INFORMATION UNIT OF THE URBAN COUNCIL AND URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT 5-236848 FOR THE ISSUE OF PRESS BADGES.

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RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN TSUEN WAN K * * * *

A NUMBER OF ROADS AT CHAI WAN KOK, TSUEN WAN, WILL BE DESIGNATED AS 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONES DAILY FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

THEY ARE:

* THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE UNNAMED ROAD CONNECTING THE CASTLE PEAK ROAD ROUNDABOUT AND THE ROUNDABOUT UNDERNcATH TSUEN WAN ROAD.

THE FOUR SLIP ROADS LEADING TO THE ROUNDABOUT UNDERNEATH TSUEN WAN ROAD.

# THE FOUR SLIP ROADS CONNECTING THE ROUNDABOUT UNDERNEATH TSUEN WAN AND TSUEN WAN ROAD.

FROM THE SAME DAY, THE SECTION OF ROAD D5 BETWEEN FANLING MINI-ROUNDABOUT AND THE SLIP ROAD TO KAI LENG INTERCHANGE WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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ALSO FROM THE SAME DAY, THE FOLLOWING ROADS IN TAI PO WILL BE DESIGNATED PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

* THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PO HEUNG STREET BETWEEN PLOVER COVE ROAD AND KWONG FUK ROAD.

* THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PLOVER COVE ROAD BETWEEN PO HEUNG STREET AND TUNG MAU SQUARE.

PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED AREAS. • v fry

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WAN CHAI FiOAD. CLOSURE

THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY GLOUCESTER ROAD AND HARCOURT ROAD, BETWEEN O’BRIEN ROAD AND'TAMAR STREET, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 AM TO 5 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO FACILITATE THE DEMOLITION OF THE FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS HARCOURT ROAD NEAR

FENWICK PIER STREET.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON GLOUCESTER ROAD HEADING FOR CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE THE GLOUCESTER ROAD SERVICE ROAD, FENWICK STREET, HENNESSY ROAD AND QUEENSWAY.

VEHICLES IN ARSENAL STREET HEADING FOR CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED TO LOCKHART ROAD, FENWICK STREET, HENNESSY ROAD AND QUEENSWAY.

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PARKING SPACES SUSPENDED M

PARKING SPACES NO. 5 TO 21 AT MURRAY BARRACKS CAR PARK WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 8 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO MIDNIGHT ON OCTOBER 10 TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE DIVERSION WORKS.

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MID-LEVELS TAPS OFF

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY 47-95E ROBINSON ROAD, OLD PEAK ROAD, 7-15 MAY ROAD, 1-37 AND 2-58 CONDUIT ROAD, HORNSEY ROAD, CLOVELLY PATH AND BREW IN PATH.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

AGREEMENT ON HONG KONG MS STOOD TEST, GOVERNOR SAYS....... 1

GOVERNOR SEES IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AT WORK................. 3

'POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE GRADUAL' ................... 3

ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEDIA COVERAGE ON ELECTION DAY ..........

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST ........................ 7

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST .......................... 10

CRAFT O./NERS REMINDED ABOUT SPEED LIMIT ZONES ............. 12

SIR EDWARD TO OPE.; FERRY TERMINAL BUILDING................. 13

SIR DAVID TO OPEN TAI PO CIVIC CENTRE....................... 14

UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY LEAVES .............................. 14

EMPHASIS ON HATANO ED ISLANDS GROWTH........................ 15

SHAM SHUT PO DB TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER ..................... 16

FIVE DISTRICT COMMITTEES TO MEET NEXT MONTH................. 16

EDUCATION BOARD MEMBERS VISIT SPECIAL SCHOOL ............... 17

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR FESTIVAL ON ISLAND ..............• 18

FESTIVAL TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN NT ...................... 21

LIQJJOR BOARD ACTS ON 'RIP-OFF' COMPLAINTS ................. 21

TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AREAS TO OPEN ......................

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN HAMMER HILL AREA......................... 24

TRAFFIC RE-ROUTED ........................................

HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS FOR LIBRARIES ......................

ABERDEEN ROOFTOP STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED.................... 25

JUMBO-SIZED RCV'S TO SERVICE SHA TIN ....................... 26

TENDERS INVITED FOR SERVICE RESERVOIR ....................

TENDERS INVITED FOR RENT OF KOWLOON SITE.................... 27

TSUEN WAN DRAINAGE SYSTEM TO BE UPGRADED.................... 27

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1985

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AGREEMENT ON HONG KONG HAS STOOD TEST, GOVERNOR SAYS * * * * *

ONE THING THAT THE PAST YEAR HAS SHOWN IS THAT THE AGREEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG HAS STOOD THE TEST, CERTAINLY IN THE FIRST YEAR, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

PEOPLE ACCEPTED IT THEN AS A PRETTY GOOD AGREEMENT, AND I THINK THE EVIDENCE NOW IS THEY STILL DO.

OF COURSE, IN THE LAST YEAR WE HAVE BEGUN WITH THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP, AND STARTED PUTTING INTO EFFECT THE LAND COMMISSION.

I THINK THE LAND SALES YESTERDAY WERE VERY GOOD EVIDENCE — THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY DIDN’T COMPLAIN WHEN I SAW HIM THIS MORNING — I THINK THAT SHOWS THAT THE AGREEMENT IS GOING INTO EFFECT AND STEADY PROGRESS WILL BE MADE TO PUT INTO EFFECT ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS IN IT,+ HE SAID.

THE GOVERNOR WAS GIVING A BRIEF REVIEW, AT THE REQUEST OF REPORTERS, OF THE PAST YEAR ON THE EVE OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE INITIALLING OF THE AGREEMENT ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, AFTER VISITING THE NEW IDENTITY CARD ISSUING OFFICE OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT IN 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI.

SIR EDWARD SAID THE ANNIVERSARY WAS A VERY IMPORTANT ONE.

I WONDER HOW MANY PEOPLE LAST YEAR THOUGHT THAT THE SITUATION WOULD BE AS STABLE AS IT IS NOW,+ HE SAID.

HE SAID THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG AT THE PRESENT TIME.

THAT AGAIN WAS SHOWN PARTLY IN THE LAND SALES,+ HE SAID.

I THINK IT IS SHOWN IN THE WAY THAT PEOPLE GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS, AND THEY DON’T ASK ME AS MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AGREEMENT NOW AS THEY’DID LAST YEAR.+

ON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD TOMORROW, S|R EDWARD SAID HE HOPED EVERYBODY WHO HAD A VOTE WOULD EXERCISE

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THESE FIRST ELECTIONS SHOULD BE A SUCCESS. I THINK THEY WILL BE A SUCCESS,* HE SAID.

I THINK THEY HAVE GENERATED A GREAT DEAL MORE INTEREST THAN PEOPLE ORIGINALLY THOUGHT THEY WOULD GENERATE.

SO WHAT I WANT TO SAY TO PEOPLE IS, IF YOU HAVE A VOTE, GO OUT AND USE IT.+

/asked about........

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1985

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ASKED ABOUT ARRANGEMENTS FOR ISSUING THE NEW BN(O) PASSPORTS AND THE NEW IDENTITY CARDS, THE GOVERNOR SAID THESE WERE STILL BEING WORKED OUT.

+THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO GET ALL THESE ARRANGEMENT RIGHT FOR THE MAXIMUM CONVENIENCE OF TRAVELLERS, AND THAT IS THE OBJECTIVE WE ARE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.+

AS TO WHEN THE NEW IDENTITY CARDS WOULD BE ISSUED, SIR EDWARD SAID, +WE ARE GOING TO GET THE ARRANGEMENTS RIGHT FIRST AND THEN WE WILL ISSUE THE NEW IDENTITY CARDS.

+WE ARE STILL ISSUING THE CARDS IN THE PRESENT SYSTEM, AND I DON’T THINK WE NEED TO BE IN TOO MUCH OF A HURRY.

+THE ESSENTIAL THING IS TO GET IT RIGHT SO THAT THERE IS MINIMUM INCONVENIENCE TO PEOPLE,* HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WOULD GET IT RIGHT BY 1987, SIR EDWARD SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD GET IT RIGHT IN TIME.

+ BUT I DON’T WANT TO MAKE PROMISES NOW WHICH WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP,* HE SAID.

+ 1 THINK IT IS MUCH BETTER TO GET THE ARRANGEMENTS AND THEN MAKE A PROPER ANNOUNCEMENT OF A TIME, SO THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS WHEN IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.*

ASKED WHETHER IT WAS A WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY TO CHANGE IDENTITY CARDS SO FREQUENTLY, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT SOME OF THE PRESENT IDENTITY CARDS WERE ONLY VALID TO 1989 ANYWAY.

+WHAT WE TRY TO DO WITH ID CARDS IS MAKE THEM USEFUL TO PEOPLE.

+ 1 THINK PEOPLE ARE BEGINNING TO FIND THAT ID CARDS ARE A VERY USEFUL WAY OF IDENTIFYING THEMSELVES IN HONG KONG.

+THE NEW ID CARD WILL HAVE ANOTHER USE WHICH IS THAT IT WILL HAVE TO INDICATE THE RIGHT OF ABODE, SO I DON’T THINK THAT TO SPEND PUBLIC MONEY ON MAKING LIFE MORE CONVENIENT FOR PEOPLE IS A WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY,* HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER ENOUGH EFFORTS WERE BEING MADE TO CHECK THE INCREASED FLOW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA, SIR EDWARD SAID THE INFLOW OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WAS NOT VERY LARGE.

+AND I THINK THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DETECTED IS QUITE GOOD EVIDENCE THAT THE SYSTEM WE HAVE IS AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM.*

SIR EDWARD DECLINED TO COMMENT ON REPORTS THAT MOST OF THE SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN YESTERDAY’S POLICE RAID IN HAPPY VALLEY WERE LEGAL OR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM CHINA.

+ONCE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED, IT IS MUCH BETTER THAT I DON’T COMMENT ON THEIR CASES,* HE SAID.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1985

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GOVERNOR SEES IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AT WORK * * * *

THE NEW IDENTITY CARD RE-ISSUE SCHEME WAS AN AREA OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WHEN HE SAW THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AT WORK TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT AT 61 MODY ROAD. KOWLOON, THE GOVERNOR, WHO WAS SHOWN AROUND BY THE DIRECTOR, MR ALAN CARTER, SAW THE IDENTITY CARD COMPUTER IN OPERATION AND LEARNED THAT SOME 2.3 MILLION RESIDENTS HAD ALREADY CHANGED TO THE NEW CARD.

THE RE-ISSUE PROGRAMME BEGAN FOR COMPLETION EARLY IN 1987. ON OFFICES HANDLE 3 700 NEW APPLICAT

IN MAY 1983 AND IS ON SCHEDULE AVERAGE THE EIGHT RE-ISSUE IONS DAILY.

SIR EDWARD BEGAN HIS VISIT AT THE INFORMATION OFFICE WHERE HE SAW HOW THE STAFF MANNING 12 TELEPHONE LINES AND FIVE ENQUIRY COUNTERS COPE WITH SOME 4 000 ENQUIRIES A DAY.

THE GOVERNOR THEN TOURED THE DEPARTMENT’S FIVE FLOORS OF PUBLIC OFFICES WHICH PROVIDE A RANGE OF IMMIGRATION AND TRAVEL DOCUMENT SERVICES, AND WHICH HANDLE ABOUT 9 500 APPLICANTS A DAY.

DURING A TOUR OF THE TRAINING FACILITIES, SIR EDWARD WAS BRIEFED ON PROPOSALS TO COMPUTERISE IMMIGRATION CONTROL PROCEDURES. TENDERS FROM CONTRACTORS ARE NOW BEING EVALUATED.

SIR EDWARD CONCLUDED HIS VISIT TO THE DEPARTMENT WITH A STOP AT THE NEW IDENTITY CARD ISSUE OFFICE AT 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, HONG KONG, WHERE HE SAW MEN IN THE 57 TO 61 AGE GROUP COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES.

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’POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE GRADUAL’ ******

THE OBJECTIVE OF BUILDING HONG KONG INTO A SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF AUTONOMY COULD BE ACHIEVED THROUGH A GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING INSTITUTIONS, THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

+GIVEN THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF STABILITY AND PROSPERITY IN HONG KONG, WE SHOULD AIM TO AVOID DRASTIC CHANGES THAT MAY BRING AN UNDESIRABLE IMPACT ON OUR COMMUNITY,* MR LIAO SAID.

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+ THE TASK IS BEFORE US TO BUILD A GOVERNMENT FIRMLY ROOTED IN OUR COMMUNITY AND FULLY ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG,* HE ADDED.

MR LIAO WAS SPEAKING AT A LECTURE ON +THE FIRST PHASE OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, ITS AIMS AND HOW IT WORKS SO FAR+ FOR THE CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR FIRST YEAR UNDERGRADUATES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

HE SAID AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE CONCEPT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IS THE EFFECTIVE REFLECTION OF THE VIEWS OF CITIZENS TO THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.

+IN THIS RESPECT, IT CAN BE SAID THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IN HONG KONG, AS A GOVERNMENT BY CONSULTATION OF CONSENSUS, HAS ACHIEVED A CONSIDERABLE MEASURE OF SUCCESS,+ HE SAID.

MR LIAO SAID WHILE IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO CONSULT EVERY CITIZEN ON ALL PUBLIC ISSUES, IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT THERE SHOULD BE CHANNELS FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PEOPLE.

+HOWEVER, FOR THESE CHANNELS TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY, WE STILL NEED TO HAVE SOME FORM OF REPRESENTATION, AND IN THE CONTEXT OF HONG KONG, THIS HAS TAKEN THE FORM OF APPOINTMENT AND MORE RECENTLY, ELECTIONS,* HE ADDED.

+THE AIMS ARE TO ENSURE THE VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC ARE FULLY TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE FORMULATION OF POLICIES, SO THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN BECOME MORE DIRECTLY ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE,* HE SAID.

MR LIAO POINTED OUT THAT THE PRESENT SYSTEM OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT WAS A CULMINATION OF CHANGES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE STRUCTURE OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL TO PROVIDE A CHANNEL FOR LOCAL PARTICIPATION IN THE ADMINISTRATION.

THE FORMATION OF DISTRICT BOARDS IN 1982 PROVIDED A FORUM FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND PARTICIPATION AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL, AND RESIDENTS HAD MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE THEIR VIEWS KNOWN AND TO SHARE IN THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR COMMUNITIES, MR LIAO SAID.

COLLECT!VELY, THE DISTRICT BOARDS FORM THE LARGEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE ORGAN IN VOICING THE VIEWS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS, HE ADDED.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES, COMPRISING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS FROM VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, HAVE PROVED TO BE EFFECTIVE IN ENSURING THAT THE DEPARTMENTS ARE RESPONSIVE TO THE ADVICE OF THE BOARDS, HE SAID.

/THE VAST .......

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THE VAST NETWORK OF LOCAL ADVISORY BODIES SUCH AS MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, AREA COMMITTEES, RURAL COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS HAVE HELPED PROVIDE ANOTHER CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE PEOPLE.

WITH THE SECOND-TERM DISTRICT BOARDS COMING INTO BEING IN APRIL 1985 RUN ENTIRELY BY UNOFFICIALS, THE REPRESENTATIVENESS OF THE BOARDS HAVE BEEN ENHANCED GREATLY, AND TOGETHER WITH THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, THEY WOULD PROVIDE THE FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPING A MORE REPRESENTATIVE LEGISLATURE.

MR LIAO NOTED THAT WITH 24 ELECTED MEMBERS AND 22 APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS WILL BE IN THE MAJORITY IN OUR LEGISLATURE.

HE SAID THE VARIOUS CHANGES INTRODUCED IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS DECADE HAVE RESULTED IN THE INTEGRATION OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION WITH CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.

MR LIAO SAID IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT A MODERATE BUT PROGRESSIVE APPROACH BE ADOPTED IN DEVELOPING THE NEXT PHASE OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG.

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ARRANGEMENTS FOR MEDIA COVERAGE ON ELECTION DAY * * * *

FACILITIES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE MEDIA TO COVER VOTING BY A NUMBER OF SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG, ON LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTION DAY TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

MEANWHILE, ARRANGEMENTS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE FOR MEDIA COVERAGE OF VISITS TO POLLING STATIONS AND PRESS BRIEFINGS BY THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, AND THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

BY THE CLOSE OF POLL FOR FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES AT 9 PM, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL VISIT THE COUNTING AND PRESS CENTRES AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

WHEN THE COUNTING OF VOTES FOR ALL THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES ARE COMPLETED, WHICH IS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 2 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27), SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, WILL GIVE A WRAP-UP PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE ELECTIONS AT THE PRESS CENTRE.

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AT ALL THESE VENUES, GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST. DETAILS OF THE MAIN EVENTS ON ELECTION DAY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) 9 AM - SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, TO VOTE AT THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE LECTURE HALL, HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY, BLOCK 61 AND 62, KOWLOON PARK, TSIM SHA TSUI.

2) 9 AM - SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, TO VOTE AT THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE TREASURY CENTRAL COLLECTION OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, 11 ICE HOUSE STREET, SECOND FLOOR, CENTRAL.

3) 9.15 AM - SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG, TO VOTE AT THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE LECTURE HALL, HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY, BLOCK 61 AND 62, KOWLOON PARK, TSIM SHA TSU I.

4) 9.70 AM - SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR PIERS JACOBS, TO VOTE AT THE LEGAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, THE LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG, ROOM 1229, SWIRE HOUSE, CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL.

5) 12.30 PM - SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, TO GIVE A MID-DAY PRESS BRIEFING ON ELECTION RESULTS OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE GEOGRAPHICAL CONSTITUENCIES AT THE CNTA HEADQUARTERS CONFERENCE ROOM, WORLD SHIPPING CENTRE, 12TH FLOOR, TSIM SHA TSUI.

6) 3 PM - SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, TO VISIT THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBER, THIRD FLOOR, EDINBURGH PLACE, CENTRAL.

7) 5 PM - SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO,

TO GIVE A PRESS BRIEFING ON THE RESULTS OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE GEOGRAPHICAL CONSTITUENCIES AT THE PRESS CENTRE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI.

8) 5 PM - SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION,

MR PETER TSAO, TO VISIT THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE TREASURY CENTRAL COLLECTION OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, 11 ICE HOUSE STREET, SECOND FLOOR, CENTRAL.

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9} 5.25 PM - SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION,

MR PETER TSAO, TO VISIT THE LEGAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, THE LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG, ROOM 1229, SWIRE HOUSE, CHATER ROAD, CENTRAL.

10) 6 PM - SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, TO INSPECT COUNTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES AND TO VISIT THE PRESS CENTRE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI.

11) 9 PM - CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TO VISIT THE COUNTING AND PRESS CENTRES AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI.

12) AROUND - SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, 2 AM MR PETER TSAO, TO GIVE A WRAP-UP PRESS CONFERENCE ON

THE ELECTIONS AFTER THE WHOLE PROCEEDING IS OVER AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST * * * *

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS CONTINUED TO GROW IN AUGUST 1985, BY $1 648 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT OVER AUGUST 1984, TO REACH $8 818 MILLION, ACCORDING TO PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, HOWEVER, FELL OVER THE SAME PERIOD BY $1 757 MILLION, OR 13 PER CENT, TO $11 982 MILLION.

TAKING DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS DECLINED BY $109 MILLION, OR 0.5 PER CENT, TO $20 800 MILLION. THE VALUE OF IMPORTS ALSO FELL MARGINALLY, BY $8 MILLION, TO $19 116 MILLION.

IN CONSEQUENCE, A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS, EQUIVALENT TO NINE PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED IN AUGUST 1985, SAME AS IN AUGUST 1984.

PUTTING THE MONTH’S TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1985 WAS $154 339 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF $83 967 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $70 372 MILLION. COMPARED WITH THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1984, THE VALUES OF TOTAL EXPORTS AND OF RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 10 PER CENT AND 37 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, WHILE THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FELL BY SIX PER CENT.

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THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY FOUR PER CENT TO $150 749 MILLION.

A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS, EQUIVALENT TO 2.4 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH A VISIBLE TRADE GAP OF 2.5 PER CENT IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CONTINUED DECLINE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS (YEAR-ON-YEAR) WAS LARGELY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE RELATIVELY LOW GROWTH RATES OF THE ECONOMIES OF HONG KONG’S EXPORT MARKETS, IN PARTICULAR THE UNITED STATES, IN THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 1985. RE-EXPORTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, CONTINUED TO EXPAND.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE PRESENTS THE PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1985 -

TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST, 1985

MERCHANDISE! COMPARATIVE FIGURES LATEST 3 MONTHS DOMESTIC EXPORTS RE-EXPORTS TOTAL EXPORTS IMPORTS s$ll 982 MILLION :8 8 818 MILLION s$20 800 MILLION :$19 116 MILLION :$ 1 684 MILLION (IN SURPLUS)

TRADE BALANCE JUNE - AUGUST 1985 JUNE -IS

- AUGUST ?84 INCREASE OR DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 34 515 39 200 - 4 685 - 12.0

RE-EXPORTS 26 071 20 970 + 5 101 + 24.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 60 586 60 170 + 416 + 0.7

IMPORTS TRADE BALANCE 57 734 + 2 852 58 + 1 306 864 - 572 - 1.0 + 988

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SAME MONTH LAST YEAR AUGUST 1985 AUGUST 1984 increase OR DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

domestic exports 11 982 13 739. - 1 757 - 12.8

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (57.6%) (65.7%)

RE-EXPORTS 8 818 7 170 + 1 648 + 23.0

TOTAL EXPORTS 20 800 20 909 109 - 0.5

IMPORTS 19 116 19 124 8 - 0.04

TRADE BALANCE + 1 684 + 1 785 101

AUGUST JULY increase OR

LAST MONTH 1985 1985 decrease

- Ill $ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (96 OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 11 982 (57.6%) 11 576 (56.5%) + 406 + 3.5

RE-EXPORTS 8 818 8 913 - 95 - 1-1

TOTAL EXPORTS 20 800 20 489 + 311 + 1.5

IMPORTS 19 116 18 860 +256 + 1.4

TRADE BALANCE + 1 684 + 1 629 + 55

JAN. - AUG. JAN. - AUG. INCREASE OR

CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE 1985 1984 DECREASE

J MN. . $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (96 OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 83 967 (54.4%) 89 475 (63.5%) - 5 508 - 6.2

RE-EXPORTS 70 372 51 439 +18 933 + 36.8

TOTAL EXPORTS 154 339 140 914 +13 425 + 9.5

IMPORTS 150 749 144 485 + 6 264 + 4.3

TRADE BALANCE + 3 590 - 3 571 + 7 161

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SEPTEMBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1983

TO INCREASE OR

LAST 12 MONTHS AUGUST 1985 AUGUST 1984 DECREASE

$ MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 132 428 130 901 + 1 527 + 1.2

RE-EXPORTS 102 437 74 185 +28 252 +38.1

TOTAL EXPORTS 234 865 205 086 +29 779 + 14.5

IMPORTS 229 634 213 550 +16 084 + 7.5

TRADE BALANCE + 5 231 - 8 464 +13 695

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST X X * X

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) ROSE BY 2.7 PER CENT AND THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) BY 3.1 PER CENT BETWEEN AUGUST 1984 AND AUGUST 1985, ACCORDING TO FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE CPI(A) AND CPI(B) FOR AUGUST 1985 WERE 159.9 AND 1FQ.1 RESPECT IVELY, OR 4.2 POINTS AND 4.7 POINTS RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THOSE FOR AUGUST 1984. COMPARED WITH JULY 1985 AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, CPI(A) INCREASED BY 0.3 POINT OR 0.2 PER CENT AND CP I(B), BY 0.2 POINT OR 0.1 PER CENT.

THE AVERAGE CP I(A) AND AVERAGE CPI(B) FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 1985, AT 158.1 AND 158.3 RESPECT IVELY, WERE 3.7 PER CENT AND 4.2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGES FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 1984.

DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED AUGUST 1985, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED CPI(A) AND CPI(B) BOTH INCREASED AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF 0.3 PER CENT EACH MONTH.

DURING AUGUST, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRESH FRUIT WERE HIGHER, WHILE PRICES OF CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR WERE LOWER.

THE CPI(A) AND CPI(B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS OF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1979/80 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY.

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THE CP I(A) REFERS TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $1 OOO AND $3 499 A MONTH, AND THE CP 1(B) TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $3 500 AND $6 499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME.

THE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1985 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY-SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ARE GIVEN BELOW, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR JULY 1985 AND AUGUST 1984.

SECTION (OCTOBER 1979 CPI(A) AUG.84 JUL.85 TO SEPTEMBER 1980 AVERAGE - 100)

AUG.85 CP 1(B)

AUG.84 JUL.85 AUG.85

FOODSTUFFS 156.9 155.6 156.4 157.3 156.5 157.2

HOUSING 146.2 155.4 155.6 147.0 154.7 154.9

FUEL AND LIGHT 147.2 145.6 145.6 147.1 145.7 145.9

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS 208.6 AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) 233.8 233.9 201.2 224.2 224.3

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 154.0 169.2 167.2 154.0 170.9 168.4

DURABLE GOODS 125.2 122.8 122.4 129.2 127.7 127.4

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 150.2 150.9 151.2 146.8 147.8 148.2

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 170.1 182.5 182.6 173.0 183.0 183.1

SERVICES 171.0 183.0 183.9 168.4 178.9 179.6

ALL ITEMS 155.7 159.6 159.9 155.4 159.9 160.1

COMPARED WITH JULY 1985, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 0.8 POINT IN CPI(A) AND 0.7 POINT IN CPl(B). THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE INCREASES IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRESH FRUIT. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF LIVE POULTRY AND SALT-WATER FISH DECREASED. THE EFFECT OF MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WAS INSIGNIFICANT.

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LOWER PRICES OF MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OUTERCLOTH I NG CAUSED THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR TO DECREASE BY 2.0 POINTS IN CPI(A) AND 2.5 POINTS IN CPI(B).

THE INDEX FOR SERVICES INCREASED BY 0.9 POINT IN CPI(A) AND 0.7 POINT IN CPI(B) DUE TO HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

(FIGURES PRESENTED IN THIS PRESS RELEASE REFER TO CPI SERIES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL PERCENTAGE CHANGES ARE DERIVED FROM CPI FIGURES TO TWO DECIMAL PLACES.)

DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT+ FOR AUGUST 1985, AVAILABLE AT $3 PER COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG, OR FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, ROOM 1904, 19TH FLOOR, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG- OR FROM THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, BASKERVILLE HOUSE, DUDDELL STREET, HONG KONG FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS MAILINGS.

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.

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CRAFT OWNERS REMINDED ABOUT SPEED LIMIT ZONES

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A MARINE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY REMINDED ALL OWNERS, MASTERS AND OPERATORS OF PLEASURE VESSELS OF THE EXISTENCE OF 20 SPEED RESTRICTED ZONES AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT HONG KONG WATERS.

THE MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT IN THESE ZONES IS FIVE KNOTS DURING THE HOURS OF 8 AM TO MIDNIGHT ON ANY SATURDAY OR PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

THE 20 ZONES IN WHICH THE SPEED LIMIT APPLIES INCLUDE STANLEY BAY, SOUTH BAY, CLEARWATER BAY, HEBE HAVEN AND DEEP WATER BAY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT CHARTLETS DEPICTING THE LOCATIONS OF ALL 20 ZONES MAY BE OBTAINED FREE OF CHARGE FROM THE VICTORIA MARINE OFFICE, 3RD FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISHES TO MAKE A REPORT CONCERNING THE APPARENT MISHANDLING, OR EXCESSIVE SPEED OF A PLEASURE VESSEL MIGHT DO SO BY TELEPHONING 5-8150908, HE SAID.

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THE SPOKESMAN ALSO CONTRADICTED THE VIEW HELD BY SOME PEOPLE THAT A VESSEL MIGHT PROCEED AT ANY SPEED, PROVIDED IT WAS OUTSIDE A SPEED RESTRICTED ZONE, TYPHOON SHELTER OR VICTORIA HARBOUR. HE EXPLAINED THAT THE INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA APPLIED TO ALL VESSELS WITHIN HONG KONG WATERS.

THESE REGULATIONS STATE THAT +EVERY VESSEL SHALL AT ALL TIMES PROCEED AT A SAFE SPEED SO THAT SHE CAN TAKE PROPER AND EFFECTIVE ACTION TO AVOID COLLISION AND BE STOPPED WITHIN A DISTANCE APPROPRIATE TO THE PREVAILING CIRCUMSTANCES AND CONDITIONS.+

HE SAID THAT IN DETERMINING A SAFE SPEED, THE FOLLOWING FACTORS SHOULD ALSO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT:

(I) THE STATE OF VISIBILITY,

(II) THE TRAFFIC DENSITY, INCLUDING CONCENTRATIONS OF FISHING VESSELS OR ANY OTHER VESSELS,

(III) THE MANOEUVRABILITY OF THE VESSEL WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO STOPPING DISTANCE AND TURNING ABILITY IN THE PREVAILING CONDITIONS,

(IV) AT NIGHT THE PRESENCE OF BACKGROUND LIGHT SUCH AS FROM SHORE LIGHTS OR FROM BACK SCATTER OF HER OWN LIGHTS,

(V) THE STATE OF WIND, SEA AND CURRENT, AND THE PROXIMITY OF NAVIGATIONAL HAZARDS,

(VI) THE DRAUGHT IN RELATION TO THE AVAILABLE DEPTH OF WATER.

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SIR EDWARD TO OPEN FERRY TERMINAL BUILDING * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NEW HONG KONG-MACAU FERRY TERMINAL BUILDING IN SHEUNG WAN ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

ALSO ATTENDING THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE MACAU GOVERNOR, REAR ADMIRAL VASCO DE ALMEIDA E COSTA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING BY 3.15 PM ON FRIDAY. PRESS BADGES WILL BE ISSUED AND GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST. PHOTOGRAPHERS AND CAMERAMEN ARE ADVISED TO BRING ALONG TELEPHOTO LENSES.

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SIR DAVID TO OPEN TAI PO CIVIC CENTRE * * * *

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING OF THE TAI PO CIVIC CENTRE AT ON PANG ROAD AT 7.20 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

THE CENTRE, WITH AN 800-SEAT AUDITORIUM, IS EXPECTED TO BECOME THE FOCAL POINT FOR THE PROMOTION OF CULTURAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES FOR RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG? THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, MR P.J. WILLIAMSON} THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND? THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDING DEVELOPMENT, MR C.S. CHAU, AND THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG.

FOLLOWING THE UNVEILING OF A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE BY SIR DAVID, AN ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME WILL BE PROVIDED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

OFFICIAL TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED AND WILL LEAVE THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT 5.30 PM SHARP ON SATURDAY.

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UK TRANSPORT SECRETARY LEAVES

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THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT, MR NICHOLAS RIDLEY, AND MRS RIDLEY LEFT FOR PEKING TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER A FOUR-DAY VISIT IN HONG KONG.

THEY WERE SEEN OFF AT THE AIRPORT BY THE AIDE-DE-CAMP TO THE GOVERNOR, MR PAUL COLLIER, AND THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR CHRISTIAN ADAMS.

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EMPHASIS ON BALANCED ISLANDS GROWTH ******

THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO ENSURE THAT MODERN DEVELOPMENTS UNDERTAKEN IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT WILL BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE.

RURAL ENVIRONMENT AND CONDUCIVE TO THE DISTRICT’S POTENTIAL FOR TOUR ISM.

THIS WAS STATED BY ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICER, MR WILLIAM YAP, AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND EAST THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON.

MR YAP STRESSED THAT IN PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS IN THE DISTRICT, EMPHASIS HAD BEEN, AND WOULD BE, PLACED ON STRIKING A REASONABLE BALANCE BETWEEN PRESERVING THE NATURAL SCENERY, AND PROVIDING OPEN AND RECREATIONAL SPACES ON THE ONE HAND, AND DEVELOPING HOUSING AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES ON THE OTHER.

OUTLINING VARIOUS +DEVELOPMENT PACKAGES,+ HE SAID THAT THEY WERE ARRANGED TO IMPROVE THE LIVING AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS OF THE ISLANDS, AND TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES.

FORMULATED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, THE +PACKAGES+ WERE WORKS DESIGNED TO PRODUCE A BALANCED AND CONCURRENT DEVELOPMENT OF HOUSING, INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN RELATION TO THE POPULATION OF RESPECTIVE ISLANDS.

MR YAP SAID THAT THE FOUR MAIN CENTRES OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT - CHEUNG CHAU, PENG CHAU, MUI WO AND TA I 0 - HAD BEEN DESIGNATED AS +PACKAGE+ DEVELOPMENT AREAS, WHICH TOGETHER WOULD COVER SOME 296 HECTARES OF LAND AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF ALMOST $300 MILLION.

MAJOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES EITHER BEING PLANNED OR DEVELOPED IN THESE AREAS INCLUDED SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS, INCINERATORS, ABATTOIRS, MARKET COMPLEXES, SCHOOLS, FIRE STATIONS, A SPORT COMPLEX AND RECREATIONAL OPEN SPACES.

ALSO INCLUDED WAS A RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME UNDER WHICH LOW-RISE HOUSING ESTATES WERE BUILT IN TAI 0 AND CHEUNG CHAU - THE LUNG TIN AND CHEUNG KWAI ESTATES - HOUSING 1 360 AND 2 533 PERSONS RESPECTIVELY.

♦ADDITIONAL SITES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES HAVE BEEN SET ASIDE IN THE PACKAGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES.

♦PENDING DECISIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY, MORE ESTATES ARE LIKELY TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN MUI WO, TAI 0, CHEUNG CHAU AND PENG CHAU - IN THAT ORDER,+ MR YAP SAID.

HE ALSO SAID THAT THERE HAD BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER CF PEOPLE LIVING IN THE DISTRICT SINCE THE LAST CENSUS IN 1981 REACHING A FIGURE OF ABOUT 80 000 WITH MORE THAN 40 PER CENT LIVING ON CHEUNG CHAU.

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SHAM SHUI PO DB TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER

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MEMBERS OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT A SPECIAL MEETING THIS FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

THEY WILL ALSO CONSIDER A REPORT ON TWO PUBLIC CONSULTATION SESSIONS, AND A SUMMARY OF THE DISTRICT’S HOUSEHOLD INCOME STATISTICS PRESENTED BY AN AD HOC WORKING GROUP.

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 2 PM IN THE HALL OF CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 55 FAT TSEUNG STREET.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETING AS OBSERVERS AND ADVANCED BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 3-7204251 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE SHAM SHUI PO DB MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

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FIVE DISTRICT COMMITTEES TO MEET NEXT MONTH

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FIVE OF THE NINE DISTRICT COMMITTEES OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL HOLD THEIR FIRST MEETINGS NEXT MONTH (OCTOBER).

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE COMMITTEES ARE TO ADVISE THE COUNCIL ON THE PROVISION AND DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SANITATION, HYGIENE, RECREATION, SPORTS AND CULTURAL FACILITIES AND SERVICES IN THESE DISTRICTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

IT HAS BEEN TENTATIVELY ARRANGED THAT EACH COMMITTEE WOULD MEET ONCE EVERY TWO MONTHS AND MOST OF THE MEETINGS WOULD BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS.

THE TAI PO, ISLANDS, SHA TIN, KWAI CHUNG AND TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COMMITTEES WOULD MEET IN OCTOBER, DECEMBER AND FEBRUARY WHILE THE YUEN LONG, SAI KUNG, NORTH AND TUEN MUN DISTRICT COMMITTEES IN NOVEMBER, JANUARY AND MARCH.

EACH DISTRICT COMMITTEE COMPRISES FOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THREE CO-OPTED MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL FROM LOCAL INSTITUTIONS SUCH AS DISTRICT BOARDS, SPORTS AND CULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS ON A PERSONAL BASIS.

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THE MEETINGS OF THE COMMITTEES, WHICH ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WOULD BE HELD IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT THE TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 170-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN AT 2.30 PM.

FOLLOWING ARE THE MEETINGS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER:

TAI PO DISTRICT COMMITTEE

ISLANDS DISTRICT COMMITTEE

SHA TIN DISTRICT COMMITTEE KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT COMMITTEE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER .1

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

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EDUCATION BOARD MEMBERS VISIT SPECIAL SCHOOL * * *

FIVE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED THE MARY ROSE SCHOOL IN KOWLOON TO SEE THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES OFFERED TO AUTISTIC CHILDREN.

TAKING PART IN THE VISIT WERE MRS CHAU MA PUI-KIN, DR JOHN CHEN, MRS MABEL CHOW, PROFESSOR BRIAN COOKE AND MISS MARION FANG.

THE PARTY WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (SERVICES), MR JOHN LEUNG, THE PRINCIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER (SPECIAL EDUCATION), MR K.H. CHAN, AND THE BOARD SECRETARY, MR W.M. HO.

MARY ROSE SCHOOL; AN AIDED CO-EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR MILDLY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN, WAS FOUNDED BY THE CHRIST CHURCH COUNCIL IN 1970 AND HAS OPERATED SINCE LAST YEAR A NEW MODE OF EDUCATIONAL PROVISION AIMED AT INTEGRATING AUTISTIC CHILDREN INTO SOME OF THE CLASSES.

IT OPERATES SEVEN CLASSES WITH A MAXIMUM ENROLMENT OF 140. HOWEVER, ON COMPLETION OF THE SCHOOL’S REPROVISIONING PROJECT IN KOWLOON TONG IN 1986, IT WILL THEN OPERATE 10 CLASSES FOR MILDLY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED AND 10 CLASSES FOR MODERATELY MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.

THROUGH THE ARRANGEMENTS OF THE SCHOOL’S SOCIAL WORKERS, PUPILS LEAVING SCHOOL WILL BE REFERRED FOR OPEN EMPLOYMENT OR PLACEMENT IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES, SKILLS CENTRES FOR THE DISABLED OR SHELTERED WORKSHOPS.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR FESTIVAL ON ISLAND * * * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CENTRAL, CAUSEWAY BAY AND THE PEAK AREAS FOR THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

I. TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS

THE PEAK AREA

FROM 6.30 PM ON SUNDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, PEAK ROAD AND THE CAR PARK OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES, COACHES, TAXIS, GREEN MINIBUSES AND THOSE FOR ACCESS TO PREMISES IN MOUNT AUSTIN ROAD, LUGARD ROAD AND HARLEH ROAD. CAUSEWAY BAY

THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM

7 PM ON SUNDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY:

* GLOUCESTER ROAD BETWEEN INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD AND CAUSEWAY ROAD EXCEPT THE ACCESS FOR NORTHBOUND VEHICLES FROM TAI HANG ROAD FLYOVER HEADING FOR GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER#

* KINGSTON STREET EAST OF CLEVELAND STREET:

* PATERSON STREET SOUTH OF KINGSTON STREET;

* EAST POINT ROAD;

* GREAT GEORGE STREET;

* SUGAR STREET;

* LOCKHART ROAD EAST OF CANNON STREET;

* KAI CHIU ROAD EAST OF YUN PING ROAD; AND

* ELECTRIC ROAD BETWEEN HING FAT STREET AND YACHT STREET.

AT THE SAME TIME, LAU LI STREET BETWEEN ELECTRIC ROAD AND HING FAT STREET WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND# WHILE CANNON STREET WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

FROM NOON ON SUNDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT DAY, THE PLB STAND AT GLOUCESTER ROAD AND THE TAXI STANDS AT PATERSON STREET, LAU LI STREET AND NGAN MOK STREET WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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FROM 7.30 PM TO 11.30 PM ON SUNDAY, LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE BANNED FROM LEIGHTON ROAD (EXCEPT THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEE* PERCIVAL STREET AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD)} TIN LOK LANE; CAROLINE HILL ROAD; EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD; TAI HANG ROAD NORTH OF LAI TAK TSUEN ROAD; TUNG LO WAN ROAD! ELECTRIC ROAD SOUTH OF WING HING STREET; MORRISON HILL ROAD NORTHBOUND; HENNESSY ROAD EAST OF MARSH ROAD; THE DOWNHILL CARRIAGEWAY OF TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD WEST OF FORTRESS HILL ROAD AND CAUSEWAY ROAD.

CENTRAL

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PIER ROAD BETWEEN GILMAN STREET AND CENTRAL HARBOUR SERVICES PJER WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1 PM TO 11.30 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28). ROAD CLOSURE WILL AGAIN BE IMPLEMENTED ON THE SAME ROAD SECTION (BOTH EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND) ON SUNDAY, FROM 7 AM TO 11.30 PM.

II. PUBLIC TRANSPORT

THERE WILL BE NO PARKING FACILITIES AT THE PEAK AND VICTORIA PARK AREAS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS WILL EXTEND SERVICES ON SUNDAY UNTIL EARLY THE NEXT MORNING.

TRAM SERVICES BETWEEN WHITTY STREET AND SHAU KEI WAN WILL OPERATE UNTIL ABOUT 1 AM. THEY WILL BE SUPPLEMENTED BY AN ADDITIONAL NIGHT SERVICE BETWEEN KENNEDY TOWN AND CAUSEWAY BAY WHICH WILL RUN UNTIL 1.30 AM.

MTR SERVICES WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL 3 AM, WHILE PEAK TRAMS WILL RUN ALL NIGHT.

CMB WILL OPERATE TWO SPECIAL BUS ROUTES TO THE PEAK AREA, NO. 15A (NORTH POINT FERRY TO PEAK) AND NO. 15M (ADMIRALTY MTR STATION TO PEAK), FROM 7 PM AND 8 PM UNTIL 4.37 AM AND 2.37 AM RESPECTIVELY.

CMB WILL ALSO OPERATE A NEW SPECIAL BUS ROUTE, NO. 61A (CENTRAL BUS STATION TO REPULSE BAY VIA DEEP WATER BAY), FROM 7 PM UNTIL 12.30 AM. BUSES ON CMB ROUTES 5B, 102, 103, 106, 170 AND 200 WILL BE DIVERTED TO AVOID THE CLOSED ROAD SECTIONS.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE OPERATED ON NLB ROUTES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND 7 ON LANTAU ISLAND DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL HOLIDAYS.

SERVICES ON GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 16M AND 20M WILL BE EXTENDED UNTIL 12.30 AM; ROUTES 21M, 32 AND 33 UNTIL 3 AM; AND ROUTE 1 UNTIL 4 AM.

IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE INCREASE IN PASSENGER DEMAND, THE FERRY SERVICES FOR YUNG SHUE WAN AND SOK KWU WAN WILL BE OPERATED FROM BLAKE PIER AFTER 6 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

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FESTIVAL TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS IN NT * * * *

SPECIAL TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED TO MEET THE DEMAND GENERATED FROM THIS YEAR’S MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL:

* NEW TERRITORIES RECREATIONAL ROUTE 93R (CHOI HUNG TO PAK TAM CHUNG) WILL OPERATE AT A FREQUENCY OF 15 MINUTES BETWEEN 6.30 PM AND MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

* NEW TERRITORIES RECREATIONAL ROUTE 32R (TSUEN WAN FERRY TO SHING MUN RESERVOIR) WILL OPERATE AT A FREQUENCY OF 10 MINUTES ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) BETWEEN 6.45 PM AND 12.25 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

* NEW TERRITORIES GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 1 WHICH SERVES BETWEEN SAI KUNG AND KOWLOON WILL HAVE THE OPERATING HOURS ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) EXTENDED TO 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

* THE LAST TRAIN SERVICE WHICH DEPARTS FROM HUNG HOM AT 00.12 AM WILL TERMINATE AT SHEUNG SHU I INSTEAD OF SHAT IN IN THE EARLY MORNING OF SUNDAY AND MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29 AND 30).

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LIQUOR BOARD ACTS ON ’RIP-OFF* COMPLAINTS *****

-rm- L,QU0R LICENSING BOARD IS EXTREMELY CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROWING NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS FROM TOURISTS WHO HAVE BEEN GROSSLY OVER-CHARGED BY SOME BARS IN TS1M SHA TSU? Jn URBAN COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

IT IS EQUALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CLAIMS MADE BY SOME VICTIMS THAT THREATS AND INTIMIDATION WERE USED AGAINST THEM WHEN THEY COMPLAINED TO THE MANAGEMENT ON RECEIVING BILLS RUNNING INTO THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR ONLY A FEW DRINKS.

THROUGH THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE LIQUOR LICENSING BOARD HAS RECEIVED DETAILS OF MANY COMPLAINTS MADE AGAINST NINE BARS AND SIMILAR ESTABLISHMENTS.

NONE OF THESE COMPLAINTS HAS YET GONE TO COURT BECAUSE THc VICTIMS, BEING TOURISTS, DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO WAIT IN HONG KONG FOR THE CASES TO BE HEARD.

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NEVERTHELESS THESE IS A CLEAR CIRCUMSTANTIAL CASE AGAINST THESE NINE ESTABLISHMENTS AS BEING +RIP-OFF* BARS WHERE UNSUSPECTING TOURISTS ARE UNSCRUPULOUSLY OVER-CHARGED,

THIS BOARD THEREFORE IS TODAY ISSUING A CLEAR AND EMPHATIC WARNING TO THE LICENSEES OF THESE AND OTHER ESTABLISHMENTS THAT MIGHT ATTEMPT SIMILAR +RIP-OFFS* THAT ANY CONVICTION UNDER THE RELEVANT REGULATIONS RELATING TO THIS BOARD’S POWERS MAY LEAD TO THE TERMINATION OF THE LICENCE OF THE BAR CONCERNED.

THIS BOARD WILL NOT STAND IDLY BY AND ALLOW THIS FORM OF BLATANT OVER-CHARGING TO CONTINUE, THEREBY GIVING HONG KONG AN UNWARRANTED REPUTATION AMONG OVERSEAS VISITORS.

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TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AREAS TO OPEN

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THE MONG KOK KCR STATION TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AND THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINUS WILL BE OPENED ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

+WITH THE NEW TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE FACILITIES COMING INTO USE, PASSENGERS WILL FIND IT MUCH EASIER TO TRANSFER TO BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES, TAXIS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES,* THE DEPARTMENT’S SPOKESMAN SAID.

+CONSTRUCTION OF THE STATION INTERCHANGE IS NECESSARY TO COPE WITH THE GROWTH IN TRAIN TRAFFIC FOLLOWING THE ELECTRIFICATION OF THE KCR, THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWNS ALONG THE TRAIN CORRIDOR AND THE RAPID INCREASE IN TRAFFIC BETWEEN CHINA AND HONG KONG.

+TSIM SHA TSUI EAST WAS NOT SERVED BY SUFFICIENT TERMINATING BUS SERVICES. THE OPENING OF THE NEW BUS TERMINUS WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO TERMINATE ANOTHER FOUR BUS ROUTES IN THIS AREA,* HE SAID.

BOTH TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AREAS WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES AND TAXIS.

THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST TERMINUS, SITUATED AT SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD NEAR HONG TAT PATH, WILL ALSO PROVIDE A COACH PARK WITH 27 METERED PARKING SPACES FOR COACHES AND 85 PARKING SPACES FOR MOTOR CYCLES.

THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FROM SATURDAY :

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* THE MONG KOK KCR STATION BUS TERMINUS AND THE GREEN MINIBUS TERMINUS IN THE INTERCHANGE AREA WILL BE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES. ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE BUS TERMINUS.

* THE WESTERN CARRIAGEWAY OF LUEN WAN STREET BETWEEN BUTE STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 120 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH ARGYLE STREET; AS WELL AS THE ACCESS RAMP BETWEEN LUEN WAN STREET AND THE MONG KOK KCR STATION BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED AS 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONES. MOTORISTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

M KMB CIRCULAR ROUTES IK AND 2K WILL TERMINATE AT THE MONG KOK KCR STATION BUS TERMINUS.

* KMB ROUTE 24K (KAI YIP TO MONG KOK KCR STATION) WILL BE DIVERTED TO ARGYLE STREET. EN-ROUTE BUS STOP WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE LUEN WAN STREET LAY-BY, NEAR THE ESCALATORS LEADING TO THE MONG KOK KCR STATION.

* GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 21K (BETWEEN MONG KOK KCR STATION AND SAN PO KONG) AND 32K (BETWEEN MONG KOK KCR STATION AND SHAM SHU I PO FERRY) WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA LUEN WAN STREET AND TERMINATE AT THE INTERCHANGE.

* GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 4 (BETWEEN MONG KOK MTR STATION AND YAU YAT CHUEN) AND 12 (BETWEEN PAK TIN AND TAI TUNG SUN CHUEN) WILL ALSO BE DIVERTED TO LUEN WAN STREET AND THE MONG KOK INTERCHANGE TERMINUS BEFORE RESUMING TO NORMAL ROUTES.

M THE KMB COACH TERMINUS AT PEKING ROAD AND THE METERED COACH PARK AT CANTON ROAD WILL BE PERMANENTLY CLOSED.

* THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINUS AND ITS BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE. ALL VEHICLES EXITING FROM THE TERMINUS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RIGHT-TURN INTO SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD WESTBOUND.

* KMB ROUTES 26 (SHUN TIN TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST), 201 (AIRPORT TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST) AND 208 (BROADCAST DRIVE TO TSIM SHA TSUl) WILL TERMINATE AT THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST BUS TERMINUS.

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* KMB ROUTES 15X (LAM TIN TO TSIM SHA TSUI) AND 28 (LOK WAH TO TSIM SHA TSUI) WILL TERMINATE AT MIDDLE ROAD.

* GREEN MINIBUS CIRCULAR ROUTES 1 (TSIM SHA TSUI MTR TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST) AND 31M (MONG KOK MTR TO TSIM SHA TSUI EAST) WILL TERMINATE AT THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST BUS TERMINUS.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN HAMMER HILL AREA * * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 28), THE FOLLOWING ROADS IN HAMMER HILL AREA WILL BE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED ZONES

FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES:

PROHIBITED ZONES -

* KING TUNG STREET.

* FUNG SHING STREET ABOUT 95 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD.

RESTRICTED ZONE -

* HAMMER HILL ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH KING TUNG STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM. ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS.

FROM THE SAME DAY, THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE DESIGNATED RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM:

* NG FONG STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI YAU STREET AND ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* LUK HOP STREET BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI YAU STREET AND ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES, MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

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TRAFFIC RE-ROUTED * *

TUEN SHING STREET IN AREA 37 A IN TUEN MUN WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND FOR ABOUT 40 DAYS FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

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HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS FOR LIBRARIES

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THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THE OPENING HOURS OF ALL PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS FOR NEXT MONDAY, A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES AT CHEUNG CHAU, SAI KUNG, SHEUNG SHU I, SOUTH KWAI CHUNG, TAI PO AND TUEN MUN (TAI HING) WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM AND THE MUI WO PUBLIC LIBRARY FROM 10 AM TO 1 PM.

THE OTHER PUBLIC LIBRARIES AT PENG CHAU, NORTH KWAI CHUNG, SHA TIN, SOUTH LAMMA, TAI 0, TSUEN WAN, TUEN MUN (YAU 01), YUEN LONG AND THE TWO MOBILE ONES WILL ALL BE CLOSED.

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ABERDEEN ROOFTOP STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING THE CLOSURE OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE ROOF OF 185 ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD, HONG KONG, TO ENABLE THE DEMOLITION OF THE STRUCTURES WITHOUT DANGER TO PEOPLE.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS IN THE VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT 9.30 AM ON NOVEMBER 1, 1985 WAS POSTED ON THE STRUCTURES TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE CLOSURE IS PART OF THE EXERCISE TO ENFORCE THE ORDER ISSUED UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE ON NOVEMBER 15, 1984 REQUIRING THE DEMOLITION OF THESE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES.

DEMOLITION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CLOSURE ORDERS ARE MADE.

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JUMBO-SIZED RCV’S TO SERVICE SHA TIN KO

A NEW JUMBO-SIZED REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE HAS BEEN INTRODUCED IN SHA TIN BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE DEPARTMENT’S TRANSPORT MANAGER, MR JOHN HARRISON, SAID IT HAD ORDERED TEN VDK-19S, EACH WITH A MAXIMUM CAPACITY FOR 19 CUBIC METRES AND A NET LOAD OF OVER TEN TONNES.

+THIS IS NEARLY TWICE THE CAPACITY OF OUR LARGEST EXISTING REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES, THE VDK-15, WHICH HAS A NET LOADING CAPACITY OF JUST UNDER SIX TONNES,+ HE SAID.

WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF VDK-19S, IT WOULD NOW BE POSSIBLE TO COMPLETE THE COLLECTION OF ALL REFUSE IN SHA TIN IN THE DAY-TIME.

TO AVOID SUBJECTING THESE VDK-19S TO UNNECESSARY WEAR AND TEAR, AND TO DERIVE MAXIMUM SERVICE FROM ITS MANY ADVANCED FEATURES, A SPECIAL DRIVER TRAINING COURSE WAS ORGANISED FOR DRIVERS OF THESE NEW VEHICLES, EACH COSTING $495 000.

THE TEN VDK-19S ON ORDER AND THE 16 +PRESSPACK+ RCV’S WHICH THE DEPARTMENT TOOK DELIVERY OF EARLIER THIS YEAR, WILL REPLACE 28 OLDER MODEL RCV’S.

MR HARRISON SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE MODERNISATION PROGRAMME WOULD MEAN A DECREASE OF THREE RCV’S FROM THE EXISTING FLEET OF 130, THE FLEET’S SERVICE CAPACITY WOULD HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASED BECAUSE OF THE GREATER MAXIMUM LOADING CAPACITY OF THE NEW MACHINES.

THE PUBLIC CLEANSING SERVICE OF THE RSD NOW CLEARS AN AVERAGE OF 1 000 TONNES OF REFUSE DAILY. IN ADDITION TO THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS, ITS CLEANSING STAFF ALSO SERVICE 1 227 REFUSE BIN SITES AND 5 729 LITTER CONTAINERS.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR SERVICE RESERVOIR

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A REINFORCED CONCRETE FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR AT THE NORTH OF PO LAM ROAD NEAR MA YAU TONG VILLAGE IN JUNK BAY.

THE RESERVOIR, WITH A CAPACITY OF 90 000 CUBIC METRES, IS PART OF THE PROPOSED PAK KONG TREATMENT WORKS AND WATER TRANSFER FACILITIES PROJECT AND WILL SUPPLY WATER TO JUNK BAY NEW TOWN, EAST KOWLOON AND THE EASTERN PART OF HONG KONG ISLAND.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 24 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR RENT OF KOWLOON SITE * * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A SITE OFF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD NEAR TAI WO PING, IN KOWLOON.

COVERING ABOUT 4 530 SQUARE METRES, THE SITE IS FOR OPEN STORAGE OR CONCRETE BATCHING PURPOSES.

TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE MONTHLY AFTERWARDS. DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 11.

TENDER FORM, NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM AND PLAN AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON WEST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON AND THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

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TO COPE WITH THE GROWTH OF TSUEN WAN, THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN THE NEW TOWN IS TO BE UPGRADED.

WORK WILL INVOLVE IMPROVING THE DRAINAGE CAPACITY OF THE UNDERGROUND STORMWATER DRAIN AT WO YI HOP ROAD NEAR LEI MUK SHUE ESTATE, REPLACING THE EXISTING PIPE AT WO Yl HOP ROAD WITH A BOX CULVERT, AND INTRODUCING FOUR SILT TRAPS AT LOCATIONS WHERE MAJOR STREAMCOURSES ENTER THE KWAI CHUNG DRAINAGE SYSTEM.

WORK IS EXPECTED-TO START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN 14 MONTHS.

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT AND THE DEADLINE FOR TENDERS IS OCTOBER 11.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

UK AGREES TO REUNION OF VIETNAMESE FAMILIES ................... 1

BRITISH RESPONSE TO SCORRI REPORT WELCOMED .................... 2

JOINT STUDY ON CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC PLANNED ................... 4

SIR JOHN VISITS FACTORY........................................ 5

EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL SURVEY GOING ON ........................... 6

WO COURSES FOR BANKING TRAINERS................................ 7

COMMONWEALTH GAMES PRESS CONFERENCE............................ 8

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1985

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UK AGREES TO REUNION OF VIETNAMESE FAMILIES ******

THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAS TODAY ISSUED A WHITE PAPER SETTING OUT ITS RESPONSE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE SCORRI (SUB-COMMITTEE ON RACE RELATIONS AND IMMIGRATION) REPORT ON VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

RELEVANT EXTRACTS OF THE WHITE PAPER IN ENGLISH ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS DUTY OFFICER.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE FIRST PART OF A BRITISH HOME OFFICE PRESS RELEASE ON THE WHITE PAPER, REFERRING TO VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG:

+THE GOVERNMENT’S REPLY TO THE THIRD REPORT OF THE HOME AFFAIRS COMMITTEE (1984-85 SESSION), ON REFUGEES AND ASYLUM WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE VIETNAMESE, IS PUBLISHED TODAY (2.30 PM, SEPTEMBER 26).

+THE GOVERNMENT HAS ACCEPTED MANY OF THE COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS. IN PARTICULAR, IT HAS AGREED TO THE REUNION WITH THEIR FAMILIES IN BRITAIN OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN THE CAMPS IN HONG KONG. IT HAS DECIDED TO INCREASE ITS FUNDING AND TO EXTEND THE PROGRAMME FOR A FURTHER YEAR: AND IT IS TAKING MEASURES TO REDUCE THE TIME TAKEN TO DECIDE ASYLUM APPLICATIONS.

♦THE COMMITTEE’S REPORT WAS PUBLISHED IN APRIL, AND WAS IN THREE PARTS COVERING: VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG, THE VIETNAMESE IN BRITAIN, AND REFUGEE PROCEDURES GENERALLY. IN ITS REPLY, THE GOVERNMENT ACKNOWLEDGES ITS GRATITUDE TO THE COMMITTEE FOR ITS TIMELY, COMPREHENSIVE AND CAREFUL REPORT, AND ACCEPTS MANY OF THE COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS.

+ PART I: WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT BRITAIN’S RECORD IN ACCEPTING VIETNAMESE REFUGEES WAS A GOOD ONE, THE COMMITTEE MADE A NUMBER OF RECOMMENDATIONS DESIGNED TO REVIVE THE INTERNATIONAL RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMME: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN ON HONG KONG AND TO REUNITE THOSE IN THE CAMPS WITH THEIR FAMILIES HERE. THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE ACTION ON THESE POINTS. THE FAMILY REUNION CRITERIA FOR VIETNAMESE AT PRESENT IN CAMPS IN COUNTRIES OF TEMPORARY ASYLUM IS TO BE RELAXED RESULTING IN ABOUT 500 VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, MOST OF THEM IN HONG KONG, BEING ELIGIBLE TO COME HERE. THE GOVERNMENT IS ALSO PREPARED TO CONSIDER ACCEPTING FURTHER LIMITED NUMBERS OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES FROM HONG KONG. BUT A DECISION ON THIS WILL BE TAKEN IN THE LIGHT OF THE WILLINGNESS SHOWN BY OTHER RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES TO RESPOND TO HONG KONG’S NEEDS AND OF ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES AT THE TIME. THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WILL ALSO BE PREPARED TO CONSIDER ACCEPTING FOR RESETTLEMENT IN HONG KONG A LIMITED NUMBER OF ETHNIC CHINESE IF THE RESETTLEMENT FORMS PART OF A PACKAGE AIMED AT REDUCING DRASTICALLY THE SIZE OF HONG KONG’S VIETNAMESE REFUGEE POPULATION AND RESETTLING ALL THOSE WHOSE STAY IN CAMPS HAS BEEN PROLONGED. THE FCO WILL ACTIVELY PRESS OTHER RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES TO TAKE ADDITIONAL REFUGEES FROM HONG KONG IN THE LIGHT OF THESE DECISIONS.

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+ THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT, HOWEVER, BEEN ABLE TO ACCEPT IN PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES THE SELECT COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION THAT THE CLOSED CAMP POLICY BE ENDED. THE GOVERNMENT BELIEVES THAT THIS POLICY IS THE MOST HUMANE MEANS OF DISCOURAGING FURTHER LARGE-SCALE ARRIVALS OF REFUGEES FROM VIETNAM, AND HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE IN ACHIEVING THIS AIM. IN ITS VIEW IF THE CLOSED CAMPS WERE ABOLISHED THE LIKELY CONSEQUENCE WOULD BE THAT HONG KONG WOULD AGAIN BECOME THE MAGNET FOR PEOPLE FROM VIETNAM THAT IT WAS BETWEEN 1979 AND 1981, CAUSING AN UNACCEPTABLE AND UNMANAGEABLE RISE IN THE POPULATION OF THE CAMPS IN HONG KONG.*

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THE GOVERNMENI TODAY WELCOMED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S POSITIVE RESPONSE TO RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE SCORRI REPORT ON VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG.

A SPOKESMAN SAID THE POLICY LAID OUT IN THE WHITE PAPER DEMONSTRATED BRITAIN’S INTEREST IN AND CONCERN FOR HONG KONG’S REFUGEE PROBLEM.

+WE PARTICULARLY WELCOME THE RELAXATION OF BRITAIN’S FAMILY REUNION CRITERIA,* HE SAID. IT WAS ESTIMATED IN THE REPORT THAT ABOUT 420 FAMILY REUNION CASES FROM HONG KONG MIGHT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY. THE ACTUAL NUMBERS ELIGIBLE COULD BE AS MANY AS 500.

+BRITAIN’S ACTION WILL BE USED TO NEGOTIATE ADDITIONAL RESETTLEMENT PLACES FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WITH A VIEW TO REDUCING DRASTICALLY THE SIZE OF HONG KONG’S VIETNAMESE REFUGEE POPULATION AND TO RESETTLE ALL THOSE WHOSE STAY IN CAMPS HAS BEEN PROLONGED,* HE ADDED.

SINCE BRITAIN IS PREPARED TO CONSIDER ACCEPTING, IN ADDITION TO THE FAMILY REUNION CASES, FURTHER LIMITED NUMBERS OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES FROM HONG KONG IN THE LIGHT OF THE WILLINGNESS SHOWN BY OTHER RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES TO RESPOND TO HONG KONG’S NEEDS, THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID HONG KONG WOULD BE PREPARED TO CONSIDER ABSORBING A LIMITED NUMBER OF ETHNIC CHINESE AS PART OF THE PACKAGE.

WHILE NOTING THAT CLOSED CAMPS WOULD NOT BE ABOL ISHED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID MORE WOULD BE DONE TO PREPARE THE INHABITANTS OF THE CAMPS FOR LIFE AFTER THEY ARE RESETTLED, ESPECIALLY THROUGH TRAINING AND UPGRADING OF SKILLS. BUT HE POINTED OUT THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNHCR AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES HERE, WAS ALREADY DOING MUCH TO IMPROVE EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE CAMPS.

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THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE HAS SAID IT WILL MAKE RESOLUTION OF HONG KONG’S VIETNAMESE REFUGEE PROBLEM A MAJOR PRIORITY IN ITS DEALINGS WITH FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS.

THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT FOLLOWING THE PUBLICATION OF THE WHITE PAPER, A MAJOR DIPLOMATIC EFFORT WILL BE MOUNTED BY THE BRITISH AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENTS TO PERSUADE OTHER COUNTRIES TO OFFER ADDITIONAL RESETTLEMENT PLACES TO VIETNAMESE REFUGEES FROM HONG KONG. +THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANY SUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARISE IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO PRESS HONG KONG’S CASE WITH OTHER GOVERNMENTS,+ HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO CONVENE BILATERAL MEETINGS WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MAJOR RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES HERE. USING BRITAIN’S INITIATIVE AS A PLATFORM, THE REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE ASKED TO SEEK ADDITIONAL RESETTLEMENT PLACES AS PART OF A BURDEN SHARING SOLUTION TO HONG KONG’S VIETNAMESE REFUGEE PROBLEM. AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, THESE MEETINGS WILL BE ARRANGED BEFORE THE UNHCR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETS IN GENEVA FROM OCTOBER 7 TO 17.

A SENIOR HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICER WILL ATTEND THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING IN GENEVA. IN ADDITION TO SPEAKING AT THE FORMAL PROCEEDINGS. HE WILL HOLD A SERIES OF BILATERAL AND MULTI-LATERAL MEETINGS WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES WHO ARE ATTENDING THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. HE WILL BE ASSISTED AND SUPPORTED BY STAFF FROM THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN GENEVA.

FOLLOWING THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE HONG KONG REPRESENTATIVE WILL VISIT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN BRUSSELS, LONDON, NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON TO BRIEF THEM ON DEVELOPMENTS AT THE MEETING IN GENEVA AND TO DISCUSS HOW BEST THEY CAN CONTINUE TO LOBBY FOR MORE RESETTLEMENT PLACES.

♦ONCE THESE INITIATIVES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNHCR, THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO PRESS RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES TO RESPOND FAVOURABLY TO BRITAIN’S DECISION TO ACCEPT MORE REFUGEES FROM HONG KONG. THE OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO SET CLEAR REALISTIC TARGETS WHICH WILL ACT AS AN INCENTIVE FOR THE RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES,* HE ADDED.

REFERRING TO THE BACKGROUND TO HONG KONG’S REFUGEE PROBLEM, THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE FIRST VIETNAMESE REFUGEES TO ARRIVE HERE WERE THE 3 743 ON BOARD THE CLARA MAERSK IN MAY 1975. THEREAFTER, REFUGEES CONTINUED TO ARRIVE AND THE TRICKLE OF THE FOLLOWING YEARS TURNED INTO A FLOOD IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1979 WHEN 66 045 ARRIVED.

THE RATE OF ARRIVALS FELL SHARPLY AFTER JULY 1979. NEVERTHELESS, ARRIVALS SINCE THEN HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIAL -6 788 IN 1980, 8 470 IN 1981, 7 836 IN 1982, 3 651 IN 1983 AND 2 230 IN 1984. HE SAID THAT 873 REFUGEES HAD ARRIVED DURING THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1985. ALL REFUGEES HAVE BEEN GIVEN ASYLUM: NO ONE HAS BEEN TURNED AWAY.

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ALTHOUGH THE NUMBERS ARRIVING IN HONG KONG HAVE BEEN DECLINING, THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE RATE OF RESETTLEMENT HAS BEEN FALLING: 37 468 LEFT HONG KONG IN 1980, 17 818 IN 1981, 9 247 IN 1982, 4 200 IN 1983 AND 3 694 IN 1984. HE EXPLAINED THAT 2 937 HAVE BEEN RESETTLED SO FAR THIS YEAR.

THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID HONG KONG’S VIETNAMESE REFUGEE PROBLEM WAS PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT. +WE NOW HAVE ABOUT 10 500 REFUGEES WHICH REPRESENTS 28 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL IN THE REGION.

+IN ADDITION,* HE POINTED OUT, +APPROX IMATELY 2 000 OF HONG KONG REFUGEES HAVE BEEN HERE FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS. WE HAVE THE GREATEST NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE BOAT REFUGEES AND THE LONGEST STAYER.*

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JOINT STUDY ON CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC PLANNED

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THERE WAS A NEED FOR CHINA AND HONG KONG TO POOL RESOURCES AND PLANNING EXPERTISE FOR A JOINT STUDY ON THE FUTURE DEMAND FOR CROSS-BORDER ROAD PASSENGER TRAFFIC, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR JAMES SO, SAID THIS EVENING.

HE SAID THIS IN VIEW OF THE RAPID INCREASE IN CROSS-BORDER ROADPASSENGER TRAFFIC IN RECENT YEARS.

+IT IS OBVIOUS THAT WITH THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF CHINA’S SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES, THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD NETWORK WITHIN THE COUNTRY AND THE EVER-1MPROVI NG RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHINA AND HONG KONG, THE DEMAND FOR CROSS-BORDER ROAD PASSENGER TRAFFIC WILL CONTINUE TO GROW,* MR SO SAID.

A JOINT STUDY WOULD ENSURE THAT PROJECTIONS AND PLANS ON FUTURE DEMANDS REACHED BY BOTH SIDES WERE MADE ON THE SAME BASIS.

MR SO SAID DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE CHINESE AND HONG KONG AUTHORITIES TO SET UP A JOINT WORKING TEAM TO UNDERTAKE SUCH A STUDY WERE NOW UNDERWAY.

LOOKING BACK, MR SO SAID THAT THE OPENING OF THE LAND BORDER BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA WAS A VERY RECENT EVENT. UP TO 1979, THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY PROVIDED THE ONLY PASSENGER SERVICE ON LAND BETWEEN THE TWO PLACES, HE SAID.

HOWEVER, GROWING CONGESTION AT THE MAN KAM TO CROSSING, LARGELY AN OUTCOME OF CHINA’S NEW ECONOMIC POLICIES IN THE 1970’S, EVENTUALLY PROMPTED THE TWO SIDES TO START TALKS IN 1979 ON HOW TO IMPROVE CROSS-BORDER ROAD FACILITIES. THE TALKS RESULTED IN AN AGREEMENT WHICH, AMONG OTHER THINGS, PAVED THE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SECOND BRIDGE AT MAN KAM TO, AND THE PROVISION OF TWO ADDITIONAL ROAD BORDER CROSSINGS AT SHA TAU KOK AND LOK MA CHAU BEFORE THE END OF THIS DECADE.

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+TODAY, WE SEE THE COMPLETION OF THESE PROJECTS ONE BY ONE,+ MR SO NOTED.

THE YEAR 1979 ALSO MARKED THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FIRST CROSS-BORDER ROAD PASSENGER SERVICE. THE MOTOR TRANSPORT COMPANY OF GUANGDONG, A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINESE INTERESTS, STARTED PASSENGER SERVICE BETWEEN THE TERRITORY AND VARIOUS SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES IN CHINA. IN JUNE 1981, THE FIRST DIRECT PASSENGER COACH SERVICE RUNNING BETWEEN HONG KONG AND GUANGZHOU WAS INAUGURATED.

IN VIEW OF THE VERY LIMITED FACILITIES AND CAPACITY AT MAN KAM TO, A QUOTA OF 35 CROSSINGS EACH WAY PER DAY WAS SET ASIDE FOR COACH SERVICES IN 1984 AND, AT PRESENT, THE QUOTA AT MAN KAM TO WAS FULLY ALLOCATED TO 10 SEPARATE OPERATORS, MR SO SAID.

AS FOR THE SHA TAU KOK CROSSING OPENED IN MARCH THIS YEAR, A HIGHER QUOTA OF CROSSINGS FOR PASSENGER COACH SERVICES WAS SET AND SO FAR 37 CROSSINGS HAD BEEN TAKEN UP BY 17 SEPARATE COMPANIES, EIGHT OF WHICH ALSO OPERATED SERVICES THROUGH MAN KAM TO.

THUS AT PRESENT THERE ARE 19 COMPANIES RUNNING 72 COACH CROSSINGS THROUGH MAN KAM TO AND SHA TAU KOK EACH WAY EVERY DAY WITH A CAPACITY FOR CARRYING NEARLY 6 000 PASSENGERS DAILY.

IN MAY 1982, THE CHINESE AND HONG KONG AUTHORITIES ALSO AGREED TO ALLOW A SMALL NUMBER OF PRIVATE CARS TO CROSS THE BORDER. INITIALLY 100 PERMITS WERE ISSUED TO OWNERS OF PRIVATE CARS WITH LEGITIMATE BUSINESS VENTURES IN CHINA TO CROSS THE BORDER AT MAN KAM TO. SINCE THEN A TOTAL OF 251 SUCH PERMITS HAD BEEN ISSUED FOR MAN KAM TO AND 72 FOR SHA TAU KOK.

MR SO SAID THAT, TO CATER FOR THE GROWING DEMAND FOR A MORE CONVENIENT, COMFORTABLE AND PERSONALISED FORM OF CROSS-BORDER TRANSPORT, 50 CROSS-BORDER PERMITS WERE ISSUED TO FIVE COMPANIES EARLIER IN THE YEAR TO PROVIDE LIMOUSINES-FOR-HI RE SERVICE.

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SIR JOHN VISITS FACTORY * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY AND A WATCH FACTORY IN ABERDEEN TO SEE SOME OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN LOCAL MANUFACTURING.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR P.E. JOHNSON, SIR JOHN FIRST VISITED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES LTD. AT WONG CHUK HANG ROAD. HE WAS WELCOMED ON ARRIVAL BY SIR Y.K. PAO, CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON WHARF AND GODOWN CO. LTD., WHICH IS THE PARENT COMPANY OF THE SDL.

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established in 1969 semiconductor devices ltd. now has about 900 workers and specialises in the assembly of integrated circuits WHICH ARE EXPORTED MAINLY TO AMERICA AND EUROPE.

THE PARTY LATER TOURED NATIONAL ELECTRONICS AND WATCH COMPANY LTD A WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF NATIONAL ELECTRONICS (CONSOLIDATED) LTD., ALSO AT WONG CHUK HANG ROAD, AND WERE MET BY THE COMPANY’S VICE-CHAIRMAN, MR LEE YUEN-CHING.

STARTING WITH THE ASSEMBLY OF MECHANICAL WATCHES IN THE EARLY 195O’S THE COMPANY NOW PRODUCES A WIDE RANGE OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD) AND QUARTZ ANALOGUE WATCHES.

THE COMPANY HAS ABOUT 1 100 WORKERS AND MOST OF ITS PRODUCTS ARE FOR EXPORT TO NORTH AMERICA, EUROPE AND SOUTH-EAST ASIA.

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS CONDUCTING THE SEPTEMBER 1985 SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY.

THE SURVEY IS CONDUCTED QUARTERLY AND THE RESULTS ARE USEFUL IN PROVIDING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC INDICATORS AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON THE STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE LABOUR MARKET IN HONG KONG.

THE SURVEY COVERS ABOUT 83 000 ESTABLISHMENTS DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SECTORS INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES SECTOR (WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS), 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).

INFORMATION ON NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES ON SEPTEMBER 27 WILL BE SOUGHT FROM EACH SAMPLE ESTABLISHMENT.

ABOUT 10 000 ESTABLISHMENTS WILL BE SELECTED AT RANDOM FROM THIS SAMPLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAYROLL IN EACH OF THE THREE MONTHS DURING THE REFERENCE PERIOD OF JULY-SEPTEMBER.

QUESTIONNAIRES HAVE BEEN MAILED TO INDIVIDUAL SAMPLE ESTABLISHMENTS.

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A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID 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.

+RESPONDENTS WHO FIND IT DIFFICULT TO COMPLETE THE FORMS SHOULD CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERSi 5-436551, 5-444301, 5-455661 AND 5-455668,+ HE SAID.

+ESTABLISHMENTS KNOWN TO THE DEPARTMENT DURING JULY-SEPTEMBER SURVEY WILL ALSO BE ENUMERATED IN ORDER TO MAKE THE SURVEY RESULTS COMPLETE.

+FIELD OFFICERS BEARING A GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARD WILL CALL ON THESE ESTABLISHMENTS FOR INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED, EXISTING VACANCIES, TYPE OF OWNERSHIP, NATURE OF BUSINESS AND DATE ON WHICH BUSINESS COMMENCED. IN CASE OF ANY ENQUIRIES REGARDING THESE FIELD VISITS, PLEASE CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE AT 5-444364,+ HE ADDED.

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TRAINERS IN THE BANKING SECTOR ARE NOW BEING INVITED TO ENROL IN TWO COURSES - +JOB ANALYSIS* AND +TRAINING DESIGN+ ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE OF BANKERS IN HONG KONG AND THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

THE COURSES ARE TO ENABLE BANKING TRAINERS TO PRODUCE TRAINING MATERIALS AND TO DESIGN TRAINING COURSES BY USING EITHER RESOURCES FROM WITHIN THEIR OWN COMPANIES OR FROM OUTSIDE ORGANISATIONS.

THE COURSES WILL ALSO ENABLE TRAINERS TO REVIEW TRAINING METHODS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES.

THE +JOB ANALYSIS* COURSE, COMPRISING THREE THREE-HOUR LECTURES WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 9 AND 10, AND THE +TRAINING DESIGN* COURSE ON DECEMBER 12 AND 13.

FEES ARE $150 FOR THE +JOB ANALYSIS* COURSE AND $200 FOR THE ♦TRAINING DESIGN* COURSE. ENROLMENT IS LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS EACH.

ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO MR S.M. WOO, SECRETARY OF THE BOARD AT 5-8932341 EXT. 255 DURING OFFICE HOURS OR THE INSTITUTE OF BANKERS IN HONG KONG AT 5-8151552.

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A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE 1986 COMMONWEALTH GAMES WILL BE HELD IN THE GIS THEATRE, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 11 AM.

MR KENNETH BORTHWICK, CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, XIII COMMONWEALTH GAME, AND MR A. DE 0. SALES, PRESIDENT OF THE AMATEUR SPORTS FEDERATION AND OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF HONG KONG, WILL BE PRESIDING.

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR EDWARD : DELIGHTED AT LEGCO ELECTION SUCCESS .......... 1

DECISION ON WEEKLY LEGCO MEETING DUE SOON.................. 3

HK-CHINA PASSENGER TRAFFIC CHALLENGE BEING MET ............ 4

KCRC KEEPING PACE WITH TRANSPORT NEEDS - SIR DAVID......... 5

PUBLIC HOUSING PRIORITY TO CONTINUE ....................... 6

HONG KONG FORCE LEVELS ANNOUNCEMENT ....................... 7

+PLEA-BY-POST+ STARTS ON TUESDAY .......................... 9

MOONCAKES, LANTERNS FOR FESTIVAL........................... 10

CONTRACT LEVY RULES PUBLISHED ............................. 13

NEW FACILITIES FOR EX-MENTAL PATIENTS...................... 13

EGYPT JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK ............................. 15

CANTON ROAD PRIME SITE FOR AUCTION ........................ 16

RECLAMATION OF FORESHORE PLANNED........................... 16

OXFORD CHOIR TO SING IN HONG KONG ......................... 17

SUNSHINE PROVIDES CHEAP SUPPLY OF HOT WATER ............... 18

DISTRICT BOARD CALLS ON KAIFONG ASSOCIATION ............... 18

NEW SECRETARY GENERAL FOR UMELCO........................... 19

COVERED FOOTBRIDGE PROPOSED FOR WAN CHAI .................. 19

FITNESS TRAINING FOR YOUTHS ............................... 20

NEW AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS PRODUCED........................ 20

CALLING ALL WOMEN NETBALLERS .............................. 21

WATER CARNIVAL ............................................ 21

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SIR EDWARD t DELIGHTED AT LEGCO ELECTION SUCCESS ******

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY THAT HE WAS DELIGHTED THAT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WERE +SUCH A RESOUNDING SUCCESS+, AND CONGRATULATED ALL CONCERNED WHO WERE INVOLVED IN IT.

SIR EDWARD CONGRATULATED +ALL THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES*, AND EXPRESSED HIS GRATITUDE TO +ALL THE UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WHO HAD PERFORMED A PUBLIC SERVICE BY AGREEING TO STAND FOR ELECTION, ALL THOSE WHO ORGANISED THE ELECTIONS, AS WELL AS THE MEDIA*.

SPEAKING TO THE PRESS AFTER OPENING THE HONG KONG-MACAU FERRY TERMINAL BUILDING, SIR EDWARD TOLD THEMi + IT MUST BE JOLLY HARD FOLLOWING IT RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING THROUGH TO THE EARLY. HOURS OF THIS MORNING, AND I THINK YOU KEPT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG VERY WELL INFORMED OF WHAT WAS GOING ON, WHAT EVERYBODY WAS SAYING AND HOW THE ELECTION WAS GOING.*

AND, REFERRING TO THE UNSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES, SIR EDWARD SAID: +l HOPE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN DOING BEFORE, WHEREVER THEY HAVE BEEN SERVING THE COMMUNITY.*

ASKED WHETHER HE THOUGHT THE NEW LEGCO WOULD BE A BALANCED ONE, SIR EDWARD SAID: +l THINK THE NEW LEGCO IS GOING TO HAVE A VERY WIDE CROSS-SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY REPRESENTED IN IT AND THAT WE HAVE INDEED MADE A STEP TOWARDS MORE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.* -- -

HE DID NOT AGREE, SIR EDWARD SAID, WITH CRITICISM THAT THE COMPOSITION OF THE LEGCO REMAINED ESSENTIALLY THE SAME, WITH MOST OF ITS SEATS BEING TAKEN BY THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

+l DON’T THINK IT IS ONLY THE BUSINESS SECTOR,* SIR EDWARD SAID. +l THINK IT IS THE PROFESSIONAL SECTOR AND OTHERS FROM SECTORS OUTSIDE THE BUSINESS SECTOR.*

BUT THE CHOICE OF THE CANDIDATES ELECTED, SIR EDWARD SAID, WAS MADE BY THE ELECTORS. AND, AFTER ALL, THEY WERE THE PEOPLE WHOM THE ELECTORS WANTED, WHOM THEY WISHED TO SEE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. +AND THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED,* HE SAID.

ASKED ABOUT THE FEASIBILITY OF BRINGING THE 1987 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL REVIEW +A LITTLE BIT EARLIER*, SIR EDWARD SAID THIS WAS NOT PRACTICABLE. ■ •

THE GOVERNOR SAID HE SUSPECTED THAT THE PUBLIC WOULD BE CONTINUING TO COMMENT ON THE ISSUES WHICH WOULD ARISE IN THE 1987 ELECTION THROUGHOUT THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

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♦BUT I DON’T THINK IT WOULD BE PRACTICABLE TO BRING FORWARD ■ME FORMAL REVIEW FROM 1987. AFTER ALL. WE HAVE ONLY JUST COMPLETED THE ELECTIONS. THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL NOW KET AND WE MUST GIVE IT SOME TIME TO SETTLE DOWN AND TO ESTABLISH ITS METHODS OF WORKING BEFORE WE REVIEW THE ARRANGEMENTS,* HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER HE THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE DIRECT ELECTIONS BY 1988, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WAS +GOING TO LEAVE ALL THOSE ISSUES TO THE 1987 REVIEW.+

AS TO HOW HE SAW THE POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE NEAR FUTURE, SIR EDWARD SAID, IT WAS GOING TO BE THE OPERATION OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND THE WAY IN WHICH THE MEMBERS CF IT DECIDE THEY SHOULD OPERATE.

I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE QUITE AN ENCOURAGING PERIOD,* FE SAID.

REPLYING TO ANOTHER QUESTION, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE PEOPLE WHO WERE VOTING IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGES WERE THEMSELVES FROM THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS AND HAD CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

AND THEY ARE IN ALL THE PROFESSIONS. THERE’S QUITE A HIGH TURN-OUT IN THE PROFESSIONS AND IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

THE GOVERNOR SAID HE WONDERED IN HOW MANY COMMUNITIES WOULD THERE BE SUCH LARGE PROPORTIONAL INSTANCES OF PARTICULAR PROFESSIONS VOTING IN THIS KIND OF ELECTION.

SO I THINK ON THE WHOLE THAT THE SYSTEM HAS WORKED VERY MUCH AS IT WAS DESIGNED TO WORK AND HAS WORKED VERY SUCCESSFULLY,* THE GOVERNOR SAID.

AS TO WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD BE DOING IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS IN PREPARING FOR THE 1987 REVIEW, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT IT WOULD +BE LISTENING VERY HARD, FOR A START TO THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE COMMUNITY*. .....

THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ALSO BE WATCHING THE WAY IN WHICH THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WORKED, AND IN PARTICULAR, WOULD BE MONITORING THE REACTION OF THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE TO THE RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION, SO THAT IT WOULD BE ABLE TO JUDGE FROM THAT WHAT ISSUES SHOULD GO UP FOR REVIEW IN 1987. ........

A NUMBER OF THE ISSUES HAD ALREADY BEEN SET OUT IN THE WHITE PAPER, AND THE AGENDA, OR PART OF THE AGENDA, WAS IN THE WHITE PAPER, HE SAID.

AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT PEOPLE WILL PRODUCE MANY MORE QUESTIONS,* HE SAID.

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ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S DECISION TO RECEIVE THE HONG KONG VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS VERY ENCOURAGING AND HE WAS VERY PLEASED TO SEE THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT ADOPT A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND THE RECOGNITION THAT HONG KONG HAD A PROBLEM WHICH DID REQUIRE SPECIAL ACTION.

NOW, THE ACTION THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE IS TWO-FOLDs ONE IS THAT THEY HAVE RELAXED THE CRITERIA FOR FAMILY CASES, WHICH hEANS THEY WILL TAKE SOME MORE.

BUT THEY ARE ALSO GOING TO MOUNT THIS INTERNATIONAL EFFORT TO ENCOURAGE OTHER RESETTLEMENT COUNTRIES TO ACCEPT VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

AND MY HOPE IS THAT AS A RESULT OF THIS, WE WILL FIND A BIGGER OFF-TAKE, AND OUR OBJECTIVE OF COURSE IS A VERY SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION INDEED IN THE NUMBER OF VIETNAMESE REFUGEES IN HONG KONG AND THEIR RESETTLEMENT IN OTHER COUNTRIES,* HE.SA ID.

ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE NUMBER OF FAMILY REUNION CASES WHICH WOULD BE ELIGIBLE AS A RESULT OF THE RELAXATION OF BRITAIN’S FAMILY REUNION CRITERIA, SIR EDWARD CONSIDERED 500 A GOOD NUMBER TO START WITH.

AND AFTER ALL, THEY HAVE SAID THEY WILL TAKE 500, OR AT LEAST THEY WILL TAKE THE NUMBER ELIGIBLE UP TO 500 FAMILY REUNION CASES.

BUT THAT IS NOT THE END OF THE DAY. THERE IS THIS FURTHER QUESTION WHETHER THEY CAN TAKE MORE, IS DEPENDING ON THE REACTION WHICH THEY GET FROM OTHER COUNTRIES. SO I THINK IT IS A VERY GOOD START,+ HE ADDED.

ASKED ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT OF BASIC LAW DRAFTING, SIR EDWARD SAID HE FOLLOWED THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE WITH VERY GREAT INTEREST. o

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THE GOVERNMENT WOULD MAKE A DECISION WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO ON WHETHER TO HOLD WEEKLY MEETINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER ATTENDING A COCKTAIL RECEPTION IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY AT A TSIM SHA TSUI HOTEL THIS AFTERNOON.

ASKED TO CONFIRM WHETHER THERE WOULD BE WEEKLY LEGCO MEETINGS, SIR DAVID SAIDi +l DON’T THINK ANYTHING DEFINITE HAS BEEN DECIDED YET, BUT I THINK IN VIEW OF THE INCREASED NUMBER OF MEMBERS AND OBVIOUSLY THE INCREASED NUMBER OF QUESTIONS COMING FROM AN INCREASED NUMBER OF MEMBERS, IT’S ON THE CARDS.

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♦BUT MO POSITIVE DECISION HAS YET BEEN TAKEN.+

ASKED WHEN HE WOULD EXPECT A DECISION ON THIS, HE SA I Ds

♦WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO.+

IN REPLY TO ANOTHER QUESTION AS TO WHEN A DECISION WOULD BE MADE ON THE APPOINTMENT OF OTHER LEGCO MEMBERS, SIR DAVID SAID THAT IT WAS A MATTER REALLY FOR THE GOVERNOR, BUT HE WAS SURE IT WOULD NOT BE LONG.

ASKED ABOUT HIS VIEW ON THE WHITE PAPER RELEASED YESTERDAY ON REFUGEE PROBLEMS, SIR DAVID SAID: +l THINK THIS IS A VERY USEFUL CONTRIBUTION TO THE SOLUTION OF OUR PROBLEM IN THE LONG TERM. AND I HOPE IT WILL ENCOURAGE OTHER COUNTRIES TO MAKE A SIMILAR CONTRIBUTION SO THAT WE CAN SEE THE BACK OF THIS PROBLEM.+

ASKED IF HE THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO ALLOW THOSE REFUGEES OF CHINESE NATIONALITY TO STAY IN HONG KONG, HE SAID: +THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A LONG TIME. THEY ARE ETHNICALLY CHINESE, AND THEREFORE I WOULD SAY THAT OF ALL THE REFUGEES THEY WOULD BE MORE EASILY ASSIMILABLE IN HONG KONG THAN THE OTHERS.*

ON WHETHER A DECISION WOULD BE TAKEN IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO ALLOW THEM TO STAY IN HONG KONG, SIR DAVID SAID, +WE GOT TO SEE HOW THE RESETTLEMENT PROGRAMME GOES GENERALLY BEFORE WE TAKE A DECISION ON THAT.*

ASKED IF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT WOULD TRY TO ENCOURAGE THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO TAKE MORE REFUGEES, SIR DAVID SAID: ♦LET’S HAVE WHAT WE GOT SO FAR; GET THAT PROGRAMME GOING WELL FIRST, I THINK.+

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HK-CHINA PASSENGER TRAFFIC CHALLENGE BEING MET X X X X X

THE GOVERNMENT IS SEEKING TO SATISFY THE INCREASING NEEDS OF PASSENGER TRAFFIC BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA BY BOTH LAND CROSSINGS AND IMPROVED FACILITIES FOR FERRIES, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

BOTH HONG KONG AND MACAU, HE ADDED, HAD DEVELOPED INTO IMPORTANT GATEWAYS FOR PASSENGER TRAFFIC TO CHINA IN RECENT YEARS AND TRAFFIC WAS BOUND TO INCREASE.

♦THE COMPLETION, AT THE END OF 1987, OF THE NEW FERRY TERMINAL FOR CHINA SERVICES IN CANTON ROAD WILL BE ANOTHER WELCOME ADDITION TO THE FACILITIES PROVIDED TO THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC,+ SIR EDWARD SAID.

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SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NEW HONG KONG-MACAU FERRY TERMINAL, THE GOVERNOR SAID IT WAS A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT IN HONG KONG’S COMMUNICATION LINKS WITH MACAU.

THE NUMBER OF FERRY PASSENGERS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MACAU HAD RISEN STEADILY FROM LESS THAN TWO MILLION IN 1964 TO ALMOST NINE MILLION LAST YEAR.

SIR EDWARD SAID THE PROVISION OF FACILITIES TO SUCH A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WAS A CHALLENGING TASK.

+THIS NEW TERMINAL, EQUIPPED AS IT IS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED SYSTEMS OF BERTHING CONTROL, INFORMATION DISPLAYS AND SECURITY SURVEILLANCE, TOGETHER WITH A RANGE OF PASSENGER FACILITIES IN A FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT, MEETS THAT CHALLENGE,* HE SAID.

THE NEW TERMINAL WILL COME INTO OPERATION NEXT MONTH.

SIR EDWARD CONGRATULATED THE DIRECTORS OF SHUN TAK CENTRE LIMITED AND THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE FOR THEIR FORESIGHT IN CONCEIVING THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE HARD WORK OF ALL CONCERNED IN BRINGING THE TERMINAL TO COMPLETION.

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KCRC KEEPING PACE WITH TRANSPORT NEEDS - SIR DAVID * * * *

THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY HAS SURVIVED THE PASSING OF THE YEARS AND, DESPITE COMPETITION IS DEMONSTRATING ITS SUPERIORITY AGAIN AS A CONVENIENT CARRIER OF GOODS AND PEOPLE, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

SPEAKING AT A RECEPTION TO MARK THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RAILWAY, SIR DAVID RECALLED THAT IT WAS BUILT AT A TIME WHEN RAILWAYS WERE MORE IMPORTANT THAN ROADS, BUT COMPETITORS HAD EMERGED.

+THIS YEAR IT WILL CARRY 98 MILLION PASSENGERS AND NEARLY THREE MILLION TONS OF FREIGHT (AND INCIDENTALLY ABOUT TWO MILLION PIGS),* HE SAID.

THE RAILWAY LINKS HONG KONG TO MAINLAND CHINA, AND JOINS WITH THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY TO LINK NEW TOWNS WITH THE OLDER URBAN AREAS.

+IT IS GOOD TO SEE HOW WELL THE NEW CORPORATION IS DOING AFTER SUCH A SHORT TIME, AND THAT IT IS EXPANDING ITS OPERATION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A LIGHT RAILWAY SYSTEM IN THE NORTHWEST OF HONG KONG,* SIR DAVID SAID.

+1 HAVE NO DOUBT THAT AS THE YEARS GO BY, THERE WILL BE OTHER IDEAS TO KEEP PACE WITH THE EXPANSION OF TRAFFIC BETWEEN HONG KONG AND THE REST OF GUANGDONG,* HE ADDED.

SIR DAVID THEN CONGRATULATED ALL THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH THE RAILWAY AND ON THE VERSATILITY THEY HAD SHOWN IN ADAPTING TO CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES OVER 75 YEARS.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1905

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PUBLIC HOUSING PRIORITY TO CONTINUE *****

DESPITE THE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS OF THE PAST FOUR YEARS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS NEVERTHELESS CONTINUED TO GIVE PRIORITY TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN EREMRIDGE, SAID TODAY IN OPENING THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE.

SIR JOHN SAID THAT IN 1984-85 THE BILL FOR BUILDING PUBLIC HOUSING WAS ABOUT |3 BILLION, REPRESENTING ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THE GOVERNMENT’S TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ON PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE YEAR.

♦IT’S EASY AND INDEED TEMPTING TO SAY THAT THE HOUSING PROBLEM IN HONG KONG CAN BE SOLVED BY A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN THE ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME,* HE SAID.

BUT, HE ADDED, THE UNCLOUDED TRUTH WAS THAT THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME HAD TO COMPETE FOR SCARCE FUNDS TOGETHER WITH OTHER WORTHWHILE PROJECTS.

SIR JOHN SAID THERE WERE TWO MAIN REASONS FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO BUILD AND OPERATE COMMERCIAL SHOPPING CENTRES.

+FIRST, SHOPPING CENTRES ARE AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT FOR A BALANCED COMMUNITY AND IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF AN ESTATE. IT BREATHES LIFE TO THE ESTATE, GIVES IT CHARACTER AND VITALITY AND BECOMES A CENTRIFUGAL FORCE TO ESTATE RESIDENTS,* HE SAID.

SECOND, HE SAID, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S SHOPPING CENTRES PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE FINANCING OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

SIR JOHN SAID THE SOCIAL OBJECTIVE OF PUBLIC HOUSING MEANT THAT RENTS FOR DOMESTIC PREMISES IN ESTATES HAD TO BE MAINTAINED AT LOW LEVELS DESPITE INCREASING COSTS.

♦THEY ARE INSUFFICIENT TO MEET RECURRENT COSTS OF HIGH STANDARD MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE. DEFICITS THEREFORE ARISE ON THE DOMESTIC ACCOUNT,* HE SAID.

THESE DEFICITS, HE SAID, WERE OFFSET BY THE SURPLUS FROM THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES AND THE SURPLUS FUNDS WERE ALSO USED TO FINANCE PART OF THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME.

SIR JOHN SAID THE OPENING OF THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE MARKED A MILESTONE IN THE REDEVELOPMENT OF MARK I AND II ESTATES -THE LARGEST REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME IN THE WORLD.

THE SHOPPING CENTRE PROVIDES 382 COMMERCIAL UNITS SERVING NOT ONLY NEARBY RESIDENTS BUT, THROUGH A VERY COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT NETWORK, LOK FU HOPED TO SERVE AS A ONE-STOP SHOPPING, EATING AND RECREATION CENTRE FOR KOWLOON RESIDENTS.

THE CENTRE ALSO HOUSES THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S NEW HOME OWNERSHIP CENTRE WHICH WILL °ROCESS THE SALE OF ALL FLATS BUILT UNDER THE HOME OWNERSHIP AND PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEMES.

WITH THE OPENING OF THE CENTRE, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY NOW MANAGES OVER 18 000 COMMERCIAL UNITS.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1985

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HONG KONG FORCE LEVELS ANNOUNCEMENT ******

HER MAJESTY’S GOVERNMENT HAS ENDORSED THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION NOT TO BUILD KOHIMA BARRACKS, AND TO RELEASE LYEMUN BARRACKS FOR OTHER PURPOSES FROM 1987. HMG HAS ALSO DECIDED TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE GARRISON BY ONE INFANTRY BATTALION AT THE SAME TIME.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT THE DECISION DOES NOT IMPLY ANY LESSENING OF HMG’S COMMITMENT TO HONG KONG, BUT RATHER REFLECTS CONFIDENCE IN THE STABILITY OF THE TERRITORY. +HMG WILL CONTINUE TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEFENCE AND INTERNAL SECURITY OF HONG KONG UP TO 1997, AND WILL MAINTAIN THE APPROPRIATE FORCES NEEDED FOR THIS PURPOSE,* HE SAID.

HE EXPLAINED THAT AS A CONSEQUENCE OF A LARGE INCREASE IN ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN 1979-80 IT WAS DECIDED IN 1980 THAT THE BRITISH GARRISON IN HONG KONG SHOULD BE INCREASED BY ONE BATTALION. IT WAS FURTHER DECIDED THAT THE NEW BATTALION SHOULD BE BRITISH, TO GIVE A MIX OF TWO BRITISH AND THREE GURKHA BATTALIONS.

IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE THIS IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO BARRACKS AVAILABLE TO ACCOMMODATE A BRITISH BATTALION AND ALL ITS FAMILIES. LYEMUN BARRACKS WAS, HOWEVER, CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING A SMALL GURKHA BATTALION WITH FEWER FAMILIES, AND 2ND BATTALION, 7TH GURKHA RIFLES (2/7 GR) WAS THEREFORE RAISED ON A REDUCED ESTABLISHMENT OF SOME 660 MEN TO FILL THE GAP UNTIL KOHIMA BARRACKS COULD BE PREPARED FOR A BRITISH BATTALION IN 1987. IT WAS ALWAYS APPRECIATED THAT THE BATTALION WAS ONLY RAISED AS A TEMPORARY MEASURE, HE SAID. '

HE ADDED THAT THE OPERATIONAL SITUATION IS NOW SUCH THAT A REDUCTION TO PRE-1980 FORCE LEVELS IS JUSTIFIEDi IN PARTICULAR LARGE SCALE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION HAS STOPPED. THERE IS LITTLE LIKELIHOOD OF ANY FUTURE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ON A SIMILAR SCALE BUT IF IT DOES OCCUR CONTINGENCY PLANS DO EXIST TO DEAL WITH SUCH A PROBLEM. THE PLAN TO MOVE A SECOND BRITISH BATTALION TO HONG KONG HAS THEREFORE BEEN CANCELLED AND THE REDUCTION IN GARRISON STRENGTH IS TO BE ACHIEVED BY DISBANDING 2/7 GR IN 1987. REDUCTION WILL BE AFFECTED BY REDISTRIBUTING THE MEN OF 2/7 GR TO OTHER UNITS, VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY, REDUCE RECRUITING, AND NATURAL WASTAGE OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS. THERE WILL BE NO ENFORCED REDUNDANCY AND THE DISBANDMENT SHOULD NOT AFFECT THE MORALE OF THE GURKHAS.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE DISBANDMENT OF 2/7 GR HAS NO IMPLICATIONS WHATSOEVER ON THE LONG TERM VIABILITY OF THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE, MR MICHAEL HESELTINE MP, HAS SAID, +1 INTEND THAT THERE SHALL BE A CONTINUING ROLE FOR THE GURKHAS AFTER 1997 WITHIN THE BRITISH ANMY.+ ALTHOUGH GURKHAS HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE FAR EAST IN RECENT YEARS, THEY ARE EQUALLY SUITABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN OTHER THEATRES, AS THEIR RECORD OVER THE LAST 170 YEARS SHOWS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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♦CONSIDERABLE FINANCIAL SAVINGS WILL RESULT FROM THESE DECISIONS. THE WORK THAT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE ON THE KOHIMA SITE AT A COST OF tlOO MILLION WILL NOT BE WASTED AS IT CAN BE USED FOR OTHER FORMS OF DEVELOPMENT. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE USE OF THE KOHIMA SITE HAVE YET TO BE FINALISED. THE LYEMUN BARRACKS SITE IS TO BE USED FOR A VARIETY OF PURPOSES INCLUDING THE NEXT PHASE OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR, PUBLIC HOUSING AND PUBLIC OPEN SPACE.

♦THE DECISION HAS ONLY BEEN TAKEN AFTER DETAILED STUDY, AND CONSULTATION WITH ALL THOSE CONCERNED. THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN INFORMED. THIS DECISION ALSO HAS NO LONG TERM IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE GARRISON AS A WHOLE, WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE IN HONG KONG AT AN APPROPRIATE STRENGTH UNTIL 1997,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

THE FOLLOWING IS THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TODAY ON THE FORCE REDUCTION!

♦ HONG KONG STABILITY PERMITS FORCE REDUCT ION+

♦CONFIDENCE IN THE CONTINUED STABILITY OF HONG KONG AND AN IMPROVEMENT IN THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SITUATION WILL PERMIT FORCE LEVELS IN THE TERRITORY TO BE REDUCED BY ONE BATTALION IN 1987.

♦WITH THE AGREEMENT OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, THE 2ND BATTALION, 7TH GURKHA RIFLES - FORMED IN 1980 AS A TEMPORARY MEASURE - WILL BE DISBANDED.

♦THIS DECISION MEANS THAT A PLANNED NEW BARRACKS (KOHIMA) WILL NOT NOW BE BUILT AND AN OLD BARRACKS AT LYEMUN WILL NO LONGER BE REQUIRED - WITH CONSEQUENT FINANCIAL SAVINGS.

♦THE 2ND BATTALION, 7TH GURKHA RIFLES WAS NOT ESTABLISHED AT THE SAME FORCE LEVEL AS OTHER GURKHA BATTALIONS AND IT WILL BE POSSIBLE TO DISBAND IT WITHOUT ENFORCED REDUNDANCIES BY NATURAL WASTAGE, DEPLOYMENT TO OTHER UNITS AND SOME VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY.

♦RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEFENCE AND INTERNAL SECURITY OF HONG KONG REMAINS WITH THE BRITISH UNTIL 1997- THERE ARE CURRENTLY ONE BRITISH AND FOUR GURKHA INFANTRY BATTALIONS STATIONED THERE.

♦THE DISBANDMENT OF THIS BATTALION WILL HAVE NO EFFECT ON THE LONG TERM VIABILITY OF THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE, MR MICHAEL HESELTINE MP, SAID TODAY ......

•I INTEND THAT THERE SHALL BE A CONTINUING ROLE FOR THE GURKHAS AFTER 1997 WITHIN THE BRITISH ARMY’. THE FINAL SIZE AND SHAPE OF THE GURKHAS WILL TURN ON OPERATIONAL AND RESOURCE FACTORS FACING THE ENTIRE BRITISH ARMY AT THE TIME, WHICH IS TOO EARLY TO FORESEE AT THIS STAGE.+

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+PLEA-BY-POST+ STARTS ON TUESDAY

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LAW-BREAKERS WHO COMMIT MINOR OFFENCES WILL HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITY TO ENTER PLEAS BY MAIL AND STAY CLEAR OF THE COURTS, AS FROM NEXT TUESDAY (OCTOBER 1).

UNDER A NEW SYSTEM, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN A SIX-MONTH TRIAL IN THE CENTRAL AND CHEUNG SHA WAN POLICE DIVISIONS, OFFENCES ATTRACTING PENALTIES OF LESS THAN $10,000 AND SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT MAY BE DEALT WITH BY POST, AT THE DISCRETION OF DIVISIONAL COMMANDERS.

THIS IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN CONSIDERABLE SAVINGS IN PAPERWORK, TIME, AND PUBLIC INCONVENIENCE.

UNDER THE NEW SCHEME, A POLICE OFFICER MIGHT STOP A PERSON WHOM HE BELIEVES HAS COMMITTED A MINOR OFFENCE WITHIN THE AMBIT OF THE MAGISTRATES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, ENACTED IN MAY LAST YEAR.

THE PERSON WOULD THEN BE TOLD THE NATURE OF THE CHARGE AND INFORMED THAT HE WILL BE REPORTED. NEXT, HE WILL RECEIVE A LETTER FROM THE COURT INFORMING HIM THAT AN ALLEGATION HAS BEEN MADE AGAINST HIM, AND OFFERING SEVERAL OPTIONS. HE MAY:

+ PLEAD GUILTY BY POST

+ PLEAD GUILTY, BUT REQUEST A COURT HEARING OF HIS DEFENCE

+ PLEAD NOT GUILTY

+ IGNORE THE LETTER

IF HE DOES NOT RESPOND TO THE LETTER, OR ADMITS THE OFFENCE BY LETTER, THE CASE WILL BE HEARD IN ABSENTIA BY A LAY MAGISTRATE SITTING IN CHAMBERS WHO WILL AWARD A PENALTY.

NOTICE OF THE PENALTY WILL BE SENT BY POST TO THE OFFENDER, GIVING HIM 21 DAYS TO PAY. IF HE FAILS TO PAY BY THE DUE DATE, A FURTHER NOTICE WILL BE SERVED PERSONALLY ON THE OFFENDER GIVING HIM A FURTHER 14 DAYS TO MAKE PAYMENT. AFTER THAT A WARRANT OF ARREST MAY BE ISSUED.

OUTLINING THE NEW SYSTEM TODAY (FRIDAY), THE POLICE STAFF OFFICER (GENERAL), MR MARTIN SAMSON, STRESSED THAT THE REVAMPED PROCEDURES WERE BASICALLY DESIGNED AS AN IMPROVEMENT ON THE OVERLOADED SUMMONS-TO-COURT SYSTEM, WHERE MINOR OFFENCES ARE CONCERNED.

"NO-ONE WILL BE UNFAIRLY PUNISHED WITHOUT A HEARING," HE SAID.

"AT EVERY STAGE OF THIS SYSTEM THERE ARE RIGHTS OF REVIEW. FOR EXAMPLE, IF A PERSON DOESN’T RECEIVE ANY OF THE LETTERS, HE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO A REVIEW FOR AN UNLIMITED PERIOD.

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"IF IT WORKS, AS WE HOPE IT WILL, THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WILL JUST PAY THEIR FINES AND NOT HAVE TO GO TO COURT.”

OFFENCES CLASSIFIED AS CRIMES AND WHICH REQUIRE DEFENDANTS TO BE FINGERPRINTED, AS WELL AS CASES INVOLVING HIGHER PENALTIES FOR SECOND AND SUBSEQUENT OFFENCES, WILL FALL OUTSIDE THE NEW LEGISLATION.

THE TYPES OF CASES INCLUDED IN THE TRIAL WILL COVER SOME TRAFFIC OFFENCES, VIOLATIONS OF LICENSING LAWS, CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND OBSTRUCTION BY HAWKERS.

” IT IS HOPED THAT, EVENTUALLY, THE BULK OF MINOR CASES WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THIS WAY,” SAID MR SAMSON.

DURING THE TRIAL PERIOD, THE CENTRAL DIVISION (INCLUDING THE PEAK) WILL SEND ITS NEW, STREAMLINED, PAPERWORK TO THE WESTERN MAGISTRACY, WHILE CHEUNG SHA WAN CASES WILL BE HANDLED BY THE NORTH KOWLOON MAGISTRACY.

GOING ON LAST YEAR’S FIGURES, CENTRAL DIVISION HAD AROUND 300 TRAFFIC AND NON-TRAFFIC CASES PER MONTH, WHICH COULD HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE SIMPLER FORM OF TREATMENT, AND CHEUNG SHA WAN HAD AROUND 750 PER MONTH.

IF THE SIX-MONTH TRIAL PERIOD PROVES A SUCCESS, THE NEW PROCEDURES WILL BE INTRODUCED THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

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MOONCAKES, LANTERNS FOR FESTIVAL

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MOONCAKES, LANTERNS AND CARNIVALS MAKE UP THE INGREDIENTS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S CELEBRATION OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

TRADITIONAL LANTERN CARNIVALS FEATURING A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMMES, WILL BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICTS FOR RESIDENTS DURING THE THREE DAYS OF CELEBRATIONS.

WHILE MOST OF THE ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) EVENING, SOME EVENTS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY TO CARRY ON THE FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE.

AT THE KWUN TONG CARNIVAL, ARTISTS FROM THE FRINGE CLUB WILL ENTERTAIN THE PUBLIC WITH MIME, CLOWN AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES, WHILE CANTONESE OPERA STARS, LEE PO-YING, LAW KAR-YING AND NG CHIN-FUNG WILL PERFORM IN WAN CHAI AT THE SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND.

/TRADITIONAL HAKKA

FRIDAY, SEPTJXBER 27, 1985

TRADITIONAL HAKKA FOLK SONGS WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SAI KUNG FESTIVAL, AND A CANTONESE OPERA, SPECIALLY ORGANISED FOR THE ELDERLY IN NORTH DISTRICT, WILL BE HELD IN SHEUNG SHU I.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVALS ORGANISED IN VAR IOUS D ISTR ICTS.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE DATES, TIMES AND VENUES OF THE PROGRAMMES ORGANISED FOR THE WEEKENDi

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DISTR ICT DATE/TIME

CENTRAL AND SEPTEMBER 28 (7.30 PM)

WESTERN

SEPTEMBER 30 (6.45 PM)

WAN CHAI SEPTEMBER 28 (7.30 PM)

SOUTHERN SEPTEMBER 28 (7 PM)

SEPTEMBER 28 (3 PM)

SEPTEMBER 28 (5 PM)

EASTERN

SEPTEMBER 29 (7.30 PM)

SEPTEMBER 28 (6.30 PM)

KING GEORGE V MEMORIAL PARK, EASTERN STREET, SAI YING PUN.

FORBES STREET PLAYGROUND, KENNEDY TOWN.

SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND, HENNESSY ROAD.

SHEK 0 BEACH OPEN SPACE.

AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL.

OPEN SPACE NEAR THE TANG SHIU KIN PRIMARY SCHOOL, WONG CHUK HANG.

ABERDEEN CENTRE SQUARE.

’DRAGON DANCE’ FROM PAN HOI STREET TO FACTORY STREET. .

WONG TAI SIN SEPTEMBER 28 (8 PM)

SEPTEMBER 29 (2 PM)

SEPTEMBER 29 (7 PM)

MORSE PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE.

OPEN DECK OF THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE.

PODIUM OF PHASE II MARKET, CHOI WAN ESTATE.

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SEPTEMBER 28 (7.30 PM) TSUI PING ROAD PLA

SEPTEMBER 28 (7.30 PM) PLAYGROUND NO. 8, LOWER NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE.

SEPTEMBER 30 (8 PM) PLAYGROUND NO. 6, LAM IN (II) ESTATE.

SEPTEMBER 30 (8 PM) PLAYGROUND NO. 1, JORDAN VALLEY ESTATE.

SEPTEMBER 28 (7.30 PM) MAPLE STREET PLAYGROUND.

SEPTEMBER 28 (8 PM) OPEN SPACE OF MOUNT STERLING MALL, STAGE FIVE, MEI FOO SUN CHUEN.

SEPTEMBER 28 (7.30 PM) MA TAU WAI ROAD PLAYGROUND.

SEPTEMBER (8 PM) 28- ■30 HAMILTON STREET TENNIS COURT.

SEPTEMBER 28 (7.30 PM) MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND, SAI YEE STREET.

SEPTEMBER 30 (7.30 PM) TAI PO PLAYGROUND.

SEPTEMBER 30 (2.30 PM) NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL, SHEUNG SHUI.

SEPTEMBER 28 (7.15 PM) KWAI CHUNG SPORTSGROUND, 93 HING SHING ROAD, 'J CHUNG.

SEPTEMBER 28 (7.15 PM) OPEN SPACE BEHIND . HING NEIGHBOURHOOD P<M ICE UNIT.

SEPTEMBER 28 (8 PM) OPEN SPACE IN ESTATE «OAD.

SEPTEMBER 28 (8.30 PM) BUTTERFLY ESTATE PARK.

SEPTEMBER 30 (7.30 PM) PLAYGROUND AT WU KING ESTATE

SEPTEMBER 30 (8.30 PM) 01 LOK HOUSE SHOW STAGE.

SEPTEMBER 28 (7.30 PM) SAI KUNG MAN YEE REHOUSING ESTATE PLAYGROUND.

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CONTRACT LEVY RULES PUBLISHED

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THE COMMODITIES TRADING (CONTRACT LEVY) RULES 1985, PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY, WILL TAKE EFFECT ON NOVEMBER 1.

THESE RULES WERE MADE BY THE COMMODITIES TRADING COMMISSION AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE HONG KONG FUTURES EXCHANGE LIMITED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMODITIES TRADING COMMISSION EXPLAINED THAT UNDER THESE RULES, THE FUTURES EXCHANGE SHALL PAY TO THE COMMISSION A LEVY AT THE PRESCRIBED RATE ON EVERY LEVIABLE TRANSACTION.

THE LEVY WILL FORM PART OF THE COMPENSATION FUND WHICH AIMS TO PROVIDE PROTECTION TO CLIENTS WHO SUFFER POSSIBLE PECUNIARY LOSSES THROUGH DEFAULTS OF SHAREHOLDERS COMMITTED IN THE COURSE OF TRADING IN COMMODITY FUTURES CONTRACTS ON THE HONG KONG FUTURES EXCHANGE.

THE CONTRACT LEVY HAS BEEN SET AT HKSO.5O FOR EACH BUY OR SELL CONTRACT TRADED ON THE FUTURES EXCHANGE AND REGISTERED WITH A CLEARING HOUSE.

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NEW FACILITIES FOR EX-MENTAL PATIENTS

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THE GOVERNMENT IS TO SET UP COMMUNITY THERAPEUTIC CENTRES TO HELP THE SMALL GROUP OF EX-MENTAL PATIENTS DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITALS WHO HAVE RECORDS OF CRIMINAL VIOLENCE OR ASSESSED DISPOSITION TO VIOLENCE, TO RELEARN THEIR LIVING SKILLS, MRS ANSON CHAN, DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE SAID THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING.

+OBVIOUSLY THE DISCHARGE PROCEDURE WILL HAVE TO BE VERY STRICT TO ENSURE THAT ON RELEASE, THE PERSON POSES NO THREAT TO THE PUBLIC,* SHE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION, MRS CHAN STRESSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT INTEND TO LOCATE SUCH FACILITIES IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, AND THAT THEY WOULD PROBABLY BE PURPOSE-BUILT.

THE DESIGN AND LAYOUT OF THESE CENTRES AND THE PLANNING OF THE NECESSARY TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES WOULD TAKE TIME, AND THUS THIS NEW FACILITY WAS UNLIKELY TO MATERIALISE FOR ANOTHER YEAR OR TWO, SHE SAID.

RESIDENTS OF THESE CENTRES WOULD HAVE TO ATTEND REGULARLY AN OUT-PATIENT PSYCHIATRIC CLINIC AND BE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A SOCIAL WORKER.

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THE CENTRES WOULD BE STAFFED TO ENSURE THAT ALL RESIT' RECEIVED INTENSIVE CARE AND TOOK PART IN THERAPEUTIC PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL REINTEGRATION INTO SOCIETY.

♦THE TEAM SHOULD INCLUDE SOCIAL WORKERS WITH POST-GRADUA TRAINING IN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORK, WELFARE WORKERS, PSYCH IA NURSES AND THE NECESSARY SUPPORTING STAFF.

♦THE CENTRE WILL MAINTAIN A CLOSE LINK WITH THE MEDICAL HEALTH SERVICE TO ENSURE THAT PROMPT PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT IS PROVIDED WHEN REQUIRED,* SHE SAID.

COMMENTING ON THE CARE PROVIDED FOR THE MENTALLY ILL, MRS CHAN SAID THE PRESENT TREND WAS MOVING AWAY FROM HOSPITAL OR INSTITUTIONAL CARE TO A COMMUNITY CARE APPROACH.

THIS TREND OWED MUCH TO THE REALISATION THAT PROLONGED HOSPITALISATION CAUSED THE PATIENT TO LOSE TOUCH WITH SOCIETY AND HIS FAMILY AND TO BECOME WITHDRAWN, APATHETIC AND RESIGNED.

MRS CHAN SAID SHE SAW THIS COMMUNITY-CENTRED APPROACH IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MENTALLY ILL AS A MAJOR AREA FOR SOCIAL WORK EXPANSION IN THE COMING YEARS.

♦TO THE SOCIAL WORKERS, THE MAIN VALUE OF COMMUNITY CARE LIES PERHAPS IN THE FACT THAT THIS APPROACH ALLOWS A TREAT? PLAN THAT IS GEARED TO THE INDIVIDUAL’S NEEDS, A PLAN IN Wk THE CLIENT CAN PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY AND WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL ENABLE HIM TO TAKE CHARGE OF HIS OWN LIFE AND TO STAY UNITE' WITH HIS FAMILY,♦ SHE SAID.

HOWEVER, SHE CAUTIONED AGAINST TOO SUDDEN A MOVE FROM G*T TO THE OTHER SINCE SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY CARE INVOLVED CAREF’ CO-ORDINATION OF SERVICES, DEVELOPMENT OF SUITABLE AND ADEQ’ COMMUNITY PROGRAMMES AND RESOURCES, AND ACCEPTING ATTITUDES THE r«HT OF SERVICE PROVIDERS AND THE PUBLIC.

IF THESE WERE NOT RESOLVED, THERE WAS A RISK OF A MENT ILL PERSON BECOMING A SO-CALLED +REVOLVING-DOOR+ CLIENT WHC HOSPITAL, ONLY TO RETURN TO THAT VERY SETTING WITHIN A SHOBT PERIOD OF TIME.

A MENTALLY ILL PERSON WHOSE CONDITION HAD STABILISED AND WAS PREPARING TO LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY HAD MANY NEEDS, INCLUDINC-FINANCES, HOUSING, MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT, SOCIAL AND LIVING SKILLS AND JOBS.

SPEAKING OF THE HOUSING NEEDS OF THIS GROUP, MRS CHAN SAID THE IDEAL SITUATION WAS TO ENCOURAGE FAMILY MEMBERS TO ACCEPT AM EX-MENTAL PATIENT BACK INTO THE HOME.

BUT FOR THOSE WHOSE FAMILIES WERE UNWILLING OR UNPREPARED TO TAKE THEM BACK, SOME FORM OF SHELTERED HOUSING WAS ESSENTI-TO ALLOW THE EX-MENTALLY ILL TO READJUST TO SOCIETY AND TO 5 THE SOCIAL WORKERS TIME TO WORK WITH THE FAMILY.

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MRS CHAN SAID THAT HALF-WAY HOUSES AND HOSTELS FOR THE EX-MENTALLY ILL HAD EXISTED AND WORKED WELL IN HONG KONG FOR OVER 20 YEARS.

WITH RECENT IMPROVEMENTS IN STAFFING STANDARDS AND FACILITIES, IT WAS HOPED TO PREPARE RESIDENTS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING WITHIN A SHORTER PERIOD OF TIME THAN HAD BEEN POSSIBLE BEFORE, THUS ENSURING THAT THEIR EVENTUAL REUNION WITH THEIR FAMILIES WOULD HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SUCCESS.

♦THIS LATTER POINT BEARS STRESSING, FOR IT IS NOT OFTEN APPRECIATED BY THE PUBLIC THAT IF AN EX-MENTALLY ILL PERSON IS FORCED BACK INTO HIS FAMILY BEFORE EITHER PARTY IS READY, WE RUN THE REAL RISK OF A RELAPSE OCCURRING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS TOTALLY UNABLE TO COPE,+ MRS CHAN SAID.

SHE EMPHASISED THAT WITHOUT PUBLIC SUPPORT, PARTICULARLY IN THE VERY NECESSARY FIELD OF SOCIAL INTERACTION AND EMPLOYMENT, NO FORM OF COMMUNITY CARE COULD REALLY SUCCEED.

THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE ITS EFFORTS TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC TO ACHIEVE A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN ATTITUDE, MRS CHAN SAID.

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EGYPT JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK * * * *

SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED TO EGYPT FROM TUESDAY (OCTOBER 1), BRINGING TO 36 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.

SPEEDPOST ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSMISSION TO CAIRO, ALEXANDRIA AND PORT SAID IN EGYPT, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

ITEMS POSTED IN HONG KONG ON MONDAY AND SATURDAY WILL BE DELIVERED IN CAIRO ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY, WHILE THOSE POSTED BETWEEN TUESDAY AND FRIDAY WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE SECOND WORKING DAY.

BOTH +CONTRACT+ AND +0N DEMAND+ SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT PER ITEM IS 15 KG AND THE POSTAGE RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS!

* ITEMS WEIGHING UNDER 25OG $70-

* ITEMS WEIGHING BETWEEN 250G AND 500G $80- AND

* EACH SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONAL 500G $20

SPEEDPOST IS A FAST AND RELIABLE MEANS FOR FORWARDING BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE OVERSEAS AND FREE PICK-UP SERVICE IS AVAILABLE.

CUSTOMERS REQUIRING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICE SHOULD CALL THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108.

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CANTON ROAD PRIME SITE FOR AUCTION * * * *

THE PRIME SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF CANTON ROAD AND PEKING ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, IS TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY THE LANDS DEPARTMENT AT AN AUCTION IN THE JADE BALLROOM OF FURAMA HOTEL ON OCTOBER 24 (THURSDAY) AT 2.30 PM.

+THE SITE, KNOWN AS KOWLOON INLAND LOT NO. 10722, IS THE LAST OF THE FOUR URBAN SITES THE PREMIA FOR WHICH MAY BE PAID IN THE FORM OF MONETISED LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS B),+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE 6 449-SQUARE-METRE SITE IS FOR COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT WHICH MAY INCLUDE A HOTEL. THE DEVELOPER, ACCORDING TO THE SALES CONDITIONS, HAS TO COMPLETE NOT LESS THAN 36 500 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON IT BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1989.

+KEEN INTEREST IN THE SALE IS EXPECTED AS IT REPRESENTS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A LARGE VACANT SITE IN THE COMMERCIAL AREA OF TSIM SHA TSUI,+ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

PARTICULARS AND SALES CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND A RELATED PLAN INESPECTED AT, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIV IS ICT MURRAY BUILDING, 5TH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG} THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG AND THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

SALES CONDITIONS MAY ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF TAI PO, SHA TIN, TUEN MUN, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, NORTH, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

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RECLAMATION OF FORESHORE PLANNED * * * *

GOVERNMENT PLANS TO MAKE AVAILABLE 50.5 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED AT DEEP BAY, EAST OF TSANG TSUI, TUEN MUN, FOR RECLAMATION.

THE LAND WILL BE FORMED WITH WASTE MATERIAL, KNOWN AS PULVERISED FUEL ASH, FROM THE POWER STATION AT TAP SHEK KOK.

DISPOSAL OF THE ASH WILL BE WITHIN THE SEA WALLS, ON WHICH WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN JANUARY NEXT YEAR AND BE COMPLETED WITHIN TWO YEARS.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA AFFECTED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S (FRIDAY) GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

/THE NOTICE

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THE NOTICE TOGETHER WITH ITS RELATED PLANS CAN BE SEEN ATs

M THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SURVEY DIVISION, 5TH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG j

* THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TUEN MUN, NEW TERRITORIES, AND ON NOTICE BOARDS POSTED NEAR THE SITE.

ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL OR CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION MUST BE SENT TO THE DIRECTOR OF LANDS IN WRITING BEFORE NOVEMBER 26.

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OXFORD CHOIR TO SING IN HONG KONG X M * * M

THE SCHOLA CANTORUM OF OXFORD, THE CHAMBER CHOIR OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY, IS TO GIVE TWO CHORAL CONCERTS DURING ITS FIRST VISIT TO HONG KONG EARLY NEXT MONTH.

THE PERFORMANCES, PRESENTED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM ON OCTOBER 3 AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AND AT 7.30 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY AT THE LUT SAU HALL IN YUEN LONG.

FOUNDED IN THE 196O’S, THE CHOIR HAS TOURED EXTENSIVELY BOTH IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ABROAD. IT HAS VISITED MOST OF THE WEST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AS WELL AS HUNGARY, ISRAEL, SWEDEN AND SWITZERLAND. NEXT YEAR, IT WILL TOUR ITALY AND MAKE ITS THIRD VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES.

THE REPERTOIRE OF THE CHOIR HAS REMAINED CATHOLIC. AS WELL AS PERFORMING MUCH EARLY MUSIC, THE SCHOLA CANTORUM HAS GIVEN PREMIERES OF WORKS BY YOUNG MODERN BRITISH COMPOSERS. MAJOR TWENTIETH CENTURY COMPOSERS WHO HAVE DIRECTED THE CHOIR IN PERFORMANCES OF THEIR OWN WORK INCLUDE SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT, IGOR STRAVINSKY AND BENJAMIN BRITTEN.

TICKETS AT $10, $15 AND $20 ARE ON SALE AT THE BOX OFFICES OF THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL AND LUT SAU HALL.

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SUNSHINE PROVIDES CHEAP SUPPLY OF HOT WATER

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THE URBAN COUNCIL’S CONTINUING EFFORTS TO SUPPLY CHEAP HOT WATER THROUGH THE USE OF SOLAR ENERGY ARE DETAILED IN ..... INC IL’S RECENTLY PUBLISHED ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1984-85, ♦INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG+.

♦THE COUNCIL CONTINUED TO DEVELOP SOLAR ENERGY INSTALLATIONS WHEREVER POSSIBLE,+ STATES THE SECTION ON URBCO’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME. +IN ADDITION TO THE STANLEY-BATHHOUSE, WHICH HAS A SOLAR ENERGY HOT WATER SYSTEM, A SECOND SIMILAR INSTALLATION AT THE TAI NAN STREET PUBLIC TOILET AND BATHHOUSE IN SHAM SHUI PO WAS COMPLETED IN 1984.

♦ALSO, ENERGY SAVING MEASURES AT THE KENNEDY TOWN ABATTOIR ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM THE 8r, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.+

♦INCOMPARABLE HONG KONG+, PRICED AT $15, IS ON SALE AT LEADING BOOKSTORES AND CAN ALSO BE BOUGHT AT THE URBAN COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN ICE HOUSE STREET AND AT THE COUNCIL BOOKSHOPS IN THE FOYER OF THE CITY HALL LOW BLOCK AND ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY.

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DISTRICT BOARD CALLS ON KA I FONG ASSOCIATION

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THE CONTRIBUTION OF LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WAS ESSENTIAL IA PROMOTING COMMUNITY WELFARE, MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN MR CHUN-FAI SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) DURING A VISIT TO THE DISTRICT’S KAIFONG ASSOCIATION.

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WERE VISITING THE ASSOCIATION TO EXCHANGE VIEWS AND TO LEARN ABOUT THE WORK OF CHAN HING SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, WHICH IS RUN BY THE ASSOCIATION.

MR CHOW COMMENDED THE ASSOCIATION FOR PROVIDING SERVICE* FOR MORE THAN 1 OOO MEMBERS WHO ARE OVER 60 YEARS OLD. THE SERVICES INCLUDE MEDICAL CARE, RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, ENTERTAINMENT AND CLASSES ON CHINESE CHARACTERS, SKILLS AND HANDICRAFTS.

MEMBERS WERE THEN BRIEFED ON THE YOUTH SERVICES ONCANlStD IN THE CENTRE, INCLUDING STUDENT COUNSELLING, INTEREST GROUPS ACTIVITIES AND TRAINING COURSES IN PUTONGHUA, SHADOW BOXING, DANCING, DRAWING, KNITTING AND DRESSMAKING.

BOARD MEMBERS ALSO EXPRESSED THEIR THANKS TO THE KAIFONG ASSOCIATION FOR ORGANISING COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES IN SUPPORT OF CAMPAIGNS AND PROJECTS INITIATED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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NEW SECRETARY GENERAL FOR UMELCO * * * *

THE UMELCO OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT MR GORDON SIU KWING-CHUE IS TO BECOME THE NEW SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UMELCO OFFICE.

HE WILL SUCCEED MR MAURICE SARGANT AND WILL TAKE UP THE APPOINTMENT ON OCTOBER 1.

MR SIU, AGED 40, IS A STAFF GRADE ’B’ OFFICER AND WILL BE ON SECONDMENT FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE.

HE JOINED THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN 1966 AND HAS SERVED IN A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE FINANCE AND SOCIAL SERVICES BRANCHES OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT. HE HEADED THE MUSIC OFFICE FROM 1977 TO 1980 AND HIS LAST APPOINTMENT WAS DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE (STAFF MANAGEMENT).

MR SARGANT, WHO WAS AWARDED THE ISO EARLIER THIS YEAR, WILL RETIRE NEXT YEAR AFTER COMPLETING 36 YEARS’ PUBLIC SERVICE IN HONG KONG.

HE HAS BEEN IN CHARGE OF THE UMELCO OFFICE SINCE 1978. FOR THE PERIOD LEADING UP TO HIS RETIREMENT, MR SARGANT WILL CONTINUE TO BE SECONDED TO UMELCO ON SPECIAL DUTIES WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON SUPPORT SERVICES TO THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

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COVERED FOOTBRIDGE PROPOSED FOR WAN CHAI K K * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO CONSTRUCT A COVERED FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS THE TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AT SEAFRONT ROAD, WAN CHAI.

THE 50-METRE FOOTBRIDGE WILL LINK THE PODIUM OF HARBOUR CENTRE TO A FOOTBRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION ACROSS SEAFRONT ROAD.

A STAIRCASE FROM THE FOOTBRIDGE TO THE TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A RELATED PLAN IS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY; DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, HONG KONG NORTH, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, HARBOUR ROAD- AND WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, HONG KONG.

ANY PERSON WHO WISHES TO OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED WORK OR THE USE OR BOTH, SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY NOVEMBER 26.

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FITNESS TRAINING FOR YOUTHS *****

THE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES SECTION OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH WILL ORGANISE A RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS TRAINING COURSE AND AN AEROBICS INSTRUCTORS TRAINING COURSE NEXT MONTH TO PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF FITNESS.

GIRLS AGED 16 OR ABOVE ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE ELEMENTARY RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS TRAINING COURSE WHICH WILL BE FREE.

THE COURSE, CO-ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG AMATEUR GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION, WILL BE HELD AT WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD INDOOR GAMES HALL ON WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS, FROM OCTOBER 16 TO NOVEMBER 22.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SUCH AS COLOURED BALLS AND RATTAN RINGS WILL BE PROVIDED.

INTERESTED PERSONS SHOULD APPLY ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 2. ENROLMENT IS LIMITED TO 30 PERSONS.

PEOPLE AGED 18 OR ABOVE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN AEROBIC ISE ARE WELCOME TO JOIN AN INSTRUCTORS’ TRAINING COURSE AT THE TO KWA WAN SPORTS CENTRE ON TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM OCTOBER 8 UNTIL DECEMBER 10.

AN AUDITION WILL BE HELD AT THE CENTRE ON OCTOBER 4 TO SELECT ENTRANTS.

ENROLMENT IS LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS. COURSE FEE IS $30.

FORMS AND DETAILS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE BRANCH AT 14/F., RUTTONJEE HOUSE, 11 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT 5-214416.

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NEW AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS PRODUCED * * * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE BREAKTHROUGH AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE RECENTLY PRODUCED A SET OF AUDIO-VISUAL MATERIALS FOR USE IN THE PROMOTION OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION.

THE MATERIALS, COMPRISING TWO SLIDE AND ONE VIDEO PROGRAMMES, ARE DESIGNED TO HELP SOCIAL WORKERS AND TEACHERS IN THEIR COUNSELLING WORK WITH FAMILIES.

SOME 200 SOCIAL WORKERS, TEACHERS AND RELATED PROFESSIONALS ENGAGED IN YOUTH EDUCATION WERE TODAY SHOWN THESE MATERIALS AT THE HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM LECTURE HALL.

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TWO PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD SHARED WITH THE AUDIENCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF YOUTH EDUCATION.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (OPERATIONS), MRS EVELYN DOE, ALSO ATTENDED THE SHOW AND PRESENTED SOUVENIRS TO MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP WHO PRODUCED THE MATERIALS.

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CALLING ALL WOMEN NETBALLERS * * *

CALLING HONG KONG’S WOMEN NETBALLERSt YOU ARE REMINDED THAT ENTRIES FOR THE HONG KONG NETBALL LEAGUE 1985/86, JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG NETBALL ASSOCIATION, CLOSE TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 28).

ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AND THE HONG KONG NETBALL ASSOCIATION.

PRELIMINARIES WILL BE PLAYED AT THE TAI WAN SHAN AND ABERDEEN SPORTS GROUNDS EVERY MONDAY EVENING FROM OCTOBER 7 TO MARCH 17, 1986.

THE FINALS WILL BE HELD AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON MARCH 24 NEXT YEAR.

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WATER CARNIVAL MX*

THE YAU MA TEI WATER CARNIVAL ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE LI CHENG UK SWIMMING POOL.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH, AND URBAN COUNCILLOR, DR DENNY HUANG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WATER CARNIVAL AT THE KWONG LEE ROAD, LI CHENG UK SWIMMING POOL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 1.30 PM.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN - SUPPLEMENT

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

• - LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL -Sbi£110N

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1985

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HK TAKES SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD - TSAO ....................     1

CHANGES IN LEGCO A ’HEALTHY SIQi’ ............................... 2

’VOTER TURN-OUT1 TO PICK UP MOMENTUM’ ........................... 4

ELECTORAL COLLEGE TURN-OUT- ’OVERWHELMING1 •iBHr.nu............ 5

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HIGH LEGAL -TURN-OUT-EXPECTED - PIERS-JACOBS..................... 7

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SIR S.Y. GASTS-HIS-VOTE.......................................... 8

STATPWTT-BY MISS-DUNN-........................................ 9

ELECTIONS- ENTHUSIASTICALLY - UNDERTAKEN —- TSaO ■ . -........... 9

HIGH TURN-OUT■ IN ELECTORAL• COLLEGE- CONSTITUENCIES ..........  10

7 ELECTED-IN-DISTRICT-BOAAD-CONSTITUENCIES-SO-EAR............... 10

SHAM S3UT-P0DB MEMBER-ELECTED-TO LEGCO.........................  11

HK ISLAND-(WEST) -CANDIDATE ELECTED-TO LEGCO -.................. 12

WONG TAI SIN DB MEMBER ELECTED TO LEGCO......................... 12

SOUTH KOWLOON CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ....................... 13

KWUN TONG DB MEMBER ELECTED TO LEGCO .........................  13

KOWLOON CITY DB MEMBER ELECTED TO LEGCO..................      14

N.T. (SOUTH) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ...................... 14

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Nil. (EAST) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO * ........ >... ......... 15

N.T* (WE3P) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO  ...................... 15

URBAN COUNCIL CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO .....................   16

BK ISLAND (EAST) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO .................... 17

SOCIAL SERVICES CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ..................... 17

COMMERCIAL I CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ........................ 18

INDUSTRIAL II CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO r;..................... 19

LEGAL'CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ............................... 19

MEDICAL CANDIDATE ELECTED TO' LEGCO............................. 20

ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL,' SURVEYING AND PLANNING CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ............................................... 20

TEACHING CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ............................ 21

ELECTION - TURN-OUT 1 .........................................  22

ELECTION - TURN-OUT 2 ......................................    23

ELECTION - TURN-OUT 3 ....................................... 24

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HK TAKES SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD - TSAO * * * *

HONG KONG’S FIRST-EVER ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CAME TO A CLIMATIC END AT 4.15 AM TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FINAL RESULT - THE TEACHING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY WHICH VOTED IN MR SZETO WAH.

FROM EARLY YESTERDAY EVENING, THE NAMES OF THE SIX OTHER SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE COUNTING CENTRE SET UP IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, WAN CHAI.

THEY ARE MR MARTIN LEE OF THE LEGAL CONSTITUENCY, MR THOMAS CLYDESDALE OF COMMERCIAL I, MR NGA I SHIU-KIT OF INDUSTRIAL II, MR HUI YIN-FAT REPRESENTING THE SOCIAL SERVICES CAMP, DR CHIU HIN-KWONG OF THE MEDICAL CONSTITUENCY AND MR CHENG HON-KWAN BEING THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING CANDIDATE.

THEY WILL BE JOINING 11 OTHERS WHO CAME THROUGH EARLIER IN THE DAY

FROM THE ELECTORAL COLLEGES YESTERDAY.

THESE ARE:

MR ANDREW WONG WANG-FAT

DR RICHARD LAI

MR TAI CHIN-WAH

MR LEE YU-TAI

MR LIU LIT-FOR

DR DANIEL TSE CHI-WAI

MR POON CHI-FA I *

MR CHUNG PUI-LAM

MR JACKIE CHAN CHAI-KEUNG

DR CONRAD LAM KUl-SHING

MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN

NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST) KOWLOON CITY KWUN TONG SHAM SHU I PO SOUTH KOWLOON WONG TAI SIN URBAN COUNCIL

SIX MEMBERS HAD EARLIER BEEN

RETURNED UNCONTESTED. THEY

ARE MR LAU WONG-FAT OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CONSTITUENCY MR HO SAI-CHU OF COMMERCIAL II, MR STEPHEN CHEONG KAM-CHUEN OF ’ INDUSTRI AL I, MR DAVID LI KWOK-PO R^PRESENTING THE FINANCIAL CONSTITUENCY, MR PANG CHUN-HOI AND MR TAM YIU-CHUNG,

BOTH FROM THE LABOUR CONSTITUENCY.

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WHEN POLLING CLOSED AT 9 PM LAST NIGHT, 24 803 VOTES WERE CAST IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES. THIS REPRESENTED 57.6 PER CENT OF THE 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

AT THE WRAP-UP BRIEFING TO THE MEDIA THIS MORNING, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, SAID THAT THE HISTORICAL ELECTIONS WERE SMOOTHLY CARRIED OUT.

+THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP IN THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

HE ADDED THAT A LOT OF VIEWS HAD BEEN EXPRESSED ON THE ELECTION MECHANISM, ALL OF WHICH WOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE FULL REVIEW IN 1987.

HE SAID THE OVERALL RESULTS WERE SATISFACTORY.

THE NEWLY-ELECTED MEMBERS WILL BE JOINING 22 NOMINATED MEMBERS AND TEN OFFICIALS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHICH WILL SIT IN NEW SURROUNDINGS AT THE CONVERTED SUPREME COURT ON OCTOBER 30.

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CHANGES IN LEGCO A ’HEALTHY SIGN’

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID LAST (THURSDAY) NIGHT THAT THERE WOULD BE SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHEN IT NEXT MET ON OCTOBER 30, AND HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

HE POINTED OUT THAT WITH MORE MEMBERS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, IT WAS BOUND TO AFFECT THE SPEED WITH WHICH IT COULD TRANSACT BUSINESS.

+THERE WILL BE MORE TIME SPENT IN COMMITTEES, THERE WILL EE MORE DISCUSSIONS, MORE DEBATES, SO THAT IS A GOOD AND HEALTHY SIGN*, HE ADDED.

SPEAKING TO THE MEDIA AT THE PRESS CENTRE IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AFTER VISITING THE COUNTING CENTRE IN THE SAME BUILDING,, HE SAID THAT THERE HAD BEEN TREMENDOUS INTEREST BY THE PEOPLE IN YESTERDAY’S ELECTIONS AND THAT THE OVERALL RESULTS

WERE +EXTREMELY GRATIFYING*.

DESBRIBING THE CANDIDATES WHO TOOK PART IN THE ELECTIONS, SIR DAVID SAID THAT THE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE WERE FAIRLY YOUNG AND CAME FROM A WIDE VARIETY

OF PROFESSIONS.

/♦YOU HAVE ......

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+YOU HAVE INDUSTRIALISTS, YOU HAVE DOCTORS, YOU HAVE ACADEMICS, BUT ALL OF THEM, BECAUSE OF THEIR WIDE INVOLVEMENT IN DISTRICT BOARDS, HAVE A WIDE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT GOES ON IN THE DISTRICTS AND WHAT MAKES LIFE TICK AT THE STREET LEVEL.

+THEY HAVEN’T GOT THEIR HEADS IN THE CLOUDS, SO THEY NOT ONLY BRING THE SORT OF THEIR WORKING BACKGROUND TO THE LEGCO, BUT THEY ALSO BRING THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF DISTRICT LIFE THROUGH THE DISTRICT BOARDS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

♦I THINK THIS IS A VERY USEFUL MIXTURE OF EXPERIENCE,+ HE ADDED.

+PRETTY WELL A MILLION PEOPLE VOTED IN THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ELECTIONS TODAY REALLY REPRESENT A NARROWING DOWN OF THE FOCUS OF THE VOTES WHICH WERE CAST IN THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS EARLIER THIS YEAR.

♦SO YOU HAVE A MILLION VOTES CAST EARLIER THIS YEAR, AND THEN TODAY THE ELECTIONS IN THE 10 ELECTORAL COLLEGES OF THE DISTRICT BOARDS.

+OVER THE EXPERIENCE OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS, WE HAVE I THINK SEEN A GROWING INTEREST IN THE ELECTIONS, A HEIGHTENED AWARENESS, CANDIDATES HAVE EXPLAINED THEIR POLICIES AND THEIR PLATFORMS TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

♦THERE HAS BEEN VERY KEEN INTEREST IN THE VARIOUS SEMINARS AND DEBATES, AND DISCUSSIONS ON THE RADIO AND TELEVISION DURING THIS PERIOD.

+ 1 THINK THIS TOO HAS BEEN VERY GRATIFY I NG.+

ASKED WHETHER THE AVERAGE TURNOUT WAS DISAPPOINTING, SIR DAVID SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE AVERAGE WAS ONLY 57 PER CENT AT THIS MOMENT, THE AVERAGE WAS A WEIGHTED AVERAGE BECAUSE THE EDUCATION CONSTITUENCY WHICH WAS A VERY LARGE CONSTITUENCY TENDED TO DISTORT OTHER CONSTITUENCIES, MOST OF WHICH WERE INDEED

THE RESULTS IN THE VERY HIGH, SOME OF

THEM NEARING 100 PER CENT.

♦MOREOVER, THE FACT THAT OVER 15 000 TEACHERS TURNED UP TO VOTE TODAY IS A VERY SATISFACTORY RESULT,+ HE SAID.

QUESTIONED IF THE GOVERNMENT HAD ANY PARTICULAR TYPES OF PEOPLE IN MIND IN THE ELECTIONS, HE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD NO FIXED IDEA ABOUT WHAT SORT OF PEOPLE IT WANTED TO SEE ELECTED.

+WE WANT TO SEE PEOPLE SUPPORT THE ELECTIONS,+ HE SAID.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ABOUT THE FUTURE ELECTIONS, SIR DAVID SAID, +1 DON’T THINK WE CAN MAKE ANY SNAP JUDGEMENTS TODAY ABOUT WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO IN THE REVIEW IN 1987 OR IN THE 1988 ELECTIONS.*

/♦I WOULD ......

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+1 WOULD HOPE THAT AT THE END OF TODAY, WHEN THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER, AND WHEN THE COUNTING IS DONE THAT PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS A SUCCESSFUL ELECTION AND WE WILL NOW SEE HOW THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL GETS DOWN TO WORK.

♦AND GRADUALLY OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, WE’LL SEE AND FORM OUR OWN JUDGEMENT ABOUT THAT.*

ASKED FOR HIS COMMENTS ON ALLEGATIONS OF UNFAIRNESS, SIR DAVID SAID THAT HE DID NOT KNOW IN WHAT WAY THEY WERE UNFAIR.

+1 SUPPOSE IT’S DIFFICULT IN ELECTIONS INVOLVING THE DISTRICT’S ELECTORAL COLLEGES TO GET THE BALANCE OF ADVANTAGE EXACTLY FAIRLY DISTRIBUTED BETWEEN ONE DISTRICT TO ANOTHER.

+AND THAT IS POSSIBLY SOMETHING WHICH COULD BE ADJUSTED IN

THE FUTURE.+

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’VOTER TURN-OUT TO PICK UP MOMENTUM’ ******

THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, SAID THAT HE EXPECTED THE ELECTION TURN-OUT MOMENTUM TO PICK UP IN THE EVENING WHEN TEACHERS FINISHED SCHOOL AND 3USJNESS PEOPLE GOT OFF.WORK.

SPEAKING TO THE PRESS AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM PRESS CENTRE AND COUNTING CENTRE, HE SAlDs +AFTER ALL, BY DEFINITION, ALMOST ALL ELECTORS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES ARE WORKING PEOPLE AND IT IS QUITE LIKELY THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL TEACHING IS OVER, UNTIL BUSINESS IS OVER BEFORE THEY GO TO VOTE.*

+1 WOULD HOPE THE FIGURES WOULD PICK UP FAIRLY RAPIDLY IN THE EVENING,* HE SAID.

MR TSAO NOTED THAT IN SOME INDIVIDUAL COMPARTMENTS OF THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES THERE WERE SOME VERY HIGH FIGURES ALREADY.

BY 6 PM, 15 499 VOTERS HAD TURNED UP TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATES WHO WOULD BE SITTING IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 30.

THIS REPRESENTED 36 PER CENT OF THE 43 076 VOTERS ELIGIBLE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS TODAY.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS BY REPORTERS, MR TSAO SAID THAT THE ELECTION IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES WAS +QUITE ENTHUSIASTIC* AND THAT THE OVERALL TURN-OUT RATE OF 95 PER CENT WAS JUST ABOUT RIGHT, AS HE EXPECTED.

/+IN ONE........

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+ IN ONE CASE, THEY HAD TO GO TO THE FIFTH BALLOT BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY DECIDED ON THE CANDIDATE TO BE ELECTED AND THE TURN-OUT OF VOTERS WAS EXCELLENT.*

TURNING TO THE 1987 REVIEW, HE SAID THAT A STUDY WOULD BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS ELECTION TO + SEE WHETHER THERE ARE AREAS OF IMPROVEMENTS.*

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE TURN-OUT ’OVERWHELMING’

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THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, SAID HE WAS OVERWHELMED BY TODAY’S (THURSDAY) RESULTS IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

HE SAID THAT THERE WAS AN ALMOST 100 PER CENT TURN-OUT BY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WHEN THEY VOTED AT THE TEN POLLING STATIONS.

MR LIAO WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM PRESS CENTRE AFTER POLLS CLOSED AT THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY AT ABOUT 5 PM.

+0N THIS HISTORIC OCCASION, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS HAVE PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE BY TURNING OUT IN FORCE TO CAST THEIR VOTES,* HE SAID.

+WE HAD A 100 PER CENT TURN-OUT IN SEVEN CONSTITUENCIES, AND IN THE THREE OTHER POLLING STATIONS IT WAS BETWEEN 94 AND 99 PER CENT,* HE ADDED.

+THE KEEN AND COMPETITIVE TURN-OUT INDICATES THAT DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ARE PREPARED AND ANXIOUS TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AT A HIGHER LEVEL OF THE ADMINISTRATION.

+AS YOU KNOW, DISTRICT BOARDS REFLECT THE WISHES AND WORRIES OF THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL, AND NOW THEIR VOICE CAN BE ECHOED IN THE CHAMBERS OF THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.*

REPLYING TO QUESTIONS, MR LIAO SAID IT WAS TOO EARLY TO SAY WHETHER DIRECT ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WOULD BE HELD AFTER THE 1987 REVIEW.

HE SAID THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN MARCH AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WERE ONLY A PART OF THE PROCESS CONTAINED IN THE WHITE PAPER ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

IN ANSWER TO ANOTHER QUESTION, MR LIAO SAID HE DID NOT THINK THERE WOULD BE ANY DISSENSION AMONG ELECTORAL COLLEGE MEMBERS.

HE SAID HE HOPED THE NEWLY-ELECTED MEMBERS WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND REFLECT THE VIEWS OF THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL.

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CLOSE TUSSLES IN ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTING

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VOTING IN ALL ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES — 10 GEOGRAPHICAL AND THE URBAN COUNCIL — CONCLUDED AT ABOUT 5 PM TODAY (THURSDAY), AFTER SOME CLOSE TUSSLES WHICH REQUIRED SEVERAL POLLS TO DETERMINE WHO WOULD BE SITTING IN THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 30.

WHILE SEVEN CANDIDATES IN THE DISTRICT BOARD GEOGRAPHICAL CONSTITUENCIES WERE ELECTED BY EARLY AFTERNOON, IT TOOK THE REST OF THE TIME FOR THE OTHER THREE TO BE DETERMINED FROM THE POLLING.

FIVE POLLS -- ONE SHORT OF THE MAXIMUM — WERE TAKEN IN THE VOTING FOR THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) CONSTITUENCY, WITH MR LEE YU-TAI FINALLY GAINING HIS SEAT IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

IN THE OTHER TWO REMAINING CONSTITUENCIES, MR ANDREW WONG WANG-FAT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) AND MR TAI CHIN-WAH OF THE NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) WERE BOTH ELECTED AFTER FOUR POLLS WERE TAKEN.

IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTION, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, THE CHAIRMAN, WAS ELECTED, GAINING 16 VOTES AGAINST THE 13 FOR MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT TU.

COMMENTING EARLIER IN THE AFTERNOON ON THE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES ELECTIONS, THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, SAID HE WAS PLEASED AT THE ALMOST 100 PER CENT TURN-OUT RATE FOR THE POLLS, WHICH WERE +HIGHLY COMPETITIVE+.

THE DIFFERENT PROFESSIONS AND BACKGROUNDS OF THE CANDIDATES, HE SAID, INDICATED THERE WAS NO DOMINATION OF A PARTICULAR SECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY.

+THIS MEANS THERE WILL BE A BALANCED REPRESENTATION IN THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FROM THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE,+ HE SAID.

THE ELECTIONS MARKED AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR THE DISTRICT BOARDS, AS THEY REPRESENTED THE VIEWS OF THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL, HE SAID.

FOLLOWING ARE RESULTS OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE ELECTIONS:

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NAME

MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN

MR WONG WANG-FAT, ANDREW

DR RICHARD LAI

MR TAI CHIN-WAH

MR LEE YU-TAI

MR LIU LIT-FOR

DR TSE CH I-WAI, DANIEL

MR POON CH I-FAI

MR CHUNG PUI-LAM

MR CHAN CHAI-KEUNG, JACKIE

DR LAM KUI-SHING, CONRAD

CONSTITUENCY

URBAN COUNCIL

NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST) KOWLOON CITY KWUN TONG SHAM SHU I PO SOUTH KOWLOON WONG TAI SIN

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HIGH LEGAL TURN-OUT EXPECTED - PIERS JACOBS

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SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR PIERS JACOBS, SAID THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING THAT HE EXPECTED A VERY HIGH TURN-OUT IN THE LEGAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY.

HE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS OUTSIDE THE LEGAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE LAW SOCIETY CONFERENCE ROOM IN SWIRE HOUSE, WHERE’HE CAST HIS VOTE.

HE SAID: +LAWYERS AS YOU KNOW ARE QUITE POLITICAL CREATURES, THEY ENJOY ELECTIONS*.

MR JACOBS HOWEVER DECLINED TO MAKE A GUESS ON THE PERCENTAGE OF VOTER TURN-OUT FOR THE CONSTITUENCY AND SAID, + I’M NOT GOING TO PLACE A BET ON PERCENTAGE, BUT I WOULD EXPECT A VERY HIGH TURN-OUT*.

COMPARING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WITH THE PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION IN BRITAIN IN WHICH HE VOTED ABOUT 25 YEARS AGO, MR JACOBS SAID FOR THE ONE IN BRITAIN, ONE TENDED TO VOTE ON A PARTY TICKET, WHEREAS IN THIS ELECTION IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY ONE WAS MUCH CONCERNED WITH THE CANDIDATES.

/IT WAS .......

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IT WAS MOST IMPORTANT THAT, APART FROM WORKING FOR THE LEGAL FIELD, THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD BE A GOOD COUNCILLOR, HE SAID.

+1 AM SURE THAT THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THIS FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY SHOULD NOT JUST BE SPEAKING FOR THOSE. HE MUST BE SPEAKING FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG. I AM SURE HE WILL DO SO,+ HE ADDED.

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ASKED HOW HE WOULD CHOOSE THE CANDIDATE, MR JACOBS SAID: + IT*S NOT AN EASY CHOICE, IN FACT, BECAUSE WE’VE GOT VERY GOOD CANDIDATES IN THIS CONSTITUENCY, AND THAT ONE HAS TO THINK ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO PERFORM BEST IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, AND INDEED FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.+

AS A CIVIL SERVANT, MR JACOBS SAID HE SHOULD BE DELIGHTED TO WORK WITH THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE, WHOEVER HE MIGHT BE.

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’AN IMPORTANT EVENT’ - LIAO

KXK

SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, DESCRIBED TODAY’S LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTION AS AN IMPORTANT EVENT FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

HE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER CASTING HIS VOTE IN

THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY AT THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY POLLING STATION IN KOWLOON PARK.

MR LIAO CALLED ON ELECTORS TO SUPPORT THEIR CONSTITUENCIES AND CAST THEIR VOTES.

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SIR S.Y. CASTS HIS VOTE X * *

AMONG THE EARLY VOTERS IN TODAY’S (THyRS°AY) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WAS THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG.

SIR S.Y. CAST HIS BALLOT IN THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY AT KOWLOON PARK POLLING STATION.

HE SAID AFTERWARDS: +TODAY IS A MAJOR STEP TOWARDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG.

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+1 EXPECT A GOOD TURNOUT OF VOTERS BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL TREASURE SUCH A CHANCE.

♦ THE ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS ARE THE PILLARS OF OUR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC STRUCTURE, SO THERE WILL BE A GOOD RESPONSE TODAY.*

ASKED WHAT CANDIDATES SHOULD DO WHEN ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HE REPLIED: +THEY SHOULD WORK FOR THE STABILITY AND PROSPERITY OF HONG KONG.+

THE FIRST DIGNITARY TO VOTE IN THIS POLLING STATION TODAY WAS THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO.

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STATEMENT BY MISS DUNN * * *

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT HAS BEEN MADE BY THE IN-COMING SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN:

+1 VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING ALL ELECTED MEMBERS AS COLLEAGUES.

♦TODAY'S ELECTIONS ARE BOUND TO MAKE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MORE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND MORE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

+1 AM CONFIDENT THAT APPOINTED AND ELECTED MEMBERS TOGETHER WILL PLAY AN EFFECTIVE PART IN GUIDING HONG KONG’S AFFAIrtj DURING THESE IMPORTANT TRANSITIONAL YEARS.+

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ELECTIONS ENTHUSIASTICALLY UNDERTAKEN -- TSAO * * *

THE ELECTIONS IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES WERE VERY ENTHUSIASTICALLY UNDERTAKEN, JUDGING FROM THE REPEATED BALLOTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR PETER TSAO, SAID THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS DURING HIS VISIT TO THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING STATION AT THE TREASURY CENTRAL OFFICE AT 5 PM, MR TSAO POINTED OUT THAT THE VOTING COUNT SO FAR HAD BEEN DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT FUNCTIONAL CONST ITUENCIES.

+WE HAVE A VERY HIGH COUNT IN SOCIAL SERVICES — IT IS ALREADY 71 PER CENT -- AND SOMEWHAT LOWER COUNTS IN SOME OF THE OTHER CONSTITUENCIES.

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+ BUT I THINK TO TRY TO DO A COUNT AT THIS STAGE IS MEANINGLESS BECAUSE MOST PEOPLE HAVE NOT YET BEEN ABLE TO GET TO THE POLLING STATIONS.

+ | AM SURE, PARTICULARLY FOR THE TEACHING CONSTITUENCY, THAT A LOT MORE PEOPLE WILL TURN OUT TONIGHT.

+ | THINK WE CAN LEAVE IT TO THE GOOD SENSE OF THE VOTERS. I AM SURE THEY ARE ALL VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THIS WHOLE ELECTION,* HE SAID.

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HIGH TURN-OUT IN ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONST ITUENCIES ******

SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, SAID HE WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THIS MORNING’S HIGH TURN-OUT RATE IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

THE MAJORITY OF THE CONSTITUENCIES HAD A 100 PER CENT TURN-OUT RATE, MR LIAO SAID.

HE ALSO DESCRIBED THE MORNING’S ELECTIONS AS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE.

MR LIAO SAID THAT THE DIFFERENT PROFESSIONS AND BACKGROUNDS OF THE SEVEN CANDIDATES ELECTED THIS MORNING INDICATED THERE WAS NO DOMINATION OF A PARTICULAR SECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY.

+THIS MEANS THERE WILL BE A BALANCED REPRESENTATION IN THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FROM THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE,* HE SAID.

HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE ELECTIONS MARKED AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR THE DISTRICT BOARDS, AS THEY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE GRASSROOTS LEVEL.

DURING THE MORNING’S ELECTIONS, THREE CANDIDATES WERE RETURNED IN THE FIRST POLL, WHILE FOUR WERE ELECTED AFTER A SECOND POLL.

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7 ELECTED IN DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES SO FAR ******

SEVEN CANDIDATES IN THE DISTRICT BOARD CONSTITUENCIES OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE WERE ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BY EARLY AFTERNOON TODAY.

THREE OF THEM WERE ELECTED AFTER THE FIRST POLL, AND THE OTHER FOUR AFTER A SECOND.

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POLLING IS CONTINUING IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST), NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) AND HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) CONSTITUENCIES.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES ARE:

NAME

DR R ICHARD LAI

CONSTITUENCY

NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH)

MR LIU LIT-FOR

HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST)

DR TSE CHI-WAI, DANIEL

KOWLOON CITY

MR POON CHI-FA I

KWUN TONG

MR CHUNG PUI-LAM

SHAM SHU I PO

MR CHAN CHAI-KEUNG, JACKIE

SOUTH KOWLOON

DR LAM KU I—SHING, CONRAD

WONG TAI SIN

SHAM SHU I PO DB MEMBER ELECTED TO LEGCO * * * *

SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, CHUNG PUI-LAM, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN HIS DISTRICT’S ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONST ITUENCY.

CHUNG PUI-LAM, AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE BOARD, WAS RETURNED BY 19 VOTES IN THE FIRST POLL IN TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE SHAM SHUI PO ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST POLL

MR CHEUNG WING-SUM, AMBROSE 8

MR CHUNG PUI-LAM 19

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HK ISLAND (WEST) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ******

MR LIU LIT-FOR, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

MR LIU, AN APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD, WAS ELECTED BY 18 VOTES IN THE FIRST POLL DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY:

CANDIDATE 1ST POLL

MR LIU LIT-FOR 18

DP NG SUNG-MAN, 9

ANTHONY

MR LAM HON-KEUNG, 8

KEITH

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WONG TAI SIN DB MEMBER ELECTED TO LEGCO

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WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, DR LAM KUl-SHING, CONRAD, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN HIS DISTRICT’S ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

DR LAM, AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE BOARD, WAS RETURNED BY 16 VOTES IN THE FIRST POLL DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE WONG TAI SIN ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST POLL

BR LAM KUI—SHING, 16

CONRAD

MR LIU KOON-SING 15

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SOUTH KOWLOON CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ******

MR CHAN CHAI-KEUNG, JACKIE, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE SOUTH KOWLOON ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

MR CHAN, AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, WAS RETURNED BY 14 VOTES IN THE SECOND POLL IN TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE SOUTH KOWLOON ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST POLL 2ND POLL

MR IP KWOK-CHUNG 4

MS YUEN YIN-HUNG, ENA 5 7

MR CHAN LAI-SANG 5 6

MR CHAN CHAI-KEUNG, JACK IE 13 14

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KWUN TONG DB MEMBER ELECTED TO LEGCO * X X

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR POON CHI-FA I, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE KWUN TONG ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

MR POON, AN APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE BOARD, WAS RETURNED BY 18 VOTES IN THE SECOND POLL DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE KWUN TONG ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST POLL 2ND POLL

MR CHENG KWAN-SUEN 8 11

MR POON CHI—FA 1 14 18

MR LI WAH-MING 7

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KOWLOON CITY DB MEMBER ELECTED TO LEGCO

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DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, DR TSE CHI-WAI, DANIEL, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE KOWLOON CITY ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

DR TSE WAS ELECTED BY 13 VOTES IN THE SECOND POLL IN TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE KOWLOON CITY ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION!

CANDIDATE 1ST POLL 2ND POLL

MR CHAN CHI-KWAN, 7

PETER

MR PAO PING-WING 9 11

DR TSE CHI-WAI, 8 13

DANJEL

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N.T. (SOUTH) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO

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DR RICHARD LAI, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

DR LAI, A MEMBER OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, WAS ELECTED BY 34 VOTES IN THE SECOND POLL IN TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST POLL 2ND POLL

DR RICHARD LAI 22 34

MR HO TUNG-CHING 19

MR LAM WAI-KEUNG 22 28

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N.T. (EAST) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO

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MR WONG WANG-FAT, ANDREW, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

MR WONG, A MEMBER OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, WAS RETURNED BY 29 VOTES IN THE FOURTH POLL DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CAND I DATE 1ST POLL 2ND POLL 3RD POLL 4TH POLL

MR WONG WANG-FAT, ANDREW 16 23 24 29

MR WAI HON-LEUNG 5

MR PANG HANG-YIN 19 16 24 25

MR LIU CHING-LEUNG 6 7 6

MR WONG YUEN-CHEUNG STEPHEN , 6 7

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N.T. (WEST) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO

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MR TAI CHIN-WAH,’ WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

MR TAI, A MEMBER OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD, WAS ELECTED BY 22 VOTES IN THE FOURTH POLL IN TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

/CANDIDATE........

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CANDIDATE 1ST POLL 2ND POLL 3RD POLL 4TH POLL

MR TANG SIU-TONG 8 6

MR TSO SHIU-WAI 4 ••

MR MAN FOR-TAI, WILLIAM 13 13 18 18

MR TAI CHIN-WAH 12 14 16 22

MR SIT HO-YIN, KINGSLEY 7 10 9

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URBAN COUNCIL CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ******

MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE URBAN COUNCIL CONSTITUENCY.

MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN WAS ELECTED BY 16 VOTES IN THE FIRST POLL DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE URBAN COUNCIL CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST COUNT

MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN 16

MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT TU 13

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HK ISLAND (EAST) CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO X K O

MR LEE YU-TAI, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY.

MR LEE. AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, WAS ELECTED BY 24 VOTES IN THE FIFTH POLL DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE HONG KONG ISLAND (EAST) ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST POLL 2ND POLL 3RD POLL 4TH POLL 5TH POLL

MR LEE KAM-KAI (LEE KWONG-LAM) 6 7 3

MRS PEGGY LAM PEI 10 10 8 11

MR KWAN LIM-HO 9 11 14 17 16

MR CHUM TING-PONG 3

MR CHEUNG CHI-PiU, ALBERT 3 3

MR LEE YU-TAI 10 10 15 12 24

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SOCIAL SERVICES CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO * * * *

MR HUI YIN-FAT WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY.

MR HUI WAS ELECTED BY 76 VOTES IN THE FIRST COUNT DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE SOCIAL SERVICES FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

/CANDIDATE

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CANDIDATE

1ST COUNT

MISS MARIA JOYCE CHANG SAU-HAN 22

MR HUI YIN-FAT 76

MR MAK HOI-WAH UI

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COMMERCIAL I CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO * * * *

MR THOMAS CLYDESDALE, WAS TODAY (J^RSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE COMMERCIAL I FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY.

MR CLYDESDALE WAS ELECTED BY 470 VOTES IN THE FIRST COUNT DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY'S results in the commercial I FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST COUNT

MR ANNE CORNELIS WILLEM BLAAUW 320

mr Thomas Clydesdale 470

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INDUSTRIAL II CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO * * * *

MR NGA I SHIU-KIT WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE INDUSTRIAL II FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY.

MR NGA I WAS ELECTED BY 544 VOTES IN THE FIRST COUNT DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL II FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST COUNT

MR NGA I SHIU-KIT 544

MR HO YUK-WING 31

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LEGAL CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ******

MR MARTIN LEE, WAS TODAY (THURSDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE LEGAL FUNCTIONAL CONST ITUENCY.

MR LEE, WAS ELECTED BY 488 VOTES IN THE 1ST COUNT DUR ING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

the following are today’s polling results in tuc >

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTION: L S IN THE LEGAL

CANDIDATE

MR MARTIN LEE CHU-MING

MR EDMUND CHOW WAI-HUNG MR HENRY DENNIS LITTON

1ST COUNT

488

43

312

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MEDICAL CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO ******

DR CHIU HIN-KWONG WAS TODAY (FR IDAY)। ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE MEDICAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY.

DR CHIU, WAS ELECTED BY 1 168 VOTES IN THE FIRST COUNT DURING TODAY’S ELECTION-

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE MEDICAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST COUNT

DR EDWARD LEONG CHE-HUNG 1 049

DR CHIU HIN-KWONG 1 168

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ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO

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MR CHENG HON-KWAN WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY.

MR CHENG WAS ELECTED BY 1 129 VOTES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY'S POLLING RESULTS IN THE ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTION:

CANDIDATE 1ST COUNT 2ND COUT TOTAL

MR CHENG HON-KWAN 706 423 1 129

MR TAO LIANG-TE 232 264 496

DR RAYMOND HO CHUNG-TAI 686 388 1 074

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TEACHING CANDIDATE ELECTED TO LEGCO

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MR SZETO WAH WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) ELECTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE TEACHING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY.

MR SZETO WAH WAS ELECTED BY 12 706 VOTES IN THE FIRST COUNT DURING TODAY’S ELECTION.

NOTE TO ED I TORSj

THE FOLLOWING ARE TODAY’S POLLING RESULTS IN THE TEACHING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY ELECTIONj

CANDIDATE 1st c0UNT

MR CHAN YAT-TUNG 577

MR SZETO WAH 12 706

MR KO GRA-YEE 2 165

MR LUKE YIP JING-PING 2 655

MR WU SIU-WAI U09

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 1 * * *

AT 10 AM 1 524 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 3.5 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUENCIES!

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS NUMBER OF VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244 82 6.6

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280 55 4.3

SOCIAL SERVICES 145 32 22.1

MEDICAL 2 933 240 8.2

TEACHING 34 182 880 2.6

LEGAL 978 93 9.5

ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING 2 314 142 6.1

TOTAL 43 076 1 524 3.5

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 2 * * *

AT NOON, 3 879 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 9.0 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL

CONSTITUENCIES! FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS NUMBER OF VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244 256 20.6

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280 175 13.7

SOCIAL SERVICES 145 58 40.0

NED 1 CAL 2 933 493 16.8

TEACHING 34 182 2 284 6.7

LEGAL 978 263 26.9

ENGINEER ING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING 2 314 350 15.1

TOTAL 43- 076 3 879 9.0

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 3

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AT 2 PM, 5 955 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 13.8 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL

CONSTITUENCIES:

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS NUMBER OF VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244 382 30.7

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280 258 20.2

SOCIAL SERVICES 145 78 53.8

MEDICAL 2 933 878 29.9

TEACHING 34 182 3 354 9.8

LEGAL 978 432 44.2

ENGINEER ING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING 2 314 573 24.8

TOTAL 43. 076 5 955 13.8

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 4 XXX

AT 4 PM 9 330 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 21.7 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL

CONSTITUENCIES:

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS NUMBER OF VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244 548 44.1

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280 419 32.7

SOCIAL SERVICES 145 103 71

MEDICAL 2 933 1 339 45.7

TEACHING 34 182 5 516 16.1

LEGAL 978 576 58.9

ENGINEERING,

ARCHITECTURAL, 2 314 829 35.8

SURVEYING AND

PLANNING

TOTAL 43 076 9 330 21.7

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 5 * X *

AT 5 PM 12 006 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 27.9 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING CONSTITUENCIES!

IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS NUMBER OF VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244 629 50.6

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280 486 38.0

SOCIAL SERVICES 145 121 83.4

MEDICAL 2 933 1 495 51.0

TEACH ING 34 182 7 696 22.5

LEGAL 978 647 66.2

ENGINEER ING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING 2 314 932 40.3

TOTAL 43 076 12 006 27.9

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 6 * * *

AT 6 PM 15 499 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 36 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL

CONSTITUENCIES!

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS NUMBER OF VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244 709 57

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280 540 42.2

SOCIAL SERVICES 145 133 91.7

hEDICAL 2 933 1 766 60.2

TEACHING 34 182 10 412 30.5

LEGAL 978 719 73.5

ENGINEER ING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING 2 314 1 220 52.7

TOTAL 43 076 15 499 36

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 7 M * M

AT 7 PM, 19 170 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 44.5 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL

CONSTITUENCIES! NUMBER OF VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244 795 64.0

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280 578 45.2

SOCIAL SERVICES 145 141 97.2

MEDICAL 2 933 1 939 66.1

TEACHING 34 182 13 441 39.3

LEGAL 978 814 83.2

ENGINEER ING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANN ING 2 314 1 462 63.2

TOTAL 43 076 19 170 44.5

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 8 M * *

AT 8 PM, 21 953 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 51 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL

CONSTITUENCIES: NUMBER OF VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NUMBER OF REGISTERED VOTERS

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280

SOCIAL SERVICES 145

MEDICAL 2 933 2 094 71.4

TEACH ING 34 182 15 953 46.7

LEGAL 978 834 85.3

ENGINEER ING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANN ING 2 314 * 1 558 67.3

TOTAL 43 076 21 953 51

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ELECTION - TURN-OUT 9 * * *

AT 9 PM 24 803 VOTERS IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES HAD CAST THEIR VOTES, REPRESENTING 57.6 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF 43 076 REGISTERED VOTERS.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF VOTES CAST AT INDIVIDUAL CONSTITUENCIES:

NUMBER OF NUMBER OF

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY REGISTERED VOTERS VOTES CAST PERCENTAGE

COMMERCIAL 1 1 244

INDUSTRIAL II 1 280

SOCIAL SERVICES 145

MED ICAL 2 933 2 228 76

TEACHING 34 182 18 582 54.4

LEGAL 978 845 86.4

ENGINEER ING, ARCH ITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANN ING 2 314 1 634 70.6

TOTAL 43 076 24 803 57.6

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DECISION ON GARRISON EXPLAINED................................ 1

HK WELL PLACED FOR ARBITRATION CENTRE - SIR EDWARD............ 1

TAI PO CENTRE - A FOCAL POINT ................................ 3

’LINKED RATE TO STAY’ - SIR JOHN STRESSES..................... 4

’VOICE OF PUBLIC IN LEGCO’ ................................... 4

KEEP IN TOUCH, NEW LEGCO MEN TOLD............................. 5

17 GARAGES TO GET TESTING OKAY................................ 6

11 MORE DAYS FOR NW I.D. CARDS ............................... 7

LADY YOUDE AT PLAYGROUPS FAIR................................. 8

UC DELEGATION OFF TO NORTH AMERICA ........................... 8

WELFARE SERVICES NOT AFFECTED BY ESTATE WORK.................. 9

SWIMMING SAFETY REMINDER FOR SCHOOLS ......................... 10

POSTER DESIGNS TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY......................... 10

ROADS IN TIME FOR NW LIARKET COMPLEX.......................... 11

FIRING PRACTICE............................................... 12

CLOSURE OF BRIDGE PLANNED .................................... 12

PROHIBITION ON VEHICLES TO BE LUTED........................... 13

STREET SECTION CLOSURE........................................ 13

MORE PARKING METERS........................................... 13

SATURDAY, SEP • "i 1985

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DECISION ON GARRISON EXPLAINED ******

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£«ET^!oS.'TH THE ",T,8M «•«»«*•" T* ?ECIf'

IS EXACTLY AS WHAT WAS DESCRIBED IN THE PRE S KSIn5DvcDJHeJ*IiHf S,TUATI0N ,N HONG KONG, EVERYBODY Ai Mir^ncnSJ STABLE’ THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION SITUATION Hyvn Dt I I tn •

*AND THESE CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE ENABLED US TO TAKE W

“4.’J’SH GOVERNMENT THE DECISION ON THE REDUCTION OF

He SA ID. *

»BITRS*Tlo2““HIN*tSPEAK'NS T° REP0RTERS ‘FTER <*«•<*

cr, , A®?ED AB0^T PLANS T0 INTRODUCE AN INTERNAL SECURITY ' FOLLOWING THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE GURKHA BATTALION, S'R PISA ID ALL SUCH MATTERS WOULD REQUIRE VERY CAREFUL CONS"'"

n-„. +N0 DECISION HAS YET BEEN TAKEN ON THESE MATTERS. REMAINS THE POSITION,+ HE SAID.

T0 ANOTHER QUESTION ON ANY FURTHER REDUC GARRISON AFTER 1987, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT TOO REQUIRE! CONSIDERATION AND NO DECISION HAD BEEN TAKEN AT THIS T!

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HK WELL PLACED FOR ARBITRATION CENTRE - SIR ' *****

WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ARBITRA CENTRE, HONG KONG WAS WELL PLACED TO BECOME, IF IT WAS NOT ALREADY, A CENTRE FOR THE HEARING OF ARBITRATIONS, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

THIS WAS SIGNIFICANT, HE SAID, BECAUSE HONG KONG HAD BECOME A LEADING REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL CENTRE IN THE PAST TWO DECADES.

AND, HONG KONG’S ECONOMY WAS INTERNATIONALLY ORIENTE' AND ITS ECONOMIC WELL-BEING DEPENDED ON ITS OVERSEAS LINKS, HE . tID.

SIR EDWARD WAS SPEAKING TO DELEGATES AT A SEMINAR ORQ SED BY THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS AND THE INTERNA BAR ASSOCIATION.

/POINTING OUT

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SATQXMY, OMK>

POINTING OUT THAT A NEW INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION Ct RECENTLY BEEN ESTABLISHED IN HONG KONG, SIR EDWARD SAID T*' WAS PARTICULARLY APPROPRIATE THAT THE SEMINAR WAS BEING HF. HERE AT THIS TIME.

HE SAID IT MIGHT SEEM +A TRIFLE CHURLISH-*- TO SUGGEST FULL ADVANTAGE BE TAKEN OF THE NEW FACILITIES, AND ADDEDs +HOWEVER, HUMAN NATURE BEING WHAT IT IS, DISPUTES WILL. FROr. TIME TO TIME, INEVITABLY ARISE AND THERE MUST BE ACCEPTAB. WAYS OF SOLVING THEM.-*-

RECOGNISING, SIR EDWARD SAID, THAT HE WAS TALKING TO LAWYERS, WHO LIKED TO HEAR AUTHORITY CITED FOR STATEMENTS ' SIR EDWARD THEN QUOTED SIR WILLIAM HOLDSWORTH, WHO IN HIS HISTORY OF ENGLISH LAW, HAD NOTED THAT:

+EARLY ROMAN AND ENGLISH LAW RETAIN TRACES OF THE TIME WHEN THE NATURAL WAY OF SETTLING DISPUTES WAS SELF-HELP AND RECOURSE TO A COURT DEPENDED ON THE CONSENT OF THE PARTIESJ+

+THE PRACTICE OF ARBITRATION, THEREFORE, COMES, SO TO SPEAK, NATURALLY TO PRIMITIVE BODIES OF LAW* AND AFTEC COURTS HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THE STATE AND A RECOU TO THEM HAS BECOME THE NATURAL METHOD OF SETTLING DIS THE PRACTICE CONTINUES BECAUSE THE PARTIES TO A DISPU1 WISH TO SETTLE THEM WITH LESS FORMALITY AND EXPENSE T-IS INVOLVED IN A RECOURSE TO THE COURTS.+

SPEAKING +VERY MUCH AS A LAYMAN+, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT NOTHING BUT GOOD COULD COME FROM THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT AND REFINEMENT OF THE ARBITRATION PROCESS AND OFFERING A FURTHEF. VENUE OF ARBITRATION TO THOSE WHO WISHED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE IT.

IT WAS IN THIS SPIRIT THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CENTF HERE HAD BEEN PROMOTED BY LEGAL AND COMMERCIAL INTERESTS IN HONG KONG.

IT WAS THE RESULT OF MUCH HARD WORK BY MR JUSTICE HUNTE THE MEMBERS OF THE STEERING GROUP, AND MANY OTHERS, HE SAID.

THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, SIR EDWARD SAID, HAD ALSO ENCC THE PROJECT.

♦THE PRIVATE SECTOR HAS RAISED THE MAJOR PART OF THE FUN / FOR THE CENTRE I THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT HAS ASSISTED BY MAK AVAILABLE, ON TERMS WHICH INCLUDE CONSIDERABLE FINANCIAL SUP' THE TOP FLOOR OF THE OLD CENTRAL MAGISTRACY,-*- HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD WELCOMED ALL THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE SEMINAR WISHED THEM WELL IN THEIR DELIBERATIONS.

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TAI PO CENTRE - A FOCAL POINT * * * *

TFE TAI PO CIVIC CENTRE WILL PROVIDE A MEETING PLACE FOR RESIDENTS AND ALSO SERVE AS A FOCAL POINT FOR THE PROMOTION OF THE ARTS, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID WHEN OFFICIALLY OPENING THE CENTRE TONIGHT.

S!F! DAVID SAID THE CENTRE, WHICH HAS AN 880-SEAT AUDITORIUM, 4WI'L HELP MAINTAIN THE SPIRITUAL AS DISTINCT FROM THE MATERIAL WELL-BEING OF TAI PO RESIDENTS.*

HE NOTED THAT NEXT YEAR, TWO MORE TOWN HALLS WOULD BE COMPLETED IN SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN AND BY THEN, MODERN, WELL-EQUIPPED HALLS WOULD BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALMOST ALL RESIDENTS THROUGHOUT THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AREA.

+DISTRICT ARTS COMMITTEES, DISTRICT BOARDS AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL WORKING TOGETHER WILL ENSURE THAT LOCAL PEOPLE ' DEPP.Y INVOLVED IN THE MANAGEMENT AND USE OF THESE FACILITIES A,.; WILL ENSURE THAT THEY ARE WELL USED. THESE CONSCIOUS AND .ONCERTE: EFFORTS HAVE LED TO GREATER PARTICIPATION IN THE ARTS AND FOR A GROWING DEMAND FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCES,* SIR DAVID ADDED.

EARLIER, IN HIS WELCOMING SPEECH, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, SAID THE TAI PO CIVIC CENTRE WAS EQUIPPED WITH FACILITIES TO CATER FOR A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES.

+THE AUDITORIUM CAN BE USED FOR ALL KINDS OF MUSIC, DANCE AND THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES AS WELL AS MEETINGS AND SCHOOL ■ ' : /HILE THE REHEARSAL ROOM IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR DANCE

TRAINING AND OTHER INTEREST GROUP ACTIVITIES,* HE SAID.

+SINCE MID-AUGUST, A VARIETY OF COMMISSIONING PROGRAMMES HAVE ALREADY BEEN STAGED HERE AND THESE HAVE BEEN VERY WELL RECEIVED.*

MR CHEUNG SAID THAT A BALANCED PROGRAMME OF THE PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OR JOINTLY WITH ARTS ORGANISATIONS HAD BEEN PLANNED FOR THE MONTHS TO FOLLOW.

HE STRESSED, HOWEVER, MUCH OF THE INITIATIVE IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HAD TO COME FROM THE COMMUNITY ITSELF.

MR CHEUNG APPEALED TO ALL COMMUNITY LEADERS, THE DISTRICT BOARD AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO SUPPORT THEIR OWN CIVIC CENTRE AND USE ITS FACILITIES.

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'LINKED RATE TO STAY’ - SIR JOHN STRESSES

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING REITERATED THAT THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO INTENTION WHATSOEVER OF CHANGING OR ABANDONING THE LINKED EXCHANGE RATE CF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR WITH THE U.S. DOLLAR.

SIR JOHN SAID THAT SOME MEDIA REPORTS HAD SUGGESTED THAT HE WAS HAVING A CHANGE OF MIND ABOUT THE LINK IN VIEW OF THE DECLINING VALUE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR.

+THERE IS SIMPLY NO TRUTH IN THE SUGGESTION,* SIR JOHN SAID, +THE LINK IS TO STAY.*

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’VOICE OF PUBLIC IN LEGCO’

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THE VOICE OF THE PUBLIC CAN NOW BE REFLECTED MORE EFFECTIVELY IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOLLOWING THURSDAY’S HISTORIC ELECTIONS, YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE 10 DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED TO LEGCO REPRESENT ALL LEVELS OF THE PUBLIC, AND NOW THE VOICE OF THE MAN IN THE STREET CAN BE HEARD IN THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF THE GOVERNMENT MACHINERY.

+THIS IS THE TURNING POINT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT AND A GOOD PREPARATION FOR THE FUTURE,* MR CHENG SAID.

+ALL WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE SHOULD SUPPORT THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND EXERCISE THEIR RIGHTS BY REGISTERING AS ELECTORS,* HE ADDED.

MR CHENG WAS SPEAKING AT THE WATER CARNIVAL ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

HE COMPLIMENTED ASSOCIATION MEMBERS FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN SUPPORTING COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES WHICH PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER AND TO DEVELOP A GREATER FEELING OF NE IGHBOURL INESS.

+T0 ENHANCE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, THE GOVERNMENT WOULD PROVIDE ADEQUATE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT. YOUR ASSOCIATION WILL BE PLEASED TO KNOW THAT UNDER THE URBAN COUNCIL’S CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME, CONSTRUCTION OF A GAMES HALL AND A SWIMMING POOL, BOTH INDOORS, IS SCHEDULED TO START NEXT YEAR,* MR CHENG SAID.

/THE WATER .......

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 19©5

THE WATER CARNIVAL IS AN ANNUAL EVENT OF THE ASSOCIATION

AND AIMS AT ENCOURAGING ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS