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

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR LEGCO STARTS TOMORROW ............ 1

SIR DAVID VISITS CITY POLYTECHNIC ............................. 3

BOARD TO STUDY SHA TAU KOK PLANS .............................. 3

ENCOURAGING RESPONSE TO HOS PHASE 70 SALES .................... 4

MORE TOXIC WINES FOUND......................................... 4

HOMESTAY SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION ............................. 5

'EARLY DAYS' RECALLED AT YOUTH MUSIC CAMP ..................... 5

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TWC UC RECREATION GROUNDS ................ 6

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN PING SHEK .................................. 6

NGA TSIN LONG !OAD CLOSURE .................................... 7

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE......................................... 7

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1985

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NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR LEGCO STARTS TOMORROW * * * * *

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL OPEN TOMORROW (AUGUST 2) AND CLOSE ON AUGUST 20.

NOMINATIONS MAY BE MADE DURING OFFICE HOURS ON ANY WORKING DAY (EXCLUDING SATURDAY) TO THE RETURNING OFFICER OR THE ASSISTANT RETURNING OFFICER APPOINTED FOR THE CONSTITUENCY. A LIST OF THESE APPOINTMENTS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE LAST FRIDAY (JULY 26).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION EXPLAINED THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES*

+FOR NOMINATION TO AN ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY, THE PERSON DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A REGISTERED ELECTOR IN ANY CONSTITUENCY, ALTHOUGH HE HAS TO BE A REGISTERED ELECTOR UNDER THE ELECTORAL PROVISIONS ORDINANCE FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL OR DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS. HE MUST HAVE BEEN IN HONG KONG FOR TEN OR MORE YEARS AND MUST BE SUPPORTED BY FIVE ELECTORS IN THE CONTESTED CONST ITUENCY.

+FOR A FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY, THE PERSON MUST HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL CONNECTION WITH IT AND MUST BE SUPPORTED BY TEN ELECTORS IN THE CONSTITUENCY. THE TEN YEARS’ RESIDENCE RULE ALSO APPLIES AND HE MUST BE A REGISTERED ELECTOR OR, FOR 1^85 ONLY, BE ENTITLED TO BE REGISTERED AS AN ELECTOR UNDER THE ELECTORAL PROVISIONS ORDINANCE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

CANDIDATES MUST SIGNIFY THEIR CONSENT TO NOMINATION AND DECLARE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS ON A SPECIFIED FORM. THEY MUST ALSO PLACE A DEPOSIT OF S2 000 WITH THE TREASURY BEFORE HANDING IN THE NOMINATION PAPERS IN PERSON OR BY HIS PROPOSER OR SECONDER, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LABOUR FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY WHICH WILL HAVE TWO ELECTED SEATS, ALL OTHER CONSTITUENCIES WILL HAVE ONE SEAT. THERE WILL BE NO VOTING IF THERE ARE NOT MORE VALIDLY NOMINATED CANDIDATES THAN THE NUMBER OF SEATS. OTHERWISE, AN ELECTION FOR THAT CONSTITUENCY WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT THE FINAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS WILL ALSO BE PUBLISHED TOMORROW WHEN IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND AT THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION AT HARBOUR CENTRE ON HARBOUR ROAD IN WAN CHAI.

THERE ARE 47 036 ELECTORS ON THE FINAL REGISTER, INCLUDING 433 REGISTERED IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONST ITUENCIES.

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THE OVERALL PERCENTAGE 0^ REGISTERED ELECTORS AS COMPARED TO THE ESTIMATED ELIGIBLE ELECTORATE OF 69 367 IS 67.9 PER CENT.

A BREAKDOWN IS AS FOLLOWS:

CONSTITUENCY ESTIMATED ELIGIBLE ELECTORATE NO. OF ELECTORS ON PROVISIONAL REGISTER NO. OF ELECTORS ON FINAL REGISTER % OF ELECTORS ON FINAL REGISTER ON ELECTORATE

A. ELECTORAL COLLEGE 434 428 433 99.8%

CONSTITUENCIES

B. FUNCTIONAL -

CONSTITUENCIES

COMMERCIAL I 2 253 681 1 244 55.294

COMMERCIAL II 5 188 1 730 2 655 51.2%

INDUSTRIAL I 657 364 484 73.7%

INDUSTRIAL II 2 156 913 1 284 59.6%

FINANCIAL 141 119 132 93.6%

LABOUR 386 285 301 78.0%

SOCIAL SERVICES 156 129 145 93.0%

MEDICAL 4 548 2 109 2 934 64.5%

LEGAL 1 511 727 978 64.7%

TEACHING 49 047 25 337 34 182 69.7%

ENGINEERING, 2 890 1 709 2 314 80.0%

ARCHITECTURAL,

SURVEYING AND

PI ANN I N£

r uHPi IN 1 IN

69 367 34 531 47 086 67.9%

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SIR DAVID VISITS CITY POLYTECHNIC xJ fit*

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE CITY POLYTECHNIC TO SEE HOW THE INSTITUTION HAS DEVELOPED SINCE IT WAS FORMALLY ESTABLISHED IN JANUARY LAST YEAR.

THE PERMANENT CAMPUS OF THE POLYTECHNIC, WHICH WILL BE ON A LARGE OPEN SITE IN NORTH KOWLOON, WILL BE READY IN OCTOBER 1988. MEANWHILE THE FIRST STUDENTS STARTED WORK IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR IN PREMISES AT ARGYLE CENTRE IN MONG KOK. FOR THE COMING ACADEMIC WILL BE EIGHT DEPARTMENTS WITH NEARLY 2 600 STUDENTS.

AFTER INSPECTING A RANGE OF FACILITIES AND SUPPORTING SERVICES INCLUDING THE COMPUTER AND EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRES * AND LABORATORIES AND WORKSHOPS, SIR DAVID WAS BRIEFED BY THE DIRECTOR DR DAVID JOHNS, ON PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT S THE POLYTECHNIC HE ALSO MET THE PRINCIPAL OFFICERS AND HEADS £ THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS TO DISCUSS THEIR WORK WITH THEM.

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BOARD TO STUDY SHA TAU KOK PLANS

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A FEASIBILITY STUDY REPORT ON THE. REDEVELOPMENT OF SHA TAU KOK WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION AT THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON AUGUST 22.

THE ACTING NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PETER TAM,, SA ID'PLANS FOR THE PROJECT HAD NOT BEEN FINALISED AND CONSULTATIONS WERE CONTINUING WITH VILLAGERS AFFECTED BY THE REDEVELOPMENT.

THE SHA TAU KOK RURAL COMMITTEE WOULD BE CONSULTED IN DUE COURSE.

VILLAGERS OF KONG HA TSUEN IN SHA TAU KOK HAVE EXPRESSED WORRIES THAT THE LEVEL OF THE LAND TO BE FORMED FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT WOULD AFFECT THEIR FUNG-SHU I.

A BRIEFING WAS GIVEN THIS ORNING FOR DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TAI PO AND FANLING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND THE^CONSULTANCY FIRM INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT.

THE REDEVELOPMENT PLA’’ INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A RURAL HOUSING ESTATE TO ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 3 OOO VILLAGERS LIVING IN SQUATTER AREAS AT YIM LIU HA AND CHOI YUEN KOK.

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ENCOURAGING RESPONSE TO HOS PHASE 7C SALES

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APPLICANTS FOR THE 3 778 FLATS IN HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME PHASE 7C WERE TODAY REMINDED TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID THE EXPECTED LAST-MINUTE RUSH.

♦OVER 13 000 APPLICATIONS HAVE SO FAR BEEN RECEIVED WHILE MORE ARE EXPECTED TO POUR IN BEFORE THE DEADLINE ON MONDAY (AUGUST 5),+ SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TODAY.

HE SAID THE HOME OWNERSHIP CENTRE IN HO MAN TIN, WHERE DETAILS OF THE THREE PROJECTS FOR SALE WERE BEING DISPLAYED, WOULD BE OPEN DAILY TO 7 PM TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS.

♦PROSPECTIVE HOME-BUYERS SHOULD PREFERABLY SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE CENTRE IN PERSON TO FACILITATE CHECKINGS BY HOUSING STAFF.

♦IN ADDITION TO THE HOME OWNERSHIP CENTRE, APPLICATION FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT OTHER OUTLETS INCLUDING THE APPLICATIONS SECTION OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT AT MA TAU KOK ROAD, HOUSING AUTHORITY AND HOUSING SOCIETY ESTATE OFFICES AND ALL DISTRICT OFFICES.*

THE THREE PROJECTS FOR SALE ARE SIU HEI COURT IN TUEN MUN, MING NGA COURT IN TAI PO AND NEPTUNE TERRACE IN CHAI WAN, WITH FLAT PRICES RANGING FROM $81 100 TO $450 500 AND GROSS AREAS BETWEEN 42.5 AND 91.8 SQUARE METRES.

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MORE TOXIC WINES FOUND

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TWO MORE BRANDS OF AUSTRIAN WINE HAVE BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

THIS BRINGS TO 13 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AUSTRIAN WINES CONTAINING THE TOXIC CHEMICAL.

THE NAMES OF THE WINES ARE: OSTERREICH ILLMITZER KAISERGARTEN RULANDER BEERENAUSLESE 1980 AND EDELSTALER KAISERGARTEN TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE 1981.

INVESTIGATIONS ARE CONTINUING BOTTLES OF SUCH WINES HAVE REACHED

TO ESTABLISH HOW MANY THE MARKET.

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HOMESTAY SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

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THE HOMESTAY SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PRESENTATION WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 4) AT 2.45 PM AT GLOUCESTER ROOM II, THIRD FLOOR EXCELSIOR HOTEL, HONG KONG.

THE HOMESTAY SCHOLARSHIP IS THE FIRST PART OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND SPONSORED BY THE NEW CINEMA ---- ------

CITY COMPANY IN RESPONSE TO THE

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH

YEAR.

TO BROADEN THE PRESENTED AWARDS TO

OUTLOOK OF YOUNG PEOPLE, 24 AWARDEES WILL BE TRAVEL IN SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES.

MRS SELINA CHOW, CHAIRMAN, IYY, MR WONG LAM, LEGCO MEMBER AL'CLCH0NG’ DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT, ANGLICAN

H0NG K0NG AND MACAU> mr JOSEPH CHAN, URBAN COUNCILLOR MR CHING KAI-MING, LECTURER, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, MR LUKE YIP, PRESIDENT, HONG KONG SUBSIDISED SECONDARY SCHOOLS COUNCIL, MR YEUNG PO-KWAN, LEGCO MEMBER AND MR TAM MAN-KWAN, ---------

ASSOCIATION, WHO ARE AWARD PRESENTATION.

PRESIDENT, HONG KONG PRIVATE SCHOOLS THE PANEL OF JUDGES

WILL BE PRESENT AT THE

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

’EARLY DAYS’ RECALLED AT YOUTH MUSIC CAMP ******

THE +EARLY DAYS+ OF MUSICAL PROMOTION AMONG HONG KONG’S YOUNG PEOPLE WERE RECALLED TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN TWO FORMER MUSIC ADMINISTRATORS OF THE MUSIC OFFICE WENT TO SEE THE ACTIVITIES AT THE HONG KONG YOUTH MUSIC CAMP BEING HELD AT THE PO LEUNG KUK PAK TAM CHUNG HOLIDAY CAMP IN SAI KUNG.

BOTH MR GORDON SIU, DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, WHO FIRST TOOK UP THE JOB AT THE MUSIC OFFICE IN 1977, TO PROMOTE INTEREST IN MUSIC ESPECIALLY AMONG THE YOUNG PEOPLE, AND MR CLIVE OXLEY, ACTING DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, WHO SUCCEEDED HIM IN THE MUSIC OFFICE, EXPRESSED DELIGHT AT RENEWING ACQUAINTANCES WITH SOME OF THE STAFF AND TRAINEES AT THE CAMP. THEY WERE ALSO IMPRESSED WITH THE IMPROVING MUSICAL STANDARDS OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

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THIS YEAR’S MUSIC CAMP, AT WHICH SOME 260 OP HONG KONG’S ASPIRING YOUNG MUSICIANS HAVE GATHERED, WILL CLOSE WITH A GRAND CONCERT, TO BE HELD AT THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY HALl, ON SATURDAY, STARTING AT 8 PM.

CURRENT MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH IS MRS DORIS HO.

TICKETS FOR THE CLOSING CONCERT ON SATURDAY ARE ON SALE AT S5 EACH AT ALL CENTRES OF THE MUSIC OFFICE. ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO TEL: 0-750465.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TWO UC RECREATION GROUNDS * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNOUNCED TODAY TWO OF ITS RECREATION GROUNDS ARE TO BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY TO FACILITATE RENOVATION AND RESURFACING WORK.

THE FOOK WAH TSUEN PLAYGROUND WILL BE CLOSED FROM TODAY UNTIL SPPTEMBER 15 FOR THE RESURFACING OF TWO MINI-SOCCER PITCHES WHICH HAVE BEEN WORN OUT DUE TO NORMAL TEAR AND WEAR.

THE PERTH STREET SPORTS GROUND WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN AUGUST 12 AND 31 FOR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE.

MEANWHILE, THE KOWLOON TSAI PARK GRASS PITCHES NO 1, 2 AND 3 WILL BE REOPENED ON AUGUST 20 UPON THE COMPLETION OF THE ANNUAL RENOVATION AND RETURFING WORK THERE.

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN PING SHEK

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PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST NEAR PING SHEK ESTATE WILL BE REDUCED TO TWO LANES EACH WAY FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 5) TO ALLOW ROAD WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT.

THE WORK - TO BE CARRIED OUT IN STAGES - WILL LAST FOR ABOUT NINE MONTHS AND WILL AFFECT BOTH THE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST BETWEEN PING SHEK cSTATc AND KAI TAK AIRPORT.

IN ADDITION, THE FLYOVER LEADING FROM CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD WESTBOUND TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST WESTBOUND WILL BE CLOSED ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY (AUGUST 4 AND 5) FROM 1 AM TO 5.30 AM DAILY FOR ROAD WORK.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST WESTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, HAMMER HILL ROAD, CHOI HUNG ROAD AND SAN PO KONG INTERCHANGE.

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NGA *SIN LONG ROA1"* CLOSURE .

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THE SECTION OF NGA TSIN LONG ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 36 AND 48 HAS BEEN CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES FOR ROAD REPAIRS FOLLOWING A RECENT WATERMAINS BURST.

NGA TSIN LONG ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 36 AND NGA TSIN WAI ROAD, AS WELL AS NGA TSIN LONG ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 48 AND CARPENTER ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

THESE TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE * * *

FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 4), THE CUL-DE-SAC END OF WAN CHAI GAP ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 6 AND KENNEDY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE WORK.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

7 LEGCO ELECTION NOMINATIONS RECEIVED ....................... 1

LEGCO ELECTION POLLING STATION LISTS PUBLISHED .............. 3

TEXTUAL ERRORS CORRECTED .................................... 4

HK SEEKS DETAILS OF EEC GSP EXCLUSION PROPOSALS ............. 4

JUNE MONETARY STATISTICS RELEASED ........................... 5

AMENDMENTS TO DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN ..................... 8

U.S. MAKES THIRD 'CALL' ON CATEGORY 637 ..................... 9

LAND COMMISSION MAKES GOOD PROGRESS ......................... 10

MAY RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED .................... 10

POLYTECHNIC ENGINEERING DEGREE COURSE APPROVED............... 12

FACTORY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM STARTS .......................... 13

TOUCH OF THE ORIENT IN LONDON ............................... 14

IMPORTANCE OF CAREERS EXHIBITION STRESSED ................... 15

HOME OWNERSHIP CENTRE REMAINS OPEN FOR WEEKEND .............. 16

VISIT TO NEV CHAMBER......................................... 16

FIREMEN TO SHOW THEIR FITNESS ............................... 17

MEET THE MEDIA .............................................. 17

NEV AMBULANCEMEN URGED TO SHOW CARE.......................... 18

FOOTBRIDGE PLANNED FOR WAN CHAI ............................. 18

13 BATHING SHEDS AVAILABLE FOR RENT ......................... 19

YOUTH GROUPS TO LAUNCH FESTIVAL ............................. 19

TRAFFIC LANES CLOSED ........................................ 20

SHAU KEI WAN WATER CUT ...................................... 20

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1985

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7 LEGCO ELECTION NOMINATIONS RECEIVED M M M M M

SEVEN NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH WERE RECEIVED UP TO 5 PM TODAY (FRIDAY).

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES WHOSE NOMINATION FORMS WERE RECEIVED TODAYl

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE. OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. HONG KONG (EAST) LEE YU-TAI M 40 COURSE CO-ORDINATOR 3-643716

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. TEACHING WU SIU-WAI M 25 TEACHER 3-320251 CALL 1314

2. TEACHING KO GRA-YEE M 45 SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 3-812632

3. SOCIAL SERVICES MAK HOI—WAH M 34 SOCIAL WORKER 5-274567 b

4. TEACHING SZETO WAH M 54 TEACHER 3-307337

5. LEGAL LEE CHU-MING MARTIN M ’ 47 BARRISTER-AT-LAW 5-290364

6. INDUSTRIAL 1 STEPHEN CHEONG M 44 COMPANY DIRECTOR 3-622341

FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FARi

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS)

NO. OF NOMINATIONS RECEIVED

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) ......

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DISTRICT BOARDSs

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ...................... 1

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................

5. KWUN TONG (1) ..........................

6. WONG TAI SIN (1) .......................

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) .......................

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) ......................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) .............

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) .............

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ..........................

SUB-TOTAL 1

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) .......................

COMMERCIAL II (1) ......................

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) .......................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) .....................

3. FINANCIAL (1) ....................

4. LABOUR (2) .............................

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ....................... 1

6. MEDICAL (1) ............................

7. TEACHING (1) ....................... 3

8. LEGAL (1) ................................. 1

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) .......... .............

SUB-TOTAL 6

TOTAL t 7

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LEGCO ELECTION POLLING STATION LISTS PUBLISHED ******

LISTS OF POLLING STATIONS AND POLLING HOURS DESIGNATED FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26, ARE PUBLISHED IN A GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY TODAY (FRIDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION EXPLAINED THAT THERE WOULD BE ONE VENUE FOR EACH ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY TO SERVE AS BOTH POLLING STATION AND COUNTING STATION. AS POLLING WILL BE BY REPEATED BALLOT, THE FIRST POLL WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 10 AM AND 10.30 AM, TO BE FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY COUNTING.

SUBSEQUENT POLLS, IF REQUIRED, WILL BE CONDUCTED 45 MINUTES AFTER THE DECLARATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING POLL. ALL POLLS WILL BE OF 30-MINUTE DURATION. IT IS EXPECTED THAT POLLING WOULD BE CONCLUDED IN MOST CASES IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THIRTY-EIGHT POLLING STATIONS HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED FOR HOLDING THE ELECTIONS FOR A TOTAL OF 11 FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES AND ELECTORAL DIVISIONS.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE TEACHING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY, WHICH TAKES UP 73 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF REGISTERED ELECTORS IN ALL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES. WILL BE SERVED BY 21 POLLING STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY. THE MEDICAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY WILL HAVE THREE POLLING STATIONS IN MAJOR GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS AND ONE IN THE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION PREMISES. THE OTHER FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES WHICH HAVE A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF ELECTORS WILL BE SERVED BY ONE TO TWO POLLING STATIONS.

THE POLLING HOURS FOR MOST FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES WILL RUN FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM. LONGER HOURS, FROM 9 AM TO 9 PM, ARE PROVIDED FOR THE TEACHING AND MEDICAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES TO SUIT THE WORKING HOURS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE PROFESSIONS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ONE CENTRAL COUNTING STATION WILL BE ESTABLISHED AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM FOR ALL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES. IT WILL OPERATE FROM 7 PM UNTIL ALL ELECTION RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE AND DECLARED.

REGISTERED ELECTORS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF WHERE AND WHEN THEY ARE TO VOTE IN THE COMING ELECTIONS BY THE ISSUE OF POLL CARDS BY THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION AROUND SEPTEMBER 9.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1985

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TEXTUAL ERRORS CORRECTED * * M *

THE DANGEROUS GOODS (CONSIGNMENT BY AIR)(SAFETY)(VALIDATION AND AMENDMENT) BILL 1985 HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY SOLELY TO CORRECT TEXTUAL ERRORS IN THE PRINTED VERSION OF THE DANGEROUS GOODS (CONSIGNMENT BY AIR)(SAFETY) ORDINANCE 1985, WHICH WAS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JUNE 26.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT EXCEPT FOR THE OMISSION CF A NOUGHT IN THE AMOUNT OF PENALTY ALLOWED TO BE IMPOSE?, THUS REDUCING THE INTENDED PENALTY FROM $500 000 TO $50 000, THE ERRORS DID NOT ALTER THE SUBSTANCE OF THE ORDINANCE.

ALTHOUGH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS GENERAL POWERS TO RECTIFY CLERICAL OR PRINTING ERRORS APPEARING IN ANY ORDINANCE, HE DID NOT WISH TO USE THIS POWER IN THIS CASE BECAUSE OF THE CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENCE IN THE AMOUNT OF CRIMINAL PENALTY INVOLVED, HE ADDED.

THE BILL WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOR ALL THREE READINGS AND THE COMMITTEE STAGE NEXT WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 7), THE LAST SCHEDULED SITTING THIS SESSION.

COMMENTS BY THE PUBLIC MAY BE SENT TO UMELCO AT SWIRE HOUSE, 12TH FLOOR, CHATER ROAD, OR TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

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HK SEEKS DETAILS OF EEC GSP EXCLUSION PROPOSALS

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HONG KONG IS WAITING FOR OFFICIAL DETAILS OF PROPOSALS TO EXCLUDE 12 CATEGORIES OF ITS PRODUCTS FROM THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY GENERALISED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES.

THE EEC COMMISSION HAS PROPOSED THAT THE 12 CATEGORIES BE EXCLUDED, BUT THIS HAS YET TO BE CONSIDERED BY REPRESENTATIVES CF THE MEMBER STATES AND BY THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR JOSEPH WONG, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT A CLOSE WATCH WAS BEING KEPT ON THE SITUATION AND FULL DETAILS OF THE PROPOSALS WERE BEING SOUGHT.

+WE ARE WAITING FOR OFFICIAL DETAILS OF THESE PROPOSED EXCLUSIONS,* HE SAID. +ONCE WE HAVE THEM WE WILL CONSIDER MAKING AN EFFECTIVE RESPONSE TO THE EEC.+

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IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE 12 CATEGORIES ARE; TRAVEL GOODS CF MATERIALS OTHER THAN ARTIFICIAL PLASTIC SHEETING; PROTECTIVE GLOVES, OF LEATHER OR LEATHER COMPOSITION FOR ALL TRADES; RUBBER FOOTWEAR; FOOTWEAR WITH OUTER SOLES OF LEATHER OR COMPOSITION LEATHER; IMITATION JEWELLERY; PORTABLE ELECTRIC BATTERY AND MAGNETIC LAMPS OTHER THAN MINERS’ SAFETY LAMPS; COLOUR TVS; DIODES, TRANSISTORS; QUARTZ WATCHES; DOLLS; OTHER TOYS; EQUIPMENT FOR PARLOUR, TABLE AND FUNFAIR GAMES.

MR WONG SAID THAT 1984 EXPORTS OF THESE 12 CATEGORIES TO THE EEC WERE WORTH $4 597 MILLION - OUT OF TOTAL EXPORTS TO THE EEC OF $27 366 MILLION. THEREFORE THEY REPRESENTED ABOUT 16.8 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL. HOWEVER, THE 1984 EEC GSP QUOTA FOR THE 12 AMOUNTED TO ONLY $238 MILLION - OR ABOUT 5.2 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL $4 597 MILLION VALUE.

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JUNE MONETARY STATISTICS RELEASED *****

REFLECTING A CONTINUING INFLOW OF FUNDS, BOTH HONG KONG DOLLAR AND FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS INCREASED FURTHER IN JUNE, ACCORDING TO MONETARY STATISTICS PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE INCREASE IN FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS REMAINED MORE RAPID, LARGELY REFLECTING A CONTINUING SWITCH BY DEPOSITORS FROM HONG KONG DOLLARS TO U.S. DOLLARS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HIGHER INTEREST RATES FOR THE U.S. DOLLAR AND THE STRENGTH OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR.

MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS CONTINUED TO INCREASE. HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY RECORDED SLOWER GROWTH COMPARED WITH TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY.

LOAN DEMAND REMAINED WEAK IN JUNE. LOANS TO FINANCE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG FELL FURTHER BUT OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

TABLE 1 SETS OUT SUMMARY FIGURES FOR JUNE 1985 AND COMPARISONS WITH EARLIER MONTHS. TABLE 2 SETS OUT FIGURES FROM THE QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS AND ADVANCES FOR USE IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR.

/DEPOSITS

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DEPOSITS

HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 0.8 PER CENT IN JUNE, AFTER HAVING INCREASED BY 1.3 PER CENT IN MAY. HONG KONG DOLLAR DEMAND DEPOSITS ROSE STRONGLY BY 6.3 PER CENT, AND SAVINGS DEPOSITS BY 4.9 PER CENT, PARTLY DUE TO HALF-YEARLY INTEREST PAYMENTS. HONG KONG DOLLAR TIME DEPOSITS, HOWEVER, RECORDED A REDUCTION OF 3.1 PER CENT. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 3.3 PER CENT, AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS THE GROWTH RATE WAS 21.1 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS ROSE BY 2.5 PER CENT IN JUNE, SAME AS THE GROWTH RATE RECORDED IN MAY. ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF THE INCREASE WAS ACCOUNTED FOR BY A RISE IN FOREIGN CURRENCY TIME DEPOSITS. FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS WERE 6.3 PER CENT HIGHER IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE AND 20.4 PER CENT HIGHER OVER THE 12 MONTHS.

FOREIGN CURRENCY SWAP DEPOSITS WERE VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED IN JUNE, AFTER HAVING INCREASED BY 0.5 PER CENT IN MAY. LOWER HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY MARKET INTEREST RATES HAVE MADE THEM LESS ATTRACTIVE.

ADJUSTED TO INCLUDE THESE DEPOSITS, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW AT THE SLIGHTLY LOWER RATES OF 0.7 PER CENT IN JUNE AND 3.2 PER CENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE. FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS, ON THE OTHER HAND, GREW AT THE SLIGHTLY HIGHER RATES OF 2.9 PER CENT IN JUNE AND 6.9 PER CENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE.

TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH BANKS ROSE BY 1.3 PER CENT IN JUNE, FOLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 2.3 PER CENT IN MAY. TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES GREW BY 3.1 PER CENT IN JUNE AFTER HAVING RECORDED ZERO GROWTH IN MAY.

OVER THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THE GROWTH OF TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH BANKS, AT 5.0 PER CENT, WAS HIGHER THAN THAT WITH DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES, AT 3.6 PER CENT.

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS CONTINUED TO INCREASE. WHILE HK$M1 (THE NARROWEST DEFINITION) ROSE BY 5.0 PER CENT IN JUNE, HK$M2 AND HK$M3, GREW AT THE SAME RATE OF 1.0 PER CENT.

THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES IN MAY WERE 2.0 PER CENT, 1.4 PER CENT AND 1.3 PER CENT.

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IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, HK$M1 GREW BY 6.9 PER CENT WHILE HKSM2 AND HK$M3 GREW AT THE SAME PACE OF 3.3 PER CENT. OVER THE 12 MONTHS TO JUNE THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES WERE 29.2 PER CENT, 24.5 PER CENT AND 20.9 PER CENT.

THE GROWTH RATES OF HK$M2 AND HK$M3 IN JUNE, AFTER ADJUSTING FOR SWAP DEPOSITS, WERE IDENTICAL AT 0.9 PER CENT. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THEY ALSO RECORDED THE SAME GROWTH RATE OF 3.2 PER CENT.

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS GREW FURTHER IN JUNE. TOTAL Ml ROSE BY 5.0 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 1.3 PER CENT AND TOTAL M3 BY 1.6 PER CENT. THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES IN MAY WERE 2.4 PER CENT, 2.2 PER CENT AND 1.8 PER CENT.

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, TOTAL Ml GREW BY 7.7 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 4.7 PER CENT AND TOTAL M3 BY 4.6 PER CENT. OVER THE 12 MONTHS TO JUNE, THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES WERE 29.3 PER CENT, 22.6 PER CENT AND 20.7 PER CENT.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ROSE BY A MODEST 0.4 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A RISE OF 0.9 PER CENT IN MAY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THESE LOANS GREW BY 1.7 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 7.2 PER CENT.

WITHIN THE TOTAL, LOANS TO FINANCE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG REGISTERED FURTHER DECLINE OF 2/1 PER CENT IN JUNE, FOLLOWING A FALL OF 2.0 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THESE LOANS FELL BY 0.5 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 5.4 PER CENT.

OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG, HOWEVER, CONTINUED TO GROW SLOWLY BY 0.8 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A 0.7 PER CENT INCREASE IN MAY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THEY ROSE BY 2.5 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 7.6 PER CENT.

QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS AND ADVANCES FOR USE IN

HONG KONG BY SECTOR

IN THE SECOND QUARTER, LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED TO THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR ROSE BY 1.8 PER CENT, LOWER THAN THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH OF 3.3 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER. LOANS TO THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADES GREW BY 3.3 PER CENT, REVERSING A DECLINE OF 1.9 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

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LOANS TO THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SECTOR FELL FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE QUARTER, BY 2.4 PER CENT, FOLLOWING A FALL OF 2.9 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR AND 0.7 PER CENT IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF LAST YEAR, PROBABLY DUE TO IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CASH FLOW POSITION OF THE DEVELOPERS.

REFLECTING A REVIVED PROPERTY MARKET, LOANS TO INDIVIDUALS FOR THE PURCHASE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OTHER THAN FLATS IN THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME AND PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME ROSE BY A SIGNIFICANT 6.5 PER CENT, AFTER AN INCREASE OF 3.2 PER CENT DURING THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.

LIQUIDITY RATIO

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 18 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS ROSE TO 50.6 PER CENT IN JUNE FROM 49.3 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 TO 42.3 PER CENT FROM 45.1 PER CENT A MONTH EARLIER.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS ROSE BY 1 TO 141. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 33, WHILE THE NUMBER OF REPORTING REGISTERED DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES FELL BY 1 TO 306.

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AMENDMENTS TO DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN * * * *

THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT CHEUNG SHA WAN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS TO REVISE THE USE OF A SITE LOCATED AI ™E UNCTION OF LAI CHI KOK ROAD AND CHEUNG SHUN STREET FROM X™”unwcXl!n?:.ANN0T‘TE') *FUNERAL PARL0UR’ T0 GOVERNMENT/

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD EXPLAINED THAT THE AMENDMENT WAS JfL£!?P0NSE T0 OBJECTIONS FROM RESIDENTS IN THE AREA AGAINST A FUNERAL PARLOUR DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED ON THE SITE.

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THE SECOND AMENDMENT INVOLVES THE REVISION OF THE +NOTES+ ATTACHED TO THE PLAN WHICH AIMS TO SIMPLIFY THE PROCEDURE ON THE APPLICATION FOR SCHOOL USE.

THE AMENDED PLAN CAN BE INSPECTED AT THE TOWN PLANNING DIVISION, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG" THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-CFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KONG- AND THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT OFFICE, 37-39 TONKIN STREET, GROUND FLOOR, KOWLOON.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS OF THE PLAN SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY, TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/O LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, BY AUGUST 15 IN THE CASE OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND BEFORE AUGUST 22 FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

THE DRAFT AMENDMENT PLAN IS ON SALE AT THE SURVEY DIVISION OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, FIFTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, AND MAP SALES SECTION, 382 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, AT $10 PER UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 PER COLOURED COPY.

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U.S. MAKES THIRD ’CALL’ ON CATEGORY 637 *****

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAS MADE A CALL TO STOP THE ISSUE OF FURTHER EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS IN.RESPECT OF MAN-MADE FIBRE PLAYSUITS, SUNSUITS ETC. UNDER CATEGORY 637, THE TRADE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY). (

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE U.S.-HONG KONG BILATERAL TEXTILES AGREEMENT, THE DEPARTMENT HAS SUSPENDED THE ISSUE OF FURTHER EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS IN THIS CATEGORY WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT PENDING CONSULTATIONS WITH THE U.S. AUTHORITIES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE QUANTITY OF EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS APPROVED AT THE TIME OF CALL WAS 142007 DOZEN AND THERE WERE NO OUTSTANDING EXPORT AUTHORISATION APPLICATIONS PENDING APPROVAL.

CATEGORY 637 WAS CALLED TWICE LAST YEAR. THE FIRST CALL WAS MADE ON FEBRUARY 28, 1984, AND A LIMIT OF 45 502 DOZEN WAS IMPOSED BY THE U.S. AFTER CONSULTATIONS HAD ENDED ON DISAGREEMENT. HONG KONG REFERRED THE MATTER TO THE TEXTILES SURVEILLANCE BODY (TSB) WHICH RULED THAT THE U.S. SHOULD WITHDRAW THE CALL. THE U.S. DID SO IN MID-MAY.

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THE U.S. CALLED THE SAME CATEGORY AGAIN ON JUNE 8,1984. THE QUANTITY OF EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS ISSUED AT THE TIME OF CALL WAS 107 954 DOZEN. OUTSTANDING EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS PENDING APPROVAL WAS 66 567 DOZEN.

FOLLOWING CONSULTATIONS WHICH AGAIN ENDED IN DISAGREEMENT, THE U.S. IMPOSED A RESTRAINT LIMIT OF 107 954 DOZEN. HONG.KONG REFERRED THE CASE TO THE TSB IN DECEMBER 1984. THE TSB RULED THAT THE U.S. SHOULD WITHDRAW THE CALL, AND THE U.S. DID SO AT THE END OF DECEMBER.

COMMENTING ON THE CALL, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THIS WAS THE FIRST CALL ON HONG KONG BY THE U.S. IN 1985. HE SAID THAT THE U S HAD YET TO PROVIDE DETAILED JUSTIFICATION FOR THE CALL, AND THAT ONCE SUCH JUSTIFICATION WAS PROVIDED THE DEPARTMENT WOULD STUDY IT CLOSELY BEFORE ENTERING CONSULTATIONS. UNDER THE TERMS OF THE AGREEMENT, CONSULTATIONS SHOULD TAKE PLACE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CALL BEING MADE.

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LAND COMMISSION MAKES GOOD PROGRESS

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THE SI NO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION HELD ITS SECOND MEETING ON JULY 31 - AUGUST 2 TO DISCUSS LEASE DOCUMENTATION.

THE TWO SIDES HAVE MADE GOOD PROGRESS AND WILL BE MEETING AGAIN ON AUGUST 15 TO CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION ON LEASE DOCUMENTATION.

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MAY RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED * * *

THE VALUE OF RETAIL SALES IN MAY 1985, ESTIMATED AT $5 578 MILLION, WAS ONE PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN MAY 1984, WHILE THE VOLUME WAS ONE PER CENT LOWER, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

RETAIL SALES FOR THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD MARCH-MAY 1985, WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, ROSE BY TWO PER CENT IN VALUE BUT REMAINED UNCHANGED IN VOLUME.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1985

COMPARING MAY 1985 WITH APRIL 1985, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, RETAIL SALES INCREASED BY THREE PER CENT IN VALUE AND FOUR PER CENT IN VOLUME.

WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1984, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS SHOWED THE LARGEST INCREASE IN VALUE TERMS, AT SIX PER CENT, BUT A DECREASE OF TWO PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS. CONSUMER DURABLES RECORDED AN INCREASE OF THREE PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND ONE PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO ROSE BY ONE PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND TWO PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. FUELS SHOWED AN INCREASE OF ONE PER CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS*, HOWEVER, DROPPED BY TWO PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

COMPARING THE PERIOD MARCH-MAY 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS ROSE BY EIGHT PER CENT IN VALUE BUT DROPPED BY ONE PER CENT IN VOLUME. FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO INCREASED BY FOUR PER CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME, WHILE FUELS INCREASED BY TWO PER CENT, ALSO IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES SHOWED AN INCREASE OF ONE PER CENT IN VALUE BUT A DECREASE OF ONE PER CENT IN VOLUME. WHILE THOSE OF +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* FELL BY ONE PER CENT IN VALUE AND TWO PER CENT IN VOLUME.

WHEN COMPARED WITH APRIL 1985, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASE OF 14 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. FUELS AND +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* ALSO ROSE BY THREE PER CENT AND TWO PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS REGISTERED THE SMALLEST INCREASE OF TWO PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND ONE PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. ON THE OTHER HAND, RETAIL SALES OF FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO DROPPED BY TWO PER CENT IN VALUE AND ONE PER CENT IN VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLE5 ROSE SUBSTANTIALLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1984. SUPERMARKETS SHOWED MODERATE INCREASES IN BOTH THE VALUE AND VOLUME OF SALES. ON THE OTHER HAND, DEPARTMENT STORES, WHICH SHOWED NO CHANGE IN SALES VALUE, RECORDED A SLIGHT DECREASE IN SALES VOLUME. MODERATE DECREASES, IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS, WERE RECORDED FOR RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES.

COMPARING THE PERIOD MARCH-MAY 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984, RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES ROSE CONSIDERABLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. SUPERMARKETS AND DEPARTMENT STORES ALSO RECORDED INCREASES IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. HOWEVER, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES DROPPED, BOTH IN VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

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WHEN COMPARED WITH APRIL 1985, CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES, SUPERMARKETS AND MOTOR VEHICLES ALL ROSE SIGNIFICANTLY IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF DEPARTMENT STORES, ON THE OTHER HAND, SHOWED MODERATE INCREASES IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED TOTAL SALES FIGURE FOR APRIL 1985 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURE FOR MAY 1985.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES BY MAJOR VT1RADE 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 MAY 1985 RESULTS WITH THOSE OF APRIL 1985 AND MAY 1984 AND COMPARISONS OF RETAIL SALES IN THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD MARCH-MAY ^985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984 ARE ALSO GIVEN.

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

(TABLES AND GRAPHS WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK AND BOXED FOR COLLECTION).

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE ANALYSIS OF THE MAY 1985 SURVEY RESULTS IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT Si PER COPY.

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

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POLYTECHNIC ENGINEERING DEGREE COURSE APPROVED ft ft ft ft ft

THE GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD FOR THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC TO INTRODUCE AN ORDINARY BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING DEGREE COURSE IN BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING FROM THE 1985-86 ACADEMIC YEAR.

THE ORDINARY DEGREE COURSE WILL BE INTRODUCED IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND INITIALLY SHOULD HAVE AN INTAKE OF AROUND 30 STUDENTS. THIS IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 35 NEXT YEAR AND TO 40 THE YEAR AFTER.

IT WILL BE A FOUR-YEAR SANDWICH COURSE WITH A YEAR OF SUPERVISED TRAINING IN INDUSTRY IN THE THIRD YEAR OF THE PROGRAMME.

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A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE COURSE WAS AN ATTEMPT TO bEET THE NEEDS OF HONG KONG FOR LOCALLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS AND INNOVATIVE BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERS.

♦IT AIMS AT PROVIDING AN EDUCATION WHICH NOT ONLY ENABLES THE STUDENT TO SATISFY THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF • PROFESSIONAL BODIES + HE SAID. +BUT ALSO EQUIP HIM TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUILDING SERVICES TECHNOLOGY IN SOUTHEAST

THE GOVERNMENT APPROVAL FOR THE DEGREE COURSE FOLLOWED A RECOMMENDATION IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR BY THE COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARDS (CNAA) WHICH ALSO RECEIVED THE SUPPORT OF THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE.

♦SUBJECT TO A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS BEING MET, IT WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR THE ORDINARY DEGREE TO BE UPGRADED TO AN HONOURS DEGREE IN FUTURE,♦ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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FACTORY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM STARTS * * * * *

PROPRIETORS WHO INTEND TO SET UP FACTORIES ARE FROM TODAY REQUIRED, UNDER THE FACTORIES AND INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE, TO NOTIFY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR BY A PRESCRIBED FORM BEFORE STARTING AN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS OR CARRYING ON AN INDUSTRIAL OPERATION.

A NOTICE TO THIS EFFECT HAD BEEN PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT TODAY THAT THE ORDINANCE, PASSED LAST WEEK BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, EMPOWERS THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR TO ISSUE A NOTICE TO PROHIBIT THE OPERATION OF A WORKPLACE IF HE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE FEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE STANDARDS OF WORKPLACE.

HOWEVER, WORKPLACES REGISTERED OR PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED UNDER THE REPEALED PROVISIONS OF THE ORDINANCE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT IF THERE ARE NO CHANGES IN THE LOCATION, NAME, INDUSTRIAL PROCESS OR OPERATION, OR THE IDENTITY OF THE MANAGEMENT OF THE WORKPLACES.

THE SPOKESMAN WARNED THAT ANYONE WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO GIVE THE PRESCRIBED PARTICULARS OF A NOTIFIABLE WORKPLACE OR OF A RELEVANT CHANGE IN THE PARTICULARS, COMMITS AN OFFENCE AND IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF $10 000.

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THE MAXIMUM FINE FOR OPERATING A NOTIFIABLE WORKPLACE IN BREACH OF A PROHIBITION NOTICE IS $30 000, HE ADDED.

NOTIFIABLE WORKPLACES ALREADY ON THE RECORDS OF THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION BEFORE THE NEW ORDINANCE COMES INTO EFFECT WILL BE EXEMPTED FROM THE REQUIREMENT OF NOTIFICATION AND THE PROPRIETORS WILL BE SO INFORMED INDIVIDUALLY WITHIN SIX MONTHS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

PROPRIETORS WHO HAVE QUERIES ON THE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM MAY CONTACT THE DIVISIONAL FACTORY INSPECTOR IN THEIR DISTRICT FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

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TOUCH OF THE ORIENT IN LONDON * * * *

CROWDS OF OFFICE WORKERS AND TOURISTS THRONGED THE PIAZZA FRONTING ONE OF LONDON’S MOST FAMOUS LANDMARKS -- WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL -- WHEN THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE BAND BROUGHT A TOUCH CF THE ORIENT TO THE CITY DURING A LUNCH TIME CONCERT YESTERDAY (AUGUST 1).

THE GRACEFUL AND POLISHED PERFORMANCE OF THE RIBBON AND FAN DANCERS DREW ENTHUSIASTIC ROUNDS OF APPLAUSE, WHILE A SPIRITED NORTHERN LION WITH ITS CUBS FASCINATED THE CROWDS AS THEY PRANCED AROUND THE PIAZZA TO THE MUSIC OF THE BAND.

THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE gAND, WHICH CONSISTS OF THE SILVER BAND AND THE PIPE AND DRUM BAND, PLAYED CHINESE, MILITARY AND POPULAR MUSIC TO ENTERTAIN THE CROWDS AND WAS WELL RECEIVED. THE MACKINTOSH TARTAN WORN BY THE PIPE AND DRUM BAND ADDED TO THE COLOUR OF THE OCCASION. THE BAND WAS CONDUCTED BY ITS DIRECTOR CF MUSIC, MR COLIN WOOD.

THE BAND’S PERFORMANCE FORMED PART OF THE QUATER-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER — MARKING 400 YEARS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

THE LORD MAYOR OF WESTMINSTER COUNCILLOR ROGER BRAMBLE, AND THE LADY MAYORESS, ALONG WITH THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, MR COLVYN HAYE AND HIS WIFE ATTENDED THE PERFORMANCE.

THE BAND ARRIVED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ON SUNDAY (JULY 28) AND HAD ALREADY GIVEN PERFORMANCES AT GOVERNORS’ DAY, AT THE POLICE STAFF COLLEGE, BRAMSHILL ON TUESDAY (JULY 30), AND AT THE GUILDHALL SQUARE, PORTSMOUTH ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 31).

THE BAND IS IN THE U.K. TO TAKE PART IN THE EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO LATE THIS MONTH.

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IMPORTANCE OF CAREERS EXHIBITION STRESSED * X X

THE ANNUAL CAREERS INFORMATION EXHIBITION WILL ENABLE vniiMr pfcipi F TO HAVE A PREVIEW OF THE WIDE RANGE OF CAREERS OPEN TO THEM IN HONG KONG, THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, ft DARWIN CHEN, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT A BRIEFING SESSION FOR EXHIBITORS WHO

WILL TAKE PART IN THE CAREERS ’86 EXHIBITION TO BE HELD AT THE riTv nil i EXHIBITION HALL IN NOVEMBER THIS YEAR, MR CHEN SAID ™ 1S-DAY EXHIBITION THE FOURTEENTH ORGANISED BY THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT, WILL BEGIN ON NOVEMBER 16.

HE SAID THE NUMBER OF VISITORS TO THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION, ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL, HAD BEEN IN THE REGION OF 100 000.

IN THE REGION OF 100 000.

IN ORDER TO REDUCE CONGESTION AND IMPROVE CIRCULATION, It ADDED A NEW FLOOR PLAN HAD BEEN ADOPTED THIS YEAR WHICH WOUL ACCOMMODATE A SMALLER NUMBER OF EXHIBITING STANDS.

+NFVFRTHELESS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN ADEQUATE COVERAGE CF VARIWS TRAMS ImDCASEERS HAD NOT BEEN OVERLOOKED,A

CHEN STRESSED.

ue cAin tup on EXHIBITORS WHO WOULD BE TAKING PART IN CAREERS ?&\o^“ePRESE|It°a\"m CROSS-SECTION OF CAREERS IN HONG KONG.

apart FROM THE MAIN EXHIBITION, A SERIES OF CAREERS SHOWS WOULD ALSO BE STAGED LIVE AT EDINBURGH PLACE ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS DURING THE EXHIBITION PERIOD, HE ADDED.

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TO SEE SOME OF THE DISCIPLINARY FORCES OF THE GOVERNMENT IN

ACTION.*

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HAD BEEN IN USE.

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HOME OWNERSHIP CENTRE REMAINS OPEN FOR WEEKEND

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THE HOME OWNERSHIP CENTRE IN HO MAN TIN WILL REMAIN OPEN TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AND ON SUNDAY TO RECEIVE APPLICATIONS FOR The 3 773 FLATS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE UNDER PHASE 7C OF THE hjme ownership scheme.

+IT WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM TOMORROW AND BETWEEN 10 A'" AN? 7 PM ON SUNDAY TO RECEIVE LAST-MINUTE APPLICATIONS FROM HOME-PURCHASERS, + SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TODAY.

HE SAID ABOUT 16 000 APPLICATIONS HAD ALREADY BEEN REGISTERED AND MORE WERE EXPECTED TO COME IN DURING THE WEEKEND.

♦AS A LAST CHANCE FOR HOME-SEEKERS TO PERSONALLY ASSESS THE VALUE AND DESIGNS OF THE HOS FLATS, SAMPLE FLATS OF THE three projects for sale will continue to be open for public VIEWING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

♦MOCK-UP FLATS OF MING NGA COURT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE 01 MAN COMMERCIAL CENTRE FROM 9 AM TO 7 PM TOMORROW AND BETWEEN 10 AM AND 7 PM ON SUNDAY.

♦SAMPLE FLATS OF SIU HEI COURT AND NEPTUNE TERRACE WILL ALSO BE OPEN ON SITE DURING THE WEEKEND FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM FOR PUBLIC VIEWING.*

APPLICATIONS WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY (AUGUST 5).

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VISIT TO NEW CHAMBER

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A VISIT TO THE NEW CHAMBER OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL AT THE TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR 3 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 6),

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE PRESENT TO MEET MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES AND TWO GOVERNMENT VANS, AM 4634 AND AM 4632, WILL LEAVE THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER IN TSIM SHA TSUI AT 2.30 PM SHARP THAT DAY.

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FIREMEN TO SHOW THEIR FITNESS

X X X

AS PART OF THE 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS TO HOLD A PHYSICAL FITNESS COMPETITION TO TEST THE SKILLS OF PERSONNEL IN ITS THREE OPERATIONAL FIRE COMMANDS.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR ALLEN LEE, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION TO BE HELD AT THE SHA TIN FIRE STATION ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 4) AT 3 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE AT SHA TIN FIRE STATION (NEXT TO JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE) AT 2.30 PM.

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MEET THE MEDIA * * *

A MEET-THE-MEDIA

SESSION TO ANNOUNCE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE

1985 ORGANISED BY THE ----- -

ERANCH WILL BE HELD AT THE HONG KONG ARTS ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 6) AT 3 PM.

DETAILS OF THE CHINA TOUR MUNICIPAL SERVICES CENTRE, NINTH FLOOR,

A NEWLY-COMMISSIONED PIECE ENT ITLED^+DRUNKEN COMPOSER LAW WING-FAI WILL BE PERFORMED FOR MEDIA BEFORE ITS PREMIERE IN CHINA.

TAI BAI+ BY REPRESENTATIVES

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. MEMBERS OF THE TOUR GROUP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW.

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NEW AMBULANCEMEN URGED TO SHOW CARE * * * X

THIRTY NEW AMBULANCEMEN WERE TODAY (FRIDAY) URGED TO SHOW CARE WHEN TENDING TO THE INJURED AND THE SICK.

SPEAKING AT THE PASSING-OUT PARADE OF THREE SQUADS OF AMBULANCEMEN AT FIRE SERVICES PAT HEUNG TRAINING SCHOOL NEW TERRITORIES, THE ASSISTANT CHIEF AMBULANCE OFFICER (OPERATION) W CHENG KWONG-TAK, SAID THAT THEY SHOULD MAINTAIN THE GOOD REPUTATION AND HIGH EFFICIENCY OF THE DEPARTMENT WHICH HAD BEEN BUILT AFTER YEARS OF HARD WORK AND DEVOTED SERVICE.

♦I HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT THE GOOD WORK,*

MR CHENG SAID.

MR CHENG LATER PRESENTED THE BEST RECRUIT AWARD AMBULANCEMAN LEUNG KIN-MAN.

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FOOTBRIDGE PLANNED FOR WAN CHAI X X X

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A 60-METRE-L0NG COVERED FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS GLOUCESTER ROAD AT STEWART ROAD IN WAN CHAI.

IT WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL NORTH-SOUTH ACCESS TO THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION, WITH THE NORTHERN END DIRECTLY LINKING WITH THE PODIUM OF CAUSEWAY CENTRE.

THE PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE MODIFICATION TO STEWART ROAD, BETWEEN JAFFE ROAD AND GLOUCESTER ROAD. PROVISION OF STAIRCASES AT BOTH ENDS OF THE FOOTBRIDGE AND AN ESCALATOR AT THE SOUTHERN END.

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, HONG KONG NORTH, 12TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG; AND AT THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, HONG KONG.

OBJECTIONS TO THE WORKS OR THE USE, OR BOTH, SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY OCTOBER 1.

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13 BATHING SHEDS AVAILABLE FOR RENT XXX

THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT A TOTAL OF 13 BATHING SHEDS IN SOUTH BAY AND MIDDLE BAY ON HONG KONG ISLAND ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR RENT.

APPLICATIONS FOR THESE BATHING SHEDS, EACH MEASURING ABOUT 28 SQUARE METRES, MUST BE FROM REGISTERED COMPANIES, CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANISED BODIES, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL.

APPLICATION FORMS AT 1100 EACH ARE NOW OBTAINABLE FROM THE HONG KONG REGIONAL OFFICE (LEISURE SERVICES), 16/F, HONEST MOTORS BUILDING, 9-11 LEIGHTON ROAD, HAPPY VALLEY.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE AMENITIES OFFICER (RECREATION) AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS BY AUGUST 9. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

A BALLOT TO ALLOCATE THESE BATHING SHEDS WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 13.

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YOUTH GROUPS TO LAUNCH FESTIVAL * * *

THE ’85 YOUTH FESTIVAL WILL BE LAUNCHED TOMORROW (SATURDAY) WITH A PARADE BY YOUTH GROUPS IN THE URBAN COUNCIL CENTENARY GARDEN IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

THE FESTIVAL IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR (CCCIYY) AND THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF ’85 YOUTH FESTIVAL TO COINCIDE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRPERSON CF THE CCCIYY, MRS SELINA CHOW, THE ACTING REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR NEW TERRITORIES, MR PETER NG, AND THE PROJECT MANAGER OF ’85 YOUTH FESTIVAL, MRS YVONNE SIU.

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TRAFFIC LANES CLOSED XXX

TWO TRAFFIC LANES OF YUEN WO ROAD IN SHA TIN BETWEEN WANG POK STREET AND SHA TIN RURAL COMMITTEE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM IQ AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 5) FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS TO

FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

AS TRAFFIC DELAY IS EXPECTED, MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE UTMOST CARE AND PATIENCE.

MEANWHILE, THE KOWLOON-BOUND TAI PO ROAD (FANLING SECTION) BETWEEN CHOI YOEN ESTATE AND FANLING WAI WILL BE CLOSED FOR ROAD WORKS ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 7) INSTEAD OF SUNDAY (AUGUST 4).

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR TAI PO OR KOWLOON ARE ADVISED TO USE JOCKEY CLUB ROAD.

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SHAU KEI WAN WATER CUT * O

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SHAU KEI WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 5) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

AFFECTED PREMISES ARE ALONG SHAU KEI WAN ROAD BETWEEN SUN SING STREET AND ALDRICH STREET, INCLUDING THE SEA FRONT, NGOI MAN VILLAGE, ALDRICH VILLAGE, TSJN SHU I MA TAU VH.IAGE, KAU MAN VILLAGE, FU TAU WAT VILLAGE AND NAM ON FONG VILLAGE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST J, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS ON THE DECLINE .......................... 1

1983 INDUSTRIAL SURVEY REPORT OUT ............................ 3

EVENING COURSE FOR PART-TIME LECTURERS ....................... 4

LITTER OFFENDERS FINED MORE THAN $3.7 MILLION ................ U

TENDERS INVITED FOR SWIMMING POOL RESTAURANT.................. 5

CAR PARK PROPOSED FOR THEN MUN ............................... 5

STREET IN WAN CHAI TO BE RECONSTRUCTED........................ 6

KWUN TONG RESTRICTED ZONES ................................... 6

FIRING PRACTICE .  ........................................... 7

CHEUNG CHAU TAPS OFF.......................................... 7

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1985

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TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS ON THE DECLINE

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THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE’S TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT (TCU) RECORDED FEWER COMPLAINTS IN THE LAST MONTH OF THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 ALTHOUGH THE OVERALL COMPLAINT FIGURES FOR THE WHOLE QUARTER WAS HIGH.

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF TCU, MR STEPHEN PANG, IN THE LATEST QUARTERLY REPORT RELEASED TODAY, REVEALED THAT THE TOTAL-NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS FROM APRIL TO JUNE AT 1 328 WAS 40 PER CENT UP ON THE PREVIOUS QUARTER’S TOTAL OF 950 AND ONLY FOUR PER CENT DOWN COMPARED WITH THE 1 384 COMPLAINTS IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

THE REPORT, HOWEVER, SHOWED THAT COMPLAINTS MADE TO TCU WERE ON THE DECREASE FOLLOWING THE OPENING OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE ON MAY 31 THIS YEAR.

THE NUMBER FIRST WENT UP FROM 416 IN APRIL TO 552 IN MAY. IT THEN DROPPED BY 192 CASES TO 360 IN JUNE.

THE PATTERN WAS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984 IN WHICH THERE WAS A CONTINUED INCREASE IN COMPLAINTS -341 IN APRIL, 479 IN MAY AND 564 IN JUNE.

THE DOWNWARD TREND IN JUNE 1985 WAS MAINLY DUE TO FEWER COMPLAINTS ABOUT BUS SERVICES AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT BUS SERVICES WAS REDUCED BY MORE THAN ONE-HALF FROM 159 TO 75. COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ALSO WENT DOWN FROM 159 TO 95, A DROP OF 64 CASES.

ANOTHER SIGNIFICANT TURN IN JUNE 1985 WAS THAT THE TOTAL OF 360 COMPLAINTS WAS LESS THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THE 564 COMPLAINTS IN JUNE 1984. THE MAJOR REDUCTION WAS AGAIN IN COMPLAINTS ABOUT BUS SERVICES AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS. COMPLAINTS IN THE FORMER CATEGORY WERE REDUCED BY 60 PER CENT FROM 190 TO 75. IN LATTER CATEGORY, THE NUMBER WENT DOWN FROM 145 TO 95, A DROP OF 50 CASES.

MR PANG SAID THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES WERE STILL THE MAIN SUBJECT OF COMPLAINTS AND ACCOUNTED FOR 551 CASES OR OVER TWO-FIFTHS OF ALL THE COMPLAINTS RECEIVED IN THE QUARTER.

AN AREA OF CONCERN WAS THAT THERE WERE MORE COMPLAINTS ABOUT MALPRACTICES BY TAXI DRIVERS. THE NUMBER WENT UP FROM 15 IN THE LAST QUARTER TO 28. COMPLAINTS ABOUT OVERCHARGING INCREASED FROM FIVE CASES IN THE LAST QUARTER TO 12 CASES. COMPLAINTS CONCERNING REFUSAL TO ACCEPT HIRE ALSO INCREASED FROM FOUR TO NINE.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT INADEQUATE BUS SERVICES FOR KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES CONTINUED TO DROP. NINETY-FOUR COMPLAINTS WERE RECEIVED AS AGAINST 122 IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR AND 101 IN THE LAST QUARTER OF THE YEAR BEFORE.

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THE FIGURE WAS DOWN 52 PER CENT ON THE TOTAL OF 199 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. THERE WERE FEWER COMPLAINTS ON THIS SUBJECT AFTER MAY 1985. TWENTY CASES WERE RECORDED IN JUNE 1985, COMPARED WITH 37 IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH AND 93 IN JUNE 1984.

THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT INADEQUATE BUS SERVICES FOR HONG KONG ISLAND ALSO DROPPED FROM 49 IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND 34 IN THE LAST QUARTER OF 1984 TO 24. BUT IT WAS STILL SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE 17 COMPLAINTS RECORDED IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. COMPLAINTS ALSO SHOWED A DECLINE IN JUNE 1985. ONLY FIVE COMPLAINTS WERE RECEIVED AS OPPOSED TO 15 IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH AND 14 IN JUNE 1984.

COMPLAINTS ON INADEQUATE CROSS-HARBOUR BUS SERVICES MADE UP 16 CASES ONLY, THREE OF WHICH WERE RECEIVED IN THE LAST MONTH OF THE QUARTER. THE FIGURE SHOWED LITTLE VARIATION WHEN COMPARED TO THE 11 COMPLAINTS IN THE LAST QUARTER AND THE 18 COMPLAINTS IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

NINETY-SEVEN COMPLAINTS CONCERNING CMB’S STANDARD OF SERVICE WERE RECEIVED, 16 CASES MORE THAN THE LAST QUARTER AND AN INCREASE OF 11 CASES OVER THE SAME PERIOD OF THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

THE MAIN COMPLAINTS WERE CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE OF BUS DRIVERS. THEY MADE UP 49 CASES, 19 OF WHICH WERE ABOUT FAILURE TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS.

ANOTHER MAIN SUBJECT WAS BUSES NOT KEEPING TO SCHEDULED FREQUENCY. THERE WERE 39 CASES AND NEARLY ONE-HALF OF THEM WERE RECEIVED FROM RESIDENTS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

THE BULK OF THE COMPLAINTS CONCERNING CMB WAS RECEIVED IN THE FIRST TWO MONTHS OF THE QUARTER - 29 IN APRIL AND 48 IN MAY. ONLY 20 COMPLAINTS WERE RECORDED IN JUNE, A DROP OF 11 CASES OVER THE TOTAL IN JUNE 1984.

SEVENTY COMPLAINTS CONCERNING KMB’S STANDARD OF SERVICE WERE RECORDED, COMPARED WITH 74 IN THE LAST QUARTER AND 87 IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. BUSES NOT KEEPING TO SCHEDULED FREQUENCY WERE THE MAIN SUBJECT OF COMPLAINTS. THERE WERE 30 CASES, THE SAME AS IN THE LAST QUARTER. CASES CONCERNING BUS CAPTAINS, HOWEVER, FELL FROM 33 IN THE LAST QUARTER TO 22.

COMPLAINTS CONCERNING KMB WERE AT THEIR LOWEST IN THE LAST MONTH OF THE QUARTER. ALTOGETHER THERE WERE 20 CASES, A DECREASE OF 14 CASES COMPARED WITH THE SAME MONTH IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT GREEN MINIBUSES ROSE FROM 47 IN THE LAST QUARTER TO 73, AN INCREASE OF 20 CASES OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. THE MAIN AREAS OF COMPLAINTS WERE INADEQUATE SERVICE (28 CASES), MAXICABS NOT KEEPING TO FREQUENCY OR ROUTING (24 CASES) AND CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE OF DRIVERS (10 CASES).

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ON TRAFFIC CONDITIONS, 371 COMPLAINTS WERE MADE TO THE TCU IN THE QUARTER AS AGAINST 360 IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. COMPARED WITH THE 246 COMPLAINTS IN THE LAST QUARTER, THERE WAS AN INCREASE OF 125 CASES.

OVER ONE-HALF OF THE COMPLAINTS (192 CASES) WERE ABOUT ROAD CONGESTION. THEY WERE RECEIVED MOSTLY FROM ROAD USERS IN KOWLOON CITY, KWUN TONG, YAU MA TEI, WAN CHAI, SHA TIN AND TSUEN WAN. THE REMAINING CASES WERE MAINLY ABOUT TRAFFIC AIDS, PEDESTRIAN AND PARKING FACILITIES.

FEWER COMPLAINTS ON TRAFFIC CONDITIONS, HOWEVER, WER& RECEIVED IN THE LAST MONTH OF THE QUARTER. BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE 1995, THE NUMBER FELL FROM 159 TO 95, A DROP OF 64 CASES. THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS IN JUNE ALSO SHOWED A DROP OF 50 CASES WHEN COMPARED WITH THE 145 COMPLAINTS IN THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

THE MAJOR DECREASE WAS IN COMPLAINTS ABOUT ROAD CONGESTION AND COMPLAINTS CONCERNING PARKING FACILITIES. BOTH CATEGORIES OF COMPLAINTS WENT DOWN BY OVER 40 PER CENT BETWEEN MAY AND JUNE 1985 _ The FORMER DROPPED FROM 83 CASES TO 47 AND THE LATTER FROM 34 CASES TO 19.

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1983 INDUSTRIAL SURVEY REPORT OUT X K X M

A REPORT CONTAINING STATISTICS SHOWING THE STRUCTURAL AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIOUS INDUSTRIES HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE +1983 SURVEY OF INDUSTRJAL PRODUCTION+ REPORT PRESENTS THE MAJOR FINDINGS FROM A SURVEY CONDUCTED FROM APRIL 1984 TO EARLY THIS YEAR.

THE SURVEY COVERED ESSENTIALLY THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR. ESTABLISHMENTS ENGAGED IN MINING AND QUARRYING, AND IN THE SUPPLY OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS AND WATER WERE ALSO INCLUDED.

PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS IN THE SAME SERIES INCLUDE THE REPORT ON THE SURVEY OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR 1973 AND REPORTS ON ANNUAL SURVEYS FROM 1976 TO 1982.

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.

THEY CAN ALSO BE USED FOR ASSESSING INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE, IDENTIFYING STRUCTURAL CHANGES AND DRAWING INTER-INDUSTRY COMPARISONS.

THE REPORT 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 S9 PER COPY.

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EVENING COURSE FOR PART-TIME LECTURERS

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PRACTISING OR INTENDING PART-TIME TEACHERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A ONE-YEAR EVENING COURSE RUN BY THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE.

THE COURSE, STARTING IN LATE SEPTEMBER, IS DESIGNED TO TRAIN EVENING PART-TIME TEACHERS ENGAGED IN FURTHER EDUCATION CR THOSE WISHING TO TAKE UP EVENING PART-TIME TEACHING.

AIMED AT RAISING THE GENERAL STANDARD OF PART-TIME TEACHING, THE COURSE PROVIDES A STUDY OF PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF TEACHING.

IN ADDITION TO THEORETICAL STUDIES, EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON PRACTICAL TEACHING.

APPLICANTS SHOULD HAVE APPROPRIATE TECHNICAL OR ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS AND A GOOD COMMAND OF WRITTEN AND SPOKEN ENGLISH.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND CLASSES TWO EVENINGS A WEEK FOR 30 WEEKS.

APPLICATION FORMS, AVAILABLE FROM THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE, 373 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WAN CHAI, FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 5), SHOULD BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO THE COLLEGE BEFORE AUGUST 15.

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LITTER OFFENDERS FINED MORE THAN $3.7 MILLION * *’*

A TOTAL OF MORE THAN $3.7 MILLION COLLECTED FROM 21 312 LITTER OFFENDERS STAFF OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF THIS YEAR.

IN FINES WAS WHO WERE CHARGED BY DURING THE FIRST HALF

AMONG THE OFFENDERS, 2 357 WERE RECIDIVISTS, REPRESENTING JUST OVER 11 PER CENT OF THE LITTERBUGS, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT TODAY.

THE HIGHEST FINE AND AVERAGE FINE FOR RECIDIVISTS DURING THE PERIOD WERE $1 000 AND $295 RESPECTIVELY, WHILE THE AVERAGE FINE FOR FIRST-TIME OFFENDERS WAS $177.

♦THESE FIGURES PROVE THAT LITTERING - APART FROM BEING SELFISH AND ANTI-SOCIAL - CAN BE EXPENSIVE,♦ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

HE CALLED ON THE PUBLIC TO CULTIVATE THE HABIT OF ♦PUTTING IT IN THE BIN+, THEREBY KEEPING OUR CITY CLEAN.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1985

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TENDERS INVITED FOR SWIMMING POOL RESTAURANT K H M M

THE REGIONAL SERVICES THE OPERATION OF A GENERAL COMPLEX.

DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR RESTAURANT AT THE FANLING SWIMMING POOL

THE SWIMMING POOL IS A MAJOR AQUATIC SPORTS CENTRE IN THE NORTH DISTRICT AND WAS FREQUENTED BY MORE THAN 210 000 SWIMMERS LAST YEAR, AN RSD SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER CAN OPERATE THE RESTAURANT FROM OCTOBER 1 THIS YEAR UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 1987.

TENDER FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE RSD AT GROUND FLOOR, GARAGE NO. 1, TAI YUEN ESTATE, TAI PO; OR.AT NO. 170, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, SHEUNG SHU I.

COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE RSD HEADQUARTERS ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF SWIRE AND MACLAINE HOUSE, AUSTIN CENTRE, 19-23 AUSTIN AVENUE, TSIM SHA TSUI, BEFORE 9 AM ON AUGUST 30.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE RSD AT TELEPHONE 0-6570616.

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CAR PARK PROPOSED FOR TUEN MUN * * * *

THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A CAR PARKING AREA AND AN ACCESS ROAD AT THE JUNCTION OF TUEN MUN ROAD AND PUI TO ROAD IN TUEN MUN.

THE SCHEME FORMS PART OF THE CONTINUING PROGRAMME FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE YESTERDAY.

CENTRAL

KONG,

A PLAN SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING MAIN ENTRANCE, HONG THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE AND THE TUEN JjUN DISTRICT OFFICE, TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TUEN MUN, NEW TERRITORIES.

OBJECTIONS IN WRITING SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY OCTOBER 1.

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STREET IN WAN CHAI TO BE RECONSTRUCTED * * * *

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO RECONSTRUCT A SECTION OF ST. FRANCIS STREET BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND ST. FRANCIS YARD IN WAN CHAI.

WORK WILL INVOLVE IMPROVEMENT TO THE SURFACE OF THE STEEPLY-1NCLI NED STREET WHICH IS FREQUENTLY USED BY SCHOOL BUSES.

THE PROPOSED RECONSTRUCTION WILL RESULT IN THE CLOSURE OF THAT SECTION OF ST. FRANCIS STREET FOR ONE-AND-A-HALF MO DURING THIS PERIOD, HOWEVER, A FOOTPATH THROUGH THE WORK SITl WILL BE PROVIDED FOR PEDESTRIANS.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE ABOVE WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN T GAZETTE THIS WEEK..

A PLAN SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE. CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFF’ CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING. MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBV-DISTRICT LAND OFFICE (HONG KONG NORTH), 25 HARBOUR ROAD, HAR. CENTRE, 12TH FLOOR, HONG KONG, AND THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OF TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG.

OBJECTIONS IN WRITING SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY OCTOBER 1.

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KWUN TONG RESTRICTED ZONES

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A NUMBER OF ROADS IN KWUN TONG WILL BE DESIGNATED AS RES' ZONES FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUS:

THESE AREi

* THE SECTION OF HOI BUN ROAD BETWEEN KEI YIP STREET AND TSUN YIP STREET.

* THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HOI BUN ROAD BETWEEN HOW MING STREET AND TSUN YIP STREET.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES, MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

THE EXISTING RESTRICTED ZONE ON HOI BUN ROAD BETWEEN KEI YIP STREET AND TSUN YIP STREET WILL BE LIFTED.

FROM THE SAME DAY 23 GOODS VEHICLE PARKING METERS WILL BE INSTALLED IN HOI BUN ROAD TO RATION THE UTILISATION OF ON- ' PARKING SPACES. THESE ONE-HOUR METERS WILL CHARGE 50 CENTS FOF 30 MINUTES.

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FIRING PRACTICE

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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 FLARE HOISTED.

THE PRACTICE WILL BE FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUS FROM 3 PM TO 6 PM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 7), FROM 8 AM TO 4.3-ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (AUGUST 8 AND 9) AND FROM 8 AM TO IC ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 10).

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CHEUNG CHAU TAPS OFF X * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO C^TAIN PREMISES AND VILLAGES ON CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON I UE. (AUGUST 6) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TESTA.

TUP AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY PEAK ROAD. SAN HING S TAI qiin^trfftPAK SHE SAN TSUEN, TUNG WAN ROk, KWUN Y-' WAN ROAD SPORES ROAD AND NAM TAM WAN ROAD, INCLUDING LI TSAI TSUEN, SIN YAN TSENG TSUEN AND NAM SHE TONG.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRICE, VOLUME CHANGES IN NAY EXTERNAL TRADE ................... 1

RSD WARNS AGAINST ILLEGAL SLAUGHTERING ........................ 3

+TEMPORARY DOCUMENTS* AVAILABLE ............................... '♦

HILL WALKERS ADVISED TO PLAN ROUTE............................. 5

NEXT PHASE FOR NEW I.D. CARDS ................................. 7

MORE NICHES TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR CREMATION .............. 8

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECT FOR RESIDENTS ................... 8

VISIT PROGRAMME FOR DB MEMBERS................................. 9

FIREMEN SHOW SKILL IN FITNESS CONTEST.......................... 10

ROAD SAFETY AIMED AT THE YOUNG ................................ 11

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR TOLO HARBOUR SWIM ....................... 11

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 1935

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PRICE, VOLUME CHANGES IN MAY EXTERNAL TRADE H X K X

A COMPARISON OF THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, SHOWED THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECLINED BY FIVE PER CENT WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 39 PER CENT, GIVING A 11 PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IMPORTS INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY THREE PER CENT AND FOUR PER CENT RESPECTIVELY WHILE THOSE OF IMPORTS DECLINED BY TWO PER CENT.

COMPARING MAY 1985 WITH MAY 1984, THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS INCREASED BY EIGHT PER CENT. WITHIN TOTAL EXPORTS, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY NINE PER CENT WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS.ROSE BY 37 PER CENT. IMPORTS INCREASED BY SIX PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS. PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY ONE PER CENT AND TWO PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN MAY 1985 COMPARED WITH MAY 1984, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, PRICES INCREASED BY TWO PER CENT. PRICES OF IMPORTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASED BY FOUR PER CENT. AS A RESULT, THE TERMS CF 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 TWELVE MONTHS ENDING MAY 1985 WITH THE TWELVE MONTHS ENDING MAY 1984, THE VOLUME CF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY FIVE PER CENT AND 33 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, GIVING A 15 PER CENT INCREASE IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS. MEANWHILE, THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 11 PER CENT. PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, RE-EXPORTS AND IMPORTS ROSE, ON AVERAGE, BY EIGHT PER CENT, NINE PER CENT AND FOUR PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

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 CF PRICE,CHANGES. „

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP FOR ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC MAY AND FOR JANUARY-MAY OF 1985

AS SEEN FROM TABLE 1, THE EXPORT PRICES OF SOME COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED IN MAY 1985 COMPARED WITH MAY 1984, RANGING FROM TWO PER CENT FOR METAL MANUFACTURES TO SIX PER CENT FOR TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES. DECREASES IN EXPORT PRICES WERE REGISTERED FOR COMMODITY GROUPS SUCH AS METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-24 PER CENT), BATCHES AND CLOCKS, (-NINE PER CENT), DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-SEVEN PER CENT), TEXTILE FABRICS (-FIVE PER CENT), FOOTWEAR (-THREE PER CENT) AND RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-ONE PER CENT).

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THE DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME OF NEARLY ALL COMMODITY GROUPS DECREASED IN MAY 1985 COMPARED WITH MAY 1984, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (-30 PER CENT), TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-28 PER CENT), RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-22 PER CENT), ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-22 PER CENT), TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (-20 PER CENT), CLOTHING (-15 PER CENT), TEXTILE FABRICS (-15 PER CENT), FOOTWEAR (-EIGHT PER CENT) AND METAL MANUFACTURES (-EIGHT PER CENT). HOWEVER, MODERATE INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+11 PER CENT) AND METAL ORES AND SCRAP (+SEVEN PER CENT).

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

AS PRESENTED 4N TABLE 2, IMPORT PRICES OF ALL THE END-USE CATEGORIES DECREASED IN MAY 1985 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1984, BY ONE PER CENT FOR CONSUMER GOODS TO SEVEN PER CENT FOR FOODSTUFFS AND FUELS.

SOME OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS DECLINED IN VOLUME TERMS IN MAY 1985 COMPARED WITH MAY 1984, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD? SUGAR; VEGETABLES; RICE; FISH AND FISH PREPARATIONS, AND SWINE. HOWEVER, SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR TEA AND COFFEE 5 LIVE POULTRY; CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS, OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR; MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS AS WELL AS FRUIT.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MANY CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING PASSENGER MOTOR CARS; CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHT APPARATUS AND SUPPLIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY; RADIOS, TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS, TAPE RECORDERS AND AMPLIFIERS? HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES AS WELL AS FOOTWEAR. HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, MISCELLANEOUS MADE-UP ARTICLES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS, TOBACCO MANUFACTURES, CLOTHING AND WATCHES.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF SOME OF THE RAW MATERIALS AND SEMIMANUFACTURES ROSE IN MAY 1985 COMPARED WITH MAY 1984, AMONG WHICH SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED FOR WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR; IRON AND STEEL; BASE METALS, EXCLUDING IRON AND STEEL; WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK 5 WATCH AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS, CASES AND PARTS AS WELL AS SPECIAL TEXTILE FABRICS FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES. HOWEVER, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MAN-MADE FIBRES; LEATHER AND DRESSED FUR SKINS; WOVEN COTTON FABRICS; RAW COTTON; THERMIONIC CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, DIODES, TRANSISTORS AND ELECTRICAL MICROCIRCUITS; YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES AS WELL AS CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS DECREASED RATHER SIGNIFICANTLY.

IMPORTS OF FUELS ROSE BY 19 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS OVER THE SAME PERIOD.

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IN THE CAPITAL GOODS CATEGORY, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF ALL THE COMMODITIES INCREASED IN MAY 1985 OVER MAY 1984, THE MORE NOTABLE ONES BEING INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY OTHER THAN TEXTILE AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY; CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY; TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT TEXTILE MACHINERY AS WELL AS SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, OPTICAL, f€ASURING AND CONTROLLING INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS.

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

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF ALL THE END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN MAY 1985 WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1984, RANGING FROM NINE PER CENT FOR FOODSTUFFS TO 76 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE MAY 1985 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS+, WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE LATER THIS MONTH AT HK$2 PER COPY.

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RSD WARNS AGAINST ILLEGAL SLAUGHTERING X * * * *

NEW TERRITORIES VILLAGERS INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL SLAUGHTERING ARE WARNED TO STOP THEIR BUSINESS IMMEDIATELY, OR THEY WOULD BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ALSO ADVISED MEAT SHOP OPERATORS NOT TO PURCHASE UNCERTIFIED PIG CARCASSES FOR SALE AS IT WAS AN OFFENCE.

HE SAID THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR OPERATING A SLAUGHTERHOUSE WITHOUT A LICENCE WAS A FINE OF $10 000 WHILE THAT FOR POSSESSING UNCERTIFIED MEAT FOR SALE WAS $2 000.

DURING THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, 11 PERSONS WERE FINED A TOTAL OF $22 400 FOR OPERATING SLAUGHTERHOUSES WITHOUT A LICENCE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND ANOTHER 35 PERSONS WERE FINED A TOTAL OF $37 050 FOR POSSESSING UNCERTIFIED MEAT.

TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH, THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE RSD WILL CONTINUE TO CARRY OUT REGULAR RAIDS TO STAMP OUT THE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

HE ALSO APPEALED TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC NOT TO BUY FROM ON-STREET HAWKERS AS SUCH MEAT, MAINLY SUPPLIED BY UNLICENSED SLAUGHTERHOUSES, WAS NOT HYGIENICALLY PREPARED AND WOULD PROBABLY BE UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

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+TEMPORARY DOCUMENTS* AVAILABLE

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A TEMPORARY DOCUMENT COULD BE ISSUED ON REQUEST FOR URGENT USE IN THE EVENT OF UNNATURAL DEATH, WHICH WOULD ORDINARILY REQUIRE MORE TIME FOR REGISTRATION AND THE ISSUE OF A DEATH CERTIFICATE, A CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICER EXPLAINED TODAY.

SUCH A TEMPORARY DOCUMENT MIGHT SOMETIMES BE REQUIRED SPEEDILY FOR LEGAL OR OTHER ARRANGEMENTS, MRS JEAN AU-YEUNG, CHIEf IMMIGRATION OFFICER OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES HEAD OFFICE SAID.

MRS AU-YEUNG SAID THAT LONGER TIME IS TAKEN FOR REGISTRATION CF DEATHS - AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUE OF DEATH CERTIFICATES - IN SUCH SITUATIONS AS, FOR INSTANCE, AN UNNATURAL DEATH REQUIRING A CORONER’S HEARING.

THE LENGTH OF THE +PENDING PERIOD* WOULD DEPEND ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF EACH CASE. WHEN SATISFIED AS TO THE CAUSE OF DEATH. THE CORONER WOULD NOTIFY THE REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS OF THE PARTICULARS OF THE DECEASED TO ENABLE AN ENTRY TO BE MADE IN THE DEATH REGISTER.

THE REGISTRAR CAN THEN ISSUE A DEATH CERTIFICATE FOR THE PERSON CONCERNED ON APPLICATION BY A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC ON PAYMENT OF $10 FOR SEARCH OF RECORD AND $10 FOR A CERTIFICATE.

IN A CASE WHERE AN URGENT DOCUMENT MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, A TEMPORARY CERTIFYING LETTER MIGHT BE ISSUED FREE OF CHARGE ON REQUEST, SETTING OUT THE OCCURRENCE OF DEATH AND THE PARTICULARS OF THE DECEASED. HOWEVER, IN SUCH A CASE, THE CAUSE OF DEATH WOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE TEMPORARY DOCUMENT, SHE POINTED OUT.

SHE STRESSED THAT A DEATH CERTIFICATE WOULD BE ISSUED ONLY ON COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION, WHICH WOULD BE POSSIBLE ONLY WHEN THE CAUSE OF DEATH IS KNOWN, AND THAT THIS APPLIED THEREFORE, TO BOTH NATURAL AND UNNATURAL CAUSES OF DEATH.

+GENERALLY, ANY BURIAL WITHOUT REGISTRATION OF DEATH IS ILLEGAL. THIS APPLIES ALSO TO ALL NEWBORN BABIES WHO HAVE SHOWN SIGNS OF LIFE AT BIRTH, NO MATTER HOW BRIEFLY THEY LIVED,* SHE SAID.

SHE ADDED, HOWEVER, THAT CASES OF ILLEGAL BURIAL WHICH HAD COME TO THE REGISTRAR’S NOTICE WERE VERY RARE.

SHE EXPLAINED THAT A CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF DEATH FORM 12 WOULD BE ISSUED ON COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION FOR THE REMOVAL OF A BODY A FORM 10 WOULD BE ISSUED FOR BURIAL.

IN THE CASES OF UNNATURAL DEATH, THE CORONER WOULD ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF ORDER AUTHORISING BURIAL OR CREMATION OF THE BODY, WITHOUT THE NEED FOR REGISTRATION.

/XRS AU-YEUNG .......

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MRS AU-YEUNG SAID THAT +THE REGISTRATION PROCEDURE IS SIMPLE AND FREE OF CHARGE. IT NORMALLY TAKES ONLY 20 MINUTES. N THE CASE OF NATURAL DEATH, THE INFORMANT SHOULD GIVE THE REQUIRED l,NfQ^ATION TO THE REGISTRAR OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS WITHIN 24 HOURS (EXCLUDING THE TRAVELLING TIME, PUBLIC HOLIDAY AND NIGHT).

UPON REGISTRATION THE INFORMANT, WHO IS USUALLY THE NEXT OF KIN, IS REQUIRED TO PRODUCE A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE ATTENDING DOCTOR CERTIFYING THE CAUSE OF DEATH. IDENTITY CARDS OF BOTH THE DECEASED AND THE INFORMANT ARE ALSO NEEDED.

+APART FROM THE INFORMATION STATED ON THE ID CARD AND THE bEDICAL CERTIFICATE, PARTICULARS SUCH AS THE RANK AND PROFESSION OF THE DECEASED, RELATION WITH THE INFORMANT AND HIS OR HER ADDRESS ARE ALSO REQUIRED.*

STATISTICS SHOWED THAT 25 580 DEATHS WERE REGISTERED IN 1984 OUT OF WHICH 19 895 WERE NATURAL DEATHS AND 5 685 CASES REFERRED TO THE REGISTRAR BY THE CORONER.

WHILE THE BIRTHS AND DEATHS GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE AT LI PO CHUN CHAMBERS, 2/F, HANDLES ALL THE CASES REFERRED BY THE CORONER, NORMAL DEATHS OCCUR IN ALL DISTRICTS ARE REGISTERED IN THE CENTRE POINT DEATHS REGISTRY (CENTRE POINT, 2/F, 181-185 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI) OR CANTON ROAD DEATHS REGISTRY (9/F, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, ROOM 903-905)“' AND TSUEN WAN BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGE REGISTRY (FAR EAST BANK BU LDING, 3/F, CASTLE PEAK ROAD) ALSO DEALS WITH DEATHS WHICH OCCUR IN TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG.

POLICE STATIONS AT SHA TIN, TAI PO, SHEUNG SHU I, SHA TAU KOK, TA KWU LING, LOK MA CHAU, PAT HEUNG, YUEN LONG, LAU FAU SHAN, TOEN MUN, SAI KUNG, CHEUNG CHAU, LAMMA, MUI WO AND TAI 0 ARE_______

RESPONSIBLE FOR HANDLING DEATH REGISTRATION IN THE BUT DEATH CERTIFICATES CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED AT THE

NEW TERRITORIES,

ABOVE REGISTRIES.

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HILL WALKERS ADVISED TO PLAN ROUTE KO*

HILLS DURING

with MORE AND MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TAKING TO THE

THE HOT SUMMER MONTHS, THEY ARE REMINDED TO PLAN THEIR ROUTES ACCORDING TO THEIR EXPERIENCE AND PHYSICAL CAPABILITY.

CHIEF STAFF OFFICER OF THE CIVIL AID SERVICES, MR JOHN FORTUNE GAVE THIS ADVICE FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT ON JULY 29 IN WHICH SEVEN HILL WALKERS HAD TO BE LED TO SAFETY FROM MOUNTAINS TO THE NORTH OF MA ON SHAN.

HE SAID THAT THE ROUTE MUST BE VERY CAREFULLY PLANNED AND WALKERS SHOULD CARRY THE CORRECT EQUIPMENT, PLENTY OF WATER AND WEAR THE CORRECT CLOTHING.

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THE CAS MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM THAT WENT TO THE RESCUE OF THE WALKERS LEARNED THAT THEY HAD NO EXPERIENCE IN HILL WALKING.

THE EXPEDITION ITSELF WAS TOO AMBITIOUS FOR THE WALKERS. THEIR FOOTWEAR WAS TOTALLY UNSUITED TO THE ROUGH TERRAIN AND SOME OF THE WALKERS BECAME PHYSICALLY EXHAUSTED AND UNABLE TO CARRY ON WITH THEIR JOURNEY.

MR FORTUNE, WHO IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS COMMITTEE, SAID THAT DURING THE SUMMER, MID-DAY. TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE REGION OF 30 DEGREES CELSIUS. IT WAS ALSO VERY HUMID WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF SUDDEN THUNDERSTORMS AND IN MANY LOCATIONS THERE WAS VERY LITTLE COVER FROM THE UNRELENTING HEAT OF THE SUN.

+WALKERS MUST NOT OVER-ESTIMATE THEIR PHYSICAL STATE, THEY CAN TIRE VERY EASILY AND MAY THEN BEGIN TO SUFFER FROM HEATEXHAUSTION, SUN STROKE AND ALSO DEHYDRATION,* MR FORTUNE SAID.

+IT IS MUCH BETTER TO PLAN A WALK OR EXPEDITION ON THE LOWER SLOPES OF HILLS AND ALONG EASY ROUTES.

+ IT IS ALSO ADVISABLE TO START OUT EARLY IN THE MORNING, SO AS TO AVOID THE MID-DAY HEAT,* HE SAID.

THEY SHOULD HAVE ESSENTIAL CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SUN HAT, GOOD WALKING SHOES, A GOOD PAIR OF SOCKS TO AVOID BLISTERED FEET AND FIRST AID KIT, SUN-TAN CREAM AND OTHER BASIC ESSENTIALS.

IT WAS ALSO NECESSARY TO CARRY A TORCH AND A WHISTLE IN CASE OF BEING LOST, HE SAID.

+THE INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS SIGNAL IS SIX LONG BLASTS ON THE WHISTLE OR SIX LONG FLASHES'OF A TORCHLIGHT AT NIGHT. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE EITHER OF THESE, THEN SHOUT SIX TIME FOR HELP.

+PAUSE ONE MINUTE AND THEN REPEAT. KEEP GIVING THESE SIGNALS AT INTERVALS. IF THEY ARE HEARD OR SEEN. THE REPLY SHOULD BE THREE BLASTS OR FLASHES OR SHOUTS, REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES,* MR FORTUNE SAID.

OTHER USEFUL HINTS TO FOLLOW ARE:

* NEVER WALK IN THE HILLS ALONE, ALWAYS GO IN A GROUP.

* EACH GROUP SHOULD HAVE A LEADER WHO IS A RECOGNISED PERSON WITH EXPERIENCE.

X AN EXPERIENCED WALKER SHOULD BRING UP THE REAR OF THE PARTY TO KEEP THE GROUP TOGETHER.

X THE GROUP SHOULD MOVE AT THE SPEED OF THE SLOWEST PERSON AND ENSURE NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND.

X THE PARTY SHOULD CARRY EMERGENCY FOOD, A COIL OF THIN NYLON ROPE, GET AN UPDATED WEATHER REPORT AND INDICATE TO A RESPONSIBLE PERSON WHERE THEY WERE GOING AND THE APPROXIMATE TIME OF RETURN.

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NEXT PHASE FOR NEW I.D. CARDS *****

MEN BORN IN 1929, 1930, 1931 AND 1932 WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY).

mav rLH|,3*TH*^v UNTIL SEpTEMBER 7, DURING WHICH APPLICANTS

at ANY 0F THE EIGHT i-d- CARD ISSUE OFFICES BETWEEN

8 AM AND 9.30 PM, MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS. BUT ALL OFFICES WILL

BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 24 AND 26, BEING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

+THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE USUALLY VERY BUSY DURING THE FIRST

FE* £AYS °F A NEW PHASE- MANY APPLICANTS HAVE TO BE TURNED AWAY

ON THEIR FIRST VISIT AND ASKED TO COME BACK AT A LATER DATE,*

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

HE THEREFORE ADVISED APPLICANTS TO AVOID THE INITIAL RUSH.

+ANOTHER WAY OF MINIMISING INCONVENIENCE IS TO MAKE USE OF THE MAIL-IN APPOINTMENT SERVICE,* HE SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE SERVICE ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND IMMIGRATION OFFICES.

+PEOPLE CAN ALSO RING OUR DEPARTMENT ON 3-7333111 REQUESTING FOR FORMS TO BE MAILED TO THEM,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

+COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE ISSUE OFFICE OF ONE’S CHOICE AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE THE END OF THE PHASE,* It SAID.

THE ADDRESSES OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES ARE :

HONG KONG

EAST KOWLOON

WEST KOWLOON

TSUEN WAN

SHA TIN

YUEN LONG

TUEN MUN

: BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI.

: AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

• CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

; EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET.

: SHA TIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG POK STREET.

: HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD.

: CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN.

SHEUNG SHU I : TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI.

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT THERE WOULD BE NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, WHO WOULD BE REPATRIATED UPON DETECTION.

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MORE NICHES TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR CREMATION

X X X X X

THE URBAN COUNCIL’S DIAMOND HILL COLUMBARIUM WILL REPLACE THE CAPE COLLINSON COLUMBARIUM AS THE BIGGEST IN THE URBAN AREA WHEN A NINE-STOREY EXTENSION TO THE COLUMBARIUM IS COMPLETED IN EARLY 1987. THIS WILL TAKE THE NUMBER OF NICHES AVAILABLE THERE FROM 6 612 TO OVER 42 OOO.

PILING AND FOUNDATION WORK FOR THE EXTENSION HAVE RECENTLY BEEN COMPLETED AND TENDERS ARE NOW BEING INVITED* TO BUILD THE SUPERSTRUCTURE.

TWO LIFTS WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE BUILDING AND SHOULD PROVE A BOON TO VISITORS, SPECIALLY THE ELDERLY.

A TOTAL OF 36 000 ADDITIONAL NICHES WILL BE PROVIDED, OF WHICH ONE QUARTER WILL BE FAMILY NICHES ABLE TO TAKE FOUR URNS.

SINCE THE DIAMOND HILL COLUMBARIUM WAS OPENED IN 1979 A NUMBER OF EXTENSION WORKS HAVE BEEN CARRIED OUT TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR CREMATION.

AN URBAN COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT THE RATIO OF CREMATIONS TO BURIALS HAD NOW RISEN TO ABOUT 63 TO 37.

+IT IS HOPED THAT THE COUNCIL’S TARGET OF 65 TO 35 WILL BE ACHIEVED IN THE NEAR FUTURE,* HE ADDED.

AT THE COUNCIL’S OTHER COLUMBARIUM, AT CAPE COLLINSON ON HONG KONG ISLAND, EXTENSIONS ARE BEING MADE TO TAKE AN ADDITIONAL 13 000 NICHES, AND THE WORK IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

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COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECT FOR RESIDENTS X X X X X

THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD HAS LAUNCHED A COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECT TO FIND OUT THE EFFECTS OF SIGNBOARDS ON RESIDENTS, AND TO STUDY THE INFLUENCE VARIOUS RECREATION CENTRES HAVE ON ADOLESCENTS.

THE +COMMUNITY IN PERSPECTIVE* PROJECT IS AIMED AT ENHANCING RESIDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR DISTRICT AND TO FOSTER A SENSE OF BELONGING IN THE COMMUNITY.

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD IN THE COMING MONTHS TO HELP PARTICIPANTS UNDERSTAND VARIOUS PROBLEMS IN THE DISTRICT SO THAT THEY CAN FIND SOLUTIONS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE SITUATION.

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THEY WILL BE TAKING PART IN ORIENTATION CAMPS, LECTURES, VISITS, FORUMS AND SEMINARS.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE FINDING OUT WHETHER SIGNBOARDS ARE CAUSING AN OBSTRUCTION AND NUISANCE TO RESIDENTS IN THE DENSELY POPULATED DISTRICT.

THEY WILL ALSO STUDY THE EFFECTS BILLIARD PARLOURS AND TV GAMES CENTRES HAVE ON TEENAGERS.

THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROJECT WILL* BE CAREFULLY DOCUMENTED AND CONSIDERED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTION.

SINCE THE FIRST +COMMUNITY IN PERSPECTIVE* PROJECT, WHICH WAS LAUNCHED LAST YEAR, HAS PROVED AN EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR RESIDENTS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON LOCAL ISSUES, THE BOARD DECIDED TO MAKE IT AN ANNUAL EVENT.

FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE PROJECT CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE AT 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD OR BY TELEPHONING 3-802251.

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VISIT PROGRAMME FOR DB MEMBERS

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THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE HAS DRAWN UP AN EXTENSIVE PROGRAMME OF VISITS TO FAMILIARISE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WITH THE OPERATION OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

THE VISITS WILL ENABLE MEMBERS TO GAIN FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE WORK AND OPERATION OF DEPARTMENTS AND ORGANISATIONS, AND WILL GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND THE LOCAL BODIES ON VARIOUS DISTRICT ISSUES.

♦SINCE APRIL, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS VISITED A POWER STATION, PRISONS AND WELFARE AGENCIES AND THEIR RESPONSE HAS BEEN FAVOURABLE,* A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT HAS INCLUDED 20 ORGANISATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES IN THE FAMILIARISATION PROGRAMME AND ABOUT TWO VISITS WILL BE ARRANGED EACH MONTH,* HE SAID.

VISITS TO HOSPITALS, WELFARE AGENCIES, AND PRIVATE ORGANISATIONS INCLUDE QUEEN MARY, NAM LONG AND GRANTHAM HOSPITALS* THE EBENEZER SCHOOL AND HOME FOR THE BLIND; THE CHESHIRE HOME I THE SANDY BAY J.F. KENNEDY CENTRE; THE MARYCOVE CENTRE; THE AP LEI CHAU OIL DEPOT, THE HONG KONG SCHOOL OF MOTORING AND THE HONG KONG SEA SCHOOL.

/FAMILIARISATION .......

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FAMILIARISATION TOURS OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS INCLUDE THE COUNTRYSIDE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION? THE ABERDEEN WHOLESALE FISH market of THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT! THE ABERDEEN FIRE STATION? THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S MARINE AND_ ISLAND DIVISION; THE ABERDEEN TUNNEL CONTROL ROOM; AND THE URBAN COUNCIL’S MARKET COMPLEX.

♦AS TWO REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU SOON, ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE LA^T MONTH FOR MEMBERS TO VISIT FOUR RCP’S BUILT IN CAUSEWAY BAY, WAN CHAI AND HAPPY VALLEY TO HAVE A LOOK AT THEIR OPERATIONS AND FUNCTIONS,+

THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THERE ARE ALSO

PLANS TO VISIT THE ICAC, RTHK, THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE POST OFFICE, THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY,+ HE ADDED.

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FIREMEN SHOW SKILL IN FITNESS CONTEST

* * *

AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAGED A COMPETITION TODAY (SUNDAY) IN CONJUNCTION WITH TVB TO TEST THE ABILITY AND PHYSICAL FITNESS OF FIREMEN IN THE THREE OPERATIONAL FIRE COMMANDS OF HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

POINTS WERE GIVEN BY A PANEL OF JUDGES CHAIRED BY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER TOM GARDINER TO EACH TEAM FOR EFFICIENCY AND SKILL.

THE FIRST EVENT WAS A FOUR-MAN HOSE DRILL INCORPORATING A BREAKING-IN. EACH PARTICIPATING TEAM COMPRISED A SENIOR FIREMAN AND THREE FIREMEN.

THE SECOND COMPETITION WAS A FOUR-PART RELAY INVOLVING TWO FIREMEN AND TWO AMBULANCEMEN FROM EACH COMMAND.

THE FINAL EVENT WAS A RESCUE OPERATION AND A HYDRAULIC PLATFORM FIRE APPLIANCE AND AN AMBULANCE WITH A FULL CREW WERE DEPLOYED FOR THE CONTEST.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR ALLEN LEE, PRESENTED PRIZES TO THE OVERALL CHAMPION AND WINNERS OF INDIVIDUAL EVENTS.

THE ACTING GENERAL MANAGER OF TVB, MR T.K. HO, LATER PRESENTED A SOUVENIR TO THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES, MR ROBERT HOLMES.

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ROAD SAFETY AIMED AT THE YOUNG *****

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A SLOGAN CONTEST IS BEING HELD IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT TO AROUSE YOUNG PEOPLE’S AWARENESS IN OBSERVING THE ROAD SAFETY CODE.

THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO YOUTHS UNDER 25 YEARS OLD, AND WINNING ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE BOOK COUPONS UP TO $500 IN VALUE.

THE TOP WINNING ENTRY WILL BE USED AS THE PUBLICITY SLOGAN DURING THE MONTH-LONG ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN IN THE DISTRICT TO BE LAUNCHED ON SEPTEMBER 22.

ALL SLOGANS SUBMITTED SHOULD BE IN CHINESE AND MUST*NOT EXCEED 20 WORDS.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE CONTEST IS PART OF A MAJOR CAMPAIGN TO ENHANCE ROAD USERS’ CONCERN IN ROAD SAFETY WITH THE AIM OF REDUCING TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.

THE CAMPAIGN WILL FOCUS ON TWO ASPECTS OF ROAD SAFETY -EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT - AND ACTIVITIES TO BE ORGANISED TO DRIVE THE MESSAGE HOME INCLUDE A VARIETY SHOW, AN EXHIBITION, A ROAD SAFETY TOWN DISPLAY, GAMES STALLS, AND A RANDOM SELECTION CF MODEL PEDESTRIANS.

SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE POLICE AND THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE DEADLINE OF THE SLOGAN CONTEST IS SEPTEMBER 7, AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRES OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, AND ALL JUNIOR POLICE CALL CENTRES.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN -FOR TOLO HARBOUR SWIM * * * *

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE ANNUAL CROSS-HARBOUR SWIM IN TAI PO TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 15.

THE 18TH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM IS ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND SPONSORED BY THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD AND A BREWERY.

THE RACE. OPEN TO ALL SWIMMERS AGED 12 OR ABOVE, WILL START AT 10.30 AM F&OM SHA LAN TO TAI MEI TUK, COVERING A DISTANCE OF 2 400 METRES.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST 10 WINNERS IN THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GROUPS, WHILE THOSE WHO CAN COMPLETE THE FULL COURSE IN 90 MINUTES WILL RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATES.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE EVENT ARE AVAILABLE FROM ALL DISTRICT OFFICES; OFFICES OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE DIVISION, MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH; THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE AND THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS AUGUST 30.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

COMMENTS SOUGHT ON HOUSING SUBSIDY GREEN PAPER ............... 1

ONE LEGCO NOMINATION RECEIVED ................................ 5

HK’S EXPO f86 CONFIRMATION A ’TIMELY* DECISION................ 5

THREE ’BOAT BRIDE* FAMILIES SEEK ASSISTANCE .................. 6

ONE MORE TOXIC WINE FOUND..................................... 7

APPRENTICE INSPECTORS NEED EMPLOYERS’ CO-OPERATION ........... 7

COUNCIL MEMBERS VISIT RSD FACILITIES ......................... 8

DB MEMBERS VISIT TAI PO THA’S ................................ 8

QUEEN MOTHER STAMP SET OUT WEDNESDAY.......................... 9

REGIONAL SERVICES DIRECTOR COMMENDS GDT MEMBERS .............. 9

CASTLE PEAK ROAD SECTION TO BE WIDENED ....................... 10

SPORTS, AMENITIES SECTIONS MOVE TO NEW PREMISES .............. 10

ROAD IN WAN CHAI CLOSED....................................... 11

WATER STORAGE FIGURE.......................................... 11

TSING YI WATER CUT

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COMMENTS SOUGHT ON HOUSING SUBSIDY GREEN PAPER M M M

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TODAY (MONDAY) PUBLISHED A GREEN PAPER WHICH SETS OUT FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION PROPOSALS ON THE ISSUE OF HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

A SPECIAL COMMITTEE, THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING, WAS SET UP IN LAST OCTOBER. CHAIRED BY MR F.K. HU, THE COMMITTEE CONSISTS MAINLY OF UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY. IT MET SIX TIMES AND HAS SUBMITTED AN INTERIM REPORT TO THE AUTHORITY AS A RESULT OF ITS DELIBERATIONS.

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY GENERALLY ENDORSED THE APPROACH OF THE COMMITTEE BUT HAS NOT YET ADOPTED AS POLICY THE SUGGESTIONS CONTAINED IN THE GREEN PAPER.

A SPOKESMAN OF THE AUTHORITY SAID THAT THE AUTHORITY WELCOMES THE PUBLIC TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE SUGGESTIONS MADE BY THE COMMITTEE, AND A DECISION WILL BE MADE IN THE LIGHT OF COMMENTS MADE BY THE PUBLIC.

THE PERIOD OF CONSULTATION IS TENTATIVELY SET FOR THREE MONTHS ENDING OCTOBER 31. HOWEVER, THE SPOKESMAN SAYS THAT THE CONSULTATION PERIOD CAN BE EXTENDED IF NECESSARY.

PUBLIC HOUSING RENTS ARE SUBSTANTIALLY BELOW MARKET LEVELS AND THIS HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE WITH VERY HEAVY GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES. THE GOVERNMENT PROVIDES LAND FREE OF CHARGE AND LENDS MONEY ON SPECIAL CONCESSIONARY TERMS TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC RENTAL ESTATES.

OVER THE YEARS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS MADE AVAILABLE OVER 122 OOO MILLION TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE PUBLIC HOUSING FOR 2.4 MILLION HONG KONG PEOPLE.

ON THE OTHER HAND, STATISTICS SHOW THAT A CONSIDERABLE NUMBER OF LONG-TIME PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS HAVE INCOME WELL ABOVE THE WAITING LIST INCOME LIMIT. PUBLIC HOUSING RENT LEVELS HAVE NEITHER KEPT PACE WITH INFLATION NOR HAVE THEY BEEN KEPT IN LINE WITH THE REAL INCOME GROWTH OF PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS.

WHILE PROPOSING THAT TENANTS WHO HAVE IMPROVED THEIR FINANCIAL SITUATION OVER THE YEARS SHOULD NOT BE EVICTED, THE COMMITTEE RECOGNISED IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO DEFINE THE TERM ♦WELL-OFF TENANTS*.

IT CONCLUDES THAT PUBLIC HOUSING SUBSIDY SHOULD BE REDUCED FOR THOSE TENANTS WHO ARE NO LONGER IN NEED OF IT, AND THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD TO PAY A HIGHER RENT SHOULD BE EXPECTED TO DO SO, SO THAT HEAVY HOUSING SUBSIDY SHOULD ONLY BE GIVEN TO THOSE MOST IN NEED.

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THE COMMITTEE HAS MADE THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS:

K AFTER THEIR INITIAL 10 YEARS OF STAY IN PUBLIC HOUSING, TENANTS SHOULD BE CHARGED TWICE THE NET RENT PLUS RATES, UNLESS THEY DECLARE AND CAN PROVE TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY THAT THEIR INCOME DOES NOT EXCEED A SUBSIDY INCOME LIMIT.

* THIS SUBSIDY INCOME LIMIT SHOULD BE FIXED AT ONE AND A HALF TIMES (I.E. 50 PER CENT ABOVE) THE PREVAILING WAITING LIST INCOME LIMIT, WITH ALLOWANCE FOR DIFFERENT HOUSEHOLD SIZES AND FOR FAMILIES WITH MORE THAN ONE EARNER. BECAUSE THE PROPOSED METHOD OF INCOME CALCULATION TAKES INTO ACCOUNT ONLY 60 PER CENT OF THE INCOME OF EARNERS OTHER THAN THE TENANCY HOLDER AND HIS/HER SPOUSE, THE SUBSIDY INCOME LIMIT IN EFFECT WOULD BE NEAR TO TWICE' THE WAITING LIST INCOME LIMIT IN RESPECT OF MANY HOUSEHOLDS WITH OTHER EARNERS.

# THE ONUS OF PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY FOR CONTINUING TO PAY THE EXISTING RENT WOULD REST WITH THE TENANTS.

M IF THE INCOME OF HOUSEHOLDS PAYING TWICE THE NET RENT SHOULD FALL BELOW THE PREVAILING WAITING LIST INCOME LIMIT, THEN THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR RELIEF AT ANY TIME.

M TWO CATEGORIES OF HOUSEHOLDS SHOULD BE EXEMPTED: HOUSEHOLDS ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND HOUSEHOLDS WITH ALL MEMBERS AGED 60 OR OVER AND WHO WERE ADMITTED THROUGH THE ELDERLY PRIORITY SCHEME.

* FOR THOSE HOUSEHOLDS WHO HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO MOVE AT THE INITIATIVE OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY, SUCH AS IN REDEVELOPMENT CASES, THE CALCULATION OF THE INITIAL 10 YEARS WOULD START WITH THEIR NEW TENANCY.

X MEASURES TO REDUCE HOUSING SUBSIDY TO THOSE PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS WHO ARE NO LONGER IN NEED SHOULD BE REVIEWED PERIODICALLY.

AS TO WHAT IS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE INCOME CALCULATION, TWO OPTIONS ARE SET OUT FOR PUBLIC CONSIDERATION. THE FIRST OPTION IS SIMILAR TO THOSE THAT ARE USED IN THE INCOME CALCULATION FOR WAITING LIST APPLICANTS, IN WHICH ONLY INCOME ARISING FROM EMPLOYMENT AND INVESTMENTS WOULD BE COUNTED.

THE OTHER OPTION IS THAT IN ADDITION TO INCOME FROM EMPLOYMENT AND INVESTMENTS, HOUSEHOLD INCOME SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE 5 PER CENT OF THE ASSESSED VALUE OF NON-INCOME GENERATING ASSETS, CONVERTED TO MONTHLY EQUIVALENTS.

THE COMMITTEE SUGGESTS THAT ALL AFFECTED TENANTS SHOULD BE GIVEN AT LEAST SIX MONTHS’ NOTICE BEFORE BEING REQUIRED TO PAY THE NEW RENT AND THAT TENANTS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT A DECLARATION FORM WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE NEW RENT ON EXPIRY OF THE SIX MONTHS’ NOTICE.

/THERE ARE .......

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THERE ARE AT PRESENT 285 OOO HOUSEHOLDS WHO HAVE STAYED IN RENTAL PUBLIC HOUSING FOR 10 YEARS OR MORE. AS IT WOULD BE IMPRACTICABLE TO PROCESS THEM ALL AT ONCE, THE COMMITTEE SUGGESTS THAT, TO ENSURE SMOOTH IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENTS, ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE LIVED IN PUBLIC HOUSING FOR 23 YEARS OR MORE (ABOUT 30 000 HOUSEHOLDS) WILL BE PROCESSED IN THE FIRST YEAR.

THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES TO BE PROCESSED IN THE SUBSEQUENT YEARS WILL INCREASE GRADUALLY, SUCH THAT ALL BACKLOGS WILL BE CLEARED BY THE END OF THE FIFTH YEAR.

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY EXPECTS PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE GREEN PAPER TO BE AS WIDE AS POSSIBLE, PARTICULARLY THROUGH THE AVENUES OF DISTRICT BOARDS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS.

COPIES OF THE GREEN PAPER CAN BE OBTAINED FREE OF CHARGE FROM ALL PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE OFFICES, OTHER HOUSING DEPARTMENT OFFICES, DISTRICT OFFICES AND PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE PROPOSALS BY WRITING TO THE SECRETARY, COMMITTEE ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING, HONG KONG HOUSING AUTHORITY, 101 PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, KOWLOON.

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ONE LEGCO NOMINATION RECEIVED ******

ONE NOMINATION FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT month RECEIVED UP TO 5 PM TODAY (MONDAY), BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER RECEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS TO EIGHT.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE WHOSE NOMINATION FORM WAS RECEIVED TODAY:

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION

1. LABOUR PANG CHUN-HOI M 64 RETIRED TEXTILE EMPLOYEE

CONTACT TEL. NO.

3-943518

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FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NO. OF

NOMINATIONS (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS)_____________RECEIVED ____

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) .......

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ................... 1

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................

5. KWUN TONG (1) ..........................

6. WONG TAI SIN (1) .......................

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) .......................

8. SHAM SHUI PO (1) .......................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) .............

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) .............

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ............

SUB-TOTAL 1

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) .......................

COMMERCIAL II (1) ......................

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) ........................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) ......................

3. FINANCIAL (1) ...........................

4. LABOUR (2) ................................. 1

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6. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ....................... 1

6. MEDICAL (1) ............................

7. TEACHING (1) ....................... 3

8. LEGAL (1) ................................. 1

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) ..........

SUB-TOTAL 7

TOTAL ■ 8

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HK’S EXPO *86 CONFIRMATION A ’TIMELY’ DECISION

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THE DECISION LAST TUESDAY BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CONFIRMING HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN EXPO ’86 WAS IMMEDIATELY CONVEYED TO THE EXPO ORGANISERS IN VANCOUVER WHO CALLED A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE EARLY HOURS OF WEDNESDAY MORNING (HONG KONG TIME) TO ANNOUNCE IT, THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR PETER MOSS, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

IT CAME +NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON, BECAUSE THE MEDIA THERE HAD BEEN GROWING IMPATIENT FOR NEWS AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE TAKING PART,+ HE TOLD MEMBERS OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF VICTORIA AT THEIR LUNCHEON MEETING.

+THE SITE WHICH HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR US BY THE ORGANISERS IS VERY STRATEGICALLY LOCATED ALONGSIDE THE MAIN THOROUGHFARE OF THE EXPO GROUNDS, AND RIGHT BESIDE THE MONORAIL SYSTEM WHICH WILL BE A PRIME MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION,+ MR MOSS SAID.

THIS CHOICE LOCATION WAS AGAIN INDICATIVE OF THE IMPORTANCE WHICH THE ORGANISERS ATTACHED TO HONG KONG’S PAVILION, HE ADDED.

THE EXPOSITION, WHICH WILL BE HELD BETWEEN MAY 2 AND OCTOBER 13, IS EXPECTED TO DRAW SOME 14 MILLION VISITORS. AMONG THE 30 PARTICIPATING NATIONS WERE BRITAIN, THE UNITED STATES, CHINA, THE SOVIET UNION, JAPAN, FRANCE, GERMANY AND AUSTRALIA.

+HONG KONG WILL BE ATTRACTING ITS FAIR SHARE OF ATTENTION AT EXPO ’86 DESPITE THE SCOPE AND THE QUALITY OF ITS RIVAL ATTRACTIONS,* MR MOSS SAID.

+WE KNOW THAT THE NAME ’HONG KONG’ IS FAMILIAR TO EVERYONE WHO WILL BE TOURING THE EXPO SITE.

♦IT IS A NAME WHICH, WHEN THEY SEE IT ON THE SIGNBOARDS, WILL STRIKE AN INSTANT cAoRD OF RECOGNITION, STIRRING EXOTIC ASSOCIATIONS WHICH MAY WELL, IN THEMSELVES, BE ENOUGH TO PULL

IN THE CROWDS.

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♦AND WE PLAN TO EXPLOIT THOSE ASSOCIATIONS QUITE SHAMELESSLY, NO MATTER HOW OUTWORN AND OUTMODED THE PRECONCEPTIONS THAT PROMPT THEM,+ HE ADDED.

♦BECAUSE THAT WILL AT LEAST SERVE TO LURE THE VISITORS INSIDE, WHERE OUR INTENTION IS TO SHATTER THE CHARMING MYTH AND REPLACE IT WITH THE FAR MORE EXCITING REALITY,* HE ADDED.

IN FACT THIS WAS THE ESSENCE OF THE BRIEF SUPPLIED TO DESIGNERS, BOTH LOCALLY AND OVERSEAS, WHO WERE INVITED TO PUT FORWARD THEIR BIDS FOR DESIGNING THE PAVILION.

MR MOSS SAID THAT OF THE 40 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED, 15 WERE FROM HONG KONG, 15 FROM CANADA, SEVEN FROM THE U.S. AND THREE FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM.

A SHORTLIST OF THREE HAD BEEN SELECTED BY THE COORDINATING COMMITTEE AND THEY HAVE BEEN INVITED TO SUBMIT THE FINISHED PRESENTATIONS BY AUGUST 16 AT THE LATEST.

♦SO BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH WE WILL HAVE THE DESIGN APPROVED BY THE COMMITTEE AND WE WILL KNOW THEN WHAT THE PAVILION WILL LOOK LIKE AND WHAT IT WILL CONTAIN,+ HE SAID.

WITH THE BUDGET OF $10.5 MILLION AT PRESENT - CONTRIBUTED BY THE MAIN SPONSORS COMPRISING THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT, THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE TOURIST ASSOCIATION, THE HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANK, THE SWIRE GROUP, CABLE AND WIRELESS AND THE SING TAO NEWSPAPER GROUP - THE COORDINATING COMMITTEE COULD BUILD, STAFF AND RUN A PAVILION THAT WOULD PUT OVER HONG KONG’S MESSAGE AT THE EXPO.

♦ANY ADDITIONAL MONEY WE CAN RAISE WILL SERVE AS ICING ON THE CAKE. FOR, AS WITH ANY OTHER VENTURE, THE MORE WE INVEST, THE BETTER THE END RESULT,* HE SAID. ____ ____ 

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THREE 'BOAT BRIDE’ FAMILIES SEEK ASSISTANCE * * * *

THE FAMILIES OF THREE BOAT BRIDES HAVE SO FAR APPLIED FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AFTER STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT VISITED THE 14 FAMILIES LAST WEEK, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

CONTRARY TO REPORTS IN SOME NEWSPAPERS, STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT DID NOT SUGGEST THAT THE HUSBANDS OF THE BOAT BRIDES SHOULD DISCONTINUE WORK IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN, IT HAD BEEN SUGGESTED THAT IF NO SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENTS COULD BE MADE, THE FATHERS COULD CONSIDER STAYING HOME AND TAKING CARE OF THE CHILDREN THEMSELVES, IN WHICH CASE THEY COULD APPLY FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

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ALL CHILD CARE PROBLEMS OF THE 14 FAMILIES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED. ALL THE CHILDREN WERE BEING TAKEN CARE OF BY THEIR OWN FAMILIES AND RELATIVES, EXCEPT FOR ONE CHILD WHO WAS IN THE CARE OF A CHILD MINDER.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE DEPARTMENT WOULD MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH THE 14 FAMILIES AND RENDER ASSISTANCE WHEREVER POSSIBLE.

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ONE MORE TOXIC WINE FOUND *****

ONE MORE BRAND OF AUSTRIAN WINE HAS BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AUSTRIAN WINES CONTAINING THE ANTI-FREEZE CHEMICAL TO 14.

THE NAME OF THE WINE IS ILLMITZER KAISERGARTEN BEERENAUSLESE

1977

INVESTIGATIONS ARE STILL CONTINUING TO TRY AND ESTABLISH HOW MANY BOTTLES OF THE WINE HAVE REACHED THE MARKET.

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EMPLOYERS ARE ASKED TO CO-OPERATE WHEN INSPECTORS FROM THE APPRENTICESHIP SECTION OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT VISIT ESTABLISHMENTS INVOLVED IN DESIGNATED TRADES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT UNDER SECTION 35(A) OF THE APPRENTICESHIP ORDINANCE, AN INSPECTOR OF APPRENTICES IS EMPOWERED TO ENTER AND INSPECT, BY DAY OR NIGHT, ANY PREMISES IN WHICH HE KNOWS, OR HAS REASONABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE, THAT AN APPRENTICE OR A YOUNG PERSON IS BEING EMPLOYED IN A DESIGNATED TRADE.

+AN INSPECTOR OF APPRENTICES CARRIES WITH HIM A WARRANT AND A GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARD AND HE HAS TO PRODUCE THEM UPON HIS ENTRY TO ANY PREMISES FOR INSPECTION,+ HE SAID.

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♦ANY PERSON WHO OBSTRUCTS AN INSPECTOR FROM EXERCISING ANY FUNCTION, DUTY OR POWER UNDER THE APPRENTICESHIP ORDINANCE MAY BE PROSECUTED. ON CONVICTION, HE IS LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5 OOO AND A SENTENCE OF SIX MONTHS IN PR I SON,+ HE ADDED.

EMPLOYERS HAVING ENQUIRIES CAN CONTACT THE BRANCH OFFICES CF THE APPRENTICESHIP SECTION ON 5-8932341 EXT. 351 FOR THE HONG KONG BRANCH OFFICE ? 3-7151603 FOR TO KWA WAN BRANCH OFFICE 5 3-667612 FOR TSIM SHA TSUI BRANCH OFFICE; 0-297908 FOR TSUEN WAN BRANCH OFFICE AND 3-49HO9 FOR KWUN TONG BRANCH OFFICE.

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COUNCIL MEMBERS VISIT RSD FACILITIES

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MEMBERS OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, LED BY THE CHAIRMAN, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, TODAY (MONDAY) PAID A FAMILIARISATION VISIT TO THE FU SHAN CREMATORIUM AND COLUMBARIUM IN SHA TIN.

LOCATED AT LOWER SHING MUN ROAD AND SURROUNDED BY HILLS, THE CREMATORIUM, MANAGED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, OCCUPIES AN AREA OF 2.5 HECTARES.

EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING WORK HIGHLIGHTED BY QUAINT ROCK FEATURES AND VARIOUS PLANTS HAVE MADE THIS CREMATORIUM BLEND IN WITH THE NATURAL GREEN BELT SKIRTING THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

AFTER THE FU SHAN TOUR, COUNCIL MEMBERS CONTINUED THEIR VISIT TO OTHER RSD FACILITIES, INCLUDING THE TAI WAI MARKET, SIU LEK YUEN NURSERY AND SHA TIN SPORTS GROUND WHERE THEY SAw THE OPERATION OF A TURF TRUCKSTER, A SPECIALISED MINI-TRACTOR FOR USE ON TURFED GROUNDS.

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X X X X X

MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE EXPRESSED SATISFACTION WITH THE SANITARY THE TWO TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS IN TAI PO AFTER AN TOUR THIS (MONDAY) MORNING.

IMPROVEMENT

CONDITIONS IN INSPECTION

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR HO YUNG-SANG, SAID THAT THEY WERE IMPRESSED BY THE CLEANLINESS AT THE TWO THA’S, PARTICULARLY THE

TOILET FACILITIES.

ACCOMPANIED BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS, THE GROUP WENT TO THE YUE KOK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA WHERE RESIDENTS EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT FLOODING PROBLEMS.

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LATER, THEY TOURED THE SHUEN WAN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA AND WERE PLEASED TO FIND AMPLE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES.

THEY ALSO VISITED THE SAM MUN TSAI TSUEN WHERE VILLAGERS REQUESTED MORE STREET LIGHTS IN THE VILLAGE.

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QUEEN MOTHER STAMP SET OUT WEDNESDAY * * * * *

THE SPECIAL SET OF FOUR STAMPS ON THE LIFE AND TIMES OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN MOTHER WILL BE ISSUED BY THE POST OFFICE ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 7).

AS ALL POST OFFICES ARE EXPECTED TO BE CROWDED, ADDITIONAL COUNTERS FOR NORMAL BUSINESS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICESi

* HONG KONG ISLAND — GENERAL POST OFFICE, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CAUSEWAY BAY, HENNESSY ROAD, MORRISON HILL, NORTH POINT, QUEEN’S ROAD AND SHEUNG WAN.

* KOWLOON AND NEW TERRITORIES — KOWLOON CENTRAL, CHEUNG SHA WAN, GILLIES AVENUE, KOWLOON CITY, KWUN TON®, MONG KOK, SHAM SHU I PO, TSIM SHA TSUI AND TSUEN WAN.

THIS SET WILL FORM PART OF AN OMNIBUS SERIES ISSUED IN CONJUNCTION WITH 19 OTHER POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS,* A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE REQUESTED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO SHOW TOLERANCE ANC, IF POSSIBLE, TO TRY TO TRANSACT THEIR NORMAL POSTAL BUSINESS TOMORROW (TUESDAY) OR AFTER THE SPECIAL STAMPS ISSUE DATE.

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REGIONAL SERVICES DIRECTOR COMMENDS GDT MEMBERS

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THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR TONY HAMMOND, TODAY (MONDAY) PRAISED SIX MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL DUTIES TEAM FOR THEIR DEVOTION TO DUTY DURING A HAWKER CLEARANCE EXERCISE IN KWAI CHUNG LAST MONTH.

PRESENTING COMMENDATION LETTERS TO THE SIX STAFF MEMBERS AT THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, MR HAMMOND SAID THAT THEIR EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE HAVE BROUGHT GREAT CREDIT TO THE DEPARTMENT AS A WHOLE.

RECEIVING THE COMMENDATION LETTERS WERE OVERSEER NG LUN-CHIK, FOREMEN CHAN CHI-HUNG, AU MAN-KIT, TANG MAN-PUI AND HUNG SHUE-KING AND WORKMAN MING KONG-MING.

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CASTLE PEAK ROAD SECTION TO BE WIDENED

*****

THE GOVERNMENT INTENDS TO WIDEN THE SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD BETWEEN SHEK PUI STREET AND SHING YIP STREET TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN SHEK LEI.

THE WORK ALSO INCLUDES RECONSTRUCTION OF PART OF THE EXISTING CARRIAGEWAYS AND FOOTPATHS AND THE PROVISION OF AN ACCELERATION-DECELERATION LANE.

THIS WILL HELP IMPROVE TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT AT THE JUNCTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD AND SHEK PAI STREET AND ALSO PROVIDE VEHICULAR ACCESS TO THE FACTORY AREA FACING SHING YIP STREET.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUBOFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG= AT THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, AND AT THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, FOU WAH CENTRE, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

OBJECTIONS TO THE WORKS OR THE USE, OR BOTH, SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY OCTOBER 1, 1985.

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SPORTS, AMENITIES SECTIONS MOVE TO NEW PREMISES * * * *

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT STARTING FROM TODAY THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICES AND THE RECREATION AND AMENITIES SECTIONS IN MONG KOK WILL OPERATE UNDER ONE ROOF TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICES TO RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE NEW OFFICE IS AT ROOMS 1503-1506, HOLLYWOOD PLAZA, 15/F, 610 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICES SECTION (3-887183) ORGANISES RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS PROGRAMMES WHILE THE RECREATION AND AMENITIES SECTION (3-887472) LOOKS AFTER LEISURE FACILITIES.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1985

11 ROAD IN WAN CHAI CLOSED * * * * *

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WAN CHAI FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE NIGHTS FROM THURSDAY (AUGUST 8) TO SATURDAY (AUGUST 10) BETWEEN 10 PM AND 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR DRAINAGE WORK.

THE CHANGES ARE.-

* THE NORTHBOUND SECTION OF MARSH ROAD BETWEEN LOCKHART ROAD AND GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. VEHICLES ON NORTHBOUND MARSH ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE LOCKHART ROAD AND TONNOCHY ROAD TO REJOIN INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD.

* VEHICLES ON MARSH ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO LOCKHART ROAD.

* JAFFE ROAD BETWEEN TONNOCHY ROAD AND MARSH ROAD WILL BECOME A CUL-DE-SAC AND RESTRICTED TO LOCAL ACCESS ONLY.

WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 60.0 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 351.502 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 467.682 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 79.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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TSI NG Yl WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES ON TSI NG Yl ISLAND WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 8) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAIN WORKS.

THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE TSI NG Yl TOWN CENTRE AND THE CHINA RESOURCES OIL DEPOT ON THE ISLAND.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TRAVEL HELP FOR STUDENTS PROPOSED................................ 1

ONE LEGCO NOMINATION RECEIVED.................................... 3

20 BILLS FOR FINAL MEETING OF LEGCO SESSION ..................... 4

HKCEE RESULTS DUE FRIDAY ........................................ 6

VEHICULAR FERRY SERVICE WITHDRAWAL APPROVED ..................... 7

WORKING GROUP STUDIES EASTERN COASTLINE ......................... 8

FINAL DIVIDEND FOR CREDITORS .................................... 8

ANOTHER TWO ’.TINES FOUND TO BE TOXIC ........................... 9

CASSETTE TAPE CONSIGNMENT SEIZED ............................... 10

DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED......................................... 10

NEW LABOUR FORCE STANDARDS EXPLAINED ........................... 11

OPERATORS URGED TO RENEW PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCE.............. 11

SUBSWAY TO BE BUILT IN MONG KOK................................. 12

TUEN MUN SQUATTER AREA LIGHTING PLANNED ........................ 13

PRIZES FOR COMPUTER PROGRAMME DESIGNERS ........................ 13

YOUTH ORCHESTRA, ENSEMBLE TO TOUR CHINA ........................ 14

YOUTHS VISIT TO TSO KUNG TAM PLANT NURSERY ..................... 15

NINE USD STAFF PROMOTED......................................... 15

TRAFFIC CHANGES ON THE ISLAND................................... 16

CHAI WAN TAPS OFF .............................................. 16

SUSPENSION OF PARKING SPACES ................................... 17

YUEN LONG RESTRICTED ZONE....................................... 17

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TRAVEL HELP FOR STUDENTS PROPOSED * * * *

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS, ESTIMATED TO COST SOME $293 MILLION DURING THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR, WILL BE ONE OF THE TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE ESTIMATE IS BASED ON STUDENT TRAVEL PATTERNS AND FORECASTS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS’ TOTAL FARE INCOME.

ACTUAL PAYMENT WILL BE BASED ON THE LATEST AVAILABLE MONTHLY REVENUE FIGURES REPORTED BY THE OPERATORS. WHERE NECESSARY, ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE ON THE BASIS OF AUDITED FIGURES.

THE STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME, REVISED IN 1981, ENABLES FULL-TIME STUDENTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 AND 25 TO TRAVEL AT CONCESSIONARY RATES ON ALL MAJOR FORMS OF FRANCHISED PUBLIC TRANSPORT, THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY AND THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY.

UNDER THE SCHEME, STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS ARE ISSUED TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ON APPLICATION. THE CARD ENTITLES THE HOLDER TO TRAVEL AT REDUCED RATES AT ALL TIMES ON ALL ROUTES, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS, AND IS RENEWABLE ANNUALLY.

SOME 481 300 CURRENT CARD HOLDERS ARE EXPECTED TO BENEFIT UNDER THE SCHEME. THEY ARE: 34 600 POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, 435 600 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, AND 11 100 PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS TAKING PART IN THE SCHEME ARE: KOWLOON MOTOR BUS, CHINA MOTOR BUS, THE MTR AND THE KCR, HONG KONG AND YAUMATEI FERRY COMPANY, STAR FERRY, HONG KONG TRAMWAYS, AND THE NEW LANTAU BUS COMPANY.

IN RETURN FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHEME, GOVERNMENT PAYS THEM GRANTS CALCULATED ACCORDING TO A FIXED PERCENTAGE OF THEIR TOTAL FARE INCOME.

THIS PERCENTAGE IS REVIEWED ANNUALLY IN THE LIGHT OF ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION, PARTICULARLY THE RESULTS OF STUDENT TRAVEL SURVEYS AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON PATRONAGE AND REVENUE FOREGONE SUPPLIED BY THE OPERATORS.

OTHER ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION AT TOMORROW’S MEETING INCLUDE:

* A $1.5 MILLION DONATION TO THE SIR DAVID TRENCH FUND FOR RECREATION

* A PROPOSED REVISION OF THE LIMITS OF ADVANCE PAYMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS

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* THE ENGAGEMENT OF AN OVERSEAS CONSULTANT TO CHAIR A WORKING PARTY ON POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING

* IMPROVED STAFFING STANDARDS FOR HALFWAY HOUSES FOR EX-MENTAL PATIENTS

* A PROPOSED WAIVER OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGES AND THE EXTENSION OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGE CLAUSES FOR THE GOVERNMENT QUARTERS JOINT VENTURE SCHEME AT WYLIE PATH

* REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT

* CAPITAL GRANTS FROM THE LOTTERIES FUND TO ESTABLISH CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES IN SHA TIN, TAI PO, AND TUEN MUN

X A PROPOSED REVISION OF THE CRITERIA GOVERNING THE PAYMENT OF HONORARIA TO EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION

* ALLOWANCES FOR HONG KONG STAFF WORKING IN THE LONDON OFFICE

* A PROPOSED ADJUSTMENT OF THE CIVIL SERVICE DIRECTORATE ■ PAY SCALE AS RECOMMENDED BY THE NINTH REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON DIRECTORATE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, AND

M A PROPOSED BLOCK CAPITAL GRANT OF $14.61 MILLION FROM THE LOTTERIES FUND TO THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT FOR FITTING-OUT 25 WELFARE PROJECTS IN VARIOUS PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO APPROVE VARIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT SUB-COMMITTEE AND THE PUBLIC WORKS SUB-COMMITTEE.

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ONE LEGCO NOMINATION RECEIVED * * * * * *

ONE NOMINATION FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH WAS RECEIVED UP TO 5 PM TODAY (TUESDAY), BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER RECEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS TO NINE.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE WHOSE NOMINATION FORM WAS RECEIVED TODAY:

FUNCTIONAL CONTACT

CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION TEL. NO.

COMMERCIAL I BILL BLAAUW M 63 EXPORTER 5-6939056

FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NO. OF

-- NOMINATIONS (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS) RECEIVED

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) .......

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ...................... 1

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................

5. KWUN TONG (1) .......................

6. WONG TAI SIN (1) .......................

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) .......................

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) ......................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) .............

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) .............

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ............

SUB-TOTAL 1

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FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) .......................... 1

COMMERCIAL II (1) ......................

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) .......................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) ......................

3. FINANCIAL (1) ..........................

4. LABOUR (2) ................................ i

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ....................... 1

6. MEDICAL (1) ............................

7. TEACHING (1) .............................. 3

8. LEGAL (1) ................................. 1

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) ........... ............

SUB-TOTAL 8

TOTAL i 9

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20 BILLS FOR FINAL MEETING OF LEGCO SESSION * * * * *

TWENTY BILLS, THREE MOTIONS AND 12 QUESTIONS WILL BE AMONG MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION AT THE FINAL MEETING OF THE 1984-85 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION TOMORROW.

TWO BILLS WILL BE INTRODUCED AND ARE EXPECTED TO GO THROUGH ALL THREE READINGS. THEY ARE THE DANGEROUS GOODS (CONSIGNMENT BY AIR) (SAFETY) (VALIDATION AND AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, AND THE URBAN COUNCIL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985.

DEBATE WILL RESUME ON 18 BILLS.

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THEY ARE:

* DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

* SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION (1984-85) BILL 1985

* SUPREME COURT (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

* HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

* SECURITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

* STOCK EXCHANGE UNIFICATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

* TRAVEL AGENTS BILL 1985

X COMMODITIES TRADING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

* DANGEROUS GOODS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

X CROWN LANDS RESUMPTION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

X FORESHORE AND SEA-BED (RECLAMATIONS) BILL 1985

M LAND ACQUISITION (POSSESSORY TITLE) (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

X ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

X ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1985

X SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS, MIDWIVES REGISTRATION AND NURSES REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

K PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1985

X PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 3) BILL 1985, AND

* BETTING DUTY (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985

TWO STATEMENTS WILL ALSO BE MADE AT THE MEETING — ONE BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE ON CHANGES TO THE APPROVED ESTIMATES OF EXPENDITURES APPROVED DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985-86, AND THE OTHER BY THE HON PETER C. WONG ON THE REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN THE PROSECUTION AND TRIAL OF COMPLEX COMMERCIAL CRIME.

QUESTIONS RAISED WILL DEAL WITH SUCH MATTERS AS TOXIC WINES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION, TEACHING OF PUTONGHUA IN SCHOOLS, THE ALTERNATIVE TUNNEL LINK BETWEEN SHA TIN AND EAST KOWLOON, AND EXTENT OF POLLUTION TO MAJOR NEW TERRITORIES STREAMS CAUSED BY SLUDGE DISCHARGED FROM WATER TREATMENT PLANTS.

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HKCEE RESULTS DUE FRIDAY ___ * * * * * ______________________________________

THE SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY HAS ANNOUNCED THAT PROVIDED THERE ARE NO UNFORESEEN DIFFICULTIES, THE RESULTS OF THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION, 1985 WILL BE ISSUED TO SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE CANDIDATES ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9).

THE RESULTS WILL BE ISSUED IN THE FORM OF INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATE RESULT NOTICES SHOWING THE GRADES ACHIEVED IN EACH SUBJECT TAKEN.

THESE NOTICES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION BY SCHOOLS ON THE MORNING OF FRIDAY. SCHOOL CANDIDATES MAY THEN SEEK INFORMATION FROM THEIR OWN SCHOOLS FOR THE COLLECTION OF THEIR RESULT NOTICES.

RESULT NOTICES FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES WILL BE SENT BY POST TO REACH CANDIDATES ALSO ON FRIDAY. PRIVATE CANDIDATES, WHO FOR ANY REASON, DO NOT RECEIVE THEIR RESULTS BY MONDAY (AUGUST 12) MAY MAKE ENQUIRIES AT THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1OTH FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, OR ON TELEPHONE 3-7230011.

RESULT NOTICES OF CANDIDATES PRESENTED BY THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS WILL BE SENT DIRECT TO THE HOME ADDRESSES OF THE CANDIDATES:

ELEMENT I EVENING COLLEGE

HIN FAI COLLEGE

THE IDEAL COLLEGE CHI YUN ENGLISH EVENING COLLEGE KOWLOON CHAMBER COLLEGE SAN MARINO EVENING SCHOOL SAN MARINO SECONDARY SCHOOL SOMERVILLE ENGLISH EVENING COLLEGE

CANDIDATES FROM THESE SCHOOLS MAY MAKE ENQUIRIES IN PERSON CR BY TELEPHONE AS IN THE CASE OF PRIVATE CANDIDATES IF THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED THEIR RESULTS BY AUGUST 12.

+ENGLISH ONLY* CANDIDATES PRESENTED BY THE EVENING INSTITUTE RUN BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL HAVE THEIR RESULT NOTICES SENT TO THEM BY POST.

IF THE NOTICES ARE NOT RECEIVED BY THURSDAY (AUGUST 15) CANDIDATES MAY THEN MAKE ENQUIRIES ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 16) AT THE ADULT EDUCATION SECTION AT ASIAN HOUSE, 12TH FLOOR, 1 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG, OR BY TELEPHONING 5-295708.

NOTE:

AS RESULTS WILL BE NOTIFIED DIRECT TO SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE CANDIDATES, THERE WILL NOT BE A GENERAL RELEASE FOR PUBLICATION. ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 8) A STATEMENT CONCERNING THESE RESULTS WILL BE ISSUED.

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VEHICULAR FERRY SERVICE WITHDRAWAL APPROVED * * * *

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TODAY (J^ESDAY) ENDORSED AN APPLICATION BY THE HONGKONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY (HYF) TO WITHDRAW ITS VEHICULAR SERVICE BETWEEN NORTH POINT AND KWUN TONG.

IT ALSO DIRECTED THAT THE SERVICE SHOULD STOP ONLY AFTER THE COMPLETION OF DOUBLE RAMPS AT THE SAI WAN HO tmfLTRANSPORT

YEAR. THIS WAS IN LINE WITH A RECOMMENDATION MADE BY THE TRANSrOK ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN JUNE.

THE DOUBLE RAMPING FACILITIES WOULD HELP BOOST THE CARRYING CAPACITY OF THE VEHICULAR FERRY SERVICE BETWEEN SAI WAN HO AND KWUN TONG, A SERVICE SIMILAR TO THE NORTH POINT-KWUN TONG ROUTE BUT WITH A SHORTER DISTANCE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT WITH THE OPENING OF THE EXTENSION OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR TO SHAU KEI WAN LAST MONTH TRAFFIC COULD BE EASILY DIVERTED FROM THE NORTH POINT TO THE SAI WAN HO SERVICE.

THERE HAD BEEN A SUBSTANTIAL DROP IN PATRONAGE ON JHE NORTH POINT-KWUN TONG VEHICULAR FERRY ROUTE S1NCE 1982 TH IS SERVICE HAD ALSO BEEN ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF THE SAI WAN HO TO KWUN TONG SERVICE.

THE TWO FERRIES WITHDRAWN FROM THE NORTH POINT-KWUN TONG SERVICE~WOULD BE REDEPLOYED TO IMPROVE THE OTHER TWO VEHICULAR ROUTES IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE HARBOUR, HE EXPLAINED.

with THE ADDITIONAL VESSELS, THE FREQUENCY OF THE NORTH POINT TO KOWLOON CITY VEHICULAR FERRY SERV ICE WOULD BE '^J^/^VICE 20 TO 12 MINUTES WHILE THAT OF THE SAI WAN HO TO KWUN TONG SERV 1 Gt

TO KWUN TONG SERVICE

FROM 18 TO 10 MINUTES.

THE TOTAL CARRYING CAPACITY OF THESE TWO BOOST WOULD IN EFFECT BE GREATER THAN THAT OF COMBINED BEFORE THE WITHDRAWAL.

THAT THE EASTERN AND KWUN TONG ON THE SERVICE WITHDRAWAL AND

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED BOARDS HAD BEEN CONSULTED CONSIDERED IT ACCEPTABLE.

SERVICES AFTER THE THE THREE SERVICES

DISTRICT

BOTH

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WORKING GROUP STUDIES EASTERN COASTLINE * * * *

A WORKING GROUP HAS BEEN SET UP UNDER THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF DEVELOPING VARIOUS PROJECTS ALONG THE DISTRICT’S COASTLINE.

ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, DR SIMON VICKERS, SAID THE GROUP, CHAIRED BY MADAM BETTY YUNG, WAS FORMED IN RESPONSE TO SUGGESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS TO DEVELOP WATERFRONT SPOTS AND TOURISM ATTRACTIONS UNDER THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR.

+THE EASTERN DISTRICT HAS A VAST STRETCH OF NATURAL AND BEAUTIFUL COASTLINE AND IDEALLY, WE SHOULD TRY TO IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP SUITABLE SITES INTO POPULAR PLEASURE GROUNDS WITH THEIR OWN DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS,* HE SAID.

DR VICKERS POINTED OUT THAT A UNIQUE PROJECT WOULD NOT ONLY BENEFIT LOCAL RESIDENTS, IT COULD BECOME A MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION FOR HONG KONG.

ONE POSSIBILITY, HE SAID, WAS TO DEVELOP THE WATERFRONT LINING THE SAI WAN HO RECLAMATION AREA INTO A PROMENADE.

+THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD IS PRESENTLY CONSIDERING THE USE OF LAND SITES UNDER THE IEC TO TRY AND SOLVE THE NEED FOR MORE RECREATION AMENITIES IN THE DISTRICT,* SAID DR VICKERS.

+THE WORKING GROUP WILL EXAMINE ALL POSSIBILITIES AND PROPOSALS, INCLUDING THOSE MADE BY PRIVATE DEVELOPERS DURING ITS STUDY OF THE SITUATION,* HE SAID.

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FINAL DIVIDEND FOR CREDITORS X X * * *

A FINAL DIVIDEND IS EXPECTED TO BE PAID IN SEPTEMBER TO CREDITORS OF TSE LEE YUEN JEWELRY LIMITED, THE REGISTRAR GENERAL (OFFICIAL RECEIVER), MR NOEL GLEESON, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

CREDITORS (OTHER THAN MEMBERS OF THE GOLD ACCUMULATION PLAN) WHO HAVE NOT LODGED CLAIMS SHOULD DO SO IMMEDIATELY.

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SUB-OFFICE

FORMS FOR MAKING CLAIMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE ---------------------------- 16TH FLOOR, MELBOURNE PLAZA

CF THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER’S OFFICE, HONG KONG, AND MUST BE RETURNED BY

THE CLOSING DATE OF AUGUST 23

THE SECOND AND FINAL DIVIDEND IS ABOUT 25 PER CENT. PAYMENT OF THIS DIVIDEND WILL BE PROCESSED BY COMPUTER, AND PAYMENTS WILL EE MADE BY CHEQUE POSTED TO EACH CREDITOR. THERE WILL BE NO NEED FOR CREDITORS TO CALL AT THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER’S OFFICE.

MORE THAN 10 400 CREDITORS WOULD SHARE IN THE FINAL PAYMENT, INCLUDING 7 724 GOLD ACCUMULATION PLAN CREDITORS WHO WERE NOT REQUIRED TO LODGE CLAIMS.

MR GLEESON SAID THAT THIS FINAL PAYMENT WILL AMOUNT TO ABOUT $20.9 MILLION. TOGETHER WITH THE FIRST DIVIDEND OF 30 PER CENT PAID IN DECEMBER 1983 THIS WILL MAKE A TOTAL DIVIDEND OF 55 PER CENT OR $46.5 MILLION OUT OF THE TOTAL OF $85.5 MILLION IN CLAIMS ADMITTED FOR PAYMENT. PREFERENTIAL CLAIMS TOTALLING $717 000 WERE PAID IN FULL IN JANUARY 1983.

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ANOTHER TWO WINES FOUND TO BE TOXIC

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TWO AUSTRIAN WINES HAVE BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY).

THESE BRING TO 16 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AUSTRIAN WINES FOUND TO CONTAIN THE TOXIC CHEMICAL.

THE TWO WINES HAVE A SIMILAR NAME, EXCEPT FOR THE YEAR.

THE NAMES OF THE TWO WINES ARE WINZERKONIG SPATLESE GRUNER VELTINER-WEISSBURGUNDER WE INBAUGEBIET KLOSTERNEUBURG BRUDER GRILL WE INGUT FELS-KREMS 1979 AND 1981.

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CASSETTE TAPE CONSIGNMENT SEIZED

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OFFICERS OF THE CONTAINER CARGO EXAMINATION DIVISION OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT YESTERDAY (MONDAY) SEIZED 149 800 FORGED AUDIO CASSETTE TAPES WITH AN ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE OF $1 MILLION.

THE CONSIGNMENT, IMPORTED FROM SINGAPORE IN A CONTAINER, WAS DETAINED DURING THE ROUTINE INSPECTION.

THE CASE WAS REFERRED TO THE COPYRIGHT DIVISION FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION, AND IT WAS FOUND THAT THE TAPES WERE INTENDED FOR RE-EXPORT TO CHINA. NO ARREST HAS BEEN MADE.

IN A SEPARATE OPERATION AGAINST HAWKERS SELLING COUNTERFEIT GOODS OFFICERS OF THE COPYRIGHT DIVISION SEIZED $73 500 WORTH PRODUCTS AND ARRESTED EIGHT HAWKERS AND A MANUFACTURER.

DURING THE PAST THREE DAYS, OFFICERS OF THE DIVISION RAIDED A FACTORY IN KWUN TONG AND STREET HAWKERS IN THE TSIM SHA TSU I, YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK AREAS. A LARGE QUANTITY OF SUSPECTED COUNTERFEIT GOODS, INCLUDING 12 950 MEN’S BRIEFS, *232 T-SHIRTS, TWO WATCHES, 32 500 PAPER BOXES FOR PACKAGING AND SIX SILK SCREENS FOR PRINTING OF FORGED TRADEMARKS, WAS SEIZED.

THOSE ARRESTED HAVE BEEN RELEASED ON POLICE BAIL, PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

COMMENTING ON THE SEIZURES, THE HEAD OF THE COPYRIGHT DIVISION MR W.Y. SUEN, SAID THAT THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO TAKE VIGOROUS ACTION AGAINST HAWKING OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS.

♦THOSE ENGAGED IN THE SALE OF COUNTERFEIT GOODS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY DISSOCIATE THEMSELVES FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES,+ HE WARNED.

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DEATH SENTENCE COMMUTED * * * *

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON TSANG HING-WO ON AUGUST 30, 1984 SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

TSANG WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF TANG KWOK-WAH ON MAY 6, 1982.

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NEW LABOUR FORCE STANDARDS EXPLAINED * * * *

A SPECIAL REVIEW, ENTITLED +THE MEASUREMENT OF EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT IN THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY* IS INCLUDED IN THE MAY ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS.

IN THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, THE DEFINITIONS USED IN MEASURING LABOUR FORCE, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOLLOW CLOSELY THOSE RECOMMENDED BY THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO).

AT THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LABOUR STATISTICIANS CONVENED BY THE ILO IN OCTOBER 1982, A NEW SET OF DEFINITIONS WERE RECOMMENDED. TO CONFORM TO THE NEW STANDARDS, THE CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS USED IN THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY HAVE ALSO BEEN REVISED STARTING FROM JANUARY 1985.

THE REVIEW GIVES AN ACCOUNT OF THE REVISED CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS AND SUMMARISES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEW AND OLD DEFINITIONS. THE EFFECTS OF SUCH CHANGES ON LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS ARE ALSO ANALYSED.

THE MAY 1985 ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS IS ON SALE AT $25 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CO^AUGHT PLACE, THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT’S PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

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OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUSES AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES ARE REMINDED TO RENEW THEIR PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCE BEFORE IT EXPIRED, A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) REGULATIONS, OPERATORS MUST HAVE A VALID PASSENGER SERVICE LICENCE IN ORDER TO OPERATE THEIR SERVICE, HE STRESSED.

/RENEWAL APPLICATIONS........

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RENEWAL APPLICATIONS ALONG WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON OR BY REGISTERED POST WITHIN TWO MONTHS CR AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE LICENCE EXPIRY TO THE DEPARTMENT’S PUBLIC VEHICLES SECTION, ROOMS 906-909, NINTH FLOOR, HUTCHISON HOUSE, CENTRAL.

THE RENEWAL FEE IS $150 PER ANNUM WHICH IS PAYABLE ON COLLECTION OF THE LICENCE.

♦APPLICATION FORMS ARE BEING SENT TO LICENSEES IN BATCHES AND THOSE WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE FORMS NEARER THE LICENCE EXPIRY DATE SHOULD VISIT THE PUBLIC VEHICLES SECTION OR CALL 5-228624,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A SUBWAY UNDER NATHAN ROAD AT SOY STREET IN MONG KOK.

THE SUBWAY WILL PROVIDE A SAFE CROSSING FOR PEDESTRIANS AT THE BUSY ROAD JUNCTION AND WILL ALSO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW BY ELIMINATING THE EXISTING SIGNAL-CONTROLLED CROSSING.

THE 60-METRE-L0NG SUBWAY WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN THREE STAGES ADOPTING THE +OPEN-CUT+ METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION. TWO LANES OF TRAFFIC IN EACH DIRECTION ALONG NATHAN ROAD WILL BE MAINTAINED DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD.

THE 15-MONTH PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE RELOCATION OF SOME DRAINAGE AND SERVICES FACILITIES AT NATHAN ROAD AND SOY STREET.

ON COMPLETION OF THE SUBWAY, THE TWO SECTIONS OF SOY STREET BETWEEN SAI YEUNG CHOI STREET AND NATHAN ROAD AND PORTLAND STREET AND NATHAN ROAD WILL BE CONVERTED INTO A PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT AREA WITH PLANTING AND SITTING-OUT FACILITIES.

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TUEN MUN SQUATTER AREA LIGHTING PLANNED * * *

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE HAS INITIATED A SCHEME TO IMPROVE LIFE FOR RESIDENTS OF SQUATTER AREAS BY INSTALLING LIGHTING FACILITIES WITH DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

♦AS A RESULT OF THE PROPOSAL, A WORKING GROUP WAS RECENTLY FORMED UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD TO EXAMINE THE COST AND IMPLEMENTATION OF ROAD AND FOOTPATH LIGHTING IN SQUATTER AREAS,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID.

+IT WAS AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT DB FUNDS WOULD BE USED TO MEET THE CAPITAL COST WHILE RECURRENT COST WILL HAVE TO BE SORTED OUT AMONG SQUATTER REPRESENTATIVES, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD,* HE ADDED.

THE WORKING GROUP ALSO AGREED THAT SAN SHEK WAN AND CHUNG WONG TOI WOULD BE GIVEN PRIORITY UNDER THE SQUATTER AREA LIGHTING SCHEME IF THE PROPOSAL WAS ACCEPTED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

AT PRESENT, SQUATTER AREAS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE ROAD LIGHTING PROGRAMME OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT’S SQUATTER AREA IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME.

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROPOSED SQUATTER AREA LIGHTING SCHEME WILL NOT AFFECT THE VILLAGE LIGHTING SCHEME WHICH WILL PROVIDE LIGHTING FACILITIES FOR 35 OOO VILLAGERS IN TUEN MUN BY 1987-88.

TO ENSURE THAT SQUATTER AREAS WERE NOT GIVEN UNDUE ADVANTAGE OVER TRADITIONAL VILLAGES, IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THE SQUATTER LIGHTING PROGRAMME WOULD NOT BE COMPLETED BEFORE TRADITIONAL VILLAGES GET THEIR LIGHTS.

+DETAIL OF THE IMPLEMENTATION AND CAPITAL COST FOR EACH SQUATTER AREA REMAINS TO BE WORKED OUT,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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PRIZES FOR COMPUTER PROGRAMME DESIGNERS * * * *

THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE ROAD SAFETY COMPUTER PROGRAMME DESIGN COMPETITION WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT 2.30 PM IN THE POLICE HEADQUARTERS' CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, CAINE HOUSE, ARSENAL STREET, WAN CHAI.

THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (OPERATIONS) AND CHAIRMAN OF THE ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL, MR LI KWAN-HA, WILL BE PRESENTING PRIZES.

WINNERS OF THE COMPETITION WILL ALSO DEMONSTRATE THEIR PROGRAMMES AFTER THE CEREMONY.

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YOUTH ORCHESTRA, ENSEMBLE TO TOUR CHINA * * *

SIXTY TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIANS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO ENHANCE THEIR STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE AND WIDEN THEIR MUSICAL HORIZON WHEN THEY PERFORM IN CHINA FOR THE FIRST TIME NEXT WEEK.

LED BY MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR AND TOUR DIRECTOR, MRS DORIS HO, THE DELEGATION WILL COMPRISE 10 OFFICIALS FROM THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH’S MUSIC OFFICE, 49 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND 11 HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE MEMBERS.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE TOUR TODAY (TUESDAY), MRS HO SAID ORCHESTRAL MEMBERS, AGED BETWEEN 13 AND 26, WERE SELECTED THROUGH OPEN AUDITION AND HAVE JUST COMPLETED TWO WEEKS OF INTENSIVE TRAINING BY OVERSEAS CONDUCTORS AND INSTRUCTORS AT THE RECENT 1985 HONG KONG YOUTH MUSIC CAMP.

MRS HO SAID THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE WILL BE GIVING TWO PUBLIC PERFORMANCES AT THE SHANGHAI CONCERT HALL ON AUGUST 11 AND AT THE NATIONALITIES PALACE IN BEIJING ON AUGUST 14.

♦THEY WILL ALSO BE PARTICIPATING IN PERFORMANCES WITH CHINESE CULTURAL GROUPS AND VISIT CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS IN SHANGHAI AND BEIJING DURING THE 10-DAY TOUR+, SHE SAID.

EXPLAINING THE VALUE AND PURPOSE OF OVERSEAS TOURS, MRS HO SAID IT WAS PART OF THE MUSIC OFFICE’S INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TRAINING SCHEME AND WAS ONE OF ITS IMPORTANT ANNUAL EVENTS.

APART FROM EXCHANGING MUSICAL IDEAS, OVERSEAS TOURS PROVIDED YOUNG MUSICIANS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM AS WELL AS RECEIVE HIGH INTERNATIONAL TUITION*, SHE POINTED OUT.

SINCE 1978-80, THE MUSIC OFFICE HAD CONDUCTED TOURS TO FRANCE, ISRAEL, CYPRUS, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.

+ HONG KONG CAN DEMONSTRATE THE MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENT OF ITS YOUNG PEOPLE TO AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE,* MRS HO SAID.

THE PROGRAMME SELECTED FOR THE CHINA TOUR, COMPRISING 25 PIECES (WESTERN AND CHINESE), WILL INCLUDE THE COMPOSITIONS OF HONG KONG COMPOSERS, MR DOMING LAM AND MR LAW WING-FAI, WHO WROTE A SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED PIECE CALLED 'DRUNKEN TAI BAI’, WHICH WILL HAVE ITS PREMIERE IN SHANGHAI.

THE GROUP WILL RETURN ON AUGUST 19.

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YOUTHS VISIT TSO KUNG TAM PLANT NURSERY X X X

TWENTY ENVIRONMENT-CONSCIOUS YOUNGSTERS TODAY (TUESDAY) LEARNED SOME USEFUL TECHNIQUES IN HORTICULTURE DURING A VISIT TO A PLANT NURSERY AT TSO KUNG TAM IN TSUEN WAN.

THE VISIT, ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WAS AIMED AT PROVIDING YOUNGSTERS WITH BASIC KNOWLEDGE IN HORTICULTURE AS WELL AS AROUSING THEIR INTEREST IN THE CARE OF PLANTS.

AGED FROM EIGHT TO 14, THE YOUNGSTERS ARE FROM THE LEI MUK SHUE CHILDREN’S CENTRE OF THE HONG KONG BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION.

THEY WERE BRIEFED BY THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT AMENITIES OFFICER OF TSUEN WAN, MR CHEUNG KING-SHEK, ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PLANT GROWING INCLUDING SEED SOWING, FERTILISING, WATERING, PRUNING AND CUTTING.

THEY WERE ALSO TOLD THAT THE TSO KUNG TAM NURSERY LAST YEAR PRODUCED MORE THAN 200 000 SEEDLINGS OF TREE, SHRUB, PALM, BAMBOO, CREEPER AND GROUND COVER WHICH WERE EVENTUALLY PLANTED IN VARIOUS PARKS, GARDENS AND ROADSIDE AMENITY PLOTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

MR CHEUNG SAID THE NURSERY WAS OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS, CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS. INTERESTED PARTIES COULD CONTACT THE LEISURE SERVICES SECTION OF THE RSD’S TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE ON TELEPHONE 0-444281 EXT. 401 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENT.

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THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI, TODAY PRESENTED PROMOTION LETTERS TO NINE USD AMENITIES CFFICERS.

AMONG THE NEWLY-PROMOTED WERE DR CHOO YON SEN OF THE USD TRAINING SCHOOL AND MR YAU KWOK-YIN OF THE HONG KONG REGIONAL OFFICE (LEISURE SERVICES). BOTH WERE PROMOTED TO CHIEF AMENITIES OFFICERS.

ANOTHER SEVEN AMENITIES ASSISTANT I I IS WERE ALSO RAISED TO THE RANK OF AMENITIES ASSISTANT II.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES ON THE ISLAND *****

A NUMBER OF KONG ISLAND FROM ANNOUNCED TODAY.

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON HONG 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT

IN SHEUNG WAN, THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN MORRISON STREET AND CLEVERLY STREET, ALONG WITH A SECTION OF MORRISON STREET BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE MADE URBAN CLEARWAYS 24 HOURS DAILY.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES, NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

IN NORTH POINT, TEMPORARY TRAFFIC MEASURES WILL BE IN FORCE ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KING’S ROAD FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9) TO 10 AM ON AUGUST 20 FOR ROAD WORK.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KING’S ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH HEALTHY STREET WEST AND JAVA ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR LOCAL ACCESS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, EASTBOUND BUSES WILL PROCEED VIA JAVA ROAD.

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CHAI WAN TAPS OFF * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN CHAI WAN WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR SEVEN HOURS FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY CHAI WAN ROAD, HONG MAN STREET, LEE CHUNG STREET, NING FOO STREET, CHEUNG LEE STREET AND KUT SHING STREET.

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SUSPENSION OF PARKING SPACES * * * *

ALL MOTORCYCLE PARKING SPACES AT MURRAY BARRACKS OPEN-AIR CAR PARK IN CENTRAL WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 8 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9) TO MIDNIGHT ON AUGUST 22 TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE WORK.

ALSO FROM 8 AM ON AUGUST 23 TO MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 5, A TOTAL OF 17 VEHICLE PARKING SPACES WITHIN THE CAR PARK WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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YUEN LONG RESTRICTED ZONE * * * *

MA WANG ROAD IN YUEN LONG, BETWEEN MA MIU ROAD AND PING SHUN STREET (EXCLUDING THE TWO LOADING AND UNLOADING BAYS) WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9).

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 19,85

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING:

MOMENTOUS SESSION FOR LEGCO — SIR DAVID..................... 1

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+PROBLEMS NOT PECULIAR TO COMMERCIAL CRIMES TRIAL 3+ ..... 2

FIRST QUARTER SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION: $1.55 BILLIOT...... 3

REGULATIONS PROVIDE BETTER RADIATION MONITORING........ 4

ERRORS CORRECTED ......................................... 5

MORE TIME FOR URBCO TO PREPARE BUDGET .................... 5

PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL'S ACTIVE ROLE STRESSED .............. 6

CONFIDENCE EXPRESSED IN UNIFIED EXCHANGE.................. 7

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA CHANGE +TIMELY+ ...................... 8

PROTECTION FOR TRAVELLING PUBLIC SUPPORTED................ 9

FACILITIES NEEDED TO MAINTAIN HONG KCIJG'S FINANCIAL ROLE . 11

'COMMODITIES BILL NOT A PANACEA FOR DIFFICULTIES' ........ 12

INTEREST OF SMALL INVESTORS TAKEN CARE OF ................ 14

BILL WITHDRAWN ........................................... 15

SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE SECTOR CAR TESTING ................... 15

DUE RECOGNITION URGED FOR +PRACTISING REFRACT IONI ST St- .... 17

BETTER HEAT,TH CARE SEEN FROM OPTOMETRY MOVE.............. 19

MERC LOAN REPAYMENT GUARANTEED ........................... 22

PHONE NETWORK SERVICE CHARGES APPROVED ................... 22

KOWLOON TUNNEL ROUTE 'POSSIBLE' .......................... 23

LESS COMPLAINTS ABOUT ILLEGAL DENTAL PRACTICES ........... 23

SLUDGE DISPOSAL PLANS IN THE PIPELINE..................... 24

SELECTION A MATTER FOR BODY CONCERNED .................... 25

NO RELIEF SEEN YET FOR OVERCROWDING ...................... 25

/QUALIFICATIONS FOR .......


QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHS® EDUCATION COURSES SET............ 26

VILLAGE LIGHTING SCHEME SPEEDED UP ......................... 27

SUPPLY OF PUTONGHUA TEACHERS ADEQUATE....................... 27

.24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE BY NEXT MONTH..................... 28

ADEQUATE PROTECTION FOR DRINKING PUBLIC .................... 29

'GRANT CUT SHOULD NOT AFFECT SCHOOLS' ...................... 30

PUBLIC MONEY SAVED BY FIXED PENALTY SYSTEM 31

19 BILLS PASSED ............................................ 31

FINAL OUTTURN .............................................. 32

SALARY RISE FOR DIRECTORATE APPROVED........................... 33

NO NOMINATION RECEIVED ........................................ 35

PRESS BRIEFING .............................................    35

MORE DETAILS SOUGHT ON U.S. CUSTOMS PROPOSAL .................. 35

DB TO COLLECT VIEWS ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER..................... 36

ANOTHER WINE FOUND TO BE - TOXIC .............................. 37

WINNING COMPUTER PROGRAMMES FROM TEACHER, STUDENT ............. 38

SAI KUNG DEVELOPMENT PLANS TO BE PRESENTED....................  39

EXPORTERS GET SHORT-SHIPMENT REMINDER ........................  40

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CAUSEWAY BAY..................... 41

PROHIBITED ZCNE................................................ 41

ROAD CLOSURE................................................... 41

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1965

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MOMENTOUS SESSION FOR LEGCO — SIR DAVID ft ft * ft *

IT HAD BEEN A MOMENTOUS SESSION FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, THE HON SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID AT THE CLOSING OF THE 1984/85 SESSION TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE SAID THERE COULD HAVE BEEN NO MORE IMPORTANT DELIBERATION IN THE HISTORY OF THIS CHAMBER, AND FOR THAT MATTER OF HONG KONG, THAN THAT AT WHICH THE VERY FUTURE OF HONG KONG WAS DEBATED IN OCTOBER AND AT WHICH THE DRAFT JOINT DECLARATION AND AGREEMENT RECEIVED UNANIMOUS SUPPORT.

♦LATER IN DECEMBER, AFTER THE SIGNING OF THE JOINT DECLARATION ON AN HISTORIC OCCASION, THE PRIME MINISTER THE RIGHT HONOURABLE M?S MARGARET THATCHER ADDRESSED THE COUNCIL,* SIR DAVID SAID.

HE NOTED THAT DURING THE PAST YEAR, THE RANGE OF DEBATES IN THE COUNCIL REPRESENTED THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF HONG KONG AND THE COMPLEXITY OF MATTERS - SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL - AND THE LAWS SURROUNDING THEM.

♦THE CRUDE STATISTICS OF THE SESSION OF 26 SITTINGS - 83 BILLS, 43 RESOLUTIONS, 179 QUESTIONS - DO NOT DO JUSTICE TO THIS EVOLUTION IN THE WORK AND IMPORTANCE OF THIS COUNCIL,♦ SIR DAVID SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THIS WAS THE LAST SESSION HELD IN THIS CHAMBER, WHICH WAS FIRST USED IN 1957, REPLACING THE CHAMBER IN THE OLD CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

THE FIRST SITTING OF THE 1985-86 SESSION WILL BE ON OCTOBER 30 WHEN THE COUNCIL ASSEMBLES IN ITS OWN DIGNIFIED AND INDEPENDENT BUILDING IN THE CENTRE OF THE CITY.

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEW SESSION, SIR DAVID SAIDi *WE HAVE MANY TASKS AHEAD AND NONE GREATER THAN THAT WHICH DEVOLVES UPON THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF CONTINUING AND DEVELOPING THE SYSTEM OF LAW, SO THAT IT MAY SERVE HONG KONG WELL NOT ONLY TODAY BUT IN THE MANY YEARS AHEAD.♦

HE PAID TRIBUTE TO HONOURABLE MEMBERS FOR THEIR HARD WORK AND FOR ALL THAT HAD BEEN ACHIEVED DURING THIS SESSION OF THE COUNCIL.

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♦PROBLEMS NOT PECULIAR TO COMMERCIAL CRIMES TRIALS* lU K I*

THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL OF COMPLEX COMMERCIAL CRIMES WERE NOT NECESSARILY PECULIAR TO THIS CATEGORY OF CRIME BUT WERE SPECIALLY HIGHLIGHTED IN COMMERCIAL CRIME CASES, ACCORDING TO A PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION CARRIED OUT BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE NOMINATED ON MAY 28.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE, THE HON PETER C. WONG, WHEN TABLING THE REPORT BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

IN THE LIMITED TWO MONTHS’ TIME FROM MAY 28, UNTIL THE FINAL MEETING OF THIS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION TODAY, WHEN A SELECT COMMITTEE IS AUTOMATICALLY DISSOLVED UNDER STANDING ORDER NO. 61(5), THE COMMITTEE HAD NOT BEEN ABLE TO COMPLETE ITS TASK, MR WONG SAID.

BUT IT HAD BEEN ABLE TO EXAMINE AT SOME LENGTH TWO KEY QUESTIONS ON WHAT CONSTITUTED A COMPLEX COMMERCIAL CRIME, AND ON THE PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL OF COMPLEX COMMERCIAL CRIMES.

IN DOING SO, THE COMMITTEE RECOGNISED THE DIFFICULTY INHERENT IN SEEKING TO PROVIDE A DEFINITION OF A COMPLEX COMMERCIAL CRIME, ALTHOUGH IT WAS OF THE VIEW THAT IT SHOULD PROVE POSSIBLE TO I DE NT IF'1 THE ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS OF SUCH AN OFFENCE.

♦FROM THE EVIDENCE RECEIVED SO FAR, WE ARE OF THE OPINION THAT THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN THE TRIAL OF COMPLEX COMMERCIAL CRIMES ARE NOT NECESSARILY PECULIAR TO THIS CATEGORY OF CRIME, BUT AS A MATTER OF DEGREE, THESE PROBLEMS ARE SPECIALLY HIGHLIGHTED IN COMMERCIAL CRIME CASES.

♦SUCH PROBLEMS RAISE IN PARTICULAR THE QUESTION OF THE INVESTIGATION OF THE FACTS BEFORE CHARGE, THE NEED FOR SEARCHING PRE-TRIAL REVIEWS TO ELIMINATE UNNECESSARY ISSUES, AND THE EFFICIENT PRESENTATION OF ACTS AND ARGUMENTS IN COURT.

♦WE HAVE NOT, HOWEVER, REACHED A DEFINITIVE CONCLUSION ON THESE MATTERS BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED TIME AVAILABLE TO THE COMMITTEE AND BECAUSE A NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS HAVE YET TO COME,+ bR WONG SAID.

POINTING OUT THAT UNDER STANDING ORDER NO. 61 (4), THE COMMITTEE WAS REQUIRED TO MAKE A REPORT EVEN THOUGH IT HAD NOT COMPLETED ITS ENQUIRY, MR WONG SAIDi +ALTHOUGH NO FINAL CONCLUSION HAS YET BEEN REACHED, OUR PRELIMINARY ENQUIRY HAS BEEN ENCOURAGING AND PRODUCTIVE.

♦WE BELIEVE IT WOULD SERVE AS A USEFUL STARTING POINT FOR THE NEXT SELECT COMMITTEE.^

THE SELECT COMMITTEE HAD BEEN APPOINTED BY THE COUNCIL TO CONSIDER AND REPORT ON THE APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO BE TAKEN TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN THE PROSECUTION AND TRIAL CF COMPLEX COMMERCIAL CRIMES, INCLUDING CHANGES IN THE PROCEDURES BEFORE AND DURING TRIAL AND THE MODE OF TRIAL.

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FIRST QUARTER SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONi $1.55 BILLION ft ft ft ft

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$1 554 MILLION.


♦OTHER MAJOR PROVISIONS INCLUDED TO THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION-

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*8.3 M LLION FOR RESUMPTION

RANGE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES-

OF LAND WITHIN THE CASTLE PEAK FIRING ..... ...

$7.9 MILLION FOR A GRANT TO THE WAR MEMORIAL FUND AND $7.3 MILLION FOR SPECIAL LEGAL EXPENSES ON COURT FEES.+ HE SAID.

♦THE AMOUNT OF $1 500 MILLION IS OF COURSE TOO LARGE TO BE COVERED BY THE PROVISION FOR ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS OF $1 800 MILLION, WHICH IS IN ANY CASE LARGELY COMMITTED AS A RESULT OF THE 1985 SALARIES ADJUSTMENT,+ SIR JOHN SAID.

♦NEVERTHELESS, AN INCREASE IN THE BUDGETED DEFICIT ARISING FROM THIS UNFORESEEN PAYMENT IS NOT EXPECTED BECAUSE THE AMOUNT SHOULD BE OFFSET BY LARGER THAN EXPECTED LAND REVENUE DUE TO THE RECENT IMPROVEMENT IN LAND PRICE AND PAYMENTS FOR LAND PURCHASES IN CASH, RATHER THAN IN LETTERS ’B’,♦ HE ADDED.

♦OTHER SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS APPROVED HAVE BEEN OFFSET EITHER BY SAVINGS UNDER THE SAME HEAD OR OTHER HEADS OF EXPENDITURE OR BY DELETIONS OF FUNDS UNDER THE ADDITIONAL COMMITMENTS VOTES,♦ SIR JOHN SAID.

♦DURING THE QUARTER, A NET INCREASE OF 222 POSTS WAS APPROVED, INCLUDING POSTS FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND THE URBAN COUNCIL,+ SIR JOHN ADDED.

HE NOTED THAT APPROVED COMMITMENTS HAD BEEN INCREASED BY $886.4 MILLION AND NEW COMMITMENTS OF $143.8 MILLION HAD BEEN APPROVED.

HE POINTED OUT THAT ITEMS IN THE SUMMARY HAD BEEN APPROVED EITHER BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OR UNDER DELEGATED AUTHORITY.

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REGULATIONS PROVIDE BETTER RADIATION MONITORING * * ft * * *

NEW REGULATIONS BEING INTRODUCED BY THE GOVERNMENT WILL PROVIDE A MORE FLEXIBLE SYSTEM OF PERSONNEL RADIATION MONITORING TO PREVENT INJURY CAUSED BY IONIZING RADIATION TO THE HEALTH OF WORKERS LIKELY TO BE EXPOSED TO HARMFUL RADIATION.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR THE HON RUDY KHOO, TODAY WHEN MOVING A MOTION ON THE REGULATIONS - RADIATION (CONTROL OF RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS AND RADIATION (CONTROL OF IRRADIATING APPARATUS) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1985.

THE REGULATIONS WERE MADE BY THE RADIATION BOARD UNDER SECTION 13 OF THE RADIATION ORDINANCE.

DR KHOO EXPLAINED THAT AFTER TAKING INTO ACCOUNT RECENT TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PERSONNEL RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, THE BOARD PROPOSED TO AMEND THE REGULATIONS WHICH PRESCRIBED AND PROVIDED FOR PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN TO PREVENT INJURY TO THE HEALTH OF WORKERS CAUSED BY IONIZING RADIATIONS.

A PERSONNEL RADIATION MONITORING DEVICE IS DESIGNED TO BE WORN OR CARRIED BY A PERSON FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEASURING EXPOSURE TO RADIATION AND INCLUDED A PHOTOGRAPHIC FILM SUITABLE FOR THAT PURPOSE, PLACED IN AN APPROPRIATE FILM HOLDER.

THE AMENDED REGULATIONS WOULD PROVIDE A MORE FLEXIBLE SYSTEM CF MONITORING INCLUDING THE TYPES OF MONITORING DEVICES ALLOWED TO BE USED BY WORKERS AND THE PROCEDURE FOR RECORDING THE DOSE OF RADIATION RECEIVED BY PERSONS ENGAGED IN RADIATION WORK.

♦THE RADIATION BOARD ALSO PROPOSED TO AMEND THE REGULATIONS TO ENABLE THE AUTHORITY TO DELEGATE TO A PUBLIC OFFICER ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS OR DUTIES WHICH ARE SEEN APPROPRI ATE,♦ DR KHOO SAID.

THE REGULATIONS WERE APPROVED.

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ERRORS CORRECTED * g *

SAME COUNCIL ON JUNE 26.

In*"THE GAZETTE CONTAINED A NUMBER OF ERRORS.

IT IS CLEARLY ADVISABLE JO VALIDATE THE ORDINANCE AND CORRECT THE ERRORS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,* HE SAID.

IKtINGCTOUTHE ?En1lTYC|& SECTION 3(2) DID NOT APPEAR TO BE WITHIN THOSE POWERS.

ALL ITS STAGES AT ONE SITTING.

EXPRESSING THE GOVERNMENT’S *REGRETS ™R ™IS EPISODE*, M into

l£ SAID THAT THAT *A BILL THIS COUNCIL

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MORE TIME FOR URBCO TO PREPARE BUDGET * X- * * *

A BILL GIVING THE URBAN COUNCIL AN EXTRA MONTH’S TIME TO PREPARE ITS ESTIMATES OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE, WAS APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

INTRODUCING THE URBAN COUNCIL (AMENDMENT) BILL, THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, THE HON BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID THE BILL ENABLED THE URBAN COUNCIL TO SUBMIT ITS ESTIMATES FOR EACH FINANCIAL YEAR BEFORE DECEMBER 31 INSTEAD OF BEFORE NOVEMBER 30.

THE URBAN COUNCIL HAD BEEN CONSULTED AND HAD EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THE BILL WOULD BE ENACTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, HE SAID.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1985

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PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL’S ACTIVE ROLE STRESSED *****

THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL (AMENDMENT) BILL WAS A DOCUMENT OF CONSIDERABLE SIGNIFICANCE TO THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT CF THE COUNCIL, THE HON ALLEN LEE SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR BILL STEMMED FROM A REVIEW UNDERTAKEN BY THE COUNCIL IN THE LIGHT OF THE BROADER RANGE OF ASSUMED BY THE COUNCIL AS RECOMMENDED IN THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DIVERSIFICATION.

LEE SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES REPORT OF THE

IT PROVIDED FOR AND FUNCTIONS OF THE PRODUCTIVITY CENTRE, PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL

THE CONSIDERABLE ENLARGEMENT OF THE POWERS COUNCIL AND REMOVED REFERENCES TO THE THUS MAKING IT CLEAR THAT THE HONG KONG OPERATED AS A SINGLE ENTITY.

AS CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL, I SHOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY SINCERE APPRECIATION TO THE RELEVANT BRANCHES CF THE GOVERNMENT. PARTICULARLY THE TRADE *XD INDUSTRY BRANCH, THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL S CHAMBERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT? AND MORE IMPORTANTLY FOR THEIR FARSIGHTEDNESS IN PROVIDING THE COUNCIL WITH THE NECESSARY LEGAL FRAMEWORK TO MEET THE CHANGING INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT NEEDS OF HONG KONG.+ MR LEE SAID.

IN MEETING ITS CHALLENGES OF PROMOTING AND INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY IN INDUSTRY, THE COUNCIL HAD EVOLVED FROM ESSENTIALLY A TRAINING AND CONSULTANCY ORGANISATION TO ONE WHICH WAS DEDICATED TO THE ACTIVE TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY AND MAN/GEMENT KNOW-HOW.

IN ADDITION TO HELPING INDIVIDUAL FACTORIES SOLVE A MULTITUDE CF TECHNICAL AND MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS THE COUNCIL TOOK THE initiative Tn EXAMINE THE TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL SECTORS OF INDUSTRY TO DETERMINE TH£ NEED FOR. PLAN, COORDINATE, AND WHERE APPROPRIATE, ESTABLISH SUPPORT FACILITIES.

IT ALSO UNDERTOOK DEVELOPMENT WORK WHICH WAS CAPABLE OF GENERATING MULTIPLIER EFFECTS WITHIN OUR INDUSTRIES, HE SAID.

+THE COUNCIL ♦ MR LEE SAID, +MUST MAINTAIN FLEXIBILITY IN THE PROGRAMMING of ITS ACTIVITIES AND BE SENSITIVE TO THE CHANGING JCEDS OF INDUSTRIES.

IN A DYNAMIC ECONOMY LIKE HONG KONG, THE INDUSTRIAL SCENE IS CHANGING RAPIDLY.

THE INCREASING SOPHISTICATION OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PRODUCTS AND THE INTRODUCTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL EXERT A PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON THE PATTERN OF MANUFACTURING, AND THIS WILL IN TURN IMPOSE NEW DEMANDS ON THE COUNCIL’S SERVICES.*

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NOT ONLY WERE THESE MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES INHERENTLY COMPLEX, THEY WERE ALSO PERVASIVE AND INTERDEPENDENT.

AS A RESULT, THEY OFTEN DEMANDED AN INTEGRATED PROBLEMSOLVING APPROACH.

♦THIS AMENDMENT BILL NOT ONLY GIVES RECOGNITION TO THE EXPANDED FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL, BUT ALSO LAYS A STRONG FOUNDATION FROM WHICH IT CAN FURTHER FULFIL ITS ROLE IN THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG,* MR LEE SAID.

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CONFIDENCE EXPRESSED IN UNIFIED EXCHANGE

X X X X X

AT THE END OF THIS YEAR THE HONG KONG UNIFIED EXCHANGE WOULD BE LAUNCHED INTO THE WORLD SECURITIES MARKET IN AN ERA OF REVIVING CONFIDENCE IN HONG KONG, THE HON MARIA TAM MADE THIS PREDICTION TODAY (WEDNESDAY) ADDING THAT SHE WAS SURE IT WOULD RECOVER ITS FORMER POSITION IN THE ASIAN REGION.

SPEAKING DURING THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE SECURITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL, MISS TAM NOTED, HOWEVER, THAT THE REAL SAFEGUARD TO THE INTERESTS OF LOCAL AND OVERSEAS INVESTORS LAY IN THE DETERMINATION OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR SECURITIES IN EXERCISING HIS POWER OF INVESTIGATION INTO THE ACTIVITIES OF DEALERS.

ONE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FEATURE OF THIS REFORM IS THAT THE HONG KONG EXCHANGE COMPANY WILL ASSUME RESPONSIBILITIES FOR MONITORING THE PERFORMANCE OF THOSE DEALERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE UNIFIED EXCHANGE.

I HOPE TIME WILL PROVE THAT IN HONG KONG WE CAN CLAIM NOT ONLY A VIBRANT MARKET FOR SECURITIES TRADING, BUT ALSO A FINE TRADITION OF SELF-REGULATION IN THIS INDUSTRY,♦ SHE SAID.

MISS TAM SAID THE STOCK EXCHANGES UNIFICATION (AMENDMENT) BILL PROPOSED TO EXPAND THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNITED EXCHANGE TO BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, AND THE ACCOUNTANTS AND LEGAL PROFESSIONALS, WHILE THE SECURITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL DEALT MAINLY WITH MEASURES TO IMPROVE QUALITY CONTROL OF DEALERS IN SECURITIES.

THANKING MISS TAM FOR SUPPORTING THE BILL, THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, SAID THAT IMPROVEMENTS IN STANDARDS HAD to BE SOUGHT ♦IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR AS INDEED IN ANY OTHER SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY+.

/Ai> FAR............

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AS FAR AS SECURITIES WERE CONCERNED HE HAD NO DOUBT THAT k THE LONG TERM, HONG KONG WOULD BEST BE SERVED BY A WELL-ORDER MARKET MANAGED WITH A CONSTANT REGARD FOR THE INTERESTS OF INVESTORS.

WE CONTINUE TO BELIEVE IN SELF-REGULAT ION BUT MUST BE WITHIN THE APPROPRIATE FRAMEWORK. AND THAT IS WHAT THE BILl IS ABOUT,♦ HE SAID.

MR JACOBS THEN MOVED TWO MINOR AMENDMENTS AT THE COMMITTEE cT*rc CONNECTED WITH THE NEW PROVISIONS IN THE BILL FOR THE REGISTRATION OF DEALING PARTNERSHIPS AND INVESTMENT ADVISERS PARTNERSHIPS, DESIGNED TO REMOVE CERTAIN AMBIGUITIES OR INCONSISTENCIES IN THE PRINCIPAL ORDINANCE.

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MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA CHANGE +TIMELY*

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THE STOCK EXCHANGES UNIFICATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985 MARKS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN RESOLVING THE LONG CONTROVERSY ON THE CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE STOCK EXCHANGES, THE HON PETER POON SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HE SAID HE WAS HAPPY TO SEE THAT AGREEMENT HAD FINALLY BEEN REACHED WITH THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ON THIS ISSUE.

HE SAID THAT REMOVAL OF THE PRESENT DISQUALIFICATION AGAINST CORPORATIONS, BANKS, DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, SOLICITORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS FROM BECOMING MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STOCK EXCHANGE HAD BEEN DEBATED AT LENGTH AND INTERESTED PARTIES HAD BEEN FULLY CONSULTED.

IN LINE WITH MODERN TRENDS, BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ARE TO BE PERMITTED TO BECOME MEMBERS, BUT ONLY IF THEY DO SO UNDER COMPLETELY SEPARATE ARMS FOR THEIR STOCKBROKING BUSINESS.

OTHER SAFEGUARDS, NO DOUBT, WILL BE INTRODUCED BY THE UNITED STOCK EXCHANGE TO PREVENT ANY UNFAIR COMPETITION.* HE SAID.

HE ADDED SO FAR AS SOLICITORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS WERE CONCERNED IT WAS THOUGHT BEST THAT ANY PROHIBITION SHOULD BE IMPOSED BY THE RESPECTIVE PROFESSIONAL BODIES UNDER THEIR OWN ETHICAL RULES IF THEY DEEMED IT NECESSARY.

/HE ALSO

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HE ALSO NOTED CORPORATIONS HAD BEEN INVOLVED IN STOCKBRCaING IN HONG KONG UNDER VARIOUS ARRANGEMENTS FOR A LONG TIME, AND THEY WERE PERMITTED TO DO SO IN OTHER COUNTRIES UNDER STRICT RULES AS TO ADEQUATE FINANCIAL BACKING AND PROPER MANAGEMENT.

IT IS TIMELY THAT WE SHOULD REGULARISE THE POSITION IN THIS RESPECT,* MR POON SAID.

FINALLY, HE SAID, FURTHER PROTECTION TO THE INVESTING PUBLIC WAS OFFERED AS THE BILL IMPOSED A STATUTORY DUTY ON THE EXCHANGE COMPANY TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ITS OWN MEMBERS AND TO ENSURE THEIR COMPLIANCE WITH THE FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS SPECIFIED IN THE SECURITIES ORDINANCE.

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PROTECTION FOR TRAVELLING PUBLIC SUPPORTED M * M M M

THERE WERE NO LEGAL CONTROLS OVER TRAVEL AGENTS IN RESPECT CF OUTBOUND TRAVEL AND TOUR ACTIVITIES AND ANYONE WHO OBTAINED A BUSINESS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE COULD IMMEDIATELY ESTABLISH HIMSELF AS A TRAVEL AGENT.

THIS WAS SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE HON ALLEN LEE DURING THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE TRAVEL AGENTS BILL.

♦ABSCONDMENTS BY FLY-BY-NIGHT OPERATORS WERE NOT UNCOMMON IN THE PAST,* HE SAID.

*l STRONGLY AGREE THAT THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC SHOULD BE PROTECTED FROM UNSCRUPULOUS TRAVEL AGENTS.*

THF BILL SOUGHT TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF LICENSING FOR TRAVEL AGENTS AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CREATION OF A TRAVEL_AGENTS’ RESERVE FUND FROM WHICH EX—GRATIA PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE TO CLIENTS IN THE E?ENT tSaT COURT JUDGMENTS AGAINST SUCH TRAVEL AGENTS COULD NOT BE SATISFIED.

♦THE GENERAL PUBLIC SHOULD WELCOME THIS BILL AS IT GIVES THEM ADEGREE OF PROTECTION FROM BOGUS OR INSOLVENT TRAVEL AGENTS, M* LEE SAID.

THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY SHOULD ALSO SUPPORT THE BILL SINCE IT PROVIDED THE BASIC FRAMEWORK ON WHICH THE INDUSTRY COULD DEVELOP ITS OWN STANDARDS AND SELF-REGULATION.

♦BLACK SHEEP OF THE INDUSTRY CAN ALSO BE CONTROLLED.♦

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MR LEE SAID REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY COUNCii OF HONG KONG HAD MADE A REPRESENTATION ON THE BILL TO THE LEGst' COUNCIL ECONOMIC SERVICES WORKING GROUP OF WHICH HE WAS THE COI'

WHILE EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE BILL, THE REPRESENTATIVES HAD SUGGESTED A NUMBER OF MINOR AMENDMENTS.

♦AFTER CAREFUL EXAMINATION, THE WORKING GROUP AGREES THAT A NUMBER OF MINOR TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS CAN BE MADE TO IMPROVE THE BILL,* MR LEE SAID.

♦ACCORDINGLY, I SHALL MOVE AMENDMENTS IN THE COMMITTEE S

♦AS AN INCREASING NUMBER OF PEOPLE SPEND THEIR HOLIDAYS OUTSIDE HONG KONG EACH YEAR, I BELIEVE THAT THE BILL IS A MUCH-NEEDED AND TIMELY PIECE OF LEG I SLAT ION,♦ HE TOLD THE COUN(

ROUNDING UP THE DEBATE ON THE BILL, SECRETARY FOR ECONOMY SERVICES, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, SUPPORTED MR LEE’S AMENDMENTS.

HE SAID THE BILL HAD ATTRACTED A LOT OF INTEREST SINCE ITS PUBLICATION.

♦WHILE THERE ARE STILL SOME WHO URGE THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD IMPOSE MORE STRINGENT LEGISLATIVE CONTROL OVER TRAVEL AGENTS, MOST BELIEVE THAT THE PROPOSALS CONTAINED IN THE BILL DO STRIKE THE RIGHT BALANCE BETWEEN ON THE ONE HAND THE PROTECTION OF CONSUMERS AND ON THE OTHER HEALTHY COMPETITION IN THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY,+ HE SAID.

HE THANKED MR LEE AND OTHER CONSIDERATION OF AND SUPPORT FOR

MEMBERS OF UMELCO FOR THEIR THE BILL.

HE WAS ALSO GRATEFUL TO THE CONSUMER COUNCIL AND THE TRAv INDUSTRY FOR THEIR CONSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS AND VALUABLE ADVICE.

/II .......

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FACILITIES NEEDED TO MAINTAIN HONG KONG’S FINANCIAL ROLE *****

TO M*,NTA,N AND ENHANCE HONG KONG’S ROLE AS A MAJOR FINANCIAL £c.cJRLT«LFVLL RANGE 0F FACILITIES NORMAL TO SUCH A SERVICE CENTRE PROVIDED, THE HON W.C.L. BROWN SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

/AS SPEAKING DURING THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE COMMODITIES ™A1^1 NG (AMENDMENT) BILL WHICH HE SAID SOUGHT TO AMEND THE PRINCIPAL ORDINANCE FOR THREE MAIN REASONSi FIRST, TO FACILITATE THE REORGANISATION OF THE HONG KONG FUTURES EXCHANGE- SECOND, TO enable THE control EXERCISED BY THE COMMODITIES TRADING COMMISSION OVER COMMODITIES TO BE EXTENDED TO COVER TRADING IN FINANCIAL ORES- AND THIRD, TO REORGANISE THE HONG KONG FUTURES EXCHANGE’S COMPENSATION FUND IN ORDER TO AFFORD BETTER PROTECTION TO THE INVESTING PUBLIC.

MR BROWN SAID THE ROLE PLAYED BY FINANCIAL FUTURES IN HEDGING THE EVER-INCREASING RISKS OF DOING BUSINESS IN TODAY’S FINANCIAL MARKETS WAS AN IMPORTANT ONE.

♦IT IS ONE WE HAVE BEEN WITHOUT IN HONG KONG FOR TOO LONG, AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS - ON WHOSE BEHALF I SPEAK AS CONVENOR OF THE LEGCO MONETARY AFFAIRS GROUP - GENERALLY WELCOME THIS LEGISLATION WHICH WE BELIEVE WILL FURTHER DEVELOP AND STRENGTHEN HONG KONG’S POSITION.♦

VARIOUS WEAKNESSES IN THE EXISTING COMPENSATION FUND PROVISION* IN THE ORDINANCE HAD BEEN IDENTIFIED RECENTLY IN CONNECTION wI TH THE SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS.

THE NEW COMPENSATION FUND TO BE ESTABLISHED WITH THE PASSAGE CF THE BiLL WOULD HELP TO REMOVE THESE DIFFICULTIES AND GIVE BETTER PROTECTION TO INVESTORS, AND THIS SHOULD BE WELCOMED BY THE PUBLIC.

♦WHILE I FULLY SUPPORT THE BILL,+ MR BROWN SAID, +1 AND MY COLLEAGUES ARE NONETHELESS CONSCIOUS THAT THE HANG SENG INDEX FUTURES CONTRACT COULD ENCOURAGE UNDUE SPECULATION BY SMALL INVESTORS.

♦WHILE SPECULATIVE ACTIVITY IS AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT OF THE FUTURES MARKETS, EXCESSIVE SPECULATION BY THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE MUST BE GUARDED AGAINST.

♦THIS IS OF COURSE EASIER SAID THAN DONE, BUT I HOPE THE EXCHANGE ITSELF WILL SUBSCRIBE TO PUBLICITY SO THAT THE INVESTING PUBLIC IS MADE FULLY AWARE OF THE RISKS POSED BY PARTICIPATION IN THE NEW MARKETS ABOUT TO BE CREATED,+ HE SAID.

THE BILL WAS PASSED.

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’COMMODITIES BILL NOT A PANACEA FOR DIFFICULTIES* ******

THE COMMODITIES TRADING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985 IS NOT A PAI FOR THE DIFFICULTIES LYING AHEAD IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMOD. TRADING IN HONG KONG, THE HON CHEUNG YAN-LUNG SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL DURING ITS RESUMED DEBATE. W CHEUNG SAID THE AMENDMENTS AS PROPOSED WOULD REVITALISE THE CAPABILITY OF THE COMPENSATION FUND TO SETTLE IN A MORE DYNAMI-AND RESOURCEFUL MANNER ANY CLAIMS OF LOSS BY INVESTORS SUSTAINS THROUGH THE DEFAULT OF MEMBERS OF THE EXCHANGE COMPANY.

♦THE NECESSITY FOR SUCH AN AMENDMENT IS OBVIOUS ESPECIAL' WHEN THE CLAIMS LODGED AGAINST THE FUND OVERWHELMED ITS ABIL TO ACT AS A SAFETY VALVE IN THE PROTECTION OF INVESTORS,* HE S

THUS, THE GOVERNMENT’S IMMEDIATE REVIEW OF THE SITUATION THE SUBSEQUENT RECOMMENDATIONS TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM AS EM IN THE AMENDMENT BILL SHOULD BE WELCOMED AS A MEASURE TO RESTOI ORDER IN THE DISTURBED COMMODITY TRADING MARKET AND TO INVITE RENEWED CONFIDENCE IN COMMODITIES TRADING FROM DEALERS AND INVESTORS, BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS.

THE REORGANISATION OF THE COMPENSATION FUND WAS A MOVE TO'. THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

*1 FIND THE INTENTION OF THE BILL RESPECTABLE,* MR CHEUN< SAID.

♦HOWEVER, THE PROVISIONS AS SUCH SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN TO k. AND FOR THAT MATTER SHOULD NOT CREATE A WRONG EXPECTATION TO Tl EFFECT THAT, IT IS A PANACEA TO THE DIFFICULTIES LYING AHEAD I' THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMMODITIES TRADING IN HONG KONG.*

CONFIDENCE OF INVESTORS IN COMMODITIES TRADING WAS MAINTAIN THROUGH A NUMBER OF FACTORS SUCH AS THE CREDIBILITY AND GOOD Nat. CF DEALERS, THE PROFIT OPPORTUNITY, THE COMPARATIVE RISK WITH RESPECT TO OTHER FORMS OF INVESTMENT AND THE SELF-DISCIPLINE OF THOSE INVOLVED.

THE LEAST FACTOR AN INVESTOR WOULD CONSIDER WAS THE AVAILABILITY OF A COMPENSATION FUND, ESPECIALLY WHEN SUCH COMPENSATION COULD VERY WELL BE ONLY A PORTION OF HIS CLAIM.

♦HENCE, BEFORE THIS COMPENSATION FUND HAS PROVED ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE WELL-BEING OF DEALERS, THE BURDEN IT CAUSES TO SHAREHOLDERS IS ALREADY FELT, ALTHOUGH I DO NOT DISAGREE THAT THE LESS RISK THE BETTER,♦ HE SAID.

♦ IN VIEW OF THIS, I DO BEAR AN ARGUMENT THAT ALL SHAREHO!_0trc • ARE PENALISED FOR STAYING IN BUSINESS BY BEING FORCED TO TAKE UP THE RISK THAT THEIR PAID UP DEPOSIT OF 150 000, WITH A FURTHER DEPOSIT OR DEPOSITS UP TO $50 000 WHEN CALLED UP BY THE COMM ISS10 MAY BE DISPERSED IN CURING WOUNDS CAUSED BY DEFAULTED DEALERS.

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♦NOTWITHSTANDING THE VALIDITY OF THIS ARGUMENT, WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROVISION OF SUCH A COMPENSATION FUND IS f€ANT TO ACT AS A ROPE TO RESCUE THOSE WHO WERE DROWNING IN A SEA OF RISK AND UNCERTAINTIES.

♦THEREFORE, CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN THAT THE ROPE WOULD NOT TURN AROUND TO TIE OUR OWN NECKS,* HE SAID.

MR CHEUNG SAID WITH REFERENCE TO THE MAXIMUM TOTAL PAYMENT PER DEFAULTING SHAREHOLDER WHICH HAD BEEN INCREASED FROM $1 MILLION TO $2 MILLION, THE IMPORTANT QUESTION TO ASK WAS HOW LARGE SHOULD THE FUND BE FOR ITS PURPOSE?

♦IT IS NOT UNCOMMON AMONG MANY TRADERS NOW THAT THEIR TRANSACTIONS HAVE REACHED A LEVEL OF MULTI-MILLION DOLLARS OF CONTRACT WORTH, IN SPITE OF THEIR RELATIVELY LOW REGISTERED CAPITAL.

♦AS THE MARKET GROWS, WE DO NOT NEED TOO MANY CASES TO OCCUR TO WIPE OUT THE FUND AND DEFEAT THE INTENTION OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT.

♦ONE MAY BEGIN TO WONDER IF THERE IS AS YET ANOTHER NECESSITY TO CREATE ANOTHER NEW FUND.

♦WHERE IS THE END OF THIS?

♦ONE MAY ALSO WONDER WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ON A MORE POSITIVE BASIS TO PREVENT DEFAULT IN ADDITION TO AFTERMATH TREATMENT.

♦I BELIEVE THAT THOSE IN THE COMMODITIES TRADING BUSINtSo WOULD NOT OBJECT TO MORE STRINGENT SCRUTINY AND CONTROL PROCEDURE^ IF COMPENSATION CLAIMS CAN THEREBY BE REALISTICALLY AVOIDED.

♦INDEED, I WOULD ADVOCATE SELF-REGULATION BY THE INDUSTRY WHICH IS WELL-ACQUAINTED WITH TRADE PRACTICES.

♦THIS WOULD BE IN-LINE WITH INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE THAT THE TRADE IS MOST EFFECTIVELY REGULATED BY PROFESSIONALS IN THE INDUSTRY,* MR CHEUNG SAID.

HE SAID WHILE SMALL INVESTORS SHOULD BE PROTECTED TO AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL, WHICH WAS THE AIM OF THE COMPOSITE AMENDMENT BILL, SHAREHOLDERS SHOULD ALSO BE PROVIDED WITH AN ACCEPTABLE LEVEL OF ASSURANCE SO THAT MORE SHAREHOLDERS WOULD BE ATTRACTED TO JOIN THE COMPANY AND TOGETHER MAKE THE ENTERPRISE MORE PROSPEROUS.

ON THE PROPOSED LEVY SYSTEM, MR CHEUNG SAID HE AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT A LEVY WOULD PROVIDE SELF-GENERATING RESOURCES TO THE COMPENSATION FUND, BUT WHEN THE COMMISSION DECIDED THE RATE OF LEVY, IT SHOULD BE AT A LEVEL WHICH COULD J1|LD SUBSTANTIAL BENEFIT TO THE FUND BUT WHICH WOULD NOT AT THE SAME TIME CAUSE UNNECESSARY OPERATIONAL BURDEN TO SHAREHOLDERS.

/THE GOVERNMENT

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THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PREPARE ITSELF WITH ADEQUATE MANPOWER AND ACCEPTABLE METHODS TO GOVERN THE COLLECTION AND PAYMENT OF LEVIES, HE SAID.

THERE WAS ALSO CONCERN THAT A TRADER’S LICENCE COULD BE REVOKED DUE TO NEGLIGENCE TO PAY THE LEVY.

+THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF THE LEVY SYSTEM WOULD REQUIRE UNDERSTANDING OF ALL PARTIES CONCERNED,+

SINCERE COOPERATION AND NR CHEUNG CONCLUDED.

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INTEREST OF SMALL INVESTORS TAKEN CARE OF *****

BOTH THE FUTURES EXCHANGE AND THE CLEARING HOUSE ARE CONSCIOUS CF THE NEED TO ENSURE THE INTEREST OF THE SMALL INVESTORS ARE NOT IGNORED, SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

ROUNDING UP THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE COMMODITIES TRADING (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, HE SAID BOTH THE EXCHANGE AND THE CLEARING HOUSE DID ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE SOME MEASURES OF PROTECTION.

+BUT IT IS INCUMBENT UPON ANY INVESTOR TO MAKE SURE THAT HE UNDERSTANDS THE NATURE OF THE INVESTMENT HE IS MAKING AND DOES NOT OVER-EXTEND HIMSELF,* MR JACOBS SAID, NOTING THE CONCERN EXPRESSED BY THE HON BILL BROWN OVER UNDUE SPECULATION BY SMALL INVESTORS.

+AS MR BROWN HAS INDICATED, ESSENTIALLY THE FUTURES MARKET IS FOR THE LARGER OR PROFESSIONAL INVESTOR.

♦ BUT HAVING SAID THIS, I MUST MARKET SHOULD ALWAYS TAKE STEPS TO PROPERLY ADVISED.

♦THOSE WHO IGNORE THAT ADVICE KANS WILL HAVE ONLY THEMSELVES TO

SAY THAT THE DEALERS IN THE ENSURE THAT THEIR CLIENTS ARE

OR TAKE RISKS BEYOND THEIR BLAME,* MR JACOBS ADDED.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE VIEW OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSION AND THE COMMODITIES TRADING COMMISSION WAS THAT THE NECESSARY SAFEGUARD AND CONDITIONS WERE THERE AND THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE TO MONITOR DEVELOPMENTS.

TURNING TO THE HON CHEUNG YAN-LUNG’S REMARK RpA^’NG THE COMPENSATION FUND, MR JACOBS SAID THE PROVISIONS RATING TO THIS FUND WERE DRAWN UP AFTER THE MOST CAREFUL INVESTIGATION OF THE PRACTICE IN OTHER EXCHANGES AND FOLLOWING CONSULTATION WITH THE HONG KONG FUTURES EXCHANGE.

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♦WE HAVE TRIED TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE EXCHANGE AND ITS SHAREHOLDERS, AND WE HAVE BEEN EVER CONSCIOUS OF THE NEED TO SAFEGUARD THE INTEREST OF THE INVESTORS.

♦THE UNDERLYING PHILOSOPHY OF THE FUND IS THAT THERE SHOULD BE A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILITY ON THE PART OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EXCHANGE TOWARDS THE INVESTING PUBLIC,+ HE SAID.

AS FOR MR CHEUNG’S CONCERN ABOUT THE BURDENS AND LIABILITIES ON SHAREHOLDERS, MR JACOBS SAID THE PROPOSALS WERE NOT TOO ONEROUS HAD BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE EXCHANGE.

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BILL WITHDRAWN MX*

THE DANGEROUS GOODS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985 WAS WITHDRAWN, IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDING ORDER NO. 52 OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, BY THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, THE HON GORDON MORTIMER, TODAY.

SPEAKING AT THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE BILL, MR MORTIMER EXPLAINED THAT HE WAS WITHDRAWING THE BILL FOR TECHNICAL REASONS AFTER RECONSIDERING THE NEED FOR THE CHANGES PROPOSED IN THE BILL.

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SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE SECTOR CAR TESTING X X X *

PRIVATE CARS MAINTAINED IN GOOD CONDITION WOULD CONTRIBUTE GREATLY TO ROAD SAFETY AND REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION DUE TO BREAKDOWNS, THE HON F.K. HU SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

♦ADDITIONAL GOVERNMENT VEHICLE EXAMINATION CENTRES WILL REQUIRE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AND RECURRENT COST WHILE UTILISATION OF PRIVATE SECTOR CENTRES UNDER A PROPERLY MONITORED SCHEME CAN ACHIEVE THE SAME OBJECTIVES IMMEDIATELY AND WITHOUT ANY NET EXPENDITURE FROM PUBLIC FUNDS,♦ HE ADDED.

HE NOTED THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL MADE THIS ARRANGEMENT POSSIBLE.

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♦THIS BILL INCORPORATES NECESSARY DETAILS, MOSTLY IN THE CODE OF PRACTICE, TO ENSURE PROPER STANDARDS OF COMPETENCE AND EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS SAFEGUARDS AGAINST CORRUPTION AND MALPRACTICE,♦ HE SAID.

HE CONCEDED THERE WAS NO PROVISION IN THE BILL FOR APPEALS BY AN AGGRIEVED CAR OWNER AGAINST THE RESULT OF AN EXAMINATION AT A CAR TESTING CENTRE, BUT THERE WAS PROVISION IN THE CODE OF PRACTICE FOR CAR OWNERS TO APPEAL TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AGAINST A DECISION OF A CAR TESTING CENTRE NOT TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF ROADWORTHINESS.

DETAILED PROCEDURE WOULD HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED TO AVOID THIS RIGHT BEING ABUSED, HE SAID.

MR HU ALSO SAID UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS WERE SATISFIED THAT SUCH ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE WOULD PROVIDE A PRACTICAL AND REALISTIC SOLUTION TO AN AGGRIEVED CAR OWNER.

POINTING OUT THAT THERE WERE NEARLY 52 OOO PRIVATE CARS OVER SIX YEARS OLD AND SOME MIGHT REQUIRE RE-EXAMINATION, HE PREDICTED THE NUMBER OF ANNUAL INSPECTIONS IN THE FIRST YEAR WOULD BE CLOSE TO 60 000.

HE URGED THE ADMINISTRATION TO ENSURE THAT PRIVATE SECTOR GARAGES APPROVED UNDER THE SCHEME HAD ADEQUATE CAPACITY TO HANDLE THIS VOLUME OF INSPECTION.

♦IN CASE THERE IS INSUFFICIENT CAPACITY TO HANDLE ALL THE INSPECTIONS, UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS SUGGEST THAT THE SCHEME BE IMPLEMENTED STEP-BY-STEP REQUIRING THE EXAMINATION OF THE OLDER CARS FIRST, SAY THOSE OVER 10 YEARS OLD, AND THEN GRADUALLY REDUCING THE AGE LIMIT,♦ HE SAID.

ALSO SPEAKING ON THE BILL, THE HON ANDREW SO, IN ABSTAINING FROM VOTING, SAID THE PRIVATE CAR INSPECTION SCHEME WAS BOUND TO BE FULL OF ABUSES.

HE SAID HE ABSTAINED FROM VOTING BECAUSE THE BILL DID NOT PROVIDE FOR APPEALS BY AGGRIEVED CAR OWNERS AND ALTHOUGH THE CODE OF PRACTICE DID HAVE SUCH PROVISIONS, INCONVENIENCE TO CAR OWNERS COULD NOT BE AVOIDED.

HE SAID THAT HE COULD NOT SET HIS MIND AT EASE ALTHOUGH hR HU, THE CONVENER OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE BILL, HAD EXPRESSED SATISFACTION WITH THE EXPLANATION GIVEN BY THE GOVERNMENT.

MR SO SAID THAT HONG KONG WAS ONLY A SMALL PLACE AND THE MILEAGE COVERED BY VEHICLES WOULD NOT BE TOO GREAT.

♦GENERALLY SPEAKING, THE PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE CARS WHICH ARE MORE THAN SIX YEARS OLD IS STILL VERY GOOD.

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HE EXPRESSED REGRET THAT THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT CONCEDE TO HIS *WELL-INTENT IONED+ PROPOSAL THAT ONLY PRIVATE CARS IN USE FOR SEVEN, OR MORE YEARS SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION. AND THAT THOSE WHICH PASSED THE TEST WOULD BE INSPECTED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS ONLY FROM THE TENTH YEAR ONWARDS.

THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, THE HON IAN MACPHERSON, REFERRING TO THE QUESTION OF APPEALS RAISED BY MR SO, STRESSED, HOWEVER, THAT THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE ALREADY PROVIDED FOR A VEHICLE OWNER TO APPEAL TO THE TRANSPORT TRIBUNAL IF THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT REFUSED TO LICENSE HIS VEHICLE ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT WAS NOT ROADWORTHY.

♦THIS RIGHT WOULD APPLY TO INSPECTIONS CARRIED OUT BY CAR TESTING CENTRES BY VIRTUE OF THE AMENDMENT TO SECTION 25 PROPOSED IN CLAUSE 2 OF THE BILL,* HE SAID.

WITH REGARD TO INSPECTION OF CARS, HE SAID THE OBJECTIVE LAID DOWN IN THE 1979 WHITE PAPER ON INTERNAL TRANSPORT POLICY WAS THAT ALL CARS OVER SIX YEARS OLD SHOULD BE EXAMINED ANNUALLY.

+THE AGE THRESHOLD PROPOSED IN THE BILL IS CONSERVATIVE COMPARED TO THE PRACTICE IN OTHER COUNTRIES. FOR EXAMPLE, IN JAPAN AND THE UNITED KINGDOM, ALL CARS OVER THREE YEARS OLD HAVE TO BE INSPECTED ANNUALLY,* HE SAID.

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DUE RECOGNITION URGED FOR +PRACTISING REFRACTIONISTS*

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AN ANSWER TO THE CALL BY THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL OPTOMETRISTS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF PRACTISING REFRACTIONISTS BY FULLY-TRAINED OPTOMETRISTS IN 1987 WAS GIVEN IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS, MIDWIVES REGISTRATION AND NURSES REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, DR THE HON HENRIETTA IP SAID LIKE DOCTORS AND DENTISTS *WE ALSO HAVE WITHIN OUR ORDINANCES SECTIONS TO PROTECT THOSE ’GRANDFATHERS’ IN OUR PROFESSION WHO, ALTHOUGH WITHOUT THE NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS AS REQUIRED TODAY, HAVE NEVERTHELESS CONTRIBUTED SIGNIFICANTLY TO THEIR PROFESSION IN THE YESTERYEARS*.

DR IP SAID SHE CONSIDERED IT JUSTIFIABLE TO GIVE THESE PEOPLE DUE RECOGNITION AND ALLOW THEM TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR PRACTICE, WITH RESTRICTIONS, OF COURSE, TO WHAT THEY COULD SAFELY PERFORM.

THIS EXPLAINED WHY *T0 DETECT OCULAR DISEASES* WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE DEFINITION OF THE WORK OF OPTOMETRISTS.

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♦SUFFICE TO SAY, THAT THIS CHAMBER WILL LOOK VERY CLOSELY AT THE REGULATIONS WHICH THE ADMINISTRATION ASSURES US WILL IRON OUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PRACTISING REFRACTION I STS AND THOSE PROFESSIONAL OPTOMETRISTS QUALIFIED TO DO MORE,* SHE SAID.

DR IP SAID THAT LIKE THE LEGISLATION GOVERNING THE MEDICAL COUNCIL, THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS COUNCIL ONLY HAD DISCIPLINARY POWER BUT LACKED AN ADVISORY ROLE.

THIS IS A SERIOUS LIMITING FACTOR, AS TESTED OUT IN COURT WITH A CITED PRECEDENT CASE, AND IS IN CONTRAST WITH OTHER NON-►EDICAL PROFESSIONAL COUNCILS,+ SHE SAID.

I HOPE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK INTO THIS DISCREPANCY.♦

DR IP SAID AN EXEMPTION CLAUSE RIGHTLY GAVE THE COUNCIL WIDE POWER AND FLEXIBILITY TO REGISTER ANYONE IT SAW FIT WITHOUT NECESSARILY MEETING THE CRITERIA OF THE REGULATIONS.

THIS WAS IN KEEPING WITH THAT OF THE MEDICAL REGISTRATION ORDINANCE.

I WILL REPEAT THE SAME CAUTION THAT I EXPRESSED WITH THE PASSAGE OF THAT BILL, IN THAT THIS CLAUSE SHOULD BE EXERCISED SPARINGLY,* SHE SAID.

SHE SAID THE DISSATISFACTION BY THE PROFESSIONS AS REGARDS THE USE OF TERMINOLOGY ALSO EXTENDED TO THE USE OF THE CHINESE CHARACTER +YUEN* TO DESCRIBE THE PERSON OFFERING PHYSIOTHERAPY.

THEY CONSIDERED ANOTHER CHARACTER *SZE’ SHOULD BE USED INSTEAD, IN KEEPING WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF THE OPTOMETRIST. tuc THE H0PE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION COULD EXPLAIN

THE RATIONALE BEHIND THE USE OF THE TWO CHARACTERS.

THE CHALLENGES OF THE BILL AND THE ENCOURAGING SIGNS WERE THAT THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONTINUED TO EXTEND THE STANDARDISATION AND PUT UNDER LEGISLATIVE CONTROL THE PRACTICE OF ALLIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONS.

* THE PUBLIC NEEDS THIS PROTECTION AND REASSURANCE FROM THE GOVERNMENT THAT WHOEVER THE GOVERNMENT ALLOWS TO OFFER PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ARE PROPERLY QUALIFIED TO DO SO,* SHE SAID.

I SINCERELY HOPE THAT SUCH AN INITIATIVE BY THE MEDICAL AND ICALTH DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE AND THAT IT WILL EXTEND ITS CONTROL TO THE OTHER ALLIED PROFESSIONS IN THE PROTECTION OF THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC.

I ALSO HOPE THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE DIFFICULTY OF THE TASK, NOR THE EXTRA WORK LOAD IT HAS TO TAKE ON.

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♦THE PROFESSIONS WHICH I WOULD LIKE THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO LOOK INTO ARE THE CHIROPRACTORS, THE ACUPUNCTURISTS, THE HERBALISTS AND THE BONE SETTERS IN THAT ORDER.♦

THEY WERE ALTERNATIVE OR SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS AND SHOULD BE DULY RECOGNISED RATHER THAN EXCLUDED FROM THE RELEVANT MEDICAL ORDINANCES.

THE PREVIOUS REACTION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION WAS THAT, AS THERE HAD BEEN NO PROOF THAT THESE PROFESSIONS WERE DOING ANY DAMAGE, NOR THAT THESE DAMAGES WERE OF SIGNIFICANCE, THEY DECLINED TO ATTEMPT TO PUT SUCH PROFESSIONS UNDER LEGISLATIVE CONTROL.

I AM NOT AWARE THAT THE PRACTISING REFRACTION I STS HAVE CREATED ANY DAMAGE NOR PROBLEM EITHER,♦ DR IP SAID.

YET THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS RIGHTLY TAKEN AN ACTIVE APPROACH.♦

DR IP SAID SHE LOOKED FORWARD TO THE SAME ENTHUSIASM AND DYNAMISM IT HAD ADOPTED FOR THIS BILL, IN PUTTING OTHER ALLIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONS SUCH AS CHIROPRACTORS, ACUPUNCTURISTS AND ICRBALISTS UNDER LEGISLATIVE CONTROL.

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BETTER HEALTH CARE SEEN FROM OPTOMETRY MOVE * * * * *

THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS, MIDWIVES REGISTRATION AND NURSES REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985 WOULD CERTAINLY RAISE THE STANDARD OF HEALTH CARE AND WOULD PROVIDE GREATER PROTECTION TO THOSE WHO SOUGHT TREATMENT FROM MEMBERS OF THE PARAMEDICAL PROFESSIONS.

THIS WAS STATED BY DR THE HON HO KAM-FAI AT THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE BILL IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE SAID HE WAS HAPPY TO KNOW THAT THE SETS OF REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS COVERED BY THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS ORDINANCE WERE ALREADY AT AN ADVANCE DRAFTING STAGE.

♦THE BILL, WHICH AMONG OTHER THINGS SEEKS TO EXPAND THE REGULATION-MAKING POWERS LAID DOWN UNDER THE ORDINANCE, WILL ENABLE THESE LONG-AWAITED REGULATIONS TO BE MADE WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE,♦ HE SAID.

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DR HO ALSO SAID HE WAS GRATEFUL THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD TAKEN THE INITIATIVE IN PLACING THE OPTOMETRY PROFESSION UNDER LEGISLATIVE CONTROL.

WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NECESSARY REGULATIONS, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT THE STANDARD OF THE OPTICAL INDUSTRY WILL BE RAISED IN THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC.

I AM AWARE, HOWEVER, THAT THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL OPTOMETRISTS HAS SOME QUERIES ABOUT THE DEFINITION AND FUNCTIONS OF OPTOMETRISTS, AS LAID DOWN IN CLAUSE 15 OF THE BILL.+ HE SAID.

HE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAD GIVEN MUCH THOUGHT TO THIS POINT AND INTENDED TO DEAL WITH THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES CF OPTOMETRISTS IN THE REGULATIONS, AND HE THEREFORE SOUGHT THE ADMINISTRATION’S COMMENT ON THIS POINT.

HE ALSO ASKED WHETHER GOVERNMENT HAD CONSIDERED THE RESERVATIONS EXPRESSED BY A NUMBER OF ORGANISATIONS REPRESENTING OPTOMETRISTS REGARDING THE CHINESE TRANSLATION OF +OPTOMETRIST+.

AS REGARDS THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS WHICH STIPULATED THAT AT LEAST ONE DIRECTOR OF A COMPANY CARRYING ON THE BUSINESS OF A PARA-MEDICAL PROFESSION SHOULD BE PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED, DR HO CONSIDERED THIS A POSITIVE STEP TO RAISE THE STANDARD OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE WHICH SHOULD NOT BE GUIDED SOLELY BY COMMERCIAL CONSIDERATIONS.

I AGREE THAT WITH THE SHORTAGE OF QUALIFIED PERSONNEL AT PRESENT IT IS UNREALISTIC TO REQUIRE ALL DIRECTORS OF A COMPANY CARRYING ON THE BUSINESS OF A PROFESSION TO BE PROFESSIONALLY QUALIFIED.

HOWEVER, I SINCERELY HOPE THAT THERE SHOULD BE MORE QUALIFIED DIRECTORS WITH THE INCREASED SUPPLY OF COMPETENT PERSONNEL IN THE FUTURE,♦ HE SAID.

THANKING DR HO AND DR HENRIETTA IP FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE BILL, THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, THE HON CHAU TAK-HAY SAID THE PURPOSE OF THE DEFINITION WAS TO DESCRIBE THE WORK OF THE OPTOMETRY PROFESSION IN SUFFICIENTLY BROAD TERMS TO ENSURE THAT IT EMBRACED ALL THOSE ENGAGED IN OPTICAL WORK WHO OUGHT TO BE REGISTERED.

THIS DEFINITION DOES NOT PURPORT TO DESCRIBE ALL THE WORK AN OPTOMETRIST MAY DO, BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT DOES NOT PREVENT HIM FROM PERFORMING ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS, SUCH AS THE DETECTION CF OCULAR DISEASES.

BY THE SAME TOKEN, RESTRICTIONS MAY BE IMPOSED, THROUGH REGULATIONS, ON THE TYPE OF WORK WHICH CAN BE UNDERTAKEN BY DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF OPTOMETRISTS.

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THREE ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTING OPTOMETRISTS HAVE WRITTEN TO THE GOVERNMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE DEFINITION ADOPTED,* HE SAID.

AS REGARDS THE CHINESE TRANSLATION OF OPTOMETRIST WHICH APPEARED IN THE EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM TO THE BILL, THE ORGANISATIONS REPRESENTING OPTOMETRISTS WHICH HAD WRITTEN TO THE GOVERNMENT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE TERM USED HAD BEEN INFORMED THAT THE TRANSLATION HAD NO FORCE IN LAW AND THAT IN DUE COURSE THEY WOULD BE CONSULTED ON AN OFFICIAL TRANSLATION, HE SAID.

IN ARRIVING AT A DECISION ON THIS TRANSLATION, WE WILL ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THE CHINESE TERMS ALREADY USED TO DESCRIBE THE OTHER PARA-MEDICAL PROFESS IONS,+ HE SAID.

THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, HE SAID, HAD EARLIER GIVEN AN ASSURANCE THAT IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO CATER FOR THE INTERESTS OF THOSE IN THE PARA-MEDICAL PROFESSIONS WHO HAD BEEN IN PRACTICE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND HAD GAINED THEIR PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE IN A PRACTICAL WAY.

I WOULD LIKE TO REPEAT THAT ASSURANCE, AND TO DO SO WITH PARTICULAR REGARD TO THE OPTOMETRY PROFESSION.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE WORKING IN THE OPTICAL FIELD IN HONG KONG TODAY HAVE NOT RECEIVED FORMAL TRAINING. REGARD MUST BE PAID TO THIS SITUATION IN DEVISING THE LEGISLATIVE SCHEME FOR THE CONTROL OF THE OPTOMETRY PROFESS ION,♦ HE SAID.

HE ALSO SHARED DR HO’S HOPE THAT THERE WOULD BE AN INCREASED SUPPLY OF QUALIFIED PERSONS IN THE FUTURE, BUT HE DOUBTED WHETHER EVEN THEN THE LAW WOULD NEED TO BE CHANGED TO REQUIRE THAT EACH COMPANY SHOULD HAVE MORE THAN ONE QUALIFIED DIRECTOR.

IN REPLY TO DR. IP’S SUGGESTION THAT CERTAIN OTHER PROFESSIONS SHOULD ALSO BE BROUGHT UNDER LEGISLATIVE CONTROL, M? CHAU POINTED OUT THAT ALTHOUGH IT WAS POSSIBLE THAT THE SCOPE OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSION ORDINANCE MIGHT BE EXTENDED IN FUTURE, THERE WERE NO PLANS TO PROVIDE REGISTRATION AND CONTROL OVER GROUPS SUCH AS CHIROPRACTORS, ACUPUNCTURISTS AND PRACTITIONERS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE, WHOSE SKILLS WERE OF A VERY DIFFERENT NATURE FROM THOSE OF THE OTHER PROFESSIONS COVERED BY THE ORDINANCE.

ON THE QUESTION OF CONSULTATION, HE ASSURED THE COUNCIL THAT DRAFT REGULATIONS ON ALL FIVE PARA-MEDICAL PROFESSIONS COVERED BY THE ORDINANCE WOULD BE CIRCULATED TO ALL CONCERNED ORGANISATIONS BEFORE THEY WERE SUBMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

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MTRC LOAN REPAYMENT GUARANTEED * * ft * *

THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY APPROVED A GOVERNMENT GUARANTEE TO THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION TO COVER THE REPAYMENT OF A $22 MILLION LOAN.

THE SUM BORROWED UNDER THIS GUARANTEE WILL BE USED TO FINANCE AN ISLAND LINE CONTRACT FOR INFRASTRUCTURE WORKS OF THE KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT.

THIS BRINGS THE GOVERNMENT’S TOTAL GUARANTEE COMMITMENT TO THE MTR CORPORATION TO $7 890 MILLION.

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A MOTION TO INCLUDE THE AGREED CHARGES ON INTERCONNECTION OF VALUE-ADDED SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORK IN THE SCHEDULE TO THE TELEPHONE ORDINANCE WAS APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

MOVING THE MOTION, THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, THE HON PIERS JACOBS EXPLAINED THAT SUCH SERVICES ARE VIEWDATA, FACSIMILE AND ELECTRONIC AND VOICE MAIL-BOXES, WHICH A SUBSCRIBER TO THE PUBLIC SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORK PROVIDES TO A THIRD PARTY AT A PROFIT.

THE PROPOSED CHARGES OF $60 A MONTH FOR AN INTERCONNECTION LINE, AND SEVEN CENTS A MINUTE FOR USE OF THAT LINE WERE THE SAME AS THE EXISTING CHARGES FOR INTERCONNECTION BETWEEN THE TELEPHONE NETWORK AND PUBLIC MOBILE RADIOTELEPHONE, HE SAID.

THE CHARGES WILL TAKE EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 1 THIS YEAR, THE SAME DATE AS OTHER REVISED TARIFFS.

MR JACOBS ALSO RECALLED THAT THE COUNCIL HAD RESOLVED ON JULY 24 TO AMEND THE SCHEDULE TO THE ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH THE MAXIMUM CHARGES THAT MIGHT BE LEVIED BY THE HONG KONG TELEPHONE COMPANY.

AT THE TIME THAT RESOLUTION WAS MADE, NEGOTIATIONS WERE STILL UNDER WAY WITH THE TELEPHONE COMPANY CONCERNING THE CHARGES TO BE LEVIED FOR THE INTERCONNECTION OF VALUE-ADDED SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC SWITCHED TELEPHONE NETWORK, HE SAID.

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KOWLOON TUNNEL ROUTE ’POSSIBLE’ * * *

IT WOULD BE NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT DETAILED STUDIES OF BOTH TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS AND ALTERNATIVE ROUTES BEFORE SELECTING A NEW TUNNEL ALIGNMENT BETWEEN SHA TIN AND NORTH-EAST KOWLOON, ALTHOUGH PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATIONS INDICATED THAT A TUNNEL ROUTE WAS POSSIBLE, THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, THE HON IAN MACPHERSON TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

SUCH STUDIES WOULD PROCEED AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE, HE ADDED.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY THE HON WONG LAM, MR MACPHERSON SAID TnAT nE HAD, IN FACT, ASKED FOR THE INCLUSION OF AN ITEM IN CATEGORY C OF THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME TO BE ENTITLED NEW ROAD

ALSO THAT HE HAD

IN FACT

ASKED FOR THE

LINK FROM SHA TIN TO THE URBAN AREAS’.

+THE ADMINISTRATION IS VERY MUCH IN FAVOUR OF ^HIS PROJECT AND I HOPE IT CAN BE UPGRADED QUICKLY TO ENABLE DETAILED PLANNING 10 BEGIN,+ HE SAID.

LATER ON, IT WOULD BE FOR CONSIDERATION WHETHER IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE POLICY OF LIMITING PUBLIC SECTOR EXPENDITURE ON CAPITAL THIS MIGHT BE ANOTHER PROJECT FOR THE-

WORKS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, PRIVATE SECTOR, HE SAID.

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ABOUT ILLEGAL DENTAL PRACTICES

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THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ON ILLEGAL DENTAL PRACTICES HAD DROPPED IN THE PAST SIX YEARS, THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR THE HON RUDY KHOO, SAID TODAY.

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION BY DR THE HON HENRIETTA IP, DR KHOO SAID THAT COMPLAINTS ABOUT ILLEGAL DENTAL PRACTICE HAD DROPPED FROM 80 IN 1979 TO 37 IN 1984.

THERE WAS NO OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE NUMBER OF PERSONS PRACTISING DENTISTRY ILLEGALLY, BECAUSE AS WITH OTHER INSTANCES CF ILLEGAL AND UNLICENSED PRACTICES, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE TO OBTAIN RELIABLE OR MEANINGFUL STATISTICS, HE SAID.

HE RECALLED THAT THE FIRST GROUP OF 59 DENTAL STUDENTS HAD GRADUATED FROM HONG KONG UNIVERSITY IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR AND HE FELT IT WAS *T00 PREMATURE TO ASSESS THEIR IMPACT ON THE SUPPLY CF DENTISTS IN HONG KONG NOW+.

BUT HE ADDED THAT THE DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST ILLEGAL DENTAL PRACTICES COULD, PERHAPS, SERVE AS AN INDIRECT INDICATION OF THE EFFECT OF THE IMPROVING SUPPLY OF QUALIFIED DENTISTS IN HONG KONG.

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SLUDGE DISPOSAL PLANS IN THE PIPELINE * * * M

COMPREHENSIVE PLANS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF ALL SLUDGES WERE BEING DRAWN UP SO THAT SLUDGE MANAGEMENT COULD FORM AN INTEGRAL PART OF HONG KONG’S WASTE DISPOSAL STRATEGY, SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, THE HON CHAU TAK-HAY, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION BY THE HON ANDREW SO ON MEASURES BEING TAKEN TO TACKLE POLLUTION CAUSED BY SLUDGE DISCHARGED FROM WATER TREATMENT PLANTS, MR CHAU POINTED OUT THAT IN ADDITION TO THESE PLANS ON A BROADER FRONT, THE GOVERNMENT WAS ACTIVELY PLANNING ALTERNATIVE SCHEMES FOR SLUDGES PRODUCED BY FIVE OF THE 15 GOVERNMENT-OPERATED PLANTS.

♦THE SLUDGE — KNOWN PROPERLY AS ALUM SLUDGE — CONTAINS A HIGH LEVEL OF SUSPENDED SOLIDS AS WELL AS ELEMENTS, SUCH AS ALUMINIUM, WHICH ARE POTENTIALLY TOXIC,♦ MR CHAU SAID.

HOWEVER, HE EMPHASISED THAT WATER QUALITY MONITORING HAD NOT INDICATED CONCENTRATION LEVELS REACHING ANYWHERE NEAR THOSE WHICH WOULD REPRESENT A DIRECT OR INDIRECT THREAT TO PEOPLE.

THESE SLUDGES ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO A REDUCTION IN THE AMOUNT CF OXYGEN IN RIVERS AND THE MARINE RECEIVING WATERS, HE ADDED.

REGARDING THE POINT ABOUT THE EXTENT OF POLLUTION AT SHING MUN RIVER CAUSED BY SUCH SLUDGE DISCHARGES, MR CHAU SAID ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF ALL THE SLUDGE PRODUCED AT THE FIVE TREATMENT PLANTS AROSE AT SHA TIN WHERE IT WAS DISCHARGED INTO THE UPPER SHING MUN RIVER.

♦WITHOUT ATTEMPTING TO MINIMISE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE SLUDGE PRODUCED AT SHA TIN. I WOULD POINT OUT THAT IT ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 10 TO 15 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL POLLUTION LOAD, MEASURED IN TERMS OF OXYGEN DEMAND, ON THE SHING MUN RIVER.

♦THIS, TOGETHER WITH THE SLUDGE FROM A PLANT AT TAI PO, REPRESENTS ABOUT FOUR PER CENT OF THE OVERALL DAILY POLLUTION LOAD ON TOLO HARBOUR,♦ HE SAID.

THE ALTERNATIVE DISPOSAL SCHEMES UNDER ACTIVE PLANNING STARTED WITH THE PLANT AT SHA TIN.

♦THE MAIN OPTIONS WHICH ARE BEING CONSIDERED AREi

(A) DIRECT DISCHARGE THROUGH THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM TO SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS, OR

(B) DEWATERING AND THICKENING OF THE SLUDGE PRIOR TO DISPOSAL,* MR CHAU DISCLOSED, ADDING THAT WITHIN THE SECOND OPTION, THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ALSO NEED TO CONSIDER WHETHER THE TREATED SLUDGE SHOULD BE DUMPED AT SEA OR IN CONTROLLED TIPS.

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SELECTION A MATTER FOR BODY CONCERNED

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THE GOVERNMENT DID NOT, UNDER PRESENT POLICY, STIPULATE THE MANNER IN WHICH REPRESENTATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO STATUTORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, THE HON ADOLF HSU, SAID TODAY.

+ THIS IS A MATTER ENTIRELY LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF THE NOMINATING BODY,* MR HSU SAID. +THAT BEING SO, ONE WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THAT THOSE NAMED FOR SUCH APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE ONLY AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION WITHIN THE ORGANISATION CONCERNED.+

HE WAS REPLYING A QUESTION BY DR THE HON HENRIETTA IP ON WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT WOULD +CONSIDER ALLOWING REPRESENTATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL BODIES WHICH NOW NOMINATE CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO STATUTORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES TO PUT FORWARD THEIR CANDIDATES BY ELECTION*.

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NO RELIEF SEEN YET FOR OVERCROWDING * * * *

THERE WAS NO IMMEDIATE MEANS OF SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF OVERCROWDING IN THE TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS, AS SUPPLY COULD NOT NEET THE GREAT DEMAND, THE HON PANG YUK-LING, SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY THE HON PAULINE NG, MR PANG SAID THAT THERE WAS +A TOTAL STOCK OF 143 700 TEMPORARY HOUSING PERSON SPACES FOR ABOUT 43 500 FAMILIES AS COMPARED WITH THE APPROVED TARGET OF 177 000 PERSON SPACES FOR ABOUT 53 600 FAMILIES*.

" THE STANDARD OF SPACE ALLOCATION, HE SAID, HAD IMPROVED FROM 1.86 SQ. METRES PER PERSON IN 1973 TO THE PRESENT 3.4 SQ. M. BUT THERE WERE AT PRESENT 3 975 +THA+ FAMILIES OCCUPYING SPACE AT DENSITY BELOW 1.86 SQ. M. PER PERSON, REPRESENTING ABOUT TEN PER CENT OF THE TOTAL +THA+ POPULATION OF 39 513 FAMILIES IN 46 +THA’S+.

SINCE JANUARY 1984, ALL VACANT +THA+ UNITS BELOW 7.43 SQ. NETRES HAD BEEN SET ASIDE FOR RELIEF OF OVERCROWDING, AND 758 FAMILIES HAD SO FAR BENEFITED FROM THIS POLICY, HE SAID.

A FURTHER 1 500 MORE SUCH SMALL UNITS WERE EXPECTED TO BECOME AVAILABLE FROM CASUAL yACANCIES.

MR PANG ALSO SAID THAT WORK WAS BEING CARRIED OUT ON 11 NEW +THA+ SITES TO PRODUCE ABOUT 12 500 PERSON SPACES FOR ABOUT 3 800 FAMILIES BY MARCH NEXT YEAR.

FURTHER MEASURES TO RELIEVE OVERCROWDING COULD BE CONSIDERED WHEN THE SUPPLY SITUATION IMPROVED, MR PANG SAID.

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QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES SET * * * * *

THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS OF AT LEAST SIX SUBJECTS IN THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION WERE REQUIRED FOP ADMISSION TO FULL-TIME TEACHER EDUCATION COURSES IN THE THREE GENERAL COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, । THE HON LI YUET-TING, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY). .

ANSWERING A QUESTION BY THE HON ALEX WU ON THE CRITERIA USED IN SETTING THE MINIMUM ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO COURSES PROVIDED BY THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, MR LI SAID THAT THE QUALIFICATIONS REFLECTED THE IMPORTANCE ATTACHED TO PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS POSSESSING A BROAD GENERAL EDUCATION AND A PROFICIENCY IN BOTH LANGUAGES. »

+ THE TWO-YEAR COURSE FOR APPLICANTS WHO POSSESS ADVANCED LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS WHICH WAS INTRODUCED IN 1980 WAS A FURTHER MEASURE TO UPGRADE THE QUALITY OF THE NON-GRADUATE TEACHING FORCE.*

MR LI SAID THERE WERE ALWAYS MORE APPLICANTS THAN PLACES AVAILABLE SO IN PRACTICE APPLICANTS WOULD NORMALLY NEED BETTER QUALIFICATIONS THAN THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS STATED. f

+HOWEVER, EXCEPTIONALLY AN APPLICANT WHO SELECTS ART AND DESIGN. MUSIC OR PHYSICAL EDUCATION AS AN ELECTIVE AND wriO DEMONSTRATES OUTSTANDING ABILITY IN THESE SUBJECTS THROUGH THE PRACTICAL TESTS ADMINISTERED BY THE COLLEGES MAY BE ADMITTED EVEN THOUGH HIS ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS ARE NOT AS IMPRESSIVE AS THOSE OF OTHER SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS,* HE SAID.

ON REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY TO COURSES IN THE HONG KONG TECHNICAL TEACHERS’ COLLEGE, MR LI SAID THEY WERE SIMILAR TO THOSE OF THE THREE GENERAL COLLEGES BUT ADDITIONALLY REFLECTED THE SPECIALIST REQUIREMENTS OF THE SCHOOLS IN TECHNICAL AND COMMERCIAL SUBJECTS.

+ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE IN-SERVICE COURSES OF TRAINING VARY ACCORDING TO THE NATURE OF THE COURSE.*

+GENERALLY SPEAKING, THESE ARE LOWER THAN THE REQUIREMENTS' FOR THE FULL-TIME COURSES BECAUSE NORMALLY ENTRANTS ARE FULL-TIME SERVING TEACHERS WHO HAVE HAD AT LEAST TWO YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE,* MR LI SAID.

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VILLAGE LIGHTING SCHEME SPEEDED UP

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THE INSTALLATION OF PUBLIC LIGHTING IN NEW TERRITORIES VILLAS. WOULD BE SPEEDED UP FOLLOWING A REVIEW CARRIED OUT BY GOVERN -THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, THE HON NICKY CHAN, SAID i'j" ■ (WEDNESDAY).

REPLYING TO A QUESTION IN CANTONESE BY THE HON CHEUNG YAN-LU NR CHAN SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD APPROVED 4 700 PUBL C . POINTS FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES AND SO FAR NEARLY 3 000 HAD r... INSTALLED.


SINCE 1981, PROVISION HAD BEEN MADE EACH YEAR FOR ABOU’ NEW LIGHTING POINTS IN NEW TERRITORIES VILLAGES UNDER THE PL--1C LIGHTING PROGRAMME.

MR CHAN SAID THAT A REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE RECENTLY BEEN CONDUCTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES. THE REVIEW HAD INVOLVED DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED AND THE POWER COMPANY.

PROCEDURES HAD

REGIONAL SECRL'”

ALL GOVERNMENT

SPEED UP THE

+THE REVIEW HAS IDENTIFIED WAYS OF TRYING TO IMPLEMENTATION OF APPROVED WORKS AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE PRESENT BACKLOG WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED BY THE END OF THt CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR,* MR CHAN SAID.

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SUPPLY OF PUTONGHUA TEACHERS ADEQUATE *****

THERE WILL BE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF TEACHERS FOR THE TEAC OF PUTONGHUA IN SCHOOLS WITHOUT EMPLOYING INSTRUCTORS FROM OUTSIDE HONG KONG, THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, THE HON LI YUET-TING, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY THE HON YEUNG PO-KWAN ON THE SUPPLY OF PUTONGHUA TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS, MR LI SAID THIS APPLIED TO TEACHING OF PUTONGHUA IN SCHOOLS, EITHER AS AN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY OR AS A SUBJECT IN THE CURRICULUM.

MR LI SAID THAT 619 TRAINED TEACHERS HAVE SUCCESSFULLY UNDERGONE ADDITIONAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING TO ENABLE THEM TO TEACH PUTONGHUA.

+0F THESE, 386 ARE PRIMARY AND 233 ARE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS,* HE ADDED.

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THESE IN-SERVICE COURSES WERE PROVIDED BY THE ADUL? . SECTION IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE i'. ‘TEJ AND BY THE INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION ITSELF, MR LI S ..

+THE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION WILL ALSO OFFER A PROGRAMME Oi PUTONGHUA STUDY TO SUITABLE STUDENTS AS PART OF THE COURSE > SEPTEMBER 1986,+ HE SAID.

+THESE INSTITUTIONS TOGETHER WILL PRODUCE AN ADDITIONS 1 426 TEACHERS OF PUTONGHUA WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.+

+THIS OUTPUT TOGETHER WITH THE 619 TEACHERS PRESENTLY AV AI LABI E WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO MEET THE EXPECTED DEMAND, INITIALLY HA I Nt* I THE PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND LATER ALSO IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS.. -HEN THE PUTONGHUA PILOT SCHEME IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IS COMPLETED IN THE SUMMER OF 1987,+ MR LI SAID.

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24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE BY NEXT MONTH *****

THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF THE PRINCE WALES HOSPITAL IN SHA TIN WILL BE EXTENDED TO 24 HOURS A DAY FROM SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR.

THIS WAS REVEALED BY THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR THE HON RUDY KHOO, AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) IN HIS REPLY TO A QUESTION FROM THE HON PAULINE NG.

DR KHOO SAID THAT AT PRESENT THE OPERATION HOURS OF THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WERE FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM DAILY.

THE ACCIDENT YEAR.

PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL WAS OPENED IN MAY 1984 AND AND EMERGENCY SERVICE WAS PROVIDED FROM SEPTEMBER THAT

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ADEQUATE PROTECTION FOR DRINKING PUBLIC ******

WITH THE PROMPT ACTION AND WARNING BY THE CUSTOMS SERVICE AND THE WIDE PUBLICITY GIVEN, THE PUBLIC SHOULD HAVE ADEQUATE PROTECTION FROM ADULTERATED ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, THE HON E.P. HO, SAID TODAY.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY THE HON K.C. CHAN AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR HO SAIDi *ANY PERSON WHO IMPORTS, DISTILS, MAKES, MANUFACTURES, SELLS. EXPOSES FOR SALE OR HAS IN HIS POSSESSION FOR SALE, SUPPLIES OR DEALS IN ANY ADULTERATED LIQUOR — AND I AM ADVISED WINE CONTAMINATED WITH DIETHYLENE GLYCOL FALLS INTO THIS CATEGORY — COMMITS AN OFFENCE UNDER SECTION 61 OF THE DUTIABLE COMMODITIES ORDINANCE AND IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF $100 000, IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS AND FORFEITURE OF SUCH STOCK.♦

+IT IS ALSO AN OFFENCE UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE TO SELL ANY FOOD, INCLUDING AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE, WHICH IS UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION,♦ HE ADDED.

MR HO SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE FOOD AND DRUG (COMPOSITION AND LABELLING) REGULATIONS DID NOT GENERALLY APPLY TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, THE AMENDMENT REGULATIONS MADE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL INCLUDED A PROVISION THAT IF ANY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE WAS MARKED OR LABELLED WITH A LIST OF INGREDIENTS, IT SHOULD CONFORM IN ALL RESPECTS WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW REGULATIONS.

FOLLOWING THE DISCOVERY IN GERMANY OF THE TOXIC SUBSTANCE DIETHYLENE GLYCOL IN CERTAIN AUSTRIAN TABLE WINES THE CUSTOMS SERVICE IMMEDIATELY COLLECTED SAMPLES OF ALL AVAILABLE BRANDS OF SUCH WINES FOR TESTING. A HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVEN SAMPLES HAD SO FAR BEEN COLLECTED AND SENT TO THE GOVERNMENT LABORATORY. TESTS ON 104 SAMPLES HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, 16 OF WHICH HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL.

IN THE LIGHT OF THE GOVERNMENT CHEMIST’S TESTS, THE CUSTOMS SERVICE PUBLICISED THE NAMES OF THOSE BRANDS FOUND TO CONTAIN THE TOXIC SUBSTANCE AND WARNED THE PUBLIC OF THE DANGER TO HEALTH CF DRINKING THESE ADULTERATED WINES.

♦THE TRADE HAS COOPERATED FULLY AND UP TILL TODAY, 1 674 BOTTLES OF SUSPECT AUSTRIAN WINES HAVE BEEN SURRENDERED FOR FORFEITURE,* MR HO SAID.

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’GRANT CUT SHOULD NOT AFFECT SCHOOLS’ M M M M

THE REDUCTION IN THE ADMINISTRATION GRANT TO AIDED SCHOOLS SHOULD NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE SCHOOLS CONCERNED THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, THE HON LI YUET-TING, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY THE HON YEUNG PO-KWAN ON THE REDUCTION OF ADMINISTRATION GRANT TO AIDED SCHOOLS FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF JANITORS, MR LI SAID THE REVISED RATES OF GRANT HAVE BEEN CALCULATED FOLLOWING A DETAILED STUDY OF THE JANITOR AND CLEANING SERVICES IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS ON WHICH THE GRANT WAS BASED.

♦WHILE THERE MIGHT BE SOME SMALL DIFFERENCES AMONG THE GOVERNNMENT SCHOOLS AND BETWEEN AIDED SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS, THESE ARE NOT SUCH AS TO JUSTIFY A DIFFERENT BASIS FOR THE CALCULATION OF THE GRANT.

♦HOWEVER, THERE IS IN THE AIDED SECTOR A SMALL NUMBER OF SCHOOLS WITH ADDITIONAL, NON-STANDARD TEACHING AREAS AND I HAVE MADE PROPOSALS TO THE THREE AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNCILS WHICH WOULD PERMIT SOME ENHANCEMENT OF THE GRANTS TO THESE SCHOOLS TO MEET THEIR SPECIAL NEEDS,♦ MR LI ADDED.

ON THE QUESTION OF GRANTING OF SEVERANCE PAY TO THE REDUNDANT WORKERS, MR LI SAID THE AWARD OF THE PAYMENT TO JANITOR STAFF COULD BE CHARGED TO THE ADMINISTRATION GRANT.

♦GIVEN THAT ALMOST ALL OF THE SCHOOLS CONCERNED HAVE ACCUMULATED SURPLUSES - MANY OF THEM UP TO THE PERMITTED THREE-MONTH LIMIT - THAT THE REDUCTION IS BEING PHASED IN OVER THREE YEARS AND THAT THE SEVERANCE PAYMENT IS REDUCED BY THE AMOUNT OF GRATUITY OR PROVIDENT FUND PAID TO THE EMPLOYEE, I DO NOT ENVISAGE ANY GENERAL ADVERSE EFFECT ON THE SCHOOLS,+ MR LI SAID.

♦IN FACT SINCE MOST SCHOOLS HAVE THE SURPLUSES I HAVE MENTIONED AND OTHER FINANCIAL RESOURCES SUCH AS ’TONG FAI’ AND SINCE THERE WILL BE NATURAL WASTAGE OF STAFF DURING THE THREE-YEAR PHASING IN PERIOD, THE SCHOOLS SHOULD BE ABLE TO AVOID DECLARATIONS OF SUDDEN OR ’EN BLOC’ REDUNDANCIES,* HE ADDED.

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PUBLIC MONEY SAVED BY FIXED PENALTY SYSTEM

*****

THE FIXED PENALTY SYSTEM FOR PARKING AND MOVING OFFENCES WAS WORKING SATISFACTORILY AND PUBLIC MONEY WAS BEING SAVED BY SUCH A SYSTEM INSTEAD OF BY ISSUING SUMMONSES, THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, THE HON IAN MACPHERSON, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO QUANTIFY THE EXACT AMOUNT OF MONEY SAVED, BUT STATISTICS PROVIDED AN INDICATION OF THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE SYSTEM, HE SAID, REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY DR THE HON HENRIETTA IP.

IN 1984, A TOTAL OF $136 040 030 WAS COLLECTED IN FINES ON 1 052 635 FIXED PENALTY TICKETS ISSUED FOR PARKING OFFENCES, SHOWING A COLLECTION RATE OF 92 PER CENT, AND |77 126 670 WAS COLLECTED IN FINES ON 406 837 TICKETS ISSUED FOR MOVING OFFENCES, SHOWING A COLLECTION RATE OF 96 PER CENT, MR MACPHERSON SAID.

♦THE INTENDED OBJECTIVE OF REDUCING THE BURDEN ON THE POLICE AND THE COURTS OF TAKING SUMMONS ACTION AGAINST RELATIVELY LESS SERIOUS TRAFFIC OFFENCES IS BEING FULFILLED.

♦IT IS ALSO GENERALLY REGARDED AS A CONVENIENT FORM OF ENFORCEMENT BY THE ROAD USERS AS WELL,+ HE SAID.

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19 BILLS PASSED * * *

NINETEEN BILLS WERE PASSED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THEY ARE THE DANGEROUS GOODS (CONSIGNMENT BY AIR)(SAFETY) (VALIDATION AND AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE URBAN COUNCIL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION (1984-65) BILL 1985, THE SUPREME COURT (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985. THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE SECURITIES (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE STOCK EXCHANGES UNIFICATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985. the Travel agents bill 1985, the commodities trading (amendment) BILL 1985, THE CROWN LANDS RESUMPTION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE FORESHORE AND SEA-BED (RECLAMATIONS) BILL 1985, THE LAND ACQUISITION (POSSESSORY TITLE)(AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1985, THE SUPPLEMENTARY MEDICAL PROFESSIONS. MIDWIVES REGISTRATION AND NURSES REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT)(NO. 2) BILL 1985, THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 3) BILL 1985 AND THE BETTING DUTY (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985.

ONE BILL, THE DANGEROUS GOODS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1985, WAS WITHDRAWN.

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FINAL OUTTURN * * *

WAS

REFERRING TO THE SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION B’LL WHICH APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY, A FINANCE BRANCH --------- - - +THE FINAL OUTTURN FOR THE 198*-85 ^****^liAL

^tVIiVbILL |Sn"sHCOHp"»Re3\ iFh’Fhe’ WIG tNA™BUDG£TED IT OF 12 1 BILLION? $1 BILLION OF THIS WAS FINANCED BY THE ISSUE OF GOVERNMENT BONDS LEAVING $0.6 BILLION TO BE FINANCED

FROM THE RESERVES.*

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SALARY RISE FOR DIRECTORATE APPROVED

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THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) APPROVED A RECOMMENDATION BY THE INDEPENDENT STANDING COMMITTEE ON DIRECTORATE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE TO INCREASE CIVIL SERVICE DIRECTORATE SALARIES BY BETWEEN 6 AND 13 PER CENT.

THE RECOMMENDATION, CONTAINED IN THE NINTH REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE, HAD EARLIER BEEN ENDORSED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

IT FOLLOWED A THOROUGH SURVEY WHICH SHOWED THAT SENIOR CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES HAD LAGGED BEHIND THOSE OF SENIOR EXECUTIVES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS.

THE INCREASES APPROVED TODAY WOULD HELP NARROW THE GAP.

THE LAST OVERALL REVIEW OF DIRECTORATE STRUCTURE, SALARIES AND OTHER CONDITIONS OF SERVICE WAS CONDUCTED BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE IN 1982, AND THE LAST SURVEY OF REMUNERATION OF SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR WAS CARRIED OUT IN 1980.

THE LATEST SURVEY OF PRIVATE SECTOR REMUNERATION, WHICH FORMED THE BASIS OF THE COMMITTEE’S FINDINGS, WAS CONDUCTED BY SENIOR PARTNERS OF PEAT, MARWICK, MITCHELL AND CO AND PRICE WATERHOUSE ON AN INDEPENDENT BASIS.

THE CONFIDENTIAL SURVEY COVERED SALARIES AND FRINGE BENEFITS AT SENIOR MANAGEMENT LEVELS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. IT ENCOMPASSED 34 COMPANIES MAKING UP A REPRESENTATIVE CROSS-SECTION OF HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC LIFE.

THE COMMITTEE, HOWEVER, SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED FROM ITS CONSIDERATION THE LEVEL OF REMUNERATION OF TOP EXECUTIVES IN THE HIGHEST PAYING COMPANIES, AND ADOPTED AS A GENERAL RULE THE LEVEL OF REMUNERATION F0& SENIOR MANAGEMENT IN THE MIDDLE RANGE OF COMPANIES.

WHILE THERE WERE NO OBVIOUS COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND SENIOR CIVIL SERVICE JOBS, THE COMMITTEE FELT THAT DIRECTORATE SALARIES SHOULD NOT LAG TOO FAR BEHIND THOSE IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

IT ALSO SAW A NEED TO PROVIDE A SUFFICIENTLY ATTRACTIVE SALARY AND CAREER STRUCTURE AT THE SENIOR LEVELS OF THE CIVIL SERVICE TO ENSURE THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF MEN AND WOMEN OF HIGH CALIBRE.

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THE REVISED SALARY LEVELS, WHICH TOOK EFFECT FROM AUGUST 1 THIS YEAR, ARE:

DIRECTORATE

PAY POINT EXISTING PAY NEW PAY

$ 1 D8/DJL8 56 400 64 000 D7 53 600 60 500 DJL7 50 350 57 000 D6/DJL6 47 200 53 500 D5/DJL5 42 650 48 000 D4/DJL4 40 500 45 500 D3/DJL3 35 600 40 000 D2/DJL2 31 600 34 500 D1/DJL1 27 250 29 000 IN APPROVING THE SALARY INCREASES, THE FINANCE COMM 1TTEE NOTED SALARIES FOR STAFF IN SOME DEFICIENCY SUBVERTED ORGANISATIONS

THAT

WHOSE PAY STRUCTURE IS DIRECTLY LINKED TO THE CIVIL SERVICE, SUCH

AS THE UNIVERSITIES, THE POLYTECHNIC AND SOME HOSPITALS, WILL ALSO

HAVE TO BE RAISED.

APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE TO THE SUBVENTIONS WHERE NECESSARY.

SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION OF $29 MILLION WILL BE NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT THE NEW PAY STRUCTURE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION CONTAINED IN THE REPORT, WHICH HAD ALSO BEEN ENDORSED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, WAS TO UPGRADE FROM DA TO D5 THE HEADS OF FIVE DEPARTMENTS — CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE, IMMIGRATION, INDUSTRY AND TRADE.

IT FOLLOWED A CAREFUL EXAMINATION OF THE EXISTING CLASSIFICATION OF DEPARTMENTS AGAINST GRADING FACTORS WHICH SHOWED THAT ALL DEPARTMENTS WERE CORRECTLY GROUPED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FIVE.

THE COMMITTEE’S NINTH REPORT, AT $9 A COPY, WILL BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE TOMORROW.

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NO NOMINATION RECEIVED * * * *

MONTH^AS^eSeiIeS WA?H(WEDJEiD^hE C°UNC'L ELECT‘°HS

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PRESS BRIEFING * *

the actIN6 »iSIctorpopnTr.de,cS;ndonald ts.rg,

AT THE TRADE DEPARTMENT’S CONFERENCE ROOM,

PRESS BRIEFING ON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) 15TH FLOOR, OCEAN

CENTRE, KOWLOON

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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MORE DETAILS SOUGHT ON U.S. CUSTOMS PROPOSAL

*****

THE UNITED STATES CUSTOMS HAS PROPOSED THAT THE NEW COUNI. OF ORIGIN REGULATIONS SHOULD BE APPLIED TO ALL TEXTILE AND FEX PRODUCTS FOR DUTY PURPOSES.

AT PRESENT THESE REGULATIONS APPLY TO SUCH PRODUCTS AS ARI COVERED BY THE MULTI-FIBRE ARRANGEMENT.

ACTING DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR DONALD TSANG, SAID THAT WHILE HE WAS CONCERNED, IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED THAT THIS WAS ONLY PROPOSAL.

+WE ARE NOW CONSULTING WITH THE TRADE, SEEKING FURTHER DETf . AND ASSESSING IMPLICATIONS.+ HE SAID.

WHILE THE MOVE MAY BE IN LINE WITH THE NEW OR IGIN REGULAT. NR TSANG POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS IN CONFLICT WITH UNIFORM AND ESTABLISHED COMMERCIAL AND TARIFF PRACTICES.

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A NOTICE IN THE U.S. FEDERAL REGISTER EXPLAINED THE PROPOSE AND ALSO MADE REFERENCE TO MATTERS CONCERNING INSPECTION OF IM LABELLING, PACKAGING AND CONTAINERS. FURTHER DETAILS WERE BEINv SOUGHT.

♦THERE IS NO NEED FOR PEOPLE TO BE UNDULY ALARMED AT THIS STAGE,+ SAID MR TSANG, +THIS PROPOSAL CALLS FOR COMMENTS TO BE MADE BY OCTOBER 1 AND WE WILL BE SPEAKING TO THE TRADE AND CONSIDERING IT FULLY ONCE MORE DETAILS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED TO ENSURE THAT AN EFFECTIVE RESPONSE IS MADE.+

THE FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE STATED: ^CUSTOMS RECENTLY PUBL> FINAL REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING CRITERIA TO BE USED BY CUSTOMS OFFICERS IN MAKING COUNTRY OF ORIGIN DETERMINATIONS FOR CERTAIN IMPORTED TEXTILE MERCHANDISE.

+THE CRITERIA ARE BASED ON PREVIOUS COURT DECISIONS AND C, RULINGS ON A VARIETY OF COUNTRY OF ORIGIN ISSUES.

+THESE CRITERIA WILL BE APPLIED IN MAKING COUNTRY OF ORIGIN DETERMINATIONS FOR ALL CUSTOMS PURPOSES, INCLUDING DETERMINATION, FOR PURPOSES OF ASSESSING DUTY ON IMPORTED TEXTILES.

+CUSTOMS IS AWARE THAT UNIFORM AND ESTABLISHED PRACTICES EXIST WHICH RECOGNISE CERTAIN COMMERCIAL PROCESSES AND ASSEMBLY OPERATIONS PERFORMED ON TEXTILES AS BEING DETERMINATIVE OF OR‘ ■ AND THAT THESE PRACTICES ARE INCONSISTENT WITH THE PUBLISHED ORIGIN CRITERIA.

♦ACCORDINGLY, CUSTOMS PROPOSES TO CHANGE THE ESTABLISHED AND UNIFORM PRACTICES THAT ARE IN CONFLICT WITH THE NEW CRITERIA BECAUSE THESE CHANGES OF PRACTICE, IF ADOPTED, MAY RESULT IN H!u RATES OF DUTY BEING ASSESSED, THIS NOTICE INVITES PUBLIC COMMENi

ON THEM BEFORE ANY CHANGE IS MADE.+

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DB TO COLLECT VIEWS ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER

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A COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION EXERCISE WILL BE LAUNCHED BY AN AD HOC WORKING GROUP OF THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD TO COLLECT RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON THE GREEN PAPER ON THE REVIEW OF SUBSIDIES TO PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS.

AT A RECENT MEETING, MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP DECIDED TO ISSUE A LEAFLET WHICH SUMMARISED THE MAIN POINTS OF G*EL PAPER AS A BACKGROUND REFERENCE FOR DISTRIBUTION TO DIFFERENT SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY.

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THIS WOULD BE FOLLOWED BY A QUESTIONNAIRE AIMED AT ABOUT 33 OOO HOUSEHOLDS IN THE DISTRICT’S PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WOULD SEEK TO ASSESS PEOPLE’S REACTION TOWARDS PROPOSALS IN THE GREEN PAPER.

TWO PUBLIC SESSIONS WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 8 IN EASTERN AND WESTERN SHAM SHU I PO TO ALLOW DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO LISTEN TO THE OPINIONS OF RESIDENTS.

CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP, MR FUNG KIN-KEE, SAID CIVIC BODIES IN THE DISTRICT WOULD ALSO BE RECEIVING COPIES OF THE GREEN PAPER, INFORMATION LEAFLETS AND A LETTER INVITING THEM TO COMMENT ON THE ISSUE.

♦OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO EMBRACE AS WIDE AS POSSIBLE A SPECTRUM CF OPINIONS, WHICH WILL THEN BE COLLATED IN A REPORT AND SUBMITTED TO THE DISTRICT BOARD FOR FURTHER ACTION,* MR FUNG SAID.

DURING THE CONSULTATION PERIOD, RESIDENTS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS ARE WELCOME TO PRESENT THEIR VIEWS TO THE DISTRICT BOARD. SUBMISSIONS CAN BE MADE IN WRITING BEFORE AUGUST 31, TO THE WORKING GROUP THROUGH THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT AT 39 TONKIN STREET, SHAM SHU I PO.

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ANOTHER WINE FOUND TO BE TOXIC

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AN ADDITIONAL BRAND OF AUSTRIAN WINE, ILLMITZER KAISERGARTEN WEIBBURGUNDER SPATLESE 1978, HAS BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THIS BRINGS TO 17 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AUSTRIAN WINES CONTAINING THE TOXIC CHEMICAL.

INVESTIGATIONS ARE CONTINUING TO ESTABLISH HOW MANY BOTTLES CF THE LATEST DISCOVERY HAVE REACHED THE MARKET.

MEANWHILE. CUSTOMS OFFICERS TODAY SEIZED 1 150 BOTTLES OF THE TWO AUSTRIAN WINES ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY TO BE CONTAINING THE ANTIFREEZE CHEMICAL. THE BOTTLES, IMPORTED FROM AUSTRIA BY A LOCAL TRADER, WERE STORED IN A WAREHOUSE IN TSUEN WAN.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT SO FAR, CUSTOMS HAD RECOVERED A TOTAL CF 2 842 BOTTLES OF VARIOUS BRANDS OF AUSTRIAN WINES IDENTIFIED AS CONTAINING THE CHEMICAL.

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WINNING COMPUTER PROGRAMMES FROM TEACHER, STUDENT *****

A SCHOOL TEACHER AND A STUDENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) WALKED AWAY WITH THE TWO TOP PRIZES IN THE ROAD SAFETY COMPUTER PROGRAMME DESIGN COMPETITION.

MR WONG KUN-WING, A SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER. WAS THE OVERALL CHAMPION IN THE SENIOR SECTION AND WON RETURN AIR TICKETS TO FRANKFURT WHILE FORM 3 STUDENT SIT KWOK-CHOI WAS THE WINNER OF THE JUNIOR SECTION WHO WON A TRIP FOR TWO TO KUALA LUMPUR.

IN ADDITION, THEY WERE EACH AWARDED TRAVELLER’S CHEQUES WORTH $3 000 AND A YEAR’S FREE SUBSCRIPTION OF THE HONG KONG COMPUTER JOURNAL.

SPEAKING AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY THIS AFTERNOON, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (OPERATIONS) AND CHAIRMAN OF THE ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL, MR LI KWAN-HA, SAID THAT THE COMPETITION TOUCHED ON THREE FACTORS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO HONG KONG - THE APPLIED USE OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY- THE YOUTH OF HONG KONG- AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF COMMUNITY LIFE THROUGH ROAD ACCIDENT PREVENTION

IF OUR SOCIETY IS TO DEVELOP AND PROSPER FURTHER, THEN THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THAT IT MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GREAT EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO US THROUGH THE USE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND WE MUST TAKE OUR PLACE IN THE FOREFRONT OF THE ’THIRD WAVE’,+ HE SAID.

THIS COMPUTER REVOLUTION CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED IF WE UTILISE OUR GREATEST ASSET - THE YOUTH OF HONG KONG.

IT IS MOST SATISFYING TO SEE THE GREAT INTEREST THAT HAS BEEN SHOWN IN THE COMPETITION BY STUDENTS.♦

MR LI PRAISED MEMBERS OF THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMITTEE FOR THEIR IMAGINATIVE CHOICE OF A COMPUTER PROGRAMME DESIGN COMPETITION AS A VEHICLE FOR PUBLICITY.

IN HONG KONG WE HAVE ACHIEVED A LOT IN REDUCING ACCIDENT AND CASUALTY TOLLS, BUT PUTTING OVER THE ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE IN A FRESH MANNER GETS MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT AS THE YEARS GO BY,+ HE SAID.

ALTHOUGH ROAD SAFETY AS A TOPIC COULD GET REPETITIVE, MR LI SAID, IT WAS BY FAR STILL THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECT IN QUALITY CF LIFE TERMS TO THE COMMUNITY OF HONG KONG.

AN

♦ROAD ACCIDENTS CAN EXACT A DRAMATIC AND TRAGIC IMPACT UPON INDIVIDUAL’S LIFE, THE FAMILY AND THE COMMUNITY.

♦THEREFORE THE ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE IS ONE THAT MUST NEVER FORGOTTEN,+ HE STRESSED.

/MR LI

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST

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MR LI AND THE MARKETING MANAGER OF CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAY W IAN SHU I, THEN PRESENTED PRIZES TO THE TWO WINNERS.

THE COMPETITION WAS ORGANISED BY THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICIT COMMITTEE IN CONJUNCTION WITH CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS, HANG SF. BANK, HONG KONG COMPUTER SOCIETY AND SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST AS PART OF THIS YEAR'S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

THE SECOND AND THIRD PRIZES IN THE SENIOR SECTION WENT TO A TECHNICIAN, MR CHIU TZE-CHAU, AND MR WONG PUI-WAH, A FORM 7 GRADUATE.

FORM 5 GRADUATES, MR YAN TAK-WOON AND MR LAU CHUNG-HUNG, WERE CHOSEN AS THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP IN THE JUNIOR SECTION.

WINNERS OF CONSOLATION PRIZES IN THE SENIOR SECTION WET PR YEUNG YING-KIT, MR TONG WA-YU, MR LAM YIP-SHING, MR CHAU CHI-SHING AND MR HOU WING-HONG, AND IN THE JUNIOR SECTION WERE MR AU-YEUNG WAI-SING, MR YIP PAK-CHING, MR CHOW TAK-SHI PR WONG POK-SZE AND MR HUI CHI-CHUNG.

THESE PRIZES INCLUDED BANK COUPONS, FREE SUBSCRIPTION . HONG KONG COMPUTER JOURNAL, BOOK COUPONS FROM SOUTH CHINA MC POST AND T-SHIRTS.

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SAI KUNG DEVELOPMENT PLANS TO BE PRESENTED

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THE OUTLINE DEVELOPMENT PLANS OF HO CHUNG, TSENG LAN SHUE, TAI PO TSAI, AND SILVERSTRAND WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE JUNK -DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING THIS FRIDAY (AUGUST 9).

THE PROPOSED PUBLIC LIGHTING PROGRAMME FOR SAI KUNG DISTRICT IN THE NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR WILL BE DISCUSSED BY BOARD MEMBERS.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS HOW TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE INDUSTRIAL ACCOMMODATION TO FACTORY OPERATORS BEFORE THE COMPLETION OF AN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING IN TUI MIN HOI.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE FUNDS FOR ADD I iJNAL FACILITIES AT THE SITTING-OUT AREA FOR THE ELDERLY BEHIND ■ \ YEE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN SAI KUNG TOWN.

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INFORMATION WILL BE SOUGHT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY IN REBUILDING, IMPROVEMENT, CLEARANCE AND RESITING TEMPORARY STRUCTURES’ A GOVERNMENT PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE TOWN PLANNING ORDINANCE- AND THE PROPOSED ACCESS ROADS TO PORTAL C OF PAK KONG TREATMENT WORKS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 19 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9) AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, MAN NIN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

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EXPORTERS GET SHORT-SHIPMENT REMINDER * * * *

IN A NOTICE TO EXPORTERS ISSUED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE TRADE DEPARTMENT REMINDED EXPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS. PARTICULARLY QUOTA-SUPPLIERS AND TRANSFERORS OF TEMPORARY QUOTA, THAT THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT LICENSED QUANTITIES ARE WHOLLY SHIPPED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT SHORT-SHIPMENTS, WHETHER AGAINST QUOTA OR EXPORT AUTHORISATION (INCLUDING FREE QUOTA EXPORT AUTHORISATION), WERE REQUIRED TO BE NOTIFIED TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN 14 WORKING DAYS AFTER THE DATE ON WHICH THE GOODS WERE EXPORTED.

CANCELLATION OF AN UNUTILISED EXPORT LICENCE MUST ALSO BE REPORTED TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN 14 WORKING DAYS AFTER THE EXPIRY DATE OF THE EXPORT LICENCE.

+COMPANIES WHICH FAIL TO DO SO MAY BE SUBJECT TO NON-CREDIT BACK OF THE SHORT-SHIPPED OR UNUTILISED QUANTITY FOR SUBSEQUENT RE-USE- NULLIFICATION OF THE SHORT-SHIPPED OR UNUTILISED QUANTITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF QUOTA ALLOCATION; AND OTHER ADMINISTRATION ACTION,+ HE SAID.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CAUSEWAY BAY ******

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CAUSEWAY BAY FOR THREE WEEKS FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 10) TO FACILITATE ROAD WORK.

THE CHANGES AREt

* TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD BETWEEN KING’S ROAD AND BEL IL IOS PUBLIC SCHOOL WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY DOWN HILL.

* BUSES ON CMB ROUTE 25 AND 25M HEADING FOR TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD AND BRAEMAR HILL ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE KING’S ROAD EASTBOUND, FORTRESS HILL ROAD AND TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD.

* VEHICLES ON EASTBOUND CAUSEWAY ROAD HEADING FOR TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE HING FAT STREET, GORDON ROAD, ELECTRIC ROAD, POWER STREET AND FORTRESS HILL ROAD.

* VEHICLES ON KING’S ROAD WESTBOUND HEADING FOR TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE EITHER FORTRESS HILL ROAD OR TUNG LO WAN ROAD, TAI HANG ROAD FLYOVER, TAI HANG ROAD, LAI TAK TSUEN ROAD, YEE KING ROAD AND CLOUD VIEW ROAD.

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PROHIBITED ZONE * *

THE KERBSIDE LANE OF JUNCTION ROAD SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN DUMBARTON ROAD AND NGA TSIN WAI ROAD IN KOWLOON WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE TO ALL MOTOR VEHICLES FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY STARTING 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 10).

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ROAD CLOSURE

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THE SLIP ROAD LINKING THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF WAI YIP STREET AND THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KAI CHEUNG ROAD IN KWUN TONG WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12.30 AM TO 5.45 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9) TO FACILITATE MAINTENANCE WORKS.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR KOWLOON BAY AND THE AIRPORT TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE WAI YIP STREET AND KAI FUK ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

'BOAT BRIDES' LEAVE FOR CHINA................................. 1

U.S. WANTS ISSUE OF E.A.'S TO STOP ........................... 1

ONE LEGCO NOMINATION RECEIVED ................................ 2

MONEY CHANGERS REMINDED OF THE LAW............................ 3

FIRST PROVISIONAL RC MEETING IN OWN CHAMBER .................. 4

WAY SOUGHT TO DISPOSE OF TOXIC WASTES ........................ 5

NEW EDITION OF ECONOMIC TREND REPORT OUT...................... 6

HKCEE RESULTS OUT TOMDRROW ................................... 7

COMPENSATION CLAIM TURNED DOWN ............................... 8

ISLANDS DB MEMBERS GO ON AIR.................................. 9

DB TO BE BRIEFED ON BUILDING PROBLEMS ........................ 10

REDEVELOPMENT OF URBAN WELFARE CENTRE WELCOMED................ 10

TRANSPORT POLICY REVIEW UNDERWAY ............................. 11

NEW HOVERFERRY SERVICE TO BE LAUNCHED ........................ 13

PRESS CONFERENCE ON PACKAGING REGULATIONS .................... 13

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SITES STUDIED ............................ 14

MOSQJJITO BREEDING LEADS TO FINES ............................ 14

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SHOW ON THE MOVE............................ 15

THREE PARKING SITES UP FOR RENT .............................. 16

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1985

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’BOAT BRIDES’ LEAVE FOR CHINA a a x

THIRTEEN ’BOAT BRIDES’, ACCOMPANIED BY FOUR OF THEIR HUSBANDS AND NINE CHILDREN, LEFT FOR ZHUHAI, CHINA, THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING.

THEY BOARDED THE JETCAT AT TAI KOK TSUI PIER SHORTLY AFTER

11 AM

FOLLOWING THEIR VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECURITY BRANCH SAID THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD, AS PROMISED, ASK THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES TO GIVE PRIORITY IN GRANTING ONE-WAY PERMITS FOR THEM TO RETURN TO HONG KONG.

MEANWHILE, THE 14TH ’BOAT BRIDE’, WHO IS AT AN ADVANCED STAGE OF PREGNANCY, HAS BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO REMAIN IN HONG KONG UNTIL AFTER THE BIRTH OF HER BABY.

THE FAMILIES OF FOUR ’BOAT BRIDES’ HAVE SO FAR APPLIED FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE. STAFF OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP IN CONTACT WITH THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF THE 14 FAMILIES TO GIVE ASSISTANCE WHEREVER POSSIBLE.

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U.S. WANTS ISSUE OF E.A.’S TO STOP X * *

THE TRADE DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT HAD MADE A CALL TO STOP THE ISSUE OF FURTHER EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS (EA’S) IN RESPECT OF WOOL SHIRTS AND BLOUSES, NOT KNIT UNDER CATEGORY 440.

THIS IS THE SECOND CALL MADE BY THE U.S. ON HONG KONG THIS

YEAR

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE U.S.-HONG KONG BILATERAL TEXTILES AGREEMENT, THE DEPARTMENT HAS SUSPENDED THE ISSUE OF FURTHER EA’S IN THIS CATEGORY WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT PENDING CONSULTATIONS WITH THE U.S. AUTHORITIES.

A TOTAL OF 12 661 DOZEN EA’S HAD BEEN ISSUED IN 1985 AT THE TIME OF THE CALL, AND 88 DOZEN EA APPLICATIONS ARE OUTSTANDING AS A RESULT OF THE CALL.

THE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO APPROVE AND ISSUE EXPORT LICENCES FOR THIS CATEGORY AGAINST VALID EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS APPROVED PRIOR TO THE SUSPENSION.

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ONE LEGCO NOMINATION RECEIVED

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ONE NOMINATION FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH WAS RECEIVED TODAY (THURSDAY), BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER RECEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS TO TEN.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE WHOSE NOMINATION FORM WAS RECEIVED TODAY:

FUNCTIONAL CONTACT

CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION TEL. NO.

COMMERCIAL II HO SAI-CHU M 48 MERCHANT 5-712393

FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NO. OF

NOMINATIONS (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS)_____________RECEIVED____

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) .......

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ................... 1

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................

5. KWUN TONG (1) ..........................

6. WONG TAI SIN (1) .......................

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7. KOWLOON CITY (1) .......................

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) ......................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................

ID. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) .............

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) .............

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ..........................

SUB-TOTAL 1

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FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) .......................... 1

COMMERCIAL II (1) ........................ 1

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) .......................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) ......................

3. FINANCIAL (1) ..........................

4. LABOUR (2) ................................ 1

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ....................... 1

6. MEDICAL (1) ............................

7. TEACHING (1) .............................. 3

8. LEGAL (1) ................................. 1

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) ...........

SUB-TOTAL 9

TOTAL: 10

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MONEY CHANGERS REMINDED OF THE LAW * * * *

MONEY CHANGERS ARE REMINDED TODAY THAT THEY FACE PROSECUTION IF THEY COMMIT ANY OFFENCE UNDER THE MONEY CHANGERS (DISCLOSURE OF RATES, CHARGES AND COMMISSIONS) ORDINANCE.

+THE CONSUMER COUNCIL HAS REFERRED TO THE GOVERNMENT A NUMBER CF COMPLAINTS AGAINST MONEY CHANGERS. THE COMPLAINTS CONCERN FAILURE OF MONEY CHANGERS IN GIVING DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTIONS REQUIRED, AND IN SOME CASES, THE NOTE AS REQUIRED UNDER THE ORDINANCE,* A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

HE DREW THE ATTENTION OF ALL MONEY CHANGERS TO THE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE ORDINANCE AND WARNED THAT FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS WAS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE CARRYING SANCTIONS OF FINES AND IMPRISONMENT.

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UNDER THE ORDINANCE WHICH CAME INTO OPERATION ON APRIL 1 THIS YEAR, ALL MONEY CHANGERS IN HONG KONG ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE THEIR CUSTOMERS A NOTE WHICH SETS OUT CLEARLY THE DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION INCLUDING THAT OF ANY CHARGE OR COMMISSION, AND TO OBTAIN THEIR WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE TERMS BEFORE ENTERING INTO THE EXCHANGE TRANSACTION.

IF A MONEY CHANGER FAILED TO DO SO, THE CUSTOMER MAY RESCIND ■HJE TRANSACTION WITHIN THREE DAYS.

SUCH A FAILURE WOULD ALSO BE AN OFFENCE WHICH IS PUNISHABLE BY A FINE OF $2 OOO FOR A FIRST OFFENCE AND A FINE OF $5 003 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR SIX MONTHS FOR A SUBSEQUENT OFFENCE.

THE NOTE TO BE SIGNED BY THE CUSTOMER SHOULD CONTAIN A PROMINENT STATEMENT IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, EXPLAINING THAT THE CUSTOMER HAD READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE DETAILS OF THE TRANSACTION SET OUT IN IT.

IF A MONEY CHANGER MAINTAINED A BOARD OR SCREEN TO DISPLAY THE CURRENT RATES OF EXCHANGE, HE WAS ALSO REQUIRED TO DISPLAY CLEARLY THE NATURE AND AMOUNT OR THE METHOD OF CALCULATION OF THE CHARGE OR COMMISSIOL.

FIRST PROVISIONAL RC MEETING IN OWN CHAMBER * * X *

CHAMBER TOMORROW,

OWN

AT THE FIRST MEETING TO BE HELD AT ITS .

THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT ISSUES, INCLUDING THE PROCEDURE TO ESTABLISH A DISTRICT COMMITTEE IN EACH OF THE NINE DISTRICTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS, AND PROPOSALS TO REVISE THE FEES FOR THE USE OF ITS RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND ------------------------------------- THE REGION.

THE SIZE OF NEWSPAPER HAWKER PITCH IN

THE COUNCIL HAS DECIDED THAT THE SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED IN SEPTEMBER OR

NINE DISTRICT COMMITTEES OCTOBER AND HOLD THEIR FIRST

MEETINGS IN OCTOBER. EACH COMMITTEE WILL COMPRISE SEVEN MEMBERS, FOUR OF THEM MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL WITH THE REST MADE UP CF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF LEADING LOCAL

ORGANISATIONS.

AT PRESENT, THE COUNCIL’S EXECUTIVE ARM - THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT - MANAGES TWO INDOOR GAMES HALLS, 22 TENNIS COURTS, 23 SQUASH COURTS, AND SIX SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES. THE ADMISSION FEES AND HIRE CHARGES FOR THESE FACILITIES WERE INTRODUCED IN JANUARY LAST YEAR. THEY HAVE NOW FALLEN BELOW THE CORRESPONDING CHARGES IN THE URBAN AREAS, WHICH WERE LAST REVISED ON JUNE• 1, 1984 FOR INDOOR GAMES HALLS AND ON JUNE 1, 1985 FOR OTHER VENUES. IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE REVISION SHOULD SET FEE AND HIRE CHARGES AT LEVELS COMPARABLE WITH SIMILAR FACILITIES IN THE URBAN AREAS.

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the council will also deliberate and advise on the appropriate UPSET “RICES TO BE SET FOR THE RESTRICTED AUCTION OF MARKET STALLS AND SHOP UNITS IN THE NEW KWU TUNG MARKET. IT IS INTENDED TO HOUSE 92 RSSITEES FROM KWU TUNG.

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL WILL WEIGH THE PROS AND CONS OF ADOPTING A NEW OFFICIAL LOGO FOR THE FULL REGIONAL COUNCIL. THE PRESENT LOGO WAS INHERITED FROM THE FORMER ^TERRITORIES SERVICE DEPARTMENT, WHICH WAS AMALGAMATED INTO THE REGIONAL SERVIllS DEPARTMENT IN APRIL THIS YEAR.

MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE PROVISIONAL TIMETABLE AND PUBLICITY ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT MARCH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WHICH WILL BE HELD AT ITS COUNCIL CHAMBE’- Al THE TSUENWAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICc BUILDING 2ND FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, 2.30 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 9.)

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WAY SOUGHT TO DISPOSE OF TOXIC WASTES * * * * *

A PROJECT IS BEING CARRIED OUT TO DEVELOP A TECHNIQUE FOR DISPOSING OF THE TOXIC, HAZARDOUS AND DIFFICULT WASTES BEING PRODUCED IN INCREASING QUANTITIES BY HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SAID TODAY.

THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE A STUDY OF HOW SOME OF THE TOXIC, HAZARDOUS AND DIFFICULT WASTES MAY BE DISPOSED OF TOGETHER WITH HOUSEHOLD, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES.

LATER PHASES WILL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES IN THE LABORATORY AND IN A CONTROLLED TIP, TO TEST THE TECHNIQUES OF +CO-DISPOSAL+ OF THE DIFFERENT WASTES UNDER LOCAL CONDITIONS, WHICH DIFFER FROM THOSE IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA IN TERMS OF WASTE COMPOSITION, CLIMATE AND OTHER FACTORS,

THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

/THE PROJECT .......

THURSDAY, AUGUST £, 19^5

THE PROJECT WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY BINNIE AND PARTNERS (HONG KONG) FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM HARWELL LABORATORY ACTING AS SUB-CONSULTANT.

THE EXPERIMENTAL METHODS WERE DEVELOPED BY HARWELL LABORATORY, WHICH, WITH BINNIE AND PARTNERS, HAVE ALSO JOINTLY DEVELOPED A COMPUTERISED MODEL OF A WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CURRENTLY KING USED TO PLAN WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITIES FOR THE TERRITORY OVER THE NEXT 15 YEARS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

NEW EDITION OF ECONOMIC TREND REPORT OUT * * * *

THE 1985 EDITION OF THE HONG KONG SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRENDS 1974-1984, PUBLISHED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, IS NOW ON SALE.

IT BRINGS TOGETHER THE MAIN STATISTICAL SERIES THAT ARE DESCRIPTIVE OF THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN HONG KONG OVER THE PAST DECADE. DATA ON A WIDE VARIETY OF TOPICS ARE PRESENTED IN A DIGESTED FORM, INCLUDING POPULATION TRENDS AND DEMOGRAPHIC STRUCTURE; SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN HOUSING, EDUCATION, PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND CRIMES.

STATISTICAL CHARTS ARE SHOWN TO DEPICT THE PAST TRENDS OF ECONOMIC GROWTH, PERFORMANCE OF VARIOUS SECTORS. MOVEMENTS OF MONETARY AND FINANCIAL VARIABLES, THE CHANGING PROFILE OF LABOUR MARKET AND OTHER DYNAMIC FEATURES OF HONG KONG.

ANALYTICAL FIGURES SUCH AS RATES, INDEXES AND RATIOS ARE PRESENTED WHERE APPROPRIATE.

THE REPORT IS ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG, AT $30 PER COPY.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1985

HKCEE RESULTS OUT TOMORROW * * * *

THE RESULTS OF THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION, 1985 WILL BE ISSUED TO SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE CANDIDATES TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

INDIVIDUAL RESULT NOTICES FOR SCHOOL CANDIDATES ARE AVAILABL. FOR COLLECTION BY SCHOOLS AT THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 1OTH ^OOR 393 CANTON ROAD KOWLOON. SCHOOL CANDIDATES SHOULD SEEK INFORMATION FROM THEIR OWN SCHOOLS FOR THE COLLECTION OF THEIR RESULT NOTICES.

RESULT NOTICES FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN POSTED AND SHOULD REACH CANDIDATES ON AUGUST 9 OR 10. CANDIDATES WHO HAVt. NOT RECEIVED THEIR RESULTS BY MONDAY, AUGUST 12 MAY MAKE ENQUIRE AT THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS 0 ON TELEPHONE 3-7230011.

RESULT NOTICES OF CANDIDATES PRESENTED BY THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN POSTED TO THE HOME ADDRESSES OF THE CANDIDATESi

ELEMENT! EVENING COLLEGE

HIN FAI COLLEGE

THE IDEAL COLLEGE

CHI YUN ENGLISH EVENING COLLEGE

KOWLOON CHAMBER COLLEGE

SAN MARINO EVENING SCHOOL

SAN MARINO SECONDARY SCHOOL

SOMERVILLE ENGLISH EVENING COLLEGE

FROM THESE SCHOOLS MAY MAKE ENQUIRIES IN PERSON AS IN THE CASE OF PRIVATE CANDIDATES IF THEY HAVE

CANDIDATES OR BY TELEPHONE NOT RECEIVED THE

IR RESULTS BY AUGUST 12.

ENTERED FOR THE EXAMINATION OF 1.5 PER CENT COMPARED WITH

SUBJECTS WERE EXAMINED.

A TOTAL OF 168 335 CANDIDATES THIS YEAR, REPRESENTING A DECREASE 170 825 LAST YEAR. ALTOGETHER 37

OF GRADE E OR ABOVE FOR THOSE SUBJECTS WAS 62.71 (AS COMPARED

THE PERCENTAGE OF AWARDS CANDIDATES SITTING THE MAJOR WITH 62.04 IN 1984).

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COMPE’SA'ION CLAIM TURNED DOwN * M * * *

GOVERNMENT PAS AGAIN EXPLAINED TO A GROUP OF FORMER MA‘ 3 SAI COTTAGE AREA RESIDENTS THAT THEIR CLAIM FOR

• imoe < - ■' ON *AS TOTALLY UNFOUNDED.

- REPLY TO THE PEt ION BY THE RESIDENTS, THE SECRETARY FOR -OUSPIG, MR PANG YUK-LING, => A10 iHEIR CLAIM HAD BEEN RE-CONSIDERED -- CAREFULLY BUT COULD NQT FIND ANY GROUNDS TO SUPPORT IT.

ThE -ORMER TAI HANG SAI COTTAGE AREA WAS DEVELOPED IN 1952 tHE MONG KONG SETTLERS HOUSING CORPORATION LTD. AT THE TIME, •' GOVERNMENT UNDERTOOK w I TH ThE CORPORATION THAT IF THE HOUSES w RE CLEARED BY THE GOVERNMENT BEFORE ThE EXPIRY OF 10 YEARS -ROM he date op their erection, the houses would be re-provisioned elsewhere at the expense of the government.

IN 1959 PART OF The COTTAGE AREA WAS CLEARED TO MAKE WAY FOR REDEVELOPMENT BY ThE CORPORATION. SINCE THE COTTAGES AF-’-CE' -ERE DEMOLISHED WITHIN 10 YEARS FROM 1952, AN AGREEMENT a'AS REACHED •- TWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND ’HE CORPORATION TO REHOUSE THE AFFECTED OCCUPANTS IN THE CORPORATION’S HOUS I NG SCHEME.

in 197A the remaining part of the cottage area was cleared. UNCE IT was’A LONG TIME AFTER THE EXPIRY OF 10 YEARS FROM 1952, GOVERNMENT’S UNDERTAKING WIT* THE CORPORATION IN 1952 DID NOT APPLY ■ND ThE AGREEMENT IN 1959 HAD NO RELEVANCE TO THIS CLEARANCE.

PERSONS AFFECTED IN THIS SECOND CLEARANCE accordance with the relevant prevailing policy cottage areas.

ALL RESIDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR REHOUSING WERE HOUSING FLATS AND those eligible for ex-gratia SO PAID.

WERE TREATED IN

FOR CLEARANCE OF

ALLOCATED PUBLIC COMPENSATION WERE

THE REPLY LETTER REITERATED THAT WHETHER OR NOT THE CORPORATION ALLOCATED ITS HOUSING UNITS TO THE RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN THE SECOND CLEARANCE WAS A MATTER FOR THE CORPORATION TO DECIDE.

+ IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOVERNMENT AND AS SUCH, APPLICANTS WHO WERE NOT ALLOCATED UNITS BY THE CORPORATION HAVE NO CLAIM AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT,* THE REPLY SAID.

SINCE OCTOBER 1979 THIS GROUP OF RESIDENTS HAS PETITIONED VARIOUS AUTHORITIES, INCLUDING THE PRIME MINISTER, THE GOVERNOR, THE UMELCO OFFICE, THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY, THE ICAC AND THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT. BUT NO ONE CAN ASSIST THEM BECAUSE THEIR CLAIM IS GROUNDLESS.

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ISLANDS DB MEMBERS GO ON AIR * * * *

RESIDENTS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT WILL BE ABLE TO AIR THEIR |-*S TO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS IN THE COMING WEEKS WITHOUT -lAVtNG TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT - THEY SIMPLY HAVE TO PICK UP >E =HONE AT HOME.

STARTING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AND ON FOUR CONSECUTIVE FRIDAYS, ‘'EMBERS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A PHONE-iN PROGRAMME TO ANSWER QUERIES AND DISCUSS MATTERS CONCERNING THE DISTRICT.

THE HOUR-LONG PROGRAMME, ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON RADIO 1 (CHINESE CHANNEL) FROM 9 TO 10 PM EVERY FRIDAY. TOPICS OF PUBLIC INTEREST, RANGING FROM SOCIAL SERVICES TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS, WILL BE DISCUSSED EACH WEEK.

CHAIRMAN OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD, MR LAM WAI-KEUNG, SAID THAT THROUGH THE BROADCASTING MEDIUM, DISTRICT BOARD AMBERS CAN COMMUNICATE WITH THE SOMEWHAT SCATTERED POPULATION CF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT QUICKER AND MORE DIRECTLY.

♦THE PROGRAMME WILL BE USEFUL IN REACHING RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE REMOTER PARTS OF THE DI STR I CT,♦ HE OBSERVED.

♦ALTHOUGH WE MAY NOT COVER EVERYTHING AND SOLVE ALL THE PROBLEMS DURING THE HOUR-LONG PROGRAMME, WE WILL CERTAINLY TRY OUR BEST TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS AND, AS AND WHEN NECESSARY, TO ENSURE THAT FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS ARE PROMPTLY TAKEN.

♦WE HOPE THAT THE PROGRAMME WILL HELP BRING HOME THE MESSAGE CF THE IMPORTANCE OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TO THE ISLANDERS,♦ ADDED.

MR LAM URGED RESIDENTS TO MAKE FULL USE OF THE PROGRAMME BY CALLING 3-384711 OR TUNING IN TO RADIO 1 (MW783KHZ) OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG DURING THE BROADCAST.

THE TOPICS AND DATES OF THE PHONE-IN PROGRAMMES AREi ISLANDS DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION IN GENERAL (AUGUST 9), TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTATION (AUGUST 16), ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS (AUGUST 23), CULTURE AND RECREATION (AUGUST 30) AND SOCIAL SERVICES (SEPTEMBER 6).

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DB TO BE BRIEFED ON BUILDING PROBLEMS

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YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE °ROGRESS OF WORK BY THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM -ACKLING PROBLEMS IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

A REPORT OUTLINING MAJOR PROBLEMS OF 39 BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT WILL BE TABLED AT THE MEETING.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS DRAINAGE PROBLEMS IN THE DISTRICT AND THE FORMATION OF A SUB-COMMITTEE TO CO-ORDINATE AND CONDUCT AN ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN.

OTHER ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE THE REPORT OF THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS AND PROGRESS REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD FETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, ON THE FIFTH FLOOR, 490-492 NATHAN ROAD.

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REDEVELOPMENT OF URBAN WELFARE CENTRE WELCOMED

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MUCH OF THE PRESENT EXPANSION OF WELFARE SERVICES ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WHERE NEW HOUSING ESTATES PROVIDE THE NECESSARY SPACE FOR NEW SERVICES, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY OF THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN’S PORTLAND STREET CENTRE, SHE SAIDi ♦IN OLDER BUILT-UP URBAN DISTRICTS LIKE MONG KOK IT IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO FIND SUITABLE SITES FOR WELFARE PROJECTS AND THAT IS WHY THE PORTLAND STREET REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT IS SO WELCOMED.*

ON COMPLETION IN ABOUT 18 MONTHS’ TIME, THE NEW BUILDING WILL HOUSE THE EXISTING PORTLAND STREET DAY CRECHE AND DAY NURSERY ANU THE MA TAU CHUNG RESIDENTIAL CRECHE, WITH IMPROVED FACILITIES AND INCREASED CAPACITIES.

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THE DAY CRECHE WILL BE EXPANDED FROM THE EXISTING 42 PLACES TP 80 PLACES, THE DAY NURSERY FROM 120 PLACES TO 150, AND THE RESIDENTIAL CRECHE FROM 90 TO 120 PLACES.

AT THE REQUEST OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, THE NEW BUILD NG WILL ALSO ACCOMMODATE REHABILITATION SERVICES FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.

THESE SERVICES, TO BE PROVIDED BY ANOTHER SUBVENTED AGENCY NOMINATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, WILL INCLUDE A SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRE, A RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRE AND AN EARLY EDUCATION TRAINING CENTRE, aLL OF WHICH ARE NEEDED FOR THE TRAINING

AND CARE OF DISABLED CHILDREN.

MRS CHAN ALSO EXPRESSED HER APPRECIATION THAT THE HOk KONG SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN WAS MEETING THE CONSTRUCTION COST OF THE NEW BUILDING, ESTIMATED AT $15 MILLION.

TRANSPORT POLICY REVIEW UNDERWAY * * * *

A MAJOR POLICY REVIEW IS UNDERWAY CONCERNING THE GENERAL QUESTION OF THE INTEGRATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES, THE RELATED ISSUES OF COMPETITION, THE COORDINATION OF FARES AND THE LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT REGULATION, THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, M? PETER LEEDS, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE Y’S MEN’S CLUB OF HONG KONG’S LUNCH, MR LEEDS SAID THAT CLOSER INTEGRATION OF TRANSPORT SERVICES COULD AVOID WASTEFUL COMPETITION BETWEEN DIFFERENT MODES AS WELL AS RATIONALE THE FARE STRUCTURES OF DIFFERENT OPERATORS.

BENEFITS OF THIS MEASURE COULD BEST BE ILLUSTRATED BY THE FUTURE TRANSPORT SYSTEM OPERATED BY THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION IN THE TUEN MUN-YUEN LONG AREA WHERE THE LIGHT RAIL WILL BE THE CORE AND THE LOCAL BUS SERVICES WILL SUPPLEMENT AND FEED INTO THE MAIN SYSTEM WITH AN INTEGRATED FARE SYSTEM FOR ALL THE SERVICES WITHIN THE AREA.

AT PRESENT, HONG KONG’S PUBLIC TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS, EXCEPT FOR A LIMITED NUMBER OF SINGLE OPERATOR SERVICES SUCH AS FERRY SERVICES TO OUTLYING ISLANDS, WERE ALL IN A SITUATION OF COMPETITION, EVEN THOUGH COMPETITION WAS NOT ENTIRELY FREE AS SOME OPERATORS WERE SUBJECT TO FAIRLY TIGHT GOVERNMENT CONTROLS ON ROUTING, FREQUENCY AND FARES.

MR LEEDS SAID THAT COMPETITION DID HAVE A PART TO PLAY IN IMPROVING THE STANDARDS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES, BUT HE DOUBTED WHETHER FURTHER RELAXED CONTROLS WOULD BRING AN EVEN BETTER SERVICE.

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♦lT IS ALSO DEBATABLE WHETHER THE LEVEL OF COMPETITION WE •'LREADY HAVE IS ALTOGETHER BENEFICIAL,* HE ADDED.

MR LEEDS POINTED OUT THAT COMPLETE DEREGULATION AND ABSOLUTELY FREE COMPETITION IN THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM MIGHT NOT BEST SERVE THE INTERESTS OF TRANSPORT USERS IN HONG KONG. THIS WAS "CAUSE THERE WAS NO WAY TO ENSURE THAT THE COMMUNITY’S INVESTMENT I-. TRANSPORT FACILITIES, SUCr AS ROADS AND RAILWAYS, WOULD BE PUT TO THE BEST USE.

HE SAID AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF LICENCES FOR LIGHT BUSES AND TAXIS, LESS PROTECTION AGAINST EXCESSIVE FARES AND A RELUCTANCE BY OPERATORS TO PROVIDE SERVICES IN AREAS OF LOW PROFITABILITY ARE SOME OF THE ILL CONSEGUENCES OF RELAXING REGULATION TOO MUCH.

MOREOVER, HE POINTED OUT, HONG KONG LACKED THE ONE ELEMENT NECESSARY FOR GENUINE FREE COMPETITION BETWEEN TRANSPORT MODES, WHICH WAS A SUPPLY OF ROAD CADACITY IN THE URBAN AREA WHICH COULD BE INCREASED IN RESPONSE TO DEMAND.

THERE WAS A NEED THEREFORE TO REGULATE THE VOLUME OF TRAFFIC TO FIT THE SUPPLY OF ROAD CAPACITY, TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND FOR THE COMMUNITY TO INVEST THROUGH THE GOVERNMENT IN ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT MODES LIKE THE RAILWAYS TO GIVE RELIEF TO THE ROAD SYSTEM.

TURNING TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARES, MR LEEDS NOTED THAT THERE WAS LITTLE CO-ORDINATION. WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT OPERATORS, A UNIFIED FARE STRUCTURE WAS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE AND WE NOW HAD A SITUATION WHERE FARES ON BUSES AND FERRIES WERE DETERMINED BY SCALES APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, FARES ON RAILWAYS SET BY THEIR RESPECTIVE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS AND FARES ON MINOR SERVICES SUCH AS LIGHT BUSES, LARGELY DECIDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL OWNER OR DR IVER.

♦IT IS THE DISPARITY OF FARES WHICH HIGHLIGHTS PROBLEMS FACED WHEN THERE IS SOME COMPETITION,♦ MR LEEDS POINTED OUT.

MR LEEDS ALSO STRESSED THAT COSTS, BOTH CAPITAL AND OPERATING, WERE A MAJOR DETERMINANT IN THE LEVEL OF FARES AND THAT THE COSTS OF PROVIDING DIFFERENT TRANSPORT SERVICES INEVITABLY VARIED WIDELY.

THERE WAS PLENTY OF FREE PUBLIC ADVICE ON WHAT SHOtn n EE DONE OR WHAT SHOULD NOT BE DONE TO IMPROVE PUBLIC TRAM^papt 'SoTCD. ADV ICE T‘KE INT°

ROUGHLY !ifE5ES A^.'Wr^JcI REGULAtToH^AHD^ALLO^

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♦WHATEVER CHOICE IS MADE IN THE END IT IS THE PUBLIC WHO PAY AND ON THE BASIS THAT HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER CALLS THE TUNE THE PUBLIC WILL NOT IGNORE THE OPPORTUNITY OF MAKING ITS VIEWS KNOWN ON TRANSPORT ISSUES WHICH COULD AFFECT A HIGH PROPORTION OF THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC,+ HE SAID.

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NEW HOVERFERRY SERVICE TO BE LAUNCHED *****

THE HONGKONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY IS TO LAUNCH A NEW HOVERFERRY SERVICE BETWEEN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST AND NORTH POINT TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE SERVICE, TO BE OPERATED BETWEEN 7 AM AND 5.50 PM DAILY, WILL BE ON A FREQUENCY OF 10 TO 15 MINUTES DURING PEAK HOURS AND 23 TO 30 MINUTES DURING OFF PEAK PERIODS.

A FARE OF $3 WILL BE CHARGED, WITH NO CONCESSION FOR CHILDREN OR STUDENT TRAVEL CARD HOLDERS.

ALSO FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY), HYF’S HOVERFERRY SERVICE FROM TSUEN WAN TO NORTH POINT VIA CENTRAL WILL BE TEMPORARILY TRUNCATED BY CANCELLING THE SECTION BETWEEN CENTRAL AND NORTH POINT.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON PACKAGING

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REGULATIONS

NEW REGULATIONS REQUIRING THE PROPER LABELLING OF PREPACKAGED FOODS WILL BE EXPLAINED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, FIFTH FLOOR, QUEEN’S ROAD, CENTRAL.

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE CHAIRED BY THE HYGIENE ADVISER, MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, DR R.A. PERRY. STAFF OFFICER (FOODS), MR LOUIS LEE KAM-SHING, AND CHIEF HEALTH INSPECTOR, MR EDMUND YUNG KUN-YAU, OF THE BRANCH WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1985

PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SITES STUDIED MM*

MEMBERS OF TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRANSPORT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE TODAY (THURSDAY) INSPECTED CHEUNG PEI SHAN ROAD TO FIND OUT POSSIBLE LOCATIONS FOR PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS ALONG THE ROAD WHICH WILL FORM PART OF ROUTE 5, THE HIGHWAY THAT WILL LINK TSUEN WAN WITH SHA TIN.

THE FIELD VISIT, ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, WAS TO PROVIDE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVES AND SCHOOL PRINCIPALS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF DISCUSSING THE VARIOUS TYPES OF CROSSINGS TO BE PROVIDED ALONG THE BUSY ROUTE.

OFFICIALS FROM THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT WERE ON HAND TO BRIEF PARTICIPANTS ON THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CROSSINGS THAT COULD BE CONSTRUCTED.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ANGUS MIU, STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF PROVIDING SAFE ROAD CROSSINGS ALONG THE SECTION OF THE ROAD NEAR CHEUNG SHAN ESTATE AND SHEK WAI KOK ESTATE.

♦PEDESTRIAN SAFETY FOR RESIDENTS AND CHILDREN IN NEARBY ESTATES AND SCHOOLS IS AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION WHEN PLANNING LOCATIONS FOR THE CROSSINGS,* HE SAID.

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM HOUSING ESTATES AND VILLAGERS WHO ARE DAILY USERS OF THE ROAD WERE ASKED FOR THEIR VIEWS ON THE PROVISION OF ROAD CROSSINGS.

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MOSQUITO BREEDING LEADS TO FINES * * *

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY REMINDED THE PUBLIC CF THE NEED TO ELIMINATE MOSQUITO BREEDING GROUNDS DURING THE CURRENT HOT AND HUMID SEASON.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID 13 PROSECUTIONS WERE TAKEN OUT AGAINST OFFENDERS LAST MONTH RESULTING IN TOTAL FINES OF MORE THAN $12 OOO. AMONG THE CASES, THE HIGHEST FINE WAS $1 500.

ACCORDING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE, IT IS AN OFFENCE TO ALLOW THE BREEDING OF MOSQUITOES. OFFENDERS ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000, THE SPOKESMAN WARNED.

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DURING THE SAME MONTH, PEST CONTROL STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT CARRIED OUT 3 710 INSPECTIONS OF BUILDING SITES AND OPEN SPACES AND ALSO VISITED 30 275 HOUSES TO DETECT POTENTIAL MOSQUITO BREEDING PLACES. AS A RESULT, SOME 800 BREEDING GROUNDS WERE IDENTIFIED AND DEALT WITH.

IN ADDITION, THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED 87 COMPLAINTS RELATING TO MOSQUITO NUISANCE AND ISSUED 59 SUMMONSES TO OFFENDERS.

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SHOW ON THE MOVE

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FACTORY WORKERS AND RESIDENTS OF CHAI WAN WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN SOME SAFETY MEASURES AGAINST INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS WHILE ENJOYING A FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 10).

FEATURING POPULAR SINGERS, MR PENG KIN-SON AND MISS PRISCILLA CHAN, THE HOUR-LONG SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 3 PM AT THE CHAI WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

THIS WILL BE THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF RADIO PROGRAMMES ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, +MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK+, TO BE BROADCAST LIVE BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG RADIO 1, ON SATURDAYS.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND RTHK, THE 3D-EPISODE SERIES FORMS PART OF THIS YEAR’S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

THE PROGRAMME IS AIMED PRIMARILY AT INDUSTRIAL WORKERS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID.

APART FROM LIVE BROADCAST OF OUTDOOR SHOWS IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIAL AREAS, THE SERIES INCLUDES A SAFETY QUIZ FOR INDUSTRIAL WORKERS, VISITS TO FACTORIES, A SAFETY SLOGAN CONTEST AND A SAFETY QUIZ INVOLVING HOME AUDIENCE.

+THE PROGRAMME IS SPECIALLY DEVISED TO ENABLE PARTICIPATING WORKERS AND HOME AUDIENCE TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ON THE PROPER WORKING PROCEDURES AND THE NECESSARY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1985

THE RADIO SERIES WILL CONCLUDE WITH A SAFETY GALA NIGHT TC BE HELD AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM IN WAN CHAI LATEF THIS YEAR.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHOW AT THE CHAI WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, CHAI WAN ROAD, ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 10) STARTING AT 3 PM.

THREE PARKING SITES UP FOR RENT

* * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCIES OF THREE PARKING SITES.

TWO SITES ARE AT FUNG SHING STREET IN DIAMOND HILL OF 7 930 SQUARE METRES AND LOK WAH STREET IN TSZ WAN SHAN WITH AN AREA OF 6 750 SQUARE METRES.

BOTH SITES ARE FOR USE AS FEE-PAYING PUBLIC PARKING AREAS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES, EXCLUDING CONTAINER VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY FOR THE TWO SITES IS FOR THREE YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY.

THE THIRD SITE OF 2 576 SQUARE METRES, AT THE JUNCTION OF SAI CHING STREET AND SAI YU STREET IN YUEN LONG, IS FOR VEHICLES INCLUDING CONTAINER LORRIES, AND FOR OPEN STORAGE USE.

TENANCY IS FOR SIX MONTHS, RENEWABLE MONTHLY.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS FOR THE THREE SITES IS NOON ON AUGUST 23.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND PLANS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION, ATt

* 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

M DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, YUEN LONG, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND TAI KIU MARKET, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG, FOR THE YUEN LONG SITE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DISCRETION ON DISCLOSURE GIVEN IN HANG LUNG BANK CASE......... 1

THREE LEGCO NOMINATIONS ...................................... 2

RSD FEES, HIRE CHARGES TO GO UP .............................. 1+

PROPER LABELLING REQUIRED FOR PREPACKAGED FOOD ............... 8

S77-NILLION WATER PROJECT CONTRACT SIGNED .................... 9

DRAFT PLAN FOR MID-LEVELS EAST PUBLISHED...................... 9

REGISTRATION REVOKED ......................................... 10

BAN ON IMPORTS FROM ARGENTINA LIFTED.......................... 10

APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY SUBSIDIES ........................ 11

TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OFFER EVENING COURSES ................... 11

CUSTOMS REMINDER FOR SEOUL-BOUND RESIDENTS.................... 12

DB TAKES FIRST-HAND LOOK AT BUS TERMINUS...................... 12

NEWSPAPER HAWKERS TO HAVE LARGER PITCH IN NON-URBAN AREAS .... 1}

MARKET STALL UPSET PRICES SET ................................ 14

MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR HOUSING PROFESSIONALS . ................ 14

LUNG CHEUNG ROAD SECTION TO BE CLOSED......................... 15

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1985

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DISCRETION ON DISCLOSURE GIVEN IN HANG LUNG BANK CASE ******

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS APPROVED AMENDMENTS TO THE HANG LUNG bANK (COMPENSATION OF FORMER SHAREHOLDERS) REGULATIONS TO REQUIRE TRE FINANCIAL SECRETARY INCORPORATED TO PUBLISH THE DECISION OF THE COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL AND TO GIVE IT DISCRETION TO DISCLOSE MATTERS RELATED TO THE DECISION.

UNDER THE PREVIOUS REGULATIONS, ANY MATTER COMING BEFORE THE TRIBUNAL COULD NOT BE PUBLISHED OR DISCLOSED BY ANY PERSON.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE SECRECY PROVISIONS wERE INCLUDED IN THE REGULATIONS BECAUSE THERE WAS A NEED TO SAFEGUARD THE CONFIDENTIAL ASPECTS OF THE OPERATION OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM.

HOWEVER, IN VIEW OF THE TAKEOVER OF THE OVERSEAS TRUST BANK, IT IS CONSIDERED THAT THE PUBLIC AND PROSPECTIVE CLAIMANTS IN THE CASE OF THE OTB SHOULD AT LEAST BE TOLD OF THE DECISION OF THE HANG LUNG BANK COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL WAS APPOINTED ON OCTOBER 30, 1984 AND COMPRISED THE HON MR JUSTICE MANTELL, MRS BARBARA THOMAS, A MERCHANT BANKER AND MR MICHAEL KAN, A FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF A LOCALLY INCORPORATED BANK.

THE FUNCTION OF THE TRIBUNAL WAS TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION, IF ANY, TO WHICH ANY FORMER SHAREHOLDER OF THE HANG LUNG BANK IS ENTITLED, BASED ON THE VALUE OF A SINGLE SHARE AS AT COMMENCEMENT OF THE HANG LUNG BANK (ACQUISITION) ORDINANCE, THAT IS SEPTEMBER 28, 1983, MULTIPLIED BY THE NUMBER OF SHARES HELD BY THAT SHAREHOLDER IMMEDIATELY BEFORE THAT DATE TOGETHER WITH INTEREST FROM THE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT TO THE DATE OF PAYMENT.

IN ,fTHE COURSE OF REACHING ITS DECISION, THE TRIBUNAL CONDUCTED SIX HEARINGS AND HEARD REPRESENTATIONS BY COUNSEL FOR THE COLONIAL TREASURE^ INCORPORATED (SINCE RETITLED FINANCIAL SECRETARY INCORPORATED) AND THOSE FORMER SHAREHOLDERS OR THEIR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES WHO HAD ASKED TO BE HEARD.

THf^ UNANIMOUS DECISION OF THE TRIBUNAL WAS THAT AT THE MATERIAL DATE A SINGLE SHARE HAD NO VALUE AND, THEREFORE, THAT NONCOMPENSATION WAS PAYABLE TO ANY FORMER SHAREHOLDER.

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THREE LEGCO NOMINATIONS * * * * *

THREE NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT ONTH WERE RECEIVED TODAY (FRIDAY, AUGUST 9) UP TO 5 PM, BRINING THE TOTAL NUMBER RECEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS TO 13.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES WHOSE NOMINATION FORMS WERE RECEIVED TODAY:

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. LEGAL EDMUND CHOW WAI-HUNG M 60 SOLICITOR 5-214488

2. SOCIAL SERVICES HUI YIN-FAT M 49 SOCIAL WORKER 5-282124

LABOUR TAM YIU-CHUNG 36 VICE-CHAIRMAN, 3-7156671

HK FEDERATION

OF TRADE UNIONS

FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR:

NO. OF NOMINATIONS RECEIVED

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS)

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) .......

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ....................... 1

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................

5. KWUN TONG (1) ..........................

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6. WONG TAI SIN (1) ......................

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) ......................

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) .....................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) .....................

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) ............

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) ............

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ...........

SUB-TOTAL 1

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) .......................... 1

COMMERCIAL II (1) ........................ 1

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) ......................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) ....................

3. FINANCIAL (1) .........................

4. LABOUR (2) ............................

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ....................... 2

6. MEDICAL (1) ...........................

7. TEACHING (1) ....................... 3

8. LEGAL (1) ................................. 2

9 ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) .........

SUB-TOTAL 12

TOTAL: 13

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RSD FEES, HIRE CHARGES TO GO UP *****

THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY (FRIDAY) ENDORSED THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S PROPOSED REVISION OF FEES CHARGED FOR THE USE OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN NON-URBAN AREAS.

THE REVISION, WHICH WOULD LATER BE PUT TO THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL FOR FINAL APPROVAL, WOULD AFFECT THE ADMISSION FEES AND HIRE CHARGES FOR TWO INDOOR GAMES HALLS, 22 TENNIS COURTS, 23 SQUASH COURTS AND SIX PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES MANAGED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (HEADQUARTERS), MR GEOFFREY ORR, SAID THE OBJECT OF THE PROPOSED REVISION WAS TO SET CHARGES AT LEVELS CONSISTENT WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF OPTIMISING THE USAGE OF THE FACILITIES BY RESIDENTS OF NON-URBAN AREAS AND COMPARABLE WITH CHARGES IN THE URBAN AREAS.

MR ORR SAID THE PRESENT FEES AND CHARGES, INTRODUCED IN JANUARY LAST YEAR, HAD FALLEN BELOW CORRESPONDING CHARGES IN URBAN AREAS, WHICH WERE LAST REVISED IN APRIL 1984 FOR TENNIS AND SQUASH COURTS, IN JUNE 1984 FOR GAMES HALLS AND IN JUNE 1985 FOR SWIMMING POOLS.

♦ADMISSION FEES AND HIRE CHARGES FOR THESE FACILITIES ARE SET AT LEVELS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED AFFORDABLE BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND ARE THUS CONSISTENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT’S AIM OF ENCOURAGING THEIR OPTIMUM USE BY RESIDENTS OF THE NON-URBAN AREAS WHILE RECOUPING PART OF THE OPERATING COSTS,* HE SAID.

AT PRESENT, THE LEVELS OF SUBSIDY FOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN NON-URBAN AREAS WERE 82.4 PER CENT FOR INDOOR GAMES HALLS, 69 PER CENT FOR TENNIS COURTS, 52 PER CENT FOR SQUASH COURTS AND 81.1 PER CENT FOR SWIMMING POOLS.

+IF THE PROPOSED NEW CHARGES ARE APPROVED, FEES AND CHARGES AS WELL AS THE METHOD OF CHARGING, WILL BE IN LINE WITH THE URBAN AREA PRACTICE,* HE SAID.

♦ THIS WILL BRING THE SUBSIDY LEVELS IN 1986/87 DOWN TO 81.9 PER CENT FOR INDOOR GAMES HALLS, 62 PER CENT FOR TENNIS COURTS, 51 PER CENT FOR SQUASH COURTS AND 79.6 PER CENT FOR SWIMMING POOLS.*

THE REVISION EXERCISE WILL ALSO CHANGE THE METHOD OF ALLOCATING THE USE OF GAMES HALLS. AS SPECIFIED IN PART I OF THE SCHEDULE TO THE PLEASURE GROUNDS (NEW TERRITORIES) REGULATIONS, ALLOCATION OF FACILITIES IN AN INDOOR GAMES HALL IN NON-URBAN AREAS IS BY SESSIONS OF EITHER 90 MINUTES OR TWO HOURS, ACCORDING TO A FIXED SCALE OF FEES.

+THIS RIGID METHOD OF CHARGING, WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM THE REVISED PRACTICE IN THE URBAN AREAS, MEANS THAT A USER HAS TO BOOK A WHOLE SESSION, EVEN THOUGH HE MAY ONLY NEED PART OF IT.

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♦SHOULD A USER FINISH HIS GAME EARLY, OTHERS CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE UP WHATEVER IS LEFT OF THE SESSION AND BE CHARGED FOR IT. IN SUCH A CASE THE FACILITY IS UNDER-UTILISED AND THE USAGE FIGURE FOR IT IS DISTORTED,* MR ORR SAID.

THE NEW SCALE OF FEES IS EXPECTED TO COME INTO EFFECT FOR CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER USERS, EXCEPT SCHOOLS, ONE MONTH AFTER APPROVAL BY THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL AND FROM APRIL 1, 1986 FOR SCHOOLS, SO AS TO ALLOW THEM TIME FOR BUDGETTING.

THE PRESENT AND PROPOSED NEW ADMISSION FEES AND HIRE CHARGES FOR THE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES MANAGED BY THE RSD ARE AS FOLLOWS:

FACILITIES

PRESENT FEES

PROPOSED NEW FEES

(I) INDOOR GAMES HALL

(A) MULTI-PURPOSE HALL

1) WHOLE OF A ONE BASKETBALL COURT-SIZE HALL OR HALF OF A TWO-BASKETBALL COURT-SIZE HALL $15-845 PER SESSION OF 1-1/2 -2 HOURS ( I.E. $10-322.5 PER HOUR) $20 PER HOUR

II) BADMINTON $12 PER HOUR PER COURT $14 PER HOUR PER COURT

III) TABLE TENNIS 83 PER HOUR PER TABLE $4 PER HOUR PER TABLE

IV) P.A. SYSTEM $45 PER SESSION OR PART THEREOF ( I.E. $22.5 PER HOUR) $25 PER HOUR OR PART THEREOF

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(B) ACTIVITY ROOM

I) WHOLE ACTIVITY ROOM (100 SQ. M AND ABOVE)

I I ) PART OF USE OF ACTIVITY ROOM OR WHOLE ROOM BELOW 100 SQ. M

III) P.A. SYSTEM

IV) AIR-CONDITIONING IN ACTIVITY ROOM

(II) TENNIS COURT

(A) TENNIS COURT

(B) TENNIS COURT WITH FLOODLIGHTING

(III)SQUASH COURT

(A) COURT WITHOUT AIR-CONDITIONING

(B) COURT WITH AIR-CONDITIONING

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FREE IN REGIONAL COUNCIL AREA

FREE IN REGIONAL COUNCIL AREA

FREE IN REGIONAL COUNCIL AREA

$9 TO $12 PER HOUR

$24 PER HOUR

$6 TO $8 PER 1/2 HOUR PER COURT

$8 TO $10

PER 1/2 HOUR

$20 PER HOUR

$4 PER HOUR

$10 PER HOUR OR PART THEREOF

$6 SURCHARGE PER HOUR

$15 PER HOUR

$30 PER HOUR

$8 PER 1/2 HOUR

$12 PER

1/2 HOUR

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(IV) SWIMMING POOL

(A) ADMISSION FEES

1) ADULT $5 PER PERSON

II) CHILD $2 PER PERSON

$6 PER PERSON

$3 PER PERSON

(B) SWIMMING POOL COMPOUND FEES

EXCLUSIVE USE (FOR SWIMMING GALA, WATER CARNIVAL, COMPETITIONS ETC)

RESERVED USE (FOR TEACHING AND TRAINING DURING NORMAL SESSIONS)

RESTRICTED USE (FOR TEACHING AND TRAINING DURING THE LAST SESSIONAL BREAK)

FROM $22 TO $2 620 PER SESSION

FROM $18 TO $165 PER HOUR

FROM $18 TO $190 PER HOUR

(C) P.A. SYSTEM

FIRST HOUR $50

EACH ADDITIONAL HOUR OR PART THEREOF $17

NO CHANGES PROPOSED

NO CHANGES PROPOSED

NO CHANGES PROPOSED

$65

$22

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PROPER LABELLING REQUIRED FOR PREPACKAGED FOOD ******

THE FOOD AND DRUGS (COMPOSITION AND LABELLING) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1985, WHICH WILL FURTHER THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND CONSUMER BY REQUIRING PREPACKAGED FOODS TO BE PROPERLY LABELLED, HAVE BEEN GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

IN THESE REGULATIONS, ’PREPACKAGED FOOD’ MEANS ANY FOOD PACKAGED WHETHER COMPLETELY OR PARTIALLY, IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE CONTENTS Ca'INOT BE ALTERED WITHOUT OPENING OR CHANGING THE PACKAGING AND THE FOOD IS READY FOR PRESENTATION TO THE CONSUMER OR A CATERING ESTABLISHMENT,* A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

APART FROM SOME MINOR EXEMPTIONS, THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROPER LABEL ARE:

THE NA F. OF THE PRODUCT SHALL NOT BE FALSE OR MISLEADING Or DECEPTIVE AS TO THE NATURE OF THE FOOD;

* A LIST OF INGREDIENTS SHALL BE DECLARED:

* THE MINIMUM DURABILITY SHALL BE INDICATED;

* WHET £ SPECIAL STORAGE CONDITIONS OR INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE ARE REQUIRED, THEY SHALL BE STATED?

* THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE MANUFACTURER OR PACKER SHALL BE GIVEN;

* THE QUANTITY OF THE CONTENTS SHALL BE DECLARED IN .TERMS OF COUNT, WEIGHT OR VOLUME AS THE CASE MAY BE ; AND

* EITHER THE ENGLISH OR THE CHINESE LANGUAGE OR BOTH LANGUAGES SHALL BE USED.

THE AXIMUM PENALTY FOR NON-COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS IS A $10 000 FINE AND SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT. TO ALLOW THE TRADE TO MAK. ARRANGEMENTS TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE NEW LABELLING REQUIREMENTS, A GRACE PERIOD OF TWO YEARS AFTER THE REGULATIONS ARE GAZETTED IS PROVIDED.

+THESE REGULATIONS WILL BRING HONG KONG IN LINE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE FAO (FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS), WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AND THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE EEC WITH MODIFICATIONS TO SUIT L0C«u CONDITIONS IN RESPECT OF PROPER LABELLING FOR PREPACKAGED FOODo,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN ADDITION TO PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH, THESE REGULATIONS ALSO PROTECT THE CONSUMER FROM FALSE OR MISLEADING LABELS. THc. TRADE AND INDUSTRY BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS HAVE BEEN WIDELY CONSULTED AND THEIR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS HAVE BEEN TArEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN FINALISING THE REGULATIONS.

THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH HAS ARRANGED FOR ADDITIONAL STAFF TO ENSURE PROPER ENFORCEMENT OF THESE REGULATIONS AND ITS FOOD SECTION WILL ADVISE ON ANY PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED.

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S77-MILLI0N WATER PROJECT CONTRACT SIGNED

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) AWARDED A S77—MILL ION CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO WATER TUNNELS AND THE LAYING OF FRESH WATER MAINS IN PAK KONG, SAI KUNG.

THE WORK IS PART OF A SCHEME TO SUPPLY WATER TO THE PROPOSED JUNK BAY NEW TOWN AND ITS HINTERLAND IN SAI KUNG, AND TO SUPPLEMENT THE PRESENT SHA TIN TREATMENT WORKS BY SUPPLYING WATER TO THE EASTERN PARTS OF NEW KOWLOON AND HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE TWO TUNNELS, TOTALLING 5.9 KILOMETRES AND 1.1 KILOMETRES CF TWO-METRE DIAMETER WATER MAINS ACROSS THE HO CHUNG AND PAK KONG VALLEYS, WILL LINK UP THE PROPOSED PAK KONG TREATMENT WORKS AND THE PROPOSED JUNK BAY PRIMARY SERVICE RESERVOIR.

THE TREATMENT WORKS AND PRIMARY SERVICE RESERVOIR WILL BE BUILT UNDER SEPARATE CONTRACTS.

INCLUDED IN THIS CONTRACT IS SITE FORMATION WORK FOR THE PROPOSED PAK KONG TREATMENT WORKS. THIS INVOLVES EXCAVATING ABOUT 230 000 CUBIC METRES OF MATERIALS TOGETHER WITH SLOPE STABILISATION AND ANCILLARY SITE WORKS.

WORK WILL START LATER THIS MONTH AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS.

THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WONG KWOK-LA I, AND THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF KUMAGAI GUMI (HONG KONG) LIMITED, MR C.P. YU.

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DRAFT PLAN FOR MID-LEVELS EAST PUBLISHED * * * * *

OUTLINE

THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD HAS PUBLISHED A NEW DRAFT ZONING PLAN FOR MID-LEVELS EAST, AN AREA OF 62.49 HECTARES BOUNDED BY KENNEDY ROAD ON THE NORTH S™BBS ROAD ON THE EAST, BOWEN DRIVE ON THE WEST AND THE 200-230 METRE CONTOURS ON TH-

SOUTH.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID THE PLAN’S MAIN OBJECTIVE WAS TO PROVIDE A STATUTORY LAND USE PATTERN AND ROAD NETWORK AS A BASIS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT OF THE AREA.

ZONINGS ON THE PLAN PRIMARILY REFLECT I NG DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR THE AREA. OF THE 62.49 HECTARES, 12.1 ARE ZONED FOR RESIDENTIAL USE, 6.37 FOR GOVERNMENT-1 NST<TU ION-COMMUNITY USES" AND 0.95 FOR OPEN SPACE.

ANOTHER 39.69 HECTARES ARE RESERVED FOR GREEN BELT AREAS TO PRESERVE THE WELL-WOODED SLOPES OF THE AREA. THE REMAINING 3.38 HECTARES ARE OCCUPIED BY ROADS.

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THE PLAN CAN BE INSPECTED AT THE TOWN PLANNING DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG- THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFF ICE, PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WI NG ENTRANCE, HONG KONG- AND WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFF ICE, TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, GROUND, FIRST AND EIGHTH FLOORS, HONG KONG.

COPIES OF THE DRAFT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MAP AND PLAN SALES SECTION, SURVEY DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT. FIFTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG; AND KOWLOON MAP AND PLAN SALES SECTION, 382 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT $10 FOR UNCOLOURED COPY AND $120 FOR COLOURED ONE.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE PLAN MAY SUBMIT HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG BY OCTOBER 8.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODAY REVOKED THE REGISTRATION OF SHUN LEE FINANCE CO. LTD. AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY, ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE COMPANY HAS CEASED TO CARRY ON A BUSINESS OF TAKING DEPOSITS AND THAT I APPEARS TO HIM THAT THE COMPANY IS NOT A FIT AND PROPER BODY TO REMAIN REGISTERED.

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oAN ON IMPORTS FROM ARGENTINA LIFTED * * * *

wITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT, THE TRADE DEPARTMENT wlLL RESUME PROCESSING OF LICENCE APPLICATIONS FOR IMPORTS OF GOODS FRO* ARGENTINA OR GOODS OF ARGENTINIAN ORIGIN.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THIS FOLLOWED A DECISION BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL THAT iHE IMPORT PROHIBITION (ARGENTINA) REGULATIONS ENACTED IN 1982 SHOULD EE REVOKED IN LINE WITH SIMILAR ACTION TAKEN BY THE UNiTcD KINGDOM.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS GOVERNING

IMPORTS OF GOODS FROM ARGENTINA WILL BE THE SAME AS THOSE GO'.-- I..a IMPORTS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES AND IMPORT LICENCES WILL BE ISSUc-IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NORMAL LICENSING PROCEDURES.

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APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY SUBSIDIES *****

CHILDREN OF FARMING AND FISHING FAMILIES IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO COMPLETE SECONDARY SCHOOLING WERE REMINDED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THEY WERE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBSIDIES UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT SAID THAT APPLICATIONS FOR SUCH SUBSIDIES IN THE FORM OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 16.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE STUDENTS IN FORMS 4 TO 7 AND SUBSIDIES CAN BE USED FOR ANY SECONDARY SCHOOL IN HONG KONG. SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE AWARDED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE ACHIEVED A STANDARD OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, HE SAID.

♦STUDENTS APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS MAY ALSO APPLY FOR GRANTS TO COVER TUITION FEES AND PURCHASE OF BOOKS AND SUCH APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A FINANCIAL NEED BASIS,+ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICto, 103 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, AND FROM VARIOUS DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERIES LIAISON OFFICES.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT APPLICATION PROCEDURE MAY BE MADE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AT 3-688111 EXT. 510.

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TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OFFER EVENING COURSES K

THE FIVE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OF THE COUNCIL WILL BE OFFERING EVENING COURSES STARTING IN SEPTEMBER.

VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR

APPLICANTS,

PERIOD IN APRIL,

ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO MISSED THE ENROLMENT ARE INVITED TO CHOOSE FROM ABOUT 50 COURSES

STILL HAVING VACANCIES.

COURSES ON OFFER COVER A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS INCLUDING COMMERCIAL STUDIES, CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, TEXTILE INDUSTRIES, MARINE AND FABRICATION AND MOTOR VEHICLE

DISCIPLINES.

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DETAILS OF THESE COURSES WILL BE ADVERTISED IN MAJOR NEWSPAPERS TOMORROW (SATURDAY), AND APPLICATION FORMS AND GUIDES CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE MORRISON HILL, KWAI CHUNG, KWUN TONG, HAKING WONG AND LEE WAI LEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES.

A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN REMINDED THOSE WHO APPLIED IN APRIL NOT TO APPLY AGAIN. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS AUGUST 17.

Hc SAID EVENING COURSES AT THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES ARE PROVIDED AT CRAFT OR POST-FORM 3 LEVEL AND TECHNICIAN OR POST-FORM 5 LEVEL.

♦THE PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE ONE TO THREE YEARS’ COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION FOR THOSE WORKING IN THE INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE SECTORS TO UPDATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL,+ HE ADDED.

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CUSTOMS REMINDER FOR SEOUL-BOUND RESIDENTS * * * * *

HONG KONG RESIDENTS WHO INTEND TO TRAVEL TO SEOUL WERE REMINDED TODAY BY THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT THAT THEY MUST OECLARc GOLD AND JEWELLERY ITEMS IN THEIR POSSESSION AS REQUIRED BY SOUTH KOREAN CUSTOMS ON ARRIVAL IN THAT COUNTRY.

♦IN CASE OF FAILURE TO DO SO, NOT ONLY WILL THE GOLD AND JEWELLERY ITEMS BE SUBJECT TO SEIZURE BUT THE TRAVELLER WILL BE DETAINED, PROSECUTED AND PUNISHED BY THE KOREAN AUTHOR ITIES,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT FROM JANUARY TO JUNE THIS YEAR, 38 PERSONS INCLUDING 14 HONG KONG RESIDENTS, HAD BEEN ARRESTED THERE FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE CUSTOMS REQUIREMENT.

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DB TAKES FIRST-HAND LOOK AT BUS TERMINUS

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO.AY (FRIDAY) VISITED REPULSE BAY TO INSPECT THE PROPOSED SITE FOR A NEW BUs TERMINUS.

AT AN EARLIER MEETING O' THE BOARD, MEMBERS WERE TOLD ~ • CONSTRUCTION WORK AT THE ORIGINAL SITE PROPOSED FOR JERMINU AT THE WESTERN END OF REPULSE BaY BEAD- «OULD INVOLVE TECHNICAL. DIFFICULTIES AND LAND ACQUISITION PROBLEMS.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1985

A REVISED PLAN WAS SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD’S WORKS PROJ AND TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEES AND MEMBERS DECIDED TO VISIT THE SITE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PROJECT’S IMPAC1 ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IN THE AREA.

ACCOMPANIED AT TODAY’S VISIT BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, NR EDDY CHAN, AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ANGELA TSE THE MEMBERS WERE BRIEFED ON THE LAYOUT DESIGN OF THE NEW SITE BY OFFICIALS OF THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN AREA DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION.

THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ELEVATED CARRIAGEWAY TO PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE FOR TRAFFIC SO THAT A SECTION OF REPULSE BAY ROAD CAN BE DESIGNATED FOR FRANCHISED BUSES ONLY.

MEMBERS WERE TOLD THE NEW DESIGN WOULD ENSURE THAT THE LANDSCAPE AND TRAFFIC PATTERN IN THE AREA WOULD REMAIN BASICAL.! ( UNCHANGED AND THAT THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD STARTING IN OCTOBER NEXT YEAR CAN BE SHORTENED FROM 18 MONTHS TO 14 MONTHS.

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NEWSPAPER HAWKERS TO HAVE LARGER PITCH

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IN NON-URBAN AREA-

THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY (FRIDAY) ENDORSEE A PROPOSAL BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO ALLOW A L-. PITCH FOR NEWSPAPER HAWKERS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS.

AS PRESCRIBED BY THE HAWKER (NEW TERRITORIES, REGULATI’. ... THE PRESENT MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE DIMENSIONS ARE 1200MM X 250 v (APPROXIMATELY 4' X 11’’ X 4'). THE PROPOSAL CALLS FOR ENLAHG THE DIMENSIONS TO 1800MM X 45OMM, WITH NO RESTRICTION ON HE ! ■■

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE), MR ARTi JOHNSON, NOTED THAT CURRENT LIMITS WERE SET SOME 20 YEARS AtC WHEN FAR FEWER NEWSPAPERS AND EVEN FEWER PERIODICALS WERE ON SALE.

MR JOHNSON SAID THAT +THE RECOMMENDED SIZE IS THE SAME STANDARD AS IN THE URBAN AREA.+

THE COUNCIL ALSO AGREED THAT TO OBVIATE THE NEED TO AMEND THE HAWKER (NEW TERRITORIES) REGULATIONS EACH TIME THE 1 . SIZE OF A NEWSPAPER HAWKER STAlL IS CHANGED, THE REGULATIO SHOULD BE AMENDED TO ENABLE THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES (IN FUTURE THE REGIONAL COUNCIL) TO SPECIF7 THE SIZE Of- A NEWSPAPER STALL AS A CONDITION OF THE LICENCE.

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MARKET STALL UPSET PRICES SET ******

PRICES FOR THE RESTRICTED AUCTION OF MARKET STALLS AND SHOP UNITS IN THE NEW KWU TUNG MARKET, SHEUNG SHU I IN NORTH DISTRICT WERE SET AT 50 PER CENT OF THE CURRENT MARKET RATE BY THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL TODAY.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE) OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR ARTHUR JOHNSON, SAID THAT THE NEW MARKET COMPLEX HAD BEEN BUILT PRIMARILY FOR THE 92 PERSONS FROM KWU TUNG, WHO HAD OCCUPIED A LARGE NUMBER OF STRUCTURES THAT WERE CLEARED FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD.

THE MARKET WILL BE READY FOR OCCUPATION NEXT MONTH. IT IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE AREAS, OFFERING THE USUAL MARKET FACILITIES, AS WELL AS SHOP SPACES FOR TRADE AND SERVICES, SUCH AS TAILORS, BARBERS, INTERIOR DECORATORS, BICYCLE REPAIRING, AND AIR-CONDITIONING.

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MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR HOUSING PROFESSIONALS X * * XX*

THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT 13 ORGANISING A MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT COURSE FOR ITS PROFESSIONAL OFFICERS WITH A VIEW TO ENHANCING THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL MANAGEMENT.

THE COURSE ALSO AIMS AT BROADENING PARTICIPANTS’ APPRECIATION OF MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES.

THE FIVE-DAY PROGRAMME WILL CONSIST OF TALKS BY EXPERTS ON PLANNING, OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS, COMMUNICATION, HUMAN RELATIONS, FINANCE, POLITICAL STUDIES AND MARKETING, AS WELL AS A SERIES OF SEMINARS.

+EMPHASIS OF THE COURSE WILL BE ON THE PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS RATHER THAN ON BOOK LEARNING OR DISPENSATION OF THEORIES,* SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

HP ADDED: + THIS IS BUT ONE OF THE MANY TRAINING COURSES THE DEPARTMENT ORGANISES FOR THE STAFF EVERY YEAR.*

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LUNG CHEUNG ROAD SECTION TO BE CLOSED ******

THE SECTION OF LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, BETWEEN FUNG WO STREET AND NAM CHEONG STREET IN KOWLOON, WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1.30 AM TO 5.30 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 12) TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPOSED:

* TRAFFIC FROM NAM CHEONG STREET NORTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERT- ■ TO USE CORNWALL STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE NAM CHEONG STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD SOUTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE WATERLOO ROAD.

* TRAFFIC FROM FUNG MO STREET NORTHBOUND * ILL BE DIVERTED TO USE FU MEI STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD SOUTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE FUNG MO STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

YOUTH WORKERS CRUCIAL TO SOCIAL CENTRES ........................ 1

IMPROVEMENTS TO TAI PO ROAD PROPOSED............................ 1

YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PERPORI.! IN CHINA .......................... 2

POLICE BAND, DANCERS CHARM U.K. CROWDS ......................... 2

SHAM SHUI PO PARK SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX DUE TO OPEN ............ 4

EXTRA OFFER OP A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS............................ 4

FIRING PRACTICE................................................. 5

RESTRICTED ZONE SET UP ........................................ 5

NO SALT WATER................................................... 5

PRESS CONFERENCE ON TENTH FESTIVAL OF ASIAN ARTS ............... 6

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1935

YOUTH WORKERS CRUCIAL TO SOCIAL CENTRES *****

THE CONTRIBUTION OF YOUTH WORKERS PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN THE SUCCESS OF A CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH CENTRE, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE HONG KONG YOUNG WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION WONG TAI SIN SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE, MRS CHAN SAID THAT APART FROM AN ATTRACTIVE AND COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT, THE CENTRE’S SUCCESS ALSO DEPENDED ON THE CONTINUING COMMITMENT BY YOUTH WORKERS TO ORGANISE STIMULATING PROGRAMMES GEARED TO THE NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE TARGET GROUPS.

+THIS IS NOT AN EASY TASK IN THE FACE OF THE INCREASING SOPHISTICATION OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE ATTRACTION OF AW DE VARIETY OF SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES NOW AVAILABLE IN TH-

COMMUNITY,* SHE SAID.

TO

MRS CHAN SUGGESTED THAT YOUTH THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE LESS

WORKERS SHOULD TRY TO REACH OUT LIKELY TO ATTEND SUCH ORGANISED

ACT IV IT IES.

THE WONG TAI SIN SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE INCLUDES A STUDY

AND READING ROOM TO PROVIDE A QUIET PLACE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO STUDY

AND CULTIVATE

READING INTERESTS AND HABITS.

THE ROOM WILL ALSO OFFER A VARIETY OF EXTENSIVE ACTIVITIES ,HICH FORM AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE CENTRE’S SOCIAL PROGRAMMES.

IMPROVEMENTS TO TAI PO ROAD PROPOSED *****

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO WIDEN AND REALIGN THREE SECTIONS OF TAI PO ROAD BETWEEN THE KOWLOON EXPLOSIVES DEPOT AND ITS JUNCTION WITH LOWER SHING MUN ROAD NEAR THE SHA TIN INN.

THE WORK, WHICH COVERS TWO KILOMETRES OF ROAD, IS PART OF THE TAI PO ROAD IMPROVEMENT SCHEME.

IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF A CLIMBING LANE OR PASSING BAYS ON STEEP HILLS, THE PROVISION OF CAR PARKING AREAS, STABILISING AND RETAINING EXISTING STEEP SLOPES AND IMPROVING ROAD SURFACING.

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SINCE THAT SECTION OF TAI PO ROAD PASSES THROUGH TWO COUNTRY PARKS, THE PROPOSED WORKS WILL ALSO BE LANDSCAPED TO BLEND IN InI TH THE SURROUNDINGS,

THE PLANS AND THE SCHEME MAY BE INSPECTED BY THE PUBLIC AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG; THEDISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, SHA TIN, 2 TUNG LO WAN HILL ROAD, SHA TIN; AND AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED PROJECT SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, BEFORE OCTOBER 8.

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YOUNG MUSICIANS TO PERFORM IN CHINA * * * * *

SIXTY YOUNG MUSICIANS LEFT FOR CHINA TODAY (SATURDAY) TO PERFORM IN SHANGHAI AND BEIJING NEXT WEEK.

THE 49 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND 11 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE, ARE AMONG A DELEGATION LED BY THE MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR AND TOUR DIRECTOR, MRS DORIS HO, AND INCLUDING 10 OTHER OFFICIALS FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

MEMBERS OF THE DELEGATION WHO WILL RETURN ON AUGUST 19 WERE SEEN OFF BY THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, MR GRAHAM BARNES AND COMMISSIONER FOR RECREATION AND CULTURE, MR PATRICK WILLIAMSON.

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THE BANDS AND RIBBON AND LION DANCERS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, WHO YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) GAVE THE FIRST OF 24 PERFORMANCES AT THE PREST I GEOUS EDINBURGH TATTOO, WERE FASCINATING CROWDS ALMOST FROM THE MOMENT THEY SET FOOT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM ON JULY 28.

THEIR APPEARANCE AT GOVERNOR’S DAY AT THE POLICE STAFF COLLEGE, BRAMSHILL A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER WAS ” AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS”, ACCORDING TO THE COMMANDANT OF THE POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL, MR TONY MULLINS, WHO IS HEADING THE TOUR PARTY.

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GUESTS ON THAT OCCASION INCLUDED HER MAJESTY’S CHIEF INSPECTOR OF CONSTABULARY, SIR LAWRENCE BYFORD, COMMISSIONER OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE, SIR KENNETH NEWMAN, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR RAYMON ANNING, FORMER COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR ROY HENRY AND 39 BRITAIN’S CHIEF CONSTABLES.

ANOTHER PERFORMANCE IN THE GUILDHALL SQUARE, PORTSMOUTH, ATTENDED BY THE LORD MAYOR, OTHER DIGNITARIES AND A CROWD OF 4 000 SPECTATORS WAS ACCLAIMED ’’THE FINEST EVER HELD IN THE AREA’’.

LONDONERS, TOO, HAD THEIR CHANCE TO SEE THE HONG KONG PERFORMERS WHEN THEY BROUGHT A TOUCH OF THE ORIENT TO THE CITY DURING A LUNCH TIME CONCERT ON AUGUST 1, 1985 IN FRONT OF ONE OF LONDON’S MOST FAMOUS LANDMARKS - THE WESTMINSTER ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL.

THIS PERFORMANCE, WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY THE LORD MAYOR OF WESTMINSTER, THE LADY MAYORESS, AND THE HONG KONG COMMISSIONER IN LONDON, MR COLVYN HAYE AND MRS HAYE, FORMED PART OF THE QUATER-CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS OF THE CITY OF WESTMINSTER - MARKING 400 YEARS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

THE GRACEFUL AND POLISHED PERFORMANCE OF THE RIBBON AND FAN DANCERS DREW ENTHUSIASTIC ROUNDS OF APPLAUSE, WHILE A SPIRITED NORTHERN LION WITH ITS CUBS ENTHRALLED THE CROWDS AS THEY PRANCED AROUND TO THE MUSIC OF THE BAND.

THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE BAND, PLAYED CHINESE, MILITARY AND POPULAR MUSIC TO ENTERTAIN THE CROWDS. THE MACKINTOSH TARTAN WORN BY THE PIPE AND DRUM BAND ADDED TO THE COLOUR OF THE OCCASION. THE BAND WAS CONDUCTED BY ITS DIRECTOR OF MUSIC, MR COLIN WOOD.

DURING THEIR STAY IN SCOTLAND FOR THE TATTOO THE HONG KONG CONTINGENT WILL MAKE ADDITONAL APPEARANCES AT THE HIGHLAND GATHERING AT CRIEFF, THE CARLISLE GREAT FAIR, AND A CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN EDINBURGH. THEY WILL ALSO MARCH THROUGH THE CITY OF GLASGOW.

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SHAM SHU I P0 PARK SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX DUE TO OPEN X X X

RESIDENTS LIVING IN WEST KOWLOON WILL SHORTLY HAVE ANOTHER PLACE TO SPEND THEIR LEISURE HOURS DURING THE CURRENT HOT SPELL.

THE $46 MILLION SHAM SHU I PO PARK SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX WHICH IS THE THIRD ONE PROVIDED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL IN THE DISTRICT, IS DUE TO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 13). .

LOCATED NEXT TO THE SHAM SHU I PARK AT LAI CHI KOK ROAD, THE NEW SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX 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 FOUNTAIN, A GENERAL RESTAURANT AND A SPECTATOR STAND CAPABLE CF ACCOMMODATING 800 PEOPLE.

THE COMPLEX WILL BE OPENED IN FIVE SESSIONS DAILYt FROM 7 A.M. TO 9.15 A.M., 9.45 A.M. TO 12 NOON, 1 P.M. TO 4 P.M., 4.30 P.M. TO 6.45 P.M., AND 7.45 P.M. TO 10 P.M.

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EXTRA OFFER OF A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS X X X X

DUE TO OVERWHELMING AUDIENCE RESPONSE, THE URBAN COUNCIL’S HONG KONG REPERTORY THEATRE WILL PUT ON AN EXTRA OFFERING OF THE CANTONESE PRODUCTION +A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS* IN THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL AT 7.30 PM ON AUGUST 25 (SUNDAY).

THE DRAMA IS DUE TO BE PUT ON AT THE SAME VENUE AT 7.30 PM FROM AUGUST 22 TO 24 (THURSDAY TO SATURDAY) AND AT 2.30 PM ON AUGUST 24 AND 25 (SATURDAY TO SUNDAY).

THERE WILL ALSO BE LIVE MUSIC PERFORMED BY +THE MAGNIFICENT*, A LOCAL CHORAL GROUP.

TICKETS FOR THE SHOWS ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT.

TICKETS FOR THE ADDITIONAL SHOW - AT $15, $20, $35 AND $45 -WILL BE ON SALE AT THE CITY HALL, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AND HONb KONG COLISEUM. TELEPHONE RESERVATION IS ACCEPTED AT 5-739595 UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE.

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FIRING PRACTICE * * * * *

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 FLYING.

PRACTICE WILL BE HELD FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 12), FROM 8 AM TO 4.30 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 13) AND FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 14), THURSDAY (AUGUST 15) AND FRIDAY (AUGUST 16).

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RESTRICTED ZONE SET UP * * * *

JORDAN ROAD EASTBOUND, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH PARKES STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES EAST OF CHI WO STREET, WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY STARTING FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 13).

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

ON THE SAME DAY FROM 10 AM, BOWRING STREET BETWEEN PARKES STREET AND PILKEM STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION.

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NO SALT WATER * * * *

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO THE WHOLE OF SAN PO KONG WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 13) FOR WATER MAINS LAYING.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1985

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON TENTH FESTIVAL OF ASIAN ARTS ******

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN WILL GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE TENTH FESTIVAL OF ASIAN ARTS IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL AT 3 PM ON AUGUST 15 (THURSDAY) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE EVENT.

ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES SUB-COMMITTEE MR LO KING-MAN AND CO-ORDINATOR OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S FESTIVALS OFFICE WS ROWENA NG.

THE FESTIVAL, TO BE HELD FROM OCTOBER 18 TO NOVEMBER 3, WILL FEATURE 10 OUTSTANDING OVERSEAS TROUPES AND NINE LOCAL PERFORMANCES OF CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL WORKS, DANCE AND DRAMA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

21 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN JUNE......................   1

ENQUIRY CENTRES HAVE BUSY TIME ........................... 2

CUSTOMS WARN OF POSSIBLE BOAT FORFEITURES ................ 3

RECUPERATION CENTRE TOPS POLICE SHOPPING LIST ............ 4

BOSSES URGED TO SET OUT WORK RULES FOR STORMS ............ 5

BOARD SETS UP FUND FOR CIVIC WORK.......................   6

HONG KONG ANNUAL REPORT AS POPULAR AS EVER ............... 6

EXHIBITION TO FOCUS ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH ................. 7

NEW BUILDINGS FOR BEACHES .............................    8

JULY RAINFALL BELOW NORMAL ............................... 8

VISIT TO PRINTER ........................................ 11

YOUTHS URGED TO JOIN DESIGN CONTEST

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21 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN JUNE ******

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE APPROVED 21 BUILDING PLANS IN JUNE — FIVE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, SIX IN KOWLOON AND 10 IN THE NEW TERRITOR IES.

THEY INCLUDED A 36-STOREY APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT THE FORTRESS HILL DEVELOPMENT, KING’S ROAD, AN EXTENSION FOR A SCHOOL AT FARM ROAD AND TIN KWONG ROAD, KOWLOON, TWO WORKSHOPS AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, AND FO TAN, A PETROL-FILLING STATION IN KOWLOON BAY AND A MOTOR CONTROL CENTRE FOR A GAS PRODUCTION PLANT AT TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

DURING THE SAME MONTH, THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO START ON 32 PROJECTS, OF WHICH 11 WERE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, SEVEN IN KOWLOON AND 14 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THESE INCLUDED TWO BLOCKS OF STAFF QUARTERS FOR THE UNIVERSITY CF HONG KONG, A CLUB HOUSE AT TAI TAM ROAD, A PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR THE KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT, A SCHOOL EXTENSION AT WAI CHI STREET, A PASSENGER JETTY EXTENSION AND BREAKWATER ON LAMMA ISLAND AND A TELEPHONE EXCHANGE BUILDING IN MA ON SHAN.

THE TOTAL FLOOR AREA

SQUARE METRES OF WHICH 70 PURPOSES AND THE REST FOR

OF THESE 32 PROJECTS WAS 116 538.30

687.20 SQUARE METRES WERE FOR NON-DOMESTIC DOMESTIC PURPOSES.

IN THE SAME MONTH, A TOTAL OF 39 OCCUPATION PERMITS WERE ISSUED FOR NEWLY-COMPLETED BUILDINGS, INCLUDING FOUR APARTMENT BLOCKS AT WESTLANDS ROAD AND A FACTORY AT FUNG YIP STREET.

OTHERS INCLUDED A 24-STOREY APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT SHU KUK STREET, A CEMENT PLANT CONTROL BUILDING AT TAP SHEK KOK AND 17 BLOCKS FOR APARTMENT AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSES, COMMERCIAL COMPLEXES AND SCHOOLS FOR THE LUK YEUNG SUN CHUEN DEVELOPMENT.

THE TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS 318 565.10 SQUARE METRES WITH 254 762.30 SQUARE METRES FOR DOMESTIC USE AND THE REST FOR NON-DOMESTIC USE.

THE COST OF THESE NEW BUILDINGS WAS ABOUT $1 011 MILLION.

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE ALSO ISSUED EIGHT DEMOLITION ORDERS IN RESPECT OF 23 BUILDINGS IN JUNE.

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ENQUIRY CENTRES HAVE BUSY TIME * * *

THE 65 PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRES OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HANDLED ABOUT 6.5 MILLION CASES AND ENQUIRIES DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE YEAR — AN 18 PER CENT INCREASE OVER THE PREVIOUS SIX MONTHS.

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, THE CENTRES PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC.

THESE SERVICES INCLUDE ANSWERING GENERAL ENQUIRIES;

DISTRIBUTING GOVERNMENT FORMS, LEAFLETS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS; ADMINISTERING STATUTORY DECLARATIONS; ADVISING AND OFFERING INFORMATION ON SERVICES PROVIDED BY ALL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS; DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS! RENDERING ASSISTANCE IN SOLVING PERSONAL PROBLEMS AND ARRANGING REFERRALS WHERE THE PROBLEM IS COMPLEX AND REQUIRES EXPERT ADVICE.

♦THE CENTRES DEALT MAINLY WITH APPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC HOUSING! REQUESTS FOR FORMS FOR GOVERNMENT JOB VACANCIES’ ENQUIRIES ABOUT TELEPHONE NUMBERS, LOCATIONS AND OPENING HOURS OF GOVERNMENT CFFICES; STATUTORY DECLARATIONS, OATHS AND AFFIRMATIONS; AND REQUESTS FOR POSTERS, PAMPHLETS, AND FORMS ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS,+ A CNTA SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦DURING THE PERIOD SOME FOUR MILLION FORMS AND INFORMATION BOOKLETS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO THE PUBLIC.

+A LARGE NUMBER OF STATUTORY DECLARATIONS WERE ADMINISTERED WITH POPULAR TOPICS COVERING TRUE COPIES AND APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, APPLICATIONS FOR EDUCATION AND EXAMINATIONS,* HE SAID.

UNDER THE ’FREE LEGAL ADVICE SCHEME’, 1 430 CASES WERE HANDLED, FREE OF CHARGE, BY LAWYERS FROM THE HONG KONG LAW SOCIETY AT EIGHT CENTRES IN WAN CHAI, EASTERN, YAU MA TEI, WONG TAI SIN, MONG KOK, KWUN TONG, TSUEN WAN AND SHA TIN.

NEARLY 6 000 PEOPLE CONSULTED THE RENT OFFICERS OF THE RATING , AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT STATIONED IN 12 DISTRICT OFFICES (TEN IN THE URBAN AREA AND TWO IN THE NEW TERRITORIES) FOR ADVICE ON RENTAL AND TENANCY PROBLEMS.

ENQUIRIES ON SERVICES AVAILABLE AT ANY OF THE CENTRES CAN BE MADE AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE SECTION IN THE CNTA HEADQUARTERS ON THE 13TH FLOOR, WORLD SHIPPING CENTRE, 7 CANTON ROAD, HARBOUR CITY IN TSIM SHA TSUI (TEL: 3-692255).

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CUSTOMS WARN OF POSSIBLE BOAT FORFEITURES

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SMUGGLERS WHO USE SPEED BOATS OR SMALL CRAFT TO SMUGGLE MERCHANDISE OR PROHIBITED ARTICLES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA MIGHT HAVE THEIR VESSELS FORFEITED, SAID THE HEAD OF THE CUSTOMS INVESTIGATION BUREAU, MR MAK KAM-LAU.

HE GAVE THIS WARNING WHEN COMMENTING ON A RECENT CASE IN wHICH A SPEED BOAT WITH TWIN 235-HORSE-POWER ENGINES WAS ORDERED BY THE COURT TO BE FORFEITED.

THIS WAS THE FIRST CRAFT USED FOR SMUGGLING TO BE FORFEITED TO THE CROWN FOLLOWING AN APPLICATION BY THE CUSTOMS.

EARLIER, THREE PERSONS INVOLVED IN THIS CASE WERE EACH SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS’ JAIL.

THERE ARE AT PRESENT 11 SPEED BOATS BEING DETAINED PENDING FORFEITURE HEARINGS.

MR MAK STRESSED THAT THE CUSTOMS AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WOULD CONTINUE THEIR STRINGENT SURVEILLANCE ON SMUGGLING ACTIVITIES IN HONG KONG.

ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED BY THE BUREAU, IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, THE BUREAU HANDLED A TOTAL OF 2 130 PROSECUTIONS, AN INCREASE OF 16 PER CENT OVER THE SAME PERIOD IN 1984.

AMONG THESE CASES, 1 131 CAME UNDER THE DUTIABLE COMMODITIES ORDINANCE, 591 UNDER THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ORDINANCE, 183 UNDER THE IMPORT AND EXPORT ORDINANCE AND THE REST OF 225 UNDER OTHER ORDINANCES.

TOTAL FINES IMPOSED AMOUNTED TO 51.2 MILLION AND JAIL SENTENCES WERE IMPOSED '<N TERMS TOTALLING 342 YEARS.

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RECUPERATION CENTRE TOPS POLICE SHOPPING LIST ******

A RECUPERATION CENTRE FOR POLICE OFFICERS RECOVERING FROM SHOOTING INCIDENTS OR OTHER ILLNESSES, TO BE PROVIDED IN A PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT AT DISCOVERY BAY, LANTAU, HEADS A ’’SHOPPING LIST” OF FORCE WELFARE PROJECTS THAT WILL RESULT FROM A DONATION CF ONE MILLION DOLLARS PRESENTED TO THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE BY PHILANTHROPIST SIR SHIU-KIN TANG.

SIR SHIU-KIN PRESENTED HIS MILLION DOLLAR CHEQUE TO DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MANAGEMENT, MR ERIC BLACKBURN AT A LUNCHEON TO CELEBRATE MR BLACKBURN’S BIRTHDAY.

THE PRESENTATION WAS MADE TO THE FORE IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT CF MR BLACKBURN’S VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION BOTH TO THE FORCE AND TO THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

IN ADDITION TO THE DISCOVERY BAY RECUPERATION CENTRE, THE DONATION WILL BE SPENT ON :

+ UP GRADING OVER NIGHT ACCOMMODATION AT GREEN ISLAND RECREATION CENTRE,

+ THE TRANSFER OF THE FORCE MUSEUM TO WANCHAI GAP POLICE STATION,

+ IMPROVEMENTS TO THE GAZETTED OFFICERS MESS,

+ THE PROVISION OF FITTED CARPETS IN POLICE PREMISES TO WHICH THE PUBLIC HAS ACCESS,

+ LEOPARD SKINS FOR ALL POLICE BAND DRUMMERS AND A NEW SILVER MACE FOR THE DRUM MAJOR,

+ A DONATION TO FORCE TENNIS.

IN A SPEECH OF THANKS, MR BLACKBURN NOTED THAT SIR SHIU-KIN HAD IN THE PAST GIVEN MORE THAN $5 MILLION TO FUND VARIOUS POLICE WELFARE PROJECTS, AND HIS EXTREME GENEROSITY WAS UNPRECEDENTED, PARTICULARLY WHEN LOOKED AT IN RELATION TO THE MANY OTHER GIFTS AND GRANTS HE HAD MADE TO VARIOUS CHARITIES. IN RECENT YEARS HE HAD GIVEN MORE THAN $100 MILLION TO HELP THE POORER PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

” IT IS A TRUISM THAT AS A GROUP YOU HAVE FAVOURED THE DISCIPLINED SERVICES OF GOVERNMENT AND EACH HAS BENEFITED BY YOUR CONCERN FOR THE WELFARE OF THE OFFICERS WHO SERVE THE COMMUNITY IN THEIR VARIOUS CAPACITIES.

”1 THINK IT IS FAIR COMMENT TO SAY THAT EACH OF THE SERVICES NOW HAS A VERY HEALTHY WELFARE FUND, GOOD MESSES AND HIGH MORALE AND THAT YOU SIR HAVE PLAYED A VERY SIGNIFICANT PART IN ACHIEVING THIS DESIRABLE STATE OF AFFAIRS.”

/GIVING ASSISTANCE .......

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GIVING ASSISTANCE THAT SIR SHIU-KIN’S LATEST DONATION WOULD BE SPENT WISELY MR BLACKBUR ADDED :”l HOPE THAT IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SPARE THE TIME TO SEE THE TANGIBLE RESULTS WHICH STEM DIRECTLY FROM YOUR GENEROSITY.”

MR BLACKBURN LATER EXPLAINED THAT THE PLANNED RECUPERATION CENTRE WOULD ALLOW POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE RECOVERING FROM LONG TERM ILLNESSES OR SHOOTING OR OTHER INJURIES SUSTAINED ON DUTY TO RELAX AND RECOVER IN A QUIET RURAL SETTING WITH GOOD ACCOMMODATION AND GOOD FOOD.

’’IT’S AT THE HEART OF FORCE WELFARE TO PROVIDE THIS CARE,” HE SAID. ”l REGARD IT AS VERY NECESSARY.”

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BOSSES URGED TO SET OUT WORK RULES FOR STORMS * * * * *

EMPLOYERS WERE ADVISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) TO REACH PRIOR AGREEMENT WITH THEIR EMPLOYEES ABOUT WORKING ARRANGEMENTS DURING A TROPICAL STORM.

AGREEMENT ON RELEASE FROM WORK AND THE METHOD OF CALCULATING WAGES TO BE PAID IN SUCH SITUATIONS WOULD HELP AVOID MISUNDERSTANDING, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO LEGAL PROVISION COVERING THIS MATTER, ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD BE WORKED OUT, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ALL RELEVANT FACTORS, SUCH AS NATURE OF WORK, PLACE OF WORKERS’ RESIDENCE AND AVAILABILITY OF TRANSPORT, HE SAID.

NORMALLY, HE SAID, EMPLOYERS SHOULD SEND THEIR EMPLOYEES HOME WHEN TYPHOON SIGNAL NUMBER EIGHT OR HIGHER IS HOISTED, OR WHEN PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS ABOUT TO STOP.

THIS, HOWEVER, DID NOT APPLY TO EMPLOYEES WHO WERE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL AND EMERGENCY DUTIES DURING A TYPHOON, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

EMPLOYERS MAY APPROACH THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR ADVICE WHEN DRAFTING OR PREPARING AGREEMENTS CONCERNING TYPHOON ARRANGEMENTS, HE SAID.

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BOARD SETS UP FUND FOR CIVIC WORK * * *

THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD HAS EARMARKED $300 000 FOR LOCAL MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OwNERS’ CORPORATIONS TO ORGANISE COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, MR LAM KIN-KWOK, SAID: +LETTERS, TOGETHER WITH APPLICATION FORMS, ARE BEING SENT THROUGH THE SUB-OFFICES OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, TO SOME 300 MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, AND 100 OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS IN KWUN TONG TO APPLY FOR FUNDS.+

♦THE COMMUNITY ACTIVITY UNDER APPLICATION MUST BE NON-PROFIT-MAKING AND MUST BENEFIT RESIDENTS OF A BUILDING OR SQUATTER AREA,* HE SAID.

+0N THE OTHER HAND, THE ACTIVITY MUST BE HELD BY JANUARY NEXT YEAR SO THAT THE BOARD CAN COMPLETE ITS ACCOUNTS BEFORE THE CLOSE OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR.+

THE MAXIMUM GRANT FOR A MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE WITH LESS THAN 1 500 RESIDENTS AND FOR AN OWNERS’ CORPORATION IS $1 000, WHILE FOR A MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE WITH MORE THAN 1 500 RESIDENTS IT IS $2 000.

+ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD REACH US BY SEPTEMBER 16, AND IF THERE ARE ANY DIFFICULTIES IN FILLING IN THE APPLICATION FORMS, THEY CAN APPROACH THE LIAISON OFFICERS OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE,* l*R LAM SAID.

IN THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR, THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD GRANTED $220 000 TO ABOUT 150 LOCAL MAC’S AND OC’S.

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HONG KONG ANNUAL REPORT AS POPULAR AS EVER *****

THE HONG KONG ANNUAL REPORT, THE TERRITORY’S TRADITIONAL BEST SELLER, IS AS POPULAR AS EVER.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES SAID TODAY THAT THE DEMAND FOR THE CHINESE VERSION OF HONG KONG 1985 HAD INCREASED AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE ANNUAL REPORT, THE CHINESE VERSION WAS REPRINTED.

IN THE FIRST PRINT RUN, 11 000 COPIES IN CHINESE — THE SAME NUMBER AS LAST YEAR — HAD BEEN PRODUCED BUT HAD BEEN SOLD OUT QUICKLY. A FURTHER 2 000 COPIES HAVE NOW BEEN REPRINTED AND ARE ON SALE AT $32 A COPY. OF THE 30 000 COPIES IN ENGLISH, MORE THAN 20 000 COPIES HAD ALREADY BEEN SOLD.

/THE SPOKESMAN ......

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 1985

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN THE GPO BUILDING AT CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, THE MAIN OUTLET FOR THE ANNUAL REPORT, A VARIETY OF OTHER PUBLICATIONS -- NEARLY 5 □□□ TITLES RANGING FROM FAUNA AND FLORA TO LAW AND STATISTICS — WERE ALSO AVAILABLE.

POPULAR PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE IN CHINESE INCLUDE NATURE TRAIL BOOKLETS, SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS SYLLABUSES, AND ECONOMIC REPORTS. AMONG THE LEGAL PUBLICATIONS ON SALE IN CHINESE ARE 60 ORDINANCES OF WHICH THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE HAS PROVED TO BE THE PUBLICATION MOST IN DEMAND, WITH OVER 2 400 COPIES SOLD.

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EXHIBITION TO FOCUS ON ADOLESCENT HEALTH * * * * *

A SEVEN-DAY ADOLESCENTS WILL (AUGUST 17).

HEALTH EXHIBITION SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL BEGINNING SATURDAY

ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, THE ADOLESCENT HEALTH EXHIBITION WILL BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC BETWEEN 10 AM AND 6 PM DAILY AT THE CITY HALL

EXHIBITION HALL.

THE EXHIBITION IS AIMED AT PROMOTING A GENERAL AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE,THE HEAD OF THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT, DR CHAN WAI-MAN, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+ADOLESCENCE IS A PERIOD WHEN YOUTHS UNDERGO IMMENSE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES AND IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT THEY ARE FULLY PREPARED FOR SUCH CHANGES,+ SHE ADDED.

DR CHAN NOTED THAT AS THIS YEAR IS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO STAGE SUCH AN EXHIBITION TO BRING HOME THE l*ESSAGE OF DEVELOPING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

THE EXHIBITION WILL PROVIDE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ON SEX EDUCATION, PHYSICAL CHANGES DURING PUBERTY AND MENTAL HEALTH. THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION, EXERCISE AND THE EFFECTS OF SMOK, I NG, -------------------------- ON HEALTH ARE ALSO FEATURED IN THE

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION EXHIBITION.

VISITORS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN COMPUTER GAMES AND WRITE-UP COMPETITIONS. SOUVENIRS AND PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BEST WRITE-UP EACH DAY.

/FREE T-SHIRT .......

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FREE T-SHIRT PRINTING WITH THE ADOLESCENT HEALTH SLOGAN WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 18.

DURING THE EXHIBITION PERIOD FROM AUGUST 17 TO 23, A NUMBER CF RELATED PROGRAMMES WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL INCLUDING A SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS AND SOCIAL WORKERS, A WORKSHOP FOR ADOLESCENTS AGED 14 TO 18 AND FILM AND SLIDE SHOWS ON VARIOUS YOUTH TOPICS.

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NEW BUILDINGS FOR BEACHES * * * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

WILL BUILD

MORE THAN 10

IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS

BUILDINGS ON VARIOUS GAZETTED BEACHES

wITHIN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN ITS CONTINUING EFFORTS TO PROVIDE

SWIMMERS WITH BETTER FACILITIES.

ABOUT $30 MILLION HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FOR THE WORKS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

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THE BEACH BUILDINGS WILL HAVE CHANGING ROOMS AND SHOWERS, FIRST AID ROOMS, T0IL3JS, OFFICES, STOREROOMS AND REFRESHMENT KIOSKS. '

THREE OF THE BUILDINGS, AT TRIO BEACH AND KIU TSUI BEACH IN SAI KUNG AND LO SO SHING BEACH ON LAMMA ISLAND, ARE ALREADY UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THEY WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING THIS SWIMMING SEASON.

0N ™° 0THER BUILDINGS, AT PUI 0 BEACH ON LANTAU ISLAND TbHSCYPap wATER BAY (FIRST BEACHj IN SAI KUNG, WILL START LATER In I □ Tt An •

^AcJ^^mtERFK^cS^N^^N^XN? *AN’ NEW CAFETEK,A

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JULY RAINFALL BELOW NORMAL * * * *

THE TOTAL RAINFALL OF JULY, AT 189.8 MM, WAS 40 PER CENT BELOw NORMAL, MAKING IT THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITH LESS THAN NORMAL RAINFALL THIS YEAR, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTED TODAY.

THE ACCUMULATED RAINFALL FROM JANUARY TO THE END OF JULY wAo FIVE PER CENT BELOW AVERAGE.

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THE MEAN ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE OF THE MONTH, 1 006.9 MILLIBARo, aAS THE EIGHTH HIGHEST ON RECORD FOR THE MONTH OF JULY, WHILE THE i*EAN CLOUD AMOUNT OF 61 PER CENT WAS SLIGHTLY LESS THAN THE NORMAL OF 66 PER CENT.

WITH THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON AFFECTING THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON THE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE MONTH, THE WEATHER IN HONG KONG WAS CLOUDY WITH SUNNY INTERVALS AND A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS ON JULY 1 AND 2. SOME SCATTERED HEAVY SHOWERS OCCURRED ON JULY 3 WHEN THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON STRENGTHENED.

THE WEATHER TURNED FINE FROM JULY 4 TO 7 UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER SOUTH CHINA.

A TROPICAL DEPRESSION OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON JULY 6 BROUGHT CLOUDY WEATHER AND THERE WERE HEAVY SHOWERS AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EARLY MORNING.

HEAVY SHOWERS AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED AGAIN IN THE EARLY HOURS OF JULY 9 CAUSING FLOODING AND MINOR LANDSLIPS IN SHA TIN AND THE NORTHERN PART OF KOWLOON. WINDS FRESHENED EARLY THAT DAY AND BECAME STRONG OFFSHORE IN THE MORNING. IN SHA TIN OVER 200 MM OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 7 AM, BUT LESS THAN 20 MM WAS RECORDED AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY DURING THE SAME PERIOD. THE WEATHER IMPROVED IN THE AFTERNOON WITH SOME SUNNY INTERVALS.

ON THE MORNING OF JULY 10 WINDS MODERATED RAPIDLY AND A BROAD RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WAS ESTABLISHED OVER SOUTH CHINA. ALTHOUGH A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE RECORDED, THE WEATHER WAS GENERALLY FINE AND HOT UP TO JULY 17, WITH THE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RISING TO 32.5 DEGREES CELSIUS ON JULY 16, THE HIGHEST SO FAR THIS YEAR.

JULY 18 WAS OVERCAST WITH OCCASIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS, DUE TO THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON BECOMING ACTIVE ALONG THE SOUTH CHINA COAST. OVER 50 MM OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED BETWEEN 7 AM AND 9 AM ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE WESTERN PART OF THE NEa TERRITORIES.

UNSETTLED WEATHER WITH HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED ON JULY 19 AND THE FOLLOWING MORNING. HOWEVER, THE WEATHER IMPROVED ON THE AFTERNOON OF JULY 20 WITH SOME SUNNY INTERVALS.

FINE AND SUNNY WEATHER PREVAILED FROM JULY 21 TO 25, APART FROM A FEW ISOLATED AND BRIEF LIGHT SHOWERS.

THE WEATHER DETERIORATED ON JULY 26 WHEN THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON IN THE SOUTH CHINA COASTAL AREAS BECAME ACTIVE AGAIN.

OCCASIONAL HEAVY SHOWERS AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED IN THE MORNING. GUSTS OF UP TO 48 AND 53 KNOTS WERE RECORDED AT KAI TAK AIRPORT AND CHEUNG CHAU. HAILSTONES OF ABOUT TWO MM IN DIAMETER WERE REPORTED IN MONG KOK AROUND NOON.

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THIS wAS THE THIRD REPORT OF THE OCCURRENCE OF HAIL IN HONG KONG THIS YEAR AND THE SECOND KNOwN REPORT OF HAIL OCCURRING IN JULY FLOODS WERE REPORTED IN MONG KOK AND SHAM SHU I PO. A MINOR MUDSLIP OCCURRED AT CORNWALL STREET, KOWLOON TONG.

UNSETTLED WEATHER PERSISTED ON JULY 27 OVER THE SOUTH CHINA COASTAL AREAS WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHERN PART OF

THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IT REMAINED CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS ON THE MORNING OF JULY 28, BUT THE WEATHER BECAME FINE IN THE AFTERNOON.

FOR THE REST OF THE MONTH IT WAS MAINLY FINE AND SUNNY, APART FROM A FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ON JULY 30 AND SOME SHOWER:> ON JULY 31.

THREE TROPICAL CYCLONES OCCURRED OVER PACIFIC AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA DURING THE

THE WESTERN NORTH MONTH.

TYPHOON IRMA, WHICH PASSED OVER TOKYO EARLY ON JULY 1, BECAME AN EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE TO THE SOUTHEAST OF HOKKAIDO LATER IN THE DAY.

A TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMED ABOUT 650 NAUTICAL MILES EASTSOUTHEAST OF MANILA ON JULY 4. IT MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARDS AND CROSSED THE CENTRAL PHILIPPINES ON JULY 5 BEFORE ENTERING THE SOUTH CHINA SEA THE FOLLOWING DAY TO MOVE WEST-NORTHWESTWARDS.

ON THE EVENING OF JULY 7 IT TURNED NORTHWARDS AND DISSIPATED ON REACHING THE SOUTH CHINA COAST ABOUT 110 NAUTICAL MILES EASTNORTHEAST OF HONG KONG LATE ON JULY 8.

TYPHOON JEFF DEVELOPED ABOUT 540 NAUTICAL MILES NORTH OF GUAM ON JULY 22 AND MOVED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARDS. IT TURNED WEST-SOUTHWESTWARDS ON JULY 24 AND WAS CENTRED ABOUT 640 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTHEAST OF TOKYO. JEFF CROSSED THE RYUKYUS ON JULY 29 AND PASSED ABOUT 100 NAUTICAL MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF TAIPEI EARLY ON JULY 30.

IT TURNED NORTHWESTWARDS AND CROSSED THE CHINA COAST ABOUT 180 NAUTICAL MILES SOUTH OF SHANGHAI LATE THE SAME DAY. JEFF WEAKENED INTO A TROPICAL STORM LATE ON JULY 31 AND WAS CENTRED ABOUT 50 NAUTICAL MILES WEST OF SHANGHAI, MOVING NORTHNORTHEASTWARDS AT SEVEN KNOTS.

TWO INCOMING AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG ON JULY 26 DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER.

THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON JULY 8, 9, 18, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30 AND 31. FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON 8, 9, 18, 19 AND 26. NO FIRE DANGER WARNINGS WERE ISSUED.

/SIGNALS HOISTED .......

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THE MONTH WERE AS FOLLOWS:

SIGNALS HOISTED DURING

WEATHER SYSTEM SIGNAL DATE AND TIME OF HOISTING DATE AND TIME OF LOWERING

TROPICAL DEPRESSION I 1 JULY 8 1.30 AM JULY 8 11 PM

SUMMER MONSOON STRONG JULY 9 6.15 AM JULY 9 9.10 AM

MONSOON

THE MONTH’S FIGURES

AND

DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE

SUNSHINE

226.7 HOURS

4.2 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

RAINFALL

189.8 MM

127.0 MM BELOW NORMAL

CLOUDINESS

61%

5% LESS THAN NORMAL

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

80%

1% LOWER THAN NORMAL

MEAN

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

31.2

DEGREES

CELSIUS

0.4 DEGREE CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

MEAN

TEMPERATURE

28.4

DEGREES

CELSIUS

0.2 DEGREE CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

MEAN

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

26.4

DEGREES

CELSIUS

0.1 DEGREE CELSIUS ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN

DEW POINT

24.4

DEGREES

CELSIUS

0.6 DEGREE CELSIUS BELOW NORMAL

TOTAL EVAPORATION

146.2 MM

36.2

MM BELOW NORMAL

MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE

JULY 16 AND 29

OF

32.5 DEGREES CELSIUS

WAS RECORDED ON

MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

JULY 8

OF

24.2 DEGREES CELSIUS

WAS RECORDED ON

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VISIT TO PRINTER * * *

ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR A PRESS VISIT TO THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING DEPARTMENT’S NEW PREMISES AT QUARRY BAY ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 14) AFTERNOON.

PRIOR TO THE TOUR, A BRIEFING WILL BE GIVEN BY THE ACTING GOVERNMENT PRINTER, MR DAVID PEARCE, ON THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE VISIT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT 2.45 PM AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE, CORNWALL HOUSE, 28 TONG CHONG STREET, QUARRY BAY ON WEDNESDAY. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND 10 ASSIST.

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YOUTHS URGED TO JOIN DESIGN CONTEST

X * * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE IN MONG KOK ARE BEING INVITED TO JOIN A DESIGN COMPETITION IN WHICH THEY CAN TURN WASTE MATERIALS INTO CREATIVE DESIGNS.

THE COMPETITION WILL ELIZABETH SCHOOL, TO MARK SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

BE HELD ON AUGUST 24 IN THE QUEEN THE CLOSING OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT

+THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION IS TO IMPLANT THE IDEA OF CONSERVATION AMONG YOUTHS AND TO DEVELOP THEIR CREATIVE TALENTS,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MONG KOK DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME

CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE SAID.

+EACH WORK WILL BE JUDGED ON THE DESIGN AND THE APTNESS OF MATERIAL USED,+ HE ADDED.

WINNERS OF GIFT COUPONS.

THE TOP EIGHT DESIGNS WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES AND

ARTS AND CRAFTS TEACHER, MR TSANG KAN-WING, THE MEMBERS OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE WILL FORM

A RENOWNED CHAIRMAN AND TWO

THE PANEL OF JUDGES

ENTRY MAY BE BY INDIVIDUALS OR BY GROUPS BELOW FIVE.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

+UNSCRUPULOUSF RETAILERS WARNED ............................... 1

BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD REPORT SUBMITTED..................... 2

THREE LEGCO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED .............................. 3

U.S. COURT APPROVES SALE PROPOSAL OF DEAK ASSETS .............. 5

DB BRIEFED ON PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ...................... 6

SILVER AWARDS FOR 163.......................................... 6

MANPOWER SURVEY TO INCLUDE FUR SECTOR.......................... 7

SUPPORT FOR COURTESY SCHEME.................................... 8

FRESH WATER RESERVOIR FOR SHA TIN ............................. 9

CAUSEWAY BAY TAPS OFF ......................................... 9

WATER STORAGE FIGURE........................................... 9

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1 «■

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♦UNSCRUPULOUS* RETAILERS WARNED *****

THE GOVERNMENT, ALREADY DRAWING UP BATTLE PLANS TO TACKLE UNSCRUPULOUS RETAILERS WHO THREATEN HONG KONG’S TOURIST AND SHOP*'I REPUTATION, TODAY ISSUED A STERN WARNING: BEWARE.

IF SHOPS PERSISTED IN +RIPPING OFF THE SHOPPER* THEY COULD ALSO BE ASSURED OF RETALIATORY ACTION.

SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES PIERS JACOBS SAID TODAY: +WE ARE DEFINITELY CONCERNED AT THE APPARENT MALPRACTICES OF SOME RETAILERS, PARTICULARLY IN THE MORE TOURIST-ORIENTED AREAS.

+THEY ARE DAMAGING HONG KONG’S STANDING AS A LEADING TOURIST CITY IN THE FAR EAST.*

THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN AWARE OF THE GROWING PROBLEM AND FOR SOME TIME HAS BEEN WORKING ON MEANS OF TACKLING IT. CLOSE CONTACT HAS BEEN MAINTAINED WITH THE CONSUMER COUNCIL, THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION AND THE RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

+A STRATEGY IS BEING FORMED TO CRACK DOWN ON UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES,+ SAID MR JACOBS.

THE PLAN CATERS FOR A THREE-PRONGED ATTACK:

* MORE EXPEDITIOUS HEARING OF TOURIST’S COMPLAINTS BY THE SMALL CLAIMS TRIBUNAL,

* PROSECUTION OF OFFENDERS UNDER THE THEFT ORDINANCE AND TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ORDINANCE; AND

* AMENDMENT OF THE CONSUMER COUNCIL ORDINANCE.

MR JACOBS IS NOW DISCUSSING WITH THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT THE QUESTION OF MAKING SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR FEARING CASES LODGED BY TOURISTS IN THE SMALL CLAIMS TRIBUNAL.

THE IDEA,* HE SAID, *IS TO ENABLE VISITORS TO PRESS THEIR CLAIMS WITHOUT HAVING TO DELAY THEIR DEPARTURE OR TO RETURN TO HONG KONG FOR A HEARING. WE WANT TO RID THEM OF THAT INCONVENIENCE.*

HOPEFULLY, IT WOULD ALSO HAVE A DETERRENT EFFECT ON SOME OF THE RETAILERS.

ON THE SECOND POINT, ACTING ON THE ADVICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS, THE POLICE AND THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT HAVE BEEN WORKING OUT DETAILED PLANS TO ENFORCE THE CRIMINAL STATUTES.

/ANY person .......

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ANY PERSON WHO APPLIES A FALSE TRADE DESCRIPTION - AND THAT INCLUDES ORALLY - COMMITS AN OFFENCE UNDER THE ORDINANCE. THE

IMUM PENALTY IS FIVE YEARS IN JAIL AND A $500 000 FINt.

MR JACOBS SAID THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSUMER COUNCIL ORDINANCE WOULD PROVIDE THE DEFENCE OF QUALIFIED PRIVILEGE 30 FHE MASS MEDIA.

THIS MEANS THE MEDIA WOULD BE PROTECTED FROM DEFAMATION SUITS F THEY CARRIED ACCURATE REPORTS OF THE COUNCIL, SAID MR JACOBS, ADDING: +1 AM NOW WORKING wITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS Of THE REQUIRED AMENDMENT.+

REPEATING HIS APRIL 17 STATEMENT IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, HR JACOBS SAID THAT IN HONG KONG BUSINESS WAS BEST CONDUCTED BY BUSINESSMEN WITH A MINIMUM OF BUREAUCRACTIC INTERFERENCE.

BUT HE POINTED OUT THAT FREEDOM DEPENDED TO A GREAT EXTENT ON THE ACCEPTANCE OF ETHICAL STANDARDS.

MR JACOBS POINTED OUT THAT IN THE LONG TERM RETAILERS HAj MUCH MORE TO GAIN BY GIVING GOOD VALUE TO CUSTOMERS.

+SHORT-TERM GAIN ACHIEVED AT THE EXPENSE OF CUSTOMERS,+ HE STRESSED, +HELPS NO-ONE AT THE END OF THE DAY.+

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BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD REPORT SUBMITTED *****

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD, MR JUSTICE POWER, SUBMITTED ITS REPORT TO THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (MONDAY).

THE REPORT CONTAINS RECOMMENDATIONS ON BROADCASTING POLICIES TO BE ADOPTED AFTER THE EXISTING COMMERCIAL TELEVISION AND RADIO LICENCES EXPIRE IN 1988 AND 1989.

EARLIER, BEFORE THE REPORT WAS OFFICIALLY PRESENTED TO THE ACTING GOVERNOR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD HAD ASSEMBLED AT THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT TO SIGN IT.

THE REPORT COMPRISES 14 CHAPTERS AND NINE APPENDICES, TOTALLING 564 PAGES.

IT WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FOR CONSIDERATION

SOON.

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THREE LEGCO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED *****

THREE NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT K ITH wcRE RECEIVED TODAY (MONDAY), BRINGING THE '-'AL NUMBu-SF7EIVEL SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS TO 16.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECT CANDIDATES WHOSE NOMINATION FORMS WERE RECEIVED TODA'":

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. Nj.

1. MEDICAL CHIU H1N- KWONG M 57 MEDICAL PRACTITIONER 5-6O24T2 OR 5-773332

2. ENGINEERING, CHENG HON-ARCH 1 TECTUR AL, KWAN SURVEYING AND PLANNING M 58 CONSULTING ENGINEER 5-764343

3. ENGINEERING, DR RAYMOND ARCHITECTURAL,CHUNG-TAI HO SURVEYING M 46 CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER 0-6056262

AND PLANNING

FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR;

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS)

NO. OF NOMINATIONS RECEIVED

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) .......

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ...................

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................

/5. KVfUN TONG.............

AUGUST l2, 1985

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K‘v ; TONG (1) ........................

5. WONG TAI SIN (1) .......................

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) .......................

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) ......................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................

IC. ’•:* TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) ............

NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) ............

IL. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ......................

SUB-TOTAL 1

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) ........................... 1

COMMERCIAL II (1) ......................... 1

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) ........................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) .....................

3. FINANCIAL (1) ..........................

4. LABOUR (2) ................................. 2

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ........................ 2

6. MEDICAL (1) ................................ 1

7. TEACHING (1) ............................... 3

8. LEGAL (1) .................................. 2

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) .............. 2

SUB-TOTAL 15

TOTAL: 16

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MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1935

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U.S. COURT APPROVES SALE PROPOSAL OP DEAK ASSETS

******

THE OPPICIAL RECEIVER AND LIQUIDATOR OF DEAK PERERA CAR EAST _ MIT' - D°FE), MR ' EZL "LEESON, CONPIPMED TODAY THAT THE NEW YORK BANKRUPTCY COURT HAD APPROVED PROPOSALS, UNDER CHAPTER 11 OF THE 3AN^UPTCV CODE, FOR ’HE SALE OF CERTAIN ASSETS OF DEAK AND ’J INC (DEAK), INCLUDING ITS SHAREHOLDING IN FOREIGN COMMERCE BANK AFOCO BANK), FOR A CON'S I DERAT I ON IN THE REGION OP .3. -5 MILLION.

HE CONFIRMED THA’ <0 BETTER OFFER HAVE BEEN ACCEPTABLE T0 tHE U.S. COURT IN NEW YORK.

WAS FORTHCOMING '/HI > WOULD AND THE CREDITOR’ COMMITTEE

THE PROCEEDS OF SALE WILL BE HELD TO ORDER QP the U.S. CO ' PENDING RESOLUTION OF THE CLAIMS OF ALL THE CREDITORS AGAT'S" -

THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER HAS ASSERTED CLAIMS IN THE . PROCEEDINGS ON BEHALF OF DPFE FOR POTENTIALLY VERY LARGE "J'zZ. THE STATUS AND FULL EXTENT OF THESE CLAIMS IS THE SUBJEC’ ’ LEGAL ARGUMENT AND NEGOTIATION WITH THE PARTIES IN THE U.S. ANT GLEESON WAS NOT PREPARED TO FORECAST WHAT THE OUTCOME WOULD BE.

IF NECESSARY, THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER WILL COMMENCE LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IN THE U.S. TO CLARIFY DPFE’S POSITION. BECAUSE OF THIS AND THE NEED NOW TO DRAW UP A FORMAL REORGANISATION »lAN FOR DEAK AND ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES FOR FILING IN THE U.S. COURT, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SAY WHAT DPFE MAY BE ABLE TO RECOVER FROM THE PROCEEDS OF THE APPROVED SALE.

HE BELIEVED THAT THE REORGANISATION PLAN REQUIRED BY U.S. LAW IS UNLIKELY TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR.

THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER IN HONG KONG HAS RETAINED EXPERIENCED NEW YORK BANKRUPTCY LAWYERS TO REPRESENT DPFE’S INTERESTS IN THE CONTINUING NEGOTIATIONS.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1985

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DB BRIEFED 'v: PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT * * * *

: GROUP OF 34 MEMBERS FROM FOUR DISTRICT BOARDS TODAY .SCUSSED °UBLIC HOUSING POLICIES WITH SENIOR HOUSING OFFICIAL; DURING A BRIEFING SESSION ‘T THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

THI* WAS PART OF ; SERIES OF PRE-ARRANGED BRIEFINGS ORGANISED ~y thc department to update district board members on the latest PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AND TO PROMOTE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING.

TPE VISITING MFMBE°S FROM THE YUEN LONG, SHA TIN, TAI PO AND SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARDS WERE WELCOMED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, MR FUNG TUNG.

THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A SERIES OF BRIEFING SESSIONS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH OTHER SENIOR HOUSING STAFF ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING, INCLUDING ADMINISTRATION, CONSTRUCTION, ESTATE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS.

THE PARTY ALSO TOURED THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S EXHIBITION HALL WHERE THEY WERE SHOWN IN MODELS AND PHOTOGRAPHIC DISPLAYS GN THE MASSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HOUSING SINCE THE 1050’S.

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SILVER AWARDS FOR 163 *****

POLICE OFFICERS, POLICE CADETS AND JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS HAVE AGAIN ACHIEVED REMARKABLE RESULTS IN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD SCHEME BY COLLECTING OVER A THIRD OF THE SILVER AWARDS PRESENTED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR RAYMON ANN ING, AT A CEREMONY THIS (MONDAY) EVENING.

A TOTAL OF 163 PEOPLE RECEIVED THEIR SILVER AWARDS TODAY.

OFFICIATING AT THE 4(?TH SILVER AWARD PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT KOWLOON REGIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS, MR ANN ING SAID THE SCHEME’S VERY NOBLE OBJECTIVES, WITH ITS AIMS OF DEVELOPING AND ENCOURAGING YOUTH, ARE EXTREMELY BENEFICIAL TO SOCIETY AND WORTHY OF THE COMMUNITY’S SUPPORT.

”1 AM CERTAIN THAT OUR PROBLEMS WOULD INCREASE WERE IT NOT FOR SCHEMES SUCH AS THIS, WHICH KEEP SO MANY OF OUR YOUTH OCCUPIED AND AWAY FROM THE VARIOUS NEFARIOUS INFLUENCES WHICH CAN LEAD TO DELINQUENCY, ” HE SAID.

/> -THE police......

MONDAY* .-.j GUST 1^, 19t’;

’’THE POLICE RECOGNISED THIS FACT LONG AGO AND HAVE ACT I ELY PARTICIPATED in THE SCHEME FOR MANY YEARS.”

MR ANN ING NOTED THAT THE HIGH ESTEEM IN WHICH THE POLICE HELD THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD SCHEME WAS BEST ILLUSTRATED BY THE FACT THAT, AT PRESENT, THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE PROVIDES 20 PER CENT OF THE LOCAL ORGANISING AUTHORITIES, HAVING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALMOST AN EIGHTH OF THE ESTIMATED 35 000 ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN THE TERRITORY.

POLICE PARTICIPATION IN THE SCHEME WAS NOT JUST TO REAP BENEFITS FROM IT, BUT ALSO TO CONTRIBUTE TO IT, HE SAID. THE EXCHANGES OF VIEWS BETWEEN POLICE OFFICERS AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS LED TO EACH DEVELOPING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE OTHER’S ROLE IN THE SOCIETY.

MR ANN ING GAVE AN ASSURANCE THAT THE POLICE WOULD CONTINUE TO OFFER THIS DEGREE OF SUPPORT AS THEY ARE CONVINCED THE SCHEME ENHANCES THE QUALITY 0F POLICE SERVICE.

MANPOWER SURVEY TO INCLUDE FUR SECTOR ******

THE MANPOWER AND TRAINING NEEDS OF THE FUR SECTOR OF THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY WILL BE LOOKED INTO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED BY THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD CF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

THE SURVEY, TO BE CARRIED OUT FROM AUGUST 21 TO SEPTEMBER 6, WILL COVER 1 200 ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE THREE MAJOR SECTORS OF THE INDUSTRY — GARMENT, KNITWEAR AND FUR.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRAINING BOARD SAID THAT THE FUR SECTOR PRESENTED POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER GROWTH IN VIEW OF THE CHANGING TRENDS IN FASHION AND NO QUOTA RESTRICTIONS BEING IMPOSED ON FUR ITEMS.

THE SURVEY WOULD HELP TO ASCERTAIN THE MANPOWER AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF THE FUR SECTOR IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS, SO THAT APPROPRIATE TRAINING PLANS COULD BE FORMULATED TO MEET DEMAND.

INFORMATION ON THE MANPOWER SITUATION OF THE GARMENT AND KNITWEAR SECTORS WILL ALSO BE VITAL FOR THE BOARD TO REVIEW ITS TRAINING RECOMMENDATION TO THE INDUSTRY.

/employers were........

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EMPLOYERS WERE ASKED TO CO-OPERATE BY SUPPLYING ACCURATE INFORMATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD, THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT STAFF WILL CALL ON INDIVIDUAL FIRMS TO HELP IN COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRES.

ALL INFORMATION WOULD BE KEPT IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND RELEASED IN STATISTICAL SUMMARIES ONLY, WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY ESTABLISHMENT, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

SUPPORT FOR COURTESY SCHEME

* * *

THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR PETER LEEDS, TOURED THE HONG KONG LICENSING OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG DRIVING TEST APPOINTMENTS OFFICE TODAY TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE COURTESY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME.

THE TWO OFFICES ARE AMONG NINE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT FRONTLINE OFFICES TAKING PART IN THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH SCHEME TO PROMOTE COURTESY WHILE SERVING THE PUBLIC.

SINCE JULY, ABOUT 150 STAFF FROM THE DEPARTMENT HAVE ATTENDED CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS COURSES UNDER THE SCHEME AND PRE-IMPROVEMENT AND POST-IMPROVEMENT CUSTOMER OPINION SURVEYS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED AT EACH OF THESE FRONTLINE OFFICES.

TOMORROW, THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR RICHARD MEAKIN, WILL VISIT THE KOWLOON LICENSING OFFICE, THE KOWLOON DRIVING TEST APPOINTMENTS OFFICE AND THE KOWLOON AND NEW TERRITORIES REGIONAL OFFICES, WITH THE SAME AIM OF ENCOURAGING GREATER COURTESY AMONG FRONTLINE STAFF.

ON WEDNESDAY, THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT (ADMINISTRATION), MR REGINALD POLE-EVANS, WILL TOUR THE SHA TIN LICENSING OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG REGIONAL OFFICE.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1® ■

FRESH WATER RESERVOIR FOR SHA TIN * * * *

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR TO THE WEST OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD IN SHA TIN.

THE RESERVOIR, WITH A STORAGE CAPACITY OF 30 000 CUBIC METRES, WILL CATER TO THE NEEDS OF THE POPULATION OF SHA TIM NE,. TOWN AND THE LOW-LYING AREAS OF SHA TIN VALLEY.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START AT THE END OF OCTOBER AND TAKE ABOUT 21 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

CAUSEWAY BAY TAPS OFF * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 15) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR A LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY VICTORIA PARK ROAD, PATERSON STREET, GREAT GEORGE STREET, EAST POINT ROAD, FENNESSY ROAD AND PERCIVAL STREET, INCLUDING KELLETT ISLAND.

WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 59.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 348.239 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 481.983 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 82.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

KUK PRAISED FOR KEEPING UP WITH CHANGES  ..................... 1

MORE NOMINATIONS COMING IN - SIR DAVID   ..... ............... 2

DRAFT ORDER ON NATIONALITY CONSIDERED BY EXCO ................ 3

WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES ............................. 3

FIVE LEGCO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED ..............................

VOTER REGISTRATION AIMS AT THE YOUNG ......................... 6

POST OFFICE JOINS 'COURTESY TO PUBLIC DRIVE................... 7

HK KEEPS UP WITH COMPENSATION STANDARDS ...................... 8

USD WARNS NOT TO TRANSPORT FOOD IN THE OPEN .................. 9

PUBLIC WARNED NOT TO BRING IM ENDANGERED SPECIES ............. 9

STUDENTS COMPETE FOR INTER-DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP ............. 10

ONE MORE BRAND OF TOXIC WINE FOUND............................ 11

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, ANTI-CORRUPTION FOR DISPLAY ............... 12

MAINTENANCE DEPOT OPENING .................................... 12

REGISTRATION REVOKED ......................................... 13

MORE MOTOR CYCLE PARKING SPACES ..............................

KWUN TONG RESTRICTED ZONE

13

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 19: 3

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KUK PRAISED FOR KEEPING UP WITH CHANGES

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THE WORK OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK HAS DEVELOPED AND CHANGED IN THE PAST 25 YEARS SO THAT THERE ARE NOW 24 SUB-COMMITTEES DEALING WITH SUBJECTS RANGING FROM HOUSING AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES TO EDUCATION AND CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY BY THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, AT THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE 26TH TERM OF THE N. T. HEUNG YEE KUK.

RECALLING THAT HE WAS ALSO PRESENT AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE 14TH TERM OF THE KUK 25 YEARS AGO, SIR DAVID SAID: +TODAY, AFTER 25 YEARS OF CLOSE ASSOCIATION WITH THE KUK, IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO RE-AFFIRM MY INTEREST BY BEING PRESENT AT THIS INAUGURATION OF THE 26TH TERM.*

SIR DAVID SAID THE KUK, IN THE PAST 25 YEARS, HAD MAINTAINED ITS DETERMINATION TO FULFIL ITS OBJECTIVES BY REFLECTING THE NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE PEOPLE, BY WISE ADVICE AND BY ASSISTING IN THE SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN THE COURSE OF DEVELOPMENT AND BY EXPLAINING THESE DEVELOPMENTS TO THE PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES WERE SO DRAMATICALLY AFFECTED BY THEM.

+WITHOUT THIS COOPERATION, THE PROGRESS MADE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED,* HE SAID.

THE HEUNG YEE KUK ORDINANCE, HE SAID, ENACTED AT THE END OF 1959, NOT ONLY GAVE THE KUK A FORMAL AND LEGAL EXISTENCE, IT ALSO ESTABLISHED THE CHAIRMAN, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF RURAL COMMITTEES, AND SPECIAL COUNCILLORS OF THE KUK AS A SYSTEM OF REPRESENTATION FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES REACHING UPWARD FROM THE VILLAGES TO A CENTRAL BODY.

HE SAID WHEN THE 14TH TERM OF THE KUK TOOK OFFICE AND BECAME

A STATUTORY ORGANISATION IN I960, THE POPULATION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES WAS ONLY ABOUT 400 000. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER, IT IS ESTIMATED TO BE AROUND 1 837 000.

TO COPE WITH URBANISATION AND THE EXPANSION OF THE POPULATION, NEW SYSTEMS OF REPRESENTATION HAD BEEN INTRODUCED, HE SAID.

SIR DAVID SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO SEE THAT THE LONG ESTAbLISHtu ORGANISATION OF THE KUK HAD BEEN ABLE TO PLAY A PROMINENT PART IN THIS PROCESS.

+IN THE MIDST OF THESE, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHANGES, THE MEMBERSHIP OF RURAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN ON THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND CF MEMBERS OF THE KUK ON THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IS OF GREAT VALUE,* HE SAID.

SIR DAVID SAID HE HAD TAKEN NOTE OF THE CHAIRMAN, MR LAU WONG-FAT’S FRANK ADVICE ON A NUMBER OF MATTERS.

/INEVITABLY, HL........

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INEVITABLY HE SAID. THERE WERE SOME THINGS OVER WHICH THE •xUK AN” GOVCRNMENT HAD BEEN UNABLE TO mCHIEVE A COMPLETE iDENTH. 't VIEWS, CONSIDERING THE a IDE RANGE AND COMPLEXITY OF THE ISSC INVOLVED.

+a<? IN THE PAST wE WILL CONTINUE TO DISCUSS THESE ISSUES °EACH AGREEMENT AND ACT IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF HONG KONG AS WHOLE,* HE SAID.

HE NOTED THAT FEW PLACES IN THE WORLD HAD ACHIEVED SO MU .-IN SUCH A SHORT TIME IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW TOWNS AND NEw COMMUNITIES REPLACING A PREVIOUSLY RURAL ENVIRONMENT.

AS DEVELOPMENT TOOK PLACE, THERE MIGHT BE SOME PART GOVERNMENT’S ACTIVITY WHERE, BECAUSE OF THE DISTANCES INVOL ... OF BECAUSE OF THE RAPID GROWTH OF POPULATION, FACILITIES HAD NO । YET REACHED A SATISFACTORY LEVEL, HE POINTED OUT.

NEVERTHELESS, HE SAID, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, CULTURAL AN? RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, POLICE AND FIRE STATIONS ETC, WER- NO* MORE EVENLY DISTRIBUTED THAN ANY TIME IN THE PAST THROUGHOl7 WHOLE OF HONG KONG.

SIR DAVID THEN EXPRESSED THANKS TO ALL THE PAST AND ■ MEMBERS OF THE KUK WHO HAD GIVEN MUCH OF THEIR TIME IN DISCH? THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE PEOPLE WHOM THEY REPRESENTED.

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MORE NOMINATIONS COMING IN - SIR DAVID * * * *

MORE NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS ARE BEGINNING TO COME IN, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OFFICIATING AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE 26TH TERM OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL.

ASKED IF HE THOUGHT THAT THE NOMINATIONS HAD BEEN RATHER SLOW, HE SAID: +l THINK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN A BIT SLOW IN MAKING UP THEIR MINDS, BUT THEY ARE BEGINNING TO COME IN NOW.

+l THINK THERE ARE 15 ALREADY REGISTERED IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES AND SOME ARE COMING IN IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEG-.+

HE POINTED OUT THAT THERE HAD BEEN TWO NOMINATIONS IN TH: ELECTORAL COLLEGE UP TO 12 NOON AND MORE ARE COMING IN.

ASKED IF HE WAS SURPRISED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HEUNG Y:£ MR LAU WONG-FAT’S ATTACK ON THE GOVERNMENT IN HIS SPEECH AT Thl CEREMONY, SIR DAVID SAID: +MR LAU WONG-FAT AND I HAVE KNOwN ONE ANOTHER FOR OVER 20 YEARS NOW, AND WE ARE USED TO SPEAK IN-FRANKLY TO ONE ANOTHER. SO I AM ALWAYS VERY GLAD TO LISTEN T WHAT MR LAU HAS TO SAY, AND TO EXCHANGE OPINIONS WITH HIM.

/ASKED WHETHER ........

7JESDAY, AUGUST 15, 19«5

ASKED WHETHER HE WAS SYMPATHETIC TOWARDS MR LAU’S GR A .. ., S DAV D REPLIED: +’HE PARTICULAR POINTS NEED LOOKING INTO. cJT AS I SAID WE’VE HAD 25 YEARS OF THIS KIND OF EXCHANGE, -ND AS A RESULT YOU CAN SEE THE RESULTS ALL AROUND YOU IN THE NEW ■TERRITORIES OF THE HEUNG YEE KUk’S ADVICE, AND THE CAREFUL CONSIDERATION THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO IT.+

ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE KUK’S CONSTITUTION TO ENABLE IT TO APPOINT ITS OWN MEMBERS, HE SAID: ♦ I HAVE NOT HEARD THAT PARTICULAR PROPOSAL FROM THE HEUNG YEE KUK, SO I AM NOT PREPARED TO COMMENT.-

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DRAFT ORDER ON NATIONALITY CONSIDERED BY EXC * * *

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS GIVEN PRELIMINARY CONS IDER A TIOI. TO THE DRAFT ORDER IN COUNCIL ON NATIONALITY AND A GOVERNMEY; SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THERE WILL BE A PERIOD -OR Jl-CONSULTATION ON THE DRAFT ORDER.

+THE TIMING OF PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG WILL COINCIDE i“ THAT FOR PUBLICATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. THE EXACT DATlc HAVE NOT YET BEEN DECIDED BUT IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE DRAF .r.DER WILL BE PUBLISHED IN HONG KONG WELL BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR,-HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE UK GOVERNMENT WILL CONSIDER ANY CHANGES WHICH MAY EE NECESSARY FOLLOWING PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND DEBATES IN BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT.

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WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES * * * * *

AS OF TODAY (AUGUST 13) A TOTAL OF 21 PERSONS HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO STAND AS CANDIDATES IN THE FORTHCOMING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION ANNOUNCED.

CANDIDATES NOMINATED SO FAR INCLUDE THREE FOR THE TEACH I :',u FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY, TWO EACH FOR THE LABOUR, SOCIAL SERVICE LEGAL, AND ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES. ONE PERSON EACH HAS BEEN NOMINATE!. FOR THE COMMERCIAL (DIVISION I), COMMERCIAL (DIVISION II), INDUSTRIAL (DIVISION I), FINANCIAL AND MEDICAL FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES. FIVE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO STAND IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.

/COMMENTING ON

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1>, I9b5

COMMENTING ON THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR, THE R.E.i. SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT’THtRE toAS A WEcK TO GO BEFORE THE NOMINATION PERIOD ENDED AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES WERE ACTIVELY PREPARING FOR NOMINATION PAPERS TO E SUBMITTED.

THE SPOKESMAN, HOWEVER, REMINDED ALL PROSPECTIVE CANDID" THAT NOMINATIONS WOULD NOT BE RECEIVED AFTER OFFICE HOURS ON jESDAY, AUGUST 20= THEREAFTER, NOMINATED CANDIDATES WOULD > UNTIL. AUGUST 21 TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WISHED TO WITHDRAW F-THE ELECTIONS.

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FIVE LEGCO NOMINATIONS RECEIVED

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FIVE NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECT IONS MONTH WERE RECEIVED TODAY (TUESDAY), BRINGING THE TOTAL N'J’v-< RECEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS TO 21.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPEC’IV_ CANDIDATES WHOSE NOMINATION FORMS WERE RECEIVED TODAY:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. URBAN COUNCIL ELSIE ELLIOTT (ELSIE ELLIOTT TU) F 72 SCHOOL SUPERVISOR 3-393599 OR 3-422416 EXT. 11

2. HK ISLAND (WEST) LIU LIT- FOR M 54 BANKER 5-8417417

o — • HK ISLAND (EAST) MRS LAM PEGGY PEI F 57 WELFARE ADMINISTRATOR 5-722070

4. KOWLOON CITY PAO PINGWING M 38 COMMUNITY SERVICE AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT 3-620301

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION contact TEL. NO.

1. FINANCIAL DAVID M 46 BANKER 5-84232OO

KWOK-PO LI

/FOLLOWING IS

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FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATION? RECEIVED SO FAR:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NO. OF

NOMINATIONS (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS)-------------RECEIVED

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................... 1

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL fl) .......

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ...................

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ....................... 1

5. KWUN TONG (1) ..........................

6. WONG TAI SIN (1) .......................

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) ........................... 1

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) ......................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) .............

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) .............

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ............ ......

SUB-TOTAL 5

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) ........................ 1

COMMERCIAL II (1) .......................... i

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) ........................ 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) .....................

3. FINANCIAL (1) ............................... 1

4. LABOUR (?) .................................. 2

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ......................... 2

6. MEDICAL (1) ................................. 1

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7. TEACHING (1) ............................... 3

. LEGAL (1) .................................. 2

ENGINEERING, ARCH I TECT'JRAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) ............... 2

SUB-TOTAL 16

TOTAL: 21

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VOTER REGISTRATION AIMS AT THE YOUNG

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IF YOU ARE 21 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR AND WANT TO PARTICIPATE U DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS, SIG.. UP AS A VOTER DURING THE ANNUAL VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD WHICH STARTS ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 15) AND WILL LAST UNTIL OCTOBER 1.

THAT IS THE MESSAGE TO SOME 90 000 YOUNG PEOPLE WHO TURN 21 BY DECEMBER 31 THIS YEAR.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION SAID ANYONE WHO IS 21 YEARS OLD AND HAS BEEN A HONG KONG RESIDENT FOR SEVEN YEARS CAN REGISTER AS AN ELECTOR.

+0F COURSE WE ARE ALSO AIMING FOR THOSE WHO MISSED OUT ON LAST YEAR’S EXERCISE,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+T0 DATE, ABOUT 1.42 MILLION OF THE 2.9 MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS HAVE REGISTERED,* HE ADDED.

HE REMINDED REGISTERED ELECTORS WHO HAVE CHANGED THEIR ADDRESS OR ANY PARTICULARS, TO NOTIFY THE REGISTRATION OFFICER DURING THE FORTHCOMING SEVEN-WEEK VOTER REGISTRATION PERIOD.

+THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY REGISTERED ELECTORS NEED NOT REGISTER AGAIN TO AVOID DUPLICATION,* HE SAID.

ALL REGISTERED ELECTORS WILL BE ABLE TO CAST THEIR VOTES IN DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

+THE URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS WILL TAKE PLACE IN MARCH NEXT YEAR, WHILE THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD IN 1988,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR BOTH REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS AND NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS ARE OBTAINABLE FREE IN ALL DISTRICT OFFICto, POST OFFICES, IMMIGRATION OFFICES, HOUSING ESTATE OFFICES, THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION, THE HANG SENG BANK, AND ALL MUSEUMS, TOWN HALLS AND STADIUMS OPERATED BY THE URBAN SERVICES AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.

APPLICANTS SHOULD COMPLETE AND RETURN THE SELF-ADDRESSED FOn .■> TO THE REGISTRATION OFFICER DURING THE REGISTRATION PERIOD.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST

POST OFFICE JOINS ’COURTESY TO PUBLIC’ DRIVE

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THE °OST OF'ICE WAS AMONG TEN +FRONT-LINE+ GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TAKING PART IN A COURTESY DRIVE TO IMPROVE ITS SERVICE AND ALSO BRING IT EVEN CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE IT SERVED, THE ACT NG POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR DAVID LAN, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

WITH THE EXTREMELY WIDE DAILY CONTACTS WITH THE PUBLIC, HE SAID, THE POST OFFICE WAS QUITE SERIOUS TO MAKE THE DRIVE A REAL SUCCESS -- ALL MAJOR BRANCH POST OFFICES »I TH COUNTER FACILITIES ARE INVOLVED IN THE EXERCISE.

LAUNCHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH AND THE CIVIL SERVICE TRAINING CENTRE, THE DRIVE HAS BECOME A SERV ICE-.; IDE GOVERNMENT PROMOTION EFFORT.

SPEAKING AT A LUNCH MEETING 0" THE LIONS CLUB OF SOUTH KOWLOD . MF LAN SAID THAT THE SCHEME WAS UNLIKE THE ORDINARY COURTESY OR SMILE CAMPAIGN* IN WHICH MANAGEMENT DIRECTED THE STAFF ON WHAT THEY SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT DO.

IN THIS EXERCISE THERE IS ACTIVE PARTICIPATION BY THE STAFF WHO WILL BE TAKING THE INITIATIVE THEMSELVES FOR MAKING IMPROVEMENTS,* HE SAID.

THE SCHEME HAD ALSO RECEIVED THE FULL SUPPORT OF ALL THEIR STAFF UNIONS AND THIS WAS VITAL FOR ITS SUCCESS, HE ADDED.

WITH THE POST OFFICE HANDLING AN AVERAGE OF 1.5 MILLION P.. JT ,L ITEMS A DAY AND POSTAL TRAFFIC GROWING AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF EIGHT TO 10 PER CENT PER ANNUM, MR LAN SAID THAT THE POST OFFICE WAS CONSTANTLY SEEKING WAYS TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE.

AN EXAMPLE OF THIS, HE SAID, WAS THE FREE PICK-UP SERVICE INTRODUCED LAST YEAR WHEREBY SPEEDPOST ITEMS WOULD BE PICKED UP AT THE TELEPHONE REQUEST OF A CLIENT FROM HIS OFFICE OR HOME AT NO ADDITIONAL COST.

THE SERVICE, WHICH HAD BEEN EXTENDED TO COVER OVER 300 MAJJn CITIES IN 33 COUNTRIES, HAD PROVED A MOST WELCOMED FACILITY BY VARIOUS SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY AND AS A RESULT REVENUE AND TRAFFIC HAD INCREASED BY OVER 50 PER CENT ANNUALLY FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, HE SAID.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE WAS THE INTRODUCTION OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM TO STREAMLINE THE VARIOUS MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS OF THE POST OFFICE.

THIS HAD ENABLED THE DEPARTMENT TO MAINTAIN THE LARGE VOLUME CF RECORDS ASSOCIATED a I TH THE OVER 40 000 LICENCES ISSUED AND TO FACILITATE THE ISSUE AND RENEWAL OF THESE LICENCES.

MR LAN ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE POST OFFICE RECENTLY ENGAGED THE BRITISH POST OFFICE TO UNDERTAKE A CONSULTANCY STUDY ON ELECTRONIC MAIL SORTING AND A STUDY OF THE REPORT FOUND THAT Tri-+OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION* SYSTEM WOULD BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF IMPROVING EFFICIENCY AND ECONOMISING OPERATIONAL COST IN THE LONG TERM.

HE ADDED THAT FUNDS WERE BEING SOUGHT FROM THE FINANCE BRANCH FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SUCH A SYSTEM.

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HK KEEPS UP Wl 'H "OMPENSAT I ON STANDARDS * * * *

HONG KONG HAD ACHIEVED INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS IN THE - -r EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION, THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR LABO." R DARWIN CHEN, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCH MEETING OF THE ACTUARIAL ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG, HE SAID COMPREHENSIVE LEGISLATION AND STREAMLINE’ ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES HAD MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR HONG KONG TO APPLY FULLY THREE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONVENTIONS -WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION (AGRI CULTURE), EQUALITY OF TREATMENT (ACCIDENT COMPENSATION) AND WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION (OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES).

IN ADDITION, MR CHEN SAID, HONG KONG WAS ALSO ABLE TO C? PLY WITH MOST OF THE WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION (ACCIDENTS) CONVENTION.

HE SAID THAT IN HONG KONG, PROVISIONS OF COMPENSATION F'OR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY ACCIDENT OR OCCUPATlONAu. DISEASES ARISING OUT OF AND IN THE COURSE OF EMPLOYMENT WERE EMBODIED IN THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE I? GENERAL, AND IN THE PNEUMOCONIOSIS COMPENSATION ORDINANCE IN PARTICULAR.

BUT THERE WAS STILL ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE EXISTING SYSTEM, HE SAID.

FOR EXAMPLE, SOME EMPLOYEES STILL HAVE TO BRING THEIR CASES TO THE COURTS AND ARE THUS REQUIRED TO GO THROUGH A SERIES 0^ COSTLY AND TIME-CONSUMING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS,* HE SAID.

THCRE HAD ALSO BEEN COMPLAINTS FROM EMPLOYERS, WHO WERE REQUIRED TO INSURE AGAINST THEIR FULL LIABILITIES FOR COMPENSATION UNDER THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE AND FOR DAMAGES IN CIVIL LITIGATION, THAT THE PREMIA CHARGED BY SOME INSURERS WERE UNDULY HIGH, WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF NO-CLAIM REDUCTIONS.

HE SAID: + WE ARE CLOSELY MONITORING THE SITUATION AND IF NEPD ARISES, WE SHALL CONSIDER FURTHER CHANGES TO OUR SYSTEM IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE HIGHER COST EFFECTIVENESS, SPEEDIER SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS AND, PERHAPS THE MOST SIGNIFICANT, STRONGER MOTIVATION TO FOLLOW GOOD SAFETY PRACTICES IN WORKPLACES.

+PREVENTION OF INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS AND OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES MUST BE OUR PRIMARY OBJECTIVE, BUT ACCIDENTS DO OCCUR AND THE PROVISION OF AN EFFICIENT SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF A FAST-CHANGING SOCIETY SUCH AS OURS IS THEREFORE ALSO AN IMPORTANT TASK.*

MR CHEN ADDED THAT IN CARRYING OUT THE TASK SUCCESSFULLY, THE GOVERNMENT NEEDED THE SUPPORT AND ADVICE OF THE COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY FROM PROFESSIONALS WITH RELEVANT EXPERIENCE, SUCH AS MEMBERS OF THE ACTUARIAL ASSOCIATION.

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USD WARNS NOT TO TRANSPORT FOOD IN THE OPEN ******

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY WARNED FOOD MERCHANTS, TRANSPORT OPERATORS, AND DELIVERY PERSONNEL NOT TO TRANSPORT FOOD IN THE OPEN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT DURING A TWO-WEEK BLITZ WHICH ENDED LAST SATURDAY, 183 FOOD OPERATORS wERE PROSECUTED BY THE HEALTH STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR CARRYING FOOD IN THE OPEN.

+EXPOSURE OF FOOD, SUCH AS ROASTED PRODUCTS, DRESS POULTRY AND MEAT, DURING TRANSPORTATION CAN RESULT IN THE DETERIORATION OF THEIR QUALITIES BECAUSE OF THE DUST AND VERMIN WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN ATTRACTED,* HE SAID.

+UNDER THE FOOD BUSINESS BY-LAWS, OFFENDERS ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $2 OOO AND THREE MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT,* HE ADDED.

ThE SPOKESMAN ADVISED THE TRADES CONCERNED TO ENSURE THAT ALL FOOD TO BE TRANSPORTED MUST FIRST BE HYGIENICALLY WRAPPED OR PUT INTO SUITABLE CONTAINERS ADDING THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO TAKE PROSECUTION ACTION WHERE NECESSARY.

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PUBLIC WARNED NOT TO BRING IN ENDANGERED SPECIES

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) REPEATED ITS WARNING THAT IMPORTATION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES OF ANIMALS WITHOUT A VALID LICENCE WAS AN OFFENCE.

THIS WARNING FOLLOWED TWO RECENT COURT CASES IN WHICH ONE MAN WAS FINED $5 000 FOR ILLEGALLY BRINGING INTO HONG KONG A TIGER SKIN AND ANOTHER MAN WAS FINED Si 200 FOR IMPORTING TEN KESTRELS WITHOUT A VALID LICENCE.

THE IMPORTED ITEMS WERE CONFISCATED AND THE BIRDS WERE LATER RELEASED.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE MAXIMUM FINE OF $5 000 '•/AS IMPOSED ON THE FIRST OFFENDER BECAUSE OF THE DWINDLING NUMBERS OF TIGERS AND BECAUSE CERTAIN SPECIES WERE CLOSE TO EXTINCTION.

/THERE WAS ........

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THERE WAS GROWING CONCERN WORLDWIDE ABOUT THE CONSERVATION >=■ ’IGE.RS AND A NUMBER OF OTHER ENDANGERED ANIMALS.

DESPITE REPEATED APPEALS AND PUBLICITY, THE SPOKESMAN SAI?, THE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL IMPORTS OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR, THERE WERE 282 CASES, REPRESENTING A FOUR-FOLD INCREASE OVER THE E7 CASES COR THE SA"

PERIOD LAST YEAR.

IMPORTED SPtCIES INVOLVED IN THESE CASES INCI IIDFn ■ 1

OF s“ TtwTLes'Sio'CTOcoDUEs/'"’ ITEMS SUCH AS $tUFFED

THE SPOKESMAN SAID HE HOPED THAT HEAVY PENALTIES WOULD DETER PEOPLE FROM BREACHING THE LAW.

+THE ANIMALS AND PLANTS (PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES) ORDINANCE PROVIDES FOR A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000 AND SIX ■ IMPRISONMENT FOR A REPEATED OFFENCE,+'HE WARNED.

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STUDENTS COMPETE FOR *

INTER-DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP * * * * *

THE INTER-DISTRICT STUDENT TEAM CHAMPION AWARD COMPETITION HAS GENERATED KEEN COMPETITION AMONG 19 QUALIFYING TEAMS, .*< HAVE EACH SUBMITTED A SOCIAL PROJECT STUDY ABOUT THEIR OWN DISTRICT FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE FINAL ROUNDS.

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF ’85 YOUTH FESTIVAL TO COINCIDE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEA (IYY).

THE COMPETITION IS AIMED AT SELECTING THE MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENT TEAM WITH QUALITIES IN LEADERSHIP, ORGANISING ABILITY, CREATIVITY, SOCIAL KNOWLEDGE, VITALITY AND TEAM WORK.

EACH SOCIAL PROJECT PROVIDED AN INSIGHT INTO THE NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT TOGETHER WITH PROPOSALS TO SOLVE VARIOUS PROBLEM^.

ADJUDICATORS FOR ThE SOCIAL PROJECTS WERE LEGISLATIVE MRS RITA FAN? DR ANTONY YEH OF THE HONG KONG

^'VERSITY; MR RAYMOND WCNG OF TVB ; MR HO CHI-LEUNG OF

TH. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT; AND A PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY

CF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR GREG^J LEUV..

/Impressed bi .......

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1J, 1985

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^PRESBED BY THE H,GH STANDARD OF THE ENTRIES, THE ADJUDICATORS NOTED THAT EACH TEAM HAD CARRIED OUT AN IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THEIR DISTRICT’S PROBLEMS AND CONDUCTED SURVEYS BEFORE MAKING PROPOSALS.

« mCJH^mR9JnCJS’ WELL PRESENTED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, SLIDES AND SURVEY RESULTS, WERE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THEIR Sc!J^?I!yENESS’ PRACTICALITY, COST EFFECTIVENESS AND rREScNTATI ON.

THE SECOND PART OF THE FINALS IN THE COMPETITION INVOLVED BJjJGEPERFORMANCES BY EACH TEAM WHO WERE REQUIRED TO PRESENT AN ACT CENTRED AROUND THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR THEME OF +PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE+.

rr WERE GRADED ACCORDING TO THE PRESENTATION

££ THEMES, CREATIVITY, TEAM WORK AND THE USE OF SPECIAL STAGE

Cj 1 tu f O ■

-r... ADJUDICATORS FOR THIS SECTION OF THE COMPETITION WERE MR LAU

I n^PEARL CHAN AND MISS MAR 1NA LAU, ALL FROM TVB 5 MRS

SIN CHOW DICK-YEE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT- A PRINCIPAL

NFS'fanny |SawR-EmrRIi ?uch£1TY*AND NEW TERR|TORIES ADMINISTRATION, ^STHPNHnNrA^MrRAr*ncuSHneNnAn^ F,LM DIRECTORl AND MR LAW WING-FAI CF THE HONG KONG ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS.

A n...IHB/»TH*RD PART 0F THE FINAL ROUNDS IN THE COMPETITION WILL BE !ta!iV° BE HELD T0M0RR°W (WEDNESDAY) AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH

oI AD I UM.

aa> u«hoEi 0F THESE COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN COMPILED INTO

AN HOUR-LONG TV PROGRAMME WHICH WILL BE AIRED LATER THIS MONTH.

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ONE MORE BRAND OF TOXIC WINE FOUND

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THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) CONFIRMED THAT AN ADDITIONAL BRAND OF AUSTRIAN WINE HAS BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL.

THE NAME OF THE AUSTRIAN WINE IS MONCHHOFER KAISERGARTEN 1979 WEISSBURGUNDER BEERENAUSLESE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THIS BRINGS TO 18 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AUSTRIAN WINES FOUND TO CONTAIN THE TOXIC CHEMICAL. INVESTIGATIONS WERE CONTINUING TO ESTABLISH HOW MANY BOTTLES OF SUCH WINE HAVE REACHED THE MARKET.

SO FAR, THE DEPARTMENT HAD RECOVERED A TOTAL OF 3 109 BOTTLES CF VARIOUS BRANDS OF AUSTRIAN WINES WHICH WERE IDENTIFIED AS CONTAINING THE ANTI-FREEZE CHEMICAL, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, ANTI-CORRUPTION FOR DISPLAY

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A THREE-DAY EXHIBITION FOCUSING ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND CORRUPTION PREVENTION WILL BE HELD IN SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO INDUSTRIAL LIAISON COMMITTEE AND THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION, THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DAILY BETWEEN 10 AM AND 10 PM AT THE HONG KONG INDUSTRIAL CENTRE AT 489-491 CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

CHAIRMAN OF THE INDUSTRIAL LIAISON COMMITTEE, MR CHOI WAN-HOE, SAID THE EXHIBITION IS AIMED AT PROMOTING SAFETY-CONSCIOUSNESS AMONG THE 100 000 INDUSTRIALISTS AND WORKERS IN THE DISTRICT’S 7 000 FACTORIES, AND AT THE SAME TIME ENHANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ANTI-CORRUPTION WORK IN THE DISTRICT.

ON DISPLAY WILL BE A SERIES OF ILLUSTRATIONS ON THE WORK OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION, ANTI-BRIBERY LAWS AND VARIOUS ASPECTS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

QArcTv,SIT°RS WILL ALS0 BE ABLE T0 TAKE PART ,N A QU,Z 0N INDUSTRIAL OAr t I T •

the EXHIBITION WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A LUNCH-TIME CONCERT TO AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN PLAYGROUND, HING WAH STREET AT 12.30 PM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 17). PROGRAMMES OF THE DAY WILL INCLUDE POP MUSIC, DANCING PERFORMANCES AND GAMES.

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MAINTENANCE DEPOT OPENING

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S TAI PO PARKING METER MAINTENANCE DEPOT AT OLD CLERKS QUARTERS, WAN TAU KOK, WILL BE OPENED ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 15) AT 3 PM.

THE CHAIRMAN OF TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, DR STEPHEN TANG, AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, M? PETER LEEDS, WILL BE OFFICIATING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES AT THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT KOWLOON REGIONAL OFFICE, 56 DUNDAS STREET, 25TH FLOOR AT 2 PM.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED

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THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF ASIAVEST 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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MORE MOTOR CYCLE PARKING SPACES *****

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 16), A TOTAL OF 95 MOTOR CYCLE PARKING SPACES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TSIM SHA TSUI.

THEY WILL BE LOCATED AT HANOI ROAD, HANKOW ROAD, THE CANTON ROAD COACH PARK, AND THE SERVICE AREA OUTSIDE THE MANDARIN PLAZA.

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KWUN TONG RESTRICTED ZONE * * * *

THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE OF HUNG TO ROAD FROM ITS ^NOTION Jf*™ nr» l YIIFN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNC1 I UN S?LL bI DES^GnItED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY STARTING FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 16).

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGER^ AND GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE HO.

SIR DAVID INSPECTS FINAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS ............... 1

WO MORE CANDIDATES NOMINATED ................................ 2

SIX-MONTH EXTERNAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED .................. 4

COMPROMISE PROPOSED FOR HKU REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME............. 11

JOBLESS RATE + LARGELY STABLEf .............................. 12

ANOTHER CASE OF TOXIC WINE................................... 14

NO PLANS TO SHELVE REGULATIONS .............................. 14

MORE UC PROJECTS TO MEET COMMUNITY NEED...................... 15

TENANCY SOUGHT FOR CONTAINER CAR PARK ....................... 15

'BORROWED' FIRE STATION RETURNED ............................ 16

RESERVOIR FISHING LICENCES AVAILABLE ........................ 16

RETIRING 32 PRESENTED SOUVENIRS ............................. 17

OFFICES SET TO MOVE.......................................... 17

SUPPORT FOR POST OFFICE COURTESY DRIVE ...................... 18

TECHNICAL STUDENTS EXCEL IN UK EXAMS ........................ 18

NO SALT WATER

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SIR DAVID INSPECTS FINAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS *****

SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, IN HIS CAPACITY AS CHIEF SECRETARY, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION CF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH TO INSPECT THE FINAL REGISTER OF ELECTORS FOR THE COMING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

THE FINAL REGISTER WAS PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 2 AND CONTAINED THE PARTICULARS OF 433 MEMBERS OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND 46 653 ENTRIES OF ELECTORS REGISTERED IN THE 11 FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES AND ELECTORAL DIVISIONS.

THERE ARE 5 137 CORPORATE ELECTORS AND 41 516 ELECTORS WHO ARE INDIVIDUALS. ALL THESE ELECTORS ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26.

ON HAND TO RECEIVE SIR.DAVID WERE THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (ELECTORAL SERVICES), MR LEE LAP-SUN, AND THE REGISTRATION OFFICER, MR LAI KWAN-TAT. SIR DAVID WAS BRIEFED ON THE DIVISION S ROLE AND THE PREPARATIONS FOR THE COMING ELECTIONS AND ON PROGRESS MADE IN RELATION TO NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES.

ABOUT 450 CIVIL SERVANTS WILL BE RECRUITED TO MAN 50 POLLING STATIONS AND ONE CENTRAL COUNTING STATION.

UP TO THIS AFTERNOON 17 PERSONS HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO STAND AS CANDIDATES IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES BUT ONLY SIX FROM THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE HAVE HANDED IN THEIR NOMINATION PAPERS.

THE INSPECTION OF THE FINAL REGISTER BY SIR DAVID IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (ELECTORAL PROVISIONS) (REGISTRATION OF ELECTORS AND APPOINTMENT OF AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES) REGULATIONS.

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TWO MORE CANDIDATES * > X * *

NOMINATED

TwO NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT • h- WERE RECEIVED TODAY (WEDNESDAY), BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER CEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS TO 23.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPEC" Hr CANDIDATES WHOSE NOMINATION FORMS WERE RECEIVED TODAY:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1,'WONG TAI SIN LAM KUH SHING, CONRAD M 50 GENERAL PRACTITIONER (MEDICAL) 3-202121 OR 3-253030

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CCA i AC । TtL. nJ.

1. ENG INEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING TAO L1ANG-TE M 61 SENIOR RESIDENT PARTNER OF A CONSULTING MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING F IRM 5-724 7331

FOLLOWING IS A RECEIVED SO FAR:

STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS)

NO. OF NOMINATIONS RECEIVED

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ..

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1)

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1)

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COUNCIL (1) ........

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...... 1

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KwUN TONG (1) ..........................

6. wONG TAI SIN (1) .......................... 1

7. KOwLOON CITY (1) .......................... 1

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) ......................

\ SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ........................

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) .............

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) .............

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ............

SUB-TOTAL 6

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) .......................... 1

COMMERCIAL II (1) ......................... X

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) .......................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) .....................

3. FINANCIAL (1) ............................. 1

4. LABOUR (2) ................................ 2

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ....................... 2

6. MEDICAL (1) ............................... 1

7. TEACHING (1) .............................. 3

8. LEGAL (1) ................................. 2

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) .......... _ 3______

SUB-TOTAL 17

TOTAL: 23

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SIX-MONTH EXTERNAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED * * *

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1985, VALUED AT 3225 822 MILLION, SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 10 PER CENT COMPARE! 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 Y FOUR PER CENT TO 360 408 MILLION, WHILE RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 41 PER CENT TO 352 642 MILLION AND IMPORTS BY SEVEN PER CENT TO 3112 772 MILLION. DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER INCREASED BY 13 PER CENT.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S.A. DECREASED BY SIX PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY 3918 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY S658 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY 5314 MILLION OR THREE PER CENT), WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY 3113 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT) AND POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (BY 333 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO CHINA INCREASED RAPIDLY IN VALUE, PARTICULARLY OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY 3832 MILLION OR 861 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $733 MILLION OR 109 PER CENT) AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $352 MILLION OR 134 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY 3136 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT) AND FEEDING STUFF FOR ANIMALS (BY $29 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $282 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $115 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $65 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $573 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT) AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $123 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT). DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO JAPAN ALSO FELL (BY $148 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT). HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY OF METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $29 MILLION OR 50 PcR, CENT) AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $15 MILLION OR SIX PER CENT? AND IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $10 MILLION OR IP PER CENT).

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■••-VAND FOR GOODS IMPORTED FROM JAPAN INCREASED IN THE FIRST - 1«85 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. INCREASES a-4E REGISTERED FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND PRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $1 360 MILLION OR 60 < CENT), ROAD VEHICLES (INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES) (BY ..-.70 MILLION OR 62 PER CENT), OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (EY $757 MILLION OR 82 PER CENT), MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (BY $358 -LION OR 59 PER CENT), AND PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $326 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $577 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT) AND MANUFACTURES CF METAL (BY $153 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM CHINA, LARGE DECREASES WERE REGISTERED F. TEXTILES (BY $1 336 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT) AND MEAT AND MEAT^ PREPARATIONS (BY $236 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT). HOWEVER, INCREASE^ •■-RE REGISTERED FOR TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $229 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT) AND NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $142 MILLION OR 92 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S.A. WERE MOSTLY OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREJC (BY $603 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT) AND TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN ■ OOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $288 MILLION OR 62 PER CEoiT). IHE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN INORGANIC CHEMICAL.. (BY $233 MILLION OR 316 PER CENT), PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $170 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT) AND OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $142 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT;.

MEANWHILE, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED IN IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN OF TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY $783 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) AND IN IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $290 MILLION OR 181 PER CENT). HOWEVER, IMPORTS OF IRON AND STEEL FROM TAIWAN DECREASED (BY $77 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT), AS DID IMPORTS OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF FROM SINGAPORE (BY j>15' MILLION OR 23 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE GIVE IN TABLE 5. SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS T'. CHINA (BY $14 378 MILLION OR 140 PER CENT), U.S.A. (BY $1 100 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT), JAPAN (BY $491 MILLION OR 22 PER CE: i), MACAU (BY $227 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT), ITALY (BY $135 MILL I . OR 116 PER CENT), FRANCE (BY $90 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT), CAN-.-(BY $73 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $69 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS TO INDONESIA (BY ■ 51t MILLION OR 26 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (BY 3372 MILLION OR lr Hr-. AND TAIWAN (BY $191 MILLION OR EIGHT PER CENT).

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•■’OST COMMODITIES RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG EXHIBITED ST ... GROWTH, THE MORE SIGNIFICANT ONES BEING TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2 784 MILL ION OR 193 PER CENT), TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS (BY SI 655 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT), OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY 51 518 MILLION OR 158 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1 326 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT). DECREASES WERE REGISTERED IN RE-EXPORTS OF vzGETABLcs AND FRUIT (BY $138 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT), FERTILIZERS MANUFAC i U.:E_ (BY $83 MILLION OR 95 PER CENT) AND FEEDING STUFF FOR ANIMALS (i!3T INCLUDING UNMILLED CEREALS) (BY $72 MILLION OR 63 PER CENT;.

THE JUNE 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 DETAIlEu ANAuYolS CF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN JUNE 1985 WILL _ AVAILABLE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER 1P85 AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $13 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES CONCERNING SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY EE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL. NO. : 5-214375). ENQUIRIES CONCERNING TRADE STATISTICS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICo DEPARTMENT (TEL. NO. : 5-444436).

FOLLOWING ARE SIX TABLES ILLUSTRATING THE FOREGOING:

TABLE 1 : DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN-JUN 1985 ($ MN) JAN-JUN 1984 ($ MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) (S MN) PERCENTA CHANGE (%)

U.S.A. 26 125 27 927 - 1 802 - 6

CHINA 7 918 4 533 ♦ 3 385 + 75

U.K. 3 898 4 633 - 735 - 16

F.R. OF GERMANY 3 572 4 468 896 - 20

JAPAN 2 053 2 308 - 255 - 11

CANADA 1 914 2 039 124 - b

AUSTRALIA 1 585 1 731 145

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olNGArIRE 1 106 1 324 219 - 17

NETHERLANDS 970 1 088 - 117 - 11

Switzerland 815 973 - 158 - 16

TABLE 2 : DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION

C0W0D 1TY DIVISION JAN-JUN 1985 (8 MN) JAN-JUN 1934 (S MN) increase(+)/ DECREASE(-) (8 MN) PERCENTAi CHANGE (%)

ARTICLES of APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 20 025 20 981 - 956 - 5

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES (MAINLY PLASTIC TOYS AND DOLLS, JEwELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ w/ARES, AND PLASTIC ARTICLES) 9 346 9 326 * ♦ 20 + *

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES (MAINLY HOUSEHOLD TYPE APPLIANCES AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS) 5 175 5 485 • - 311 - 6

PHOTOGRAPH IC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPL IES AND OPTICAL GOODS, wATCHES AND CLOCKS 4 730 4 631 99 * 2

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JEF ICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

4 430

3 743

4 855 - 425 - J

4 014 - 271 - 7

* LESS THAN 0.5 PER CENT

TABLE 3 : IMPORTS FROM TEN MAJOR SOURCES

"AjOR SOURCE JAN-JUN 1985 (5 MN) JAN-JUN • 1984 (5 MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

JAPAN 27 644 24 553 + 3 092 + 13

CHINA 25 666 26 911 - 1 245 - 5

U.S.A. 11 585 11 559 26 - M

TA IWAN 10 664 8 001 + 2 663 + 33

SINGAPORE 5 805 5 294 + 511 + 10

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 4 630 3 369 + 1 262 + 37

U.K. 3 936 4 378 442 -

F.R. OF GERMANY 3 176 2 427 749 * 31i

ITALY 1 623 1 372 + 251 + 13

AUSTRAL 1 A 1 554 1 64? 95 - o

* LESS THAN 0.5 PER CENT

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TABLE 4 : IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY SECTION

COMMODITY SECTION JAN-JUN 1985 ($ MN) JAN-JUN 1984 ($ MN) INCREASED)/ DECREASE(-) ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%) _

MACHINERY AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT X 32 595 25 807 + 6 789 + 26

MANUFACTURED GOODS CLASSIFIED CHIEFLY BY MATERIAL (MAINLY TEXTILE PRODUCTS, DIAMONDS, IRON AND STEEL. AND PAPER) 30 374 31 458 - 1 084 - 3

MISCELLANEOUS manufactured ARTICLES (MAINLY BATCHES AND CLOCKS, ARTICLES OF . APPAREL) ■ 4 20 298 18 100 «■ 2 197 + 12

FOOD AND LIVE ANIMALS CHIEFLY FOR FOOD 9 144 9 775 - 630 - 6

CHEMICALS AND RELATED PRODUCTS 7 579 7 396 183 «• 2

MINERAL FUELS, LUBRICANTS AND RELATED MATERIALS 5 440 5 754 314 - 5

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TABLE 5 : RE-EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN-JUN 1985 ($ MN) JAN-JUN 1984 ($ mn) INCREASE^*)/ DECREASE(-) ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE _ w

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 1 713 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 6 : RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMOD ITY DIVISION

COMMODITY DIVISION JAN-JUN 1985 (S mn) JAN-JUN 1984 ($ mn) INCREASED) ($ MN) PERCENTAGE CHANGE (%)

TEXTILE YARN, FABRICS, MADE-UP ARTICLES AND RELATED PRODUCTS 7 359 5 704 + 1 655 + 29

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS

AND APPLIANCES 5 158 3 832 + 1 326 + 35

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT 4 227 1 443 1 + 2 784 +193

ARTICLES OF APPAREL AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES 3 417 3 059 + 357 + 12

MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES 3 127 2 083 + 1 134 + 54

PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS 2 699 2 315 + 385 + 17

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COMPROMISE PROPOSED FOR HKU REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME

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THE PROPOSAL

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE HAS ENDORSED A COMPROMISE

FOR THF PROVISION OF PEDESTRIAN COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE HONG KONG UNIVERSITY’S BONHAM ROAD ENTRANCE AND NEW SUILDINGo_ BEING PROVIDED AS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY REDEVELOPMENT, A COMMITTct SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE RECALLED THAT AN EARLIER SCH^^THe UNIVERSITY TCLINK^

THE BONHAM ROAD ENTRANCE AND THE c UAn pppM ccatuRED

mVFRING A VERTICAL ELEVATION OF SOME 31 METRES HAD BEEN FtATUKtD IN THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE REPORT ON THE DIRECTOR OF AUD IT o REPORT ON THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR END^L

MARCH 31, 1984.

THE COMMITTEE HAD EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT PUBLIC MONEY SHOULD BE USED FOR THE PROVISION OF ESCALATORS FOR THE BENErIT OF YOUNu AND HEALTHY STUDENTS WHO SHOULD BE CmPABLE OF WALKING AROUND THE CAMPUS WITHOUT THE NEED FOR MECHANICAL ASSISTANCE.

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THE COMMITTEE HAD RECOMMENDED THAT THE ESCALATOR PROJECT SHOULD BE DEFERRED SO THAT IT COULD BE THE SUBJECT OF A THOROUGH REVIEW.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT A REVIEW HAD NOW BEEN COMPLETED AND THAT A NUMBER OF ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS HAD BEEN CAREFULLY CONSIDERED. MEMBERS Or THE COMMITTEE HAD VISITED THE SITE AND HAD ACCEPTED THAT, IN VIEW OF ITS UNUSUAL FEATURES AND FhE NEED TO MOVE VERY LARGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS, THERE WAS A CASE FOR THE USE OF •ECHANICAL ASSISTANCE FOR LIFTING STUDENTS OVER PART OF THE DISTANCE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE COMPROMISE SCHEME HAD BEEN SUBMITTED BY THE UNIVERSITY. IT INVOLVED THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CONCRETE STAIRWAY FROM THE BONHAM ROAD ENTRANCE AT A HEIGHT OF 50 METRES TO A HEIGHT OF 64.5 METRES AND OF VERTICAL ELEVATORS TO TRAVEL THE REMAINING DISTANCES UP TO A HEIGHT OF 81 METRES.

THE CAPITAL COST OF THIS SCHEME HAD BEEN ESTIMATED AT S6.45 MILLION AS AGAINST #11.9 MILLION FOR THE ORIGINAL PROJECT. THERE WOULD THUS BE A SAVING OF OVER #5.a. MILLION.

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THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION REMAINED LARGELY A’ARl F IN THE QUARTER APRIL-JUNE 1985 WHEN COMPARED WI TH i HE qUARTcR E^l MARCHE1985, ACCORD ING TO THE. LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR £P£'jr-JUNE 1985 WAS THREE PER CENT, AS COMPARED wI TH THE RATE OF 3.3 ”P.SE,. ThE QUARTER ENDING MARCH 1985. THE PATE FOR APRIL-JUNE 1984 wA# 3 5 PER CENT. WHILST THE DECREASc OF 0.3 PERCENTAGE POIN. OVE.. TH-PREVIOUS QUARTER IS STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT, i Hl DECREASE Or

PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE YEAR IS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT --THAT IS, IT IS GREATER THAN MIGHT BE EXPECTED TO ARISE rROM SAMPLING ERROR.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE QUARTER ^D I NG JUNE 1Q85 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 78 500, AS COMPARED WITH 84 500 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MARCH 1985 AND 91 900 FOR THE SAME QUARiER OF ..,84.

1985 WAS ONE PER CENT, THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. CENT. THE DECREASE QUARTER IS MARGINALLY

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR APRIl-JUNc. AS COMPARED WITH THE RATE OF 1.3 PSP CENT FOR THE RATE for APRIL—JUNE 1P84 wAS ALSO ONE PER IN The UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE OVER THE PREVIOUS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT.

WEDNESDAY, ADGUST 14, 1985

THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JUNE 1985 WAS 27 7OO, AS COMPARED WITH 34 100 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MARCH 1985 AND 25 600 FOR APRIL-JUNE 1984.

CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION ( ILO), PERSONS WHO WORKED LESS THAN 35 HOURS A WEEK *ERE REGARDED AS UNDEREMPLOYED ONLY IF THEY WERE SEEKING MORE WORK OR WERE NOT SEEKING MORE WORK BECAUSE THEY BELIEVED MORE wORK < 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 Ik COMPARISONS OVER TIME.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS ADDED 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 AN INDICATION OF THE LATEST TREND IN THE 'UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION. THE PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) FOR MAY-JULY 1985 WAS 3.1 PER CENT, AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 1.2 PER CENT. TnE UNADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR APRIL-JUNE 1985 a AS THREE 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 14 930 HOUSEHOLDS OR 52 033 PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-INSTI TUT IuNAI 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 THOSc RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS FURTHER POINTEu UU i THAT TO CONFORM TO THE LATEST STANDARDS RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO, THE GHS DEFINITIONS OF +UNEMPLOYMENT+ <aND +UNDEREMPLOYMENT+_riAVe BEEN MODIFIED SINCE JANUARY 1985. HOWEVER, A COMPLETE CONVERSED* *ILL ONLY BE INTRODUCED IN MAY 1986 *HEN A SUFFICIENTLY LONt. stRI-o OF THP STATISTICS UNDER THE NE* DEFINITIONS IS AVAILABLE. US I .0 THE NEW DEFINITIONS THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RAF- -APRIL-JUNE 1985 WAS 2.9 PER CENT, AND HE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RAT- - ■ 1.5 PER CENT.

DETAILED ANALYSIS Or LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS IS G,vE.

IN THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL. HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WHICH IS PUBLISH-. J FOUR times A YEAR. THE NEXT REPORT COVERING THE QUARTER ENviiv-JUNE 1°85 SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AROUND SEPTEMBER !«».

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ANOTHER CASE OF TOXIC WINE

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THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) CONF IRMED THAT ONE MORE BRAND OF AUSTRIAN WINE WAS FOUND TO CONTAIN DI ETHYLENE GLYCOL, BRINGING TO 19 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AUSTRIAN WINES FOUND TO CONTAIN THE TOXIC CHEMICAL.

THE NAME OF THE AUSTRIAN WINE IS MONCHHOFER KAISERGARTEN 1977 GEWURZTRAMINER BEERENAUSLESE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT INVEST!GATIONS ARE CONTINUING TO ESTABLISH HOW MANY BOTTLES OF THE WINE HAVE REACHED THE MARKET.

cn FAR THE DEPARTMENT HAD RECOVERED A TOTAL OF 3 110 BOTTLES OF VARIOUS BRANDS OF AUSTRIAN WINES IDENTIFIED AS CONTAINING THE ANTI-FREEZE CHEMICAL, HE SAID.

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NO PLANS TO SHELVE REGULATIONS

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A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DENIED A TELEVISION NEWS REPORT THAT IF PUBLIC RESPONSE TO THE DRAFT WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (GENERAL) REGULATIONS CONTINUED TO BE DISAPPOINTING THE REGULATIONS WOULD BE +SHELVED+.

+THERE IS NO QUESTION OF THE REGULATIONS BEING DROPPED BECAUSE THE RESPONSE FROM THE PUBLIC WAS NOT AS ENTHUSIASTIC AS WE MIGHT HAVE WISHED,* SAID THE SPOKESMAN. +WE WANT TO PRESS AHEAD WITH THEM.*

THE GOVERNMENT IS ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH A SIX-WEEK CONSULTATION PERIOD AND THE RESULTS SHOULD BE KNOWN AROUND THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER.

THE SPOKESMAN SA I Ds +WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT THE REGULATIONS. BUT THERE IS NO TRUTH IN THE IMPLICATION THAT WE ARE THREATENING TO SHELVE THEM IF THE RESPONSE IS LOW.+

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MORE UC PROJECTS TO MEET COMMUNITY NEED * * * __

FIVE URBAN COUNCIL WORKS PROJECTS WERE COMPLETED LAST MONTH AT A TOTAL COST OF OVER $11 MILLION.

THEY INCLUDED SIX TENNIS COURTS AND THREE SQUASH COURTS AT MORSE PARK, KING’S PARK GARDEN EXTENSION, THE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PUBLIC TO ILET/BATHHOUSE AT WING HING STREET, NORTH POINT, AND TWO SITTING-OUT AREAS - ONE AT WAN TSUI LANE IN CHAI WAN AND THE OTHER AT MAN CHEONG STREET IN YAU MA TEI.

MEANWHILE, AS PART OF THE COUNCIL’S CONTINUOUS EFFORT TO BETTER LIFE STYLE OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, 55 CAPITAL AND MINOR WORKS PROJECTS ARE.NOW UNDER VARIOUS STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION.

THESE PROJECTS WHICH ARE ESTIMATED TO COST MORE THAN $1.1 BILLION, INCLUDE MARKET COMPLEXES, REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS, SITTING-OUT AREAS, PARKS AND GARDENS, INDOOR GAMES HALLS, PUBLIC TOILETS AND BATHHOUSES, PLAYGROUNDS, AND A SQUASH COMPLEX AT VICTORIA BARRACKS.

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TENANCY SOUGHT FOR CONTAINER CAR PARK * * * *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT TERM TENANCY OF A PARKING SITE AT SAI LAU KOK ROAD IN TSUEN WAN.

COVERING ABOUT 2 033 SQUARE METRES, THE SITE IS FOR USE AS A FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARK FOR CONTAINER TRACTORS AND TRAILERS WITHOUT CONTAINERS.

TENANCY IS FOR TWO YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON AUGUST 30.

TENDER FORM, NOTICE AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND PLAN AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT, THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

* LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG?

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON, YAU MA TECAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON; AND

* DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, TSUEN WAN, 13TH FLOOR, TSUEN wAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUIuDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES.

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’BORROWED’ FIRE STATION RETURNED K X I

THE ACTING DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF HONG KONG FIRE COMMAND. PR RAY BRUCE, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) RETURNED THE KEYS OF A FIRE STATION +BORROWED+ FROM THE RESIDENTS OF TAI 0 38 YEARS AGO.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TAI 0 RURAL COMMITTEE, MR YU YUEN-HAI, RECEIVING THE KEYS SAID THAT FOLLOWING A FIRE IN THE TOWN LOCATED AT THE WESTERN END OF LANTAU ISLAND, VILLAGERS ORGANISED A FIRE-FIGHTING SQUAD UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A FIREMAN IN 1925.

THE TAI 0 FIRE POST REMAINED IN COMMISSION DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR UNTIL VILLAGERS IN 1947 PROVIDED A BUILDING ON WING ON STREET TO BE USED AS A FIRE STATION.

WITH THE COMMISSIONING OF ITS OWN MODERN FIRE STATION COMPLEX, THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT DECIDED TO RETURN THE +BORROWED+ PREMISES TO RESIDENTS OF THE TOWN.

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RESERVOIR FISHING LICENCES AVAILABLE * * * *

HONG KONG’S RESERVOIR FISHING SEASON FOR THIS YEAR WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 1 AND RESIDENTS MAY APPLY FOR A FISHING LICENCE FROM THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT STARTING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REMINDED RESIDENTS THAT ONLY LICENCE HOLDERS WOULD BE ALLOWED TO FISH IN THE 16 RESERVOIRS OPEN FOR THE SPORT THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY UNTIL MARCH 31.

LICENCES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DEPARTMENT’S CONSUMER ENQUIRY CENTRE AT ITS HEADQUARTERS, 11TH FLOOR, LEIGHTON CENTRE, CAUSEWAY BAY; AND ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE DEPARTMENT’S MAINLAND DEPOT IN ARGYLE STREET, MONG KOK.

LICENCES WILL BE ISSUED IMMEDIATELY TO THOSE WHO APPLY IN PERSON WITH THEIR HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD AND PAY A $20 FEE.

APPLICATION CAN ALSO BE MADE BY POST GIVING THE NAME, ADDRESS, AGE AND IDENTITY CARD NUMBER OF THE APPLICANT TOGETHER WITH A CROSSED CHEQUE FOR $20 MADE PAYABLE TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT. THIS SHOULD BE SENT TO WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT, 11 TH FLOOR, LEIGHTON CENTRE, LEIGHTON' ROAD, HONG KONG, AND THE FISHING LICENCE WILL SE MAILED TO THE APPLICANT.

ANGLERS ARE REMINDED TO OBSERVE ALL THE RULES IN RESERVOIR FISHING, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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RETIRING 32 PRESENTED SOUVENIRS * * *

THIRTY-TWO STAFF MEMBERS OF THE AGRICULTURE AND Fl SHER I. 3 DEPARTMENT AND THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATIONS WILL BE RETIRING AFTER AN AVERAGE OF 27 YEARS OF SERVICE EACH.

AT A CEREMONY HELD TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR JOHN RIDDELL-SWAN, SAID THAT DURING THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE THEY HAD CONTRIBUTED TO THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF BOTH THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATIONS.

+THEY CAN NOW LOOK BACK WITH PRIDE AAD SATISFACTION ON WHAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED AND THE PART THEY HAVE PLAYED IN THIS.+

DR RIDDELL-SWAN ALSO PRESENTED SOUVENIRS TO THEM AND WISHED THEM A HAPPY RETIREMENT.

OFFICES SET TO MOVE * * * * *

THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS MOVING.

NOW AT n TAT YAN SQUARE, TUEN MUN, IT a ILL MOVE TO THE SEVENTH FLOOR OP THE TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING AT 1, TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN, ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 16) AND SATURDAY.

THE NEW OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS ON MONDAY (AUGUST IP) AND CAN BE CONTACTED BY PHONE ON 0-451184.

MEANWHILE, THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, ISLANDS, TOGETHER >. I TITHE DISTRICT SURVEY OFFICE, THE DISTRICT LANDS REGISTRY AND THE LEGAL ADVISORY SECTION OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT WILL MOVE TO HARBOUR BUILDING AT 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

THEY wILL BE ACCOMMODATED ON THE 18TH AND 19Th FLOORS rr.Or. AUGUST 21 (WEDNESDAY).

LAND ADMINISTRATION MATTERS AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL, SUCH -LEASE MODIFICATIONS, CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES, LEASE ENFORCEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL WI Lu CONTINUE TO BE HANDLED IN THE NEV. OFFICE.

MAP SALES AND SURVEY DATA INFORMATION a ILL BE AVAILABLE I THE SURVEY OFFICE ON THE 18TH CLOOR WHILE SEARCHES OF LANDS RECORDS IN T-E DISTRICT LANDS REGISTRY WILL BE RE-OPENcD ON THE FOLLOWING DAY (AUGUST 22;.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1935

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SUPPORT FOR POST OFFICE COURTESY DRIVE

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PAID A VISIT TO THE LEK YUEN ESTATE POST OFFICE IN SHA TIN IN SUPPORT OF THE SPECIAL COURTESY DRIVE UNDERTAKEN BY A NUMBER OF +FRONT-LINE+ GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

ACCOMPANIED BY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS IN SHA TIN, MR CHEUNG WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR DAVID LAN.

HE WAS TOLD THAT UNLIKE OTHER COURTESY OR SMILE CAMPAIGNS, IN THE LATEST EXERCISE STAFF WERE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN MAKING GENERAL IMPROVEMENT BY PROVIDING A COURTEOUS SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

MR CHEUNG SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO FIND THE POST OFFICE MAKING A SPECIAL EFFORT TOWARDS PROMOTING THE DRIVE.

HE SAID THAT THE PUBLIC WOULD STAND TO GAIN BY RECEIVING A VERY EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERED IN +A MORE FRIENDLY AND COOPERATIVE MANNER*.

MR LAN TOLD THE VISITORS THAT THE POST OFFICE, WITH EXTREMELY WIDE DAILY CONTACT WITH THE PUBLIC, WAS TAKING NECESSARY STEPS TO MAKE THE DRIVE A SUCCESS.

MORE THAN 3OO STAFF MEMBERS IN THE 30 POST OFFICES WITH COUNTER FACILITIES WERE INVOLVED IN THE EXERCISE, HE ADDED.

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TECHNICAL STUDENTS EXCEL IN UK EXAMS

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TwO STUDENTS FROM THE LEE WAI LEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE TOOK TOP-CLASS HONOURS IN LAST YEAR’S LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (LCCI) TWO EXAMINATIONS.

ANOTHER STUDENT FROM THE SAME INSTITUTE CAME SECOND IN ANOTHER LCCI EXAMINATION. ALL THREE ARE STUDENTS OF THE; INSTITU DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCIAL STUDIES.

MR wAN SIU-FAI WAS PLACED FIRST IN THE SCORE LIST OF THE HIGHER BUSINESS STATISTICS PADER IN THE LCCI EXAMINATION FOR SPRING 1984.

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T M'SS KW°k YUEN-YING ALSO GAINED THE HIGHEST MARKS IN THE ' JE™ °,ATE ARITHMETIC PAPER IN THE SUMMER 1984 EXAMINATION.

oAU SAU-CHING CAME SECOND IN THE INTERMEDIATE BUSINESS STATISTICS EXAMINATION FOR SPRING 1984.

ALL THREE HAVE BEEN AWARDED MEDALLIONS AND CERTIFICATES FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENT.

WAN ENROLLED FOR BUSINESS STUDIES AND THE TWO GIRLS >*cRE FROM THE CLASS OF OFFICE STUDIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCIAL STUDIES DURING THE 1983-84 ACADEMIC SESSION.

TH- “FAD OFTHE DEPARTMENT, MR C.K. YEUNG, SAID THAT THIS WAS STAT^T?r<Jl wn Id^JumJt?£NTS 0F THE ’NSTITUTE HAD EXCELLED IN IN = T TuTFS<?Tnnq^TcTu?nTnrAllAETH0UGH 0N NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TECHNICAL INSTITUTE S.UDENTS HAD BEEN AWARDED HIGH HONOURS IN ACCOUNTANCY

AND OTHER COMMERCIAL DISCIPLINES.

LEE WAI LEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE IS ONE OF FIVE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OPERATED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL PROVIDING TECHNICAL EDUCATION AT CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN LEVELS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVERS.

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NO SALT WATER * *

SUPPLY TO THE WHOLE OF KWUN TONG AND PART wILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 9.30 AM TO 3 PM ON 17) FOR MAINS WORK.

SALT WaTER OF NGAU TAU KOK SATURDAY (AUGUST

THE AFFECTED AREAS WILL KWUN TONG (LEI YUE MUN ROAD), NGAU TAU KOK AND WO LOK.

I NCLUDE THE -OUS I NG ESTATES OF KWUN TONG (TSUI PING ROAD), UPPEh

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

AMPLE TIME FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION - SIR DAVID ................. 1

11 MORE LEGCO CANDIDATES NOMINATED ............................. 2

SIR DAVID VISITS BORDER PROJECTS ............................... 4

SIR JOHN VISITS GARMENT FACTORY ................................ 5

FIRST QUARTER SHIPPING STATISTICS RELEASED ..................... 6

FACTORY WORKERS SIGN UP AS VOTERS .............................. 8

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH PILOT SCHEME STUDIED ....................... 8

BIG SHANGHAI 'WELCOME FOR YOUNG HK MJSICIANS ................... 9

RESTAURATEUR FINED FOR SELLING UNFIT FOOD ..................... 10

TAI PO PARKING METER DEPOT OPENS .............................. 10

FOCUS ON TUIN MUN SCHOOLING PROBLEM............................ 11

CERTIFICATES FOR 10 INSTITUTION STUDENTS ...................... 11

DB CONSULTED ON LAI CHI KOK DEVELOPMENT PLAN .................. 12

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TENNIS COURTS ............................ 13

MODERN AND CHINESE DANCE COURSES OFFERED ...................... 13

FRETGUP TRANSPORT INDUSTRY MANPOWER BEING STUDIED.............. 14

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE......................................... 14

TSING YI BRIDGE TRAFFIC ....................................... 15

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT

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THURSDAY, AUGUST

AMPLE TIME FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION - SIR DAVID * K * * *

THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TIME FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION C> THE DRAFT ORDER IN COUNCIL ON NATIONALITY, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT THE START OF HIS BORDER TOUR AT THE LOK MA CHAU LOOKOUT, SIR DAVID SAID THAT THE DRAFT ORDER WOULD BE PUBLISHED AS SOON AS IT HAD BEEN SHOWN TO MINISTERS IN LONDON.

♦THERE WILL BE A COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR CONSULTATION IN HONG KONG BEFORE IT IS DEBATED IN BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT AND THEN THERE WILL BE A FURTHER PERIOD BEFORE THE ORDER IS FINALLY MADE FINAL IN ABOUT SIX MONTHS AFTER THAT,* HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER A SPECIAL OFFICE WOULD BE SET UP TO COLLECT PUBLIC OPINION ON THE DRAFT ORDER, HE SAID HE THOUGHT THIS WOULD NOT BE NECESSARY AS IT WAS NOT SUCH A COMPLICATED MATTER.

SIR DAVID NOTED HOWEVER THAT IT WAS HIGHLY LIKELY THAT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WOULD WANT TO HOLD A DEBATE ON IT.

ON THE SUBJECT OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTION NOMINATIONS. HE BELIEVED THAT THERE WOULD BE AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES IN BOTH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES BY THE END OF THE NOMINATION PERIOD.

ASKED IF THERE WAS A WORRY THAT THERE COULD BE ’ONE-HORSE RACES’, SIR DAVID SAIDs +1 DON’T THINK THERE IS A WORRY. IF SOME CONSTITUENCIES DECIDED THAT THEY ARE PUTTING THE BEST CANDIDATES FORWARD WITHOUT THE NEED FOR AN ELECTION, THEN THAT IS UP TO THAT CONSTITUENCY TO DECIDE*.

ON THE DEVELOPMENT IN THE BORDER AREA, HE SAID THE PROGRESS THAT HAD BEEN MADE IN CROSS-BORDER TRANSPORT LINKS WAS REALLY QUITE REMARKABLE.

SIR DAVID ALSO BRIEFED REPORTERS ON HIS PROGRAMME FOR THE AFTERNOON WHICH COVERED THE SITE FOR THE BRIDGE ACROSS THE RIVER AT LOK MA CHAU, THE RAILWAY STATION AT LOWU, THE NEW BRIDGE AT MAN KAM TO AND THE NEW BORDER CROSSING AT SHA TAU KOK.

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11 MORE LEGCO CANDIDATES NOMINATED

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ELEVEN NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT .MONTH wERE RECEIVED TODAY (THURSDAY) BRINGING TO 34 THE TOTAL NUMBER RECEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES WHOSE NOMINATION FORMS wERE RECEIVED TODAY:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) PANG HANG- YIN M 41 MERCHANT 0-933665 OR 3-7601556

2. SOUTH KOWLOON CHAN CHAI- KEUNG JACKIE M 46 CHARTERED ENGINEER 3-947137

3. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) HO TUNG- CHING M 57 SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 0-4936311 OR 0-256345 OR 3-3733J5

4. KOWLOON CITY TANG TAI-CHUEN M 65 MERCHANT 3-7164223 OR 3-8L7808

5. KOWLOON CITY PETER CHAN CHl-KWAN M 49 PARRISTER- AT-LAW 5—233384 UR 5—230858 OR 5-252105

6. KOWLOON CITY DR DANIEL TSE CHI- WA 1 M 50 COLLEGE PRESIDENT 3-366043

7. NEw TERRITORIES (SOUTH) LAM WAI- KEUNG M 36 LAND DEVELOPER 5—9830324

8. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL LAU wONG- FAT 48 MERCHANT 0-3247r

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FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. '10.

1. LEGAL HENRY L1TTON M 51 BARFISTER 5-233425

2. INDUSTRIAL II HO YUK-WING M 53 DECORATOR 5—765366

3. SOCIAL SERVICES JOYCE SAU-HAN CHANG F 43 SOCIAL WORKER 5-237835 OR 5-242371 EXT. 269

FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NO. OF

NOMINATIONS (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS) RECEIVED

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................... 1

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) .......... 1

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ...................... 2

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................... 1

5. KWUN TONG (1) ..........................

6. wONG TAI SIN (1) ......................... 1

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) .......................... 4

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) ......................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) ................ 1

11. NEw TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) .............

12. NEw TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ............... 2

S I; B—TOTAL 14

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FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) ....................... 1

COMMERCIAL II (1) ...................... 1

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) ....................... 1

industrial II (1) ...................... 1

3. FINANCIAL (1) .............................. 1

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4. LABOUR (2) .............................

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ....................

6. MEDICAL (1) ................................ 1

", TEACHING (1) ............................... 3

8. LEGAL (1) ..............................

Q, ENGINEER•NG, ARCH I TECiURAL,

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) ..............  £______

SUB-TOTAL 20 TOTAL : 34

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SIR DAVID VISITS BORDER PROJECTS * * * *

tuc actino GOVERNOR SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, THIS AFiERNOOi* (THURSDAY) TOURED MAJOR GOVERNMENT PROJECTS ON THE dORDEk.

cio OAVin FIRST VISITED LOK MA CHAU TO INSPECT THE

VEH ICUL.AR ^BORDER CROSSING I NG BlJI THERE THE LOK M 1A CHA U

ACQUISITION.

FROM LOK MA CHAU SIR DAVID WENT TO lC w’U *HERE HE WAS

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SIR DAVID NEXT VISITED MAN KAM TO WHERE SOME 3102 MILLION IS BEING SPENT ON IMPROVEMENTS TO BORDER CONTROL FACILITIES, THE MAN KAM TO ROAD AND VEHICLE HOLDING AREAS.

SIR DAVID’S FINAL CALL WAS AT SHA TAU KOK WHERE HE WAS DIETED ON THE NEW SHA TAU KOK VEHICULAR BORDER LINK. THE LINK WAS OPENED IN MARCH THIS YEAR AND CAN HANDLE UP TO 5 000 VEHICLES A DAY.

HE WAS TOLD THAT RELATED PROJECTS STILL TO BE COMPLETED INCLUDE THE SHA TAU KOK ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, SITE FORMATION FOR PUBLIC HOUSING, A SPORTS GROUND AND THE PROVISION OF ADDITIONAL BORDER CONTROL FACILITIES.

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SIR JOHN VISITS GARMENT FACTORY *****

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, WENT TODAY TO SEE A GARMENT FACTORY IN TO KWA WAN, BEGINNING A SERIES OF VISITS HE WILL BE MAKING TO FACTORIES.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR PAUL WONG, SIR JOHN WAS WELCOMED ON ARRIVAL AT SAN’S CLOTHING FACTORY LTD. AT YUK YAT STREET, TO KWA WAN, AND SHOWN AROUND BY MR W.H. CHOU, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE FACTORY’S PARENT COMPANY - WINSOR INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION LTD - AND OTHER SENIOR EXECUTIVES.

SAN’S CLOTHING FACTORY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1963. IT PRODUCES SHIRTS, BLOUSES, JACKETS, DRESSES AND TROUSERS FOR EXPORT, UNDER FAMOUS BRAND NAMES, TO THE EEC AND THE UNITED STATES.

FACILITIES IN THE FACTORY INCLUDE A COMPUTERISED PATTERN GRADING AND MARKING SYSTEM.

WINSOR INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION RECENTLY INVESTED ABOUT 316 MILLION IN NEW MACHINERY.

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FIRST QUARTER SHIPPING STATISTICS RELEASED

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IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985, 3 016 SHIPS WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 17.6 MILLION NRT (NET REGISTERED TONNAGE) ARRIVED IN HONG KONG, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 184 IN NUMBER AND OF 5 PER CENT IN CAPACITY OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1984, ACCORDING TO THE +HONG KONG SHIPPING STATISTICS* REPORT PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE TOTAL TONNAGE OF CARGO DISCHARGED IN HONG KONG FROM INCOMING SHIPS INCREASED BY 3 PER CENT WHILST THE NUMBER OF CONTAINERS (MEASURED IN TEUS) DISCHARGED IN HONG KONG ROSE BY 15 PER CENT.

WHEN ANALYSED BY SHIP TYPE, NOTABLE INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN THE NUMBER OF CONTAINER VESSELS (+123) AND ROLL-ON/ROLL-OF. VESSELS (+58), WHILE THE NUMBER OF CONVENTIONAL CARGO VESSELS AND OIL TANKERS DROPPED (-96 AND -40 RESPECTIVELY).

INCREASES IN NUMBER WERE NOTED FOR SHIPS (+87) AND IN THE PHILIPPINES (+30), BUT THERE SINGAPOREAN SHIPS (-42). THE NUMBER OF SHIPS 10 000 DWT INCREASED (+170).

REGISTERED IN CHINA WAS A DECLINE FOR WITH CAPACITY UNDER

IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985, THERE WERE 3 027 DEPARTING SHIPS, WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 17.7 MILLION NRT, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 156 IN NUMBER AND OF 5 PER CENT IN CAPACITY OVER THE SAME QUARTER OF 1984. THE TOTAL TONNAGE OF CARGO LOADED ONTO OUTGOING SHIPS ROSE BY 13 PER CENT, AND THE NUMBER OF CONTAINERS (MEASURED IN TEUS) LOADED IN HONG KONG ALSO ROSE BY 12 PER CENT. ABOUT 69 PER CENT OF THE DEPARTING VESSELS HAD STAYED IN HONG KONG FOR LESS THAN TWO DAYS.

BASED ON INFORMATION EXTRACTED FROM OCEAN CARGO MANIFESTS, 87 PER CENT IN TERMS OF GROSS WEIGHT OF THE INWARD SEABORNE CARGU WAS IMPORTS AND 13 PER CENT WAS FOR TRANSHIPMENT. CF THE OUTWARD SEABORNE CARGO, 56 PER CENT WAS EXPORTS (INCLUDING RE-EXPORTS) AND 44 PER CENT WAS FOR TRANSHIPMENT.

THE MAJOR COUNTRIES OF LOADING FOR SEABORNE IMPORTS IN TERMS CF GROSS WEIGHT WERE JAPAN (19 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (16 PER CENT) THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA (11 PER CENT) AND CHINA (10 PER CENT AND THE MAJOR COUNTRIES OF DISCHARGE FOR SEABORNE EXPORTS WERE THE U.S.A. (20 PER CENT), CHINA (17 PER CENT) AND TAIWAN (14 PER CENT). TRANSHIPMENT CARGO WAS MAINLY LOADED IN THE U.S.A. (34 PER CENT) AND CHINA (26 PER CENT), AND TRANSHIPPED TO CHINA (19 PER CENT) AND THE U.S.A. (16 PER CENT).

/COMPARING UL

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1S$5

COMPARING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WITH THE SAME QUARTER OF 1984, ALTHOUGH INCREASES IN TONNAGE WERE NOTED FOR IMPORTS FRO MOST COUNTRIES OF LOADING, THOSE FROM CHINA AND JAPAN DECREASED BY 29 PER CENT AND 19 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. OVERALL, THE TOT-TONNAGE OF IMPORTS INCREASED BY ONE PER CENT. AMONG THE PRIM' -COMMODITIES, INCREASES IN TONNAGE WERE RECORDED IN THE IMPORTb CF CEMENT AND CEMENT CLINKER (+56 PER CENT) AND COAL, COKE AND BRIQUETTES (+31 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE NOTED FOR CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS (-27 PER CENT) AND VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (-20 PER CENT).

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE TONNAGE OF TOTAL SEABORNE EXPORTS DECREASED BY FOUR PER CENT. WHILE SEABORNE EXPORTS TO CHINA INCREASED BY 43 PER CENT, THOSE TO ALL OTHER COUNTRIES OF DISCHARGE DECREASED. AMONG THE PRINCIPAL COMMODITIES, INCREASES IN TONNAGE WERE RECORDED FOR EXPORTS OF INORGANIC CHEMICALS (+33 PER CENT) AND TOYS (+6 PER CENT), WHILE A DECREASE IN TONNAGE WAS RECORDED FOR THE EXPORTS OF METALLIFEROUS ORES AN J METAL SCRAP (-19 PER CENT).

SHIPPING STATISTICS ARE COMPILED PRIMARILY FROM GENERAL DECLARATIONS SUBMITTED TO THE MARINE DEPARTMENT BY SHIPOWNERS OR AUTHORISED SHIPPING AGENTS, AND COVER ALL OCEAN-GOING VESSELS ENTERING AND LEAVING HONG KONG, EXCLUDING YACHTS AND PLEASURE CRAFT.

PORT AND CARGO STATISTICS-ARE COMPILED FROM OCEAN CARGO MANIFESTS SUPPLIED BY SHIPPING COMPANIES OR AGENTS TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT. BECAUSE OF RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS, A SAMPLE OF ALL CONSIGNMENTS LISTED IN THE MANIFESTS IS USED FOR COMPILING THE STATISTICS. THE SAMPLING METHOD IS DESCRIBE^

IN THE EXPLANATORY NOTES OF THE REPORT.

MORE DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE +HONG KONG SHIPPING STATISTICS* REPORT FOR JANUARY TO MARCH 1985, WHICH IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFIC-BUILDlNG, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $12 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ON STATISTICS PROVIDED IN THE REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE SHIPPING STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, AT TELEPHONE NUMBERS 5-452701 AND 5-455422.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1985

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FACTORY WORKERS SIGN UP AS VOTERS

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WORKERS IN SHAM SHU I PO SIGNED UP AS THE SEVEN-WEEK VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE

TODAY (THURSDAY).

DOZENS OF FACTORY REGISTERED ELECTORS AS BEGAN IN THE DISTRICT

DURING THE REGISTRATION PERIOD, SPECIAL PUBLICITY TEAMS CF THE DISTRICT OFFICE WILL TOUR FACTORY BUILDINGS TO PUi ACROSS THE APPEAL TO POTENTIAL VOTERS AND HELP THEM TO

COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORMS.

THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 280 000 VOTERS IN SHAM SHU PO, OF WHICH 120 000 HAD REGISTERED DURING PREVIOUS REGISTRATION EXERCISES.

THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS WONG MEI-LIN SAIL PUBLICITY EFFORTS WILL BE DIRECTED AT THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS THIS YEAR AS MOST CF THE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS HAD BEEN COVERED BY THE DISTRIC OF. ■ STAFF’S DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS LAST YEAR.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH PILOT SCHEME STUDIED

*****

MEMBERS OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED KwAI SHING ESTATE TO LEARN ABOUT THE OPERATION OF A +NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH+ PILOT SCHEME.

THE VISIT WAS AIMED AT ENHANCING MEMBERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF CRIME PREVENTION OPERATIONS, SO THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO PROPOSE THE FORMATION OF NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNITS IN OTHER AREAS OF THE DISTR ICT.

THE SCHEME, WHICH HAS BEEN IN OPERATION AT KWAI SHING ESTATE FOR ONE YEAR, WAS DESIGNED TO MOBILISE RESIDENTS AGAINST CRIME.

UNDER THE SCHEME, A GROUP OF HOUSEHOLDS GOT TOGETHER AND FORMED A +NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH+ UNIT TO KEEP AN EYE ON THEIR NEIGHBOURS’ HOMES AND PROPERTY wHEN THEY ARE OUT. IF THEY SEE ANY SUSPICIOUS PERSON LOITERING IN THE AREA OR ACTUALLY COMMITTING A CRIME, THEY WILL ALERT THE POLICE.

THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE HAS PLANNED A SERIES OF CRIME PREVENTION ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR, AND TODAY’S VISIT IS THE FIRST OF ITS FUNCTIONS.

/VISITS: TO ........

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1985

VISITS TO THE K*AI CHUNG POLICE STATION, THE CRIME PREv ■ < I i BUREAU, THE NARCOTICS BUREAU, THE SCENES OF CRIME SECTION a THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE OFFICE HAVE BEEN PLANNED FOR COMMIT lie

MEMBERS.

OTHER ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CRIME PR.VL .2 SEMINAR'

FOR RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS, EXHIBITIONS uN CRIME PRcvcI.,^. SLOGAN AND POSTER DESIGN COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN PLANNED FOR tHE

COMING MONTHS.

BIG SHANGHAI WELCOME FOR YOUNG HK MUSICIANS

*****

HONG KONG’S YOUNG MUSICIANS NOW VISITING CHINA DREW CAPACITY AUDIENCES IN THEIR FIRST PERFORMANCES IN SHANGHAI.

SPEAKING FROM THAT CITY, MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR AND TOUR D IR^TOR, '■RS D?RIS J?? SAID that THE 60 YOUTHS FROM HONG KONG HAD PERFORMED BEFORE DElIGHTED AUDIENCES AT THE SHANGHAI CONCERT HALL AN-AT T _ oHANGHAI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL ROOM ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY

(AUGUST 12 AND 13).

AMONG THE AUDIENCE AT THE SHANGHAI CONCERT HALL WAS DIRECTOR OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE.

THE

Mr'TllA INTEREST IN THE TOUR BY THE 49 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YUUTh'^Hm/oJ^rI^ 11 MEMBERS OF the HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE, *AS +cXCtLLENT+, MRo HU REPORUJ.

. jc iPpPARcn TwICF ON THE SHANGHAI NEWS DEPARTMENT STATION” AND”ouR PERFORMANCES WERE WELL COVERED BY THE NEWSPAPER^, SHE SAID.

THE YOUTHS FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL. SERVICES BRANCH, ACCOMPANIED BY 10 OFFICIALS, LEFT ON AUGUST 10 TO PERFORM IN SHANGHAI AND BEIJING.

THEY LEFT SHANGHAI LAST (WEDNESDAY) IN THE NATIONALITIES CULTURAL PalACE IN HONG KONG ON MONDAY (AUGUST .9'.

NIGHT FOR TWO PERFORMANCES BEIJING AND ft ILL RETURN TO

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

RESTAURATEUR FINED FOR SELLING UNFIT FOOD

* * * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO. Y WARNED THAT ACituN «ILL BE TAKEN AGAINST FOOD ESTABLISHMENT -RATORS IN THE NON-UREAN AREAS FOR SELLING COOKED FOOD UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

THE OPErtAT,n 7 A SA KUNG RESTAUR'\T AS °ROSECUTED AND CONVICTED FOR SELLING IN JANUARY A COOaED Ch.CKEN CONTAINING tCXCESTROL, REGARDED AS HARMFUL FOR HUMANS.

HE wAS FINED $500 BY MAGISTRATE W.M. CHU AT THE SAN PO KONG MAGISTRACY RECENTLY FOR BREACHING THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND URBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR SELLING FOOD UNSUITABLE FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION WAS $2 300 AND THREE-MONTH IMPRISONMENT.

HE STRESSED THAT TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH, THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO INSPECT FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS AND TO TEST FOOD SAMPLES TAKEN FROM THESE ESTABLISHMENTS.

TAI PO PARKING METER DEPOT OPENS

*****

THE TAI PO PARKING METER MAINTENANCE DEPOT WAS OPENEDTODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CHAIRMAN OF TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, DR STEPHEN TANG, AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR PETER LEEDS.

THE DEPOT WILL MAINLY HANDLE URGENT REPAIR AND ROUTINE SERVICING OP PARKING METERS INSTALLED IL ’HE EASTERN PART OF THE NEw TERRITORIES. AT PRESENT, THERE ARE 181 METERS IN SHA TIN AND 361 IN TA I PO.

A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SM THAT THE POLICY OF THE DEPARTMENT WAS TO PROVIDE MORE ON-STREET PARKING SPACES IF TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ALLOWED AND WHERE DEMAND WAS HIGH, THE USE CF THE SPACES WOULD BE REGULATED BY METERS.

HE ADDED THAT THE DEPARTMENT WAS PLANNING TO INSTALL ANOTHER 165 PARKING METERS IN LUEN WO MARKET IN FANLING BY THE END Or THE YEAR.

A TOTAL OF 2 8a-3 PARKING METERS HAVE BtEN INSTALLED N VARIOUS NEW TOWNS IN THE NE.\ TERRITORIES.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15,

FOCUS ON TUEN MUN SCHOOLING PROBLEM

*****

A WORKING GROUP ON PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL PROVISI IN TUEN MUN, FORMED UNDER THE DISTRICT BOakD, WILL PRESENT I DETAILED REPORT AT THE DB MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) MORNING.

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE TERRITORY-WIDE DISTRIBUT'D SECONDARY

SCHOOLS TO BE COMPLETED BETWEEN 1987 AND

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD WILL PROPOSE THE FORMATION OF A WORKING GROUP TO STUDY THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING BEFORE THE BOARD FORMALLY DISCUSSES THE SUBJECT AT ITS NEXT MEETING IN OCTOBER.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS WHETHER A N_w ELECTION SHOULD BE HELD IN MARCH NEXT YEAR TO E..ECT THE BOARD’S REPRESENTATIVE MEMBER TO THE REGIONAL COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE BOARD’S SECRETARIAT ON THE NINTH FLOOR, FOO YICK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, SAN ON CIRCUIT, TUEN MUN.

A GOVERNMENT VEHICLE AM 5797 WILL LEAVE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT Q AM SHARP TO TAKE PRESS MEMBERS TO TUEN MUN.

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CERTIFICATES FOR 10 INSTITUTION STUDENTS A ji A

TEN YOUNG WOMEN WHO PASSED EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS IN ENGLISH AND TYPING WERE AWARDED CERTIFICATES AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE TAI TAM GAP CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE RECIPIENTS, AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 18, WERE PRESENTED wITH EITHER PITMAN CERTIFICATES, THE LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRIES CERTIFICATES OR BOTH, BY SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR FRANCIS WONG.

THE TEN ATTENDED THE TYPING CLASSES AND ENGLISH CLASSES WHILE AT THE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION. FIVE OF THEM HAVE SINCE BEEN DISCHARGED.

THURSDAY, AUGUST Vj, 1985

THEY SAT FOR THE ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE TYPING EXAMINATIONS AS WELL AS ELEMENTARY ENGLISH EXAMINATION AT " -E END OF LAST YEAR AND EARLY THIS YEAR.

SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY, MR WONG SAID THAT THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ALSO ORGANISED COURSES SUCH AS BOOK-KEEPING AND FOR TELECOMMUNICATION TECHNICIANS.

ON COMPLETION OF THESE COURSES, INMm.cj sAT FOR PUBlIC EXAMINATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES TO ENSURE THAT THEY RECEIVED PROPER ACCREDITATION FOR THE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING OBTAINED AT THE INSTITUTION, HE ADDED.

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DB CONSULTED ON LAI CHI KOK DEV.LOPMENT PLaN * * * * *

SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS .« l;_ BE CONSULTED ON PROPOSED LAND USAGE SET OUT IN THE DRAFT _mI CHI KOK OUTLINE ZONING PLAN AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE DRAFT PLAN COVERS A WIDE RANGE -xI ST I NG AND INTENDED JEVELOPMENTS WHICH INCLUDE VARIOUS COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SERVICES, AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TRANSPDA - „ND ENVIRONMENT IN THE AREA.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE FINDINGS OF A SURVEY ON THE DEMAND FOR STUDY ROOMS IN THE DISTRICT CONDUCTED BY A LOCAL ORGANISATION AND CONSIDER ITS PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVEMENT.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE DRAFT BILL ON THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S +LONG SERVICE GRATUITY S0HEME+, A. PROPOSED FREE LEGAL ADVICE BUREAU AND THE REVISED DIS~RI CT BOARD STANDING ORDERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

TO1-1 AR£ WELCOME T COV T E SHAM SHu I PO DISTRICT BOARD ^-TING AT 2 PM TOMORROW (FR j Y j\ THE HALL OF THE CHEUNG SH WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 55 FAT "SEUNG STREET.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TENNIS COURTS * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT TWO OF THE FOUR TENNIS COURTS AT MA TAU WAI SERVICE RESERVOIR PLAYGROUND HAVE BEEN CLOSED TEMPORARILY TO FACILITATE MAINTENANCE WORKS TO BE CARRIED OUT THERE.

ALL THE FOUR COURTS HAVE BEEN WORN OUT DUE TO NORMAL TEAR AND WEAR. IN ORDER TO MINIMISE THE INCONVENIENCE CAUSED TO THE PUBLIC, ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE TO RESURFACE TWO COURTS INITIALLY, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL. UPON COMPLETION, WORK ON THE OTHER TWO COURTS WILL BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY, HE ADDED.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO USE THE TENNIS COURTS AT THE TIN KWONG ROAD RECREATION GROUND, KOWLOON TSAI PARK, KO SHAN ROAD PARK AND JUNCTION ROAD PARK.

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MODERN AND CHINESE DANCE COURSES OFFERED * * *

A MODERN DANCE PROMOTION CAMP, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AND THE CITY CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY, WILL BE HELD AT THE LADY MACLEHOSE HOLIDAY VILLAGE ON SEPTEMBER 21 AND 22.

PROGRAMME FOR THE CAMP, AIMED AT RAISING STANDARDS, INCLUDES PRACTICAL SESSIONS ON THE BASIC SKILLS OF BALLET, MODERN DANCE AND JAZZ, DEMONSTRATIONS AND PERFORMANCES.

APPLICATION FOR THE CAMP IS OPEN TO THOSE INTERESTED IN MODERN DANCE AND ARE AGED 16 AND OVER.

FEE FOR THE CAMP, WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN 250, IS $33 PER PERSON, WITH ANOTHER $22 FOR MEALS.

MEANWHILE, THOSE WITH EXPERIENCE IN CHINESE DANCES ARE INVITED TO JOIN AN INSTRUCTORS TRAINING COURSE TO BE HELD FROM SEPTEMBER 10 TO NOVEMBER 26.

THE COURSE, ORGANISED BY THE BRANCH IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG DANCE FEDERATION, IS AIMED AT TRAINING QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS ON HOW TO TEACH CHINESE FOLK AND ETHNIC DANCES.

COURSE FEE IS $30 AND ENROLMENT IS LIMITED TO 20 PERSONS ONLY. APPLICANTS WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN AUDITION IN EARLY SEPTEMBER.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR

BOTH ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE

BRANCH’S SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES SECTION, 14TH FLOOR, RUTTONJEE HOUSE, 11 DUDDELL STREET, CENTRAL. ENQUIRIES CAN BE

MADE AT TELEPHONE 5-214416.

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FREIGHT TRANSPORT INDUSTRY MANPOWER BEING STUDIED

*****

A MANPOWER SURVEY OF THE FREIGHT TRANSPORT INDUSTRY WILL 3L' CARRIED OUT BY THE TRANSPORT AND PHYSICAL DISTRIBUTION TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL BETWEEN AUGUST 20 AND SEPTEMBER 5.

THE LATEST MANPOWER AND TRAINING DATA WILL BE COLLECTED SO THAT THE TRAINING BOARD CAN FORMULATE PLANS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY, CHAIRMAN OF THE TRAINING BOARD, MR PATRICK TSAI SAID.

THE RAPID GROWTH OF THE INDUSTRY AND THE INCREASING SOPHISTICATION OF SERVICES PROVIDED MADE IT NECESSARY FOR THc BOARD REGULARLY TO UPDATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE INDUSTRY.

HE URGED EMPLOYERS TO COOPERATE IN SUPPLYING THE NECESSARY INFORMATION.

+ALL INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND PUBLISHED ONLY AS STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO ANY ESTABLISHMENT,* HE SAID.

QUESTIONNAIRES, EXPLANATORY NOTES AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE SEA FREIGHT, AIR FREIGHT, WAREHOUSING, CARGO HANDLING TERMINALS, TRUCKING AND OTHER RELATED FREIGHT TRANSPORT ESTABLISHMENTS.

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL BE HELPING WITH THz SURVEY, AND WILL CALL ON THE ESTABLISHMENTS TO COLLECT THE QUESTIONNAIRES AND ASSIST IN COMPLETING THEM.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

*****

INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD, BETwtEN PERCIVAL STREET AND CANAL kl-u EAST IN CAUSEWAY BAY, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR L0v-._ ACCESS FROM 8 PM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 18) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING Da-■ FOR ROAD WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON INNER GLOUCESTER R£AD WILl DIVERTED TO USE PERCIVAL STREET, LOCKHART ROAD AND TONNOCHY RC«_.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1985

TSI NG Yl BRIDGE TRAFFIC * * *

FOR THREE ONE-HOUR PERIODS ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 18) AND SEPTEMBER 15, TSI NG Yl BRIDGE WILL BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC AT INTERVALS OF FIVE MINUTES ONLY. THESE ONE-HOUR PERIODS WILL START AT MIDNIGHT, 6.30 AM AND 3 PM.

THIS IS TO ENABLE CONSULTANTS TO CARRY OUT INVESTIGATIVE

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT * * *

ONE-LANE. TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE ENFORCED ON A 150-METRE SECTION OF LAM KAM ROAD NEAR CHAI KEK, FROM 3.30 PM TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE NEXT 14 WEEKS TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

A SIMILAR ONE-LANE, TWO-WAY ARRANGEMENT WILL BE ENFORCED ON A 150-METRE SECTION OF LAM KAM ROAD NEAR KADOORIE FARM AT 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY). THIS ARRANGEMENT IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR SEVEN WEEKS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE HO.

LAND COMCESSION HOLDS THIRD MEETING......................... 1

SIX LOTS TO BE SOLD ........................................ 1

GOVERNOR RETURNING.......................................... 2

AIDS TESTS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PATIENTS................... 2

FIRST QUARTER CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT FIGURES RELEASED.......... 3

FIVE MORE CANDIDATES FOR LEGCO POLL ........................ 4

APPOINTMENT OF HIGH COURT JUDGES ........................... 7

PUBLIC HOUSING CONTRACTS WORTH 343.7 MILLION SIGNED......... 8

IMPORTANCE OF STAFF WELFARE STRESSED ....................... 9

ONE MAIL DELIVERY........................................... 9

1.6 MILLION PEOPLE PATRONISE SWIMMING POOLS ................ 10

STAMPS TO FOCUS ON FLOWERS IN HONG KONG..................... 10

FURTHER JURY LIST TO BE POSTED ............................. 11

ANOTHER ADULTERATED "ZINE FOUND ............................ 11

HEALTH EXHIBITION FOR YOUTHS ............................... 12

SHA TIN TO LEARN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ....................... 12

CHANGES MADE TO DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN .................. 13

CENTRAL FLYOVER RECONSTRUCTION PROPOSED .................... 14

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN TAIKOO SHING, CAUSEWAY BAY .............. 14

RIGHT TURN BAN ............................................. 1$

TSUEN WAN WATER CUT ........................................ 16

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1985

1

LAND COMMISSION HOLDS THIRD MEETING * * * *

THE SINO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION HELD ITS THIRD MEETING ON AUGUST 15-16, 1985.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION THE TWO SIDES REACHED AGREEMENT ON LEGAL DOCUMENTS FOR THE SALE OF GOVERNMENT LAND BY PUBLIC AUCTION, PUBLIC TENDER AND BY PRIVATE TREATY; ON THE LEGAL DOCUMENT FOR EXTENDING 75-YEAR NON-RENEWABLE LEASES EXPIRING BEFORE JUNE 30, 1997 AND ON THE LEGAL DOCUMENT FOR THE MODIFICATION OF GOVERNMENT LEASE CONDITIONS.

THE TWO SIDES ALSO CONDUCTED PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS ON THE LAND DISPOSAL PROGRAMME IN THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, AND DECIDED THAT THE DISCUSSION SHOULD BE CONTINUED AT THE FOURTH MEETING TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12. THE TWO SIDES RECOGNISED THAT RESUMPTION CF THE SALE OF LAND WOULD BE CONDUCIVE TO DEVELOPMENT AND THE NORMAL OPERATION OF THE PROPERTY MARKET, AND CONFIRMED THAT THE NEXT LAND AUCTION WOULD BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 24.

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SIX LOTS TO BE SOLD * * X

DUE TO NUMEROUS PRESS ENQUIRIES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY THAT FOLLOWING THE AGREEMENT ON THE LEASE DOCUMENTATION BY THE SINO-BRITISH LAND COMMISSION, SIX LOTS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE AUCTIONED ON SEPTEMBER 24 AT THE CITY HALL.

THEY INCLUDE TWO INDUSTRIAL LOTS AT KOWLOON BAY OF 1 496 SQUARE METRES AND AT THE JUNCTION OF KUT SHING STREET AND CHEUNG LEE STREET, CHAI WAN, OF 692 SQUARE METRES; THREE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SITES AT POPLAR STREET IN TAI KOK TSUI OF 115 SQUARE METRES, TAI NAM STREET IN SHAM SHU I PO OF 83 SQUARE METRES AND AT THE JUNCTION OF PUI TO ROAD AND TUEN MUN ROAD, TUEN MUN, OF 3 552 SQUARE METRES. THE LAST SITE OF 91 SQUARE METRES IS A RESIDENTIAL SITE AT SHEK 0, HONG KONG.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 193;

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GOVERNOR RETURNING * * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL BE RETURNING TO HONG KO-IS TOMORROW (SATURDAY) FROM LEAVE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

HE WILL BE TRAVELLING ON FLIGHT CX2OO, ETA 9 AM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THERE WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY FOR GOVERNOR’S RETURN. THOSE COVERING THE EVENT AT THE AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM BY 8.10

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

COVERAGE OF THE SHOULD ASSEMBLE AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

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AIDS TESTS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE PATIENTS X * X

LABORATORY TESTS FOR ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS) WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS IN HONG KONG, THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

BEGINNING ON MONDAY (AUGUST 19), PRIVATE DOCTORS AND SUBVENTED AND PRIVATE HOSPITALS CAN SUBMIT BLOOD SPECIMENS OF PATIENTS TO GOVERNMENT LABORATORIES FOR INVESTIGATION OR DIAGNOSIS OF AIDS.

THE LABORATORY TESTS, INCLUDING THE HTLV-II I SEROLOGICAL TESTS AND TESTS FOR T-LYMPHOCYTE SUBSETS, WOULD BE CARRIED OUT AT THE VIRUS UNIT OF QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL AND THE PATHOLOGY UNIT, YAN 01 POLYCLINIC IN TUEN MUN.

THE CHARGE FOR THE HTLV-II I TEST WILL BE $220 AND THAT FOR THE T-LYMPHOCYTE SUBSETS $250.

♦WE ARE HAPPY THAT THIS AIDS TEST PROGRAMME FOR MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS IS PROCEEDING ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE AND THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO DELAY IN GETTING OUR TEST KITS SUPPLY FOR THIS PURPOSE,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID.

/all doctors .......

PILED AY, AUGUST 1o, 19*5

ALL DOCTORS HAVE BEEN NOTi-IED OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THE AIDS TESTS THROUGH PRIVATE HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL ORGANISATIONS.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT ALL REQUESTS AND RESULTS OF LABORATORY INVESTIGATIONS AND CLINICAL CONSULTATIONS WOULD BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.

THE DEPARTMENT WOULD ALSO PROVIDE, IF REQUIRED, NECESSARY .ADVICE TO DOCTORS ON MATTERS PERTAINING TO MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS SUSPECTED OF HAVING AIDS, HE ADDED.

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FIRST QUARTER CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT FIGURES RELEASED * * * *

THE TOTAL GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY ALL CONTRACTORS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985, AT $9 355 MILLION, WAS 1.6 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE PRECEDING QUARTER BUT 5.8 PER CENT ABOVE THE SAME QUARTER OF 1984, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WAS $6 259 MILLION. THIS GAVE AN INDEX OF 95.0, WHICH WAS 1.0 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND 1.3 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR. THE QUARTERLY AVERAGE OF 1982 WAS TAKEN AS 100.

AS DISTINCT FROM THE FIGURE ON CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY ALL CONTRACTORS, THE FIGURES FOR MAIN CONTRACTORS ARE FREE FROM THE EFFECT OF DOUBLE COUNTING CONSTRUCTION VALUE DUE TO THE PREVAILING SUB-CONTRACTING PRACTICE OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS AT CONSTRUCTION SITES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 AMOUNTED TO $4 832 MILLION, 5.3 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND 9.3 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR.

THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS AT OTHER MINOR WORK LOCATIONS AND ERECTED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES INCREASED BY 17.2 PER CENT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND 40.5 PER CENT OVER THE SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR. AT $1 427 MILLION, IT WAS THE HIGHEST QUARTERLY FIGURE RECORDED BY THE SURVEY TO DATE.

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THE DROP IN THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS AT SITES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WAS MAINLY ATTRIBUTED TO THE DECLINE IN THE OUTPUT VALUE OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. THE VALUE OF OUTPUT OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS IN THE FIRST QUARTER AMOUNTED TO $688 MILLION, REPRESENTING A DECREASE OF ABOUT 30 PER CENT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AS WELL AS OVER THE SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR. THE DROP WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE COMPLETION CF A FEW LARGE PROJECTS FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

THE OUTPUT LEVEL OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DECLINED SLIGHTLY BY 1.9 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 OVER THE PRECEDING QUARTER. BUT, AT $1 641 MILLION, IT STILL REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 18.6 PER CENT OVER THE SAME QUARTER LAST YEAR.

LARGELY DUE TO THE COMPLETION OF THE MAJOR PART OF THE MASS' TRANSIT RAILWAY ISLAND LINE PROJECT, THE OUTPUT OF TRANSPORT FACILITIES DROPPED TO NEW LOW OF $865 MILLION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985. THIS WAS 4.2 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND 35.4 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR.

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IS GIVEN IN THE +REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT, FIRST QUARTER 1985+ RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATIST I Co DEPARTMENT.

THE QUARTER SURVEY REPORT, AT $2 A COPY, MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT CENTRE, OR AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL. REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION MAY ALSO BE ARRANGED.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TELEPHONE 3-7224490.

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FIVE MORE CANDIDATES FOR LEGCO POLL

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FIVE NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH WERE RECEIVED TODAY (FRIDAY), BRINGING TO 39 THE TOTAL NUMBcR RECEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS.

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES WHOSE NOMINATION FORMS WERE RECEIVED TODAY:

/HLaCT0RAL_C0LL2G£

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ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. WONG TAI SIN LIU KOON-SING M 53 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER 3-280713 OR 3-220672

2. HK ISLAND (WEST) KEITH LAM HON-KEUNG M 45 MERCHANT 5-238061

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. MEDICAL LEONG CHE-HUNG M 46 MEDICAL PRACTITIONER 5-238532

2. INDUSTRIAL 1 1 NGAI SHIU- K IT M 60 INDUSTRIALIST 5-244406 OR 5—456166

3. TEACHING LUKE YIP M 50 SCHOOL principal 5-931642 OR 5-930314

FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FARi

ELECTOR COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY ^.SaT.ONS

(NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS) RECEIVED 

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................... 1

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) .......... 1

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ...................... 2

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................... 2

5. KWUN TONG (1) ..........................

6. WONG TAI SIN (1) .......................... 2

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) .......................... 4

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8. CHAM SHU I PO (1) .....................

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................... 1

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) ................ 1

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) ............

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ................ 2_______

SUB-TOTAL 16

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) .......................... 1

COMMERCIAL II (1) ......................... 1

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) .......................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) ......................... 2

3. FINANCIAL (1) ............................. 1

4. LABOUR (2) ................................ 2

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ....................... 3

6. MEDICAL (1) ............................... 2

7. TEACHING (1) .............................. 4

8. LEGAL (1) ................................. 3

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL,

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) .............. 3

SUB-TOTAL 23 TOTAL : 3$

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APPOINTMENT OF HIGH COURT JUDGES

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THE QUEEN HAS APPROVED THE APPOINTMENT OF DISTRICT JUDGE HOPKINSON AND FORMER LAW DRAFTSMAN GERALD PAUL NAZARETH, Q.C. AS JUDGES OF THE HIGH COURT.

JUDGE HOPKINSON WAS BORN IN ENGLAND IN 1924. HE WAS EDUCATED IN PEMBROKE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, OBTAINED A BACHELOR CF ARTS DEGREE IN 1948 AND A MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN 1953. HE PASSED THE BAR EXAMINATION IN 1948 AND WAS CALLED TO THE BAR BY LINCOLN’S INN IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

HE WAS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE UNTIL HE JOINED THE COLONIAL OFFICE AS LEGAL ASSISTANT IN 1950. HE SERVED AS A MAGISTRATE IN UGANDA FROM 1955 TO 1962.

HE JOINED THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT IN HONG KONG IN 1962 AS CROWN COUNSEL AND WAS PROMOTED TO SENIOR CROWN COUNSEL IN 1963.

JUDGE HOPKINSON JOINED THE JUDICIARY AS SENIOR MAGISTRATE IN 1966. TWO YEARS LATER, HE REJOINED THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CROWN COUNSEL. HE WAS PROMOTED TO PRINCIPAL CROWN COUNSEL IN 1973.

IN 1974. HE WAS APPOINTED AS A DISTRICT JUDGE AND HAS SAT AS A COMMISSIONER AND DEPUTY JUDGE OF HIGH COURT ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS IN RECENT YEARS. HE IS PRESENTLY SO SITTING.

MR NAZARETH WAS BORN IN KENYA IN 1932. HE WAS CALLED TO THE BAR BY LINCOLN’S INN IN 1962 AND WAS AWARDED THE O.B.E. IN 1975, TOOK SILK IN 1981, AND WAS AWARDED THE C.B.E. IN 1985.

HE SERVED IN KENYA BETWEEN 1954 AND 1962, WHERE HE ROSE TO THE RANK OF SENIOR CROWN COUNSEL. HE TRANSFERRED TO THE BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS PROTECTORATE IN 1963 AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL AND REMAINED IN THAT POST UNTIL 1966.

FROM 1967 TO 1972, HE WAS A VISITING FELLOW AT THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. AT THE SAME TIME HE WAS ATTORNEY GENERAL ANU LEGAL ADVISER TO THE WESTERN PACIFIC HIGH COMMISSION.

IN 1976 HE CAME TO HONG KONG AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL CROWN COUNSEL. IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR HE WAS APPOINTED PRINCIPAL CROWN COUNSEL AND IN 1979 HE WAS PROMOTED TO THE POST OF LAW DRAFTSMAN. HE HAS BEEN SITTING AS A DEPUTY JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT SINCE OCTOBER 1984.

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PUBLIC HOUSING CONTRACTS WORTH $43.7 MILLION SIGNED *****

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TODAY AWARDED 11 CONTRACTS TOTALLING 943.7 MILLION FOR A VARIETY OF WORKS INCLUDING PILING, LIFT NSTALLATION, REDEVELOPMENT AND LANDSCAPING.

SIGNED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF HOUSING (CONSTRUCTION), MR DEREK MESSLING, THE LARGEST CONTRACT, VALUED AT $24 MILLION, IS FOR FOUNDATION PILING FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF TAI WO ESTATE IN TAI PO NEW TOWN.

THE PILING WORKS WILL PAVE WAY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE 35-STOREY TRIDENT BLOCKS, A 22-STOREY SLAB BLOCK, A PRIMARY SCHOOL AND A COMMERCIAL CENTRE, AS WELL AS FOOTBRIDGE SUPPORTS.

THE FOUR RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS WILL PROVIDE A TOTAL OF 2 942 SELF-CONTAINED FLATS TO ACCOMMODATE 13 375 PEOPLE WHEN THEY ARE READY BY 1988.

PILING WORK WILL ALSO BE CARRIED OUT FOR A NEW DOMESTIC BLOCK AT KWAI FONG ESTATE AND A SECONDARY SCHOOL AT WU KING ESTATE UNDER TWO OTHER CONTRACTS WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF $6 MILLION.

IN ANOTHER CONTRACT OF $8.2 MILLION, 18 PASSENGER LIFTS WILL BE SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED ON FOUR MODERN BLOCKS AT TSUI LAM ESTATE IN JUNK BAY.

AT TAI WO HAU AND LEI CHENG UK ESTATES, 12 MORE OLD BLOCKS WILL BE DEMOLISHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY’S REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AIMED AT TRANSFORMING MARK l/lI ESTATES INTO MODERN COMMUNITIES. THE TWO DEMOLITION CONTRACTS TOTAL $1.9 MILLION.

ANOTHER THREE CONTRACTS WORTH $2.5 MILLION ARE FOR SOFT LANDSCAPING TO ADD MORE GREENERY TO SHEK LEI AND SHAN KING ESTATES AND THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE.

TOTALLING $751 318, THE REMAINING TWO 12-MONTH TERM CONTRACTS ARE FOR STRUCTURAL INVESTIGATION AND CORE DRILLING WORK ON PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

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IMPORTANCE OF STAFF WELFARE STRESSED

* * * *

STAFF WELFARE WAS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN GOOD COMPANY MANAGEMENT WHICH WOULD EVENTUALLY WORK TO THE GREATER BENEFIT OF THE COMPANY AS A WHOLE, THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, l*R DARWIN CHEN, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR CHEN SAID THIS AFTER VISITING AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY IN KWAI CHUNG.

HE WAS TOLD BY THE FACTORY’S PERSONNEL MANAGER THAT THE MANAGEMENT HAD SET UP A NON-CONTRIBUTORY PROVIDENT FUND SCHEME FOR ALL MONTHLY-PAID EMPLOYEES AND WAS CONSIDERING A RETIREMENT SCHEME FOR ALL WORKERS.

THE MANAGEMENT HAD ALSO ENGAGED A PART-TIME MEDICAL PRACTITIONER TO PROVIDE FREE CONSULTATION AND MEDICATION FOR WORKERS AT THE FACTORY FOR ONE-AND-A-HALF HOURS EACH DAY.

IN ADDITION, A FIRST-AID ROOM WITH A FULL-TIME NURSE IN ATTENDANCE HAS ALSO BEEN PROVIDED IN THE FACTORY.

OTHER WELFARE PROVIDED BY THE MANAGEMENT INCLUDED GOOD ATTENDANCE BONUS, ANNUAL BONUS, SOCIAL FUNCTIONS, ANNUAL OUTINGS, FREE TRANSPORTATION AND MEALS AT TWO CANTEENS.

i'T CHEN WAS IMPRESSED BY THE WELL-DESIGNED LAYOUT OF THE PLANT AND WITH THE MANAGEMENT’S EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN A HIGH STANDARD CF SAFETY.

THE FACTORY INCREASED ITS WORKFORCE FROM 500 WORKERS IN ARCH t<>75 TO 1 700 AT THE END OF LAST YEAR AND NOW OCCUPIED 10 FLOORS IN A 12-STOREY INDUSTRIAL BUILDING WITH AN AREA OF 15 000 SQUARE METRES.

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THERE WILL BE ONE MAIL DELIVERY NEXT SATURDAY (AUGUST 24), A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, BUT NO DELIVERY ON THE FOLLOWING MONDAY WHICH IS ALSO A HOLIDAY, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THIRTY-NINE POST OFFICES, INCLUDING THE GENERAL POST OFFICE IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON CENTRAL POST OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE IN KOWLOON, TSUEN WING STREET, SHA TIN CENTRAL AND TAI PO POST OFFICE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO NOON ON AUGUST 24.

ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 26.

DETAILS ABOUT POSTAL SERVICES ON AUGUST 24 CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE LOCAL POST OFFICE OR THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BUREAU.

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1.6 MILLION PEOPLE PATRONISE SWIMMING POOLS ******

MORE AND MORE PEOPLE HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO GET AWAY FROM THE CURRENT SUMMER HEAT IS TO TAKE A DIP IN ONE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S SWIMMING POOLS *!H ICH ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE URBAN AREA.

A TOTAL OF 1.6 MILLION PEOPLE MADE USE OF THESE SWIMMING POOLS BETWEEN MARCH WHEN THE CURRENT SWIMMING SEASON STARTED AND LAST MONTH.

AT THE SAME TIME, LIFE GUARDS AT THESE POOLS CARRIED OUT 191 SUCCESSFUL RESCUES BUT NO FATAL CASES WERE RECORDED.

APART FROM SWIMMING FOR LEISURE, 87 SWIMMING GALAS AND 128 WATER POLO GAMES ORGANISED BY SCHOOLS OR OTHER BODIES WERE HELD IN UC SWIMMING POOLS DURING THE SAME PERIOD.

THE COUNCIL AT PRESENT OPERATES 13 SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES INCLUDING THE PURPOSE-BUILT WAN CHAI TRAINING POOL AND THE RECENTLY-OPENED SHAM SHU I PO PARK SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX.

ANOTHER FIVE SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES ARE NOW IN THE PIPELINE OF THE COUNCIL, FOUR OF WHICH WILL BE BUILT IN KOWLOON AND THE OTHER ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THEY WILL BE LOCATED AT KOWLOON PARK, HAMMER HILL ROAD, HO MAN TIN, SHEK KIP MEI AND JAVA ROAD.

ALL WILL INCORPORATE THE NEWLY-DESIGNED WAVE POOLS AND WATER SLIDES THUS MAKING SWIMMING ENVIRONMENT MORE PLEASANT AND RELAXING, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL.

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STAMPS TO FOCUS ON FLOWERS IN HONG KONG * * *

+FLOWERS OF HONG KONG+ WILL BE THE THEME OF A SET OF SIX SPECIAL STAMPS TO BE ISSUED BY THE POST OFFICE ON SEPTEMBER 25.

THIS WILL BE THE SECOND SET HIGHLIGHTING FLOWERS. THE FIRST SET ON ORCHIDS IN HONG KONG WAS ISSUED ON OCTOBER 12, 1977.

THE LATEST STAMPS, IN DENOMINATIONS OF 40 CENTS, 50 CENTS, CENTS SI 30 SI.70 AND S5, WILL FEATURE SIX FLOWERS COMMON TO HONG KONG, NAMELY, MELASTOMA, CHINESE LILY, GRANTHAM’S CAMELLI A, NARCISSUS, BAUHINIA AND CHINESE NEW YEAR FLOWER, A POST OFFICt SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THE STAMPS, DESIGNED BY MR NICK JESSE, HAVE BEEN PRINTED BY BDT INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PRINTER IN IRELAND.

A SET OF SIX POSTCARDS SHOWING AN ENLARGEMENT OF EACH STAMP aILL ALSO BE ON SALE AT 81 EACH.

THESE WILL BE AVAILABLE TOGETHER WITH THE OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS AT 50 CENTS EACH FROM ALL POST OFFICES ON SEPTEMBER 11.

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FURTHER JURY LIST TO BE POSTED * * * *

A FURTHER LIST OF COMMON JURORS WILL BE POSTED ON THE NOTICE BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING AT NO. 38, QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG ON AUGUST 22, MR COLIN JAMES PERRI OR, ACTING REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT, ANNOUNCED TODAY.

THIS LIST WILL REMAIN POSTED FOR 14 DAYS WHEN ANY PERSON MAY APPLY BY NOTICE IN WRITING TO THE REGISTRAR REQUIRING THAT HIS NAME OR THE NAME OF SOME OTHER PERSON BE POSTED OR REMOVED SUCH NOTICE.

CAUSE DULY ASSIGNED IN

UPON

NAME

THE REGISTRAR SHALL IN HIS DISCRETION, POST OR REMOVE SUCH ACCORDINGLY AND SHALL, IF NECESSARY, ALTER THE LIST.

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ANOTHER ADULTERATED WINE FOUND

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THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) CONFIRMED THAT ANOTHER BRAND OF AUSTRIAN WINE HAD BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, BRINGING TO 20 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF AUSTRIAN WINES FOUND TO CONTAIN THE TOXIC CHEMICAL.

THE NAME OF THE AUSTRIAN WINE IS OSTERREICH RUSTER BEERENAUSLESE 1983 QUALITATSWEIN BESONDERER REIFE LND LESEART.


A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT INVESTIGATIONS WERE STILL CONTINUING TO ESTABLISH HOW MANY BOTTLES OF AUSTRIAN WINE BEARING THIS BRAND NAME HAD REACHED THE MARKET. SO FAR, THE CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES HAD RECOVERED A TOTAL OF 3 365 BOTTLES OF VARIOUS BRANDS OF AUSTRIAN WINES IDENTIFIED AS CONTAINING TH-ANTI-FREEZE CHEMICAL, HE SAID.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1985

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HEALTH EXHIBITION FOR YOUTHS

*****

THE ADOLESCENT HEALTH EXHIBITION, ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO AUGUST 23.

IT IS AIMED AT PROMOTING A GENERAL AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH AS WELL AS BRINGING HOME THE MESSAGE OF DEVELOPING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, ALLEN LEE, AND THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT 11 AM AT THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL.

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SHA TIN TO LEARN ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

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A ^PUBLICITY DAY+ TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON MENTAL HEALTH WILL BE HELD IN SHA TIN TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, IT IS AIMED AT STRENGTHENING LOCAL RESIDENTS’ URDERSTANDI NG OF EX-MENTAL PATIENTS AND HOW THESE PEOPLE COULD RE-INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY.

VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP DISTRIBUTE PUBLICITY LEAFLETS AT 12 SPOTS IN THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING 10 HOUSING ESTATES, STARTING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW.

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TWO COACHES WITH BANNERS AND POSTERS WILL BE TOURING THE DISTRICT FROM 2.30 PM TO 4.30 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN +PUBLICITY DAY+ ON MENTAL HEALTH TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

ONE VOLUNTEER GROUP WILL BE GATHERING AT THE SHA KOK COMMUNITY HALL, SHA KOK COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, SHA KOK ESTATE, AT 2.30 PM. A COACH WILL ALSO DEPART FROM THE SAME SPOT.

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CHANGES MADE TO DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN * * * *

THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT TSI NG Yl OUTLINE ZONING PLAN BY REPLACING TWO ♦GOVERNMENT-INST I TUT ION-COMMUNITY+ SITES WITH ♦COMMERCIAL-RES IDENTIAL+ DEVELOPMENT.

THE FIRST AMENDMENT INVOLVES A SITE OF 3 260 SQUARE METRES TO THE SOUTHEAST OF ST. PAUL’S VILLAGE WHILE THE SECOND CHANGE INVOLVES A 4 850-SQUARE-METRE SITE TO THE NORTHEAST OF TSING Yl MAIN STREET. THE SITES ARE TO BE DEVELOPED AS PART OF THE TSING Yl TOWN CENTRE.

THE AMENDED PLAN CAN BE INSPECTED AT THE TOWN PLANNING DIVISION, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD; THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE; AND THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, FOU W'AH CENTRE, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS TO THE PLAN SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY, TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, BY SEPTEMBER 5.

THE AMENDMENT PLAN IS ALSO ON SALE AT THE SURVEY DIVISION OF THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, FIFTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING AND KOwLOJ.v MAP SALES SECTION, 382 NATHAN ROAD AT $10 PER UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 PER COLOURED COPY.

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CENTRAL FLYOVER RECONSTRUCTION PROPOSED * * * *

THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO RECONSTRUCT THE HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER AND THE HARCOURT ROAD-COTTON TREE DRIVE INTERCHANGE TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

THE PROPOSED WORK WOULD ALSO INVOLVE REALIGNMENT AND WIDENING CF GROUND-LEVEL ROADS AT THE JUNCTION OF HARCOURT ROAD AND COTTON TREE DRIVE. MODIFICATIONS WOULD ALSO BE MADE TO LAMBETH WALK, MURRAY ROAD AND CHATER ROAD.

FOR THE DURATION OF THE RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD, SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED AT ADMIRALTY.

THE PLANS AND SCHEME OF THE PROJECT CAN BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFF!CES, WEST WING, 11 ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG? THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE. HONG KONG NORTH, 12TH FL6OR, HARBOUR CENTRE, HARBOUR 80*°' *0NG5 AND AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, GROUND FLOOR, 222-224 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

OBJECTIONS TO THE WORKS OR THE USE, OR BOTH, MUST BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS AT MURRAY BUILDING, 2DTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, BY OCTOBER 15.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN TAIKOO SHING, CAUSEWAY BAY * * * * *

NEW TRAFFIC MEASURES WILL BE INTRODUCED IN TAIKOO SHING AND CAUSEWAY BAY FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 19), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

IN TAIKOO SHING, URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS FOR ALL VEHICLES AT THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE LIFTED:

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE OF TAIKOO WAN ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI MOU AVENUE AND A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI FUNG AVENUE.

* TAI FUNG AVENUE BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH TAIKOO WAN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAIKOO SHING ROAD.

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* TAIKOO SHING ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI FUNG AVENUE AND A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* TAIKOO SHING ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH SHAU KEI WAN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI WING AVENUE.

* TAIKOO WAN ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI FUNG AVENUE AND A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI WING AVENUE.

* TAI WING AVENUE BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH TAIKOO WAN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* TAI WING AVENUE BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH TAIKOO SHING ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* TAIKOO SHING ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI FUNG AVENUE AND A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI WING AVENUE.

HOWEVER, A COUPLE OF ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE MADE URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 19).

THEY ARE:

* THE WESTERN KERBSIDE OF NORTHBOUND TAIKOO SHING ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH KING’S ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 55 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* THE EASTERN KERBSIDE OF SOUTHBOUND TAIKOO SHING ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH SHAU KEI WAN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 45 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

WITHIN THESE ROAD SECTIONS, NO MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY.

IN CAUSEWAY BAY, ALSO FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 19), LEE GARDEN ROAD BETWEEN KAI CHIU ROAD AND HENNESSY ROAD WILL BE REOPENED TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC. HOWEVER, A SHORT SECTION OF KAI CHIU ROAD NEAR YUN PING ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR LOCAL ACCESS.

VEHICLES ON YUN PING ROAD HEADING FOR HENNESSY ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED INTO KAI CHIU ROAD AND LEE GARDEN ROAD.

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RIGHT TURN BAN * * X

THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM TAI HANG TUNG ROAD SOUTHBOUND ONTO WOH CHAI STREET WESTBOUND AND THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM TONG YAM STREET NORTHBOUND ONTO TAI HANG TUNG ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE BANNED FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 19) TO ENHANCE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR WOH CHAI STREET ARE ADVISED TO USE TAI HANG TUNG ROAD EASTBOUND, TONG YAM STREET NORTHBOUND AND WOH CHAI STREET WESTBOUND.

TSUEN WAN WATER CUT * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL ?-SUSPENDED FROM 9 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 19) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOW I ivo DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

ALL PREMISES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE NEW TOWN, BOUNDED BY Yl DE I CHUN ROAD, LO WAI ROAD AND ROUTE TWISK INCLUDING LO WAI, SAN CHUEN, PAK TIN PA CHUEN, YUEN YUEN HOK YUEN, FU YUNG SHAN, CHUK LAM SIM YUEN, PAK TIN SAN CHUEN, SAI LAU KOK CHUEN, KWONG PAN TIN SAN CHUEN, WING WAH TERRACE, TUNG PO TO AND MA SIN PAI CHUEN WILL BE AFFECTED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ABLE CANDIDATES FROM LEGCO POLLS - SIR EDWARD ............. 1

RESIDENTS' VIEWS SOUGHT ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER............. 1

U.S. ANNOUNCES LIST OF WAIVER REQUESTS .................... 2

ADOLESCENT HEALTH EXHIBITION OPENS ........................ 3

CIVIC EDUCATION GUIDELINES TO BE INTRODUCED ............... 4

PRESS CONFERENCE TO PRESENT EXPO DESI® .................... 5

NEW ROADS PLANNED FOR TSING YI ............................ 6

FUN FAIR FOR WAN CHAI RESIDENTS ........................... 6

TALKS FOR WOULD-BE OVERSEAS STUDENTS....................... 7

NEW BRITISH POSTAL ORDERS AVAILABLE........................ 8

CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS INVITED ........................... 8

TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR FLYOVER CONSTRUCTION .................. 9

TENDERS INVITED TO PROVIDE ROLLER SKATES ................. 10

VOLUNTEERS OUT TO KEEP BEACHES CLEAN ..................... 10

ROAD CLOSURE IN TUEN MUN, HUNG HOM........................ 11

FIRING PRACTICE

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1985

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ABLE CANDIDATES

FROM LEGCO POLLS * * * X

-.SIR EDWARD

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID THIS (SATURDAY) MORNING HE WAS SURE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WOULD PRODUCE SOME ABLE CANDIDATES AND HE LOOKED FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THEM WHEN THE COUNCIL ASSEMBLED AGAIN IN THE AUTUMN.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT ON HlS RETURN FROM LONDON, SIR EDWARD SAID THE ELECTIONS WERE ATTRACTING A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST NOT ONLY IN HONG KONG BUT ALSO IN LONDON AND ELSEWHERE.

+1 COME BACK NOW AT THIS TIME IN ORDER TO BE SURE TO BE HERE FOR THE LAST STAGE OF THE ELECTORAL PROCESS WHICH WILL BE A VERY IMPORTANT ONE,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD SAID HE HAD A GOOD HOLIDAY AND HAD BEEN KEPT IN TOUCH WITH WHAT HAD BEEN GOING ON HERE BY REPORTS FROM THE CHIEF SECRETARY AND FROM PRESS SUMMARIES.

+1 WAS VERY GLAD TO SEE THAT THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP AND THE LAND COMMISSION HAD MADE A GOOD START.+

WHILE IN LONDON, SIR EDWARD SAID HE HAD TWO OR THREE OPPORTUNITIES TO TALK TO MINISTERS AND SENIOR OFFICIALS ABOUT VARIOUS HONG KONG PROBLEMS AND TO REPORT TO THEM WHAT HAD BEEN HAPPENING HERE. HE ALSO HAD TALKS WITH STAFF OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON ABOUT THEIR WORK.

SIR EDWARD WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG, AND SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, SIR ROGER LOBO.

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RESIDENTS’ VIEWS SOUGHT ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER

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WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS WILL BE CONSULTED ON THE HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING GREEN PAPER THROUGH QUESTIONNAIRES SENT OUT BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND CONSULTATION MEETINGS ORGANISED IN THE

DISTRICT.

STARTING FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 19), THE AD HOC WORKING GROUP SET

UP UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISTRIBUTE WITH THE HELP OF 200 VOLUNTARY WORKERS 100 000 SETS OF QUESTIONNAIRES TO RESIDENTS In

THE DISTRICT.

/THE QUESTIONNAIRES........

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th; OllF ST I ONNA I RES WILL BE PUT INTO MAIL BOXES OF PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS RESIDENTS “ PRIVATE BUILDINGS AND SQUATTER AREAS

FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 19) TO WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 21).

CONVENOR OF THE WORKING GROUP, MR LI YUK WAH, SA ID -.+RES1 D£is,T;> ARE REQUESTED TO FILL IN THE QUESTIONNAIRES AND RETURN THE SELF-ADDRESS ENVELOPES TO THE long TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT BEFORE AUGUST 25.

+WE HOPE TO COLLECT A WIDE SPECTRUM OF PUBLIC OPINION ON THE GREEN PAPER SO THAT A MORE REPRESENTATIVE VIEW COULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE DISTRICT BOARD.

+WE EXPECT TO PRESENT THE REPORT OF THE FINDINGS IN THE COMING DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 3,+ HE SAID.

IN ADDITION TO THE QUESTIONNAIRES, THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFF ICE HAS ORGANISED SIX CONSULTATION SESSIONS AT THE AREA COMMITTEES So MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES LEVEL TO ALLOW DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO LISTEN TO OPINIONS OF THE RESIDENTS.

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U.S. ANNOUNCES LIST OF WAIVER REQUESTS X * * *

THE U.S. GENERALISED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP) SUB-COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED IN THE AUGUST 7 FEDERAL REGISTER THE LIST OF WAIVER REQUESTS WHICH HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR CONSIDERATIONS IN THE GENERAL REVIEW OF THE U.S. GSP SCHEME.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (SATURDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT IN RESPONSE TO INVITATION, HONG KONG SUBMITTED TO THE U.S. AUTHORITIES IN MAY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, A LIST OF PRODUCTS REQUESTING FOR WAIVER FROM THE 50 PER CENT COMPETITIVE NEED LIMITS OF THE U.S. GSP.

♦AMONG THE WAIVER REQUESTS ACCEPTED FOR THE REVIEW, 41 PRODUCTS ARE OF HONG KONG’S CONCERN,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE FEDERAL REGISTER ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT AS PART OF THE GENERAL REVIEW, A PUBLIC HEARING WOULD BE HELD IN OCTOBER 21-25 TO CONSIDER THE WAIVER, THE SPECIFIC BENEFICIARY PRODUCTS AND THEIR COMPETITIVENESS AND THE DETERMINATIONS REGARDING LIKE OR DIRECTLY COMPETITIVE ARTICLES.

/♦LOCAL MANUFAOTUHEhtS.........

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1985

+LOCAL MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS ARE REQUESTED TO GIVE THEIR COMMENTS ON THE WAIVER REQUESTS. SUBMISSIONS CAN BE SENT EITHER TO THE TRADE DEPARTMENT OR DIRECT TO THE U.S. GSP SUB-COMMITTEE BEFORE OCTOBER 1.

THE

+BEFORE EXERCISING HIS WAIVER AUTHORITY,

U.S. PRESIDENT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE*INTO ACCOUNT THE ANTICIPATED IMPACT OF SUCH ACTION ON U.S. PRODUCERS OF LIKE OR DIRECTLY COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS THE GENERAL LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE BENEFICIARY COUNTRY, ITS COMPETITIVENESS IN RESPECT TO THE PRODUCT AND THE TRADE PRACTICES

OF THE COUNTRY,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+WHETHER THE 41 PRODUCTS OF HONG KONG WILL BE GRANTED WAIVER DEPENDS ON THE OUTCOME OF THE GENERAL REVIEW, WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY JANUARY 4, 1987 AND TAKE EFFECT ON JULY 1, 1987.+

DETAILS OF THE GSP REVIEW AND LIST OF THE WAIVER REQUESTS IN RESPECT OF HONG KONG ACCEPTED FOR THE REVIEW ARE CONTAINED IN A COMMERCIAL INFORMATION CIRCULAR ISSUED TODAY (SATURDAY).

COPIES OF THE CIRCULAR ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE MORTH AMERICA DIVISION OF THE TRADE DEPARTMENT, 14TH FLOOR, OCEAN

CENTRE, KOWLOON.

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ADOLESCENT HEALTH EXHIBITION OPENS *****

ADEQUATE COUNSELLING AND GUIDANCE TO ADOLESCENTS ON THE CHALLENGES THEY FACED WERE VITAL, UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILS, MR ALLEN LEE, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE ADOLESCENT HEALTH EXHIBITION ORGAINSED BY THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, MR LEE SAID THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WERE FULL OF ENERGY AND AT THE PEAK OF PHYSICAL FITNESS, AND WERE ALSO CURIOUS, INNOVATIVE, ADVENTUROUS AND FEARLESS OF HARDSHIP.

HE SAID THAT SUCH QUALITIES COULD BE AN IMMENSE BUILDING FORCE IN SOCIETY IF CHANNELLED TOWARDS HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.

+ IT IS VITAL, THEREFORE, THAT ADOLESCENTS BE PROVIDED WITH ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL THE CHALLENGES THEY FACE, AS WELL AS ADEQUATE COUNSELLING AND GUIDANCE DURING THIS IMPORTANT PERIOD IN LIFE,* HE SAID.

/SHARDiG HIS........

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1985

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SHARING HIS VIEW, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES (MEDICAL SERVICES), DR RUDY KHOO, SAID THAT HEALTH EDUCATION WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE ADOLESCENCE WAS A PERIOD OF IMMENSE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CHANGES DURING WHICH BEHAVIORAL PATTERNS WERE FORMED.

APPROPRIATE HEALTH EDUCATION DID NOT ONLY PREPARE YOUTHS FOR BETTER ADJUSTMENT DURING THIS TRANSITION PERIOD BUT ALSO LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, HE SAID.

DR KHOO REMINDED YOUTHS THAT ALTHOUGH THEY HAD A GREAT POTENTIAL FOR HEALTH AS ILLUSTRATED IN THE EXHIBITION DISPLAYS, THEY HAD TO LEARN ABOUT MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE AND DECISION.

THE EXHIBITION, WHICH LASTS FOR SEVEN DAYS AT THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL, FEATURES VARIOUS SUBJECTS INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH, EXERCISE, DRUG SMOKING AND SEX EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

IT IS AIMED AT AROUSING AN AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTH AND PROMOTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AMONG ADOLESCENTS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN VISIT THE EXHIBITION WHICH IS OPEN DAILY FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM.

VISITORS CAN PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS COMPUTER GAMES AND A WRITE-UP COMPETITION AND SOUVENIRS AND PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED. -REE T-SHIRT PRINTING IS ALSO AVAILABLE TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

TO COINCIDE WITH THE EXHIBITION, SEMINARS AND SLIDE AND FILM DHOWS ON VARIOUS HEALTH THEMES COR ADOLESCENTS WILL ALSO BE HELD IN THE HIGH BLOCK RECITAL HALL DURING THE WEEK.

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CIVIC EDUCATION GUIDELINES TO BE INTRODUCED

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THE +GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS+, COMPILED BY THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS NEXT WEEK.

THE SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (SCHOOLS AND SERVICES), MR T.L. LAM, WILL BE INTRODUCING THE GUIDELINES AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY (AUGUST 19) AT 3.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THIRD FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1985

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ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS), DR Y.F. KONG, THE DEPUTY CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS (CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT), MR C.L. HO, AND THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (ECONOMICS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, RtLIGIOUS AND ETHICAL EDUCATION), MR M.P. LUK.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. COPIES OF THE GUIDELINtS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PERUSAL BY MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES AT 3 PM.

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PRESS CONFERENCE TO PRESENT EXPO DESIGN * * * *

pop-cc CONFERENCE TO PRESENT THE DESIGN AND THE DESIGNER PAVILION AT EXPO ’86 IN VANCOUVER WILL BE HELD ,, MONDAY (AUGUST n) A? 3 PM AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, 'R ADOLF HSU WHO IS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EXPO ’86 CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, WILL CHAIR THE CONFERENCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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NEW ROADS PLANNED FOR TSI NG Yl * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING TO CONSTRUCT A SERIES OF ROADS IN NORTHEAST TSI NG Yl TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROPOSED FOR THE AREA.

WORK WILL ALSO INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE SYSTEM AND THE REMOVAL OR RELOCATION OF SOME EXISTING PUBLIC UTILITY FACILITIES.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME MAY BE SEEN ATs

X THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFNICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG;

X THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, 1OTH FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES;

X THE KWAI CHUNG SUB-DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG, NEW TERRITORIES; AND

X THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, TSI NG Yl SUB-OFFICE, 113 CHING WAI HOUSE, CHEUNG CHING ESTATE, TSING Yl, NEW TERRITORIES.

OBJECTIONS TO THE WORKS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY OCTOBER 15.

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FUN FAIR FOR WAN CHAI RESIDENTS X * X * X

WAN CHAI RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO AN AFTERNOON OF FUN TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT A FUN FAIR ORGANISED BY THE BAPTIST 01 KWAN SOCIAL SERVICE AT THE TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL.

THE FAIR, SUBSIDISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD, WILL FEATURE GAMES AND FOOD STALLS, AND THE SALE OF HANDICRAFT ORGANISED BY VARIOUS SOCIAL ORGANISATIONS, SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES IN THE DISTRICT.

/THE 7ZAK.......

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1985

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THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA; WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY LAM; EASTERN-WAN CHAI DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, MR MUI KAN KIT; AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE, DR DANIEL TSE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE

OPENING CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE FUN FAIR FOR THE WAN CHAI COMMUNITY AT 2 PM TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL, 5 Ol KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI.

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TALKS FOR WOULD-BE OVERSEAS STUDENTS * * * *

STUDENTS INTENDING TO STUDY OVERSEAS WILL BE ABLE TO BENEFIT FROM TWO TALKS ORGANISED BY THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR NEXT WEEK.

STUDENT CONSULTANTS, MR LYON LEE AND MR SUEZ CHU, WILL BE EXPLAINING THE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS INTO UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND NORTH AMERICA. THEY WILL ALSO BE GIVING ADVICE ON OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION.

SLIDES AND PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE USED TO SUPPLEMENT THEIR TALKS IN CANTONESE AND THEY WILL THEN ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THOSE IN ATTENDANCE.

THE FIRST TALK WILL BE HELD AT 3.30 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 22) AT THE YUEN LONG PUBLIC LIBRARY, FIRST FLOOR, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, SAU FU STREET, YUEN LONG. THE SECOND TALK, ALSO AT 3.30 Pl*, WILL TAKE PLACE THE FOLLOWING DAY AT THE SOUTH KWAI CHUNG PUBLIC LIBRARY, FOURTH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

THE TALKS ARE ORGANISED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR ACTIVITIES. THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSION CHARGES.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1985

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NEW BRITISH POSTAL ORDERS AVAILABLE * * * * *

THE POST OFFICE WILL BE INTRODUCING -------------------------- " SIX TO

POSTAL ORDERS IN DENOMINATIONS OF

THE COLOUR AND DESIGN OF THE THOSE OF THE EXISTING TWO TO FIVE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

FROM SEPTEMBER 2 BRITISH NINE POUNDS STERLING.

FOUR NEW ORDERS ARE THE SAME AS POUND ORDERS, A POST OFFICE

THE CURRENT RANGE OF BRITISH

THE CURRENT RANGE OF BRITISH POSTAL ORDERS AVAILABLE AT ALL POST OFFICES ARE 25 PENCE, 50 PENCE, 75 PENCE, ONE POUND, TWO POUNDS, THREE POUNDS, FOUR POUNDS, FIVE POUNDS AND TEN POUNDS STERLING.

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CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS INVITED

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TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR A NUMBER OF CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS IN TUEN MUN NEW TOWN.

TH- WORKS WILL INVOLVE THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO DUAL CARRIAGEWAY ROADS, TWO SINGLE CARRIAGEWAY ROADS, AND FOUR FOOTBRIDGES NEAR .EUNG TIN HOUSING ESTATE NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THEY WILL PROVIDE VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO THE ESTATE AND OTHER RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

THERE WILL ALSO BE STREET FACILITIES, AND TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIAN AIDS.

OTHER WORKS WILL INCLUDE SLOPE WORKS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS AND PAVEMENTS.

A NEW BRIDGE ACROSS THE TUEN MUN NULLAH NEAR THE EXISTING ROAD BRIDGE AT PUI TO ROAD WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO ENABLE THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT VEHICLES TO CROSS.

IN ADDITION, THE SITE FORMATION WORK FOR A SCHOOL CHILDREN’S CLINIC TO THE NORTH-WEST OF TUEN MUN SAN HUI WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT.

THE WORK, TO BE CARRIED OUT FOR THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, IS EXPECTED TO START AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND WILL TAKE ABOUT 20 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR FLYOVER CONSTRUCTION

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TAIKOO SHING ROAD BETWEEN TAI wI NG AVENUE AND SHAU KEI WAN ROAD ..'ILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM DAILY STARTING MONDAY (AUGUST 19) TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FLYOVER LINKING KORNHILL AND THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR (IEC).

DURING THE CLOSURE, WHICH WILL LAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2, A NUMBER 2F TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS WILL BE INTRODUCED. THESE ARE:

* VEHICLES FROM NORTH POINT AND SHAU KEI wAN WILL HAVE TO ENTER OR LEAVE TAIKOO SHING BY WAY OF THE IEC.

* VEHICLES FROM QUARRY BAY SHOULD ENTER OR LEAVE TAIKOO SHING VIA KING’S ROAD AND WESTLANDS ROAD.

* VEHICLES FROM SAI WAN HO SHOULD ENTER TAIKOO SHING VIA KING’S ROAD AND WESTLANDS ROAD, AND LEAVE VIA THE IEC, THE SHAU KEI WAN INTERCHANGE, NAM ON LANE AND SHAU KEI WAN ROAD.

* BUSES ON CMB ROUTE NO. 21 BOUND FOR TAIKOO SHING WILL BYPASS QUARRY BAY AND PROCEED TO TAIKOO SHING VIA THE HEALTHY STREET INTERCHANGE AND THE IEC; WHILE ON WESTBOUND JOURNEYS, BUSES WILL LEAVE TAIKOO SHING VIA WESTLANDS ROAD.

* THE TERMINUS FOR CMB ROUTE 83 IN TAIKOO SHING wILL BE RELOCATED TO YAU MAN STREET IN QUARRY BAY. THE SERVICE ILu BE REROUTED VIA KING’S ROAD, GREIG ROAD AND YAU MAN STREET.

* THE SATURDAY SERVICE AND THE MORNING SERVICE OF CMB ROUTE 720 AND 781 AFTER 10 AM AND THE SUNDAY SERVICE OF ROUTE 780 WILL BYPASS TAIKOO SHING AND WILL BE DIVERTS' VIA THE IEC ON JOURNEYS TO AND FROM SAI WAN HO.

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iENDERS INVITED TO PROVIDE ROLLER SKATES * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING TENDERS TO PROVIDE ROLLER SKATES RENTAL SERVICE AT MORSE PARK IN KOWLOON.

SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL OPERATE THE RENTAL SERVICE FOR THREE YEARS STARTING FROM OCTOBER 15.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE (ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE), SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 692 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST, KOWLOON.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE AND PLACED BY HAND IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER, 12TH FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), ICE HOUSE STREET, BEFORE 9 A.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1985. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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VOLUNTEERS OUT TO KEEP BEACHES CLEAN

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MORE THAN 4-00 AUXILIARY LITTER WARDENS WILL BE OUT IN FORCE TOMORROW (SUNDAY), PATROLLING FOUR URBAN AND THREE NEW TERRITORIES BEACHES.

THEY WILL BE CARRYING OUT THEIR DUTIES IN REPULSE BAY, SHEK 0, DEEP WATER BAY, STANLEY ON HONG KONG ISLAND, CAFETERIA OLD AND NEW BEACHES IN TUEN MUN AND TUNG WAN ON CHEUNG CHAU.

CONTINGENTS FROM THE LEE WAI LEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SHEK 0 AND STANLEY MAIN BEACH WHILE STUDENTS OF THE MORRISON HILL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WILL BE ASSIGNED TO CAFETERIA OLD BEACH AND TUNG WAN.

REPULSE BAY, DEEP WATER BAY AND CAFETERIA NEW BEACH WILL BE COVERED BY GROUPS FROM THE HAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE.

THESE VOLUNTEER WORKERS WILL BE ON DUTY FROM 9 AM TO 3.30 PM DURING WHICH THEY WILL BE BUSY PERSUADING POTENTIAL LITTERBUGS ON THE BEACH TO PUT THEIR +LAP SAP+ IN THE BIN.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN TUEN MUN, HUNG HOM * * * * *

SLIP ROAD ROAD WESTBOUND (AUGUST 20) TO

C LINKING TUEN MUN ROAD NORTHBOUND AND WONG CHU IN TUEN MUN WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8 AM ON TUESDAY 8 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 21) TO FACILITATE

CONSTRUCTION WORK.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR SOUTHWEST TUEN MUN ARE ADVISED TO USE ROAD D8 AND TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD.

THE SAME PRACTICE WILL BE REPEATED FROM 8 AM ON SEPTEMBER 2 FOR 24 HOURS.

MEANWHILE

ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 20)

MARSH STREET IN HUNG HOM WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8 AM - *") FOR THREE DAYS TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING

WORKS.

MOTORISTS WILL BE AND GILLIES AVENUE.

DIVERTED TO USE MING ON STREET,

BAKER STREET

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SERVICE ROAD JOINING CHEUNG CAD AND =OPLAR STREET, OFF THE CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, CLOSED from 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 20) FOR ABOUT ONE " FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION.

SHA WAN WILL BE MONTH

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FIRING PRACTICE * * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLc 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 10 AM TO 4 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 19), FROM 9 AM TO 4 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 20) AND FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM ON WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (AUGUST 21, 22 AND 23).

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

1983 BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE SURVEY RESULTS OUT .. 1

CHILDREN EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTION STRESSED ..................... 3

SUGGESTIONS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS SOUGHT..................... 3

RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS ........................ 4

QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED ................... 5

JOBS FOUND FOR 600 REDUNDANT TEACHERS ........................ 7

WELFARE ALLOWANCE PAYMENT ADVANCED ........................... 8

LIFEBUOYS AT TSIM SHA TSUI PROMENADE FOR EMERGENCY ........... 8

SEARCH FOR ELECTORS CONTINUES ................................ 9

INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR JOURNALISTS .......................... 10

WATER CUTS IN TWO AREAS ...................................... 10

RESTRICTED ZONE SET UP........................................ 11

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1985

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1983 BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE SURVEY RESULTS OUT *****

THERE WERE 5 870 CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING IN 1983 ENGAGING A TOTAL OF 96 639 PERSONS, ACCORDING TO SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

TOTAL GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY THESE ESTABLISHMENTS AMOUNTED TO $38 853 MILLION, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF TWO PER CENT OVER 1982.

THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE BY THESE ESTABLISHMENTS WAS $36 643 MILLION WHICH INCLUDED $9 406 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AND PAYMENTS TO LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS; $11 304 MILLION ON CONSUMPTION OF MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES;

$13 752 MILLION ON SUB-CONTRACT WORK RENDERED BY FEE SUB-CONTRACTORS; AND $2 181 MILLION ON MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENSES.

TOTAL VALUE ADDED WAS $12 295 MILLION WHICH WAS SIX PER CENT LOWER THAN IN 1982.

THE SURVEY OF THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE SECTORS WAS CONDUCTED FROM APRIL 1984 TO EARLY 1985, COVERING THEIR OPERATION IN 1983.

THE SURVEY COVERED THE FOLLOWING TRADES:

* BUILDING AND CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION;

* REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT;

* ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PROJECT ENGINEERING ; AND

* REAL ESTATE LEASING, BROKERAGE AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT.

ANALYSED BY TRADE ACTIVITY, IT IS NOTED THAT 2 238 OR 38 PER CENT OF CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENTS WERE ENGAGED IN Rt!._ . AND MAINTENANCE OF ERECTED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES. TncY ■_ MOSTLY SMALL CONCERNS ACCOUNTING FOR $2 409 MILLION OR ONLY oI a PER CENT OF TOTAL CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE 886 GENERAL TRADE CONTRACTORS PERFORMING AT BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES ACCOUNTED FOR 15 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS BUT CONTRIBUTED $28 124 MILLION OR 72 PER CENT OF TOTAL CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED.

THE REST OF THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR CONSISTED OF MOSTLY SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS, SUCH AS THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL FITTING TRADE CONTRACTORS. HOWEVER, THE SURVEY DID NOT COVxR LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS WHO MAINLY SUPPLIED LABOUR TO WORK ON A JOB-TO-JOB BASIS.

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THE OUTPUT OF THESE SUB-CONTRACTORS wAS REPORTED INDIRECTLY BY THE OTHER CONTRACTORS COMMISSIONING THEIR SERVICES.

BESIDES ESTABLISHMENT STATISTICS, THE SURVEY AlSO COLLECTED DATA ABOUT CONSTRUCTION SITES. ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY, 2 045 SITE CONTRACTS WERE CARRIED OUT IN 1933 OF WHICH 699 CONTRACTS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS AND 1 346 RELATED TO PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION.

TOTAL GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE CONTRACTS wERE $21 955 MILLION WHICH WAS TWO PER CENT LOWER THAN IN 1982.

REGARDING THE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT SECTOR, THE SURVEY SHOWED THAT THERE WERE 858 ACTIVE PRIVATE REAL ESTATE PROJECTS IN 1983. THE TOTAL VALUE ACCRUED TO THESE PROJECTS WAS $16 264 MILLION, WITH A DECREASE OF 42 PER CENT OVER 1982.

THE PROJECT OUTLAYS WERE ®12 185 MILLION WHICH INCLUDED PAYMENTS TO CONTRACTORS, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND TECHNICAL CONSULTANCY FEES, INTEREST PAYMENTS AND OTHER PROJECT EXPENSE.,.

REGARDING ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PROJECT ENGINEERING SERVICES, THE SURVEY INDICATED THAT THERE WERE 496 SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING IN 1963 ENGAGING A TOTAL OF 9 086 PERSONS. THEIR TOTAL BUSINESS RECEIPTS WERE $1 905 MILLION, REPRESENTING A DECREASE OF EIGHT PER CENT OVER 1982.

THEIR TOTAL EXPENDITURES WERE $1 550 MILLION WHICH INCLUDE^ $916 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES. TOTAL VALUE ADDED wAS SI 266 MILLION WHICH DECREASED BY SEVEN PER CENT OVER 19t=2.

REGARDING REAL ESTATE LEASING, BROKERAGE AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES, 2 062 ESTABLISHMENTS WERE ENGAGED IN THESE TRADES I a 1983 AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS DIRECTLY ENGAGqL .-..-.a 24 978. THE SURVEY DID NOT COVER ACTIVITIES IN THIS AREA CAn-OUT BY SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS OR PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDS.

TOTAL SERVICE AND RENTAL INCOME OF THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY CAME TO $7 083 MILLION. OTHER -o; RECEIPTS, WHICH wERE MAINLY INTEREST INCOME, AMOUNTED $1 679 MILLION. TOTAl EXPENDITURES WERE 34 961 MIL- v . TOTAL VALUE ADDED WAS $6 009 MILLION WHICH WAS 18 PER L-.T HIGHER THAN IN 1982.

SUMMARY STATISTICS FROM THE 1983 SURVEY OF BUILD I Ml, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE SECTORS wILL ALSO BE INCLUDl. IN THE JULY 1985 ISSUE OF HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STA ISTU-.

A MORE DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS OBTAINED FnO” THE 1983 SURVEY WILL BE GIVEN IN ITS SURVEY REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED IN A FEW WEEKS TIME.

IN THE MEANTIME, ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE SURVEY RESULT. MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REA- ESTATE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AT TELEPHONE 3*7213846.

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CHILDREN EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTION STRESSED

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FACTORY PROPRIETORS WERE REMINDED TODAY THAT UNDER THE rZc2Y^NL?LCHILDREN REGULATIONS, THE EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PERSONS LND^R 15 YEARS OF AGE wAS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN INDUSTRY.

LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID EMPLOYERS WHO INTENDED TO EMPLOY YOUNG JOB-SEEKERS SHOULD CHECK THE APPLICANT’S IDENTITY CARDS TO ENSURE THAT THEY WERE NOT UNDERAGED. IDENTITY

cor lo v2AnlN^STR IAL ESTABLISHMENTS, HE ADDED, CHILDREN WHO WERE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER MIGHT BE EMPLOYED ON A PART-TIME BASIS, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS AS STIPULATED IN THE REGULATIONS.

mwoi cTcn cnoJR-!,CJnPJ!S^RE T0 ENSURE THAT CHILDREN WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED FORM 3 EDUCATION SHOULD NOT BE EMPLOYED DURING THEIR NORMAL SCHOOL HOURS AND THAT THEIR HOURS OF WORK BE LIMITED TO TwO HOURS ONLY ON ANY SCHOOL DAY OR FOUR HOURS ON ANY OTHER DAY DURING THE SCHOOL TERM,* THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

HE WARNED THAT EMPLOYERS WHO HIRED CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS CF AGE IN INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS OR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 IN NON-INDUSTRIAL SECTOR WERE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000.

EMPLOYERS ARE URGED to CONTACT THE women AND YOUNG PERSONS DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT FOR ADVICE IF THEY HAD DOUBTS REGARDING THE EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN.

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SUGGESTIONS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS SOUGHT

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THE 14 AREA COMMITTEES IN KWUN TONG ARE BEING INVITED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS AND TO APPLY FOR FUNDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS.

KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM HENG-FAI, SAID THE BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE WILl SEEK SUGGESTIONS FROM THE AREA COMMITTEES TO SEE HOW DB FUNDS COULD BE USED FOR IMPROVING THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT.

+THE MONEY COULD BE SPENT ON BUILDING AMENITY AREAS, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, LAUNCHING BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS, OF. PROVIDING JOGGING TRAILS,* HE SAID.

THE COMMITTEE WILL SPEND ABOUT £433 033 ON LOCAL ENVIRON E' 7 _ IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THIS YEAR.

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LAST YEAR’S CONSULTATION WITH THE AREA COMMITTEES LED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS SUCH AS TREE-PLANTING ALONG SHU I NING STREET, PROVIDING BENCHES NEAR THE KWUN TONG MARYKNOLL COLLEGE, AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AMENITY AREAS NEXT TO THE BUS TERMINUS AT SAU MAU PING AND KO CHIU ROAD ESTATES.

AS FOR COMMUNITY BUILDING PROJECTS, MR LAM SAID: +TO ENCOURAGE THE AREA COMMITTEES TO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES THAT CAN ENHANCE NEIGHBOURLINESS AMONG THE RESIDENTS, THE CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS AND COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE HAS EARMARKED $210 000 FOR THEM THIS YEAR.+

+THE AREA COMMITTEES ARE ALSO BEING ENCOURAGED TO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL HELP PROMOTE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TO THE KAIFONGS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS,* HE SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE AREA COMMITTEES THROUGH THE LIAISON OFFICERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE. THE DISTRICT BOARD SPENT $200 000 ON VARIOUS COMMUNITY PROJECTS DURING THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR.

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RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS ** * X *

SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDY CHAN, TODAY (SUNDAY) URGtD ELIGIBLE ELECTORS WHO HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED AS VOTERS TO DO SO BEFORE OCTOBER 1, TO PREPARE FOR NEXT YEAR’S URBAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

SPEAKING AT A JOINT SEMINAR OF THE WAH FU AREA COMMITTEE Ahiu LOCAL RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS, MR CHAN SAID SOUTHERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS HAVE A TRADITIONAL ENTHUSIASM IN DISTRICT AFFAIRS Ao C-BE SEEN FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN MARCH.

♦IN THE wAH FU CONSTITUENCY, FOR EXAMPLE, ABOUT 16 000 CF THE 49 300 POPULATION ARE REGISTERED VOTERS, AND 38 PER CENT Or THEM VOTED IN MARCH,* HE SAID.

+THIS ENTHUSIASM SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE IN THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE,* HE ADDED,

MR CHAN ALSO APPEALED TO YOUNGER RESIDENTS TO SIGN UP.

+THOSE WHO ARE OR WILL BE 21 YEARS OLD BEFORE DECEMBER 31 THIS YEAR AND CONFORM TO THE SEVEN-YEAR RESIDENCY RULE, SHOULD REGISTER NOW SO THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE URBAN COUNCIL AND DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS IN FUTURE,* HE SAID.

TODAY’S SEMINAR IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTR I 7“ OFFICE AND THE WAH FU AREA COMMITTEE TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON THE DISTRICT’: ENVIRONMENTAL, TRANSPORT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING MATTERS.

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MR CHAN SAID SUCH SEMINARS WILL HELP IMPROVE THE COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE AREA COMMITTEE AND RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS. AND WILL ALSO SERVE TO STRENGTHEN THE TIES OF THE THREE BODIES -- DISTRICT BOARD, AREA COMMITTEE AND RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS -- CONSTITUTING THE THREE-TIERED INTEGRATED CONSULTATIVE STRUCTURE.

+AS MANY AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS COME FROM MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS, RESIDENTS’ VIEWS CAN BE EFFECTIVELY REFLECTED THROUGH THESE BODIES, AND MATTERS DISCUSSED AT DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS ARE REPORTED TO THE AREA COMMITTEE WHICH HELP ACHIEVE A BETTER LINK,+ MR CHAN SAID.

HE ALSO COMMENDED THE wAH FU AREA COMMITTEE FOR THEIR VIEWS AND SUGGESTIONS ON MATTERS SUCH AS ESTATE MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT, TRAFFIC CONTROL AND LAW AND ORDER, AND FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN ORGANISING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

ABOUT 60 REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE AREA’S MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND SHOPOWNERS ASSOCIATION PARTICIPATED IN TODAY’S SEMINAR WHICH INCLUDED A SLIDE SHOW ON THE AREA COMMITTEE’S WORK AND A QUEST ION-AND-ANSWER SESSION ON LOCAL ISSUES.

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QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED * * * *

FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR EXPERIENCED A MILD IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OVER THE Fir^7 QUARTER OF 1985, ACCORDING TO SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

MANUFACTURING FIRMS EXPECT THE BUSINESS SITUATION TO CC ’ • TO SHOW A SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1985.

AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS WAS EXPERIENCED BY FIF.-.o h. " CONSTRUCTION SECTOR IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND A CONTINUED UPin-.-IN BUSINESS IS EXPECTED FOR THE THIRD QUARTER.

AS FOR THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR, REPORTING FIRMS IN GENERAL EXPERIENCED SOME DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER BUT THEY ANTICIPATE THEIR BUSINESS TO SHOW SOMi. IMPROVEMENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

FIRMS IN THE OTHER SERVICES SECTOR ACHIEVED A FAVOURABLE BUSINESS PERFORMANCE IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING IMPROVEMENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

WITHIN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, FIRMS IN THE FOCD, , .

BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO, PRINTING, PLASTICS, FABRICATED McTAL ->

ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APDLIANCES AND SUPPLIES AND WA.CHEo ANj. CLOCKS INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCED AM IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN : h-, SECOND QUARTER WHILE FIRMS IN THE WEARING APPAREL aND zLECTHvMl INDUSTRIES DID NOT EXPERIENCE MUCH IMPROVEMENT.

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FIRMS IN THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY REPORTED A DETERIORATION. THIS WAS CONTRARY TO THEIR EARLIER EXPECTATIONS FOR AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS AS INDICATED IN THE LAST ROUND OF SURVEY.

AS REGARDS THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 1985, FIRMS IN THE FOOD, BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO, PLASTICS, ELECTRONICS AND WATCHES AND CLOCKS INDUSTRIES ARE GENERALLY MORE OPTIMISTIC AND EXPECT AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS OUTLOOK.

WHILE PARTICIPATING FIRMS IN THE WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRY EXPECT A MARGINAL IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS, FIRMS IN THE TEXTILES, FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES INDUSTRIES EXPECT THE BUSINESS SITUATION IN THE THIRD QUARTER TO REMAIN LARGELY SIMILAR TO THAT EXPERIENCED IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

A CONTINUED UPTURN IN BUSINESS WAS EXPERIENCED BY CONSTRUCTION FIRMS IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND THEY LOOK FORWARD ID FURTHER ADVANCEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

FIRMS IN BOTH THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES AND RESTAURANTS SECTOR EXPERIENCED A FALL IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER, BUT THEY EXPECT THEIR BUSINESS PERFORMANCE TO IMPROVE IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER WAS REPORTED BY FIRM- IN THE HOTELS BUSINESS BUT THEY EXPECT A DECS' IN BUSINESS IN T.-iE THIRD QUARTER, DUE MAINLY TO SEASONAL FACTORS.

WITH REGARD K) THE OTHER SERVICES SECTOR, IMPROVEMENTS I'l BUSINESS WERE GENERALLY EXPERIENCED BY FIRMS IN DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF SERVICES, INCLUDING THE TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION, BANKS AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED SERVICES BUSINESSES. THESE FIRMS HOLD AN OPTIMISTIC VIEW OF THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE THIRD QUARTER AND EXPECT FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS IN BUSINESS.

FOR BOTH THE MANUFACTURING AND CONSTRUCTION SECTORS, INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS ORDERS OR CONTRACTS, PRICE COMPETITION FIRMS IN HONG KONG AND FROM OVERSEAS REMAINED THE MAJOR PRCBL. FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD QUARTERS.

WITHIN THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS SECTOR,FIRMS ACROSS ALL INDUSTRIES CITE: PRICE COMPETITION AS A PROMINENT PROBLEM IN THE SECOND QUARTER, WITH LITTLE PROSPECT OF EASING IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

AS FOR THE RESTAURANTS BUSINESS, THERE wAS AN INCREASE IN THE PROPORTION OF FIRMS CONSIDERING INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS AS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND THIS PROBLEM IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THE THIRD QUARTER. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE PROMINENCE OF THE PROBLEM OF HIGH STAFF TURNOVE-. EASED IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE SURVEY RESULTS, OBTAINED WITH A MINIMUM TIME LAG, WERE BASICALLY INTENDED TO PROVIDE ONE SOURCE OF REFERENCE FOR MAKING A QUICK ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION Or HONG KONG.

IN THE SURVEY, PARTICIPATING FIRMS WERE ASKED TO INDICATE WHETHER, IN THEIR OPINION, THE GENERAL BUSINESS SITUATION AND LEVEL OF CAPACITY UTILISATION HAD IMPROVED, REMAINED THE SAME OR DETERIORATED IN THE QUARTER JUST ENDED AS COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER.

FOR THE FORTHCOMING QUARTER, THEY WERE ALSO ASKED TO INDICATE WHETHER THE SITUATION WILL IMPROVE, REMAIN THE SAME OR DETERIORATE.

THE BALANCE OF OPINIONS OF RESPONDENTS WERf TABULATED AND ANALYSED. THE SURVEY REPORT ALSO CONTAINS A SECTION ON BUSINESS PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED AND EXPECTED BY FIRMS IN DIFFERENT ECONOMIC SECTORS AND A BREAKDOWN OF VIEWS OF FIRMS BY SIZE GROUPS.

THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT IN A SURVEY OF THIS NATURE, THE RESULTS SHOULD BE INTERPRETED WITH CARE AS IT WAS DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH PRECISELY THE EXTENT TO WHICH RESPONDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE PAST AND THE FUTURE ACCORDS WITH THE UNDERLYING TRENDS.

COPIES OF THE REPORT, CONTAINING AN ANALYSIS OF THE SURVEY FINDINGS AND STATISTICAL TABLES, HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO FIRMS TAKING PART IN THE SURVEY AND TO OTHER BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY OBTAIN COPIES FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, AT $3 PER COPY.

FURTHER DETAILS OK THE QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE NATIONAL INCOME BRANCH OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 5-423401.

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JOBS FOUND FOR 600 REDUNDANT TEACHERS * X * *

ALL 600 REDUNDANT TEACHERS IN AIDED REGISTERED WITH THE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY PLACED IN VARIOUS FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

PRIMARY SCHOOLS -»H0 THE EDUCATION DEPARTME' SCHOOLS, A SPOKESMAN

+THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO SCHOOL AUTHORITIES FOR THEIR FULL SUPPORT AND COOPERATION TO ACCEPT (Hz REDUNDANT TEACHERS REFERRED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO FILL THEIR VACANCIES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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THE PLACEMENT SERVICE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1975 TO ASSIST REDUNDANT TEACHERS IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS SEEKING ALTERNATIVE JOBS AS A RESULT OF THE DROPPING POPULATION OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE AT THAT TIME AS WELL AS A POPULATION SHIFT FROM URBAN AREAS TO THE NEW TOWNS.

YEAR, THE

THIS

MORE THAN 4 100 TEACHERS HAVE BEEN HELPED BY ^DEPARTMENT TO SECURE ALTERNATIVE POSTS BETWEEN 1975 AND THIS YEAR, THE

SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN THE MEANTIME, WRITTEN ADVICE WILL BE SENT TO ALL AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS INFORMING THEM THAT THEY ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER INTO EMPLOYMENT WITH NEW TEACHERS STARTING TOMORROW (MONDAY).

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WELFARE ALLOWANCE PAYMENT ADVANCED

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RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND SPECIAL NEEDS ALLOWANCES HOLDING CASH ORDER BOOKS, MAY RECEIVE EARLIER PAYMENT THIS MONTH IF THEIR PAYMENT DATES FALL ON AUGUST 24, 25 AND 26 WHICH ARE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THEY MAY CASH THEIR COUPONS ON AUGUST 21, 22 AND 23 RESPECTIVELY OR AFTER, AT DESIGNATED POST OFFICES, NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES OR TREASURY SUB-OFFICES.

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LIFEBUOYS AT TSIM SHA TSUI PROMENADE FOR EMERGENCY

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS PUT UP 33 LiFtBUOYS ALONG THE TSIM SHA TSUI PROMENADE FOR EMERGENCY USE.

THE INSTALLATION WAS MADE AS A RESULT OF A NUMBER OF PEOPLE FALLING INTO THE WATER OFF THE PROMENADE IN THE PAST, ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

+ IN FACT, THE DEPARTMENT HAS ALREADY ADOPTED DOUBLE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES — AN INCLINED SEAWALL AND A STAINLESS RAILING ALONG THE ENTIRE STRETCH OF THE 1 200-METRE LONG PROMENADE — SINCE THE VENUE WAS OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN JUNE, 1982,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THE LIFEBUOYS, INSTALLED AT A DISTANCE OF 36 METRES ALONG THE PROMENADE, ARE MEANT AS A LIFE-SAVING DEVICE IN THE EVENT OF ACCIDENT.

+THEY ARE TIED TO A STAINLESS HOOK ON THE SEAWALL AND CAN BE TAKEN OFF EASILY. A 20-METRE LONG ROPE IS ATTACHED TO ONE SIDE OF EACH LIFEBUOY TO FACILITATE RESCUE OPERATION.+

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EACH LIFEBUOY IS PAINTED WITH A NOTICE WHICH SAYS, ■♦LIFEBUOY FOR EMERGENCY USE, PLEASE DON'T DAMAGE* TO WARN THE PUBLIC NOT TO VANDALISE.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT MOST OF THE TEN TEMPORARY LIFEBUOYS PUT UP ALONG THE PROMENADE A FEW MONTHS AGO WERE STOLEN.

+IT IS BELIEVED THAT PEOPLE TOOK AWAY THE LIFEBUOYS bERELY FOR FUN AS THEY ARE NOT OF MUCH USE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

+WE APPEAL TO THE

PUBLIC TO EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC ---------------------------SAVE

THE LIFEBUOYS ARE MEANT

RESPONSIBILITIES SINCE ----------

LIVES. IT WILL BE A PUBLIC DISGRACE TO DAMAGE

PUBLIC PROPERTY AND TO WASTE TAXPAYERS’ MONEY.

TO OR

STEAL

SOME

BY

+IN THE ABSENCE OF A RESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE

SELFISH MEMBERS OF THE pUBLIC.RIGIDENFORCEMENTACTION WILL BE INEVITABLE. ANYONE FOUND STEALING OR DAMAGING THE LIFEBUOYS WILL BE PROSECUTED,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

SEARCH FOR ELECTORS CONTINUES * * * *

ELIGIBLE ELECTORS SHOULD SIGN UP DURING THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE SO THAT THEY CAN VOTE IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR AND IN FUTURE DISTRICT BOARD ELECTIONS. WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+THE PIVOT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT RESTS IN THOSE .ARE BEING REPRESENTED AND IT IS ONLY THE PEOPLE, WHO AS RESPONSIBLE. INDIVIDUALS, COULD MAKE THE SYSTEM OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT WORK EFFECTIVELY,* HE SAID.

DURING THE SEVEN-WEEK CAMPAIGN, THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD CONDUCT HOUSEHOLD VISITS, ORGANISE BUS AND TRAM PARADES, A'.D SEND LETTERS TO RESIDENTS, SCHOOLS AS WELL AS OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT URGING PEOPLE TO REGISTER AS VOTERS, HE ADDED.

MR GARCIA WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A FUN FAIR, ORGANISED BY THE BAPTIST Ol KWAN SOCIAL SERVICE AND SUBSIDISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD.

MR GARCIA NOTED THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE VARIOUS ORGAN I SAT I GLAND PRAISED THEIR EFFORTS IN PROMOTING THE WELFARE OF THE DISTRICT.

WAN CHAI RESIDENTS WOULD CERTAINLY BENEFIT FROM SUCn CONTINUING CO-OPERATION, HE SAID.

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INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR JOURNALISTS *****

JOURNALISTS ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR A COURSE IN LEGAL MATTERS TO BE OFFERED IN CANTONESE BY THE EXTRA-MURAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG IN SEPTEMBER.

THE COURSE IS ONE OF A SERIES OF COURSES PLANNED BY THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL (VTC) TO UPGRADE THE STANDARD OF WORKING JOURNALISTS.

IT AIMS TO PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE LEGAL STRUCTURE OF HONG KONG, THE PROCEDURE IN COURTS AND A JOURNALIST’S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN REPORTING.

THE SYLLABUS OF THE COURSE ON +AN INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR JOURNALISTS+, INCLUDES THE NATURE OF LAW, THE LEGAL SOURCE OF LAW, THE ADMINISTRATION OF LAW, TORT, DEFAMATION, LIABILITY, DEFENCE, CENSORSHIP, CONTEMPT OF COURT AND OTHERS.

PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE TO ATTEND 14 TWO-HOUR SESSIONS TO BE FELD AT 7.45 PM EVERY MONDAY, FROM SEPTEMBER 23.

THE COURSE FEE IS $280 BUT JOURNALISTS NEED PAY ONLY $150, AS THE BALANCE WILL BE BORNE BY THE VTC. THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 6.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE VTC AT 14TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI. FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE COURSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD, MR FRANK NG, DUR IN-OFFICE HOUR AT 5-8932341 EXT. 283.

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WATER CUTS IN TWO AREAS * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN AREAS IN NORTH POINT AND TSI? SHA TSUI WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 21).

IN NORTH POINT, PREMISES IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY KING’S - 2. AND KORNHILL INCLUDING HOUSE NOS. 986 TO 1094 KING’S ROAD, GRelG ROAD, NAM FUNG SUN CHUEN, MOUNT PARKER ROAD, QUARRY BAY STREET AND YAU MAN STREET WILL BE AFFECTED FROM 10 PM ON WEDNESDAY TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

IN TSIM SHA TSUI, PREMISES IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY NATHAN ROAD, KIMBERLEY ROAD, OBSERVATORY ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD AND --'ST. ROAD INCLUDING KNUTSFORD TERRACE, OBSERVATORY COURT, ALoT . ■■ AVENUE, LEE SHING VILLAS, CHATHAM COURT, PINE TREE HILL RC< AND HILLWOOD ROAD WILL BE AFFECTED FROM 11 PM ON WEDNESDAY 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

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RESTRICTED ZONE SET UP * * * * *

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF NGAU TAU KOK ROAD IN KOWLOON, FROM A POINT ABOUT 170 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH ON SHIN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 325 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION, WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONE DAILY FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 21).

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1985

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'COMMUNITY WELL REPRESENTED BY CANDIDATES' ...................... 1

17 LEGCO CANDIDATES NOMINATED ................................... 2

LOCAL DESIGNER FOR HONG KONG PAVILION AT EXPO '86................ 5

CAD EXPLAINS DECISION CN DRAGONAIR .............................. 7

SCHOOLS GIVEN GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION .................' 7

FIRST QUARTER INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INDEX RELEASED............... 9

YOUNG MUSICIANS RETURN FROM SUCCESSFUL TOUR .................... 11

EMPLOYERS REMINDED OF FLOATING HOLIDAY ......................... 11

WAN CHAI DB TO DISCUSS STANDING ORDERS ......................... 12

SUPPORT FOR RECEPTION CENTRE'S COURTESY DRIVE................... 13

NEW SPORTS FACILITIES ADDED TO POPULAR PARK..................... 13

TENDERS CALLED FOR DIAMOND HILL DEVELOPMENT .................... 14

NEW RECREATION GROUND FOR TO KWA WAN ........................... 15

WATER STORAGE FIGURE............................................ 15

MORE PARKING METERS

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’COMMUNITY WELL REPRESENTED BY CANDIDATES’ ******

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THAT THERE HAS BEEN A VERY GOOD AND WIDE CROSS SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY COMING FORTH AS CANDIDATES FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS AFTER OPENING THE HKU STANLEY HO SPORTS CENTRE AND THE TRIENNIAL INTERVARSITY GAMES, SIR EDWARD SAID THERE WAS ANOTHER DAY TO GO, AND HE +WOULDN’T BE AT ALL SURPRISED IF WE SEE A FEW MORE COMING TOMORROW.+

ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE REJECTION OF DRAGONAIR’S APPLICATION TO OPERATE CHARTER FLIGHTS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA, HE SAID HE WOULD LEAVE IT TO THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION.

+IT IS BASICALLY FOR HIM TO TAKE THE DECISION OF THAT KIND. I AM SURE HE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU ANY GUIDANCE YOU NEED ON IT,+ HE ADDED.

ASKED IF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT HAD BEEN TALKING TO HIM ABOUT THE PROBLEMS OF HONG KONG PEOPLE GETTING INTO BRITAIN THROUGH MACAU, SIR EDWARD SAID: +WHEN I WAS THERE, I HEARD ABOUT SOME OF THE PRESS REPORTS THERE HAVE BEEN HERE. I THINK THAT’S ONE OF THOSE OCCASIONS WHERE PERHAPS THE REPORTS WERE A LITTLE LARGER THAN THE EVENT.

+IT WAS UNDERSTOOD WITH THE PORTUGUESE DURING THE ACCESSION (TO THE EEC) NEGOTIATIONS THAT THERE WOULD BE DISCUSSIONS TO CLARIFY THE STATUS OF PEOPLE FROM MACAU AND THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING AS I UNDERSTAND IT.+

ON A QUESTION ON WHETHER HE HAD HELD MEETINGS WITH JLG MEMBERS IN LONDON, HE SAID: +l HAD A MEETING WHEN I FIRST GOT THERE WITH DR DAVID WILSON AND MR (ANTHONY) GALSWORTHY FROM THE FOREIGN OFFICE AND HAD A GOOD TALK WITH THEM, AND THEN JUST AS THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP WAS FINISHING ITS WORK, I HAD A GOOD TALK WITH ERIC HO AND JOHN BOYD ON THE TELEPHONE TO GET THEIR REACTIONS TO THE WORK OF THE GROUP AND I THINK EVERYBODY AGREES THAT IT WAS A SUCCESSFUL FIRST MEETING.+

ASKED IF HE WOULD BE MEETING MEMBERS OF THE JLG BEFORE THEY WENT TO THE NEXT MEETING IN BEIJING, SIR EDWARD SAID: +l IMAGINE THE BRITISH TEAM WILL PROBABLY COME THROUGH HONG KONG AND IF THEY DO, I SHALL CERTAINLY SEE THEM HERE.+

REPLYING TO ANOTHER QUESTION ON WHETHER HE WOULD GO TO BEIJING WITH MR RICHARD LUCE, HE SAID: +NO, I SHALL NOT BE GOING TO BEIJING WITH MR LUCE. I EXPECT TO BE IN HONG KONG HOPEFULLY FOR AT LEAST FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. I REALLY DO ENJOY IT HERE.+

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17 LEGCO CANDIDATES NOMINATED ******

SEVENTEEN NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT MONTH WERE RECEIVED TODAY (MONDAY), BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER RECEIVED SINCE THE OPENING OF NOMINATIONS TO 56. NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

FOLLOWING ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES WHOSE NOMINATION FORMS WERE RECEIVED TODAY:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. SOUTH KOWLOON IP KWOK-CHUNG M 34 SECRETARY 3-300381

2. HK ISLAND (WEST) ANTHONY NG SUNG-MAN M 38 DOCTOR 5-483111

3. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) ANDREW WONG WANG- FAT M 41 UNIVERSITY LECTURER 0-612165

4. HK ISLAND (EAST) CHUM TING-PONG M 31 POLITICS AND 5-562/1- ADMINISTRATION RESEARCH SCHOLAR

5. HK ISLAND (EAST) KWAN L1M-HO M 38 LAWYER 5-—: 1.13

6. SHAM SHUI PO CHEUNG WING-SUM, AMBROSE M 34 SOL 1C1 TOR 3-74239 1

7. SHAM SHUI PO CHUNG PUI-LAM M 44 SOLICITOR 3-“742229 7

8. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) LAI SUNG-LUNG, RICHARD IS 39 MERCHANT 0-^37^73

9. KWUN TONG POON CHI-FAI M 33 EXECUTIVE CALL 3-453336

M3ND.-.Y, AUGUST 19, 19&5

ID. KWUN TONG CHENG KwAN-SUEN M 36 MERCHANT OR 3-45609? 3-449925

H. KWUN TONG L 1 WAH-MING M 30 SOCIAL WORKER OR 3-891241 3-741291-

12. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) TAI CHIN—WAH M 32 SOLICITOR OR 0-753761 0-790222

13. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) TANG SIU-TONG M 42 DOCTOR 0-773552

14. NEW TERRITOR IES (EAST) LIU CHING-LEUNG M 42 MERCHANT OR 0-901433 0-903894

15. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) WA 1 HON-LEUNG M 53 MERCHANT 0-613349

16. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) STEPHEN WONG YUEN-CHEUNG M 56 REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER AND COMPANY DIRECTOR 0-6565266

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NL.

1. COMMERCIAL 1 THOMAS CLYDESDALE M 51 PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT 5-82622'3

FOLLOWING IS RECEIVED SO FAR:

A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN Ob THE NOMINATIONS

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONST nUENCY NOMINATIONS

(NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS) RECEIVED

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) .....................

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) ........... 1

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ....................... 4

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ....................... "

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5. KWUN TONG (1) .............................. 3

6. WONG TAI SIN (1) ..........................  2

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) ........................... 4

8. SHAM SHU I PO (1) .......................... 2

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) .......................... 2

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) ................. 5

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) ................. 2

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ................. 3_______

SUB-TOTAL 32

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) ........................... 2

COMMERCIAL II (1) ......................... 1

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) ........................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) ......................... 2

3. FINANCIAL (1) .............................. x

4. LABOUR (2) ................................. 2

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ........................ 3

6. MEDICAL (1) ................................ 2

7. TEACHING (1) ............................... 4

8. LEGAL (1) .................................. 3

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL,

SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) .............. 3

SUB-TOTAL 24 TOTAL : 56

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LOCAL DESIGNER FOR HONG KONG PAVILION AT EXPO '86 ***** * < A

HONG KONG ARCHITECT Df/ TAO HO HAS BEEN COMMISSIONED TO DESIGN THE HONG KONG PAVILION AT EXPO ’86, TO BE HELD IN VANCOUVER FROM MAY 2 TO OCTOBER 13 NEXT YEAR.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED iODAY (MONDAY) BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR ADOLF HSU, WHO CHAIRS' THE HONG KONG EXPO ’86 CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO PRESENT DR HO’S DESIGN FOR THE PAVILJON, MR HSU DESCRIBED THE CONCEPT AS SYMBOLIC OF HONG KONG’S PERPETUAL MOBILITY.

DR HO’S APPROACH HAS.BEEN TO TAKE THE BASIC MODULE HOUSING THE PAVILION - A BOX-SHAPED STRUCTURE IDENTICAL TO THE MAJORITY OF PAVILIONS ON THE EXPO SITE - AND RAISE THE MAIN EXTERIOR WALLS TO ALMOST TWICE THEIR HEIGHT, ENCASING THEM IN A GRID OF BAMBOO SCAFFOLDING.

THE GRID, COVERED WITH LIFE-SIZE MODELS OF SCAFFOLDING WORKERS, WILL SUGGEST A PERMANENT STATE OF RECONSTRUCTION AND REDEVELOPMENT TYPICAL OF HONG KONG’S RESTLESS QUEST FOR IMPROVEMENT.

MR HSU SAID THAT THE HONG KONG PAVILION WOULD DEPEND HEaVILY UPON THE HUMAN ELEMENT TO EXPRESS THE ENERGY AND VITALITY OF The PEOPLE WHO PROVIDED HONG KONG wI TH ITS MOST SIGNIFICANT RESOURC-AND THE REASON FOR ITS .SUCCESS. ,

12 IVE' EXPONENTS OF THE ART OF SCAFFOLDING CONSTRUCTION wILL -ALOFT AND AT WORK AMONG THE MANNEQUIN FIGURES, SO AS TC GIVE El VISITORS A GLIMPSE OF THE SKILL, SPEED AND DEXTERITY TYPICAL OF THEIR TRADE. AND THEY WILL EE CONSTANTLY ENGAGED IN MINOR MODIFICATIONS TO THE STRUCTURE SO AS TO REINFORCE THE APPE'A’RAl.ue " CF CHANGE*AND GROWTH.-w ,

INSIDE* THE PAVILION, A TEAM OF LIVE ENTERTAINERS WILL PERFu.. ON STAGE TO SUPPLEMENT AN IMAGINATIVE AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW PROJECTION A -SCREEN WHICH wILL STRETCH ALMOST THE FULL LENGTH OF THE BUILDING’S INTERIOR. ‘ ,

THE BULK OF THE HONG KONG PRESENTATION AT EXPO ’86 WILL iAk=. THE FORM OF A THE ATR I CAL,' EVENT, COMBINING THE TECHNIQUES Or MULTISCREEN IMAGERY wITH THE TRADITIONAL MODE OF LIVE PERFORMANCE, IN SPIRIT'OF CONTRAST PERVADING THE STORY THEY

KEEPING WITH THE

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TO HELP Mil* ACHIEVE THIS DIVERSIFY OF TECHNIQUES, DR HO HAS ASSEMBLED A TEAM COMPOSED OF SOME OF HONG KONG’S BEST KNOWN PERSONALITIES IN THEIR VARIOUS ART I ST IC F I ELDS. AMONG THEM AR,E THEATRICAL IMPRESARIQ LO KING MAN, COMPOSER DOMING LAM AND AUDIO-VISUAL EXP.ERT FRANK FISCHBECK.

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ASSISTING THE TEAM WITH THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION PROBLEMS ON SITE WILL BE CANADIAN-BASED BUT HONG KONG-BORN ARCHITECT BING THOM TOGETHER WITH FRANK MAYRS WHO HELPED DESIGN THE ENTIRE EXPO GROUND PLAN IN THE INITIAL CONCEPTUAL STAGES OF THE INTERNATIONAL WORLD FAIR.

THE TAO HO DESIGN PROJECT WAS SELECTED FROM AMONG THREE PRESENTED TO THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE BY DESIGNERS ON A SHORTLIST DRAWN FROM THE 40 ENTRIES SUBMITTED. THESE ENTRIES CAME NOT ONLY FROM HONG KONG BUT FROM LEADING DESIGN AGENCIES IN CANADA, THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN.

MR HSU SAID THAT THE COMMITTEE HAD BEEN SCRUPULOUSLY FAIR IN VOTING FOR THE SHORTLIST AS WELL AS FOR THE THREE FINISHED PRESENTATIONS.

THE RESULTS, HE SAID, WERE OF A VtRY HIGH STANDARD AND HAD MADE THE TASK OF SELECTION A DIFFICULT ONE. BUT ON BALANCE THE COMMITTEE FELT THAT THE TAO HO DESIGN BEST EXPRESSED THE SPIRIT OF PERPETUAL RENEWAL AND GROWTH THAT HAD BUILT HONG KONG AND WOULD CONTINUE TO INSPIRE IT IN THE YEARS TO COME.

REPRESENTED ON THE HONG KONG EXPO ’86 CO-ORDINATING COMMlTTt. ARE THE- GOVERNMENT, THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION, CABLE AND WIRELESS, SWIRE PACIFIC LIMITED. THE HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION, CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS, SING TAO NEWSPAPERS LIMITED AND HUTCHISON WHAMPOA LIMITED.

THE COMMITTEE HAS SO FAR RAISED $10.5 MILLION FOR THE PROJECT, BUT MR HSU SAID HE HOPED FOR FURTHER SPONSORSHIP TO MAKE HONG KONG' PARTICIPATION AT EXPO ’86 AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE A TRIBUTE TO THE COLLECTIVE COMMUNITY SPIRIT IT WILL SYMBOLISE.

A DISPLAY OF THE PAVILION DESIGN HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN THE MAIN PLAZA OF THE LANDMARK LATER THIS MONTH, AND wILL SUBSEQUENTL BE MOVED TO THE SILVERCORD BUILDING AND THE OCEAN TERMINAL IN Tol. SHA TSUI.

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CAD EXPLAINS DECISION ON DRAGONAIR

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THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TODAY CONCERNING THE APPLICATION BY DRAGONAIR TO OPERATE A CH.1RTE-SERVICE:

DRAGONAIR HAVE APPLIED TO OPERATE B737 PASSENGER CHARTER FLIGHTS TWICE-DAILY TO PEKING AND ONCE-DAILY TO SHANGHAI. THIS LEVEL OF SERVICE IS FAR IN EXCESS OF THE SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES TO THESE POINTS. NON-SCHEDULED SERVICES ARE NORMALLY APPROVED TO SUPPLEMENT SCHEDULED SERVICES.

IT IS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE SCHEDULED AIR SERVICES TO PEKIN AND SHANGHAI DO NOT MEET THE PUBLIC DEMAND. EFFORTS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR SOME TIME TO AGREE WITH THE CHINESE AERONAUTICAL AUTHORITIES FOR ADDITIONAL SCHEDULED SERVICES TO CATER TO THE DEMAND AND TO ALLOW CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS TO EXERCISE THE RIGHTS MADE AVAILABLE BY ITS LICENCE GRANTED BY THE AIR TRANSPORT LICENSING AUTHORITY TO OPERATE SCHEDULED SERVICES TO PEKING AND SHANGHAI (DRAGONAIR HAVE APPLIED TO THE ATLA FOR A LICENCE TO OPERATE SCHEDULED SERVICES TO PEKING AND SHANGHAI BUT THE HEARING OF THE APPLICATION HAS YET TO TAKE PLACE). TO THIS END, A FURTHER ROUND OF TALKS HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO TAKE PLACE IN PEKING ON SEPTEMBER 2 BETWEEN OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS. IF NEW ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE AGREED TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL SCHEDULED SERVICES, THERE WILL PROBABLY BE NO CASE TO APPROVE NON-SCHEDULED SERVICES.

THE DRAGONAIR APPLICATION HAS THEREFORE BEEN DISAPPROVED BECAUSE OF THE SCALE' OF THE SERVICES PROPOSED AND THE TIMING OF THE CHARTER FLIGHTS: THE DAY BEFORE THE NEGOTIATIONS BtGlN I PEKING. THE MATTER WILL EE REVIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF THE OUTCO. CF THESE DISCUSSIONS.

SCHOOLS GIVEN GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION

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CIVIC EDUCATION WAS EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBILITY, THE SENlJh ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (SCHOOLS AND SERVICES), MR T.L. LAM, SAID TODAY (MONDAY) «HEN INTRODUCING THE NEWLY-PUBlISHED ^GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS*.

HE SAID WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF THE SCHOOL IT SHOULD NOT EE TREATED AS JUST ANOTHER SUBJECT WHICH WAS THE EXCLUSIVE RESPONSIBILITY OF A PARTICULAR MEMBER OR MEMBERS OF STAFF.

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♦RATHER, A WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH IS ADVOCATED WHICH UTILISES ALL THE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN BOTH THE FORMAL AND INFORMAL CURRICULUM AND THE ETHOS OF THE SCHOOL OR THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM,* MR LAM SAID.

THE GUIDELINES WERE BEING PRODUCED IN LINE WITH THE 1984 WHITE PAPER ON +THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG* WHICH RECOGNISED THE NEED FOR THE PUBLIC TO BE EDUCATED MORE EFFECTIVELY TO COPE WITH THE IMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM PROPOSAL FOR DEVELOPING THE LOCAL SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, MR LAM SAID.

+ IN APPLYING THIS PRINCIPLE TO SCHOOLS, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, REVIEWED ITS CIVIC EDUCATION PLAN EARLY THIS YEAR AND CONFIRMED THAT THE INTER-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH, UTILISING ALL THE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FORMAL CURRICULUM, SHOULD CONTINUE TO FORM THE BASIS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS TOPIC IN SCHOOLS.

♦THIS APPROACH SHOULD BE SUPPLEMENTED BY EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES WHICH GIVE PRACTICAL EXPRESSION THROUGH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS TO CLASSROOM CONCEPTS.

+IN ADDITION, IT WAS RECOGNISED THAT THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM IS A POTENT INFLUENCE ON PUPILS’ DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY IN THE FORMATION OF ATTITUDES,* HE SAID.

MR LAM ALSO EMPHASISED THE NEED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE WAY IN WHICH HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SCHOOL AUTHOR ITI to, STAFF, PUPILS AND PARENTS MIGHT BE FOSTERED.

THE OVERALL CIVIC EDUCATION PLAN WAS ENDORSED BY THE BOARu OF EDUCATION AND THE EDUCATION COMMISSION, HE ADDED.

DEPARTMENT,

TO ADVISE SCHOOLS ON PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION THROUGH Th= SCHOOL CURRICULUM, THE +GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN SCHOO-.-COMPILED BY THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE EDUCATJ^x DEPARTMENT, WOULD BE ISSUED TO ALL SCHOOLS, INCLUDING KINDlRGaR -PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

COPIES OF THE GUIDELINES CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED AT THE GOVERNMEJT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPC BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $6 PER COPY. •

SPEAKING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE FORMAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS), DR Y.F. KONG, SAID IT WAS TAUGHT PRINCIPALLY THROUGH SOCIAL STUDIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS AS AN INTEGRAL PART Or THE PRIMARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM WHILE RELATED SUBJECTS SUCH AS SOQI*-STUDIES, ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, ECONOMICS, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY AND CHINESE HISTORY WERE PURSUED In SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

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HE POINTED OUT THAT CIVIC EDUCATION RELATED TOPICS IN THE SYLLABUS FOR EACH OF THESE SUBJECTS WERE OUTLINED IN THE GUIDELINES

ON THE FORMULATION OF THE AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF CIVIC EDUCATION, DR KONG SAID IT WAS RECOGNISED THAT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING AN OVERALL PATTERN OF CIVIC EDUCATION DID NOT REST WITH SCHOOLS ALONE.

+THE PRESERVATION AND STRENGTHENING OF A DEMOCRATIC WAY OF DIFFERENT GOVERNMENT AND

LIFE 'M ILL CALL FOR THE SUPPORT OF MANY NON-GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, THE MEDIA AND HE SAID.

THE PUBLIC AT LARGE,+

♦THE SPECIFIC ROLE OF THE SCHOOLS WILL BE TO DEVELOP IN YOUNG ATTITUDES AND SKILLS NECESSARY FOR

^cuLTATnr S0RT 0F KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES

I?!;,.,!? BECOME RATIONAL, POLITICALLY SENSITIVE AND RESPONSIRIF roL'TlcLW*H2DC^cl*LT^?^,JOKr2HyEI-¥ To THE PR0CESS 0F

Anviccn t2at ^M°rSAID THAT SCH00L HEADS AND TEACHERS HAVE BEEN ^’^ED In£I.~H,LE THE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED £nn£?^7£URRICULUM APPROACH, SCHOOLS WERE FREE TO OFFER CIVIC EDUCATION AS AN INDEPENDENT SUBJECT ON THE SCHOOL TIME-TABL" IF "* ■”* FIRST SUBMITTED"™

THcY WISHED, PROVIDED THAT THE SYLLABUS WAS THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT FOR APPROVAL, JUST AND SYLLABUSES INITIATED BY SCHOOLS.

LIKE OTHER SUBJECTS

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FIRST QUARTER INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INDEX RELEASED ******

THE INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER 0-1985, AT 109.5, WAS LITTLE CHANGED FROM THAT IN THE FIRST QUARTER. CF 1984 AT 109.1, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

A COMPARISON OF THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WITH THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1984, SHOWED A DECREASE OF 23.8 PER CENT.

HOWEVER, THE FIRST QUARTER IS NORMALLY A SEASONAL LOW FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION BECAUSE MOST WORKERS TAKE THEIR ANNUAL LEAVE DURING THE CHINESE NEW YEAR, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY CONTINUED TO SHOW THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PRODUCTION, RISING BY 48.2 PER CENT OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1934 AND 13.6 PER CENT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, TC MEET INCREASED DEMAND FOR EXPORTS TO CHINA.

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OTHER INDUSTRIES WITH MORE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN PRODUCTS" OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1984 INCLUDED NEWSPAPER PRINTING, JOB PRINTING AND OTHER PRINTING (+21.9%), PLASTIC PRODUCTS (+21.9%), FOOD (+19.0%), CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS (+19.0%), AND CONSUMER ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS (+11.1%).

HOWEVER, SEVERAL INDUSTRIES REPORTED SIGNIFICANT DECLINES IN PRODUCTION OVER THE SAME PERIOD, INCLUDING BASIC METALS (-25.5%), LEATHER PRODUCTS AND FOOTWEAR (-17.1%) AND TEXTILES (-13.8%).

BESIDES TOBACCO, INDUSTRIES WITH INCREASES IN PRODUCTION CVEn THE PRECEDING QUARTER WERE WOOD AND CORK PRODUCTS AND FURNITUkE AND FIXTURES (+5.9%), FOOD (+5.1%), AND CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS (+3.4%).

MARKED DECREASES OVER THE PRECEDING QUARTER WERE RECORDED IP THE PRODUCTION OF RUBBER PRODUCTS (-48.6%), CONSUMER ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS (-30.4%), BASIC METALS (-30.0%), LEATHER PRODUCTS AND FOOTWEAR (-29.5%). TEXTILES (-28.5%), PLASTIC PRODUUI (-26.5%), TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (-26.0%), PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS (-22.9%), AND WEARING APPAREL (-21.0%).

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODI CT IX IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO REFLECT THE LEVELS AND TRENDS OF OUTPUT I REAL TERMS. IN OTHER WORDS, THE VOLUME OF PRODUCTION IS MEASURED AFTER REMOVING THE EFFECTS OF PRICE CHANGES.

TWO TABLES ON THE QUARTERLY INDEXES OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR THF FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NtTWORK AND WILL ALSO BE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

ONE IS A SUMMARY TABLE FOR BROAD INDUSTRY GROUPS, WHILE THz. OTHER GIVES MORE DETAILED INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS.

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE +REPORT ON V QUARTERLY INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, FIRST QUARTER 1935+, « CAN BE OBTAINED AT $2 A COPY FROM THt GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS o*L_ . CENTRE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, 01 AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATION SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION MAY ALSO BE ARRANGED.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTS. AT TELEPHONE NUMBER 3-7224504.

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YOUNG MUSICIANS RETURN FROM SUCCESSFUL TOUR * * * *

A GROUP OF 60 YOUNG MUSICIANS RETURNED TO HONG KONG TODAY (MONDAY) AFTER PERFORMING IN THE CHINESE CITIES OF SHANGHAI AND PEKING.

THEIR PERFORMANCES AT THE SHANGHAI CONCERT HALL ON AUGUST 11 (SUNDAY) AND AT THE PEKING NATIONALITIES CULTURAL PALACE ON AUGUST 14 (WEDNESDAY) WERE HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED AND DREW CAPACITY AUDIENCES.

LED BY THE MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR AND TOUR DIRECTOR, MRS DORIS riU, THE DELEGATION COMPRISED 10 OFFICIALS FROM THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, 49 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND 11 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE.

MRS HO SAID SHE wAS EXTREMELY PLEASED THAT THE TOUR HAD BEEN A SUCCESSFUL ONE AND THAT THEIR ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN WIDELY COVERED BY THE MEDIA IN CHINA.

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EMPLOYERS REMINDED OF FLOATING HOLIDAY

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THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS HAT THE SECOND FLOATING HOLIDAY FALLS ON AUGUST 26, THE LAST MONDAY IN AUGUST.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT IF EMPLOYERS HAVE NOT ALREADY FIXED THE DATE OF THE SECOND FLOATING HOLIDAY FOR Trit-YEAR AND THEIR EMPLOYEES HAVE NOT REQUESTED THAT THE HOLIDAY BE ADDED TO THEIR PAID ANNUAL LEAVE, THEY SHOULD GIVE EMPLOYEES Th:. HOLIDAY ON THE ABOVE DATE.

HE SAID THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, EMPLOYERS riaVE TO FIX THE TWO FLOATING HOLIDAYS AND NOTIFY EMPLOYEES BY A NOTICE PLACED AT A CONSPICUOUS PLACE BEFORE THE END OF THE PRECEDING YEAR.

ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES AND THOSE NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN $9 500 A MONTH ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAYS AND MUST BE PAID FOR THE DAY-OFF IF THEY HAVE WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR THRcc. MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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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 CAN BE EXPRESSED IN MONEY TERMS SUCH AS MEALS AND COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCES.

WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY 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 IS 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 MAY BE MADE TO THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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WAN CHAI DB TO DISCUSS STANDING ORDERS

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WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE REVISED DISTRICT BOARD STANDING ORDERS AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAi AFTERNOON.

THEY WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE TERRITORY-WIDE PROVISIO NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS, THE DISTRICT’S PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME AND THE FUNCTIONS OF THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAMS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE REPORT OF THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE VARIOUS COMMITTEE. AND THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

IN ADDITION, A QUESTION WILL BE RAISED ON THE PROBLEM OF STREET-SLEEPERS IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEET! TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ..AN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE AT 201 HENNESSY ROAD, EIGHTH FLOOR, TUNG MANSION, WAN CHAI.

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SUPPORT FOR RECEPTION CENTRE’S COURTESY DRIVE * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, TODAY (MONDAY) CALLED AT THE VISIT ROOM OF LAI CHI KOK RECEPTION CENTRE, ONE OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S BUSIEST FACILITIES, TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE COURTESY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME.

THE VISIT ROOMS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S 21 CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS ARE FRONTLINE FACILITIES, AND STAFF WORKING IN THEM ARE CURRENTLY TAKING PART IN A COURTESY DRIVE TO IMPROVE SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

LAUNCHED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH AND THE CIVIL SERVICE TRAINING CENTRE, THE DRIVE HAS BECOME A SERVICE-WIDE PROMOTION EFFORT.

MR CHAN DISCUSSED THE SCHEME WITH STAFF AT THE RECEPTION CENTRE AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN PROMOTING COURTESY.

MR CHAN TALKED TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WERE VISITING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN THE INSTITUTION AND ALSO VISITED A SPECIAL SECTION IN THE WAITING ROOM, RESERVED AS A PLAY AREA FOR CHILDREN OF VISITORS.

STAFF OF THE VISIT ROOM OF THE LAI CHI KOK CENTRE HANDLE ABOUT 130 VISITS DAILY ON WEEKDAYS, AND ABOUT 160 VISITS ON WEEKENDS.

REMAND PRISONERS MAY RECEIVE A DAILY VISIT OF 15 MINUTES, WHILE CONVICTED PRISONERS ARE ENTITLED TO TWO VISITS OF 30 MINUTES EACH A MONTH.

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NEW SPORTS FACILITIES ADDED TO POPULAR PARK X K X.

WORK ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THREE SQUASH COURTS AND SIX TENNIS COURTS AT MORSE PARK, WONG TAI SIN, HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETED.

THE SQUASH COURTS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM

7 A.M. TO 11 DAILY STARTING FROM WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 21). THE TENNIS COURTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC AT A LATER DATE.

BUILT AT A COST OF OVER $5.7 MILLION, THESE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES ARE CONSTRUCTED ON A SITE FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY TWO MINI SOCCER PITCHES NEAR THE OPEN AIR THEATRE IN THE PARK.

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ALL THE THREE SQUASH COURTS ARE FULLY AIR CONDITIONED AND ARE EQUIPPED WITH A SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM TO SUPPLY HOT k.ATER TO THE CHANGING ROOM.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN BOOK THE SQUASH COURTS EITHER SEVEN DAYS IN ADVANCE OR ON THE SPOT.

MEANWHILE, THE TWO TENNIS COURTS AT THE CAUSEWAY BAY SPORTS GROUND WHICH WERE EARLIER ALIENATED TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAYS’ ISLAND LINE, ARE NOW RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC.

THESE TwO COURTS ARE OPEN FROM 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. DAILY AND BOOKINGS CAN BE MADE EITHER ONE MONTH OR SEVEN DAYS IN ADVANCE AT THE BOOKING OFFICE IN VICTORIA PARK.

TO ENHANCE THEIR MAXIMUM USAGE, PLANS ARE NOW IN HAND TO INSTALL A FLOODLIGHTING SYSTEM THERE.

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TENDERS CALLED FOR DIAMOND HILL DEVELOPMENT * * * * *

TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR SITE FORMATION WORK AND ROADS AND DRAINAGE CONSTRUCTION AS THE FIRST STAGE IN THE DEVELOPMENT CF THE DIAMOND HILL AREA IN KOWLOON.

THE PROJECT, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER, w ILL INCLUDE THE REMOVAL OF ABOUT TWO MILLION CUBIC METRES OF MATERIAL FROM THE EXISTING GOVERNMENT QUARRY TO FORM A SITE OF ABOUT 11.5 HECTARES.

ABOUT 9.6 HECTARES OF THE FORMED LAND WOULD BE USED BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE WHILE THE REST WOULD BE FOR GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOL USE.

WORK ALSO INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ESTATE ROAD AND AN ACCESS ROAD TOTALLING 610 METRES IN LENGTH.

ON COMPLETION, THESE tfOADS « ILL PROVIDE ACCESS FROM PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD TO THE PROPOSED HOUSING ESTATE AND TO A SECONDARY SCHOOL.

A 220-METRE-L0NG PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCT... TO FORM PART OF THE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS SYSTEM FOR THE DIAMOND HIL<_ DEVELOPMENT AREA.

*ORK IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE.

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NEW RECREATION GROUND FOR TO KWA WAN *****

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT OFFICE RECENTLY AWARDED Ao20 MILLI Oh CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW URBAN COUNCIL RECREATION GROUND IN TO KWA WAN.

SITUATED ON A 2.4-HECTARE SITE AT CHEUNG NING STREET, THE MULTI-PURPOSE RECREATION GROUND WILL PROVIDE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, INCLUDING AN INDOOR GAMES HALL, TWO MINI-SOCCER PITCHES WITH SPECTATOR oTAND, TwO BASKETBALL COURTLAND A JOGGING TRACK.

OTHER FACILITIES INCLUDE LANDSCAPED SITTING-OUT AREAS, A CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA AND A MAZE GARDEN.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START AT THE END OF THIS MONTH AND BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 1986.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 61.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 362.079 MILLION CUBIC RETRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 489.892 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 83.6 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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MORE PARKING METERS * * *

FORTY-TWO GOODS VEHICLE PARKING METERS WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE IN CANTON ROAD, BUTE STREET, AND RECLAMATION STREET IN MONG KOK FROM 9 AM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 22).

THESE ONE-HOUR METERS WILL CHARGE 50 CENTS FOR 30 MINUTES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NINE MORE NOMINATIONS BRING TOTAL TO 64...................... 1

GOVERNOR TO OPEN PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS ...... 3

HK SEEN AS TARGET FOR U.S. PROTECTIONISM..................... 4

FIRST DB TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER.............................. 5

JUNE ORDERS-QN-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT......... 6

BALLOT HELD FOR 3 778 HOS FLATS.............................. 8

STUDIES OF HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT SITES UNDERJAY ............... 10

ANOTHER ADULTERATED WINE FOUND .............................. 11

REGISTRATION REVOKED......................................... 11

REAR LANE STRUCTURES BEING DEMOLISHED ....................... 12

TENDERS INVITED TO OPERATE REFRESHMENT KIOSK................. 12

NEW FIRE STATION FOR SHA TIN ................................ 13

POLICE STATION TO BE BUILT IN TAI PO ........................ 13

RESTRICTED ZONES IN SAI KUNG................................. 14

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1985

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NINE MORE NOMINATIONS BRING TOTAL TO 64 * * * *

A TOTAL OF 64 CANDIDATES HAVE COME FORWARD FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS AT THE CLOSE OF THE NOMINATION PERIOD TODAY (TUESDAY), 39 IN THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE AND 25 IN THE FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES.

THIS TOTAL FIGURE EXCLUDES ONE PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE IN THE KOWLOON CITY CONSTITUENCY, MR TANG TAI-CHUEN, WHO WITHDREW HIS NOMINATION TODAY.

OF THE 64 NOMINATIONS, NINE WERE RECEIVED TODAY. FOLLOWING

ARE THE PERSONAL PARTICULARS OF THE NINE CANDIDATES:

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. SOUTH KOWLOON ENA CHAN F 34 SOCIAL WORK SUPERVISOR 3-670071 EXT. 284

2. URBAN COUNCIL HILTON CHEONG-LEEN M i 63 COMPANY DIRECTOR 5-228332

3. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) MAN FOR-TAI WILLIAM M 48 MERCHANT 3-696333

4. SOUTH KOWLOON CHAN LAI- SANG M 34 SOCIAL WORKER 3-667272

5. HK ISLAND (EAST) ALBERT CHEUNG M 36 BIOCHEMIST 5-7955311

6. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) TSO SHIU- WAI M 34 COMPANY DIRECTOR 0-857667

7. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) SIT HO-YIN M 36 LOSS ADJUSTOR 3-7238272

8. HK ISLAND (EAST) LEE Kw'ONG-LAM M 48 MERCHANT 5-489107

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION CONTACT TEL. NO.

1. TEACHING CHAN YAT- TUNG M 47 HEADMASTER 0-763509

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FOLLOWING IS A STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN OF THE NOMINATIONS RECEIVED SO FAR;

ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY NO. OF

NOMINATIONS (NO. OF SEATS IN BRACKETS) RECEIVED

1. URBAN COUNCIL (1) ......................... 2

2. PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL (1) .......... 1

DISTRICT BOARDS:

3. HK ISLAND (EAST) (1) ...................... 6

4. HK ISLAND (WEST) (1) ...................... 3

5. KWUN TONG (1) ............................. 3

6. WONG TAI SIN (1) .......................... 2

7. KOWLOON CITY (1) ........................... 3 (THIS FIGURE

EXCLUDES ONE WITH-

DRAWN NOMINATION)

8. SHAM SHUI PO (1) .......................... 2

9. SOUTH KOWLOON (1) ......................... 4

10. NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) (1) ............. 5

11. NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) (1) ............. 5

12. NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) (1) ............... 3

SUB-TOTAL 39

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

1. COMMERCIAL I (1) .......................... 2

COMMERCIAL II (1) ........................ 1

2. INDUSTRIAL I (1) .......................... 1

INDUSTRIAL II (1) ......................... 2

3. FINANCIAL (1) ............................. 1

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4. LABOUR (2) ................................. 2

5. SOCIAL SERVICES (1) ........................ 3

6. MEDICAL (1) ................................ 2

7. TEACHING (1) ............................... 5

8. LEGAL (1) .................................. 3

9. ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING (1) ..................... 3

SUB-TOTAL 25 TOTAL : 64

GOVERNOR TO OPEN PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS ******

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, wILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CF THE NEWLY-COMPLETED PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 3.30 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 23).

WAN STATION

THE CHAMBERS, ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE TSUEN MJLTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING. INCLUDE CONFERENCE FACILITIES AND OFFICES FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS AND STAFF

CF THE COUNCIL SECRETARIAT.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR TONY HAMMOND.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS BY THE GOVERNOR AT 3.30 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 23), AT THE TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK AND GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

A GOVERNMENT COACH WILL LEAVE THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER AT

2 PM SHARP TO TAKE PRESS MEMBERS TO THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS TO COVtR THE EVENT. INFORMATION OFFICERS wILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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HK SEEN AS TARGET FOR U.S. PROTECTIONISM * * * * *

DESPITE OPERATING A COMPLETELY OPEN ECONOMY AND DOING WHAT SUCCESSIVE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATIONS HAVE PREACHED, HONG KONG SEEMS TO BE THE TARGET FOR U.S. PROTECTIONIST MOVES, A GROUP OF VISITING CONGRESSMEN WAS TOLD TONIGHT (TUESDAY) BY THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO.

MR HO WAS SPEAKING AT A DINNER HE HOSTED FOR CONGRESSMAN SAM GIBBONS AND DELEGATION AT THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

REFERRING TO THE PROTECTIONIST JENKINS BILL MR HO SAID: +WE AND OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES ARE DISMAYED AND ALARMED BY THE BILL, WHICH WE BELIEVE TO BE IN NO-ONE’S INTEREST, LEAST CF ALL THE UNITED STATES.*

+THE PROPONENTS OF THE BILL CLAIM THAT IT IS SIMPLY AN ENFORCEMENT MEASURE WHICH ACCORDS WITH THE UNITED STATES’ RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE MFA. THIS IS NOT SO,* HE SAID.

+THE BILL IS IN CONFLICT WITH THE GATT, THE MFA AND WITH BILATERAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MANY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. IT IS DISCRIMINATORY (THE LIMITS WOULD NOT APPLY TO CANADA AND THE EEC), AND INDEED IF ENACTED IT WOULD EFFECTIVELY MARK THE END OF THE MULTILATERAL DISCIPLINE WHICH PRESENTLY GOVERNS THIS SENSITIVE AREA OF WORLD TRADE. IT WOULD EXACERBATE EXISTING FRICTIONS IN DEVELOPED-DEVELOPING COUNTRY RELATIONS. IT WOULD INVITE RAPID AND DAMAGING RETALIATION AGAINST U.S. EXPORTS. AND IT WOULD, BY LOGICAL EXTENSION, THREATEN. THE FABRIC OF WORLD TRADE GENERALLY.

+IT WOULD CERTAINLY NOT FURTHER THE PROPOSAL, TO WHICH THE U.S. IS COMMITTED, OF LAUNCHING A MAJOR ROUND CF NEW TRADE NEGOTIATIONS TO HALT AND REVERSE THE SPREAD OF PROTECTIONISM.*

MR HO TOLD THE VISITORS THAT IF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES COULD NOT EARN FOREIGN CURRENCY THEY COULD NOT SPEND IT ON IMPORTS NOR USE IT TO SERVICE THEIR DEBTS.

+IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT ON 1983 FIGURES, DEVELOPING COUNTRIES PURCHASED MORE THAN USS75 BILLION WORTH, OR ABOUT 38 PER CENT, OF U.S. MERCHANDISE EXPORTS, EXCEEDING SUCH U.S. EXPORTS TO WESTERN EUROPE AND JAPAN COMBINED,* HE SAID.

THE UNITED STATES wAS THE MAIN MOTIVE FORCE BEHIND THE MFA AND THE JENKINS BILL IS IN FUNDAMENTAL BREACH OF IT.

+IT IS IRONIC THAT THE U.S. INDUSTRY SHOULD NOW DEMAND THaT THE U.S. BREAK INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS MADE IN RESPONSE TO THz INDUSTRY’S PRESSURE. FURTHER APPEASEMENT CAN ONLY BRING DISASTER FOR ALL,* HE SAID.

OTHER U.S. INTERESTS ARE BOUND TO BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED IF THE BILL IS ENACTED.

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♦ONE MANUFACTURING JOB IN SIX IN THE U.S. DEPENDS ON EXPORTS, AND THESE INTERESTS WILL BE THE ONES TO SUFFER AS A RESULT OF ENACTMENT OF THE BILL; SO WILL YOUR FARMERS AND TOBACCO GROWERS,* MR HO SAID.

THE BILL AND OTHER PROTECTIONIST LEGISLATION, MR HO SAID, IS AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES ITS MANY FRIENDS AND ITS TRADING PARTNERS. +THE POLITICS OF PROTECTIONISM IS CLEARLY A POWERFUL AND EMOTIVE FORCE, AND THE HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEALING WITH THAT FORCE IN THE U.S. RESTS WITH YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES.

+WE IN HONG KONG AND OTHERS THROUGHOUT THE FREE WORLD ARE SYMPATHETIC AND ARE LOOKING TO YOU TO EXERCISE IMAGINATION AND LEADERSHIP IN ADDRESSING THE ISSUES AND RESOLVING THE PROBLEMS WHICH FACE YOU NOW AND WHICH WILL UNDOUBTEDLY GROW IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.*

MR HO CONCLUDED: +BUT wE ARE NOT A LITTLE BEWILDERED BECAUSE WE ARE A COMPLETELY OPEN ECONOMY - DOING WHAT SUCCESSIVE U.S. ADMINISTRATIONS PREACH - AND YET YOUR ACTIONS SEEM TARGETED

AT US.

♦THESE SHOCKS NOTWITHSTANDING, I WOULD LIKE TO CONCLUDE BY REAFFIRMING OUR TRUST IN FAIR PLAY, OUR COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING OUR OPEN MARKET P0L1«CIES AND OUR EXCELLENT COMMERCIAL RELATIONS AND FRIENDSHIP WITH TV U.S.*

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FIRST DB TO DISCUSS GREEN PAPER * * * *

NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL TAKE THE LEAD TO DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON +WELL-OFF+ PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS AT THE DISTnlCi BOARD LEVEL IN THEIR MEETING ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 22).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO GIVE THEIR VIEwS ON PROPOSALS TO REDEVELOP SHA TAU KOK.

A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE TA KwU LING RURAL CENTRE WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE A MOTION ON THE ELECTION OF THE BOARD'S REPRESENTATIVE TO THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, AND REPORTS FROM VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 9 AM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 22) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, FANLING ROUNDABOU., NEW TERRITORIES.

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JUNE 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 IN JUNE 1985 REMAINED STABLE COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY (TUESDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

ANALYSED BY MAJOR INDUSTRIES, THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY RECORDED A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS, WHEREAS THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, WEARING APPAREL AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES SHOWED SOME DECLINES. THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY REPORTED NO CHANGE.

EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED, LARGELY DUE TO THE RECRUITMENT OF SUMMER WORKERS IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES.

BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR DECREASED BECAUSE LESS OVERTIME WORK WAS CARRIED OUT.

EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DECLINED SLIGHTLY WHILE THAT IN THE SERVICES SECTORS REMAINED UNCHANGED.

INCREASES IN BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS WERE REPORTED BY RESPONDENTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR BECAUSE OF THE PAYMENT OF BONUSES BY A FEW FIRMS. ON THE OTHER HAND, PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS REMAINED UNCHANGED IN THE SERVICES SECTORS.

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.

THE SURVEY REPORT FOR JUNE 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 Si.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AT 3-7212854.

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A. 0RDERS-0N-HAND IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRY (* CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH) ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) FOR JUNE 1985

APR. 1985 MAY 1985 JUNE 1985

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR * * -1 4.34

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL -3 * * 2.08

PLASTIC PRODUCTS -1 -1 -1 4.27

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 2 -1 -4 3.54

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS * -4 1 5.26

OTHERS * -1 * 4.42

ALL ABOVE INDUSTRIES * -2 * 4.32

B. EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS

THE$COMPANIES SURVEYED PER CAPITA EARNINGS ^CAPITA ______________________ _______________—----- EARN INbS

INDUSTRY/ SERVICES APR. 1985 (% CHANGE MAY 1985 OVER THE JUNE 1985 PRECEDING MONTH) APR. MAY JUNE 1985 1985 1985 FOR JUNE HK$ 1985

MANUFACTURING -2 * 1 6 -1 -3 2 894

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FOOD AND DRINKS * 1 5 6 -3 3 636

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR -1 * A -4 2 422


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TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL * -2 -1 •V -4 3 048

11 5

PLASTIC

PRODUCTS * 2 8 33 -19 -8 2 479

FABRICATED METAL

PRODUCTS -3 2 3 6 -2 -2 2 420

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC

PRODUCTS -4 -1 * 6 -4 * 2 821

OTHERS * 2 1 * -1 -3 3 920

CONSTRUCTION** * 1 -1 -5 * 2 4 424

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SERVICES * * * 2 -3 * 5 241

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BANKS * * * 2 1 * 4 772

HOTELS * 1 12 -IQ 1 3 622

PUBLIC

UTILITIES * * * 3 -5 2 5 249

OTHERS * 1 1 -1 * -2 6 493

* CHANGES WITHIN +/- 0.54

* * PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS NOT INCLUDED.

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BALLOT HELD FOR 3 778 HOS FLATS * * * *

LUCKY NUMBERS WERE DRAWN TODAY AT A BALLOT TO PICK SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR THE 3 778 FLATS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE UNDER PHASE VI IC OF THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME.

FOR THE 184 GREEN-FORM APPLICANTS FROM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S MARK l/lI ESTATE TENANTS WHO WERE ALL SUCCESSFUL, THE ORDER OF THE NUMBERS DRAWN WERE 1, 0, 4, 3, 7, 5, 6, 8, 9 AND 2 REPRESENTl\C THE LAST DIGIT OF THEIR REGISTRATION NUMBERS.

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THE LUCKY NUMBERS DRAWN FOR THE OTHER 5 079 GREEN-FORM APPLICANTS, ALSO REPRESENTING THE LAST DIGIT, WERE 1, 0 AND 4.

AS FOR THE 20 653 WHITE-FORM PRIVATE SECTOR APPLICANTS, THEIR LUCKY NUMBERS REPRESENTING THE LAST TWO DIGITS WERE 90, 26, 45, 38, 36, 80, 99, 16 AND 07.

IN ADDITION, SOME OF THE APPLICANTS WITH REGISTRATION NUMBERS ENDING IN 3 (GREEN FORM) AND 79 (WHITE FORM) WERE ALSO SUCCESSFUL. THE REMAINDER WILL BE PUT ON A RESERVE LIST.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE RESERVE LIST ARE REGISTRATION NUMBERS ENDING IN 7, 5, 6, 8, 9 AND 2 (GREEN FORM) AND 25, 65, 08, 49, 51, 75, 62, 95, 31, 59, 53, 81, 02, 14, 22, 74, 23, 98, 05, 84, 13,

39, 57, 69, 11, 41, 72, 29, 63, 19, 73, 86, 42, 71, 87, 97, 21,

00, 58, 35, 85, 18, 83, 46, 96, 94, 10, 04, 15, 20, 82, 33, 89,

01, 61, 27, 40, 48, 66, 37, 52, 32, 09, 50, 34, 78, 88, 91, 68,

17, 93, 47, 43, 60, 44, 06, 92, 54, 12, 77, 67, 76, 70, 24, 30,

55, 64, 28, 03 AND 56 (WHITE FORM).

A PRIORITY LIST OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS IN THE GREEN-FORM AND WHITE-FORM CATEGORIES WAS LATER PRODUCED BY COMPUTER AT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HEADQUARTERS FOR FLAT SELECTION PURPOSES.

PERFORMING THE BALLOT TODAY AT THE HOME OWNERSHIP CENTRE IN HO MAN TIN WERE MR THOMAS KWOK AND MR NORMAN LEUNG OF THE AUTHORITY’S HOME OWNERSHIP COMMITTEE, AND THE DRAW WAS WITNESSED BY AN I.C.A.C. REPRESENTATIVE.

RESULTS OF THE BALLOT WILL BE PUBLISHED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AND LISTS OF ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WITH THEIR ORDER OF PRIORITY WILL BE POSTED FROM TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT THE HOME OWNERSHIP CENTRE, ALL HOUSING AUTHORITY AND HOUSING SOCIETY ESTATE OFFICES AND DISTRICT OFFICES.

A COMPLETE LIST OF SUCCESSFUL REGISTRATION NUMBERS WILL ALSO 3E PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NEXT FRIDAY (AUGUST 30).

THE 3 778 FLATS ARE LOCATED AT SIU HEI COURT IN TUEN MUN, MING NGA COURT IN TAI PO AND NEPTUNE TERRACE, A PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME PROJECT, IN CHAI WAN.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1935

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STUDIES OF HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT SITES UNDERWAY * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS NOW ENGAGED IN DETAILED STUDIES OF POSSIBLE MAJOR DEVELOPMENT SITES IN THE HARBOUR AREA AND RESULTS ARE EXPECTED BY 1987 OR 1988, THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR NICKY CHAN, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE HONG KONG JAPANESE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, MR CHAN SAID THAT THE STUDIES WOULD IDENTIFY AREAS WHERE MAJOR RECLAMATION COULD BE CARRIED OUT TO PROVIDE LAND FOR USE WHEN NEEDED IN THE MID-1990S.

HE SAID THAT STUDIES ALREADY COMPLETED INDICATED THAT AFTER THE NEW TOWNS FURTHER DEVELOPMENT COULD BE EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE ON RECLAMATIONS AROUND THE HARBOUR.

+MORE DETAILED PLANNING AND ENGINEERING FEASIBILITY STUDIES OF THE VARIOUS AREAS IDENTIFIED AND ASSOCIATED TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE SCHEMES ARE NOW BEING UNDERTAKEN.

+THE MAIN AREAS OF POTENTIAL RECLAMATION ARE THE HUNG HOM AND ALDRICH BAYS, OFF WEST KOWLOON BETWEEN MONG KOK AND STONECUTTERS ISLAND, OFF CENTRAL AND WAN CHAI AND BETWEEN KENNEDY TOWN AND GREEN ISLAND.

+AT POK FU LAM THERE ARE POSSIBLE LAND-BASED SITES AS WELL AS POTENTIAL RECLAMATIONS.

+IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE POPULATION INCREASES, THE AREAS MENTIONED WILL ALSO PERMIT PORT FACILITIES, THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION’S DEPOT TO BE EXPANDED,* MR CHAN SAID.

DEVELOPMENT AROUND THE HARBOUR WOULD ALSO ENABLE IMPROVEMENTS TO URBAN AND CROSS-HARBOUR TRANSPORT LINKS AND TO CONGESTED LIVING CONDITIONS, HE ADDED.

OUTSIDE THE HARBOUR AREA, MAJOR NEW TRANSPORT LINKS BETWEEN DIAMOND HILL AND SHA TIN AND BETWEEN TSUEN WAN AND THE NORTH-WEST NEW TERRITORIES WERE LIKELY TO BE REQUIRED TO COMPLEMENT THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD.

+AS REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION TAKE A FIRM HOLD IN HONG KONG OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS, I THINK WE CAN EXPECT A SHARPENING OF COMPETITION FOR THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS BETWEEN SECTORAL INTERESTS,* MR CHAN SAID.

+WE WILL NEED TO SEE THAT THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME PROCESSES ARE EQUAL TO THE TASK OF ENSURING THAT THE COMPETITION CONTINUES TO BE FAIRLY JUDGED.*

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CITING CURRENT GOVERNMENT SPENDING OF BETWEEN $5 BILLION AND $6 BILLION A YEAR ON PUBLIC WORKS AS AN INDICATOR OF ITS CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE, MR CHAN SAID THERE WOULD BE A VIGOROUS PROGRAMME OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE FUTURE, BOTH NEAR AND LONG TERM, AS IN THE PAST AND PRESENT.

+NEW AND EXISTING PROJECTS, EMBRACING MAJOR LAND DEVELOPMENT SCHEMES, TRANSPORT AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE, AND ALL THE OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF A MODERN, PROGRESSIVE CITY SUCH AS HONG KONG WITH AN AMBITIOUS POPULATION AND DYNAMIC TRADING COMMUNITY, WILL CONTINUE TO BE CONCEIVED, PLANNED AND IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT ANY SLACKENING OF THE PACE TO WHICH WE HAVE ALL BECOME ACCUSTOMED,+ MR CHAN SAID.

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ANOTHER ADULTERATED WINE FOUND * * *

THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) ANNOUNCED THAT ANOTHER BRAND OF AUSTRIAN WINE HAS BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL, BRINGING TO 21 THc TOTAL NUMBER OF AUSTRIAN WINES FOUND TO CONTAIN THE TOXIC CHEMICAL.

THE NAME OF THE AUSTRIAN WINE FOUND TO CONTAIN THE CHEMICAL IS PIEROTH RUSTER TROCKENBEERENAUSLESE QUALITATSWEIN BESONDERER REIFE UND LESEART 1979.

INVESTIGATIONS ARE CONTINUING TO ESTABLISH HOW MANY BOTTLES OF SUCH WINE HAVE REACHED THE MARKET. SO FAR, THE DEPARTMENT HAD SEIZED A TOTAL OF 3 367 BOTTLES OF TOXIC AUSTRIAN WINES.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED

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THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODAY REVOKED THE REGISTRATION OF DOMINICAN FINANCE LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY, ON THE GROUND THAT THE COMPANY IS BE ING WOUND UP.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1985

REAR LANE STRUCTURES BEING DEMOLISHED * * * *

WORK BEGAN TODAY (TUESDAY) TO CLEAR 42 STRUCTURES WHICH HAVE BEEN POSING FIRE HAZARD AND SANITATION PROBLEMS, AT THE REAR LANES OF CHUNG KING MANSIONS IN TSIM SHA TSUI.

THE STRUCTURES COMPRISE SIX UNLICENSED SHOPS, FOUR UNLICENSED FOOD PREMISES, FOUR ILLEGAL SHOP EXTENSIONS, 12 STORAGE STRUCTURES, TWO ABANDONED COOLING TOWERS AND TWO STRUCTURES USED FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES.

WORKERS MOVED IN EARLY THIS MORNING AND BEGAN PULLING DOWN THE STRUCTURES IN THE NARROW LANES. THE ENTIRE OPERATION IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS AMOUNTING TO ABOUT $180 000 HAVE BEEN MADE TO OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF THE STRUCTURES AND SHOPS. .

TODAY’S OPERATION IS PART OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE’S PLAN TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND TO PROVIDE SAFER ACCESS TO CHUNG KING MANSIONS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE SAID AFTER THE CLEARANCE, VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WILL CONTINUE CARRYING OUT REGULAR INSPECTIONS IN THE LANES TO PREVENT RESQUATTING.

WORK ON REPAVING THE LANES AND IMPROVING THE DRAINAGE CHANNELS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CLEARANCE OPERATION.

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TENDERS INVITED TO OPERATE REFRESHMENT KIOSK * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING TENDERS TO OPERATE A LIGHT REFRESHMENT KIOSK AT SAU NGA ROAD PLAYGROUND, KWUN TONG.

SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE GIVEN A THREE-YEAR CONTRACT STARTING FROM THE DATE OF SIGNING THE CONTRACT. THE CURRENT RENTAL FOR THE KIOSK IS $4 509 PER MONTH.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S KOWLOON REGIONAL OFFICE (LEISURE SERVICES KOWLOON EAST) AT SHOP NO. 70-79, 2/F AMOY PLAZA, PHASE I, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD, KOWLOON.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE AND PLACED BY HAND IN THE TENDER BOX AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER, 12/F, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, (WEST WING), ICE HOUSE STREET, BEFORE

9 A.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1985. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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NEW FIRE STATION FOR SHA TIN

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A SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AND AN AMBULANCE DEPOT ARE TO BE CONSTRUCTED TO SERVE THE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING TIN SUM AREA OF SHA TIN.

THE FIVE-STOREY BU ILD I NGS' W I LL BE LOCATED ON A COMBINED SITE BETWEEN HIN KENG AND LUNG HANG ESTATES.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED IN EACH OF THE BUILDINGS WILL INCLUDE AN APPLIANCE ROOM, WATCH ROOM, OFFICES, BARRACKS, EXERCISE AND RECREATION ROOMS AND CANTEEN.

AN EIGHT-STOREY DRILL TOWER WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE COMBINED DRILL YARD TO PROVIDE TRAINING FACILITIES.

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED IN DECEMBER 1986.

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POLICE STATION TO BE BUILT IN TAI PO

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THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $17 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS AND DIVISIONAL POLICE STATION IN TAI PO.

THE NEW STATION, TO BE BUILT ON A 5 1OO-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT NAM WAN ROAD NEAR THE TOWN CENTRE, WILL CONSIST OF A THREE-STOREY PODIUM AND A 16-STOREY TOWER BLOCK.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED wILL INCLUDE OFFICES, PUBLIC REPORTING FACILITIES, BARRACKS, CELLS, CANTEEN AND MESS FACILITIES, DOG KENNELS, EQUIPMENT STORAGE AND VEHICLE PARKING AND SERVICING FACILITIES.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN MID-SEPTEMBER AND BE COMPLETED BY JUNE 1987.

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RESTRICTED ZONES IN SAI KUNG

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A NUMBER OF ROADS IN SAI KUNG WILL BE DESIGNATED 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 23).

THEY ARE:

* PO TUNG ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HIRAM’S HIGHWAY TO ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI MONG TSAI ROAD.

* HIRAM’S HIGHWAY FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH PO TUNG ROAD TO A POINT 300 METRES SOUTHWESTWARD.

* TAI MONG TSAI ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH PO TUNG ROAD TO A POINT 100 METRES NORTHWARD.

* MAN NIN STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH PO TUNG ROAD TO A POINT 105 METRES SOUTHEASTWARD.

ALL MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

CONGRESSMEN RESPOND TO HE'S CRITICISM OP JENKINS BILL........ 1

WORKING GROUP ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER SEP UP ................... 2

DB MEMBERS TO DISCUSS CHEUNG CHAU PLAN ........................ 2

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES IN KHUN TONG .............. 3

HONG KONG'S FIRST CIRCULAR FOOTBRIDGE OPENED .................. 4

SUPPORT FOR POST OFFICE COURTESY DRIVE ........................ 4

JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS PRAISED ............................ 5

HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS FOR RSD LIBRARIES ....................... 6

BEAT RADIO SYSTEM EXTENDED TO N.T.............................. 7

FENCING CLINIC TO IMPROVE SKILL IN USING SWORDS ............... 7

TWO KOWLOON SITES OFFERED FOR RENT ............................ 8

SUB-OFFICES ON THE MOVE........................................ 8

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1985

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CONGRESSMEN RESPOND TO HK’S CRITICISM OF JENKINS BILL *****

LOBBYING BY HONG KONG’S COMMISSIONER FOR COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS IN NEW YORK, MR BILL DORWARD, AGAINST THE PROTECTIONIST TEXTILES AND APPAREL TRADE ENFORCEMENT BILL, KNOWN AS THE JENKINS-THURMOND BILL, HAS BROUGHT A SUBSTANTIAL RESPONSE FROM MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS, ACCORDING TO A REPORT RECEIVED FROM THE HONG KONG OFFICE IN NEW YORK.

EIGHTEEN REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS HAVE SO FAR REPLIED TO THE LETTER WHICH MR DORWARD SENT TO ALL MEMBERS OF BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS LAST MONTH, POINTING OUT SOME OF THE INCONSISTENCIES IN THE BILL.

+THE RESPONSE IS GRATIFYING, PARTICULARLY IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT CONGRESS IS NOW IN ITS SUMMER RECESS AND MANY MEMBERS ARE ON VACATION OR OVERSEAS VISITS,* MR DORWARD SAID.

AMONG THOSE WRITING TO HIM WERE LEADING SENATORS EDWARD KENNEDY OF MASSACHUSSETTS AND BILL BRADLEY OF NEW JERSEY.

ONE IMPORTANT LETTER WAS FROM SENATOR ERNEST HOLLINGS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, WHO IS THE SENIOR DEMOCRAT IN THE CONGRESSIONAL TEXTILE CAUCUS AND WAS A CANDIDATE FOR HIS PARTY’S PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION LAST YEAR.

SENATOR HOLLINGS, WHO IS A CO-SPONSOR OF THE BILL, POINTED OUT THAT TEXTILE IMPORTS HAVE GROWN AT AN ANNUAL RATE OF 19 PER CENT OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS, WHILE LATEST FIGURES SHOW TEXTILE INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT AT A RECORD LOW.

IN REPLY, MR DORWARD SAID THAT THERE WAS +LITTLE CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP* BETWEEN IMPORTS AND THE REDUCTION IN U.S. TEXTILE EMPLOYMENT, BECAUSE THE MAIN LOSS IN JOBS HAD BEEN IN THE THREE YEARS BEFORE THE RECENT SURGE IN IMPORTS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT U.S. TEXTILE EXPORTS HAD PEAKED IN 1980 AND THEN HAD TUMBLED AS THE U.S. DOLLAR STRENGTHENED, WIPING OUT THOUSANDS OF JOBS.

MR DORWARD SAID THAT THE JENKINS-THURMOND BILL PROPOSED +SWINGEING CUTBACKS ON CERTAIN THIRD WORLD SUPPLIERS WHOSE EXPORTS IN MANY CASES HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO SOME DEGREE OF RESTRAINT FOR 25 YEARS*.

+THIS WOULD MEAN, IN EFFECT, THAT THESE SUPPLIERS - AND NOTABLY, AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, HONG KONG WHICH IS UNIQUELY DEPENDENT ON THE TEXTILE TRADE AND WHICH OFFERS THE UNITED STATES A COMPLETELY FREE AND OPEN MARKET - WERE BEING PENALISED FOR JOB LOSSES DUE LARGELY TO IMPROVED U.S. PRODUCTIVITY AND AN INFLATED DOLLAR,* HE WROTE.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1985

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WORKING GROUP ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER SET UP ’ * * * *

A WORKING GROUP HAS BEEN FORMED UNDER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD TO STUDY THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

A CONVENOR OF THE WORKING GROUP, MR SO SHIU-SHING, URGED TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES IN TUEN MUN TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE GREEN PAPER.

+ IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE WIDER PUBLIC CONSULTATION, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS AND RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS CAN REFLECT THEIR VIEWS TO ELECTED DB MEMBERS IN THEIR OWN CONSTITUENCIES,* MR SO SAID.

+MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ALSO WELCOME TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE PROPOSALS BY WRITING TO THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE,* HE ADDED.

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DB MEMBERS TO DISCUSS * * *

CHEUNG CHAU PLAN *

ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND LAYOUT PLAN, PREPARED BY THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, AT THEIR MEETING ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 23).

THE PLAN, WHICH AMPLIFIES GENERAL PLANNING PROPOSALS OUTLINED IN THE PREVIOUSLY APPROVED CHEUNG CHAU OUTLINE DEVELOPMENT PLAN, PROVIDES THE BASIS FOR FUTURE ENGINEERING WORKS AND GUIDELINES FOR DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE ISLAND.

ITS MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROVIDE LAND FOR VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS THAT ARE IN DEMAND- TO PROVIDE APPROPRIATE COMMUNITY FACILITIES FOR THE LOCAL POPULATION- TO IMPROVE THE LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND TO PRESERVE THE RURAL CHARACTERISTICS CF THE AREA AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

ACCORDING TO THE PROPOSALS, SITES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED FOR NEW VILLAGE LOTS AND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES INCLUDING A NEw MARKET COMPLEX AND AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE.

SITES WILL ALSO BE RESERVED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEw SECONDARY SCHOOL AND LOW-DENSITY RESIDENTIAL HOUSING AND HOLIDAY HOMES.

/BOARD }.3MBSRS..........

WEDNESDAY, AUGUSP 21, 1985

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROVISION OF ASSISTANCE RENDERED BY THE CIVIL AID SERVICES TO THE ISLANDS DISTRICT; THE NAMING OF NEW STREETS COMPLETED DURING RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ON CHEUNG CHAU; AND THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO APPLICANTS RECOMMENDED BY THE CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE CF THE BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEETING, TO BE HELD AT 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 23) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE, 16TH FLOOR, SINCERE BUILDING, 173 DES VOEUX ROAD, CENTRAL.

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FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES IN KWUN TONG *****

COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS IN KWUN TONG INTERESTED IN PROVIDING SOCIAL SERVICES TO LOCAL RESIDENTS CAN NOW APPLY FOR FUNDS FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD.

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, MR LI WAH-MING, SAID: +APART FROM MONITORING THE PROVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT IN GENERAL, WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO JOIN HANDS WITH LOCAL VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND OTHER BONA-FIDE ORGANISATIONS TO PROVIDE DIRECT SERVICES TO RESIDENTS.+

+WE HAVE SENT LETTERS TO VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS INVITING THEM TO APPLY FOR FUNDS TO ORGANISE PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS,+ HE SAID.

THESE PROJECTS MUST BE IMPLEMENTED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 15 THIS YEAR AND FEBRUARY 21, 1986 TO FACILITATE THE ACCOUNTS OF THE DISTR ICT BOARD, HE ADDED.

ANY ORGANISATION CAN SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE APPLICATION, BUT THE PROPOSED PROJECT MUST NOT BE A REGULAR PROGRAMME OF THE APPLICANT.

♦ ALL APPLICATIONS SHOULD REACH THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT BY SEPTEMBER 10, AND wILL BE CONSIDERED AT THE NEXT SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING IN EARLY OCTOBER,+ MR LI CONTINUED.

IN THE LAST FINANCIAL YEAR, THE COMMITTEE SPENT $130 000 ON 26 SOCIAL SERVICES PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1985

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HONG KONG’S FIRST CIRCULAR FOOTBRIDGE OPENED

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HONG KONG’S FIRST CIRCULAR AND COVERED FOOTBRIDGE ABOVE A BUSY JUNCTION IN CAUSEWAY BAY WAS OPENED TO THE PUBLIC THIS (WEDNESDAY) MORNING.

THE $3 MILLION WALKWAY, LINKING SUGAR STREET, YEE WO STREET AND PENNINGTON STREET, WILL PROVIDE A SAFE CROSSING FOR PEDESTRIANS.

THE FOOTBRIDGE IS SPECIALLY DESIGNED WITH 18 PAIRS OF ARCHSHAPED COLUMNS SUPPORTING THE ROOF AND PROVIDES A PLEASANT APPEARANCE ABOVE THE BUSY JUNCTION.

UNDER THE SAME PROJECT, PART OF YEE WO STREET, PENNINGTON STREET AND SUGAR STREET WILL BE RE-ALIGNED AND WIDENED TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN THE AREA.

THE ENTIRE PROJECT, COSTING 36.6 MILLION IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

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SUPPORT FOR POST OFFICE COURTESY DRIVE X X X

THE CHAIRMAN OF HEUNG YEE KUK, MR LAU WONG-FAT, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD, MR TAI KUEN, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) LED A GROUP OF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ON A VISIT OF THE TUEN MUN SAN HUI AND YUEN LONG POST OFFICES, TWO OF THE 30 POST OFFICES TAKING PART IN THE CURRENT WORK AND COURTESY IMPROVEMENT SCHEME.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR DAVID LAN, THE GROUP WAS BRIEFED ON THE SCHEME IN WHICH 300 COUNTER STAFF IN THE POST OFFICES HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THEIR OWN INITIATIVE IN SHOWING A GENERAL IMPROVEMENT IN WORK AND IN PROVIDING A COURTEOUS SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

MR LAU SAID HE WAS PLEASED WITH THE EFFORTS MADE BY THE COUNTER STAFF AND SAID HE WAS SURE THE N.T. HEUNG YEE KUK, DISTRICT BOARDS AND RURAL COMMITTEES AND ALL NEW TERRITORIES RESIDENTS WOULD WELCOME THE SPECIAL DRIVE AND GIVE IT FULL SUPPORT.

THE POST OFFICE IS AMONG 10 GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TAKING PART IN THE SCHEME INITIATED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1985

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JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS PRAISED * * * *

UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR (IYY) CENTRAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE, MRS. SELINA CHOW LIANG SHUK-YEE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) PRAISED THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS FOR THEIR CONTINUOUS AND REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS.

MRS. CHOW SAID THAT THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS WERE A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE THEME OF 1985 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR — PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE.

VISITING THE SUMMER CAMP AT THE WU KAI SHA YOUTH VILLAGE THIS MORNING, MRS. CHOW HOPED THAT THE STRENUOUS EFFORTS JPC HAD MADE IN COMMUNITY SERVICES WOULD HELP MAKE HONG KONG A PEACEFUL AND STABLE PLACE TO LIVE.

ON THE BIRTH OF THE JPC TV PROGRAMME, MRS. CHOW RECALLED THAT WHEN SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE ELEVEN YEARS AGO. THIS IDEA FIRST STRUCK HER WHEN SHE WAS VIEWING AN EPISODE OF A TV YOUTH PROGRAMME PRODUCED BY THE UK POLICE FORCE.

’’INDEED, IT PROVES THAT WE ARE WORKING ON THAT THE IDEA CAN ALSO CATER SOCIAL NEEDS,”

THE RIGHT WAY AND

YOUNGSTERS CAN

’’AS TV HAS A VERY HIGH AUDIENCE RATE, OUR YOUNGSTERS CAN THEREFORE PARTICIPATE THROUGH ELECTRONIC MEDIA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME, THUS FURTHER DEVELOP THEIR AWARENESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S RESPONSIBILITY AND SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE COMMUNITY,

SHE ADDED.

MEANWHILE, MRS. CHOW NOTED THAT THE SUCCESS OF JPC SCHEME WAS WELL REFLECTED BY ITS 400,000-STRQNG MEMBERSHIP.

MRS CHOW THEN WISHED THE COMMUNITY AND JPC MEMBERS TO TREASURE THIS FRUITFUL RESULT -- THE ESTABLISHING OF AN UNDERSTANDABLE LINK BETWEEN THE POLICE AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE.

OTHER GUESTS VISITING THE CAMP TODAY INCLUDED SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR IAN MACPHERSON, ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR. BARRIE WIGGHAM, AND COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

, MR. RAYMON ANN ING.

AT THE WELCOMING CEREMONY THE JPC MEMBERS TOGETHER WITH 200 VIEWERS OF THE TVB 'YOUTH MAGAZINE’ PROGRAMME STAGED A SPECTACULAR IYY—JPC WORD DISPLAY.

IN ADDITION, THERE WERE ALSO MASS SINGING OF IYY THEME SONG, VITALITY EXERCISE DEMONSTRATION, AND A TELEMATCH BETWEEN JPC TEA/ AND YOUTH MAGAZINE TEAM.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1985

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TOURING THE CAMP AND SEEING CAMPERS TAKING PART IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES, MRS. CHOW AND OTHER GUESTS WERE GREETED BY THE CAMPERS WHO ALL SAID THAT THEY APPRECIATED THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET AND TO SHARE FUN WITH OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE. THEY ALSO PLEDGED THEIR SUPPORT TO THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME.

THE JPC SUMMER CAMP WHICH IS A CENTRAL PART OF THE ON-GOING FIGHT YOUTH CRIME CAMPAIGN FORMS PART OF THE 1985 IYY PROGRAMME FEATURING THE THEME --- PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE.

APART FROM RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, THERE WERE ALSO SEMINARS ON ’YOUTH PROBLEMS’ AND ’YOUTH PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE’ DURING THE CAMP.

MEANWHILE VARIOUS ENTERTAINMENTS WERE ALSO ARRANGED FOR CAMPERS IN THE EVENING. THESE INCLUDED A CONCERT BY WELL-KNOWN SINGER TERENCE TSOI, DISCO NIGHT AND A FOLK CONCERT.

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HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS FOR RSD LIBRARIES * * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY THE OPENING HOURS OF ITS PUBLIC LIBRARIES ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 24) AND MONDAY (AUGUST 26), BOTH PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

ON SATURDAY ALL RSD’S LIBRARIES, EXCEPT THOSE AT MU I WO, PENG CHAU AND SOUTH LAMMA, WILL OPEN FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM.

THE OPENING HOURS OF THE MUI WO AND PENG CHAU LIBRARIES WILL BE BETWEEN 10 AM AND 1 PM.

THE MOBILE LIBRARY AND THE SOUTH LAMMA LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AS IN THE PAST.

SOUTH KWAI CHUNG

ON MONDAY LIBRARIES AT CHEUNG CHAU, SAI KUNG, SHEUNG SHU I, SOUTH KWAI CHUNG, TAI PO, TUEN MUN (TAI HING) AND MU VO WILL OPEN IN THE MORNING ONLY WHILE THE OTHER PUBLIC LIBRARIES WILL

BE CLOSED.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1985

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BEAT RADIO SYSTEM EXTENDED TO N.T. * * * * *

TwO CONTRACTS JUST AWARDED WORTH A TOTAL OF »3.5 MILLION WILL ENABLE ALL BEAT CONSTABLES IN NEW TERRITORIES TOWNS TO BE PROVIDED WITH BEAT RADIOS BY THE END OF THIS YEAR.

THE CONTRACTS FOR PORTABLE RADIOS, BASE STATIONS AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT WILL GIVE NEW TERRITORIES REGION AN INTERIM BEAT RADIO SYSTEM THAT WILL BE REPLACED AND UPGRADED WITHIN SIX YEARS TO \EEP THE FORCE IN PACE WITH POPULATION AND OTHER GROWTH IN THE REGION.

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE PLANNED EVENTUALLY TO EQUAL THE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY AND SOPHISTICATION OF EQUIPMENT BEING USED OR PLANNED ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND IN KOWLOON.

FROM NOVEMBER UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR THE RADIOS WILL BE INTRODUCED FIRST IN TUEN MUN DISTRICT FOLLOWED BY YUEN LONG, SHEUNG SHU I, TAI PO AND SHATIN.

THE FIVE TRANSMITTER STATIONS WILL RADIATE SIGNALS FROM THE ROOFS OF THE DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS WHILE TRANSMISSIONS FROM OFFICERS ON THE BEAT WILL BE ROUTED THROUGH 10 SATELLITE RECEIVERS.

THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE SATELLITE RECEIVERS WILL ALLOW SIGNALS . BE RECEIVED IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE MANNER SINCE THE OUTPUT POWER FROM THE HAND PORTABLES IS QUITE LOW.

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FENCING CLINIC TO IMPROVE SKILL IN USING SWORDS

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THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR FENCING ASSOCIATION wILL JOINTLY hOLD A FENCING CLINIC BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER FOR THOSE wHO WISH TO IMPROVE The IK SK ILLS IN THE SPORT.

THE CLINIC wrtICH IS THE THIRD TO BE ORGANISED THIS YEAR, .v ILL HOLD CLASSES BETWEEN 7.30 P.M. AND 10.30 P.M. ON SUNDAYS IN QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AND FROM 7 P.M. TO 10 P.' ON FRIDAYS IN THE BOUNDARY STREET INDOOR GAMES HALL.

ANYONE wHC POSSESSES A BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF FENCING HAY APPLY, BUT THOSE wHO ARE AGED UNDER 16 MUST FIRST OBTAIN APPROVALS FROM ThEIR PARENTS OR oUARDIANS.

/THE EVS.T .......

WjS£Ni£SDAY, AUGUST 21, 1985

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THE EVENT IS LIMITED TO 100 PARTICIPANTS WHO wILL BE CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THEIR STANDARDS. NOVIC FENCERS W ILL BE TRAINED IN GROUPS wHILE MORE COMPETENT PLAYERS WILL BE GIVEN INDIVIDUAL LESSONS BY EXPERIENCED COACHES.

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW OBTAINABLE FROM THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM THE HONG KONG AMATEUR FENCING ASSOCIATION AT ROOM 1004, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AND THE MORSE PARK AND BOUNDARY STREET INDOOR GAMES HALLS.

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TWO KOWLOON SITES OFFERED FOR RENT X X X *

THE LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SHORT-TERM TENANCIES OF TWO SITES IN TSZ WAN SHAN, KOWLOON.

THE FIRST SITE, FOR USE AS A FLOWER STALL, IS AT PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND MEASURES 125 SQUARE METRES.

THE OTHER SITE OF ABOUT 10 300 SQUARE METRES IS AT THE JUNCTION OF PO KONG VILLAGE ROAD AND FUNG TAK ROAD. IT IS TO BE USED FOR PARKING CARS AND GOODS VEHICLES, BUT NOT CONTAINER VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY OF THE SITES IS FOR THREE YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS. THE DEADLINE FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 6.

TENDER FORMS, NOTICES AND CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND PLANS AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION AT THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, AND THE KOWLOON EAST DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON.

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SUB—OFFICES ON THE MOVE

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THE TUEN MUN SUB-OFFICES OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION, WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS DIVISION AND THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE WILL MOVE TO NEW PREMISES ON THE FIRST FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES, TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 23).

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES IN THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION’S OFFICE IS 0-45111435 IN THE -OMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS DIVISION’S OFFICE, 0-45130155 AND IN THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE’S OFFICE, 0-4511136.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

LORD MAYOR OF LONDON ARRIVING ON VISIT ......................... 1

SIR JOHN VISITS YAU TONG FACTORIES.............................. 3

NEW PIN SION SCHEME PROPOSED.................................... 3

POST OFFICE PRAISED FOR COURTESY DRIVE.......................... 4

CAR TESTING CENTRE APPLICATIONS INVITED ........................ 5

CLINIC SERVICES FOR HOLIDAY PERIOD.............................. 6

NEW OFFICE FOR HARBOUR CONTROL SECTION ......................... 6

ANOTHER 175 OOO PUBLIC HOUSING FLATS TO BE BUILT............... 7

TWO RECEIVE TOP MARKS IN FBI COURSE............................ 8

ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMES FOR RESIDENTS .......................... 9

ENTRIES INVITED FOR JUNIOR FOIL CHAMPIONSHIPS................. 10

DISCO NIGHT FOR 1 000 KWUN TONG YOUTHS ....................... 11

ANOTHER CHANCE TO LEARN TO SWIM................................ 12

PRIZES FOR CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS............................. 12

HONG KONG SUB-OFFICE SET TO MOVE............................... 13

ROAD CLOSURE IN WAN CHAI

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1985

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LORD MAYOR OF LONDON ARRIVING ON VISIT * * * * *

THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR ALAN TRAILL, AND LADY MAYORESS WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 24) FOR A SIX-DAY VISIT.

SIR ALAN AND HIS PARTY ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ON FLIGHT CX 710, ETA 3 PM FROM JAKARTA, INDONESIA.

DURING HIS STAY, SIR ALAN WILL BE MEETING SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND BUSINESSMEN, AND WILL BE UPDATING HIMSELF ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TERRITORY.

ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 27) MORNING, SIR ALAN WILL VISIT THE BRITISH TRADE COMMISSION AND MEET THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR CHRISTIAN ADAMS. HE WILL LATER CALL ON LOCAL BUSINESSMEN. AFTERWARDS, SIR ALAN WILL PRESENT GOLD MEDALS AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL TO CANDIDATES WHO EXCELLED IN VARIOUS LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY EXAMINATIONS.

THE SAME MORNING, LADY TRAILL WILL VISIT THE HONG KONG ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN WAN CHAI. THE ACADEMY, DUE TO OPEN NEXT MONTH, WILL BE THE FIRST CENTRE TO BE BUILT IN HONG KONG SPECIALLY FOR VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS.

SIR ALAN AND LADY TRAILL WILL LATER MEET THE CHAIRMAN CF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, AND LUNCH WITH URBAN COUNCILLORS. IN THE AFTERNOON, SIR ALAN AND LADY TRAILL WILL VISIT SHA TIN NEW TOWN, AND WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT. LATER, THEY WILL TOUR THE LUNG HANG ESTATE, WHICH ACCOMMODATES 26 000 PEOPLE IN 4 367 RENTAL UNITS AND 1 424 HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FLATS.

ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 28), SIR ALAN WILL BE BUSY MEETING A NUMBER OF LOCAL BUSINESSMEN AND SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AS WELL.

ON THE SAME DAY, LADY TRAILL WILL BE HAVING A LOOK AT VARIOUS WELFARE SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED. SHE WILL FIRST VISIT THE LADY MACLEHOSE POKFULAM PHAB CENTRE FROM WHERE SHE WILL PROCEED TO THE POKFULAM RIDING SCHOOL. LATER, SHE WILL VISIT THE PO LEUNG KUK’S SHELTERED WORKSHOP AND A HOSTEL FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED. SHE WILL ALSO ATTEND A LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN.

ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 29) MORNING, SIR ALAN WILL BE MEETING LOCAL BUSINESSMEN AGAIN BEFORE DEPARTING FOR PEKING.

/SIR ALAN .......

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1985

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SIR ALAN WILL MEET THE MEDIA AT THE AIRPORT VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER SIR ALAN AND LADY TRAILL’S VISITS*

1. ARRIVAL AT KAI TAK

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THE ARRIVAL OF SIR ALAN SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR CF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING BY 2.10 PM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 24). THEY ARE REMINDED TO BRING ALONG THEIR PRESS IDENTITY CARDS.

2. MEDAL PRESENTATION CEREMONY

PRESS REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THIS FUNCTION SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL HALL, FOURTH FLOOR, 253 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI, AT 11.10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 27).

3. VISIT TO SHA TIN

PRESS TRANSPORT WILL LEAVE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES CARPARK AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 27).

4. VISIT TO POKFULAM PHAB CENTRE AND POKFULAM RIDING SCHOOL

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE LADY MACLEHOSE POKFULAM PHAB CENTRE AT 75 POKFULAM ROAD AT 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 28).

5. PRESS CONFERENCE AT AIRPORT

SIR ALAN WILL MEET THE MEDIA IN THE AIRPORT VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT 10.30 AM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 29) BEFORE DEPARTING FOR PEKING ON FLIGHT BA 3, ETD 11.15 AM. THOSE COVERING THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR AT 10 AM.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1985

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SIR JOHN VISITS YAU TONG FACTORIES * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, TODAY (THURSDAY) CONTINUED HIS ROUND OF FACTORY VISITS BY TOURING A SHIPBUILDING FACTORY AND A KITCHENWARE FACTORY IN YAU TONG, KOWLOON.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR PHILIP MACKLEY, HE FIRST VISITED THE CHUNG WAH SHIPBUILDERS LIMITED AT CHA KWO LING ROAD, AND WAS MET BY THE COMPANY’S MANAGING DIRECTOR, M? PETER WONG.

INCORPORATED IN 1982 AS A SUBSIDIARY OF THE CHUNG WAH SHIPBUILDING AND ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED, CHUNG WAH SHIPBUILDERS HAS A 4 OOO-SQUARE-METRE BERTH CAPABLE OF BUILDING SHIPS UP TO 7 000 DEADWEIGHT TONS.

APART FROM SHIPBUILDING, THE FACTORY IS ALSO ENGAGED IN SHIP-REPAIRING, MARINE ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF OFF-SHORE STRUCTURES AND EQUIPMENT.

THE COMPANY IS NOW ENGAGED IN SUPPLYING 15 FAST PATROL BOATS TO THE MARINE POLICE.

SIR JOHN THEN WENT TO SUNNEX PRODUCTS LIMITED AT YAU TONG BAY WHERE HE TOURED THE PRODUCTION FLOORS WITH THE FACTORY’S MANAGING DIRECTOR, DR HENRY YU.

ESTABLISHED IN 1971 AS A RESULT OF THE SUNBEAM MANUFACTURING GROUP’S REORGANISATION, THE COMPANY PRODUCES STAINLESS STEEL TEAWARE, HOLLOWARE, FLATWARE AND COOKWARE INCLUDING POTS, PANS, DISHES, SPOONS AND FORKS. APART FROM LOCAL SALES, ITS PRODUCTS ARE EXPORTED TO EUROPE, THE UNITED STATES AND THE MIDDLE EAST.

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NEW PENSION SCHEME PROPOSED * * * * *

IN RESPONSE TO REPRESENTATIONS FROM A NUMBER OF STAFF ASSOCIATIONS A REVIEW HAS BEEN UNDERTAKEN OF THE EXISTING CIVIL SERVICE PENSION SCHEME.

THE PRESENT ARRANGEMENTS HAVE REMAINED LARGELY UNCHANGED SINCE 1949 AND THE REVIE* SUGGESTS THAT THEY ARE OUT-DATED AND IN NEED OF MODERNISATION. AS A RESULT, PROPOSALS FOR A NEW PENSION SCHEME HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP AND STAFF ARE NOW BEING CONSULTED ON THEM.

/THE main .......

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1985

THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE PROPOSED NEW PENSION SCHEME ARE J

(A) THE RAISING OF THE RETIREMENT AGE FROM 55 TO 60.

THIS IS MORE IN KEEPING WITH PRESENT DAY LIFE EXPECTANCY. AT THE SAME TIME, WITH THE RAISING OF THE RETIREMENT AGE, PENSIONS WILL BE EARNED AT A SLOWER RATE;

(B) THE RAISING OF THE PROPORTION OF PENSION WHICH CIVIL SERVANTS CAN COMMUTE FOR A LUMP SUM FROM 25 PER CENT TO 50 PER CENT;

(C) PROVISION FOR CIVIL SERVANTS WHO LEAVE GOVERNMENT AFTER 10 YEARS SERVICE OR MORE TO RECEIVE THEIR EARNED PENSION BENEFITS ON REACHING RETIREMENT AGE.

IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE NEW SCHEME IF APPROVED SHOULD APPLY TO ALL CIVIL SERVANTS APPOINTED ON PENSIONABLE TERMS AFTER THE DATE OF ITS INTRODUCTION. HOWEVER, EXISTING CIVIL SERVANTS WILL BE PERMITTED TO TRANSFER TO THE NEW SCHEME AND RETAIN THEIR EXISTING RETIREMENT AGE OF 55 SHOULD THEY SO WISH.

THE PROPOSED NEW PENSION SCHEME IS THE SECOND STEP TAKEN TO MODERNISE CIVIL SERVICE PENSION ARRANGEMENTS. THE FIRST STEP WAS TAKEN IN 1978 WHEN NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PAYMENT OF PENSIONS TO CIVIL SERVANTS’ DEPENDANTS WERE MADE WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE WIDOWS AND CHILDREN’S PENSION SCHEME TO REPLACE THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS PENSION SCHEME.

THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW SCHEME WILL, IN THE LONG TERM, LEAD TO A REDUCTION IN THE GOVERNMENT’S PENSIONS LIABILITY. THE ACTUAL EXTENT OF SAVINGS WILL DEPEND ON THE FINAL SHAPE OF THE REVISED ARRANGEMENTS AND THE NUMBER OF SERVING CIVIL SERVANTS WHO ELECT TO TRANSFER TO THE NEW SCHEME.

POST OFFICE PRAISED FOR COURTESY DRIVE

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THE POST OFFICE’S COURTESY DRIVE WAS GIVEN SUPPORT TODAY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, DURING A VISIT, TOGETHER * I TH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, TO THE GENERAL POST OFFICE IN CENTRAL.

THE DRIVE HAD SPECIAL MEANING FOR THE POST OFFICE WHOSE COUNTER STAFF AND POSTMEN HAD A GREAT DEAL OF DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE COMMUNITY, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID.

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+MY FELLOW URBAN COUNCILLORS AND I JOIN HONG KONG RESIDENTS IN WELCOMING THIS SPECIAL EFFORT AND GIVE IT FULL SUPPORT, + HE SAID.

WITH MR CHEONG-LEEN WERE MRS ELSIE ELLIOTT, MR WALTER SULKE, NR TONG KAM-BIU AND MR SAMUEL WONG. ALSO PRESENT WAS MR AUGUSTINE CHUI, DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES.

THE VISITORS WERE SHOWN AROUND BY ACTING POSTMASTER GENERAL, MR DAVID LAN.

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CAR TESTING CENTRE APPLICATIONS INVITED *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S PLAN TO HIVE OFF THE EXAMINATION CF PRIVATE CARS TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR HAS COME A STEP CLOSER TO REALITY WITH PRIVATE GARAGES BEING INVITED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FOR DESIGNATION AS CAR TESTING CENTRES.

UNDER THE RECENTLY-AMENDED ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE, ONLY GARAGES DESIGNATED BY GOVERNMENT AS CAR TESTING CENTRES WILL BE AUTHORISED TO INSPECT PRIVATE CARS AND ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF ROADWORTHINESS FOR ANY CAR WHICH HAS PASSED THE TEST SO THAT THE OWNER CAN RELICENSE HIS VEHICLE.

THE LEGISLATION ALSO REQUIRES PRIVATE CARS OVER SIX YEARS OLD TO UNDERGO ANNUAL CHECKS.

+A GARAGE MUST SATISFY THE DEPARTMENT THAT IT HAS SUITABLE FACILITIES AND COMPETENT TECHNICAL STAFF NECESSARY FOR EXAMINING PRIVATE CARS BEFORE IT CAN BE DESIGNATED AS A CAR TESTING CENTRE,+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID. THE CENTRE WILL ALSO HAVE TO COMPLY WITH A CODE OF PRACTICE SETTING OUT THE DETAILED PROCEDURES AND SPECIFYING THE EQUIPMENT TO BE USED FOR CAR INSPECTIONS.

♦THE DESIGNATION WILL BE VALID FOR THREE YEARS AND A FEE OF $10 000 WILL BE LEVIED FOR THE DESIGNATION OR ITS SUBSEQUENT RENEWAL,+ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED, ADDING THAT ABOUT A DOZEN GARAGES WILL BE DESIGNATED AS CAR TESTING CENTRES THIS TIME.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S PRIVATE CAR INSPECTION MONITORING UNIT, SIXTH FLOOR, 32 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI, AND RETURNED TO THE SAME ADDRESS NOT LATER THAN FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 13). APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE RESULT IN MR IT I NG.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1985

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CLINIC SERVICES FOR HOLIDAY PERIOD * * * *

ALL OUT-PATIENT CLINICS, INCLUDING EVENING CLINICS, WILL K CLOSED ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 24), A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

unuzvcp FIGHT OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WILL BE OPENED FROM 9 AM TO’1 PM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 25) AND MONDAY (AUGUST 26), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID.

thf FiCHT CLINICS ARE VIOLET PEEL POLYCLINIC AND SHAU KE I WAN DCKEY CLUB ON HONG KONG ISLAND; KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH StRE,CROBERT D^ACK HEALTH CENTRE AND YAU MA TEIJOCKEY POLYCLINIC IN KOWLOON; LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, --t - --CLUB HEALTH CENTRE AND SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC

YUEN LONG

CLUB

JOCKEY THE

NEW TERRITORIES.

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NEW OFFICE FOR HARBOUR CONTROL SECTION *****

THE HARBOUR CONTROL SECTION OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE OPERATING FROM NEW OFFICE PREMISES STARTING SATURDAY (AUGUST 24).

♦THE NEW ADDRESS, ON THE TENTH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 36 PIER ROAD, IS JUST OPPOSITE THE OLD ADDRESS AT CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PIER,-*- A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE HARBOUR CONTROL DUTY OFFICER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER (5-431958) WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED, BUT THE OTHERS HAVE BEEN CHANGED AS FOLLOWS:

DUTY OFFICER (ARRIVAL AND PRE-ARRIVAL CLEARANCE) 5-8523416

DUTY OFFICER (DEPARTURE) 5-8523414

SEAMAN CONTROL OFFICER 5-8523417

♦ THE SPECIAL OPERATION SECTION AND THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEE SECTION WILL ALSO MOVE TO THE SAME ADDRESS ON THE SAME DAY,+ HE SAID.

MEMBERS OF Th IC WISHING TO MAKE ENQUIRIES SHOULD TELEPHONE 3-7333111, HE ADDED.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1985

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SUFFICIENT CONTRACTS ARE NOW BEING LET BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO ENSURE THAT ANOTHER 175 OOO PUBLIC HOUSING UNITS WILL BE BUILT OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR FRED PANG YUK-LING, SAID This TODAY WHEN OFFICIATING at THE FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY OFFICERS COURSE.

MR PANG SAID THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME, WHICH WAS INCREASINGLY PLACING A GREATER EMPHASIS ON QUALITY AND DURABILITY AS WELL AS QUANTITY, HAD FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS REACHED THE TARGET OF PRODUCING A MINIMUM OF 35 OOO FLATS ANNUALLY.

♦therefore, an aggregate of more than 350 ooo flats will HAVE BEEN BUILT IN THIS DECADE.

♦TO ACHIEVE THIS, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS, AT ANY GIVEN TIME SOME 110 000 FLATS ON ABOUT 70 SITES UNDER CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYING APPROXIMATELY 12 OOO WORKERS.+

MR PANG SAID THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WAS INHERENTLY A HIGH RISK ACTIVITY WITH A VERY HIGH NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS EACH YEAR WHICH WERE OFTEN CAUSED BY HAZARDOUS WORKING CONDITIONS ON CONSTRUCTION SITES.

♦INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT STATISTICS OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS SHOW THAT The CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY HAD FIVE TIMES MORE ACCIDENTS THAN OTHER INDUSTRIES.

♦AND IT WAS AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND THAT THE DECISION WAS TAKEN TO MAKE COMPULSORY THE EMPLOYMENT OF SAFETY OFFICERS WITHIN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY.+

HE DESCRIBED THE DECISION AS BOTH NECESSARY AND TIMELY AND PAID TRIBUTE TO THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING AUTHORITY, THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT FOR THEIR EFFICIENT RESPONSE IN UOINTLY ORGANISING AN APPROPRIATE TRAINING COURSE.

♦PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED SAFETY OFFICERS FROM THIS COURSE WILL PLAY A KEY ROLE IN MEETING THE URGENT NEED TO IMPROVE AND STRENGTHEN SITE AWARENESS AND EDUCATION.

♦AND IN SO DOING, THEIR PROFESSIONAL SKILLS WILL BE APPLIED TO ALLEVIATING THIS SOMEWHAT INTRACTABLE PROBLEM.+

♦WITH AN ANNUAL INTAKE OF 80 STUDENTS, THE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY COURSE WILL MAKE A VERY SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO MEETING THE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDUSTRY WHEN THE NEW LEGISLATION COMES INTO EFFECT IN FUTURE,* MR PANG ADDED.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1985

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TWO RECEIVE TOP MARKS IN FBI COURSE * * * *

TWO SENIOR POLICE OFFICERS WHO RECENTLY COMPLETED A FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION COURSE ACHIEVED OUTSTANDING RESULTS. BOTH SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT YIP KWOK-KEUNG AND SUPERINTENDENT SYDNEY CHAU TRAINING IN THE 141ST SESSION

EXCELLED IN ACADEMIC AND PHYSICAL CF THE FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY.

VIEWSBANDAFXPFR lPwrrTwfLTo^S,URE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXCHANGE attendedDfromEai Tuc25ADILnW enforcement OFFICERS WHO SeY ?LSO ESTABLlsSrn ! Ta^a2RL?tuT^?UGH THE TRAINING PROGRAMME, mtr ALou ESTABLISHED LIAISON WITH OVERSEAS POLICE FORCES.

0FFERED A BALANCED PROGRAMME OF MANAGEMENT AND POLICE ADMINISTRATION.

THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM INCLUDED COURSES ON MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE, LAW EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION ARTS AND FORENSIC SCIENCE.

THROUGH AFFILIATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, STUDENTS CF THE COURSE EARN CREDITS FOR CONTINUATION TRAINING THROUGH THE UNVERSITY.

HONG KONG’S TWO OFFICERS ACHIEVED GRADE A IN ALMOST ALL SUBJECTS AND WERE AWARDED CERTIFICATES. A ALL

MR YIP ALSO RECEIVED AN AWARD OF DISTINCTION - A SPECIAu AWARD FOR THE BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION.

APART FROM ACADEMIC TRAINING, POLICE OFFICERS PARTICIPATING IN THE COURSE HAD TO UNDERGO TOUGH TRAINING IN FIREARMS AND PHYSICAL FITNESS. THE TWO HONG KONG OFFICERS AGAIN RECEIVED TOP MARKS.

A SPORTS FAN, SYDNEY ALSO PARTICIPATED IN A PHYSICAL CHALLENGE PROGRAMME, IN WHICH HE JOINED A RUNNING PROGRAMME REQUIRING EVERYONE TO RUN 10 MILES WITH STRENUOUS EXERCISES AND OBSTACLES UN THE WAY.

HE WAS THE FIRST IN THE MID-TERM CHALLENGE, AND WAS AWARDED A CERTIFICATE FOR THE PROGRAMME.

«.eenJJJE P*° 0FF<CERS HAVE NO DOUBT ABOUT THE VALUE OF THE TRAINING mcrcoci’1-rH2W^VER’ THEY SAW THE CHANCE OF TALKING TO OFFICERS FROM DIFFERENT RANKS AND FORCES AS OF PARAMOUNT USE.

250 OFFICERS SENT TO THE COURSE INCLUDED OFFICERS FROM ahctdJ^i *CAN STATES. THERE WERE ALSO REPRESENTATIVES FROM GERMANY AHONnuRA$' EGyPT» THE UNITED KINGDOM, WEST

GERMANY, HONDURAS, JAPAN, TAIWAN, AND URUGUAY.

/BOTE MR YU ........

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BOTH MR YIP AND MR CHAU ARE NOT WITHOUT INTERNATIONAL TRAINING EXPERIENCE. MR YIP, WHO GRADUATED FROM POLICE TRAINING SCHOOL IN 1967 WITH THE BATON HONOUR, WAS SENT TO THE METROPOLITAN POLICE COLLEGE IN HENDON, ENGLAND, IN 1973 AND AGAIN LEFT WITH A BATON OF HONOUR.

SYDNEY CHAU STARTED HIS POLICE CAREER 15 YEARS AGO AND RECEIVED HIS CID OVERSEAS TRAINING IN WAKEFIELD IN YORKSHIRE, NORTH ENGLAND IN 1979. THREE YEARS AGO, HE WAS SECONDED TO THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT CF INTERPOL IN PARIS.

”1 WAS RECOMMENDED TO THE FBI COURSE BY INTERPOL AND IT WAS APPROVED BY THE TRAINING WING HERE. I WAS SECONDED TO PARIS FOR IWO YEARS AND WAS THEN ON A SIX MONTH EXTENSION. THEN I WENT TO THE UNITED STATES.”

WORKING FOR INTERPOL EXPOSED MR CHAU TO NEW EXPERIENCE IN COLLATING INTELLIGENCE ON ORGANISED CRIME IN OVERSEAS COUNTRIES. HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH INTERPOL AND THE FBI HAS HELPED DEVELOP BETTER LIAISON WITH THE HONG KONG FORCE.

THE TWO HONG KONG POLICEMEN ALSO VISITED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS IN WASHINGTON, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO AND DISCUSSED LOCAL POLICING PROBLEMS WITH SENIOR OFFICERS THERE.

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ENTERTAINMENT AND GAMES FOR RESIDENTS ******

CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO AN ENTERTAINING AFTERNOON OF FUN AND GAMES AT THE CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 25).

THE DISTRICT’S IYY FUN DAY AND YOUTH POP CONCERT WILL FEATURE AEROBIC DANCING BY TELEVISION ARTISTES, PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS! FOLK SONGS, ORIENTAL AND WESTERN DANCING, AND GAMES STALLo.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, YMCA, YWCA, HONG KONG CARITAS, THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND IS SPONSORED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL.

EIGHT GAMES STALLS WILL BE PUT UP AT THE PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT FOR YOUNGSTERS AND TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT SEVEN DISTRIBUTION POINTS IN THE DISTRICT.

/THEY ARE .......

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THEY ARE THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE YWCA KENNEDY TOWN SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE, THE YMCA BRIDGES STREET CENTRE, CAINE ROAD CARITAS CENTRE, CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE, KENNEDY TOWN; WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE; AND THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICE, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT IYY FUN DAY AND YOUTH POP CONCERT ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 25) AT 1.30 PM IN THE CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT, CENTRAL.

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ENTRIES INVITED FOR JUNIOR FOIL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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APPLICANTS ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE JUNIOR FOIL CHAMPIONSHIPS 1985 WHICH WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14 AND 21 AT THE MORSE PARK INDOOR GAMES HALL.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR FENCING ASSOCIATION.

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO BOYS AND GIRLS SECTIONS AND ARE RESTRICTED TO THOSE WHO ARE AGED UNDER 16 AND HAVE THE APPROVAL OF THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS.

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM; THE HONG KONG AMATEUR FENCING ASSOCIATION AT ROOM 1004, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM; AND THE MORSE PARK AND BOUNDARY STREET INDOOR GAMES HALLS.

THE ENTRY FEE FOR THE EVENT IS $5 PER PERSON AND THE CLOSING DATE IS SEPTEMBER 5.

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DISCO NIGHT FOR 1 OOO KWUN TONG YOUTHS * * * * *

MORE THAN 1 000 YOUTHS WILL BE SHUFFLING THEIR FEET TO THE LATEST DISCO BEAT WHEN THEY DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 24) AT THE KWUN TONG DISCO NITE.

HOSTED BY TWO DISC JOCKEYS FROM RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, MISS CANDY CHEA AND MR Y.S. MAK, THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE KAI YIP ESTATE RECREATION CENTRE.

ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, IT WILL ALSO MARK THE CLOSING HIGHLIGHT CF THE DISTRICT’S SIX-WEEK SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CLOSING IN A CEREMONY BEFORE THE DANCING BEGINS.

MR WIGGHAM WILL PRESENT CERTIFICATES FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES TO VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS WHICH HAVE HELPED IN THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

WITH A SPONSORSHIP OF $345 000 FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, ABOUT 400 ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS WERE ORGANISED DURING THE SIX-WEEK KWUN TONG SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SYP CLOSING CEREMONY AND YOUTH DISCO NITE TO BE HELD AT 7.30 PM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 24) AT THE KAI YIP ESTATE RECREATION CENTRE (NEXT TO KAI LOK HOUSE, KAI YIP ESTATE).

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ANOTHER CHANCE TO LEARN TO SWIM X * *

THE FIFTH SERIES OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S POPULAR +LEARN-TO-SWIM+ SCHEME WILL BE HELD AT VARIOUS PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER 2 (MONDAY).

UNDER THIS SERIES, A TOTAL OF 55 CLASSES COMPRISING 1 650 PLACES WILL BE ORGANISED.

THE COURSE WILL LAST FOR FIVE WEEKS WITH THREE ONE-HOUR SESSIONS PER WEEK. ENROLMENT FOR BOYS WILL BEGIN ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 24) AND FOR GIRLS ON THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE ENTRY FEE FOR EACH APPLICANT IS $25.

DETAILS OF ENROLMENT ARE CONTAINED IN THE APPLICATION FORMS WHICH ARE OBTAINABLE AT THE COUNCIL’S VARIOUS SWIMMING

POOL

MORE

WILL

COMPLEXES.

SINCE THE FIRST SERIES STARTED ON APRIL 15 TH IS YEAR, THAN 7 600 PEOPLE HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE SCHEME.

THE SIXTH SERIES, THE LAST TO BE ORGANISED THIS YEAR, START ON OCTOBER 14. ENROLMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED A WEEK

BEFORE THE START OF THE SERIES.

PRIZES FOR CAPTION CONTEST WINNERS

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WINNERS OF THE CAPTIONING CONTEST OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION WILL RECEIVE PRIZES TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT A PRESENTATION AT THE EXHIBITION GALLERY OF THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN PLAZA.

THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DAVID LIN, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROMOTION SUB-COMMITTEE, MR KENNETH TONGSON, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY AT 11 AM.

A FIVE-DAY EXHIBITION OF THE WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AFTER THE PRIZE PRESENTATION.

THE COMPETITION, ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD’S COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION AND CO-ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND THE SING TAO NEWSPAPERS LIMITED TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION.

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HONG KONG SUB-OFFICE SET TO MOVE

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THE TRADE DEPARTMENT’S HONG KONG SUB-OFFICE WILL BE MOVING FROM ITS ASIAN HOUSE, WAN CHAI OFFICE TO HARBOUR BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 38 PIER ROAD IN CENTRAL NEXT SATURDAY (AUGUST 31).

THE NEW OFFICE WILL BE OPENED FOR BUSINESS ON THE FOLLOWING MONDAY AND MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS ARE ADVISED THAT APPLICATION^ FOR CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN; CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN FORM A (GENERALISED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES); TEXTILE LICENCES; AND NON-TEXTILE LICENCES SHOULD BE MADE THERE.

OPENING HOURS OF THE NEW OFFICE WILL BE FROM 8.45 AM TO 12.30 PM AND FROM 1.30 PM TO 5.15 PM MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS AND FROM 9 AM TO 12.30 PM ON SATURDAYS.

MEANWHILE, THE TRADE DEPARTMENT’S OFFICE AT OCEAN CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, WILL CONTINUE TO HANDLE APPLICATIONS FOR THESE CERTIFICATES AND LICENCES. EXPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS CAN ALSO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT’S OFFICE AT OCEAN CENTRE.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN WAN CHAI * * * *

INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD WEST OF FENWICK STREET IN WAN CHAI WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 25) TO FACILITATE FOOTBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, FENWICK STREET BETWEEN GLOUCESTER ROAD AND JAFFE ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND. TRAFFIC ON INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD HEADING FOR HARCOURT ROAD OR THE SECTION CF JAFFE ROAD WEST OF FENWICK STREET WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE FENWICK STREET, LOCKHART ROAD AND ARSENAL STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TALKS WITH SENATOR DOLE CONSTRUCTIVE — GOVERNOR.............. 1

BUSINESSMEN URGED TO FIGHT JENKINS BILL ..................... 3

BRIEFING FOR U.S. SENATORS................................... 4

REGIONAL COUNCIL — MORE DIRECT ROLE FOR PEOPLE............... 5

POSTAL CHARGES GO UP FROM SEPTEMBER 2 ....................... 7

NEW DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN PRODUCED....................... 8

VOTER REGISTRATION SEMINAR IN YUEN LONG...................... 9

LADY BREMRIDGE OPENS CHILDREN CENTRE......................... 9

OFF TO UN TALKS ON CRIME..................................... 11

DRIVE AGAINST +THR0WING OBJECTS^ STARTS ..................... 11

ORDINANCE BROUGHT INTO FORCE................................. 12

GRANTS OFFERED TO ARTS GROUPS, ARTISTS....................... 12

BOARD LOOKS OVER HUNG HOM WORKS ............................. 13

HONG KONG KARATEDO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT 1985 ................. 13

OPEN VETERANS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP 1985 ............. 14

TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR NT CIRCULAR ROAD SECTION OPENING......... 14

VARIETY SHOW ENDS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME..................... 16

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1985

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TALKS WITH SENATOR DOLE CONSTRUCTIVE — GOVERNOR * * * *

HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS HAVE HAD CONSTRUCTIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH U.S. SENATOR, MR ROBERT DOLE, OVER TRADE MATTERS, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE SAID TODAY.

HE WAS TALKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OPENING THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBER IN TSUEN WAN.

ASKED ABOUT HIS TALKS WITH THE SENATOR AND HIS PARTY, SIR EDWARD SAIDi +WE HAD A VERY GOOD TALK. HE HAS TALKED WITH MANY MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND I THINK THEY HAVE BEEN VERY CONSTRUCTIVE DISCUSSIONS.

♦THEY HAVE EXPLAINED TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT THE SITUATION AS THEY SEE IT, AND WE OF COURSE, EXPLAINED TO THEM IN A VERY AMICABLE FASHION THE SITUATION AS WE SEE IT.

♦SO WE HAD A PLEASANT LUNCH WITH HIM, AND HE HAD GOOD TALKS, I THINK, HE AND THE OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS DELEGATION, WITH MEMBERS CF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT THIS MORN ING.+

ASKED WHAT HE THOUGHT ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF THE JENKINS BILL BEING PASSED. SIR EDWARD SAID HE +WOULD NOT LIKE TO COMMENT ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF A BILL IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.+

♦BUT I THINK THAT WHAT HONG KONG THINKS ON THE TRADE ISSUE IS NOW VERY WELL KNOWN BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF CONGRESSMEN THROUGH HERE THIS WEEK,+ HE SAID.

ASKED IF HE THOUGHT THAT HONG KONG COULD BE MADE A SPECIAL CASE, AS CALLED FOR BY MR DOLE, SIR EDWARD SAID: +1 THINK HIS JJDGEMENT OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE SENATE IS REALLY MUCH BETTER THAN MINE.+

ASKED TO CONFIRM REPORTS THAT BY 1994 HONG KONG’S CHIEF SECRETARY WOULD BE A LOCAL CHINESE, SIR EDWARD SAID: +1 THINK WHAT IS HAPPENING IS A VERY NATURAL DEVELOPMENT WHICH HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR SOME TIME AND WILL CONTINUE.

♦BUT IT IS LAID DOWN IN THE JOINT DECLARATION THAT AT THAT TIME THERE WILL BE LOCAL HONG KONG PEOPLE IN THESE POSITIONS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE IN THE GOVERNMENT.+

ASKED ABOUT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S ATTITUDE TOWARDS CIVIL •SERVANTS JOINING THE BASIC LAW CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE, SIR EDwARL, SAID: +SO FAR, I THINK, NO ONE HAS BEEN INVITED OR ASKED TO JOIN, AND I THINK A LOT WOULD DEPEND ON WHAT THE POSITION OF THE CIVIL SERVANT WAS AND WHETHER THERE WOULD BE ANY CONFLICT OF INTEREST BETWEEN THEIR JOBS AND SERVING ON THE COMMITTEE.+

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ON A QUESTION ABOUT PRESS REPORTS ON THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO SET UP AN OMBUDSMAN OFFICE IN THE NEAR FUTURE, HE POINTED OUT THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS REVIEWING A NUMBER OF THE APPEAL AND COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES WHICH ALSO INVOLVED UMELCO.

HE SAID* * INDEED THERE HAS BEEN A GROUP SET UP BY UMELCO TO REVIEW THE SAME THING. WHAT THE OUTCOME OF THAT WOULD BE, I DON’T KNOW. BUT WHATEVER SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE WILL BE VERY CAREFULLY CONSIDERED.*

ASKED IF HE REGARDED AS A WEAKNESS OF THE INDIRECT ELECTION SYSTEM THAT MR LAU WONG-FAT WAS RUNNING AN UNCONTESTED RACE FOR THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL SEAT IN LEGCO, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WAS NOT GOING TO COMMENT ON ANY INDIVIDUAL MEMBER OR ANY INDIVIDUAL CANDIDACY OR SUCCESS IN THE ELECTIONS.

HOWEVER, HE ADDED THAT ON THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THERE WERE A NUMBER OF CANDIDATES OR WHETHER THERE WERE SINGLE CANDIDATES WAS REALLY A MATTER FOR THE CONSTITUENCIES IN THAT + THEY PUT UP THE CANDIDATES AND THEN THEY DECIDE WHO WILL REPRESENT THEM.+

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON LOCALISATION, SIR EDWARD SAID: ♦THE GOVERNMENT HAS HAD A PLAN FOR A VERY LONG TIME THAT AN INCREASING NUMBER OF LOCAL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN TAKEN INTO THE CIVIL SERVICE AND GRADUALLY THEY HAVE BEEN RISING AS THEY GAIN EXPERIENCE AND SENIORITY.

+A NUMBER OF SENIOR POSITIONS ARE ALREADY OCCUPIED BY LOCAL PEOPLE, SO I WOULD EXPECT THAT TO CONTINUE.

IT IS TO ME VERY SENSIBLE, AND SOMETHING TO BE WARMLY WELCOMED. +

ON LOCALISATION OF POLICE INSPECTORS, HE SAID: ♦THE POLICE, AS YOU KNOW, HAVE A WORKING GROUP ON THESE MATTERS, AND THEY ARE DUE TO REPORT SOME TIME LaTER IN THE YEAR. WHEN THE REPORT IS UP, THEN WE WILL CONSIDER VERY CAREFULLY WHAT THEY SAY.*

ASKED IF HE WOULD GO TO BEIJING wITH MR RICHARD LuCt, HE

SAID: ♦NO, I AM NOT GOING TO BEIJING WITH MR LUCE. I SHOULD BE

STAYING IN HONG KONG, BUT I SHALL BE SEEING HIM WHEN HE CUMES

THROUGH. +

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1935

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BUSINESSMEN URGED TO FIGHT JENKINS BILL * * MK *

THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR t.P. HO, TODAY (FRIDsf) APPEALED TO LOCAL BUSINESSMEN TO LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED IN THE Flu.ii TO BEAT THE JENKINS BILL.

MR HO WAS ADDRESSING A DINNER OF THE HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL ASSOCIATION AT THE HONG KONG COUNTRY CLUB.

THE WORLD, MR HO SAID, WAS FACING PROBABLY THE GRAVEST DANGER TO THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM DEVELOPED UNDER THE GATT SINCE 1948 - INCREASING PROTECTIONISM.

ATTACKING TRADE PROTECTIONISM, HE SAID THAT THIS HAD BEEN SEEN IN THE DARK DAYS OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION WHEN THE WHOLE WORLD ENDED UP MUCH THE WORSE. THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT) CAME INTO FORCE IN 1948 TO ESPOUSE AN OPEN TRADING SYSTEM.

HONG KONG’S ECONOMY IS HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON TRADE: ABOUT 90 PER CENT OF ITS MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS ARE SOLD OVERSEAS AND IN 1934 OUR IMPORTS AND EXPORTS TOGETHER REPRESENTED 170 PER CENT OF OUR GDP,+ SAID MR HO.

ACCORDINGLY, WE ARE VULNERABLE TO THE RESURGENCE OF PROTECTION ISM.+

MR HO POINTED TO THE PROBLEMS THAT HONG KONG HAD ENCOUNTERED IN RECENT YEARS IN TRADING WITH ITS BIGGEST OVERSEAS MARKET, THE UNITED STATES. LAST YEAR NEW REGULATIONS ON COUNTRY OF ORIGIN RULES WERE INTRODUCED AND THE U.S. HAD IGNORED FINDINGS JN FAVOUR OF THE TERRITORY BY THE TEXTILES SURVEILLANCE BODY OF Trie MULTIFIBRE ARRANGEMENT.

IN MARCH THIS YEAR, THE TEXTILE AND APPAREL TRADE ENFORCEMENT ACT HAD BEEN INTRODUCED INTO THE U.S. HOUSE OF RtPRESENTATIVEb AND SENATE.

IF THE BILL IS UNFORTUNATELY PASSED, HONG KONG’S TEXTILES AND CLOTHING EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES UNDER THE CURRENT BILATERAL AGREEMENT WILL BE CUT-BACK BY 13 PER CeNT. TEXTILE EXPORTS TO THE UNITED STATES WHICH AT PRESENT ARE OUTSIDE iHE SCOPE OF THE MFA, AND NOT SUBJECT TO RESTRAINT, SUCH AS LINEN, RAMIE AND SILK GARMENTS, WILL BE CUT BACK EVEN MORE SAVAGELY -BY OVER 70 PER CENT.

IF HONG KONG IS SUDDENLY FACED WITH CUTBACKS IN EXPORTS OF SUCH MAGNITUDE, ITS ECONOMY WILL BE BOUND TO SUFFER GRicVOUSLY,+ HE SAID.

THE GOVERNMENT, HE SAID, wAS FIGHTING THE BILL.

J'MLaY, AUGUST 23, 1965

THE GOVERNMENT OF HONG KONG HAS MADE ITS VIEWS ON THE UNREASONABLENESS OF THE THURMOND-JENKI NS BILL KNOWN TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND TO INDIVIDUAL SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN.

THESE VIEWS HAVE ALSO BEEN VOICED IN THE GATT COUNCIL AND THE GATT TEXTILES COMMITTEE. WE SHALL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TO FORM A STRONG AND UNITED FRONT AGAINST THIS LEGISLATION,* HE SAID.

A LOBBYIST, MR HO SAID, WAS ALSO WORKING IN THE UNITED STATES FOR HONG KONG’S TRADE INTERESTS.

+BUT THIS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH. LOCAL INDUSTRIALISTS AND BUSINESSMEN NEED TO BE AWARE OF THE SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS OF THE THURMOND-JENKINS BILL, THAT, AS THIS IS A BILL IN THE U.S. CONGRESS, IT CAN ONLY BE DEFEATED IN THE CONGRESS BY U.S. INTERESTS. ACCORDINGLY, OUR BUSINESSMEN MUST LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED IN ATTEMPTING TO INFLUENCE THE POWERS THAT BE IN THE UNITED STATES TO VOTE AGAINST THE BILL.*

FINALLY, MR HO SAID: *THE BILL WAS INTRODUCED TO SATISFY THE SELFISH INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES TEXTILE AND APPAREL SECTORS WITHOUT REGARD TO THE DAMAGE IT COULD CAUSE TO THE WRLD ECONOMY. THE BILL IS NOT ONLY UNREASONABLE BUT ALSO VIOLATES THE UNITED STATES’ INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS.

* l HOPE, THROUGH OUR VARIOUS EFFORTS, THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND SENATE WILL FINALLY MAKE A WISE DECISION NOT TO PASS THE BILL.*

BRIEFING FOR U.S. SENATORS * * * * *

SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TODAY (FRIDAY) MET wI TH A PARTY LED BY UNITED STATES SENATE MAJORITY LEADER, SENATOR ROBERT DOLE.

THE PARTY WAS BRIEPED ON THE HONG KONG ECONOMIC SCENE, THE OPEN NATURE OF THE TERRITORY’S '-ARkETS AND I TS COMMITMENT TO FREE TRADE.

PRESENT WERE THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, SIR JOHN BREMRIDGE, THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE -,ND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, AND THE DIRECTOR CF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD.

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ACCOMPANYING SENATOR DOLE WERE SENATORS JAMES MCCLUP£ft le is t ?N?o ^sident oe

UNITED STATES FOR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS.

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THE“uNITED STATES,* SAID MR HO.

REGIONAL COUNCIL — MORE DIRECT ROLE FOR PEOPLE

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THE -CISION TO ESTABLISH A NEW REGIONAL COUNCIL HAD BEEN MAT- l\' RESPONSE TO THE NEED TO GIVE THE PEOPLE LIVING OUTSi' THE URBAN AREA THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY A MORE DIRECT PART IN LOCAL ADMINISTRATION.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE WHEN OPEN i'. 3 THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN TSUEN WAN THIS AFTERNOON.

y ;t ^-PRESENTED A FURTHER STEP IN THE PROGRESSIVE DEVELOP' OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, AND WAS A REFLECTION OF THE GENER jISH THAT THERE SHOULD BE GREATER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT,* HE SAID.

THE CONCEPT OF CREATING A REGIONAL COUNCIL -- AS +A SIGNIFICANT STEP IN THE EVOLUTION OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMtNi Af;i, ONE OF THE IMPORTANT BUILDING BLOCKS IN THE STRUCTURE OF REPRESENTATION WHICH WE HAVE BEEN CREATING OVER THE LAST 1 YEARS*, HE SAID.

"P- FIRST TIER OF THIS STRUCTURE, HE SAID, WAS FORMED BY THE 19 DISTRICT BOARDS IN WHICH LOCAL INFLUENCE COULD BE BROUGHT DIRECTLY TO BEAR ON THE MANAGEMENT OF DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

ABOVE THEM WERE ’HE TWO COUNCILS —- THE URBAN COUNCIL '.D THE REGIONAL COUNCIL — CONCERNED WITH THE PROVISION OF ■JNICIPAL SERVICES, CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE PROVT .. '-CREATIONAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMES FOR THE PEOPLE.

ABOVE THE TWO COUNCILS WAS A THIRD TIER, THE LEG IS- TI COUNCIL WHICH WOULD INCLUDE AMONG ITS MEMBERS 12 PERSONS _EC’ED FROM DISTRICT BOARDS AND TWO MIDDLE-LEVEL COUNCILS.

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+ THIS linked system will ensure efficient and responsive GOVEh MENT AND ADMINISTRATION AT ALL LEVELS, AND SHOULD PROVIDE A'. EFFECTIVE MECHANISM FOR THE DISCUSSION OF AFFAIRS BOTH GREAT AND SMALL AFFECTING OUR COMMUNITY,* HE ADDED.

REFERRING TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, THE GOVERNOR SAID IT HAD TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BOTH THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE REGION AND THE TRADITION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

HE NOTED THAT THE POPULATION OF THIS REGION WAS APPROACHING TWO MILLION AND STILL GROWING.

+ IT IS SPREAD BETWEEN NINE DISTRICTS AND INCLUDES RESIDENTS OF LARGE NEW TOWNS, OF THE TRADITIONAL MARKET TOWNS, OF HUNDREDS OF VILLAGES AND SMALL RURAL COMMUNITIES. EACH OF THESE COMMUNITIES HAS ITS OWN CHARACTERISTICS, ITS OWN PROBLEMS, ITS OWN REPRESENTATIVE INSTITUTIONS, AND ITS OWN SYSTEM OF CONSULTATION AND LIAISON WITH THE ADMINISTRATION.

SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL WAS MADE UP OF NINE REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED BY THE DISTRICT BOARDS, THREE EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS OF THE HEUNG YEE KUK, AND 12 APPOINTED MEMBERS REPRESENTING DIFFERENT SECTORS AND INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY.

THIS COMPOSITION WAS DESIGNED TO MATCH THESE DIFFERING CHARACTERISTICS, AND AT THE SAME TIME TO ACHIEVE A BROADLY-BASED REPRESENTATION OF THE PEOPLE AND LOCAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE AREA SERVED BY THE COUNCIL, HE SAID.

REPRESENTATION WILL BE WIDENED STILL FURTHER NEXT YEAR /.HEN 12 ADDITIONAL MEMBERS ARE DIRECTLY ELECTED TO THE FUlL REGIONAL COUNCIL FROM 12 CONSTITUENCIES.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHE 'NG YAN-LUNG, SAID >THE PRIORITY AIM* OF THE COUNCIL WAS TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE Oc THE PEOPLE BY IMPROVING THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND PROVIDING THEM WITH THE NECESSARY RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL AND SPORT FACILITIES.

HE SAID THAT WHILE THE VALUE OF THESE SERVICES ■•■OULD 3E DIFFICULT TO QUANTIFY, + THEY ARE SIGNIFICANT LONG-TERM INVESTMENTS AS ESSENTIAL TO A MODERN SOCIETY AS EDUCATiOG OR MEDICAL SERVICES*.

+ WITH0UT A DOUBT, A PEOPLE WHOSE BASIC REQU I RE’ lENTc ARE SATISFIED WOULD BE BETTER PLACED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BETTERMENT OF HONG KONG,* MR CHEUNG SAID.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 19S

POSTAL CHARGES GO UP FROM SEPTEMBER 2 * * * * *

'HE r’UBLIC WERE REMINDED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT POSTAL ANH ■ L: . '••'UN ICATIONS FEES AND CHARGES WILL BE INCREASED FRO'-SEPTEMBER 2.

THE BASIC RATE FOR LOCAL LETTERS WILL BE RAISED FROM 40 CEN'" TO 50 CENTS AND FOR PRINTED PAPERS FROM 30 CENTS TO 40 CENTS. ■ LO-CENT INCREASE WILL ALSO APPLY TO BASIC LETTER AND PRINTED PAPER RATES TO CHINA, TAIWAN AND MACAU, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN1 SAID.

THE NEW MINIMUM AIRMAIL RATES WILL BE $1.30 FOR ZONE 1 (ASIAN REGION) AND 31.70 FOR ZONE 2 (OTHER REGIONS), WHILE AEROGRAMMES WHICH CAN BE POSTED TO ALL COUNTRIES WILL BE SOLD AT $1.30.

THE REGISTRATION FEE WILL BE INCREASED BY $1 TO $5, AND Tr EXPRESS FEE BY 51 TO $4.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO SAID THAT A NEW $1.70 DEFINITIVE STAMP .-ND A NE'’.' AEROGRAMME BEARING A $1.30 STAMP WILL BE PUT ON SALE FROM THE SAME DAY.

THE DESIGN OF THE NEW $1.70 STAMP, COLOURED BLUE ON A GREEN BACKGROUND, IS THE SAME AS EXISTING DEFINITIVE STAMPS. A HAND AND CONVENIENT STAMP FOLDER CONTAINING 10 SUCH STAMPS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT $17 EACH.

THE STAMP USED ON THE NEW AEROGRAMME HAS A DESIGN DEPICTING DRAGON, THE SAME AS THE PRESENT ONE. HOWEVER, THE NEW AEROGR, -ILL RE PLAT. BLUE WITHOUT THE PRESENT +CLOUD+ BACKGROUND. A PICTORIAL AEROGRAMME, AT $1.40, WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE.

0 FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ISSUED WITH THE NEW STAMP AND NO HANDBACK SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED. PHILATELISTS WHO WANT TH COVERS BEARING THE NEW STAMPS OR THE NEW AEROGRAMMES TO BE CANCELLED WITH A HANDSTAMP SHOULD POST THESE ITEMS IN THE SPEC I Al. POSTING BOXES AT THE PHILATELIC COUNTERS OF THE GENERAL POS' OFFICE AND THE BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, PEAK, TSIM SHA TSUI, GRANVILLE ROAD AND AIRPORT POST OFFICES.

OLD AEROGRAMMES BEARING THE SI STAMP CAN SEPTEMBER 2, BUT POSTAGE SHOULD BE MADE UP BY STA'P BEFORE THEY ARE SENT.

STILL BE USED AFTE-AFFIXING A 33-CENT

MORE INFORMATION ON THE REVISED POSTAL CHARGES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ALL POST OFFICES AND THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BURE . AT 5-231071-2. ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS FEES CAN BE MADE AT THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS LICENSING OFFICE AT r-236OO3.

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NEW DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN PRODUCED * * * * *

THE TOWN PLANNING SOARD HAS PRODUCED A DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR JARDINE’S LOOKOUT AND WONG NAI CHUNG GAP, COVERING 207.84 HECTARES FROM THE WESTERN SLOPES OF MOUNT BUTLER TO THE UPPER PART OF WONG NAI CHUNG VALLEY.

BOARD SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE DRAFT PLAN WAS TO PROVIDE A STATUTORY LAND USE PATTERN AND ROAD NETWORK AS A BASIS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT OF LAND IN THE AREA, AND TO RETAIN THE EXISTING CHARACTER OF THE AREA.

LAND USE ZONINGS SHOWN ON THE DRAFT PLAN PRIMARILY REFLECT THE EXISTING DEVELOPMENT AND KNOWN DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR THE AREA, HE ADDED.

OF THE 207.84 HECTARES IN THE AREA,.0.17 HECTARE IS ZONED FOR COMMERCIAL USE, 29 HECTARES FOR RESIDENTIAL USE, 4.74 HECTARES FOR GOVERNMENT-INSTITUTION-COMMUNITY USES, 3.17 HECTARES FOR OPEN SPACE AND 32.33 HECTARES FOR OTHER SPECIFIED USES.

ANOTHER 132.93 HECTARES IS ZONED FOR GREEN BELT PURPOSE, MOST OF WHICH FORM PART OF TAI TAM COUNTRY PARK.

THE PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE TOWN PLANNING DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG-CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, PUBLIC ENQUIRE SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING ENTRANCE, HONG KONG; AND AN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, TJ 4G WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, GROUND, FIRST AND EIGHTH FLOORS, HONG KONG.

COPIES OF THE DRAFT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MAP AND PLSALES SECTION, SURVEY DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, T -Tu FL'. MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN <-D, HONG KONG- AND KOWLOON MAP PLAN SALES SECTION, 382 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON AT 310 FOP UNCOuO-. RE. COPY AND 3120 FOR COLOUR- NE.

ANY PERSON AFFECTED ”Y THE PLAN MAY SUBMIT HIS O-JECT -N IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH TLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, 3Y OCTOBER 22.

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VOTER REGISTRATION SEMINAR IN YUEN LONG * * * *

THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ORGANISE A SEMINAR ON VOTER REGISTRATION FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL 1986 ELECTIONS AS PART OF ITS PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN.

SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) INCLUDE TWO MEMBERS OF THE PROVISIONAL REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR TANG NAI-MAN AND MR TANG CHI-LEUNG; DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR LAM TIN-KEE, AND DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT, MR CHAN TING-PO.

THEY WILL TALK ABOUT THE FUNCTIONS AND IMPORTANCE OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT. THROUGH THE SEMINAR, THE DISTRICT OFFICE HOPES TO ENHANCE PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE TWO BODIES AND TO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ELECTION TO RESIDENTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE SEMINAR ON THE VOTER REGISTRATION FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL 1936 ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE YUEN LONG TOWN HALL, TAI YUK ROAD, YUEN LONG.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE EVENT.

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LADY BREMRIDGE OPENS CHILDREN CENTRE

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LADY BREMRIDGE TODAY OFFICIALLY OPENED A CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE AT HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME CHING SHING COURT -- THE FIRST OF ITS KIND RUN BY A VOLUNTARY AGENCY ON TSI NG Yl ISLAND.

SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY WHICH MARKED THE OPENING OF CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE — CHEUNG HONG AND CHEUNG HONG COMMUNITY DAY, LADY BREMRIDGE SAID IT WAS PARTICULARLY FITTING THAT THE OPENING 0? THE CENTRE SHOULD OCCUR IN THIS YEAR CELEBRATED AS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR.

SHE SAID: +TSI NG Yl HAD DEVELOPED RAPIDLY OVER THE PAST FE' YEARS, AND WHAT WAS ONCE ONLY A SMALL FISHING VILLAGE, HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A MODERN COMMUNITY OF ABOUT 60 000 PEOPLE.

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♦GOVERNMENT, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES HAVE JOINED HANDS TO PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE RESIDENTS TO MAKE TSING Yl A PLEASANT AND DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE.

+THE COMPLETION OF THE CENTRE IS A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROVISION OF SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THIS EXPANDING TOWNSHIP.

+IT WILL ENHANCE THE GROUP AND COMMUNITY SERVICES ALREADY BEING PROVIDED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND YOUTH SERVICES OPERATED BY OTHER VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, IN NEARBY CHEUNG CHING ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE,+ SHE ADDED.

LADY BREMRIDGE ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO BOTH CARITAS, HONG KONG AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY FOR THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION IN THAT SOCIAL PROJECT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY.

IN HIS WELCOME SPEECH EARLIER, THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR PANG YUK-LING SAID: +THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS, TO-DATE, COMPLETED TWO PUBLIC RENTAL HOUSING ESTATES AND ONE HOME OWNERSHIP ESTATE ON TSING Yl.

♦OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, OUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME INCLUDES FOUR MORE RENTAL AND TWO MORE HOME OWNERSHIP ESTATES ON THIS ISLAND. THESE NEW ESTATES WILL INCREASE THE ISLAND’S POPULATION TO ABOUT 143 000 PEOPLE UPON COMPLETION BY THE END OF THE DECADE.

+AS PART OF THIS DEVELOPMENT, THE GOVERNMENT AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY RECOGNISE THE NEED AND THE IMPORTANCE OF PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

♦ TO THIS END, NE ARE VERY PLEASED TO PARTICIPATE WITH CAR'TAS, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND OTHER WELFARE AGENCIES, I > PROVIDING SUCH FACILITIES.+

THE NEW CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE OPENED TODAV InCLjDES FACILITIES FOR GROUP ACTIVITIES, CONFERENCES, STUDIES, DOMES’^' SCIENCE, PHOTOGRAPHIC DEVELOPI. , INTERVIEWS, PLUS A 'DMMON ROOM, A PLAY CENTRE AND CHILDREN’S CORNER TO CATER FOR THE VARIOUS NEEDS OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION.

IT WILL ALSO OFFER PROGRAMMES ON YOUTn LEADERS-’- TRAINING, SOCIAL SKILLS AND OTHER VOLUNTARY WORK DESIGNED FOR THE ALL-ROUND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE ACTIVITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY DAY, ORGANISED CAR:”", OFFERED THE RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY ~0 GET TO kNC" EACH OTHE3 AS WELL AS TO ENJOY THE GAMES STALLS AND THE EXHIBITION.

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OFF TO UN TALKS ON CRIME * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, U1LL BE LEAVING FOR ITALY THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING TO ATTEND THE SEVENTH UNITED NATIONS CONGRESS ON THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS, AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

DELEGATION.

THE CONGRESS WILL BE HELD IN MILAN FROM AUGUST 26 TO SEPTEMBER 6.

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DRIVE AGAINST +THROWING OBJECTS* STARTS

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A MONTH-LONG DRIVE TO URGE RESIDENTS NOT TO THROW OBJECTS OUT OF WINDOWS WILL BE CARRIED OUT AMONG SCHOOLS AND HOUSING ESTATES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

ABOUT $31 OOO HAS BEEN SET ASIDE BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD FOR THE CAMPAIGN, WHICH WILL RUN FROM TODAY (FRIDAY) TO SEPTEMBER 20.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE OF THE +CAMPAIGN AGAINST THROWING OBJECTS FROM BUILDINGS,* MR LAI CHI-TONG, SAID THE EFFORT WAS BEING DIRECTED AT ABOUT 37 000 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND 40 000 HOUSEHOLDS IN THE DISTRICT’S LARGE HOUSING AREAS.

+SIX PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES — WAH FU, SHEK PAI WAN, WONG CHUK HANG, AP LEI CHAU AND YUE KWONG CHUEN -- AND THE HOME OWNERSHIP YUE FAI COURT ARE THE TARGETS OF THE CAMPAIGN AS COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED CONCERNING OBJECTS THROWN BY TENANTS THERE.

+THE CAMPAIGN WILL ALSO COVER THE ABERDEEN CENTRE AT THE REQUEST OF THE BUILDING’S RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS,* MR LAI SAID.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD, BANNERS, POSTERS, LEAFLETS, STICKERS, RULERS AND WALL CALENDARS WILL BE DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS AND STUDENTS, AND A BROADCAST VAN WILL TOUR HOUSING ESTATES TO REMIND RESIDENTS OF THE DANGERS OF THROWING OBJECTS FROM WINDOWS.

+T0 ENHANCE THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT, SCHOOL AUTHORITIES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WILL BE INVOLVED IN DISTRIBUTING VARIOUS PUBLICITY ITEMS, WHILE DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL ACCOMPANY THE BROADCAST VAN DURING THE ESTATE TOURS TO APPEAL TO RESIDENTS PERSONALLY,* MR LAI ADDED.

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ORDINANCE BROUGHT INTO FORCE

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THE COMMODITIES TRADING (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE 1985, EXCEPT FOR SECTION 3. WAS BROUGHT INTO FORCE BY NOTICE IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

ANNOUNCING THIS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE HONG KONG FUTURES EXCHANGE WILL BE MANAGED BY A NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINTED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY.

THE NEW BOARD IS COMPOSED OF DR KIM CHAM (CHAIRMAN), DR RONALD LI AND MR GERRY DOBBY (V ICE-CHAIRMEN), AND EIGHT DIRECTORS — MR YING TSE YEN, MR RORY NICHOLAS, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, MR FRANCIS KA, MR Y.S. WONG, MR T.C. HO, MR EDWARD LAU AND MR HENRY WONG.

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GRANTS OFFERED TO ARTS GROUPS, ARTISTS

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LOCAL PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS GROUPS AND ARTISTS STILL HAVE TILL AUGUST 31 TO APPLY FOR GRANTS FROM THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS OR DEVELOPMENT 0- NEW TECHNIQUES OR IDEAS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH SAID TODAY.

UNDER THE COUNCIL’S '.RANTS SCHEME, LIMITED GRAFTS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ARTISTS AND ORGANISATIONS TO ENCOURAGE AND FOSTER ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS.

THE ARTISTS MAY AlSO APPLY FOR PROJECT GRANTS 'SVERIN. SPECIFIC EVENTS, OR FOR CAPITAL GRANTS TO ASSIST IN THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT SUCH AS LIGHTS AND COSTUMES.

MEANWHILE, THE COUNCIL IS STUDYING APPLICATIONS FROM -? ORGANISATIONS FOR GENERAL SUPPORT GRANTS FOR 1936-37, «

SAID.

THE APPLICANTS WILL BE ADVISED OF THE DECISION EA"_ NE YEAR, HE SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS MAY ?E OBTAINED FROM THE COUNT. ’0 ’< PERFORMING ARTS, TENTH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI. FURTHER ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO TELEPHONE 5-735878 OR 5-735569.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1985

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BOARD LOOKS OVER HUNG HOM WORKS

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KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (FRIDAY) TOURED THE HUNG HOM SOUTH CONSTITUENCY TO LEARN ABOUT DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.

ACCOMPANIED BY STAFF OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, MEMBERS WENT TO THE HUNG HOM FERRY PIER CONCOURSE TO SEE A BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AND TO INSPECT THE PROGRESS OF CONSTRUCTION OF HUNG HOM WAN STREET EXTENSION.

THEY THEN VISITED THE SITE OF THE CHATHAM ROAD NORTH UNDERPASS, ONE OF FIVE ROAD PROJECTS BEING BUILT IN CONNECTION WITH THE WHAMPOA REDEVELOPMENT.

AT WU KWONG STREET, THEY INSPECTED THE RESULTS OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT WHICH HAD BEEN CARRIED OUT BY THE OWNERS INCORPORATION OF A BUILDING IN THE PRIVATE STREET.

THEY ALSO FOUND THAT THE CHATHAM ROAD NORTH STAIRCASE, BUILT WITH FUNDS FROM THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD, WAS VERY EFFECTIVE IN IMPROVING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN THE AREA.

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ALSO WENT TO FAT KWONG STREET WHERE THEY TOURED A COOKED FOOD BAZAAR, WHICH IS IN FRONT THE CONSTRUCTION SITE FOR THE FUTURE FAT KWONG STREET ELEVATED ROAD PROJECT.

HONG KONG KARATEDO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT 1985 * * * *

THE HONG KONG KARATEDO NATIONAL TOURNAMENT 1985 WHICH IS ONE OF THE MAJOR SPORT EVENTS HERE, WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 14 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

SOME 60 PARTICIPANTS WILL TAKE PART IN THE EIGHT WEIGHT CATEGORIES FOR MEN AND WOMEN KUMITE (FREE SPARRING) AND KATA. PRELIMINARIES AND FINALS OF THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE r£LD AT 2 P.M. AND 8 P.M. ON THE DAY RESPECTIVELY.

THE TOURNAMENT IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG AMATEUR KARATEDO ASSOCIATION.

FREE TICKETS FOR THE PRELIMINARIES ARE NOW OBTAINABLE FROM THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM. TICKETS FOR THE FINALS AT $13 EACH ARE ON SALE AT THE URBTIX OFFICE OF THE SPACE MUSEUM, HONG KONG COLISEUM, CITY HALL AND QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

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OPEN VETERANS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP 1985 X * * *

THE HONG KONG OPEN VETERANS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIP 1985 WILL BE HELD AT THE WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND ON OCTOBER 20.

IT IS AN ANNUAL EVENT ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE ATHLETIC VETERANS OF HONG KONG AND THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORTS FOR PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 35 AND 75.

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO MEN AND WOMEN SECTIONS IN LONG JUMP, HIGH JUMP, SHOT PUT, DISCUS, JAVELIN, AND RUNS RANGE FROM 130 METRES TO 5 000 METRES.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS FALLS ON OCTOBER 18 WHEN A 10-KIL0METRE ROAD RACE AROUND THE PEAK WILL BE HELD IN THE EVENING.

ENTRIES FROM AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND INDONESIA HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECEIVED. A GROUP OF ATHLETES FROM GUANGZHOU HAS ALSO EXPRESSED THEIR INTENTION TO TAKE PART IN THE MEET, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY.

ENTRY FORMS ARE NOW OBTAINABLE FROM THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM. THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES IS AUGUST 31 (SATURDAY).

TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR NT CIRCULAR ROAD SECTION OPENING W A X

SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON THE SECTION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD FROM SHA TIN TO FANLING WHEN IT OPENS NEXT MONTH, THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WAS INFORMED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE 15-KILOMETRE TRUNK ROAD WHICH EXTENDS FROM SHA TIN RACE COURSE TO FANLING WILL PROVIDE A FAST AND EFFICIENT LINK FOR THE DEVELOPING NEW TOWNS OF SHA TIN, TAI PO AND FANLING.

TABLING AN INFORMATION PAPER ON DETAILS OF THE ARRANGEMENTS AT THE COMMITTEE MEETING, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S CHIEF ENGINE17' OF THE NEW TERRITORIES REGION, MR LEE SHE-CHEE, SAID THAT THE TRUNK ROAD WOULD HAVE A SPEED LIMIT OF 80 KILOMETRES PEP HOUR. THE EXISTING LIMIT ON SHA TIN ROAD FROM TSANG TAI UK TO THE RACE COURSE WOULD ALSO BE RAISED FROM 70 KPH TO 80 KPH AT THE SAME TIME.

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♦HOWEVER, LOWER SPEED LIMIT OF 50 KPH WILL APPLY AT THE TWO ROUNDABOUTS SITUATED AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH LAM KAM ROAD AND HONG LOK YUEN ACCESS ROAD. MOTORISTS ENTERING THE JUNCTIONS WILL BE REQUIRED TO LOWER THE SPEED TO 50 KPH, SLOW DOWN FURTHER AND GIVE WAY AT THE ROUNDABOUTS,+ MR LEE SAID.

♦SPECIAL YELLOW BAR MARKINGS WILL BE MADE ON THE CARRIAGEWAY OF THE TRUNK ROAD LEADING TO THE ROUNDABOUTS TO WARN MOTORISTS TO REDUCE SPEED. OTHER HIGH STANDARD TRAFFIC AIDS WILL BE INSTALLED TO GIVE DRIVERS ADEQUATE WARN ING,+ HE ADDED.

TO ENSURE MAXIMUM SAFETY, FRICTION COURSE MATERIAL WOULD BE LAID ON THE ROAD SURFACE TO PROVIDE GOOD SKID RESISTANCE EVEN IN WET WEATHER, AND HIGH STANDARD TRAFFIC AND DIRECTION SIGNS, ROAD MARKINGS AND STREET LIGHTING HAVE BEEN DESIGNED TO GUIDE MOTORISTS.

LEARNER DRIVERS AND RED MINIBUSES WOULD BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE HIGH-CAPACITY TRUNK ROAD WHERE 24-HOUR NO-STOPPING RESTRICTIONS WOULD BE IMPOSED.

TWO EXPRESS BUS ROUTES, 72X FROM TAI PO CENTRAL TO TAI KOK TSUI FERRY AND 74X FROM TAI PO CENTRAL TO KWUN TONG FERRY, WOULD BE INTRODUCED TO PLY ALONG THE TRUNK ROAD.

HOWEVER, KMB ROUTES 64K, 65K, 69, 70 AND 73 AS WELL AS GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 21K AND 25K WOULD HAVE TO CONTINUE TO RUN ALONG THE SERVICE ROADS OF THE TRUNK ROAD BETWEEN WO HOP SHEK INTERCHANGE AND LAM KAM ROAD ROUNDABOUT.

THE EXISTING GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 65R PLYING BETWEEN SHA TIN KCR STATION AND THE '-El SHA INTERNATIONAL FERRY TERMINAL WOULD BE DIVERTED TO USE ’HE MA LIU SHU I INTERCHANGE.

THIS ARRANGEMENT WOULD ENABLE MA LIU SHU I FERRY PASSENGERS, WHO AT PRESENT HAVE TO ,;ALK ‘D -INUTES TO THE NEAREST TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE AT THE KCR UNIVERSITY STATION, TO TRAVEL DIRECTLY TO SHA TIN TOWN CENTRE.

♦IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT iUCH OF THE CURRENT TRAFFIC ON TAI PO ROAD WILL BE ATTRACTED TO ’HE NEW ROAD, THUS IMPROVING TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON TAI P" ROAD. ’< PROBLEM OF CONGESTION AT KAU TO SHAN ROAD IN SHA TIN WILL BE A THING OF THE PAST,+ MR LEE SAID.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1985

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VARIETY SHOW ENDS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME * * * * *

A VARIETY SHOW AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL ON MONDAY (AUGUST 26) WILL MARK THE CLOSE OF THIS YEAR’S CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

STARTING AT 10.30 AM, THE SHOW WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY TELEVISION ARTISTES, SINGING, CONTEMPORARY DANCING, A PERFORMANCE BY THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL CENTRAL CHOIR AND MAGIC SHOWS.

ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE VARIETY SHOW, WHICH ARE FREE, CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES.

DURING THE TWO-MONTH SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, ABOUT 500 EVENTS WERE ORGANISED IN MORE THAN 120 VENUES, PROVIDING ACTIVITIES FOR SOME 30 000 YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

NEARLY $230 000 HAS BEEN SPENT ON THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME, OF WHICH $142 000 CAME FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, WITH THE REST FROM LOCAL DONATIONS.

OFFICIATING AT MONDAY’S CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM KAM-KWONG! THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KIM SALKELD; AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S SYP CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR WU CHOR-NAM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WHICH WILL BE HELD AT 10.30 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 26) AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR JULY ........................ 1

OPINION ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER TO BE COLLECTED ......... J

LORD MAYOR ARRIVES...................................... 4

LIBERATION DAY CEREMONY  ............................... 4

MEN TOLD TO GET NEW IDENTITY CARDS...................... 5

NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR CHEUNG CHAU ................... 6

YAU MA TEI YOUTH AMBASSADORS TO BE CHOSEN .............. 6

YOUTH URGED TO PLAY VITAL CIVIC ROLE.................... 7

MAJOR RECREATION GROUND FOR WONG TAI SIM ............... 8

FUN AND GAMES FOR 500 YOUNGSTERS........................ 9

SEMINARS FOR PE TEACHERS................................ 9

LUNG CHEUNG ROAD SECTION TO BE CLOSED .................. 10

FIRING PRACTICE ........................................ 10

BEACH KIOSK TENDERS SOUGHT ............................. 11

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 1985

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR JULY * X K X * *

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) ROSE BY 2.5 PER CENT AND THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) BY 2.9 PER CENT BETWEEN JULY 1984 AND JULY 1985, ACCORDING TO FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE CP I (A) AND CP 1(B) FOR JULY 1985 WERE 159.6 AND 159.9 RESPECTIVELY, OR 4.0 POINTS AND 4.5 POINTS RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THOSE FOR JULY 1984. COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985 AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, CPI(A) DECREASED BY 0.2 POINT OR 0.2 PER CENT AND CPI(B), BY 0.2 POINT OR 0.1 PER CENT.

THE AVERAGE CP I (A) AND AVERAGE CP 1(B) FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED JULY 1985, AT 157.8 AND 157.9 RESPECTIVELY, WERE 4.2 PER CENT AND 4.7 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGES FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED JULY 1984.

DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED JULY 1985, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED CPI(A) AND CPI(B) BOTH INCREASED, ON THE AVERAGE, MARGINALLY EACH MONTH.

DURING JULY, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUIT AND FRESH-WATER FISH WERE LOWER. ON THE OTHER HAND, CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING PLACES AND FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT WENT UP.

THE CP I (A) AND CP 1(B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS CF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1979/80 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY. THE CPI(A) REFERS TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $1 000 AND $3 499 A MONTH, AND THE CPI(B) TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $3 500 AND $6 499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME.

THE INDEXES FOR JULY 1985 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITYSERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES ARE GIVEN BELOW, TOGETHER WITH THOSE FOR JUNE 1985 AND JULY 1984.

(OCTOBER 1979 TO SEPTEMBER 1980 AVERAGE - 100)

SECTION JUL. 84 CP 1(A) CP KB)

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JUN. 85 JUL. 85 JUN. 85 JUL. 85

FOODSTUFFS 156.5 156.2 155.6 156.9 157.1 156.5

HOUSING 146.1 155.1 155.4 147.0 154.5 154. 7

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FUEL AND LIGHT 148.7 145.8 145.6 148.4 145.9 145.7

ALCOHOLIC 208.5 DR INKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) 233.7 233.8 201.3 224.0 224.2

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 155.8 170.3 169.2 156.7 172.0 170.9

DURABLE GOODS 125.3 123.2 122.8 129.2 128.1 127.7

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS ’150.7 151.3 150.9 147.6 148.4 147.8

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 170.1 182.4 182.5 173.0 182.9 183.0

SERVICES 170.3 182.2 183.0 167.9 178.1 178.9

ALL ITEMS 155.6 159.8 159.6 155.4 160.1 159.9

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS DECREASED BY 0.6 POINT IN dOTH CP I (A) AND CPI(B), LARGELY REFLECTING THE FALL IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUIT AND FRESH-WATER FISH. THIS MORE THAN OFFSET THE INCREASE IN CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING PLACES DURING THE MONTH. THE EFFECT OF MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WAS INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED BY 1.1 POINTS IN BOTH CPI(A) AND CPI(B) DUE TO LOWER PRICES OF OUTERCLOTHING.

THE INDEX FOR MISCELLANEOUS GOODS DECREASED BY 0.4 POINT IN CPI(A) AND 0.6 POINT IN CPl(B) BECAUSE OF LOWER PRICES CF JEWELLERY, MEDICINES, TOYS AND HOBBIES.

HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT PUSHED UP THE INDEX FOR SERVICES BY 0.8 POINT IN BOTH CPI(A) AND CPI(B).

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER SECTIONS WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

(FIGURES REFER TO CPI SERIES NOT SEASONABLY ADJUSTED UNLESc OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. AlL PERCENTAGE CHANGES ARE DERIVED FRO.-CPI FIGURES TO 2 DECIMAL. PLACES.)

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DETAILS OF THESE PRICE MOVEMENTS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT* FOR JULY 1985, WHICH IS 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 DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, 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.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE HANG SENG INDEX WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK AND MAY BE COLLECTED FROM THE NEW'S ROOM.

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OPINION ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER TO BE COLLECTED

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THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ORGANISE A SPECIAL SESSION ON TUESDAY (AUGUST E7'> TO BRIEF AND COLLECT VIEwS FROM RESIDENTS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS ON THE GREEN PAPER ON THE REVIE* Or SUBSIDY TO PUBLIC HOUSING T&NANTS.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE SESSION WOULD ENABLE RESIDENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, AREA COMMITTEES AND OWNERS CORPORATIONS IN THE DISTRICT TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PROPOSALS IN THE GREEN PAPER.

EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND THE SESSION AND TwO -iEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUS I KG, MR CHEUNG KIN-CHUNG AND MISS LEUNG WAI-TUNG, WILL I .TRODUCE AND EXPLAIN THE GREEN PAPER.

MEANWHILE, THE DISTP. IC’ OFFICE HAD SENT QUESTIONNAIRES TO MORE THAN 600 MUTUAL -ID COMMITTEES, ^EA COMMITTEES AND OWNERs CORPORATIONS TO COLLECT VIEwS ON PROPOSALS IN THE GREEN PAPER.

♦WE HOPE TO COLLECT THE ViEWS OF PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS AS WELL AS PEOPLE Liv ING IN PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DURING THIS CONSULTATION EXERCISE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE URGED LOCAu ORGANISATIONS TO COMPLETE THE .;T! ONNA • -AND RETURN THEM TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE AS SOON AS ■jSjIiJ, SC THAT THEIR VIEWS CaN BE FORwARDED TO THE HOUSING AUT- -

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LORD MAYOR ARRIVES X * * * X

THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR ALAN TRAILL AND LADY TRAILL, ARRIVED IN HONG KONG TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR A SIX-DAY VISIT.

THEY WERE GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY THE AIDE-DE-CAMP TO THE GOVERNOR, MR PAUL COLLIER, THE DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL, SIR MARK HEATH, AND THE SWORDBEARER, LT. COL. ST. J.C. BROOKE JOHNSON.

DURING HIS STAY, SIR ALAN WILL HAVE A BUSY PROGRAMME MEETING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND PROMINENT BUSINESSMEN.

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LIBERATION DAY CEREMONY * * *

HONG KONG WILL OBSERVE THIS YEAR’S LIBERATION DAY WITH A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY AT THE CITY HALL ON MONDAY (AUGUST 26).

DURING THE CEREMONY, WHICH a ILL BEGIN AT 10.45 AM IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HONG KONG BRITISH FORCES, HONG KONG PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION, ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS), THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT AND HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND COMMITTEE WILL LAY WREATHS AT THE SHRINE IN MEMORY OF MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS WHO DIED IN THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG IN DECEMBER 1941 OR LATER AS PRISONERS OF WAR.

THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, WILL LAY A WREATH ON BEHALF OF THE

MAJOR-GENERAL ANTHONY BOAM, HONG KONG BRITISH FORCES.

THE WREATH OF THE PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION WILL BE LAID BY ITS HONORARY SECRETARY, MR A.E. GOMES.

REGIMENTAL WREATHS OF THE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE LAID BY ITS ADJUTANT, CAPTAIN MICHAEL POON, AND THAT OF THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT BY WARRANT OFFICER SECOND CLASS G. FRANCE.

THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT AND THE VOLUNTEERS FOUGHT SIDE BY SIDE IN THE BATTLE OF HONG KON<=.

THE WREATH OF THE HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND COMMITTEE WILL BE LAID BY COLONEL H.A. DE B. BOTELHO.

THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY Wii_L BE FOLLOWED BY THE SOUNDING CF THE LAST POST, A TWO-MINUTE SILENCE AND REVEILLE, AND THE FIRING OF THREE VOLLEYS OF SALUTE.

THE FIRING PARTY, BUGLER AND SENTRIES, WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE VOLUNTEERS.

/REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES .......

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REMEMBRANCE CEREMONIES FOR MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG POLICE RESERVE WILL BE HELD AT LITTLE SAI WAN AND STANLEY CEMETERIES.

PARADES WILL BE HELD AT BOTH CEMETERIES BY MEMBERS ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE AND WREATHS WILL ON BEHALF OF THE COMMANDANT AND OFFICERS.

OF THE BE LAID

m onC?uTli!nE?Is *'LL ARR,VE AT LITTLE SAI WAN CEMETERY AT 10.30 AM AND AT STANLEY AT 11.30 AM.

_ CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT HONG KONG ISLAND (AUXILIARY), W CHENG YIU-KWONG, WILL GIVE A BRIEF ADDRESS.

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MEN TOLD TO GET NEW IDENTITY CARDS ******

MEN BORN IN 1929, 1930, 1931 AND 1932 WERE REMINDED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT THEY HAD UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7 TO APPLY FOR NEW ID CARDS.

♦BY YESTERDAY, WE HAD RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 83 342 APPLICATIONS FROM MEN IN THIS AGE-GROUP,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY, SPEAKING OF THIS ID CARD ISSUE PHASE, WHICH BEGAN THREE WEEKS AGO.

♦WE EXPECT 30 958 MORE APPLICATIONS BE RECEIVED IN THE REMAINING 11 DAYS.+

HE ADVISED APPLICANTS TO CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE ISSUE OFFICE. WITHOUT DELAY, BRINGING ALONG THEIR OLD ID CARDS.

THE OFFICES ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

THEY ARE AT:

HONG KONG

EAST KOWLOON

WEST KOWLOON

TSUEN WAN

SHA TIN

YUEN LONG

: BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI.

: AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, 2ND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

; CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 2ND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

: EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET.

: SHATIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG POK STREET.

: H0D YICK CENTRE, 2ND FLOOR, 31 H0= YICK ROAD.

/TUHi MUN .......

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TUEN MUN i CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR,

CHI LOK FA YUEN.

SHEUNG SHU I i TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN

FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO SAID THAT NO AMNESTY WOULD BE GRANTED TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

♦ONCE DETECTED, THEY WILL BE REPATRIATED,* HE SAID.

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NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR CHEUNG CHAU * * * *

THE ARCHITECTURAL OFFICE OF THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A SECONDARY SCHOOL ON A 6 800-SQUARE-METRE SITE ON CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND.

THE SCHOOL WILL HAVE 24 CLASSROOMS, AN ASSEMBLY HALL WITH COVERED PLAYGROUND, A THREE-STOREY WORKSHOP BLOCK AND A SINGLESTOREY STAFF QUARTERS.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1987.

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YAU MA TEI YOUTH AMBASSADORS TO BE CHOSEN

* * * *

cictv ychithg AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 25, WILL Be SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION YOUTH AMBASSADOR SCHEMc IN YAU MA TEI NEXT MONTH.

THE YOUNG AMBASSADORS TO BE CHOSEN MUST EITHER LIVc, STUDY OR WORK IN YAU MA TEI DISTRICT.

THE SEVEN-DAY SCHEME, FEATURING A SERIES OF TRAINING PROGRAMMES SEMINARS AND COURSES, IS ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEES AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE PROGRAMMES COMPRISE TOPICS ON GROUP ACTIVITIES, YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE DEVELOPMENTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGAN|SiNG COMMITTEE SAIDt*WE ARE idvinc TO TRAIN YOUTHS THROUGH A SERIES OF INTENSi/c. COURSES So SEMINARS SO THAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN PLANNING THE YAU SDtei ISterAationaJ yAGth YEAR YOUTH ASSEMBLY.*

*THE YOUNG AMBASSADORS WILL ALSO ^PRESENT YAU MA TEI AT THE 19 DISTRICTS CIVIC DAY OF EDUCATION ON OCTOBtR 6,* Ht ADDE^.

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YOUTH URGED TO PLAY VITAL CIVIC ROLE * * * *

THE COMMITMENT AND PARTICIPATION OF YOUNG PEOPLE ARE VITAL TO THE SUCCESS OF HONG KONG'S FUTURE SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT, THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID TONIGHT.

♦WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD TAKE AN ACTIVE INTEREST IN THE DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS WHICH OPEN UP FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE PUBLIC CONSULTATION, PARTICIPATION AND INVOLVEMENT,* HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, MR WIGGHAM URGED YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WILL BE 21 YEARS OLD BEFORE DECEMBER 31 THIS YEAR, TO REGISTER AS ELECTORS DURING THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE WHICH WILL LAST UNTIL OCTOBER 1.

+WE SHOULD ALSO NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26,* HE SAID.

♦AS THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE ELECTING A REPRESENTATIVE TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, KWUN TONG RESIDENTS, IN PARTICULAR THE YOUNG GENERATION, SHOULD MAKE AN EFFORT TO KNOW THEIR CANDIDATES BY READING THE ELECTION PLATFORMS AND PARTICIPATING IN THE CANDIDATES’ FORUM.+

MR WIGGHAM NOTED THAT THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME IN THE DISTRICT HAD BEEN VERY WELL-RECE l-VED, AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS, AND COMMENDED THE VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS FOR ITS SUCCESS.

MR WIGGHAM PRESENTED CERTIFICATES FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES TO A NUMBER OF YOUTH ORGANISATIONS WHICH HAD TAKEN PART IN VARIOUS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS.

THE CEREMONY WAS FOLLOWED BY A +YOUTH DISCO NITE* IN WHICH MORE THAN 1 OOO YOUTHS DANCED THE NIGHT AWAY TO THE SOUNDS OF THE LATEST DISCO MUSIC.

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MAJOR RECREATION GROUND FOR WONG TAI SIN * * * *

A MAJOR RECREATION FACILITY FOR YOUNG AND OLD IS BEING BUILT BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AT A COST OF $49.5 MILLION ON THE SITE OF THE FORMER KAI TAK AMUSEMENT PARK AT WONG TAI SIN.

CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE ONE OF THE PROJECT IN CHOI HUNG ROAD IS NOW IN ITS FINAL STAGES, AND THE FACILITY IS EXPECTED TO BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC NEXT MONTH.

FACILITIES INCLUDE TWO FIVE-A-SIDE SOCCER PITCHES, A SITTING-OUT AREA, A JOGGING TRACK, A PAVILION AND AN ARBOUR, PLUS BENCHES AND PLANTERS.

MEANWHILE, PILING AND FOUNDATION WORK FOR THE SECOND PHASE OF THE SCHEME HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED AND TENDERS WILL BE INVITED SHORTLY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SUPERSTRUCTURES INVOLVED.

IN THIS PHASE A TWO-HECTARE PLOT OF LAND ADJOINING PHASE ONE AND PREVIOUSLY TAKEN UP BY THE CHOI HUNG ROAD GARDEN WILL BE CONVERTED INTO A MULTI-PURPOSE RECREATIONAL AREA.

IN LINE WITH THE URBAN COUNCIL’S POLICY ON CONSERVATION, ALL MATURE TREES WILL BE PRESERVED, IN ADDITION TO NEW GREENERY BEING PLANTED THERE.

FACILITIES FOR PASSIVE RECREATION IN THIS PHASE INCLUDE A FOUNTAIN, A PAVILION, SITTING-OUT AREAS, CHESS TABLES AND STOOLS, BENCHES AND PLANTERS.

FOR ACTIVE RECREATION THERE WILL BE A FITNESS STATION, A JOGGING TRACK TO BE CONNECTED WITH THE ONE IN PHASE ONE, A HANDBALL COURT, A VOLLEYBALL COURT, TWO BASKETBALL COURTS AND FIVE TENNIS COURTS, INCLUDING TWO TO BE BUILT ON THE ROOFTOP OF AN INDOOR BADMINTON COMPLEX WHICH WILL HOUSE SIX COURTS.

A THREE-STOREY COMPLEX WILL ALSO BE BUILT DURING PHASE TWO. THE GROUND FLOOR AND PART OF THE FIRST FLOOR WILL BECOME A COOKED-FOOD CENTRE ACCOMMODATING FOOD STALLS NOW TRADING IN THE NEARBY COOKED-FOOD BAZAAR IN SHEUNG HEI STREET. THE REMAINDER OF THE FIRST FLOOR WILL BE ALLOCATED TO AN ANCILLARY GAMES HALL FOR DANCING, TABLE TENNIS, JUDO AND FENCING.

THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE COMPLEX WILL BE USED AS AN INDOOR GAMES HALL WITH FOUR SQUASH COURTS, A FITNESS TRAINING ROOM AND A GAMES ROOM.

/FOR CHILDREN, ........

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FOR CHILDREN, THERE WILL BE A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND FITTED WITH VARIo6s TYPES OF PLAY EQUIPMENT WITH SAFETY MATTING.

PHASE TWO IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN 1987.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL SAID TODAY THAT THE FACILITY WOULD SERVE MANY PURPOSES AT THE ONE TIME AND BE WELCOMED NOT ONLY BY LOCAL RESIDENTS BUT ALSO BY FACTORY

WORKERS IN NEARBY SAN PO

KONG.

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FUN AND GAMES FOR 500 YOUNGSTERS

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IT WAS A DAY OF FUN AND GAMES FOR MORE THAN 500 YOUNGSTERS AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME HELD IN THE KOWLOON CARITAS COMMUNITY CENTRE THIS AFTERNOON.

CHAIRMAN OF THE KOaLOON CITY DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR TANG TAI-CHUEN, SAID THE TWO-MONTH PROGRAMME HAD PROVIDED YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF ENJOYING THEIR SUMMER HOLIDAYS AND SERVING THE COMMUNITY AT THE SAME TIME.

♦MORE THAN 10 000 YOUTHS HAVE TAKEN PART IN SOME 200 ACTIVITIES ORGANISED THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT,* HE SAID.

SIX WINNING TEAMS OF THE CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD SCHEME DISPLAYED THEIR OUTSTANDING PROJECTS AT TODAY’S CEREMONY THROUGH SLIDE SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS AND STAGE PERFORMANCES.

AWARDS AND PRIZES WERE PRESENTED TO THEM BY AN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE, MISS DIANA TONG.

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SEMINARS FOR PE TEACHERS * * * *

SEVEN SEMINARS ON THE RECENTLY REVISED PR I MARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION SYLLABUS WILL BE HELD IN OCTOBER AND NCVt^BtR rOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION.

THE SEMINARS COVERING BASIC AND EDUCATIONAL GYMNASTICS, SWIMmIJL "lies ball GAMES, ATHLETICS WESTERN FOLK DANCl AND CREATIVE DANCE, * ILL BE HELD AT SIR ROBERT BLACh- COLLEGc. “education, CALDECOTT ROAD, PIPER’S HILL, KO.LOON,

/2LLRE WILL .......

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THERE WILL BE PLACES FOR 1 400 TEACHERS AT THE SEMINARS.

HEADS OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS WISHING TO NOMINATE THEIR TOCHERS FOR THE SEMINARS SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLI CAT IONS TO THE PRiNC PAL INSPECTOR (PHYSICAL EDUCATION), PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 7/F, 405 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 18>

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LUNG CHEUNG ROAD SECTION TO BE CLOSED

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LUNG CHEUNG ROAD BETWEEN FUNG MO STREET AND NAM CHEONG STREET WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1.30 AM TO 5.30 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 27) TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IN FORCE IN THE AREA:

* TRAFFIC FROM NAM CHEONG STREET HEADING FOR LION ROCK TUNNEL AND KWUN TONG WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE CORNWALL STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD HEADING FOR LION ROCK TUNNEL AND KWUN TONG WILL BE DIVERTED INTO NAM CHEONG STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD HEADING FOR KWUN TONG WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE WATERLOO ROAD.

* TRAFFIC FROM LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD HEADING FOR KWAI CHUNG WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE WATERLOO ROAD.

* TRAFFIC FROM FUNG MO STREET HEADING FOR LION ROCK TUNNEL AND KWAI CHUNG WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE FU MEI STREET.

* TRAFFIC FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD HEADING FOR LION ROCK TUNNEL AND KWAI CHUNG WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE FUNG MO STREET.

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FIRING PRACTICE * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON FOUR 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 TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY THURSDAY AND FRIDAY (AUGUST 27, 28, 29 AND 30).

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BEACH KIOSK TENDERS SOUGHT

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THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS NOW INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SALE OF LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AT ANGLER’S BEACH AND HOI MEI BtACn IN TSUEN WAN, LOCATED ON THE COASTLINE OF CASTLE PEAK POAD IN THE WESTERN NEW TERRITORIES.

THE CONTRACT WILL BE FOR THREE YEARS, STARTING DECEMBER 1.

TENDER FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE RSD’S TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF FAR EAST BANK BUILDING, 135 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE TENDER SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DEPARTMENT ON TELEPHONE 0-444281.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TUEN MUN TOWN PARK OPENS THURSDAY............................... 1

TAI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME A SUCCESS ........................ 2

EXPANDED DEPOT TO PUT VEHICLES IN ORDER......................... 3

ATTRACTING VOTERS WITH ENTERTAINMENT ........................... 4

RESIDENTS SIGN UP AS VOTERS ON FUN DAY.......................... 4

INJURED WORKERS' JOB RIGHTS EXPLAINED .......................... 5

PUBLIC INVITED TO SEE HOW BOARD WORKS .......................... 5

DB MEETING ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER............................... 6

WORKSHOP ON REMEDIAL ENGLISH TEACHING.........................   7

YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL .......................................

ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE MOVING ................................. 8

KOWLOON TONG TRAFFIC CHANGES.................................... 8

ROAD CLOSURE IN KOWLOON BAY .................................... 8

TEMPORARY CLOSURE.............................................   9

REPULSE BAY WATER CUT

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1985

TUEN MUN TOWN PARK OPENS THURSDAY * * * *

TUEN MUN TOWN PARK, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE NEW TOWN, WILL BE OPENED TO RESIDENTS ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 29).

THE 11.5-HECTARE PARK IS SITUATED ON RECLAIMED LAND SOUTH OF PUI TO ROAD, NEXT TO THE TUEN MUN CIVIC AND CULTURAL COMPLEX NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND THE MAJOR PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES OF YAU 01, ON TING AND SAN FAT.

CONSTRUCTED IN PHASES, STAGE ONE OF THE PROJECT, OCCUPYING 6.5 HECTARES, HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETED.

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S DISTRICT LEISURE MANAGER (TUEN MUN), MR JIMMY CHOW, RECALLED THAT THE PARK WAS THE SITE OF A PUBLIC DUMP IN 1973.

HOWEVER, THERE IS NO TRACE OF THIS RATHER UNPLEASANT ORIGIN ON THE SITE TODAY. INSTEAD, THERE ARE MANY SPECIAL FEATURES WHICH WILL NOT BE FOUND IN EXISTING PUBLIC PARKS, HE ADDED.

THESE INCLUDE A MAN-MADE LAKE FOR BOAT ROWING, A FULLY AUTOMATIC COMPUTER-CONTROLLED IRRIGATION SYSTEM AND AN AMPHITHEATRE, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

+IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LAKE IS AN ISLAND ON WHICH STANDS A CAFE 3UILT IN THE STYLE OF A TRADITIONAL CHINESE PAGODA,+ MR CHOW SAID.

TWO ARCHED BRIDGES SUFFICIENT CLEARANCE TO

WHICH PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE ALLOW BOATS TO PASS.

ISLAND HAVE

PART OF THE LAKE IS ALSO SET ASIDE FOR MODEL BOATING ACTIVITIES. IT IS BOUNDED BY A STEPPED EDGE ON ONE SIDE AND A LINE OF BUOYS ON THE OTHER TO PREVENT MODEL BOATS FROM STRAYING INTO OTHER PARTS OF THE LAKE.

AT THE NORTH-EASTERN CORNER OF THE LAKE IS THE AMPHITHEATRE, ALSO WITH A CHINESE PAGODA-TYPE ROOF, FOR THE STAGING OF THEATRICAL AND MUSICAL EVENTS.

FACING THE STAGE IS A SEMI-CIRCULAR STAND WITH SEATING FOR FOO. A FURTHER 1 000 SPECTATORS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED ON THE GRASS MOUND BEHIND.

FOR YOUNGSTERS, THERE IS A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND WITH A VARIETY OF PLAY EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING A SPACENET FOR CLIMBING. OTHER FACILITIES IN THE EXTENSIVELY LANDSCAPED PARK INCLUDE SITTING-OUT AREAS, PAVILIONS AND A LOOKOUT POINT.

THE PARK IS CONVENIENTLY LINKED BY TWO FOOTBRIDGES TO THE TOV" CENTRE IN THE EAST, AND TO SAN FAT ESTATE AND THE NEIGHBOURING COMMERCIAL AREA IN THE NORTH.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1985

REFERRING TO THE FULLY AUTOMATIC COMPUTER-CONTROLLED IRRIGATION SYSTEM, CHOW SAID THAT SPRINKLERS AND DRIPS STRATEGICALLY LOCATED IN THE PARK COULD 3E PROGRAMMED TO OPERATE AT NIGHT TO MINIMISE INCONVENIENCE TO VISITORS. THE QUANTITY OF WATER USED COULD ALSO BE ADJUSTED TO SUIT THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF PLANTS AND PREVAILING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

HE SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE PARK WOULD BE POPULAR WITH THE 260 □□□ RESIDENTS OF THE NEW TOWN.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT OF THE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE MR ANDY LEWIS, WHO HAS BEEN CLOSELY INVOLVED I'. THE PROJECT, SAID THAT THE PARK +REPRESENTS AN IDEAL BLEND OF CHINESE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND MODERN WESTERN TECHNOLOGY*.

WORK ON STAGE TWO OF THE PROJECT WILL START LATER THIS YEAR WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 160-METRE WATER CASCADE, THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONG.

ON COMPLETION, IT WILL BECOME THE CENTRE OF ATTRACTION IN THE $85 MILLION PARK WHICH WILL PROVIDE A FOCAL POINT OF RECREATION FOR RESIDENTS OF THE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING NEW TOWN.

MORE PARKS ARE TO BE BUILT FOR THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AS PART OF THE GOVERNMENT’S PLANS TO PROVIDE BETTER LEISURE FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE MOVING INTO THE NEW TOWNS.

TAI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME A SUCCESS

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THE SUCCESS OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME IN TA I PO WAS THt RESULT OF CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR NEW TERRITORIES, MR PETER NG, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, YOUNG

PEOPLE WERE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR — PARTICIPATION, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE — AND CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

MR NG WAS SPEAKING AT A CEREMONY OF A POP CONCERT WHICH MARKED THE END OF THE TAI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

HE SAID THAT THE PROGRAMME wAS « MEANINGFUL PROJECT wHICh NOT ONLY PROVIDED HEALTHY ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS, BUT ALSO ENCOURAGED THEM TO MakE USE OF THEIR LEISURE TO TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

THE SEVEN-WEEK SYP CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND

INCLUDED ABOUT 140 RECREATIONAL, and

WAS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 30 000 PEOPLE.

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EXPANDED DEPOT TO PUT VEHICLES IN ORDER * * * *

THE SERVICING AND MINOR REPAIR WORK Or THE URBAN COUNCIL’S 440 VEHICLES IN KOWLOON CAN BE DONE IN-HOUSE WHEN THE EXPANDED VEHICLE SERVICING FACILITIES AT THE COUNCIL’S SAI YEE STREET DEPOT GO INTO FULL OPERATION IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH.

THE NEW FACILITIES COSTING SOME $2.3 MILLION INCLUDE A LUBRICATION PIT, TWO INSPECTION AND REPAIR PITS AND 10 REPAIR BAYS WHICH WILL BE HOUSED IN A COVERED AREA TOTALLING ALMOST 600 SQUARE METRES.

+ AT PRESENT ALL THE REPAIR WORK IS DONE IN AN' OPEN AREA, WHICH MEANS THAT THE PROGRESS OF THE REPAIR WORK MIGHT SOMETIMES BE HELD UP BY RAINY WEATHER,+ ACCORDING TO THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S TRANSPORT MANAGER (KOWLOON), MR STEPHEN SHUM.

+WITH THE PROVISION OF THE COVERED REPAIR PITS AND BAYS, MAINTENANCE WORK CAN BE UNDERTAKEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR IRRESPECTIVE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, THEREBY REDUCING THE DOWN-TIME RATE OF VEHICLES AND IMPROVING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE VEHICLE FLEET,+ SAID MR SHUM.

THE DEPOT COMPOUND, WITH A TOTAL AREA OF ABOUT

6 000 SQUARE METRES, ALSO INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES: A HYDRAULIC REPAIR SHOP, A TYRE REPAIR SHOP AND TYRE STORE, A BATTERY CHARGING ROOM, A DANGEROUS GOODS STORE, A GENERAL STORE, 60 VEHICLE PARKING SPACES, VEHICLE WASHING BAYS, FUEL FILLING STATIONS, DRIVERS REST ROOMS, WORKSHOPS, AND

OFF ICES.

THE EXPANDED DEPOT WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH A NUMBER OF COMPRESSED AIR POINTS, WHICH WILL -ACILITATE THE USE OF PNEUMATIC TOOLS IN THE MAINTENANCE WORK, THEREBY IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF THE WORK TEAM.

THE COUNCIL’S VEHICLE FLEET IN KOWLOON COMPRISES IdO REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES, 169 GENERAL PURPOSE VEHICLES, 92 OTHER SPECIALIST VEHICLES SUCH AS MECHANICAL SWEEPERS, STREET FLUSHERS, GULLY CESSPIT EMDTIERS, HYDRAULIC CRANE AND GRAB LORRIES, A MOBILE LIBRARY, A MOBILE TOILET, CEMETERY VANS, BY-PRODUCTS VANS AND MEAT VANS, ETC.

MEANWHILE, WORK ON THE PROVISION OF VEHICLE SERVICING FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT AT THE COUNCIL’S WHITFIELD DEPOT ON HONG KONG ISLAND WILL START IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS AND IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN TWO YEARS.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1935

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ATTRACTING VOTERS WITH ENTERTAINMENT

* * * * *

A VARIETY SHOW ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE THIS (SUNDAY) CVENING SERVED A DUAL PURPOSE WHEN PARTICIPANTS WERE URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS WHILE BEING ENTERTAINED AT A PLAYGROUND IN CHEUNG WAH ESTATE IN FANLING.

STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE WERE OUT IN FORCE TO SIGN UP _ ELIGIBLE ELECTORS DURING THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISt

WHICH LAST UNTIL OCTOBER 1.

NORTH DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR RAYMOND PANG, URGED PARTICIPANTS TO REGISTER SO THAT THEY COULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

+ANYONE WHO IS OR WILL BE 21 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR SHOULD REGISTER AS AN ELECTOR SO THAT HE CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS NEXT YEAR,+ HE SAID.

♦TO DATE, ABOUT 35 OOO OF THE 60 000 ELIGIBLE VOTERS IN THE DISTRICT ARE REGISTERED ELECTORS,+ HE ADDED.

HE ALSO REMINDED REGISTERED VOTERS WHO HAD CHANGED THEIR ADDRESSES TO NOTIFY THE ELECTORAL REGISTRATION OFFICE.

THERE WILL BE ANOTHER VARIETY SHOW AT CHOI YUEN ESTATE ON SEPTEMBER 8 TO PUBLICISE THE VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE, AND STAFF OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE * ILL ALSO CONDUCT DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS IN TWO PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO SIGN UP.

RESIDENTS SIGN UP AS VOTERS ON FUN DAY * * * * *

HUNDREDS OF SAI KUNG RESIDENTS TODAY (SUNDAY) SIGNED UP AS ELECTORS DURING A FUN DAY OUTING ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG AND HANG HAU MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES.

TRAVELLING IN COACHES SOME 603 PARTICIPANTS TOURED SEVERAL DISTRICTS IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES, STOPPING AT THE YUEN YUEN INSTITUTION IN TSUEN WAN AND THE SUNG DYNASTY VILLAGE IN LAI CHI KOK.

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DURING THE STOPOVERS, DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF HELPED PARTICIPANTS REGISTER AS ELECTORS AS PART OF THE CURRENT VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE WHICH LASTS UNTIL OCTOBER 1.

THE SAI KUNG AND HANG HAU MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES ORGAINSE SIMILAR OUTINGS EACH YEAR TO ENHANCE CLOSER TIES WITH RESIDENTS AND TO PROMOTE THE SPIRIT OF THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES.

THE FUN DAY OUTING WAS SPONSORED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD.

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INJURED WORKERS’ JOB RIGHTS EXPLAINED * * * * *

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (SUNDAY) WARNED THAT EMPLOYERS WHO TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF AN INJURED WORKER DURING HIS SICK LEAVE COMMIT AN OFFENCE AND ARE LIABLE, ON CONVICTION, TO A FINE OF $5 OOO.

THE WARNING FOLLOWS A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH THE PROPRIETOR OF AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY IN KWUN TONG WAS FINED THE MAXIMUM OF 35 000 FOR DISMISSING AN INJURED WATCHMAN DURING SICK LEAVE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER SECTION 48 OF THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE, AN EMPLOYER SHOULD NOT TERMINATE, OR GIVE NOTICE TO TERMINATE, THE CONTRACT OF SERVICE OF AN EMPLOYEE WHO HAD SUFFERED INCAPACITY IN CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ENTITLE HIM TO COMPENSATION.

ADVICE ON THE VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ORDINANCE COULD BE OBTAINED FROM THE OFFICES OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION DIVISION, HE ADDED.

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PUBLIC INVITED TO SEE HOW BOARD WORKS * * X

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DISTRICT AFFAIRS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETINGS OF THE FOUR COMMITTEES OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD.

THESE MEETINGS ARE HELD EVERY TWO MONTHS, FOLLOWING THE REGULAR DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS, WHICH ARE ALSO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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THEY ARE HELD IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE STH FLOOR OF TUNG WAH MANSION AT 201 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

PEOPLE WISHING TO ATTEND THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON 5-8921239 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

FOLLOWING ARE THE DATES AND TIMES OF THE MEETINGS:

+ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE : AUGUST 27 (4- PM).

+ COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE : SEPTEMBER 3 (4 PM).

+ TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE : SEPTEMBER 10 (4 PM).

+ CULTURE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE : SEPTEMBER 17 (4 PM).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE MEETINGS.

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DB MEETING ON HOUSING GREEN PAPER * * * * *

TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING AT THEIR MEETING ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 27).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON PROPOSALS TO ENACT LAWS TO CONTROL VILLAGE VEHICLES.

THEY WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS, AND THE REVISED DISTRICT BOARD STANDING ORDERS WILL ALSO BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

FROM

OTHER ITEMS ON THE VARIOUS COMMITTEES

AGENDA WILL INCLUDE PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 9.30 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 27) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TAI PO COMMERCIA CENTRE, KWONG FUK ROAD, TAI PO.

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WORKSHOP ON REMEDIAL ENGLISH TEACHING * * * *

A WORKSHOP ON REMEDIAL ENGLISH TEACHING WILL BE HELD IN SEPTEMBER FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS TEACHING REMEDIAL CLASSES.

THE THREE-MEETING WORKSHOP, CONDUCTED BY THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, WILL BE HELD AT THE ENGLISH TEACHING CENTRE AT TO KWA WAN MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 165 MA TAU WAI ROAD, STARTING SEPTEMBER 26.

HEADS OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT A NAME LIST OF TEACHERS WISHING TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP TO THE SENIOR INSPECTOR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING CENTRE, 9A BONHAM ROAD, HONG KONG BEFORE SEPTEMBER 12.

YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL

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IN RESPONSE TO THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL ORGANISE A YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL ON OCTOBER 13 AND OCTOBER 20.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (LEISURE SERVICES) OF THE RSD, MR DAVID MAK, WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE CARNIVAL AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT 3 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 27).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

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ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE MOVING * * * * *

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, NOW OPERATING IN TWO DIFFERENT ADDRESSES IN CENTRAL, WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 30) WHILE IT MOVES TO ITS NEW ADDRESS AT HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, SIXTH FLOOR, CENTRAL.

THE OFFICE WILL OPEN AT ITS NEW ADDRESS THE NEXT DAY, SATURDAY (AUGUST 31).

AT PRESENT, THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SECTIONS OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE OF RSD ARE HOUSED IN INTERNATIONAL BUILDING, 141 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, 21ST FLOOR, AND THE LEISURE SERVICES SECTION IN CONNAUGHT BUILDING, 55 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, 2ND FLOOR.

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A NEW TAXI STAND WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE OF KAM SHING ROAD IN KOWLOON TONG FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 28).

THE EXISTING 7 AM TO 7 PM RESTRICTED ZONE ON THE SOUTHERN CARRIAGEWAY OF WESTERN SECTION OF KAM SHING ROAD WILL BE EXTENDED BY ABOUT 60 METRES WESTWARDS.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, MOTOR VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF WANG CHIU ROAD BETWEEN KAI CHEUNG ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 45 METRES SOUTH OF KAI CHEUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 28) TO FACILITATE THE INSTALLATION OF A TRAFFIC SIGNAL.

VEHICLES TRAVELLING ON WANG CHIU ROAD IN THE DIRECTION OF KA I CHEUNG TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA, RICHLAND GARDENS AND KAI YIP ESTATE WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE KAI CHEUNG ROAD WESTBOUND.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE * * *

HORNSEY ROAD IN THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE CLOSED ™ TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM DAILY FROM WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 28) TO SATURDAY (AUGUST 31) FOR ROAD WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE ROBINSON ROAD AND GLENEALY.

REPULSE BAY WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE REPULSE BAY AREA WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 28) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

PREMISES IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY HOUSE NOS. 45-99 AND 28-44 OF REPULSE BAY ROAD, BELLEVIEW DRIVE AND HOUSE NOS. 19-55 AND 34-52 OF ISLAND ROAD WILL BE AFFECTED.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1985

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GOVERNOR TO VISIT CHILDREN'S CENTRE............................. 1

PASSPORT FORGERS HARD HIT ...................................... 1

BOTANICAL GARDENS HERALD NK LOOK................................ 2

JUNK BAY-KWUN TONG TUNNEL LINK PLANNED ......................... 3

SCHOOLS URGED TO APPOINT CAREERS MASTERS ....................... 4

LUNCHEON SPEECH................................................. 5

BORDER-CROSSING CAR PERMITS AVAILABLE.......................... 6

KWON TONG YOUTHS IN ACTION .................................... 6

BATHING SHEDS AT NT BEACHES FOR HIRE............................ 7

CLOSURE OF SLIP ROAD ........................................... 8

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GOVERNOR TO VISIT CHILDREN’S CENTRE * * * *

THF GOVERNOR SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL VISIT THE SOCIAL wELFARc. DEPARTMENT’S CHUK’yUEN RECEPTION CENTRE ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 28)

AFTERNOON.

NOTE TO EDITORSs

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE VISIT TO THE CENTRE AT 1 L'JN’= FUNG STREET, WONG TAI SIN, KOwLOON.

THE GOVERNOR WILL ARRIVE AT THE CENTRE AT 4.10 PM AND MEjIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE AT THE CENTRE 20 MINUTES EARL I ER.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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PASSPORT FORGERS HARD HIT * * *

HONG KONG’S IMMIGRATION INVESTIGATORS HAVE BEEN CRACKING DOWN HARD ON FORGERS AND USERS OF FAKE PASSPORTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS.

♦WE’RE WISE TO THEIR WAYS OF SHIFTING THEIR FORGING ACTIVITIES FROM DOCUMENTS OF ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER, AND ARE CONSTANTLY WATCHING OUT FOR THEM IN THIS TERRITORY,♦ SAID CHIEF IMMIGRA.ION OFFICER, MR MAK KWAI-YUN, SPEAKING OF THE METHODS OF FORGERS.

+CLIENTS+ OF THE FORGERS GENERALLY ARE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, DRUGS TRAFFICKERS, NEW ARRIVALS FROM CHINA, AND, OF COURSE, LOCAL RESIDENTS SEEKING TO GO TO THOSE COUNTRIES, HE EXPLAINED.

THIS INTENSIFIED INVESTIGATIVE EFFORT HAS BROUGHT ABOUT A BIG INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF PROSECUTIONS, RISING FROM SIX IN 1982, TO 33 IN 1983 AND 66 LAST YEAR, MR MAK, WHO HEADS THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION, SAID.

FORGED PASSPORTS OFTEN INVOLVE PEOPLE OPERATING FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WITH THE CONNIVANCE OF PEOPLE HERE, HE SAID.

LAST YEAR, HONG KONG BRITISH PASSPORTS wERE MOST COMMON AMONo THE FORGERIES, AND THERE WERE A FEW CASES IN WHICH GENUINE PASSPORTo BEARING SUBSTITUTED PHOTOGRAPHS WERE DETECTED AT VARIOUS CONTROL POINTS, AND REFERRED TO THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION.

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EMPLOYING DIFFERENT MEANS OF DETECTION, THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATION SECTION HAS BEEN ABLE TO SMASH THE SYNDICATES INVOLVED IN FORGED HONG KONG PASSPORTS AND IS CONFIDENT IT HAS BROUGHT THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL.

BUT WITH THE DECLINE OF HONG KONG PASSPORT FORGERIES, HOWEVER, THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT TO FORGERIES OF PASSPORTS OF OTHER COUNTRIto, INCLUDING PORTUGUESE, BOLIVIAN, THAI, PHILIPPINES AND SINGAPORE PASSPORTS, MR MAK SAID.

BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1984 AND JULY THIS YEAR, MR MAK SAID, CASES CF GENUINE PORTUGUESE PASSPORTS BEARING FALSE STATEMENTS AND REPRESENTATIONS HAD BEEN DETECTED.

SIMILARLY, MORE THAN 10 BLANK BOLIVIAN PASSPORTS WERE FOUND WHEN IMMIGRATION OFFICERS RAIDED THE HOME OF A FORGER EARLY Thio YEAR.

FURTHER CHECKS SHOWED.THAT A NUMBER OF BLANK PORTUGUESE AMD __ BOLIVIAN PASSPORTS HAD EARLIER BEEN REPORTED LOST AND WERE BELIEViU TO HAVE FALLEN INTO THE HANDS OF SYNDICATES, MR MAK EXPLAINED.

MUCH OF THE INVESTIGATIVE WORK BY THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT DEPENDS FOR ITS SUCCESS ALSO ON THE FULL COOPERATION OF THE VARIOUo CONSULATES AND OTHER OFFICES HERE, MR MAK SAID.

POINTING OUT THE HIGH RISK OF DETECTION, MR MAK SAID THE FORGERS AND PEOPLE WHO USE FORGED DOCUMENTS l-ACED PENALTIES RANGING FROM SIX TO 12 MONTHS JAIL WITH FINES OF $2 000 FOR THE USERS, AND TWO OR THREE YEARS WITH FINES OF $10 000 FOR THE FORGERS.

BOTANICAL GARDENS HERALD NEW LOOK * * * *

WORK ON THE RESTORATION OF THE FOUNTAIN TERRACE AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES AT ONE OF HONG KONG’S LANDMARKS - THE ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS - IS DUE TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF NEXT MONTH.

IMCI TERRACE AND CTHER GARDEN facilities

’^OLUDING THE REFRESHMENT KIOSK, THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AND THE GATEPOSTS WERE DEMOLISHED IN LATE 1982 TO MAKE WAY SFRvl?F Sp«dvI’?dCT,0N °F THE R00F SLAB 0F THE GARDEN ROAD oCHVILt KtotKVOlK.

.„URDER THE RESTORATION PROJECT, THE NEW FOUNTAIN IS s>QUARE-SHAPED AND HAS THREE TIERS. IT FEATURES FOUR DANDELION JET UNITS ON TOP OF THE FOUNTAIN SUCH AS THOSF StSUATETHE°L0WFR^FCTiJmD 34 F0AM AND MUSHROOM TYPE WATER ka. io mi I nt LOW t K ot U I I ON •

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ALL THE JETS WILL BE ILLUMINATED AT NIGHT BY COLOURFUL SPOTLIGHTS. AND TO MAKE THE FOUNTAIN MORE ATTRACTIVE, THE FOOT-PATHS LEADING TO IT WILL ALSO BE ILLUMINATED BY LOW-LEVEL SPOTLIGHTS.

SURROUNDING THE FOUNTAIN ARE FOUR LARGE FLOWER BEDS 'WHICH AIM TO ADD COLOUR TO THE IMPOSING CENTRE PIECE.

THE PROJECT ALSO ENVISAGES THE PROVISION OF A TWO-STOREY BUILDING ON THE SITE OF THE FORMER REFRESHMENT KIOSK. THE GROUND FLOOR WILL BE USED AS A LIGHT REFRESHMEN' RESTAURANT AND A SMALL BOOKSHOP FOR SELLING URBAN COUNCIL PUBLICATIONS WHILE THE FIRST FLOOR WILL HOUSE THE OFFICES FOR THE GARDENS’ MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION STAFF.

APART FROM THESE FACILITIES, THE URBAN COUNCIL ALSO TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO STABILISE THE BANK AND RETAINING WALL FACING ALBANY ROAD, TO REPAIR THE EXTERNAL STRUCTURES CF THE TWO EXISTING PUMP HOUSES AND TO RAISE THE FOOT-PATH WHICH LEADS TO THE AVIARY BY ABOUT ONE METRE SO AS TO ENAB! £ VISITORS TO GET A BETTER VIEW OF THE CAGED-BIRDS.

THE PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO COST OVER $7 MILLION OF WHICH THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT HAS PROVIDED $3 MILLION FOR REPROVISIONING THE FACILITIES AFFECTED.

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JUNK BAY-KWUN TONG TUNNEL LINK PLANNED

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THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT PLANS TO CONSTRUCT A ROAD TUNNEL TO LINK KWUN TONG WITH JUNK BAY AS PART OF THE FIRSi PHASE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW TOWN.

THE PROPOSED TUNNEL WILL BE ABOUT 900 METRES LONG IN A SINGLE TUBE PROVIDING TWO LANES OF TRAFFIC.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE TUNNEL WILL RUN THROUGH THE HILL JUST BELOW MA YAU TONG VILLAGE TO JOIN A NEW DUAL CARRIAGEWAY.

HE SAID THAT THIS CARRIAGEWAY TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE SECOND PHASE WILL RUN ALONG THE WESTERN HILL SLOPES OF JUNK BAY DOWN TO THE RECLAMATION.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE SECOND PHASE OF THE PROJECT WILL BE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUNNEL TOLL PLAZA, CONCOURSE AND ASSOCIATED OPERATIONAL AREA AT THE WESTERN END OF THE TUNNEL.

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A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED ROAD WORKS FOR THE FIRST PHASE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE.

PLANS SHOWING THE PROPOSED WORKS CAN BE SEEN AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG; THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON EAST, YAU MA TEI CAR PARK BUILDING. 1OTH FLOOR, 250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON; THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE. SAI KUNG, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, THIRD FLOOR, MAN NIN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN, NEW TERRITORIES; THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING, TUNG YAN STREET, THIRD AND FOURTH FLOORS, KOWLOON AND THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, MAN NIN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN, NEW TERRITORIES.

OBJECTIONS IN WRITING SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS WITHIN TWO MONTHS.

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE URGED TO JOIN THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION CF CAREERS MASTERS AND SCHOOL HEADS ARE ADVISED TO APPOINT A TEACHER TO BE THE CAREER MASTER TO CO-ORDINATE THE CAREERS PROGRAMME FOR THE BENEFIT OF STUDENTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NOW HAD 378 MEMBERS WITH

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID THE ASSOCIATION EVERY MEMBER REPRESENTING A SCHOOL.

THE ASSOCIATION HAD WORKED HARD IN RECENT YEARS IN THE INTERESTS CF SECONDARY STUDENTS BY DISSEMINATING INFORMATION AND ARRANGING TALKS ON CAREERS AND HIGHER EDUCATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE ASSOCIATION ALSO OFFERED ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE TO SCHOOLS To KEEP STUDENTS AND PARENTS INFORMED OF THE VARIOUS OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT.

ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CAREERS MASTER IN SCHOOL, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE TEACHER SHOULD PREFERABLY BE ONE IN FREQUENT CONTACT WITH UPPER FORM STUDENTS AND SHOWED A GENUINE INTEREST IN THE WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

♦IT IS ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE CAREERS MASTER SHOULD BE ASSISTED BY A TEAM OF OTHER TEACHERS AND THAT THEY SHOULD BE GIVEN EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR WORK WITH MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY.

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♦WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE TIME-TABLE, EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO ALLOT ADDITIONAL NON-TEACHING PERIODS TO ALLOW THEM TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTIES AND TO LIAISE WITH THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF CAREERS MASTERS, THE CAREERS EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND OTHER RELATED ORGANISATIONS.

♦THE CAREERS MASTER SHOULD ALSO INTERVIEW STUDENTS WHO NEED HELP AND TO ASSIST THEM IN APPLYING FOR FURTHER STUDIES AND JOBS, AND TO DISCUSS WITH STUDENTS THEIR INTEREST, CAREERS ABILITY AND THE VALUt CF WORK, QUALITIES OF A GOOD WORKER AND THE SUCCESS IN WORK,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN VIEW OF THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREERS EDUCATION THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS REQUESTED SCHOOL HEADS TO INITIATE CAREERS ADVISORY WORK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE IN A STUDENT’S SCHOOL LIFE.

CAREERS COUNSELLING SHOULD BE REGARDED AS PART OF THE DUTY Or pvfry SCHOOL HEAD AND CLASS TEACHER, WITH CAREERS MASTER TEAM SUPPLEMENTING AND CO-ORDINATING THE CAREERS PROGRAMME WI Tri I THE SCHOOL, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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LUNCHEON SPEECH * * *

THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR REHABILITATION, MR ALDAN KWOK, WILL BE SPEAKING ON +CENTRAL REGISTRY OF THE DISABLED* AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF PENINSULA (DISTRICT 345) TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE HONG KONG HOTEL, TSIM SHA TSUI, AT 1 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1985

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BORDER-CROSSING CAR PERMITS AVAILABLE

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FOLLOWING THE SUCCESSFUL TRIAL PERIOD EARLIER THIS YEAR OF ALLOWING PRIVATE CARS TO CROSS THE BORDER AT SHA TAU KOK FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES, THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL NOW BE ISSUING A LIMITED NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL PERMITS FOR THE SAME PURPOSE.

BUSINESSMEN WITH INTERESTS IN THE SHENZHEN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE MAY APPLY TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, CROSS BORDER PERMIT OFFICE, AT 61 MODY ROAD, SECOND FLOOR NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 14.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE INFORMATION OFFICE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TELEPHONE 3-7333111.

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A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES WILL SOON BE LAUNCHED TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG YOUTHS IN KWUN TONG.

THE ACTIVITIES, ENTITLED +ACTION CIVIC YOUTH*, INCLUDE A PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION, A CROSSWORD PUZZLE, A SLOGAN CONTEST, INTER-SCHOOL DEBATES, A ROAD-REPAIR PROJECT AND A KWUN TONG CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH.

CHAIRMAN OF THE +ACTION CIVIC YOUTH* ORGANISING COMMITTEE, bR LAM KIN-KWOK, SAID: +THE EVENTS, RUNNING FROM SEPTEMBER TO EARLY OCTOBER, ARE DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEARN ABOUT THE COMMUNITY, AND TO TAKE PART IN THEIR OWN DISTRICT AFFAIRS.*

THE THEME OF THE PROJECT IS, +CARE FOR KWUN TONG, SERVE KWUN TONG, AND BUILD KWUN TONG+.

APART FROM PROVIDING A TOPIC FOR THE COMPETITIONS AND DEBAT THE THEME WILL ALSO BE PUT TO PRACTISE IN THE ROAD-REPAIR PROJEC AND THE KWUN TONG CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH.

+TO PROVIDE ACTUAL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, wE WILL MOBILISE YOUNG VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN HANDS WITH LOCAL RESIDENTS TO REPAIR A 20-METRE, DILAPIDATED FOOTPATH IN THE KAI FUK TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA,* MR LAM SAID.

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+IN THE KWUN TONG CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH, YOUNGSTERS WILL HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR A LOCAL SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUT ION.+

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN EXHIBITION ON CIVIC EDUCATION AND A VARIETY SHOW IN THE KWUN TONG CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTH TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 6.

THE +ACTION CIVIC YOUTH+ PROJECT IS SPONSORED BY THE KWUN TONu DISTRICT BOARD.

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TWELVE BATHING SHEDS ON THREE BEACHES IN TSUEN WAN ARE AVAILABLE FOR HIRE TO CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS STARTING OCTOBER 1.

NINE OF THESE ARE LOCATED AT APPROACH BEACH, TWO AT LIDO BEACH AND THE REMAINING ONE AT CASAM BEACH, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGIONAL

SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE SHEDS WILL BE ALLOCATED FOLLOWING A BALLOT TO BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE RSD’S TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, FAR EAST BANK BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 135 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, AT 10 AM ON SEPTEMBER 20.

THE ANNUAL PERMIT FEE OF THE BATHING SHEDS RANGES FROM 82 503 TO $3 000.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY OBTAIN A BALLOT APPLICATION FORM, COSTING 850 EACH, AT THE ACCOUNTS OFFICE OF THE RSD, GOLDEN GATc COMMERCIAL BUILDING, FIFTH FLOOR, 136-138 AUSTIN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, BEFORE SEPTEMBER 5 (THURSDAY).

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO RSD’S TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE BEFORE 1 PM ON SEPTEMBER 12 (THURSDAY). LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TELEPHONE 0-444281 EXT. 431 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

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CLOSURE OF SLIP ROAD * * *

SLIP ROAD A LEADING FROM LUNG CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND TO FUNG MO FLYOVER SOUTHBOUND WILL BE CLOSED FROM 19 AM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 29.! FOR ABOUT FOUR-AND-A-HALF MONTHS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION

CF A MINI ROUNDABOUT.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR FUNG MO FLYOVER ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL TO USE WONG TAI SIN ROAD AND MA CHAI HANG ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

SLOWER EXPORT GROWTH, LOW INFLATION IN THE FIRST HALF........ 1

MORE INFORMATION ON CMB FOR BOARD MEMBERS ...................... 4

TRIAL PERIOD FOR 'PLEA BY POST' SYSTEM.......................... 5

+LONDON, HK SHARE CLOSE TIES, COMMON INTERESTS* ................ 7

LORD MAYOR PRESENTS GOLD MEDALS TO 12 .......................... 9

LORD MAYOR OF LONDON VISITS SHA TIN ........................... 10

FUNCTIONS OF DISABLED CENTRAL REGISTRY EXPLAINED .............. 11

PUBLIC TRAN SPORT SERVICES LIAISON GROUP TO BE SET UP........ 13

WORKERS TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS FROM WAGE FUND .................... 14

BRIEFING ON TIN SHIH WAI CLEARANCE............................. 15

AWARD SCHEME DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED .......................... 15

YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER ................... 16

DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED ...................................... 17

SHEK WU HUI, FANLING TRAFFIC CHANGES .......................... 17

QUARRY BAY TO GET NEW MARKET COMPLEX .......................... 18

POK FU LAM ROAD TRAFFIC CHANGES ............................... 19

WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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SLOWER EXPORT GROWTH, LOW INFLATION IN THE FIRST HALF *****

RE-EXPORTS GREW BY AN ESTIMATED 36 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR WHILE DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY AN ESTIMATED SIX PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, SO THAT TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY AN ESTIMATED NINE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, ACCORDING TO THE HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT 1985 PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE GOVERNMENT.

OVER THIS PERIOD THE RATE OF INFLATION (AS MEASURED BY THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A)) WAS RELATIVELY LOW, AT 3.3 PER CENT.

REFLECTING THE RELATIVELY WEAK DOMESTIC DEMAND, RETAINED IMPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS WERE ESTIMATED TO SHOW NO CHANGE IN REAL TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR ALTHOUGH RETAINED IMPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS GREW BY ABOUT SEVEN PER CENT IN REAL TERMS. OVERALL, IMPORTS GREW BY ABOUT NINE PER CENT IN REAL TERMSj

THE REPORT NOTES THAT .DESPITE THE SLOWER EXPORT GROWTH, THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION FOR .THE LABOUR FORCE AS A WHOLE REMAINED LARGELY STABLE IN THE SECONJ) QUARTER, COMPARED WITH THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WAS THREE PER CENT, AGAINST 3.3 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND 3.5 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984. THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, AT ONE PER CENT, WAS SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN THE 1.3 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, BUT WAS THE SAME AS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF LAST YEAR.

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THE RATE OF INFLATION REMAINED RELATIVELY LOW IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985. THE YEAR-ON-YEAR RATE OF INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) WAS 3.3 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985, LITTLE CHANGED FROM THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR BUT SUBSTANTIALLY BELOW THE 9.9 PER CENT RECORDED IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984.

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) WAS ON AVERAGE 3.7 PER CENT HIGHER IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 THAN IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1984, WHILE THE HANG SENG CONSUMER PRICE INDEX WAS 3.8 PER CENT HIGHER.

THE REPORT ASSESSES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 USING SUCH STATISTICS AS ARE AVAILABLE. IT ALSO UPDATES THE ANALYSIS 0? THE ECONOMY WHICH WAS GIVEN IN THE FIRST QUARTER ECONOMIC REPORT 1985 PUBLISHED IN MAY. APART FROM GIVING AN OVERALL VIEW, THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS ON THE EXTERNAL SECTOR, THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE LABOUR SECTOR, ACTIVITY IN SELECTED SECTORS AND PRICES.

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ON THE EXTERNAL SECTOR, THE REPORT NOTES THAT APART FROM CHINA, DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO ALL MAJOR MARKETS DECLINED. WHILE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA CONTINUED TO GROW RAPIDLY, BY ABOUT 69 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THOSE TO THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND JAPAN DECLINED BY ABOUT 11 PER CENT, 18 PER CENT, 21 PER CENT AND 11 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN REAL TERMS.

THE SHARP SLOWING DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE OF THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR AND THE RELATIVE STRENGTH OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR DURING MOST OF 1984 AND IN THE EARLY MONTHS OF 1985 BOTH CONTRIBUTED TO THESE DECLINES.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, IMPORTS GREW BY ABOUT NINE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS. REFLECTING THE FASTER GROWTH IN IMPORTS FOR SUBSEQUENT RE-EXPORT, RETAINED IMPORTS DECLINED BY FIVE PER CENT IN REAL TERMS.

THE REPORT FURTHER POINTS OUT THAT COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1984, THE GROWTH RATE OF THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS (DOMESTIC EXPORTS PLUS RE-EXPORTS), AT 13 PER CENT, WAS FASTER THAN THAT OF IMPORTS, AT SEVEN PER CENT. IN CONSEQUENCE, A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS, EQUIVALENT TO 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.

ON THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE REPORT NOTES THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENTS:

FIRST, THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AGAINST THE U.S. DOLLAR MOVED FOR MOST OF THE TIME DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 CLOSE TO THE LINKED RATE OF HK$7.8O TO US$1, ALBEIT ON A SLIGHTLY FIRMER TONE TOWARDS THE LATTER PART OF THE PERIOD.

SECOND, THERE CONTINUED TO BE AMPLE LIQUIDITY IN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY MARKET DURING MOST OF THE FIRST HALF, WHICH EXERTED DOWNWARD PRESSURE ON LOCAL INTEREST RATES. ADMINISTERED INTEREST RATES WERE ADJUSTED DOWNWARDS SIX TIMES IN THE FIRST HALF AND TWICE AGAIN IN JULY.

THIRD, AS BOTH THE MONEY MARKET RATES AND THE DEPOSIT RATES SET BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF BANKS WERE CONSISTENTLY BELOW THE U.S. DOLLAR INTEREST RATES, THE GROWTH RATE OF HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR WAS LESS THAN THAT FOR THE PREVIOUS SIX-MONTH PERIOD, AS WAS THE GROWTH RATE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY.

ON THE LABOUR SECTOR, THE REPORT OBSERVES THAT TOTAL EMPLOYMENT SHOWED SOME . INCREASE IN MARCH 1985 OVER MARCH 1984. OVER THIS PERIOD, EMPLOYMENT IN THE SERVICES SECTOR - PARTICULARLY IN THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES - INCREASED, EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING SHOWED NO CHANGE, WHILE EMPLOYMENT ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES CONTINUED TO DECLINE.

/THE report........

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THE REPORT FURTHER SAYS THAT DURING THE 12 MONTHS ENDING MARCH 1985, EARNINGS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, IN TERMS OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED, INCREASED BOTH IN MONEY TERMS AND IN REAL TERMS, ALBEIT AT A LESS RAPID RATE, REFLECTING THE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE WEAK DOMESTIC EXPORT PERFORMANCE ON INCOMES.

EARNINGS IN THE SERVICES SECTORS, ON THE OTHER HAND, SHOWED SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES, LARGELY DUE TO THE SALARY INCREASES BROUGHT BY THE BUOYANT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN 1934. CONSTRUCTION WAGE RATES SHOWED SOME INCREASE IN MONEY TERMS, AND CEASED TO DECLINE IN REAL TERMS.

THE REPORT OBSERVES THAT THE SLOWING DOWN IN MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY CONTINUED INTO THE SECOND QUARTER OF THIS YEAR, AS EVIDENCED BY THE FIGURES ON DOMESTIC EXPORTS, THE ORDER-BOOK POSITION OF A SELECTION OF LARGE MANUFACTURERS, RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES, AND ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION BY THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR.

ON THE PROPERTY SECTOR, THE REPORT NOTES THE FOLLOWING TRENDS:

FIRST, THE PROPERTY MARKET SHOWED CLEAR SIGNS OF RECOVERY UPON A RETURN OF CONFIDENCE FOLLOWING THE INITIALLING OF THE SINO—BRITISH AGREEMENT IN SEPTEMBER 1984.

SECOND, THE RATE OF TAKE-UP FOR MOST TYPES OF FINISHED PROPERTY IMPROVED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 AND VACANCY RATES FOR ALL MAIN TYPES OF PROPERTY FELL.

THIRD, PRICES AND RENTALS OF RESIDENTIAL FLATS, PARTICULARLY MEDIUM AND LARGE ONES IN WELL-MANAGED DEVELOPMENTS AND FAVOURED LOCATIONS, INCREASED.

FOURTH, THE DEMAND FOR BETTER-MANAGED ARCADE SHOPS AND OFFICES IN PRIME LOCATIONS REMAINED FAIRLY STRONG IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985. THE PERSISTANT FALL IN PRICES AND RENTALS OF SHOPS THROUGHOUT 1984 APPEARED TO HAVE HALTED IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR.

FIFTH, THE INCREASE IN DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY APPARENTLY CONTINUED INTO THE FIRST HALF OF 1985. WHILE PRICES OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY APPEARED TO HAVE INCREASED SLIGHTLY, RENTALS SHOWED CLEAR SIGNS OF AN UPTREND SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR.

ON PRICES, THE REPORT SAYS THAT THE STEADY DECELERATION IN THE RATE OF INFLATION WAS DUE TO A NUMBER OF FAVOURABLE DOMESTIC AND EXTERNAL FACTORS. FOR EXAMPLE, AGGREGATE DEMAND IN THE ECONOMY WAS NOT PARTICULARLY STRONG, THE HONG KONG DOLLAR STRENGTHENED AGAINST THE CURRENCIES OF HONG KONG’S MAJOR SUPPLIER COUNTRIES, THE RATES OF INFLATION IN HONG KONG’S MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS REMAINED MODERATE, AND WORLD COMMODITY PRICES WERE RELATIVELY SOFT.

THE REPORT IS NOW ON SALE AT 512 A COPY.

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MORE INFORMATION ON CMB FOR BOARD MEMBERS

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GOVERNMENT MEMBERS SITTING ON THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY’q BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL BE EETTER INFORMED OF CMB’S MANAGEMENT DECISIONS IN THE FUTURE AS THE EUS COMPANY HAS AGREED TO CIRCULATE TO BOARD MEMBERS REPORTS OF DELIBERATIONS OF ITS HIGH-POWERED EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

THIS WAS REVEALED IN THE FIFTH PROGRESS REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) WORKING GROUP ON CMB MAINTENANCE SUBMITTED FOR DISCUSSION AT A TAC MEETING TODAY (TUESDAY).

CMB WAS ALSO CONSIDERING A PROPOSAL THAT REGULAR REPORTS COVERING THE MAIN AREAS OF THE COMPANY’S OPERATIONS SHOULD BE CIRCULATED TO ALL BOARD MEMBERS.

THE NEW MEASURES WOULD HELP IMPROVE THE LEVEL OF INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE TO THE GOVERNMENT-APPOINTED DIRECTORS, TAC MEMBER^ NOTED.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE TWO GOVERNMENT-APPOINTED DIRECTORS, ON THE CMB BOARD - THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR PETER LEEDS, AND THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR CHRISTOPHER WONG.

THE PROGRESS REPORT ALSO INDICATED THAT THE RATE AT WHICH CMB HAD IMPLEMENTED SPECIFIC IMPROVEMENTS DURING JUNE AND JULY HAD APPARENTLY NOT BEEN MAINTAINED IN AUGUST. THIS MIGHT BE ATTRIBUTED TO THE FACT THAT, IN GENERAL, THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH REFERRED TO THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT, OR TO MEASURES THAT COULD BE EASILY OR ECONOMICALLY INTRODUCED HAD ALREADY BEEN IMPLEMENTED.

THE TAC NOTED THAT DIFFICULTY wAS STILL BEING EXPERIENCED IN RECRUITING AN ENGINEERING MANAGER. MEMBERS HOPED THAT THIS WOULD BE RESOLVED SOON AS THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ENGINEERING MANAGER WOULD ENABLE THE COMPANY TO DELEGATE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY WHICH IS AT PRESENT OVER-CONCENTRATED AT THE TOP.

OTHER AREAS WHICH DREW MEMBERS’ CONCERN WERE CMB’S SLOW PROGRESS IN RAISING ITS EFFECTIVENESS IN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL BUS CLEANING AND IMPROVING WORKING CONDITIONS AT ITS NORTH POINT AND CHAI WAN DEPOTS.

NEVERTHELESS, RECENT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF CME VEHICLES DURING SPOT CHECKS WERE SUSTAINED IN AUGUST. THE AVcRaoc NUMBER OF SAFETY DEFECTS FOUND ON CMB BUSES DROPPED TO 0.6 PER BUS LAST MONTH, COMPARED WITH AN AVERAGE OF 9.8 SAFETY DEFECT PER BUS IN JUNE AND THREE IN JANUARY.

MEANWHILE, THERE «AS GENERAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CMB AND THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ON THE OBJECTIVE OF WITHDRAWING OLD BUSES AND REDUCING THE VARIETY OF MODELS. DISCUSSIONS ON THE WITHDRAWAL AND REPLACEMENT OF BUSES WERE CONTINUING IN THE CONTEXT OF CMB o FIVE-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

/AT TODAY'S .......

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AT TODAY’S MEETING, TAC MEMBERS ALSO CONSIDERED TWO PROPOSALS ON THE EXTENSION OF NEW TERRITORIES TAXI BOUNDARIES - TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL IN KWAI CHUNG, AND TO ALLOW SUCH TAXIS TO USE THE NEW SHA TIN-TAI PO COASTAL ROAD WHEN IT OPENS TO TRAFFIC IN SEPTEMBER.

THE COMMITTEE SUPPORTED THE GOVERNMENT’S RECOMMENDATION THAT ON BALANCE THE PROPOSED EXTENSION TO KWAI CHUNG SHOULD NOT BE ACCEPTED.

IT NOTED THAT THE MAIN ARGUMENT FOR THE EXTENSION WAS TO ENABLE WESTERN NT RESIDENTS TO HAVE DIRECT TAXI ACCESS TO THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. HOWEVER, THE GOVERNMENT POINTED OUT THAT AMBULANCE SERVICE IN THE WESTERN NT WAS ADEQUATE AT PRESENT AND WILL BE ENHANCED LATER THIS YEAR WITH THE OPENING OF THE NEW TUEN MUN AMBULANCE DEPOT. AT THE SAME TIME, IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION WHERE A PATIENT IS REQUIRED TO BE TRANSPORTED QUICKLY AND SAFELY TO A HOSPITAL, THE AMBULANCE IS THE MORE APPROPRIATE MODE OF TRANSPORT.

THE GOVERNMENT ALSO POINTED OUT THAT FURTHER RELAXATION CF THE OPERATION BOUNDARY TO THE BUILT-UP AREAS WILL BE AT THE EXPENSE OF TAXI SERVICE TO THE REMOTE PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THERE WAS ALSO A POTENTIAL PROBLEM OF ILLEGAL OPERATIONS AS THE PROPOSED ROUTE EXTENSION PASSED THROUGH THE TWO MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS OF TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG AND PROVIDED FRONTAGE ACCESS IN THE TAI WO HAU AREA AND ALONG LAI KING HILL ROAD.

THE COMMITTEE HOwEVER SUPPORTED THE USE OF THE NEW SHA TIN-TAI PO COASTAL ROAD BY NT TAXIS AS IT WOULD SHORTEN THE JOURNEY TIME TO THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL, SHA TIN RACE COURSE AND MEI SHA FERRY PIER.

THE BOUNDARY EXTENSION SHOULD NOT PRESENT ENFORCEMENT OR TRAFFIC PROBLEMS AS THERE WOULD BE 24-HOUR CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS ON THE HIGHWAY AND THE NUMBER OF NT TAXIS USING ThE HIGHWAY wAS EXPECTED TO BE SMALL.

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TRIAL PERIOD FOR 'PLEA BY POST’ SYSTEM

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL SOON IMPLEMENT THE NEW PROCEDURE TO DEAL WITH MINOR OFFENCES WHICH ALLOWS DEFENDANTS TO PLEAD GUILTY BY LETTER.

THE SIX-MONTH TRIAL BEGINS ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) IN TWO DISTRICTS -- WESTERN MAGISTRACY WILL DEAL WITH CASES FROM CENTRAL POLICE DIVISION AND NORTH KOWLOON MAGISTRACY WILL DEAL WITH THOSE FROM THE CHEUNG SHA WAN POLICE DIVISION.

/A GCViaNWJT.......

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A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID: +UNDER THE MAGISTRATES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE PASSED IN MAY 1984, A DEFENDANT WILL NOT GENERALLY BE ISSUED A SUMMONS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE FOR A MINOR OFFENCE.

+INSTEAD A NOTICE OF PROSECUTION WILL BE ISSUED AND SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE ABSENCE OF THE COMPLAINANT AND DEFENDANT UNLESS THE DEFENDANT WISHES TO DENY THE CHARGE OR REQUESTS A HEAR ING.+

MINOR OFFENCES ARE THOSE WHERE THE MAXIMUM PENALTY IS A FINE OF $10 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR SIX MONTHS, WHETHER OR NOT THERE MAY BE ANY ADDITIONAL COURT ORDER RELATING TO COMPENSATION OR LICENCE DISQUALIFICATION.

HE STRESSED THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A DEFENDANT BE SENTENCED TO A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OR DISQUALIFIED FROM HOLDING OR OBTAINING A LICENCE WITHOUT HIS BEING PRESENT AND BEING GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS. SHOULD THE COURT CONSIDER THAT A FINE IS NOT ADEQUATE PUNISHMENT A SUMMONS WILL BE ISSUED ORDERING THE DEFENDANT TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COURT.

HE SAID, +THE NEW PROCEDURES ARE DEEMED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE PRESENT SUMMONS SYSTEM AND ITS USE WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, INCLUDING THE POLICE, DEPENDING ON THEIR PARTICULAR PRIORITIES AND PROBLEMS.+

HE SAID WHEN A PERSON IS REPORTED FOR A MINOR OFFENCE, THE COURT WILL SEND HIM A NOTICE OF PROSECUTION FOR MINOR OFFENCE BY POST INFORMING HIM OF THE ALLEGATION THAT HAS BEEN MADE AGAINST HIM AND THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR THE OFFENCE. IT ALSO INFORMS HIM OF HIS FOUR OPTIONS, WHICH ARE:

FIRST, HE MAY PLEAD NOT GUILTY, IN WHICH CASE HE MUST SEND WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE FIRST CLERK OF THE MAGISTRACY BY A SPECIFIED DATE. A SUMMONS WILL THEN BE SENT TO HIM ORDERING HIM TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COURT.

SECONDLY, HE MAY WISH TO PLEAD GUILTY BUT WOULD LIKE TO APPEAR BEFORE THE COURT TO OFFER AN EXPLANATION. IN THIS CASE HE MUST SEND WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE FIRST CLERK OF THE MAGISTRACY BY A SPECIFIED DATE. A SUMMONS WILL THEN BE SENT TO HIM.

THIRDLY, HE MAY WISH TO PLEAD GUILTY AND NOT APPEAR BEFORE THE COURT, THIS HE MAY DO BY WRITING TO THE FIRST CLERK? HE MAY INCLUDE IN HIS LETTER ANYTHING HE WANTS TO EXPLAIN TO THE COURT ABOUT THE OFFENCE OR IN MITIGATION OF PENALTY.

FOURTHLY, HE MAY IGNORE THE NOTICE OF PROSECUTION. IF THE DEFENDANT DOES NOTHING BY THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE NOTICE, THE COURT MAY DEAL WITH THE CASE AS IF HE HAS PLEADED GUILTY TO THE CHARGE AND AGREED THE SUMMARY OF FACTS STATED IN THE NOTICE.

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IF A DEFENDANT IGNORES THE NOTICE OR ADMITS THE OFFENCE BY LETTER, THE CASE WILL BE HEARD IN ABSENTIA BY A MAGISTRATE SITTING IN CHAMBERS WHO WILL AWARD A PENALTY.

NOTICE OF THE AWARD OF AND OF NON-PAYMENT OF THE PENALTY WILL BE SENT BY POST TO THE OFFENDER GIVING HIM 21 DAYS TO PAY.

IF THE FINE IS NOT PAID WITHIN THE TIME STIPULATED, A SECOND NOTICE WILL BE SERVED, THIS TIME PERSONALLY, REQUIRING THE DEFENDANT TO PAY THE FINE WITHIN 14 DAYS. IF HE FAILS TO COMPLY, A SUMMONS OR WARRANT WILL BE ISSUED AGAINST HIM.

AS THE SECOND NOTICE MUST BE PERSONALLY SERVED, THERE IS NO QUESTION OF AN ARREST WARRANT BEING ISSUED AGAINST A DEFENDANT FOR NON-PAYMENT WITHOUT HAVING HAD PRIOR NOTICE OF THE PROCEEDINGS.

IF A DEFENDANT HAS NOT RECEIVED PRIOR NOTICE OP THE COURT PROCEEDINGS AND WISHES TO DISPUTE THEM, HE SHOULD IMMEDIATELY MAKE APPLICATION TO THE FIRST CLERK OF THE MAGISTRACY CONCERNED REQUESTING AN APPOINTMENT TO ATTEND BEFORE THE MAGISTRATE TO REQUEST A REVIEW OF THE DECISION. HIS APPLICATION MUST BE MADE IN WRITING AND SHOULD BE MADE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THE SECOND NOTICE OF NON-PAYMENT OF PENALTY.

IF A MAGISTRATE REVIEWS A CASE AND REVERSES THE DECISION, SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS MAY BE TAKEN BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WITHIN SIX MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE DETERMINATION OF THE REVIEW PROCEEDINGS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID, + IF THE EXPERIMENT IS PROVED TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE NEW PROCEDURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

+IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS OF THE ONE MILLION MINOR OFFENCE CASES DEALT WITH BY SUMMONS EACH YEAR AT PRESENT WILL BE DEALT WITH UNDER THE NEW PROCEDURE WITH CONSEQUENT SAVING OF TIME BY DEFENDANTS, MAGISTRATES AND PROSECUTING OFFICERS.+

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+LONDON, HK SHARE CLOSE TIES, COMMON INTERESTS*

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LONDON AND HONG KONG HAVE MUCH IN COMMON AND MANY MUTUAL INTERESTS, AND THE CLOSE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES DATES BACK MANY MANY YEARS.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, WHEN ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE COUNCIL IN HONOUR OF THE VISITING LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR ALAN TRAILL.

/Mfi. CHJWG-LEJJ .....

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MR. CHEONG-LEEN POINTED OUT THAT LONDON IS THE

NO. 1 FINANCIAL MARKET IN THE WORLD, WHILE HONG KONG IS ASIA’S NO. 1 FINANCIAL CENTRE, AND THE THIRD IN THE WORLD ONLY TO LONDON AND NEW YORK.

ALSO, LONDON IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST GOLD TRADING CENTRE, WHILE HONG KONG IS ASIA’S LARGEST AND THE THIRD IN THE WORLD ONLY TO LONDON AND ZURICH.

+ WE ARE BOTH EVER-STRIVING AND DYNAMIC CITIES WHERE PROSPERITY AND PROGRESS ARE THE HONEST REWARDS OF OUR RESPECTIVE ENDEAVOURS,* HE SAID.

ON THE CULTURAL SIDE, MR CHEONG-LEEN NOTED, NUMEROUS ORCHESTRAS, DANCE, DRAMA AND THEATRE COMPANIES, AS WELL AS ARTISTS FROM BRITAIN HAVE BEEN STAGING PERFORMANCE IN URBAN COUNCIL PRESENTATIONS.

IN RETURN, THE COUNCIL ALSO SENDS ITS PERFORMING COMPANIES OVERSEAS TO ENRICH THEIR PERFORMING EXPERIENCE AND ENHANCE THEIR INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION.

HE CITED AS EXAMPLE THE COUNCIL’S DANCE COMPANY WHICH GAVE A TOTAL OF FIVE PERFORMANCES IN LONDON AND OTHER CITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE ’HONG KONG PROMOTION 1981’. THE TOUR HAD STRENGTHENED THE CULTURAL TIES BETWEEN THE TWO CITIES AND HAD SUCCEEDED IN PROMOTING THE IMAGE OF HONG KONG AMONG THE BRITISH PEOPLE.

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LORD MAYOR’S CORPORATION RESEMBLE THOSE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL.

+ONE OF THE MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF YOUR CORPORATION IS TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH YOUR CITY, AS A CENTRE FOR FINANCE, TRADE, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, CAN FLOURISH.

+AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ROLES OF THE URBAN COUNCIL IS TO BRING A BETTER, HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER LIFESTYLE TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.*

TURNING TO HONG KONG’S TRADING AND INVESTMENT SCENE, MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID THAT IN 1984, HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM ROSE BY ALMOST 23 PER CENT TO 1 049 MILLION POUNDS STERLING WHILE HONG KONG IMPORTED 870 MILLION POUNDS STERLING OF GOODS FROM BRITAIN.

+WITH THE RATIFICATION OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON MAY 27, 1985, HONG KONG IS NOW SET TO EXPAND EVEN MORE ITS VITAL ROLE AS THE TRADING AND ECONOMIC GATEWAY TO CHINA AND HER ONE BILLION PEOPLE,* SAID MR CHEONG-LEEN.

+THE JOINT DECLARATION WILL ENABLE HONG KONG TO CONTINUE ITS VALUABLE AND EXCELLENT LINKS WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM NOT ONLY DURING THE 12-YEAR TRANSITION PERIOD, BUT ALSO IN THE YEARS BEYOND 1997.

/+HQNG KONG

Tuesday, august 27, 1985

+HONG KONG IS WITHOUT DOUBT THE PLACE FOR LONG-TERM TRADING AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES.*

CONCLUDING, MR CHEONG-LEEN EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT THE TWO GREAT CITIES WILL HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FUTURE TO ENHANCE THEIR ALREADY CLOSE AND AMICABLE RELATIONSHIP.

SIR ALAN TRAILL TOLD THE GATHERING THAT HE HAS BEEN STRUCK BY THE FACT THAT BOTH HONG KONG AND LONDON FACE THE COMMON PROBLEMS +OF PROVIDING FOR THE HOMELESS AND DESTITUTE, OF MAINTAINING HIGH STANDARDS OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF OUR PEOPLES.+

♦AND WHETHER OUR CITIES ARE YOUNG OR OLD, SMALL OR LARGE, WE HAVE MUCH TO LEARN FROM EACH OTHER,+ HE SAID.

HE NOTED THAT THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON IS NOT ONLY THE LEADER OF THE CIVIC ADMINISTRATION BUT ALSO IN TRADITION A BRIDGE BETWEEN THE CIVIC CITY OF LONDON AND THE BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL CITY OF LONDON.

+l REGARD IT AS ONE OF MY DUTIES - WHETHER IT IS EXPRESSED PRECISELY AND OFFICIALLY OR NOT - TO ACT AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR THE BUSINESS INTERESTS OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

+l SEEK TO DEVELOP A GREATER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CITY OF LONDON AND YOUR OWN AUTHORITY - NOT ONLY TO SHARE OUR PROBLEMS AND EXPERIENCE IN THE CIVIC SENSE BUT TO DEVELOP BUSINESS, TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL CO-OPERATION TO MUTUAL BENEFIT,+ SIR ALAN ADDED.

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LORD MAYOR PRESENTS GOLD MEDALS TO 12

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THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR ALAN TRAILL THIS (TUESDAY^ FRESENTED GOLD MEDALS TO 12 CAND IDATES'oF THE LONDON^ ?RFMnMY°ATC?u?Eno^T^eD 'NDU3TRY (LCCI) EXAMINATIONS AT A CEREMONY AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL.

THE RECIPIENTS WERE AMONG 15 CANDIDATES WHO WERE AWARDED gaining the highest marks in ?Se varIoSs lcci tAAHb LAST YEAR.

<arrDCjADiF.XAAi,,nA.T*,2^ ®?ARD 0F LCCI 0FFERS EXAMINATIONS IN BUSINESS, ^CrFJlA^J^.T^lLANt,lJAGE ST,JDIES U|TH THE AIM OF PROVIDING A SYSTEM OF QUALIFICATIONS TO STUDENTS IN THE COMMERCIAL FIELD.

/A GOLD .......

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A GOLD MEDAL IS AWARDED TO AN OVERSEAS CANDIDATE WHO OBTAINED THE HIGHEST MARK IN A PARTICULAR SUBJECT.

LAST YEAR, A TOTAL OF 79 577 HONG KONG CANDIDATES TOOK PART IN THE LCCI EXAMINATIONS. OF THE 15 GOLD MEDAL RECIPIENTS, NINE HAVE GAINED FIRST PLACE AMONG ALL OVERSEAS STUDENTS.

SIR ALAN WAS MET ON ARRIVAL AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL BY THE ACTING SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG EXAMINATIONS AUTHORITY, MR W.C. CHAN.

EARLIER IN THE DAY, SIR ALAN VISITED THE BRITISH TRADE COMMISSION AND MET THE SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, NR CHRISTIAN ADAMS.

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LORD MAYOR OF LONDON VISITS SHA TIN

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THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR ALAN TRAILL, AND LADY TRAILL, THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON VISITED SHA TIN TO LOOK AT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS IN THE NEW TOWN.

THEY FIRST WENT TO THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE FOR A BRIEFING BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM WOON-KWONG, ON THE SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT.

SIR ALAN AND LADY TRAILL THEN TOURED LUNG HANG ESTATE, WHICH ACCOMMODATES 26 000 PEOPLE IN PUBLIC HOUSING UNITS AND HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FLATS.

DURING THE TOUR, SIR ALAN SAW COMMERCIAL FACILITIES IN THE ESTATE AND VARIOUS SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE. THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CENTRE WAS HANDED OVER TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE IN JUNE.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1985

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FUNCTIONS OF DISABLED CENTRAL REGISTRY EXPLAINED ******

SINCE JANUARY 1984, THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF THE DISABLED HAS HELPED NEARLY 450 DISABLED PERSONS, INCLUDING THE DEAF, BLIND, PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED, MENTALLY HANDICAPPED AND EX-MENTALLY ILL, TO FIND JOBS THROUGH A +MATCHING PROCESS+, THE ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR REHABILITATION, MR ALDAN KWOK, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF PENINSULA, MR KWOK SAID THAT THE +MATCHING PROCESS+ SERVICE ASSISTED THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IN SHORTLISTING DISABLED REGISTRANTS WHO FULFILLED THE REQUIREMENTS OF JOB VACANCIES.

HE SAID: +THE PROCESS BEGINS WITH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT FEEDING THE SPECIFICATIONS OF A VACANCY INTO THE COMPUTER. THE COMPUTER MATCHES THE SPECIFICATIONS AGAINST THE PARTICULARS OF DISABLED REGISTRANTS TO IDENTIFY A NUMBER OF SUITABLE CANDIDATES FOR THE VACANCY.

+FACTORS TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION ARE QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SALARY EXPECTED AND SOMETIMES THE ADDRESS OF THE REGISTRANTS.

+THE RESULTS ARE CONSIDERED BY A LABOUR OFFICER WHO SELECTS THE DISABLED PERSONS WHOM HE CONSIDERS ARE BEST MATCHED FOR THE JOB VACANCIES. HE THEN INTERVIEWS THE DISABLED PERSON TO FURTHER ASSESS HIS SUITABILITY.

+IF THE LABOUR OFFICER FINDS THE DISABLED PERSONS SUITABLE, HE WILL INTRODUCE, AND SOMETIMES ACCOMPANY HIM TO THE PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYERS FOR A JOB INTERVIEW.+

MR KWOK SAID THAT THIS SERVICE GREATLY REDUCED THE TIME REQUIRED FOR LABOUR OFFICERS TO SELECT SUITABLE DISABLED PERSONS FOR INTERVIEW.

THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF THE DISABLED, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED IN THE WORLD, IS THE CENTRAL FEATURE OF THE CO-ORDINATED APPROACH IN THE PROVISION OF HONG KONG’S REHABILITATION SERVICES.

CENTRALISING RECORDS OF DISABLED PERSONS KEPT BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, THE REGISTRY HAD BEEN IN OPERATION FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS.

MR KWOK POINTED OUT THAT THE REGISTRY HAD THREE MAIN FUNCTIONS — PLANNING OF REHABILITATION SERVICES? PROVIDING DATA FOR RESEARCH AND SURVEY? AND FACILITATING THE DELIVERY OF REHABILITATION SERVICES TO DISABLED PERSONS.

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ON THE PLANNING FUNCTION, HE SAID, +THE STATISTICAL INFORMATION KEPT BY THE CENTRAL REGISTRY IS USED FOR LONG-TERM PROJECTIONS OF DEMAND AND SUPPLY OF SERVICES? SUCH PROJECTIONS ARE OF VALUE IN THE EXECUTION OF HONG KONG’S REHABILITATION POLICY, AS LAID DOWN IN THE REHABILITATION PROGRAMME PLAN.*

+OUR FIGURES GIVE THE PLANNERS IN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES A MORE REALISTIC IDEA OF THE DEMAND FOR REHABILITATION SERVICES, SO THAT WHERE SHORTFALLS ARE IDENTIFIED, EITHER NOW OR IN FUTURE, NEW PROJECTS CAN BE INITIATED TO MEET THEM,* HE SAID.

THE CENTRAL REGISTRY, IN ADDITION, COULD PROVIDE PLANNERS WITH A DISTRIBUTION OF DISABLED PERSONS BY DISTRICTS AND AGE, PLUS OTHER NEEDED CHARACTERISTICS.

+THUS, PLANNERS CAN EXAMINE THE DEMAND FOR THE SERVICE IN QUESTION AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL AND THEN TRY TO PLACE THE SERVICE CENTRE AT A LOCATION THAT WILL BEST SERVE THE PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS,+ HE SAID.

TURNING TO THE +RESEARCH+ FUNCTION, MR KWOK SAID THAT THE DATA-BASE OF THE CENTRAL REGISTRY WAS A VERY GOOD SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR RESEARCH INTO THE CHARACTER I ST ICS OF HONG KONG’S DISABLED POPULATION.

AS FAR AS THE +DELIVERY+ FUNCTION WAS CONCERNED, THE INDIVIDUAL RECORDS OF DISABLED PERSONS KEPT AT THE REGISTRY WERE RESTRICTED TO THOSE WHO WERE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE PROVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES TO THE DISABLED PERSONS CONCERNED.

+AS AND WHEN NECESSARY THE REGISTRY CAN SUPPLY FAMILY BACKGROUND INFORMATION, SOCIO-ECONOMIC INFORMATION AND MEDICAL INFORMATION OF A DISABLED REGISTRANT TO AGENCIES COVERED BY THE CENTRAL REGISTRY TO FACILITATE THE PROVISION OF SUCH REHABILITATION SERVICES,+ HE SAID.

BY SO DOING, THE PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS COULD BE EXPEDITED AND DUPLICATION OF SERVICES MINIMISED.

MR KWOK THEN APPEALED TO EMPLOYERS TO EMPLOY THE DISABLED.

+ WITH PROPER TRAINING AND FAMILIARISATION WITH THE JOB, A DISABLED PERSON IS AS EQUALLY CAPABLE AS ANY OTHER PERSON TO WORK. ALL THEY NEED IS THE CHANCE TO LET THEM SHOW THEIR CAPABILITY,* HE SAID.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES LIAISON GROUP TO BE SET UP

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CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO SET UP A PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES LIAISON GROUP AMONG THE FOUR DISTRICT BOARDS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AT THEIR MEETING ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 29) AFTERNOON.

THE IDEA WAS THE RESULT OF SUGGESTIONS DURING AN INFORMAL MEETING RECENTLY AMONG THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN OF THE FOUR BOARDS, WHICH AIMS AT MONITORING VARIOUS PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ON THE ISLAND.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING, THE OPEN FORUM ON LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS AND THE WORK PROGRAMME OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN BOARD.

AT THE MEETING, THEY WILL ADOPT THE CHINESE VERSION OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD REVISED DB STANDING ORDERS AND THE APPOINTMENT OF CO-OPTED MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE AND THE PLANS AND WORKS COMMITTEE.

AN ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PUBLIC OPINION INVESTIGATION NETWORK SCHEME AND TO CONDUCT A SURVEY WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE INFORMATION PAPERS ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS; THE ROLE OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC)> AND PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE BOARD’S VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TC COVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TC EE HELD AT 2.30 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 2=) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DJSTRICi OFFICc, ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF wILLIE BUILDING, 222-224 DtS VOEUX ROAD-CENTRAL.

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WORKERS TO RECEIVE PAYMENTS FROM WAGE FUND * * * * *

ABOUT 270 FORMER EMPLOYEES OF THE DEFUNCT CITY PARK RESTAURANTS LIMITED WILL RECEIVE PAYMENTS AMOUNTING TO 5670 000 FROM THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY FUND THIS WEEK.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WAGE SECURITY UNIT OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID THE WORKERS LOST THEIR JOBS WHEN THE THREE RESTAURANTS AND A LOUNGE OPERATED BY THE COMPANY CEASED OPERATION ON JULY 10, FOLLOWING A HIGH COURT DECISION APPOINTING THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER AS PROVISIONAL LIQUIDATOR.

THE WORKERS, WHO WERE OWED WAGES IN ARREARS SINCE JUNE 16, HAD SINCE APPLIED FOR EX-GRATIA PAYMENT FROM THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY FUND WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE APPLICATIONS HAD BEEN VERIFIED AGAINST THE WAGE AND EMPLOYMENT RECORDS KEPT BY THE COMPANY AND A NUMBER OF ENQUIRIES HAD BEEN MADE WITH THE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RESTAURANTS.

HE SAID LETTERS WERE NOW BEING SENT TO APPLICANTS TO INFORM THEM TO COLLECT THEIR PAYMENTS FROM THE FUND AT THE OFFICE OF THE WAGE SECURITY UNIT AT TAI SANG COMMERCIAL BUILDING, HENNESSY ROAD, wAN CHAI.

THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY FUND, ADMINISTERED BY A BOARD APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, BEGAN OPERATION IN APRIL THIS YEAR TO PROVIDE QUICK CASH RELIEF TO EMPLOYEES WHOSE EMPLOYERS HmD BECOME INSOLVENT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE EMPLOYERS WERE REQUIRED TO KEEP AND MAINTAIN A RECORD SETTING OUT THE WAGE AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY OF EACH EMPLOYEE IN THE PRECEDING SIX MONTHS OF HIS EMPLOYMENT.

THE RECORD SHOULD ALSO BE KEPT FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS AFTER THE EMPLOYEE HAD CEASED TO BE EMPLOYED.

HE REMINDED EMPLOYEES THAT THEY SHOULD ALSO KEEP SOME SORT OF RECORD OF THEIR OWN IN RESPECT OF THEIR WAGES, LEAVE AND OTHER ENTITLEMENTS- THIS WOULD SPEED UP THE PROCESS OF VERIFICATION AS AN APPLICANT COULD PROVIDE RECORDS IN SUPPORT OF HIS APPLICATION.

UNDER THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY ORDINANCE, AN APPLICANT w'HO APPLIED FOR PAYMENT FROM THE FUND MAY ASK FOR A REVIcn BY THE FUND BOARD IF HE WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE DECISION OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LAdOUR IN RESPECT OF THE AMOUNT PAID TO HIM.

HOWEVER, SINCE THE FUND COMMENCED OPERATION IN APRIL, NO REQUEST FOR REVIEW HAD BEEN RECEIVED SO FAR, HE ADDED.

TO DATE, THERE WERE 2 290 APPLICATIONS FOR PAYMENTS FROM THE FUND AND THE AMOUNT CLAIMED wAS ABOUT $4.8 MILLION.

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BRIEFING ON TIN SHU I WAI CLEARANCE

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A MEDIA BRIEFING ON THURSDAY’S TIN SHU I WAI CLEARANCE WILL BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE LANDS AND WORKS BRANCH ON THE 21ST FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, AT 3 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT LANDS OFFICER, MR JOHN CORRIGALL, THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALAN WONG, AND A CHIEF HOUSING MANAGER, MR LAU PO-CHI WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANSWER ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE CLEARANCE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR TIN SHU I WAI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE BRIEFING

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AWARD SCHEME DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY AWARD SCHEME WILL BE HELD AT THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION, 182 HENNESSY ROAD, 16TH FLOOR, AT 3 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE AWARD SCHEME, DESIGNED FOR WORKERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, IS ORGANISED BY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY SEVERAL COMMERCIAL FIRMS.

SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING PARTY ON CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY AWARD SCHEME, MR POON TO-CHUEN

THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DARWIN CHEN, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE, MR PETER NIE, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT

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YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER * * * * *

THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL ORGANISE A TWO-DAY YOUTH SPORTS CARNIVAL IN OCTOBER IN OBSERVANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR.

THE CARNIVAL, TO BE HELD IN VARIOUS VENUES IN SHA TIN AND TAI PO ON OCTOBER 13 (SUNDAY) AND OCTOBER 20 (SUNDAY), IS AIMED AT ENCOURAGING YOUTHS OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF PROFICIENCY TO PARTICIPATE IN A WIDE RANGE OF RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CARNIVAL WILL BE A TELEMATCH, INVOLVING WELL-KNOWN PERSONALITIES FROM THE TWO TELEVISION STATIONS, THE RADIO STATIONS AND LEADING LOCAL FOOTBALL STARS AND JOCKEYS.

THE ACTIVITIES WILL FEATURE MORE THAN 20 EVENTS OF AEROBIC DANCE-IN, BADMINTON, BASKETBALL, CANOEING, DINGHY SAILING, WINDSURFING, HANDBALL, FUN GAMES, ROAD RACING, ROWING, SQUASH, TENNIS, CYCLING, WATER CARNIVAL AND FIVE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL.

ENTRIES FOR THE CARNIVAL, WHICH IS SPONSORED BY THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK, ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED AND YOUTHS AGED 15 TO 25 ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE. THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSION CHARGES.

TO INTRODUCE THE ACTIVITIES TO THE PUBLIC, THE RSD HAS PUBLISHED A COMPREHENSIVE PAMPHLET OUTLINING THE VENUE, DATE AND TIME OF EACH INDIVIDUAL EVENT.

COPIES OF THE PAMPHLET, TOGETHER WITH APPLICATION FORMS, ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE RSD AND THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY IS SEPTEMBER 23.

FOR INFORMATION, CALL THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE OF THE RSD ON TELEPHONE 0-6065669.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1985

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DEATH SENTENCES COMMUTED

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THE GOVERNOR, AFTER TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE ADVICE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, HAS DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCES PASSED ON LEUNG KAM-KWOK AND KEUNG YIU-NAM ON JUNE 23, 1981 AND FEBRUARY 6, 1985 SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

IT WAS ALSO DECIDED THAT THE DEATH SENTENCE PASSED ON HO ON ON AUGUST 17, 1984 SHOULD BE COMMUTED TO 25 YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT.

LEUNG WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF MADAM LAI KIN-YING ON JULY 10, 1980. KEUNG WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF MADAM LAI TANG PIK-CHEE AND HER SON, LAI MING ON FEBRUARY 11, 1983. HO WAS FOUND GUILTY OF THE MURDER OF CHAN KUK-POR ON JULY 2, 1982.

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SHEK WU HUI, FANLING TRAFFIC CHANGES * * * *

SAN FUNG AVENUE AT SHEK WU HUI BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 10 AND HOUSE NO. 34 WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION WORK.

TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE A NEW ROAD PARALLEL TO THE EXISTING SAN FUNG AVENUE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SLIP ROAD LINKING THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HIP WO STREET AND WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF SHUN LEE TSUEN ROAD WILL CONTINUE TO BE CLOSED FOR ANOTHER THREE WEEKS TO FACILITATE MAINLAYING WORK.

MOTORISTS ON HIP WO STREET NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR THE SHUN LEE AREA WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE SHUN LEE TSUEN ROAD.

MEANWHILE, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 30), IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPENING OF ROAD D AT FANLING:

* THE SECTION OF ROAD D3 AT FANLING BETWEEN JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND KAI LENG ELEVATED ROUNDABOUT WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR RESTRICTED ZONE.

* ALL LEARNER DRIVERS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE ABOVE ROAD.

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* CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE ABOVE ROAD.

* AT ITS JUNCTION WITH JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, TRAFFIC SINGAL CONTROLLER WILL BE INSTALLED TO REGULATE TRAFFIC FLOW.

* TRAFFIC HEADING FOR YUEN LONG AND SHEK KONG CAN DIVERT TO USE THE NEW ROAD INSTEAD OF JOCKEY CLUB ROAD.

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QUARRY BAY TO GET NEW MARKET COMPLEX *****

A NEW MARKET COMPLEX, WHICH WILL INCLUDE LEISURE FACILITIES, IS TO BE BUILT ON TOP OF A PUMPING STATION IN QUARRY BAY.

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS JUST AWARDED THE $22 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE URBAN COUNCIL PROJECT AT THE JUNCTION OF MOUNT PARKER ROAD AND QUARRY BAY STRcET.

A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT, LOADING AND UNLOADING BAYS AND LIFT SERVICES WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED ON THE GROUND FLOOR, WHILE ON THE UPPER FLOORS ARE A MARKET, FIVE COOKED FOOD STALLS, OFFICE ACCOMMODATION, A LIBRARY, A STUDY ROOM, GAMES ROOMS, SQUASH COURTS AND A MULTI-PURPOSE GAMES HALL.

WORK ON THE COMPLEX WILL START EARLY NEXT MONTH AND BE COMPLETED BY LATE 1987.

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POK FU LAM ROAD TRAFFIC CHANGES * * * *

VEHICLES ON POK FU LAM ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO POKFIELD ROAD FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUbT 30).

TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE THE SLIP ROAD SOUTH OF THE POKFIELD ROAD BUS TERMINUS.

IN WAN CHAI, YAT SIN STREET BETWEEN LAP TAK LANE AND SUNG TAK STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 12.15 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 30) FOR ABOUT TWO HOURS FOR THE INSTALLATION OF Jn CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT AT A BUILDING THERE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, YAT SIN STREET EETwEEN LA° TAK LANE AND SUNG YIN LANE WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND WHILE SUNG YU LANE WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

VEHICLES ON LAP TAK LANE HEADING FOR SUNG TAK STREET a ILL BE DIVERTED TO USE YAT SIN STREET, SUNG YIN LANE AND 01 KwAN ROAD.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY STOOD AT 68.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 399.833 MILLION CUBIC -ETHta.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 501.852 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 85.6 PER CENT OF CAPACI.Y.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

BASIC ECONOMY DOING VERY WELL - SIR EDWARD.................. 1

GOVERNOR VISITS CHILDREN ’ S C5NTRE......................... 3

LADY TRAILL TOURS SOCIAL SERVICE FACILITIES................. 4

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY.......................... 5

TIN SHUI JAI CLEARANCE TO GO AHEAD ......................... 8

BRIEFING ON REGULATORY PROCEDURES........................... 9

WORK ON MA ON SHAN HOUSING ESTATE TO START ................. 10

TRADE DEPARTMENT ’ S SUB-OFFICE MOVING...................... 10

SAFETY AWARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS...................... 11

COMPOSTING PLANT PROVES USEFUL IN PILOT SCHEME.............. 11

PRESSURE KEPT UP ON PESTS .................................. 12

PLAYGROUNDS REOPEN AFTER RENOVATION ........................ 13

FOOTBRIDGE SYSTEM FOR BUSY JAN CHAI JUNCTIONS............... 14

ROAD CLOSURE PERIOD EXTENDED................................ 14

KOWLOON CITY WATER CUT ..................................... 14

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BASIC ECONOMY DOING VERY WELL - SIR EDWARD

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THE BASIC ECONOMY OF HONG KONG WAS DOING VERY WELL AND MANY COUNTRIES WOULD BE HAPPY TO HAVE THE ECONOMIC GROWTH THAT HONG KONG COULD EXPECT.

HE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER VISITING THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S CHUK YUEN CHILDREN’S CENTRE.

ASKED IF HE HAD CONFIDENCE IN THE ECONOMY FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR, HE SAIDi +1 THINK EVERYBODY HAS NOTICED THAT THE RATE OF INCREASE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS HAS NOT BEEN AS HIGH, BUT I DIDN’T FIND THAT SURPRISING.

♦LAST YEAR WAS A VERY REMARKABLE YEAR. I CERTAINLY BELIEVE, AND I THINK THIS WILL BE SHOWN, THAT THE BASIC ECONOMY IS DOING VERY WELL AND INDEED THERE ARE MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD WHICH WOULD BE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE THE KIND OF ECONOMIC GROWTH THAT HONG KONG CAN STILL EXPECT.♦

ASKED WHETHER HONG KONG WAS HEADING TOWARDS A BALANCED BUDGET, BY THE END OF THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, THE GOVERNOR SAID* 4WE ARE CERTAINLY HEADING IN THE DIRECTION OF A BALANCED BUDGET.

♦EXACTLY WHEN IT WOULD BE ACHIEVED, I WOULDN’T LIKE TO SUGGEST. I AM SURE THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY WILL BE A BETTER SOURCE ON THAT THAN I AM.

♦BUT I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A VERY ENCOURAGING MOVEMENT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS FROM A LARGE DEFICIT TOWARDS A BALANCE.*

ASKED WHETHER HONG KONG WOULD HAVE A LOCAL CHINESE GOVERNOR BEFORE 1997, SIR EDWARD SAID* +1 DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT IN THE SENSE THAT THE ONE THING THAT ONE GOVERNOR DOES IS NEVER TRY TO SELECT HIS SUCCESSOR.+

ASKED WHEN HE WAS LIKELY TO LEAVE HONG KONG, HE SAID HE HAD NO PLANS TO LEAVE.

♦I HAVE BEEN HERE NOW THREE YEARS OR MORE AND I EXPECT TO BE HERE FOR SOME YEARS YET. AS FAR AS I KNOW, NOBODY IS THINKING ABOUT MY DEPARTURE.♦

ASKED WHETHER THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT HAVE UNDER-ESTIMATED THE MATURITY OF THE ELECTORATE BECAUSE IT WAS ONLY HAVING INDIRECT ELECTIONS AT THIS STAGE, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS NOT A QUESTION OF THE MATURITY OF THE ELECTORATE.

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I THINK WE HAVE MOVED ALREADY VERY QUICKLY IN HONG KONG FROM A SITUATION IN WHICH THE ONLY ELECTIONS WERE TO THE URBAN COUNCIL.

WE’VE NOW MOVED TO DIRECT ELECTIONS TO THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND DOUBLED THE NUMBERS; WE HAVE SET UP A NEW REGIONAL COUNCIL AND WE HAVE MOVED TOWARDS THESE INDIRECT ELECTIONS AS A FIRST STEP IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THAT ALL CAME OUT OF THE GREEN PAPER AND THE CONSULTATION ON THE GREEN PAPER. I DON’T THINK THAT THERE WERE MANY PEOPLE IN HONG KONG WHO REALLY BELIEVED THAT WE COULD HAVE MOVED TO DIRECT ELECTIONS IN THESE ELECTIONS COMING UP.

WHAT WILL COME OUT OF THE 1987 REVIEW, IS SOMETHING ON WHICH WE SHALL BE LISTENING VERY CAREFULLY TO THE VIEWS OF PEOPLE IN HONG KONG. I AM SURE THERE WILL BE SOME DIFFERENT VIEWS ON THAT SUBJECT.

BUT WE SHALL HAVE TO SEE WHAT PEOPLE THINK AND HOW THEIR IDEAS DEVELOP OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.+

ASKED IF HE WAS HAPPY WITH THE WAY THINGS STOOD AT THE MOMENT REGARDING THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS, SIR EDWARD SAIDt +GIVEN THE PACE WITH WHICH THESE ARRANGEMENTS HAD TO BE MADE, I THINK THAT WE HAVE DONE VERY WELL AND I HAVE BEEN VERY PLEASED TO SEE THE NUMBER CF PEOPLE COMING FORWARD.

I THINK IT WILL BE A VERY INTERESTING ELECTION. IT WILL GIVE YOU ALL A LOT TO WRITE ABOUT.♦

ASKED HOW HONG KONG WOULD BE MOVING IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION BEFORE 1997, HE SAIDt +THE AGREEMENT LAYS DOWN, FOR INSTANCE, THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF HONG KONG UP TO 1997 AND THEY HAVE MADE IT QUITE CLEAR THAT THEY INTEND TO CARRY OUT THAT RESPONSIBILITY.

IN THE SECOND PART OF THE WORK OF THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP, THERE IS A PROVISION THAT THERE SHOULD THEN BE DISCUSSION OF THE TRANSITION. BUT WE HAVE NOT GOT TO THAT STAGE YET.+

ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE DRAFT CONSTITUTION FOR THE BASIC LAW CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS LARGELY AT THIS STAGE FOR THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE TO DECIDE RATHER THAN FOR HIM TO COMMENT ON.

ASKED WHETHER HE HAD ANY VIEWS ON IT, HE SAID, +WHETHER I HAVE VIEWS AND WHETHER I EXPRESS THEM ARE OFTEN TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.♦

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TALKING ABOUT HIS VISIT TODAY, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WAS CATCHING UP ON THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WHICH WAS AN IMPORTANT PART CF GOVERNMENT SERVICE IN HONG KONG.

+l HAVE HAD A GOOD AFTERNOON BEING BRIEFED ON THE WORK THEY ARE DOING, WHAT OTHER THINGS THEY WANT TO DO, AND LOOKING AT A LITTLE OF THEIR WORK ON THE GROUND.

+l WOULD LIKE TO MAKE CLEAR THAT WE DO ATTACH VERY GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE WORK WHICH THEY DO,+ HE SAID.

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GOVERNOR VISITS CHILDREN’S CENTRE

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON VISITED THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S CHUK YUEN CHILDREN’S RECEPTION CENTRE IN WONG TAI SIN.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE SERVICES OF THE CENTRE, WHICH PROVIDES TEMPORARY CARE FOR CHILDREN UP TO THE AGE OF EIGHT.

SIR EDWARD TOURED THE VARIOUS WARDS IN THE CENTRE WHICH ARE FOR BABIES, NEWCOMERS, TODDLERS, DISABLED CHILDREN AND NURSERY CHILDREN. HE EVEN STOPPED TO CHAT WITH SOME OF THE CHILDREN IN THE PLAYGROUND.

THE CENTRE PROVIDES SHELTER TO THOSE FOUND ABANDONED OR WANDERING, ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN, OR THOSE IN NEED OF CARE AND PROTECTION.

EARLIER SIR EDWARD VISITED THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS IN CAUSEWAY BAY.

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LADY TRAILL TOURS SOCIAL SERVICE FACILITIES

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THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR ALAN TRAILL, HAD A BUSY DAY TODAY (WEDNESDAY) MEETING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND LOCAL BUSINESSMEN WHILE LADY TRAILL VISITED WELFARE INSTITUTIONS TO LOOK AT VARIOUS SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED.

LADY TRAILL FIRST WENT TO THE LADY MACLEHOSE POKFULAM PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND ABLE-BODIED (PHAB) CENTRE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (OPERATIONS) OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS EVELYN DOE. SHE WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE PHAB ASSOCIATION, MR LI KWAN-HUNG.

FOLLOWING A BRIEFING OF THE ASSOCIATION, LADY TRAILL TOURED THE CAMP AND THE SPECIALLY-DESIGNED FACILITIES FOR JOINT ACTIVITIES OF THE HANDICAPPED AND THE ABLE-BODIED.

THE CAMP, WHICH ACCOMMODATES 150 CAMPERS A DAY, INCLUDES A DORMITORY, A SWIMMING POOL, A BASKETBALL COURT, ARCHERY RANGE AND AN AUDIO-VISUAL ROOM.

THE NEXT STOP FOR LADY TRAILL WAS THE POKFULAM RIDING SCHOOL. SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN 1979, ITS FACILITIES HAD BEEN USED BY THE ABLE-BODIED AND BY THE RIDING FOR THE DISABLED ASSOCIATION. RIDING INSTRUCTIONS ARE ALSO GIVEN TO A WIDE RANGE OF DISABLED CHILDREN SELECTED FROM VARIOUS REHABILITATION CENTRES AND HOSPITALS.

FROM THE RIDING SCHOOL, LADY TRAILL PROCEEDED TO THE PO LEUNG KUK AND WAS MET BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MR RONNIE WONG, AND TOURED THE TAI PING SHAN LION’S CLUB SHELTERED WORKSHOP AND THE PUI NANG HOSTEL WITHIN THE KUK’S CAMPUS.

THE WORKSHOP WAS SET UP TO TRAIN MODERATE-GRADE HANDICAPPED ADULTS IN ESTABLISHING WORK HABITS WHILE THE HOSTEL OFFERED RESIDENTIAL CARE AND SOCIAL TRAINING FOR MODERATE GRADE RETARDED FEMALES AGED OVER 16.

LADY TRAILL SAW TRAINEES RECEIVING TRAINING ON SELF CARE AND SOCIAL SKILLS AND WORKERS ENGAGED IN SIMPLE ASSEMBLING WORK.

LADY TRAILL THEN ATTENDED A LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY

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THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS CONTINUED TO GROW IN JULY 1985, BY $1 877 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT OVER JULY 1984, TO REACH $8 915 MILLION, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, HOWEVER, FELL OVER THE SAME PERIOD BY $1 519 MILLION, OR 12 PER CENT, TO $11 576 MILLION.

TAKING DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER. THE VALUE CF TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY $358 MILLION, OR TWO PER CENT, TO $20 491 MILLION.

MEANWHILE, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FELL BY $945 MILLION, OR FIVE PER CENT, TO $18 862 MILLION. IN CONSEQUENCE, A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS, EQUIVALENT TO NINE PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED IN JULY 1985, COMPARED WITH TWO PER CENT IN JULY 1984.

PUTTING THE MONTH’S TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1985 WAS $133 541 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF $71 984 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $61 557 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1984, THE VALUES CF TOTAL EXPORTS AND OF RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 11 PER CENT AND 39 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, WHILE THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FELL BY FIVE PER CENT.

THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY FIVE A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS, EQUIVALENT TO

PER CENT TO $131 634 MILLION.

1.4 PER CENT OF THE VALUE SEVEN MONTHS OF THIS YEAR,

OF IMPORTS, WAS RECORDED FOR THE FIRST --------

COMPARED WITH A VISIBLE TRADE GAP OF FOUR PER CENT IN THE SAMt

PERIOD LAST YEAR.

A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE CONTINUED DECLINE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS WAS LARGELY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SLOWING DOWN IN THE GROWTH RATE CF THE UNITED STATES ECONOMY IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 AND THE RELATIVE STRENGTH OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR DURING MOST OF 1984 AND IN THE EARLY MONTHS OF THIS YEAR. RE-EXPORTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, CONTINUED TO EXPAND.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE PRESENTS THE PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY 1985t

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bERCHANDISEs DOMESTIC EXPORTS Sil 576 MILLION

RE-EXPORTS $ 8 915 MILLION

TOTAL EXPORTS 520 491 MILLION

IMPORTS 1 $18 862 MILLION

TRADE BALANCE 1 $ 1 629 MILLION (IN SURPLUS)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

MAY-JULY MAY-JULY INCREASE OR

LATEST 3 MONTHS 1985 1984 DECREASE

$ MN. S MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 33 349 37 172 - 3 823 -10.3

RE-EXPORTS 26 584 20 458 + 6 126 +29.9

TOTAL EXPORTS 59 933 57 630 + 2 303 + 4.0

IMPORTS 57 836 58 048 212 - 0.4

TRADE BALANCE * 2 097 - 418 + 2 515

JULY JULY INCREASE . OR

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR 1985 1984 DECREASE

I MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 11 576 13 095. - 1 519 -11.6

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (56.5%) (65.0%)

RE-EXPORTS 8 915 7 038 + 1 877 ♦26.7

TOTAL EXPORTS 20 491 20 133 + 358 + 1.8

IMPORTS 18 862 19 807 - 945 - 4.8

TRADE BALANCE + 1 629 326 + 1 303

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JULY JUNE INCREASE OR

LAST MONTH 1985 1985 DECREASE

$ MN. S MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 11 576 (56.5%) 10 956 (56.8%) + 620 +5.7

RE-EXPORTS 8 915 8 341 + 574 ♦ 6.9

TOTAL EXPORTS 20 491 19 297 + 1 194 + 6.2

IMPORTS 18 862 19 758 896 - 4.5

TRADE BALANCE + 1 629 - 461 + 2 090

JAN-JULY JAN-JULY INCREASE OR

CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE 1985 1984 DECREASE

S MN. S MN. S MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 71 984 (53.9%) 75 735 (63.1%) - 3 751 - 5.0

RE-EXPORTS 61 557 44 270 +17 287 +39.0

TOTAL EXPORTS 133 541 120 005 +13 536 +11.3

IMPORTS 131 634 125 361 + 6 273 + 5.0

TRADE BALANCE + 1 907 AUG 1984 - 5 356 AUG 1983 ♦ 7 263

TO TO INCREASE OR

LAST 12 MONTHS JULY 1985 JULY 1984 DECREASE

S MN. $ MN. $ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 134 185 127 127 + 7 058 + 5.6

RE-EXPORTS 100 792 71 872 +28 920 +40.2

TOTAL EXPORTS 234 977 198 999 +35 978 +18.1

IMPORTS 229 644 209 545 ♦20 099 +9.6

TRADE BALANCE * 5 333 o - - - 10 546 +15 879

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TIN SHU I WAI CLEARANCE TO GO AHEAD * * * *

THE NEXT STAGE OF THE TIN SHU I WAI LAND CLEARANCE WILL GO AHEAD AS SCHEDULED TOMORROW (THURSDAY), IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LANDS DEPARTMENT SAID THAT ANY DELAY IN THE CLEARANCE WOULD HAVE A FLOW-ON EFFECT WHICH WOULD DELAY THE WHOLE TIN SHU I WAI NEW TOWN PROJECT.

THE FIRST PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE IN THE NEW TOWN IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 1990 AND WILL ACCOMMODATE 35 □□□ PEOPLE.

THE CLEARANCE TOMORROW WILL AFFECT 60 PEOPLE IN 19 FAMILIES OCCUPYING 12 HECTARES. THE LAND IS NEEDED FOR SITE INVESTIGATION WHICH CANNOT BE CONDUCTED WHILE THE AREA IS OCCUPIED.

OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS FURTHER PLOTS OF LAND IN THE AREA WILL HAVE TO BE CLEARED AT THE RATE OF ABOUT ONCE A MONTH. THERE WILL BE FURTHER CLEARANCES EXTENDING WELL INTO 1986.

THE GOVERNMENT IS OFFERING THE 19 FAMILIES INVOLVED IN THE LATEST OPERATION ALMOST S3 MILLION IN COMPENSATION. OF THIS SUM ABOUT $2.5 MILLION IS FOR THE 18 FISHPONDS OPERATED BY 12 PEOPLE. THE REST IS COMPENSATION FOR CROPS, POULTRY AND PIGGERIES.

LAST AUGUST A SIMILAR CLEARANCE WAS CARRIED OUT IN THE AREA AT CHIU KAR YUEI* AFTER PROTRACTED NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE 140 FAMILIES INVOLVED. AT THAT TIME MOST OF THE FAMILIES WERE PAID EITHER $1.82 OR $1.96 PER SQUARE FOOT AS COMPENSATION FOR THEIR FlS.-'PONDS.

THE 19 FAMILIES INVOLVED IN THE LATEST CLEARANCE HAVE BEEN OFFERED THE SAME RATES OF COMPENSATION WHERE THEIR FISHPONDS ARE SIMILAR TO THOSE AT CHIU KAR YUEN.

HOWEVER, SOME OF THEM HAVE ASKED FOR A RATE OF $2.5 A SQUARE FOOT.

BESIDES ASKING FOR EXTRA COMPENSATION SOME VILLAGERS HAVE ASKED THAT CLEARANCE BE DELAYED TO ALLOW FISH FRY IN THE' PONDS TO MATURE AND TO BE HARVESTED. A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN, HOWEVER, POINTED OUT THAT THE SUM OFFERED CONTAINED AN ELEMENT IN RESPECT OF LOSS OF EXISTING FISH STOCKS.

THERE HAD ALSO BEEN A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION FOR ROADS, ERIDGES AND STREET LIGHTING IN THE AREA. THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT COMPENSATION FOR SUCH INFRASTRUCTURE WAS NEVER PAID AS THESE WERE CONSIDERED COMMON FIXTURES.

ANOTHER REQUEST BY THE VILLAGERS, TO BE RESITED AS A GROUP ON GOVERNMENT LAND, COULD NOT BE ENTERTAINED, HE SAID.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1985

EVEN IF LAND WAS AVAILABLE FOR SUCH A RESITE (WHICH IT IS NOT), TO ALLOW A FURTHER PROLIFERATION OF TEMPORARY DOMESTIC STRUCTURES WOULD BE UNDESIRABLE AND WOULD CREATE AN UNACCEPTABLE PRECEDENT FOR FUTURE CLEARANCES.

IN FACT, OF THE 19 FAMILIES AFFECTED BY TOMORROW’S OPERATION, 12, TOTALLING 39 PEOPLE, HAVE ACCEPTED OFFERS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

OF THE REMAINING FAMILIES, FOUR, COMPRISING 13 PEOPLE, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND THREE FAMILIES OF EIGHT PEOPLE HAVE TURNED DOWN PUBLIC HOUSING OFFERS.

TIN SHU I WAI WILL BE ONE OF THE THIRD GENERATION NEW TOWNS TO BE BUILT UNDER THE NEW TERRITORIES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

IN THE NEXT DECADE IT WILL HOUSE 146 500 PEOPLE WITH 79 000 LIVING IN PUBLIC HOUSING.

HOWEVER, IF THE PROJECT IS TO BE COMPLETED ON SCHEDULE ALL PROPOSED CLEARANCES MUST GO AHEAD AS PLANNED OR THE REHOUSING OF MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COULD BE DELAYED.

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BRIEFING ON REGULATORY PROCEDURES *****

SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR PIERS JACOBS, AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION, MR NORMAN LATHAM, WILL GIVE A BRIEFING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT 4 PM AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL, TO EXPLAIN THE REGULATORY PROCEDURES RELATING TO AIR SERVICES.

ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (AIR SERVICES), W PETER LOK.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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WORK ON MA ON SHAN HOUSING ESTATE TO START K * H M *

rONSTROCT I ON IS TO START SOON ON ANOTHER RENTAL HOUSING PROJEC I !N ma SS IhaJ Allowing tJe recent acceptance of a building tender BY THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S BUILDING COMMITTEE.

uinoizc adc for thf FIRST PHASE OF YIU ON ESTATE, THE SECOND PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE BUDDING NEW TOWN AFTER HANG ON ESTATE WHICH IS ALREADY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

HhinFR THE TENDER VALUED AT $147.9 MILLION, THREE 35-STOREY TSIDENT BLOCKS JllL BE BUILT TO PROVIDE A TOTtl OF 2 200 MODERN FLATS FOR 10 000 PEOPLE.

ALSO TO BE BUILT ARE A SEVEN-STOREY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND A STAFF QUARTERS, PLUS ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE AND EXTERNAL WORKS.

WORKS WILL TAKE 27 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

BEING DEVELOPED IN TWO PHASES, YIU ON ESTATE WILL HAVE ALTOGETHER 4 706 SELF-CONTAINED FLATS IN SEVEN RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS TO HOUSE SOME 21 400 PEOPLE WHEN FULLY COMPLETED BY 1988.

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TRADE DEPARTMENT’S SUB-OFFICE MOVING * * * *

MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS ARE REMINDED THAT THE HONG KONG SUB-OFFICE OF THE TRADE DEPARTMENT WILL BE MOVING FROM ROOM 101, ASIAN HOUSE, WAN CHAI, TO HARBOUR BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR, 38 PIER ROAD, HONG KONG, ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON (AUGUST 31).

THE NEW OFFICE IN CENTRAL WILL BE OPENED FOR BUSINESS NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 2). MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS ARE ADVISED THAT WITH EFFECT FROM THAT DAY, APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN; CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN FORM A (GENERALISED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES); TEXTILE LICENCES; AND NON-TEXTILE LICENCES SHOULD BE MADE AT THE NEW OFFICE.

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SAFETY AWARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS * * *

A SAFETY AWARD SCHEME SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR WORKERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WILL BE HELD FROM SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER THIS YEAR.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE ♦CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY AWARD SCHEME* TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING PARTY OF THE SCHEME, MR POON TO-CHUEN, SAID THE AIM WAS TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AMONG WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS.

MR POON, WHO IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE, SAID THE SCHEME WAS OPEN TO ALL WORKERS AND CONTRACTORS IN THE INDUSTRY. IT WOULD BE DIVIDED INTO THREE CATEGORIES - A SAFETY SITE AWARD, A SAFETY WORKER AWARD AND SAFETY CROSSWORD PUZZLE CONTEST.

THERE WILL BE THREE WINNING PRIZES EACH FOR THE SAFETY WORKER AWARD AND THE SAFETY CROSSWORD PUZZLE CONTEST. WINNERS WILL BE GIVEN GOLD PLAQUES WHILE WINNERS OF THE SAFETY SITE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED WITH ROAST PIGS.

THE SCHEME IS ORGANISED BY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY SEVERAL COMMERCIAL FIRMS.

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL ENTRIES WILL BE SEPTEMBER 30 AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DIVISIONAL OFFICES OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION AND THE BUILDING CONTRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION.


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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT’S COMPOSTING PLANT AT NGAU TAM MEI IN YUEN LONG IS PROVIDING A COST-EFFECTIVE METHOD CF DISPOSING OF ANIMAL wASTE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE AGRICULTURAL OFFICER (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION), DR DANIEL LAU, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

PRESENTING A PAPER ON THE RECYCLING OF ORGANIC PASTES AT AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AT CHINESE UNIVERSITY, DR LAU SA ID THAT THE PLANT HAD BEEN OPERATING UNDER A PILOT SCHEME AND COVERED ABOUT 200 PIG AND POULTRY FARMS IN THE PAT HEUNG AREA.

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UP TO 15 TONNES OF RA* wASTE wERE PRODUCED DAILY BY ABOUT 8 OOn PIGS AND 273 OOO CHICKENS ON THESE FARMS, HE SAID, AND THt MANURE COMPOST PRODUCED AT THE PLANT HAD PROVED USEFUL AS A HlbH-QUALITY SOIL CONDITIONER FOR MARKET GARDENING, TREE PLANTING

AND FOR LANDSCAPING PURPOSES.

MORE THAN 60 PER CENT OF THE FARMERS WHO USED THE MANURE COMPOST HAD REPORTED THAT THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF HARVESTED CROPS, DR LAU SAID.

♦RESULTS OF SOIL TESTS FURTHER SHOwED THAT THE COMPOST SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED SOIL ACIDITY AND INCREASED SOIL ORGANIC MATTER, TOTAL NITROGEN AND EXCHANGEABLE POTASS I UM,+ HE SAID.

IN ADDITION, NO SPECIAL CROP PEST OR DISEASE PROBLEMS HAD BEEN FOUND WITH THE APPLICATION OF MANURE COMPOST TO A FIELD.

DR LAU SAID THE PILOT PLANT HAD DEMONSTRATED THAT A SIMPLE AND RAPID COMPOSTING OPERATION COULD CONVERT RAW ANIMAL MANURE INTO STABILISED COMPOST IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS WITHOUT THE NEED OF THERMAL DRYING OR THE ADDITION OF FOREIGN BLENDING MATER I AL.

♦ THE FINISHED PRODUCT IS OF A CONSISTENTLY HIGH QUALITY, RELATIVELY RICH IN NITROGEN, POTASSIUM AND PHOSPHORUS. THE EEAVY METAL CONTENT IS LOW AND WELL WITHIN THE RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS FOR USE AS A SOIL CONDITIONER,* HE SAID.

UNLIKE COMPOST DERIVED FROM MUNICIPAL REFUSE AND SEWAGE SLUDGE, MANURE COMPOST IS FREE OF BROKEN GLASS, PLASTIC CONTAINERS AND OTHER EXTRANEOUS MATERIALS.

♦TAKING ACCOUNT OF ITS VERY ATTRACTIVE COST-EFFECTIVENESS AND THE MARKET POTENTIALS FOR THE FINISHED PRODUCT, IT IS CONSIDERED THAT COMPOSTING PROVIDES A PRACTICAL OPTION FOR UTILISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ANIMAL wASTE IN HONG KONG,+ He SAID.

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PRESSURE KEPT UP ON PESTS * K * *

AS PART OF ITS CONTINUING EFFORTS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO BREEDING, THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S DISTRICT PEST CONTROL STAFF INSPECTED MORE THAN 121 680 HOUSES AND 15 280 BUILDING SITES AND OPEN SPACES DURING THE FOUR-MONTH PERIOD ENDED JULY THIS YEAR.

AS A RESULT, 3 305 BREEDING PLACES WERE FOUND AND ACTION TAKEN TO ERADICATE THESE SOURCES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

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DURING THE SAME PERIOD, 358 COMPLAINTS OF MOSQUITO EREEDING PLACES w/ERE RECEIVED RESULTING IN THE ISSUE OF 24-5 SUMMONSES AND 127 WARNING LETTERS AGAINST THE OFFENDERS.

MEANWHILE, DISTRICT PEST CONTROL STAFF POISONED SOME 11 240 RODENTS AND TRAPPED 8 000 RODENTS BETWEEN APRIL AND JULY.

MORE THAN 900 COMPLAINTS OF RODENT INFESTATION WERE ALSO RECEIVED.

AND IN A BID TO ELIMINATE RODENTS, 230 BLOCK DISINFESTATIONS AND 251 HOLE-BAITING TREATMENTS WERE CARRIED OUT.

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PLAYGROUNDS REOPEN AFTER RENOVATION X O

A NUMBER OF PLAYGROUNDS WILL BE RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC hEXT MONTH FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF ANNUAL RENOVATION AND RETURFING WORKS THERE.

THESE INCLUDE THE HO MAN TIN EAST SERVICE RESERVOIR PLAYGROUND AND THE PERTH STREET SPORTS GROUND WHICH WILL BE REOPENED ON SEPTEMBER 1, THE TAI HANG TUNG RECREATION GROUND ON SEPTEMBER 16 AND THE MORSE PARK ON SEPTEMBER 17.

THE HENNESSY ROAD PLAYGROUND IN WAN CHAI WHICH WAS EARLIER ALIENATED TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MTR ISLAND LINE HAS RECENTLY BEEN REOPENED FOR PUBLIC USE.

MEANWHILE, THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE SAU NGA ROAD PLAYGROUND WILL BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO FACILITATE REPAIR WORK TO BE CARRIED OUT THERE. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE WORK WILL TAKE ABOUT SIX WEEKS TO COMPLETE.

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FOOTBRIDGE SYSTEM FOR BUSY WAN CHAI JUNCTIONS

* M * *

WORK IS TO START ON A COVERED FOOTBRIDGE SYSTEM THAT WILL SPAN QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND QUEENSWAY, AND ACROSS ARSENAL STREET AND HENNESSY ROAD.

THE WORK INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COVERED TRAM ISLAND ON QUEENSWAY AND THE REPROVISION I NG AND LANDSCAPING OF MONMOUTH PARK AT QUEEN’S ROAD EAST.

THE FOOTBRIDGE WILL PROVIDE A CONTINUOUS ELEVATED ACCESS LINKING THE BUSY QUEENSWAY-QUEEN’S ROAD EAST JUNCTION AND THE HENNESSY ROAD-ARSENAL STREET JUNCTION.

BESIDE ENHANCING PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, IT WILL ALSO ALLOW UNINTERRUPTED TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THESE HEAVILY-USED ROUTES.

THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE OF THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED THE $7.5 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE PROJECT WHICH IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 20 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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ROAD CLOSURE PERIOD EXTENDED * * *

THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CARPENTER ROAD BETWEEN SOUTH WALL ROAD AND TAK KU LING ROAD, IMPLEMENTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE EMERGENCY REPAIR WORKS ARISING FROM WATER MAINS BURST, WILL CONTINUE FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS.

TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE SOUTH WALL ROAD, NGA TSIN WAI ROAD AND TAK KU LING ROAD.

KOWLOON CITY WATER CUT * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE KOWLOON CITY AREA WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 30) TO 8 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREA IS BOUNDED BY LAI CHI YUEN, HO KAR YUEN, HAU WONG TEMPLE NEW VILLAGE, MEI TUNG ESTATE, DUMBARTON ROAD, NOS 1-54 GRAMPIAN ROAD, NOS 51A-208 NGA TSIN WAI ROAD, SAU CHUK YUEN ROAD, COLLEGE ROAD, KOWLOON CHAI SWIMMING POOL AND INVERNESS ROAD INCLUDING BLOCKS 1 TO 12 LOK FU ESTATE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AVGUST 29, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG'S CASE EMPHASISED AGAIN .............................. 1

SIR DAVID SEES PROGRESS OF ECIC COMPUTERISATION ................ 2

+YOUTH CRIME FIGURES COMPARATIVELY L0W+ ........................ 3

SIR HUGH NORMAN-WALKER DIES .................................... 5

47 TIN SHUI WAI STRUCTURES CLEARED ............................. 6

LORD MAYOR ENDS VISIT .......................................... 6

TRANSPORT, RELATED SERVICES SURVEY RESULTS OUT ................. 7

GOLD MEDALS FOR 47 MARATHON HIKERS ............................ 10

FARMERS TO BE TRAINED ON USE OF MACHINES....................... 10

SEWAGE EFFLUENTS A BOON TO POND FISH GROWTH.................... 11

WAN CHAI CONTEST TO FOCUS ON CONCERN FOR ELDERLY............... 12

DB COMMITTEE MEETING OPEN TO PUBLIC ........................... 14

BOARD MEMBERS LOOK AT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL ..................... 15

SHA TIN HOSPITAL OFFERS 24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE ............. 15

U.S. MAKES EA CALL ON CATEGORY 360 ............................ 16

ITALIAN WINE FOUND TO BE TOXIC ................................ 16

CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND ON REPULSE BAY BEACH..................... 17

YOUTH ATHLETES COMPLETE TRAINING .............................. 18

GRANTS FOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES APPROVED ................... 18

KWUN TONG BACKLANE CLEARED .................................... 19

NEW PREMISES FOR SWD TUEN MUN OFFICES.......................... 20

TRAFFIC PLAN SET FOR FOOTBALL SEASON .......................... 20

01 KWAN ROAD TEMPORARILY REROUTED ............................. 22

SHATIN PASS ROAD SECTION CLOSED ............................... 22

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, '

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HONG KONG’S CASE EMPHASISED AGAIN * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, HAS WRITTEN TO LEADING UNITED STATES SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN WHO RECENTLY VISITED HONG KONG TO REINFORCE POINTS MADE IN OPPOSITION TO THE JENKINS BILL.

MR HO FIRST REFERRED TO THE BILL’S CLAIM THAT IMPORT PENETRATION IN APPAREL PRODUCTS REACHED 50 PER CENT IN 1984.

+THIS IS MISLEADING IN TWO RESPECTS’ THE BILL RELATES' TO BOTH TEXTILE AND APPAREL PRODUCTS, AND FOR THESE TAKEN TOGETHER IMPORT PENETRATION IS APPROXIMATELY 20 PER CENT.

+EVEN IF APPAREL ALONE IS TAKEN, IMPORT PENETRATION IS ONLY ABOUT 20 TO 26 PER CENT. IN SOME OF THE CATEGORIES OF GOODS BROUGHT UNDER RESTRAINT BY THE U.S. RECENTLY, THROUGH THE ’CALL’ SYSTEM, U.S. INDUSTRY HAS OVER RO PER CENT OF THE DOMESTIC MARKET,* HE SAID.

THE ARGUMENT THAT RECENT INCREASES IN UNEMPLOYMENT WERE MAINLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO INCREASES IN IMPORTS DID NOT STAND UP, SAID MR HO. ACCORDING TO THE RETAIL INDUSTRY TRADE ACTION COALITION VIRTUALLY ALL THE JOB LOSSES OCCURRED PRIOR TO 1982 WHILE MOST OF THE GROWTH IN IMPORTS BETWEEN 1980 AND 1984 TOOK PLACE IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. IT WAS MISLEADING TOO TO CLAIM THAT RECENT INCREASES IN IMPORTS SHOW THAT RESTRAINTS IMPOSED BY THE MFA AND ASSOCIATED BILATERAL AGREEMENTS ARE NOT WORKING.

+MUCH OF THE INCREASE CAME FROM UNRESTRAINED SOURCES SUCH AS THE EEC WHILE THE MAJOR DEVELOPING SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN EFFECTIVELY RESTRAINED FOR MOST OF THEIR EXPORTS OVER THE LIFE OF THE MFA.

+OVER THE PERIOD OF THE MFA, 1974-84, THE INCREASE IN U.S. IMPORTS FROM HONG KONG OF MFA PRODUCTS HAS AVERAGED ONLY 5.2 PER CENT PER ANNUM ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL U.S. STATISTICS - AND IN THE SAME PERIOD OUR U.S. IMPORT SHARE HAS DECLINED FROM 14.1 PER CENT TO 10.5 PER CENT.

+MOREOVER, THOSE CATEGORIES REGARDED BY THE U.S. AS ’SENSITIVE’ ARE ONLY PERMITTED 0.5 TO 1.5 PER CENT GROWTH UNDER THE CURRENT HONG KONG-UNITED STATES AGREEMENT WHICH STILL HAS TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS TO GO.

+THE PRESSURE FOR INCREASED PROTECTION HAS COINCIDED WITH A LEVELLING OFF OF MFA IMPORTS INTO THE U.S. IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985, COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1984, THE OVERALL INCREASE OF SUCH IMPORTS IS ONLY 1.3 PER CENT,* SAID MR HO.

+MOREOVER, THE MAJOR RESTRAINED SUPPLIERS ACTUALLY SHOW A DECREASE - HONG KONG BY 7.6 PER CENT WHILE THE MAJOR UNRESTRAINED SUPPLIERS SHOW AN INCREASE - THE EEC BY 37 PER CENT. IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES TO SEEK TO CUT BACK RESTRAINED SUPPLIERS IS HARDLY REASONABLE.*

MR HO’S LETTER WAS SENT TO SENATOR ROBERT DOLE AND OTHER SENATORS AND TO CONGRESSMAN SAM GIBBONS AND OTHER CONGRESSMEN, ALL OF WHOM VISITED HONG KONG LAST WEEK.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2^

SIR DAVID SEES PROGRESS OF EC IC COMPUTERISATION

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WHO TAKES A PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE AUTOMATING OF GOVERNMENT SERVICES, TODAY (THURSDAY) INSPECTED THE COMPUTERISED OPERATIONS OF THE HONG KONG EXPORT CREDIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (ECIC).

ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMISSIONER, MR YEUNG KA I-YIN, SIR DAVID WAS SHOWN THE RESULTS OF THE CORPORATION’S FIVE-YEAR-COMPUTERISATION PROGRAMME.

THE ECIC IS HONG KONG’S LARGEST SOURCE OF CREDIT MANAGEMENT DATA, A +TREASURE HOUSE OF TRADE INFORMATION* THAT IS NOW ON-LINE, MR YEUNG SAID.

AS HONG KONG’S OFFICIAL EXPORT CREDIT INSURER, ITS VOLUME OF BUSINESS HAD MORE THAN DOUBLED OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS, BUT THE NUMBER OF CLERICAL STAFF HAD REMAINED ABOUT THE SAME.

THE COMPUTERISATION PROGRAMME HAD BROUGHT MANY OTHER BENEFITS TO ECIC POLICYHOLDERS, MR YEUNG SAID. WITH A CENTRALISED DATA BASE COUPLED WITH AN ON-LINE INPUT AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, THE CORPORATION’S UNDERWRITERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REDUCE CONSIDERABLY THE TIME TAKEN TO ASSESS POLICYHOLDERS’ CREDIT LIMIT APPLICATIONS IN RESPECT OF KNOWN OVERSEAS BUYERS.

PRINTOUTS OF SHIPMENTS DECLARED AND CREDIT LIMITS WERE NOW EASILY AVAILABLE. A HOT-LINE TELEPHONE SERVICE STAFFED BY ECIC PEOPLE SEATED IN FRONT OF COMPUTER VISUAL DISPLAY UNITS PROVIDED QUICK RESPONSES TO POLICYHOLDERS’ QUERIES.

INTERNALLY, IMPROVEMENTS DUE TO COMPUTERISATION HAVE BEEN MOST SIGNIFICANT. ECIC OFFICERS CAN ALMOST INSTANTLY OBTAIN DATA FROM FILES ON 55 OOO OVERSEAS BUYERS AND 18 000 HONG KONG EXPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS, MR YEUNG SAID.

A RISK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, WHICH COMPARES DECLARED EXPORTS WITH CREDIT LIMITS, TRIGGERS OFF WARNINGS FOR THE CORPORATION’S UNDERWRITERS IN THOSE CASES WHERE INSURED EXPORTS HAVE SUBSTANTIALLY EXCEEDED CREDIT LIMITS.

DETAILS OF PAYMENT DIFFICULTIES, CLAIMS AND RECOVERIES ARE AVAILABLE IN A FEW SECONDS. GENERAL LEDGER AND BUDGETARY CONTROL SYSTEMS ENSURE THE ECIC MANAGES ITS FINANCES EFFICIENTLY.

IN THE SECOND PHASE OF ITS COMPUTERISATION PROGRAMME, THE ECIC PLANNED TO DEVISE A MORE EFFECTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEM BY REFINING AND LINKING EXISTING PROGRAMMES TO FORM A MORE INTEGRATED DATABASE.

/THE ECIC .......

THURSDAY, A’JGV-T 2'-. 1?

THE EC IC WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT IN 1966 TO OFFER PROTECTION TO EXPORTERS AND MANAUFACTURERS OF HONG KONG AGAINST LOSSES DUE TO NON-PAYMENT FOR GOODS OR SERVICES EXPORTED ON CREDIT TERMS. THE GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES ITS LIABILITIES UP TO S4 200 MILLION.

ALTHOUGH GOVERNMENT-OWNED, THE EC IC OPERATES IN A COMMERCIAL MANNER, UNDERWRITING EACH RISK ON ITS OWN MERITS.

THE AVERAGE PREMIUM RATE IS CURRENTLY ABOUT 60 CENTS FOR EVERY 5100 WORTH OF INSURED EXPORTS. COVER INCLUDES BUYER INSOLVENCY, DEFAULT, AND REPUDIATION OF CONTRACT, AS WELL AS SUCH COUNTRY RISKS AS WAR, IMPORT BANS OR BLOCKAGE OF FOREIGN EXCHANGE.

♦YOUTH CRIME FIGURES COMPARATIVELY LOW+

* * * *

ALTHOUGH HONG KONG HAD AN UNUSUALLY HIGH YOUTH POPULATION, OUR YOUTH, AND JUVENILE, CRIME STATISTICS WERE LOW WHEN COMPARED WITH OTHER MAJOR POPULATION CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR RAYMON ANNING, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

HOWEVER, HE SAID HE WAS DETERMINED THAT THE POLICE WOULD DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO KEEP YOUTH CRIME FIGURES AS LOW AS POSSIBLE AND HE HAD EVERY CONFIDENCE THAT JUNIOR POLICE CALL, AS IT HAD DONE IN THE PAST, WOULD PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN HELPING THEM ACHIEVE THAT AIM.

MR ANNING WAS SPEAKING AT A LUNCH PRECEDING THE 15TH JUNIOR POLICE CALL CENTRAL COUNCIL MEETING.

TALKING ABOUT THE ROLE OF YOUTH IN MODERN SOCIETY, MR ANNING SAID: ’’THERE IS NO DOUBT YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY, COMPARED TO THOSE WHEN I WAS YOUNG, ARE MORE WILLING TO CHALLENGE AUTHORITY, ARE MORE READY TO STAND UP FOR THEIR RIGHTS, ARE LESS LIKELY TO FOLLOW THE OLD DICTUM OF ’’DON’T DO AS I DO, DO AS I TELL YOU”, AND ARE MORE CLOSELY INVOLVED IN THE AFFAIRS OF THE COMMUNITY THAN WE WERE EVER ALLOWED TO BE.”

CONTRARY TO SOME SWEEPING PRONOUNCEMENTS ON THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION, HE SAID THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF HONG KONG’S YOUNG PEOPLE WERE DECENT,LAW-AB I DI NG AND FUN-LOVING AND, THEY TOOK A HEALTHY INTEREST IN WHAT WAS GOING ON AROUND THEM AND LOOKED TO THE FUTURE WITH FIRM CONFIDENCE.

/ON THa

THURSDAY, AUCTST 29, 1925

ON THE OBJECTIVES OF JPC, MR ANN I NG POINTED OUT THAT APART FROM LIGHTING YOUTH CRIME, JPC YAS PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF INTERESTING AND DIVERSE ACTIVITIES FOR THE YOUNG; WAS ENCOURAGING ANr' GUIDING THE YOUNG TO BECOME CARING AND RESPONSIBLE ADULTS? AND ABOVE ALL ELSE, WAS ESTABLISHING EFFECTIVE AND MEANINGFUL COMMUNICATION AND CONTACT BETWEEN POLICE AND YOUTH.

”JPC IS BLESSED WITH AN INHERENT PARADOX - AS IT GROWS OLDER IT GETS YOUNGER,” MR ANN I NG CONTINUED.

HE ILLUSTRATED THAT WITH THE EXAMPLE OF LEE KIN-MAN WHO CELEBRATED HIS NINTH BIRTHDAY BY BECOMING THE 400.000TH YOUNG PERSON TO ENROL IN JPC LATE LAST MONTH.

MR ANN I NG ALSO NOTED THAT ALMOST HALF OF HONG KONG’S BOYS AND GIRLS JOINED JPC AS SOON AS THEY BECAME NINE, AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF OVER 3 OOO PER MONTH.

AMONG MANY CONTRIBUTORY FACTORS, MR ANN I NG SA ID A SIGNIFICANT REASON WHY JPC WAS ABLE TO ACHIEVE SO MUCH, WAS THAT IT HAD INHERITED FROM THE FORCE A CHARACTERISTIC AVERSION TO THAT MOST DEFEATIST OF WORDS - ’’CAN’T”.

’’TIME AND TIME AGAIN, IN THE PAST 11 YEARS, JPC MEMBERS HAVE PROVED THAT WHEN FACED WITH A CHALLENGE, OR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INVOLVED IN A WORTHWHILE ACTIVITY, THEY WILL RESPOND SENSIBLY, RESPONSIBLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY,” HE SAID.

’’THEY WON’T ACCEPT ”N0” FOR AN ANSWER. THEY WILL GET THE JOB DONE.’’

TODAY’S JPC CENTRAL COUNCIL MEETING WAS ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 18 DISTRICT JPC CLUBS WHO DISCUSSED VARIOUS MATTERS CONCERNING ABOUT JPC’S DEVELOPMENT AND ITS ACTIVITIES IN THE PAST AND FUTURE YEARS.

THEY WERE JOINED AT THE LUNCH BY MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, CHAIRMAN OF URBAN COUNCIL AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, AND SENO IR POLICE OFFICERS INCLUDING THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POL ICE/OPERATIONS, MR LI KWAN-HA.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1985

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SIR HUGH NORMAN-WALKER DIES

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS LEARNED WITH MUCH REGRET OF THE DEATH OF SIR HUGH NORMAN-WALKER, WHO WAS COLONIAL SECRETARY FROM 1°69 TC 1973.

SIR HUGH, WHO WAS 69, DIED YESTERDAY IN BRITAIN. HE IS SURVIVED BY LADY NORMAN-WALKER.

SIR HUGH NORMAN-WALKER, KCMG, OBE WAS BORN IN LONDON IN 1916 AND WAS BROUGHT UP LARGELY IN NORTH DEVON EXCEPT FOR PERIODS WHEN PE JOINED HIS PARENTS THEN SERVING IN INDIA. HE TOOK AN HONOURb DEGREE FROM CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

HE JOINED THE INDIAN CIVIL SERVICE IN 1938 AND SERVED UNTIL 1948 IN DIFFERENT CAPACITIES. SIR HUGH JOINED THE COLONIAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE IN 1949 AND WAS POSTED TO NYASALAND (NOW MALAWI).

HE WAS APPOINTED AS HER MAJESTY’S COMMISSIONER IN BECHUANALANJ IN 1965 AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL IT BECAME INDEPENDENT AS BOTSWANA IN SEPTEMBER 1966.

SIR HUGH THEN BECAME GOVERNOR OF THE SEYCHELLES, AN APPOINTMENT HE HELD FOR TWO YEARS UNTIL BEING APPOINTED COLONIAL SECRETARY OF HONG KONG IN MARCH 1969.

ON NEWS OF HIS DEATH, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID: +SIR HUGH LEFT A VERY FOND MEMORY TO THOSE WHO WORKED WITH HIM DURING HIS TERM AS COLONIAL SECRETARY OF HONG KONG. HE WILL BE WARMLY REMEMBERED BY HIS COLLEAGUES AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO TREASURED HIS FRIENDSHIP FOR A LONG TIME AFTER HIS RETIREMENT FROM HONG KONG.+

PERSON

THE CHIEF JUSTICE, SIR DENYS ROBERTS, SAID: +1 KNEW HIM FOR 32 YEARS AND WAS A CLOSE FRIEND OF Hl§ THROUGHOUT THAT PERIOD. I SHALL REMEMBER HIM AS A VERY WISE MAN AND A OF ENORMOUS WIDTH OF EXPERIENCE FROM WHICH A NUMBER OF TERRITORIES, INCLUDING HONG KONG, BENEFITTED. I SHALL

MISS

HIM VERY MUCH.*

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THURSDAY, AUG'JST 2°, 1985

47 TIN SHUI WAI STRUCTURES CLEARED

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A TOTAL OF 47 STRUCTURES WERE CLEARED TODAY (THURSDAY) IN THE THIRD PHASE CLEARANCE OF TIN SHUI WAI TO MAKE WAY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

MOST OF THE 19 AFFECTED FAMILIES, COMPRISING 60 PEOPLE, HAD ALREADY LEFT THE SITE WHEN GOVERNMENT WORKERS MOVED IN THIS MORNING. HOWEVER, THREE FAMILIES REMAINED ON SITE AND REFUSED TO LEAVE DESPITE REPEATED EFFORTS BY HOUSING AND DISTRICT O-FICE STAFF.

A FEW PEOPLE THREATENED THE POLICE AND SHOUTED ABUSE. AFTER REPEATED WARNINGS WERE IGNORED, POLICE TOOK A MAN AND TWO WOMEN TO YUEN LONG POLICE STATION FOR ENQUIRIES. FIVt CHILDREN WERE ALSO LED DOWN FROM THE ROOF OF THE HUT.

THE THREE, TOGETHER WITH A 16-YEAR-OLD BOY LED DOWN FROM THE ROOF, WERE LATER RELEASED ON $500 BAIL EACH. THE REST OF THE CHILDREN HAVE ALSO LEFT TOGETHER WITH THE GROUP.

NO-ONE WAS HURT AND THE CLEARANCE OPERATION CONTINUED WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

ALL THE AFFECTED FAMILIES HAVE BEEN OFFERED EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES OR COMPENSATION OF ABOUT $3 MILLION FOR CROPS, FISH PONDS, POULTRY AND PIGGERIES. ALL ELIGIBLE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED REHOUSING BY THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN URGED THOSE FAMILIES WHO HAVE NOT YET COLLECTED THEIR EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES TO DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FROM THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE.

HE SAID THE CLEARANCE COULD NOT BE POSTPONED AS ANY FURTHER DELAY WOULD SERIOUSLY AFFECT THE TIN SHUI WAI NEW TOWN PROUECT.

HE ADDED THAT ADDITIONAL PLOTS OF LAND IN THE AREA WOULD HAVE TO BE CLEARED OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.

THE NEW TOWN WILL PROVIDE HOMES FOR SOME 146 500 PEOPLE IN THE NEXT DECADE, WITH SOME 79 000 OF THEM IN PUBLIC HOUSING.

LORD MAYOR ENDS VISIT * * *

THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, SIR ALAN TRAILL, AND LADY TRAILL LEFT FOR PEKING THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING AFTER A SIX-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 TRADC COMMISSIONER, MR CHRISTIAN ADAMS.

THURSDAY, A'JGUS’ 29, 198c

TRANSPORT, RELATED SERVICES SURVEY RESULTS OUT ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

THERE WERE 33 736 TRANSPORT ESTABLISHMENTS IN OPERATION DURING THc WHOLE OR PART OF 1933, WITH 129 678 PERSONS ENGAGED, ACCORDING TO SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED 3Y THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

WHEN COMPARED WITH 1982, THE NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS’ AND PERSONS ENGAGED INCREASED Bv THREE PER CENT AND FOUR PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

IN 1983 THESE ESTABLISHMENTS GENERATED $43 198 MILLION OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME, AND SPENT $5 620 MILLION ON COMPENSATION 0“ EMPLOYEES AND $33 095 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES.

THEIR GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED ASSETS (BEING ACQUISITION OF FIXED ASSETS LESS PROCEEDS FROM SALES OF FIXED ASSETS) WERE & 114 MILLION.

WHEN COMPARED WITH 1982, BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME INCREASED BY 20 PER CENT, WHILE COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES, OPERATING EXPENSES AND GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED ASSETS WENT UP BY 11 PER CENT, 21 PER CENT AND NINE PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

THE SECTOR’S VALUE ADDED, REPRESENTING ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, GREW BY 21 PER CENT TO $11 634 MILLION IN 1983, FROM $9 616 MILLION IN 1982.

ANALYSED BY MAJOR TRANSPORT GROUP, THE SURVEY REVEALED THAT IN 1988 +SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT* ENJOYED THE LARGEST SHARE OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME, AT $16 207 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT OF THE SECTOR TOTAL.

+OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT* ACCOUNTED FOR ANOTHER 24 PER CENT, WHILE +AIR TRANSPORT* TOOK UP 14 PER CENT, +LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT* 12 PER CENT, +LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT* SIX PER CENT, +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT* THREE PER CENT, +INLAND WATER TRANSPORT* TWO PER CENT, AND +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT* ONE PER CENT.

+LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT* CONTRIBUTED 28 PER CENT OF TOTAL VALUE ADDED IN THE SECTOR. THE REMAINING CONTRIBUTION WAS ACCOUNTED FOR BY +OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT* (20 PER CENT), +AIR TRANSPORT* (16 PER CENT), +LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT* (13 PER CENT), +SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT* (11 PER CENT), +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT* (SIX PER CENT), +INLAND WATER TRANSPORT* (FOUR PER CENT). AND +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT* (THREE PER CENT).

/.7HEK C0KPAR3D.......

THUHSDAY, AUGUS2 2$, 1^8?

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WHEN COMPARED WITH 1982, +SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT* SHOWED THE LARGEST INCREASE IN TERMS OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND O’’HER INCOME (03 PER CENT), FOLLOWED BY + AIR TRANSPORT* (26 PER CENT), +LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT* (19 PER CENT), +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO' ..ATER TRANSPORT* (18 PER CENT), *LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT* (13 PER CENT), +OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT* (10 PER CENT) AND +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT* (EIGHT PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, A DECREASE OF 11 PER CENT WAS REGISTERED IN +INLAND WATER TRANSPORT*.

IN TERMS OF VALUE ADDED, +AIR TRANSPORT* RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASE (42 PER CENT), FOLLOWED BY +SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT* (32 PER CENT), +OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT* (2Q PER CENT), +LAND' PASSENGER TRANSPORT* (15 PER CENT), +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT* (14 PER CENT), +LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT* (12 PER CENT), AND +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT* (ONE PER CENT). +INLAND WATER TRANSPORT*, HOWEVER, REGISTERED A DECREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT.

THE 1983 SURVEY WAS ONE IN A SERIES OF ANNUAL SURVEYS CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASCERTAINING THE STRUCTURE AND OPERATIC. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TRANSPORT SECTOR AND UPDATING ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF 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.

ANALYTICAL TABLES SHOWING THE PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FOR ALL ESTABLISHMENTS CLASSIFIED BY MAJOR GROUP AND ANALYSED BY THE VARIOUS ECONOMIC VARIABLES COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED +1983 SURVEY OF TRANSPORT AND RELATED SERVICES*.

THIS REPORT WILL BE ON SALE SOON 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 GOVERNMENT FOR POLICY FORMULATION, AND 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 AT TELEPHONE 3-661045.

COMPARISON OF ^ELECTED PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FOx ALL ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE TH ANS PORT AND RELATED SERVICES SECTOR BETWEEN AND -»98’

jWi'O' ucOUP NUMBER OF •Sl'ABLISh-HENTf s’nr-sp OP mscr.r SPGACC NUMBER 1QKPLNSA- OP ut ATING OPEMIS BUSINESS RECEIPTS aND othe* I NOCHI GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED *55*715 ^aLUE ADDED

OF ^PLOYhLS LN now of PLOTcr--

1 Mn. 1 Mn. 1 Mn. I Mn. 1 Mn.

w»ND r^SLNGD* 19d2 16 ?i8 *5 217 29 498 446 . -7r 4 265 4 114 2 819

TR-NSPCPT •93’ 18 01’ 47 196 ?9 72’ 1 52fc 2 912 056 7 238 3 250

< change ♦ Il ♦5 • ' ♦6 ♦14 ♦ 19 ♦76 ♦ 15

zitnlGHT 98i 12 897 C 95C ■< 827 41b . '86 296 209 1 530

TRANSPORT 198’ 11 W ’6 ^89 »4 985 ♦97 1 4V 2 592 152 1 49m

♦ change -7 ♦ 17 ♦ 19 ♦ 19 ♦1’ -28 ♦12

oUPHJKL'ING SERVICES ‘•982 17 578 566 >6 >♦6 554 4 502

TO LAND TRANSPORT 1981 *«9 875 654 11 70 181 5 106

< change ♦?? *17 ♦ 16 ►2C ►51 ♦8 ♦22 ♦ 1

QCt~N -ND COASTAL '982 '79 •5 516 15 1 140 7 487 9 •♦9b 665 1 785

knTE? TRANSPORT 198’ 421 15 655 '5 626 • 256 8 21° 10 494 146 2 104

< chang* *‘1 ♦ 1 ♦ 1 ♦8 ♦ 10 ♦ 1C -78 ♦ 29

.XI—hD »ATER •982 856 > 759 0 179 25’ 658 1 082 228 504

TRANSPORT •981 789 7 09’ 5 61? 248 "»36 967 104 M?0

% chang* -8 -9 .9 •s -16 -11 -54 -7

SUPPORTING SERVICES 19&2 587 n’ 005 * 147 672 1 078 76 572

T MATER TRANSPORT 198’ 68’ 5 026 4 498 /22 797 1 271 156 652

< chang* *16 ♦8 ♦8 ♦ 18 ♦ 19 ♦ 18 ► 105 ♦ 14

MP TRANSPORT 1982 46 d 210 < 210 914 5 60C 4 929 216 1 330

198’ 46 8 441 8 44' 1 051 4 231 6 227 -1 847 1 891

< chang* ♦ 15 ♦ 18 ♦26 -954 ♦4?

.J VICES INCIDENTAL 1982 1 716 1? 066 »6 272 072 11 527 12 496 89 974

TC TRANSPORT 1981 1 ^87 18 70’ 17 954 807 14 597 16 207 180 1 288

< chang* *4 ♦10 ♦ 1C ♦20 ♦20 ♦ 30 ♦79 ♦52

ALL TRANSPORT 1982 52 7% 124 960 91 186 5 054 27 524 56 000 5 603 9 616

CROUPS 1985 55 756 129 678 97 478 5 620 35 095 45 196 6 114 11 634

< change ♦I ♦4 ♦5 ♦ 11 ♦21 ♦20 ♦9 ♦21

GOVERNMENT TRANSPORT 1982 4 2 516 2 516 179 405 998 -591 733

SERVICES 1985 5 1 276 1 276 125 288 965 54 730

1 change -25 -49 -49 -50 -2b -5 -109

Notes I (1) (2) Individual i t*a* aay r tot add up to total du* to rounding.

Figures denoting change* ar* derived froa unrounded figure*

J .1 3)

(5) # denotes les* than 0.% in magnitude.

(4) Am Kowlooo-Cant® Railway Corporation was eetabliahed in early 1965. Benoe, its data , -J®

relating to 1965 wsr* included in the major group -Land passenger transport inetvaa 01

"Goverment transport services"

(5) Talus addsd is a measure of the contribution of an eoonoalo sector to Bong Kong's gross

doasstlc product. It is derlvsd by subtracting the operating expenses (adjusted for

interest payment* and payments to outworkers) froa ths value of business receipts and

other inocae. The exact definition can be found in the survey report.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, ii ■.

GOLD MEDALS FOR 47 MARATHON HIKERS

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TONIGHT (TrIURSL’' PRESENTED MEDALS TO GOLD AWARD WINNERS OF A COMPETITION FOR Al . HIKERS.

SPEAKING AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT HONG KONG SPACE MUSEUM HE SAID THE FACT THAT A MAN OF 60 AND A BOY OF 16 BOTH WON THE GOLD AWARD MADE IT CLEAR THAT THERE WAS NO AGE LIMIT FOR HIKING — IT WAS A SPORT FOR ALL.

THERE WERE FEW CITIES IN THE WORLD WHERE IN LESS THA' 2 MINUTES FROM THE CITY CENTRE A PERSON COULD BE ALONE IN Th MOUNTAINS, HE ADDED.

+IN FACT WE HAVE SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND REMOTE. COUNTRYSIDE IN THE WORLD WHICH IS ENJOYED BY MANY MILLIONS O PEOPLE EVERY YEAR.+

THE AWARD SCHEME, KNOWN AS THE SIR EDWARD YOUDE’S AWARD F0:> MARATHON HIKERS, WAS ORGANISED BY THE KAM CHING (GOLD AWARD) _ ASSOCIATION AND ATTRACTED MORE THAN 1 203 PEOPLE WHO TOOK H-IN NUMEROUS WALKS.

A TOTAL OF 201 PEOPLE WERE PRESENTED WITH GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE MEDALS AND OTHER AWARDS AT TODAY’S PRESENTATION.

EACH OF THE 47 GOLD AWARD RECIPIENTS HAD COMPLETED ABOUT 131 KILOMETRES WITHIN 20 HOURS IN THREE SEPARATE WALKS HELD IN SAI KUNo, TAI PO AND ON LANTAU ISLAND BETWEEN NOVEMBER LAST YEAR AND IN JANUARY.

THE AWARD SCHEME, STARTED LAST YEAR, IS ORGANISED TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR PHYSIQUE BY JOINING SUCH LONG WALKS.

FARMERS TO BE TRAINED ON USE OF MACHINES

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IS ORGANISING A VOCATIONAL TRAINING COURSE FOR FARMERS TO EDUCATE THEM IN THE PROPER USE OF MODERN FARM MACHINES AND HOW TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN THEM.

THE COURSE WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE DEPARTMENT’S TAI LUNG EXPERIMENTAL FARM STARTING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TWICE A WEEK UNTIL OCTOBER 8.

/THE PR0GRA1 33

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL TRAINING ON THE PROPER HANDLING, REPAIR AND SERVICING OF FARM CU_T:vATORS, MOTORISED SPRAYE=3 AND THE SPRINKLER IRRIGATION SYSTEM.

DISCUSSION SESSIONS WILL ALSO BE HELD DURING WHICH TECHNICAL ADVICE * ILL BE GIVEN ON WAYS TO SOLVE EVERYDAY MECHANICAL PROBLEMS.

THE COURSE, THE FIFTH IN THE SERIES, FORMS PART OF A REGULAR PROGRAMME OF TRAINING ACTIVITIES ORGANISED EY THE DEPARTMENT.

OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE PIPELINE INCLUDE A SERIES OF ONE-DAY OR HALF-DAY SEMINARS ON THE SAFE HANDLING AND USE CF ROTARY CULTIVATORS.

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SEWAGE EFFLUENTS A BOON TO POND FISH GROWTH * * * *

AQUACULTURE RESEARCH BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAS DEMONSTRATED THE POTENTIAL OF USING SEWAGE EFFLUENTS FOR POND FISH PRODUCTION, FISH CULTURE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, MR ALFRED SIN, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

RESULTS OF FISH CULTURE TRIALS CONDUCTED IN OXIDATION PONDS AT THE SHEK WU HUI SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT IN RECENT YEARS SHOWED THAT SELECTED SPECIES GREW IN SEWAGE EFFLUENTS AT A HIGHER RATE THAN IN COMMERCIAL PONDS AND THE YIELD WAS ENCOURAGING, HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON RECYCLING OF ORGANIC WASTES ORGANISED BY THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, MR SIN SAID THAT THE INLAND FISH CULTURE INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG HAD DEVELOPED STEADILY IN THE 1970’S AND EARLY 80’S.

AS MOST PONDS WERE RAIN-FED, WATER SUPPLY WAS A MAJOR CONSTRAINT TO DEVELOPMENT. OTHER CONSTRAINTS WERE INCREASING PRICES OF FEED-STUFFS WHICH RESULTED IN HIGHER PRODUCTION COST AND THE LOSS OF POND AREAS TO URBANISATION AND DEVELOPMENT, HE ADDED.

+ON THE OTHER HAND, THE DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE AND TREATED EFFLUENTS, RICH IN NUTRIENTS, IS BECOMING A GLOBAL PROBLEM.

+ THE DISPOSAL OR USE OF THESE EFFLUENTS IN FISH CULT 'DC IS THEREFORE GIVEN PRIORITY IN MANY COUNTRIES.*

THURSDAY, X . 31

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A SERIES OF TRIALS WAS THEREFORE UNDERTAKEN, US I"" T -A COMMON POND FISH, AS THE EXPERIMENTAL SPECIES.

CHOSEN FOR ITS HARDINESS AND ABILITY TO THRIVE IN ADVEt ENVIRONMENTS, THE TILAPIA IS CAPABLE OF UTILISING THE PLANKT-, IN THE TREATED SEWAGE AS A MAIN FOOD SOURCE.

THE TRIAL WAS EXTENDED OVER A PERIOD Oc IPO DAYS WITH TILAPIA' CULTURED IN TWO OXIDATION PONDS — ONE RECEIVING SECONDARY EFFLUENTS FROM THE ACTIVATED SLUDGE SYSTEM WHILE THE OTHER RECEIVED A MIXTURE OF SECONDARY EFFLUENTS "ROM THE ACTIVATED SLUDGE AND THE HIGH RATE BIOLOGICAL FILTER SYSTEMS.

RESULTS SHOWED THAT T| LAP I AS IN BOTH PONDS GREW' AND SURVIVE^ ’■.'ELL WITHOUT FEEDING. THOSE IN THE SECOND POND WERE MOPE PRODUCTIVE AS A RESULT OF THE HIGHER NUTRIENT CONTENTS.

+ THE BACTERIA AND HEAVY METAL CONTENTS DETECTED IN THE FISH WERE FOUND TO BE SIMILAR TO THOSE IN COMMERCIAL SPECIES AND .'.ERE WITHIN SAFETY LIMITS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION,* MR Sii. SAID.

EXPERIMENTS WERE ALSO CONDUCTED TO ASSESS ~H7 FEASIBILITY OR CULTURING TRADITIONAL CHINESE CARPS S"~» AS SILVER CARP, BIGHEAD, GRASS CARP AND COMMON CARP.

+THE SILVER CARP AND BIGHEAD GREW BETTER IN THE OXIDATION PONDS THAN IN COMMERCIAL PONDS UNDER NORMAL SITUATION WHILE THE GROWTH OF THE COMMON CARP WAS SATISFACTORY.

+HOWEVER, THE SURVIVAL AND GROWTH RATES OF THE GRASS CARP IN BOTH PONDS WERE CONSIDERED POOR PROBABLY BECAUSE THE WATER QUALITY WAS NOT SUITABLE FOR ITS GROWTH,* MR SIN SAID.

FURTHER STUDIES WOULD BE REQUIRED BEFORE LARGESCALE PRODUCTION COULD BE INTRODUCED, HE ADDED.

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WAN CHAI CONTEST TO FOCUS ON CONCERN FOR ELDERLY ******

A COMPETITION ON CREATIVE SCRIPT-WRITING FOR SLIDE-SHOWS WITH THEMES RELATING TO THE ELDERLY WILL BE ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD TO PROMOTE RESPECT AND CARE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AMONG YOUTHS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE BEST SCRIPT WILL BE USED TO PRODUCE A SET OF SLIDES WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF VOLUNTEERS FROM THE METHODIST CENTRE, AND WILL BE ON LOAN TO VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS TO FURTHER PROMOTE CONCERN FOR THE ELDERLY.

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DETAILS OF THE CONTEST WERE ANNOUNCED BY MS ANNA TANG. CHAIRMAN OF THE CONCERN FOR THE AGED WORKING GROUP UNDER TH COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY).

♦THERE IS A LARGE POPULATION OF ELDERLY PEOPLE IN WAN CHAI AND OUR AIMS ARE TO PROMOTE THEIR WELFARE AND TO CULTIVATE RESPECT AND CARE FOR THEM ESPECIALLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT,* MS TANG SAID.

THIS YEAR, THE DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED ABOUT $15 OOO TO FINANCE ACTIVITIES FOR THE ELDERLY.

UNDER THE PROGRAMME, ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY DISCOUNTS FOR SHOPPING, EATING OUT AND MEDICAL SERVICES.

MORE THAN 50 SHOP AND RESTAURANT OWNERS, DOCTORS AND DENTISTS HAVE JOINED THE DISCOUNT-SERVICE CARD SCHEME FOR THE ELDERLY.

THE SCHEME HAS PROVED TO BE MUCH APPRECIATED BY THE ELDERLY SINCE ITS IMPLEMENTATION LAST YEAR AND MORE THAN 1 600 SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE REGISTERED AND WERE ISSUED WITH THE CARDS, MS TANG SAID.

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ARE ALSO PLANNING TO CONDUCT A SURVEY ON THE LIVING HABITS AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE ELDERLY BY VISITING AND SENDING OUT QUESTIONNAIRES TO ELDERLY PEOPLE LIVING IN +CAGED-HOUSES+ AND THOSE WHO ARE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED.

THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY WILL BE PUBLISHED IN A SPECIAL BULLETIN, MS TANG SAID.

THE WORKING GROUP WILL ALSO SERVE AS THE CO-ORDINATOR OF ALL ELDERLY ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE VARIOUS AGENCIES IN THE DISTRICT BY COMPILING A LEAFLET ON VARIOUS LOCAL ACTIVITIES.,

IN ADDITION, A SERIES OF SEMINARS ON THE ROLE OF THE ELDERLY IN THE COMMUNITY AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE INCLUDED DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY LAM; CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, MR LO KAM-WAH; AND THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA WONG.

THURSDAY,

AUGUST 29, '

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DB COMMITTEE MEETING OPEN TO PUBLIC * * * * *

SHAM SHU I PO RESIDENTS WILL, FOR THE FIRST TIME, 03SE , . COMMITTEE MEETING PROCEDURES OF THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD WHEN THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

AT AN EARLIER MEETING, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AGREED ”-AT IN ORDER TO ENHANCE PUBLIC AWARENESS AND CONCERN FOR THE WORK OF THE BOARD, FUTURE COMMITTEE MEETINGS SHOULD BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

AT TOMORROW’S MEETING, MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE FORMATION OF A WORKING GROUP TO FURTHER EXPAND THE +SHAM SHU I PO COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICE FOR THE ELDERLY* SCHEME ADVOCATED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD IN APRIL LAST YEAR.

THEY WILL ALSO DECIDE ON WHETHER TO SET UP ANOTHER WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW THE CONDITIONS OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA WILL BE 16 APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDIES TO ORGANISE VARIOUS ART, RECREATIONAL AND OUTDOOR PROJECTS.

MEMBERS WILL THEN BE BRIEFED ON THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNITY CENTRES RECENTLY TAKEN OVER BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE AT 39 TONKIN STREET.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2^, 1<35

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BOARD MEMBERS LOOK AT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

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WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (THURSDAY) LEARNED DURING A TOUR OF HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HOW AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS OPERATED TO ENSURE THE SAFETY 0^ AIR TRAVELLERS.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PAUL WONG, MEMBERS VISITED THE CONTROL TOWER AND WATCHED PLANES TAKE OFF AND LAND ON THE RUNWAY UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT STAFF.

MEMBERS THEN WENT TO THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTRE WHERE THEY WERE BRIEFED ON THE OPERATION OF THE AIR EN-ROUTE CONTROL AND THE TERMINAL RADAR CONTROL.

AT THF TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNIT, MEMBERS VISITED THE AEROFIXED CENTRE AND THE AEROMOBILE CENTRE TO OBSERVE HOW STAFF COMMUNICATED WITH AIR TERMINALS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT.

+THE VISIT WAS BOTH INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE,* DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, SAID AFTER THE TOUR.

+IT WAS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF VISITS ORGANISED TO PROVIDE DB MEMBERS WITH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNCTIONS AND WORKING PROCEDURES OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES INSTITUTIONS,* HE ADDED.

+THE KNOWLEDGE GAINED DURING SUCH VISITS WILL BE HELPFUL TO MEMBERS WHEN EXPLAINING AND CONVEYING POLICY ISSUES RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED IN THE COURSE OF THEIR MEETINGS WITH THE PUBLIC,* MR CHENG SAID.

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SHA TIN HOSPITAL OFFERS 24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE

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THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL IN SHA TIN WILL EXTEND ITS SERVICE TO 24 HOURS A DAY BEGINNING NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 2), THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

AT PRESENT, THE DEPARTMENT ONLY OPERATES FROM 8 AM TO 8 PM DAILY.

THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL WAS FIRST OPENED IN MAY 1984 AND ITS ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY SERVICE WAS OPENED LAST SEPTEMBER.

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U.S. MAKES EA CALL ON CATEGORY 360

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THE TRADE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAD MADE AN EXPORT AUTHORISATION (EA) CALL ON CATEGORY 360 (COTTON PILLOWCASE).

THIS IS THE THIRD EA CALL BY THE UNITED STATES SO FAR THIS

YEAR.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HONG KONG-U.S. BILATERAL TEXTILt ^REEMENT, THE DEPARTMENT HAS SUSPENDED THE ISSUE OF FURTHER-EA'S IN THIS CATEGORY WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT PENDING CONSULTATIONS WITH THE U.S. AUTHORITIES.

EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS COVERING A TOTAL OF 869 555 PIECES HAD BEEN ISSUED IN 1985 AT THE TIME OF CALL, AND THERE WAS NO OUTSTANDING EA APPLICATION.

THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO APPROVE AND ISSUE EXPORT LICENCES FOR THIS CATEGORY AGAINST VALID EXPORT AUTHORISATIONS ■PPROVED PRIOR TO THE SUSPENSION.

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ITALIAN WINE FOUND TO BE TOXIC

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THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED THAT A BRAND OF ITALIAN WINE HAS BEEN FOUND TO CONTAIN DIETHYLENE GLYCOL.

THE NAME OF THE WINE IS VENDEMMIA CORTESE DI GAVI 3ERRETTA GIORGIO 1984.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THIS WAS THE FIRST BRAND OF ITALIAN WINE IDENTIFIED AS CONTAINING THE TOXIC CHEMICAL. INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING TO ESTABLISH HOW MANY BOTTLES OF THIS WINE HAVE BEEN IMPORTED INTO HONG KONG.

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CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND ON REPULSE BAY BEACH

* * * *

CONSTRUCTION WORK ON A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AND A REST GARDEN ON REPULSE BAY BEACH WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN APRIL NEXT YEAR IN TIME FOR THE NEXT SWIMMING SEASON.

THE PLAYGROUND AND THE REST GARDEN WILL BE BUILT ON THE SITE OF THE FORMER BARBECUE AREA MEASURING ABOUT 1 400

. ' hRE METRES AT THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE BEACH, ACCORDING TO A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL.

THERE WILL BE FIVE PIECES OF PLAY EQUIPMENT INCLUDING Si. IDES, SWINGS AND CLIMBING POLES, AS WELL AS SAFETY MATTING ■ * THE CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA. THE REST GARDEN WILL HAVE .EATS, PAVILIONS AND PLANTERS.

♦THE COUNCIL DECIDES TO UNDERTAKE THE CONSTRUCTION WORK DURING THE NON-SWIMMING SEASON, THAT IS. BETWEEN OCTOBER AND >RIL, SO AS TO CAUSE THE LEAST INCONVENIENCE TO EEACH-GOERS,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

+THE $2.6 MILLION PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED IN SUCH A WAY THAT ALL EXCEPT ONE OF THE EXISTING MATURE TREES AND SHRUBS AT THE SITE WILL BE PRESERVED.

+THE PRESERVATION OF THE GREENERY IS MEANT TO BE IN HARMONY WITH THE SURROUNDING ENVIRONMENT ON THE BEACH AND INTEGRATED WITH THE BEACH’S FUTURE LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT. THE ONLY TREE TO BE TORN DOWN HAS NO RETENTION VALUE BECAUSE IT WAS BADLY DAMAGED BY TYPHOON ELLEN.*

SOME 55 PITS AT THE FORMER BARBECUE AREA WERE DEMOLISHED IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR FOLLOWING WIDESPREAD COMPLAINTS THAT THE SITE WAS A MAJOR SOURCE OF NOISE AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION. THE SITE HAS SINCE BEEN DEVELOPED INTO A TEMPORARY REST GARDEN.

THURSDAY. AUGUST 29, 193r

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YOUTH ATHLETES COMPLETE TRAINING

* * *

SOME 500 PARTICIPANTS OP THE SUMMER YOUTH ATHLETICS TRAINING COURSE 1935 (HONG KONG) WILL TAKE PART IN A GRADUATION ATHLETIC MEET AT THE WAN CHAI SPORTS GROUND ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 31).

THE TRAINING COURSE WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE SOUTH CHINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. IT HAS PROVED TO BE A VERY POPULAR PROJECT AMONG YOUNGSTERS SINCE IT WAS FIRST STARTED IN 1977.

APART FROM PROVIDING A COMPREHENSIVE ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR PARTICIPANTS, THE COURSE ALSO ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO MAKE GOOD USE 0- SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAY, SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL.

THE GRADUATION ATHLETIC MEET WILL START AT 11.45 A.M. ON THAT DATE AND URBAN COUNCILLOR MR JOSEPH CHAN WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO THE WINNERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS: YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A

REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE EVENT.

GRANTS FOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES APPROVED

* * X *

THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT HAS RECOMMENDED GRANTS OF 31.9 MILLION DONATED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB BE USED TO SET UP OR IMPROVE PERMANENT FACILITIES FOR YOUTH RECREATION.

SINCE 1980, THE JOCKEY CLUB HAD CONTRIBUTED A TOTAL 0- 33.6 MILLION TO ASSIST 31 YOUTH PROJECTS AND THIS YEAR’S DONATION HAD BEEN ALLOCATED TO THREE LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

CARITAS RECEIVED 3750 000 FOR THE RENOVATION OF BUILDINGS AT ITS SIU TONG CAMP IN SAI KUNG. THE IMPROVED FACILITIES AT THE CAMP WILL ATTRACT MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENJOY VARIOUS LAND AND WATER SPORTS.

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THQHSDAY, ...CTuCP . , I.

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A SUV OF '6BQ 000 HAD GONE TO THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION 9F HO ,3 KONG FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A THREE-STOREY YOUTH HOSTEL AT ITS TAI TAV CAMPSITE WHICH IS POPULAR WITH SCOUTS AMD OTHER YOUTH ORGANISATIONS.

THE HONG KONG GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION ALSO OBTAINED ?500 000 FOR CONVERTING A FORMER VILLAGE SCHOOL AT SAM SHING HUI I' T'JEN MUN INTO A HOLIDAY CAMP, TO PROVIDE ANOTHER MUCH-NEEDED VENUE FOR YOUTH ACTIVITIES IN THE NEW TOWN.

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KWUN TONG 3ACKLANE CLEARED

******

WORK BEGAN TODAY (THURSDAY) TO DEMOLISH 58 ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN A CLEARANCE OPERATION IN KWUN TONG.

LOCATED IN THE BACKLANE OF YEE ON STREET, MORE THAN HALF OF THE STRUCTURES WERE USED FOR COMMERCIAL OR STORAGE PURPOSES.

TWENTY-TWO PEOPLE FROM 10 FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE CLEARANCE WERE RE-HOUSED IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS, WHILE 15 OPERATORS WERE GRANTED EX-GRAT1A ALLOWANCE FOR THEIR COMMERCIAL UNDERTAKINGS.

THE OPERATION WILL TAKE ANOTHER THREE WORKING DAYS TO COMPLETE.

TODAY’S CLEARANCE WAS PART OF A LARGESCALE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME, ENTITLED +OPERATION FAR FLING+ INITIATED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IN DECEMBER 1983 WITH THE ’SUPPORT OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD.

SO FAR ABOUT 300 ILLEGAL BACKLANE STRUCTURES HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED UNDER THE OPERATION, LEAVING SOME 900 STRUCTURES TO BE CLEARED.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 198^

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NEW PREMISES FOR SWD TUEN MUN OFFICES

K * *

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS VARIOUS UNITS HAVE MOVED TO NEW PREMISES ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

THE UNITS ARE THE REHABILITATION AND ELDERLY OFFICE, THE SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNIT AND THE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICE.

THE DISTRICT’S FAMILY SERVICES CENTRE WILL ALSO BE MOVING TO THE SAME ADDRESS ON SEPTEMBER 6.

THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE VARIOUS UNITS ARE:

TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE 0-4513115

REHABILITATION AND ELDERLY 0-4513128

OFF ICE

TUEN MUN FAMILY SERVICES 0-4513124

CENTRE

TUEN MUN SOCIAL SECURITY 0-4513118

FIELD UNIT

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICE 0-4513133

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TRAFFIC PLAN SET FOR FOOTBALL SEASON

* * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE HAPPY VALLEY AREA FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) WHENEVER THERE IS A FOOTBALL MATCH AT HONG KONG STADIUM.

TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF EACH MATCH THE FOLLOWING MEASURES, WHICH WILL LAST THROUGHOUT THE FOOTBALL SEASON, WILL COME INTO EFFECT:

* CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN HOI PING ROAD AND STADIUM PATH WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

M CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD AND COTTON PATH WILL BE RESTRICTED TO VEHICLES REQUIRING LOCAL ACCESS.

/* iXSTEHN HOSPITAL ........

THURSDAY, august 29

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* EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND TUNG LO WAN ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE WAY NORTHBOUND, BUT VEHICLE: WILL STILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE CAR PARK OF ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL FROM TUNG LO WAN ROAD.

* L’NK ROAD BETWEEN CAROLINE HILL ROAD AND HAPPY VIEW TERRA WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY UPHILL. VEHICLES LEAVING THE UPPER SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD, HAPPY VIEW TERRACE AND LEIGHTON HILL SHOULD PROCEED VIA BROADWOOD ROAD TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

K WESTBOUND TRAFFIC ON HYSAN AVENUE WILL HAVE TO TURN LEFT INTO LEIGHTON ROAD EASTBOUND.

* SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC ON SUN WUI ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO LEIGHTON ROAD WESTBOUND.

* CMB ROUTE 17 ON JOURNEY TO SO KON PO WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE TUNG LO WAN ROAD, MORETON TERRACE, CAUSEWAY ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD.

* GREEN MINIBUSES ON ROUTES 5 AND 14M BOUND FOR CAUSEWAY BAY WILL HAVE TO PROCEED VIA WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD.

* GREEN MINIBUSES ON ROUTE 30 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD TO MORRISON HILL ROAD, AND ITS SHORT-WORKING SERVICE BETWEEN CAUSEWAY BAY AND HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD, MORRISON HILL ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD TO HOI PING ROAD.

FIFTEEN MINUTES BEFORE THE END OF THE MATCH, CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND HOI PING ROAD WILL BECOME ONEWAY NORTHBOUND.

CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN LEIGHTON ROAD AND COTTON PATH WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. LINK ROAD WILL ALSO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR ACCESS TO OR FROM PREMISES AT LINK ROAD VIA BROADWOOD ROAD.

MATHESON STREET, RUSSELL STREET, SHARP STREET EAST AND THE SECTION OF LEIGHTON ROAD SOUTH OF IRVING STREET WILL BE PROHIBITED TO LEARNER DRIVERS BETWEEN 2 PM AND 4.30 PM DURING DAY MATCHES, AND BETWEEN 7.30 PM AND 8.30 PM IN THE CASE OF NIGHT MATCHES.

PARKING SPACES ON SUN WUI ROAD, STADIUM PATH AND THE UNNAMED ROAD AROUND THE STADIUM WILL BE SUSPENDED ABOUT FOUR HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH.

THE SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS, UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, WILL LAST UNTIL CROWDS HAVE DISPERSED AFTER THE MATCH.

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01 KWAN ROAD TEMPORARILY REROUTED

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01 KWAN ROAD IN WAN CHAI WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE BETWEEN 6 PM AND 11 PM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 31) TO ALLOW A BEAUTY PAGEANT TO BE HELD AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

DURING THE PERIOD, METERED PARKING SPACES ON 01 KWAN ROAD OUTSIDE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

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SHATIN PASS ROAD SECTION CLOSED

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A SECTION OF SHATIN PASS ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD TO A POINT 100 METRES NORTH OF THE JUNCTION HAS BEEN CLOSED TO TRAFFIC TO FACILITATE EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR WORKS.

THE SECTION OF SHATIN PASS ROAD, BETWEEN THE CLOSED PART AND FEI NGO SHAN ROAD, HAS BEEN REROUTED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO USE FEI NGO SHAN ROAD TO APPROACH THE REROUTED SECTION.

THE ABOVE TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENT IS EXPECTED TO LAST FOR ABOUT FIVE DAYS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST JO, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CHANGES MADE TO POLLING HOURS................................. 1

GUIDELINE SET FOR ASBESTOS WASTE DISPOSAL .................... 2

ANTI-PROTECTIONISM PROPOSALS DISCUSSED ....................... 4

SALES CONDITIONS SET FOR SIX GOVERNMENT LOTS ................. 4

'PLEA BY POST' TRIAL SYSTEM DEFERRED ......................... 5

SEMINAR ON REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT ......................... 6

IMPROVED ACCESS TO CHUNG KING MANSION ........................ 6

SAFETY RULES FOR DANGEROUS GOODS CARRIAGE BY AIR ............. 7

DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN AMENDED............................. 8

BOARD MEMBERS LOOK AT MEDICAL FACILITIES ..................... 8

REFUGEE CLOSED CENTRE EXTENDED ............................... 9

LABOUR DEPARTMENT MOVING TO HARBOUR BUILDING ................. 10

MEN TOLD TO GET NEW IDENTITY CARDS ...... .................... 12

MONG KOK DB MEMBERS TOUR YOUTH CENTRE ........................ 13

NUMBER OF LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS EXPANDS ............... 13

HANDICAPPED, ABLE-BODIED JOIN HANDS TO BOWL .................. 14

TENDERS INVITED FOR FIBREGLASS REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS ...... 15

AIRPORT RESTAURANT CONTRACT AWARDED........................... 16

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1985

1

CHANGES MADE TO POLLING HOURS * * *

FORMAL NOTICE OF NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTIONS IS PUBLISHED IN TODAY’S (FRIDAY’S) GAZETTc EXTRAORDINARY.

THERE WERE ORIGINALLY 65 NOMINATIONS BUT, AFTER DISCOUNTING ONE WITHDRAWAL, 64 CANDIDATES REMAIN STANDING. OF THESE, SIX ARE DECLARED TO BE ELECTED IN UNCONTESTED ELECTIONS, LEAVING FOR A TOTAL OF 18 ELECTED SEATS.

58 CANDIDATES TO COMPETE

THE FOLLOWING TABLE SHOWS THE CONSTITUENCIES WHERE

ELECTIONS ARE TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26 HOURS OF POLL

NO. OF ELECTED CONSTITUENCY SEATS NO. OF CANDIDATES NO. OF POLLING STATIONS

A. ELECTORAL

COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY

URBAN COUNCIL 1 2 1 3 PM - 3.30 PM FOR THE FIRST POLL

HONG KONG ISLAND 1 6 1 )

(EAST)

HONG KONG ISLAND (WEST) 1 3 1 ) i 10 AM - 1 .30 AM i FOR THE FIRST POLL. 1 IF IT SHOULD BE

KWUN TONG 1 3 1 ) 1 NECESSARY FOR ANY 1 SUBSEQU-NT POLLS TO

WONG TAI SIN 1 2 1 ) 1 BE TAKEN, THESE 1 WILL BE OF LIKE

KOWLOON CITY 1 3 1 1 DURATION AND 1 COMMENCE 45 MINUTES

SHAM SHUI PO 1 2 1 1 AFTER THE 1 DECLARATION OF

SOUTH KOWLOON 1 4 1 I THE RESULTS OF ) THE IMMEDIATE

NEW TERRITORIES (EAST) 1 5 1 I ) PRECEDING ) POLL. )

NEW TERRITORIES (WEST) 1 5 i ;

NEW TERRITORIES (SOUTH) 1 3 i ; ) )

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B. FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY

COMMERCIAL 1 1 2 2

INDUSTRIAL II 1 2 2

SOCIAL SERVICES 1 3 1

MEDICAL 1 2 4

TEACHING 1 5 21

LEGAL 1 3 1

ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLANNING 1 3 2

18 S 3K 58 = = 44 z =

) 9 AM - 7 PM

)

) 9 AM - 9 PM

THE HOURS OF THE POLL FOR THE LEGAL FUNCTIONAL CO . '

AND THE ENGINEERING, ARCH ITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PLA.

FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCY HAVE BEEN EXTENDED BY TWO HOURS 9 PM TO ALLOW MORE TIME FOR VOTING BY MEMBERS OF THE PROF

THE ELECTION IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTORAL COL' . CONSTITUENCY WILL NOW COMMENCE AT 3 PM TO ENABLE VOT: NG E. NUMBER OF URBAN COUNCILLORS WHO SEEK ELECTION IN DI ST' ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONST ITUENCIES IN THE MORNING.

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GUIDELINE SET FOR ASBESTOS WASTE DISPOSAL * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ISSUED A CODE OF PRACTICE ON THE HANDLING. TRANSPORT AND DISPOSAL OF ASBESTOS WASTES TO SAFEGUARD THE HE Al OF THOSE WHO HANDLE THEM AND TO PREVENT POSSIBLE RISKS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS A RESULT OF UNSCRUPULOUS DISPOSAL.

THE CODE, PREPARED IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE, IS PUBLIS THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE IN CONSULTATION WITH ' ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE, A GOVERNME SAID TODAY.

IT IS THE FIRST CODE PUBLISHED UNDER THE WASTE D! CRDINANCE, WHICH ALLOWS THE SECRETARY IN CONSULTATION TO PREPARE AND REVISE CODES OF PRACTICE GIVING GUIDANCE ' DIRECTIONS ON THE DISPOSAL OF WASTE, HE SAID.

/THE SPOKESMAN ...

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1985

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THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT ASBESTOS IS A MATERIAL THAT HAD BEEN USED FOR MANY YEARS IN THE CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE INDUSTRIES.

ITS WIDESPREAD USE IS DUE TO A COMBINATION OF PROPERTIES, PARTICULARLY CHEMICAL INERTNESS, HEAT RESISTANCE AND MECHANICAL STRENGTH- AND EXAMPLES ARE ASBESTOS CEMENT PRODUCTS, ASBESTOS LAGGING, ACOUSTIC INSULATION, BRAKE AND CLUTCH LININGS, FIREPROOF CLOTHING, JOINTINGS AND GASKETS.

♦DESPITE ITS USEFUL APPLICATIONS, ASBESTOS IS A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL AND INHALATION OF ASBESTOS FIBRES CAN CAUSE ASBESTOSIS WHICH IS A DISEASE OF PROGRESSIVE FIBROSIS OF THE LUNGS WITH INCREASING RESPIRATORY DISABILITY.

♦ASBESTOS WASTE IS AS HAZARDOUS AS ANY OTHER MATERIAL CONTAINING ASBESTOS AND IF HANDLED CARELESSLY CAN ENDANGER WORKERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC,+ HE SAID.

THE CODE SETS OUT GUIDANCE FOR CLASSIFYING THREE DIFFERENT KINDS OF ASBESTOS WASTES ACCORDING TO THEIR HAZARDOUS PROPERTIES AND PHYSICAL NATURE. SPECIFIC ADVICE IS GIVEN ON THE PROPER METHODS OF PACKAGING, LABELLING AND TRANSPORTATION OF THE WASTE, AS WELL AS ON THE PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW TO DELIVER IT TO THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR DISPOSAL.

HEAVY DUTY POLYTHENE SACKS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR PACKING WASTE WHICH CONTAINS LOOSE ASBESTOS FIBRES ONCE IT IS PRODUCED AND THE SACKS HAVE TO BE MARKED WITH +DANGER ASBESTOS WASTE+.

BEFORE DISPOSING OF THE WASTE, WASTE PRODUCERS HAVE TO APPLY TO THE ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR A PERMIT, AND ONLY CERTAIN AREAS OF THE CONTROLLED TIPS ARE USED FOR +BURIAL+ OF THE WASTE TO AVOID POSSIBLE EXCAVATION IN THE FUTURE.

OTHER ADVICE ON ASBESTOS IS ALSO AVAILABLE. A SEPARATE CODE OF PRACTICE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF WORKERS HANDLING ASBESTOS.

THE MARINE DEPARTMENT HAS ALSO ISSUED A NOTICE TO SHIPOWNERS, SHIPBUILDERS, SHIP REPAIRERS AND SHIPBREAKERS, PROVIDING ADVICE ON THE HEALTH HAZARDS OF ASBESTOS AND THE PRECAUTIONS NEEDED TO BE TAKEN DURING DEMOLITION OR REPAIR WORK ABOARD SHIPS AND FLOATING STRUCTURES.

COPIES OF THE CODE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND MARINE DEPARTMENT.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1985

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ANTI-PROTECTIONISM PROPOSALS DISCUSSED

* * * *

SPECIFIC PROPOSALS TO STEP UP HONG KONG’S FIGHT AGAINST PROTECTIONISM IN THE UNITED STATES WERE DISCUSSED AT A MEETING CF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE COMMITTEE, CHAIRED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, HAD ALREADY MET TWICE AND TODAY IT MET AGAIN WITH CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL AND LEADING TEXTILE INDUSTRIALISTS.

♦THE NEED TO VIGOROUSLY OPPOSE PROTECTIONISM IN GENERAL, AND THE JENKINS BILL IN PARTICULAR, IS BEING TREATED AS THE UTMOST PRIORITY,* MR MACLEOD SAID AFTER THE MEETING AT THE TRADE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS.

*THE STANDING COMMITTEE IS CONSIDERING VARIOUS IDEAS ON HOW WE CAN FURTHER INTENSIFY HONG KONG’S EFFORTS IN THE UNITED STATES. I HOPE WE SHALL BE ABLE TO ANNOUNCE ONE OR TWO MOVES NEXT WEEK,* HE SAID.

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SALES CONDITIONS SET FOR SIX GOVERNMENT LOTS

M * * #

SIX LOTS OF GOVERNMENT LAND ARE TO BE OFFERED FOR SALE BY THE LANDS DEPARTMENT AT AN AUCTION IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE ON SEPTEMBER 24, STARTING AT 2.30 PM.

ONE OF THE LOTS, FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL USE, IS AT SHEK 0. THE DEVELOPER IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE NOT LESS THAN 110 SQUARE RETRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE 91.5-SQUARE-METRE SITE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1988.

THE NEXT LOT AT KUT SHING STREET IN CHAI WAN, MEASURING 6 733 SQUARE METRES AND ANOTHER OF 1 496 SQUARE METRES AT WANG HOI ROAD IN KOWLOON BAY ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL AND/OR GODOWN PURPOSES.

UNDER THE SALES CONDITIONS, THE DEVELOPERS WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 3 837 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE CHAI WAN SITE, AND 10 000 SQUARE METRES ON THE KOWLOON BAY SITE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1989.

THE FOURTH LOT AT POPLAR STREET, TAI KOK TSUI, MEASURES 115.3 SQUARE METRES AND THE DEVELOPER IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE NOT LESS THAN 275 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON IT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1988.

THE NEXT LOT OF 83.4 SQUARE METRES IS AT TAI NAN STREET, SHAM SHU I PO AND THE DEVELOPER WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE NOT LESS THAN 190 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON IT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1988.

/ON BOTH ....

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ON BOTH THESE LOTS. THE LOWEST THREE LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENTS ARE FOR NON-INDUSTRI AL (BUT EXCLUDING HOTEL AND GODOWN) PURPOSES, WITH THE REMAINING LEVELS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL USE.

THE FINAL LOT IS A NON-1NDUSTRI AL (EXCLUDING GODOWN) SITE AT TUEN MUN TOWN CENTRE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ACCORDING TO THE SALES CONDITIONS, THE DEVELOPER WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE NOT LESS THAN 18 800 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE 3 552-SQUARE-METRE SITE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1989.

A LANDS DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE NEW LEASE TERM FOR THE SIX LOTS AND ALL FUTURE LOTS, WOULD EXPIRE ON JUNE 30, 2047, AS STIPULATED IN ANNEX III +LAND LEASES+ OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG.

UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF THE NEW LEASES, A FIXED ANNUAL RENTAL WILL BE REQUIRED UNTIL JUNE 30, 1997 AND THEREAFTER, AN ANNUAL AMOUNT EQUIVALENT TO THREE PER CENT OF THE RATEABLE VALUE AT THAT TIME, HE SAID.

FULL PARTICULARS AND SALES CONDITIONS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM, AND PLANS INSPECTED AT, THE LANDS DEPARTMENT, SURVEY DIVISION, MURRAY BUILDING, FIFTH 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 AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICES OF TAI PO, SHA TIN, TUEN MUN, YUEN LONG, TSUEN WAN, NORTH, SAI KUNG AND ISLANDS.

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’PLEA BY POST’ TRIAL SYSTEM DEFERRED

* * * *

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW PROCEDURE TO DEAL WITH MINOR OFFENCES WHICH ALLOWS DEFENDANTS TO PLEAD GUILTY BY LETTER HAS BEEN DEFERRED FOR ONE MONTH.

THE SIX-MONTH TRIAL PERIOD, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 1 FOR CASES FROM CENTRAL AND CHEUNG SHA WAN POLICE DIVISIONS, WILL NOW START ON OCTOBER 1 DUE TO UNFORESEEN ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS.

UNDER THE MAGISTRATES (AMENDMENT) ORDINANCE PASSED IN MAY 1984, A DEFENDANT WILL NOT GENERALLY BE ISSUED A SUMMONS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE FOR A MINOR OFFENCE.

INSTEAD A NOTICE OF PROSECUTION WILL BE ISSUED AND SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE ABSENCE OF THE COMPLAINANT AND DEFENDANT UNLESS THE DEFENDANT WISHES TO DENY THE CHARGE OR REQUESTS A HEARING.

MINOR OFFENCES ARE THOSE WHERE THE MAXIMUM PENALTY IS A FINE CF $10 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR SIX MONTHS, WHETHER OR NOT THERE MAY BE ANY ADDITIONAL COURT ORDER RELATING TO COMPENSATION OR LICENCE DISQUALIFICATION.

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SEMINAR ON REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT

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T^E YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ORGANISE A SEMINAR ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT.

THE TWO-HOUR SEMINAR WILL START AT 3 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) IN THE LUT SAU HALL AND WILL INCLUDE TALKS ON THE SUBJECT AND A QUESTION SESSION FOR PARTICIPANTS TO DISCUSS THE ISSUE WITH THE SPEAKERS.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MISS MARIA TAM? A PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR C.M. LEUNG -'-.ND A LECTURER ON POLITICS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION OF THE CHINESE J' IVERSITY, DR LI NAM-HUNG.

^EMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR, WHICH IS CO-ORGANISED BY THE YUEN LONG JAYCEES.

EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR ON THE FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT TO BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT LUT SAU HALL, TAI YUK ROAD, YUEN LONG.

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IMPROVED ACCESS TO CHUNG KING MANSION * * * *

ACTING SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR BARRIE WIGGHAM, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT ACCESS TO CHUNG KING MANSION IN TSIM SHA TSUI HAD IMPROVED TREMENDOUSLY FOLLOWING A MAJOR CLEARANCE OPERATION LAST WEEK IN THE REAR LANES.

♦HAVING SEEN THE LANES BEFORE THE CLEARANCE, THE DIFFERENCE IS THERE FOR ALL TO SEE,* MR WIGGHAM SAID.

+TODAY THERE IS MUCH MORE ROOM FOR PEOPLE ACCESS IN AND OUT CF THE BUILDING, AND THE ENVIRONMENT IS CERTAINLY MORE PLEASANT,* HE ADDED.

MR WIGGHAM POINTED OUT THAT THE SUCCESS OF THE CLEARANCE OPERATION RESULTED FROM GOOD TEAMWORK OF NOT ONLY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, BUT CLOSE CO-OPERATION WITH THE BUILDING’S OWNERS

CORPORATION.

/♦THIS IS .......

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+ THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH CLOSE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN OWNERS THEMSELVES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY AND LIVING ENVIRONMENT OF RESIDENTS,+ HE SAID.

MORE THAN 17 TONS OF RUBBISH AND 28 TRUCKLOADS OF JUNK *ERE REMOVED AFTER LAST WEEK’S CLEARANCE OF 42 ILLEGAL STRUCTURES, WHICH POSED FIRE HAZARD AND SANITATION PROBLEMS.

THE STRUCTURES COMPRISED SIX UNLICENSED SHOPS, FOUR UNLICENSED FOOD PREMISES, FOUR ILLEGAL SHOP EXTENSIONS, 12 STORAGE STRUCTURES, TWO ABANDONED COOLING TOWERS AND TwO STRUCTURES USED FOR DOMESTIC PURPOSES.

WORK WILL START SOON TO RE-PAVE THE REAR LANES TO PROVIDE BETTER ACCESS TO THE BUILDING.

THE OPERATION WAS INITIATED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT AND TO PROVIDE SAFER ACCESS TO THE BUILDING.

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SAFETY RULES FOR DANGEROUS GOODS CARRIAGE BY AIR * * * * *

PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPL IANCE WITH SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS LAID DOWN FOR THE CARRIAGE OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY AIR HAVE BEEN PUBLISHEI IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

♦THESE PENALTIES ARE SET OUT UNDER THE DANGEROUS GOODS (CONS.GNMENT BY AIR) (SAFETY) REGULATIONS 1985 AND PROVIDE FOR A MAXIMUM FINE OF $250 000 AND TWO YEARS’ IMPRISONMEJT ON CONVICTION ON INDICTMENT, OR $50 000 AND ONE YEAR’S IMPRISONMENT ON SUMMARY CONVICTION. THE PENALTIES ARE LAID DOWN FOR BREACHES OF INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDED PRACTICES RELATING TO THE PACKAGING, MARKING AND LABELLING OF DANGEROUS GOODS FOR CARRIAGE BY AIR, AS APPLIED BY THE LEGISLATION.*

™E REGULATIONS WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 9 EXCEPT 'nn^TUAATI^N WH,GH WILL BE OPERATIVE IN A YEAR’S TIMe”tO kcSheI™StoWSe pr§perl?Ltr"n“? IN da"GEROUS goods transport -ruccAnr2VF^MENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT IN ADDITION TO LHnr*™E^LTIES F0R BREACHES of SAFETY REQUIREMENTS, HONG KONG ALREADY HAD SEPARATE LEGISLATION TO DEAL WITH THOSE WHO INTENTIONALLY PLACED ANY SUBSTANCE ON AN AIRCRAFT WHICH COULD SAFETY IN FLIGHT, THE PENALTY FOR WHICH WAS LIFE I Mr KISUNMtNT.

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DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN AMENDED * * * *

THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) SIX AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT WONG NAI CHUNG OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD EXPLAINED THAT THE AMENDMENTS ■ERE NECESSARY TO GIVE AN ACCURATE ANNOTATION TO THE LAND USE OF A NUMBER OF SPORTS AND RECREATION GROUNDS I THE RACE COURSE AND ITS STABLES.

HE SAID IT WAS CONSIDERED MORE APPROPRIATE TO INDICATE THE LAND USE ON THE PLAN INSTEAD OF THE NAMES OF THE SPORTS CLUBS.

ANOTHER CHANGE INVOLVED AN AREA ZONED +OPEN SPACE+ TO THE SOUTH OF STUBBS ROAD. THIS AREA HAD BEEN INCLUDED IN THE 'ID-LEVELS EAST OUTLINE ZONING PLAN WHICH WAS GAZETTED ON AUGUST 9 UNDER THE TOWN PLANNING ORDINANCE.

THE AMENDED PLAN MAY BE INSPECTED AT THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, 201 HENNESSY ROAD, GROUND FLOOR, HONG KONG; PUBLIC ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 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 MAY SUBMIT HIS OBJECTION IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF TOWN PLANNING BOARD, C/0 LANDS DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG BY SEPTEMBER 19.

COPIES OF THE AMENDMENT PLAN ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SURVEY DIVISION, LANDS DEPARTMENT, FIFTH FLOOR, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, OR THE KOWLOON MAP SALES OFFICE AT 382 NATHAN ROAD AT $10 FOR UNCOLOURED COPY AND $60 FOR COLOURED ONE.

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BOARD MEMBERS LOOK AT MEDICAL FACILITIES *****

KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON VISITED VARIOUS MEDICAL INSTITUTIONS TO GAIN FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ABOUT NED ICAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG.

ACCOMPANIED BY STAFF OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, THEY FIRST WENT TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL WHERE THEY WERE SHOWN THE LATEST MEDICAL FACILITIES SUCH AS THE CAT SCANNER AND RENAL DIALYSIS FACILITIES.

THEY WERE BRIEFED BY THE COMMUNITY PHYSICIAN (KOWLOON), DR S.S. LAI, ON THE WORK OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

FRIDAY, AUGUST JC, ’9C

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THE PARTY THEN PROCEEDED TO THE YUNG FUNG SHEE MEMORIAL CENi c IN YAU TONG WHERE THEY TOURED A HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE, A GER). DAY CENTRE, A PHYCHIATRIC DAY CENTRE, AND A MATERNAL AND CHILI -L.

CENTRE.

AT THE MEDICAL COMPLEX, WHICH WAS OPENED LAST NOVEMBER, BOARD MEMBERS WERE TOLD THAT A KWUN TONG SPECIALIST CLINIC, BUILT ON TOP CF THE CARPARK OF THE MEMORIAL CENTRE, WOULD BE COMPLETED BY 1987.

TODAY'S VISIT WAS PART OF A PROGRAMME TO PROVIDE DISTRICT BOARD NEMBERS WITH MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE FUNCTIONS OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS. THE OTHER FOUR DEPARTMENTS ARE THE POLICE, THE HOUSING, THE SOCIAL WELFARE AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.

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REFUGEE CLOSED CENTRE EXTENDED

*****

CHI MA WAN PRISON WILL BE CONVERTED FROM A MINIMUM SECURITY PRISON INTO AN EXTENSION OF THE ADJACENT CLOSED CENTRE FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 2), IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY.

THE PRISON WAS OPERATED AS A REFUGEE CLOSED CENTRE BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1982 AND OCTOBER 1983.

TO BE KNOWN AS THE CHI MA WAN CLOSED CENTRE (UPPER), IT IS SITUATED NEAR THE EXISTING CHI MA WAN CLOSED CENTRE WHICH HAS BEEN RE-NAMED AS THE CHI MA WAN CLOSED CENTRE (LOWER), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

IT WAS NECESSARY TO RE-OPEN THE CENTRE TO EASE THE CROWDED CONDITIONS IN THE EXISTING LOWER CENTRE AND PROVIDE MORE SPACE FOR CONDUCTING EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL TRAINING PROGRAMMES WHICH WOULD HELP ENHANCE THE RESETTLEMENT PROSPECTS OF THE REFUGEES.

EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL TRAINING PROGRAMMES ARE PROVIDED BY THE VOLUNTARY AGENCIES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNHCR AND THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

THE UPPER CENTRE CAN ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 700 PERSONS AND IT WILL RECEIVE ITS FIRST REFUGEES FROM MONDAY. INITIALLY, 600 REFUGEES IN FAMILY GROUPS FROM THE LOWER CENTRE WILL BE TRANSFERRE.. THERE.

MEANWHILE, PRISONERS FROM THE FORMER CHI MA WAN PRISON HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO OTHER PRISONS.

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LABOUR DEPARTMENT MOVING TO HARBOUR BUILDING * * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WILL OPERATE FROM ITS NEW HEADQUARTERS IN HARBOUR BUILDING AT 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL NEXT WEEK.

THE NEW OFFICE BRINGS UNDER ONE ROOF THE DEPARTMENT’S CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION IN LEE GARDENS, CAUSEWAY BAY, AND ITS VARIOUS DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS LOCATED IN DIFFERENT PREMISES.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE RETURN OF THE DIVISIONAL bEADS TO THE NEW HEADQUARTERS WOULD ENHANCE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S POLICY FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION.

WHILE THE MOVE WOULD BETTER FACILITATE CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN THE DIRECTORATE AND FRONT-LINE STAFF, IT WOULD ALSO ENABLE QUICKER RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS AND DEMANDS.

THE REMOVAL EXERCISE STARTS ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) AND WILL BE COMPLETED ON SEPTEMBER 9, WITH DIFFERENT DIVISIONS MOVING TO THE NEW PREMISES ON SEPARATE DAYS.

THE VARIOUS DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS TO BE HOUSED IN HARBOUR BUILDING ARE THE LABOUR RELATIONS DIVISION CURRENTLY IN THE UNITED CENTRE? THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE AND ITS INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE AT THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES; THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DIV IS ION ; EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION DIVISION; PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIVISION ? THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS DIVISION CFFICES AT HENNESSY CENTRE AND CAPITOL CENTRE; THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE AT AMOY PLAZA ; STAFF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION >PROSECUTIONS DIVISION ? YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE AND OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT SERVICE AT HENNESSY CENTRE ? MINES DIVISION ; AND THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES DIVISION AT SINCERE INSURANCE BUILDING.

THE NEW ENQUIRIES TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE VARIOUS DIVISIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS (WITH THE EFFECTIVE DATE IN BRACKETS)i

GENERAL ENQUIRIES i 5-8524114 (SEPT. 2)

INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS i 5-8524123 (SEPT. 2)

LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE » 5-8523511 (SEPT. 2)

PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIVISION i 5-8524179 (SEPT. 3) FOR

EXAMINATIONS 5-8524185-7 (SEPT. 3) FOR REGISTRATION 5-8150678 FOR REPORTING ACCIDENTS

/OCCUPATIONAL health .......

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION

WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS DIVISION

ONG KONG ISLAND WEST

HONG KONG ISLAND CENTRAL

HONG KONG ISLAND SOUTH

FACTORY INSPECTORATE

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE

OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

MINES DIVISION

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROSECUTIONS

: 5-8524940 (SEPT. 4)

s 5-8524029 (SEPT. 6)

: 5-8524144 (SEPT. 6) 5-8150789 (HOT LINE)

t 5-8524140 (SEPT. 6)

j 5-8524142 (SEPT. 6)

: 5-7956407 (SEPT. 6)

t 5-8524065 (SEPT. 5) 5-8150678 FOR REPORTING ACCIDENTS

: 5-8523562 (SEPT. 5)

: 5-8523538 (SEPT. 9)

i 5-8523537 (SEPT. 9) 5-8523535 (SEPT. 9)

« 5-8523234 (SEPT. 9) FOR MINES AND QUARRIES 5-8523236 (SEPT. 9) FOR EXPLOSIVES

: 5-8524158 (SEPT. 9)

j 5-8523525 (SEPT. 9)

FDITORSi

THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS, EFFECTIVE FROM SEPTEMBER THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS AREt

2, OF DIVISION

PRINCIPAL INFORMATION OFFICER

SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER (GENERAL)

SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER (INDUSTRIAL SAFETY)

PUBLICITY LIAISON OFFICER

INFORMATION OFFICER (INDUSTRIAL SAFETY)

ASSISTANT INFORMATION OFFICER (GENERAL)

MR WILLIAM LAM

MR THOMAS WONG

MRS MONICA CHAN

MR LEE CHUN-KEUNG

MR MICHAEL PUN

5-8524124

5-8524127

5-8524126

5-8524125

5-412641

MISS PRISCILLA LAM 5-8524122

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MEN TOLD TO GET * *

NEw IDENTITY CARDS * * *

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT MEN BORN BETWEEN 1^24 AND 1928 WILL BE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEw I.D. CARDS FROM SEPTEMBER 9 TO OCTOBER 12.

DURING THE FIVE-WEEK PERIOD, APPLICANTS CAN BRING ALONG THEIR CLD CARDS AND CALL AT ANY OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES BETWEEN 8 AM AND 9.30 PM, MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS.

THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE LOCATED AT;

HONG KONG BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI.

EAST KOWLOON AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

TSUEN WAN EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET.

SHA TIN 8 SHATIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG POK STREET.

YUEN LONG 8 HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD.

TUEN MUN 8 CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN.

SHEUNG SHUI 8 TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT MAIL-IN APPOINTMENT FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND IMMIGRATION OFFICES.

♦APPLICANTS CAN ALSO CALL THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ON 3-7333111 FOR SUCH FORMS TO BE MAILED TO THEM,+ HE SAID.

♦COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE ISSUE OFFICE OF ONE’S CHOICE AT LEAST 10 DAYS BEFORE THE END OF THE PHASE,♦ HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED APPLICANTS TO ASCERTAIN THEIR YEARS OF BIRTH BEFORE VISITING AN ISSUE OFFICE.

♦IF IN DOUBT, THEY ARE ADVISED TO BRING ALONG THEIR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS SUCH AS PASSPORTS OR CERTIFICATES OF IDENTITY,+ HE SAID.

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MONG KOK DB MEMBERS TOUR YOUTH CENTRE *****

MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED THE TAI KOK TSUI YOUTH CENTRE TO GAIN FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF YOUTH SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT.

MEMBERS INSPECTED VARIOUS FACILITIES PROVIDED IN THE CENTRE INCLUDING AN ASSEMBLY HALL, GAMES ROOMS, A STUDY ROOM AND A LIBRARY.

THEY ALSO SAW YOUNG PEOPLE TAKING PART IN VOLUNTARY WORKING GROUPS AND INTEREST CLASSES SUCH AS COOKERY, KARATE, AND AEROBIC DANCING.

MEMBERS WERE TOLD BY THE CENTRE’S STAFF THAT THE YOUTH COUNSELLING SERVICES, FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND RESEARCH PROJECTS WERE AMONG THE MORE POPULAR SERVICES PROVIDED IN THE CENTRE.

THEY ALSO LEARNED THAT SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTRE WERE ALWAYS IN HIGH DEMAND BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE OF SUCH FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE VISITORS PRAISED THE CENTRE FOR ITS CO-OPERATION WITH THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION AND YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

THE CENTRE CURRENTLY HAS A TOTAL OF 600 MEMBERS TAKING PART IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES PROVIDED BY THE CENTRE.

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NUMBER OF LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS EXPANDS ******

THE NUMBER OF LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING IN THE URBAN AREAS SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE THIS YEAR.

AS AT THE END OF LAST MONTH, THE URBAN COUNCIL HAD ISSUED A TOTAL OF 3 094 GENERAL RESTAURANT LICENCES -- AN INCREASE OF 138 OVER THE FIGURES FOR THE SAME MONTH LAST YEAR.

LIGHT REFRESHMENT RESTAURANT LICENCES ALSO WENT UP FROM 810 LAST YEAR TO 853 THIS YEAR.

OTHER FOOD BUSINESSES REGISTERED AN INCREASE IN NUMBER THIS YEAR, WITH LAST YEAR’S FIGURES IN BRACKETS, INCLUDE: FRESH PROVISION SHOP - 1 662 (1 563), FOOD FACTORIES - 763 (719), FACTORY CANTEENS - 177 (164), BAKERIES - 564 (532), AND FROZEN CONFECTION FACTORIES - 109 (76).

/HOWEVER, THERE .......

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HOWEVER, THERE WAS A DECREASE OF SIX SIU ME I AND LO MEI SHOPS THIS YEAR - FROM 320 TO 314.

APART FROM THE CATEGORIES LISTED ABOVE, PERMITS ARE

•’E'HIRED FROM THE URBAN COUNCIL FOR THE SALE OF RESTRICTED FOODS SUCH AS MILK, ICE CREAM, CUT ^RUIT, NON-BOTTLED " NKS, CHINESE HERB TEA AND FOOD SOLD IN COIN-OPERATED

’ "ATIC VENDING MACHINES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL SAID THAT ALL FOOD BUSINESSES MUST BE RUN UNDER AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUISITE LICENCE OR PERMIT FROM THE COUNCIL.

+A LICENCE OR PERMIT IS ISSUED ONLY AFTER THE PREMISES HAVE CONFORMED TO THE PRESCRIBED HYGIENE STANDARDS LAID DOWN IN THE VARIOUS BY-LAWS MADE UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND iRBAN SERVICES ORDINANCE AND TO THE APPROVED LICENSING POLICY OF THE COUNCIL,+ HE SAID.

+FOOD PREMISES ARE ALSO REGULARLY INSPECTED BY HEALTH STAFF TO SEE THAT LICENSING CONDITIONS AND THE HEALTH LAWS ARE OBSERVED AND THE HYGIENE STANDARDS MAINTAINED.

+A CONTRAVENTION OF LAW MAY LEAD TO SUMMONS ACTION, WHILE AN UNRECTIFIED CONTRAVENTION AGAINST A LICENSING CONDITION MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION OF THE LICENCE OR PERMIT.*

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HANDICAPPED, ABLE-BODIED JOIN HANDS TO BOWL

SOME 250 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE PHAE BOWLING TOURNAMENT 1985 TO BE HELD AT THE SOUTH CHINA AHTLETIC ASSOCIATION BOWLING CENTRE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) AFTERNOON.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HONG KONG PHAB ASSOCIATION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL POINTED OUT THAT THIS ANNUAL EVENT FIRST STARTED IN 1974 AND HAS PROVED POPULAR IN PROMOTING THE INTEGRATION OF THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND THE ABLE-BODIED THROUGH SPORTS.

+IN SUPPORTING THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR, THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND ABLE-BODIED OVER 14 YEARS OF AGE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

/+PARTICIPANTS

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•►PARTICIPANTS WILL BE COMPETING IN THREE EVENTS: MEN’S DOUBLES, LADIES’ DOUBLES, AND TEAMS OF FIVE EACH COMPRISING TWO HANDICAPPED AND THREE ABLE-BODIES.+

URBAN COUNCILLOR MRS MARGARET LI, WHO IS ALSO THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES SUB-COMMITTEE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER AND/OR PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE EVENT WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE SOUTH CHINA ATHLETIC

3SOCIATION BOWLING CENTRE AT 12 NOON ON SUNDAY. THE PRIZE ASSENTATION BY MRS MARGARET LI IS EXPECTED TO TAKE PLACE AT

ABOUT 4.30 P.M.

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TENDERS INVITED

FOR FIBREGLASS REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS

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THE URBAN COUNCIL IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF 27 FIBREGLASS REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS IN THE URBAN AREA.

THESE REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS WILL BE INSTALLED IN THE SOUTHERN, CENTRAL, EASTERN, KWUN TONG AND WONG TAI SIN DISTRICTS. SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION.

TENDER FORMS AND FURTHER PARTICULARS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE URBAN COUNCIL SUPPLIES OFFICE, TENDER SERVICING UNIT, SIXTH FLOOR, CLUB LUSITANO BUILDING, 16 ICE HOUSE STREET, CENTRAL.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS MUST AND PLACED BY HAND IN THE TENDER

BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE

--------------------------------- BOX AT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECEPTION COUNTER, 12TH FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING), ICE HOUSE STREET, BEFORE 9 A.M. ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1985. LATE TENDERS WILL NOT BE

ACCEPTED

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AIRPORT RESTAURANT CONTRACT AWARDED * * * *

THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED THE CONTRACT TO DERATE THE MAIN RESTAURANT AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO BOWATER FOOD SYSTEMS (HONG KONG) LIMITED, IT WAS ANNOUNCED TODAY (FR IDAY).

ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE GAZETTE, THE CONTRACT IS FOR FIVE YEARS WITH EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THIS YEAR.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1985

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PARTNERSHIP ESSENTIAL FOR CHALLENGE AHEAD - SIR DAVID ........ 1

41 ARRESTED IN CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ............... 3

TEXTBOOK ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR PUPILS ..................... 4

PLB RESTRICTIONS TO BE RELAXED ............................... 5

BOARD MEMBERS TO DISCUSS HOUSING GREEN PAPER ................. 7

PARENTS URGED TO REPORT DRUG PUSHERS ......................... 8

CALL TO REPORT PEOPLE THROWING OBJECTS ....................... 9

POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY ............. 10

COLOURFUL PUBLICITY BUS TO ATTRACT VOTERS .................... 11

MEAT INSPECTIONS TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH .................. 11

COURTESY DRIVE BY SWD STAFF WELL RECEIVED .................... 12

JUDGING COMPLETED IN AWARD SCHEME ............................ 13

FIVE SPORTS GROUNDS RE-OPEN TOMORROW.......................... 13

EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION NOTES ON SALE ......................... 14

SHA TIN HOLDS TENNIS COMPETITION ............................. 14

ACCESS ROAD PROPOSED FOR MA CHAI HaNG AREA ................... 15

SAI KUNG TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA ACCESS PLANNED ............... 16

SHATIN PASS ROAD SECTION REOPENED ............................ 16

NO SALT WATER ................................................ 16

FIRING PRACTICE ....................................-......... 17

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1985

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PARTNERSHIP ESSENTIAL FOR CHALLENGE AHEAD - SIR DAVID ******

A REAL PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG AND ITS GOVERNMENT IS ESSENTIAL IF WE WERE TO FACE THE CHALLENGE AHEAD, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING.

♦AND THIS PARTNERSHIP CANNOT EVOLVE AND DEEPEN WITHOUT TRUST, AND WITHOUT THE CONVICTION THAT, THE GOVERNMENT, IN DOING WHAT IT DOES AND DECIDES, HAS THE REAL AND LONG-TERM INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY AT HEART,* HE SAID.

THE CHALLENGE, SIR DAVID SAID, WAS TO TURN THE OPPORTUNITY PROVIDED BY THE DETAILED BLUE-PRINT OF THE JOINT DECLARATION AND ITS ANNEXES INTO A WORKING REALITY.

+IT IS A CHALLENGE BECAUSE THERE IS NO KNOWN PRECEDENT FOR WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.+

SIR DAVID WAS ADDRESSING THE ANNUAL DINNER OF THE UNIVERSITY GRADUATES ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG.

REFERRING TO ALLEGATIONS THAT THERE HAD BEEN NO PARTNERSHIP IN THE PAST BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE 5 THAT THERE HAD BEEN LITTLE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE TWO ?AND THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INDIFFERENT TO WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DID AS LONG AS THEY COULD GET ON WITH MAKING MONEY AND LIVE THEIR LIVES IN PEACE, SIR DAVID SAID ALL THESE WERE NOT TRUE.

+THERE IS NOTHING NEW IN THESE ALLEGATIONS BUT IN FACT, THE PERFORMANCE OF THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF INTENSE EXAMINATION, CRITICISM, COMMENT AND ADVICE FROM A VOCIFEROUS PUBLIC AND MEDIA FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.

♦AND THIS IS PRECISELY THE KIND OF SCRUTINY FROM A CRITICAL AND DEMANDING PUBLIC THAT HAS KEPT OUR FREE SOCIETY ON AN EVEN KEEL THAT HAS ENSURED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS GETTING ITS PRIORITIES RIGHT? THAT IT WAS ATTENDING TO THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY? THAT IT WAS LOOKING AHEAD AND THAT PUBLIC MONEY WAS BEING SPENT IN A WAY WHICH HAD BROAD PUBLIC SUPPORT,+ HE SAID.

SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS NOT NECESSARY FOR HIM TO DISSECT THE INTRICATE NERVOUS SYSTEM -- THE WORK OF THE HUNDREDS OF BOARDS AND COMMITTEES WHICH HAVE PROVIDED THE BASIS FOR THE CONSENSUS GOVERNMENT WE HAVE EVOLVED.

♦THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE LONG-TERM INTERESTS OF THE COMMUNITY AT HEART IS BORNE OUT BY THE DETERMINATION TO CARRY ON WITH ALL THOSE LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT PLANS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PROSPERITY, HEALTH AND WEALTH, EDUCATION AND HOUSING, WHICH ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF A STABLE HONG KONG.

♦AND, DESPITE THE UPS AND DOWNS OF THE PAST THREE YEARS, THESE PROGRAMMES HAVE CONTINUED WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, AND ARE CONTINUING AND ARE EXPANDING,* HE NOTED.

/+LET 1’r.ERE...........

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+LET THERE BE NO DOUBT OF YOUR GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION TO MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM OF GOVERNMENT’S PROGRAMMES,* SIR DAVID SAID. + IT IS NOT A STOP-GO ADMINISTRATION, NEITHER IS IT THINKING AND PLANNING FOR THE SHORT TERM.*

THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE PROGRAMMES AND POLICIES, HE SAID, WAS SHIFTING FROM EXPATRIATES TO LOCAL CIVIL SERVANTS.

+ IN THE SENIOR DIRECTORATE OF THE CIVIL SERVICE IN 1980, THERE WERE 18 LOCAL RECRUITS TO 53 OVERSEAS, IN 1985 THERE WERE 34 TO 50, AND IN 1990 THE POSITION WILL BE MORE OR LESS REVERSED WITH 54 LOCAL TO 30 OVERSEAS.

+THUS, WHILE OVERSEAS OFFICERS CONTINUE TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE, IN THE FIELD OF LOCALISATION OF GOVERNMENT’S ADMINISTRATION, THERE IS A GRADUAL, PROGRESSIVE AND DELIBERATE MOVEMENT, AVOIDING RADICAL AND RAPID CHANGE, ALLOWING TIME FOR ADJUSTMENT WITHIN THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT AND TIME FOR THE STRENGTH OF EACH STEP IN THE PROCESS TO BE TESTED FOR ITS STRENGTH BEFORE BUILDING THE NEXT STEP.*

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE, SIR DAVID SAID THE AGREEMENT DID NOT ANSWER EVERY QUESTION, AND PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS WAS HOW THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT wOULD EVOLVE.

+WE RECOGNISE THE NEED TO CHANGE FROM AN EXISTING TO A NEw FORM OF GOVERNMENT; WE RECOGNISE THE NEED FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONv> KONG TO FEEL NOT ONLY THAT THEY BELONG TO HONG KONG, BUT THAT THEY HAVE A STAKE IN HONG KONG AND ITS FUTURE AND HAVE A RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN DECIDING THAT FUTURE.

♦IN THE PAST, YOUR PUBLIC SERVANTS HAVE SOUGHT THROUGH THE CONSULTATIVE PROCESS, THROUGH CONSENSUS, TO RESPOND TO THE COMMUNITY.

+NOW THE STRUCTURE IS BEING CONSCIOUSLY, DELIBERATELY AND GRADUALLY ALTERED TOWARDS A SYSTEM OF REPRESENTATIVE INSTITUTIONS WHICH WILL INFORM THE GOVERNMENT MORE DIRECTLY WHAT THE COMMUNITY WANTS, A SYSTEM WHICH WILL BE STRONG, RESPONSIBLE AND SENSITIVE.

♦THIS STRUCTURE IS NOW IN PLACE, COVERING THE ENTIRE TERRITORY, WITH ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES AT EVERY LEVEL: DISTRICT, REGIONAL AND CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND WITH EACH LEVEL LINKED BY ELECTIONS TO THE OTHERS.*

SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG WAS A SPECIAL PLACE wlTr> SPECIAL QUESTIONS TO ANSWER.

+THE SYSTEM WE HAVE CONSTRUCTED SO FAR SEEKS TO FIND A HONG KONG SOLUTION TO THESE SPECIAL QUESTIONS RATHER THAN A TEXT-BOOK SOLUTION OR A STEREOTYPE SOLUTION BORROWED FROM ELSEWHERE.

/+AS T’ri£................

SATURDAY, AUGUST 71

+AS THE SYSTEM BEGINS TO WORK WE SHALL DISCOVER ITS STRENGTHS AND ITS WEAKNESSES AND ONLY THEN CAN WE REALLY DECIDE WHAT MODIFICATIONS, ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS NEED TO BE MADc.

+IF THE UNDERLYING STRENGTHS AND QUALITY OF OUR SOCIcTY ARE TO BE MAINTAINED. IF THE THINGS WE VALUE MOST “OUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS -- ARE TO CONTINUE, WE MUST BUILD UPON THE KNOWN PERFORMANCE OF THE EXISTING SYSTEM.

+WE HAVE THE WILL TO ACHIEVE THIS WE HAVE THE ABILJTY TO ACHIEVE THIS WE WILL SUCCEED IN ACHIEVING THIS,* HE SAID.

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41 ARRESTED IN CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS *****

THE ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION NET WAS PULLED TIGHTER THIS WEEK AS THE POLICE, LABOUR AND IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENTS MOUNTED A SE -S OF BLITZ OPERATIONS TO FERRET OUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS HIDING I HONG KONG.

THE BLITZ RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF 41 SUSPECTED UNDERGROUND CITIZENS.

ALL THE ARRESTED PERSONS HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION. THOSE FOUND TO BE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WILL BE REPATRIATED.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN STRESSED TODAY THAT THERE WAS NO QUESTION OF ANY AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

+THERE IS NO PLACE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN HONG KONG. WHENEVER AND WHEREVER THEY ARE FOUND, THEY WILL BE SENT BACK.

♦OUR LATEST OPERATION SHOULD DRIVE HOME THE POINT THAT THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THIS POLICY.*

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT APART FROM CONTINUOUS CHECKS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, THERE WAS NO LET-UP IN ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION EFFORTS AT THE BORDER.

+THE SECURITY FORCES AND THE POLICE WILL CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN A HIGH STATE OF VIGILANCE BOTH AT THE LAND AND SEA BORDER,* HE SAID.

DURING THIS WEEK’S SPECIAL OPERATION, POLICE INCREASED THEIR IDENTIFICATION SPOT CHECKS IN PUBLIC PLACES AND CARRIED OUT CHECKS AT SUSPECT LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

/THEY ARRESTED .......

Saturday, august ’1, io>-

4

THEY ARRESTED FIVE SUSPECTED ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS FOR OFFENCEj RELATING TO THE MISUSE OF IDENTITY CARDS. ANOTHER 45 PEOPLE SUMMONSED OR CHARGED FOR FAILING TO PRODUCE PROPER PROOF OF IDE AND A FURTHER EIGHT WERE WARNED IN RESPECT OF THIS OFFENCE, *HICr CARRIES 4 MAXIMUM FINE OF $1 OOO.

ON THE LABOUR FRONT, INSPECTORS OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT VISITED 5 678 ESTABLISHMENTS TO WEED OUT ANY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO MAY BE WORKING IN THEM, AND TO CHECK THAT EMPLOYERS FULFILLED THEIR LEGAL OBLIGATION OF KEEPING PROPER RECORDS OF THEIR EMPLOYEES,

A TOTAL OF 11 303 EMPLOYEES WERE CHECKED AND SEVEN PERSONS IN SEVEN ESTABLISHMENTS WERE FOUND WITHOUT PROPER PROOF OF IDENTITY. THEY HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION.

ANOTHER 56 ESTABLISHMENTS WERE FOUND TO BE KEEPING EITHER NO RECORD OR IMPROPER RECORDS OF EMPLOYEES.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THEY COULD BE FINE' TO 550 000 AND JAILED FOR UP TO A YEAR IF THEY WERE FOUND TO EMPLOYING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

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TEXTBOOK ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR PUPILS

* * M M

A CASH GRANT FOR BUYING TEXTBOOKS IS BEING OFFERED TO ELIG PUPILS STUDYING IN GOVERNMENT AND AIDED PRIMARY AND JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS UP TO FORM 3 OR MIDDLE 3 LEVEL.

PUPILS OCCUPYING BOUGHT PLACES AT JUNIOR SECONDARY LEVEL PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

THE GRANT IS AWARDED TO SCHOOL CHILDREN UNDER THE SCHOOL TEXTBOOK ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR PUPILS INTRODUCED IN 1982-83, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

PUPILS WHO WISH TO BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME MUST APPLY THROUGH THEIR SCHOOLS USING A STANDARDISED FORM TO BE COMPLETED BY THEIR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15 FOR THE 1985-86 SCHOOL YEAR.

NEW PUPILS JOINING A SCHOOL AFTER SEPTEMBER 15 WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

AS THE GRANT IS PAYABLE ONLY ONCE A YEAR, THE SPOKESMAN SA FRESH APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED.

PAYMENT OF THE GRANTS, WHEN APPROVED, WOULD ONLY BE MADE BY DIRECT BANK TRANSFER TO THE BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS THROUGH THE TREASURY IN LATE OCTOBER OR EARLY NOVE? . THIS YEAR.

/A FULL

SATURDAY, AUGUST -I, 1?t?

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A FULL GRANT WOULD BE $190 PER PUPIL PER ANNUM FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILDREN AND $350 PER PUPIL FOR JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID ELIGIBILITY FOR A FULL OR HALF GRANT WOULD BE ASSESSED ON A POINT SYSTEM GIVEN IN A TEXTBOOKS ASSISTANCE RECKONER.

PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN WHO ARE RECEIVING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE WILL NOT BE AWARDED ANY GRANT UNDER THE SCHEME. CLD AGE ALLOWANCE AND DISABILITY ALLOWANCE ARE NOT REGARDED AS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID SCHOOLS MIGHT AWARD GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE PUPILS UP TO 25 PER CENT OF THEIR ACTUAL TOTAL ENROLMENT.

SCHOOL HEADS ARE ADVISED THAT THEY MIGHT AT THEIR DISCRETION AWARD FULL GRANTS OR HALF GRANTS FOR CASES OF EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY CIRCUMSTANCES INVOLVING HARDSHIP NOT COVERED BY THE RECKONER, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THESE DISCRETIONARY GRANTS, HOWEVER, MUST BE WITH THE OVERALL 25 PER CENT ENTITLEMENT AND ARE SUBJECT TO AN OVERALL MAXIMUM NUMBER CALCULATED AT THE RATE OF THREE FULL GRANTS PER CLASS,+ HE SAID.

♦INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS MAY, IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES, SEEK APPROVAL FROM THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO AWARD AN ADDITIONAL NUMBER OF GRANTS OVER AND ABOVE THE 25 PER CENT CEILING,* HE ADDED.

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PLB RESTRICTIONS TO BE RELAXED * * * *

RESTRICTIONS FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AT 17 AF}£AS^p^G TAI SIN MONG KOK. SHAM SHU I PO AND YAU MA TEI WILL BE RELAXED AS FROM’10 AM ON fuESDAY (SEPTEMBER 3), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE RELAXATION OF RESTR ICT 10sj FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WOULD BENEFIT THE PLB TRADE IN KOWLOON.

THE RELAXATION PROPOSALS WERE ENDORSED BY VARIOUS DISTRICT BOARDS EARLIER THIS YEAR.

♦AT PRESENT THE KERB-SIDE ACTIVITIES OF PLB’S IN THE SIDE STREETS OFTEN RESULT IN TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND ROAD-CROSSING PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY IN BUSY COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL ARc.AS.

♦THUS, RELAXATION OF THE RESTRICTIONS ON SECONDARY ROADS WILL NOT ONLY BENEFIT THE OPERATIONS OF PLB’o, BUT ALSO EASE CONGESTION IN THE SIDE STREETS AND IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT AS WELL.

A wITH TH a

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SATURDAY, AUGUST J1. 1985

+WITH THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT MASS CARRIERS IN RECENT YEARS, CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ROADS AND THE _ IMPLEMENTATION OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEMES, TOGETHER wITH THz REDUCED NUMBER OF PRIVATE VEHICLES, TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON ROADS HAVE GENERALLY IMPROVED.

+RESTRICTION ON CERTAIN ROADS FOR PICKING UP AND SETTING DUw., ACTIVITIES BY PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES THEREFORE HAVE BECOME LESS ESSENTIAL,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

UNDER THE ARRANGEMENTS, THE FOLLOWING PLB RESTRICTIONS WILL BE LIFTED FROM TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 3):

M YEN CHOW STREET WESTBOUND BETWEEN YEE KUK STREET AND HAI TAN STREET;

* MONG KOK ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN CANTON ROAD AND SHANGHAI STREET; AND

* SHANGHAI STREET SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN MONG KOK ROAD AND DUNDAS STREET.

THE 24-HOUR PLB PROHIBITION ON PEI HO STREET BETWEEN TUNG CHAU STREET AND HAI TAN STREET WILL BE RESCINDED AT THE SAME TIME.

TO 7

PASS WITH WILL

THE FOLLOWING 24-HOUR PLB RESTRICTED AREAS WILL BE RELAXED AM TO 7 PM PLB RESTRICTED ZONES:

* CHOI HUNG ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 90 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI SHING STREET TO ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI YAU STREET:

* THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD FROM

ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI YAU STREET TO HAMMER HILL ROAD;

* THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHOI HUNG ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 200 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI YAU STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 110 METRES WEST OF HAMMER HILL ROAD ? AND

* AS FOR TUNG TAU TSUEN ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH SHA TIN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES SOUTHWEST OF ITS JUNCTION CHING TAK STREET, ITS EXISTING 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT PLB RESTRICT! ALSO BE REDUCED TO 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

ON

IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING 24-HOUR PLB RESTRICTED AREAS WILL BECOME 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT PLB RESTRICTED ZONES:

* JORDAN ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN FERRY STREET AND BATTERY STREET, AND JORDAN ROAD WESTBOUND BETWEEN SHANGHAI STREET AND FERRY STREET

ft FERRY STREET BETWEEN JORDAN ROAD AND SAIGON STREET;

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SATURDAY,

* CANTON ROAD BETWEEN JORDAN ROAD AHD PAK HOI STREET;

* BATTERY STREET BETWEEN PAK HOI STREET AND SAIGON STREET;

* SAIGON STREET EASTBOUND BETWEEN FERRY STREET AND CANTON ROAD ;

* SAIGON STREET BETWEEN CANTON ROAD AND BATTERY STREET , AND

* NANKING STREET BETWEEN CANTON ROAD AND BATTERY STREET.

AND THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF STREETS WILL BECOME PLE RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM, AND 4 PM TO 7 PM DA I :

* HAI TAN STREET BETWEEN BOUNDARY STREET AND YEN CHOU STREET; AND

* SAIGON STREET WESTBOUND BETWEEN FERRY STREET AND CANTON ROAD.

-CT=L^SZLZlrJ?E/LEARWAY RESTRICTION PRESENTLY IMPOSED 0

Sn <0F JEN CH0W STREET B£T*EEN YEE KUK s. -T

AND HAI ,AN STREET WILL BE RELAXED TO 7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM iO

7 PM AS WELL.

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BOARD MEMBERS TO DISCUSS * X * X

HOUSING GREEN PAPER

KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS

---- ---- WILL BE ABLE TO EXPRESS

THEIR VIEWS ON THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENAN PUBLIC HOUSING AT THEIR MEETING ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 2) AF

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (ESTATES) OF THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, W CHAN PAK, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO HELP BOARD MEMBERS IN

THEIR DISCUSSION.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE SHORT THE EAST KOWLOON TRAFFIC STUDY COMPILED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

TERM REPORT OF TRANSPORT

EXISTING AND

THE REPORT, WHICH IDENTIFIES AND ASSESSES POTENTIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT PROBLEMS UP TO

rVltnilHU mnrriv n.iu „................. 1986, RECOMMENDS

THAT THREE TRAFFIC SCHEMES - THE LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS SCHEME, THE KWUN TONG TOWN CENTRE SCHEME, AND THE HOI YUEN ROAD SCHEME-IMPLEMENTED IN THE DISTRICT.

AT THE MEETING MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A PROPOSAL BOARD MEMBER, MR MA YAT-CHEUNG, TO SET UP A +YOUTH COUNCI UNDER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD.

/Mr ma

MR a SUGGESTS THAT A YOUTH COUNCIL WILL ENHANCE YOUNG =>SOPLE’S UNDERSTANDING ABOUT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, AND SERVE AS A TRAINING GROUND IN CIVIC KNOWLEDGE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.

_ „ ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE AN INFORMATION PAPER ON

'^DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS, THE URBAN COUNCIL

NoAU T^u KOK COMPLEX EXTENSION PROJECT, AND REPORTS FROM THE

SIX COMMITTEES AND KWUN TONG DISTRICT

CHAIRMEN O' THE BOARD’S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO MEETING HELD AT 2.30 PM ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR

ATTEND THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD

ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 2) IN THE CONFERENCE OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES

BUILDING IN TUNG YAN STREET.

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PARENTS URGED TO REPORT DRUG PUSHERS * * *

A DRUG PUSHER PEDDLING HEROIN IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD IS AS DANGEROUS AS A SNAKE LURKING IN YOUR BACKYARD.

THIS IS THE MESSAGE CONVEYED IN A NEW TELEVISION API (ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC INTEREST) PRODUCED THIS YEAR IN SUPPORT CF THE GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN.

THE NEW FILM, THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF FOUR, WILL APPEAR ON THE TWO TELEVISION STATIONS AT FREQUENT INTERVALS FROM TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

♦THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN IS TO ALERT THE PUBLIC TO THE DAMAGE DONE BY DRUG PUSHERS AND TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO REPORT DRUG PEDDLING ACTIVITIES,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

♦PEOPLE ARE OFTEN AWARE OF THE ACTIVITIES OF PUSHERS IN THEIR NEIGHBOURHOOD, BUT ARE AFRAID TO REPORT THEM FOR FEAR OF REVENGE-AND THEY USUALLY TURN A BLIND EYE TO THESE ACTIVITIES UNTIL THEIR OWN CHILDREN BECOME VICTIMS. BY THEN, IT IS TOO LATE.

♦THAT IS WHY WE MAKE PARENTS THE MAIN TARGET OF THIS YEAR’o CAMPAIGN,+ HE SAID.

THE API, FEATURING A VICIOUS-LOOKING SNAKE, IS REINFORCED BY A FORCEFUL COMMENTARY : +YOUR CHILD COULD BE THE NEXT VICTIM. REPORT THE DRUG PUSHER BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.+

/TWO TELEPHONE........

SATURDAY, AUGUST

TwO ’’ELEPHONE NUMBERS (5-271234 AND 5-456182) FOR REPORT’’ DRUG ACTIVITIES WILL ALSO BE SHOWN, EMPHASISING THAT AL_ CALL.

■_L SEATED wITH THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.

TORT I NG POSTER FEATURING A BOY BEING THREATENED BY ADOw - -!G, WICKED HAND ILL ALSO BE DISPLAYED AT GOVER STER SITES.

’ ' JAME HARD-SELL APPROACH .vILL BE ADOPTED 1 *! SUBSEQUEt-

IS . pQSTERS THIS YEAR TO CREATE AN OVERALL IM°AC7 ON PARcN

APART FROM APIS AND POSTERS, OTHER PUBLICITY COMPONENT CF THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDE LEAFLETS, RADIO ANNOUNCEMENTS, MTR-KC ADVERTISING AND ADVERTISING ON BUSES.

CALL TO REPORT PEOPLE THROWING OBJECTS

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN URGED TO EXERCISE CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND REPORT PEOPLE SEEN THROWING OBJECT FROM BUILDINGS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MR MAN HON-MING, SAID RESIDENTS SHOULD REPORT SUCH INCIDENTS TO THE POLICE OR THE HOUSING MANAGEMENT OF ESTATES.

+OBJECTS THROWN OUT OF WINDOWS NOT ONLY AFFECT THE ENVIRO” BUT CAN CAUSE FATAL INJURIES TO INNOCENT PEOPLE,+ MR MAN SA

HIS COMMENTS CAME DURING TODAY’S TOUR OF HOUSING ESTATES THE ’CAMPAIGN AGAINST THROWING OBJECTS FROM BUILDINGS’. MR MA WAS ACCOMPANYING A BROADCAST VAN WHICH REMINDED RESIDENTS NOT THROW OBJECTS.

♦RESIDENTS SHOULD ALSO BE CAREFUL THAT OBJECTS ARE NOT ALLOW: TO ACCIDENTALLY FALL FROM THEIR PREMISES,♦ MR MAN SAID.

♦THEY SHOULD ENSURE THAT ITEMS SUCH AS FLOWER-POTS AND CLOTHE-HANGERS ARE SECURELY PLACED TO AVOID ACCIDENTS,+ HE ADDE:1

♦IN ADDITION TO EXERCISING SELF-DISCIPLINE, PARENTS SHOULD ALSO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN THE GOOD HABIT OF PROPER DISPOSAL OF RUBBISH,+ HE SAID.

THE CAMPAIGN, WHICH COVERS EIGHT HOUSING AREAS IN THE DISTRICT, WILL LAST UNTIL MID-SEPTEMBER, AND A BROADCAST VAN ACCOMPANIED BY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL AGAIN TOUR HOUSING ESTATES ON SEPTEMBER 13 AND 20.

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POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION TO PROMOTE &OAD SAFETY ******

YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 25 ARE INVITED TO TAKE -PT DOSTER DESIGN COMPETITION TO HELP PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY MESSAGES.

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMJTTEE, SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST AND WEN WEI PO IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR.

THE WINNER WILL BE AWARDED A $1 500 CASH COUPON WHILE THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP WILL RECEIVE CASH COUPONS WORTH <1 000 AND $500 RESPECTIVELY. IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE 10 CONSOLATION PRIZES OF BOOK TOKENS EACH WORTH $100.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY COMMITTEE SAID THAT THE COMPETITION IS AIMED AT INCREASING ROAD SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS, PARTICULARLY AMONG YOUTHS.

♦THE DESIGN SHOULD BRING OUT AT LEAST ONE ASPECT, IF NOT ALL ASPECTS, OF ROAD SAFETY, WITH EMPHASIS ON PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, GOOD DRIVING BEHAVIOUR AND CYCLING SAFETY,+ HE ADDED.

ENTRY FORMS WILL BE PUBLISHED REGULARLY IN THE TWO NEWSPAPERS.

REFERENCE MATERIAL ON ROAD SAFETY IS AVAILABLE AT THE MARKETING SECTION OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, SECOND FLOOR, BASKERVILLE HOUSE, 22 ICE HOUSE STREET, CENTRAL.

ENTRIES CAN ADOPT ANY STYLE OF PRESENTATION, BUT THEY MUST BE OF A2 SIZE (420 X 594 MM) AND THE NAME, AGE, I.D. CARD NUMBER, ADDRESS, AND TELEPHONE OF THE PARTICIPANT SHOULD BE WRITTEN ON THE BACK.

ALL ENTRIES SHOULD REACH THE PROMOTIONS SUB-DIVISION OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, 13TH FLOOR, UNITED CENTRE, QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG, BEFORE OCTOBER 31. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF DESIGNS SUBMITTED BY A PARTICIPANT.

RESULTS OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN MID-NOVEMBER.

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COLOURFUL PUBLICITY BUS TO ATTRACT VOTERS

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A COLOURFULLY DECORATED PUBLICITY BUS WILL APPEAR AT BUSY SPOTS OF KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT TOMORRO (SUNDAY) TO REMIND RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

THE BUS WILL VISIT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING ESTATES, COMMERCIAL COMPLEXES, FERRY PIER CONCOURSES, AN MTR STATION, ESTAURANTS AND CINEMAS WHERE CROWDS OF PEO°LE, ESPECIALLY YOUNG AND ELIGIBLE VOTERS, NORMALLY CONVERGED DURING THEIR HOLIDAYS.

ON-THE-SPOT MOBILE COUNTERS WILL BE SET UP FOR KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF TO HELP PASSERS-BY TO FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORMS.

IN ADDITION TO TOMORROW’S TOUR, KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF WILL CARRY OUT A SERIES OF DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT NEXT MONTH.

ATTRACTIVE POSTERS, POSTCARDS AND LEAFLETS WITH CARTOON FIGURES WILL BE SENT TO RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT TO INFORM THEM OF THE VOTER REGISTRATION EXERCISE.

THE CARTOON FIGURES, DEPICTING A DRAGON FAMILY URGING PEOPLE TO BECOME VOTERS, ARE EXHIBITED AT THE DISPLAY WINDOWS CF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS TWO SUB-OFFICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO BOARD THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT VOTER REGISTRATION BUS WHICH WILL START ITS TOUR AT 10.30 AM FROM THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141-143, KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN, KOWLOON, TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

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MEAT INSPECTIONS TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH M M M

marf THAN 211 300 PIGS. 11 190 CATTLE AND 270 GOATS WERE SLAUGHTERED IN THE URBAN COUNCIL’S TWO ABATTOIRS IN CHEUNG SHA WAN AND KENNEDY TOWN LAST MONTH.

qtpinafnT INSPECTIONS BEFORE THE CARCASSES WERE PASSED FOR SALE RESULTED IN 5S0 PIGS AND 28 CATTLE BEING CONDEMNED S UNFIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION AND DESTROYED.

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MEANWHILE, OF THE 3 192 OOO KILOGRAMMES OF IMPORTED '-EAT AND POULTRY INSPECTED DURING THE SAME PERIOD, ABOUT 720 JLOGRAMMES WERE REJECTED AND DESTROYED.

CONDEMNED MEAT AND DEAD ANIMALS ARE PROCESSED AT THt BY-PRODUCTS PLANT IN THE KENNEDY TOWN ABATTOIR INTO MEAT AND tONE PEAL, ANIMAL GREASE AND DRIED BLOOD.

SUCH PRODUCTS ARE SOLD PRODUCTION IN JULY AMOUNTED

BY PUBLIC TENDER.

TO 157 TONNES.

THE

THE FOOD INSPECTION IS CARRIED OUT BY SPECIALLY TRAINED f£ALTH INSPECTORS OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THEY EXAMINE ALL FOODS, WHETHER LOCALLY PROCESSED OR IMPORTED, TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE DISEASE FREE AND FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.

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COURTESY DRIVE BY SWD STAFF WELL RECEIVED

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FRONTLINE STAFF OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TAKING PART IN AN EIGHT-WEEK COURTESY DRIVE WERE WELL RECEIVED BY THE +CUSTOMERS+ THEY SERVED, ACCORDING TO THE FINDINGS OF OPINION SURVEYS.

STAFF FROM THE 11 SERVICE UNITS WERE GENERALLY COURTEOUS, HELPFUL AND THEIR PERFORMANCES SATISFACTORY, IT SHOWED.

DESPITE THE ENCOURAGING RESULTS, SEVERAL UNITS TOOK THE INITIATIVE TO FURTHER IMPROVE THEIR SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

THE COURTESY DRIVE IS AIMED AT IMPROVING SERVICE AT SUCH FRONTLINE OFFICES AS SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNITS, FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES, PROBATION OFFICES AND HEADQUARTERS UNITS.

IT ALSO SERVED TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS AMONG JUNIOR STAFF AND SUPERVISORS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF COURTESY.

STAFF INVOLVED IN THE CAMPAIGN HAD ATTENDED BRIEFINGS AND WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED JOINTLY BY THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH AND THE DEPARTMENT’S TRAINING SECTION.

SENIOR STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT ALSO VISITED THE UNITS TO SHOW SUPPORT AND TO GIVE ENCOURAGEMENT AND ADVICE.

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JUDGING COMPLETED IN AWARD SCHEME

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JUDGING HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT’S SOCIAL SERVICES AwARD 1984-85 SCHEME AND PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO WINNERS AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY IN OCTOBER.

THE SCHEME, ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD, IS AN ASSESSMENT OF THE WORK AND CONTRIBUTION BY PARTICIPANTS IN VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY SERVICES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME.

ORIGINALLY THE SCHEME STARTED AS A STUDENT AWARD SCHEME IN 19S2 AND WAS EXPANDED IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR TO INCLUDE PARTICIPANTo FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THERE WERE 39 NOMINATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S SCHEME IN FOUR CATEGORIES -- THE PRIMARY SCHOOL DIVISION THE SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL DIVISION THE WORKING PEOPLE DIVISION AND THE NON-WORKING PEOPLE DIVISION.

PARTICIPANTS WERE NOMINATED BY THEIR SCHOOLS, ORGANISATIONS CR NEIGHBOURS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

TWENTY-SIX FINALISTS WERE INTERVIEWED EARLIER THIS MONTH BY A PANEL OF JUDGES COMPRISING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE WINNERS WILL BE PRESENTED PRIZES DURING A CEREMONY TO MARK THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC DAY FOR YOUTHS ON OCTOBER 6.

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FIVE SPORTS GROUNDS RE-OPEN TOMORROW

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FIVE SPORTS GROUNDS IN THE NON-URBAN AREAS WILL BE RE-OPENED TO THE PUBLIC TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AFTER COMPLETION OF ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND RENOVATION WORKS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID.

THEY ARE THE KWAI CHUNG SPORTS GROUND, YUEN LONG STADIUM, TEMPORARY SOCCER PITCH AT AREA 4 IN TAI PO, SAI KUNG TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND AND THE TSUEN WAN SPORTS GROUND.

THREE OTHER SPORTS GROUNDS, WHERE MAINTENANCE WORK IS STILL UNDERWAY, WILL BE RE-OPENED FOR USE LATER.

BOTH THE TUEN MUN TANG SHIU KIN SPORTS GROUND AND WO Yl HOP ROAD SPORTS GROUND IN KWAI CHUNG WILL RE-OPEN ON OCTOBER 1 AND THE SHA TIN SPORTS GROUND ON OCTOBER 16.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN BOOK FOR ANY ONE OF THE SPORTS COMPLEXES AT THE NEAREST RSD DISTRICT OFFICE.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 31,

EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION NOTES ON SALE

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THE EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (ETV) NOTES FOR THE NEV; SCHOOL ~RV wILL BE ON SALE FROM MONDA* (SEPTEMBER 2).

BULK SALES OF THE NOTES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS STORE IN 665 KING’S ROAD, NORTH POINT, WHILE "IVIDUAc SALES WILL AS USUAL BE HANDLED AT THE GOVERNMENT -USLICAT ONS CENTRE, G.P.O. BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CENTRAL, ND MAJOR BOOKSTORES.

PRODUCED BY THE ETV SERVICE OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE NOTES a ILL BE PUBLISHED FOR USE a I TH THE AUDIO-VISUAL PROGRAMMES vF THE EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION.

NOTES FOR USE BY TEACHERS AND PUPILS ON FOUR SUBJECTS --CHINESE, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS AND SOCIAL STUDIES -- WILL BE ^>ILABLE FOR PRIMARY CLASSES 3 TO 6, aHILE TWO ADDITIONAL ’EACHERS’ NOTES ON HEALTH EDUCATION AND NATURAL SCIENCE wILL BE VAILABLE FOR CLASSES 3 AND 4.

FOR SECONDARY LEVELS FORMS 1 TO 3, ONLY TEACHERS’ NOTES ■ILL BE PROVIDED FOR FIVE SUBJECTS -- CHINESE, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, NATURAL SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES.

THE PRICE FOR ETV PUPILS’ NOTES IS $1.80 PER COPY AND S6 EACH FOR TEACHERS’ NOTES.

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SHA TIN HOLDS TENNIS COMPETITION *****

PEOPLE WHO LIVE, WORK OR STUDY IN SHA TIN ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE DISTRICT’S TENNIS COMPETITION NEXT MONTH.

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

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS BY SEPTEMBER 12.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO SECTIONS FOR MEN AND WOMEN. ALL MATCHES WILL BE HELD IN THE SHA TIN SPORTS GROUND IN YUEN WO ROAD ON THREE CONSECUTIVE SUNDAYS STARTING SEPTEMBER 22.

RESIDENTS WHO ARE WINNERS IN THE COMPETITION WILL REPRESENT SHA TIN IN THE NEW TERRITORIES INTER-DISTRICT TENNIS COMPETITION IN OCTOBER.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SHA TIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION ON THE GROUND FLOOR, SAU CHUEN HOUSE, SHA TIN LEK YUEN ESTATE AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, FOURTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN RAILWAY STATION.

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ACCESS ROAD PROPOSED FOR MA CHAI HANG AREA *****

A WESTERN ACCESS ROAD IS PLANNED FOR THE NORTH KOWLOON AREA TO COPE WITH THE ANTICIPATED TRAFFIC DEMAND FOLLOWING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MA CHAI HANG AND CHUK YUEN.

THE SCHEME MAINLY COMPRISES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GRADE-SEPARATED INTERCHANGE ACROSS LUNG CHEUNG ROAD LINKING A ROAD IN MA CHAI HANG AT GROUND-LEVEL TO A MAJOR INTERSECTION NEAR

BROADCAST DRIVE AND JUNCTION ROAD.

THE MAIN ROADS AFFECTED BY THE SCHEME, WHICH FORMS PART OF A PLANNED ADDITIONAL ROAD NETWORK IN THE AREA, INCLUDE JUNCTION ROAD, FU MEI STREET, BROADCAST DRIVE, RENFREW ROAD AND LION ROCK PARK ROAD, ALL OF WHICH WILL BE MODIFIED, REALIGNED OR WIDENED WHERE NEEDED.

IN ADDITION, A PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AT THE EASTERN APPROACH OF JUNCTION ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH THE NEW WESTERN ACCESS ROAD.

THIS WILL PROVIDE A SAFE GRADE-SEPARATED CROSSING FOR PEDESTRIANS AND HELP ENHANCE TRAFFIC CAPACITY AT THIS INTERSECTION.

THE PLANS AND SCHEME CAN BE SEEN AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

* CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG?

*

DISTR ICT LANDS OFF ICE BUILDING, 10TH FLOOR,

KOWLOON EAST

YAU MA TEI CAR PARK

250 SHANGHAI STREET, KOWLOON

AND

WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, GROUND AND FOURTH FLOORS, KING FUK STREET, SAN PO KONG, KOWLOON.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY OCTOBER 29.

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SAI KUNG TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA ACCESS PLANNED *****

AN ACCESS ROAD IS PLANNED FOR THE SAI KUNG AREA TO LINK TAI MONG TSAI ROAD AND SHA KOK MEI TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA (THA).

THE 7.3-METRE-WIDE ROAD WILL FACILITATE RESIDENTS OF THE FIRST PHASE OF THE THA WHICH IS CURRENTLY BEING CONSTRUCTED TO HOUSE 3 850 PEOPLE NEXT YEAR.

THE PROPOSED ROAD WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A U-TURN SPACE AT ONE END AND A 2.75-METRE-WIDE PAVEMENT ON EACH SIDE.

A NOTICE CONCERNING THE PROPOSED WORKS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST ISSUE OF THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A PLAN SHOWING THE EXTENT OF THE PROPOSED WORK CAN BE SEEN DURING OFFICE HOURS AT THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY, SUB-OFFICE, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, MAIN ENTRANCE LOBBY, HONG KONG AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, THIRD FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SAI KUNG- AND AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SAI KUNG.

OBJECTIONS IN WRITING SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY OCTOBER 29.

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SHATIN PASS ROAD SECTION REOPENED

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A SECTION OF SHATIN PASS ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 100 METRES NORTH OF THE JUNCTION HAS BEEN REOPENED TO TRAFFIC FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF REPAIR WORKS

TRAFFIC ON THE SECTION OF SHATIN PASS ROAD BETWEEN TSZ WAN SHAN ROAD AND FEI NGO SHAN ROAD HAS ALSO RESUMED TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

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NO SALT WATER

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE YAU MA TEI AND MONG KOK AREAS WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9.30 AM TO 4 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 3) 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 ALONG THE SEAFRONT BACK TO JORDAN ROAD.

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FIRING PRACTICE * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON 22 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER.

THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

THE DATES AND TIMES OF THE PRACTICE AREs

DATE TIME

SEPTEMBER 2 (MONDAY) 8 AM - 1 PM

SEPTEMBER 3 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 4 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 5 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 6 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 7 (SATURDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 10 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 11 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 12 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 13 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 14 (SATURDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 16 (MONDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 17 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 18 (WEDNESDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 19 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 20 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 21 (SATURDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 24 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 11.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 25 (WEDNESDAY) 4.30 AM - 11.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 26 (THURSDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 27 (FRIDAY) 8 AM - 6 PM

SEPTEMBER 28 (SATURDAY) 8 AM - 5 PM

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