Daily Information Bulletin - 1980s - 1986 - AUG - ENG

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FAVOURABLE POSITION FOR DEVELOPING CABLE TV ..................... 1

MONETARY STATISTICS FOR JUNE RELEASED ........................... 3

CHALLENGING YEAR IN FIGHT AGAINST NARCOTICS ..................... 8

BLITZ ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES CONTINUES ........................... 9

NEW LONG SERVICE HONOUR FOR DISCIPLINED FORCES ................. 10

ANCHOR WALL AT SAI KUNG TO BE IMPROVED ......................... 11

CAMPAIGN TO CLEAN UP SQUATTER AREAS IN WONG TAI SIN ............ 11

COMMUNITY CENTRE CELEBRATES 26TH ANNIVERSARY ................... 13

COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION IN SAI KUNG ............... 13

YOUNG MUSICIANS TO REPRESENT HK OVERSEAS ...................... I**

NEW GREEN MINIBUS SERVICE INTRODUCED ........................... 15

CLOSURE OF WUHU VEHICULAR UNDERPASS ............................ 15

BUS-ONLY LANE, PROHIBITED ZONE IN SHA TIN ...................... 16

RESTRICTED ZONE ON QUEEN'S ROAD CENTRAL ........................ 16

ROAD IN SHEUNG SHUI CLOSED ..................................... 16

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SLIP ROAD ................................. 17

YUEN LONG WaTER CUT ..............................*............. 17

FRIDAY, A'JGUST 1, 1986

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FAVOURABLE POSITION FOR DEVELOPING CABLE TV * * * * *

HONG KONG SHOULD, THEORETICALLY, BE LARGE ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN ONE CABLE TELEVISION LICENSEE BUT IT WILL BE PREMATURE TO COME TO A CONCLUSION ON THIS NOW, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR ADOLF HSU, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE CITY LIONS CLUB, MR HSU SAID THAT WITH A VERY HIGH DENSITY OF POPULATION AND THE GENERAL AVAILABILITY OF THE COMMON ANTENNA BROADCASTING DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS, HONG KONG WAS IN A FAVOURABLE POSITION TO DEVELOP CABLE TV IN COMPARISON WITH MOST OVERSEAS COUNTRIES.

+THOUGH THE CAPITAL COST OF LAYING OUT A CABLE SYSTEM HERE SHOULD BE CONSIDERABLY LOWER THAN IN WESTERN CITIES, THE RECURRENT COST OF OPERATING CABLE TV SERVICES MAY BE MORE EXPENSIVE BECAUSE THERE IS VIRTUALLY NO SUPPLY OF CANTONESE TV PROGRAMMES IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET AND CABLE TV OPERATORS WILL HAVE TO PRODUCE A LOT OF PROGRAMMES LOCALLY,+ HE POINTED OUT.

+IF, HOWEVER, IT IS DECIDED THAT MORE THAN ONE LICENCE SHOULD BE ISSUED, THERE ARE A NUMBER OF POSSIBLE ARRANGEMENTS WHICH PROVIDE FOR THE CO-EXISTENCE OF MORE THAN ONE CABLE OPERATOR IN HONG KONG.+ HE SAID.

HE NOTED THAT DIFFERENT CABLE NETWORKS, OPERATED BY THE DIFFERENT LICENSEES IN SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS, COULD BE LINKED UP TO FORM A REGIONAL SYSTEM SO THAT AT A MARGINAL ADDITIONAL FEE, CONSUMERS WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO PROGRAMMES TRANSMITTED BY ANOTHER NETWORK.

+ANOTHER POSSIBLE ARRANGEMENT IS THAT THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE CABLE PROVIDER FOR THE WHOLE TERRITORY BUT MORE THAN ONE PROGRAMME PROVIDER,* HE SAID.

+SUCH AN ARRANGEMENT WOULD BE FAVOURED ONLY IF THE CABLE PROVIDER CAN WIRE UP THE TERRITORY IN A SPEEDY AND EFFICIENT MANNER AND A SCHEME DEVISED TO ENSURE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO THE CABLE NETWORK BY ANY PROGRAMME PROVIDER APPROVED BY THE GOVERNMENT,* HE ADDED.

ON THE LICENCE PERIOD, MR HSU SAID THIS WOULD VERY MUCH DEPEND ON THE AMOUNT OF INVESTMENT INVOLVED AND THE TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY THAT WOULD BE USED IN LAYING OUT THE CABLE NETWORK.

+IN VERY BROAD TERMS, THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF TECHNOLOGY. THE FIRST ONE IS A TREE AND BRANCH NETWORK WHICH CARRIES PROGRAMMES IN TRUNK CABLE FROM THE PROGRAMME SOURCE AND DISTRIBUTES THEM BY BRANCH CABLES TO THE SUBSCRIBERS.

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+A SECOND TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY IS THE SWITCHED-STAR NETWORK WHICH CAN CARRY BROADBAND SERVICES SUCH AS VIDEO-PHONE AND TWO WAY INTERACTIVE SERVICES SUCH AS TELEBANKING AND HOME SHOPPING,* HE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT A TREE AND BRANCH NETWORK WAS WIDELY USED, ITS PERFORMANCE WELL DOCUMENTED, AND IT WAS MUCH CHEAPER THAN A SWITCHED-STAR NETWORK BUT, UNLIKE THE LATTER, COULD ONLY PROVIDE LIMITED INTERACTIVE SERVICES, NOT BROADBAND TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICES.

♦ THE GOVERNMENT STILL HAS AN OPEN MIND ON WHICH TECHNOLOGY SHOULD BE ADOPTED IN HONG KONG AND HOPES TO SEE PROPOSALS FROM INTERESTED PARTIES ON THE TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES THEY ARE PREPARED TO PROVIDE,* MR HSU SAID.

ON ADVERTISING, MR HSU SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS CONSIDERING WHETHER A LIMITED AMOUNT SHOULD BE ALLOWED ON CABLE TV.

+AS AN OVERRIDING PRINCIPLE, THE ADMINISTRATION DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE INTRODUCTION OF CABLE TV HARMING THE FINANCIAL VIABILITY OF THE EXISTING OFF-AIR BROADCASTING LICENSEES,* HE SAID.

+OFF-AIR BROADCASTING LICENSEES PROVIDE FREE ENTERTAINMENT TO A BROAD SPECTRUM OF THE COMMUNITY INCLUDING THE LOWER INCOME GROUPS, AND THE GOVERNMENT DO NOT WANT TO SEE THIS REDUCED AS A RESULT OF THE INTRODUCTION OF CABLE TV.*

MR HSU SAID THE IMPACT OF CABLE TV „ON THE VIEWING PUBLIC COULD BE AS SIGNIFICANT AS PROGRAMMES BROADCAST BY THE TWO EXISTING TV STATIONS.

+THE CURRENT THINKING OF THE GOVERNMENT IS THAT, AS A BROAD PRINCIPLE, CABLE TV PROGRAMMES SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO SIMILAR CONTROL AND SUPERVISION AS PROGRAMMES BROADCAST BY THE TWO TV LICENSEES,* HE ADDED.

MR HSU NOTED THAT FOLLOWING THE RECENT APPROVAL THAT CABLE TELEVISION SHOULD, IN PRINCIPLE, BE INTRODUCED IN HONG KONG, A FEW COMPANIES, INCLUDING THE HONG KONG TELEPHONE COMPANY AND A CONSORTIUM COMPRISING HUTCHISON WHAMPOA, HONG KONG ELECTRIC AND AN OVERSEAS COMPANY HAVE INDICATED THEIR INTERESTS IN SUCH A SCHEME.

+WE HOPE THAT PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY INTERESTED PARTIES IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS WILL PROVIDE BETTER INDICATIONS TO WHAT INVESTORS ARE PREPARED TO PROVIDE, AND ANY PILOT SCHEMES CONDUCTED IN THE COMING YEAR WILL ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO GAUGE THE RESPONSE OF THE COMMUNITY TO CABLE TV SERVICES,* HE SAID.

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MONETARY STATISTICS FOR JUNE RELEASED * * * *

BOTH HONG KONG DOLLAR AND FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW IN JUNE, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS PUBLISHED BY THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH TODAY. THE GROWTH RATE OF FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS REMAINED HIGHER THAN THAT OF HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS.

MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS INCREASED, WITH THE TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY INCREASING MORE RAPIDLY THAN THE CORRESPONDING HONG KONG DOLLAR COMPONENTS.

LOANS AND ADVANCES INCREASED MODESTLY IN JUNE, WITH LOANS TO FINANCE TRADE GROWING FASTER AFTER A MODERATE DECLINE LAST MONTH.

TABLE 1 ATTACHED SETS OUT SUMMARY FIGURES FOR JUNE 1986 AND COMPARISONS WITH EARLIER MONTHS. TABLE 2 SETS OUT FIGURES FROM THE QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS AND ADVANCES ^OR USE IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR.

DEPOSITS

IN JUNE, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 1.0 PER CENT. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THEY GREW BY 1.9 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS THE GROWTH RATE WAS 7.7 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW BY 1.5 PER CENT IN JUNE, AFTER INCREASES OF 2.6 PER CENT AND 2.0 PER CENT IN APRIL AND MAY. OVER THE YEAR, THE GROWTH RATE WAS 36.5 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY SWAP DEPOSITS FELL BY 0.8 PER CENT IN JUNE AFTER AN INCREASE OF 2.3 PER CENT IN MAY. ADJUSTED TO INCLUDE THESE DEPOSITS, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 0.8 PER CENT IN JUNE AND BY 3.1 PER CENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE- ADJUSTED FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW FASTER, BY 1.8 PER CENT IN JUNE AND BY 5.6 PER CENT IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE.

DEPOSITS (ALL CURRENCIES) WITH BANKS INCREASED BY 1.3 PER CENT IN JUNE WHILE THOSE WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES INCREASED BY 1.4 PER CENT. OVER THE YEAR, THE GROWTH RATES WERE 25.9 PER CENT AND 4.7 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

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HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS INCREASED. HK3M1 GREW BY 1.2 PER CENT IN JUNE WHILE HK$M2 AND HK$M3 GREW BY 1 0 PER CENT AND 0.9 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, HKSM1 GREW BY 2.4 PER CENT, HK$M2 BY 3.3 PER CENT AND HK$M3 BY 1.4 PER CENT- OVER THE YEAR, THE CORRESPONDING INCREASES WERE"11.0 PER CENT, 12.2 PER CENT AND 9.2 PER CENT.

AFTER ADJUSTING FOR SWAP DEPOSITS, HK3M2 AND HK$M3 GREW SLOWER, BOTH AT 0.7 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES WERE 4.4 PER CENT AND 2.5 PER CENT.

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS ROSE FASTER THAN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR COMPONENT IN JUNE. TOTAL Ml GREW BY 1.9 PER CENT WHILE TOTAL M2 AND TOTAL M3 BOTH GREW BY 1.2 PER CENT. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, TOTAL Ml INCREASED BY 2.5 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 5.6 PER CENT AND TOAL M3 BY 3.8 PER CENT- OVER THE YEAR, THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES WERE 11.0 PER CENT, 25.2 PER CENT AND 21.6 PER CENT.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES INCREASED MODERATELY, BY 1.0 PER CENT THIS MONTH. IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986, THEY GREW BY 2.5 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 8.4 PER CENT.

LOANS DENOMINATED IN HONG KONG DOLLARS GREW FASTER AT 1.3 PER CENT AND LOANS DENOMINATED IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES GREW BY 0.7 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THE FORMER GREW BY 3.0 PER CENT WHILE THE LATTER GREW BY 2.0 PER CENT.

WITHIN THE TOTAL, LOANS TO FINANCE THE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG ROSE BY 2.3 PER CENT AFTER A DECREASE OF 1.7 PER CENT IN MAY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THESE LOANS GREW BY 6.3 PER CENT. OTHER LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG INCREASED BY 1.2 PER CENT IN JUNE. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO JUNE, THEY GREW BY 2.7 PER CENT AND OVER THE YEAR BY 7.6 PER CENT.

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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 B.2 PER CENT AFTER AN INCREASE OF 7.4 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER. OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS GREW BY 12.9 PER CENT. LOANS TO THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADES FELL BY 2.7 PER CENT, -OLLOWING AN INCREASE OF 9.9 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

OVER THE YEAR, THESE LOANS GREW BY 10.^ PER CENT. LOANS TO THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SECTOR FELL "OR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE QUARTER, BY 3.9 PER CENT ArTER A DECLINE OF 5.3 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

OVER THE 12 MONTHS THESE LOANS FELL BY 29.0 PER CENT. REFLECTING THE CONTINUED GROWTH IN ACTIVITIES IN THE PROPERTY MARKET. LOANS TO INDIVIDUALS FOR THE PURCHASE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY (OTHER THAN FLATS IN THE HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME) CONTINUED TO RISE, BY 8.6 PER CENT AFTER AN INCREASE OF 4.3 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER. OVER THE 12 MONTHS, THESE LOANS GREW BY 27.7 PER CENT.

LIQUIDITY RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 13 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS INCREASED TO 54.6 PER CENT IN JUNE FROM 54.3 PER CENT IN MAY. THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES (AS DEFINED IN S. 24A OF THE DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE) INCREASED TO 43.0 IN JUNE FROM 41.6 PER CENT IN MAY.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS DECREASED BY ONE TO 149. THE NUMBER OF LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 36. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES DECREASED BY FIVE TO 264.

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Morey Supply TABLE 1 : MONETARY STATISTICS - JUNE 1986 Jun 1986 Earlier months (% change to June 1986) May 1986 Mar 1986 (HK$mn) Jun 1985

Ml - HK$ 42,854 42,341 (+1.2%) 41,850 (+ 2.4%) 38,616 (+11.0%)

Foreign currency 4,167 3,820 (+9.1%) 4,021 (+ 3.6%) 3,739 (+31.4%)

Total 47,021 46,161 (+1.9%) 45,871 (+ 2.5%) 42,356 (+11.0%)

M2 - HK$ 206,836 204,831 (+1.0%) 200,396 (+ 3.3%) 184,272 (+12.2%)

Foreign currency 229,438 226,471 (+1.3%) 212,897 (+ 7.8%) 164,205 (+39.7%)

Total 436,274 431,301 (+1.2%) 413,093 (+ 5.6%) 348,477 (+25.2%)

M3 - HK$ 242,432 240,273 (+0.9%) 239,171 (+ 1.4%) 222,094 (+ 9.2%)

Foreign currency 276,731 272,797 (+1.4%) 261,217 (+ 5.9%) 204,965 (+35.0%)

Total 519,164 513,069 (+1.2%) 500,388 (+ 3.8%) 427,059 (+23.6%)

Deposits Demand deposits 29,772 28,627 (+4.0%) 27,367 (+ 8.8%) 27,178 (+ 9.5%)

Savings deposits 104,473 103,356 (+1.3%) 3OO,OJ3 (+ 4.5%) 92,331 (+33.1%)

Time deposits with barks 278,543 275,791 (+1.0%) 260,825 (+ 6.8%) 208,489 (+33.6%)

Time deposits with dtcs 79,365 78,078 (+1.4%) 83,487 (- 5.2%) 75,590 (+ 4.7%)

All HK$ deposits 220,409 23 8,168 (+3.0%) 23 6,294 (+ 1.9%) 204,599 (+ 7.7%)

AJ3 foreign currency deposits 273,542 267,484 (+1.5%) 255,398 (+ 6.3%) 398,990 (+36.5%)

Total 493,953 485,651 (+1.3%) 473,692 (+ 4.3%) 403,589 (+21.9%)

Loans and advances To finance Hong Kong’s visible 33,882 33,107 (+2.3%) 31,885 (+ 6.3%) 31,850 (+ 6.4%)

trade

To finance merchandising trade 4,961 4,842 (+2.5%) 5,657 (-12.3%) 4,951 (+ 0.2%)

not touching Hong Kong

Other Joans for use in Hong Kong 247,037 244,021 (+1.2%) 240,655 (+ 2.7%) 229,577 (+ 7.6%)

Other loans for use outside Hong 159,185 158,942 (+0.2%) 355,372 (+ 2.5%) 147,693 (+ 7.8%)

Kong Other Joans where th*> place of use 25,467 25,049 (+1.7%) 25,672 (- 0.8%) 20,137 (+26.5%)

is not known

All loans in HK$ 233,975 231,054 (+3.3%) 227,254 (+ 3.0%) 218,447 (+ 7.1%)

All loans in foreign currencies 236,556 234,908 (+0.7%) 231,987 (+ 2.0%) 215,760 (+ 9.6%)

Total 470,531 465,962 (+1.0%) 459,241 (+ 2.5%) 434,208 (+ 8.4%)

/TABLE 2 :

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TABLE 2 : QUARTERLY ANALYSIS OF LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG BY SECTOR - JUNE 1986

(HKjmr)

Jur 1986 Earlier quarters

(% charge to Jure 1986)

Mar 1986 D*»c 1985 Jur 1985

Marufacturirg 22,294 21,J 91 (+5.2%) 19,726 (+13.0%) 19,754 (+12.9%)

Trarsport ard trarsport equipmert 19,988 20,438 (-2.2%) 19,744 (+ 1.2%) 21,504 (- 7.0%)

Buildirg, corstructior ard property dev*5] opm^rt 36,466 37,944 (-3.9%) 40,080 (- 9.0%) 45,578 (-20.0%)

Wholesale ard retail trade 31,577 32,460 (-2.7%) 29,540 (+ 6.9%) 28,629 (+10.3%)

Firarcial corc^rrs (oth^r thar barks ard d^posit-takirg compares) Irdivtduals 21,113 19,619 (+7.6%) J9,532 ( + 8.1%) 17,568 (+20.2%)

to purchase flats ir the Home Owr^rship Scheme ard Private Sector Partictpattor Scheme 6,030 5.959 (+1.2%) 5,708 (+ 5.6%) 5,095 (+18.4%)

to purchase other resldertlal property 35,699 32,875 (+8.6%) 31,522 (+13.3%) 27,966 (+27.7%)

other purposes 24,489 23,373 (+4.8%) 22,989 (+ 6.5%) 20,443 (+19.8%)

Others 49,380 46,797 (+5.5%) 46,102 (+ 7.1%) 43,041 (+14.7%)

Total 247,037 240,655 (+2.7%) 234,943 (+ 5.1%) 229,577 (+ 7.6%)

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CHALLENGING YEAR IN FIGHT AGAINST NARCOTICS

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DESPITE THE FIFTH SUCCESSIVE BUMPER OPIUM CROP IN THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE IN 1985 RESULTING IN AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY OF ILLICIT NARCOTICS IN HONG KONG AND A LOW RETAIL PRICE OF NO. 3 HEROIN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, LARGE NUMBERS OF ADDICTS VOLUNTARILY SOUGHT AND REMAINED IN TREATMENT.

THE NUMBER OF NEWLY REPORTED DRUG ADDICTS INCREASED SLIGHTLY BY ONE PER CENT ABOVE THE LOW 1984 LEVEL. BUT THE FIGURE FOR 1985 WAS STILL LOWER THAN THE FIGURES RECORDED IN 1982 AND 1983, WHICH WAS AN INDICATION THAT THE HEROIN ABUSE SITUATION OVERALL SEEMED TO BE STABILISING.

THIS IS DISCLOSED IN THE HONG KONG NARCOTICS REPORT FOR 1985 PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN).

THE CHAIRMAN OF ACAN, PROFESSOR GERALD CHOA, SAID IN THE FOREWORD TO THE REPORT THAT THE WELL TRIED AND TESTED STRATEGY FOR THE COMBATTING DRUG ABUSE IN HONG KONG HAD BEEN IMPLEMENTED FULLY IN 1985.

+THE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE THE PUBLIC, ESPECIALLY PARENTS, TO REPORT NEIGHBOURHOOD DRUG PEDDLING ACTIVITIES LED TO A SIGNIFICANT FLOW OF USEFUL INFORMATION WHICH GREATLY ASSISTED THE WORK OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES,* HE SAID.

IN 1985, ACAN, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LAUNCHED THE STUDENTS AGAINST DRUGS MOVEMENT, ONE OF THE LARGEST ANTI-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGNS EVER HELD IN HONG KONG. MORE THAN 1 300 STUDENTS SELECTED FROM 84 SECONDARY SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN A SERIES OF COMPETITIONS DESIGNED WITH AN ANf l-NARCOTICS THEME.

+THE STUDENTS AGAINST DRUGS MOVEMENT PROVED TO BE AN OUTSTANDING SUCCESS AND THERE WAS A VERY ENCOURAGING RESPONSE TO THE BID TO INVOLVE PARENTS AND CIVIC ORGANISATIONS IN ANT I-NARCOTICS ACTIVITIES,* PROF CHOA SAID.

AS A NEW INITIATIVE, A TERRITORY-WIDE CAMPAIGN INVOLVING MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES (MAC’S) WAS LAUNCHED IN 1985 TO HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN T,HE FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS.

DURING THE YEAR, A TOTAL OF 12 432 PERSONS WERE PROSECUTED FOR DANGEROUS DRUGS OFFENCES, AN INCREASE OF 10.9 PER CENT COMPARED WITH 1984 AND REFLECTING THE INTENSIVE ENFORCEMENT ACTION TAKEN BY THE POLICE AND THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT. OF THE PERSONS PROSECUTED, 1 191 WERE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE, COMPARED WITH 1 080 IN 1984.

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THE REPORT ALSO NOTED THAT, DUE TO THE UNRELENTING VIGILANCE OF THE POLICE AND CUSTOMS, DRUG SEIZURE IN 1985 AMOUNTED TO 657 KILOGRAMS, MAINLY HEROIN. DURING THE YEAR, 24 MAJOR SMUGGLING RINGS AND SIX MANUFACTURING SYNDICATES wERE NEUTRALISED.

IN 1985, THE DANGEROUS DRUGS ORDINANCE WAS AMENDED TO INCLUDE QU INALBARBI TONE, ALSO KNOWN AS SECONAL OR LILLY 40 AS A DANGEROUS DRUG UNDER THE FIRST SCHEDULE TO PROVIDE FOR THE STRICTEST CONTROL OVER THE SUBSTANCE.

ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE, PROF CHOA SAID THAT CLOSE CO-OPERATION WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND WITH THE SPECIALISED AGENCIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATION WAS SUCCESSFULLY MAINTAINED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

A TOTAL OF 162 FOREIGN VISITORS CAME TO HONG KONG ON TRAINING ATTACHEMENTS, COURSES IN ANTI-NARCOTICS FIELD AND TO STUDY HONG KONG’S ANTI-NARCOTICS PROGRAMMES. THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT MADE ITS ELEVENTH ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION OF $100 000 TO THE UNITED NATIONS FUND FOR DRUG ABUSE CONTROL IN SUPPORT OF ITS WORLDWIDE CONTROL MEASURES.

THE 123-PAGE REPORT GIVES A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE CHANGING CHARACTERISTICS CONCERNING NARCOTICS IN HONG KONG DURING THE YEAR.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT DESCRIBED THE REPORT AS AN INFORMATIVE AND HIGHLY READABLE DOCUMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO KNOw MORE ABOUT THE PROBLEM OF NARCOTICS ADDICTION IN HONG KONG AND WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO COMBAT IT.

THE ENGLISH EDITION IS AVAILABLE AT THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, EIGHTH FLOOR, HIGH BLOCK, QUEENSwAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

THE CHINESE EDITION OF THE REPORT IS BEING PREPARED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.

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BLITZ ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES CONTINUES * * * * *

AS PART OF ITS STEPPED-UP ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON BUILDINGS THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY FOR COURT ORDERS TO CLOSE STRUCTURES IN KOWLOON AND ON HONG KONG ISLAND BEFORE DEMOLISHING THEM.

THE STRUCTURES IN KOWLOON ARE ON THE MAIN ROOF OF 142, SAI YEUNG CHOI STREET.

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AN ORDER FOR THEIR DEMOLITION WAS ORIGINALLY SERVED IN MAY LAST YEAR, BUT HAD NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

A NOTICE HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE BUILDING TODAY (FRIDAY) STATING THAT AN APPLICATION WILL BE MADE TO KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT FOR A CLOSURE ORDER ON SEPTEMBER 25, FOLLOWING WHICH THE STRUCTURES WILL BE DEMOLISHED.

ALSO TO BE DEMOLISHED IS AN ILLEGAL STRUCTURE ON THE MAIN ROOF OF 10A, MOSQUE STREET, HONG KONG.

IN THIS CASE A DEMOLITION ORDER ISSUED LAST NOVEMBER HAD BEEN IGNORED.

THE GOVERNMENT WILL APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER FROM VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT ON AUGUST 2° AND POSTED A NOTICE OF ITS INTENTION TO DO SO ON THE BUILDING TODAY.

IN BOTH CASES IT HAD BEEN DECIDED TO OBTAIN CLOSURE ORDERS FIRST SO THAT THE DEMOLITION WORK CAN BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE OCCUPIERS OR THE PUBLIC.

WORK WILL TAKE PLACE STRAIGHT AFTER THE COURT ORDERS HAVE BEEN OBTAINED.

NEW LONG SERVICE HONOUR FOR * * * * *

disciplined -ORCES

MEMBERS OF THC CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE AND THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT - TWO DISCIPLINED FORCES - WILL FROM NOW ON BE ELIGIBLE FOR A NEW KIND OF HONOUR FOR LONG AND MERITORIOUS SERVICE.

A WARRANT FOR THE INSTITUTION OF A HONG KONG DISCIPLINED SERVICES MEDAL HAS BEEN SIGNED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN ON JULY 8 THIS YEAR AND THE TERMS OF THE ROYAL WARRANT WERE GAZETTED IN HONG KONG AND LONDON TODAY (FRIDAY).

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE MEDAL WOULD BE AWARDED TO MEMBERS OF ALL RANKS IN THE TWO DISCIPLINED SERVICES WHO HAVE COMPLETED NOT LESS THAN 18 YEARS’ FULL-TIME AND CONTINUOUS

SERVICE.

+A CLASP TO THE MEDAL MAY BE AWARDED ON COMPLETION OF A TOTAL OF 25 YEARS’ QUALIFYING SERVICE AND A FURTHER CLASP ON COMPLETION OF A TOTAL OF 30 YEARS,* HE SAID.

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ANCHOR WALL AT SAI KUNG TO 3E IMPROVED * * * * *

A 60-METRE CAISSON WALL IS TO 3E 3UI LT AT NEW CLEAR WATER 3AY ROAD, SAI KUNG, TO REPLACE PART OF AN EXISTING RETAINING WALL.

BUILT IN 1981 IN THE FORM OF AN ANCHOR WALL, THE WALL PROTECTS THE SLOPE BETWEEN NEW CLEAR t'ATER BAY AND CLEAR WATER BAY ROADS.

APART FROM BRINGING THE WALL TO AN UP-TO-DATE STANDARD, THE NEW CAISSON WALL WILL BE MORE ECONOMICAL FOR MAINTENANCE IN THE LONG TERM.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT IS REALIGNMENT OR THE BOX CULVERT BETWEEN SAN SHUN STREET AND SHUN LEE TSUEN ROAD, NEAR SHUN LEE ESTATE, TO PROVIDE LAND FOR A FUTURE SWIMMING COMPLEX.

IT INVOLVES CONSTRUCTION OF 200 METRES OF SINGLE BOX CULVERT AND ABOUT 50 METRES OF CASCADE.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH WILL BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE 18 MONTHS, SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON AUGUST 22.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED BY THE DEVELOPMENT AND AIRPORT DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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CAMPAIGN TO CLEAN UP SQUATTER AREAS IN WONG TAI SIN

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A MONTH-LONG CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN WIlL BE CARRIED OUT FROM SUNDAY (AUGUST 3) IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT TO IMPROVE LIVING CONDITIONS IN THE SQUATTER AREAS.

THE CAMPAIGN WILL INCLUDE EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES, DRAINAGE CLEANSING, PEST CONTROL IN ALL SQUATTER AREAS IN THE DISTRICT, AND CLEARING OF DUMPING SITES.

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY AT 2.30 PM AT THc OPEN SPACE ADJACENT TO THE DIAMOND HILL MTR STATION.

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DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, MRS LEE LO YUK-SIM, MISS CECILIA YEUNG, MISS FOK PUI-YEE, AND THE WONG TAI SIN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (EAST), MR CHESTER KWOK, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, THERE WILL BE A DEMONSTRATION BY URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF, A BAND PARADE PERFORMANCE, AND A LITTERPICKING COMPETITION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND RESIDENTS.

THE CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED BY A WORKING GROUP SET UP RECENTLY UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD’S SQUATTER AREA COMMITTEE.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD, THE WORKING GROUP wILL ALSO CRGANISE A SINGING CONTEST, A CROSSWORD PUZZLE COMPETITION, A PICTURE-COLOURING COMPETITION AND HOUSEHOLD VISITS TO PROMOTE THE IMPORTANCE OF CLEANLINESS IN THE SQUATTER AREAS.

CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP, MRS PAULINE NG, SAID THAT THE SINGING CONTEST WAS OPEN TO PEOPLE AGED 14 AND ABOVE WHO LIVE, STUDY OR WORK IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT.

THOSE INTERESTED CAN APPLY AT THE *ONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS BRANCH OFFICES TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

APPLICATION FOR THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE AND THE PICTURE-COLOURING COMPETITION WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 15.

THE WORKING GROUP HAS ALSO ARRANGED A NUMBER OF BANNERS AND POSTERS FOR DISPLAY AT CONSPICUOUS LOCATIONS IN THE DISTRICT’S SQUATTER AREAS.

MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP WILL ALSO VISIT MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS IN SQUATTER AREAS AND DISTRIBUTE PUBLICITY PAMPHLETS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT SQUATTER AREAS CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY ON SUNDAY AT 2.30 PM AT THE OPEN SPACE AT THE JUNCTION OF SOCIAL AVENUE AND LUNG CHEUNG ROAD IN NGAU TSUEN AREA (NEAR DIAMOND HILL MTR STATION).

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COMMUNITY CENTRE CELEBRATES 26TH ANNIVERSARY X * * *

HONG KONG’S OLDEST COMMUNITY CENTRE, THE WO NG TA ! SI N CO.' >1Ua IT Y rcniTOF rci FRRATFD ITS 26TH ANNIVERSARY THIS (FRIDAY) EVtNING .HTH PERFORMANCES BY THE WONG TAI SIN CHILDREN’S CHOIR AND OTHcR GROUPo.

IT WAS THE FIRST CELEBRATION TO BE HELD SINCE MANAGEMENT OF THE CENTRE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE IN JUNE LAST YEAR, THE ACTING WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NG HON-aAH, POINTED OUT.

HE THANKED DISTRICT RESIDENTS FOR THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND TOLERENCE DURING THE TIME THE CENTRE’S REGULAR SERVICES HAD TO BE SUSPENDED TO ACCOMMODATE THE DIAMOND HILL FIRE VICTIMS.

THEIR UNDERSTANDING HAD MADE THE JOB OF MANAGING THE CENTRc.

MUCH EASIER, HE SAID.

DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, SA ID THE FACILITIES IN THE CENTRE HAD BEEN IMPROVED, AND THE RATE OF USE HAD R ISEN.

THE COMMUNITY CENTRE WAS SET UP TC PROMOTE THE WELFARE OF RESIDENTS AND IT PROVIDES GROUP AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

SFRVICFS NO? AVAILABLE INCLUDE THE SOCIAL /.ELFARE DEPARTMENT’S REHABILITATION SERVICE AND THOSE OF THE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICE.

MARY, CHINESE Y.M.C.A., WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT

VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS RUNNING SERVICES IN THE CENTRE INCLUDE THE SISTERS OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF WONG TAI SIN CHILDREN’S CHOIR, AND TH-FEDERATION OF WELFARE SERVICES FOR THE

AGED.

COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION IN SAI KUNG K * * * *

A COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FORMED IN SAI KUNG TO DEAL WITH ALL MATTERS CONCERNING PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT.

CHAIRED BY A SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MRS ANITA CHAN, THE CIVIC EDUCATION PROMOTION COMMITTEE HAS 22 MEMBERS, REPRESENTING VARIOUS WALKS OF LIFE IN THE DISTRICT AND A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

THE AIM OF THE COMMITTEE IS TO ENHANCE A SENSE OF BELONGING AMONG RESIDENTS, IN PARTICULAR THE YOUNGER GENERATION, AND TO AROUSE AN AWARENESS OF CIVIC RIGHTS AND DUTIES.

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A COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN SAID IT WAS ALSO HOPED THAT BY KNOWING MOSE ABOUT DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, RESIDENTS WOULD SHOW CONCERN TOWARD SOCIETY AND PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

+ A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD TO PROMOTE THE THEME OF CIVIC EDUCATION,* HE SAID.

+THEY INCLUDE A BLOOD DONATION DAY, A CIVIC YOUTH DAY, A GOOD CHILDREN CAMPAIGN, VARIOUS COMPETITIONS AND VISITS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL,* HE ADDED.

+A MODEL FAMILY ELECTION WILL ALSO BE HELD TO PROMOTE THE CONCEPT OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

FIVE WORKING GROUPS HAVE BEEN FORMED TO ORGANISE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES TO BE HELD BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND MAY.

THE ESTIMATED COST OF THE ACTIVITIES IS ABOUT $60 000, WHICH WILL BE MET BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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YOUNG MUSICIANS TO REPRESENT HK OVERSEAS * * * * *

MORF THAN A HUNDRED TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIANS WILL BE CARRYING THE HONG KONG COLOURS WHEN THEY PERFORM AT TWO SEPARATE CONCERTS IN JAPAN AND SINGAPORE NEXT WEEK.

FIFTY-FIVE MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONIC BAND LEFT FOR TOKYO TODAY WHILE ANOTHER 75 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH CHINESE ORCHESTRA WHO WILL BE LEAVING FOR SINGAPORE TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE OVERSEAS TOURS ARE ORGANISED ANNUALLY BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AS PART OF INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES TO WIDEN THE HORIZONS OF AMATEUR MUSICIANS AND TO GAVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE EXPOSED TO DIFFERENT AUDIENCES AND EXPERIENCES.

MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR, MRS DORIS HO, AND SIX OFFICIALS WILL BE LEADING THE CHINESE ORCHESTRA TO SINGAPORE WHILE ASSISTANT MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR, MR THOMAS WANG, AND FIVE OFFICIALS LED THE SYMPHONIC BAND TO JAPAN THIS MORNING.

THE TWO GROUPS WILL BE RETURING TO HONG KONG ON AUGUST 8 AND 12.

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NEW GREEN MINIBUS SERVICE INTRODUCED

H K * * *

GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE AND CHEUNG SHA WAN, WILL THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT

97A, PLYING BETWEEN WONDERLAND VILLAS BE INTRODUCED FROM SUNDAY (AUGUST 3), ANNOUNCED.

THE NEW SERVICE IS DESIGNED TO MEET DEMAND FOLLOWING AN INCREASE IN POPULATION AT WONDERLAND VILLAS. IT WILL ALSO PROV DE A CONVENIENT LINK TO LAI CHI KOK AND CHEUNG SHA WAN AREA INCLUDING

THE LAI CHI KOK MTR STATION.

THE ROUTE WILL OPERATE FROM 6 AM TO 11 PM AT TEN-MINUTE INTERVAL.. THE FARE WILL BE S2 PER SINGLE JOURNEY.

CLOSURE OF WUHU VEHICULAR UNDERPASS X * * * *

UNDERPASS IN HUNG HOM, LEADING FROM NORTH TO SOUTHBOUND GILLIES AVENUE, WILL

BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM DAILY FROM AUGUST 4 (MONDAY) TO AUGUST 9 TO FACILITATE MAINTENANCE WORKS.

THE WUHU

VEHICULAR

NORTHBOUND CHATHAM ROAD

TilIR I NG THE CLOSURE. MOTORISTS TRAVELLING FROM TSIM SHA TSUI, YAU MA TEI AND THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL TO HUNG HOM AREA SHOULD USE EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING ROUTES:

X CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, CHEONG WAN ROAD, ON WAN ROAD, CHEONG WAN ROAD AND GILLIES AVENUEj OR

* GASCOIGNE ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD NORTH, PAK KUNG STREET, SHUN YUNG STREET, FAT KWONG STREET AND MA TAU WAI ROAD.

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BUS-ONLY LANE, PROHIBITED ZONE IN SHA TIN * * * * *

FROM 2 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 4), THE OFFSIDE LANE OF THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF MEI TIN ROAD, SHA TIN, WILL BE DESIGNATED A BUS-ONLY LANE, 24-HOUR DAILY.

THE SECTION RUNS FROM THE JUNCTION OF MEI TIN ROAD WITH TSUEN NAM ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 70 METRES TO THE SOUTH.

NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THAT SECTION.

MEANWHILE, FROM 10 AM ON THE SAME DAY, KENG HAU ROAD IN SHA TIN WILL BE MADE A GOODS VEHICLE PROHIBITED ZONE.

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RESTRICTED ZONE ON QUEEN'S ROAD CENTRAL * * * * *

THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 244 AND 280 WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 4).

THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE ROAD REPAIR WORKS.

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

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ROAD IN SHEUNG SHU I CLOSED

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THE SAN FUNG AVENUE AND JOCKEY CLUB ROAD JUNCTION IN SHEUNG SHU I WILL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 4) FOR ROAD WORKS TO BE CARRIED OUT.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS SHOULD USE SAN FUNG AVENUE, ROAD L6, ROAD D4 AND JOCKEY CLUB ROAD.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SLIP ROAD

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THE SLIP ROAD ON THE FLYOVER AT SAN PO KONG INTERCHANGE LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST TO CHOI HUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 PM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO 8 AM ON MONDAY TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR CHOI HUNG ROAD FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST ARE ADVISED TO USE THE GROUND LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST TO CHOI HUNG ROAD.

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YUEN LONG WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES AND VILLAGES IN YUEN LONG WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 8 P^ ON MONDAY (AUGUST 4) TO 8 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT PREMISES ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD FROM TIN HA ROAD TO AU TAU= VILLAGES ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD (SAN TIN SECTION) FROM AU TAU TO SAN TIN, INCLUDING FAIRVIEW PARK' VILLAGES ALONG KAM TIN ROAD FROM AU TAU TO SHEUNG TSUEN INCLUDING SHEK KONG CAMP' VILLAGES ALONG KAM SHEUNG ROAD FROM KAM TIN ROAD TO SHEUNG TSUEN AND VILLAGES ALONG FAN K AM ROAD FROM KAM TIN ROAD TO PAT HEUNG FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT TRAINING SCHOOL.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

HONG KONG DECLARED CHOLERA INFECTED AREA....................... 1

DIFFICULT TALKS TO REACH MFA AGREEMENT ........................ 2

SEAWALL INCLUDED IN SAM KA TSUEN DEVELOPMENT .................. 3

CAMP TO TRAIN YOUTHS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES.................... 4

PRESS CONFERENCE ON CIVIC EDUCATION ........................... 5

ROAD CLOSED FOR FOOTBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ....................... 5

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE......................................... 6

HO MAN TIN WATER CUT........................................... 6

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1986

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HONG KONG DECLARED CHOLERA INFECTED AREA * * *

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) DECLARED HONG KONG TO BE A CHOLERA INFECTED AREA FOLLOWING THE CONFIRMATION OF THREE MORE CHOLERA CASES AND ONE SUSPECTED CASE IN KOWLOON. SO FAR, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CHOLERA CASE THIS YEAR IS SEVEN.

THE LAST TIME HONG KONG WAS DECLARED AN INFECTED AREA WAS IN 1979.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT THE DECISION TO DECLARE HONG KONG AN INFECTED AREA WAS NECESSARY IN VIEW OF THE OCCURRENCE OF SEVERAL CASES OF CHOLERA WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

OF THE THREE NEW CONFIRMED CASES, TWO PATIENTS ARE RESIDENTS IN KWUN TONG. THE SUSPECTED CASE IS ALO LIVING IN THE SAME DISTRICT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ALTHOUGH AT PRESENT INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS DO NOT REQUIRE TRAVELLERS TO CARRY VACCINATION CERTIFICATES, SOME INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES MAY IMPOSE VACCINATION REQUIREMENT ON THEIR ARRIVALS.

INTENDED INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS CAN OBTAIN VACCINATION AT THE TWO PORT HEALTH OFFICES OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES AND AT CENTRE POINT IN GLOUCESTER ROAD.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE BEST EFFECTIVE PREVENTIVE MEASURE AGAINST CHOLERA IS STRICT ADHERENCE TO PERSONAL, FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE. VACCINATION IS NOT AN EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTIVE MEASURE AGAINST CHOLERA. HOWEVER, FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WISH TO RECEIVE FREE VACCINATION, THEY MAY GO TO THE EIGHT DESIGNATED CLINICS AS FROM MONDAY.

THE EIGHT CLINICS ARE SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC, SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC, YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC, KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC, TAI PO CLINIC, SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC, LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC AND YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR ALARM SINCE CHOLERA IS ENDEMIC IN NEARBY COUNTRIES AND CASES ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR FROM TIME TO TIME ESPECIALLY DURING SUMMER MONTHS.

THE THREE CONFIRMED NEW CASES - ONE MAN AND TWO WOMEN -HAVE ALL BEEN CLASSIFIED AS LOCAL CASES SINCE THE PATIENT DID NOT TRAVEL ABROAD RECENTLY. THEIR CONDITIONS ARE DESCRIBED AS +POOR+ TO +FAIR+.

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THE FIRST CASE WAS A 67-YEAR-OLD MAN, A CLEANER WHO LIVES IN TSE WAN SHAN. HE WAS FIRST ADMITTED TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL ON JULY 31 AND WAS TRANSFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL ON AUGUST 1.

THE SECOND PATIENT IS A 60-YEAR-0LD WOMAN, A FACTORY WORKER IN KWUN TONG. SHE WAS FIRST ADMITTED TO UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL AND LATER TRANSFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL YESTERDAY.

THE THIRD CASE IS A 59-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WHO IS ALSO A FACTORY WORKER LIVING IN KWUN TONG. SHE WAS REFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL YESTERDAY BY A PRIVATE DOCTOR.

STAFF OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE URABN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAVE VISITED AND DISINFECTED THE HOME AND WORK PLACE OF THE FIRST PATIENT. HIS FAMILY CONTACTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN PREVENTIVE DRUGS AND ARE KEPT UNDER MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE.

MEANWHILE, HEALTH STAFF ARE ALSO VISI TNG THE HOMES AND WORK PLACES OF THE OTHER TWO PATIENTS TO GIVE THEIR CONTACTS MEDICAL CHECK UP AND TO DISINFECT THE PREMISES.

DIFFICULT TALKS TO REACH MFA AGREEMENT

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NON-STOP TALKS LASTING 26 HOURS WITHOUT PAUSE FOR SLEEP WERE REQUIRED TO REACH AGREEMENT ON THE EXTENSION OF THE MFA, THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, SAID TODAY.

HE SAID THE NEGOTIATIONS HAD BEEN +VERY DIFFICULT* AND COMMENTED: +A COMBINATION OF RESISTANCE TO THE PROPOSED EXTENSION OF COVERAGE TO NON-MFA FIBRES SUCH AS RAMIE AND SILK, AND EXPECTATIONS RAISED SOMEWHAT BY EEC STATEMENTS OF THE INTENTION TO MOVE IN A LIBERAL DIRECTION, MEANT THAT IT WAS ONLY IN THE LAST FEW HOURS THAT A COMPROMISE WAS REACHED.

+INDEED, THE TALKS RAN ON TO ABOUT MIDDAY ON FRIDAY, THOUGH SCHEDULED TO FINISH BY MIDNIGHT THURSDAY. THE LAST 26 HOURS OF TALKS WERE EFFECTIVELY NON-STOP, WITH NO PAUSES FOR SLEEP.

+WHILE THERE HAS NOT BEEN TIME FOR A DETAILED COMPARISON OF THE NEW PROTOCOL WITH THE ONE IT REPLACED, ON BALANCE - APART FROM THE EXTENSION OF COVERAGE TO VEGETABLE FIBRES AND SILK BLENDS, WHICH HONG KONG HAD ALREADY ANTICIPATED IN ITS BILATERAL AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. - I WOULD SAY THE NEW RULES ARE A MODEST IMPROVEMENT,* SAID MR MACLEOD.

/+WE ARE........

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1986

+WE ARE PARTICULARLY PLEASED THAT WE OBTAINED EXPLICIT RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE TO SO-CALLED PREDOMINANT SUPPLIERS OF STABILITY IN THE TEXTILE TRADE, AND THE NEED TO ENSURE STABILITY AND CERTAINTY THROUGHOUT THE FULL LIFE OF THEIR BILATERAL AGREEMENTS.

+WHILE THE MFA OF COURSE REMAINS AN ESSENTIALLY PROTECTIONIST AND DISCRIMINATORY DEVICE, THERE ARE NO SIGNIFICANT NEW RULES WHICH WOULD MAKE MATTERS WORSE FOR US (THOUGH SOME EXISTING RULES IN FAVOUR OF IMPORTERS ARE PERPETUATED), AND FOR THAT WE MUST BE QUIETLY THANKFUL.+

MR MACLEOD SAID THAT THE DANGERS POSED BY THE FORTHCOMING JENKINS BILL VETO OVER-RIDE VOTE WAS A FACTOR IN MANY MINDS DURING THE TALKS, AND THE VOTE WAS THE NEXT TEST HONG KONG HAD TO FACE.

THE FACT THAT THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION HAD SUCCEEDED IN GETTING AN EXTENSION OF THE MFA FOR FIVE YEARS, AND HAD BEEN AUTHORISED TO RESTRAIN SILK BLENDS AND VEGETABLE FIBRE BLENDS, SHOULD ASSIST THEM IN RESISTING PROTECTIONIST PRESSURES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MR MACLEOD WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT 12.35 PM ON FLIGHT LUFTHANSA 672. A PRESS FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED AND MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS ROOM IN THE ARRIVALS HALL AT NOON.

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SEAWALL INCLUDED IN SAM KA TSUEN DEVELOPMENT

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ENGINEERING WORKS, INCLUDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SEAWALL AT THE SAM KA TSUEN TYPHOON SHELTER, ARE DUE TO BEGIN IN OCTOBER.

THE 150-METRE PITCHED SLOPE SEAWALL IS PART OF STAGE FOUR DEVELOPMENT OF SAM KA TSUEN, NORTH OF LEI YUE MUN.

OTHER WORKS IN THE PROJECT INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF A 170-METRE-LONG TWIN-CELL BOX CULVERT, 140 METRES OF FLEXIBLE CARRIAGEWAYS AND RECLAMATION OF 1.7 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED.

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THE AREA AFFECTED IS BOUNDED BY SHUNG SHUN STREET TO THE WEST, LING NAM SAM TSUEN TO THE NORTHEAST AND SAM KA TSUEN TO THE EAST.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT SAID THAT ON COMPLETION OF THE WORKS IN ABOUT 18 MONTHS THE LAND FORMED WOULD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-STOREY CARPARK, A MARKET AND ROADS TO THE AREA.

TENDERS FOR THE SCHEME ARE BEING INVITED.

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CAMP TO TRAIN YOUTHS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES

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OVER 40 YOUNG VOLUNTEERS IN THE ISLANDS DISTRICT ARE SPENDING TODAY (SATURDAY) AND TOMORROW IN A LEADERSHIP TRAINING CAMP TO FURTHER EQUIP THEMSELVES FOR THE SERVICES OF THE DISTRICT.

THE CAMP IS PART OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMES, +1 LOVE ISLANDS*, ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MICHAEL WU, SAID CIVIC EDUCATION WOULD HELP PEOPLE KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR RIGHTS AND DUTIES.

+BY PRACTISING THESE RIGHTS AND DUTIES, PEOPLE CAN BUILD UP A HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROGRESS OF THE SOCIETY.*

HE SAID HE BELIEVED THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WITH PROPER TRAINING AND THE RIGHT IDEAS COULD SERVE SOCIETY BETTER.

MR WU SAID THE SERIES OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED UNDER THE +1 LOVE ISLANDS* PROGRAMME WOULD SERVE THESE PURPOSES AND HOPED THAT THE VOLUNTEERS WOULD HELP IMPLEMENT THEM.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON CIVIC EDUCATION * * * * *

THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY (AUGUST 4) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF ITS PLANS.

PRESENT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MRS RITA FANS CONVENOR OF THE STUDY GROUP ON GUIDELINES ON CIVIC EDUCATION, MR CHENG KAI-NAM; CONVENOR OF THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION GROUP, MR MAK HOI-WAH; CONVENOR OF THE PUBLICITY WORKING GROUP, MR GEORGE YUEN, AND CONVENOR OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCES ON CIVIC EDUCATION, MR ALLAN CHOW.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT 11 AM ON MONDAY AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

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ROAD CLOSED FOR FOOTBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

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TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE, THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KING’S ROAD BETWEEN TIN CHIU STREET AND HEALTHY STREET WEST WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM ON AUGUST 5 (TUESDAY) AND FROM 12.30 AM TO 5 AM ON AUGUST 10 (SUNDAY).

DURING THE CLOSURE, FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TIN CHIU STREET, JAVA ROAD AND MAN HONG STREET BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE * * X *

KwA I FONG STREET IN KWAI CHUNG BETWEEN KWAI TAK STREET ANu CONTAINER PORT ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 12.30 AM TO 4.30 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 5) TO FACILITATE THE INSTALLATION OF A TRANSFORMER.

TRAFFIC ON CONTAINER PORT ROAD HEADING FOR KWAI TAK STREET WILL BE DIVERTED TO KWAI TAI ROAD.

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HO MAN TIN WATER CUT * * *

FRESH QATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN HO MAN TIN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 5) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE KING’S PARK RISE, HO MAN TIN HILL ROAD, HO MAN TIN STREET, CHI MAN STREET AND 33-35 WYLIE ROAD.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DAYA BAY ISSUE TOO COMPLICATED FOR REFERENDUM................... 1

INSOLVENCY FUND MEET TNG MAJORITY OF WAGE CLAIMS ............... 3

FIRST COASTAL CYCLE TRACK OPENED ............................... 4

NEW SCHOOL TO BE BUILT ON GLENEALY SITE......................... 5

LITTER BUG PARADED IN DIAMOND HILL ..........................

NEW IDENTITY CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN 1916-1920 .................... 7

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF HARCOURT ROAD

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, 1986

DAYA BAY ISSUE TOO COMPLICATED FOR REFECENDUM * * * *

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY) THAT A REFERENDUM WOULD NOT BE A SATISFACTORY WAY TO DEAL WITH THE SUBJECT OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS AFTER THE COMMUNITY CHEST’S + BIKE FOR A MILLION*, SIR DAVID SAID: + l DON’T THINK YOU CAN DECIDE THINGS LIKE THIS BY REFERENDUM. IT’S NOT A SATISFACTORY WAY OF DEALING WITH SUCH A COMPLICATED SUBJECT

REALLY.*

ON LEGCO’S TWO FACT-FINDING MISSIONS, SIR DAVID NOTED THAT THEY HAD A VERY THOROUGH ITINERARY.

+SO I WOULD HOPE THEY WOULD COME BACK BRINGING WITH THEM THE IMPRESSIONS OF NOT SO MUCH OF EXPERTS, BUT OF THE ORDINARY CITIZENS OF HONG KONG, WHAT THEY WOULD EXPECT TO FEEL AND FIND OUT IF THEY HAD GONE ON THIS FACT-FINDING MISSION THEMSELVES,* HE SAID.

ASKED ABOUT THE VALUE OF THESE TRIPS, SIR DAVID SAID THEY WERE ESSENTIALLY FACT-FINDING TRIPS.

+THEY ARE NOT GOING AS EXPERTS. THEY’VE MADE THIS QUITE CLEAR. THEY ARE GOING AS INTELLIGENT PEOPLE, GETTING THE VIEWS OF INTELLIGENT PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRIES THAT THEY VISIT.*

SIR DAVID SAID WHEN THE DELEGATIONS COME BACK THEY WOULD MAKE A REPORT NOT ONLY TO THE GOVERNMENT BUT ALSO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

SIR DAVID DISAGREED WITH A SUGGESTION THAT THE DELEGATIONS WOULD ONLY COLLECT POSITIVE RESULTS OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS.

HE SAID: +NO, I THINK THEY HAVE MADE IT QUITE CLEAR IN VISITING AUSTRIA FOR EXAMPLE WHICH HAS IN FACT STOPPED BUILDING NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS, SO I UNDERSTAND, AND THERE IS A LOT OF CONCERN IN AUSTRIA ABOUT NUCLEAR POWER STATIONS.*

SIR DAVID SAID THE DELEGATIONS WOULD BE BACK BY ABOUT THE THIRD WEEK IN AUGUST, +SO THERE SHOULD BE PLENTY OF TIME TO HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY.

+BUT ESSENTIALLY, AS WE’VE SAID MANY TIMES BEFORE, THE POWER STATION IS NOT BEING BUILT IN HONG KONG AND IT’S NOT OUR DECISION IN HONG KONG WHETHER TO BUILD IT OR NOT.*

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ASKED WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD DO IF THE MISSIONS FOUND IT UNFAVOURABLE TO BUILD THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, SIR DAVID SAID: +l THINK WE MUST WAIT UNTIL THE TEAMS HAVE GONE ON THEIR JOURNEYS AND HAVE TALKED TO PEOPLE WHO ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THESE THINGS IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND THEN COME BACK TO HONG KONG AND REPORT TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG BEFORE WE JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS.+

IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ON AN EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED BY GOVERNMENT ON THE ISSUE, SIR DAVID SAID EDUCATION WAS ESSENTIALLY LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT THESE NUCLEAR STATIONS.

+ IT’S NOT AN EXERCISE IN INFLUENCING PEOPLE BUT IN EDUCATING PEOPLE,* HE SAID.

ASKED IF THE GOVERNMENT HAD CONTACTED THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON ITS ATTITUDE ON THIS ISSUE, SIR DAVID SAID: +l THINK WE HAVE MADE OUR POSITION CLEAR. THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY IN HIS SPEECH IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL GAVE A FULL EXPLANATION OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S POSITION WITH REGARD TO THE STATION.*

ASKED IF HE THOUGHT THAT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SHOULD HAVE MORE OFFICIAL MEMBERS, SIR DAVID SAID THERE WERE PROBLEMS IN LEGCO, AS THE PRESS MUST REALISE FROM TIME TO TIME, THAT THE OFFICIALS WHO WERE THERE WERE NOT SUFFICIENTLY WELL VERSED IN THE BACKGROUND TO THE QUESTIONS AND ALTHOUGH THEY COULD ANSWER THE MAIN QUESTION, VERY OFTEN THE INFORMATION TO DEAL WITH THE SUPPLEMENTARIES WAS NOT AT THEIR FINGER TIPS.

+SO IT WOULD BE HELPFUL PARTICULARLY IN SOME SUBJECT AREAS TO HAVE ONE OR TWO OR THREE MORE OFFICIALS IN LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.*

ASKED IF MORE OFFICIALS WOULD BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN THE NEXT SESSION, HE SAID: +WE’LL HAVE TO SEE,* ADDING THAT HE UNDERSTAND SOME MEMBERS WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE THAT BROUGHT UP BEFORE THE REVIEW AND BEFORE THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ASSEMBLES IN 1988 AT THE END OF THIS TERM.

HE SAID IT WOULD DEPEND VERY MUCH ON THE OPINION OF THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL, THE APPOINTED MEMBERS AND THE ELECTED MEMBERS.

+IT THEY ARE GENERALLY SATISFIED WITH THE LEVEL OF OFFICIAL REPRESENTATION AT THE MOMENT, THEN I DON’T THINK THE GOVERNMENT WOULD WISH TO PUSH IT.*

HE SAID HE WOULD SEEK THE COUNCILLORS’ VIEWS ON THIS.

+WE ARE IN CONSTANT COMMUNICATION,* HE SAID.

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INSOLVENCY FUND MEETING MAJORITY OF WAGE CLAIMS *****

THE EXISTING PREFERENTIAL LIMIT OF $8 OOO IN RESPECT OF WAGE CLAIMS NOT EXCEEDING FOUR MONTHS IS PROVIDING ADEQUATE PROTECTION FOR MOST EMPLOYEES.

THIS WAS STATED IN THE FIRST ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY FUND PUBLISHED RECENTLY.

ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, 8 159 APPLICANTS FOR EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS WERE RECEIVED FROM EMPLOYEES OF 321 INSOLVENCY CASES DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD ENDED MARCH THIS YEAR.

OF THESE, ONLY 50 APPLICANTS WERE OWED WAGES OF MORE THAN FOUR MONTHS WHILE 6 809 WERE OWED WAGES OF ONE MONTH, 1 047 UP TO TWO MONTHS, 184 UP TO THREE MONTHS AND 69 UP TO FOUR MONTHS.

AS FOR WAGE CLAIMS, 6 732 CASES WERE BELOW THE LEVEL OF $4 000, 671 CASES BETWEEN $4 001 AND $6 000, 309 CASES BETWEEN $6 001 AND $8 000, AND 447 CASES ABOVE THE PREFERENTIAL LIMIT OF $8 000.

THE REPORT NOTED THAT BY MARCH 31, 1986, 5 890 APPLICANTS WERE PAID $13.5 MILLION. IN FACT, IT POINTED OUT, PROMPT PAYMENTS COULD BE EFFECTED IF DETAILED AND UP-TO-DATE WAGE AND EMPLOYMENT RECORDS WERE KEPT BY INSOLVENT EMPLOYERS AND MADE READILY AVAILABLE FOR VERIFICATION BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP AND MAINTAIN A RECORD AT ALL TIMES SETTING OUT THE WAGE AND EMPLOYMENT PARTICULARS OF EACH WORKER EITHER AT THE EMPLOYER’S PLACE OF BUSINESS OR AT THE PLACE WHERE THE WORKER IS EMPLOYED.

IT SHOULD CONTAIN SUCH INFORMATION AS THE WORKER’S NAME, IDENTITY CARD NUMBER, JOB TITLE, WAGES PAID TO HIM, WAGE PERIOD, AMOUNT OF END OF YEAR PAYMENT, NOTICE PERIOD AND DATES OF COMMENCEMENT AND TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT.

THE RECORD SHOULD COVER THE PERIOD OF THE WORKER’S EMPLOYMENT DURING THE PRECEDING SIX MONTHS AND MUST ALSO BE RETAINED FOR ANOTHER SIX MONTHS AFTER THE WORKER CEASES TO BE EMPLOYED.

ANOTHER FEATURE OF THE REPORT SHOWED THAT OF THE 8 159 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IN THE YEAR UNDER REVIEW, 2 890 WERE FILED BY WORKERS IN THE ELECTRICAL MACHINERY-APPLIANCES INDUSTRY, 2 239 IN RESTAURANTS-HOTELS, 1 617 IN THE CLOTHING-TEXTILES INDUSTRY, 296 IN THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES, AND 229 IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

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THE REPORT ALSO REVEALED THAT OF THE 321 INSOLVENCY CASES, 225 HAD AN EMPLOYMENT SIZE OF LESS THAN 20 WORKERS, 82 HAD BETWEEN 20 AND 99 WORKERS, AND 14 HAD MORE THAN 100 WORKERS.

AT THE END OF THE YEAR, THE BOARD HAD INITIATED ACTION TO RECOVER PAYMENTS BY FILING PROOF OF DEBT IN RESPECT OF 50 INSOLVENCY CASES WITH THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER AND SIX WITH PRIVATE RECEIVERS.

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A CYCLE TRACK-FOOTPATH ALONG THE SEAWARD SIDE OF TOLO HIGHWAY WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TO THE PUBLIC TODAY (SUNDAY) AFTER THE +BIKE FOR A MILLION-*- EVENT ORGANISED BY THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, OFFICIATED AT THE EVENT WHICH TOOK PLACE AT THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

THE 4.4-METRE-WIDE COMBINED CYCLE TRACK AND FOOTPATH EXTENDS FOR 7.3 KILOMETRES ALONGSIDE THE HIGHWAY FROM NEAR THE RACECOURSE AT SHA TIN TO ISLAND HOUSE AT TAI PO.

CYCLISTS AND PEDESTRIANS CAN ENJOY THE SCENIC SEASCAPE OF TOLO HARBOUR WHILE RIDING OR STROLLING AGAINST A BACKDROP OF THE PAT SIN RANGE AND MA ON SHAN.

THE LANDSCAPED TRACK IS SEPARATED FROM THE CARRIAGEWAY BY A SAFETY FENCE AND IN SOME PLACES IS ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL.

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

THE TRACK ALSO FORMS THE LINK BETWEEN THE CYCLE TRACK NETWORKS OF THE TWO NEW TOWNS.

BUILT AS PART OF THE $700 MILLION TOLO HIGHWAY PROJECT, IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED BY THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT. THE HIGHWAY WAS OPENED TO TRAFFIC LAST SEPTEMBER.

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NEW SCHOOL TO BE BUILT ON GLENEALY SITE *****

A NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL WILL BE BUILT ON THE SITE OF GLENEALY SCHOOL IN HORNSEY ROAD ON HONG KONG ISLAND, REPLACING ONE WHICH WAS DEMOLISHED SOME YEARS AGO.

PLANS FOR THE FIVE-STOREY SCHOOL, WHICH HONG KONG LAND GROUP HAS APPLIED TO BUILD, WERE APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (B.O.O.) IN JUNE.

BESIDES CLASSROOMS, THE SCHOOL ON THE 2 2OO-SQUARE-METRE SITE WILL HAVE A LIBRARY, MEDICAL ROOM, CHANGING ROOM, GENERAL OFFICE, ASSEMBLY HALL, PLAYGROUND, NETBALL COURT, CAR PARK, PUMP ROOM AND CARETAKER’S QUARTERS.

THE PLANS ARE ACCEPTABLE TO THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS’ FOUNDATION (ESF).

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

ALSO APPROVED IN JUNE WERE PLANS FOR AN 18-CLASSR00M ESF SCHOOL AT SHA TIN.

IT WILL BE BUILT ON A 14 290-SQUARE-METRE SITE BETWEEN SUI WO ROAD AND SUI WO LANE.

THE FOUR-STOREY STRUCTURE WILL INCLUDE AN ASSEMBLY HALL, PLAYGROUND, LIBRARY AND BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL COURTS.

A TOTAL OF 39 PLANS WERE APPROVED DURING THE MONTH, WITH MORE THAN HALF - 22 - BEING APARTMENT OR APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL PROJECTS.

THEY INCLUDED TWO FACTORY BLOCKS AND A DANGEROUS GOODS STORE ON TSING Yl FOR SWIRE PACIFIC LIMITED? AN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OF 13 STOREYS AT THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER PORT FOR HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL TERMINALS LIMITED » AND A TRANSPOSER BUILDING AT SHA TAU KOK FOR ASIA TELEVISION LIMITED.

ALSO APPROVED WERE FOUR APARTMENT BLOCKS AT DISCOVERY BAY FOR HONG KONG RESORT COMPANY LIMITED.

THE NUMBER OF NEW BUILDING PLANS SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL WAS 55.

IN THE SAME MONTH, THE B.O.O. GAVE APPROVAL FOR WORK TO BEGIN ON 37 NEW BUILDING PROJECTS OF WHICH 20 WERE APARTMENT OR APARTMENTCOMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS. INCLUDED WAS A 132-R00M HOTEL IN KIMBERLEY ROAD, KOWLOON.

A TOTAL OF 38 COMPLETED BUILDINGS WERE CERTIFIED FOR OCCUPATION.

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CONSENT TO DEMOLISH WAS GIVEN IN 16 INSTANCES, AFFECTING 22 BUILDINGS.

TMF DANGEROUS BUILDINGS SECTION CARRIED OUT 345 INSPECTIONS AND RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 77 COMPLAINTS; THE CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION RECEIVED 491 COMPLAINTS ABOUT ILLEGAL BUILDING WORKS AND CHANGES OF USE AND CARRIED OUT 879 INSPECTIONS.

THE COST OF NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED DURING THE MONTH WAS ABOUT $5.67BILLION, OF WHICH ABOUT $5.3 BILLION WAS FOR BUILDINGS ON HONG KONG ISLAND. THIS BRINGS THE TOTAL SO FAR THIS YEAR TO ABOUT $9.8 BILLION.

LITTER BUG PARADED IN DIAMOND HILL

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KAIFONGS AND VOLUNTARY WORKERS IN WONG TAI SIN TODAY (SUNDAY) PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE DIAMOND HILL SQUATTER AREAS TO EXPOSE THE +LITTER BUG+ (LAP SAP CHUNG) TO RESIDENTS.

THE PARADE WAS ONE OF THE PROGRAMMES IN THE OPENING CEREMONY TO LAUNCH THE DISTRICT’S SQUATTER AREA CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN.

CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S SQUATTER AREA COMMITTEE, MRS LEE LO YUK-SIM, SAID THE CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN WOULD LAST ABOUT A MONTH.

THE CAMPAIGN IS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT AND SANITATION OF SQUATTER AREAS IN THE DISTRICT, SHE SAID.

MRS LEE URGED RESIDENTS TO CLEAN DRAINAGES REGULARLY AND TO AVOID DUMPING RUBBISH.

BANNERS AND POSTERS WERE PUT UP IN THE SQUATTER AREAS TO REMIND RESIDENTS OF THE CLEANLINESS MESSAGE.

A SINGING CONTEST, A CROSSWORD PUZZLE AND PICTURE-COLOURING COMPETITIONS WOULD ALSO BE ORGANISED FOR RESIDENTS DURING THE MONTH.

IN ADDITION TO EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES, THE CAMPAIGN WORKING GROUP WOULD EMPLOY PRIVATE CONTRACTORS TO CLEAN CHOKED DRAINAGES AND URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF WOULD CARRY OUT PEST CONTROL IN ALL SQUATTER AREAS IN THE DISTRICT.

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DUMPING SITES WOULD ALSO BE CLEARED.

MRS LEE SAID MEMBERS OF AREA COMMITTEES WOULD HELP TO IDENTIFY AND REPORT RUBBISH BLACKSPOTS IN THEIR AREAS.

WONG TAI SIN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (EAST), MR CHESTER KWOK SAID THE CAMPAIGN WAS CARRIED OUT WITH THE CONCERTED EFFORTS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE WORKING GROUP, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES IN THE SQUATTER AREAS, AREA COMMITTEES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED.

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NEW IDENTITY CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN 1916-1920

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WOMEN BORN IN 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919 AND 1920 ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS BETWEEN TOMORROW (MONDAY) AND

AUGUST 30.

WOMEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR OLD I.D. CARDS AND CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW I.D. CARD ISSUE OFFICES.

THEY CAN ALSO MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN SERVICE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE OFFICE OF THEIR CHOICE BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AND BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON ON SATURDAY.

+T0 COMPLETE THE BOOKING PROCEDURE, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE THEIR PERSONAL PARTICULARS SUCH AS NAME, I.D. CARD NUMBER AND YEAR OF BIRTH,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE ADDRESSES OF THE ISSUE OFFICES AND THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ARE:

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, 5-747070

WAN CHAI.

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, SECOND 3-7553679

FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 3-7232442

SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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TSUEN WAN : EAST ASIA COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET. 0-4981259

SHA TIN : SHA TIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG POK STREET. □-6059108

YUEN LONG : HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD. 0-793291

TUEN MUN : CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN. 0-4580862

SHEUNG SHUI • TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HU 1. 0-927155

THESE OFFICES ARE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM, MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AS APPLICANTS IN THE COMING PHASE ARE BETWEEN 66-70 YEARS OLD, SOME OF THEM MIGHT BE IN POOR HEALTH, AND IT COULD CAUSE THEM A GREAT DEAL OF HARDSHIP AND INCONVENIENCE TO GO TO THE ISSUE OFFICES.

HE POINTED OUT THAT UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULATIONS, PERSONS WHO ARE AGED, BLIND OR INFIRMED, AND WHO CAN SATISFY THE COMMISSIONER OF REGISTRATION THAT THEIR PERSONAL ATTENDANCE FOR REGISTRATION WILL INJURE THEIR HEALTH OR THE HEALTH OF OTHERS, ARE NOT REQUIRED TO REGISTER OR APPLY FOR THE ISSUE OF AN IDENTITY CARD.

+IN THESE CASES, THEY MAY APPLY IN WRITING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION TO BE ISSUED TO THEM,* HE SAID.

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION OFFICE ON 3-7333111.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED APPLICANTS TO ASCERTAIN THEIR YEARS OF BIRTH BEFORE MAKING THEIR VISITS TO AN ISSUE OFFICE.

+ IF IN DOUBT, THEY ARE ADVISED TO BRING ALONG THEIR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS SUCH AS PASSPORTS OR CERTIFICATES OF IDENTITY,* HE SAID.

+THOSE WHO MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN GIVING THEIR EXACT ADDRESSES VERBALLY SHOULD ARRANGE TO HAVE THEM WRITTEN OUT BEFOREHAND.*

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT NO AMNESTY WOULD BE GRANTED TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

+ONCE DETECTED, THEY WILL BE REPATRIATED,* HE SAID.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

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MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

USD CONTINUES CRACKDOWN ON UNHYGIENIC FOOD OUTLETS .... 1

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

CIVIC EDUCATION OBJECTIVES OUTLINED ................... 6

SEMINAR TO PROMOTE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME ......... 9

RESITE AREA BEING BUILT FOR HOI PA VILLAGERS .......... 10

PHILATELIC EXHIBITION FOR NORTH DISTRICT .............. 11

INVITATION FOR ANNUAL TOLO HARBOUR SWIM ............... 11

DETAILS OF TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME ................... 12

SPORTS NURTURE SCHEME OPENING ......................... 13

MEDIA BRIEFING ........................................ 13

WATER STORAGE FIGURE .................................. 13

MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 1986

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USD CONTINUES CRACKDOWN ON UNHYGIENIC FOOD OUTLETS *******

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY CONTINUED ITS CRACKDOWN ON UNHYGIENIC FOOD OUTLETS IN AN EFFORT TO ELIMINATE POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CHOLERA.

+SURPRISE RAIDS AGAINST ILLEGAL COOKED-FOOD STALLS WERE CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S THREE GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS AT THE JUNCTION OF TSUN YIP STREET AND HUNG TO ROAD AND AT THE ADJACENT AREAS IN KWUN TONG,+ SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

HE SAID THE GD TEAMS WERE HEADED BY ONE CHIEF HEALTH INSPECTOR AND COMPRISED SOME 60 MEMBERS.

AS A RESULT OF THE RAIDS, SUMMONSES WERE SERVED TO TWO HAWKERS WHO ARE EXPECTED TO BE CHARGED WITH HAWKING WITHOUT A LICENCE AND SELLING RESTRICTED FOOD,+ HE SAID.

DURING TODAY’S RAIDS, MORE THAN 100 KILOGRAMMES COMPRISING 40 ITEMS OF COOKED FOOD WERE CONFISCATED AND THEY WOULD BE SENT TO THE PATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE FOR ANALYSIS.

IN ADDITION, TWO COOKED-FOOD HANDCARTS WERE SEI ZED.+

SPECIAL GENERAL DUTIES TEAM SQUADS HAVE ALSO BEEN FORMED WITH THE PRIME TASK OF STAMPING OUT ILLEGAL HAWKERS SELLING COOKED FOOD AND NON-BOTTLED DR INKS.+

MEANWHILE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, THE DEPARTMENT’S HEALTH INSPECTORS WERE ALSO STEPPING UP CHECKS ON FOOD-SELLING OUTLETS AND PLACES WHERE FOOD WAS PREPARED SO AS TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE LIGHT OF THE RECENT OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA.

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PRICE, VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF MAY EXTERNAL TRADE X X X * X

STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT INDICATED THAT THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 6 PER CENT IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1986 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS, HOWEVER, DECLINED BY 3 PER CENT. THERE WAS THEREFORE AN OVERALL INCREASE OF 2 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS.

IMPORTS INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS. ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS REMAINED UNCHANGED WHILE THOSE OF RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 1 PER CENT, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS PRICES REMAINED UNCHANGED.

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PRICES OF IMPORTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, ROSE BY 3 PER CENT. AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF THE TOTAL EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO THE IMPORT PRICE INDEX) DROPPED BY 3 PER CENT.

COMPARING MAY 1986 WITH MAY 1985, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 13 PER CENT AND 4 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. HENCE, TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY 9 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

IMPORT VOLUME ALSO INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT. ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 1 PER CENT, RE-EXPORT PRICES INCREASED BY 2 PER CENT WHILE IMPORT PRICES ROSE BY 5 PER CENT.

PRICES ARE BASED ON UNIT VALUES WHICH DO NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT CHANGES IN THE COMPOSITION OR QUALITY OF GOODS TRADED, EXCEPT FOR SOME SELECTED COMMODITIES FOR WHICH SPECIFICATION PRICE INDEXES ARE COMPILED. THE VOLUME OF TRADE IS DERIVED FROM TRADE VALUES BY DISCOUNTING THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF COMPARISON TO THE 12 MONTHS ENDING MAY 1986 WITH THE 12 MONTHS ENDING MAY 1985, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY 1 PER CENT, WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT, GIVING AN INCREASE OF 2 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS.

THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 4 PER CENT. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, PRICES OF RE-EXPORTS REMAINED UNCHANGED WHILE THOSE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND IMPORTS BOTH DROPPED BY 1 PER CENT.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP FOR MAY 1986 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

AS CAN BE SEEN FROM TABLE 1, DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES OF SOME COMMODITY GROUPS FELL IN MAY 1986 COMPARED WITH MAY 1985. THESE INCLUDED RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-11 PER CENT); DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-5 PER CENT); METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-4 PER CENT); TEXTILE FABRICS (-2 PER CENT) AND TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-1 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES WERE, HOWEVER, RECORDED FOR WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+7 PER CENT); TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (+7 PER CENT); TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (+4 PER CENT); FOOTWEAR (+3 PER CENT); ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+1 PER CENT) AS WELL AS METAL MANUFACTURES (+1 PER CENT).

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THE DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED IN MAY 1986 COMPARED WITH MAY 1985, INCLUDING TEXTILE FABRICS (+40 PER CENT); TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (+31 PER CENT); TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+28 PER CENT); RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (+21 PER CENT)5 FOOTWEAR (+21 PER CENT)5 WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+21 PER CENT); CLOTHING (+14 PER CENT); METAL MANUFACTURES (+10 PER CENT) AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+6 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-29 PER CENT) ; DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-14 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (-4 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR MAY 1986 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 2.

AS PRESENTED IN TABLE 2, IMPORT PRICES OF SOME END-USE CATEGORIES ROSE IN MAY 1986 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1985, RANGING FROM 3 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 17 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT PRICES OF FUELS AND FOODSTUFFS DECREASED BY 36 PER CENT AND 1 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

MANY OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS INCREASED IN VOLUME TERMS IN MAY 1986 COMPARED WITH MAY 1985. SIGNIFICANT GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN VEGETABLES 5 WHEAT AND FLOUR’ LIVE POULTRY'5 TEA AND COFFEE; FISH AND FISH PREPARATIONS MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS SUGAR AS WELL AS FRUIT.

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR CEREALS AND CEREAL PREPARATIONS, OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR ANIMALS OF THE BOVINE SPECIES AS WELL AS SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MANY CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TOBACCO MANUFACTURES ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; WATCHES'. CLOTHING AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MADE-UP ARTICLES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS. HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR PASSENGER MOTOR CARS AS WELL AS CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHT APPARATUS AND SUPPLIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES ROSE IN MAY 1986 COMPARED WITH MAY 1985. THE MAJOR INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN COTTON YARN AND THREAD-; WOVEN COTTON FABRICS'; DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS'. YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES AS WELL AS SILK FABRICS.

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DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE MAINLY NOTED FOR WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR; BASE METALS, EXCLUDING IRON AND STEEL AS WELL AS WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK.

IMPORTS OF FUELS DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS IN MAY 1986 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1985.

IN THE CAPITAL GOODS CATEGORY, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF SOME COMMODITIES DECREASED IN MAY 1986 WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1985, THE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT- CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY AND OFFICE MACHINES. INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR TEXTILE MACHINERY AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY.

THE CHANGES IN THE VALUE, UNIT VALUE AND VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY FOR MAY 1986 AS COMPARED WITH MAY 1985 ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 3.

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF MOST END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN MAY 1986 WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1985, RANGING FROM 7 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 198 PER CENT FOR FUELS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS DECREASED BY 36 PER CENT.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE MAY 1986 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS* AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE NEXT WEEK AT $2.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION TO THIS REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL: 5-214375) AND ENQUIRIES ON TRADE INDEXES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL: 5-444584).

TABLE 1: INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP COMPARING JAN-MAY 1986 COMPARI NG MAY 1986

COMMODITY GROUP WITH JAN-MAY 1985 VALUE % WITH MAY 1985 UNIT VALUE % VOLUME 96

VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME %

CLOTHING 10 -1 11 14 * 14

TEXTILE FABRICS 25 -4 30 37 -2 40

TEXTILE YARN AND 17 -3 21 27 -1 28

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TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES 11 -1 12 36 4 31

RADIOS OF ALL KINDS -5 -10 6 8 •11 21

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS 1 6 -5 7 1 6

FOOTWEAR 14 1 13 24 3 21

METAL MANUFACTURES 5 * 5 12 1 10

METAL ORES AND SCRAP -35 -5 -32 -32 -4 -29

WATCHES AND CLOCKS 27 3 23 30 7 21

TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES -9 6 -14 2 7 -4

DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES -19 -8 -12 -18 -5 -14

ALL COMMODITIES 7 X 6 14 1 13

NOTE: * I NS I GN I Fl CANT, I.E. LESS THAN 0. 5 PER CENT.

TABLE 2: INCREASES IN IMPORTS BY END- ■USE CATEGORY

COMPARING JAN-MAY 1986 WITH JAN-MAY 1985 UNIT VALUE VALUE VOLUME END-USE CATEGORY % % % FOODSTUFFS 14 -3 17 CONSUMER GOODS 12 8 3 COMPARING MAY 1986 WITH MAY 1985 UNIT VALUE - VALUE VOLUME % % % 15 -1 17 28 11 16

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RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES 11 1 11 21 3 18

FUELS -8 -22 19 -39 -36 -3

CAPITAL GOODS -5 14 -17 2 17 -13

ALL COMMODITIES 8 3 5 16 5 10

TABLE 3i INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY

COMPARING JAN-MAY 1986 WITH JAN-MAY 1985 COMPARING MAY 1986 WITH MAY 1985

END-USE CATEGORY VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME % UNIT VALUE VALUE % % VOLUME %

FOODSTUFFS 33 1 32 45 1 43

CONSUMER GOODS 2 3 -1 20 3 17

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES 3 -4 7 5 -1 7

FUELS 74 -23 127 96 -34 198

CAPITAL GOODS -28 9 -34 -29 10 -36

ALL COMMODITIES -2 1 -3 6 2 4

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CIVIC EDUCATION OBJECTIVES OUTLINED

* * * *

THE INITIAL OBJECTIVES IN THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN HONG KONG SHOULD FOCUS ON ENHANCING THE PUBLIC’S CONCERN, AWARENESS AND PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MRS RITA FAN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

♦ THE OBJECTIVES SHOULD ALSO BE MAINLY CONCERNED WITH DEVELOPING THE PUBLIC’S ABILITY TO THINK INDEPENDENTLY, PROMOTING THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR TRADITION AND CULTURE, AND HELPING THEM TO CULTIVATE A SENSE OF BELONGING TO HONG KONG SO THAT THEY WILL WANT TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS TO THE FUTURE OF THE SOCIETY,* SHE SAID.

/SPEAKING AT

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SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MRS FAN SAID THAT THE OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE FORMULATED BY THE COMMITTEE WERE MEANT FOR THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN, AND WERE BY NO MEANS HARD AND FAST RULES BINDING ALL PARTIES CONCERNED.

+THE SPIRIT OF THE COMMITTEE IS TO STIMULATE AND TO ENCOURAGE, RATHER THAN TO DIRECT OR TO INSTRUCT INDIVIDUALS OR ORGANISATIONS IN THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION,+ SHE SAID.

THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION WHICH WAS SET UP IN MAY THIS YEAR WOULD CONTINUE TO EXPLORE THE ISSUE THROUGH REGULAR REVIEWS SO THAT IT WOULD KEEP UP WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNITY.

TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION, "HE COMMITTEE WAS PROVIDED WITH FUNDS TOTALLING $750 000 OF WHICH ^250 000 WILL BE USED TO SUBSIDISE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES PROJECTS ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

FUTURE PLANS ALSO INCLUDE A MAJOR CONFERENCE ON CIVIC EDUCATION TO BE HELD EARLY NEXT YEAR, A TERRITORY-WIDE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN FEATURING ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF DAILY LIFE, A SURVEY OF PUBLIC VIEWS ON CIVIC EDUCATION BY AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH COMPANY AND THE COMPILATION OF A SET OF REFERENCE MATERIAL FOR USE BY THE PUBLIC.

AS THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC EDUCATION LIES IN ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATION, MRS FAN HOPED THAT THE PUBLIC WOULD TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN ORGANISING VARIOUS ACTIVITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

SHE ALSO CALLED ON ORGANISATIONS INTERESTED IN PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION TO HELP PROVIDE RESOURCES FOR ORGANISING VARIOUS ACTIVITIES ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE WERE THE CONVENORS OF THE FOUR WORKING GROUPS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

ELABORATING ON THE OBJECTIVES OF CIVIC EDUCATION, THE CONVENOR OF THE STUDY GROUP ON GUIDELINES FOR CIVIC EDUCATION, MR CHENG KAI-NAM, SAID THE BASIC CONTENT AND SCOPE OF CIVIC EDUCATION SHOULD ENABLE THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND AND PRACTISE +RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP-*-; TO UNDERSTAND THE MAJOR ELEMENTS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED IN MAKING HONG KONG AN OPEN, COSMOPOLITAN AND MODERN SOCIETY, SUCH AS THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND LEGAL SYSTEMS.

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IT SHOULD ALSO ENABLE THE PUBLIC TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICS THUS ENHANCING THE IDEA OF FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, THE RULE OF LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE ! TO UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN HONG KONG IN THE FUTURE, AND THE ASSOCIATED CHANGES AND CHALLENGES AND TO UNDERSTAND CHINA’S PAST AND PRESENT, TO COMPREHEND HER TRADITION AND CULTURE AND TO BE CONCERNED FOR HER FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

HE REITERATED THAT THERE WAS NO NEED TO INSIST ON A UNIFORM STARTING POINT AND DEPTH OF THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION. HE BELIEVED THAT WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME, THE PUBLIC WOULD EVENTUALLY REACH A COMMON CONSENSUS.

HE SAID THE STUDY GROUP WAS PLANNING A TERRITORY-WIDE SURVEY OF PUBLIC VIEWS WHICH WOULD BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE CONDUCTED AMONG ALL SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY.

THE AIM OF THE SURVEY WAS TO ASCERTAIN THE LEVEL OF PUBLIC AWARENESS ON CIVIC EDUCATION OF 1 OOO RESPONDENTS SELECTED FROM DIFFERENT WALKS OF LIFE.

ON THE PUBLICITY SIDE, CONVENOR OF THE PUBLICITY WORKING GROUP, MR GEORGE YUEN, SAID THE CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WAS ONE OF GOVERNMENT’S MAJOR CAMPAIGNS THIS YEAR.

THE WORKING GROUP PLANS TO INCULCATE THE CORRECT CONCEPT OF CIVIC AWARENESS VIA PUBLICITY THROUGH THE MASS MEDIA AND DEVISE A COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION SCHEME TO ENCOURAGE VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS TO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

SOME CIVIC-ORIENTED ANNOUNCEMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST (API’S) WOULD BE PRODUCED BY INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT INCLUDING FOUR 60-SECOND API’S AND A 90-SEC0ND MUSIC VIDEO FOR THE CAMPAIGN.

THE FOUR API’S WOULD INFORM THE PUBLIC HOW A CITIZEN COULD, THROUGH EXISTING CHANNELS SUCH AS OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND REFLECT HIS VIEWS ON LIVING CONDITIONS AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS TO DISTRICT BOARDS, URBAN COUNCIL, REGIONAL COUNCIL, AND UMELCO.

THE MUSIC VIDEO WOULD FEATURE THE THEME SONG OF THE CAMPAIGN SUNG BY WELL-KNOWN SINGERS MICHAEL KWAN, ALBERT AU AND LOWELL LO.

EXPLAINING THE SUBSIDY SCHEME FOR CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECTS, CONVENOR OF THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION GROUP, MR MAK HOI-WAH, SAID THE COMMITTEE HAD SET ASIDE A TOTAL OF $250 000 FOR THE SCHEME.

/THE MAXIMUM .......

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THE MAXIMUM GRANT PER PROJECT WAS $10 000 AND THE PROJECT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE END OF FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR. DUE TO LIMITED RESOURCES, THE SUBSIDY SCHEME WILL NOT BE APPLIED TO SCHOOL PROJECTS HELD SOLELY FOR STUDENTS NOR PROJECTS ALREADY SPONSORED BY OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, DISTRICT BOARDS OR URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL, HE SAID.

IN DECIDING THE SUBSIDY, EACH APPLICATION WILL BE ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THE CONTENT OF THE PROJECT, TARGET GROUP, NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS, FEASIBILITY OF THE PROJECT, THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REQUIRED AND THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAMME, HE ADDED.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 30 AND SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WOULD RECEIVE AN ADVANCE PAYMENT OF 50 PER CENT OF THE SUBSIDY. APPLICATION FORMS TOGETHER WITH DETAILS OF APPLICATION PROCEDURES ARE OBTAINABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS THE CONVENOR OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE ON CIVIC EDUCATION, MR ALLAN CHOW. HE SAID THE CONFERENCE WOULD BE HELD IN FEBRUARY WITH THE THEME OF +CIVIC EDUCATION - ITS DIRECTION AND SIGNIFICANCE*.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CONFERENCE WAS TO IMPROVE PEOPLE’S UNDERSTANDING OF CIVIC EDUCATION, TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE FROM VARIOUS DIFFERENT SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS AND SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES AND MOST IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR DISCUSSING AND FORMULATING FUTURE STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION, MR CHOW SAID.

+PARTICI PANTS WILL COME FROM A WIDE RANGE OF BACKGROUNDS INCLUDING EDUCATIONALISTS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE COUNCILS, URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS AND DISTRICT BOARDS,+ HE ADDED.

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SEMINAR TO PROMOTE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME

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A SEMINAR ON THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 6) EVENING IN THE SHEK KIP MEI COMMUNITY HALL, NAM CHEONG STREET, KOWLOON.

THE SEMINAR IS ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE IN ORDER TO PROMOTE THE SCHEME AMONG RESIDENTS.

/SHAM SHUT ........

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SHAM SHU I PO POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR PAANG KUI-SAN, WILL SPEAK ON THE AIMS AND CONTENT OF THE SCHEME, AND THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VIDEO PRESENTATION AND A DEMONSTRATION OF AN ELECTRONIC ALARM SYSTEM.

RESIDENTS WHO ATTEND THE SEMINAR ARE WELCOME TO RAISE QUESTIONS AND PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSIONS.

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME IN SHAM SHU I PO STARTED IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR, WITH FOUR HOUSING ESTATE BLOCKS AND ONE PRIVATE BUILDING BEING INVOLVED IN PHASE ONE.

ANOTHER FIVE BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR PHASE TWO, WHICH IS NOW BEING LAUNCHED. THE BUILDING ARE BLOCK 42 OF SHEK KIP MEI ESTATE, BLOCK 6 OF UN CHAU STREET ESTATE, YAN Ol HOUSE OF LI CHENG UK ESTATE, AMPLE BUILDING, AND LEUNG CHAU BUILDING.

NOTE TO ED I TORSs

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME SEMINAR TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY IN SHEK KIP MEI COMMUNITY HALL, NAM CHEONG STREET, SHAM SHU I PO, KOWLOON. IT WILL START AT 8.30 PM.

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RESITE AREA BEING BUILT FOR HOI ?A VILLAGERS

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CONSTRUCTION OF TWO FOOTBRIDGES AND SITES FORMATION WORK WILL SOON BE CARRIED OUT IN TSUEN WAN.

THE FOOTBRIDGES WILL BE ACROSS CASTLE PEAK ROAD AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH SAI LAU KOK ROAD AND KIN MING STREET TO PROVIDE DIRECT AND SAFE PEDESTRIAN ACCESS BETWEEN FUK LOI ESTATE AND NEARBY PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS AND THE MTR STATION.

WILL BE FORMED AT SAN INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

AND WHOSE HOMES WERE CLEARED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

ABOUT 1.3 HECTARES OF RESITE AREA TSUEN PAI NEAR SHEK WAI KOK ESTATE FOR PREVIOUSLY LIVING AT CHUNG ON STREET, BY GOVERNMENT AS PART OF THE NEW TOWN

THE PROJECT DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

WILL ALSO INCLUDE PROVISION OF ASSOCIATED AND MINOR SLOPE WORK.

TENDERS FOR THE 12-MONTH PROJECT ARE BEING INVITED BY THE TSUEN WAN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE AND WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER.

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PHILATELIC EXHIBITION FOR NORTH DISTRICT

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A NORTH DISTRICT PHILATELIC EXHIBITION, HIGHLIGHTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF POSTAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG, WILL BE STAGED AT THE CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY HALL STARTING ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 6).

THE THREE-DAY EXHIBITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE SHA TAU KOK GOVERNMENT SCHOOL AND SPONSORED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD.

+ITS AIM IS TO AROUSE RESIDENTS’ INTERESTS, ESPECIALLY YOUNG PEOPLE’S, IN PHILATELY AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO ENGAGE IN A HEALTHY PURSUIT DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS,* A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SA ID.

EXHIBITS INCLUDE FIRST-DAY COVERS, COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS, POSTCARDS AS WELL AS PICTURES SHOWING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE LOCAL POSTAL SERVICES. OPENING HOURS WILL BE FROM 9 AM TO 9.30 PM DAILY.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, NORTH DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, NR RAYMOND PANG, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S RECREATION AND CULTURE COMMITTEE, MR CHEUNG HON-CHUNG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE NORTH DISTRICT PHILATELIC EXHIBITION ON WEDNESDAY AT 3 PM AT THE CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY HALL, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING.

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INVITATION FOR ANNUAL TOLO HARBOUR SWIM *****

APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE ANNUAL CROSS-HARBOUR SWIM IN TAI PO TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 5.

THE 19TH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM IS ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND SPONSORED BY THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD AND A COMMERCIAL FIRM.

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

/TROPHIES will

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TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST 10 WINNERS IN THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GROUPS, WHILE THOSE COMPLETE THE FULL COURSE IN 93 MINUTES WILL RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATES.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM ALL DISTRICT OFFICES” OFFICES OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT- THE RECREATION AND SPORTS SERVICE DIV SION OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH- THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE AND THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 20.

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DETAILS OF TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME * * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF STAGES TWO AND THREE OF THE TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 7) AT 3 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DEPARTMENT’S KOWLOON AND NT REGIONAL OFFICES, 25TH FLOOR, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 56 DUNDAS STREET, KOWLOON.

THE RECONSTRUCTION, EXPECTED TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE, WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC LANE TO THE FLYOVER WHICH IS REACHING SATURATION LEVEL. TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC, A TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THREE STAGES TO TIE IN WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION.

ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR ENGINEERS, MR LAM HON-KIT AND MR WAN MAN-LEUNG, SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICER, MR LOUIS HUNG, AND HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT’S ENGINEER, MR EDWARD J. ROBLIN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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SPORTS NURTURE SCHEME OPENING * * * * *

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ANGUS MIU, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SPORTS NURTURE SCHEME OF THE TSUEN WA.1 DISTRICT BOARD ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 6) AT 6 PM IN THE HALL OF THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE, 60 TAI HO ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

DEMONSTRATIVE GAMES WILL BE HELD AFTER THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

MEDIA BR IEFING * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, WILL GIVE A BRIEFING TO THE MEDIA AT 3 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE TRADE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, 15TH FLOOR, OCEAN CENTRE, CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 63.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 369.729 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 351.745 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 60 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GERMAN COMPANIES TOLD OF SCOPE FOR TRADE ................... 1

FOUR NEW CHOLERA CASES CONFIRMED............................ 2

ILLEGAL FOOD-FOR-MAN HAWKERS PUT HEALTH AT RISK ............ 3

CRACKDOWN ON ILLEG/LL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS CONTINUES ........ 3

FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME SIMPLIFIED ........................... 4

COMMITTEES TO CONSIDER CULTURE, WELFARE .................... 5

SAI KUNG D3 TO DISCUSS WELFARE SERVICES .................... 6

MEET THE MEDIa ............................................. 6

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN S&lM SHUI PO............................. 6

RESTRICTED LONES IN SHA TIN................................. 7

PLB RESTRICTED ZONES IN TUEN MUN ........................... 7

partial closure of kwai chung ro^d.......................... 8

SPEED LIMIT ON MAN KAM TO ROAD.............................. 8

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1986

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GERMAN COMPANIES TOLD OF SCOPE FOR TRADE

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HONG KONG OFFERS AN IDEAL OFF-SHORE MANUFACTURING BASE FOR GERMAN COMPANIES TO EXPAND THEIR COVERAGE OF WORLD MARKETS, CR EVEN TO HELP KEEP THEIR PRODUCTS COMPETITIVE IN THESE MARKETS.

THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, SAID THIS WHEN ADDRESSING A LUNCHEON HOSTED BY THE BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG ISCHE BANK IN STUTTGART, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, TODAY (TUESDAY).

HE SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE LEVEL OF GERMAN INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG WAS RATHER SMALL, ABOUT ONE PER CENT OF ALL OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN THE TERRITORY, THERE WAS AMPLE SCOPE FOR MORE GERMAN MANUFACTURERS TO EXPAND THEIR PRODUCTION.

HE NOTED THAT DIRECT GERMAN INVESTMENT SO FAR ONLY AMOUNTED TO ABOUT US$15.9 MILLION, MOSTLY IN ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS, METAL PRODUCTS AND GARMENTS.

HONG KONG ALSO OFFERS AN EXCELLENT ENVIRONMENT FOR THE OVERSEAS INVESTOR BY PROVIDING EFFICIENT COMMUNICATIONS AND A GOOD ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE, AN INDUSTRIOUS AND ADAPTABLE WORKFORCE, A LOW TAX REGIME AND A WELL ESTABLISHED LEGAL SYSTEM,+ HE SAID.

+THIS IS ESPECIALLY SO NOW THAT THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON HONG KONG’S FUTURE IS IN PLACE. THIS, AMONG OTHER THINGS, PROVIDES FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THOSE ELEMENTS WHICH ARE ESSENTIAL TO HONG KONG’S SUCCESS.

THAT HONG KONG HAS BECOME THE 91ST CONTRACTING PARTY TO THE GATT ALSO CONTRIBUTES TOWARDS ITS CONTINUING STABILITY AND PROSPERITY.

+WITH THE OPENING UP OF CHINA’S ECONOMY, HONG KONG AS

A GATEWAY TO CHINA IS NOW AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT CF HONG KONG-GERMANY TRADE AND INVESTMENT.*

MR HO SAID GERMANY WAS THE LARGEST EUROPEAN CUSTOMER FOR HONG KONG’S EXPORTS, TAKING DM3 015 MILLION WORTH IN 1985, AND WAS ALSO A MAJOR SUPPLIER, SELLING HONG KONG DM2 525 MILLION WORTH.

♦NONETHELESS, HONG KONG PROVIDES A GOOD MARKET FOR GERMAN GOODS AND, ON A PER CAPITA BASIS, IMPORTS FROM GERMANY 10 TIMES AS MUCH AS GERMANY IMPORTS FROM HONG KONG.+

HE EXPLAINED THAT HONG KONG PRACTISED FREE TRADE AND OPENED ITS MARKETS TO ALL.

WE HAVE NO TARIFF OR NON-TARIFF BARRIERS TO IMPORTS, AND COMPETITION IN HONG KONG IS FREE AND FAIR.

/+WE ACCEPT

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1986

+WE ACCEPT THAT OUR INDUSTRIES MUST COMPETE OPENLY IN WORLD MARKETS IN ORDER TO SURVIVE,* HE STRESSED.

+OUR' RECORD OF FREE AND FAIR TRADE IS FURTHER UNDERLINED BY OUR STRONG PROPERTY, PATENT AND TRADE MARK LAWS WHICH ARE VIGOROUSLY ENFORCED.

+ HONG KONG IS ONE OF THE FEW TERRITORIES WHICH APPLY BOTH CRIMINAL AND CIVIL SANCTIONS TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENTS.

+WHEN GERMANY WISHES TO PROMOTE EXPORTS OF GOODS AND SERVICEo TO OVERSEAS MARKETS, IT WILL FIND US A READY PARTNER.*

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FOUR NEW CHOLERA CASES CONFIRMED * * * * *

FOUR NEW CASES OF CHOLERA WERE CONFIRMED TODAY (TUESDAY) BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THIS BRINGS TO 17 THE

NUMBER OF CASES SO FAR THIS YEAR.

THE FOUR NEW CASES ARE THREE MALES AGED 19, 22 AND 30, AND ONE FEMALE, AGED 18. THREE OF THE PATIENTS LIVE IN KWUN TONG AND ONE IN KWAI CHUNG.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL THAT INOCULATION IS NOT THE MOST MEASURE AGAINST CHOLERA AND THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEASURE TO

AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT REITERATED EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTIVE PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE.

UP TO 4 PM TODAY, A TOTAL OF 22 956 PEOPLE HAD RECEIVED INOCULATIONS AT THE EIGHT INOCULATION CENTRES AND THE PORT HEALTH OFFICES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE INOCULATED UP TO 4 PM TODAY (YESTERDAY’S FIGURES ARE IN BRACKETS) s

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 1 640 (1 670)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 2 900 (4 000)

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 4 000 (2 300)

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 2 760 (1 823)

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 1 640 (2 436)

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 2 429 (1 800)

SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLINIC 2 700 (850)

TA 1 PO JOCKEY CLUB CL IN IC 2 700 (1 156)

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 2 187 (2 225)

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ILLEGAL FOOD-FOR-MAN HANKERS PUT HEALTH AT RISK K X X X X

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY REITERATED ITS WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AGAINST PATRONISING ILLEGAL FOOD-FOR-MAN HAWKERS SO AS TO AVOID CONTRACTING FOOD POISONING OR GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISEASES DURING THE CURRENT OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA.

+THESE HAWKERS ARE UNHYGIENIC, UNLAWFUL AND UNWELCOME ON OUR STREETS,* SAID A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN.

HE SAID SUCH DISEASES AS CHOLERA, DYSENTERY, TYPHOID AND VIRAL HEPATITIS COULD BE CAUGHT THROUGH EATING UNHYGIENIC FOOD.

+PEOPLE WHO PATRONISE ILLEGAL FOOD-FOR-MAN HAWKERS ARE ALREADY PUTTING THEIR HEALTH AT RISK AND RUNNING THE RISK OF CONTRACTING FOOD-BORNE DISEASES,* HE SAID.

+ALL MOBILE HAWKERS SELLING COOKED FOOD FROM BARROWS ARE ILLEGAL -- IF PEOPLE DID NOT PATRONISE THEM THEY WOULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS.

+IN THESE TIMES OF MORE ENLIGHTENMENT AMONG THE PUBLIC ON FOOD HYGIENE AND SAFETY, IT IS CIVIC IRRESPONSIBILITY TO CONTINUE TO PATRONISE SUCH HAWKERS.

+PURCHASERS NOT ONLY PUT THEIR HEALTH AT RISK BUT ALSO PERPETRATE A BYGONE WAY OF TAKING SNACKS THAT IS A DISSERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAD STEPPED UP ITS PUBLICITY EFFORTS ON FOOD HYGIENE FOLLOWING SEVERAL FOOD-POISONING CASES AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS SUMMER.

+IN ITS LATEST ATTEMPT TO DISSUADE PEOPLE FROM BUYING UNHYGIENIC FOOD FROM ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS, THE DEPARTMENT HAS PRODUCED A ’SHOCK’ POSTER AS A WARNING,* SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

+COPIES OF THIS POSTER HAVE BEEN PUT UP AT THE URBAN COUNCIL’S VARIOUS FACILITIES, INCLUDING MARKET COMPLEXES. ORDINARY MARKETS AND RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS VENUES IN ORDER TO PUT THE MESSAGE ACROSS TO THE CONSUMING PUBLIC.*

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CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS CONTINUES X X X X X

GENERAL DUTY TEAMS STAFF FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY ARRESTED EIGHT ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS IN KWUN TONG AND SAN PO KONG AS THEY CONTINUED THEIR CRACKDOWN IN THE AREAS.

ALTOGETHER 150 GDT MEMBERS WERE DEPLOYED IN TODAY’S OPERATIONS.

/IN ADDITION,

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1986

OBSTRUCTION AND ILLEGAL HAWKING.

S.s-sis&--

LEFT BEHIND BY ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS.

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FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME SIMPLIFIED

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THE APPROVED LEVEL OF PAYMENTS FOR CHILDREN BENEFITING FROM THE FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME WILL NOW REMAIN IN FORCE FOR ONE SCHOOL YEAR IN ORDER TO SIMPLIFY ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHEME, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

AN ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE SHOWING THE APPROVED AMOUNT WILL BE ISSUED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT OR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR SUBMISSION TO DAY NURSERIES OR KINDERGARTENS WHICH THEIR CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE CERTIFICATE WILL BE VALID FOR ONE SCHOOL YEAR.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID: +NO ADJUSTMENT WILL BE MADE TO REFLECT INCREASES OR DECREASES IN THE RECIPIENTS’ FAMILY DISPOSABLE INCOME WITHIN THE PAYMENT YEAR.+

THE FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME FOR PRE-PRIMARY SERVICES AIMS

TO HELP LOW INCOME FAMILIES PAY THE FEES CHARGED IN DAY NURSERIES OR KINDERGARTENS.

TO QUALIFY FOR FEE ASSISTANCE IN A DAY NURSERY, A CHILD MUST BE AGED AT LEAST TWO YEARS AND LESS THAN SIX YEARS. TO QUALIFY FOR FEE ASSISTANCE IN A KINDERGARTEN, THE CHILD MUST EE AT LEAST THREE YEARS OLD.

ALL APPLICANTS FOR FEE ASSISTANCE MUST BE MADE BY THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF THE CHILD, WHO MUST ALSO BE PREPARED TO ATTEND A BRIEF INTERVIEW PERSONALLY.

MEANWHILE, THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN ALSO ADVISED PARENTS REQUIRING ASSISTANCE FOR THEIR CHILDREN ATTENDING DAY NURSERIES CR KINDERGARTENS TO APPLY NOW, ALTHOUGH APPLICATIONS CAN BE MADE ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

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COPIES OF A LEAFLET CONTAINING AN APPLICATION FORM ARE AVAILABLE' FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNITS AND FAMILY SERVICES CENTRES, AND ALL CHILD CARE CENTRES, AS WELL AS THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS AND REGIONAL OFFICES AT THE FOLLOW I NG ADDRESSES:

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS, LEE GARDENS, THIRD FLOOR, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON REGIONAL OFFICE,

KOWLOON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SIXTH AND SEVENTH FLOORS, 405 NATHAN ROAD,

KOWLOON

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NEW TERRITORIES REGIONAL OFFICE, TO KWA WAN MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES, NINTH FLOOR, 165 MA TAU WAI ROAD, KOWLOON

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COMMITTEES TO CONSIDER CULTURE, WELFARE

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A NUMBER OF ITEMS WILL BE ON THE RESPECTIVE AGENDAS WHEN THE CULTURE AND SPORTS COMMITTEE AND THE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND 'WELFARE COMMITTEE OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD HOLD THEIR MEETINGS TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE CULTURE AND SPORTS COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE SHA TIN FESTIVAL, FUNDING MATTERS, AND PROGRESS REPORTS ON THE SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

THE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE COMMITTEE WILL LOOK INTO THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP ON THE WELFARE OF THE ELDERLY AND CO-OPTING COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THIS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE A REPORT BY A WORKING GROUP ON SHING MUN RIVER POLLUTION AND THE 1986-87 ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETINGS OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD CULTURE AND SPORTS COMMITTEE AND THE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE COMMITTEE, BOTH TO BE HELD AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, SIXTH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, KCR HOUSE, TOMORROW. THE FORMER WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM AND THE LATTER AT 2.30 PM.

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SAI KUNG D3 TO DISCUSS WELFARE SERVICES * * * * *

THC PROVISION OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICES IN SAI KUNG WILL BE DISCUSSED BY SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AT THEIR MEETING ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED BY THE PROJECT MANAGER/NT SOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, MR CHARLES SAUNDERS, ON A NOISE EXEMPTION ORDER CONCERNING THE NEED TO CARRY OUT NIGHT WORK IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE JUNK BAY TUNNEL.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE A REPORT BY THE BOARD’S REGIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE, MR WAN YUET-KAU, AND THE PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 10 AM ON FRIDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD, SECOND FLOOR, SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING. MAN NIN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

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MEET THE MEDIA * * *

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WONG KWOK-LAI. WILL MEET THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 7) AT 4 PM IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN SHAM SHU I PO * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8), A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN SHAM SHU I PO AREA IN ORDER TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION. DETAILS ARE:

* TUNG CHAU WEST STREET BETWEEN CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD, AND A 38-METRE SECTION OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD WESTBOUND AT ITS JUNCTION WITH TUNG CHAU WEST STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY.

/WITHIN THE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1986

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES, ALL PUBLIC LIGHT WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING UP OR SETTING

BUSES DOWN

PASSENGERS.

FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY BETWEEN CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BE ALTERED TO 7 AM - 10 AM


THE EXISTING RESTR ICT ION ON TUNG CHAU WEST STREET AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD WILL AND 4 PM - 7 PM DAILY.

¥ THE SECTION OF WING HONG STREET BETWEEN TUNG CHAU WEST STREET AND TAI NAN WEST STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

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RESTRICTED ZONES IN SHA TIN

X X * X

THE SECTION OF SIU LEK YUEN ROAD IN SHA TIN, TO THE EAST CF ITS JUNCTION WITH SHA TIN WAI ROAD, « ILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY STARTING 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8).

NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED AREA.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE BUS TERMINUS NEAR wONG NAI TAU AT THE END OF SIU LEK YUEN ROAD TO THE EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH SHA TIN WAI ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR PROHIBITS ZONE.

NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUS TERMINUS.

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PLB RESTRICTED ZONES IN TUEN MUN * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8), THE SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD SOUTHBOUND IN TUEN MUN, BETWEEN ITS SOUTHERN JUNCTION WITH TSING WUI STREET AND KADOOR IE BEACH CAR PARK, WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE.

NO PLB WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED AREA.

FROM THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING PLB RESTRICTION FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD SOUTHBOUND OPPOSITE YAN 01 MARKET WILL BE RESCINDED.

FOLLOWING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS MEASURE, PLB DRIVERS SHOULD MAKE USE OF THE LAYBY RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED ON THE ROAD SECTION FOR PICKING UP OR SETTING DOWN PASSENGERS.

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PARTIAL CLOSURE OF KWAI CHUNG ROAD * X * * X

THE TRAFFIC LANES OF THE TSUEN WAN-BOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KWAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8) FOR ABOUT FIVE WEEKS TO FACILITATE RESURFACING WORKS.

THE SECTION OF KWAI CHUNG ROAD IS BETWEEN TSUEN WAN ROAD AND PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL INTERCHANGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS ON KWAI CHUNG ROAD HEADING FOR TSUEN WAN ARE ADVISED TO USE LAI KING HILL ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD. '

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SPEED LIMIT ON MAN KAM TO ROAD * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8), THE SECTION OF MAN KAM TO ROAD IN SHEUNG SHU I, BETWEEN LIN MA HANG ROAD AND THE MAN KAM TO CROSS BORDER CHECKPOINT, WILL BE SUBJECT TO A SPEED LIMIT OF 50 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

THURMOND-JENKINS BILL FAILS .................................. 1

PUBLIC URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS mGAINST CHOLERA .............. 1

FOUR NEW CHOLERA CASES CONFIRMED ............................. 3

USD ACTION TEAM DISINFECTS HOME OF CHOLERA VICTIM ............ k

CRACKDOWN AGAINST ILLEGAL FOOD HAWKERS CONTINUES ............. 4

EXPERT GROUP LEAVES FOR PEKING ............................... 5

DTC REGISTRATION SUSPENDED ................................... 5

NEW LAUNCH DELIVERED TO CUSTOMS SERVICE ...................... 6

QUESTIONS RAISED ON YUEN LONG WATER POLLUTION ................ 8

TAI KOK TSUI SITE BEING CLEARED FOR TEMPORARY MARKET ......... 9

DB TO DISCUSS DAYA BAY PROJECT ............................... 10

VISIT TO STUDY POLLUTION ..................................... 10

CENTRAL FIRE STATION SITE TO BE CAR PARK ..................... 11

TAC TAXI POLICY SUB-COMMITTEE MEETS THE MEDIA ................ 11

BRIEFING ON ROAD WORKS IN YUEN LONG .......................... 12

SOUTHERN DB TO DISCUSS AIR CONTROL DOCUMENT .................. 1J

RESTRICTED ZONE IN KWAI CHUNG ................................ 1J

RESTRICTED ZONES IN WAN CHAI ................................. 14

EDNLSGAI, aUGUST 6, 1986

THURMOND-JENKINS BILL FAILS

*****

THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENT’S VETO OF THE THURMOND-JENKI NS TEXTILE BILL HAS NOT BEEN OVERRIDEN BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

VOTING IN THE HOUSE, AT 276 TO 149 VOTES IN FAVOUR OF THE OVERRIDE FAILED TO REACH THE TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY NECESSARY TO OVERRIDE THE VETO.

DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD,

THE VOTE,

COMMENTING ON ..._ ---,

SAID +THIS IS A VICTORY FOR COMMON SENSE. WE ARE GREATLY RELIEVED. THOUGH IT MUST BE ADDED THAT WE SHALL NEVER BE ENTIRELY SECURE FROM THE RISK OF SIMILAR RADICAL AND UNILATERAL MEASURES.

♦ THE UNITED STATES HAS JUST NEGOTIATED AN EXTENSION OF THE MFA AND VERY TIGHT BILATERAL AGREEMENTS WITH HONG KONG, KOREA AND TAIWAN. THESE AGREEMENTS HAVE EFFECTIVELY PLACED IMPORTS OF ALL TYPES OF TEXTILE PRODUCTS UNDER THE RESTRAINT WITH MINIMAL GROWTH.

+THERE CLEARLY IS NOT, NOR HAS THERE EVER BEEN, ANY JUSTIFICATION FOR THE DIRECT DRACONIAN MEASURES INCLUDED IN THE BILL.+

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PUBLIC URGED TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST CHOLERA *****

THE GOVERNMENT HYGIENE ADVISER, DR S.Y. CHAN, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) URGED THE PUBLIC TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST CHOLERA AND OTHER GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISEASES SUCH AS DYSENTERY, TYPHOID, FOOD POISONING AND VIRAL HEPATITIS.

+THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED NOT TO PATRONISE MOBILE FOOD HAWKERS AND UNLICENSED FOOD PREMISES AS THE FOOD THEY PROVIDE MIGHT POSE A SERIOUS RISK TO HEALTH. THE PUBLIC SHOULD ALSO REFRAIN FROM BUYING CUT FRUITS WHICH CAN EASILY GET CONTAMINATED ONCE CUT OPEN,+ DR CHAN SAID.

HE REITERATED THAT WHOLESOME FOOD, PERSONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE ARE THE STRONGEST WEAPON AGAINST GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISEASES PARTICULARLY CHOLERA.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE ADVISED TO OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING POINTS WHEN PREPARING MEALS AT HOME:

/• MAI..TAIN A ..........

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* MAINTAIN A CLEAN KITCHEN THAT IS FREE FROM PEST AND RODENT INFESTATION;

* CLEAN ONE’S HANDS BEFORE PREPARING OR HANDLING FOOD AND EVERY TIME AFTER GOING TO THE TOILET S

* USE WHOLESOME FOOD AND WATER ;

M USE CLEAN COOKING UTENSILS;

M STORE ALL PERISHABLE FOOD NOT FOR IMMEDIATE CONSUMPTION IN REFRIGERATOR. COOKED FOOD STORED IN REFRIGERATOR SHOULD BE SEPARATED FROM RAW FOOD ITEMS;

* DO NOT THAW FROZEN FOOD UNTIL IT IS NEEDED-?

X NEVER USE A CHOPPING BLOCK AND KNIFE FOR CUTTING COOKED FOOD IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN USED FOR CUTTING RAW FOOD, PARTICULARLY MEAT OR POULTRY;

* COOK FOOD, ESPECIALLY MEAT, THOROUGHLY BEFORE CONSUMPTION ?

X EAT COOKED FOOD WHILE IT IS STILL HOT. DON’T LEAVE IT EXPOSED FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME’S

X FOOD TO BE KEPT OVER-NIGHT SHOULD BE PUT IN A REFRIGERATOR. RECOOK LEFTOVERS THOROUGHLY

* BEFORE EATING; AND

* ALL GARBAGE AND WASTE SHOULD BE PUT INTO A DUSTBIN AND PROPERLY COVERED BEFORE DISPOSAL.

TURNING TO INOCULATION AGAINST CHOLERA, DR CHAN SAID: ■♦•ACCORDING TO WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AND OTHER WORLD LEADING AUTHORITIES, VACCINATION MAY NOT GIVE YOU THE PROTECTION YOU EXPECT.

+AT THE MOST YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT 50 PER CENT PROTECTION ONLY. INSTEAD YOU MAY GET A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY. YOU MAY BECOME A HIDDEN CARRIER AND SUBSEQUENTLY AFFECT YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS, AND IF YOU ARE A FOOD HANDLER YOU MAY AFFECT THE PUBLIC AT LARGE.+

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1986


FOUR NEW CHOLERA CASES CONFIRMED

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FOUR NEW CASES OF CHOLERA WERE CONFIRMED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THIS BRINGS TO 18 THE NUMBER OF CASES CONFIRMED SINCE HONG KONG WAS DECLARED CHOLERA INFECTED LAST WEEK.

THE FOUR PATIENTS ARE AGED FROM 15 TO 51. ALL WORK IN KWUN TONG. ONE OF THE MALE PATIENTS IS JAPANESE.

ALL FOUR HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS LOCAL CASES.

UP TO 4 PM TODAY, A TOTAL OF 15 851 PEOPLE HAD RECEIVED INOCULATIONS AT THE EIGHT INOCULATION CENTRES AND THREE PORT HEALTH OFFICES.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ATTENDING THE EIGHT CLINICS FOR INOCULATION DROPPED FROM 20 769 YESTERDAY TO 14 005 TODAY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THIS WAS MOST ENCOURAGING AS MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WERE BEGINNING TO REALISE THAT INOCULATION WAS NOT THE MOST EFFECTIVE PUBLIC PREVENTIVE HEALTH MEASURE.

THE BEST WAY TO PREVENT THE DISEASE WAS THROUGH PERSONAL AND FOOD HYGIENE, HE SAID.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE INOCULATED TODAY (WITH YESTERDAY’S FIGURES IN BRACKETS):

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 851 (1 640)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 1 400 (2 900)

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 3 700 (4 000)

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 1 700 (2 760)

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 2 325 (1 640)

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 1 686 963 (2 429) (2 700)

TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 1 380 (2 700)

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 1 846 (2 187)

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USD ACTION TEAM DISINFECTS HOME OF CHOLERA VICTIM * X X * X X X

A FIVE-MEMBER CHOLERA ACTION TEAM FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT THIS AFTERNOON DISINFECTED THE RESIDENCE OF A 32-YEAR-OLD CHOLERA VICTIM IN NORTH POINT.

THE TEAM THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED THE DAILY EATING HABITS OF THE VICTIM, WHO WAS THE MOTHER OF THE FAMILY, AND TOOK ENVIRONMENTAL SWAPS AND SAMPLES OF SUSPECTED FOOD THERE. SPECIAL ATTENTION WAS PAID TO THE KITCHEN AND TOILET IN THE FLAT WHERE 11 OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WERE OFTEN IN CONTACT.

CLEANSING STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT ALSO CLEANED UP THE STREETS AND BACK LANES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA.

+TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC SAFETY, WE ARE STEPPING UP CHECKS ON FOOD PREMISES AND RAIDS AGAINST ILLEGAL FOOD-FOR-MAN HAWKERS IN THE AREA.+ SAID A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN.

AS THE VICTIM ALSO ATE FOOD FROM LUNCH BOXES BOUGHT FROM ILLEGAL COOKED-FOOD HAWKERS IN KWUN TONG LAST WEEK, THE SPOKESMAN AGAIN WARNED RESIDENTS NOT TO PATRONISE ON-STREET UNLICENSED COOK-FOOD HAWKERS IN ORDER TO AVOID CONTRACTING THE CONTAGIOUS DISEASE.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL SWAPS AND FOOD SAMPLES HAVE BEEN SENT TO THE PATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR ANALYSIS.

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MEMBERS OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS TODAY CONTINUED TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS IN THE URBAN AREA AS A MEASURE TO CURB THE SPREAD OF CHOLERA.

TODAY’S OPERATIONS RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF 62 ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS WHO HAD ALL BEEN CHARGED WITH CAUSING OBSTRUCTION AND ILLEGAL HAWKING.

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A BREAKDOWN OF THE ARRESTS IN THE VARIOUS URBAN

DISTRICTS IS AS FOLLOWS:-

EASTERN WAN CHAI CENTRAL WESTERN SOUTHERN

YAU MA TEI SHAM SHUI PO WONG TAI SIN KWUN TONG KOWLOON CITY MONG KOK

2

1

4

1

1

6

22

9

1 7

8

EXPERT GROUP LEAVES FOR PEKING

X X X X X

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION ATTENDING THE EXPERT GROUP DISCUSSIONS ON CIVIL SERVICE MATTERS WITH THEIR CHINESE COUNTERPARTS IN PEKING LATER THIS WEEK WILL BE LED BY A DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, MR HAIDER BARMA, AND WILL INCLUDE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY, KEITH SHIPLEY, AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, MRS CARRIE WILLIS. SUPPORTING STAFF WILL INCLUDE ASSISTANT POLITICAL ADVISER ANNE SHEPHERD AND TWO INTERPRETERS.

FROM THE U.K. GOVERNMENT’S ACTUARY DEPARTMENT WILL BE MR R.P. FOSTER, CHIEF ACTUARY. ALSO ATTENDING THE TALKS WILL BE MR BARRIE WIGGHAM AS A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY.

THE MEETINGS WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8) AND SATURDAY AND TOPICS WILL INCLUDE CIVIL SERVICE PENSIONS AND RELATED MATTERS WHICH WERE DISCUSSED AT THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP MEETING IN LONDON LAST MONTH.

DTC REGISTRATION SUSPENDED

X X X X X

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SUSPENDED THE REGISTRATION OF FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT SERVICES FOR ASIA LTD. AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY.

THE SUSPENSION HAS BEEN MADE ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY IS BEING CARRIED ON IN A MANNER DETRIMENTAL TO THE INTERESTS OF ITS DEPOSITORS AND THAT THE COMPANY HAS MADE A REPORT TO HIM UNDER SECTION 19A OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE THAT IT IS LIKELY TO BECOME UNABLE TO MEET ITS OBLIGATIONS.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1986

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NEW LAUNCH DELIVERED TO CUSTOMS SERVICE * * * * *

THE FIRST OF THE THREE NEW ’DAMEN’ PATROL LAUNCHES, NAMED 'SEA GLORY’ AND BUILT LOCALLY, HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE.

THE OTHER TWO LAUNCHES, ’SEA GUARDIAN’ AND ’SEA LEADER’, ARE SCHEDULED TO BE DELIVERED IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, RESPECTIVELY.

THE SERVICE’S REGIONAL COMMANDER FOR HONG KONG ISLAND, MR FREDDY LEE, SAID THAT IN 1985 THE FINANCE COMMITTEE APPROVED EXPENDITURE OF $25 MILLION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THESE PATROL LAUNCHES TO REPLACE THREE OLD CUSTOMS LAUNCHES WHICH WERE COMMISSIONED MORE THAN 24 YEARS AGO.

THE NEW VESSELS WILL:

* INTERCEPT AND SEARCH SMALL CRAFT TO PREVENT THE SMUGGLING INTO HONG KONG OF FIREARMS, NARCOTICS AND DUTIABLE COMMODITIES ;

* CARRY OUT PATROLS ON OUTLYING ISLANDS AND OTHER REMOTE AREAS ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY SEA ;

* ESCORT OCEAN-GOING VESSELS SELECTED

FOR RUMMAGING; AND

* PROVIDE A DETERRENT AND PREVENTIVE

SCREEN.

THE NEW DAMENS ARE 26.5 METRES LONG WITH A STEEL HULL AND ALUMINIUM SUPERSTRUCTURE. THEY OPERATE ON TWO ENGINES WITH A MAXIMUM SPEED OF 23 KNOTS.

THE VESSELS ARE EQUIPPED WITH MODERN SOPHISTICATED NAVIGATIONAL AND COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT AND ARE FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED. CELL ACCOMMODATION AND A SEIZURE STORE ARE ALSO PROVIDED.

FOR DEFENSIVE PURPOSES IN ADDITION TO THE NORMAL SIDE-ARMS CARRIED BY THE CREW EACH VESSEL IS EQUIPPED WITH OTHER TYPES OF ARMAMENT FOR USE IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY.

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EACH LAUNCH WILL WORK TO A 24-HOUR SHIFT SYSTEM AND IN ADDITION TO ITS NORMAL CREW WILL CARRY A MARINE STRIKE AND SEARCH TEAM TO INTERCEPT AND SEARCH SMALL CRAFT AND TO CARRY OUT OPERATIONS ON OUTLYING ISLANDS AND OTHER AREAS ONLY ACCESSIBLE FROM SEA.

WHILE UNITS ARE OPERATING ASHORE, THE LAUNCHES WILL CONTINUE TO PATROL THEIR DESIGNATED SECTORS, THUS ENSURING MAXIMUM COVERAGE AT ALL TIMES.

SINCE THREE LAUNCHES ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO COVER THE WATERS OF HONG KONG ADEQUATELY, THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE IS CONTEMPLATING MAKING A REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL VESSELS IN ORDER TO STRENGTHEN ITS PRESENCE IN NORTHEAST AND NORTHWEST WATERS.

MR LEE SAID THE INTERCEPTION AND SEARCH OF SMALL CRAFT BY THE MARINE STRIKE AND SEARCH TEAMS IS A MONUMENTAL TASK TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE LARGE NUMBER OF RIVER VESSELS FROM CHINA AND LOCAL FISHING JUNKS WHICH ENTER AND LEAVE HONG KONG WATERS EACH DAY.

THIS IS AGGRAVATED BY THE FACT THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THAI TRAWLERS, WHICH HAD BEEN DORMANT FOR SOME YEARS, ARE AGAIN BEING USED BY TRAFFICKERS TO BRING DRUGS INTO HONG KONG.

SINCE THE TRAWLERS TRANSFER THE DRUGS TO LOCAL CRAFT IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS WHICH ARE BEYOND THE JURISDICTION OF HONG KONG, THE INTERCEPTION OF THESE SMALL CRAFT, WHICH MINGLE WITH THE HUNDREDS OF SIMILAR VESSELS ENTERING HONG KONG WATERS, MAKES DETECTION EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.

MR LEE ALSO SAID: +SEIZURES OF DUTIABLE GOODS AND OTHER CONTRABAND ARE BEING MADE DAILY AND, DESPITE THE FACT THEY ATTRACT LITTLE OR NO PUBLICITY AND THEREFORE GO UNKNOWN AND UNANNOUNCED, MORALE WITHIN THE STRIKE AND SEARCH DIVISION REMAINS HIGH.

+FROM TIME TO TIME WE DO HIT THE JACKPOT, AS IN THE ROUTINE SEIZURE OF 120 KILOGRAMS OF HEROIN BASE AND FIREARMS IN 1984 WHICH WERE FOUND ON BOARD A LOCAL FISHING JUNK INTERCEPTED OFF CHEUNG CHAU AND THE SEIZURE OF 32 KILOGRAMS OF MANDRAX TABLETS ON BOARD A CHINESE RIVER VESSEL INTERCEPTED OFF PEARL ISLAND IN MAY THIS YEAR.+

DURING THE PAST SEVEN MONTHS, A TOTAL OF 12 642 SMALL CRAFT WERE SEARCHED BY THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE, RESULTING IN THE ARREST OF 26 PERSONS AND THE SEIZURE OF CONTRABAND GOODS, WORTH ABOUT $1.98 MILLION.

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QUESTIONS RAISED ON YUEN LONG WATER POLLUTION * * * * *

A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS CONCERNING WATERCOURSE POLLUTION PROBLEMS WILL BE ASKED AT THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

DR TANG SIU-TONG WILL RAISE SEVEN QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROBLEM IN THE DISTRICT, RANGING FROM CAUSES TO LONG-TERM REMEDIAL MEASURES.

THE QUESTIONS WILL ALSO TOUCH ON THE ROLE AND PROGRESS OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT WATERCOURSES MANAGEMENT WORKING GROUP.

FORMED IN 1983 UNDER THE CO-ORDINATION OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT LANDS OFFICER, THE WORKING GROUP INVOLVES SEVERAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WHICH ARE TASKED WITH SPECIFIC DUTIES IN TACKLING THE POLLUTION PROBLEM.

THESE INCLUDE THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT, REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, UNDERTAKING RESPECTIVELY DESILTING, CLEANSING, AND WATER QUALITY ANALYSES.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA WILL BE QUESTIONS ON MEASURES TO PREVENT TRIAD ACTIVITIES ON COMPLETION OF LONG PING ESTATE.

PAST EXPERIENCE HAS INDICATED THAT TRIAD PROBLEMS ARISE WHEN PEOPLE MOVE INTO A NEW PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE.

MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE BOARD’S PROPOSED STUDY TOUR TO AUSTRALIA IN FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR TO ENABLE MEMBERS TO STUDY THE AUSTRALIAN SYSTEM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT.

THEY WOULD ALSO VISIT MELBOURNE TO STUDY THE URBAN TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE CITY, WHICH HAS A LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM SIMILAR TO THE ONE BEING BUILT FOR YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN.

NOTE TO EDITORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD, 13TH FLOOR, TAI KIU GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG.

IN THE AFTERNOON, YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR AN INTERVIEW WITH MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ON HIS WORK AS A DISTRICT OFFICER.

THE INTERVIEW WILL TAKE PLACE AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE, FOURTH FLOOR, 269 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG.

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TAI KOK TSUI SITE BEING CLEARED FOR TEMPORARY MARKET * * * * *

A LARGE-SCALE CLEARANCE OPERATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN TAI KOK TSUI LATER THIS MONTH FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A TEMPORARY MARKET.

THE CLEARANCE WILL PROVIDE ABOUT 3 OOO SQUARE METRES OF LAND TO ACCOMMODATE 20 MARKET STALLS FOR SELLING MEAT, FISH, POULTRY AND VEGETABLES, AND 200 MINI-STALLS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER GOODS.

+THE PROJECT WILL MAKE GOOD THE LACK OF MARKET FACILITIES FOR MORE THAN 65 000 RESIDENTS IN TAI KOK TSUI AND SYCAMORE AREAS,* THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, MR CHOW CHUN-FAI, SAID.

+IT WILL ALSO HELP RESITE THE LARGE NUMBER OF ON-STREET HAWKERS PRESENTLY SCATTERED ON BUSY STREETS ROUND THE AREA, POSING NUMEROUS ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRAFFIC PROBLEMS.

+RESIDENTS HOPE THAT EVENTUALLY A PERMENENT URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEX WOULD BE BUILT TO REPLACE THE TEMPORARY MARKET, AND TO PROVIDE COOKED FOOD STALLS, A LIBRARY, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS FACILITIES,* HE SAID.

MR CHOW SAID THE DISTRICT BOARD WAS WELL AWARE OF RESIDENTS NEED AND HAD PRESSED HARD FOR PROPER MARKET FACILITIES SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1982.

A SITTING-OUT AREA ADJACENT TO THE SITE WILL BE RETAINED IN VIEW OF THE LACK OF AMENITY GROUND IN THE DISTRICT.

THE PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO COST MORE THAN S12 MILLION. CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL START IN EARLY NOVEMBER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 12 MONTHS.

THE MARKET SITE, BOUNDED BY FUK TSUN STREET, TAI KOK TSUI ROAD AND IVY STREET, IS CURRENTLY OCCUPIED BY SQUATTER HUTS USED AS WORKSHOPS, SHOPS AND DWELLING PLACES.

A TOTAL OF 107 FAMILIES, COMPRISING 358 PEOPLE, WILL BE AFFECTED BY THE CLEARANCE. REHOUSING PROCESS IS ALMOST COMPLETED AND ALL 36 ELIGIBLE WORKSHOPS AND SHOPS HAVE COLLECTED EX-GRATIA PAYMENT FROM THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

THE CLEARANCE WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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DB TO DISCUSS DAYA BAY PROJECT * * * * *

THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR PLANT PROJECT AT ITS MEETING ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8).

ANOTHER ITEM FOR DISCUSSION AT THE MEETING WILL BE A PROPOSAL FOR A CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND.

THE PROPOSAL SUGGESTS THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD ISSUE A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT TO SEEK THE VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC, DISTRICT BOARDS AND ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED ON WHETHER A PROVIDENT FUND SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE AT 39 TONKIN STREET, THIRD FLOOR, KOWLOON.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON FRIDAY.

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VISIT TO STUDY POLLUTION

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MEMBERS OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Y1 DISTRICT BOARD WILL VISIT A NUMBER OF SITES IN TSUEN WAN, KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON TO LEARN ABOUT POLLUTED CONDITIONS RESULTING FROM INDISCRIMINATE DISPOSAL OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO JOIN THE VISIT TO EXPLAIN THE TECHNICALITIES OF DISPOSAL OF THE INDUSTRIAL WASTE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT 1.45 PM AT THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

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CENTRAL FIRE STATION SITE TO BE CAR PARK *****

TWO SITES ARE BEING OFFERED FOR RENT ON SHORT-TERM TENANCY BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

ONE, AT THE JUNCTION OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL AND QUEEN VICTORIA STREET, IS FOR USE AS A PUBLIC CAR PARKING AREA.

IT WAS PREVIOUSLY THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION BUILDING WHICH WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1982.

THE INITIAL TENANCY FOR THE 2 064-SQUARE-METRE SITE IS SIX MONTHS, RENEWABLE MONTHLY AFTERWARDS.

TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY AUGUST 29.

THE OTHER SITE OF 5 954 SQUARE METRES IS AT WU KING ROAD NEAR BUTTERFLY ESTATE, TUEN MUN.

TENANCY FOR THE SITE, WHICH IS FOR OPEN STORAGE, EXCLUDING DANGEROUS GOODS, IS FOR ONE YEAR INITIALLY, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS FOR THIS SITE IS AUGUST 22.

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TAC TAXI POLICY SUB-COMMITTEE MEETS THE MEDIA *****

THE TAXI POLICY SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 4.30 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8) AT THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS’ CONFERENCE ROOM, 28TH FLOOR, HIGH BLOCK, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

CHAIRMAN OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE, MR JACKIE CHAN, WILL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE’S TERMS OF REFERENCE, SCOPE OF WORK, PUBLIC CONSULTATION PROGRAMME AND THE METHODOLOGY AND TIMETABLE FOR THE REVIEW AT THE CONFERENCE.

THE SUB-COMMITTEE WAS SET UP IN MID-JULY TO REVIEW THE TAXI LICENSING SYSTEM AND TO ADVISE ON A LONG-TERM POLICY ON TAXIS.

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OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ARE DR CONRAD LAM, DR LEUNG CHI-KEUNG, DR STEPHEN TANG AND MR STEPHEN CHENG. THE GOVERNMENT IS REPRESENTED BY ACTING PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR PETER PANG, AND THE ACTING DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR H.C. PANG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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BRIEFING ON ROAD WORKS IN YUEN LONG * * * * *

THE YUEN LONG MERCHANTS

THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE YUEN LONG MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD A JOINT BRIEFING THIS FRIDAY (AUGUST 8) FOR SHOP OWNERS TO EXPLAIN DETAILS OF ROAD WORKS BEING CARRIED OUT ALONG YUEN LONG MAIN ROAD WHICH IS A SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK

ROAD IN THE TOWN CENTRE.

THE ROAD WORKS ARE BEING UNDERTAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT AND UTILITIES COMPANIES IN PREPARATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM, WHICH WILL START SOMETIME NEXT YEAR.

ATTENDING THE BRIEFING WILL BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE YUEN LONG MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION, MR TANG TUNG-KWONG, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND UTILITIES COMPANIES

CONCERNED.

YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON, WILL BE THE MODERATOR AT THE BRIEFING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE BRIEFING, WHICH 3 PM ON FRIDAY INSIDE THE SCHOOL HALL OF THE YUEN ASSOCIATION SECONDARY SCHOOL, FUNG NIN ROAD, YUEN

WILL BEGIN AT LONG MERCHANTS LONG.

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SOUTHERN DB TO DISCUSS AIR CONTROL DOCUMENT

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THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE DOCUMENT ON AIR CONTROL ZONES AND AIR QUALITY OBJECTIVES FOR HONG KONG AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR FRANCIS HO, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING ON THE ISSUE.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE USE OF CHINESE LANGUAGE AS THE TEACHING MEDIUM IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THE BOARD HAD NOTED THAT MEASURES HAD BEEN DRAWN UP TO PROMOTE THE WIDER USE OF CHINESE AS THE TEACHING MEDIUM AND THAT SECONDARY SCHOOLS HAD BEEN ASKED TO COME TO A DECISION BY THE END OF OCTOBER.

THE ACTING SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER (CENTRAL, WESTERN AND SOUTHERN), MR WONG WING-TIM, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON DETAILS.

THE MARINE DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO BRIEF MEMBERS AT THE MEETING ON THE CURRENT SEARCH AND RESCUE PROCEDURES AT SEA.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS OF THE MEETINGS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT BOARD’S VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, 7-11 NAM NING STREET, SECOND FLOOR, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE, HONG KONG.

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RESTRICTED ZONE IN KWAI CHUNG

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A SECTION OF THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KWAI SHING IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 7 PM DAILY FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 9).

CIRCUIT AM TO

THE SECTION IS FROM A POINT ABOUT 300 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH SHING FUK STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 430 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED AREA.

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RESTRICTED ZONES IN WAN CHAI

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TO IMPROVE LOADING AND UNLOADING FACILITIES FOR VEHICLES, THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTED ZONES CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED ON DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF HENNESSY ROAD WILL BE LIFTED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 8):

* THE PEAK HOUR (7 TO 10 AM AND 4 TO 7 PM) DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE ON THE SECTION OF HENNESSY ROAD WESTBOUND BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH O’BRIEN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH FENWICK STREET.

* THE 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE ON THE SECTION OF HENNESSY ROAD WESTBOUND BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 430 AND 442.

* THE PEAK HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE ON THE SECTION OF HENNESSY ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 69 AND 133.

* THE 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY RESTRICTED ZONES ON THE SECTION OF HENNESSY ROAD EASTBOUND FROM HOUSE NOS. 229 TO 235. AND FROM HOUSE NOS. 415 TO A POINT OPPOSITE TO HOUSE NO. 444.

* THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE OPERATING FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY ON WESTBOUND HENNESSY ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH BOWRINGTON ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

IN ADDITION, THE EXISTING 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT DAILY RESTRICTED ZONES ON THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF HENNESSY ROAD WILL BE CUT SHORT TO OPERATE DURING PEAK HOURS ONLY:

* THE SECTION OF HENNESSY ROAD WESTBOUND BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 190 AND 226.

* HENNESSY ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 165 AND A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH FLEMING ROAD.

* HENNESSY ROAD EASTBOUND FROM HOUSE NOS. 237 TO 317B, AND FROM HOUSE NOS. 343 TO 383.

HOWEVER, THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE DESIGNATED PEAK HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY:

* TIN LOK LANE BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH HENNESSY ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* HENNESSY ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH O’BRIEN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 45 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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

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FULL AND BUSY PROGRAMME FOR ROYAL VISIT

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A FULL AND BUSY PROGRAMME FOR THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL ENSURE THAT THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF HONG KONG PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THE ROYAL COUPLE DURING THEIR VISIT FROM OCTOBER 21 TO 23.

+THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER MANY ASPECTS OF HONG KONG LIFE FROM SPORT TO CEREMONIAL, FROM INDUSTRY TO ENTERTAINMENT AND THERE WILL BE A STRONG ACCENT ON YOUTH, + A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON BOARD THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA AT 9 AM ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21 AFTER A STATE VISIT TO CHINA. AS HMY BRITANNIA ENTERS VICTORIA HARBOUR THROUGH LYEMUN GAP SHE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE, AND WILL BE GREETED BY BOATS FROM THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUB AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS. A 21-GUN SALUTE WILL BE FIRED FROM HMS TAMAR AS HMY BRITANNIA APPROACHES CENTRAL DISTRICT.

AS THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE DISEMBARK FROM BRITANNIA THERE WILL BE A FLYPAST OF HELICOPTERS FROM THE RAF, THE ARMY AIR CORPS AND THE RHKAAF. THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL LAND AT QUEEN’S PIER WHERE THEY WILL BE GREETED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE, FOLLOWED BY SENIOR LOCAL DIGNITARIES.

THE QUEEN WILL INSPECT A GUARD OF HONOUR, MOUNTED BY THE 6TH QUEEN ELIZABETH’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES, AND MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE BAND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE AND THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE 6TH QEO GURKHA RIFLES.

REPRESENTATIVES OF UNIFORMED YOUTH ORGANISATIONS WILL LINE THE FOYER AS THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE ENTER CITY HALL TO BE GREETED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR GERRY FORSGATE, AND THE VICE-CHAIRMAN, MRS ELSIE TU.

IN THE CONCERT HALL, WHERE MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE BAND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT, THE GOVERNOR AND SIR S.Y. CHUNG WILL MAKE SPEECHES OF WELCOME TO WHICH THE QUEEN WILL REPLY.

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THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL LEAVE CITY HALL VIA STATUE SQUARE, WHERE THE BAND OF THE COLDSTREAM GUARDS WILL BE ENTERTAINING THE PUBLIC. ON REACHING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING THEY WILL VISIT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER AND ATTEND A RECEPTION GIVEN BY UMELCO. THE QUEEN WILL UNVEIL A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE.

FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING THEY WILL PROCEED TO THE HONG KONG BANK AND ASCEND TO AN UPPER FLOOR FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW OF HONG KONG.

FROM THE BANK THE VISITORS WILL LEAVE FOR GOVERNMENT HOUSE FOR A FORMAL LUNCHEON ATTENDED BY JUDGES, URBAN COUNCILLORS AND OTHER DIGNITARIES. MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE POLICE BAND.

AT THE LUNCHEON SIR S.Y. CHUNG WILL PRESENT THE QUEEN WITH A SET OF THE 14 GOLD COINS SPECIALLY MINTED EACH YEAR FOR HONG KONG SINCE THE QUEEN’S FIRST VISIT. THE FIRST COIN COMMEMORATED THE 1975 ROYAL VISIT. SINCE THEN HONG KONG HAS BROUGHT OUT A COIN AT EACH LUNAR NEW YEAR. THE COIN TO COMMEMORATE THE QUEEN’S LATEST VISIT, ALONG WITH THE ONE FOR THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT, WILL MAKE UP THE SET OF 14 PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN.

IN THE AFTERNOON THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL VISIT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC WHERE THEY WILL SEE AN EXHIBITION AND TOUR THE SWIRE SCHOOL OF DESIGN.

FROM THE POLYTECHNIC THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL TRAVEL TO THE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE SITE AT HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI. THE QUEEN WILL LAY THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE CENTRE AND SHE AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL SEE AN EXHIBITION OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS AND MEET LOCAL INDUSTRIALISTS.

IN THE EVENING, AFTER A PRIVATE DINNER ON BOARD HMY BRITANNIA, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL LEAVE FOR THE COLISEUM TO WATCH A +YOUTH SPECTACULAR* PERFORMANCE INVOLVING A CAST OF OVER 6 OOO ON THE THEME OF HONG KONG’S YOUTH AND VITALITY. THEY WILL ALSO MEET SOME OF THE PERFORMERS.

THE EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON TELEVISION FROM THE TIME THAT THE ROYAL PARTY LAND AT THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PROMENADE.

ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO CELEBRATE THE VISIT, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH HAVE SEPARATE PROGRAMMES. THE QUEEN WILL PROCEED FROM HONG KONG TO SHA TIN WHERE SHE WILL VISIT A FLAT AT A HOUSING ESTATE AND TOUR A SHOPPING COMPLEX.

/THE QUEEiJ'S .........

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THE QUEEN'S NEXT ENGAGEMENT IS AT THE YUEN WO ROAD STADIUM WHERE SHE WILL SEE CHILDREN AND ELDERLY PEOPLE ENGAGED IN VARIOUS SPORTING ACTIVITIES BEFORE SHE PROCEEDS TO THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB WHERE SHE WILL BE JOINED BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

MEANWHILE HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL VISIT THE CASTLE PEAK POWER STATION, WHERE HE WILL TOUR THE PLANT AND OFFICIALLY OPEN THE +B+ STATION.

HE WILL LEAVE CASTLE PEAK FOR THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE WHERE HE WILL TOUR THE FACILITIES, MEET STAFF AND SEE ATHLETES UNDER TRAINING BEFORE HE REJOINS THE QUEEN.

AT THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL ATTEND A CIVIC LUNCHEON GIVEN BY THE GOVERNOR WHERE THE GUESTS WILL INCLUDE MEMBERS OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARDS. MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE BAND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT.

AFTER LUNCH THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL WATCH SEVERAL RACES. THEY WILL LEAVE SHA TIN RACECOURSE SEPARATELY. THE QUEEN WILL ATTEND A GARDEN PARTY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE WHILST THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL GO TO LAM TSUEN TO OPEN THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TRAINING CAMP AND MEET YOUNG PEOPLE TRAINING THERE.

IN THE EVENING A STATE DINNER ON BOARD BRITANNIA WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION ON THE ROYAL YACHT FOR 200 GUESTS.

THE DINNER WILL BE PRECEDED BY A FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN THE HARBOUR AND THE RECEPTION WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE CEREMONY OF BEATING RETREAT PERFORMED BY THE ROYAL MARINES' BAND.

ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, THE QUEEN WILL LEAVE FROM KAI TAK ON AN AIRCRAFT OF THE QUEEN’S FLIGHT.

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WHO WILL BE SPENDING AN EXTRA DAY IN HONG KONG, WILL OPEN THE WORLD WILDLIFE FUND’S EDUCATION CENTRE AND TOUR THE MAI PO NATURE RESERVE.

AFTER LUNCHEON AT THE OFFICERS’ MESS AT HEADQUARTERS BRITISH FORCES THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL LEAVE FOR LYEMUN BARRACKS FOR A VISIT TO THE 7TH DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES. HE WILL INSPECT A REGIMENTAL PARADE AND LATER MEET SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

+THE SPECIAL GOLD COIN STRUCK FOR THE QUEEN’S VISIT WILL BE PUT ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC, AS WERE PREVIOUS COINS IN THE SET. DETAILS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER,+ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST ,7, 1986

CONTENTS PjiGE NO.

HYGIENE AT CENTRE CF ANTI-CHOLERA ACTION ........ 1

CHOLERA TOTAL RISES TO 20 ....................... 1

MONITORING OF WATER QUALITY STEPPED-UP........... 2

GT,EAR ANGE OF ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD STjiLLS IN KWUN TONG ............................................. 3

PROPOSAL TO AMEND COMPENSATION LAW ENDORSED .... 4

REGISTRATION REVOKED ............................ 5

SHIPPING, PORT, CARGO STATISTICS RELEASED......... 5

MORE STAGES IN TRAFFIC DIVERSION oCHEME BEING IMPLEMENTED ...................................

TENDERS FOR TAXI LICENCES PROCESSED ............. 9

ANIMAL WASTES CONTROL PACKAGE.................... 10

YAU MA TEI DB TO DISCUSS MISMANAGED BUILDINGS ... 10

SEMINARS ON FAN MUSSEL CULTURE ORGANISED ........ 11

DB MEMBERS TOUR POLLUTED SPOTS................... 12

RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN CENTRAL............... 12

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SAN 20 KONG SLIP ROAD ...... 1?

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1986

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HYGIENE AT CENTRE OF ANT I-CHOLERA ACTION X X X X X

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) REAFFIRMED ITS POLICY ON THE CONTROL OF CHOLERA, AND RESTATED THAT INOCULATION IS NOT THE MOST EFFECTIVE PUBLIC HEALTH PREVENTIVE MEASURE.

AT THE SECOND MEETING OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON THE CONTROL OF THE DISEASE, IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD CONTINUE TO STEP UP ITS EFFORTS ON FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

THE COMMITTEE WAS SET UP ON AUGUST 4 TO CO-ORDINATE ALL MEASURES UNDERTAKEN BY VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF CHOLERA AFTER HONG KONG WAS DECLARED TO BE INFECTED.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, WHICH IS CHAIRED BY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR S.H. LEE, INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

THE MEETING AGREED THAT EFFORTS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE CONCENTRATED ON FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEILLANCE, INCLUDING THE INSPECTION OF FOOD PREMISES, CRACKING DOWN ON ILLEGAL FOOD HAWKERS, AND SAMPLING OF BEACH, SWIMMING POOL AND WELL WATER.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE GOVERNMENT WILL ALSO PUT GREATER EMPHASIS ON EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON HOW TO PREVENT THE DISEASE, THROUGH PUBLICITY IN THE MASS MEDIA, ANNOUNCEMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST ON TELEVISION AND RADIO, POSTER DISPLAYS, AND DISTRIBUTION OF LEAFLETS.

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CHOLERA TOTAL RISES TO 20

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TWO NEW CASES OF CHOLERA WERE CONFIRMED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THIS BRINGS TO 20 THE NUMBER OF CASES CONFIRMED SINCE HONG KONG WAS DECLARED CHOLERA INFECTED LAST WEEK.

THE NEW PATIENTS ARE MEN, AGED AND 34 AND THEY HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED AS LOCAL CASES. ONE PATIENT LIVES IN SHAM SHU I 0 AND THE OTHER IN KOWLOON CITY.

UP TO 4 PM TODAY, A TOTAL OF INOCULATED AGAINST THE DISEASE AT AND THREE PORT HEALTH OFFICES.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SEEKING TOTALLED 11 493, DOWN FROM 14 005

13 192 PEOPLE HAD BEEN

THE EIGHT INOCULATION CENTRES

INOCULATION AT THE EIGHT CENTRES YESTERDAY.

/THE FOLLOWING .......

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THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBERS (WITH YESTERDAY’S FIGURES IN BRACKETS):

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 661 (851)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 950 (1 400)

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 3 950 (3 700)

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 1 600 (1 700)

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 1 800 (2 325)

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 1 200 623 (1 686) (963)

TA 1 PO JOCKEY CLUB CL IN IC 709 (1 380)

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 1 699 (1 846)

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MONITORING OF WATER QUALITY STEPPED-UP * * M *

AS PART OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S STEPPED-UP ACTION TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH, THE DEPARTMENT HAS STRENGTHENED ITS MONITORING OF WATER QUALITY IN PUBLIC BEACHES ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND SWIMMING POOLS IN THE URBAN AREA.

+STAFF AT THE URBAN COUNCIL’S 13 SWIMMING POOL COMPLEXES TAKE WATER SAMPLES FROM THE POOLS ONCE EVERY TWO HOURS TO ENSURE THAT THE CHLORINE CONTENT MEETS THE REQUIRED STANDARD ALL THE TIME AND THAT NO BACTERIA CAN GROW IN THE WATERS,+ SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT TODAY.

+WATER SAMPLES ARE TAKEN EVEN EVERY HOUR FROM THOSE CROWDED SWIMMING POOLS, SUCH AS THE KWUN TONG SWIMMING POOL,+ HE SAID.

IN ADDITION, MONTHLY WATER SAMPLES ARE TAKEN FROM ALL SWIMMING POOLS FOR BACTERIOLOGICAL EXAMINATION, HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE RESULTS OF ALL THE WATER SAMPLES SO FAR THIS YEAR SHOWED THAT THE E. COL I COUNT PER 100 ML OF WATER WAS BEYOND ZERO, WHICH IS WELL WITHIN THE SAFETY STANDARD.

/+T0 ENSURE........

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+T0 ENSURE THAT PU3LIC BEACHES ON HONG KONG ISLAND ARE SAFE FOR SWIMMING, THE DEPARTMENT’S DISTRICT HEALTH STAFF TAKE SAMPLES FROM THE 12 GAZETTED BEACHES ONCE EVERY FORTNIGHT FOR BACTERIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS BY THE PATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE,* HE SAID.

+ THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES IS EMPOWERED TO CLOSE ANY BATHING BEACH WHEN ITS WATER CONSTITUTES A HAZARD TO PUBLIC HEALTH.*

MEANWHILE, MONITORING OF WATER QUALITY IN PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS WHICH CATER FOR LARGE NUMBERS OF RESIDENTS HAS ALREADY BEEN ENHANCED.

+WATER SAMPLES ARE TAKEN ONCE EVERY FORTNIGHT FROM ALL SUCH PRIVATE SWIMMING POOLS TO ASSESS THEIR BACTERIOLOGICAL QUALITY,* SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

+IN ADDITION, THE DEPARTMENT’S HEALTH INSPECTORS WILL TEACH THE MANAGEMENT OF SUCH PRIVATE POOLS ON WAYS TO TEST THE RESIDUAL CHLORINE CONTENT SO AS TO ENSURE THAT THE LEVEL IS ALWAYS WITHIN THE SAFETY STANDARD.*

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MORE THAN 20 ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD STALLS WERE TODAY CLEARED FROM A PRIVATE SIDE LANE IN HOW MING STREET, KWUN TONG, IN A SPECIAL OPERATION CARRIED OUT BY THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

+THE OPERATION STARTED EARLY THIS MORNING FOLLOWING CONSENT <□IVEN BY THE LANDLORD FOR USD STAFF TO MOVE INTO THE SIDE LANE,* SAID CHIEF HEALTH INSPECTOR, MR LAW SHEK-KEI, WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE OPERATION.

HE SAID A LARGE QUANTITY OF PARAPHERNALIA USED FOR THE COOKED FOOD BUSINESS WERE SEIZED DURING THE OPERATION. +THESE INCLUDE TWO DIRTY AND BROKEN ABANDONED VANS WHICH HAD BEEN USED BY THE ILLEGAL STALLS OPERATORS AS STOREROOMS FOR FOOD,* HE SAID.

DURING THE OPERATION, MR LAW SAID HEALTH INSPECTORS ALSO COLLECTED 10 ENVIRONMENTAL SwABS FOR ANALYSIS.

+THE ENTIRE LANE WILL BE HOSED DOWN BY USD CLEANSING STAFF WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ANTI-PEST MEASURES TO BE CARRIED OUT BY PEST CONTROL STAFF,* HE ADDED.


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MEANWHILE, MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS TODAY CONTINUED SERIES OF OPERATIONS AGAINST ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKING ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HARBOUR.

A TOTAL OF 61 ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH CAUSING OBSTRUCTION AND ILLEGAL HAWKING.

A BREAKDOWN OF THE ARRESTS IN THE 11 URBAN DISTRICTS IS AS FOLLOWS:

EASTERN 2

WAN CHAI 13

CENTRAL 5

WESTERN 0

SOUTHERN 3

YAU MA TEI 1

SHAM SHU I PO 7

WONG TAI SIN 0

KWUN TONG 6

KOWLOON CITY 7

MONG KOK 17

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PROPOSAL TO AMEND COMPENSATION LAW ENDORSED

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THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD TODAY (THURSDAY) ENDORSED A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE TO CLARIFY THE ORIGINAL INTENTION OF THE LAW SO THAT EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES COULD APPLY TO THE COURT TO CANCEL AN AGREEMENT ON COMPENSATION IF IT WAS ENTERED INTO IN IGNORANCE OF, OR UNDER A MISTAKE AS TO, THE TRUE NATURE OR EXTENT OF AN EMPLOYEE’S INJURY.

THE PROPOSAL, WHICH IS EMBODIED IN THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, WOULD ENABLE THE COURT TO ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION PAYABLE TO AN INJURED WORKER IN THE LIGHT OF MORE ACCURATE ASSESSMENT ON THE EXTENT OF HIS INJURIES.

AT THE BOARD’S MEETING TODAY, IT ADVISED THAT A COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE BOARD SHOULD BE SET UP TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF VIEWS AMONG REPRESENTATIVES OF EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS, EMPLOYEES’ UNIONS, RELEVANT GOVERNMENT ■DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER RELATED ORGANISATIONS.

THE BOARD ALSO AGREED TO A PROPOSAL TO INCLUDE CANCER OF THE BLADDER AS AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE WHICH CAN BE COMPENSATED UNDER THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE.

MEMBERS FURTHER CONSIDERED A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE SCOPE OF THE FUND TO COVER THE PAYMENT OF WAGES IN LIEU OF NOTICE. AT PRESENT THE FUND ONLY COVERS ARREARS OF WAGES OWED BY INSOLVENT EMPLOYERS.

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IT AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT THE COVERAGE OF THE WAGE SECURITY FUND SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE WAGES IN LIEU OF NOTICE ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS EXTENSION WOULD NOT RESULT IN ANY INCREASE IN THE PRESENT RATE OF LEVY.

THE EXTENT OF THE COVERAGE WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE BOARD FOLLOWING A FURTHER EXAMINATION OF THE RELEVANT FACTS AND FIGURES AND THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE VARIOUS OPTIONS.

MEMBERS WERE TOLD OF THE PROGRESS MADE ON TWO PROPOSALS WHICH THEY HAD CONSIDERED AND ENDORSED AT PREVIOUS BOARD MEETINGS. THE FIRST PROVIDES FOR STAFF RETIREMENT SCHEMES INVOLVING WAGE DEDUCTIONS TO BE APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR AND THE SECOND CONCERNS VARIOUS AMENDMENTS TO THE TRADE UNIONS ORDINANCE TO IMPROVE UNION ADMINISTRATION GENERALLY.

THE BOARD ALSO AGREED TO THE PUBLICATION OF AN ANNUAL REPORT ON ITS ACTIVITIES AND NOTED A REPORT ON HONG KONG’S RECENT ATTENDANCE AT THE GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION.

THE MEETING WAS CHAIRED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR J.C.A. HAMMOND.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODAY REVOKED THE REGISTRATION OF FIRST BANGKOK CITY FINANCE LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY, ON THE GROUND THAT THE COMPANY IS BEING WOUND UP.

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SHIPPING, PORT, CARGO STATISTICS RELEASED * * * *

IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986, 3 208 SHIPS WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 19.2 MILLION NRT (NET REGISTERED TONS) ARRIVED IN HONG KONG, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 192 (OR 6 PER CENT) IN NUMBER AND OF 9 PER CENT IN CAPACITY OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985.

THESE FIGURES ARE CONTAINED IN THE +HONG KONG SHIPPING STATISTICS REPORT* PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT,

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DURING THE SAME PERIOD, THE TOTAL TONNAGE OF CARGO DISCHARGED IN HONG KONG FROM INCOMING SHIPS (ESTIMATED FROM SAMPLED MANIFEST CONSIGNMENTS) INCREASED BY 18 PER CENT. WHEN ANALYSED BY SHIP TYPE INCREASE WERE RECORDED IN THE NUMBER OF CONTAINER VESSELS (+184), OIL TANKERS (+21) AND LOG-TIMBER CARRIERS (+13), WHILE THE NUMBER OF SEMI-CONTAINER VESSELS AND ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF VESSELS DROPPED (-45 AND -24 RESPECTIVELY).

INCREASES IN NUMBER WERE NOTED FOR SHIPS REGISTERED IN CHINA (+183), PANAMA (+31), SINGAPORE (+26) AND SOUTH KOREA (+17); BUT DECREASES WERE RECORDED FOR THOSE REGISTERED IN LIBERIA (-28) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (-23). THE NUMBER OF SHIPS WITH A CAPACITY OF LESS THAN 10 000 DWT (DEADWEIGHT TONS) INCREASED (+84).

IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986, THERE WERE 3 224 OUTGOING SHIPS, WITH A TOTAL CAPACITY OF 19.2 MILLION NRT, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 197 (OR 7 PER CENT) IN NUMBER AND OF 8 PER CENT IN CAPACITY OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985.

THE TOTAL TONNAGE OF CARGO LOADED IN HONG KONG ONTO OUTGOING SHIPS (ESTIMATED FROM SAMPLED MANIFEST CONSIGNMENTS) ROSE BY 20 PER CENT. ABOUT 67 PER CENT OF THE DEPARTING SHIPS STAYED IN HONG KONG FOR LESS THAN TWO DAYS.

OF THE CARGO DISCHARGED FROM INCOMING SHIPS, 84 PER CENT IN TERMS OF TONNAGE WAS IMPORTS AND 16 PER CENT WAS TRANSHIPMENT CARGO. OF THE CARGO LOADED ONTO OUTGOING SHIPS, 51 PER CENT WAS EXPORTS (INCLUDING RE-EXPORTS) AND 49 PER CENT WAS TRANSHIPMENT CARGO.

THE MAJOR COUNTRIES OF LOADING FOR SEABORNE IMPORTS IN TONNAGE TERMS WERE JAPAN (17 PER CENT), SINGAPORE (13 PER CENT), AUSTRALIA (12 PER CENT) AND CHINA (11 PER CENT), WHILE THE MAJOR COUNTRIES OF DISCHARGE FOR SEABORNE EXPORTS WERE THE U.S. (21 PER CENT), TAIWAN (15 PER CENT), CHINA (8 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (8 PER CENT).

TRANSHIPMENT CARGO WAS MAINLY LOADED IN CHINA (28 PER CENT) AND THE U.S. (17 PER CENT); AND WAS MAINLY DISCHARGED IN CHINA (19 PER CENT) AND THE U.S. (15 PER CENT).

COMPARING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 WITH THE SAME QUARTER IN 1985, INCREASES IN TONNAGE WERE NOTED FOR IMPORTS FROM AUSTRALIA (+58 PER CENT), THE U.S. (+48 PER CENT) AND CHINA (+24 PER CENT); BUT DECREASES WERE RECORDED FOR IMPORTS FROM THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA (-10 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (-6 PER CENT).

AS A WHOLE, THE TOTAL TONNAGE OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 15 PER CENT. AMONG THE PRINCIPAL COMMODITIES, INCREASE IN CARGO TONNAGE WERE RECORDED IN THE IMPORTS OF LOGS AND TIMBER (+135 PER CENT), IRON AND STEEL ( + 57 PER CENT) AND INORGANIC CHEMICALS (+44 PER CENT-)..

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DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986, THE TOTAL TONNAGE OF SEABORNE EXPORTS (DOMESTIC EXPORTS PLUS RE-EXPORTS) INCREASED BY 8 PER CENT. INCREASES IN TONNAGE WERE RECORDED FOR SEABORNE EXPORTS TO SINGAPORE (+72 PER CENT), INDONESIA (+36 PER CENT) AND SOUTH KOREA (+30 PER CENT) BUT DECREASES WERE NOTED FOR THOSE TO CHINA (-47 PER CENT) AND JAPAN (-4 PER CENT).

AMONG THE PRINCIPAL COMMODITIES, INCREASES WERE NOTED FOR SEABORNE EXPORTS OF VEGETABLES AND FRUIT (+199 PER CENT), CEMENT AND CEMENT CLINKER (+166 PER CENT) AND GARMENTS OF MIXED MATERIALS OR OTHER MATERIALS, N.E.S. (+106 PER CENT), BUT SEABORNE EXPORTS OF COTTON GARMENTS DROPPED (-3 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 DESCRIBED IN THE EXPLANATORY NOTES OF THE REPORT.

MORE DETAILS ON SHIPPING, PORT AND CARGO STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 ARE CONTAINED IN THE +HONG KONG SHIPPING STATISTICS REPORT* FOR JANUARY TO MARCH 1986, WHICH IS ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $14 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ON STATISTICS PROVIDED ON THE REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE SHIPPING STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 5-455422.

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MORE STAGES IN TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME BEING IMPLEMENTED

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STAGES TWO AND THREE OF THE TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM NEXT THURSDAY (AUGUST 14) AND FROM THE END OF AUGUST RESPECTIVELY.

DETAILS WERE OUTLINED BY MR WAN MAN-LEUNG, ACTING SENIOR ENGINEER OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S TRAFFIC ENGINEERING KOWLOON DIVISION, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE RECONSTRUCTION, WHICH WILL TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE, WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC LANE TO THE FLYOVER ON WHICH THE FLOW IS REACHING SATURATION LEVEL.

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THE THREE-STAGE DIVERSION SCHEME HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC DURING RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

STAGE ONE OF THE SCHEME, DESIGNED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF STAGES TWO AND THREE, TOOK EFFECT ON JUNE 26.

WHEN STAGE THREE BEGINS, ONE OF THE THREE LANES OF THE EXISTING FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED FOR DEMOLITION AND THE REMAINING TWO LANES WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

MR WAN POINTED OUT THAT SOME CONGESTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE FIRST FEW DAYS THE STAGES TWO AND THREE ARRANGEMENTS ARE IN EFFECT.

BUT ONCE DRIVERS, AND RESIDENTS IN THE AREA, BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS, TRAFFIC SHOULD BE SMOOTHER.

MR WAN EMPHASISED THAT THE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE ARRANGEMENTS.

UNDER STAGE TWO, ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND GREEN MINIBUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT FROM WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND ON TO PUI CHING ROAD EASTBOUND.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR HO MAN TIN CAN TAKE A DIVERSION ALONG WATERLOO ROAD, SOARES AVENUE, ARGYLE STREET, WATERLOO ROAD AND PUI CHING ROAD.

AS CONGESTION IS EXPECTED, MOTORISTS PROCEEDING TO HONG KONG AND KOWLOON SOUTH ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO USE WYLIE ROAD, WHILE VEHICLES FROM NATHAN ROAD HEADING FOR HONG KONG SHOULD USE GASCOIGNE ROAD INSTEAD.

TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SO AS TO ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION, ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING LEFT FROM WATERLOO ROAD ON TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST OR FROM PROCEEDING NORTH TO BOUNDARY STREET.

ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES SHOULD USE THE DIVERSION ROUTE FOR STAGE ONE: ARGYLE STREET, KADOORIE AVENUE, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, EMBANKMENT ROAD AND BOUNDARY STREET.

HOWEVER, U-TURNING TRAFFIC UNDERNEATH THE WATERLOO ROAD FLYOVER WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

UNDER STAGE THREE, THE NORTHBOUND LANE ON THE FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED. THE DATE FOR CLOSURE WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR KOWLOON TONG AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SHOULD USE THE GROUND LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY OF PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD AND PROCEED NORTH ALONG WATERLOO ROAD.

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TO HELP MAINTAIN A SMOOTH TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THE DIVERSION ROUTE A 7-10 AM AND 4-7 PM NO STOPPING RESTRICTION WILL BE IMPOSED ON WATERLOO ROAD SECTIONS BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND PUI CHING ROAD-SOARES AVENUE.

TO EASE THE TRAFFIC LOAD ALONG PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, PARTICULARLY AT ITS JUNCTION WITH ARGYLE STREET, MOTORISTS FROM HONG KONG HEADING FOR KOWLOON WEST AND TSUEN WAN ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO USE THIS ROUTE: CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL INTERCHANGE, GASCOIGNE ROAD, GASCOIGNE ROAD FLYOVER, FERRY STREET, TONG MEI ROAD, LAI CHI KOK ROAD OR GASCOIGNE ROAD, NATHAN ROAD AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR THE AIRPORT AND KOWLOON EAST SHOULD USE THE EAST KOWLOON WAY.

IN ADDITION, THE NORTHBOUND BUS STOP AT PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD UNDER PUI CHING ROAD FLYOVER FOR CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL ROUTES 103, 113 AND 170 WILL BE SUSPENDED.

MR WAN SAID THAT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC INFORMED OF THE SCHEME, MAPS AND SCHEDULES ON GENERAL TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE DISPLAYED ON STREET NOTICE BOARDS IN THE AFFECTED DISTRICTS. COPIES OF THE MAP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS OF RELEVANT DISTRICT OFFICES.

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TENDERS FOR TAXI LICENCES PROCESSED

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS COMPLETED PROCESSING TENDERS FOR THE LATEST BATCH OF 100 URBAN TAXI LICENCES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT A TOTAL OF 357 TENDERS HAD BEEN RECEIVED BY THE CLOSING DATE OF JULY 11. + THE HIGHEST TENDER ACCEPTED WAS $374 533 AND THE LOWEST $363 000,+ HE SAID.

THE AVERAGE PREMIUM OF $372 042 MARKED AN INCREASE OF 27.4 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THAT FOR THE PREVIOUS TENDER EXERCISE IN JANUARY.

DETAILS CONCERNING SUCCESSFUL TENDERERS AND THE AMOUNTS OFFERED WILL BE PUBLISHED IN TOMORROW’S GAZETTE.

IN MID-JULY, THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL DECIDED THAT THE MORATORIUM ON THE ISSUE OF NEW LICENCES FOR NEW TERRITORIES AND LANTAU TAXIS WOULD CONTINUE FOR TWO YEARS UNTIL JULY 1988 WHILE THE NUMBER OF URBAN TAXIS WOULD BE LIMITED TO 14 400.

+THIS MEANS THAT OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS, URBAN TAXI LICENCES WILL CONTINUE TO BE TENDERED AT A RATE OF 200 PER YEAR,+ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

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ANIMAL WASTES CONTROL PACKAGE * * * * *

ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE.

tuc dppqq CONFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE MR IAN HOWARD, DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, MR RICHARD’ HOARE, AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH

HO.

AND WELFARE, MR FRANCIS

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE.

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YAU MA TEI DB TO DISCUSS MISMANAGED BUILDINGS * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE ASKED TO ENDORSE A RECOMMENDATION TO INCLUDE ANOTHER 15 TARGET BUILDINGS FOR IMPROVEMENT ACTIONS AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE RECOMMENDATION IS PUT FORWARD BY THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE.

CHAIRED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER AND COMPRISING REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, THE COMMITTEE RECENTLY REVIEWED THE SITUATION OF THE 30 TARGET BUILDINGS IDENTIFIED LAST YEAR.

ELEVEN BUILDINGS HAD ACHIEVED SATISFACTORY PROGRESS AND WERE HANDED BACK TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTION.

THE COMMITTEE THEREFORE SUGGESTED ANOTHER 15 BUILDINGS BE INCLUDED TO THE TARGET LIST TO HELP TACKLE THEIR MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS.

ALSO TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING ARE TWO PAPERS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS - ONE ON A SURVEY ON WATER DRIPPING FROM AIR CONDITIONERS AND THE OTHER ON LEGISLATION RELATING TO THE FORMATION OF OWNERS CORPORATIONS.

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OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE ALLOCATION OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND THE CIVIC EDUCATION FESTIVAL, AND INFORMATION PAPERS ON THE STUDY TOUR TO JAPAN AND THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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SEMINARS ON FAN MUSSEL CULTURE ORGANISED * * *

THREE HALF-DAY SEMINARS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT THIS MONTH TO INTRODUCE TO MAR ICULTURI STS TWO NEW METHODS FOR FAN MUSSEL CULTURE RECENTLY DEVELOPED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

THE SEMINARS WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 15 AT THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION SHA TAU KOK PRIMARY SCHOOL, ON AUGUST 18 AT THE DEPARTMENT’S TAI PO KAU FISHERIES OFFICE, AND ON AUGUST 20 AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD CONFERENCE ROOM. THE STARTING TIME IS 2.30 PM.

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN EACH SEMINAR IS LIMITED TO 30. INTERESTED MAR ICULTURI STS SHOULD TELEPHONE 5-520171 EXT. 22 FOR REGISTRATION ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THE SEMINARS WOULD HELP TO DIVERSIFY MARICULTURE AND ALSO TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY.

+IN VIEW OF THE HIGH NATURAL MORTALITY OF FAN MUSSELS CULTURED LOCALLY BY THE TRADITIONAL METHOD, THE DEPARTMENT HAS SUCCESSFULLY DEVELOPED THE RAFT AND BOTTOM CAGE CULTURE METHODS,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE FORMER INVOLVES CULTURING FAN MUSSELS IN SMALL SAND-FILLED POCKETS ARRANGED IN A RACK HANGING VERTICALLY FROM A RAFT WHILE FOR THE LATTER A NET CAGE IS SECURED ON THE SEABED.

+THE NEW CULTURE METHODS HAVE REDUCED CONSIDERABLY THE MORTALITY OF FAN MUSSELS, THEREBY INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY BY NINE TO TEN TIMES,+ HE SAID.

THE SEMINARS FORM PART OF A SERIES OF FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AIMED AT INCREASING THE PRODUCTIVITY OF MARICULTURE.

ASPECTS OF MARICULTURE ARE INCLUDED IN THE REGULAR TALKS IN THE +FISHERMEN’S HALF-HOUR+, A WEEKLY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG RADIO PROGRAMME.

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DB MEMBERS TOUR POLLUTED SPOTS * * * * *

tuiotccm kWAi CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (Thursday! tSur?J a SuSbeS ?fIites to acqua!nt themselves with POLLUTED CONDITIONS IN THE DISTRICT AND IN TSUEN WA .

THEY WENT TO TSUEN WAN NULLAH IN THE CASTLE PEAK ROAD AREA WHERE THEY WERE BRIEFED ON THE CURRENT PRACTICE OF INDISCRIMINATE DISPOSAL OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE THROUGH THE STORM WATER SYSTEM.

MEMBERS THEN WENT TO THE CHUNG NAM BUILDING TO SEE THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING. THEY ALSO VISITED TIEN CHU VE-TSIN ON TSING Yl ISLAND TO SEE HOW CHEMICAL WASTE WAS DISCHARGED.

THEY SAW A BARGE IN OPERATION AT THE KWAI CHUNG CARGO TERMINAL COLLECTING OILY WASTE FROM VESSELS AND WERE BRIEFED ON A SIMPLE RECYCLING OPERATION ON BOARD THE BARGE.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THE TECHNICALITIES OF DISPOSAL OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE DURING THE VISIT.

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RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN CENTRAL

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TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW, THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS IN CENTRAL WILL BE DESIGNATED PEAK HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM) DAILY RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 9):

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THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CHATER ROAD BETWEEN CLUB STREET AND MURRAY ROAD

THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CHATER ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH MURRAY ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 45 METRES WEST

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THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF MURRAY ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT EIGHT METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH LAMBETH WALK TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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

IN ADDITION, THE EXISTING PEAK HOUR RESTRICTED ZONE FOR GOODS VEHICLES ON THE ABOVE-MENTIONED SECTIONS OF CHATER ROAD WILL BE LIFTED AT THE SAME TIME.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SAN PO KONG SLIP ROAD * * * *

THE SLIP ROAD ON THE FLYOVER IN SAN PO KONG INTERCHANGE LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST EASTBOUND TO CHOI HUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 10) TO 8 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS.

FROM

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS HEADING FOR CHOI HUNG ROAD FnQrl PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST EASTBOUND SHOULD USE THE GROUND LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST TO CHOI

HUNG ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NO NEW CASES OF CHOLERA REPORTED............................. 1

FULL-SCALE ACTION AGAINST ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS 1

GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS MAKE 48 ARRESTS ........................ 2

NEW MEASURES FOR CONTROLLING ANIMAL WASTES .................. J

TAC SUB-CCMMITTEE TO REVIEW TAXI POLICY...................... 5

FS VISITS KWAI CHUNG WATCH FACTORY .......................... 7

MISSION OFF TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT ................ 8

HOME SAFETY CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED SUNDAY .................. 9

SEMINAR ON ANTI-NARCOTICS ................................... 9

BRIEFING ON ENHANCEMENTS TO SSPA SYSTEM ..................... 10

T0URIS4 SURVEY TO BEGIN IN ISLANDS DISTRICT ................. 10

FURTHER APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR INSTITUTE COURSES .......... 11

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ......... 11

GIANT LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION ............................ 12

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN WESTERN .................................. 13

TEMPORARY CLOSURE FOR FOOTBRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ............... 14

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NO NEW CASES OF CHOLERA REPORTED * * * *

NO NEW CASES OF CHOLERA WERE REPORTED BY LATE THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN THE PRESENT OUTBREAK REMAINS AT 20, AND ALL PATIENTS ARE IN A SATISFACTORY CONDITION, A SPOKEN. FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID.

+THE SITUATION SEEMS TO BE IMPROVING,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THERE WAS A FURTHER DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ATTENDING THE EIGHT INOCULATION CENTRES. UP TO 4 PM, 6 616 PEOPLE HAD BEEN INOCULATED, COMPARED WITH 11 493 ON THURSDAY.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE INOCULATED TODAY (WITH YESTERDAY’S FIGURES IN BRACKETS):

SA 1 YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 411 (661)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 520 (950)

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 2 100 (3 950)

YAU 1 MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 915 (1 600)

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 1 100 (1 800)

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 700 (1 200)

SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 360 (623)

TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CL IN IC 510 (709)

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 1 261 (1 699)

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THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS CARPET-SEARCHING EVER'/ PART OF KWUN TONG AND TSZ WAN SHAN TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS AND IS ALSO STEPPING UP CHECKS ON LICENSED FOOD PREMISES IN THE URBAN AREA, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES (ENVIRONMENT AND RECREATION), bR TOMMY CHOY, SAID TODAY.

+THE DEPARTMENT IS MAK ING AN ALL-OUT EFFORT TO FIND OUT

ANY POSSIBLE FOOD SOURCE OF HE SAID AFTER INSPECTING AN COOKED-FOOD HAWKING IN KWUN

THE CURRENT CHOLERA OUTBREAK,* USD OPERATION AGAINST ILLEGAL TONG.

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+BESIDES RAIDING ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS AND CLEARING UF ILLEGAL FOOD PREPARATION STRUCTURES, HEALTH INSPECTORS OF THE DEPARTMENT ALEC HAVE INSPECTED ABOUT 77' LICENSED FOOD PREMISES DAILY DURING THE wEEK.

+WE ARE ALSO MAKING THOROUGH INVESTIGATIONS INTO FOOD SOURCES AFTER INQUIRING ABOUT THE DAILY EATING HABITS OF CHOLERA VICTIMS AND DISINFECTING THEIR RESIDENCES.+

EARLIER, 50 MEMBERS OF THE USD’S GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS CRACKED DOWN ON MORE THAN 10 ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD STALLS ON THE PAVEMENT AT 389-449, KWUN TONG ROAD.

AS A RESULT OF THE OPERATION, THREE LORRY-LOADS OF HAWKER PARAPHERNALIA WERE SEIZED AND ALL ILLEGAL STRUCTURES tfERE TORN DOWN.

+WE HAVE ALSO SENT SIX FOOD SAMPLES, THREE ENVIRONMENTAL SWAPS AND FIVE RECTAL SwAPS OF THE COOKED FOOD STALL OPERATORS TO THE PATHOLOGICAL INSTITUTE FOR ANALYSIS,+ SAID THE CHIEF HEALTH INSPECTOR OF KWUN TONG, MR LAW SHEK-KAI.

IN ADDITION, CLEANSING STAFF TODAY CLEANED UP A PRIVATE SIDE LANE IN HOW MING STREET WHERE MORE THAN 20 ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD STALLS WERE REMOVED BY THE USD YESTERDAY. ANTI-PEST MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN LATER TO IMPROVE THE HYGIENE STANDARD THERE.

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GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS MAKE 48 ARRESTS * K

A TOTAL OF 48 ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD AND DRINKS HAWKERS WERE ARRESTED BY MEMBERS OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS DURING TODAY’S CONTINUED CRACKDOWN ON FOOD-FOR-MAN TRADERS.

THEY WERE ALL CHARGED WITH CAUSING OBSTRUCTION AND ILLEGAL HAWKING.

A BREAKDOWN OF THE ARRESTS IN THE 11 URBAN DISTRICTS IS AS FOLLOWS:

EASTERN 7

WAN CHAI 3

CENTRAL 2

WESTERN 2

SOUTHERN 5

YAU MA TE I 1

SHAM SHU I PO 2

WONG TAI SIN 4

KWUN TONG 1

KOWLOON CITY 1

MONG KOK 20

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NEW MEASURES FOR CONTROLLING ANIMAL WASTES * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED A PACKAGE OF NEW MEASURES WHICH HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL FOR THE CONTROL OF POLLUTION CAUSED BY ANIMAL WASTES.

THE PACKAGE, COSTING $490 MILLION OVER 10 YEARS, HAS BEEN FORMULATED FOLLOWING EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION CARRIED OUT IN THE EARLIER PART OF THIS YEAR.

DURING THE FOUR MONTHS ENDING APRIL 30, 1986, A TOTAL OF 54 ORGANISATIONS, INCLUDING THE 19 DISTRICT BOARDS, THE URBAN COUNCIL, -GIONAL COUNCIL, HEUNG YEE KUK AND ASSOCIATIONS OF LIVESTOCK FARMERS AND RELATED TRADES WERE ASKED TO COMMENT ON A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT WHICH THE GOVERNMENT PUBLISHED IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR. THIS SET OUT A PROPOSED PACKAGE OF MEASURES INVOLVING A BAN ON LIVESTOCK KEEPING IN THE MAIN BUILT-UP AREA AND CONTROLS ELSEWHERE.

THE ASSOCIATIONS OF FARMERS AND RELATED TRADES AND THE HEUNG YEE KUK REACTED STRONGLY AGAINST THE PROPOSALS? THE URBAN DISTRICT BOARDS I'' ';NERAL SUPPORTED THE PROPOSAL TO BAN LIVESTOCK KEEPING IN URBAN AREAS AND URGED THE GOVERNMENT TO PAY COMPENSATION IN SUCH CASES AND TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR COMPLIANCE IN CONTROLLED AREAS.

THE URBAN COUNCIL SUPPORTED THE PROPOSAL FOR A BAN IN THE URBAN AREA.

MOST OF THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT BOARDS AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL GENERALLY ACKNOWLEDGED THE NEED TO TAKE ACTION BUT RECOMMENDED SYMPATHETIC TREATMENT FOR SMALL FARMERS IN PARTICULAR, WITH PROVISION BOTH FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR COMPLIANCE AND COMPENSATION FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE DRIVEN OUT OF BUSINESS THROUGH INABILITY TO COMPLY. OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSALS WAS MORE STRONGLY VOICED IN THE NORTH, YUEN LONG, TUEN MUN AND ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARDS.

A 10-YEAR PROGRAMME IS PLANNED, INCLUDING ONE YEAR FOR UNDERTAKING A SURVEY, RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING OF STAFF AND PROVIDING ADVANCE NOTICE FOR AFFECTED FARMERS.

IN OUTLINE, THE PHASING AND SCOPE OF THE MEASURES FOLLOWED THOSE DESCRIBED IN THE CONSULTATIVE PA’ER:

(A) PHASE 1 (YEAR 2 TO YEAR 4): LIVESTOCK KEEPING WOULD BE BANNED ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND IN KOWLOON, NEW KOWLOON, SHA TIN, TAI PO, FANLING, SHEUNG SHU I, TSUEN WAN AND TUEN MUN NEW TOWNS. IN ADDITION, THE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF ANIMAL WASTE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS WOULD BE CLOSELY CONTROLLED!

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(I) TOLO HARBOUR AND TOLO CHANNEL WATER CATCHMENT (OUTSIDE THE TWO NEW TOWNS)

(II) RIVER INDUS AND UPPER SHENZHEN CATCHMENT

(III) TSUEN WAN HINTERLAND AND TAI LAM CHUNG CATCHMENT

(IV) TUEN MUN HINTERLAND

(B) PHASE II (YEAR 5 TO YEAR 7): LIVESTOCK KEEPING WOULD BE BANNED IN YUEN LONG NEW TOWN AND PART OF TUEN MUN -YUEN LONG CORRIDOR. IN ADDITION, THE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF ANIMAL WASTE IN THE YUEN LONG HINTERLAND, TIN SHUI WAI AND KAM TIN WOULD BE CLOSELY CONTROLLED.

(C) PHASE III (YEAR 8 TO YEAR 10): THE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL Of ANIMAL WASTE IN THE REMAINING AREAS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD BE CLOSELY CONTROLLED.

IN AREAS WHERE CONTROLS - RATHER THAN A BAN - WILL APPLY, NEW REGULATIONS WILL HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED BY ALL KEEPERS OF LIVESTOCK. THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE REGULATIONS WILL BE TO ENSURE THAT PROPER WASTE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL METHODS ARE PRACTISED AT ALL PREMISES WHERE LIVESTOCK ARE KEPT.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEW CONTROLS WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PROGRAMME OF AGRICULTURAL AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY EXTENSION SERVICES WHICH WILL ADVISE FARMERS HOW TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW CONTROLS, ASSIST THEM TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF COMPLIANCE IN INDIVIDUAL CASES, DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ON RELEVANT WASTE TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY AND PROMOTE ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS MADE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO ITS ORIGINAL PROPOSALS TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF VIEWS EXPRESSED DURING THE CONSULTATION. THE MOST IMPORTANT CHANGE IS THAT IT IS NOW PLANNED TO PROVIDE ANIMAL WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES FOR FARMERS.

THE PROVISION OF COLLECTION SERVICES RECOGNISES THE FACT THAT ACCESS TO A COLLECTION SERVICE WILL, FOR MOST FARMERS, BE THE CRITICAL FACTOR DETERMINING THEIR ABILITY TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW CONTROLS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ACCEPTED THAT THE FARMING SECTOR IS NOT SUFFICIENTLY UNIFIED OR ORGANISED FOR IT TO BE REALISTICALLY ASSUMED THAT COLLECTION SERVICES WILL SPRING UP IN RESPONSE TO THE UNDOUBTED DEMAND WHICH THE NEW CONTROLS WILL CREATE.

FARMERS WILL STILL NEED TO INVEST IN ANY ’ON-FARM’ IMPROVEMENTS NECESSARY TO COMPLEMENT THEIR PARTICIPATION IN A COLLECTION SERVICE AND TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS REGARDING ’ON-FARM’ HANDLING AND STORAGE OF WASTE.

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COLLECTION SERVICES WILL BE DESIGNED AND TENDERED TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND, INITIALLY, THEY WILL BE ENTIRELY FUNDED FROM THE GENERAL REVENUE; THE ELEMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDING WILL BE PROGRESSIVELY REDUCED OVER THE PERIOD OF NINE YEARS, SO THAT THE COST OF COLLECTION SERVICES WILL IN DUE COURSE BE AN INTEGRAL COMPONENT OF LOCAL LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION COSTS.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT PUBLIC EXPENDITURE ON COLLECTION SERVICES WILL AMOUNT TO MORE THAN $175 MILLION IN THE 10-YEAR PROGRAMME.

IN BANNED AREAS, LIVESTOCK FARMERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS. IN CONTROLLED AREAS, SOME FARMERS WILL BE UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE NEW CONTROLS, BECAUSE OF SITE CONSTRAINTS, FOR EXAMPLE. HAVING REGARD TO VIEWS EXPRESSED DURING THE CONSULTATION, IT IS NOW INTENDED THAT EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED TO THOSE FARMERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH THE CONTROLS. RATES OF PAYMENT WILL BE THE SAME AS THOSE USED FOR DEVELOPMENT CLEARANCES.

ANOTHER FEATURE OF THE PACKAGE IS TO PROVIDE LANDLORDS IN THOSE AREAS WHICH WILL IN FUTURE BE SUBJECT TO CONTROLS, WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO FOREGO THE RIGHT TO KEEP LIVESTOCK ON THEIR LAND IN RETURN FOR COMPENSATION IN THE NATURE OF A PREMIUM WHICH WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS OF EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS TO FARMERS IN THE BANNED AREAS. THIS SHOULD HELP TO REDUCE THE LONG-TERM ENFORCEMENT IMPLICATIONS OF THE SCHEME.

THESE NEW CONTROLS ON THE DISPOSAL OF ANIMAL WASTES COMPLEMENT RECENTLY ANNOUNCED MEASURES TO CONTROL TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL DISCHARGES, STARTING IN THE TOLO WATER CONTROL ZONE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK LATER.

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TAC SUB-COMMITTEE TO REVIEW TAXI POLICY *****

A SUB-COMMITTEE UNDER THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) HAS BEEN FORMED TO REVIEW THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY ON TAXIS.

THE SUB-COMMITTEE HELD ITS FIRST MEETING TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE NEED FOR THE REVIEW WAS AGREED BY TAC AT ITS MEETING HELD ON JUNE 17 ACTER CONSIDERING PROPOSALS ON THE LIMITATION ON TAXI

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THE COMMITTEE FELT THAT THE CONSIDERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A THE ISSUE AND AGREED TO SET UP A MATTER.

QUESTION OF TAXI NUMBERS SHOULD BE LONG-TERM GOVERNMENT POLICY ON SUB-COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO THE

THE SUB-COMMITTEE IS CHAIRED BY MR JACKIE CHAN CHAI-KEUNG, WHO IS A MEMBER OF THE TAC.

+THE SUB-COMMITTEE AIMS TO MAKE PROPOSALS TO THE TAC ON A COHERENT LONG-TERM POLICY FOR REGULATING THE OPERATION OF TAXIS,+ MR CHAN SAID.

+ IT WILL PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE ROLE OF TAXIS IN THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM, THE CONTROL ON THE NUMBER OF TAXIS, THE METHOD OF ISSUING LICENCES, FARE POLICY, THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING REGULATIONS ON TAXI OPERATION, AND THE QUALITY OF SERVICE.+

THE SUB-COMMITTEE COMPRISES FIVE TAC MEMBERS AND TWO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

THE TAC MEMBERS ARE DR CONRAD LAM KUI-SHING, MR STEPHEN CHENG WUI-YAU (A SENIOR LECTURER AT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC), DR LEUNG CHI-KEUNG (READER IN THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY AND GEOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG) AND DR STEPHEN TANG LUNG-WAI (A LECTURER IN SOCIOLOGY AT THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG).

THE ADMINISTRATION IS REPRESENTED BY THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR H.C. PANG, AND THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR S.T. PANG.

A WIDE-RANGING PROGRAMME HAS BEEN DRAWN UP FOR CONSULTING INTERESTED PARTIES AND THE PUBLIC ON MATTERS UNDER REVIEW.

+THE SUB-COMMITTEE WILL FULLY CONSULT THE TAXI TRADE AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS BEFORE PUTTING FIRM PROPOSALS TO THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE. INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO PUT FORWARD THEIR VIEWS AND SUGGESTIONS TO THE SUB-COMMITTEE FOR CONSIDERATION,+ MR CHAN SAID.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO PUT FORWARD THEIR VIEWS OR SUGGESTIONS TO THE SUB-COMMITTEE ARE INVITED TO CONTACT MISS BETTY CHING, SECRETARY TO THE SUB-COMMITTEE, AT 5-240495 OR TO SEND THEIR WRITTEN SUBMISSIONS TO THE TRANSPORT BRANCH (SEVENTH FLOOR, ST JOHN’S BUILDING, 33 GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG).

THE SUB-COMMITTEE WILL CONSULT THE DISTRICT BOARDS ON ITS FINDINGS AND PROPOSALS BEFORE IT SUBMITS FIRM RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE TAC. THE WHOLE PROCESS IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 18 MONTHS.

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FS VISITS KWAI CHUNG WATCH FACTORY * * * * *

TH- FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, VISITED A KWAI CHUNG WATCH FACTORY TODAY (FRIDAY) TO LOOK AT WHAT MAKES THE LOCAL INDUSTRY TICK.

MR JACOBS WAS TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE PRECISION ENGINEERING LIMITED WHICH MANUFACTURES ANALOGUE, QUARTZ AND MECHANICAL WATCHES UNDER THE SEIKO BRAND NAME. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG.

THE VISIT WAS THE FIRST STOP IN A FAMILIARISATION VISITS WHICH WILL TAKE OVER A PERIOD OF SIX WEEKS.

PROGRAMME OF

HIM TO SIX FACTORIES

PRECISION ENGINEERING, A SUBSIDIARY OF SEIKO INSTRUMENTS AND ELECTRONICS LIMITED, WAS SET UP IN 1968 AND WAS ONE OF THE FORERUNNERS IN THE MOVE BY JAPANESE BUSINESSES TO INVEST IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

TODAY, ALMOST TWO DECADES LATER, THE SIZE OF THE JAPANESE PRESENCE IN THE LOCAL MANUFACTURING SECTOR HAS GROWN CONSIDERABLY. JAPANESE INVESTMENT IS REPRESENTED BY 127 FACTORIES INCLUDING 67 JOINT VENTURES WITH AN AGGREGATE INVESTMENT VALUE OF ABOUT $2 964 MILLION.

JAPAN NOW RANKS SECOND ONLY TO THE UNITED STATES AS THE LARGEST SOURCE OF DIRECT OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY WITH A 21 PER CENT SHARE IN THE OVERSEAS INVESTMENT STAKES.

AND THERE ARE SIGNS THAT JAPANESE INDUSTRIALISTS ARE PLANNING TO STEP UP THEIR EFFORTS TO INVEST IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING SECTOR.

SO FAR THIS YEAR, FIVE EXISTING MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS WITH JAPANESE INTERESTS HAVE BEEN EXPANDED AND SIX NEW ONES ESTABLISHED WITH INVESTMENTS ADDING UP TO MORE THAN $550 MILLION. IN ADDITION, 10 FIRMS ARE PLANNING TO SET UP FACTORIES WITH AN ESTIMATED INVESTMENT OF MORE THAN $230 MILLION.

THE WATCHES AND CLOCKS INDUSTRY IS THE FIFTH LARGEST AMONG HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES. IN EXPORTS OF WATCHES, HONG KONG IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD IN TERMS OF QUANTITY AND THE THIRD LARGEST - AFTER SWITZERLAND AND JAPAN - IN TERMS OF VALUE.

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THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1986, AT $4 141 MILLION, WAS 3801 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT MORE THAN IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1985. EXPORTS OF ELECTRONIC WATCHES ACCOUNTED FOR THE BULK OF THE GROWTH.

MOTE TO EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPH OF MR JACOBS’ VISIT WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK LATER.

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MISSION OFF TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT * * * *

AN INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT MISSION LEFT FOR AUSTRALIA TODAY (FRIDAY) AS PART OF CONTINUING EFFORTS TO PROMOTE AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.

THE DELEGATION, COMPRISING PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, MR C.L. CriU, AND A CONSULTANT, MR TOMMY LAI, FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S +ONE STOP UNIT+, WILL VISIT WESTERN AUSTRALIA, MAINLY IN AND AROUND PERTH, FROM AUGUST 11 TO 15.

AS A FOLLOW-UP MISSION TO ONE IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR, MR CHU AND MR LAI WILL RENEW CONTACTS WITH COMPANIES ALREADY KNOWN TO THE DEPARTMENT AND HAVING AN INTEREST IN INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG.

THEY WILL VISIT A NUMBER OF PRE-SELECTED COMPANIES TO DISCUSS THE ADVANTAGES OF HONG KONG AS AN OFFSHORE MANUFACTURING BASE. IN ADDITION, THEY WILL CALL ON GOVERNMENT OFFICES, TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATIONS AND BANKS TO EXPLAIN HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION POLICY AND ACTIVITIES.

AS ONE OF A REGULAR SERIES OF INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION MISSIONS TO AUSTRALIA ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT SINCF 1976, THE MISSION IS INTENDED TO MAINTAIN THE INTEREST OF AUSTRALIAN INVESTORS IN HONG KONG.

AUSTRALIA RANKS EIGHTH AMONG OVERSEAS COUNTRIES INVESTING IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, WITH A TOTAL OF 28 ESTABLISHMENTS EMPLOYING SOME 3 000 WORKERS.

TOTAL AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT IS VALUED AT ABOUT $191 MILLION, OF WHICH THE LARGEST ARE IN THE NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS AND BAS IC METAL INDUSTRIES.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 193b

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HOME SAFETY CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED SUNDAY * * * *

THE mME SAFETY CAMPAIGN, ONE OF GOVERNMENT’S MAJOR PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS IV 1936-87, * ILL BE LAUNCHED AT THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE THIS SUNDAY (AUGUST 10).

OFFICIATING AT THE EVENT, THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHN CHAN, WILL INTRODUCE THE THEMES WHICH WILL BE used to convey home safety messages to the public.

A ^EEK-LONG HOME SAFETY EXHIBITION SHOWING THE PUBLIC HOW TO AVOID MANY OF THE ACCIDENTS WHICH OCCUR IN THE HOME WILL ALSO BE LAUNCHED AT THE SAME TIME.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, A ONE-HOUR VARIETY SHOW, PRODUCED AND BROADCAST LIVE BY RTHK, WILL PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT WITH SONGS AND QUIZZES.

SINGERS ALBERT AU, CALLY KWONG AND WAI YIN CLUB MEMBERS WILL PERFORM AT THE SHOW.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING (RADIO), MR SIMON LUN, CHAIRMAN OF THE FONG SHU FOOK TONG FOUNDATION FUND, MR HENRY FONG, WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, MR LI SZE-BAY, MR LIU SHING-LI AND MR WONG CHUNG-CHUEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HOME SAFETY CAMPAIGN AT 2 PM ON SUNDAY AT THE OPEN DECK OF LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE.

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SEMINAR ON ANTI-NARCOTICS

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EXPERTS FROM 17 COUNTRIES IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION WILL GATHER IN HONG KONG TO UNDERTAKE A TWO-DAY FIELD STUDY OF ANTI-NARCOTICS ACTIVITIES.

CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, PROFESSOR ffRALD CHOA WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HONC KONG PROGRAMME OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON DRUG PROBLEM^ IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION TO BE HELD AT THE OLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, AT 9 AM ON AUGUaT 11 (MONDAY).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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’RF- l iG ON ENHANCEMENTS TO SSPA SYSTEM * * * *

f. PR'CS BRIEFING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ENHANCEMENTS -J ’H- SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM WILL BE HELD AT "H- 'OiFERENCE ROOM OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS AT LEE GARDENS, THIRD FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, AT 2.30 PM TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE PRINCIPAL EDUCATION OFFICER (SYSTEMS AND RESEARCH), MR HSU SHOW-HOO, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE PRESS BRIEFING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS BRIEFING. INFORMATION NOTES OF THE ENHANCEMENTS TO SSPA SYSTEM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT 2 PM AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS.

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THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE WILL CONDUCT A TWO-WEEK MARKETING SURVEY THIS MONTH TO COLLECT FIGURES AND FACTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT CF TOUR ISM IN THE DISTRICT.

THE SURVEY WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS, COVERING QUALITY AND QUANTITY.

+THE QUALITY SECTION WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON BOARD FERRIES SERVING THE ISLANDS AND PEOPLE WILL BE ASKED ABOUT THE PLACES THEY VISITED AND WHAT THEY THINK OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

+THE QUANTITY SECTION WILL BE DONE BY TELEPHONE INTERVIEWS. THIS IS DESIGNED TO FIND OUT HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE VISITED THE ISLANDS IN THE PAST YEAR AND THE FREQUENCY OF THEIR TRIPS.*

+THE SURVEY IS DESIGNED TO FIND OUT VISITORS’ PREFERENCES, AND THEIR COMPLAINTS, SO AS TO FACILITATE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PLANNING,* HE ADDED.

THE INTERVIEWERS WILL CARRY A TEMPORARY STAFF CARD ISSUED BY THE DISTR ICT OFF ICE.

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F -7HPF APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR INSTITUTE COURSES

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r..; 3"VEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING jtvC i/aRE INVITING FURTHER APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO 59 EVENING COURSES DUE TO START NEXT MONTH.

thf FIRST STUDENT ENROLMENT EXERCISE FOR THE INSTITUTES’ • 24 EVENING COURSES IN THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR TOOK .LAC_ I n APR IL.

THE SECOND ENROLMENT EXERCISE IS INTENDED TO FILL AL IM I T&v-NUMBER OF VACANCIES LEFT IN THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES: HOTEL-KE^PI iND TOURISM STUDIES COMMERCIAL STUDIES, CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL S> JecH^ICAL ENGINEERING, GENERAL STUPES. INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, ./AR INE AND FABRICATION, APPLIED SCIENCE AND MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEER ING.

APPLICATION FORMS AND GUIDES TO APPLICANTS C£N BE OBTAINED FROM ALL INSTITUTES, EXCEPT THE ONE IN SHA TIN. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 16.

THE EVENING COURSES OFFERED BY THE TECHNICAL ARE AT CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN LEVELS, PROVIDING ONt COMPLEMENTARY EDUCATION FOR PEOPLE WORKING IN THE COMMERCIAL AND SERVICE SECTORS.

INSTITUTES

TO THREE YEARS' INDUSTRIAL,

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SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION

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ThE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) he I'.DED CHILDREN OF FARMING AND FISHING FAMILIES IN NEED OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO CONTINUE THEIR SECONDARY EDUCATION THAT THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBSIDIES UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT APPLICATIONS FOR SUBSIDIES, WHICH ARE PROVIDED IN THE FORM OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS, a ILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 15.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICE 3°3 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, AND FROM DISTRICT AGRICULTURAL AND FISHER IES LIAISON OFF ICES.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE IN FORM 4 TO 7. AT ANY SECONDARY SCHOOL IN HONG KONG.

THE AWARDS ARc TEi’.AhLE

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SC-?..'.RS-lys VAY EE AWARDED TO STUDENTS wHO HAVE ACHIEVE-A STANDARD OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, The. SPOKESMAN SAID.

+3TU-ENTS APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS MAY ALSO APPLY FOR --mNTS L' COVER TUITION FEES AND PURCHASE CF BOOKS AND SUCH /-“LIGATIONS *> ILL BE CONSIDERED ON A FINANCIAL NEED BASIS,* -t AdDEd.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT APPLICATION PROCEDURES CAN BE ■'■•ADE TO TnE SECRETARY OF THE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS AND MARINE FISH SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AT 3-7332227.

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GIANT LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION

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RESIDENTS IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THIS YEAR’S GIANT LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE, IT IS SPONSORED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD.

THE DESIGNS, WITH BRIEF DESCRIPTION, MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE BEFORE AUGUST 16. TOTAL MEASUREMENT OF THE LENGTH, WIDTH AND HEIGHT OF THE LANTERN SHOULD NOT BE LFSS THAN FOUR METRES.

THE BEST 15 ENTRIES WILL BE GRANTED A SUBSIDY OF UP TO 3800 EACH AS PRODUCTION COST.

THE LANTERNS WILL BE DISPLAYED AND ADJUDICATED AT THE f/ID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL AT THE ARGYLE STREET PLAYGROUND ON SEPTEMBER 19 (FRIDAY).

DESIGNERS OF THE BEST THREE LANTERNS WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES.

THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO PEOPLE LIVING, STUDYING OR WORKING IN THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT. THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALLY.

ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT KAU PUI LUNG ROAD AND ITS TWO SUB-OFFICES AT BULKELEY STREET IN HUNG HOM AND HOMANTIN ESTATE.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN WESTERN * * * * *

ro FCILITA-TE RECONSTRUCTION WORK ON BELCHER’S STREET, TH=. POLL'.. ING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS wILL EE IMPLEMENTED IN WESTERN LISTRICT FROM 13 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 11):

* THE EXISTING TEMPORARY PROHIBITED ZONE ON THE SECTION OF SMITHFIELD BETWEEN HOUSE 41A AN! ITS JUNCTION wITH BELCHER’o STREET wILL CONTINUE TO ODERATE FOR ANOTHER SEVEN WEEKS. NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN EMERGENCY VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THIS ROAD SECTION.

* TRAFFIC EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM SMITHFIELD SOUTH OF BELCHER’S STREET WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO BELCHER’S STREET FOR SEVEN WEEKS. WHEN ON THIS SECTION OF SMITHFIELD, GREEN MINIBUSES ON ROUTES 12 AND 23 WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT INTO BELCHER’S STREET. ALL OTHER AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED VIA POKFIELD ROAD AND POK FU LAM RlAD.

IN ADDITION, THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY FOR ABO IT GPQ WEEKS:

* HAU WO STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND, WHILE THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF HAU WO STREET WILL BE DESIGNATED A PEAK HOJR (7 - 10 aM AND 4-7 PM) DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE. METERED PARKING SPACES ON H«U WO STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

* THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND ON SMITHFIELD, OPPOSITE THE KENNEDY TOWN PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, WILL BE RESITED TO HAU WO STREET NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH DAVIS STREET. THE PLB STAND ON SMITHFIELD NORTH OF BELCHER’S STREET WILL BE RESITED TO THE SECTION OF SMITHFIELD BETWEEN FORBES STREET AND BELCHER’S STREET.

* THE SECTION OF SMITHFIELD BETWEEN HAU WO STREET AND BELCHER’S STREET wILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES. AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HAU WO STREET AND DAVIS STREET TO REJOIN BELCHER’S STREET.

* VEHICLES NOT EXCEEDING 10 METRES IN LENGTH ON WESTBOUND BELCHER’S STREtT WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT INTO SMITHFIELD.

* PLB WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SECTION OF CADOGAN STREET BETWEEN BELCHER’S STREET AND CATCHICK STREET AND THE SECTION OF CATCHICK STREET BETwEEN CADOGAN STREET AND SMITHFIELD. AT THE SAME TIME, THE SAME ROAD SECTIONS WILL EE MAD- RA-HOUR DAILY PLB RESTRICTED ZONES.

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- G-EEN ■ IMBUSES ON ROUTE 12 ON JOURNEYS TO SAI YING PUN WILL BE DIVERTED VIA SMITHFIELD, BELCHER’S STREET WESTBOUND, CADOGAN STREET, CATCHICK STREET, SANDS STREET AND BELCHER’S STREET EASTBOUND BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING. ON JOURNEYS TO KwUN LUNG LAU, THEY WILL HAVE TO USE BELCHER’S STREET AND SMITHFIELD, OMITTING CADOGAN STREET AND CATCHICK STREET.

* GREEN MINIBUSES ON ROUTE 13 ON JOURNEYS TO SAI YING PUN WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CATCHICK STREET, SANDS STREET, BELCHER’S STREET WESTBOUND AND SMITHFIELD BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING.

* GREEN MINIBUSES ON ROUTE 23 ON JOURNEYS TO POK FU LAM WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CATCHICK STREET, SANDS STREET, BELCHER’S STREET WESTBOUND AND SMITHFIELD BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING. ON JOURNEYS TO KENNEDY TOwN, THEY WILL HAVE TO USE SMITHFIELD, BELCHER’S STREET WESTBOUND, CADOGAN STREET, CATCHICK STREET, SANDS STREET AND BELCHER’S STREET EASTBOUND BEFORE TERMINATING AT HOLLAND STREET.

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TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE, THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF GLOUCESTER ROAD AND HARCOURT ROAD BETWEEN O’BRIEN TOAD AND RODNEY STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY BETWEEN 1 AM AND 5 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 11) AND TUESDAY.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON GLOUCESTER ROAD HEADING FOR CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED TO INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD, FENWICK STREET, HENNESSY ROAD AND QUEENSWAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

Saturday, august 9, 1986

CONTENTS Page NO

4 000 FOOD PREMISES INSPECTED BY USD ............... 1

ONE NEW CaSE OF CHOLaRa ............................ 1

Campaign aims at greater safety in teh home ........ 2

CIVIC EDUCATION REFERENCE LIBRARY to be set up .. 5

DETAILS OF SHa tin youth programme.................. 5

SIM1NAR on ENVIRONMENT.-L IMPROVEMENT............... 4

TURN MUN TO GET SECOND INDOOR GaMES HaLL............ 4

NAM CHEONG STREET NULLaH DECK TO BE TRANSFORMED . 5

NORTH DISTRICT WaTER CUT ........................... 5

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4 000 FOOD PREMISES INSPECTED BY USD * * * * *

TO ENSURE THAT THE FOOD TRADE IS COMPLYING WITH THE MANY NECESSARY FOOD HYGIENE REGULATIONS, THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED A BLITZ ON RESTAURANTS AND OTHER FOOD PREMISES.

+S0 FAR, MORE THAN 4 000 LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS INCLUDING COOKED FOOD STALLS IN THE URBAN AREA HAVE BEEN INSPECTED SINCE THE TOUGH CRACKDOWN STARTED LAST MONDAY AS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S STEPPED-UP EFFORTS TO SAFEGUARD PUBLIC HEALTH,+ SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

+ A TOTAL OF 54 SUMMONSES HAVE BEEN SERVED AND 3 661 WARNINGS ISSUED TO FOOD PREMISES OPERATORS FOR HAVING CONTRAVENED THE FOOD HYGIENE REGULATIONS.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID A DAILY AVERAGE OF ABOUT 80 INSPECTORS WERE MOBILISED FOR THE BLITZ OPERATIONS.

+DURING THE INSPECTIONS, HEALTH INSPECTORS PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE CLEANLINESS OF THE PREMISES, PERSONAL HYGIENE OF FOOD HANDLERS AND PROPER FOOD STORAGE AND HANDLING,* HE SAID.

+IN ADDITION, THE HEALTH INSPECTORS BRIEF OPERATORS AND FOOD HANDLERS ON THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF FOOD, ENVIRONMENTAL AND PERSONAL HYGIENE.

+T0 PUT THE MESSAGE ACROSS TO PEOPLE IN THE FOOD TRADE, HEALTH INSPECTORS ARE ALSO DISTRIBUTING COPIES OF A COMPREHENSIVE BILINGUAL PAMPHLET SETTING OUT GUIDELINES ON PERSONAL AND FOOD HANDLING HYGIENE.*

SO FAR, COPIES HAVE BEEN HANDED OUT TO ABOUT 3 000 FOOD PREMISES OPERATORS WHO HAVE ATTENDED THE FOOD HYGIENE SEMINARS NOW BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS YEAR’S FOOD HYGIENE CAMPAIGN.

ABOUT 1 000 MORE FOOD OUTLETS OPERATORS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE SEMINARS BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN ENDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH.

COPIES OF THE PAMPHLET ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE DEPARTMENT’S DISTRICT OFFICES FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

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ONE NEW CASE OF CHOLERA

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ONE NEW CASE OF CHOLERA WAS CONFIRMED TODAY (SATURDAY) BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES CONFIRMED IS NOW 21.

THE PATIENT IS A 72-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO LIVES IN YUEN LONG. rllS CONDITION IS SATISFACTORY.

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UP TO NOON TODAY, A TOTAL OF 2 524 PEOPLE RECEIVED INOCULATIONS AT THE EIGHT INOCULATION CENTRES AND THREE PORT HEALTH OFFICES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER INOCULATED TODAY (WITH YESTERDAY’S FIGURES UP TC BRACKETS) : OF PEOPLE ) 4 PM IN WHO WERE

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 156 (411)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 210 (520)

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 550 (2 130)

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 246 (915)

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 300 (1 103)

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 190 (703)

SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 96 (363)

TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CL IN IC 140 (510)

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 636 (1 261)

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT INOCULATION WILL NOT EE AVAILABLE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE EIGHT CENTRES.

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CAMPAIGN AIMS AT GREATER SAFETY IN THE HOME * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS STARTING A CONCERTED PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF POSSIBLE DANGER AREAS IN THE HOME SO AS TO REDUCE HOUSEHOLD ACCIDENTS.

THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHN CHAN, WILL LAUNCH THE HOME SAFETY CAMPAIGN TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT 2 PM AT LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE AND WILL INTRODUCE THE MAIN PUBLICITY THEMES WHICH WILL BE USED TO CONVEY HOME SAFETY MESSAGES TO THE PUBLIC.

SUPPORTING THIS MAJOR CAMPAIGN, A SERIES OF PUBLICITY MATERIALS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED INCLUDING A COMPREHENSIVE BOOKLET AND POSTERS AS WELL AS TELEVISION AND RADIO ANNOUNCEMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST.

OTHER PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANISED. ONE OF THESE IS THE WEEK-LONG HOME SAFETY EXHIBITION WHICH WILL ALSO BE OPENED TOMORROW, AT THE EXHIBITION HALL OF LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE.

VISITORS TO THE EXHIBITION WILL SEE MANY ASPECTS OF EVERYDAY HOME SAFETY INCLUDING GAS SAFETY, FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY WITH ELECTRICITY.

HOME SAFETY MESSAGES WILL BE ALSO CONVEYED IN THE FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT IN A ONE-HOUR VARIETY SHOW PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND STAGED AFTER THF OPENING CEREMONY.

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SINGERS ALBERT AU AND CALLY KWONG AND WAI YIN CLUB MEMBERS WILL PERFORM AT THE SHOW.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY WILL BE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING (RADIO), MR SIMON LUN, CHAIRMAN OF FONG SHU FOOK TONG FOUNDATION FUND, MR HENRY FONG, AND WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS LI SZE-BAY, LIU SHING-LI AND WONG CHUNG-CHUEN.

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CIVIC EDUCATION REFERENCE LIBRARY TO BE SET UP *****

A WORKING GROUP OF THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION HAS DECIDED IN PRINCIPLE TO SET UP A REFERENCE LIBRARY ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE STUDY GROUP ON GUIDELINES FOR CIVIC EDUCATION, MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP AGREED TO COMPILE AN INDEX ON MATERIALS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT.

THE INDEX WILL BE READY BY NEXT APRIL. PREPARATION WILL ALSO BE MADE TO SET UP A CIVIC EDUCATION REFERENCE LIBRARY AT THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS IN 1987-88.

THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION WILL THEN GIVE CONSIDERATION TO THE SETTING UP OF A CIVIC EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE THE FOLLOWING YEAR.

LED BY THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMITTEE, MRS RITA FAN, MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE AND CONVENORS OF WORKING GROUPS RECENTLY VISITED THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CIVIC EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE IN PAK FUK ROAD FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE FACILITIES PROVIDED.

DURING THE VISIT, DEPUTY CHIEF INSPECTOR (CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT) OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MR HO CHE-LEUNG, EXPLAINED THAT THE CENTRE, EQUIPPED WITH READING MATERIALS, AS WELL AS AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS ON CIVIC EDUCATION, HAS PROVED VERY POPULAR WITH TEACHERS.

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DETAILS OF SHA TIN YOUTH PROGRAMME

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHA TIN YOUTH PROGRAMME WORKING GROUP, MR WONG HONG-CHUNG, WILL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE SHA TIN YOUTH PROGRAMME AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (SUNDAY) IN THE SHA KOK YOUTH CENTRE, SHA KOK ESTATE.

THE FIVE-MONTH LONG YOUTH PROGRAMME, SPONSORED BY THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD, WILL INCLUDE A SERIES OF SUMMER AND WINTER ACTIVITIES, A YOUTH CONFERENCE AND A CARE-FOR-THE-YOUTH SCHEME.


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ALSO PRESENT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE MEMBERS OF THE YOUTH PROGRAMME WORKING GROUP, MR TAM FAU-CHUEN, MISS CHAN MEI-KIT AND MISS WONG WAI-MUI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT

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ABOUT 250 REPRESENTATIVES OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS CORPORATIONS IN THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT WILL TAKE PART IN A SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

ORGANISED BY THE JORDAN AREA COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD, THE SEMINAR IS TO ENHANCE PUBLIC AWARENESS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING A SAFE AND PLEASANT LIVING ENVIRONMENT.

IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FRIENDLY EXCHANGES BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON ENVIRONMENT-RELATED ISSUES.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE, THE POLICE, THE ICAC, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT’S BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM WILL BE SPEAKING AT THE SEMINAR AND ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM PARTICIPANTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR AT 4 PM TOMORROW IN KA WO RESTAURANT, FOURTH FLOOR, 343 NATHAN ROAD.

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TUEN MUN TO GET SECOND INDOOR GAMES HALL H * * *

A SECOND INDOOR GAMES HALL IS TO BE BUI LT ON A 6 683-SQ'JARE-METRE SITE AT WU SHAN ROAD IN TUEN MUN TO SERVE NEARBY HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME ESTATES AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

FACILITIES FOR BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, BADMINTON, TABLE TENNIS, SQUASH, GYMNASTICS AND OTHER INDOOR GAMES WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE CENTRE.

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ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT, FUNDS FOR WHICH WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, ARE A STAND FOR 400 SPECTATORS AND ANCILLARY FACILITIES SUCH AS CHANGING ROOMS, SHOWERS, TOILETS AND OFFICES.

CONSTRUCTION WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1088.

TENDERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY AUGUST 29.

TUEN MUN’S FIRST INDOOR GAMES HALL, SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION BY NOVEMBER AT A COST OF $10 MILLION, IS BEING BUILT NEAR TAI HING ESTATE.

IT PROVIDES ABOUT 2 500 SQUARE METRES OF GAMES AREA.

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NAM CHEONG STREET NULLAH DECK TO BE TRANSFORMED * * * * *

CONSTRUCTION WORK ON THE $2.7 MILLION REST GARDENS IN NAM CHEONG STREET NULLAH DECK IN SHAM SHU I PO HAS BEGUN FOLLOWING THE RECENT CLEARANCE OF A LARGE NUMBER OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES THERE.

+THE LANDSCAPED REST GARDENS WILL PROVIDE A WELCOME OASIS OF GREENERY IN THE MIDST OF THE DENSELY POPULATED DISTRICT,+ SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY.

+THE PROJECT WILL FEATURE LATERAL BRICKWORK PLANTERS ALONG THE BOUNDARY OF THE SITE. APART FROM PROVIDING AN ATTRACTIVE FEATURE, THESE WILL ACT AS PHYSICAL BARRIERS TO SEGREGATE THE AMENITY PLOTS FROM THE ADJOINING BUSY ROADS.

+IN ADDITION THERE WILL BE WOODEN ARBOURS WITH PARK BENCHES, AS WELL AS CENTRAL BRICKWORK PLANTERS ALONG THE CENTRAL PART OF THE AMENITY PLOTS.+

THE REST GARDENS ARE EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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NORTH DISTRICT WATER CUT * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE NORTH DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF BETWEEN 9 AM AND 6 PM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 12) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG JOCKEY CLUB ROAD FROM SAN FUNG AVENUE TO HUNG KIU, INCLUDING SHEUNG SHU I TSUEN AND SHEUNG SHU I WA SHAN.

ALL PREMISES ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD FROM HUNG KIU TO MUK WU, INCLUDING HUNG KIU SAN TSUEN, FU TEI AU ROAD, LO WU TSUEN, LIU POK TSUEN, SAN UK LENG TSUEN, MUK WU TSUEN, SHA LENG TSUEN AND TAK YUET LAU WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CONCERTED ACTION TO STEP UP HOME SaFETY............  1

PURPOSE-BUILT TRAINING oCHOGL FOR USD ........... 2

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RENT ALLOWANCE REVISED ........ 3

OVERSEAS TRAINING FOR IMH. GRATION OFFICERS...... 4

STUDENTS URGED TO APPLY EARLY FOR STUDY IN UK ... 5

INTEREST CLUB FOR ELDERLY IN NORTH DISTRICT ..... 5

slipways jor Marine workshop, water sports centre 6

HE-ROUTEING IN WAN CHAI ......................... 7

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN HUNG HOM ..................... 7

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 1986

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CONCERTED ACTION TO STEP UP HOME SAFETY

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IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1936, THERE WERE 51 FATAL HOUSEHOLD ACCIDENTS, WHICH GAVE AN AVERAGE OF EIGHT DEATHS A MONTH.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, •R JOHN CHAN, WHEN HE LAUNCHED THE HOME SAFETY CAMPAIGN TODAY (SUNDAY) AT THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE.

THE HIGH DEATH RATE WAS ATTRIBUTED TO THE FACT THAT PEOPLE TENDED TO THINK OF THE HOME AS A REFUGE OF SAFETY AND SECURITY, AND BELIEVED THAT ACCIDENTS COULD NOT HAPPEN TO THEM, MR CHAN SAID.

SUCH COMPLACENCY CAN TURN THE DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENT INTO A VERITABLE MINEFIELD OF ACCIDENTS WAITING FOR VICTIMS,+ HE SAID.

HOWEVER, HE STRESSED THAT DANGERS LURKING IN THE HOME COULD BE MINIMISED OR EVEN REMOVED ENTIRELY THROUGH AWARENESS AND COMMONSENSE PRECAUTIONS.

THIS WAS THE INTENTION OF THE GOVERNMENT WITH ITS FIRST CONCERTED PUBLICITY EFFORT ON SUCH A BROAD SUBJECT AS SAFETY IN THE HOME.

SOME ASPECTS OF HOME SAFETY HAVE FIGURED IN PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS; NOTABLY THE DANGER POSED BY INEFFICIENT GAS WATER HEATERS IN UNVENTILATED BATHROOMS,* MR CHAN SAID.

BECAUSE OF THE HIGH RISK FACTOR, THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO FOCUS PUBLIC ATTENTION ON THAT PARTICULAR HAZARD.

MR CHAN WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT IN ORDER TO TACKLE THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF HOUSEHOLD SAFETY, THE HOME SAFETY PROGRAMME WOULD HAVE TO BE CARRIED OUT ON A PHASED BASIS.

+IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE CAMPAIGN, WE ARE FOCUSSING THE ATTENTION OF PARENTS ON THE PARTICULAR DANGERS TO YOUNG CHILDREN,* HE SAID.

BUT IT MUST NOT BE ASSUMED THAT YOUNG CHILDREN WERE THE ONLY ONES AT RISK, AS INQUIRIES CONDUCTED BY THE CORONER’S COURT HAD REPEATEDLY SHOWN THAT HOUSEHOLD ACCIDENTS COULD STRIKE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES.

TO COINCIDE WITH THE LAUNCHING OF THE CAMPAIGN, A WEEK-LONG +HOME SAFETY EXHIBITION* WAS OPENED. THIS ILLUSTRATES SOME OF THE MAJOR ACCIDENT BLACKSPOTS IN THE AVERAGE HOME.

OTHER GUESTS OFFICIATING AT TODAY’S CEREMONY INCLUDED THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING (RADIO), MR SIMON LUN, WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, MR LI SZE-BAY, MR LIU SHING-Ll, AND MR WONG CHUNG-CHUEN, AND MR HENRY FONG OF THE FONG SHU FOOK TONG FOUNDATION FUND WHICH SPONSORED THE PRODUCTION OF A HOME CAFFTY BOOKLET.

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THE HOME SAFETY BOOKLET, WHICH

PROVIDES USEFUL INFORMATION AVAILABLE FREE TO MEMBERS

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PUBLIC AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CpNTRF IN CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL, AND THE PUBLISHING SUB—5lvis I ON OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT IN BASKERVILLE HOUSE, ICE HOUSE STREET, CENTRAL.

FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY, A ONE-HOUR VARIETY SHOW PRODUCED AND BROADCAST LIVE BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG PROVIDED ENTERTAINMENT, AS WELL AS DISSEMINATING HOME SAFETY MESSAGES, FOR OVER 500 SPECTATORS AT THE VENUE.

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PURPOSE-BUILT TRAINING SCHOOL FOR USD

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THE TRAINING SCHOOL OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WHICH IS NOW +FRAGMENTED+ OVER FOUR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, WILL COME UNDER ONE ROOF BY 1990 TO STREAMLINE TRAINING FOR STAFF OF THE 18 OOO-STRONG DEPARTMENT.

+AT PRESENT, DEPARTMENTAL TRAINING TAKES PLACE AT THE ABERDEEN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX, KOWLOON PARK AND GUARDIAN HOUSE IN WAN CHAI, AS WELL AS IN A RATHER SMALL SCHOOL ITSELF AT 01 KWAN COURT, WAN CHAI,+ SAID THE SCHOOL’S PRINCIPAL, MR ALBERT WONG.

+THIS DIFFUSION MAKES CO-ORDINATION DIFFICULT, AND IT WILL CERTAINLY BE MORE EFFICIENT IN THE LONG RUN WHEN ALL TRAINING ACTIVITIES ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THE ’PURPOSE-BUILT SCHOOL’*.

THIS SITE IS AT THE LAI CHI KOK RECREATION CENTRE, AND WHEN THE USD TRAINING SCHOOL THERE IS COMPLETED IT WILL BECOME THE LARGEST TRAINING INSTITUTION FOR ANY CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE SITE IS CENTRALLY LOCATED AND SPACIOUS ENOUGH TO PROVIDE AN OPEN PARADE GROUND FOR TRAINING GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS, STUDENT HEALTH INSPECTORS AND SUPERVISORY GRADE STAFF.

IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE TRAINING IN RECREATION AND SPORTS AS IT IS ADJACENT TO THE LAI CHI KOK RECREATION CENTRE’S INDOOR GAMES HALL, SQUASH COURTS AND SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX. IN ADDITION, THE OPEN SPACE THERE CAN BE USED FOR PRACTICAL TRAINING IN HORTICULTURE.

+ THE USD TRAINING SCHOOL WAS FORMALLY ESTABLISHED IN DECEMBER 1082 AS THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE DEPARTMENT SAW A CONTINUING NEED TO SUPPLY HIGHLY TRAINED STAFF IN VARIOUS SPECIALTIES IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC,* SAID MR WONG.

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+ BOTR the council ano department now place incereasing SIGNIFICANCE IN THE STAFF TRAINING PROGRAMME, AS CAN BE SEEN FROM THE INCREASES IN THE EXPENDITURE FOR STAFF TRAINING AND THE Number of TRAINEES IN THE PAST FEW YEARS.

+ THE COUNCIL HAS RECENTLY APPROVED 86.03 MILLION FOR THE TRAINING PROGRAMME OF THE 1987/88 FINANCIAL YEAR, AN INCREASE OF 24 PER CENT OVER THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR.

+TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN TO 8 700 MEMBERS OF THE STAFF — MORE THAN DOUBLE THE NUMBER OF TRAINEES WHEN THE TRAINING SCHOOL WAS OFFICIALLY ESTABLISHED IN 1982.+

IN A CONTINUED EFFORT TO MAXIMISE LOCAL RESOURCES TO ACHIEVE GREATER COST-EFFECTIVENESS, THE TRAINING SCHOOL IS EMBARKING ON A LOCALISED TRAINING PROGRAMME, RANGING FROM STREET-CLEANING TO CONCERT HALL MANAGEMENT.

+AS A RESULT, WE ARE SENDING RELATIVELY FEWER STAFF OVERSEAS FOR TRAINING, AND WHEN IT COMES TO SPECIALIST COURSES, WE ARE TURNING TO WHAT WE CAN ARRANGE HERE OURSELVES, OFTEN IN COLLABORATION WITH THE TWO LOCAL UNIVERSITIES, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND OTHER POST-SECONDARY COLLEGES,+ SAID MR WONG.

+HOWEVER, OVERSEAS TRAINING IS STILL NECESSARY FOR CERTAIN HIGHLY-SPECIALISED FIELDS, SUCH AS MUSEUM MANAGEMENT AND SPORTS ADMINISTRATION.+

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE *

RENT ALLOWANCE REVISED X * * *

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SCHEME HAVE

3EEN 7SE«E°“?ChI%X?aRL JeLFaSe~DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THE REVISED MAXIMUM ALLOWANCE FOR A SINGLE PERSON HAS BEEN RAISED, STARTING AUGUST 1, FROM 8276 TO ^405 AND ™0M >1 358 TO 51 643 FOR A FAMILY OF SIX OR MORE ELIGIBLE MEMBERS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ABOUT 1 700 PUBLIC ASSISTANCE HOUSEHOLDS WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE REVISED RATES.

THF REVISION IS EXPECTED TO RESULT IN ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE OF abJJt $1^3 Ml Mon for the current FINANCIAL year AND ABOUT 82 MILLION FOR 1987-88.

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THE EXISTING AND REVISED MAXIMUM RENT ALLOWANCES PAYABLE UNDER THE PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SCHEME ARE AS FOLLOWS:

OLD RATE REVISED RATE

FOR A SINGLE PERSON $276 $405

FOR A FAMILY OF :

2-3 ELIGIBLE MEMBERS $623 $908

4 - 5 ELIGIBLE MEMBERS $953 $1 238

6-7 ELIGIBLE MEMBERS 8 AND MORE ELIGIBLE MEMBERS $1 058 ) $1 626 ) $1 643

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OVERSEAS TRAINING FOR IMMIGRATION OFFICERS

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FOUR OFFICERS OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE LEAVING LATER THIS MONTH FOR SEVEN WEEKS OF ATTACHMENT TRAINING WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM IMMIGRATION SERVICE.

THE FOUR, CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICERS MR MATHEW CHAN CHUN-TO AND MRS JEAN AU YEUNG LUI MIU-KWAN; ACTING CHIEF IMMIGRATION OFFICER MR MAK YUE-BONG; AND SENIOR IMMIGRATION OFFICER MR HORATIO TSE WANG-TUEN, WILL VISIT HOME OFFICE BRANCHES DEALING WITH IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY MATTERS, AS WELL AS IMMIGRATION OFFICES AND PORTS.

AFTER THEIR ATTACHMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THEY WILL STUDY IMMIGRATION PROCEDURES IN THE NETHERLANDS AND WEST GERMANY FOR ONE WEEK.

AT A BRIEFING EARLIER IN THE WEEK, ACTING DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR JAMES MURPHIE, SAID HE ATTACHED GREAT IMPORTANCE TO OFFICERS ESTABLISHING CONTACTS WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND LEARNING ABOUT THE IMMIGRATION EXPERIENCE OF OTHER COUNTRIES.

HE SAID HE HOPED THE TRIP WOULD ALSO ENABLE THE FOUR TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CULTURE AND SOCIAL BACKGROUNDS OF OVERSEAS VISITORS WHOM THEY MEET IN THE COURSE OF THEIR WORK.

LAST YEAR THE DEPARTMENT ISSUED ALMOST ONE MILLION TRAVEL DOCUMENTS TO HONG KONG RESIDENTS AND MORE THAN 40 MILLION PASSENGERS PASSED THROUGH IMMIGRATION CONTROL POINTS.

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STUDENTS URGED TO APPLY EARLY FOR STUDY IN UK *****

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ADVISED STUDENTS WISHING TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO UNIVERSITIES AND POLYTECHNICS IN ENGLAND NEXT YEAR TO FORWARD THEIR APPLICATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ADMISSION TO A BRITISH UNIVERSITY SHOULD BE MADE ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE THROUGH THE UNIVERSITIES CENTRAL COUNCIL ON ADMISSIONS (UCCA) IN ENGLAND.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT ROOM 530, LEE GARDENS, 33-37 HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, FROM FRIDAY (AUGUST 15), HE SAID.

COMPLETED UCCA APPLICATION FORMS AND A FEE OF FIVE POUND STERLING SHOULD REACH UCCA BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1 AND OCTOBER 15 THIS YEAR IN THE CASE OF STUDENTS APPLYING FOR PLACES IN OXFORD OR CAMBRIDGE. FOR OTHER STUDENTS THE CLOSING DATE IS DECEMBER 15.

STUDENTS WISHING TO GAIN ENTRY INTO POLYTECHNICS FOR COURSES LEADING TO FIRST DEGREE AND DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE AUTUMN OF 1987 SHOULD APPLY THROUGH THE POLYTECHNICS CENTRAL ADMISSION SYSTEM (PCAS).

APPLICATION FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION, AND THE CLOSING DATE IS DECEMBER 15.

FOR THOSE WISHING TO GAIN ENTRY INTO POLYTECHNICS FOR COURSES OTHER THAN THOSE LEADING TO FIRST DEGREE AND DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION SHOULD ALSO APPLY THROUGH THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION FROM NOVEMBER 1 AND THE CLOSING DATE IS JUNE 22 NEXT YEAR.

SANDWICH COURSES APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED THAT IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO ARRANGE INDUSTRIAL SPONSORSHIP.

A SUMMARY OF THE VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS FURTHERING THEIR STUDIES IN ENGLAND CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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INTEREST CLUB FOR ELDERLY IN NORTH DISTRICT

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ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN NORTH DISTRICT WHO WERE INTERESTED IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND GROUP FUNCTIONS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN AN INTEREST CLUB TO BE SET UP NEXT MONTH, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE CLUB, TO BE NAMED THE ’EVERGREEN’, WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE FANLING CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE.

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+ITS AIM IS TO CULTIVATE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND FRIENDSHIP AMONG THE ELDERLY IN THE DISTRICT BY ORGANISING A SERIES OF HEALTHY FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+ IT IS ALSO HOPED THAT THROUGH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION, THEIR SCOPE OF INTEREST WILL BE ENLARGED AND THEY WILL DEVELOP A SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT.*

ACTIVITIES PLANNED INCLUDE BIRTHDAY PARTIES, VISITS AND VARIOUS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EVENTS.

ENROLMENT IS LIMITED TO 100 LOCAL RESIDENTS AGED 60 OR OVER. APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY HALL, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-908747.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS AUGUST 22.

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SLIPWAYS FOR MARINE WORKSHOP, WATER SPORTS CENTRE

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THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO OFFER BY OPEN TENDER THE LEASE OF ABOUT 398.7 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED IN TAI PO HOI NEAR YIM TIN TSAI.

THE SITE WILL BE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SLIPWAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BUSINESS OF A MARINE WORKSHOP FOR REPAIRING, SERVICING AND MAINTENANCE OF BOATS.

AN ADJACENT SITE OF ABOUT 1 641.3 SQUARE METRES FOR THE MARINE WORKSHOP WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSED LEASE.

MEANWHILE, A SLIPWAY WILL BE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN AN AREA OF ABOUT 132 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND SEA BED NEAR WONG SHEK PIER IN SAI KUNG.

THE SLIPWAY IS TO BE BUILT FOR A WATER SPORTS CENTRE PROPOSED FOR THE AREA.

ON COMPLETION, THE CENTRE WILL PROVIDE CANOEING AND BOATING FACILITIES.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE SLIPWAY WILL START IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSALS SHOULD REACH THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS BY OCTOBER 7.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 1986

RE-ROUTE I NG IN WAN CHAI

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AS PART OF THE WAN CHAI SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES THE SECTION OF TONNCOHY ROAD BETWEEN LOCKHART ROAD AND GLOUCESTER ROAD AND THE SECTION OF STEWART ROAD BETWEEN LOCKHART ROAD AND GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 13).

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN HUNG HOM

X X X X X

FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 12), A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN HUNG HOM IN CONNECTION WITH THE WINSLOW STREET AREA DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

THE DETAILS ARE:

X THE INNER CHATHAM ROAD NORTH BETWEEN COOKE STREET AND WINSLOW STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

X THE SECTION OF WINSLOW STREET BETWEEN LO LUNG HANG STREET AND INNER CHATHAM ROAD NORTH WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

X THE SECTION OF LO LUNG HANG STREET BETWEEN WINSLOW STREET AND COOKE STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

X THE SECTION OF COOKE STREET BETWEEN LO LUNG HANG STREET AND INNER CHATHAM ROAD NORTH WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

X METERED PARKING SPACES WILL BE SUSPENDED AT THE OPEN-AIR CAR PARK OFF CHEONG HANG ROAD, THE NORTHERN SIDE OF WINSLOW STREET BETWEEN INNER CHATHAM ROAD NORTH AND LO LUNG HANG STREET, AND THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF COOKE STREET BETWEEN INNER CHATHAM ROAD NORTH AND GILLIES AVENUE.

X SEVENTEEN TWO-HOUR GOODS VEHICLE METERED PARKING SPACES WILL BE DESIGNATED AT THE NORTHERN SIDE OF COOKE STREET BETWEEN INNER CHATHAM ROAD NORTH AND GILLIES AVENUE.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

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CONTENTS PAGE NO.

DRUG PROBLEM BEING TACKLED WITH DETERMINATION ............... 1

SPOTLIGHT ON HONG KONG’S ROLE IN COMBATTING DRUGS............ 3

ONE IMPORTED CASE OF CHOLERA................................. 3

USD DISINFECTION CENTRES HRLP ARREST SPREAD OF DISEASE....... 4

HOSPITAL QUARTERS BEING EXTENDED............................. 5

CAMPAIQT TO FOCUS ON DRAINAGE PROBLEMS....................... 6

SEMINARS ON MAC’S, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME................ 7

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS SPECIAL BUS SERVICE.................. 8

MEETING ON LION ROCK TUNNEL TRAFFIC ......................... 8

CHAIRMAN TO ASSESS PILOT SCHEME Di CLEANING VILLAGE.......... 9

STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY EARLY FOR UK ENTRY CLEARANCE........... 9

CFPA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS......................... 10

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

FURTHER STAGES IN TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME................... 11

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DRUG PROBLEM BEING TACKLED WITH DETERMINATION *****

DRUG ADDICTION IS STILL A SERIOUS SOCIAL PROBLEM IN HONG KONG iND IS ONE WHICH IS BEING TACKLED WITH DETERMINATION AND RESOLUTION, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS, PROFESSOR GERALD CHOA, TOLD A GROUP OF DRUG FIGHTERS FROM THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC REGION TODAY (MONDAY).

OVER THE PAST TWO DECADES HONG KONG HAD MADE CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS IN ATTACKING THE TWIN PROBLEMS OF DRUG ABUSE AND TRAFFICKING, PROF CHOA SAID.

+NEVERTHELESS, WE ARE KEENLY AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF COMPLACENCY, OF THE CHAMELEON CHARACTER OF DRUG ABUSE AND OF THE NEED TO MAINTAIN CONSTANT VIGILANCE.+

PROF CHOA WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HONG KONG PROGRAMME OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE DRUG PROBLEM IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION.

THE SEMINAR IS ORGANISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS ASIA AND FAR EAST INSTITUTE FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS (UNAFEl), AND 28 NARCOTICS EXPERTS FROM 17 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES ARE TAKING PART.

THE TWO-DAY HONG KONG PROGRAMME, CO-ORGANISED BY THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS AND THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, FORMS PART OF THE 2O-DAY SEMINAR SPREAD OVER THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC REGION.

PROF CHOA SAID THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ABUSE PROVIDED ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION ON THE DRUG SITUATION AND SERVED AS A RELIABLE BASIS FOR THE FORMULATION OF POLICIES AND FOR THE EVALUATION OF TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES.

♦■THE SIZE OF OUR KNOWN ACTIVE ADDICT POPULATION IS ABOUT 37 OOO, REPRESENTING 0.8 PER CENT OF OUR TOTAL POPULATION AGED 11 AND ABOVE,+ HE SAID.

+IT IS NOT DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE THE SORT OF MEDICAL, SOCIAL, LEGAL AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS PRESENTED BY THIS NUMBER AND OUR DRUG DEPENDANTS.*

HE ADDED THAT HONG KONG WAS ADOPTING A APPROACH IN ATTACKING THE PROBLEM FROM BOTH DEMAND REDUCTION ASPECTS.

MULT I-DI SC I PL I NED THE SUPPLY AND

PROF CHOA ALSO HOPED THAT PARTICIPANTS IN THE SEMINAR WOULD PROMOTE REGIONAL UNDERSTANDING AND CO-OPERATION REGARDING PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES IN ERADICATING DRUG ABUSE.

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IN HIS INTRODUCTORY SPEECH, THE DIRECTOR OF UNAFEI, MR MASAHARU HINO SAID IT WAS TIMELY AND SIGNIFICANT THAT THE SEMINAR WAS ORGANISED A^ AN IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION FROM THE ASIAN AND PACIFIC RCGIOn'aND AS A DIRECT RESPONSE TO THE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE SEVENTH UNITED NATIONS CONGRESS ON THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS HELD IN MILAN LAST SUMMER, PARTICULARLY THOSE RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN DRUG ABUSE CONTROL.

MR HINO POINTED OUT THAT THE OBJECTIVE OF THE SEMINAR WAS TO IDENTIFY PRIORITIES AND SEEK SOLUTIONS TO DRUG PROBLEMS IN THE REGION THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES AND ANALYSES OF CURRENT SYSTEMS AND PRACTICES IN EACH COUNTRY OR TERRITORY.

+THIS PROJECT IS UNIQUE IN THAT IT HAS ENABLED THE SEMINAR PROGRAMME TO BE ORGANISED NOT BY ONE HOST COUNTRY BUT CONSECUTIVELY IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE REGION, NAMELY IN JAPAN, HONG KONG, THAILAND AND MALAYSIA,+ HE SAID.

HE EXPLAINED THAT THE SEMINAR WAS ORGANISED WITH THE AIM OF ENHANCING DISCUSSIONS AND GATHERING INFORMATION THROUGH THE INTERCHANGE OF PRACTICAL VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES WITH EXPERTS IN EACH OF THESE COUNTRIES OR TERRITORIES.

Fact-finding TOURS OF REVELANT INSTITUTIONS WERE ALSO MADE AT EACH VENUE SO AS TO GAIN BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DIFFERENT SYSTEMS.

FOLLOWING THE OPENING CEREMONY, HELD AT THE FORMER LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, THE PARTICIPANTS AND 11 LOCAL OBSERVERS ATTENDED A SEMINAR AT THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS’ CLUB IN STANLEY. THERE tHc ACTING SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR GORDON MORTIMER, SPOKE ON +ANTI-NARCOTICS POLICIES IN HONG KONG+ AND THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, GAVE A TALK ON THE +COMPULSORY TREATMENT PROGRAMME OF DRUG OFFENDERS IN HONG KONG+.

A TOUR OF THE HEI LING CHAU DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE RUN BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL BE MADE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE PARTICIPANTS HAVE JUST COMPLETED A WEEK’S PROGRAMME IN JAPAN AND WILL CONTINUE WITH PROGRAMMES IN THAILAND AND MALAYSIA AFTER THE HONG KONG PART OF THE SEMINAR.

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SPOTLIGHT ON HONG KONG’S ROLE IN COMBATTING DRUGS * * * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE ON HONG KONG’S ROLE IN THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON DRUG PROBLEMS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC WILL BE HELD AT THE HEI LING CHAU DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IS ORGANISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS ASIA AND FAR EAST INSTITUTE FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRIME AND THE TREATMENT OF OFFENDERS (UNAFEl). ANT I-NARCOTICS EXPERTS FROM 17 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC WILL TAKE PART.

THE HONG KONG SECTION OF THE PROGRAMME - A TWO-DAY FIELD STUDY OF ANTI-NARCOTICS ACTIVITIES - IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE CHAIRED BY THE DIRECTOR OF UNAFEl, MR MASAHARU HINO.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE, WHICH WILL BE PRECEDED BY A TOUR OF THE INSTITUTION ON HEI LING CHAU.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES GOING TO HEI LING CHAU SHOULD GATHER AT QUEEN’S PIER AT 9.45 AM. THEY WILL BE TAKEN BACK TO HONG KONG ISLAND BY A LAUNCH OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ARRIVING AT QUEEN’S PIER AT 2.?O PM.

ONE IMPORTED CASE OF CHOLERA *****

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY) CONFIRMED A FURTHER CASE OF CHOLERA. IT HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS AN IMPORTED CASE.

THIS BRINGS TO 22 THE NUMBER OF CASES CONFIRMED.

MEANWHILE, THE FIRST PATIENT, A JAPANESE MAN, WAS DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL YESTERDAY.

THE NEW IMPORTED CASE IS A 15-YEAR-OLD STUDENT WHO RETURNED ON AUGUST 4 AFTER A SHORT TRIP TO CHINA. HE HAD VISITED CHIU CHOW.

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THF BOY DEVELOPED SYMPTOMS OF DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING ON AUGUST

5 AND WAS ADMITTED TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL. HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL ON AUGUST 6 WHEN IT WAS SUSPECTED HE WAS SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA.

HEALTH OFFICERS FROM THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT VISITED HIS HOME IN MONG KOK LAST WEEK TO EXAMINE HIS HOME CONTACTS AND TO DISINFECT THE PREMISES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT EMPHASISED THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO LOCAL CASE IN THE PAST TWO DAYS.

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE INOCULATED AT THE EIGHT GOVERNMENT CLINICS AND THE PORT HEALTH OFFICES DROPPED DRASTICALLY TODAY, TO 1 684 BY 4 PM.

LAST WEEK A TOTAL OF 92 283 PEOPLE WERE INOCULATED - 81 141 AT THE CLINICS AND 11 142 AT THE PORT HEALTH OFFICES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE INOCULATED TODAY:

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 75 SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 90 KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 310 YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 285 LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 225 YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 155 SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 40 TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 93

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 411

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USD DISINFECTION CENTRES HELP ARREST * * * *

SPREAD OF DISEASE

IN DISCHARGING ITS DUTY OF SAFEGUARDING PUBLIC HEALTH THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OPERATES TWO DISINFECTION CENTRES ON EACH SIDE OF THE HARBOUR FOR CARRYING OUT STERILISATION OF CLOTHING OR ARTICLES.

DURING THE RECENT CHOLERA OUTBREAK, CLOTHES WORN BY CHOLERA VICTIMS WERE SENT TO THESE CENTRES FOR DISINFECTION.

+EACH CENTRE IS INSTALLED WITH AN ULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE STEAM DISINFECTOR WHICH CAN HANDLE 100 BLANKETS OR AN EQUIVALENT AMOUNT OF CLOTHING AT ONE TIME.+ SAID A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY.

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+CLOTHING OR ARTICLES FOR STERILIZATION HAVE TO REMAIN IN THE DISINFECTORS FOR AT LEAST SEVERAL HOURS TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE THOROUGHLY DISINFECTED.*

PROTECTIVE CLOTHES WORN BY USD STAFF CARRYING OUT DUTIES RELATED TO COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, WERE ALSO DISINFECTED AT THE TWO CENTRES, ADDED THE SPOKESMAN.

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HOSPITAL QUARTERS BEING EXTENDED * * * * *

FOUR FLOORS ARE TO BE ADDED TO THE NURSES’ AND SISTERS’ QUARTERS AT QUEEN MARY HOSPITAL.

THE NEW FLOORS, TOTALLING 2 910 SQUARE METRES IN AREA, WILL PROVIDE ACCOMMODATION FOR 63 NURSES AND SISTERS.

THE SISTERS’ QUARTERS WILL BE ALTERED AS PART OF THE PROJECT.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF 1987.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE PROJECT IS PART OF THE THIRD AND FINAL STAGE OF THE HOSPITAL’S REDEVELOPMENT.

OTHER WORKS TO BE COMPLETED UNDER SEPARATE CONTRACTS INCLUDE FURTHER UPGRADING AND RENEWAL OF BUILDING SERVICES, AIR-CONDITIONING OF WARDS, EXPANSION OF THE MORTUARY, IMPROVEMENT TO THE CLINICAL PATHOLOGY BUILDING AND EXTENSION OF THE RADIOTHERAPY UNIT.

WORK ON THE $864 MILLION REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME IS DUE TO BE COMPLETED IN EARLY 1992.

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CAMPAIGN TO FOCUS ON DRAINAGE PROBLEMS * * * * *

AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED IN MONG KOK NEXT MONTH ON SEWERAGE PROBLEMS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE CAMPAIGN IS AN ANNUAL PUBLICITY PROJECT ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD TO BOOST PEOPLE’S AWARENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS AND HYGIENE.

A DISTRICT-WIDE SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED AS PART OF THE CAMPAIGN TO IDENTIFY DRAINAGE BLACK SPOTS, AND THEIR CAUSES.

QUESTIONNAIRES WILL ALSO BE SENT TO MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS CORPORATIONS OF LOCAL BUILDINGS, REQUESTING THEM TO PINPOINT DRAINAGE PROBLEMS.

+THE BLOCKAGE OF BUILDING DRAINS AND UNDERGROUND SEWERS HAS LONG BEEN A SUBJECT OF COMPLAINT AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS,* THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR WONG CHE-MING, SAID.

+PLASTIC BAGS, CANS AND PACKETS THROWN DOWN THE DRAINS AND NULLAHS OFTEN CAUSE A BLOCKAGE.

♦ THE ACCUMULATION OF SUCH WASTES IN STREETS IS ALSO PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR FLOODING IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE DISTRICT WHENEVER RAINSTORMS OCCUR,* HE SAID.

MR WONG NOTED THAT ABOUT 25 OOO COMPLAINTS INVOLVING DRAINAGE PROBLEMS IN KOWLOON WERE REPORTED TO THE URBAN DRAINAGE SECTION IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS AND OF THESE 8 000 WERE IN MONG KOK.

+IN VIEW OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE PROBLEM, THE DISTRICT BOARD FELT THAT SOMETHING NEEDED TO BE DONE TO EDUCATE THE RESIDENTS ABOUT THE PROPER WAY TO DISPOSE OF WASTE.

+A LARGE-SCALE PUBLICITY PROJECT WILL BE LAUNCHED, DIRECTED PARTICULARLY TOWARDS OPERATORS OF RESTAURANTS, MARKET STALLS, COOKED FOOD STALLS AND FACTORIES.

+THE CAMPAIGN INVOLVES THE CO-OPERATION OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, URBAN DRAINAGE SECTION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT AND THE MONG KOK BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM,* HE ADDED.

THERE WILL BE SEMINARS, A QUIZ, VISITS AND COMPETITIONS TO BRING HOME THE MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS.

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APART FROM FOCUSSING ON THE DRAINAGE PROBLEM, THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO ORGANISE OTHER REGULAR ACTIVITIES WHICH HAD PROVED EFFECTIVE IN PROMOTING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT IN THE PAST.

THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO HELP TO REMOVE ABANDONED SIGNBOARDS, HOLD CLEAN-UP COMPETITIONS AND CONDUCT BUILDING MANAGEMENT COURSES DURING THE FIVE-MONTH CAMPAIGN.

MORE THAN $50 000 HAS BEEN EARMARKED FOR THE CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR.


SEMINARS ON MAC’S, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME * * * * *

A SEMINAR ON REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT AND THE ROLE OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (TUESDAY) EVENING AT THE CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY HALL, FANLING.

THE SEMINAR, ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF SEMINARS ORGANISED FOR 108 MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT TO PROMOTE CIVIC AWARENESS.

SPEAKING AT THE SEMINAR WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD, MR RAYMOND PANG. A GENERAL DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW.

ANOTHER SEMINAR, ON THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME, WILL BE HELD NEXT TUESDAY (AUGUST 19). A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE POLICE COMMUNITY RELATION UNIT, MR CHAN KWOK-WING, WILL SPEAK ABOUT THE SCHEME, WHICH IS AIMED AT COMBATTING BURGLARIES, AND THE PROCEDURE FOR JOINING IT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINARS TO BE HELD TOMORROW AND NEXT TUESDAY (AUGUST 19). THEY WILL BEGIN AT 8.30 PM AT THE CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY HALL, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING.

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DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS SPECIAL BUS SERVICE

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THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE PROVISION OF A SPECIAL BUS SERVICE TO LUNG KWU TAN RESIDENTS AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS SUGGESTIONS ON IMPROVING SERVICES RUNNING BETWEEN THE BUTTERFLY BAY AREA AND SHAM SHU I PO, AND FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TWO MAX I CAB ROUTES IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE SETTING UP A TEMPORARY 24-HOUR RESTRICTION ZONE IN PUI TO ROAD, AND ADDITIONAL BUS SERVICES FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE SAINT SIMON SCHOOL AND THE CASTLE PEAK BUDDHIST PRIMARY SCHOOL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING, TO BEGIN TOMORROW AT 10 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

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MEETING ON LION ROCK TUNNEL TRAFFIC

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THE NEW TERRITORIES EAST INTER-DISTRICT WORKING GROUP WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE SUGGESTED PROHIBITION OF SLOW AND HEAVY VEHICLES FROM USING THE LION ROCK TUNNEL.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE SUGGESTED DEPLOYMENT OF AIR-CONDITIONED COACHES ON KMB BUS ROUTES USING LION ROCK TUNNEL AND THE PROGRESS REPORT ON MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE TUNNEL TRAFFIC FLOW.

THEY WILL RESUME DISCUSSION ON PRE-PAID TUNNEL TICKET SCHEMES AND AN AUTO-TOLL SYSTEM FOR LION ROCK TUNNEL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NEW TERRITORIES EAST INTERDISTRICT WORKING GROUP MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM AT THE SIXTH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, KCR HOUSE.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 1996

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CHAIRMAN TO ASSESS PILOT SCHEME IN CLEANING VILLAGE

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THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT URBAN COUNCIL-REGIONAL COUNCIL KEEP lONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE, MR W.M. SULKE, WILL INSPECT MA IANG VILLAGE IN STANLEY ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 13).

MR SULKE WILL ASSESS THE STATE OF CLEANLINESS IN THE VILLAGE WHERE RESIDENTS HAVE THEMSELVES BEEN PERFORMING ALL CLEANSING DUTIES SINCE JULY 1 UNDER A CONTRACT WITH THE URBAN COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER-PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE VISIT WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 8.30 AM AT THE VILLAGE ENTRANCE. FOR THOSE WHO REQUIRE TRANSPORT, A UC VAN WILL BE AVAILABLE AT 8 AM AT THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, EDINBURGH PLACE.

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STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY EARLY FOR UK ENTRY CLEARANCE * * *

STUDENTS INTENDING TO STUDY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM SHOULD APPLY FOR ENTRY CLEARANCE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID THE SUMMER RUSH.

♦COMMONWEALTH CITIZENS MAY, IF THEY WISH, OBTAIN ENTRY CERTIFICATES BEFORE SETTING OUT FOR THE UNITED KINGDOM, IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THEIR ENTRY.

+HOLDERS OF HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY, DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY OR DECLARATION OF IDENTITY FOR VISA PURPOSES MUST HOLD A CURRENT VISA IF THEY WISH TO ENTER THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR ANY PURPOSE,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT STUDENTS ARE ADMITTED FOR UP TO ONE YEAR IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO FOLLOW A COURSE OF STUDIES AT A UNIVERSITY, A POLYTECHNIC OR FURTHER EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENTS, AN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL OR ANY BONA FIDE PRIVATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION.

THEY MUST BE ENTERING THE UNITED KINGDOM TO SPEND NOT LESS THAN 15 HOURS A WEEK IN ORGANISED DAYTIME STUDIES; AND MUST SHOW THAT THEY CAN MEET THE COST OF THE COURSE, AND THEIR OWN MAINTENANCE; AND THAT THEY HAVE THE INTENTION TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE.

/THE JP0KES1C J

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT A STUDENT APPLICATION, IF SUBMITTED AT THE IMMIGRATION HEADQUARTERS, WILL NORMALLY TAKE THREE WORKING DAYS TO PROCESS. BUT FOR SOME CASES WHICH REQUIRE APPROVAL FROM THE UK AUTHORITIES, THE PROCESSING TIME WILL BE LONGER.

+SUMMER TIME IS THE PEAK SEASON FOR STUDENTS APPLYING FOR VISAS TO STUDY ABROAD. LAST YEAR MORE THAN 4 000 APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED, MANY OF THEM COMING IN SUMMER.

+ BY APPLYING EARLY IT WILL NOT ONLY SPREAD THE WORKLOAD OF THE DEPARTMENT BUT ALSO GIVE APPLICANTS EXTRA TIME TO BETTER PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THE TRIP AHEAD,+ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO MAKE ENQUIRIES MAY TELEPHONE 3-7333111.

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CFPA INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS

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THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IS INVITING LOCAL PERFORMING ORGANISATIONS TO APPLY FOR GENERAL SUPPORT GRANTS FOR 1987-88 UNDER THE COUNCIL’S GRANT APPLICATION SCHEME (GAS) 1987.

GENERAL SUPPORT GRANTS ARE AWARDED IN ORDER TO SUBSIDISE THE GRANTEES’ ANNUAL OPERATING COSTS. GRANTS AWARDED UNDER THE GAS 1987 SHOULD BE USED TO HELP COVER COSTS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1987-88.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BE BONA FIDE, REGISTERED BODIES WHICH ARE REGISTERED CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS OR HAVE CLEARLY STATED NON-PROFIT-MAKING AI MS-

ORGANISATIONS WHICH HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY RECIEVED GRANTS FROM THE COUNCIL NOR DEMONSTRATED PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS FIELD ARE UNLIKELY TO BE AWARDED GENERAL SUPPORT GRANTS.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 30, 1986. APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, TENTH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI, HONG KONG.

FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE COUNCIL SECRETARIAT ON 5-735878, 5-735569 OR 5-735045.

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WATER STORAGE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 64.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 377.353 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 348.615 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 59.5 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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FURTHER STAGES IN TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME

X X X X

STAGES TWO AND THREE OF THE TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM THURSDAY (AUGUST 14) AND THE END OF AUGUST RESPECTIVELY.

THE RECONSTRUCTION, WHICH WILL TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE, WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC LANE TO THE FLYOVER.

TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC, A THREE-PHASE DIVERSION SCHEME WAS DRAWN UP.

STAGE ONE OF THE SCHEME, WHICH WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE WAY FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF STAGES TWO AND THREE, TOOK EFFECT ON JUNE 26.

WHEN STAGE THREE BEGINS, ONE OF THE THREE LANES OF THE EXISTING FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED FOR DEMOLITION AND THE REMAINING TWO LANES WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

SOME CONGESTION IS EXPECTED DURING THE FIRST FEW DAYS THAT STAGES TWO AND THREE ARE IN EFFECT.

BUT ONCE THE PUBLIC AND RESIDENTS IN THE AREA HAVE BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS, THE TRAFFIC FLOW SHOULD BE SMOOTHER.

UNDER THE STAGE TWO ARRANGEMENTS, ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES AND GREEN MINIBUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT FROM WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND ON TO PUI CHING ROAD EASTBOUND. MOTORISTS HEADING FOR HO MAN TIN CAN USE THE FOLLOWING DIVERSION: WATERLOO ROAD, SOARES AVENUE, ARGYLE STREET, WATERLOO ROAD AND PUI CHING ROAD.

/AS CQHGESTI01I ........

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 1966

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AS CONGESTION IS EXPECTED, MOTORISTS PROCEEDING TO HONG KONG AND KOWLOON SOUTH ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO USE WYLIE ROAD, WHILE VEHICLES PROM NATHAN ROAD HEADING FOR HONG KONG SHOULD USE GASCOIGNE ROAD INSTEAD.

TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SO AS TO ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION, ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING LEFT FROM WATERLOO ROAD ON TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST OR FROM PROCEEDING NORTH TO BOUNDARY STREET. ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES SHOULD USE THE DIVERSION ROUTE FOR STAGE ONE : ARGYLE STREET, KADOORIE AVENUE, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, EMBANKMENT ROAD AND BOUNDARY STREET. HOWEVER, U-TURNING TRAFFIC UNDERNEATH THE WATERLOO ROAD FLYOVER WILL NOT BE AFFECTED.

UNDER THE STAGE THREE ARRANGEMENTS, THE NORTHBOUND LANE ON THE FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED. THE DATE FOR THIS WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR KOWLOON TONG AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SHOULD USE THE GROUND LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY OF PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD AND PROCEED NORTH ALONG WATERLOO ROAD. TO ENHANCE SMOOTH TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THE DIVERSION ROUTE, 7 - 10 AM AND 4 - 7 PM NO STOPPING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED ON WATERLOO ROAD SECTIONS BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND PUI CHING ROAD-SOARES AVENUE.

TO EASE TRAFFIC ALONG PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD PARTICULARLY AT ITS JUNCTION WITH ARGYLE STREET, MOTORISTS FROM HONG KONG HEADING FOR KOWLOON WEST AND TSUEN WAN ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO USE THIS ROUTE : CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL INTERCHANGE, GASCOIGNE ROAD, GASCOIGNE ROAD FLYOVER, FERRY STREET, TONG MEI ROAD, LAI CHI KOK ROAD OR GASCOIGNE ROAD, NATHAN ROAD AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR THE AIRPORT AND KOWLOON EAST SHOULD USE THE EAST KOWLOON WAY.

IN ADDITION, THE NORTHBOUND BUS STOP AT PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD UNDER PUI CHING ROAD FLYOVER FOR CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL ROUTES 103, 113 AND 170 WILL BE SUSPENDED.

MAPS AND SCHEDULES ON GENERAL TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE DISPLAYED AT STREET NOTICE BOARDS OF THE AFFECTED DISTRICTS. COPIES OF THE MAPS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS OF RELEVANT DISTRICT OFFICES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1986

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

USD RAIDS ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKER BaSE ........ 1

NO NEW CASES OF CHOLERA........................... 1

SASI TO EXPLAIN PROPOSALS ON OBSCENE ARTICLES TRIBUNAL ......................................... 2

PRESS CONFERENCE ON ELECTORAL REGISTRATION ....... 2

ENTRY SCHEME FOR MACAU RESIDENTS ................. 2

PUBLIC URGED TO CO-OPERATE WITH LABOUR INSPECTORS 3

HOME SECURITY SEMINAR FOR HOUSEWIVES .............. 3

TUEN MUN DB TO DISCUSS TO«N HALL DELAY ........... 4

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS TO 3E AUCTIONED .............. 5

SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY BEING SURVEYED 5

CONTRACT LET FOR SHA TIN CYCLE TRACK............... 6

AFD PRESENTATION TO RETIRING STAFF ............... 6

OPENING OF TSUEN WaN DANCE COURSES ............... 7

ROAD CLOSURE IN SHAM bHUI PO...................... 7

CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, TELFORD GARDENS RESTRICTED ZONES ............................................ 8

PLB PROHIBITED ZONES IN YUEN LONG................. 8

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1986

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USD RAIDS ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKER BASE * * * *

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY PULLED DOWN MORE THAN 20 ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN KWUN TONG BELIEVED TO BE AN OPERATIONAL BASE OF SUPPLYING FOOD AND PARAPHERNALIA TO ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS IN THE AREA.

+MOST OF THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES WERE USED FOR STORING HAWKER HANDCARTS AND TROLLEYS, AND A FEw WERE USED AS FOOD PREPARATION PREMISES,+ SAID CHIEF HEALT- INSPECTOR, MR LAW SHEK-KAI, WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE CLEARANCE OPERATION.

THE STRUCTURES WERE CLEARED FROM WING YIP STREET NEAR THE KWUN TONG FERRY CONCOURSE.

SUPPORTED BY THE POLICE, SOME 70 USD STAFF MOVED INTO THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING.

THEY REMOVED A TOTAL OF 13 LORRY-LOAD JUNK AND TWO REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLE LOAD OF REFUSE.

THE AREA WAS ALSO HOSED DOWN BY USD CLEANSING STAFF.

NO NEW CASES OF CHOLERA X * *

NO FURTHER CASES OF CHOLERA WERE CONFIRMED TODAY (TUESDAY) BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES REMAINS AT 22.

MEANWHILE, A TOTAL OF 11 CONFIRMED CHOLERA PATIENTS HAVE SO FAR BEEN DISCHARGED FROM PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL.

UP TO 4 PM TODAY, A TOTAL OF 1 997 PEOPLE HAD RECEIVED INOCULATIONS AT THE EIGHT INOCULATION CENTRES AND THREE PORT h£ALTH OFF ICES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER OF wERE INOCULATED TODAY (WITH YESTERDAY’S FIGURES IN

PEOPLE WHC BRACKETS):

SA 1 YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 91 (75)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 175 (90

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 411 1310)

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 280 285

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 250 225

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE . 185 I155

SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 58

TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CL IN IC 58 (93

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 489 [411)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1936

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SAS I TO EXPLAIN PROPOSALS ON OBSCENE ARTICLES TRIBUNAL ° it X X X X

the secretary FOR ‘ONINISTRATIVE services and inforhatioh

» K ,S^O^AL^" iJtROdScE 2“ OBSCENE™RT |CLEs'TR i m. _

ALSO ATTENDING THE„ARESS CONFERENCE TO BEG^N AT 4 PN^ATo^H

SILT^rNkTu^ROsM the legal department.

note TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON ELECTORAL REGISTRATION K # X X

* dpfqq CONFERENCE will be held in the gis press conference doom FIFTH FLOOR BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL, ON THURSDAY (JusbsT i») AT 3 PM TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THIS YEAR'S GENERAL ELECTORAL REGISTRATION EXERCISE.

iud jam v 11 i—q inc PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER (zLECTORAL SERVICES) AND MR LA I ’KWAN-TAT, REGISTRATION OFFICER, WILL oPEAK AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE EVENT.

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ENTRY SCHEME FOR MACAU RESIDENTS * X X X X

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT EX-CHINA RESIDENTS OF MACAU WHO ARE MARRIED TO HONG KONG RESIDENTS AND WHOSE MACAU IDENTITY CARDS WERE ISSUED IN MARCH AND APRIL 1979 MAY APPLY (TOGETHER WITH THEIR CHILDREN) TO JOIN THEIR HUSBANDS IN HONG KONG.

APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED FROM SEPTEMBER 1 BY THE

HONG KONG SPONSORS IN PERSON TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, 61 . v ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO MAKE ENQUIRIES ABOUT THIS ENTRY SC 'E MAY TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT’S |: ORMATION OFFICE ON 3-7333126

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1^86

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P:'- IC URGED TO CO-OPERATE ’ I TH LABOUR INSPECTORS * * * * *

THE A’OUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) CALLED ON THE PUBLIC TO CO-OPERATE WITH ITS OFFICERS CARRYING OUT THEIR DUTIES.

THIS APP-AL FOLLOWED A RECENT COURT CASE IN WHICH A WATCHMAN .T A GARMENT FACTORY WAS FINED 21 □□□ SAN PO KONG MAGISTRATE FOP CAUSING OBSTRUCTION TO TWO LABOUR INSPECTORS.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE T?.^ INSPECTORS TO FACTORY IN HUNG HOM TO INVESTIGATE SUSPECTED OFFENCES UNDcK THE '•■OMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGUL, TIONS.

THE DEFENDANT, UPON KNOWING THE IDE TITY OF "i- INSPE^ URS, Din NOT OPEN THE DOOR PROMPTLY 3UT, INSTEAD, INFORMED THz ..JMA.s WORKERS INSIDE THE FACTORY TO LEAVE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ALL LABOUR I NSPECTORS ARE AUTHOR IStD TO CNTER AND INSPECT, AT ALL REASONABLE ' ES, ANY PLACES OF Employment FOR THE ENFORCEMENT or LABOUR LEGISLATION.

+FACTORY PROPRIETORS AND THEIR EMPL YEES SHOULD CO-OPERATE 'ITH THEM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE,+ HE SAID.

UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, ANY PERSON WHO OBSTRUCTS OR nqjV' AN AUTHORISED OFFICER IN THE EVE<ISE OF HIS DUTIcS CO ’MlTo A. OPCENTE AND IS LIABLE TO A MAX IMU; FI £ OF 85 000.

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HOME SECURITY SEMINAR FOR HOUSEWIVES

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a 1 Stw

(WEDNESDAY) MORNING.

-rue CEM IMAP ip PART OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME ^?SI??FA^HVcRIHE‘cONMnTEe)T»S^R»HDIS^ICT™AM:TeSASTERN SltSIc) o)flJE AN? E«TERN DISTR >CT POLICE HEADQUART£RS.

TALKS ON HOME SECURITY MEASURES AND CIVIC OBLIGATIONS AND

V|EWS

ON F IGHTING CR IME.

THEY WILL ALSO VISIT THE +FIGHT CRIME YOUTH CAMP+ WHICH EEGAN TODAY (TUESDAY) AT WU KAI SHA YOUTH VILLAGE.

scoicq np ACTIVITIES INCLUDING LECTURES, GROUP DISCUSSIONS, AND A TELEMATcS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED FOR JHE YOUNGSTtRS .Up U. THE THREE-DAY CAMP WHICH AIMS AT SPREADING THz Flfc.HI uniiit

TUESDAY, «UGUOT 12, 1966

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A PR, ZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 14) AT THE YOUTH VILLAGE TO CONCLUDE THE ONE-MONTH LONG ’86 rIGHT CRIME AND CARE FOR SOCIETY SCHEME.

OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFrlCErt, iMR BOWEN lEUNG; THE DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER (EASTERN), MR J.L. PETTENGELL; CHiEF STAFF OFFICER (POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS),

* THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT FIGHT

MR A.C. RENN IE ; AND CRIME COMMITTEE, MR

LEUNG SAU-CHI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED FOR MEDH REPRESENTATIVES WHO WISH TO COVER THE PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE +FIGHT CRIME AND CARE FOR SOCIETY SCHEME+ AT WU KAI SHA YOUTH VILLAGE. THEY ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT NORTH POINT POLICE STATION. AT 9.15 AM ON THURSDAY.

TUEN MUN DB TO DISCUSS TOWN HALL DELAY * * * * *

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW^(WEDNESDAY) TO CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS ON THE DELAY ’■'JEN MUN TOWN HALL.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS ALONG LUNG MUN ROAD TO PILLAR POINT, RACKS IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 9.?0 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOP OF THE THEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

THE RESITING OF SAWMILLS AND THE POLICY ON LAUNDRY

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS TO BE AUCTIONED

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 16) AT 10 AM IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

A TOTAL OF 35 SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING. THEY ARE:

DC 790 HK 1283 BC 988 IK 1888 XX 246

DJ 1380 DJ 7118 DK 188 DK 7168 AZ 8230

BK 8 DJ 889 DK 8 DK 3233 DK 383

DJ 7707 DH 1000 BK 411 AA 9779 DK 238

DJ 1113 DJ 8010 DJ 6268 DJ 2388 DH 8318

DH 9000 DJ 8868 8787 DJ 928 DH 77

DJ 3286 DK 800 DK 1028 DK 8338 AL 1868

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS MUST PAY IN CASH OR BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY

AFTER THE BIDDING.

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

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

THE AUCTION WILL BE THE 107TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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SHIPBUILDING, SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY BEING SURVEYED

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THE SHIPBUILDING AND SHIP REPAIR INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL CARRY OUT A SURVEY TO COLLECT UPDATED INFORMATION ON MANPOWER AND TRAINING NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY

THE SURVEY, TO BE CONDUCTED WITH THE- ASS I STANCE OF THE

CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, WILL TAKE PLACE FROM AUGUST 19 TO AUGUST 28.


TUAoDaY, aUGUJT 12, 1986

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QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES WERE SENT TWO aEEKS AbO ■p ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY. DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD, OFFICERS Or THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT .. ILLVISIT Inc^ ESTABLISHMENTS TO ASSIST EMPLOYERS TO COMPLETE THE QUESTION:.'*IR-S.

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

AS THE INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE USEFUL IN FORMULATING TRAINING PLANS, EMPLOYERS ARE URGED TO CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION.

CONTRACT LET FOR SHA TIN CYCLE TRACK

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THE FINAL SECTION OF THE CYCLE TRACK LINKING TOLO HIGHWAY WITH THE SHING MUN RIVER PROMENADES WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR WITH THE AWARD OF A $10.5 MILLION CONTRACT TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT CONTRACT INVOLVES CONSTRUCTION OF AN 800-METRE-L0NG CYCLE TRACK.

THE PROJECT ALSO INCLUDES A PEDESTRIAN CYCLE BRIDGE TO BE BUILT AT THE MOUTH OF FO TAN NULLAH.

THE BRIDGE, 5.5 METRES WIDE AND 30 METRES LONG, WILL CONNECT WITH NEWLY CONSTRUCTED CYCLE TRACKS ALONG THE PROMENADES ON BOTH SIDES OF FO TAN NULLAH.

OTHER WORKS INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF ADDITIONAL PEDESTRIAN-CYCLE TRACK LINKS AND ROAD RESURFACING IN VARIOUS AREAS WITHIN THE NEW TOWN.

WORK WILL BEGIN ON AUGUST 18 AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN ID MONTHS.

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AFD PRESENTATION TO RETIRING STAFF

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THIRTY-SEVEN STAFF OF THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATIONS AND FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION SCHOOLS WILL RETIRE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY). BETWEEN THEM, THEY HAVE ACCUMULATED HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF SERVICE.

/THx. ACTING

TUESDAY, ^UGUbT 12, 1986

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THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR TONY BENNETT, WILL PRESENT SOUVENIRS TO THEM AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET CONFERENCE ROOM, AT 3 PM.

MOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY. AFD INFORMATION STAFF WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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OPENING OF TSUEN WAN DANCE COURSES * X * *

TSUEN WAN D ISTRICT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF SCHEME ORGANISED BY THE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT

ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE

OFFICER MR ANGUS MIU WILL OFFICIATE AT THE DANCE COURSES OF THE ART NURTURE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, TO BE HELD 19 AM IN THE HALL OF THE PRINCESS

60 TAI HO ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY.

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ROAD CLOSURE IN SHAM SHU I PO X * * X X

TUNG CHAU STREET BETWEEN TONG MEI ROAD AND WALNUT STREET WILL BE CLOSED FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM ON BOTH THURSDAY (AUGUST 14) AND FRIDAY (AUGUST 15) TO FACILITATE INSTALLATION OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WEST KOWLOON CORRIDOR.

MOTORISTS ON TONG MEI ROAD HEADING FOR TUNG NORTHBOUND ARE ADVISED TO USE PRINCE EDWARD ROAD STREET AND TAI KOK TSUI ROAD.

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY, POPLAR STREET BETWEEN ROAD AND APLIU STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED ABOUT ONE MONTH TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

MOTORISTS ON NORTHWEST-BOUND CHEUNG SHA WAN FOR SOUTHWEST-BOUND POPLAR STREET ARE ADVISED TO STREET AND APLIU STREET.

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CHAU STREET WEST, SYCAMORE

CHEUNG SHA WAN TO TRAFFIC FOR

ROAD HEADING USE MAPLE

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, lK>v

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CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, TELFORD GARDENS RESTRICTED ZONES * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 15), CHEUNG SHA WAN ROaD EASTBOUND WILL BE DESIGNATED A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY.

THIS SECTION OF CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD RUNS FROM A POINT hBUUT 143 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH BUTTERFLY VALLEY ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 178 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, NO PUBLIC LIGHT BUS WILL EE ALLOWED TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGER j.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE TELFORD GARDE'IS BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE.

NO VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES wILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTsR THE BUS TERMINUS.

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PLB PROHIBITED ZONES IN YUEN LONG * H 4 k

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 15), A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTI0..O IN YUEN LONG WILL BE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES AFFECTING ALL PUBL IC L IGHT BUSES.

THESE ARE: THE UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD TO SHEK WU TONG; TAI SHU nA ROAD EAST; THE UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD TO SHING UK TSUEN■ LOK MA CHAU ROAD; AND THE UNNAMED ACCESS ROAD TO SIU HOM TSUEN.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO

SIX-MONTH EXTERNAL TRADE FIGURES RELEASED....................... 1

ROLE OF LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OUTLINED................... 8

TRIBUNAL PLANNED TO CLASSIFY ARTICLES ......................... 11

NO FURTHER CASES OF CHOLERA.................................... 13

GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS DO MUCH TO SOLVE HAWKER PROBLEM......... 13

DB CO!31ITTEE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT........ 14

MANUAL LISTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR BANKING JOBS .................. 15

ACTION BEING TAKEN AGAINST ILLEGAL STRUCTURES.................. 15

FAREJELL TO LONG-SERVING STAFF ................................ 16

MIDSUMMER NIGHT CONCERT IN TUEN MUN.......................... 17

PROHIBITED ZONE IN TELFORD GARDENS ......................... 17

PROHIBITED ZONE IN CENTRAL LIFTED........................... 17

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CENTRAL DISTRICT ........................ 18

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SIX-MONTH EXTERNAL TRADE FIGURES RELEASED

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TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE FOR JANUARY-JUNE 1986, VALUED AT "241 740 MILLION, INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASED BY 8 PER CENT TO 365 374 MILLION WHILE RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT TO <$53 033 MILLION, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, THE TRADE VALUE INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT. IMPORTS INCREASED BY 9 PER CENT TO $123 334 MILLION.

TRADE STATISTICS PRESENTED HERE ARE MEASURED AT CURRENT PRICES AND NO ACCOUNT HAS BEEN TAKEN OF THE CHANGES IN PRICES BETWEEN THE PERIODS OF COMPARISON. A SEPARATE ANALYSIS OF THE PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 1986 WILL BE RELEASED EARLY NEXT MONTH.

CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $716 MILLION OR 6 PER CENT) , MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF (BY $458 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $235 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $224 MILLION OR 8 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $74 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO CHINA DECREASED IN VALUE, PARTICULARLY OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $839 MILLION OR 90 PER CENT), TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $503 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $194 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $472 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT) AND MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $97 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT).

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INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $572 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT)j OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $212 MILLION OR 179 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY 5101 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY 377 MILLION OR 87 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $4 MILLION OR 6 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $475 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) AND TEXTILES (BY $32 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT). AS FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS (BY $89 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CLOTHING (BY $73 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $210 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT) AND FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN OF ARTIFICIAL RESINS, PLASTIC MATERIALS, CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $40 MILLION OR 56 PER CENT).

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION ARE PRESENTED IN TABLE 2.

THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS FROM THE TEN MAJOR SUPPLIERS ARE SUMMARISED IN TABLE 3.

DEMAND FOR GOODS IMPORTED FROM CHINA INCREASED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $2 593 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT) } CLOTHING (BY $2 472 MILLION OR 57 PER CENT) AS '■/ELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES. TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $823 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $378 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT) AS WELL AS NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $153 MILLION OR 52 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM JAPAN, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY $1 481 MILLION OR 58 PER CENT). TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $1 038 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $843 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT).

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ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY 5546 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY 5391 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. WERE REGISTERED FOR OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY 5360 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT)j ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY 5222 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY 5153 MILLION OR 86 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY 5127 MILLION OR 138 PER CENT) AS WELL AS NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY 5123 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY 5532 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY 5237 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY 5565 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY 5245 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN OF TEXTILES (BY 5460 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT) AND FOR IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY 5146 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT).

TABLE 4 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 5.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA DECREASED BY 28 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY 52 272 MILLION OR 67 PER CENT)5 ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AMD ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY 51 532 MILLION OR 57 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY 51 478 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY 5319 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT) AS WELL AS LEATHER, LEATHER MANUFACTURES AND DRESSED FURSKINS (BY 5255 MILLION OR 185 PER CENT).

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INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $1 465 MILLION OR 86 PER CENT), MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES,"INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $476 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $153 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $55 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $48 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN WERE RECORDED IN NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $91 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT), PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $77 MILLION OR 67 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS (BY $76 MILLION OR 71 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $250 MILLION OR 81 PER CENT) AS WELL AS NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $179 MILLION OR 75 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $290 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT) AS WELL AS DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS (BY $46 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT). RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA OF TEXTILES INCREASED (BY $386 MILLION OR 110 PER CENT), AS DID ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $224 MILLION OR 88 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN OF FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $80 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT) AND FOR RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA OF COFFEE, TEA, COCOA, SPICES AND MANUFACTURES THEREOF (BY $40 MILLION OR 73 PER CENT).

TABLE 6 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE JUNE 1986 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY* WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AROUND 20TH OF AUGUST AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $5 PER COPY.

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, + HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE*, WITH A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN JUNE 1986 WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AT $13.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING REGULAR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TEL: 5-214375) AND ENQUIRIES ON TRADE STATISTICS TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL: 5-444436).

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Table 1; Domestic exports by ten major markets

Major Market Jan-Jun Jan-Jun Increase Percentage

1986 1985 Increase

(HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn. ) ( X )

U.S.A. 27,836 26,125 1,711 7

China 7,349 7,918 -569 -7

F.R. of Germany 4,574 3,572 1,002 28

U.K. 4,224 3,898 326 8

Japan 2,376 2,053 323 16

Canada 2,191 1,914 276 14

Australia 1,469 1,585 -117 -7

Singapore 1,229 1,106 123 11

France 1,147 812 335 41

Netherlands 1,100 970 130 13

Table 2: Domestic exports by major commodity division

Commodity division

Jan-Jun Jan-Jun

1986 1985

(HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.)

Increase Percentage Increase (HKD Mn.) ( % )

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 22,126 20,025 2,101 10

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 10,427 9,233 1,194 13

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 5,616 4,657 959 21

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 4,930 5,175 -244 -5

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 4,481 3,592 889 25

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 4,471 4,430 41 1

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Table 3:

Imports from ten major suppliers

Major Supplier Jan-Jun 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Jun 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase Percentage Increase (HKD Mn.) ( % )

China 34,891 25,666 9,225 36

Japan 25,861 27,644 -1,784 -6

U.S.A. 10,746 11,585 -839 -7

Taiwan 10,411 10,664 -253 -2

Singapore 5,303 5,805 -502 -9

Republic of Korea 4,613 4,630 -18 -♦

U.K. 4,348 3,936 411 10

F.R. of Germany 3,643 3,176 467 15

Switzerland 2,424 1,549 875 57

Italy 1,912 1,623 290 18

* less than 0.5%

Table 4: Imports by major commodity division

Commodity division Jan-Jun 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Jun 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase Percentage Increase (HKD Mn.) ( % )

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 19,487 15,447 4,040 26

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 10,203 10,280 -76 -1

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 8,163 5,425 2,738 50

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 7,396 6,034 1,361 23

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 6,108 5,066 1,043 21

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 5,545 6,827 -1,282 /TABLE 5 -1? • •••<>•••

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Table 5: Major Market - 7 Re-exports Jan-Jun 1986 (HKD Mn.) • by ten major markets

Jan-Jun 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase Percentage Increase

(HKD Mn.) ( X )

China 17,628 24,638 -7,011 -28

U.S.A. 9,124 6,716 2,408 36

Japan 2,788 2,675 112 4

Taiwan 2,761 2,239 522 23

Republic of Korea 2,630 1,710 920 54

Singapore 2,472 1,961 511 26

Macau 1,246 1,385 -139 -10

Indonesia 1,128 1,439 -311 -22

F.R. of Germany 1,064 596 468 79

Saudi Arabia 1,047 658 389 59

Table 6: Re-exports by major commodity division

Commodity division Jan-Jun 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Jun 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase Percentage Increase

(HKD Mn.) ( x )

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 8,726 7,359 1,367 19

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 5,383 3,417 1,967 58

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 4,248 5,158 -911 1 -18

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 3,929 3,189 740 23

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 2,505 2,685 -180 -7

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 2,496 4,227 -1,731 -41

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ROLE OF LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OUTLINED * * * * *

THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (LDC) SHOULD BE AN EFFECTIVE WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST URBAN BLIGHT, THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AMD LANDS, MR CHAMSON CHAU, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MR CHAU SAID THAT FOLLOWING DETAILED CONSIDERATION BY A STEERING GROUP SET UP BY THE LAND AND BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE, RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING THE FORMATION OF A LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO PROMOTE URBAN REDEVELOPMENT WOULD SHORTLY BE CONSIDERED BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL.

IT WAS CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL THAT THE LDC SHOULD BE AN INDEPENDENT STATUTORY BODY ESTABLISHED BY MEANS OF AN ORDINANCE.

THE CORPORATION SHOULD HAVE A BOARD CONSISTING OF A CHAIRMAN, THE CORPORATION’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE, AND UP TO SEVEN MEMBERS.

THE BOARD SHOULD INCLUDE AT LEAST TWO MEMBERS REPRESENTING THE GOVERNMENT, HE SAID IN A LUNCHEON SPEECH TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST.

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE WOULD BE ANSWERABLE TO THE BOARD, BUT WOULD RUN THE CORPORATION ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS. REPORTING TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE WOULD BE THREE SECTIONS CONCERNED WITH HOUSING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND BUILDING MANAGEMENT.

MR CHAU SAID THE OBJECTIVES OF THE CORPORATION WOULD BEs

* TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF DEVELOPMENTS BY ASSEMBLING LARGER SITES;

* TO ENSURE EQUITABLE TREATMENT OF TENANTS;

* TO PROVIDE IMPROVED COMMUNITY FACILITIES, INCLUDING BETTER TRAFFIC CIRCULATION;

* TO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION OF LAND OWNERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ,

* TO SPEED UP PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT- IN SELECTED AREAS; AND

* TO MINIMISE THE NEED FOR DIRECT GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES, AND THE APPLICATION OF COMPULSORY ACQUISITION POWERS.

ON ACQUISITION, MR CHAU SAID THE CORPORATION WOULD BE EXPECTED TO NEGOTIATE WITH EXISTING PROPERTY OWNERS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY WITHIN AREAS IDENTIFIED TO BE IN NEED OF REDEVELOPMENT.

IT WOULD BE EXPECTED TO ACQUIRE A MAJORITY OF THE PROPERTIES WITHIN AN AREA TO BE REDEVELOPED THROUGH NEGOTIATIONS.

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♦HOWEVER, IT IS RECOGNISED THAT THERE MAY BE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH WILL PREVENT THE LDC FROM ACQUIRING CERTAIN PROPERTIES,* MR CHAU SAID.

♦THIS MAY BE DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF THE OWNERS OR BECAUSE A SETTLEMENT CANNOT BE REACHED THROUGH NEGOTI AT I ON.+

IN THE LATTER CASE, INDEPENDENT PANELS MAY BE FORMED TO ENSURE THAT OFFERS MADE TO OWNERS BY THE LDC WERE REASONABLE.

THE GOVERNMENT WOULD BE WILLING TO CONSIDER TAKING ACTION TO RESUME OUTSTANDING PROPERTIES ONLY WITH ASSURANCE FROM THE PANEL THAT THE LDC HAD MADE GENUINE EFFORTS TO PURCHASE THE PROPERTIES CONCERNED.

ALL CASES INVOLVING RESUMPTION WOULD BE CONSIDERED BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL, AND, EVEN AFTER RESUMPTION ACTION HAD BEEN TAKEN, AN OWNER WOULD STILL HAVE A RIGHT TO APPEAL TO THE LANDS TRIBUNAL FOR DETERMINATION OF COMPENSATION UNDER THE RESUMPTION ORDINANCE.

TURNING TO HOUSING, HE SAID OFFERS MADE TO OWNER OCCUPIERS BY THE LDC SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO ENABLE THEM TO PURCHASE MODERN PROPERTY OF SIMILAR SIZE AND IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA AS THEIR ORIGINAL PREMISES.

♦TENANTS IN THE AREAS REQUIRING DEVELOPMENT ARE EXPECTED TO BE PRIMARILY THOSE LEAST ABLE TO PROVIDE REPLACEMENT ACCOMMODATION FOR THEMSELVES,* HE SAID.

+THUS, WHILE THESE PEOPLE WOULD BE OFFERED CASH COMPENSATION, IT IS EXPECTED THAT A SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY WILL REQUIRE REHOUSING.*

AFTER CONSIDERABLE INVESTIGATION IT WAS CONSIDERED THAT THERE WERE TWO OPTIONS:

(A) TO MAKE USE OF DECANTING ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED BY AN EXISTING ORGANISATION SUCH AS THE HOUSING SOCIETY. THIS HAD ALREADY BEEN CONSIDERED BY THE SOCIETY WHICH HAD AGREED IN PRINCIPLE THAT THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE j ALTERNATIVELY

(B) DECANTING ACCOMMODATION COULD BE PROVIDED AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT. THIS MEANT THAT IN LARGE PROJECTS ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED IN EARLY STAGES COULD BE USED TO HOUSE THOSE CLEARED IN LATER STAGES OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

+IT SHOULD BE STRESSED THAT HOUSING AUTHORITY PROPERTY SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR DECANTATION PURPOSES,* Mft CHAU SAID.

ON PROFIT SHARING, MR CHAU SAID A PRIME OBJECTIVE OF THE CORPORATION WAS TO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION BY SMALL OWNERS IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

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+T0 THIS END A SYSTEM HAS BEEN DEVISED WHICH WOULD ALLOW THIS TO TAKE PLACE, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME PROTECTING SMALL OWNERS FROM THE VAGARIES OF THE PROPERTY MARKET.

♦UNDER THIS SCHEME OWNERS MAY ELECT TO PARTICIPATE IN A DISTRIBUTION OF A PROPORTION OF ANY PROFIT WHICH RESULTS FROM THF development.

+SHOULD ANY DEVELOPMENT MAKE A LOSS THIS WOULD BE ABSORBED BY THE LDC AND PROPERTY OWNERS WOULD NOT LOSE ANYTHING,* HE SAID.

MR CHAU SAID THE LDC WOULD FORM INDIVIDUAL SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES TO UNDERTAKE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

THESE COMPANIES WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR RAISING FINANCE FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND NEGOTIATING WITH PROPERTY OWNERS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THEIR PROPERTY.

SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES WOULD ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DEVELOPMENTS, INCLUDING NEGOTIATION WITH PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPERS TO SET UP JOINT VENTURE PROJECTS.

HE SAID THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SECTION OF THE LDC WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERSEEING THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS.

DEVELOPMENT MAY BE DONE EITHER BY THE LDC ITSELF THROUGH THE EMPLOYMENT OF CONSULTANTS OR IN JOINT VENTURE SITUATIONS THROUGH THE JOINT VENTURE PARTNER.

IN EITHER CASE, THE LDC’S MAIN RESPONSIBILITY WOULD BE TO OVERSEE THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS. DEVELOPMENT PLANS WOULD HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD AND THE DESIGNATION OF AN AREA TO BE DEVELOPED BY THE LDC (SPECIAL DEVELOPMENT AREA) WOULD BE PUBLISHED UNDER THE TOWN PLANNING ORDINANCE.

+MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE A RIGHT TO OBJECT TO SUCH DESIGNATION IF THEY FEEL THAT THEIR INTERESTS ARE BEING ADVERSELY AFFECTED OR NEGLECTED,* MR CHAU ASSURED.

HE SAID THE LDC WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING THE MANAGEMENT OF PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY IT PRIOR TO DEMOLITION, AND FOR RETAINED PARTS OF COMPLETED DEVELOPMENTS.

ACTUAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING BUILDING MANAGERS AND SO . ON WOULD BE CONTRACTED OUT TO PRIVATE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES.

ON FINANCE, HE SAID THE LDC WOULD REQUIRE AN INITIAL INJECTION OF FUNDS TO ENABLE IT TO BE SET UP AND BEGIN OPERATIONS.

HOWEVER, THIS INITIAL LOAN WOULD BE PRIMARILY TO COVER OPERATING COSTS.

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THE LDC THROUGH ITS SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES WAS EXPECTED TO RAISE FINANCE TO FUND INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT FROM PRIVATE SECTOR SOURCES SUCH AS BANKS.

+THE LDC IF FORMED IN THE MANNER DESCRIBED, SHOULD BE AN EFFECTIVE WEAPON IN THE FIGHT AGAINST URBAN BLIGHT,+ MR CHAU SAID.

+IT WOULD HAVE THE INDEPENDENCE TO REACH ITS OWN DECISIONS, YET HAVE THE FULL SUPPORT OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.+


TRIBUNAL PLANNED TO CLASSIFY ARTICLES *****

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO INTRODUCE AN OBSCENE ARTICLES TRIBUNAL TO CLASSIFY AND DETERMINE WHETHER ARTICLES ARE OBSCENE OR INDECENT OR NEITHER, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR ADOLF HSU, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING THE SCHEME, MR HSU SAID THE TRIBUNAL, PRESIDED OVER BY A BILINGUAL MAGISTRATE AND LAY ADJUDICATORS, WOULD CLASSIFY WHETHER OR NOT ARTICLES - INCLUDING VIDEOS, TAPES, DISCS AND OTHER FORMS OF RECORDING - ARE OBSCENE OR INDECENT OR NEITHER. IT WOULD ALSO HAVE THE DUAL ROLE OF DETERMINING WHETHER AN ARTICLE IS EITHER OBSCENE OR INDECENT.

IN EXPLAINING THE DUAL ROLES OF THE TRIBUNAL, MR HSU SAID THE CLASSIFICATION PROCESS WOULD BE A CENSORIAL FUNCTION WHEREBY THE TRIBUNAL WOULD CLASSIFY ARTICLES SUBMITTED TO IT BY PUBLISHERS, DISTRIBUTORS, IMPORTERS, PRINTERS, MANUFACTURERS OR THE CROWN INTO THREE CATEGORIES:

CLASS I - NEITHER OBSCENE OR INDECENT AND MAY BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT RESTRICTION?

CLASS II - INDECENT AND SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS ON ITS DISPLAY, SALE AND ACCESS? AND

CLASS III - OBSCENE AND THEREFORE PROHIBITED.

THE CONTROL OF OBSCENE AND INDECENT ARTICLES BILL 1986 WOULD PROHIBIT THE DISPLAY OF ANY INDECENT MATTER AND PROVIDES PENALTIES . FOR BREACHING THIS PROHIBITION.

ONCE A DECISION HAS BEEN MADE ON AN ARTICLE, THE REGISTRAR, SUPREME COURT, WOULD BE OBLIGED TO GIVE NOTICE OF THE CLASSIFICATION IN THE PRESS. SUCH NOTIFICATION WOULD ONLY BE FEASIBLE IN RESPECT OF ARTICLES WHICH HAD TITLES, VOLUME OR SERIAL NUMBERS OR OTHER IDENTIFYING FEATURES.

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HOWEVER, AS OTHER ARTICLES (SUCH AS THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS) WOULD CLEARLY DEFY DECENT WRITTEN DESCRIPTION IN A PUBLIC NOTICE, THE TRIBUNAL COULD REFUSE TO CLASSIFY SUCH ARTICLES.

IN THE DETERMINATORY PROCESS ARTICLES WOULD BE REFERRED BY A COURT TO THE TRIBUNAL IN THE COURSE OF OTHER PROCEEDINGS (SUCH AS APPLICATIONS FOR FORFEITURE OR PROSECUTIONS). IN SUCH CASES THE COURT WOULD BE OBLIGED TO ACCEPT THE TRIBUNAL’S RULING AND THERE WOULD BE NO PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF THE DETERMINATION.

THE BILL PROPOSES THAT INTERIM RULES BY THE TRIBUNAL SHOULD BE MADE WITHIN FIVE DAYS WITH ONE POSSIBLE EXTENSION OF FIVE DAYS AND A FULL HEARING TO BE ARRANGED AT THE REQUEST OF ANY DISSATISFIED PARTY WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF THE INTERIM RULING. APPEALS, ON POINTS OF LAW ONLY, MAY BE MADE TO A JUDGE IN THE HIGH COURT.

MR HSU SAID THAT THE REGISTRAR, SUPREME COURT, WOULD PUBLISH IN LOCAL NEWSPAPERS THE RULINGS OF THE TRIBUNAL AND THAT THE NEWSPAPERS REGISTRATION UNIT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH WOULD ALSO ADVISE DISTRIBUTORS OF THE RULINGS.

TO FURTHER PROTECT VENDORS, WHO MAY BE UNAWARE OF ANY CLASSIFICATION DECISION, IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THE DISTRIBUTOR OF ANY ARTICLE WHICH HAD BEEN CLASSIFIED AS CLASS I OR CLASS II (RESTRICTED) MATERIAL SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO FURNISH THE VENDOR WITH A COPY OF THE TRIBUNAL’S RULING AND IN RESPECT OF CLASS II ARTICLES ANY CONDITIONS IMPOSED UPON ITS PUBLICATION.

HE ADDED THAT THE BILL ALSO PROVIDES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REPOSITORY OF ARTICLES CLASSIFIED, THE ACCESS TO WHICH WOULD BE CONTROLLED BY THE REGISTRAR OF THE SUPREME COURT. THE FACILITY WOULD ALLOW PEOPLE WITH BONA FIDE INTERESTS TO EXAMINE PAST CLASSIFICATIONS TO HELP THEM DECIDE ON THEIR LIKELY APPLICABILITY TO ARTICLES THEY MAY POSSESS OR ARE CONSIDERING PUBLISHING. MR HSU SAID THIS SHOULD ENCOURAGE A GREATER DEGREE OF SELF-REGULATION AND, IN TURN, REDUCE THE CASELOAD OF THE TRIBUNAL.

OBSCENE MATERIAL ON BUILDINGS OR OTHER STRUCTURES ARE ALSO COVERED IN THE BILL AND A MAGISTRATE MAY ORDER THAT OWNERS REMOVE OR OBLITERATE THE OFFENDING MATERIAL FROM THE STRUCTURE.

MR HSU SAID THAT THE PROPOSED PENALTIES RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION OR IMPORTATION OF ANY OBSCENE ARTICLE HAD BEEN INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF 000 000 AND THREE YEARS IMPRISONMENT. PREVIOUSLY THE FINE WAS $100 000 AND MR HSU SAID THE RELATIVELY HIGH MAXIMUM FINE TOOK INTO CONSIDERATION THE HIGH DEGREE OF PROFITABILITY OF OBSCENE PUBLICATIONS.

THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 15) AND DEBATED IN THE NEXT SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

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NO FURTHER CASES OF CHOLERA

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NO CASES OF CHOLERA LOCALLY CONTRACTED HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED SINCE AUGUST 9, THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS CONFIRMED TO HAVE CONTRACTED CHOLERA REMAINS AT 22.

SO FAR, 13 PATIENTS HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED FROM PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL AFTER TREATMENT FOR CHOLERA. THE REMAINING PATIENTS ARE IN SATISFACTORY CONDITION.

BY 4 PM TODAY, 1 850 PEOPLE HAD RECEIVED INOCULATIONS AT THE EIGHT INOCULATION CENTRES AND THE PORT HEALTH OFFICES COMPARED WITH 1 997 YESTERDAY.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE INOCULATED TODAY (WITH YESTERDAY’S FIGURES IN BRACKETS):

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 147 (91)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 150 (175)

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 320 (411)

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 245 (280)

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 250 (250)

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 163 (185)

SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 51 (58)

TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 86 (58)

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 438 (489)

GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS DO MUCH TO SOLVE HAWKER PROBLEM

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THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS TODAY WON PRAISES FROM URBAN COUNCILLORS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS IN TACKLING THE HAWKER PROBLEM IN THE URBAN AREA.

AFTER VISITING THE USD TRAINING SCHOOL, URBAN COUNCILLOR DR KIM CHAM SAID: +THE QUALITY OF THE GD TEAM MEMBERS HAS A DIRECT BEARING ON THE HAWKER SITUATION IN HONG KONG. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE DONE THEIR BEST IN CONTAINING THE HAWKER SITUATION.+

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ECHOING HIS VIEW, ANOTHER URBAN COUNCILLOR MR FAN KAM-PING SAID: +1 AM IMPRESSED THAT THE TRAINING OF GD TEAM MEMBERS HAS BEEN STEPPED UP AND KEPT UP TO DATE TO SUIT THE CHANGING SITUATION OF HONG KONG.+

MRS CHOW CHEUNG WAI-PING SAID THAT EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO PROJECT A BETTER IMAGE FOR GD TEAMS SO AS TO GAIN PUBLIC RECOGNITION OF THEIR JOB.

MEANWHILE, NEWLY-APPOINTED URBAN COUNCILLOR MR RONNIE WONG SAID THE LOCALISED TRAINING PROGRAMMES OF THE USD TRAINING SCHOOL WOULD MEET THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND SAVE EXPENDITURE.

ALSO VISITING THE USD TRAINING SCHOOL TO SEE ITS TRAINING PROGRAMMES TODAY WERE URBAN COUNCILLORS MESSRS PETER C.K. CHAN, LAWRENCE FUNG, STEPHEN LAU, TONG KAM-BIU AND SAMUEL WONG.

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THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 15) TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1987-88 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT.

THE CONSULTATION PAPER WAS PREPARED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAD TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT POPULATION CHANGES AND DEVELOPMENT, A REVIEW ON CO-ORDINATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, AND A STUDY OF CROSSHARBOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR ALLOCATION OF BOARD FUNDS FOR THE 1986-87 SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN.

THIS CAMPAIGN WILL LAST FOR FOUR MONTHS FROM AUGUST TO DECEMBER, AND ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE QUIZ GAMES FOR THE ELDERLY, SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS: A COMPETITION ON PROPOSING IMPROVEMENTS AT TRAFFIC BLACK SPOTS 5 DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLICITY MATERIAL) AWARDS TO ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW TRAFFIC REGULATIONS; AND A ROAD SAFETY CARNIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.15 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT OFFICE AT 39 TONKIN STREET, SECOND FLOOR, KOWLOON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHAM SHU I PO DB TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING ON FRIDAY, BEGINNING AT 2.15 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 39 TONKIN STREET, SECOND FLOOR, KOWLOON.

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MANUAL LISTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR BANKING JOBS

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THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL HAS PUBLISHED A MANUAL OF JOB SPECIFICATIONS FOR 51 PRINCIPAL JOBS IN THE BANKING SECTOR.

THE MANUAL IS INTENDED TO ESTABLISH ADEQUATE AND UNIFORM SPECIFICATIONS OF SKILLS IN PRINCIPAL BANKING JOBS AT VARIOUS LEVELS, RANGING FROM CLERICAL TO MANAGERIAL.

IT ALSO INCLUDES THE EDUCATION OR MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, AND DESIRABLE PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR THE JOBS.

+IT IS A USEFUL REFERENCE FOR TRAINING INSTITUTIONS IN THE PLANNING OF COURSES OR FOR EMPLOYERS IN DRAWING UP TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAMMES FOR THEIR STAFF,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BOARD SAID.

THE MANUAL, IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE EDITIONS, IS ON SALE AT $19 A COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

COPIES OF THE MANUAL WILL BE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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ACTION BEING TAKEN AGAINST ILLEGAL STRUCTURES * * * *

MORE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND IN KOWLOON FACE DEMOLITION. THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ARE IN NORTH POINT, AND YUET WAH STREET, KOWLOON.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER AT VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 8 IN RESPECT OF STRUCTURES BUILT ILLEGALLY IN A LANE AT THE SIDES OF 72-78, JAVA ROAD, AND 16-16B, TONG SHU I ROAD, NORTH POINT.

A NOTICE OF THIS INTENTION WAS POSTED ON THE STRUCTURES TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IF A CLOSURE ORDER IS OBTAINED THE STRUCTURES WILL BE CLOSED IMMEDIATELY SO THAT DEMOLITION CAN GO AHEAD WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE OCCUPANTS OR THE PUBLIC.

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DEMOLITION ORDERS IN RESPECT OF THE STRUCTURES WERE ISSUED IN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER LAST YEAR, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN IGNORED.

ALSO THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER ON AN ILLEGAL STRUCTURE ON THE ROOF OVER FLAT B, 12TH FLOOR, GOOD VIEW COURT, 20, YUET WAH STREET, KOWLOON.

IT WILL MAKE THE APPLICATION ON SEPTEMBER 16 AT KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT. A NOTICE OF THIS INTENTION WAS POSTED ON THE STRUCTURE TODAY.

A DEMOLITION ORDER WAS ISSUED ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE SAID SEVEN COURT ORDERS TO CLOSE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES HAD BEEN OBTAINED SO FAR THIS YEAR.

HE SAID THE CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION HAD ISSUED 2 086 ORDERS TO REMOVE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES OR ILLEGAL BUILDING WORKS AND 1 906 HAD BEEN COMPLIED WITH OR WITHDRAWN.

THE DIVISION RECEIVED 2 762 COMPLAINTS AND CARRIED OUT 9 277 INSPECTIONS IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

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FAREWELL TO LONG-SERVING STAFF

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STAFF OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATIONS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BADE FAREWELL TO 37 COLLEAGUES WHO ARE RETIRING AFTER LONG SERVICE.

THESE EMPLOYEES - 16 FROM THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION, THREE FROM FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION SCHOOLS AND 18 FROM THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION - HAVE EACH SERVED AN AVERAGE OF 28 YEARS. FOUR OF THEM HAVE WORKED FOR 39 YEARS AND THREE FOR 38 YEARS.

AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN WHOLESALE VEGETABLE MARKET, THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, MR TONY BENNETT, PRESENTED SOUVENIRS TO THEM AND PRAISED THEM FOR THEIR LOYALTY AND SUPPORT OVER THE YEARS.

+MANY DEVELOPMENTS HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE ORGANISATIONS OVER THE PAST YEARS TO MEET THE CHANGING NEEDS OF THE SOCIETY.

♦THOSE WHO ARE RETIRING TODAY WILL BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT THROUGH THEIR HARD WORK AND DEVOTION TO DUTY, THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED IN NO SMALL MEASURE TOWARDS THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF BOTH THE FISH AND VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGAN I SAT IONS,+ HE SAID.

MR BENNETT ALSO PRESENTED AWARDS TO TWO EMPLOYEES OF THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION WHO HAVE BOTH COMPLETED 25 YEARS’ SERVICE.

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MIDSUMMER NIGHT CONCERT IN TUEN MUN * * * * *

A PU3LIC MIDSUMMER NIGHT CONCERT OF CHINESE MUSIC WILL DE HELD ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 16) AT 8 PM AT THE AMPHITHEATRE OF THE BUTTERFLY ESTATE PARK IN TUEN MUN.

THE CONCERT, JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, WILL FEATURE CHINESE ENSEMBLE, PIPA AND ER-HU SOLO AS WELL AS VIOLIN AND GUITAR DUET PERFORMANCES.

THE REPERTOIRE WILL INCLUDE SUCH POPULAR PIECES AS +GREEN ISLAND SERENADE+, +PURSE WITH EMBROIDERY+ AND +BEAMING WITH JOY+.

ADMISSION IS FREE. FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM 0-750465.

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PROHIBITED ZONE IN TELFORD GARDENS * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 15), THE TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE TERMINUS IN TELFORD GARDENS WILL BE DESINGATED A PROHIBITED ZONE.

NO VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES AND TAXIS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUS TERMINUS.

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PROHIBITED ZONE IN CENTRAL LIFTED

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FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 16), ALL VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE UNNAMED ROAD TO THE EAST OF THE MURRAY ROAD MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CENTRAL DISTRICT *****

FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 16), THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS IN CENTRAL WILL BE DESIGNATED 24-HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED ZONES:

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF QUEENSWAY BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH COTTON TREE DRIVE AND GARDEN ROAD?

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF QUEENSWAY, SOUTH OF THE FLYOVER LEADING FROM GARDEN ROAD, BETWEEN ITS JUNCTIONS WITH COTTON TREE DRIVE AND MURRAY ROADj

* QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN GARDEN ROAD AND BANK STREET j AND

* GARDEN ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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

IN ADDITION, THE EXISTING 7 AM TO 12 MIDNIGHT DAILY PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONES, AND THE GOODS VEHICLE RESTRICTED ZONES CURRENTLY OPERATING DURING PEAK HOURS ONLY ON THE AFORESAID SECTIONS CF QUEENSWAY AND QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE LIFTED FROM THE SAME TIME.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PROGRESS IN TACKLING POLLUTION, ILLEGAL HAWKERS OUTLINED....... 1

NUCLEJR VISITS EXTREMELY VALUABLE — ACTING GOVERNOR............ 2

HK TEAM OFF FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION IN UK....................... 4

SIR DAVID INSPECTS QE HOSPITAL................................. 5

UNDZREt-xFLOYl;ENT SITUATION IMPROVES APRIL - JUNE............. 6

YOUNG PEOPLE A TARGET OF VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE.............. q

FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CATER TO DIFFiREtlT NEEDS ............ 9

FIRST QUARTER CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT STATISTICS RELEASED.......... U

NO NEW CH0I1RA CASAS CONFIRMED................................. 12

FIREMEN RECEIVE LONG SERVICE MEDALS ........................... 13

DB MEETING ON DEVELOPMENT AID HOUSING.......................... 13

JOINT EFFORTS TO COMBAT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY .................. 14

PRESS CONFERENCE ON CIVIC EDUCATION FESTIVAL................... 15

TOWN SQUARE TO BE BUILT IN TAI PO ............................. 15

HOLIDAY MIL.................................................... 16

SAN PO KONG SLIP ROAD TO CLOSE................................. 16

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1986

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PROGRESS IN TACKLING POLLUTION, ILLEGAL HAWKERS OUTLINED * * * * *

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, VISITED TUEN MUN AND KWUN TONG DISTRICTS THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING TO SEE THE PROGRESS MADE BY DEPARTMENTS IN TACKLING POLLUTION PROBLEMS AND HAWKERS.

SIR DAVID ARRIVED IN TUEN MUN BY HELICOPTER AND WAS MET BY THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR PETER NG, AND THE ACTING TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDWARD YAU.

AT A PUMPING STATION NEXT TO SIU HONG COURT, SIR DAVID WAS INFORMED THAT THE STATION ACTED AS A POLLUTION CONTROL DEVICE TO INTERCEPT FAECALLY POLLUTED RIVER WATER FROM THE STREAMS WHILE RUBBISH ACCUMULATED AT SCREENS WAS CLEARED REGULARLY BY REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (WATER AND WASTE) OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, MR MIKE STOKOE, TOLD SIR DAVID THAT CONTINUOUS EFFORTS WERE MADE BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT WORKING GROUP ON WATERCOURSE MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT TO MONITOR AND IMPROVE THE WATER QUALITY.

SIR DAVID ALSO WENT TO A FOOTBRIDGE IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA OF THE NEW TOWN TO SEE THE EFFECTS OF POLLUTANTS SUCH AS ANIMAL WASTE AND INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS ON THE QUALITY OF WATER IN THE TUEN MUN NULLAH.

HE WAS TOLD THAT THE WORKING GROUP HAD IDENTIFIED THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM AND WAS CONSIDERING VARIOUS SOLUTIONS AND STEPPED UP MEASURES TO CLEAR THE NULLAH OF POLLUTANTS.

THESE INCLUDED PROPOSALS TO DREDGE AND SILT CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE NULLAH, IMPLEMENTING MORE EFFECTIVE CONTROLS ON ANIMAL WASTE AND URGING FACTORIES TO DISCHARGE THEIR INDUSTRIAL WASTE INTO THE SEWAGE SYSTEM AND NOT THROUGH THE STORM WATER DRAINS.

LATER SIR DAVID VISITED BUTTERFLY BEACH WHERE HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE WATER QUALITY THERE AND FUTURE PLANS TO PROVIDE MORE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE VICINITY.

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT, MR S.K. KWEI, ALSO TOLD SIR DAVID THAT THE TUEN MUN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE WOULD BE OPENED NEXT MONTH AND THAT CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE TUEN MUN TOWN HALL WOULD RESUME LATER THIS MONTH.

THE ACTING GOVERNOR LATER TOURED THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA AND INSPECTED COOKED FOOD FACILITIES THERE.

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HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR A.L. PURVES; DEPUTY DIRECTOR (ENVIRONMENT AND RECREATION), MR T.K. CHOY; (KWUN TONG) DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDY CHAN; AND KWUN TONG DISTRICT HYGIENE SUPERINTENDENT, MR ANTHONY SIU.

THE PARTY WALKED THROUGH HING YIP STREET AS SIR DAVID WAS BRIEFED BY MR SIU ON THE PREVIOUS ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKING ACTIVITIES WHICH HAD NOW DISAPPEARED.

SIR DAVID WAS TOLD THAT HING YIP STREET HAD BEEN A BLACK SPOT FOR ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS BEFORE THE CURRENT CRACKDOWN WAS LAUNCHED BY THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

MR SIU POINTED OUT THAT EVEN BEFORE THE CURRENT OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA, THE DEPARTMENT HAD ALREADY BEEN REGULARLY CARRYING OUT RAIDS AGAINST ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS.

LAST YEAR, A TOTAL OF 1 551 ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS WERE ARRESTED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN KWUN TONG. WHILE 466 UNLICENSED COOKED-FOOD HAWKERS WERE PROSECUTED DURING THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THIS YEAR. SO FAR THIS MONTH, 44 SUCH HAWKERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.

SIR DAVID ALSO WALKED ALONG TO HUNG TO ROAD WHERE HE VISITED A FACTORY CANTEEN.

HE WAS TOLD THAT THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA HAD 85 LICENSED FACTORY CANTEENS WHICH HELPED TO SOLVE THE LUNCH PROBLEM OF WORKERS IN THE INDUSTRIAL AREA.

THE PARTY PROCEEDED TO TSUN YIP STREET WHERE THE ACTING GOVERNOR INSPECTED AN URBAN COUNCIL COOKED FOOD MARKET.

THE $10.4 MILLION TWO-STOREY MARKET WAS OPENED IN MAY LAST YEAR AND ACCOMMODATES 56 COOKED FOOD STALLS WITH A REST GARDEN ON THE ROOF-TOP.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE FOUR URBAN COUNCIL COOKED FOOD MARKETS WITH A TOTAL OF 144 STALLS TO HELP PROVIDE PROPER EATING FACILITIES IN THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE NINE LICENSED RESTAURANTS AND FIVE LICENSED FOOD FACTORIES IN THE AREA.

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NUCLEAR VISITS EXTREMELY VALUABLE — ACTING GOVERNOR

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THE OVERSEAS FACT-FINDING VISITS BY UMELCO MEMBERS ON THE OPERATION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS WILL BE EXTREMELY VALUABLE IN HELPING HONG KONG PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND MORE ABOUT THE SUBJECT, THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER SEEING SOME OF THE COOKED FOOD FACILITIES IN KWUN TONG, SIR DAVID NOTED THAT THE UMELCO GROUPS HAD WORKED VERY HARD DURING THEIR VISITS.

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HE SAID: + IT’S SORT OF A NON-STOP, VERY INTENSIVE PROGRAMME. THEY’VE TALKED TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, FOR AND AGAINST, AND A LOT OF EXPERTS, ESPECIALLY IN VIENNA WHERE THEY TALKED TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AT THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD’S INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY.

♦ SO, ARMED WITH THAT INFORMATION AND WITH ALL THE BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS AND SO ON THAT THEY BROUGHT BACK, I THINK WE’LL FIND THAT WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR REPORTS, THEY WILL HAVE SOMETHING WHICH IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE FOR US.+

ASKED WHETHER THERE WAS ANY PLAN TO CHANNEL THE REPORTS TO THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES, SIR DAVID SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THE BUILDING OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR PLANT WOULD TAKE NOTICE OF THESE REPORTS WHICH WOULD BECOME PUBLIC DOCUMENTS.

+1 SHOULD THINK THEY WILL BE EXTREMELY INTERESTED IN THEM AS WELL ... AS WELL AS THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG,+ HE ADDED.

ON WHETHER THE REPORTS SHOULD BE PUBLISHED BEFORE THE CONTRACTS FOR THE NUCLEAR PLANT WERE FINALISED, SIR DAVID SAID HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE TIMING FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE REPORTS WAS.

HOWEVER, HE ADDED THAT THE UMELCO GROUPS WERE WORKING TO GET THEIR REPORTS OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. +SO LET US WAIT AND SEE HOW THE TIMING DEVELOPS OVER THE NEXT WEEK OR TWO.*

ASKED TO COMMENT ON LEAKS OF THE HARWELL REPORTS, SIR DAVID SAID THE GOVERNMENT WAS ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT LEAKS.

+AS YOU KNOW IT’S NOT CONFINED TO THE HARWELL REPORTS. WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE LEAKS,* HE SAID, ADDING THAT THE LEAKS ON THE HARWELL REPORTS ONLY REFLECTED THE SITUATION OF SEVERAL MONTHS AGO AND NOT AN UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION.

ON HIS VISIT TO KWUN TONG, SIR DAVID SAID THE RECENT CHOLERA CASES HAD IN FACT ALERTED US ALL IN THE COMMUNITY, THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC, TO THE PROBLEMS OF ILLEGAL FOOD HAWKING, TO THE PROBLEMS OF THIS VERY LARGE FACTORY AREA HERE, THE NEED TO PROVIDE EXTRA FACILITIES, THE NEED TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC IN FOOD HYGIENE, AND ALSO THE NEED FOR CONTINUED ENFORCEMENT ACTION, HE SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WAS TAKING ACTION AGAINST THE ILLEGAL FOOD HAWKERS ALTHOUGH IT WAS A NEVER-ENDING PROBLEM.

HOWEVER, SIR DAVID SAID IT WAS INTERESTING TO NOTE THE CHANGE IN THE EATING HABIT WITH FOOD BOXES AND THE GROWING NUMBER OF FACTORY CANTEENS IN THE LAST YEAR OR SO.

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NOTING THAT THERE ARE NOW ABOUT 80 SUCH CANTEENS IN KWUN TONG, HE SAID IT WAS MUCH BETTER NOW TO HAVE THIS SORT OF INSIDE EATING FACILITIES RATHER THAN FACILITIES OUT ON THE STREET.

SIR DAVID SAID SOME WORKERS STILL HAD TO WALK QUITE A LONG WAY TO GET A MEAL, THUS GIVING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ILLEGAL HAWKERS.

♦SO THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT STAFF GENERALLY WILL BE LOOKING AT THIS QUESTION OF SUPPLY OF COOKED-FOOD FACILITIES TO SEE WHERE AND HOW IT CAN BE IMPROVED.+

SIR DAVID ALSO TOLD REPORTERS THAT HE HAD VISITED TUEN MUN EARLIER IN THE MORNING.

HE SAID TUEN MUN HAD A VERY SERIOUS POLLUTION PROBLEM, BUT HE WAS ABLE TO SEE THE STEPS WHICH WERE BEING TAKEN THERE TO CLEAN UP THE NULLAH.

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HK TEAM OFF FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION IN UK *****

A TEAM OF THREE OFFICIALS WILL LEAVE HONG KONG TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FOR FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH THE UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY (UKAEA) ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE HARWELL CONSULTANCY.

THE TEAM COMPRISES MR JOHN WILSON (REPRESENTING ECONOMIC SERVICES BRANCH), DR M.C. WONG (ROYAL OBSERVATORY) AND MR GRAHAM OSBORNE (DIRECTOR, ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT).

THEY WILL BE VISITING TWO OF THE UKAEA ESTABLISHMENTS - THE SAFETY AND RELIABILITY DIRECTORATE AT CULCHETH IN LANCASHIRE AND THE ATOMIC ENERGY RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT AT HARWELL NEAR OXFORD.

THE PURPOSE OF THE DISCUSSIONS AT CULCHETH IS TO FINALISE THE CONTENT OF THE STUDY IN RESPECT OF THE SECOND STAGE OF THE ACCIDENT ASSESSMENT REPORT. AT HARWELL THE TEAM WILL BE DISCUSSING WITH THE CONSULTANTS HOW THE EXTENT TO WHICH CONTINGENCY PLANNING MAY BE REQUIRED FOR HONG KONG SHOULD BE DETERMINED.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

FACILITIES HAVE BEEN ARRANGED FOR MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA TO COVER THE DEPARTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT TEAM. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT AT 8.15 PM TOMORROW.

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SIR DAVID INSPECTS QE HOSPITAL X X X X X

THE ACTING GOVERNOR, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE 1 938-BED QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL WHICH IS THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL FOR KOWLOON.

HE WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, AND SENIOR OFFICIALS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE HOSPITAL.

SIR DAVID FIRST WENT TO THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT WHERE HE WAS TOLD THAT THE AVERAGE DAILY NUMBER OF ATTENDANCES IS ABOUT 700 AND THAT THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF ATTENDANCES RECORDED IN ONE LA WAS 996 CASES. TWO-THIRDS OF THE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS ARE ADMITTED THROUGH THE ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ADMISSIONS LAST YEAR WAS 139 124.

SIR DAVID NEXT TOURED THE RADIODIAGNOSTIC DEPARTMENT AND THE RADIOTHERAPY DEPARTMENT WHICH ARE HOUSED IN THE INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGY.

THE TWO CONSULTANTS IN CHARGE OF THE INSTITUTE EXPLAINED TO HIM THE FUNCTIONS OF VARIOUS ITEMS OF EQUIPMENT INCLUDING THE LINEAR ACCELERATOR, RADIOTHERAPY COMPUTER PLANNING SYSTEM, ULTRA-SOUND MACHINE AND THE CAT SCANNER.

SIR DAVID WAS TOLD THAT IN ONE YEAR OVER 57 000 TREATMENTS ARE GIVEN TO PATIENTS BY THE RADIOTHERAPY DEPARTMENT AND THAT 250 000 RADIOGRAPHIC EXAMINATIONS ARE CARRIED OUT BY THE RADIODIAGNOSTIC DEPARTMENT.

THE ACTING GOVERNOR LATER ALSO VISITED THE CORONARY CARE UNIT, THE PAEDIATRIC UNIT AND THE INTENSIVE THERAPY UNIT IN THE HOSPITAL.

AT THE END OF THE VISIT, SIR DAVID HELD A BRIEF DISCUSSION IN THE HOSPITAL LIBRARY WITH THE DIRECTOR AND THE SENIOR STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE HOSPITAL.

DURING THE DISCUSSION, HE WAS TOLD THAT THE HOSPITAL HAS ABOUT 4 000 STAFF INCLUDING 405 DOCTORS AND 1 695 NURSES.

THE TOTAL EXPENDITURE FOR THE HOSPITAL LAST YEAR WAS $437 MILLION AND THE COST OF MAINTAINING EACH BED IS ABOUT $900 DAILY.

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UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION IMPROVES APRIL-JUNE

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THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION REMAINED STABLE WHILE THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION IMPROVED IN THE QUARTER APRIL - JUNE 1986, COMPARED WITH THE QUARTER ENDING MARCH 1986, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR APRIL - JUNE 1986 WAS 3.0 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE RATE OF 3.2 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MARCH 1986 AND 2.9 PER CENT FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR.

THE DECREASE OF 0.2 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND THE INCREASE OF 0.1 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR ARE BOTH STATISTICALLY NOT SIGNIFICANT.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE QUARTER APRIL - JUNE 1986 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 80 600, COMPARED WITH 85 000 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MARCH 1986 AND 75 100 FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR.

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR APRIL - JUNE 1986 WAS 1.9 PER CENT, WHICH COMPARES WITH THE RATE OF 2.3 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MARCH 1986. THE RATE FOR APRIL - JUNE 1985 WAS 1.5 PER CENT.

THE DECREASE OF 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINT COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND THE INCREASE OF 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINT COMPARED WITH THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR ARE BOTH STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT - THAT IS, THE CHANGES ARE GREATER THAN MIGHT BE EXPECTED TO ARISE FROM SAMPLING ERROR.

THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS FOR THE QUARTER APRIL - JUNE 1986 WAS 52 200, COMPARED WITH 61 700 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING MARCH 1986 AND 40 400 FOR APRIL - JUNE 1985.

CONSISTENT WITH THE LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), PERSONS WHO WORKED LESS THAN 35 HOURS A WEEK DUE TO ECONOMIC REASONS (SUCH AS SLACK WORK, MATERIAL SHORTAGE, MECHANICAL BREAKDOWN AND INABILITY TO FIND FULL-TIME WORK) WERE REGARDED AS UNDEREMPLOYED ONLY IF THEY WERE EITHER SEEKING OR AVAILABLE FOR MORE WORK.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS SAID THAT BECAUSE THE PROPORTION OF FIRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS (FOR EXAMPLE PEOPLE WHO HAVE JUST LEFT SCHOOL) VARIES FROM MONTH TO MONTH, UNEMPLOYMENT RATES THAT HAD BEEN SEASONALLY ADJUSTED TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE VARIATIONS IN THE FIRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS SHOULD BE USED IN MAKING COMPARISONS OVER TIME.

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THE COMMISSIONER 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 THREE-MONTH PERIOD COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SURVEY. THESE PROVIDE AN EARLY INDICATION OF THE LATEST TREND IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION.

THE PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) FOR MAY - JULY 1986 WAS 3.0 PER CENT AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 1.7 PER CENT. (THE UNADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR APRIL - JUNE 1986 WAS 3.0 PER CENT.)

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS WERE OBTAINED FROM A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THIS SURVEY COVERS A QUARTERLY SAMPLE OF SOME 15 000 HOUSEHOLDS OR 53 000 PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION IN HONG KONG.

PERSONAL AND LABOUR FORCE DATA WERE OBTAINED IN THE SURVEY BY INTERVIEWING EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AGED 15 AND ABOVE IN THE HOUSEHOLDS SAMPLED.

IN THE SURVEY, THE DEFINITIONS USED IN MEASURING UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOLLOW CLOSELY THOSE RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO.

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS IS GIVEN IN THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WHICH IS PUBLISHED FOUR TIMES A YEAR. THE NEXT REPORT COVERING THE QUARTER ENDING JUNE 1986 SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AROUND SEPTEMBER 20.

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YOUNG PEOPLE A TARGET OF VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE * * * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECENTLY BECOME QUALIFIED FOR THE ELECTORAL ROLL HAVE BEEN URGED TO RESPOND TO THIS YEAR’S v REGISTRATION EXERCISE TO BE HELD FROM TOMORROW (AUGUST 15) TO SEPTEMBER 30.

+THE EXERCISE THIS YEAR, APART FROM PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ELIGIBLE BUT HAVE NOT YET MADE THE EFFORT TO GET REGISTERED, WILL ALSO TRY TO SOLICIT REGISTRATIONS FROM YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEWLY BECOME QUALIFIED,+ PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER (ELECTORAL SERVICES), MR WAN YIU-SING, SAID AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD THIS AFTERNOON (THURSDAY).

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UNDER THE PRESENT SYSTEM, ANYONE WHO IS AGED OVER 21 OR WILL BE 21 BY THE END OF THE YEAR, AND WHO IS EITHER A ’HONG KONG BELONGER’ AS DEFINED IN THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE OR HAS BEEN AN ORDINARY RESIDENT IN HONG KONG FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE OF APPLICATION, WILL BE ENTITLED TO REGISTER AS AN ELECTOR.

THOSE WHO BECOME REGISTERED WILL BE ENTITLED TO VOTE IN 1987 AND THEREAFTER AT ANY ORDINARY ELECTION AND BY-ELECTION FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL, REGIONAL COUNCIL AND DISTRICT BOARDS,* MR WAN SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THIS IS ALSO A PRE-REQUISITE FOR THOSE WHO ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE TO BE REGISTERED AS LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTORS BEFORE APPLYING FOR ENROLMENT IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTORAL ROLL NEXT APRIL.

APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION MAY BE MADE IN ENGLISH OR CHINESE AND THE PROCEDURE IS SIMPLE.

ALL A PERSON HAS TO DO IS TO FILL IN HIS NAME, IDENTITY CARD NUMBER AND HOME ADDRESS, AND AFFIX HIS SIGNATURE BEFORE FOLDING UP THE FORM AND DROPPING IT IN A POST BOX FOR FREE DELIVERY,* MR WAN EXPLAINED.

HOWEVER, CARE MUST BE EXERCISED IN FILLING THE FLOOR NUMBER, AND THE WESTERN WAY OF RECKONING SHOULD BE USED,* MR WAN ADDED.

APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED IN WRITING OF THE ACCEPTANCE OF THEIR APPLICATIONS WITHIN OCTOBER. THE NOTICE WILL CONTAIN THE REGISTERED PARTICULARS OF THE ELECTOR AND THE CONSTITUENCY AND POLLING STATIONS IN WHICH HE IS REGISTERED TO VOTE.

THE REGISTER IS ’ROLLED OVER’ FROM YEAR TO YEAR, AND IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR AN ELECTOR TO MAKE ANY FRESH APPLICATIONS AS LONG AS HIS ENTRY REMAINS ON THE REGISTER.

HOWEVER, MR WAN POINTED OUT THAT ELECTORS SHOULD NOTIFY THE REGISTRATION OFFICER OF ANY CHANGE OF REGISTERED PARTICULARS, ESPECIALLY THE RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS- OTHERWISE IT WOULD LEAD TO THEIR POLL CARDS NOT BEING DELIVERED AND THE SUBSEQUENT OMISSION OF THEIR ENTRIES FROM THE REGISTER.

+IN SUCH CASE, THE ELECTORS WILL HAVE TO RE-APPLY FOR REGISTRATION,* HE ADDED.

+ALTHOUGH 1987 IS NOT AN ELECTION YEAR, IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO SIGN UP AS AN ELECTOR, THUS HELPING TO CONSOLIDATE THE BASE OF THE ELECTORATE,* MR WAN SAID.

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IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE POTENTIAL ELECTORS NUMBER 1 630 000, AND IN ORDER TO MOBILISE THEM TO GET REGISTERED, THE GOVERNMENT WILL EMBARK ON A TERRITORY-WIDE PUBLICITY PROGRAMME FROM AUGUST 15. THE PUBLICITY PACKAGE INCLUDES PROMINENT POSTER DISPLAY, RADIO AND TELEVISION APPEAL MESSAGES, AND TELEVISION INTERVIEWS WITH ELECTORAL SERVICES OFFICERS.

REGISTRATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FROM ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, POST OFFICES, PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE 0FF'^S, IMMIGRATION OFFICES^ AND THE 400 BRANCHES OF THE HONG KONG BANK AND THE HANG SENG BANK.

DURING THE REGISTRATION PERIOD, DISTRICT OFFICES STAFF WILL PROVIDE A FREE ENQUIRY SERVICE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND ASSIST THEN II C’MPLETING THE REGISTRATION FORMS.

THE

ALSO PRESENT AT TODAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE WAS MR LAI KWAN-TAT, REGISTRATION OFFICER.

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FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES CATER TO DIFFERENT NEEDS *****

WELL EDUCATED AND PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED PERSONS ARE THE CREAM AND VALUABLE ASSETS OF HONG KONG SOCIETY, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DARWIN CHEN, SAID.

AND PLACEMENT OF THESE HIGHLY QUALIFIED PERSONS IN SUITABLE JOBS WOULD NOT ONLY ENABLE THEM TO DERIVE SATISFACTION FROM THEIR WORK, BUT WOULD ALSO HELP OPTIMISE THE USE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE — YOUNG PEOPLE, HE ADDED.

SPEAKING AT THE LUNCHEON OF THE PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CLUB TODAY (THURSDAY), MR CHEN SAID AN AVERAGE OF 4 900 STUDENTS WENT ABROAD EACH YEAR TO STUDY IN UNIVERSITIES IN BRITAIN, CANADA, AUSTRALIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE NO STATISTICS SHOWING THE NUMBER WHO RETURN TO HONG KONG, ABOUT 3 000 OVERSEAS GRADUATES LAST YEAR REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT’S HIGHER EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT SERVICE WHICH PROVIDES ASSISTANCE TO JOB-SEEKERS WITH TERTIARY EDUCAT ION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, IN PARTICULAR HONG KONG STUDENTS EDUCATED OVERSEAS.

+THEY FIND OUR SERVICE USEFUL IN LEARNING ABOUT HONGKONG’S JOB MARKET AND MANY OF THEN ARE SUBSEQUENTLY PLACED THROUGH THE SERVICE IN JOBS CLOSELY RELATED TO THEIR TRAINING,* MR CHEN SAID.

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HE NOTED THAT THIS SERVICE WAS ALSO USED BY GRADUATES OF LOCAL UNIVERSITIES AND POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTES WHO WERE IN EMPLOYMENT BUT WISHED TO SEEK ALTERNATIVE JOBS.

TO ENABLE IT TO BE OPERATED MORE EFFECTIVELY, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IS PLANNING TO COMPUTERISE RECORDS OF JOB-SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS’ VACANCY ORDERS SO THAT JOB-MATCHING CAN BE DONE THOROUGHLY AND MORE QUICKLY. IN ADDITION, IT ALSO PLANS TO CONDUCT A NUMBER OF JOB-HUNTING SEMINARS LATER THIS YEAR.

MR CHEN SAID THAT APART FROM CATERING TO THE MORE SOPHISTICATED NEEDS OF JOB-SEEKERS WITH UNIVERSITY AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ALSO OPERATES A LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE AND A CENTRAL RECRUITMENT UNIT.

+ANY PERSON WHO IS LOOKING FOR A JOB, IRRESPECTIVE OF HIS BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS, MAY REGISTER AT ANY ONE OF THE 15 BRANCH OFFICES OF THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE,* HE SAID.

♦EMPLOYERS WISHING TO RECRUIT STAFF MAY ALSO CONTACT THE SERVICE BY TELEPHONE OR IN PERSON, GIVING PARTICULARS OF THE VACANT POSTS, SUCH AS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT, AND THE REQUIRED SKILLS, QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE.*

THE CENTRAL RECRUITMENT UNIT PROVIDES A SPECIAL SERVICE TO EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF VACANCIES. IT IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF JUNIOR STAFF IN THE CIVIL SERVICE SUCH AS WATCHMEN, PLUMBERS, LIFE-GUARDS, DRIVERS AND ELECTRICIANS.

LAST YEAR, THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 166 152 REGISTRATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE AND 84 671 JOB VACANCIES NOTIFIED BY EMPLOYERS. AT THE SAME TIME, 191 569 REFERRALS TO EMPLOYERS FOR INTERVIEWS WERE MADE AND 39 899 PLACEMENTS RECORDED.

MR CHEN REITERATED THAT OPTIMISING THE USE OF HUMAN RESOURCES WAS THE UNDERLYING OBJECTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT’S VARIOUS EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.

HOWEVER, HE STRESSED, THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THESE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ULTIMATELY DEPENDED ON THE TYPE AND NUMBER OF VACANCIES OFFERED BY EMPLOYERS AS WELL AS ON THE QUALITY AND NUMBER OF JOB-SEEKERS REGISTERED WITH THE DEPARTMENT.

+UNDOUBTEDLY, IT IS A CASE OF ’THE MORE THE MERRIER’ ON BOTH COUNTS,* HE SAID.

+1 WOULD THEREFORE LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CALL ON PERSONNEL MANAGERS AND INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYERS TO MAKE FULL AND FREQUENT USE OF OUR FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES SO THAT WE CAN PLAY OUR ROLE MORE EFFECTIVELY.

+WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN HELP, AND ARE INDEED HELPING TO FILL ALL LEVELS OF VACANCIES NOTIFIED TO US,+ MR CHEN ADDED.

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FIRST QUARTER CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT STATISTICS RELEASED

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Ti. TOTAL GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY ALL CONTRACTORS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 AMOUNTED TO 99 323 MILLION, WHICH 3 5.9 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND 0.3 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE SAME QUARTER OF 1985, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTORS (AT CONSTRUCTION SITES, ERECTED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES, AND OTHER MINOR WOP* LOCATIONS) IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 AMOUNTED TO $6 153 ’ILION. THIS GAVE AN INDEX OF 93.4, WHICH WAS 5.1 PER CENT LOWER .IAN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND 1.7 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE SAME QUARTER OF 1985. THE QUARTERLY AVERAGE OF 1982 WAS TAKEN AS 100.

DIFFERENT FROM THE FIGURES ON CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY ALL COL, CTORS, THE FIGURES FOR MAIN CONTRACTORS ARE FREE FROM THE EFFECT OF DOUBLE COUNTING OF CONSTRUCTION VALUE DUE TO THE SUB-CONTRACTING PRACTICE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY MAIN CONTRACTO. S AT CONSTRUCTION SITES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 AMOUNTED TO 94 806 MILLION, WHICH WAS 5.1 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND 0.5 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE SAME QUARTER OF 1985. THE FALL WAS MAINLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE DECREASE IN CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT ON BUILDINGS, AS A NUMBER OF LARGE COMMERCIAL BUILDING PROJECTS WERE NEAR COMPLETION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986.

THE OUTPUT VALUE OF COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS WAS 9432 MILLION, REPRESENTING DECREASES OF 38.3 PER CENT IN COMPARISON WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER AND 37.2 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME QUARTER OF 1985.

THE OUTPUT VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 WAS 91 724 MILLION. THIS SHOWED A FALL OF 5.3 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER, BUT AN INCREASE OF 5.1 PER CENT OVER THE SAME QUARTER OF 1985.

THE OUTPUT VALUE OF TRANSPORT FACILITIES WAS 9789 MILLION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986. THIS REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 60.0 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER, BUT WAS 8.8 PER CENT LOWER THAN THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR. THE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE COMPARED WITH THE PRECEDING QUARTER WAS RELATED TO THE CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED ON THE FINAL PHASE OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY ISLAND LINE PROJECT.

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MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT IS GIVEN IN THE +REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY SURVEY OF CONSTRUCTION OUTPUT, 1ST QUARTER 1986+ RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE QUARTERLY SURVEY REPORT IS PRICED AT $2. IT CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING CONNAUGHT PLACE, OR AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTS NT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL. REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION MAY ALSO BE ARRANGED.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY MAY BE MADE TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 3-7224490.

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NO NEW CHOLERA CASES CONFIRMED *****

THERE WAS NO REPORT OF CONFIRMED CHOLERA CASE TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES REMAINS Al 22.

MEANWHILE, A TOTAL OF 16 CONFIRMED CHOLERA PATIENTS HAS SO FAR BEEN DISCHARGED FROM PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL.

UP TO 4 PM TODAY, A TOTAL OF 1 206 PEOPLE RECEIVED VACCINATION AT THE EIGHT VACCINATION CENTRES AND THREE PORT HEALTH OFFICES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE VACCINATED TODAY (YESTERDAY’S FIGURES ARE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE IN BRACKETS)!

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 107 (147)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 80 (150)

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 216 (320)

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 203 (245)

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 190 (250)

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 70 (163)

SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 31 (51)

TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 35 (86)

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 274 (438)

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FIREMEN RECEIVE LONG SERVICE MEDALS

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THI'TY-ONE FIREMEN FROM THE HEADQUARTERS COMMAND WERE TODAY (THURSDAY) PRESENTED COLONIAL FIRE BRIGADE LONG SERVICE MEDALS BY THL C'lEF FIRE OFFICER, MR LAM CHEK-YUEN.

SPE/KING AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY, MR LAM SAID THE AWARDS REPRESENTED MANY YEARS OF GOOD CONDUCT AND LOYAL SERVICc BY THE RECIPIENTS.

ID THAT THE HONG KONG FIRE SERVICES HAD ATTAINED ITS REPUT/, t: 'ORLDWIDE THROUGH THE UNSELFISH DEVOTION OF ITS STAFF.

nF YOU, THROUGH YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION, HAS CONTE. IN MANY WAYS YOUR SHARE IN BUILDING UP THIS ELITE ER IGA. .

+THF LONG SERVICE AWARDS YOU ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE ARE DUE RECOCt'iTf OF YOUR MANY YEARS OF LOYAL SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, A WELL ; SERVED AWARD TO REMIND YOU CONSTANTLY OF THE APPRECIATION THAT IS TO YOU,+ MR LAM SAID.

ThF ESENTATION CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARi j, NORTH POINT. AMONG THE RECIPIENTS WERE DEPUTY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER, MR R.B. JOHNSTON, AND SENIOR DIVISIONAL OFFICER, MR R.H. ERUCE.

THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF 149 FIRE AND AMBULANCE OFFICERS «HO HAVE SERVED THE DEPARTMENT BETWEEN 18 AND 30 YEARS HAVE BEEN AWARDED THL COLONIAL FIRE BRIGADE LONG SERVICE MEDAL.

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DB MEETING ON DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING *****

PROPOSALS TO CONSTRUCT A FOOTPATH AND DRAINAGE IN SHA TIN TAU AND A SITTING-OUT AREA IN NGAU PEI SHA WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION AT THE MEETING OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING THE FOOTPATH AND DRAINAGE IS $60 000, AND $10 000 FOR THE SITTING-OUT AREA.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE DEVELOPMENT OF 20.28 HECTARES CF LAND AREA IN TAI SHU I HANG TO PROVIDE A DETAILED RESIDENTIAL LAYOUT FOR THE AREA AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF VARIOUS PROJECTS.

THEY WILL RESUME DISCUSSIONS ON INSCRIBING COUPLETS ON THE PAVILION OF THE SHA TIN CENTRAL PARK.

/OTHEH ITJKS........

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OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO LAYOUT PLAN FOR FU SHAN, THE NAMING OF ROADS AND THE REPORTS OF THE COMM.iTEE’S WORKING GROUP.

NOTE TO EDITORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE TO BE HELD AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE SIXTH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, KCR HOUSE TOMORROW AT 9.30 AM.

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THE ENTRAL FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE IS DEEPLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRGCi.cM OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AND THE GOVERNMENT’S SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM IS MAINLY THROUGH EDUCATION AND COUNSELLING AT FAM'LY, SCHOOL AND SOCIETAL LEVEL, THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE +FIGHT CRIME AND CARE FOR SOCIETY 1986 SCHEME+ AT THE WU KAI SHA YOUTH VILLAGE, MR LEUNG SAID THAT PARENTS SHOULD SET GOOD EXAMPLES AND PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THEIR CHILDREN.

+WHILE AT SCHOOL, EXTRA EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO IMPROVE THE KNOWLEDGE OF MORAL AND CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG STUDENTS AND SPEC I Al ASSISTANCES SHOULD BE RENDERED TO STUDENTS WITH DIFFICULTIES STUDYING SO AS TO INCREASE THEIR LEARNING INTEREST.

+AT SOCIETAL LEVEL, YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGE TO PARTICIPATE IN MEANINGFUL AND HEALTHY ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS JUNIOR POLICE CALL AND OTHER ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY YOUTH ORGANISATIONS,* MR LEUNG SAID.

HE THANKED THE LIONS CLUB OF BRAEMAR HILL, THE LIONESS CLUB OF BRAEMAR HILL AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT JUNIOR POLICE CALL FOR THEIR FUNDS AND EFFORTS TO MAKE +FIGHT CRIME AND CARE FOR SOCIETY 1986 SCHEME* A SUCCESSFUL EVENT IN INCREASING THE KNOWLEDGE OF FIGHT CRIME AND CIVIC AWARENESS AMONG YOUNGSTERS.

TODAY’S CEREMONY WAS PART OF A FIGHT CRIME CAMP HELD TO MARK THE CONCLUSION OF THE SCHEME, TO ANNOUNCE THE FINDINGS OF SURVEYS AND TO PRESENT PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES TO THE PARTICIPANTS OF A TRAINING COURSE WHICH WAS HELD DURING THE SCHEME.

/ALSO OFFICIATING .......

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1986

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE PR I ZE-PWSENTATIOII «RE^

^IKN%FST?«S ^^?^f.S5TJckiMFj;»,AMR LEUNG

SAU-CHI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPH OP THE PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE ♦FIGHT CRIME AND CARE FOR SOCIETY SCHEME* WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE LATER TODAY,

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON CIVIC EDUCATION FESTIVAL * * * * *

a popcc CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE YAU MA TEI CIVIC pnilCATION FESTIVAL WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROM M YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

DDECFNT AT THF CONFERENCE WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MRS ENA CHAN, ?i!|D ?1e CONVENOR OF THE THREE WORKING GROUPS OF THE COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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TOWN SQUARE TO BE BUILT IN TAI PO * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO SPEND $9 MILLION ON BUILDING THE FIRST . TOWN SQUARE IN TAI PO.

THE TOWN SQUARE WILL BE BUILD ON A SITE OF MORE THAN ONE HECTARE SOUTH OF TAI YUEN ESTATE.

FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDE INCLUDED TWO PONDS, AND PUBLIC PERFORMANCE, SITTING-OUT AND CHILDREN’S PLAY AREAS, FORMING A MAJOR CIVIC PLAZA.

THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AWARDED THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT CONTRACT WILL START WORK NEXT WEEK AND IS SCHEDULED TO HAVE THE JOB COMPLETED IN NINE MONTHS.

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HOLIDAY MAIL

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THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE MAIL DELIVERY ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 23) AND NO DELIVERY ON MONDAY (AUGUST 25), THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED. BOTH DAYS ARE GENERAL HOLIDAYS.

ON AUGUST 23, 42 POST OFFICES WILL BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS FROM 9 AM TO NOON. THESE INCLUDE THE GENERAL POST OFFICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND. KOWLOON CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICES, AND SHA TIN CENTRAL AND TAI PO POST OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON AUGUST 25.

DETAILS OF THE POST OFFICES WHICH WILL BE OPEN ON AUGUST 23 CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY POST OFFICE OR FROM THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BUREAU AT 5-231071.

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SAN PO KONG SLIP ROAD TO CLOSE X * * *

THE SLIP ROAD ON THE FLYOVER AT SAN PO KONG INTERCHANGE, LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST EASTBOUND TO CHOI HUNG ROAD, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 17) TO 8 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS HEADING FOR CHOI HUNG ROAD FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST EASTBOUND ARE ADVISED TO USE THE GROUND LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST TO CHOI HUNG ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FOSTERING STABLE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT KEY ROLE................. 1

FULL SUPPORT FOR INTEREST RATE CUTS ........................... 1

PROMOTIONS TO SENIOR RANKS .................................... 2

BILL MAKES TRANSFER OF TRAVEL DOCUMENT AN OFFENCE.............. 3

ADV-RTISEHEKT SIGN CONTROL POWER TRANSFERRED................... 4

NO NEW CHOLERA CASES CONFIRMED ................................ 5

CEMETERIES RULES AMENDED FOR FAMILY NICHES .................... 6

MORE HOUSING, OPEN SPACE FOR CHAI WAN ......................... 7

REALIGNMENT OF NT CIRCULAR RO .D S-^CTION PROPOSED ............ 8

SIX MORE GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES FOR YUEN LONG ................. 9

CLOSURE OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES SOUGHT ......................... 10

NEW PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY FOR PEI HO STREET ...................... 10

YAU MA TEI GEARS UP FOR CIVIC AWARENESS FESTIVAL.............. 11

SOUTHERN DISTRICT SEMINAR ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS ................ 12

YOUTH CHOIR TO HOLD MIDSUMMER CONCERT ........................ 13

BUILDINGS FEATURED HI SPECIAL ST-.MP PACK..................... 13

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OFFICE MOVE.............................. 14

SHORTER HOURS FOR GOODS VEHICLE PARKING METERS ............... 14

AP LEI CHAU RESTRICTED ZONE................................... 14

NORTH DISTRICT, KOWLOON TONG WATER CUT ....................... 15

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1986

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FOSTERING STABLE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT KEY ROLE *****

THE GOVERNMENT’S ESSENTIAL ROLE IN THE ECONOMY IS TO FOSTER A STABLE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT WITHIN WHICH PRIVATE ENTERPRISE CAN FLOURISH, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

+THAT ENVIRONMENT ALLOWS COMPETITION AND, INDEED, PROMOTES THE SPIRIT OF THE ENTREPRENEUR,* MR JACOBS SAID AT THE SWEARING-IN CEREMONY OF THE 3OTH TERM OF THE EXECUTIVE AND SUPERVISORY COMMITTEES OF THE CHINESE GOLD AND SILVER EXCHANGE SOCIETY.

MR JACOBS SAID THAT IN ANY FINANCIAL MARKET, SELF-REGULATION COULD STRENGTHEN THE INSTITUTIONS.

+YOUR SOCIETY SETS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW THIS CAN AND SHOULD BE DONE,* HE SAID.

MR JACOBS SAID THAT HE HAD ALWAYS BEEN IMPRESSED BY THE SOCIETY’S STRONG TRADITIONS, ITS SELF-DISCIPLINE AND INTEGRITY AND THE CONSEQUENT AND EFFECTIVE SELF-REGULATION WHICH HAD GUIDED IT.

THE RESPECT THE SOCIETY HAD EARNED FROM THE LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY WAS WELL DESERVED.

♦OUR MUTUAL GOAL IS TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE HONG KONG’S STATUS AS A LEADING FINANCIAL CENTRE. I AM SURE WE CAN ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR THAT HAS SERVED US SO WELL,* HE ADDED.

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FULL SUPPORT FOR INTEREST RATE CUTS * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY SAID TODAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT FULLY SUPPORTS THE REDUCTION IN INTEREST RATES DECIDED BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF BANKS. THIS MEASURE IS IN RESPONSE TO CAPITAL INFLOWS FUELLED LARGELY BY SPECULATION ON THE HONG KONG DOLLAR.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY IN COMMENTING UPON RUMOURS, REITERATED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD ABSOLUTELY NO INTENTION OF DEPARTING FROM THE PRESENT LINKED RATE SYSTEM WHEREBY THE HONG KONG DOLLAR IS PEGGED AT A RATE OF 7.80 AGAINST THE U.S. DOLLAR.

HE ADDED, +WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED, AND DO NOT EXPECT TO RECEIVE, REQUESTS FROM ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT FOR TALKS RELATING TO OUR CURRENCY. THE RUMOURS ARE TOTALLY GROUNDLESS.*

/♦UNDER OUR

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+UNDER OUR LINKED SYSTEM, THE PRESSURE ON THE HONG KONG DOLLAR RESULTING FROM IMBALANCES IN CAPITAL INFLOW OR OUTFLOW INEVITABLY FALLS ON THE INTEREST RATES. IT IS THEREFORE NATURAL IN THE PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES TO ADJUST INTEREST RATES DOWNWARDS TO ASSIST IN MOVING THE HONG KONG DOLLAR EXCHANGE RATE CLOSER TO 7.80.

+WHILE THIS REDUCTION IN INTEREST RATES WILL BE WELCOMED BY BORROWERS, WE CANNOT YET BE CERTAIN WHETHER THE REDUCTION WILL BE SUSTAINABLE IN THE LONGER TERM. GIVEN THE LINKED SYSTEM, INTEREST RATES MUST RESPOND TO PRESSURES WHICH EMERGE IN THE FOREIGN EXCHANGE MARKET. THIS IS PART OF THE SYSTEM’S ADJUSTMENT PROCESS. THUS, WHETHER AND HOW LONG THE ADJUSTED LEVEL OF INTEREST RATES WILL BE MAINTAINABLE DEPENDS ON MOVEMENT OF INTEREST RATES INTERNATIONALLY, AND ON CAPITAL FLOWS. WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.+

PROMOTIONS TO SENIOR RANKS

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THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THE FOLLOWING SUBSTANTIVE PROMOTIONS TO SENIOR RANKS IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE!

TO SECRETARY, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT

MR JOHN TODD SECRETARY FOR HOUSING

MR JOHN YAXLEY SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES

MR RONALD BRIDGE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER (DESIGNATE)

MR HARNAM GREWAL SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT

MR AUGUSTINE CHUI SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES (DESIGNATE)

MR BARRIE WIGGHAM SECRETARY FOR GENERAL DUTIES (DESIGNATE)

TO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE A

DR JAMES HAYES REGIONAL SECRETARY (NEW TERRITORIES)

MR YEUNG KAI-YIN DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY

MRS ANSON CHAN DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE

/MR MICHAEL .......

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1986

MR MICHAEL LEUNG MAN-KIN

MR HAMISH MACLEOD

MR GEOFFREY BARNES

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

DIRECTOR OF TRADE

COMMISSIONER, INDEPENDENT COMMISSION

AGAINST CORRUPTION

TO ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE Bl

MR CHRISTOPHER WONG SECRETARY GENERAL, STANDING COMMISSION KIM-KAM ON CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS

OF SERVICE

MR PATRICK WILLIAMSON COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS AND EXCISE

DR RICHARD BUTLER COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS

MR ALEC PURVES DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES

MR CHAU TAK-HAY REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON)

MR MICHAEL SUEN DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES

Ml NG-YEUNG

MR JOHN CHAN CHO-CHAK DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES

BILL MAKES TRANSFER OF TRAVEL DOCUMENT AN OFFENCE

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ANY PERSON WHO UNLAWFULLY TRANSFERS A TRAVEL DOCUMENT TO ANOTHER PERSON WILL FACE HEAVY PENALTIES IF A PROPOSED AMENDMENT IN THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE IS APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE DID NOT AT PRESENT CONTAIN ANY PROVISION PROHIBITING THE SALE OR TRANSFER OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS ALTHOUGH FORGERY OR ALTERATION WITHOUT AUTHORITY DID CONSTITUTE AN OFFENCE.

+AS A RESULT, ONLY A THEFT CHARGE CAN BE INSTIGATED AGAINST A PERSON WHO TRANSFERS HIS TRAVEL DOCUMENT (WHICH REMAINS THE PROPERTY OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY) TO ANOTHER PERSON UNDER THE THEFT ORDINANCE. THIS IS NEITHER APPROPRIATE NOR EASY TO PROVE IN COURT. THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT SEEKS TO IMPROVE EXISTING LEGISLATION TO DETER POTENTIAL OFFENDERS,* HE SAID.

/THE FROFOS.'iL...........

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THE PROPOSAL IS CONTAINED IN THE IMMIGRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 WHICH WAS GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE BILL SEEKS TO AMEND SECTION 42(2) OF THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON WHO TRANSFERS A TRAVEL DOCUMENT OR OTHER DOCUMENTS ISSUED UNDER THE ORDINANCE SHALL BE GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE.

AS WITH OTHER OFFENCES UNDER THIS SECTION, THE OFFENDER WOULD BE SUBJECT TO A MAXIMUM PENALTY OF A S2O OOO FINE AND TWO YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT ON SUMMARY CONVICTION AND TO A FINE OF $50 000 AND IMPRISONEMENT FOR 14 YEARS ON CONVICTION ON INDICTMENT.

A SIMILAR PROVISION RELATING TO HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS ALREADY EXISTS UNDER-THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS ORDINANCE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE PROPOSED MEASURE ANY PERSON WHO SOLD OR LENT A TRAVEL DOCUMENT TO ANOTHER PERSON FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSISTING THAT PERSON TO STAY IN HONG KONG OR TRAVEL ABROAD, WHETHER OR NOT FOR A FINANCIAL GAIN, WOULD BE GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE.

IN ADDITION, THE BILL PROVIDED FOR CERTIFIED COPIES OF RECORDS KEPT BY THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION TO BE ADMISSIBLE AS EVIDENCE IN COURT PROCEEDINGS. IT ALSO SOUGHT TO BROADEN THE DEFINITION OF +OWNER+ IN SECTION 2(1) OF THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE OWNER IN RELATION TO A VEHICLE, WHILE UNDER THE PRESENT LAW IT RELATED ONLY TO A SHIP OR AIRCRAFT.

+THIS PROPOSAL WILL ASSIST THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION TO OVERCOME PRACTICAL DIFFICULTIES NOW ENCOUNTERED IN SERVING NOTICES OF SEIZURE OF A VEHICLE WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF FORFEITURE UNDER RELEVANT PROVISION IN THE IMMIGRATION ORDINANCE,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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ADVERTISEMENT SIGN CONTROL POWER TRANSFERRED *****

THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL AND THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS WILL NOW BE THE AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING REGULATIONS ON ADVERTISEMENT SIGNS AND THE CONTROL OF DANGEROUS SIGNS IN THE URBAN AREA RESPECTIVELY.

THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES ORDINANCE (AMENDMENT OF THIRD SCHEDULE) ORDER 1986, PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY), PROVIDES FOR THIS TRANSFER OF POWER FROM THE URBAN COUNCIL TO THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL AND THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS.

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH SAID THAT THE URBAN COUNCIL HAD REQUESTED SOME TIME AGO TO DIVEST ITSELF OF ALL POWERS ON THE CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENT SIGNS SINCE IT CONSIDERED THAT THIS AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY WAS NOT RELATED TO THE COUNCIL’S MAIN FIELDS OF ACTIVITY.

MOREOVER, FOR THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AREA, THE EXISTING AUTHORITY TO MAKE REGULATIONS IS THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL AND THE AUTHORITY TO REMOVE DANGEROUS SIGNS IS THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS.

+THE ORDER WILL THEREFORE HELP TO STREAMLINE THE PROCEDURES BY BRINGING THE REGULATION-MAKING POWERS AND THE CONTROL OF ADVERTISEMENT SIGNS UNDER THE SAME AUTHORITIES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY,* HE SAID.

+ IN PARTICULAR, PHYSICAL REMOVAL OF DANGEROUS SIGNS IN BOTH THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCIL AREAS WILL NOW BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS,* HE ADDED.

HE NOTED THAT ABOUT S5OO 000 IN CONTRACTOR’S CHARGES WOULD BE PROVIDED FOR THE DEMOLITION OF DANGEROUS SIGNS IN 1986-87 FOR THOSE CASES WHERE THE OWNERS FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE DIRECTOR’S NOTICE TO REMOVE OR REPAIR THE STRUCTURES OR WHERE THE OWNERS COULD NOT BE IDENTIFIED OR TRACED.

♦MEANWHILE, THE LANDS AND WORKS BRANCH WILL COORDINATE AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL REVIEW TO EXAMINE THE REMOVAL PROCEDURES ON OBSCENE AND INDECENT SIGNS AND TO TIDY UP THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES ORDINANCE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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NO NEW CHOLERA CASES CONFIRMED

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THERE WAS NO CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED TODAY (FRIDAY).

SINCE HONG KONG WAS DECLARED A CHOLERA INFECTED AREA EARLIER THIS MONTH, THERE WERE A TOTAL OF 22 CONFIRMED CASES. AMONG THEM, 21 HAVE BE^N DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL DURING THE PERIOD FROM AUGUST 8 TO AUGUST 15.

THE ONLY CHOLERA PATIENT STILL RECEIVING TREATMENT IN HOSPITAL IS A 72-YEAR-OLD MAN WHOSE CONDITION HAS BEEN DESCRIBED

AS SATISFACTORY.

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MEANWHILE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE VACCINATED AT THE EIGHT GOVERNMENT CLINICS AND THE PORT HEALTH OFFICES HAS CONTINUED TO DROP FROM YESTERDAY’S 1 206 TO TODAY’S 1 027.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE VACCINATED TODAY (YESTERDAY’S FIGURES ARE IN BRACKETS)*

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 84 (107)

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 80 (80)

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 172 (216)

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 163 (203)

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 145 (190)

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 80 (70)

SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 41 (31)

TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 33 (35)

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 229 (274)

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CEMETERIES RULES AMENDED FOR FAMILY NICHES

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THE CHINESE PERMANENT CEMETERIES (AMENDMENT) RULES 1986, WHICH ENABLE THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF CHINESE PERMANENT CEMETERIES TO DESIGNATE CERTAIN SPECIAL REPOSITORIES AS FAMILY NICHES, WERE GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THIS NEW CLASS OF NICHES WILL BE INCLUDED IN A COLUMBARIUM BEING BUILT AT THE TSUEN WAN CEMETERY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRUST FUNDS AND CEMETERIES SECTION OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SAID THE COLUMBARIUM, EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED LATER THIS YEAR, WOULD BE A 10-ST0REY BUILDING COMPRISING 27 342 STANDARD NICHES AND 1 925 FAMILY NICHES.

THE FAMILY NICHES WOULD BE IN ROOMS ON THE GROUND FLOOR AND THE TWO LOWER FLOORS OF THE BUILDING. THEY WERE INTENDED TO BE HIGH-QUALITY REPOSITORIES FOR THE ASHES OF MEMBERS OF THE SAME FAMILY.

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♦THIS NEW FACILITY WILL PLACE FOR LARGE FAMILIES AND FROM ONE CEMETERY TO ANOTHER

PROVIDE A CONVENIENT WORSHIPPING WILL OBVIATE THE TROUBLE OF TRAVELLING DURING THE CHING MING AND CHUNG YEUNG

FESTIVALS,+ THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

HE SAID A FAMILY NICHE WOULD BE ALLOCATED TO A PERMITTED PERSON ON PAYMENT OF THE PRESCRIBED FEE AND EACH NICHE MIGHT BE USED FOR THE DEPOSIT OF UP TO FOUR SETS OF CREMATED HUMAN

ASHES.

+EACH NICHE WILL BE PROVIDED WITH INDIVIDUAL LIGHTING AND LOCKING DEVICES AND BOARD OF MANAGEMENT OF THE CHINESE PERMANENT CEMETERIES WILL ALSO P^VIDE SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS AND MAINTENANCE SERVICE TO FAMILY NICHES AFTER THEIR ALLOCATION.+

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MORE HOUSING, OPEN SPACE FOR CHAI WAN * * * * *

MORE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING BLOCKS WILL BE DEVELOPED IN CHA! WAN WITH THE INCORPORATION INTO THE DRAFT CHAI WAN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN OF ABOUT 47 HECTARES OF LAND AT SIU SAI WAN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID THE SIU SAI WAN DEVELOPMENT AREA IS INCLUDED IN THE PLANNING AREA TO CONFORM WITH THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD BOUNDARY.

LOCATED TO THE EAST OF CHAI WAN, THE LAND WILL BE USED FOR PUBLIC HOUSING, AND HOME OWNERSHIP AND PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME DEVELOPMENTS. THERE WILL ALSO BE PRIVATE HOUSING AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNMENT-INSTITUTION-COMMUNITY (QIC) FACILITIES AND DISTRICT OPEN SPACE.

IN THE AMENDED PLAN, AN ADDITIONAL 3.58 HECTARES OF OPEN SPACE WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE DISTRICT WITH THE REZONING OF FOUR SITES.

THESE ARE BETWEEN CHAI WAN ROAD AND KUT SHING STREET, TO THE SOUTH OF WAN TSUI ESTATE, AT THE JUNCTION OF YEE TAI STREET AND CHAI WAN ROAD AND BETWEEN SHEUNG ON STREET AND THE JUNCTION OF 'WING TAI ROAD AND CHAI WAN ROAD.

THE ZONING BOUNDARY OF A RESIDENTIAL SITE AT FEI TSUI ROAD IS REDUCED FROM 4.24 HECTARES TO 3.13 HECTARES DUE TO GEOTECHNICAL REASONS, AS A RESULT OF WHICH MORE GREEN BELT WILL BE PROVIDED.

AN AREA TO THE EAST OF THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY DEPOT DESIGNATED FOR INDUSTRIAL AND OPEN SPACE USES WILL NOW INCLUDE AN INTERNAL ROAD AND TWO GIC SITES.

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A WATERFRONT SITE ON CHAI WAN EAST RECLAMATION IS R|ZONED FROM GIC TO INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER SPECIFIED USES. THE CARGO HANDLING AREA WILL BE ENLARGED BY THE ADDITION OF 0.19 HECTARES OF LAND.

OBJECTIONS TO THE AMENDMENTS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD BY SEPTEMBER 4.

REALIGNMENT OF NT CIRCULAR ROAD SECTION PROPOSED ******

THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING TO ALTER THE ALIGNMENT OF A SECTION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD BECAUSE OF OBJECTIONS TO THE ROAD’S ORIGINAL ALIGNMENT BY LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THE SECTION IS PART OF THE 12-KILOMETRE-LONG STRETCH OF THE CIRCULAR ROAD FROM AU TAU TO FAN KAM ROAD.

IT WILL RUN FROM YAU MEI SAN TSUEN TO WAI TSAI. THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT NOW PROPOSES TO RECOMMEND TO THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL THAT THE ROAD ALIGNMENT BE SHIFTED UP TO 65 METRES TO THE EAST AT YAU MEI SAN TSUEN.

THIS ALTERATION TO THE ALIGNMENT WOULD NECESSITATE OTHER CHANGES. A FOOTBRIDGE AT WAI TSAI WOULD BE DELETED FROM THE PROJECT AND A FOOTBRIDGE NEAR YAU MEI SAN TSUEN WOULD BE RELOCATED TO A POSITION ABOUT 120 METRES TO THE NORTH.

AMENDMENTS TO OTHER SECTIONS OF THE HIGHWAY ARE PROPOSED.

THESE INCLUDE REALIGNMENT FURTHER TO THE EAST OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD OF A 75O-METRE-L0NG SECTION OF THE CIRCULAR ROAD BETWEEN SHEUNG SAN WAI AND YAU MEI SAN TSUEN AND REPLACEMENT OF THE SINGLE TRUNK ROAD BRIDGE AT THE PLANNED FAIRVIEW PARK INTERCHANGE WITH TWO SHORTER BRIDGES AND AN EARTH EMBANKMENT IN THE CENTRE.

BESIDES THESE, A CULVERT WOULD BE BUILT ACROSS THE INTERCHANGE TO FURTHER IMPROVE THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM, AND A PEDESTRIAN UNDERPASS WOULD BE BUILT ACROSS THE TRUNK ROAD AND SERVICE ROADS AT THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE INTERCHANGE.

TWO ADDITIONAL ACCESS ROADS JOINING SERVICE ROADS NEAR FAIRVIEW PARK INTERCHANGE AND NGAU TAM MEI ROAD WOULD ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED.

FRIDAY, ALGL'ST 15, 1986

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THERE are other minor amendments.

TH' PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, WHICH FOLLOW A DETAILED ENGINEERING STUDY, ARE SHOWN ON A PLAN WHICH IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, YUEN LONG DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, AND AT THE ENQUIRY OFFICE OF YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING. TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY SEPTEMBER 12.

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SIX MORE GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES FOR YUEN LONG X X * * *

SIX NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES WILL BE INTRODUCED IN YUEN LONG TO IMPROVE TRANSPORT LINKS IN THE AREA, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

FOUR OF THESE NEW SERVICES, ROUTES 71, 72, 73 AND 74, WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY). THE OTHER TWO, ROUTES 75 AND 76, WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL ON AUGUST 30.

ROUTE 71 WILL RUN FROM YUEN LONG (TAI HANG STREET) TO SHEK WU TONG (HO PUI) BETWEEN 6 AM AND 8 PM AT A TEN-MINUTE INTERVAL. THE FULL FARE WILL BE $3 PER SINGLE JOURNEY AND THE SECTION FARES WILL BE #1.50 AND #2.

ROUTE 72 WILL OPERATE BETWEEN YUEN LONG (TAI HANG STREET) TO LUI KUNG TIN VIA KAM SHEUNG ROAD. IT WILL OPERATE FROM 6 AM TO 8.35 PM AT A EIGHT-MINUTE INTERVAL. THE FULL FARE WILL BE $3 AND THE SECTION FARES WILL BE $2 AND #2.50.

ROUTES 73 AND 74 WILL RUN FROM FOOK TAK STREET IN YUEN LONG TO SUNG SHAN SAN TSUEN AND SHING UK TSUEN RESPECTIVELY. ROUTE 73 WILL OPERATE FROM 5.45 AM TO 8.53 PM AT AN EIGHT-MINUTE INTERVAL, WHILE ROUTE 74 WILL OPERATE FROM 5.45 AM TO 8.45 PM AT A TEN-MINUTE FREQUENCY.

THE FULL FARE FOR ROUTE 73 WILL BE #2 AND THE SECTION FARES WILL BE #1 AND #1.50. THE FARE ON ROUTE 74 WILL BE #1.50.

ROUTES 75 AND 76 WILL RUN FROM FOOK TAK STREET TO HA WAN TSUEN AND SIU HOM TSUEN RESPECTIVELY. ROUTE 75 WILL OPERATE FROM 5.35 AM TO 8.35 PM AT A 20-MINUTE INTERVAL. THE FULL FARE WILL BE #3.50 AND THE SECTION FARES WILL RANGE FROM #1.50 TO #3.

RUNNING AT A 12-MINUTE INTERVAL, ROUTE 76 WILL OPERATE FROM 5.30 AM TO 8.38 PM. THE FULL FARE WILL BE #3 AND THE SECTION FARES WILL RANGE FROM #1 TO #2.50.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1986

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CLOSURE OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES SOUGHT

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY TO KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 15 FOR A CLOSURE ORDER ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOF OF NOS. 11, 13, 15, 17 AND 21 TAK CHEONG LANE, KOWLOON.

THE AUTHORITY POSTED NOTICES OF ITS INTENTION TO APPLY FOR THE CLOSURE ORDER ON THE STRUCTURES TODAY (FRIDAY). IT INTENDS TO CLOSE THE STRUCTURES FIRST SO THAT THEY CAN THEN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT DANGER TO THEIR OCCUPANTS OR THE PUBLIC.

A DEMOLITION ORDER WAS ISSUED IN MARCH, BUT HAS NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BUILDING AUTHORITY SAID DEMOLITION WOULD BE CARRIED OUT AS SOON AS A CLOSURE ORDER WAS ISSUED.

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NEW PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY FOR PEI HO STREET

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A PEDESTRIAN

AT

OF

SUBWAY WILL BE CONSTRUCTED UNDER TAI PO ROAD ?EhkH?„URyLT0 PR0VIDE S4FER CROSS"«3 facility for residents InIo dUoY AKt A.

sIgNa™con?roLeSdPcr^?n”OSSING w,le repl4ce the existing 4T-GR4DE

THE WORK INCLUDES RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SECTION OF PEI HO STREET BETWEEN BERWICK STREET AND UN CHAU STREET AND DIVERSION ST0RMWATER DRAINS ASSOCIATED WITH THE SUBWAY

UUNo I nub I I UN •

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ls EXPECTED T0 ST4RT IN ocStoberTInd ??KeCIs

i ii i n o I v UvrlrLtit*

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YAU MA TEI GEARS UP FOR CIVIC AWARENESS FESTIVAL

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A FESTIVAL TO BOOST CIVIC AWARENESS AMONG RESIDENTS IN YAU MA TEI DISTRICT WILL BE LAUNCHED LATER THIS YEAR, CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MRS ENA CHAN, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE YAU MA TEI CIVIC EDUCATION FESTIVAL AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, MRS CHAN SAID, +THE SPIRIT OF THE FESTIVAL IS TO STIMULATE CONCERN, AWARENESS AND PARTICIPATION IN CIVIC MATTERS AMONG INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES AND RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT AT LARGE.+

4-Wti ' PE THAT BY TAKING PART IN THE ACTIVITIES, PARTICIPANTS CAN, THROUGH THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE, UNDERSTAND THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND BE BETTER PREPARED TO MEET THE CHANGES IN HONG KONG’S POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT.+

THOUGH THE MAIN THRUST OF THE EVENT WOULD BE IN NOVEMBER WHEN THE FESTIVAL WAS TO BE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED, A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES WOULD BE ORGANISED IN COMING MONTHS TO BUILD UP THE +CIVIC* ATMOSPHERE, SHE SAID.

ACTIVITIES PLANNED INCLUDE A CIVIC IMPLEMENTATION SCHEME FOR YOUTH, CIVIC EDUCATION QUIZ, FAMILY CAMP, CARNIVAL AND A SEMINAR. ALL CATER TO THE NEEDS OF DIFFERENT TARGET GROUPS IN THE DISTRICT.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WERE THE CONVENORS OF THE THREE WORKING GROUPS OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

EXPLAINING THE CIVIC IMPLEMENTATION SCHEME FOR YOUTH, CONVENOR OF THE WORKING GROUP ON YOUTH, MR NG KIN-SUN, SAID PARTICIPANTS WOULD FORM GROUPS TO CARRY OUT THEIR OWN PROJECTS ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

SUBJECTS COVERED WILL INCLUDE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, URBAN REDEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

+THE IMPORTANCE OF CIVIC EDUCATION LIES IN ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATION, AND YOUTH, THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECTS, WILL KNOW MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY THEY LIVE IN AND WILL TAKE MORE INITIATIVE IN ORGANISING CIViC ACTIVITIES,* MR NG SAID.

THE SCHEME, WHICH STARTS NEXT WEEK, IS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 12 AND 30. APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE.

TO ENHANCE RESIDENTS’ SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT AND ENTHUSIASM FOR PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, A QUIZ GAME WOULD BE ORGANISED IN LATE OCTOBER, THE CONVENOR OF THE WORKING GROUP ON MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS CORPORATIONS, MR IP KWOK-CHUNG, SAID.

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+QUESTIONS aU LL FOCUS ON THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE DISTRICT AND ITS FACILITIES,+ HE SAID.

TO ACHIEVE GREATER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL, LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS INCLUDING THE FIVE AREA COMMITTEES WILL BE INVITED TO DESIGN GAME STALLS FOR A CARNIVAL WHICH WILL MARK THE OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL ON NOVEMBER 9.

AS FOR FAMILIES, THE CONVENOR OF THE WORKING GROUP ON FAMILIES, MR JOHN WU, SAID A CIVIC EDUCATION CAMP WOULD BE ORGANISED IN MlD-NOVEMBER.

ACTIVITIES AT THE CAMP WOULD INCLUDE SEMINARS, GROUP DISCUSSIONS, FILM SHOWS AND VARIOUS COMPETITIONS AND GAMES TO HELP SPREAD KNOWLEDGE OF CIVIC EDUCATION, HE SAID.

THE FESTIVAL WILL CONCLUDE ON NOVEMBER 2° WITH A SEMINAR.

THE ENTIRE PROGRAMME IS ESTIMATED TO COST ABOUT 5110 000, OF WHICH 570 000 WILL COME FROM DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT SEMINAR ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS

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THE ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU AREA COMMITTEE IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL HOLD A SEMINAR TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON FOR RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE AREA COMMITTEE, THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM AT THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL OF THE ABERDEEN CIVIC CENTRE.

+THE DISTRICT OFFICE HAD ORGANISED A SIMILAR SEMINAR WITH

THE POKFULAM AREA COMMITTEE LAST MONTH, AND SUCH MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE COMING MONTHS IN THE OTHER FOUR AREAS OF THE DISTRICT - STANLEY AND SHEK 0, TIN WAN AND SHEK PAI WAN, WAH FU, AND WONG CHUK HANG AND BAYS,* ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF SOUTHERN, MISS OLIVIA NIP, SAID.

+A SEMINAR FOR DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND THE AREA COMMITTEES WILL BE HELD EARLY NEXT YEAR TO WRAP UP THE WHOLE EXERCISE OF STRENGTHENING TIES AMONG THE BOARD, AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND RESIDENT BODIES+, SHE ADDED.

TOMORROW’S SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE A VIDEO ON +THE NEW FACES OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT*, WHICH DEALS WITH THE DISTRICT’S DEVELOPMENT AND THE DISTRICT BOARD’S WORK, TO BE FOLLOWED BY GROUP DISCUSSIONS ON TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING MATTERS.

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ABCut 70 REPRESENTATIVES FROM MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATi <S AND RESIDENT ASSOCIATIONS IN ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU ARE EJECTED TO ATTEND.

Sr-t' HERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORD, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING OF THE SEMINAR WHICH WILL ALSO BE ATTENDED BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

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YOUTH CHOIR TO HOLD MIDSUMMER CONCERT

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SC. HERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO AN EVENING’S ENTER!/. .ENT OF SONG AND DANCE BY THE DISTRICT’S YOUTH CHOIR ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 17), THANKS TO SPONSORSHIP FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT YOUTH CHOIR MIDSUMMER CONCERT, ORGANlbtu Y THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION, WILL BE HELD AT 7.30 PM ON SUNDAY AT THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL OF THE URBAN COUNCIL ABERDEEN CIVIC CENTRE, 203 ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENING INCLUDE 15 SONGS PERFORMED IN SOLO, irTS, GROUP OR MIXED CHORUS, AND THREE CHINESE FOLK DANCES.

THE YOUTH CHOIR WAS FORMED IN 1983 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD FOR MUSIC LOVERS OVER 16 YEARS OLD. MEMBERS HAVE REGULAR WEEKLY PRACTICES AND HAVE EVEN FORMED ITS OWN ROCK BAND.

♦THE CHOIR HAD HOSTED SIX CONCERTS LAST YEAR, AND HAD MADE A NUMBER OF GUEST PERFORMANCES AT JOINT DISTRICT FUNCTIONS AND LOCAL CAMPAIGN VARIETY SHOWS,* A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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BUILDINGS FEATURED IN SPECIAL STAMP PACK * * * *

AN ATTRACTIVELY DESIGNED STAMP PACK FEATURING +OLD AND NEW BUILDINGS+ WILL BE RELEASED BY THE POST OFFICE ON MONDAY (AUGUST 18).

THE PACK CONTAINS TWO SETS OF STAMPS, ISSUED IN 1985, DEPICTING BOTH HISTORICAL AND NEW BUILDINGS IN HONG KONG.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1986

+THIS STAMP PACK, WHICH WILL BE ON SALE AT ALL PHILATELIC COUNTERS FOR $18, IS IDEAL AS A GIFT AS WELL AS FOR PERSONAL COLLECTION,* A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE PHILATELIC COUNTERS ARE LOCATED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE AND THE BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, TSIM SHA TSUI, GRANVILLE ROAD, PEAK, AND AIRPORT POST OFFICES.

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TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT OFFICE MOVE *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT SURVEY DIVISION, NOW LOCATED AT THE CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WILL BE OPERATING IN NEW PREMISES AT 30/F. HIGH BLOCK, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 18). THE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE DIVISION IS 5-8623316.

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SHORTER HOURS FOR GOODS VEHICLE PARKING METERS

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THE OPERATING HOURS OF GOODS VEHICLE PARKING METERS IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE SHORTENED FROM THE EXISTING 8 AM TO MIDNIGHT TO 8 AM TO 8 PM WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY (AUGUST 18).

THESE PARKING METERS ARE LOCATED IN KA HING ROAD, KA TING ROAD, KUNG YIP STREET, KWAI CHEONG ROAD, KWAI FAT ROAD, KWAI SAU ROAD, KWAI WING ROAD, KWAI TING ROAD, KWONG FAI CIRCUIT, LAI FONG STREET, TAI LIN PAI ROAD, WAH SING STREET, WING FONG ROAD, TAI YUEN STREET AND SHUN FONG STREET.

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AP LEI CHAU RESTRICTED ZONE *****

FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 18), THE EASTERN KERBSIDE SECTION OF LEE CHI ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH MAIN STREET. AP LEI CHAU AND A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY RESTRICTED

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, NO VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR

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NORTH DISTRICT, KOWLOON TONG WATER CUT * * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE NORTH DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF BETWEEN 9 AM AND 6 PM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 18) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG JOCKEY CLUB ROAD FROM SAN FUNG AVENUE TO HUNG KIU, INCLUDING SHEUNG SHU I TSUEN AND SHEUNG SHU I WA SHAN.

IT WILL ALSO AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD FROM HUNG KIU TO MUK WU, INCLUDING HUNG KIU SAN TSUEN, FU TEI AU ROAD, LO WU TSUEN, LIU POK TSUEN, SAN UK LENG TSUEN, MUK WU TSUEN, SHA LENG TSUEN AND TAK YUET LAU.

MEANWHILE, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN KOWLOON TONG WILL BE STOPPED BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM ON THE SAME DAY FOR REPAIR WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE 24-72 LA SALLE ROAD, 120-123 DUMBARTON ROAD, AND HEREFORD ROAD, INCLUDING SUNDERLAND GARDEN AND MODEL VILLAGE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ANTI-FOOD POISONING ACTION STEPPED UP ....................... 1

LAST CHOLERA PATIENT DISCHARGED ............................. 2

AREA COMMITTEE'S ROLE IN COMMUNITY BUILDING STRESSED......... 2

QUARTERLY TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UP 31 PER CENT ............... 3

CAR NUMBER BK8 FETCHES 3122 OOO ............................. 5

JULY RAINFALL 73 PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL ...................... 6

ID CARD REMINDER FOR WOMEN BORN 1916-1920 ................... 9

MORE NEW ROADS PLANNED FOR JUNK BAY.......................... 11

ROAD NETWORK BEING BUILT IN FANLING ......................... 11

FISHING VESSELS FEATURED ON SPECIAL STAMPS................... 12

EXHIBITION GIVES ADVICE ON HEARING HEALTH ................... 13

WAN CHAI SYP CLOSES TOMORROW ................................ 14

SEMI-FINAL DAY FOR CENTRAL, WESTERN FOLK SINGING ............ 15

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETS ....................... 15

RESTRICTED ZONES IN TSIM SHA TSUI ........................... 16

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1986

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ANTI-FOOD POISONING ACTION STEPPED UP *****

AS PART OF STEPPED-UP GOVERNMENT ACTION AGAINST FOOD POISONING, EDUCATION MATERIALS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES ALL OVER HONG KONG WHILE A HOTLINE HAS COMMENCED OPERATION OFFERING GENERAL ADVICE TO THE PUBLIC.

TWO LEAFLETS, ONE ENTITLED +PREVENTION OF BACTERIAL FOOD POISONING* AND THE OTHER FOCUSSING ON CHOLERA PREVENTION, HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

SENIOR HEALTH INSPECTOR WONG LUP-GAY OF THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT SAID TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT THE TWO LEAFLETS EMPHASISING THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD HYGIENE WOULD PROVIDE A QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

♦THE LEAFLET ON THE PREVENTION OF BACTERIAL FOOD POISONING OUTLINES THE SYMPTOMS OF FOOD POISONING AND DRAWS PUBLIC ATTENTION TO THE COMMON TYPES OF BACTERIA AND THE KINDS OF FOOD LIKELY TO BE CONTAMINATED.

♦IT THEN HIGHLIGHTS VARIOUS PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES INCLUDING THE POINTS TO OBSERVE WHEN PURCHASING FOOD, IN FOOD PREPARATION AS WELL AS STORAGE,♦ HE SAID.

MR WONG POINTED OUT THAT THE LEAFLET ON CHOLERA PREVENTION SERVED AS A FURTHER REMINDER ABOUT VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PERSONAL HYGIENE INCLUDING EATING HABITS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANLINESS.

HE SAID ADVICE AGAINST FOOD POISONING COULD ALSO BE OBTAINED BY DIALLING A 24-HOUR HOT-LINE - 5-8916443 - WHICH STARTED OPERATION EARLY THIS MONTH.

♦WHILE THE RECORDED MESSAGE PUTS THE FOOD POISONING PREVENTIVE MEASURES IN A NUTSHELL, CALLERS CAN ASK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS AND OFFICERS FROM THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT WOULD GET BACK TO THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,* HE SAID.

MEANWHILE, TWO POSTERS ON FOOD POISONING - ONE DESIGNED FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THE OTHER TARGETTED AT MEMBERS OF THE FOOD TRADE - HAVE BEEN PRODUCED TO HEIGHTEN AWARENESS OF FOOD HYGIENE.

MR WONG SAID THESE POSTERS, TOGETHER WITH THE LEAFLETS, HAVc ALSO BEEN DELIVERED TO DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, CITY AND NEW TERRITORItS ADMINISTRATION, HOSPITALS, CLINICS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ INCORPORATIONS FOR DISPLAY.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1986

Last CHOLERA PATIENT DISCHARGED * * * * *

THE LAST CHOLERA PATIENT IN THE HOSPITAL, A 72-YEAR-OLD MAN WILL BE DISCHARGED THIS AFTERNOON, THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SINCE AUGUST 12, NO FURTHER CHOLERA CASE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED.

HONG KONG WAS ANNOUNCED AS A CHOLERA INFECTED AREA ON AUGUST 2. A TOTAL OF 22 PERSONS WERE CONFIRMED TO HAVE CONTRACTED THE DISEASE.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE 34 SUSPECTED CASES IN THE PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL.

MEANWHILE, UP TO 12 NOON TODAY, 661 PERSONS WERE INOCULATED AT THE EIGHT GOVERNMENT VACCINATION CENTRES AND PORT HEALTH OFFICES.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE VACCINATED TODAY:

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 39

SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 35

KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 115

YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 121

LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 99

YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 52

SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 23

TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 26

PORT HEALTH OFFICES 151

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED THAT VACCINATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE EIGHT CENTRES.

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AREA COMMITTEE’S ROLE IN COMMUNITY BUILDING STRESSED *****

AREA COMMITTEES CAN MAKE A GREAT IMPACT ON CIVIC EDUCATION AS THEIR CENTRAL POSITION IN THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRUCTURE IS PIVOTAL IN THE CAMPAIGN, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORD, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT A SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU AREA COMMITTEE, MR LORD SAID AREA COMMITTEES WERE AT THE MIDDLE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S THREE-TIER CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY AND ONE OF THEIR TASKS WAS TO PASS OPINIONS AND SUGGESTIONS BETWEEN RESIDENT BODIES AND THE DISTRICT BOARD.

/+THIS IS

SATURD.Z, AUGUST 1b, 1986

< IS IS FACILITATED BY THE FACT THAT MANY AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE THEMSELVES MEMBERS OF RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS OR INDEED THE DISTRICT BOARD ITSELF,+ HE SAID.

ACCORDING TO THE CIVIC EDUCATION STRATEGY 1986-87 RECENTLY ENDORSED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, A CIVIC EDUCATION TEAM WOULD BE FORMED UNDER EACH CF THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES TO CARRY OUT BASIC CIVIC EDUCATION ON THE GROUND.

MR LORD POINTED OUT THAT AP LEI CHAU WOULD BE A FOCUS OF DEVELOPMENT IN THE COMING YEARS WITH THE COMPLETION OF LEI TUNG ESTATE, WHICH WOULD EVENTUALLY ACCOMMODATE MORE THAN 36 OOO PEOPLE, AND RECLAMATION ALONG THE NORTHERN SHORE OF THE ISLAND.

+THE ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU AREA COMMITTEE WILL INEVITABLY BE CLOSELY INVOLVED IN THESE EVENTS - PARTICULARLY AS REGARDS THE VITAL JOB OF COMMUNITY BUILDING AMONG THE RESIDENTS OF LEI YUNG, 11 TH THEIR DIVERSE BACKGROUND,+ HE SAID.

MORE THAN 70 REPRESENTATIVES FROM MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND RESIDENT ASSOCIATIONS IN ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU ATTENDED TODAY’S SEMINAR TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

THEY DISCUSSED MATTERS CONCERNING THE AREA’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT, TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING. TOPICS RAISED ALSO INCLUDED HAWKER PROBLEMS, LAW AND ORDER, BUS SERVICES, ROAD SAFETY AND CIVIC EDUCATION.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ORGANISE SIMILAR SEMINARS WITH OTHER AREA COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT LATER IN THE YEAR.

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QUARTERLY TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UP 31 PER CENT *****

COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRANSPORT MATTERS LODGED WITH THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT IN THE PERIOD APRIL TO JUNE 1986 ROSE BY 31 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO THE UNIT’S QUARTERLY REPORT RELEASED TODAY (SATURDAY).

A TOTAL OF 1 734 COMPLAINTS WERE RECEIVED IN THE PERIOD WHILE 1 328 WERE REGISTERED IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. THE LATEST FIGURE ALSO REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OVER THE 1 423 RECORDED IN THE QUARTER STARTING JANUARY 1986.

THE UPWARD TREND WAS MAINLY DUE TO MORE COMPLAINTS ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES, ROAD TRAFFIC CONDITIONS, ROAD MAINTENANCE AND TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT, THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT, MR MOHAMMED RUMJAHN SAID.

/COMPLAINTS ABOUT

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COMPL NTS ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES CONSTITUTED THe LARGEST S NGLE GROUP OF COMPLAINTS HANDLED BY UNIT. THEY ACCOUNTED FOR 688 C*SES OR ABOUT TWO-FIFTHS OF ALL THE COMPLAINTS RECEIVED. BUS SERViC.S AND GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES WERE THE PRINCIPAL SUBJECTS OF COMPLAINTS, HE SAID.

THERE WERE 474 COMPLAINT CASES CONCERNING BUS SERVICES, COMPARED WITH 390 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT ADEQUACY OF BUS SERVICES FOR HONG KONG ISLAND WENT UF FROM 47 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER TO 58 THIS QUARTER, WHILST THOSE CONCERNING KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ALSO INCREASED FROM 98 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER TO 140 THIS QUARTER.

♦COMPLAINTS OF THIS NATURE WERE REFERRED TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT FOR CONSIDERATION AS THE SUBJECTS OF COMPLAINT INCLUDE FREQUENCY-CARRYING CAPACITY, ROUTE ING, HOURS OF OPERATION AND PROVISION OF STOPS,+ MR RUMJAHN SAID.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE STANDARD OF SERVICE OF THE TWO BUS COMPANIES COMPRISED 101 CASES DIRECTED AT CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY AND 110 CASES DIRECTED AT KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY. THE MAJOR CAUSES CF COMPLAINT WERE NON-ADHERENCE TO SCHEDULED FREQUENCY AND CONDUCT CF STAFF.

SUCH COMPLAINTS WERE REFERRED TO THE BUS COMPANIES CONCERNED FOR INVESTIGATION, AND WHERE CASES WERE FOUND TO BE SUBSTANTIATED, APPROPRIATE RECTIFICATION HAD BEEN MADE, HE SAID.

COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, COMPLAINTS ABOUT GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES SLIGHTLY INCREASED BY NINE CASES TO 138 CASES. THE MAJOR AREAS OF COMPLAINT, NEARLY HALF OF WHICH WERE CONCERNED WITH ROUTES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, COVERED NON-ADHERENCE TO SCHEDULED FREQUENCY-ROUTE ING, CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE OF DRIVERS AND INADEQUATE FREQUENCY-CARRYING CAPACITY.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT TAXI SERVICE ROSE FROM 37 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER TO 42 THIS QUARTER. MOST OF THESE COMPLAINTS WERE CONCERNcD WITH MALPRACTICES OF TAXI DRIVERS - REFUSING HIRE, MISCONDUCT OF DRIVERS, OVERCHARGING AND NOT TAKING THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE ING.

MR RUMJAHN ADVISED THESE COMPLAINANTS TO REPORT DIRECT TO THE POLICE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE WAS THE STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR TAKING ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT ROAD CONGESTION CONTINUED TO INCREASE TO 363 CASES, COMPARED WITH 267 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND 243 IN THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR. THEY ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT ONE-FIFTH OF ALL THE COMPLAINTS RECEIVED IN THE QUARTER. MOST OF THE CASES OCCURRED IN THE URBAN AREAS, INCLUDING KWUN TONG, CENTRAL AND WESTERN, WAN CHAI, KOWLOON CITY AND SHAM SHU I PO.

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS AND VEHICLE OBSTRUCTION WERE CLAIMED TO BE THE MAJOR CAUSES OF ROAD CONGESTION. AS IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, ABOUT HALF OF THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT VEHICLE OBSTRUCTION WERE DIRECTED AGAINST PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

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MR RUMJAHN SAID THAT A TOTAL OF 205 PROPOSALS ON TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC AIDS-PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES CHANNELLED THROUGH THE UNIT IN THE QUARTER HAD BEEN FORWARDED TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT FOR CONSIDERATION.

♦COMPLAINTS CONCERNING MAINTENANCE OF ROADS AND ROAD FURNITURE WENT UP FROM 118 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER TO 173 THIS QUARTER. THE MAJOR AREAS OF COMPLAINT WERE DEFECTIVE ROAD SURFACE, MALFUNCTIONED TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND DAMAGED TRAFFIC SIGNS-AIDS.+

THESE CASES WERE REFERRED TO THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT AND THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR ACTION, HE SAID.

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CASES WENT UP FROM 76 IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER TO 136 THIS QUARTER. THE MAJOR AREAS OF COMPLAINT WERE ILLEGAL PARKING AND VEHICLE MOVING OFFENCES.

THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT, SET UP UNDER THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO RECEIVE AND MONITOR COMPLAINTS ON TRANSPORT MATTERS, OPERATES A 24-HOUR HOTLINE ON 5-776866.

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CAR NUMBER 3K8 FETCHES «122 000 ' * * * * *

THIRTY-FIVE SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD BY AUCTION THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) FOR A TOTAL OF $801 500 WHICH WILL GO INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

THE AUCTION HELD AT RECITAL HALL OF THE CITY HALL, 8TH FLOOR, SAW THE REGISTRATION NUMBER BK8 FETCH THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $122 003.

ANOTHER NUMBER DK8 WAS SOLD AT THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF $92 000 WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $1 000 FOR DC79O, DJ77O7, DJ8010 AND AZ823O.

THE OTHER SPECIAL REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD AT THE FOLLOWING PRICES:

$ $ $

DC 790 1 000 DJ8868 11 000 AA9779 45 000

DJI380 2 000 DK 800 47 000 DJ2388 5 000

BK 8 122 000 BC 988 30 000 DJ 928 12 000

DJ7707 1 000 DK 188 44 000 DK8338 39 000

DJ1113 4 500 DK 8 92 000 XX 246 13 000

DH9000 18 000 BK 411 3 000 AZ8230 1 000

DJ3286 5 000 DJ6268 5 000 DK 383 30 000

HK1283 17 000 8787 60 000 DK 238 18 000

DJ7118 4 000 DK1028 5 000 DH8318 4 000

DJ 889 30 000 DK1888 42 000 DH 77 12 000

DH1000 57 000 DK7168 4 000 AL1868 8 000

DJ8010 1 000 DK3233 9 000

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SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BY CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIDDING.

PAY IN CASH OR

ONLY TO VEHICLES

tmp NiiMRFRS AUCTIONED WILL BE ASSIGNED REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WITH 12 MONTHS OF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

TODAY’S SALE THE 1O7TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY REALISED SO FAR TO $39 129 032.

JULY RAINFALL 73 PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL

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JULY WAS 73 PER CENT WETTER THAN USUAL WITH A TOTAL OF 547.3 MM OF RAINFALL RECORDED, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTED TODAY.

OF THIS RAINFALL, 85 PER CENT WAS ASSOCIATED WITH STORMS ON JULY 3 AND 4 AND WITH TYPHOON PEGGY WHICH NECESSITATED THE HOISTING OF THE NO. 8 TROPICAL CYCLONE SIGNAL ON JULY 11.

AFTER TWO DAYS OF FINE WEATHER AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH, HEAVY SHOWERS AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED ON JULY 3 WHEN A MOISTURE-LADEN SOUTHWEST MONSOON AFFECTED HONG KONG.

PERSISTENT HEAVY RAIN MAINLY FELL IN THE URBAN AREAS AND OVER 100 MM OF RAIN WERE REPORTED IN WESTERN DISTRICT. RAIN IN KOWLOON CAUSED 90 RESIDENTS OF AN OLD BUILDING IN DIAMOND HILL TO BE EVACUATED AFTER THE BALCONY COLLAPSED.

HEAVY AND THUNDERY SHOWERS RECURRED THE NEXT MORNING. IN SAI KUNG, OVER 200 MM OF RAIN WERE RECORDED BETWEEN 4 AM AND 11 AM.

THE TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR GAVE RISE TO 39 CASES OF MINOR FLOODING AND FIVE LANDSLIPS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF HONG KONG.

IN ADDITION, 11 PASSENGERS WERE INJURED WHEN A LORRY WAS HIT BY FALLING BOULDERS IN SAI KUNG, AND EIGHT PEOPLE WERE EVACUATED FROM THEIR HOMES AFTER A LANDSLIP IN NGAU CHI WAN.

THE WEATHER BECAME FINE AGAIN IN THE AFTERNOON WITH SUNNY INTERVALS.

FROM JULY 5 TO 9, THE WEATHER WAS MAINLY FINE AND HOT APART FROM SOME MORNING THUNDERSTORMS.

MEANWHILE, TYPHOON PEGGY HAD DEVELOPED OVER THE PACIFIC NEAR GUAM ON JULY 3. IT CROSSED LUZON ON JULY 9 AND ENTERED THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. THE NO. 1 SIGNAL WAS HOISTED AT 11.10 PM THAT DAY.

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I* WAS THE FIRST TYPHOON THAT NECESSITATED THE HOISTING OF TROPIC; . CYCLONE SIGNALS IN HONG KONG THIS YEAR.

THE WEATHER WAS SUNNY AND VERY HOT ON JULY 10. THE TEMPERATURE ROSE TO A MAXIMUM OF 34.8 DEGREES CELSIUS ON JULY 10, MAKING THE DAY THE FOURTH HOTTEST RECORDED IN JULY. IN THE SAME EVENING, THUNDERSTORMS WERE TRIGGERED OFF BY THE INTENSE SOLAR HEATING.

THE WEATHER DETERIORATED RAPIDLY ON JULY 11 UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF PEGGY. THE NO. 3 SIGNAL WAS HOISTED AT 2.10 AM WHEN IT MOVED TOWARDS THE SOUTH CHINA COAST.

THE NO. 8 SOUTHWESTERLY GALE OR STORM SIGNAL WAS HOISTED AT 3.30 PM ON THE SAME DAY WHEN PEGGY WAS ABOUT TO CROSS THE SOUTH CHINA COAST ABOUT 130 KILOMETRES EAST-NORTHEAST OF HONG KONG. IT CAME CLOSEST TO HONG KONG AROUND 9 PM WHEN IT WAS ABOUT 90 KILOMETRES TO THE NORTHEAST. STRONG TO GALE-FORCE WINDS ACCOMPANIED BY WIDESPREAD AND FREQUENT SQUALLY SHOWERS BATTERED THE TERRITORY.

WHEN PEGGY MOVED FURTHER INLAND AND AWAY FROM HONG KONG IN THE EARLY MORNING OF JULY 12, THE NO. 8 SIGNAL WAS CHANGED TO A STRONG WIND SIGNAL NO. 3 AT 2.15 AM.

THROUGHOUT THE MORNING, PEGGY’S INTENSE RAINBANDS GAVE RISE TO SEVERE SQUALLS IN PERSISTENT HEAVY PRECIPI TAT I ON. MORE THAN 100 MM OF RAIN WERE RECORDED IN URBAN AREAS, SAI KUNG, SHA TIN AND TSUEN WAN BETWEEN 6 AM AND 10 AM. RAIN BECAME LESS HEAVY AND SOUTHERLY WINDS MODERATED IN THE AFTERNOON.

ALL SIGNALS WERE LOWERED AT 6.40 PM ON JULY 12 WHEN PEGGY WAS ABOUT 330 KILOMETRES WEST-NORTHWEST OF HONG KONG.

DURING THE PASSAGE OF PEGGY, A SIX-YEAR OLD BOY WAS DROWNED AFTER FALLING OVERBOARD FROM HIS FAMILY BOAT IN AP LEI CHAU. TWENTY-SIX PEOPLE SUFFERED INJURIES.

ON JULY 12 ALONE, THERE WERE 20 CASES OF LANDSLIPS AND 78 REPORTS OF FLOODING THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY. LANDSLIPS WERE REPORTED IN ABERDEEN, WAN CHAI, SHEK KIP MEI, SAU MAU PING AND LEI YJE MUN. THE MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT OCCURRED ON ROUTE TWISK, NEAR TAI MO SHAN, WHERE OVER 40 TONNES OF SOIL AND ROCKS FELL FROM A SLOPE.

PEGGY ALSO SERIOUSLY DISRUPTED TRANSPORT. FERRY SERVICES CAME AT A HALT AND 11 AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG.

WEATHER GRADUALLY IMPROVED OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS AND IT WAS FINE AND HOT FROM JULY 15 TO 19, APART FROM SOME SHOWERS.

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AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA BROUGHT OVERCAST SKIES AND SQUALLY SHOWERS TO HONG KONG ON JULY 20 AND 21.

HOWEVER, HOT AND SUNNY WEATHER WAS MAINTAINED FROM JULY 22 UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH WHILE A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE COVERED THE SOUTH CHINA COASTAL AREAS.

AFTER A PARTICULARLY HOT AFTERNOON ON JULY 31, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED IN THE EVE I NG. SCAFFOLDINGS, BILLBOARDS AND TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN BY VIOLENT SQUALLS, WITH WINDS GUSTING UP TO 76 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

THE MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT OCCURRED IN WAN CHAI WHEN A LARGE SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSED, CAUSING DAMAGE TO EIGHT VEHICLES. ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PARTS OF KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES WAS ALSO AFFECTED.

THREE OTHER TROPICAL CYCLONES OCCURRED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA DURING THE MONTH:

* TROPICAL STORM OWEN RECURVED EAST-NORTHEAST OF LUZON IN LATE JUNE BUT DISSIPATED ABOUT 140 KILOMETRES SOUTHEAST OF OKINAWA ON JULY 2.

* FORMED ABOUT 370 KILOMETRES NORTHWEST OF GUAM ON JULY 12, ROGER INTENSIFIED INTO A TYPHOON ABOUT 450 KILOMETRES SOUTHEAST OF OKINAWA THREE DAYS LATER. IT TURNED NORTHEAST OVER THE RYUKYUS ON JULY 16 AND PASSED CLOSED TO THE SOUTHEAST OF KAGOSHIMA ON JULY 17. ROGER ACCELERATED OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN AND PASSED ABOUT 140 KILOMETRES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF TOKYO ON JULY 18. IT DISSIPATED ABOUT 470 KILOMETRES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF TOKYO THAT AFTEROON.

* SARAH DEVELOPED TO THE EAST OF MANILA ON JULY 30 AND -ORMED INTO A TROPICAL STORM THE FOLLOWING DAY. IT WAS CENTRED ABOUT 440 KILOMETRES NORTHEAST OF MANILA, MOVING WESTWARDS TOWARDS LUZON.

DURING THE MONTH, THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON JULY 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 20, 21, AND 31. FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON JULY 3, 4 AND 12. LANDSLIP WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON JULY 4 AND 12.

SIGNALS HOISTED DURING THE MONTH 'WERE AS FOLLOWS:

WEATHER SYSTEM SIGNAL DATE AND TIME OF HOISTING DATE AND TIME OF LOWERING

TYPHOON PEGGY 1 JULY 9 11.10 PM JULY 11 2.10 AM

3 JULY 11 2.10 AM JULY 11 3.30 PM

8SW JULY 11 3.30 PM JULY 12 2.15 AM

3 JULY 12 2.15 AM JULY 12 6.40 PM

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THE MONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE:

SUNSHINE

222.1 HOURS - 8.8 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

RAINFALL

547.3 MM - 230.5 MM ABOVE NORMAL

CLOUDINESS

62 PER CENT • 4 PER CENT LESS THAN NORMAL

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

82 PER CENT - 1 PER CENT HIGHER THAN NORMAL

MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 31.2

MEAN TEMPERATURE 28.5

MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 26.4

MEAN DEW POINT 25.1

DEGREES C - 0.4 DEGREE C BELOW NORMAL

DEGREES C - 0.1 DEGREE C BELOW NORMAL

DEGREES C - 0.1 DEGREE C ABOVE NORMAL

DEGREES C - 0.1 DEGREE C ABOVE NORMAL

TOTAL EVAPORATION

150.4 MM - 27.3 MM BELOW NORMAL

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ID CARD REMINDER FOR WOMEN BORN 1916-1920

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) REMINDED WOMEN BORN IN 1916, 1917, 1918. 1919 AND 1920 THAT THEY MUST APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS BEFORE AUGUST 30.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UP TO AUGUST 14 THE tIGHT

NEW ID CARD ISSUE OFFICES HAD RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 51 057 APPL(CATIONS.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 34 843 MORE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED IN THE REMAINING 11 WORKING DAYS.

♦TO AVOID THE LAST MINUTE RUSH, WOMEN IN THIS TARGET GROUP ARE ADVISED TO COME EARLY,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

APPLICANTS ARE ALSO WELCOMED SERVICE TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT CHOICE BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM FROM 9 AM AND NOON ON SATURDAY.

TO MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN BY CALLING THE OFFICE OF THzIR MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AND BETWEEN

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♦APPLICANTS HAVE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL PARTICULARS SUCH AS NAME, ID CARD NUMBER AND YEAR OF BIRTH TO COMPLETE THE BOOKING PROCEDURE,♦ HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN ADVISED APPLICANTS WHO MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN GIVING THEIR EXACT ADDRESSES VERBALLY TO HAVE THEM WRITTEN GUT BEFORE MAKING THEIR VISITS.

THE ADDRESSES OF THE ISSUE OFFICES AND THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ARE:

HONG KONG s BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. 5-747370

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

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

TUEN MUN • CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN.

3-7553679

3-7232442

0-4981259

3-6054103

0-793291

0-4580362

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

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THESE OFFICES ARE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

Aun APPLICANTS ARE REMINDED THAT IF THEY ARE IN POOR HEALTH AND £ ND IT DIFFICULT TO VISIT THE ISSUE OFFICES THEY CAN APPLY IN WRITING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION.

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE Or EXEMPTION, AMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATICK CFFICE ON 3-7333111.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REITERATED THAT NO AMNESTY WILL BE GRANTED TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. +ONCE DETECTED, THEY WILL BE REPATRIATED IMMEDIATELY,+ HE SAID.

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MORE NEW ROADS PLANNED FOR JUNK BAY * * *

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO BUILD ABOUT 1.9 KILOMETRES OF NEw ROADS IN NORTHWESTERN JUNK BAY, FORMING PART OF PHASE I OF JUNK BAY NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT.

THE ROADWORKS WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA AND SPACE FOR CONSTRUCTING A DRAINAGE SYSTEM.

THE ROADS WILL CONNECT WITH THE EXTENSION OF PO LAM ROAD IN THE NORTH AND THE FUTURE JUNK BAY TUNNEL AND THE ROAD LEADING TO THE NORTHEASTERN PART OF JUNK BAY IN THE SOUTH.

THE MAJOR PARTS COMPRISE A TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY OF 1.4 KILOMETRES RUNNING BETWEEN TSEUNG KWAN 0 VILLAGE AND THE HAVEN CF HOPE SANATORIUM AND ANOTHER 400-METRE-LONG CARRIAGEWAY AT THc SOUTHERN PART.

ALSO INCLUDED ARE CONSTRUCTION OF SECTIONS OF ROAD ADJOINING THE MAIN CARRIAGEWAY, PROVIDING ACCESS TO THE PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS AND GOVERNMENT FACILITIES.

OTHER FACILITIES, SUCH AS PEDESTRIAN-CYCLE SUBWAYS, FOOTPATHS, CYCLE-TRACKS, CAR PARKS AND AMENITY AREAS, WILL BE PROVIDED AS PART OF THE PROJECT.

THE ROADWORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN TWO STAGES STARTING FROM THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN PARTS AT THE END OF THE YEAR AFTER REMOVAL OF SOME INDUSTRIES THERE.

WORK ON THE MIDDLE PART WILL START AFTER THE REMAINING INDUSTRIES ARE RELOCATED TO THE SOUTHERN PART OF JUNK BAY.

SOME EXISTING ROADS AND FOOTPATHS IN THE AREA WILL BE CLOSED, BUT ALTERNATIVE ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROJECT SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY OCTOBER 14.

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ROAD NETWORK BEING BUILT IN FANLING *****

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR SITE FORMATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF A ROAD NETWORK AT FANLING.

THE SITE FORMATION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT SHEK WU HUI TO THE WEST OF FANLING WAI.

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THE PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF ACCESS ROADS, CAR PARKS, FOOTPATHS. CYCLE TRACKS, AND DRAINAGE.

IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF FANLING TOWN PARK AND NEARBY RESIDENTIAL AREAS.

WORK ON THE PROJECT, WHICH IS PART OF THE CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF FANLING NEW TOWN, IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER AND LAST ABOUT 18 MONTHS.

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FISHING VESSELS FEATURED ON SPECIAL STAMPS * * * * *

a SET CF FOUR SPECIAL STAMPS FEATURING DIFFERENT TYPES CF OLD AND NEW FISHING VESSELS SEEN IN THE WATERS AROUND HONG KONG WILL 3E ISSUED 3Y THE POST OFFICE ON SEPTEMBER 24.

THE MEW STAMPS ARE:

* HAND LINER (^C CENTS) - THE HAND LINER IS A SAMPAN OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE DESIGN WHICH HAS BEEN PLYING THE INSHORE WATERS OF HONG KONG FOR MANY DECADES, MAINLY USING HAND LINES FOR FISHING. MANY OF THESE SAMPANS HAVE BEEN MECHANISED AND THEY ALSO SERVE THE MARICULTURE INDUSTRY.

* STERN BRAWLER (*1.30) - THE MODERN HULL DESIGN OF THE TRAWLER WAS FIRST INTRODUCED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IN 196c, ALONG WITH tHE CONCEPT OF STERN TRAWLING. FURTHER TECHNOLOGICAL IMPROVEMENTS HAVE SINCE ENHANCED THE FISHING PERFORMANCE OF THIS VESSEL, GIVING IT GREATER MOBILITY AND an OPERATIONAL range of up to a DISTANCE OF 700 KILOMETRES FROM HONG KONG.

* LONG LINER (Si.70) - THE LONG-LINER IS A JUNK OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE DESIGN. THE FISHING GEAR IS COMPOSED OF A MAIN LINE OF CONSIDERABLE LENGTH WITH NUMEROUS SETS CF HOOKS. AN INCREASING NUMBER OF THESE VESSELS IS BEING REPLACED BY A TYPE OF MORE MODERN DESIGN, HAVING A SPACIOUS DECK, BETTER ALL ROUND SEAWORTHINESS AND EQUIPPED WITH SOPHISTICATED NAVIGATIONAL AIDS.

* JUNK TRAWLER (S^) - THE JUNK TRAWLER IS OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE DESIGN PRIMARILY CHARACTERISED BY THE LOW BOW AND HIGH STERN. EACH TRAWL-NET IS OPERATED 3Y A PAIR OF BOATS WHICH CAN FISH IN THE DEEPER WATERS OFF SOUTHERN CHINA. WITH THE INCREASING MODERNISATION CF THE HONG KONG FISHING FLEET, ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF THESE MECHANISED TRAWLERS NOW REMAIN IN SERVICE.

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t:._ ST". FS UESIGMED BY MR HENRY STEINER AMD PDINTED IN l‘-'ELA’:?.

F|RST DAY 'TCVERS at CENTS EACH WILL BE CN SALE AT ALL PCST CPF ICES ON SEPTEMBER 1°. FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEARER tuE D'Y OF ISSUE.

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EXHIBITION GIVES ADVICE ON HEARING HEALTH *****

AN EXHIBITION AIMED AT AROUSING RESIDENTS AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING THEIR HEARING WILL BE HELD IN KWUN TONG TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE LOCATED AT TELFORD GARDENS MAIN SQUARE IN KOWLOON BAY FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM, AND WILL BE MOVED TO OTHER LOCATIONS ON THE FOLLOWING SIX SUNDAYS.

INFORMATION ON PROTECTING HEARING AND AVOIDING EAR DAMAGE WILL EE DISPLAYED. THERE WILL ALSO BE A VIDEO SHOW AND COMPUTER QUIZ ON AURAL HEALTH. FREE HEARING TESTS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL BE PROV IDED.

THE FUNCTION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF, KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, AND THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREAS COMMITTEE.

A CEREMONY TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD AT 11 AM. OFFICIATING WILL BE THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF, MRS LEE KONG WAI-MUI; CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, MR LI WAH-MING? ASSISTANT DISTRICT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE INDUSTRIAL AREAS

OFFICER, MR STANLEY YING; COMMITTEE, MR PETER LOO.

THE DATES AND VENUES SIX SUNDAYS ARE:

OF THE EXHIBITION FOR THE FOLLOWING

AUGUST 24 11 AM - 5 PM SAU MAU PING (SOUTH) ESTATE COMMUNITY HALL

AUGUST 31 11 AM - 5 PM LAM TIN (EAST) COMMUNITY HALL

SEPTEMBER 7 11 AM - 5 PM SHUN LEE ARCADE MAIN SQUARE

SEPTEMBER 14 11 AM - 5 PM YAU TONG HO CHING PRIMARY SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 21 9 AM - 5 PM KWUN TONG MTR STATION

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SEPTEMBER 28 1 PM - 5 PM KWUN TONG HONG NING ROAD PLAYGROUND

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HEARING AWARENESS EXHIBITION TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 11 AM AT TELFORD GARDENS MAIN SQUARE, KOWLOON BAY.

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WAN CHAI SYP CLOSES TOMORROW * * * *

A CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN 01 KWAN ROAD TO MARK THE CLOSING CF THE WAN CHAI SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

IT WILL COMPRISE A TALENT SHOW AND VARIOUS GAMES STALLS ORGANISED BY THE BAPTIST 01 KWAN SOCIAL SERVICE.

OFFICIATING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE THE WAN CHAI ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA WONG» CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR STEPHEN WONG; REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BAPTIST 01 KWAN SOCIAL SERVICE, MR LAWRENCE CHU; MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, MR CHRISTOPHER CHAN; AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR LEE KON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE WAN CHAI SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT THE TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN 01 KWAN ROAD. THE TALENT SHOw WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM, WHILE THE CLOSING CEREMONY AND THE STALL GAMES WILL START AT 2.30 PM.

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SEMI-FINAL DAY FOR CENTRAL, WESTERN FOLK SINGING * * * *

THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN FOLK SINGING CONTEST ’86 WILL BE HELD AT THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND GROUP WORK UNIT OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE. IT IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE ENTERED THE PRELIMINARIES, AND 64 WERE SELECTED FOR THE SEMI-FINAL.

TWENTY-THREE OF THE SEMl-F INALISTS WILL GO THROUGH TO THE FINAL. THIS WILL BE HELD AT THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE IN CAINE ROAD ON AUGUST 30, WITH WINNERS BEING SELECTED IN SOLO, GROUP AND CREATIVE CATEGORIES.

ADMISSION TO THE SEMI-FINAL IS FREE. TICKETS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE.

HOWEVER, TICKETS FOR THE FINAL WILL COST $10 EACH. THESE CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED FROM THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE.

NOTE TO EDITORS’.

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN FOLK SINGING CONTEST, TO BEGIN AT THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 36A WESTERN STREET AT 1 PM TOMORROW.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETS

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THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY (AUGUST 18) AT 4 PM AT SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE.

MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS SUBMITTED BY THE WORKING GROUPS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, AND ALSO THE REPORTS OF THE WORKING GROUPS.

NOTE TO EDITORS*

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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RESTRICTED ZONES IN TSIM SHA TSUI *****

FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 19), MIDDLE ROAD WESTBOUND BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH NATHAN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

AT THE SAME TIME, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH SOUTHBOUND BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH MODY RoAd AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE MADE A RESTRICTED ZONE DAILY FROM 7 AM TO ID AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM.

NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED AREA.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND DESERVES CAREFUL EXAMINATION............. 1

SUBSIDY FOR CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECT AVAILABLE .................. 1

RE-CONSTRUCTION OF VILLAGE ROADS PROPOSED ...................... 3

EARLIER PAYMENT FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS................ 3

TIME TO APPLY FOR RESERVOIR FISHING LICENCE .................... 3

WAN CHAI SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSES ......................... 4

CIVIC EDUCATION DAY ChMP HELD ON ISLAND ........................ 5

TRAINING COURSE FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS .......................... 6

OPEN SPACES TO BE BUILT IN TrfO AREAS........................... 6

BOARD TO DISCUSS MEDICAL SERVICES, JSEA REPORTS ................ 7

TAI PO, YAU MA TEI WATER CUT ................................... 8

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CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND DESERVES CAREFUL EXAMINATION * * * * *

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND DESERVES THE MOST CAREFUL EXAMINATION - NOT JUST AS AN EMPLOYEES’ BENEFIT SCHEME BUT ALSO AS A MAJOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC POLICY WITH FAR REACHING CONSEQUENCES, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DARWIN CHEN, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

ADDRESSING A SEMINAR ON CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS, MR CHEN POINTED OUT THAT FROM ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL POINTS OF VIEW, SUCH A SCHEME WOULD HAVE SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE AND, IF IMPLEMENTED, WOULD BE LIKELY TO AFFECT ALMOST EVERYONE.

+CURRENTLY THE ADMINISTRATION IS FINALISING AN ASSESSMENT OF MAJOR FACTORS RELEVANT TO A CENTRAL PROVIDENT FUND AND THIS ASSESSMENT IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A BASIS FOR FURTHER CONSULTATION,* HE SAID.

+WE THEREFORE VERY MUCH WELCOME SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS ON THIS SUBJECT.*

MR CHEN NOTED THAT IN CONTRIBUTING TO SUCH A SCHEME, EMPLOYERS WOULD EXPECT THEIR EMPLOYEES TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES MORE CLOSELY WITH THEIR COMPANY AND TO MAKE A GREATER CONTRIBUTION TO ITS SUCCESS.

AS rOR EMPLOYEES, SUCH A SCHEME WOULD MEAN COMPULSORY

SAVING OF A PART OF THEIR MONTHLY INCOME OVER THEIR ENTIRE WORKING LIFE, BUT THEY COULD EXPECT TO REAP THE FRUIT OF THIS LIFE-LONG CONTRIBUTION AND ENJOY SOME DEGREE OF FINANCIAL SECURITY WHEN THEY FINALLY RETIRED.

HE CALLED ON SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THE SEMINAR TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINIONS ON BOTH THE PROS AND CONS AS WELL AS THE FEASIBILITY OF SJCH A FUND SINCE +THESE WILL BE MOST USEFUL NOT ONLY TO THE GOVERNMENT, BUT TO OUR COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE*.

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SUBSIDY FOR CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECT AVAILABLE ******

A TOTAL OF $250 000 HAS BEEN SET ASIDE BY THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION TO SUBSIDISE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

PROJECTS ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

+APPL ICATIONS FOR THE SUBSIDY ARE NOW OPEN AND THE MAXIMUM GRANT PER PROJECT IS $10 000,+ CONVENOR OF THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION GROUP OF THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MR MAK HOI-WAH, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

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THE AIM OF THE SCHEME WAS TO STIMULATE ORGANISATIONS FROM VARIOUS SECTORS TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION, AND TO ENCOURAGE active participation in social and political affairs, he said.

-*THE BASIC CONTENTS OF THESE PROJECTS SHOULD ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO UNDERSTAND AND PRACTISE ’RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP’, TO UNDERSTAND AND UPHOLD CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND TO UNDERSTAND THE MAJOR ELEMENTS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MAKING HONG KONG AN OPEN, COSMOPOLITAN AND MODERN SOCIETY,+ HE ADDED.

+IT SHOULD ALSO ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICS THUS ENHANCING THE IDEA OF FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, THE RULE OF LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE; TO UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATED CHANGES AND CHALLENGES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN HONG KONG AND TO UNDERSTAND CHINA’S PAST AND PRESENT, TO COMPREHEND HER TRADITION AND CULTURE AND TO BE CONCERNED FOR HER FUTURE DEVELOPMENT,* MR MAK SAID.

+DUE TO LIMITED RESOURCES, THE SUBSIDY SCHEME WILL NOT BE APPLIED TO SCHOOL PROJECTS HELD SOLELY FOR STUDENTS NOR PROJECTS ALREADY SPONSORED BY OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT, DISTRICT BOARD CR URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL,* HE SAID.

+THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 30, 1986 AND THE CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE END OF FEBRUARY,* HE ADDED.

EACH APPLICATION WILL BE VETTED AND ASSESSED BY THE COMMUNITY PART CIPAT ION GROUP WHICH COMPRISE UNOFFICIALS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT REPRESENTATIVES.

+IN DECIDING THE SUBSIDY, EACH APPLICATION WILL BE ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THE CONTENT OF THE PROJECT, THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REQUIRED AND THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAMME,* W MAK SAID.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED BEFORE THE END OF OCTOBER AND, IF NECESSARY, COULD RECEIVE AN ADVANCE PAYMENT OF 30 PER CENT OF THE SUBSIDY.

A REPORT MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE ORGANISERS WITHIN ONE MONTH AFTER THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT. ALL PROJECTS SUBSIDISED BY THE SCHEME COULD ALSO TAKE PART IN AN OUTSTANDING CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECT AWARD SCHEME TO BE HELD IN NEXT YEAR.

APPLICATION FORMS TOGETHER WITH DETAILS OF APPLICATION PROCEDURES ARE OBTAINABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES. COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE GENERAL DIVISION CF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS, 13TH FLOOR, WORLD SHIPPING CENTRE, 7 CANTON ROAD.

FOR ENQUIRIES, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN CALL 3-665494 AND 3-669074.

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RE-CONSTRUCTION OF VILLAGE ROADS PROPOSED * * * * *

A DUMBER OF VILLAGE ROADS IN TONG YAN SAN TSUEN IN YUEN LONG ARE TO BE RE-CONSTRUCTED TO BECOME 6.75-METRE WIDE ROADS WITH FOOTPATHS.

THEY TOTAL 1 600 METRES IN LENGTH.

THE PROVISION OF TWO CAR PARKS FOR 16 CARS AND 10 LORRIES, AND FORMATION OF 30 SQUARE METRES OF LAND FOR BUILDING A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT ALONG THE ROADS ARE ALSO PROPOSED.

OTHER WORK WILL INCLUDE LAYING THE ASSOCIATED DRAINS.

WRITTEN OBJECTIONS SHOUD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY OCTOBER 14.

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EARLIER PAYMENT FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE RECIPIENTS * * * *

RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND SPECIAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE HOLDING CASH ORDER BOOKS MAY RECEIVE EARLIER PAYMENT IF THEIR PAYMENT DATES FALL ON AUGUST 23, 24 AND 25 — WHICH ARE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THEY MAY CASH THEIR COUPONS ON AUGUST 20, 21 AND 22 RESPECTIVELY OR AFTER AT THE DESIGNATED POST OFFICES, NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES AND TREASURY SUB-OFFICES.

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TIME TO APPLY FOR RESERVOIR FISHING LICENCE * * * *

THE RESERVOIR FISHING SEASON OPENS ON SEPTEMBER 1 AND LOCAL ANGLERS CAN APPLY FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT FOR LICENCES.

ONLY HOLDERS OF LICENCES WOULD BE PERMITTED TO FISH IN THE 16 RESERVOIRS THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY WHERE THE PASTIME IS ALLOWED, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

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APPL ICATIONS FOR LICENCES, HE ADDED, SHOULD BE MADE AT THE DEPARTMENT’S CONSUMER ENQUIRY CENTRE, 11TH FLOOR, LEIGHTON CENTRE, LEIGHTON ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY; AND ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF ITS WA INLAND DEPOT, ARGYLE STREET, MONG KOK.

APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE THEIR IDENTITY CARD AND PAY $20.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID APPLICATIONS COULD ALSO BE MADE BY POST, GIVING THE NAME, ADDRESS, AGE AND IDENTITY CARD NUMBER, TOGETHER WITH A $20 CHEQUE MADE PAYABLE TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT AND CROSSED. SUCH APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CONSUMER ENQUIRY CENTRE OF THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT AT LEIGHTON CENTRE.

HE STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF ANGLERS USING RESERVOIRS OF OBSERVING ALL THE RULES WHICH ARE PRINTED ON THE BACK OF EACH LICENCE.

THE SEASON ENDS ON MARCH 31.

LAST SEASON A TOTAL OF 12 930 LICENCES WERE ISSUED.

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WAN CHAI SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSES

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HUNDREDS OF YOUTHS IN WAN CHAI WERE TREATED TO A DAY OF FUN AT A CARNIVAL TODAY (SUNDAY) MARKING THE CLOSE OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AT THE TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL.

THE CARNIVAL CONSISTED OF A TALENT SHOW AND VARIOUS GAME STALLo ORGANISED BY THE BAPTIST 01 KWAN SOCIAL SERVICE.

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY, ASSISTANT WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA WONG, SAID A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN HELD IN THE DISTRICT INCORPORATING THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME +CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY AND GETTING TO KNOW IT BETTER.+

IT WAS HOPED THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD CONTINUE TO PARTICIPATE IN DISTRICT ACTIVITIES, PARTICULARLY IN THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, SHE SAID.

THE DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD HOLD A FOUR-DAY EXHIBITION AT THE HENNESSY CENTRE BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 26 TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, SHE ADDED.

/TH£ CHAIHMAN........

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1986

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR STEPHEN WONG, THANKED THE VARIOUS AGENCIES FOR THEIR HELP IN ORGANISING MORE THAN 130 ACTIVITIES AND MAKING THE PROGRAMME A SUCCESS.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS AT THE CEREMONY WERE MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, MR CHRISTOPHER CHAN; REPRESENTATIVE CF THE BAPTIST 01 KWAN SOCIAL SERVICE, MR LAWRENCE CHUJ AND DISTRICT BAORD MEMBER, MR LEE KON.

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CIVIC EDUCATION DAY CAMP HELD ON ISLAND * * * *

THIRTY—FIVE CIVIC-MINDED VOLUNTEERS TODAY (SUNDAY) SPENT THE DAY IN KAT 0 ORGANISING ACTIVITIES FOR RESIDENTS ON THE ISLAND DURING A CIVIC EDUCATION DAY CAMP.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE FANLING ROTARY YOUTH CENTRE, THE CAMP WAS PART OF THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE THE THEME +T0 KNOW AND CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY+.

+BESIDES SHARING THE FUN OF CAMPING IT IS HOPED THAT PARTICIPANTS WOULD BE MORE AWARE OF THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS THROUGH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AND THAT THE OBJECTIVE CF ’EDUCATION THROUGH RECREATION’ COULD BE ACHIEVED,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CAMP INCLUDED A TALK ON LEADERSHIP TRAINING, A TELE-MATCH FOR CHILDREN HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTNCE CF COURTESY AND GOOD MANNERS AS WELL AS THE DISTRIBUTION OF QUESTIONNAIRES AND PAMPHLETS ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

VOLUNTEERS ALSO RENDERED HELP WITH WEEDING ALONG VILLAGE ROADS AND WITHIN THE KAT 0 PUBLIC SCHOOL AREA AS PART OF A SERVICE PROJECT.

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TRAINING COURSE FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IS ORGANISING A TWO-YEAR IN-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE FOR NEWLY APPOINTED LIBRARIANS OF GOVERNMENT AND AIDED SCHOOLS UNDER THE PROVISION OF NON-GRADUATE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN. THE COURSE WILL BEGIN IN OCTOBER.

THE FREE COURSE IS ALSO OPEN TO LIBRARIANS WORKING FULL TIME IN A SCHOOL LIBRARY IN ASSISTED PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS PROVIDED THEY MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE APPOINTMENT TO THE GRADE OF CERTIFICATED MASTER OR MISTRESS AND HAVE TWO YEARS’ RECOGNISED TEACHING EXPERIENCE.

THE COURSE IS INTENDED TO INTRODUCE LIBRARIANS TO THE BASIC PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF LIBRARY MANAGEMENT, AND CURRICULUM SUPPORT ACTIVITIES, AND TO ACQUAINT THEM WITH INFORMATION SKILLS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING PURPOSES.

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

THE COURSE WILL BE HELD AT THE EXTRA-MURAL TOWN CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AT SHUN TAK CENTRE, WEST TOWER, 200 CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

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

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LOCAL OPEN SPACES ARE TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN WAN CHAI AND KWAI CHUNG TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE AREAS.

THE WAN CHAI OPEN SPACE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AT STONE NULLAH LANE ON A 1 300-SQUARE-METRE SITE.

PAVILIONS, PLANTERS AND A SMALL PLAY AREA FOR CHILDREN WILL BE PROVIDED.

IN KWAI CHUNG, THE OPEN SPACE WILL BE BUILT AT SHEK YAM ROAD ON A 375-SQUARE-METRE SITE.

FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE A CONCRETE CHESS TABLE AND CHAIRS, HEDGES AND A LAWN FRONTING THE ROAD.

/MEANWHILE, THE

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MEANWHILE, THE CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AT KING GEORGE V PARK IN WESTERN DISTRICT, WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1959, IS TO BE REDEVELOPED.

THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SKATING RINK WITH FLOODLIGHTS, BENCHES, PLANTERS, CHILDREN’S PLAY EQUIPMENT AND ARBOURS.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR ALL THREE PROJECTS.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS MEDICAL SERVICES, JSEA REPORTS * * * * *

THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (MONDAY) AFTERNOON TO DISCUSS THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES AND THE REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY ON THE REVIEW OF THE JSEA SYSTEM.

MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED TO ENDORSE THE VIEWS OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE ON THE TWO REPORTS.

THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT ISSUE WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS FROM THE CHAIRMEN CF THE BOARD’S COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS AND FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS :

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING IN TUNG YAN STREET.

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TAI PO, YAU MA TEI WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TAI PO WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 20) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG TAI PO ROAD FROM HA WONG Yl AU TO ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOME, INCLUDING WONG Yl AU, MEI WOON SAN TSUEN, STRAFORD HOUSE, YIN TZE LANE, LUNG TUK AND TAI HANG.

TAI PO KAU, TAI PO KAU SAN WAI, LOOKOUT LANE AND ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOME WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

MEANWHILE, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN YAU MA TEI WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 PM ON THE SAME DAY TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR REPAIRS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY MAN CHEONG STREET, MAN WUI STREET AND FERRY STREET, INCLUDING REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AND WATER SELLING KIOSK AT MAN CHEONG STREET.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 1986

ROYAL YACHT IS THE QUEEN’S HOME ft ft ft ft ft

AWAY FROM HOME

ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS SHIPS IN THE WORLD, HER MAJESTY’S YACHT BRITANNIA, WILL BE MAKING HER FIRST CALL IN HONG KONG WHEN SHE BRINGS THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH INTO PORT ON OCTOBER 21. THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL BE STAYING ABOARD BRITANNIA THROUGHOUT THEIR THREE-DAY VISIT TO THE TERRITORY.

THE QUEEN WILL BE GIVING A STATE BANQUET FOR ABOUT 40 GUESTS ON BOARD BRITANNIA ON OCTOBER 22 AND THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION ON BOARD FOR 200 PEOPLE. FROM THE DECKS OF BRITANNIA THE ROYAL VISITORS AND THEIR GUESTS WILL WATCH A FIREWORK DISPLAY IN THE HARBOUR AND THE ROYAL MARINES BAND BEATING RETREAT ON THE BULL’S NOSE AT HMS TAMAR.

EARLIER ON THE SAME DAY, PRINCE PHILIP WILL BE HOST TO ABOUT 100 GUESTS AT TEA ON BRITANNIA. THEY WILL INCLUDE PRINCE PHILIP SCHOLARS OF CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY, THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH STUDY CONFERENCE IN AUSTRALIA EARLIER THIS YEAR, DUKE OF EDINBURGH SCHEME GOLD AWARD WINNERS, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF THE PRINCE PHILIP DENTAL HOSPITAL.

THE ROYAL YACHT IS OFTEN IN THE NEWS. THE LAST TIME WAS IN JULY. WHEN SHE TOOK THE NEWLY-MARRIED DUKE OF YORK, PRINCE ANDREW, AND THE DUCHESS, THE FORMER MISS SARAH FERGUSON, ON THEIR HONEYMOON IN THE AZORES.

SHE MADE HEADLINES EARLIER IN THE YEAR WHEN SHE HELPED EVACUATE BRITISH AND OTHER NATIONALS FROM THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC CF YEMEN WHEN SERIOUS FIGHTING BROKE OUT IN THE CAPITAL, ADEN.

HMY BRITANNIA, BUILT BY JOHN BROWN AND CO OF CLYDEBANK, WAS NAMED AND LAUNCHED BY THE QUEEN IN 1953. SHE SERVES AS AN OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE RESIDENCE FOR THE QUEEN AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY WHEN THEY ARE ENGAGED IN VISITS OVERSEAS OR ARE VOYAGING IN HOME WATERS AND WAS DESIGNED TO BE CONVERTED TO A HOSPITAL SHIP IN TIME OF WAR. BRITANNIA OFTEN TAKES PART IN NAVAL EXERCISES AND CARRIES OUT ROUTINE HYDROGRAPHIC WORK WHILE AT SEA.

HER GROSS TONNAGE IS 5 862 TONNES AND SHE HAS A CONTINUOUS CRUISING SPEED OF 21 KNOTS (39 KILOMETRES PER HOUR).

/THE BOYAT,...........

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THE ROYAL STATE APARTMENTS CONTAIN SOME FURNITURE FROM THE PREVIOUS ROYAL YACHT, THE 50-YEAR-OLD VICTORIA AND ALBERT, WHICH SHE REPLACED. THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TOOK A PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE INTERIOR DECORATIONS, THE CHOICE OF FURNISHINGS AND THE GENERAL FITTING OUT OF THE ROYAL YACHT.

HMY BRITANNIA IS AN INDEPENDENT COMMAND, ADMINISTERED PERSONALLY BY THE FLAG OFFICER ROYAL YACHTS. HE IS NORMALLY APPOINTED AS AN EXTRA EQUERRY TO THE QUEEN AND, AS SUCH, IS A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL HOUSEHOLD.

HER CREW NUMBERS 22 OFFICERS AND 254 MEN WHEN MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY ARE EMBARKED OR WHEN THE VESSEL UNDERTAKES A LONG OCEAN VOYAGE. OFFICERS ARE NORMALLY APPOINTED FOR TWO-YEAR PERIODS OF DUTY.

TWO-THIRDS OF THE RATINGS ARE PERMANENT CREW MEMBERS AND REMAIN ATTACHED TO THE SHIP FOR THE REST OF THEIR SERVICE CAREERS: THE OTHERS ARE ATTACHED TO THE YACHT FOR TWO-YEAR PERIODS ONLY. THEY ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS FROM THE ROYAL NAVY, BUT RECEIVE NO SPECIAL BENEFITS IN TERMS OF PAY, ALLOWANCES OR LEAVE.

TRADITIONS OF DRESS ABOARD THE ROYAL YACHT INCLUDE THE WEARING BY SEAMEN OF NAVAL UNIFORM WITH THE JUMPER INSIDE THE TOP OF THE. TROUSERS, WHICH ARE FINISHED AT THE BACK WITH A BLACK SILK BOW. ON ALL BLUE UNIFORMS RATINGS WEAR WHITE BADGES INSTEAD OF THE RED WHICH ARE CUSTOMARY IN THE ROYAL NAVY.

SO FAR AS IS POSSIBLE ORDERS ON THE UPPER DECK ARE EXECUTED WITHOUT SPOKEN WORDS OR COMMANDS, AND BY LONG TRADITION THE CUSTOMARY NAVAL MARK OF RESPECT OF PIPING THE SIDE IS NORMALLY PAID ONLY TO THE QUEEN.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NE.V SESSION FOR MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE...... 1

NO CONFIRMED CHOLERA CASE ...................................

ILLEGAL FOOD PREMISES IN WESTERN PULLED DOWN..................... 2

FS SEES ROBOTS AT WORK........................................... 3

MORE HOMES BEING PROVIDED FOR ELDERLY........................

PROSPECTS GOOD FOR AUSTRALIAN DIVESTMENT ....................

FLOATING HOLIDAY FALLS ON AUGUST 25 .........................

CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES CONTINUES ....................... 7

FRESH WATER SUPPLY FOR HIGH-LEVEL AREAS.......................... 7

SMALL LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION FOR KOWLOON CITY............

SYMPHONIC CONCERT FOR TUEN MUN RESIDENTS ....................

ARTS COMPETITIONS ORGANISED FOR MONG KOK.....................

DB TO DISCUSS LEGAL AGE REPORT ..............................

PRESS BRIEFING ..............................................

'WATER STORAGE FIGURE........................................

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1986

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NEW SESSION FOR MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE * * * * *

THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MDAC), UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, DR CHIU HIN-KWONG, OPENED ITS NEW SESSION TODAY (MONDAY).

OTHER NEW MEMBERS ON THE COMMITTEE INCLUDE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS, DR HENRIETTA IP AND MR TAI CHIN-WAH, A LAWYER AND MEMBER OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS ADVISORY BOARD, MR PHILIP WONG, AND A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE, MR TIMOTHY W.H. HA.

MEMBERS DECIDED AT THE FIRST MEETING ON THE TENTATIVE ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION FOR THE 1986-87 SESSION. AMONG ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED ARE THE AUSTRALIAN CONSULTANCY REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS, INFIRMARIES AND HEALTH SERVICE FOR THE ELDERLY, HEALTH EDUCATION, PROGRESS REPORT ON THE WORKING PARTY ON POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE.

MEMBERS ALSO DISCUSSED THE PROGRAMME ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT AND ENDORSED THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNIT AND THE HEALTH EDUCATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WAS SET UP IN 1978 AS A CENTRALISED ADVISORY AND RESOURCE UNIT ON HEALTH EDUCATION.

AMONG ITS MAJOR FUNCTIONS ARE:

* TO ADVISE, PLAN AND CO-ORDINATE AND ORGANISE TERRITORY-WIDE, REGIONAL AND DISTRICT CAMPAIGNS? AND

* TO ACT AS A CENTRE OF EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE OF ALL ASPECTS OF HEALTH EDUCATION FOR THOSE WHO ARE ENGAGED IN SUCH ACTIVITIES.

IT WAS PROPOSED THAT IN THE LIGHT OF THE INCREASING AWARENESS OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HEALTH EDUCATION BY THE COMMUNITY, THE SERVICES OF THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT MAY NEED TO EXPAND AND TO DEVELOP GREATER EXPERTISE.

AMONG THE PROPOSALS FOR THE NEW DEVELOPMENT ARE AN EXPANDED STRUCTURE FOR THE CENTRAL ORGANISATION AND THE SETTING UP OF MORE REGIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED HEALTH EDUCATION.

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NO CONFIRMED CHOLERA CASE

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THERE IS NO CONFIRMED CHOLERA CASE TODAY (MONDAY), A SPOKESMAN OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE NUMBER OF SUSPECTED CASES STILL IN HOSPITAL NOW STOOD AT 17.

MEANWHILE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO RECEIVED CHOLERA VACCINATION AT THE GOVERNMENT CLINICS AND PORT HEALTH OFFICES STOOD AT 778.

THE FOLLOWING IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE VACCINATED TODAY:

SAI YING PUN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 66 SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 70 KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 113 YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB POLYCLINIC 109 LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, TSUEN WAN 100 YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE 30 SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 21 TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC 13 PORT HEALTH OFFICES 256

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ILLEGAL FOOD PREMISES IN WESTERN PULLED DOWN * * *

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY PULLED DOWN FOUR ILLEGAL STRUCTURES AT HEUNG HING LANE IN WESTERN DISTRICT, WHICH HAD BEEN USED AS ILLEGAL FOOD FACTORIES, RESTAURANT^ AND BASES FOR ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS.

+N0 ARREST WAS MADE DURING THE OPERATION, BUT SUMMONSES WERE SERVED ON AN ADJOINING LICENSED RESTAURANT AND A COOKED FOOD STALL FOR OPERATING DIRTY PREMISES,* SAID A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN.

/IN ADDITION.........

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1986

IN ADDITION, HE SAID, TWO ABATEMENT NOTICES WERE ISSUED TO THE OWNERS/TE^ANTS OF A NEARBY BUILDING REQUIRING THEM TO CLEAR UP WITHIN 24 HOURS RUBBISH ACCUMULATED ON THE CANOPY THERE.

SU'-TORTED BY THE POLICE, MORE THAN 60 USD STAFF MEMBERS MOVED INTO THE LANE EARLY THIS MORNING. THEY REMOVED A TOTAL OF FOUR-LORRY-LOAD OF JUNK AND REFUSE IN THE LANE WHERE IT WAS LATER HOSED DOWN BY USD CLEANSING STAFF.

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FS SEES ROBOTS AT WORK

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, TODAY (MONDAY) VISITED A FACTORY IN THE TAIPO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE WHICH USES ROBOTS.

MR JACOBS WAS TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE HIGH-TECH, SHOWCASE PLANT OF CHEN HSONG MACHINERY COMPANY LIMITED WHERE HE SAW PLASTIC VIDEO CASSETTES AND THEIR INTERNAL PARTS BEING TURNED OUT WITH THE AID OF ROBOTS AND OTHER COMPUTER-CONTROLLED MACHINERY.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG, HE WAS ALSO SHOWN THE DIFFERENT PROCESSES INVOLVED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF PLASTIC INJECTION MOULDING MACHINES, THE COMPANY’S MAIN LINE OF OUTPUT.

CHEN HSONG HAD PICKED UP TWO AWARDS FROM THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION FOR ITS INJECTION MOULDING MACHINES, ONE THIS YEAR WHEN IT WON THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY AWARD IN THE CMA’S HONGKONG NEW PRODUCTS COMPETITION AND ANOTHER IN 1966.

THE COMPANY IS NOW POISED TO EXPAND ITS OPERATIONS INTO THE MANUFACTURING OF ROBOTS UNDER A JOINT VENTURE AGREEMENT WITH A JAPANESE COMPANY AND THE NEW FACTORY IS SET TO OPEN IN EARLY 1987.

MR JACOBS’ VISIT WAS PAFT OF A SIX-WEEK PROGRAMME OF FAMILIARISATION VISITS WHICH WILL TAKE HIM TO SIX FACTORIES, EACH REPRESENTING A MAJOR SECTOR OF HONGKONG INDUSTRY.

THE MANUFACTURING OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY IS ONE OF HONGKONG’S IMPORTANT INDUSTRIES AND AT CHEN HSONG, MR JACOBS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SOME OF THE ADVANCES THAT HAD BEEN MADE IN THIS FIELD.

/THE INDUSTRY .......

MCM2AY, AUGUST 18, 1986

THE INDUSTRY HAD A MAJOR ROLE TO PLAY IN SUPPLYING THE NEEDS OF LOCAL FACTORIES. IT ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO HONGKONG’S EXPORT TRADE.

IK 1985 DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY INCREASED BY 56 PER CENT TO $1 BILLION, REPRESENTING 0.8 PER CENT OF HONGKONG’S TOTAL DOMESTIC EXPORT FOR THE YEAR.

THE NEXT STOP FOR MR JACOBS WAS THE WINNER FOOD PRODUCTS LIMITED WHERE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MET CHINESE CULINARY TRADITION TO PRODUCE CONVENIENCE FOODS RANGING FROM INSTANT ’DOLL’ NOODLE TO FROZEN DIM SUM.

WiNNER, ALSO LOCATED IN THE TAIPO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, REGISTERED TOTAL SALES OF $160 MILLION IN 1985 FOR ITS WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCTS THAT INCLUDE HERBAL TEA, SPRING ROLL PASTRY, BEVERAGES AND SNACK FOOD. ABOUT 30 PER CENT OF ITS OUTPUT WENT TO AUSTRALIA, CANADA, THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE.

UNLIKE MOST OTHER LOCAL INDUSTRIES WHICH ARE EXPORT-ORIENTED, THE FOOD MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY MAINLY SUPPLIED THE LOCAL MARKET. LATEST STATISTICS SHOWED THAT ABOUT 80 PER CENT OF THE INDUSTRY’S TOTAL OUTPUT WAS CONSUMED LOCALLY.

IN SEPTEMBER 1985 THERE WERE 954 FOOD FACTORIES EMPLOYING MORE THAN 16 000 PEOPLE.

LAST STOP FOR THE DAY, MR JACOBS VISITED THE OFFICE KONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATES CORPORATION WHICH CONSTRUCTED THE TWO INDUSTRIAL ESTATES AT TAI PO AND YUEN LONG.

OF INDUSTRY IS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE CORPORATION.

AT HIS OF THE HONG AND MANAGED THE DIRECTOR

THE ESTATES SOLD LAND TO INDUSTRIES WHICH, BECAUSE OF THE NATURE OF THEIR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, COULD NOT BE CARRIED OUT EFFICIENTLY IN ORDINARY MULTI-STOREY FACTORY BUILDINGS.

MR JACOBS WAS TOLD THAT THERE HAD BEEN AN UPSWING IN THE DEMAND FOR LAND IN THE ESTATES SINCE THE SIGNING OF THE SI NOBRITISH JOINT DECLARATION. A TOTAL OF 11.4 HECTARES WERE SOLD IN 1985, COMPARED WITH AN AVERAGE OF FIVE HECTARES IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

FOR 1986-87 THE CORPORATION HAD PLANNED TO SELL ABOUT SIX HECTARES.

A TOTAL OF 59 FACTORIES HAVE BEEN GRANTED SITES AND ABOUT THREE-QUARTERS OF THEM WERE ALREADY OPERATING IN THE ESTATES WHILE THE REST WERE DEVELOPING SITES AND WOULD BEGIN PRODUCTION SOON.

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MORE HOMES BEING PROVIDED FOR ELDERLY * * * * *

MORE THAN 2 300 CARE AND ATTENTION PLACES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE -LDERLY WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE FOUNDATION STONE LAYING CEREMONY OF THE ASIA WOMEN’S LEAGUE CHAN KWUN-TUNG CARE AND ATTENTION HOME FOR THE ELDERLY AT KOWLOON TONG, MRS CHAN SAID IT WAS EXPECTED THAT IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS THE NUMBER OF PERSONS OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE WOULD EXCEED 800 000, REPRESENTING 13 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION.

+ l:« ORDER TO PROVIDE SUITABLE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, ESPECIALLY CARE AND ATTENTION PLACES, THE GOVERNMENT AND WELFARE AGENCIES ARE STRIVING TO EXPAND SERVICES FOR THIS GROUP,+ SHE SAID.

UNDER PRESENT PLANS, IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS 11 CARE AND ATTENTION HOMES WOULD COME INTO OPERATION, AND 12 HOMES FOR THE ELDERLY WITH CARE AND ATTENTION UNITS WOULD BE SET UP IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, PROVIDING A TOTAL OF 2 310 PLACES.

IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT MORE CARE AND ATTENTION PLACES WOULD BECOME AVAILABLE WITHIN THIS PERIOD WITH THE COMPLETION OF NEW PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, MRS CHAN ADDED.

PROSPECTS GOOD FOR AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT

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THERE IS GREAT POTENTIAL FOR FURTHER AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, A PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT OF THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, MR C.L. CHU, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

JUST BACK FROM A FIVE-DAY INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION MISSION TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA, MR CHU SAID THAT COMPANIES IN THE FIELDS OF BUILDING SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS WERE PARTICULARLY KEEN ON INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG.

+THE MISSION MADE CONTACT WITH MORE THAN 70 COMPANIES, OF WHICH 20 HAD INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH THE MISSION TO DISCUSS INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT OPPOFtTUN I Tl ES IN HONG KONG,+ MR CHU SAID.

+HALF A DOZEN OF THESE COMPANIES WILL VISIT HONG KONG IN THE COMING MONTHS TO FURTHER THEIR FEASIBILITY STUDIES.+

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MR CHU SAID THAT ANOTHER MISSION TO MELBOURNE ADELAIDE AND SYDNEY HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR LATER THIS YEAR AS PART OF THE DEPARTMENT’S CONTINUING EFFORTS TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT FROM AUSTRALIA.

MR CHU SAID THAT DURING THE MISSION HE ALSO MET OFFICIALS OF THE STATE GOVERNMENT AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM LOCAL BANKS AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATIONS TO DISCUSS MATTERS OF MUTUAL ON INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT.

INTEREST

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FLOATING HOLIDAY FALLS ON AUGUST 25 * X * * *

THE SECOND FLOATING HOLIDAY FOR THIS YEAR FALLS ON AUGUST 25, THE LAST MONDAY IN AUGUST.

ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES AND THOSE NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN $10 500 A MONTH ARE ENTITLED TO BE PAID FOR THAT HOLIDAY IF THEY HAVE WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR THREE MONTHS PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, IF EMPLOYERS HAVE NOT FIXED THE DATE FOR THAT HOLIDAY AND THEIR EMPLOYEES HAVE NOT REQUESTED IT TO BE ADDED TO THEIR PAID ANNUAL LEAVE, THE EMPLOYEES SHALL BE GRANTED THE SECOND FLOATING HOLIDAY ON THE ABOVE DATE.

+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,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, THE HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURING EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD, WHICH COULD BE BETWEEN 28 DAYS TO 31 DAYS, PRECEDING THE HOL I DAY.+

IF AN EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO WORK ON A STATUTORY HOLIDAY, HE OR SHE MUST BE GIVEN AN ALTERNATIVE DAY-OFF WITHIN 60 DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER THAT DAY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE AT BRANCH OFFICES OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1986

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CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES CONTINUES * * * *■

ILLEGAL THE BUILDING TO BE CLOSED

STRUCTURES ON THE ROOF OF A BUILDING IN KOWLOON, WHICH AUTHORITY ORDERED TO BE DEMOLISHED A YEAR AGO, ARE BY COURT ORDER.

AN APPLICATION FOR THE ORDER TO CLOSE THE STRUCTURES, ON THE MAIN ROOF OVER FLATS A AND C ON THE 11TH FLOOR OF 50-52 FUK WA STREET, WILL BE MADE AT KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 21.

A NOTICE INFORMING OCCUPANTS OF THE STRUCTURES OF THE BUILDING AUTHORITY’S INTENTION TO APPLY FOR THE CLOSURE ORDER 'VERE POSTED ON A CONSPICUOUS PART OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (MONDAY).

THE AUTHORITY WISHES TO HAVE THE STRUCTURES SHUT FIRST SO THAT DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT DANGER TO OCCUPIERS OR THE PUBLIC.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY FOR HIGH-LEVEL AREAS

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RESIDENTS OF HIGH-LEVEL AREAS AROUND YUEN LONG DISTRICT ARE TO RECEIVE FRESH WATER SUPPLY WITHIN TWO YEARS.

A SINGLE-STOREY PUMPING STATION, OCCUPYING A 225-SQUARE-METRE SITE, WILL BE BUILT AT FAN KAM ROAD IN A KUNG TIN, YUEN LONG.

A TANK WITH A CAPACITY OF 1 100 CUBIC METRES WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED.

OTHER WORK IN THE PROJECT INCLUDE LAYING ABOUT 420 METRES OF 300-MILLI METRE DIAMETER PIPE ALONG A NEW FOOTWAY.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR THE WORK WHICH WILL START IN OCTOBER AND TAKE ABOUT 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE WORK IS PART OF A PROJECT TO EXTEND WATER SUPPLY TO HILLY AREAS OF PAT HEUNG AND SHEK KONG.

MEANWHILE, CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR A WATER TANK IN SHEUNG TSUEN IS UNDERWAY, WHILE TENDERS FOR CONSTRUCTING A PUMPING STATION AT KAM SHEUNG ROAD WERE INVITED LAST MONTH.

THE WATER WILL BE DRAWN FROM THE AU TAU SERVICE RESERVOIR THROUGH EXISTING MAINS AND PUMPED TO TANKS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO CONSUMERS.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1986

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SMALL LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION FOR KOWLOON CITY * * * X

PEOPLE WITH A CREATIVE TALENT FOR LANTERN DESIGN ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT’S SMALL SELF-MADE LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION.

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID THE MEASUREMENTS OF THE LANTERNS SHOULD NOT EXCEED ONE METER IN LENGTH, HEIGHT AND WIDTH.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR ENTRY FORMS TO THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 12.

LANTERNS WILL BE DISPLAYED AND ADJUDICATED AT THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 19 AT THE ARGYLE STREET PLAYGROUND.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS AND IS OPEN TO PEOPLE LIVING, STUDYING OR WORKING IN THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT. GROUP A WILL BE FOR THOSE AGED 14 OR ABOVE AND GROUP B FOR THOSE UNDER 14.

THE BEST 10 LANTERNS IN EACH GROUP WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-7110171 EXTENSION 33 AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT KAU PUI LUNG ROAD AND ITS TWO SUB-OFFICES AT BULKELEY STREET AND HOMANTIN ESTATE.

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SYMPHONIC CONCERT FOR TUEN MUN RESIDENTS * * * * *

ABOUT 500 TUEN MUN RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO A FREE CONCERT BY THE PAN ASIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ON SRPTEMBER 6 AT THE HALL OF THE YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE.

THE 90-MINUTE CONCERT, WHICH STARTS AT 8 PM, IS ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND WILL CONSIST OF TWO PARTS.

THE FIRST WILL BE A LECTURE RECITAL ON VARIOUS KINDS OF ORCHESTRAL MUSIC INSTRUMENTS TO BE GIVEN BY THE DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR OF THE PAN ASIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, DR YIP WAI-HONG

/THE SECOND

MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1?86

THE SECOND PART WILL BE A PERFORMANCE OF VARIOUS MUSIC SCORES, INCLUDING DANCING MUSIC, LIGHT MUSIC, FOLK SONG, POP MUSIC AND DIZI (FLUTE) SOLO. AMONG THE MUSICAL PIECES ARE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S +JESUS CrIR I ST SUPERSTAR* AND MITCH LEIGH’S +MAN OF LA MANCHE+.

FREE TICKETS, ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS, WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 20) AT THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE, THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, AND ITS SUB-OFFICES.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE AT 0-4513047.

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ARTS COMPETITIONS ORGANISED FOR MONG KOK * * * * *

MONG KOK RESIDENTS ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN CALLIGRAPHY AND DRAWING COMPETITIONS TO BE HELD IN KEI WING PRIMARY SCHOOL ON AUGUST 31.

THE COMPETITIONS ARE PART OF A PACKAGE OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED TO MARK THE CLOSE OF THIS YEAR’S MONG KOK DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THERE WILL ALSO BE GAMES STALLS AND SPECIAL INTEREST STALLS TO TEACH PARTICIPANTS USEFUL SKILLS SUCH AS PHOTOGRAPHY, SILK-SCREEN PROCESS IN PRINTING, SKETCHING AND HANDICRAFTS.

THE DAY’S PROGRAMMES WILL CENTRE ON THE MAIN THEME OF +CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY AND GETTING TO KNOW IT BETTER*.

IT IS HOPED THAT, THROUGH SUCH ACTIVITIES, RESIDENTS WILL GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEIR OWN DISTRICT AND BECOME MORE INTERESTED IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

ENTRY FORMS FOR THE COMPETITIONS AND FREE ADMISSION TICKETS TO THE CLOSING CEREMONY ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE, THE CHAN HING SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE AT 45 FUK TSUN STREET, AND THE TAI KOK TSUI YOUTH CENTRE AT 54 BEDFORD ROAD.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 1986

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DB TO DISCUSS LEGAL AGE REPORT

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THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE +REPORT ON YOUNG PERSONS-EFFECTS OF AGE IN CIVIL LAW+ AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.

A QUESTION WILL ALSO BE RAISED BY THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY LAM, REGARDING THE CONTROL AND ADMINISTRATION OF FUNDS ALLOCATED TO DISTRICT BOARD PROJECTS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS OF THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT BOARD’S VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND THE DISTRICT’S AREA COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM IN THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM 201 HENNESSY ROAD, EIGHTH FLOOR, TUNG WAH MANSION, HONG KONG.

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PRESS BRIEFING * * * *

THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MDAC), DR CHIU HIN-KWONG, WILL GIVE A PRESS BRIEFING AFTER THE COMMITTEE’S FIRST MEETING TODAY (MONDAY) AT 4 PM.

THE BRIEFING WILL BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, NINTH FLOOR, SUNNING PLAZA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 1986

WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 69.5 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 407.158 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 361.737 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 61.7 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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TSUEN WAN WATER CUT * * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 21) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY SAI LAU KOK ROAD AND MEI WAN STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

HONG KONG IS CHOLERA FREE.................................... 1

QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED................... 2

INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES REVISED................. 4

FOCUS ON PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS ........................... 6

CLOSURE ORDER ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES SOUGHT .................. 7

ENROLMENT OPEN FOR ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY SEMINAR.............. 7

SEMINAR TO PROMOTE INVESTMENT IN YUEN LONG................... 8

HUNG SHUT KIU TO BECOME DISTRICT CENTRE...................... 8

BOARD TO DISCUSS DAYA BAY POWER PLANT ....................... 9

INSPECTION OF PROBLEM BUILDINGS ............................. 10

YAU YAT TSUEN, TAI KOK TSUI TRAFFIC CHANGES.................. 10

CENTRAL, CAUSEWAY BAY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS................... 11

Tuesday, august it,

1

HONG KONG IS CHOLERA FREE * * * *

hONG ixONG ..AS TODAY (TUESDAY) DECLARED CHOLERA FREE -7 jaYS AFTER THE TERRITORY BECAME AN INFECTED AREA.

THIS wAS ANNOUNCED LY THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MEDICaL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR S.H. LEE, wHO IS ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE ON THE CONTROL OF CHOLERA.

HE EXPLAINED THAT IN ACCORDANCE wI TH THE w HO INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATION, HONG KONG wAS DECLARED CHOLERA FREE AS r.URE THAN 10 DAYS HAD LAPSED SINCE THE LAST CHOLERA CASE -AS ISOLATED AND THERE wAS NO EVIDENCE OF THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE FKCr PRIMARY CASES.

THE LAST CHOLERA PATIENT WAS ISOLATED ON AUGUST 6.

SINCE HONG KONG wAS DECLARED CHOLERA INFECTED ON AUGUST 2, A TOTAL OF 22 CONFIRMED CASES ..ERE REPORTED AND ALL HAD BEEN DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL.

DR LEE STRESSED THAT ALTHOUGH HONG KONG IS NOw FrEE FROM CHOLERA, THE PUBLIC SHOULD NOT RELAX THEIR GUARD AGAINST THE DISEASE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED TO MAINTAIN THEIR EFFO-Ts IN KEEPING THEIR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT CLEAN AND IN PRACTISC 3 STR ICT PERSONAL HYG IENE.

♦AS CHOLERA IS ENDEMIC IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD, A hECU.-x .l.. CF THE DISEASE IS EXPECTED FROM TIME TO TIME. THEREFORE, THESE IS A NEED TO MAINTAIN CLOSE VIGILANCE ON THE DISEASE AND TO MAINTAIN PREVENTIVE MEASURES,* SAID DR LEE.

MEANWHILE, THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, THE URBAN SERVICES REGIONAL SERVICES AND HOUSING DEPARTMENTS WILL CONTINUE WITH FJOj AND ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEILLANCE, INCLUDING THE INSPECTION OF FOOu PREMISES, THE CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL FOOD VENDORS AND THE EXAMINATION OF FOOD AND WATER SAMPLES.

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL ALSO MAINTAIN ITS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME ON THE DISEASE.

IN ADDITION, DR LEE DISCLOSED THAT A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, CO-ORDINATED BY THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, ON PREVENTIVE MEASURES AGAINST CHOLERA WILL ALSO BE LAUNCHED.

THESE EFFORTS WILL INCLUDE SEMINARS AND TALKS TO FACTORY WORKERS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, STRATEGIC DISPLAY OF POSTERS, WIDE CIRCULATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF PAMPHLETS AND LEAFLETS EMPHASISING THE IMPORTANCE OF FOOD HYGIENE, AND THE REGULAR EROADCASTING OF ANNOUNCEMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST ON TELEVISION AND THE RADIO.

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IN THE MEANTIME, CHOLERA INOCULATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL THIS FRIDAY (AUGUST 22) AT THc EIGHT GOVERNMENT VACCINATION CENTRES.

AFTER THAT, PEOPLE WHO INTEND TO TRAVEL TO CHOLERA EPIDEMIC COUNTRIES OR TO COUNTRIES WHICH REQUIRE CERT IF'^ATES CAN CONTI »Uc HEALTH OFFICES AT CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT POINT IN GLOUCESTER ROAD FOR INOCULATION.

TO GO TO THE TWO PORT OFF ICES AND AT CENTRE

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QUARTERLY BUSINESS SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED

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FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR EXPERIENCED AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986 COMPARED TO THE FIRST QUARTER, ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

MANUFACTURERS ALSO GENERALLY LOOK FORWARD TO A FURTHER IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

FIRMS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR EXPERIENCED A CONTINUOUS UPTREND IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986 AND EXPECT THE BUSINESS SITUATION TO REMAIN FAVOURABLE DURING THE THIRD QUARTER.

IN GENERAL, A STABLE BUSINESS SITUATION WAS REPORTED BY FIRMS IN THE +WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS* SECTOR IN THE SECOND QUARTER, ALTHOUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF DIFFERENT TRADES VARIED. A MILD IMPROVEMENT IN THE BUSINESS SITUATION IN THE THIRD QUARTER IS EXPECTED.

FIRMS IN THE +OTHER SERVICES* SECTOR, INCLUDING BANKING, THE +TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION* AND THE +REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED SERVICES* BUSINESS, ACHIEVED SOME IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS SITUATION IN THE SECOND QUARTER AND THEY ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE THIRD QUARTER, PARTICULARLY FOR BANKS.

ABOUT 1 000 FIRMS FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AND BUSINESS, FORMING A CROSS-SECTION OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY, PARTICIPATED IN THE SURVEY AND WERE ASKED ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS EXPERIENCES AND EXPECTATIONS.

IN THE SECOND QUARTER, RESPONDING FIRMS ACROSS ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES EXPERIENCED AN IMPROVEMENT IN BUSINESS, PARTICULARLY IN THE CASES OF THE +PLASTICS+, +FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS* AND +ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPLIANCES AND SUPPLIES* INDUSTRIES.

/REGARDING the........

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1986

Rf ' 'ING THE BUSINESS OUTLOOK FOR THE THIRD QUARTER, RESPONDING FIRMS u„S ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES DISPLAY GENERAL OPTIMISM.

FIR'iS IN THE +WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES* REPO: 'Fr A STABLE LEVEL OF BUSINESS IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

REST TS EXPERIENCED A DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS WHILE MOST HOTELS EXPERIENCED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER, MAINLY DUE TO SEASONAL FACTORS.

FIRMS IN THE ^WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES* AND RESTAURANTS BUSINESSES EXPECT A BETTER BUSINESS SITUATION IN THE THIRD QUARTER COMPARED TO THE SECOND QUARTER, WHILE FIRMS IN THE HOTELS TRADE GENERALLY EXPECT SOME DETERIORATION IN BUSINESS.

THE SURVEY ALSO COVERED BUSINESS PROBLEMS FACED BY FIRMS.

FOR THE SECOND QUARTER, OVER ONE-THIRD OF THE RESPONDENTS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INDICATED HIGH MATERIAL PRICES, PRICE COMPETITION BOTH FROM FIRMS IN HONG KONG AND FROM FIRMS OVERSEAS AS SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE PROBLEM OF INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS ORDERS HAD EASED OFF TO SOME EXTENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

FOR THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, THE PROBLEMS OF INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS CONTRACTS, HIGH MATERIAL PRICES AND PRICE COMPETITION BOTH FROM FIRMS IN HONG KONG AND FROM FIRMS OVERSEAS CONTINUED TO BE REGARDED AS MAJOR PROBLEMS BOTH FOR THE SECOND AND THIRD QUARTERS. IN ADDITION, THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN THE PROPORTION OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS INDICATING EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS AS A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM.

AS FOR THE +WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES* BUSINESS, FIRMS CONSIDERED INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS, PRICE COMPETITION AND EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATIONS AS SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS BOTH IN THE SECOND AND THIRD QUARTERS.

THE MAJOR PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS WERE INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS, PRICE COMPETITION, HIGH STAFF COST AND HIGH STAFF TURNOVER IN THE SECOND QUARTER. THE PROBLEMS ARE EXPECTED TO

PERSIST IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

ALL TRADES ACROSS THE +OTHER SERVICES* SECTOR CONSIDERED PRICE COMPETITION AS A PREDOMINANT PROBLEM IN THE SECOND AND THIRD QUARTERS. THE PROBLEM OF HIGH STAFF TURNOVER WAS ENCOUNTERED BY BANKS AND FIRMS IN THE +REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED SERVICES* BUSINESS. MOREOVER, THE LATTER FIRMS FACED THE ADDITIONAL PROBLEM OF HIGH STAFF COSTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

NEVERTHELESS, THE INTENSITY OF THE PROBLEM OF INSUFFICIENT BUSINESS SEEMS TO HAVE EASED OFF FOR BANKS AND FIRMS IN THE +TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION* BUSINESS.

THE SURVEY RESULTS OBTAINED WITH A MINIMUM TIME LAG, WERE BASICALLY INTENDED TO PROVIDE ONE SOURCE OF REFERENCE FOR MAKING A QUICK ASSESSMENT OP THE CURRENT ECONOMIC SITUATION OF HONG KONG.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1?, 1986

IN THE SURVEY, PARTICIPATING FIRMS WERE ASKED TO INDICATE WHETHER IN THEIR OPINION, THE GENERAL BUSINESS SITUATION AND LEVEL OF CAPACITY UTILIZATION HAD +IMPROVED+, +REMAINED THE SAME+ OR +DETERI ORATED* 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 WERE TABULATED AND ANALYSED.

THE SURVEY REPORT ALSO CONTAINS A SECTION ON BUSINESS PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED AND EXPECTED BY FIRMS IN DIFFERENT ECONOMIC SECTORS AND A BREAKDOWN OF VIEWS OF FIRMS BY SIZE GROUPS.

THE DEPARTMENT CAUTIONED THAT 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 OF 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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INTEREST ON TAX RESERVE CERTIFICATES REVISED

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THE NEW ANNUAL RATE OF INTEREST WILL NOW BE 3.36 PER CENT (TAX FREE) AS AGAINST THE CURRENT RATE OF 4.08 PER CENT (TAX FREE).

NOTICE OF THIS WAS PUBLISHED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE PUBLISHED ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 16).

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

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

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THE NEW RATE WILL APPLY TO ALL CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER AUGUST 19, 1986.

CPiTIFICATES WHICH WERE ISSUED BEFORE AUGUST 19, 1986 WILL CONTINUE TO EARN INTEREST AS FOLLOWS:

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

7.08% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 28, 1984 AND BEFORE JANUARY 16, 1985?

6.60% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 16, 1985 AND BEFORE JANUARY 30, 19855

5.52% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 30, 1985 AND BEFORE APRIL 3, 1985?

5.04% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER APRIL 3, 1985 AND BEFORE APRIL 24, 1985’

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

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

3.60% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JUNE 27, 1985 AND BEFORE JULY 17, 1985?

3.36% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JULY 17, 1985 AND BEFORE JULY 23, 1985?

2.76% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER JULY 23, 1985 AND BEFORE SEPTEMBER 4, 1985?

3.36% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 4, 1985 AND BEFORE APRIL 3, 1986?

4 32% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER APRIL 3, 1986 AND BEFORE MAY 14, 1986? AND

4.08% PER ANNUM FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED ON OR AFTER MAY 14, 1986 aND BEFORE AUGUST 19, 1986,

BUT ALWAYS SUBJECT TO THE GENERAL ACCRUE AFTER 36 COMPLETE MONTHS Wl

RULE THAT INTEREST CEASES TO THOUT SURRENDER FOR PAYMENT OF

TAX.

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EXAMPLE: 51 000 CERTIFICATES PURCHASED ON AUGUST 20, 1986, SEPTEMBER 20, 1986 AND OCTOBER 20, 1986 RESPECTIVELY, SURRENDER IN PAYMENT OF TAX DUE ON NOVEMBER 19, 1986 WILL HAVE INTEREST CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS -

ON 51 000, AUGUST 20, 1986 TO NOVEMBER 19, 1986 - 8.40

3 COMPLETE MONTHS AT 52.80 PER MONTH

ON $1 000, SEPTEMBER 20, 1986 TO NOVEMBER 19, 1986 - 5.60

2 COMPLETE MONTHS AT 52.80 PER MONTH

ON 51 000, OCTOBER 20, 1986 TO NOVEMBER 19, 1986 - 2.80

1 COMPLETE MONTH AT 52.80 PER MONTH —-----

516.80

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FOCUS ON PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS * * * * *

THE 1985 ACTION PROGRAMME REVIEW ON PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS WAS SUBMITTED TO THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY BOARD FOR INFORMATION AT ITS MEETING .TODAY (TUESDAY).

TAC MEMBERS NOTED THAT FURTHER PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN THE PROVISION OF PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES AND IN THE REMEDIAL MEASURES UNDERTAKEN AT PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS.

THE ANNUAL REVIEW, AS ADVISED BY THE STANDING CONFERENCE ON ROAD USE, HAS TAKEN ON A NEW FORMAT WITH A WIDENED SCOPE TO INCLUDE TRAFFIC ENGINEERING ASPECTS IN ADDITION TO THE AREA INVOLVING THE WORK OF THE ROAD SAFETY AND STANDARD DIVISION OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

THE REVIEW HAS ALSO BEEN SPLIT INTO INDIVIDUAL REPORTS COVERING EACH DISTRICT BOARD AREAS. COPIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL REPORTS HAVE BEEN SENT TO RESPECTIVE DISTRICT BOARDS FOR INFORMATION.

THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINT UNIT’S QUARTERLY REPORT FOR APRIL 1 TO JUNE 30, 1986, WAS ALSO TABLED AT THE MEETING.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1986

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CLOSURE ORDER ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES SOUGHT * * *

MOPE THAN A YEAR AFTER ISSUING A DEMOLITION ORDER, THE BUILDING AUTHOR;TY IS TO SEEK COURT HELP IN CLOSING ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE ROOF OF A BUILDING IN KOWLOON.

THE AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER AT KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON SEPTEMBER 30 FOR THE STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOF OVER 46-48, FUK LO TSUEN ROAD, KOWLOON CITY, WHICH IT INSTRCUTED OCCUPIERS TO DEMOLISH IN JULY LAST YEAR.

IT POSTED A NOTICE OF ITS INTENTION TO DO SO ON A CONSPICUOUS PART OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY REQUIRES THE COURT ORDER SO THAT DEMOLITION CAN TAKE PLACE WITHOUT DANGER TO OCCUPANTS OR MEMBERS CF THE PUBLIC. WORK ON DEMOLISHING THE STRUCTURES WILL START IMMEDIATELY THE CLOSURE ORDER HAS BEEN MADE.

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ENROLMENT OPEN FOR ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY SEMINAR

*****

SYMPOSIUM ON LABOUR RELATIONS FOR THF ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

IS UNIT of THE '•4B0ur

THE ONE-DAY EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 9.

IT AIMS TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR EMPLOYERS, MANAGERS AND TRADE UNIONISTS IN THE INDUSTRY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON ENLIGHTENED MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AND TO DISCUSS WAYS ON IMPROVING LABOUR RELATIONS.

A MEMBER OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD, DR LUI MING-WAH, WILL ADDRESS THE OPENING CEREMONY. OTHER GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE SENIOR CONSULTANT ON PUBLIC RELATIONS OF HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL, MR ANDY NG 5 VICE-CHAIRMAN OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES’ GENERAL UNION, MISS LI FUNG-YING; GROUP PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER OF ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LTD, MRS ESTHER HO; AND PERSONNEL MANAGER OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES LTD, MR PETER CHEUNG.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE PROBLEMS CONFRONTING ELECTRONICS WORKERS, AND THE DEVELOPMENT TRENDS, LABOUR RELATIONS AND PROVIDENT FUND SCHEMES IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY.

THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND ARE URGED TO CONTACT THE LABOUR RELATIONS PROMOTION UNIT ON 5-8523511 BY AUGUST 29.

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SEMINAR TO PROMOTE INVESTMENT IN YUEN LONG

*****

BUSINESSMEN AND EXECUTIVES OF LARGE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE EYEING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN YUEN LONG ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A SEMINAR TO BE HELD IN THE FAIRVIEW PARK COUNTRY CLUB FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM ON SEPTEMBER 5.

ENTITLED +MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT IN YUEN LONG A SUCCESS*, THE SEMINAR IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE FAIRVIEW PARK COUNTRY CLUB TO PROVIDE POTENTIAL INVESTORS TO THE DISTRICT WITH AN OVERALL PICTURE OF INVESTMENT CLIMATE.

IT WAS ALSO ORGANISED IN THE LIGHT OF THE GROWING ATTRACTION OF YUEN LONG TO INVESTORS WHICH WAS PROMPTED BY THE MANY MASSIVE PUBLIC DEVELOPMENTS TAKING PLACE IN THE DISTRICT SUCH AS THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM, THE TIN SHUI WAI NEW TOWN AND THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR WILL BE THE FORMER YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON, YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, DR TANG SIU-TONG', AND SENIOR OFFICER OF BARCLAYS BANK, MR ADOLPHUS WAN.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE +HOW IS YUEN LONG A GOOD PLACE FOR INVESTMENT*, +AREAS OF POTENTIAL INVESTMENT IN YUEN LONG*, AND +RUNNING AN EFFECTIVE BUSINESS*.

THOSE INTERESTED IN THE SEMINAR CAN CONTACT MISS MAGGIE SO OF THE FAIRVIEW PARK COUNTRY CLUB (TEL. 0-716333) OR MR THOMAS CHOW OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE (TEL. 0-792261).

HUNG SHUI KIU TO BECOME DISTRICT CENTRE

*****

MEMBERS OF THE TOWN PLANNING AND AREA DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE REVISED HUNG SHUI KIU LAYOUT PLAN AT A MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON.

UNDER THE GOVERNMENT’S BASE STRATEGY STUDY, HUNG SHUI KIJ WAS DESIGNATED AS A DISTRICT CENTRE IN THE YUEN LONG-TUEN MUN CORRIDOR AREA WHICH WOULD BECOME A FOCUS OF NEW DEVELOPMENT.

INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSALS WOULD BE A SYSTEM OF NEW ROADS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF HUNG SHUI KIU FROM CASTLE PEAK ROAD, MAKING IT A PUBLIC TRANSPORT CENTRE WITH AN LRT STOP AND A TRANSPORT TERMINUS FOR BUSES, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND TAXIS.

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ALS , NEW SHOPPING AND COMMERCIAL FACILITIES WOULD BE PROVIDED LN THE NORTHERN SIDE OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD AROUND THE FUTURE TOWN SQUARE.

AT TOMORROW’S MEETING, MEMBERS WOULD ALSO DISCUSS THE KAM TIN LAYOUT PLAN AND THE ROAD NETWORK IN TIN SHU I WAI NEW TOWN AND LINKS TO OTHER MAIN ROADS IN YUEN LONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TOWN PLANNING AND AREA DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD AT 3 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAMBERS, 13TH FLOOR, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILD । NG, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG.

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 22, HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 10 AM ON SEPTEMBER 5.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS DAYA BAY POWER PLANT * * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 21) TO DISCUSS VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT.

A PAPER CONTAINING VIEWS ON THE PROS AND CONS OF THE PLANT WILL ALSO BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

IN ADDITION, MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE TRAFFIC CONGEoTIjiv IN MAN KAM TO ROAD AND SUGGEST WAYS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

OTHER ITEMS TO BE DEALT WITH INCLUDE THE CAUSE AND WAYS TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF FIRES IN TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS IN THE DISTRICT- REPORTS FROM FIVE OF THE BOARD’S COMMITTEES, THE NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE AS WELL AS A REPORT ON THE WORK CF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 21) AT 9.30 AM AT THE NORTH DISTRICT CONFERENCE ROOM, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING. SIMULTANEOUS 4TERPRETATION SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE.

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INSPECTION OF PROBLEM BUILDINGS X * * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN

COMMITTEE, MR W.M. SULKE, WILL ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 21) TO TWO HYGIENE COMPLAINTS HAD BEEN RECEIVED.

COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN

LEAD A TEAM OF URBAN COUNCIL MEMBERS MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS WHERE NUMEROUS

THE OTHER COUNCILLORS ARE MR TONG KAM-BIU, DR RONALD LEUNG, AND MR WONG MAN-CHIU. THE TEAM WILL RECOMMEND WAYS TO IMPROVE THE STATE OF CLEANLINESS OF THE BUILDINGS IN KOWLOON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

ARRIVE AT NO. 1-41, FOR MEDIA

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISITS. THE COUNCILLORS WILL CHUNG MEI BUILDING IN TAI KOK TSUI AT 9.15 AM AND AT KIM SHIN LANE, CHEUNG SHA WAN, AT 10.30 AM. TRANSPORT REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE UC CHAMBERS,

EDINBURGH PLACE, AT 8.45 AM.

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YAU YAT TSUEN, TAI KOK TSUI TRAFFIC CHANGES

*****

TSEUK KIU STREET IN YAU YAT TSUEN WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO IMPROVE THE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION IN THE AREA STARTING 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 22).

MEANWHILE, TUNG CHAU STREET IN TAI KOK TSUI BETWEEN TONG l*EI ROAD AND WALNUT STREET WILL BE CLOSED FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM ON AUGUST 22 AND 23 FOR INSTALLING EQUIPMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE WEST KOWLOON CORRIDOR.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS ON TONG MEI ROAD HEADING FOR TUNG CHAU STREET NORTHBOUND SHOULD USE PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST, SYCAMORE STREET AND TAI KOK TSUI ROAD.

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CENTRAL, CAUSEWAY BAY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS

X K K

vehicles on gJLhan street in central, at its gilman°street

EXCEPT ON SUNDAYS

AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

VEHICLES SHOULD MAKE THE U-TURN AT THE ROUNDABOUT AT THE

EASTERN END OF PIER ROAD.

^JS£8E».Sb.

FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENTS REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES ................ 1

JUNE ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT......... 3

RESTRICTED ZONE FOR AIRPORT'S ARRIVALS FORECOURT ............ 7

CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS CONTINUES .......... 8

ILLEGAL ROOF STRUCTURE FACES DEMOLITION ..................... 8

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYEES' REPRESENTATIVES SOUGHT ........... 9

CHILDREN'S CHOIR VISITS HK PAVILION AT EXPO ................. 10

DB MEMBERS OFF TO EUROPE ON STUDY TOUR ...................... 10

DETAILS OF EYE-CARE CAMP AI® FOR ELDERLY .................... 11

LANTERN DESI® COMPETITION IN KNUN TONG ...................... 12

BUS SERVICES ON TAI PO ROAD RESUMES.......................... 12

CLINIC SERVICES FOR THE HOLIDAY.............................. 13

BRIEFING ON BUS ROUTE PROGRAMME ............................. 13

PROHIBITED ZONES SET UP IN WAN CHAI ......................... 14

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1986

1

CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT: REDRESS OF * * * * *

GRIEVANCES

THE GOVERNMENT IS INVITING THE VIEWS OF THE COMMUNITY ON THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING SYSTEMS FOR THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AND WHETHER, AND IN WHAT DIRECTION, CHANGES TO THESE SYSTEMS ARE THOUGHT TO 9E NEEDED.

IN A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES PUBLISHED TODAY (WEDNESDAY), PUBLIC VIEWS ARE SOUGHT ON WHETHER CHANGES TO THESE SYSTEMS ARE REQUIRED. SUCH CHANGES COULD INCLUDE IMPROVEMENTS OF EXISTING CHANNELS BY STRENGTHENING UMELCO, THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS AND DISTRICT BOARDS SECRETARIATS AND BY IMPROVING AND STRENGTHENING DEPARTMENTAL COMPLAINTS UNITS. THERE COULD ALSO BE TH* CREATION OF A +COMMISSI ONER FOR ADMINISTRATION* TYPE OF INSTITUTION.

IN ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE DOCUMENT AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY, MR ALAN SCOTT, SAID VIEWS FROM ALL SECTORS OF THE POPULATION WERE WELCOME AND SHOULD BE SENT TO THE PAS(CE) GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, LOWER ALBERT ROAD BEFORE THE END OF OCTOBER. VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THE MEDIA AND IN OTHER ARENAS WOULD ALSO BE CAREFULLY MONITORED.

MR SCOTT ADDED THAT THE GOVERNOR HAD MADE A COMMITMENT TO PUBLISH THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT DURING HIS ADDRESS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON OCTOBER 30, 1985.

THE DOCUMENT FIRST SETS OUT THE EXISTING SYSTEMS FOR THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY OF CHANNELS THROUGH WHICH MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC CAN COMPLAIN OR SEEK REDRESS AGAINST THE ACTION OR NON-ACTION OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

ALL DEPARTMENTS HAVE ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES TO INVESTIGATE AND ACT ON COMPLAINTS. THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT NOTES THAT +MOST COMPLAINANTS ARE SATISFIED WITH THE ACTION TAKEN, OR THE EXPLANATION GIVEN AT THIS DEPARTMENTAL LEVEL.*

WHEN A COMPLAINANT IS STILL NOT SATISFIED, HE OR SHE CAN TAKE THE COMPLAINT TO MEMBERS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE INSTITUTIONS (THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS, AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS). MANY OF THE LAWS OF HONG KONG PROVIDE FOR FORMAL APPEALS TO A WIDE VARIETY OF AUTHORITIES, BOARDS AND TRIBUNALS- OTHERS PROVIDE FOR THE RIGHT OF APPEAL TO THE GOVERNOR OR GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL AGAINST ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS.

A COMPLAINANT CAN ALSO PETITION THE GOVERNOR, THE SECRETARY OF STATE OR HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN.

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THERE IS A GROWING TENDENCY TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS THROUGH THE COURTS. THE COURT CAN SET ASIDE THE DECISION ON THE GROUNDS OF ILLEGALITY, IRRATIONALITY OR PROCEDURAL IMPROPRIETY. THE COURT MAY THEN ORDER THE AUTHORITY WHICH MADE THE ORIGINAL DECISION TO REVIEW THE DECISION, BUT IT WILL NOT DICTATE TO THE AUTHORITY WHAT THAT DECISION SHOULD BE.

THE DOCUMENT DESCRIBES THE WORK OF UMELCO IN HANDLING COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS. IN INVESTIGATING THESE UMELCO CAN CALL FOR THE RELEVANT PAPERS FROM GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND CAN QUESTION THE RESPONSIBLE PUBLIC OFFICERS IN PERSON. THEY ARE ABLE TO FOLLOW UP CASES THROUGH QUESTIONS ASKED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, OR TO SET UP THEIR OWN ENQUIRY.

WHEN THERE ARE POLICY IMPLICATIONS, THEY CAN BE PUT BEFORE THE RELEVANT UMELCO PANEL OR AN AD HOC GROUP CAN BE ESTABLISHED. THE DOCUMENT DESCRIBES UMELCO AS +THE APEX OF A PYRAMID OF AVENUES OF APPEALS*.

MEMBERS OF THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS RECEIVE COMPLAINTS AND REPRESENTATIONS. MOST OF THESE ARE RESOLVED SATISFACTORILY AT DISTRICT LEVEL BUT MEMBERS CAN TAKE FOLLOW-UP ACTION THROUGH THE MEETINGS OF THE COUNCILS OR THE BOARDS, OR BY TAKING THE CASE TO UMELCO.

OVER THE YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN STEADY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CHANNELS FOR THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. THE DOCUMENT ANTICIPATES THAT THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE +ESPECIALLY AS MEMBERS OF THE REPRESENTATIVE INSTITUTIONS BECOME MORE FAMILIAR WITH THE HANDLING OF COMPLAINTS AND THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES*.

HOWEVER, THERE HAVE BEEN PROPOSALS OVER THE YEARS FOR ADDITIONAL CHANNELS FOR THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES. IN MID-1985 IT WAS THOUGHT POSSIBLE THAT THE NEW TYPE OF UMELCO MEMBERS MIGHT FACE POSSIBLE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST BECAUSE OF THEIR IDENTIFICATION WITH PARTICULAR INTERESTS IN THEIR CONSTITUENCY.

IT WAS ALSO FEARED THAT THE INCREASING WORKLOAD OF UMELCO MEMBERS MIGHT PREVENT MEMBERS GIVING AS MUCH ATTENTION AS THEY WOULD WISH TO INDIVIDUAL CASES. IT HAS, HOWEVER, BECOME CLEAR BY THE END OF THE 1985-86 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION THAT THESE PROBLEMS HAVE NOT IN FACT BEEN REALISED.

THE DOCUMENT NEXT DESCRIBES A POSSIBLE ADDITION TO THE SYSTEM IN HONG KONG AND LOOKS AT CERTAIN ISSUES WHICH WOULD NEED TO BE CONSIDERED BEFORE THE DECISION TO ESTABLISH SUCH A CHANNEL COULD BE MADE.

THE PAPER POINTS OUT THAT WHILE COMMISSIONERS FOR ADMINISTRATION OR OMBUDSMEN EXIST ELSEWHERE, EACH INSTITUTION HAS ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE FEATURES ADAPTED TO THE COUNTRY CONCERNED, SO IT WOULD NOT BE WISE TO IMPORT SUCH A SYSTEM WHOLESALE INTO HONG KONG.

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THE DOCUMENT THEN DESCRIBES THE BROAD OUTLINES OF A POSSIBLE AUTHORITY HONG KONGs TO BE INDEPENDENT, WITH POWERS CONFERRED BY LAW, A’lD APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR. HE WOULD COVER GENERALLY THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE CITIZEN WITH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND PUBLIC BODIES, EXCEPT WHERE THEY ARE WITHIN THE COMPETENCE OF THE COUP'S. IF HE FOUND JUSTIFIABLE CAUSE FOR COMPLAINT, HE WOULD DEPORT HIS FINDINGS TO THE RELEVANT HEAD OF DEPARTMENT AND, IF NO REMEDY WERE FORTHCOMING, TO THE GOVERNOR.

THE PAPER OBSERVES THAT THE EXISTING SYSTEMS HAVE APPARENTLY HANDLED COMPLAINTS AND GRIEVANCES ACCEPTABLY FOR MANY YEARS. IF AN ADDITIONAL CHANNEL WERE TO BE ESTABLISHED +PEOPLE WOULD NEED TO BE SURE THAT IT WOULD ADD SIGNIFICANTLY ENOUGH THE EXISTING CHANNELS OR TO THOSE CHANNELS AS THEY MAY BE STRENGTHENED, TO JUSTIFY THE (NECESSARY) COST IN MONEY, MANPOWER, AND LEGISLATIVE TIME+.

IT WOULD ALSO BE NECESSARY TO CONSIDER THE RELATIONSHIP OF SUCH AN INSTITUTION TO THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM. THE PAPER POINTS OUT THAT THERE WILL BE A NEED TO REVIEW PETITIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND THE QUEEN AND THAT THERE MAY BE A CHANGE IN THE HANDLING OF PETITIONS TO THE GOVERNOR.

+IT MAY THEREFORE BE APPROPRIATE TO CONSIDER WHETHER THERE IS A NEED FOR A FURTHER CHANNEL OF REDRESS AT A LATER STAGE, WHEN THIS WILL BE CLEARER,+ THE DOCUMENT SAID.

COPIES OF THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES ARP AVAILABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, GPO BUILDING, CENTRAL.

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JUNE ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES OUT

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THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) IN THE 200 LARGEST FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR DECREASED IN JU.i 1986 COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SITUATION IN REGARD TO DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES VARIED, HOWEVER. A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN ORDERS-ON-HAND wAS REPORTED BY THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY. HOwEVER, THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY RECORDED A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THE VOLUME OF •ORDERS. SOME DECLINES WERE ALSO REPORTED BY MANUFACTURERS IN THE WEARING APPAREL AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIE^.

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COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, THERE WAS A GENERAL INCREASE IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR DUE MAINLY TO THE RECRUITMENT OF SUMMER WORKERS.

PAYROLL IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AS A WHOLE WAS STABLE. PER CAPi.A EARNINGS IN MOST INDUSTRIES HOWEVER DECREASED BECUASE LESS OVERTIME WORK WAS PERFORMED AFTER THE RECRUITMENT OF SUMMER WORKERS WHO HAD LOWER WAGES THAN REGULAR EMPLOYEES.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE FOOD AND DRINKS INDUSTRY REPORTED INCREASES IN BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS BECAUSE MORE OVERTIME WORK WAS PERFORMED DUE TO THE HIGH SEASONAL DEMAND FOR BEVERAGES.

THE NUMBER OF OPERATIVES ENGAGED IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DECREASED AS SOME PROJECTS WERE COMPLETED. ON THE OTHER HAND, A STABLE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION WAS REPORTED BY THE SERVICES SECTORS.

PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR DECLINED DUE TO LESS OVERTIME WORK, WHICH ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE DECLINE IN PAYROLL. HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REPORTED BY RESPONDENTS IN SOME SERVICES SECTORS DUE TO THE PAYMENT OF BONUSES AND SALARY REVISIT.

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 1986 IS ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, AND TuE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAI COMMERCIAL BUILDING, AT $1.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AT 3-7212854.

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A. 0RDERS-0N-HAND IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRY (M CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH) ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) FOR JUNE 1986

APR. 1986 MAY 1986 JUNE 1986

'.TEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR 3 3 -1 4.85

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL -1 -3 * 2.38

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 1 -4 -8 3.60

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 4 3 4 3.90

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 2 * -2 5.21

OTHERS -1 * 1 4.42

ALL ABOVE INDUSTRIES 2 1 ▼"< 1 1 1 4.43

B. EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS

PERSONS ENGAGED BY THE COMPANIES SURVEYED PER CAPITA EARNINGS PER CAPITA C A 0 M 1 M 0 Q

INDUSTRY/ APR. SERVICES 1986 (% CHANGE OVER THE MAY JUNE 1986 1986 PRECEDI APR. 1986 NG MONTH) FOR MAY JUNE JUNE 1986 1986 1986 HK$

MANUFACTURING * 2 3 1 1 2 -3 3 174

FOOD AND DRINKS -1 1 3 1 6 2 1 3 964

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR -1 1 X 1 4 -1 2 754

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TEXTILES,

EXCEPT WEAR ING APPAREL * * 1 -3 5 -2 3 346

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 8 7 -2 -3 -5 2 773

FABRI GATED METAL PRODUCTS 1 4 4 1 3 -4 2 751

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 1 2 6 3 1 -4 2 914

OTHERS -1 1 2 5 1 -4 4 383

CONSTRUCTION ** 1 -1 -1 4 2 -2 4 693

SERV ICES * * * 4 -3 2 5 321

BANKS * 3 2 3 5 43?

HOTELS -1 -1 * 17 -14 * 3 915

PUBL IC UTILITIES % % * 8 -5 * 5 591

OTHERS 1 1 * -3 -1 4 7 443

* CHANGES WITHIN +0.5%

** PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS

EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS NOT INCLUDED.

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-ESTRICTED ZONE FOR AIRPORT’S ARRIVALS FORECOURT * * * *

THE ARRIVALS FORECOURT OF THE AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL r. ILDIN3 WILL BE DESIGNATED FROM SEPTEMBER 1 AS A +24-H0UR NO STOPP'F- RESTRICTED ZONE + TO VEHICLES UNLESS AUTHORISED IN WRITING.'

THIS MEASURE IS TO ENHANCE TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THE ARRIVALS FORECOURT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CIVIL AVIATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

WITH ABOUT 14 000 AIR PASSENGERS ARRIVING DAILY, VEHICLE MOVEMENTS AT THE AIRPORT HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY, HE ADDED.

IN ADDITION, WITH WORK ON STAGE 5 DEVELOPMENT OF THE (ERM INAL BUILDING UNDERWAY SINCE LATE LAST YEAR, TOURIST 'NDUSTRY-RELATED TRANSPORT HAS BEEN DISPLACED FROM ITS ■REVIOUSLY ASSIGNED AREA.

FOR THIS REASON, KERBSIDE LOADING IN THE ARRIVALS FORECOURT ILL BE RESTRICTED TO TOURIST INDUSTRY-RELATED TRANSPORT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

IN THIS CONNECTION, FROM NEXT MONTH PRIVATE CARS WILL BE REQUIRED TO LOAD AND EXIT DIRECT FROM THE AIRPORT MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK, WHICH WAS DESIGNED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

TAXIS WILL CONTINUE TO LOAD AT THE TRANSPORT TERMINUS AND UNLOAD AT DEPARTURE LEVEL.

NO CHANGE TO DEPARTURE ARRANGEMENTS IS PROPOSED FOR THE TIME BEING. UNLOADING IS NOT PERMITTED AT THE ARRIVALS LEVEL.

HOWEVER, SPACE FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING WILL BE DESIGNATED FOR DISABLED PASSENGERS AT THE ARRIVALS LEVEL.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WITH THE COMMISSIONING OF THE STAGE 5 DEVELOPMENT IN 1988 , MORE KERBSIDE LOADING SPACE wILL BE AVAILABLE.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1936

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CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS CONTINUES * * * * *

ONLY HOURS AFTER HONG KONG WAS DECLARED CHOLERA FREE YESTERDAY STAFF FROM THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT MOVED INTO TEMPLE STREET IN YA MA TEI LAST NIGHT TO CONTINUE ITS CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS.

+E9EN THOUGH HONG KONG IS NOW CHOLERA FREE, WE WILL CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS AGAINST ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKING,+ SAID A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN TODAY.

DURING LAST NIGHT’S OPERATION, THE SPOKESMAN SAID, USD STAFF ARRESTED NINE ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS WHO HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH CAUSING OBSTRUCTION, ILLEGAL HAWKING AND SELLING OF RESTRICTED FOOD.

IN ADDITION, THE STAFF SEIZED AND REMOVED THREE LORRY-LOADS OF HAWKING PARAPHERNALIA.

A TOTAL OF 204 KILOGRAMMES OF FOOD WERE ALSO SEIZED AND DESTROYED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

MEANWHILE, THE DEPARTMENT REITERATED ITS WARNING TO THE PUBLIC AGAINST PATRONISING ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS.

+PEOPLE WHO PATRONISE ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD HAWKERS ARE PUTTING THEIR HEALTH AT RISK AND RUNNING THE RISK OF CONTRACTING FOOD-BORNE DISEASES, SUCH AS FOOD POISONING, DYSENTERY, TYPHOID AND VIRAL HEPATITIS,+ SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

+IN THESE TIMES OF BETTER ENLIGHTENMENT AMONG THE PUBLIC ON FOOD HYGIENE AND SAFETY, IT IS A CIVIC IRRESPONSIBILITY TO CONTINUE PATRONISING SUCH HAWKERS.+

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ILLEGAL ROOF STRUCTURE FACES DEMOLITION

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NOTICES WERE POSTED ON AN ILLEGAL ROOF STRUCTURE IN YUEN LONG TODAY (WEDNESDAY) INFORMING OCCUPANTS THAT THE BUILDING AUTHORITY INTENDS TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER FROM TSUEN WAN DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 24.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY WANTS TO CLOSE THE STRUCTURE, OVER FLAT +C+ ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF 25-29, KAU YUK ROAD, SO THAT IT CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE OCCUPANTS OR MEMBERS CF THE PUBLIC.

/A DEMOLITION ......

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1986

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A DEMOLITION ORDER WAS MADE ON THE STRUCTURE 20 MONTHS AGO, BUT THIS HAS BEEN IGNORED.

IT IS LIKELY THAT DEMOLITION WILL TAKE PLACE AS SOON AS THE COURT ORDER IS ISSUED.

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APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES SOUGHT

X * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS ISSUED LETTERS TO REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS INVITING THEM TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION AS EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES TO THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

ONCE ELECTED, CANDIDATES WILL BE APPOINTED TO THE BOARD FOR TWO YEARS FROM 1987.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID EACH REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNION MAY NOMINATE NOT MORE THAN FOUR CANDIDATES WHO MUST BE FULLY PAID-UP MEMBERS OF REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS.

+NOMINATIONS IN A SPECIFIED FORM SHOULD REACH THE DEPARTMENT ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 16, 1986,+ HE SAID.

+SHOULD THERE BE MORE THAN FOUR CANDIDATES NOMINATED BY THE UNIONS, AN ELECTION BY SECRET BALLOT WOULD TAKE PLACE IN LATE OCTOBER THIS YEAR,+ HE ADDED.

THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD IS A NON-STATUTORY BODY WHICH ADVISES THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR ON ALL LABOUR MATTERS INCLUDING LEGISLATION AND THE APPLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONVENTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

IT COMPRISES SIX EMPLOYERS’ REPRESENTATIVES AND SIX EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES, WITH THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR AS EX-OFFICIO CHAIRMAN.

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CHILDREN’S CHOIR VISITS HK PAVILION AT EXPO X * * *

THE HONG KONG CHILDREN’S CHOIR LISTENED TO THEIR OWN RECORDING OF THE THEME SONG FOR THE HONG KONG PRESENTATION YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WHEN THEY VISITED THE HONG KONG PAVILION AT THE 1986 WORLD EXPOSITION IN VANCOUVER, CANADA.

CONSISTING OF 56 SINGERS AND FOUR DANCERS, THE CHOIR IS ON A CANADIAN CONCERT TOUR, PERFORMING IN VANCOUVER, MONTREAL, OTTAWA AND TORONTO.

THE CHOIR MEMBERS, MET ON ARRIVAL BY PAVILION STAFF, WERE TOLD THAT OVER 870 000 VISITORS HAD HEARD THE THEME SONG AND IT WAS PLAYED 48 TIMES DAILY DURING THE MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION.

COMPOSED BY DOMING LAM FOR HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN EXPO, THE SONG DEPICTS HONG KONG AS A CITY OF WONDER, A CITY OF ACTION AND A CITY OF JOY.

IN THE AFTERNOON, THE CHOIR PRESENTED A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AT THE PLAZA OF NATIONS.

THE PLAZA WAS PACKED WITH EXPO VISITORS - SIMILAR TO JULY 18 WHEN HONG KONG CELEBRATED ITS SPECIAL DAY AT EXPO. THEY STARTED OFF THEIR PERFORMANCE WITH THE HONG KONG THEME SONG.

THEIR ACTIVITIES AT EXPO WERE RECORDED BY THE CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION FOR RELEASE IN THEIR EXPO TELEVISION SERIES CALLED +WORLDSTAGE+.

THE CHILDREN SPENT THE REST OF THE DAY AT EXPO, VISITING OTHER PAVILIONS AND EXHIBITIONS.

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DB MEMBERS OFF TO EUROPE ON STUDY TOUR X X * *

MEMBERS OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD AND DISTRICT OFFICE WILL LEAVE FOR EUROPE ON A TWO-WEEK STUDY TOUR THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 23).

LED BY KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK, THE 13-MEMBER GROUP WILL VISIT AMSTERDAM, ROTTERDAM, PARIS, LONDON AND MANCHESTER.

DURING THE TOUR, THEY WILL MEET GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND LOCAL DIGNITARIES TO LEARN OF MATTERS RELATING TO TOWN PLANNING, COMMUNITY BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPROVEMENTS.

/THB TOUR

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1986

THE TOUR WILL ENABLE MEMBERS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION IN THOSE COUNTRIES.

THEY WILL VISIT WASTE DISPOSAL INSTALLATIONS IN AMSTERDAM AND RIJNMOND, AND CONTAINER TERMINALS AT ROTTERDAM.

IN LONDON, THEY WILL CALL AT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE AND IN MANCHESTER WILL VISIT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AS WELL AS MEETING THE CHINESE COMMUNITY THERE.

THE GROUP WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 6.

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DETAILS OF EYE-CARE CAMPAIGN FOR ELDERLY

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A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ELDERLY EYE-CARE CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 22) AT 3 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF TUNG WAH MUSEUM AT KWONG WAH HOSPITAL, WATERLOO ROAD.

PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, MR ROBERT CHAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR YUEN CHAU, CHAIRMAN OF WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, MR LI YUK-WA, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION, MR TANG WAI-PONG.

THE CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, AND CO-ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3 PM ON FRIDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF TUNG WAH MUSEUM AT KWONG WAH HOSPITAL, WATERLOO ROAD.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1986

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LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION IN KWUN TONG

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RESIDENTS IN KWUN TONG ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN A LANTERN-DESIGN COMPETITION.

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT CULTURE AND RECREATION PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, AND SPONSORED BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD AND URBAN COUNCIL.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION WAS TO PROMOTE RESIDENTS’ ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE ^^^OMING MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL AND THEIR INTEREST IN TRADITIONAL HANDICRAFT.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE IN TWO SECTIONS - ONE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND THE OTHER FOR GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE COMPETITION ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS SEPTEMBER 15.

THE WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT A MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL TO BE HELD AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATION GROUND ON SEPTEMBER 19.

BUS SERVICES ON TAI PO ROAD RESUMES

* * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT WITH THE PARTIAL COMPLETION OF ROAD WORKS, TAI PO ROAD (TAI PO KAU SECTION) WILL RE-OPEN FOR SINGLE LANE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 23).

AS A RESULT, KMB ROUTES 69, 70, 72. 72A, 72B AND 74A WILL RESUME NORMAL ROUTE INGS AT TAI PO ROAD (TAI PO KAU SECTION) THE SAME DAY.

SH.TlNATCET^R?tHfur?eJN^SS^5l^|BpU§ mTEA^ST2EPE^r4GLB^^

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CLINIC SERVICES FOR THE HOLIDAY *****

■ EIGHT GOVERNMENT OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WILL STAY OPEN ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 24) AND MONDAY (AUGUST 25) WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY. HOWEVER, THEY WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 23).

* ■ • / »

THE CLINICS WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 9 AM AND 1 PM ON THE T^O DAYS.

THE EIGHT CLINICS ARE THE VIOLET PEEL POLYCLINIC AND SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC ON HONG KONG ISLAND} THE KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE, ROBERT BLACK HEALTH CENTRE AND YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC IN KOWLOON? THE LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE AND SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

OTHER OUT-PATIENT AND EVENING CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED.

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BRIEFING ON BUS ROUTE PROGRAMME

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CHAPMAN OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, DR STEPHEN TANG LUNG-WAI, WILL BRIEF THE MEDIA ON THE DRAFT 1987-88 KMB ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR TAI PO DISTRICT.

THE BRIEFING WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152-rl72 KWONG FUK ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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PROHIBITED ZONES SET UP IN WAN CHAI

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THE PROHIBITED ZONE ON THE SECTION OF BURROWS STREET BETWEEN JOHNSTON ROAD AND WAN CHAI ROAD WILL BE EXTENDED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 22) FOR ABOUT SIX MORE WEEKS FOR ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

VEHICLES WITH PERMITTED GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT EXCEEDING FOUR TONNES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE AREA.

A NUMBER OF EXISTING PROHIBITED ZONES ON JOHNSTON ROAD WILL ALSO BE LIFTED.

THESE ARE:

* AN EIGHT-METRE SECTION OF TRAM LANE AT JUNCTION WITH GRESSON STREETi

* A 14-METRE SECTION OF TRAM LANE AT JUNCTION WITH LUN FAT STREET?

* A 12-METER SECTION OF TRAM LANE AT JUNCTION WITH TAI WONG STREET EAST?

* A TEN-METRE SECTION OF TRAM LANE AT JUNCTION WITH LEE TUNG STREET?

* A TEN-METRE SECTION OF TRAM LANE AT JUNCTION WITH SPRING GARDEN LANE? AND

* A 13-METRE SECTION OF TRAM LANE AT JUNCTION WITH STONE NULLAH LANE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

IMPORTED CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED ................................ 1

FIRST QUARTER INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INDEX PUBLISHED ............ 1

HALF-YEARLY AIR MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS OUT ............... 5

GOVERNOR RETURNING ............................................. 9

FS MEETS THE PRESS .............................................. 10

OWNER FINED FOR EMPLOYING WOMEN ON REST DAY ................... 10

COUNCILLORS INSPECT FILTHY BUILDINGS ........................... 11

MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPAIGN CLOSES ....................... 12

WINNING CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY ON EXHIBITION ..................... 13

PUTONGHUA FOR JOURNALISTS COURSE OFFERED ...................... 13

DISCUSSION OF YOUTH CENTRE SERVICES ........................... 1A

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1936

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IMPORTED CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) CONFIRMED ONE IMPORTED CHOLERA CASE. THE PATIENT IS A 52-YEAR-OLD FEMALE RESIDENT IN HUNG HOM, WHO RETURNED FROM CHINA ON AUGUST 15.

SHE WAS ADMITTED TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL ON AUGUST 19, SUFFERING FROM DIARRHOEA. SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL THE FOLLOWING DAY. HER CONDITION IS SATISFACTORY.

+CHOLERA IS ENDEMIC IN OF THIS DISEASE IS EXPECTED SPOKESMAN SAID.

THIS PART OF FROM TIME TO

THE WORLD AND RECURRENCE TIME,+ A DEPARTMENT

+MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE REMINDED TO MAINTAIN THEIR EFFORTS IN KEEPING THEIR FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT CLEAN AND IN PRACTISING STRICT PERSONAL HYGIENE,+ HE ADDED.

MEANWHILE UP TO 4 PM TODAY. A TOTAL OF 365 PEOPLE RECEIVED INOCULATION AT THE EIGHT VACCINATION CENTRES AND PORT HEALTH

CFF ICES.

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FIRST QUARTER INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION INDEX PUBLISHED X X X X X

THE INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986, AT 116.8, WAS 7.3 POINTS OR 6.7 PER CENT HIGHER THAN THAT IN THE SAME QUARTER OF 1985, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE FIRST QUARTER IS NORMALLY A SEASONAL LOW FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION BECAUSE MOST WORKERS TAKE THEIR ANNUAL LEAVE DURING THE CHINESE NEW YEAR. COMPARING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 WITH THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1985, THE INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION DECLINED BY 21.1 POINTS OR 15.3 PER CENT.

THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN PRODUCTION OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WAS RECORDED IN LEATHER PRODUCTS AND FOOTWEAR (+47.5 PER CENT). THE TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY ALSO SHOWED A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE (+37.8 PER CENT) AS MORE PRODUCTION WAS CARRIED OUT IN THE RENOVATION AND REPAIRING OF SHIPS.

THE OTHER INDUSTRIES WITH AN INCREASE IN PRODUCTION OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 INCLUDED PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT, PHOTOGRAPHIC AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+25.6 PER CENT); TEXTILES ( + 17.5 PER CENT); NON-ELECTRI CAL MACHINERY ( + 13.1 PER CENT); BASIC METALS ( + 12.8 PER CENT) ; NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS (+12.1 PER CENT); FOOD (+11.2 PER CENT) AND BEVERAGES (+11.0 PER CENT).

/HOtfEtfER, A .......

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HOWEVER, A FEW INDUSTRIES REPORTED A DECLINE IN PRODUCTION OVER THE SAME PERIOD, INCLUDING ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PARTS, ACCESSORIES AND MACHINERY (-13.2 PER CENT) AND RUBBER PRODUCTS (-12.1 PER CENT).

COMPARING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 WITH THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1985, THE ONLY INDUSTRIES REPORTING AN INCREASE IN PRODUCTION '.'.ERE TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (+34-.9 PER CENT) AND LEA~HER PRODUCTS AND FOOTWEAR (+4.8 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, MANY INDUSTRIES RECORDED , DECLINE IN PRODUCTION OVER THE SAME PERIOD. THE more SIGNIF CANT DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN RUBBER PRODUCTS (-32.4 PER CENT) ; TEXTILES (-28.3 PER CENT); FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, EXCEPT MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (-26.0 PER CENT) ; BASIC METALS (-23.5 PER CENT) AND TOBACCO (-20.2 PER CENT).

IN RELEASING THESE FIGURES, A DEPARTMENT SPOPESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION IS PRIMARILY INTENDED TO REFLECT THE LEVELS AND TRENDS OF OUTPUT IN REAL TERMS. IN OTHER WORDS, THE VOLUME OF PRODUCTION IS MEASURED AFTER REMOVING THE EFFECT OF PRICE CHANGES.

TWO TABLES ON THE mjflPTEOLY INDEXES GF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1RR6 SHO'.', A SUMMARY TABLE FOR BROAD INDUSTRY GROUPS, AND GIVES MORE DETAILED INDUSTRY BREAKDOWNS.

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE +REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY INDEX OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, FIRST QUARTER 1986+.

THE PUBLICATION IS ON SALE AT S3 A COPY FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING Dnn^^ATTnRLACE’ 0R AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ’ VD?hiCRnlnNrc^TOAi C°UoJER’ KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL. REGULAR SUBSCRIPTION MAY ALSO BE ARRANGED.

■ MntloTo?Tf1EnnENQUIRIES AB0UT THE SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE ItTeJIJhONE NUMBER >7^4504^ ™E CE"S“S ’ND STAT'ST,CS »EP‘R™E"T

/Table 1

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1986

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Table 1

Summary table of quarterly Indexes of Industrial production by broad industry group, Lac quarter 1983 to 1st quarter 1986

(1981 - 100)

Broad Industry group Weight 1983 1984 1985 1983 1984 1985 1986

10 2Q 3Q 4Q IQ 2Q 30 <0 10 20 3Q 4Q 10

1. Food, beverages and tobacco 34.8 110.9 119.0 138.5 94.5 105.0 121.5 122.6 102.9 122.8 126.6 12 .6 125.6 133.6 145.1 149.7 136.7

2. •fearing apparel, except lcnltwear and footwent 251.3 106.0 113.8 105.0 89.6 109.8 108.8 115.6 104.3 114.1 115.9 12< .7 95.3 97.1 104.6 122.8 102.5

3. Textile* (including <nftcing) 127.4 103.5 115.0 U9. h 76.6 109.3 117.1 110.8 99.6 119.5 120.7 12< .1 85.9 1 1 9 .6 H 2.3 140.7 100.9

4. Paper products and print lag 61.3 133.1 157.1 156.8 (10.5 132.3 148.0 141.7 121.4 160.2 177.4 16$ .3 139.2 157.9 l».l.*» »M»,5 141.0

5. Oitmtcal, rubber, plastic, and non-Tv?t»1llc ntneral products 110.0 120.8 160.3 160.5 92.<» 129.5 138.3 122.6 113.2 153.0 199.9 .1 134.6 163.9 183.0 160.5 134.8

6. Basic metals, fabricated -natal products and nonelectrical machinery 104.1 105.1 132.2 130.8 90.3 106.6 112.1 111.2 113.1 139.1 151.9 124 .8 108.1 140.5 136.2 138.2 107 .4

7. Electrical and electronic products, professtonal equipnent and optical grxide 216.2 123.2 133.5 128.9 93.6 123.5 133.5 142.2 109.3 126.7 143.0 155.| 118.8 129.1 129.7 133.1 126.1

3. Miscellaneous aanufacCuring industries 94.9 117.6 154.6 114.1 98.0 112.4 118.4 141.6 119.1 145.1 168.3 185.8 104.5 105.7 121.8 124.5 121.1

All -Mnufacturlng industries 1000.0 113.9 132.0 126.0 91.5 116.0 122.5 125.4 109.1 130.5 144.5 143.7 109.5 124.6 132.1 137.S' • 116.8

/Table 2

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Table 2 Quarterly Indexes of Industrial production by industry group, ______________________ 1st quarter 1983 to 1st quarter 1986_______________________

(1981 - 100)

Industry group Weight 1983 1984 1985 1983 1984 1985 1986

IQ 2Q 3Q 4Q IQ 2Q 3Q Q IQ 2Q 3Q 4Q IQ

1.1 Food 20.5 120.5 119.1 135.4 106.3 110.3 126.3 139.2 108.3 123.5 121.9 12 .6 128.9 129.9 135.1 147.8 143.4

1.2 Beverage 9.6 98.0 109.5 107 .6 61.9 106.6 128.3 95.1 74.7 124.4 140.2 9. .5 80.7 112.8 134.6 102.2 89.6

1.3 Tobacco 4.7 95.3 137.9 215.1 109.4 78.9 86.5 106.4 137.1 116.3 119.2 171 .9 203.2 191.9 209.8 255.3 203.8

2 Wearing apparel, except knitwear and footwear 251.3 106.0 113.8 105.0 89.6 109.8 108.8 115.6 104.3 114.1 115.9 12' .7 95.3 97.1 104.6 122.8 102.5

3 Textiles (including knitting) 127.4 103.5 115.0 119.6 76.6 109.3 117.1 110.8 99.6 119.5 120.7 12 .1 85.9 119.6 132.3 140.7 100.9

4.1 Paper and paper products 11.9 182.5 240.2 223.8 143.7 187.7 191.0 207.6 190.9 255.7 270.9 24 .4 187.6 232.4 263.2 212.1 187.8

4.2 Newspaper printing, job printing and ocher printing 49.4 121.2 137.1 140.7 102.5 118.9 137.7 125.8 104.7 137.2 154.9 15 .5 127.6 140.0 139.5 155.5 129.7

5.1 Chemicals and chemical products 15.1 125.3 133.2 160.5 105.2 132.2 131.0 132.7 124.8 116.3 147.9 14 .h 148.5 153.9 164.5 175.1 152.1

5.2 Rubber products 3.2 134.6 150.4 122.4 103.3 121.6 140.1 173.3 108.5 141.1 158.3 19 .7 99.6 144.1 116.5 129.4 87.5

5.3 Plastic products 81.1 121.1 174.0 169.7 89.6 132.0 143.3 119.3 114.0 168.0 225.0 18 '.1 139.0 174.0 199.6 166.0 137.6

5.4 Non-metallie mineral products 10.6 108.5 97.0 102.2 97.9 108.4 109.8 117.7 91.8 93.7 94.9 10 .4 91.6 107.2 102.9 107.2 102.7

6.1 Basic metals 9.0 109.7 98.1 89.9 97.4 112.6 119.5 109.1 94.4 99.8 97.7 10 - .4 70.3 89.8 95.7 103.7 79.3

6.2 Fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment 77.0 95.9 138.1 133.2 81.5 94.8 104 .2 103.0 114.1 146.9 165.9 12 >.6 110.0 142.8 i 39.0 140.9 104.3

6.3 Michi aery, except electrical 18.1 141.9 124.2 140.7 124.1 154.1 142.3 147.1 118.4 125.2 119.5 13 1.6 118.8 155.7 144.3 144.0 134.4

7.1 Consumer electrical and electronic products 103.2 113.1 150.0 134.9 93.4 107.9 123.1 128.0 116.0 134.3 164.6 18 >.2 128.9 138.2 124.7 14 7.6 135.2

7.2 Electrical and electronic parts, accessories and machinery 60.3 114.3 105.0 99.8 78.4 118.5 123.1 137.0 87.5 105.8 110.8 US.9 95.6 101.6 107.7 94.4 83.0

7.3 Professional and scientific equipment, photographic and optical goods, watches and clocks 52.7 153.2 133.8 150.6 111.3 159.6 165.9 176.1 121.1 135.8 137.5 14-J.9 125.5 142.7 164.8 169.4 157.6

8.1 Leather products and footwear (except rubber, plastic and wooden footwear) 12.2 72.8 67.9 66.4 51.4 70.8 74.5 94.4 60.7 74.3 65.2 71.3 50.3 69.8 74.5 70.8 74.2

8.2 Wood and cork products, and furniture and fixtures (except primarily of metal) 18.5 83.1 83.7 86.9 69.9 87.5 85.4 89.7 85.1 81.8 85.0 83.0 87.9 83.3 83.6 92.8 86.0

8.3 Transport equipment 27.0 98.5 133.2 113.0 83.8 95.0 98.0 117.2 111.7 118.4 155.3 147.5 109.2 112.6 118.4 til.6 150.5

8.4 Miscellaneous manufacturing industries, n.e.c. 37.2 163.3 233.8 144.3 137.5 151.0 164.1 200.5 160.6 219.2 252.9 302.3 127.2 123.7 158.8 167.3 132.7

All manufacturing industries 1000.0 113.9 132.0 126.0 91.5 116.0 122.5 125.4 109.1 130.5 144.5 143.7 109.5 124.6 132.1 137.9 116.8

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HALF-YEARLY AIR MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS OUT

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AL MERCHANDISE TRADE BY AIR FOR THE Fl RSI HALF OF 1986, ; 553 777 MILLION, INCREASED BY 17 PER CENT AS COMPARED T< SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO SUMMARY STATISTICS ON /.’BORNE MERCHANDISE TRADE RELEASED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1936, 28 PER CENT OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS, 21 ■ OR CENT OF IMPORTS AND 19 PER CENT OF RE-EXPORTS, ALL BY VAL1 -, WERE CARRIED BY AIR. IN TERMS OF WEIGHT, AIRBORNE IMPORTS AMOUNTED TO 130 194 TONNES OR 0.5 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL IMPORT TONNAGE, WHILE TOTAL AIRBORNE EXPORT’S TOTALLED 14’ 518 TONNES OR ",5 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL EXPORT TONNAGE.

CHANGES IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO MAJOR MARKETS ARE GIVE' IN TABLE 1.

ANALYSED BY COMMODITY CATEGORIES, INCREASES N AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS WERE RECORDED MAINLY IN CLOTHING (BY $1 848 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT); PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (3' $691 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT); OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $574 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT) AS WEL. AS ISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS (BY $321 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN VALUE WERE RECORDED IN METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $268 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT); POWER GENERATING ■■•ACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (BY $9 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT) AS WELL AS METALWORKING MACHINERY (BY $8 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT).

FURTHER ANALYSIS BY COUNTRY WITHIN COMMODITY CATEGORIES REVEALED INCREASES IN AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF CLOTHING TO THE U.S. (BY $748 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $378 MILLION OR 77 PER CENT)’ PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS TO THE U.S. (BY $134 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $89 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT); OFFICE MACHINES AMD AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT TO THE U.S. (BY $313 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITHS’ AND SILVERSMITHS’ WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES, OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS TO THE U.S. (BY 396 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT).

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HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN METALLIFEFOUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP TO THE UNITED KINGDOM (BY $200 MILLION OR 92 PER CENT) AMD THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $77 h ILLI ON OR 87 PER CENT); POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT TO THE U S (BY s18 MILLION OR 51 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ME'ALWORKING MACHINERY TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA (BY $4 MILLION (R 76 PER CENT).

AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM MAJOR SUPPLIERS ARE PRESENTED IN TABLE 2.

INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR AIRBORNE IMPORT! OF PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $1 107 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT;; NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY Bl 036 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT)’ ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (3Y 3418 MILLION OR 8 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CLOTHING (BY $224 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT).

IN CONTRAST, DECREASES WERE NOTED IN IMPORTS OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT ( !Y $992 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT)’ POWER GENERATING MACHINER" AND EQUIPMENT (BY $114 MILLION OR 38 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (B ' $70 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS FROM SWITZERLAND (BY $514 MILLION OR 72 PER CENT) AND JAPAN (BY $471 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT); NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES FROM ISRAEL (BY $278 MILLION )R 51 PER CENT) AND INDIA (BY $259 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF FROM MALAYSIA WEST (BY 8241 MILLION OR 153 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CLOTHING FROM ITALY (BY $59 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED “OR AIRBORNE IMPORTS OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT FROM THE U.S. (BY $342 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT) AND JAPAN (BY $248 MILLION OR 59 PER CENT); POWER GENERATING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT FROM THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $55 MILLION OR 92 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MACHINERY SPECIALISED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES FROM THE U.S. (BY $76 MILLION OR 60 PER CENT).

AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 3.

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I/. SES IN VALUE OF AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS WERE REGISTERED FOR CLO'ii-G (BY $647 MILLION OR 119 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL VCHINERV. APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY 3405 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT); NON-METALLIC MINERAL 'J" 'STURES (BY 3104 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TELECO' ''JL i CATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY 5101 MILLION OR 37 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS, AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $72 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT); CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS (Bl $42 MILLION OR 15 ’ER CENT) AS WELL AS ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY 326 MILLION OR 84 JER CENT).

INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR AIRBORNE RE-EXPCRTS OF CLOTHING TO THE U.S. (BY $556 MILLION OR 148 PER CENT) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $27 MILLION OR 113 PER CENT); ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF TO TAIWAN (BY $287 MILLIOI OR 53 PER CENT) AND THE REPUBLIC 0^ KOREA (BY 5220 MILLICN OR 87 PER CENT); NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES TO JAF AN (BY '>68 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT TO CHINA (BY $42 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN AIRBORNE >E-EXPORTS OF FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS, AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF TO TAIWAN (BY $88 MILLION OR 50 PER CENT) AND SINGAPORE (BY 312 MILLION OR 84 PER CENT)’ CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS TO CHINA (BY $27 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS TO JAPAN (BY $21 MILLION OR 99 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE, JUNE 1986+ ON SALE AT TIE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $13.50 PER COPY IN EARLY SEPTEMBER.

ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON 5-444436.

TABLE 1: AIRBORNE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN-JUN 1986 ($MN.) JAN-JUN 1985 ($MN.) INCREASE ($MN.) PERCENTAGE INCREASE (16)

U.S.A. 9 191 7 751 1 440 19

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 6^7 1 057 600 57

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JAPAN 1 303 1 302 301 30

U.K. 917 769 147 19

CANADA 565 426 139 33

FRANCE 441 255 186 73

SWITZERLAND 438 306 131 43

SINGAPORE 413 333 79 24

NETHERLANDS 3q5 366 29 8

AUSTRALIA 218 213 6 3

TABLE 2: AIRBORNE IMPORTS FROM TEN MAJOR SUPP-IERS

MAJOR SUPPLIER JAN-JUN 1986 ($MN.) JAN-JUN 1985 (*MN.) INCREASE ($MN.) PERCENTAGE INCREASE (%)

JAPAN 5 82^ 5 339 487 9

U.S.A. 4 912 5 275 -364 -7

SWITZERLAND 1 746 1 126 621 55

U.K. 1 349 1 342 7 1

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 125 1 112 12 1

TAIWAN 1 378 1 086 -8 -1

SINGAPORE 1 037 1 008 29 3

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 866 800 66 8

ITALY 856 758 97 13

ISRAEL 837 570 266 47

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TABLE 3: AIRBORNE RE-EXPORTS TO TEN MAJOR MARKETS

MAJOR MARKET JAN-JUN 1986 ($MN.) JAN-JUN 1985 ( SMN .) INCREASE ($MN.) PERCENTAGE INCREASE w

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U.S.A. 2 159 1 782 378 21

TAIWAN 1 426 1 136 291 26

JAPAN 1 120 821 299 36

CHINA 934 1 086 -152 -14

SINGAPORE 842 753 89 12

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 704 426 279 65

U.K. 284 171 113 66

F.R. OF GERMANY 24<A 152 97 64

SWITZERLAND 192 191 1 1

INDIA 177 174 3 2

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GOVERNOR RETURNING * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, 'ILL BE RETURNING FROM LONDON ON BR 382 AT 5.55 PM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 23).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER HIS IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM BY HAND TO ASSIST.

WILL BE ARRANGED FOR MEDIA ARRIVAL. THEY SHOULD ASSEMBLE 5 PM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1986

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FS MEETS THE PRESS

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, WILL MEET THE PRESS ON DEVELOPMENTS OF THE TERRITORY’S FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC SECTORS IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, AT 3.30 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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OWNER FINED FOR EMPLOYING ..OMEN ON REST DAY * * * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) PROPRIETORS THAT IT IS AN OFFENCE TO EMPLOY PERSONS TO WORK ON SPECIFIED REST DAY.

REMINDED FACTORY WOMEN AND YOUNG

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE OWNER OF A GARMENT FACTORY WAS RECENTLY FINED $5 030 BY A TSUEN wAN MAGISTRATE FOR EMPLOYING 26 WOMEN ON A SUNDAY WHICH wAS THEIR SPECIFIED REST DAY.

+THE FINE IMPOSED WAS THE MAXIMUM PENALTY LAID DOWN UNDER THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS,+ HE SAID.

UNDER THE REGULATIONS, WOMEN aND YOUNG PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 EMPLOYED IN INDUSTRY ARE ENTITLED TO A DAY OFF EVERY WEEK AND ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WORK ON THAT DAY.

+THE REST DAY SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED UNLESS THE EMPLOYER HAS SERVED ON THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR A NOTICE OF CHANGE OF REST DAY, OF HIS INTENTION TO MAKE SUCH CHANGE 48 HOURS BEFORE IT COMES INTO OPERATION,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THE REGULATIONS ALSO STIPULATE THAT SUCH CHANGE SHOULD NOT BE MADE MORE THAN ONCE IN EVERY MONTH, EXCEPT WITH THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR.*

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COUNCILLORS INSPECT

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FILTHY BUILDINGS * *

JLTI-STOREY BUILDINGS IN KOWLOON WITH REPUTATIONS FOR CAME UNDER SCRUTINY TODAY (THURSDAY) BY A TEAM OF

URBAN COU JiLLORS LED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE UC KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN COMMITTEE, MR W.M. SULKE.

INSPECTING THE CHUNG MEI BUILDING IN TAI KOK TSUI AND NO l-'-l KIM SHIN LANE IN CHEUNG SHA WAN TOGETHER WITH MR SULKE .7RE DR RONALD LEUNG AND MR TONG KAM-BIU.

THE COUNCILLORS INVESTIGATED BOTH BUILDINGS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM IN AN EFFORT TO SUGGEST IMPROVEMENTS.

THE CHUNG MEI BUILDING, THEY IDENTIFIED DEFECTIVE PIPES AND AN ACCUMULATION OF REFUSE IN LIGHT WELLS AS THE MOST SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

DEFECTIVE DRAINAGE, ACCUMULATION OF REFUSE ON CANOPIES AND OBSTRUCTED PASSAGEWAYS WERE SEEN AS NUISANCE REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION AT NO. 1-41 KIM SHIN LANE.

URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT DISTRICT HYGIENE STAFF HAVE ISSUED NOTICES TO RESIDENTS OF BOTH BUILDINGS TO CLEAR REFUSE OFF CANOPIES AND EVEN ENCOURAGED VOLUNTEERS TO CLEAN UP THE COMMON AREAS.

BUT A USD SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WAS A LIMIT TO WHAT COULD BE DONE BY THE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THE BUILDINGS WERE PRIVATE PROPERTY.

+IT’S REALLY UP TO RESIDENTS TO BE MORE CIVIC-MINDED AND NOT LITTER IF THEY WANT A CLEANER PLACE TO LIVE,+ HE POINTED OUT.

YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), MR SULKE AND MR TONG VISITED SOUTHERN BUILDING IN NORTH POINT AND TAK LEE BUILDING IN QUARRY BAY, TWO MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS WITH SIMILAR ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS.

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MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPAIGN CLOSES *****

A CARNIVAL WILL MARK THE CLOSING OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT PENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 24) AFTERNOON IN THE SHAN KING ESTATE FOOTBALL PITCH.

FEATURING GAMES STALLS ORGANISED BY MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, YOUTH CENTRES, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, AND SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT, THE CARNIVAL WILL ALSO INCLUDE A DRAMA PERFORMANCE, MAGIC AND ACROBATIC SHOWS, AND SINGING PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR ARTISTES.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO WINNERS OF THE STALL DESIGN AND DECORATION COMPETITIONS, AND THOSE OF A CROSSWORD PUZZLE COMPETITION.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A PHOTO EXHIBITION ON THE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES HELD DURING THE CAMPAIGN FROM MAY TO AUGUST, WHICH INCLUDED EXHIBITIONS, SEMINARS, SLIDE AND VIDEO SHOWS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS aT REHABILITATION UNITS FOR FORMER MENTAL PATIENTS IN TUEN MUN.

THE CAMPAIGN, AIMED AT STRENGTHENING LOCAL RESIDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF FORMER MENTAL PATIENTS, WAS ORGANISED BY AN AD HOC COMMITTEE COMPRISING REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE AND OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, THE DISTRICT BOARD AND WELFARE ORGANISATIONS.

CHAIRMAN OF THE TUEN MUN AD HOC COMMITTEE ON MENTAL HEALTH, PR CHAN CHE-HIM, VICE-CHAIRMAN, MR SO SHIU-SHING, ASSISTANT TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDWARD YAU, LOCAL LEADERS AND DISTRICT BOARD PEMBERS WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION CAMPAIGN AT 2 PM ON SUNDAY IN THE FOOTBALL PITCH (BETWEEN KING MEI HOUSE AND KING YIP HOUSE) OF SHAN KING ESTATE IN MING KUM ROAD, TUEN MUN.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1986

WINNING CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY ON EXHIBITION * * X X *

THE WORKS OF WINNERS OF THE CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL BE ON DISPLAY FROM SATURDAY (AUGUST 23) AT THE EXHIBITION HALL OF THE ABERDEEN CIVIC CENTRE, FIFTH”FLOOR, ABERDEEN MARKET COMPLEX, NO. 203 ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD.

THE EXHIBITION IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD.

+IT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BETWEEN 10 AM AND 6 PM FROM AUGUST 23 TO 26, AND ADMISSION IS FREE,* A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+A CALLIGRAPHY COMPETITION WAS HELD LAST MONTH TO PROMOTE CHINESE ART AMONG LOCAL YOUNG PEOPLE AND HAv ATTRACTED SOME 300 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS EITHER STUDYING OR LIVING IN THE DISTRICT ,+ HE SAID.

+IT WAS DIVIDED INTO SEVEN SECTIONS COVERING DIFFERENT STYLES OF CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY, SUCH AS BRUSH WRITING, PEN WRITING AND BALL-POINT PEN WRITING,* HE SAID.

+APART FROM DISPLAYING WINNING ENTRIES, THE EXHIBITION WILL ALSO FEATURE THE WORKS OF SIX WELL-KNOWN LOCAL CALL I GRAPH I STS WHO WERE ADJUDICATORS OF THE COMPETITI ON, + THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO WINNERS AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY AT 2.30 PM ON SATURDAY AT ’HE EXHIBITION VENUE. OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER OF SOUTHERN, MISS OLIVIA NIP, SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN, MRS SO CHOW YIM-PING, AND SOUTHERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE VICE-CHAIRMAN, MR JASPER LAM.

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PUTONGHUA FOR JOURNALISTS COURSE OFFERED * * * *

JOURNALISTS ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR A PUTONGHUA COURSE ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES OF THE CITY POLYTECHNIC.

SUBSIDISED BY THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD OF THE COUNCIL, THE FIVE-WEEK COURSE IS PART OF A SERIES OF PLANNED COURSES TO UPGRADE THE COMMUNICATION SKILLS OF WORKING JOURNALISTS.

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THE COURSE WILL BE HELD FROM SEPTEMBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 3 IN MORNINGS OF MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.

COURSE FEE IS $1 250 AND PARTICIPANTS SPONSORED BY EMPLOYERS WHO ATTAIN A 70 PER CENT ATTENDANCE RATE, NEED ONLY PAY $150.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENROLMENT IS SEPTEMBER 15.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-8932341 EXT. 283.

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DISCUSSION OF YOUTH CENTRE SERVICES * * * * *

THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO DISCUSS SERVICES OF YOUTH CENTRES IN THE DISTRICT, AS WELL AS TO REVIEW APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR FUNDS FROM ORGANISATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.15 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD, AT 39 TONKIN STREET, SECOND FLOOR, KOWLOON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

EAST KOWLOON HOSPITAL SITE RESERVED.......................... 1

HONG KONG LETTERS PATENT 1986 HONG KONG ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS 1986 ............................................. 3

26 RECEIVE GOVERNOR' S COMMENDATION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE .... 3

HALF-YEARLY RE-EXPORT FIGURES ANALYSED....................... 4

REPORT ON METHODOLOGY FOR PAY LEVEL SURVEY OUT............... 8

PROPERTY MARKET IN HEALTHY STATE............................. 9

HAZARD OF OVERHEIGHT LOADS STRESSED.......................... 11

LAST CONTRACT FOR WATER TREATMENT WORKS AWARDED.............. 12

SIGNIFICANCE OF PROTECTING HISTORICAL RELICS STRESSED........ 13

LAI CHI KOK BRIDGE UP-RAMP CLOSED............................ 13

KOWLOON CITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS ................... 14

FLYOVER AT YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS......................... 14

NEW I.D. CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN 1915 AND BEFORE................ 15

BEACH CAMPAIGN TO END ON CHEUNG CHAU......................... 17

REMOVAL OF REGISTRATION SUSPENSION .......................... 17

REGISTRATION SUSPENSION CONTINUES............................ 17

FREE EYE TESTS FOR WONG TAI SIN ELDERLIES.................... 18

FENWICK STREET LEFT-TURN BAN................................. 19

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CAST KOWLOON HOSPITAL SITE RESERVED *****

A SITE FOR A REGIONAL HOSPITAL IN EAST KOWLOON IS AMONG PROPOSALS IN A NEW DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN INDICATING THE BROAD LAND USE ZONING AND MAJOR ROAD NETWORKS IN KOWLOON BAY AND NGAU TAU KOK WHICH WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID THE PLAN AIMED TO PUT DEVELOPMENTS AND REDEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE PLANNING AREA OF MORE THAN 421 HECTARES UNDER STATUTORY PLANNING CONTROL.

THE ZONING AREA IS BASICALLY SEPARATED BY KWUN TONG ROAD INTO TWO PORTIONS. THE WESTERN PORTION COVERS THE KOWLOON BAY AREA WITH INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SOUTH AND RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS AND OPEN SPACES IN THE NORTH, AND THE EASTERN PORTION IS DOMINATED BY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS, A MAJORITY OF WHICH ARE PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

ON FULL DEVELOPMENT, THE AREA WILL PROVIDE ACCOMMODATI ON FOR 220 000 PEOPLE, AND OFFER A POTENTIAL OF 74 000 JOB PLACES.

A MAJOR FEATURE OF THE PLAN IS THE PROVISION OF A NUMBER OF OPEN SPACES AND GREEN BELT AREAS. THEY OCCUPY MORE THAN 30 PER CENT (OR 135 HECTARES) OF THE PLANNED AREA.

THE ZONINGS PROVIDE LAND FOR BOTH ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND FACTORY WORKERS.

APART FROM THE KOWLOON BAY RECREATION GROUND BEING BUILT AT WANG CHIU ROAD, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED NEXT YEAR, MAJOR OPEN SPACE FACILITIES ARE PROPOSED IN AREAS PRESENTLY OCCUPIED BY PING SHEK AND KAI CHEUNG TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS AND JORDAN VALLEY ESTATE.

FURTHER RECREATIONAL AND AMENITY FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE JORDAN VALLEY CONTROLLED TIP.

IT WILL MEASURE 7.5 HECTARES IN AREA WHEN FULLY FORMED IN 1989.

ABOUT 12.3 HECTARES OF LAND AT NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR AN EAST KOWLOON HOSPITAL WHICH IS PLANNED AS A REGIONAL HOSPITAL. A SITE AT LEE ON ROAD HAS BEEN ZONE FOR GOVERNMENT-INSTITUTION-COMMUNITY USE FOR BUILDING MEDICAL STAFF QUARTERS.

RESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE WEST OF KAI FUK ROAD FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT AND A REFUSE TRANSFER STATION WHICH WILL OCCUPY 10.5 HECTARES.

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THE PLAN ALSO PROPOSES TO INCLUDE A SALT WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR AT JORDAN VALLEY, A SALT WATER PUMPING STATION AT SHUM WAN SHAN, AN INDOOR GAMES HALL AT KAI LOK STREET, AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE AT SHUN LEE TSUEN ROAD, A MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK ADJACENT TO CHOI HUNG MTR STATION, AND SEVERAL PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

EXISTING INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS ON THE PLAN ARE MAINLY LOCATED ALONG WAI YIP STREET AND ADJACENT TO KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA. MEW INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENTS ARE TO BE CONCENTRATED IN AN AREA SURROUNDED BY KAI CHEUNG ROAD, KAI FUK ROAD AND WAI YIP STREET.

THESE SITES ARE PERMITTED FOR GENERAL INDUSTRIAL USES, SERVICE TRADES AND WAREHOUSES. A TOTAL OF 29.5 HECTARES OF LAND HAS BEEN ZONED FOR THE PURPOSE.

SIXTY-SIX HECTARES OF LAND HAS BEEN ZONED FOR COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL USES OR A MIXTURE OF BOTH. A NUMBER OF COMMERCIAL SITES ARE LOCATED IN KOWLOON BAY INDUSTRIAL AREA WITH A VIEW TO PROVIDING A LIMITED RANGE OF FACILITIES, INCLUDING BANKS, OFFICES, RESTAURANTS, FAST FOOD SHOPS AND RETAIL SHOPS FOR WORKERS.

A SITE CENTRALLY LOCATED AT KOWLOON BAY INDUSTRIAL AREA, BOUNDED BY WANG CHIU ROAD, SHEUNG YUET ROAD, SHEUNG YEE ROAD AND LAM FUNG STREET, HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR COMMERCIAL USE WITH A PUBLIC TRANSPORT TERMINUS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID A MAJOR ROAD LINK WAS ENVISAGED THROUGH KOWLOON BAY AREA TO CONNECT THE PROPOSED TATE’S CAIRN TUNNEL TO THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING. THE ALIGNMENT WOULD BE DETERMINED BY THE FINDINGS OF FURTHER STUDIES.

IN VIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT IN JORDAN VALLEY AREA, A NEW ROAD HAS BEEN PROPOSED TO EXTEND CHOI HA ROAD TO LINK WITH CHUN WAH ROAD, THUS PROVIDING AN ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO NORTH KWUN TONG WHICH WOULD HELP TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

WRITTEN OBJECTIONS TO THE DRAFT OUTLINE ZONING PLAN SHOULD BE FORWARDED TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD BY OCTOBER 21.

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HONG KONG LETTERS PATENT 1986 HONG KONG ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS 1986 * * * * *

amendments to the hong kong letters patent and royal

INSTRUCTIONS ARE PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE HONG KONG LETTERS PATENT 1986 AMENDS ARTICLE Xlll(l) OF THE EXISTING LETTERS PATENT BY REMOVING THE TECHNICAL REQUIREMENT FOR A GOVERNMENT LEASE TO REFER TO THE NAME OF THE SOVEREIGN.

THIS AMENDMENT IS MADE SO AS TO ENABLE THE NEW FORM OF GOVERNMENT LEASE, AGREED BY THE LAND COMMISSION AT ITS NINTH MEETING, TO BE USED.

THE AMENDMENT DOES NOT ALTER THE PRESENT LEGAL POSITION REGARDING THE OWNERSHIP OF ALL LAND IN HONG KONG.

THE HONG KONG ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS 1986 AMENDS CLAUSE XXV OF THE EXISTING ROYAL INSTRUCTIONS BY PROVIDING THAT ORDINANCES <AY BE ENACTED IN ENGLISH OR CHINESE. THE INTENTION IS TO ENABLE ORDINANCES TO BE ENACTED IN BOTH LANGUAGES INSTEAD OF IN ENGLISH ONLY.

PROPOSALS AS TO THE MANNER IN WHICH this IS TO BE DONE WILL BE MADE TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL IN THE LIGHT OF PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE DISCUSSION PAPER ON LAWS IN CHINESE.

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26 RECEIVE GOVERNOR’S COMMENDATION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE * * * *

THE COURAGE AND INITIATIVE OF TWO CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN SAVING A 77-YEAR-OLD PARALYSED MAN FROM A BLAZING FLAT WERE REWARDED WITH THE GOVERNOR’S COMMENDATION FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE FIRE BROKE OUT IN A FLAT IN KWAI CHUNG ESTATE ON JANUARY 7 THIS YEAR. MR LAM YUEN AND MR LEUNG CHING-CHUEN, WHO WERE WORKING NEARBY, PROMPTLY RESPONDED TO THE TENANT’S CRY FOR HELP BY FORCING OPEN THE METAL GATE AND CARRYING HIM TO SAFETY.

AT A PRESENTATION CEREMONY HELD IN THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR ADOLF HSU, PRAISED THE AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR DISPLAYING COOLNESS AND COMMON SENSE IN THE RESCUE OF THE PARALYSED MAN WHOSE LIFE MIGHT BE ENDANGERED IF LEFT UNATTENDED.

/also aacsiTiNG........

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ALSO RECEIVING THE COMMENDATION AT THE CEREMONY WAS MRS MARGARE'* STEPHANIE HENDERSON, EX-DIRECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY ADVICE BUREAU. SHE WAS RECOGNISED FOR HER CONTRIBUTION TO ASSISTING NEW ARRIVALS HERE TO SETTLE IN THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT THROUGH HER WORK IN THE BUREAU.

A TOTAL OF 26 CITIZENS HAD BEEN AWARDED THE GOVERNOR’S COMMENDATION FOR OUTSTANDING AND VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THEIR PHYSICAL EFFORTS OR INNOVATIVE IDEAS SINCE THE SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN 1982.

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HALF-YEARLY RE-EXPORT FIGURES ANALYSED *****

HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS, VALUED AT $53 033 MILLION IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986, INCREASED BY ONE PER CENT AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET AND BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

RE-EXPORTS BY MARKET

CHINA REMAINED THE LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986. THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE GIVEN IN TABLE 1. WHEN COMPARED WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1985, RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA DECREASED BY $7 011 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT.

ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2 272 MILLION OR 67 PER CENT)J ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1 532 MILLION OR 57 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY $1 478 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $319 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT) AS WELL AS LEATHER, LEATHER MANUFACTURES AND DRESSED FURSKINS (BY $255 MILLION OR 185 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S., THE SECOND LARGEST MARKET FOR HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS, RECORDED A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE (BY $2 408 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT). THE COMMODITIES WITH SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE CLOTHING (BY $1 465 MILLION OR 86 PER CENT); MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $476 MILLION OR 33 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $153 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT).

/notable decreases .......

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, lyoo

NOTABLE DECREASES WERE, HOWEVER, RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $55 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $48 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT).

FOR RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN, WHILE INCREASES WERE NOTED IN NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY 391 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY 577 MILLION OR 67 PER CENT), A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $250 MILLION OR 81 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN SHOWED AN INCREASE OF $522 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT. SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $290 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT) AS WELL AS DYEING. TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS (BY $46 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $80 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT).

SIGNIFICANT INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA OF TEXTILES (BY $386 MILLION OR 110 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $224 MILLION OR 88 PER CENT), WHILE A DECREASE WAS REGISTERED FOR COFFEE, TEA, COCOA, SPICES AND MANUFACTURES THEREOF (BY $40 MILLION OR 73 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN

CHINA CONTINUED TO BE THE LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG’S RE-EXPORTS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986. RE-EXPORTS ARE ANALYSED BY THE TEN MAJOR COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN IN TABLE 2. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE NOTED IN CLOTHING (BY 51 968 MILLION OR 62 PER CENT); TEXTILES (BY $1 226 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $881 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $275 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT) AS WELL AS NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $230 MILLION OR 76 PER CENT).

JAPAN WAS THE SECOND LARGEST SOURCE OF HONG KONG'S RE-EXPORTS. DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY $1 700 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $1 236 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $979 MILLION OR 75 PER CENT).

/INCREASES VERE, .......

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INCREASES WERE, HOWEVER, RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $129 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT) AS WELL AS IRON AND STEEL (BY $33 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS OF U.S. ORIGIN REMAINED ACTIVE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR OTHER TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (BY $319 MILLION OR 275 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $87 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, A DECREASE WAS RECORDED IN PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $118 MILLION OR 39 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS OF TAIWAN ORIGIN DECREASED. THE COMMODITIES WITH SIGNIFICANT DECREASES WERE ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $664 MILLION OR 62 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILES (BY $264 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT). HOWEVER, AN INCREASE WAS RECORDED IN MACHINERY SPECIALIZED FOR PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES (BY $76 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS ORIGINATING IN THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA ALSO DECREASED, PARTICULARLY FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $492 MILLION OR 89 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $231 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, AN INCREASE WAS RECORDED IN MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $47 MILLION OR 224 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND DESTINATION

WHEN ANALYSED BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND FURTHER BY COUNTRY OF DESTINATION, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR RE-EXPORTS OF CHINA ORIGIN TO THE U.S. (BY $2 600 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT), THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA ( BY $507 MILLION OR 65 PER CENT), CHINA (BY $388 MILLION OR 30 PER CENT) AND THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (BY $257 MILLION OR 58 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN RE-EXPORTS OF JAPAN ORIGIN TO CHINA (BY $4 795 MILLION OR 54 PER CENT), INDONESIA (BY $400 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT) AND MACAU (BY $150 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT).

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE, JUNE 1986+ WHICH WILL BE ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $13.50 PER COPY IN EARLY SEPTEMBER. ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON 5-444436.

/TABU 1 : .....

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TABLE 1 « RE-EXPORTS BY TEN MAJOR MARKETS

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JAN-JUN JAN-JUN PERCENTAGE

1986 1985 INCREASE INCREASE

major market ($MN.) ($MN.) (SMN.) (%)

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CHINA 17 628 24 633 -7 011 -28

U.S.A. 9 124 6 716 2 408 36

JAPAN 2 788 2 675 112 4

TAIWAN 2 761 2 239 522 23

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 2 630 1 710 920 54

SINGAPORE- 2 472 1 961 511 26

MACAU 1 246 1 385 -139 -10

INDONESIA 1 123 1 439 -311 -22

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 064 596 468 79

SAUDI ARABIA 1 047 658 389 59

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

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JAN-JUN JAN-JUN PERCENTAGE

1986 1985 1NCREASE INCREASE

COUTRY OF ORIGIN ($MN.) ($MN.) ($MN.) (*)

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CHINA 21 267 15 745 5 522 35

JAPAN 8 304 12 893 -4 589 -36

U.S.A. 4 905 4 764 141 3

TAIWAN 3 785 5 051 -1 266 -25

REPUBLIC OF KOREA 1 548 2 198 -650 -30

F.R. OF GERMANY 1 084 963 121 13

U.K. 863 813 50 6

SWITZERLAND 824 685 139 20

FRANCE 675 663 12 2

SINGAPORE 557 456 100 22

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1986

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REPORT ON METHODOLOGY FOR PAY LEVEL SURVEY OUT * * * * *

A REPORT DEALING I TH THE METHODOLOGY PROPOSED FOR A PAY LEVEL SURVEY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE TO 3E CONDUCTED IN THE 1996-37 FINANCIAL YEAR WAS PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY).

REPORT NO. 1* OF THE STANDING COMMISSION ON CIVIL SERVICE SALARIES AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, DEVOTED TO THE COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE SURVEY, WAS COMPILED AFTER CONSULTATION BETWEEN THE STANDING COMMISSION, THE ADMINISTRATION, CIVIL SERVICE STAFC REPRESENTATIVES AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANISATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PAY LEVEL SURVEY ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THE COMMITTEE MET SIX TIMES DURING JUNE AND JULY 1986

TO DISCUSS DETAILS CONCERNING THIS SURVEY WHICH IS AIMED AT DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT THE PRESENT LEVEL OF REMUNERATION OF THE CIVIL SERVICE IS BROADLY IN LINE WITH THAT OF EMPLOYEES DOING COMPARABLE WORK IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

PRINCIPAL RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REPORT INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

* JOB EVALUATION SHOULD BE DONE USING THE HAY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS METHOD.

* FRINGE BENEFITS SHOULD BE VALUED ON THE BASIS OF THE COST TO AN EMPLOYEE OF REPLACING THE BENEFIT.

* ALL FRINGE BENEFITS SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE VALUATION OF EMPLOYEES’ TOTAL PACKAGE OF REMUNERATION EXCEPT THOSE PROVIDED AT THE EMPLOYER’S DISCRETION OR FOR OPERATIONAL REASONS’ THOSE WHICH HAVr LOW UTILISATION RATES; AND THOSE WHICH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ASCERTAIN THE VALUE OF.

* ONCE A BENEFIT HAS BEE > INCLUDED IT SHOULD BE VALUED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT IT IS UTILISED TO THE MAXIMUM.

* THE VALUATION OF TOTAL PACKAGES SHOULD ONLY HAVE REGARD TO LOCAL TERMS OF SERVICE; BUT DATA ON THE BENEFITS PROVIDED TO OVERSEAS OFFICERS SHOULD ALSO RE OBTAINED.

A SYNOPSIS OF THE STANDING COMMISSION’S REPORT WAS CIRCULATED TO ALL GOVERNMENT POLICY BRANCHES, DEPARTMENTS, STAFF ASSOCIATIONS AMO ORGANISATIONS REPRESENTED ON THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE INVITING COMMENTS. ALL COMMENTS HAVE BEEN cOR,'/ARDEri TO THE STANDING COMMISSION AND WILL BE CONSIDERED.

THE ADMINISTRATION HAS ENDORSED THE GENERAL APPROACH PROPOSED IV Tl|f pppORT but HAS SUGGESTED THAT THE FOLLOWING MINOR CHANGES TO THE PROPOSED METHODOLOGY WOULD BE DESIRABLE:

/* THE SURVEY ........

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* THE SURVEY OF SALARIES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR SHOULD COVPRK BOTH EXPATRIATE AND LOCAL EMPLOYEES SINCE IT HAS BEE': GOVERNMENT POLICY IN RECENT YEARS TO TREAT BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS OFFICERS IN THE CIVIL SERVICES AS ONE HOMOGENEOUS GROUP FOR SALARY PURPOSES.

* MANY CIVIL SERVANTS HAVE A CHOICE OF HOUSING BENEFITS DEPENDING ON THEIR RANK. ACCOUNT SHOULD BE TAKEN OF THE NOTIONAL VALUE OF THE DIFFERENT HOUSING BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO EACH PAY BAND WHEN CONDUCTING THE SURVEY.

¥ IN VALUING NON-DEPARTMENTAL QUARTERS IN THE CIVIL SERVICE AND COMPANY QUARTERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, ANY -INANCI AL •CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY THE EMPLOYEE SHOULD BE DEDUCTED.

¥■ ONLY OVERTIME WHICH FORMS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF AN EMPLOYEE’S TOTAL WORKING HOURS SHOULD 3E CALCULATED.

¥ IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR, BONUSES WHICH ARE NOT RELATED TO PERFORMANCE RESULTS OF INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PAY PACKAGE CALCULATIONS, PUT PERFORMANCE RELATED BONUSES AWARDED TO INDIVIDUALS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED.

HAY MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS (HONG KONG) HAVE BEEN COMMISSIONED UNDERTAKE THE PAY LEVEL SURVEY. WORK ON COLLECTING. THE NECESSARY •'ATA HAS BEGUN AND WILL BE COMPLETE7' BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

THE PRELIMINARY RESULTS .'ILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE STANDING C' ISSION AND THE PAY LEVEL SURVEY ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN EARLY NOVEMBER.

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PROPERTY MARKET IN HEALTHY STATE ¥ * * ¥ ¥

THE PROPERTY MARKET IS CURRENTLY IN A VERY HEALTHY STATE SHOWING SIGNS OF CONSOLIDATION, ACTING PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, MR BOB POPE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON NORTH, MR POPE SAID THERE WERE INDICATIONS OF AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY OF ACCOMMODATION IN ALL SECTORS, PARTICULARLY IN THE RESIDENTIAL SECTOR.

SOME 100 000 FLATS WERE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE BETWEEN THIS AND NEXT YEAR, SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN THE 30 000 TO 40 000 UNITS PRODUCED ANNUALLY FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

/on the........

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ON THE OFFICE FRONT, THERE WERE CURRENTLY SIGNS OF UNDERSUPPLY, PARTICULARLY IN TSIM SHA TSUi WHERE THE OCCUPANCY RATE WAS VERY CLOSE TO 100 PER CENT, AND THE EXCHANGE SQUARE DEVELOPMENT IN CENTRAL WAS ABOUT 80 PER CENT LET.

+HOWEVER THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT THIS WILL CHANGE IN 1988 WITH SOME VERY LARGE DEVELOPMENTS COMING ON STREAM WITHIN CENTRAL AREA, IN PARTICULAR THE SWIRE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT AT VICTORIA BARRACKS, WHICH WILL PRODUCE OFFICE ACCOMMODATION OF 500 000 SQUARE FEET, THE NEW CHINA BANK BUILDING AND THE NEW CHARTERED BANK BUILDING.+

HE SAID IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR THERE WERE ALSO SIGNS THAT SUPPLY WAS MEETING DEMAND AND VACANCIES EXISTING A YEAR AGO WERE NOW BEING ABSORBED.

ON WORRIES THAT THE 50-HECTARE LIMIT AS STIPULATED IN ANNEX I I I OF THE JOINT DECLARATION MIGHT NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO MEET DEMAND MR POPE POINTED OUT THAT DURING THE BOOM YEARS OF 1980-81 GOVERNMENT SOLD ABOUT 100 HECTARES AND THE YEARLY AVERAGE OF LAND DISPOSED OF OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS WAS ABOUT 62 HECTARES.

+YOU WILL ALSO BE AWARE THAT THE 50-HECTARE LIMIT MAY BE EXCEEDED UPON AGREEMENT BY THE LAND COMMISSION AND THAT FOR SALES LAST FINANCIAL YEAR THE LAND COMMISSION AGREED TO 58.41 HECTARES AND FOR THIS FINANCIAL YEAR 55 HECTARES,+ HE SAID.

+THE LAND COMMISSION HAS IN FACT BEEN VERY REALISTIC AND INDICATED THAT IT WILL CONSIDER INCREASES TO THIS LIMIT SHOULD CIRCUMSTANCES ARISE AND JUSTIFICATION FOR THE INCREASES BE MADE.

+1 AM CERTAINLY AWARE THAT THE LAND COMMISSION CONSULTS WITH LEADING DEVELOPERS REGARDING THE DEMAND FOR LAND AND THEIR IDEA FOR THE AMOUNT OF LAND TO BE SOLD.*

ONE POINT WHICH MIGHT NOT BE CLEAR WAS THAT THE 50 HECTARES OF LAND NOT ONLY INCLUDED LAND SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION AND TENDER UNDER THE LAND SALES PROGRAMME BUT ALSO LAND SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY, I.E. LAND SOLD BY PRIVATE NEGOTIATION FOR UTILITY, EDUCATIONAL, CHARITABLE AND OTHER NON-PROFIT-MAKING PURPOSES.

THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF LAND SOLD IN THIS CATEGORY FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR WAS IN FACT 32 HECTARES.

THE GOVERNMENT LAND SALES PROGRAMME THIS YEAR INCLUDED 45 SITES COMPRISING 24.5 HECTARES WITH AN EXPECTED REVENUE OF $2.4 BILLION.

+A QUICK CALCULATION WILL SHOW THAT 32 HECTARES PLUS 24.5 HECTARES AMOUNTS TO 56.5 HECTARES — IN EXCESS OF 55 HECTARES,* MR POPE SAID.

/H0W3VW, SisTCam.......

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1986

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unwFvrR SEVERAL OF THE SITES IN THE LAND SALES PROGRAMME WERE SHORT-TERM TENANCY SITES OF SEVEN TO 10 YEARS WHICH DID NOT COUNT FOR THE 55 HECTARES.

« AS M IM

TO MEET HONG KONG’S DEMAND,* HE SAID.

+IT IS INDEED A RESTRAINT, BUT NOT A STRANGLEHOLD WHICH HAS SEVERELY AFFECTED HONG KONG’S PROPERTY MARK-T.+

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HAZARD OF OVERHEIGHT LOADS STRESSED

*****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) REMINDED GOODS VEHICLES OPERATORS, ESPECIALLY DRIVERS, THAT THE HEIGHT OF ANY LOAD WHEN CARRIED ON THEIR VEHICLE, MUST NOT EXCEED 4.6 METRES ABOVE THE ROAD SURFACE.

+OVERHEIGHT LOADS MAY NOT ONLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO OVERHEAD STRUCTURES SUCH AS FOOTBRIDGES AND GANTRY SIGNS BUT MAY EVEN CAUSE SEVERE INJURY TO PEOPLE IN THE VICINITY,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE 4.6-METRE HEIGHT LIMIT IS STIPULATED IN SECTION 55 (D) OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC (TRAFFIC CONTROL) REGULATIONS. THE SAME SECTION STATES THAT A DRIVER STILL COMMITS AN OFFENCE IF THE LOAD ON HIS VEHICLE CAUSES DAMAGE TO ANY OBJECT LAWFULLY ERECTED ABOVE THE ROAD, EVEN THOUGH THE LOAD DOES NOT EXCEED THE HEIGHT LIMIT SPECIFIED ABOVE.

A DRIVER WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE REGULATION IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF 35 000 AND THREE MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT ON FIRST CONVICTION AND A FINE OF 310 000 AND SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT ON SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION.

♦GOODS VEHICLE DRIVERS SHOULD THEREFORE HAVE A EAIR IDEA OF THE HEIGHT OF THE LOAD WHEN PLACED ON THEIR VEHICLE BEFORE THEY SET OFF ON THEIR TRIPS AND TAKE HEED OF HEIGHT WARNING SIGNS AND HEIGHT GAUGES AS THEY DRIVE ALONG,* THE SPOKESMAN

CONTINUED.

PA^T ACCIDENT RECORDS SHOWED THAT MOST OVERHEIGHT LOADS 'WERE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND THAT MOST GOODS VEHICLES INVOLVED WERE THOSE INSTALLED WITH HYDRAULIC CRANES.

ON JULY 9 THIS YEAR, THE HYDRAULIC CRANE OF A GOODS VEHICLE HIT A FOOTBRIDGE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT KWU TUNG VILLAGE ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD, BLOCKING TRAFFIC BETWEEN YUEN LONG AND SHEUNG SHU I FOR FOUR HOURS.

/WAIHS TO.....

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REPAIRS TO THE DAMAGED FOOTBRIDGE TOOK A WHOLE MONTH. THE SAMP FOOTBRIDGE HAD ALREADY BEEN HIT ONCE IN A SIMILAR ACCIDENT EARLIER ON APRIL 18 AND CONSTRUCTION WORK WAS DELAYED.

MOREOVER, ACCIDENTS HAD ARISEN AS A RESULT OF CONTAINERS BEING TRANSPORTED ON VEHICLES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THIS PURPOSE, SO THAT THE HEIGHT OF THE CONTAINER EXCEEDED THE 4.6-METRE LIMIT.

+ IT IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL FOR GOODS VEHICLE OPERATORS TO ENSURE THAT THE CORRECT TYPE OF VEHICLE IS USED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF CONTAINERS,* THE SPOKESMAN URGED.

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LAST CONTRACT FOR WATER TREATMENT WORKS AWARDED K * * X

FOLLOWING THE SIGNING TODAY (FRIDAY) OF A 3113 MILLION CONTRACT ALL NINE CONTRACTS FOR THE PAK KONG TREATMENT WORKS PROJECT HAVE NOW BEEN AWARDED.

THE TREATMENT WORKS, WHICH WILL OCCUPY A NINE-HECTARE SITE IN SAI KUNG, WILL BE THE SECOND LARGEST OF THE 17 OPERATED BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT.

THE CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF WATER SUPPLIES, MR WONG KWOK-LAI, AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE CONTRACTING FIRM, COSTAIN INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, MR G.C. TRAYLING.

WORK INVOLVES CONSTRUCTING INLET WORKS, METERING FACILITIES, FILTERS, AN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, A PUMPING STATION, ELECTRICAL SUBSTATION AND OTHER ASSOCIATED BUILDINGS.

WORK WILL START AT THE END OF THE MONTH AND TAKE 20 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THP PAK KONG TREATMENT WORKS PROJECT WILL COST S475 MILLION, AND WILL SUPPLY FRESH WATER TO SAI KUNG, JUNK BAY NEW TOWN AND THE EASTERN PARTS OF KOWLOON AND HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE WHOLE PROJECT INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER TREATMENT WORKS, A PUMPING STATION, A PRIMARY SERVICE RESERVOIR, WATER TUNNELS OF 5.Q KILOMETRES IN LENGTH, 1.2 KILOMETRES OF PIPELINE AND LANDSCAPING WORK.

THE TREATMENT WORKS WILL HAVE AN ULTIMATE CAPACITY OF 727 000 CUBIC METRES PER DAY WITH AN INITIAL OUTPUT OF 273 000 CUBIC METRES PER DAY.

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SIGNIFICANCE OF PROTECTING HISTORICAL RELICS STRESSED

*****

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT HONG KONG’S WEALTH IN HISTORICAL RELICS BE PROPERLY PRESERVED AS PART OF THE TERRITORY’S PRECIOUS CULTURAL PROPERTIES, THE ASSISTANT CURATOR OF THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS OFFICE, MR S.Y. YIM, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND WEST, MR YIM SAID THE FIRST INHABITANTS OF HONG KONG APPEARED FIVE THOUSAND YEARS AGO AND A GREAT VARIETY OF RELICS OF DIFFERENT PERIODS SUCH AS POTSHERDS OF THE LATE NEOLITHIC PERIOD, STONE CARVINGS OF THE BRONZE AGE AND KILNS OF THE TANG DYNASTY WERE LEFT BEHIND.

♦HONG KONG IS FAMOUS NOT ONLY AS A SHOPPING PARADISE BUT ALSO AS A PLACE OF HISTORICAL INTEREST AND SCENIC BEAUTY. THEREFORE, THE PROTECTION OF HISTORICAL RELICS WILL, MORE OR LESS, HELP PROMOTE TOURISM,* HE POINTED OUT.

MR YIM SAID THAT THESE HISTORICAL RELICS CLEARLY REFLECTED THE HISTORY OF HONG KONG, PROVIDING VALUABLE MATERIALS FOR RESEARCH IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES.

HE CALLED ON MORE LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO JOIN THE WORK IN PRESERVING THE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HONG KONG WHICH, + OUR DESCENDANTS WILL TAKE GREAT PRIDE TO LIVE IN*.

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LAI CHI KOK BRIDGE UP-RAMP CLOSED

*****

TO FACILITATE BRIDGE WORKS, THE WESTERN UP-RAMP LEADING TO LAI CHI KOK BRIDGE WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM 6 AM ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 24) TO 5.30 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON WESTBOUND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD HEADING FOR KWAI CHUNG WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL ON KWAI CHUNG ROAD.

MOTORISTS FROM PO LUN STREET AND BROADWAY STREET OF MEI FOO SUN CHUEN WILL BE DIVERTED TO EASTBOUND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, LAI CHI KOK ROAD, CHEUNG MOU STREET, CHEUNG SHUN STREET, CHEUNG LAI STREET, WESTBOUND CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, FLYOVER AND KWAI CHUNG ROAD.

THE EXISTING BUS STOPS OBSERVED BY WESTBOUND BUSES ON THE UNNAMED ROAD OUTSIDE THE GOOD WORLD RESTAURANT OF MEI FOO SUN CHUFN WILL BE SUSPENDED. A TEMPORARY BUS STOP WILL BE PROVIDED ON LAI CHI KOK BRIDGE AHEAD OF THE UP-RAMP.

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KOWLOON CITY BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS * * * * *

THE ANNUAL LOK SIN TONG CUP BASKETBALL COMPETITION IN KOWLOON CITY WILL BEGIN ITS ROUND OF MATCHES ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 24).

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 5.30 PM AT THE PERTH STREET SPORTS GROUND.

OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL INCLUDE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR LO KING MAN, CHAIRMAN OF KOWLOON LOK SIN TONG, MR LAU TAK, AND THE HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS COUNCIL, MR TANG TAI CHUEN.

THP COMPETITION IS ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S RECREATION AND SPORTS COUNCIL, THE DISTRICT OFFICE, KOWLOON LOK SIN TONG AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, WITH 522 000 SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE KOWLOON CITY LOK SIN TONG CUP BASKETBALL COMPETITION ON SUNDAY AT 5.33 PM AT THE PERTH STREET SPORTS GROUND.

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FLYOVER AT YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS * * * *

A PROPOSAL TO BUILD A 300-METRE-LONG FLYOVER NEAR THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM (LRT) TERMINUS AT YUEN LONG HAi BEEN GAZETTED.

THE DUAL, SINGLE-LANE ELEVATED ROAD IS TO BE BUILT AT THE EASTERN JUNCTION OF YUEN LONG NORTHERN BYPASS. EACH LANE WILL BE 5.5 METRES WIDE.

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a ^pokFSMAN FOR THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT SAID THE FLYOVER IS NEEDED TO ALLO*/ FOR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS EY LRT VEHICLES ENTERING AND LEAVING THE TERMINUS, TO THE EAST OF THE PROPOSED FLYOVER.

OTHER WORK IN THE PROJECT INCLUDES LANDSCAPING AND ASSOCIATED ROADWORKS.

ANYONE WISHING TO OBJECT TO THE WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY OCTOBER 21.

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NEW I.D. CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN 1915 AND BEFORE * * * *

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT WOMEN BORN IN 191^ AND BEFORE WILL HAVE TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS FROM SEPTEMBER 1 TO OCTOBER 25, 1986.

APPLICANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR OLD CARDS AND CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES WHICH ARE OPEN DAILY FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

THE ADDRESSES OF THE ISSUE OFFICES ARE:

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 : SHATIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 2-16 WANG

POK STREET.

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

TUEN MUN : 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.

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A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AS ALL APPLICANTS IN THE COMING PHASE ARE OVER 70 YEARS OLD, SOME MIGHT BE IN POOR HEALTH, AND IT COULD CAUSE THEM A GREAT DEAL OF HARDSHIP AND INCONVENIENCE TO GO TO THE ISSUE OFFICES.

HE THEREFORE REMINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULATIONS, THEY MAY APPLY IN WRITING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION TO BE ISSUED TO THEM.

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION, THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION OFFICE ON 3-7333111.

AGED APPLICANTS LIVING ON HONG KONG SIDE HAVING DIFFICULTIES USING THE STAIRCASES AT THE GLOUCESTER ROAD ISSUE OFFICE MAY TELEPHONE 5-747070 TO ARRANGE FOR LIFT SERVICE.

+T0 MAKE THIS ARRANGEMENT, THEY NEED TO GIVE THEIR NAME, I.D. CARD NUMBER, AND YEAR OF BIRTH TO IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT STAFF,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THEY MAY ALSO ASK THEIR RELATIVES OR FRIENDS TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENT ON THEIR BEHALF BY CALLING AT THE GLOUCESTER ROAD OFFICE WITH THEIR I.D. CARDS.+

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED APPLICANTS TO MAKE SURE OF THEIR YEARS OF BIRTH BEFORE VISITING AN ISSUE OFFICE.

+IF IN DOUBT, THEY SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS SUCH AS PASSPORTS OR CERTIFICATES OF IDENTITY,+ HE SAID.

+THOSE HAVING DIFFICULTY GIVING THEIR EXACT ADDRESS VERBALLY SHOULD ARRANGE TO HAVE IT WRITTEN OUT BEFORE HAND,+ HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REITERATED THAT NO AMNESTY WILL BE GRANTED TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. +ONCE DETECTED, THEY WILL BE REPATRIATED IMMEDIATELY.+

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1986

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BEACH CAMPAIGN TO END ON CHEUNG CHAU * * * *

THE LAST JOINT URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCIL +CLEAN BEACH+ FUNCTION WILL TAKE PLACE AT CHEUNG CHAU’S TUNG WAN BEACH ON SUNDAY (AUGUST 24) AT 2 PM.

SINGERS HO KAR-LAI, CHOW KA I-SENG AND LEE LA I-YIU AND THE BANDS TAT MING YAT PY AND THE HOI SUM GIRLS WILL PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT.

REGIONAL COUNCIL MEMBER MR KWONG PING-YAU, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE UC-RC KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE, MR W.M. SULKE, WILL OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PROGRAMME WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE PLAYGROUND NEAR THE BEACH.

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REMOVAL OF REGISTRATION SUSPENSION * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES HAS REMOVED THE SUSPENSION OF THE REGISTRATION OF THE MALAYAN FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY ON AUGUST 21, 1986.

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REGISTRATION SUSPENSION CONTINUES

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THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS FURTHER SUSPENDED THE REGISTRATION OF FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT SERVICES FOR ASIA LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY ON AUGUST 20, 1986, ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY IS BEING CARRIED ON IN A MANNER DETRIMENTAL TO THE INTERESTS OF ITS DEPOSITORS AND THE COMPANY HAS MADE A REPORT TO HIM UNDER SECTION 19A OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE THAT IT IS LIKELY TO BECOME UNABLE TO MEET ITS OBLIGATIONS.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1986

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FREE EYE TESTS FOR WONG TAI SIN ELDERLIES *****

AN EYE-CARE CAMPAIGN WHICH PROVIDES FREE EYE TESTS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT WILL BE LAUNCHED NEXT THURSDAY (AUGUST 28).

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ELDERLY EYECARING CAMPAIGN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY), CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR YUEN CHAU, SAID THAT EXHIBITIONS ON EYE-CARE WILL BE HELD AT COMMUNITY CENTRES AND CENTRES FOR ELDERLY IN THE 12 AREAS IN THE DISTRICT.

♦TECHNICIANS OF THE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION WILL CONDUCT EYE-TESTS FOR ELDERLIES AGED 60 OR ABOVE,+ MR YUEN SAID.

♦THOSE NEEDING CORRECTIONAL SPECTACLES MAY GET A PAIR FREE OF CHARGE AT ANY OF THE SHOPS BELONGING TO THE ASSOCIATION ON PRODUCTION OF THE RESULT OF THE EYE-TEST.

♦PATIENTS OF OPHTHALMIC DISEASE WILL BE REFERRED TO CLINICS AND HOSPITALS RUN BY THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS FOR TREATMENT.+

MR YUEN SAID AN ESTIMATED 9 000 SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE DISTRICT WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE CAMPAIGN.

THE CAMPAIGN IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION.

THE CAMPAIGN WILL COST ABOUT $427 000, OF WHICH $10 000 IS SUBSIDISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE REST BY THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS.

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 28 AT 11 AM AT THE CHOI HUNG ESTATE SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE.

THE EXHIBITIONS AND EYE-TESTS WILL BE HELD FROM AUGUST 29 TO SEPTEMBER 22 ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULESi

DATE

AUGUST 29-30

SEPTEMBER 1-2

SEPTEMBER 3

SEPTEMBER 4

VENUE

CHOI HUNG ESTATE SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE

CHOI WAN ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE

CHI LIN HOME FOR THE AGED NGAU CHI WAN RURAL COMMITTEE

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1986

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SEPTEMBER 5 TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS HO TUNG HOSTEL FOR THE ELDERLY

SEPTEMBER 6 NEW LIFE CHURCH OF CHRIST TSZ Ol SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY

SEPTEMBER 8-9 TSZ WAN SHAN SOUTH ELDERLY CENTRE

SEPTEMBER 10-11 TSZ WAN SHAN (SOUTH) ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE

SEPTEMBER 12-16 LOK FU CENTRE EXHIBITION AREA

SEPTEMBER 13 MU KUANG PRIMARY SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 15 TUNG TAU CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY

SEPTEMBER 17 KAI TAK GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 18 FUNG MING HALL, WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE

SEPTEMBER 20-22 WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY CENTRE

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, MR ROBERT CHAN, SAID THAT THE CAMPAIGN AIMED TO ENHANCE PUBLIC’S CONCERN ON SOCIAL SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLIES AND TO CARRY OUT THE GROUP’S COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMME.

+IT ALSO PROVIDES A DIRECT SERVICE TO THE ELDERLIES AND IS A WAY TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION TO KAIFONGS IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT FOR THEIR CONSTANT SUPPORT TO THE CHARITY ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS,* HE SAID.

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FENWICK STREET LEFT-TURN BAN * * *

NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT FROM SOUTHBOUND FENWICK STREET TO HENNESSY ROAD FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (AUGUST 25).

THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE SITE INVESTIGATION FOR LAYING WATER MAINS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

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

LIBERATION DAY TO BE OBSERVED ................................. 2

MODERN REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES FOR BETTER SERVICE .......... 3

PIER EXTEKSION WORK TO BE RESUMED ............................. 4

FLYOVER LANE CLOSED FOR RECONSTRUCTION ........................ 4

MORE VACANCIES NOTIFIED BY EMPLOYERS........................... 5

LAND OFFICE ON THE MOVE........................................ 6

DISCO NITE FOR KWUN TONG YOUTHS ORGANISED...................... 6

WESTERN, EASTERN DISTRICTS TRAFFIC CHANGES .................... 7

PROHIBITED ZONES FOR PLB IN SHEUNG SHUI ....................... 7

PARKING METER OPERATING HOURS SHORTENED ....................... 8

NO FLUSHING WATER.............................................. 8

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1986

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GOVERNOR RETURNS * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, RETURNED TO HONG KONG THIS EVENING AFTER HAVING BEEN AWAY FOR MORE THAN SIX WEEKS VISITING THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, FOLLOWED EY A HOLIDAY IN ENGLAND.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT, SIR EDwARD SAID HE FOUND IT VERY VALUABLE IN THE UNITED STATES TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO LEADING AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN AND TO ADDRESS A NUMBER OF INFLUENTIAL AUDIENCES.

+1 WAS VERY RELIEVED THAT THE PRESIDENT’S VETO ON THE JENKINS BILL WAS NOT OVER-RIDDEN. BUT I WAS LEFT IN NO DOUBT ABOUT THE CONTINUING STRENGTH OF PROTECTIONIST SENTIMENT IN UNITED STATES.*

IN CANADA, THE GOVERNOR SAID HONG KONG PUT ON A VERY GOOD SHOW IN THE EXPO, DOING QUITE A LOT FOR HONG KONG’S IMAGE THERE.

+THEN I WAS IN LONDON, SAME TIME AS THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP AND I FOLLOWED THAT CLOSELY. THAT WAS A PRODUCTIVE SESSION. THE SECRETARY OF STATE WAS AWAY, BUT I HAD A GOOD TALK WITH MR RENTON.*

SIR EDWARD SAID HE WOULD VISIT THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR IN PEKING, SIR RICHARD EVANS.

+1 THINK IT VERY IMPORTANT THAT HE AND I SHOULD KEEP IN VERY CLOSE TOUCH AND IT WILL, OF COURSE, GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW CONTACT WITH SOME OF THE CHINESE OFFICIALS WHO ARE DEALING WITH HONG KONG AFFAIRS.

+SO MY FIRST TASK IS TO GET MYSELF UP TO DATE WITH WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING.*

WHEN ASKED TO COMMENT ON LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, THE GOVERNOR SAID THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WOULD BE BRINGING HIM UP TO DATE ON ALL THAT.

HE ADDED THAT HE UNDERSTOOD THE LEGCO FACT-FINDING MISSIONS HAD COME BACK AND WERE PREPARING THEIR REPORTS. +THEIR COLLEAGUES WILL WANT SOME TIME, I IMAGINE, TO STUDY THOSE REPORTS AND ASSESS THEM. THAT SEEMS TO BE A VERY SENSIBLE WAY OF PROCEEDING.*

ON WHETHER HE WOULD DISCUSS THE DAYA BAY ISSUE WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS WHEN HE GOES TO PEKING, SIR EDWARD SAID: + 1 THINK THEY APE QUITE LIKELY TO ASK VE ABOUT ’-it STATE OF OPINION ON DAYA BAY IN HONG KONG AND I’lL DC 7 Y BEST TG GIVE THEM AN APPRECIATION OF THAT.

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+BUT IT wOULD BE RATHER A REVIEW OF DEVELOPMENTS IN GENERAL. I SHALL NOT BE TAKING SPECIFIC PROPOSALS TO

THEM.+

THE GOVERNOR WAS MET ON ARRIVAL BY SIR DAVID; THE ACTING SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, MR OSWALD CHEUNG; AND THE ACTING SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR S.L. CHEN.

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LIBERATION DAY TO BE OBSERVED * * * *

HONG KONG WILL OBSERVE THIS YEAR’S LIBERATION DAY WITH A WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY AT THE CITY HALL ON MONDAY (AUGUST 25).

DURING THE CEREMONY, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 10.45 AM IN THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE HONG KONG BRITISH FORCES, HONG KONG PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION, ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS), THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT AND HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND COMMITTEE WILL LAY WREATHS AT THE SHRINE IN MEMORY OF MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS WHO DIED IN THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG IN DECEMBER 1941 OR LATER AS PRISONERS OF WAR.

COLONEL C.J.D. BULLOCK WILL LAY A WREATH ON BEHALF OF THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES.

THE WREATH OF THE PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION WILL BE LAID BY ITS CHAIRMAN, MR J.V.G. MITCHELL.

REGIMENTAL WREATHS OF THE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE LAID BY ITS COMMANDING OFFICER, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL J. HUTCHINS, AND THAT OF THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT BY WARRANT OFFICER SECOND CLASS P. DOBSON.

THE MIDDLESEX REGIMENT AND THE VOLUNTEERS FOUGHT SIDE-BY-SIDE IN THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG.

THE WREATH OF THE HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND COMMITTEE WILL BE LAID BY COLONEL H.A. DE B. BOTELHO.

THE WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE SOUNDING OF 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.

/RSUaMBRANCE CEREMONIES.......

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1986

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 OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE AND WREATHS WILL BE LAID ON BEHALF OF THE COMMANDANT AND OFFICERS.

CONTINGENTS WILL ARRIVE AT LITTLE SAI WAN CEMETERY AT 10.30 AM AND AT STANLEY AT 11.30 AM.

CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT HONG KONG ISLAND (AUXILIARY), MR YEUNG PO-KWAN, WILL GIVE A BRIEF ADDRESS.

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MODERN REFUSE COLLECTION VEHICLES FOR BETTER SERVICE * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS APPROVED THE ALLOCATION OF S2.239 MILLION FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO TRACTORS AND SIX ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC COMPACTION TRAILERS IN ORDER TO EXPAND ITS TRACTOR/TRAILER REFUSE COLLECTION SYSTEM TO MORE REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS (RCP).

+THE SYSTEM, WHICH WAS FIRST INTRODUCED AT TWO RCPS IN 1983, HAS PROVED TO BE A SUCCESS,+ SAID A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN TODAY.

+THERE ARE GREAT ADVANTAGES IN USING THE SYSTEM. A TRAILER CAN BE TOWED TO AN RCP WHERE IT CAN BE DETACHED, PLUGGED INTO A POWER SUPPLY AND LEFT TO OPERATE INDEPENDENTLY. MEANTIME, ANOTHER TRAILER CAN BE PUT TO WORK

ELSEWHERE.

+IN ADDITION TO SAVINGS IN STAFF COST, THE TRAILER HAS A BIGGER LOADING CAPACITY THAN THE CONVENTIONAL TRUCK.

+FURTHER, THE ELECTRICALLY-POWERED CRUSHING OPERATION IS SILENT UNLIKE THE CONVENTIONAL SYSTEM WHICH IS POWERED BY THE VEHICLE’S ENGINE,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FOLLOWING A SUCCESSFUL TRIAL OF THE SYSTEM, RCPS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS SUITABLE FOR USING

11 OTHER THIS SYSTEM.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1986

P|FR EXTENSION WORK TO BE RESUMED * * * * *

WORK IS TO RESUME ON EXTENDING THE EXISTING PIER AT TUNG WAN ON LANTAO WHICH IS USED FOR TRANSPORTING PRISONERS TO AND FROM THE MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON AT SHEK PIK.

THE CONTRACT INCLUDES COMPLETING THE PILING AND BUILDING THE PIER SUPERSTRUCTURE AND CATWALK.

THE $4.37 MILLION PROJECT WAS FIRST GAZETTED IN EARLY 1985 FOR EXTENDING THE PIER BY 220 METRES AND CONSTRUCTION STARTED IN MAY.

HOWEVER, THE CONTRACT WAS RE-ENTERED IN APRIL THIS YEAR WHEN THE CONTRACTOR FAILED TO MEET THE WORKING PROGRESS REQUIREMENT.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT, AND WORK WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN NINE MONTHS.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 12.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE PORT WORKS DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE, CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

FLYOVER LANE CLOSED FOR RECONSTRUCTION

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THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM THURSDAY (AUGUST 28) FOR RECONSTRUCTION, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THIS IS PART OF THE TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FLYOVER WHICH WILL LAST FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, THE REMAINING TWO LANES OF THE FLYOVER WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR KOWLOON TONG AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SHOULD USE THE GROUND LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY OF PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD AND PROCEED NORTH ALONG WATERLOO ROAD.

TO ENHANCE SMOOTH TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THE DIVERSION ROUTE, 7-10 AM AND 4-7 PM NO STOPPING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED ON WATERLOO ROAD SECTIONS BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND PUI CHING ROAD/SOARES AVENUE.

/TO EASE

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 J, 1?86

TO EASE TRAFFIC LOAD ALONG PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, PARTICULARLY AT ITS JUNCTION WITH ARGYLE STREET, MOTORISTS FROM HONG KONG HEADING FOR KOWLOON WEST AND TSUEN WAN SHOULD USE THIS ROUTE : CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL INTERCHANGE, GASCOIGNE ROAD, GASCOIGNE ROAD FLYOVER, FERRY STREET, TONG MEI ROAD, LAI CHI KOK ROAD OR GASCOIGNE ROAD, NATHAN ROAD AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR THE AIRPORT AND KOWLOON EAST SHOULD USE THE EAST KOWLOON WAY.

IN ADDITION, THE NORTHBOUND BUS STOP AT PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD UNDER PUI CHING ROAD FLYOVER FOR CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL ROUTES 103, 113 AND 170 WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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THE NUMBER OF JOB VACANCIES NOTIFIED BY EMPLOYERS TO THE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT INCREASED STEADILY IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT DURING THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW, THE DIVISION RECEIVED 63 259 JOB VACANCIES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND EMPLOYERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

THIS REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 10 771 VACANCIES, OR 21 PER CENT OVER THE FIGURES FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

THE INCREASE HAD BEEN PARTICULARLY NOTICEABLE IN THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY WHICH PROVIDED 28 692 JOBS, OR 45 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VACANCIES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY 15 033 VACANCIES FOR SERVICES SECTORS, 10 770 FROM THE WHOLESALE-RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES, AND 2 277 FROM THE TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION SECTOR.

AT THE SAME TIME, MORE THAN 22 800 PERSONS INCLUDING SOME 200 HOLDING UNIVERSITY AND TERTIARY EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS, WERE PLACED IN EMPLOYMENT THROUGH THE DIVISION WHICH OFFERS A FREE SERVICE HELPING EMPLOYERS TO RECRUIT STAFF AND JOB-SEEKERS TO SECURE EMPLOYMENT LOCALLY.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-3524158.

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LAND OFFICE ON THE MOVE * * *

THE LAND OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT WILL BE MOVING TODAY (SATURDAY) FROM THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO NEW ACCOMMODATIONS IN THE HIGH BLOCK OF QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES (QGO) AND WILL CONDUCT BUSINESS FROM TUESDAY (AUGUST 26).

THE OFFICE’S PUBLIC SEARCH AREA (MEMORIALS) WILL OCCUPY THE 17TH FLOOR WHILE THE PUBLIC SEARCH AREA (REGISTER CARDS) AND THE RECEIPT AND DESPATCH UNIT (DEEDS REGISTRATION) WILL BE ACCOMMODATED ON THE 18TH FLOOR OF THE BUILDING.

THE NEW NUMBER FOR ENQUIRY IS 5-8622873.

SOME OF THE PHOTOCOPYING AND MICROFILM EQUIPMENT HAD BEEN REMOVED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) WHILE OTHERS WILL BE MOVED ON TUESDAY IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN A CONTINUOUS, BUT LIMITED, LAND RECORDS SEARCHING SERVICE.

NORMAL SERVICE WILL RESUME ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 27).

DISCO NITE FOR KWUN TONG YOUTHS ORGANISED * * * *

MORE THAN 1 OOO YOUTHS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THEMSELVES AT THE KWUN TONG +DISCO NITE+ ON AUGUST 30 (SATURDAY).

ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, THE DISCO NITE WILL MARK THE CLOSE OF THE DISTRICT’S EIGHT-WEEK SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

TWO DISC JOCKEYS FROM RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, MISS CANDY CHEA AND MR Y.S. MAK, HAVE BEEN INVITED TO HOST THE EVENT AT 8 PM AT THE KAI YIP ESTATE RECREATION CENTRE.

ABOUT 600 ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS WERE ORGANISED DURING THE EIGHT-WEEK KWUN TONG SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, WITH A SPONSORSHIP OF 3346 000 FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

LIMITED TICKETS FOR THE DISCO NITE, AT 315 PER HEAD, ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE. ENQUIRIES MAY BE MADE ON 3-416315.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1986

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WESTERN, EASTERN DISTRICTS TRAFFIC CHANGES * * * * *

tuc cniiTUFRM KPRR^IHE LANE OF CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST BETWEEN ITS J T? Si?H JIs SoEUX ROAD WEST AND A POI NT ABOUT 25 METRES i^T OF ThE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 26).

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

MEANWHILE, THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TIN CHIU STREET AND HEALTHY STREET WEST WILL TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 10 AM AND 4 PM ON TUESDAY OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

KING’S ROAD BETWEEN BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION

DURING THE CLOSURE, AFFECTED TO TIN CHIU STREET, JAVA ROAD AND NORMAL ROUTE I NG.

FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE DIVERTED MAN HONG STREET BEFORE RESUMING

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PROHIBITED ZONES FOR PLB IN SHEUNG SHU I *****

THF FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS IN SHEUNG SHUI WILL BE DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONES TO ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY

(AUGUST 26):

* THE SECTION OF SAN SHING AVENUE BETWEEN HOUSE NOS. 101 AND 121;

* THE ACCESS ROAD TO TONG KUNG LENG FROM FAN KAM ROAD; AND

* THE ACCESS ROAD TO PING KONG FROM FAN KAM ROAD.

NO PUBLIC LIGHT BUS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THESE PROHIBITED ZONES.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1986

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PARKING METER OPERATING HOURS SHORTENED * K * * *

THE OPERATING HOURS OF GOODS WAN WILL BE SHORTENED FROM THE EX TO 8 PM FROM TUESDAY (AUGUST 26).

VEHICLE PARKING METERS IN TSUEN STING 8 AM TO MIDNIGHT TO 8 AM

THE PARKING METERS STREET, HAU TEI SQUARE, STREET, SHIU WO STREET, KOK STREET AND TSO KUNG

ARE LOCATED AT CHUEN LUNG STREET CHUNG ON LOK TAK COURT, SAI LAU STREET, SAN TSUEN WO TIK STREET, MA TAU PA STREET, FUI YIU

STREET.

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NO FLUSHING WATER X * ¥■

SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 26) TO 10 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY TAI HO ROAD, SHA TSUI ROAD TSO KUNG STREET, HOI PA STREET, HEUNG CHE STREET, FU YUNG STREET, TAI PA STREET AND YUEN TUN CIRCUIT, INCLUDING HEUNG WO STREET’AND TSUEN WAN MAGISTRACY.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 1986

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HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF AT CITY HALL *****

A LITTLE BIT OF HONG KONG HISTORY WILL BE MADE WHEN THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ARE WELCOMED AT CITY HALL ON OCTOBER 21 BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG.

IT WILL BE THE QUEEN’S FIRST OFFICIAL FUNCTION DURING HER VISIT, AND THE SECOND TIME SHE HAS VISITED THE BUILDING WHICH FOR ALMOST A QUARTER OF A CENTURY HAS BEEN THE CENTRE OF HONG KONG’S CULTURAL LIFE. THE QUEEN ALSO ATTENDED A WELCOMING CEREMONY IN CITY HALL DURING HER LAST VISIT IN 1975.

HISTORY WILL ALSO BE REPEATING ITSELF, BECAUSE THE FIRST BRITISH ROYAL VISITOR TO HONG KONG, AN EARLIER DUKE OF EDINBURGH, PRINCE ALFRED, ONE OF QUEEN VICTORIA’S SONS, INAUGURATED THE FIRST CITY HALL IN 1869.

BUILT ON QUEEN’S ROAD, THE EARLIER BUILDING WAS LARGELY DEMOLISHED IN 1933 TO MAKE WAY FOR THE HONG KONG BANK’S NEW HEADQUARTERS, WHICH IN TURN HAS BEEN REPLACED BY THE ULTRA-MODERN STRUCTURE THE QUEEN WILL VISIT AFTER THE WELCOMING CEREMONY IN THE PRESENT-DAY CITY HALL.

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WILL STEP ASHORE FROM HMY BRITANNIA AT QUEEN’S PIER AND WILL BE GREETED BY THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE WHO WILL PRESENT THE CHIEF JUSTICE, SIR DENYS ROBERTS, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL T.A. BOAM, SIR S.Y. CHUNG AND THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN.

THE QUEEN WILL INSPECT A GUARD OF HONOUR MOUNTED BY THE 6TH QUEEN ELIZABETH’S OWN GURKHA RIFLES BEFORE ENTERING THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL. SPEECHES WILL BE GIVEN BY THE GOVERNOR AND SIR S.Y. CHUNG TO WHICH HER MAJESTY WILL REPLY.

AFTER THE WELCOMING CEREMONY THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL LEAVE THROUGH THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE WHICH WILL BE LINED WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN AND MEMBERS OF YOUTH GROUPS.

BUILT AT A COST OF $20 MILLION, THE CITY HALL WAS OPENED BY THE THEN GOVERNOR, SIR ROBERT BLACK, ON MARCH 2, 1962. SINCE THEN IT HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN HONG KONG.

/EACH DAY

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EACH DAY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE VISIT ITS LIBRARIES, RESTAURANTS AND THEATRES AND THE BUILDING HAS BECOME THE MAIN VENUE FOR THE HONG KONG ARTS FESTIVAL AND THE FESTIVAL OF ASIAN ARTS.

BUT FOR THOUSANDS OF HONG KONG PEOPLE CITY HALL HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN THEIR HEARTS BECAUSE IT IS WHERE THEY STARTED MARRIED LIFE. THE CITY HALL MARRIAGE REGISTRY IS THE MOST POPULAR IN HONG KONG.

MOST POPULAR IN HONG KONG.

SO IT IS FITTING THAT THE QUEEN’S HER VISIT SHOULD BE IN A BUILDING THAT IN THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL LIFE OF THE

FIRST OFFICIAL FUNCTION ON PLAYS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PART TERRITORY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

JP'S PERFORM IMPORTANT ROLE....................................... 1

TALKING TRADE IN NORTH AMERICA ................................... 3

PUBLIC URGED TO MAKE USE OF LABOUR HOTLINE ....................... 4

YOUTHS HAVE IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY................................ 5

VIDEO GAME TO LAUNCH FIGHT CRIME CAl.JP/LE Qi .................... 6

MEASURES TO RELIEVE NOISE NUISANCE................................ 7

TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT MATTERS ON AGENDA ............................. 8

SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT TO SERVE WAN CHAI EAST .................... 8

RESTRICTED ZONES SEP UP .......................................

KOWLOON CITY BASKETBALL COMPETITION STARTS ....................... 9

RECREATION GROUND TO BE BUILT AT SHA TAU KOK..................... 10

RIGHT TURN ALLOWED............................................... 10

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1936 <*

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JP’S PERFORM IMPORTANT ROLE

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JUSTICES OF THE PEACE PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN HONG KONG’S CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK, PERFORMING DIVERSE DUTIES WHICH ARE LAID DOWN BY LAW.

ONE DAY THEY MAY BE REQUIRED TO MAKE AN INSPECTION VISIT TO A CORRECTIONAL OR REFORMATORY INSTITUTION, OR A HOSPITAL.

ON ANOTHER THEY MAY BE ASKED TO ATTEST A DOCUMENT, DECLARATION, OR AFFIDAVIT. THIS COULD INVOLVE WITNESSING THE SIGNATURE OF A MEDICAL GRADUATE APPLYING FOR A GENERAL PRACTITIONER’S LICENCE, OR WITNESSING THE DECLARATION OF SECRECY BY A RETURNING OFFICER IN A DISTRICT BOARD ELECTION.

ALL THESE DUTIES ARE PERFORMED BY JP’S IN THEIR OWN TIME, AND THEY DO NOT RECEIVE ANY HONORARIUM.

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - UNOFFICIAL AND OFFICIAL - ARE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, AND THE GROWTH IN THEIR NUMBER CAN BE VIEWED AS COMMENSURATE WITH HONG KONG’S OVERALL DEVELOPMENT IN THE PAST TWO DECADES.

IN THE EARLY 196O’S, NEW JP’S WERE APPOINTED EVERY TWO OR THREE YEARS, AND THE TOTAL NUMBER wAS AROUND 300.

NOWADAYS, NEW APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE EVERY YEAR. AS A RULE, ABOUT 40 NEW JP’S ARE APPOINTED IN THESE EXERCISES, WITH A ROUGHLY EQUAL PROPORTION OF UNOFFICIALS AND OFFICIALS.

THE TOTAL ROLL OF JP’S NOW STANDS AT ABOUT 650, AND CAN BE EXPECTED TO INCREASE FURTHER.

UNOFFICIAL JP’S ARE PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY WITH A COMMENDABLE RECORD OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, AND A DESIRE TO CONTINUE TH Io SERVICE AS JP’S EVEN THOUGH IT wILL MAKE A NOT INSUBSTANTIAL DEHaND ON THEIR TIME.

IT IS A LIFETIME APPOINTMENT, AND TWO OF THE LONGEST SERVING UNOFFICIAL JP’S ARE LORD KADOORIE AND MR TS’O TSUN-ON. BOTH WERE APPOINTED IN 1936.

OFFICIAL JP’S TEND TO BE THOSE GOVERNMENT OFFICERS WHO HAVE EEEN IN SERVICE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND HAVE FAIRLY HIGH RANK. ONCE APPOINTED, THEY GENERALLY HOLD OFFICE UNTIL THEY LEAVE THE CIVIL SERVICE.

IN ADDITION, CERTAIN GOVERNMENT OFFICERS - DISTRICT OFFICERS, FOR EXAMPLE - ARE APPOINTED EX-OFFICIO JP’S IN VIEW OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR POSTING, AND THE APPOINTMENT CEASES WHEN THEY ARE RE-ASSIGNED. POwER TO MAKE THESE EX-OFFICIO APPOINTMENT^ IS DELEGATED TO THE CHIEF SECRETARY.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1986

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PERHAPS THE BEST KNOWN FUNCTION OF THE JP’S CONCERNS INSPECTION VISITS THEY MAKE TO ESTABLISHMENTS SUCH AS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, HOSPITALS INCLUDING MENTAL HOSPITALS, REFORMATORY HOMES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, AND DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTRES.

THE VISITS ARE MADE BY TEAMS OF TWO JP’S - ONE UNOFFICIAL AND ONE OFF IC I AL.

THE AIM OF THE VISITS IS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS HAVE THEIR RIGHTS SAFEGUARDED THROUGH REGULAR VISITS BY INDEPENDENT PEOPLE OF STANDING IN THE COMMUNITY.

DURING A VISIT, THE JP’S ARE BRIEFED BY THE OFFICER OR PERSON IN CHARGE, AND INMATES OR PATIENTS MAY SPEAK TO THEM, OR MAKE A WR ITTEN SUBMISSION.

THE JP’S CAN REPORT ON ANY COMPLAINTS THEY RECEIVE AND ON ANY OBSERVATIONS THEY MAY MAKE CONCERNING CONDITIONS AND PROCEDURES AT AN INSTITUTION.

PRISONERS MAY COMPLAIN OF THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH THEY ARE HELD, PENTAL HOSPITAL PATIENTS MAY COMPLAIN ABOUT THE REASONS FOR THEIR DETENTION. THE JP’S MAY MAKE OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE FREQUENCY OF VISITS EACH INMATE IS ALLOWED OR THE PHYSICAL STATE OF THE INSTITUTION.

THESE REPORTS ARE SEEN BY SENIOR OFFICERS IN THE GOVERNMENT, AND ACTED UPON.

THE JP’S ARE, IN TURN, ADVISED OF WHAT ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN. IF NO ACTION IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY, THE REASON FOR THIS MUST Be EXPLAINED TO THE JP’S. SHOULD A JP BE DISSATISFIED WITH THE ACTION TAKEN HE IS ABLE TO TAKE THE MATTER FURTHER.

+THESE VISITS ARE REGARDED AS AN EFFECTIVE AND INDEPENDENT CHECK OF THE CONDUCT OF THESE INSTITUTIONS,* SAID THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT OFFICER RESPONSIBLE FOR ARRANGING THE VISITS, PR GEOFFREY WOODHEAD.

VISITS TO MANY OF THESE ESTABLISHMENTS, SUCH AS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, ARE A STATUTORY DUTY, AND ARE MADE REGULARLY.

CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, ARE VISITED EITHER BI-MONTHLY OR MONTHLY, DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF INSTITUTION.

THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION, WHICH HAS ITS OWN DETENTION FACILITIES, IS ANOTHER ESTABLISHMENT TO WHICH JP’S MAKE STATUTORY INSPECTION VISITS.

IN ADDITION, JP’S REGULARLY VISIT CLOSED CENTRES FOR VIETNAMESE REFUGEES.

THERE IS NO PRIOR ADVICE OF THE EXACT TIME THAT A VISIT IS TO BE MADE TO A PARTICULAR ESTABLISHMENT.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1986

+WE TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT THE JP’S DO NOT VISIT THE SAME ESTABLISHMENT TwICE wITHIN A TWO-YEAR PERIOD,* SAID MR WOODHEAD, THC ASSISTANT SECRETARY (CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELECTORAL AFFAIRS) Ih THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY. +BEING A FRESH VISITUn ADDS TO THE INDEPENDENCE OF A PERSON’S VIEWPOINT.*

MR WOODHEAD SAID THE PROGRAMME OF INSPECTION VISITS PLAYS ITS PART IN HELPING TO ENSURE THAT THE VARIOUS ESTABLISHMENTS ARE RUN PROPERLY, AND IF INMATES OR PATIENTS DO HAVE COMPLAINTS THEN TricY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THEM TO UNBIASED COMMUNITY LEADERj.

AROUND 7OO VISITS ARE MADE YEARLY, AND THIS DOES MAKE AN IMPOSITION ON JP’S WHO ARE ON THE VISITS ROSTER.

NOT ALL JP’S ARE AVAILABLE FOR SUCH SERVICE, AND, BECAUSE OF THEIR ALREADY LARGE WORKLOAD ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY, MEMBERS CF THE EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, REGIONAL AND URBAN COUNCILS ARE EXEMPTED.

+THE WORK OF THE JP’S IN MAKING THESE VISITS IS APPRECIATED. THEY ARE USUALLY PROMINENT AND BUSY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THESE CIVIC DUTIES DO TAKE TIME,* MR WOODHEAD SAID.

HE SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE SCHEDULING OF VISITS WAS ROUTINE, LOGISTICAL PROBLEMS COULD ARISE, WITH SOMEONE PERHAPS BEING DELaYcm, OR BAD WEATHER INTERFERING WITH ARRANGEMENTS.

CARS ARE USED FOR MOST VISITS, BUT HELICOPTERS OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY AIR FORCE OR LAUNCHES ARE MORE CONVENIENT IM TRAVELLING TO THE MORE REMOTE ESTABLISHMENTS.

MR WOODHEAD CONSIDERS THAT JP’S PERFORM A VALUABLE FUNCTION FOR THEIR COMMUNITY, AND IT IS A TIME-HONOURED ONE WITH MUCH HISTORY BEHIND IT: THE ENGLISH JUSTICES OF THE PEACE ACT WHICH APPLIES IN HONG KONG DATES BACK TO THE YEAR 1361.

TALKING TRADE IN M K H

NORTH AMERICA * *

HONG KONG WILL TAKE PART THIS WEEK IN FURTHER TALKS IN WASHINGTON D.C. AS A PART OF A PRESIDENTIAL REVIEW OF THE U.S. GENERALISED SCHEME OF PREFERENCES.

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION WILL BE LED BY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR CF TRADE, NORTH AMERICA, MR ROBERT FOOTMAN. THE REVIEW WILL DETERMINE COMPETITIVE NEED LEVELS FOR EACH BENEFICIARY TERRITORY ON A PRODUCT BY PRODUCT BASIS.

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1?86

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IT wILL ALSO DETERMINE SHOULD BE WAIVED ALTOGETHER INDIVIDUAL BENEFICIARIES.

WHETHER THE COMPETITIVE NEED LEVELS IN RESPECT OF ANY PRODUCTS FOR

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE

OF THE REVIEW REQUIRE THE PRESIDENT

TO TAKE” INTO ACCOUNT VARIOUS FACTORS, INCLUDING AN INDIVIDUAL BENEFICIARY’S LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT, ITS COMPETITIVENESS IN RESPECT OF INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS AND ITS TRADE POLICIES.

THE REVIEW STARTED IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR AND THE RESULT WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JANUARY 1987.

THE TALKS NEXT WEEK FOLLOW A MEETING IN HONG KONG IN APRIL THIS YEAR DURING WHICH THE HONG KONG DELEGATION INDICATED WHICH PRODUCTS WERE OF GREATER INTEREST TO HONG KONG AS R^ARDS WAIVERS CF COMPETITIVE NEED LEVELS OR IMPOSITION OF LOWER COMPETITIVE NEED LEVELS.

DURING THE APRIL MEETING THE HONG KONG DELEGATION ALSO REFERRED TO THE VARIOUS SUBMISSIONS WHICH HAD BEEN MADE IN RESPECT OF HONG KONG’S OPEN MARKET, GOOD TRADE PRACTICES -------------------------------- PATENTS, TRADE MARK AND

AND STRONG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS.

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PUBLIC URGED TO MAKE USE OF LABOUR HOTLINE

*****

ANY COMPLAINTS ON THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS IN OVERTIME WORK OR ON REST DAYS IN INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS CAN L£ MADE ON LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S HOTLINE - 5-8153789.

COMPLAINTS ON OTHER IRREGULARITIES, SUCH AS EMPLOYERS FAIL I..u T TAKE OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY FOR EMPLOYEES AGAINST ACCIDENT AT WORK AND EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, CAN ALSO BE MADE THROUGH THIS LINE.

THE HOTLINE, IN USE SINCE 1978, IS OPERATED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S wOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS DIVISION 24 HOURS A DAY. IT IS SWITCHED ON TO THE AUTO-RECORDING SYSTEM AFTER OFFICE HOURS.

+ALL COMPLAINTS ARE PROMPTLY AND THOROUGHLY INVESTIGATED BY LABOUR INSPECTORS THROUGH VISITS TO THE ESTABLISHMENT UNDER COMPLAINT,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦DEPENDING ON THE NATURE OF THE COMPLAINT, THE INSPECTION MAY BE CARRIED OUT DURING OFFICE HOURS, OUTSIDE NORMAL WORKING riOURS OR EVEN ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.*

/auaiNG THi ......

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1986

DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, MORE THAN 183 COMPLAINTS WERE RECEIVED THROUGH THE HOTLINE. OF THESE, THE MAJORITY CONCERNED EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN FOR LONG WORKING HOURS AND ON REST DAYS AS WELL AS ON EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN IN INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS.

AS A RESULT OF INVESTIGATIONS, 76 EMPLOYERS WERE PROSECUTED FOR BREACHES OF VARIOUS LABOUR REGULATIONS.

THE SPOKESMAN CALLED ON THE PUBLIC MAKING USE OF THE HOTLINE TC STATE CLEARLY THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT AGAINST WHICH THE COMPLAINT IS DIRECTED, THE NATURE OF COMPLAINT AND ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT MAY FACILITATE INVESTIGATION.

WHERE POSSIBLE, THE NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF THE COMPLAINANTS SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN.

+THEY CAN REST ASSURED THAT ALL COMPLAINTS ARE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND UNLESS JTH THEIR CONSENT, THEIR NAMES OR IDENTITY WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED IN THE COURSE OF OUR INVESTI GAT I ' .,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

YOUTHS HAVE IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY

*****

THE ROLE OF YOUNG PEOPLE IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN HONG KONG, SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KEVIN HO, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

+WHETHER THE FUTURE SOCIETY OF HONG KONG WILL MAINTAIN ITS PROSPERITY AND STABILITY IS LARGELY DEPENDENT ON YOUNGSTERS’ FRIENDLINESS AMONG THEMSELVES AND THEIR WHOLE-HEARTED PARTICIPATION IN DEVELOPING THE SOCIETY,+ MR HO SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF A SCOUT ACTIVITY ORGANISED EY THE HONG KONG SCOUT ASSOCIATION EAST KOWLOON REGION, MR HO NOTED THAT THERE WAS A NEED TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG THE YOUNGER GENERATION IN HONG KONG.

+THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN SCOUTS ACTIVITIES, YOUNGSTERS WILL EE ABLE TO OBTAIN A PEACEFUL STATE GF MIND AS wELL AS A SPIRIT OF OBEDIENCE. MEANWHILE, THEY WILL ALSO REALISE THE IMPORTANCE OF CO-OPERATION AND HARMONY,+ HE SAID.

♦APART FROM THAT, THE MEANINGFUL SERVICES PROVIDED BY SCOUTS ALSO tNHANCE A BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF ThEIR RIGHTS AND DUTIES IN THE SOCIETY, AND THEIR CONCERN AND CONTRIBUTION TO IT,+ MR HO SAID.

/+JCINTLY OHGaLISDD.......

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1986

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+JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SCOUTS IN SAI KUNG, WONG TAI SIN AND SAI MAU PING, THE ACTIVITY HELD TODAY HAS FULLY REVEALED AN ATMOSPHERE OF UNITY, CO-OPERATION AND FRIENDLINESS AMONG THEM.

♦SUCH ATMOSPHERE WILL SURELY BE CARRIED FORwARD DURING THE COMING HONG KONG DIAMOND JUBILEE JAMBOREE 1986 FOR SOME 5 £00 CAMPERS COMING FROM LOCAL YOUTH ORGANISATIONS AS WELL AS OVERSEAS SCOUT ASSOCIATION,* HE SAID.

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VIDEO GAME TO LAUNCH FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN

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ABOUT 700 YOUTHS IN YUEN LONG WILL PARTICIPATE IN A THREE-DAY VIDEO GAME COMPETITION ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 26) TO LAUNCH THE ANNUAL FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN IN THE DISTRICT.

PROGRAMMED WITH FIGHT CRIME MESSAGES, THE VIDEO GAME COMPETITION IS PART OF A SERIES OF PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES BEING ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, DISTRICT BOARD AND THE POLICE AT A BUDGET OF ABOUT $70 000.

OFFICIATING AT TUESDAY’S OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR TAI KUEN; YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALAN WONG; AND YUEN LONG DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR S.Y. LIM. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, NR LEUNG SHUI-FAT, WILL DELIVER A SPEECH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN AND THE VIDEO GAME COMPETITION, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 11.30 AM ON TUESDAY IN THE YUEN LONG TOWN HALL.

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MEASURES TO RELIEVE NOISE NUISANCE

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SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT

RESIDENTS OF ABERDEEN CENTRE CAN NOW

AFTER RECT I - I CAT I ON WORK WAS DONE TO THE NOISY WATER COOLERS OF A NEARBY FACTORY, FOLLOWING a COMPLAINT MADE TO THE SOUTHERN DI STR ICT BOARD.

USING IHE +MY SUGGESTIONS to the southern district board* POSTGRAMME SCHEME ABERDEEN CENTRE RESIDENTS COMPLAINED THAT EXCESSIVE NOISE GENERATED BY THE ROUND-THE-CLOCK OPERATION OF THE WATER COOLING SYSTEM SERIOUSLY DISTURBED THEIR SLEEP.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE REFLECTED THE PROBLEM TO THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WHICH CARRIED OUT FOLLOW-UP MAMArJJ1c^Zl9'e,-rrtlAnPT0PR ,ATE ACT,0N *AS TAKEN AND THE FACTORY MANAGEMENT WAS TOLD TO CARRY OUT NOISE REDUCTION WORK.

+TW0 NOISE SURVEYS CONDUCTED AFTER REMEDIAL *ORK FOUND THAT THE ANNOYING TONE HAD BEEN ELIMINATED AND NOISE EMISSION IS NOW BEING MAINTAINED AT ACCEPTABLE LEVELS,* A DISTRICT OFF ICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE POSTGRAMME 1983 FOR RESIDENTS, PARTICULARLY THOSE CF THE DISTRICT SUCH AS THE BAYS AREA, EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS TO THE BOARD.

SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN LIVING IN REMOTE PARTS STANLEY AND SHEK 0, TO

DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN JANUARY 1984 AND NOVEMBER 1^85, THE BOARD HAD RECEIVED 292 POSTGRAMMES FROM RESIDENTS GIVING SUGGESTIONS OR LODGING COMPLAINTS ON TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND LAW AND ORDER MATTERS.

THE POSTAGE-FREE POSTGRAMMES, PUBLISHED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, ARE OBTAINABLE AT 72 DISTRIBUTION POINTS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

THESE INCLUDE THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES POST OFFICES, GOVERNMENT OFFICES, COMMUNITY HALLS, MAJOR BANKS, PETROL STATIONS AND VARIOUS KAIFONG AND RESIDENTS ASSOC I AT IONS.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1936

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TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT UTTERS ON AGENDA K * * *

TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL MEET ON TUESDAY (AUGUST 26) TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT MATTERS IN THE DISTRICT.

ANOTHER ITEM FOR DISCUSSION a ILL BE SCHOOL PLACE ALLOCATIONS IN TAI PO.

BOARD MEMBERS ^ILL ALSO EXPRESS THEIR VIEwS ON A PROPOSED SITE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS BY VARIOUS COMMIT ir.^S OF THE BOARD AND APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE TZ I PO DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY AT 9.30 AM It. THE CONFERENCE ROON OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR ’ T I COMMERCIAL CENTRE 152-17* KWONG FUK ROAD, TAI PO. SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION oEnVICE wILL EE AVAILABLE.

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SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT T SERVE wAN CHAI EAST * * * *

TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT AT WAN CHAI EAST TO SERVE A POPULATION OF 180 000.

TO REDUCE POLLUTION IN VICTOR I HARBOUR, THE PLhNT WILL _ PROVIDE DEGRITTING AND SCREENING FACILITIES BEFORE DISCHARGING INTO THE SEA.

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF AN INLET PUMPING STATION, PLANT HOUSE, TRANSFORMER HOUSE, ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, SCREENING CHAMBERS, GRIT TRAPS, ANCILLARY STRUCTURES, ASSOCIATED PIPEWORKS AND ROADwORKS.

THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING AND SUPERVISING THE CONSTRUCTION WORKS.

TENDERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 18.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1986

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RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP

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TwO SECTIONS OF ROAD IN TO KWA WAN WILL BE DESIGNATED RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 27) BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM AND 4 PM AND 7 PM DAILY.

THEY ARE:

* THE NORTHERN SIDE OF SHEUNG HEUNG ROAD BETWEEN CHEUNG NING STREET AND TO KwA WAN ROAD; AND

* THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF SHEUNG HEUNG ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH TO KWA WAN ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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

WITH EFFECT FROM THE SAME TIME, A SECTION OF KENT ROAD IN YAU YAT CHUEN BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION wITH SOMERSET ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 56 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION wILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE FOR TAXIS.

wITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONE, NO TAXI WILL BE ALLOwED TO PICK UP OR SET DOWN PASSENGERS.

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KOWLOON CITY BASKETBALL COMPETITION STARTS

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THE FIRST ROUND OF BASKETBALL MATCHES TO SELECT THE REPRESENTING TEAMS FOR THE LOK SIN TONG CUP COMPETITION IN KOWLOON CITY STARTED TODAY (SUNDAY) AFTER AN OPENING CEREMONY PERFORMED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, AND URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR LO KING-MAN.

A TOTAL OF 36 MEN'S TEAMS AND 12 WOMEN'S TEAMS FROM THE FOUR SUB-DISTRICTS IN KOWLOON CITY WILL COMPETE IN THE TOURNAMENT.

CHAIRMAN OF KOWLOON LOK SIN TONG, MR LAU TAK, SAID AT THE CEREMONY THAT GENERAL RESPONSE TO THE COMPETITION HAD BEEN ENCOURAGING AND THE COMPETITION HAD BECOME AN ANNUAL EVENT IN THE DISTRICT.

THE FINAL MATCH WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 11 AT THE MORSE PARK INDOOR STADIUM.

THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IS ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT'S RECREATION AND SPORTS COUNCIL, THE DISTRICT OFFICE, KOwLOON LOK SIN TONG AND URBAN COUNCIL, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 1986

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RECREATION GROUND TO BE BUILT AT SHA TAU KOK

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A SPORTS GROUND IS TO BE BUILT AT SHA TAU KOK ROAD OFF HA TAM SHUI HANG TO PROVIDE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR NEARBY VILLAGERS.

OCCUPYING 8 100 SQUARE METRES, THE SPORTS GROUND WILL. HAVE £ MINI-SOCCER PITCH-CUM-HANDBALL COURT, AND A BASKETBALL-CUM-VOLLEYBALL COURT.

TOILETS. AN OFFICE AND A STOREROOM WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED IN A SINGLE-STOREY SERVICE BUILDING TO BE CONSTRUCTED UNDER THc SAME CONTRACT.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS I NV ITI NG TENDERS FOR ‘ EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER AND

THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH IS TAKE 10 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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RIGHT TURN ALLOWED

AS PART OF THE WAN CHAI SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES, VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM WESTBOUND HENNESSY ROAD ONTO LUARD ROAD FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 27).

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

.OtJDAY, /tUGUST 25, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE IIO.

TENDERS INVITED TO BUILD NEW POLICE HEADQUARTERS ............ 1

SEVEN MILLION PUBLIC ENQUIRIES RECEIVED ..................... 1

HK'S UNIQUE +PEN FRIEND+ PROJECT CLOSING ....................

USD aLL-OUT EFFORTS TO KEEP BEACHES CLEaN ................... 3

FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN FOR SaI KUNG DISTRICT ..................

HK, aMERICaN YOUTHS IN JOINT CONCERT ........................ 5

FREE MEDIC.iL FOR ELDERLY ISLANDERS ......................... 6

WaN CHAI ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW ............. 6

PARTIAL CLOSURE OF PROMEN.JJE FOR C^BLE WORKS ............... 7

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR CRaFT, TECHNICIAN COURSES............ 8

SOUTHERN DISTRICT 'MEET THE PUBLIC' SCHEME .................. 8

TEMPORARY closure of sports ro„d ............................ 9

RIGHT TURN BAN ON KaI CHEUNG ROAD ........................... 9

WONG CHUK HaNG TRAFFIC CHANGES .............................. 9

NORTH DISTRICT WATER CUT .................................... 10

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 1986 1

TENDERS INVITED TO BUILD NEW POLICE HEADQUARTERS

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A NEW POLICE HEADQUARTERS COMPLEX IS TO BE BUILT ON THE SITE CF THE FORMER JUNIOR POLICE MARRIED QUARTERS BUILDING IN WAN CHAI.

THE COMPLEX, WHICH WILL RELIEVE A SHORTAGE OF SPACE IN THE EXISTING HEADQUARTERS BUILDING IN ARSENAL STREET, WILL BE CONSTRUCTED ON A SITE AREA OF 6 600 SQUARE METRES.

IT WILL CONSIST OF A ONE-LEVEL BASEMENT AND A SEVEN-STOREY PODIUM WITH TOWER BLOCKS ON TOP.

CONSTRUCTION WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN PHASES, WITH PRIORITY BEING GIVEN IN THE FIRST PHASE TO FACILITIES WHICH ARE MOST URGENTLY NEEDED TO MEET OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS.

THESE INCLUDE POLMIL HEADQUARTERS. HONG KONG ISLAND REGIONAL COMMAND AND CONTROL CENTRE AND THE ASSOCIATED COMPUTER SUITE, WORKSHOPS AND STORES OF THE COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH, VEHICLE SERVICING FACILITIES, VEHICLE PARKING SPACES, FITNESS TRAINING FACILITIES AND FIR ING RANGES.

CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE I, WHICH INCLUDES THE BASEMENT AND PODIUM, IS DUE FOR COMPLETION IN EARLY 1989.

DEMOLITION OF THE POLICE QUARTERS HAS BEEN COMPLETED. PILING WORK STARTED ON THE SITE IN MARCH AND WILL BE COMPLETED IN OCTOBER.

WHEN THE BUILDING IS COMPLETED IT WILL riAVE A GROSS FLOOR AREA CF 34 900 SQUARE METRES.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE BASEMENT, AS WELL AS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF DIAPHRAGM WALLING AND ASSOCIATED WORKS.

THIS WORK WILL START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE SEVEN MONTHS.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 17.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE PODIUM WILL START UNDER A SEPARATE CONTRACT ONCE THE BASEMENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

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SEVEN MILLION PUBLIC ENQUIRIES RECEIVED

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MORE THAN SEVEN MILLION ENQUIRIES FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WERE RECEIVED AT THE 66 PUBLIC ENQUIr. SERVICE CEnTREj F THx CITY AND NEw TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR.

THE PESO’S PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF SEr ICES AND ARE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

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THE SERVICES PROVIDED INCLUDE ANSWERING GENEkAL ENWUlKlts DISTRIBUTING GOVERNMENT FORMS, LEAFLETS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS ADMINISTERING STATUTORY DECLARATIONS; ADVISING AND OFFERING INFORMATION ON SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS RENDERING ASSISTANCE IN SOLVING PERSONAL PROBLEMS AND ARRANGING REFERRALS FOR CASES WHICH REQUIRE EXPERTISE ADVICE.

+AMONG THE MORE POPULAR SUBJECTS DEALT WITH WERE ENQUIRIES ABOUT TELEPHONE NUMBERS, LOCATIONS AND OPENING HOURS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICES; JOB VACANCIES IN THE CIVIL SERVICE? REQUEST FOR POSTERS, PAMPHLETS AND FORMS ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS’ AND SOCIAL FUNCTIONS AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL,+ A CNTA SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦THE FREE LEGAL ADVICE SCHEME JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE LAW SOCIETY AND CNTA WAS ALSO WELL UTILISED WITH NEARLY 1 500 CASES REFERRED TO THE HONG KONG LAW SOCIETY,+ HE ADDED.

+DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS MORE THAN 5 600 PEOPLE CONSULTED THE RENT OFFICERS OF THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT STATIONED IN THE 12 DISTRICT OFFICES FOR ADVICE ON RENT AND TENANCY PROBLEMS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ANYONE WISHING TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SERVICES AVAILABLE AT THE 66 CENTRES CAN TELEPHONE OR APPROACH THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE SECTION AT CNTA HEADQUARTERS, 13TH FLOOR, WORLD SHIPPING CENTRE, NO. 7 CANTON ROAD, HARBOUR CITY, TSIM SHA TSUI (TEL: 3-692255).

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HK’S UNIQUE +PEN FRIEND+ PROJECT CLOSING ft ft ft ft ft

HONG KONG’S UNIQUE EXERCISE IK COMMUNICATIONS AT EXPO ’86, OPERATION PEN-FRIEND+, WILL OFFICIALLY CLOSE ON AUGUST 31.

BY THEN MORE THAN 420 000 POSTCARDS BEARING PERSONALISED MESSAGES, EITHER IN ART OR WRITTEN FORM, a ILL HAVE BEEN SENT TC THE HONG KONG PAVILION FOR DISTRIBUTION TO VISITORS. THIS NUMBER WILL EE SUFFICIENT TO LAST UNTIL EXPO ’86 CLOSES ON OCTOBER 13.

THE PROJECT BEGAN WITH A COMPETITION IN MARCH IN WHICH ABOUT 470 SCHOOLS TOOK PART. TOGETHER, THE SCHOOLS SENT IN ALMOST 300 000 HAND-DRAWN POSTCARDS.

SUPPORT HAS ALSO COME FROM THE COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTING ABOUT 120 000 CARDS THROUGH COLLECTION POINTS AT BEACONSFIELD HOUSE AND THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE.

THE ARTISTIC QUALITY OF MANY OF THE POSTCmRDS HAS BEEN OF SUCH HIGH STANDARD THAT A SELECTION WAS PUT ON DISPLAY FOR FOUR DAYS I.. MAY AT THE LANDMARK.

A STRIKING FEATURE OF SOME OF THE WORK -.AS THE +LOVE AND PRIDE PUT INTO THEM - LOVE FOR HONG KONG AND DR IDE IK BELONGING TO THIS VERY SPECIAL COMMUNITY*, THE SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, MR JAMES SO, SAID AT THE OPENING OF ThrtT DISPLAY.

MCKDAI, AUGUST 25, 1986

NUMEROUS FAVOURABLE COMMENTS ON THE PROJECT, RANGING FROM +A GREAT IDEA+ TO +UNIQUE AND VERY ORIGINAL* HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM VISITORS TO THE HONG KONG PAVILION AT EXPO.

ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR PETER MOSS, WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE PROJECT SINCE THE OUTSET, SAID IT WAS THE SUPPORT OF THE HONG KONG COMMUNITY THAT MADE IT A SUCCESS.

+WE ARE ALSO GRATEFUL TO CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS AND THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR CONTRI BUT ION,+ HE ADDED.

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USD ALL-OUT EFFORTS TO KEEP ..BEACHES CLEAN XXX

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS TAKING VARIOUS MEASURES, INCLUDING THE USE OF MECHANICAL DEVICES, TO KEEP THE 12 GAZETTED BEACHES ON HONG KONG ISLAND CLEAN AND TIDY.

+DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, 4.7 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED THE 12 BEACHES, LEAVING BEHIND A TOTAL OF

4 208 TONNES OF REFUSE,+ SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT TODAY.

+IN JULY ALONE, SOME 1.8 MILLION PEOPLE VISITED THE BEACHES AND ABOUT 1 254 TONNES OF REFUSE WERE COLLECTED.+

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT ABOUT 90 USD STAFF HAD TO WORK DAILY TO CLEAN U’ THE LARGE AMOUNT OF RUBBISH ON THE BEACHES.

+THE CLEANSING WORK HAS TO BE DONE AT DAwN AND AFTER SUNSET TO AVOID INCONVENIENCE CAUSED TO SwIMMERS,+ HE SAID.

+AS FAR AS POSSIBLE, MECHANICAL DEVICES ARE USED FOR THE CLEAN-UP SO AS TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY. IN PLACES THAT CANNOT BE REACHED BY MACHINES, OUR CLEANSING TEAM HAS TO PICK UP RUBBISH MANUALLY.+

THE SPOKESMAN SAID REFUSE IN THE SEA WAS PICKED UP BY EIGHT MECHANICAL BOATS, +SEA CATS+, ..HILE RUBBISH ON THE BEACH WAS REMOVED BY SEVEN MOTORISED HANDCARTS, +HILLY BILLIES*, AND A FARM TRUCK.

+TwO MODERN BEACH CLEANSING VEHICLES wHICh CAN SWEEP UP A LARGE AMOUNT OF RUBBISH AT ONE TIME ARE STATIONED AT POPULAR BEACHES SUCH AS REPULSE BAY AND SHEK 0,+ HE SAID.

+REFUSE BOOMS ARE ALSO INSTALLED AT REPULSE BAY AND DEEP WATER BAY TO PREVENT RUBBISH FRO BEING CARRIED ON TO THE SWIMMING AREAS FROM OUTSIDE wATO.S.

/+aS THE

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 1986

+AS THE REFUSE BOOMS HAVE PROVED EFFECTIVE, ANOTHER ONE WILL BE INSTALLED AT STANLEY MAIN BEACH LATER THIS YEAR.+

AS A FURTHER MEASURE TO KEEP THE BEACHES CLEAN, THE LRBAN COUNCIL HAS STEPPED UP PROSECUTION AGAINST LITTERBUGS AT BEACHES THIS SUMMER, HE ADDED.

FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN FOR SAI KUNG DISTRICT

*****

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR THE 1986-87 SAI KUNG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN AIMED AT AROUSING PEOPLE S CONCERN TO PREVENT CRIME IN THE DISTRICT.

THE ACTIVITIES, ORGANISED BY A WORKING GROUP UNDER THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FlGHT CRIME COMMITTEE FOR ALL RESIDENTS SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN SAI KUNG ARE ALSO AIMED AT SCHOOL AN%^RSTAND|NG 0F crime PREVENTION AND

TO MAINTAIN CLOSER CO-OPERATION WITH THE

ENHANCING A BETTER ENCOURAGING PEOPLE POL ICE.

THE THEME FOR AND +NE IGHBOURHOOD

THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN WILL BE + HOME SECURITY* WATCH*. A FORMER MISS HONG KONG, MISS ANGLIE STANDARD BEARER OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT

LEUNG, WILL BE THE FIGHT CR IME CAMPAIGN.

THE FIRST PROGRAMME TO MARK THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE A VISIT TO THE TSO WO HANG MARINE EAST HEADQUARTERS ON AUGUST 28, TO RF FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER VISIT TO THE POLICE CADcT TRAINING SCHOOL IN FANLING AND A HOME SECURITY DAY FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS IN SEPTEMBER.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE A CRIME PREVENTION VARIETY SHOW AND PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE SAI KUNG TOWN HALL AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE SEMINARS ON CRIME PREVENTION AS WELL AS SPEECH COMPETITIONS FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

PUBLICITY BOOKLETS AND CALENDARS CONTAINING CRIME PREVENTION MESSAGES AND THE CONTACT NUMBER OF THE SAI KUNG DIVISIONAL POLICE AND DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS OVER THE

STATION WILL BE PRINTED NEXT FEW COMING MONTHS.

THE ESTIMATED COST FOR THIS YEAR’S DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME ACTIVITIES IS ABOUT |6O 000, SPONSORED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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HK, AMERICAN YOUTHS IN JOINT CONCERT *****

THE MUSIC OFFICE WILL PRESENT A COMBINED CONCERT BY THE RENOWNED WASHINGTON D.C. YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ON AUGUST 30 (SATURDAY) AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

THE AUDIENCE WILL BE TREATED TO A SUPERB PROGRAMME UNDER THE BATONS OF THREE:’ CONDUCTORS. THEY ARE THE ASSISTANT MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR (PROFESSIONAL) OF THE MUSIC OFFICE, MR THOMAS WANG, AND THE CONDUCTOR AND ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR OF THE D.C. YOUTH ORCHESTRA, MR LYN MCLAIN AND MR ALFONSO POLLARD.

AS AN ADDED ATTRACTION, MRS SALLY MCLAIN, A DISTINGUISHED VIOLINIST AND A MEMBER OF THE KENNEDY CENTRE OPERA HOUSE ORCHESTRA, AND MR WILLIAM HAWTHORNE, PRINCIPAL BASS OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, WILL BE SOLOISTS.

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME ARE POPULAR PIECES SUCH AS BRAHMS’ TRAGIC OVERTURE, OP. 81, BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 5 IN C MINOR, CP. 67, BOTTES INI’S GRAND DUO CONCERTANTE FOR VIOLIN AND STRING BASS AND GERSHWIN’S PORGY AND BESS OVERTURE.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CONCERT, WHICH BEGINS AT 8 PM, WILL BE TCHAIKOVSKY’S 1812 OVERTURE, OP. 49 PLAYED JOINTLY BY THE TWO ORCHESTRAS.

FOUNDED IN 1960, THE D.C. YOUTH ORCHESTRA PROGRAMME HAS RECRUITED, PROVIDED INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TRAINING, ENSEMBLE TRAINING AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MORE THAN 45 000 YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE PROGRAMME HAS NOW AN ENROLMENT OF 675 YOUNG PEOPLE ORGANISED INTO FOUR ORCHESTRAS AND NUMEROUS CHAMBER GROUPS WITH THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA AS THE TOP LEVEL PERFORMING GROUP. IT PRESENT OVER 30 CONCERTS A YEAR AND USUALLY FEATURES LOCAL AND NATIONALLY KNOWN ARTISTES AS SOLOISTS.

THE 90-MEMBER ORCHESTRA w ILL ARRIVE IN HONG KONG ON AUGUST 23 (THURSDAY) FOLLOWING THEIR TOUR OF CHINA.

THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA COMPRISING 85 MEMBERS PREVIOUSLY PARTICIPATED IN TWO JOINT PERFORMANCE WITH THE HONS' KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA IN ADDITION TO A SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL CONCERT LAST APRIL.

TICKETS AT $5 EACH ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICES OF THE CITY HALL, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, SPACE MUSEUM, HONG KONG COLISEUM AND TOM LEE MUSIC CO. (CAUSEWAY BAY, CAMERON LANE, TAI KOO SHING CITY PLAZA AND MAN YEE BUILDING BRANCHES). FOR ENQUIRIES, CALL 5-283257.

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FREE MEDICAL FOR ELDERLY ISLANDERS * * * * *

INLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE wILL ORGANISE A +HEALTH DAY+ PROGRAMME AT TUNG CHUNG, LANTAU ISLAND, TOMORROW (TUE$DAY) AND ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 27) TO PROVIDE FREE MEDICAL CHECK-UPS FOR THE ELDERLY.

AT 2 TUNG

TO MARK THE OCCASION A BRIEF CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW PM IN THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES OFFICE, SHEUNG LING PEI,

CHUNG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY AND THE MEDICAL SERVICES.

THE LAUNCH +CLEMENTI+ *ILL BE AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES AND WILL LEAVE THE MARINE DEPARTMENT PIER IN CENTRAL AT 10 AM TOMORROW AND LAND TRANSPORT ON LANTAU WILL BE AVAILABLE AT MUI WO.

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WAN CHAI ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE wAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE PROVISIONING OF WELCOME SIGNBOARDS IN THE DISTRICT AND THE PRINTING OF CHINESE NEW YEAR +DOOR GOD+ POSTERS.

THEY WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO ENDORSE FUNDS FOR ADDITIONAL STRUCTURAL WORK IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF RAIN SHELTERS IN BOWEN ROAD.

MEMBERS WILL RAISE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE OBSTRUCTION OF PAVEMENT UNDER CANAL FLYOVER AND THE PROBLEM OF WASTE WATER DISCHARGED BY RESTAURANTS AND FOOD PREMISES ONTO REAR LANES.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETING AT 4 PM IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR CF TUNG WAH MANSION AT 201 HENNESSY ROAD.

THOSE INTERESTED SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON 5-8921239 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

/THEY ARE .......

MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 1986

THEY ARE ALSO WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETINGS OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE AT 4 PM ON SEPTEMBER 2, THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT SEPTEMBER 9, AND THE CULTURE AND RECREATION

COMMITTEE AT 4 PM ON

COMMITTEE AT 4 PM ON

SEPTEMBER 16.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETIN.G AT 4 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, EIGHTH FLOOR, 201 HENNESSY ROAD.

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PARTIAL CLOSURE OF PROMENADE FOR CABLE WORKS * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE PART OF THE SEAVIEW PROMENADE AND THE LAND BETWEEN DEEP WATER BAY AND REPULSz BAY.

THIS IS TO ENABLE HONG KONG ELECTRIC COMPANY LIMITED TO LAY 132 KILO-VOLT ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION CABLES LINKING WONG CHUK HANG ZONE STATION * I TH THE PROPOSED CHUNG HOM KOK ZONE STATION.

THE NEW CABLE CIRCUIT IS NECESSARY TO MEET THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR ELECTRICITY AND TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE POWER SUPPLY TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE PROPOSED CLOSURE WILL REDUCE THE WIDTH OF THE PROMENADE TO A MINIMUM OF ONE METRE.

ACCESS FOR PEDESTRIANS ALONG THE PROMENADE AT ALL TIMES AND DISTURBANCE TO PROMENADE USERS A MINIMUM.

ILL BE MAINTAINED WILL BE KEPT TO

THE PLAN AND SCHEME CAN BE SEEN AT CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT CFPICE; DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, HONG KONG SOUTH; AND SOUTHERN DISTRICT CFF ICE.

WRITTEN OBJECTIONS SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY OCTOBER 21.

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MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 1986

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APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR CRAFT, TECHNICIAN COURSES

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THE SEVEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL ARE INVITING FURTHER APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO 34 FULLTIME CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN COURSES DUE TO START NEXT MONTH.

THE INSTITUTES WILL BE OFFERING 70 FULL-TIME COURSES, APPLICATIONS FOR WHICH HAD ALREADY CLOSED IN MID-AUGUST.

+THE COUNCIL IS ISSUING A SECOND INVITATION FOR SOME UNFILLED PLACES IN THE FOLLOWING DISCIPLINES: HOTEL-KEEPING AND TOURISM STUDIES, COMMERCIAL STUDIES, CONSTRUCTION STUDIES ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, PR I NT I No TEXTILE INDUSTRIES, CLOTHING INDUSTRIES, MARINE AND FABRICATION AND GENERAL STUDIES,* A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE SECOND ENROLMENT EXERCISE IS THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 30) AND DETAILS OF THE COURSES WILL BE ADVERTISED IN TOMORROW’S PAPERS. APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED AT ALL INSTITUTES EXCEPT AT SHA TIN.

THE FULL-TIME COURSES OFFERED BY THE INSTITUTES ARE AT CRAFT AND TECHNICIAN LEVELS. FORM 3 LEAVERS AND FORM 5 GRADUATES WITH FOUR SUBJECTS AT GRADE E OR ABOVE IN THE HKCEE MAY APPLY.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT 'MEET THE PUBLIC’ SCHEME

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS WITH THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO MEET DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

A ROSTER FOR SUCH MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE +MEET THE PUBLIC* SESSIONS FROM NOW TO END OF DECEMBER HAS BEEN DRAWN UP. THERE ARE FOUR SESSIONS EACH WEEK a I TH A DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER AT EACH SESSION.

TWO SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE’S MAIN OFF ICE IN ABERDEEN CENTRE ON TUESDAYS FROM 3 PM TO 5 PM, AND ON FRIDAYS FROM 7 PM TO Q PM. ONE SESSION EACH .-.ILL BE HELD AT THE WAH FU AND THE STANLEY SUB-OFFICES ON TUESDAYS FROM 8 PM TO 9 PM.

RESIDENTS CAN EITHER CONTACT THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON 5-524425 OR AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS OF THE THREE OFFICES FOR APPOINTMENTS. BOOKINGS SHOULD BE MADE IN PERSON OR BY TELEPHONE AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE +MEETING THE PUBLIC* SCHEME HAS PROVED A USEFUL CHANNEL FOR RESIDENTS TO DISCUSS THEIR PROBLEMS AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS TO THE DISTRICT SOARD.

/+IT HELPS


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+ IT HELPS TO ENHANCE RESIDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE WOP’* CF THE DISTRICT BOARD AND ENABLE BOARD MEMBERS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE PROBLEMS IN THE DISTRICT AND TO COLLECT OPINIONS ON VARIOUS ISSUES,+ HE SAID.

♦DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN JANUARY 1984 AND NOVEMBER 1985, THE BOARD HANDLED 240 CASES, MOST OF WHICH CONCERNED HOUSING MATTERS,+ HE ADDED.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SPORTS ROAD * * * * *

TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK, SPORTS ROAD IN HAPPY VALLEY WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY EXCEPT FOR ACCESS BETWEEN 8 PM AND 6 AM THE FOLLOWING MORNING FROM AUGUST

28 (THURSDAY) TO AUGUST 31.

THE MEASURE WILL DAY BETWEEN SEPTEMBER

ALSO BE IN FORCE FROM 8 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT 10 (WEDNESDAY) AND SEPTEMBER 19 (FRIDAY).

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RIGHT TURN BAN ON KAI CHEUNG ROAD

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10 AM ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 28) NO VEHICLE

WITH EFFECT FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (.AUGUST ZU) NU VtnluLt WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM KAI CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND IN KOWLOON BAY ONTO wANG CHIU ROAD SOUTHBOUND TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC CIRCULATION' IN

THE AREA.

MOTOR I STS BAY INDUSTRIAL

ON KAI CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND HEADING FOR THE KOWLOON AREA SHOULD USE KAI CHEUNG ROAD AND WANG KWONG ROAD.

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WONG CHUK HANG TRAFFIC CHANGES

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L0NG mW.

(AUGUST 28).

VEHICLES .ILL NOT BE ABLE TO GAIN ACCESS FROM SOUTHBOUND LONG SHAN ROAD ONTO HEUNG YIP ROAD.

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NORTH DISTRICT WATER CUT * * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO \wlLL BE TURNED OFF BETWEEN FOR MAINS WORK.

CERTAIN PREMISES IN ™E NORTH DISTRICT 9 AM AND 5 PM ON THURSDAY (AUbUST 28)

SHEUNG SHU I WA SHAN.

IT uiiii Ai <?n AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD FROM lTSu“u“?6k YWtfc sha' LENG TSUEN AND TAK YUET LAU.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TU-LDAY, AUGUST 26, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR TO ATTEND TDC DINNER IN LONDON ........................ 1

EXPORT-LED GROWTH WITH LOW UNEMPLOYMENT, STABLE PRICES ......... 1

TOPPING OUT OF HOSPITAL.......................................   5

U.S. WITHDRAWS CATEGORY 611 CALL ............................... 5

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR JULY................................. 6

FS VISITS ELECTRONICS FACTORY.................................   8

VARIETY SHOW TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ................... 8

SURVEY OF MACHINE SHOP, METAL WORKING INDUSTRY MANPOWER ........ 9

TRANSPORT PLAN TO BE DISCUSSED ................................ 10

DETAILS ON YOUTH BEHAVIOUR SURVEY ............................. 10

HEALTH DAY ORGANISED FOR TUNG CHUNG ......................... , 11

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

NEW WATER MaINS FOR ABERDEEN, AP LEI CHAU ..................... 11

DRY TAPS IN TUEN MUN .......................................... 12

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL..............................   12

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1936

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GOVERNOR TO ATTENn TDO DINNER IN LONDON

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL BE VISITING LONDON TO AT'-'.D THE DINNER TO BE HELD BY THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER It.

SINCE SOME MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WILL ALSO BE -TT-\'DING the DINNER, THE OPPORTUNITY WILL BE TAKEN FOR ALL UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL TO ACCOMPANY THE GOVERNOR TO LONDON.

THEY WILL CALL ON THE PRIME MINISTER, THE SECRETARY OF STATE "OR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS AND THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH 'I NISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR HONG KONG, MR TIMOTHY RENTON.

THE PURPOSE WILL BE TO REVIEW GENERALLY THE DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINT DECLARATION SINCE THEIR LAST VISIT.

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EXPORT-LED GROWTH WITH LOW UNEMPLOYMENT, STABLE PRICES

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ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1936 WAS EXPORT-LED, WITH DOMESTIC EXPORTS PROVIDING THE MAIN IMPETUS TO GROWTH. THE RECOVERY IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS HAS GATHERED MOMENTUM SINCE MARCH 1936.

FOR THE FIRST HALF AS A WHOLE, DOMESTIC EXPORTS GREW BY AN ESTIMATED 3 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, MADE UP OF GROWTH RATES OF 1 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND OF ABOUT 14 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER, ACCORDING TO THE HALF-YEARLY ECONOMIC REPORT 1936 PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE GOVERNMENT.

THE IMPROVED EXPORT PERFORMANCE AND CONTINUED GROWTH IN DOMESTIC DEMAND HAS HELPED TO KEEP THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AT A LOW LEVEL AT 3.0 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1936, BUT HAS NOT GENERATED MUCH PRESSURE ON THE GENERAL PRICE LEVEL, WITH THE YEAR-ON-YEAR RATE OF INCREASE IN THE CPI(A) STAYING LOW AT 2-3 PER CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR.

LATEST FIGURES ON THE ORDER-BOOK POSITIONS IN MANUFACTURING AND ON RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES SUGGEST A CONTINUED GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY IN THE COMING MONTHS.

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AS REGARDS DOMESTIC DEMAND, PRIVATE CONSUMPTION DEMAND ALSO SHOWED SOME IMPROVEMENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 OVER A YEAR AGO, AS INDICATED BY THE GROWTH RATES IN REAL TERMS OF ABOUT 10 PER CENT IN RETAINED IMPORTS OF CONSUMER GOODS AND OF ABOUT 13 PER CENT IN RETAINED IMPORTS OF FOODSTUFFS.

INVESTMENT DEMAND WAS HOWEVER WEAK, AS INDICATED BY THE DECLINE OF ABOUT 5 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN RETAINED IMPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS. OVERALL, RETAINED IMPORTS GREW BY ABOUT 10 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS OVER THIS PERIOD.

THE REPORT NOTES THAT INCREASED ECONOMIC ACTIVITY HAD LED TO IMPROVEMENT IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION IN THE SECOND QUARTER COMPARED WITH THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE AND THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986, AT 3.0 PER CENT AND 1.9 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY, WERE LOWER THAN THE RATES OF 3.2 PER CENT AND 2.3 PER CENT IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. THE CORRESPONDING FIGURES FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WERE 2.9 PER CENT AND 1.5 PER CENT.

THE RATE OF INFLATION ALSO REMAINED LOW IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986. THE YEAR-ON-YEAR RATE OF INCREASE IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (A) WAS 2.5 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986, COMPARED WITH 2.6 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR AND 3.3 PER CENT IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985. THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX (B) WAS ON AVERAGE 3.3 PER CENT HIGHER IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986, WHILE THE HANG SENG CONSUMER PRICE INDEX WAS 4.9 PER CENT HIGHER.

THE REPORT ASSESSES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986 USING SUCH STATISTICS AS ARE AVAILABLE IT ^r°r?oDiTES THE ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY WHICH WAS GIVEN IN THE FIRST QUARTER ECONOMIC REPORT 1986 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.

ON THE EXTERNAL SECTOR, THE REPORT NOTES THAT DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO ALL MAJOR MARKETS, APART FROM CHINA, GREW IN THE FIRST HALF. WHILE DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA DECREASED BY ABOUT 9 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 OVER THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THOSE TO THE UNITED STATES, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND JAPAN GREW BY ABOUT * PER CENT, 29 PER CENT, 7 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN REAL TERMS.


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CON'INUED ECONOMIC GROWTH IN SOME INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES AND STOCK REPLENISHMENT IN THE UNITED STATES ALSO CONTRIBUTED. DOMEctIC -XPORTS TO CHINA, HOWEVER, CONTINUED TO BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY CHINA’S TIGHTENING OF CONTROL OVER THE USE OF ITS FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES.

COMPARING THE FIRST HALF OF 1936 WITH THE FIRST HALF OF 1985 RE-EXPORTS SHOWED NO CHANGE IN REAL TERMS, WITH A DECREASE IN RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA OFFSETTING THE INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO OTHER MARKETS. HOWEVER, IMPORTS GREW BY ABOUT 5 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, AND RETAINED IMPORTS GREW BY ABOUT 10 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS.

THE REPORT FURTHER POINTS OUT THAT OVER THIS PERIOD, THE GROWTH RATE OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, AT 9 PER CENT, WAS FASTER THAN THAT OF TOTAL EXPORTS (DOMESTIC EXPORTS PLUS RE-EXPORTS), AT 5 PER CENT.

A VISIBLE TRADE GAP (THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS OF GOODS NOT COVERED BY RECEIPTS FROM EXPORTS OF GOODS) OF 4.0 PER CENT WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS, EQUIVALENT TO 0.2 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1985.

ON THE FINANCIAL SECTOR, THE REPORT NOTES THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENTS. FIRST, THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AGAINST THE U.S. DOLLAR REMAINED CLOSE TO THE LINKED RATE OF HKS7.30 TO U.S.31 FOR MOST OF THE TIME DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1986.

HOWEVER, REFLECTING THE CONTINUING DECLINE IN THE EXCHANGE RATE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR AGAINST OTHER MAJOR CURRENCIES, THE EFFECTIVE EXCHANGE RATE INDEX OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR FELL BY 7 PER CENT OVER THE PERIOD.

SECOND, HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY MARKET INTEREST RATES WERE FAIRLY STABLE THROUGHOUT THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR. EXCEPT FOR A SHORT PERIOD IN LATE APRIL WHEN THE FLOATATION OF THE CATHAY PACIFIC SHARES CAUSED CONSIDERABLE FLUCTUATIONS IN LOCAL INTEREST RATES, PARTICULARLY THOSE AT THE SHORTER END, HONG KONG DOLLAR INTEREST RATES WERE SLIGHTLY BELOW THOSE OF THE U.S. DOLLAR FOR MOST OF THE PERIOD.

THIRD, ADMINISTERED INTEREST RATES WERE REVISED ON TWO OCCASIONS: AN UPWARD REVISION IN EARLY APRIL AND A DOWNWARD REVISION IN MID-MAY, WITH THE CONSEQUENCE THAT AT THE END OF JUNE 1986 THEY WERE SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE LEVELS AT THE END OF DECEMBER 1985.

FOURTH, CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOVERY IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES, THE DEMAND FOR LOANS BECAME FAIRLY BUOYANT IN THE FIRST HALF.

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NEVERTHELESS, THE GROWTH RATES OF HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS AND OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR WERE STILL LESS THAN THOSE FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

ON THE LABOUR SECTOR, THE REPORT OBSERVES THAT TOTAL EMPLOYMENT SHOWED SOME INCREASE IN MARCH 1986 OVER MARCH 1985. OVER THIS PERIOD, EMPLOYMENT IN THE SERVICES SECTORS -PARTICULARLY IN THE FINANCE, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR AND IN THE WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES - INCREASED, WHILE EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING, IN RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS, AND ON BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES DECLINED.

THE REPORT FURTHER SAYS THAT DURING THE 12 MONTHS ENDING MARCH 1986, EARNINGS IN THE MANUFACTURING AND THE SERVICES SECTORS, IN TERMS OF PAYROLL PER PERSON ENGAGED, INCREASED QUITE RAPIDLY BOTH IN MONEY TERMS AND IN REAL TERMS, REFLECTING THE FAVOURABLE EFFECT ON INCOMES OF THE IMPROVED ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE IN RECENT MONTHS. CONSTRUCTION WAGE RATES ALSO RECORDED SOME INCREASE IN REAL TERMS.

THE REPORT OBSERVES THAT AFTER A DECLINE OF 5 PER CENT IN 1985, THE QUANTITY INDEX OF MANUFACTURING OUTPUT INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 COMPARED WITH A YEAR AGO. MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY CONTINUED TO EXPAND IN THE SECOND QUARTER, AS EVIDENCED BY THE FIGURES ON DOMESTIC EXPORTS, THE ORDER-BOOK POSITIONS OF A SELECTION OF LARGE MANUFACTURERS, RETAINED IMPORTS OF RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES, AND THE QUANTITY OF ELECTRICITY CONSUMED BY THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR.

ON THE PROPERTY SECTOR, THE REPORT NOTES THAT AFTER A STRONG RECOVERY IN 1985, THE PROPERTY MARKET SEEMS TO HAVE ENTERED A PERIOD OF CONSOLIDATION IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986. PRICES AND RENTALS FOR MOST CLASSES OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY REMAINED STEADY, WITH SOME DECREASES RECORDED FOR LARGE UNITS.

THE DEMAND FOR BETTER-MANAGED ARCADE SHOPS HELD FIRM, WITH THE EARLIER OVER-SUPPLY SITUATION LARGELY BEING ABSORBED. THE MARKET IN OFFICE ACCOMMODATION REMAINED STRONG, PARTICULARLY FOR HIGH QUALITY OFFICES IN THE PRIME LOCATIONS.

THE DEMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY ALSO REMAINED FIRM, WITH PRICES AND RENTALS GENERALLY SHOWING SOME MILD INCREASES DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1986.

AS REGARDS BUILDING INTENTIONS, PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS OF ALL MAJOR TYPES OF PROPERTY INCREASED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1985.

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ON PRICES, THE REPORT SAYS THAT THE LOW 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 RATES OF INFLATION IN HONG KONG’S MAJOR TRADING PARTNERS REMAINED MODERATE, AND WORLD COMMODITY PRICES GENERALLY AND OIL PRODUCT PRICES IN PARTICULAR REMAINED SOFT.

HOWEVER, WITH THE DEPRECIATION IN THE TRADE-WEIGHTED EXCHANGE RATE AND THE FIRMING UP OF IMPORT PRICES IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986, SOME INCREASE IN THE RATE OF INFLATION IN THE SECOND HALF OF 1986 SEEMS LIKELY.

THE REPORT IS ON SALE FROM TOMORROW AT $12 A COPY.

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TOPPING OUT OF HOSPITAL * * *

THE TOPPING THURSDAY (AUGUST CHIEF SECRETARY,

OUT 28) SIR

OF TUEN MUN HOSPITAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON AT 3 PM AND WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE DAVID AKERS-JONES.

THE HOSPITAL IS THE LARGEST HOSPITAL PROJECT CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

WILL

BY 1

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY. TRANSPORT LEAVE FROM THE CAR PARK AT MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD,

PM.

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K * * * *

THE UNITED STATES HAS 611 - MAN-MADE FIBRE, SPUN CONSULTATIONS LAST WEEK IN SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

WITHDRAWN A CALL MADE ON CATEGORY CELLULOSIC FABRIC, WOVEN - FOLLOWING WASHINGTON, A TRADE DEPARTMENT

HOWEVER LIMITS HAVE BEEN IMPOSED ON TWO OTHER CATEGORIES - CATEGORY 314 - COTTON BROADCLOTH; AND PART OF CATEGORY 320, COTTON POPLIN. k

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR JULY * * * * *

Tup CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) PUBLISHED THE CONSUMERSPRICEJNDEX£S FOR JULY 1986. THEi NEWCPI A) AND NEW CPI(B) (OCTOBER 84/SEPTEMBER 85 3 100) FOR JULY 1986 WERE 104.4

104.5 RESPECTIVELY.

AND

MAY 0.5

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1986 AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON BE AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, THE NEW CP I(A) INCREASED BY PER CENT AND THE NEW CP I(B), BY 0.3 PER CENT.

AND

THE 1979-80-BASED CPI(A) AND CPI(B) FOR JULY 1986 WERE 165.1

166 2 RESPECTIVELY, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 3.5 PER CENT AND 4 0 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER JULY 1985. COMPARED WITH JUNE 1986, CPI(A) INCREASED BY 0.5 PER CENT AND CPl(B), BY 0.3 PER CENT.

THE AVERAGE CPI(A) AND AVERAGE CPI(B) FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED JULY 1986 AT 162.3 AND 163.2 RESPECTIVELY, WERE 2.8 PER CENT AND 3.3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED JULY 1985.

PRICE MOVEMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE BASED ON THE NEW CPI SERIES.

DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED JULY 1986, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED NEW CPI(A) INCREASED AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF 0.5 PER CENT PER MONTH AND THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED NEW CPI(B), AT 0.4 PER CENT

PER MONTH.

DURING JULY, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND MEALS IN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING PLACES INCREASED. OTHER HAND, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUIT, LIVE POULTRY, AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED.

CHARGES FOR ON THE

CLOTHING

THE NEW CPI(A) AND THE NEW CPl(B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS OF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1984-85 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY.

THE NEW CPI(A) REFERS TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN $2 000 AND $6 499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME AND THE NEW CP 1(B) BETWEEN $6 500 AND $9 999 A MONTH.

CHANGES IN THE INDEXES FOR JULY 1986 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY-SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES, AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1986, ARE GIVEN BELOW.

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(OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 AVERAGE - 1OO)

NEW CPI(A) NEW CPI(B)

SECTION INDEX FOR JUL. 86 % CHANGE OVER JUN. 86 INDEX FOR JUL. 86 % CHANGE OVER JUN. 86

FOODSTUFFS 103.3 ♦1.2 103.3 +0.9

HOUSING 104.7 +0.1 104.2 +0.1

FUEL AND LIGHT 89.3 -0.0* 89.9 +0.2

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) 110.4 4-0.0* 110.1 +0.1

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 107.8 -0.4 108.8 -0.4

DURABLE GOODS 105.7 +0.1 105.0 -o.o*

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 103.7 +0.3 104.5 +0.2

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 106.8 +0.1 106.0 +0.1

SERVICES 108.7 4-0.0* 108.3 -0.0*

ALL ITEMS 104.4 +0.5 104.5 +0.3

* LESS THAN 0.05 PER CENT

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1986, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS INCREASED BY 1.2 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(A) AND 0.9 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(B). THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE INCREASES IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND IN THE AVERAGE CHARGES FOR MEALS IN RESTAURANTS AND OTHER EATING PLACES, WHICH MORE THAN OFFSET THE DECREASES IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUIT AND LIVE POULTRY.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED BY 0.4 PER CENT IN BOTH NEW CPI(A) AND NEW CPI(B) DUE TO LOWER PRICES OF MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OUTERCLOTHING.

PRICE MOVEMENTS IN OTHER SECTIONS OF THE NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES WERE INSIGNIFICANT.

(FIGURES HEREIN REFER TO CPI SERIES NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED. ALL PERCENTAGE CHANGES ARE DERIVED FROM CPI FIGURES TO MORE THAN 1 DECIMAL PLACE.)

/MORE DETAILS

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MORE DETAILS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT+ FOR JULY 1986, 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, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG? OR FROM THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, DUDDELL STREET, HONG KONG FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS MAILINGS.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE INDEXES CAN BE MADE WITH THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 3-7216512.

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FS VISITS ELECTRONICS FACTORY X X * X X

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, TODAY (TUESDAY) VISITED AN ELECTRONICS FACTORY WHICH MANUFACTURES PARTS FOR THE U.S. SPACE SHUTTLE PROGRAMME.

THE TEK DEVICES LIMITED PRODUCES CORE AND SEMI-CONDUCTOR MEMORIES AND SYSTEMS WITH MILITARY AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS. SOME OF ITS PRODUCTS CAN BE FOUND, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE +BLACK BOX+ OF AIRCRAFT, ON OFF-SHORE OIL RIGS, AS WELL AS DEEP SEA RESEARCH AND MILITARY PROJECTS.

MR JACOBS WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR STEUART WEBB-JOHNSON. HIS VISIT IS PART OF A PROGRAMME OF FAMILIARISATION VISITS TO FACTORIES. EACH REPRESENTING A MAJOR SECTOR OF LOCAL INDUSTRY.

THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY IS HONG KONG’S SECOND LARGEST EXPORT EARNER, AFTER TEXTILES AND GARMENT, AND IT ACCOUNTS FOR 20.8 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS.

IN 1985, DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS WERE VALUED AT $27 000 MILLION OF WHICH 45 PER CENT WENT TO THE UNITED STATES. OTHER MAJOR MARKETS INCLUDE CHINA, THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.

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VARIETY SHOW TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME * * * * *

»-r VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (AUGUST 28) MORN INC AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE CENTRA! AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CENTRAL

THE SHOW WILL FEATURE SINGING, MAGIC AND CHINESE MARTIAL ARTS PERFORMANCES BY SINGERS, TELEVISION ARTISTES, JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS AND THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

/OJTICIATING AT .....

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OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL ^CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR VINCENT KO, THE ASS ISTANT DI STR ICT OFFICER, MISS ELIZABETH TSE, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR WONG CHUNG-YING.

FREE ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAH-ABLEATTHEDISTRICTOFFICE AT HARBOUR BUILDING, THE SUB-OFFICES AT CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, ICE HOUSE STREET AND 82 BELCHER’S STREET AND THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 36 WESTERN STREET.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ON THURSDAY AT 10.30 AM AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

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SURVEY OF MACHINE SHOP, METAL WORKING INDUSTRY MANPOWER

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INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD BE CONDUCTING A MANPOWER

OF THE CENSUS AND STAT I ST I

THE MACHINE SHOP AND METAL WORKING OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL SURVEY IN SEPTEMBER, WITH THE ASSISTANCE

CS

DEPARTMENT.

THE SURVEY BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 2 AND 12 IS TO COLLECT THE LATEST INFORMATION ON MANPOWER AND TRAINING NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES WERE SENT TWO WEEKS AGO TO ESTABLISHMENTS COVERED IN THE SURVEY. OFFICERS FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WILL VISIT EMPLOYERS TO ASSIST COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRES. EMPLOYERS ARE URGED TO COOPERATE BY SUPPLYING ACCURATE INFORMATION.

INFORMATION COLLECTED WILL BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WILL ONLY BE RELEASED IN STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERRING TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

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TRANSPORT PLAN TO BE DISCUSSED

*****

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1987-88 TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR SHA TIN AND MA ON SHAN.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE SETTING UP OF A WORKING GROUP FOR THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN AND THE APPLICATION FOR FUNDS TO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES IN THE CAMPAIGN.

THEY WILL CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS ON VARIOUS BUS ROUTES, THE TRAINING OF LEARNER BUS DRIVERS, THE PROVISION OF CAR PARKING SPACES FOR VILLAGERS, THE PARKING OF LORRIES LOADED WITH LIQUEFIED

■' PETROLEUM GAS AT TAI WAI ROAD AND THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME ASSOCIATED WITH OPENING OF TAI WAI KCR STATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TO BE HELD AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, SIXTH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KCR HOUSE TOMORROW AT 9.30 AM.

DETAILS ON YOUTH BEHAVIOUR SURVEY

*****

a prfcc CONFERENCE TO INTRODUCE THE SURVEY REPORT +A STUDY ON THF BEHAVIOURS AND ATTITUDES OF YOUTHS IN KWUN TONG+ WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE.

TMF SURVEY INITIATED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, AND CONDUCTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG’S SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT, ?s JimId A? FADING OUT THE CHARACTERISTICS, BEHAVIOURS AND ATTITUDES OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM HANG—FAI, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD^WORK I NG GROUP ON PROBLEM YOUTH IN KWUN ™NG, MR MA YAT-CHEUNG AND THE UNIVERSITY’S SOCIAL WORK LECTURER, MR LAW CHI-KWONGj’wiLL ATTEND THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

2.30

TUNG

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW AT PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF KWUN TONG DISTRICT OfTICE, 6, YAN STREET, THIRD FLOOR, KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES

BUILDING.

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HEALTH DAY ORGANISED FOR TUNG CHUNG

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ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF TUNG CHUNG ARE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN FREE MEDICAL CHECK-UPS TODAY (TUESDAY) AND TOMORROW FROM THE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

AS DIABETES AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ARE COMMON DISEASES FOR THE ELDERLY, THE MEDICAL TEAM FROM THE UNIVERSITY CONCENTRATED ITS EFFORTS ON CHECKING BLOOD PRESSURE AND SCREENING FOR DIABETES AT THE SERVICE CENTRE SET UP IN THE LOCAL AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES OFFICE.

THE MEDICAL TEAM ALSO VISITED REMOTE VILLAGES SUCH AS SHEK MUN KAP, MOK KA TSUEN AND SHEK LAU PO TO PROVIDE DOOR-TO-DOOR SERVICES DURING THE DAY.

THE PROJECT WAS ORGANISED BY THE ISLANDS DISTRICT OFFICE WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE TUNG CHUNG RURAL COMMITTEE.

THE HEALTH DAY PROGRAMME WILL CONTINUE TOMORROW AT THE TOWN CENTRE TO SERVE PEOPLE FROM MA WAN CHUNG AND OTHER VILLAGES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID: +THE HEALTH DAY IS AN EXPERIMENTAL SCHEME. IF SUCH SERVICES PROVE HELPFUL TO THE ELDERLY, WE WILL EXTEND IT TO OTHER AREAS.+

WATE-R STORAGE FIGURE

*****

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 70.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 411.242 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 393.515 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 67.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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HEW WATER MAINS FOR ABERDEEN, AP LEI CHAU

K K n 7T

OF ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU NG WORK IS COMPLETED NEXT YEAR.

SUPPLY TO AREAS WHEN MAINS LAY I

FRESH WATER

WILL BE IMPROVED

THE WORK INVOLVES LAY INGqAB0UTe40OeMETRESa0Fq7OO”MH.UMETRE

3uNCTI0NSFWITH'SHEK PAI WAN ROAD AT TIN WAN.

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IT IS THE FINAL PART OF A SCHEME TO IMPROVE THE SUPPLY SITUATION IN AREAS OF ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER AND TAKE ABOUT SIX MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT TO BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 12.

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DRY TAPS IN TUEN MUN *****

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TUEN MUN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 29) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG ROAD LD4 FROM YAU TSZ TIN MIDDLE SCHOOL TO SAN HING TSUEN, INCLUDING YAU TSZ TIN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SAN HING TSUEN.

IT WILL ALSO AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD FROM FU TEI TSUEN TO SHUN FUNG WAI, INCLUDING FU TEI TSUEN, CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S BOWRING CLOSED CENTRE, LAM TEI SAN TSUEN, LAM TEI ROAD TO YUEN WAI, MIU FAT BUDDHIST MONASTERY, NAI WAI, TSING CHUEN WAI, TUEN TSZ WAI AND SHUN FUNG WAI.

MEANWHILE, SALT WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE STOPPED FROM 11 PM ON FRIDAY TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY CASTLE PEAK ROAD, MEI WAN STREET AND SAI LAU KOK ROAD, INCLUDING KWU UK LANE.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL

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BONHAM STRAND BETWEEN CLEVERLY STREET AND HILLIER STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT NINE WEEKS FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 29) FOR ROAD WORKS.

NO VEHICLE EXCEEDING 5.5 TONNES GROSS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SECTION OF HILLIER STREET BETWEEN BONHAM STRAND AND WING LOK STREET FOR ABOUT NINE WEEKS FROM THE SAME TIME.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FATAL RABIES CASE CONFIRMED .................................. 1

STRINGENT ANTI-RABIES MEASURES TO STAY ...................... 1

GOVERNOR TO VISIT PEKING .................................... 2

DORWARD FORESEES CONTINUING BATTLE AGAINST PROTECTIONISM ... 3

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY........................... 4

HAYES MEETS LANTAU ISLAND LEADERS ........................... 7

SEMINAR ON Safe USE OF ELECTRICITY .......................4. 8

TWO MORE DAYS TO ENROL FOR SYMPOSIUM .....................4 . 8

NEW SCHOOL PLACES mLLOCATION SYSTEM TO BE DISCUSSED.......... 9

FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TO VISIT MARINE HEADQUARTERS......... 10

EXTRA SESSION'‘IN +MEET THE PUBLIC+ SCHEME................... 11

EASTERN BOARD TO CONSIDER TRAFFIC ISSUES .................... 11

NIGHT CRUISE TO CLOSE KOWLOON CITY SYP ...................... 12

WONG TAI SIN EYE CARE CAMPAIGN GETS UNDERWAY ................ 1?

FLYOVER’S NORTHBOUND LANE TO CLOSE............................ 13

TWO TSING YI SITES TO LET .................................... 14

AMERICAN PLiNIST TO CONDUCT MASTERCLASS ..................... 15

CLEAN SCHOOL COMPETITION TO BE REVIEWED...................... 15

SHEUNG SHUI TRAFFIC CHANGES ................................. 15

BUS TERMINUS DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONE...................... 16

NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES FOR SHEUNG SHUI .................... 16

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1986

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FATAL RABIES CASE CONFIRMED *****

A 37-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO DIED IN PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL LAST SATURDAY HAS BEEN CONFIRMED TO HAVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM RABIES, A MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THE CASE HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS AN IMPORTED ONE SINCE THE MAN HAD REPORTEDLY SUSTAINED A DOG BITE ON HIS LEFT LEG IN JUNE DURING A STAY IN CHINA, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ON AUGUST 14, THE MAN BEGAN TO FEEL UNWELL, VOMITING AND HAVING PAIN IN THE LOWER BACK. HE WAS REFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL AFTER CONSULTING A PRIVATE PRACTITIONER ON AUGUST 19. THE MAN WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL AS A SUSPECTED RABIES SUFFERER AND DIED FOUR DAYS LATER.

A POST MORTEM CONFIRMED THAT RABIES WAS THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

STAFF FROM THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONTACTED MEMBERS OF THE MAN’S FAMILY IN THEIR NORTH POINT HOME TO GIVE THEM HEALTH COUNSELLING.

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STRINGENT ANTI-RABIES MEASURES TO STAY

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ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN NO INDIGENOUS RABIES OUTBREAK SINCE AUGUST 1984, THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IS MAINTAINING VIGILANCE TO PREVENT A RESURGENCE OF THE DISEASE IN HONG KONG.

THE DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER, DR NORMAN CHENG, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT WHILE HONG KONG MIGHT BE CONSIDERED RABIES-FREE, STRINGENT ANTI-RABIES MEASURES SHOULD CONTINUE ESPECIALLY IN THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA WHICH IS VULNERABLE TO THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF THE DISEASE.

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION’S EXPERT COMMITTEE HAS DEFINED A +RABIES FREE AREA* AS ONE IN WHICH NO INDIGENOUSLY ACQUIRED RABIES INFECTION HAS OCCURRED IN MAN OR ANIMAL IN THE AREA FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

DR CHENG SAID THE DECISION TO MAINTAIN THE RABIES INFECTED AREA IN THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA DID NOT MEAN THAT EFFORTS TO CONTROL THE DISEASE IN URBAN AREAS AND IN OTHER PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD BE RELAXED.

+WE WILL CONTINUE TO INOCULATE DOGS AND STRICTLY ENFORCE CONTROL MEASURES INCLUDING THE QUARANTINE OF IMPORTED DOGS AND CATS, STRAY DOG CONTROL AND COMPULSORY DETENTION OF BITER DOGS FOR OBSERVATION,* HE SAID.

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AS PART OF THESE PREVENTIVE MEASURES, DR CHENG POINTED OUT, THE DEPARTMENT’S MOBILE INOCULATION TEAMS WILL VISIT VILLAGES IN YUEN LONG AND TSUEN WAN NEXT MONTH TO MAKE THEIR SERVICES AVAILABLE TO THE DOGS OWNERS.

THE YUEN LONG VILLAGES WHICH HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE VISIT PROGRAMME ARE FUI SHA WAI, HUNG UK TSUEN, SHING UK TSUEN, TAI TSENG WAI, FUNG CHI TSUEN, SAN HING TSUEN, SHAN HA TSUEN, SHUI PIN TSUEN, SHU I PIN WAI, HA MEI TSUEN, CHUNG SAM WAI, TUNG TAU WAI, SHUI TIN TSUEN AND SHEK PO TSUEN.

THE TSUEN WAN VILLAGES ARE TSO KUNG TAM, MUK MIN HA, SAM TUNG UK, HAM TIN, KWU HANG, PAK TIN PA, PAK TIN PA SAN TSUEN, CHUEN LUNG, KWONG PAN TIN, KWONG PAN TIN SAN TSUEN, Yl PEI CHUN, CHEUNG PEI SHAN HOI PA SAN TSUEN, LO WAI, SAN TSUEN, WO Yl HOP TSUEN, WO LEI HOP PIG RAISING CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY AND LOWER SHING MUN CHUEN.

DR CHENG ADVISED DOG OWNERS IN THESE VILLAGES TO MAKE USE OF MOBILE SERVICES TO HAVE THEIR PETS INOCULATED AND LICENSED.

+THE DOGS AND CATS ORDINANCE REQUIRES EVERY DOG OVER FIVE MONTHS’ OLD TO BE INOCULATED AND LICENSED. FAILURE TO DO SO WOULD RENDER THE OWNER LIABLE TO PROSECUTION AND A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5 000 PLUS SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT,* HE SAID.

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GOVERNOR TO VISIT PEKING

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL VISIT PEKING AS A GUEST OF THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR ON FRIDAY (AUGUST 29).

HE WILL BE TRAVELLING ON FLIGHT CX 330, ETD 2.15 PM.

SIR EDWARD IS EXPECTED TO RETURN ON SEPTEMBER 2.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THERE WILL BE A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE GOVERNOR’S DEPARTURE. THOSE COVERING THE EVENT SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM BY 1.25 PM.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

27, 1986

DORWARD FORESEES CONTINUING BATTLE AGAINST PROT-. X * * *

FAILURE BY THE U.S. CONGRESS TO OVER-RIDE

:'tregan s vet0 of the JENKINS BILL MERELY SIGNALLED THE END OF ONE BATTLE AGAINST PROTECTIONISM, AND THE WAR WILL GO ON.

THIS OPINION WAS EXPRESSED IN LOS ANGELES TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY HONG KONG’S SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE IN NORTH AMERICA, MR BILL DORWARD, WHEN DELIVERING AN ANT I-PROTECT I ON I ST MESSAGE TO A SYMPOSIUM OF THE AMERICAN FAIR TRADE COUNCIL.

IPPT °'JT THAT THERE WAS STILL PLENTY OF FIGHT

THE proteCTIONIST CAMP, WHICH WAS RE-GROUPING FOR

ANOTHER ATTACK ON FREE TRADE.

+1 DO NOT THINK I AM RAKING OVER DEAD COALS TODAY,+ HE SAID. +THEY ARE STILL SMOULDERING AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS STILL TINDER DRY.+

_A11 r-«E«^LS? SA,D THAT SINCE THE VOTE TO OVER-RIDE THE VETO

A'E ® AUGUST 6 SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE*?

A"° ™E SENm HAD INTRODUCED BILLS WHICH WOULD ESTABLISH IMPORT LICENSING SYSTEMS AND, IN HIS VIEW, IMPEDE THE TEXTILE AND APPAREL

TRADE STILL FURTHER.

+IF WHAT I HAVE HAD TO SAY TODAY HAS MADE YOU UNCOMFORTABLE, THEN I AM CONTENT. I BELIEVE THERE IS A PRESENT AND FUTURE THREAT TO WHAT I INSIST ON CALLING LEGITIMATE TRADE. VIGILANCE AND SUSTAINED EFFORT IS NEEDED TO DEFEND AGAINST IT,+ MR DORWARD TOLD THE SYMPOSIUM.

TMF f nLSnpD| 0EFICIALS IN WASHINGTON HAD DESCRIBED

0N TEXTILES AND APPAREL As *AN

MR DORWARD ALSO EXPLODED SEVERAL MYTHS SURROUNDING THE MULTI-FIBRE ARRANGEMENT (MFA), WHICH GOVERNS MUCH OF WORLD TRADE IN TEXTILES AND APPAREL, AND WHICH WAS RECENTLY RENEWED FOR A FURTHER FIVE-YEAR PERIOD.

CONTRARY TO THE CLAIMS OF THE PROTECTIONISTS, MR DORWARD SAID THAT THE MFA DID NOT PRESCRIBE AN OVERALL GROWTH RATE OF SIX PER CENT FOR TEXTILE IMPORTS INTO THE UNITED STATES.

+THERE IS NOT, NEVER HAS BEEN AND, I PREDICT, THERE NEVER WILL BE A PROVISION IN THE MFA THAT SAYS TOTAL IMPORTS OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL CANNOT GROW BY MORE THAN SIX PER CENT OR ANY OTHER NUMBER IN A GIVEN YEAR. AND NO MATTER HOW OFTEN THAT FALSEHOOD IS REPEATED, NEVER BELIEVE IT OR LET IT PASS UNCHALLENGED,+ HE SAID.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1986

HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT THE IMPRESSION HAD BEEN GIVEN THAT IMPORTS FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES HAD DEVASTATED THE UNITED STATES TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY.

+NOT TRUE.+ MR DORWARD SAID. +U.S. PRODUCTION AND PROFITS HAVE RISEN IN RECENT YEARS, ALTHOUGH MUCH IMPROVED PRODUCTIVITY REDUCED THE NEED FOR LABOUR, AND SO EMPLOYMENT FELL. IT IS, AT BEST, QUAINT LOGIC TO ARGUE THAT IMPORTS SHOULD BE FURTHER CURTAILED TO RESTORE JOBS LOST TO IMPROVED EFFICIENCY.+

HE ALSO REFUTED THE ARGUMENT THAT MORE AND MORE RESTRICTIONS WERE NEEDED ON IMPORTS BECAUSE FOREIGN COMPETITION BASED ON WAGE RATES LOWER THAN THOSE IN THE UNITED STATES WAS UNFAIR.

+THE FACT IS THAT THE U.S. TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY SHELTER BEHIND TARIFFS BETWEEN FOUR AND FIVE TIMES HIGHER THAN AVERAGE FOR INDUSTRIAL GOODS. AND OTHER U.S. MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES SURVIVE, PROSPER AND EXPORT WITH LESS PROTECTION AN HIGHER WAGES,+ HE SAID.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY * * * * *

THE YEAR-ON-YEAR GROWTH RATES OF ALL THE TRADE AGGREGATES ACCELERATED IN JULY 1986. THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN JULY 1986, AT 514 270 MILLION, GREW BY 23.3 PER CENT OR 52 694 MILLION COMPARED WITH JULY 1985, WHILE THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 18.8 PER CENT OR $1 651 MILLION TO 810 564 MILLION, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES PUBLISHED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

TAKING DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS TOGETHER, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS, AT $24 834 MILLION, WAS 21.2 PER CENT OR $4 345 MILLION HIGHER THAN IN JULY 1985. THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY 28.1 PER CENT OR 85 300 MILLION OVER JULY 1985 TO REACH $24 160 MlLLION.

AS THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS WAS GREATER THAN THAT OF IMPORTS, THE VISIBLE TRADE ACCOUNT RECORDED A SURPLUS OF $674 MILLION, WHICH WAS EQUIVALENT TO 2.8 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, AGAINST A SURPLUS OF 8.6 PER CENT IN JULY 1985.

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 1986 WAS $143 240 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF $79 644 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $63 596 MlLLION.

/COMPARED WITH .......

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1986

COMPARED WITH THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1985, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY $9 701 MILLION OR 7.3 PER CENT, OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY $7 660 MILLION OR 10.6 PER CENT, AND OF RE-EXPORTS BY 32 041 MILLION OR 3.3 PER CENT. OVER THIS PERIOD, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY $15 862 MILLION OR 12.1 PER CENT, TO $147 494 MILLION.

AS THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW AT A FASTER RATE THAN THAT OF TOTAL EXPORTS, A VISIBLE TRADE GAP OF 2.9 PER CENT WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1986, COMPARED WITH A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS EQUIVALENT TO 1.4 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1985.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE RECOVERY IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS, WHICH STARTED TO TAKE OFF IN MARCH 1986, HAS GAINED FURTHER MOMENTUM IN RECENT MONTHS. THE DEPRECIATION OF THE U.S. DOLLAR, AND HENCE OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR THROUGH THE LINKED EXCHANGE RATE SYSTEM, AGAINST MOST MAJOR CURRENCIES HAS ENHANCED THE COMPETITIVENESS OF HONG KONG’S EXPORTS.

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS HAS RESUMED POSITIVE GROWTH SINCE APRIL 1986, AFTER HAVING DECLINED ON A YEAR-ON-YEAR BASIS IN THE FIRST QUARTER.

THE RECOVERY IN RE-EXPORTS WAS PARTLY RELATED TO CHINA’S EFFORT IN PROMOTING ITS EXPORTS WHICH HAD LED TO A RAPID INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF CHINA GOODS RE-EXPORTED THROUGH HONG KONG TO OTHER MARKETS.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE PRESENTS THE PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE

TRADE FIGURES FOR JULY 1986:

MERCHANDISE:

DOMESTIC EXPORTS : $14 270 MILLION

RE-EXPORTS : $10 564 MILLION

TOTAL EXPORTS : $24 834 MlLLION

IMPORTS $24 160 MILLION

TRADE BALANCE $ 674 MILLION

(IN SURPLUS)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

MAY 86 MAY 85

TO TO

JUL 86 JUL 85 INCREASE

LATEST 3 MONTHS HK$ MN. HK$ MN. HK$ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 39 150 33 348 5 302 17.4

/RE-KCPQHTS........

WEDNESDAY 'UGUST 27, 19«6

RE-EXPORTS p - 30 031 26 582 3 449 13.0

TOTAL EXPORTS 69 181 59 930 9 251 15.4

IMPORTS 69 345 57 834 11 511 19.9

TRADE BALANCE -164 2 096 -2 260

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR JULY 1986 HK$ MN. JULY 1985 HK$ MN. HK$ INCREASE MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 14 270 (57.5%) 11 576 (56.5%) 2 694 23.3

RE-EXPORTS 10 564 8 913 1 651 18.5

TOTAL EXPORTS 24 834 20 489 4 345 21.2

IMPORTS 24 160 18 860 5 300 28.1

TRADE BALANCE 674 1 629 -955

LAST MONTH JULY 1986 HKS MN. JUNE 1986 HKS MN. HK$ INCREASE MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 14 270 (57.5%) 12 546 (56.7%) 1 724 13.7

RE-EXPORTS 10 564 9 598 966 10.1

TOTAL EXPORTS 24 834 22 144 2 690 12.1

IMPORTS 24 160 22 835 1 325 5.8

TRADE BALANCE 674 -691 1 365

CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE JAN-JUL 1986 HK$ MN. JAN-JUL 1985 HK$ MN. HKS INCREASE MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 79 644 (55.6%) 71 984 (53.9%) 7 660 10.6

RE-EXPORTS 63 596 61 555 2 041 3.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 143 240 133 539 9 701 7.3

IMPORTS 147 494 131 632 15 862 12.1

TRADE BALANCE -4 254 1 907 -6 161

/LAST 12 MONTHS .......

'WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2?, 1986

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LAST 12 MONTHS AUG 85 TO JUL 86 HK$ MN. AUG 84 TO JUL 85 HKS MN. INCREASE

HKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 137 542 134 185 3 357 2.5

RE-EXPORTS 107 312 100 789 6 523 6.5

TOTAL EXPORTS 244 854 234 974 9 880 4.2

IMPORTS 247 281 229 642 17 639 7.7

TRADE BALANCE -2 427 5 332 -7 759

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HAYES MEETS LANTAU ISLAND LEADERS X * O

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE

HAYES

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR JAMES ™,ES TODAY (WEDNESDAY) MET LANTAU COMMUNITY LEADERS TO DISCUSS FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEMS AND IMPORTANT MATTERS RELATING TO THE ISLAND’S ADMINISTRATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL FUTURE.

THE DISCUSSION WAS THE FIRST IN A NUMBER OF MEETINGS WITH LEADERS OF OUTLYING AREAS AIMED AT FOSTERING CLOSER TIES BETWEEN CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS

AND DISTRICT LEADERS.

+THE INTENTION IS TO ENSURE THAT CNTA HEADQUARTERS KEEPS IM TOUCH WITH OUTLYING AREAS, THEIR NEEDS AND PROBLEMS,+ HE SAID.

DR HAYES POINTED OUT THAT TODAY’S MEETING WAS CONFINED TO LANTAU RATHER THAN TO THE DISTRICT AS A WHOLE BECAUSE THE ISLAND WAS BIG ENOUGH AND INDIVIDUAL ENOUGH TO HAVE ITS OWN PROBLEMS.

+MOREOVER, THE ISLANDS DISTRICT IS LARGE IN SCOPE AND ITS COMMUNITIES ARE ALL DIFFERENT, EACH WITH THEIR OWN BACKGROUND AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS,* HE SAID.

+1 PLAN A LATER MEETING WITH LEADERS FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE DISTRICT,* HE ADDED.

DR HAYES NOTED THAT WHILE CONCENTRATION WAS NECESSARY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TOWNS, IT WAS ALSO NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN CLOSE CONTACT WITH OUTLYING ISLANDS AND THE REMOTER PARTS OF MAINLAND DISTRICTS.

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SEMINAR ON SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY * * * *

ABOUT 100 INDUSTRIALISTS AND AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN TSUEN WAN WILL ATTEND A SEMINAR ON THE SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY IN INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE SEMINAR IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY LIMITED.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE POWER COMPANY WILL TALK ABOUT VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY AND RELATED MATTERS. THERE WILL ALSO BE A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION.

THE SEMINAR IS PART OF A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES ARRANGED BY THE INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE TO PROMOTE CLOSE LIAISON WITH THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR IN THE DISTRICT.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ANGUS MIU, WILL ADDRESS THE GATHERING BEFORE THE START OF THE SEMINAR.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE HELD AT 3.30 PM IN THE HILLTOP COUNTRY CLUB AT HILLTOP ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR ON THE SAFE USE OF ELECTRICITY IN INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS TOMORROW AT 3.30 PM IN THE HILLTOP COUNTRY CLUB, HILLTOP ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

A GOVERNMENT VAN TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO THE VENUE WILL LEAVE THE CARPARK OF FOU WAH CENTRE, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN AT 3 PM.

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TWO MORE DAYS TO ENROL FOR SYMPOSIUM

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EMPLOYERS, MANAGERS AND TRADE UNIONISTS IN THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY SHOULD MAKE FULL USE OF THE LAST TWO DAYS TO ENROL FOR A SYMPOSIUM ON LABOUR RELATIONS ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DEADLINE FOR ENROLMENT OF THE SYMPOSIUM ON SEPTEMBER 9 AT THE HOLIDAY INN GOLDEN MILE HOTEL IS FRIDAY (AUGUST 29).

+THOSE WISHING TO ATTEND CAN CONTACT THE LABOUR RELATIONS PROMOTION UNIT ON 5-8523511,+ HE ADDED.

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THE MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE SYMPOSIUM IS TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR THOSE IN THE ELECTRONIC INDUSTRY TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON ENLIGHTENED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND TO DISCUSS WAYS ON IMPROVING LABOUR RELATIONS.

DR LUI MING-WAH, A MEMBER OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD, WILL ADDRESS THE OPENING CEREMONY. OTHER GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE SENIOR CONSULTANT OF HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL MR ANDY NG; VICE-CHAIRMAN OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES’ GENERAL UNION MISS LI FUNG-YING? GROUP PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER OF ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LTD. MRS ESTHER HO? AND PERSONNEL MANAGER OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES LTD, MR PETER CHEUNG.

TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE PROBLEMS CONFRONTING ELECTRONICS WORKERS, AND THE DEVELOPMENT TRENDS, LABOUR RELATIONS AND PROVIDENT FUND SCHEMES IN THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY.

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NEW SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM TO BE DISCUSSED

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KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL MEET TOMORROW fTHURBDAY) AT 2 15 PM TO DISCUSS AN APPEAL BY BOARD MEMBER, mJ FONG JuI-SHeOnG, FOR SHELVING THE NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM.

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS A REQUEST FOR ATTENTION TO THE LOCATION OF FUEL SUPPLIERS IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS MADE BY BOARD MEMBER, MISS MABEL WONG.

cfnior DIVISIONAL OFFICERS OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR J m MR CHOW WING—CHEONG, WILL BE PRESENT TO LISTEN

TO MEMBERS’ VIEWS.

atucd papers submitted by board members for discussion include THE PrJJiSiSJ OF ROUND-THE-CLOCK EMERGENCY SERVICES ^R BLACKOUTS AT piiri ir HOUSING ESTATES* THE PROVISION OF MODEL REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT hSSaN TIN ESTATE! A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE SHIELDING ALONG PART OF THE EAST KOWLOON CORRIDOR; AND SUGGESTIONS ON THE MANAGEMENT OF THE URBAN COUNCIL TAI WAN SHAN SWIMMING POOL.

mfmrFRS WILL ALSO DISCUSS PROPOSAL FOR A TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA AT SHEUNG SHING STREET AND A REPORT ON THE LAND USE PROPOSALS OF TO KWA WAN RECLAMATION PREPARED BY THE BOARD’S WORKING GROUP.

/THEY ..ILL......

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THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS A REPORT PREPARED BY THE BOARD’S WORKING GROUP ON THE FIVE-YEAR URBAN COUNCIL CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE FINANCIAL POSITION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS AND REPORTS OF PROBLEMS RAISED AT AREA COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW AT 2.15 PM AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141, KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TO VISIT MARINE HEADQUARTERS

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MEMBERS OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE AND CHAIRMEN OF THE DISTRICT’S MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES WILL VISIT THE MARINE EAST HEADQUARTERS AT TSO WO HANG, SAI KUNG, TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE AIM OF THE VISIT IS TO ENHANCE MEMBERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF CRIME PREVENTION OPERATIONS, SO THAT THEY WILL BE IN A BETTER POSITION TO PLAN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGNS.

DURING THE VISIT, MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE DAILY PATROL WORK OF THE MARINE POLICE. THEY WILL THEN TRAVEL ROUND SAI KUNG WATERS ON BOARD A POLICE LAUNCH, AND BE TOLD ABOUT VARIOUS OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS.

THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RAYMOND LI, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR CHEUNG CHUN-HOI, WILL TAKE PART IN THE VISIT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT TO THE MARINE EAST HEADQUARTERS. TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL LEAVE AT 1.45 PM FROM THE CARPARK OF THE SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, MAN NIN STREET, SAI KUNG TOWN.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1986

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EXTRA SESSION IN +MEET THE PUBLIC+ SCHEME

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RESIDENTS IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE PROVIDED WITH AN ADDITIONAL SESSION EACH WEEK TO MEET DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS IN THE +MEET THE PUBLIC+ SCHEME OF THE BOARD STARTING NEXT MONTH.

FROM SEPTEMBER 1, AN EXTRA SESSION WILL BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY EVENING FROM 6 PM TO 8 PM, IN ADDITION TO THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONS FROM 2.30 PM TO 5 PM.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN, SAID THE NEW ARRANGEMENT WOULD GIVE RESIDENTS MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THE NEW EVENING SESSION WOULD BE CONVENIENT FOR THOSE WHO COULD NOT COME DURING OFFICE HOURS, HE SAID.

THE NEW TIMETABLE WILL BE ON TRIAL FOR THREE MONTHS AND THE RESPONSE FROM THE PUBLIC WOULD BE EVALUATED IN DUE COURSE.

RESIDENTS IN TSUEN WAN WITH PROBLEMS AND COMPLAINTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEM TO THE ATTENTION OF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS. MEANWHILE, VIEWS AND SUGGESTIONS ON DISTRICT MATTERS ARE ALSO 'WELCOME.

ALL SESSIONS ARE HELD IN THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

ADVANCE APPOINTMENT IS NOT REQUIRED BUT THOSE WISHING TO DO SO MAY CALL THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON 0-445509.

IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF THE YEAR A TOTAL OF 65 CASES WERE HANDLED, WHICH INCLUDED MATTERS CONCERNING HOUSING, TRAFFIC, ENVIRONMENT, LAND AND BUILDING MANAGEMENT.

IN 1985 A TOTAL OF 123 CASES OF VARIOUS NATURE WERE HANDLED UNDER THIS SCHEME.

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THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT MATTERS AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

ONE OF THESE CONCERNS A STUDY BEING UNDERTAKEN TO ASSESS THE EFFECT OF THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING ON TRAFFIC WITHIN THE EXISTING ROAD NETWORK, WITH A VIEW TO DETERMINING WHAT ROAD OR JUNCTION MODIFICATIONS MAY BE NECESSARY.

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MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE LAYOUT PLAN FOR THE PUBLIC RENTAL HOUSING ESTATE AT SHAU KEI WAN FOOTHILLS (EAST) AND THE DISTRICT’S SQUATTER AREA IMPROVEMENT SCHEME.

A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM WILL BE PRESENTED FOR DISCUSSION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO START AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, 880-886 KING’S ROAD.

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NIGHT CRUISE TO CLOSE KOWLOON CITY SYP * * * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE IN KOWLOON CITY WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY AN EVEN I Ns OF MUSIC WITH DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND TO SHARE THEIR VIEWS AND EXPERIENCES ON SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE OCCASION WILL BE THE CLOSING EVENT OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, TO BE HELD ON BOARD THE HONG KONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY’S FLOATING NIGHTCLUB.

THERE WILL BE GAMES AND DANCES BESIDES MUSIC PERFORMANCES.

THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG, ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DIANA TONG, AND REGIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (WEST KOWLOON), MR ALEXANDER FUNG, WILL BE AMONG THE GUESTS.

A TOTAL OF 231 ACTIVITIES WERE ORGANISED DURING THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, WITH FUNDING ASSISTANCE COMING FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1986

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ONG TAI SIN EYE CARE CAMPAIGN GETS UNDERWAY * O * *

-•4' ;0NG TAI SIN DISTRICT EYE-CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY ILL ’’EGIN TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AT THE CHOI HUNG ESTATE SOCIAL SERVICE CENTRE.

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 11 AM TAKING PART WILL gr THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR T.H. CHAU ? THE CHAIRMAN O'7 THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, MR ROBERT CHA'1? DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG ’ AND DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICHOLAS YEK.

THE EYE-CARE CAMPAIGN PROVIDES FREE EYE TESTS AND EXHIBITIONS ON EYE-CARE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE DISTRICT AGED 60 OR ABO'E.

THE CAMPAIGN IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS AND CO-ORGANISED 3Y "HE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION,

ALSO ATTENDING THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE CAMPAIGN’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR YUEN CHAU? MR ANDREW WONG OF TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS? CHAIRMA*: OF WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY H-ALTH PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, MR MICHAEL LEE’ AND CHAIRMAN OF HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION, MR JAMES TANG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY BE HELD AT 11 AM TOMORROW AT CHOI HUNG ESTATE SOCIAL SEC.'ICE CENTRE, KAM 'AH HOUSE, CHOI HUNG ESTATE.

FLYOVER’S NORTHBOUND LANE TO CLOSE K X * * *

MOTORISTS ARE REMINDED THAT THE NORTHBOUND LANE OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AS PART OF THE TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FLYOVER,

AT THE SAME TIKE, THE REMAINING TWO LANES OF THE FLYOVER WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

MOTORISTS HEADING FOR KOWLOON TONG AND THE NEW TERRITORIES SHOULD USE THE GROUND LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY OF PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD AND PROCEED NORTH ALONG WATERLOO ROAD.

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TO CNHANCF SMOOTH traffic flow along the diversion route, a 7 - 19 AM AND 4 - 7 PM NO STOPPING RESTRICTION WILL BE IMPOSED ON WATERLOO ROAD SECTIONS BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND PUI CHING ROAD-SOARES AVENUE.

MOTORISTS TRAVELLING FROM HONG KONG TO KOWLOON WEST AND TSUEN .AN ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO USE THIS ROUTE: CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL INTERCHANGE, GASCOIGNE ROAD, GASCOIGNE ROAD FLYOVER, FERRY STREET, TONG MEI ROAD, LAI CHI KOK ROAD OR GASCOIGNE ROAD, NATHAN ROAD AND LAI CHI KOK ROAD.

TRAFFIC HEADING FOR THE AIRPORT AND KOWLOON EAST SHOULD USE THE EAST KOWLOON WAY.

IN ADDITION, THE NORTHBOUND BUS STOP AT PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD UNDER PUI CHING ROAD FLYOVER FOR CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL ROUTES 103, 113 AND 170 WILL BE SUSPENDED.

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TWO TSI NG Yl SITES TO LET

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TWO SITES ON TSI NG Yl FOR STORING NON-DANGEROUS AND NONOFFENSIVE GOODS ARE TO BE OFFERED ON SHORT-TERM TENANCY BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

THE SITES, MEASURING 4 075 AND 2 400 SQUARE METRES, ARE AT TSI NG Yl ROAD, CHUN FA LIK, WHICH IS IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN PART OF THE ISLAND.

UNDER THE TERMS OF THE TENANCY THE SITES CANNOT BE USED FOR STORING OR LOADING AND UNLOADING EMPTY OR FILLED CONTAINERS.

THE TENANCY FOR THE 4 075-SQUARE-METRE SITE IS TWO YEARS, WHILE THAT FOR THE OTHER SITE IS ONE YEAR, BOTH RENEWABLE FOR THREE MONTHLY PERIODS AFTERWARDS.

TENDERS FOR THE SITES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON SEPTEMBER 12.

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American pianist to conduct masterclass * * * * *

A WELL KNOWN AMERICAN PIANIST, J£FFFE^ CAMPBELL WILL CONDUCT A MASTERCLASS FOR MUSIC LOVERS ON SUNDAY (AJoUST 31) AT THc HONG KONG MUSIC CENTRE IN THE ARTS CENTRE. THE CLASS WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

MR CAMPBELL HAS PERFORMED AS RECITALIST AND ORCHESTRAL SOLOIST AT VENUES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, M^'^0 amfi framcp HIP FAME SPREAD BY VIRTUE OF INTERNATIONA- PRIZ^c WON AT NUMEROUS COMPETITIONS INCLUDING THE LISZT ^MPETITION AND THE 1932 INTERNATIONAL PIANO GUILD INTERNATIONAL RcCORDIN.-. COMPETITION.

THE MASTERCLASS IS ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH. ADMISSION IS FREE. INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED PROM 5-283257.

OFFICE OF THE FURTHER

LEAN SCHOOL COMPETITION TO BE REVIEWED

THE URBAN COUNCIL KEEP iONG KONG CLEAN COV,'.ITTFE, 'HAIRED Bv MR WALTER M. SULKE, WILL CONSIDER AM ALTERNATE PROPOSAL FOR THE CLEAN SCHOOL COMPETITION IM - ’’OMORROW <T HMRSDAY) AT DO. 2,

FOURTH FLOOR, URBAN COUNCIi- CHAMBERS AT EDINBURGH PlACE.

AGENDA FOR TOMORROW’S MEETING <HICH STARTS AT . AM, ILL INCLUDE PROGRESS REPORTS ON THE CAMPAIGN’S LATEST ACTIVITIES, AND PAPERS OF FUTURE STRATEGY FOR A TERRITORY-WIDE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN.

THE MEETING IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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SHEUNG SHU I TRAFFIC CHANGES

THE JUNCTION OF SAN FUNG AVENUE IN SHEUNG SHU I WITH ROAD L6 WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO SATURDAY BETWEEN 6.30 PM TO 5 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS WISHING TO GO TO SAN FUNG AVENUE WILL BE DIVERTED TO JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND FU HING STREET.

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MOTORISTS WISHING TO GO TO ROAD 04 AND JOCKEY CLUB ROAD Lu be: diverted to san FUNG avenue, lung sum road and jockey Cl_UB road.

■ ROUTES 76K AND ^7K ON SHEUNG SHU I BOUND JOURNEYS

_l Dl/ERTED FROM ROAD D4, ROAD L6 AND SAN FUNG AVENUE TO „nu ROUNDABOUT TAI PO ROAD, KAI LENG INTERCHANGE, ROAD D3, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND SAN FUNG AVENUE.

AT THE SAME TIME, KMB ROUTE 78K ON ITS SHEUNG SHU I BOUND JOURNEYS WILL BE DIVERTED FROM SHEUNG YUE ROAD, TAI PO ROAD, ROAD D4, ROAD L6 AND SAN FUNG AVENUE TO SHEUNG YUE ROAD, KAI LENG INTERCHANGE, ROAD D3, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND SAN FUNG AVENUE.

BUS TERMINUS DESIGNATED PROHIBITED ZONE * * * * *

THE YUEN LONG INDUSTRIAL ESTATE BUS TERMINUS WILL BE DESIGNATED a proh;:ited zone from io am on Friday (august 29).

NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUS TERMINUS.

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NEW GREEK -'INI JS ROUTES FOR SHEUNG SHUI * * * * *

THREE MORE GREEN INI BUS SERVICE; ..ILL COME INTO OPERATION IN SHEUNG SHUI FROM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO IMPROVE TRANSPORT SERVICES IN THE AREA.

TWO OF THE NEW SERVICES, ROUTES 16 SA\ SHIN^ AVENUE IN SHEK WU HUI t; tqNG

AND 17, WILL OPERATE FROM KUNG LENG AND PING KONG.

RUNNING FROM 6 AM TO 3.30 PM DAILY, ROUTE 16 WILL OPERAT- AT

\ EIGHT-MINUTE FREQUENCY WHILE ROUTE 17 VILL OPERATE AT AN INTERVAL 7 SEVEN MINUTES. THE FARES FOR BOTH ROUTES WILL BE SI.50 PER JOURNEY.

THE OTHER NEW SERVICE, ROUTE 1SS, IS AN OVERNIGHT SERVICE OPERATING FRO' SAN SHING AVENUE IN SHEK WU HUI TO MONG FOK ’TR STATION. IT WILL OPERATE BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5 " AT '5-MINUTE INTERVAL. THE FARE WILL BE 36 PER JOURNEY.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1936

A MONUMENT THAT LOOKS TO THE FUTURE * * * * *

MONUMENTS ARE USUALLY REMINDERS OF THE PAST, BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF CENTRAL IS A MONUMENT THAT WILL HAVE MUCH TO DO WITH SHAPING HONG KONG’S FUTURE - THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING.

THE BUILDING, OPENED IN ITS NEW ROLE LAST YEAR, WILL BE VISITED BY THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH ON OCTOBER 21. THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL ATTEND A RECEPTION FOR LEGCO MEMBERS AND THEIR WIVES, VISIT THE LEGCO CHAMBER AND THE QUEEN WILL UNVEIL A COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE.

IT WILL BE ANOTHER HISTORIC MOMENT FOR A BUILDING THAT HAS EEEN THE SCENE OF MANY HISTORIC OCCASIONS IN ITS 74-YEAR EXISTENCE.

ALTHOUGH THE GOVERNOR OF THE DAY, SIR FREDERICK LUGARD. DESCRIBED IT AS +A MONUMENT OF WHICH WE MAY BE PROUD+ WHEN HE DECLARED IT OPEN AS THE SUPREME COURT BUILDING IN 1912 AND THOUGH THE EXTERIOR WAS RECENTLY DECLARED A MONUMENT UNDER THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS ORDINANCE, THE BUILDING WAS DESIGNED FOR PRACTICAL USE AND IT HAS SEEN PLENTY OF THAT SINCE 1912.

THE LEGCO CHAMBER THAT THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WILL VISIT ABSORBED MUCH OF THE $35 MILLION SPENT ON RENOVATING THE BUILDING AND CONVERTING IT TO A HOME FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THE 3OO-SQUARE-METRE CHAMBER HAS LIGHT TAN LEATHER SEATS FOR 74 MEMBERS AND 120 SEATS FOR THE PUBLIC, SOME IN GALLERIES OVERLOOKING THE CHAMBER. THERE ARE ALSO FACILITIES FOR SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION AND SPACE FOR THE MEDIA, INCLUDING DIRECT RADIO AND TELEVISION LINKS.

THE BUILDING ITSELF HAS A CONNECTION, IF RATHER TENUOUS, WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY, BECAUSE IT WAS DESIGNED BY ASTON WEBB AND E. INGRESS BELL, THE ARCHITECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FACADE OF BUCKINGHAM PALACE, THE QUEEN’S LONDON HOME.

BUILT ON RECLAIMED LAND BY A LOCAL CHINESE CONTRACTOR, THE STRUCTURE ACTUALLY +FLOATS+ ON A TIMBER RAFT OF HUNDREDS OF CHINESE FIR TRUNKS WHICH WERE DRIVEN INTO THE MIXTURE OF RECLAMATION MATERIAL AND SILT.

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SUCH A FOUNDATION SYSTEM REQUIRES THAT THE GROUND WATER LEVEL € KEPT CONSTANT. TO ENSURE THIS, THE RECENT CONVERSION WORK INCLUDED THE INSTALLATION OF A HUGE BALL AND COCK CISTERN WHICH REPLACES GROUND WATER AS REQUIRED.

INSIDE. THE BUILDING IS WHERE THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IS CARRIED OUT OUTSIDE, THE BUILDING HAS BECOME A POPULAR LEISURE AREA WITH HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERING THERE IN FINE WEATHER, ESPECIALLY AT WEEKENDS WHEN DES VOEUX ROAD IS CLOSED TO TRAFFIC MAKING THE WHOLE AREA A PEDESTRIAN MALL.

AS THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL SEE FOR THEMSELVES, THE BUILDING MAY BE OFFICIALLY A MONUMENT, BUT IT IS ONE THAT IS VERY MUCH ALIVE AND IN BUSINESS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

LONDON VISIT TO BRIEF UK MINISTERS - GOVERNOR ........... 1

SIR EDWARD VISITS JPC CAMP............................... 2

TUEN MUN HOSPITAL TOPPED OUT............................. 3

DISTRICT ELDERLY SERVICES AT NEW HEIGHT ................. 5

SOUTHERN DISTRICT PLANS CIVIC EDUCATION STRATEGY ........ 6

VILLAGERS MAY APPLY FOR RATES EXEMPTION ................. 7

MORE PHYSICAL INVOLVEMENT BY STUDENTS URGED ............. 7

TAI KOK TSUI SITE CLEARED FOR TEMPORARY MjiRKET.......... 8

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED ..................... 9

FIRST INDUSTRIAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM FORMED......... 9

DB MEMBERS TOUR NGAU TaU KOK AREA ....................... 10

VARIETY SHOW WINDS UP CENTRAL AND WESTERN SYP............ 10

CONCERT TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES ................ 11

SEMINAR BEING HELD FOR MAC MEMBERS ...................... 12

CHOIR ENTERTAINS MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN .......... 1J

ETV NOTES ON SALE FROM MONDAY............................ 13

ISLAND VISIT TO SEE FIRE DRILL........................... 14

FIRE SERVICES SWIMMING GALA ............................. 14

RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN CENTRAL ...................... 15

KWUN TONG, TUEN MUN TRAFFIC CHANGES...................... 15

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LONDON VISIT TO BRIEF UK MINISTERS - GOVERNOR

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT HE AND UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WOULD, DURING THEIR VISIT TO LONDON NEXT MONTH, BRIEF BRITISH MINISTERS ON WHAT HAD HAPPENED IN HONG KONG SINCE THE SIGNING OF THE JOINT DECLARATION.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER A VISIT TO THE JUNIOR POLICE CALL SUMMER CAMP AT WU KAI SHA, SIR EDWARD SAID A LOT HAD HAPPENED IN THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP AND IN HONG KONG DURING THE PERIOD.

+SO WE INTEND TO GIVE MINISTERS A GENERAL ROUND UP OF WHAT’S HAPPENING AND SEE WHAT VIEWS THEY HAVE ABOUT WHERE WE GO FROM HERE,* HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER HONG KONG’S POLITICAL STRUCTURE WOULD BE DISCUSSED, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE EXPECTED THAT THERE WOULD BE SOME REVIEW OF HOW PEOPLE WERE FEELING ON THE POLITICAL STRUCTURE.

SIR EDWARD SAID HE HAD BEEN WATCHING VERY CAREFULLY WHAT THE BASIC LAW DRAFTING COMMITTEE HAD BEEN SAYING ON THE SUBJECT, AND AT THE END OF THIS YEAR, +WE’RE THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE’RE GOING TO PUT IN THE 1987 REVIEW. SO I WOULD EXPECT THAT SUBJECT TO BE COVERED.*

ASKED WHETHER TALKS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER WOULD INCLUDE THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, SIR EDWARD SAID THERE WAS NO SPECIFIC AGENDA FOR THE TALKS.

+WE SHALL BE CONVEYING TO MINISTERS IN LONDON THE FEELING IN HONG KONG. AND OF COURSE I SHALL BE GOING TO PEKING BEFORE THEN, AND I WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONVEY MUCH OF THE ATMOSPHERE FERE TO PEKING AT THAT TIME AS WELL.*

ON THE QUESTION OF A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING TO DISCUSS THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, HE SAID: +THE POSITION IS STILL THAT THE MISSIONS ARE GOING TO PRESENT THEIR REPORTS IN THE NEXT COUPLE CF DAYS AND MEMBERS WILL THEN WANT TO DISCUSS THOSE REPORTS. SO I’M WAITING TO SEE THE OUTCOME OF THAT DISCUSSION.*

SIR EDWARD SAID HE WAS MAKING HIS PEKING TRIP AT THE INVITATION CF THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR, SIR RICHARD EVANS.

+ IT’S IMPORTANT THAT HE AND I SHOULD" KEEP IN TOUCH, BUT IT ALSO GIVES ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CONTACT WITH SOME OF THE CHINESE LEADERS AT THE SAME TIME.

+AND THEN I’M HOPING TO MAKE A SHORT VISIT TO CHENGDE OVER SATURDAY NIGHT TO DO A LITTLE SIGHTSEEING OVER THE WEEKEND.*

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SIR EDWARD VISITS JPC CAMP X X * * *

JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS AT

THE WU

KAI SHA YOUTH

VITALITY AND PERFORMANCES

VILLAGE TODAY (THURSDAY) DISPLAYED ~ _

RECEIVE A PROMINENT VISITOR — THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE.

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THE GOVERNOR, ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR RAYMON ANN I NG, WAS FIRST GREETED BY THE JPC LION DANCE TEAMS ON ARRIVAL.

SIR EDWARD WAS THEN WELCOMED BY THE 1,800 CAMPERS WHO PERFORMED A SPECTACULAR WORD DISPLAY -- JPC SALUTES — AND SINGING.

ADDRESSING THE CAMPERS, SIR EDWARD SAID THE ANNUAL CAMP GAVE THE JPC MEMBERS A CHANCE TO GET TOGETHER TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE IN AN INFORMAL WAY AND IN THE MOST RELAXING SURROUNDINGS.

SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S ’’CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY AND GETTING TO KNOW IT BETTER’’ WAS CHOSEN FOR THE CAMP.

”1 CAN THINK OF NO BETTER WAY TO USE YOUR ENERGY, OR TO CHANNEL YOUR EFFORTS,”.

THE GOVERNOR SAID JPC WAS, IN MANY WAYS, A UNIQUE ORGANISATION AND HE WAS HAPPY TO KNOW THAT IF PLACED GREAT EMPHASIS ON PRACTIAL COMMUNITY SERVICE TO THE NEEDY, THE UNDERPRIVILEGED, THE ELDERLY AND THE HANDICAPPED.

BEFORE TOURING THE CAMP, SIR EDWARD CUT A RIBBON TO FLY HIGH A JPC EMBLEM.

SOME 850 JPC MEMBERS HAVE ALREADY SPENT FOUR DAYS IN THE CAMP THEY WERE JOINED TODAY BY 1,000 FELLOW MEMBERS WHO SHARED A DAY OF FUN AT THE YOUTH VILLAGE.

SIR EDWARD WAS HAPPY TO SEE THE YOUNG PEOPLE ENJOY A VARIET* OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE CAMP, RANGING FROM ARCHERY, ORIENTEERING, SWIMMING, TRAMPOL khl I NG, ROLLER-SKATING, CIRCUIT TRAINING TO ROPE COURSE, FILM SHOWS AND BALL GAMES.

HE LEARNED THAT BALANCED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES WERE ALSO LINED UP FOR THE CAMPERS. THEY INCLUED FORUMS, SEMINARS, DISCUSSIONS, TALKS AND EXHIBITIONS ON CRIME PREVENTION.

THE FIVE-DAY CAMP IS AN ANNUAL EVENT ORGANISED BY THE POLICE FOR JPC MEMBERS DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

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TUEN MUN HOSPITAL TOPPED OUT * * * *

THE TOPPING OUT OF TUEN MUN HOSPITAL, THE LARGEST CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WAS PERFORMED TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES.

THE HOSPITAL, SIR DAVID SAID, WAS A MILESTONE IN THE OVERALL PROGRAMME OF IMPROVING THE DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLIC HOSPITALS, WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE NUMBER OF HOSPITAL BEDS BY 14 OOO OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

+THIS HOSPITAL, TOGETHER WITH THE EXPANSION OF YAN CHAI AND POK 01, NOT ONLY REINFORCES MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE NORTHWEST OF HONG KONG, IT IS A FURTHER EXAMPLE OF GOVERNMENT’S CONCERN THAT FACILITIES IN THE NORTHWEST, WHICH IS A LONG WAY FROM KOWLOON, SHOULD NOT DROP BEHIND OTHER PARTS OF THE TERRITORY,* HE SAID.

THREE OTHER HOSPITALS WERE BEING PLANNED FOR COMPLETION IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS: THE HONG KONG EASTERN DISTRICT HOSPITAL WITH 1 600 BEDS, AND TAI PO AND EASTERN KOWLOON EACH WITH 1 500 BEDS.

THESE WOULD ENSURE THAT THEIR OWN REGIONAL HOSPITAL.

EVERYONE IN HONG KONG LIVED NEAR TO

+ BUT MEDICAL FACILITIES ARE NOT JUST MEASURED IN BUILDINGS AND BEDS, WE NEED TO GET THE BEST OUT OF THE SYSTEM- THE CONSULTANCY ON MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS AND WILL BE OF GREAT HELP IN ACHIEVING THIS OBJECTIVE,* SIR DAVID SAID.

+WE MUST ALSO BE CONSCIOUS OF THE NEED TO LEAD A HEALTHY LIFE.*

THIS YEAR, THE GOVERNMENT HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT HAD ADOPTED THE THEME OF +HEALTHY LIVING - EVERYONE A WINNER* WHICH WOULD CULMINATE IN A MAJOR CAMPAIGN IN NOVERMBER.

+1 CONCLUDE BY WISHING YOU ALL GOOD HEALTH AND HAPPY LIVING.

+1 ALSO CONGRATULATE ALL THOSE CONCERNED FOR THEIR EFFORTS TOWARDS THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS TUEN MUN HOSPITAL,* HE SAID.

THE HOSPITAL, DUE FOR COMPLETION IN 1988, WILL HAVE 1 656 BEDS AND COST ABOUT $2 000 MILLION.

IT WILL SERVE TUEN MUN NEW TOWN AND THE NORTHERN REGIONS OF THE WEST NEW TERRITORIES.

THE EIGHT-HECTARE SITE ON WHICH IT IS BEING BUILT CLOSE TO CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL WAS DELIBERATELY CHOSEN FOR ITS ACCESS TO BUS SERVICES AND THE FUTURE TUEN MUN LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

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BESIDES THE HOSPITAL BUILDING, THE SITE INCLUDES FACILITIES FOR TAXIS, PARKING FOR STAFF, PUBLIC CARS AND SERVICES VEHICLES, INTERNAL ROADS AND FOOTPATHS, A HELIPORT ADJACENT TO THE CASUALTY UNIT AND STAFF RECREATION FACILITIES.

LANDSCAPING WILL ALSO BE A FEATURE OF THE SITE.

THE PROJECT COMPRISES FOUR 1O-STOREY MAIN WARD BLOCKS, A 13-STOREY OPERATING THEATRE BLOCK, A THREE-STOREY PATHOLOGY BLOCK AND A FOUR-STOREY BLOCK TO HOUSE SPECIAL FACILITIES.

THE GROSS AREA OF THE BUILDINGS IS ABOUT 116 OOO SQUARE METRES.

WORK ON SITE FORMATION AND PILED FORMATIONS TOOK ABOUT A YEAR AND WAS COMPLETED IN 1983.

THE MAIN CONTRACT STARTED IN AUGUST 1984, AND INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF THE BUILDINGS AND INSTALLATION OF SERVICES SUCH AS AIR CONDITIONING AND ELECTRICAL, FIRE PREVENTION AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS.

ON ADJACENT SITES, SEPARATE CONTRACTS HAVE BEEN LET FOR A NURSES’ TRAINING SCHOOL AMD STAFF QUARTERS AND SENIOR MEDICAL STAFF QUARTERS.

A CONTRACT FOR A LAUNDRY IS TO BE LET NEXT YEAR.

COMPLETION OF THESE IS PROGRAMMED TO COINCIDE WITH COMPLETION OF THE HOSPITAL.

THE DESIGN OF THE HOSPITAL IS BASED ON THE NEED TO SEPARATE PSYCHIATRIC BEDS FROM GENERAL BEDS.

THIS IS ACHIEVED BY LOCATING THE GENERAL WARDS IN A DOUBLE CRUCIFORM |N BLOCK AND THE SPECIAL BLOCK WITH PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTALLY RETARDED BEDS IN ANOTHER FOUR-STOREY RECTANGULAR BLOCK.

A MAIN ENTRANCE BLOCK LINKS BOTH BLOCKS AND PROVIDES DISTRIBUTION TO EACH BLOCK FROM A SINGLE MAIN ENTRY.

BELOW THE LEVELS OF THE WARDS ARE THE SUPPORTING CLINICAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND ENGINEERING FACILITIES, ALL DESIGNED TO PROVIDE EASY ACCESS TO AND FROM THE WARDS.

A FOUR-STOREY PATHOLOGY BLOCK LINKS DIRECTLY WITH THE GROUND AND BASEMENT LEVELS OF THE MAIN BLOCK.

A DETACHED BASEMENT LEVEL BLOCK HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR THE RADIOTHERAPY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE FACILITIES WHICH IS LINKED TO THE MAIN CIRCULATION AND LIFTS AREA OF THE MAIN BLOCK.

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A SERVICES PLANT ROOM AND CAR PARKING IS PROVIDED AT GROUND LEVE- ABOVE THIS BASEMENT AREA.

, TUNNEL - ILL LINK THE HOSPITAL AND NURSES’ QUARTERS SITES, PARSING UNDER THE ADJACENT PUBLIC ROAD, AND WILL CARRY BUILDING SERVICES AND DROVIDE A PEDESTRIAN LINK FOR STAFF.

THE BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN CAREFULLY PLANNED ON THE SITE TO ALLO', FOR FUTURE EXPANSION.

DESIGN ALLOWANCES HAVE ALSO BEEN PROVIDED FOR PUTURE EXTENSIONS OF SEVEN FLOORS TO THE PATHOLOGY BLOCK, TWO FLOORS TO THE SPECIAL BLOCK AND ONE ^LOOR TO THE RADIOTHERAPY BLOCK.

THE MAIN CONTRACTOR, WHO IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING SERVICES INSTALLATION CO-ORDINATION, IS AOKI

OVERALL CORPORATION.

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DISTRICT ELDERLY SERVICES AT NEW HEIGHT X * * *

SERVICES PROVIDED FOR ELDERLIES IN THE wONG TAI SIN DISTRICT HAS REACHED A NEW HEIGHT, THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR T.H. CHAU, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE DISTRICT’S ELDERLY EYE-CARE CAMPAIGN WHICH WOULD PROVIDE FREE EYE TESTS AND CORRECTIONAL SPECTACLES FOR ELDERLIES IN THE DISTRICT AGED 60 AND ABOVE.

MR CHAU SAID THAT ABOUT 9 □□□ ELDERLY PEOPLE, OR ONE-FIFTH OF THE QUALIFIED POPULATION, WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE SERVICE.

+THE CAMPAIGN SHOWS OUR RESPECT FOR SENIOR CITIZENS,* HE SAID.

+FREE SERVICES PROVIDED FOR ELDERLIES ARE WHAT THEY DESERVE FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG,* MR CHAU SAID.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR YUEN CHAU, SAID THE CAMPAIGN ALSO PROVIDED EXHIBITIONS AND INFORMATION BOOKLETS FOR ELDERLIES TO EDUCATE THEM ON THE IMPORTANCE OF EYE CARE.

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ELDERLY EYE-CARE CAMPAIGN WILL EE HELD UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22. EYE TESTS AND EXHIBITIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRES AND CENTRES FOR ELDERLY IN THE 12 AREAS IN THE DISTRICT.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING WERE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICHOLAS YEK, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, 14? ROBERT CHAN.

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SOUTHERN DISTRICT PLANS CIVIC EDUCATION STRATEGY ******

THE AIM OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT’S COMING CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IS TO MAKE RESIDENTS PROUD OF HONG KONG AND THE IR DISTRICT, SAID THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORD.

AT A RECENT SEMINAR ON CIVIC EDUCATION ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE, MR LORD SAID PARTICIPATION WAS THE ESSENCE OF CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENTS SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE -- BY THINKING ABOUT PUBLIC AFFAIRS, EXPRESSING OPINIONS AND TAKING PART IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

+WE NEED, THEREFORE, TO CONCENTRATE ON THOSE PEOPLE WHO TAKE LITTLE INTEREST IN THE LIVES OF THEIR FELLOW MEN AND WHO DO NOTHING FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, AND TEACH THEM TO BECOME TRUE CITIZENS,* HE SAID.

MR LORD SAID THAT IN ACHIEVING THIS END CIVIC EDUCATION FAMS WHICH WERE TO BE FORMED UNDER THE DISTRICT a SIX AREA COMMITTEES WOULD HAVE A CRUCIAL ROLE TO PLAY.

THE SEMINAR WAS HELD TO PAVE THE WAY FOR THE YEAR-LONG CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED AT THE END OF NEXT MONTH.

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE — INCLUDING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES EXCHANGED VIEWS ON THE DIRECTION OF THE CAMPAIGN AND THE NETHOD OF FORMING THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS.

UNDER THE CIVIC EDUCATION STRATEGY 1986-87 ENDORSED BY THP DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, THE CIVIC STATION TEAMS WOULD SERVE AS EXECUTIVE ARMS IN CARRYING OUT BASIC CIVIC EDUCATION AT GRASS-ROOTS LEVEL.

THE TEAMS WOULD COMPRISE AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM LOCAL BODIES. THEY WOULD CO-ORDJNATE PF EFFORTS OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OTHER RESIDENTS ORGANISATIONS TO ENSURE THAT THE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE REACHED THE HOMES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE SEMINAR, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, MR PAUL YOUNG, SAID THE DISTRICT BOARD HAD A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP RESIDENTS REALISE WHAT IT MEANT TO BE A GOOD CITIZEN.

HE SAID HE WAS GLAD TO SEE THAT PEOPLE WERE BECOMING MORE CONSCIOUS OF THEIR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

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VILLAGERS MAY APPLY FOR RATES EXEMPTION * * * * *

N JGENOUS VILLAGERS IN TUEN MUN LIVING IN THEIR OWN VILLAGE-TYPE HOUSES OUTSIDE DESIGNATED VILLAGE AREAS IN THE DI STTAN APPLY FOR EXEMPTION FROM RATES THROUGH THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

A TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT UNDER THE PRESENT POLICY EXEMPTION COULD 3E GRANTED IF THE HOUSE OWNER COULD PROVE THAT THE PREMISES WAS A GENUINE VILLAGE HOUSE FOR SELF-RESIDENCE, AND HE ALSO MET CERTAIN CRITERIA.

THE EXEMPTION ALSO APPLIES TO INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS IN A SIMILAR SITUATION ELSEWHERE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT FOR PORTIONS OR THE WHOLE HOUSE OCCUPIED 3Y THE INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS THEMSELVES AND THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES, CONSIDERATION MIGHT BE GIVEN FOR RATES TO 3E EXEMPTED. SUCH CONSIDERATION COULD ALSO BE GIVEN F THE HOUSE BECAME VACANT.

-HOWEVER, IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT ONCE THE PREMISES WERE RENTED OUT, OR -.'HERE THE OCCUPANTS WERE NEITHER THE HOUSE OWNER NOR F H' AMBERS, THE HOUSE OWNER NO LONGER ENJOYS THE BENEFITS OF E>.E’-JT ON,+ HE SAID.

WHERE AN INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS OWNED SEVERAL VILLAGE HOUSES, ONLY ONE OF THEM WOULD BE CONSIDERED FOR EXEMPTION.

IN GENERAL TERMS, A GENUINE VILLAGE HOUSE CAN BE DEFINED AS A STRUCTURE VI TH NOT MORE THAN 64.8 SQUARE METRES OF ROOFED-OVER AREA AND DOT EXCEEDING 25 FEET IN HEIGHT, OR ONE BUILT BEFORE AUGUST 1945 FOR NEW TERRITORIES DWELLERS.

INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS SATISFYING THE CONDITIONS CAN SEND APPLICATIONS FOR EXEMPTION TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE FOR PROCESSING AND THEY -ILL THEN BE FORWARDED TO THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS FOR APPROVAL.

♦IT TAKES ABOUT TWO MONTHS FOR AN APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED, AND RATEPAYERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD FIRST SETTLE THE RATE DEMAND NOTE ISSUED BY THE RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT. ONCE AN EXEMPTION IS GRANTED, THE AMOUNT BF RATES EXEMPTED WILL BE PAID BACK IN A REBATE,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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MORE PHYSICAL INVOLVEMENT BY STUDENTS URGED

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AN ALTERNATE PROPOSAL FOR THE FIRST CLEAN SCHOOL COMPETITION EVER HELD IN THE TERRITORY WAS APPROVED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN COMMITTEE TODAY (THURSDAY).

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR WALTER M. SULKE, HOWEVER, SUGGESTED THAT THE COMPETITION SHOULD INCLUDE ACTUAL PHYSICAL INVOLVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN THE CLEANING UP OF SCHOOLS RATHER THAN PURELY INVOLVING THEM IN ACADEMICAL WORK.

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♦PHYSICAL INVOLVEMENT DEFINITELY HAS A STRONGER IMPACT ON THE YOUNG PERSONS,+ HE STRESSED.

TEAMS FORMED

BY StJSeNTs'SilJMSh ^AVE^TO^ ILlRIn$ANnAPPL ICATdON FORM DETA IL ING THE SCOPE OF THEIR CLEANING ACTIVITIES IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

hmcf ArfFPTFD THE TEAM WILL HAVE TO CARRY OUT THE IR PROPOSALS withiS to sneliSteJ Tile. toy will also have n file a heport ON ALL THEIR ACTIVITIES FOR ADJUDICATION.

thf ORIGINAL PROPOSAL FOR THE COMPETITION WAS SCRAPPED DUE TO THC LIMITATIONS THAT ACTUAL VISIT AND INSPECTION O- THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS BY THE JUDGING PANEL IS NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE, AND THAT STUDENT INVOLVEMENT MAY BE LIMITED TO A MINOR SCALE AS SCHOOLS ARc OFTEN CLEANED UP BY MINOR STAFF.

IN ADDITION, SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE RECENTLY BEEN RENOVATED WOULD HAVE AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE.

THIS RESOLUTION HOWEVER, IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF THE JOINT UC/RC KEEP HONG KONG’CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE WHICH WILL HOLD ITS FJRST SpIn MEET I NG ON SEPTEMBER 4 AT THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT EDINBURGH PLACE. IF APPROVED, A PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE ORGANISED IN MID-SEPTEMBER TO LAUNCH THE COMPETITION.

IN TODAY’S MEETING, MEMBERS ALSO CONSIDERED TWO OTHER PAPERS INCLUDING THE PROGRESS REPORT ON THE CAMPAIGN’S LAT^ST AC dVI TIES AND FUTURE STRATEGY FOR A TERRITORY-WIDE CAMPAIGN IN 1986 87.

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TAI KOK TSUI SITE CLEARED FOR TEMPORARY MARKET

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A CLEARANCE OPERATION WAS CARRIED OUT TODAY (THURSDAY) IN TAI KOK TSUI TO MAKE WAY FOR A TEMPORARY MARKET FOR MORE THAN 65 □□□ RESIDENTS IN THE AREA.

THE SITE, BOUNDED BY FUK TSUN STREET, TAI KOK TSUI ROAD ANu IVY STREET, WILL PROVIDE 20 MARKET STALLS AND 200 MINISTALLS FOR A WIDE RANGE OF GOODS.

THE MARKET WILL HELP RESITE THE LARGE NUMBER OF ON-STREET HAaKERS SCATTERED ALONG BUSY STREETS IN THE VICINITY.

SOME 120 SQUATTER STRUCTURES, USED AS SHOPS, WORKSHOPS AND DUELLING PLACES, WERE DEMOLISHED.

A TOTAL OF 107 FAMILIES, CONSISTING OF 358 PERSONS, WERE AFFECTED. ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN OFFERED RESETTLEMENT IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES AND TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS. EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES HAD ALSO BEEN PROVIDED TO 36 ELIGIBLE SHOP OPERATORS.

CONSTRUCTION WORK OF THE TEMPORARY MARKET WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 12 MONTHS.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED * * * * *

IN ITS MOUNTING CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE PROBLEM OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES, THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY TO VICTORIA COURT ON' OCTOBER 30 FOR A CLOSURE ORDER ON STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOF AND jITHIN THE STAIRCASE ENCLOSURES AT THE ROOF LE/EL OF 20-24, IRVING STREET, HONG KONG.

THE AUTHORITY FEELS THAT THE STRUCTURES SHOUL3 BE CLOSED THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE OCCUPIERS Jr. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

IT POSTED NOTICES ON CONSPICUOUS PARTS OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (THURSDAY) SAYING IT WOULD BE APPLYING TO THE COURT FOR THE CLOSURE ORDER.

OCCUPIERS OF THE STRUCTURES HAVE IGNORED A DE -IOL ITI ON ORDER WHICH THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE ISSUED A YEAR AGO.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY SAYS IT IS INTENDED THAT THE DEMOLITION .'.ORa .ILL BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COURT ISSUES THE CLOSURE ORDER.

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FIRST INDUSTRIAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT TEAM FORMED

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THE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORD I .AT ION TEAM, T.i_ FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE TERRITORY, HAS BEEN FORMED IN THE I CHUNG AMD TSI NG Yl DISTRICT.

THE FOUR-MEMBER TEAM IS HEADED BY A HOUSING MANAGER, 1 LEE KANG-SUM, ON ATTACHMENT TO THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT OFF ICE.

THE TEAM, ALSO COMPRISING AN ASSISTANT HOUSING MANAGER AND HOUSING ASSIstANTS, IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE. DISTRICT OFFICER IN FORMULATING PLANS AND PROVIDING ADVICE I fv THE MANAGEMENT OF PROBLEMATIC INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE TEAM WILL ALSO ASSIST IN THE FORMATION OF OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND PROMOTE AND OFFER ADVICE ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT.

TEAM MEMBERS wILL TOUR THE DISTRICT AS PART OF A SERIES OF FAMILIARISATION PROGRAMMES AND MEET WITH KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON MATTERS OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDING MANAGEMENT.

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DB MEMBERS TOUR NGAU TAU KOK AREA * * * *

^EMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD TOURED NGAU TAU KOK TODAY (THURSDAY) TO LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENT AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE AREA.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDY CHAN, THEY VISITED THE CONSTRUCTION SITE OF THE NEW JORDAN VALLEY NORTH ESTATE IN EAST NGAU TAU KOK.

THE ESTATE WILL CONSIST OF TWO TRIDENT III BLOCKS TO ACCOMMODATE 7 896 PERSONS. SITE FORMATION WORK HAS STARTED AND CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 1990.

MEMBERS NOTED THAT ON COMPLETION, THE EXISTING MARK I AND II BLOCKS r'~ JORDAN VALLEY ESTATE, ADJACENT TO THE NEW JORDAN VALLEY NORTH ESTATE, WILL BE DEMOLISHED AND RESIDENTS WILL MOVE INTO THE NEW ESTATE.

MEMBERS LATER WALKED THROUGH THE KAM KUK VILLAGE ACCESS TO THE CHUN WAH ROAD MORNING WALK TRAIL SITE.

THE DISTRICT BOARD HAS AGREED TO SPEND $57 000 TO RESURFACE THE EXISTING FOOTPATH AND TO ADD RAILING AND TO ERECT A PAVILION.

CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO START LATER THIS YEAR AND TO BE COMPLETED BY 1987.

AT LOWER NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE, MEMBERS VISITED THE SITE OF A MIN I-ROUNDABOUT TO BE BUILT AT THE 4TH AND 5TH STREET.

THE MINI-ROUNDABOUT, PROPOSED BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND ENDORSED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, WOULD EASE TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE MlNI-ROUNDABOUT HAS BEGUN AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED AT THE END OF NOVEMBER.

DURING THE VISIT, MEMBERS WERE ALSO BRIEFED ON THE HAWKING AND TRAFFIC SITUATION, AND RECREATIONAL AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN THE AREA.

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VARIETY SHOW WINDS UP CENTRAL AND WESTERN SYP

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THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CONCLUDED THIS (THURSDAY) MORNING WITH A FUN-FILLED VARIETY SHOW ATTENDED BY HUNDREDS OF TEENAGERS AND CHILDREN AT THE CITY HALL CONCERT HALL.

THE EVENT WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE, AND SPONSORED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1986

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDED SINGING, MAG IC DEMONSTRATIONS, AND MARTIAL ARTS PERFORMANCES. TELEV ISI ON ART ISTES AND JUN I OR POL ICE CALL MEMBERS WERE AMONG THOSE TAKING PART AND THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN CHILDREN’S CHOIR ALSO GAVE A PERFORMANCE.

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR VINCENT KO, SAID THE CENTRAL THEME OF +CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY, GETTING TO KNOW IT BETTER+ WAS INCORPORATED INTO THIS YEAR’S ACTIVITIES IN ORDER TO PROMOTE CIVIC AWARENESS

AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE.

HE SAID THAT APART FROM HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE DEVELOP THEIR INTERESTS AND POTENTIAL, IT WAS IMPORTANT TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR WONG CHUNG-YING, SAID MORE THAN 330 ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN ORGANISED, AND MORE THAN 30 000 YOUNGSTERS TOOK PART.

HE THANKED THE PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAMME.

THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELIZABETH TSE, WAS AMONG THOSE TAKING PART IN THE CLOSING CEREMONY.

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CONCERT TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES * * * * *

RESIDENTS IN NORTH DISTRICT WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY A NIGHT CF ENTERTAINMENT IN A CONCERT ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 30) AT THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, THE CONCERT WILL MARK THE CLOSE OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME LAUNCHED IN MID-JULY.

+ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE WAS RECEIVEDI TH MORE THAN 15 303 YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN 50 EVENTS ORGANISED BY 18 LOCAL COMMUNITY BODIES,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE SAID.

PROGRAMMES FOR THE CONCERT INCLUDE PERFORMANCES BY WINNERS CF TWO SINGING CONTESTS ORGANISED BY THE FINNISH MISSIONARY SOCIcTY CHOI YUEN CHRISTIAN CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES CENTRE AND THE NORTH DISTRICT JAYCEES, TALK SHOW AND PERFORMANCES BY LOCAL POP SINGERS.

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AMONG GUESTS OFFICIATING AT THc CFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, CHAIRMAN MF RAYMOND PANG, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE, MR CHEUNG WAI-CHUNG,

CONCERT ARE NORTH DISTRICT OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD, THE DISTRICT SYP CO-ORD I NAT I Nu

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED

TO

CEREMONY AND CONCERT ON -----

TOWN HALl, LUNG SUM AVENUE, SHEUNG

COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT SYP CLOSING SATURDAY AT 7 PM AT THE NORTH DISTRICT ---------- SHUI.

SEMINAR BEING HELD X * *

FOR MAC MEMBERS M *

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a ccmimap THF FUNCTIONS AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF MUTUAL AID coml?l"e W?LL SI HELD iS SaXaY (AUGUST 30) AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE, STARTING AT 8 PM.

THE SEMINAR IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE LAI CHI KOK AND UN CHAU AREA COMMITTEE FOR ALL MAC CFFICE BEARERS IN THE DISTRICT.

A I FCTURER OF THE SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY re unir kSIc MR TANG LUNG-WAI, HAS BEEN INVITED TO SPEAK ON +THE SOCIAL ROLES OF MAC’S IN HONG KONG AND ITS PAST DEVELOPMENT*.

THE SHAM SHUI PO ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR TSANG HING-KAY, WILL EXPLAIN THE GOVERNMENT POLICIES ON MAC’S.

community I FADERS HAVE ALSO BEEN INVITED TO SPEAK AT THE SEMINAR. SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, £R WONG PING-HON, WILL SPEAK ON +THE ROLE OF MAC’S IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DISTR ICT*.

TMF CHAIRMAN OF AN MAC SURVEY GROUP OF THE LAI CHI KOK

<TNiTHER“elOSplJJiL-lCMSoUslNG,EjTATE4 ICT*.

LAI CHI KOK AND UN WILL BE THE MODERATOR.

CHAU AREA COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR IP KAN-KAY,

note TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN COMMUNITY CENTRE ON SATURDAY EVENING.

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CHOIR ENTERTAINS MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN * * * *

ABOUT 40 MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN wERE TREATED TO AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC AND FUN TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN THE SHAM SHU I PO CHILDREN’S CHOIR VISITED THEIR WORK ACTIVITY CENTRE AT THE TAI HANG TUNG COMMUNITY CENTRE.

MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR ALSO PARTICIPATED IN GAMES WITH THE CHILDREN IN THE WORK ACTIVITY CENTRE, AND PRESENTED THEM WITH HAND-MADE FRIENDSHIP CARDS AND GIFTS.

THE SHAM SHU I PO CHILDREN’S CHOIR WAS FORMED BY THE SHAM SHU I PC ARTS ASSOCIATION WHICH IS FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BY DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

ABOUT $91 600 WAS GRANTED TO THE CHOIR BY THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD FOR ORGANISING ACTIVITIES SUCH AS ANNUAL CONCERTS, VISITS TO SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANISATIONS AND GATHERINGS.

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ETV NOTES ON SALE FROM MONDAY

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THE EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (ETV) NOTES FOR THE NEW SCHOOL TERM WILL BE ON SALE FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1).

3ULK SALES OF ETV NOTES WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS STORE, 665 KING’S ROAD, NORTH POINT, WHILE INDIVIDUAL SALES WILL AS USUAL BE HANDLED AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, G.P.O. BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CENTRAL, AND MAJOR BOOKSTORES.

PRODUCED BY THE ETV SERVICE OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE NOTES ARE PUBLISHED FOR USE WITH THE AUDIO-VISUAL PROGRAMMES OF THE EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION.

NOTES FOR USE BY TEACHERS AND PUPILS ON FOUR SUBJECTS - CHINESE, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS AND SOCIAL STUDIES - WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PRIMARY 3 TO 6, WHILE TWO ADDITIONAL TEACHERS’ NOTES ON HEALTH EDUCATION AND NATURAL SCIENCE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR CLASSES 3 TO 5.

FOR SECONDARY LEVELS FORMS 1 TO 3, ONLY TEACHERS’ NOTES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR FIVE SUBJECTS - CHINESE, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, NATURAL SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES.

THE PRICE FOR ETV PUPILS’ NOTES IS $2 PER COPY AND $6 EACH FOR TEACHERS’ NOTES.

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ISLAND VISIT TO SEE FIRE DRILL * * * *

THE SERVICES (FRIDAY) TSI NG Yl

KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT OFFICE AND THt FIRE DEPARTMENT HAVE JOINTLY ORGANISED A VISIT TOMORROW FOR LOCAL LEADERS TO OBSERVE A REGULAR FIRE DRILL ON

ISLAND.

THE FIRE DRILL WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE CHINA RESOURCES COMPANY SITE ON THE ISLAND AT 2.30 PM.

NOTE TO "DITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO COVER THE VISIT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT 1.45 PM AT THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE KWAI HI NG GOVERN^ T OFFICE BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

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FIRE SERVICES SWIMMING GALA

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THE FINALS OF THE FIRE SERVICES ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA ORGANISED BY THE FIRE SERVICES SPORTS AND WELFARE CLUB WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT VICTORIA PARK SWIMMING POOL, FROM 1 P.-i.

MORE THAN 200 DISCIPLINED AND CIVILIAN STAFF WILL TAKE PART IN 22 EVENTS HIGHLIGHTED BY AN INTER-DEPARTMENTAL INVITATION RELAY RACE OF 10 DEPARTMENTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE GALA.

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RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN CENTRAL

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FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (AUGUST 30), THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS OF THE ACCESS ROAD TO THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS TERMINUS UNDER THE EXCHANGE SQUARE wILL BE DESIGNATED 24-HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED ZONES:

* THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF THE ACCESS ROAD, FROM A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HARBOUR VIEW STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 72 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION, EXCEPT THE SECTION FROM A POINT ABOUT 32 METRES SOUTH OF THE JUNCTION WITH HARBOUR VIEW STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES SOUTH OF SAME JUNCTION.

M THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF THE ACCESS ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HARBOUR VIEw STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 65 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

WITHIN THE RESTRICTED ZONES, NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOITER PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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KwUN TONG, TUEN MUN TRAFFIC CHANGES * * * *

THE RIGHT-TURN MOVEMENT AT THE JUNCTION OF HIP wO STREET AND HIU KWONG STREET IN KWUN TONG WILL BE BANNED TO ALL VEHICLES FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO ENHANCE ROAD SAFETY.

VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM HIU KWONG STREET WESTBOUND TO HIP wO STREET NORTHBOUND AND FROM HIP WO STREET SOUTHBOUND TO THE ACCESS ROAD OF CHEUNG nO COURT.

MOTORISTS FROM SAU MAU PING HEADING FOR SHUN TIN ESTAT& SHOULD USE SAU MAU PING -OAD. TRAFFIC ON HIP ^0 STREET SOUTHtOu.w HEADING FOR CHEUNG WO COURT SHOULD USE YUET WAH STREET AND HIP wO

STREET NORTHBOUND.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE SECTION OF PUI TO ROAD IN TUcN MUN BETWEEN TUEN MUN HEUNG oZE wUI ROAD AND MING KAM FUAD wILL B._ DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED ZON.E.

NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOwED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS WITHIN THE RESTRICTED AREA.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR EDWARD OFF TO PEKING..................................... 1

OFFICIALS MAKE USEFUL VISIT ON NUCLEAR ENERGY ............... 1

HONG KONG STRESSES GOOD TRADE PRACTICES ..................... 3

TSUEN WAN DIVIDED INTO TWO ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS.......... 4

MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE ROLE EMPHASISED ........................ 5

VACANCY DECLARED IN KOWLOON CITY DB.......................... 6

AIRPORT RESTRICTED ZONE STARTS MONDAY ....................... 6

102 ILLEGAL HAWKERS ARRESTED AS USD CRACKDOWN CONTINUES...... 7

HEALTH FORTNIGHT ORGANISED FOR OLD FOLK IN TUEN MUN.......... 7

KOWLOON CITY TO HOLD COURTESY DAY ........................... 8

THIRD LITTERBUG BLITZ TOMORROW .............................. 9

WONG TAI SIN CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN CLOSES TOMORROW............ 10

DISCO NIGHT ENDS KWUN TONG SYP .............................. 10

ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA FOR FIREMEN............................. 11

FOLK SINGING CONTEST FINAL TOMORROW ......................... 11

COURSES OFFERED FOR BANKING STAFF ........................... 12

FIVE LOTS TO BE AUCTIONED IN SEPTEMBER....................... 13

36 HECTARES OF LAND TO BE FORMED AT TUEN MUN ................ 14

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON ROOFTOP TO BE DEMOLISHED .............. 15

U.S. ORCHESTRA ARRIVES AFTER CHINA TOUR...................... 15

NEW GREIN MINIBUS SERVICE INTRODUCED......................... 16

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGES IN PARK ROAD ...................... 16

SPEED LIMIT ON TAI PO ROAD REDUCED........................... 16

CLOSURE OF TUNG CHAU STREET, WONG TAI SIN ROAD .............. 17

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN WAN CHAI .......................... 17

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SIR EDWARD OFF TO PEKING

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, LEFT FOR PEKING TODAY (FRIDAY) ON A SHORT VISIT AS THE GUEST OF THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR, SIR RICHARD EVANS.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WOULD PROBABLY BE ABLE TO SEE THE DIRECTOR OF THE HONG KONG AND MACAU AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE STATE COUNCIL, MR JI PENGFEI, IN PEKING BUT HE WOULD NOT GET THE FINAL PROGRAMME UNTIL HE ARRIVED THERE.

+WHAT I’M GOING TO DO WITH THE LEADERS IS A GENERAL REVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENTS HERE. WE HAVEN’T GOT A SPECIFIC AGENDA BUT I WILL HAVE A GENERAL REVIEW WITH THEM.+

SIR EDWARD SAID HIS TRIP WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED AS +PARTLY RELAXED AND PARTLY A LITTLE BUSINESS+.

+IT’S BECOME A LITTLE MORE BUSINESS SINCE THEY ARE PLANNED, BUT I’M STILL LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE AMBASSADOR AND I’M GOING UP TO CHENGDE FOR SATURDAY NIGHT.+

SIR EDWARD IS DUE BACK ON TUESDAY.

HE WAS SEEN OFF BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES J THE ACTING SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, MR OSWALD CHEUNG? THE ACTING SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR S.L. CHEN? AND THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHN CHAN.

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OFFICIALS MAKE USEFUL VISIT ON NUCLEAR ENERGY

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THE TEAM OF OFFICIALS WHO RECENTLY WENT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM FOR DISCUSSIONS WITH THE UK ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY HAVE REPORTED THAT THEY HAD A USEFUL VISIT. DURING MEETINGS AT AEA ESTABLISHMENTS AT HARWELL AND CULCHETH CLARIFICATION ON A NUMBER OF POINTS WAS PROVIDED BY THE CONSULTANTS ON BOTH THE PHASE I ACCIDENT ASSESSMENT REPORT AND ON CONTINGENCY PLANNING.

AT HARWELL THE EXTENT TO WHICH CONTINGENCY PLANNING WOULD BE REQUIRED WAS DISCUSSED. PROPOSALS MADE BY THE CONSULTANTS ON A POSSIBLE STRUCTURE OF AN ORGANISATION THAT MIGHT BE SET UP IN HONG KONG TO ASSESS THE HAZARDS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY AFFECT HONG KONG FROM AN ACCIDENTAL RELEASE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL AND WHICH WOULD ARRANGE FOR NECESSARY COUNTER MEASURES TO BE EXECUTED WERE CONSIDERED IN DETAIL.

/THB QUESTION .......

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THE QUESTION OF THE MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS OF SUCH AN ORGANISATION, ITS TRAINING AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS, INCLUDING THE NEED FOR REGULAR EXERCISES TO ENSURE ITS EFFECTIVENESS, WERE ALSO DISCUSSED.

IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTARY TECHNICAL INFORMATION THAT WAS REQUESTED BY THE TEAM, IT WAS AGREED THAT BROAD GUIDANCE ON HOW THE CONTINGENCY PLAN SHOULD BE DRAWN UP WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE CONSULTANT’S FINAL REPORT. IT IS HOPED THAT THIS WILL BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR. IT WAS FURTHER AGREED THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT THE REPORTS SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN A WAY WHICH THE GENERAL PUBLIC COULD READILY UNDERSTAND.

FOLLOWING THE MEETING AT HARWELL THE TEAM MOVED TO CULCHETH FOR DISCUSSIONS ON ACCIDENT ASSESSMENT. THE CONSULTANTS CONFIRMED THAT THE PHASE I REPORT WAS INTENDED AS AN INITIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE PROBABILITIES OF DIFFERENT ACCIDENTS AT THE DAYA BAY POWER STATION, AND PROVIDED A PRELIMINARY INDICATION OF THE POSSIBLE RADIOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES FOR HONG KONG.

THE FINDINGS WERE BASED ON STUDIES THAT RELATED TO TYPICAL EXISTING WESTERN EUROPEAN PLANTS WHICH THE CONSULTANTS CONSIDERED WERE LIKELY TO BE SIMILAR TO THE DAYA BAY STATION. THESE FINDINGS WOULD, HOWEVER, BE EXTENDED AND REFINED IN PHASE II TO MAKE THEM PLANT AND SITE SPECIFIC. AT THE SAME TIME, ACCOUNT WOULD ALSO BE TAKEN OF POSSIBLE WATER AND FOOD CHAIN PATHWAYS OF EXPOSURE.

FOLLOWING THE ACCIDENT AT CHERNOBYL, BOTH SIDES RECOGNISED THAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE CONSULTANCY AGREEMENT HAD CHANGED CONSIDERABLY FROM THAT PREVAILING AT THE TIME OF SIGNATURE. ACCORDINGLY, IT WAS CONSIDERED THAT THE TREATMENT OF CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE STUDY SHOULD BE EXTENDED. THE EXTENT OF THIS ADDITIONAL WORK, WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE POWER STATION, IS CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED.

IT IS PLANNED THAT DURING THE COURSE OF THE PHASE II ASSIGNMENT, WHICH SHOULD BE COMPLETED IN 18-24 MONTHS, THE CONSULTANTS WILL VISIT HONG KONG FROM TIME TO TIME TO DISCUSS WITH OFFICIALS THE PROGRESS OF THE CONSULTANCY.

THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT WAS ALSO DISCUSSED. IT WAS NOTED THAT BECAUSE THE CHERNOBYL REACTOR OPERATED ON A VERY DIFFERENT CONCEPT TO ANY COMMERCIAL PLANT IN THE WEST IT WAS DIFFICULT TO MAKE COMPARISONS WITH IT AND THE FRAMATOME PRESSURISED WATER REACTOR PLANNED FOR DAYA BAY.

THE CONSULTANTS POINTED OUT THAT IN THE CASE OF THE ACCIDENT AT THE THREE MILE ISLAND POWER STATION, WHERE THE REACTOR SYSTEM WAS A PWR AND WHERE A PARTIAL CORE MELT DOWN WAS EXPERIENCED, THERE WAS NO SIGNIFICANT HARM TO THE PUBLIC BECAUSE NEARLY ALL THE RADIOACTIVITY WAS RETAINED INSIDE THE CONTAINMENT BUILDING.

/THE CHERKOBYL........

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2?, 1986

THE CHERNOBYL REACTOR ACCIDENT ON THE OTHER HAND LED TO A LARGE RELEASE OF RADIOACTIVITY BECAUSE IT DID NOT HAVE SIMILAR CONTAINMENT.

THE CONSULTANTS ADVISED THAT THEY WOULD BE ATTENDING THE IAEA MEETING AT VIENNA ON THE CHERNOBYL ACCIDENT AND WOULD REPORT TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT ON IT.

ANY LESSONS THAT MIGHT BE LEARNT FROM CHERNOBYL WOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE PHASE II REPORT ON ACCIDENT ASSESSMENT.

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HONG KONG STRESSES GOOD TRADE PRACTICES * * * * *

A TRADE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT TALKS IN WASHINGTON D.C. CONCERNING THE UNITED STATES GENERALISED SCHEME OF PREFERENCES HAD ENDED.

THE TWO-DAY TALKS TOOK PLACE ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AND WERE PART OF THE PRESIDENTIAL REVIEW OF THE SCHEME.

THE HONG KONG DELEGATION AT THE TALKS WAS LED BY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRADE, NORTH AMERICA, MR ROBERT FOOTMAN. THE U.S. DELEGATION WAS LED BY ASSISTANT U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE, MR PETER ALLGEIER, AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE U.S. GSP PROGRAMME, MR DAVID SHARK.

COMMENTING ON THE TALKS, MR FOOTMAN SAID THERE HAD BEEN A USEFUL EXCHANGE OF VIEWS BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES: +THE AMERICAN DELEGATION EXPLAINED THE LATEST POSITION UNDER THE REVIEW AND THE PARAMETERS UNDER WHICH IT HAD TO BE CONDUCTED.+

+ONCE AGAIN THE OPPORTUNITY WAS TAKEN TO STRESS HONG KONG’S OPEN MARKET, ITS GOOD TRADE PRACTICES AND STRONG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PATENTS, TRADE MARK AND COPYRIGHT ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS. I BELIEVE THAT THESE POINTS WERE FULLY TAKEN ON BOARD BY THE U.S. DELEGATION.

+THE DISCUSSIONS INCLUDED ALL AREAS OF THE REVIEW, AND WE MUST NOW AWAIT THE RESULTS WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN EARLY JANUARY NEXT YEAR,+ HE ADDED.

THE PRESIDENTIAL REVIEW WILL DETERMINE COMPETITIVE NEED LEVELS FOR EACH BENEFICIARY TERRITORY ON A PRODUCT BY PRODUCT BASIS, AND WILL ALSO DETERMINE WHETHER THE COMPETITIVE NEED LEVELS SHOULD BE WAIVED ALTOGETHER IN RESPECT OF ANY PRODUCTS FOR INDIVIDUAL BENEFICIARIES.

/U1JDBK THE.........

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1986

iiwnFR THE REVIEW THE PRESIDENT IS REQUIRED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT VARIOUS FACTORS INCLUDING AN INDIV'D^BENEFICIARY’SLEVELOr DEVELOPMENT, ITS COMPETITIVENESS IN RESPECT OF INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTS, AND ITS TRADE PRACTICES.

THE REVIEW HAS BEEN UNDER WAY SINCE FEBRUARY 1985 WITH SUBMISSIONS BEING MADE BY ALL THE INTERESTED PARTIES INCLUDING HONG KONG.

IK! 1QRS U S IMPORTS OF GSP ITEMS FROM HONG KONG AMOUNTED TO U S.$3 72Fm!Lm6n' Sf JhKH S!s.U 208 MILLION WAS GRANTED DUTY FREE TREATMENT.

TSUEN WAN DIVIDED INTO TWO ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS * * * * *

TSUEN WAN WILL BE SPLIT INTO TWO ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) TO PROVIDE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE RANGE OF SERVICES AND FACILITIES TO ITS POPULATION OF MORE THAN 673 000

PEOPLE.

A CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SPOKESMAN SAID UNTIL NOW THE DISTRICT HAD BEEN SERVED BY TWO DISTRICT BOARDS UNDER A SINGLE ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM.

WHEN THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD CAME INTO BEING IN APRIL 1985, THE GOVERNMENT CONSIDERED THAT IT WAS APPROPRIATE TO MAINTAIN A SINGLE ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT SO AS TO ENSURE BALANCED DEVELOPMENT OVERALL AND TO ALLOW TIME FOR THE NEW BOARD TO GAIN ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦OVER THE PAST 14 MONTHS BOTH THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD HAVE DEVELOPED THEIR OWN IDENTITIES AND THERE IS NO LONGER ANY NEED TO MAINTAIN A SINGLE ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT,+ HE SAID.

+THE TWO DISTRICTS, WHICH CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN GEOGRAPHICALLY, HAVE FAIRLY LARGE POPULATIONS WITH TSUEN WAN HAVING MORE THAN

233 000 PEOPLE AND KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl NEARLY 440 000 RESIDENTS.*

+WITH THE SPLITTING OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF TSUEN WAN THERE

WILL BE A BETTER AND MORE BALANCED PROVISION OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES INSTEAD OF HAVING TO SHARE THESE SPORTS, RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL FACILITIES.*

+THE SPLIT WILL HAVE MINIMAL EFFECT ON OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AS MOST OF THESE SERVICES ARE ALREADY PROVIDED ON A ’TWO DISTRICT’ BASIS, WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS.*

/FHOli MONDAY, .......

PRTOAY| AUGUST 29, 1986

FROM MONDAY, THE KWAI CHUNG SUB-DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL BE KNOWN AS KWAI TSI NG DISTRICT OFFICE, SERVING KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl.

ITS ADDRESS WILL BE THE KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1OTH FLOOR, 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG, NEW TERRITORIES (TEL : 0-212855).

THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICER IS MR BRIAN COAK.

THE TSUEN WAN SUB-DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS WILL BECOME THE NEW TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE. ITS ADDRESS WILL REMAIN THE TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, FIRST FLOOR, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, NEW TERRITORIES (TEL. : 0-425096).

THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER IS MR ANGUS MIU.

AS THE TWO DISTRICTS WILL BECOME INDEPENDENT, THE POST OF THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER WILL LAPSE ON THE SAME DAY.

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MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE ROLE EMPHASISED

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THE DISTRICT OFFICE ATTACHED GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE ROLE OF MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES WHICH SERVED AS A VITAL LINK BETWEEN THE OFFICE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, NORTH, MR PETER TAM, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR TAM, WHO HAS BEGUN A SIX MONTH VISITING PROGRAMME TOGETHER WITH DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, TOLD OFFICE-BEARERS OF CHOI YUEN ESTATE AND CHOI PO COURT MAC’S LAST NIGHT THAT THEY WERE THE BPIDGETOWER IN THE GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIVE MACHINERY.

+SINCE YOU ARE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH RESIDENTS IN YOUR BUILDING, YOU ARE WELL PLACED IN DIASEMI NAT I NG INFORMATION OF PUBLIC INTEREST AS WELL AS PROVIDING AN IMPORTANT SOURCE FOR TAPPING PUBLIC VIEWS NOT ONLY ON LOCAL ISSUES BUT ALSO ON GOVERNMENT POLICIES,* HE SAID.

MR TAM SAID THAT MOST OF THE MAC’S IN THE DISTRICT WERE FUNCTIONING INDEPENDENTLY AND HAD DONE WELL IN IMPROVING THE SECURITY, CLEANLINESS AND MAINTENANCE OF THEIR BUILDINGS.

APART FROM FOSTERING A SENSE OF NEIGHBOURLINESS, MEMBERS HAD ALSO TAKEN AN ACTIVE PART IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AS WELL AS IN MAJOR CAMPAIGNS AND FUNCTIONS LAUNCHED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, HE SAID.

TO FURTHER PROMOTE THE SENSE OF CIVIC AWARENESS AMONG MEMBERS, A SERIES OF TALKS AND SEMINARS ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION HAD BEEN ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM OF COMMUNICATION HAD ALSO BEEN MAINTAINED THROUGH REGULAR VISITS BY ITS LIAISON OFFICERS, MR TAM ADDED.

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VACANCY DECLARED IN KOWLOON CITY DB *****

A VACANCY FOR AN ELECTED MEMBER ON THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD WAS DECLARED TODAY (FRIDAY).

IN A NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD, MR WONG SIK-KONG, ANNOUNCED THAT THE VACANCY, IN THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY, FOLLOWED THE RESIGNATION OF ELECTED MEMBER MR LEE WAI-HAU ON AUGUST 9.

THE VACANCY WILL BE FILLED BY A BY-ELECTION IN MID-OCTOBER.

NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES WILL BE CALLED FOR BY THE RETURNING OFFICER (THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER) ON SEPTEMBER 12 AND FORMS OF NOMINATION WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES.

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AIRPORT RESTRICTED ZONE STARTS MONDAY * * * *

THE ARRIVALS FORECOURT OF THE AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL BUILDING HAS BEEN GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY) AS A +24-H0UR NO STOPPING RESTRICTED ZONE+ TO VEHICLES WITH EFFECT FROM NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) UNLESS AUTHORISED IN WRITING.

THIS MEASURE IS TO ENHANCE TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THE ARRIVALS FORECOURT, WHICH HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF EXTREMELY BUSY VEHICLE MOVEMENTS.

ACCORDINGLY, KERBSIDE LOADING WILL BE RESTRICTED TO TOURIST INDUSTRY-RELATED TRANSPORT.

PRIVATE CARS WILL BE REQUIRED TO LOAD AND EXIT DIRECT FROM THE AIRPORT MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK.

TAXIS WILL CONTINUE TO LOAD AT THE TRANSPORT TERMINUS AND UNLOAD AT DEPARTURE LEVEL.

SPACE FOR LOADING AND UNLOADING WILL BE DESIGNATED FOR DISABLED PASSENGERS AT THE ARRIVALS LEVEL.

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102 ILLEGAL HAWKERS ARRESTED * *

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

AS USD CRACKDOWN CONTINUES *

HAS ARRESTED A TOTAL OF -HAWKERS OVER THE WEEK AS

102 ILLEGAL DRINKS AND COOKED-FOOD

IT CONTINUES ITS CRACKDOWN ON THESE HAWKERS TO SAFEGUARD

PUBLIC HEALTH.

+THE ARRESTS WERE MADE AS GENERAL DUTIES TEAMS FORM THE DEPARTMENT SUSTAINED THEIR STEPPED-UP PATROLS ON "THE STREETS,+ SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT TODAY.

HE 'ID ALL THE ARRESTED HAWKERS HAD BEEN CHARGED WITH CAUSING OBSTRUCTION AND ILLEGAL HAWKING, AND SOME OF THEM HAD ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH SELLING RESTRICTED FOOD.

+A TOTAL OF 1 377 KILOGRAMMES OF FOOD ITEMS AND 111 LITRES OF DRINKS WERE ALSO SEIZED,* HE ADDED.

THF SPOKESMAN AGAIN WARNED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC NOT TO PATRONISE ILLEGAL COOKED FOOD AND DRINKS HAWKERS OTHERWISE THEY WOULD PUT THEIR HEALTH AT RISK.

MEANWHILE, HEALTH INSPECTORS FROM THE DEPARTMENT ALSO raRRlFD OUT 3 741 INSPECTIONS OF LICENSED FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS, INCLUDING COOKED FOOD STALLS, DURING WEEK.

+AS A RESULT A TOTAL OF 39 SUMMONSES WERE SERVED AND 3 081 WARNINGS ISSUED TO FOOD PREM! SE$ ?cERAt2p%pOKFSMANNG CONTRAVENED THE FOOD HEALTH REGULATIONS.* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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HEALTH FORTNIGHT ORGANISED FOR OLD FOLK IN TUEN MUN * * * *

A HEALTH FORTNIGHT WILL BE LAUNCHED IN TUEN MUN ON SUNDAY (AUGUST ^1) TO PROMOTE HEALTH AWARENESS AMONG SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE DISTRICT.

ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN RESPECT FOR THE AGED ASSOCIATION AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE FORTNIGHT WILL FEATURE EXHIBITIONS, SEMINARS AND FREE MEDICAL CHECK-UPS.

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 10.30 AM ON SUNDAY AT THE YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE. A CARNIVAL WILL BEGIN AT THE SAME TIME.

/PRSE MEDICAL........

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FfiEE MEDCCAL CHECK-UPS, INCLUDING BLOOD PRESSURE AND URINE TCSTS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR SENIOR CITIZENS. AND THEY CAN ALSO LEARN MORE ABOUT HEALTH THROUGH GAMES STALLS SET UP AT THE VENUE.

TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR STEPHEN SELBY, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE, MR CHAN WING-HING, AND DISTRICT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, MR CHAN CHE-HIM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

DURING THE FORTNIGHT, A HEALTH EXHIBITION WILL BE STAGED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE DISTRICT. THESE ARE : YAN Ol TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE (AUGUST 31 TO SEPTEMBER 2), TAI HING COMMUNITY HALL (SEPTEMBER 2 TO 5), SHAN KING COMMUNITY HALL (SEPTEM?PR 5 TO 8), BUTTERFLY ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE (SEPTEMBER 8 TO 11) AND ON TING AND YAU Ol ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE (SEPTEMBER 11 TO 13)'.

FREE MEDICAL CHECK-UPS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AT THESE VENUES ON AUGUST 31, SEPTEMBER 3, 6, 9 AND 12 RESPECT IVELY. THE HOURS WILL BE 10 AM TO NOON, EXCEPT AT YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, WHEN CHECK-UPS WILL BE DONE UNTIL 4.30 PM.

THERE WILL ALSO BE TWO SEMINARS ON HEALTH, ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) AT THE YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE, AND ON SEPTEMBER 6 AT THE ON TING AND YAU 01 ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT HEALTH FORTNIGHT FOR THE ELDERLY AT 10.30 AM ON SUNDAY ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOOR SPORTS CENTRE, YAN CHING CIRCUIT, TUEN MUN.

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KOWLOON CITY TO HOLD COURTESY DAY * * * * *

A +COURTESY DAY+ WILL BE HELD IN KOWLOON CITY TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO HIGHLIGHT THE COURTESY CAMPAIGN ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

AN OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE OPEN SPACE OUTSIDE THE 01 MAN COMMERCIAL COMPLEX AT 1 PM.

/OFFICIATING GUESTS........

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OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL COMPRISE THE ADJUDICATORS OF THE COURTESY ACTIVITIES COMPETITION, INCLUDING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR WU SHING SHUN, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME SUB-COMMITTEE, MR WONG WING-PIU.

AFTER THE CEREMONY, FIVE DISC JOCKEYS FROM RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG WILL ACCOMPANY THE PANEL OF ADJUDICATORS ON BOARD AN OPEN-TOP BUS AND TOUR THE DISTRICT TO SPREAD THE COURTESY MESSAGE.

ADJUDICATION OF THE MOST OUTSTANDING COURTESY ACTIVITY WILL BE CARRIED OUT BY THE PANEL AT THE EIGHT LOCATIONS WHERE FHF ACTIVITIES ARE BEING HELD.

NOTE TH EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY COURTESY DAY OPENING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 1 PM TOMORROW AT THE OPEN SPACE OUTSIDE QI MAN COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, 01 MAN ESTATE.

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THIRD LITTERBUG BLITZ TOMORROW X * * *

THE THIRD AND r|NAL IN A SERIES OF SWEEP OF LITTERBUGS AT URBAN COUNCIL Bt/CHES WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) FROM 2 PM TO 7 PM.

URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF, IN PLAIN CLOTHES, WILL ROAM BEACHES IN THE URBAN AREAS AND SERVE SUMMONS ON ANYONE LITTERING.

NOTE TO EDITGRSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. A RECEPTION CENTRE FOR THE MEDIA WILL BE SET UP AT SHEK O’S BEACH OFFICE AND A VAN (UC37) WILL BE AVAILABLE TO TRANSPORT MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BEACH FROM URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT EDINBURGH PLACE AT 1.15 PM.

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WONG TAI SIN CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN CLOSES TOrfdRR'OW *****

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A VARIETY SHOW TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT SQUATTER AREAS CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN WI LL BE HELD.T0M0.D-,9 (SATURDAY) EVENING AT THE ENTRANCE OF TSZ MEI VILLAGE.

PERFORMANCES WILL BE GIVEN BY THE WINNER AND THE THREE-RUNNERS-UP IN A SINGING CONTEST ORGANISED DURING THE CAMPAIGN.

PRIZES WILL ALSO BE AWARDED TO WINNERS OF CROSSWORD PU2 AND PICTURE COLOURING COMPETITIONS.

THC CAMPAIGN, AIMED AT IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT AND SAN OF SQUATTER AREAS IN THE DISTRICT, WAS ORGANISED BY A WORK; GROUP SET UP UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD’S SQUATTER AREAS COMM!;

WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICHOLAS YEK, DISTRIC; BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD'S SQUaHH AREAS COMMITTED, MRS LEE LO YUK-SIM, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPA?1 r.; WORKING GROUP, MRS PAULINE NG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT SQUATTER AREAS CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN TO BE HELD AT 8 PM TOMORROW AT THE ENTRANCE OF TSZ MEI VILLAGE NEXT TO BLOCK 53, TSZ CHING ESTATE, TSZ WAN SHAN.

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DISCO NIGHT ENDS KWUN TONG SYP HMM

THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WILL BE HELD AT THE KAI YIP ESTATE RECREATION CENTRE TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER. MR EDDY CHAN, DISTRICT BOARD' CHAIRMAN, MR LAM HANG-FAI, REGIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER-' (EAST KOWLOON). MR KWOK KA-CHI. LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR. Mp POON CHI-FAI, AND RECREATION AND SPORTS MANAGER (EAST KOWLOON), MR LIU WING-KWONG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

/officiating gueots

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2$, 1?86

OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL ALSO PRESENT CERTIFICATES TO ORGANISATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES.

THERE ,;|LL 3E A DISCO NIGHT FOR MORE THAN 1 OOO YOUNG PEOPLE AFTER THe'cEREMONY. THE DISCO NIGHT WILL HIGHLIGHT THE CLOSING 0. THE DISTRICT’S EIGHT-WEEK SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SYP CLOSING CEREMONY AND DISCO NIGHT AT 7.30 PM TOMORROW AT ™E KAI YIP EST. RECREATION CENTRE (NEXT TO KAI LOK HOUSE, KAI YIP ESTATE).

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ANNUAL SWIMMING * *

GALA FOR FIREMEN * * X

MORE THAN 200 FIRE SERVICES DISCIPLINED AND CIVILIAN STAFF TOOK PART IN THE DEPARTMENT’S 19TH ANNUAL SWIMMING GALA FINAL EVENTS AT THE VICTORIA PARK SWIMMING POOL TODAY (FRIDAY).

THC EVENT WAS ORGANISED BY THE FIRE SERVICES SPORTS AND WELFARE CLUB AND THE DEPARTMENT’S ACTING DIRECTOR, MR JOHN MARCH, WAS THERE TO PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE 22-EVENT PROGRAMME WAS AN INTER-DEPARTMENT INVITATION RELAY BETWEEN TEAMS FROM AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES

ARcIlfiCTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT CIVIL AID SERVICES, CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT, HOUSING DEPARTMENT, IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE

FORCE.

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FOLK SINGING CONTEST FINAL TOMORROW

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THE FINAL OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT FOLK SINGING CONTEST ’86 WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) EVENING AT THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE AT CAINE ROAD.

TWENTY-THREE TEAMS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FROM OVER 300 CONTESTANTS TO COMPETE FOR THE FIRST THREE PLACES IN THE SOLO, GROUP AND CREATIVE DIVISIONS.

/THE PROGRAMME .......

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1986

THE PROGRAMME WILL ALSO FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY LOCAL SINGERS AND A BAND.

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELIZABETH TSE, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE, AND WESTERN DISTRICT GROUP WORK UNIT OF SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

ADMISSION TICKETS AT $10 EACH CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE CARITAS CENTRE AND THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT FOLK SINGING CONTEST FINAL AT 7.30 PM TOMORROW AT THE CARITAS SOCIAL CENTRE AT CAINE ROAD.

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COURSES OFFERED FOR BANKING STAFF

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THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL BE OFFERING TWO SUBSIDISED TRAINING COURSES FOR BANKING STAFF IN LATE SEPTEMBER.

THE COURSE IN +CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME ON OUTWARD BILLS OPERATION+ ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION IS SUITABLE FOR JUNIOR AND MID-LEVEL BANK EMPLOYEES WITH LIMITED BILLS KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE.

THE OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE IS TO ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO MASTER ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF DOCUMENTARY CREDITS OPERATIONS IN THE FINANCING OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE.

PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND 12 LECTURES IN THE EVENINGS OF TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 23 TO NOVEMBER 25.

COURSE FEE IS $1 000 AND MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IS ENGLISH.

FOR SENIOR STAFF AND MANAGERS OF BANKS, THE COURSE ON +PRACTICAL BANK MANAGEMENT* IS DESIGNED TO BROADEN AND SHARPEN THEIR MANAGEMENT SKILLS.

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THE FIVE-LECTURE COURSE, RUN BY THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL, COVERS A RANGE OF TOPICS FROM CORPORATE PLANNING AND CONTROL TO ORGANISATION DESIGN, HUMAN RESOURCES, FINANCIAL AND MARKETING MANAGEMENT, CREDIT CONTROL AND SO ON.

MEETINGS OF THE COURSE WILL BE HELD TWICE A WEEK ON WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM SEPTEMBER 26 TO OCTOBER 10.

COURSE FEE IS $380, BUT UNDER THE COUNCIL’S SUBSIDISED TRAINING SCHEME, PARTICIPANTS OF BOTH COURSES WILL BE REFUNDED HALF OF THE FEE PROVIDED THEY ARE RECOMMENDED BY THEIR EMPLOYERS AND HAVE A SATISFACTORY ATTENDANCE RECORD.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 5 FOR THE OUTWARD BILL OPERATION COURSE AND SEPTEMBER 12 FOR THE BANK MANAGEMENT COURSE.

FOR MORE DETAILS TELEPHONE THE SECRETARY OF THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD ON 5-89323*1 EXT 255.

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FIVE LOTS TO BE AUCTIONED IN SEPTEMBER * * * * *

FIVE LOTS OF GOVERNMENT LAND ARE TO BE AUCTIONED ON SEPTEMBER 26 BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

TWO ARE IN KOWLOON, TWO IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND ONE ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THE KOWLOON SITES, BOTH OF WHICH ARE FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL USES, ARE AT 2, FORFAR ROAD, AND 165, ARGYLE STREET.

e.-rr H?DELTH£ LEASE CONDITIONS, THE DEVELOPER OF THE FORFAR ROAD ^°onoETE AT LEAST 6 400 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR° 223-SQUARE-METRE SITE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1989 WHILE THE DEVELOPER OF THE 1 532-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT ARGYLE ’ STREET IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE NOT LESS THAN 2 500 SQUARE METRES GROSS FLOOR AREA BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1989.

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THE NEW TERRITORIES SITES ARE LOCATED NEAR ON LOK TSUEN IN FANLING. THEY MEASURE 2 029 AND 1 690 SQUARE METRES AND ARE FOR INDUSTRIAL OR GODOWN PURPOSES.

ACCORDING TO THE LEASE CONDITIONS, THE DEVELOPERS HAVE TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 6 087 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE 2 029-SQUARE-METRE SITE, AND 5 070 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE OTHER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30, 1990

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THE LAST SITE TO BE OFFERED IS FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AT SHAU KEI WAN ROAD.

ACCORDING TO THE SALES CONDITIONS, THE 123-SQUARE-METRE SITE CANNOT BE USED FOR GODOWN PURPOSE.

THE BUILDING COVENANT METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA 1989.

STATES THAT A MINIMUM OF 260 SQUARE HAS TO BE ERECTED BEFORE DECEMBER 31,

THE AUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE.

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36 HECTARES OF LAND TO BE FORMED AT TUEN MUN *****

WORK ON FORMING ANOTHER 36 HECTARES OF LAND FOR DEVELOPMENT PURPOSES AT TUEN MUN NEW TOWN WILL START NEXT MONTH FOLLOWING THE SIGNING OF A RECLAMATION CONTRACT TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE S112-MILLI0N CONTRACT WAS SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT, MR KENNETH KWOK, AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF CHINA FUJIAN CORPORATION FOR INTERNATIONAL, TECHNO-ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION.

ABOUT 10 HECTARES OF THE RECLAIMED LAND, TO THE SOUTH OF THE NEW TOWN, WILL BE FOR INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.

FIVE HECTARES WILL BE FOR A HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME, 2.6 HECTARES IS FOR PUBLIC CARGO HANDLING SPACE AND THE REMAINDER WILL BE USED FOR VARIOUS COMMUNITY, GOVERNMENT AND INSTITUTION PROJECTS, ROADS AND LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT RESERVES.

A 600-METRE-L0NG SEAWALL, A RIVER WALL MEASURING 250 METRES AND A MAIN STORM DRAINAGE SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED UNDER THE CONTRACT.

FILL MATERIAL FOR THE RECLAMATION WILL BE EXTRACTED FROM YUNG LONG AND TAN KWAI TSUEN, TUEN MUN.

A ROAD WILL BE BUILT AT TAN KWAI TSUEN CONNECTING CASTLE PEAK ROAD TO THE FILL SOURCE.

AT YUNG LONG, A JETTY WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO ENABLE TRANSPORTATION OF MATERIALS BY SEA.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN TWO AND A HALF YEARS.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON ROOFTOP TO BE DEMOLISHED

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AN APPLICATION IS TO BE MADE AT KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 31 FOR A CLOSURE ORDER TO BE ISSUED IN RESPECT OF ILLEG/ STRUCTURES ON A BUILDING IN KOWLOON.

TIE OCCUPIERS OF THE STRUCTURES, ON THE MAIN ROOF OF 58 - 72 AND 76 - 80, MA TAU WEI ROAD, WERE SERVED DEMOLITION ORDERS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER LAST YEAR, BUT DID NOT COMPLY WITH THEt?.

NOW, THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO TAKE COURT ACTION Sr CLOSURE OF THE STRUCTURES SO THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WI1H--ENDANGERING THE SAFETY OF OCCUPIERS OR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

IT POSTED NOTICES OF ITS INTENTION ON THE STRUCTURES TGDAi (FRIDAY).

THE AUTHORITY SAYS IT IS INTENDED THAT DEMOLITION WORK WIL! BEGIN AS SOON AS COURT AUTHORITY TO CLOSE THE STRUCTURES IS OBTAINED.

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U.S. ORCHESTRA ARRIVES AFTER CHINA TOUR *****

EIGHTY-FIVE MEMBERS OF THE RENOWNED WASHINGTON DC YOUTH ORCHESTRA ARRIVED IN HONG KONG LAST (THURSDAY) NIGHT FOLLOWING A CONCERT TOUR OF CHINA.

LED BY THE DIRECTOR, MR LYN MCLAIN, THE ORCHESTRA HAS BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES AT FESTIVALS AND MUSIC CONVENTIONS.

TOMORROW EVENING, IT WILL JOIN THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE MUSIC OFFICE IN PRESENTING A COMBINED CONCERT AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, STARTING AT 8 PM. ALL TICKETS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD OUT.

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NEW GREEN MINIBUS SERVICE INTRODUCED * X * * *

A NEW GREEN MINIBUS SERVICE BETWEEN BE INTRODUCED FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1), ANNOUNCED.

TUEN MUN AND MONG KOK W" 1

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMEN

ROUTE 47S AN OVERNIGHT SERVICE, WILL OPERATE FROM BUTTERri-ESTATE ACCESS ROAD IN TUEN MUN TO BUTE STREET IN MONG KOK RUK. FROM 12.30 AM TO 5.30 AM, IT WILL OPERATE AT A FREQUENCY Or <-L

22 MINUTES.

FARE WILL BE S6 PER JOURNEY.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGES IN PARK ROAD * * * *

THE 7-10 AM AND 4-7 PM DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON PART OF THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PARK ROAD IN THE MID-LEVELS WILL BE EXTENDED FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) TO FACILITATE RECONSTRUCTION WORK ON CAINE ROAD.

THE RESTRICTION WILL APPLY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM ON THE AFFECTED SECTION OF THE CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN PARK ROAD’S JUNCTION WITH BONHAM ROAD AND HOUSE NO. 25. THE MEASURE WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT SEVEN WEEKS.

WITHIN THE URBAN CLEARWAY, NO VEHICLES OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OP GOODS.

ALSO FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY, THE PROHIBITED ZONE ON THE SAME SECTION OF PARK ROAD - TO WHICH NO VEHICLES OTHER THAN BUSES AND PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES ARE ALLOWED TO ENTER DAILY FROM 7 AM TO 8 PM EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS - WILL BE LIFTED FOR ABOUT SEVEN WEEKS.

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SPEED LIMIT ON TAI PO ROAD REDUCED * * *

THE SPEED LIMIT ON TAI PO ROAD BETWEEN LAM KAM ROAD AND TAI PO TAI WO ROAD WILL BE REDUCED FROM THE EXISTING 70 KILOMETRES PER HOUR TO 50 KILOMETRES PER HOUR FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

THE EXTENT OF THE SPEED LIMIT ZONE W'LI. BE INDICATED BY APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS.

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CLOSURE OF TUNG CHAU STREET, WONG TAI SIN ROAD * * * * *

TUNG CHAU STREET IN TAI KOK TSUI BETWEEN TONG ME [ AJ!D WALNUT STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM DAILY FROM TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO SEPTEMBER 2 FOR THE INSTALLATIO OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE WEST KOWLOON CORRIDOR.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS ON TONG MEI ROAD HEADING FOR TUNG CHAU STREET NORTHBOUND SHOULD USE PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST, SYCAMORE STREET AND TAI KOK TSUI ROAD.

FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM TOMORROW TO SEPTEMBER 3, A SECTION 01 WONG TAI SIN ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

THE SECTION IS FROM ROAD B IN WONG TAI SIN TO THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING TO NORTH BLOCK, UPPER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE.

MOTORISTS ON LUNG CHEUNG ROAD EASTBOUND HEADING FOR NEW VILLAGE AREA SHOULD USE LUNG CHEUNG ROAD AND PO KONG ROAD. TRAFFIC ON SHA TIN PASS ROAD HEADING FOR WANG TAU SHOULD USE ROAD A IN WONG TAI SIN.

FUNG WONG VILLAGE HOM AREA

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN WAN CHAI

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THE DOWN RAMP OF CANAL ROAD FLYOVER LEADING TO CANAL ROAD EAST WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 10 PM AND 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) TO SEPTEMBER 9 FOR ROAD WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON SOUTHBOUND CANAL ROAD FLYOVER HEADING FOR LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE DOWN RAMP TO MORRISON HILL ROAD.

HONG KONG-BOUND CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL BUS ROUTES 101, 111, 112 116, 121 AND 122 AFTER LEAVING THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA EASTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD, GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER, INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD, PERCIVAL STREET AND LEIGHTON ROAD BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTEINGS.

ALSO FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY ALL LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE BANNED FROM ENTERING PO LUEN PATH IN NORTH POINT 24 HOURS DAILY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE KO.

FIRST CIVIC EDUCATION INFORMATION CENTRE TO OPEN............. 1

SECOND ROUND OF TRADE TALKS WITH CANADA ..................... 2

OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP CIVIC AWARENESS....................... 3

PETITION MADE FOR WINDING UP COMPANY......................... 3

SANITATION IN SQUATTER AREAS IMPROVED........................ 4

ROAD SAFETY QUARTERLY PUTS FOCUS ON CYCLING SAFETY .......... 5

ACTION BEING TAKEN TO INCREASE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES....... 6

CALL TO APPLY NOW FOR YOUTH PROJECTS ........................ 6

CIVIC EDUCATION GROUP PROMOTES COURTESY ..................... 7

UNPLEASANT SURPRISE FOR LITTERBUGS AGAIN .................... 8

U.S. ORCHESTRA BRINGS GREETINGS FOR GOVERNOR................. 8

TAI PO SYP CONCLUDES WITH ALL STAR SHOW ..................... 9

TENDERS CALLED FOR TREATMENT WORKS EXTENSION................. 11

CARNIVAL TO END MONG KOK SUMMER ACTIVITIES .................. 10

CIVIC EDUCATION DAY BEING HELD FOR WAN CHAI CHILDREN......... 11

NEW PLB TERMINUS FOR YUEN LONG............................... 12

FIRING PRACTICE IN SEPTEMBER................................. 1?

PLB RESTRICTED ZONE IN MONG KOK.............................. 13

WATER CUT IN KOWLOON TONG ................................... 14

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FIRST CIVIC EDUCATION INFORMATION CENTRE TO OPEN *****

THE FIRST DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION INFORMATION CENTRE WILL BE OPENED ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 1) IN EASTERN DISTRICT.

THE CENTRE, IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF HING WAH COMMUNITY CENTRE, CHAI WAN, HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID SETTING UP THE CENTRE WOULD HELP TO IMPLEMENT THE OBJECTIVES LAID DOWN BY THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

♦THESE AIMS ARE TO FOSTER THE PUBLIC’S SENSE OF CONCERN ABOUT COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, TO DEVELOP THEIR ABILITY TO THINK INDEPENDENTLY AND TO HELP THE PUBLIC TO CULTIVATE A SENSE OF BELONGING TO HONG KONG SO THAT THEY WILL WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE OF SOCIETY,* HE SAID.

PUBLICATIONS SUCH AS THE HONG KONG YEARBOOK, DEPARTMENTAL ANNUAL REPORTS, WHITE PAPERS, GREEN PAPERS, CONSULTATIVE PAPERS, REPORTS, DISTRICT BOARDS’ PUBLICATIONS AND MAGAZINES WILL BE DISPLAYED FOR VISITORS’ REFERENCE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE HAD COMPILED A SET OF SIMULATED DISTRICT BOARD MEETING MANAGEMENT GAMES WITH INFORMATION ON GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND THE VIEWS OF BOARD MEMBERS IN DIFFERENT CONSTITUENCIES.

BASED ON THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION, THE PARTICIPANTS WOULD DISCUSS AN ISSUE IN THE DISTRICT IN THE FORM OF ROLE-PLAY AND STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD EXPLAIN THE ACTUAL WORK OF THE BOARD.

OTHER RESOURCE MATERIALS IN THE CENTRE INCLUDE VIDEO TAPES, SLIDES, MINUTES OF EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETINGS, DAILY INFORMATION BULLETINS AND DISCUSSION PAPERS OF LEGCO MEETINGS.

THE CENTRE WILL OPEN EVERY TUESDAY TO SUNDAY FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM AND FROM 7 PM TO 10 PM.

SCHOOLS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS ARE WELCOME TO BORROW THE SIMULATED DB MEETING MANAGEMENT GAMES AND VIDEO TAPES BY BLOCK BOOKING.

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OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY ON MONDAY WILL BE THE °FFICER’ MR B0WEN LEUNG’ THE CHAIRPERSON OF ITTEE 0N PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MRS RITA FAN ;

LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS, MR CHAN YING-LUN AND MR LEE YU-TAI-CHAIRMAN OF EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG- AND DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION WORKING

CHAIRMAN OF THE EASTERN GROUP, MR PAUL YIN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

v-.j ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION INFORMATION CENTRE OPENING ON MONDAY AT 11 AM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF HING WAH COMMUNITY CENTRE, HING WAH ESTATE, CHAI WAN.

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SECOND ROUND OF TRADE TALKS WITH CANADA

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THE SECOND ROUND OF BILATERAL TALKS WITH CANADA ON HONG KONG’S POST-1986 ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE EXPORT OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL TO CANADA BEGIN ON TUESDAY, A TRADE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

HONG KONG’S CHIEF TEXTILES NEGOTIATOR, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, WILL LEAD THE HONG KONG TEAM WHICH LEFT THIS MORNING FOR OTTAWA WHERE THE TALKS WILL BE HELD.

THE FIRST ROUND OF BILATERAL TALKS WAS HELD IN HONG KONG IN JUNE.

THE CURRENT HONG KONG-CANADA BILATERAL TEXTILES AGREEMENT EXPIRES ON DECEMBER 31, 1986.

CANADA IS HONG KONG’S FIFTH LARGEST EXPORT MARKET FOR TEXTILES AND GARMENTS. IN 1985, EXPORTS OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL TO CANADA AMOUNTED TO $2 115.4 MILLION, OR FOUR PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL TEXTILES AND GARMENT EXPORTS.

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OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP CIVIC AWARENESS

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YOUNG PEOPLE IN KWUN TONG HAD A MEMORABLE TIME AS WELL AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW GREATER CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY BY TAKING PART IN THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ACTIVITIES, THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDY CHAN, SAID TONIGHT (SATURDAY).

♦ THE MORE THAN 600 ACTIVITIES ALSO HELPED THEM TO DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIAL AND ENHANCE THEIR CIVIC SENSE,+ HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, MR CHAN COMMENDED THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SYP CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND MORE THAN 120 LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES FOR SUCCESSFULLY PUTTING ACROSS TO YOUNG PEOPLE THE SYP THEME - +CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY, GET TO KNOW IT BETTER+.

MR CHAN HOPED THAT THIS WOULD ENCOURAGE MORE YOUNG PEOPLE TO ACTIVELY TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY SERVICES.

AWARDS WERE PRESENTED TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES WHICH HAD PRESENTED OUTSTANDING SUMMER PROGRAMMES.

FOLLOWING THE CLOSING CEREMONY, THERE WAS A YOUTH DISCO NITE IN WHICH MORE THAN 1 000 PEOPLE TOOK PART.

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PETITION MADE FOR WINDING UP COMPANY

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IN VIEW OF THE FINDINGS FROM AN EXAMINATION OF FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT SERVICES FOR ASIA LIMITED AND THAT THE COMPANY ITSELF HAD REPORTED TO THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES UNDE-R SECTION 19A OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE THAT IT WOULD LIKELY BE UNABLE TO MEET ITS OBLIGATION, THE REGISTRATION OF THE COMPANY AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY WAS SUSPENDED ON AUGUST 6, 1986.

IN THE INTERESTS OF THE PUBLIC, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY APPOINTED MR LAM WING-CHIU TO INSPECT THE COMPANY UNDER SECTION 38(2) OF THE ORDINANCE.

ON RECEIPT OF HIS REPORT AND AS A MEASURE TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF THE DEPOSITORS AND CREDITORS OF THE COMPANY, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY HAS PETITIONED TO THE HIGH COURT FOR THE WINDING UP OF FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT SERVICES FOR ASIA LIMITED.

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AS A RESULT, THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER WAS APPOINTED AS THE PROVISIONAL LIQUIDATOR ON AUGUST 29, 1986. THE PETITION rr,D WINDING UP OF THE COMPANY WILL BE HEARD IN OCTOBER 1986.

THE PETITION FOR THE

FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER’S 66 QUEENSWAY, CENTRAL,

ANY ENQUIRIES REGARDING THE POSITION OF SERVICES FOR ASIA LIMITED SHOULD BE MADE TO OFFICE AT 11/F QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES,

TEL. 5-8622448.

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SANITATION IN SQUATTER AREAS IMPROVED *****

RESIDENTS’ INITIATIVE, PARTICIPATION AND CO-OPERATION IN KEEPING A CLEAN LIVING ENVIRONMENT WOULD HELP TO SOLVE THE ENVIRONMENT PROBLEM IN SQUATTER AREAS, THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICHOLAS YEK SAID TONIGHT (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE DISTRICT’S SQUATTER AREAS CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN, MR YEK SAID: +IT IS THE CIVIC AWARENESS THAT COUNTS.+

DURING THE MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN, A MASSIVE CLEAN-UP OPERATION WAS CARRIED OUT IN SQUATTER AREAS IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT.

PRIVATE CONTRACTORS WERE EMPLOYED TO CLEAR DRAINAGE SYSTEMS AND PEST CONTROL WORK WAS CARRIED OUT IN ADDITION TO A SERIES OF EDUCATIONAL AND PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES. MR YEK SAID THE JOINT EFFORT OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND A WORKING GROUP HAD MADE THE CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS.

THE SQUATTER AREAS CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN WORKING GROUP WAS SET UP RECENTLY UNDER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD.

THE DISTRICT BOARD’S CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, SAID THE BOARD HAD PAID CLOSE ATTENTION TO IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENT OF SQUATTER AREAS.

THE SUCCESS OF THE CLEANLINESS CAMPAIGN SHOWED THAT IT WAS WORTH THE EFFORT AND MONEY ALLOCATED BY THE BOARD, HE ADDED.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE FUNCTION WAS THE WORKING GROUP’S CHAIRMAN, MRS PAULINE NG, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD’S SQUATTER AREAS COMMITTEE, MRS LEE LO YUK-SIM.

PRIZES WERE AWARDED TO WINNERS OF A SINGING CONTEST, AND CROSSWORD PUZZLE AND PICTURE COLOURING COMPETITIONS ORGANISED DURING THE CAMPAIGN.

A VARIETY SHOW WAS ALSO HELD TO PROVIDE AN ENTERTAINING EVENING FOR RESIDENTS WHO HAD ASSISTED IN MAKING THE CAMPAIGN A SUCCESS.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 198*

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ROAD SAFETY QUARTERLY PUTS FOCUS ON CYCLING SAFETY *****

THE THIRD ISSUE OF THE ROAD SAFETY QUARTERLY, A BILINGUAL PUBLICATION PUBLISHED BY THE ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL TO PROMOTE ROAD SAFETY CONSCIOUSNESS AMONG ROAD USERS, WAS PUBLISHED TODAY (SATURDAY).

AS ACCIDENT STATISTICS PROVIDED BY TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SHOWED THAT IN 1985 A TOTAL OF 463 CYCLISTS WERE INJURED OR KILLED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS, THE THEME OF THIS ISSUE IS ON ♦CYCLING SAFETY+.

♦ IS HOPED THAT THIS ISSUE CAN HELP TO EDUCATE CYCLISTS ON THE PROPER RIDING BEHAVIOUR THEY SHOULD DISPLAY WHEN ON THE ROADS,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL SAID. HE POINTED OUT THAT THE 463 CASUALTIES IN 1985 INCLUDED SIX DEATHS AND 160 CASES INVOLVING SERIOUS INJURY.

TO MARK THE PUBLICATION OF THE THIRD ISSUE, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR (TRAFFIC), ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, MR JOHN CLEMENCE, AND THE ACTING ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR DAVID WILLDAY, VISITED THE HONG KONG CYCLING ASSOCIATION AND HANDED OVER COPIES OF THE ROAD SAFETY QUARTERLY TO THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSOCIATION, MR HUI CHI-HING, AND A GROUP OF YOUNG CYCLISTS.

THE MAIN ARTICLE IN THE QUARTERLY EMPHASISES THE SAFETY VALUE OF +DEFENSIVE+ CYCLING, FOR EXAMPLE, KEEPING BOTH HANDS ON THE HANDLE BARS EXCEPT WHEN SIGNALLING TURNS AND STOPS, AND KEEPING TO THE LEFT EXCEPT WHEN OVERTAKING.

OTHER ARTICLES INCLUDE + HOW TO SEE AND BE SEEN AT NIGHT+, ♦OBSERVE THE THREE RULES OF BRAKING+ AND +CHOOSE THE RIGHT BIKE FOR YOURSELF+.

A CASE STUDY OF A CYCLIST WHO WAS INVOLVED IN A ROAD ACCIDENT IS ALSO EXAMINED. IT SHOWS THAT THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HAD THE VICTIM TAKEN PROPER ROAD SAFETY MEASURES.

APART FROM ANALYSING THE COMMON MISTAKES MADE BY CYCLISTS, THE ISSUE ALSO PUBLISHES A LIST OF CYCLING LOCATIONS.

COPIES OF THE QUARTERLY CAN BE OBTAINED FREE FROM DISTRICT OFFICES, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT LICENSING OFFICES, AND THE MARKETING SECTION OF THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, SECOND FLOOR, BASKERVILLE HOUSE, CENTRAL.

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ACTION BEING TAKEN TO INCREASE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

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THERE IS A PRESSING NEED FOR MORE RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN NORTH DISTRICT WITH THE COMPLETION OF NEW HOUSING ESTATES AND THE INCREASE IN POPULATION. THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, SAID THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING.

SPEAKING AT A CONCERT MARKING THE END OF THE YOUTH PROGRAMME, MR CHEUNG SAID THAT EVERY EFFORT TO HELP MEET THE DEMAND.

DISTRICT SUMMER WAS BEING MADE

HE SAID THE CHEUNG WAH COMMUNITY HALL, WHICH HAD COME UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE SINCE 1985, WAS AN IDEAL VENUE rOR HOLD I NG’INDOOR FUNCTIONS.

VARIOUS PROMOTIONAL PROGRAMMES HAD BEEN CONDUCTED RECENTLY BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE COMMUNITY HALL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. AMONG THEM WAS A PILOT SCHEME TO OPEN THE HALL TO THE PUBLIC THREE AFTERNOONS EACH WEEK, ALLOWING CHILDREN TO PLAY SUCH GAMES AS CHESS AND CHINESE BILLIARDS.

+THE SCHEME HAS PROVED TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND WE ARE PLANNING TO INCREASE THE SESSIONS TO FIVE TIMES A WEEK,+ MR CHEUNG ADDED.

IN ADDITION, AN +EVERGEEN CLUB+ TO ENHANCE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND FRIENDSHIP AMONG ELDERLY PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT WAS BEING SET UP AND THE 100 ENROLMENT LIMIT WAS ALREADY MET, HE SAID.

CALL TO APPLY NOW FOR YOUTH PROJECTS

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) REMINDED YOUTH GROUPS PLANNING INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS TO APPLY FOR GRANTS UNDER THE +OPPORTUNITlES FOR YOUTH SCHEME+ (OYS).

APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS AND DETAILED PROJECT PROPOSALS SHOULD REACH THE DEPARTMENT’S SOCIAL WORK OFFICERS (YOUTH AND COMMUNITY) BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 1986.

THE OYS OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH TO BROADEN THEIR SCOPE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE, TO ACHIEVE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY, AND TO ATTAIN THE NECESSARY SATISFACTION FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.

THE SCHEME ENABLES YOUNG PEOPLE TO CARRY OUT THEIR PLANNED PROJCCTS WHICH ARE CONDUCIVE TO THEIR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AS WELL AS TO THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMUNITY.

/MAXIMUM........

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MAXIMUM SUBSIDY FOR AN APPROVED PROJECT IS $4 500.

EACH .PART ICI PAT I NG GROUP SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST SEVEN MEMBERS AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 25, AND SHOULD BE SPONSORED BY A SCHOOL, YOUTH AGENCY OR BUSINESS ORGANISATION.

GROUPS WITHOUT SPONSORS MAY ALSO APPLY WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE SOCIAL WORK OFFICER (YOUTH AND COMMUNITY) OF THEIR DISTRICT.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICES.

ON COMPLETION OF THE PROJECTS, EACH DISTRICT WILL SELECT ITS MOST OUTSTANDING PROJECT TO COMPETE FOR THE HONG KONG +BEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME AWARD*.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA WILL INCLUDE THE EXTENT OF YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, THE EXTENT OF COMMUNITY BENEFIT, FEASIBILITY OF THE PROJECT AND OPTIMUM USE OF RESOURCES AND INNOVATION.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SCHEME CAN BE MADE TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICES.

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CIVIC EDUCATION GROUP PROMOTES COURTESY

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THE KOWLOON CITY COURTESY CAMPAIGN WAS IN FULL SWING TODAY (SATURDAY) AS OVER 2 000 RESIDENTS PARTICIPATED IN COURTESY ACTIVITIES DURING THE +COURTESY DAY+ IN THE DISTRICT.

THE COURTESY ACTIVITIES WERE INITIATED BY CONTESTANTS IN THE +OUTSTANDING COURTESY ACTIVITIES COMPETITION* ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

THEY INCLUDED EXHIBITIONS OF COURTESY DIARIES BY COURTESY AMBASSADORS, A CARNIVAL, GAMES STALLS, VIDEO SHOWS, A TOUR BY YOUNG PEOPLE ON BOARD AN OPEN TOP DOUBLE-DECKER BUS, AND MANY OTHERS.

THE ACTIVITIES WERE ADJUDICATED BY A PANEL COMPRISING MEMBERS OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR WU SHING-SHUN, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROGRAMME SUB-COMMITTEE, MR WONG WING-PIU, WERE AMONG THOSE PRESENT.

THE MESSAGE OF COURTESY WAS ALSO SPREAD THROUGH THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF FIVE DISC JOCKEYS FROM RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 33, 1936

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UNPLEASANT SURPRISE FOR LITTERBUGS AGAIN

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THE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN SHOWED ITS TEETH AGAIN Q6 LITTERBUGS WERE NETTED IN TODAY’S PROSECUTION BLITZ HELD THROUGHOUT ALL URBAN COUNCIL BEACHES.

THIS WAS THE THIRD AND LAST SWEEP OF THIS KIND ORGANISED THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT THIS SUMMER.

w/HEN

BY

ALMOST 250 LITTERBUGS WERE CAUGHT IN THE FIRST TWO BLITZES WHICH WERE HELD ON JUNE 21 AND AUGUST 2 RESPECTIVELY.

IN TODAY’S BLITZ 17 LITTERBUGS WERE SUMMONED ON SHEK 0 BEACH, WHILE 32 ON REPULSE BAY BEACH, FOUR ON DEEP WATER BAY BEACH, 31 ON STANLEY MAIN BEACH, EIGHT ON BIG WAVE BAY BEACH AND FOUR ON CHUNG HOM KOK BEACH.

URRAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT (USD) STAFF ROVED OVER THE BEACHES, AND ISSUED SUMMONSES TO LITTERBUGS SPOTTED LITTERING WITHOUT wARnING.

AS A USD SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED, PROSECUTING PERSONNEL ARE NOT REQUIRED TO GIVE NOTICE TO LITTERBUGS AS THE ACT OF LITTERING AN OFFENCE OF STRICT LIABILITY.

ITTFRING IS PURELY AND SIMPLY AGAINST THE LAW,+ HE SAID,

♦AND THERE HAS BEEN SUFFICIENT WARNING T i^enoUGH^LET PilRl ICITY FOR NEARLY 15 YEARS. I THINK IT’S FAIR ENOUGH TO Lt I THOSE CAUGHT DOING SO TO FEEL THE STING OF THE LAW NOW.+

THF SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT EVEN THE BLITZ OPERATION WAS OVER, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WERE STILL REMINDED TO KEEP THE BEACHES CLEAN CR EVERYBODY WOULD SUFFER FROM THEIR THOUGHTLESSNESS.

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U.S. ORCHESTRA BRINGS GREETINGS FOR GOVERNOR XXX X

THE MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA IN THE UNITED STATES HAS EXTENDED GREETINGS TO THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND THE CITIZENS OF HONG KONG THROUGH 85 ’MUSICAL AMBASSADORS’.

THE ’AMBASSADORS’ ARE MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON DC YOUTH ORCHESTRA NOW VISITING HONG KONG FOR PERFORMANCES AFTER A CONCERT TOUR OF CHINA.

AT A LUNCH RECEPTION HOSTED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AT THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE YESTERDAY (FRIDAY). THE ORCHESTRA’S MUSIC DIRECTOR, MR LYN MCLAIN, PRESENTED THE MESSAGE OF GREETINGS TO MR THOMAS WANG, ASSISTANT MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR (PROFESSIONAL) OF THE MUSIC OFFICE.

/MR MCLAIN ......

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MR 'CLAIN READ OUT THE MESSAGE: +AS MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, I AM PLEASED TO EXTEND GREETINGS TO GOVERNOR SIR EDWARD YOUDE AND THE CITIZENS OF HONG KONG ON THE OCCASION OF YOUR WELCOMING THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA TO YOUR CITY.

+THE RESIDENTS OF THIS CAPITAL CITY SHARE MY PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT WE WILL BE REPRESENTED WITH HONOUR AMONG THE MUSICAL YOUTH OF MANY NATIONS. I HOPE THAT THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT SOME OF THE MANY ATTRACTIONS WHICH MAKE YOUR CITY UNIQUE.

+0N BEHALF OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, I SEND MY BEST WISHES TO YOU AND THE CITIZENS OF HONG KONG.*

IH IS WELCOMING ADDRESS, MR THOMAS WANG SAID THIS KIND OF INTERNATIONAL MUSIC EXCHANGE HELPS TO IMPROVE INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING AND THE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS OF YOUNG MUSICIANS.

+IT ALSO PROVIDES EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE EXCHANGE OF CULTURE AND EXPERIENCES AMONG THE LOCAL YOUNG MUSICIANS AND THOSE FROM OVERSEAS. I AM SURE WE WILL ALL BENEFIT FROM ONE ANOTHER,* HE ADDED.

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TAI PO SYP CONCLUDES WITH ALL STAR SHOW * * * * *

MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE ATTENDED AN ALL STAR SHOW HELD THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING AT THE TAI PO CIVIC CENTRE TO MARK THE CLOSING OF THE TAI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THE SHOW WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDED PERFORMANCES BY SINGERS AND TELEVISION ARTISTES.

PARTICIPANTS IN ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE’S VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND CIVIC EDUCATION SUB-COMMITTEE PERFORMED FOLK DANCES AND A FEATHER FAN DANCE. THERE WAS ALSO SINGING, AND STORY TELLING IN PUTONGHUA.

OFFICIATING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY, THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR NEW TERRITORIES, MR PETER NG, SAID YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT WERE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME +CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, GET TO KNOW IT BETTER* BY TAKING PART IN THE VARIOUS RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

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MR NG NOTED THAT MANY YOUNGSTERS HAD TAKEN PART IN THE 200 ACTIVITIES.

HE THANKED THE P^TICIPJTING ORGANISATIONS AND VARIOU^ M^ri^rorcAR.NG EoR the

COMMUNITY.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, 55Ocr AMME^O-ORD I NAT INGE COMMnTEE,

OF THE TAI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO ORD I cLOStNG cEREM0NY,

MR HO YUNG-SANG, WERE AMONG THOSE Al itwuinu

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TENDERS CALLED FOR TREATMENT WORKS EXTENSION K K M 7v *

THE tipST™ SIR SmESEEO?NRES'iSW ' W SS. STANLEY, CHUNG HOM KOK AND REPULSE BAY.

WORKsIJtISI I ™ETiNBETCONS?Ru|{EDENhSrwETRAM%N'ThETs“™ sTdE

OF HONG KONG ISLAND.

Fo^urATlXS’lWS^^Is!0 "EET

WORK ON THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

AND TAKE

TENDERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 13

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CARNIVAL TO END MONG * *

KOK SUMMER ACTIVITIES * * *

a CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE KEI PRIMARY "cHOof IN til CHI KOK ROAD TO MARK THE CLOSING OF MONG KOK DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

WING THE

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO THE PART IN CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY AND DRAWING COMPETITIONS, GAMES AND MATCHES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE SPECIAL INTEREST STALLS SET UP TO TEACH PARTICIPANTS USEFUL SKILLS SUCH AS PHOTOGRAPHY, SILK-SCREEN PRINTING, SKETCHING AND HANDICRAFTS.

/a legislative

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1986

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A LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR JACKIE CHAN, DISTRICT OFFICER (MONG KOK), MR EARNEST CHEUNG, AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY.

AND THE ASSISTANT WILL OFFICIATE

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 11 AM IN KEI WING PRIMARY SCHOOL, 23 LAI CHI KOK ROAD.

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CIVIC EDUCATION DAY BEING HELD FOR WAN CHAI CHILDREN

*****

A CIVIC EDUCATION DAY FOR CHILDREN IN WAN CHAI DISTRICT WILL BE HELD AT THE SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON.

IT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE WAN CHAI EAST AREA COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD WITH THE AIM OF PROMOTING CIVIC AWARENESS AMONG CHILDREN.

THERE WILL BE GAME STALLS, SONGS, AND A QU IZ ABOUT CIVIC EDUCATION.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE WAN CHAI ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA WONG- DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY LAM- DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR STEPHEN WONG-AND CHAIRMAN OF THE WAN CHAI EAST AREA COMMITTEE, MR HO FOOK-CHU.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI EAST CHILDREN’S CIVIC EDUCATION DAY TO BEGIN AT 2 PM TOMORROW AT SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1986

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NEW PLB TERMINUS FOR YUEN LONG O O K

I

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO CONTRUCT A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS TERMINUS AT F00KH0NG STREET IN YUEN LONG AND REALIGN ADJACENT ROADS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

THE TERMINUS, MEASURING ABOUT 3 300 SQUARE METRES, WILL ACCOMMODATE VEHICLES FROM THE EXISTING ON-STREET TERMINI.

POOK HONG STREET AND FOOK TAK STREET WILL BE SLIGHTLY REALIGNED TO AVOID SHARP TURNS.

PART OF FOOK TAK STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR WORKING INVOLVING PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES AND LANDSCAPING.

ACCESS WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES AND INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE KEPT TO A MINIMUN.

OBJECTIONS TO THE WORKS SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY OCTOBER 28.

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FIRING PRACTICE IN SEPTEMBER

M X * * *

FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON 22 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER. THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED. THE DATES AND TIMES OF THE PRACTICE ARE :

DATE TIME

SEPTEMBER 1 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 2 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 3 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 4 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 5 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 8 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 9 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

/SEPTEMBER 10

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1986

SEPTEMBER 10 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 11 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 11.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 12 (FRIDAY) 9 AM - 11.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 15 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 16 (TUESDAY) 8 AM - 11.59 PM

SEPTEMBER 17 (WEDNESDAY) 0.01 AM - 11.59 PM

SEPTEMBER 20 (SATURDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 22 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 23 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 24 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 11 PM

SEPTEMBER 25 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 26 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 27 (SATURDAY) 8.30 AM - 1.30 PM

SEPTEMBER 29 (MONDAY) 9 AM - 5 PM

SEPTEMBER 30 (TUESDAY) 9 AM - 5 PM

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PLB RESTRICTED ZONE,in MONG KOK K H M H

DUNDAS STBEETJ2JGAl<?!JBuCWUGHTHBUSHSESTRrcTEDAZ0NE FROM KsDAY (SEPTEMBER 2).

N0 PLB WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS WITHIN THE

restricted area.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 1986

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WATER CUT IN KOWLOON TONG * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KOWLOON TONG WILL TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 2) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY WATERLOO ROAD, LANCASHIRE ROAD, LA SALLE ROAD AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, INCLUDING OXFORD ROAD, HO TUNG ROAD, CHESTER ROAD, FLINT ROAD, DERBY ROAD, EARL STREET, AND BOUNDARY STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR TO RETURN ON TUESDAY ................................... 1

safe use of boilers stressed .................................... 1

NEW ID CARDS FOR ELDERLY WOMEN .................................. 2

CENTRAL OFFICE TO ACCEPT CI APPLICATIONS ........................ 4

EMERGENCY PHONE SYSTEM FOR TSING YI NORTH BRIDGE ................ 5

BOARD TO FOCUS ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES DOCUMENT ................ 5

DAY COURSES FOR APPRENTICES AND WORKERS ......................... 6

DB PLANS AND WORKS COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW ..................... 7

MORE WATER MAINS TO BE LAID IN TSUEN WAN ........................ 7

USEFUL MEANS OF TAPPING YOUTH RESOURCES ......................... 7

DB COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE PUDLIC TRANSPORT ........................ 8

ROAD SAFETY SHOW FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE ............................. 8

RADIO QUIZ TO BOOOST HOME SAFETY ................................ 9

RESIDENTS TO LEARN FIRST AID ................................... 10

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 1986

1

GOVERNOR TO RETURN ON TUESDAY

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG FROM PEKING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 2).

HE WILL BE ARRIVING ON FLIGHT CX331, ETA 9.45 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE ARRANGED FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE GOVERNOR'S RETURN ON TUESDAY. THEY SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM BY 8.55 PM.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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SAFE USE OF BOILERS STRESSED

* H M K

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT REMINDED FACTORY OWNERS OF THE LAW GOVERNING THE SAFE OPERATION OF BOILERS AND OTHER TYPES PRESSURE EQUIPMENT.

THE PRINCIPAL SURVEYOR OF THE DEPARTMENT’S PRESSURE EQU IPMENT DIVISI5n, Si H.R Him: DAID THAT DURING THE FIRST SI MONTHS OP tuis year 1 616 INSPECTIONS OF BOILERS AND STEAM NtLtlvtKb in FACTORIES’WAS CARRIED OUT COMPARED WITH 788 IN THE SAME PERI D LAST YEAR.

THE INSPECTIONS LED TO 151 PROSECUTIONS AGAINST OWNERS FOR norachINC THE VARIOUS REGULATIONS OF THE BOILERS AND PRESSURE SlctlSe"! ORDINANCE^AND RESULTED IN PINES AMOUNTING TO MORE THAN $191 000.

xMficT nr TMF OFFENCES RELATED TO THE OPERATION OF BOILERS « I ™ 0?' ' °0? eSTsIuFd’Wd (VISION,*

SAID.

MR MIRZA

+AS BOILERS AND PRESSURE EQUIPMENT ARE USUALLY INSTALLED IN ddcmiqpq uHFRF THFRE IS A LARGE GATHERING OF PEOPLE AT MO^T TIME S ¥11 nA? ANY INCORRECT OPERATION OR POOR UPKEEP OF THESE TOiIeRSCOJilS CAUSE SERIOUS ACCIDENT AND RESULT IN HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.+

/HE NOTED

SUNDAY, AUGUST 51, 1986

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HF '.OTED THAT THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR BREACH OF THIS STATUTORY REQUIREMENT, ON CONVICTION, IS $30 000.

’HE END OF JUNE THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF 18 240 BOILERS AND 42 437 PRESSURE RECEIVERS WAS REGISTERED WITH THE DIVISION.

OWNERS ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAVE THEIR EQUIPMENT CHECKED PERIODICALLY BY APPOINTED EXAMINERS WHO ARE QUALIFIED ENGINEERS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AUTHORISED TO UNDERTAKE INSPECTIONS OF BOILERS OR PRESSURE EQUIPMENT FOR THE ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE OF FITNESS.

BETWEEN JULY LAST YEAR AND APRIL THIS YEAR, THREE ACCIDENTS INVOLVING FIRE TUBE BOILERS OCCURRED, ALL RESULTING IN FURNACE COLLAPSE.

+THESE ACCIDENTS WERE GENERALLY CAUSED BY THE FAILURE OF COMPETENT PERSONS TO TEND THE BOILERS WHEN THEY WERE IN OPERATION,* MR MIRZA SAID, ADDING THAT THIS WAS BOTH HAZARDOUS AND UNLAWFUL.

HE REMINDED OWNERS THAT ALL ACCIDENTS MUST BE REPORTED TO THE PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIVISION WITHIN 24 HOURS AND AN APPOINTED EXAMINER BE CONSULTED ON THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMPETENT BOILER REPAIRER BEFORE INITIATING REPAIRS.

AT PRESENT, THERE ARE 56 APPOINTED EXAMINERS REGISTERED WITH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, A LIST OF WHICH IS AVAILABLE FROM THE PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIVISION, 17TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, CENTRAL.

TO HELP OWNERS IN TRAINING THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR ACQUIRING THE REQUIRED CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY, THE DIVISION HAS PUBLISHED TWO GUIDE BOOKS ON THE SAFE OPERATION OF ELECTRICALLY-HEATED BOILERS.

IN ADDITION, A SHORT TRAINING COURSE IS CONDUCTED FROM TIME TO TIME TO PREPARE ELECTRIC BOILER OPERATORS FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY EXAMINATION.

COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING COURSES FOR ELECTRICALLY-HEATED BOILER ATTENDANTS ARE ORGANISED IN COLLABORATION WITH HAKING WONG TECHNICAL INSTITUTE.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT THE PRESSURE EQUIPMENT DIVISION IN HARBOUR BUILDING ON 5-8524179 AND 5-8524185.

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NEW ID CARDS FOR ELDERLY WOMEN * * * *

WOMEN BORN IN 1915 OR BEFORE THAT YEAR ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY), UNTIL OCTOBER 25, 1986.

WOMEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR OLD ID CARDS AND CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT NEW ID CARD ISSUE OFFICES.

/THEY CAN .......

SUNDAY, AUGUST , 1986

THEY CAN ALSO MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN SERVICE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY CALLING THE OFFICE OF THEIR CHOICE BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AND BETWEEN 9 AM AND NOON ON SATURDAY.

+TO COMPLETE THE BOOKING PROCEDURE, THEY ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE THEIR PERSONAL PARTICULARS SUCH AS NAME, ID CARD NUMBER AND YEAR OF BIRTH,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID,

THE ADDRESSES OF THE ISSUE OFFICES AND THEIR TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ARE:

HONG KONG t BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. 5-747070

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 : SHA TIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR,

2-16 WANG POK STREET.

YUEN LONG s HOP YICK CENTRE, SECOND FLOOR, 31 HOP YICK ROAD.

TUEN MUN : 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

3-7553679

3-7232442

0-4981259

0-6059108

0-793291

0-4580862

0-927155

THESE OFFICES ARE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 9.30 PM MONDAY TO SATURDAY.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AS APPLICANTS IN THE COMING PHASE ARE OVER 70 YEARS OLD, SOME OF THEM MIGHT BE IN POOR HEALTH, AND IT COULD CAUSE THEM HARDSHIP OR INCONVENIENCE TO GO TO THE ISSUE OFFICES.

HE THEREFORE REMINDED SUCH PEOPLE THAT UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULATIONS THEY MAY APPLY IN WRITING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION TO BE ISSUED TO THEM.

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION OFFICE ON 3-7333111.

/AGED APPLICANTS .......

SUNDAY, AUGUST J1, 1986

AGrD APPLICANTS LIVING ON HONG KONG ISLAND WHO MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY WALKING UP THE STAIRCASES AT THE GLOUCESTER ROAD ISSUE OFFICE MAY TELEPHONE 5-747070 TO ARRANGE ATTENDANCE AT AN OFFICE HAVING A LIFT SERVICE.

+T0 MAKE THIS ARRANGEMENT, THEY NEED TO GIVE THEIR NAME, ID CARD NUMBER, AND YEAR OF BIRTH TO IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT STAFF,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THEY MAY ALSO ASK THEIR RELATIVES OR FRIENDS TO MAKE THE ARRANGEMENT ON THEIR BEHALF BY CALLING AT THE GLOUCESTER ROAD OFFICE WITH THEIR ID CARDS.+

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED APPLICANTS TO ASCERTAIN THEIR YEAR OF BIRTH BEFORE CALLING AT AN ISSUE OFFICE.

+IF IN DOUBT, THEY ARE ADVISED TO BRING ALONG THEIR TRAVEL DOCUMENTS SUCH AS PASSPORTS OR CERTIFICATES OF IDENTITY,+ HE SAID.

+THOSE WHO MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN GIVING THEIR EXACT ADDRESSES VERBALLY SHOULD ARRANGE TO HAVE THEM WRITTEN OUT BEFOREHAND.+

THE SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT NO AMNESTY WOULD BE GRANTED TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. +ONCE DETECTED, THEY WILL BE REPATRIATED.*

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CENTRAL OFFICE TO ACCEPT * * * *

APPLICATIONS

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT’S HONG KONG ISLAND RE-ENTRY PERMIT OFFICE IN HARBOUR BUILDING WILL FROM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR HONG KONG CERTIFICATES OF IDENTITY, IN ADDITION TO PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR HONG KONG RE-ENTRY PERMITS.

THE OFFICE IS LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, AT 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

FROM THE SAME DATE, THE EAST TSIM SHA TSUI RE-ENTRY PERMIT OFFICE AT 14 SCIENCE MUSEUM ROAD, TOWER A, SECOND FLOOR, MANDARIN PLAZA, WILL BE CLOSED.

THE VACATED OFFICE WILL BE TAKEN OVER BY THE KOWLOON BIRTHS REGISTRY.

APPLICANTS WHO HAVE APPLIED FOR RE-ENTRY PERMITS AT THE EAST TSIM SHA SHUI RE-ENTRY PERMIT OFFICE SHOULD APPROACH THE 'WEST KOWLOON RE-ENTRY PERMIT OFFICE AT GROUND FLOOR, SUMMIT INSURANCE BUILDING, 789 NATHAN ROAD, KOWLOON TO COLLECT THEM ON THE COLLECTION DATES AS SHOWN ON THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORMS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

/AT PRESENT .......

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 1986

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AT PRESENT THERE ARE ONLY TWO IMMIGRATION OFFICES ON HONG KONG ISLAND WHICH HANDLE APPLICATIONS FOR A HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY - THE ABERDEEN OFFICE AND THE CAUSEWAY BAY OFFICE.

♦ FROM SEPTEMBER 8, PERSONS LIVING ON HONG KONG ISLAND MAY ALSO APPROACH THE HONG KONG ISLAND RE-ENTRY PERMIT OFFICE, WHICH IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT FOR SUCH APPLICATIONS,+ THE IMMIGRATION SPOKESMAN ADDED.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO MAKE ENQUIRIES MAY TELEPHONE THE INFORMATION OFFICE OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AT 3-7333111.

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EMERGENCY PHONE SYSTEM FOR TSING Yl NORTH BRIDGE * * * * *

THE 3200 MILLION TSING Yl NORTH BRIDGE, DUE FOR COMPLETION IN OCTOBER NEXT YEAR, WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH AN EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM.

TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED FOR SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF THE SYSTEM WHICH WILL COMPRISE SIX SETS OF TELEPHONES. THESE WILL BE PLACFD AT POINTS ALONG THE BRIDGE AND BE LINKED DIRECTLY TO NEARBY POLICE STATIONS.

DRIVERS IN DISTRESS IN THE LOCALITY OF THE BRIDGE WILL THUS BE ABLE TO CALL FOR POLICE ASSISTANCE.

INSTALLATION WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN FEBRUARY AND TAKE ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE ELECTRONICS DIVISION OF THE ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DESIGNING THE SYSTEM AND SUPERVISING ITS INSTALLATION.

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THF RECENTLY PUBLISHED CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON THE REDRESS

0= grIevances WILL BE DISCUSSED BY TSUEN district board MEMBERS ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 2).

mc-mrfpq OF THF BOARD WILL EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON CHE CONTENTS (F THE SoCUMeSt WHICH SETS OUT THE EXISTING CHANNELS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES WITH POSSIBLE ARRANGEMENT^ TO STRENGTHEN THE VARIOUS SYSTEMS.

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THEY W ILL ALSO DISCUSS THE DEEDS OF MUTUAL COVENANT IN RELATION TO THE LEGISLATION COVERING BUILDING MANAGEMENT IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS.

THE QUESTION OF CONTROL ON VIDEO GAMES WHICH ALLEGEDLY ENCOURAGE GAMBLING IN GAMES CENTRES IN THE DISTRICT WILL ALSO BE RAISED AT THE MEETING.

REPORTS ON THE WORK OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE TABLED FOR CONSIDERATION.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IN TSUEN WAN.

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DAY COURSES FOR APPRENTICES AND WORKERS

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EMPLOYERS ARE URGED TO SPONSOR THEIR APPRENTICES AND WORKERS TO ATTEND THE PART-TIME DAY RELEASE OR BLOCK RELEASE COURSES OFFERED AT THE SEVEN TECHNICAL INSTITUTES OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL SAID TECHNICAL EDUCATION PLACES IN THESE TWO MODES OF STUDIES IN THE COMING ACADEMIC SESSION WERE STILL AVAILABLE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO UPGRADE THEIR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE RELATED TO THEIR TRADES.

ENROLMENT FOR THE PART-TIME DAY RELEASE AND BLOCK RELEASE COURSES IN 12 DISCIPLINES WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.

THE DISCIPLINES ARE HOTEL-KEEPING AND TOURISM STUDIES, COMMERCIAL STUDIES, CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, GENERAL STUDIES, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, TEXTILE INDUSTRIES, CLOTHING INDUSTRIES, MARINE AND FABRICATION, DESIGN AND COMPUTING STUDIES.

APPLICATION FORMS AND GUIDES TO APPLICANTS CAN BE OBTAINED AT ALL TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, EXCEPT SHA TIN, AND THE APPRENTICESHIP SECTIONS OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND INDUSTRIAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT AT 10TH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

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Dp PLANS AND WORKS COMMITTEE MEETS TOMORROW

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THE PLANS AND WORKS COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT SOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (MONDAY) AFTERNOON.

MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE PROPOSED SCOPE AND SCHEDULE OF ACCOMMODATION OF THE URBAN COUNCIL CHUN SING COMPLEX AND THE LAYOUT PLAN OF THE COOKED FOOD CENTRE AT TIT HONG LANE AND HING LUNG STREET.

MEMBERS’ VIEWS WILL ALSO BE SOUGHT ON THE SCOPE OF PERMANENT DEVELOPMENT OF TWO SITES ON THE WESTERN RECLAMATION WHERE FACILITIES PLANNED TO BE PROVIDED INCLUDE AN INDOOR GAMES HALL, A REST GARDEN, A FOOTBALL PITCH AND EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING.

OTHER ITEMS INCLUDE THE FURTHER UTILISATION OF MOUNT DAVIS FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES, AND THE PROGRESS REPORT ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE PLANS AND WORKS COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD.

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MORE WATER MAINS TO BE LAID IN TSUEN WAN

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ABOUT 1 100 METRES OF FRESH WATER MAINS WILL BE LAID IN TSUEN WAN TO IMPROVE WATER SUPPLY TO THE TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG AREAS.

THE 1 000-MILLI METRE DIAMETER PIPE WILL BE LAID FROM A SERVICE RESERVOIR NEAR TSO KUNG TAM TO CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR CHUNG HANG NULLAH.

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN OCTOBER AND TAKE ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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USEFUL MEANS OF TAPPING YOUTH RESOURCES

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES ARE USEFUL MEANS OF TAPPING THE INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY AND PHYSICAL STRENGTH OF YOUNG PEOPLE, A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, MR JACKIE CHAN, SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

OFFICIATING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, MR CHAN SAID THE ACTIVITIES ALSO HELPED DEVELOP THE INTERESTS AND SKILLS OF YOUNG PEOPLE.

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+WE HOPE SOME DAY, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNT TO THE WELL-BEING OF THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

MORE THAN 1 500 YOUNG PEOPLE TOOK PART IN A CARNIVAL ORGANISED TO MARK THE END OF THE DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AT THE KEI WING PRIMARY SCHOOL IN LAI CHI KOK ROAD THIS MORNING.

THE PARTICIPANTS DEMONSTRATED THEIR TALENT IN CH NESE CALLIGRAPHY AND IN DRAWING, AND IN VARIOUS GAMES SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO IMPART THE THEME OF CARING FOR AND UNDERSTANDING THE COMMUNITY.

ABOUT 90 ACTIVITIES WERE ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND LOCAL BODIES DURING THE SEVEN-WEEK SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

DB COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1987-88 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES BUS ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS, RAILWAY DEVELOPMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS FOR FERRY AND GREEN MINI-BUS SERVICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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ROAD SAFETY SHOW FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE

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ABOUT 400 SENIOR CITIZENS IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT WERE TREATED TO AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCES ON ROAD SAFETY AND TO A VEGETARIAN FEAST TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE EVENT WAS ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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THE PROGRAMME INCLUDED A ROAD SAFETY TALK, A FILM SLIDE SHOW GIVING GUIDANCE TO ELDERLY PEOPLE ON HOW JU

SHOW AND A CROSS THE

ROAD.

GUESTS AT THE FUNCTION INCLUDED THE WONG TAI S ^D‘^^DER, OFFICER, MR NICHOLAS YEK I WONG TAI SIN POLICE D STRICT COMMANDt , MR F.S. KAVANAGH 1 DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL uHEN CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, DR CONRAD LAM.

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RADIO QUIZ TO BOOST HOME SAFETY

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RADIO LISTENERS WHO HAVE A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF HOME SAFETY PRECAUTIONS COULD WIN A PRIZE APART FROM HAVING A SAFE AND HAPPY HOME.

A ONE-WEEK HOME SAFETY RADIO QUIZ WILL BE HELD FROM TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 1) TO FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) IN RADIO HONG KONG’S +WHAT A NICE DAY+ PROGRAMME WHICH IS AIRED ON RADIO I BETWEEN 10.30 AM AND NOON ON WEEKDAYS.

THE QUIZ, CO-ORGANISED BY THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND RTHK, IS PART OF THE PUBLICITY DRIVE FOR THIS YEAR’S HOME SAFETY CAMPA IGN.

HOME SAFETY IS ONE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S MAJOR PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS, AND AIMS AT AROUSING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF POSSIBLE DANGER AREAS IN tHE HOME SO AS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLD ACCIDENTS.

FOLLOWING THE RECENT INTRODUCTION OF POSTERS, BOOKLETS, TELEVISION AND RADIO ANNOUNCEMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST AND A ONE-WEEK EXHIBITION, THE RADIO QUIZ IS ANOTHER WAY OF SPREADING THE HOME SAFETY MESSAGE.

LISTENERS CAN EITHER WRITE IN OR PHONE IN TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO VARIOUS ASPECTS OF EVERYDAY HOME SAFETY SUCH AS FIRE PREVENTION, GAS AND ELECTRICITY USAGE OR ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY SHARP OBJECTS.

QUIZ WINNERS WILL BE GIVEN DEPARTMENT STORE COUPONS WHICH ARE PROVIDED BY COURTESY OF SINCERE COMPANY LIMITED.

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RESIDENTS TO LEARN FIRST AID

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THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A HEALTH EDUCATION TALK ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 2) EVENING FOR RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE TALK, ON DOMESTIC AND OUTDOOR FIRST AID, WILL START AT 8.30 PM AT THE WONG TAI SIN COMMUNITY CENTRE.

THERE WILL BE SLIDE SHOWS ON HOME SAFETY AND SUMMER HYGIENE.

A DOCTOR, A PHARMACIST, AND A REGISTERED NURSE WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE. INFORMATION LEAFLETS ON FIRST AID WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED TO PARTICIPANTS.

THE FUNCTION IS THE SECOND OF A SERIES OF HEALTH EDUCATION TALKS ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT’S COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION ASSOCIATION.

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RULES RELAXED FOR ROYAL SOUVENIRS

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SOUVENIRS OF THE ROYAL VISIT BY THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH IN OCTOBER WILL BE ABLE TO CARRY ROYAL EMBLEMS AND ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND PORTRAITS.

THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN’S OFFICE IN LONDON HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE RULES GOVERNING THE USE OF SUCH EMBLEMS WILL BE TEMPORARILY RELAXED TO ALLOW THEM TO BE REPRODUCED ON SOUVENIRS AND DISPLAYS COMMEMORATING THE VISIT. NORMALLY SUCH EMBLEMS AND ROYAL PICTURES ARE ALLOWED TO BE REPRODUCED ONLY IN THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES.

DESPITE THE RELAXATION, MANUFACTURERS OF SOUVENIRS WILL BE EXPECTED TO OBSERVE CERTAIN LIMITATIONS.

SOUVENIRS MUST BE (A) IN GOOD TASTE, (B) FREE FROM ADVERTISEMENTS, (C) CARRY NO IMPLICATION OF ROYAL CUSTOM OR APPROVAL AND (D) NOT BE USED AS A PREMIUM OR SELLING AID.

SOUVENIRS ARE DEFINED AS ARTICLES OF A PERMANENT KIND SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO COMMEMORATE THE ROYAL VISIT. THEY WILL BE IDENTIFIED WITH THE VISIT BY A PHRASE SUCH AS +THE ROYAL VISIT 1986+ OR +HONG KONG 1986+.

TEXTILES, APART FROM HEADSCARVES OR WALL HANGINGS, ARE NOT REGARDED AS SOUVENIRS IN THIS CONTEXT. THIS MEANS THAT TEE SHIRTS AND OTHER GARMENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO CARRY ROYAL EMBLEMS OR PICTURES.

WHERE CONTAINERS ARE PRODUCED AS SOUVENIRS THEY SHOULD BE OF METALWARE OR CERAMIC OR OTHER PERMANENT MATERIAL AND BE SPECIALLY MADE FOR THE OCCASION. THE NAMES OF THE MANUFACTURER AND CONTENT DETAILS SHOULD APPEAR ONLY ON THE UNDERSIDE OR INTERIOR OF THE CONTAINER OR STOPPER.

ROYAL EMBLEMS ON SUCH CONTAINERS SHOULD BE CONFINED TO PICTURES OF THE QUEEN AND/OR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH OR THE ROYAL CROWN AS PART OF AN ATTENDANT SCHEME OF DECORATION.

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THE ROYAL ARMS OR THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S ARMS MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED ON CONTAINERS NOR MAY THE ROYAL CYPHERS BE REPRODUCED ON SOUVENIRS OR INCLUDED IN ANY SCHEME OF DECORATION.

SOUVENIRS MAY BE SOLD AT ANY TIME BEFORE OR DURING THE ROYAL VISIT AND FOR UP TO THREE MONTHS AFTERWARDS.

THE COPYRIGHT IN A PORTRAIT, PICTURE, PHOTOGRAPH OR DESIGN WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE RELAXATION OF THE RULES. ANY QUESTION REGARDING COPYRIGHT SHOULD BE SETTLED WITH THE OWNER.

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