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

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH SET UP ............................. 1

TUEN MUN DB TO DISCUSS MEDICAL, TRIAD REPORTS.................. 2

REMINDER ON TUEN NG HOLIDAY.................................... 2

COLOURFUL SEA PARADE LAUNCHES SAFETY LAY....................... 3

DISTRICT BOARD SUPPORT FOR SPORTS EVENTS....................... 4

ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH IN NORTH DISTRICT......................... 5

STUDENTS TO RECEIVE PRIZES..................................... 5

PROGRAMME FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES IN ABERDEEN ................... 6

DETAILS OF SHA TIN DRAGON BOAT RACE............................ 7

ROAD IN KWUN TONG TO BE UPGRADED............................... 7

TENDERS INVITED FOR HUNG HOM ROADS............................. 8

BEACH BUILDING FOR FIRST BAY................................... 8

EXTENSION TO SERVICE RESERVOIR................................. 9

SHEUNG SHUI TRAFFIC CHANGES ................................... 9

REROUT EING, RESTRICTED ZONE................................... 9

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CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH SET UP

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A CENTRAL COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SET UP TO ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON MATTERS RELATING TO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT. KNOWN AS THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, IT COMPRISES 14 UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS AND A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES. THE INAUGURAL MEETING WILL BE HELD EARLY THIS MONTH.

THE CHAIRMAN IS A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, MRS ROSANNA TAM.

THE GOVERNMENT’S AIM IN SETTING UP THE COMMITTEE IS TO PROVIDE A FOCAL POINT FOR DISCUSSION AND RESEARCH ON THE NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF HONG KONG'S YOUNG PEOPLE. ITS TERMS OF REFERENCE ARE:

* TO COLLATE INFORMATION AND CONDUCT RESEARCH ON THE NEEDS AND ASPIRATIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO BUILD UP A CENTRAL REPOSITORY OF INFORMATION ON YOUTH MATTERS FOR REFERENCE BY INTEREST PARTIES?

* TO LIAISE WITH AND ASSIST ORGANISATIONS TO PROMOTE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND TO WIDEN THE CHANNELS OF YOUTH PARTICIPATION WHEREVER POSSIBLE;

* TO ADVISE ON TERRITORY-WIDE YOUTH ACTIVITIES SUCH AS THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, AND THEIR funding;

* TO SERVE AS A CONTACT POINT AND CLEARING HOUSE FOR HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ACTIVITIES EXCEPT WHERE AN APPROPRIATE ORGANISATION ALREADY EXISTS FOR THIS PURPOSE;

AND IN THE LIGHT OF THE FOREGOING, TO EXAMINE THE NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE YOUTH POLICY.

UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ARE: MR CHRISTOPHER CHAN CHEUK, MR ALBERT CHAN WAI-YIP, DR PHILEMON CHOI YUEN-WAN, MR CHUNG KING-FAI, MR FAN KAM-PING, MR KWOK KA-MING, MISS KWOK LUN-SHU I, MR PETER LEE SHUN-TAK, MR ERIC LI KA-CHEUNG, DR AGNLS NG, MR NG SHUI-LAI, MR NG WAI-KI AND MR PAUL YOUNG.

THEY COME FROM MANY WALKS OF LIFE AND INCLUDE PROFESSIONALS, SOCIAL WORKERS, EDUCATIONALISTS, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCILS AND EXPERTS IN THE CULTURAL AND SPORTS FIELDS. THEY ARE ALL DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN YOUTH ACTIVITIES.

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS OR BRANCHES REPRESENTED ON THE COMMITlcE INCLUDE THE. CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, SOCIAL WELFARE. DEPARTMENT, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LABOUR DEPARTMENT, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

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TUEN MUN DS TO DISCUSS MEDICAL, TRIAD REPORTS * * * *

TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE DOCUMENT ON TRIAD PROBLEMS AND THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS ON TUESDAY (JUNE 3).

REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, MR DANIEL LAU AND MR J.E. BOXALL, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS AT THE MEETING ON ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PULVERISED FUEL ASH LAGOON AT TSANG TSUI.

THE SUBJECT WAS RAISED BY MEMBERS DURING A RECENT SITE VISIT AT THE INVITATION OF CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROPOSED PROJECT.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE RENTAL POLICY IN PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES, A REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY ON THE REVIEW OF THE JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT SYSTEM, SAFETY MEASURES OF THE NUCLEAR PLANT TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN DAYA BAY, AND PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT TUEN MUN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING T =>.3O AM ON TUESDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES, NO. 1, TUEN HI ROAD IN TUEN MUN.

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REMINDER ON TUEN NG HOLIDAY • * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE THE TUEN NG (DRAGON BOAT) FESTIVAL ON JUNE 11 IS ONE OF THE 11 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

A SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ALL MANUAL EMPLOYEES AND THOSE NON-MANUAL EMPLOYEES EARNING NOT MORE THAN $10 500 A MONTH ARE ENTITLED TO THE HOLIDAY AND MUST BE PAID FOR THE DAY-OFF IF THEY HAVE WORKED CONTINUOUSLY FOR THREE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE STATUTORY HOLIDAY. ; (

HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO 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.

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♦WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURI'.'G EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD, WHICH COULD BE BETWEEN 28 DAYS TO 31 DAYS, PRECEDING THE HOLIDAY,♦ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦IF AN EMPLOYEE IS REQUIRED TO WORK ON A STATUTORY HOLIDAY HE MUST BE GIVEN AN ALTERNATIVE DAY-OFF WITHIN 60 DAYS BEFORE Of AFTER THAT DAY.+

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE TO THE NEWEST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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COLOURFUL SEA PARADE LAUNCHES SAFETY DAY

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A COLOURFUL SEA-PARADE COMPRISING DRAGON BOATS. SAILING AMD SPEED BOATS, CANOES, LAUNCHES, CRUISERS AND ABOUT 20 WINDSOR S ATTRACTED A LARGE CROWD TO THE TSIM SHA TSUI PROMENADE THIS (SUNDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE PARADE WAS THE PRELUDE TO THE 1986 WATER SPORTS SAFETY DAY LAUNCHED ON THE WATERFRONT BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL FOR RECREATION AND SPORT, MR F.K. HU.

ALSO TAKING PART IN THE LAUNCHING CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON SAFETY IN OUTDOOR PURSUITS, DR S.F. LAM,THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING PARTY ON THE 1986 WATER SPORTS SAFETY CAMPAIGN, MR J.A. FORTUNE, AND SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, MR G. BARNES.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS OF THE DAY INCLUDED AN AIR-SEA RESCUE DEMONSTRATION BY RHKAAF HELICOPTERS AND MARINE POLICE LAUNCHES, DEMONSTRATIONS OF CANOEING, WINDSURFING, DIVING, WATERSKIING, AND STATIC DISPLAYS ON LAND BY 15 WATER SPORTS ORGANISATIONS.

MR HU WARNED THOSE TAKING PART IN WATER SPORTS NOT TO OVERLOOK THE ELEMENT OF RISK, BUT HE ASKED THE PUBLIC NOT TO SHY AWAY FROM TAKING PART AS THERE WERE EXCELLENT FACILITIES IN HONG KONG FOR A WIDE RANGE OF WATER SPORTS.

♦INSTEAD WE SHOULD ADOPT A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND TRY TO ELIMINATE THE RISK WHILE TAKING PART,+ HE SAID.

MR HU ALSO APPEALED TO THOSE PRESENT TO BRING HOME THE +PLAY SAFE+ MESSAGE AND HELP SPREAD IT AMONG FRIENDS AND RELATIVES.

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IN HIS WELCOMING SPEECH, MR FORTUNE SAID THaT FAR TOO MANY ACCIDENTS OCCURRED TO PEOPLE NOT USING COMMON SENSE, NOT OBTAINING PROPER TRAINING AND IGNORING BASIC SAFETY RULES DESPITE THE COMMITTEE’S REPEATED CALLS TO +PLAY SAFE*.

+ 1 IMPLORE ON YOU TO THINK CAREFULLY AND USE YOUR COMMON SENSE BEFORE TAKING PART IN ANY WATER-BASED ACTIVITY,+ HE SAID,

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DISTRICT BOARD SUPPORT FOR SPORTS EVENTS

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ORE THAN 20 SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL EVENTS, REQUIRING SPONSORSHIP OF $100 300 FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD, ARE BEING PLANNED DY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS COUNCIL THIS YEAR.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORD, SAID THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE RECENTLY ENDORSED $24 525 TO SPONSOR SEVEN COUNCIL-ORGANISED PROJECTS BETWEEN MAY 25 AND AUGUST 17.

WAS SPEAKING AT A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT COLOURED BOAT COMPETITION IN REPULSE BAY.

MR LORD COMMENDED THE COUNCIL FOR PROMOTING RECREATION AND SPORTS IN THE DISTRICT THROUGH THE VARIETY OF HEALTHY AND ENJOYABL-ACTIVITIES IT ORGANISED.

HE SAID THE COLOURED BOAT RACE, WHICH HAD PROVEN POPULAR AND SUCCESSFUL IN THE PAST, IS ONE OF SUCH PROJECTS WHICH PROVIDED EXCITEMENT AND FUN FOR PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS ALIKE.

THE COUNCIL’S 1986-87 PROGRAMME CONTAINS A VARIETY OF SPORTS EVENTS, SUCH AS BASKETBALL, BADMINTON, SOCCER, SWIMMING AND AN ATHLETIC MEET.

VOLLEYBALL AND TABLE-TENNIS COMPETITIONS, AS WELL AS BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL MATCHES FOR WOMEN, WILL ALSO BE INTRODUCED THIS YEAR.

TWO POPULAR EVENTS, THE SANDSCAPING COMPETITION AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT TELEMATCH, WILL BE HELD ON A WIDER SCALE THIS YEAR TO COINCIDE WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL.

THE ACTIVITIES ARE AIMED AT MEETING THE DIFFERENT INTERESTS AND NEEDS OF PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT AGES AND OCCUPATIONS. INTERCONSTITUENCY EVENTS ARE ALSO ORGANISED TO PROMOTE A SENSE OF DISTRICT IDENTITY AMONG RESIDENTS.

TODAY’S COLOURED BOAT COMPETITION WAS ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS COUNCIL AND SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD.

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ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH IN NORTH DISTRICT *****

YOUNG PEOPLE IN NORTH DISTRICT WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE THE BEST US'7 OF THEIR LEISURE BY TAKING PART IN A SERIES OF RECREATIONAL, EDUCATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER, A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE NORTH DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, FEATURING 52 ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY 20 LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, WILL BE LAUNCHED FROM MID-JULY TO THE END OF AUGUST.

FUNDS FOR THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME AT $31 000 WAS ALLOCATED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

>'ITH THE CENTRAL THEME OF +CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, GET 0 KNOW IT BETTER* THE NORTH DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WAS AIMED AT pJovloiNG OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP THEIR SKI.LS, POTENTIAL AND INTEREST THROUGH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION AS WELL Ao ENHANCING THEIR SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY.

ACTIVITIES TO BE ORGANISED INCLUDE TRAINING CAMPS, SEMINARS, ISITS EXHIBITION, CARNIVALS AND VARIETY SHOWS. A PAMPHL.E PROVIDING DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME WILL BE AVAILABLE AT TH NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE ^ENTRES IN -A -JULY.

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STUDENTS TO RECEIVE PRIZES * * * *

SOME 440 STUDENTS FROM *5 SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE PRIZES AND CERTIFICATES OF MERIT FOR THEIR GOOD WORK IN THE COMMERCIAL SUBJECTS PROJECT COMPETITION AT A CEREMONY ON TUESDAY (JUNE 3) AFTERNOON.

THE CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL IN CAUSEWAY BAY.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION (CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS), MR SO FAI-CHO, AND THE HEAD OF SCHOOL AFFAIRS OF THE CHINESE GOLD AND SILVER EXCHANGE SOCIETY, MR ZEE KWOK-KUNG, WILL OFFICIATE.

THE COMPETITION WAS ORGANISED BY THE CHINESE GOLD AND SILVER EXCHANGE SOCIETY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT . ITH THE AIM OF AROUSING THE INTEREST OF SECONDARY STUDENTS IN VARIOUS BUSINESS ACTIVITIES.

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THE THEME WAS +COMMERCE AND CIVIC EDUCATION+.

"'TE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY .HICH WILL BE HELD AT MARINA ROOM OF THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL, CAUSEWAY BAY, ON TUESDAY AT 3.45 PM.

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PROGRAMME FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES IN ABERDEEN

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FORTY-TWO TEAMS WILL BE TAKING PART IN DRAGON BOAT RACES TO BE HELD IN ABERDEEN ON JUNE 11 (WEDNESDAY) TO CELEBRATE THE ANNUAL TUEN NG FESTIVAL, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE 1986 ABERDEEN DRAGON BOAT RACES ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR KEUNG YIN-MAN, SAID.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (SUNDAY), MR KEUNG SAID RACES WOULD TAKE PLACE ALONG A 330-METRE CHANNEL OFF THE ABERDEEN WATERFRONT FROM 9.30 AM TO 4.30 PM.

BACES WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FULL-SIZED DRAGON BOAT AND MEDIUM-SIZCD DRAGON BOAT DIVISIONS, WITH THE LATTER SUB-DIVIDED INTO AN OPEN, LADIES OPEN, AND INVITATION SECTIONS.

THERE ARE 10 TEAMS COMPETING IN THE FORMER DIVISION AND 32 TEAMS IN THE LATTER DIVISION.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS ARE FROM FIRMS, FACTORIES, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, WOMEN ASSOCIATIONS AND FISHERMEN BODIES. WINNERS OF THE FOUR SECT IONS«WILL COMPETE FOR THE OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP AT 4 PM.

THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL TONY BOAM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT 4.15 PM. WINNERS OF EACH OF THE FOUR SECTIONS WILL BE PRESENTED TROPHIES, WHILE ALL PARTICIPATING TEAMS WILL BE PRESENTED LARGE BANNERS.

TWO SPECTATOR STANDS WILL BE SET UP ON THAT DAY NEAR THE FLYOVER ADJOINING ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD AND THE ROAD THROUGH ABERDEEN. RES I DENTS CAN ALSO ENJOY RACES ALONGSIDE THE RECENTLY-COMPLETED PROMENADE AT THE WATERFRONT.

AN EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY FOR FOUR DRAGON BOATS WAS ALSO HELD AT TODAY’S PRESS CONFERENCE.

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THE ABERDEEN DRAGON BOAT RACES ARE ORGANISED JOINTLY WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD.

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DETAILS OF SHA TIN DRAGON BOAT RACE ■* # rr

A PRESS BRIEFING TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS AND TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS OF THE SHA TIN DRAGON BOAT RACE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (MONDAY) AT 2.BO PM IN THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, KCR HOUSE.

CHAIRING THE CONFERENCE WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHA TIN DRAGON BOAT RACE COMMITTEE, MR ROGER LAU HON-KIT.

ALSO ATTENDING WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF THE SHA TIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION, MR LEE KWONG, CHAIRMAN OF THE CEREMONIAL SUB-COMM ITTEr, MR WONG LUEN-KIN, CHAIRMAN OF THE TRAFFIC AND SITE ARRANGEMENT SUB-COMMITTEE, MR WAI KWOK-HUNG, AND THE SHA TIN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JONATHAN NG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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ROAD IN KWUN TONG TO BE UPGRADED

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THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING TO CLOSE BIK WAN ROAD IN KWUN TONG TO FACILITATE ITS UPGRADING AND WIDENING.

THE WORK IS CONNECTED WITH DEVELOPMENT OF A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE IN THE AREA.

BIK WAN ROAD WILL BE WIDENED FROM 7.3 METRES TO 11 - 12.65 METRES, WHILE ITS JUNCTION WITH KO CHIU ROAD WILL BE MODIFIED.

THE WORK WILL LAST ABOUT 15 MONTHS. PEDESTRIAN ACCESS BETWEEN KO CHIU ROAD AND RENNIE’S MILL WILL BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES DURING THE COURSE OF THE WORK.

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSAL CAN BE SEEN AT CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, KOWLOON EAST DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, AND KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE.

OBJECTIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY JULY 29.

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TENDERS INVITED FOR HUNG HOM ROADS

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A SERIES OF ROADS IS TO BE CONSTRUCTED PARALLEL TO GILLIES AVENUE IN HUNG HOM TO SERVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO CARRIAGEWAYS LINKING WINSLOW STREET AND CHEONG WAN ROAD TO THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY FREIGHT YARD AND THE CHINA TRAVEL SERVICES GODOWN NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION} AND THE REALIGNMENT OF THE EXISTING ROAD CONNECTING HUNG HOM BUS TERMINAL WITH WINSLOW STREET AND GILLIES AVENUE.

ANCILLARY DRAINAGE AND LANDSCAPING WORKS WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED.

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN AUGUST AND BE COMPLETED SEVEN ’ MONTHS LATER.

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BEACH BUILDING FOR FIRST BAY * * X

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS

FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A BEACH BUILDING AT FIRST BAY IN CLEAR WATER BAY, SAI KUNG.

FACILITIES IN THE TWO-STOREY STRUCTURE WILL INCLUDE A ROOF-TOP KIOSK, A CATAMARAN STORE-HOUSE AND A NEW LOOKOUT POST. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN OUTDOOR BARBECUE AREA.

IT IS INTENDED THAT THE BUILDING, TOWARDS WHICH THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB IS DONATING Si.3 MILLION, SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY MAY NEXT YEAR.

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EXTENSION TO SERVICE RESERVOIR * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO TAI

TAM, STANLEY, CHUNG HOM KOK AND REPULSE’-AY IS TO BE INCREASED BY BUILDING A CONCRETE EXTENSION TO THE SERVICE RESERVOIR AT CHUNG HOM KOK. THIS WILL ENLARGE THE

CAPACITY 3Y 5 OOO CUBIC METRES.

THE WATER PROJECT. WORK IN 10 MONTHS.

SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE IS EXPECTED TO START IN SEPTEMBER AND BE COMPLETED

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SHEUNG SHU I TRAFFIC CHANGES * * * *

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN SHA TAU KOK ROAD IN SHEUNG SHU I FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 4) TO FACILITATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS THERE.

THE SECTION OF SHA TAU KOK ROAD NEAR LUNG YEUK TAU WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED VIA A NEW ROAD PARALLEL TO THE CLOSED SECTION.

KMB ROUTES 69K, 78K AND 79K WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE ALONG THIS NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED ROAD.

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REROUTE I NG, RESTRICTED ZONE

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TWO ROAD SECTIONS IN KOWLOON TONG WILL BE REROUTED FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (JUNE 3) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE AREA.

DEVON ROAD BETWEEN DORSET CRESCENT AND SOMERSET ROAD WILL BE REROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND. DORSET CRESCENT BETWEEN DEVON ROAD AND DORSET CRESCENT HOUSE NO. 5 WILL BE REROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

AT THE SAME TIME, CHI KIANG STREET IN TO KWA WAN BETWEEN KO SHAN ROAD AND MA TAU WAI ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

NO VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE RESTRICTED AREA.

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

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1986

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MABCH RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS OUT ..................... 1

52 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN APRIL ....................... 5

ALLOCATION OF PRIMARY ONE PLACES OUT ON SATURDAY........... 6

MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES FOR MONG KOK RESIDENTS............... 8

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BOARD MEMBERS TO VISIT URBAN COUNCIL SITES ................ 9

DELEGATES LEAVE FOR ILO CONFERENCE......................... 9

EYE CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY ........................ 10

INDUSTRY OFFICIAL ON PROMOTIONAL VISIT.................... 11

GOOD PROSPECTS FOR AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT ................. 11

SHA TIN READY FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES....................... 12

DRAGON BOAT HIGHLIGHT OF EXHIBITION ...................... 13

MANAGEMENT STAFF NEEDS BEING SURVEYED .................... 14

ORAL 2NGLISH COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS....................... 14

NEJf PUMPING STATION AT MA CHAI HANG...................... 15

WATER STORAGE FIGURE...................................... 15

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MARCH RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS OUT

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THE VALUE OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES IN MARCH 1986, ESTIMATED AT 35 716 MILLION, WAS 3 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN MARCH 1985, WHILE THEIR VOLUME REMAINED UNCHANGED, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INCREASED BY 12 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 6 PER CENT IN VOLUME. FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO ROSE BY 3 PE CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

♦OTHER CONSUMER GOODS+ AND CONSUMER DURABLES RECORDED INCREASES. CF 3 PER CENT AND 1 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN SALES VALUE BUT DECREASES OF 1 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN SALES VOLUME. FUELS WENT DOWN BY 3 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE BUT REMAINED UNCHANGED IN SALES VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES BY SUPERMARKETS INCREASED MODERATELY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. BOTH MG TOT: VEHICLES AND CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES SHU ID SLIGHT INCREASES IN SALES VALUE BUT SLIGHT DECREASES IN SALES VOLUME. DEPARTMENT STORES RECORDED NO CHANGE IN SALES VALUE BUT A SLIGHT DECREASE IN SALES VOLUME.

COMPARING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 WITH THAT OF 1985, TOTAL RETAIL SALES INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT FELL BY 2 PER CELT IN VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS ROSE BY 6 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME. THOSE.OF CONSUMER DURABLES WENT UP BY 2 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT DROPPED BY 2 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO RECORDED INCREASES CF 1 PER CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. FUELS SHOWED NO CHANGE IN SALES VALUE BUT INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. ON THE OTHER HAND, +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* DECREASED BY 1 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 5 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

RETAIL SALES BY SUPERMARKETS SHOWED MODERATE INCREASES IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. MOTOR VEHICLES ROSE MODERATELY IN SALES VALUE BUT LESS SO IN SALES VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND DEPARTMENT STORES SHOWED SLIGHT DECREASES IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

WHEN COMPARED WITH FEBRUARY 1986, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT-W COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, TOTAL RETAIL SALES.FOR^ MARCH 1986 ROSE BY 3 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME. RETAIL SALES CF FUELS ROSE BY 10 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 13 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

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BOTH CONSUMER DURABLES AND +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* WENT UP BY 6 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE. THEIR RESPECTIVE INCREASES IN SALES VOLUME WERE 6 PER CENT AND 5 PER CENT. FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO RECORDED NO CHANGE IN SALES VALUE BUT SHOWED AN INCREASE OF 1 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

ON THE OTHER HAND, CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS WENT DOWN BY 9 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 11 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES ROSE MODERATELY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS, WHILE THOSE OF SUPERMARKETS SHOWED MODERTATE DECREASES.

RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND DEPARTMENT STORES DECREASED SLIGHTLY IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS.

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED TOTAL SALES FIGURE FOR FEBRUARY 1986 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURE FOR MARCH 1986.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS AND SELECTED TRADES (WHICH FORM PART OF THE RELEVANT MAJOR TRADE GROUPS), WITH AVERAGE MONTHLY RETAIL SALES IN 1980 TAKEN AS 100. COMPARISONS OF MARCH 1986 RESULTS WITH THOSE CF FEBRUARY 1986 AND MARCH 1985 AND COMPARISONS OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES IN THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD JANUARY 1986-MARCH 1986 WITH THOSE IN THE SAME PERIOD A YEAR AGO ARE ALSO GIVEN.

GRAPHS 1 AND 2 DEPICT THE MOVEMENTS OF THE INDEXES OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES, INCLUDING THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED INDEXES AND TRENDS, FROM JANUARY 1983 TO FEBRUARY 1986.

AS SHOWN IN GRAPH 1, OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, THE VALUE INDEX OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES ROSE SUBSTANTIALLY IN THE MONTHS OF DECEMBER AND JANUARY BUT DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY. THESE MOVEMENTS WERE LARGELY DUE TO THE FESTIVE SPENDING AT CHRISTMAS AND LUNAR NEW YEAR. THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SALES VALUE INDEX AND TREND HAVE GENERALLY FOLLOWED A SMOOTHER UPWARD COURSE OVER THE YEARS.

THE VOLUME INDEX OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES, AS-DEPICTED IN GRAPH 2, SHOWS A PATTERN OF MOVEMENTS SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE VALUE INDEX. HOWEVER, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED SALES VOLUME INDEX AND TREND RISE MUCH MORE SLOWLY THAN THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED INDEX AND TREND FOR SALES VALUE.

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE ANALYSIS OF THE MARCH 1986 SURVEY RESULTS IS NOW ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, AT $1 PER COPY.

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

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.J__ISiAkffiALkJAlS

Petal Retail Salos for karor

v#5b vProvisional Figure) • HK>5 716 Billion

for February 1986 (Rovised Figure'

- HKI5 539 million

TABLE 2 i VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SATES _____________FOR FEBRUARY AND MARCH 1986______________

(Monthly overage of 1980 • 100)

Index of March 1986 March 1986 Jan. - Mar. 86

Ites Retail 1986 compared with compared with compared vlth

Sales February 1986 Karch 1985 Jan. - Mar. 85

(Revi sed (Pro vie- Points < Points < Points 4

figuroe) ional

figures)

(A FOR ALL RETAIL TRADES

Value 163 168 ♦ 5 * 3 45 4 3 4 1 4 1

Volume 110 113 ♦ 4 *3 e -3 - 2

(B. BY FAJCR TRADE TROUPS

Foodstuffs, alcoholic drinks Value 184 184 • • 45 4 3 4 2 4 1

and tobacco Volume ne 119 ♦ 2 4 1 44 43 4 1 4 1

Fuels Value 170 188 ♦ 17 * 10 - 7 -3 • •

Volume 110 124 * 14 4 13 • • 4 1 4 1

Clothing, footwear and Value 234 214 - 21 - 9 4 23 4 12 4 14 46

allied products Volume 144 129 -15 - 11 4 7 4 6 4 1 4 1

Consumer durables Value 14C 149 ♦ 9 * 6 4 2 4 1 4 3 4 2

Volume 99 105 + 6 ♦ 6 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2

Other consumer goods Value 149 159 4 10 46 4 5 4 3 - 2 - 1

Volume 104 no 4 6 4 5 - 1 - 1 - 5 - 5

(C) BY SELECTED TRADES

Supermarkets Value 375 334 - 41 - 11 4 41 4 14 4 44 4 14

Volume 225 200 - 25 - 11 4 23 4 13 4 22 4 12

Motor vehicles Value 91 86 - 5 - 5 44 45 4 9 *11

Volume 50 46 - 4 - 7 - 3 -6 4 1 4 2

Consumer aurabios other than Value 174 192 4 18 4 10 4 1 4 1 - 2 • 1

motor vehicles Volume 134 146 4 12 49 - 4 - 3 - 5 - 3

Department stores Value 158 155 - 4 - 2 • • -7 -4

Volume i in 107 - 4 - 3 1 - 4 -4 - 9 - 7

1. 'Toodstuffs, alcoholic drinks and tobacco" includes "supermarkets".

2. "Consumer durables" includes "motor vehicles".

3. "Other conauraer goods" includes "department stores".

4. Figures denoting changes are derived from the unrounded index figures* • denotes no change.

4

Notes (1) Monthy average of 1980 = 100.

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

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52 BUILDING PLANS APPROVED IN APRIL

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A JUNIOR SCHOOL FOR THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS FOUNDATION WAS AMONG 52 PLANS APPROVED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (B.O.O.) IN APR IL.

THE FIVE-STOREY BUILDING WILL BE AT SANDY BAY.

THE B.O.O. ALSO APPROVED THE FIRST PHASE OF A SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE BAPTIST CONVENTION OF HONG KONG AT ABERDEEN RESERVOIR ROADj A CONVENT IN SHA TIN PASS ROAD FOR THE MOTHER PROVINCIAL OF THE DAUGHTERS OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS INCORPORATED! AND A SCHOOL OF SIX STOREYS IN HIP WO STREET-HONG NING ROAD FOR KOCHOW AND LU I CHOW RESIDENTS (HK) ASSOCIATION LIMITED.

MOST OF THE 52 PLAN APPROVALS RELATED TO ACCOMMODATION BLOCKS. A TOTAL OF 19 APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL PROJECTS WERE GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT, INCLUDING 12 IN TEXACO ROAD, TSUEN WAN, RANGING FROM 33 TO 43 STOREYS, AND ONE IN TUEN MUN WHICH WILL CONSIST OF FIVE 33-STOREY BLOCKS.

EIGHT APARTMENT DEVELOPMENTS WERE APPROVED, INCLUDING A 28-STOREY BLOCK AT 12-14 MACDONNELL ROAD, AND A 27-STOREY BLOCK AT 27 BABINGTON PATH, BOTH ON HONG KONG ISLAND. APPROVAL WAS ALSO GIVEN TO BUILD 14 2O-STOREY BLOCKS ON SITE C OF THE HENG FA CHUEN DEVELOPMENT.

OTHER APPROVALS WERE FOR A PROJECT BY HEEYUN COMPANY LIMITED AT SHA TIN COMPRISING 19 TWO-STOREY RESIDENCES AND 13 APARTMENT BLOCKS, AS WELL AS A CLUBHOUSE AND TWO CARPORTS.

FIVE FACTORY DEVELOPMENTS RECEIVED THE GO-AHEAD, INCLUDING A FOUR-STOREY BLOCK FOR COATES BROTHERS (HK) LIMITED AT TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

FOUR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS WERE APPROVED, INCLUDING TWO OF 23 ~ AND 24 STOREYS IN HENNESSY ROAD, AND A BRIDGE WITH SHOPS IN PHASE 2 CF THE KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT.

THE HONG KONG PLAYGROUND ASSOCIATION AND THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL HAVE BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO BUILD RESPECTIVELY A DORMITORY FOR A RECREATION CAMP AT TUNG CHUNG ON LANTAU ISLAND AND A SEAMEN’S TRAINING CENTRE AT TAI LAM CHUNG IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

OF THE 52 PLANS APPROVED, 18 WERE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, Sl’X WERE IN KOWLOON AND 28 WERE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

DURING THE MONTH, PERMISSION WAS GIVEN FOR WORK TO START ON 42 PROJECTS.

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OCCUPATION PERMITS WERE ISSUED FOR A TOTAL OF 21 BUILDINGS, CF WHICH 11 WERE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, FOUR IN KOWLOON AND SIX IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. ' -

THEY INCLUDED 22 RESIDENCES IN PLANTATION, SEVERN AND MOUNT AUSTIN ROADS ON HONG KONG ISLAND; A SEVEN-STOREY EXTENSION TO ST PAUL’S CO-EDUCATIONAL COLLEGE ]N MACDONNELL ROAD^AND A

COMMERCIAL AND 867-R00M HOTEL DEVELOPMENT, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

THERE WERE ALSO SIX 31- AND 32-STOREY FIRST PHASE OF THE KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT; A

APARTMENT BLOCKS IN THE DEPOT FOR THE MASS

TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION AT LEI YUE MUNI THREE WORKSHOPS !N KOWLOON BAY AND A FURTHER WORKSHOP IN FO TANj AND A 753-ROOM HOTEL

IN SHA TIN.

IN APRIL, THE TOTAL FLOOR AREA OF BUILDINGS^COMPLETEDi WAS 279 487.3 SQUARE METRES ----------- ... ...7....

VALUED AT APPROXIMATELY $1 849 MILLION

IN THE SAME MONTH, TO BE DEMOLISHED.

ALLOCATION OF

THE B.O.O. GAVE CONSENT FOR 38 BUILDINGS

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PRIMARY ONE PLACES OUT ON SATURDAY

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RESULTS OF THE CENTRAL ALLOCATION SEPTEMBER THIS YEAR, UNDER THE PRIMARY EE ANNOUNCED ON SATURDAY (JUNE 7).

OF PRIMARY ONE PLACES FOR ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM, WILL

THE CENTRAL ALLOCATION,

OF 34 653 CHILDREN TAKING PART IN ..._ c 22 330 REPRESENTING 64.5 PER CENT, HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED TO SCHOOLS CF THEIR PARENTS’ FIRST THREE CHOICES, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID.

PARENTS ARE REQUESTED COLLECTION CENTRE IN THEIR OR SUNDAY (JUNE 8) BETWEEN SLIP.

TO GO BACK TO THE DISTRIBUTION-

OWN DISTRICT ON SATURDAY (JUNE 7)

9 AM AND 4 PM TO COLLECT AN ALLOCATION

THE SLIP CONTAINS THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE SCHOOL TO WHICH THEIR CHILD HAS BEEN ALLOCATED, TOGETHER WITH THE DATES AND DETAIL* FOR REGISTRATION.

PARENTS ARE REQUESTED TO BRING THEIR CHILD TO THE SCHOOL TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORMALITIES ON JUNE 12 OR 13.

THE REGISTRATION HOURS FOR AM SCHOOLS WILL BE FROM 9 AM TO NOON AND FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM FOR PM SCHOOLS.

/FOR WHOLE-DAY ......

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1$86

-OR wHOLE-DAY SCHOOLS, THE REGISTRATION HOURS WILL BE FROM 9 AM TO NOON AND FROM 2 PM TO A PM.

PARENTS WHO FOR PERSONAL REASONS CANNOT REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN a I TH THE SCHOOLS TO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED MUST CONTACT THE SCHOOLS DIRECT OR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION UNIT BEFOREHAND FOR ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT PARENTS WHO FAILED TO DO SO WOULD BE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN UP THE PLACES ALLOCATED.

THE ALLOCATION SLIP SHOULD BE SURRENDERED TO THE SCHOOL DURING REGISTRATION AND PARENTS MUST NOTE THAT ALL PLACES ALLOCATED ARE FINAL.

HOWEVER, IF PARENTS HAVE DIFFICULTIES SUCH AS HAVING MOVED TO ANOTHER DISTRICT AND THE ALLOCATED SCHOOL IS TOO FAR AWAY FROM THEIR NEW HOME, THEY CAN APPROACH THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION UNIT AT 269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, SECOND FLOOR, WAN CHAI, TO SEEK ASSISTANCE.

+THEY SHOULD BRING ALONG SUPPORTING DOCUMENTARY PROOF SUCH AS RENTAL RECEIPTS, RATES DEMAND NOTES, WATER OR ELECTRICITY BILLS BEARING THE NAME OF THE CHILD’S PARENT OR GUARD I AN,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+IF THEIR REQUESTS ARE JUSTIFIED, THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION UNIT WILL TRY TO FIND PLACES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT A SCHOOL NEARER TO THEIR NEW HOME.+ HE SAID.

PARENTS WHO FIND IT NECESSARY TO CHANGE SCHOOL AFTER REGISTRATION ARE ADVISED TO GET AN ASSURANCE OF ACCEPTANCE FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL BEFORE THEY TAKE BACK THE ALLOCATION SLIP FROM THE ORIGINAL SCHOOL AS RETRIEVAL OF THE SLIP WOULD MEAN THE CANCELLATION OF THE PLACE.

PARENTS WHO HAD SECURED A DISCRETIONARY PLACE AND HAD ALREADY REGISTERED WITH A SCHOOL LATE LAST YEAR NEED NOT REPEAT REGISTRATION FORMALITIES.

ANY PARENT WISHING TO MAKE FURTHER UNIT AT 5-724383 DURING OFFICE HOURS ON

ENQUIRIES MAY CONTACT THE OR AFTER SATURDAY (JUNE 7).

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1986

8

MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES FOR MONG KOK RESIDENTS

*****

RESIDENTS IN MONG KOK DISTRICT CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A SERIES F EXCITING AND MEANINGFUL ACTIVITIES ORGANISED AND SPONSORED Y THE IR DISTRICT BOARD.

THE BOARD HAS SET ASIDE $500 000 TO ENABLE ITS COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE TO HELP ORGANISE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS AND RECREATIONAL EVENTS IN THIS FINANCIAL YEAR.

SPORTS AND GAMES WILL BE PROMINENT IN THE PROGRAMME. A 'SPORTS FORTNIGHT’ WILL BE HELD TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR FOR ENTHUSIASTS AND ENERGETIC RESIDENTS. THERE WILL BE TABLE TENNIS AND MINISOCCER MATCHES, A DISTRICT-WIDE ATHLETIC MEETING, DEMONSTRATIONS CF SPORTS AND SKILLS, AND ALSO PERFORMANCES BY WELL-KNOWN TEAMS IN PARTICULAR SPORTS.

A TOTAL OF $30 000 WILL GO TOWARDS THIS EVENT WHICH WILL BE ORGANISED JOINTLY WITH THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION, WHICH wAS THE SUBJECT OF A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN LAST FINANCIAL YEAR.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD HAVE GENERALLY AGREED THAT EFFORTS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TOWARDS THE GRASS-ROOTS LEVEL AND THAT A PRAGMATIC APPROACH SHOULD BE ADOPTED.

THEY HAVE ALLOCATED $48 000 FOR ORGANISING ACTIVITIES TO wIDEN RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF CIVIC RIGHTS AND DUTIES AND ALSO TO HEIGHTEN THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

TO MARK INTERNATIONAL PEACE YEAR, THE BOARD HAS APPROVED $10 000 FOR SPONSORING A CONCERT TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF PEACE THROUGH POPULAR CONTEMPORARY MUSIC AND ALSO TO ENTERTAIN HANDICAPPED PEOPLE.

BESIDES THESE ACTIVITIES, THE BOARD HAS SET ASIDE FUNDS TO SUPPORT REGULAR PROJECTS SUCH AS THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AND THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN TO ENSURE A CONTINUITY OF EFFORTS IN PROMOTING PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

APART FROM THE MAJOR CAMPAIGNS, THE BOARD HAS ALSO APPROVED SPONSORSHIP FOR EVENTS ORGANISED BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO PROMOTE CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, AND OWNERS INCORPORATIONS.

IN THE FIRST FEW MONTHS, THE BOARD WILL BE SPONSORING 42 ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING FAMILY OUTINGS AND CAMPING, SEMINARS, TRAINING COURSES, VARIETY SHOWS AND VARIOUS SKILLS COMPETITIONS.

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3

BOARD MEMBERS TO VISIT URBAN COUNCIL SITES

*****

MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD AND ITS PLANS AND WORKS COMMITTEE WILL VISIT A NUMBER OF WORK SITES ON THE URBAN COUNCIL CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME 1986-87 TO 1990-91 TOMORROW (TUESDAY) MORNING.

THE PLACES SELECTED FOR VISIT INCLUDE SITES FOR A PARK AND AN INDOOR GAMES HALL IN THE WESTERN RECLAMATION, THE CHUN SING STREET UC COMPLEX, THE SMITHFIELD UC COMPLEX, THE PROPOSED REFUSE COLLECTION POINT AT CAINE ROAD AND THE PROPOSED OPEN SPACE AT CAINE LANE.

THE VISIT WILL HELP MEMBERS GET A BETTER-UNDERSTAND I NG OF THE WORKS PROGRAMME BEFORE A DISCUSSION AT THE BOARD’S PLANS AND 'WORKS COMMITTEE ON THE SUBJECT TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM NEXT FRIDAY (JUNE 13).

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LAM KAM-KWONG, AND SENIOR OFFICERS OF URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL ACCOMPANY MEMBERS ON THE VISIT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO JOIN THE SITE VISIT SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT 9.15 AM TOMORROW AT THE FOUNTAIN AREA ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL. TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED.

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DELEGATES LEAVE FOR ILO CONFERENCE * * * *

A TRIPARTITE HONG KONG DELEGATION HAS LEFT FOR GENEVA TO ATTEND THE 72ND SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT A TRIPARTITE DELEGATION INCLUDING EMPLOYERS’ AND EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES HAS SENT TO THE CONFERENCE. THE MOVE WILL ENABLE THE REPRESENTATIVES TO GAIN MORE INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND CONTACTS.

PREVIOUSLY HONG KONG HAD BEEN REPRESENTED BY AN OFFICER OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WHO ACTED AS ADVISER TO THE BRITISH DELEGATION.

/KEXBERS OF

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MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG DELEGATION INCLUDE THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DARWIN CHEN, MR LEE SHING-CHU „ CF THE TRADE UNIONS COUNCIL, AND DR LUI MING-WAH OF THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION. MR LEE AND DR LUI ARE REPRESENTING EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS RESPECTIVELY.

THE CONFERENCE, WHICH STARTS ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 4), IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL JUNE 25. THE HONG KONG DELEGATION WILL ATTEND THE CONFERENCE FOR THE FIRST TEN DAYS AND THEN RETURN BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY DUTY COMMITMENTS OF THE MEMBERS.

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EYE CARE CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY

* * *

THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS AND THE KWAI CHUNG ROTARY CLUB, IS ORGANISING AN +EYE CARING CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY* IN KwAI CHUNG DISTRICT.

THE MONTH-LONG CAMPAIGN, TO BEGIN SOON, WILL AIM AT ADVISING ELDERLY PEOPLE ABOUT OPHTHALMIC SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE AND ALSO AT MAKING THEM MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF EYE CARE.

A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 4) IN THE CORAL ROOM OF FURAMA HOTEL, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, AT 3 PM.

KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HO TUNG-CHING, CHAIRMAN OF TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, MR ROBERT CHAN CHIN-YUAN, AND PRESIDENT OF KWAI CHUNG ROTARY CLUB, MR LAURENT LAM KwING-CHEE, WILL SPEAK AT THE CONFERENCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE + EYE CARING CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY* PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HE.LD AT 3 PM ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 4) IN THE CORAL ROOM OF THE ’FURAMA HOTEL IN CONNAUGHT ROAD

CENTRAL.

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1986

11

INDUSTRY OFFICIAL ON PROMOTIONAL VISIT

*****

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR TONY EASON, LEFT HONG KONG OVER THE WEEKEND ON A PROMOTIONAL VISIT TO EUROPE.

IN PARIS, MR EASON WILL BRIEF JOURNALISTS INFORMALLY ON OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG AND ON INVESTMENT AND TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA. IN ADDITION, HE WILL VISIT SOME FACTORIES AND HOLD TALKS WITH THE FRENCH EMPLOYERS’ FEDERATION TO PROMOTE HONG KONG AS A LOCATION FOR FRENCH MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT.

MR EASON WILL GO ON TO LYON ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 4) WHERE HE WILL SPEAK AT A SEMINAR, ORGANISED BY BANQUE NATIONALE DE PARIS (BNP) AND THE LYON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PRESENTING HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES'AND THE OPPORTUNITY THEY PRESENT TO FRENCH MANUFACTURERS.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A PROMOTIONAL VISIT TO LYON.

DURING THE TRIP, MR EASON WILL ALSO VISIT HIS DEPARTMENT’S INVESTMENT PROMOTION OFFICES IN STUTTGART AND LONDON, AND WILL HOLD TALKS WITH OFFICIALS OF BRITAIN’S DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY.

HE IS DUE TO RETURN TO HONG KONG ON JUNE 11.

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GOOD PROSPECTS FOR AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT * * *

MANucIrTHoiZr ?2NS2EFR^BLE AUSTRALIAN INTEREST IN THE POSSIBILITY OF ^UFACTURINO ,N H0NG K0NG» THE PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT OF THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, MR C.L. CHU, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

.HAS JUST RETURNED FROM A THREE-WEEK INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTIONAL MISSION TO AUSTRALIA.

SPENT 10 DAYS IN SYNDEY, FOUR DAYS IN NEWCASTLE AND A ^EK J^Jo,SBANE4 HAVING MEETINGS INVOLVING OVER 50 COMPANIES AND ®^KS’ TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL ORGANISATIONS AND AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

/♦COMPANIES IN........

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♦COMPANIES IN FIELDS OF METALS, ENGINEERING, MACHINERY, CHEMICAL AND PLASTIC INDUSTRIES HAVE SHOWN KEEN INTEREST IN MANUFACTURING IN HONG KONG. TWELVE HAVE INDICATED THAT THEY WOULD FOLLOW UP THEIR INTEREST BY VISITING HONG KONG IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS,+ MR CHU SAID.

♦TO KEEP UP THE MOMENTUM, A SIMILAR MISSION HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR LATER THIS YEAR TO OTHER AUSTRALIAN CITIES,*

AT PRESENT, AUSTRALIA RANKS EIGHT IN THE LEAGUE OF OVERSEAS COUNTRIES INVESTING IN HONG KONG WITH A TOTAL OF 28 MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS AND TOTAL INVESTMENT ESTIMATED AT ABOUT |191 MILL ION.

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SHA TIN READY FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES *****

THERE WILL BE A FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE AT THE SHING MUN RIVER ON JUNE 11 (WEDNESDAY) WHEN DRAGON BOATS OF ALL SIZES COMPETE FOR TOP HONOURS IN THE SHA TIN DRAGON BOAT RACES.

THE ANNUAL DRAGON BOAT COMPETITION, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SHA TIN SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE, WILL GIVE RESIDENTS EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY THE TUEN NG FESTIVAL, A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

♦IN RESPONSE TO THE RACE INVITATION, 90 TEAMS HAVE ENTERED THE COMPETITION, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES FROM LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, PRIVATE COMPANIES, AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS,* HE SAID.

THE RACES, WHICH WILL INCLUDE A WOMEN’S SECTION, WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE DIVISIONS, FEATURING MEDIUM BOATS, SMALL BOATS AND PHOENIX DRAGON BOATS. ALTOGETHER, THERE ARE 36 TEAMS ENTERED FOR THE MEDIUM, 36 FOR SMALL AND 18 FOR THE PHOEKlX RACES.

THE COMPETITION WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE SHING MUN RIVER BETWEEN THE SAN MARTIN BRIDGE AND THE BANYON BRIDGE, COVERING A DISTANCE OF 650 METRES.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL BE THE GUEST OF HONOUR.

MORE THAN 50 000 SPECTATOR^ ARE EXPECTED TO WATCH FROM VANTAGE POINTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE RIVER BANK AND ON THE SAN MARTIN BRIDGE.

THE SECTION OF THE CYCLE TRACK OF THE PROMENADE BETWEEN SAN MARTIN BRIDGE AND THE BANYON BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED TO CYCLISTS FROM 7.30 AM TO 2 PM.

/THE SAN .......

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1986

THE SAN MARTIN BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM.

MEMBERS OF PUBLIC GOING TO THE DRAGON BOAT RACES ARE ADVISED TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

THE COST OF ORGANISING THE COMPETITION WAS MORE THAN $300 000, OF WHICH $36 000 WAS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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DRAGON BOAT HIGHLIGHT OF EXHIBITION *****

A DRAGON BOAT WILL BE ON DISPLAY WHEN AN EXHIBITION ON THE ORIGINS OF DRAGON BOAT RACES IN HONG KONG BEGINS AT CITIPLAZA IN TAIKOO SHING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE EXHIBITION, ON THE FOURTH FLOOR, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION, CITIPLAZA MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION. THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD CONTRIBUTED $9 600 TOWARDS THE EVENT.

THE MAIN ATTRACTION OF THE EXHIBITION, WHICH WILL RUN FOR 17 DAYS IS THE 11.6-METRE-LONG DRAGON BOAT, EQUIPPED WITH BANNERS, PARASOL, DRUM, GONG AND PADDLES.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT 6 PM TOMORROW. THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE OTHER ORGANISERS WILL OFFICIATE.

BESIDES THIS, A JOINT EXHIBITION ON THE WORK AND ACTIVITIES OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT RECREATION AND SPORTS ADVANCEMENT ASSOCIATION WILL BE HELD ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CITIPLAZA FROM JUNE 10 TO 16.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOMED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT DRAGON BOAT DISPLAY AND EXHIBITION TO BE HELD AT 6 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) ON THE FOURTH FLOOR OF CITIPLAZA, TAIKOO SHING.

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MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1986

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MANAGEMENT STAFF NEEDS BEING SURVEYED * * *

THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S COMMITTEE ON MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY TRAINING WILL BEGIN A SURVEY TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO ASCERTAIN THE MANPOWER AND TRAINING NEEDS OF MANAGEMENT STAFF IN HONG KONG.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES WERE SENT TWO WEEKS AGO TO ABOUT 2 OOO COMPANIES, WHICH WERE SELECTED AT RANDOM. INTERVIEWERS FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ARE NOW VISITING THESE COMPANIES TO COLLECT THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES AND, IF NECESSARY, TO ASSIST IN COMPLETING THEM.

EMPLOYERS OF THESE COMPANIES ARE URGED TO CO-OPERATE BY PROVIDING INFORMATION, WHICH WILL BE USED TO FORMULATE MANPOWER TRAINING PLANS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF MANAGEMENT STAFF.

THE INFORMATION COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY WILL BE HANDLED IN STRICT CONFIDENCE AND WILL BE PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO INDIVIDUAL COMPANIES, THE COUNCIL HAS STRESSED.

THE SURVEY WILL BE COMPLETED ON JUNE 30.

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ORAL ENGLISH COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS

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JOURNALISTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AN ENGLISH ORAL SKILLS COURSE ORGANISED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

THE COURSE IN EARLY JULY IS ONE OF A SERIES PLANNED BY THE COUNCIL’S JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD TO UPGRADE THE STANDARD OF JOURNALISTS.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND 12 THREE-HOUR SESSIONS IN THE MORNING OF MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS, STARTING FROM JULY 7.

COURSE FEE IS $950, BUT EACH PARTICIPANT PAYS $150 ONLY AND THE BALANCE WILL BE BORNE BY THE COUNCIL PROVIDED HE OR SHE COMPLETES THE COURSE WITH AN ATTENDANCE RATE OF NOT LESS THAN 70 PER CENT. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATION IS JUNE 23.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE COURSE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE JOURNALISM TRAINING BOARD, ON TEL. 5-8932341 EXT. 284 DURING OFFICE HOUR.

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NEW PUMPING STAT!ON AT MA CHAI HANG * * * * *

Twr <ATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR CONSTRUCTION 0- A FRESH WATER PUMPING STATION TO BE SITUATED NEAP THE ENTRANCE TO LION ROCK PARK, MA CHAI HANG.

THE NEW PUMPING STATION WILL BE A SINGLE STOREY STRUCTURE WITH A FLOOR AREA OF ABOUT 130 SQUARE METRES.

IT FORMS PART OF THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM THAT WILL MEET ADDITIONAL DEMAND ARISING FROM NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE MA CHAI HANG AND CHUK YUEN AREA.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN JUNE AND TAKE ABOUT 12 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 46.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 269.940 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 322.254 MILL ION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 55.0 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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YUEN LONG WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN YUEN LONG WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 5) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG), KUK TING STREET, SAI TAI STREET, YUEN LONG ON NING ROAD, TAI KIU ROAD AND YUEN FAT PATH. THE AFFECTED AREA ALSO INCLUDES TUNG LOK STREET, FUK HONG STREET, PAU CHUNG STREET, KIU LOK SQUARE, SAU FU STREET, FOOK TAK STREET, FOOK TAK AND FOOK YAT PATH.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MONETARY STATISTICS FOR APRIL.............................. 1

FIRST QUARTER EXPORTS STATISTICS RELEASED.................. 4

PROPER BUILDING MANAGEMENT URGED........................... 7

GRANT SOUGHT FOR BOARDING FACILITIES AT TRAINING COMPLEX .... 9

LEGCO TO CONSIDER EXPANSION OF TaVA SCHEME................ 10

HK APPROACH NEEDED FOR EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS............... 11

REVIS'/ ON PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOT TO BE DISCUSSED........ 12

ALL READY FOR SAI KUNG DRAGON BOAT RACES.................. 13

FIRE OFFICERS TO ATTEND CONVENTION IN PEKING.............. 13

APPLICATIONS FOR ARTS GRANTS INVITED...................... 14

STREET TO BE CLOSED FOR REDEVELOPMENT .................... 15

NEW ROAD FOR KWAI CHUNG AREA.............................. 15

CULTURE, SPORTS COMMITTEE TO MEET ........................ 16

INSTALLATION CEREMONY .................................... 16

1®T THE MEDIA............................................. 16

PRESS BRIEFING ........................................... 17

CHINESE VERSION ON SALE................................... 17

PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE.......................... 17

URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON HENNESSY ROAD............... 18

NO FLUSHING WATER......................................... 18

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 19*6

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MONETARY STATISTICS FOR APRIL * * * * *

MONETARY STATISTICS FOR APRIL ARE DISTORTED BY THE SUBSCRIPTION FOR SHARES OF CATHAY PACIFIC. ACCORDING TO STATISTICS PUBLISHED TODAY (TUESDAY) BY THE MONETARY AFFAiRb BRANCH, DEMAND DEPOSITS ON THE LAST BUSINESS DAY OF APRIL WERE M6RE THAN TWO TIMES HIGHER THAN A MONTH EARLIER. SAV INGs DEPOSITS FELL, BUT TIME DEPOSITS WITH BANKS CONTINUED TO GROW STEADILY.

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS INCREASED RAPIDLY BECAUSE OF THE RISE IN DEMAND DEPOSITS. TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ALSO INCREASED, BUT AT LOWER RATES THAN THE CORRESPONDING HONG KONG DOLLAR COMPONENTS.

LOANS FOR USE IN HON& KONG ROSE RAPIDLY, REFLECTING THE LARGE AMOUNTS LENT TO APPLICANTS FOR CATHAY PACIFIC SHARES. LOANS TO FINANCE THE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG RECORDED A HIGHER GROWTH RATE THAN IN PREVIOUS MONTHS.

DEPOSITS

IN APRIL, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEMAND DEPOSITS INCREASED BY 220.6 PER CENT. SAVINGS DEPOSITS FELL BY 4.2 PER CENT WHILE TIME DEPOSITS WITH BANKS GREW BY 1.9 PER CENT. TOTAL HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS WITH ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING INSTITUTIONS INCREASED BY 21.8 PER CENT IN APRIL.

1 )RE IGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS ALSO INCREASED, BY 2.6 PER CENT. X._,w NG A DECREASE OF 0.1 PER CENT IN MARCH. IN THE THREE MON ” apr-l FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW BY 6.8 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS BY 38.5 ’ER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY SWAP DEPOSITS INCREASED MORE RAPIDLY THIS MONTH, BY 10.8 PER CENT, AFTER AN INCREASE .OF 2.4.PER CENT IN MARCH. ADJUSTED TO INCLUDE THESE DEPOSITS, HORG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS INCREASED BY 20.6 PER CENT IN APRIL, WHILE FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS INCREASED BY 1.7 PER CENT.

DEPOSITS (ALL CURRENCIES) WITH BANKS ROSE BY 14.8 PER CENT IN APRIL, FOLLOWING A DECREASE OF 0.1 PER CENT IN NARGH-TDTAL DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL BY 4.4 PER CENT AFTER A DECREASE OF 2.5 PER CENT IN MARCH. '

IN THE THREE MONTHS TO APRIL, TOTAL DEPOSITS WITH BANKS GREW BY 17.5 PER CENT, WHILE DEPOSITS WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL BY 5.6 PER CENT- OVER THE 12 MONTHS, THE RESPECTIVE GROWTH RATES WERE 40.9 PER CENT AND 8.9 PER CENT.

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HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY Ml ROSE BY 120.3 PER CENT AFTER DECREASING BY 2.0 PER CENT IN MARCH. HK$M2 AND HK$M3 ALSO INCREASED. BY 24.2 PER CENT AND 19.4 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY THIS MONTH. AS MENTIONED EARLIER, THESE UNUSUALLY HIGH GROWTH RATES RESULTED FROM THE SUBSCRIPTION FOR SHARES IN CATHAY PAC IF IC. a

FOREIGN CURRENCY MONEY SUPPLY

FOREIGN CURRENCY MONEY SUPPLY Ml FELL BY 2.6 PER CENT WHILE M2 AND M3 INCREASED BY 3.7 PER CENT AND 2.5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO APRIL, FOREIGN CURRENCY Ml GREW BY 5.2 PER CENT, M2 BY 8.8 PER CENT, AND M3 BY 6.5 PER CENT” OVER THE 12 MONTHS, THE CORRESPONDING GROWTH RATES WERE 18.6 PER CENT, 40.9 PER CENT AND 37.0 PER CENT.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES GREW BY 9.3 PER CENT IN APRIL. LOANS DENOMINATED IN HONG KONG DOLLARS GREW BY 17.7 PER CENT WHILE LOANS DENOMINATED IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES GREW BY 1.1 PER CENT. IN THE THREE MONTHS TO APRIL, LOANS DENOMINATED IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES GREW BY 6.1 PER CENT AND OVER THE 12 MONTHS, BY 9.2 PER CENT.

WITHIN THE TOTAL, LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG GREW BY 15.9 PER CENT - A LARGE PART OF THIS INCREASE WILL HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE CATHAY PACIFIC ISSUE. LOANS TO FINANCE THE VISIBLE TRADE OF HONG KONG GREW FASTER THIS MONTH, BY 5.6 PER CENT, AFTER RISING BY 1.3 PER CENT IN FEBRUARY AND 2.4 PER CENT IN MARCH.

LIQUIDITY RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. 18 OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS INCREASED TO 52.9 PER CENT IN APRIL FROM 51.3 PER CENT IN MARCH. THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES (AS DEFINED IN S. 24A CF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE) FELL TO 40.2 PER CENT IN APRIL FROM 43.7 PER CENT IN MARCH.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS INCREASED BY 2 TO 149. THE NUMBER OF LICENSED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES REMAINED UNCHANGED AT 36. THE NUMBER OF REPORTING REGISTERED DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES DECREASED BY 8 TO 271.

TUESDAY, JUHI 3, 1986

MONETARY STATISTICS - APRIL 1986

Apr 1986 tier months to April 1986) (HK$mn)

Earl

(Z change

Money Supply Mar 1986 Jan 1986 Apr 1985

Ml - HK1 92,189 41,850 (+120.3%) 43,721 (+110.9%) 36,075 (+155.5%)

Foreign currency 3,917 4,021 (- 2.6%) 3,722 (+ 5.2%) 3,303 (+ 18.6%)

Total 96,106 45,871 (+109.5%) 47,442 (+102.6%) 39,378 (+144.1Z)

M2 - HKi 248,716 200,196 (+ 24.2%) 200,986 (+ 23.7Z) 179,936 (+ 38.2%)

Foreign currency 220,781 212,897 (+ 3.7%) 202,913 (+ 8.8%) 156,646 (+ 40.9%)

Total 469,497 413,093 (+ 13.7%) 403,900 (+ 16.2%) 336,582 (+ 39.5%)

M3 - HK$ 285,463 239,171 (+ 19.4%) 241,030 (+ 18.4Z) 217,191 (+ 31.4Z)

Foreign currency 267,663 261,217 (+ 2.5%) 251,318 (+ 6.5%) 195,434 (+ 37.0Z)

Total 553,126 500,388 (+ 10.5%) 492,349 (+ 12.3%) 412,625 (+ 34.1%)

Deposits

Demand deposits 78,759 27,367 (+187.8%) 29,078 (+170.9Z) 24,707 (+218.8%)

Savings deposits 97,017 100,013 (- 3.0%) 100,574 (- 3.5%) 87,314 (+ 11.1%)

Time deposits with banks 269,981 260,825 (+ 3.5%) 249,818 (+ 8.1%) 204,446 (+ 32.1%)

Time deposits with dtcs 79,853 83,487 (- 4.4%) 84,626 (- 5.6%) 73,299 (+ 8.9%)

All HK$ deposits 263,466 216,294 (+ 21.8%) 218,548 (+ 20.6Z) 200,424 (+ 31.5%)

All foreign currency deposits 262,144 255,398 (+ 2.6%) 245,548 (+ 6.8%) 189,341 (+ 38.5%)

Total 525,610 471,692 (+ 11.4%) 464,096 (+ 13.3Z) 389,765 (+ 34.9%)

Loans and advances

To finance Hr-* Kong’s visible 33,664 31,885 (+ 5.6%) 30,744 (+ 9.5%) 33.198 (+ 1.4%)

trade

To finance merchandising trade 4,865 5,657 (- 14.0%) 4,246 (+ 14.6%) 4.179 (+ 16.4%)

not touching Hong Kong

Other loans for use in Hong Kong 279,002 240,655 (+ 15.9%) 237,228 (+ 17.6%) 226,159 (+ 23.4%)

Other loans for use outside Hong Kong 160,076 155,372 (+ 3.0%) 150,476 (+ 6.4%) 145,221 (+ 10.2%)

Other loans where the place of use 24,327 25,672 (- 5.2%) 22,781 (+ 6.8Z) 20.155 (+ 20.7%)

is not known

All loans in HK$ 267,413 227,254 (+ 17.7%) 224,496 (+ 19.1%) 214,214 (+ 24.8%)

All loans in foreign currencies 234,521 231,987 (+ 1.1%) 220,980 (+ 6.1%) 214,698 (+ 9.2%)

Total 501,934 459,241 0 - (+ 9.3%) 445,476 (+ 12.7Z) 428,912 (+ 17.0%)

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1986

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FIRST QUARTER EXPORTS STATISTICS RELEASED * * * H

IN TERMS OF THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986, THE SIX MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY GROUPS WERE WEARING APPAREL, El ECTR ICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, TEXTILES, PROFESSIONAL AND O.'TICAL EQUIPMENT, PLASTIC PRODUCTS, AND BASIC PETALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS.

THEY TOGETHER ACCOUNTED FOR 84 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE OF DOMESTIC MERCHANDISE EXPORTS.

AMONG ALL INDUSTRIES, THE LARGEST INCREASES IN ABSOLUTE VALUE OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (+5948 MILLION),.PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT (+1322 MILLION), PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING (+S7O MILLION), FOOTWEAR (+$68 MILLION), TOBACCO (+$35 MILLION), AND ELECTRICITY (+$30 MILLION).

IN RELATIVE TERMS, INDUSTRIES WITH THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE INCREASES OVER THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WERE FOOTWEAR (+59 PER CENT), BEVERAGES (+51 PER CENT), ELECTRICITY (+30 PER CENT), TEXTILES (+20 PER CENT), AND TOBACCO (+19 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS COMPARED WITH THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 WERE RECORDED FOR ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS (-$686 MILLION OR -10 PER CENT), NON-ELECTRICAL MACHINERY (-$430 MILLION OR -43 PER CENT), WEARING APPAREL (-$327 MILLION OR -5 PER CENT), BASIC METALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS (-$76 MILLION OR -6 PER CENT), LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS (-$40 MILLION OR -37 PER CENT), AND WOOD AND CORK PRODUCTS, FURNITURE AND FIXTURES (-$21 MILLION OR -12 PER CENT). A SIGNIFICANT PERCENTAGE DECREASE WAS ALSO OBSERVED IN TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (-52 PER CENT).

THE ABOVE ARE SOME OF THE STATISTICS RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY) ON DOMESTIC EXPORTS ANALYSED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986. THIS SERIES IS DERIVED BY REGROUPING ALL SIX-DIGIT MERCHANDISE EXPORT ITEMS UNDER THE PRESENT EXTERNAL TRADE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE INDUSTRIES IN WHICH THESE MERCHANDISt ITEMS ARE NORMALLY PRODUCED. TRANSACTIONS IN GOLD AND SPECIE ARE EXCLUDED.

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

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

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

FURTHER DETAILS OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS STATISTICS FOR MERCHANDISE RECLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN MAY BE SEEN IN THE ATTACHED TABLE WHICH IS OBTAINABLE FROM THE INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. 3-7224504).

A TABLE ON THESE STATISTICS FOR SELECTED INDUSTRIES IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE REPORT +HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE, MARCH 1986+.

VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS FOR MERCHANDISE, RECLASSIFIED BY INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1985 AND OF 1986

(HKS’OOO)

INDUSTRIAL MERCHANDISE DOMESTIC EXPORTS

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COMMODITIES 1ST QTR. 1ST QTR. VALUE

EXPORTED 1985 1986 CHANGE % CHANGE

AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY AND FISHING

AGR 1 CULTURAL, L 1VESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION 2 420 1 297 -1 123 -46

OCEAN AND COASTAL FISHING 65 273 66 238 965 1

MINING AND QUARRYING 1 295 1 369 74 6

MANUFACTUR ING FOOD 263 898 271 371 7 473 3

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BEVERAGES 35 573 53 780 18 207 51

TOBACCO 189 979 225 472 35 493 19

TEXTILES ( INCLUDING KNITTING) 4 694 868 5 642 578 947 710 20

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR AND KNITWEAR 7 092 398 6 765 556 -326 842 - 5

LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS 108 438 68 502 - 39 936 -37

FOOTWEAR 115 174 183 561 68 387 59

WOOD AND CORK PRODUCTS, FURNITURE AND FIXTURES 180 431 159 347 - 21 084 -12

PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING 479 666 549 268 69 602 15

CHEMICALS AND CHEMICAL PRODUCTS 319 598 308 658 - 10 940 - 3

RUBBER PRODUCTS 51 137 39 782 - 11 355 -22

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 2 027 463 2 028 201 738 *

NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS 107 894 114 826 6 932 6

BASIC METALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 1 340 929 1 264 648 - 76 • 281 - 6

MACHINERY, EXCEPT ELECTRICAL 990 810 561 131 -429 679 -43

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 6 851 281 6 165 761 -685 520 -10

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 28 552 13 628 - 14 924 -52

PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT 2 236 351 2 558 292 321 941 14

OTHER MANUFACTURING INDUSTR IES 1 678 697 1 958 411 279 714 17

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ELECTRICITY 100 894 131 193 30 299 30

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

(E.G. DEVELOPED 12 767 12 984 217 2

PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES AND FILM, ANTIQUES, AND WORKS OF ART)

TOTAL 28 975 784 29 145 851 170 067 1

INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES OF A COLUMN MAY NOT ADD UP EXACTLY TO THE CORRESPONDING TOTAL DUE TO ROUNDING.

* CHANGE OF LESS THAN 1 PER CE1LT.

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PROPER BUILDING MANAGEMENT URGED *****

PROPER AND REGULAR BUILDING MAINTENANCE IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT CF GOOD BUILDING MANAGEMENT WHICH NOT ONLY PROLONGS THE LIFE OF A STRUCTURE, BUT ALSO CREATES A SAFE AND PLEASANT ENVIRONMENT FOR RESIDENTS, SAID THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, WHO SUPERVISES THE DISTRICT’S BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM (BMCT).

HEADED BY A HOUSING MANAGER ON SECONDMENT FROM THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, THE BMCT WAS SET UP IN MAY LAST YEAR FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS MADE IN A REPORT ON A PILOT SCHEME ON PRIVATE BUILDING MANAGEMENT CONDUCTED IN YAU MA TEI IN 1982.

THE SCHEME IDENTIFIED, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE NEED TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL GOVERNMENT TEAM ON A DISTRICT BASIS TO ASSIST AND ADVISE BUILDING MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS AND RESIDENTS TO IMPROVE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS IN THEIR BUILDINGS, MR CHENG SAID.

IN YAU MA TEI, HE SAID, THERE WERE ABOUT 1 300 PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS, 51 PER CENT OF WHICH WERE BUILT BEFORE 1965.

+MOST OF THESE AGING BUILDINGS SUFFER FROM VARIOUS DEGREES OF POOR MANAGEMENT,* HE ADDED.

THERE WERE POTENTIAL FIRE AND HEALTH HAZARDS; ILLEGAL ALTERATIONS TO MEANS OF ESCAPE; UNAUTHORISED STRUCTURES ON ROOFTOPS AND POOR MAINTENANCE OF COMMON PARTS, HE POINTED OUT.

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THE PRIMARY AIM OF THE BMCT WAS THEREFORE TO EFFECT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF PRIVATELY OWNED MULTI-STOREY RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IN THE DISTR ICT.

THE TEAM ALSO CO-ORDINATED INTER-DEPARTMENTAL EFFORTS TO ENFORCE EXISTING LEGISLATION RELATED TO BUILDING CONTROL, HE SAID.

THIRTY BUILDINGS, REPRESENTING A CROSS-SECTION OF MISMANAGED BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT, WERE CHOSEN IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD FOR IMPROVEMENT ACTION. SO FAR THE BMCT HAD EFFECTED 84 IMPROVEMENT WORKS TO THESE BUILDINGS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED.

BESIDES CONDUCTING REGULAR INSPECTIONS, THE TEAM ALSO INFORMED THE MANAGEMENT BODIES OF THE 30 BUILDINGS OF THE PROBLEMS AND MATTERS REQUIRING THEIR ATTENTION, ADVISING THEM OF POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT MEASURES AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO TAKE POSITIVE ACTIONS TO TACKLE THE PROBLEMS.

SINCE ITS INCEPTION, THE TEAM HAD HAD REGULAR MEETINGS WITH THE BUILDING MANAGEMENT BODIES AND HAD ORGANISED EIGHT EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS FOR THE RESIDENTS.

* IMPROVEMENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE BY A NUMBER OF OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES ON THE CLEANLINESS, SECURITY, FIRE SAFETY, MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE BUILDINGS,* MR CHENG SAID.

OF THE 30 TARGET BUILDINGS, SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT HAD BEEN OBSERVED ON EIGHT BUILDINGS WHILE THE MANAGEMENT BODIES OF ANOTHER FIVE BUILDINGS WERE ACTIVELY CONSIDERING MAJOR MAINTENANCE WORKS TO THEIR BUILDINGS AT COSTS RANGING FROM $100 000 TO $1.6 MILLION, HE SAID.

SINCE MAY THIS YEAR, 15 MORE BUILDINGS HAD BEEN UNDER THE INSPECTION OF THE TEAM AND MIGHT BE INCLUDED TO THE LIST OF TARGET BUILDINGS.

+WE HOPE TO EXPAND THE LIST OF TARGET BUILDINGS AND TO RENDER ASSISTANCE TO ANOTHER 50 MISMANAGED BUILDINGS IN 1986-87,+ NR CHENG SAID.

OTHER ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE YEAR INCLUDE VISITS BY OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES TO SOME WELL-MANAGED PRIVATE BUILDINGS BOTH WITHIN AND OUTSIDE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT TO ENHANCE LIAISON AMONG MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS AND TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE IN BUILDING MANAGEMENT.

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GRANT SOUGHT FOR BOARDING FACILITIES AT TRAIN IMG COMPLEX ******

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS AT TOMORROW’S SITTING A PROPOSAL FOR A CAPITAL GRANT OF ABOUT $940 000 TO PROVIDE 108 BOARDING FACILITIES AT THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION FOR THE MENTALLY F DICAPPED’S VOCATIONAL TRAINING COMPLEX IN TAI PO.

IN NOVEMBER 1983, THE FINANCE COMMITTEE APPROVED A CAPITAL Gr.ANT OF ABOUT $9.9 MILLION TO THE ASSOCIATION TO CONSTRUCT AND FURNISH A VOCATIONAL TRAINING COMPLEX AT PINEHILL VILLAGE IN TAI PO IN ORDER TO UPGRADE THE EXISTING CENTRE’S TRAINING FACILITIES AND ID EXPAND ITS CAPACITY FROM 60 TO 168 TRAINING PLACES.

WHILE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE COMPLEX HAS BEEN COMPLETED, THE AGENCY HAS APPLIED TO EXPAND ITS BOARDING FACILITIES FROM THE EXISTING CAPACITY OF 60 TO 168 PLACES IN LINE WITH THE EXPANSION OF THE TRAINING CENTRE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID BOARDING FACILITIES WERE CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES FOR THE MENTALLY

HANDICAPPED

HE NOTED THAT IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING BOARD AND LODGING FOR TRAINEES, THE BOARDING SECTION PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN DEVELOPING AND NURTURING TRAINEES’ INDEPENDENCE AND SOCIAL SKILLS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING.

+TRAINEES ARE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN SPECIALLY DESIGNED PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES SUCH AS PERSONAL GROOMING AND HYGIENE. MANNERS AND HABITS, HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL INTER-PERSONAL SKILLS AT WORK AND IN PUBLIC PLACES,+ HE SAID. . .

♦TRAINING IN THESE SOCIALISATION SKILLS COMPLEMENTS THE VOCATIONAL SKILLS ACQUIRED AT THE CENTRE AND PROVIDES TRAINEES WITH! MORE CONFIDENCE TO INTEGRATE INTO THE ORDINARY WORKING ENVIRONMENT.^

THE SPOKESMAN SAID SUITABLE PREMISES OF 1 002 SQUARE METRES AT THE NEARBY KWONG FUK ESTATE IN TAI PO HAD BEEN ALLOCATED TO THE AGENCY TO ESTABLISH BOARDING FACILITIES FOR 84 TRAINEES.

IN ADDITION, TWO STONE COTTAGES AT THE PINEHILL VILLAGE WERE AVAILABLE FOR CONVERSION INTO A BOARDING SECTION FOR 24 TRAINEES.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT THIS PROPOSAL WAS NOT INCLUDED AS PART OF THE ORIGINAL SUBMISSION SEEKING THE GRANT TO CONSTRUCT THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COMPLEX BECAUSE AT THAT TIME SUITABLE PREMISES FOR BOARDING FACILITIES HAD NOT BEEN LOCATED.

WHEN THE FITTING-OUT AND CONVERSION WORK IS COMPLETED LATER THIS YEAR THE AGENCY WOULD REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL ANNUAL SUBVENTION OF ABOUT $1.4 MILLION TO MEET THE OPERATING COSTS OF THESE FACILITIES, HE ADDED.

/THS J1KANCS.......

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THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO DISCUSS A NUMBER OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PUBLIC WORKS SUB-COMMITTEE.

OTHER ITEMS TO BE RAISED AT TOMORROW’S MEETING AREi

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AN INCREASE IN THE MONTHLY ALLOWANCE PAID TO CADETS ATTENDING THE POLICE CADET SCHOOL}

an INCRFAHF IN THE PROJECT ESTIMATE TO PROVIDE FUNDS IN 1986-67 for THE HOUSING AUTHORITY TO ADMINISTER THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME}

A REVISION IN EX-GRATIA ALLOWANCES FOR PAYMENT TO

MARICULTURISTS WHO ARE AFFECTED BY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARINE FISH CULTURE ORDINANCE}

BEST LENDING RATE OFFERED BY THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION AS THE INTEREST RATE TO K APPLIED, UNDER THE TERMS OF THE TECHNICAL SERVICES AGREEMENT, TO THE DEPRECIATED VALUE OF EQUIPMENT FOR THE REPLACEMENT AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING SECURITY CHECKING EQUIPMENT USED WITHIN THE SECURITY SEARCH AREA OF HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT!

AN INCREASE IN COMMITMENT FOR THE PURCHASE OF TWO SPARE FAST PROPULSION ENGINES FOR POLICE LAUNCHES! AND

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SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION TO MEET THE REFUND OF FEES FOR PRIVATE MOORINGS AND PLEASURE VESSEL LICENCES.

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APPROVAL WILL BE SOUGHT FROM THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (WEDNESDAY) TO ENABLE MORE APPLICANTS TO BENEFIT FROM THE ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SUPPLEMENTARY SCHEME.

CHARGES

TOMORROW TRAFFIC

FOR THIS PURPOSE, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON P4ERS JACOBS, WILL MOVE A MOTION TO AMEND THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS (ASSISTANCE FUND) ORDINANCE SO AS TO EXTEND THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE SUBMISSION OF CLAIMS AND TO IMPROVE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHEME.

OTHER MAIN BUSINESS AT TOMORROW'S MEETING WILL BE NINE BILLS AND EIGHT QUESTIONS.

/THE FIVE

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THE FIVE BILLS DUE FOR FIRST AND SECOND READING ARE:

* CIVIL AVIATION (AIRCRAFT NOISE) BILL 1986;

* SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 }

* FIRE SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1986;

* PUBLIC HOLIDAY (ROYAL VISIT) BILL 1986; AND

* LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) AMENDMENT BILL 1986.

DEBATE WILL ALSO RESUME ON FOUR BILLS PRIOR TO COMMITTEE STAGE AND THIRD READING:

* DRUG ADDICTS TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986;

* ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986;

* PUBLIC BUS SERVICES (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986; AND

* ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986.

A STATEMENT WILL ALSO BE MADE BY THE HON CHEN SHOU-LUM ON THE REPORT OF THE UMELCO POLICE GROUP 1985.

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HK APPROACH NEEDED FOR EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS

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THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG, SAID THAT AS WAS GENERALLY TRUE IN OTHER AREAS HONG KONG’S EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS REQUIRED HONG KONG SOLUTIONS.

SPEAKING AT THE SPEECH DAY OF MARYMOUNT SECONDARY SCHOOL, NR LEUNG SAID IN THE EVOLUTION OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM, HONG KONG HAD SUCCEEDED IN FOLLOWING THIS APPROACH WHICH ALSO FORMED THE BASIS OF HK’S FUTURE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

+IT WOULD NOT BE IN OUR INTERESTS TO MEDDLE WITH THIS APPROACH, A PRAGMATIC AND PRACTICAL VIEW OF EDUCATION WHICH HAS SERVED US WELL,+ HE SAID.

MR LEUNG ALSO NOTED THAT HONG KONG’S EDUCATION POLICY WAS ONE OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, CITING AS EXAMPLES THE WHITE PAPERS ON EDUCATION IN 1965, 1974, 1978 AND 1981, THE OVERALL REVIEW BY THE PANEL OF OVERSEAS VISITORS IN 1982 AND THE EDUCATION COMMISSION REPORT NO. 1 IN 1984.

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HE SAID THE SYSTEM WAS CAPABLE OF FURTHER IMPROVEMENT AND HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Jg^LD gO_FROM >TREN TO STRENGTH ALONG FAMILIAR LINES THAT WERE NOW WtLL KNU , UNDERSTOOD AND RESPECTED.

^ITU RFTTFR CO-ORDINATION OF DIFFERENT SECTORS NOW BEING ACH.eIbD Sv m^ESTABLISHMENT OF THE EDUCATION COMMISSION THIS APPROACH WILL BE EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE IN THE FUTURE,* HE ADDE .

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REVIEW ON PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOT TO BE DISCUSSED * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON THURSDAY (JUNE 5) TO DISCUSS THE 1985 ACTION PROGRAMME REVIEW ON PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS IN THE DISTR ICT.

THE REVIEW. PRODUCED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, EXPLAINS HO* TO DEFINE A LOCATION AS A PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOT.

THE DEFINITION HAS BEEN WIDENED TO INCLUDE LOCATIONS . ITH SIX OR MORE PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS PER YEAR; LOCATIONS ITH PEDESTRIAN FLOW PROBLEMS; AND LOCATIONS WHICH HAD BEEN SPECIFICALLY POINTED OUT TO THE DEPARTMENT IN 1985.

ALSO STATES THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAD CONDUCTED

~ vEHICLE-PEDESTRIAN COUNTS IN THE KOWLOON CITY AREA LAST YEAR TO REVIEW TRAFFIC CONDITION AND INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS.

THIRTY IMPROVEMENT MEASURES WERE IMPLEMENTED IN 1985 AND MANY OF THESE WERE PEDESTRIAN-CROSSING FACILITIES.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A PAPER ON TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ELDERLY PEDESTRIANS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE KOwLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.15 PM ON THURSDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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ALL READY FOR SAI KUNG DRAGON BOAT RACES *****

DETAILS OF THE 1986 SAI KUNG DRAGON BOAT RACES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY (JUNE 6) AT THE HONG KONG AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED (HAECO) PREMISES IN KOWLOON CITY.

THE DRAGON BOAT RACES HAVE BEEN SPONSORED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD AND HAECO, AND ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT DRAGON BOAT RACING ASSOCIATION UNDER THE SAI KUNG RURAL COMMITTEE. A SPECIAL RACE WILL BE HELD DURING THE FESTIVAL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE OXFAM CHARITY ORGANISATION.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE ATTENDED BY SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR KEVIN HO? CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE SAI KUNG RURAL COMMITTEE, MR LAU WAN-HEI AND MR CHAN KWAI-SANG? DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF HAECO, MR GRAHAM HOWAT? AND EDUCATION AND INFORMATION OFFICER OF OXFAM, MR PAUL CHU.

AFTER THE PRESS CONFERENCE, AN EXHIBITION ON PAST TRIUMPHS OF SAI KUNG DRAGON BOAT TEAMS AND THE WORK OF OXFAM WILL BE HELD.

NOTE TO EDITORS?

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND THE EXHIBITION ON FRIDAY AT 3 PM. THE PRESS CONFERENCE AND THE EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HONG KONG AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED (HAECO), HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 60 CONCORDE ROAD, KOWLOON CITY. TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL LEAVE BY 2 PM FROM THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER, TSIM SHA TSUI. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE HAECO BUILDING AS SPECIAL PASSES WILL HAVE TO BE ARRANGED.

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FIRE OFFICERS TO ATTEND CONVENTION IN PEKING X X X

TWO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE FIRE SERVICES WILL ATTEND A CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION ON FIRE SERVICES TECHNOLOGY IN PEKING FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO JUNE 9.

THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF THE NEW TERRITORIES COMMAND, MR CHEUNG SHU-SHING, AND THE SENIOR DIVISIONAL OFFICER OF THE COMMUNICATION CENTRE, MR HSU KING-PING, WILL JOIN FIRE FIGHTING AND FIRE SAFETY CONSULTANTS AND EXPERTS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES AT THE CONVENTION.

MR CHEUNG WILL GIVE AN ADDRESS ON THE ORGANISATION OF HONG KONG’S FIRE SERVICES.

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ADVANCED FIRE-FIGHTING AND FIRE PREVENTION EQUIPMENT WILL BE GN SHOW AT THE EXHIBITION.

CHEUNG WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INVITE PARTICIPANTS TC ATTEND THE +P IRE EAST ’87 CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION* WHIC1-.. ILL HELD IN HONG KONG FROM NOVEMBER 30 TO DECEMBER 3 NEXT YEAR THIS CONFERENCE IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG •RANCH THE INSTITUTION OF F IRE ENGINEERS WITH THE SUPPORT OF -t - IRE SERVICES.

APPLICATIONS FOR ARTS GRANTS INVITED it K l€ K k

LOCAL PERFORMING ARTISTS AN RTS ORGANISATIONS MAY NOW APPLY FOR GRANTS FROM THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (CFFm) UNDER THE COUNCIL’S GRANTS APPLICATION SCHEME (GAS) 1986.

a SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL SAiD THE GRANTS ARE DISBURSED ..(TH THE AIM GF ENCOURAGING AND PROMOTING STANDARDS OF ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE.

+APPL(CATIONS ARE RESTRICTED TO uOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND TO INDIVIDUALS RESIDENT IN HONG KONG, AND PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO HAVE DISPLAYED PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE IN THE PERFORMING ARTS FIELD,+ HE ADLlu.

THE FOLLOWING TYPES 0- GRANT ..ILL BE AVAILABLE: PROJECT ckANTS, CAPITAL GRANTS AND GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS.

PROJECT GRANTS WILL BE AWARDED TO HELP WITH SPECIFIC PROJECTS OR EVENTS; CAPITAL GRANTS ARE INTENDED TO ASSIST IN THE PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT ESSENTIAL TO A PERFORMANCE; AND GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS .•.ILL BE GIVEN TO ASSIST LOCAL PROFESSIONALS IN COVERING THE COSTS EITHER OF A SPECIFIC PROJECT OR OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW TECHNIQUES OR IDEAS IN THE RELEVANT PERFORMING ARTS FIELD.

APPLICANT ORGANISATIONS uHOULD BE BONA FIDE, REGISTERED BODIES WHICH ARE REGISTERED CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS OR HAVE CLEARLY-STATED NON-PROFIT-MAKING AIMS.

CFPA GRANTS ARE AWARDED TO FUND ACTIVITIES WHICH ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1986-87. THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JULY 31.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOw AVAILABLE FROM THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, TENTH FLOOR, HARBOUR CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, •iAN CHAI, HONG KONG.

FURTHER DETAILS MAY EE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE CFPA SECRETARIAT ON 5-735878, 5-735569 OR 5-735045.

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STREET TO BE CLOSED FOR REDEVELOPMENT *****

A SECTION OF FJ MEI STREET EAST IN WONG TAI SIN IS TO BE ERMANENTLY CLOSED TO FACILITATE THE REDEVELOPMENT OF LOK FU .STATE PHASE II.

THE CLOSURE IS REQUIRED TO PERMIT THE CONSTRUCTION OF TRIPLE LINEAR BLOCKS AND LANDSCAPE WORKS.

THE PLAN AND SCHEME OF THE PROPOSED CLOSURE CAN BE INSPECTED AT CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE; THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, KOWLOON EAST; AND WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL IN WRITING SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS BY JULY 29.

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NEW ROAD FOR KWAI CHUNG AREA *****

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO BUILD A ROAD IN KWAI CHUNG TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO TWO FUTURE SALES SITES TO BE KNOWN AS KCTL 395 AND KCTL 398.

THE 3OO-METRE ROAD WILL RUN GOVERNMENT LAND FORMERLY USED AS HOUSING AREA, TO KWAI YAN ROAD.

FROM HING FONG ROAD, THROUGH THE HA KWAI CHUNG TEMPORARY

PLANS CAN BE INSPECTED AT TSUEN WAN DI STR ICT LANDS OFF ICE, TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, CENTRAL ENQUIRY SUB-OFFICE, AND THE £ ILD INGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

WRITTEN OBJECTIONS TO THE SCHEME SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS AT MURRAY BUILDING BY JULY 29.

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CULTURE, SPORTS COMMITTEE TO MEET * * * *

THE SHA TIN DIS R ICT BOARD CULTURE AND SPORTS COMMITTEE WILL BE MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, S.XTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE.

mcmrppc; will DISCUSS THE PROGRESS OF THE SHA TIN FESTIVAL, THE SUB-ALLOCATION OF PERMANENT ARCHERY RANGE, APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS AND THE PROGRESS REPORT ON SHA TIN ARTS ASSOCIATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING WHICH STARTS AT Q.3O AM.

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INSTALLATION CEREMONY

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THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, MR DAVID FORD, WILL SPEAK AT THE INSTALLATION CEREMONY FOR THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 1986-87 OF THE ZONTA CLUB OF KOWLOON AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) EVENING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER HIS SPEECH. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE BALLROOM AT 6.45 PM.

MEET THE MEDIA A K A

THE DIRECTOR OF AUDIT, MR NORMAN STALKER, WILL MEET THE MEDIA - THURSDAY (JUNE 5) AT 4 PM IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, iFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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PRESS BRIEFING

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THE SOCIAL S^R/ICES COMMITTEE OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A PRESS BRIL ING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) ON ISSUES THAT WERE DISCUSSED AT A

COMM ITTEE BRIEFING WHICH DISTRICT BOARD FUK ROAD.

RECENT MEETING.

CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL LAI KAM-CHEUNG, WILL ATTEND THE STARTS AT 10 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TAI PO ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, KWONG

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE BRIEFING.

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CHINESE VERSION ON SALE * * * *

THE TRIBUNAL

CHINESE VERSION OF THE REPORT OF THE INSIDER DEALING INQUIRING INTO DEALINGS IN THE SHARES OF INTERNATIONAL CITY HOLDINGS LIMITED IN TWO VOLUMES, IS AVAILABLE AT $60 PER THE GOVERNMENT*PUBLI CAT IONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, GROUND

SET AT FLOOR,

CENTRAL.

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PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE

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A SECTION OF HOI PA STREET IN TSUEN WAN, BETWEEN KAI HONG CLOSE AND ABOUT 25 METRES EAST OF HEUNG CHE STREET, WILL BE DESIGNATED A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 10 AM AND FROM 4 PM TO 7 PM DAILY STARTING 10 AM ON FRIDAY (JUNE 6).

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

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URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON HENNESSY ROAD * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (JUNE 6), THE EXISTING 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HENNESSY ROAD, BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH ARSENAL STREET AND ITS JUNCTION WITH FENWICK STREET, WILL BE EXTENDED EASTWARD FOR ABOUT 15 METRES.

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

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NO FLUSHING WATER

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KOWLOON WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (JUNE 6) TO 8 PM THE SAME DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES IN THE AREA BOUNDED BY CHUK YUEN, FUNG WONG VILLAGE, WONG TAI SIN, LOK FU ESTATE, WANG TAU HOM AND KOWLOON TONG.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1986

CONTPUTS PAGE NO,

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING:

STEPS TAKEN TO FURTHER DE-GONTROL HINTS ................... 1

WIDER RULE-MAKING POWERS FOR MARINE CHIEF ................. 4

STATUTORY POWERS SOUGHT FOR AIRCRAFT NOISE CONTROL...... 5

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY PROPOSED FOR ROYAL VISIT ........ 6

JP VISITS TO TREATMENT CENTRES CLAUSE CHALLENGED........... 7

COUNCIL REPRESENTATION ON ANTIQUITIES BOARD URGED....... 8

MEASURE AIMS AT RECOVERY OF COSTS.......................... 8

VILLAGE VEHICLE ACCIDENT VICTIMS TO GET SAME ASSISTANCE .. 9

SIMPLE, FAIR SYSTEM TO REGULATE VILLAGE VEHICLES WELCOMED 10

AMENDMENTS MADE TO ASSISTANCE SCHIME...................... 11

POSITIVE STEPS TO PROMOTE CHINESE LANGUAGE................ 12

BUS ROUTES UNDER REGULAR REVIEW .......................... 14

BUILDING NSv CHILD CENTRES IS THE AIM..................... 15

FIVE NEW SHELTERED WORKSHOPS FOR DISABLED................. 17

SHORTER WAIT SOON FOR REDUNDANT WORKERS .................. 18

RESTRICTIONS ON TAXI LICTNCES RULED OUT................... 19

HEAVIER MEDICAL PENALTIES UNDER STUDY..................... 20

COMPLAINTS AGAINST POLICE FULLY INVESTIGATED.............. 20

FOUR BILLS PaSSED......................................... 21

UMELCO POLICE GROUP TABLES FINAL REPORT .................. 22

SURVEY OF STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND

BUSINESS SERVICES FOR 1985 .................................. 25

ANOTHER BOARD TO DISCUSS TRIAD REPORT ....................... 26

EASTERN TO DISCUSS TRIAD DOCUMENT ........................... 27

FORD VISITS IMMIGRATION HQ................................... 28

FREE EYE CHECKS FOR OLD PEOPLE............................... 28

FARMERS TO STUDY NEW TECHNIQUES IN U.S....................... 29

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES ................................ 30

FOCUS ON VETTING OF APPLICATIONS ............................ 30

NO MAIL DELIVERY............................................. 31

TENANCIES SOUGHT FOR THREE KOWLOON SITES .................... 31

URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS IN CENTRAL ...................... 32

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF KING'S ROAD ............................ 33

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STEPS TAKEN TO FURTHER DE-CONTROL RENTS *****

THE PROPOSALS IN THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 ARE STEPS TOWARDS GOVERNMENT’S AIM OF DE-CONTROLLING RENTS, THAT IS TOWARDS A SYSTEM IN WHICH THEY WILL BE RETURNED TO A FREE DOMESTIC RENTAL MARKET, IN WHICH LANDLORDS WILL BE ABLE TO CHARGE A FAIR MARKET RENT AND IN WHICH TENANTS WILL RETAIN A FAIR MEASURE OF SECURITY OF TENURE BASED ON ADEQUATE PROTECTION BY AN INDEPENDENT TRIBUNAL, THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, THE HON JOHN TODD, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MOVING THE SECOND READING OF THE BILL IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR TODD SAID GOVERNMENT SET UP A COMMITTEE IN 1980 TO EXAMINE THE POLICIES AND LEGISLATION GOVERNING RENT CONTROL AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANDLORDS AND TENANTS.

THE COMMITTEE FOUND tHAT CONTROLLED RENTS FOR PRE-WAR AND POST-WAR PREMISES WERE ONLY ABOUT 20 PER CENT AND 40 PER CENT OF MARKET RENTS RESPECTIVELY.

AS THESE RENT LEVELS WERE UNDULY LOW AND THAT THIS WAS DISCOURAGING INVESTMENT IN HOUSING PRODUCTION AND THE AVAILABILITY OF RENTAL HOUSING IN PARTICULAR, THE COMMITTEE CONCLUDED THAT AS SOON AS CIRCUMSTANCES PERMITTED, EVERY EFFORT CONSISTENT WITH THE NEED TO AVOID ADVERSE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES SHOULD BE MADE TO ACCELERATE THE PHASING OUT OF RENT CONTROL.

MR TODD SAID THAT GOVERNMENT ADOPTED THIS AS ITS LONG-TERM POLICY.

HE ALSO SAID THAT AS AMENDING LEGISLATION HAD BEEN PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL EACH YEAR SINCE 1983 DESIGNED TO RAISE PROGRESSIVELY THE CONTROLLED RENTS OF PRE-WAR AND POST-WAR PREMISES, BRINGING THEM CLOSER TO MARKET LEVELS AND EVENTUAL DE-CONTROL, THE TWO MAIN PROPOSALS IN THE BILL WERE SIMPLY FURTHER STEPS IN GOVERNMENT’S LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE.

GIVEN GOVERNMENT’S OBJECTIVES AND THE NEED TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES, MR TODD RAISED THREE POINTS WHY THE SITUATION WAS SUCH THAT FURTHER STEPS COULD NOW BE TAKEN SAFELY.

FIRSTLY, HE NOTED THAT THE AVERAGE CONTROLLED RENTAL LEVELS WERE STILL SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW MARKET RENTS WITH PRE-WAR PREMISES BEING AT ABOUT 55 PER CENT AND POST-WAR PREMISES AT ABOUT 68 PER CENT OF PREVAILING MARKET RENTS.

SECONDLY, ON WHETHER THE PROPERTY MARKET WAS SUFFICIENTLY STABLE TO JUSTIFY FURTHER STEPS TOWARDS DE-CONTROL, HE SAID THAT SINCE 1983 WHEN THE FIRST STEPS TOWARDS FURTHER DE-CONTROL WERE TAKEN, RENTS AND PROPERTY PRICES HAD REMAINED GENERALLY STABLE.

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IN 1985 THE TOTAL PRODUCTION OF DOMESTIC UNITS WAS ABOUT 78 OOO, INCLUDING 30 003 RENTAL UNITS UNDER THE PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMME. THE PROJECTED FIGURES FOR 1986 SHOWED SOME 80 000 FLATS BEING PRODUCED THIS YEAR AND A FURTHER 82 003 BEING PRODUCED IN 1987.

+IN VIEW OF THESE CONSISTENTLY HIGH LEVELS OF PRODUCTION, IT CAN BE EXPECTED THAT DOMESTIC RENTS AND PRICES WILL REMAIN STABLE,+ HE SAID.

LASTLY, ON WHETHER IN A STABLE MARKET SITUATION THERE WAS ADEQUATE PROTECTION FOR TENANTS SHOULD LANDLORDS TRY TO RAISE RENTS ABOVE MARKET LEVELS, HE POINTED OUT THAT PART IV OF THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE PROVIDED A MECHANISM WHICH ENSURED SECURITY OF TENURE PROVIDED THAT THE TENANT WAS PREPARED TO PAY A FAIR MARKET RENT AND ALLOWED WHAT WAS A FAIR MARKET RENT TO BE DETERMINED BY AN INDEPENDENT TRIBUNAL.

MR TODD SAID THAT

IN VIEW OF

NOW PROPOSED TWO FURTHER STEPS TO RENTS.

THIS SITUATION GOVERNMENT RAISE THE LEVEL OF CONTROLLED

THE FIRST PROPOSAL AFFECTING BY PART II OF THE ORDINANCE.

POST-WAR TENANCIES WERE COVERED

THE RENT CONTROL MECHANISM FOR REGULATING RENT INCREASES ENTAILED THE SETTING OF A MINIMUM PERCENTAGE LEVEL OF PREVAILING MARKET RENT TO BE REACHED BY ALL CONTROLLED RENTS.

MR TODD SAID THAT DESPITE PROGRESSIVE INCREASES TO THIS MINIMUM LEVEL ABOUT HALF OF THE CONTROLLED TENANCIES STILL ENJOYED RENTS BELOW 60 PER CENT OF MARKET LEVELS AND ABOUT ONE-THIRD PAID LESS THAN HALF.

IT WAS THEREFORE PROPOSED TO RAISE THE REQUIRED MINIMUM LEVEL FROM 55 PER CENT TO 60 PER CENT OF PREVAILING MARKET RENT WITH EFFECT FROM DECEMBER 19 THIS YEAR.

HE SAID THAT THE EFFECT WOULD BE THAT SOME 26 000 LOWER RENT TENANCIES, OUT OF THE 105 000 PROTECTED TENANCIES, WOULD BE SUBJECT TO RENT INCREASES, WHICH COULD BRING THEIR RENTS UP TO 60 PER CENT OF MARKET LEVELS. THE AVERAGE RENT INCREASE WOULD BE $568 PER MONTH OR 46 PER CENT OF THEIR CURRENT RENT.

+EVEN WITH THIS INCREASE SUCH TENANTS, WHO HAVE LONG ENJOYED PROTECTION AND LOW-CONTROLLED RENTS, WOULD CONTINUE TO PAY LESS THAN NEW TENANTS FOR COMPARABLE PREMISES,* MR TODD SAID.

THE REMAINING 79 000 PROTECTED TENANCIES, HE ADDED, WOULD REMAIN SUBJECT TO A MAXIMUM BIENNIAL INCREASE OF 30 PER CENT ON CURRENT RENT, PROVIDED THAT THIS INCREASE DID NOT TAKE THE RENT ABOVE PREVAILING MARKET LEVELS.

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THE SECOND PROPOSAL CONCERNING PRE-WAR TENANCIES SOUGHT TO RAISE THESE RENTS TO M0Rr REALISTIC LEVELS AND TO BRING THEM CLOSE TO THE MINIMU> PERMITTED RENTS FOR EARLY POST-WAR PREMISES.

IT WAS PROPOSED TO INCREASE THE PERMITTED RENT FROM 27 TIMES TO 30 TIMES THE STANDARD RENT.

MR TODD SAID THAT THIS CHANGE WOULD RESULT IN AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF ABOUT 3132 PER MONTH ON CURRENT PERMITTED RENTS, AN INCREASE OF ABOUT 11 PER CENT, AND WOULD AFFECT 2 200 DOMESTIC PREMISES.

IT WOULD BRING THE AVERAGE PERMITTED RENT OF THESE PREMISES UP TO 60 PER CENT OF MARKET LEVEL, THE MINIMUM LEVEL SOUGHT FOR POST-WAR TENANCIES.

MR TODD SAID THE BILL ALSO PROPOSED SOME TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS TO PART III AND VI TO UPDATE THE MONETARY LIMITS OF EXISTING SIMPLIFIED PROCEDURES FOR THE RECOVERY OF SMALL PREMISES WHERE SUCH PREMISES WERE EITHER DESERTED OR WHERE THEY WERE UNLAWFULLY HELD OR OCCUPIED.

HE NOTED THAT THE VALUE LIMITS IN THE ORDINANCE WERE SET IN THE LAST CENTURY AND HAD NOT BEEN AMENDED SINCE THEN SO THAT THE PROCEDURES HAD FALLEN INTO DIS-USE.

IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THE LIMIT SHOULD BE RAISED AND SHOULD APPLY TO PREMISES WITH CURRENT RATEABLE VALUES NOT EXCEEDING 330 000 AND IN FUTURE THE LIMITS MIGHT BE RAISED BY WAY OF A RESOLUTION BEFORE THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

FINALLY, HE SAID THAT AS A MEASURE OF CONSISTENCY, THE COMMISSIONER OF RATING AND VALUATION WAS ENABLED TO DELEGATE HIS POWER TO WAIVE OR REFUND FEES UNDER PART VII OF THE ORDINANCE AS HE ALREADY COULD UNDER OTHER PARTS OF THE ORDINANCE.

MR TODD NOTED THAT GOVERNMENT REVIEWED THE WORKING OF THE ORDINANCE ANNUALLY, TAKING ACCOUNT, AS HAD BEEN DONE THIS YEAR, OF THE PROPERTY MARKET AND THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES BEFORE PROPOSING CHANGES TO THE ORDINANCE.

HE ASSURED COUNCIL MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC THAT ANY FURTHER STEPS TOWARDS DE-CONTROL WOULD AGAIN BE CAREFULLY CONSIDERED IN LIGHT OF THE SITUATION AT THE TIME AND WOULD TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE NEEDS OF BOTH TENANTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS.

DEBATE ON THE BILL WAS ADJOURNED.

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WIDER RULE-MAKING POWERS. FOR MARINE CHIEF *****

AMENDMENTS TO THE SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL ORDINANCE ARE TO GIVE THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE WIDER RULE-MAKING POWERS IN RESPECT OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY FOR CREW.Of. LICENSED VESSELS, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MOVING THE SECOND READING OF THE SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, MR JACOBS SAID All LICENSED VESSELS UNDER WAY IN THE WATERS OF HONG KONG WERE REQUIRED TO CARRY A CERTIFICATED MASTER AND ENGINEER ON BOARD.

THE SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL ORDINANCE REQUIRED THE DIRECTOR TO CONDUCT APPROPRIATE EXAMINATIONS AND ENABLED HIM TO MAKE RULES GOVERNING STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES WITH REGARD TO THE ISSUE OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY.

♦WHILE THE SYSTEM WORKS WELL ENOUGH FOR MOST CATEGORIES OF VESSEL, IT GIVES RISE TO PROBLEMS CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF CREW FOR PLEASURE VESSELS.

♦THERE IS NO PROVISION ALLOWING THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE TO ISSUE DIFFERENT GRADES OF CERTIFICATE FOR PLEASURE VESSELS. NEITHER IS HE EMPOWERED TO RECOGNISE CERTIFICATES ISSUED BY OTHER MARITIME AUTHOR ITlES,+ MR JACOBS SAID.

A NUMBER OF OTHER MINOR AMENDMENTS WHICH WERE OF A PROCEDURAL NATURE WERE ALSO INCLUDED, HE SAID.

THESE WOULD ENABLE THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE TO MAKE RULES FOR THE ISSUE OF DIFFERENT GRADES OF CERTIFICATE, FOR THE NECESSARY EXAMINATIONS, FOR RECOGNITION OF EQUIVALENT CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY AND GENERALLY FOR BETTER ADMINISTRATION OF THE RELEVANT PART OF THE ORDINANCE.

IN ADDITION, HE SAID, AN AGE LIMIT FOR THE CONTINUED VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE WOULD BE SET AND PROVISION MADE FOR ITS SUBSEQUENT EXTENSION.

♦IT IS PROPOSED THAT THE AGE LIMIT BE 65 YEARS. FURTHER EXTENSION BEYOND THAT AGE WILL BE GRANTED SUBJECT TO THE HOLDER SATISFYING THE DIRECTOR OF MARINE OF HIS CONTINUED COMPETENCY, PHYSICAL FITNESS AND GOOD EYE SIGHT.

♦THE EFFECT OF THIS PROVISION IS THAT IF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER DOES NOT APPLY, OR FAILS IN HIS APPLICATION FOR AN EXTENSION BY THE TIME HE REACHES 65, HIS CERTIFICATE WILL BECOME INVALID,+ HE SAID.

MR JACOBS NOTED THAT THE TERMS OF THIS LEGISLATION, TOGETHER WITH THE REGULATIONS AND RULES PROPOSED, HAD BEEN AGREED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PLEASURE BOATING COMMUNITY.

DEBATE ON THE BILL WAS ADJOURNED.

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STATUTORY POWERS SOUGHT FOR AIRCRAFT NOISE CONTROL * * * *

A 3ILL TO PROVIDE STATUTORY POWERS TO REDUCE NOISE NUISANCE CAUSED BY AIRCRAFT AND TO ENABLE EFFECT TO BE GIVEN TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDED PRACTICES ON AIRCRAFT NOISE EMISSIONS WAS INTRODUCED INTOO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MOVING THE SECOND READING OF THE CIVIL AVIATION (AIRCRAFT NOISE) BILL 1986, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, SAID THESE STANDARDS AND PRACTICES HAD BEEN LAID DOWN IN ANNEX 16 TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON CIVIL AVIATION TO WHICH HONG KONG, THROUGH THE UNITED KINGDOM, WAS A PARTY.

ANNEX 16 HAD BEEN ADOPTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION (ICAO) IN RECOGNITION OF THE NOISE NUISANCE CAUSED BY AIRCRAFT.

MR JACOBS SAID THE BILL PROVIDED FOR THE GOVERNOR TO DETERMINE THE CLASSES OF AIRCRAFT, WHICH, ON DATES TO BE SPECIFIED, WOULD REQUIRE A NOISE CERTIFICATE (OR SIMILAR EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH ANNEX 16) BEFORE BEING PERMITTED TO LAND OR TAKE OFF IN HONG KONG.

THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION WAS EMPOWERED TO GRANT AN EXEMPTION IF JUSTIFIED IN PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES, HE ADDED.

HE SAID IF THIS BILL WAS PASSED, IT WAS PROPOSED THAT THE NOISE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BE PHASED IN, AS RECOMMENDED BY ICAO AND ADOPTED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OTHER COUNTRIES.

NOISE CERTIFICATES WOULD BE REQUIRED OF AIRCRAFT BASED IN HONG KONG, FROM SEPTEMBER 1, BUT FOREIGN AIRCRAFT WOULD BE REQUIRED TO COMPLY ONLY FROM A DATE, STILL TO BE DETERMINED, AFTER DECEMBER 31, 1987.

+IN BRIEF, THE GENERAL EFFECT OF THESE PROVISIONS WILL BE TO PROHIBIT OLDER, NOISIER AIRCRAFT FROM BEING OPERATED INTO AND OUT OF HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

MR JACOBS NOTED THAT THE FIRST STAGE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PART OF THE LEGISLATION WOULD HAVE NO IMMEDIATE SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE OVERALL AIRCRAFT NOISE LEVELS IN THE VICINITY OF HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SINCE ALL AIRCRAFT ON THE HONG KONG REGISTER WERE CAPABLE OF COMPLYING WITH THE LEGISLATION.

+NEVERTHELESS, THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, AND ITS FULL EFFECT WILL BE FELT ONCE THE SECOND STAGE IS IMPLEMENTED,* HE SAID.

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HE SAID THE BILL ALSO EMPOWERED THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION TO REQUIRE AIRCRAFT OPERATORS TO ADOPT LANDING AND TAKE-OFF PROCEDURES TO MITIGATE THE EFFECT OF NOISE AND VIBRATION, AND TO SPECIFY WHEN AIRCRAFT MIGHT LAND AT AND TAKE OFF FROM HONG KONG AERODROMES AND IN WHAT NUMBERS.

+AGAIN, THESE ARE POWERS WHICH MAY BE EXERCISED TO REDUCE AIRCRAFT NOISE IMPACT IN AND AROUND THE AIRPORT, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT,+ HE ADDED.

MR JACOBS ALSO SAID GIVEN THE LOCATION OF HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PEOPLE LIVING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE AIRPORT OR UNDER ITS FLIGHT PATHS WERE SUBJECT TO NOISE RESULTING FROM AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT OVER THE YEARS, THE GOVERNMENT HAD TAKEN ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION, SUCH AS THE GENERAL PROHIBITION OF NIGHT-TIME TAKE-OFFS AND LANDINGS, TO REDUCE THE IMPACT OF AIRCRAFT NOISE.

DEBATE ON THE BILL WAS ADJOURNED.

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ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY PROPOSED FOR ROYAL VISIT *****

AN ADDITIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAY SHOULD BE APPOINTED ON WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 22, THIS YEAR TO MARK THE VISIT BY THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AND TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG TO ENJOY ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR THE OCCASION, THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER, THE HON NEIL HENDERSON, PROPOSED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MOVING THE SECOND READING Or THE PUBLIC HOLIDAY (ROYAL VISIT) BILL 1986, MR HENDERSON SAID AS WITH THE ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY IN 1981 TO CELEBRATE THE ROYAL WEDDING, THIS HOLIDAY SHOULD BE ENJOYED BY THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, AND SHOULD THUS BE A HOLIDAY UNDER BOTH THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE HOLIDAYS ORDINANCE.

A SPECIAL BILL WAS REQUIRED FOR THE PURPOSE, HE SAID, AS THERE WAS NO PROVISION UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE FOR THE GRANT OF AN ADDITIONAL STATUTORY HOLIDAY.

MR HENDERSON SAID THE BILL WAS IDENTICAL IN STRUCTURE TO THE 1981 PUBLIC HOLIDAY (PRINCE OF WALES’ WEDDING) ORDINANCE, AND APPOINTED OCTOBER 22 AS A GENERAL HOLIDAY UNDER THE HOLIDAYS ORDINANCE AND A STATUTORY HOLIDAY UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

+THE DAY WILL THEREFORE BE OBSERVED AS A GENERAL HOLIDAY BY BANKS, SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

/♦■EMPLOYERS ARE.........


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♦EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO GRANT TO EMPLOYEES COVERED BY THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AN ADDITIONAL DAY’S PAID HOLIDAY,* HE SAID.

AN EMPLOYER WHO FINDS IT INCONVENIENT TO GRANT THE ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY, WHICH IS SUBJECT TO SECTION 39 OF THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, ON OCTOBER 22 MAY THEREFORE GRANT THE HOLIDAY ON ANOTHER DAY WITHIN THE PEROID OF 60 DAYS IMMEDIATELY BEFORE OR ACTER OCTOBER 22, HE ADDED.

DEBATE ON THE BILL WAS ADJOURNED.

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JP VISITS TO TREATMENT CENTRES CLAUSE CHALLENGED

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IT IS THE UNANIMOUS VIEW OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AD HOC GROUP STUDYING THE DRUG ADDICTS TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 THAT CLAUSE 3 WHICH REDUCED VISITS BY JUSTICES OF PEACE TO TREATMENT CENTRES SHOULD BE WITHDRAWN, THE HON HUI YIN-FAT SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DURING THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE BILL.

CLAUSE 3 PROPOSED THAT JUSTICES OF PEACE SHOULD VISIT THE TWO ADDICTS TREATMENT CENTRES ONCE AT LEAST EVERY THREE MONTHS INSTEAD OF ONCE EVERY MONTH AS AT PRESENT.

MR HUI POINTED OUT THAT INMATES OF THE WOMEN TREATMENT CENTRE WOULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THIS PROPOSED AMENDMENT SINCE NEWCOMERS TO THE CENTRE COULD CHOOSE TO TAKE A SHORT TREATMENT COURSE LASTING ONLY THREE TO FOUR WEEKS.

+IT IS QUITE LIKELY THAT MANY OF THEM WILL MISS THE OFFICIAL VISITS AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE AT THE CENTRE WITH VISITING JUSTICES OF PEACE.

+ THE AMENDMENT THEREFORE TENDS TO DEFEAT THE PURPOSE OF SUCH VISITS,* HE SAID.

♦MEMBERS OF THE AD HOC WORKING GROUP CONSIDERED THE AMENDMENT UNNECESSARY, PARTICULARLY IN VIEW OF THE AVAILABILITY OF JUSTICES OF PEACE WHO CAN GO ON SUCH OFFICIAL VISITS,* MR HUI ADDED.

CONCERNING THE INCREASE IN MONETARY PENALTIES FOR OFFENCES UNDER THE ORDINANCE AND THE REDUCTION OF THE MAXIMUM AGE LIMIT OF A YOUNG PERSON FROM 19 YEARS TO 18 YEARS, MR HUI SAID THESE AMENDMENTS WERE DEEMED TIMELY AND NECESSARY AND MEMBERS OF THE AD HOC GROUP PLEDGED THEIR FULL SUPPORT.

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COUNCIL REPRESENTATION ON ANTIQUITIES BOARD URGED

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CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO HAVING A REPRESENTATIVE EACH FROM THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL ON THE ANTIQUITIES ADVISORY BOARD.

THE SUGGESTION CAME FROM THE HON HILTON CHEONG-LEEN DURING THF RESUMED DEBATE ON THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS (AMENDMENT) 3ILL 1986 IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE SAID HE SUPPORTED THE BILL WHICH WHEN ADOPTED WOULD PROVIDE FOR AN UNOFFICIAL CHAIRMAN TO BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, RATHER THAN HAVING THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE AS WAS PRESENTLY THE CASE.

MR CHEONG-LEEN SAID HE ALSO AGREED THAT THE LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF MEMBERS WHICH WAS CURRENTLY A MAXIMUM NUMBER OF 9 BE REMOVED SO AS TO ALLOW FOR A WIDER RANGE OF EXPERTISE AND REPRESENTATION TO BE ON THE BOARD.

HE SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THE INCLUSION OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO THE BOARD AS WELL AS TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

THANKING MR CHEONG-LEEN FOR SUPPORTING THE BILL, THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, THE HON DONALD LIAO, SAID THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD CERTAINLY GIVE CONSIDERATION TO MR CHEONG-LEEN’S SUGGESTION.

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MEASURE AIMS AT RECOVERY OF COSTS

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IN LINE WITH GENERAL POLICY, THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES SHOULD BE ABLE TO RECOVER IN FULL FROM APPLICANTS THE ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS IN THE EXAMINATION, INSPECTION AND REGISTRATION OF FIRE SERVICE INSTALLATION CONTRACTORS, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE HON MICHAEL THOMAS, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

MOVING THE SECOND READING OF THE FIRE SERVICES (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1986, MR THOMAS SAID EXISTING LEGISLATION CONTAINED NO SUCH POWER.

♦UNDER EXISTING LEGISLATION, ANY PERSON WITH THE APPROPRIATE QUALIFICATIONS MAY APPLY TO THE DIRECTOR OF FIRE SERVICES TO BE REGISTERED AS A FIRE SERVICE INSTALLATION CONTRACTOR,* HE SAID.

/+THE DIRECTOR .......

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+ THE DIRECTOR THEN HAS A DUTY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THAT PERSON IS FIT TO BE REGISTERED.+

+TO THAT END, THE DIRECTOR IS REQUIRED TO EXAMINE THE }UALI- I CATIONS OF THE APPLICANT AND Ik CERTAIN CASES TO CONDUCT A ,-RITTEN EXAMINATION AND INTERVIEW. IN ADDITION, THE DIRECTOR HAS TO INSPECT ANY WORKSHOP OF THE APPLICANT,+ HE ADDED.

THE EXAMINATION AND INSPECTION PROCEDURES REQUIRED CONSIDERABLE ADMINISTRATIVE EFFORT BY THE STAFF OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND THE DIRECTOR SHOULD BE ABLE TO RECOVER THE COSTS.

MR THOMAS SAID THAT IF THE BILL WAS PASSED, AMENDMENTS TO THE FIRE SERVICES (INSTALLATION CONTRACTORS) REGULATIONS WOULD SUBSEQUENTLY BE PROPOSED. THESE WOULD SET OUT THE ACTUAL FEES TO BE CHARGED.

DEBATE ON THE BILL WAS ADJOURNED.

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VILLAGE VEHICLE ACCIDENT VICTIMS TO GE.T SAME ASSISTANCE

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VICTIMS OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING VILLAGE VEHICLES WILL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FROM THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SCHEME AND WOULD BE SUBJECTED TO THE SAME ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS APPLICABLE TO OTHER BENEFICIARIES OF THE SCHEME, THE SECRETARY' FOR TRANSPORT, THE HON IAN MACPHERSON, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

WINDING UP THE DEBATE ON THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, HE SAID THAT THE ACCIDENT INSURANCE ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG HAD CONFIRMED THAT VILLAGE VEHICLES WOULD BE CATEGORISED AS +SPECIAL TYPE-TROLLEYS AND GOODS CARRYING TRACTORS+ IN THEIR TARIFF AND THAT PREMIUM FOR THIS TYPE OF VEHICLE IN RESPECT OF THIRD PARTY INSURANCE COVER WAS MODEST.

THANKING THE HON RICHARD LAI FOR HIS SUPPORT OF THE BILL, MR MACPHERSON SAID HE COULD ASSURE MEMBERS THAT ANY RESTRICTION IN THE NUMBER OF PERMITS ISSUED WOULD NOT LEAD TO A ,BLACK MARKET SITUATION, AS PERMITS WOULD BE VALID FOR ONLY ONE YEAR AND WOULD BE NON-TRANSFERABLE.

+A SAFEGUARD IS ALSO PROVIDED IN THE PROPOSED SYSTEM IN THAT A PERMIT IS ISSUED TO THE OWNER OF A VILLAGE VEHICLE IN RESPECT OF THAT VEHICLE ONLY, AND UPON TRANSFER OR DISPOSAL OF THE VEHICLE, THE OWNER IS REQUIRED TO RETURN THE PERMIT TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT,+ HE SAID.

/MH MACPHERSON .......

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' MACPHERSON SAID THAT MR STATUTORY SCHEME FOR APPEAL HAD ORDER TO KEEP THE PERMIT SYSTEM

LAI HAD RIGHTLY POINTED OUT THAT A NOT BEEN PROVIDED IN THE BILL IN SIMPLE.

+ THE ADMINISTRATION WILL, HOWEVER, CLOSELY MONITOR THE OPERATION OF THE PERMIT SYSTEM AND IF EXPERIENCE REVEALS THAT A STATUTORY MACHINERY TO DEAL WITH APPEALS IS NECESSARY, STEPS WILL IMMEDIATELY BE TAKEN TO RECOMMEND SUCH A PROVISION,* HE SAID.

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SIMPLE, FAIR SYSTEM TO REGULATE VILLAGE VEHICLES WELCOMED *****

MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AD HOC GROUP STUDYING THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 ARE GENERALLY SATISFIED THAT THE BILL ACHIEVED THE AIM OF PROVIDING FOR A SIMPLE AND FAIR SYSTEM OF REGULATING VILLAGE VEHICLES.

THIS WAS STATED BY CONVENER OF THE AD HOC GROUP, THE HON RICHARD LAI WHEN SPEAKING AT THE RESUMED DEBATE ON THE BILL IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HOWEVER, HE SAID, THERE WERE A FEW RESERVATIONS ON WHICH HE WOULD LIKE TO SEEK GOVERNMENT’S REASSURANCE.

DR LAI FIRST ASKED FOR CONFIRMATION THAT INSURANCE COMPANIES HAD BEEN CONSULTED ON THE PROPOSED PERMIT SYSTEM, AND THAT THEY SUPPORTED THE PROPOSAL AND WERE PREPARED TO OFFER POLICIES AT REASONABLE AND REALISTIC PREMIUMS.

HE ALSO ASKED THE GOVERNMENT TO STATE THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF THE APPLICATION OF THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SCHEME TO VILLAGE VEHICLES.

ON THE WIDE POWERS GIVEN TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PERMITS THAT MIGHT BE ISSUED, THE CLASSES OF PERSONS THAT COULD BE ISSUED WITH PERMITS AND THE TIMES OF DAY DURING WHICH VEHICLES MIGHT BE USED, DR LAI SAID THESE POWERS WERE USEFUL IN CONTROLLING THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES IN A PARTICULARLY CONGESTED AREA.

+THE NATURE OF THESE POWERS MAKES IT VERY IMPORTANT THAT THERE IS FULL CONSULTATION ON WHEN, HOW, AND WHERE THEY SHOULD BE EXERCISED: THE VIEWS OF DISTRICT BOARDS, RURAL COMMITTEES, AREA COMMITTEES AND OTHER APPROPRIATE LOCAL BODIES SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BEFORE THE POWERS ARE USED,* HE SAID.

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DR LAI STRESSED THAT CARE SHOULD ALSO 3E TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT ANY RESTRICTION IN THE NUMBER OF PERMITS ISSUED SHOULD NOT LEAD TO THE CREATION OF A BLACK MARKET IN PERMITS.

+l UNDERSTAND THAT THE INTENTION IS TO AVOID THIS PROBLEM BY •'AKI NG THE PERMITS VALID FOR ONLY ONE YEAR AND 3Y MAKING THEM NON-t"ANSFERABLE,+ HE SAID.

ON THE POWERS OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT TO REFUSE THE ISS ' A PERMIT OR TO CANCEL A PERMIT, DR LAI SAID THE PERMIT SYSTEM .VAS A SIMPLE ONE AND SHOULD NOT 3E ENCUMBERED WITH COMPLICATED STATUTORY APPEAL PROCEDURES OF THE KIND THAT WERE AVAILABLE TO PERSONS DENIED LICENCES FOR OTHER TYPES OF VEHICLES.

NEVERTHELESS, HE SAID HE HOPED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE PERMIT SYSTEM IN ITS FIRST YEAR TO SEE WHETHER STATUTORY MACHINERY TO DEAL WITH APPEALS WAS NECESSARY.

AMENDMENTS MADE TO ASSISTANCE SCHEME

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THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY) APPROVED A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT VICTIMS ASSISTANCE SUPPLEMENTARY SCHEME TO MAKE UP FOR A NUMBER OF DEFICIENCIES WHICH HAD BEEN INDENTIFIED IN THE EXISTING PROVISIONS.

IN MOVING THE MOTION, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, THE HON PIERS JACOBS, SAID THE AMENDMENTS WERE NECESSARY SO THAT THE SCHEME COULD BE IMPLEMENTED AS ORIGINALLY INTENDED. THE INTENTION HAD BEEN TO ENABLE EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS TO BE MADE TO VICTIMS OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENT;, INVOLVING VEHICLES INSURED WITH FIVE INSOLVENT INSURERS.

+THESE AMENDMENTS RELATE MAINLY TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SUPPLEMENTARY SCHEME AND CLARIFY CERTAIN POINTS. THE SUBSTANCE IS UNCHANGED,+ HE SAID.

THE PROPOSAL WOULD ENABLE THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE TO EXERCISE ITS DISCRETION TO DETERMINE THE ELIGIBILITY OF APPLICANTS, THE EXTENT OF LIABILITY OF ANY DEFENDANT OR THE INSURER, THE QUANTUM OF EACH CLAIM, THE AMOUNT OF EACH EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS AND ALL OTHER QUESTIONS THAT MIGHT ARISE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHEME ON THE BASIS OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE, WITHOUT BEING UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO REQUIRE FURTHER EVIDENCE.

THE AMENDED SCHEME ALSO ENABLES THE COMMITTEE TO ACCEPT AND CONSIDER CLAIMS NOTWITHSTANDING THE EXPIRY OF ANY RELEVANT LIMITATION PERIOD, MR JACOBS SAID.

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+THIS AMENDMENT IS REQUIRED BECAUSE THE COMMITTEE HAS RECEIVED A FEW APPLICATIONS WHERE NO LEGAL PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED AND '.■/HERE PROCEEDINGS ARE NOW STATUTE cARRED. THE SCHEME WAS INTENDED TO COVER THESE CASES.+

MR JACOBS SAID THE PROVISIONS IN RELATION TO RIGHTS OF SUBROGATION CONFERRED UPON THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE WOULD ALoU EE CLAR IF IED.

HE ALSO SAID THAT THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE SUBMISSION OF CLAIMS wAS TO BE EXTENDED BY ONE MONTH.

UPON THE EXPIRY OF THE PERIOD FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS ON APRIL 4, A TOTAL OF 426 APPLICATIONS HAD BEEN RECEIVED.

MR JACOBS SAID: +ALTHOUGH IT IS PROBABLE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THOSE ELIGIBLE HAVE APPLIED, THE COMMITTEE BELIEVES THAT THERE ,IAY STILL BE SOME WHO ARE NOT AWARE OF THE SCHEME. I HOPE THAT NO FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE TIME LIMIT WILL BE REQUIRED.

+ON THE INFORMATION NOW BEFORE US IT APPEARS THAT THE PROPOSED EXTENSION WILL NOT RESULT IN ANY INCREASE IN THE OVERALL FINANCIAL COMMITMENT OF UP TO $100 MILLION NOTED BY THIS COUNCIL LAST NOVEMBER.

+THE COMMITTEE EXPECTS THAT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED BY SEPTEMBER 1986 AND THE EXTENSION WILL NOT DELAY Trit FINAL PAYOUT TO THE VICTIMS.*

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POSITIVE STEPS TO PROMOTE CHINESE LANGUAGE X X X * *

PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN PROMOTING THE WIDER USE OF CHINESE IN OFFICIAL BUSINESS AND FOR EDUCATION, AND THE PROCESS WILL CONTINUE IN THE YEARS TO COME, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, THE HON SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY)

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY THE HON LEE YU-TAI, SIR DAVID SAID POSITIVE STEPS HAD BEEN TAKEN TO PROMOTE THE WIDER USE OF CHINESE IN OFFICIAL BUSINESS SINCE 1974 WHEN CHINESE WAS DECLARED AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE.

MR LEE HAD ASKED WHAT HAD BEEN DONE TO PROMOTE THE POLICY, HOW IT HAD BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN EDUCATION AND IN CIVIL SERVICE RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING, AND THE DEGREE OF SUCCESS.

SIR DAVID SAID PUBLIC NOTICES, OFFICIAL FORMS AND DOCUMENTS WERE NOW PROVIDED IN BOTH ENGLISH AND CHINESE, AND REPLIES TO COMMUNICATIONS IN CHINESE FROM THE PUBLIC WERE MADE IN CHINESE.

/+PAPEKS FOK........

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♦PAPERS FOR THIS COUNCIL, DISTRICT BOARDS, THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS, AND OTHER ADVISORY BOARDS AND COMMITTEES ARE BILINGUAL AND, WHENEVER NECESSARY, SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION IS PROVIDED DURING MEETINGS.

♦LEGISLATION OF POPULAR INTEREST IS TRANSLATED INTO CHINESE AND UP TO DATE 110 PIECES OF LEGISLATION HAVE BEEN SO TRANSLATED. A SCHEME IS ALSO UNDERWAY TO PRODUCE AN AUTHENTIC CHINESE VERSION OF ALL NEW BILLS PLACED BEFORE THIS COUNCIL.*

SIR DAVID SAID TO COPE WITH THE ADDITIONAL WORK INVOLVED, THE CHINESE LANGUAGE DIVISION, WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1972, HAD EXPANDED THREEFOLD TO THE PRESENT ESTABLISHMENT OF U6.

THESE MEASURES HAD, BY AND LARGE, BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN PROMOTING THE WIDER USE OF CHINESE AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE.

IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION, SIR DAVID SAID, THE EDUCATION COMMISSION HAD RECOMMENDED THAT INDIVIDUAL SECONDARY SCHOOLS BE ENCOURAGED TO ADOPT CHINESE AS THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION.

+IN PURSUIT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS WRITTEN TO SCHOOLS SUGGESTING A RANGE OF ORGANISATIONAL MODELS WHICH WOULD FACILITATE THE ADOPTION OF CHINESE, EITHER PARTIALLY OR IN FULL, FOR TEACHING PURPOSES.

♦IN-SERVICE WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND REFRESHER COURSES FOR TEACHERS ARE ORGANISED TO IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF TEACHING IN CHINESE.

♦ADDITIONAL TEACHING RESOURCES ARE PROVIDED TO SCHOOLS ADOPTING CHINESE AS THE MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION SO AS TO HELP MAINTAIN STANDARDS OF ACHIEVEMENT IN ENGLISH.

♦A CHINESE TEXTBOOKS COMMITTEE WAS ALSO ESTABLISHED TO ENSURE THE AVAILABILITY OF GOOD QUALITY TEXTBOOKS IN CHINESE,* HE SAID.

HE SAID THAT IT WAS TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE THE SUCCESS OF THE MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE THE WIDER ADOPTION OF CHINESE FOR TEACHING PURPOSES, ADDING THAT THIS WAS LIKELY TO BE A GRADUAL AND CUMULATIVE PROCESS.

REFERRING TO CIVIL SERVICE RECRUITMENT, SIR DAVID SAID THAT FOR GRADES WHICH REQUIRED REGULAR USE OF CHINESE A MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF A KNOWLEDGE OF CHINESE WAS NORMALLY STIPULATED AND, WHERE NECESSARY, A TEST IN THE USE OF CHINESE WAS CONDUCTED.

ON THE TRAINING SIDE, POLICY WAS GEARED TOWARDS MEETING OPERATIONAL NEEDS.

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♦TRAINING IN THE USE OF WRITTEN CHINESE, PUTONGHUA OR OTHER CHINESE DIALECTS IS GIVEN TO THOSE HO NEED TO USE THEM. EXPATRIATE OFFICERS ARE GIVEN LESSONS IN CANTONESE AND SOMETIMES EVEN WRITTEN CHINESE TO ASSIST THEM IN THEIR WORK,* SIR DAVID

SAID.

♦THE LANGUAGE TRAINING COURSES CURRENTLY PROVIDED FOR CIVIL SERVANTS GENERALLY ACHIEVE THEIR OBJECTIVES. THE NUMBER AND CONTENT OF THESE COURSES WILL BE KEPT UNDER REGULAR REVIEW TO KEEP

PACE WITH THE CHANGING NEEDS.+

BUS ROUTES UNDER REGULAR REVIEW * * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT CONSTANTLY REVIEWS THE CLASSIFICATION OF BUS ROUTES, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT ANY NEW DEVELOPMENT AND POPULATION CHANGES IN DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS, THE SECR'TARY FOR TRANSPORT, THE HON IAN MACPHERSON, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

REPLYING TO QUESTIONS BY THE HON LIU LIT-FOR, MR MACPHERSON SAID BUS ROUTES WERE GROUPED INTO A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CATEGORIES INCLUDING URBAN AND RURAL, AND A NUMBER OF FACTORS WERE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN GROUPING THEM.

THE MAIN CONSIDERATIONS WERE POPULATION DENSITIES AND DEMAND IN THE AREAS THROUGH WHICH THE BUS ROUTE OPERATED, HE SAID.

♦FOR EXAMPLE THE URBAN ROUTES OF THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY COVER SERVICES OPERATING ENTIRELY WITHIN KOWLOON, SHA TIN AND TSUEN WAN= THE REMAINDER BEING CLASSIFIED AS RURAL.

♦FOR THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY, BUS SERVICES OPERATING ALONG THE DENSELY POPULATED CORRIDOR BETWEEN CHAI WAN AND KENNEDY TOWN ARE CURRENTLY GROUPED UNDER THE URBAN CATEGORY WHILE THOSE SERVING THE MID-LEVELS AND SOUTH ISLAND ARE CLASSIFIED AS SUBURBAN,* HE SAID.

MR MACPHERSON SAID IT WAS DIFFICULT TO MAKE A FULL COMPARISON BETWEEN THE URBAN AND RURAL BUS FARES DUE TO THE MANY AND VARIED FARE BANDS INCLUDED IN THE ROUTE GROUPS.

♦HOWEVER,* HE SAID +FARES ARE GENERALLY HIGHER FOR THE RURAL AND SUBURBAN SERVICES TO REFLECT THE LOWER PASSENGER TURNOVER EN-ROUTE, THE IRREGULAR SPREAD OF PASSENGER DEMAND THROUGHOUT THE DAY, AND THE RELATIVELY HIGHER OPERATING COSTS OF THESE SERVICES.*

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FREQUENCIES WERE DETERMINED ON THE BASIS OF PASSENGER DEMAND IRRESPECTIVE OF ROUTE CLASSIFICATIONS.

OVERALL, THE FARE SCALES OF KMB FOR THE RURAL SERVICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WERE ALREADY QUITE CLOSE TO THE URBAN SCALES, REFLECTING THE INCREASED URBANISATION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

+FOR CMB, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS IN DISCUSSION WITH the COMPANY ABOUT REVIEWING THE CLASSIFICATION OF BUS ROUTES IN THE LIGHT OF RECENT HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS, PARTICULARLY IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT,* HE ADDED.

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BUILDING NEW CHILD CENTRES IS THE AIM

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T GOVERNMENT AT PRESENT HAS NO INTENTION OF REPROVISI ONiNG OR ENLARGING EXISTING INTEGRATED CHILD CARE CENTRES SINCE THEY MEET CURRENT LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS ON FLOOR AREA, THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER, THE HON NEIL HENDERSON, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN A WRITTEN REPLY TO QUESTIONS BY THE HON HUI YIN-FAT IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR HENDERSON SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S PRIORITY WAS TO INCREASE THE PROVISION OF PLACES BY PLANNING MORE NEW CENTRES RATHER THAN REPROVISIONING EXISTING ONES.

+NEITHER IS IT INTENDED TO PROVIDE THEM WITH ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR THE TIME BEING,* HE ADDED.

REFERRING TO A PROPOSED TWO-YEAR FULL TIME PRE-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE FOR SPECIAL CHILD CARE WORKERS, MR HENDERSON SAID THE ARRANGEMENT WAS NOT CONSIDERED VIABLE UNDER EXISTING CIRCUMSTANCES BECAUSE IT WAS UNLIKELY TO ENCOURAGE SUITABLE GRADUATES TO ENTER THE FIELD OF SPECIAL CHILD CARE.

HOWEVER, ALTERNATIVES HAD BEEN DEVISED: FIRST, A ONE-YEAR PRE-SERVICE FULL-TIME CERTIFICATE COURSE IN CHILD CARE AT PRESENT PROVIDED BY THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC; AND SECOND, EXPERIENCED AND INTERESTED GRADUATES OF THE ABOVE QUALIFICATION WOULD GO ON TO COMPLETE AN IN-SERVICE COURSE OF ONE ACADEMIC YEAR SPECIALLY FOCUSSING ON CARE FOR THE DISABLED CHILDREN.

THE LATTER COURSE WOULD BE AN EXTENSION OF THE SIX-MONTH COURSE NOW BEING RUN BY THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

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ON A QUESTION WHETHER THE GOV'- - •'■lENT WOULD CONSIDER RAISING THE 3;.?IC QUALIFICATION OF SPECIAL CHILD CARE WORKERS FROM FORM ? TO FORM c, MR HENDERSON NOTED THAT THIS HAD BEEN RECOMMENDED BY THE REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY ON PRE-SCHOOL CARE, EDUCATION AND ’’’RAINING OF DISABLED CHILDREN PUBLISHED IN 1984. IT WAS PROPOSED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE MASTER PAY SCALE (MPS) ENTRY POINT FOR SPECIAL CHILD CARE WORKERS WOULD RE RAISED FROM MPS 7 TO MPS 9, AND THAT THERE WOULD BE A TWO-YEAR PRE-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE.

HOWEVER, THE IMPROVED SALARY SCALE HAD YET TO BE IMPLEMENTED DUE TO FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS AND THE TWO-YEAR PRE-SERVICE TRAINING COURSE WAS CONSIDERED NOT PRACTICAL, AND THEREFORE THIS RECOMMENDATION WOULD HAVE TO BE RECONSIDERED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

REFERRING TO THREE NEW SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRES ORIGINALLV PLANNED TO BE IN OPERATION IN 1984, MR HENDERSON SAID THESE INVOLVED TWO AT SHEK KIP ME I AND LUNG HANG ESTATES TO BE RUN BY THE SPASTICS ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG AND ONE AT CHUN SHEK ESTATE IN SHA TIN TO BE RUN BY THE HEEP HONG SOCIETY FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN.

THE FIRST TWO WERE GIVEN POLICY APPROVAL ON JULY 22, 1983 AND THE APPLICATION FOR GRANTS FROM THE LOTTERIES FUND TO COVER THE CAPITAL COST WAS ENDORSED BY SUBVENTIONS AND LOTTERIES FUND ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SLFAC) ON NOVEMBER 18 LAST YEAR.

+BOTH PROJECTS ARE NOW BEING PROCESSED BY THE FINANCE BRANCH. ONCE FUNDING HAS BEEN APPROVED, THE AGENCY WILL BE ABLE TO PROCEED WITH THE PROJECTS,+ HE SAID.

THE THIRD SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRE, AT CHUN SHEK ESTATE, RECEIVED POLICY SUPPORT IN MARCH 1<?84, AND THE AGENCY SUBMITTED ITS APPLICATION FOR A GRANT FROM THE LOTTERIES FUND IN OCTOBER THAT YEAR.

HOWEVER, SLFAC MEMBERS CONSIDERED THE PROPOSED FITTING-OUT COSTS TO BE ON THE HIGH SIDE AND ADVISED THAT THE CASE BE DEFERRED UNTIL THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR THE OTHER TWO CENTRES HAD BEEN AGREED UPON.

IN VIEW OF THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF DISABLED CHILDREN, SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRES REQUIRED CERTAIN SPECIALISED EQUIPMENT AND NON-STANDARD FINISHES, HE POINTED OUT.

+THUS, THE STANDARD OF FITTING-OUT OF THESE CENTRES IS HIGHER THAN THAT OF ORDINARY CHILD CARE CENTRES.+

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45 TO THE RECOMMENDED SCHEDULES OF ACCOMMODATION FOR THE THREE <E? CENTRES, MR HENDERSON SAID THESE HAD DEEN ADOPTED EXCEP" THAT + WAYS Or IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN RESPECT UF^ STAFF I NG STANDARDS CONTINUE TO DE DISCUSSED.*

MR HENDERSON ALSO PROVIDED A TABLE WHICH OUTLINED THE RPCOMMENDATIONS Or THE REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY ON PRE-SCHOOL CARE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF DISA3LED CHILDREN AND PROGRESS -'ADE IN ITS IMPLEMENTATION.

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FIVE NEW SHELTERED WORKSHOPS FOR DISABLED * * * * *

IN RECENT YEARS NO SERIOUS PROBLEM HAS BEEN ENCOUNTERED IN MOBILISING SUBVENTED WELFARE AGENCIES TO OPERATE SHELTERED WORKSHOPS FOR THE EX-MENTALLY ILL, THE SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER, THE HON NEIL HENDERSON, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

IN REPLY TO QUESTIONS BY DR THE HON CHIU HIN-KWONG, NR HENDERSON SAID THAT FIVE NEW WORKSHOPS PROVIDING 760 PLACES FOR THE DISABLED, INCLUDING THE EX-MENTALLY ILL, WOULD COME INTO OPERATION IN THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

ALL OF THEM HAD BEEN TAKEN UP BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

+THERE ARE AT PRESENT 11 SHELTERED WORKSHOPS WITH A CAPACITY OF 1 220 PLACES WHICH WOULD ADMIT DISCHARGED MENTAL PATIENTS,* NR HENDERSON SAID.

+SEVEN OF THESE WORKSHOPS ARE OPERATED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT PROVIDING 800 PLACES FOR ALL CATEGORIES OF DISABLED PERSONS INCLUDING THE EX-MENTALLY ILL.*

THE REST OF THEM, RUN BY VOLUNTARY WELFARE AGENCIES, WERE ESSENTIALLY FOR THE EX-MENTALLY ILL.

MR HENDERSON ADDED THAT ACCORDING TO RECORDS KEPT BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT THE NUMBER OF RECOVERED MENTAL PATIENTS WAITING FOR ADMISSION TO SHELTERED WORKSHOPS WAS 147.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE , 1986

SHORTER WAIT SOON FOR REDUNDANT WORKERS * * * * *

THE SITUATION OF WORKERS WAITING TOO MANY DAYS FOR I .ITIAL INTERVIEW BY THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT ON THE LODGING OF BANKRUPTCY OR WINDING-JP PETITIONS IS E PECTED TO IMPROV" S ADDITIONAL QUALIFIED STAFF BECOME AVAILABLE 'V THE NcAR FUTURE, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, THE HON SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

REPLYING TO QUESTIONS BY THE HON PANG .CHUN-'-'O I IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, SIR DAVID SAID THE WAITING PERIOD HAD INCREASED FROM FOUR TO EIGHT WORKING DAYS DUE TO AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS OVER THE YEARS.

AS FOR THE WAITING PERIOD OF WORKERS’ PETITIONS TO BE FILED WITH THE COURTS, SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT IT VARIED WITH THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF INDIVIDUAL CASES AND +IT IS DIFFICULT TO MAKE A DIRECT COMPARISON OF THE WAITING PERIOD WITH THAT IN 1984-85.+

HE EXPLAINED THAT WORKERS REFERRED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TO THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT WOULD BE INTERVIEWED BY LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONAL OFFICERS IN ABOUT EIGHT WORKING DAYS.

+A FURTHER THREE TO FOUR WORKING DAYS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE PREPARATION AND COMPLETION OF THE APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS BEFORE A PETITION CAN BE FILED,+ HE SAID.

SIR DAVID NOTED THAT IN CASES WHERE NO EVIDENCE OF AN ACT OF BANKRUPTCY OR INSOLVENCY WAS IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE, THE WAITING TIME FOR A PETITION TO BE FILED MIGHT BE LONGER BECAUSE ENQUIRIES HAD TO BE MADE TO ESTABLISH THE INABILITY OF THE EMPLOYER TO MEET HIS OBLIGATIONS TO HIS CREDITORS.

+IF THE WORKERS RELY UPON A FINDING OF THE LABOUR TRIBUNAL THEN SEVEN CLEAR DAYS HAVE TO BE ALLOWED FOR A BANKRUPTCY NOTICE, OR A 21 CLEAR DAYS FOR A NOTICE UNDER SECTION 178 OF THE COMPANIES ORDINANCE, TO BE SERVED BEFORE A PETITION CAN BE FILED,+ HE ADDED.

ON THE OTHER HAND, HE SAID, IN URGENT CASES SUCH AS THOSE WHERE THERE WAS A REAL THREAT THAT THE EMPLOYER MIGHT ATTEMPT TO DISPOSE OF ASSETS IN ORDER TO DEFEAT THE CLAIMS OF CREDITORS, THEN A PETITION COULD BE FILED WITHIN 24 HOURS.

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RESTRICTIONS ON TAXI LICENCES RULED OUT

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Ti--.RC SEEMED NOTHING TO GAIN BY RESTRICTING THE ISSUE OF NEW TAXI LICENCES TO OWNER-DRIVERS, OR FORBIDDING THE TRANSFER OF TAXI LICENCES ■ i TH IN A SPECIFIED PERIOD, THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, THE HON IAN MACPHERSON, SAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE WAS AGAINST SUCH MEASURES IN PRINCIPLE AND HE HAD NO INTENTION OF MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS TO INTRODUCE THEM.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY THE HON HILTON CHEONG-LEEN, MR MACPHERSON SAID HE APPRECIATED THE CONCERN ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF TAXI LICENCES BEING MONOPOLISED BY BIG COMPANIES FOR SPECULATIVE PURPOSES, BUT THESE WORRIES WERE NOT BORNE OUT BY FACTS.

SOME 95 PER CENT OF THE WHOLE TAXI FLEET IS ALREADY OWNED BY INDIVIDUAL OWNER-DRIVERS, THE REMAINING FIVE PER CENT OR 740 LICENCES BEING DISTRIBUTED AMONGST 46 COMPANIES,+ HE SAID.

THIS DISTRIBUTION PATTERN DOES NOT SEEM TO INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF A MONOPOLY AND DOES NOT CALL FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF RESTRICTIVE MEASURES TO LIMIT THE ISSUE OF NEW TAXI LICENCES TO OWNER-DR I VERS.+

AS REGARDS SPECULATION, A RECENT REVIEW HAD REVEALED THAT THE AVERAGE TENDER PREMIUM FOR TAXI LICENCES HAD ACTUALLY DECREASED IN REAL TERMS BY 23 PER CENT FOR URBAN TAXIS SINCE 1977 AND BY ABOUT 90 PER CENT FOR NEW TERRITORIES TAXIS SINCE 1980, MR MACPHERSON SAID, ADDING THAT THIS WAS CONTRARY TO THE POPULAR BELIEF THAT SPECULATION HAD PUSHED UP THE TENDER PREMIUM FOR TAXI LICENCES.

IN ANY CASE, IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO ENFORCE A PROHIBITION ON THE TRANSFER OF TAXI LICENCES AND SUCH A PROHIBITION WOULD MOST LIKELY RESULT IN A BLACK MARKET AS LONG AS THERE IS A DEMAND FOR TAXI LICENCES,* HE SAID.

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HEAVIER MEDICAL PENALTIES UNDER STUDY * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS CONSIDERING A SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN PENALTIES FOR THE ILLEGAL PRACTICE OF MEDICINE UNDER THE MEDICAL CLINICS ORDINANCE AND SIMILAR AMENDMENTS ARE PROPOSED TO THE MEDICAL REGISTRATION ORDINANCE TO DEAL WITH OFFENCES WHICH OCCUR OUTSIDE MEDICAL CLINICS, THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, THE HON JOHN CHAMBERS, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL, HE HOPED THAT A BILL INCORPORATING THESE PROPOSALS WOULD BE INTRODUCED INTO THE COUNCIL EARLY IN THE NEXT SESSION.

REPLYING TO A QUESTION BY DR THE HON HENRIETTA IP, MR CHAMBERS SAID STATISTICS ON PROSECUTIONS OF UNREGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS COULD NOT READILY BE PRODUCED BY THE EXISTING STATISTICAL SYSTEM RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS.

+T0 PRODUCE THESE FIGURES MANUALLY WOULD INVOLVE GOING THROUGH NOT LESS THAN 270 000 PROSECUTION Fl LES,+ HE SAID.

HE HOWEVER NOTED THAT SOME RELEVANT FIGURES RELATING TO COMPLAINTS AND INVESTIGATIONS ABOUT UNREGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS WERE AVAILABLE.

THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS WERE 44 IN 1983, 73 IN 1984 AND 66 IN 1985, HE SAID.

+DURING THE SAME THREE YEARS THE DEPARTMENT TOOK PART IN 34,112 AND 92 POLICE RAIDS IN CONNECTION WITH COMPLAINTS OF THIS TYPE.+ HE ADDED.

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COMPLAINTS AGAINST POLICE FULLY INVESTIGATED

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ALLEGATIONS OF A CRIMINAL NATURE LODGED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS ARE CAREFULLY AND FULLY INVESTIGATED, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE HON MICHAEL THOMAS, TOLD THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

REPLYING TO QUESTIONS BY DR THE HON CONRAD LAM, MR THOMAS SAID ON COMPLETION OF EACH INVESTIGATION THE FILE WOULD BE PASSED TO THE PROSECUTIONS DIVISION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS, WHICH WOULD THEN DETERMINE WHETHER THERE WAS SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT A PROSECUTION. IF THERE WAS, PROCEEDINGS WOULD BE INSTITUTED.

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1FERRING TO A QUESTION ON THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST POLIC- REPORTED IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, MR THOMAS SAID THE INFOR'.';'"I ON SOUGHT WAS AVAILABLE FROM ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE UMELCO POLI J- ’ROUP TABLED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. HE PROVIDED A TABLE GIVING THE RELEVANT DATA.

IN THE LAST THREE CALENDAR YEARS, 12 637 CASES WERE REPORTED, AND THESE REPORTS CONTAINED ALLEGATIONS OF 19 185 SEPARATE MISDEMEANOURS. OF THESE ALLEGATIONS OF MISDEMEANOURS, 8.5 PER CENT WERE FOUND TO HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIATED.

MR THOMAS SAID THE CASES REPORTED INVOLVED 22 033 POLICE OFFICERS. ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THOSE FOUND TO BE AT FAULT WAS AS FOLLOWS: 2 331 WERE GIVEN ADVICE, 427 WERE GIVEN A WARNING, 433 FACED FORMAL DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS, AND 92 WERE CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENCE.

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FOUR BILLS PASSED * * *

FOUR BILLS -- THE DRUG ADDICTS TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, THE PUBLIC BUS SERVICES (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 AND THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 -- WERE PASSED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

FIVE OTHER BILLS -- THE CIVIL AVIATION (AIRCRAFT NOISE) BILL 1986, THE SHIPPING AND PORT CONTROL (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, THE FIRE SERVICES (AMENDMENT)(NO. 2) BILL 1986, THE PUBLIC HOLIDAY (ROYAL VISIT) BILL 1986 AND THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 -- WERE READ A SECOND TIME. AND DEBATE ON THEM WAS ADJOURNED.

THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TO JUNE 25.

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UMELCO POLICE GROUP TABLES FINAL REPORT * * * * *

THE UMELCO POLICE GROUP (UPG) EXAMINED A RECORD NUMBER OF POLICE INVESTIGATION REPORTS IN 19AC IN CONTINUATION OF THE TREND WHICH HAS DEVELOPED SINCE THE GROUP WAS F > RST ESTABLISHED IM 1977, THE GROUP’S CHAIRMAN, THE HON S.L. CHEN, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

TABLING THE GROUP’S LAST ANNUAL REPORT IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR CHEN SAID THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES REGISTERED BY THE COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE POLICE OFFICE IN 1985 SHOWED A SLIGHT INCREASE OVER THAT OF 1984 AND, AS IN 1984, A HIGH PROPORTION OF THE NEW CASES WERE REPORTED DIRECTLY TO THE POLICE.

MR CHEN RECALLED THAT THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED LAST DECEMBER THAT THE UPG WOULD BE RECONSTITUTED EARLY THIS YEAR WITH A VIEW TO FURTHER STRENGTHENING ITS MONITORING CAPABILITY.

THE RECONSTITUTED GROUP, RENAMED THE POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE, HAD A CHAIRMAN AND TWO VICE-CHAIRMEN DRAWN FROM UMELCO AND EIGHT MEMBERS DRAWN FROM A POOL OF JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, HE SAID.

MR CHEN SAID THE POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE WAS NO LONGER BE A UMELCO BODY AND ITS SECRETARIAT OPERATED TO ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES AS A SEPARATE DEPARTMENT.

+CONCURRENT WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEW POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE, NEW MONITORING PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED,+ HE ADDED.

MR CHEN PAID TRIBUTE TO THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE AND ALL OFFICERS IN THE COMPLAINTS AND INTERNAL INVESTIGATION BRANCH FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE RENDERED TO THE OLD GROUP AND TO THE NEW COMMITTEE.

MEANWHILE, ACCORDING TO THE UPG ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1985 PUBLISHED TODAY, THE ON-DUTY ATTITUDE OF POLICE OFFICERS CONTINUED TO BE THE MAIN SUBJECT OF COMPLAINT AGAINST THE POLICE LAST YEAR.

THE REPORT STATES THAT DURING THE YEAR, THE UPG EXAMINED 4 080 INVESTIGATION REPORTS OF THE COMPLAINTS AGAINST POLICE OFFICE (CAPO), WHICH EMBRACED 5 922 SEPARATE POINTS OF COMPLAINT.

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TH'-: -ARGEST SINGLE SUBJECT OF COMPLAINT (25.8 PER CENT) WAS A3",’ OVERBEARING, IMPOLITE CONDUCT OR ABUSIVE LANGUAGE OF POLICE OFFICERS, FOLLOWED BY NEGLECT OF DUTY OR IMPROPER ACTION (?3.8 PER CENT), AND ASSAULT (21.6 PER CENT).

A TO'IAL OF 1 512 POINTS OF COMPLAINT WERE EITHER WITHDRAWN OR FOUND TO BE NOT PURSUABLE, BECAUSE THE COMPLAINANT COULD NOT 3E LOCATED TO PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION, OR THE IDENTITIES OF THE POLICE OFFICERS ALLEGEDLY AT FAULT COULD NOT BE ESTABLISHED.

RANDOM CHECKS WERE MADE BY THE GROUP SECRETARIAT TO ESTABLISH THE REASONS FOR WITHDRAWN CASES, AND ALL COMPLAINANTS CONTACTED IN THESE CHECKS CONFIRMED THEY HAD WITHDRAWN THEIR COMPLAINTS VOLUNTARILY.

OF THE REMAINING 4 410 POINTS OF COMPLAINT, 504 WERE SUBSTANTIATED AND 131 WERE FOUND TO BE NOT PROVEN, WHILE THE NUMBER OF UNSUBSTANTIATED POINTS OF COMPLAINT WAS 3 190, AND 585 POINTS OF COMPLAINT WERE FOUND TO BE FALSE.

THE REPORT SAYS THAT AS A RESULT OF COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS CARRIED OUT BY OR ON BEHALF OF CAPO DURING THE YEAR, CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS WERE INSTITUTED OR DISCIPLINARY ACTION WAS TAKEN AGAINST 646 POLICE OFFICERS.

WHERE ANY Ml SCONDUCT OR IRREGULARITY IS REVEALED IN THE COURSE OF A COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION, APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION IS TAKEN BY THE POLICE FORMATION COMMANDER, AND 707 OFFICERS WERE DEALT WITH IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES DURING 1985, THE REPORT SAYS.

DURING THE YEAR, THE UPG EXAMINED ON AVERAGE 370 INVESTIGATION REPORTS EACH MONTH AND BY THE END OF NOVEMBER THE NUMBER OF OUTSTANDING COMPLAINT INVESTIGATIONS WAS 720.

THE REPORT NOTES THAT DELAY IN BRINGING AN INVESTIGATION TO A CONCLUSION WAS WATCHED CLOSELY AND A COMMITTEE OF THE CAPO MET QUARTERLY TO REVIEW PROGRESS OF OUTSTANDING CASES.

IT POINTS OUT THAT THE MINUTES OF THOSE MEETINGS WERE EXAMINED BY THE UPG AND INTERIM REPORTS WERE CALLED FOR ON ANY CASE OF SPECIAL IMPORTANCE OR WHERE THE REASONS FOR DELAY WERE UNCLEAR.

WHEN A COMPLAINT INVOLVED AN EXTENDED INVESTIGATION, INTERIM PROGRESS REPORTS WERE FURNISHED BOTH TO THE UPG AND TO THE COMPLAINANT.

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THE REPORT NOTES THAT THE UPG RAISED QUERIES ON A NUMBER OF POLICE PROCEDURES AND INSTRUCTIONS IN THE COURSE OF EXAMINING INVESTIGATION REPORTS ON COMPLAINTS. AS A RESULT, STUDIES AND CHANGES WERE INITIATED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

* THE ISSUE OF A HEADQUARTERS ORDER ON THE UNDESIRABILITY OF TAKING STATEMENTS FROM SUSPECTS ARRESTED FOR CRIMINAL O-FENCES WHEN THE POLICE OFFICER RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING THE STATEMENT IS THE VICTIM OR AN EYE-WITNESS TO THE INCIDENT;

* THE ISSUE OF A HEADQUARTERS ORDER TO ENSURE THAT ONLY CERTIFIED COPIES OF STATEMENTS ARE ISSUED TO DEFENDANTS AND THEIR SOLICITORS;

X THE ISSUE OF NEW POLICE GENERAL ORDERS INTRODUCING REVISED PROCEDURES FOR THE HANDLING, LABELLING, DESCRIPTION, STORAGE AND RETURN OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO DETAINED PERSONS?

X THE AMENDMENT OF POLICE GENERAL ORDERS IN RESPECT OF STREET SEARCHES?

X THE CIRCULATION OF A HEADQUARTERS ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THE REMOVAL OF PERSONS FROM THE WANTED PERSONS LIST IS CARRIED OUT PROMPTLY AND ACCURATELY; AND

* A RESEARCH STUDY ON THE USE OF PRIVATE CARS AND TAXIS BY POLICE OFFICERS ON DUTY WITH PARTICULAR REGARD TO THE INSURANCE COVERAGE OF SUCH VEHICLES AND THIRD PARTY RISKS.

THE REPORT ALSO NOTES THAT A TOTAL OF 4 33? NEW CASES WERE REGISTERED BY THE CAPO IN 1985, WHICH SHOWED A SLIGHT INCREASE OF 3.8 PER CENT OVER THE FIGURE FOR 1984.

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SURVEY OF STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES FOR 1985 *****

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IS CONDUCTING AN ANNUAL SURVEY OF STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES FOR THE YEAR 1985.

THE SURVEY COVERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:

* STORAGE AND WAREHOUSING FACILITIES FOR HIRE BY THE GENERAL

PUBLIC:

* POSTAL, TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH, RADIO AND CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, MESSAGE DELIVERY AND MESSAGE EXCHANGE SERVICES;

* ALL FINANCE (EXCEPT BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES) AND INVESTMENT COMPANIES; LOAN, MORTGAGE AND DISCOUNT COMPANIES; DEALERS-BROKERS AND EXCHANGES IN STOCKS AND SHARES, COWIODITY FUTURES, GOLD BULLION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE; PAWNSHOPS MONEY CHANGERS; AND OTHER FINANCIAL UNDERTAKINGS;

* INSURERS, RE-INSURERS, AGENTS AND BROKERS OF ALL KINDS OF INSURANCE AND RELATED INSURANCE SERVICES; AND

* ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING, ADVERTISING, DATA PROCESSING, EMPLOYMENT AGENCY, EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY RENTAL, LEGAL, NEWS AGENCY, SECRETARIAL AND OTHER BUSINESS SERVICES.

QUESTIONNAIRES ARE BEING SENT TO A SAMPLE OF ABOUT 2 400 ESTABLISHMENTS OUT OF A TOTAL OF SOME 11 000 ESTABLISHMENTS FALLING UNDER THE PURVIEW OF THE SURVEY.

DATA TO BE COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY INCLUDE THE TYPE OF OWNERSHIP, FLOOR AREA, EMPLOYMENT, LABOUR COSTS, OPERATING EXPENSES, BUSINESS TURNOVER AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE.

SUCH ECONOMIC DATA WILL PROVIDE BASIC INFORMATION ON THE STRUCTURE AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SECTORS CONCERNED AND ARE NEEDED FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF THE SECTORS’ CONTRIBUTION TO HONG KONG’S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.

THE SURVEY RESULTS WILL ALSO BE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE FORMULATION OF DECISIONS AND POLICIES.

RESPONSE TO THE SURVEY IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT. A CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDER AUTHORISING THE CONDUCT OF THIS SURVEY WAS MADE BY THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL UNDER SECTION 11 OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDINANCE AND ISSUED AS LEGAL NOTICE NO. 12 IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE ON JANUARY 13, 1984.

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SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO RETURN THE COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES BY JULY 31, 1986.

OFFICERS OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, W£aRRY A GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARD .vH ILE ON DUTY W ILL VIS । THE |STABL - -

CONCERNED TO ASSIST THEM IN COMPLETING THE QUESTIONNAIRE ir REQU I RED.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS STRESSEo THAT ^^C^^^NCr^ND^THi^iNL?0 AGGI WhIcH^SIFnOT rIvEaJ DE?Alfs Sf INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS WILL BE RELEASED.

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ANOTHER BOARD TO DISCUSS TRIAD REPORT

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THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE RECENTLY-PUBLISHED DOCUMENT ON TRIAD PROBLEMS WITH EMPHASIS ON THE VARIOUS MEASURES PROPOSED TO COUNTER THE SOCIAL MALADY AT A MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE DOCUMENT WAS PREPARED BY THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

APART FROM OUTLINING THE TRIAD PROBLEM AND GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO IT, THE DOCUMENT ALSO PRESENTS OPTIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE LAW AND IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW TO ASSIST THE GOVERNMENT IN ITS CONTINUING EFFORTS TO COUNTER THE PROBLEM.

THEY ARE AIMED BROADLY AT CURBING THE OVERT DISPLAY OF TRIAD AND GANG POWER AND INFLUENCE AND ATTACKING MORE EFFECTIVELY THE ORGANISED RACKETS OPERATED BY TRIADS.

INCLUDED IN TOMORROW’S AGENDA FOR MEMBERS’ DISCUSSION WILL BE A PUBLIC WORK PROJECT TO IMPROVE THE YUEN LONG NULLAH BUNDS-A MOP-UP REPORT ON THE SIXTH YUEN LONG ARTS FESTIVAL- PROGRESS REPORTS FROM THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, DISTRICT BOARD COMMITTEES AND THE TWO LOCAL AREA COMMITTEES.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE INFORMED ON A NEW MARKETING FACILITY IN YUEN LONG - THE HUNG SHUI KIU TEMPORARY MARKET - WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE OPENED IN LATE SEPTEMBER, COMPRISING 72 MARKET STALLS AND 152 MINI-STALLS.

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THE TEMPORARY MARKET COULD HELP SOLVE ILLEGAL HAWKING PROBLEMS IN HUNG SHUI KIU WHICH HAD LONG BEEN A SUBJECT OF COMPLAINTS FOR OBSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL NUISANCES CAUSED ALONG THE MAIN STREET.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW ON THE 1.3TH FLOOR, YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAMBERS, TAI KIU ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, YUEN LONG.

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EASTERN TO DISCUSS TRIAD DOCUMENT

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THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE +DOCUMENT ON OPTIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE LAW AND IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW TO COUNTER THE TRIAD PROBLEM* AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

SENIOR CROWN COUNSEL, MR ANDREW BRUCE, AND THE SECRETARY OF THE CENTRAL FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR MICHAEL STONE, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING.

THE URBAN COUNCIL CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME IN EASTERN DISTRICT AND THE DRAFTED EASTERN DISTRICT STRATEGY WILL ALSO BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, 880-886 KING’S ROAD.

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FORD VISITS IMMIGRATION HQ

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THE SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, MR DAVID FORD, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS IN TSIM SHA TSUI EAST AS PART OF HIS REGULAR VISITS TG GOVERNMENT

DEPARTMENTS.

MR FORD HAD A DISCUSSION WITH THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, 14? ALAN CARTER, BEFORE LOOKING OVER VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDING THE OVERSEAS VISA, TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AND EXTENSION SECTIONS.

HE WAS BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF A WORKSHOP WHICH AIMS AT IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY AND ALSO COURTESY IN DEALING WITH THE PUBLIC, AND LEARNT THAT THE QUALITY OF SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC HAD IMPROVED.

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT IS AMONG A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TAKING PART IN A COURTESY DRIVE LAUNCHED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH IN MAY.

MR FORD ALSO MET STAFF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENIOR OFFICERS CF THE DEPARTMENT DURING HIS VISIT.

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FREE EYE CHECKS FOR OLD PEOPLE

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NEARLY 8 000 PEOPLE AGED OVER 60 LIVING IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl WILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE FREE EYE CHECKS DURING AN +EYE CARING CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY* TO BE HELD .BETWEEN JUNE 8 AND JULY 2..

THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD, TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS, KWAI CHUNG ROTARY CLUB, AND CO-ORGANISED WITH THE HONG KONG OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON, KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HO TUNG-CHING, SAID OF A POPULATION OF NEARL-' HALF A MILLION IN THE DISTRICT, ABOUT 50 000 WERE OVER THE AGE OF 60.

+ IT IS ONE OF THE. MAIN CONCERNS OF THE BOARD THAT THESE PEOPLE BE OFFERED APPROPRIATE CARE' AND SERVICES,* HE SAID.

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LAST YEAR THE BOARD HAD ALLOCATED ABOUT $47 OOO TO LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO HOLD VARIOUS ACTIVITIES FOR THE ELDERLY.

+THIS YEAR. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT MORE THAN $70 000 WILL EE SPENT ON PROJECTS FOR THE ELDERLY,+ MR HO SAID.

CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE EYE CARING CAMPAIGN. MR LAM KWING-CHEE, SAID THE AIM OF THE CAMPAIGN WAS TO OFFER EYE CARE SERVICES AND INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT TO THE ELDERLY, AS A GESTURE OF RESPECT TOWARDS THEM.

RPSIDES EYE CHECKS. THE FOUR-WEEK CAMPAIGN WILL INCLUDE AN FYHIB TION ON EYE CARE. FREE PROVISION OF SPECTACLES FOR NEEDY ELDERLY PEOPLE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF EYE-CARE BOOKLETS.

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FARMERS TO STUDY NEW TECHNIQUES IN U.S. *****

A GROUP OF 15 FARMERS WILL LEAVE ON SATURDAY (JUNE 7) FOR THE UNITED STATES ON A NINE-DAY TOUR TO STUDY MODERN TECHNIQUES IN CROP FARMING AND MARKETING AND ALSO TO SEE THE LATEST IN FARM MACHINERY.

TO MARK THE OCCASION, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, WILL PRESENT A BANNER TO THE GROUP AT A CEREMONY TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE STUDY TOUR, THE NINTH SINCE 1977, HAS BEEN JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION AND THE FEDERATION OF VEGETABLE MARKETING CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AT 3.30 PM AT AFD HEADQUARTERS ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON.

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PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES * * * * *

THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MRS IRENEYAU, *ILL OFFICIATE AT THE CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE JOURNALISM BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL ON FRIDAY THE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTRE OF HONG KUNG, CENTRE, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, WAN CHAI.

SYMPOSIUM ORGANISED (JUNE 6) AT 4 PM AT 17TH FLOOR, HARBOUR

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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FOCUS ON VETTING OF APPLICATIONS * * * * *

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE ROLE OF AREA COMMITTEES IN THE VETTING OF APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS SUBMITTED BY MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AT A MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

IN ADDITION, THE REPORTS OF THE FIVE WORKING GROUPS ON THE FINANCIAL SITUATION AND THE PROGRESS OF BOARD-SPONSORED ACTIVITIES WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

ANOTHER ITEM ON THE AGENDA CONCERNS AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS BY THE WORKING GROUP ON COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION EDUCATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE TO BE HELD AT 4 PM IN THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE TOMORROW.

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NO MAIL DELIVERY X * *

THESE WILL BE NO MAIL DELIVERY AND ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSE. NEXT WEDNESDAY (JUNE 11), THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL, THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY.

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TENANCIES SOUGHT FOR THREE X X X X

KOWLOON SITES

A STORAGE SITE AND TWO VEHICLE PARKING AREAS IN KOWLOON ARE BEING OFFERED FOR RENT ON SHORT-TERM TENANCY BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

THE STORAGE SITE OF 6 100 SQUARE METRES IS AT SHEUNG YEE ROAD, KOWLOON BAY RECLAMATION, AND IS FOR STORING NON-COMBUST IBLE MATERIALS. THE TENANCY FOR THE SITE IS 18 MONTHS INITIALLY, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

A SITE OF 930 SQUARE METRES AT LAI KING HILL ROAD ADJACENT TO THE LAI CHI KOK BUS TERMINUS IS FOR A FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARK. THE TENANCY IS FOR THREE YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

A SITE MEASURING 6 400 SQUARE METRES AT LAI CHI KOK ROAD IS FOR PARKING GOODS VEHICLES, BUT EXCLUDING ARTICULATED VEHICLES. THE TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE MONTHLY AFTERWARDS.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON .JUNE 20.

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URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS IN CENTRAL * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (JUNE 7), THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS IN CENTRAL WILL BE MADE 24-HOUR DAILY URBAN CLEARWAYS t

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH DOUGLAS STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH CHATER ROAD;

X THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL FROM A POINT ABOUT 70 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH PEDDER STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 65 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION?

* PEDDER STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH CHATER ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

* THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CHATER ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH PEDDER STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF CHATER ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 20 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION ; AND

* PEDDER STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP WITHIN THE URBAN CLEARWAYS FOR A PSSENGERS OR GOODS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING 24-HOUR URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN DOUGLAS STREET AND PEDDER STREET WILL BE LIFTED.

ALSO FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY, THE SECTION OF PEDDER STREET FROM A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES NORTH OF QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES SOUTH OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE MADE A PEAK HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM) URBAN CLEARWAY DAILY.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF KING’S ROAD

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TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE, THE SECTION OF KING’S ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH JAVA ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY (JUNE 7) TO 7 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

DURING THE CLOSURE, THE FOLLOWING TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE INTRODUCED:

* EASTBOUND VEHICLES ON KING’S ROAD OR JAVA ROAD HEADING FOR QUARRY BAY AND AREA FURTHER EAST WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR NEAR HEALTHY STREET WEST, ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR, TAI KOO WAN ROAD, TAI WING AVENUE AND TAI KOO SHING ROAD BEFORE REJOINING SHAU KEI WAN ROAD OR KING’S ROAD.

* WESTBOUND VEHICLES ON KING’S ROAD HEADING FOR NORTH POINT AND AREA FURTHER WEST WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIA WESTLANDS ROAD, TAI KOO SHING ROAD, TAI YUE AVENUE, TAI KOO WAN ROAD, ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR AND THE SLIP ROAD LEADING TO KING’S ROAD NEAR HEALTHY STREET WEST.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO DEAL WITH SPEEDING .................... 1

TRANSPORT, RELATED SERVICES SURVEY RESULTS OUT ............... 2

WOMEN CAN PLAY ROLE IN BETTER SOCIETY ........................ 6

FARMERS GET U.S. FARMING STUDY CHANCE......................... 7

CALL FOR MORE FREBCH INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HK.............. 8

PROPERTY OWNERS GIVEN REMINDER ON TAX RETURNS ................ 9

APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE TO AMEND MILK BY-LAWS .................. 9

TUEN MUN READY FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES ......................... 10

EARLIER BOAT RACES IN EASTERN DISTRICT........................ 11

DB TO DISCUSS PRIORITY OF WORKS PROJECTS ..................... 12

ICE CREAM VAN’S OPERmTIONS SUSPENDED ......................... 13

VIEWS EXCHANGED ON MONG KOK TRAFFIC .......................... 14

CLEANER WATER FOR SWIMMERS ................................... 14

CRACKDOWN ON BEACH LITTERBUGS ................................ 15

EARLIER WELFARE PAYMENT ...................................... 15

CHEUNG CHAU FERRY PIER BEING EXTENDED ........................ 16

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1986

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AMENDMENTS PROPOSED TO DEAL WITH SPEEDING *****

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD FOR AMENDING THE LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR DEALING WITH SPEEDING OFFENCES SO THAT OFFENDERS WILL BE DEALT WITH ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY BY THE FIXED PENALTY SYSTEM RATHER THAN BY COURT PROCEEDINGS.

THE ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) BILL 1986 HAS PROPOSED THAT THE SECTION IN THE ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR MANDATORY DISQUALIFICATION FOR SPEEDING OFFENCES SHOULD BE REPEALED. NEVERTHELESS, THE COURT WILL RETAIN DISCRETIONARY POWER TO DISQUALIFY ANY DRIVER CONVICTED OF SPEEDING. BUT WHERE DISQUALIFICATION IS ORDERED BY THE COURT IT WILL APPLY TO ALL TYPES OF DRIVING LICENCES HELD BY THE CONVICTED DRIVER.

ANOTHER PROPOSAL OF THE BILL IS TO REPEAL MANDATORY RETESTS AFTER DISQUALIFICATION. HOWEVER, THE COURT WILL HAVE THE DISCRETIONARY POWER TO ORDER A RETEST FOLLOWING DISQUALIFICATION IF IT DOUBTS THE COMPETENCE OF THE CONVICTED DRIVER.

AT PRESENT, A SPEEDING DRIVER MAY EITHER BE DEALT WITH BY THE FIXED PENALTY SYSTEM OR PROSECUTED UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE WHICH STIPULATES THAT THREE SPEEDING CONVICTIONS OF WHICH THE LAST TWO WERE WITHIN THREE YEARS OF EACH OTHER WILL RESULT IN MANDATORY DISQUALIFICATION FOR AT LEAST 12 MONTHS.

THE ORDINANCE STIPULATES MANDATORY RETEST ORDERS FOR DRIVERS DISQUALIFIED FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE.

THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS ALSO ENDORSED A PROPOSAL TO ADOPT AN ESCALATING DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS SYSTEM FOR SPEEDING OFFENCES.

UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC (DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS) (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, A DRIVER WILL INCUR THREE POINTS FOR EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT BY MORE THAN 15 KILOMETRES PER HOUR, FIVE POINTS FOR EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT BY MORE THAN 30 KILOMETRES PER HOUR AND EIGHT POINTS FOR EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT BY 45 KILOMETRES PER HOUR. HOWEVER, THE FIXED PENALTY IS THE SAME AS THAT WHICH EXISTS - $200.

AT PRESENT, A DRIVER CAUGHT EXCEEDING THE SPEED LIMIT BY 15 KILOMETRES PER HOUR INCURS THREE DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS. ANYONE WHO HAS ACCUMULATED 15 OR MORE POINTS IN TWO YEARS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM HOLDING OR OBTAINING A DRIVING LICENCE.

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THE AMENDMENT BILL ALSO PROPOSES THAT A DRIVER WHO HAS INCURRED EIGHT DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS OR MORE SHOULD BE NOTIFIED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT OF HIS RECORD OF POINTS AND THE CONSEQUENCES. THE EXISTING PRACTICE IS THAT A DRIVER IS ONLY INFORMED WHEN HE HAS INCURRED 10 POINTS OR MORE.

+THE EFFECT OF THE AMENDMENT BILLS IS THAT DISQUALIFICATION FOR SPEEDING WILL NOW NORMALLY BE APPLIED UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC (DRIVING-OFFENCE POINTS) ORDINANCE, PERMITTING THE USE OF THE FIXED PENALTY SYSTEM IN ALMOST ALL BUT THE MORE SERIOUS CASES WHILE MANDATORY RETESTS WILL CEASE TO EX I ST,+ A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED.

+THE NEW SYSTEM ENSURES THAT EXCESSIVE AND PERSISTENT OFFENDERS WILL PROCEED RAPIDLY TO DISQUALIFICATION WHEN 15 OR MORE POINTS ARE INCURRED IN TWO YEARS. BUT IN CASE OF VERY SERIOUS SPEEDING, THE SUMMONS PROCEDURE UNDER THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE WILL CONTINUE TO BE USED,+ HE ADDED.

THE BILLS ARE EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JUNE 25 AND THE RESUMED DEBATE ON JULY 9. PUBLIC COMMENTS MAY BE SENT TO UMELCO AT THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING, 8 JACKSON ROAD, OR TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT AT ST. JOHN’S BUILDING, EIGHTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG.

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TRANSPORT, RELATED SERVICES SURVEY RESULTS OUT *****

THERE WERE 34 479 TRANSPORT AND RELATED SERVICE’S ESTABLISHMENTS IN OPERATION DURING THE WHOLE OR PART OF 1984, ENGAGING 130 337 PERSONS, ACCORDING TO THE SUMMARY RESULTS OF THE 1984 SURVEY OF TRANSPORT AND RELATED SERVICES RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

WHEN COMPARED WITH 1983, THE NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND OF PERSONS ENGAGED INCREASED BY TWO PER CENT AND ONE PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

IN 1984, THESE ESTABLISHMENTS GENERATED $53 354 MILLION OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME ; AND SPENT $6 254 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AND $41 422 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES.

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THEIR GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED ASSETS (BEING ACQUISITION OF FIXED ASSETS LESS PROCEEDS FROM SALES OF FIXED ASSETS) WERE $5 005 MILLION.

WHEN COMPARED WITH 1983, BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME INCREASED BY 24 PER CENT; COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES BY 11 PER CENT; AND OPERATING EXPENSES BY 25 PER CENT. ON THE OTHER HAND, GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED ASSETS DECREASED BY 18 PER CENT.

THE SECTOR’S VALUE ADDED (REPRESENTING ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT) GREW BY 13 PER CENT TO $13 103 MILLION IN 1984, FROM $11 634 MILLION IN 1983.

ANALYSED BY MAJOR TRANSPORT GROUP, THE SURVEY REVEALED THAT IN 1984, +SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT* ENJOYED THE LARGEST SHARE OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME, AT $21 519 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT OF THE SECTOR TOTAL.

+OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT* ACCOUNTED FOR ANOTHER 23 PER CENT? +AIR TRANSPORT* TOOK UP 15 PER CENT; +LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT* 11 PER CENT; +LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT* FIVE PER CENT? +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT* THREE PER CENT? +INLAND WATER TRANSPORT* TWO PER CENT; AND +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT* ONE PER CENT.

+LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT* CONTRIBUTED 29 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED OF THE SECTOR. THE SECTOR’S REMAINING CONTRIBUTION WAS ACCOUNTED FOR BY +OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT* (22 PER CENT)? +AIR TRANSPORT* (15 PER CENT); +LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT* (11 PER CENT); +SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT* (11 PER CENT)? +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT* (5 PER CENT)? +INLAND WATER TRANSPORT* (4 PER CENT); AND +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT* (2 PER CENT).

WHEN COMPARED WITH 1983, +SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT* SHOWED THE LARGEST INCREASE IN BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME (33 PER CENT); FOLLOWED BY +AIR TRANSPORT* (29 PER CENT)? +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT* (23 PER CENT)? +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT* (21 PER CENT) ? +OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT* (18 PER CENT)? +LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT* (17 PER CENT); AND +INLAND WATER TRANSPORT* (13 PER CENT). +LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT*, HOWEVER, REGISTERED A DECREASE OF FIVE PER CENT.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1986

IN TERMS OF VALUE ADDED, +OCEAN AND COASTAL WATER TRANSPORT* RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASE OVER 1983 (27 PER CENT) FOLLOWED BY +LAND PASSENGER TRANSPORT* (18 PER CENT) +INLAND WATER TRANSPORT* (11 PER CENT) +SERVICES INCIDENTAL TO TRANSPORT* (11 PER CENT) ♦SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT* (6 PER CENT) +AIR TRANSPORT* (6 PER CENT) AND +SUPPORTING SERVICES TO LAND TRANSPORT* (2 PER CENT). ON THE OTHER HAND, +LAND FREIGHT TRANSPORT* SHOWED A DECREASE OF SIX PER CENT.

A TABLE COMPARING SOME OF THE SELECTED PRINCIPAL STATISTICS BY MAJOR TRANSPORT GROUP FOR 1983 AND 1984 WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK AND BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

THE 1984 SURVEY WAS ONE IN A SERIES OF ANNUAL SURVEYS CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASCERTAINING THE STRUCTURE AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TRANSPORT SECTOR AND UPDATING ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF HONG KONG.

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

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY OF THE SURVEY, TOGETHER WITH ANALYTICAL TABLES SHOWING THE PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FOR ALL ESTABLISHMENTS CLASSIFIED BY MAJOR GROUP AND ANALYSED BY VARIOUS ECONOMIC VARIABLES, ARE INCLUDED IN THE STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED +1984 SURVEY OF TRANSPORT AND RELATED SERVICES*.

THIS REPORT WILL BE ON SALE SOON AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE- AND THE PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD. CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

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

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE TRANSPORT AND SERVICES STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TEL. 3-661045.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1986

COMPARISON OF RM-MCTEO PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FCR *LL ESTABLISHMENTS

IN THE TRANSPORT AND RELATED SERVICES SECTOR BETWEEN 1983 '

MAJOR SRCUr NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED NUMBER OF J-MPLOYEES COMPENSA- TION OF EMPLOYEES OPERATING EXP.-AiSS BUSINESS RECEIPTS ~ND OTHER INCOME GROSS ADDITIONS TO FIXED ASSETS VALUE ADDED

3 Kn. $ Ma. S Kn. S Kn. $ Mn.

LAND r^S-ENGER 1983 18 on 47 396 29 723 1 528 2 912 5 056 7 238 3 230

TRANSPORT 1984 19 902 49 48l 29 241 1 683 ’ 227 5 89* 4 268 3 808

change ♦ 10 ♦4 -2 ♦10 ♦ 11 ♦17 -41 ♦ 18

LAND FR-I3HT 198* 11 948 26 689 14 985 497 1 413 2 592 152 1 494

TRANSPORT 1984 10 83? 2T *00 12 217 466 1 340 2 453 146 1 405

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SUPPORTING SERVICES 1983 49 675 054 31 70 381 5 306

TO LAND TRANSPORT 198^ 102 1 019 969 43 148 467 21 31<

% change ♦108 ♦51 ♦48 ♦37 ♦112 ♦23 ♦317

OCEAN AND COASTAL 1983 421 15 655 15 626 1 236 8 239 10 494 146 2 304

YA TER TRANSPORT 1984 *410 15 210 15 167 1 332 9 503 12 347 284 2 923

% change -3 -3 -3 ♦8 ♦15 ♦ 18 ♦94 ♦2?

INLAND '■ATER 198' 789 7 093 5 617 248 536 967 104 470 523

TRANSPORT 1984 7i8 6 454 5 354 266 638 1 097 140

% change -9 -9 -5 ♦7 ♦19 ♦ 13 ♦34 ♦ 11

SUPPORTING SERVICES TO WATER TRANSPORT 1983 1984 68.3 626 5 026 5 392 4 498 4 842 222 260 797 1 015 1 273 1 534 156 265 V* :

change -8 ♦7 ♦8 ♦17 ♦27 ♦21 ♦70 A

AIR TRANSPORT 1983 46 8 44i 8 441 1 051 4 231 6 227 -1 847 I'W i

1984 47 8 905 8 905 1 249 5 624 a 043 -310 2

$ change ♦2 ♦5 ♦5 ♦ 19 ♦33 ♦29 -83 ♦6 $

SERVICES INCIDENTAL 1983 1 787 18 703 17 934 807 14 897 16 20? 160 1 288 ’

TO TRANSPORT 1984 1 838 20 577 19 820 954 19 928 21 519 199 1 430

% change ♦3 -10 ♦ 11 ♦ 18 ♦ 34 ♦ 33 ♦24 ♦11 <t

ALL TRANSPORT GROUPS 1983 33 736 129 678 97 478 5 620 53 095 43 198 6 114 n

1984 34 479 130 337 96 516 6 254 , 41 422 53 354 5 005 15 103 • <

% change ♦2 ♦1 -1 ♦11 ♦25 ♦24 -18 ♦3

GOVERNMENT TRANSPORT 1983 X 1 276 1 276 125 288 965 54 730

SERVICES 1984 X 1 156 1 156 148 24? 1 021 78 ?35

% change 0 -9 -9 ♦ 18 -16 ♦6 ♦44 ♦I- TP

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Note* : (1) Individual items may not add up to total due to rounding.

(2) Figures denoting changes are derived from unrounded figures.

(5) Value added ia a measure of the contribution of an economic sector to Hong Kong's gross domestic product. It is derived by subtracting the operating expenses (adjusted for interest oayaents and payments co outworkers) from the value of business receipts and other income. The exact definition ean be found in the survey report.

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WOMEN CAN PLAY ROLE IX BETTER SOCIETY * * * * *

WOMEN MUST ACQUAINT THEMSEi.VES WITH SERVICE^ AVAILABLE X THEIR OWN DISTRICT SO THAT THEY CAN DEPLOY THESE RESOURCES TO MEET THE NEEDS Or TINDIVIDUAL AND TPE I R "AMIL!'"r, ’ DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, M.<S ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (THUFiSDA...

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF YIN NGAI SOCIETIES IN TUEN MUN DISTRICT, SHE SAID WOMEN CO1 _D ALSO STRENGTHEN RELATIONS WITH NEIGHBOURS THROUGH COMMUNITY JR-xi, i SmTICNS ACHIEVE MUTUAL

AID.

THERE HAD BEEN INCIDENTS OF CHILDREN FALLING FROM HEIGHTS OR BECOMING INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS WHILE BEING LEFT ALONE AT HOME BY THEIR PARENTS WHO HAD TO GO OUT OR TO WORK.

MRS CHAN POINTED OUT THAT PARENTS SHOULD PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE SAFETY OF YOUNG CHILDREN AND AT NO TIME SHOULD THEY ALLOW CHILDREN TO STAY AT HOME UNATTENDED.

TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS, APPROPRIATE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS SUCH AS SEEKING THE ASSISTANCE OF NEIGHBOURS COULD BE MADE WHEN PARENTS HAD TO LEAVE HOME FOR ANY PERIOD OF TIME.

+UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF YIN NGAi SOCIETIES, INDIVIDUAL HOUSING ESTATES CAN SET UP MUTUAL HELP PROJECTS IN WHICH WOMEN CAN TAKE TURNS TAKING CARE OF EACH OTHER’S CHILDREN SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE SOME SPARE TIME TO DEAL WITH PERSONAL AFFAIRS.

+THIS TYPE OF MUTUAL HELP PROJECTS WILL CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS AND AT THE SAME TIME ALLEVIATE TEMPORARILY THE PRESSURE OF LONG-TERM CHILD MINDING,* MRS CHAN SAID.

SHE ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE YIN NGAI SOCIETIES COULD SET UP HOME VISIT TEAMS TO CALL ON WOMEN IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE.

BUT IF THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THESE WOMEN WERE TOO COMPLEX, THE SOCIETIES COULD REFER THEM TO THE APPROPRIATE ORGANISATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING.

ON SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY, MRS CHAN SUGGESTED YIN NGAI SOCIETIES COULD VISIT THE AGED LIVING BY THEMSELVES OR IN SHARED FLATS, AND OFFER SERVICES SUCH AS SHOPPING AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO JOIN SOCIAL CENTRES FOR THE ELDERLY.

AT PRESENT THERE WERE FOUR YIN NGAI SOCIETIES IN TUEN MUN DISTRICT WITH MEMBERSHIP OF MORE THAN 700.

YIN NGAI SOCIETIES WERE STARTED IN 1981 IN NEW TOWNS TO ENABLE HOUSEWIVES TO DEVELOP THEIR PERSONAL POTENTIAL AND SELF-CONFIDENCE.

ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE SOCIETIES INCLUDED SEMINARS ON HEALTH AND INTEREST, CAMPING AND PICNICS.

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FARMERS GET U.S. FARMING STUDY CHANCE * * X * X

FIFTEEN FARMERS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY MODERN TECHNIQUES IN CROP FARMING, PEST CONTROL, MARKETING AND FARM MACHINERIES IN THE UNITED STATES THIS MONTH.

THE GROUP WILL LEAVE ON SATURDAY (JUNE 7) FOR CALIFORNIA ON A NINE-DAY STUDY TOUR ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE VEGETABLE MARKETING ORGANISATION AND THE FEDERATION OF VEGETABLE MARKETING CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES.

THE STUDY GROUP WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY AGRICULTURAL OFFICER, MR C.W. FONG, WHO WILL ACT AS THE TEAM’S LIAISON OFFICER.

TO MARK THE GROUP’S DEPARTURE, THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, PRESENTED A BANNER TO TEAM LEADER, MR NG YIU-TING, AT A CEREMONY THIS (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

DR LEE SAID THAT THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THESE STUDY TOURS, THE NINTH SINCE 1977, WERE TO ENABLE LOCAL FARMERS TO INCREASE FARMING KNOWLEDGE, TO ACQUAINT THEMSELVES WITH ADVANCED VEGETABLE CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES, AND TO LEARN THE MARKETING PRACTICES OF THEIR COUNTERPARTS ELSEWHERE.

+THE TOURS ALSO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE EXCHANGE OF FARMING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE BETWEEN LOCAL AND OVERSEAS FARMERS.+

DR LEE SAID THAT TOURS HAD SO FAR BEEN ORGANISED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM, HOLLAND, JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES.

♦THESE TOURS HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AND FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPATING FARMERS HAS BEEN ENCOURAGING AS THEY APPEAR TO HAVE BENEFITED FROM THEM. THEY HAVE BROUGHT BACK USEFUL TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW WHICH THEY HAVE SHARED WITH LOCAL FARMERS,+ HE SAID.

DR LEE NOTED THAT MORE AND MORE FARMERS OF -YOUNGER AGE WERE TAKING PART IN SUCH STUDY TOURS. +THIS IS INDEED AN ENCOURAGING SIGN,* HE SAID.

HE HOPED THAT THE TOUR WOULD ENABLE THEM TO ACQUIRE PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE, ACTIVATE THEIR INTEREST AND POTENTIALS IN AGRICULTURE AND ON THEIR RETURN, JOIN OTHERS IN DEVELOPING THE LOCAL FARMING INDUSTRY.

WHILE IN THE UNITED STATES, THE TEAM WILL MEET U.S. OFFICIALS WHO WILL BRIEF THEM ON AGRICULTURE AND TAKE THEM ON VISITS TO RESEARCH CENTRES, VEGETABLE FARMS AND WHOLESALE MARKETS.

THEY WILL ALSO TOUR A LARGE FARMING MACHINERY COMPANY AND SEE THE LATEST TECHNIQUES IN PLANTING, PEST CONTROL AND HARVESTING AS WELL AS THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF SEEDS.

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CALL FOR MORE FRENCH INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IN HK *****

THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR TONY EASON, TODAY (THURSDAY) URGED MORE FRENCH PARTICIPATION IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.

MAKING THE APPEAL AT A SEMINAR IN LYON ORGANISED BY BANQUE NATIONALE DE PARIS AND THE LYON CHAMBER OF COMMENCE, MR rASON SAID THERE HAD ONl BEEN VERY LIMITED FRENCH INTERESTS SO CAR IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN HONG KONG.

+APART FROM ONE WHOLLY-OWNED GARMENT FACTORY AND A 50 PER CENT SHARE IN THE HONG KONG OXYGEN COMPANY, IT APPEARS THAT THERE ARE ONLY SMALL SHARES IN TWO OR THREE OTHER COMPANIES.

+ IT IS NOTABLE, HOWEVER, THAT FRANCE IS WELL REPRESENTED IN TRADE, CONSTRUCTION, FINANCE AND OTHER SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY.*

MR EASON SAID HE HOPED THAT RECENT CONTACTS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MANUFACTURERS IN FRANCE WOULD LEAD TO ENTERPRISES OF MUTUAL BENEFIT.

AFTER POINTING OUT ALL THE FAVOURABLE INVESTMENT ENVIRONMENTS IN HONG KONG, MR EASON SAID: +IN A WORD, HONG KONG IS ONE OF THE EASIEST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO SET UP AND RUN A BUSINESS.

+ IN ADDITION TO THESE LOCAL FACTORS, REGIONAL CONSIDERATIONS ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO HONG KONG’S ATTRACTION AS A MANUFACTURING AND BUSINESS LOCATION.

+ HONG KONG IS AT THE CENTRE OF THE FASTEST GROWTH REGION ON EARTH. IT IS UNIQUELY SITUATED TO SERVE BOTH THE REGION AND CHINA, IN A WAY THAT NOWHERE IS,* MR EASON SAID.

DURING THE YEARS 1970 TO 1982 AVERAGE ANNUAL GDP GROWTH WAS 3 PER CENT IN THE INDUSTRIALISED ECONOMIES, 3 PER CENT IN SUBSAHARAN AFRICA, 4 PER CENT IN SOUTH ASIA, AND 5 PER CENT IN LATIN AMERICA.

IN EAST ASIA, INCLUDING HONG KONG, INDONESIA, SOUTH KOREA, TAIWAN, MALAYSIA, THE PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE AND THAILAND THE RATE WAS 8 PER CENT.

+THIS TREND SEEMS LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE AND, IF ANY THING, TO BECOME MORE PRONOUNCED, PARTICULARLY AS CHINA REACHES FOR HER STATED DEVELOPMENT GOALS.

+THE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY THE REGION AND HONG KONG AT ITS CENTRE HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECOGNISED BY MANY IN THE TRADING WORLD.

+MANY OVERSEAS COMPANIES OF MAJOR STATES AND REPUTE ARE NOW MANUFACTURING IN HONG KONG. ALL HAVE SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONS AND MANY OF THEM ARE EXPANDING,* MR EASON SAID.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1986

9

PROPERTY OWNERS GIVEN REMINDER ON TAX RETURNS * * * * *

PROPERTY OWNERS WHO HAVE BEEN ISSUED WITH A PROPERTY TAX RETURN WERE REMINDED TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT THEY MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE PROPERTY TAX RETURN FOR 1985-86 TO THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT BY JUNE 15.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THOSE WHO FAILED TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENT TO SUBMIT A RETURN WOULD BE LIABLE TO HEAVY PENALTIES UNDER THE INLAND REVENUE ORDINANCE.

HE ADVISED PROPERTY OWNERS TO READ THE EXPLANATORY NOTES (WHICH WERE ENCLOSED WITH THE RETURN) CAREFULLY BEFORE THEY FILLED IN THE FORMS.

+ANYONE WHO HAS DIFFICULTY IN COMPLETING THE FORM CAN EITHER TELEPHONE THE ASSESSOR (THE TELEPHONE NUMBER IS SHOWN IN THE RETURN) OR CALL AT THE PROPERTY TAX SECTION, WINDSOR HOUSE, 311 GLOUCESTER ROAD, HONG KONG FOR INFORMATION.*

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED PROPERTY OWNERS WHO ARE CHARGEABLE TO PROPERTY TAX THAT WHEN THERE WAS A CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP, WHETHER BY SALE OR TRANSFER, THE VENDOR OR TRANSFEROR MUST NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT IN WRITING WITHIN ONE MONTH OF THE TRANSACTION.

+OWNERS WHO HAVE OCCUPIED PREMISES SOLELY FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES AND HAVE BEEN EXEMPTED FROM THE CHARGE TO PROPERTY TAX SHOULD ALSO INFORM US IN WRITING IF THEY CEASE TO OCCUPY THESE PREMISES EXCLUSIVELY FOR SUCH PURPOSES,* HE ADDED.

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APPROVAL IN PRINCIPLE TO AMEND MILK BY-UAWS *****

THE URBAN COUNCIL’S FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE TODAY APPROVED IN PRINCIPLE AMEND THE MILK (URBAN COUNCIL) BY-LAWS FOR FURTHER PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

THE INTENTION IS TO INTRODUCE STATUTORY CONTROL ON THE SALE OF IMPORTED MILK AND MILK BEVERAGES BY REQUIRING THEIR SOURCES OF MANUFACTURE TO BE APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL.

IT IS ALSO INTENDED TO EXTEND THE EXISTING STATUTORY BACTERIOLOGICAL STANDARD FOR MILK AND MILK BEVERAGES TREATED BY ULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE (UHT) METHOD TO COVER ALL STERILISED MILK AND MILK BEVERAGES AS WELL.

/AT TODAY'S

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AT TODAY’S MEETING, CHAIRED 3Y MISS CECILIA YEUNG, MEMBERS WERE TOLD THAT THE EXISTING BY-LAWS ALREADY PROVIDED ADEQUATE CONTROL ON THE SALE OF UHT MILK AND MILK BEVERAGES PRODUCED LOCALLY.

THERE IS, HOWEVER, NO PARALLEL CONTROL OF SUCH PRODUCTS IMPORTED INTO HONG KONG, ALTHOUGH AS A SAFETY MEASURE TO PROTECT CONSUMERS, THE AUTHORITY HAS BEEN ABLE TO KEEP THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL BY REQUIRING IMPORTERS TO COMPLY WITH CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO IMPORTATION.

HOWEVER, IN THE ABSENCE OF SPECIFIC STATUTORY BACKING, COMPLIANCE WITH THESE REQUIREMENTS IS ACHIEVED ONLY THROUGH THE COOPERATION OF THE IMPORTERS.

INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATIVE CONTROL ON IMPORTED MILK AND MILK BEVERAGES IN THIS RESPECT IS THEREFORE CONSIDERED NECESSARY.

FOR CONTROL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTENT OF

HEAT-TREATED MILK AND MILK BEVERAGES FOR SALE, MEMBERS WERE TOLD THAT STATUTORY BACTERI OGO I CAL STANDARDS WERE PRESCRIBED IN EXISTING BY-LAWS.

THERE IS, HOWEVER, NO STATUTORY BACTERIOGOCI AL STANDARD FOR MILK AND MILK BEVERAGES STERILISED BY OTHER METHODS.

IN VIEW OF THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF STERILISED MILK AND MILK BEVERAGES, IT IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO INTRODUCE A STATUTORY BACTERI OGO I CAL STANDARD FOR THEM.

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TUEN MUN READY FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES

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TUEN MUN WILL CELEBRATE THE TUEN NG FESTIVAL ON JUNE 11 WITH A SERIES OF DRAGON BOAT RACES FEATURING MORE THAN 40 TEAMS.

THE DRAGON BOAT RACE COMPETITION, NOW IN ITS 13TH YEAR, WILL BE HELD FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM IN THE CASTLE PEAK BAY TYPHOON SHELTER OFF WU KING ESTATE IN AREA 44.

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY, AND ALL THE RACES WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE BY TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED.

/THIS YEAR .......

THURSDAY, JUNS 5, ">986

11.

THIS YEAR 47 TEAMS HAVE ENTERED THE COMPETITION: FIVE IN LARGE BOATS, 33 IN MEDIUM BOATS, AND NINE IN PHOENIX BOATS. THE COURSE FOR BOTH LARGE AND MEDIUM BOATS COVERS 400 METRES, AND FOR PHOENIX BOATS IT IS 200 METRES.

THE RACES HAVE BEEN ORGANISED BY THE 1986 TUEN MUN DRAGON BOAT RACE COMMITTEE AT A COST OF ABOUT $277 000. OF THIS, $55 000 WAS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, AND THE REST WAS SPONSORED BY VARIOUS LOCAL BODIES AND ORGANISATIONS.

MORE THAN 10 000 PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO WATCH THE RACES ALONG THE SEASHORE.

BETWEEN 7.30 AM AND 1.30 PM ON THE FESTIVAL DAY, BUS ROUTES 59 AND 61A WILL BE DIVERTED VIA WU KING ROAD AND WU SHAN ROAD. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC GOING TO THE RACES ARE URGED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT ROUTES 59, 61A AND 59B.

TO MARK THE ENTRY OF FOUR NEW DRAGON BOATS IN THIS YEAR’S RACES, AN EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR PETER NG, AT 11 AM ON MONDAY (JUNE 9) AT THE JETTY PIER NEAR WU KING ESTATE.

THE NEW BOATS, INCLUDING ONE LARGE AND THREE MEDIUM DRAGON BOATS, WERE DONATED TO THE RACE COMMITTEE BY SI NO LAND COMPANY LIMITED, SUN HUNG KAI PROPERTIES LIMITED, CHUNG WAH SHIPBUILDING AND ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED, AND CASTLE PEAK BAY HOP YEE TONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY FOR THE FOUR NEW DRAGON BOATS ON MONDAY AT 11 AM AT THE JETTY PIER IN AREA 44 (NEAR WU KING ESTATE) IN TUEN MUN. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ARRIVE BY 10.45 AM.

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EARLIER BOAT RACES IN EASTERN DISTRICT * * X X *

RESIDENTS IN EASTERN DISTRICT WILL CELEBRATE TUEN NG FESTIVAL EARLIER THAN USUAL WITH DRAGON BOATS RACES IN SHAU KEI WAN ON SUNDAY (JUNE 8) AND IN CHAI WAN ON MONDAY.

THE SHAU KEI WAN FISHERMEN DRAGON BOAT RACES, AN ANNUAL EVENT FOR LOCAL FISHERFOLK, WILL BE HELD AT THE WATER COURSE OUTSIDE THE BREAKWATER OF ALDRICH BAY.

/THE SECRETARY ........

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1986

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THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR ERIC HO, AND THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK, WILL BE ON BOARD A FERRY WITH OTHER GUESTS TO WATCH THE RACES.

ON MONDAY, THE CHAI WAN DRAGON BOAT RACES WILL TAKE PLACE FROM NOON TO 4 PM AT THE CHAI WAN CARGO HANDLING BASIN AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR MICHAEL THOMAS, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS.

A TOTAL OF 17 TEAMS OF LARGE BOATS AND 16 TEAMS OF MEDIUM-SIZED BOATS WILL BE COMPETING IN THE DRAGON BOATS RACES TO BE HELD IN SHAU KE I WAN AND CHAI WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER BOTH EVENTS.

THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR ERIC HO, WILL BE WATCHING THE DRAGON BOAT RACES OUTSIDE THE BREAKWATER OF ALDRICH BAY AT 2.30 PM ON SUNDAY, WHILE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR MICHAEL THOMAS, WILL BE AT THE CHAI WAN CARGO HANDLING BASIN (NEXT TO THE OLD CHAI WAN FERRY PIER) AT 3 PM ON MONDAY TO PRESENT PRIZES TO THE WINNERS.

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DB TO DISCUSS PRIORITY OF WORKS PROJECTS * * * X *

SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO DISCUSS THE FIVE-YEAR URBAN COUNCIL CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT.

VIEWS OF MEMBERS WILL BE SOUGHT ON PRIORITY RATINGS ACCORDED TO PROJECTS PLANNED FOR 1986-87 TO 1990-91.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE DOCUMENT ON OPTIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE LAW AND IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW TO COUNTER THE TRIAD PROBLEM.

SEVERAL REQUESTS WILL ALSO BE SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD FOR DISCUSSION, INCLUDING THE POSSIBLE INSTALLATION OF AIR-CONDITIONING IN THE TAI HANG TUNG COMMUNITY CENTRE, AND TRANSPORT SUBSIDIES FOR THE ELDERLY AND STUDENTS.

/A PAPEB .......

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1986

A PAPER ON THE CLEARANCE OF 'LLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE NAM CHEONG STREET NULLAH DECKING WILL BE TABLED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS. THE DAY FOR THE CLEARANCE IS JULY 6.

SENIOR HOUSING MANAGER (CLEARANCE), MR JACKIE CHAN, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW AT 2 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM AT 39 TONKIN STREET, THIRD FLOOR, KOWLOON.

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ICE CREAM VAN’S OPERATIONS SUSPENDED

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THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY DECIDED TO SUSPEND THE OPERATIONS OF A MOBILE VAN SELLING SOFT-ICE CREAM FOLLOWING THE RECENT FOOD-POISONING CASE.

THIS FOLLOWS ANALYSIS OF SAMPLES TAKEN FROM THE VAN ON SUNDAY MAY 25 WHEN THE FIRST OF 69 PEOPLE NEEDED TREATMENT AFTER EATING SOFT ICE CREAM PURCHASED FROM A MOBILE VAN NEAR THE STAR FERRY, IN CAUSEWAY BAY AND IN CHAI WAN.

AN URBAN COUNCIL SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY: +HEALTH INSPECTORS OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAVE ALSO BEEN TO THE PREMISES CONCERNED TO CHECK ON THE METHODS OF OPERATION EMPLOYED, AND THE INGREDIENTS USED.+

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IN CONSEQUENCE, THE SUPPLY, DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF SOFT ICE CREAM FROM THE SUSPECTED VEHICLE WOULD BE SUSPENDED FOR A PERIOD OF TWO WEEKS WHILE FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS WERE MADE INTO THE CASE.

THE DEPARTMENT’S DEPUTY DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, MR JOHN HEYWOOD, TODAY REPORTED THIS ACTION TO THE FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, CHAIRED BY MISS CECILIA YEUNG.

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VIEWS EXCHANGED ON MONG KOK TRAFFIC * * * * *

SIXTEEN MEMBERS OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD TODAY (THURSDAY) VISITED THE KOWLOON REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TO GAIN FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ABOUT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT IN THE DISTRICT.

DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR CHOW CHUN-FAI, SAID TRANSPORT MATTERS WERE OF GREAT CONCERN TO LOCAL RESIDENTS AS MONG KOK WAS PLAGUED WITH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY HEAVY TRAFFIC AND ROAD SHORTAGE.

+WE WELCOME A CHANCE FOR DIRECT EXCHANGE OF VIEWS BETWEEN TRANSPORT OFFICIALS AND BOARD MEMBERS TO ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE OVERALL TRANSPORT POLICY AND MEASURES RATHER THAN GETTING INFORMATION BY PIECEMEAL,* HE SAID.

+THE BOARD UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE ARE TIMES WHEN THE DEPARTMENT CANNOT ENTERTAIN ALL PUBLIC REQUESTS- SO IT WOULD ALSO BE USEFUL TO KNOW ABOUT RESTRICTIONS IN THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES AND FACILITIES TO MEET DISTRICT NEEDS,* HE ADDED.

THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD HAS SET UP AN ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE AND ADVISE ON DISTRICT TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT MATTERS.

THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT (KOWLOON), MRS DOROTHY CHAN, BRIEFED MEMBERS ON THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT SCHEME IN MONG KOK.

BOARD MEMBERS WERE ALSO TREATED TO A SLIDE SHOW ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES IN HONG KONG.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG, THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EARNEST CHEUNG, AND FOUR CO-OPTED MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE ALSO WENT ON THE VISIT.

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CLEANER WATER FOR SWIMMERS

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A SEWAGE PUMPING SYSTEM IS TO BE INSTALLED IN THE HAP MUN BAY BEACH BUILDING AT SAI KUNG TO ENSURE WATER IN THE BAY IS NOT POLLUTED.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A 398 000 CONTRACT TO SUPPLY AND INSTALL THE SYSTEM. WORK IS TO START IMMEDIATELY AND BE COMPLETED IN LATE AUGUST.

/CONSTHUCTION OF .......

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1986

CONSTRUCTION OF THE BEACH BUILDING STARTED IN OCTOBER LAST YEAR AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED NEXT MONTH.

IT WILL HAVE CHANGING AND SHOWER FACILITIES, AN OFFICE-CUM-FIRST-AID POST, TOILETS AND A REFRESHMENT KIOSK.

ALSO INCLUDED ARE A LOOKOUT POST, A DEEP-BORE WELL, A WATER TANK AND SIGNAL-FLAG POLE.

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CRACKDOWN ON BEACH LITTERBUGS

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SPECIAL SQUADS OF URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFICERS WILL BE AT REPULSE BAY, DEEP WATER BAY, AND BIG WAVE BAY BEACHES ON SATURDAY (JUNE 7) TO

PROSECUTION

SHEK 0, STANLEY SUMMONSE ANYONE

FOUND LITTERING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ACTION. MR CHOI YEUNG-HUNG OF USD WILL BE AT REPULSE BAY BEACH OFFICE AT 2 PM TO ANSWER PRESS QUESTIONS.

A VAN (UC37) FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE LEAVING FROM OUTSIDE THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, BY 1 PM.

PLEASE CALL MR PAUL LEUNG AT 5-275115 AFTER 10 AM ON SATURDAY FOR CONFIRMATION IF BAD WEATHER THREATENS.

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EARLIER WELFARE PAYMENT *****

RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE WHO ARE HOLDING CASH ORDER BOOKS MAY THEIR PAYMENT DATES FALL ON JUNE 14, HOLIDAYS.

AND SPECIAL NEEDS ALLOWANCE RECEIVE EARLIER PAYMENT IF 15 AND 16 WHICH ARE PUBLIC

A SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THEY MAY CASH THEIR COUPONS ON JUNE 10, 12 AND 13 OR LATER AT DESIGNATED POST OFFICES, NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICT OFFICES OR TREASURY SUB-OFF ICES.

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CHEUNG CHAU FERRY PIER BEING EXTENDED * * * * *

rtORK HAS STARTED ON EXTENDING CHEUNG CHAU INCREASE PASSENGER FLOW.

FERRY PIER TO

THE EXTENSION WILL BE BUILT ALONGSIDE THE WHICH .VILL ALSO BE MODIFIED. IT WILL INCREASE WAITING AREA AND ENABLE THE INSTALLATION OF A L

EXISTING PIER THE PASSENGER IFT AND RAMPS.

AN $8.6 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE EXTENSION HAS BEEN awarded to hoi sing construction company limited who will TAKE 18 MONTHS TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT.

THE WORK HAS BEEN DESIGNED PORT WORKS DIVISION OF THE CIVIL

AND WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FINANCIAL SECTOR FUNDAMENTALLY SOUND — CS ................... 1

PRICE, VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF MARCH EXTERNAL TRADE ....I........ 2

CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH ESTABLISHED ............*......... 7

MORE PROFESSIONALS NEEDED IN MENTAL HEALTH FIELD......i...... 8

3174-5 MILLION CONTRACT FOR TAI PO DEVELOPMENT .............. 8

THEN MUN PLAN TO INCLUDE LRT DEPOT DEVELOPMENT .............. 9

INNOVATIVE DESIGN A KEY FACTOR .............................. 10

CHANGES IN RULES FOR BARRISTERS ............................. 11

DEVELOPMENT OF CODISPOSAL FACILITY UNDER STUDY............... 12

STUDENTS GETTING TO KNOW THEIR DISTRICT ..................... 13

WONG TAI SIN DB MEMBERS ON UK STUDY TOUR..................... 14

HUNDREDS TO WATCH SAI KUNG RACES ............................ 15

NEW DRAG® BOATS FOR TAI PO RACES ............................ 16

UK POSTAL DISPUTE ENDS....................................... 16

SUMER COURSES BEING RUN AT TECHNICAL INSTITUTES ............. 17

SPECIAL COUNTERS SET UP ..................................... 17

EYE CARE CAMPAIGN OPENS ON SUNDAY............................ 18

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN NORTH POINT, SO KON PO ................... 18

NIGHT CLOSURE OF LI® ROCK TUNNEL ROAD ....................... 19

ILLEGAL ROOFTOP STRUCTURE FACES CLOSURE ..................... 19

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1986

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FINANCIAL SECTOR FUNDAMENTALLY SOUND -- CS * * * * *

THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN HONG KONG IS FUNDAMENTALLY AND BASICALLY SOUND AND THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT HE WOULD NOT WANT TO SPECULATE ON STATEMENTS OR RUMOURS THAT ANOTHER BANK WAS IN TROUBLE.

HE WAS SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER ATTENDING THE GOLDEN JJBILEE COCKTAIL RECEPTION OF THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION.

ASKED ABOUT THE PROGRESS OF THE PROPOSED OMBUDSMAN SCHEME, SIR DAVID SAID A PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE SUBJECT WOULD BE MADE BEFORE LONG.

HE SAID DISCUSSIONS ON THE PROPOSED SCHEME HAD BEEN GOING ON WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT AND UMELCO IN RECENT MONTHS, SO WERE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES.

SIR DAVID SAID THE PAPER ON THE SUBJECT WAS IN A VERY ADVANCED STAGE OF PREPARATION.

HE NOTED THAT THE PROPOSAL HAD CERTAINLY NOT BEEN PUT ON ONE SIDE. +BUT IT DOES REQUIRE CONSIDERATION BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL IN DUE COURSE, AND PUBLIC OPINIONS WILL BE REQUIRED ON ANY PROPOSALS THAT ARE MADE.+

WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE COMPENSATION SCHEME FOR EXPATRIATE CIVIL SERVANTS WHO WOULD BE AFFECTED BY THE LOCALISATION POLICY, SIR DAVID SAID THE GOVERNMENT WOULD MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON THAT SCHEME WHEN IT WAS PREPARED TO DO SO.

ON REPORTS THAT HONG KONG’S BORDER MIGHT BE EXTENDED INTO CHINA, SIR DAVID SAID THE QUESTIONS OF THE INTEGRITY OF HONG KONG AND THE SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION AS WELL AS THE IMPORTANCE! CF HONG KONG AS A SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY WERE MENTIONED IN THE JOINT DECLARATION, AND HE HAD NOTHING TO ADD YC THAT.

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PRICE, VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF MARCH EXTERNAL TRADE *****

STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT INDICATED THAT THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS ROSE BY 1 PER CENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS, HOWEVER, DECLINED BY 6 PER CENT. THERE WAS, THEREFORE, AN OVERALL DECREASE OF 2 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS.

IMPORTS INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS. ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS AND THOSE OF TOTAL EXPORTS REMAINED UNCHANGED.

PRICES OF IMPORTS, ON THE OTHER HAND, ROSE BY 2 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 2 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 MARCH 1986 WITH THE 12 MONTHS ENDING MARCH 1985, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DECREASED BY 5 PER CENT, WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 14 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 DROPPED BY 1 PER CENT AND OF IMPORTS DROPPED BY 2 PER CENT.

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

AS CAN BE SEEN FROM TABLE 1, DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS FELL IN MARCH 1986 COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985. THESE INCLUDED DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-10 PER CENT)? RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-9 PER CENT); METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-5 PER CENT); TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (-4 PER CENT)J TEXTILE FABRICS (-3 PER CENT); CLOTHING (-2 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (-2 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES WERE, HOWEVER, RECORDED FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+11 PER CENT); TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (+7 PER CENT); WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+3 PER CENT) AS WELL AS FOOTWEAR (+2 PER CENT).

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THE DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED IN MARCH 1986 COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985, INCLUDING TEXTILE FABRICS (+48 PER CENT); CLOTHING (+46 PER CENT); FOOTWEAR (+37 PER CENT); WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+33 PER CENT); METAL MANUFACTURES (+24 PER CENT); TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+24 PER CENT); TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (+23 PER CENT) AS WELL AS RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (+22 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-21 PER CENT); ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-15 PER CENT) AS WELL AS DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-2 PER CENT).

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

AS PRESENTED IN TABLE 2, IMPORT PRICES OF SOME END-USE CATEGORIES ROSE IN MARCH 1986 AS COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985, RANGING FROM 1 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 15 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT PRICES OF FUELS AND FOODSTUFFS DECREASED BY 23 PER CENT AND 2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

MANY OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS INCREASED IN VOLUME TERMS IN MARCH 1986 COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985. SIGNIFICANT GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN VEGETABLES. TEA AND COFFEE; LIVE POULTRY; SUGAR; RICE; FRUIT; MILK, BUTTER, CHEESE AND EGGS AS WELL AS MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS.

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD; SWINE AS WELL AS CEREAL PREPARATIONS, OTHER THAN RICE, WHEAT AND FLOUR.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MANY CONSUMER GOODS DECREASED, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES; PASSENGER MOTOR CARS; RADHOS, TELEVISION SETS, GRAMOPHONES, RECORDS, TAPE RECORDERS AND AMPLIFIERS; CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHT APPARATUS AND SUPPLIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL AS TOBACCO MANUFACTURES.

HOWEVER, INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; MISCELLANEOUS MADE-UP ARTICLES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS; CLOTHING; FOOTWEAR AS WELL AS WATCHES.

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THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES ROSE IN MARCH 1986 COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985, INCLUDING MAN-MADE =-| 3RES; COTTON YARN AND THREAD; DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS; WATCH AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS, CASES AND PARTS; CHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDSI SILK FABRICS? PAPER AND PAPERBOARD; WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK; FABRICS OF MAN-MADE FIBRES; IRON AND STEEL; WOVEN COTTON FABRICS? CRUDE ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE MATERIALS; LEATHER AND DRESSED FUR SKINS? SPECIAL TEXTILE FABRICS FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSE; YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES AS WELL AS PLASTIC MOULDING MATERIALS.

DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE NOTED FOR WOOL AND OTHER ANIMAL HAIR; BASE METALS, EXCLUDING IRON AND STEEL; THERMIONIC CATHODE VALVES AND TUBES, DIODES, TRANSISTORS AND ELECTRICAL MICROCIRCUITS; FABRICS OF WOOL AND MIXTURES; CLAY AND REFRACTORY CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, BUILDING MATERIALS, ETC., EXCEPT GLASS AS WELL AS RAW COTTON.

IMPORTS OF FUELS ROSE BY 5 PER CENT IN VOLUME TERMS IN MARCH 1986 AS COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985.

IN THE CAPITAL GOODS CATEGORY, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF SOME COMMODITIES DECREASED IN MARCH 1986 WHEN COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985, THE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING OFFICE MACHINES? TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT4-CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY; SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, OPTICAL, MEASURING AND CONTROLLING INSTRUMENTS AND APPARATUS? OTHER INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. AN INCREASE IN IMPORT VOLUME WAS RECORDED FOR TEXTILE MACHINERY.

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

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF SOME END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN MARCH 1986 WHEN COMPARED WITH MARCH 1985, RANGING FROM 9 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 100 PER CENT FOR FUELS. HOWEVER, THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS AND CONSUMER GOODS DECREASED BY 41 PER CENT AND 5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE MARCH 1986 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS+ AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION CENTRE ON JUNE 10 AT S2.5O PER COPY.

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EXPORTS BY COMMODITY GROUP

TABLE 1: INCREASES IN DOMESTIC

COMMODITY GROUP COMPARING JAN-MAR 1986 WITH JAN-MAR 1985 UNIT COMPARING MARCH 1986 WITH MARCH 1985

VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME %

VALUE % VALUE % VOLUME %

CLOTHING 4 -2 7 43 -2 46

TEXTILE FABRICS 16 -5 22 43 -3 48

TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD 11 -4 16 21 -2 24

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES -1 -3 2 18 -4 23

RADIOS OF ALL KINDS -16 -9 -8 10 -9 22

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS -9 10 -17 -5 11 -15

FOOTWEAR 13 * 13 40 2 37

METAL MANUFACTURES * -1 1 24 * 24

METAL ORES AND SCRAP -29 -5 -25 -25 -5 -21

WATCHES AND CLOCKS 19 * 18 37 3 33

TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES -13 5 -18 7 7 *

DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES -23 -9 -15 -12 -10 -2

ALL COMMODITIES 1 * 1 22 1 21

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TABLE 2: INCREASES IN IMPORTS BY END-USE CATEGORY

END-USE CATEGORY COMPARING JAN-MAR 1986 WITH JAN-MAR 1985 COMPARING MARCH 1986 WITH MARCH 1985

VALUE 96 UNIT VALUE % VOLUME % VALUE % UNIT VALUE % VOLUME %

FOODSTUFFS 14 -3 18 18 -2 20

CONSUMER GOODS 4 6 -2 2 8 -6

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES 5 -1 6 4 1 4

FUELS * -13 15 -20 -23 5

CAPITAL GOODS -8 12 -18 -18 15 -29

ALL COMMODITIES 3 2 1 * 4 -4

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

COMPARING JAN-MAR 1986 COMPARING MARCH 1986

END-USE CATEGORY WITH JAN-MAR 1985 UNIT WITH MARCH 1985

VALUE 96 UNIT VALUE 96 VOLUME 96

VALUE 96 VALUE 96 VOLUME 96

FOODSTUFFS 31 1 29 29 • 1 27

CONSUMER GOODS -6 2 -8 -3 2 -5

RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES 2 -6 8 3 -6 9

FUELS 43 -8 55 62 -19 100

CAPITAL GOODS -30 7 -35 -36 8 -41

ALL COMMODITIES -6 * -6 -6 * -5

NOTE: * INSIGNIFICANT, I.E. LESS THAN 0.5 PER CENT.

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CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH ESTABLISHED

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AS DEMANDS FOR YOUTH SERVICES HAVE CHANGED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT CF SOCIETY, A CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH HAS BEEN SET UP RECENTLY TO FOSTER CLOSER CO-OPERATION AND BETTER CO-ORDINATION AMONG ORGANISATIONS PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SIR DAVID WAS SPEAKING AT A COCKTAIL RECEPTION MARKING THE GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUBS ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG.

REVIEWING THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES IN HONG KONG, HE NOTED THAT SOME 50 YEARS AGO WHEN HONG KONG WAS SPARSELY POPULATED, THERE WAS A SHORTFALL IN THE PROVISION OF SOCIAL SERVICES.

+LIMITED SERVICES FOR CHILDREN WERE ONLY PROVIDED BY VOLUNTARY AGENCIES. AFTER THE WAR, THE INFLUX OF PEOPLE INTO HONG KONG BROUGHT WITH IT THE PROBLEMS ON HOUSING. EDUCATION AND MEDICAL SERVICES WHICH CALLED FOR URGENT SOLUTIONS.

+WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DID WAS TO PROVIDE FUNDAMENTAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND TO ORGANISE RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNGSTERS THUS KEEPING THEM AWAY FROM THE INFLUENCE CF BAD ELEMENTS,+ HE ADDED.

HONG KONG HAD BEEN MAKING PROGRESS ON THE RIGHT TRACK. IN THE 1960’S SEVERAL ORGANISATIONS THAT PROMOTED YOUTH ACTIVITIES WERE ESTABLISHED.

HOWEVER, SOCIAL DISTURBANCES AT THAT TIME REVEALED THAT THE NEEDS OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION HAD GRADUALLY CHANGED AND THIS HELPED BRING GOVERNMENT AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS CLOSER TO PROVIDE VARIOUS ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, HE SAID.

SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT IN 1973 GOVERNMENT IMPLEMENTED A FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR SOCIAL WELFARE DEVELOPMENT WHICH INCLUDED YOUTH SERVICES. IN SO DOING, A MORE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH WAS ADOPTED IN PROMOTING ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND ALSO TEENAGERS.

+THE PURPOSE OF THIS WAS TO CULTIVATE A SENSE OF MORALS IN YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIAL, INSTILLING IN THEM A SENSE OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND A CORRECT ATTITUDE TOWARDS SOCIETY.

+TODAY, YOUNG PEOPLE CAN RECEIVE COUNSELLING SERVICES FROM SOCIAL WORKERS IN SCHOOLS AND ALSO HAVE FAMILY EDUCATION AT HOME. THERE ARE ALSO OUTREACH ING SOCIAL WORKERS TO HELP THOSE IN NEED,+ HE SAID.

SIR DAVID ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE VARIOUS YOUTH SERVICES IT HAD PROVIDED AND PROMOTED OVER THE YEARS.

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MORE PROFESSIONALS NEEDED IN MENTAL HEALTH FIELD * * * *

IT IS HOPED THAT PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMES ON MENTAL HEALTH WILL LEAD THE COMMUNITY TO DEVELOP A GREATER ACCEPTANCE OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL PROBLEMS AS WELL AS INSPIRE MORE PROFESSIONALS TO SPECIALISE IN THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD, THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE SEVENTH MENTAL HEALTH WEEK ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION, SHE SAID THAT MENTAL HEALTH HAD AN ESSENTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO MAKE IN ALL CARING PROFESSIONS.

SHE NOTED THAT EVEN THE MOST ENLIGHTENED COMMUNITIES STILL HARBOUR A GREAT DEAL OF MISCONCEPTION AND PREJUDICE AGAINST MENTAL ILLNESS.

THIS HAD IN TURN LED TO A SHORTAGE OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF SPECIALISING IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE.

MRS CHAN NOTED THAT THE NUMBER OF PERSONS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO SUFFERED FROM SOME FORM OF MENTAL PROBLEM WAS LARGER THAN THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS IN HOSPITALS AND CLINICS.

+THE POTENTIAL NEED FOR PROFESSIONAL HELP IS GREAT AND SO IS THE NEED FOR MORE DEDICATED AND QUALIFIED STAFF, PARTICULARLY WHEN THE REVISED MENTAL HEALTH ORDINANCE COMES INTO EFFECT.

+ONE OF OUR MOST URGENT TASKS MUST BE TO AROUSE THE PROFESSIONAL INTEREST OF THE STAFF IN THIS FIELD, SO THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO ASPIRE TO SPECIALISED TRAINING AND IN THIS WAY UPGRADE THE QUALITY OF OUR SERVICE,* SHE SAID.

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A $174.5 MILLION CONTRACT WAS SIGNED TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR A ROAD WORKS AND LAND FORMATION PROJECT WHICH WILL PROVIDE BETTER facilities™ P° NEW T°WN AND create areas for more Recreational

THE ROADS WILL PROVIDE ACCESS TO EXISTING AND PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS TO THE EAST OF KWONG FUK AND FU SHIN HOUSING ESTATES AND ALSO PROVIDE A MORE DIRECT LINK FROM TOLO HIGHWAY TO THE TAI PO

INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

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THE PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF 1.8 KILOMETRES Or DUAL-CARRIAGEWAY DISTRIBUTOR ROADS AND FORMATION OF 13.5 HECTARES OF LAND -OR DISTRICT OPEN SPACE AND FOR A FUTURE WATERFRONT PARK.

ALSO INCLUDED ARE ROAD AND PEDESTRIAN-CYCLIST BRIDGES OVER LAM TSUEN RIVER, A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER TAI PO ROAD AND A FOOTPATH-CYCLE TRACK NETWORK WITH FOUR PEDESTRIAN-CYCLIST SUBWAYS.

THE CONTRACTORS WILL ALSO BUILD A KILOMETRE-LONG SEAWALL WITH A PROMENADE AND HALF A KILOMETRE OF RIVER WALL.

THE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN THREE YEARS, ALTHOUGH THE ROADS SHOULD BE READY IN TWO YEARS’ TIME.

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT AWARDED THE CONTRACT FOR THE WORK TO THE CHINA CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORPORATION.


TUEN MUN PLAN TO INCLUDE LRT DEPOT DEVELOPMENT

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A COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ABOVE THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT (LRT) DEPOT IN TUEN MUN IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE 3 500 FLATS FOR 12 200 PEOPLE.

THE DEPOT, TO BE LOCATED TO THE NORTH OF SIU SHAN COURT, IS AMONG DEVELOPMENTS PROVIDED FOR IN AMENDMENTS TO THE TUEN MUN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN ANNOUNCED BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FR IDAY).

OTHER AMENDMENTS INCLUDE THE RESERVATION OF A SITE SOUTH CF YAU 01 ESTATE FOR 2 500 PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME FLATS TO HOUSE ABOUT 8 700 PEOPLE. THE SAME SITE WILL ALSO INCLUDE A PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT FOR 3 500 PEOPLE.

TO THE SOUTH OF THESE RESIDENTIAL AREAS, SEVEN HECTARES CF LAND HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY USES, INCLUDING A VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE, A PRIMARY SCHOOL AND AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID THE AMENDMENTS WOULD ALLOW FOR MORE HOUSING AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES IN THE NEW TOWN WHICH EVENTUALLY WILL HAVE A POPULATION OF 570 000. HE SAID THEY WERE NECESSARY TO MEET CHANGES OF LAND USE NEEDED FOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT IN THE COMING DECADE.

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THEY ALSO INCLUDE AN EXTENSION OF THE PROPOSED CARGO HANDLING AREA TO COVER ALMOST THE ENTIRE NORTHERN SEAWALL OF THE HARBOUR, GIVING A SEA FRONTAGE OF ABOUT 68n UQJARE METRES. THIS AREA HAS YET TO BE RECLAIMED.

A SITE OF 0.9 HECTARE EAST OF THE INCINERATOR SITE AND SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF LUNG MUN ROAD AT PILLAR POINT HAS BEEN REZONED FOR INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PLAN IS THE SITE FOR A NEW FERRY PIER SOUTH OF SIU HEI COURT, THE PROVISION OF LRT LINES TO SAM SHING ESTATE AND TO THE NORTH OF TUEN MUN HOSPITAL AND THE ADJUSTMENT CF THE LRT LINES AT YAU Ol ESTATE, SIU HONG COURT AN? FU TEI.

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INNOVATIVE DESIGN A KEY FACTOR * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS VERY CONSCIOUS OF THE NEED FOR HONG KONG TO MAINTAIN ITS POSITION AMONG ITS COMPETITORS BY PRODUCING PRODUCTS OF GOOD QUALITY AND INNOVATIVE DESIGN.

THIS WAS SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, AT THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE 16TH HONG KONG NEW PRODUCTS COMPETITION SPONSORED BY THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION.

♦ THE HONG KONG DESIGN INNOVATION COMPANY, WHICH OFF'CI ALLY OPENED FOR BUSINESS TWO MONTHS AGO, IS GOOD EVIDENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CONCERN IN THIS FIELD,* MR HO SAID.

HE SAID HE HOPED MANUFACTURERS, PARTICULARLY THE SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED FACTORIES, WOULD USE THE COMPANY’S SERVICES TO THE FULLEST POSSIBLE EXTENT.

♦CONSUMERS AND BUYERS IN OUR OVERSEAS MARKETS ARE ON THE CONSTANT SEARCH FOR ORIGINALITY AND QUALITY. PRODUCT DESIGN IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN INFLUENCING THEIR DECISION TO BUY AND IT WOULD BE IN THE INTERESTS OF OUR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IF THE INNATE CAPABILITIES OF LOCAL DESIGNERS CAN BE FURTHER ENCOURAGED AND DEVELOPED.+

MR HO PRAISED THE CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION FOR ITS EFFORTS TO PROMOTE NEW PRODUCTS AND NEW PROCESSES THROUGH THE COMPETITION AND BY OTHER MEANS.

♦THE RANGE OF ENTRIES FOR THIS COMPETITION HAS ONCE AGAIN DEMONSTRATED THAT MANUFACTURING IN HONG KONG HAS ITS SHARE OF DESIGNERS WITH ORIGINAL IDEAS AND THE CREATIVE TALENT TO CONVERT THEM INTO ATTRACTIVE AND PRACTICAL PRODUCTS,* HE SAID.

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CHANGES IN RULES FOR BARRISTERS * * * *

THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ORDINANCE, BARRISTERS (QUALIFICATION) (AMENDMENT) RULES 1986 GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY) PROVIDES FOR A PERIOD OF PUPILLAGE IN HONG KONG TO BE SERVED BEFORE A BARRISTER IS ENTITLED TO PRACTISE.

THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT BARRISTERS IN HONG KONG ARE FAMILIAR WITH LOCAL LAWS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE THEY COMMENCE PRACTICE IN THEIR OWN RIGHT.

THE CHANGES IN THE RULES ARE APPLICABLE ONLY TO BARRISTERS ADMITTED ON OR AFTER JUNE 1, 1986. BARRISTERS ADMITTED BEFORE THAT DATE ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE THEIR RIGHT TO PRACTISE GOVERNED BY THE LAW AT THE TIME OF THEIR ADMISSION.

BARRISTERS ADMITTED FOR A PARTICULAR CASE OR PARTICULAR CASES (USUALLY, ENGLISH QUEEN’S COUNSEL) ARE NOT SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENT OF PUPILLAGE.

A BARRISTER FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM WISHING TO SERVE PUPILLAGE IN HONG KONG MAY NOT KNOW ANY HONG KONG RESIDENTS WHO ARE ABLE TO GIVE HIM CERTIFICATES OF GOOD CHARACTER. ACCORDINGLY, THE REQUIREMENT THAT THESE REFEREES SHOULD BE RESIDENT IN HONG KONG IS DELETED.

PROVISION IS MADE FOR AN APPEAL FROM THE DECISIONS OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE UNDER THE AMENDED RULES.

THE RULE RELATING TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF PUPILLAGE HAS BEEN REDRAFTED TO MAKE IT MORE COMPREHENSIVE AND TO EXCLUDE PUPILLAGE OVERSEAS AS APPROVED PUPILLAGE.

A NEW RULE HAS BEEN INTRODUCED TO ALLOW THE CHIEF JUSTICE TO REDUCE THE PERIOD OF APPROVED PUPILLAGE (TO A MINIMUM OF THREE MONTHS) WHERE HE IS SATISFIED THAT THE BARRISTER IS AN EXPERIENCED ADVOCATE.

LOCAL BARRISTERS MAY BE ALREADY SERVING PUPILLAGE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM OR HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO DO SO. ACCORDINGLY, A NEW RULE EMPOWERS THE CHIEF JUSTICE TO ALLOW THIS PUPILLAGE DURING THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD.

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DEVELOPMENT OF CODISPOSAL FACILITY UNDER STUDY * * * * *

THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, IN PLANNING FOR THE PROPER DISPOSAL OF TOXIC, HAZARDOUS AND DIFFICULT (THD) WASTES, i ■ WORKING ON A SCHEME TO DEVELOP JUNK BAY CONTROLLED TIP AS THE MA.mR CODISPOSAL FACILITY IN HONG KONG.

+ THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUITABLE DISPOSAL FACILITIES FOR HAZARiY WASTES IS ESSENTIAL IF HONG KONG IS TO AVOID THE EXTENSIVE POLLUTION THAT HAS RESULTED IN OTHER COUNTRIES FROM I ND I SCR IMI NA' DISPOSAL,+ SAID MR M.J. STOKOE, PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT" OFFICER RESPONSIBLE FOR LIQUID AND SOLID WASTE CONTROL.

HE WAS COMMENTING ON A REPORT SUBMITTED BY CONSULTANTS INVESTIGATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CODISPOSAL FACILITY.

BINNIE AND PARTNERS (HK) WAS COMMISSIONED LAST YEAR TO CARRY AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON THE CODISPOSAL OF THD WASTES WITH MUNICIPAL WASTE UNDER LOCAL CONDITIONS.

THE CONSULTANTS ARE EXAMINING VARIOUS TYPES OF THD WASTES SUITABLE FOR CODISPOSAL BY SETTING UP LABORATORY SCALE AND FIELD SCALE EXPERIMENTS.

THEIR WASTE MANAGEMENT REVIEW REPORT PRESENTS INTERIM RESULT: AND RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH ARE REQUIRED FOR SETTING UP A CODISPOSAL FACILITY IN HONG KONG BASED ON EXPERIMENTAL WORK CARRIED OUT SO FAR AND ON THE EXPERIENCE OF CODISPOSAL IN OTHER COUNTRIES. THE EXPERIMENTAL WORK BEING CARRIED OUT HERE WILL ESTABLISH AN ACCURATE ASSESSMENT UPON WHICH TO PLAN CODISPOSAL LOCALLY.

AT THE SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN STAGE, SITE INVESTIGATION IS REQUIRED TO ESTABLISH THE HYDROLOGICAL-HYDROGEOLOGICAL CONDITIONS AND OFF-SITE INVESTIGATIVE BOREHOLES MIGHT BE REQUIRED FOR DETAILED SITE ASSESSMENT.

THE BOREHOLES COULD BE USED FOR DEVELOPING A DATABASE ON GROUNDWATER QUALITY AND CONTINUED MONITORING OF THEM AFTER SITE OPERATION BEGINS WOULD PROVIDE DATA FOR ASSESSMENT OF ANY LIKELY GAS MIGRATION-LEACHATE CONTAMINATION PROBLEMS.

THERE ARE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATING CODISPOSAL FACILITIES AND THESE INCLUDE A SITE LABORATORY, A WASTE RECEPTION AND SAMPLING AREA, AND A TEMPORARY STORAGE FACILITY. A CHEMIST WOULD BE REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE THE DUTIES OF SUPERVISION OF WASTE SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS, SUPERVISION OF CODISPOSAL OPERATION, MAINTAINING PROPER SITE RECORDS, REVISION OF LOADING RATES AND ADVISING ON CODISPOSAL AREAS.

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TO REDUCE THE RAINWATER INFILTRATION AND LEACHATE GENERATION, THE CONSULTANTS ADVOCATE A CELLULAR METHOD OF WASTE DEPOSITION IN A NUMBER OF DISCRETE OPERATIONAL PHASES AND THE PHASED RESTORATION OF EACH TIPPING PHASE. SUCH A METHOD WOULD ALSO PROVIDE ADEQUATE DEPTHS OF UNSATURATED SOLID WASTE FOR THD WASTE ATTENUATION WITHIN A SHORT TIME FRAME.

ON-SITE MONITORING WOULD INCLUDE GAS AND LEACHATE ANALYSIS, AND TEMPERATURE AND SETTLEMENT MEASUREMENT. METEOROLOGICAL DATA COLLECTION AND LEACHATE LEVEL MEASUREMENT WOULD ALSO PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR PREDICTING FUTURE LEACHATE PRODUCTION USING WATER BALANCE CALCULATION TECHNIQUES.

TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE THAT THERE WERE NO ADVERSE POLLUTION EFFECTS AS A CONSEQUENCE OF PREVIOUS DISPOSAL OPERATIONS, POST-OPERATION SITE MONITORING BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT WOULD ALSO BE REQUIRED FOR MANY YEARS BEYOND THE ACTIVE LIFE OF THE SITE.

THE REPORT IS BEING CIRCULATED TO OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS FOR CONSULTATION.

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STUDENTS GETTING TO KNOW THEIR DISTRICT *****

MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS IN WONG TAI SIN WILL BE OUT AND ABOUT IN THE STREETS OF THE DISTRICT TOMORROW (SATURDAY) MORNING FINDING THEIR WAY TO VARIOUS COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

THE STUDENTS WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN A CIVIC EDUCATION URBAN ORIENTEERING COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD.

ABOUT 160 TEAMS, EACH CONSISTING OF AT LEAST THREE MEMBERS, HAVE REGISTERED TO TAKE PART. THEY ARE REQUIRED TO VISIT AS MANY DISTRICT COMMUNITY ESTABLISHMENTS AS POSSIBLE WITHIN TWO HOURS.

THE ESTABLISHMENTS WILL INCLUDE COMMUNITY CENTRES, HOSPITALS, LIBRARIES, OFFICES OF THE CONSUMER COUNCIL, ICAC OFFICE, AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

+THE SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE HOPES THAT AFTER PARTICIPATING IN THE COMPETITION THE STUDENTS WILL HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DISTRICT AND AN INCREASED CIVIC KNOWLEDGE,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COMMITTEE SAID.

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A CEREMONY TO MARK THE START WILL BE HELD AT 8.45 AM AT THE WONG TAI SIN GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR FUNG KWONG-CHUNG, COMMITTEE MEMBERS MR WONG PO-SHUEN AND MR LAI MAN, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL OFFICIATE.

A PRIZE GIVING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD AT NOON. THE WONG TAI SIN ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (WEST), MR NG HON-WAH, AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL PRESENT THE PRIZES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CIVIC EDUCATION URBAN ORIENTEERING COMPETITION. THE CEREMONY TO MARK THE START WILL BE HELD AT 8.45 AM TOMORROW AT THE WONG TAI SIN GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL AT 100 CHING TAK STREET, WONG TAI SIN.

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WONG TAI SIN DB MEMBERS ON UK STUDY TOUR * * * * *

TEN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS HAVE LEFT FOR A WEEK-LONG STUDY TOUR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THE PARTY IS HEADED BY THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, AND ACCOMPANIED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NICHOLAS YEK.

DURING THEIR STAY IN BRITAIN, MEMBERS WILL VISIT VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS TO STUDY THE LEGISLATURE AND SOCIAL SERVICES SYSTEMS THERE.

THE PARTY WILL VISIT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON, THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE AND SOME NEW DISTRICT DEVELOPMENTS.

THEY WILL ALSO TAKE A LOOK AT THE SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AND AT HOUSING AND EDUCATION.

SOME OF THE MEMBERS WILL PAY A BRIEF VISIT TO EUROPE BEFORE JOINING THE PARTY IN BRITAIN.

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS ON THE TOUR ARE MRS LEE LO YUK-SIM, MR STEPHEN LEUNG, MR ALBERT LI, MISS MARGARET HONG, MR LIU KOON-SING, MR WONG KAM-CHI, MISS CECILIA YEUNG, MR YIU SIU-SING, AND MR YUEN CHAU.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1986

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HUNDREDS TO WATCH SAI KUNG RACES * * * *

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO FLOCK TO SAI KUNG ON JUNE 11 (WEDNESDAY) TO WATCH THE ANNUAL DRAGON BOAT RACES AT THE WATERFRONT OF SAI KUNG TOWN.

KEEN COMPETITION IS EXPECTED AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO WILL BE VYING FOR TOP HONOURS AND THE RIGHT TO REPRESENT THE DISTRICT IN INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES.

THE RACES, SPONSORED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD AND THE HONG KONG AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED (HAECO), ARE ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT DRAGON BOAT RACING ASSOCIATION UNDER THE SAI KUNG RURAL COMMITTEE.

THIRTY-NINE TEAMS, WITH MORE THAN 1 600 PARTICIPANTS, WILL COMPETE IN THE RACES TO BE HELD FROM 8.30 AM TO 3 PM OVER A 1 300-METRE COURSE FROM YEUNG CHAU ISLAND TO THE WATERFRONT FOR SAI KUNG TOWN.

APART FROM THE MEN’S OPEN RACES AND A PHOENIX RACE, A +ROW FOR CHARITY+ RACE ORGANISED BY OXFAM AND A +HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT CUP CHAMPIONSHIP* RACE SPONSORED BY HAECO WILL ALSO BE HELD.

THE WINNER OF THE MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP WILL REPRESENT SAI KUNG DISTRICT IN THE INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACE ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION.

THE SAI KUNG TEAM HAS A PROUD RECORD OF WINNING SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL RACES AND HAD REPRESENTED HONG KONG SIX TIMES IN INTERNATIONAL RACES HELD IN PENANG IN MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE AND WEST GERMANY.

SAI KUNG IS ALSO THE FIRST AMONG LOCAL ORGANISERS TO PROMOTE SPONSORED, FUND-RAISING DRAGON BOAT RACES. THIS'YEAR, 11 TEAMS WILL COMPETE IN RACES TO RAISE ABOUT $125 000 FOR OXFAM TO HELP THE PEOPLE IN ETHIOPIA.

THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WILL BE THE GUEST OF HONOUR FOR THIS YEAR’S DRAGON BOAT RACES.

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NEW DRAGON BOATS FOR TAI PO RACES

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THREE NEW DRAGON BOATS HAVE BEEN DONATED BY PRIVATE COMPANIES FOR THE TAI PO DRAGON BOAT RACES CELEBRATING THE TUEN NG FESTIVAL 11 (WEDNESDAY).

ON JUNE

AN EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AT THE TAI WONG YEH TEMPLE, YUEN CHAU TSAI, BEFORE THE BOATS ARE LAUNCHED.

THE GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES MR PETER NG, TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MR THOMAS CHAN, AND THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE.’

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE CEREMONY WHICH STARTS AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW AT THE TAI WONG YEH TEMPLE, YUEN CHAU TSAI (ISLAND HOUSE), IN TAI PO.

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UK POSTAL DISPUTE ENDS

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A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT THE INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE BY POSTAL STAFF IN GREAT BRITAIN HAS ENDED.

HOWEVER DUE TO A BACKLOG OF LETTERS AND PARCELS CAUSED BY THE DISPUTE SOME MAIL TO AND FROM GREAT BRITAIN IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO MIGHT St ILL BE SUBJECT TO DELAY, HE ADDED.

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SUMMER COURSES BEING RUN AT TECHNICAL INSTITUTES *****

THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL IS INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR 172 SHORT COURSES TO BE OFFERED AT THE FIVE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES IN JULY AND AUGUST.

THESE SHORT COURSES IN SUMMER COVER A WIDE RANGE OF SUBJECTS IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL STUDIES, CONSTRUCTION, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, GENERAL STUDIES, COMPUTING STUDIES, INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY, PRINTING, TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRIES, MARINE AND FABRICATION, DESIGN, AND MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINEERING.

THE OBJECTIVE OF RUNNING SHORT COURSES IS TO UPDATE THE SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE OF PEOPLE ALREADY IN EMPLOYMENT.

SOME OF THE COURSES CONCERN HOBBY AND LEISURE SUBJECTS.

DETAILS OF THE COURSES WILL BE ADVERTISED IN THE PRESS TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FIVE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND AT DISTRICT OFFICES AND SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE TECHNICAL INSTITUTES BY JUNE 21.

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SPECIAL COUNTERS SET UP *****

WITH EFFECT FROM MONDAY (JUNE 9), TWO SPECIAL COUNTERS WILL BE DESIGNATED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE AND THE TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICE FOR THE SALE OF STAMPS AND THE POSTING OF A SINGLE REGISTERED LETTER, THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THIS IS TO PROVIDE QUICKER SERVICE FOR CUSTOMERS WHO WISH TO POST ONLY ONE REGISTERED LETTER.

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EYE CARE CAMPAIGN OPENS ON SUNDAY

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THE FOUR-WEEK ’EYE CARING CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY’ IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT WILL BE OPENED ON SUNDAY (JUNE 8) IN THE TAI WO HAU ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN TAI WO HAU ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

DISTRICT COMMISSIONER (TSUEN WAN), MR CHAN SUI-JEUNG? TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS CHAIRMAN, MR CHAN CHIN-YUEN» PRESIDENT OF KWAI CHUNG ROTARY CLUB, MR LAM KWING-CHEE’ AND KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HO TUNG-CHING, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, AT 11 AM.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, WHICH WILL RUN UNTIL JULY 2, THERE WILL BE AN EXHIBITION ON EYE CARE, EYE CHECKS FOR THE ELDERLY, FREE PROVISION OF SPECTACLES FOR NEEDY OLD PEOPLE AND DISTRIBUTION OF EYE CARE BOOKLETS.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EYE CARING CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY THIS SUNDAY AT 11 AM IN THE TAI WO HAU ESTATE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN TAI WO HAU ROAD.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN NORTH POINT, SO KON PO * * * *

THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF KING’S ROAD, BETWEEN TIN CHIU STREET AND HEALTHY STREET WEST, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM ON MONDAY (JUNE 9) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTERIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE, BUSES ON EASTBOUND KING’S ROAD HEADING FOR QUARRY BAY AND FURTHER EAST WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE VIA TIN CHIU STREET, JAVA ROAD, THE SLIP ROAD LINKING JAVA ROAD AND KING’S ROAD NEA& HEALTHY STREET WEST AND KING’S ROAD.

ALSO FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY, THE SECTION OF EASTERN H°SP<TAL ROAD SERVICE ROAD BETWEEN EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD GOVERNMENT SCHOOL AND BUDDHIST WONG FUNG LING COLLEGE WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND. VEHICLES MAY ENTER EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD VIA THE NEWLY-OPENED SLIP ROAD OUTSIDE WONG FUNG LING COLLEGE.

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NIGHT CLOSURE OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD *****

THE TRAFFIC LANES OF THE LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD WILL BE SEPARATELY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC TO FACILITATE MAINTENANCE WORKS, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THE FAST LANE ON THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN TUNNEL TOLL BOOTHS AND HUNG MUI KUK INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 PM ON JUNE 9 TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, AND THE SLOW LANE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 PM ON JUNE 17 TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THE FAST LANE ON THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN HUNG MUI KUK INTERCHANGE AND TSANG TAI UK WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 PM ON JUNE 20 TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, AND THE SLOW LANE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 PM ON JUNE 21 TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

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ILLEGAL ROOFTOP STRUCTURE FACES CLOSURE

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS SEEKING CLOSURE OF AN ILLEGAL STRUCTURE ON THE ROOF OF A 22-STOREY BUILDING AT 62-68 JAVA ROAD, HONG KONG, SO THAT DEMOLITION CAN BEGIN.

THE ACTION IS BEING TAKEN TO ENFORCE AN ORDER ISSUED UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR REQUIRING DEMOLITION CF THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURE.

A NOTICE OF INTENTION VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT AT STRUCTURE TODAY (FRIDAY).

TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER FROM 9.30 AM ON JULY 9 WAS POSTED ON THE

DEMOLITION WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT ONCE THE CLOSURE ORDER IS OBTAINED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1986

CONTEIZTS PAGE NO.

MOTHER, CHILD WELFARE OF PRIMARY CONCERN — SIR EDWARD .......... 1

GOVERNOR OPENS AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE .................... 2

1984 BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, REAL ESTATE SURVEY RESULTS ........ 3

20 MORE INDOOR GAMES HALLS IN THE PIPELINE ..................... 5

LAND BEING RESUMED FOR JUNK BAY TUNNEL PROJECT ................. 6

TREES TO MAKE +BRANCH+ LINE FOR LRT ............................ 6

INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS .................... 7

EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY FOR DRAGON BOaTS .......................... 7

URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION IN CENTRAL .......................... 8

ROAD SECTION TO CLOSE IN FANLING ............................... 8

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MOTHER, CHILD WELFARE OF PRIMARY CONCERN -- SIR EDWARD * * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, STRESSED TODAY (SATURDAY) THAT THE WELFARE OF THE MOTHER AND CHILD SHOULD BE THE PRIMARY CONCERN IN THE KWOK AH-NUI CASE.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OPENING THE KADOORIE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, HE SAID: *FOR ALL THE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED, DON’T FORGET THE MOTHER AND THE CHILD.*

+WHAT WE ARE MOSTLY CONCERNED WITH IS THEIR WELFARE AND I THINK A LITTLE BIT OF QUIET TIME FOR THEM WOULD NOT BE A BAD IDEA AT ALL.*

SIR EDWARD SAID HE WAS QUITE SATISFIED THAT THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAD DONE THEIR VERY BEST FOR THE MOTHER AND THE CHILD. +AND THAT IS INDEED WHAT I THINK THEY DID DO.

+WE’VE ALSO SAID THAT THE FIRST THING TO DO IS TO HAVE A LOOK TO SEE WHAT LESSONS THERE ARE TO BE LEARNED.

•►BUT DO REMEMBER THIS HAS BEEN RAISED IN QUESTION IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WHEN THERE WAS A VERY FULL ACCOUNT GIVEN OF WHAT IS HAPPENING, AND THEN ANSON CHAN HAS MET THE PRESS AND DONE WHAT SHE CAN TO LOOK AT IT.*

REPLYING TO ANOTHER QUESTION, SIR EDWARD SAID HE DID NOT PERSONALLY PUT THE ’BRAKE’ ON THE OMBUDSMAN IDEA. + IT WASN’T A PERSONAL ’BRAKE’. IT’S JUST THAT THE PROCESS NEEDS TO BE CONTINUED A BIT FURTHER.*

+THE OMBUDSMAN IDEA IS PART OF A MUCH WIDER REVIEW OF ALL ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS,* HE SAID.

+AND THE OTHER THING IS THAT NOW THAT THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HAS SETTLED DOWN MORE, I WANT TO LOOK AT IT IN THAT CONTEXT.

+AND THE THIRD THOUGHT WAS THAT WE MUSTN’T GET WHAT I CALL ’ADMINISTRATIVE INDIGESTION’. IF YOU MAKE TOO MANY CHANGES ALL AT ONCE BEFORE THE SYSTEM HAS SETTLED DOWN, YOU MAY FIND LATER ON THAT YOU WANT TO RE-ADJUST THEM.

+SO THE NEW LEGCO SYSTEM IS WORKING QUITE WELL, THE MEMBERS ARE GETTING INTO IT, AND IN NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, I THINK WE’LL BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE FIELD OF ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEWS.*

ASKED WHETHER INDIRECTLY-ELECTED LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS 'WOULD BE APPOINTED TO FILL VACANCIES IN THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR EDWARD SAID: +IF I WAS YOU, I’LL PUT THAT FILE AWAY FOR A LITTLE WHILE BECAUSE THERE WON’T BE ANY EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT ON THESE MATTERS. BUT TRY AGAIN IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS’ TIME.*

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GOVERNOR OPENS AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE * * * * *

AN AGRICULTURAL VENTURE WITH A STRONG EDUCATIONAL LINK -THE KADOORIE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE - WAS OPENED TODAY (SATURDAY) BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT APART FROM PROVIDING A TEACHING FIELD STATION FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THE CENTRE WOULD ALSO PROVIDE FACILITIES FOR RESEARCH INTO AGRICULTURAL AND HORTICULTURAL PROBLEMS OF RELEVANCE TO HONG KONG AND NEIGHBOURING REGIONS.

HE SAID THAT HE WAS PARTICULARLY PLEASED TO SEE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RESEARCH CENTRE BEING COMBINED WITH THE RESEARCH WORK OF THE UNIVERSITY.

+IN TODAY’S COMPLEX WORLD, INTER-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND CO-OPERATION IS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT.

+WE LOOK FORWARD WITH ANTICIPATION TO THE COMPLETION OF PHASES II AND III WHICH WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LABORATORIES AND GREENHOUSES,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT THE ASSISTANCE WHICH THE KADOORIE FAMILY HAD GIVEN TO HONG KONG’S RURAL AND FARMING COMMUNITIES WAS WELL KNOWN AND WENT BACK MANY YEARS.

HE SAID: +THE KADOORIE AGRICULTURAL AID LOAN FUND HAS CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURE IN HONG KONG.

+THE AGRICULTURAL AID ASSOCIATION HAS PROVIDED SUPPORT TO A WIDE RANGE OF LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS FOR IMPROVING VILLAGE ACCESS, IRRIGATION AND TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES.

♦RELIEF AND GIFTS OF LIVESTOCK AND ANIMAL FEED HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO FARMERS IN DIFFICULTY TO HELP THEM TO IMPROVE THEIR STANDARDS OF FARMING.

+TO COMPLEMENT THIS EFFORT, THE KADOORIE FARM UNDERTAKES LIVESTOCK AND CROP IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMMES AND DISSEMINATES INFORMATION ON GOOD FARMING PRACTICES.

♦THE FARM HAS ALSO GIVEN COUNTLESS PARTIES OF SCHOOL CHILDREN AN INSIGHT INTO MODERN HORTICULTURE AND AN ENJOYABLE DAY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE.+

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTRE HAD BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS DONATION OF THE KADOORIE FAMILY AND THE HARD WORK OF THE PROJECT COMMITTEE.

+WE ARE MOST THANKFUL TO THEM ALL FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND EFFORTS,+ HE ADDED.

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>934 BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, PEAL ESTATE SURVEY RESULTS * * * * *

THERE WERE 6 779 CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING IN 1984 EMPLOYING DIRECTLY A TOTAL OF q8 166 PERSONS, ACCORDING TO SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

TOTAL GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED 3Y THESE ESTABLISHMENTS DURING 1984 AMOUNTED TO '40 307 MILLION, REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF FOUR PER CENT OVER 198-3.

THE TOTAL EXPENDITURES 3Y THE CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENTS WERE “38 530 MILLION WHICH INCLUDED 39 661 ILL I ON ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AND PAYMENTS TC LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS- Til 587 MILLION ON CONSUMPTION OF MATERIALS, SUPPLIES, AND INDUSTRIAL SERVICES- $15 068 MILLION ON SUB-CONTRACT WORK RENDERFD BY FEE SUB-CONTRACTORS- AND $2 214 MILLION ON MISCELLANEOUS OPERATING EXPENSES.

AT “12 180 MILLION, THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED /AS ONE PER CENT LrSS THAN IN 1983. VALUE ADDED IS A MEASURE OF THE SE“TOR’S CONTRIBUTION TO HONG KONG’S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT.

OVER ONE-THIRD OF THE CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENTS WERE ENGAG-n IN RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE OF ERECTED BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES. HOWEVER, THEY ACCOUNTED FOR ONLY EIGHT PER CEN’ Oc “HE VAL'JP OF TOTAL CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED BY ALL CONTRACTORS.

N THE OTHER HAND, THE GENERAL TRADE CONTRACTORS OPERATING •t '.'ILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SITES, WHICH NUMBERED ONLY 827, ■"•'Tp|BUTED $26 540 MILLION OR 66 PER CENT OF TOTAL CONSTRUCTION ..'ORK PERFORMED.

THE REST OF THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR CONSISTED OF MOSTLY SPECIAL TRADE CONTRACTORS, SUCH AS CONTRACTORS SPECIALISING IN “LECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL FITTINGS.

THE SURVEY DID NOT COVER LAgOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS WHO ••’A1NLY SUPPLIED LABOUR TO WORK ON A JOB-TO-JOC 3AS I ' . HOWEVER, THE OUTPUT OF THESE SUB-CONTRACTORS '/A IMPLICITLY INCLUDED IN THAT OF THE CONTRACTORS COMMISSIONING THE IP SERVICES.

APART FROM CONSTRUCTION ESTABLISHMENTS, ’HE SURVEY ALSO INCLUDED FIRMS ENGAGED IN THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES: REAL ESTATE nrVELOPMENT, LEASING, BROKERAGE AND ’-A i “TENANCE MANAGEMENT- AND ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PROJECT ENGINEERING.

THCRE WERE 3 285 ESTABLISHMENTS I'. REAL ESTZ-TE DEVELOPMENT, LEASING, BROKERAGE AND MA I"’ENANCE SERVICES OPERATING DURING 1984, ENGAGING A TOTAL OF 24 762 PERSONS.

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THEIR GROSS OUTPUT IN 1984 WAS 515 229 MILLION WHICH INCLUDED 58 522 MILLION OF SERVICE AND RENTAL INCOME, $6 090 MILLION OF GROSS MARGIN OF REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND $617 MILLION 0- OTHER INCOME. THEIR TOTAL EXPENDITURES WERE 36 370 MILLION

AT $13 171 MILLION, THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED WAS FOUR PER CENT LESS THAN IN 1983.

THESE FIGURES DO NOT INCLUDE ESTABLISHMENTS THAT DEVELOPED REAL ESTATE PROJECTS FOR THEIR OWN OCCUPATION OR THOSE THAT OWNED LAND WITHOUT DEVELOPING IT DURING THE REFERENCE YEAR. ALSO EXCLUDED WERE REAL ESTATE ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS OR HOUSEHOLDS.

REGARDING ARCH ITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PROJECT ENGINEERING SERVICES, THE SURVEY INDICATED THAT THERE WERE 486 SUCH ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING IN 1984 ENGAGING A TOTAL OF 7 985 PERSONS.

THEIR TOTAL BUSINESS RECEIPTS WERE Si 766 MILLION, REPRESENTING A DECREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT COMPARED WITH 1983. THEIR TOTAL EXPENDITURES WERE $1 390 MILLION OF WHICH $824 MILLION WAS ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES. THE TOTAL VALUE ADDED WAS $1 193 MILLION, A DECREASE OF SIX PER CENT COMPARED WITH 1983.

BESIDES STATISTICS ON ESTABLISHMENTS, THE SURVEY ALSO COLLECTED DATA ABOUT CONSTRUCTION SITES AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS. A TOTAL OF 1 782 SITE CONTRACTS WERE CARRIED OUT IN 1984 WITH THE GROSS VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK PERFORMED AMOUNTING TO $21 160 MILLION, WHICH WAS FOUR PER CENT LOWER THAN IN 1983. THIS INCLUDED $8 933 MILLION ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS AND $12 227 MILLION ON PRIVATE CONSTRUCTION SITES.

THE VALUE ACCRUED TO PRIVATE REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS DURING 1984 WAS $15 060 MILLION, REPRESENTING A DECREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT COMPARED WITH 1983. THE TOTAL PROJECT OUTLAYS WERE 311 478 MILLION WHICH INCLUDED PAYMENTS TO CONTRACTORS, FEES FOR ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AND TECHNICAL CONSULTANCY, INTEREST PAYMENTS AND OTHER PROJECT EXPENSES.

THE SUMMARY STATISTICS FROM THE 1984 SURVEY OF BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE SECTORS WAS INCLUDED IN THE MAY 1986 ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS. MORE DETAILED RESULTS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE SURVEY REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED IN A FEW WEEKS’ TIME.

IN THE MEANTIME, ENQUIRIES REGARDING SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TELEPHONE 3-7213846.

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20 MORE INDOOR GAMES HALLS IN THE PIPELINE *******

THE URBAN COUNCIL IS PLANNING TO BUILD 20 MORE INDOOR GAMES HALLS OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS TO MEET AN INCREASING DEMAND FOR INDOOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED TODAY BY THE COUNCIL VICE-CHAIRMAN, bfiS ELSIE TU, WHEN SHE OFFICIATED AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE HIU KWONG STREET INDOOR GAMES HALL AND CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND IN KWUN TONG.

MRS TU SAID SIX NEW INDOOR GAMES HALLS WOULD BE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC LATER THIS YEAR OR EARLY NEXT YEAR, AT THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION AND LOCKHART ROAD URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEX ON HONG KONG ISLAND, AND AT CHUK YUEN, NGAU CHI WAN URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEX, PO ON ROAD URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEX AND BOUNDARY STREET IN KOWLOON.

♦INDOOR SPORTS ACTIVITIES HAVE BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR FORMS OF RECREATION AMONG LOCAL RESIDENTS AS CAN BE EVIDENCED FROM THE VERY HIGH USAGE RATE OF VARIOUS URBAN COUNCIL INDOOR GAMES HALLS OVER THE YEARS,+ SHE SAID.

♦INTERESTINGLY THIS AVERAGE USAGE RATE IS MORE THAN 90 PER CENT, WHICH IS PROOF IN ITSELF OF THE COUNCIL’S DECISION SOME YEARS AGO TO INTRODUCE THESE INNOVATIVE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO HONG KONG WITH ITS SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF LAND FOR SPORTING ACTIVITIES.

♦THROUGH THIS OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY TODAY THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS AGAIN DEMONSTRATED ITS COMMITMENT TO MAKING LIFE HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER FOR THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.+

THE $20 MILLION HIU KWONG STREET PROJECT IS THE FIRST FREE-STANDING INDOOR GAMES HALL IN KWUN TONG AND THE THIRD CF ITS KIND IN THE DISTRICT.

IT HAS SUCH MODERN FACILITIES AS A 1 300 SQUARE METRE GAMES ARENA WITH A SPECTATOR STAND ACCOMMODATING 400 PEOPLE.

THE ARENA IS DESIGNED FOR MULTI-PURPOSE SPORTS ACTIVITIES AND CAN ACCOMMODATE TWO BASKETBALL COURTS. OR TWO VOLLEYBALL COURTS, OR EIGHT BADMINTON COURTS. IT CAN ALSO BE USED FOR TABLE TENNIS, GYMNASTICS AND JUDO, FOR TRAINING AS WELL AS DISTRICT-WIDE COMPETITIONS.

IN ADDITION, THERE ARE THREE FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED SQUASH COURTS WITH PUBLIC VIEWING GALLERIES AND TWO TRAINING ROOMS SUITABLE FOR CONFERENCE, GAMES OR YOGA PRACTICE PURPOSES.

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LAND BEING RESUMED FOR JUNK BAY TUNNEL PROJECT * * X X *

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO RESUME TWO LOTS OF AGRICULTURAL LAND TOTALLING 3 249 SQUARE METRES, LOCATED TO THE EAST OF THE RESERVOIR AT LAM TIN, AS PART OF THE PROJECT TO LINK JUNK BAY AND KWUN TONG BY A ROAD TUNNEL.

THE TUNNEL WILL CONNECT JUNK BAY NEW TOWN WITH KWUN TONG AND LEI YUE MUN ROADS AND CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO START IN AUGUST.

INITIALLY, A SINGLE TUBE CARRYING TWO-WAY TRAFFIC WILL BE BUILT TO SERVE A POPULATION OF BETWEEN 150 000 AND 175 000 AT JUNK BAY.

FOR THE FULL DEVELOPMENT OF JUNK BAY PHASE ONE UP TO A POPULATION OF 223 000, A SECOND TUBE OF THE TUNNEL WILL HAVE TO BE BUILT AND THE ROAD UPGRADED TO DUAL-CARRIAGEWAY, TWO-LANE.

THE INITIAL SINGLE-TUBE TUNNEL WILL ALSO INCLUDE LARGE MAINS TAKING WATER FROM A NEW TREATMENT WORKS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT PAI- KONG IN SAI KUNG TO EAST KOWLOON, HONG KONG ISLAND AND THE NEW TOWN.

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TREES TO MAKE +BRANCH+ K M * * *

LINE FOR LRT

BE PLANTED ALONG A

MORE THAN 10 000 YOUNG TREES WILL _ SEVEN-KILOMETRE STRIP OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM IN THt TuEN MUN-YUEN LONG CORRIDOR AS PART OF A SOFT LANDSCAPING PROJc.LT.

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT EXPECTED TO START IN AUGUST AND TAKE ABOUT 28 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

THE PLANTING OF THE TREES, ALONG WITH SHRUBS AND FLOWER BEDS, WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE 1987 AND 1988 PLANTING SEASONS.

+AS PART OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE LRT SOME 1 900 TREES WILL HAVE TO BE FELLED OR TRANSPLANTED. BUT WE WILL BE REPLACING THEM aITH MORE THAN 19 TIMES THAT NUMBER,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TDD’S NEW TERRITORIES/NORTH WEST DEVELOPMENT OFFICE SAID.

+0F COURSE THESE WILL BE YOUNG TREES AND WILL TAKE TIME TO MATURE. BESIDES THE TREES WE »ILL BE PLANTING THOUSANDS OF SHRUBS AND FLOWER BEDS.

+SOFT LANDSCAPING WILL BE PROVIDED FOR THE NEWLY-FORMED AREAS ADJACENT t0 THE LRT LINE AND ALONG THE CENTRAL RESERVE ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD,+ HE ADDED.

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INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR L.-.nGUAGE TEACHERS r k K >

THE EDUCATION DEPART . .T wILL HOLD ITS SECOND INTERNATI.’..-SEFINAR FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN DECEMBER. THE THcME THIS YE. K ’RE-EXPlORING CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS (CEL7)’.

THE SEMINAR, ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S INSTITUTE GF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION, WILL BE HELD AT THE SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, TSlM SHA TSUI EAST, FROM DECEMBER 15 TO 17.

THE OBJECTIVES ARE TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHER TRAINERS, LANGUAGE TEACHEno AND RESEARCHERS TO EXAMINE AND REDEFI u THE PURPOSE OF CELT AND TO ENHANCE THEIR UNDERSTANDING, KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITIES BY EXCHANGING IDEAS AND EXPERIENCES ON CELT.

PARTICIPANTS WILL INCLUDE LANGUAGE PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATORS, SPECIALISTS IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION, CURRICULUM DEVELOPERS aND RESEARCHERS INTERESTED IN CELT. SOME PARTICIPANTS wILL COME FROM OVERSEAS.

APPLICATIONS TO TAKE PART aRE NOw INVITED. FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION, PARK—1 COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 21ST FLOOR, 56 DUNDAS STREET, MONG KOK.

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EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY FOR DRAGON BOATS * * * 4 *

A TOTAL OF 21 NEW DRAGON BOATS .-.ILL BE LAUNCHED ON THE SHING MUN RIVER AT SHA TIN TOMORROW (SUNDAY) IN PREPARATION FOR THE DRAGON BOAT RACE THERE ON JUNE 11 (WEDNESDAY).

AN EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY FOR 14 SMALL DRAGON BOATS AND SEVEN PHOENIX BOATS WILL TAKE PLACE AT 10.30 AM. COMMUNITY LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WILL OFFICIATE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EYE-DOTTING CEREMONY TOMORROW ’ 10.33 AM AT THE SHING "U1. IVERSIDE PROMENADE. ACCESS TO ~HE PROMENADE IS ’hROUGH THE SHA TIN JOCKEY CLUB PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL, YUEN WO- ROAD.

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ATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1986

URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION IN CENTRAL Jr rr K

THE PEAK-HOUR (1 AM TO 1.0 AM AND A PM TO 7 PM) GOODS VEHICLE RESTRICTED ZONE ON THE SECTION OF CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL BETWEEN 'AN WA LANE AND CLEVERLY STREET WILL BE UPGRADED TO A 24-HOUR DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY -OP ALL VEHICLES.

THE MEASURE WILL FACIL'TATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PEDc-'PIAK SUBWAY BETWEEN THE MTR SHEUNG -AN STAT 1 . AND ’HE ‘-ACAD FE3-'-TERMINAl. IT WILL BE IN FORCE FROM !□ AM ON JUNE IC (TUESDAY) J.N THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF 70 NAUGHT 7-D CENTRAL AND EXTENDED TO THE VESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY FROM 10 AM ON JUNE 15 (SUNDAY).

NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP WITHIN THE RESTRICTED E7'E FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS. THE MEASURE IS EXPECTED TO BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT SIX MONTHS.

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"EMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WlL. 3E IMPLEMENTED ON JOCKEY ' '• ’OAD IN FANLING FROM ? 3 Av ON TUESDAY (JUNE 10) TO FACILITATE -DAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS THERE.

--iE S-CT I ON OF JOCKEY CLUB ROAD BETWEEN FUNG KAI SCHOOL AND 'i" 'ILL BF CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC WILL ■::ted to a new road parallel to the closed section of jockey CLUB ROAD.

KMB-ROUTE 73K WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE ALONG THIS NELLY-CONSTRUCTED ROAD.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PROGRESS MADE AGAINST DRUG ABUSE THREAT - GOVERNOR ............ 1

THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT DRAGON BOAT RACES ....................... 2

SAI KUNG SPEED LIMIT REDUCED TO ENHANCE SAFETY ................ 4

SWIMMING POOL PROPOSALS TO BE MADE PUBLIC ..................... 6

SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD REPORT PUBLISHED ...................... 7

SUMMER SPORTS SCHEME FOR SCHOOLS .............................. 8

TENDERS CALLED FOR SHA TAU KOK RECLAMATION .................... 8

NEW WATERMAINS IN YUEN LONG TO MEET DEMAND .................... 9

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR QUEST ................................ 9

TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR SHA TIN BOAT RACES ........................ 10

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PROGRESS MADE AGAINST DRUG ABUSc THREAT - GOVERNOR * * * * *

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTIC; HONG KONG HAS MADE SOME PROGRESS OVER THE YEARS IN CONTAINING ।me THREAT OF DRUG ABUSE, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID THIS

(SUNDAY) EVENING.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE +ANTI-NARCOTICS VARIETY SHOw+, SIR EDWARD SAID HONG KONG PEOPLE WERE GRATEFUL TO ALL MtMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THEIR WORK.

+THE PROGRESS MADE HAS ALSC BcEN DUE TO THE DILIGENCE OF CUR ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND COOPERATION FROM THE PUBLIC.

+BUT THERE CAN BE NO JUSTIFICATION FOR COMPLACENCY.

+THE SIZE OF THE PROBLEM, hND THE THREAT TO FUTURE GENERATIONS OF OUR YOUTH ARE STILL SERIOUS. WE MUST DO ALL «c CAN TO ELIMINATE THEM,* HE SAID.

_H EDWARD POINTED OUT THaT TELEVISION HAD AN IMPORTANT ROLi P AY IN INCREASING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE DANGERS OF DRUG ABU^E, ENCOURAGING ADDICTS TO SEEK TREATMENT, + AND MOST IMPORTANT OF

_L III PERSUADING YOUNG PEOPLE NOT TO START TAKING DRUGS.*

H- SAID THE SIMPLE BUT IMPORTANT MESSAGE INTENDED TO BE J. :VcYED, PARTICULARLY TC YOUNG PEOPLE, WAS: +DRUG TAKING IS DANGEROuL IT * ILL RUIN YOUR LIVES, DO NOT TAKE DRUGS, AND DO ALL YOU CAN TO HELP OTHERS TO AVOID THEM TOO*.

TriE GOVERNOR NOTED THAT THE EVENING jHOW, WHICH CERTAINLY CONVEYED THE IMPORTANT MESSAGE, EXEMPLIFIED HOW THE GOVERNMENT AND THE COMMUNITY wERE WORKING TOGETHER TO TACKLE THE. PROBLEM OF DRUG ABUSE IN HONG KONG.

AN AUDIENCE OF MORE THAN 7 OOQ, MOSTLY YOUNG PEOPLE, wERE ENTERTAINED TO THE TWO-HOUR SHOw WHICH WAS TELEVISED LIVE.

POPULAR SINGERS, CHEUNG, SALLY YEH AND

INCLUDING ROMAN TAM, FRANCES YIP, JACKY LUI FONG TOOK PART IN THE VARIETY SHOW.

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THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT DRAGON BOAT RACES

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THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL TAKE UP VANTAGE POINTS ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 11) TO WATCH COLOURFUL AND EXCITING DRAGON BOAT RACES THAT ARE HELD ANNUALLY TO CELEBRATE THE TUEN NG FESTIVAL.

WRE THAN 350 DRAGON BOAT TEAMS HAVE BEEN PUTTING IN EXTRA HOURS OF PRACTICE OVER THE PAST WEEK IN PREPARATION FOR WEDNESDAY’S FESTIVAL.

AS MOST ROADS IN AND AROUND THE RACE VENUES WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GET THERE.

HEADING THE LIST OF SENIOR OFFICIALS ATTENDING THE RACES WILL BE THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES? THE CHIEF JUSTICE, SIR DENYS ROBERTS; THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS? AND THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO.

THE GOVERNOR WILL BE GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE YAU MA TEI RACES TO BE HELD IN THE TYPHOON SHELTER THERE BETWEEN NOON AND 4.30 PM.

A TOTAL OF 49 TEAMS WILL BE COMPETING IN LARGE, MEDIUM AND PHOENIX BOATS. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY’S EVENTS WILL BE A RACE BETWEEN SIX LARGE DRAGON BOATS.

IN SHA TIN, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, WILL PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS OF THE MAIN RACES ON THE SHING MUN RIVER.

A TOTAL OF 90 TEAMS WILL BE COMPETING IN MEDIUM, SMALL AND PHOENIX BOAT RACES WHICH WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 8.30 AM AND 1.30 PM.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE, SIR DENYS ROBERTS, WILL BE THE GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE TAI PO RACES WHICH WILL BE HELD ALONG THE SEAFRONT OF TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

THERE WILL BE 56 TEAMS COMPETING - 50 IN AN OPEN RACE AND SIX IN AN INVITATION RACE.

IN SAI KUNG, THE GUEST OF HONOUR WILL BE THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO.

THE SAI KUNG RACES WILL FEATURE A SPECIAL CHARITY COMPETITION TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE PEOPLE OF ETHIOPIA THROUGH OXFAM.

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' TOTAL OF 99 TEAMS WILL COMPETE IN /AR I OUS CATEGORIES OF •'ACES BETWEEN 8.30 AM AND 3 PM AT THE WATERFRONT OF SAI KUNG TOWN. THE WINNER OF THE MEN’S OPEN RACE WILL REPRESENT SAI KUNG IX THE INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACE ORGANISED B* THE HUNG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION.

THE GUEST OF HONOUR AT THE TUEN MUN RACES WILL BE THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS.

THE RACES WILL BE HELD BETWEEN 9 AM AND 1 PM IN THE CASTLE PEAK BAY TYPHOON SHELTER OFF THE SEASHORE AT WU KING ESTATE. THERE WILL BE 47 TEAMS COMPETING IN LARGE, MEDIUM AND PHOENIX BOATS.

AT STANLEY MAIN BEACH ON HONG KONG ISLAND, 77 TEAMS WILL TAKE PART IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT RACES BETWEEN 8 AM AND H

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT RACES WILL BE SPREAD OVER FOUR LOCATIONS ON LANTAU ISLAND AND CHEUNG CHAU.

ON LANTAU, THERE WILL BE RACES AT WANG rAY IN TAI 0, MU I WO BEACH AND PUI 0 IN SOUTH LANTAU WHILE CHEUNG CHAU’S RACES ILL BE HELr’ IN THE TYPHOON SHELTER.

?TE EDITORS:

~H FOLLOWING ARE PRESS ARRANGEMENTS FOr COVERING THE ATTENDANCE - SEXlOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AT DRAGON BOAT RACES:

YAj MA TEI - THE GOVERNOR WILL ARRIVE ABOARD THE LAUNCH LADY MAUR I NE AT ABOUT 3.30 PM. HE WILL DISEUBARK A~ A PONTOON AND MEET ORGANISERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS. SIR EDWARD WILL ALSO PRESENT PRIZES AND BANNERS ON THE PONTOON.

THERE WIL.. BE A FIXED PRESS POSITION ON THE PONTOON. AS THERE ARE LIMITED PRESS BADGES AVAILABLE, ONE ORGANISATION WILL BE ENTITLED

TO ONLY ONE PRESS BADGE. THEY CAN BE COLLECTED

AT THE NEWS AND PUBLICITY DIVISION OF CNTA, WORLD SHIPPING CENTRE, 12TH FLOOR, 7 CANTON ROAD, HARBOUR CITY, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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- THE CHIEF SECRETARY WILL ARRIVE AT ABOUT 11.30 AM AT THE SHING MUN RIVER PROMENADE. ENTRY TO THE AREA IS THROUGH ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX. PRESS BADGES, ON A LIMITED BASIS, ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DISTRICT INFORMATION OFFICER, MRS ANNA NGA I (TEL: 0-6065489) AT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN RAILWAY STATION.

- THE CHIEF JUSTICE WILL ARRIVE AT 11.45 AM AT THE TA! PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE SEAFRONT. THE PRESS PLATFORM IS LOCATED SOME DISTANCE FROM THE PRIZE PRESENTATION PLATFORM AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY WILL REQUIRE TELE-LENSES. PRESS BADGES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NEWS AND PUBLICITY DIVISION OF CNTA.

- THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION WILL ARRIVE AT ABOUT 2 PM. PRESS BADGES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE NEWS AND PUBLICITY DIVISION OF CNTA.

- THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY WILL ARRIVE AT ABOUT 11.30 AM. PRESS BADGES, ON A LIMITED BASIS, ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NEWS AND PUBLICITY DIVISION Oc CNTA.

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SAI KUNG SPEED LIMIT REDUCED TO ENHANCE SAFETY * * * * *

THE SPEED LIMIT ON CERTAIN SECTIONS OF ROADS IN SAI KUNG WILL BE REDUCED FROM 70 KILOMETRES PER HOUR TO 50 KILOMETRES PER HOUR WITH EFFECT FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 12).

ANNOUNCING THE CHANGES, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S TRAFFIC ENGINEER (JUNK BAY AND SAI KUNG), MR DAVID WEBSTER, SAID THE MOVE FOLLOWED A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF ALL SPEED LIMITS IN THE DISTRICT.

AS A RESULT 0- THE REVIEW, THE SPEED LIMIT ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HIRAM’S HIGHWAY TO A POINT ABOUT 250 METRES NORTHWEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE REDUCED FROM 70 KM/H TO 50 KM/H.

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IN ADDITION, THE SPEED LIMIT ON BOTH THE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HIRAM’S HIGHWAY TO A POINT ABOUT 150 METRES SOUTHEAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL ALSO BE REDUCED TO 50 KM/H.

+THE MOVE IS DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE SPEED ON THE APPROACHES TO THC CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD - HIRAM’S HIGHWAY JUNCTION SO AS TO MINIMISE THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS ON THE SHARP LEFT-TURN TO HIRAM’S HIGHWAY,+ MR WEBSTER SAID.

MEANWHILE, SPEED LIMIT ALONG HIRAM’S HIGHWAY, TAI MONG TSAI ROAD PAK TAM ROAD AND HOI HA ROAD WILL ALSO BE REDUCED TO 50 KM/H. THE LATTER THREE ROADS ARE WITHIN COUNTRY PARK AREAS AND ARE HEAVILY USED BY CYCLISTS AND HIKERS. IN PARTICULAR, THE ACCIDENT RATE IN TAI MONG TSAI ROAD WAS FOUND TO BE RELATIVELY HIGH.

MR WEBSTER SAID THAT THE IMPOSITION OF SPEED LIMITS WAS A MEANS OF CONTROLLING THE SPEED OF TRAFFIC TO A LEVEL CONSIDERED TO BE APPROPRIATE FOR A PARTICULAR ROAD UNDER GENERAL CONDITIONS.

MOTORISTS SHOULD ADJUST THEIR SPEEDS WITHIN THE LIMIT TO SUIT THEIR VEHICLES, LOADINGS AND THE PREVAILING CONDITIONS TO ENSURE THAT THEY COULD STOP SAFELY AT ALL TIMES.

TH- REVIEW, WHICH WAS DISCUSSED AND AGREED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE, HAD TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT SPEED MEASUREMENTS, RECORD OF ACCIDENTS REPORTED TO THE FOLICE ROAD CONDITIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND THE PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR CHANGES TO THE SPEED LIMITS ON CERTAIN SECTIONS OF ROADS.

+ONE OF THE AIMS OF THE SURVEY IS TO OBTAIN UNIFORMITY OF STANDARD OF SPEED FOR SIMILAR SECTIONS OF ROADS SO THAT DRIVERS WILL PERCEIVE THAT THE SPEED LIMIT IMPOSED IS REALISTIC. MOTORISTS WILL THEREFORE BE LESS LIKELY TO IGNORE THE NEW SPEED LIMIT,+ MR WEBSTER SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THE DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AND WOULD CONSIDER CHANGING SPEED LIMIT SHOULD THERE 3E ANY JUSTIFICATION.

SUNDAY, JUNh C,

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SWIMMING POOL PROPOSALS TO BE MADE PUBLIC x X X- MX*

PROPOSED MEASURES TO STREAMLINE THE OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF SWIMMING POOLS .ILL BE REVEALED AT THE URBAN COUNCIL’S MONTHLY MEETING ON TUESDAY (JUNE 13).

AT THE MEETING’S COMMITTEE STAGE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES MR JOHN HEYWOOD WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE REPORT OF THE STUDY GROUP ON THE MANAGEMENT OF SWIMMING POOLS.

DURING QUESTION TIME, COUNCILLORS WILL ASK ALTOGETHER 10 QUESTIONS.

MR JOSEPH CHAN WANTS TO BE INFORMED IF INTENSIVE INSPECTIONS WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON FOOD PREMISES TO ENSURE FULL COMPLIANCE WITH LICENSING CONDITIONS AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS.

MR HILTON CHEONG-LEEN WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT THE EXTENT OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE URBAN COUNCIL/URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE ON HAWKER MATTERS, AS WELL AS ABOUT THE COUNCIL’S SUPPORT FOR THE FESTIVAL FOR THE ELDERLY.

HE WILL ALSO ASK ABOUT THE EXTENT OF VANDALISM BY WAY OF DAMAGE TO TREES AND LITTER BINS AND WHAT FURTHER STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO CURB SUCH VANDALISM.

MR PETER C.K. CHAN WANTS TO KNOW ABOUT MEASURES IN PREVENTING POLLUTION AT BEACHES AND HOW SUCCESSFUL THE JOINT LICENSING CONFERENCE HAS BEEN IN SPEEDING UP RESTAURANT LICENCE APPLICATIONS.

MR STEPHEN LAU WILL ASK ABOUT THE LATEST POSITION IN THE PROPOSED ALLOCATION OF WOODED AREAS IN VICTORIA BARRACKS FOR PUBLIC PARK PURPOSES. HE WILL ALSO QUERY THE ALIENATION OF COUNCIL-ADMINISTERED LAND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

MR TONG KAM-BIU WANTS TO KNOW WHAT IS BEING DONE ABOUT THE COUNCIL’S CORPORATE IMAGE.

MISS CECILIA YEUNG WIL- ASK ABOUT THE ARRANGEMENT OF STALLS AND CLEANSING WORK IN THE NGAU CH I WAN COMPLEX.

ALSO TUESDAY’S MEETING, MISS CECILIA YEUNG, CHAIRPERSON OF THE FOOD HYGIENE SELECT COMMITTEE, WILL MOVE A MOTION THAT AMENDMENT BY-LAWS BE MADE TO REVISE LICENCE FEES FOR RESTAURANTS IN THE URBAN AREA AS FROM JULY 1.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.30 P.M. ON TUESDAY (JUNE 10) A" THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBER IN EDINBURGH PLACE, CENTRAL. COVERAGE IS INVITED.

SUNDAY, JUNS 3, 1936

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BOARD REPORT PUBLISHED w 4 4 4

A COMPREHENSIVE REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE SOUTHERN E STRICT BOARD FROM JANUARY 1934 TO DECEMBER 1935 HAS BEEN PUBLISHED AMD WILL SOON BE DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATIONS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, SCHOOLS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID A TOTAL OF 4 □□□ COPIES IN CHINESE AND 1 500 IN ENGLISH HAD BEEN PRINTED. COPIES ILL BE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE’S PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS IN ABERDEEN CENTRE, WAH FU AND STANLEY.

THE EIGHT-CHAPTER, 94-PAGE REPORT DESCRIBES THE WORK OF THE BOARD IN COMMUNITY BUILDING ACTIVITIES, SOCIAL SERVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT, TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT, DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, AND CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION. THERE ARE NO FEWER THAN =0 COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS.

SIX APPENDICES DETAIL THE TERMS OF THE BOARD AND ITS FIVE COMMITTEES.

REFERENCE AND MEMBERSHIP OF

IN HIS FOREWORD TO THE REPORT, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR JASPER LAM, SAID THE BOARD HAD MADE CONSIDERABLE EFFORT IN PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF RESIDENTS AND WORKERS IN THE DISTRICT.

*THE BOARD WILL CONTINUE TO VIGOROUSLY MONITOR AND ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON THE PROVISION AND USE OF PUBLIC FACILITIES AND 'ERVICES WITHIN THE DISTRICT, THE ADEQUACY AND PRIORITIES OF GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES FOR THE DISTRICT AND THE USE OF PUBLIC FUNDS ALLOCATED TO THE DISTRICT FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE VIEWS AND WISHES OF THE PEOPLE IN THE DI STR I CT,+ HE SAID.

THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS PERSONAL MESSAGES FROM THE BOARD’S 17 MEMBERS AND TWO URBAN COUNCILLORS EXPRESSING THEIR THOUGHTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE BOARD AS WELL AS THEIR OWN PLANS AND ASPIRATIONS.

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SUMMER SPORTS SCHEME FOR SCHOOLS * * * * *

THE 1986 SUMMER SPORTS SCHEME FOR SCHOOLS WILL FEATURE 76 TRAINING COURSES FOR ABOUT 2 600 SCHOOL CHILDREN.

UNDER THE SCHEME TRAINING WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS IN ARCHERY, BADMINTON, CANOEING, FENCING, GYMNASTICS (BADGE SCHEME), LIFE SAVING, ROWING, SAILING AND HEALTH FITNESS EXERCISES.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG SCHOOLS COUNCIL, THE SCHEME IS SPONSORED BY THE SWIRE BOTTLERS LIMITED WITH TECHNICAL ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE GIVEN BY VARIOUS SPORTS BODIES AND THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

TO AROUSE THE INTEREST OF PARTICIPANTS, THE BEST ATHLETE IN EACH COURSE WILL BE SELECTED ACCORDING TO ATTENDANCE, CONDUCT AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE BEST ATHLETES AT A PR I ZE-GIVI .G AND CLOSING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL AT 01 KWAN ROAD, WAN CHAI, ON AUGUST 22.

SCHOOLS INTERESTED IN THE SCHEME SHOULD CONTACT THE PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR, PHYSICAL EDUCATION SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, FOURTH FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, OR TELEPHONE *-8992607 DURING OFFICE HOURS BEFORE JUNE 21.

TENDERS CALLED FOR SHA ta'J KOK RECLAMATION X X * *

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS CALLING TENDERS FOR THE RECLAMATION AND FORMATION OF 22.1 HECTARES OF LAND AS PART OF PHASE TWO OF THE SHA TAU KOK DEVELOPMENT SCHEME.

THE WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN SEPTEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 13 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

PHASE TWO INCLUDES FORMATION OF LAND FOR RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING AND A SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS, CONSTRUCTION OF A SEAWALL AND DREDGING OF AN AREA BELOW HIGH-WATER LEVEL TO PROVIDE A TEMPORARY SHELTERED ANCHORAGE FOR FISHING BOATS.

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THE $200 MILLION SCHEME FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SHA TAU KOK, .vHICH IS DUE FOR COMPLETION IN 1994, WILL PROVIDE RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING FOR 4 500 SQUATTERS FROM YIM LIU HA AND TSOI YUEN KOK, WHO MAKI UP 90 PER CENT Or SHA TAU KOK’S POPULATION.

THE SCHEME ALSO INCLUDES A LANDSCAPED TOWN SQUARE, A PRIMARY SCHOOL, RECREATION GROUND, POLICE STATION, SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT AND A PERMANENT ANCHORAGE FOR THE FISHING FLEET.

WHILE LAND FORMATION IS UNDERWAY DURING THE COURSE OP THE LATEST PROJECT, PRECAUTIONS WILL BE TAKEN TO ENSURE THAT THE WORK DOES NOT AFFECT NEARBY FISH FARMS.

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NEW WATERMAINS IN YUEN LONG TO MEET DEMAND

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ABOUT 4 000 METRES OF WATERMAINS ARE TO BE LAID FROM MAI PO TO PEK SHEK AU IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD ROADWORKS PROJECT.

THE 600-MILLI METRE DIAMETER MAIN TRUNK AND ITS DISTRIBUTION MAINS ARE NEEDED TO COPE WITH INCREASING DEMAND FROM EXISTING VILLAGES AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH WILL START IN AUGUST AND BE COMPLETED IN 18 MONTHS.

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS FOR QUEST

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IN CONNECTION WITH THE LOCAL FINAL OF THE MISS ASIA PAC Ir IC 1QR6 BE ING HELD IN THE VICINITY t)F STATUE SQUARE, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CENTRAL:

* CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT WILL BE EXTENDED TO OPERATE FROM 12 MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 10 (TUESDAY) TO 7 AM ON JUNE 12 (THURSDAY).

* THE METERED PARKING SPACES ON JACKSON ROAD WILL bE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DURING THt SAME PE.. IOD.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR SHA TIN BOAT RACES

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SAN MARTIN BRIDGE IN SHA TIN WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM TO 2 PM ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 11) FOR THE DRAGON BOAT RACES TO 3E HELD ON SHING MUN RIVER.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICULAR TRAFFIC CROSSING SHING MUN RIVER ON THE BRIDGE WILL BE DIVERTED TO LION BRIDGE AND BANYAN BRIDGE.

AS A RESULT OF THE CLOSURE, A NUMBER OF BUS AND GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES WILL BE DIVERTED. THESE ARE KMB ROUTES 48 (WO CHE TO TSUEN WAN FERRY)? 69 (CHOI YUEN TO YUEN CHAU KOK) ; 70 (SHEUNG SHU I TO JORDAN ROAD FERRY); 72A (TAI WAI TO TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE)’ 81K (SUN TIN WAI TO SUI WO COURT); AND 281 (BELAIR GARDENS TO SHA TIN CENTRAL); AND GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 65K (SIU LEK YUEN TO FO TAN KCR STATION).

IN ADDITION, THE SECTION OF CYCLE TRACK ALONG THE NORTHERN BANK OF SHING MUN RIVER BETWEEN SAN MARTIN BRIDGE AND BANYAN BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 7.30 AM TO 2 PM.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ACT OF FRIENDSHIP AT EXPO........................... 1

THE TREE THAT GAVE HONG KONG ITS NAME .............. 2

DB MEMBERS VISIT URBCO WONK SITES .................. 4

JOB SURVEY IN NORTH DISTRICT ....................... 4

REMINDER ON YEAR'S FIRST FLOATING HOLIDAY .........  5

CLINIC SERVICES DURING HOLIDAYS .................... 6

TUEN MUN ROAD WORKS CONTRACT AWARDED ............... 6

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS SAFETY OF ELDERLY PEDESTRIANS. 7

REGISTRATION REVOKED ............................... 8

GATHERING OF AREA COMMITTEE LUMBERS ...............  8

VISIT TO CHECK ON ODOUR COMPLAINTS ................. 8

TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES .............. 9

CAUSEWAY bay water CUT ............................ 10

WATER STORAGE FIGURE .............................. 10

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1986

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ACT OF FRIENDSHIP AT EXPO

* * *

A CEREMONY TO NAME THE OPEN SQUARE OF A 1986 WORLD EXPOSITION PLAZA .-/HERE HONG KONG AND SIX OTHER PAVILIONS ARE LOCATED AS THE +PLAZA OF THREE CONTINENTS* WAS HELD YESTERDAY (SUNDAY).

HONG KONG’S NEIGHBOURING PAVILIONS AT EXPO ’86 IN VANCOUVER ARE NORWAY, HUNGARY, BARBADOS, COSTA RICA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND AND NOVA SCOTIA. THE +PLAZA OF THREE CONTINENTS* SYMBOLISES THEIR FRIENDSHIP AND UNITY.

OFFICIATING AT THE NAMING CEREMONY WAS THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF EXPO ’86, MR PATRICK REID. ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES WERE PROVIDED BY VARIOUS PAVILIONS. THE PERFORMERS INCLUDED A STEEL BAND FROM BARBADOS AND GYPSY DANCERS AND MUSICIANS FROM HUNGARY. A CHINESE FOLK DANCE WAS PRESENTED BY HONG KONG.

ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY WAS A WARM-UP DRAGON BOAT RACE WITH THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE PAVILIONS, EXCEPT NOVA SCOTIA, AS DRUMMERS.

THE WINNER - NORWAY - WAS AWARDED A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE. HONG KONG CAME FOURTH IN THE RACE.

THE RACE WAS HELD AT FALSE CREEK WHICH IS ALSO THE VENUE OF THE FIRST VANCOUVER DRAGON BOAT RACES TO BE HELD ON JUNE 14 AND 15.

THIRTY TEAMS FROM VANCOUVER’S BUSINESS COMMUNITY, LOCAL SCHOOLS, ATHLETIC AND SERVICE ORGANISATIONS WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT WHICH WILL BE A HIGHLIGHT OF HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN EXPO ’86.

THEY WILL COMPETE FOR CUPS IN SIX CATEGORIES: THE SING TAO CUP, THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION CUP, THE MANDARIN HOTEL CUP, THE CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE CUP, THE EMPIRE STEVEDORING CUP AND THE HONG KONG BANK OF CANADA CUP (CHALLENGER CUP). THERE WILL ALSO BE A GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY, THE HONG KONG CATHAY PACIFIC CHAMPIONSHIP CUP.

THE GRAND CHAMPION WILL REPRESENT VANCOUVER IN THE 1986 HONG KONG DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL RACES.

TEAMS FROM 15 COUNTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL RACES TO BE HELD IN HONG KONG ON JUNE 21 AND 22.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE VANCOUVER DRAGON BOAT RACES, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL COMMITTEE, DR S.W. LEUNG, SAID THAT THE COMMITTEE WAS EXTREMELY PLEASED WITH THE ENTHUSIASM AND OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THIS TRADITIONAL CHINESE FESTIVE EVENT.

/HE NOTED .......

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HE NOTED THAT THE RACES HAD GENERATED ENORMOUS INTEREST AND SUPPORT FROM THE CANADIAN PUBLIC.

+DRAGON BOAT RACING IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE HONG KONG TRADITION AND WE ARE HAPPY THAT EXPO ’86 HAS ENABLED US TO INITIATE CANADA INTO THIS TRADITIONAL CHINESE SPORTING EVENT. WE ARE ALSO GRATEFUL TO THE HONG KONG PAVILION AND THE CORPORATE SPONSORS WHO DONATED SIX DRAGON BOATS FOR THE RACES,* HE ADDED.

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THE TREE THAT GAVE HONG KONG ITS NAME *****

much PVIDFNrF WAS DRAWN BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS TO PROVE THAT mNC KONG DERIVED ITS NAME FROM THE INCENSE TREE, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (CONSERVATION ANDCOUNTRYPARKS)OFTHEAGRICULTUR AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR K.C. IU, SAID THIS (MONDAY) EVENING.

SUCH EVIDENCE HE SAID, WAS DOCUMENTED IN A BOOK +HONG KONG AND ITS EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION BEFORE 1842+ BY THE LATE PROFESSOR LO HSIANG-LIN AND MADAM CHENG YUET-NGO.

SPEAKING AT A DINNER HOSTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE NEW TERRITORIES MR IU SAID THAT THE INCENSE TREE OR HEUNG TREE, A SPECIES NATIVE TO THE COASTAL AREAS OF GUANGDONG PROVINCE AND NORTHERN VIETNAM, WAS WIDELY CULTIVATED IN TON KUN AND SUN ON DISTRICTS IN THE PAST.

LOCALLY, PLACES LIKE LEK YUEN (SHA TIN) AND SHA LO WAN (LANTAU) USED TO BE THE MAIN GROWING AREAS.

WHEN HEUNG TREE REACHES A HEIGHT OF 20 FEET, CUTS CAN BE MADE ON THE LOWER TRUNK FOR SAP WHICH BECOMES +INCENSE+ WHEN SOLIDIF IED.

+IN THE PAST THE PRODUCE WAS HIGHLY VALUED-BY THE PEOPLE CF GUANGDONG, ZHEJIANG AND JIANGSU WHO USED LARGE QUANTITIES FOR INDOOR ’PERFUME’,+ MR IU SAID.

+1 OCALLY IT WAS COLLECTED BY AGENTS OF INCENSE MERCHANTS AND CONVEYED BY LAND TO THE ’INCENSE JETTY’ AT TSIM SHA TSUI FROM aHERE IT WAS TRANSPORTED BY JUNKS TO SHEK PAI WAN (NO* ABERDEEN) AND THEN TO CHINA, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND PLACES AS FAR AS ARABIA.

+ HFNCF SHEK PAI WAN WAS KNOWN AS ’ INCENSE HARBOUR OR FEONG KONG’'AND THE WHOLE ISLAND EVENTUALLY BECAME KNOWN AS ’HONG KONG’.+

/Mfi IU ...........

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 19bb

MR IU SAID THAT THERE WERE SEVERAL LEGENDS REGARDING THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME OF HONG KONG.

♦ONE IS BASED ON THE LEGENDARY FEMALE PIRATE NAMED 'HEUNG KU’ (AUNTY HEUNG) WHO TOOK THE ISLAND AS HER STRONGHOLD. THE SECOND RELATED TO A HILL ON HONG KONG ISLAND - HUNG HEUNG LO SHAN (RED INCENSE BURNER HILL) WHILE THE THIRD REFERRED TO A STREAM NEAR POKFU LAM WHICH PROVIDED A SOURCE OF 'FRESH AND FRAGRANT WATER’ TO PASSING SHIPS IN THE OLD DAYS.

♦HOWEVER, NONE OF THESE LEGENDS IS BACKED UP BY EVIDENCE,* HE SAID.

THE CULTIVATION AND TRADE IN INCENSE REACHED THE HEIGHT OF PROSPERITY DURING THE LATE MING DYNASTY (16TH CENTURY).

THE INDUSTRY SUFFERED A STUNNING BLOW DURING THE RE IGN OF EMPEROR HON HAI OF THE CHING DYNASTY (1662-1720 A.D.) WHEN THE MNCHUS ADOPTED A +SCORCHED EARTH STRATEGY* BY DESTROYING EVERYTHING WITHIN 50 LI (CHINESE MILES) OF THE COAST TO PREVENT POSSIBLE COUNTER-ATTACKS OF THE MING GENERAL CHENG SHING-KUNG FROM FORMOSA (NOW TAIWAN).

DESPITE THE DECLINE OF THE INDUSTRY, INCENSE TREES CONTINUED TO GROW AND IN HONG KONG, THEY USUALLY OCCURRED IN NATURAL WOODLAND ON LOWER HILL SLOPES AND IN FUNG SHU I WOODS BEHIND VILLAGES, NR IU SAID.

♦THE PUBLICATION IN 1959 OF PROF LO’S BOOK HAD GENERATED SOME LOCAL INTEREST IN INCENSE TREE. IN THE 196O’S AND 1970 S, =OTH THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL PLANTED A NUMBER OF SEEDLINGS OF THIS SPECIES ON HILL SLOPES AND IN PUBLIC GARDENS.

♦HOWEVER BECAUSE OF ITS SLOW-GROWING HABITS AND INCONSPICUOUS FLOWERS, IT HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO ATTRACT AS MUCH PUBLIC ATTENTION AS THE MORE FAST GROWING AND COLOURFUL TREES SUCH AS ACACIA, FLAME TREE AND BAUHINIA,+ HE ADDED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE TEXT OF MR lU’S SPEECH HAS BEEN BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1986

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D3 MEMBERS VISIT URBCO WORK SITES

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MEMBERS OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD TODAY (MONDAY) VISITED A NUMBER OF URBAN COUNCIL PROJECT SITES WHICH ARE INCLUDED IN THE COUNCIL’S FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT.

THE VISIT WAS AIMED AT GIVING BOARD MEMBERS A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROJECTS AND THEIR PRIORITY IN RELATION TO DISTRICT NEEDS, SO THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO SPEAK INFORMATIVELY ON THE SUBJECT AT A BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY (JUNE 12).

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SIMON LORD, AND URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS, MEMBERS TOURED 11 WORK AREAS IN SHEK 0, REPULSE BAY, WONG CHUK HANG, WONG NAI CHUNG, ABERDEEN, AP LEI CHAU AND WAH FU.

MOST OF THE SITES ARE PLANNED FOR EITHER ACTIVE OR PASSIVE SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL USES.

THEY INCLUDE THE REPULSE BAY BEACH CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION; THE WONG NAI CHUNG RESERVOIR PARK STAGES ONE AND TWO; RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND BEACH BUILDING AT SHEK 0; RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AT THE WONG CHUK HANG FRESH WATER SERVICE RESERVOIR AND AT THE OPEN SPACE NORTH OF WAH FU THE CYCLING PARK AT THE VELODROME SITE IN ABERDEEN; AND THE MINI-SOCCER PITCH AT SHAN MING STREET, AP LEI CHAU.

CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR JASPER LAM, SAID THE VISIT HAD PROVIDED BOARD MEMBERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PROJECT SITES AND TO OBTAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND USES.

JOB SURVEY IN NORTH DISTRICT * * * *

A SURVEY HAS BEGUN TO ESTABLISH THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN NORTH DISTRICT AND RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THIS MONTH, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

THE SURVEY, CONDUCTED BY THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD, WAS INITIATED IN RESPONSE TO GROWING CONCERN OVER THE LACK OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

/A WORKING

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1986

A WORKING GROUP COMPRISING MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT •MS SET UP IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

A TOTAL OF 400 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM EIGHT DIFFERENT AREAS, COMPRISING CHOI YUEN ESTATE, YUK PO COURT, CHOI PO COURT, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, SHEUNG SHU I TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA, TIN SUM TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA, LUEN WO HUI AND SHEK WU HUI.

QUESTIONNAIRES ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS, VIEWS ON JOB OPPORTUNITIES AND EMPLOYMENT PROSPECT IN THE DISTRICT, PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED AND THE REASONS FOR TAKING JOBS OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT WILL BE PUT TO THOSE SELECTED FOR THE SURVEY.

A TEAM OF STUDENTS FROM THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY WILL VISIT THE HOUSEHOLDS AND ASSIST‘THEM IN FILLING THE QUESTIONNAIRES, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ABOUT $13 000 WAS ALLOCATED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND RESULTS OF THE SURVEY WILL SERVE AS A POINTER ON THE EMPLOYMENT NEEDS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS AS WELL AS A GUIDELINE FOR THE PLANNING OF FUTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

REMINDER ON YEAR’S FIRST FLOATING HOLIDAY *****

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THE FIRST FLOATING HOLIDAY FOR THIS YEAR FALLS ON JUNE 16, THE MONDAY FOLLOWING THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY.

A SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, IF EMPLOYERS HAVE NOT ALREADY FIXED THE DATES OF'THE TWO FLOATING HOLIDAYS FOR THIS YEAR AND THEIR EMPLOYEES HAVE NOT REQUESTED THE HOLIDAYS BE ADDED TO THEIR PAID ANNUAL LEAVE, THE EMPLOYEES SHALL 3E GRANTED THE FIRST FLOATING HOLIDAY ON THE ABOVE DATE AND THE SECOND FLOATING HOLIDAY ON AUGUST 25, THE LAST MONDAY IN AUGUST.

HE SAID 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.

/♦HOLIDAY PAY .......

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+HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO AN EMPLOYEE’S EARNINGS ON A NORMAL WORKING DAY AND SHOULD INCLUDE BASIC WAGES AS WELL AS ALLOWANCES THAT CAN BE EXPRESSED IN MONEY TERMS SUCH AS MEALS AND COST OF LIVING ALLOWANCES,* 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 HOLIDAY.*

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE TO THE NEAREST BRANCH OFFICE OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

CLINIC SERVICES DURING HOLIDAYS * * * *

EIGHT GOVERNMENT OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WILL STAY OPEN ON JUNE 11 TUEN NG (DRAGON BOAT) FESTIVAL. JUNE 15 (SUNDAY) AND JUNE 16’(THE MONDAY FOLLOWING THE QUEENJS BIRTHDAY), BUT WILL EE CLOSED ON JUNE 14, THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY.

THEY WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 9 AM AND 1 PM.

THE EIGHT CLINICS ARE VIOLET PEEL POLYCLINIC AND SHAU KEI ■AN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC ON HONG KONG ISLAND'? KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE, ROBERT BLACK HEALTH CENTRE AND YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC IN KOWLOON? LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, YUEN i_ONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE AND SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

OTHER OUT-PATIENT AND EVENING CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED.

TUEN MUN ROAD WORKS CONTRACT AWARDED

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A $26.8 MILLION CONTRACT HAS BEEN AWARDED TO BUILD TWO ROADS NEAR CASTLE PEAK HOSPITAL TO SERVE THE HOSPITAL AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NORTH-WESTERN PART OF TUEN MUN.

THREE HECTARES OF LAND WILL ALSO BE FORMED ADJACENT TO THE ROADS TO PROVIDE SPACE FOR BUILDING A FOLKLORE MUSEUM, AN INDOOR RECREATIONAL CENTRE, A DIVISIONAL POLICE STATION, A SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AND LOCAL OPEN SPACE.

/A RETAINING .......

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1986

A RETAINING WALL AND ASSOCIATED STORM-WATER AND SEWAGE WATER DRAINS WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED.

OTHER WORK WILL INCLUDE FORMATION OF A TURNING LOOP FOR THE TUEN MUN LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM TO THE SOUTH OF YAU Ol ESTATE AND THE LRT RESERVE OPPOSITE SIU HONG COURT.

WORK ON THE PROJECT, WHICH STARTED IN MAY, WILL BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 22 MONTHS.

THE CONTRACT WAS AWARDED BY THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO CHINA CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORPORATION.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS SAFETY OF ELDERLY PEDESTRIANS

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THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE DISTRICT’S HIGH RATE OF FATAL ROAD ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ELDERLY PEDESTRIANS.

A STUDY CARRIED OUT LAST YEAR BY THE ROAD SAFETY AND STANDARD DIVISION OF TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAD SHOWED THAT THE DISTRICT REPORTED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PEDESTRIAN CASUALTIES.

THE COMMITTEE WILL REVIEW LAST YEAR’S PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS IM THE DISTRICT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE INFORMED ABOUT THE PROGRESS OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUBWAY IN NATHAN ROAD AT SOY STREET AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF TWO TEMPORARY COOKED-FOOD CENTRES IN SHANGHAI STREET TO PROVIDE 35 STALLS TO ACCOMMODATE ON-STREET HAWKERS IN THE VICINITY.

THE MEETING, WHICH IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED

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THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF CONTIGRAIN FINANCIAL LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY HAS BEEN REVOKED AT ITS OWN REQUEST UNDER SECTION 14(2) OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE.

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GATHERING OF AREA COMMITTEE MEMBERS * * * *

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE DISTRICT WILL MEET MEMBERS OF VARIOUS AREA COMMITTEES AT A GATHERING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) EVENING.

THE MEETING IS ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE TO ENABLE MEMBERS OF AREA COMMITTEES IN TSUEN WAN TO ACQUAINT THEMSELVES WITH DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS BEFORE THEY TAKE UP DUTIES IN THEIR NEW TERM OF OFFICE THIS YEAR.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ANGUS MIU, WILL ADDRESS THE GATHERING AND INTRODUCE DISTRICT AFFAIRS TO AREA COMMITTEES MEMBERS.

THE GATHERING WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM IN THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES HALL OF THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL IN TAI HO ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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VISIT TO CHECK ON ODOUR COMPLAINTS * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL PAY A VISIT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO A TOBACCO COMPANY IN QUARRY BAY WHICH Jas Seen the subject of several complaints of odour problem.

THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AT BOTH THE DISTRICT BOARD AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE AND F°LLOW-UP ACTIONS HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY THE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS CONCERNED.

/THE VISIT .......

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1986

THE VISIT WILL ENABLE MEMBERS TO GET A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPERATION OF THE COMPANY AND THE DE-ODOURING DEVICES WHICH HAVE BEEN INSTALLED TO REDUCE THE NUISANCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE VISIT. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE HONG KONG TOBACCO COMPANY LIMITED AT 865 KING’S ROAD, QUARRY BAY BY 2.30 PM TOMORROW.

TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR DRAGON BOAT RACES * * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN YAU MA TEI AND TAI PO ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 11) IN CONNECTION WITH THE DRAGON BOAT RACES THERE.

MAN CHEONG STREET IN YAU MA TEI WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 PM ON WEDNESDAY. TRAFFIC ON SOUTHBOUND FERRY STREET HEADING FOR JORDAN ROAD VEHICULAR FERRY PIER MAY USE FERRY STREET SOUTHBOUND, CANTON ROAD SOUTHBOUND, JORDAN ROAD FERRY CONCOURSE AND CANTON ROAD NORTHBOUND.

TRAFFIC ON WESTBOUND SAIGON STREET HEADING FOR JORDAN ROAD VEHICULAR FERRY PIER MAY USE CANTON ROAD NORTHBOUND, KANSU STREET WESTBOUND, FERRY STREET SOUTHBOUND, CANTON ROAD SOUTHBOUND, JORDAN ROAD FERRY CONCOURSE AND CANTON ROAD NORTHBOUND.

MEANWHILE, THE METERED PARKING SPACES AT MAN CHEONG STREET AND THE PUBLIC CAR PARK ADJACENT TO THE JORDAN ROAD VEHICULAR FERRY PIER WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM ON THE SAME DAY.

IN TAI PO, BETWEEN 7.30 AM AND 2 PM ON WEDNESDAY, DAI SHING STREET AND THE SECTION OF DAI FAT STREET SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH DAI CHEONG STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

KCR SERVICE AND SERVICES ON KMB ROUTE 72K PLYING BETWEEN TAI PO KCR STATION AND TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE WILL BE INCREASED.

CYCLISTS WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE.

AS TRAFFIC CONGESTION MAY OCCUR ALONG TING KOK ROAD NEAR THE TAI PO INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

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CAUSEWAY BAY WATER CUT * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 12) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD, CAROLINE HILL ROAD, LINK ROAD, LEIGHTON ROAD, HAVEN STREET, PENNINGTON STREET, HYSAN AVENUE, YUN PING ROAD, SUNNING ROAD, HOI PING ROAD AND IRVING STREET.

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 49.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 288.572 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 327.084 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 55.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

QUALITY COUNTS FOP PLASTICS CONSUMERS ............. 1

DISTRICT BOARD TO DISCUSS MEDICAL SERVICES ........ 4

YAU HA TEI DB TO MEET THURSDAY, FRIDAY ............ 5

STUDENTS LaARN ABOUT OCCUPATIONS .................. 6

MEET THE MEDIA .................................... 6

REGISTRATION REVOICED ............................. 6

ABERDEEN DRAGON BOAT RACES ........................ 7

NEW CLEAN-UP ON SHING MUN RIVER ................... 7

EMERGENCY REPAIRS TO CLEAR WaTER BAY ROaD ......... 8

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC aRR^NGaIIENTS IN CENTRAL ........ 8

SPEED LIMIT IN SAI KUNG REDUCED ................... 9

CASTLE PEAK ROAD, AUSTIN AVENUE TRAFFIC CHANGES ... 10

SAI WAN TERRACE ROAD CHANGE........................ 10

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QUALITY COUNTS FOR PLASTICS CONSUMERS * * * X

A $1.8 MILLION STUDY WHICH LOOKS AT HONG KONG’S PLASTICS CONVERSION INDUSTRY HAS FOUND THAT OVERSEAS CONSUMERS ARE INCREASINGLY ATTRACTED BY QUALITY GOODS RATHER THAN LOW PRICES.

THE STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT WAS PUBLISHED TODAY (TUESDAY).

TAKING ALMOST A YEAR TO COMPLETE, THE STUDY WAS CARRIED OUT BY SRI INTERNATIONAL. AN AMERICAN CONSULTANCY FIRM, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL.

THE STUDY,'THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF MARKET RESEARCH AND TECHNO-ECONOMIC ANALYSES OF THE MAJOR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, BEGAN IN APRIL LAST YEAR AND WAS COMPLETED IN MARCH.

THE CONSULTANTS FOUND THAT *A TREND COMMON TO HONG KONG’S MAJOR MARKETS IS THAT QUALITY IS INCREASINGLY BEING GIVEN GREATER IMPORTANCE THAN PRICE.*

♦CONSUMERS IN THESE MARKETS ARE AGEING AND BECOMING MORE AFFLUENT, AND ARE BECOMING MORE DEMANDING IN TERMS OF PRODUCT SAFETY AND RELIABILITY, FORM, FUNCTIONS AND IMAGE,* THE REPORT SAID.

AGAINST THIS BACKGROUND, THE REPORT URGED PLASTICS MANUFACTURERS TO STRENGTHEN THEIR TECHNOLOGICAL BASE SO THAT THE INDUSTRY CAN MOVE UP-MARKET AND DIVERSIFY TO HIGH VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS.

THE STUDY CONCLUDED THAT HONG KONG’S PLASTICS INDUSTRY IS +A VERY SUCCESSFUL INDUSTRY* BY ALL MEASURES.

ALMOST 7 000 FIRMS EMPLOY MORE ThXn 10 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S INDUSTRIAL POPULATION TO PRODUCE PRODUCTS RANGING FROM THE SIMPLE TO THE COMPLEX.

PLASTICS RANK THIRD IN HONG KONG’S "MANUFACTURED PRODUCT EXPORTS AND HONG KONG IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST TOY EXPORTER, A MARKET DOMINATED BY PLASTICS.

BUT ALTHOUGH THE INDUSTRY IS STRONG, THE CONSULTANTS WARNED THAT IT FACES PROBLEMS THAT HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE COMING YEARS IF THE INDUSTRY IS TO KEEP PACE WITH ITS COMPETITORS.

PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED IN THE STUDY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: THE GENERAL TECHNICAL LEVEL IS LOW EQUIPMENT QUALITY AND MAINTENANCE ARE POOR MOULD QUALITY IS POOR QUALITY CONTROL IS POOR PRODUCT AND RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IS ALMOST NONEXISTENT.

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+IN FACT MANY OF THESE PROBLEMS ARE AND HAVE FOR SOMtTkc BEEN RECOGNISED AND SOME OF THEM ARE BEING ACTED UPON,+ THE REPORT SAID.

ON THE OTHER HAND, HONG KONG’S PLASTICS INDUSTRY HAS PROSPERED BECAUSE IT HAS SEVERAL COMPENSATING ADVANTAGES, THE STUDY SAID.

THESE INCLUDE INDUSTRIOUS.SKILLED AND FLEXIBLE INDUSTRI ALISTS AND WORKERS- A MINIMALLY REGULATED, oUPPORT IVE IN^-AST. .UCTJRE PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT- AND LOW-COST RAW MATERIALS AND PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, AND A LOW TAX BURDEN.

THC STUDY WAS AIMED AT IDENTIFYING THE FACTORS THAT ARE INHIBITING THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY AND TO RECOMMEND MEASURES TO OVERCOME THESE CONSTRAINTS.

THE REPORT MAKES NINE RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW THE INDUSTRY’S GROWTH WIGHT BE ENHANCED.

THE STUDY WAS SUBMITTED TO THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD (IDB) CHAIRED BY THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY LAST MONTH.

Apycp CONSIDERING THE RECOMMENDATIONS, THE BOARD CONCLUDED THAT A SPECIAL SUB-COMMITTEE OF THE IDB’S GENERAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE SHOULD BE SET UP UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG, TO EXAMINE THE PROPOSALS IN GREAiEn DETA IL.

THE MEW SUB-COMM-ITTEE WILL SOON BE FORMED AND ITS FINDINGS REPORTED BACK TO THE IDB BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

IN ITS STUDY OF THE PLASTICS CONVERSION INDUSTRY, THE CONSULTANTS CARRIED OUT AN ANALYSIS OF THE INDUSTRY, PRODUu. RANGE HONG KONG’S OVERSEAS MARKETS, AND THE SUPPORT FAC ILI i 11o THAT ARE PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS.

THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INDUSTRY IDENTIFIED BY THE CONSULTANTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

> PLASTICS WAS THE THIRD LARGEST EXPORT EARNER IN 1984 TEXTILES AND GARMENTS AND ELECTRONICS. IN THA>

YEAR THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AT $13 BILL ION REPRESENTED 9.4 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS.

W °RINCIPAL EXPORT ITEMS IN 1984 INCLUDED TOYS AND

DOLLS (64 PEP CENT), HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS, TRAVEL GOODS AND HANDBAGS, PACKAGING PRODUCTS, PLASTIC RAW MATERIALS, FOOTWEAR AND SLIPPERS, FLOWERS, PLASTIC CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES, AND TILES AND FLOORING.

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* I a 1985. THE USA WAS THE LARGEST EXPORT MARKET --'.1 p£r cent), FOLLOWED by the united kingdom ;6.6 PER CENT), AUSTRALIA (4.6 PER CENT), THE •-jERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY (4.5 PER CENT), CANADA

.-.2 PER CENT) AND ITALY (l.o PER CENT).

- NOT ALL PLASTIC PRODUCTS WERE FOR EXPORT. LOCAL DEMAND WAS HEALTHV FOR HOUSEHOLD UTENSILS AND SUCH HARDWARE PRODUCTS AS PIPES FOR WATER TRANSMISSION AND POLYETHYLENE FILM AND BAGS -OR THE PACKAGING OF GARMENTS AND FOOD PRODUCTS.

* THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC PRODUCTION IN 1983 OF ALL ITEMS IDENTIFIABLE UNDER THE CATEGORY OF PLASTIC PRODUCTS STOOD AT $10.58 BILLION.

THE REPORT MAKES NINE RECOMMENDATIONS, THREE OF WHICH RELATE SPECIFICALLY TO THE PLASTICS CONVERSION INDUSTRY WHILE THE REST ALSO HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ENTIRE MANUFACTURING SECTOR.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE AS FOLuOwS:

* DROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS SHOULD FOSTER THE APPLICATION OF UP-TO-DATE TECHNOLOGY BY THE PLASTICS CONVERSION INDUSTRY.

* NEW MATERIALS, NEW PROCESSING METHODS AND NEW ’RODUCTION CONTROL TECHNIQUES ARE MOST APPROPRIATELY AND EFFECTIVELY INTRODUCED THROUGH THE TERTIARY EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS.

4 A PLASTICS AND INDUSTRY DESIGN FACILITY SHOULD BE SET UP TO ASSIST THE INDUSTRY IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY, BUSINESS SKILLS AND TO PROVIDE ADVANCED TRAINING.

4 THF TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (TDC) SHOULD UNDERTAKE AN INDUSTRIAL MARKETING PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE USEFUL TECHNOLOGY TO THE ’LAST ICS INDUSTRY.

4 THE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION DIVISION OF THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT SHOULD TAKE A MORE ACTIVE APPROACH tc ENCOURAGE OVERSEAS INVESTMENT INTO HONG KONG.

4 AN INDUSTRIAL TARGETTING COMMITTEE TO BE SET UP TO CO-ORDINATE EFFORTS BETwEEN THE TDC AND THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT SO AS TO AVOID OVERLAPPING.

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THE ESTABLISHMENT OFA HCNG KONG INDUSTR1 AL LOAN FUND TO PROVIDE LOANS iO MANUFACTURER .

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INCREASE THE depreciation allowance FOR eHpMENT 'ROM THE PRESENT TOO PER CENT PER CENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A SUMMARY OF THE REPORT WILL BE BOXED FOR

PRODUCTIVE TO 125

COLLECTION.

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DISTRICT BOARD TO DISCUSS MEDICAL SERVICES H

medical services and ways to TACKLE the tr^problem^ ^RI??GBJRARD™E?liis ON ^THURSDAY (JUNE 12).

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TR I AD PROBLEM.

SENIOR ASSISTANT DIRECTOR<01' MEDICALAND ^ALTH^ERV ICES, ,-R T.Y. CHAU, AND PhJ.^ pAL ASSISTANT ^h^^)NG 0N THE MEDICAL aELFARE, MR ALFRED TSU I WILL AT TEND THE MEET CLEMENT MAK, n.lL attend the

MEETING ON THE TRIAD DOCUMENT.

THE BOARD WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE F IVt-YEAF ^^^^lLECT I J 1 CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME, AND THE LOCATIO.. Ot , tit

POINT IN ABERDEEN.

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THE BOARD IS BEING CONSULTED ON WHETHER THE EXISTING COLLECTION POINT AT TSUNG MAN STREET SHOULD BE REDEVELOPED AND IMPROVED, OR A REPLACEMENT BE BUILT NEAR THE JUNCTION OF ABERDEEN RESERVOIR ROAD AND ABERDEEN MAIN ROAD.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE NEED OF A SOUTHERN DISTRICT SONG, AND REPORTS ON MEETINGS OF THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE, DISTRICT BOARD’S FIVE COMMITTEES, AND AREA COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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

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YAU MA TEI DB TO MEET THURSDAY, FRIDAY

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THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE MEETING TWICE THIS WEEK TO DISCUSS A NUMBER OF ISSUES.

AT ITS REGULAR MEETING ON THURSDAY (JUNE 12), BOARD MEMBERS_ WILL GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE DOCUMENT +OPTIONS FOR CHANGES IN The. LAW AND IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW TO COUNTER THE TRIAD PROBLEM*.

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE DRAFT YAU MA TEI OUTLINE ZONING PLAN Safety MEASURES OF THE DAYA BAY POWER STATION AND LEGISLATION REGARDING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS TO PRIVATE BUILDINGS.

ON FRIDAY (JUNE 13), THE BOARD HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALo AND THE FIVE-YEAR URBAN COUNCIL CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME.

INFORMATION PAPERS ON ROAD OPEN INGS,,_SLOPE SAFETY AND PROGRESS REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES WILL ALSO BE TABLED AT THE • lEtTING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

ROOM OF YAU

PLEASE

BE AVAILABLE

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO RF HELD ON THURSDAY AT 2 PM AND THE SPECIAL MEETING ON FRIDAY AT ?3§ AM BOTH MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE nr va.i MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD NOTE THAT SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE WILL NOT FOR FRIDAY’S SPECIAL MEETING.

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MORE THAN 700 STUDENTS FROV 23 SECONDARY SCHOOLS HAVE COMPLETED A MONTH-LONG WORK ORIENTATION PROGRAMME ORGANISED BY TH- LABOU.> DEPARTMENT.

THE PROGRAMME AIMED AT PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH FIRST-HAND INFORMATION ON VARIOUS OCCUPATIONS AND A CHANC- TO Stt rOR , Hti'.StLvc.w ^"ACTUAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT. IT INCLUDED VISITS TO TELEVISION Ind RADIO STATIONS, HOTELS, FACTORIES, VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRES

AND

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THE STUDENTS FOUND THE

PROGRAMME INFORMATIVE AND USEFUL.

tCACHERS WHO WENT ON THE VISITS COMMENTED THAT EXPOSURE TO AN INDUSTRI A' OR OTHFR R-AL-LIFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT WOULD HELP < SnTS TO BROADEN THEIR HORIZON AND TO DEVELOP A MOPE REALISED UNDERSTANDING OP THE WORKING WORLD.

MEET THE MEDIA * * *

NHFI GLEESON. WILL MEET THE MED I * IN THE GIS PR^SS CONFERENCE ROOM,

THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, MR

CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED * * *

the COMMISSIONER 2^REP2^I;?fK'wlTEDP!s'ASDEP0SIT-T’KllitT SUS'XmS SvowS^T its wn request under section i«?) CF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES CRD!1'' \Cl.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1936

ABERDEEN DRAGON BOAT RACES * * * *

THE ABERDEEN DRAGON BOAT RACES WILL BE HELD ALONG A CHANNEL CFF the ABERDEEN WATERFRONT FROM 9.30 AM TO 4.30 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY;.

FORTY-TWO TEAMS WILL PARTICIPATE IN

, _ , -...- ... THE RACES WHICH ARE DIVIDED

INTO LARGE DRAGON BOATS AND MEDIUM DRAGON BOATS DIVISIONS.

THE COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES, MAJOR-GENERAL TONY BOAM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE-PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT 4.15 PM.

THE ABERDEEN DRAGON BOAT RACES ARE ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE 1986 ABERDEEN DRAGON BOAT RACES ORGANISING COMMITTEE, THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE to EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE RACES.

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NEW CLEAN-UP ON SHING MUN RIVER * * * *

THE SHING MUN RIVER WHICH FLOWS THROUGH SHA TIN WILL SHORTLY RECEIVE FURTHER ATTENTION FROM THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT WHICH IS TO SPEND SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS ON MAINTENANCE AND DREDGING WORK ON THE RIVER’S UPPER REACHES.

LAST YEAR $2.5 MILLION WAS SPENT ON DREDGING 900 METRES OF THE RIVER BETWEEN THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY BRIDGE AND SAN MARTIN ERIDGE.

NOW THE DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR AN EVEN BIGGER CLEAN-UP WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN AUGUST AND BE COMPLETED IN 12 MONTHS.

IT WILL COVER DREDGING ALONG SEVERAL SECTIONS BETWEEN CHE KUNG MIU AND SAN MARTIN BRIDGE; THE SECTION OF THE FO TAN NULLAH DOWNSTREAM FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH TAI PO ROAD; THE SECTION OF THE SIU LEK YUEN NULLAH DOWNSTREAM FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SHa TIN WAI ROAD; AND THE SECTION OF THE RIVER NEAR THE FO TAN AND SIU LEK YUEN NULLAHS.

THE REMOVAL OF SILT WILL MEAN THAT THE RIVERBED WILL REMAIN SUBMERGED EVEN AT LOW TIDE. IT WILL IMPROVE THE GENERAL ENVIRONMENT AND UPGRADE THE RIVER AS AN AREA FOR AQUATIC ACTIVITY.

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l ERGENCY REPAIRS TO CLEAR WATER 3AY ROmD

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IMPLEMENTED ON CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD IN CONNECTION WITH EMERGENCY ROAD REPAIR WORKS WILL CONTINUE FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS. THEY ARE:

* CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD SECTION BETWEEN uAT’S INCLINE AND FEI NGO SHAN ROAD IS CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC-;

* CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD SECTION BETWEEN JAT’S INCLINE AND FUNG SHING STREET IS REROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND>

* TRAFFIC TO AND FROM THE NEW TERRITORIES IS DIVERTED TO USE MEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD; AND

* KMB BUS ROUTES 90, 91 91M AND 92 AND NEW TERRITORIES GREEN

■1 IN IBUS ROUTE 1 ARE DIVERTED VIA NEW CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD.

THE EMERGENCY ROAD WORKS WERE NECESSITATED BY LAST FRIDAY’S RAINSTORM.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CENTRAL

*****

TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CENTRAL:

* THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL FROM THF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BUILDING TO QUEENSWAY AT ITS JUNCTION WITH MURRAY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DA I Lv FRO"; 8 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING ON JUNE 13, 17 AND 18.

AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CHATER ROAD AND MURRAY ROAD TO REJOIN QUEENSWAY.

* THP EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF QUEENSWAY FROM ITS WESTERN JUNCTION WITH COTTON TREE DRIVE TO ADMIRALTY GARDEN WILL ac CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY FROM 8 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY ON JUNE 14 AND 15.

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VEHICLES ON EASTBOUND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA REDDER STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, HARCOURT ROAD AND COTTON TREE DRIVE SLIP ROAD TO REJOIN QUEENSWAY. THOSE ON SOUTHBOUND MURRAY ROAD WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIA WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, PEDDER STREET, EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL, HARCOURT ROAD AND COTTON TREE DRIVE SLIP ROAD TO REJOIN QUEENSWAY.

CMB ROUTE 23B ON GARDEN ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE DIVERTED VIA QUEENSWAY BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE I NG. CROSS HARBOUR ROUTE 103 ON ITS JOURNEY TO POKFIELD ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA HARCOURT ROAD AND COTTON TREE DRIVE SLIP ROAD BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE I NG.

SPEED LIMIT IN SAI KUNG REDUCED *****

THE SPEED LIMIT IN A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTIONS IN SAI KUNG WILL EE REDUCED FROM THE EXISTING 70 KILOMETRES PER HOUR TO 50 KILOMETRE;. PER HOUR STARTING 10 AM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 12).

THESE SECTIONS ARE:

* THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HIRAM’S HIGHWAY TO A POINT ABOUT 250 METRES NORTHWEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

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CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HIRAM’S HIGHWAY l0 A POINT ABOUT 150 METRES SOUTHEAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

HIRAM’S HIGHWAY FROM TO A POINT ABOUT 1.2

ITS JUNCTION WITH CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD KILOMETRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

*

TAI MONG TSAI ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 2.4 KILOMETRES EAST OF THE JUNCTION WITH SAI SHA ROAD TO THE JUNCTION OF TAI MONG TSAI ROAD WITH SAI KUNG SAI WAN ROAD;

* PAK TAM ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH TAI MONG TSAI ROAD TO WONG SHEK PIER-; AND

* HOI HA ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH PAK TAM ROAD TO HOI HA.

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CASTLE PEAK ROAD, AUSTIN AVENUE TRAFFIC CHANGES *****

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (JUNE 13) TO FACILITATE ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORKS.

THE SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD NEAR KWU TUNG WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED TO A NErt ROAD PARALLEL TO THE CLOSED SECTION OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

MEANWHILE- KMB ROUTE 76K WILL BE DIVERTED TO OPERATE ALONG THIS NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED ROAD.

WITH EFFECT FROM THE SAME TIME, AUSTIN AVENUE BETWEEN CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH AND KIMBERLEY ROAD WILL BE REROUTED FROM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND. THE MOVE IS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW ON CHATHAM COURT AND NORTHBOUND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH.

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SAI WAN TERRACE ROAD CHANGE *****

IN CONNECTION WITH THE KING’S ROAD REALIGNMENT PROJECT, THE EXISTING ACCESS ROAD LEADING FROM KING’S ROAD TO SAI WAN TERRACE KlL BE CLOSED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (JUNE 13). AT THE SAME TIME A NEW ACCESS ROAD LEADING FROM KORNHILL INTERNAL ROADS TO SAI WAN TERRACE WILL BE OPEN.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES HEADING FOR SAI WAN TERRACE WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIa’tHE KORNHILL LINK ROAD OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR OR GRIEG ROAD TO ENTER THE INTERNAL ROADS OF KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT AND SAI WAN TERRACE.

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FIRE PROTECTION FOR SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX ......... 1

DEPOT SITE AVAILABLE IN TSUEN WAN.................. 1

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN WAN CHAI . ............. 2

HEAVY VEHICeE BAN IN CENTRAL, WESTERN ............. 3

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1936

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FIRE PROTECTION FOR SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX * * * * *

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A $672 3'33 CONTRACT TO SUPPuY AND INSTALL A FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM FOR THE SWIMMING POOL, MARKET COMPLEX AND LOCAL OPEN SPACE IN TSUEN WAN.

WORK HAS STARTED ON THE INSTALLATION AND WILL EE FINISHED IN MARCH 1988, AT THE SAME TIME AS THE COMPLEX, WHICH IS BEING BUILT AT THE JUNCTION OF ON YAT STREET AND TSUEN KING CIRCUIT.

FACILITIES AT THE SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX WILL INCLUDE A MAIN POOL, A PADDLING POOL, A WATER FEATURE POOL, A TEACHING-TRAINING POOL' CHANGING -ROOMS AND A CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA.

THE MARKET COMPLEX WILL BE A FOUR-STOREY BUILDING ADJACENT TO THE SWIMMING POOL.

IT WILL ACCOMMODATE 47 STALLS AND 253 MINI-STALLS, TWO RESTAURANTS AND A ROOFTOP GARDEN.

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DEPOT SITE AVAILABLE IN TSUEN WAN *****

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS OFFERING A SITE FOR A CONTRACTOR’S DEPOT IN TSUEN WAN.

THE SITE, MEASURING 1 650 SQUARE-METRES AT SAI LAU KOK ROAD, AREA 6, TSUEN WAN, IS FOR A CONTRACTOR’S DEPOT AND TEMPORARY OFFICE FOR STORAGE OF GOODS, EXCLUDING CONTAINERS.

THE ERECTION OF A TEMPORARY SHOWROOM FOR DISPLAYING A TENANT’S GOODS OR SERVICE PRODUCTS WILL BE PERMITTED.

THE TENANCY IS FOR SIX MONTHS, AND RENEWABLE MONTHLY AFTER THAT.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON JUNE 27.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN WAN CHAI

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WAN SHING STREET IN WAN CHAI AND THE UNNAMED ROAD CONNECTING WAN SHING STREET AND HUNG HING ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, EXCEPT FOR ACCESS TO THE HONG KONG AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION, FROM 12 MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY (JUNE 13) TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING. THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE AT WAN SHING STREET.

VEHICLES ON HUNG HING ROAD HEADING FOR ROYAL HONG KONG YACHT CLUE AND POLICE OFFICERS’ CLUB WILL BE DIVERTED VIA THE SECTION OF HUNG HING ROAD SOUTH OF THE EXIT OF THE CARGO HANDLING BASIN WHICH WILL REOPEN TO TRAFFIC TEMPORARILY DURING THE ROAD CLOSURE.

IN ADDITION, TO FACILITATE THE CABLE DUCTING WORK FOR THE INSTALLATION OF TRAFFIC LIGHT SIGNALS AT THE JUNCTION OF MARSH ROAD AND LOCKHART ROAD, THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS IN WAN CHAI WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC:

* THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF MARSH ROAD BETWEEN' LOCKHART ROAD AND JAFFE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED BETWEEN 8 PM ON SATURDAY (JUNE 14) AND 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY. DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON MARSH ROAD NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA LOCKHART ROAD AND TONNOCHY ROAD.

* THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF MARSH ROAD FLYOVER WILL ALSO BE CLOSED FROM 8 PM ON SATURDAY TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING. VEHICLES ON MARSH ROAD NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR WAN CHAI RECLAMATION AND THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA LOCKHART ROAD, FLEMING ROAD FLYOVER, FLEMING ROAD SOUTHBOUND AND GLOUCESTER ROAD.

* THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF MARSH ROAD BETWEEN JAFFE ROAD AND LOCKHART ROAD WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8 PM ON SUNDAY (JUNE 15) TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING, DURING WHICH VEHICLES ON INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIA STEWART ROAD TO JOIN LOCKHART ROAD.

* ALSO FROM 8 PM ON SUNDAY TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGES OF MARSH ROAD FLYOVER WIL! -E CLOSED. VEHICLES ON HUNG HING ROAD HEADING FOR LOCKHART ROAD a ILL BE DIVERTED VIA HUNG HING ROAD, TONNOCHY ROA., HARBOUR ROAD AND FLEMING ROAD FLYOVER.

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HEAVY VEHICLE BAN * *

IN CENTRAL, WESTERN * * *

VEHICLE EXCEEDING 5.5 TONNES

FROM SATURDAY (JUNE 14), NO GROSS WILL BE ALLOWED TO MAKE A . -----

NORTHBOUND INTO COTTON TREE DRIVE FLYOVER DAILY BETWEEN

U-TURN FROM COTTON TREE

DRIVE

8 PM

AND 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

THE MEASURE, WHICH WILL LAST FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS FACILITATE ROAD WORK.

IS TO

AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO HARCOURT ROAD WESTBOUND, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WESTBOUND, PEDDER STREET AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL EASTBOUND TO REJOIN COTTON TREE DRIVE FLYOVER.

AT THE SAME TIME, CMB ROUTE WM ON ITS JOURNEY TO WAH FU WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO QUEENSWAY, TAMAR STREET AND HARCOURT ROAD TO REJOIN COTTON TREE DRIVE FLYOVER BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTEING.

MEANWHILE, FROM 8 AM ON SATURDAY, VEHICLES EXCEEDING THREE TONNES GROSS 0^1 WESTBOUND DES VOEUX r6aD WEST WILL BE BANNED FROM TURNING LEFT INTO WHITTY STREET FOR ABOUT THREE DAYS.

THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE ROAD WORK. AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO WESTERN STREET TO REJOIN QUEEN’S ROAD WEST.

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SPaCIAL COMHITTaa TO DaAL WITH HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS ......................................

RECIPE FOR INDUSTRIAL SUCCESS ........................ 2

STORAGE, FINANCING, BUSINaSS SaRVLCaS SURVaY RaSULTS OUT ........................................   3

WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO HARK QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY . 8 WARNING ON USE OF OXY-ACETYLENE E^ULtTlENT........ 9 holiday hail ..................................... 10 FOCUS ON COUNCIL'S CaPIT^L WORKS PROGRAMME........ 11 TRAFFIC MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED....................................... 11 DEVaLOPHaNT and HOUSING COMMITTEE ILaETS ............................. 12 SPEaDPOST SERVICE EXTaNDED IN CHINA ................................... 12 FOOTBRIDGES TO TUEN MUN TOwN P.J?K BEING BUILT......................... 1? ROAD CLOSED IN WAN CHxiI FOR CABLE-LAYING............................... 1J

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SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO DEAL WITH HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS *****

THE GOVERNMENT WILL SOON SET UP A COMMITTEE ESPECIALLY TO DEAL WITH THE SITING OF HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS AND TO DEAL WITH ANY MATTER ARISING FROM EXISTING HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER ATTENDING THE 1OTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF DOW CHEMICAL PACIFIC LTD’S POLYSTYRENE PLANT ON TSING Yl ISLAND, SIR DAVID SAID IT WOULD BE A STANDING COMMITTEE OF TECHNICAL EXPERTS UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS' AND WORKS.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD TO LEARN FROM HISTORY AND THE LESSONS OF THE PAST — +AND NATURALLY FOR THE SITING OF ANY NEW PLANTS WE SHOULD LEARN FROM THESE LESSONS AND SITE PLANTS WITH GREAT CARE.*

THE GOVERNMENT HAD NOT TURNED DOWN ANY RECOMMENDATIONS PUT FORWARD BY CONSULTANTS. + IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF TURNING ANYTHING DOWN. IT’S RATHER A QUESTION OF LOOKING AHEAD TO THE FUTURE AND THE FUTURE SITING OF INSTALLATIONS AND WHEREVER POSSIBLE UPGRADING THE SAFETY OF OUR EXISTING INSTALLATIONS,* HE SAID.

+WHAT WE’VE HAD TO DO IS TO ENSURE THAT ALL EXISTING PLANTS ARf MAINTAINED TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS AND WHEN NEW STANDARDS ARE INTRODUCED AND NEW TECHNIQUES ARE INTRODUCED, WE SHOULD INTRODUCE THESE INTO HONG KONG.*

ON THE NEED TO SET UP A COMMITTEE WITH LEGAL POWERS TO DEAL WITH HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS, SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG ALREADY HAD A GREAT MANY LEGAL POWERS IN VARIOUS PIECES OF LEGISLATION TO CONTROL THE OPERATION OF SUCH INSTALLATIONS.

+WE DON’T NEED ONE GREAT PIECE OF OMNIBUS LEGISLATION,* HE SAID. +WE NEED TO GET ON WITH THE JOB OF ENSURING THAT PLANTS ARE OPERATED AND INSTALLED SAFELY.*

SIR DAVID DISAGREED WITH A SUGGESTION THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS UNDER PRESSURE FROM BIG BUSINESS TO LOWER SAFETY STANDARDS FOR SUCH PLANTS.

+FAR FROM IT,* HE SAID. +1 FIND THAT BUSINESS IN HONG KONG IS VERY CONSCIOUS OF ITS RESPONSIBILITY TO THE COMMUNITY, AND IN MANY CASES, INSTALLS MEASURES WHICH ARE AHEAD OF THE SAFETY REGULATIONS.*

ASKED WHETHER +COST WAS A FACTOR IN IGNORING SOME OF THE EXPERTS’ RECOMMENDATIONS*. THE CHIEF SECRETARY POINTED OUT THAT PRACTICALITY WAS THE POINT.

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AND IF YOU LOOK AT INSTALLATIONS ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD, YOU’LL FIND SIMILAR SORTS OF SITUATIONS IN EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD,* HE SAID.

ON THE SAFETY OF EXISTING PLANTS, SIR DAVID POINTED OUT THAT THE MOBIL INSTALLATION ON TSING Yl ISLAND WAS A CASE IN POINT.

* IN THAT INSTALLATION, THE OPERATORS OF THE INSTALLATION THEMSELVES HAVE INSTALLED A NUMBER OF NEW FEATURES IN THE PLANT WHICH ADD TO THE SAFETY OF THAT PLANT.

* THIS IS WHAT I MEAN,* HE SAID. +WHEN THERE IS NEW TECHNOLOGY, A NEW DEVICE, THEN WHAT WE WANT TO SEE IS OUR OPERATORS INSTALLING THOSE DEVICES, AND I’M QUITE SATISFIED THAT THEY ARE IN FACT POING THIS.

+THEY ARE VERY CONSCIOUS OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE COMMUN ITY.+

+AND IF YOU NOTICE IN THIS PLANT TODAY. IF YOU LISTEN TO PR GOODCHILD’S (COLIN GOODCHILD, PRESIDENT OF DOW CHEMICAL PACIFIC LTD) SPEECH, THIS PLANT HAS NOW OPERATED FOR ONE MILLION HOURS WITHOUT ONE HOUR OF DOWN TIME BECAUSE OF INJURY OR ACCIDENT.

+ NOW THAT IS REMARKABLE, NOT ONE HOUR OF DOWN TIME IN A MILLION HOURS.*

IN REPLY TO ANOTHER QUESTION, SIR DAVID SAID HE DOUBTED IF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CONSULTANTS ON HAZARDOUS INSTALLATIONS WOULD BE MADE PUBLIC BECAUSE THEY CONTAINED A LOT OF PRIVATE COMMERCIAL INFORMATION.

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THE +PARTNERSHIP+ BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY WILL CONTINUE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN EXPANDING HONG KONG’S TRADE AND INDUSTRY IF ™o!e Involved remain alert to new opportunities, new technology Ind NEW MACHINERY, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

ctp nAVID WAS SPEAKING AT A CELEBRATION MARKING THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DOW CHEMICAL PACIFIC LIMITED’S POLYSTYRENE PLANT ON TSING Yl.

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HE DESCRIBED THE ESSENTIAL AND POSITIVE SUPPORT ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR AS BEING TO PROVIDE THE LAND, THE INFRASTRUCTURE, AN EFFICIENT TRANSPORT SYSTEM, AND AN EDUCATED AND SKILLED WORKFORCE.

THE GOVERNMENT ALSO HELPED TO UPGRADE MANAGEMENT AND TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, ASSISTED AND ENCOURAGED RESEARCH, AND AIDED THE MARKETING OF PRODUCTS OVERSEAS.

HE ADDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT-COMMISSIONED STUDY OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY, JUST PUBLISHED, SHOULD PROVIDE VALUABLE INFORMATION ON THE WAY AHEAD.

SIR DAVID PRAISED THE DOW COMPANY FOR ITS IMAGINATION AND FORESIGHT IN DECIDING TO INVEST IN THE TSING Yl POLYSTYRENE PLANT, WHICH NOW PROVIDED HONG KONG INDUSTRY WITH 40 PER CENT OF ITS NEEDS AND IN ADDITION EXPORTED A SIGNIFICANT QUANTITY OF ITS OUTPUT.

HE SAIDi +DOW WERE GRANTED THIS SITE AS PART OF OUR POLICY TO HELP SPECIAL INDUSTRY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. TODAY 56 FACTORIES HAVE BEEN GRANTED LAND IN THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATES OF TAI PO AND YUEN LONG BECAUSE THEY BRING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HONG KONG AND CANNOT FIT INTO A CONVENTIONAL MULTI-STOREY FACTORY BUILDING.

+WHEN DOW CAME TO TSING YI IN 1976 THE BRIDGE TO TSING Yl WHICH WAS TO TURN TSING Yl FROM A QUIET RURAL ISLAND INTO AN IMPORTANT INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL CENTRE, HAD JUST BEEN BUILT. TODAY A SECOND BRIDGE WHICH WILL BE COMPLETE IN 15 MONTHS’ TIME IS RAPIDLY TAKING SHAPE AND TSING Yl WILL HAVE A POPULATION OF 200 000 BY 1990.+

STORAGE FINANCING, BUSINESS SERVICES SURVEY RESULTS OUT

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tmprp 'jJPRF 191 STORAGE ESTABLISHMENTS IN OPERATION DURING THE

TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPAR MENT.

THC- SECTOR’S TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED ALSO □Y > $ENT TO 9 476. THESE ESTABLISHMENTS GENERATED 3- BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME (A DECREASE OF 8 COMPARED WITH 1983).

DECREASED, <5915 MILLION PER CENT

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THEY SPENT $161 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES (-4 PER CENT) AND $548 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES (+3 PER CENT). THE VALUE ADDED OF THIS SECTOR, REPRESENTING ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, GREW BY 2 PER CENT TO $455 MILLION IN 1984.

IN THE COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR WHICH INCLUDES TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH, COURIER, RADIO-PAGING AND OTHER TELE-COMMUNICATION COMPANIES, THERE WERE 132 ESTABLISHMENTS IN OPERATION IN 1984, AN INCREASE OF 21 PER CENT OVER 1983. HOWEVER, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED DECREASED SLIGHTLY BY 1 PER CENT TO 19 355.

COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AMOUNTED TO $1 399 MILLION AND OPERATING EXPENSES TO $2 552 MILLION, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 10 PER CENT AND 23 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER 1983.

BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME INCREASED BY 19 PER CENT TO $6 226 MILLION, WHILE THE CONTRIBUTION OF THIS SECTOR TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT IN TERMS OF VALUE ADDED INCREASED BY 14 PER CENT TO $3 479 MILLION.

IN THE FINANCING SECTOR, 2 036 ESTABLISHMENTS WERE IN OPERATION DURING 1984, A DECREASE OF 4 PER CENT COMPARED WITH 1983. THIS SECTOR COMPRISES BILL DISCOUNTING COMPANIES, CREDIT INSTITUTIONS, FINANCE, LEASING, LOAN AND MORTGAGE COMPANIES, PAWNSHOPS, INVESTMENT AND HOLDING COMPANIES, SECURITY, COMMODITY FUTURES AND GOLD BULLION BROKERS AND DEALERS, MONEY CHANGERS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE BROKERS AND DEALERS. BUT IT EXCLUDES BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES WHICH ARE COVERED UNDER A SEPARATE SURVEY.

THE SECTOR’S TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT TO 18 067.

ON THE OTHER HAND, $1 663 MILLION WAS SPENT ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES AND $6 222 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES, BOTH REPRESENTING AN INCREASE OF 22 PER CENT OVER 1983. THE TOTAL BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME GREW BY 21 PER CENT TO $16 956 MILLION, WHILE THIS SECTOR’S VALUE ADDED INCREASED BY 39 PER CENT TO $3 144 MILLION.

IN THE BUSINESS SERVICES SECTOR, THERE WERE 4 405 ESTABLISHMENTS IN OPERATION IN 1984, AN INCREASE OF 14 PER CENT OVER 1983. THESE ESTABLISHMENTS, INCLUDING LEGAL, ACCOUNTING, AUDITING AND DATA PROCESSING FIRMS; COMPANIES ENGAGING IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING, ADVERTISING, DESIGNING, SECRETARIAL AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES; TECHNICAL SERVICES AND MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT RENTAL COMPANIES? EMPLOYED a WORKFORCE OF 45 891 PERSONS, AN INCREASE OF 13 PER CENT OVER 1983.

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THEY SPENT 52 794- MILLION ON COMPENSATION OP EMPLOYEES (+27 PER CENT) AND 34 522 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES r+19 PER CENT) AND GENERATED $9 513 MILLION OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME (+21 PER CENT).

THE SECTOR CONTRIBUTED $4 764 MILLION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (+22 PER CENT), MEASURED IN TERMS OF VALUE ADDED.

IN THE INSURANCE SECTOR, WHICH INCLUDES GENERAL AND LIFE INSURERS, INSURANCE AGENTS AND OTHER RELATED SERVICES, THE NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS DECREASED SLIGHTLY TO 1 003 WHILE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED INCREASED BY 11 PER CENT TO 10 608.

THIS SECTOR GENERATED $6 967 MILLION OF BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME (+12 PER CENT), AND SPENT $737 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES (+12 PER CENT). THE OPERATING EXPENSES OF THIS SECTOR DECREASED BY 2 PER CENT TO $628 MILLION.

THE 1984 SURVEY WAS ONE IN A SERIES OF ANNUAL SURVEYS CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASCERTAINING THE STRUCTURE AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTORS AND OF UPDATING THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF HONG KONG.

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

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY OF THE SURVEY, TOGETHER WITH ANALYTICAL TABLES SHOWING THE PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FOR ALL ESTABLISHMENTS CLASSIFIED BY SERVICES CROUP-SECTOR AND ANALYSED BY VARIOUS ECONOMIC VARIABLES, ARE INCLUDED IN THE STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED +1984 SURVEY OF STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES*.

THE REPORT WILL BE ON SALE EARLY NEXT MONTH AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE-AND THE PUBLICATION^ SALES COUNTER OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

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

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ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE TRANSPORT AND SERVICES STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL. 3-661070).

COMPARISON OF SELECTED PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FOR ALL ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE STORAGE, COMMUNICATIONS, FINANCING, INSURANCE AND BUSINESS SERVICES SECTORS BETWEEN 1983 AND 1984

NO. OF ESTAB- SECTOR LISHMENTS NO. OF PERSONS ENGAGED NO. OF EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES

$MN.

STORAGE 1983 201 3 840 3 827 167.1

1984 191 3 476 3 466 160.8

% CHANGE - 5 - 9 - 9 - 4

COMMUNICATIONS 1983 139 19 487 19 402 1 276.0

1984 132 19 355 19 319 1 398.6

CHANGE *21 - 1 K + 10

FINANCING 1983 2 117 18 535 17 123 1 368.3

1984 2 036 18 067 16 926 1 662.7

CHANGE - 4 - 3 — 1 J. + 22

BUSINESS 1983 3 867 40 348 37 023 2 199.3

SERVICES 1984 4 405 45 891 42 304 2 793.9

% CHANGE +14 + 1? . +14 + 27

INSURANCE 1983 1 007 9 579 9 084 659.2

1984 1 003 10 608 10 077 737.1

% CHANGE * +11 +11 + 12

GOVERNMENT/ 1983 2 4 347 4 347 313.7

SEMI- 1984 2 4 431 4 431 366.2

GOVERNMENT i CHANGE 0 + 2 + 2 + 17

INSTITUTIONS

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SECTOR OPE.- .TING EXPENSES BUSINESS RECEIPTS AND OTHER INCOME VALUE ADDED

5MN. UMN. 5 MN.

STORAGE 1983 530.0 995.3 445.4

1984 547.5 915.1 455.2

% CHANGE + 3 - 8 * 2

COMMUNICATIONS 1983 2 068.9 5 253.0 3 056.3

1984 2 552.4 6 226.3 3 478.5

% CHANGE +23 ♦ 19 +14

FINANCING 1983 5 084.0 13 981.8 2 268.7

1984 6 222.1 16 956.1 3 143.8

% CHANGE +22 +21 +39

BUSINESS 1983 3 788.5 7 855.5 3 912.0

SERVICES 1984 4 521.9 9 512.7 4 763.6

% CHANGE +19 +21 +22

INSURANCE 1983 641.5 6 199.3

1984 628.1 6 966.8

% CHANGE - 2 + 12

GOVERNMENT/ 1983 337.1 757.7

SEMI- 1984 333.0 876.7

GOVERNMENT % CHANGE - 1 +16

INSTITUTIONS

NOTES! (1) * DENOTES LESS THAN 0.5% IN MAGNITUDE.

(2) IN THE FINANCING SECTOR, VALUE ADDED WAS NOT COMPILED FOR INVESTMENT AND HOLDING COMPANIES DUE TO THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THEIR BUSINESS OPERATION. HENCE, TOTAL VALUE ADDED FOR THE SECTOR DID NOT INCLUDE THAT OF INVESTMENT AND HOLDING COMPANIES.

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

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

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

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WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO MARK QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY

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A WIDE RANGE OF RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY AS PART OF CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY ON JUNE 14 (SATURDAY).

THE CELEBRATIONS WILL START TODAY (THURSDAY) WITH A RECEPTION AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE.

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND LADY YOUDE, WILL HOST THE FUNCTION WHICH WILL BE ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 400 GUESTS.

CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE ON SATURDAY (JUNE 14). THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, YOUNG AND OLD, FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES. THESE ACTIVITIES ARE BEING PRESENTED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, AND CO-ORDINATED BY THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

PAMPHLETS LISTING THE VARIOUS PROGRAMMES ARE AVAILABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE URBAN SERVICES AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS.

IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IS PRESENTING A VARIETY OF SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMES WITH SHA TIN AND YUEN LONG AS THE TWO MAIN VENUES. ACTIVITIES INCLUDE INTERDISTRICT FINAL COMPETITIONS IN BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL AND MINISOCCER, AND THERE WILL ALSO BE TENNIS MATCHES, ’DANCE-FOR-ALL’, FUN GAMES AND WATER CARNIVALS.

THE GOVERNOR, ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, AND THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR MICHAEL SUEN, WILL ATTEND THE EVENTS AT YUEN LONG STADIUM, ARRIVING THERE AT 10 AM.

SIR EDWARD WILL TOUR VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STADIUM TO SEE PARTICIPANTS ENJOYING THE FUN GAMES, SPORTS, PONY-RIDING, AND A TRAMPOLINING DEMONSTRATION. LATER, HE WILL PROCEED TO YUEN LONG PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL TO ATTEND A WATER CARNIVAL BEFORE DEPARTING.

ON THE SAME DAY, A SERIES OF SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL EVENTS WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HARBOUR. THE MAIN VENUES WILL BE VICTORIA PARK, CHEUNG SHA WAN PLAYGROUND AND MORSE PARK.

EVENTS AT MORSE PARK INCLUDE A WATER CARNIVAL, BAND PERFORMANCE, TAI CHI DISPLAY, DANCE DEMONSTRATION, AND FUN GAMES SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

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AT CHEUNG SHA WAN PLAYGROUND, THERE WILL BE AN ARMY BAND PERFORMANCE, VARIOUS BALL-GAME COMPETITIONS, A ROLLER-SKATING DEMONSTRATION, AND A ’DANCE-FOR-ALL’ SESSION.

AT VICTORIA PARK, THERE WILL BE A FULL MORNING’S SPORTS PROGRAMME RANGING FROM BASKETBALL TO MINI-SOCCER. THE LESS ENERGETIC WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN JOGGING AND FITNESS EXERCISES.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, AND THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, MR CHUI KAM, WILL JOIN IN THE FUN AT VICTORIA PARK AT 10.10 AM. SIR DAVID WILL LISTEN TO A PERFORMANCE BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE BAND AND PRESENT A PENNANT TO THE BAND. HE WILL ALSO TOUR VARIOUS PARTS OF THE PARK TO SEE RESIDENTS ENJOYING THE ACTIVITIES.

WARNING ON USE OF OXY-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT *****

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) WARNED ALL USERS OF OXY-ACCTYLENE EQUIPMENT TO EXERCISE EXTREME CARE SO THAT ACCIDENTS WOULD BE AVOIDED.

THIS WARNING FOLLOWED AN A.CCIDENT IN WHICH AN OXYGEN GAS CYLINDER ON A CONSTRUCTION SITE EXPLODED, CAUSING DAMAGE TO OTHER EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS TO THE WINDOWS OF SOME BUILDINGS NEARBY.

♦THIS INCIDENT HIGHLIGHTED THE NEED FOR A GREATER APPRECIATION BY WORKERS OF THE HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH PRESSURE EQUIPMENT AND USERS AND OPERATORS OF SUCH EQUIPMENT SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT FIRE AND ACCIDENT,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN RECOMMENDED THAT THE FOLLOWING MEASURES SHOULD EE TAKEN WHEN USING OXY-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT:

* GAS CYLINDERS SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM SPARKS, FLAMES OR SLAG', AND FROM WELDING AND CUTTING OPERATIONS;

* AN ACETYLENE CYLINDER SHOULD ALwAYS BE STORED IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION ;

* THE CYLINDER SHOULD BE OPENED SLOWLY WITH A SPECIAL TOOL WHICH SHOULD BE LEFT ON THE STEM SO THAT THE VALVE CAN BE CLOSED QUICKLY IN AN EMERGENCY;

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* AN EFFICIENT NON-RETURN VALVE AND FLASHBACK - . _u

BE PROVIDED IN EACH GAS SUPPLY LINE BETWEEN EACH BLOWPIPE AND THE SOURCE OF SUPPLY AS NEAR AS PRACTICABLE TO THE BLOWP IPE »

* CYLINDER VALVES, HOSES, CONNECTIONS AND BLOWPIPES SHOULv BE CHECKED FREQUENTLY FOR LEAKAGE WITH SOAPY WATER 5

* A SUITABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER SHOULD BE KEPT READY FOR IMMEDIATE USE AT A REASONABLE DISTANCE FROM ANY PLACE WHERE HOT WORK IS DONE »

* THE BLOWPIPE, WHEN ALIGHT, SHOULD NOT BE PLACED NEAR GAS CYLINDERS AND LEFT UNATTENDED. AND

* IF AN ACETYLENE CYLINDER IS HEATED ACCIDENTALLY OR BECOMES HOT THROUGH A SEVERE FLASHBACK OR OTHER CAUSE, ALL PERSONNEL SHOULD BE CLEARED FROM THE AREA AND THE CYLINDER COOLED WITH A LARGE QUANTITY OF WATER, BEFORE THE SUPPLIER IS NOTIFIED.

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HOLIDAY MAIL * * *

THERE WILL BE ONE MAIL DELIVERY ON SATURDAY (JUNE 14), THE BIRTHDAY OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, BUT NO MAIL DELIVERY ON MONDAY (JUNE 16), WHICH IS ALSO A HOLIDAY, THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

FORTY-ONE POST OFFICES, INCLUDING THE GENERAL POST OFFICE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON CENTRAL AND TSIM SHA TSUI POST OFFICES IN KOWLOON, TSUEN WING STREET, SHA TIN CENTRAL AND TAI PO POST OFFICES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO NOON ON SATURDAY.

ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY.

DETAILS ABOUT POSTAL SERVICES ON SATURDAY MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BUREAU AT TEL. 5-231071.

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FOCUS ON COUNCIL’S CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME * * * X *

THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S PLANS AND WORKS COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE +FIVE-YEAR URBAN COUNCIL CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME 1986-87 TO 1990-91+ AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT) OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MISS ELLE SHUM, WIlL ATTEND THE t-EETING AND EXPLAIN THE DETAILS OF THE WORKS PROGRAMME.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPORARY ACCESS ROAD TO THE FUTURE PUBLIC CARGO WORKING AREA AT WESTERN RECLAMATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S PLANS AND WORKS COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

TRAFFIC MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED *****

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON TO DISCUSS THE PROVISION OF PARKING FACILITIES IN NAM CHEONG DISTRICT.

THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO LOOK INTO PROBLEMS CAUSED BY LOADING AND UNLOADING ACTIVITIES WHICH HAVE CAUSED INCONVENIENCE TO PEDESTRIANS.

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

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING ON FRIDAY AT 2 PM IN THE DB CONFERENCE ROOM AT 39 TONKIN STREET, THIRD FLOOR, KOWLOON.

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DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COMMITTEE MEETS *****

A PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES l: YL.N CiiAU

KOK DISTRICT OPEN SPACE AREA WILL BE DISCUSSED AT A MEE- NG r THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD’S DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING COM F. _ ' < 1ROW

(FRIDAY) MORNING.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE SLOPE CONDITIONS AT NGAU PE I SHA VILLAGE AND THE LACK OF VENUES IN PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL ESTAfES FOR HOLDING MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

PAPERS CONCERNING SLOPE SAFETY IN HONG KONG AND CYCLING SAFETY IN SHA TIN WILL ALSO BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE NAMING OF ROADS IN SHA TIN, REPORTS FROM THE WORKING GROUPS, AND DISTRICT BOARD-SPONSORED ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD DEVELOPME^ AND HOUSING COMMITTEE TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 9.30 AM AT THE SHA GN DISTRICT OFFICE, SIXTH FLOOR, CONFERENCE ROOM, KCR HOUSE, SHA THR,

SPEEDPOST SERVICE EXTENDED IN CHINA * * * *

SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO CHINA WILL 3E EXTENDED FROM NEXT TUESDAY (JUNE 17) TO CHONGQING AND KUNMING, THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

THIS WILL INCREASE TO 33 THE NUMBER OF CITIES IN CHINA TO WHICH THE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE.

SPEEDPOST SERVICE IS A FAST AND RELIABLE MEANS FOR FORWARDING TJSINESS DOCUMENTS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE OVERSEAS AND PICK-UP SERVICE IS AVAILABLE.

-URTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICE MAY BE OBTAINED BY CALLING "HE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108.

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FOOTBRIDGES TO TUEN MUN TOWN PARK BEING BUILT

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Gil ADE-SEPARATED PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO TUEN MUN TOWN PARK AND NEARBY DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED IN Is? MONTHS WHEN TWO COVERED FOOTBRIDGES ACROSS TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD ARE COMPLETED.

THE BRIDGES, ONE 75-METRE-LONG AND THE OTHER lOO-METRE-LONG, WILL LINK THE TOWN PARK WITH THE FUTURE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM THE CENTRAL BUS STATION AND THE CIVIC AND CULTURAL COMPLEX.

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT RECENTLY AWARDED A $15.5 MILLION CONTRACT TO SHUN SHING CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH HAS ALREADY STARTED.

ROAD CLOSED IN WAN CHAI FOR CABLE-LAYING

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FOR THE LAYING OF ELECTRIC CABLE ACROSS FLEMING ROAD, THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS IN WAN CHAI WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 3 AM AND 11 PM ON SUNDAY (JUNE 15):

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM SOUTHBOUND FLEMING ROAD TO EASTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE CLOSED. VEHICLES ON SOUTHBOUND FLEMING ROAD HEADING FOR GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE LOOP ROAD BELOW THE FLEMING ROAD FLYOVER, FLEMING ROAD NORTHBOUND, HARBOUR ROAD AND FENWICK STREET.

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM EASTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD TO NORTHBOUND FLEMING ROAD WILL ALSO BE CLOSED, DURING WHICH VEHICLES ON EASTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD HEADING FOR FLEMING ROAD WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIA TONNOCHY ROAD AND HARBOUR ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

APRIL EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED .................. 1

JLG EXPERT TEAMS IN FOLLOW-UP TALKS........................ 8

GROUND BROKEN FOR THIRD BORDER VEHICLE CROSSING............ 9

BILL PROVIDES TWO FORMS OF OATH........................... 10

MOORING FEES REVISED...................................... 11

GREATER FLEXIBILITY SOUGHT CONCERNING SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION 12

PRISONERS' WELFARE FUND PROPOSED ......................... 13

BILL TO CLARIFY EXTENT OF INJURY.......................... 14

LADY YOUDE VISITS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS .............. 15

DB MEMBERS VISIT PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL ................ 16

STUDENTS ON ANTI-LITTER BEAT ............................. 16

ID CARD ADVICE TO EMPLOYERS .............................. 17

SWD RECEIVES DONATION FOR EQUIPMENT ...................... 17

PRAISE FOR SCHOOL SPORTS BODY............................. 18

+ SUPERSTAR* MATCH TO RAISE HOSPITAL FUNDS ............... 18

WINNING ENTRIES ON DISPLAY................................ 19

new; stage in pillar POINT TREATMENT WORKS ............... 20

ALL-NIGHT GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES ......................... 20

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APRIL EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS RELEASED *****

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) RELEASED TRADE VALUE STATISTICS FOR APRIL 1986. TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE IN JANUARY TO APRIL 1986, VALUED AT 3152 208 MILLION, INCREASED BY 3 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT TO $40 494 MILLION WHILE RE-EXPORTS DECREASED BY 4 PER CENT TO $33 565 MILLION, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, THE TRADE VALUE INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT. IMPORTS INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT TO $78 149 MILLION.

ALL THE 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 APRIL 1986 WILL BE RELEASED IN EARLY JULY.

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1.

COMPARING THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. INCREASED BY 6 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $457 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT); MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF (BY $245 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $178 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $173 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $46 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

MOST COMMODITIES EXPORTED TO CHINA DECREASED IN VALUE. PARTICULARLY OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $756 MILLION OR 93 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $404 MILLION OR 44 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY. APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $190 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT). HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (BY $235 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT) AND TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY $55 MILLION OR 68 040 PER CENT).

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INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY 5329 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT); OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY 3108 MILLION OR 145 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY 350 MILLION OR 23 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY 552 MILLION OR 85 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILES (BY 38 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT).

INCRcASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY 3213 MILLION OR 20 PER CENT) AND TEXTILES (BY >53 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT). AS FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $51 MILLION OR 41 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 349 MILLION OR 17 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY 3145 MILLION OR 92 PER CENT) AND FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN OF ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY 325 MILLION OR 46 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 FOUR MONTHS OF 1986 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR CLOTHING (BY 31 384 MILLION OR =0 PER CENT); TEXTILES (BY 31 223 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY 5489 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY 3316 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT) AS WELL AS NON-FERROUS METALS (BY 5132 MILLION OR 60 PER CENT).

AS FOR IMPORTS FROM JAPAN, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY 51 053 MILLION OR ^9 PER CENT); TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY 5925 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY 3709 MILLION OR 59 PER CENT).

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ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES 'BY $208 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY 8198 MILLION OR 10 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $275 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT); OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $240 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TOBACCO AND TOBACCO MANUFACTURES (BY 3165 MILLION OR 27 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT OTHER THAN AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY $548 MILLION OR 520 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $145 MILLION OR 467 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $696 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $229 MILLION OR 75 PER CENT). AS FOR IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $242 MILLION OR 66 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $96 MILLION OR 5 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN OF TEXTILES (BY $287 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT). AND FOR IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $47 MILLION OR 14 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 FOUR MONTHS OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA DECREASED BY 33 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IM TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $1 758 MILLION OR 71 PER CENT), ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $1 268 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $1 256 MILLION OR 83 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $193 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT) AS WELL AS LEATHER, LEATHER MANUFACTURES AND DRESSED FURSKINS (BY $157 MILLION OR 192 PER CENT).

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INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING fr,Y *7^2 MILLION OR 71 PER CENT); MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY 5201 MILLION OR 24 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY 3100 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY ‘106 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT) AS WELL AS NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $45 MILLION OR 13 PER CENT).

DECREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $200 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT); NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $100 MILLION OR 68 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ARTIFICIAL RESINS AND PLASTIC MATERIALS, AND CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $30 MILLION OR 92 PER CENT). HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $51 MILLION OR 35 PER CENT) AS WELL AS FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS, AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $40 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (3Y 5160 MILLION OR 40 PER CENT) AS WELL AS DYEING. TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS (BY $29 MILLION OR 45 PER CENT). RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA OF TEXTILES INCREASED (BY $233 MILLION OR 101 PER CENT), AS DID ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES, AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $101 MILLION OR 59 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN OF FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS, AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $61 MILLION OR 41 PER CENT), AND FOR RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA OF COFFEE, TEA, COCOA. SPICES, AND MANUFACTURES THEREOF (BY $30 MILLION OR 71 PER CENT).

TABLE 6 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE APRIL 1986 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY* WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE NEXT WEEK, 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 APRIL 1986 WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY JULY AT $13.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ON REGULAR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS AND ON TRADE STATISTICS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG (TELt 5-214375) AND THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT (TEL; 5-444436).

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Table 1= Domestic exports by ten major markets

Major Market Jan-Apr Jan-Apr Increase Percentage

1986 1985 Increase

(HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) ( % )

u7s?a. 17,191 16,180 1,011 6

China 4.504 5,331 -827 -16

F.R. of Germany 2,829 2,313 516 22

U.K. 2,595 2,516 79 3

Japan 1,487 1,362 125 9

Canada 1,384 1,159 226 19

Australia 973 1,083 -110 -10

Singapore 758 728 30 4

Netherlands 703 672 31 5

France 685 512 173 34

Table 2' Domestic exports by major commodity division

Gvmrrodity division Jan-Apr 1986 (HKP Mn.) Jan-Apr 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase Percentage

(HKD Mn.) Increase ( % )

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 13,736 12,664 1.072 8

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 6,191 5,611 581 10

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 3,535 2,926 609 21

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 3,099 3,441 -341 -10

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 2,773 2,334 438 19

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 2,632 2,841 -210 -7

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Table 3: Major Supplier Imports from ten major suppliers

Jan-Apr 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Apr 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase (HKD Mn.) Percentage Increase ( % )

Chi na 21,457 16,599 4,857 29

Japan 16,557 18,513 -1,956 r -11

U.S.A. 7,176 7,386 -210 -3

Taiwan 6,398 6,990 -592 -8

Singapore 3,548 3,740 -192 -5

U.K. 2,799 2,652 148 6

Republic of Korea 2,784 3,085 -302 -10

F. h of Germany 2,305 2,098 207 10

Switzerlana 1,521 1,002 519 52

Italy 1,226 1,103 122 11

Table 4:Imports by major commodity division

Commodity division Jan-Apr 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Apr 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase Percentage Increase (HKD Mn.) ( % )

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 11,837 9,896 1,941 20

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 6,133 7,263 -1,130 -16

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 5,075 3,501 1,574 45

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 4,762 3,754 1,008 27

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 3,679 3,158 521 16

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 3,464 4,945 -1,480 -30

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Table 5: Reexports by ten major markets

Major Market Jan Apr Jan-Apr Increase Percentage

1986 1985 Increase

(HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) ( % )

China 11,069 16,459 -5,390 -33

U.S.A. 5,483 4,313 1, 170 27

Japar 1,852 1,874 -22 -1

Taiwan 1,808 1,502 306 20

Republic of Korea 1,638 1,157 481 42

Singapore 1,604 1,274 330 26

Macau 810 935 -125 -13

Saudi Arabia 755 408 348 85

Philippines 673 488 185 38

Indonesia 666 932 -265 -28

Table 6: Re-exports by major commodity division

Jan-Apr Jan-Apr

1986 1985

(HKD Mn. ) (HKD Mn.)

5,477 4,666

3,246

Commodity division

Increase Percentage

Increase

(HKD Mn. ) ( % )

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and -elated products

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 2,675

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 2,250

811 17

2,200 1,046 48

3,738 -1,063 -28

1,981 269 14

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment

1,595 1,744

1,550 2,960

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FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1986

JLG EXPERT TEAMS IN FOLLOW-UP TALKS * * * * *

BRITISH AND CHINESE TEAMS OF EXPERTS WILL MEET SHORTLY IN PEKING TO FOLLOW UP DISCUSSIONS THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE THIRD "EETING OF THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP ON SHIPPING AND TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND RELATED ISSUES.

GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT FURTHER DISCUSSIONS ON THE ESTABLISHMENT 5f A HONG KONG SHIPPING REGISTER WOULD TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 18 AND 19.

THE BRITISH TEAM WOULD BE LED BY THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR G. A. HIGGINSON.

WHILE IN PEKING, MR HIGGINSON WOULD ALSO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY OF JOINING MR H. STEVENS, OF THE UK DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT, AND OTHER BRITISH OFFICIALS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS WITH CHINESE EXPERTS ON CIVIL AVIATION MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST.

\ BRITISH TEAM LED BY THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, mr A ,) CARTER, WOULD DLSCUSS TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND RELATED ISS'-S WITH CHINESE EXPERTS ON JUNE 20.

NOT ’0 EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE PRESS TO COVcR THE DEPARTURE OF MR G. A. HIGGINSON, LEADER OF THE BRITISH TEAK, ON JUNE 15 (SUNDAY).

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT AT 11.40 AM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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GROUND BROKEN FOR THIRD BORDER VEHICLE CROSSING * * * * *

A CEREMONY HERALDING THE START OF WORK ON AK Tri I RD VEHICULAR CROSSING BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CHINA WAS HELD TODAY (FRIDAY).

BREAKING THE GROUND TO GET THE PROJECT - A DOUBLE BRIDGE SPANNING THE SHENZHEN RIVER AT LOK MA CHAU - UNDERWAY WAS THE NEWLY-APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS, MR HAROLD BEATON, WHO SAID: +THIS THIRD LINK WITH CHINA WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT AND LARGEST.

THIS CROSSING IS INTENDED TO BE THE MAJOR LINK TO SHEKOU AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS TO THE WEST OF SHENZHEN CITY IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

+WITH THE COMPLETION OF ROUTE 5 THE CONTAINER PORT AT KWAI CHUNG WILL BE WITHIN EASY ACCESS.

THE COMPLETION OF THIS CONTRACT, TOGETHER WITH VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD PRESENTLY UNDER DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION, SHOULD ACHIEVE THE MUCH DESIRED CIRCLE OF DUAL CARRIAGEWAYS AROUND THE NEW TERRITORIES.*

THE TWO CONCRETE BRIDGES WILL BE BUILT JOINTLY BY THE HONG KONG AND SHENZHEN AUTHORITIES TO MEET ANY FUTURE INCREASES IN CROSS-BORDER TRAFFIC.

BESIDES THE BRIDGES AND A 1,8-KILOMETRE-LONG LINK ROAD, A BORDER CONTROL COMPLEX AREA WILL BE CONSTRUCTED ABOUT HALFWAY ALONG THE LINK ROAD TO HOUSE CUSTOMS, IMMIGRATION AND POLICE FACILITIES.

THCSE FACILITIES, WHICH ARE BEING PROVIDED AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF S63 MILLION UNDER A SEPARATE GOVERNMENT CONTRACT, ALSO INCLUDE A TWO-STOREY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND TWO ROWS OF BOOTHS FOR CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION CHECKS.

TO FACILITATE INSPECTION OF HEAVY GOODS VEHICLES WITHOUT INCONVENIENCING OTHER BORDER TRAFFIC, TWO VEHICLE HOLDING AREAS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED, EACH ABLE TO HOLD 300 LORRIES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE AN AREA FOR CONTROLLING THE IMPORT AND EXPORT OF ANIMALS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES.

THE LINK ROAD, WHICH WILL JOIN THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD VIA AN INTERCHANGE AT THE JUNCTION OF LOK MA CHAU AND CASTLE PEAK ROADS, WILL BE BUILT TO TRUNK STANDARDS AND WILL INITIALLY BE A DUAL, TWO-LANE CARRIAGEWAY. IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED IN SUCH A WAY THAT A THIRD LANE CAN BE ADDED WITHOUT HAVING TO RESUME MORE LAND.

THE BORDER CROSSING PROJECT WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN TWO STAGES.

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THE EASTERN BRIDGE AND LINK ROAD ARE IN STAGE ONE WHICH IS DUE FOR COMPLETION IN MID-1988. ALSO IN THIS STAGE ARE THE FOUNDATIONS FOR THE WESTERN BRIDGE, A SMALLER BORDER COMPLEX AREA AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT WORKS. UNTIL THE SECOND STAGE IS COMPLETED IT IS INTENDED TO USE ONE LANE OF EACH CARRIAGEWAY TO HOLD VEHICLES FOR INSPECTION.

THE SECOND STAGE OF THE PROJECT, TO BE CONSTRUCTED IF THERE IS AN INCREASE IN TRAFFIC, WILL COMPRISE THE SUPERSTRUCTURE FOR THE WESTERN BRIDGE, ADDITIONAL SITE FORMATION FOR THE BORDER CONTROL COMPLEX AREA TO ACCOMMODATE EXPANSION OF FACILITIES, CONSTRUCTION OF TWO VEHICLE HOLDING AREAS AND LANDSCAPING WORK TO MINIMISE THE VISUAL IMPACT OF THE ROAD.

THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR THE FIRST PROJECT TOTAL AN ESTIMATED $270 MILLION.

AND SECOND STAGES OF THE

THE COST OF ACQUIRING THE LAND IS AN ESTIMATED $120 MILLION.

ANY FUTURE WIDENING OF THE LINK ROAD TO DUAL THREE-LANE CARRIAGEWAY WOULD COST EXTRA.

THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY BINNIE AND PARTNERS, WILBUR SMITH AND ASSOCIATES AND HARRIS AND SUTHERLAND (FAR EAST). THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT WILL DIRECT AND CONTROL THE PROJECT.

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BILL PROVIDES TWO FORMS OF OATH *****

A BILL WHICH SEEKS TO PROVIDE NEW MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WITH TWO FORMS OF OATH - THE PRESENT OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND AN ALTERNATIVE WHICH DOES NOT CONTAIN AN OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE QUEEN - WAS GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

+THE OATHS AND DECLARATIONS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE AS WIDE A FIELD AS POSSIBLE OF CANDIDATES FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL,+ A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

+THE PROPOSAL FOLLOWS LOGICALLY FROM THE INTRODUCTION LAST YEAR OF AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF OATH FOR MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. THE ALTERNATIVE OATH HAS BEEN WELL RECEIVED, AND IN THE EVENT HAS BEEN PREFERRED BY THE LARGE MAJORITY OF THOSE WHO ENTERED THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOR THE FIRST TIME LAST OCTOBER,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ASKED IF THE PROPOSAL IMPLIED THAT NEW APPOINTMENTS TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ARE IMMINENT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT AS AND WHEN THE GOVERNOR MAKES APPOINTMENTS TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AN APPROPRIATE ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE.

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MOORING FEES REVISED X X X X

NEW FEES FOR THE KEEPING OF PRIVATE MOORINGS AN? FOR PLEASURE VESSEL LICENCES WERE ANNOUNCED IN TODAY’S (FRIDAY’S) GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE NEW "EES WERE BASICALLY THE SAME AS THOSE FIRST INTRODUCED IN JUNE LAST YEAR AND WHICH WERE REDUCED LAST MONTH FOLLOWING REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY SOLICITORS ACTING FOR THE HONG KONG YACHTING ASSOCIATION.

IN THE MEANTIME, NEW LEGISLATION CLARIFYING THE GOVERNMENT’S FEE SETTING POWERS HAS BEEN INTRODUCED. THIS LEGISLATION ENABLES FEES CHARGED TO THE PLEASURE BOATING COMMUNITY TO BE SET AT LEVELS WHICH RECOVER, BY MEANS OF FEES FOR VESSEL LICENCES AND FOR THE KEEPING OF PRIVATE MOORINGS IN PUBLIC WATERS, AN APPROPRIATE SHARE OF THE PUBLIC COST OF HONG KONG’S PORT AND SHIPPING SERVICES.

THE NEW FEES, TOGETHER WITH FEES CHARGED TO COMMERCIAL USERS OF THE PORT AND HONG KONG’S SHIPPING SERVICES WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON JULY 1, 1986, AND WILL CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE COST OF OPERATING THE MARINE DEPARTMENT.

THE NEW MOORING FEES ARE SCALED SO THAT HIGHER CHARGES WILL BE MADE FOR MOORINGS IN PRIME AREAS (FOR EXAMPLE IN THE CAUSEWAY BAY OR ABERDEEN TYPHOON SHELTERS) THAN FOR MOORINGS IN OUTLYING AREAS LIKE PORT SHELTER.

AS NOW, NO ANCHORAGE CHARGES WILL BE MADE FOR LICENSED VESSELS WHICH LIE AT ANCHOR AND NO LICENCE FEES WILL BE PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF CRAFT NOT CAPABLE OF BEING FITTED WITH ENGINES (FOR EXAMPLE DINGHIES OR WINDSURFERS AND SOME CATEGORIES OF RACING YACHT). AT THE REQUEST OF THE HONG KONG YACHTING ASSOCIATION, LICENCE FEES FOR TENDERS CARRIED ON BOARD +PARENT+ CRAFT WILL NOT BE LEVIED.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT A NUMBER OF OTHER REQUESTS HAD BEEN MADE BY THE HONG KONG YACHTING ASSOCIATION INCLUDING THE WIDENING OF THE FEE NET BY THE LICENSING OF CRAFT PRESENTLY NOT REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED (FOR EXAMPLE DINGHIES, CANOES AND WINDSURFERS).

THIS HAS BEEN CONSIDERED AND WHILE IT IS PROBABLY NOT PRACTICABLE TO INTRODUCE LICENSING FOR CRAFT SUCH AS WINDSURFERS AND CANOES, IT SHOULD BE POSSIBLE TO DEVISE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE YACHTING ASSOCIATION AND OTHERS CONCERNED, SOME EXTENSION OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM.

IN ADDITION, THE GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED THAT EACH YACHTING CLUB SHOULD BE PERMITTED TO HAVE A FREE MOORING FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES.

IT IS ALSO INTENDED TO CARRY OUT A REVIEW OF ALL MARINE DEPARTMENT FEES AND CHARGES NEXT YEAR. THIS WILL INCLUDE CONSIDERATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VESSEL LICENCES AND MOORINGS. THIS REVIEW WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN CONSULTATION WITH THE VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED INCLUDING THOSE REPRESENTING THE PLEASURE BOAT COMMUNITY.

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GREATER FLEXIBILITY SOUGHT CONCERNING SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION ******

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO PROVIDE GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN THE PROCEDURES FOR AMENDING NEWLY MADE SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION AFTER IT HAS BEEN LAID IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSAL WERE CONTAINED IN THE INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL CLAUSES (AMENDMENT)(NO. 2) BILL GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF THE BILL, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION IS LEGISLATION MADE UNDER AUTHORITY DELEGATED IN AN ORDINANCE TO VARIOUS BODIES AND INDIVIDUALS SUCH AS THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, URBAN COUNCIL, REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE.

EXAMPLES ARE REGULATIONS MADE BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, BY-LAWS BY URBAN COUNCIL AND REGIONAL COUNCIL, RULES MADE BY THE CHIEF JUSTICE, NOTICES AND ORDERS.

THE PRESENT PROCEDURES REQUIRE SUCH LEGISLATION TO BE LAID ON THE TABLE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. IN CERTAIN CASES IT REQUIRES THE POSITIVE APPROVAL OF THE COUNCIL BEFORE IT TAKES EFFECT. IN OTHER CASES THE LEGISLATION WILL TAKE EFFECT ALTHOUGH THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CAN INTERVENE TO AMEND IT.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE PROCEDURES IN THESE LATTER CASES HAVE BEEN FOUND UNDULY RIGID SINCE THEY ALLOW THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ONE OPPORTUNITY ONLY TO INTERVENE TO AMEND THE LEGISLATION* IT HAS TO BE DONE AT THE FIRST SITTING OF THE COUNCIL HELD NOT LESS THAN 27 DAYS AFTER THE SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION IS LAID.

THE BILL THEREFORE PROVIDES THAT AN AMENDMENT MAY BE MADE AT ANY SITTING WITHIN 28 DAYS OF IT BEING MADE AND, IF MORE TIME IS DESIRED, FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BY RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THIS PERIOD BY A FURTHER 21 DAYS. THE NET EFFECT IS TO PROVIDE A PROCEDURE WHEREBY AMENDMENTS MAY BE MOVED WITHIN 49 DAYS OF LAYING.

THE SPOKESMAN EMPHASISED THAT THE AMENDMENT HAS BEEN PROPOSED ON PURELY PRACTICAL GROUNDS. IT MAKES NO CHANGE IN THE EXISTING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND THOSE BODIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM POWERS TO MAKE SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION HAVE BEEN DELEGATED UNDER VARIOUS ORDINANCES.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE IT IS ALSO INTENDED TO MOVE A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE STANDING ORDERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SO AS TO PROVIDE GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL TO SPEAK ON SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION.

AT PRESENT THEY CAN DO SO ONLY WHEN AN AMENDMENT IS TO BE MADE. THE AMENDMENT WILL ALLOW A MEMBER TO SPEAK ON ANY ITEM OF SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION LAID BEFORE THE COUNCIL WHETHER IT IS TO BE AMENDED OR NOT.

/the spokesman .......

FHIDAY, JlfliS 13, 1986

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THESE PROCEDURAL IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED AT THE SUGGESTION OF UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JUNE 25.

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PRISONERS’ WELFARE FUND PROPOSED

*****

PRISONERS’ WELFARE DONATIONS WILL BE ADMINISTERED MORE EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY UNDER A PROPOSED PRISONERS’ WELFARE FUND.

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED FUND, TO BE ADMINISTERED IN LINE WITH THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WELFARE FUND, WERE CONTAINED IN THE PRISONS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID PRISONERS’ WELFARE DONATIONS WERE AT PRESENT CREDITED TO A DEPOSIT ACCOUNT HELD BY THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES AND DISBURSEMENTS WERE CHARGED TO AN EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT UNDER THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HEAD OF EXPENDITURE.

?ACH MONTH A SUM EQUIVALENT TO THAT WHICH HAS BEEN DISBURSED FROM THE EXPENDITURE SUBHEAD IS TRANSFERRED FROM THE DEPOSIT ACCOUNT TO GENERAL REVENUE.

A FURTHER DRAWBACK OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM IS THAT NO INTEREST IS PAID ON THE BALANCE HELD IN THE DEPOSIT ACCOUNT BECAUSE, UNDER THE PUBLIC FINANCE ORDINANCE, ANY INTEREST RECEIVED ON THE DEPOSIT FORMS PART OF THE GENERAL REVENUE.

UNDER THE PROPOSAL, MONIES DUE TO THE PRISONERS' WELFARE FUND WILL BE PAID TO THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES WHO WILL CREDIT THEM TO AN ACCOUNT ENTITLED +DEPOSITS - PRISONERS’ WELFARE FUND*.

THE FUND WILL BE MANAGED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES. DISBURSEMENTS WILL BE CHARGED DIRECTLY TO THE ACCOUNT SET UP BY THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES.

FUNDS WHICH ARE SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS CAN BE PLACED ON CALL/TIME DEPOSIT TO EARN INTEREST.

/THS PRISONERS' .......

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AS THE INTENTION OF THE LAW IS TO GIVE EMPLOYEES THE OPPORTUNITY OF CLAIMING FURTHER COMPENSATION WHERE THE FINDINGS OF AN INITIAL ASSESSMENT ARE MODIFIED IN THE LIGHTO? MORc ACCURATE INFORMATION AS THE EFFECT OF HE INJURY, i । IS >HERErOR. CONSIDERED THAT THE LAW SHOULD BE AMENDED TO MAKE .LEAR THIS POLICY INTENTION.

THE BILL SEEKS TO CLARIFY THIS INTENTION AND IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JUNE 25.

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LADY YOUDE VISITS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS * * * * *

LADY YOUDE VISITED THREE INSTITUTIONS RUN BY THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) AND EXPRESSED MUCH INTEREST IN THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, LADY YOUDE WAS SHOWN OVER SIU LAM PSYCHIATRIC CENTRE, TAI LAM CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION AND TAI LAM CENTRE FOR WOMEN, ALL OF WHICH ARE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES. SHE WAS BRIEFED ON VARIOUS CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED IN THESE INSTITUTIONS.

AT TAI LAM CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, LADY YOUDE SHOWED KEEN INTEREST IN ITS PRECAST CONCRETE WORKSHOP WHERE INMATES PRODUCE KERB STONES, CABLE DUCT TILES AND PAVING SLABS. THE WORKSHOP HAS GREATLY INCREASED ITS OUTPUT OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS.

LADY YOUDE ALSO SHOWED KEEN INTEREST IN THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMMES THAT TAI LAM CENTRE FOR WOMEN PROVIDES FOR ITS INMATES, AND SHE PRAISED A WOMAN PRISONER FOR HER SKILL IN EMBROIDERY.

TAI LAM CENTRE FOR WOMEN SERVES AS A PRISON FOR WOMEN AND HAS A SEPARATE SECTION FOR FEMALE DRUG ADDICTS. MOST OF THE INMATES ARE EMPLOYED IN LAUNDRY WORK, TAILORING, GARDENING OR DOMESTIC SERVICES.

BEFORE LEAVING THE CENTRE, LADY YOUDE WAS PRESENTED WITH TWO HAND-MADE CUSHION COVERS BY THE STAFF AS SOUVENIRS.

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DB MEMBERS VISIT PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL * * * *

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS HAD A CLOSE LOOK AT THE WORK AND SERVICES OF THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL DURING A TOUR OF THE HOSPITAL THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE VISIT WAS PART OF A PROGRAMME ARRANGED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE FOR BOARD MEMBERS TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH THE OPERATIONS AND SERVICES OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

ACCOMPANIED BY STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG, AND BOARD MEMBERS WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AT SIU LEK YUEN IN SHA TIN NEW TOWN AND WERE MET BY THE HOSPITAL MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT, DR M.B. ALI, AND HIS SENIOR STAFF.

MEMBERS WERE GIVEN A'GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK AND OPERATIONS OF THE 1446-BED HOSPITAL WHICH SERVES AS A REGIONAL HOSPITAL FOR THE EASTERN NEW TERRITORIES AND AS THE TEACHING HOSPITAL FOR THE MEDICAL SCHOOL OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG.

MEMBERS LOOKED OVER THE VARIOUS UNITS AND DEPARTMENTS OF THE HOSPITAL INCLUDING THE SPECIAL CARE BABIES WARD, ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, PHYSIOTHERAPY UNIT AND RADIOTHERAPY UNIT.

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STUDENTS ON ANTI-LITTER BEAT * * * * *

ABOUT 600 YOUNG PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL THIS SUMMER, FOR THE FIRST TIME, PATROL BEACHES IN THE URBAN AREAS HELPING TO KEEP THEM CLEAN.

THEY HAVE BEEN RECRUITED BY THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT UNDER THE URBAN COUNCIL’S AUXILIARY LITTER WARDEN SCHEME WHICH IS NOW IN ITS SEVENTH YEAR.

PREVIOUSLY, ONLY POST-SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE ACCEPTED. THE MAIN TASK IS TO REMIND BEACH-GOERS NOT TO LITTER.

THE URBAN COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN COMMITTEE WILL TOMORROW (SATURDAY) OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING bUK I tit SCHEME AT 10 AM AT CITY HALL THEATRE, EDINBURGH URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF WILL ALSO BRIEF THE

A MEMBER OF DR RONALD LEUNG,

CEREMONY FOR THE

PLACE.

VOLUNTEERS ON THEIR DUTIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER TO COVER THE EVENT.

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ID CARD ADVICE TO EMPLOYERS *****

INVESTIGATORS OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ARRESTED A PERSON AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE AT SHEUNG SHU I DURING AN ANTI-ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT OPERATION THERE ON THURSDAY (JUNE 12).

THE ARRESTED PERSON WAS A MAN AGED ABOUT 29, WHO DURING THE RAID WENT TO THE CONSTRUCTION SITE TO LOOK FOR EMPLOYMENT. HE WAS UNABLE TO PRODUCE ANY IDENTITY PAPERS ON DEMANl..

ENQUIRIES REVEALED THAT THIS PERSON HAD SNEAKED INTO HONG KONG FROM HOI FUNG, CHINA, ABOUT 20 DAYS AGO.

+THIS ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT WILL BE REPATRIATED,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

HE REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THEY COULD SEEK ADVICE FROM THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT BY CALLING ITS HOTLINE 5-420412 DURING OFFICE HOURS IF THEY HAD ANY DOUBT ON IDENTITY CARDS WHICH CAME TO THEIR NOTICE.

SWD RECEIVES DONATION FOR EQUIPMENT * * * *

TMF SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) RECEIVED A DONATION OF S30 000 FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF FURNITURE *^D EQUIPMENT IN A TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION SECTION OF THE ABERDEEN REHAB ILI TA.I ON CENTRE.

OF BLAZERS

THE DONATION WILL ALSO PROVIDE FOR THE PURCHASE FOR GIRLS IN THE MA TAU WEI GIRLS’ HOME, AND FOR THE -------

A TELEVISION SET AND A VIDEO RECORDER FOR THE PUI YIN JUVENILE

PURCHASE OF

HOME.

ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS EVELYN DOE, ACCEPTED THE DONATION FROM THE HONG KONG SHUMEI CHURCH OF DIVINE GUIDANCE LIMITED.

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PRAISE FOR SCHOOL SPORTS BODY * * * *

T'-r DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG TODAY (FRIDAY) ORA ISTHE WORK OF THE HONG KONG SCHOOLS SPORTS’ ASSOCIATION (HKSSA).

SPEAKING AT THE OMEGA ROSE BOWL AWARDS AND ANNUAL PRIZE PRESENTATION OF THE ASSOCIATION HELD AT HEEP YUNN SCHOOL, MR LEUNG SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO SEE THE NUMBER OF MEMBER SCHOOLS AS WELL AS THE RANGE OF SPORTS ACTIVITIES HAD INCREASED STEADILY SINCE THE HKSSA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1951.

NOTING THAT THE STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE WAS IMPROVING YEAR AFTER YEAR, MR LEUNG SAID THE NUMBER OF CERTIFICATES OF MERIT IN ATHLETICS AND SWIMMING WHICH HE HAD HAD TO SIGN IN HIS CAPACITY AS PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION HAD INCREASED TO 39 IN THE CURRENT SEASON.

FOR 1985-86, A TOTAL OF 21 241 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WERE REGISTERED WITH THE ASSOCIATION AND TOOK PART IN THE 14 SPORTS ORGANISED BY THE ASSOCIATION, HE SAID.

MR LEUNG SAID 12 500 STUDENTS FROM SOME 146 SCHOOLS PARTICIPATED IN ATHLETICS, AND 155 SCHOOLS WERE REPRESENTED BY A TOTAL OF 355 TEAMS IN THE INTER-SCHOOL BASKETBALL COMPETITION, WITH NEARLY 1 200 MATCHES BEING PLAYED.

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+SUPERSTAR+ MATCH TO RAISE HOSPITAL FUNDS *****

A SUPERSTAR BASKETBALL MATCH WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) EVENING AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION PROJECT.

MORE THAN 100 POPULAR SINGERS, FILM STARS, DISC JOCKEYS AND OTHER PERSONALITIES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT.

PROCEEDS WILL GO TOWARDS THE 55 MILLION FUND-RAISING TARGET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HOSPITAL BLOCK, A NURSE TRAINING SCHOOL AND DORMITORIES TO BE COMPLETED IN 1990.

THE MATCH, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY COMMERCIAL RADIO 2 AND THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION FUND RAISING ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, IS A PART OF A YEAR-LONG PROGRAMME TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE HOSPITAL.

/THB REGIONAL

FRIDAY, JUNK 13,

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THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOOU, MR 7.H. CHAU WILL BEGIN THE GAME. THE CHAIRMAN OF ' -UND-RAISIN6 ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAM HANG-FA ! , WHO IS ALSO CHA 'THE KW'.IN TONG DISTRICT BOARD, AND THE KWUN TONG DIST: CT OFFICER, . EDDY CHAN, WILL PRESENT PRIZES AND SOUVENIRS TO th-: PAR"' ;:.->TTs.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SUPERSTAR BAS ETBALL MATCH TO BE HELD IN THE HONG KONG COLISEUM, HUNG HOM, AT 8 PM TOMORROW.

.MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE NEAR THE FLAGPOLES AT THE BLUE GATE OF THE COLISEUM AT 7.15 PM.

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WINNING ENTRIES ON DISPLAY * X * * K

A TWO-DAY EXHIBITION OF THE WINNING ENTRIES IN THE 11TH HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURAL AND ARTS COMPETITIONS WILL BE OPENED TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON AT THE CITY HALL EXHIBITION HALL.

THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR GREGORY LEUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 2.30 PM.

THE EXHIBITION WILL FEATURE PAINTINGS, CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY, POSTERS, SLOGANS AND ESSAYS, AS WELL AS VIDEOS ON THE ACADEMIC TV QUIZ AND DEBATE COMPETITION.

THE ANNUAL HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURAL AND ARTS COMPETITIONS ARE SPONSORED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANISED BY COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS IN HONG KONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY AND THE EXHIBITION.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1986

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NEW STAGE IN PILLAR POINT TREATMENT WORKS * * * *

THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS CALLING TENDERS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST PHASE IN STAGE TWO OF THE PILLAR POINT TREATMENT WORKS NEAR TUEN MUN.

THE FIRST STAGE OF THE PROJECT IS ALREADY TREATING SEWAGE FROM T'JEN MUN NEW TOWN AND DISCHARGING THE RESIDUE INTO THE SEA THROUGH A LONG SUBMARINE OUTFALL.

QTAGE TWO WILL ENABLE THE WORKS TO COPE WITH THE EXPANDING POPULATION OF TUEN MUN. WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN SEPTEMBER AND WHEN COMPLETED TWO YEARS LATER, SEWAGE SCREENING AND DE-GRITTING FACILITIES WILL BE CAPABLE OF SERVING A POPULATION

OF 500 000.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF AN INLET SCREW PUMPING STATION, SCREEN CHAMBERS, AERATED GRIT CHANNELS, ANCILLARY STRUCTURES, ASSOCIATED PIPEWORKS AND ROADWORKS.

IT HAS BEEN DESIGNED BY THE DRAINAGE (DESIGN) DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S DRAINAGE (CONSTRUCTION) DIVISION.

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ALL-NIGHT GREEN * *

MINIBUS SERVICES * * *

TWO ALL-NIGHT GREEN MINIBUS CIRCULAR ROUTES BETWEEN SHA TIN AND MONG KOK MTR STATION WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM SUNDAY (JUNE 15) TO PROVIDE A PUBLIC TRANSPORT LINK BETWEEN SHA TIN AND URBAN KOWLOON OUTSIDE THE OPERATING HOURS OF KMB AND KCR SERVICES.

THE NEW ROUTES WILL BE OPERATED BY THE EXISTING NEW TERRITORIES GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 63K AND 65K AS PART OF THEIR SERVICES.

THE SERVICE PROVIDED BY ROUTE 63K WILL RUN BETWEEN PAK TIN (MUI LEE TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA) TO MONG KOK MTR STATION, WHILE THE ROUTE OPERATED BY 65K WILL BE FROM SIU LEK YUEN TO MONG KOK MTR STATION. THE NEW ROUTES WILL PASS THROUGH MAJOR ROADS IN URBAN KOWLOON INCLUDING WATERLOO ROAD, PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, ARGYLE STREET, NELSON STREET, SAI YEE STREET, MONG KOK ROAD AND SAI YEUNG CHOI STREET.

THE OPERATING HOURS ON THESE ROUTES WILL BE FROM 12.30 AM TO 4.30 AM. THE ROUTE FROM PAK TIN TO MONG KOK WILL OPERATE AT A 15-30 MINUTE INTERVAL, WHILE THE ROUTE FROM SIU LEK YUEN TO MONG KOK WILL OPERATE AT A 20-30 MINUTE FREQUENCY. THE FARES FOR BOTH ROUTES WILL BE $4 FOR A SINGLE JOURNEY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN - SUPPLEMENT

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG T£L- 5-233191

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1986

EMBARGOED NEJS ITEM:

NOTE TO EDITORS OF The following announcement

NEWSPAPERS, NEVS AGENCIES on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List AND BROADCASTING STATIONS: will be made in London at 0001 hours

GUT on Satui^iay, June 14.

Publication is permitted in Hong Kong newspapers tomorrow (Saturday, June 14), but no news agency or overseas radio transmission of the announcement may carry the information without the embargo qualification.

The news may be broadcast from 6 am onwards tomorrow (Saturday, June 14), over the local radio and television stations.

On NO account should any of the recipients of Honours be contacted for interviews, or for information related to their careers, or be approached in any way in connection with their avzards before these have been publicly announced.

HONOURS

Knight Bachelor

OBE - Commander, Order of the British Empire OBE - Officer, Order of the British Empire ISO - Companion, Imperial Service Order MBE - Member, Order of the British Entire BEM - British Empire Medal QPM - Queen’s Police Medal CPM - Colonial Police Medal

Badge of Honour

Queers Birthday Honours 19-86

Knight Bachelor

The Hon. Michael Graham Ruddock SANDBERG, CBE, JP Mr Sandberg has been Chairman of the Hongkong

& Shanghai Banking Corporation since 1977 and an Unofficial Member of Executive Council since 1978. He has other and considerable public service to his credit.

Mr HQ Sin-hang, QBE

Mr Ho was formerly Chairman of the Hang Seng Bank. His established charitable fund has benefitted many Hong Kong and UK institutions.

Mr TANG Chi-chien, OBE

Mr Tang was elected Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce in 1984. He has devoted much of his time to Government advisory work.

• • « .

The Hon. Petfir C. WONG, OBE, JP

Mr Wong is the most senior Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council. He is also Chairman of the Board of Education.

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Dr. Denny HUANG Mong-hwaf JP

Dr. Huang was an elected Urban Councillor. He is presently a member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority.

Dr. the Hon. Henrietta IP Man-hing, JP

Dr. Ip received her professional training as a paediatrician in the United Kingdom and is now in private practice in Hong Kong. v 3he is an Unofficial Member of the Legislative Council.

Dr. KHOO Kian-kang, JP

Dr. Khoo entered Government Service as a Radiologist in 1957. He is now Deputy Director of Medical & Health Services.

Mr KWOK Tak-seng

Mr Kwok is the founder of Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. The cardio-thoracic centre at the Grantham Hospital has benefitted by his charitable donations.

Mr Stephen LAU Man-lung, JP

Mr Lau has been an appointed Urban Councillor since 1977. He is presently the Chairman of the Entertainment Select Committee and previously a Member 9 of the Textile Advisory Board.

/O.B.U. (Cant’d) .........

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O.B.E. (Cont’d)

Mr Norman Bertram STALKER, MBE

Mr Stalker was appointed as Principal Auditor in Hong Kong in 1968. His civil service began in 1951• He is presently Director of Audit.

Mr Hugh Gordon ARDLEY, JP

Mr Ardley began his career in the Home Civil Service in 1946. He is presently Postmaster General.

Mr Harold Campbell BEATON, JP

Mr Beaton joined the Hong Kong Government in 1960. He is presently Director of Highways.

Dr James William HAYES, JP

Dr. Hayes joined the Colonial Administrative Service in 1956. He is presently -Regional Secretary (New Territories).

Mr James Conley PRISK

Mr Prisk joined the Hong Kong Government as a Prisons Officer in 1956. He is presently Deputy

Commissioner of Customs & Excise.

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M.B.E.

Mr Stephen Alexa, der Wallace BOWMAN

Mr Bowman has been engaged in highway engineering for the past 20 years. He was a Government Engineer before recently retiring to the United Kingdom.

Mr LAM Tak-mong

Mr Lam has devoted much of his life to community services in the Shaukiwan hillside. He is an appointed member of the Eastern District Board.

Mr Norman LEUNG Nai-pang

Mr Leung is a Council Member of the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, a Member of the Board of Review of Inland Revenue, of the Television Advisory Board, and of the Housing Authority Home Ownership Scheme. He is presently Regional Commander (Hong Kong) Civil Aid Services.

Mr David LOW Shiu-kwong

Mr Low has devoted a great deal of his leisure time to improve facilities for the handicapped. He is presently a Chief Force Welfare Officer.

Mr Laurie Robert MACCULLOCH

Mr MacCulloch’s career as a civil servant in the service of several governments has spanned 40 years. He was recently an Administrative Officer, Staff Grade C, before retiring to New Zealand.

(Cont’d) ....

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M.B.E. (Cont’d)

Mr Kenneth Yuhung TQNGSQN

Mr Tongson has been actively involved in the work of key committees concerned with industrial safety. He is presently a Director and Development Manager of Star Industrial Co. Ltd.

Mr Norman Clement TUCKER

Mr Tucker joined the Colonial Service in 1950 and the Hong Koncj Government in 1964. He is presently Principal Government Engineer.

Mr Borhyen WANG

Mr Wang joined the Mines Division in 1956. He is presently a Superintendent of Mines.

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B.E.M.

Mr CHAN Kwok-tok

Mr Chan joined the Government in 1950 and retired as a Chief Judicial Clerk in July 1985.

Mr CHAN Pak-nam

Mr Chan joined the Civil Aid Services in 1956 and is now a Supervisor, Kowloon West District.

/B.E.M. (Cant'd) ........

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B. E. M. (Cont’d)

Mr CHEUNG Ki-lung

Mr Cheung joined the Government in 1954 and

is now a Clerical Officer in the Education Department.

Mr CHOW She-kuen

Mr Chow joined the Government in 1957 and is now in the Correctional Services Department.

Mr HU Ping-chao

Mr Hu joined the Government in 1954 and is now a Clerical Officer in the Housing Department.

Mr IP Pak-kwan

Mr Ip joined the Post Office in 1956 and is now Superintendent of Posts.

Mr LO Bun

Mr Do joined the Government in 1950 and is

now a Foremanz Royal Hong Kong Regimentt(The Volunteers)

i 1 I

Mrs Megan MCINTOSH

Mrs McIntosh joined the Government in 1963 and

is now a Senior Personal Secretary in Special Branch.

I 1 ■ i

Mr SIT Sajjtg । Mr Sit joined the Government in 1947 and now

serves in the Medical & Health Department.

/P,E«M. (Cont'd)

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B.E.K. (Cant'd)

Mrs SZETO HO Yee-yee * Mrs Szeto joined the Government in 1957 and is now serving in the Medical & Health Department.

Mr WAN Chung-ping

Mr Wan has served in the Auxiliary Medical , ।

Services since 1952.

i * Mr WONG Sheung-fun

Mr Wong joined the Hong iKong Civil Service in !

1955 and is now an Artisan in the Technical Education and Industrial Training Department■

Q.P.M.

Mr Philip DAVIES, CPM

Mr Davies joined the Royal Hong Kong Police Force in 1957 and rose to the present rank of .Chief Superintendent in 1980.

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(RHKP)

Mr Timothy Francis BABINGTON

Mr Babington joined the RHKPF in 1959 and rose to his present rank of Senior Superintendent in 1983.

Mr Ronald Frederick CURLEWIS

Mr Curlewis joined the RHKPF in 1958 and rose to his present rank of Senior Superintendent in 1984.

Mr Robert Michael Anslow HARPER

Mr Harper served in the Colonial Police from 1953 and joined the RHKPF in 1965. He rose to his present rank of Senior Superintendent in 1982.

Mr David Martin HODSON

Mr Hodson joined the RHKPF in 1962 and rose to his present rank of Senior Superintendent in 1983.

Mr KO Mun-hang

Mr Ko joined the RHKPF in 1953 and rose to his present rank of Station Sergeant in 1973.

Mr LEE Yu-yin

Mr Lee joined the RHKPF in 1959 and rose to his present rank of Chief Inspector in 1971.

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(RHW. (Cont'd)___

Mr NG Chun-fai

Mr Ng joined the RHKPF in 1951 and rose to his present rank of Chief Inspector in 1979.

Mrs WONG LEUNG Kam-shan

Mrs Wong joined the RHKPF in 1963 and rose to her present rank of Woman Senior Superintendent in 1981.

Mr YAU Ah-fuk

Mr Yau joined the RHKPF in 1958 and rose to his present rank of Sergeant in 1971.

Mr YUEN Yun-lam

Mr Yuen joined the RHKPF in 1956 and rose to his prrsent rank of Station Sergeant in 1982.

C.P.M.

(FSD)

Mr CHENG Bun

Mr Cheng joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1956 and rose to his present rank of Principal Fireman in 1970.

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C.P.M.

(PSD) (Cont’d)

Mr LEE Kin-chung

Mr Lee joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1962 and rose to his present rank of Senior Divisional Officer in 1982.

Mr TANG Siu

Mr Tang joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1962 and rose to his present rank of Senior Divisional Officer in 1983.

Mr WONG Man-chiu

Mr Wong joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1962 and rose to his present rank of Senior Divisional Officer in 1983.

Mr YUNG Po-wah

Mr Yung joined the Hong Kong Fire Services Department in 1960 and rose to his present rank of Senior Ambulance Officer in 1981.

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Mr CHAN Winq-hing

Mr Chan started his community service in Tuen Mun in 1960 and is a member of the Tuen Mun District Fight Crime Committee.

Mr CHEUK Kwai-wing

Mr Cheuk has been a member of the Ho Man Tin South Area Committee since 1979. He takes an active interest in community service such as the Clean Hong Kong Campaign.

Mr CHEUNG Chee-wang

Mr Cheung has taken an active part in the community of Chu Koo Chai Village for about 20 years. He is a member of the Nam Shan/Yau Yat Chuen Area Committee.

Dr. CHEUNG Miu-ching

Dr. Cheung began her community service in 1975. She is a member of the Sha Tin District Board and a lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the Department of Psychology.

Mr CHIU Chun-tung

Mr Chiu has served for many years in several capacities of many social welfare organisations in the »

New Territories. Mr Chiu has also served as a co-opted Member of the Tsuen Wan District Board for the last

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3 years.

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Mr CHOW Yuk-tong

Mr Chow was elected Village Representative of Yung Shue Ha in South Lamma. In 1983 he was elected as the youngest Rural Committee Chairman in its history.

Mr KI Ka

Mr Ki is a veteran community leader. He is presently the Vice-Chairman of the Sham Shu Po Sports Association and Executive Member of the Sham Shui Po Arts Associationt the two leading organisations in district community activities.

Mr KWAN Pui

Mr Kwan has devoted much time and effort to improve the environment of the industrial area of San Po Kong and Wong Tai Sin Districts.

Mr LAU Tak

Mr Lau has served the communi,ty in the Kowloon City District for over 16 years. Mr Lau is presently the Chairman of the Lok Sin Tong Benevolent Society.

Mr WONG Kan-fong

Mr Wong has served the Wong Tai Sin community for many years including being a member of the District Board.

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Mr WU Chor-nam

Mr Wu has been active in the affairs of Sheung Wan for many years past and is Chairman of the Sheung Wan Area Committee. Mr Wu is also a member of the District Fight Crime Committee and Honorary President of the District Junior Police Call.

Mr YEUNG Yuk-chiu ... . — r

Mr Yeung has served the Yuen Long community by contributing to regional scouting and community activities in the north western New Territories. He has served on Government sponsored campaign committees including Fight Crime, Clean Hong Kong and Anti-narcotics campaigns.

Mr YIP Chi-kwong

Mr Yip began his community service in the Po Leung Kuk and South Kowloon Lion Club 10 years ago. He is presently Chairman of the Chung Sing Benevolent Society.

QJJEfN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS 1986

BRITISH FORCES

The following members of the British Forces who are serving or having recently served in the Hong Kong Command are recipients of awards in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

C.B

Brigadier J. P. W. Friedberger M.B.E. (formerly Commander Royal Brunei Armed

Forces)

Lieutenant Colonel M. C. Barrett, Queen's Gurkha Signals

now serving in Nepal

Captain (Queen's Gurkha Officer) Partapsing Gurung

31 Squadron Gurkha Transport Regiment

Sergeant M. Aslam, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Attached to

2nd Battalion

7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

ISSUED BY GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE. HONG KONG. TEL: 5-233191

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FURTHER DISCUSSIONS ON RELATIONSHIP - SIR EDWARD .. 1

GOVERNOR VISITS YUEN LONG STADIUM.................. 2

SHING MUN RIVER TO Be CLEANED UP................... 5

CHIEF SECRETARY SEES PARK FUN...................... 4

UN. TPLOYMENT SITUATION STABLE IN FEBRUARY - APRIL . 4

SLIGHT DROP IN TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS ............... 6

GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO ANTI-SMOKING ACTION ....... 8

INFORMATION CHIEF VISITS EXPO .................... 10

YOUTH VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CLEAN BEACHES ........... 10

SWD WARNING ON IMPOSTORS ......................... 11

FANLING PLOT UP FOR TENDER........................ 12

REMINDER FOR WOMEN BORN BETWEEN 1926 - 1930 ...... 12

OFFICES UN THE MOVE .............................. 14

DETAILS OF DIVERSION SCHEME FOR FLYOVaR RECONSTRUCTION ................................  1*

CHILDREN'S PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM IN KWAI CHUNG .. 15

WONG NaI CHUNG GAP ROAD BjiN ..................... 15

ROAD CLOSED, TlXI RESTRICTED ZONE................. 16

LEFT-TURN BaN IN SHaM SHUI PO..................... 16

SAI KUNG WaTER CUT ............................... 16

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FURTHER DISCUSSIONS ON X *

RELATIONSHIP - SIR EDWARD * * * *

THE RELATIONSHIP IN THE FUTURE BETWEEN THE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITIES AND LEGISLATURE IN HONG KONG WILL HAVE TO BE FURTHER DISCUSSED, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER ATTENDING THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ACTIVITIES IN YUEN LONG, SIR EDWARD POINTED OUT THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO BODIES WAS SET OUT IN THE ANNEX TO THE JOINT DECLARATION AND THAT SPECIFIED HOW THE LEGISLATURE WOULD BE FORMED.

+IT (THE JOINT DECLARATION) SAYS THAT THE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITIES WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE LEGISLATURE AND THAT IS NOT A SIMPLE MATTER OF WORDING,* HE SAID.

+ IT REALLY IS A WHOLE SERIES OF RELATIONSHIPS WHICH EXIST BETWEEN ANY EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATURE, AND THAT HAS BEEN BUILT UP IN HONG KONG.

♦ THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP OF ACCOUNTABI LITY ALREADY BETWEEN THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND THE LEGISLATURE WHICH IS THE COMBINATION OF A WHOLE SERIES OF RELATIONSHIPS.

+ WHAT SHOULD BE THE RELATIONSHIP IN THE FUTURE, THAT WILL HAVE TO HAVE SOME FURTHER DISCUSSIONS.*

THE GOVERNOR NOTED THAT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE TWO BODIES WERE QUITE DIFFERENT. +THE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXECUTION OF POLICY, RECOMMENDATION OF POLICY, FORMATION OF POLICY.

♦THE LEGISLATURE IS THERE TO PASS LAWS, THAT IS NOT THE FUNCTION OF THE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITIES, THAT IS THE FUNCTION OF THE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY.

♦AT THE PRESENT TIME, THE LEGISLATURE HAS THE POWER TO VOTE FUNDS. NOTHING CAN BE DONE IN HONG KONG OTHER THAN VOTING FUNDS BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE.

+1 THINK WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO LOOK AT THE WHOLE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO BODIES, THEIR DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS AND WHICH ONE OF THEM IS GOING TO DO WHAT.*

ASKED TO COMMENT ON THE WORD +ACCOUNTABLE+ IN RELATION TO THE CHINESE CONSTITUTION, SIR EDWARD SAID HE WOULDN’T WANT TO INTERPRET THE CHINESE CONSTITUTION.

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+ BUT WHAT THE JOINT DECLARATION SAYS IS THAT THE EXECUTIVE AUTHORITIES SHALL BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE LEGISLATURE AND SHALL ABIDE BY THE LAW FOR EXAMPLE.

♦SO I SAY DON’T TAKE SIMPLISTIC INTERPRETATIONS OF INDIVIDUAL WORDS. LOOK AT THE WHOLE RANGE OF RELATIONSHIPS,+ HE ADDED.

ASKED ABOUT GOVERNMENT’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM, HE SAID THERE WOULD HAVE TO BE LEGISLATION WHICH LAID DOWN JUST AS THERE WAS IN THE CASE OF KCR AND MTR.

+SO IF YOU WANT A LIGHT RAIL, AND I THINK THERE IS NEED FOR A LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM UP HERE, THEN THERE WILL HAVE TO BE LEG I SLAT I ON,+ HE ADDED.

+BUT ESSENTIALLY, OF COURSE, THE MOUNTING OF THE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE KCR, AND THEY ARE GOING ABOUT IT IN A VERY PROFESSIONAL MANNER, I THINK.+

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GOVERNOR VISITS YUEN LONG STADIUM

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (SATURDAY) ATTENDED RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS EVENTS HELD AT YUEN LONG STADIUM TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY.

SIR EDWARD WAS WELCOMED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR CHEUNG YAN-LUNG, AND THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR MICHAEL SUEN.

THE PARTY TOURED THE VARIOUS PARTS OF THE STADIUM TO SEE ABOUT 10 □□□ RESIDENTS PARTICIPATING IN FUN GAMES, SPORTS AND PONY-RID ING.

BEFORE DEPARTING, SIR EDWARD WATCHED A WATER CARNIVAL IN PROGRESS AT THE YUEN LONG PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL.

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SHING MUN RIVER TO BE CLEANED UP *****

THE GOVERNMENT WILL SPEND A FEW MILLION DOLLARS THIS SUMMER TO CLEAN UP THE SHING MUN RIVER IN SHA TIN, THE CHItr Sc^RcTAxY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER ATTENDING THE QUE' DK’HDAY CELEBRATIONS AT VICTORIA PARK, SIR DAViD SAIL SHI UN WAS A VERY DIRTY AND SMELLY RIVER AND WAS DUE FOR A CLEAN-UP.

POINTING OUT THAT WORK WOULD START IN JULY OR AUGLC., HE SAID- +WE’VE NOW IDENTIFIED THE MAIN SOURCES OF POL II AND WILL BE TACKLING THEM. AND AT THE SAME TIME WE WILL BE DREDGING THE RIVER BOTTOM - GETTING RID OF THE MUD, AND HOPEFULLY IT WON’T BE SO SMELLY AS IT WAS BEFORE.+

HE ADDED THAT IT WAS HOT ONLY A QUESTION OF DREDGING, BUT WAS ALSO A QUESTION OF TAKING PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO STOP IT HAPPENING AGAIN.

THESE WOULD INCLUDE THE CLEARING OF EFFLUENT WHICH WENT INTO THE RIVER FROM FACTORIES AND OTHER SOURCES.

♦WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE EFFLUENT FROM FACTORIES GOES DOWN THE RIGHT DRAINS AND NOT INTO THE RIVER,+ HE NOTED.

ASKED ABOUT THE TIMING OF THE CLEAN-UP, SIR DAVID SAID THE RIVER HAD BEEN DREDGED ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO.

♦SINCE THEN THE SMELLY SILT ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER HAS ACCUMULATED. SO IT’S TIME TO CLEAR IT UP AGAIN. AT THIS TIME AND BETWEEN CLEARINGS, WE MUST ALSO STOP THE SOURCES,* HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER SOME SORT OF LEGISLATION WOULD BE ENFORCED TO STOP PEOPLE FROM POLLUTING RIVERS, SIR DAVID SA ID THE GOVERNMENT HAD PUBLISHED A CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON THE CONTROL OF• agricultural wastes.

♦THAT CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT HAS ALREADY GONE POUND ALL THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND THE RESULTS OF THAT CONSULTATION ARE ALL IN, AND rtE ARE NOW DECIDING WHAT TO DO ABOUT AGRICULTURAL WASTES.*

SIR DAVID ADDED THAT THIS wOULD HAVE A DIRECT EFFECT ON SHING MUN RIVER BECAUSE THERE WERE MANY PIGS IN THE SHING MUN AREA.

ASKED WHETHER OTHER RIVERS WOULD ALSO BE CLEARED, SIR DM ID SAID HE THOUGHT THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WANTED THESE RIVERS TO BE CLEANED UP.

+THEY ARE RATHER FED UJ wITH THE STATE THAT THEY’VE GOT INTO. SO I THINK WE’VE ALL GOT TO MAKE BIG EFFORT. ALL OF US, IT S NOT JUST THE GOVERNMENT. IT’S EVERYBODY THAT HAS GOT TO MAKE AN EFFORT,♦ HE SAID.

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CHIEF SECRETARY SEES PARK FUN

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THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (SATURDAY) ATTENDED RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS EVENTS HELD AT THE VICTORIA PARK TO CELEBRATE THE QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY.

SIR DAVID WAS WELCOMED BY THE DIRECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES, NR CHUI KAM- THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE CF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MR SAMUEL WONG- AND THE CHIEF MANAGER (LEISURE SERVICES) HONG KONG OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, NR R.F. POLLARD.

SIR DAVID PRESENTED A SOUVENIR PENNANT TO THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE BAND AFTER LISTENING TO ITS PERFORMANCE.

HE THEN PROCEEDED TO THE GRASS PITCHES TO WATCH FUN GAMES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS AND CHILDREN AND A HANDBALL KNOCKOUT COMPETITION.

SIR DAVID RECEIVED A SOUVENIR PENNANT PRESENTED TO HIM BY CHILDREN TAKING PART IN THE FUN GAMES.

THE CHIEF SECRETARY LATER TOURED THE VARIOUS PARTS OF THE PARK TO SEE RESIDENTS PARTICIPATING IN BALL-GAME COMPETITIONS, A +DANCE-FOR-ALL+ AND A FITNESS EXERCISE. _____

UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION STABLE IN FEBRUARY - APRIL

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THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION REMAINED STABLE WHILE THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION IMPROVED SLIGHTLY IN THE QUARTER FEBRUARY -APRIL 1936 COMPARED WITH THE QUARTER ENDING JANUARY 1986, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS POINTED OUT THAT THE DEFINITIONS OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT HAVE BEEN MODIFIED SINCE JANUARY 1985 TO CONFORM WITH THE LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO). THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS COMPILED UNDER THE NEW DEFINITIONS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED FOR A YEAR, ALONG WITH THOSE COMPILED UNDER THE OLD DEFINITIONS. HOWEVER, FROM NOW ON, ONLY THE NEW SERIES WILL BE PUBLISHED.

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UNDER THE NEW DEFINITIONS, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR FEBRUARY - APRIL 1986 *AS 3.2 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE RATES OF 3.0 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JANUARY 1986 AND 3.2 PER CENT FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR. THE INCREASE GF 0.2 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER IS STATISTICALLY NOT SIGN IFICANT.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE QUARTER FEBRUARY-APRIL 1986 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 85 400, COMPARED WITH 80 800 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JANUARY 1986 AND 81 200 FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR.

UNDER THE NEW DEFINITIONS. THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR FEBRUARY-APRIL 1986 WAS 2.2 PER CENT, WHICH COMPARES WITH THE RATE OF 2.5 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JANUARY 1986. THE RATE FOR FEBRUARY - APRIL 1985 WAS 1.3 PER CENT. THE DECREASE OF 0.3 PERCENTAGE POINT COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER AND THE INCREASE OF 0.9 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER 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 FEBRUARY-APRIL 1986 WAS 57 700, COMPARED WITH 67 100 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING JANUARY 1986 AND 34 500 FOR FEBRUARY-APRIL 1985. CONSISTENT WITH THE LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 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.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR CENSUS AND STATISTICS POINTED OUT THAT wHILE THE EFFECT OF THE MODIFICATION OF DEFINITION ON THE ESTIMATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT IS MARGINAL, ITS EFFECT ON THE ESTIMATE OF UNDEREMPLOYMENT IS QUITE CONSIDERABLE. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATES UNDER THE OLD AND THE NEW DEFINITIONS IS MAINLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE FACT THAT PERSONS WORKING LESS THAN 35 HOURS A WEEK FOR ECONOMIC REASONS WHO WERE NOT SEEKING MORE WORK BUT WERE AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL WORK ARE REGARDED AS UNDEREMPLOYMENT UNDER THE NEW DEFINITIONS BUT NOT UNDER THE OLD DEFINITIONS.

COMMENTING UPON 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 FOR THE VARIATION 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 UNDEREM'r OYMENT RATES COVERING THE LATEST THREE-MONTH PERIOD COULD EE MADE AVAILABLE WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SURVEY. THESE PROVIDE AN EARLY INDICATION OF THE LATEST TREND iN THE UNcM--_0YMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION. THE PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) FOR MARCH - MAY 1986 WAS 2.9 PER CENT AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 2.4 PER CENT. (THE UNADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR FEBRUARY - APRIL 1986 WAS 3.2 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 OOO HOUSEHOLDS OR 53 000 PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-INSTI TUTIONAL POPULATION IN HONG KONG. PERSONAL AND LABOUR FORCE DATA WERE OBTAINED IN TmE SURVEY BY INTERVIEWING EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AGED 15 AND ABOVt IN THE HOUSEHOLDS SAMPLED. IN THE SURVEY, THE DEFINITIONS USED IN MEASURING UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOLLOW CLOSELY THOSc 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 MARCH 1986 SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AROUND JUNE 20.

SLIGHT DROP IN TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS *****

THERE WAS A SLIGHT DROP IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRANSPORT SERVICES, ACCORDING TO THE QUARTERLY REPORT NO. 2 OF 1985-86 RELEASED BY THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT (TCU) TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE REPORT, WHICH COVERS THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY TO MARCH 1986, RECORDED A TOTAL OF 1 423 COMPLAINTS, 59 CASES FEWER THAN THE 1 482 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER. HOWEVER, COMPARED «ITH THE CORRESPONDING PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE FIGURE REPRESENTED A 50 PtK CENT INCREASE.

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THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE TCU, MR MOHAMMED RUMJAHN, SAID COMPLAINTS ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ACCOUNTED FOR 608 CASES OR MORE THAN TWO-FIFTHS OF ALL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED.

BUS SERVICES AND GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES WERE THE PRINCIPAL TARGETS OF COMPLAINTS ALTHOUGH COMPLAINTS ABOUT BUS SERVICES DECREASED FROM 470 CASES IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER TO 390 CASES THIS QUARTER.

NOTING THAT THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT INADEQUATE BUS SERVICES ON THE HONG KONG ISLAND DECREASED FROM 56 TO 47, MR RUMJAHN SAID THIS COULD BE ATTRIBUTED TO IMPROVEMENTS MADE BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1985 AND MARCH WHEN NINE EXISTING BUS ROUTES IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WERE STRENGTHENED AND TWO NEW ROUTES INTRODUCED.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT INADEQUATE BUS SERVICES IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES ALSO DECREASED, FROM 120 TO 98, AND ABOUT HALF OF THEM INVOLVED BUS SERVICES IN TUEN MUN AND TAI PO. THERE WAS A MARKED REDUCTION IN COMPLAINTS RECEIVED FROM RESIDENTS OF SHA TIN.

+COMPLAINTS ABOUT INADEQUATE BUS SERVICES ARE TAKEN UP WITH THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AS THESE CASES ARE RELATED TO SERVICES ABOVE THE LEVEL OF PROVISION OR OUTSIDE THE ROUTE NETWORK AGREED WITH THE FRANCHISED BUS COMPANIES,* MR RUMJAHN EXPLAINED.

THE UNIT ALSO RECEIVED FEWER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE STANDARD CF SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE T*0 MAJOR FRANCHISED BUS COMPANIES -134 tvERE DIRECTED AT THE CHINA MOTOR BUS COMPANY LIMITED AND 75 AGAINST THE KOWLOON MOTOR BUS COMPANY LIMITED. THESE COMPLAINTS WERE MAINLY CONCERNED WITH REGULARITY OF SERVICE, CONDUCT OF BUS DRIVERS AND CONDITION OF BUSES.

+COMPLAINTS ABOUT STANDARD OF SERVICE WERE REFERRED TO THE BUS COMPANIES FOR ACTION. OF THESE, APPROXIMATELY TWO-FIFTHS OF THE CASES *ERE FOUND BY THE BUS COMPANIES TO BE SUBSTANTIATED AFTER INVESTIGATION,* MR RUMJAHN SAID.

GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES ATTRACTED A SLIGHTLY SMALLER NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS, DOWN FROM 113 IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER TO 99 THIS QUARTER. THE MAIN AREAS OF COMPLAINTS WHICH wERE SUBSEQUENTLY TAKEN UP WITH THE INDIVIDUAL OPERATORS THROUGH THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT INCLUDED NON-ADHERENCE TO ROUTE ING, CONDUCT AND PERFORMANCE OF DRIVERS, IRREGULAR SERVICE AND OVERCHARGING.

COMMENTING ON AN INCREASE IN COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SERVICES OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY (KCR) AND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY (MTR), MR RUMJAHN SAID THAT FOR THE KCR, THIS COULD MAINLY Be ATTRIBUTED TO MORE COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRAIN DELAY CAUSED BY TRACK-LAYING WORKS AT TAI WAI STATION WHILE THE INCREASE FOR THE MTR COULD BE DUE TO MORE SUGGESTIONS CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS TO PASSENGER SERVICES AND PAC ILITIES AT STATIONS.

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THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS LEVELLED AGAINST TAXI SERVICE INCREASED STEADILY. MOST WERE ABOUT OVERCHARGING, REFUSING HIRE AND MISCONDUCT GF DRIVERS.

MR RUMJAHN POINTED OUT THAT COMPLAINANTS ABOUT MALPRACTICES BY TAXI DRIVERS WERE ADVISED TO REPORT THE ALLEGED OFFENCES TO THE POLICE AS THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE IS THE STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

A TOTAL OF 267 COMPLAINTS ABOUT ROAD CONGESTION WERE RECEIVED, REPRESENTING NEARLY ONE-FIFTH OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS RECEIVED IN THE QUARTER AND AN 80 PER CENT INCREASE OVER THAT FOR THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. THE AREAS CONCERNED WERE MAINLY KWUN TONG, WAN CHAI, CENTRAL AND WESTERN.

THE MAIN AREAS OF COMPLAINT INCLUDED TRAFFIC LIGHTS, TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS AND VEHICLE OBSTRUCTION. AS IN THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, OVER HALF OF THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT VEHICLE OBSTRUCTION WERE DIRECTED AGAINST PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES.

MR RUMJAHN SAID ABOUT ONE-SIXTH OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS RECEIVED DURING THE QUARTER INVOLVED PROPOSALS ON TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES, REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC AIDS AND PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES. THESE WERE REFERRED TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT FOR CONSIDERATION.

‘.OTE TO EDITORS:

COPIES OF THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT QUARTERLY REPORT NO. 2 Im ENGLISH AND CHINESE ARE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS uUTY OFFICER.

GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO ANTI-SMOKING ACTION * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS COMMITTED TO WARNING PEOPLE OF THE DANGERS OF SMOKING AND IT WILL BE THE SUBJECT OF ONE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S MAJOR PUBLICITY CAMPAIGNS THIS YEAR. THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE CANCER FIGHTERS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT, MR CHAMBERS SAID THAT CIGARETTE SMOKING WAS DESCRIBED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION AS THE MAJOR AVOIDABLE CAUSE OF ILL HEALTH AND PREMATURE MORTALITY IN MANY COUNTRIES.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1986

♦ THE ORGANISATION HAS ESTIMATEDTHATIMSUCHGOUNTRIESABQUT on PER CENT OF ALL CASES OF LUNG CANCER ARE CAUSED BY SMOKING. IN HONG KONG ABOUT 2 100 PEOPLE DIE OF LUNG CANCER ANNUALLY,* HE

SAID.

HE ESTIMATED THAT EVERY YEAR ABOUT 1 900 DEATHS OR A QUARTER CF THE CANCER DEATHS IN HONG KONG WERE CAUSED BY SMOKING.

CANCER, THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH IN HONG KONG SINCE THE 196O’S, NOW CLAIMED OVER 7 400 LIVES ANNUALLY, OR ABOUT 140 DEATHS PER 100 000 POPULATION.

THIS MORTALITY RATE WAS ALMOST TWICE THAT OF HEART DISEASE, THE SECOND LARGEST CAUSE OF DEATH, MR CHAMBERS SAID.

ALTHOUGH THE ULTIMATE CONTROL OF CANCER DEPENDED LARGELY ON CONTINUING RESEARCH AND ADVANCES IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY. ITS IMPACT COULD BE REDUCED WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY, HE SAID.

HE POINTED OUT THAT EFFECTIVE TREATMENT WOULD BE POSSIBLE IN MANY CASES WHICH WERE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF DOCTORS AT AN EARLY STAGE.

MR CHAMBERS CONGRATULATED THE PEN ^SULAJAYCEES, THE KWUN TONG rnMMiihJiTY HFAI TH PROJECT OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN MEDICAL StRViut, IStCancer soc iety and all those involved >h the ORGANISATION OF THE CANCER FIGHTERS PROJECT.

tmf PRO JECT INVOLVES A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING AN EXHIBITION, A SEMINAR, A/^ND-RA IS I NG WALK ATHON AND COUNSELL I NG SESSIONS WHICH WILL BE HELD DURING THE NEXT THREE WEEKS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

TEXT OF MR CHAMBERS’ SPEECH IN ENGLISH WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM THE GIS DUTY OFFICER.

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INFORMATION CHIEF VISITS EXPO

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ON THE EVE OF THE FIRST VANCOUVER DRAGON HELD THIS WEEKEND (JUNE 14 AND 15) IN CANADA, INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHN CHAN, HAS FLOWN SAN FRANCISCO TO JOIN IN THE FESTIVITIES.

BOAT RACES TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF

THERE FROM

MR CHAN HAS JUST CONCLUDED HIS MONTH-LONG TRIP TO AMERICA AS A GUEST OF THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY’S INTERNATIONA,. VISITORS PROGRAMME.

ON THE INVITATION OF THE RACE ORGANISERS, THE VANCOUVER CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE, HE WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY TO BE HELD ON JUNE 15 WHEN THE GRAND CHAMPION TEAM HAS EMERGED.

WHILE IN VANCOUVER, MR CHAN VISITED THE HONG KONG PAVILION AND A NUMBER OF OTHER PAVILIONS AT EXPO ’86.

HE ALSO MET WITH THE HONG KONG PAVILION STAFF WHO BRIEFED HIM ON THE HONG KONG DAY CELEBRATION PROGRAMME SCHEDULED FOR JJLY 18.

THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF THE PAVILION, MR EDWARD HUNG, TOLD MR CHAN THAT THE PAVILION HAS BEEN WELL-RECEIVED BY VISITORS OF THE WORLD EXPOSITION AND FEW DAYS AGO, THE VANCOUVER SUN RATED THE HONG KONG SHOW AS EXCELLENT BY GIVING FOUR STARS TO IT OUT OF A MAXIMUM OF FIVE.

MR HUNG ALSO ADDED THAT THE NUMBER OF VISITORS WHO HAVE SEEN THE HONG KONG EXHIBITORY HAS TOPPED OVER 320 000.

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YOUTH VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CLEAN BEACHES

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SIX HUNDRED SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT VOLUNTEERS WILL PATROL BEACHES THIS SUMMER AS PART OF AN URBAN COUNCIL EFFORT TO DI SCOURAGE LITTERING BY BEACHGOERS.

THE FORM FOUR AND FIVE STUDENTS RECRUITED FROM 29 SCHOOLS WERE TODAY (SATURDAY) INDUCTED INTO THE COUNCIL’S SEVENTH AUXILIARY LITTER WARDEN (ALW) SCHEME.

/THIS IS .......

SATUxiDAY, JUNE 14, 19&6

T„ I |C TUP first TIME THAT THE RANKS OF ALw’S . iuL COMPRlSt SECONDARY STUDENTS. IN PAST YEARS ALL ALw’^ «ERE POST-SECONDARY STUDEtTS.

ON WEEKENDS THROUGHOUT JULY AND AUGUST THE -iLL,.r

ASSIST URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT STAFF Ii\ CLEAN BEACHY -lD ALSO ADVISE POTENTIAL L ITTEREUGS TO USE LITTERBINS.

THEY WILL BE ON DUTY AT REPULSE BAY, DEEP WATER BAY, STanLcxY MAIN BEACH, SHEK 0 AND BIG WAVE BAY.

SPEAKING TO THE NEW LITTER WARDENS TODAY (SATURDAY), A vCmrctc af tmf URRAKI COUNCIL’S KE^P HONG KONG CLEAN COMM I FTEE, RONALD JeUNGsJiStSaT THE TASK FOR WHICH THEY HAD VOLUNTEERED WAS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT IN THE CONTINUING EFFORT TO KEEP

HONG

THEN,

KONG CLEAN.

THE ALw’S WILL WEAR WHILE ON PATROL.

CAPS AND T-SHIRTS wHICH W ILL IDENTIFY

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SWD WARNING ON IMPOSTORS

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fociai WELFARE DEPARTMENT HAS APPEALED TO ELDERLY i-EOPLE n II IES ESPECIALLY RECIPIENTS OF PUBlIC ASSISTANCE,

5?%™™ GUMD IIaInIt PISONS Wisely claim.ng to be swd staff.

THF APPEAL FOLLOWS THE OCCURRENCE OF A NUMBER OF CASES INVOLVING DECEPTION IN WONG TAI SIN AND SHAM SHU I PC.

A SWD SPOKESMAN EMPHASISED THAT RECIPIENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE i%£ ms. "Las? sws.

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FANLING PLOT UP FOR TENDER

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THE FIRST PLOT OF LAND IN FANLING FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OVER A COMMERCIAL PODIUM IS TO BE OFFEND BY THE GOVERNMENT SHORTLY.

REGISTERED HOLDERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS ’A’ AND ’ B’) WILL BE INVITED TO TENDER FOR THE SITE WHICH IS CLOSE TO THE RAILWAY STATION.

IT MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 2.28 HECTARES AND THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE REQUIRED UNDER THE BUILDING COVENANT TO BUILD UP TO 2 500 PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL FLATS WITH A TOTAL GROSS FLOOR AREA NOT EXCEEDING 100 000 SQUARE METRES ABOVE THE THIRD LEVEL CF THE DEVELOPMENT.

THE COMMERCIAL PODIUM ON THE LOWER FLOORS WILL HAVE SPACE FOR SHOPS, COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND POSSIBLY A CHILDREN’S NURSERY, AS WELL AS RECREATIONAL AREAS AND SPACE FOR PARKING PRIVATE MOTOR VEHICLES.

THE TOTAL GROSS FLOOR AREA OF THE COMMERCIAL AREA MUST NOT EXCEED 27 500 SQUARE METRES AND THE WHOLE DEVELOPMENT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1990.

THE LEASE TERM WILL EXTEND TO JUNE 30, 2047. THE ANNUAL RENT WILL BE $2 800 UP TO JUNE 30, 1997. AND THEREAFTER AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THREE PER CENT OF THE RATEABLE VALUE OF THE LOT.

ADVERTISEMENTS FOR THE TENDER WILL APPEAR IN THE PRESS AND IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE AT THE END OF JUNE AND DURING JULY. THE CLOSING DATE FOR ACCEPTING TENDERS WILL BE JULY 25..

reminder

THE IMMIGRATION 1927, 1928, 1929 AND JUNE 28.

FOR WOMEN BORN BETWEEN 1926 - 1930 * * * *

tjFPARTMENT HAS REMINDED WOMEN BORN IN 1926, 1936 TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS BEFORE

. FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT UP TO JUNE 12, THE

EIGHT NEW ID CARD ISSUE OFFICES HAD RECEIVED A TOTAL OF 98 53 APPLI CAT IONS.

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IT IS ESTIMATED THAT 22 147 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 WELCOME TO MAKE USE OF THE PHONE-IN SERVICE TO ARRANGE 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.

♦APPLICANTS HAVE TO PROVIDE PERSONAL PARTICULARS SUCH AS NAME, ID CARD NUMBER AND YEAR OF BIRTH TO COMPLETE THE BOOKING PROCEDUkE,+ HE ADDED.

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

HONG KONG : BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, WAN CHAI. 5-747070

EAST KOWLOON : AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD. 3-7553679

WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI. 3-7232442

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. 0-6059108

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

THEN MUN : CHI LOK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, GROUND FLOOR, CHI LOK FA YUEN. 0-862562

SHEUNG SHUI : TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 32-84 0-927155

SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HU I.

THESE OFFICES ARE OPEN FROM 8 AM TO 4.30 PM DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

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OFFICES ON THE MOVE

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THE HEADQUARTERS AND THE COMMERCIAL DIVISION OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT WILL BE MOVING FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO THE 2OTH AND 21ST FLOORS OF THE QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES AT 66 QUEENSWAY, TODAY (SATURDAY).

THESE OFFICES WILL RESUME NORMAL OPERATION AT THE NEW ACCOMMODATION ON TUESDAY (JUNE 17). THE NEW ENQUIRY NUMBER WILL EE 5-8622811.

HOWEVER, THE LAND OFFICE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICES AT THE EXISTING ACCOMMODATION ON THE 1OTH AND 11TH FLOORS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (WEST WING) AT 11 ICE HOUSE STREET, HONG KONG, UNTIL AUGUST 22 THIS YEAR.

DETAILS OF DIVERSION SCHEME FOR FLYOVER RECONSTRUCTION

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON TUESDAY (JUNE 17) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF A MAJOR TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BEGIN AT 3 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM CF THE DEPARTMENT’S KOWLOON AND NEW TERRITORIES REGIONAL OFFICES, ON THE 25TH FLOOR OF THE PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 56 DUNDAS STREET KOWLOON.

THE RECONSTRUCTION, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE. WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC LANE TO THE FLYOVER, ON WHICH TRAFFIC IS NOW REACHING SATURATION LEVEL. TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION, A SERIES OF TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED.

ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR ENGINEER, MR LAM HON-KIT, ENGINEER MA MAN-LEUNG, SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICER MR CAREY WONG, AND HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT o ENGINEER MR EDWARD ROBLIN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1986

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CHILDREN’S PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM IN KWAI CHUNG

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A NEW CHILDREN’S PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM IN KWAI CHUNG WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, ON TUESDAY (JUNE 17).

THE ROTARY CHILDREN PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES MAINLY FOR CHILDREN IN THE WEST REGION OF THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE GYMNASIUM IS BUILT ON A 11O-SQUARE-METRE SITE CONVERTED FROM PART OF THE SOUTH KWAI CHUNG POLYCLINIC CAR PARK, WITH A DONATION OF $750 000 FROM THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE NEW ROTARY CHILDREN PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM ADJACENT TO THE SOUTH KWAI CHUNG POLYCLINIC AT 310 KWAI SHING CIRCUIT AT 3 PM ON TUESDAY.

THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST, DR R.C.T. HO, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE CEREMONY.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE ASKED TO ARRIVE AT THE POLYCLINIC CAR PARK AT 2.45 PM.

WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD BAN *****

TO FACILITATE ROAD MAINTENANCE WORK, NO VEHICLE EXCEEDING FOUR TONNES GROSS, OTHER THAN THOSE REQUIRING ACCESS, WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SECTION OF EASTBOUND WONG NAI CHUNG GAP

ROAD BETWEEN THE STUBBS ROAD ROUNDABOUT AND THE WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD FLYOVER FROM IQ (JUNE 17). THE MEASURE WILL LAST FOR ABOUT

AM ON TUESDAY THREE WEEKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON STUBBS ROAD ROUNDABOUT HEADING FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL BE DIVERTED VIA STUBBS ROAD WESTBOUND, THE UNNAMED LOOP ROAD OUTSIDE LING NAM COLLEGE, STUBBS ROAD EASTBOUND AND THE WONG NAI CHUNG GAP ROAD FLYOVER.

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ROAD CLOSED, TAXI RESTRICTED ZONE *****

FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (JUNE 16), THE SERVICE LANE AT THE REAR OF HOUSES NO. 1 TO 29 OF TAI YIP STREET, KWUN TONG, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT THREE WEEKS TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK THERE.

FROM 10 AM ON JUNE 17, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH NORTHBOUND BETWEEN MODY ROAD AND AUSTIN ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A TAXI RESTRICTED ZONE FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY.

NO TAXIS WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS WITHIN THE RESTR ICTED AREA.

LEFT-TURN BAN IN SHAM SHU I PO

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FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (JUNE 17), THE LEFT-TURN MOVEMENT FROM BOUNDARY STREET EASTBOUND ONTO SAI YEUNG CHOI STREET NORTH WILL BE BANNED TO ALL VEHICLES FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FLYOVER THERE.

MOTORISTS WISHING TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE SECTION OF SAI YEUNG CHOI oTREET NORTH NORTH OF BOUNDARY STREET ARE ADVISED TO TRAVEL VIA TAI PO ROAD SOUTHBOUND AND POPLAR STREET.

SAI KUNG

*

wATER CUT

* *

PREMISES IN

FRFSH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN . .-7

TURNED OFF FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM ON TUESDAY (JUNE

SA I KUNG WILL BE 17) FOR MAINS WORK.

tmp AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY YAU YUE WAN AND HANG HAU TON TncJuDiEg CLEAR wXtIr BAY STUDiO QUARTER YAU YUE WAN VILLAGE,

1 S/SMSF!B&WL*

CFF FROmTpm’oN SeDHESDA* (JUNE F&Sw’touS lS Jay"fOR

MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY CLEAR WATER BAY R0A° BETWEEN NGAN YAN ROAD TO TAI AU MUN INCLUDING YAU YUE WAN, A KUNG WAN, SILVER STRAND BEACH, HANG HAU TOwN, HANG HAU*'NG U °AD» NG FAI TIN MANG KUNG UK, PAN LONG WAN, CHtUNG YEUNG, HA YEUNG, SEUNG SZ WAN, LEUNG FAI TIN AND TAI AU MUN.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

STEPS 'TAKEN TO ELIMINATE HARBOUR ODOUR........................ 1

JANUARY-MAY RAINFALL ABOVE AVERAGE............................. 3

MORE SQUASH COURTS FOR YUEN LONG............................... 6

YAU MA TEI DB MEMBERS ON STUDY TOUR............................ 6

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STEPS TAKEN TO ELIMINATE HARBOUR ODOUR *****

ACTION IS BEING TAKEN TO ELIMINATE THE UNPLEASANT ODOUR THAT WELCOMES ARRIVALS AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHEN THE WIND IS BLOWING IN A CERTAIN DIRECTION.

WORK BEING CARRIED OUT BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE SMELL THAT BELIES THE COMMON TRANSLATION OF THE TERRITORY'S NAME — 'FRAGRANT HARBOUR’ --WILL BEFORE TOO LONG, BE A THING OF THE PAST, SAYS A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LANDS AND WORKS BRANCH.

LIKE MANY PROBLEMS IN HONG KONG, THE SMELL HAS RESULTED FROM A MUSHROOMING GROWTH OF POPULATION, THIS TIME IN THE KOWLOON BAY AREA.

OVER THE YEARS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE SETTLED THERE, EITHER IN GOVERNMENT ESTATES, TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS OR SQUATTER VILLAGES. INDUSTRIES HAVE SPRUNG UP.

THE GROWTH, THOUGH RAPID, HAS BEEN LARGELY UNPLANNED AND THERE HAS, UNTIL NOW, BEEN NO PROPER SEWAGE SYSTEM FOR THIS LARGE POPULATION. SUBSEQUENTLY, BOTH DOMESTIC AND INDUSTRIAL SEWAGE HAS, FOR YEARS, BEEN DISCHARGED INTO KOWLOON BAY TYPHOON SHELTER THROUGH THE KAI TAK AND JORDAN NULLAHS.

THIS HAS RESULTED IN A LAYER OF ORGANIC SEDIMENT BEING DEPOSITED ON THE FLOOR OF THE TYPHOON SHELTER. THE SEDIMENT HAS DEPLETED THE WATER OF ITS OXYGEN, CAUSING THE RELEASE OF HYDROGEN SULPHIDE GAS AND GIVING RISE TO THE UNPLEASANT ODOUR.

QUITE APART FROM ITS SMELL, THE HYDROGEN SULPHIDE ACTUALLY CAUSES DAMAGE. COPPER ELECTRICAL FITTINGS IN AIRCRAFT PARKED NEAR THE TYPHOON SHELTER FOR LONG PERIODS HAVE CORRODED.

+WHY CAN’T THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE SMELL* IS THE UNDERSTANDABLE QUESTION VOICED BY ARRIVALS OVER THE YEARS AT KAI TAK, AND EVEN MORE POINTEDLY BY RESIDENTS OF THE AREA.

IN FACT, SOMETHING HAS BEEN DONE SINCE AS EARLY AS 1983 BY 1HE DRAINAGE (DESIGN) DIVISION OF WHAT IS NOW THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

SO FAR, $15.5 MILLION HAS BEEN SPENT IN THE FIRST TWO STAGES CF A THREE-STAGE ATTACK ON THE POLLUTION AND ITS RESULTING ODOUR.

STAGE ONE, WHICH STARTED LATE IN 1983, WILL COST A TOTAL CF $14 MILLION AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED EARLY NEXT YEAR. THIS INCLUDES DIVERTING WASTE FROM MARK I AND MARK II ESTATE BLOCKS IN THE AREA INTO THE EXISTING SEWER SYSTEM.

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TO DATE, 38 OF 119 BLOCKS IN THE AREA HAVE BEEN MODIFIED AND WORK IS UNDERWAY ON THE OTHERS. AS THE ESTATE BLOCKS ARE TO BE REDEVELOPED BY THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT, THIS SOURCE OF POLLUTION WILL BE LARGELY REMOVED IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

ALSO UNDER STAGE ONE, THREE PUMPING STATIONS AND ASSOCIATED SEWERS HAVE BEEN BUILT TO DIVERT POLLUTED DRY-WEATHER FLOW FROM THE STORM WATER DRAINS INTO THE SEWER SYSTEM. THIS PREVENTS IT BEING DISCHARGED INTO THE TYPHOON SHELTER.

ONE OF THE PUMPING STATIONS IS ALREADY IN OPERATION AND THE OTHER TWO WILL BE COMMISSIONED SHORTLY.

ALREADY COMPLETED LAST YEAR WAS A MAJOR SEWER CROSSING AT JORDAN NULLAH IN KWUN TONG ROAD TO IMPROVE SEWER HYDRAULICS AND PREVENT SEWAGE OVERFLOWING INTO THE NULLAH.

THE FINAL PART OF STAGE ONE IS THE INSTALLATION OF MECHANICAL SCREENS AT PUMPING STATION NO. 2 AT YUK KWAN STREET TO REMOVE FLOATING REFUSE IN THE KAI TAK NULLAH. THESE SHOULD BE IN OPERATION AROUND AUGUST.

PARALLEL WITH STAGE ONE HAS BEEN WORK ON THE $35 MILLION STAGE TWO OF THE ANTI-POLLUTION ACTION. STARTED IN 1984, AND EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE WORK IS AIMED AT OVERCOMING THE PROBLEM OF SEDIMENT AND LACK OF OXYGEN IN THE WATER.

ALREADY, BETWEEN DECEMBER 1984 AND MARCH 1985, 500 000 CUBIC METRES OF ORGANIC SEDIMENT HAS BEEN DREDGED FROM THE TYPHOON SHELTER.

THE NEXT PHASE OF STAGE TWO, NOW UNDERWAY, IS THE INSTALLATION CF OXYGEN INJECTION EQUIPMENT. OXYGENATION OF THE WATER IS EXPECTED TO START IN SEPTEMBER.

A THIRD STAGE, COSTING $30 MILLION, HAS ALREADY BEEN PLANNED. THIS WOULD CONSIST OF FURTHER DREDGING OF ORGANIC SEDIMENT FROM THE TYPHOON SHELTER AND INSTALLATION OF MACHINES TO AERATE THE SURFACE WATER IN THE SHELTER CHANNEL.

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SUFFICIENT TO OVERCOME THE PROBLEM, AND SO A DECiSlC< ON WHETHER TO IMPLEMENT STAGE THREE WILL BE MADE EARLT NEXT YEAR.

MEANWHILE, THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT REGULARLY DESILTS THE NULLAHS TO MAINTAIN A SMOOTH FLOW AND PREVENT THE WATER IN THEM BECOMING STAGNANT. IM 1984, 11 500 CUBIC METRES OF SILT WAS REMOVED FROM THE NULLAH. AND IN 1985 THE TOTAL WAS 17 500 CUBIC METRES.

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TO MONITOR THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MEASURES, THE WATER IS SAMPLED AT 16 STATIONS IN KOWLOON BAY EVERY TWO MONTHS. THE SAMPLES ARE TESTED FOR BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD), SUSPENDED SOLIDS, FAECAL COLIFORM COUNTS, SULPHIDE CONTENTS, PH VALUE, DISSOLVED OXYGEN AND SALINITY.

A CESD SPOKESMAN SAID: +ALTHOUGH THE WATER QUALITY IN THE TYPHOON SHELTER REMAINS DISAPPOINTING THERE HAS BEEN NO FURTHER DETERIORATION.

+SLIGHT IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN BOD. SUSPENDED SOLID. SULPHIDE CONTENT AND FAECAL COLIFORM COUNT AND THERE HAS BEEN LESS FLOATING REFUSE RECORDED AND A REDUCTION IN HYDROGEN SULPHIDE GAS FORMATION IN THE CHANNEL+.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED: +WITH THE START OF PURE OXYGEN INJECTION INTO THE POLLUTED WATER TOWARDS THE LATTER PART OF THIS YEAR, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE DISSOLVED OXYGEN CONTENT OF THE SHELTER WATER COULD BE RAISED TO MORE THAN 10 PER CENT SATURATION. THIS WILL INHIBIT THE RELEASE OF HYDROGEN SULPHIDE GAS AND THE SMELL NUISANCE SHOULD BE SUBSTANTIALLY REDUCED.+

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JANUARY-MAY RAINFALL ABOVE AVERAGE

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THE TOTAL RAINFALL FROM JANUARY TO MAY THIS YEAR, AT 615 MM, WAS 10 PER CENT ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE PERIOD, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTED TODAY (SUNDAY).

ALTHOUGH THE TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS WAS BELOw NORMAL, THE RAINFALL IN MAY, AT 378.7 MM, WAS MORE THAN SUFFICIENT TO MAKE UP THE DEFICIT. AN AMOUNT OF 172.5 ftM, OR 45 PER CENT OF THE MONTH’S TOTAL, WAS RECORDED ON MAY 11 AND 12.

MAY 1 WAS FINE AND WARM. THE WEATHER DETERIORATED ON MAY 2 WITH PERIODS OF RAIN AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS, AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE PASSED SOUTH ACROSS HONG KONG OVERNIGHT.

THERE WERE SUNNY INTERVALS IN THE AFTERNOON OF MAY 3. IT REMAINED FINE AND SUNNY FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS UNTIL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS RECURRED ON MAY 6 AND EARLY ON MAY 7. THE WEATHER IMPROVED LATER ON THE SAME DAY AND REMAINED GENERALLY FINE ON MAY 8 AND 9.

CLOUDY CONDITIONS WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS OCCURRED ON MAY 10 WHEN AN ACTIVE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE TRAVELLED ACROSS INDO-CHINA TO AFFECT SOUTH CHINA.

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HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED HONG KONG ON MAY 11, WITH OVER 2OO MM OF RAINFALL RECORDED IN TAI LAM CHUNG, TAI MO SHAN AND TAI PO. FLOODS WERE REPORTED IN MANY PARTS OF THE TERRITORY, THE MORE SERIOUSLY AFFECTED BEING TAI PO AND WAN CHAI. TWO PEOPLE WERE ALMOST DROWNED IN A FASTFLOWING NULLAH IN TAI PO.

THE HEAVY RAIN CONTINUED ON MAY 12 MORNING, BUT THE WEATHER IMPROVED WITH SUNNY INTERVALS IN THE AFTERNOON AS THE LOW PRESSURE AREA MOVED AWAY FROM HONG KONG TOWARDS TAIWAN.

ALTOGETHER, 48 REPORTS OF FLOODING AND SEVEN OF LANDSLIPS WERE RECEIVED DURING THE DAY BUT THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE RAINSTORM ALSO DAMAGED 110 HECTARES OF VEGETABLE FIELDS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE WEATHER BECAME FINE ON MAY 13, APART FROM A FEW THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOPED IN THE EVENING, AND THE TEMPERATURE IN THE AFTERNOON ROSE TO 31.2 DEGREES CELSIUS, THE HIGHEST RECORDED IN THE MONTH.

A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE BROUGHT HEAVY AND THUNDERY SHOWERS EARLY ON MAY 14, CAUSING MINOR FLOODING AND MUDSLIPS IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES. THE TROUGH PASSED TO THE SOUTH OF HONG KONG, AND THE WEATHER IMPROVED RAPIDLY LATER IN THE MORNING. A SURGE OF FRESH TO STRONG EASTERLIES ARRIVED IN THE EVENING. WINDY BUT SUNNY CONDITIONS PREVAILED FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS.

THE WEATHER DETERIORATED ON MAY 18 WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS, AS AN ACTIVE LOW PRESSURE AREA NEAR XISHA MOVED NORTHWARDS.

ON MAY 19 AND 20 SHOWERS BECAME HEAVIER AND MORE FREQUENT ivHEN THIS LOW PRESSURE AREA WAS EDGING CLOSER TO HONG KONG FROM THE SOUTHWEST.

THE WEATHER WORSENED ON MAY 21 WITH PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIL-AND STRONG OFFSHORE EASTERLIES. SHOWERY AND WINDY CONDITIONS CONTINUED THE FOLLOWING DAY.

WINDS MODERATED ON MAY 23 AS THE LOW PRESSURE AREA MOVED EASTWARDS AWAY FROM HONG KONG. THE WEATHER IMPROVED EARLY ON MAY 24 AND IT REMAINED FINE AND HOT APART FROM SOME SHOWERS FROM MAY 25 TO 31.

THREE TROPICAL CYCLONES OCCURRED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC AND THE SOUTH CHINA SEA DURING THE MONTH. TYPHOON KEN *HICH WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION TOWARDS THE END OF APRIL IN THE VICINITY OF YAP, DISSIPATED OVER THE PACIFIC ABOUT 363 (M wEST-NORTHWEST OF THE ISLAND LATE ON MAY 2.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1986

LOLA FORMED ABOUT 1 780 KM EAST-SOUTHEAST OF GUAM EARLY ON MAY 17. IT WAS MOVING SLOWLY AT FIRST AND INTENSIFIED RAPIDLY TO A TYPHOON THE NEXT DAY. LOLA TOOK A NORTHWESTERLY TRACK ON MAY 19 BUT TURNED NORTHWARDS ON MAY 21 OVER THE PACIFIC ABOUT 800 KM NORTHEAST OF GUAM. IT TURNED NORTHEASTWARDS EARLY ON MAY 22 AND PASSED ABOUT 293 KM NORTHWEST OF MARCUS ISLAND ON THE SAME DAY. LOLA BECAME EXTRATROPICAL ON MAY 23 WHILE ACCELERATING NORTHEASTWARDS TOWARDS THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS.

TROPICAL STORM MAC FORMED OVER THE NORTHERN PART OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ABOUT 190 KM SOUTHWEST OF DONGSHA ON MAY 23. IT MOVED EASTWARDS INITIALLY BUT TURNED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARDS OVER THE BASH I CHANNEL NEAR BATAN ON MAY 26. MAC BECAME ALMOST STATIONARY IN THE EVENING OF MAY 27 ABOUT 180 KM SOUTHEAST OF TAIPEI. IT THEN ADOPTED A EAST-NORTHEAST COURSE ON MAY 28. AFTER PASSING TO THE SOUTH OF THE RYUKYU ISLANDS, MAC DISSIPATED ABOUT 370 KM EASTSOUTHEAST OF OKINAWA LATE ON MAY 29.

DURING THE MONTH, ONE AIRCRAFT WAS DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER. THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON MAY 2, 3, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 30 AND 31. FLOOD WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON MAY 11, 12 AND 14. A LANDSLIP WARNING WAS ISSUED ON MAY 12.

SIGNALS HOISTED DURING THE MONTH WERE AS FOLLOWS:

DATE AND TIME DATE AND TIME WEATHER SYSTEM SIGNAL OF HOISTING OF LOWERING

WINTER MONSOON STRONG MONSOON MAY 14 10.00 PM MAY 15 2.30 AM

WINTER MONSOON STRONG MONSOON MAY 18 1.10 AM MAY 18 11.00 PM

WINTER MONSOON STRONG MONSOON MAY 21 3.20 PM MAY 23 6.13 AM

THE MONTH’S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM NORMAL WERE:

SUNSHINE 147.8 HOURS - 14.8 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

RAINFALL 378.7 MM • 83. o MM ABOVE NORMAL

CLOUDINESS 76% - 3% MORE THAN NORMAL

RELATIVE HUMIDITY 84% » 1% HIGHER THAN NORMAL

MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 28.4 DEGREES C - 0.5 DEGREE C BELOW NORMA.

WEAN TEMPERATURE 25.9 DEGREES C * 0.1 DEGREE C ABOVE NORMAL

WEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE 24.2 DEGREES C - 0.3 DEGREE C ABO'vc NORMAL

WEAN DEW POINT 23.0 DEGREES C - ..3 DEGREE C ABOVE NORWAL

TOTAL EVAPORATION 116. l MM «= 30.0 MY BELOw NORMAL

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 1986

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MORE SQUASH COURTS FOR YUEN LONG *****

A TWO-STOREY SQUASH COURT COMPLEX IS TO BE BUILT AT TAI TONG ROAD, YUEN LONG, TO PROVIDE MORE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THERE WILL BE FOUR COURTS AT THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE COMPLEX AND A VIEWING GALLERY ON THE UPPER FLOOR. ALSO PROVIDED WILL BE TOILETS, AND CHANGING AND SHOWER FACILITIES.

THE SITE, COVERING 900 SQUARE METRES, WILL BE EXTENSIVELY LANDSCAPED.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN AUGUST AND BE COMPLETED IN NINE MONTHS.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WHICH WILL BE FUNDED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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SEVEN YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND SIX LOCAL COMMUNITY LEADERS LEFT FOR JAPAN THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING ON A STUDY TOUR.

THE GROUP, LED BY THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH, AND ACCOMPANIED BY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, WILL FIRST VISIT THE TOKYO METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT FOR BRIEFINGS ON CITY MANAGEMENT AND URBAN RE-DEVELOPMENT.

THEIR ITINERARY ALSO INCLUDES VISITS TO VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS AND OFFICES IN NAGANO TO SEE DEVELOPMENTS IN WELFARE AND URBAN SERVICES FACILITIES.

+THE TOUR PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS TO KEEP ABREAST CF NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS WHICH THEY MAY FIND USEFUL IN THEIR WORK,+ MR YIP SAID.

THE GROUP WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG LATER THIS MONTH.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FREE THAINING COURSES TO ENHANCE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY. 1

THOUSANDS WATCH VANCOUVER BOAT RACES .............. 2

JUDGING COMPLETED IN AWARD SCHEME.................. 3

HIGHWAYS BOOKLET ON SALE........................... 3

SCENTED GARDENS NOW OPEN SPECIALLY FOR THE BLIND .. 4

DTC EXAMINATION TEAMS MOVE......................... 6

BOARD TO DISCUSS PROPOSED RURAL SERVICE CENTRE .... 6

WAN CHAI DB TO DISCUSS MEDICAL REPORT ............. 7

LARD FORMATION AT JUNK BAY......................... 8

YUEN LONG WATER CUT ............................... 8

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1986

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FREE TRAINING COURSES TO ENHANCE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

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THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE, WHICH IS RUN BY THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, CONTINUES TO PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF BASIC AND ADVANCE SAFETY TRAINING COURSES FOR WORKERS, FOREMEN AND TECHNICIANS FROM VARIOUS INDUSTRIES.

THESE COURSES, LASTING FROM HALF A DAY TO FIVE DAYS, ARE OFFERED FREE ON A YEAR-ROUND BASIS.

+THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF ORGANISING THESE TRAINING COURSES IS TO ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO IDENTIFY UNSAFE ACTS AND UNSAFE WORKING CONDITIONS IN THEIR OWN WORKING ENVIRONMENTS, AND TO EQUIP THEM WITH KNOWLEDGE IN TACKLING SAFETY PROBLEMS AND TO ZERO IN ON INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID.

THE SUBJECTS INCLUDE BASIC INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS PREVENTION SAFETY IN CONSTRUCTION AND PLASTICS INDUSTRIES; SAFE USE IN ABRASIVE WHEELS, ELECTRICITY, SLINGING, MACHINERY AND POWER PRESS! WORK IN CONFINED SPACE» AND MANUAL LIFTING AND HANDLING.

IN ADDITION, VARIOUS SHORT SPECIALIST SAFETY TRAINING COURSES FOR SUPERVISORY STAFF FROM INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ARE ALSO ORGANISED FROM TIME TO TIME. THESE INCLUDE HEARING CONSERVATION; INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTi AND CHEMICAL HAZARDS; HAZARDS IN THE USE OF ASBESTOS mND ITS CONTROL; DUST HAZARDS AND CONTROL IN CONSTRUCTION AND QUARRYING INDUSTRY; SAFETY SUPERVISOR; AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION.

+ALL COURSES ARE CONDUCTED IN CANTONESE AND ARE HELD AT THE CENTRE ON THE 13TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING IN CENTRAL BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 5 PM,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+T0 ADD REALISM TO INSTRUCTION IN SAFE WORKING PROCEDURES, TH" CENTRE ALSO HOUSES A DISPLAY OF POWER-DRIVEN MACHINERY FITTED WITH SAFETY GUARDS, MODELS DEPICTING SAFE WORKING PRACTICES ON CONSTRUCTION SITES AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.*

PROSPECTUS AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM THE CENTRE AND ENROLMENTS SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH EMPLOYERS.

LAST YEAR, MORE THAN 10 000 PEOPLE ATTENDED A TOTAL OF 383 SAFETY COURSES ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE.

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THOUSANDS WATCH VANCOUVER BOAT RACES * * * *

THE FIRST ANNUAL VANCOUVER DRAGON BOAT RACES WERE HELD OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP WENT TO THE FALSE CREEK RACING CANOE CLUB.

THE EVENT, ORGANISED BY THE VANCOUVER CHINESE CULTURE CENTRE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE HONG KONG PAVILION OF EXPO ’86, ATTRACTED THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS IN THE EXPO GROUND AND THE FALSE CREEK PARK.

DESPITE THE DRIZZLES AND OCCASIONAL DOWNPOURS, 30 TEAMS COMPETED IN THE DRAGON BOAT FESTIVITIES - THE FIRST EVER HELD IN CANADA.

THE STARTING GUN FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WENT OFF AT 3 PM ON SUNDAY AND THE FCRCC TEAM WAS A CLEAR WINNER EVEN BEFORE REACHING THE MID-POINT OF THE 600-METRE COURSE.

THE TEAM WAS AWARDED THE HONG KONG CATHAY PACIFIC GRAND CHAMPION CUP AND WILL FLY TO HONG KONG TO TAKE PART IN THE INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 21 AND 22.

IN THE PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY, THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHN CHAN PRESENTED A SOUVENIR PLAQUE TO THE VANCOUVER CHINESE CULTURAL CENTRE IN APPRECIATION OF THEIR EFFORTS IN ORGANISING THE EVENT.

DR WAH LEUNG, CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, PLEDGED THAT THE DRAGON BOAT RACES WILL BE AN ANNUAL FEATURE IN VANCOUVER.

APART FROM DRAGON BOAT RACES, THERE WERE OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS INCLUDING LION DANCE, CHINESE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AND CHINESE FOLK DANCE.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE CUP WINNERS IN THE DRAGON BOAT RACES:

SING TAO CUP - YEE MAH SOCIETY

HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION - FALSE CREEK RACING CANOE CLUB;

CUP

THE MANDARIN CUP - LOTUS EATERS 5

THE CANADIAN IMPERIAL BANK OF COMMERCE CUP - YELLOW SHRUMARINE;

THE EMPIRE STEVEDORING CUP - ASPIRATION 86 AND

THE HONG KONG BANK OF - VANCOUVER FIREFIGHTERS UNION LOCAL 18 CANADA CUP

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1936

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JUDGING COMPLETED IN AWARD SCHEME *****

JUDGING HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT’S SOCIAL SERVICES AWARD SCHEME 1985-86 AND PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED TO WINNERS AT A SPECIAL CEREMONY TO BE HELD EARLY NEXT MONTH, A SOUTHERN DISTRICT . FF ICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

THE SCHEME, ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, INVOLVES AN ASSESSMENT OF THE WORK AND CONTRIBUTIONS BY PARTICIPANTS IN VOLUNTARY COMMUNITY SERVICES.

THE SCHEME STARTED ORIGINALLY AS A STUDENT AWARD SCHEME IN 1982 AND WAS EXPANDED IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR TO INCLUDE PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL wALKS OF LIFE.

THERE WERE 35 NOMINATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S SCHEME IN FOUR CATEGORIES -- PRIMARY SCHOOL DIVISION, SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY DIVISION, WORKING PEOPLE DIVISION, AND NON-WORKING PEOPLE DIVISION.

PARTICIPANTS WERE NOMINATED BY SCHOOLS, ORGANISATIONS OR IGHBOURS. THEY MUST LIVE, WORK OR STUDY IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND HAVE RENDERED VOLUNTARY SERVICES TO THE NEEDY OR HAVE PROVIDED ASSISTANCE TO RESIDENTS ORGANISATIONS, GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS OR WELFARE BODIES.

TWENTY-FIVE FINALISTS WERE INTERVIEWED LAST MONTH BY A PANEL <T JUDGES COMPRISING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE WINNERS WILL BE PRESENTED PRIZES DURING THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME OPENING CEREMONY ON SUNDAY, JULY,6. ALL FINALISTS WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION AND A SOUVENIR.

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HIGHWAYS BOOKLET ON SALE

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A 28-PAGE FULL-COLOUR BOOKLET ON HONG KONG’S HIGHWAYS IS AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

THE BILINGUAL PUBLICATION IS ON SALE AT S16 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN THE. GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING IN CENTRAL.

BOOKLET, .......

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1986

THE BOOKLET, ENTITLED + HONG KONG’S HIGHWAYS*, GIVES A BRIEF BACKGROUND TO THE HISTORY AND POST-WAR DEVELOPMENTS OF THE EXISTING ROAD NETWORK. IT ALSO COVERS TRANSPORTATION STUDIES, FUTURE TRANSPORT PLANS AND TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS.

IT UPDATES A PREVIOUS VERSION PUBLISHED FIVE YEARS AGO, SINCE WHEN A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE ROAD NETWORK HAVE TAKEN PLACE. BESIDES PROVIDING THE LATEST INFORMATION ON THESE DEVELOPMENTS, THE BOOKLET GIVES DETAILS OF MAJOR HIGHWAY PROJECTS BEING PLANNED OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

THE BOOKLET CONTAINS 26 PHOTOGRAPHS, THREE OF WHICH ARE HISTORICAL, TWO DIAGRAMS AND A TWO-PAGE COLOUR MAP OF THE ROAD NETWORK AND RAILWAY SYSTEM. MANY OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM VANTAGE POSITIONS NOT EASILY ACCESSIBLE.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE NEWLY-CREATED HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT, MR HAROLD BEATON, SAID IT WOULD BE A USEFUL GUIDE ON HIGHWAY DEVELOPMENTS TO STUDENTS, OTHER LOCAL RESIDENTS, AND VISITORS.

+IT BRINGS TO THE ATTENTION OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC THE MANY ACHIEVEMENTS IN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION IN HONG KONG,* HE SAID.

+HONG KONG’S TERRAIN AND THE LIMITED SPACE FOR HIGHWAY FACILITIES PRESENTS A CONSTANT CHALLENGE TO MY DEPARTMENT, BUT THE PAST WORK AND FUTURE PROGRAMMES COMPARE FAVOURABLY WITH ANY OTHER CITY IN THE WORLD AND SHOW THAT THIS CHALLENGE IS BEING MET.*

MR BEATON SAID BESIDES THE BUDGET FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION THIS FINANCIAL YEAR, A TOTAL OF $320 MILLION WOULD BE SPENT ON MAINTAINING ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.

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SCENTED GARDENS NOW OPEN SPECIALLY FOR THE BLIND * * *

TO PROVIDE ENJOYMENT FOR THE BLIND, THE URBAN COUNCIL HAS SET ASIDE AREAS AT VICTORIA PARK AND KOWLOON PARK AS SCENTED GARDENS WHERE FLOWERS AND TREES WITH A STRONG SCENT AND OF DIFFERENT SIZES AND SHAPES ARE PLANTED.

THE SCENTED GARDEN AT VICTORIA PARK HAS BEEN OPEN SINCE APRIL THIS YEAR, AND THE ONE AT KOWLOON PARK SINCE AUGUST 1985.

/+VICT0BIA........

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1986

♦VICTORIA PARK’S SCENTED GARDEN COVERS 2 OOO SQUARE METRES AND HAS NO FEWER THAN 80 SPECIES OF TREES, SHRUBS AND FLOWERS CAREFULLY SELECTED FOR THEIR STRONG SMELLS AND UNUSUAL SHAPES AND SIZES,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE COUNCIL SAID TODAY.

HE SAID THE FLOWERING PERIOD OF THE PLANTS AT BOTH SCENTED GARDENS WAS RELATIVELY LONG SO THAT THE BLIND HAD MORE CHANCE TO ENJOY THE STRONG SCENT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

♦BLIND PEOPLE ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO TOUCH THE FLOWERS, LEAVES AND TREES AT THE GARDENS SO THAT THEY CAN GET A FEEL OF THEIR DIFFERENT SHAPES AND SIZES,* HE SAID.

♦AMONG THE STRONGLY-SCENTED TREES AND SHRUBS AT VICTORIA PARK’S SCENTED GARDEN ARE THE WHITE JADE ORCHID TREE, THE LARGE-FLOWERED MAGNOLIA, MOCK LIME, ORANGE-JESSAMINE AND BANANA SHRUB.

TREES OF UNUSAL SHAPES INCLUDE BAMBOO, WILLOW AND PAPER BARK TREES.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WERE A POND AND A BRIDGE AT VICTORIA PARK’S SCENTED GARDEN TO ENHANCE THE PEACEFULNESS THERE.

TO HELP THE BLIND IDENTIFY INDIVIDUAL SPECIES, THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL INSTALL BRAILLE PLAQUES CONTAINING THE NAMES OF THE PLANTS AT THE TWO GARDENS,* HE SAID.

NOT ONLY ARE THE TWO GARDENS CAREFULLY LANDSCAPED FOR THE BLIND TO ENJOY, THEY ARE IDEAL PLACES FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO RELAX AND STROLL UNDER THE SHADES OF LUSH GREEN TREES AND TO VIEW THE BEAUTIFUL SHRUBS AND FLOWERS.*

MEANWHILE, THE SCENTED GARDEN AT KOWLOON PARK COVERS 400 SQUARE METRES AND HAS NINE SPECIES OF SHRUBS AND FLOWERS, INCLUDING CAPE JASMINE, ARABIA JASMINE AND BRAZILIAN LADIES OF THE NIGHT.

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1986

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DTC EXAMINATION TEAMS MOVE

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THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES EXAMINATION TEAMS OF THE OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OP BANKING WILL MOVE FROM THC ir PRESENT OFFICE AT INTERNATIONAL BUILDING TO THE QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 66 QUEENSWAY, ON JUNE 21 (SATURDAY).

WITH THE MOVING OF THE EXAMINATION TEAMS TO THE 21ST FLOOR OF THE NEW BUILDING, ALL UNITS OF THE COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE WILL BE ACCOMMODATED UNDER ONE ROOF, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

MOST OF THE DIVISIONS HAVE BEEN IN OPERATION ON THE NINTH FLOOR OF THE BUILDING SINCE JANUARY.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE VARIOUS DIVISIONS ARE:

RECEPTION AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES 5-8622671/5-8622697

DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES REGISTRY 5-8622684

GENERAL OFFICES - BANKING DIVISION 5-8622690

DEPOSIT-TAKING 5-8622684

COMPANIES DIVISION

INTERNATIONAL 5-8622679

DIVISION

EXAMINATION TEAMS 5-8623399

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BOARD TO DISCUSS PROPOSED RURAL SERVICE CENTRE

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MEMBERS OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON THURSDAY (JUNE 19) TO DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO SET UP A RURAL SERVICE CENTRE AT PING CHE IN TA KWU LING.

THE PROPOSED CENTRE, COVERING AN AREA OF 2.2 HECTARES, WILL PROVIDE FACILITIES SUCH AS A MULTI-PURPOSE GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, A VILLAGE OFFICE, SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS, SOCIAL WELFARE FACILITIES, OPEN SPACES AND OTHER AMENITIES.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE TRIAD DOCUMENT.

/AN IliFONi'UTIGN..........

MOMAY, JCJffi 16, 198$

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AN INFORMATION PAPER ON THE ACTIVITIES AND FUTURE PLANS RELATING TO TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT IN NORTH DISTRICT WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT (NEW TERRITORIES), MR RICHARD MEAKIN.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE TABLING OF A REPORT OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF NEW SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND A REVIEW OF A MEET-THE-PUBLIC SESSION.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON THURSDAY AT 9.30 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING ROUNDABOUT.

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WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITAL^.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE GOVERNMENT’S TRIAD DOCUMENT.

IN ADDITION, MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE PAPER ON THE LAWS IN CHINESE.

DURING THE MEETING, MEMBERS’ VIEWS WILL BE SOUGHT ON THE PRESERVATION OF THE WAN CHAI POST OFFICE, AND ON THE URBAN COUNCIL FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME AND THE PRIORITY OF VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT.

QUESTIONS WILL ALSO BE RAISED CONCERNING THE CONTROL OF SALE OF ALCOHOL TO YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CONTROL OF SIGNBOARDS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 1 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE AT 201 HENNESSY ROAD, EIGHTH FLOOR, TUNG WAH MANSION, WAN CHAI.

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MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1986

LAND FORMATION AT JUNK BAY * * X *

TENDERS FOR ANOTHER MAJOR JUNK BAY NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT PROJECT ARE NOW BEING INVITED BY THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THE PROJECT INVOLVES FORMATION OF ABOUT 15 HECTARES OF LAND, CONSTRUCTION OF ABOUT ONE KILOMETRE OF ROADS AND ONE ASSOCIATED SUBWAY FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS.

CONSTRUCTION WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN AUGUST AND TAKE ABOUT 30 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

YUEN LONG WATER CUT * * *

-RESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN YUEN LONG WILL 3E TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 19) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY YUEN LONG ON LOK ROAD, WANG CHAU ROAD, YUEN LONG ON NING ROAD AND TAI KIU ROAD INCLUDING BLOCK NO. 1 TO 5, YUEN LONG ESTATE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

FUNDS SOUGHT FOR NEW ID CARD SCHEME......................... 1

JLG EXPERT TEAM PEKING-BOUND ............................... 2

LIMITED GROWTH IN CROSS HARBOUR BUS SERVICE URGED .......... 2

DIVERSION SCHEME INTRODUCED FOR FLYOVER RECONSTRUCTION...... 3

MEET THE MEDIA ............................................. 5

41 RECEIVE GOLD AWARD CERTIFICATES ......................... 6

LADY YOUDE VISITS CONSUMER COUNCIL ......................... 7

FANLING WAI IS FIRST VILLAGE ON VISIT PROGRAMME............. 7

NEW GYWASIUM FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN OPINS ................ 8

TRAINING COURSE FOR CAREERS TEACHERS ....................... 9

MARKETING COURSE OFFERED TO BANKING OFFICERS................ 10

OLD POLICE STATION TO BE RENOVATED.......................... 10

TULL YOUTH PROGRAMME FOR KWAI CHUNG-TSING YI ............... 11

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

WATER CUTS IN TWO AREAS .................................... 12

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1986

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FUNDS SOUGHT FOR NEW ID CARD SCHEME

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THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) CONSIDER THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF A PROPOSED SCHEME TO ISSUE NEW FORMS OF IDENTITY CARDS TO ALL HOLDERS.

THE SCHEME IS ESTIMATED TO COST SOME 5563 MILLION IN RECURRENT AND NON-RECURRENT EXPENDITURE. IF APPROVED, THE NEW CARDS WILL BE ISSUED WITH EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 1987 AND THE WHOLE EXERCISE WILL BE COMPLETED IN DECEMBER, 1991.

SOME 4.8 MILLION PEOPLE WILL BE ISSUED WITH NEW IDENTITY CARDS UNDER THE SCHEME.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY THAT THE UNITED KINGDOM MEMORANDUM ASSOCIATED WITH THE SI NO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG PROVIDED THAT PERSONS WHO ON JUNE 30, 1997 WERE BRITISH DEPENDENT TERRITORIES CITIZENS BY VIRTUE OF A CONNECTION WITH HONG KONG WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO RETAIN AN APPROPRIATE STATUS WHICH WOULD ENTITLE THEM TO CONTINUE TO USE PASSPORTS ISSUED BY THE UK GOVERNMENT.

+THE HONG KONG ACT 1985 PROVIDES THAT THE APPROPRIATE STATUS SHALL BE A NEW FORM OF BRITISH NATIONALITY, THE HOLDERS OF WHICH SHALL BE KNOWN AS BRITISH NATIONALS (OVERSEAS) (BN(O)),+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO ISSUE BRITISH PASSPORTS OF TEN-YEAR VALIDITY, THE UK GOVERNMENT WOULD START ISSUING BN(O) PASSPORTS WITH EFFECT FROM JULY 1, 1987.

+T0 ENSURE THAT BN(O) PASSPORTS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR THE PURPOSE OF INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BEFORE AND AFTER 1997, IT WILL BE NECESSARY FOR THEM TO STATE CLEARLY WHERE THEIR HOLDERS HAVE THE RIGHT OF ABODE.

+T0 ACHIEVE THIS, IT HAS BEEN AGREED BETWEEN THE UK AND CHINESE GOVERNMENTS THAT THE BN(O) PASSPORT WILL INDICATE CLEARLY THE HOLDER’S RIGHT OF ABODE BY REFERENCE TO THE HOLDER’S IDENTITY CARD WHICH WILL STATE HIS RIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG.

+T0 IMPLEMENT THIS ARRANGEMENT, IT IS NECESSARY FOR THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TO START ISSUING FROM JULY 1, 1987 TO PERSONS WHO HAVE THE RIGHT OF ABODE IN HONG KONG A NEW FORM OF PERMANENT IDENTITY CARD WHICH STATES THAT RIGHT,+ HE SAID.

ALSO TO BE DISCUSSED AT TOMORROW’S MEETING IS A PROPOSAL TO INCREASE THE SCOPE OF STAGE II OF THE PROJECT +FUTURE INCREASE OF WATER SUPPLY FROM CHINA+ TO INCLUDE A DUPLICATE SUBMARINE PIPELINE ACROSS TOLO CHANNEL, INCLUDING A PART OF THE ASSOCIATED LAND MAINS, ASSOCIATED CONSULTING ENGINEERS’ FEES, AND SITE STAFF EXPENSE.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1986

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JLG EXPERT TEAM PEKING-BOUND

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THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR ALAN CARTER, WILL LEAD A BRITISH TpAM TO PEKING ON THURSDAY (JUNE 19) TO DISCUSS TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND RELATED ISSUES WITH CHINESE EXPERTS.

ALSO IN THE TEAM ARE THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MRS REGINA IP; ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR STEPHEN KUO; AND CROWN SOLICITOR OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT, MR JEREMY MATHEWS.

THE TEAM WILL TRAVEL ON FLIGHT CA 106, ETD 1.30 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO COVER THE TEAM’S DEPARTURE. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT BY 12.40 PM ON THURSDAY.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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LIMITED GROWTH IN CROSS HARBOUR BUS SERVICE URGED * * *

A GENERAL AND LIMITED EXPANSION PROGRAMME FOR CROSS HARBOUR BUSES AND THE RATIONALISATION OF THE HONG KONG AND YAUMATI FERRY COMPANY’S CROSS HARBOUR NETWORK ARE AMONG RECOMMENDATIONS OF A REPORT ON THE +STUDY OF CROSS HARBOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES* (CHAPTS).

THE REPORT WAS EXAMINED BY THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) TODAY (TUESDAY) AND A PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION TOOK PLACE CONCENTRATING ON THE PROPOSALS FOR THE BUS AND FERRY COMPANIES BASED ON EXISTING POLICY. NO FINAL DECISION HAS BEEN MADE.

CONDUCTED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IN 1985, THE IN-HOUSE STUDY WAS TO ASSESS HOW CROSS HARBOUR BUS AND FERRY SERVICES SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN THE PRE-EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING (EHC) AND P03T-EHC PERIOD.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS WERE TOLD THAT THE OPENING OF THE EHC WOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO BRING MAJOR INCREASES IN CROSS HARBOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRAVEL BUT WOULD CAUSE A CHANGE IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE MAJOR CROSS HARBOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORT MODES - THE MTR, THE BUSES AND THE FERRIES.

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ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, NO RAPID EXPANSION OF CROSS HARBOUR BUS SERVICES IS REQUIRED EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER THE OPENING OF THE EHC. MEMBERS ENDORSED THE CHAPTS RECOMMENDATION THAT CROSS HARBOUR BUSES SHOULD ADOPT A GRADUAL AND LIMITED EXPANSION PROGRAMME AND THAT A NUMBER OF NEW RAIL AND FERRY FEEDER SERVICES SHOULD BE INTRODUCED.

FOR FERRY SERVICES TAC MEMBERS CONSIDERED THE PROJECTED IMPACT OF THE EHC ON FERRY SERVICES AND THE FINANCIAL AND OPERATING CONDITIONS OF THE TWO FERRY OPERATORS.

MEMBERS ALSO AGREED WITH THE REPORT THAT HYF’S CROSS HARBOUR NETWORK SHOULD BE RATIONALISED AND NOTED THAT HYF SHOULD HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF IMPROVING ITS FINANCIAL HEALTH IF IT TOOK REMEDIAL ACTION NOW.

FOR THE POST-EHC PERIOD, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT FREQUENCY REDUCTIONS SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED FOR THE HYF ROUTES IN THE EASTERN HARBOUR.

AFTER THE PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION, THE PAPER WILL BE FURTHER CONSIDERED IN THE NEXT TAC MEETING.

ALSO AT TODAY’S MEETING, MEMBERS NOTED A ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY PAPER PREPARED BY THE ROAD SAFETY COUNCIL FOR THE YEAR 1986.

THE PAPER SERVED AS A BASIS FOR REVIEWING PAST PROGRESS AND SETTING FUTURE TARGETS IN THE FIELD OF ROAD SAFETY.

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DIVERSION SCHEME INTRODUCED FOR FLYOVER RECONSTRUCTION

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A MAJOR TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM THURSDAY (JUNE 26) TO COINCIDE WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY SENIOR ENGINEER OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S TRAFFIC ENGINEERING KOWLOON DIVISION, MR LAM HON-KIT, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (TUESDAY).

+THE RECONSTRUCTION, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE, WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC LANE ON THE FLYOVER WHICH IS REACHING SATURATION LEVEL,+ HE SAID.

TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION, THE TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THREE STAGES. STAGE I WILL BE INTRODUCED WITH THE START OF THE RECONSTRUCTION WHILE STAGE II WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ABOUT SIX WEEKS AND STAGE III TWO MONTHS LATER.

/JMN STAGS

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1?86

WHEN STAGE I I I STARTS, ONE OF THE THREE LANES ON THE FLYOVER WILL BE CLOSED FOR DEMOLITION AND THE REMAINING TWO LANES REROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

MR LAM POINTED OUT THAT DURING THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME, CONGESTION IS EXPECTED AS IN MOST MAJOR TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS, BUT ONCE THE PUBLIC AND RESIDENTS IN THE AREA BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS TRAFFIC SHOULD BE SMOOTHER.

HE EMPHASISED THAT THE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE ARRANGEMENTS.

STAGE I OF THE SCHEME, DESIGNED TO FACILITATE WATERMAINS LAYING WORKS AND TO MAKE WAY FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF STAGES II AND III, WILL PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE CORRIDORS FOR PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD NORTHBOUND.

THE EXISTING RIGHT-TURN BAN FROM SOARES AVENUE ON TO ARGYLE STREET AND FROM ARGYLE STREET ON TO KADOORIE AVENUE WILL BE LIFTED. KADOORIE AVENUE WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY AND WILL BE BANNED TO GOODS VEHICLES EXCEEDING 5.5 TONNES EXCEPT THOSE REQUIRING LOCAL ACCESS.

THIS WILL PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE CORRIDOR FOR PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD NORTHBOUND. VEHICLES BEFORE REACHING THE FLYOVER CAN TURN OFF AT PUI CHING ROAD AND CONTINUE ALONG SOARES AVENUE, MR LAM EXPLAINED. FROM SOARES AVENUE, VEHICLES CAN TURN RIGHT AT ARGYLE STREET TO TAKE THE ARGYLE STREET FLYOVER ABOVE THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER.

THEY CAN ALSO TURN LEFT AT ARGYLE STREET TO FOLLOW THE EXTENSION OF THIS CORRIDOR ALONG KADOORIE AVENUE, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST WESTBOUND AND EMBANKMENT ROAD, HE SAID.

TO ENHANCE SMOOTH TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THESE ALTERNATIVE CORRIDORS, NO-STOPPING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY ON SOARES AVENUE; THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PUI CHING ROAD BETWEEN SHEUNG HING STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD; EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF ARGYLE STREET BETWEEN PEACE AVENUE AND WATERLOO ROAD; WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF ARGYLE STREET BETWEEN YIM PO FONG STREET AND PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD; AND WATERLOO ROAD BETWEEN PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST AND VICTORY AVENUE EXCEPT THE SECTION BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND SOARES AVENUE-PUI CHING ROAD.

IN ADDITION, A 24-HOUR DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION WILL BE IMPOSED ON THE SLIP ROAD LINKING PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD NORTHBOUND AND PUI CHING ROAD.

TO REDUCE CONGESTION ALONG THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD— WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND CORRIDOR, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST EAST OF WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

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TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SO AS TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION, LEFT TURN FROM WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND ON TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST WILL BE BANNED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES.

THE EXISTING BUSES-ONLY RIGHT TURN FROM WATERLOO ROaD SOUTHBOUND ON TO ARGYLE STREET WILL BE MAINTAINED.

AS A RESULT OF THE REROUTE INGS, KMB ROUTES 3, 7B} 10 12B AND 208 TRAVELLING ON WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE EASTERN GROUND-LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY OF WATERLOO ROAD NORTH OF PR INCE EDWARD ROAD WEST TO BOUNDARY STREET.

AMONG THEM, ROUTES 10 AND 208 WILL PROCEED VIA EARL STREET AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST TO REJOIN LA SALLE ROAD.

TO KEEP THE PUBLIC BETTER INFORMED OF THE SCHEME, MAPS AND SCHEDULES ON GENERAL TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE STREET NOTICE BOARDS OF THE AFFECTED DISTRICTS, MR LAM SAID.

COPIES OF THE MAP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS OF THE DISTRICT OFFICES.

HE ADDED THAT DETAILS AND THE EXACT DATES OF IMPLEMENTING TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES UNDER STAGES II AND III OF THE SCHEME WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE AND THAT THE PUBLIC SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR THESE CHANGES.

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MEET THE MEDIA * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR JOHN TODD, AND THE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, MR PANG YUK-LING, WILL MEET THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY (JUNE 19) 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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41 RECEIVE GOLD AWARD CERTIFICATES * * * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (TUESDAY) PRESENTED AWARD CERTIFICATES TO 41 WINNERS OF THIS YEAR’S DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S GOLD AWARD AT A CEREMONY AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE.

THE RECIPIENTS INCLUDED STUDENTS, TECHNICIANS, CLERKS, SECRETARIES, TEACHERS, NURSES AND A FIREMAN.

THEY CAME FROM 10 OPERATING AUTHORITIES WHICH PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE SCHEME FOUNDED AND SPONSORED BY THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

THE AWARD SCHEME IS A LEISURE-TIME ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME OPEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 14 AND 25.

ABOUT 40 000 YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN PART SINCE IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN HONG KONG.

ALL THE RECIPIENTS HAD SATISFACTORILY UNDERTAKEN ACTIVITIES WHICH INCLUDED ’SERVICE’, 'EXPEDITIONS’, ’SKILLS’, ’PHYSICAL RECREATION’ AND A ’RESIDENTIAL PROJECT’.

UNDER ’SERVICE’, MORE THAN 34 PER CENT OF THE RECIPIENTS TOOK PART IN GENERAL SERVICES SUCH AS YOUTH SERVICE, HOSPITAL SERVICE AND SERVICE FOR THE HANDICAPPED.

ALL RECIPIENTS TOOK PART IN LAND EXPEDITIONS OR ACTIVITIES WHICH INCLUDED EXPLORATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF VILLAGES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES, EXPLORATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF TAIWAN, THE STUDY OF OLD MONASTERIES AND TRADITIONAL CHINESE BUILDINGS, AND THE STUDY OF AGRICULTURE IN RURAL AREAS.

THE 41 WINNERS ALSO TOOK PART IN ONE OF 22 DIFFERENT SKILLS, THE MOST POPULAR CHOICES BEING PHOTOGRAPHY AND A MANDARIN LANGUAGE COURSE. OTHER INTERESTS IN THIS SECTION INCLUDED MUSIC, ART, CRAFTS, AND RECREATION.

FOR ’PHYSICAL RECREATION’, MOST RECIPIENTS TOOK PART IN A PHYSICAL ACHIEVEMENT TEST WHILE OTHERS PARTICIPATED IN CANOEING, TAEKWONDO OR TAI CHI.

IN THE ’RESIDENTIAL PROJECT’ CATEGORY, THE ACTIVITIES INCLUDED A FORESTRY CAMP, OUTDOOR EDUCATIONAL CAMP, OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL TRAINING COURSE AND MOUNTAIN LEADER COURSE.

SIR EDWARD ALSO PRESENTED CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION TO FOUR PEOPLE WHO HAD MADE A NOTABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE AWARD SCHEME IN PAST YEARS.

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LADY YOUDE VISITS CONSUMER COUNCIL

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LADY YOUDE SHOWED A LOT OF INTEREST AND WAS IMPRESSED BY THE WORK OF THE CONSUMER COUNCIL WHEN SHE VISITED THE COUNCIL’S OFFICE IN WAN CHAI THIS (TUESDAY) AFTERNOON.

GREETED ON ARRIVAL BY THE COUNCIL’S CHAIRMAN, MRS SELINA CHOW, AND THE CHIEF-EXECUTIVE, MRS PAMELA CHAN, SHE FIRST TOURED THE CONSUMER ADVICE COUNTER WHERE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION OF VARIOUS CONSUMER GOODS ARE AVAILABLE.

THE CENTRE RECEIVED 15 884 ENQUIRIES AND 4 531 COMPLAINTS LAST YCAR. WHILE THE NUMBER OF ENQUIRIES INCREASED BY 48 PER CENT OVER 1984, COMPLAINTS DECLINED BY 11 PER CENT. AT PRESENT, A TOTAL OF 14 SUCH CENTRES ARE RUN BY THE COUNCIL THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY.

LADY YOUDE THEN SAW A DISPLAY OF PRODUCTS IDENTIFIED AS UNSAFE BY THE COUNCIL. THESE WERE THE RESULT OF EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AND TESTS OF PRODUCTS.

FOLLOWING A TOUR OF THE LIBRARY, SHE ALSO MET COUNCIL MEMBERS FOR A CHAT BEFORE LEAVING.

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FANLING WAI IS FIRST VILLAGE ON VISIT PROGRAMME *****

NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, HAS BEGUN A SERIES OF VISITS TO VILLAGES IN THE DISTRICT TO GAIN FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT RURAL LIFE AND TO SEE VARIOUS DEVELOPMENTS.

MR CHEUNG, WHO TOOK UP THE POST AS DISTRICT OFFICER IN APRIL, TODAY VISITED FANLING WAI WHICH IS THE LARGEST VILLAGE IN THE AREA WITH A POPULATION OF ABOUT 2 800 PEOPLE.

+THE PROGRAMME OF VISITS IS AIMED AT FOSTERING CLOSER TIES BETWEEN THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE MANY RURAL COMMITTEES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT NORTH DISTRICT,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SA Ilk

+AT PRESENT, THERE ARE SOME 110 VILLAGES IN THE DISTRICT, WHICH IS MADE UP OF FOUR GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS? FANLING, SHEUNG SHUI, SHA TAU KOK AND TA KWU LING,+ HE ADDED.

+THE TOTAL RURAL POPULATION IN THE DISTRICT IS AROUND 65 000 AND THE FOUR SUB-DISTRICTS COME UNDER THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AREA COMMITTEES,* HE SAID.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1986

♦ ALTHOUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FANLING-SHEUNG SHU I NEW TOWN IS PROCEEDING AT A FAST PACE, THE IMPORTANCE OF PROMOTING RURAL DEVELOPMENT TO PREVENT RURAL DEPOPULATION IN NORTH DISTRICT HAS NOT SEEN OVERLOOKED BY THE GOVERNMENT,* MR CHEUNG TOLD VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVES AT FANLING WAI.

♦THE REDEVELOPMENT OF SHA TAU KOK TOWN, COSTING SOME $200 MILLION, IS ALREADY UNDERWAY WHILE PROPOSALS ARE IN HAND FOR THE CREATION OF A RURAL SERVICE CENTRE AT TA KWU LlNG,+ HE SAID.

LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME, ADMINISTERED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, HAD HELPED TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE RURAL COMMITTEES BY PROVIDING BETTER FACILITIES SUCH AS VAN TRACKS, FOOTPATHS, CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUNDS, DRAINAGE, VILLAGE LIGHTINGS AND PUBLIC TOILETS, MR CHEUNG SAID.

LAST YEAR, A TOTAL OF 110 PROJECTS, COSTING $2.04 MILLION, WAS COMPLETED IN THE DISTRICT. THE LARGEST PROJECT WAS THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GRASS SOCCER PITCH AT KWU TUNG IN SHEUNG SHU I, MADE POSSIBLE WITH A GRANT OF $367 000 FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

FOR THE CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR, A SUM OF $2.14 MILLION HAD BEEN ALLOCATED FOR LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS IN THE DISTRICT. MAJOR PROJECTS PLANNED INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A VAN TRACK AT KWAITAU LENG IN FANLING, THE RECONSTRUCT!ON OF A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUNDS AT NAM CHUNG IN SHA TAU KOK, AND AT TSUNG PAK LONG IN SHEUNG SHUI; AS WELL AS THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A VEHICULAR BRIDGE AT CHOW TIN IN TA KWU LING.

NEW GYMNASIUM FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN OPENS *****

MORE HANDICAPPED CHILDREN WILL BENEFIT FROM SPECIALISED TREATMENT WITH THE OPENING OF A NEW PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM IN KWAI CHUNG.

THE CHILDREN’S GYMNASIUM WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE ROTARY CHILDREN PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM HAS BEEN BUILT ON A 110-SQUARE-METRE SITE CONVERTED FROM PART OF THE SOUTH KWAI CHUNG POLYCLINIC CAR PARK. THE TOTAL COST WAS $1.44 MILLION, OF WHICH ABOUT HALF WAS CONTRIBUTED BY THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST.

AT PRESENT, ABOUT 250 CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM CEREBRAL PALSY AND 200 OTHER ORTHOPAEDIC YOUNG PATIENTS ARE RECEIVING PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT IN THE SOUTH KWAI CHUNG POLYCLINIC, SHARING THE FACILITIES OF THE ADULT PHYSIOTHERAPY CLINIC.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1986

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DR THONG SAID THE OPENING OF THE PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM WOULD ENABLE CHILD PATIENTS TO BE TREATED IN PROPER ACCOMMODATION WITH FACILITIES SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN.

THE NEW PREMISES WOULD ALSO ENABLE BOTH THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS AND THE FREQUENCY IN GIVING PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT TO BE INCREASED.

FACILITIES IN THE NEW BUILDING INCLUDE A GYMNASIUM, A LIBRARY OF TOYS, A TREATMENT CUBICLE, AND A REST ROOM.

DR THONG THANKED THE PRESIDENT OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON WEST, DR R.C.T. HO, FOR HIS CLUB’S GENEROUS DONATION OF $750 000 TOWARDS THE PROJECT.

HE SAID THAT IT WAS FOR THIS REASON THAT THE BUILDING WAS NAMED THE ROTARY CHILDREN PHYSIOTHERAPY GYMNASIUM.

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TRAINING COURSE FOR CAREERS TEACHERS

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THE FOURTH COURSE FOR CAREERS TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL START IN SEPTEMBER AND APPLICATIONS ARE BEING INVITED.

THE COURSE IS ORGANISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EXTRA-MURAL STUDIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, UNDER THE JOINT SPONSORSHIP OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT.

THE COURSE AIMS TO PROVIDE PARTICIPANTS WITH BASIC THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES RELEVANT TO CAREERS GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING, TO HELP TEACHERS ACQUIRE BASIC SKILLS IN CAREERS EDUCATION AND TO KINDLE AN INTEREST IN, AND AWARENESS OF, THE DEVELOPMENT OF CAREERS EDUCATION, AND CAREERS GUIDANCE-COUNSELLING IN SCHOOLS.

SCHOOL HEADS SHOULD NOMINATE THEIR TEACHERS TO ATTEND THE COURSE BEFORE JUNE 21.

FURTHER DETAILS OF THE COURSE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE CAREERS EDUCATION SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ON 5-8392538 OR 5-8392540 DURING OFFICE HOURS.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 1986

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MARKETING COURSE OFFERED TO BANKING OFFICERS

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THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD IS INVITING BANKING OFFICERS TO DEVELOP THEIR MARKET STRATEGIES DECISIONS.

OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL ENROL IN A COURSE DESIGNED TO AND TO EXAMINE MARKETING MANAGEMENT

ENTITLED +MARKETING AND MARKET PLANNING STRATEGIES FOR BANKERS* THE COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AT THE CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG FROm'JULY 29 TO AUGUST 28.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND 10 THREE-HOUR LECTURES WHICH INCLUDE BANKING MARKETS, MARKETING PLANNING TECHNIQUES, CONSUMER BEHAVIOURS, PRODUCT, DISTRIBUTION, PRICING AND PROMOTION STRATEGY.

THE COURSE IS SUITABLE FOR BRANCH MANAGERS AND OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE MARKETING OF THEIR BANKS’ SERVICES.

COURSE FEE IS $580, BUT BANKING EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE COUNCIL’S SUBSIDY TRAINING SCHEME WILL BE REFUNDED HALF THE FEE ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE.

DEADLINE FOR ENROLMENT IS JUNE 30 AND FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE BOARD ON 5-89323*1 EXT. 255.

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OLD POLICE STATION TO BE RENOVATED

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THE 60-YEAR-0LD MONGKOK POLICE STATION AT THE JUNCTION OF TUNG CHOI STREET AND NATHAN ROAD IS BEING RENOVATED AT A COST OF $2.5 MILLION.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A CONTRACT TO HUNG LEE CONSTRUCTION AND DECORATION COMPANY FOR THE PROJECT.

THE THREE-STOREY, BRITISH-STYLE BUILDING, COMMISSIONED IN 1925, WAS ONCE THE HEADQUARTERS FOR KOWLOON REGION.

THE WORK, AIMED AT UPGRADING FACILITIES AND PUTTING THE BUILDING’S SPACE TO BETTER USE, WILL INVOLVE PARTITIONING; GENERAL REPAIR WORK, ESPECIALLY TO THE ROOF AND STAIRWAYS; REPLACING WINDOWS AND THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM; AND INSTALLING FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT.

WORK ON THE PROJECT HAS STARTED AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN NINE MONTHS. THE POLICE STATION WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC WHILE THE RENOVATION WORK IS GOING ON.

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FULL YOUTH PROGRAMME FOR KWAI CHUNG-TSING Yl * X * * *

MORE THAN SO OOO YOUNG PEOPLE IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl WILL TAKE PART IN NUMEROUS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES UNDER THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

ABOUT 460 EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES WILL BE HELD BETWEEN JULY 9 AND THE END OF AUGUST.

CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR CHAN KWOK-WAI, WILL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY (JUNE 19).

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG, STARTING AT NOON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (TUESDAY) STOOD AT 49.5 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 290.424 MILLION CUBIC NETRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 324.595 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 55.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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WATER CUTS IN TWO AREAS * * * *

qai t watfR SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY JtJHE 20) TO 10 AM ON SUNDAY (JUNE 22) FOR MAINS WORK.

THF AFFFfTFD PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY CONNAUGHT PLACE, PEDDER STREET WYNDHAM STREET, GLENEALY, CAINE ROAD, BONHAM ROAD, POK FU LAM ROAD, HOK SZ TERRACE, SANDS STREET AND THE SEA FRONT.

ON THE SAME DAY FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WILL ALSO BE TURNED OFF FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY MA YAU TONG, PO LAM ROAD, MAU WU TSAI, HEAVEN OF HOPE SANATORIUM AND RENNIE’S MILL area’.


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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PIPELINE DECISION SAVES 35-71 MILLION ......................... 1

1986 SWINGING SUMMER TV SERIES LAUNCHED........................ 2

HIGGINSON TO RETURN ON FRIDAY.................................. 3

SAI KUNG DB TO DISCUSS TRIAD REPORT ........................... 4

PLANS TO BEAUTIFY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT .......................... 4

HONG KONG-BRED +SPIRIT DUCKSf RETURN TO ANCESTRAL HOME....... 5

COURTESY CALL BY TUNG WAH DIRECTORS ........................... 6

TUEN MUN STORAGE SITE FOR LET ................................. 7

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED..........................   7

CLEAR JATER BAY ROAD PARTIALLY REOPINED........................ 8

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN CENTRAL ............................. 8

WEDNESDAY, JUNf 18, 198$.

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PIPELINE DECISION SAVES $5.71 MILLION *****

A DECISION BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS $5.71 MILLION ON A SUBMARINE WATER PIPELINE THAT WILL NOT BE NEEDED UNTIL 1993.

THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) APPROVED BUI'LDHiG A DUPLICATE PIPELINE TO TAKE WATER ACROSS TOLO CHANNEL.

THE UNDERWATER MAIN IS PART OF STAGE THREE OF THE MULTI-MILL ION DOLLAR PROJECT TO TAKE MORE WATER FROM CHINA. _....

AT PRESENT THE $626 MILLION STAGE TWO OF THE PROJECT IS UNDERWAY AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED BY 1991 WHEN STAGE THREE IS SCHEDULEf TO BEGIN.

AS PART OF STAGE TWO A $66 MILLION SUBMARINE PIPELINE IS BEING BUILT UNDER TOLO CHANNEL BETWEEN HARBOUR ISLAND AND SAI 0 WITH APPROPRIATE LAND MAINS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CHANNEL.

FORECASTS SHOW THAT A DUPLICATE PIPELINE UNDER THE CHANNEL WILL BE NEEDED IN 1993 AND WORK ON THIS WAS TO HAVE STARTED IN 1991.

HOWEVER, THE CONTRACTORS FOR THE FIRST TOLO PIPELINE PROJECT HAVE OFFERED TO LAY THE DUPLICATE PIPE, ALONG WITH THE FIRSTS AT A REDUCED PRICE OF $41.85 MILLION.

BUT THE OFFER IS VALID ONLY UP TO JUNE 19 AS AFTER THAT DATE THE PRICE OF PIPES FROM JAPAN IS EXPECTED TO RISE.

BY BUILDING THE SECOND PIPELINE AT THE SAME TIME AS THE FIRST THE GOVERNMENT WILL SAVE ON CAPITAL COSTS, REDUCE SUPERVISION COSTS AS SUPERVISORY STAFF ARE ALREADY ON SITE, AND REDUCE PUMPING COSTS. BETWEEN 1988 ARD 1993 AS PUMPING WATER THROUGH TWIN PIPES WILL BE MORE EFFICIENT THAN PUMPING THROUGH A SINGLE PIPE. -W-

THE ESTIMATED SAVING OF $5.71 MILLION IS A CONSERVATIVE ONE AND DOES NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT POSSIBLE SAVINGS ON LAND COSTS, INFLATION, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS. " ..'

ESTIMATES SHOW THAT, ALREADY, THERE HAVE BEEN ENOUGH SAVINGS ON STAGE TWO PROJECTS TO ALLOW THE ADDITIONAL PIPE TO BE LAID WITHOUT INCREASING THE ORIGINAL $626 MILLION STAGE TWO BUDGET..

LAST FINANCIAL YEAR $210 MILLION WAS SPENT ON STAGE TWO WORKS.F IT IS ESTIMATED THAT $270 MILLION WILL BE SPENT THIS YEAR, $67 MILLION NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR AND $79 MILLION IN 1988-89.

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1986 SWINGING SUMMER TV SERIES LAUNCHED *****

WITH THE ONSET OF SUMMER, THE POPULAR SWINGING SUMMER TELEVISION SERIES WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK, PROVIDING FUN AND RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH AS WELL AS ENTERTAINMENT FOR HOME VIEWERS.

JOINTLY PRESENTED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG (RTHK) AND THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT (ISD), THE SWINGING SUMMER OUTDOOR SHOWS WHICH FORM THE TV SERIES, ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE ANNUAL SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE SERIES TODAY (WEDNESDAY), SENIOR INFORMATION OFFICER, MR KELLY SO, SAID THAT ACTIVITIES ARE ORGANISED WITH THE AIM OF FOSTERING A SPIRIT OF ACTIVE PARTICIPATION WHICH EMPHASISES THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, 'CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY! GET TO KNOW IT BETTER*.

+BESIDES PROVIDING RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO ENABLE YOUNG PEOPLE TO USEFULLY SPEND THEIR SUMMER HOLIDAYS, IT IS ALSO HOPED THAT THEY WILL BE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE PART IN THE HI COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

ALL ACTIVITIES OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ARE PLANNED AND COORDINATED IN CONJUNCTION WITH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS.

+THESE INCLUDE THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE, THE MUSIC OFFICE, THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL,* MR SO ADDED.

THE HEAD OF PROJECT AND VARIETY UNIT OF RTHK, MIs£ JOANNA LAU, SAID THIS YEAR’S SWINGING SUMMER TV SERIES CONSISTS OF EIGHT EPISODES, EACH LASTING AN HOUR, WITH THE OPENING EPISODE BEING RECORDED ON JUNE 26 AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM.

+THE FIRST EPISODE WILL SEE WELL-KNOWN PERSONALITIES TAKING PART IN TELEMATCH GAMESj AND, AS AN ADDED ATTRACTION, RENOWNED SINGERS HAVE ALSO BEEN INVITED TO PERFORM,* MISS LAU SAID.

*IN THE SECOND THROUGH TO THE EIGHTH EPISODES, DUE TO BE HELD AT LOCATIONS IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES, POPULAR YOUNG SINGERS WILL BE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE SHOWS TO ENRICH THE PROGRAMMES,* SHE ADDED.

EACH EPISODE WILL BE CO-ORGANISED BY A GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OR VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION AND WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES AND GAMES COMPETITIONS FOR BOTH PARTICIPANTS AND THE AUDIENCE.

/+SPECIAL MENTION........

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♦SPECIAL MENTION MUST BE MADE OF A FOLK SINGING CONTEST THIS YEAR, OPEN TO YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 25,+ MISS LAU SAID. ♦INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS CAN APPLY BEFORE THE END OF JULY AND ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM DISTRICT OFFICES, TOM LEE PIANO COMPANY BRANCHES AND RTHK.+

BOTH ISD AND RTHK REPRESENTATIVES THANKED THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB FOR ITS CONTINUED CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, AND ALSO TOM LEE MUSIC COMPANY AND SWIRE BOTTLERS LIMITED FOR SPONSORING ATTRACTIVE PRIZES FOR THE SWINGING SUMMER TV SERIES.

HIGGINSON TO RETURN ON FRIDAY K * * *

THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR WHO LED A BRITISH TEAM TO PEKING TO DISCUSS WITH CH

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A HONG KONG SHIPPING REGISTER, WILL RETURN ON FRIDAY (JUNE 20).

WHILE IN PEKING. HE ALSO TOOK PART IN THE EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON CIVIL AVIATION MATTERS OF MUTUAL INTEREST.

MR HIGGINSON WILL TRAVEL ON FLIGHT CA 101, ETA 11 AM.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO COVER «MR HIGGINSON’S RETURN. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS ROOM J ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BY 10.10 AM ON FRIDAY,

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE OH HAND TO ASSIST.

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WEDNESDAY. JUNE 13.

SAI KUNG DB TO DISCUSS TRIAD REPORT *****

THE REPORT ON WAYS TO COUNTER TRIAD PROBLEMS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON FRIDAY (JUNE 20).

BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE OPTIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE LAW AND IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW TO COUNTER TRIAD PROBLEMS.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY ON THE REVIEW OF THE JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT SYSTEM. fc ‘

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE JUNK BAY DEVELOPMENT * PROGRAMME 1986 i THE ICAC WORK PLAN FOR 1986-87» A REPORT BT THE BOARD’S REGIONAL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE - MR WAN YUET-KAUfARP-,J THE PROGRESS REPORT OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORSi '

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

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PLANS TO BEAUTIFY TSUEN WAN DISTRICT *****

PLANS TO TRANSFORM THE HIGHLY INDUSTRIALISED BISTRIC^HL^ TSUEN WAN INTO A GREENER AND MORE FLORID PLACE WILL BE 0UTM1W|L AT A SEMINAR FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS TOMGRRO (THURSDAY).

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL CONSULT AND DISCUSS WITH EDUCATIONALISTS ON HOW TO IMPLEMENT VARIOUS PROJECTS ANB SCHEMES TO BEAUTIFY THE DISTRICT.

THE PROGRAMME, ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, INCLUDE W PLANTING OF TREES AND FLOWERS AT'VARIOUS PROMINENT LOCATIONS, AND ENCOURAGING RESIDENTS TO ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS AND ARTS IN ORDER TO PROJECT A HEALTHY IMAGE OF THE DISTRICT.

/SSVERAL EVHSTS........

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SEVERAL EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT’S FORTHCOMING SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WILL INVOLVE STUDENTS PLANTING TREES AND FLOWERS. WWU THE SPORTS AND ARTS NUTURE SCHEMES WILL BE INCORPORATED INTO TWO MAIN FESTIVALS OF THE DISTRICT - THE TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL AND THE TSUEN WAN ARTS FESTIVAL.

TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ANGUS MIU, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN, WILL ADDRESS THE GATHERING BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION AND BRIEFING OF VARIOUS INI DIVIDUAL SCHEMES BY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WILL ALSO BE ON HAND TO GIVE ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE.

THE SEMINAR WILL START AT 10 AM AT THE HILLTOP COUNTRY CLUB, HILLTOP ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR. TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL LEAVE BY 9.30 AM FROM THE CARPARK OF FOU WAH CENTRE, 210 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, FOR THE CLUB.

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HONG KONG-BRED +SPIRIT DUCKS+ RETURN TO ANCESTRAL HOME ******

NINE YOUNG WHITE-WINGED WOOD DUCKS, KNOWN TO THE ASSAMESE AS +SPIRIT DUCKS+, LEFT HONG KONG ABOARD AIR INDIA FLIGHT 307 TODAY ON THE FIRST LEG OF THE JOURNEY TO BORDUBI IN THEIR NATIVE ASSAM.

THE DUCKS, WHICH WERE BRED IN THE HONG KONG ZOOLOGICAL AND BOTANICAL GARDENS LAST YEAR, ARE TRAVELLING FREE OF CHARGE ON AIR INDIA. THE URBAN COUNCIL, WHICH FINANCES AND ADMINISTERS THE H.K.Z.B.G., PAID FOR SHIPPING CRATES AND THE NECESSARY EXPORT DOCUMENTS.

THIS SHIPMENT REPRESENTS ANOTHER STEP IN WORLD WILDLIFE FUND PROJECT 406, A CAPTIVE BREEDING PROGRAMME AIMED AT SAVING THESE RARE WATERFOWL FROM EXTINCTION, WITH THE INTENTION OF REINTRODUCING THEM INTO SUITABLE AREAS OF THEIR NATURAL HABITAT.

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THE FORMER RANGE OF THE WHITE-WINGED WOOD OUCKWAS FROM ASSAM AND BURMA THROUGH THAILAND AND INDO-CHINA TO SUMATRA AND JAWA (FORMERLY JAVA). THE WHOLESALE FELLING OF THE PLAINS RAINFOREST, COMBINED WITH OVER-HUNTING, HAS CAUSED A CATASTROPHIC DECLINE IN NUMBERS AND THIS SPECIES IS NOW EXTINCT IN MANY AREAS WHERE IT USED TO OCCUR.

THE ORIGINAL STOCK FOR THE CAPTIVE BREEDING PROGRAMME WAS OBTAINED IN ASSAM IN THE LATE 196OS BY NATURAL 1ST SAM MCKENZIE, FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF PROJECT 406. REALISING THAT THE DUCKS WERE GRADUALLY DISAPPEARING FROM THE FOREST AROUND HIS HOME, HE DECIDED TO TAKE ACTION TO PRESERVE THEM.

WITH THE PERMISSION AND SUPPORT OF THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HE STARTED COLLECTING WHITE-WINGED WOOD DUCKS FOR WE PROGRAMME. THIS WAS NOT EASY, AS THEY ARE SHY AND LARGELY NOCTURNAL IN THEIR HABITS BUT LOCAL FISHERMEN RESPONDED TO MR MACKENZIE’S REQUEST FOR +SPIRIT DUCKS+, AND EVENTUALLY HE OBTAINED TWO BROODS OF DUCKLINGS. THESE WERE HAND-REARED BY HIS WIFE AND SENT TO THE WILDFOWL TRUST IN ENGLAND, WHICH IS CO-ORDINATING PROJECT 406.

WHITE-WINGED WOOD DUCKS RAISED AT THE TRUST ARE PLACED ON BREEDING LOAN WITH SUITABLE ZOOS AND BIRD COLLECTIONS. INCLUDING THE H.K.Z.B.G. SIR PETER SCOTT, HONORARY DIRECTOR CF THE WILDFOWL TRUST, VISITED HONG KONG LAST MONTH AND SAW THE YOUNG DUCKS AWAITING SHIPMENT.

THIS IS HONG KONG’S SECOND MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROJECT. LAST YEAR 12 YOUNG DUCKS BRED HERE WERE SENT TO THAILAND TO JOIN A BREEDING PROGRAMME UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE KINGDOM'S ROYAL FOREST DEPARTMENT.

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COURTESY CALL BY TUNG WAH DIRECTORS *****

MEMBERS OF THE NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS THIS (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON PAID A COURTESY CALL OH. DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, TO DISCUSS WELFARE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE GROUP. ~ -

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GROUP, MR ROBERT CHAN, OUTLINED THE 6RWP*S^ NEW PROJECTS FOR THE COMING YEAR. THESE INCLUDED HOSTELS FOR THE ELDERLY IN SUN CHUI ESTATE IN SHA TIN, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE IN FANLING AND LI CHENG UK ESTATE IN SHAM SHU I PO- A CARE AND ATTENTION HOME FOR THE ELDERLY IN YIU ON ESTATE IN MA ON SHAN- AND A MULTI-SERVICIE1, CENTRE IN SHA KOK ESTATE IN SHA TIN'.

MRS CHAN COMMENDED THE GROUP FOR PROVIDING VARIOUS SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS AND ASSURED BOARD MEMBERS THAT HER DEPARTMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO GIVE THEM SUPPORT.

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TUEN MUN STORAGE SITE FOR LET * * * * *

A SITE FOR OPEN STORAGE IN TUEN MUN NEAR CASTLE PEAK BAY FISH WHOLESALE MARKET IS TO BE LET ON SHORT TERM TENANCY BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

THE SITE, MEASURING ABOUT 894 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR OPEN STORAGE, EXCLUDING CONTAINERS.

THE TENANCY IS FOR ONE YEAR INITIALLY, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY. AFTERWARDS.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ACCEPTING TENDERS IS NOON ON JULY 4.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED * * * * *

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN ON LAN STREET IN CENTRAL ARE TO BE DEMOLISHED, THE BUILDING AUTHORITY HAS DECIDED.

THE STRUCTURES ARE INA LANE AT THE REAR OF 2-20, ON LAN STREE AND AN ORDER FOR THEIR DEMOLITION WAS ORIGINALLY ISSUED UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE IN NOVEMBER 1984.

THIS WAS NOT COMPLIED WITH.

NOTICES THAT A CLOSURE ORDER WOULD BE APPLIED FOR .IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT ON JULY 30 WERE POSTED ON THE STRUCTURES TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

CLOSING THE BUILDING IN ADVANCE OF DEMOLITION IS TO ENSURE THAT THE WORK CAN BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT DANGER TO OCCUPIERS OR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

DEMOLITION WILL START IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CLOSURE ORDER HAS BEEN OBTAINED.

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CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD PARTIALLY REOPENED *****

FROM 3 PM TOMORROW (THURSDAY), THE CLOSED SECTION OF CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD BETWEEN JAT’S INCLINE AND FEI NGO SHAN ROAD WILL BE PARTIALLY REOPENED TO TRAFFIC ONE-LANE ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

NEW TERRITORIES GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 1 WILL RESUME ITS NORM. ROUTE I NG VIA CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD WHEN KOWLOON-BOUND.

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THE SECTION OF CLEVERLY STREET BETWEEN WINS LOK STREET AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, CURRENTLY OPENED ONLY YO VEWfCLES FOR ACCESS, WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (JUNE 20) FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS TO FACILITATE RECONSTRUCTION^ ’ WORK. W**-

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MORE TRAINED WORKERS NEEDED FOR CLOTHING INDUSTRY . 1

TEXTILE TALKS WITH CANADA BEGIN NEXT WEEK ......... 2

HK EXCLUDED PROM NZ'S GSP SCHEME................... 2

CUSTOMS STaPF HELP PROTECT TRADING HUGE............ 3

PLACEMENT OF REDUNDANT TElCHaRS IN PROGRESS ....... 5

GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS ...................... 6

SUMMER FOLK SINGING CONTEST ORGANISED ............. 7

MEANINGFUL RECRjlaTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE............ 7

LANGUAGE TaACHERS TO DISPLAY MATERIALS ............ 8

FREjl VARIETY SHOW IN WESTERN...................... 9

SPECTATOR oTAND FOR MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND ......... 9

TRAFFIC CHANGES ON CONNaUGHT ROAD CENTRAL ......... 10

NO FLUSHING «aTER IN KOWLOON TONG.................. 10

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MORE TRAINED WORKERS NEEDED FOR CLOTHING INDUSTRY *****

THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO BE THE LARGEST MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN HONG KONG EMPLOYING 262 OOO WORKERS, A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL LAST YEAR REVEALED.

BASED ON THE FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY, THE COUNCIL’S CLOTHING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD PROJECTED THAT THE INDUSTRY WOULD NEED TO TRAIN ABOUT 120 TECHNOLOGISTS, 670 TECHNICIANS, 580 CRAFTSMEN AND 13 700 OPERATIVES ANNUALLY TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE INDUSTRY UP TO 1991.

+HOWEVER, AUTOMATION ADOPTED BY LARGE AND MED IUM-SIZED CLOTHING FACTORIES, RECESSION IN MAJOR IMPORT MARKETS AND STRONG COMPETITION FROM NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES HAVE RESULTED IN THE REDUCTION OF MANPOWER IN THE GARMENT BRANCH OF THE INDUSTRY OVER THE >AST TWO YEARS, + A BOARD SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE MOVE BY SOME LOCAL GARMENT MANUFACTURING FACTORIES TO CHINA WAS ANOTHER REASON FOR THE DECLINE OF MANPOWER IN THIS BRANCH FROM 234 000 IN 1983 TO 220 000 IN 1985, HE ADDED.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE SURVEY FINDINGS SHOWED THAT MANPOWER IN THE KNITWEAR BRANCH INCREASED AT A RATE OF THREE PER CENT A YEAR FROM 35 000 TO 36 000 IN THE LAST TWO YEARS.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THIS WAS DUE TO A CHANGE IN IMPORT REGULATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES REQUIRING KNITTED PIECES TO BE PRODUCED LOCALLY, THUS RESULTING IN A DRASTIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF KNITTING MACHINE OPERATORS.

THE FUR BRANCH, COVERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SURVEY, REPORTED A WORKFORCE OF 5 700.

DESPITE THE REMARKABLE PXFJMYMANCE OF FUR EXPORT ITEMS IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS, THE BOARD PROJECTED THAT AGA INST THE BACKGROUND CF GROWING TRAD^ PROTECTIONISM IN THE UN I TED STATES AND JAPAN, THE ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF MANPOWER IN THE FUR BRANCH WOULD BE LEVELLING CFF AT AROUND FIVE PER CENT IN A FEW YEARS.

THE BOARD CONCLUDED THAT THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY MUST CONTINUE TO UPGRADE AND DIVERSIFY ITS PRODUCTS AND IMPROVE ITS PRODUCTIVITY ID FIGHT TRADE PROTECTIONISM AND TO COPE WITH COMPETITION.

♦THIS CALLS FOR A BETTER TRAINED TECHNICAL MANPOWER,+ THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED.

THE 1985 MANPOWER SURVEY REPORT ON THE CLOTHING INDUSTRY IS AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE AT 114 A COPY.

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TEXTILE TALKS WITH CANADA BEGIN NEXT WEEK *****

BILATERAL DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CANADA ON THE TERRITORY’S TEXTILES EXPORTS TO CANADA AFTER 1986 WILL BE HELD IN HONG KONG ON JUNE 23 AND 24, A TRADE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE CURRENT HONG KONG-CANADA BILATERAL TEXTILES AGREEMENT WILL EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31.

THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, WILL LEAD THE HONG KONG TEAM AND THE CANADIAN TEAM WILL BE LED BY THEIR CHIEF TEXTILES NEGOTIATOR, MR HOWIE WILSON.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE TALKS WILL BE THE FIRST FORMAL ROUND BETWEEN CANADA AND HONG KONG ON POST-1986 ARRANGEMENTS.

CANADA IS HONG KONG’S FIFTH LARGEST EXPORT MARKET FOR TEXTILES AND APPAREL. IN 1985, EXPORTS OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL TO CANADA AMOUNTED TO $2 115.4 MILLION OR FOUR PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TEXTILES AND APPAREL EXPORTS. APPAREL ACCOUNTED FOR 85 PER CENT OF THE 1986 TEXTILE EXPORTS TO CANADA.

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HK EXCLUDED FROM NZ’S GSP SCHEME

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HONG KONG WILL CEASE TO BE A BENEFICIARY OF THE NEV ZEALAND GENERALISED SYSTEM OF PREFERENCES (GSP) FROM JULY 1, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

HOWEVER 92 DIFFERENT TYPES OF GOODS, IN WHICH HONG KONG HAS A SPECIAL TRADING INTEREST, WILL CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM LOWER THAN NORMAL IMPORT DUTIES AFTER JULY 1.

THE MOVE TO +REINSTATE* PREFERENTIAL TARIFF RATES FOR THE 92 ITEMS OF SPECIAL TRADING INTEREST TO HONG KONG FOLLOWS CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND NEW ZEALAND HELD IN WELLINGTON ON APRIL 10-11, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

AS A RESULT OF NEGOTIATIONS THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT HAS AGREED TO APPLY THE PREFERENTIAL TARIFF RATE GRANTED TO LESS DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO GSP RATES, IN RESPECT CF THE 92 ITEMS, HE SAID.

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THESE ITEMS WHICH COVER A RANGE OF PRODUCTS INCLUDING CERTAIN FABRICS, YARN, THREAD, MOTORS, WATCHES, ELECTRONIC PARTS AND COMPONENTS, ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS ETC, COMPLEMENT NEW ZEALAND’S OWN MANUFACTURING.

NEW ZEALAND’S TOTAL IMPORTS FROM HONG KONG OF PRODUCTS COVERED BY THESE ITEMS AMOUNTED TO NZ$73.4 MILLION (ABOUT HK$27O MILLION) IN 1984-85. ,2W.

/THE DECISION TO EXCLUDE HONG KONG FRftfl iNEW- ZEALAND’S GSP SCHEME CQM.ES.IN THE WAKE OF THAT COUNTRY'S/INTRODUCTION LAST YEAR OF A NEW POLICY ON GSP. UNDER THIS POL ICY. DEVELOP I NG COUNTRIES WITH PER CAPITA GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT (GNP) ST OR ABOVE 70 PER CENT OF NEW ZEALAND’S OWN PER CAPITA GNP WILL BE GRADUATE^ FROM THE SCHEME.

A NUMBER OF OTHER COUNTRIES, INCLUDING SINGAPORE, BRUNEI AND SAUDI ARABIA HAVE ALREADY BEEN GRADUATED FROM THE SCHEME UNDER THE NEW POLICY.

DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE LIST OF 92 ITEMS WILL BE CIRCULATED SHORTLY BY THE TRADE DEPARTMENT.

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CUSTOMS STAFF HELP PROTECT-TRAD ING IMAGE * * * *

HONG KONG HAS TAKEN PARTICULAR CARE TO PROTECT ITS INTERNATIONAL TRADING IMAGE' IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY CF ITS TRADING SYSTEM, THE HEAD OF THE CUSTOMS TRADING STANDARDS INVESTIGATION BUREAU, MR JOHN HOWARD, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE RETAIL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, MR HOWARD SAID THE GOVERNMENT RECOGNISED THAT THE INFRINGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS UNDERMINED INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATION.

HE SAID THE STRATEGY TO ATTACK COUNTERFEITING AND COPYRIGHT PIRACY IN HONG KONG WAS DIRECTED AT ALL LEVELS FROM RETAILING AT STREET LEVEL, LARGE AND SMALL ESTABLISHED RETAIL PREMISES, MANUFACTURING OUTLETS AND ON IMPORT AND EXPORT.

♦ACTION IS TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS RECEIVED OR SELF INITIATED THROUGH SURVEILLANCE AND INTELL IGENCE,* HE SAID.

♦SPECIAL ATTENTION IS ALSO PAID TO THE IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF SUSPECTED COUNTERFEIT GOODS AT ALL ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS BY THE 3 000 STRONG CUSTOMS OFFICERS OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT.♦

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HE POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG HAD DEVELOPED COMPREHENSIVE LAWS COVERING TRADE MARKS, TRADE DESCRIPTIONS, COPYRIGHT, INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS AND PATENTS AND COMMITTED SUBSTANTIAL RESOURCES TO THE VIGOROUS ENFORCEMENT OF THESE LAWS.

+THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS OF HONG KONG ARE, IN FACT, MORE STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS AND PRACTICES OF MANY COUNTRIES, DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING,* HE EXPLAINED.

♦THE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ORDINANCE, WHICH CAME INTO FORCE ON APRIL 1, 1981, SPECIFICALLY PROHIBITS FALSE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS, FORGED TRADE MARKS AND ANY MIS-STATEMENTS IN RESPECT OF GOODS PROVIDED IN THE COURSE OF TRADE.

♦THE LAW MAKES IT AN OFFENCE FOR A PERSON EITHER TO APPLY A FALSE TRADE DESCRIPTION TO GOODS OR TO SUPPLY OR BE IN POSSESSION OF SUCH GOODS FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRADE GENERALLY.

+IT ALSO PROVIDES FOR THE PROHIBITION AND SEIZURE OF OFFENDING IMPORTS AND EXPORTS.

+IT CARRIES MAXIMUM PENALTIES OF $100 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS FOR SUMMARY OFFENCES AND $500 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR FIVE YEARS FOR INDICATABLE OFFENCES. ALL GOODS SEIZED ARE LIABLE TO FORFEITURE.*

HE SAID A TOTAL OF 288 SEIZURES WERE MADE FROM JANUARY TO APRIL THIS YEAR INVOLVING GOODS VALUED AT $17.2 MILLION UNDER THE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ORDINANCE AND RESULTED IN PROSECUTION OF 243 PERSONS OR FIRMS.

IN EXPLA IN INfi-JHE. COPYRIGHT ORDINANCE WHICH. WAS ENACTED IN MARCH 1973, MR HOWARD SAID IT PROVIDED FOR CRIMINAL SANCTIONS, WHICH MIGHT BE SOUGHT AGAINST COPYRIGHT PIRACY, AND AFFORDED PROTECTION FOR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF LITERARY, DRAMATIC, MUSICAL AND ARTISTIC WORKS, SOUND RECORDINGS, CINEMATOGRAPH FILMS, TELEVISION AND SOUND BROADCASTS- AND PUBLISHED EDITIONS OF WORK, BOTH LOCAL AND FOREIGN.

♦COPYRIGHT PROTECTION AGAINST INFRINGEMENT IS ACCORDED TO INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS WITHOUT REGISTRATION IN HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

♦ANYONE CONVICTED OF POSSESSION OF INFRINGING COPIES FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRADE OR BUSINESS IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF $1 000 FOR EACH INFRINGING COPY AND TO IMPRISONMENT FOR ONE YEAR WHILST THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR THE POSSESSION OF PLATES USED OR INTENDED TO BE USED FOR MAKING INFRINGING COPIES IS A FINE CF $50 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS. ALL INFRINGING GOODS AND PLATES SEIZED ARE LIABLE TO FORFEITURE.*

/HE SAID

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1986

HE SAID OPERATIONS TAKEN IN THE FIRST FOUR MONTHS THIS YEAR UNDER THE COPYRIGHT ORDINANCE HAD LED TO 43 SEIZURES WITH GOODS VALUED AT $0.74 MILLION AND A TOTAL OF 48 PROSECUTIONS.

MR HOWARD ALSO SAID THAT THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT HAD A SPECIAL TASK FORCE COMPRISING 150 INVESTIGATORS WITH WIDE-RANGING POWERS TO ENFORCE THE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS AND COPYRIGHT ORDINANCES.

♦IN ORDER TO PROTECT OWNERS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COVERING COMPUTERS AND THEIR ACCESSORIES, CUSTOMS OFFICERS HAVE TAKEN ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST OFFENCES INCLUDING THE FORGING OF TRADE MARKS IN BOTH COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE AND MORE RECENTLY, INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT IN SOFTWARE PROGRAMMES,+ HE SAID. ; '

♦RECENT CASES INVOLVING OPERATIONS AGAINST THE INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT IN COMPUTER SOFTWARE HAVE RESULTED IN THE SEIZURE CF GOODS VALUED AT $2.5 MILLION. 104 TRADERS HAVE BEEN PROSECUTED UNDER THE COPYRIGHT ORD I NANCE.+

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PLACEMENT OF REDUNDANT TEACHERS IN PROGRESS *****

SOME 100 OF THE 500 REDUNDANT AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS REGISTERED WITH THE PLACEMENT SERVICE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAD BEEN SUCCESSFULLY PLACED IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS SINCE THE OPERATION CF THE SERVICE BEGAN ON MAY 12.

THE ANNUAL EXERCISE OF PLACING REDUNDANT TEACHERS INTO NEW POSTS IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ANOTHER TWO MONTHS TO COMPLETE, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

TO SPEED UP THE EXERCISE, HE URGED ALL AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL SUPERVISORS TO REPORT IMMEDIATELY TO THEIR RESPECTIVE 'DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE AVAILABLE VACANCIES IN THEIR SCHOOLS, ARISING FROM NEW CLASSES, WASTAGE OR RETIREMENT.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO CALLED ON ALL SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TO ACCEPT REDUNDANT TEACHERS REFERRED BY THE SERVICE TO FILL THEIR VACANCIES.

♦WITHOUT THEIR FULL SUPPORT, IT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR THE PLACEMENT SERVICE TO PLACE ALL REDUNDANT TEACHERS AT AN EARLY DATE.+

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+AS A RESULT, TEACHING VACANCIES IN AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS WILL CONTINUE TO BE FROZEN,* HE ADDED.

IN THIS CONNECTION, SCHOOL SUPERVISORS ARE REMINDED THAT THEY SHOULD NOT ENTER INTO ANY EMPLOYMENT JlTH OTHER TEACHERS BEFORE THE PLACEMENT SERVICE HAS COMPLETED ITS TASK.

FOR THE LAST 11 YEARS, THE DEPARTMENT HAS CARRIED OUT THE ANNUAL EXERCISE OF HELPING PLACE REDUNDANT AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS INTO NEW JOBS BECAUSE OF A DROP IN POPU'. j.’IOM OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE AND A SHIFT OF POPULATION FROM URE.FI AREAS TO NEW.TOWNS.

BETWEEN 1975 AND 1985, MORE THAN 4 OOO AFFECTED "£ACHERS HAD BEEN HELPED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO SECURE ALIU^AiTVt POSTS.

GOOD BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS * * * *

A PRESS LUNCHEON TO INTRODUCE THE 'TEN ^ECOI MENDED BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS’ PROJECT WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY v. JUr.L 23) AT 12.30 PM IN THE UNITED RESTAURANT IN UNITED CENTRE, QUEENSWAY.

THE PROJECT AIMS AT PROMOTING READING AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO DEVELOP AN INVEST IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF KNOWLEDGE.

TEN PEOPLE, INCLUDING LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS AND WRITERS, HAVE BEEN INVITED TO RECOMMEND CH INESE-LANGUAGE BOOKS TO YOUNG PEOPLE.

ATTENDING THE PRESS LUNCHEON WILL BE THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MR SIMON LUN; HEAD OF THE CHINESE. PROGRAMME' SERVICE OF RTHK, MR RAYMOND NG; HEAD OF THE STATION 8 CULTURAL PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT, MR CHUNG WAI-MING, AND ™E HEAD OF THE CULTURAL UNIT, MISS JUDY JIM-; AND THE TEN GUESTS INVITED TO RECOMMEND BOOKS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT, WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE ROSE ROOM OF THE UNITED RESTAURANT, ON THE SIXTH FLOOR OF UNITED CENTRE.

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SUMMER FOLK SINGING CONTEST ORGANISED ******

A TERRITORY-WIDE FOLK SINGING CONTEST WILL BE HELD THIS SUMMER AS PART OF THE SWINGING SUMMER TELEVISION SERIES OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, AND ENTRIES ARE OPEN TO ALL YOUNG PEOPLE, INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS, AGED BETWEEN 15 AND 25.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE SINGING CONTEST, HEAD OF PROJECT AND VARIETY UNIT OF RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, MISS JOANNA LAU, SAID: +THE CONTEST IS ORGANISED IN SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF PEACE AND TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION AMONG HONG KONG’S YOUNG PEOPLE.

♦MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN A POPULAR FORM OF EXPRESSION OF HARMONY AND PEACE, AND IT IS HOPED THAT THROUGH THIS CONTEST YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE AfeLE TO COMMUNICATE A SENSE OF PEACE TO EVERY IND IVIDUAL IN THE COMMUNITY,♦ SHE ADDED.

THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE CONTEST WILL BE HELD DURING EPISODES TWO TO SEVEN OF THE SWINGING SUMMER TV SERIES. WITH THE WINNING CONTESTANT FROM EACH EPISODE ENTERING THE FINAL TO BE HELD DURING EPISODE EIGHT ON AUGUST 23.

ALL PRIZES FOR THE SINGING CONTEST WILL BE SPONSORED BY TOM LEE MUSIC COMPANY AND THESE INCLUDE GIFT VOUCHERS AMOUNTING TO $10 000 FOR THE WINNER- $5 000 FOR THE FIRST RUNNER-UP- AND $3 000 FOR THE SECOND RUNNER-UP.

ENTRY FORMS ARE OBTAINABLE FROM DISTRICT OFFICES, ALL TOM LEE MUSIC CENTRES AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG. ENTRIES WILL CLOSE ON JULY 31.

MEANINGFUL RECREATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE * * * *

MORE THAN 80 000 YOUNG PEOPLE IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl WILL TAKE PART IN NUMEROUS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES UNDER THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, CHAIRMAN OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR CHAN KWOK-WAI, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME, MR CHAN SAID ABOUT 460 EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES WOULD BE HELD BETWEEN JULY 9 AND THE END OF AUGUST.

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THESE WOULD INCLUDE RECREATION CAMPS, TRAINING CAMPS, PICNICS, INTEREST GROUP ACTIVITIES, AND VARIOUS SPORTS COMPETITIONS.

MR CHAN DESCRIBED THE PROGRAMME AS A COMMUNITY BUILDING EXERCISE AIMED AT PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO ENRICH THEMSELVES THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN MEANINGFUL SOCIAL, RECREATION AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

+THROUGH THESE ACTIVITIES, THEY CAN DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIAL SKILLS, AND UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE INTER-HUMAN RELATIONSHIP,* HE SAID.

+THEY CAN ALSO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH THEY LIVE AND ENHANCE THEIR SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TO IT.+

THE THEME FOR THE PROGRAMME THIS YEAR IS ’CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, GET TO KNOW IT BETTER’. THE ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE FOR THE DISTRICT PROGRAMME IS S495 000.

LANGUAGE TEACHERS TO DISPLAY MATERIALS * * * * *

AN EXHIBITION OF WORK BY PARTICIPANTS IN REFRESHER COURSES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN CHINESE AND FOR PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOL TEACHERS IN ENGLISH WILL BEGIN AT THE INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION, MONG KOK, ON SATURDAY (JUNE 21).

EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY WILL INCLUDE PROTO-TYPE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, TEACHING AIDS AND PROJECTS DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY COURSE PARTICIPANTS.

THE EXHIBITION AT THE INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION AT PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 21ST FLOOR, 56 DUNDAS STREET, MONG KOK, WILL BE OPEN FROM 9 AM TO NOON ON SATURDAY, AND FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM FROM MONDAY (JUNE 23) TO THURSDAY (JUNE 26).

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FREE VARIETY SHOW IN WESTERN

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MORE THAN 500 RESIDENTS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN WILL BE TREATED TO A FREE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME ON SATURDAY (JUNE 21) EVENING AT THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE.

THE VARIETY SHOW IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF FUNCTIONS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE MORE ENTERTAINMENT FOR RESIDENTS.

THE TWO-HOUR SHOW WILL AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES.

INCLUDE BAND MUSIC, SINGING, MAGIC

THE SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM IN COMMUNITY CENTRE AT WESTERN STREET,

THE MAIN HALL OF THE SAI YING PUN.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN CF THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. NFS IRENE LEE- EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, MR DANNY CHAN- CULTURAL AND ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER (HONG KONG), URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR DANIEL CHUNG- AND ASSISTANT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (CENTRAL, WESTERN AND ISLANDS), MR LAM KWOK-WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT VARIETY SHOW NIGHT TO BE HELD AT 8 PM ON SATURDAY AT THE MAIN HALL OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE, 36A WESTERN STREET, SAI YING PUN.

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SPECTATOR STAND FOR MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND * * * *

CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SPECTATOR STAND AT MACPHERSON PLAYGROUND IN MONG KOK WILL START AT THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE STAND IS TO BE BUILT ON THE SITE OF THE OLD STAND WHICH WAS DEMOLISHED LAST YEAR. IT WILL ACCOMMODATE 850 SPECTATORS.

UNDER THE STAND WILL BE A SINGLE-STOREY BUILDING CONTAINING AN OFFICE, A CONFERENCE AND READING ROOM, A FIRST-AID ROOM, STORE ROOM, CHANGING ROOMS AND TOILETS.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT RECENTLY AWARDED A 31.4 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE PROJECT WHICH SHOULD BE COMPLETED EARLY NEXT YEAR.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES ON CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL *****

NO VEHICLE ON WESTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT INTO GILMAN STREET ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH STARTING FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (JUNE 21).

THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE ROAD WORK.

AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO WING WO STREET, WING LOK STREET AND RUMSEY STREET TO REJOIN PI^R ROAD,

NO FLUSHING WATER IN KOWLOON TONG *****

SALT WATER SUPPLY IN KOWLOON TONG WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (JUNE 22) TO 10 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL OF KOWLOON TONG.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIGNIFICANT oTEP FOR EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING .... 1

WORKING TARTY ON POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION .. 2

BILL PROPOSES SPENT CONVICTION SCHEME............. 5

GOVERNOR LOOKS OVER MARINE SERVICES .............. 4

KEY ROLji PLAYED BY 'ONE STOP UNIT' .............. 5

REPEAL OF '15 PER CENT DIVIDEND' RULE PROPOSED ... 6

PROVISIONAL REGISTER OF Lx-GCO ELECTORS PUBLISHED . 7

BILL TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN SMALL HOUSE LAWS ...... 10

NEW FEES FOR IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SERVICES...... 11

ZONING PLAN INCLUDES THIRD CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL .. 1J PLANNING FOR FUTURE RAIL LINKS WITH SHA TIN ....... 15

APRIL ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL FIGURES

OUT ............................................ 16

NEW ID CxRDS FUR WOMEN BORN IN 1921-1925 ......... 19

SPECIAL STAMPS TO COMMEMORATE ..XPO .............. 21

POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION TO PROMOTE VvaTER SAFETY. 22 GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY xiEPORT OUT............... 22

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED .............. 25

FARE RISES ON FIVE GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES ........ 25

ANOTHER NT GREEN MINIBUS FARE TO GO UP............ 24

CARTER TO RETURN ON SUNDAY........................ 24

FAREWELL P.xRTY FOR OUTGOING COMMISSIONER......... 25

DB MEMBERS TOUR LAM TIN DEVELOPMENTS ........... 25

NORTH DISTRICT BOOSTS CIVIC EDUCATION ............ 26

SAI WAN HO TRAFFIC CHANGES ....................... 27

partial closure of Kai fuk road .................. 27

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1986

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SIGNIFICANT STEP FOR EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING *****

THE MUCH AWAITED EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING PROJECT HAS TAKEN’-'A,. SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD WITH THE GAZETTING TODAY (FRIDAY) OF A BILL WHICH GIVES LEGISLATIVE EFFECT TO THE GRANT OF FRANCHISES FOR THE PROJECT.

THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING BILL 1986. IF ENACTED, WILL ENABLE THE NEW HONG KONG TUNNEL CO. LTD. -- A CONSORTIUM LED BY KUMAGAI GUMI LTD. AND INCLUDING PAUL Y LTD., LILLEY CONSTRUCTION LTD. AND CHINA INTERNATIONAL TRUST AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION — TO PRIVATELY FINANCE AND BUILD A COMBINED ROAD AND RAIL TUNNEL BETWEEN QUARRY BAY AND CHA KWO LING AND TO OPERATE THE ROAD PORTION OF THE TUNNEL.

UNDER THE TERMS OF THE FRANCHISE THE NEW HONG KONG TUNNEL CO. LTD. MUST TRANSFER ITS RIGHT TO OPERATE THE RAILWAY LINE LINKING KWUN TONG STATION WITH QUARRY BAY TO THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION THROUGH A SEPARATE COMPANY (THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING COMPANY). THE MTRC WILL LEASE THE RAILWAY FACILITIES FROM THE COMPANY FOR AN AGREED STREAM OF PAYMENTS.

THE TOLL FOR PRIVATE CARS AND TAXIS WILL BE 110 WHEN THE ROAD TUNNEL OPENS IN EARLY 1990 WITH HIGHER TOLLS FOR OTHER CLASSES OF VEHICLES.

THE FRANCHISE PERIOD FOR THE ROAD TUNNEL IS 30 YEARS FROM THE START OF CONSTRUCTION AFTER WHICH OWNERSHIP OF THE ROAD TUNNEL PASSES TO THE SAR GOVERNMENT. THE FRANCHISE PERIOD FOR THE RAILWAY IS 18 YEARS AND SIX MONTHS FROM THE RAIL OPERATING DATE. CONSTRUCTION OF BOTH THE ROAD AND RAILWAY WILL BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT 42 MONTHS.

WITH THE PASSING OF THE BILL, ALL STATUTORY AND LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROJECT WILL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED ENABLING AN OFFICIAL START TO BE MADE ON THE PROJECT BY EARLY AUGUST OF THIS YEAR.

PREPARATORY WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED ON THE PROJECT AND MOST OF THE LAND REQUIRED FOR THE PROJECT HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE.

ON THE ROAD OPERATING DATE THE ISSUED AND FULLY PAID-UP COMBINED SHARE CAPITAL OF THE ROAD AND RAIL COMPANIES WILL NOT BE LESS THAN $1.1 BILLION. THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE GIVEN A SMALL EQUITY HOLDING IN THE ROAD COMPANY AND THE GOVERNOR WILL HAVE THE POWER TO APPOINT TWO DIRECTORS TO THE ROAD COMPANY’S BOARD.

THE SCHEME HAS BEEN GAZETTED UNDER THE ROADS (WORKS, USE AND COMPENSATION) ORDINANCE AND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY (LAND RESUMPTION AND RELATED PROVISIONS) ORDINANCE.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1986

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WORKING PARTY ON POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION *****

THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, HAS APPOINTED DR K.E. HALNAN, A BRITISH PHYSICIAN WITH WIDE-RANGING KNOWLEDGE OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION TO CHAIR A WORKING PARTY ON POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

SET UP ON THE ADVICE OF THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY "OMMITTEE THF WORKING PARTY WILL EXAMINE AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON VARIOUS ASPECTS’OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION IN HONG KONG.

THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE WORKING PARTY ARE:

* TO MONITOR THE NEEDS FOR POSTGRADUATE TRAINING IN MEDICAL SPECIALTIES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR THE MEDICAL PROFESSION IN HONG KONG ;

* TO IDENTIFY THE MEASURES THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN TO MEET THESE NEEDS ;

* TO ADVISE ON THE ORGANISATION OF PROGRAMME OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION WITH REFERENCE TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITIES, MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, HOSPITAL AUTHORITIES AND GOVERNMENT I

* TO DETERMINE STANDARDS WITHIN EACH POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME, EXAMINE THE NEED FOR LOCAL EXAMINATIONS AND CERTIFICATION OF STANDARDS ;

* T0 ADVISE ON THE NEED FOR A BODY TO ACCREDIT PROGRAMMES OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION AND IF SO TO SPECIFY ITS POWERS, FUNCTION, STRUCTURE, ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCING ; AND

* TO ASSESS RESOURCE AND FINANCIAL IMPLI CAT IONS.

DR HALNAN, FRCR, FRCP, FRS(EDIN), AGED 65, WAS THE DIRECTOR OF RADIOTHERAPY AND ONCOLOGY, HAMMERSMITH HOSPITAL AND ROYAL POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL UNTIL OCTOBER 1985.

HE HAS SERVED ON THE EDUCATION BOARD, FACULTY BOARD AND COUNCIL OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGISTS, AND AS A PARTS I AND I I FRCR EXAMINER. HE HAS EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE SYSTEMS OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THE U.S., SCANDINAVIA AND SINGAPORE.

THE WORKING PARTY COMPRISES 14 OTHER MEMBERS FROM THE LOCAL UNIVERSITIES, MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BODIES, GOVERNMENT AND SUBVENTED HOSPITALS, THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE.

IT WILL START WORK IN OCTOBER THIS YEAR AND IS EXPECTED TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE WITHIN TWO YEARS.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1986

SILL PROPOSES SPENT CONVICTION SCHEME

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY PUBLISHED THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS BILL WHICH PROPOSES A SCHEME TO ENABLE PERSONS CONVICTED Or A MINOR OFFENCE TO TREAT THAT CONVICTION AS SPENT FOLLOWING THREE YEARS WITHOUT A FURTHER CONVICTION.

THE ORIGINAL CONVICTION WOULD REVIVE IF THE CONVICTED PERSON WERE RE-CONVICTED AT ANY TIME.

THE PROVISIONS OF THE BILL ARE THE RESULT OF WIDESPREAD CONSULTATION WHICH FOLLOWED THE PUBLICATION IN 1984 OF A DISCUSSION PAPER PREPARED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S CHAMBERS.

THE PROPOSED SCHEME FOR SPENT CONVICTIONS FOLLOWS EARLIER LEGISLATION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IN A NUMBER OF OTHER COUNTRIES INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND AUSTRALIA.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THERE HAD BEEN MANY REPRESENTATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS ENCOURAGING THE INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION IN HONG KONG.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE SCHEME NOW PROPOSED WAS INTENDED TO OFFER SOME ENCOURAGEMENT TO A PERSON WHO, DESPITE A MINOR CONVICTION, BEHAVED HIMSELF AS A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN THEREAFTER FOR A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF YEARS.

SUCH A SCHEME WAS IN THE INTERESTS OF BOTH SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE BILL PROVIDED THAT ANY OFFENCE FOR WHICH THE OFFENDER WAS SENTENCED TO A FINE NOT EXCEEDING $5 000 WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO BECOME SPENT.

THE EFFECT OF A CONVICTION BECOMING SPENT WOULD BE THAT ORDINARILY THE CONVICTED PERSON WOULD NOT BE OBLIGED TO REVEAL HIS CONVICTION AND NO REFERENCE COULD BE MADE TO IT BY OTHERS.

REFLECTING CONCERN THAT THOSE CONVICTED OF TRIAD OFFENCES MIGHT BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THE BILL ADVANCED TWO ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO THOSE CONVICTIONS.

ONE APPROACH WAS THAT ALL TRIAD OFFENCES SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM THE SCHEME WHILE THE ALTERNATIVE PROPOSAL WAS THAT SUCH OFFENCES SHOULD BECOME SPENT ONLY IF THE OFFENDER RENOUNCED HIS MEMBERSHIP OF THE TRIAD SOCIETY.

THE BENEFITS OF THE SCHEME WILL NOT EXTEND TO THOSE IN CERTAIN SPECIFIED PROFESSIONS AND SENSITIVE OR SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICES.

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EGAL DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IT WAS REASONABLE r.K TH(-- -J'JBLIC TO EXPECT THAT THOSE IN SUCH EMPLOYMENT SHOULD NOT 3E aBLE -0 CONCEAL THEIR PAST MISDEMEANOURS FROM THEIR EMPLOYERS.

IT WOULD BE UNDESIRABLE IF PERSONS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION OR EMPLOYMENT IN THESE AREAS WERE ABLE TO BENEFIT FROM THE SCHEME AND FAIL TO REVIEW A CONVICTION WHICH, THOUGH MINOR, MIGHT BE OF RELEVANCE TO AN ASSESSMENT OF THEIR FITNESS FOR EMPLOYMENT.

ALSO EXCLUDED FROM THE SCHEME ARE PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO THE GRANT OF ANY LICENCE, PERMIT OR DISPENSATION, OR REGISTRATION UNDER ANY LAW BUT THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT PERSONS AFFECTED WILL ONLY BE EXCLUDED FROM THE BENEFITS OF THE SCHEME IN RESPECT OF THEIR APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE, AND SO ON, AND RELATED PROCEEDINGS AND THEY WILL BE ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHEME IN ALL OTHER RESPECTS.

IT WAS STRESSED BY THE SPOKESMAN THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THE BILL WOULD NOT AFFECT IMMIGRATION TO OTHER COUNTRIES. FULL DISCLOSURE OF ALL CONVICTIONS WHETHER SPENT OR OTHERWISE COULD STILL TO BE REQUIRED BY THE COUNTRY OF INTENDED DESTINATION AND A CHANGE TO HONG KONG DOMESTIC LAW COULD NOT AFFECT THAT REQUIREMENT.

THE BILL WILL BE INTRODUCED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JULY 2.

GOVERNOR LOOKS OVER MARINE SERVICES * X * * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, TODAY (FRIDAY) MARINE DEPARTMENT TO SEE THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN PORT AND SHIPPING SERVICES.

VISITED THE HONG KONG’S

ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR DERICK HALL, SIR EDWARD MET DIVISION AND BRANCH HEADS AT THE DEPARTMENT’S NEW HEADQUARTERS AT HARBOUR BUILDING.

’ SIR EDWARD WAS TOLD THAT THE SIZE OF THE HONG KONG REGISTERED FLEET HAD GROWN FROM 530 525 GROSS REGISTERED TONS IN 1976 TO 7 852 075 GROSS REGISTERED TONS IN MARCH 1986, A 15-FOLD INCREASE.

THE FLEET UNDER THE DEPARTMENT’S ADMINISTRATION NOW OCCUPIES 12TH POSITION IN THE WORLD.

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Alin rJ?„-£0PE WITH THE CONTINUING EXPANSION IN REGISTERED TONNAGE AN?-°™ER ^CREASED RESPONSIBILITIES, ORGANISATIONAL CHANGES AND STAFF I No SUPPORT ARE NOW UNDER DEVELOPMENT

FROM THE NEW HEADQUARTERS, SIR EDWARD PROCEEDED TO THE MACAU FERRY TERMINAL WHICH HE OFFICIALLY OPENED LAST SEPTEMBER, TO SEE THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT’S MACAU FERRY TERMINAL BERTHING CONTROL, TERMINAL SERVICES, OPERATION AND SECURITY SUB-UNITS.

EDWARD THEN WENT TO THE PORT COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE HE pnoTEnDroATinl!TEREaT IN THE CENTRE’S CONTINUOUS VHF RADIOTELEPHONE PORT OPERATIONS SERVICE, WHICH PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE MARINE COMMUNICATIONS THROUGHOUT THE HARBOUR AND ITS APPROACHES.

THE GOVERNOR WAS ALSO BRIEFED ON THE OPERATIONAL ASPECTS OF THE PORT AND MARIT IME_SEARCH AND RESCUE CENTRE.

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KEY ROLE PLAYED BY ’ONE STOP UNIT’

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THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT’S ONE STOP UNIT HELPS INVESTORS, PARTICULARLY OVERSEAS INVESTORS, TO RESOLVE ANY PROBLEMS THEY MIGHT ENCOUNTER IN THE PROCESS OF SETTING UP A MANUFACTURING OPERATION IN HONG KONG.

THIS WAS SAID THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING BY THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG, AT A DINNER RECEPTION GIVEN BY THE JAPANESE DAIDO CONCRETE (H.K.) LIMITED.

MR YEUNG SAID THESE INCLUDED PROBLEMS OVER THE AVAILABIL.TY AND COST OF INDUSTRIAL LAND, LABOUR, FINANCIAL AND INDUS RIAL SUPPORT FACILITIES- FIRE AND OTHER SAFETY REGULATIONS-. AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, EMPLOYMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

THE WORK OF THE ONE STOP UNIT IS BACKED UP BY ALL OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND BY A LARGE NUMBER OF PUBLIC AND BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS.

THE UNIT IN TURN SUPPORTS THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT’S NETWORK OF FIVE OVERSEAS INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION OFFICES, ONE OF WHICH WAS SET UP IN TOKYO IN 1982.

+THE HISTORY OF DAIDO CONCRETE’S PRESENCE IN HONG KONG IS, IN FACT, A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE SORT OF ASSISTANCE THE ONE STOP UNIT IS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE,* MR YEUNG SAID.

+ AS A MATTER OF RECORD, THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT’S FIRST CONTACT WITH DAIDO CONCRETE WAS IN EARLY 1981 AND WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE BEEN CLOSELY INVOLVED WITH THEIR HONG KONG OPERATIONS.*

MR YEUNG COMMENTED THAT HONG KONG HAD A BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT ARGUABLY SECOND TO NONE IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION.

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REPEAL OF

’15 PEP CENT DIVIDEND’ RULE PROPOSED * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ORDINANCE REGARDING THE

PROPOSED CERTAIN AMENDMENTS TO THE BANKRUPTCY ’15 PER CENT DIVIDEND’ RULE.

THE BANKRUPTCY (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986, GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY), SERVES TO REPEAL THE ’15 PER CENT DIVIDEND’ RULE STIPULATED UNDER SECTIONS 9(3) AND 10(1) OF THE BANKRUPTCY ORDINANCE (CHAPTER 6) AND TO AMEND SECTION 33 OF THE ORDINANCE IN ORDER TO PERMIT ONLY THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER TO INVOKE THE ’15 PER CENT DIVIDEND’ RULE WHEN APPLYING TO RESCIND A RECEIVING ORDER OR TO ANNUL AN ADJUDICATION ORDER OF BANKRUPTCY.

UNDER THE EXISTING SECTIONS 9(3) AND 10(1) OF THE BANKRUPTCY ORDINANCE, THE COURT MAY DISMISS A BANKRUPTCY PETITION AND REFUSE TO MAKE A RECEIVING ORDER IF IT IS SATISFIED THAT THE ASSETS FOR DIVISION AMONG THE UNSECURED CREDITORS, AFTER PAYMENT OF ALL COSTS, CHARGES, EXPENSES AND PREFERENTIAL DEBTS, ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO PAY A 15 PER CENT DIVIDEND.

UNDER THE EXISTING SECTION 33(1), THE COURT MAY, ON THE SAME GROUND AND ON THE APPLICATION OF ANY PERSON INTERESTED, RESCIND A RECEIVING ORDER OR ANNUL AN ADJUDICATION ORDER IN BANKRUPTCY.

TH" ORIGINAL INTENTION OF THE ’15 PER CENT DIVIDEND’ PROVISION AIMED AT PREVENTING UNNECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE, PARTICULARLY IN RESPECT OF THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER AND THE COURT, IN BANKRUPTCY CASES WHERE THERE WOULD BE NO WORTHWHILE OUTCOME.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS, NUMEROUS BANKRUPTCY PETITIONS HAD BEEN OPPOSED BY DEBTQRS PLEADING THE ’15 PER CENT DIVIDEND’ PROVISION.

+THE INCREASING NUMBER OF SUCH DEFENCES HAS BROUGHT ABOUT A SITUATION IN WHICH THE INTENDED PURPOSE OF THE PROVISION, I.E. PREVENTING UNNECESSARY EXPENSE TO THE GOVERNMENT, IS NOT BEING ACHIEVED.

+ SIMILAR UNMERI TOR I OUS AND TIME-CONSUMING APPLICATIONS HAVE ALSO BEEN MADE BY DEBTORS AFTER ADJUDICATION UNDER SECTION 33(1),+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE ADDED THAT A HIGH COURT JUDGMENT IN 1985 HIGHLIGHTED THE UNSATISFACTORY ASPECTS OF THE ’15 PER CENT DIVIDEND’ PROVISION WHICH IN PRACTICE, TENDED TO WORK IN FAVOUR OF THOSE DEBTORS C—iING TO AVOID THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE BANKRUPTCY LAW.

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+ 3Y RULING A PERSON BANKRUPT, HE WOULD BE PREVENTED FROM TRADING AND CONTRACTING FURTHER DEBTS. HIS PAST BUSINESS DEALING WOULD ALSO BE EXPOSED TO INVESTIGATION,+ HE SAID.

THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, IF APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, WILL REMOVE THE ’15 PER CENT DIVIDEND’ PROVISION FROM SECTIONS 9 AND 10 AND LIMIT THE POWER TO APPLY FOR THE RESCISION OF A RECEIVING ORDER OR ANNULMENT OF ADJUDICATION IN SECTION 33 TO THE OFFICIAL RECEIVER ONLY.

+THESE PROPOSALS HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE REGISTRAR, SUPREME COURT, THE DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AID, THE LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG AND THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF ACCOUNTANTS (INSOLVENCY PRACTITIONERS COMMITTEE),* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE BILL IS EXPECTED- TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JULY 2.

COMMENTS ON THE BILL MAY BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE ECONOMIC SERVICES BRANCH AT CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES OR TO THE UMELCO OFFICE AT 8 JACKSON ROAD, CENTRAL.

0

PROVISIONAL REGISTER OF LEGCO ELECTORS PUBLISHED *****

A PROVISIONAL REGISTER OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTORS IS RELEASED FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION FROM TODAY (FRIDAY) UP JO J^Y 1 AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND AT THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE PUBLICATION OF THE PROVISIONAL REGISTER SERVES TWO PURPOSES. ♦’JP^IDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED JO J^GISTERIO CHECK WHETHER THEIR PARTICULARS HAVE BEEN ACCURATELY RECORDED. IT ALSO ALLOWS THE PUBLIC T<5 OBJECT, ON VALID GROUNDS, TO THE INCLUSION IN THE REGISTER OF THE NAME OF ANY ORGANISATION OR INDIVIDUAL.♦

AN OBJECTION SHOULD BE PUT ON A SPECIFIED FORM AND LODGED WITH THE REGISTRATION OFFICER BY JULY 7.

LATE APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION FROM ELIGIBLE ORGANISATIONS OR PERSONS MAY ALSO BE MADE DURING THE PERIOD |**?ING JULY 1. ALL SPECIFIED FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE REGISTRATION AND ELECTORAL DIVISION.

/THERE ARE

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8

tucrf are NOW 42 769 ELECTORS IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTORALROLL, a DROP OF 4 309 FROM THE 1985 REGISTRATION FIGURE.

OF THE TOTAL OMISSIONS OF 4 690, A MAJOR PROPORTION, TOTALLING 4 416 ARE INDIVIDUAL ELECTORS WHO HAVE DECLINED TO SeK REGISTRATION IN THE GENERAL ELECTORAL ROLL (FOR DISTRICT BOARD URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS), THUS RAILING TO MEET THE PREREQUISITE QUALIFICATION FOR REGISTRATION AS A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTOR AFTER 1985.

DURING THIS YEAR’S INITIAL REGISTRATION PERIOD FROM APRIL 15 TO MAY 6 THE NAMES OF 381 NEW ELECTORS HAVE BEE* ADDED TO THE PROVISIONAL REGISTER._MOST.OF THESj^R^OWMISJTIOJS ^PERSONS

WHO HAVE BECOME QUALIFIED FOR EXERCISE.

FOLLOWSt

REGISTERS IS AS

AND 1986

A COMPARISON OF THE 1985

PROVISIONAL REGISTER 1986 FINAL REGISTER :

TOTAL NO. OF ELECTORS IN THE 12 ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSTITUENCIES 435 433

TOTAL NO. OF CORPORATE ELECTORS IN FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES 5 090 5 130

TOTAL NO. OF INDIVIDUAL ELECTORS 37 244 41 515

IN FUNCTIONAL CONSTITUENCIES —————— »

TOTAL 42 769 47 078

1985

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FRIDAY, JUNS 20, 1986

Statistics on Registration of Legislative Council Electors 1986

June 1986

Constituency No. of electors in Final Register 1985 No. of electors for omission from Provisional reg.: ster 1986 No. of new electors for inclusion in Provisional Register 1986 Total no. of electors in Provisional Register 1986 Estimated eligible electorate Registration rate as reflects in Provisional Register 1986 (%)

A. All Electoral College Constituencies 435 41 43 455 I 439 99.1

B. Functional Constituencies

1. Commercial I 1,244 61 18 1,195 2,300 52.0

2. Commercial II 2,652 205 14 2,461 5,200 47.3

J. Industrial I 484 17 6 475 820 yi.r

4. Industrial II 1,280 2 5 1,283 2,540 5M

5. Financial 152 0 1 135 153 86.9

6. Labour 501 0 7 308 591 78.8

7. Social Services 145 0 3 148 166 89.2

8. Medical 2,933 363 12 2,582 4,617 55.9

9. Teaching 34,162 3,776 57 30,463 49,500 61.5

10. Legal 978 97 26 907 f.soo 6O.5

11. Engineering, Archi tec tural, Surveying A Planning 2,5U 122 189 2,381 3,690 64.5 ’ w? J

Total 47,078 4,690 381 142,769 71,116 60.1

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BILL TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN SMALL HOUSE LAWS ' ******

THE GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL HAS APPROVED MEASURES DESIGNED TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN LAWS EXEMPTING NEW TERRITORIES INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE.

THE NEW MEASURES, FORMING THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE (APPLICATION TO THE NEW TERRITORIES) BILL 1986, WILL NOW BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

IF PASSED, THE BILL WILL REPLACE THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE (APPLICATION TO THE NEW TERRITORIES) ORDINANCE, INTRODUCED 25 YEARS AGO, WHICH ALLOWS VILLAGERS TO BUILD, ONCE IN A LIFETIME, A SMALL HOUSE WITHOUT COMPLYING WITH SOME BUILDINGS ORDINANCE REQUIREMENTS.

IT HAS BEEN FOUND THAT DEFECTS AND LOOPHOLES IN THE 1961 ORDINANCE HAVE RESULTED IN SEVERAL TYPES OF BUILDINGS BEING ERECTED BY NON-INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS UNDER THE EXEMPTION.

IT HAS ALSO CAUSED CONFUSION OVER WHICH BUILDINGS ARE EXEMPT AND THIS HAS SOMETIMES LED TO LITIGATION.

THE WORDING OF THE OtD ORDINANCE ALSO MAKES SITE FORMATION AND DRAINAGE WORKS FOR SMALL HOUSES EXEMPT, ALTHOUGH THIS WAS NEVER INTENDED.

IN ADDITION, DOUBT OVER VARIOUS TERMS HAS MADE INTERPRETATION DIFFICULT.

THE NEW LEGISLATION WILL SPECIFY EXEMPTIONS FROM THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE SO THAT THEY APPLY TO INDIGENOUS VILLAGERS BUILDING HOUSES UNDER THE SMALL HOUSE POLICY.

IT WILL ALSO ENSURE THAT VILLAGERS COMPLY WITH PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO ENSURE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY.

BESIDES VILLAGE HOUSES, COMMUNITY BUILDINGS, SMALL AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS AND SMALL DOMESTIC STRUCTURES BUILT UNDER THE TEMPORARY STRUCTURES POLICY WILL CONTINUE TO ENJOY EXEMPTION.

THE NEW ORDINANCE WAS DRAWN UP AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE HEUNG YEE KUK.

THE KUK SUGGESTED THE PERMITTED HEIGHT OF SMALL HOUSES BE INCREASED FROM 7.62 METRES (25 FEET) TO 8.23 METRES (27 FEET) TO ENABLE THREE-STOREY HOUSES TO BE BUILT WITH REASONABLE CEILING HE'I GHI^AND VENTILATION AND THIS WAS AGREED.

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED BILL WERE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

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.■€< 7EES F-- WMGRATI .-FARTMENT SERV * * X *

FEE. HARGED "OR A NU'^ER OF SERVICES PROVID-L 3Y THE IMMIGRATION DEPAL’MENT UNDER "HE REGIFJ--„ ION OF °-RSOMS REGULATIONS AND THE MARRIAGE ORDINANCE '.‘.'ILL BE INCREASED FRON TOMORROW (SATURDAY.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BEFORE THAT DATE WIL- BE CHARGED AT THE EXISTING FEES.

THE NEW FEES ARE SET OUT IN THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1986 AND THE MARRIAGE ORDINANCE (AMENDMENT OF SECOND SCHEDULE) ORDER GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT THE ADJUSTMENT WAS AIMED AT RECOVERING A GREATER PART OF THE INCREASED OPERATING COSTS.

♦ THE REVISED FEES WOULD ONLY RECOVER ABOUT 73 PER CENT OF THE COST FOR PROVIDING REGISTRATION OF PERSONS SERVICES AND ABOUT 40 PER CENT OF THE COST FOR PROVIDING BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGE SERVICES,* HE SAID.

THE FEES FOR THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS WERE LAST REVISED IN JULY 1983. THE FEES FOR BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGE SERVICES WERE LAST ADJUSTED IN JULY 1984.

THE EXISTING AND THE REVISED FEES FOR IDENTITY CARD AND

MARRIAGE SERVICES ARE: EXISTING REVISED

FEE FEE

3 . $

* REPLACEMENT OF LOST OR DESTROYED IDENTITY CARD 75 100

* REPLACEMENT OF DAMAGED OR DEFACED IDENTITY CARD 30 35

* REPLACEMENT OF IDENTITY CARD WHICH REQUIRES ALTERATION 85 100

* CERTIFICATE AND CERTIFIED COPIES 85 100

* FILING AND EXHIBITION OF NOTICE OF MARRIAGE 20 30

* CERTIFICATE OF NOTICE WHEN ISSUED UNDER THE PROVISO TO SECTION 9 500 550

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* SEARCH MADE DURING ANY NUMBER OF SUCCESSIVE HOURS NOT EXCEEDING SIX 60 70

* SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIED ENTRY 10 12

* CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ENTRY IN A MARRIAGE REGISTER 20 25

* CERTIFIED COPY OF AN ENTRY INA 30* 35* MARRIAGE REGISTER TO BE SENT (M EXCLUDING AIRMAIL OUTSIDE HONG KONG POSTAGE CHARGE)

* CERTIFIED OF ABSENCE OF MARRIAGE RECORD 60 70

* CERTIFICATE OF ABSENCE OF MARRIAGE RECORD TO BE SENT OUTSIDE HONG KONG 70* 80* (^EXCLUDING AIRMAIL POSTAGE CHARGE)

* SPECIAL LICENCE GRANTED BY THE 1 GOVERNOR FOR A MARRIAGE TO TAKE PLACE AT A PARTICULAR TIME AND PLACE 000 1 100

* MARRIAGE AT THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR 80 90

* MARRIAGE AT THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR (OUTSIDE NORMAL OFFICE HOURS) 80 200

* CELEBRATION BY THE REGISTRAR, ELSEWHERE THAN IN HIS OFFICE, OF MARRIAGE BY SPECIAL LICENCE OR OF PERSON IN ARTICULO MORTIS 400 • 450

* CELEBRATION BY THE REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGES UNDER PARAGRAPH (B) OF THE PROVISO TO SECTION 21(3), PER MARRIAGE AND IN ADDITION $330 OR $45 PER MARRIAGE, WHICHEVER IS THE GREATER (TO BE PAID PROPORTIONATELY BY THE PARTIES BEING MARRIED) 200 220

OTHER PROPOSALS TO INCREASE FEES CHARGED UNDER THE BIRTHS AND DEATHS REGISTRATION ORDINANCE, THE FOREIGN MARRIAGE ORDINANCE AND THE LEGITIMACY ORDINANCE ARE CONTAINED IN AMENDMENT BILLS TO BE GAZETTED NEXT FRIDAY (JUNE 27).

IF BILLS ARE PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE C.< !CIL, TH_ _ES FOR P0ST-REGISTR TION OF BIRTHS, THE SEARCH OF RECORDS, THE ALTERATION OF ENTRIES IN REGISTERS OR the ISSUE OF CE 1.-IED .OPIES OF SUCH ENTRIES WILL BE INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT 0 25 PLR CENT. THE -EE FOR THE ISSUE OF A GOVERNOR’S L CE OF FOREIGN MARRIAGE NDER THE FOREIGN MARRIAGE ORDINANCE WILL 3E INCREASED

FROM S60 TO 370.

IN ADDITION, THE FEES FOR RE-REGISTRATION OF BIRTH AND THE ISSUE OF CERTIFIED COPIES OF ENTRIES OF THE BIRTH OF LEGITIMATED PERSONS UNDER THE LEGITIMACY ORDINANCE WOULD BE INCREASED IN ORDER TO BRING THEM MORE OR LESS IN LINE WITH THE LEVEL OF FEES CHARGED FOR SIMILAR SERVICES UNDER THE BIRTHS AND DEATHS REGISTRATION

ORDINANCE.

THESE PROPOSED NEW FEES ARE EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED LATER THIS YEAR.

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ZONING PLAN INCLUDES THIRD CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL

*****

PROVISION FOR A POSSIBLE THIRD CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL, A HUGE WATERFRONT WHOLESALE MARKET AND A LARGE PARK HAS BEEN MADE IN AN AMENDED OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR SAI YING PUN AND SHEUNG WAN GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

A TOWN PLANNING BOARD SPOKESMAN SAID RESIDENTS OF HONG KONG’S WESTERN DISTRICT WILL BENEFIT FROM THE PROPOSALS WHICH TAKE INTO ACCOUNT PLANS FOR THE WESTERN RECLAMATION WHICH STRETCHES FROM THE NEW MACAU FERRY TERMINAL TO KENNEDY TOWN.

THEY INCLUDE AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE. A DI STRICT COMMUNITf CENTRE, A NEW FERRY PIER, BUS TERMINI, TRAM DEPOT AND IMPROVED GOVERNMENT FACILITIES.

THE LARGEST AREAS AFFECTED BY THE AMENDMENTS ARE ON THE RECLAMATION WEST OF THE HILL ROAD FLYOVER TO MORRISON STREET IN CENTRAL.

ON THE WEST OF THE RECLAIMED AREA PROVISION HAS BEEN MADE FOR A CARGO HANDLING BASIN AND CARGO HANDLING AREA. THiS WILL BE SEPARATED FROM THE EXISTING BUILDINGS BY AN OPEN SPACE.

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A F.2-HECTARE SITE ALONG THE WATERFRONT FROM THE HILL ROAD _ < r -. ’0 A POINT BETWEEN CHIU KWONG AND WESTERN STREETS HAS EEL ’’-SERVED FOR A TWO-STOREY WHOLESALE MARKET.

•ETWEEN THE MARKET AND CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST A 1.37-HECTARE ITE >AS BEEN SET ASIDE FOR A TRAM DEPOT AND ANOTHER AREA FOR GOVERNMENT-1NSTITUTION-COMMUNITY USE.

AN AREA TO THE EAST OF THE MARKET HAS ALSO BEEN DESIGNATED FOR COMMERCIAL USE.

TO THE EAST OF THIS, STRETCHING FROM WESTERN STREET TO A POINT BETWEEN CENTRE STREET AND EASTERN STREET, A 3.24-HECTARE SITE HAS BEEN SET ASIDE FOR A PARK.

FROM EAST OF THE PROPOSED PARK TO A POINT OPPOSITE WHERE BONHAM STRAND WEST JOINS DES VOEUX ROAD WEST THREE SITES TOTALLING 5.21 HECTARES HAVE BEEN ZONED FOR UNDETERMINED USE.

THIS LAND HAS BEEN RESERVED IN THE LONGER TERM FOR A FUTURE POSSIBLE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL LANDFALL.

IN THE MEANTIME IT MAY BE USED AS A LORRY PARK OR URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT DEPOT.

EAST OF THIS, UP TO A POINT OPPOSITE MORRISON STREET, LARGE AREAS HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR A DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION, AN INDOOR RECREATION CENTRE, A DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE, A BUS TERMINUS AND A MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES COMPLEX.

THREE OF THE SITES HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED FOR JOINT VENTURE DEVELOPMENTS BETWEEN THE HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY AND THE GOVERNMENT. •

A SITE BOUNDED BY HOLLYWOOD ROAD, SHING WONG STREET, QUEEN'S ROAD CENTRAL AND HILLIER STREET, WHICH HAD PROVED DIFFICULT TO DEVELOP FOR GEOTECHNICAL REASONS, HAS BEEN REZONED TO +OTHER SPECIFIED USES* ANNOTATED +COMPREHENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT AREA+.

IN SUTHERLAND STREET, A PROPOSED OPEN SPACE AREA HAS BEEN INCREASED IN SIZE BY REZONING AN ADDITIONAL AREA FROM +COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL+ TO +OPEN SPACE+.

FIVE SITES, TWO TO THE NORTH OF CAINE ROAD, ONE AT THE JUNCTION OF LADDER AND WING LEE STREETS, ONE AT THE JUNCTION OF ROSE LANE AND POKFULAM ROAD AND ANOTHER NEAR THE JUNCTION OF UPPER STATION STREET AND HOLLYWOOD ROAD, HAVE BEEN REZONED FRO'' +RESIDENTIAL+ TO +OPEN SPACE-*-.

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THE SITE AT 7 TO 13 GILMAN’S BAZAAR, HAS BEEN REZONED FROM +GOVERNMENT-INSTITUTION-COMMUNITY* TO +COMMERCI AL-RESIDENTIAL*.

THE NEARBY CORNER SITE BETWEEN TIT HONG LANE, WAI SAN LANE

AND HING LUNG STREET HAS BEEN REZONED FROM *OPEN SPACE* TO +GOVERNMENT-INSTITUTION-COMMUNITY*, WHILE THE SITE AT 1 AND 1A SUTHERLAND STREET, IS REZONED FROM +COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL* TO +OPEN SPACE*.

A PART OF THE RESIDENTIAL SCHEME AT FIRST AND SECOND STREETS IS REZONED FROM +OPEN SPACE* TO +RESIDENTIAL+ (GROUP A).

THE SITE AT CHUN SING STREET AND QUEEN’S ROAD WEST IS REZONED FROM +OPEN SPACE* TO ^GOVERNMENT-INST I TUT I ON-COMMUNITY*.

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PLANNING FOR FUTURE RAIL LINKS WITH SHA TIN *****

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT WHICH COULD GIVE SHA TIN RAIL LINKS WITH KWAI CHUNG, MA ON SHAN AND EAST KOWLOON HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR IN AMENDMENTS TO THE DRAFT SHA TIN OUTLINE ZONING PLAN GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE AMENDMENTS ALSO PROVIDE FOR A PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME OF 1 800 FLATS TO HOUSE 6 300 PEOPLE, A SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX AND A SITE FOR A +FLOATING+ RESTAURANT NEAR CITY ONE.

THE AMENDED PLAN RESERVES 7.2 HECTARES OF LAND NEXT TO TAI WAI RAILWAY STATION FOR A POSSIBLE RAIL SYSTEM CONNECTING SHA TIN WITH MA ON SHAN, A KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY BRANCH LINE TO KWAI CHUNG AND THE POSSIBLE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY (EAST KOWLOON LINE) EXPANSION AS WELL AS A RAILWAY DEPOT.

COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT MAY TAKE PLACE ABOVE THE DEPOT.

A SITE NEXT TO TIN SAM VILLAGE HAS BEEN RESERVED FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME. ASSOCIATED WITH THIS DEVELOPMENT, THE 7.1-HECTARE STRETCH OF LAND BETWEEN CHE KUNG MIU ROAD AND THE RAILWAY HAS BEEN SET ASIDE FOR A SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX, ORIGINALLY PLANNED ON THE PSPS SITE, AND ALSO PARTLY FOR DISTRICT OPEN SPACE.

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DUE TO ITS CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SHA TIN RAILWAY STATION AND THE M TOWN CENTRE, 5.5 HECTARES OF LAND NEAR SHEUNG WO CHE HAS BEEN REZONED FOR COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT AS AN EXTENSION OF THE TOWN CENTRE. THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE TOWN CENTRE AND THE TOWN PARK HAS ALSO BEEN READJUSTED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID ONE AMENDMENT WAS THE REZONING OF AN AREA TO THE NORTH-EAST OF CITY ONE FROM +OPEN SPACE+ TO +COMMERCIAL+.

HE SAID THIS WAS TO ALLOW THE BUILDING OF A PERMANENT CONCRETE +FLOATING+ RESTAURANT BY THE SEAWALL OF SHING MUN R4VER CHANNEL JUST OFF SHA TIN CITY ONE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT WAS EXPECTED TO MAKE ITS MARK ON THE NEW TOWN.

OTHER AMENDMENTS ARE RELATED TO THE REZONING OR REAMNOTATION OF CERTAIN SITES TO REFLECT THEIR EXISTING OR PLASMT*- “ INCLUDE THE TOWN CENTRE, THE EXISTING TAI CHE VILLAS ENVIRONS, AND THE EXISTING KCR HO TUNG LAU DEPOT AN' GARDENS DEVELOPMENT ABOVE IT.

USES. THESE

JUBILEE

APRIL ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT, PAYROLL riGURES OUT O O *

THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR INCREASED IN APRIL 1986 COMPARtD WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, ACCORDING TO THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN ORDERS-ON-HAND WAS REPORTED BY THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY. INCREASES IN ORDERS WERE ALSO REPORTED BY THE WEARING APPAREL, PLASTIC PRODUCTS AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES. BUT THE TEXTILES INDUSTRY REPORTED A DECLINE IN THE ORDERS POSITION.

COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION FOR THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR WAS STABLE. SLIGHT INCREASES IN EMPLOYMENT WERE RECORDED FOR THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT IN THE FOOD AND DRINKS AND THE WEARING APPAREL INDUSTRIES DECLINED SLIGHTLY.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1986

THERE WAS A GENERAL INCREASE IN PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AS MANY MANUFACTURERS ADJUSTED THEIR WORKERS’ SALARIES IN APRIL. HOWEVER, THE TEXTILES AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES REPORTED DECREASES IN BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS BECAUSE OF LESS OVERTIME WORK PERFORMED.

THE NUMBER OF OPERATIVES ENGAGED IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, INCREASED AS SOME NEW PROJECTS STARTED, WHILE A STABLE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION WAS REPORTED BY THE SERVICES SECTORS. INCREASES IN BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS WERE REPORTED BY THE CONSTRUCTION AND MOST SERVICES SECTORS. THE HOTEL SECTOR RECORDED THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE AS SOME HOTELS ISSUED SPECIAL BONUSES.

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 THE 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 APRIL 1986 IS ON SALE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING AND AT THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, AT 11.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AT 3-7212854.

(A) ORDERS-ON-HAND IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRY

CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH)

FEB.

1986

MAR.

1986

APR.

1986

ORDERS-ON-HAN& (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) FOR APRIL 1986

WEAR ING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR

4.74

3

1

3

/TEXTILES,

FRIDAY, vUiix. 2v, 1 ;86

TEXTILES, EXCEPT -1 2.45

//EARING APPAREL * 1

PLASTIC PRODUCTS * 4 1 4.07

FABRICATED METAL

PRODUCTS 6 4 4 3.62

ELECTRICAL AND

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 4 3 2 5.30

OTHERS K X -1 4.37

ALL ABOVE INDUSTRIES 2 2 2 4.45

(B) EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS

INDUSTRY/ SERVICES PERSONS ENGAGED BY THE COMPANIES SURVEYED PER CAPITA EARNINGS PER CAPITA EARNINGS FOR APRIL 1986

FEB. 1986 (% CHANGE MAR. 1986 OVER THE APR. 1986 PRECEDING MONTH)

FEB. 1986 MAR. 1986 APR. 1986

HKt 209

MANUFACTURING -1 * * -28 -5 1 3

FOOD AND DRINKS * * -1 -42 2 6 3 851

WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR -2 -2 -1 -28 1 1 2 671

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL -1 * * -34 -2 -3 3 241

PLASTIC PRODUCTS -3 2 * -29 -7 -2 3 029

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS -3 1 1 -7 -23 1 2 785

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ELECTRICAL ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS -1 * 1 -32 -4 3 3 004

OTHERS -1 * -1 -20 -9 5 4 506

CONSTRUCTION** -2 -1 1 2 -18 4 4 685

SERVICES * * * -34 -2 4 5 904

BANKS * * -35 * 3 5 267

HOTELS -2 * -1 -58 -7 17 4 559

PUBLIC UTILITIES * K -38 -1 8 5 915

OTHERS * * 1 -16 -3 -3 7 198

* CHANGES WITHIN *0.5%

** PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY; SITE WORKERS EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-CONTRACTORS NOT INCLUDED.

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NEW ID CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN IN 1921-1925

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY) THAT WOMEN BORN IN 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924 AND 1925 WILL HAVE TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS FROM JUNE 30 TO AUGUST 2.

DURING THE FIVE-WEEK PERIOD, APPLICANTS CAN BRING ALONG THEIR OLD CARDS AND CALL AT ANY 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.

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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.

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

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID THAT AS ALL THE APPLICANTS IN THE COMING PHASE ARE IN THEIR SIXTIES, SOME OF THEM MIGHT BE IN POOR HEALTH, AND IT COULD CAUSE THEM HARDSHIP AND INCONVENIENCE TO GO TO THE ISSUE OFFICES.

HE THEREFORE REMINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULATIONS, PERSONS WHO ARE AGED, BLIND OR INFIRM, 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 ARE ADVISED TO TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION OFFICE AT 3-7333111.

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

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

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1986

SPECIAL STAMPS TO COMMEMORATE EXPO * * * * *

A SET OF FOUR SPECIAL STAMPS TO MARK HONG KONG’S PARTICIPATION IN THE 1986 WORLD EXPOSITION IN VANCOUVER WILL BE ISSUED ON JULY 18.

A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE VARIOUS THEMES FEATURED AT THE HONG KONG PAVILION ARE DEPICTED ON THE STAMPS, WHICH ARE DESIGNED BY MR AGAY NG.

THE NEW STAMPS AREs

* TRANSPORT — 50 CENTS — HONG KONG ENJOYS AN EFFICIENT INTERNAL TRANSPORT SYSTEM WHICH IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT TO SUSTAIN ITS ECONOMIC ACTIVITY. A MTR TRAIN IS DEPICTED ON THE STAMP.

* F4NANCE — Si.30 — HONG KONG IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S PREDOMINANT INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRES. FINANCE HAS PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. THE CENTRAL BANKING AREA IS FEATURED ON THE STAMP.

* TRADE — $1.70 — DESPITE ITS SMALL AREA, HONG KONG HAS BECOME ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE TRADING CENTRES OF THE WORLD. HONG KONG HAS BUILT ITS WEALTH THROUGH TRADING AND MANUFACTURING. THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER TERMINAL IS DEPICTED ON THE STAMP TO PROJECT THE BUSY IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADE OF HONG KONG.

* COMMUNICATIONS -- 85 -- HONG KONG DEPENDS ON EFFECTIVE AND RELIABLE COMMUNICATIONS BOTH WITHIN THE TERRITORY AND INTERNATIONALLY. A DISH ANTENNA AT THE SATELLITE EARTty STATION IS DEPICTED ON THE STAMP.

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS AT 50 CENTS EACH WILL BE ON SALE A 4 ALL POST OFFICES ON JULY 4, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE DAY OF ISSUE, HE ADDED.

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POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION TO PROMOTE WATER SAFETY X X X X X X i

THE URBAN COUNCIL TODAY CALLED ON TALENTED YOUNG ARTISTS TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THEIR CREATIVITY AND ORGINALITY BY TAKING PART IN THE WATER SAFETY POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION 1986.

♦ALL DESIGNS MUST PROMOTE THE THEME OF WATER SAFETY.+

♦JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE COUNCIL, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB, THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO SENIOR SECTION FOR THE AGE GROUP OF 14 TO 20, AND JUNIOR SECTION FOR CHILDREN AGED UNDER 14.

+ PARTICI PANTS ARE REMINDED THAT AS THE WINNING DESIGN WILL BE REPRODUCED AS A POSTER, THE SIZE OF THEIR WORKS SHOULD NOT BE LESS THAN 20 CM X 30 CM.

♦WINNERS OF THE SENIOR SECTION WILL BE AWARDED CASH PRIZES OF 3300 TO $ 1 000. THERE ARE ALSO FOUR CONSOLATION PRIZES OF $200 EACH.

+JUNIOR SECTION WINNERS WILL GET CASH PRIZES RANGING FROM 3300 TO 3500 OR CONSOLATION PRIZES OF 3200 EACH.+

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE BEST DESIGN WOULD BE USED AS NEXT YEAR’S WATER SAFETY POSTER AND BE DISPLAYED ALL OVER THE TERRITORY.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT BEFORE JULY 26 TO THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING, 12/F, ICE HOUSE STREET, CENTRAL. RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT OUT * X X X X

THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY FOR JANUARY TO MARCH 1986 IS AVAILABLE AND CONTAINS STATISTICS ON EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOR THE QUARTER.

IT ALSO CONTAINS DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MEMBERS OF THE LABOUR FORCE, INCLUDING THEIR AGE AND SEX STRUCTURE, EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, ACTIVITY STATUS, OCCUPATION. INDUSTRY, HOURS 'WORKED PER WEEK, MONTHLY EMPLOYMENT EARNINGS AS WELL AS REASON FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AND DURATION OF UNEMPLOYMENT FOR THE UNEMPLOYED.

COPIES OF THE REPORT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, AT 38.50 PER COPY.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1986

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED

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THE CLOSURE OF ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON A BUILDING IN WESTERN IS BEING SOUGHT TO ENABLE DEMOLITION.

THE STRUCTURES ARE AT FLAT A AND THE ADJACENT FLAT ROOF ON THE 12TH FLOOR OF TAK FUNG BUILDING, 79-81, CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY FIRST ISSUED AN ORDER FOR THEIR DEMOLITION UNDER THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OVER TWO YEARS AGO, BUT THIS WAS NOT COMPLIED WITH.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER FROM VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT ON JULY 23 WAS POSTED ON THE STRUCTURES TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE STRUCTURES MUST BE CLOSED IN ADVANCE SO THAT DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT DANGER TO OCCUPIERS OR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

DEMOLITION WILL START IMMEDIATELY THE CLOSURE ORDER HAS BEEN OBTAINED.

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FARE RISES ON FIVE GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES *****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED FARE RISES FOR FIVE GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES ON HONG KONG ISLAND, EFFECTIVE FROM SUNDAY (JUNE 22).

THE ROUTES ARE 1, 2, 3, 3A AND 28 OPERATING IN CENTRAL, THE PEAK MID-LEVELS, CAUSEWAY BAY AND POK FU LAM. THE NEW FARES FOR ROUTES 2, 3, 3A WILL BE $2 WHILE TRIPS ON ROUTES 1 AND 28 WILL COST $3.5 AND $4 RESPECTIVELY.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE REVISED FARES INVOLVE AN INCREASE OF 50 CENTS.

+APPROVAL FOR THE RISE WAS GIVEN AFTER CAREFUL EXAMINATION OF THE OPERATING DETAILS AND FINANCIAL RETURNS SUBMITTED BY OPERATORS,* HE SAID.

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ANOTHER NT GREEN MINIBUS FARE TO GO UP

* * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS APPROVED FARE INCREASE FOR ANOTHER NEW TERRITORIES GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE WITH EFFECT FROM SUNDAY (JUNE 22).

THE FARE FOR ROUTE 85, WHICH OPERATES BETWEEN TSUEN WAN (SHIU WO STREET) AND FU YUNG SHAN (CHUK LAM SIM YUEN), WILL INCREASE FROM THE EXISTING $1.20 TO $1.50.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE FARE RISE APPROVAL WAS GIVEN AFTER CAREFUL EXAMINATION OF THE OPERATING DETAILS AND FINANCIAL RETURNS SUBMITTED BY THE OPERATOR.

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CARTER TO RETURN ON SUNDAY * * * * *

A BRITISH TEAM LED BY THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR ALAN CARTER, WILL RETURN FROM PEKING ON SUNDAY (JUNE 22) AFTER HAVING DISCUSSIONS ON TRAVEL DOCUMENTATION AND RELATED ISSUES WITH CHINESE EXPERTS.

MR CARTER WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MRS REGINA IP; ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR STEPHEN KUO» AND CROWN SOLICITOR OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT, MR JEREMY MATHEWS.

THE TEAM WILL TRAVEL ON FLIGHT CA 109, ETA 2.45 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PH0T0GRAPH1S FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO COVER THE TEAM’S RETURN. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE PRESS ROOM ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BY 1.55 PM ON SUNDAY.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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FAREWELL PARTY FOR OUTGOING COMMISSIONER

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR R.G.B. BRIDGE, IS GOING ON TWO-MONTH OVERSEAS LEAVE BEFORE TAKING UP HIS NEW APPOINTMENT AS SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER IN MID-AUGUST THIS YEAR.

AT A FAREWELL TEA PARTY GIVEN BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT STAFF CLUB TODAY (FRIDAY), THE CLUB CHAIRMAN, MR PETER LO, PRESENTED A SOUVENIR TO MR BRIDGE FOR THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION AND ADVICE WHICH HE GAVE THE CLUB IN THE PAST YEARS.

MR BRIDGE IS SUCCEEDED BY MR J.C.A. HAMMOND WHO HAS HAD EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WHERE HE SERVED AS DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FROM 1978 TO 1982.

DB MEMBERS TOUR LAM TIN DEVELOPMENTS *****

MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD TOURED LAM TIN TODAY (FRIDAY) TO SEE MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE AREA.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDY CHAN, THEY SAW THE PROGRESS OF A LARGE-SCALE EXTENSION PROJECT AT LAM TIN ESTATE WHICH WILL PROVIDE RENTAL UNITS AND HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME FLATS FOR MORE THAN 30 000 PEOPLE.

THE PROJECT IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN THREE PHASES WITH THE FIRST DUE FOR COMPLETION TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR.

ANOTHER ESTATE THAT IS PLANNED WILL HOUSE 36 000 ^EOPLE. THIS WILLIE LOCATED ON THE HILLSIDE EAST OF LAM TIN ESTATE.

MEMBERS NOTED THAT LAM TIN AT PRESENT HAS A POPULATION OF AROUND 89 000 WITH THE MAJORITY LIVING IN PUBLIC HOUSING.

MEMBERS ALSO VISITED THE SITE OF A TRAFFIC INTERCHANGE FOR A MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY LINE RUNNING THROUGH LAM TIN AS PART OF THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING PROJECT.

THEY WERE TOLD THAT ANOTHER TRAFFIC INTERCHANGE WOULD BE BUILT AROUND LAM TIN FOR A TUNNEL PROJECT BETWEEN JUNK BAY AND SAU MAU PING.

DURING THEIR VISIT, MEMBERS WERE BRIEFED ON THE CRIME SITUATION IN THE AREA AND ILLEGAL HAWKING ACTIVITIES. LIVING CONDITIONS IN SQUATTER AREAS WERE ALSO DISCUSSED.

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NORTH DISTRICT BOOSTS CIVIC EDUCATION

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AWARENESS AND TO INSTIL

CIVIC

A YEAR-LONG CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE

A SENSE OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AMONG RESIDENTS IN NORTH DISTRICT WILL BEGIN NEXT WEEK, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT OFFICE SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE CAMPAIGN, WITH THE THEME +T0 KNOW AND CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY*, WILL INCLUDE ACTIVITIES SUCH AS SEMINARS, VISITS TO GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS, ESSAY COMPETITIONS, A VARIETY SHOW AND AN ELECTION OF OUTSTANDING YOUTHS IN THE DISTRICT.

A STEERING COMMITTEE, CHAIRED BY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, AND COMPRISING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IS BEING FORMED, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THIS COMMITTEE WILL BE RESPOBSIBLE FOR CO-ORDINATING AND OVERSEEING THE SMOOTH RUNNING OF THE PROGRAMMES.

TO LAUNCH THE CAMPAIGN, A SEMINAR ON +POLITICAL REVIEW 1987+. JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE NORTH DISTRICT, JAYCEES, WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (JUNE 22) AFTERNOON IN THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL.

SPEAKING AT THE SEMINAR WILL BE A PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR C.M. LEUNG-EXECUTIVE AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MISS MARIA TAM- LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR, MR ANDREW WONG, AND NORTH DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR RAYMOND PANG.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR ON +P0LIT1CAL REVIEW 1987+ TO BE HELD ON SUNDAY FROM 3.30 PM TO 5.30 PM IN THE NORTH DISTRICT TOWN HALL, LUNG SUM AVENUE, SHEUNG SHUI.

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SAI WAN HO TRAFFIC CHANGES

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FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (JUNE 23), THE ACCESS ROAD TO SAI WAN HO eTDctTP|nR FR0M ITS JUNCT,0N WITH HONG CHEUNG STREET AND TAI HONG ENCLOSED TO TRAFFIC0137 220 METRES N0RTH 0F THE SAME JUNCTION WILL

■rur o»L-THE SAME T,ME’ THE 2Z*--H°UR URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON 5A^E ACCESS ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HONG CHEUNG STREET

AND TAI HONG STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 300 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE LIFTED.

ALSO FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY, A NEW ACCESS ROAD LEADING FROM THE FEm ??E?FWKfGBEHOP?NErREET AND ’ °N *™EET TO SAI WAN 25 uam/s THE SECTION OF THE NEW ACCESS ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH HONG CHEUNG STREET AND TAI ON STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 40 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE MADE A PEAK-HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM) DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY.

WITHIN THE URBAN CLEARWAY, NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS. ALLUWtD ru

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PARTIAL CLOSURE OF KAI FUK ROAD *****

TO FACILITATE THE ERECTION OF TWO SIGN GANTRIES (ACROSS KAI FUK ROAD IN KOWLOON BAY, KAI FUK ROAD EASTBOUND BETWEEN THE EASTERN EXIT OF AIRPORT TUNNEL AND WANG KWONG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM ON TUESDAY (JUNE 24) AND JUNE 25.

DURING THE CLOSURE, MOTORISTS ON KAI CHEUNG ROAD HEADING FOR KAI FUK ROAD EASTBOUND ARE ADVISED TO USE WANG KWONG ROAD. TRAFFIC EMERGING FROM THE EASTERN EXIT OF AIRPORT TUNNEL TO KAI FUK ROAD EASTBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED VIA KAI CHEUNG ROAD AND WANG KWONG ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN DRUG CASES .............. 1

BOARDS PAY OUT 54.25 MILLION IN COMPENSATION ..... 2

RETURNING FROM TEXTILE TaLKS ..................... J

BLITZ ON BEACHES YIELDS LITTERBUG HARVEST ........ 4

INTELPOST EXTENDED TO FRENCH POLYNESIA ........... 4

GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERe AVAILABLE FREE .... 5

EVERGREEN LOOK OF LANDSCAPED HIGHWAYS ............ 6

ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN GETS UNDERWAY ............... 6

ISLANDS DB TO DISCUSS TRIAD REPORT ............... 7

YOUNG MUSICIAN TO JOIN U.S. MUSIC CAMP............ 8

CHILDREN INVITED TO ENTER JAPANESE ART EXHIBITION. 8

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CAUSeWAY BaY, NORTH POINT ..... 9

SAN PO KONG WATER CUT ............................ 9

SATURDAY, JNE 21, 1986

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SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN DRUG CASES * * * * *

THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF PERSONS NEWLY REPORTED TO THE CENTRAL REGISTRY OF DRUG ABUSE (CRDA, It THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 - THE LOWEST QUARTERLY FIGURE FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

AT THE 6OTH MEETING OF THE ACAN HELD RECENTLY, MEMBERS WERE INFORMED THAT THERE WAS A DECREASE OF 26.3 PER CENT (FROM 893 TQ 658) IN THE NUMBER OF PERSONS OF ALL AGES NEWLY REPORTED TO THE CRDA IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1985.

THE NUMBER OF NEWLY REPORTED YOUNG PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 DECREASED BY 19.4 PER CENT, FROM 237 TO 191.

THE COMMISSIONER FOR NARCOTICS, MR GORDON MORTIMER, SAID THE GENERAL TREND SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 1984 HAD BEEN DOWNWARDS, AND THAT THERE MIGHT BE INDICATIONS THAT INROADS WERE BEING MADE INTO THE PROBLEM OF HEROIN ADDICTION.

+HOWEVER, IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO DRAW ANY FIRM CONCLUSIONS,* HE SAID.

TO

HE ALSO REPORTED THAT THE NUMBER OF PERSONS PROSECUTED FOR MAJOR AND MINOR DRUG OFFENCES HAD INCREASED BY 8.3 PER CENT, FROM 2 825 060, IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD 1985 BUT PROSECUTIONS OF YOUNG PERSONS UNDER 21 SHOWED A DECREASE

OF

3.6 PER CENT, FROM 281 TO 271.

+ADMISSIONS OF DRUG ADDICTS TO TREATMENT PROGRAMMES, ESPECIALLY OF YOUNG PEOPLE, HAVE DECREASED WHILE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS UNDER TREATMENT AND AFTERCARE HAD INCREASED,* MR MORTIMER SAID.

WITH REGARD TO DRUG SEIZURES, THE MEETING NOTED THAT A TOTAL 120 KILOGRAMS OF ILLICIT OPIATES, MAINLY NO. 3 AND NO 4 HERO IN, AND 53 KILOGRAMS OF CANNABIS AND CANNABIS RESIN WERE SEIZED IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 1986.

THE CHAIRMAN OF ACAN, PROFESSOR GERALD CHOA, ACKNOWLEDGED THE SUCCESS OF THE ANTI-NARCOTICS VARIETY SHOW HELD AT THE HONG KONG COLISEUM RECENTLY TO LAUNCH THE 1986-87 ANT I-NARCOTICS CAMPAIGN.

THE ANTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGE REACHED MORE THAN 6 000, MAINLY YOUNG PEOPLE, WHO ATTENDED THE SHOW AND AN ESTIMATED THREE MILLION TELEVISION AUDIENCE.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1986

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BOARDS PAY OUT $4.25 MILLION IN COMPENSATION ******

THE CRIMINAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES COMPENSATION (CLEIC) BOARDS LAST YEAR PAID OUT $4.25 MILLION COMPENSATION TO VICTIMS OR THEIR DEPENDENTS, ACCORDING TO THE 1984-85 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CLEIC BOARDS.

THIS REPRESENTED AN INCREASE OF 30 PER CENT OVER THE COMPENSATION PAYMENTS OF $3.25 MILLION IN THE PRECEDING YEAR. THE COMPENSATION PAYMENTS WERE PAID IN RESPECT OF 814 CASES INVOLVING CRIMINAL INJURIES AND EIGHT CASES INVOLVING LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARDS, MR MARTIN LEE, SAID IN HIS REPORT THAT MORE PEOPLE HAD BECOME AWARE OF THE BENEFITS AVAILABLE UNDER THE CRIMINAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES COMPENSATION SCHEME. SINCE THE SCHEME'S INCEPTION IN 1973, THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF AWARDS GRANTED HAD REACHED $22.03 MILLION BY MARCH 1985.

MR LEE SAID THAT 1 195 APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED IN 1984-85, REPRESENTING ABOUT 15.7 PER CENT OF THE 7 632 CASES OF CRIMINAL INJURIES REPORTED TO THE POLICE IN THAT YEAR, HE SAID.

IN A PATTERN SIMILAR TO THAT IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR. VICTIMS OF ASSAULT AND WOUNDING AS WELL AS THOSE OF ROBBERY, THEFT AND BURGLARY MADE UP ABOUT 93 PER CENT OF THE PEOPLE APPLYING FOR COMPENSATION, THE REPORT SHOWED.

THERE WERE SIGNIFICANT INCREASES IN APPLICATIONS ARISING FROM CASES INVOLVING FALLING OBJECTS. ALTOGETHER 18 SUCH APPLICATIONS WERE RECEIVED COMPARED WITH EIGHT IN 1983-84.

THERE WERE DECREASES IN APPLICATIONS ARISING FROM CASES OF HOMICIDE, MURDER AND MANSLAUGHTER - DOWN TO 44 FROM'64 IN 1983-84 - AND RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES - DOWN TO 13 FROM 26 IN 1983-84.

DURING THE YEAR, THREE APPLICATIONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT INJURIES COMPENSATION WERE RECEIVED, THE SAME NUMBER AS IN THE PRECEDING YEAR.

OF ALL THE APPLICATIONS RECEIVED DURING THE YEAR, THE MAJORITY WERE REFERRED BY THE POLICE (813), OR SUBMITTED BY THE VICTIMS THEMSELVES OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS (351).

THE HIGHEST SINGLE AWARD OF $42 000 WAS PAID TO SEVEN SURVIVING DEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBERS OF A MURDER VICTIM. THE FAMILY HAD ALSO BEEN REFERRED TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY FIELD UNIT FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

SATURDAY, 'NE 21, 1986

MR LEE NOTE! THAT THE CLEIC SCHEME WAS REGULAR . < R JEWED TO MEET CHANGING CiRCUMSTANCES. HE SAID THE BOARDS .AD ROPOSED TO EXTEND THE MAXIMUM PERIOD DURING WHICH INJURY GRANTS AND INTERIM ADJUSTMENT GRANTS WERE PAID TO VICTIMS WITH RIOUS INJURIES. THE EXISTING MAXIMUM PERIOD t-UR SUCH .RANIS WAS THREE MONTHS AND THE BOARDS HAD SUGGESTED THAT IT SHUulD bE EXTENDED TO SIX MONTHS, HE ADDED.

THE BOARDS HAD XLSO PROPOSED THAT IN THE CAS? OF THE LOSS OF A NON-WAGE EARNER IN A FAMILY, A SPECIAL OR BEREAVEMENT GRANT BE MADE TO RELIEVE THE LOSS OF +COMPANY, EXPECTATION, OR GENERAL ASSISTANCE* OF THE VICTIM.

IN ADDITION, THE BOARDS HAD ALSO PROPOSED THAT THEY SHOULD BE GIVEN A DISCRETIONARY POWER TO INCREASE THE AWARDS TO RAPE VICTIMS- AND TO INCREASE AWARDS TO VICTIMS WHO HAD DEMONSTRATED EXEMPLARY EFFORTS IN ASSISTING THE POLICE IN THE IDENTIFICATION AND ARREST OF THE CRIMINALS, IN SPITE OF PERSONAL EMBARRASSMENT, INCONVENIENCE OR FEAR.

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RETURNING FROM TEXTILE TALKS

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THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, WILL BE RETURNING TO HONG KONG TOMORROW (SUNDAY) FROM HAWAII ON SINGAPORE AIRLINES, FLIGHT SQ1, ETA 9.05 AM.

MR HO, WHO CHAIRS THE TEXTILES ADVISORY BOARD, HAS BEEN ACCOMPANYING THE HONG KONG NEGOTIATION TEAM LED BY THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, DURING THE SECOND ROUND OF THE HK-U.S. TEXTILES TALKS WHICH BEGAN ON JUNE 16 IN HONOLULU.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE MEDIA TO COVER MR HO’S RETURN AT KAI TAK AIRPORT. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD MEET AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM AT 8.15 AM.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1934

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BLITZ ON BEACHES YIELDS LITTERBUG HARVEST

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BEACH LITTERBUGS FELT THE STING OF THE LAW TODAY (SATURDAY) AS ROVING SQUADS OF URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFICERS CARRIED OUT A DAY-LONG PROSECUTION SWEEP OF FIVE URBAN BEACHES.

MEN WERE MOBILISED FROM ALL THE URBAN DISTRICTS TO TAKE PART IN THE OPERATION WHICH ALMOST TOOK ON THE ASPECT OF A MILITARY CAMPAIGN. ♦

THE OFFICERS, MANY OF THEM DRESSED LIKE BEACH-GOERS, ISSUED SUMMONSES TO A TOTAL OF 142 INDIVIDUALS SPOTTED LITTERING — 47 ON REPULSE BAY, 26 ON DEEP WATER BAY, 18 ON STANLEY, 47 ON SHEK 0 AND FOUR ON BIG WAVE BAY.

A USD SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DEPARTMENT WAS DETERMINED TO END LITTERING ON BEACHES ONCE AND FOR ALL.

+WE HOPE THIS EXERCISE SERVES AS A WARNING TO POTENTIAL LITTERBUGS THAT THEIR ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR WILL NO LONGER BE TOLERATED,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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INTELPOST EXTENDED TO FRENCH POLYNESIA *****

THE INTELPOST (INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC POST) NETWORK FROM HONG KONG WILL BE EXTENDED TO FRENCH POLYNESIA FROM NEXT MONDAY (JUNE 23) A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED TODAY (SATURDAY).

INTELPOST ITEMS POSTED AT 4 PM AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEE IN TAHITI, MOOREA AND RAIATEA ISLANDS THE SAME DAY, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE CHARGE FOR THE SERVICE TO FRENCH POLYNESIA WILL BEi

’SHORT MESSAGE’ FACILITY $50

FOR THE FIRST SIDE OF AN A4 SHEET $65 OF PAPER

FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT A4 SIDE SENT $30 TO THE SAME ADDRESSEE AT THE SAME TIME

/OUbTOHEHS ......

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1986

CUSTOMERS WISHING TO USE THE SERVICE SHOULD HAND IN THEIR DOCUMENTS AT ONE OF THE 23 ACCEPTANCE OFFICES.

INTELPOST IS NOW AVAILABLE TO 38 COUNTRIES INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, UNITED KINGDOM, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY. JAPAN AND CHINA.

THOSE HAVING FACSIMILE MACHINES IN THEIR OFFICES CAN USE INTELPOST TO RE-TRANSMIT MESSAGES FROM THEIR OWN OFFICES IN HONG KONG TO OVERSEAS ADDRESSEES. THESE MESSAGES WILL BE DELIVERED AT THE DISTANT END IN A NUMBER OF HOURS. THIS RE-TRANSMISSION FACILITY IS PROVIDED AT NO EXTRA COST.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE INTELPOST MANAGER AT 5-2671148.

GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS AVAILABLE FREE » X X X K

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT RECENTLY PUBLISHED A PAMPHLET ON THE ROAD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE AND ITS SUBSIDIARY REGULATIONS TO HELP PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS BETTER UNDERSTAND THE LAW.

THE SIX-PAGE PAMPHLET, IN CHINESE AND ENTITLED +KNOW YOUR ROAD TRAFFIC LEGISLATION - A GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS*, CAN BE OBTAINED FREE FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S LICENSING OFFICES OR FROM THE PUBLIC VEHICLE SECTION AT ROOM 906-909 HUTCHISON HOUSE, HONG KONG.

SERVING AS A QUICK GUIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS, THE PAMPHLET COMPRISES SIX SECTIONS EACH ON ONE TYPE OF VEHICLE -GOODS VEHICLES, TAXIS, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, SCHOOL PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUSES, AND PRIVATE CARS.

EACH SECTION CONTAINS SIMPLE BUT USEFUL EXPLANATION OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATIONS RELEVANT TO THAT PARTICULAR TYPE OF VEHICLE.

THE PAMPHLET ALSO CONSISTS OF A SECTION ON GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF VEHICLES. SOME OF THE RULES EXPLAINED IN THIS SECTION ARE ON WINDSCREEN WASHERS, MIXING OF TYRES, CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS AND GOODS, PARKING AND STOPPING PLACES, MAINTENANCE OF VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC SIGNS.

ALSO AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE LICENSING OFFICES ARE A NEW SERIES OF BILINGUAL + HOW TO APPLY* LEAFLETS ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING, DRIVING LICENCE AND ANNUAL INSPECTION OF GOODS VEHICLES, TRAILERS AND SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1986

EVERGREEN LOOK OF LANDSCAPED HIGHWAYS * * * *

THOUSANDS OF ROAD USERS ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO ENJOY OUR LUSH GREEN LANDSCAPED HIGHWAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR — THANKS TO THE HARD LABOUR OF THE LEISURE SERVICES DIVISION OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

+TO ENSURE THE GREENING EFFECT, THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT USES WATER WAGONS TO WATER THE VARIED SHRUBS AND FLOWERS AT THE HIGHWAYS’ CENTRAL DIVIDERS TWO OR THREE TIMES A WEEK,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

♦HOWEVER, AT HIGHWAYS WHERE TRAFFIC IS VERY HEAVY, THE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING TO USE THE DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEM IN ORDER NOT TO AFFECT TRAFFIC FLOW.

♦AT PRESENT, GLOUCESTER ROAD IN WAN CHAI IS THE ONLY ROAD WHERE SUCH A SYSTEM IS INSTALLED.+

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE DEPARTMENT HOPED THAT THIS WATERING METHOD COULD BE INTRODUCED IN MORE ROADS IN THE FUTURE.

ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN GETS UNDERWAY * * * * *

THIS YEAR’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN TOMORROW (SUNDAY) WITH A 'ROAD SAFETY DAY’ IN KWUN TONG.

THE EVENT, TO BE HELD AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATION GROUND, IS ALSO PART OF THE ’INFORMATION ’86’ RADIO SERIES JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG. IT AIMS AT PROMOTING ROAD SAFETY CONSC IOUSNESS AMONG THE PUBLIC, ESPECIALLY OLD PEOPLE AGED 60 AND OVER.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE DEPUTY DIRECTOR (TRAFFIC), ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, MR JOHN CLEMENCE, LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER DR HENRIETTA IP, AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (PUBLICITY) OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR PETER MOSS.

/THE PROGRAMih

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1986

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE A DISPLAY BY THE ROAD SAFETY BUS AND A KMB BUS, EXHIBITION OF ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY MATERIALS

SAFETY COMPUTER GAMES, AND A VARIETY SHOW.

ROAD

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ROAD SAFETY DAY AT THE KWIIN GROUND (JUNCTION OF KWUN TONG ROAD AND TSUI TWF VFMHF nv°50?K0Di A REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ARRIVE AT THE VENUE BY 2.15 PM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND I?AR?°JpDFii^II GAME C0UNTER ANDKMB GAH5eNS

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ISLANDS DB TO DISCUSS TRIAD REPORT *****

THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON MONDAY (JUNE 23) TO DISCUSS THE OPTIONS CONTAINED IN THE GOVERNMENT’S TRIAD DOCUMENT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE DISTRICT’S 1986 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AND ASKED TO COMMENT ON PRIORITIES.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE PROPOSED CHEUNG CHAU SOCIAL CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY AND THE ALLOCATION OF BOARD FUNDS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD AT 2 PM ON MONDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD, 14/F, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 1986

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YOUNG MUSICIAN TO JOIN U.S. MUSIC CAMP * * * * *

A TALENTED YOUNG MUSICIAN LEAVES HONG KONG TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR THE UNITED STATES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 1986 NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP TO BE HELD AT INTERLOCHEN, MICHIGAN, FROM JUNE 22 TO AUGUST 18.

HE IS A 16-YEAR-OLD CELLO PLAYER, WONG SZE-LONG, WHO WAS SELECTED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH AFTER AN OPEN AUDITION.

THE MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR, MRS DORIS HO, WHO SAW SZE-LONG OFF AT THE AIRPORT THIS MORNING, SA I Ds +1 AM SURE THAT MR WONG’S PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERLOCHEN MUSIC CAMP WOULD NOT ONLY BE A VERY PRECIOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR HIM BUT ALSO AN INCENTIVE TO OTHER YOUNG MUSICIANS IN HONG KONG.+

THE NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP IS HELD ANNUALLY TO PROMOTE WORLD FRIENDSHIP THROUGH MUSIC.

MUSICIANS AGED BETWEEN 14 AND 18 FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD RECEIVE EIGHT WEEKS OF INTENSIVE TRAINING IN SYMPHONIC MUSIC.

SZE-LONG IS A FORM FOUR STUDENT AT DIOCESAN BOYS’ SCHOOL, AND IS ALSO A SECOND YEAR JUNIOR STUDENT AT THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS. HE IS PRINCIPAL CELLIST IN THE DBS ORCHESTRA AND IS A MEMBER OF THE APA’S ACADEMY ORCHESTRA.

HE WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG ON AUGUST 19.

HIS ROUND TRIP AIR PASSAGE IS SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB MUSIC FUND.

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CHILDREN INVITED TO ENTER JAPANESE ART EXHIBITION

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SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE BEING INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE FOURTH KANAGAWA BIENNIAL WORLD CHILDREN’S ART EXHIBITION TO BE HELD IN JAPAN IN MARCH NEXT YEAR.

THE EXHIBITION, SPONSORED BY KANAGAWA PREFECTURE, AIMS AT PROMOTING MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING, THROUGH ART, AMONG DIFFERENT CULTURES.

ENTRIES CAN BE IN THE FORM OF DRAWING, PAINTING, PRINT-MAKING, COLLAGE OR ANY OTHER TWO-DIMENSIONAL WORK WITH THE MAXIMUM SIZE OF 550 MM X 550 MM.

/SCHOOL CHILDREN ......

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SCHOOL CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF FOUR AND 15 AT SEPTEMBER 30 THIS YEAR ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION.

THERE WILL BE THREE GRAND PRIZES AND A FOREIGN WINNER WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND THE PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY IN KANAGAWA IN MARCH AND TO TOUR KANAGAWA PREFECTURE FOR SEVERAL DAYS WITH ONE ADULT COMPANION.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO THE INSPECTOR (ART), ART SECTION. ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, BY JULY 12.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CAUSEWAY BAY, NORTH POINT *****

FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (JUNE 24), THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CAUSEWAY BAY»

* THE SECTION OF JARDINE’S CRESCENT BETWEEN KAI CHIU ROAD AND JARDINE’S BAZAAR WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT SOUTHBOUND VEHICLES WITH PERMITS ISSUED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

* THE SECTION OF KAI CHIU ROAD BETWEEN YUN PING ROAD AND JARDINE’S CRESCENT WILL BE RE-ROUTED TWO-WAY.

ALSO FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY, THE SECTION OF NORTH POINT ROAD BETWEEN ITS JUNCTION WITH KING’S ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE MADE A PEAK-HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM) DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY.

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

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SAN PO KONG WATER CUT' *****

cpccu WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN SAN TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON TUESDAY (JUNE 24) TO 6 AM DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

PO KONG WILL BE THE FOLLOWING

tuc affected PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST wwr Til StrEET KING FUK STREET, TSEUK LUK STREET, CHOI HUNG ROAD AND SHUNG LING STREET INCLUDING YAN 01 STREET, FOO YUEN STREET AND YIN HING STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1^86

CONTENTS EACr-b NO.

ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN AIMED AT ELDERLY............. 1

JOB-SEEKERS ADVISED ON FEJS, COMMISSIONS.......... 2

BUS SHELTERS FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT ............... 5

CHEAPER TRAVELLING FARE FOR TKb ELDERLY........... 4

ANTI-SMOKING BOOKMARK DESIGN COMPETITION.......... 5

MORE VISITORS LURED TO NEW-LOOK TAI CHI GARDEN ... 6

HEALTH TALK FOR WONG QAI SIN RESIDENTS ........... 7

BOARD TO DISCUSS TRIAD, i-iAWK^ REPORTS........... 7

DISCUSSION ON NUCLEAR PLANT ...................... 8

LAND FORMATION AT TSING YI BAY ................... 9

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1986

ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN AIMED AT ELDERLY * * * *

Tr SPEC: AL TARGET FOR THE 1986-87 ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN IS THOSE AGED 60 AND ABOVE, THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR (TRAFFIC), ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, MR JOHN CLEMENCE, SAID AT THE OPENING OF THE ROAD SAFETY DAY HELD AT THE KWUN TONG RECREATION GROUND TODAY (SUNDAY).

NOTING THAT ACCIDENTS INVOLVING OLD PEOPLE HAD INCREASED LAST YEAR, MR CLEMENCE SA IDs *1T HAS BEEN SUGGESTED THAT MANY OF OUR SENIOR CITIZENS HAVE NOT HAD THE BENEFIT OF ANY FORM OF ROAD SAFETY EDUCATION WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG AND THAT MANY GREW UP IN A RURAL ENVIRONMENT WHICH DID NOT ENVISAGE THE TRAFFIC DENSITY AND BUSTLE OF PRESENT DAY HONG KONG.+

♦ BUT EVEN IF THESE TWO REASONS ARE CORRECT, THERE IS ALSO THE QUESTION OF A NEW FIRST GENERATION OF MOTORISTS WHO DO NOT APPRECIATE THE SPECIFIC DIFFICULTIES THAT CERTAIN SENIOR CITIZENS FACE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO CROSS THE ROADS,+ HE ADDED.

MR CLEMENCE SAID THAT ALL THESE FACTORS HAD BEEN TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN PLANNING THIS YEAR’S PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN.

OTHER TARGETS OF THIS YEAR’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ARE CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 14, YOUNG AND INEXPERIENCED DRIVERS AND CYCLISTS.

KITS FOR SECONDARY SCnOULo KIT FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN

TO MAKE YOUNG AND

MR CLEMENCE SAID THAT THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN UNDER 14 INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS REMAINED DISPROPORTIONATELY HIGH.

-••EDUCATIONAL INSTRUCTION KITS DESIGNED FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN PRODUCED AND DISTRIBUTED, WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THIS YEAR AND A IS BEING DESIGNED,* HE SAID.

ANOTHER AIM OF THE CAMPAIGN IS

INEXPERIENCED MOTORISTS, WHO USUALLY FAIL TO ANTICIPATE THE DANGERS AHEAD, STAY ALERT WHILE DRIVING ON THE ROADS.

THE OTHER MAJOR TARGET GROUP FOR THIS YEAR WOULD BE CYCLISTS, INCLUDING THOSE USING CYCLES PROFESSIONALLY.

+PROFESS IONAL CYCLISTS ARE THOSE WHO WE SEE DAILY DELIVERING KAT, VEGETABLES AND GOODS WHO CONSISTENTLY IGNORE TRAFFIC LIGHTS AND ROAD DIRECTION SIGNS,* MR CLEMENCE SAID.

APART FROM DISTRICT AND TERRITORY-WIDE FUNCTIONS. THE FULL RANGE OF AVAILABLE MEDIA INCLUDING POSTER DISPLAY, BUS ADVERTISING, LEAFLETS, RADIO AND TELEVISION API’S (ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC INTEREST), WILL BE UTILISED TO RUN THIS YEAR’S ROAD SAFETY PUBLIC ITY CAMPA IGN.

/TODAY'S .......

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TODAY’S OPENING CEREMONY WAS FOLLOWED BY A SPECIALLY PRODUCED VARIETY SHO* TARGETTED AT OLD PEOPLE AND AT YOUNGSTERS. THE PROGRAMME COMPRISED DRAMAS, SINGING PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS AND GAMES AND QUIZZES FQR THE AUDIENCE.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING, LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, DR HENRIETTA IP, SAID THAT THE VARIETY SHOW WAS ORGANISED TO AROUSE THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION, ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY, TOWARDS ROAD SAFETY MEASURES.

SHE URGED THE PUBLIC TO OBEY THE ROAD SAFETY RULES TO AVOID TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS AT TODAY’S FUNCTION WERE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (PUBLICITY) OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR PETER MOSS, AND HEAD OF CHINESE PROGRAMME SERVICE, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, W RAYMOND NG.

THE DAY’S PROGRAMME ALSO INCLUDED DISPLAYS OF THE ROAD SAFETY BUS, A KMB BUS, EXHIBITIONS OF ROAD SAFETY PUBLICITY MATERIALS, A ROAD SAFETY COMPUTER GAMES COUNTER AND A GAMES STALL FOR CHILDREN.

THE ROAD SAFETY DAY ALSO FORMED PART OF THE ♦INFORMATION '86+ RADIO SERIES, WHICH IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, TO PROMOTE VARIOUS GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN MESSAGES.

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JOB-SEEKERS ADVISED ON FEES, COMMISSIONS *****

JOB-SEEKERS ARE ADVISED THAT FEES AND COMMISSIONS CHARGEABLE BY AN EMPLOYMENT AGENCY ARE GOVERNED BY THE LAW.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID THAT UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY REGULATIONS, THE FEE TO BE PAID BY A JOB-SEEKER FOR FIRST REGISTRATION AND SUBSEQUENT RENEWAL AFTER THREE MONTHS IS LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF $3, AND THE COMMISSION FOR A SUCCESSFUL JOB PLACEMENT TO 10 PER CENT OF THE FIRST MONTH’S SALARY RECEIVED.

THE REGULATIONS ALSO LIMIT THE FEE THAT CAN BE CHARGED BY AN AGENCY TO AN EMPLOYER TO A MAXIMUM OF S10 PER EACH TYPE OF VACANCY REGISTERED ON FIRST REGISTRATION AND $5 FOR RENEWAL OF SUCH REGISTRATION.

/H0W£VEB, ........

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1986

HOWEVER, THE COMMISSION TO BE PAID BY AN EMPLOYER ON SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINING FOR HIM AN EMPLOYEE BY AN AGENCY IS A MATTER OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN BOTH PARTIES.

+CHARGING MORE THAN THE PRESCRIBED FEES AND COMMISSIONS IS AN OFFENCE UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE AND THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY REGULATIONS AND THE LICENSEE OF THE EMPLOYMENT AGENCY CONCERNED IS LIABLE ON CONVICTION TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000,+ HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ALGO REMINDED OPERATORS OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES TO DISPLAY FEE SCHEDULES AND THEIR LICENCES IN THE PLACE OF BUSINESS. THEY SHOULD ALSO SUBMIT QUARTERLY RETURNS TO THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE PRESCRIBED TIME AND MAINTAIN THE PRESCRIBED REGISTERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ORDINANCE AND THE REGULATIONS.

ENQUIRIES ON MATTERS RELATED TO THE OPERATION OF EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES MAY BE MADE TO THE OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ON TELEPHONE NUMBERS 5-8523535 OR 5-8523537.

BUS SHELTERS FOR * *

SOUTHERN DISTRICT * * *

A RESIDENT WHO WROTE TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD REQUESTING THAT A PASSENGER SHELTER BE BUILT AT THE BUS STOP ON AP LEI CHAU ERIDGE ROAD NEAR ITS JUNCTION WITH LEE CHI ROAD HAD HIS WISHES MET LAST MONTH.

USING THE *MY SUGGESTIONS TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD+ POSTGRAMME SCHEME. THE AP LEI CHAU RESIDENT POINTED OUT THAT A SHELTER SHOULD BE PROVIDED AT THE BUS STOP TO PROTECT PASSENGERS FROM RAIN AND THE SCORCHING HEAT OF SUMMER.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE HAD IN FACT MADE A SIMILAR PROPOSAL TO CHINA MOTOR BUS IN 1984 AND THE LOCATION WAS SUBSEQUENTLY INCLUDED IN THE COMPANY’S 1985-86 BUS SHELTER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME. CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR THE SHELTER WAS COMPLETED LAST MONTH.

MEANWHILE, THE DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE^ AT A RECENT MEETING, STUDIED 12 NEW LOCATIONS SUGGESTED BY LOCAL '. RESIDENTS FOR INCLUSION IN NEXT YEAR’S PROGRAMME AND HAD PROPOSED THE PRIORITY OF CONSTRUCTION TO THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE BUS COMPANY.

/BUS STOPS ......

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1986

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BUS STOPS ARE LOCATED ALONG ABERDEEN THROUGH ROAD, WAH FU ROAD, POKFULAM ROAD AND IN VARIOUS PARTS OF STANLEY AND SHEK 0.

A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE POSTGRAMME SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN 1983 FOR RESIDENTS, PARTICULARLY THOSE LIVING IN REMOTE PARTS OF THE DISTRICT SUCH AS THE BAYS AREA, STANLEY AND SHEK 0, TO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS TO THE BOARD IN A MORE CONVENIENT WAY.

DURING THE PERIOD BETWEEN JANUARY 1984 AND NOVEMBER 1985. THE BOARD HAD RECEIVED 292 POSTGRAMMES FROM RESIDENTS GIVING SUGGESTIONS CR 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,* HE SAID.

+THESE INCLUDE THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES. PQST OFFICES, GOVERNMENT OFFICES, COMMUNITY HALLS. MAJOR BANKS, PETROL STATIONS AND VARIOUS KAIFONG AND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATIONS,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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CHEAPER TRAVELLING FARE FOR THE ELDERLY * * * * *

KM .Wo^X lc»BSAND swap WI-THE D ISTRICT.

IIMBPR THE +MAXICAB AND MINIBUS FARE DISCOUNT FOR THE ELDERLY* SCHEME PEOPLE AGED 60 OR ABOVE CAN ENJOY HALF OR REDUCED FARE ON MAXICAB ROUTE 6 RUNNING BETWEEN WHAMPOA ESTATE AND H£J{KOW ROAD IN t'im sha TSUI- ROUTE 13 BETWEEN HUNG HOM FERRY PIER AND BROADCAST DR IVE- AND TWO MINIBUS R^TES BETWEEN LOK MAN ESTATE AND JOYAL THEATRE IN MONG KOK AND BETWEEN RUBY THEATRE IN TO KWA WAN and 01 MAN ESTATE.

THE NEW SCHEME IS AN EXPANSION °F JHE +REDUCED MEDICAL FEE* SCHEME WHICH CHARGES ELDERLY PEOPLE A REDUCED FEE WHEN SEEKING TREATMENT FROM PRIVATE DOCTORS IN THE SCHEME.

THE SCHEME WILL BE RUN ON A TRIAL BASIS FOR SIX MONTHS,

n EPEEC?WENeIs^D BE^DEC'D^

WHETHER IT SHOULD BE EXPANDED.

/THhHE AKE

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1986

THERE ARE ABOUT 47 OOO ELDERLY RESIDENTS IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ELIGIBLE TO JOIN THE SCHEME.

THOSE WHO JOIN WILL BE ISSUED WITH A PRIVILEGE CARD WHICH CAN BE USED TO TRAVEL ON THE FOUR MAXICAB AND MINIBUS ROUTES.

MAXICABS AND MINIBUSES PARTICIPATING IN THE SCHEME WILL BE IDENTIFIED WITH SPECIAL LABELS.

THE SCHEME IS JOINTLY RUN BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD AND THE KOWLOON CITY 4) ISTRICT COUNCIL FOR THE WELFARE AND RECREATION CF THE ELDERLY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE SAID IT WAS HOPED THAT THE SCHEME WOULD HELP RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ON THE RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE ELDERLY.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE IN KAU PU1 LUNG ROAD, ITS HUNG HOM SUI-OFFICE IN .BULKELEY STREET, THE HO MAN TIN SUB-OFFICE AT THE HO MAN TIN ESTATE AND THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT’S KOWLOON CITY OFFICE AT WHAMPOA GARDEN.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES ON THE SCHEME CAN BE MADE ON 3-7110171 EXTENSION 55.

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ANTI-SMOKING BOOKMARK DESIGN COMPETITION *****

THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT WILL BE ORGANISING AN +ANTl-SMOKING+ BOOKMARK DESIGN COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SUPPORT CF THE 1986-87 ANTI-SMOKING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY THc GOVERNMENT.

THE DESIGN SHOULD ILLUSTRATE THE FOLLOWING THEMES I (p SMOKING IS HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH. (2) ADOLESCENTS SHOULD NOT START SMOKING, AND (3) IRRITATIVE EFFECTS OF PASSIVE SMOKING.

THE COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ALL SECONDARY PUPILS AND THERE WILL BE TWO DIVISIONS - THE JUNIOR SECONDARY .DIVISION FOR FORM OR MIDDLE 1-3 PUPILS AND THE SENIOR SECONDARY DIVISION FOR FORM OR MIDDLE 4-6 STUDENTS. - ■

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ENTRIES SHOULD SHOW ORIGINALITY OF DESIGN AND EFFECTIVELY PROMOTE THE ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN. A PUPIL MAY SUBMIT AS MANY ENTR IES AS HE L IKES.

THE SIZE OF THE BOOKMARKS SHOULD NOT EXCEED 16 CM BY 6 CM. THE ORGANISER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND TO USE ANY OF THE ENTR IES.

THERE WILL BE THREE TOP PRIZES AND 10 MERIT PRIZES FOR BOTH THE SENIOR AND JUN IOR*SECONDARY DIVISIONS. THE PRIZES WORTH AT S4 300 WILL BE IN THE FORM OF BOOK OR STATIONERY COUPONS.

ENTRIES MUST BE SENT TO THE SOCIAL STUDIES AND HEALTH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, ROOM 501, FIFTH FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY, BEFORE JULY 14.

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MORE VISITORS LURED TO NEW-LOOK TAI CHI GARDEN X i i i X

THE NEW TAI CHI GARDEN AT VICTORIA PARK WITH ITS CH INESE—STYLE DESIGNS AND BEAUTIFULLY-LANDSCAPED PARKLAND IS LURING MANY TAI CHI ADDICTS THERE BOTH ON WEEKENDS AND WEEKDAYS.

♦THE GARDEN WAS COMPLETED IN 1984, BUT WAS RE-DESIGNED EARLIER THIS YEAR TO MAKE IT LOOK MORE ATTRACTIVE TO TAI CHI EXERCISERS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ALIKE,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL SAID TODAY.

HE SAID THE CREATIVITY AND HARD WORK OF THE URBAN• SERV ICESDEPARTMENT'S STAFF RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NEW-LOOK TAI CHI GARDEN HAD PAID OFF.

♦FITTINGLY IT WON THE AWARD FOR THE BEST USD SMALL GARDENFPLOTNDUR’|NG THIS YEAR’S URBAN COUNCIL FLOWER SHOW,* l€ SAID.

♦WHAT IS MOST GRATIFYING IS THAT THE PUBLIC, TOO. SEEM •m APPRECIATE THE NEWLY-DESIGNED TAI CHI GARDEN. EVERY MORNING, MANY TAI CHI ENTHUSIASTS DO THEIR EXERCISES AT THE GARDEN.

+0N WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS, THE 1 000 SQUARE-METRE PLOT IS CROWDED WITH VISITORS WHO EITHER TAKE PICTURES, ~ STROLL ALONG THE FOOTPATH, OR SIMPLY SIT AROUND TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE AND INNOVATIVE DESIGN.*

TO TIE IN WITH THE PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS OF THE TAI CHl GARDEN, THERE IS A SMALL POND WITH A PAIR OF LIFE-SIZED ARTIFICIAL WHITE CRANES.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 1986

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HEALTH TALK FOR wONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS

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WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN ABOUT MEASURES TO EE TAKEN AGAINST INFECTIONS OF THE ALIMENTARY TRACT AT A HEALTH EDUCATION TALK ON TUESDAY (JUNE 24) EVENING.

THE TALK, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, WILL START AT 8.30 PM AT THE FUNG MING HALL OF THE WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

THERE WILL BE SLIDE SHOWS ON HEPATITIS AND GASTRIC ULCER. A DOCTOR, A PHARMACIST,. AND A REGISTERED NURSE WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

INFORMATION LEAFLETS ABOUT THE DISEASES WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE AUDIENCE.

THE FUNCTION IS THE F4RST OF A SERIES OF HEALTH EDUCATION TALKS ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT’S COMMUNITY HEALTH PROMOTION ASSOCIATION.

-•■THERE ARE FOUR OTHER TALKS PLANNED FOR THIS FINANCIAL YEAR,* TALKS CONVENOR, MR MICHAEL LEE, SAID.

THE TALKS WILL BE ON DOMESTIC AND OUTDOOR FIRST AIDS. CIRCULATORY SYSTEM, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM AND GERIATRIC PROBLEMS.

+ALL THE TALKS WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC** MR LEE SAID.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS TRIAD, HAWKER REPORTS

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THE REPORT ON TRIAD ACTIVITIES AND RELATED LEGISLATION WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (MONDAY).

MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER VARIOUS OPTIONS PUT FORWARD BY THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE FOR CHANGES IN THE LAW AND IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAW TO COUNTER THE TRIAD PROBLEM.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON HAWKER AND MARKET POLICIES.

A REPORT DETAILING RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON THE MEW HAWKERS PROPOSALS AS CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENT WILL BE SUBMITTED FOR THE BOARD’S ENDORSEMENT.

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OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE FIVE-YEAR URBAN COUNCIL CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME, THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT WORKS PROGRAMME, AND THE PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE VARIOUS COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM IN THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, THIRD FLOOR, 6 TUNG YAN STREET.

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DISCUSSION ON NUCLEAR PLANT * * * *

sSiSSSs5'" (JUNE 24).

WILL

THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

BOARD MEMBERS MILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROVISI OH O^A

* THE BOARD AND APPL.CAT.OHS FOR

FUNDS.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

wmi roc i uu i tfti Tn ATTEND THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 9.30 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ^SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF TAI PO COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 152-172 KWONG rUK KUAU, TAI PO.

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LAND FORMATION AT TSING Yl BAY * * *

SITE FORMATION WORK HAS BEGUN AT THE NORTHEASTERN TIP TSING Yl ISLAND TO PROVIDE LAND FOR COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL AND FOR COMMUNITY FACILITIES.

OF USES

THE OF TSI NG

THE TSING Yl

DEVELOPMENTS WILL EVENTUALLY FORM AN INTEGRAL PART Yl TOWN CENTRE.

MAIN PART OF THE WORK COMPRISES FILLING IN PART OF BAY ALONG THE SEAFRONT OF THE OLD TOWN.

MATERIAL WILL BE TAKEN FROM A BORROW AREA ALONG TSING Yl ROAD NEAR MAYFAIR GARDEN. THIS AREA WILL BE LANDSCAPED LATER.

A 9OO-METRE CARRIAGEWAY WILL BE BUILT ALONG THE EXISTING SEAFRONT AREA TO PROVIDE ACCESS AND SERVICES TO THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS AS WELL AS TO PUBLIC ESTATES UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN NORTH TSING Yl.

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT RECENTLY AWARDED A SL9.5 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE WORK WHICH IS EXPECTED TO LAST ABOUT TWO YEARS.

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

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE ESSENTIAL ............. 1

KWUN TONG DB PUBLISHES REPORT...................... 2

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON BUILDING TO BE CLOSED........ 3

YUEN LONG WATER MAIN CONTRACT AWARDED ............. 3

TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME BEGINS THURSDAY .......... 4

NEW POST OFFICE IN NGAU TAU KOK.................... 6

COURTESY CALL BY POK 01 DIRECTORS ................. 6

DB COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC .............. 6

COMMITTEE MEETS ON ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT......... 8

SQUATTERS TO TARE OVER CLEANSING................... 8

EASTERN SEMINAR ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT ............ 9

FOCUS ON TUEN MUN TRANSPORT FACILITIES............. 10

PRESS BRIEFING ON UK STUDY VISIT .................. 10

KOWLOON CITY WATER CUT ............................ 11

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

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE ESSENTIAL * * * *

PREVIN ION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS DEbFRvEG THE INCREASING ATTENTION OF THE MEDICAL PROFESS ION Tj. C IF ECT A C; f^D ICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, DR K.L. THONG, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

HE WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE REGIONAL MEETING OF THE AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE WHICH WAS ATTtNDcD BY SOME 60 PARTICIPANTS, MAINLY DOCTORS FROM AUSTRALIA, CHINA, THE U.S., SINGAPORE AND HONG KONG.

THE MEETING HELD FOR THE FIRST TIME BY THE COLLEGE OUTSIDE Australia' will last for three days with discussions on +health AT WORK* AS THE MAIN THEME.

DR THONG SAID HEALTH AT WORK WAS OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO HONG KONG AS IT WAS TO ALL OTHER COUNTRIES, BOTH DEVELOPED AND THE DEVELOPING.

HE POINTED OUT THE PRINCIPLE ADVOCATED BY RAMAZZINI THAT +MEDICINE HAS A DUTY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE WORKER THAT HE MAY FOLLOW HIS CALLING WITHOUT HARM+ WAS AS RELEVANT TODAY AS WHEN IT WAS FIRST PROPOUNDED.

WITH EVER-INCREASING INDUSTRIALISATION AND ADVANCE IN TECHNOLOGY IN THE WORLD, NEW HAZARDS WERE BEING INTRODUCED, ESPECIALLY IN THE CASE OF CHEMICAL RESPONSE, HE SAID.

+THUS PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS DESERVES THE INCREASING ATTENTION OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AS WELL AS THE APPLICATION OF EXPERTISE IN THIS SPECIALTY,* HE ADDED.

WITH THE TEMPO OF INDUSTRIALISATION IN HONG KONG PICKING UP, THE WORK OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAD BEEN ON THE INCREASE.

STAFFED BY PROFESSIONAL PERSONNEL IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH FROM THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT THE DIV IS ION PURSUED AN AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY OF SURVEYS TO ASSESS CONDITIONS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF LOCAL WORKING PLACES.

DR THONG SAID THIS LED TO THE PUBLICATION OF CODES OF PRACTICE AND OTHER ACTIONS NECESSARY TO PREVENT OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD.

IN ADDITION, THE BASIC FACTORY LEGISLATION WAS REINFORCED AS NEEDED BY REGULATIONS - FOR EXAMPLE, THOSE DEALING WITH ASBESTOS, NOISE AND CARCINOGENIC SUBSTANCES, AND SPECIAL EFFORTS WERE DIRECTED TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD OF SILICOSIS AND BYSS INOS IS.

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DR THONG SAID THAT IT WAS THE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION THAT THE PRESENT IMPETUS AND EFFORTS WOULD CONTINUE TO BE MADE TO FURTHER DEVELOP AND EXPAND THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE.

HE EXPLAINED THAT SUCH DEVELOPMENT WAS ESSENTIAL IF THE 'WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION’S GOAL OF HEALTH FOR ALL WAS TO BE ACH IEVED.

DR THONG THEN CONGRATULATED THE AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE FOR ORGANISING THE CONFERENCE IN HONG KONG.

HE SAID THE CONFERENCE WOULD PROVIDE A FORUM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF PROFESSIONAL IDEAS. EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE, TO THE MUTUAL BENEFIT OF ALL CONCERNED.

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KWUN TONG DB PUBLISHES REPORT * * * * *

THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD TODAY (MONDAY) PUBLISHED A REPORT ON ITS WORK IN THE PAST FINANCIAL YEAR WITH THE AIM OF INCREASING PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OF BOARD ACTIVITIES.

+AS THE DISTRICT BOARD’S WORK IS CLOSELY RELATED TO THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE WE FEEL THERE IS A NEED TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT THE BOARD HAS BEEN DO ING,+ THE BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM HANG-FAI, SAID.

+THE BOARD AGREED IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR TO ALLOCATE $100 □□□ TO PUBLISH 80 000 COPIES OF A REPORT ON THE BOARD’S WORK DURING THE 1985-86 FINANCIAL YEAR, WHICH WAS ALSO THE FIRST YEAR OF THE THIRD TERM KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD.+

AN EDITORIAL BOARD WAS SET UP IN THE SAME MONTH WITH MR LAM AS CHA IRMAN.

THE 24-PAGE +THIRD TERM KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WORK REPORT 1985-86+ INCLUDES CHAPTERS ON THE FULL BOARD, ITS SIX STANDING COMMITTEES AND FOUR WORKING GROUPS, AS WELL AS AN APPENDIX ON PEMBERSHIP AND BOARD STRUCTURE.

COPIES OF THE REPORT, WHICH IS IN COLOUR, WILL BE SENT TO LOCAL AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, OTHER LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, AND PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

THE REPORT, WHICH IS FREE, WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS FIVE SUB-OFF ICES.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON BUILDING TO BE CLOSED * * * * *

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ATTACHED TO THE FRONT BALCONIES AND REAR EXTERNAL WALLS OF A BUILDING IN SHAM SHU I PO ARE TO BE CLOSED PRIOR TO DEMOLITION.

THE STRUCTURES ARE ON THE SECOND AND EIGHTH FLOORS OF 255, CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, AND ON THE SIXTH FLOOR OF 261, CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY FIRST ISSUED ORDERS FOR THEIR DEMOLITION UNDER THE BUILDING ORDINANCE IN JANUARY AND JULY LAST YEAR, BUT THEY WERE NOT COMPLIED WITH.

NOTICES OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR CLOSURE ORDERS FROM KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON JULY 24 WERE POSTED ON THE STRUCTURES TODAY (MONDAY).

THE STRUCTURES HAVE TO BE CLOSED IN ADVANCE SO THAT DEMOLITION CAN BE CARRIED OUT WITHOUT DANGER TO OCCUPIERS OR TO THE PUBLIC.

DEMOLITION WILL START ONCE THE CLOSURE ORDERS ARE OBTAINED.

YUEN LONG WATER MAIN CONTRACT AWARDED

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THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT

THF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A ®3.8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR THE JOYING OF A FRESH WATER HAIN IN YUEN LONG.

tuc o 1 — k II AMFTRF—LONG MAIN vJ ILL BE LAID ALONG TAI YUK RvAD, MA Til ROAD KAN STREeI? AS WELL AS IN THE AMENITY AREAS AT

THE SOUTHERN BOUNDARY OF YUEN LONG TOWN.

THF flDO-MILLIMETRE DIAMETER PIPE WILL REPLACE ONE THE 800 MILLIMtlKtRUis)T RES£RVE |N THE YUEN L0NG

WHICH RUNS

WITHIN THE LIGHT RAIL OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

TOWN

SECTION

A BRIDGE WILL BE CONSTRUCTED TO CARRY IT OVER THE YUEN LONG CENTRAL NULLAH.

WORK HAS STARTED AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 12 MONTH®.

tmf IHINT CONSULTING ENGINEERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE BINNIE AND PARTNERS (HONG KONG) AND SCOTT WILSON KIRKPATRICK AND PARTNtnS.

THE CONTRACT WAS AW%49©)59 $98 ’8,@ :9,’547:589, :9.O-,6 LIMITED.

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TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME BEGINS THURSDAY

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A MAJOR TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME W ILL BE INTRODUCED FROM THURSDAY (JUNE 26) TO COINCIDE WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER.

DETAILS OF THE SCHEME WERE OUTLINED TODAY (MONDAY) BY MR LAM HON-KIT, SENIOR ENGINEER OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S TRAFFIC ENGINEERING KOWLOON DIVISION.

+THE RECONSTRUCTION, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE, WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC LANE TO THE FLYOVER WHICH IS REACHING SATURATION LEVEL,+ MR LAM SAID.

TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC, THE TRAFFIC DIVERSION SCHEME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THREE STAGES. STAGE ONE WILL BE INTRODUCED WITH THE BEGINNING OF THE RECONSTRUCTION WHILE STAGES TWO AND THREE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ABOUT SIX WEEKS AND TWO MONTHS LATER RESPECTIVELY.

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.

MR LAM POINTED OUT THAT DURING THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME SOME CONGESTION IS EXPECTED, AS IN MOST MAJOR TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS, BUT ONCE THE PUBLIC AND RESIDENTS IN THE AREA HAVE BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS TRAFFIC SHOULD r>E SMOOTHER. HE EMPHASISED THAT THE DEPARTMENT WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE ARRANGEMENTS.

STAGE ONE OF THE SCHEME, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO FACILITATE THE LAYING OF WATERMAINS AND TO MAKE WAY FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF STAGES TWO AND THREE, WILL PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE CORRIDORS FOR PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD NORTHBOUND.

THE EXISTING RIGHT TURN BAN FROM SOARES AVENUE ON TO ARGYLE STREET AND FROM ARGYLE STREET ON TO KADOORIE AVENUE WILL BE LIFTED. KADOORIE AVENUE WILL BE RE-ROUTED TO ONE-WAY TRAFFIC AND WILL BE BANNED TO VEHICLES EXCEEDING 5.5 TONNES EXCEPT THOSE REQUIRING LOCAL ACCESS.

THIS WILL PROVIDE AN ALTERNATIVE CORRIDOR FOR PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD NORTHBOUND. VEHICLES BEFORE REACHING THE FLYOVER CAN TURN OFF AT PUI CHING ROAD AND CONTINUE ALONG SOARES AVENUE, MR LAM EXPLAINED. FROM SOARES AVENUE, VEHICLES CAN TURN RIGHT AT ARGYLE STREET TO TAKE THE ARGYLE STREET FLYOVER ABOVE THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER. THEY CAN ALSO TURN LEFT AT ARGYLE STREET TO FOLLOW THE EXTENSION OF THIS CORRIDOR ALONG KADOORIE AVENUE, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST WESTBOUND AND EMBANKMENT ROAD, HE SAID.

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TO ENHANCE SMOOTH TRAFFIC FLOW ALONG THESE ALTERNATIVE CORRIDORS NO STOPPING RESTRICTIONS WILL BE IMPOSED FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY ON SOARES AVENUE? THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF PUI CHING ROAD BETWEEN SHEUNG HING STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD I EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF ARGYLE STREET BETWEEN PEACE AVENUE AND WATERLOO ROAD; WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF ARGYLE STREET BETWEEN YIM PO FONG STREET AND PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD; AND WATERLOO ROAD BETWEEN PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST AND VICTORY AVENUE EXCEPT THE SECTION BETWEEN ARGYLE STREET AND SOARES AVENUE-PUI CHING ROAD.

IN ADDITION, A 24-HOUR DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION WILL BE IMPOSED ON THE SLIP ROAD LINKING PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD NORTHBOUND AND PUI CHING ROAD.

TO REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION ALONG PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD-WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND CORRIDOR, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST EAST CF WATERLOO ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND. TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SO AS TO ALLEVIATE CONGESTION, LEFT TURN FROM WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND ON TO PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST WILL BE BANNED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES. THE EXISTING BUSES-ONLY RIGHT TURN FROM WATERLOO ROAD SOUTHBOUND ON TO ARGYLE STREET WILL BE MAINTAINED.

AS A RESULT OF THE RE-ROUTE INGS, KMB ROUTES 3, 7B, ID, 12b AND 208 TRAVELLING ON WATERLOO ROAD NORTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED VIA THE EASTERN GROUND-LEVEL CARRIAGEWAY OF WATERLOO ROAD NORTH OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST TO BOUNDARY STREET. AMONG THEM, ROUTES ID AND 208 WILL PROCEED VIA EARL STREET AND PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST TO REJOIN LA SALLE ROAD.

MR LAM SAID THAT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC BETTER INFORMED OF THE SCHEME, THE MAP AND SCHEDULES ON GENERAL TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THE STREET NOTICE BOARDS OF THE AFFECTED DISTRICTS. COPIES OF THE MAP WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY COUNTERS OF THE DISTRICT OFFICES.

HE ADDED THAT DETAILS AND THE DATES OF IMPLEMENTING THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES UNDER STAGES TWO AND THREE OF THE SCHEME WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.

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NEW POST OFFICE IN NGAU TAU KOK

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A NEW POST OFFICE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF ON KAY COURT COMMERCIAL CENTRE IN NGAU TAU KOK WILL BEGIN SERVICE FROM NEXT MONDAY (JUNE 30), THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY).

WITH LARGER ACCOMMODATION AND IMPROVED COUNTER FACILITIES, THE OFFICE WILL REPLACE THE PRESENT NGAU TAU KOK POST OFFICE AT CHUN WAH ROAD WHICH WILL CLOSE FOR BUSINESS ON SATURDAY (JUNE 28) AT 1 PM.

THE TELEPHONE NUMBER (3-75O432O) AND BUSINESS HOURS OF THE POST OFFICE WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED.

COURTESY CALL BY POK 01 DIRECTORS

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MEMBERS OF THE NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF POK 01 HOSPITAL TODAY (MONDAY) PAID A COURTESY CALL ON THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, ffiS ANSON CHAN, TO DISCUSS WELFARE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE HOSPITAL.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOSPITAL BOARD, MR LAU CHEONG, OUTLINED THE HOSPITAL’S NEW PROJECTS FOR THE COMING YEAR, INCLUDING A CHILD CARE CENTRE IN LONG PING IN YUEN LONG AND A MULTI-SERVICES CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY IN LEUNG TIN IN TUEN MUN.

MRS CHAN COMMENDED THE HOSPITAL FOR PROVIDING ITS VARIOUS SERVICES AND ASSURED BOARD MEMBERS OF HER DEPARTMENT’S CONTINUED SUPPORT.


DB COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO PUBLIC

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DISTR ICT

MEETINGS OF THE THREE COMMITTEES OF THE YAU MA TEI BOARD WILL NOW BE OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, A SPOKESMAN FOn THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

THE COMMITTEES DEAL WITH COMMUNITY BUILDING, ENVIRONMENT AND TRAFF IC AND TRANSPORT.

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MEETINGS ARE HELD IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF HOP FAT COMMERCIAL BUILDING AT 493 NATHAil ROAD.

DATES FOR COMING MEETINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE ENV IRONMENT COMMITTEE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMM ITT.

JUNE 26 JULY 10 JULY 21

AUGUST 21 SEPTEMBER 18 SEPTEMBER 29

OCTOBER 23 NOVEMBER 6 NOVEMBER 17

DECEMBER 18 JANUARY 8 JANUARY 19

FEBRUARY 26 MARCH 12 MARCH 23

EXCEPT FOR THE THURSDAY (JUNE 26),

COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING ON ALL MEETINGS WILL START AT 2.30 PM.

AT THE COMMUNITY BUILDING 3 PM ON THURSDAY, MEMBERS WILL BOARD FUNDS FOR ORGANISING THE INVOLVEMENT ACTIVIT IES.

COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD AT DISCUSS THE ALLOCATION OF DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AND COMMUNITY

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN.

INCLUDE A PROGRESS REPORT ON THE

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WISHING TO ATTEND THE MEETING ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 3'323791 FOR RESERVATIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY AT 3 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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COMMITTEE MEETS ON ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DECIDE ON THE PRIORITY FOR THE INSTALLATION OF STREET LIGHTS IN SQUATTER AREAS IN THE DISTRICT.

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN 1986-87.

A QUESTION WILL BE RAISED ON THE PROBLEMS ARISING FROM THE REMOVAL OF COOKED-FOOD STALLS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETING AT 4 PM IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR OF TUNG WAH MANSION AT 201 HENNESSY ROAD.

THOSE INTERESTED SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON 5-8921239 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

THEY ARE ALSO INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETINGS OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE AT 4 PM ON JULY 1, THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE AT 4 PM ON JULY 8, AND THE CULTURE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE AT 4 PM ON JULY 15.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING AT 4 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, EIGHTH FLOOR, 201 HENNESSY ROAD.

SQUATTERS TO TAKE OVER CLEANSING

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SQUATTERS IN STANLEY’S MA HANG VILLAGE ARE SET TO BEGIN TAKING OVER CLEANSING RESPONSIBILITIES IN THEIR VILLAGE FOR ONE YEAR.

THEY WILL BE REPLACING THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT UNDER TO A CONTRACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT AND THE URBAN COUNCIL TO BE SIGNED AT 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 25) IN THE USD CONFERENCE ROOM, 12TH FLOOR, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, WEST WING.

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VILLAGE REPRESENTATIVE, MR LAW KWAI-CHUNG, AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF USD, DR PATRICK HASE, WILL INITIAL THE AGREEMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE AGREEMENT SIGNING CEREMONY.

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EASTERN SEMINAR ON BUILDING MANAGEMENT * * * *

ABOUT 120 REPRESENTATIVES FROM MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATIONS, AREA COMMITTEES AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL TAKE PART IN A SEMINAR ON MULTI-STOREY BUILDING MANAGEMENT ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 25) NIGHT.

ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE EASTERN DISTRICT FEDERATION OF MULTI-STOREY BUILDING ORGANISATIONS, THE SEMINAR IS AIMED AT ENHANCING RESIDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE ABOUT COMMON PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS.

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE AN URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR MAN SAI-CHEUNG, WHO WILL TALK ABOUT SITUATIONS WHICH MAY ARISE FROM A DEED OF MUTUAL COVENANT- AN EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR TONG CHOR-YIN, WHO WILL TALK ON THE STRUCTURE, STATUS AND TERMS OF REFERENCE OF AN OWNERS CORPORATION.

THE HOUSING MANAGER OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE’S BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM, MR LIN KA-TIN, WILL SPEAK ON THE COMMON BUILDING MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS AND WAYS TO TACKLE THESE PROBLEMS.

THE ASSISTANT EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR VINCENT LEUNG, WILL OPEN THE SEMINAR AT 8 PM IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE’S CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE FIRST FLOOR, 880-886 KING’S ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT SEMINAR TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY AT 8 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, 880-886 KING’S ROAD.

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FOCUS ON TUEN MUN TRANSPORT FACILITIES * * * * *

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS PUBLIC TRANSPORT FACILITIES IN THE NEW TOWN.

THEY WILL DISCUSS THE FINDINGS OF A SURVEY ON BUS SERVICES AT ON TING-YAU 01 ESTATES AND OF A REPORT ON BUS TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC PROBLEMS. THE SURVEY AND REPORT WERE PREPARED BY A WORKING GROUP UNDER THE COMMITTEE.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS PLANNED IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPENING OF A NEW FERRY PIER.

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 THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD OFFICE, THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

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PRESS BRIEFING ON UK STUDY VISIT

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WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL HOLD A PRESS BRIEFING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM TO GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR STUDY VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM.

THEY WERE RETURNING FROM LONDON THIS (MONDAY) AFTERNOON AFTER THEIR ONE-WEEK VISIT.

THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO STUDY THE LEGISLATURE, SOCIAL SYSTEM AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

CHAIRING THE BRIEFING TOMORROW WILL BE THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG. THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NG HON-WAH, WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS BRIEFING TO BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE, FOURTH FLOOR, SAN PO KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING.

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KOWLOON CITY WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KOWLOON CITY WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST, OLYMPIC GARDEN ROUNDABOUT, ARGYLE STREET AND WATERLOO ROAD INCLUDING STIRLING ROAD, FORFAR ROAD AND LOMOND ROAD.

WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * * * *

HONG KONG’S

STORAGE IN

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 50.3 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 295.050 MILLION CUBIC

f€TRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVO IRS CONTAINED 322.925 MILL ION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 55.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

INCREASE IN NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS ............ 1

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF BANKING POST STUDIED ..... 4

OATHS AMENDMENT BILL BEFORE LEGCO................ 5

new programme to tackle smoky vehicles endorsed ... 6

textile talks with Canada end ................... 7

SECOND CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED ................... 8

LIAO TO OPEN SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.............. 8

HARBOUR ROAD ROCKERY GARDEN OPENS .............   9

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN MONG KOK .... 10

WORKS TO IMPROVE WAN CHAI TRAFFIC .............. 11

MEET THE MEDIa................................   12

ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON RADIO SHOW.............   12

HIGH-SPEED ROaD MAINTENANCE CENTRE OPENS ......  12

SEMINAR ON FaRM MaCHINe SAFETY.................. 1J

SFMINaR ON QUALITY aSoURaNCE.................... 14

APPLICATIONS Ox-EN FOR SaI KUNG SWIMMING GALA

NO FLUSHING WATER..........................

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INCREASE IN NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS * * * *

A TOTAL OF 99 825 WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT ESTABLISHMENTS, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS-BOARDING HOUSES WERE IN OPERATION DURING THE WHOLE OR PART OF 1984, WITH 589 986 PERSONS ENGAGED, ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

COMPARED WITH 1983, THE NUMBER OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND PERSONS ENGAGED INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT AND SEVEN PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

IN 1984, THESE ESTABLISHMENTS GENERATED $467 770 MILLION OF SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS? AND SPENT $22 763 MILLION ON COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES, $43 407 MILLION ON OPERATING EXPENSES AND $379 753 MILLION ON PURCHASES OF GOODS FOR SALE.

COMPARED WITH 1983, SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS INCREASED BY 23 PER CENT, WHILE COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES, OPERATING EXPENSES AND PURCHASES OF GOODS FOR SALE WENT UP BY 22 PER CENT, 24 PER CENT AND 21 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

THE SECTOR’S VALUE ADDED, WHICH REPRESENTS ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF HONG KONG, GREW BY 24 PER CENT TO $50 506 MILLION IN 1984, FROM $40 605 MILLION IN 1983.

ANALYSED BY ECONOMIC ACTIVITY, THE SURVEY REVEALED THAT IN 1984, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADE RECORDED THE LARGEST SHARE OF SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS, AT $321 133 MILLION OR 69 PER CENT OF THE SECTOR TOTAL. RETAIL TRADE ACCOUNTED FOR ANOTHER 15 PER CENT, WHILE WHOLESALE TRADE TOOK UP 11 PER CENT, RESTAURANTS FOUR PER CENT, AND HOTELS-BOARDI NG HOUSES ONE PER CENT.

IMPORT-EXPORT TRADE CONTRIBUTED 58 PER CENT OF TOTAL VALUE ADDED IN THE SECTOR. THE REMAINING CONTRIBUTION WAS ACCOUNTED FOR BY RETAIL TRADE (17 PER CENT), RESTAURANTS (13 PER CENT), WHOLESALE TRADE (SEVEN PER CENT) AND HOTELS-BOARDI NG HOUSES (FIVE PER CENT).

WHEN COMPARED WITH 1983, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADE HAD THE LARGEST INCREASE IN SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS (29 PER CENT), FOLLOWED BY HOTELS-BOARDING HOUSES (25 PER CENT), RETAIL TRADE (14 PER CENT), RESTAURANTS (14 PER CENT) AND WHOLESALE TRADE (SIX PER CENT).

IN TERMS OF VALUE ADDED, IMPORT-EXPORT TRADE AND HOTELS-BOARDING HOUSES RECORDED THE LARGEST INCREASES (30 PER CENT), FOLLOWED BY RETAIL TRADE (16 PER CENT), RESTAURANTS (16 PER CENT) AND WHOLESALE TRADE (12 PER CENT).

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THE 1984 SURVEY WAS ONE IN A SERIES OF ANNUAL SURVEYS CONDUCTED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASCERTAINING THE STRUCTURE AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DISTRIBUTIVE TRADE AND SERVICE SECTOR AND UPDATING ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF HONG KONG.

DATA COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY INCLUDED TYPE OF OWNERSHIP, FLOOR AREA, NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED, NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES, OPERATING EXPENSES, PURCHASES OF GOODS FOR SALE, STOCKS, SALES AND OTHER RECEIPTS, AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURE.

DESCRIPTIONS OF THE BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY OF THE SURVEY TOGETHER WITH ANALYTICAL TABLES SHOWING THE PRINCIPAL STATISTICS FOR ALL ESTABLISHMENTS CLASSIFIED BY MAJOR TRADE GROUP-ACTIVITY AND ANALYSED BY VARIOUS ECONOMIC VARIABLES, ARE INCLUDED IN THE STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED +1984 SURVEY OF WHOLESALE, RETAIL AND IMPORT-EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS*.

THE REPORT WILL BE ON SALE IN EARLY JULY 1986 AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE- AND THE PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG.

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

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE WHOLESALERETAIL TRADE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 3-7244358.

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fnncipal statistics for all establishments analysed by economic activities for and 19#4

Number Number of Number Purchases Sales

Activity of persons establishments engaged of employees Compensation of employees Operating expenses of goods for salo Changes in stocks and other receipts Value added

(SXn.) (5Mn.) (S’n.l ($Mn.) (tXnJ (tHn.)

Wholesale trade 1983 11 729 57 899 44 613 1 532 2 409 44 667 504 49 482 3 127

1984 12 605 57 775 43 214 1 712 2 772 46 522 332 52 330 J 517

change ♦ 7% * - 3* ♦ 12* ♦ ’5< 4 4* - 34* 4 6* 4 12*

Retail trade 1983 45 688 159 267 105 387 3 758 6 939 49 332 1 093 62 089 7 348

1984 48 608 164 008 107 016 4 351 7 712 55 46n 1 025 70 558 8 543

change ♦ 6* ♦ 3* ♦ 2* ♦ 16* ♦ 11* 4 12* - 6* ♦ 14" 4 16*

Import/export trade 1983 26 240 158 926 141 059 7 744 20 042 211 860 3 905 249 599 22 642

1984 30 939 187 802 166 259 10 431 26 409 269 309 3 065 321 133 29 482

change ♦ 18* ♦ 18* ♦ 18* ♦ 35* ♦ 32* 4 27* - 21* 4 29* 4 30"

Restaurants 1983 6 122 152 463 144 880 4 729 4 013 7 243 39 16 614 5 448

1984 6 828 156 452 148 123 5 193 4 781 7 971 - 42 19 014 6 312

change ♦ 12* * 3* ♦ 2* ♦ 10* 4 19* 4 10*. -208* 4 14" 4 16*

Hotels/boarding houses 1983 776 23 155 22 524 909 1 515 426 6 3 774 2 039

1984 846 23 948 23 377 1 076 1 733 483 - 1 4 735 2 652

change ♦ 9* ♦ 3* ♦ 4* ♦ 18* 4 14* 4 13< —112* ♦ 25" 4 30*

Total 1983 90 554 551 711 458 463 18 672 34 918 313 527 5 547 381 559 40 605

1984 99 825 589 986 487 990 22 763 43 407 379 753 4 379 467 770 50 506

change ♦ 10* ♦ 7* ♦ 6* ♦ 22* 4 24* 4 21* - 21* 4 23* 4 24*

Notes : 1. Individual items may' not ad<! up to total due to rounding.

2. Figure8 denoting changes are derived fro:.. unrounded figures.

3. # denotes less than 0.5" in magnitude.

4. Value added is a measure of the contribution of a trade sector to hong Kong •s gross domestic

product. It is derived by subtracting froci the value of s^les rr.d other receipts, the cost of goods for sale (the value of purchases adjusted for changes in stocks) and operating expenses (adjusted for payments like interests and textiles export quota transfer coats). The exact definition can be found in the survey report.

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DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF BANKING POST STUDIED

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A PROPOSAL TO CREATE A POST OF DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF BANKING WILL BE EXAMINED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE PROPOSAL WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE’S ESTABLISHMENT SUB-COMMITTEE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ENACTMENT OF THE BANKING BILL WHICH AIMS AT PROVIDING A GREATER MEASURE CF PROTECTION TO DEPOSITORS AND ENSURING SOUND BUSINESS PRACTICE AMONG FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

THE NEW LEGISLATION WHICH WOULD PROVIDE A MORE DISCRETIONARY AND JUDGEMENTAL APPROACH TO SUPERVISION OF BANKS AND DEPOSITTAKING COMPANIES WOULD REQUIRE GREATER INVOLVEMENT BY SENIOR OFFICERS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE NEED FOR GOOD SUPERVISING STAFF IN THE COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE HAD ALSO BEEN EMPHASISED BY THE INDUSTRY ITSELF, HE NOTED.

IT IS THEREFORE CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING WITH A DEPUTY IN ORDER TO ENABLE HIM TO DISCHARGE EFFECTIVELY HIS INCREASED RESPONSIBILITIES FOR SUPERVISION OF LICENSED BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES.

OTHER THAN RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ESTABLISHMENT SUB-COMMITTEE, FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO APPROVE A SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISION OF $500 MILLION TO ENABLE THE PROCEEDS CF A DEBT REPAYMENT BY THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION to be set Aside towards an equity injection of $1 ooo million FOR THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY CORPORATION IN 1987-88.

ITEMS TO BE CONSIDERED INCLUDE;

* A CAPITAL SUBSIDY TO ASSIST COGNITIO COLLEGE (1979) LIMITED TO BUILD AND EQUIP AN EXTENSION TO THE COGNITIO COLLEGE (HONG KONG) AT CHAI WAN;

* CAPITAL GRANTS TO THE SPASTICS ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL CHILD CARE CENTRE AT SHEK KIP MEI ESTATE, SHAM SHU I PO, AND AT LUNG HANG ESTATE, SHA TIN >

* A WRITE-OFF OF $1 271 000 AS PREMIUM FOREGONE FOR A PROPOSED EXCHANGE OF TWO RESIDENTIAL LOTS FOR AN INDUSTRIAL LOT ON CHEUNG CHAU ;

* A WRITE-OFF OF $10 480 000 AS PREMIUM FOREGONE FOR A PROPOSED EXCHANGE OF A NUMBER OF LOTS OF AGRICULTURAL LAND FOR ONE BUILDING LOT AT MUI WO, LANTAU 5

/* A HLVISION .......

TUiloLaY, JUNE 24, 1986

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A REVISION OF THE HONORARIA FOR GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE TRAINEES ENGAGED UNDER THE GRADUATE TRAINING SCHEME AND THE SANDWICH TRAINING SCHEME OF THE LANDS AND WORKS BRANCH, ISd the expansion of the existing sandwich training scheme TO ACCOMMODATE a MAXIMUM OF 32 UNDERGRADUATES;

TO DELEGATE AUTHORITY TO THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES TO DETERMINE AND REVISE THE LEVEL OF GRANTS TO HONG KONG SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS TOWARDS STAFF SALARIES AND OFFICE EXPENSES; AND

THF FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF EXTENDING THE LONG SERVICE TRAVEL AWARD SCHEME TO LOCAL NON-PENSIONABLE OFFICERS BELOV THE DIRECTORATE LEVEL.

OATHS AMENDMENT BILL BEFORE LEGCO X X X X X

THE OATHS AND DECLARATIONS (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOR ALL THREE READINGS TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE BILL WILL PROVIDE FOR AN ALTERNATIVE FORM OF OATH KNOWN AS THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OATH FOR MEMBERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO SWEAR THE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE ON FIRST JOINING THE COUNCIL.

IN ADDITION, TOMORROW’S SITTING WILL DEAL WITH NINE OTHER BILLS AND 14 QUESTIONS BY UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS.

OF THE NINE BILLS, SIX WILL BE DUE FOR FIRST AND SECOND READINGS. THEY ARE:

X INTERPRETATION AND GENERAL CLAUSES (AMENDMENT)(NO. 2) BILL 1986;

X PRISONS (AMENDMENT) BILL 19865

X EMPLOYEES COMPENSATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986;

X ROAD TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT)(NO. 2) BILL 1986;

X ROAD TRAFFIC (DRIVING-OFFENCE POI NTS)(AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 AND

X COMMUNITY CHEST OF HONG KONG (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986.

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DEBATE WILL ALSO RESUME ON THE FOLLOWING THREE BILLS WHICH ARE DUE FOR COMMITTEE STAGE AND FINAL READING:

* CIVIL AVIATION (AIRCRAFT NOISE) BILL 1986;

* FIRE SERVICES (AMENDMENT)(NO. 2) BILL 19865 AND

* PUBLIC HOLIDAY (ROYAL VISIT) BILL 1986.

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NEW PROGRAMME TO TACKLE SMOKY VEHICLES ENDORSED

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE TODAY (TUESDAY) ENDORSED A NEW PROGRAMME TO TACKLE THE POLLUTION CAUSED BY SMOKE EMISSIONS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES.

IT WAS PROPOSED THAT A NEW SECTION WOULD BE SET UP IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT WITH RESPONSIBILITIES FOR BOTH THE POLICY DEVELOPMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL AND FOR THE OPERATION OF THE EMISSION SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE THE SPOTTING OF SMOKY VEHICLES, THE OPERATION OF A CALL-UP SYSTEM (INCLUDING FOLLOW-UP ACTION) AND THE TESTING OF VEHICLES CALLED UP.

UNDER THE PROPOSED PROGRAMME, INSPECTORS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT WOULD BE PROVIDED WITH SMALL MOTOR-CYCLES AND THEY WOULD STATION THEMSELVES AT VARIOUS POINTS FOR SPOTTING SMOKY VEHICLES.

OFFENDING VEHICLES WOULD NOT BE STOPPED AT THE TIME, BUT THEIR OWNERS WOULD RECEIVE A CALL-UP NOTICE TO ATTEND, WITH THEIR VEHICLE, AT A SPECIFIED TESTING STATION. ACTUAL TESTING OF THE VEHICLES WOULD BE CONDUCTED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A QUALIFIED INSPECTOR.

FOR LARGER VEHICLES SUCH AS LORRIES, COACHES AND BUSES WHICH OFTEN BELONG TO FLEET-OWNERS, ARRANGEMENTS WOULD BE MADE TO TEST OFFENDERS IN THIS CATEGORY AT THEIR OWN MAINTENANCE DEPOT.

THE CALL-UP SYSTEM FOR SUCH VEHICLES WOULD BE FLEXIBLE IN THAT THE TIMING OF INSPECTIONS AND TESTS WOULD BE ORGANISED TO THE MUTUAL CONVENIENCE OF BOTH THE TESTER AND THE TESTED.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1986

THE NEW PROGRAMME HAD BEEN DEVELOPED FROM ADVICE PROVIDED BY A CONSULTANT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (UNIDO) FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE EMISSIONS PROGRAMME IN HONG KONG.

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT AS MANY AS 25 OOO VEHICLES COULD BE TESTED EACH YEAR UNDER THE NEW SYSTEM.

EPCOM ALSO WELCOMED ARRANGEMENTS WHICH WOULD BE INSTITUTED SHORTLY WITHIN THE GOVERNMENT FOR SYSTEMATIC AND CO-ORDINATED REVIEW OF MAJOR GOVERNMENT PROJECTS.

UNDER THE NEW ARRANGEMENTS, DEPARTMENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED, FOR CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF PROJECTS, TO NOTIFY THE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH DETAILED PLANNING OF SUCH PROJECTS.

THE DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WOULD THEN BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING AN ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF THE PROJECTS NOTIFIED TO HIM AND RECOMMENDING TO DEPARTMENTS WHERE NECESSARY, SUITABLE MITIGATORY MEASURES FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECTS.

EPCOM ALSO DISCUSSED REVISED PROPOSALS FOR THE CONTROL OF POLLUTION CAUSED BY ANIMAL WASTES.

IT ALSO STUDIED A PROPOSAL FOR EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES RELATED TO BEACH WATER POLLUTION IN HONG KONG, WHICH WOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE COMMUNITY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT AND THE MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY.

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TEXTILE TALKS WITH CANADA END *****

THE FIRST ROUND OF THE BILATERAL TALKS WITH CANADA ON HONG KONG’S POST-1986 ARRANGEMENTS FOR EXPORT OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL TO CANADA ENDED YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

A TRADE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN DESCRIBED THE TALKS AS A CORDIAL AND FRANK EXCHANGE OF VIEWS.

ANOTHER ROUND OF TALKS WILL BE HELD LATER IN THE YEAR BUT THE DATE AND LOCATION ARE YET TO BE FIXED.

THE CURRENT HONG KONG-CANADA BILATERAL TEXTILES AGREEMENT WILL EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31.

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SECOND CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) CONFIRMED THAT A 43-YEAR-OLD MAN IS SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA.

THIS IS THE SECOND CHOLERA CASE REPORTED THIS YEAR. THE FIRST CASE WAS CONFIRMED ON MAY 22.

THE MAN ISA CONSTRUCTION WORKER WHO LIVES IN TAI PO. HE WAS ADMITTED TO THE PRINCE OF WALES HOSPITAL ON JUNE 20, SUFFERING FROM DIARRHOEA. HE WAS TRANSFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL ON JUNE 22 AFTER IT WAS SUSPECTED HE HAD CHOLERA.

THE DOCTOR DEALING WITH THE CASE TODAY DESCRIBED THE MAN’S CONDITION AS GOOD. AS THE PATIENT HAD NOT TRAVELLED ABROAD RECENTLY, THE CASE WAS CLASSIFIED AS LOCAL.

HEALTH OFFICERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT HAVE VISITED THE PATIENT’S WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN — ONE BOY AND TWO GIRLS. THEY WERE MEDICALLY EXAMINED AND GIVEN PREVENTIVE DRUGS, AND THE PATIENT’S HOME WAS ALSO DISINFECTED BY STAFF FROM THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT EXPLAINED THAT SINCE THERE HAS BEEN NO SECONDARY CASE THERE IS NO NEED TO DECLARE HONG KONG A CHOLERA-INFECTED AREA.

HOWEVER, HE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO WARN MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO OBSERVE STRICT PERSONAL HYGIENE AND TO BE CAREFUL IN THE CONSUMPTION OF FOOD AND DRINKS TO AVOID CONTRACTING THE DISEASE.

LIAO TO OPEN SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME

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THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WILL OPEN THE 1986 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME (SYP) AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM AT 8 PM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26).

THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S SYP, +CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, GET TO KNOW IT BETTER+, WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED IN A 90-MINUTE SHOW WHICH WILL INCLUDE A PARADE, DANCING, SINGING AND A TELEMATCH COMPETITION.

/THE Or£NING

TUESDAY, c?+, 1700

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL ALSO FORM THE FIRST EPISODE OF THE +SWINGING SUMMER* TV SERIES TO BE BROADCAST ON TVB’S JADE CHANNEL ON JULY 6.

BEFORE THE MAIN CEREMONY, AN SYP EXHIBITION WILL BE OPENED AND SOUVENIR PENNANTS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE CHAIRMEN OF THE 19 SYP DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEES. THESE WILL BE HELD IN THE DISTRIBUTION LOBBY ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE STADIUM AT 7.30 PM.

THE SYP EXHIBITION WILL BE MOVED TO THE SHA TIN NEW TOWN PLAZA, LEVEL 1, WHERE IT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM JUNE 27 UNTIL JULY 3.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE 1986 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME OPENING CEREMONY AT QE STADIUM.

PRESS CARDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY GIS OFFICERS AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE STADIUM BETWEEN 7.15 PM AND 7.30 PM. A FIXED PRESS POSITION INSIDE THE ARENA HAS BEEN ARRANGED AND MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ARE ASKED TO ASSEMBLE IN THE DISTRIBUTION LOBBY BEFORE ENTERING THE ARENA.

PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE ADVISED TO BRING ALONG TELEPHOTO LENS. AS IT IS CONSIDERED THAT THERE WILL BE AMPLE TELEVISION LIGHTING, USE OF FLASH LIGHTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INSIDE THE ARENA.

A DETAILED PROGRAMME OF THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE BOXED LATER TODAY.

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HARBOUR ROAD ROCKERY GARDEN OPENS * * * *

THE 59 MILLION HARBOUR ROAD ROCKERY GARDEN OPENED TODAY IN WAN CHAI IS THE LATEST OF NUMEROUS ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES TO BE PROVIDED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL ON EITHER SIDE OF THE HARBOUR FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

SPEAKING AT THE ROCKERY GARDEN’S OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY TODAY URBAN COUNCILLOR MR SAMUEL WONG SAID: +THIS MAGNI Fl CENT PROJECT BRINGS A NEW CONCEPT TO WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN LITTLE MORE THAN A SIMPLE SITTING-OUT AREA.

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+USING IMAGINATION AND FLAIR, THE ARCHITECTS HAVE DESIGNED A MAGNIFICENT FACILITY WITH MANY SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDING A WATER POND, A ROCK MOUND AND AN EARTH MOUND IN THE CENTRE, AND A FUTURISTIC-LOOKING PAVILION ON ONE SIDE OF THE POND.

+ A CIRCULAR PATH RUNS AROUND THE PERIPHERY OF THE POND SO THAT VISITORS CAN ENJOY A PLEASANT WALK ROUND THE GARDEN.*

MR WONG THANKED THE CHINA RESOURCES (HOLDINGS) COMPANY FOR HAVING MADE A GENEROUS DONATION COMPRISING MATURE TREES, TRADITIONAL STONE LIONS, STONE LANTERNS, A LARGE BONSAI AND POTTERY REFUSE HOLDERS AS A FURTHER IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO THE APPEARANCE OF THE ROCKERY GARDEN.

+VITRUALLY AN OASIS OF BEAUTY AMID THE HIGH-RISES OF THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION, THIS BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED ROCKERY GARDEN ON A 3 900 SQUARE-METRE SITE WILL SURELY BECOME A POPULAR LEISURE GROUND BOTH FOR OFFICE WORKERS IN THE AREA AND NEARBY RESIDENTS,* SAID MR WONG.

+AT WEEKENDS AND ON HOLIDAYS IT IS SURE TO BE POPULAR WITH OTHER URBAN DWELLERS, TOO.*

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SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN MONG KOK

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MORE THAN 80 000 YOUNG PEOPLE IN MONG KOK ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN 90 ACTIVITIES ORGANISED UNDER THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME OVER THE NEXT TWO MONTHS.

THE ACTIVITIES, TO BE HELD FROM JULY 12 TO AUGUST 31, WILL CENTRE ON THE MAIN THEME OF CARING FOR, AND UNDERSTANDING, THE COMMUNITY.

+WE HOPE PARTICIPANTS CAN ACHIEVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE DISTRICT AND DEVELOP A SENSE OF BELONGING TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THESE ACTIVITIES,* SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

+APART FROM RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, GAMES AND SPORTS, THE COMMITTEE HAS SPECIALLY DESIGNED OTHER PROJECTS TO ENHANCE YOUNG PEOPLE’S INVOLVEMENT IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,* HE SAID.

/TxirSE

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THESE INCLUDE VISITS TO HOMES FOR THE AGED, QUIZ COMPETITIONS ABOUT HONG KONG AND THE DISTRICT, ESSAY AND DRAWING COMPETITIONS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY, COURSES ON NEWS REPORTING, AND EXHIBITIONS ON CIVIC RIGHTS AND DUTIES.

THE COMMITTEE HAS ALSO ENCOURAGED LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO FORM TEAMS OF WORKERS TO OFFER SERVICES TO SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY THAT REQUIRE SPECIAL CARE AND ATTENTION, SUCH AS SENIOR CITIZENS, HANDICAPPED PEOPLE AND YOUNG CHILDREN.

A TOTAL OF $123 OOO HAS BEEN EARMARKED FOR THIS YEAR’S PROGRAMME, WITH $98 000 BEING ALLOCATED FROM JOCKEY CLUB FUNDS AND THE BALANCE COMING FROM THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD.

PAMPHLETS GIVING DETAILED INFORMATION OF THE ACTIVITIES WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE.

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WORKS TO IMPROVE WAN CHAI TRAFFIC

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THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED A S32-MILLI0N CONTRACT FOR ROADWORKS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS IN WAN CHAI.

THE CONTRACT INVOLVES CONSTRUCTION OF A FLYOVER AT TONNOCHY ROAD, WIDENING FLEMING ROAD FLYOVER AND CONSTRUCTING FOOTBRIDGES AT STEWART ROAD AND TONNOCHY ROAD NORTH.

THE TONNOCHY ROAD FLYOVER WILL PROVIDE DIRECT VEHICULAR ACCESS FROM GLOUCESTER ROAD WESTBOUND ON TO TONNOCHY ROAD. WIDENING THE FLEMING ROAD FLYOVER WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL LANE AT THE NORTH END OF THE ELEVATED ROAD.

THE STEWART ROAD FOOTBRIDGE IS AN ADDITIONAL FACILITY FOR CROSSING GLOUCESTER ROAD TO WAN CHAI RECLAMATION, WHILE THE OTHER FOOTBRIDGE IS FOR ACCESS TO TONNOCHY ROAD.

WORK ON THE PROJECT, TO BE CARRIED OUT BY CHUI HING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, IS TO START SOON AND IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN 18 MONTHS.

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MEET THE MEDIA * * *

THE COMMISSIONER FOR CHINESE LANGUAGE, MR PATRICK LAU, WILL bEET THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26) AT 4 PM IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

ANSWERING QUESTIONS ON RADIO SHOW

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THE SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN, WILL APPEAR ON RTHK RADIO ONE’S +TALKABOUT+ PROGRAMME ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26) AT 9 AM TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM LISTENERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE S4 RECORDING STUDIO AT RTHK, BROADCAST DRIVE, KOWLOON.

HIGH-SPEED ROAD MAINTENANCE CENTRE OPENS

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THE DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS, MR HAROLD BEATON, WILL OPEN A HIGH-SPEED ROAD MAINTENANCE CENTRE AT TAI LAM CHUNG AT 11 AM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26).

TO

IT IS ONE OF TWO CENTRES SET UP BY THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT MAINTAIN AND SERVICE HIGH-SPEED ROADS.

/THE CENTRA .......

TUESDAY, uUNb 24, 1986

THE CENTRE AT TAI LAM CHUNG MAINTAINS ROUTE TWO 3ETWEEN LAI CHI KOK AND TUEN MUN, WHILE THE OTHER AT MA LIU SHU I MAINTAINS ROUTE ONE BETWEEN SHA TIN AND FANLING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING. TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL LEAVE FROM THE CAR PARK ON THE PODIUM OF MURRAY BUILDING, GARDEN ROAD, BY 9 AM ON THURSDAY. THOSE MAKING THEIR OWN WAY WILL FIND THE CENTRE AT THE NORTHWESTERN BANK OF TAI LAM CHUNG NULLAH, ADJACENT TO SIU LAM INTERCHANGE ON TUEN MUN ROAD, AND ACCESS IS FROM CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

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SEMINAR ON FARM MACHINE SAFETY

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THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD A HALF-DAY SEMINAR ON FARM MACHINE SAFETY FOR FARMERS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) MORNING. IT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE DEPARTMENT’S TAI LUNG EXPERIMENTAL FARM.

AMONG THE TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION WILL BE THE SAFE USE OF AN INSECTICIDE SPRAYER AND THE DANGER OF ITS CONVERSION FOR USE AS A GRASS BURNER.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A PRESS BRIEFING BY SENIOR FARM MANAGER, MR Y.S. NG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR AND THE PRESS BRIEFING TOMORROW MORNING. TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL LEAVE THE AFD HEADQUARTERS AT CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON, AT 9.30 AM.

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SEMINAR ON QUALITY ASSURANCE

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AN INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT SEMINAR ON QUALITY ASSURANCE WILL BE HELD IN THE NINE DRAGONS BALLROOM OF THE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL IN TSIM SHA TSUI ON JUNE 27 (FRIDAY) FROM 3 PM TO 6 PM.

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG, AND TWO INDUSTRIALISTS, MR JOHN LO AND DR EDMOND CHAN, WHO WILL TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE IN QUALITY ASSURANCE.

A FILM ENTITLED ’QUALITY COUNTS’, PRODUCED BY THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT TO ENCOURAGE MANUFACTURERS TO UPGRADE THEIR PROCESSES, IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THEIR PRODUCTS AND MOVE UP-MARKET WILL BE SHOWN DURING THE SEMINAR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SAI KUNG SWIMMING GALA

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APPLICATIONS TO TAKE PART IN THE 1986 SAI KUNG, HANG HAU AND RENNIE’S MILL SWIMMING GALA ARE BEING INVITED FROM SAI KUNG RESIDENTS AND OTHER SWIMMING ENTHUSIASTS.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE, THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE SAI KUNG SPORTS ASSOCIATION, THE SWIMMING GALA WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (JULY 13) AT THE SAI KUNG OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTRE, TUI MIN HOI, SAI KUNG.

THE FIRST EVENT WILL START AT 9 AM AND THE LAST AT ABOUT 2 PM.

THE MEN’S DIVISION IS DIVIDED INTO FOUR GROUPS AND THE WOMEN’S INTO THREE, ACCORDING TO AGE.

WINNERS WHO ARE SAI KUNG RESIDENTS WILL REPRESENT THE DISTRICT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS SWIMMING COMPETITION.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS JULY 7. APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE PUBLIC ENQUIRY SERVICE CENTRE OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT (SAI KUNG OFFICE), BOTH AT SAI KUNG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, MAN NIN STREET- OR THE SAI KUNG SPORTS ASSOCIATION, GROUND FLOOR, 16 PO TUNG ROAD, SAI KUNG.

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NO FLUSHING WATER * * * *

SALT WATER SUPPLY IN HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF From 9 AM TO 5 PM ON THURSDAY (JUNE 26) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT THE WHOLE OF HUNG HOM AND TO KWA WAN.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1986

CONTENTS PaGE NO-

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GOVERNOR TO LEAD HIGH-LEVEL MISSION TO NORTH

AMERICA.......................................... 1

THREE-TIER STRUCTURE 'WORKING EFFICIENTLY' ....... 4

YAXLEY TO VISIT UK OVER NUCLEAR PLANT ISSUE....... 6

PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR MAY ................ 7

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR MAY .................... 10

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME FOCUSSES ON CIVIC AWARENESS 12

MENTAL HEALTH AMENDMENTS ENDORSED BY COMMITTEE ... 14

SUSPENSION GF REGISTRATION........................ 16

REGISTRATION SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY ............... 16

SAI KUNG RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE OPENED ...... 17

EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL SURVEY STARTS ..... 18

LEGISLATION SPECIALLY FOR +EXPRESSWAYS+ SOON ..... 19

ROLa OF INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT STRESSED ............. 20

SPIRITED BIDDING AT LAND AUCTION ................. 22

APPLICANTS URGED TO USE NEW TEXTILa LICENCE FORMS. 23

SUMMER JOB WARNING TO STUDENTS ................... 24

VARIETY SHOW TO LAUNCH YOUTH PROGRAMME ........... 25

CONCERT BEGINS YUEN LONG ACTIVITIES .............. 26

FIIM PRIMIERE BENEFITS HOSPITAL PROJECT .......... 27

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STUDENTS URGED TO JOIN oUMMER PROGRAMME............. 28

BOARD TO DISCUSS NUCLEAR PLANT PROJECT ............. 28

tenders invited for taxi licences .................. 29

MEDICaL SERVICES REPORT TO Be DISCUSSED ............ 30

INTRODUCING NEU BILL..............................   3°

AGENDA FOR NEW COMMITTEE TO BE PROPOSED.......... 31

LRT REPORT TO BE DISCUSSED ......................... 31

URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS IN CENTRAL.............. 32

POSTAL STRIKE IN MELBOURNE.......................... 33

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THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1986

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GOVERNOR TO LEAD HIGH-LEVEL * * X

MISSION TO NORTH AMERICA X X

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL LEAD A HIGH-LEVEL DELEGATION ON A FOUR-CITY VISIT TO NORTH AMERICA NEXT MONTH TO FURTHER HONG KONG’S INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND ECONOMIC TIES.

THE 13-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT BEGINS ON JULY 10 WHEN SIR EDWARD, ACCOMPANIED BY LADY YOUDE, LEAVES AS GUEST-OF-HONOUR ON CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS’S INAUGURAL FLIGHT TO SAN FRANCISCO.

ALSO ON BOARD WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONGKONG BANK, SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG, AND CPA CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL MILES, WHO IS ALSO CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION. THEY WILL BE MET IN SAN FRANCISCO BY HONG KONG’S COMMISSIONER FOR COMMERCIAL AFFAIRS IN NEW YORK, MR BILL DORWARD, WHO WILL ACCOMPANY THE GOVERNOR THROUGHOUT THE VISIT.

THE INAUGURAL FLIGHT WILL BE THE FIRST OF A HOST OF OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS AND MEETINGS IN SAN FRANCISCO, SEATTLE AND CHICAGO IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IN VANCOUVER IN CANADA. SIR EDWARD AND LADY YOUDE WILL BE GUESTS OF HONOUR AT HONG KONG DAY AT EXPO ’86, WHERE THE TERRITORY’S PAVILION HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED ITSELF AMONG THE MOST POPULAR WITH VISITORS.

THROUGHOUT THE VISIT, SIR EDWARD INTENDS TO DELIVER A POSITIVE MESSAGE ABOUT HONG KONG’S FUTURE, ITS TRADING AND BUSINESS POTENTIAL FOR NORTH AMERICA AND TO UNDERLINE THE THREAT POSED TO WORLD TRADE BY PROTECTIONISM.

HE WILL MAKE KEYNOTE SPEECHES TO INFLUENTIAL AUDIENCES IN EACH OF THE FOUR CITIES AND AT A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH BUSINESSMEN AND INDUSTRIALISTS AND CITY, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS.

UNDERLINING THE IMPORTANCE THE GOVERNMENT ATTACHES TO STRENGTHENING HK-U.S. LINKS, SIR EDWARD WILL TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY DURING HIS VISIT TO OFFICIALLY OPEN THE GOVERNMENT’S THIRD OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES. THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISCO WILL SUPPORT HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES ALREADY OPERATING IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE VISIT TODAY, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT IT WAS THE GOVERNOR’S THIRD OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE U.S. TO PROMOTE HONG KONG’S INTERESTS THERE.

HE POINTED OUT THAT SIR EDWARD HAD RECENTLY RETURNED FROM A SIMILAR MISSION TO JAPAN - HIS SECOND OFFICIAL VISIT THERE - AND WAS ALSO PLANNING A VISIT TO LONDON IN SEPTEMBER TO FURTHER IMPROVE TRADE AND ECONOMIC TIES WITH THE UK.

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE FORTHCOMING NORTH AMERICA MISSION WAS PLANNED TO BRING HOME HONG KONG’S MESSAGE TO VARIOUS CITIES IN NORTH AMERICA WITH STRONG BUSINESS, TRADING AND CULTURAL TIES WITH THE TERRITORY AND TO REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITH EITHER AN INTEREST, OR A POTENTIAL INTEREST, IN HONG KONG AND ITS WELL-BEING.

+THE CPA INAUGURAL, THE OPENING OF OUR SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE AND HONG KONG DAY AT EXPO HAVE ALL FALLEN TOGETHER TO ENABLE THE GOVERNOR TO DO THIS,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT THE GOVERNOR’S ARRIVAL IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE GATEWAY CITY TO THE WEST COAST OF THE UNITED STATES, COINCIDES WITH THE START OF A +HONG KONG WEEK* THERE. TO MARK THE ARRIVAL OF THE OFFICIAL PARTY THE GOVERNOR WILL RECEIVE THE KEY TO SAN FRANCISCO CITY FROM ITS MAYOR, DIANNE FEINSTEIN, DURING A 'WELCOMING CEREMONY.

THE FOLLOWING DAY WILL SEE SIR EDWARD PARTICIPATING IN THE +HONG KONG WEEK* CELEBRATIONS. HE WILL FIRST TOUR AN EXHIBITION OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS AT ONE OF THE CITY'S LARGEST AND MOST FAMOUS DEPARTMENT STORES, THE I. MAGNIN STORE. FROM THERE, HE WILL WALK ACROSS TO THE CITY’S UNION SQUARE TO DECLARE OPEN THE +HONG KONG FESTIVAL*, MADE UP OF STALLS IN A HONG KONG VILLAGE SETTING. THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE BAND WILL PROVIDE MUSIC AT THIS EVENT.

THEN IT WILL BE LUNCH AND A FASHION SHOW BACK AT THE I. MAGNIN STORE BEFORE SIR EDWARD LEAVES TO SPEND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE BOHEMIAN GROVE ENCAMPMENT, AN EXCLUSIVE WEEKEND RETREAT FOR SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE U.S. ADMINISTRATION, CHIEF EXECUTIVES FROM BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY, AND SENIOR OVERSEAS OFFICIALS.

SIR EDWARD WILL GIVE HIS FIRST MAJOR SPEECH OF THE TOUR ON MONDAY, JULY 14, WITH AN ADDRESS TO ABOUT 600 OF THE CITY AND STATE’S POLITICIANS, BUSINESSMEN AND COMMUNITY LEADERS AT A LUNCH JOINTLY HOSTED BY THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THE HONG KONG BAY AREA ASSOCIATION.

THE FOLLOWING MORNING SIR EDWARD IS DUE TO ATTEND A WORKING BREAKFAST WITH MEMBERS OF THE BAY AREA INTERNATIONAL FORUM, AN INFLUENTIAL GROUP OF SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS.

AFTERWARDS SIR EDWARD WILL OPEN THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT’S NEW ECONOMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE, IN DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO. THE OFFICE, WHICH WILL BE HEADED BY MR BILLY LAM, HAS BEEN SET UP BY THE GOVERNMENT IN RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AMERICAN MARKET TO HONG KONG AND WILL INCORPORATE THE EXISTING INDUSTRIAL INVESTMEN PROMOTION OFFICE.

TnU.ioDAY, u’UiiL 26, 15>86

IN THE EVENING, SIR EDWARD WILL ATTEND THE CATHAY PACIFIC INAUGURAL RECEPTION JOINTLY ORGANISED SY THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION, THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, THE HONGKONG BANK AND THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK TO BE HELD AT THE SAN FRANCISCO ASIAN ARTS MUSEUM.

ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, SIR EDWARD WILL FLY FOR A NINE-HOUR VISIT TO SEATTLE FOR TWO FUNCTIONS, ONE OF WHICH WILL BE A VISIT TO THE BOEING AIRCRAFT FACILITY, THE OTHER A LUNCH AND SPEECH ENGAGEMENT WITH MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON STATE COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND THE WASHINGTON STATE CHINA RELATIONS COUNCIL.

FROM SEATTLE, THE GOVERNOR WILL JET TO VANCOUVER TO MEET CANADIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESSMEN AND TO ATTEND THE +HONG KONG DAY+ CEREMONIES AT EXPO '86 WHERE HONG KONG HAS A PAVILION.

THE MORNING OF THURSDAY, JULY 17 BEGINS WITH A BUSINESS BREAKFAST MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, SCIENCE AND INVESTMENT.

THEN IT WILL BE A LUNCH WITH CANADIAN TRADE AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS FROM THE VANCOUVER BOARD OF TRADE, THE HONG KONG-CANADA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND THE ROYAL COMMONWEALTH SOCIETY AT WHICH HE WILL GIVE HIS THIRD KEYNOTE SPEECH COVERING HONG KONG AND WORLD TRADE WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO HONG KONG AND CANADA LINKS.

FRIDAY, JULY 18, HAS BEEN DESIGNATED +HONG KONG DAY+ AT EXPO ’86 AND THE GOVERNOR AND LADY YOUDE WILL SPEND THE DAY AT THE EXPOSITION.

THEY WILL START WITH A VISIT TO THE HONG KONG PAVILION IN THE COMPANY OF MR JAMES SO, SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION, WHO IS ALSO THE COMMISSIONER OF THE HONG KONG PAVILION. SIR EDWARD WILL MEET THE STAFF AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SPONSORS OF THE PAVILION AND VIEW THE EXHIBITS INCLUDING THE AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW WHICH HAS TO DATE ATTRACTED NEARLY 400 000 PEOPLE.

FOLLOWING THIS, SIR EDWARD WILL TOUR THE EXPOSITION SITE BY BOAT AND CAR, VISITING THE BRITISH COLUMBIA AND CANADA PAVILIONS. HE WILL ALSO PRESENT THE + HONG KONG CUP+ TO THE WINNERS OF THE DRAGON BOAT RACE HELD THERE EARLIER THIS MONTH.

FOLLOWING AN OFFICIAL DINNER, HE WILL ATTEND A HONG KONG EVENING GALA PERFORMANCE BY TVB AND ATV STARS FROM HONG KONG. THE EVENT WILL BE RECORDED BY RTHK AND TRANSMITTED TO HONG KONG BY CABLE AND WIRELESS PLC FOR DELAYED BROADCAST.

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THE NEXT MORNING, SIR EDWARD AND LADY YOUDE WILL CONTINUE ON A TOUR OF THE CANADIAN AND BRITISH PAVILIONS BEFORE FLYING ON TO CHICAGO WHERE ANOTHER BUSY PROGRAMME HAS BEEN DRAWN UP.

AFTER A REST ON SUNDAY, SIR EDWARD WILL MEET THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, MR JOHN F. GILMORE, FOR DISCUSSIONS AND A TOUR OF THE TRADING FLOOR BEFORE ATTENDING A LUNCH HOSTED BY THE CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS WHERE HE WILL GIVE HIS FOURTH SPEECH.

ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE MISSION, JULY 22, SIR EDWARD WILL BE HAVING A BREAKFAST MEETING WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF THE CONTINENTAL BANK OF ILLNOIS AND OTHER IMPORTANT MID-WEST FIGURES.

SIR EDWARD AND LADY YOUDE FLY TO LONDON THAT EVENING AND BEGIN THEIR ANNUAL LEAVE ON JULY 23. SIR EDWARD IS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO HONG KONG ON ABOUT AUGUST 23.

THREE-TIER STRUCTURE 'WORKING EFFICIENTLY’ * * X * X

THE PRESENT THREE-TIER STRUCTURE - THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE URBAN AND REGIONAL COUNCILS, AND THE DISTRICT BOARDS -- IS WORKING QUITE EFFICIENTLY AND IT SHOULD BE MAINTAINED, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER A MEETING WITH REGIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS, HE SAID EACH LEVEL HAD ITS OWN RESPONSIBILITIES AND HE SAW NO NEED TO CHANGE IT.

SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT HE HAD HAD A VERY CONSTRUCTIVE AND VALUABLE MEETING WITH THE REGIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS WHEN A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS WERE DISCUSSED.

ON THE 1937 POLITICAL REVIEW, HE TOLD THE MEMBERS THAT HE THOUGHT IT WAS NOW THE TIME TO WAIT AND SEE HOW THE PRESENT SYSTEM WAS WORKING BEFORE STARTING TO ADDRESS THE QUESTION OF HOW IT SHOULD BE DEVELOPED.

+THE TIME TO INVITE PUBLIC COMMENT WOULD BE AFTER THE PUBLICATION OF THE GREEN PAPER,+ HE SAID.

THURSDAY, JUliE 26, 1^66

ON THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THERE WAS ANY OVERLAP BETWEEN THF REGIONAL COUNCIL AND DISTRICT BOARDS OR BETWEEN THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE HAD TOLD THE MEMBERS THAT THE DIVISION OF RESPONSIBILITIES BETWEEN THE DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY AND THOSE OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL COULD BE WORKED OUT BETWEEN THE TWO.

+AND I THOUGHT THAT ON THE WHOLE, WHAT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IN THE ESTATES WAS DOING WAS QUITE EFFICIENT. THAT DID NOT PREVENT, OF COURSE, THE REGIONAL COUNCIL FROM TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACTIVITIES WHICH WERE REGION-WIDE RATHER THAN CONFINED TO PARTICULAR HOUSING ESTATES,+ HE ADDED.

THE QUESTION OF FINANCING FUTURE CAPITAL WORKS WAS ALSO DISCUSSED AND THE GOVERNOR TOLD THE REGIONAL COUNCIL MEMBERS THAT THERE WERE TWO THINGS TO DO.

+ONE WAS TO ESTABLISH THE RIGHT SIZE FOR CAPITAL SPENDING SO THAT THE REGIONAL COUNCIL COULD DECIDE ON THE CONTENT OF THE WORKS AND THE PRIORITY WHICH THEY WANTED TO ALLOCATE TO VARIOUS ITEMS IN THAT PROGRAMME,+ HE SAID.

+AS REGARDS THE SOURCE OF THE FUNDS, I SAID I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO HYPOTHECATE PARTICULAR SOURCES. BUT THE DEPARTMENT WAS LOOKING AT IDEAS WHICH WOULD BE CONSIDERED IN A RE-EXAMINATION NEXT YEAR.+

ASKED WHETHER THE CHANGE OF OATH IN THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WOULD ALLOW A WIDER SELECTION OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS IN THE FUTURE, SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT IT WAS EVIDENT THAT WHEN THE OATH WAS CHANGED FOR LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS, A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF THE NEW MEMBERS TOOK THE NEW LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OATH.

+ALL THAT WE HAVE IN FACT DONE IS TO ENABLE THEM TO TAKE THE SAME OATH IF - AND I HAVE TO SAY IF - THEY ARE APPOINTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL,+ HE SAID.

ASKED WHETHER THE CHANGE OF OATH HAD THE IMPLICATION THAT SOME OF THE ELECTED LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS MIGHT 3E APPOINTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR EDWARD SAID: +THERE IS ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY.+

IN REPLY TO ANOTHER QUESTION ABOUT THE DAYA BAY PROJECT, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT A PRESS RELEASE WOULD BE ISSUED TODAY, STATING WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS DOING AS REGARDS ENSURING THAT THERE WERE FULL EXPLANATIONS GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF DAYA BAY.

+AND THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES IS JUST GOING OFF TO THE UNITED KINGDOM TO HAVE SOME FURTHER DISCUSSIONS THERE.+

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SIR EDWARD ADDED THAT HE WAS GOING TO WAIT AND SEE WHETHER LEGCO MEMBERS WANTED TO DEBATE THE DAYA BAY ISSUE.

♦THAT'S VERY MUCH A MATTER FOR THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS AT THIS STAGE AND I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO CONSIDER THAT LATER IN THE WEEK,+ HE SAID.

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YAXLEY TO VISIT UK OVER NUCLEAR PLANT ISSUE

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, SAID TODAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS VERY MUCH AWARE OF THE CONCERN EXPRESSED BY SOME MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY REGARDING THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER STATION.

HE SAID THAT THE CONSTRUCTION AND FUTURE OPERATION OF THE PLANT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GUANGDONG NUCLEAR POWER JOINT VENTURE COMPANY. HOWEVER, THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IS IN THE POSITION OF ANY OTHER METROPOLITAN AUTHORITY WHERE A NUCLEAR POWER STATION IS BUILT NEAR ITS TERRITORY.

ACCORDINGLY, THE GOVERNMENT IS REQUESTING ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN BUILDING AND OPERATING THE PLANT TO PUT TOGETHER A PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO EXPLAIN THE STATION AND CONVEY ASSURANCES TO THE HONG KONG PUBLIC REGARDING THE SAFETY ASPECTS WHICH WILL BE BUILT INTO THE STATION AND APPLIED DURING ITS OPERATION.

MR JACOBS SAID THAT IN ORDER TO CARRY THE GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS FURTHER FORWARD, THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR JOHN YAXLEY, WILL BE VISITING THE UNITED KINGDOM EARLY NEXT MONTH. HE WILL BE HOLDING DISCUSSIONS WITH APPROPRIATE WHITEHALL DEPARTMENTS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES REGARDING THE MEASURES ADOPTED BY OTHER MAJOR URBAN AREAS.

MR JACOBS ADDED THAT DISCUSSIONS ARE ALSO IN PROGRESS WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY AT HARWELL, WHO HAVE BEEN ENGAGED BY THE GOVERNMENT AS CONSULTANTS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE SUBJECT OF DAYA BAY WAS DISCUSSED BY BRITISH AND CHINESE LEADERS DURING THE VISIT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM BY SECRETARY GENERAL HU YAOBANG. BOTH SIDES STRESSED THE NEED FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SAFETY STANDARDS, BASED ON EXTENSIVE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, AND FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION AND REASSURANCE IN ORDER TO ALLAY THE CONCERN OF THE HONG KONG PUBLIC.

HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT ENGINEERS FROM THE DAYA BAY PROJECT WILL MEET MEMBERS OF THE UMELCO PANEL ON PUBLIC UTILITIES TOMORROW (FRIDAY). THE ENGINEERS WILL BE ANSWERING A DETAILED LIST OF QUESTIONS PUT TO THEM EARLIER THIS MONTH BY UMELCO. MANY OF THESE QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY THE REPRESENTATIONS MADE TO UMELCO BY VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTALIST GROUPS.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR MAY

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THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN MAY 1986, AT <512 334 MILLION, GREW BY 14.0 PER CENT OR $1 518 MILLION COMPARED WITH MAY 1985, WHILE THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 5.8 PER CENT OR $541 MILLION TO $9 869 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 $22 203 MILLION, WAS 10.2 PER CENT OR $2 059 MILLION HIGHER THAN IN MAY 1985.

THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY 16.3 PER CENT OR $3 134 MILLION OVER MAY 1985 TO REACH $22 350 MILLION.

AS THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW AT A FASTER RATE THAN THAT OF TOTAL EXPORTS, A VISIBLE TRADE GAP (THAT IS THE PROPORTION OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS NOT COVERED BY THAT OF TOTAL EXPORTS) OF 0.7 PER CENT WAS RECORDED IN MAY 1986, COMPARED WITH A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS IN'MAY 1985 WHICH WAS EQUIVALENT TO 4.8 PER CENT OF IMPORTS.

PUTTING THE MONTH’S TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1986 WAS $96 262 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF $52 828 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $43 434 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1985, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY $2 510 MILLION OR 2.7 PER CENT, AND OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY $3 377 MILLION OR 6.8 PER CENT, WHILE THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS FELL BY $867 MILLION OR 2.0 PER CENT. OVER THIS PERIOD, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY $7 485 MILLION OR 8.0 PER CENT, TO $100 499 MILLION.

AS THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW AT A FASTER RATE THAN THAT OF TOTAL EXPORTS, A VISIBLE TRADE GAP OF 4.2 PER CENT WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1986, COMPARED WITH A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS, EQUIVALENT TO 0.8 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, IN THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF 1985.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE DECLINE IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS (YEAR-ON-YEAR) EXPERIENCED DURING MOST OF 1985 WAS ARRESTED TOWARDS THE END OF THE YEAR AND THE RECOVERY SEEMS TO HAVE GATHERED MOMENTUM SINCE MARCH 1986.

IMPROVED ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE FIRST QUARTER AND THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AGAINST MOST MAJOR CURRENCIES OTHER THAN THE U.S. DOLLAR WERE THE MAIN CONTRIBUTORY FACTORS.

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ON THE OTHEn riAND, THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS DECLINED BY 2 PER CENT IM THE FIRST FIVE MONTHS OF THE YEAR, PROBABLY REFLECTING THE EFFECT OF CHINA’S TIGHTENING OF CONTROL OVER ITS FOREIGN EXCHANGE SPENDING.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE PRESENTS THE TRADE FIGURES FOR MAY 1986:

PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE

MERCHANDISE: DOMES1 FIC EXPORTS : ’ORTS : EXPORTS : rs : BALANCE : S12 334 MILL $9 869 MILL $22 203 MILL $22 350 MILL $147 MILL JON

RE-EXF JON

TOTAL JON

1MPOR1 JON

TRADE JON (IN DEFICIT)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

MAR 86 TO MAR 85 TO INCREASE

MAY 86 MAY 85

LATEST 3 MONTHS HK$ MN. HKS MN. HKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 33 951 28 906 5 045 17.5

RE-EXPORTS 27 995 27 906 89 0.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 61 946 56 812 5 134 9.0

IMPORTS 64 710 58 930 5 780 9.8

TRADE BALANCE -2 764 -2 118 -646

MAY 1986 MAY 1985 INCREASE

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR HK$ MN. HKS MN. HKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 12 334 10 816 1 518 14.0

(% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) (55.6%) (53.7%)

RE-EXPORTS 9 869 9 328 541 5.8

TOTAL EXPORTS 22 203 20 144 2 059 10.2

IMPORTS 22 350 19 216 3 134 16.3

TRADE BALANCE -147 928 -1 075

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last month MAY 1986 HK$ MN. APRIL 1986 HK$ MN INCREASE HKS MN. %

domestic exports (<6 OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 12 334 (55.6%) 11 348 (54.3%) 986 8.7

RE-EXPORTS 9 869 9 560 309 3.2

TOTAL EXPORTS 22 203 20 908 1 295 6.2

IMPORTS 22 350 22 477 -127 -0.6

TRADE BALANCE -147 -1 569 1 422

CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE JAN-MAY 1986 HK$ MN. JAN-MAY 1985 HKS MN. F INCREASE IKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 52 828 (54.9^) 49 451 (52.7%) 3 377 6.8

RE-EXPORTS 43 434 44 301 -867 -2.0

TOTAL EXPORTS 96 262 93 752 2 510 2.7

IMPORTS 100 499 93 014 7 485 8.0

TRADE BALANCE -4 237 738 -4 975

LAST 12 MONTHS JUN 85 TO MAY 86 HKft MN. JUNE 84 TO MAY 85 HK$ MN. 1NCREASE HKS MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 133 258 137 113 -3 855 -2.8

RE-EXPORTS 104 404 97 336 7 068 7.3

TOTAL EXPORTS 237 662 234 449 3 213 1.4

IMPORTS 238 904 230 205 8 699 3.8

TRADE BALANCE -1 242 4 244 -5 486

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR MAY * * * * *

THE NEW CP I(A) AND NEW CPI(B) (OCTOBER 84-SEPTEMBER 85 = 100) FOR MAY 1986 WERE 102.9 AND 103.4 RESPECTIVELY, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY.

COMPARED WITH APRIL 1986 AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON MAY BE AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, THE NEW CP I (A) DECREASED BY 0.1 PER CENT AND THE NEW CPI(B) SHOWED ALMOST NO CHANGE.

ON THE OTHER HAND, THE 1979-80-BASED CPI(A) AND CP 1(B) FOR MAY 1986 WERE 163.1 AND 164.7 RESPECTIVELY, REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 2.6 PER CENT AND 3.3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER MAY 1985. COMPARED WITH APRIL 1986, CPI(A) DECREASED BY 0.1 PER CENT AND CP 1(B) SHOWED ALMOST NO CHANGE.

THE AVERAGE CPI(A) AND AVERAGE CPI(B) FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED MAY 1986, AT 161.4 AND 162.2 RESPECTIVELY, WERE 2.8 PER CENT AND 3.2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THE AVERAGE FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED MAY 1985.

PRICE MOVEMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE BASED ON THE NEW CPI SERIES.

DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED MAY 1986, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED NEW CPI(A) INCREASED AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF 0.3 PER CENT PER MONTH AND THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED NEW CP 1(B) AT 0.4 PER CENT PER MONTH.

DURING MAY, RETAIL PRICES OF SALT-WATER FISH, LIVE POULTRY AND CIGARETTES INCREASED. ON THE OTHER HAND, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS DECREASED.

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 32 000 AND $6 499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME AND THE NEW CP 1(B) BETWEEN 56 500 AND 59 999 A MONTH.

CHANGES IN THE INDEXES FOR MAY 1986 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY-SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES, AS COMPARED WITH APRIL 1986, ARE GIVEN BELOW.

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(OCTOBER 1934 TO SEPTEMBER 1935 AVERAGE = 1OO)

NEW CPI(A)

NEW CP 1(B)

SECTION INDEX FOR MAY 86 % CHANGE OVER APR. 86 INDEX FOR MAY 86 .4 CHANGE OVER APR. 86

FOODSTUFFS 100.3 -0.4 100.7 -0.3

HOUSING 104.3 +0.1 103.8 +0.2

FUEL AND LIGHT 92.8 -2.6 93.3 -2.5

ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND

TOBACCO (FOR HOME 103.4 + 2.4 103.2 + 2.2

CONSUMPTION)

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 108.5 +0.8 109.5 +0.8

DURABLE GOODS 105.5 +0.4 104.7 +0.3

MISCELLANEOUS GOODS 103.2 +0.4 103.9 +0.5

TRANSPORT AND VEHICLES 106.1 +0.2 105.3 +0.2

SERVICES 108.6 +0.2 108.2 +0.2

ALL ITEMS 102.9 -0.1 103.4 +0.0*

* LESS THAN 0.05^

COMPARED WITH APRIL 1986, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS DECREASED

BY 0.4 PER CENT IN NEW CP I(A) AND 0.3 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(B). THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE DECREASE IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF FRESH VEGETABLES, WHICH MORE THAN OFFSET THE INCREASES IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF SALT-WATER FISH AND LIVE POULTRY. THE EFFECT OF MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WAS INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR FUEL AND LIGHT DECREASED BY 2.6 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(A) AND 2.5 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(3) AS A RESULT OF LOWER PRICES OF KEROSENE AND LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS AS WELL AS A DOWNWARD FUEL COST ADJUSTMENT FOR TOWNGAS.

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THE INDEX FOR ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) WENT UP BY 2.4 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(A) AND 2.2 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(B) DUE TO HIGHER PRICES OF CIGARETTES.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR ROSE BY 0.8 PER CENT IN BOTH NEW CPI(A) AND NEW CPI(B) BECAUSE OF HIGHER PRICES OF O'JTERCLOTH I NG AND FOOTWEAR.

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 TWO DECIMAL PLACES.)

MORE DETAILS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT+ FOR MAY 1936, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT S3 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.

FOR ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE INDEXES, PLEASE TELEPHONE THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT 3-7216512.

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME FOCUSSES ON CIVIC AWARENESS * * * * *

THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME THIS YEAR WILL ENABLE YOUNG PEOPLE TAKING PART TO WIDEN THEIR HORIZON, RAISE THEIR CIVIC AWARENESS AND BECOME USEFUL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, SAID THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 1986 SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, mp LIAOSAID ALL THE ACTIVITIES WOULD BE CENTRED ON THE MAIN THEME OF +CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY, GETTING TO KNOW IT BETTER.+

MR LIAO SAID THE THEME WAS WELL THOUGHT OUT, AT A TIME WHEN HONG KONG WAS EXPERIENCING RAPID CHANGES IN ITS ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SPHERES.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1986

+IT WILL HELP YOUNG PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THEIR CIVIC DUTIES AND ENCOURAGE THEY TO PARTICIPATE MORE ACTIVELY IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,+ HE SAID.

+3Y TAKING PART IN THE ACTIVITIES, OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE, THROUGH THEIR OWN EXPERIENCE, TO DEVELOP THEIR TALENTS, ENRICH THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND PREPARE THEMSELVES FOR THE CHALLENGE OF CREATING A BETTER FUTURE FOR HONG KONG.+

MR LIAO SAID MORE THAN 10 003 ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN ORGANISED UNDER THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME FOR MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION PARTICIPANTS.

HE ALSO POINTED OUT THAT A CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH HAD BEEN SET UP TO ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON YOUTH AFFAIRS AND TO CO-ORDINATE YOUTH ACTIVITIES.

THE COMMITTEE IS CHAIRED BY LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, MRS ROSANNA TAM, AND INCLUDES COMMUNITY LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AMONG ITS MEMBERS.

+1 AM CONFIDENT THAT UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, THE SPIRIT OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WILL BE CARRIED FURTHER AND BRING BETTER RESULTS,+ MR LIAO SAID.

THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME HAS RECEIVED STEADY SUPPORT FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB, COMMUNITY LEADERS, VOLUNTARY AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, THE DISTRICT BOARDS AND VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS. THE FIRST PROGRAMME WAS HELD IN 1969.

THIS YEAR, MR LIAO SAID, A TOTAL OF 315 MILLION WOULD BE SPENT ON THE SUMMCR ACTIVITIES, WITH 36 MILLION OF THIS BEING DONATED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

IT WAS FOLLOWED BY A VARIETY SHOW JOINTLY PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES.

BOTH THE VARIETY SHOW AND THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE RECORDED FOR BROADCAST ON TVB-JADE ON SUNDAY, JULY 6.

AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN DURING THE PREVIOUS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ACTIVITIES WAS ALSO HELD AT THE STADIUM.

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MENTAL HEALTH AMENDMENTS ENDORSED BY COMMITTEE * * * * *

THE PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS TO THE MENTAL HEALTH ORDINANCE WERE TODAY (THURSDAY) DISCUSSED AND ENDORSED BY THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE (MDAC) WHEN IT MET FOR THE LAST TIME IN THE CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, WHICH IS CHAIRED BY DR HARRY FANG, WERE ASKED TO GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE DRAFT LEGISLATION WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL IN ITS NEXT SESSION.

THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOLLOWED RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE WORKING GROUP ON EX-MENTAL PATIENTS WITH A HISTORY OF CRIMINAL VIOLENCE OR ASSESSED DISPOSITION TO VIOLENCE. THE WORKING GROUP WAS APPOINTED IN JUNE 1982 BY THE GOVERNMENT.

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WORKING GROUP WAS PUBLISHED IN 1983 AND WAS SUPPORTED IN GENERAL BY BOTH THE MDAC AND THE REHABILITATION DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE

THE DRAFT LEGISLATION NOT ONLY REFLECTS THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE WORKING GROUP BUT ALSO PROVIDES FOR THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MENTALLY-ILL AND MENTALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS OVER 18 YEARS, AS WELL AS DEALING WITH OTHER, MINOR MATTERS.

ONE OF THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS PROVIDES THAT, WHERE A PATIENT HAS A HISTORY OF CRIMINAL VIOLENCE OR A DISPOSITION TO SUCH VIOLENCE, BUT THE MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF A MENTAL HOSPITAL IS OF THE OPINION THAT HE MAY BE SAFELY DISCHARGED SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS, HE MAY CONDITIONALLY DISCHARGE THE PATIENT.

THE CONDITIONS FOR DISCHARGE MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT TO RESIDE IN A SPECIFIED PLACE, FOR EXAMPLE A COMMUNITY THERAPEUTIC CENTRE- TO ATTEND AT AN OUT-PATIENT CLINIC, TO TAKE PRESCRIBED MEDICINE, OR TO BE SUPERVISED BY THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE.

THERE IS ALSO PROVISION FOR THE RECALL OF A PATIENT WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE CONDITIONS OF HIS DISCHARGE AND FOR THE CONDITIONS OF A PATIENT’S DISCHARGE TO BE VARIED BY A MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF A MENTAL HOSPITAL.

THE DRAFT LEGISLATION ALSO PROPOSES THE CREATION OF A MENTAL HEALTH REVIEW TRIBUNAL WITH A LAWYER AS CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS DRAWN FROM THE MEDICAL PROFESSION AND THE SOCIAL SERVICES FIELD OR HAVING OTHER SUITABLE QUALIFICATIONS.

THE TRIBUNAL WILL BE EMPOWERED TO REVIEW THE CASE OF A PATIENT LIABLE TO DETENTION IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL OR THE SIU LAM PSYCHIATRIC CENTRE OR SUBJECT TO GUARDIANSHIP, ON THE APPLICATION OF THE PATIENT OR HIS RELATIVE OR AT THE INSTANCE OF THE GOVERNOR.

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IF A PATIENT OR HIS RELATIVE DOES NOT EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO APPLY TO THE TRIBUNAL WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE TIME WHEN THE RIGHT FIRST BECOMES AVAILABLE, THE ’E'llCAL SUPERINTENDENT MUST REFER THE PATIENT’S CASE TO THE TRIBUNAL.

THE BILL PROPOSES THAT THE TRIBUNAL SHOULD HAVE THE SAME POWERS AS A MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT IN RESPECT OF NON-OFFENDER PATIENTS, AND MAY THUS DISCHARGE A PATIENT ABSOLUTELY OR DISCHARGE HIM ON TRIAL OR SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS. HOWEVER, IN THE CASE OF OFFENDER PATIENTS, THE TRIBUNAL CAN ONLY MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GOVERNOR AS TO THE EXERCISE OF HIS POWERS UNDER THE MAIN ORDINANCE.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE NEW BILL PROPOSES A REVISION IN THE ADMISSION PROCEDURES. IT WILL ENABLE THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, A DOCTOR OR A RELATIVE, WHO HAS REASON TO BELIEVE THAT A PERSON IS MENTALLY DISORDERED, MAY APPLY TO A DOCTOR IN THE FULL EMPLOYMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT, AN APPROVED SUBVENTED ORGANISATION OR THE UNIVERSITIES FOR AN ORDER AUTHORISING THE DETENTION OF THAT PERSON IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL FOR A MAXIMUM OF SEVEN DAYS.

IN MAKING AN APPLICATION FOR DETENTION ORDER, THE BILL IMPOSES A DUTY ON THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE OR THE DOCTOR TO TAKE ALL PRACTICAL STEPS TO INFORM A RELATIVE OF THE PERSON WHOM IT IS PROPOSED TO REMOVE TO A MENTAL HOSPITAL, THAT THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN MADE.

AT ITS MEETING TODAY, THE MDAC ALSO DECIDED TO SET UP A SUB-COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE REQUIREMENT AND SUPPLY OF DENTISTS AND PARA-DENTAL PERSONNEL IN HONG KONG.

THE DUTIES OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

(A) TO REVIEW THE REQUIREMENT FOR DENTISTS, HAVING REGARD TO THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO GENERAL PUBLIC DENTAL SERVICE AND

(B) IN THE LIGHT OF (A) TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE FUTURE SUPPLY OF DENTISTS IN HONG KONG.

THE SUB-COMMITTEE IS TO BE CHAIRED BY PROFESSOR W.I.R. DAVIES, DEAN OF THE DENTAL FACULTY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG. MEMBERS WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE DENTAL FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY AND THE HONG KONG DENTAL ASSOCIATION, THE HEALTH AND WELFARE BRANCH AND THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THE MDAC HAD LAST REVIEWED THE REQUIREMENT AND SUPPLY OF DENTISTS IN 1979, AND THIS REVIEW COVERED THE PLANNING DECADE ENDING IN 1988.

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IT IS NOW CONSIDERED THAT THE APPROACH IN ESTIMATING THE DEMAND

RE IS A NEED TO REVIEW THE AND SUPPLY OF DENTISTS.

RECENTLY THERE HAVE BEEN CALLS FROM THE HONG KONG DENTAL siJI'2N»E4vieJ”E DEmL FACULT¥ 0F THE UMIVERSITY OFDHONSLKONG


SUSPENSION OF REGISTRATION * * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT HAS TODAY TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THE REGISTRATION OF FIRST BANGKOK CITY FINANCE LTD. AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY, ON THE GROUND THAT THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY IS BEING CARRIED ON IN A MANNER DETRIMENTAL TO THE INTERESTS OF ITS DEPOSITORS.

THE COMMISSIONER IS IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THE BANK OF THAILAND ON THE MATTER AS FIRST BANGKOK CITY FINANCE LTD. IS 20 PER CENT OWNED BY THE FIRST BANGKOK CITY BANK LTD. AND 80 PER CENT OWNED BY COMPANIES IN THAILAND BELIEVED TO BE RELATED TO THAT BANK.

THE BANK OF THAILAND HAS INFORMED THAT THEY ARE ARRANGING FOR A CAPITAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST BANGKOK CITY BANK LTD. AND THAT THIS IS NEARING COMPLETION.

REGISTRATION SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY * * * *

COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT iSn^^-rT.°?ALTEMP0RAR ILY SUSPENDED THE REGISTRATION OF THAI MERCANTILE DEVELOPMENT FINANCE LTD. AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY ON THE GROUND THAT THE BUSINESS OF THE COMPANY IS BEING CARRIED’ ON IN A MANNER DETRIMENTAL TO THE INTERESTS OF ITS DEPOSITORS. c.ma$PMPANY ls CLOSELY RELATED TO THE FIRST BANGkOjs CITY TODAY^ REGISTRATION IS ALSO TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

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SAI KUNG RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE OPENED * * * * *

THE HOUSING SOCIETY PLANS ANOTHER RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE AT SHA TAU KOK, AND MAY DEVELOP A SECOND SUCH ESTATE IN SA I KUNG AFTER THE COMPLETION OF ONE IN TUI MIN HOI CHUEN, LADY YOUDE SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ESTATE IN SAI KUNG, LADY YOUDE SAID THIS WAS THE FIRST RURAL PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECT THAT THE SOCIETY HAD UNDERTAKEN.

SHE WAS CERTAIN THAT +RESIDENTS AND ESTATE MANAGEMENT WILL WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE IT A FRIENDLY AND IDEAL PLACE TO LIVE.+

LADY YOUDE SAID SHE REMEMBERED WHEN VISITING SAI KUNG ABOUT A YEAR AGO TO LOOK ROUND THE FIRST TWO PHASES OF THE PROJECT, SHE WAS + MOST IMPRESSED BY THE TRADITIONAL STYLE OF THIS MODERN ESTATE WHICH PROVIDES COMFORTABLE HOUSING BLENDING IN WELL WITH THE ENVIRONMENT.*

SHE SAID IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT THE DEVELOPERS HAD KEPT TO THEIR AIM OF PROVIDING ATTRACTIVE HOUSING FOR ESTABLISHED RURAL COMMUNITIES AND SHE CONGRATULATED THE ARCHITECTS AND CONTRACTORS ON THEIR ACHIEVEMENT.

LADY YOUDE ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE SOCIETY FOR THE CONTRIBUTION IT HAD MADE TO PROVIDING HOUSING IN HONG KONG.

+SINCE THE SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED IN 1948, IT HAS, WITH GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE, COMPLEMENTED THE WORK OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY IN DEVELOPING AND MANAGING ALL TYPES OF HOUSING,* SHE SAID.

+THE SOCIETY HAS BENEFITTED FROM BEING AN INDEPENDENT ORGANISATION WITH THE FLEXIBILITY TO MEET PARTICULAR NEEDS AND TO ADAPT TO CHANGING SITUATIONS.*

LADY YOUDE SAID THE SOCIETY HAD SHOWN THAT IT COULD MEET THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE IN THE PAST AND SHE WAS SURE IT WOULD CONTINUE TO DO SO IN THE FUTURE.

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EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL SURVEY STARTS

*****

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT HAS STARTED TO CONDUCT THE JUNE 1986 ROUND OF THE SURVEY OF EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN MAJOR SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY TO COLLECT INFORMATION ON EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES AND PAYROLL IN RESPECT OF THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986.

THE SURVEY IS CONDUCTED QUARTERLY AND RESULTS ARE USEFUL IN PROVIDING SHORT-TERM ECONOMIC INDICATORS AS WELL AS INFORMATION ON THE STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN THE LABOUR MARKET IN HONG KONG.

THIS ROUND OF THE SURVEY COVERS ABOUT 145 000 ESTABLISHMENTS RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THOSE IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR (MINING AND QUARRYING- MANUFACTURING- ELECTRICITY AND GAS) AND THE SERVICES SECTOR (TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION- FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES- COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES), ANDTHEY COVER ALL THOSE IN THE DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES SECTOR (WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS).

INFORMATION ON THE NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES ON JUNE 30, 1986 WILL BE SOUGHT FROM EACH ESTABLISHMENT COVERED BY THE SURVEY.

SOME 10 000 ESTABLISHMENTS ARE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THESE 145 000 TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAYROLL IN EACH OF THE THREE MONTHS DURING THE REFERENCE PERIOD OF APRIL-JUNE 1986.

QUESTIONNAIRES ARE BEING MAILED TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS INCLUDED IN THE SURVEY. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDER 1982 (LEGAL NOTICE NO. 69 OF 1982, GAZETTED ON MARCH 5, 1982), ESTABLISHMENTS RECEIVING QUESTIONNAIRES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THEM TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

RESPONDENTS WITH DIFFICULTY COMPLETING THE FORMS, SHOULD CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS (PRINTED AT THE BACK OF QUESTIONNAIRES): 5-436551, 5-444301, 5-455661 AND 5-455668.

AS FOR THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS KNOWN TO THIS DEPARTMENT DURING APRIL-JUNE 1986, THEY WILL ALSO BE ENUMERATED IN ORDER TO MAKE THE SURVEY RESULTS COMPLETE. FIELD OFFICERS OF THIS DEPARTMENT, EACH BEARING A GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARD, WILL CALL ON THESE ESTABLISHMENTS TO SOLICIT INFORMATION ON NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED, EXISTING VACANCIES, TYPE OF OWNERSHIP, NATURE OF BUSINESS AND DATE ON WHICH BUSINESS COMMENCED.

IN CASE OF ANY ENQUIRIES REGARDING THESE FIELD VISITS, CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE AT 5-444364.

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LEGISLATION SPECIALLY FOR +EXPRESSWAYS+ SOON

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NEW LEGISLATION IS BEING PREPARED TO ENSURE STRICT CONTROL OF DRIVING, ACCESS AND ROADWORKS ON A +NEW BREED OF ROADS*, THE DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS, MR HAROLD BEATON, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

MR BEATON WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A ROAD MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS CENTRE AT TAI LAM CHUNG IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

REFERRING TO THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD, HE SAID SUCH ROADS HAD BEEN GIVEN VARIOUS NAMES IN THE PAST, BUT ONE UNDERLYING THEME PREVAILED IN THAT THEY AIMED AT STRESSING THAT THESE ROADS WERE DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS.

THIS DIFFERENCE WAS NOTICEABLE NOT ONLY IN TERMS OF THEIR SIZE AND ALIGNMENT, BUT ALSO IN THE WAY THEY WERE SIGNED, LIT, PATROLLED, DRIVEN ON AND MAINTAINED.

+IT IS THIS LATTER ASPECT WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF TODAY’S OPENING OF THE TAI LAM CHUNG MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS CENTRE, ONE OF THE NEW CENTRES SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED AND EQUIPPED TO PROVIDE THE MAINTENANCE SERVICE WHICH THIS NEW BREED OF ROAD REQUIRES,* MR BEATON §AID.

THE CENTRES, WHICH WERE EQUIPPED FOR ALL ROUTINE AND EMERGENCY WORKS, WOULD BE MANNED 24 HOURS A DAY BY THE MAINTENANCE CONTRACTOR.

COMPREHENSIVE SIGNING, GUARDING AND LIGHTING EQUIPMENT WAS BEING PROPERLY STORED, ISSUED AND KEPT IN A HIGH STATE OF REPAIR.

ALL VEHICULAR PLANT PROVIDED UNDER THE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WAS PAINTED IN A CONSPICUOUS YELLOW COLOUR, LIT AND SIGNED TO ENSURE CLEAR VISIBILITY WHEN WORKING ON THE ROAD.

+THE OPERATION OF THE ROADS REQUIRES STRICT CONTROL OF DRIVING RULES, ACCESS AND ROAD WORKS AND NEW LEGISLATION IS BEING PREPARED TO ENSURE THIS IS POSSIBLE,* MR BEATON SAID.

+ THE NAME RECOMMENDED FOR THE ROADS WITHIN THIS NEW LEGISLATION IS +EXPRESSWAYS+ , CHOSEN SPECIFICALLY TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE SPECIAL NATURE OF THE ROADS.+

IT WAS INTENDED THAT THE NEW +EXPRESSWAY ORDINANCE* WOULD NOT ONLY CONTROL THE MANNER IN WHICH TRAFFIC USED THE ROADS, BUT WOULD ALSO STRICTLY CONTROL THE MANNER IN WHICH ANY WORKS WERE CARRIED OUT.

THE PROVISION OF THIS NEW MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS CENTRE AND THE ONE AT SHA TIN WAS IN READINESS FOR THE NEW LEGISLATION, HE SAID.

+OUR INTENTION IS TO MAINTAIN THESE ROADS TO A HIGH STANDARD IN THE SAFEST POSSIBLE MANNER TO PROVIDE THE BEST LEVEL OF SERVICE POSSIBLE TO THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC.*

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MR SEATON SAID THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD WOULD BE SOME 76 KILOMETRES LONG WHEN COMPLETED DURING THE 1990’S AND '.WOULD ENABLE TRAFFIC TO MAKE A COMPLETE CIRCUIT OF THE NEW TERRITORIES IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR, +KEEPING WITHIN SPEED LIMITS.+

THE TAI LAM CHUNG CENTRE WILL SERVE ROUTE 2 FROM LAI CHI KOK TO TUEN MUN AND THE CENTRE AT MA LIU SHU I WILL SERVE ROUTE 1 FROM LION ROCK TUNNEL TO FANLING.

BOTH WILL BE FULLY EQUIPPED.

MAJOR OPERATIONS WILL INCLUDE DAILY PATROLS TO REMOVE DEBRIS, MECHANICAL VACUUM ROAD SWEEPING, PICKING UP LITTER FROM ROADSIDE VERGES, GRASS CUTTING AND TRIMMING OF ROADSIDE VERGES, REMOVAL OF DEAD ANIMALS AND CLEANING OIL SPILLAGES.

OTHER DUTIES WILL INCLUDE REPAIRING BARRIER FENCES, SLOPES, DRAINS AND CARRIAGEWAY PAVEMENTS, REPAIRING OR REPLACING ROAD MARKINGS AND REPAIRING DAMAGED ROAD SIGNS.

HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT STAFF WILL CARRY OUT INSPECTIONS TO SEE WHAT WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE.

ROLE OF INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT STRESSED *****

THr INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT’S ROLE IS TO SUPPORT AND FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN THE SENSE OF HELPING THEM TO REACT QUICKLY AND WITH FLEXIBILITY TO CHANGES IN THE PATTERN AND LEVEL OF DEMAND IN THE MAJOR MARKETS.

THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG, SAID THIS WHILE SPEAKING TO THE CHINESE EXECUTIVES CLUB OF THE HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION THIS (THURSDAY) EVENING.

APART FROM THE DIRECT PROVISION OR FUNDING OF INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT FACILITIES WHICH PROMOTE PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH AND QUALITY ENHANCEMENT, HE SAID THE DEPARTMENT WAS ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION WORK AS A MEANS OF EFFECTING TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER.

+IT ALSO MONITORS THE FACTORS OF PRODUCTION AND THE EFFECT OF PUBLIC POLICIES ON INDUSTRY.

+THE TASK OF PROMOTING INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT IS SHARED BY FIVE OVERSEAS OFFICES, IN SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, TOKYO, STUTTGART AND LONDON, AND WHAT WE CALL THE ONE-STOP UNIT HERE IN HONG KONG.

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+THEIR FUNCTION IS TO CONT,.CT, ADVISE AND ASSIST OVERSEAS "AR'JFACT'JRERS WHO MAY WISH TO USE HONG KONG AS AN OFFSHORE MANUFACTURI NG BASE.

+A SURVEY CONDUCTED >Y THE DEPARTMENT IN 1984 SHOWS THAT ABOUT 550 MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED IN HONG KONG INVOLVING AN AGGREGATE OVERSEAS INVESTMENT VALUE OF SOME Sil 800 MlLLION.

+THE U.S., JAPAN AND BRITAIN ARE THE THREE MAIN SOURCES OF INVESTMENT, CONTRIBUTING RESPECTIVELY SOME 53 PER CENT, 21 PER CENT AND SEVEN PER CENT.*

MR YEUNG POINTED OUT THAT THE DEPARTMENT CURRENTLY HAD OVER 530 ACTIVE INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT ENQUIRIES ON ITS BOOKS.

+IN ADDITION TO 23 PROMISING PROJECTS, AT THE END OF APRIL, THERE WERE ALSO 19 COMMITTED PROJECTS, ON WHICH EXPENDITURE ON PREMISES, PLANTS ETC. HAS BEEN INCURRED.

+■ INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT PROMOTION IS A MEANS OF TRANSFERRING USEFUL TECHNOLOGY TO HONG KONG.

+THE ESTABLISHMENT IN HONG KONG OF A FOREIGN MANUFACTURING OPERATION WILL DISSEMINATE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES TO THE MANAGERS, TECHNICIANS AND OPERATIVES IT EMPLOYS, AND TO LOCAL CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS OF PARTS, COMPONENTS AND SERVICES WITH WHOM IT DOES BUSINESS.

*MY AIM IN THE MEDIUM-TERM FUTURE IS TO SEEK TO TARGET MORE SPECIFICALLY THOSE OVERSEAS FIRMS WHICH CAN BRING USEFUL TECHNOLOGY TO OUR MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES,* HE SAID.

IN EXERCISING A SURVEILLANCE ROLE ON BEHALF OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, MR YEUNG SAID THE DEPARTMENT IS REPRESENTED ON A NUMBER OF ADVISORY, PLANNING, GOVERNING AND CONSULTATIVE BODIES.

+IN ADDITION TO CONTRIBUTING TO POLICY-MAKING AND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS ON THESE BODIES, THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT IS CONSULTED BY OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND BY SECRETARIAT POLICY BRANCHES ON POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS, AND RESPONDS TO THEM AFTER IT HAS ITSELF SOUGHT THE VIEWS OF INDIVIDUAL MANUFACTURERS, SECTOR ASSOCIATIONS AND SUCH BODIES AS THE CMA AND FHKI.

+EXAMPLES OF MAJOR POLICY ISSUES TO THE DELIBERATIONS ON WHICH THE DEPARTMENT HAS CONTRIBUTED INCLUDE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL LEGISLATION, COMPULSORY EMPLOYMENT OF SAFETY OFFICERS, OVERTIME AND NIGHT WORK FOR WOMEN, SEVERANCE PAY, LONG SERVICF GRATUITIES AND PROVIDENT FUNDS.

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+AS A NATURAL CONSEQUENCE OF ITS SURVEILLANCE ROLE, THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT HAS ALSO 3UI LT UP SOMETHING OF A CASE-WORK SERVICE FOR MANUFACTURERS.

+ QU ITE A FEW OF THEM HAVE COME TO US TO OBTAIN ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE WHEN THEY ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS RELATING, FOR EXAMPLE, TO LEASE ENFORCEMENT, OR COMPLIANCE WITH BUILDINGS, LABOUR, FIRE SERVICES OR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LEGISLATION.*

MR YEUNG SAID THE DEPARTMENT HAD PROVIDED A CENTRALISED INDUSTRIAL DATA BASE TO COLLECT, COLLATE, ANALYSE AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION ON THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

+THROUGH COMPUTERISATION OF ITS EXISTING EXTENSIVE RECORDS IN THE MEDIUM-TERM, THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE CONSULTANTS ENGAGED ON TECHNO-ECONOMIC STUDIES OF PARTICULAR INDUSTRIES WILL BE FACILITATED.*

TURNING TO THE FORMULATION OF THE GOVERNMENT’S INDUSTRIAL POLICIES, MR YEUNG SAID IT CALLED FOR AN OBJECTIVE, MEASURED AND SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO THE EVALUATION OF EXTERNAL DEMAND AND DOMESTIC SUPPLY FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCED EVERY MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY.

+THIS IS DONE BY COMMISSIONING AN ON-GOING PROGRAMME OF CONSULTANCY STUDIES,* HE SAID.

+IT IS AS A RESULT OF THESE AND OTHER STUDIES THAT THE GOVERNMENT ON THE ADVICE OF THE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT BOARD HAS CREATED THE HKDIC, FUNDED THE HKPC TO EXPAND THEIR CURRENT RANGE OF BUREAU AND INDUSTRIAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES AND ESTABLISHED THE STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY AND HOKLAS.+

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE TEXT OF MR YEUNG’S SPEECH .'ILL BE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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SPIRITED BIDDING AT LAND AUCTION X X X * *

THE STRENGTH OF HONG KONG’S PROPERTY MARKET '.'AS UNDERLINED AT A GOVERNMENT LAND AUCTION TODAY (THURSDAY) WHEN THREE MIXED LOTS FETCHED PRICES THAT SURPRISED EVEN the AUCTIONEER.

ALTHOUGH MOST INTEREST CENTRED AROUND A RESIDENTIAL SITE IN KWUN TONG WHICH BROUGHT THE HIGHEST PRICE - ‘57 ILLI ON - THE BRISKEST BIDDING WAS FOR AN INDUSTRIAL SITE IN KENNEDY TOWN WHICH SOLD -OR 313 MILLION.

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i PT IK - FOR THE KWJ\ TOKS SITE, 781 SQUARE METRES AT KUNG LOK -u;”', 3PENEL AT .43 'ILLI ON. THE PRICE ROSE QUICKLY IN BIDS OF "1 'I -LION UNTIL THE SITE WAS KNOCKED DOWN TO BONSETA LTD., A SUBSID!; Y OF REGAL PALI BURG INVESTMENTS.

THr AUCTIONEER, MR NIGEL BURLEY, DESCRIBED THE PRICE AS GOOD. HE SAID A "IGURE OF AROUND $50 MILLION HAD BEEN ANTICIPATED.

+THE BIDDING WENT FURTHER AND LONGER THAN I EXPECTED. I WOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE BIT MORE CONSERVATIVE. BUT THERE ARE VERY FEW LOTS GOING IN K.WUN TONG AND SMALL UNITS THERE SHOULD SELL VERY WELL,* MR BURLEY SAID.

THE SECOND LOT WAS A NON-INDUSTRIAL SITE OF 121 SQUARE METRES AT SHAU KEI WAN ROAD, HONG KONG. BIDDING OPENED AT $2.4 MILLION AND ROSE IN $100 000 BIDS TO THE $3.2 MILLION PAID BY TRADE PUSH INVESTMENT LTD.

THE KEENEST BIDDING WAS RESERVED FOR THE FINAL LOT, A 1 020 SQUARE METRE INDUSTRIAL SITE AT SAI NING STREET, KENNEDY TOWN.

THE OPENING PRICE WAS $7 MILLION, BUT THIS QUICKLY ROSE IN 3103 000 JUMPS TO $13 MILLION, THE SUCCESSFUL BID OF NOBLE STATE ENTERPRISES LTD.

+1 WAS QUITE SURPRISED AT THE INTEREST IN BECAUSE THERE IS STILL A SURPLUS OF INDUSTRIAL TOWNS AND KOWLOON BAY.

THE INDUSTRIAL SITE LAND IN THE NEW

+HOWEVER, THERE IS VERY LITTLE INDUSTRIAL LAND AVAILABLE ON THE ISLAND AND THIS SITE IS SMALL ENOUGH TO BE OF INTEREST TO AN END USER. NEVERTHELESS THE BIDDING WENT MUCH FURTHER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD,* MR BURLEY SAID.

APPLICANTS URGED TO

USE NEW TEXTILE LICENCE FORMS * * * * *

TEXTILE EXPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS ARE REMINDED TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT APPLICATIONS FOR EXPORT LICENCE MUST BE MADE ON REVISED FORMS AS FROM JULY 1, 1086.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TRADE DEPARTMENT SAID THE NEW FORMS ARE FORW TIC 353 (REV. 1935) FOR EXPORTS OF NON-RESTRAI NED TEXTILE PRODUCTS AND FORM TIC 353A (REV. 1985) FOR EXPORTS OF RESTRAINED TEXTILE PRODUCTS.


APPLICATIONS MADE ON ’Hi OLI ."CRMS TIC 353 (REV. 1983) AND

TIC (REV. 1933) SUBMITTED ON 03 AFTER JULY 1 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PROCESSING 3Y THE DEPARTMENT.

AS APPLICATIONS ARE PROCESSED NORMALLY WITHIN TWO CLEAR WORKING OA'-.-., EXPORTERS AND MANUFACTURERS ARE REQUESTED TO ENSURE THAT FOR LICENCES TO BE ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT ON OR AFTER JULY 1, APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE ON THE REVISED FORMS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE REVISED FORMS ON SALE AT $20 PER PAD AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES:

(I) FOR FORM TIC 353 (REV. 1985)

* THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE HONG KONG

* TRADE DEPARTMENT COLLECTION OFFICE ROOM 822, OCEAN CENTRE, EIGHTH FLOOR, CANTON ROAD KOWLOON

(II) FOR FORM TIC 353A (REV. 1985)

TRADE DEPARTMENT

TEXTILE CONTROLS REGISTRATION REGISTRY ROOM 1543, OCEAN CENTRE, 15TH FLOOR, CANTON ROAD

KOWLOON

SUMMER JOB WARNING TO STUDENTS

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STUDENTS INTENDING TO JOIN THE LABOUR FORCE IN INDUSTRY DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS SHOULD MAKE SAFETY THEIR FIRST CONSIDERATION BEFORE ACCEPTING A JOB.

THIS ADVICE WAS GIVEN TODAY (THURSDAY) BY THE CHIEF FACTORY INSPECTOR OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, MR YIP YUK-LUN.

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Yrt YIP NOTED THAT IN SUMMER A LARGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY EITHER TO GAIN WORKING EXPERIENCE OR TO JOIN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR, WITHOUT REALISING THE POSSIBLE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH CERTAIN JOBS.

♦ THE PROBLEM IS THAT MANY OF THE VACANCIES AVAILABLE FOR THESE TEMPORARY WORKERS ARE OF OPERATIONAL NATURE AND JOBS WHICH ARE SEEMINGLY SIMPLE, AND DEMANDING NO PARTICULAR SKILL, OFTEN CARRY SOME POTENTIAL DANGERS,+ HE SAID.

+AND ACCIDENTS MAY OCCUR IF A PERSON DOES NOT TAKE PROPER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS OR WORKS ON INADEQUATELY GUARDED MACHINES AT WORKPLACES.+

CITING AN EXAMPLE, MR YIP SAID THAT LAST SUMMER A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY HAD FOUR FINGERS OF HIS LEFT HAND AMPUTATED BY AN UNGUARDED POWER PRESS IN A METAL FACTORY WHERE HE HAD WORKED FOR ONLY ABOUT A MONTH.

HE URGED PARENTS TO GIVE PROPER GUIDANCE AND ADVICE TO THEIR CHILDREN WHEN THEY LOOK FOR SUMMER JOBS. HE ALSO REMINDED EMPLOYERS OF THEIR LEGAL OBLIGATION TO PROVIDE AND MAINTAIN SAFE WORKING CONDITIONS IN THEIR WORKPLACES.

ENQUIRIES ON SAFETY MATTERS AT WORKPLACES MAY BE MADE TO THE DIVISIONAL FACTORY INSPECTORS OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT OR ON 5-8524065.

VARIETY SHOW TO LAUNCH YOUTH PROGRAMME * * * *

A LARGE-SCALE VARIETY SHOW WILL BE STAGED ON JULY 6 TO LAUNCH THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THE SHOW WILL HIGHLIGHT THE VITALITY OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY A BRASS BAND, A HARMONICA BAND AND POPULAR SINGERS.

A TELEMATCH WILL ALSO BE HELD BETWEEN THE PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED AND ABLE-BODIED YOUTHS TO PROMOTE MUTUAL CARE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE TWO GROUPS.

THE SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE HIU KWONG STREET INDOOR GAMES HALL WHICH SEATS 750 PEOPLE.

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FR^E ADMISSION TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, NGAU TA'J KOK BRANCH OFFICE, SAU MAU PING BRANCH OFFICE, LA'-' TIN BRANCH OFFICE, SHUN LEE BRANCH OFFICE, YAU TONG BRANCH OFFICE AND AT COMMUNITY CENTRES IN THE DISTRICT.

A SERIES OF 400 SUMMER YOUTH ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN ORGANISED TO BE HELD UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST. THESE INCLUDE OUTINGS, CAMPAIGNS, SPORTS, GAMES, COMPETITIONS, SEMINARS, CARNIVALS AND TRAINING COURSES.

THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE HAS ADOPTED THE CENTRAL THEME OF CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY AND GETTING TO KNOW IT BETTER.

THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF $346 000 HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO THE PROGRAMME, WITH $207 “>30 FROM THE JOCKEY CLUB FUNDS AND $38 470 FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD.

A PAMPHLET LISTING OUT THE ADDRESSES OF THE 100-STR0NG LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TAKING PART IN ORGANISING ACTIVITIES FOR THE PROGRAMME IS AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND BRANCH OFFICES.

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CONCERT BEGINS YUEN LONG X K K K K

ACTIVITIES

A YOUTH CONCERT WILL BE STAGED THIS SATURDAY (JJNE 28) EVENING IN LUT SAU HALL, YUEN LONG, TO BEGIN THE 100 ACTIVITIES THAT WILL BE HELD DURING THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME IN THE DISTRICT OVER THE NEXT TWO MONTHS.

THE CONCERT, FEATURING POPULAR TITLES SUCH AS THE +BUTTERFLY LOVERS+ CONCERTO, WILL BE GIVEN BY THE HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA.

BEFORE THE CONCERT, THERE WILL BE A CEREMONY TO MARK THE START OF THE YUEN LONG SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME. TAKING PART WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROGRAMME’S CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MADAM LEUNG SHING-TAK, YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR TAI KUEN, DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON, AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR MA NING-HEI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE CONCERT AND THE OPENING CEREMONY WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 7.30 PM IN LUT SAU HALL, YUEN LONG TAI YUK ROAD, YUEN LONG, ON SATURDAY.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1986

FILM PREMIERE BENEFITS HOSPITAL PROJECT * * * * *

A FILM PREMIERE WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (FRIDAY) EVENING AT THE ROYAL THEATRE IN MONG KOK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION PROJECT.

ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN SOLD FOR THE FILM, +HAPPY GHOST I I I +.

THE FUNCTION IS PART OF A YEAR-LONG DRIVE CO-ORDINATED BY THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION PROJECT FUND-RAISING ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD. THE COMMITTEE HOPES

TO RAISE $5 MILLION FOR THE

PROJECT.

+THE ENTIRE PROJECT IS ESTIMATED TO COST $730 MILLION AND ONE OF THE PROJECT ITEMS IS TO BUILD A NEW HOSPITAL BLOCK TO PROVIDE 760 BEDS AND BETTER MEDICAL SERVICES FOR RESIDENTS,* SAID THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAM HANG-FAI, WHO IS ALSO CHAIRMAN OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD.

+THE BOARD IS GIVING WHOLE-HEARTED SUPPORT TO THIS CHARITY CAMPAIGN BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THE PROJECT IS INDEED A WORTHY CAUSE,* HE ADDED.

A COCKTAIL RECEPTION WILL BE HELD BEFORE THE FILM STARTS.

MR LAM AND KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDY CHAN, WILL PRESENT SOUVENIRS TO MR WONG PAK-MING AND MISS MAGGIE CHEUNG, WHO HAVE LEADING ROLES IN THE FILM, AS WELL AS TO REPRESENTATIVES FROM CINEMA CITY CO LTD AND THE ROYAL THEATRE.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SOUVENIR PRESENTATION AT THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION OF THE FILM PREMIERE, +HAPPY GHOST III*. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUESTED TO ASSEMBLE AT 9 PM TOMORROW IN THE LOBBY OF THE DRESS CIRCLE OF THE ROYAL THEATRE, 748A NATHAN ROAD.

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STUDENTS URGED TO JOIN SUMMER PROGRAMME

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STUDENTS IN NORTH DISTRICT HAVE BEEN URGED TO MAKE THE BEST USE OF THEIR LEISURE TIME BY PARTICIPATING IN THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME TO BEGIN NEXT MONTH.

DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT UNDER THE PROGRAMME MORE THAN 15 000 YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT WERE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN 50 EVENTS ORGANISED BY 18 LOCAL COMMUNITY BODIES.

+THROUGH ACTIVE PARTICIPATION, YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS, POTENTIAL AND INTEREST AND ENHANCE THEIR SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY,+ HE SAID AT THE ANNUAL PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE NEW TERRITORIES SCHOOL SPORTS-ASSOCIATION IN NORTH DISTRICT.

MR CHEUNG.ALSO SAID THAT STUDENTS FROM THE TWO UNIVERSITIES WOULD BE ENGAGED THIS SUMMER TO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN IN THE REMOTE VILLAGES IN SHA TAU KOK AND NORTH DISTRICT, INCLUDING KAT 0 ISLAND, YIM LIU HA, TSOI YUEN KOK AND TAM SHUI HANG.

MR CHEUNG COMMENDED THE ASSOCIATION FOR ITS EFFORT IN PROMOTING SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN THE DISTRICT. HE PRESENTED PRIZES TO WINNERS FROM 21 PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

BOARD TO DISCUSS NUCLEAR PLANT PROJECT

*****

MEMBERS OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DAYA BAY NUCLEAR PLANT PROJECT AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON.

DISCUSS THE TOMORROW

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE OPTIONS FOR CHANGES CONTAINED IN THE TRIAD DOCUMENT.

THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR MICHAEL STONE AND THE SENIOR CROWN COUNSEL OF THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT, MR ANDREW BRUCE, WILL ATTEND THE MEETING AND WILL EXPLAIN THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE DOCUMENT.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO SET UP A WORKING GROUP ON THE PERMANENT DEVELOPMENT OF THE SMITHFIELD SITE IN KENNEDY

TOWN.

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OTHER ITEMS on THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE BOARD’S VARIOUS COMMITTEES AND THE CENTRAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

PROGRESS REPORTS OF THE AND WESTERN DISTRICT

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD MEPTING TO BE HELD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

TENDERS INVITED FOR TAXI LICENCES

*****

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR 100 URBAN TAXI LICENCES.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (THURSDAY), A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TENDER FORMS FOR NEW LICENCES WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S PUBLIC VEHICLE SECTION AT ROOMS 906-909, HUTCHISON HOUSE, 10 HARCOURT ROAD, CENTRAL, OR FROM THE SECTION’S KOWLOON OFFICES ON THE NINTH FLOOR, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 56 DUNDAS STREET, MONG KOK.

TENDERERS MUST DEPOSIT $25 000 WITH THE DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES FOR EACH URBAN TAXI LICENCE THEY SEEK. ONE TENDER FORM MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR ANY NUMBER OF TAXI LICENCES NOT EXCEEDING 100.

A PUBLIC BALLOT MAY BE HELD TO DETERMINE THE ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS WHICH OFFER THE SAME UNIT PREMIUM.

COMPLETED TENDER FORMS, TOGETHER WITH ORIGINAL DEPOSIT RECEIPTS, SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN DUPLICATE IN SEALED ENVELOPES. THEY SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO THE CHAIRMAN, CENTRAL TENDER BOARD, AND PLACED IN THE TENDER BOX ON THE LOWER GROUND FLOOR OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES (EAST WING), LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG, BEFORE NOON ON FRIDAY, JULY 11.

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MEDICAL SERVICES REPORT TO BE DISCUSSED * * * * *

the SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE REPORT ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN HOSPITALS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) WHEN IT RESUMES A MEETING THAT WAS ADJOURNED EARLIER THIS MONTH.

BOARD MEMBERS VISITED THE CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE IN MAY IN ORDER TO GET A FULLER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY HOSPITALS.

IN ADDITION, THEY ATTENDED A BRIEFING GIVEN ON THE REPORT LAST TUESDAY BY THE ACTING MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT OF CARITAS MEDICAL CENTRE, DR P.C. CHENG.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS ITEMS HELD OVER FROM THEIR MEETING IN JUNE 6, INCLUDING TRAVEL SUBSIDIES FOR STUDENTS, AND THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT.

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

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 2 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 39 TONKIN STREET, KOWLOON.

INTRODUCING NEW BILL

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THE CHIEF FIRE OFFICER OF THE FIRE PROTECTION BUREAU, MR TOM GARDINER, WILL INTRODUCE THE FIRE SERVICES AMENDMENT (NO. 3) BILL TO THE MEDIA TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 10.30 AM IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL. THE BILL WILL BE GAZETTED ON THE SAME DAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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AGENDA FOR NEW COMMITTEE TO BE PROPOSED

* * * *

THE AGENDA FOR THE FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW URBAN COUNCIL-REGIONAL COUNCIL JOINT KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE WILL TOP THE LIST OF ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED AT A MEETING OF THE UC KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN COMMITTEE TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR WALTER SULKE, WILL BE NOMINATED TO HEAD THE NEW STEERING COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING AT 2.15 PM IN COMMITTEE ROOM NO. 2, IN URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, FOURTH FLOOR, EDINBURGH PLACE.

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LRT REPORT TO BE DISCUSSED * * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE PROGRESS REPORT ON THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM AT A MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY) MORNING.

THE PROGRESS REPORT, TO BE PRESENTED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE KOWLOON CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION, WILL PROVIDE MEMBERS WITH FIRST HAND INFORMATION ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AS WELL AS DETAILS OF SERVICES BEING PLANNED FOR THE SYSTEM.

A SIMILAR PRESENTATION WAS MADE TO YUEN LONG AND TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS IN AUGUST 1984.

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AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS 'ILL ALSO DISCUSS PEDESTRIAN PROBLEM SPOTS IN YUEN LONG AS DETAILED IN A REVIEW PRODUCED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE MEETING AT 10 AM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAMBERS, nTH FLOOR, YUEN LONG GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 2 KIU LOK SQUARE, YUEN LONG.

MEANWHILE, THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD, ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON JULY 4, HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2.30 PM ON FRIDAY, JULY 18.

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URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS IN CENTRAL * * * * *

AS PART OF THE SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME IN CENTRAL, THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS IN CENTRAL WILL BE MADE 24-HOUR DAILY URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (JUNE 28):

* QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL FROM A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH THEATRE LANE TO A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH PEDDER STREET!

* THEATRE LANE FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT FIVE METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION;

* PEDDER STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION ;

* D’AGUILAR STREET FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME junction; and

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* WYNDHAM STREET FRO™ ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 55 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

WITHIN THE URBAN CLEARWAYS, NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS AND GOODS.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE EXISTING PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONE OPERATING DAILY FROM 7 AM TO MIDNIGHT AND GOODS VEHICLE RESTRICTED ZONE OPERATING DAILY DURING PEAK HOURS ON QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL FROM A POINT ABOUT 13 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH.... THEATRE LANE TO A POINT ABOUT 30 METRES EAST OF I 2 -----

ITS JUNCTION WITH

REDDER STREET WILL BE LIFTED.

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POSTAL STRIKE IN MELBOURNE

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THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT OWING TO AN INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE AT THE MELBOURNE POST OFFICE, SPEEDPOST ITEMS, LETTERS AND PARCELS POSTED TO ADDRESSEES IN VICTORIA MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR GIVES ASSURANCE ON DAYA BAY SAFETY INFORMATION...... 1

ANTI-POLLUTION ACTION TAKES ANOTHER STRIDE................... 2

COURT PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS PROPOSED...... 5

OBSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC MEANS OF ESCAPE TO BE AN OFFEJCE....... 7

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ON THE MOVE............................. 9

PROPERTY RECORDS TO BE COMPUTERISED ......................... 11

SPEEDPOST ITEMS - WEIGHT, SIZE LIMITS INCREASED ............. 13

IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE STRESSED..................... 13

JOINT EFFORT TO KES’ HK CLEAN ............................... 14

EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING INCLUDED IN ZONING PLAN ............ 15

DB MEMBERS CONCERNED ABOUT ROAD DIVERSION ................... 16

STUDY WILL BSiEFIT MANUFACTURERS............................. 16

SIX NT LOTS FOR SALE BY TENDER .............................. 17

MORE RECLAMATION PLANNED AT KWAI CHUNG ...................... 18

REGISTRATION REVOKED ........................................ 19

PHOTO, PAINTING EXHIBITION ON DEVELOPMENT.................... 19

TWO LUNCHTIME CONCERTS IN YAU MA TEI ........................ 20

CLOSURE OF TAI HA STREET PROPOSED............................ 20

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GOVERNOR GIVES ASSURANCE ON DAYA BAY SAFETY INFORMATION * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING WHAT IT SHOULD IN ENSURING THAT THE PUBLIC OBTAINS THE BEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR PLANT, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER OFFICIATING AT THE NAMING CEREMONY OF THE RUN RUN SHAW COMMUNITY CENTRE OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, SIR EDWARD SAID: +WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION THAT THEY WANT TO HAVE ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE PLANT AND THE PRECAUTIONS THAT COULD BE TAKEN.+

NOTING THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS SENDING THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR JOHN YAXLEY, TO LONDON, HE SAID THIS WAS ALL PART OF A GENERAL PLAN WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HAD HAD FOR SOME TIME TO ENSURE THAT IT HAD THE BEST AND MOST UP-TO-DATE ADVICE ON THE MATTER.

+SO I THINK WE ARE DOING WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING TO TRY TO REASSURfc PEOPLE IN THIS AS FAR AS WE CAN,+ HE NOTED.

ASKED WHETHER THERE WAS ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE NOW WHICH WAS NOT AVAILABLE WHEN THE DECISION TO BUILD THE NUCLEAR PLANT WAS MADE, SIR EDWARD SAID WHEN THE ORIGINAL DECISION WAS MADE, THERE WAS NOT THE CONCERN THAT WAS EXPRESSED NOW.

HE SAID THE FACT WAS THAT WHEN THE DECISION WAS MADE, A LOT OF NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMMES WERE OPERATING, +AND ARE STIlL OPERATING IN A VERY LARGE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES. THEY HAVE BEEN OPERATING SAFELY FOR MANY YEARS.+

+WHAT IS NEW ABOUT THE SITUATION IS THE ANXIETY WHICH HAS NOW BEEN FELT AS A RESULT OF THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER. AND THAT IS WHY PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR A LOT MORE INFORMATION WHICH THEY WANT NOW AFTER THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER WHICH THEY WERE NOT ASKING FOR BEFORE.+

ASKED IF THE GOVERNMENT WOULD RECONSIDER ITS DECISION TO GUARANTEE A LOAN FOR THE PROJECT, SIR EDWARD SAID THE GOVERNMENT HAD ALREADY TAKEN A DECISION ON THAT, AND HAD GIVEN ITS UNDERTAKING.

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ANT I-POLLUTION ACTION TAKES ANOTHER STRIDE *****

ACTION TO CONTAIN THE PROBLEM OF TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION INSIDE A WATER CONTROL ZONE (WCZ) MADE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS TODAY (FRIDAY) WITH THE MAKING OF REGULATIONS SETTING OUT THE PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED.

THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (GENERAL) REGULATIONS 1986 PRESCRIBE THE MANNER IN WHICH THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL ORDINANCE IS TO BE ADMINISTERED.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT UNDER THE REGULATIONS, CERTAIN KINDS OF DISCHARGES AND DEPOSITS COULD BE PROHIBITED OR BROUGHT UNDER LICENSING CONTROL IN ANY WCZ WHILE EXEMPTIONS FROM LICENSING REQUIREMENTS WOULD BE GRANTED TO EXISTING DISCHARGES PROVIDED THAT THEY WERE NOTIFIED TO THE GOVERNMENT WITHIN A SPECIFIED PERIOD.

+ IT IS INTENDED THAT THE REGULATIONS WILL TAKE EFFECT IN ABOUT SIX MONTHS,* HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THE ENABLING LEGISLATION AND THE REGULATIONS WERE BASED ON THE NEED TO MAXIMISE THE BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY OF A HEALTHIER ENVIRONMENT WHILE AT THE SAME TIME MINIMISING THE RISK OF ADVERSE ECONOMIC EFFECTS, INCONVENIENCE AND COST TO THE INDUSTRY.

+ THE REGULATIONS WERE DESIGNED IN SUCH A WAY AS TO ENABLE CONTROLS TO BE APPLIED IN A FLEXIBLE MANNER, PERMITTING THE CONTROL OF SPECIFIC TYPES OF POLLUTANT IN SPECIFIC AREAS.

HE EXPLAINED THAT AS THERE IS AT PRESENT ONLY ONE SUCH ZONE --THE TOLO HARBOUR AND CHANNEL WATER CONTROL ZONE DECLARED IN 1982 --THE REGULATIONS WOULD THEREFORE ONLY APPLY TO THIS AREA FOR THE TIME BEING.

ON THE BACKGROUND OF THE REGULATIONS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THEY WERE FIRST PUBLISHED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IN MAY LAST YEAR IN VIEW OF THEIR LENGTH AND COMPLEXITY.

+DURING THE EXTENSIVE CONSULTATION EXERCISE IN WHICH MEETINGS WERE HELD BETWEEN OFFICIALS AND THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR, A NUMBER OF REPRESENTATIONS WERE RECEIVED THROUGH THE HEALTH AND WELFARE BRANCH AND THE UMELCO OFFICE. AN AD HOC GROUP WAS ALSO FORMED BY UMELCO TO EXAMINE THE DRAFT REGULATIONS AND-THEIR IMPLICATIONS IN DETAIL.

+WHILE THE GENERAL THRUST OF THE REPRESENTATIONS WAS IN SUPPORT OF THE DRAFT REGULATIONS, THERE IS NATURALLY CONCERN AMONG INDUSTRIALISTS ABOUT THE COST IMPLICATIONS EVEN THOUGH THE EFFECT OF CONTROLS ON EXISTING INDUSTRIES WILL BE MINIMAL,* HE SAID.

/THE spokesman .......

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT ANOTHER CONCERN WHICH EMERGED FROM THE PROTRACTED CONSULTATIONS WAS THAT THE CONTROLS MIGHT BE INFLEXIBLE THEREBY CAUSING DISRUPTION OF, AND INTERFERENCE WITH, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION.

+SOME INDUSTRIALISTS ALSO CONSIDERED THE PROCEDURES, INCLUDING THE REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION IN THE STATUTORY FORMS, TO BE COMPLICATED AND ONEROUS,* HE SAID.

IN VIEW OF THE CONCERN EXPRESSED, THE GOVERNMENT, ALTHOUGH SATISFIED THAT THE ORDINANCE AND THE REGULATIONS IN THEIR PRESENT FORM ALREADY TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE NEED TO STRIKE A BALANCE BETWEEN INDUSTRIAL PROFITABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, HAS GIVEN AN ASSURANCE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE REGULATIONS IN THE TOLO WCZ WOULD BE REVIEWED AND THAT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES DIRECTLY AFFECTED WOULD BE CONSULTED BEFORE ANY FURTHER ZONES WERE PROPOSED FOR DECLARATION.

+ASSURANCE HAVE ALSO BEEN GIVEN THAT THE IMPACT OF THE REGULATIONS ON AFFECTED COMPANIES IN TOLO HARBOUR WILL BE THOROUGHLY REVIEWED IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY IMPROVEMENTS WHICH MAY BE REQUIRED BEFORE ANY NEW WCZ’S ARE DECLARED AND THAT REGULAR REPORTS ON PROGRESS WITH THE CONTROL OF OTHER SOURCES OF POLLUTION WILL BE MADE FROM TIME TO TIME,* HE STRESSED.

HE POINTED OUT THAT MINOR AMENDMENTS WERE ALSO MADE TO THE WORDING OF THE FORMS SO THAT THEY RELATE MORE CLOSELY TO THE PATTERN OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION. THE GUIDANCE NOTES TO THE STATUTORY FORMS OF THE REGULATIONS WERE ALSO FURTHER REVISED IN THE LIGHT OF COMMENTS EXPRESSED BY THE AD HOC GROUP.

FOR THE TOLO HARBOUR AND CHANNEL WCZ, DISCHARGES FROM THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WILL BE SUBJECT TO CONTROL:

FOOD MANUFACTURING LEATHER MANUFACTURE

TEXTILE INDUSTRIES PAPER INDUSTRIES

BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

BASIC METAL INDUSTRIES MOTOR REPAIR SERVICES

LAUNDRIES PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIOS

MANUFACTURE OF METAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURE OF NON-METALLIC MINERAL PRODUCTS

SEWAGE TREATMENT

+FROM THE DAY ON WHICH THE REGULATIONS ARE TO TAKE EFFECT, DISCHARGES WHICH WILL BE +NEW+ AFTER THE ANNOUNCED DATE WILL HAVE TO BE LICENSED WHILE ALL EXISTING DISCHARGES WILL, ON NOTIFICATION, BE EXEMPTED FROM LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.

/+THSY ..'ILL .....

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+ THEY WILL REMAIN EXEMPTED SO LONG AS THEY DO NOT CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY. NO FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR EXEMPTION BUT EXISTING OPERATORS WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE FORMS WHICH DESCRIBE THEIR PRESENT DISCHARGES: THESE DESCRIPTIONS WILL THEN FORM A REFERENCE POINT FOR SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION AND MONITORING,* HE SAID.

THE REGULATIONS PROVIDE FOR CANCELLATION OF EXEMPTIONS WHERE FALSE INFORMATION HAS BEEN PROVIDED OR WHERE THE LEVEL OR NATURE OF THE DISCHARGES HAS SUBSEQUENTLY INCREASED BEYOND THE ALLOWED LIMIT OR WHERE THE DISCHARGE ITSELF REPRESENTS A THREAT EITHER TO PUBLIC HEALTH OR TO THE PUBLIC SEWERAGE AND DRAINAGE SYSTEM.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT THERE WOULD BE APPEAL PROCEDURES AND PROVISIONS FOR COMPENSATION TO BE PAID IF IT BECOMES NECESSARY TO RESTRICT OR CURTAIL EITHER EXEMPTIONS OR LICENCES.

+RESTRICTION OR CURTAILMENT WOULD ONLY BECOME NECESSARY IF THE STATE OF THE WATERS IN A WCZ MADE IT NECESSARY.

+IN ANY WCZ THE QUALITY OF THE WATERS IS MONITORED CONTINUOUSLY AGAINST QUALITY OBJECTIVES WHICH ARE PUBLISHED FOR THAT ZONE AT THE TIME OF ITS DECLARATION.

+THE DETAILED INFORMATION PROVIDED BY EXISTING OPERATORS WILL ENABLE CONTROL TO BE EXERCISED IN A FLEXIBLE WAY,* HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT SEMINARS WILL BE ORGANISED FOR INDUSTRIALISTS IN THE TOLO AREA AND OTHER PLACES WHO MAY ULTIMATELY BE AFFECTED BY THIS LEGISLATION TO EXPLAIN THE REGULATIONS AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR THE EXEMPTION AND LICENSING ARRANGEMENTS.

EXPLANATORY AND ADVISORY MATERIALS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO INDUSTRIALISTS, HE SAID.

ALSO GAZETTED TODAY IS THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL (TOLO HARBOUR AND CHANNEL WATER CONTROL ZONE)(AMENDMENT) ORDER 1986 WHICH DELINEATES THE NEW BOUNDARIES OF THE TOLO HARBOUR AND CHANNEL WATER WCZ FOLLOWING THE RECENT RE-SURVEY OF THE WATER GATHERING GROUNDS IN THAT AREA BY THE WATER AUTHORITY.

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COURT PROTECTION FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS PROPOSED * * * *

A BILL AIMED AT MAKING IT EASIER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TO OBTAIN PROTECTION THROUGH THE COURTS WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL 1986, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE PROBLEM OF VIOLENCE IN THE HOME, BOTH AGAINST SPOUSES AND CHILDREN, HAD BECOME ONE OF GROWING CONCERN.

STATISTICS COMPILED BY THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT FOR THE PERIOD APRIL 1, 1985 TO MARCH 31, 1986 SHOW THAT THERE WERE 838 KNOWN CASES OF BATTERED SPOUSES. WOMEN WERE THE VICTIMS CF SUCH VIOLENCE IN 787 CASES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE PRESENT LAW HAD BEEN THE SUBJECT OF MOUNTING CRITICISM IN VARIOUS QUARTERS, FOR ITS FAILURE TO PROVIDE A QUICK AND EFFECTIVE REMEDY FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

+A PARTICULAR CRITICISM OF THE EXISTING LAW IS THAT IN ORDER FOR A SPOUSE TO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A COURT ORDER RESTRAINING VIOLENCE, THE ABUSED SPOUSE MUST FIRST HAVE COMMENCED, OR GIVtN AN UNDERTAKING TO THE COURT TO COMMENCE, DIVORCE OR SEPARATION PROCEEDINGS.

+THE BILL, WHICH IS MODELLED ON LEGISLATION PASSED IN ENGLAND IN 1976, SEEKS TO IMPROVE THE LAW IN THIS AND OTHER RESPECTS,* HE SAID.

THE BILL GIVES A SPOUSE WHO HAS BEEN MOLESTED BY THE OTHER SPOUSE THE RIGHT TO APPLY TO THE DISTRICT COURT FOR AN ORDER RESTRAINING SUCH MOLESTATION.

ALSO, SUCH AN ORDER MAY BE APPLIED FOR WHERE ANY CHILD LIVING WITH THE APPLICANT HAS BEEN MOLESTED BY THE OTHER SPOUSE.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT IN CERTAIN CASES ORDERING A PERSON NOT TO MOLEST HIS OR HER SPOUSE WOULD NOT BE SUFFICIENT.

♦THE BILL THEREFORE ALSO ENABLES THE COURT TO ORDER THE OTHER SPOUSE TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE MATRIMONIAL HOME OR A PART CF IT, OR FROM A CERTAIN AREA.*

IN OTHER CASES, HE SAID, A SPOUSE MAY HAVE BEEN DRIVEN OUT CF THE HOME BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND EFFECTIVELY RENDERED HOMELESS.

♦TO TACKLE THIS ASPECT, THE BILL EMPOWERS THE COURT TO COMBINE A NON-MOLESTATION ORDER WITH AN ORDER REQUIRING A PERSui'i TO ALLOW HIS OR HER SPOUSE TO OCCUPY THE HOME.*

/the spokesman ........

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THE SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THESE ORDERS WOULD NOT, HOWEVER, AFFECT THE LEGAL TITLE IN PROPERTY OF THE PARTIES, NOR WOULD THEY AFFECT THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, FOR EXAMPLE PRIVATE LANDLORDS OR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY.

HE SAID EXPERIENCE IN ENGLAND HAD INDICATED THAT THESE POWERS. EVEN COUPLED WITH THE THREAT OF BEING PUNISHED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT, MIGHT NOT, IN SOME CASES, BE SUFFICIENT TO PROTECT A PERSON IN WHAT IS, FREQUENTLY, A HIGHLY CHARGED EMOTIONAL SITUATION.

THE ENGLISH LEGISLATION EMPOWERS A COURT, IN SUCH CASES, TO ATTACH TO THE INJUNCTION A POWER OF ARREST AUTHORISING A POLICE OFFICER TO ARREST A PERSON WHO IS IN BREACH OF THE INJUNCTION. THE BILL PROVIDES FOR A SIMILAR POWER IN HONG KONG.

HOWEVER, THE SPOKESMAN SAID IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE POLICE WOULD BE EMPOWERED TO MAKE AN ARREST BY VIRTUE OF THIS BILL ONLY WHERE THE COURT HAD ATTACHED A POWER OF ARREST TO THE ORDER. .

+MOREOVER, SUCH A POWER OF ARREST WILL ONLY BE ATTACHED, WHEN THE COURT IS SATISFIED THAT THE OTHER SPOUSE HAS CAUSED ACTUAL BODILY HARM TO THE APPLICANT OR TO THE CHILD CONCERNED,* F£ SAID.

HE SAID THE RELIEF AVAILABLE UNDER THE LEGISLATION IN ENGLAND WAS AVAILABLE NOT ONLY TO MARRIED PERSONS BUT ALSO TO PERSONS WHO ARE LIVING TOGETHER.

THE BILL EXTENDS THE RELIEF IN HONG KONG TO PERSONS WHO ARE COHABITING, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS IN THE CASE OF EXCLUSION ORDERS, OCCUPATION ORDERS AND THE ATTACHING OF A POWER OF ARREST.

THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL 1986 WILL BE INTRODUCED INTO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JULY 9.

COMMENTS ON THE BILL MAY BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AT QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING OR THE UMELCO OFFICE AT 8 JACKSON ROAD, CENTRAL.

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OBSTRUCTION OF PUBLIC MEANS OF ESCAPE TO BE AN OFFENCE

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THE FIRE SERVICES (AMENDMENT) NO. 3 BILL WHICH AIMS AT OUTLAWING THE PRACTICE OF CAUSING OBSTRUCTIONS TO PUBLIC MEANS OF ESCAPE AND THE INDISCRIMINATE LOCKING OF FIRE EXITS IN BUILDINGS WAS GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

IF ENACTED INTO LAW, ANY PERSON CONVICTED OF A DIRECT OFFENCE WOULD BE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $25 OOO AND $5 000 PER DAY MAXIMUM FINE FOR CONTINUANCE.

A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT OFFENCE WOULD ATTRACT A MAXIMUM OF $50 000 FINE AND ONE YEAR IMPRISONMENT.

THE BILL ALSO SEEKS TO TIGHTEN UP EXISTING LEGISLATION ON THE RECURRENCE OF FIRE HAZARD, WHICH INCREASES THE LIKELIHOOD OF FIRE AND THE DANGER TO LIFE AND PROPERTY.

EXPLAINING THE BILL TODAY. ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR LAM CHEK-YUEN, POINTED OUT THAT THESE MALPRACTICES WERE NOT SPECIFIED IN LAW AS AN OFFENCE AND THE MAIN OBJECT OF THE AMENDMENT WAS TO SPELL THEM OUT AS A DIRECT OFFENCE.

+AT PRESENT THE LAWS OF HONG KONG MAKE IT AN OFFENCE FOR OBSTRUCTION IN A PUBLIC PLACE — THAT IS, IN THE STREET OR ROADWAY. IT IS ALSO AN OFFENCE TO OBSTRUCT THE MEANS OF ESCAPE WITHIN A WORKPLACE. BY THIS I MEAN A FACTORY UNIT WITHIN AN INDUSTRIAL BUILDING,* HE SAID.

+YET, THERE IS NO OFFENCE FOR OBSTRUCTING THE EMERGENCY ESCAPE ROUTE — CORRIDORS AND STAIRCASES WITHIN ANY BUILDING --WHETHER COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL OR DOMESTIC.

+THESE OBSTRUCTIONS ARE INFINITELY MORE DANGEROUS THAN CAUSING AN INCONVENIENCE IN A PUBLIC PLACE BUT THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN BE DEALT WITH IS BY A FIRE HAZARD ABATEMENT NOTICE (FHAN),+ MR LAM SAID.

UNDER PRESENT LEGISLATION, SUCH NOTICES WOULD BE ISSUED TO PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR IDENTIFIED FIRE HAZARDS, INCLUDING OBSTRUCTIONS TO MEANS OF ESCAPE AND LOCKING OF FIRE EXITS, ASKING THEM TO GET RID OF THE HAZARDS WITHIN A SPECIFIED TIME.

ONLY NON-COMPLIANCE ASCERTAINED BY SUBSEQUENT INSPECTIONS WOULD CONSTITUTE AN OFFENCE WHICH INCURRED A MAXIMUM FINE OF $25 000 AND A $2 500 MAXIMUM FINE PER DAY FOR CONTINUANCE.

/+A SIMILAR, .......

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+A SIMILAR, ALTHOUGH NOT SO FREQUENT OCCURRENCE, WHICH IS VERY DANGEROUS, CONCERNS THE TYPE OF LOCKING DEVICE USED ON THE ENTRANCE OR EXIT DOORS OF MULTI-OCCUPANCY BUILDINGS. I AM NOT REFERRING TO DOORS TO PRIVATE FLATS OR PRIVATE HOUSES, BUT TO DOORS AT THE REAR ENTRANCES TO BUILDINGS WHICH LEAD TO OPEN AIR.

+SOMETIMES THESE DOORS OR GATES ARE SECURED BY PADLOCKS AND CHAINS OR BY OTHER DEVICES WHICH PREVENT THEM FROM BEING OPENED BOTH FROM THE INSIDE AS WELL AS THE OUTSIDE.

+IT IS QUITE ALL RIGHT TO LOCK SUCH DOORS OR GATES TO PREVENT UNAUTHORISED PEOPLE FROM ENTERING THE BUILDING BUT THE DOOR OR GATE MUST BE EASILY OPENED FROM INSIDE WITHOUT THE USE OF A KEY,+ HE SAID.

MR LAM SAID THAT FOLLOWING SUITABLE PUBLICITY, TOGETHER WITH A GRACE PERIOD BEFORE THE AMENDMENTS TOOK EFFECT, ANYONE WHO OBSTRUCTED THE MEANS OF ESCAPE WOULD BE TAKEN TO COURT FOR AN OFFENCE.

+ THIS. IS EXTENDED TO ANY PERSON WHO IS AN OWNER, OCCUPIER, TENANT OR PERSON IN CHARGE WHO, WHILE NOT NECESSARILY BEING THz PERPETRATOR OF THE OFFENCE, PERMITTED THE OFFENCE TO HAPPEN OR CONTINUE,* HE SAID.

THE FIRE SERVICES WOULD HAVE POWERS TO OBTAIN DETAILS OF IDENTITY OF PEOPLE CONSIDERED RESPONSIBLE FOR A HAZARD. FAILURE TO COMPLY WOULD BE AN OFFENCE PUNISHABLE ON CONVICTION BY A FINE CF $5 OOO, HE ADDED.

THE BILL ALSO PROVIDES FOR THE ISSUE OF A REMOVAL ORDER FROM THE COURT SHOULD ANY PERSON CONVICTED OF THE DIRECT OFFENCE STILL HAVE OBSTRUCTIONS REMAINING IN POSITION. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THIS ORDER WOULD ATTRACT FURTHER PENALTIES.

TURNING TO THE FHAN AGAIN, MR LAM POINTED OUT THAT THE MAJOR WEAKNESS IN EXISTING LEGISLATION WAS THAT A PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR A FIRE HAZARD MIGHT COMPLY WITH A FHAN SERVED ON IT BUT MIGHT ALLOw THE SAME HAZARD TO RECUR. WHEN THE PERSON DID SO, THE PROCEDURE INVOLVING THE SERVING OF A FHAN AND SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION TO ENSURc THE LEGAL NOTICE HAD BEEN COMPLIED WITH, HAD TO BE REPEATED.

THEREFORE, HE SAID, THE BILL PROPOSES THAT A PERSON WHO COMPLIED WITH A FHAN, BUT WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF BEING SERVED ALLOWED THE HAZARD TO RECUR, SHOULD BE GUILTY OF AN OFFENCE.

THE PENALTY WOULD BE THE SAME AS THAT OF NON-COMPLIANCE OF A FHAN.

THERE IS ALSO A PROPOSAL TO SIMPLIFY EXISTING PROCEDURES FOR THE COURT TO ISSUE AN ORDER TO GET RID OF A HAZARD FOLLOWING CONVICTION FOR FHAN OFFENCE.

/MR LAM........

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MR LAM SAID THAT THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED AN AVERAGE OF 13 333 COMPLAINTS ANNUALLY AND THE MAJORITY OF THESE CONCERN OBSTRUCTIONS TO MEANS OF ESCAPE.

+TEN THOUSAND COMPLAINTS JUST CANNOT BE IGNORED,+ HE SAID.

+IT IS CONSIDERED THAT SOME 20 YEARS OF PUBLICITY ON THE DANGERS OF THESE ACTIONS IS SUFFICIENT AND AS THEY ARE HAPPENING DAILY, A SOLUTION MUCH MORE VIGOROUS THAN A LEGAL WARNING IS NECESSARY,+ HE ADDED.

THE BILL IS EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JULY 9.

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TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ON THE MOVE

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THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL SOON BE MOVING ITS HEADQUARTERS AND MANY OF ITS DIVISIONAL OFFICES TO NEW PREMISES IN QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES (QGO).

THE MOVE, WHICH INVOLVES MOST OFFICES UNDER THE ADMINISTRATION AND LICENSING BRANCH, THE PLANNING AND RESEARCH BRANCH AND THE HONG KONG REGIONAL OFFICE, WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT MONDAY (JUNE 30) AND ON THREE WEEKENDS BETWEEN JULY 5 AND AUGUST 17.

THE DEPARTMENT WILL OCCUPY THE WHOLE OF THE 28TH, 29TH AND 33TH FLOORS, AND PART OF THE 27TH FLOOR OF THE HIGH BLOCK OF QGO. BUT THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE WILL BE LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE QGO LOW' BLOCK.

♦THE MOVE WILL BRING SCATTERED UNITS OF THE DEPARTMENT UNDER ONE ROOF AND WILL ENABLE STAFF MEMBERS TO PROVIDE THE PUBLIC WITH BETTER AND MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

FROM JULY 5, THE NUMBER FOR THE 24-HOUR TRANSPORT ENQUIRIES HOTLINE WILL BE 5-200933 INSTEAD OF 5-8933111. INFORMATION OFFICERS CF THE DEPARTMENT CAN BE CONTACTED ON 5-8623198, 5-8623199, 5-8623191 AND 5-8623232.

AT THE SAME TIME, CAR OWNERS REPORTING DEFECTIVE PARKING INTERS TO THE METER COMPLAINTS UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD DIAL 5-298611 IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER THE PROBLEM METER IS IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON OR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

+ IN THE INITIAL CHANGEOVER PERIOD, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC DIALLING THE OLD NUMBERS FOR VARIOUS DIVISIONS WILL BE ADVISED CF THE NEW NUMBER TO CALL,* THE SPOKESMAN NOTED.

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HE ALSO REMINDED APPLICANTS FOR CLOSED ROAD PERMITS ON LANTAU AND OTHER KINDS OF PERMITS ON HONG KONG ISLAND TO ADDRESS THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (HONG KONG) DIVISION AT 29/F, HIGH BLOCK, QGO.

OWING TO THE OFFICE REMOVAL CLOSE ON MONDAY (JUNE 30) AND Wl PREMISES THE NEXT DAY.

THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE WILL RESUME OPERATION IN THE NEw

DETAILS OF OFFICES MOVING TO THE NEW PREMISES AND THE Ik hE.. TELEPHONE NUMBERS ARE LISTED BELOW;

DATE OF REMOVAL OFF ICE FROM TO NEW TEL .JO.

JUNE 30 (MONDAY) STUDENT TRAVEL OFF ICE 8/F, CAPITOL CENTRE 2/F, LOW BLOCK 5-8623253

JUNE 30 (MONDAY) • ROAD SAFETY AND STANDARDS DIVISION 7/F, CAPITOL CENTRE vr 30/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623289

JULY 5 AND 6 (SATURDAY AND SUNDAY) HEADQUARTERS 5/F AND 6/F, GUARDIAN HOUSE 28/F, HIGH BLOCK (GENzumL EN<xU IR I co) 5-8623213

INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT - DITTO - 28/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623291

TUNNEL AND ADMINISTRATION DIV IS ION - DITTO - 27/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623237

VEHICLE EXAM(NATION DIVISION - DITTO - 27/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623248

TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (HONG KONG) DIV IS ION - DITTO - 29/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623363

METER COMPLAINTS UNIT - DITTO - 29/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-298611

PUBLIC TRANSPORT PLANNING DIVISION - DITTO -I 29/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623262

/JULY 20 ........

(SUNDAY)

FRIDAY, JU.:i 27, 1986

JULY 20 (SUNDAY) TRAFF IC ENGINEER ING (HONG KONG) DIVISION 8/F. HENNESSY CENTRE 29/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623193

BUS ENGINEERING DIVISION - DITTO - 27/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623243

AUGUST 17 (SUNDAY) TRAFF IC AND TRANSPORT SURVEY DIV IS ION 8/F, CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFF ICES 30/F, HIGH BLOCK 5-8623316

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PROPERTY RECORDS TO BE COMPUTERISED * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS APPROVED A $21.2 MILLION PLAN FOR THE LAND OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT TO COMPUTERISE ITS RECORDS ON LANDS AND PROPERTIES.

THE LAND REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986 AND THE LAND REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1986, UNDER WHICH THE COMPUTERISED PROGRAMME WILL BE IMPLEMENTED, WERE GAZETTED TODAY (FR IDAY).

IF THE NECESSARY AMENDING LEGISLATION WAS APPROVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE PROGRAMME TO COMPUTERISE THE 1.2 MILLION LAND OFFICE REGISTER CARDS WOULD START BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT TWO YEARS, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY.

HE SAID THE COMPUTERISATION PROGRAMME WOULD CUT DRASTICALLY THE TIME NEEDED TO SEARCH FOR PARTICULAR INFORMATION ON A PROPERTY.

+UNDER THE COMPUTERISED SYSTEM, THE TIME REQUIRED FOR MAKING A LAND SEARCH WILL BE REDUCED FROM ABOUT 30 MINUTES AT PRESENT TO ABOUT TEN M INUTES,+ HE SAID.

ONLY LAST MONTH, A TOTAL OF 141 188 SEARCHES FOR LAND PARTICULARS WERE MADE IN THE LAND OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT, AMOUNTING TO ABOUT 5 700 SEARCHES A DAY.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO MAKE A SEARCH^ FOR PARTICULARS OF A PROPERTY USING THE ADDRESS, THE LOT NUMBER OR THE MEMORIAL NUMBER UNDER THE NEW SYSTEM AS OPPOSED TO THE USE OF ONLY THE LOT NUMBER UNDER THE EXISTING MANUAL SYSTEM, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

/he pointed .......

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HE POINTED OUT THAT COMPUTERISATION WOULD ALSO AVOID NON-AVAILABILITY OF REGISTER CARDS, AS COULD HAPPEN UNDER A MANUAL SYSTEM, AND REDUCE THE TIME REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION OF AN INSTRUMENT FROM ABOUT 35 DAYS AS AT PRESENT TO ABOUT 10 DAYS.

+SOLICITOR FIRMS, ACCOUNTING FIRMS, REAL ESTATE AGENCIES AND DEVELOPERS WHO MAKE LAND SEARCHES REGULARLY AND FREQUENTLY WILL IN THE NEAR FUTURE ALSO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN INFORMATION FROM OUR COMPUTER AT A FEE SIMPLY BY INSTALLING A TERMINAL IN THEIR OFFICES,+ HE SAID.

+THIS WILL SAVE THE TIME OF BOTH THEIR STAFF AND OURS,+ HE NOTED.

NEVERTHELESS, HE STRESSED THAT COMPUTERISATION WOULD NOT ADD TO THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION THAT MIGHT BE GIVEN TO MEMBERS CF THE PUBLIC OR OTHER GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ABOUT INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY DEALINGS, BUT WOULD SIMPLY FACILITATE ACCESS TO THAT INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WHEN COMPLETED, THE COMPUTERISED SYSTEM WOULD RESULT IN AN ANNUAL SAVING OF ABOUT $6 MILLION IN STAFF COSTS AND $1.3 MILLION IN ACCOMMODATION COSTS.

WHILE THE PROGRAMME WOULD ONLY INVOLVE THE COMPUTERISATION OF ALL HISTORICAL AND CURRENT PARTICULARS OF URBAN AREA PROPERTIES, IT WAS ENVISAGED THAT DETAILS OF PROPERTIES IN THE NEW TERRITORIES WOULD EVENTUALLY BE CONVERTED WHEN STAFFING AND OTHER RESOURCES PERMITTED, HE SAID.

REFERRING TO THE AMENDMENT BILL AND REGULATIONS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE BILL INTRODUCED INTO THE PRINCIPAL ORDINANCE AN INTERPRETATION PROVISION DEFINING +DOCUMENT+ AND +RECORD+ WIDELY ENOUGH TO INCLUDE COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND MICROFILM.

THE EFFECT WAS SIMPLY TO ALLOW STORAGE OF LAND REGISTRATION RECORDS ON COMPUTER, HE POINTED OUT.

+THE LAND REGISTRATION (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS WILL PROVIDE FOR THE COMPUTERISED SYSTEM. THE AMENDMENTS ARE MINOR AND PROVIDE FOR NECESSARY DEFINITIONS, FOR ADDITIONAL PARTICULARS TO BE GIVEN IN MEMORIALS AND FOR THE KEEPING OF REGISTER CARDS IN COMPUTER FORM,+ HE SAID.

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SPEEDPOST ITEMS - WEIGHT, SIZE LIMITS INCREASED * * * *

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT THE MAXIMUM LIMITS OF WEIGHT AND SlZt FOR SPEEDPOST ITEMS ADDRESSED TO BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND HAS BEEN INCREASED, THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (FRIDAY).

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE POST OFFICE SAID THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT FOR A SPEEDPOST ITEM HAD BEEN INCREASED FROM 15 KILOGRAMS TO 20 KILOGRAMS AND THE MAXIMUM SIZE EXTENDED TO 1.5 METRES IN LENGTH AND THREE METRES FOR THE LENGTH AND GIRTH COMBINED.

+SPEEDPOST SERVICE IS A FAST AND RELIABLE MEANS FOR FORWARDING BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE OVERSEAS AND A FREE PICK-UP SERVICE IS AVAILABLE,* HE SAID.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE CAN BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES AT 5-2671108.

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IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE STRESSED * * * *

DESPITE THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IT IS NOT BEING COMPREHENSIVELY APPLIED IN MANUFACTURING IN HONG KONG, THE DIRECTS CF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR YEUNG WAS SPEAKING AT A SEMINAR ON QUALITY ASSURANCE, AT WHICH A NEW FILM, +QUALITY COUNTS*, WAS LAUNCHED, AT THE HYATT HOTEL.

THERE WERE FOUR BASIC ELEMENTS IN QUALITY CONTROL SYSTEMS IN MANUFACTURING, HE SAID. THESE WERE: FIRST, THE POSSESSION OF STANDARDS INFORMATION NOT ONLY ON THE PRODUCT BUT ALSO ON TESTING, MARKETING, MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT; SECOND, QUALITY CONTROL WHICH INCLUDED EVERYTHING INVOLVED IN PRODUCTION? THIRD, PRODUCT TESTING AND CERTIFICATION; FOURTH, QUALITY SURVEILLANCE.

+AS FAR AS THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT IS AWARE - AND WE VISIT AND KEEP RECORDS ON UPWARDS OF 20 000 FACTORIES - QUALITY ASSURA .S_ IS NOT BEING COMPREHENSIVELY APPLIED IN MANUFACTURING, EXCEPT BY A SMALL NUMBER OF BUSINESS, NAMELY, THOSE LARGE FACTORIES ENGh^I.v SEVERAL HUNDRED EMPLOYEES EACH AND THOSE WHICH HAPPEN TO BE LOCAL SUBSIDIARIES OF OVERSEAS COMPANIES,* MR YEUNG SAID.

+FOR MANY MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS, THE PRACTICE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IS CONFINED MAINLY TO QUALITY CONTROL, AND A LIMITED FORM OF QUALITY CONTROL AT THAT, INVOLVING INSPECTION AND TESTING CF THE PRODUCT AFTER ITS COMPLETION.*

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NO INDUSTRY IN HONG KONG WAS IMMUNE FROM COMPETITION AND FIERCE PRESSURE CAME NOT JUST IN TERMS OF PRICE BUT IN TERMS SUCH AS PRODUCT SAFETY, RELIABILITY, CAPABILITY AND DESIGN.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRACTICE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IN MANUFACTURING ULTIMATELY RESTED WITH THE MANUFACTURER, HE SAID, BUT THE GOVERNMENT DID ACCEPT THAT IT HAD A ROLE TO PLAY IN PROMOTING QUALITY ASSURANCE. IT SAW THIS ROLE AS ONE OF PROVIDING MANUFACTURERS WITH THE SUPPORT THEY NEEDED TO DEVELOP THEIR uUhLITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS.

MR YEUNG SAID: +F IRST, IT UNDERTAKES INVESTIGATIONS INTO DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS IN RESPONSE TO COMPLAINTS. THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS ON ELECTRICAL PRODUCTS AS A RESULT OF THIS HAS DECLINED FROM A PEAK OF 21 IN 1982 TO THREE IN 1985 AND TWO SO FAR IN 1986. FIGURES FOR TOYS HAVE ALSO DECLINED. SECOND THE DEPARTMENT PROMOTES AND PROVIDES SERVICES WHICH FACILITATE THE APPLICATION OF QUALITY ASSURANCE.+

IN RECENT YEARS, THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT HAD CREATED A NUMBER CF UNITS WHOSE SERVICES WERE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO HELP MANUFACTURERS TO SET UP QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEMS.

THE PRODUCT STANDARDS INFORMATION BUREAU DISSEMINATED INFORMATION ON A WIDE RANGE OF PRODUCT STANDARDS, ON TESTING i-iETriJb^ AND PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING OVERSEAS CERTIFICATION MARKS. EN^UIRIuS HAD GROWN FROM 25 IN 1984 TO 193 IN 1985 AND 213 SO FAR THIS YEAR WITH DEMAND STILL GROWING.

THE HONG KONG STANDARDS AND CALIBRATION LABORATORY PROVIDED A PRECISION CALIBRATION SERVICE AND IT WOULD BE ACCREDITED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM NATIONAL PHYSICS LABORATORY NEXT MONTH, HE SAID.

THE HONG KONG LABORATORY ACCREDITATION SCHEME SOUGHT TO UPGRADE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TERRITORY’S TESTING LABORATORIES BY PERSUADING THEM TO ADOPT A SOUND QUALITY ASSURANCE SYSTEM FOR THEIR OPERATIONS AND BY ACCREDITING THEM AFTERWARDS.

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JOINT EFFORT TO KEEP HK CLEAN

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THE URBAN COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN COMMITTEE TODAY (FRIDAY) APPOINTED FOUR OF ITS MEMBERS TO SIT ON THE NEW URBAN COUNCIL-REGIONAL COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE.

CHAIRMAN OF THE UC COMMITTEE, MR WALTER SULKE, WILL ALSO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE WHILE REGIONAL COUNCILLOR MR CHEUNG HON-KAU WILL BE VICE-CHAIRMAN.

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FHI1V., JW 27, 1986

THE OTHER UC MEMBERS NAMED ARE DR RONALD D.B. LEUNG, MR TONG KAM-BIU AND MR CHOW WAI-KEUNG.

THEY WILL JOIN RC MEMBERS MR WAI HON-LEUNG, DR ™NG Slu-TONG, jvr TANG PUI-TAT AND MR CHEUNG CHI-YUEN ON THE JOINT COMMITTtc.

THE FIRST MEETING OF THE UC-RC KHKC STEERING COMMITTEE wILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (JULY 3), WHEN THEY WILL ESTABLISH THE COMMITTEE’S TERMS OF REFERENCE.

THEY WILL ALSO FORMULATE A TERR I TORY-*I DE PUBLIC ITY AND OPERATIONAL PLAN WHICH INCLUDES A ’CLEAN BEACH PHASE AND A TERRITORY-WIDE CLEAN SCHOOL COMPETITION.

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EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING INCLUDED IN ZONING PLAN

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THE KOWLOON ENTRANCE OF THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING AND THE PROPOSED TOLL PLAZA HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN AMENDMENTS TO THE OUTLINE ZONING PLAN FOR CHA KWO LING, YAU TONG AND LEI YUE MUN.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD SAID THE AMENDMENTS, PUBLISHED TODAY (FRIDAY), INCLUDED BOTH THE ROAD AND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY SYSTEMS OF THE TUNNEL IN THE CHA KwO LING AREA.

+THE TUNNEL WILL BE IN THE FORM OF AN IMMERSED ROAD-RAIL TUBE CONNECTING QUARRY BAY ON HONG KONG ISLAND WITH CHA KWO LING IN ^a^T KOWLOON,+ HE SAID.

+ACCESS ROADS LEADING FROM THE TUNNEL TOLL PLAZA WILL JOIN

THE LEI YUE MUN ROAD AT AN INTERCHANGE.*

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED: +THE RAIL CROSSING WILL JOIN THE EXTENDED MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY’S KWUN TONG LINE AT THE NEW LAM TIN MTR STATIu. AND CONNECT WITH AN INTERCHANGE AT QUARRY BAY STATION.

♦THIS NEW RAIL SYSTEM WILL RELIEVE THE PREVAILING CONGESTION AT THE NATHAN ROAD CORRIDOR AND SHORTtN THE JOURNEY BETWEEN HONG KONG ISLAND AND EAST KOWLOON.

+THE TUNNEL IS SCHEDULED TO BE OPENED TO TRAFFIC IN LATE 193’ AND THE NEW ROAD AND RAIL LINKS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON DEVELOPMENT IN THE EASTERN KOWLOON AREA.*

OTHER AMENDMENTS TO THE PLAN INCi-UDE THE REZONING OF A ROAD RESERVE AND ADJOINING AREAS FROM +POSSIBLE LEI YUE MUN ROAD EXTENSION* TO +GOVERNMENT/INSTI TUTION/COMMUNITY, GREEN BELT, OPEN SPACE AND VILLAGE-TYPE DEVELOPMENT* TO REFLECT THEIR PROPuoc^ AND EXISTING USE.

THE PLANNING AREA’S NORTH-EASTERN AND SOUTH-EASTERN BOUNDARY AND THE LEI YUE MUN VILLAGE BOUNDARY HAVE ALSO BEEN AMENDED.

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DB MEMBERS CONCERNED ABOUT ROAD DIVERSION * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WERE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE ROAD DIVERSION SCHEME FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER AND MADE A SITE VISIT TO HO MAN TIN DURING RUSH HOURS THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING.

LED BY KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG, MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, SPENT ABOUT ONE-AND-A-HALF HOURS WALKING AROUND IN THE DISTRICT WHERE DIVERSIONS HAD BEEN IMPLEMENTED YESTERDAY.

THEY STROLLED ALONG WATERLOO ROAD, PUI CHING ROAD, PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD, PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, ARGYLE STREET AND SOARES AVENUE.

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL CLOSELY MONITOR TRAFFIC CONDITION AND WILL KEEP IN CLOSE LIAISON WITH VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT OFFICE, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE IN ORDER TO MINIMISE DISRUPTION TO THE PUBLIC.

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER, WHICH WILL PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC LANE, IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE.

THE NEW FLYOVER WILL HAVE TWO LANES ON BOTH THE SOUTH-BOUND AND NORTH-BOUND CARRIAGEWAYS.

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THE CURRENT CONSULTANCY STUDY ON THE TEXTILES AND GARMENT INDUSTRIES WILL HELP TO MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM OF INVESTMENT IN PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY ENHANCEMENT, THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, 14? K.Y. YEUNG, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR YEUNG SAID THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY WOULD HELP MANUFACTURERS TO FORMULATE OR SHARPEN THEIR DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

+THEY WILL ALSO BE OF USE TO THE INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT IN CONSIDERING THE NEED FOR PROVIDING ADEQUATE SUPPORT AND TECHNICAL BACK-UP FACILITIES FOR THE INDUSTRIES INVOLVED,* HE SAID.

♦THE STUDY IS EXPECTED TO PROVIDE USEFUL INDICATORS ON THE INDUSTRIES’ EXPORT POTENTIAL, ON THE BASIS OF PRODUCT-BY-MARKET ANALYSES AND FORECASTS.

/+IT SHOULD

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♦ IT SHOULD ADDITIONALLY POINT THE wAY TO HOW THIS POTENTIAL COULD BEST BE REALISED, THROUGH INVESTMENT, MARKETING AND OTHER MEANS.+

MR YEUNG WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING 0F THE SECOND PHASE COMPUTER KNITTING FACTORY OF LAWS FASHION KNITTERS LIMITED.

HF SAID THAT WHILE THE LAST TWO YEARS HAD BEEN ONE OF THE PDST DIFFICULT PERIODS FOR HONG KONG’S KNITWEAR INDUSTRY, THE INDUSTRY HAD PURCHASED, MAINLY FROM JAPAN, ABOU i $'+OO MILLION WORTH OF MODERN KNITTING EQUIPMENT.

♦LAWS’ SHARE IN THIS HAS DEEN MORE THAN $50 MILLION, OF WHICH THE FIRST $30 MILLION WORTH OF EQUIPMENT HAD BEEN INS.ALL:. AS EARLY AS APRIL 1985,+ HE NOTED.

MR YEUNG APPLAUDED THE COMPANY FOR ITS INVESTMENT IN PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY ENHANCEMENT AND ITS DECISION TO FURTH-K INVEST IN ITS COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING SYSTEM.

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SIX NT LOTS FOR SALE BY TENDER

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REGISTERED HOLDERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS A AND B) ARE BEING INVITED BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT TO TENDER FOR SIX LOTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THREE OF THE SITES ARE IN YUEN LONG AND THE OTHERS ARE IN FANLING, TUEN MUN AND SHA TIN.

THE YUEN LONG SITES, OF 760, 710 AND 412 SQUARE METRES, ARE AT YAU SAN STREET AND ARE FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL, BUT EXCLUDING GODOWN PURPOSES.

LOCATED CLOSE TO THE RAILWAY STATION, THE FANLING LOT OF 2.28 HECTARES IS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OVER A COMMERCIAL PODIUM, THE FIRST DEVELOPMENT OF ITS TYPE LOCALLY.

THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERER WILL BE REQUIRED UNDER THE BUILDING COVENANT TO BUILD UP TO 2 500 RESIDENTIAL FLATS WI TH A TOTAL GROSS FLOOR AREA NOT EXCEEDING 100 000 SQUARE METRES ABOVE THE THIRD LEVEL OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

THE COMMERCIAL PODIUM WILL PROVIDE A MAXIMUM OF 27 500 SQUARE METRES FOR SHOPS, PARKING SPACES, RECREATIONAL AREAS, COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND POSSIBLY A CHILDREN’S NURSERY.

THE SUPERSTRUCTURE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 31, 1993

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MEASURING 6 849 SQUARE METRES, THE TUEN MUN SITE LIES TO THE SOUTH OF CHI LOK FA YUEN. THE LOWER THREE FLOORS, INCLUDING THE BASEMENT (IF ANY), OF ITS DEVELOPMENT ARE FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL PURPOSES, AND THE REMAINING FLOORS ARE FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL USE.

ACCORDING TO THE BUILDING COVENANT, THE DEVELOPER HAS TO COMPLETE NOT LESS THAN 25 OOO SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE SITE BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1990.

ALSO FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, THE SITE AT TAI CHUNG KIU ROAD, SHA TIN, HAS AN AREA OF 5 598 SQUARE METRES. THE DEVELOPER WILL BE REQUIRED TO BUILD AT LEAST 17 000 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1990.

TENDERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS BY NOON ON JULY 25.

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MORE RECLAMATION PLANNED AT KWAI CHUNG

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RECLAMATION OF MORE FORESHORE AND SEABED OFF KWAI CHUNG IS PROPOSED IN CONNECTION WITH EXPANSION OF THE CONTAINER PORT.

DETAILS OF A PROPOSAL TO RECLAIM 5.4 HECTARES AT RAMBLER CHaNi* ADJACENT TO PILLAR ISLAND WERE GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE RECLAIMED LAND WILL BE USED OF THE CONTAINER PORT. 9

IN EXTENDING THE NORTHERN END

A SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT WILL ALSO BE BUILT ON THE SITE.

WORK ON THE RECLAMATION IS EXPECTED TO START IN AUGUST AND dE COMPLETED BY 1988.

WRITTEN OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSALS SHOULD REACH THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS BY AUGUST 26.

OTHER CONTAINER PORT EXPANSION WORK INCLUDES THE CONTAINER TERMINAL NO. 6 WHICH WILL COME INTO ABOUT 28 HECTARES OF LAND ARE TO BE RECLAIMED FOR

CONSTRUCTION OF OPERATION IN 1939 THIS PROJECT.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED * * * *

THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF LOWSONS CREDIT LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY HAS BEEN REVOKED AT ITS OWN REQUEST UNDER SECTION 14(2) OF THE DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE.

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PHOTO, PAINTING EXHIBITION ON DEVELOPMENT *****

A PHOTO AND PAINTING EXHIBITION ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT WILL BE HELD BETWEEN JUNE 30 AND JULY 2.

THE PUBLIC EXHIBITION HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICE. A MODEL OF THE TSING Yl NORTH BRIDGE WILL ALSO BE ON DISPLAY.

THE VENUE WILL BE THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174 HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

THE EXHIBITION WILL BE OPEN FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM ON JUNE 30 AND FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON JULY 1 AND 2.

KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR HO TUNG-CHING, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION AT 11 AM ON MONDAY (JUNE 30) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWAI CHUNG DISTRICT OFFICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION.

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TWO LUNCHTIME CONCERTS IN YAU MA TEI M M M *

MUSIC LOVERS WILL BE TREATED TO TWO FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERTS TO BE HELD AT THE YAU MA TEI MUSIC CENTRE ON JULY 2 AND JULY 9.

THE CONCERTS HAVE BEEN ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE TO PROMOTE RESIDENTS’ INTEREST IN MUSIC AS WELL AS TO PROVIDE FREE ENTERTAINMENT FOR OFFICE WORKERS. THEY WILL BEGIN AT 1.15 PM.

A SPOKESMAN-FOR THE MUSIC OFFICE NOTED THAT APART FROM GIVING INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TRAINING TO YOUNGSTERS THE OFFICE IS ALSO ACTIVc IN ORGANISING MUSICAL ACTIVITIES FOR THE PUBLIC.

♦LUNCHTIME CONCERTS ARE LESS FORMAL THAN THE USUAL ONES HEARD AT THE CONCERT HALL AND THERE IS A RELAXING ATMOSPHERE FOR THE AUDIENCE. MORE WILL BE ORGANISED IF THE RESPONSE IS GOOD,+ HE SA I J.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE POPULAR AND CLASSICAL PIECES PERFORMED BY THE BONES, A TROMBONE TRIO, IN THE FIRST CONCERT AND BY THE BAROQUE GUITAR ENSEMBLE IN THE SECOND.

ADMISSION WILL BE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS. FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED ON 3-7226240.

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CLOSURE OF TAI HA STREET PROPOSED * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE A PORTION OF Ta I HA STREET IN TSUEN WAN IN CONNECTION WITH THE REDEVELOPMENT OF TAI WO HAU ESTATE.

THE SECTION OF THE STREET FRONTING THE FORMER BLOCKS 8. 9 AND 10 IN THE ESTATE HAS TO BE CLOSED IN ORDER THAT SEVEN HOUSING BLOCKS CAN BE BUILT UNDER PHASE 3 OF THE REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME.

DURING THE COURSE OF THE REDEVELOPMENT WORK, A NEW SECTION CF ROAD WILL BE CONSTRUCTED. THE PROPOSED CLOSURE WILL ONLY TAKE PLACE AFTER THE NEW TAI HA STREET EXTENSION HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND OPENED.

PEDESTRIAN ACCESS WTLL'BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, ST. JOHN’S BUILDING, EIGHTH FLOOR, GARDEN ROAD, HONG KONG, BEFORE AUGUST 26.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE KO.

INDUSTRY CHIEF TO VISIT JAPAN ................... 1

SEMINAR ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN WONG TAI SIN..... 1

EASTERN DISTRICT YOUTH PROGRAMME OPENS TOMORROW .. 2

SEMINAR WILE FOCUS ON ROLE OF DB MEMBERS ........ J

CHANCE FOR YOUTH TO +REACH OUT+ ................. 4

LOANS OFFERED TO NEEDY STUDENTS ................. 5

PUTONGHUA TEACHING MATERIALS ON DISPLAY.......... 6

AUSTRALIAN CHORUS TO GIVE TWO CONCERTS .......... 6

reclamation for south lamha pier ................ 7

NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE INTRODUCED .............. 7

TEMPORARY ROaD CLOSURE IN KWUN TONG.............. 7

HEAVY VEHICLE BAN ON BURROWS STREET ............. 8

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1986

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INDUSTRY CHIEF TO VISIT JAPAN * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG, WILL BE FLYING TO JAPAN TOMORROW (SUNDAY) FOR A SEVEN-DAY INDUSTRIAL PROMOTION VISIT.

TO PROMOTE HONG KONG AS AN OFFSHORE BASE FOR JAPANESE MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT, THE DIRECTOR WILL BE SPEAKING TO JAPANESE MANUFACTURERS AT TWO SYMPOSIA, ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT, TO BE HELD IN TOKYO AND YOKOHAMA.

GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE SYMPOSIA WILL BE TWO JAPANESE INDUSTRIALISTS - MR T. MIYAKAWA, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF ASAHI OPTICAL INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, AND MR H. TANIGAWA, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL FAN MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED, -WHO WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE IN MANUFACTURING IN HONG KONG.

DURING THE TRIP, MR YEUNG WILL ALSO VISIT SOME JAPANESE FACTORIES AND WILL HOLD TALKS WITH OFFICIALS OF JAPAN EXTERNAL TRADE ORGANISATION (JETRO), MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY (MITI), YOKOHAMA CITY GOVERNMENT, AND YOKOHAMA INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE.

THE DIRECTOR IS DUE TO RETURN TO HONG KONG ON JULY 5.

SEMINAR ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN WONG TAI SIN ******

THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT 3 PM AT FUNG MING HALL, WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MR CHENG KAI-NAM AND MRS PAULINE NG, WILL BE PRESENT AS GUEST SPEAKERS. MR CHENG WILL SPEAK ON THE OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF CIVIC EDUCATION, AND MRS NG WILL SPEAK ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE TERRITORY IN GENERAL AND IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT IN PARTICULAR.

AFTER THE SEMINAR THERE WILL BE AN INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS.

THE TEAMS ARE FORMED BY PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY, UNDER A PROPOSAL MADE BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S WORKING GROUP ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

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SATUjJDaY, JUNE 2b, 1986

THERE ARE 13 CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS, SET UP IN EACH OF THE 13 AREA COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT.

+THE TEAMS WILL HELP SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF CIVIC EDUCATION TO MEMBERS OF THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OTHER SECTORS OF THE COMMUNITY,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WORKING GROUP SAID.

THE WORKING GROUP WAS SET UP UNDER THE BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE LAST DECEMBER. ITS PRIME OBJECTIVE IS TO ENHANCE RESIDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE ON CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES SO THAT THEY CAN TAKE A GREATER INTEREST IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 3 PM AT FUNG MING HALL, WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

EASTERN DISTRICT YOUTH * *

PROGRAMME OPENS TOMORROW * * *

THE EASTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME OPENING CEREMONY AND CIVIC EDUCATION DESIGN EXHIBITION WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT 2 PM AT THE KIANGSU AND CHEKIANG PRIMARY SCHOOL HALL IN NORTH POINT.

WITH $200 000, THE GREATEST AMOUNT DONATED BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB OVER THE YEARS TO EASTERN DISTRICT, LOCAL SCHOOLS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATIONS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ORGANISE HIGH QUALITY AND ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

THE PROGRAMME COVERS TRAINING COURSES, CARNIVALS, SPORTS AND GAMES, VISITS, RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, SERVICE PROJECTS AND FAM I LY-EDUC AT ION-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES,.

TO COINCIDE WITH THE YEAR-LONG +CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IN EASTERN DISTRICT*, THE MAJORITY OF ACTIVITIES WILL FOCUS ON FOSTERING COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITIES AND A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMMUNITY.

/TOMORROW'S

Saturday, juke 28, 1986

TOMORROW’S CEREMONY WILL INCLUDE 10 CIVIC-EDUCATION-ORIENTED GAME STALLS SET UP BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS, AN EXHIBITION OF OUTSTANDING PROJECTS OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION DESIGN COMPETITION HELD EARLIER THIS MONTH AND A VARIETY SHOW PERFORMED BY VARIOUS ARTISTES.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, THE REGIONAL SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER (HONG KONG), MR KWOK NAI-SIK, THE EASTERN DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR J.L. PETTENGELL, AND THE SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER (HONG KONG EAST), MR KWOK WAI-CHIU.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE +86 EASTERN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME OPENING CEREMONY AND CIVIC EDUCATION DESIGN EXHIBITION+ TOMORROW AT 2 PM AT KIANGSU AND CHEKIANG PRIMARY SCHOOL HALL, 30 CHING WAH STREET, NORTH POINT.

SEMINAR WILL FOCUS ON ROLE OF DB MEMBERS

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A SEMINAR ON +DEVELOPMENTS IN YUEN LONG FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS+ WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) IN YUEN LONG ESTATE AS ONE OF MANY CIVIC EDUCATION PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR THE DISTRICT.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND A LOCAL SERVICES CENTRE RUN BY THE FINNISH MISSIONARY SOCIETY, THE SEMINAR WILL FOCUS ON THE ROLE OF DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS IN THE CONSULTATION PROCESS CONCERNING LOCAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

THE SPEAKERS WILL BE MR ALAN WONG, ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (COMMUNITY AFFAIRS)- MR LEE KAE-BUN AND MR CHAN YAT-TUNG, YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND MR MAN CHU-KAM, HOUSING MANAGER OF THE YUEN LONG ESTATE.

HIGH PRIORITY IS BEING GIVEN TO THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION BY THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE THIS YEAR.

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SATURDAY, oUNE 28, 1986

THE OFFICE HAS ALREADY DRAWN UP A YEAR-LONG CAMPAIGN INCLUDING ACTIVITIES SUCH AS INTER-SCHOOLS QUIZZES, VISITS TO GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENTS, YOUTH STUDY CAMPS AND A CARNIVAL DURING LUNAR NEW YEAR.

IN ADDITION, A CIVIC EDUCATION CENTRE, DESIGNED TO PROVIDE REFERENCE MATERIALS AND INFORMATION TO STUDENTS AS WELL AS TO RESIDENTS, IS ALSO BEING PLANNED.

NOTE TO EDITORSt

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 4.30 PM TOMORROW AT THE BASKETBALL COURT AT YUEN LONG ESTATE. AN EXHIBITION ON THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE HELD.

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CHANCE FOR YOUTH TO +REACH OUT+ ******

YOUNG PEOPLE IN YUEN LONG WILL BE ABLE TO +REACH OUT+ BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME IN THE DISTRICT, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MADAM LEUNG SHING-TAK, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE YUEN LONG SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME THIS EVENING, MADAM LEUNG SAID THE PROGRAMME WOULD GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT A GOOD OPPORTUNITY +T0 GET TO KNOW HONG KONG+.

SHE SAID THAT OWING TO THE RELATIVE DISTANCE OF YUEN LONG FROM THE URBAN AREAS, YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT, ESPECIALLY PRIMARY STUDENTS IN THE MORE REMOTE VILLAGES, HAD LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF OTHER DISTRICTS.

+IN VIEW OF THIS, WHEN WE WORKED OUT THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, SPECIAL EFFORTS WERE MADE TO INCLUDE VISITS TO VARIOUS PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE URBAN AREAS, SUCH AS THE SPACE MUSEUM, A SOFT DRINKS FACTORY AND A BAKERY,+ SHE SAID.

THESE VISITS ARE AMONG SOME 135 ACTIVITIES BEING ARRANGED BY 29 ORGANISATIONS WITH FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB AND THE DISTRICT BOARD.

A YOUTH CONCERT BY THE HONG KONG CHINESE ORCHESTRA, PERFORMING POPULAR TITLES INCLUDING THE +BUTTERFLY LOVERS+ CONCERTO, MARKED THE OPENING OF THE DISTRICT’S PROGRAMME.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN. MR TAI KUEN- DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON, AND VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, MR MA NING-HEI.

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LOANS OFFERED TO NEEDY STUDENTS

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ASSISTANCE FROM two STUDENT LOAN FUNDS IS AGAIN BEING OFFERED TO NEEDY STUDENTS AT POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW INVITED FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR THE YEAR 1986-87 FROM THE HONG KONG ROTARY CLUB STUDENTS’ LOAN FUND AND THE STANDARD-SING TAO FAT CHOY DRIVE STUDENTS LOAN FUND.

THE MAXIMUM INTEREST-FREE LOAN VARIES FROM Si 920 PER ANNUM FOR A SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT TO S2 780 PER ANNUM FOR A POSTSECONDARY STUDENT.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY A JOINT COMMITTEE FOR THE TWO LOAN FUNDS AND PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO APPLICANTS WHO ARE NEARING COMPLETION OF THEIR STUDIES.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ENTER INTO A FORMAL UNDERTAKING TO REPAY LOANS BY INSTALMENTS OF AT LEAST 10 PER C"“T OF THEIR MONTHLY SALARY FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THEIR STUDIES.

THE LOAMS ARE MADE ON A YEARLY BASIS. NEW APPLICANTS AND PRESENT RECIPIENTS WHO WISH TO APPLY FOR FURTHER LOANS FOR THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR MUST COMPLETE A PRESCRIBED FORM.

THE FORMS FOR UNDERGRADUATES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DEAN STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THE ASSISTANT SECRETA-'V OF STUDENT AFFAIRS OF THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, THr STUDENTS WELFARE OFFICERS OF BOTH HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND CITV POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG, AND THE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OF HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FROM STUDENTS OF THESE FIVE POST-SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS WILL BE OCTOBER 16.

STUDENTS AT POST-SECONDARY COLLEGES, TECHNICAL INSTITUTES AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS WISHING TO APPLY FOR LOANS ARE ADVISED TO OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION, FIFTH FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, 33-37 HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY. COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SAME OFFICE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 6.

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PUTONGHUA TEACHING MATERIALS ON DISPLAY

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A DISPLAY OF PUTONGHUA TEACHING MATERIALS AT PRIMARY LEVEL WILL BE HELD AT THE CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT 9A BONHAM ROAD, STARTING ON TUESDAY (JULY 1).

AIMED AT INTRODUCING TO TEACHERS THE DESIGN OF RESOURCES MATERIALS FOR PUTONGHUA TEACHING, THE DISPLAY IS ORGANISED BY THE CHINESE LANGUAGE TEACHING CENTRE.

ON SHOW WILL BE A VARIETY OF READING MATERIALS, LANGUAGE TAPES, LEARNING KITS AND TEACHING AIDS PRODUCED BY THE PUTONGHUA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

PUTONGHUA TEACHERS AND THOSE INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE DISPLAY WHICH WILL CONTINUE UNTIL JULY 12.

IT WILL BE OPEN ON WEEKDAYS FROM 9 AM TO 12.30 PM AND FROM 2 PM TO 4.30 PM- AND BETWEEN 9 AM AND 11.30 AM ON SATURDAYS.

MEMBERS OF THE PUTONGHUA CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT TEAM WILL BE ON HAND TO EXPLAIN THE DESIGN AND USE OF THE TEACHING MATERIALS.

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AUSTRALIAN CHORUS TO GIVE TWO CONCERTS

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THE SYDNEY CONSERVATOR I UM CHORALE, A RENOWNED CHORUS FROM AUSTRALIA, WILL PERFORM AT TWO CONCERTS ORGANISED BY THE MUSIC OFFICE.

THE FIRST CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT GOOD HOPE SCHOOL ON MONDAY (JUNE 30) FROM 10 AM TO 11 AM. THE SECOND WILL BE GIVEN AT ST JOHN’S CATHEDRAL ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 2) FROM 1.15 PM TO 1.45 PM.

THE CHORAL PROGRAMME INCLUDES AUSTRALIAN MUSIC, AND WORKS BY MORLEY, BACH, BRAHMS AND MOZART.

THE CHORALE HAS PERFORMED ON TELEVISION AND AT MANY VENUES IN THE STATE OF NEW SOUTH WALES. IT TOURED NEW ZEALAND LAST YEAR.

ADMISSION TO THE TWO CONCERTS IS FREE. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-428127.

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RECLAMATION FOR SOUTH LAMMA PIER * * * * *

AN AR-A OF ABOUT 240 SQUARE METRES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED IS TO BE GRANTED TO SOUTH LAMMA RURAL COMMITTEE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A 32-SQUARE—METRE PIER AT MO TAT WAN.

IT IS INTENDED THAT WORK ON THE PROJECT, WHICH INVOLVES DREDGING AND LEVELLING OF THE SEABED AND INSTALLING PRE-CAST CONCRETE BLOCKS, SHOULD START IN SEPTEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN TWO MONTHS.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA AFFECTED IS DESCRIBED IN THE LATEST GAZETTE AND ANY PERSON OBJECTING TO THE WORKS SHOULD WRITE TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS BY AUGUST 26.

NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE INTRODUCED

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A NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE - 51M - PLYING BETWEEN RICHLAND GARDENS IN KOWLOON BAY AND TELFORD GARDEN IN NGAU TAU KOK, WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL FROM MONDAY (JUNE 30), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THE ROUTE, WHICH IS A FEEDER SERVICE, WILL PROVIDE A CONVENIENT LINK FROM RICHLAND GARDENS TO THE KOWLOON BAY MTR STATION AND NGAU TAU KOK AREA. WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE ROUTE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES IN KOWLOON BAY WILL ALSO BE STRENGTHENED.

THE SERVICE WILL OPERATE FROM 6.20 AM TO 12.20 AM AT FIVE MINUTES INTERVAL. THE FARE WILL BE Si FOR SINGLE JOURNEY.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE IN KaUN TONG

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THE WESTBOUND SECTION OF wA I YIP STREET, KwuN TONG, BETwEEN THE HOI YUEN ROAD-WAI YIP STREET ROUNDABOUT AND TSUN YIP STREET, WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 1.30 AM TO 5.30 AM ON TUESDAY (JULY 1). THE CLOSURE WILL FACILITATE INSTALLATION OF A TRANSFORMER AT THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY’S SUBSTATION IN HOI YUEN ROAD.

MOTORISTS ON LEI YUE MUN ROAD AND CHA KwO LING ROAD HEADING FOR *AI YIP STREET WESTBOUND ARE ADVISED TO USE KWUN TONG ROAD, LAI YIP STREET, HOI BUN ROAD, TSUN YIP STREET AND WAI YIP STREET.

SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 1936

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HEAVY VEHICLE BAN ON BURROWS STREET

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OWING TO DRAINAGE WORK, THE EXISTING BAN ON VEHICLES EXCEEDING FOUR TONNES'* GROSS ON THE SECTION OF BURROWS STREET BETWEEN JOHNSTON ROAD AND WAN CHAI ROAD WILL REMAIN IN FORCE FOR ANOTHER SIX WEEKS FRO” IQ AM ON TUESDAY (JULY 1).

THE MEASURE HAS BEEN IN EFFECT SINCE MAY 1 TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, JUNS 2?, 1?86

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ACAN SEEKING YOUTH VOLUNTEERS................................ 1

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMIE PUBLICITY CAMPAIQJ BEGINS ............ 2

EDUCATION TEAMS TO FOSTER GOOD CITIZENSHIP .................. 3

TSUEN WAN DB TO DISCUSS DAYA BAY PLANT ...................... 4

PUBLIC URGED TO SUPPORT ANTI-RABIES DRIVE ................... 5

ATLA HEARING BEGINS TOMORROW................................. 6

EMPLOYERS URGED TO MAKE TYPHOON ARRANGEMENTS ................ 6

LANDLORDS WARNED AGAINST HARASSMENT.......................... 7

318 MILLION CONTRACT TO IMPROVE ROAD ........................ 8

NET/ IDENTITY CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN BETWEEN 1921-1925 ........ 8

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR MALTA OFFERED .................. 10

REFUSE DISPOSAL FACILITY AT PEAK ROAD ....................... 11

DOUGLAS STREET TEMPORARILY RE-ROUTED ........................ 11

FANLING WATER CUT

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ACAN SEEKING YOUTH VOLUNTEERS *****

THE YOUTH VOLUNTEER GROUP OF THE ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) IS LAUNCHING AN EXERCISE TO RECRUIT ENTHUSIASTIC AND RESOURCEFUL YOUNG PEOPLE TO HELP FIGHT THE DRUG PROBLEM IN HONG KONG.

DISCLOSING THIS AT THE WEEKEND, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE NARCOTICS DIVISION OF THE GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SAID THE FUNCTION OF THE GROUP IS TO ASSIST IN IMPLEMENTING PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY PROJECTS ORGANISED BY ACAN.

+THE GROUP IS ESTABLISHED WITH THE AIM OF TRAINING AND ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE AND DIRECT PART IN ANTI-NARCOTICS WORK,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THROUGH THEIR PARTICIPATION IN ACAN’S COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES AND SELF-INITlATED PROJECTS, THEY WILL CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TOWARDS A WORTHY SOCIAL CAUSE IN SPREADING THE ANTI-NARCOTICS MESSAGE.

+ANOTHER FEATURE IS THAT THE VOLUNTEERS ARE OF THE SAME AGE LEVEL AS THE YOUTHS AT RISK. THEY SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE AND CAN THUS SPREAD THE ANT I-NARCOTICS MESSAGE MORE EFFECTIVELY.*

SINCE ITS ESTABLISHMENT IN SEPTEMBER 1981, THE VOLUNTEER

GROUP HAS PARTICIPATED IN 110 ANTI-NARCOTICS PREVENTIVE EDUCATION AND PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CONCERTS, SEMINARS, TRAINING CAMPS, RUNNING RACE, WATER CARNIVAL AND OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY ACAN. IT IS ALSO CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN AND MOST WIDELY RECOGNISED VOLUNTEER GROUPS IN THE TERRITORY.

MEMBERS OF THE GROUP ARE ALL HIGHLY MOTIVIATED AND ENTHUSIASTIC YOUNG PEOPLE COMING FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE. THEY MAKE USE OF THEIR LEISURE TIME IN THE EVENINGS AND DURING HOLIDAYS TO CARRY OUT THE WORK.

TRAINING PROGRAMMES TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE

WILL BE ORGANISED FOR NEW MEMBERS NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNIQUES.

THE RECRUITMENT EXERCISE IS NOW OPEN TO ALL YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 18 AND 28 YEARS, WITH A MINIMUM OF FORM FIVE EDUCATION STANDARD.

EACH APPLICATION WILL BE EXAMINED BY A SELECTION BOARD.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2$, 1?86

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES; THE AGENCY FOR VOLUNTEER SERVICE AT ROOM 101, DUKE OF WINDSOR SOCIAL SERVICE BUILDING, 15 HENNESSY ROAD, HONG KONG, OR AT ROOM 409, TUNG PING BUILDING, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD, MONG KOK KOWLOON. AND THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, EIGHTH FLOOR, HIGH BLOCK, 66 QUEENSWAY, HONG KONG.

COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE NARCOTICS DIVISION BY JULY 19.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO THE DIVISION AT 5-8622762.

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YOUTH PROGRAMME PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN

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BEGINS

A PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN CARRYING THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME (SYP), +CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY’ GET TO KNOW IT BETTER*, WILL BE LAUNCHED ON TUESDAY (JULY 1) TO ENCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAMME.

THE PUBLICITY MATERIAL, FEATURING VARIOUS SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN A LIVELY CARTOON FORM, INCLUDES A POSTER, AND A TELEVISION ANNOUNCEMENT OF PUBLIC INTEREST. A LEAFLET GIVING INFORMATION, TOGETHER WITH AN APPLICATION FORM, IS AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES.

THIS YEAR, OVER 10 000 HEALTHY AND ENJOYABLE ACTIVITIES AIMED AT PROVIDING A MEANINGFUL SUMMER FOR 1.5 MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN SIX AND 25 HAVE BEEN ORGANISED BY THE 19 DISTRICT BOARDS, VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.

THESE RANGE FROM THE MORE RECREATIONAL-ORIENTED ACTIVITIES SUCH AS CAMPING, CARNIVALS AND SPORTS TO THOSE INTENDED TO HEIGHTEN YOUNG PEOPLE’S CIVIC AWARENESS SUCH AS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS, LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMMES AND SEMINARS.

IN SUPPORT OF THE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN, THE POPULAR +SWINGING SUMMER* TV SERIES, JOINTLY PRESENTED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, WILL BRING FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT TO BOTH THE YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATING AND HOME VIEWERS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER MONTHS.

AN SYP EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN DURING PREVIOUS SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES IS NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT SHA TIN NEW TOWN PLAZA, LEVEL 1. IT WILL BE THERE UNTIL JULY 3.

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EDUCATION TEAMS TO FOSTER * * * * *

GOOD CITIZENSHIP *

THIRTEEN CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS, COMPRISING ABOUT 130 MEMBERS, WERE OFFICIALLY FORMED TODAY (SUNDAY) AT AN INAUGURATION CEREMONY ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD’S WORKING GROUP ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

THE CEREMONY, HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR, WAS THE FIRST ACTIVITY ORGANISED BY THE WORKING GROUP FOR 1986-87.

THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS WOULD HELP THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE GOVERNMENT TO DETERMINE THE SCOPE OF CIVIC EDUCATION THAT WAS NEEDED, THE ACTING DISTRICT OFFICER, MR NG HON-WAH, SAID.

+THE FORMATION OF THE TEAMS WILL PROVIDE A CHANCE FOR THE RESIDENTS TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS AND MORE WILLING TO PUT THE PUBLIC INTEREST BEFORE THEIR OWN,* MR NG SAID.

THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS WERE SET UP UNDER THE 13 AREA COMMITTEES IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT.

MEMBERS COME FROM A CROSS-SECT I ON OF THE COMMUNITY, AND INCLUDE FACTORY WORKERS, LAWYERS, TEACHERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, MERCHANTS AND HOUSEWIVES.

THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, PRAISED THE TEAM MEMBERS FOR THEIR ENTHUSIASM.

+THEIR PARTICIPATION IN CIVIC EDUCATION SETS AN*EXAMPLE IN GOOD CITIZENSHIP,* HE SAID.

+THE DISTRICT BOARD PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN ADVISING THE GOVERNMENT AND IN ASSISTING PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES IN CIVIC EDUCATION.*

MR CHENG NOTED THAT A WORKING GROUP ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION WAS SET UP UNDER THE BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE IN DECEMBER.

A NUMBER OF PUBLIC MEETINGS HAD BEEN ORGANISED BY THE GROUP FOR THE URBAN COUNCIL ELECTIONS IN MARCH AND THESE HAD DRAWN A GOOD RESPONSE FROM RESIDENTS.

+THE FORMATION OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS IS THE SECOND STEP TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE CIVIC AWARENESS OF THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

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THE LEADER OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS AND ACTING GROUP LEADER OF THE WORKING GROUP ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT, MR LEE MAN-KWONG, SAID THE TEAM MEMBERS WOULD HELP PASS ON THE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS THROUGH VISITS, SEMINARS, AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

THE TEAMS WOULD ALSO SUPPORT, AT THE AREA LEVEL, ALL FUNCTIONS ORGANISED BY THE WORKING GROUP.

ALSO SPEAKING AT TODAY’S SEMINAR WERE TWO MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MR CHENG KAI-NAM AND MRS PAULINE NG.

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SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WILL BE RAISED AT THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING ON TUESDAY (JULY 1).

MEMBERS WILL INQUIRE HOW HONG KONG WILL BE PROTECTED FROM ANY POSSIBLE HARMFUL EFFECTS ARISING FROM THE PROJECT.

IN OTHER MATTERS, MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE REVISED DISTRICT BOARD STANDING ORDERS, ILLEGAL STRUCTURES, AND CRIME AT CARPARKS.

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A REPORT ON THE WORK OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND REPORTS BY BOARD COMMITTEES WILL BE TABLED.

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE’ REGIONAL COUNCIL ON THE SECOND FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TO BE HELD ON JULY 1.

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PUBLIC URGED TO SUPPORT ANTI-RABIES DRIVE *****

THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT HAS URGED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-RABIES DRIVE BY HAVING THEIR DOGS INOCULATED AND LICENSED IF THEY HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO.

THEY CAN DO THIS BY CALLING AT ANY OF THE FOUR GOVERNMENT KENNELS AND 19 DOG INOCULATION AND LICENSING CENTRES THROUGHOUT THE TERRITORY, INCLUDING LANTAO ISLAND AND CHEUNG CHAU.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID: +DOG OWNERS SHOULD MAKE GOOD USE OF THESE FREE FACILITIES. EACH VACCINATION IS GOOD FOR THREE YEARS AND AFTER THAT RE-1NOCULATI ON IS NECESSARY TO KEEP UP THE DOG’S IMMUNITY.*

APART FROM THE FREE SERVICES AT THESE KENNELS AND CENTRES, HE SAID, THE DEPARTMENT’S MOBILE INOCULATION TEAMS WILL CONTINUE TO VISIT RURAL VILLAGES TO MAKE THEIR SERVICES AVAILABLE TO DOG OWNERS THERE.

IN JULY, THEY WILL CALL ON VILLAGES IN TUEN MUN, TSUEN WAN AND TAI PO AS WELL AS ON MARICULTURE RAFTS IN THE FISH CULTURE ZONES OF PO TOI 0, TIN HA WAN, SHAM WAN AND TAP MUN.

THE TAI PO VILLAGES WHICH THE TEAMS WILL VISIT FROM JULY 1 TO 31 ARE TAI OM SHAN, TAI OM TSUEN, SIU OM TSUEN, CHAI KOK, NG TUNG CHAI, TAI YEUNG TSE, TAI MEI TUK, LUNG MEI, LO TSZ TIN, TUNG TSZ A SHAN, WAI HA, SAN TAU KOK, PO SAM PAI, SAM MUN TSAI, SHUEN WAN SHA LAN, SHUEN WAN JIM UK, SHUEN WAN LEE UK AND SHUEN WAN CHAN UK.

VISITS WILL BE MADE TO TUEN MUN VILLAGES FROM JULY 1 TO 10. THESE INCLUDE SO KWUN WAT, SO KWUN WAT SAN TSUEN, SIU SAU TSUEN, SIU SAU SHEUNG TSUEN, KA WO LANE, SIU LAM, SIU LAM SAN TSUEN, KIU ON TSUEN, TAI LAM CHUNG, WONG UK AND WU UK.

THE INOCULATION TEAMS WILL VISIT TSUEN WAN VILLAGES FROM JULY 11 TO 31. THESE INCLUDE TSING LUNG TAU, YUEN TUN, TSING FAI TONG, SHAM TSENG, HON MAN TSUEN, PAI MIN KOK, YAU KOM TAU, TING KAU, CHAI WAN KOK AND FU YUNG SHAN.

THE DOGS AND CATS ORDINANCE REQUIRES OWNERS TO HAVE DOGS OVER FIVE MONTHS’ OLD INOCULATED AND LICENSED. VIOLATIONS MAY LEAD TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $5 000 AND SIX MONTHS' IMPRISONMENT, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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ATLA HEADING BEGINS TOMORROW * * * *

1Urtlll™E AIR TRANSPORT LICENSING AUTHORITY WILL HOLD A PUBLIC FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS BY THE AIRLINES LIMITED AND CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ?^-rHC^,N<?ES T0 0PERATE SCHEDULED SERVICES FROM HONG KONG TO, INTER ALIA, AMSTERDAM, LONDON AND MANCHESTER, AND

VERSA.

VICE

THE HEARING, SCHEDULED FOR FIVE DAYS UNTIL FRIDAY (JULY 4), WILL TAKE PLACE AT COURT NO. 7 ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF THE SUPREME COURT, QUEENSWAY. IF NECESSARY, IT MAY CONTINUE BEYOND JULY 4.

JULY 4.

THE DAILY HOURS OF SITTING ARE FROM 9.30 AM TO 11 TO 1 PM AND 2.15 PM TO 4.30 PM.

AM, 11.30 AM

THERE WILL BE A FIVE-MINUTE PHOTOCALL SESSION FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES FROM 9.30 AM TOMORROW (MONDAY) IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE OPENING OF THE HEARING.

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EMPLOYERS URGED TO MAKE TYPHOON ARRANGEMENTS * * * *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT HAS URGED EMPLOYERS TO REACH PRIOR AGREEMENT WITH THEIR EMPLOYEES ON WORKING ARRANGEMENTS CONCERNING TYPHOONS IN ORDER TO AVOID CONFUSION OR DISPUTES.

SUCH AN AGREEMENT SHOULD INCLUDE RULES FOR REPORTING TO WORK, FOR RELEASING EMPLOYEES FROM WORK, AND THE METHOD OF CALCULATING WAGES TO BE PAID UNDER VARIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID THAT ALTHOUGH THE LAW DID NOT LAY DOWN ANY PARTICULAR PROVISIONS, IT WOULD BE TO THE BENEFIT OF EMPLOYERS IF THEY AND THEIR EMPLOYEES COULD COME TO SUCH AN AGREEMENT. THE AGREEMENT SHOULD TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE NATURE OF EMPLOYMENT, INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE’S PLACE OF RESIDENCE, AVAILABILITY OF TRANSPORT AND OTHER RELEVANT FACTORS.

DURING A TYPHOON, EMPLOYERS SHOULD GIVE PRIOR CONSIDERATION TO THEIR EMPLOYEES’ SAFETY, BOTH AT THE PLACE OF WORK AND IN GETTING TO, OR LEAVING, THEIR HOMES.

+NORMALLY, EMPLOYERS SHOULD NOT REQUIRE EMPLOYEES TO REPORT FOR DUTY OR TO CONTINUE WITH THEIR WORK WHEN TYPHOON SIGNAL NO. 8 OR A HIGHER SIGNAL IS HOISTED, OR WHEN PUBLIC TRANSPORT IS ABOUT TO STOP,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 1986

♦ THIS HOWEVER, DOES NOT APPLY TO THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL OR EMERGENCY DUTIES DURING A TYPHOON.*

EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE DIFFICULTY IN DRAFTING OR PREPARING AGREEMENTS CONCERNING TYPHOON ARRANGEMENTS MAY APPROACH THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR ADVICE.

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LANDLORDS WARNED AGAINST HARASSMENT * * * *

A RATING AND VALUATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN HAS REMINDED LANDLORDS AND PRINCIPAL TENANTS THAT THEY SHOULD STRICTLY OBSERVE THE PROVISIONS AGAINST HARASSMENT IN THE LANDLORD AND TENANT (CONSOLIDATION) ORDINANCE OR ELSE THEY WOULD BE LIABLE TO FACE PROSECUTION.

HE CITED A RECENT CASE IN WHICH THE WIFE OF A PRINCIPAL TENANT WAS SENTENCED TO A FINE OF $5 000, OR THREE MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT IN DEFAULT OF PAYMENT, IN KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT. THE WOMAN WAS ACCUSED OF PERSISTENTLY WITHHOLDING ELECTRICITY SUPPLY REASONABLY REQUIRED FOR THE OCCUPATION OF A CUBICLE AS A DWELLING WITH INTENT TO EVICT THE SUB-TENANT, CONTRARY TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE ORDINANCE.

THE COURT WAS TOLD THE WOMAN HIRED AN ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN TO DISCONNECT THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO THE CUBICLE, WHICH WAS IN A POST-WAR BUILDING IN SHAM SHU I PO.

DESPITE REPEATED REQUESTS BY THE SUB-TENANT AND CONCILIATION AND ADVISORY SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT’S RENT OFFICERS, THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY WAS NOT RECONNECTED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IT WAS A SERIOUS OFFENCE TO HARASS TENANTS.

+ANY PERSON WHO UNLAWFULLY DEPRIVES TENANTS OF THEIR OCCUPATION OF PREMISES OR WITHDRAWS OR WITHHOLDS SERVICES REASONABLY REQUIRED FOR OCCUPATION OF THE PREMISES AS A DWELLING IS LIABLE ON CONVICTION TO A FINE OF $500 000 AND, IN ADDITION, ON A SECOND OR SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION, TO IMPRISONMENT FOR 12 MONTHS,* HE SAID.

+ANY ILLEGAL GAIN AS A. RESULT OF EVICTING THE TENANT WILL BE FORFEITED AND THE COURT MAY ORDER THE CONVICTED PERSON TO COMPENSATE THE TENANT’S LOSSES,* HE ADDED.

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$18 MILLION CONTRACT TO IMPROVE ROAD *****

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED AN $18 MILLION CONTRACT FOR STAGE ONE OF IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SECTION OF MAN KAM TO ROAD, FROM JOCKEY CLUB ROAD TO LIN MA HANG ROAD.

STAGE ONE INCLUDES WIDENING THE THREE-KILOMETRE CARRIAGEWAY FROM SIX TO 10.3 METRES TO ALLOW FOR THREE TRAFFIC LANES.

IT ALSO INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 1.6-METRE-WIDE FOOTPATH ALONG THE CARRIAGEWAY, THE PROVISION OF RETAINING WALLS AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE WORKS.

TENDERS FOR STAGE TWO OF THE IMPROVEMENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CALLED EARLY NEXT MONTH. THIS STAGE WILL INVOLVE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF TWO BRIDGES ON JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FIVE REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS AND A VEGETABLE STATION ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD.

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NEW IDENTITY CARDS FOR WOMEN BORN BETWEEN 1921-1925 ******

WOMEN BORN IN 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924 AND 1925 ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS BETWEEN JUNE 30 AND AUGUST 2.

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, ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS TO PROVIDE 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 s BASEMENT, 151 GLOUCESTER ROAD, 5-747070

WAN CHAI.

EAST KOWLOON s AMOY GARDEN PLAZA, SECOND FLOOR, 3-7553679

77 NGAU TAU KOK ROAD.

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WEST KOWLOON : CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, 3-7232442 SECOND FLOOR, 393 CANTON ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI.

TSUEN WAN s EAST ASIAN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 0-4981259

GROUND FLOOR, 29-37 TSUEN FU STREET.

SHA TIN • SHA TIN CENTRE, PODIUM FLOOR, 0-6059108

2-16 WANG POK STREET.

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

31 HOP YICK ROAD.

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SHEUNG SHU I

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

: TSUEN WO TAI LAU, GROUND FLOOR, 0-927155 82-84 SAN FUNG AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI.

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

THE SPOKESMAN PHASE ARE IN THEIR AND IT COULD CAUSE ISSUE OFFICES.

SAID THAT AS ALL THE APPLICANTS IN THE COMING SIXTIES, SOME OF THEM MIGHT BE IN POOR HEALTH, THEM HARDSHIP AND INCONVENIENCE TO GO TO THE

HE THEREFORE REMINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT UNDER THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS REGULATIONS, PERSONS WHO ARE AGED, BLIND OR INFIRM, 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,* HE SAID, +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.

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.

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

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

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COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP FOR MALTA OFFERED

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THE GOVERNMENT OF MALTA IS OFFERING A SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF MALTA AT UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL TO A STUDENT FROM A COMMONWEALTH COUNTRY OR TERRITORY AND APPLICATIONS FROM HONG KONG RESIDENTS ARE NOW INVITED.

HONG KONG WILL NOMINATE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SUITABLE CANDIDATES FOR COURSES LEADING TO THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (HONS), BACHELOR OF PHARMACEUTICAL TECHNOLOGY (HONS) AND BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ACCOUNTANCY (HONS).

THE SCHOLARSHIP, AWARDED UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN, WILL BE TENABLE FOR THE DURATION OF THE COURSES OF FOUR TO FIVE YEARS FOR WHICH THE CANDIDATE IS SELECTED.

UNDER THE .WORKER-STUDENT SCHEME, COURSES ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO EQUAL PHASES OF STUDY AND WORK.

THE AWARD WILL INCLUDE THE PAYMENT OF ROUND-TRIP FARE, A SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE, A MARRIAGE ALLOWANCE PROVIDED THAT THE WIFE ACCOMPANYING THE HUSBAND TO MALTA IS NOT IN EMPLOYMENT.

IN ADDITION, THE APPROVED TUITION, LABORATORY AND EXAMINATION FEES, BOOK AND EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR THE WHOLE COURSE AND FREE MEDICAL TREATMENT IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS WILL ALSO BE AWARDED.

PERMANENT HONG KONG RESIDENTS AGED BETWEEN 17 AND 25 ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.

AN APPLICANT MUST BE ACADEMICALLY QUALIFIED FOR ADMISSION TO A BRITISH UNIVERSITY FOR RELATED COURSES LEADING TO THE DEGREE.

CANDIDATES WHO ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THE AWARD MUST SATISFY CERTAIN LANGUAGE, HEALTH AND IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE SECRETARY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS SELECTION COMMITTEE, OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, FIFTH FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY.

COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE SAME OFFICE BEFORE JULY 22.

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REFUSE DISPOSAL FACILITY AT PEAK ROAD X X i X X

A SINGLE-STOREY STRUCTURE CONTAINING A REFUSE CHAMBER AND A STORE ROOM IS TO BE BUILT ON A 40-SQUARE-METRE SITE AT THE NORTHERN END OF PEAK ROAD.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN SEPTEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN SEVEN MONTHS.

TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT ARE BEING INVITED BY THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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DOUGLAS STREET TEMPORARILY RE-ROUTED * * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 2), DOUGLAS STREET, CURRENTLY A BUS-ONLY LANE FROM 7 AM TO 11 PM DAILY, WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND FOR ABOUT FOUR WEEKS. THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE ROAD WORKS IN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

VEHICLES HEADING FOR DOUGLAS STREET BETWEEN 11 PM AND 7 AM WILL BE DIVERTED VIA POTTINGER STREET AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

CMB ROUTES 81M, 90M AND 781 ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO CENTRAL WILL BE RE-ROUTED VIA POTTINGER STREET AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL TO TERMINATE AT DOUGLAS STREET. ON THEIR JOURNEYS FROM CENTRAL, THEY WILL BE RE-ROUTED VIA CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND POTTINGER STREET TO RE-JOIN DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

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FANLING WATER CUT * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN FANLING WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 2) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG SHA TAU KOK ROAD BOUNDED BY BRIDGE NO. 3 AND SHA TAU KOK MARKET, INCLUDING KO PO VILLAGE, KO PO NORTH VILLAGE, HUNG LENG TSUEN, KAN TAU TSUEN, TAN CHUK HANG TSUEN, SAN UK TSAI TSUEN, HOK TAU TSUEN, TUNG SHAN HA TSUEN, KAI TAU LENG TSUEN, MA MEI HA TSUEN, TAI TONG WU TSUEN, LOI TUNG TSUEN, MAN UK PIN TSUEN, WO HANG TSUEN, MA TSEUK LENG TSUEN, SHEK KU I TSUEN, AU HA TSUEN, SHEK CHUNG AU TSUEN, WU SHEK KOK TSUEN, TONG TO TSUEN, SHA TAU KOK NEW VILLAGE, TAM SHU I HANG TSUEN, KON HA TSUEN, SHAN TSUI TSUEN, YIM LIU HA TSUEN AND SHA TAU KOK MARKET.

ALSO AFFECTED IS THE AREA ALONG PING CHE ROAD FROM SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO TA KWU LING, INCLUDING PING CHE TSUEN, SHAN KAI SHEUNG TSUEfl, SHAN KAI HA TSUEN, PING YEUNG TSUEN, LEI UK TSUEN, FUNG WONG WU TSUEN, LO SHUE LING TSUEN, KAN TAU WAI TSUEN, TONG FONG TSUEN, TA KWU LING TSUEN AND CHUK YUEN TSUEN.

LAU SHU I HEUNG ROAD FROM SHA TAU KOK ROAD TO LAU SHU I HEUNG TSUEN, INCLUDING SAN TONG PO TSUEN AND LAU SHUI HEUNG TSUEN, ARE ALSO AFFECTED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, JUNE JO, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE no.

SURVEY OF BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION, Rx.AL ESTATE SECTORS .........................................   1

REVISED RATES FOR PARCELS, SPEEDPOST ............... 1

WONG TAI SIN DB TO DISCUSS DAYA BAY PROJECT ........ 2

MONG KOK SCHOOLS PROMOTING CIVIC AWARENESS ......... 3

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS JSEA REPORT ................... 4

BETTER ACCESS FOR TIN SHUT WAI VILLAGES ............ 5

SCHOOLS SUMMER DANCE DAY 1986 TO BE STAGED........ 5

MORE GYMNASTIC SHIPMENT FOR GOOD HEALTHY FUN .... 6

TAI WAI TEMPORARY STATION BEING DEMOLISHED........ 7

ORGANISED TRAINING FOR PRECISION TOOL MAKERS ....... 7

WATER STORAGE FIGURE ............................... 8

WATER CUTS IN THREE AREAS

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SURVEY OF BUILDING, CONSTRUCT I ON, REAL ESTATE SECTORS ******

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT HAS PUBLISHED A STATISTICAL REPORT ENTITLED +1984 SURVEY OF BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE SECTORS*.

THE REPORT CONTAINS COMPREHENSIVE STATISTICAL TABLES ON THE STRUCTURAL AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SECTOR; REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT; ARCHITECTURAL, SURVEYING AND PROJECT ENGINEERING SERVICES’ AND THE REAL ESTATE LEASING, BROKERAGE AND MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES SECTOR.

THE INFORMATION RELATING TO 1984 WAS COLLECTED FROM ESTABLISHMENTS IN THESE SECTORS IN A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT BETWEEN APRIL 1985 AND EARLY THIS YEAR.

THE REPORT ALSO CONTAINS SUMMARY TABLES ON PAST DATA TO SHOW THE DEVELOPMENTS OF THESE SECTORS IN RECENT YEARS.

BESIDES BEING USED BY THE GOVERNMENT FOR POLICY-MAKING, STATISTICS ARE USED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR DECISION MAKING, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND MARKET RESEARCH.

THE REPORT ON SALE AT $9 PER COPY IS AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE, CONNAUGHT PLACE, OR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE REPORT MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION AND REAL ESTATE STATISTICS SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT TELEPHONE 3-7213846.

REVISED RATES FOR PARCELS, SPEEDPOST

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POSTAL RATES FOR SURFACE PARCELS, AIR PARCELS AND SPEEDPOST WILL BE REVISED FROM AUGUST 1, THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY).

HIGHER POSTAGE RATES ARE IN PART DUE TO THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR AGAINST THE SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHT (SDR), WHICH IS AN INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND UNIT USED FOR SETTLING INTERNATIONAL POSTAL DEBTS. A CONSIDERABLE RISE IN HANDLING AND DELIVERY CHARGES IMPOSED BY POSTAL ADMINISTRATIONS HAS ALSO LED TO INCREASED RATES FOR PARCELS;

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TO SIMPLIFY THE TARIFF STRUCTURE OF THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE, FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF CUSTOMERS, SEVEN ZONAL RATES WOULD BE INTRODUCED IN PLACE OF THE PRESENT COUNTRY-BY-COUNTRY TARIFF STRUCTURE, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THESE ZONES ARE : PACIFIC, ASIA, NORTH AFRICA-MIDDLE EAST, EUROPE, NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA AND SOUTH AFRICA.

UNDER THIS NEW TARIFF SYSTEM, RATES FOR SPEEDPOST TO COUNTRIES SUCH AS THE IRISH REPUBLIC, LUXEMBOURG, NETHERLANDS, NORWAY, SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED KINGDOM WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED. THE RATE FOR MACAU WILL ALSO BE UNCHANGED.

RATES FOR FRANCE, DENMARK, FINLAND, TUNISIA, AND SWEDEN WILL BE REDUCED WHILE THOSE FOR OTHER COUNTRIES WILL BE INCREASED.

FURTHER DETAILS ON THE REVISED RATES CAN BE OBTAINED FROM ANY POST OFFICE OR FROM THE POST OFFICE ENQUIRY BUREAU ON 5-231071.

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WONG TAI SIN DB TO DISCUSS DAYA BAY PROJECT

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WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS AT THEIR REGULAR MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR PLANT PROJECT AS REQUESTED BY BOARD MEMBERS MR LIU SING-LEE AND MR CHAN KAM-MAN.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS A REVIEW OF OPEN-AIR THEATRES AND THE REVISED PROPOSAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE FUNG TAK ROAD PARK.

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS PROPOSED TO BUILD A +TABLE-LAND+ ON THE SITE OF THE PARK TO PROVIDE A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND CONSISTING OF VARIOUS ITEMS FOR PLAY AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

CHIEF MANAGER (CIVIC CENTRES PLANNING AND TICKETING) OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR TONY MA, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE PROPOSAL AND LISTEN TO MEMBERS’ VIEWS.

THE FIVE-YEAR URBAN COUNCIL CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED AT THE MEETING.

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (PLANNING), MR TANG KWOK-WAI, AND STAFF OFFICER FOR PLANNING (KOWLOON EAST), MRS HELEN LEUNG, WILL LISTEN TO MEMBERS’ VIEWS ON THE PRIORITY RATINGS ACCORDED TO CAPITAL WORKS PROJECTS.

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ALSO PRESENT AT THE MEETING WILL BE HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, mr f.H. CHAU.

REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE REVISED SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR DOMESTIC TENANTS AFFECTED BY THE REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AND THE HOUSING AUTHORITY’S RENT POLICY REVIEW.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE ROLE OF THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENT PLANS IN THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT, THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT WORKS PROGRAMME (1985), AND CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD’S COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM AT THE FUNG MING HALL, WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

MONG KOK SCHOOLS PROMOTING CIVIC AWARENESS

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THE MONG KOK DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE WILL GET MORE INVOLVED THIS YEAR IN PROMOTING CIVIC AWARENESS AND HELPING STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

A COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN THIS YEAR TO HELP STUDENTS STRUCTURE, THE LEGISLATURE, AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

SAID VARIOUS PROJECTS HAD BEEN PLANNED AND RESIDENTS LEARN MORE ABOUT GOVERNMENT JUDICIAL SYSTEM, THE DISTRICT BOARD

IT WILL ORGANISE VISITS TO VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, AS WELL AS DEBATES AND QUIZ TO ENHANCE STUDENTS’ INTEREST IN TAKING PART IN LOCAL AFFAIRS.

AT PRESENT, THE COMMITTEE HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 32 SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND PRIMARY SCHOOLS. ITS MAIN AIMS ARE TO STRENGTHEN TIES AMONG SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, AND TO URGE FOR BETTER EDUCATION SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE COMMITTEE RECENTLY PUBLISHED A REPORT ON ITS WORK AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE PAST YEAR.

THE REPORT ALSO LISTS OUT THE NAMES AND INFORMATION OF LOCAL SCHOOLS AND WILL SERVE AS HANDY REFERENCE.

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REVIEWING THE COMMITTEE’S PERFORMANCE IN THE REPORT, THE CHAIRMAN, MR CHAN WO-TUNG, SAID MEMBERS HAD TAKEN AN ACTIVE PART IN PROMOTING COMMUNICATION WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD, GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND LOCAL RESIDENTS.

THEY HAD INITIATED DISCUSSIONS ON SUBJECTS OF COMMON INTEREST IN THE DISTRICT, INCLUDING EDUCATION SYSTEM IN HONG KONG, THE WORK OF THE ICAC AND MORAL EDUCATION.

THEY HAD ALSO ORGANISED, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD AND LOCAL BODIES, A SEMINAR ON LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ELECTION, ANTI-CORRUPTION EXHIBITIONS, DRAWING COMPETITIONS, AND A KNITTING PROJECT TO PROMOTE CARE FOR THE ELDERLY.

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MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD WILL EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE REPORT OF THE WORKING PARTY ON THE REVIEW OF THE JUNIOR SECONDARY EDUCATION ASSESSMENT SYSTEM AT A MEETING AT 4 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE SET-UP AND WORK OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND THE WORK PLAN OF THE ICAC FOK SING OFFICE FOR 1986-87.

A QUESTION WILL BE RAISED REGARDING THE PROVISION OF YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S CENTRES IN WAN CHAI DISTRICT.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE MEETING WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE EIGHTH FLOOR OF TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD.

THOSE INTERESTED SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON TELEPHONE 5-8921239 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD AT 4 PM TOMORROW AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE AT TUNG WAH MANSION, 201 HENNESSY ROAD.

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BETTER ACCESS FOR TIN SHU I WAI VILLAGES

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ONE RESULT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW TOWN AT TIN SHU I WAI WILL BE BETTER VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS FOR PERIPHERAL VILLAGES IN THE AREA.

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS TO BUILD A SERIES OF ROADS, A BRIDGE, FOOTBRIDGES AND FOOTPATHS, CYCLE TRACKS AND CAR PARKS IN THE AREA AS PHASE II OF ITS PROGRAMME OF VILLAGE FLOOD PROTECTION WORKS IN THE VICINITY OF THE NEW TOWN.

THE SCHEME IS CONNECTED WITH THE PLAN TO MAKE TIN SHU I WAI THE EVENTUAL HOME FOR 130 000 PEOPLE. THIS MEANS A MASSIVE REARRANGEMENT OF THE DRAINAGE OF THIS LOW-LYING AREA.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID FACILITIES WOULD BE BUILT FROM PING HA ROAD TO SHEK PO TSUEN AND TO TIN HA ROAD NEAR SAN LEE UK TSUEN IN THE SOUTH= AND TO THE TIN SHU I WAI NEW TOWN SITE IN THE NORTH.

A STRETCH OF PING HA ROAD EAST OF HA TSUEN WILL BE REALIGNED AND A BRIDGE AT THE SAME LOCATION DEMOLISHED. SEVERAL OTHER MINOR BRIDGES WILL ALSO BE DEMOLISHED.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT WHERE EXISTING BRIDGES, FOOTPATHS AND TRACKS WERE CLOSED AND REPLACED, PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR ACCESS WOULD BE MAINTAINED.

HE SAID THAT FILL MATERIAL FOR THE ROAD WORKS WOULD BE TAKEN FROM THE NEARBY NGAU HOM SHA BORROW AREA.

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED WORKS ARE PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GAZETTE AND OBJECTIONS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY AUGUST 26.

SCHOOLS SUMMER DANCE DAY 1986 TO BE STAGED * * * *

THE SCHOOLS SUMMER DANCE DAY 1986 WILL BE HELD AT THE TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL ON THE EVENING OF JULY 6.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY PRESENTED BY THE REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

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A SELECTION OF CHINESE DANCES WILL BE PERFORMED BY THE HONG KONG SCHOOLS CHINESE DANCE TEAM AND OTHER WESTERN AND CREATIVE DANCES BY SCHOOLS THAT WON AWARDS IN THE SCHOOLS DANCE FESTIVAL HELD IN JANUARY THIS YEAR.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG, WILL PRESENT A FLAG TO THE HONG KONG SCHOOLS CHINESE DANCE TEAM BEFORE THE EVENT.

THE TEAM WILL LEAVE FOR PERFORMANCES AT THE NEW HONG KONG EXHIBITION TO BE HELD AT THE COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE IN LONDON, IN THE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MUSICA DE CANTONIGROS IN SPAIN, AND IN THE ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FESTIVAL IN SCOTLAND BETWEEN JULY 15 AND AUGUST 11 THIS YEAR.

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FREE FROM TSUEN WAN TOWN HALL BOX OFFICE.

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MORE GYMNASTIC EQUIPMENT FOR GOOD HEALTHY FUN X X X X X X X

THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DENSELY-POPULATED MONG KOK DISTRICT WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY GOOD HEALTHY FUN WHEN THE ADDITIONAL BOUNDARY STREET INDOOR GAMES HALL (IGH) OPENS EARLY NEXT YEAR.

AT ITS LAST MEETING THE URBAN COUNCIL’S TENDER BOARD APPROVED TENDERS BY EIGHT TRADING COMPANIES FOR THE SUPPLY OF $34 638 WORTH OF VARIED GYMNASTIC EQUIPMENT TO BE USED AT THE NEW IGH.

+THE EQUIPMENT INCLUDES GYMNASTIC DUMB-BELLS, STATIONERY CYCLE EXERCISER, TABLE-TENNIS TABLES, REFEREE STANDS FOR BADMINTON AND VOLLEYBALL, SCOREBOARDS FOR VOLLEYBALL, BADMINTON, TABLE-TENNIS, BASKETBALL AND HANDBALL, VOLLEYBALL AND BADMINTON NETS, SQUASH RACKETS AND SQUASH BALLS,+ SAID A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN.

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE NEW INDOOR GAMES HALL WILL BE PURCHASED OVER THE COMING MONTHS.

THE TWO-STOREY INDOOR GAMES HALL WILL COMPRISE FOUR AIR-CONDITIONED SQUASH COURTS, ONE MULTI-PURPOSE GAMES AREA FOR BADMINTON, VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL, AND A FITNESS CUM GAMES ROOM WITH FITNESS EQUIPMENT.

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+AT PRESENT, THERE IS ONLY ONE INDOOR GAMES HALL IN MONG KOK WHICH IS SUFFERING FROM A SERIOUS SHORTAGE OF LAND FOR SPORTING ACTIVITIES,* SAID THE SPOKESMAN.

♦THE EXISTING BOUNDARY STREET INDOOR GAMES HALL, WHICH WAS BUILT IN 1970, HAS ONLY A MULTI-PURPOSE GAMES AREA AND A GAMES ROOM.

+THE OPENING OF THE NEW INDOOR GAMES HALL WILL DO MUCH TO MEET THE GROWING DEMAND FOR SUCH FACILITIES.*

A SIMILAR INDOOR GAMES HALL WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE FA YUEN STREET URBAN COUNCIL COMPLEX, WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION IN EARLY 1988.

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TAI WAI TEMPORARY STATION BEING DEMOLISHED * * * *

WORK HAS STARTED ON DEMOLISHING THE TEMPORARY RAILWAY STATION AT TAI WAI, SHA TIN, UNDER A $800 000 CONTRACT AWARDED BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

IT INVOLVES DEMOLITION OF THE TWO 25O-METRE-LONG PLATFORMS, AWNINGS, AND THE TEMPORARY STATION BUILDING. THE JOB WILL TAKE SIX MONTHS.

THE STATION WAS BUILT IN NOVEMBER 1982 AT A COST OF $6 MILLION TO SERVE THE GROWING POPULATION OF TAI WAI ARISING FROM PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

HOWEVER, AS PART OF THE MODERNISATION AND ELECTRIFICATION OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY, A PERMANENT STATION WAS BUILT AND

IT OPENED IN APRIL THIS YEAR.

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ORGANISED TRAINING FOR PRECISION TOOL MAKERS

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THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL BE HOLDING A SETTING-UP rFREMONY ON WEDNESDAY (JULY 2) TO MARK THE ARRIVAL AND INSTALLAT OF SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT SUCH AS COMPUTER CONTROLLED MACHINES IN THE COUNCIL’S PRECISION TOOLING TRAINING CENTRE AT KOWLOON BAY.

THE $27 MILLION CENTRE WILL BECOME OPERATIONAL IN SEPTEMBER TO UPGRADE THE CAPABILITIES OF TOOL AND MOULD MAKERS AND TO EQUJP THEM WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LATEST PRECISION TOOLING TECHNOL

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THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COUNCIL, MR MORRIS MORGAN, AND SENIOR BRITISH TRADE COMMISSIONER, MR R.E. HOLLOWAY, WILL OFFICIATE AT the CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY AT 11.30 AM ON WEDNESDAY AT THE PRECISION TOOLING TRAINING CENTRE ON THE FOURTH FLOOR, KOWLOON SAY TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX, 46 TAI YIP STREET, KOWLOON.

WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 53.1 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 311.360 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 348.469 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 59.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

WATER CUTS IN THREE AREAS

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN AND YUEN LONG WILL BE TURNED OFF FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON THURSDAY (JULY 3).

IN TSUEN WAN, WATER SUPPLY WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ON THE NORTH SIDE BOUNDED BY LO WAI ROAD, Yl PEI CHUN ROAD, CHEUNG PEI SHAN ROAD AND ROUTE TWISK, INCLUDING LO WAI TSUEN, SAN TSUEN, PAK TIN PA TSUEN, SAI LAU KOK TSUEN, MA SIN PAI TSUEN, YUEN YUEN HOK YUEN, FU YUNG SHAN, CHUK LAM SIM YUEN, TUNG PO TO, FU YUNG SHAN ROAD, PAK TIN PA SAN TSUEN, Yl PEI CHUN, KWU HANG VILLAGE, CHUNG KUK TOI AND NAM TIN CHUK.

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IN YUEN LONG, WATER SUPPLY WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 11 PM TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY KAM TIN ROAD BETWEEN KO PO TSUEN, TSZ TONG TSUEN AND KAM SHEUNG ROAD, INCLUDING KAT HING WAI, TAI HONG TSUEN, NG KA TSUEN, KAM TSIN WAI, TIN SAM, SHEK WU TONG, YUEN KONG TSUEN, YUEN KONG SAN TSUEN, MA ON KONG, HO PUI, CHEUNG PO, TAI KEK, TAI WO, SHU I LAU TIN, NGAU KENG, SHUI TSAN TIN, LIN FA TEI, SHEUNG TSUEN LAI KA TSZ, SHEK TAU WAI, YUEN LING TSAI AND SHEUNG TSUEN.

EARLIER THE SAME DAY, SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN HO MAN TIN WILL ALSO BE TURNED OFF FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY HO MAN TIN AND KING’S PARK, INCLUDING HO MAN TIN ESTATE, 01 MAN ESTATE, VALLEY ROAD ESTATE AND KING GEORGE V COLLEGE.