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

 DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1986

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MAU KAM TO BORDER CROSSING POINT ARRANGEMENTS ............. 1

RIVER POLLUTION ATTACKED ON SEVERAL FRONTS ................ 2

IMPORTANT ROLE FOR CIVIC EDUCATION ....................

FIRST STEP IN YAU MA TEI REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME .........

FS VISITS TEXTILE FACTORY .............................

MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATIONS FOR SOUT ERN DISTRICT ............. 6

KOWLOON CITY POLICE STATION BEING REFURBISHED .......-- 7

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED TO STUDENTS .........

YOUNG MUSICIANS BEING RECRUITED FOR ORCHESTRA ............. 8

FRESH WATER SUPPLY FOR TAI PO KaU VILLAGEHS ...........

BOARD TO DISCUSS REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES ................

SHA TIN DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS FESTIVAL FUNDS ........... 10

FIRE HAZARD INSPECTION ................................... 11

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

NO FLUSHING WATER IN YAU TONG

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MAN KAM TO BORDER CROSSING POINT ARRANGEMENTS

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (MONDAY) ANNOUNCED A PACKAGE OF MEASURES AIMED AT REDUCING TRAFFIC CONGESTION ALONG THE MAN KAM TO ROAD. THE SITUATION HAS BECOME ACUTE IN RECENT MONTHS AS A RESULT OF RAPID GROWTH IN THE NUMBER OF VEHICLES USING THE MAN KAM TO BORDER CROSSING POINT.

FIRSTLY, BY AGREEMENT WITH THE SHENZHEN AUTHORITIES, CUSTOMS AND IMMIGRATION FACILITIES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER CROSSING POINT WILL OPEN HALF AN HOUR EARLIER IN THE MORNING AS FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 1986. AFTER THAT DATE, THE CROSSING POINT WILL OPEN AT 7 AM INSTEAD OF 7.30 AM.

IN ORDER TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM OF VEHICLES QUEUEING ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD, IT IS INTENDED TO USE A SITE IN AREA 23 SHEUNG SHU I AS A TEMPORARY VEHICLE HOLDING AREA. THE SITE WILL HAVE A CAPACITY OF OVER 400 VEHICLES AND IT IS EXPECTED THAT IT WILL COME INTO USE AT THE END OF OCTOBER 1986 WHEN TEMPORARY SURFACING WORK IS COMPLETED.

IN ADDITION, A MORE PERMANENT VEHICLE HOLDING AREA WILL BE PROVIDED WHICH WILL BE IN USE UNTIL THE NEW LOK MA CHAU BORDER CROSSING COMES INTO SERVICE IN MID 1988.

THE EFFECT OF THE HOLDING AREAS WILL BE TO ALLOW VEHICLES TO WAIT OFF-ROAD THUS DRASTICALLY REDUCING CONGESTION ON MAN KAM TO ROAD.

IN THE SHORT TERM, WORK IS IN HAND TO DESIGNATE FOUR KEY JUNCTIONS IN THE SHEK WU HUI AREA AS YELLOW BOX JUNCTIONS TO MAINTAIN THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC ALONG JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND TO KEEP THE JUNCTIONS FREE FOR CROSS-TRAFFIC. THIS WORK WILL BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT TWO WEEKS.

ALSO, SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE TO ENABLE RESIDENTS OF THE VILLAGES ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD TO USE ROADS WITHIN THE FRONTIER CLOSED AREA TO TRAVEL TO SHEUNG SHU I.

FURTHER, TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE PROCEDURES RELATING TO FRONTIER CLOSED ROAD PERMITS ARE BEING INTRODUCED AS TEMPORARY MEASURES. FIRSTLY, MAN KAM TO PERMITS WILL NOW BE VALID FOR USE AT SHA TAU KOK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE WITHOUT THE PAYMENT OF A FURTHER CLOSED ROAD PERMIT FEE (THIS DUAL VALIDITY WILL NOT BE APPLICABLE TO SHA TAU KOK PERMIT HOLDERS HOWEVER).

SECONDLY, THE ISSUE OF MAN KAM TO CLOSED ROAD PERMITS TO NEW APPLICANTS WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AND SUCH APPLICANTS WILL BE OFFERED SHA TAU KOK PERMITS INSTEAD. THIS MEASURE WILL NOT AFFECT EXISTING MAN KAM TO PERMIT HOLDERS WHEN THEIR PERMITS BECOME DUE FOR RENEWAL.

THE MEASURES AFFECTING CLOSED ROAD PERMITS WILL BE COME INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 1, 1986 AND WILL BE STRICTLY TEMPORARY. THE NEED FOR CONTINUING THEM WILL BE REVIEWED ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

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RIVER POLLUTION ATTACKED ON SEVERAL FRONTS * * * M

THE GOVERNMENT IS TACKLING THE POLLUTION OF SHING MUN RIVER IN SHA TIN ON SEVERAL FRONTS.

REMEDIAL MEASURES INCLUDE DESILTING, DREDGING, DIVERTING POLLUTANTS TO SEWAGE TREATMENT SYSTEMS, ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST UNAUTHORISED SEWER CONNECTIONS AND COLLECTION OF FLOATING REFUSE.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES BEING TAKEN INCLUDE THE FORMULATION OF AN AGRICULTURAL WASTE CONTROL PLAN AND THE INITIATION OF LEGISLATIVE ACTION AGAINST WATER POLLUTION.

IN 1985, THE FORMER ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT LET A CONTRACT FOR DREDGING THE RIVER CHANNEL BETWEEN SAND MARTIN ER IDGE AND L ION BR IDGE.

DREDGING WAS CARRIED OUT FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER AND A TOTAL OF 50 000 CUBIC METRES OF MATERIAL WAS REMOVED AT A COST OF $2.41 MILLION.

TWO MINOR DESILTING PROJECTS WERE ALSO UNDERTAKEN BY THE FORMER HIGHWAYS OFFICE - ONE AT THE PORTION OF FO TAN NULLAH FROM TAI PO ROAD UPSTREAM AND ANOTHER AT THE UPPER BEND OF THE RIVER CHANNEL OUTSIDE THE OLD TAI WAI RAILWAY STATION.

THE NEXT CONTRACT FOR MAINTENANCE DREDGING WILL COVER FO TAN NULLAH, SIU LEK YUEN NULLAH, THE UPPER COURSE OF THE RIVER CHANNEL FROM SAND MARTIN BRIDGE UPSTREAM AND THE AREA OUTSIDE THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

THIS CONTRACT IS EXPECTED TO START THIS MONTH AND LAST A YEAR AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF $8 MILLION.

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT HAS MADE AVAILABLE $121 000 FOR THE TERM CONTRACTOR OF THE DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE, SHA TIN, TO UNDERTAKE REFUSE COLLECTION AT THE SHALLOW END OF THE RIVER CHANNEL ON A REGULAR BASIS DURING THIS FINANCIAL YEAR.

THE FIRST REFUSE COLLECTION EXERCISE WAS COMPLETED AT THE END OF JULY AND THE SECOND IS NOW IN PROGRESS.

AS AN INTERIM MEASURE TO PREVENT ANIMAL WASTE FROM WO LIU HANG VILLAGE FROM POLLUTING THE RIVER, THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS CONSTRUCTED INTERCEPTOR MANHOLES ON TWO SURFACE WATER DRAINS TO DIVERT POLLUTANTS FROM THE VILLAGE TO THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM. THESE INTERCEPTORS WERE COMPLETED IN JULY.

A LONGER TERM AND MORE COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER TO ANIMAL WASTE POLLUTION IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANIMAL WASTE CONTROL MEASURES RECENTLY APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

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THESE INCLUDE BANNING LIVESTOCK BREEDING IN URBAN AREAS, INCLUDING NEW TOWNS, AND STRINGENT CONTROL ON ANIMAL WASTE STORAGE AND TREATMENT IN OTHER AREAS ON A PHASED EASIS.

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (BOO) HAS BEEN DEALING WITH REPORTED CASES OF ILLEGAL SEWER CONNECTIONS IN FO TAN AND TAI WAI.

IN MAY LAST YEAR ORDERS REQUIRING REMEDIAL WCRKS TO BE CARRIED OUT WERE SERVED ON 20 FACTORIES.

OF THESE 17 HAVE RE-DIVERTED THEIR INDUSTRIAL WASTE TO THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM, WHILE THE REMAINING THREE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING SO.

AP. RT FROM THESE CASES, INVESTIGATIONS HAVE ALSO BEEN CARRIED OUT ON ELECTROPLATING FACTORIES IN FO TAN REFERRED TO BOO AND ORDERS WERE SERVED ON TWO OF THEM FOR UNAUTHORISED DRAINAGE CONNECTIONS.

Oh THE LEGISLATIVE SIDE, THE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL REGULATIONS WERE GAZETTED IN JUNE. THE EVENTUAL ENFORCEMENT CF THESE SHOULD PROVIDE A MORE LONG-TERM SOLUTION TO CONTROLLING INDUSTRIAL POLLUTION AT SOURCE.

FINALLY, REGULAR INSPECTIONS OF FOOD PREMISES IN SHA TIN ARE BEING CARRIED OUT BY STAFF OF THE REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT SANITARY UPKEEP IS IN ORDER AND THAT THE ENVIRONMENT IS NOT ADVERSELY AFFECTED.

LAST YEAR TWO UNLICENSED FOOD FACTORIES WERE FOUND IN WO LIU HANG VILLAGE WHICH WERE CONTRIBUTING TO THE POLLUTION OF THE AREA.

SUBSEQUENT TO THE ISSUE OF PROHIBITION ORDERS, THE OPERATION CF THESE TWO FACTORIES HAS BEEN SUSPENDED.

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IMPORTANT ROLE FOR CIVIC EDUCATION X * * *

EVERYONE IN HONG KONG OUGHT TO UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEMS AND THF FACTORS AFFECTING THE ECONOMY AND LIFE OF SOCIETY, THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION, MRS RITA FAN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

nep।r|at|NG AT THE OPENING OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION INFORMATION CENTRE, .MRS FAN SAID IT WOULD BE MOST HELPFUL IN BUILDING A PROGRESSIVE SOCIETY IF USEFUL AND CONSTRUCTIVE IDEAS WERE PUT FORWARD AND IMPLEMENTED. SHE SAID CIVIC EDUCATION /AS LEADING IN THIS DIRECTION.

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+IF THE PUBLIC DO NOT UNDERSTAND THE SOCIETY AND LACK THE ABILITY TO THINK INDEPENDENTLY, THEY WILL EASILY BE MISLED BY SOME INSTIGATING OPINIONS WITHOUT REALISING THE ACTUAL FACTS,* SHE SAID.

MRS FAN ALSO SAID THAT ONE OF THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF CIVIC EDUCATION WAS TO CULTIVATE THE ABILITY TO ACCEPT CONTRASTING IDEAS AND TO BE ABLE TO ANALYSE AND ABSORB DIFFERENT OPINIONS TO REACH A COMMONLY ACCEPTED CONCLUSION.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, SAID THE CIVIC INFORMATION CENTRE WOULD FUNCTION LIKE A LIBRARY WITH A STOCK OF INFORMATION ON THE WORK OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, AS WELL AS CONSULTATIVE PAPERS, REPORTS, DISTRICT BOARD MEETING MINUTES, LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PAPERS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC REFERENCE.

+THE SETTING UP OF THE CENTRE WILL ENHANCE CIVIC AND PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE ON THE WORK OF THE GOVERNMENT, THUS STIMULATING INTEREST IN PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,* MR LEUNG SAID.

THE CENTRE WILL BE OPEN EVERY TUESDAY TO SUNDAY FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM AND FROM 7 PM TO 10 PM. SCHOOLS, LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CENTRE BY MAKING BLOCK BOOKINGS OR BY MAKING INDIVIDUAL VISITS.

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FIRST STEP IN YAU MA TEI REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME *****

THE FIRST STEP WAS TAKEN TODAY (MONDAY) IN THE YAU MA TEI SIX STREETS DEVELOPMENT SCHEME WHEN NOTICES TO VACATE WERE SERVED ON about 300 Tenants.

THE NOTICES WERE DELIVERED IN PERSON BY STAFF OF THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT. THE TENANTS ARE REQUIRED TO MOVE OUT FROM NOVEMBER.

ELIGIBLE TENANTS WILL BE OFFERED ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION AND EX-GRATIA COMPENSATION BY THE HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY AND THE GOVERNMENT.

THE REDEVELOPMENT SCHEME WILL BE UNDERTAKEN BY THE HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY IN TWO PHASES.

ACCORDING TO THE PLAN, THE VACATED SITE WILL BE CLEARED NEXT APRIL AND THE FIRST PHASE OF REDEVELOPMENT COMPLETED IN EARLY 1989.

THIS PHASE OF REDEVELOPMENT WILL COMPRISE 700 FLATS FOR RENTAL AND 450 FOR SALE, PLUS A SUPERMARKET AND VARIOUS SHOPS WITHIN A SITE AREA OF 6 400 SQUARE METRES.

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CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE TWO IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN MID-1989 AND BE COMPLETED IN 1991.

THIS PHASE WILL INCLUDE ANOTHER 450 FLATS FOR SALE, A NURSERY, A KINDERGARTEN, A DAY CARE CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY, A RESTAURANT AND SHOPS.

IN ADDITION TO ABOUT 8 000 SQUARE METRES OF PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, A 6 600-SQUARE-METRE GARDEN PODIUM WILL BE BUILT FOR RESIDENTS.

ON COMPLETION OF THIS URBAN RENEWAL SCHEME, THE AREA’S ENVIRONMENT WILL BE MUCH IMPROVED.

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FS VISITS TEXTILE FACTORY *****

THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, VISITED THE SOUTH SEA TEXTILE MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN TUEN MUN TODAY (MONDAY) TO FAMILIARISE HIMSELF WITH LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TEXTILES AND GARMENT INDUSTRY, HONG KONG’S BIGGEST EXPORT EARNER.

EXPORTS OF TEXTILES AND GARMENTS HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY DISRUPTED IN THE PAST YEAR BY PROTECTIONIST SENTIMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, WHICH IS HONG KONG’S LARGEST EXPORT MARKET.

THE VISIT IS ONE OF SIX THAT MR JACOBS IS MAKING TO FACTORIES THAT ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF A MAJOR SECTOR OF INDUSTRY.

MR JACOBS WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR STEUART WEBB-JOHNSON.

HE WAS TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE FACTORY BY THE CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY, MR JACK TANG.

MR JACOBS SAW HOW VARIOUS KINDS FROM RAW COTTON AND MAN-MADE FIBRES. MACHINERY THAT IS BEING INSTALLED IN YARNS AND FABRICS.

OF YARN AND FABRICS ARE MADE HE ALSO SAW THE ADVANCED

THE FACTORY FOR MANUFACTURING

THE TEXTILES AND CLOTHING INDUSTRIES ARE IMPORTANT TO THE ECONOMY BECAUSE OF THE EXPORT EARNINGS THEY BRING IN AND THE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES THEY PROVIDE.

AT SEPTEMBER 1985, THE TWO INDUSTRIES EMPLOYED 358 000 PERSONS IN 13 366 ESTABLISHMENTS, ACCOUNTING FOR 42 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL EMPLOYMENT IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES.

IN 1985, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF TEXTILES AND CLOTHING WAS $52 735 MILLION, OR 41 PER CENT OF HONG KONG’S TOTAL VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS THAT YEAR.

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MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATIONS FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT X * * *

SOUTHERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO A WEEK OF FUN GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT IN A NUMBER OF CARNIVALS AND VARIETY SHOWS HELD IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE DISTRICT TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 14 AND 21.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE HAS ALLOCATED S42 OOO FOR LOCAL RESIDENT BODIES TO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES IN WONG CHUK HANG, TIN WAN, SHEK PAI WAN, ABERDEEN, AP LEI CHAU, YUE KWONG CHUEN AND STANLEY.

A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID ABOUT 30 000 RESIDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES.

+WE HOPE SUCH COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES WILL HELP PROMOTE NEIGHBOURLINESS, ENHANCE COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND BOOST COOPERATION AMONG VARIOUS LOCAL ORGANISATIONS,* HE SAID.

THE DATE, TIME AND VENUE OF THE ACTIVITIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

AREA DATE TIME VENUE

1) TIN WAN 14.9.86 (SUN) 7.3OPM-1O.3OPM SOCCER PITCH BETWEEN BLOCKS 6 AND 7, TIN WAN ESTATE

2) WONG CHUK HANG 17.9.86 (WED) 7.3OPM-1O.3OPM SQUARE OUTSIDE WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

3) SHEK PAI WAN 18.9.86 (THUR) 8PM-11PM SOCCER PITCH OUTSIDE BLOCK 4, SHEK PAI WAN ESTATE

4) AP LEI CHAU 19.9.86 (FRI ) 8PM-1O.3OPM AP LEI CHAU ESTATE BADMINTON COURT

5) ABERDEEN 19.9.86 (FRI ) 7.3OPM-11PM PODIA OF KWUN HOI, KWUN CHIU AND KWUN KING COURTS, ABERDEEN CENTRE

6) STANLEY AND SHEK 0 19.9.86 (FRI ) 6PM—10PM STANLEY UC PLAYGROUND

7) YUE KWONG ESTATE 21.9.86 (SUN) 8PM--10.30PM CARPARK BETWEEN HOI KING LAU AND CHING

HOI LAU, YUE KWONG ESTATE

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THE ORGANISERS AND CO-ORGANI SERS INCLUDE THE SHEK PAI WAN KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION, TIN WAN ESTATE KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE YIN NGAI SOCIETY, OWNERS’ INCORPORATIONS OF ABERDEEN CENTRE, STANLEY SPORTS ASSOCIATION, AND VARIOUS MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OF SHEK PAI WAN ESTATE, AP LEI CHAU ESTATE, WONG CHUK HANG ESTATE, TIN WAN ESTATE, YUE KWONG ESTATE, AND THE STANLEY AND SHEK 0 AREA COMMITTEE.

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE STAGE PERFORMANCES BY PROFESSIONAL ARTISTES AND LOCAL GROUPS, ACROBATIC ACTS, LION DANCES, GAMES STALLS, QUIZZES, LANTERN DESIGN AND MAKING COMPETITIONS, CANTONESE OPERA AND MAGIC SHOWS.

+SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES WILL ALSO RECEIVE SPONSORSHIP FROM THE URBAN COUNCIL,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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KOWLOON CITY POLICE STATION BEING REFURBISHED * * * *

REFURBISHING WORK WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT THE 40-YEAR-0LD KOWLOON CITY POLICE STATION LATER THIS YEAR.

THE TWO-STOREY STATION, AT ARGYLE STREET, WILL UNDERGO PARTITIONING, REWIRING AND PLUMBING *ORK AT THE REPORT ROOM, OFFICES, CELL, BARRACK ROOMS, STORE ROOMS AND THE OFFICERS’ MESS.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE PROJECT IS REDECORATION AND REFITTING OF THE JUNIOR POLICE OFFICERS’ CANTEEN AND KITCHEN IN THE ANNEXE BLOCK.

THE ANNEXE BLOCK IS A FOUR-STOREY BUILDING BUILT MORE THAN ID YEARS AGO. IT HOUSES THE STORE ROOMS, OFFICES, CANTEEN AND RECREATION ROOM.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT WHICH IS TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JULY NEXT YEAR.

THE POLICE STATION WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC WHILE REFURBISHING WORK IS GOING ON.

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COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED TO STUDENTS *****

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POST-GRADUATE STUDY OR RESEARCH AT EIGHT COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES ARE BEING OFFERED TO HONG KONG RESIDENTS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO ACADEMIC YEARS STARTING 1987 OR 1988.

THE AWARDS AVAILABLE UNDER THE COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN, WILL BE GIVEN TO RESIDENTS WHO ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LIFE IN HONG KONG ON THEIR RETURN FROM STUDY ABROAD.

THE AWARDS ARE OFFERED KINGDOM, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAMAICA, NIGERIA AND SIERRA EXPENSES FOR TRAVEL, LIVING SCHOLARSHIP.

BY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED NEW ZEALAND, TRINIDAD *ND TOBAGO, LEONE. THEY WILL COVER APPROVED AND STUDY DURING THE TENURE OF THE

CANDIDATES SHOULD BE HONG KONG CITIZENS AND GRADUATES OF RECONGNISED UNIVERSITIES OR HOLDERS OF EQUIVALENT QUALIFICATIONS. THEY SHOULD BE NOT MORE THAN 35 YEARS OF AGE PREFERABLY LESS THAN 28 AT THE TIME OF COMMENCEMENT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP.

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

APPLICATION FORMS AND OTHER DETAILS OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS SECTION OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AT ROOM 530, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, FIFTH FLOOR, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY.

COMPLETED FORMS AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE OFFICE BY SEPTEMBER 30.

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YOUNG MUSICIANS BEING RECRUITED FOR ORCHESTRA

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THE HONG KONG YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE MUSIC OFFICE IS RE CRUITING NEW MEMBERS FOR 1986-87.

THE ORCHESTRA WILL BE TRAINED BY ITS PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTOR, MISS YIP WING-SIE OF THE HONG KONG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, AND ITS MUSIC DIRECTOR, MR THOMAS WANG WHO IS ALSO THE ASSISTANT MUSIC ADMINISTRATOR (PROFESSIONAL) OF THE MUSIC OFFICE.

A MUSIC OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT MEMBERSHIP OF THE ORCHESTRA WILL AGAIN BE ON A YEARLY BASIS. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 13.

/♦■APPLICANTS SHOULD

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♦applicants should be under 25 years of age atwn

, 5TTEd"AsroNl°;&HESCs?SS iMmENT^ he SA ,0.

AN AUDITION FOR SUITABLE APPLICANTS WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER

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APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE at ALL MUSK CENTR_S^^|C S^SE0FFTlih fTlS,SmoL?iSI ?EuTs?NrEeeDtTObyTseptember 13. further INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON 3-7561328.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY FOR TAI PO KAU VILLAGERS

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HIGH LEVEL AREAS.

THE VILLAGES ARE MOSTLY ALONG TAI PO ROAD BETWEEN YUEN CHAU TSAI AND CHEK NAI PING.

AT HA WONG Yl AU.

THE SERVICE RESERVOIR WILL BE BUILT AT SHEUNG AND HAVE A STORAGE CAPACITY OF 3 300 CUBIC METRES.

A TOTAL ALONG TAI PO

WORK IS

OF 8.5 KILOMETRES OF WATER MAINS WILL ROAD AND ACCESS ROADS AT WONG Yl AU.

TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED

WONG Yl AU

ALSO BE LAID

IN 18 MONTHS.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES

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WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.

accictjmt Gp'-PFTARY (CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELECTORAL AFFAIRS) OF THE OFFk!™ ThI dIJJ?) CHIEF SECRETARY, MR G.F. WOODHEAD, WILL BE PRESENT TO LISTEN TO MEMBERS’ VIEWS.

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THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE CONTROL OF OBSCENE AND INDECENT ARTICLES BILL (DRAFT) 1986.

PRESENT TO GIVE DETAILS OF THE DRAFT BILL WILL BE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH, MR LEE KAI-FAT.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA WILL BE THE NGAU CHI WAN VILLAGE LAYOUT PLAN.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED USE OF THE WESTERN PLATFORM OF CHUK YUEN ESTATE FOR A TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

OTHER ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE MEETING WILL BE THE SHUNG LING STREET JOINT-USER BUILDING AND THE CHANGE IN MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD’S COMMITTEES.

A PAPER ON THE 1986 WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT FESTIVAL WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED FOR MEMBERS’ INFORMATION.

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.

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SHA TIN DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS FESTIVAL FUNDS

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THE FINANCE COMMITTEE OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR THE FIRST SHA TIN FESTIVAL.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER AN ALLOCATION OF $200 000 FOR DECORATIVE LIGHTING DURING CHRISTMAS AND THE LUNAR NEW YEAR.

AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECT, COSTING $100 000, TO CONVERT A PIECE OF CROWN LAND IN NGAU PEI SHA INTO A SITTING OUT AREA WILL BE TABLED FOR DISCUSSION.

THE PROJECT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SHELTERED ARBOUR, CHESS TABLES, BENCHES AND PLANTERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DB FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING TO START AT 11.45 AM TOMORROW AT THE SIXTH FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, KCR HOUSE.

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FIRE HAZARD INSPECTION

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THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT WILL CARRY OUT A FIRE HAZARD INSPECTION OF BLACK SPOTS IN INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS IN THE KWUN TONG AREA TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE INSPECTION IS A JOINT OPERATION OF THE FIRE PROTECTION BUREAU AND KOWLOON COMMAND AND WILL BEGIN AT 9.30 AM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT KWUN MTR STATION BY 9.30 AM.

COVER THE OPERATION. MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TONG FIRE STATION OPPOSITE KWUN TONG

WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 69.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 409.189 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 420.828 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 71.8 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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NO FLUSHING WATER IN YAU TONG

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO ALL PREMISES IN YAU TONG WILL BE TURNED CFF BETWEEN 8 AM AND MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES WILL ALSO INCLUDE YAU TONG AND KO CHIU ROAD ESTATES.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SAFE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION OF N-PLANT ASSURED - GOVERNOR .. 1 LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PROVISIONAL BOARD NAMED ......... 2 SECOND QUARTER EXPORTS STATISTICS RELEASED ................... 3 IMPORTED CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED .............................. 7 CONTRACT SIGNED FOR LRT LANDSCAPING .......................... 7 WATER CARNIVAL FOR YAU MA TEI RESIDENTS....................... 8 CRS COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER DB ALLOCATION ...................... 8 COMMITTEE TO MEET ON COMMUNITY PROJECTS ...................... 9 CHINESE GARDEN AROUND ANCIENT TEMPLE .........................

MEET THE MEDIA ............................................... 10 TRAFFIC CHANGES ON HONG KONG ISLAND........................... 10 RAILWAY APPROACH TO KCR TERMINAL ..............................

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SAFE CONSTRUCTION,

OPERATION OF N-PLANT ASSURED - GOVERNOR

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TH- GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, RETURNED FROM PEKING THIS (TUESDAY) EVENING WITH ASSURANCES, GIVEN TO HIM AT A VERY SENIOR LFVEL, THAT THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES WILL ENSURE THE SAFE CONSTRUCTION AND SAFE OPERATION OF THE DAYA BAY NUCLEAR PLANT.

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT, HE SAID: +1 CONVEYED TO THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES THE CONCERNS OF PEOPLE IN HONG KONG ON DAYA BAY. THEY ASSURED ME THAT THEY WERE FULLY ALIVE TO THOSE CONCERNS AND UNDERSTOOD THEM.

♦THEY ALSO CONFIRMED THAT IT REMAINED THE INTENTION OF THE CHINESE TO PROCEED WITH THE NUCLEAR POWER PLANT AT DAYA BAY.

+THEY HAVE TAKEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE ALL POSSIBLE NEASURES TO ENSURE THE SAFE CONSTRUCTION AND SAFE OPERATION OF THE PLANT.

+THEY HAVE NOTED THE REPORT AND THE OBSERVATIONS MADE BY THE LEGCO MISSIONS WHICH VISITED UNITED STATES AND JAPAN AND EUROPE. AND THEY TOLD ME THAT THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES WILL GIVE VERY CAREFUL CONSIDERATION TO THOSE OBSERVATIONS.

♦AND I BELIEVE IT HAS ALREADY BEEN ANNOUNCED THAT THE LEGCO MISSIONS HAD BEEN INVITED TO VISIT PEKING FOR THREE DAYS IN THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER FOR DISCUSSION ON THAT REPORT AND THE OBSERVATIONS IN THEM.

+NOW AS FAR AS THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT POSITION IS CONCERNED, WHICH THEY ASKED ABOUT, I TOLD THEM THAT WE WOULD STAND BY THE COMMITMENTS WE HAD MADE IN RESPECT OF THE PROJECT.

♦THEN AS REGARDS THE DATES OF THE SIGNATURE OF THE CONTRACTS, I UNDERSTAND IT IS EXPECTED THAT THESE WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN THE 22ND AND THE 24TH OF SEPTEMBER, THAT IS, AFTER THE VISIT OF THE LEGCO MISSIONS AND THAT IS THE SITUATION ON DAYA BAY AS I LEFT PEKING TODAY.+

ASKED ABOUT THE ASSURANCES GIVEN BY THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES ON THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE PLANT, SIR EDWARD SAID: +1 THINK THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT ASSURANCES, THE ONES WHICH THEY DID GIVE PE WHILE I WAS THERE. THEY WERE GIVEN TO ME AT A VERY SENIOR LEVEL.+

ON A SUGGESTION OF A SPECIAL LEGCO MEETING TO DEBATE THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, THE GOVERNOR SAID: +1 AM WAITING FOR THE OUTCOME OF THE MEETING OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS TOMORROW ON THAT ISSUE.+

SIR EDWARD ALSO TOLD REPORTERS THAT HIS VISIT TO PEKING WAS AT THE INVITATION OF THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR, SIR RICHARD EVANS.

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+1 HAD LONG DISCUSSIONS WITH THE AMBASSADOR TODAY ON OUR FUTURE WORK ON THE JOINT DECLARATION AND THE WORK OF THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP AND MATTERS OF THAT KIND. SO IT HAS BEEN QUITE A USEFUL VISIT TO PEKING.+

HE ADDED THAT YESTERDAY, HE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS WHO WERE CONCERNED WITH HONG KONG AFFAIRS.

+WE HAD A FULL EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG AND ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINT DECLARATI ON.+

THE GOVERNOR WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES? THE ACTING SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, MR OSWALD CHEUNG; THE ACTING SENIOR UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, MR S.L. CHEN; AND THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHN CHAN.

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LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION PROVISIONAL BOARD NAMED

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THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY) THE MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE PROVISIONAL BOARD OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, WHICH HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOLLOWING DETAILED CONSIDERATION BY A STEERING GROUP SET UP BY THE LAND AND BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THE MEMBERSHIP IS:

MR GRAHAM BARNES, SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS (CHAIRMAN);

MR SAMUEL WONG PING-WAI ;

MR H. BOLLAND;

MR LEUNG CHUN-YING ;

MR CHUNG PUI-LAM ;

MISS LEUNG WAI-TUNG ;

MR CHAU CHAM-SON, DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS; AND

MR PANG YUK-LING, DIRECTOR OF HOUSING.

THE BOARD’S TERMS OF REFERENCE ARE:

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* TO ASSIST IN THE FORMATION OF A LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND TO MONITOR AND ADVISE ON THE DRAFTING OF A LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ORDINANCE

* TO ADVISE ON THE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF AND TERMS OF SERVICE FOR A CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR THE CORPORATION AND TO SUPERVISE THE APPOINTMENT OF A SUITABLE CANDIDATE TO THE POST AND

* TO IDENTIFY AREAS SUITABLE FOR COMPREHENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT BY THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, TO PREPARE FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLANS.

THE BOARD WILL HOLD ITS FIRST MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON TO CONSIDER VARIOUS PROCEDURAL MATTERS.

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SECOND QUARTER EXPORTS STATISTICS RELEASED

IN TERMS OF THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986, THE SIX MOST IMPORTANT INDUSTRY GROUPS WERE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS, WEARING APPAREL, TEXTILES, PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, PLASTIC PRODUCTS, AND BASIC METALS AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS.

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

AMONG ALL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, THE LARGEST INCREASES IN ABSOLUTE VALUE OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (+$1 698 MILLION), ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS (+$1 037 MILLION), PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT (+$676 MILLION), WEARING APPAREL (+$614 MILLION), PLASTIC PRODUCTS (+$285 MILLION), AND PAPER AND PAPER PRODUCTS, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING (+$157 MILLION).

M/.'N RE*rATI VE TERMS» INDUSTRIES WITH THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE INCREASES OVER THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WERE FOOTWEAR (+34 PER CERT), TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT (+34 PER CENT), TEXTILES (+31 PER CENT) ^ir.?ND PAPER PRODUCTS (+28 PER CENT), AND PROFESSIONAL AND OPTICAL EQUIPMENT (+27 PER CENT).

HAND1 SIGNIFICANT DECREASES IN THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS COMPARED WITH THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 WERE RECORDED FOR NON-ELECTRI CAL MACHINERY (-$105 MILLION OR -14 PER CENT), LEATHER AND LEATHER PRODUCTS (-$38 MILLION OR -27 PER CENT) TOtWCCO (-25 MILLION OR -13 PER CENT), BEVERAGES (-$18 MILLION OR -21 PER CENT), AND RUBBER PRODUCTS (-$9 MILLION OR -20 PER CENT).

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BESIDES THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR, DOMESTIC EXPORTS ORIGINATING FROM THE MINING AND QUARRYING SECTOR ROSE SUBSTANTIALLY FROM THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1985 (+4OO PER CENT) WHILE THOSE FROM OCEAN AND COASTAL FISHING WENT UP BY 65 PER CENT. ON THE OTHER HAND, EXPORTS FROM AGRICULTURAL, LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION DECLINED BY 26 PER CENT.

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

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

WHEN REFERRING TO THESE RE-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 OF 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, JUNE 1986+.

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

(HKS’OOO)

INDUSTRIAL ORIGIN OF THE COMMODITIES EXPORTED MERCHANDISE DOMESTIC EXPORTS

2ND QTR. 1985 2ND QTR 1986 VALUE CHANGE % CHANGE

AGRICULTURAL, FORESTRY ‘ 1 1

AND FISHING

AGRICULTURAL, LIVESTOCK

AND POULTRY PRODUCTION 1 778 1 314 -464 -26

OCEAN AND COASTAL

FISHING 66 422 109 626 43 204 65

MINING AND QUARRYING 473 2 363 1 890 400

MANUFACTURING

FOOD 287 161 320 078 32 917 FT 11

BEVERAGES 86 232 68 212 -18 020 -21

TOBACCO 197 074 171 707 -25 367 -13

TEXTILES (INCLUDING

KNITTING) 5 560 476 7 258 138 1 697 662 31

WEARING APPAREL, *

EXCEPT FOOTWEAR : I •

AND KNITWEAR 6 863 548 7 477 749 614 201 9

LEATHER AND • • >

LEATHER PRODUCTS 140 241 102 500 -37 741 -27

FOOTWEAR 158 879 212 150 53 271 . 34

WOOD AND CORK f. • ■ IL .

PRODUCTS, FURNITURE

AND FIXTURES 177 172 190 596 13 424

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PAPER AND PAPER

PRODUCTS, PRINTING

AND PUBLISHING 561 396 718 184 156 788 28

CHEMICALS AND

CHEMICAL PRODUCTS 364 345 385 888 21 543 6

RUBBER PRODUCTS 42 171 33 588 -8 583 -20

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 2 677 380 2 962 206 284 826 11

NON-METALLIC

MINERAL PRODUCTS 112 236 125 815 13 579 12

BASIC METALS AND

FABRICATED METAL

PRODUCTS 1 549 425 1 584 146 34 721 2

MACHINERY, EXCEPT

ELECTRICAL 749 791 644 910 -104 881 -14

ELECTRICAL AND

ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS 6 942 474 7 979 727 1 037 253 15

TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT 57 082 76 618 19 536 34

PROFESSIONAL AND

OPTICAL EQUIPMENT 2 542 609 3 218 720 676 111 27

OTHER MANUFACTURING

INDUSTRIES 2 189 173 2 462 014 272 841 12

ELECTRICITY 91 685 106 305 14 620 16

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

(E.G. DEVELOPED 12 596 15 187 2 591 21

PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES

AND FILM, ANTIQUES,

AND WORKS OF ART)

A

TOTAL 31 431 821 36 227 740 4 795 919 15

INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES OF A COLUMN MAY NOT ADD UP EXACTLY TO THE

CORRESPONDING TOTAL DUE TO ROUNDING.

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IMPORTED CHOLERA CASE CONFIRMED

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY (TUESDAY) CONFIRMED THAT A 24-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS SUFFERING FROM CHOLERA. THE CASE HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS AN IMPORTED ONE.

THE WOMAN, A JAPANESE, HAD RETURNED TO HONG KONG FROM INDONESIA ON AUGUST 29. SHE DEVELOPED DIARRHOEA, FEVER AND VOMITING THE NEXT MORNING AND WAS ADMITTED TO QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL.

THE PATIENT WAS TRANSFERRED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL YESTERDAY AND HER CONDITION WAS DESCRIBED AS SATISFACTORY.

HE.: FH OFFICERS FROM THE DEPARTMENT HAVE LOCATED THE CLOSE CONTACTS OF THE PATIENT AND DISINFECTED HER FLAT IN KWUN TONG.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN REITERATED THAT CHOLERA WAS ENDEMIC IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD AND IT WAS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL TO MAINTAIN A HIGH STANDARD OF PERSONAL AND FOOD HYGIENE BOTH AT HOME AND WHILE TRAVELLING ABROAD.

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CONTRACT SIGNED FOR LRT LANDSCAPING * * * *

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED YEE SUN GARDEN A H.8 MILLION CONTRACT FOR LANDSCAPING THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM (LRT) LINE IN TUEN MUN.

MORE THAN 10 000 YOUNG TREES WILL BE PLANTED ALONG A SEVENKILOMETRE STRETCH OF THE LRT IN THE TUEN MUN-YUEN LONG CORRIDOR AS PART OF A SOFT LANDSCAPING PROJECT.

THE PLANTING OF THE TREES, ALONG WITH SHRUBS AND FLOWER BEDS, WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE 1987 AND 1988 PLANTING SEASONS.

SOFT LANDSCAPING WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED FOR THE NEWLY-FORMED AREAS ADJACENT TO THE LRT LINE AND ALONG THE CENTRAL RESERVE ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

WORK ON THIS PART OF THE PROJECT HAS ALREADY STARTED AND WILL TAKE 28 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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WATER CARNIVAL FOR YAU MA TEI RESIDENTS * * * *

SWIMMING ENTHUSIASTS LIVING, WORKING OR STUDYING IN THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT CAN ENJOY THE DISTRICT’S WATER CARNIVAL TO BE HELD LATER THIS MONTH.

ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE CARNIVAL IS TO AROUSE AN INTEREST IN THE SPORT AND TO IMPROVE STANDARDS THROUGH COMPETITIONS.

TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 27 AT LAI CHI KOK PARK SWIMMING P. >1 , THE CARNIVAL WILL INCLUDE BREAST STROKE, FRONT CRAWL, BUTTERFLY STROKE AND RELAY RACES.

MALE PARTICIPANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO FOUR DIFFERENT AGE ' .OUPS WHILE THERE WILL BE THREE GROUPS FOR WOMEN.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AT 490 NATHAN ROAD, ITS TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE AT 40 CARNARVON ROAD, THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AT 844 SHANGHAI STREET AND THE USD’S RECREA.iuN, AMENITIES AND SPORTS OFFICE ON THE FIFTH FLOOR, 18 CAMERON ROAD.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 18. FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE OBTAINED ON 3-723789.

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MEMBERS OF THE CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO CONSIDER THE ENDORSEMENT OF ALLOCATING FUNDS TO SUPPORT A FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN IN THE DISTRICT.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE CAMPAIGN INCLUDE A CRIME PREVENTION CARNIVAL, SEMINAR, MODEL CITIZENS AWARD SCHEME AND OTHER EVENTS, WHICH WERE PROPOSED BY A WORKING GROUP UNDER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS RECEIVED FROM LOCAL ORGANISATIONS FOR ORGANISING CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES FOR THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE’S ACTIVITIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

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COMMITTEE TO MEET ON COMMUNITY PROJECTS *****

THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS FUND ALLOCATION FOR VARIOUS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FUNCTIONS AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE FUNCTIONS INCLUDE A LANTERN CARNIVAL AND A SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS FROM AREA COMMITTEES AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND SPONSORSHIP TOWARDS THE PRINTING COST OF THE 1987 CHINESE NEW YEAR POSTERS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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CHINESE GARDEN AROUND ANCIENT TEMPLE * * * *

THE URBAN COUNCIL WILL BUILD A $1.9 MILLION SCENIC CHINESE STYLE REST GARDEN AROUND ONE OF THE MOST ANCIENT TEMPLES IN THE TERRITORY, THE TIN HAU TEMPLE AT CAUSEWAY BAY.

+AS THE 18TH CENTURY TEMPLE HAS A HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE, THE DESIGN OF THE REST GARDEN WOULD BE COMPATIBLE WITH THE OVERALL ENVIRONMENT OF THE TEMPLE,+ SAID A COUNCIL SPOKESMAN TODAY.

HE SAID THE MAIN ATTRACTION OF THE REST GARDEN WOULD BE AN UNIQUE WATER FEATURE COMPRISING A THREE-LEVEL WATER CASCADE AND A WATER POOL THUS ENHANCING THE TRANQUILLITY OF , THE WHOLE PLACE.

♦UNDERWATER LIGHTING SYSTEM WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED TO ENABLE VISITORS TO ENJOY THE PEACE AND SCENIC VIEW OF THE CASCADE AND POOL AT NIGHT,+ HE SAID.

THE BACKDROP OF THE WATER FEATURE WOULD BE SELECTED GRANITE ROCKS IN DIFFERENT SHAPES.

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♦APART FROM THE WATER FEATURE, A LARGE CHINESE STYLE AV IL ION WITH TWO CONCRETE CHESS TABLES AND STOOLS INSIDE IT WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.*

THE SPOKESMAN SAID OTHER FACILITIES IN THE REST GARDEN WOULD INCLUDE ARBOURS, PARK BENCHES, FLOWER BEDS, PLANTERS AND PARK LIGHTS.

+TO MATCH THE ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC TOILETS, INCLUDING ONE FOR THE DISABLED, ARE DESIGNED ACCORDING TO THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPT,* HE SAID.

+A SPIRAL STAIRCASE WILL BE BUILT LINKING THE REST GARDEN WITH DRAGON ROAD TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL ACCESS TO RESIDENTS IN TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD.

♦ABUNDANT TREES, SHRUBS, FLOWERS, GROUND COVERS AND CLIPPERS WILL BE PLANTED IN THE 760 SQUARE-METRE SITE WHILE THE EXISTING MATURE TREES WILL BE PRESERVED.*

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MEET THE MEDIA * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT CHEMIST, MR LEE NAM-SANG, WILL MEET THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) AT 4 PM IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES ON HONG KONG ISLAND * * * *

WING LOK STREET AND FROM ONE-WAY

THE SECTION OF CLEVERLY STREET BETWEEN homham STRAND WILL BE TEMPORARILY RE-ROUTED SOUTHBOUND INTO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND FOR ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 4) TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

MEANWHILE, IN CONNECTION WITH THE COMMISSIONING OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT THE JUNCTION OF MARSH ROAD AND L0CKHART ^^D, THE FOLLOWING ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN WAN CHAI FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5):

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* NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT FROM NORTHBOUND MARSH ROAD INTO LOCKHART ROAD?

* THE EXISTING PEAK HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM) DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON THE SECTION OF MARSH ROAD BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND LOCKHART ROAD (EXCEPT THE LAYBY ON THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE) WILL BE EXTENDED TO OPERATE 24 HOURS DAILY; AND

* THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF MARSH ROAD BETWEEN LOCKHART ROAD AND INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD; AND THE SECTION OF aSTBOUND LOCKHART ROAD BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 369 AND ITS JUNCTION WITH MARSH ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED 24-HOUR DAILY URBAN CLEARWAYS.

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

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RAILWAY APPROACH TO KCR TERMINAL CLOSED

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TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK, THE RAILWAY APPROACH IN HONG CHONG ROAD IN HUNG HOM LEADING TO THE KCR TERMINAL WILL BE CLOSED FROM MIDNIGHT TO 5 AM DAILY ON SEPTEMBER 5 (FRIDAY) AND SEPTEMBER 6.

MOTORISTS ON SOUTHBOUND HONG CHONG ROAD HEADING FOR THE KCR TERMINAL SHOULD USE SALISBURY ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH AND CHEONG WAN ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SAFETY COUNCIL PROPOSE UNDER STUDY .............................. 1

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES TO START AT ADMIRALTY ............... 2

DFCC AND MAC MEMBERS EXCHANGE VIEWS ......................... 3

ANCIENT BURIAL URNS UNEARTHED ................................... 4

VALUE OF Labour RELATIONS work recognised........................ 5

BLOCK TO BLOCK CLEAN-UP UNDER WAY................................ 5

BONHAM STRaND ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO GO........................... 6

TENANCY SOUGHT FOR CaR PARKING SITE.............................. 6

YAU MA TEI PREPARES FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN ........................ 7

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS CONNAUGHT RO;J) LhNDSCaPING................. 7

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT ............... 8

KOWLOON CITY DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS TRilNSPORT PROPOSALS .... 9

NORTH DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT................ 9

eastern transport plan under study ............................. ie

YUEN LONG INVESTMENT SEMINAR ORGjJIISED......................... 10

PRESS CONFERENCE ON KWAI TSING FIGHT CRIME SCHEMES.............. 11

CENTRAL FIRE STATION OPENING ..................................  11

KEEP HK CLEhN MEETING OPENS TO PUBLIC .......................... 12

SPEED LIMIT ON TUNNEL EXIT ROADS, CmNAL ROAD FLYOVER......... 12

CENTRAL, EASTERN DISTRICTS TRAFFIC CHANGES ..................... 13

PROHIBITED ZONE IN YUEN LONG ................................... 13

NO FLUSHING WATER IN CENTRAL DISTRICT..........................  13

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1986

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SAFETY COUNCIL PROPOSAL UNDER STUDY

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THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IS STUDYING A PROPOSAL TO SET UP A STATUTORY BODY TO PROMOTE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR DARWIN CHEN, SAID THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING.

IT IS HOPED, HE ADDED, THAT A COUNCIL FOR THIS PURPOSE WILL BE FORMED ONCE THE PROBLEM OF FINANCE IS RESOLVED.

SPEAKING AT A DINNER MEETING OF THE COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF ASIAN-PACIFIC NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCILS WHICH IS CURRENTLY HOLDING A THREE-DAY CONFERENCE IN HONG KONG, MR CHEN NOTED THAT ALTHOUGH HONG KONG DID NOT HAVE A STATUTORY SAFETY COUNCIL, IT DID HAVE A STRONG TRIPARTITE MOVEMENT TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

+THIS MOVEMENT IS LED BY THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION (CISAP) AND ITS SIX INDUSTRY-BASED SAFETY SUB-COMMITTEES,* HE SAID.

THE Cl SAP IS COMPOSED OF REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE GOVERNMENT, EMPLOYERS’ AND WORKERS’ ORGANISATIONS AS WELL AS THOSE OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS.

AND THE SIX SUB-COMMITTEES HAVE BEEN FORMED TO PROMOTE SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION, TEXTILES, PLASTICS, ELECTRONICS, METAL SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPREPAIRING INDUSTRIES.

+BOTH THE MAIN COMMITTEE AND THE SUB-COMMITTEES ARE CLOSELY INVOLVED IN THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROMOTION CAMPAIGN WHICH MAKES EXTENSIVE USE OF THE MASS MEDIA SUCH AS TELEVISION, RADIO AND NEWSPAPERS, AS WELL AS POPULAR VENUES FOR EXHIBITIONS AND SEMINARS,+ MR CHEN SAID.

+IT IS INTENDED THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL EVOLVE INTO A STATUTORY BODY WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROMOTING OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH.+

MR CHEN SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THIS TRIPARTITE APPROACH WAS AN EFFECTIVE MEANS OF IMPROVING SAFETY AT WORK AS EXPERIENCE SHOWED THAT LEGISLATION ALONE COULD NOT FULLY ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVE OF A HIGH STANDARD OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH.

SELF-REGULATION BY BOTH EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES IS ESSENTIAL IF THE OBJECTIVE IS TO BE FULLY REALISED.

IN THIS RESPECT, HE ADDED, SAFETY PROFESSIONALS WOULD PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE BY ADVISING THOSE CONCERNED AND HELPING TO RAISE SAFETY STANDARDS, KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS IN VARIOUS INDUSTRIES AND TRADES.

/MR CHB'I

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MR CHEN ALSO TOLD THE MEETING THAT THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PROMOTION ACTIVITIES HAD BEEN INCREASING.

CITING EXAMPLES, HE SAID AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WEEK — THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN HONG KONG — HAD BEEN PLANNED FOR NEXT MARCH TO MARK THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF Cl SAP.

DURING THE WEEK, EACH OF THE SIX INDUSTRY-BASED SUB-COMMITTEES WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE DAY’S ACTIVITIES. THESE WILL LEAD UP TO A GRAND FINALE IN THE FORM OF A VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG ON MARCH 20.

+RESPONSE FROM UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE AND SUB-COMMITTEES AND FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR HAS BEEN EXTREMELY ENCOURAGING,+ MR CHEN NOTED.

+WE HOPE IT WILL SIGNIFY A THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN PROMOTING

NEW PHASE OF PARTICIPATION BY INDUSTRIAL SAFETY,* HE ADDED.

COMMITTEE OF ASIAN-PACIFIC NATIONAL SAFETY

THE COORDINATING __.....__ _ ,

COUNCILS WAS ESTABLISHED IN SINGAPORE IN AUGUST LAST YEAR AT AN INAUGURAL MEETING CONVENED BY THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL OF

AUSTRALIA.

DURING THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE WHICH ENDS ON FRIDAY, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SAFETY ORGANISATIONS OF 14 ASIAN AND PACIFIC COUNTRIES WILL DISCUSS REGIONAL COOPERATION AND ASSISTANCE IN HEALTH AND SAFETY MATTERS, EXCHANGE EXPERIENCES AND INFORMATION ON A MUTUALLY-BENEFICI AL BASIS AND FOSTER EDUCATIONAL TRAINING SEMINARS.

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A SERIES OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE ADMIRALTY AND LAMBETH WALK AREA IN CENTRAL TO ENABLE WORK TO START ON THE NEW HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER.

THE MEASURES WILL COME INTO EFFECT SEPARATELY BETWEEN THIS MONTH AND EARLY NOVEMBER.

RECONSTRUCTION OF THE HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER IS PART OF THE UPGRADED CONNAUGHT ROAD SCHEME. WHEN COMPLETED, THE NEW ELEVATED ROAD WILL PROVIDE TWO EASTBOUND AND THREE WESTBOUND LANES AS WELL AS A GRADE SEPARATED SLIP ROAD FROM HARCOURT ROAD WESTBOUND TO COTTON TREE DRIVE. AT PRESENT, THE FLYOVER ONLY HAS TWO WESTBOUND LANES.

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•1 ' INI^ISE DISRUPTION TO TRAFFIC, THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE R, WHICH RUNS IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE EXISTING

s ILL BE BUILT FIRST TO DIVERT WESTBOUND TRAFFIC BEFORE

t LO O’! IS DEMOLISHED,* A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

, GAINED THAT AT THE INITIAL STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION, WORK Hi CARRIED OUT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE COTTON TREE DRIVE FLYOVER RAMP.

+ IT IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO CLOSE THE EXISTING SLIP ROAD -ROM SRCOURT ROAD EASTBOUND TO COTTON TREE DRIVE FLYOVER AND TO DIVERT TRAFFIC VIA ANOTHER SLIP ROAD ABOUT 40 METRES TO THE EAST + THE SPOKESMAN SAID. THE MEASURE WILL BE IN FORCE FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

BV "I O-SEPTEMBER, THE JUNCTION OF HARCOURT ROAD AND COTTON TREE WlLL COME UNDER SIGNAL CONTROL.

IN ADDITION, THE LEFT TURN AROUND THE BANK OF AMERICA TOWER VIA THE SLIP ROAD FROM COTTON TREE DRIVE NORTHBOUND TO CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE BANNED. TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED ALONG LAMBETH WALK, WHICH WILL BE RE-ROUTED TWO-WAY AND THE SECTION OF MURRAY ROAD BETWEEN CHATER ROAD AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

AS A RESULT OF THE ABOVE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES, CMB ROUTES 16, 99, 721 AND 722 AS WELL AS GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 22 ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO CENTRAL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA LAMBETH WALK WESTBOUND AND MURRAY ROAD NORTHBOUND BEFORE REJOINING CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL.

MEANWHILE, CMB ROUTES 12M LAMBETH WALK WESTBOUND TO JOIN

AND 23B WILL BE DIVERTED VIA MURRAY ROAD SOUTHBOUND.

IN NOVEMBER, THE SOUTHERMOST LAY-BY INSIDE THE ADMIRALTY WEST BUS TERMINUS WILL OPEN FOR GENERAL THROUGH TRAFFIC FROM Trr ADMIRALTY AREA IN ORDER TO RELIEVE THE TRAFFIC BURDEN ON HARCOURT ROAD, WHICH WILL BE MADE NARROWER DURING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW FLYOVER.

THE SPOKESMAN URGED THE PUBLIC TO WATCH OUT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION DATES OF THE TRAFFIC MEASURES, WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE.

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DFCC AND MAC MEMBERS EXCHANGE VIEWS

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MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE THIS ' WEDNESDAY) EVENING VISITED THE MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OF BLOCKS lc AND 21 IN LAM TIN ESTATE TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON THE LAW AND ORDER SITUATION.

THIS WAS HE FIRST IN A SERIES OF VISITS TO MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES IN ’HE 'STRICT CONDUCTED BY THIS YEAR’S FIGHT CRIME

COMMITTEE.

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TURING THE VISIT, DFCC CHAIRMAN, MR MAU KEI-ON, AND COMMITTEE aS STAFF OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE, HOUSING DEPARTMENT AND

THE POLI CERMET MEMBERS OF THE MAC’S AND RESIDENTS OF THE TWO BLOCKS.

THE MAC MEMBERS WERE ENCOURAGED TO ACTIVELY TAKE PART IN rIGHT CRIME ACTIVITIES. VIEWS ON FIGHT CRIME MEASURES WERE ALSO COLLECTED.

apart FROM VISITS TO MAC’S, THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO ORGANISE FIGHT CRIME TALKS AND SEMINARS, POSTER DESIGN OOMPETKION ON CRIME PREVENTION, INTER-SCHOOL DEBATES AND A +FIGHT CRIME rlUNttK* COMPETITION.

Th DFCC WILL ALSO WORK TOGETHER WITH THE POLICE TO CONTINUE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE +NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME* IN THE AREA.

SO FAR MORE THAN 3 OOO HOUSEHOLDS FROM 14 BLOCKS OF BUILDINGS IN THE DISTRICT HAVE JOINED THE SCHEME TO FIGHT CRIME.

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ANCIENT BURIAL URNS UNEARTHED

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TWO ANCIENT BURIAL URNS WERE ACCIDENTALLY UNEARTHED DURING CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR A NEW ROAD NEAR HO HOK SHAN AT YUEN LONG RECENTLY.

THE DISCOVERY WAS MADE BY AN ASSISTANT ENGINEER OF THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT WHO BROUGHT IT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE ANTIQUITIES AND MONUMENTS OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH.

SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION OF THE FINDS SHOW THAT THE TWO JARS 'VERE PROBABLY BURIAL URNS OF THE TANG DYNASTY (620-906 A.D.). BOTH ARE VALUABLE OBJECTS OF GREAT HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL INTEREST.

THOUGH SLIGHTLY DAMAGED, THE URNS ARE STILL IN GOOD CONDITION AND ARE OF SIMILAR SIZES - ABOUT 39 CM IN HEIGHT AND 23 CM IN DIAMETER. AFTER CONSERVATION TREATMENT, THEY WILL BE DISPLAYED FOR PUBLIC VIEWING.

THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, WHO IS THE ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY, HAS SENT A LETTER TO THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT COMMENDING THE ENGINEER FOR HIS ALERTNESS AND THANKING HIM FOR REPORTING THE FIND.

A SPOKESMAN FOR MSB SAID TODAY THAT IT WAS HOPED THAT THE ENGINEER’S ACTIONS WOULD BE AN EXAMPLE TO OTHERS TO PROTECT HONG KONG’S CULTURAL HERITAGE.

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VALUE OP LABOUR RELATIONS WORK RECOGNISED * * * * *

'•■t CONCILIATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE LABOUR RELATIONS L, ,1‘jiON - THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT RECEIVE DUE RECOGNITION TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS THIS MORNING, THE DIRECTOR OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY UNIONS COMMON OFFICE. MR POON TO-CHUEN, PRESENTED A SILVER PLATE TO AN ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR CHOW TUNG-SHAN, IN APPRECIATION OF THE EFFORTS THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT MADE IN SETTLING A NUMBER OF SERIOUS LABOUR DISPUTES IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

ALSO PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE SECRETARY OF THE COMMON OFFICE, MR MA CHING-KO, OTHER UNION REPRESENTATIVES AND SENIOR C.FICERS OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS DIVISIONS.

MR CHOW POINTED OUT THAT THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY UNIONS COMMON OFFICE PLAYED A CONSTRUCTIVE ROLE IN RESOLVING THE DISPUTES WHICH INVOLVED ABOUT 2 OOO WORKERS.

+THEIR EFFORTS IN EXPLAINING TO THE WORKERS THEIR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS AND IN SECURING A FAIR AND REASONABLE SETTLEMENT WERE MOST VALUABLE,+ HE ADDED.

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BLOCK TO BLOCK CLEAN-UP UNDER WAY *****

A FULL SCALE CLEAN-UP OF STREETS AND CANOPIES IN KWUN TONG AND KOWLOON CITY IS UNDERWAY AND WILL SOON SPREAD TO OTHER URBAN DISTRICTS.

THE OPERATION, WHICH CONSTITUTES THE URBAN COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN’S BLOCK TO BLOCK CLEAN-UP PHASE, IS IMPLEMENTED BY THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT (USD) AND WILL LAST THROUGH OCTOBER.

TO FACILITATE THE BLITZ, EACH DISTRICT HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO SECTORS AND USD CLEANSING TEAMS WILL SPEND AT LEAST A FULL WORKING DAY IN EACH.

KWUN TONG AND WESTERN DISTRICTS EACH HAS 25 SECTORS WHILE EASTERN DISTRICT ONLY HAS 14.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT HOWEVER THAT THE NUMBER OF DAYS DEVOTED TO EACH DISTRICT WOULD DEPEND ON THE SIZE OF THE DISTRICT AND THE STATE OF CLEANLINESS.

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♦MEMBERS OP THE PUBLIC COULD RENDER THEIR SUPPORT BY TAKING JUNK DIRECTLY TO A NEARBY REFUSE COLLECTION POINT DURING OPENING HOURS,+ HE SAID.

RESIDENTS OF ALL DISTRICTS MAY CALL THE LITTER HOTLINE --5-95555 -- OR THEIR LOCAL URBAN SERVICES OFFICE TO FIND OUT THE OPENING HOURS OF THE REFUSE COLLECTION POINTS IN THEIR NEIGHBOURHOODS.

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BONHAM STRAND ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO GO

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AN APPLICATION IS TO BE MADE IN VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 29 TO CLOSE AN ILLEGAL STRUCTURE ON THE MAIN ROOF OF 76, BONHAM STRAND, HONG KONG.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY WANTS TO OBTAIN THE CLOSURE ORDER SO THAT THE STRUCTURE CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT DANGER TO ITS OCCUPANTS OR TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

IT POSTED NOTICES OF ITS INTENTION TO APPLY TO THE COURT ON A CONSPICUOUS PART OF THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURE TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

ALMOST TWO YEARS AGO, THE BUILDING ORDINANCE OFFICE ISSUED A DEMOLITION ORDER, BUT THIS HAS NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

THE AUTHORITY INTENDS THAT THE STRUCTURE SHOULD BE DEMOLISHED AS SOON AS THE COURT ORDER IS ISSUED.

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TENANCY SOUGHT FOR CAR PARKING SITE

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A CAR PARKING AREA IN YAU TONG IS BEING OFFERED ON SHORT-TERM TENANCY BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

THE SITE IS AT THE JUNCTION OF KA WING AND YAN WING STREETS AND MEASURES 2 420 SQUARE METRES.

ACCORDING TO TENANCY TERMS, THE FEE-PAYING PUBLIC CAR PARK IS NOT FOR USE BY CONTAINER VEHICLES.

THE TENANCY IS INITIALLY FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

CLOSING DATE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS IS NOON ON SEPTEMBER 18.

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YAU MA TEI PREPARES FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN * * * * *

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO DRIVE HOME THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE WILL BE ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE OVER THE COMING MONTHS.

THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5), AND ACTIVITIES PLANNED INCLUDE DAY CAMP FOR YOUTHS, BOOKMARK AND SLOGAN DESIGN COMPETITIONS AND PROMOTION OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME.

AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION WILL BE PRESENTED TO 63 CITIZENS WHO HAVE HELPED TO COMBAT CRIME IN THE DISTRICT.

OFFICIATING GUESTS WILL BE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG » YAU MA TEI DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR BEN MUNFORD; CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MRS ENA CHAN; AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH.

A SEMINAR ON CRIME PREVENTION AND SECURITY MEASURES WILL ALSO BE HELD ON THE SAME DAY FOR JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITH AND WATCH SHOP OWNERS. THE SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU, DISTRICT CRIME SQUAD, AN INSURANCE FIRM AND THE JEWELLERY TRADE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN WHICH WILL START AT 5.15 PM ON FRIDAY AND THE SEMINAR WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM. BOTH FUNCTIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE OFFICERS’ MESS, NINTH FLOOR, YAU MA TEI DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS, 213 NATHAN ROAD.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS CONNAUGHT ROAD LANDSCAPING

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MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS LANDSCAPING WORKS CONNECTED WITH THE UPGRADING OF CONNAUGHT ROAD AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

THE PROPOSED LANDSCAPING WILL TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE UPGRADED ROAD. IT IS INTENDED TO CREATE PLANTING AREAS ALONG THE ROAD AND ASSOCIATED ROAD REALIGNMENTS, AND THERE WILL BE EXTENSIONS TO EXISTING PLANTING AREAS SUCH AS THOSE NEAR CONNAUGHT CENTRE.

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MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS ACCOUNTING ARRANGEMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, PROJECTS PROPOSED FOR 1986-87, AND THE MINOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS REPORT FOR JUNE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE UTH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT *****

MEMBERS OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1987-88 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME AT A MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

PREPARED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, THE PROGRAMME GIVES DETAILS OF DEVELOPMENTS AND PROPOSED CHANGES IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES WHICH MIGHT AFFECT YUEN LONG DISTRICT.

THESE INCLUDE THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM AND ITS FEEDER BUS SERVICES, THE ANNUAL ROUTE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF BUS SERVICES, MAXI-CAB SERVICES AND RESIDENTS’ SERVICES.

AT THE MEETING MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE INFORMED OF DETAILS OF FARE REVISION OF SEVERAL MAXI-CAB SERVICES WHICH BECAME EFFECTIVE IN MARCH AS WELL AS THE INTRODUCTION OF SIX NEW ROUTES IN AUGUST.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE PROPOSED TEMPORARY WIDENING OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD IN YUEN LONG TOWN 5 THE ACCESS ARRANGEMENT FOR A PROPOSED PETROL FILLING STATION IN AU TAU 5 AND THE PROVISION OF FOOTPATHS ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD BETWEEN MA PO LUNG TSUEN AND TSI NG LUNG TSUEN, SAN TIN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING BEGIN I NG AT 10 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT BOARD OFFICE, 13TH FLOOR, TAI KIU GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, YUEN LONG.

YOU ARE REMINDED THAT THE RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE AND THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE MEETINGS HA " BEEN POSTPONED TO 3 PM SEPTEMBER 10 AND 10 AM SEPTEMBER 24 RESPL.1' v.

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KOWLOON CITY DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS TRANSPORT PROPOSALS

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MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1987-38 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

THEY WILL CONSIDER PROPOSALS CONCERNING BUS ROUTE DEVELOPMENT AND FERRY SERVICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YARE INVITED TO COVER THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE KOWLOON city traffic and transport committee to be held tomorrow at 2.15 pm AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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NORTH DB COMMITTEE TO STUDY TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT

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THP TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1987-88 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT.

THE PAPER, PRESENTED BY SENIOR TRANSPORT OFFICER/NEW TERRITORIES, PLANNING, MR TAM SHEK-YAU, WILL COVER DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR TRAIN, BUS AND MAXICAB SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER THE TRANSPORT PROBLEM AT THE SHEUNG SHU I TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING.

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EASTERN TRANSPORT PLAN UNDER STUDY *****

rHE ’9AFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT ,’ARn '/ILL DISCUSS THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR 1986-88 AT A SPECIAL MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT HAS PREPARED THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME BASED ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTED POPULATION C^ANGFS REVIEW OF CO-ORDINATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND A STUDY Of CROSS-HARBOUR SERVICES, FOR BOARD MEMBERS’ CONSIDERATION.

TRANSPORT SERVICES AT KORNHILL AND THE WITHDRAWAL OF THE SAI WAN HO TO KOWLOON CITY FERRY SERVICE WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD TO BEGIN ON FRIDAY AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, 880-836 KING’S ROAD, HONG KONG.

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YUEN LONG INVESTMENT SEMINAR ORGANISED * * * * *

A SEMINAR ENTITLED +MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT IN YUEN LONG A SUCCESS* WILL BE HELD THIS FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) IN THE FAIRVIEW PARK COUNTRY CLUB TO PROVIDE POTENTIAL INVESTORS TO YUEN LONG DISTRICT WITH AN OVERALL PICTURE OF THE INVESTMENT CLIMATE.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE FAIRVIEW PARK COUNTRY CLUB, THE SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE SPEECHES AND PANEL DISCUSSION ON SPECIFIC TOPICS RELATING TO INVESTMENT AND RUNNING BUSINESS IN YUEN LONG.

SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE THE FORMER YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR JAMES WILSON, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, DR TANG SIU-TONG AND A SENIOR OFFICER OF BARCLAYS BANK, MR ADOLPHUS WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM IN THE FAIRVIEW PARK COUNTRY CLUB IN YUEN LONG.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON KWAI TSING FIGHT CRIME SCHFMES * * * * *

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR CHOI HING-SHUN, WILL MEET THE PRESS AT 11 AM TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO INTRODUCE THE MODEL NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNIT AWARD AS WELL AS OTHER CITIZEN AWARD SCHEMES.

THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 1OTH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 166-174, HING FONG ROAD.

FOUR DFCC MEMBERS, MR LEE WING-TAT, MR KINSEN FOK, MR NG HOI-SAN AND MR TSUNG HOWK-LAI, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW AT 11 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 1OTH rLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174, HING FONG ROAD.

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CENTRAL FIRE STATION OPENING

MULT I-MILL I ON DOLLAR CENTRAL SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AT CO.TON TREE DRIVE WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE rHIEF FIR^ (SEPTEMBER 5)^ K°NG C0MMAND’ MR j0HN 3REDBURY, ON FRIDAY

prov.JeSJre" ™ G4RI*N r04° firf stat.on to

FOR THE CENTRAL AREA.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO FIRE STATION AT COTTON AT 10.30 AM.

ATTEND THE OPEN IN* CEREMONY OF THE CENTRAL TREE DRIVE, CENTRAL, ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5)

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KEEP HK CLEAN MEETING OPENS TO PUBLIC IU * O

THE JOINT URBAN COUNCIL-REGIONAL COUNCIL KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN STEERING COMMITTEE WILL HOLD ITS FIRST OPEN MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

THE COMMITTEE, CHAIRED BY MR WALTER SULKE, WILL CONSIDER THREE PAPERS INCLUDING THE PROGRESS REPORT ON THE JOINT UC-RC KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES, FUTURE STRATEGY FOR A TERRITORY-WIDE CAMPAIGN, AND THE CLEAN SCHOOL COMPETITION.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.15 PM AT ROOM TWO, FOURTH FLOOR, OF THE URBAN COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT EDINBURGH PLACE. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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SPEED LIMIT ON TUNNEL EXIT ROADS, CANAL ROAD FLYOVER it Kr it it it

THE SPEED LIMITS OF THE FOLLOWING ROADS WILL BE RELAXED FROM THE EXISTING 50 KILOMETRES PER HOUR TO 70 KILOMETRES PER HOUR FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5):

* THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL EXIT ROADS LEADING TO CAUSEWAY BAY, NORTH POINT, CENTRAL AND CANAL ROAD FLYOVER.

* CANAL ROAD FLYOVER MAIN CARRIAGEWAY.

* THE FOLLOWING SLIP ROADS OR RAMPS LINKING WITH CANAL ROAD FLYOVER: LEADING FROM EASTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD 5 THE UP RAMPS LEADING FROM WESTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD, CANAL ROAD WEST, MORRISON HILL ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD? AND THE DOWN RAMPS LEADING TO WESTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD, CANAL ROAD EAST AND MORRISON HILL ROAD.

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CENTRAL, EASTERN DISTRICTS TRAFFIC CHANGES

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TO FACILITATE THE LAUNCHING OF THE LAN KWAI FONG STREET FESTIVAL AS PART OF THE HONG KONG FOOD FESTIVAL 1986, THE STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN NOON AND 8 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) AND FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 7).

ALSO FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY, ALL PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER WESTLANDS ROAD, BUT WILL BE BANNED FROM ENTERING TAIKOO SHING ROAD FROM WESTLANDS ROAD 24 HOURS DAILY.

IN ADDITION, WESTLANDS ROAD WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES FROM THE SAME TIME.

WITHIN THE URBAN CLEARWAY, NO PUBLIC LIGHT BUS WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

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PROHIBITED ZONE IN YUEN LONG

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YAT SUN STREET IN YUEN LONG WILL BE DESIGNATED A PROHIBITED ZONE TO VEHICLES WITH AN OVER-ALL HEIGHT EXCEEDING 3.5 METRES WITH EFFECT FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5).

THE EXTENT OF THE PROHIBITED ZONE WILL BE INDICATED BY APPROPRIATE TRAFFIC SIGNS.

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NO FLUSHING WATER IN CENTRAL DISTRICT

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN CENTRAL DISTRICT WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 6) FOR 48 HOURS FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES BOUNDED BY PEDDER STREET, WYNDHAM STREET, GLENEALY, CAINE ROAD, PO YAN STREET, POSSESSION STREET, MORRISON STREET, CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND THE SEAFRONT.

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BANKING ON A GOOD VIEW FOR ROYAL VISITORS * * * *

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL HAVE A PANORAMIC VIEW OF HONG ONG AND KOWLOON FROM ONE OF CENTRAL’S MOST OUTSTANDING BUILDINGS - THE NEW HONG KONG AND SHANGHAI BANK HEADQUARTERS -DURING THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR VISIT TO THE TERRITORY.

IT WILL BE A MEMORABLE OCCASION FOR A REPRESENTATIVE GROUP OF BANK STAFF WHO WILL BE INTRODUCED TO HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS DURING THE BRIEF VISIT.

A BANK SPOKESMAN STRESSED THAT THOSE INTRODUCED TO THE QUEEN WOULD BE A TRULY REPRESENTATIVE GROUP AND WOULD NOT BE CONFINED TO TOP MANAGEMENT STAFF.

BESIDES GIVING THE ROYAL VISITORS A VIEW OF HONG KONG FROM A VANTAGE POINT AS YET ENJOYED BY FEW PEOPLE IN THE TERRITORY, THE VISIT WILL ALSO BE A RECOGNITION OF THE BIG BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO THE 47-STOREY, $5 227 MILLION BUILDING.

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WILL RIDE ONE OF THE TWO ESCALATORS FROM THE GROUND FLOOR PUBLIC PLAZA UP TO THE THIRD FLOOR BANKING HALL. THE ESCALATORS, AT 25 METRES, ARE THE LONGEST FREELY SUPPORTED ESCALATORS IN THE WORLD.

IN THE BANKING HALL THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL SEE THE FULL MAGNIFICENCE OF THE 52-METRE ATRIUM WHICH ARISES 11 LEVELS FROM THE GROUND FLOOR PLAZA AND GIVES THE BUILDING ITS IMPRESSIVE CATHEDRAL-LIKE ATMOSPHERE.

IT IS IN THE BANKING HALL THAT STAFF WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE.

ACCOMPANIED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BANK, SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG, AND THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, MR WILLIAM PURVES, THE ROYAL COUPLE WILL BE TAKEN BY LIFT TO THE 35TH FLOOR FOR A PANORAMIC VIEW OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON.

SIR MICHAEL WILL PRESENT THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WITH MEMENTOES OF THEIR 2O-MINUTE VISIT TO HONG KONG’S MOST MODERN BUILDING.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SPECIAL LEGCO SITTING NOT REQUIRED .......................... 1

EXCO ACCEPTS WAR MEMORIAL FUND RECOMMENDATIONS............... 1

MONETARY STATISTICS FOR JULY RELEASED ....................... 2

LAW REFORM COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS .......................... 6

SAFETY OFFICERS HAVE VITAL ROLE TO PLAY ..................... 6

FIGHT AGAINST NARCOTICS PaYING OFF .......................... 8

MAGAZINE MAN IS MILLIONTH HK PAVILION VISITOR ............... 8

EVENTS ORGANISED IN FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN .................... 9

BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT COMPLETED AT LYhMUN BARRACKS ......... 10

POST OFFICE TO ISSUE NEW AEROGRAMME.......................... 10

RESIDENTS URGED TO JOIN SWIMMING GaLA ....................... 11

VEGETABLE GROWING COMPETITION ORGANISED FOR SCHOOLS.......... 11

TAI PO LANTERN DESIGN CONTEST ............................... 12

PHOTO EXHIBITION ON HK HISTORY............................... 12

HING WAH STREET CLEARANCE TO BE DISCUSSED.................... 13

CONTRACT SIGNING FOR JUNK BAY TUNNEL......................... 13

TRAFFIC PLAN FOR FOOTBALL MATCHES............................ 14

BRIDGE CLOSED FOR INSPECTION ................................ 15

TWO-WaY TRAFFIC RESUMES ON KIK YEUNG ROAD.................... 15

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1936

SPECIAL LEGCO SITTING NOT REQUIRED ft ft ft

THE GOVERNOR HAS RECEIVED FROM MR S.L. CHEN, THE ACTING SENIOR MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, A FULL ACCOUNT QP- the MEETING HELD AMONG LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLORS ON SEPTEMBER 3, NOTING THEIR DECISION ON A VISIT BY THE - ACT—=" I N DI NG DELEGATIONS TO PEKING TO DISCUSS THEIR Fl' DINGS, ’D NOTING THAT ’iOS MEMBERS FPLT THAT IT WOULD NOT BE CONSTRUCTIVE AT THIS TIME TO HOLD A SPECIAL SITTING 0" THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PRIOR TO THAT VISIT.

A GROUP OF OTHER MEMBERS WHO HAD BEEN PRESENT AT YESTERDAY’S MEETING CALLED ON THE GOVERNOR THIS MORNING TO URGE NEVERTHELESS THAT H- SHOULD CALL A SPECIAL SITTING UNDER STANDING ORDER NO. 7A OF THE STANDING ORDERS OF THE COUNCIL. HAVING CONSIDERED THE REPORT OF THE ACTING SENIOR MEMBER AND THE REPRESENTATIONS '■'AD- BY THE GROUP OF OTHER MEMBERS, THE GOVERNOR HAS DECIDED THAT IN THE LIGHT OF ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES, AND PARTICULARLY IN THE LIGHT OF CONCLUSIONS REACHED A’ YESTERDAY’S MEETING, HE IS NOT SATISFIED THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST DOES REQUIRE A SPECIAL SITTING AT THIS TIME.

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EXCO ACCEPTS WAR MEMORIAL FUND RECOMMENDATIONS

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THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HAS ACCEPTED THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REPORT OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE OF THE HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND, WHICH WAS TABLED IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ON JULY 16 THIS YEAR.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (THURSDAY), THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, SAID THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS HAD BEEN ENDORSED BY THE GOVERNOR-IN-COUNCIL ON SEPTEMBER 2 SUBJECT TO ACCEPTANCE OF THEIR FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS AND PROVISION OF THE NECESSARY FUNDS BY THE - I NANCE COMMITTEE.

HE ADDED THAT HE WOULD SHORTLY BE IN TOUCH WITH THE HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND COMMITTEE ABOUT THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATIONS WHICH WERE THAT:

* PRESENT BENEFICIARIES, WHO ARE THOSE ACTUALLY RECEIVING BENEFITS ON FEBRUARY .18, 1935, SHOULD RETAIN THEIR EXISTING MONTHLY GRANTS BUT SHOULD ALSO STATE ANNUALLY WHETHER THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CHANGED;

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* NFW APPLICANTS LIVING IN HONG KONG SHOULD MAKE THEIR APPLICATION IN the FORM OF A STATUTORY DECLARATION WHICH WOULD INCORPORATE AN EXTRACT FROM SECTION 4 OF THE HONG KONG WAR MEMORIAL FUND ORDINANCE SETTING OUT THE OBJECTS nF THE FUND AND WHATEVER INCOME THRESHOLD THE COMMITTEE MAY SET FOR A MAINTENANCE GRANT. THE APPLICANT WOULD NOT BE REQUIRED TO STATE DETAILS OF HIS INCOME;

X NEW APPLICANTS LIVING OVERSEAS SHOULD, AS BEFORE, BE REQUIRED TO STATE DETAILS OF THEIR INCOME AND HAVE THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES ASSESSED BY A SOCIA- WORKER. THIS WAS BECAUSE THEIR STATUS DIFFERED FROM LOCAL APPLICANTS WHO WOULD EITHER BE KNOWN TO OR WHOSE SITUATION COULD BE VERIFIED BY THE COMMITTEE ; AND

* THE FUND SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ADMINISTERED BY A COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.

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MONETARY STATISTICS FOR JULY RELEASED

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BOTH HONG KONG DOLLAR AND FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW IN JULY, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS PUBLISHED BY THE MONETARY AFFAIRS BRANCH TODAY. THE GROWTH RATE 0^ FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS REMAINED HIGHER THAN THAT OF HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS.

HONG KONG DOLLAR Ml (THE NARROWEST DEFINITION OF MONEY SUPPLY) DECREASED, DUE TO A FALL IN DEMAND DEPOSITS. HONG KONG DOLLAR M2 AND M3, ON THE OTHER HAND, BOTH INCREASED.

LOANS AND ADVANCES CONTINUED TO GROW IN JULY. LOANS TO FINANCE TRADE INCREASED FASTER THAN IN THE PREVIOUS MONTH. LOANS FOR USE IN HONG KONG ALSO CONTINUED TO INCREASE.

THE COMPARISONS WITH THE MONTH OF APRIL 1986 ARE DISTORTED BY THE UNUSUALLY HIGH LEVELS OF DEMAND DEPOSITS AND LOANS AT THE END OF APRIL CAUSED BY THE SUBSCRIPTION FOR SHARES OF CATHAY PACIFIC AT THAT TIME.

DEPOSITS

IN JULY, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEMAND DEPOSITS DECREASED BY 2.5 PER CENT AND SAVINGS DEPOSITS BY 0.3 PER CENT, BUT TIME DEPOSITS INCREASED BY 3.0 PER CENT. TOTAL HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 1.1 PER CENT AFTER AN INCREASE OF 1.0 PER CENT LAST MONTH. OVER THE YEAR, THEY GREW BY 8.5 PER CENT.

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FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW 3Y 3.0 PER CENT IN JULY AFTER INCREASES OF 2.0 PER CENT AND 1.5 PER CENT IN MAY AND JUNE. OVER THE YEAR, THE GROWTH RATE WAS 34.7 PER CENT.

FOREIGN CURRENCY SWAP DEPOSITS INCREASED BY 1.7 PER CENT IN JULY AFTER A FALL OF 0.8 PER CENT IN JUNE. ADJUSTED TO INCLUDE THESE DEPOSITS, HONG KONG DOLLAR DEPOSITS GREW BY 1.2 PER CENT IN JULY AND BY 10.3 PER CENT OVER THE YEAR? ADJUSTED FOREIGN CURRENCY DEPOSITS GREW FASTER, BY 3.2 PFR CENT IN JULY AND BY 36.0 PER CENT OVER THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS.

DEPOSITS (ALL CURRENCIES) WITH BANKS INCREASED BY 3.0 PER CENT IN JULY WHILE THOSE WITH DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES FELL BY 2.5 PER CENT. OVER THE YEAR, THE FORMER GREW BY 27.2 PER CENT WHILE THE LATTER FELL BY 2.0 PER CENT.

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY

HONG KONG DOLLAR MONEY SUPPLY Ml FELL BY 0.9 PCR C^NT AFTER AN INCREASE OF 1.2 PER CENT IN JUNE. HK&M2 AND HK$M3, ON THE OTHER HAND, GREW BY 1.7 PER CENT AND 1.3 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE YEAR, HK3M1 GREW BY 7.8 PER CENT HK&M2 BY 13.4 PER CENT AND HK$M3 BY 9.8 PER CENT.

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY

TOTAL MONEY SUPPLY ON ALL DEFINITIONS ROSE FASTER THAN THE HONG KONG DOLLAR COMPONENT IN JULY. TOTAL Ml GREW BY 0.8 PER CENT WHILE TOTAL M2 AND TOTAL M3 GREW BY 3.0 PER CENT AND 2.1 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. OVER THE YEAR, TOTAL Ml INCREASED BY 10.4 PER CENT, TOTAL M2 BY 26.5 PER CENT AND TOTAL M3 BY 21.4 PER CENT.

LOANS AND ADVANCES

LOANS AND ADVANCES EXTENDED BY BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES INCREASED FASTER THIS MONTH, BY 2.3 PER CENT AFTER AN INCREASE OF 1.0 PER CENT IN JUNE. OVER THE 12 MONTHS, THEY GREW BY 10.9 PER CENT. LOANS DENOMINATED IN FOREIGN CURRENCIES GREW FASTER AT 4.2 PER CENT WHILE LOANS DENOMINATED IN HONG KONG DOLLARS GREW BY 0.4 PER CENT IN JULY. OVER THE YEAR, THE FORMER GREW BY 14.5 PER CENT WHILE THE LATTER GREW BY 7.5 PER CENT.

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•ITHIL TOTAL, LOANS TP FINALE' THE VISIBLE TRADE OF •O' •- r >. ROSE BY o.3 PER CENT AFTER INCREASE *F PER ■- ’ IN JUNE. IN THE THREE MONTHS ” "JLY, THESE -OANS GREW ■’Y 4.0 PER CENT. OTHER LOANS FOP USE IN HONG KONG INCREASED BY 1.7 PER CENT IN JULY; OVER THE EAR, "HEY GRE" BY 8.7 PER CENT.

LIQUIDITY RATIOS

THE AVERAGE LIQUIDITY RATIO (AS DEFINED IN S. '■ r THE ••A- I I' . ORDINANCE) FOR ALL BANKS FELL = 4.2 PER CE IL JULY FROM 54.6 PER CENT IN JUNE. THE AVERAGE -IQUIDITY 7AT! FOR ALL DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES < 'S 'T" I • I' -~-z.

DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES ORDINANCE) nE~°E-.SED TO • .0 PER CENT IN JULY FROM 43.0 PER CENT I* '"NE.

NUMBER OF REPORTING INSTITUTIONS

THE NUMBER OF REPORTING LICENSED BANKS REMAINED ^CHANGED AT 149. THE NUMBER OF LICENSED DEPO"IT-TAkI NG COMPANIES INCREASED BY 1 TO 37. THE N'JMBE7 OF REPORTING REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES DECREASED 3Y ? TO 261.

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Money Supply

Ml - hkJ

Foreign currency

Total

M2 - HKi

Foreign currency

Total

M3 - HKi

Foreign currency

Total

Deposits

Demand deposits

Savings deposits

Time deposits with banks

Time deposits with dtcs

All HK$ deposits

All foreign currency deposits Total

MONETARY STATISTICS - JULY 1986 (HKimn) Jul 1985

Jul 1986 Earlier months (X change to July 1986^

Jun 1986 Apr 1986

42,474 42,854 (- 0.9%) 92,189 (-53.9%) 39,405 (+ 7.8%)

4,946 4,167 (+18.7%) 3,917 (+26.3%) 3,553 (+39.2%)

47^420 47,021 (+ 0.8%) 96,106 (-50.7%) 42,959 (+10.4%)

210,350 206,836 (+ 1.7Z) 248,716 (-15.4%) 185,415 (+13.4Z)

238,903 229,438 (+ 4.1Z) 220,781 (+ 8.2Z) 169,811 (+40.7%)

449,253 436,274 (+ 3.0Z) 469,497 (- 4.3%) 355,226 (+26.5%)

245,513 242,432 (+ 1.3Z) 285,463 (-14.0%) 223,543 (+ 9.8%)

284,796 276,731 (+ 2.9Z) 267,663 (+ 6.4%) 213,366 (+33.5Z)

530,308 519,164 (+ 2.1Z) 553,126 (- 4.1%) 436,909 (+21.4%)

29,919 29,772 (+ 0.5X) 78,759 (-62.0%) 27,622 (+ 8.3%)

105,460 104,471 (+ 0.9%) 97,017 (+ 8.7%) 94,723 (+11.3%)

289,997 278,543 (+ 4.IX) 269,981 (+ 7.4%) 212,005 (+36.8%)

77,180 79,165 (- 2.5%) 79,853 (- 3.3%) 78,747 (- 2.0%)

222,886 220,409 (+ 1.1%) 263,466 (-15.4%) 205,480 (+ 8.5Z)

279,670 271,542 (+ 3.0%) 262,144 (+ 6.7%) 207,617 (+34.7%)

502^556 491,953 (+ 2.2%) 525,610 (- 4.4%) 413,097 (+21.7%)

Loans and advances

To finance Hong Kong’s visible trade

To finance merchandising trade not touching Hong Kong

Other loans for use in Hong Kong

Other loans for use outside Hong

Kong

Other loans where the place of use

is not known

All loans in HK$

All loans in foreign currencies

Total

35,014 33,882 (+ 3.3%) 33,664 (+ 4.0Z) 31,286 (+11.9X)

4,492 4,961 (- 9.5Z) 4,865 (- 7.7%) 4,915 (- 8.6X)

251,309 247,037 (+ 1.7%) 279,002 (- 9.9%) 231,123 (+ 8.7X)

162,861 159,185 (+ 2.3Z) 160,076 (+ 1.7%) 146,873 (+10.9X)

27,735 25,467 (+ 8.9%) 24,327 (+14.0%) 19,709 (+40.7X)

234,900 233,975 (+ 0.4%) 267,413 (-12.2%) 218,530 (+ 7.5X)

246,510 236,556 (+ 4.2Z) 234,521 (+ 5.1%) 215,375 (+14.5%)

481,410 470,531 (+ 2.3%) 501,934 (- 4.1%) 433,905 (+10.9X)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1986

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LAW REFORM COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS * * * *

THP CHAIRMAN OF THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION, THE ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR JAMES FINDLAY, QC, TODAY (THURSDAY) ANNOUNCED THE APPOINTMENT OF MR SIMON IP AND MR MAXIMILIAN MA AS NEW MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION.

MR IP, AGED 37, WHO WAS BORN IN HONG KONG AND EDUCATED HERE AND IN ENGLAND, IS A SOLICITOR IN PRIVATE PRACTICE AND A VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE LAW SOCIETY OF HONG KONG.

HE IS A MEMBER OF THE LAW REFORM COMMISSION’S SUB-COMMITTEE ON INTEREST ON DEBT AND DAMAGES AND PREVIOUSLY SERVED ON THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURIES AND DEATH.

MR MA, AGED 32, WHO WAS BORN IN HONG KONG, IS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF A DIAMOND COMPANY. HE IS A MEMBER OF THE INLAND REVENUE BOARD OF REVIEW AND A MEMBER OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. MR MA WAS FORMERLY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS.

IN ANNOUNCING THE APPOINTMENTS, MR FINDLAY WELCOMED THE ADDITION TO THE COMMISSION OF TWO MEMBERS WITH SUCH VARIED EXPERIENCE. +THEIR BREADTH OF INTERESTS WILL BE OF GREAT VALUE TO THE WORK OF THE COMMISSION,* HE SAID.

THE APPOINTMENTS OF MR IP AND MR MA FILL THE VACANCIES CAUSED BY THE RETIREMENTS OF MR ARJAN SAKHRANI, QC, AND MR T.S. LO ON THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR TERMS AS COMMISSION MEMBERS.

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SAFETY OFFICERS HAVE VITAL ROLE TO PLAY

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THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR J.C.A. HAMMOND, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY) THE HEAVY TOLL IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY REPRESENTS +A TREMENDOUS FINANCIAL LOSS AND HUMAN SUFFERING THAT NO ADVANCED SOCIETY CAN AFFORD OR TOLERATE*.

APART FROM THE LOSS OF PRODUCTION, DAMAGE TO PLANT AND EQUIPMENT AND LARGE SUMS OF EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION PAID OUT, HE ADDED, WHAT IS MORE SERIOUS IS THE LOSS OF MANY SKILLED AND EFFICIENT WORKERS THROUGH DEATH OR INJURIES.

ADDRESSING THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE SECOND CONSTRUCTION SAFETY OFFICER COURSE CONDUCTED BY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING AUTHORITY, MR HAMMOND NOTED THAT 7 239 ACCIDENTS WITH 27 FATALITIES OCCURRED IN THE INDUSTRY IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, COMPARED WITH 17 000 ACCIDENTS WITH 45 FATALITIES IN THE WHOLE OF 1985.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1986

♦YOU WILL PROBABLY AGREE WITH ME THAT MANY ACCIDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE WHICH OCCUR ON CONSTRUCTION SITES, CAN BE AVOIDED IF ADEQUATE PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN, OR IF THE WORKERS CONCERNED HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TRAINED IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY,* HE SAID.

+ IN THESE VITAL AREAS, A SAFETY OFFICER, WITH HIS SPECIALISED TRAINING IN ACCIDENT PREVENTION, HAS A VITAL PART TO PLAY.+

MR HAMMOND SAID THAT LEGISLATION ON COMPULSORY EMPLOYMENT OF SAFETY OFFICERS AND SAFETY SUPERVISORS WOULD SOON BE INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION, HE SAID, REFLECTED THE GOVERNMENT’S DETERMINATION TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH IN INDUSTRY.

IT ALSO REPRESENTED THE RESULT OF OVER FIVE YEARS’ JOINT EFFORTS BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS, A SAFETY OFFICER WILL BE REQUIRED TO ASSIST THE PROPRIETOR OF A CONSTRUCTION SITE IN PROMOTING THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF THE PERSONS EMPLOYED, INSPECT THE WORKPLACE TO IDENTIFY RISKS, ADVISE ON PREVENTIVE MEASURES, INVESTIGATE ACCIDENTS AND DANGEROUS OCCURRENCES, AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON ACCIDENT PREVENTION.

+MOST IMPORTANT, BECAUSE THE SAFETY OFFICER WILL BE APPOINTED BY THE PROPRIETOR, HE WILL BE IN AN ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION TO PERSUADE AND CONVINCE OTHER EMPLOYEES ON SITE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF USING PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND OBSERVING SAFE WORK PRACTICES.* MR HAMMOND SAID.

+ AT THE SAME TIME, THE-PRORI ETOR WILL BE OBLIGED TO ENSURE THAT HIS SAFETY OFFICERS AND SAFETY SUPERVISORS CARRY OUT THEIR DUTIES PROPERLY AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH ALL NECESSARY ASSISTANCE AND FACILITIES TO ACHIEVE THIS AIM.

+l AM CONFIDENT THAT THIS JOINT EFFORT OF THE PROPRIETOR, THE SAFETY OFFICER AND EMPLOYEES CONCERNED WORKING TOGETHER WILL PROVE TO BE A MORE EFFECTIVE MEANS OF ENSURING SAFETY AT WORK.*

MR HAMMOND ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE CONTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING AUTHORITY FOR ITS FORESIGHT IN ORGANISING TRAINING COURSES FOR SAFETY OFFICERS.

THROUGH ITS EFFORTS AND THOSE OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, HE SAID, THERE WOULD BE AN ADEQUATE POOL OF TRAINED SAFETY OFFICERS AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYMENT WHEN THE REGULATIONS WERE PUT INTO EFFECT.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1936

FIGHT AGAINST NARCOTICS PAYING OFF

* * * * *

"HF ACTION COMMITTEE AGAINST NARCOTICS (ACAN) WAS 'OLD ’?DA (’HURSDAY) THAT THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT DROP IN THE NUMBER r r-nPLE NEWLY REPORTED TO BE INVOLVED IN DRUGS DURING THE FIRST 4ALP OF 1986, THE LOWEST HALF-YEARLY FIGURE IN FIVE YEARS.

AT THE COMMITTEE’S 61ST MEETING, ACTING COMMISSIONER FOR ARCOTICS, MRS AGNES ALLCOCK, REPORTED THAT THERE WAS A DECREASE OF 20.3 PER CENT - FROM 1 750 TO 1 394 - IN THE NUMBER OF PERSONS MCWLY REPORTED TO THE CENTRAL REGISTRv Or DRUG ABUSE (CRDA) IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1^36 COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 1985.

THE NUMBER OF NEWLY REPORTED YOUNG PERSONS UNDER THE AGE 0- 21 DECREASED BY 23.9 PER CENT, FROM 489 TO 372.

'•RS ALLCOCK ALSO POINTED OUT THAT A TOTAL OF 6 289 PERSONS -R- PROSECUTED FOR DANGEROUS DRUGS OFFENCES IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986, AN INCREASE OF SEVEN PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

+HOWEVER, PROSECUTIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 21 SHOWED A DECREASE OF 11.9 PER CENT, FROM 588 TO 518,+ SHE ADDED.

WITH REGARD TO DRUG SEIZURES, MRS ALLCOCK SAID THAT DURING THE FIRST HALF OF 1986, 250 KILOGRAMS OF ILLICIT OPIATES, MAINLY NO. ~ A.’,D NO. 4 HEROIN, 71 KILOGRAMS OF CANNABIS AND CANNABIS REST:, 33.5 KILOGRAMS OF METHAQUALONE POWDER AND 132 731 MANDRAX TABLETS WERE SEIZED.

+THE TOTAL QUANTITY OF METHAQUALONE SEIZED IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 WAS MORE THAN EIGHT TIMES THE AMOUNT SEIZED IN THE WHOLE YEAR OF 1985,+ SHE SAID.

THE MEETING ALSO NOTED THAT ADMISSION OF DRUG ADDICTS TO TREATMENT PROGRAMMES, ESPECIALLY YOUNG ADDICTS, IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 DECREASED BY SIX PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR WHILE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS UNDER TREATMENT AND AFTERCARE INCREASED.

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MAGAZINC MAN IS MILLIONTH HK PAVILION VISITOR * * X * *

A TORONTO MAGAZINE EMPLOYEE, MR MICHAEL HAY, BECAME THE ONE-MILLIONTH VISITOR TO PASS THROUGH THE GATES OF THE HONG KONG PAVILION AT EXPO IN CANADA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) MORNING.

AS MR HAY HIS WIFE AND 14-M0NTH-0LD DAUGHTER CAME OUT OF THF THEATRE I’/tHE PAVILION, THEY WERE PRESENTED WITH A SET OF SOUVENIRS BY THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, MR EDWARD HUNG.

THESE INCLUDED

a URS DAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1986

THESE INCLUDED A GIFT GOLD COIN, A HONG KONG YEAR BOOK, AN EXCLUSIVE PHOTO ALBUM EDITION ON HCNG KONG AND FOUR ONE-DAY COMPLIMENTARY PASSES TO EXPO.

MR HAY, WHO WAS PAYING A SECOND-DAY VISIT TO THE EXPO SITE IN VANCOUVER, SAID HE WAS SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT HE WAS THE ONE-MILLIONTH PERSON TO SEE THE HONG KONG SHOW.

+ THE PRESENTATION IS VERY INTIMATE AND THE SCENES ARE FAMILIAR AND VIVID,* MR HAY EXPLAINED, ADDING THAT HE HAD BEEN ON A VACATION VISIT TO HONG KONG ONLY IN APRIL THIS YEAR.

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EVENTS ORGANISED IN FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN

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A CARNIVAL AND COMPETITIONS TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PREVENTION OF CRIME IN KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT ARE AMONG EVENTS IN THIS YEAR’S FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN.

CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR CHOI HING-SHUN, TOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT TWO COMPETITIONS HAVE BEEN LAUNCHED TO URGE RESIDENTS TO HELP EACH OTHER AND THE AUTHORITIES TO CURB CRIME.

+THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNIT CONTEST IS AIMED AT ENCOURAGING MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AMONG RESIDENTS OF BUILDINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR EACH OTHER,* HE SAID.

+WHILE THE BRAVE AND WITTY CITIZENS AWARD SCHEME COMPETITION IS AIMED AT RECOGNISING INDIVIDUAL EFFORTS IN CRIME PREVENTION*, HE ADDED.

NOMINATIONS FOR BOTH COMPETITIONS ARE BEING INVITED AND THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS OCTOBER 31. APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-254602.

IN MID-JANUARY, A FIGHT CRIME CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD AND AWARDEES WILL BE PRESENTED WITH PRIZES AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT THE KWAI CHUNG SPORTSGROUND.

A TOTAL OF 380 NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNITS, COVERING 4 626 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE BEEN FORMED IN TEN BUILDINGS AND RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FORM A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNIT TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE HomE AND PROPERTY OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS.

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BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT COMPLETED AT LYEMUN BARRACKS

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A CEREMONY TO MARK COMPLETION OF A BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT AT THE OLD FORT AT LYEMUN BARRACKS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 6).

THE PROJECT WAS INITIATED BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD LAST YEAR WITH AN ALLOCATION OF “50 000.

IT INCLUDED CONSTRUCTION OF A RAINSHELTER WITH BENCHES A~ THE ENTRANCE TO LYEMUN BARRACKS ROAD, THREE FLOWER BEIS, AND AN ORIENTATION TABLE GIVING THE SIGHTS TO BE SEEN FRC M THE OLD FORT.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE SAID THE PRO ECT WOULD BENEFIT VISITORS TO THE OLD FORT AS WELL AS CORNING WALlERS FROM SHAU KEI WAN AND CHAI WAN.

HE SAID A HISTORY BOARD HAD ALSO BEEN PROVIDED BY THE ARMY GIVING A BILINGUAL ACCOUNT OF THE HISTORY OF LYEMUN BARRACKS.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG, AND LIEUTENANT-COLONEL W.J. DAWSON OF LYEMUN BARRACKS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVEP THE CEREMONY AT THE OLD FORT AT LYEMUN BARRACKS AT 10 AM ON SATURDAY. TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED AT 9.30 AM AT THE ENTRANCE TO LYEMUN BARRACKS ROAD.

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POST OFFICE TO ISSUE NEW AEROGRAMME #

A NEWLY DESIGNED A4 SIZE AEROGRAMME WILL BE POST OFFICE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8).

ISSUED BY THE

THE NEW

THE NEW AEROGRAMME, DESIGNED BY MR NG KEE-CHUEN, WILL REPLACE THE PRESENT PLAIN BLUE AEROGRAMME. IT IS WHITE IN COLOUR AND ITS 51.30 STAMP DEPICTS A MAP OF HONG KONG.

THE PRICE WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED AT $1.30 EACH.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1986

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RESIDENTS URGED TO JOIN SWIMMING GALA * * * * *

THE FOURTH TUEN MUN DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28 AND PEOPLE WHO WORK, STUDY OR LIVE IN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE CONTEST.

ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT OFFICE, REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE TUEN MUN SPORTS ASSOCIATION, THE ANNUAL EVENT, TO BE HELD IN THE TUEN MUN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX, IS AIMED AT CULTIVATING PEOPLE’S INTEREST IN HE A LT-I Y SPORTS.

THE RACE EVENTS INCLUDE FREE STYLE, BREAST-STROKE, BUTTERFLY, BACK-STROKE AND RELAY RACES. THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO 1EN’S AND WOMEN’S SECTIONS OF DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE TUEN MJN RURAL COMMITTEE BUILDING IN SAN CHING ROAD, THE REGIONAL SERVICES APARTMENT’S RECREATION AND SPORT OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, THE YAN 01 TONG TAI HING SPORTS CENTRE ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF HING CHEONG HOUSE, TAI HING ESTATE AND ALL THE SUB-OFFICES OF TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 16. FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-4510304.

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VEGETABLE GROWING COMPETITION ORGANISED FOR SCHOOLS

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THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. AND THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT ARE ORGANISING A COMPETITION TO STIMULATE CHILDREN’S INTEREST IN GROWING VEGETABLES IN POTS.

THE COMPETITION AIMS AT PROVIDING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN IN URBAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT VEGETABLE CHARACTERISTICS.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE OPEN TO PRIMARY SCHOOLS ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND IN KOWLOON.

CHILDREN WILL BE GIVEN SEEDS SO THAT THEY CAN GROW PLANTS BETWEEN LATE SEPTEMBER AND JANUARY NEXT YEAR. JUDGING WILL BE DONE ON JANUARY 20.

A SEMINAR WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 23 TO PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH INFORMATION AND TECHNIQUES ON GROWING VEGETABLES IN POTS.

SCHOOL HEADS INTENDING THEIR PUPILS TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT ENTRY FORMS TO THE INSPECTOR (PRIMARY SCIENCE), SCIENCE SUBJECTS SECTION, ADVISORY INSPECTORATE, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, LEE GARDENS, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY BY SEPTEMBER 12.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1986

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TAI PO LANTERN DESIGN CONTEST *****

STUDENTS IN TAI PO DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A LANTERN DESIGN COMPETITION TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE COMPETITION IS ORGANISED BY THE TAI PO "SAT YEUK RURAL COMMITTEE AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE WINNING ENTRIES WILL BE DISPLAYED AT AN EXHIBITION IN the TAI PO PLAYGROUND ON THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 19.

STUDENTS STUDYING OR LIVING IN THE DISTRICT CAN ENTER THE CONTEST WHICH IS DIVIDED INTO THE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND THE SECONDARY SCHOOL SECTIONS.

r ... WINNERS WILL BE AWARDED BOOK COUPONS.

THE LANTERNS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE TAI PO RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE AT 1 HEUNG SZE WUI STREET. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS SEPTEMBER 15 (MONDAY).

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PHOTO

EXHIBITION ON HK HISTORY

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. HISTORICAL PHOTO EXHIBITION ENTITLED +HONG KONG AS TIME GOES 3Y+, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND THE URBAN COUNCIL. WILL BE HELD AT HONG KONG MUSEUM OF HISTORY FROM SEPTEMBER 7 (SUNDAY) TO SEPTEMBER 21.

THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, DR WANG GUNGWU, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT 3 PM ON SUNDAY AT THE FIRST FLOOR GALLERY OF THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY IN KOWLOON PARK.

THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE, AND THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF URBAN COUNCIL, MRS ELSIE TU, WILL ATTEND THE CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT. AS SPACE IS LIMITED, TELEVISION CAMERAMEN SHOULD USE HAND-HELD CAMERAS.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1986

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HING WAH STREET CLEARANCE TO BE DISCUSSED X * * * *

THE -HAM SHU I PO DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE WILL ----- ■ FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 5) AFTERNOON TO DISCUSS A PROPOSAL ON THE CL'ARANC7 OF HING WAH STREET AND ITS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

THE PROPOSAL STRUCTURES ON THE

FOLLOWS THP SUCCESSFUL CLEARANCE OF ILLEGAL NAM CHEONG STREET NULLAH DECKING IN JULY.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PUBLIC HOUSING *ENT POLICY AND THE FINAL REPORT OF THE GREEN PAPER ON HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TrNANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING, WHICH WILL AFFECT ALL HO OOO PUBLI : HOUSING RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER ITMES FOR DISCUSSION INCLUDE THE ACCUMU-ATiON OF INDUSTRIE WASTE WATER ON THE PAVEMENT OUTSIDE 528-530 CASTLE PEAK ROARS SAFETY PROBLEM OF THE DANGEROUS GOODS STORE AT KING LAM STREETS SANITARY CONDITION OF POOD STALLS’ DEC<ING OF TONKIN STREET AND NULLAH ON TAI HANG TUNG ROAD ? ERECTION OF +WELCOME+ SIGN BOARD; RELOCATION OF UN CHAU STREET TEMPORARY REFUSE COLLECTION POINT? AND PROPOSED RAIN SHELTER AT FIVE RINGS GARDEN.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.15 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT OFFICE, AT 39 TONKIN STREET, SECOND FLOOR, KOWLOON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW AT 2.15 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 39 TONKIN STREET, SECOND FLOOR, KOWLOON.

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CONTRACT SIGNING FOR JUNK BAY TUNNEL

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A CONTRACT VALUED AT $134.5 MILLION FOR THE MAIN JUNK BAY TUNNEL CIVIL WORKS WILL BE

CONSTRUCTION OF SIGNED TOMORROW

(FRIDAY) BY THE DIRECTOR OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT, MR KENNETH KWOK, AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CONTRACTOR, MESSRS. V1 AN INI

LAVORI S.P.A.

E IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE GARnEN ROAD, AT 10.30 AM.

THE SIGNING WILL TAKE PLAC 21ST FLOOR OF MURRAY BUILDING,

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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TRAFFIC PLAN FOR FOOTBALL MATCHES

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cor~AL TRAFFIC ARRNAGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN HAPPY vAL -R '■ SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) THROUGHOUT THE FORTH-COMING -DOTS _L oEASON, WHENEVER THERE IS A FOOTBALL MATCH AT HONG KONG STADIUM.

'VO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF EACH MATCH, THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL COME INTO EFFECT:

* CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN LEIGHTON ROAD AND STADIUM PATH WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND.

* CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETWEEN EASTERN HOSP I TA- ROAD AND COTTON PATH WILL BE RESTRICTED TO VEHICLES REQUIRING LOCAL ACCESS.

- :■ ASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD BETWEEN STADIUM PATH AND TUNG LO WAN ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY ^ORTH-BOUND, BUT VEHICLES WILL STILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE CAR PARK OF ST. PAUL’S HOSPITAL -ROM TUNG LO WAN ROAD.

* LINK ROAD BETWEEN CAROLINE HILL ROAD AND HAPPY VIEW TERRACE WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY UPHILL. VEHICLES LEAVING THE UPPER SECTION OF BROADWOOD ROAD, HAPPY VIEW TERRACE AND LEIGHTON HILL SHOULD PROCEED DOWN VIA BROADWOOD ROAD TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

* WESTBOUND TRAFFIC ON HYSAN AVENUE WILL HAVE .'0 turn LEFT INTO LEIGHTON ROAD EASTBOUND.

* SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC ON. SUN WUI ROAD WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM TURNING RIGHT INTO LEIGHTON ROAD WESTBOUND.

* THE UNNAMED SERVICE ROAD AROUND THE HONG KONG STADIUM WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES.

* GREEN MINIBUSES ROUTES 5 AND 14M BOUND FOR CAUSEWAY BAY WILL HAVE TO PROCEED VIA WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD, WHILE ROUTE 28A WILL NOT OPERATE THROUGH CAROLINE HILL ROAD, COTTON PATH AND EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD.

* GREEN MINIBUSES ROUTE 30 ON ITS JOURNEYS TO CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DIVERTED TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD, MORRISON HILL ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD TO HYSAN AVENUE.

* THE BUS STOP ON EASTBOUND LEIGHTON ROAD NEAR MATHESON STREET WILL BE SUSPENDED IF NECESSARY.

/IN ADDITION, ........

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1986

r; ADDITION 15 Ml UTES BEFORE THE EMD OF THE MATCH, CAROLINS UIL| ROAD BET’j/FEN STADIUM PATH AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-aAY *'ORTHBOUNT "WHILE THE SECTION OF CAROLINE HILL ROAD BETwEEN Lc I GHT^N ROAn AMP COTTON PATH WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

LINK ROAD WILL ALSO RE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR ACCESS TO TJ PREMISES at link road via broadwood road.

''ATTSON STREET, RUSSELL STREET, SHARP STREET EACT AND THZ c'-TION 0" lcIGHTON RAOD SOUTH OF IRVING STREET WIL- r ROH I j i : c.v

to LEARNER DRIVERS BETWEEN 2 PM AND 4.30 PM IN THE CASE Or DA> MATCHES, AND BETWEEN 7.30 PM AND 3.30 PM I'’ THc CA.

MATCHES.

PARKING SPACES ON SUN WUI ROAn. 0TAD!UM PATH ; ND THE JNNAf -D ROAD AROUND THE STADIUM WILL BE SUSPENDED ABOUT FOlR HOURS BEFORE THE MATCH.

ALL THE ABOVE SPECIAL INDICATED, WILL LAST UNTIL

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS, CROWDS HAVE DISPERSED

UNLESS OTHERW SE AFTER THE MATCH.

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BRIDGE CLOSED FOR INSPECTION

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TSIMG Yl BRIDGE WILL BE CLOSED FOR SEVERAL HOURS ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 7) FOR INSPECTION OF THE BRIDGE’S STRUCTURE.

IT WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12.30 AM TO 2.30 AM? 6.30 AM TO 7.30 AM ! AND 3 PM TO 4 PM.

DURING THE CLOSURE, IT WILL BE REOPENED TO GENERAL TRAFFIC ,.T A FIVE-MINUTE INTERVAL AND TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES IMMEDIATELY.

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TWO-WAY TRAFFIC RESUMES ON KIK YEUNG ROAD

TWO-WAY TRAFFIC ON KIK YEUNG ROAD IN YUEN LONG BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK. ROAD AND THE ENTRANCE OF YUEN LONG (WEST) BUS TERMINUS WILL RESUME FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THIS FOLLOWS COMPLETION OF ROAD WORKS CARRIED OUT IN CONNECTION WITH THE TUEN MUN - YUEN LONG LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

KMB ROUTES 54, 56, 61, 64K, 68M, 76K, AND 77K WILL RESUME THEIR ORIGINAL ROUTE INGS VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) AND KIK YEUNG ROAD. MEANWHILE, THE BUS STOPS fqr THESE ROUTES OUTSIDE THE OLD KMB BUS DEPOT, WHICH WERE SUSPENDED EARLIER, WILL RESUME OPERATION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LAND SALES FORECAST FOR SIX MONTHS ANNOUNCED ........... 1

APPOINTMENTS AND RE-APPOINTMENTS ....................... 2

DRIVERS TO PAY EXACT TUNNEL TOLLS ...................... 2

EDUCATION COMMISSION SEEKS PUBLIC VIEWS ................ 3

TRADE DESCRIPTIONS BILL TIGHTENED....................... 4

UK ORDER ON REPEAL OF LAWS GAZETTED .................... 5

RESIDENTS URGED TO SUPPORT ANTI-CRIME DRIVE ............ 5

JUNK.BAY TUNNEL CONTRACT .SIGNED........................ 6

MOON FESTIVAL WILL BE EXPO HIGHLIGHT ................... 8

TWO IMPORTED CASES OF CHOLERA CONFIRMED ................ 9

JAPANESE BANK GRANTED LICENCE .......................... 9

COUNTRY PARK VISITORS SET RECORD IN 1985-86 ............ 10

SPECIAL ID CARD SERVICE FOR ELDERLY .................... 11

NEW FIRE STATION IN CENTRAL OPENED ..................... 13

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED ........................ 14

DUTY-FREE KIOSK SITE TO LET ............................ 1*F

RACECOURSE VARIETY SHOW FOR RESIDENTS .................. 14

DANCE NIGHT TO CLOSE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME ............ 15

FOOTDRILL COMPETITION FOR CAS TEAMS .................... 16

ROAD CLOSURES IN TSUEN WAN, KWUN TONG .................. 16

TO KWA WAN WATER CUT ................................... 16

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1986

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LAND SALES FORECAST FOR SIX MONTHS ANNOUNCED

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THE GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ________ _ .

INTENDS TO OFFER FOR SALE BY AUCTION AND TENDER OVER THE SIX-MONTH

RELEASED DETAILS OF THE LAND IT

PERIOD STARTING OCTOBER 1.

A TOTAL OF 32 SITES WILL BE OFFERED, BRINGING THE AMOUNT CF LAND SOLD SINCE APRIL 1 THIS YEAR TO 25.5 HECTARES OF THE 55 HECTARES APPROVED BY THE LAND COMMISSION FOR THE CURRENT YEAR.

TWO OF THE SITES FOR SPECIALISED USES WILL BE ON 10-YEAR LEASES, WHILE THE REMAINDER WILL BE GRANTED FOR THE FULL LEASE TERM TO 2 047.

ONE OF THE 10-YEAR LEASES WILL BE FOR A 3.2 HECTARE AMUSEMENT PARK IN TUEN MUN, WHILE THE OTHER IS FOR A 2 040-SQUARE-METRE SITE FOR A MARINE WORKSHOP AT YIM TIN TSAI IN TAI PO.

AUCTION SALES WILL INCLUDE A RESIDENTIAL SITE OF 1.5 HECTARES AT TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD, BRAEMAR HILL, WHICH IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT KEEN BIDDING.

SEVERAL SMALLER SITES FOR COMMERCIAL AND/OR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS ALONG THE CENTRAL, WAN CHAI AND SHAU KEI WAN COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR ARE INCLUDED, AS WELL AS INDUSTRIAL SITES ON CHAI WAN RECLAMATION, SHA TIN AND SAI KUNG.,

TENDER SALES WILL FEATURE THREE PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME SITES AT CHUK YUEN, TUEN MUN AND SHA TIN. THESE WILL BE DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE ABOUT 6 .300 FLATS FOR COMPLETION FROM 1989 ONWARDS.

FOURTEEN SITES WILL BE OFFERED FOR SALE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES UNDER THE LETTER A/B TENDER SYSTEM, INCLUDING A SITE IN THE CENTRAL AREA OF TAI PO, WHICH WILL REQUIRE THE PURCHASER TO INCLUDE A PUBLIC MARKET AND LIBRARY IN A COMMERCIAL AND/OR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, PLUS TWO SITES IN SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN AND SEVERAL SMALLER SITES IN YUEN LONG ALSO FOR COMMERCIAL AND/OR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT, MR BOB POPE, SAID THE LAND SALES PROGRAMME WAS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

FIVE AUCTIONS ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE STARTING ON OCTOBER 29. THERE WILL BE FIVE CASH TENDERS AND TWO LETTERS A/B TENDERS.

FURTHER DETAILS AND DATES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE AND IN MAJOR NEWSPAPERS IN THE NORMAL WAY.

COPIES OF THE TENTATIVE LAND SALES PROGRAMME FOR THE SIX-MONTH PERIOD ARE AVAILABLE FROM BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF MURRAY BUILDING CR FROM ANY DISTRICT LANDS OFFICE.

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APPOINTMENTS AND RE-APPOINTMENTS * * * *

GOVERNMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) ANNOUNCED THE RE-APPOINTMENT CF UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND THE APPOINTMENT OF T«O NE* OFFICIAL MEMBERS TO THE LEGISLATIVE

COUNCIL.

THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, HAS BEEN RE-APPOINTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 1987 AND THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD P.H.’lIAO, UNTIL AUGUST 31, 1988.

THE NEW SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR GRAHAM BARNES, AND THE NEW SECRETARY FOR EDUCATION AND MANPOWER, MR RON BRIDGE, HAVE BEEN APPOINTED OFFICIAL MEMBERS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

NOTICES OF THE RE-APPOINTMENT AND APPOINTMENT WERE GAZETTED TODAY.

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DRIVERS TO PAY EXACT TUNNEL TOLLS

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DRIVERS USING +EXACT PAYMENT+ LANES AT GOVERNMENT TUNNELS WILL BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO TENDER THE EXACT TOLL PAYABLE, UNDER THE ROAD TUNNELS (GOVERNMENT) (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1986 PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY.

THE NEW REGULATIONS, WHICH WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 13, ARE AIMED AT IMPROVING THE TRAFFIC FLOW AT GOVERNMENT TUNNELS, PARTICULARLY AT LION ROCK TUNNEL.

EXPLAINING THE PURPOSE OF THE NEW PROVISIONS, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID SIGNS HAD BEEN POSTED ON FOUR LION ROCK TUNNEL TOLL BOOTHS (TWO IN EACH DIRECTION) SINCE APRIL 1, 1985 ADVISING TUNNEL USERS, UNDER THE ROAD TUNNELS (GOVERNMENT) REGULATIONS, THAT THEY SHOULD TENDER THE EXACT TOLL.

+EXPERIENCE HAS SHOWN THAT EXACT PAYMENT LANES COPE WITH MORE VEHICLES EACH HOUR DURING PEAK PERIODS THAN ORDINARY LANES, BUT THEIR EFFECTIVENESS IS REDUCED BECAUSE THE SIGNS ARE ADVISORY AND MANY DRIVERS USING THE LANES STILL ASK FOR CHANGE,+ HE SAID.

ADDITIONAL SIGNS AND POSTERS ERECTED TO REMIND DRIVERS TO TENDER THE EXACT TOLL AND REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS OVER THE TUNNEL’S PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM HAD HAD LITTLE EFFECT, HE SAID.

■THE +EXACT PAYMENT* SIGNS ERECTED AT THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL HAD PROVED TO BE MORE EFFECTIVE AS THEY WERE PROVIDED FOR STATUTORILY UNDER THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL BY-LAWS AND WERE GENERALLY OBSERVED BY DRIVERS, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

UNDER THE NEW REGULATIONS, A DRIVER IN AN +EXACT PAYMENT* _ANE WHO TENDERED MORE THAN THE TOLL AMOUNT AND REQUIRED CHANGE WOULD COMMIT AN OFFENCE AND BE LIABLE TO A FINE OF $1 000.

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VEL OF PENALTY IS SET AT $1 000 IN ORDER TC 3E CONSISTc-NT .ALTY FOR A SIMILAR OFFENCE AT THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNcL,+

. 5-' -IAN SAID.

. . ..ILL NOT, HOWEVER, BE AN OFFENCE IF THE DRIVER TENDERS MORE .-•.,N T'.l TOLL AMOUNT BUT REQUIRES NO CHANGE,+ HE ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT PUBLICITY WOULD BE ARRANGED TO tri.lADCE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE NEW REGULATIONS.

THE OPPORTUNITY HAS ALSO BEEN TAKEN, IN RELATION T> Tr . DIorLAY AT A TUNNEL OF ANY TRAFFIC SIGN OR ROAD MARKING PRESCRIBED BY THE ROAD TRAFFIC (TRAFFIC CONTROL) REGULATIONS, TO AMEND THE REGULATION TO THE 7 ECT THAT A DRIVER WHO FAILS TO CONFORM TO THE INDICATION CF ANY SIGN OR ROAD MARKING WHILE DRIVING IN A TUNNEL, IS LIABLE TO THE SAME LEVEL OF PENALTY AS IF HE HAD FAILED TO SO CONFORM

ROAD.

WHEN DRIVING ON A

rus OFFENDER IS LIABLE ON FIRST CONVICTION TO A FINE OF *5 JOS AND TO IMPRISONMENT FOR THREE MONTHS, AND ON SECOND OR SUBStuUtWT CONVICTION TO A FINE OF $10 000 AMD TO IMPRISONMENT FOR SIX MOi.iHo.

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EDUCATION COMMISSION SEEKS PUBLIC VIEWS

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THE EDUCATION COMMISSION IS CALLING FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON T.-J ISSUES WHICH IT WISHES TO CONSIDER IN THE NEXT PHASE OF ITS «ORk.

A SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY) THE EDUCATION COMMISSION HAD NOW COMPLETED WORK ON ITS SECOND REPORT, AND WAS PREPARING TO STUDY FURTHER ISSUES FOR FUTURE REPORTS.

FOLLOWING

FOLLOWING A REQUEST TO THE ADMINISTRATION FROM THE UMELCO STANDING PANEL ON EDUCATION, AND AFTER CONSULTATION, THE COMMISSION HAD UNDERTAKEN TO STUDY CURRICULUM AND BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN

PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR SECONDARY CLASSES.

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE COMMISSION HAD DRAWN UP TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THIS STUDY. THESE WERE:

FIRST, TO EVALUATE THE ADEQUACY, APPROPRIATENESS AND ■ EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CURRICULUM IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR SECONDARY CLASSES PARTICULARLY IN MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE ACADEMICALLY LESS GIFTED PUPILS AND EQUIPPING THEM FOR THE FUTURE’

SECOND, TO IDENTIFY THE NATURE AND MAGNITUDE OF BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS AND JUNIOR SECONDARY CLASSES, AND TO EVALUATE THE ADEQUACY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF EXISTING ARRANGEMENTS AND SERVICES FOR HELPING PUPILS WITH SUCH PROBLEMS.

/THE SPOKESMAN

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1986

THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE COMMISSION INVITED THE VIEWS OF EDUCATORS AND ALl’cONCERNED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ON THESE ISSUES.

+THE COMMISSION WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS BY THE END OF DECEMBER THIS YEAR,+ HE SAID. +THE COMMISSION’S TIMETABLE FOR THESE REVIEWS IS FLEXIBLE, BUT THE COMMISSION INTENDo TO DRAW UP RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE COURS^ OF 1987.+

PUBLIC VIEWS AND COMMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY TO THE EDUCATION COMMISSION, EDUCATION AND MANPOWER BRANCH, THIRD FLOOR, EAST WING, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG.

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TRADE DESCRIPTIONS BILL TIGHTENED * X * *

THE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS (AMENDMENT) BILL, WHICH WILL IMPROVE THE APPLICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ORDINANCE, WAS GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE ORDINANCE, ENACTED IN 1980, PROVIDED CONSUMERS WITH PROTECTION FROM FALSE AND MISLEADING DESCRIPTIONS GIVEN TO GOODS SUPPLIED IN THE COURSE OF TRADE.

THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT, WHICH ADMINISTERED THE ORDINANCE, HAD IDENTIFIED A NUMBER OF AREAS WHERE THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE ORDINANCE COULD BE IMPROVED.

SEVERAL AMENDMENTS ARE PROPOSED IN THE BILL.

FIRSTLY, PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE DETENTION AND FORFEITURE OF GOODS HAVE BEEN REVISED.

SECONDLY, WHILE OFFICERS OF THE CUSTOMS OFFICER GRADE ARE EMPOWERED UNDER THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE SERVICE ORDINANCE TO EFFECT ARRESTS, SIMILAR POWERS ARE TO BE GIVEN TO OTHER AUTHORISED OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT, NAMELY THOSE OF THE INDUSTRY OFFICER GRADE WHO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN POLICING THE ORDINANCE.

THIRDLY, PROVISIONS RESTRICTING THE DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION BY ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO TRADE MARK OWNERS ARE REVISED.

FINALLY, PRESUMPTIONS REGARDING EVIDENCE IN COURT OF THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR IMPORTED GOODS WITH FALSE TRADE DESCRIPTIONS ARE INTRODUCED.

/THE PROPOSED

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THE. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS WOULD ENHANCE THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT’S CAPABILITIES IN COMBATTING COUNTERFEITERS AND +PIRATES+ AND ARE FURTHER EVIDENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO THE PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

ENQUIRIES MAY BE DIRECTED TO MR WONG CHUN-KWONG, ACTING DEPUTY HEAD OF THE TRADING STANDARDS INVESTIGATION BUREAU OF THE CUSTOMS AND EXCISE DEPARTMENT (TEL: 3-7158558) OR MR J.S. BARCLAY, ASS I STAN SECRETARY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY BRANCH (TEL: 5-95671).

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UK ORDER ON REPEAL OF LAWS GAZETTED * X * *

THE HONG KONG (LEGISLATIVE POWERS) ORDER 1986, WHICH WAS LAID BEFORE THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT LAST MONTH, WAS PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY).

THIS IS THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF UNITED KINGDOM ORDERS WHICH GIVE THE HONG KONG LEGISLATURE THE POWER TO REPEAL OR AMEND UNITED KINGDOM LAWS WHICH RELATE TO HONG KONG.

THE ORDER CAME INTO EFFECT ON AUGUST 26 AND INVOLVES THE LOCALISATION OF CIVIL AVIATION, MERCHANT SHIPPING AND ADMIRALTY JURISDICTION LAWS.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THESE LAWS CAN NOW BE AMENDED OR REPEALED LOCALLY WITHOUT REFERENCE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM.

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RESIDENTS URGED TO SUPPORT ANTI-CRIME DRIVE * * * * *

RESIDENTS IN YAU MA TEI DISTRICT WERE URGED TO GIVE FULL SUPPORT TO THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN WHICH STARTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE APPEAL WAS MADE BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MRS ENA CHAN, AT THE CAMPAIGN’S OPENING CEREMONY HELD AT THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

+A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO PUBLICISE THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE WILL BE ORGANISED OVER THE COMING MONTHS,+ SHE SAID.

/PROGRAMMES PLANNED .......

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PROGRAMMES PLANNED INCLUDED DAY CAMP FOR YOUTH, A SLOGAN DESIGN COMPETITION AND PROMOTION OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME.

ANTI-PICKPOCKETING SIGNBOARDS WOULD ALSO BE ERECTED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN THE DISTRICT TO AROUSE PUBLIC AWARENESS IN KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH OVER PROPERTY.

+THE COMMITTEE IS ALSO VERY CONCERNED WITH THE SITUATION CONCERNING FALSE BURGLARY ALARMS IN THE DISTRICT,* MRS CHAN SAID.

SHE URGED PEOPLE AND COMPANIES USING BURGLARY ALARMS TO CARRY OUT REGULAR MAINTENANCE TO ENSURE EFFICIENT AND PROPER OPERATION.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE CEREMONY, THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT CFF ICER MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, COMMENDED THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE FOR ITS EFFORTS ift PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP.

+THE COMMITTEE ALSO PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN CO-ORDINATING DISTRICT EFFORTS IN ASSISTING THE POLICE TO COMBAT CRIME,* PR CHENG SAID.

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION WERE PRESENTED TO 60 CITIZENS WHO HAD HELPED TO COMBAT CRIME IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS WERE THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR BEN MUNFORD, AND THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, PR YIP WAH.

ABOUT 100 JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITH AND WATCH SHOP OWNERS LATER ATTENDED A SEMINAR ON CRIME PREVENTION AND SECURITY MEASURES. SPEAKERS INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU, DISTRICT CRIME SQUAD, AND INSURANCE FIRM AND THE JEWELLERY TRADE.

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JUNK BAY TUNNEL CONTRACT SIGNED X * * *

A $134.5 MILLION CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN JUNK BAY TUNNEL CIVIL WORKS WAS SIGNED TODAY (FRIDAY) BY THE DIRECTOR OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT, MR KENNETH KWOK, AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CONTRACTOR, MESSRS VIANINI LAVORI S.P.A.

THE CONTRACT IS FOR THE MAIN CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS FOR THE PRINCIPAL ROAD ACCESS WHICH WILL PROVIDE A DIRECT TUNNEL LINK FROM JUNK BAY ROAD IN KWUN TONG TO JUNK BAY NEW TOWN.

MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK WILL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO 900-METRE-LONG TUNNEL TUBES, EACH WITH TWO TRAFFIC LANES.

/ROCK TUNNELLING .......

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ROCK TUNNELLING WILL BE USED FOR 700 METRES, WHILE 200 METRES AT THE EASTERN END WILL BE CONSTRUCTED USING CUT-AND-COVER METHODS.

THE CONCRETE LINED TUNNEL WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A 7.4-METREWIDE ROADWAY IN BOTH TUBES.

THE CONTRACT HAS BEEN AWARDED ON THE BASIS OF THE FIRM CONSTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH TUBE, WITH THE NORTH TUBE AS PROVISIONAL WORKS SUBJECT TO THE CONDITION THAT INSTRUCTIONS TO CARRY THEM OUT WILL BE GIVEN BY NOT LATER THAN MARCH 1 NEXT YEAR.

THE NORTH TUBE TUNNEL, WHICH WAS TO HAVE BEEN BUILT AS A SEPARATE PHASE, MAY NOW BE BUILT CONCURRENTLY WITH THE SOUTH TUBE, SUBJECT TO THE NECESSARY INCREASE IN FUNDS BEING AGREED.

THE DATE FOR ORDERING THE PROVISIONAL WORKS ALSO TAKES INTO ACCOUNT THE NEED TO COMPLETE OTHER PROCEDURES FOR CONSTRUCTING THE NORTH TUBE, SUCH AS THOSE UNDER THE ROADS (WORKS, USE AND COMPENSATION) ORDINANCE.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THE CONTRACT IS THE LAYING OF LARGE DIAMETER WATERMAINS BELOW THE ROAD IN THE SOUTH TUBE. THEY FORM A PORTION OF THE FRESH WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FROM PAK KONG TREATMENT WORKS IN SAI KUNG, CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND WILL EVENTUALLY DISTRIBUTE FRESH WATER TO EAST KOWLOON, HONG KONG ISLAND AND JUNK BAY NEW TOWN.

WORK ON THE CONTRACT WILL START THIS MONTH AND BE COMPLETED IN TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS.

IT IS THE FIRST OF A NUMBER OF CONTRACTS REQUIRED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCIPAL ACCESS TO JUNK BAY.

FUTURE CONTRACTS WILL INCLUDE THE EASTERN APPROACHES FROM THE TUNNEL TO THE JUNK BAY RECLAMATION THAT COMPRISES MAJOR ROAD AND BRIDGEWORKS; ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CONTRACTS FOR LIGHTING, VENTILATION, TRAFFIC CONTROL AND SURVEILLANCE, AND TOLL COLLECTION’ CONSTRUCTION OF THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.; AND, A ROADWORKS CONTRACT FOR THE SECTION FROM JUNK BAY ROAD TO THE WEST END OF THE TUNNEL, INCLUDING THE TOLL PLAZA.

THE WHOLE OF THE WORKS RELATED TO THE PRINCIPAL ACCESS ARE EXPECTED TO COST AROUND $520 MILLION AND TO BE COMPLETED IN 1990.

TRAFFIC TO JUNK BAY WILL INITIALLY BE SERVED BY THE IMPROVED PO LAM ROAD.

HOWEVER, AS POPULATION BUILDS UP IN THE NEW TOWN, THERE WILL BE A NEED FOR AN ALTERNATIVE ACCESS TO JUNK BAY AND THIS WILL BE CATERED FOR BY THE TUNNEL IN ADVANCE OF TRAFFIC DEMAND.

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MOON FESTIVAL WILL BE EXPO HIGHLIGHT K X X X *

THC rOLOURFUL TRADITIONS OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL WILL PROVIDE'hONG KONG WITH ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO DISPLAY ITS RICH FOLKLORE AT EXPO 86 IN VANCOUVER LATER THIS MONTH.

THE HONG KONG PAVILION IS ORGANISING A LANTERN PARADE ON SEPTEMBER 19 AND 5 000 HAND-MADE PAPER LANTERNS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED.

TRADITIONALLY FALLING ON THE 15TH DAY OF THE EIGHTH MOON, THE EVENT PROMISES TO BE AMONG THE MOST MEMORABLE FOR VISITORS TO EXPO.

OFFICIALS PLAN TO INVITE REPRESENTATIVES FROM OTHER PAVILIONS AND CHILDREN FROM THE LOCAL CHINESE COMMUNITY TO JOIN THE LANTERN PARADE AS IT SETS OUT FROM THE HONG KONG PAVILION AT 8.10 PM. IT WILL BE LED OFF BY AN ELABORATELY COSTUMED +MOON LADY+ ACCOMPANIED BY A GIANT MOONCAKE.

CARRYING BATTERY-LIT LANTERNS IN A VARIETY OF SHAPES RANGING FROM RABBITS TO AEROPLANES, THOSE TAKING PART WILL WEND THEIR WAY FROM THE PLAZA OF THE THREE CONTINENTS PAST THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES AND U.S.A. PLAZAS TO THE KODAK BOWL.

FOLLOWING THE ARRIVAL OF THE PROCESSION AT THE BOWL ABOUT 8 30 PM A VARIETY SHOW WILL GET UNDERWAY. THE PERFORMERS WILL INCLUDE’TWO LEADING HONG KONG SINGERS, MICHAEL KWAN AND PATRICIA CHAN, AND THERE WILL ALSO BE CHINESE DANCING AND OTHER CULTURAL DISPLAYS.

TO ENCOURAGE AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO ATTEND THE VARIETY SHOW AND LEARN MORE ABOUT HONG KONG’S CULTURE AND CUSTOMS, FREE ADMISSION TICKETS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY AT THE HONG KONG PAVILION.

AS AN ADDED ATTRACTION, LANTERNS AND MOONCAKES WILL BE HANDED OUT ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS AS PEOPLE ENTER THE KODAK BOWL, WHICH CAN ACCOMMODATE ABOUT 10 000.

DURING THE SHOW, THE SIX-FOOT DIAMETER MOONCAKE - MADE IN FACT OF PAPIER MACHE - WILL BE CUT SYMBOLICALLY BY THE EXPO COMMISSIONER GENERAL, MR PATRICK REID.

ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT WILL BE A LUCKY DRAW OF TWO VANCOUVER-HONG KONG RETURN AIR TICKETS DONATED BY CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS.

THE VARIETY SHOW WILL CONCLUDE ABOUT 9.45 PM.

THE FESTIVAL CELEBRATION IS BEING ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG PAVILION, AND SPONSORED BY THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION, CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS, SING TAO LIMITED, KEEFER CHINESE BAKERY, ASIA TELEVISION LIMITED, AND BRAINCHILD PRODUCTIONS LIMITED.

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TWO IMPORTED CASES OF CHOLERA CONFIRMED * * * * *

THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT TODAY (FRIDAY) CALLED ON KEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO MAINTAIN A HIGH STANDARD OF PERSONAL AND FOOD HYGIENE WHEN TRAVELLING IN COUNTRIES WHERE CHOLERA IS ENDEMIC.

THE APPEAL FOLLOWED THE CONFIRMATION OF TWO MORE IMPORTED CASES CF CHOLERA EARLIER TODAY. THE PATIENTS ARE WOMEN, AGED 22 AND 24, ONE SINGAPOREAN AND THE OTHER MALAYSIAN.

THEY WERE CLOSE CONTACTS OF A JAPANESE WOMAN NOW BEING TREATED AT PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL AFTER IT WAS CONFIRMED ON TUESDAY THAT SHE HAD CHOLERA, A CASE THAT WAS ALSO CLASSIFIED AS IMPORTED.

THE TWO HAD RETURNED TO HONG KONG FROM INDONESIA ON AUGUST 29 AND THE DEPARTMENT WAS SUCCESSFUL IN CONTACTING THEM YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). BOTH WERE ADMITTED TO PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL IN SATISFACTORY CONDITION. THEY HAD DEVELOPED MILD SYMPTOMS OF DIARRHOEA THE DAY AFTER THEIR RETURN.

+CHOLERA IS ENDEMIC IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD AND IT IS THEREFORE ESSENTIAL TO OBSERVE STRICT PERSONAL AND FOOD HYGIENE AT HOME AND WHILE TRAVELLING ABROAD,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SA ID.

+ IT IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE THAT PEOPLE RETURNING TO HONG KONG SHOULD CONSULT A DOCTOR IF THEY DEVELOP SYMPTOMS OF VOMITTING, DIARRHOEA AND FEVER.*

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JAPANESE BANK GRANTED LICENCE * * * * *

THE MITSUI TRUST AND BANKING CO. LTD. HAS BEEN GRANTED A BANKING LICENCE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS IN HONG KONG, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

INCORPORATED IN JAPAN, THE MITSUI TRUST AND BANKING CO. LTD. ENTERED GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS IN 1948. ONE OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, MITSUI TRUST FINANCE (HONG KONG) LTD., IS A HONG KONG REGISTERED DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT A TOTAL OF EIGHT FOREIGN BANKS, INCLUDING THREE FROM JAPAN, HAVE BEEN GRANTED BANKING LICENCES SO FAR THIS YEAR. HE SAID THAT THIS REFLECTED HONG KONG’S IMPORTANT ROLE AS AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE.

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COUNTRY PARK VISITORS SET RECORD IN 1985-86 * * * * *

HONG KONG’S COUNTRY PARKS HAVE PROVED SO POPULAR THAT THEY ATTRACTED MORE THAN 68 MILLION VISITORS IN THE PAST TEN YEARS, WITH THE HIGHEST ANNUAL FIGURE OF 9.45 MILLION VISITORS BEING RECORDED IN 1985-86.

THE NEW RECORD, EQUIVALENT TO AN AVERAGE OF TWO VISITS PER HONG KONG CITIZEN, REPRESENTS A FOURFOLD INCREASE OVER THE ANNUAL TOLL OF 2.36 MILLION VISITORS IN 1976-77 WHEN THE FIRST COUNTRY PARKS WERE DESIGNATED.

THE ACTING SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER (COUNTRYSIDE) OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR WONG FOOK-YEE, SAID THIS TODAY (FRIDAY) WHEN OUTLINING THE FINDINGS OF A MAJOR COUNTRY PARKS VISITOR SURVEY TO A LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF KOWLOON NORTH.

THE SURVEY, THE SECOND SINCE 1983, WAS CONDUCTED IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER LAST YEAR AMONG 5 530 VISITORS SELECTED AT RANDOM TO FIND OUT THE USAGE PATTERN OF PARK VISITORS AND TO IDENTIFY THEIR NEED FOR PARK FACILITIES AND SERVICES.

MR WONG SAID: +THE COUNTRY PARK IS A PUBLIC ASSET, DEVELOPED TO PROVIDE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN A NATURAL SETTING FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF EVERYONE IN HONG KONG IRRESPECTIVE OF SEX, AGE, EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AND OCCUPATION.

+ACHIEVEMENT OF THIS OBJECTIVE HAS BEEN REFLECTED IN THE

SURVEY.+

THE SURVEY SHOWED THAT SAI KUNG COUNTRY PARK WAS THE MOST POPULAR OF THE 21 COUNTRY PARKS, FOLLOWED BY SHING MUN, KAM SHAN, PLOVER COVE AND ABERDEEN COUNTRY PARKS, HE SAID.

IT ALSO INDICATED THAT BARBECUING WAS THE MOST POPULAR ACTIVITY INSIDE COUNTRY PARKS. OTHERS INCLUDED LEISURE WALKING, PICNICKING, HIKING, CYCLING, FITNESS EXERCISE AND CAMPING.

MR WONG SAID THAT OF PARK VISITORS INTERVIEWED IN THE SURVEY IT WAS FOUND THE MOST ACTIVE GROUP WAS BETWEEN 15 AND 39 YEARS OF AGE.

THE AGE GROUP DISTRIBUTION WAS QUITE EVEN WITH 26 PER CENT IN THE 20 - 24 AGE GROUP- 21 PER CENT IN THE 25 - 29 AGE GROUP= 21 PER CENT IN THE 30 - 39 AGE GROUP- 20 PER CENT IN THE 15 - 19 AGE GROUP- 10 PER CENT IN THE 40 - 59 AGE GROUP- AND ABOUT TWO PER CENT AGED 60 OR OVER.

/+HOWEVER, THE

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♦HOWEVER, THE SEX DISTRIBUTION WAS RATHER UNEVEN. AMONG THE VISITORS INTERVIEWED, 67 PER CENT WERE MALE AND 33 PER CENT FEMALE. THE SEX RATIO WAS ABOUT TWO TO ONE, WITH FEMALE VISITORS OVER THE AGE OF 25 CONSIDERABLY FEWER THAN THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS,* MR WONG SAID.

THE SURVEY REVEALED THAT ABOUT 70 PER CENT OF THE VISITORS WERE OF SECONDARY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL AND 20 PER CENT OF POST-SECONDARY AND UNIVERSITY STANDARD WITH THE REMAINING 10 PER CENT BELONGING TO THE +PRIMARY OR BELOW* CATEGORY.

♦VISITOR COMPOSITION IS, HOWEVER, NOT BIASED TOWARDS ANY PARTICULAR GROUP IN TERMS OF OCCUPATION,* MR WONG SAID.

Wh.LE A LARGE PROPORTION OR 28 PER CENT WERE CLERICAL, SALES AND SERVICES EMPLOYEES, 21 PER CENT WERE STUDENTS, 17 PER CENT WERE IN THE PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL CLASSES, 13.7 PER CENT WERE SEMI-SKILLED AND UNSKILLED WORKERS, 10 PER CENT WERE IN THE TECHNICAL GRADE, AND 5.6 PER CENT WERE HOUSEWIVES. THE REMAINING 4.7 PER CENT INCLUDED RETIRED AND UNEMPLOYED CITIZENS.

MR WONG SAID THAT OVER 93 PER CENT OF PEOPLE VISITED THE COUNTRY PARKS IN GROUPS OF VARYING SIZES WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS, SCHOOL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.

+THE GROUP SIZE AND GROUP NATURE HAVE INDICATED THAT VISITS TO COUNTRY PARKS ARE POPULAR SOCIAL, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS,* MR WONG SAID.

+ 1 AM GLAD THAT APART F<ROM PROVIDING ENJOYMENT FOR THE PUBLIC, THE COUNTRY PARKS ARE PLAYING A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN HELPING ESTABLISH A BETTER SOCIAL LINK AND INTER-PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP IN A CASUAL AND INFORMAL ENVIRONMENT.*

+COUNTRY PARKS ARE INDEED PART OF HONG KONG’S CULTURE.*

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SPECIAL ID CARD SERVICE FOR ELDERLY

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A VISITING SERVICE TO ASSIST PEOPLE IN APPLYING FOR NEW IDENTITY CARDS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS OF CHEUNG CHAU, LAMMA, MUI WO, TAI 0 AND SAI KUNG FROM SEPTEMBER 22 TO OCTOBER 11.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (FRIDAY), A SPOKESMAN FOR THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT SAID VISITING TEAMS WILL HANDLE APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN BORN IN 1915, OR BEFORE THAT YEAR, WHO LIVE IN THESE AREAS.

THIS WILL BE THE SEVENTH TIME THE VISITING SERVICE HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE SINCE THE INCEPTION OF THE NEW IDENTITY CARD ISSUE SCHEME.

/♦THE PUKP03.

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+ THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUCH A SERVICE IS TO FACILITATE THE APPLICATIONS OF THOSE AFFECTED BY THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE SCHEME, AND TO OFFER THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED THEIR TURN IN PREVIOUS PHASES A LAST OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+FEMALE LATE-COMERS BORN BETWEEN 1916 AND 1934 ARE THEREFORE URGED TO MAKE USE OF THIS SERVICE TO APPLY FOR THEIR NEW ID CARDS.+

APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS DURING THE SPECIFIED PERIODS, MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS:

OPERATING PERIOD

CENTRE

OPENING HOURS

SEPTEMBER 22 MUI WO COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BRANCH OFFICE, GRAND VIEW MANSION, GROUND FLOOR, SHOP D, SOUTH LANTAU ROAD, MUI WO, LANTAU ISLAND, DD4, LOT 669. CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, 2 CHURCH ROAD, CHEUNG CHAU. 10 AM - 1 PM 2 PM - 4 PM 10 AM - 1 PM 2 PM - 4 PM

TO OCTOBER 4

SEPTEMBER 22 TO OCTOBER 11 SAI KUNG TOWN HALL, PO TUNG ROAD, SAI KUNG. 10 2 AM - 1 PM - 4 PM PM

OCTOBER TO OCTOBER 6 11 NORTH LAMMA RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, YUNG SHU WAN MAIN STREET, NORTH LAMMA. 10 2 AM - 1 PM - 4 PM PM

TAI 0 RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, 10.30 AM - 1 PM

29 MARKET STREET, 2 PM - 3.30 PM

TAI 0.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO REMINDED AGED APPLICANTS WHO ARE IN POOR HEALTH THAT THEY MAY APPLY IN WRITING FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION TO BE ISSUED TO THEM.

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION OFFICE ON 3-7333111. LEAFLETS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION ARE AVAILABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES OR AT ANY OF THE LISTED VISITING CENTRES.

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NEW FIRE STATION IN CENTRAL OPENED * * * *

A NEW FIRE STATION TO REPLACE THE OLD GARDEN ROAD FIRE STATION IN CENTRAL WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY CHIEF FIRE OFFICER, YR JOHN BREDBURY THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING.

THE STATION, HE SAID, HAD A PRIME ROLE TO PLAY DEALING WITH FIRES AND OTHER EMERGENCIES IN THE BUSY DISTRICT.

THE NUMBER OF FIRE AND SPECIAL SERVICE CALLS WERE ON AVERAGE ABOUT 80 PER MONTH, WHILE ATTACHED AMBULANCES RESPONDED TO MORE THAN 2 500 CALLS SINCE THE STATION WAS COMMISSIONED LAST NOVEMBER.

+THE NEED FOR THIS STATION AND ITS EMERGENCY CAPABILITY HAS ALREADY BEEN AMPLY PROVED AND SHOULD CONTINUE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY WELL INTO THE 21ST CENTURY,+ MR BREDBURY SAID.

RECALLING THE HISTORY OF THE STATION, HE SAID, IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ELEGANT BUILDINGS ALONG THE HONG KONG WATERFRONT WHEN HE SAW IT IN 1962. IT WAS THEN LOCATED IN CENTRAL, BOUNDED BY CONNAUGHT ROAD, DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, VICTORIA AND JUBILEE STREETS.

+THE ORIGINAL STATION BUILDING SERVED THE COMMUNITY AND GRACE" TH T WATERFRONT SITE FOR 55 YEARS FROM JANUARY 1926 UNTIL LATE 1981, WHEN IT WAS DEMOLISHED TO BECOME AN MTR WORK SITE, PRIOR TO RE-DEVELOPMENT.

+IT HAD BEEN OVERTAKEN 'BY TIME AND WITH THE DISADVANTAGES OF ONE WAY ROAD SYSTEMS, IT WAS NO LONGER A PRACTICAL SITE FOR A FIRE STATION.

♦PRIOR TO THE DEMOLITION OF THE CENTRAL FIRE STATION, SHEUNG WAN FIRE STATION WAS OPENED IN THE WEST WHILE TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION FOR ANOTHER STATION WAS FOUND IN GARDEN ROAD IN THE EAST.

+AFTER FOUR YEARS IN THE TEMPORARY PREMISES, THIS STATION WAS OCCUPIED AND COMMISSIONED IN NOVEMBER 1985.+

THE NEW STATION ON COTTON TREE DRIVE HOUSES THREE FIRE APPLIANCES AND TWO AMBULANCES.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED * * *

NOTICES WERE POSTED ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN KOWLOON TODAY (FRIDAY) STATING THAT THE BUILDING AUTHORITY WILL APPLY FOR A CLOSURE ORDER AGAINST THEM FROM KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON OCTOBER 10.

THE STRUCTURES ARE ATTACHED TO FLATS Bl ON THE EIGHTH AND NINTH FLOORS OF KINGSLAND VILLA, 19, MAN FUK ROAD, HO MAN TIN.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY WANTS THEM CLOSED SO THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT DANGER TO THE OCCUPIERS OR TO THE PUBLIC.

ORDERS TO DEMOLISH THE STRUCTURES WERE ISSUED IN JULY, 1984, AND MAY LAST YEAR, BUT THEY WERE NOT COMPLIED WITH.

ONCE THE CLOSURE ORDERS ARE OBTAINED FROM THE COURT DEMOLITION WILL BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY.

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DUTY-FREE KIOSK SITE TO LET

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SPACES FOR A DUTY-FREE KIOSK AND STORAGE ROOM IN THE TEMPORARY HONG KONG-CHINA FERRY TERMINAL IN CENTRAL ON HONG KONG ISLAND Ahc BEING LET BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

THE SITE FOR THE DUTY-FREE KIOSK MEASURES 18 SQUARE METRES, WHILE THE STORAGE ROOM IS ABOUT 25 SQUARE METRES.

THE INITIAL TENANCY FOR THE SITE IS ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

TENDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON OCTOBER 3.

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RACECOURSE VARIETY SHOW FOR RESIDENTS

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ABOUT 5 300 HAPPY VALLEY RESIDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND A +HAPPY VALLEY DAY+ VARIETY SHOW AT THE PUBLIC GRANDSTAND CF THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 7).

THE VARIETY SHOW IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HAPPY VALLEY AREA COMMITTEE AND THE URBAN COUNCIL wITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE HONG KONG Q-MARK COUNCIL. IT Io SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

THE PROGRAMME WILL COMPRISE PERFORMANCES BY LEADING SINGERS AND A DRAMA STAGED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION THEATRE GROUP.

/CIVIC EDUCATION

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I !EDUCATION * ILL FORK THE THEME OF THE SHOW, WITH THE ■NOTING CIVIC AWARENESS AMONG RESIDENTS.

r- CITING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY w ILL BE THE ASSISTANT

>>A I .1ST- ICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA a'ONG= DISTRICT BOAhL

I- "A , PS 3EGGY LAM; AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HAPPY VaLLcY -,-.Ea COM' ITTEE, :>’R HO YUK-WING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

)U ARE INVITED TO COVER THE HAPPY VALLEY DAY TO BEG I . .. SUNDAY AT 2.30 PM AT THE PUBLIC GRANDSTAND OF THE ROYaL HuNG KONG JOCKEY CLUB IN HAPPY VALLEY.

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LIGHT OF DANCING WILL BE HELD AT THE HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA it । COMMUNITY CENTRE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO MARK THE CLOi I ;\G OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THE EVENT HAS BEEN ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR REPRESENTATIVES OF THE 19 COLUNTARY AGENCIES AND LOCAL BODIES WHICH HELPED TO ORGANISE MORE THAN 130 ACTIVITIES DURING SUMMER.

AMONG THE OFFICIATING GUESTS AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY a ILL EE YAU MA TEI ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS SANDY HO, AND DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME TO BE HcLD AT 7.30 PH TOaiORkuu AT THE HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 60 PUBLIC SQUARE STREET.

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FOOTDRILL COMPETITION FOR CAS TEAMS * * * *

THE CIVIL AID SERVICES CADET CORPS WILL HOLD AN INTER-UNIT FOOTDRILL COMPETITION ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 7).

TWENTY CAS TEAMS WILL TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION, WHICH WILL BEGIN AT 8 AM AT THE CAS CADET TRAINING CENTRE AT 325 CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, SHAM SHU I PO, KOWLOON.

AFTER THE COMPETITION, CAS KOWLOON REGIONAL COMMANDER, MR LEE HOK-SEE, WILL PRESENT THE +NORMAN LEUNG SHIELD* TO THE CHAMPION TEAM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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ROAD CLOSURES IN TSUEN wAN, KwUN TONG

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T-7 SLIP ROAD CONNECTING THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF vriJNG UK ROAD AND THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TEXACO FOAD l" TSUEN .--AN WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 8 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) TO FACILITATE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

DURING THE TWO-w'EEK CLOSURE, BUSES ON KMB ROUTE 34 ON THEIR KwAI SHING-BOUND JOURNEY .. ILL. BE DIVERTED VIA SHA TSUI ROaD AND WILL MAKE THE SAME STOPS AS ON 34A. MEANWHILE, THE TWO ROUTE 34 STOPS ON THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF YcUNG UK kOaD WILL BE SUSPENDED.

GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 89 AND TRAFFIC HEADING FOR NORTHBOUND TEXACO ROAD WILL EE DIVERTED VIA KsU HANG ROAD AND SHA TSUI FOAD.

FRO-' 1 AM TO 5 AM ON THE SAME DAY, HOw MING STREET BETWEEN .. I YIP STREET AND HOI BUN ROAD IN KWUN TONG WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT TWO wEEKS BtCAUSE OF CABLE LAYING WORKS.

rOTORISTS IN WAI YIP STREET WESTBOUND HEADING FOR HOI BUN °OAD ARE ADVISED TO USE LAI YIP STREET.

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TO KWA WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY TO KWA WAN ROAD, SAN MA TAU STREET AND LOK SHAN ROAD, INCLUDING LONG YAT STREET MEI KING STREET, MEI KWONG STREET AND KWEI CHOW STREET

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BUSY PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNOR, EXCO MEMBERS IN LONDON .......... 1

CRIME PREVENTION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN BEGINS ................... 2

HONG KONG-CaNADA TEXTILE TALKS END ........................... 4

ELIGIBLE ELECTORS URGED TO REGISTER .......................... 4

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF LYENUN BARRACKS OUTLINED ............... 5

CONTRACT SIGNING EOR MAJOR ROADWORK .......................... 5

NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR COMMONWEALTH YOUTH AWARDS.............. 6

FUND-RAISING COMPETITION FOR KWUN TONG ....................... 7

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE TO BE DISCUSSED ..................... 7

LANDSCAPED AREAS IN EASTERN NOW OPEN ......................... 8

NEW STAMPS PUT ON DISPLAY .................................... 9

TENDERS INVITED FOR M. .INLAYING WORK ........................ 10

EASTERN DISTRICT TEMPORARY RO^D CLOSURE ...................... 10

HATTON ROAD TO CLOSE FOR A WEEK .............................. 11

NO FLUSHING WATER

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BUSY PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNOR, EXCO MEMBERS IN LONDON

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, WILL LEAVE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) EVENING ON A FOUR-DAY VISIT TO LONDON.

HE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY FOUR UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL: SIR MICHAEL SANDBERG, MR CHEN SHOU-LUM, MISS MARIA TAM AND MR ALLEN LEE; HIS PRIVATE SECRETARY, MR RICHARD HOARE-’ AND THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (COUNCILS), MR ALISTAIR LANG.

OTHER UNOFFICIAL EXCO MEMBERS WILL JOIN THEM IN LONDON.

SOON AFTER THEIR ARRIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 9, SIR EDWARD AND ALL UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF EXCO WILL HOLD A MEETING AT NOON WITH THE FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR HONG KONG, MR TIMOTHY RENTON, AND ATTEND A LUNCH HOSTED BY HIM.

AT 3 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 10), THE PARTY WILL CALL ON THE PRIME MINISTER. THEY WILL LATER ATTEND A. RECEPTION AT THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE.

THE NEXT DAY (SEPTEMBER 11), THEY WILL CALL ON THE SECRETARY FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS, SIR GEOFFREY HOWE AT NOON. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A LUNCH HOSTED BY SIR EDWARD AND EXCO MEMBERS.

THF GOVERNOR AND THE EXCO UNOFFICIALS WILL ATTEND THE ANNUAL DINNER OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL IN THE EVENING.

SIR EDWARD AND THREE UNOFFICIALS WILL BE LEAVING LONDON ON FRIDAY, ARRIVING BACK IN HONG KONG ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 13).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND FOUR UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WILL BE LEAVING FOR LONDON ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) BY FLIGHT CX 201, ETD 11 PM.

A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE AIRPORT TO COVER THEIR DEPARTURE.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WISHING TO MAKE USE OF THE FACILITY SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM AT 10.10 PM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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CRIME PREVENTION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN BEGINS * * *

AN INTENSIVE CRIME PREVENTION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN IS NOW UNDER WAY TO CONVINCE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT SIMPLE, SENSIBLE AND INEXPENSIVE PRECAUTIONS WOULD PROTECT THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR PROPERTY.

IT FORMS PART OF THE 1986/07 FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN, DETAILS OF WHICH WERE ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, TODAY (SATURDAY).

+THIS YEAR PUBLICITY EFFORTS ARE CONCENTRATED ON THE PREVENTION OF BURGLARIES IN THE HOME AND THE EXPANSION OF NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME,+ SIR DAVID SAID AT THE CONFERENCE.

HE SAID BURGLARIES IN THE HOME CONTINUED TO POSE A SERIOUS PROBLEM, DESPITE IT IS AN EASY CRIME TO PREVENT.

+IN 1985 ONE BURGLARY OF PEOPLE’S HOMES WAS REPORTED EVERY HOUR, RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF A STAGGERING 38.9 MILLION DOLLARS’ WORTH OF PROPERTY.

+IN THE FIRST HALF OF THIS YEAR, THE AVERAGE INCIDENCE OF BURGLARIES DROPPED SLIGHTLY TO ONE EVERY 80 MINUTES.+

SIR DAVID SAID OPEN WINDOWS, UNLOCKED DOORS, BADLY FITTED LATCHES, CHEAP LOCKS WERE AN, OPEN INVITATION TO BURGLARS.

IN FACT, HALF OF ALL THE CASES REPORTED TO THE POLICE DID NOT INVOLVE BREAKING-IN AND WERE CAUSED BY SHEER CARELESSNESS ON THE PART OF THE HOUSEHOLDER,+ HE SAID.

SIR DAVID GAVE DETAILS OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR SEPTEMBER, WHICH HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS ’FIGHT CRIME MONTH’. THEY INCLUDE:

* A SPECIAL +HOTLINE+ (5-277177) WILL BE SET UP TO PROVIDE ROUND-THE-CLOCK ADVICE ON CRIME PREVENTION MEASURES FROM EXPERIENCED OFFICERS.

* THERE WILL BE A TRAVELLING EXHIBITION AND AN EXHIBITION IN ONE OF OUR DEPARTMENT STORES.

* BUSES AND TRAMS WILL CARRY THE CRIME PREVENTION MESSAGE TO THE TRAVELLING PUBLIC.

* 19 DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEES WILL ARRANGE ACTIVITIES INCLUDING VARIETY SHOWS, SEMINARS, DISPLAYS AND COMPETITIONS.

# TELEVISION, RADIO AND NEWSPAPERS WILL ASSIST IN DISSEMINATING THE CRIME PREVENTION MESSAGE TO A WIDE AUDIENCE THROUGH SPECIAL PROGRAMMES.

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+THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN rflLL 3E THE ’HOME SECURITY DAY’ ON SEPTEMBER 23 (SUNDAY) WHEN JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS, BOYS AND GIRLS FROM OTHER YOUTH ORGANISATIONS AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, WILL DISTRIBUTE CRIME PREVENTION PUBLICITY AND ADVICE TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN HONG KONG.

+THE ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM THESE ORGANISATIONS IN ITSELF DEMONSTRATES THE WILLINGNESS OF A LARGE SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY ACTIVELY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME.

+THEY DESERVE RECOGNITION AND PRAISE,+ SIR DAVID SAID.

HE APPEALED TO ALL SMALL HOUSEHOLDERS TO SUPPORT ’HOME SECURITY DAY’ BY RECEIVING THOSE YOUNG VOLUNTEERS WITH A SMILE AND A PROMISE THAT THEY WOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE SECURITY OF THEIR HOME IN FUTURE.

POINTING OUT THAT THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE EXISTED TO CO-ORDINATE THE COMMUNITY’S ATTACK ON CRIME, SIR DAVID SAID THE FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN ORGANISED EACH YEAR WAS TO MAKE PEOPLE REALISE WHAT THEY COULD DO TO PREVENT CRIME AND TO EMPHASIZE THAT IT WAS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THEM ALL TO FIGHT CRIME.

TURNING TO THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME WHICH IS NOW IN ITS SECOND PHASE, SIR DAVID SAID MORE THAN 28 500 FAMILIES HAD TAKEN PART IN FORMING SOME 2 800 NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNITS.

HE SAID THAT MORE FAMILIES WOULD JOIN THE THIRD PHASE OF THE EXTREMELY POPULAR SCHEME IN LATE 1986 OR EARLY 1987.

♦APART FROM ITS ROLE IN HELPING TO PREVENT AND DETECT CRIME, IT IS ALSO PROVING TO BE A VERY GOOD MEANS OF BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF FRIENDSHIP AND GOODWILL,+ SIR DAVID SAID.

IN CONCLUSION, SIR DAVID SAID THE FINAL PART OF THE 1986/87 FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN WILL BE THE ANNUAL FCC-DFCC CONFERENCE WHICH WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 11 (SUNDAY) NEXT YEAR.

+ATTENDED BY SOME 350 PERSONS, THE CONFERENCE WILL PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FCC AND DFCC MEMBERS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS, MAKE SUGGESTIONS AND RECEIVE ADVICE,+ SIR DAVID SAID.

+LAST YEAR’S INAUGURAL CONFERENCE WAS EXTREMELY USEFUL AND REINFORCED THE ROLE OF THE WHOLE COMMUNITY IN THE CONTINUING EFFORT TO FIGHT CRIME,+ HE ADDED.

ALSO ON THE PLATFORM TODAY WERE THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, MR RAYMON ANN I NG, AND AN UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, THE HON PETER C. WONG.

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HONG KONG-CANADA TEXTILE TALKS END * * * * *

Bl LATERAL TEXTILE TALKS BETWEEN HONG KONG AND CANADA FINISHED TODAY (FRIDAY CANADA TIME) WITHOUT REACHING ANY CONCLUSION, A fRADl DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN ANNOUNCED.

THE PURPOSE OF THE TALKS WAS TO NEGOTIATE THE NEW BILATERAL TEXTILES AGREEMENT TO REPLACE THE CURRENT AGREEMENT, WHICH EXPIRES ON DECEMBER 31, 1986.

THE TALKS WERE HELD IN CANADA, AND BEGAN ON TUESDAY, (SEPREMBER 2). THEY FOLLOWED AN EARLIER EXPLORATORY ROUND MELD IN HONG KONG ON JUNE 23.

-F- KING FROM CANADA AT THE END OF THE TALKS, THE DIRECTOR OF TRADE, MR HAMISH MACLEOD, COMMENTED THAT WHILE SOME PROGRESS HAD BEEN MADE, THERE WAS A CONSIDERABLE DIFFERENCE IN VIEWS OVER THE GROWTH AND FLEXIBILITY PROVISIONS WHICH SHOULD APPLY IN ANY NEW AGREEMENT.

A FURTHER ROUND OF TALKS WILL TAKE PLACE IN HONG KONG IN OCTOBER.

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ELIGIBLE ELECTORS URGED TO REGISTER

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ELIGIBLE PERSONS NOT YET ON THE GENERAL ELECTORAL ROLL SHOULD REGISTER NOW, YAU MA TEI ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS SANDY HO, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AT THE HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE, MISS HO SAID SIGNING UP AS AN ELECTOR WAS THE RIGHT AND OBLIGATION OF ANY ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUAL.

THE REGISTRATION PERIOD WOULD LAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30.

MISS HO NOTED THAT ACTIVITIES ORGANISED THIS SUMMER WERE 'WELL RECEIVED AND HOPED THAT YOUNG PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENTS HAD LEARNED TO CARE MORE ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITY.

MORE THAN 130 ACTIVITIES WERE ORGANISED BY 19 LOCAL ORGANISATIONS DURING THE SEVEN-WEEK PROGRAMME.

AFTER THE CLOSING CEREMONY, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WERE TREATED TO A NIGHT OF DANCING.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS INCLUDED DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR LO YUK-TING, AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, MR CHIU fU-HEI AND MR MAK WAI-YING.

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'URE DEVELOPMENT OP LYEMUN BARRACKS OUTLINED *****

• T 52 HECTARES OF LAND SURROUNDING LYEMUN BARRACKS WILL ’P USE’' TO CONSTRUCT A LARGE PARK AFTER THE BARRACKS IS HANDED BAD! TC -OVERNMENT LATER THIS YEAR, THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, • BOWEN LEUNG, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

OFFICIATING AT A CEREMONY TO MAP' THE COMPLETION OF THE

-AUTIFICATION PROJECT AT THE OLD FORT ' THE BARRACKS, MR LEUNG SAID THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PARK, TO BE BUILT BY THE URBAN COUNCIL, ..OULD INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION OF CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUNDS AND BARBECUE SITES NEAR THE NORTH-EASTERN COAST, AND THE SECOND PHASE MOULD INCLUDE VARIOUS TYPES OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES SOUTH 0-THE BARRACKS.

♦THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT IS CONSIDERING TURNING THE ORIGINAL SITE OF THE BARRACKS INTO A 2 300-TL- ■ UBLIC HOUSING ESTATE AND A 400--LAT HOME OWNERSHIP SCHEME BY 1993,+ HE SAID.

THE BEAUTIFICATION DROJECT AT T1 OLD THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF BOARD AT A COST OF $50 000.

FORT WAS FUNDED BY THE EASTERN DI STRICT

THE PROJECT INCLUDES THE CONSTRUCT;.:. OF RAIN SHELTER, THREE FLOWER ARBOURS WITH BENCHES AND FLOWER EDS AND AN ORIENTATION TABLE FOR MORNING WALKERS AND VISITORS.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, MR S^JW CHOI-SANG, AND LT. COL. W.J. DAWSON.

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CONTRACT SIGNING FOR MAJOR ROADWORK * * * * *

THE HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER/PEDDER STREET .'NDERPASS CONTRACT, VALUED AT 3197 MILLION, WILL BE SIGNED ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) AT B PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE NINTH FLOOR OF THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT, EMPIRE CENTRE, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

SIGNING FOR THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT WILL BE THE DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS MR HAROLD BEATOI', AND MR C.R.M. LIVINGSTON WILL SIGN FOR THE CONTRACTOR, KIEP (HONG KONG) LIMITED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED T? C?'.'EF THE CONTRACT SIGNING CEREMONY.

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NOMI NATIONS INVITED FOR COMMONWEALTH YOUTH AWARDS * * * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE INITIATED AND IMPLEMENTED OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PROJECTS WILL BE ABLE TO REPRESENT HONG KONG IN THE COMMONWEALTH YOUTH SERVICE AWARDS SCHEME.

THE SCHEME, LAUNCHED BY THE COMMONWEALTH YOUTH PROGRAMME IN THE UNITED KINGDOM LAST YEAR, IS ALSO AN ENDURING COMMEMORATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH YEAR.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE BEST TWO COMMUNITY PROJECTS TO REPRESENT HONG KONG ARE BEING CO-ORDINATED BY THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION.

+THE SCHEME WAS CREATED TO RECOGNISE AND REWARD CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR SOCIETIES,+ A CNTA SPOKESMAN SAID.

+IT AIMS TO FOSTER CO-OPERATION AND EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND EXPERIENCE AMONG COMMONWEALTH YOUTHS,* HE SAID.

+ LAST YEAR, A COMMUNITY PROJECT DESIGNED FOR THE ELDERLY BY THE RED CROSS WON AN AWARD FOR HONG KONG,* HE ADDED.

THE SCHEME OFFERS UP TO FIVE AWARDS ANNUALLY WITH NOT MORE THAN TWO AWARDS TO COUNTRIES OF ANY ONE REGION.

STUDY TOURS TRAVEL AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE WINNING TEAMS FOR UP TO TWO MEMBERS AND ALL MEMBERS WILL BE AWARDED PERSONAL MEMENTOES.

FOR PROJECTS TO BE SELECTED, THEY SHOULD BE EXAMPLES OF EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK BY YOUNG PEOPLE, PREFERABLY AGED 15 TO 25, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THESE PROJECTS SHOULD DEMONSTRATE THEIR POTENTIAL IN EFFECTIVE PLANNING, ABILITY TO EXECUTE THEIR PLANS AND CO-OPERATION AMONG MEMBERS,* HE ADDED.

+ PARTICI PANTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE BROAD OBJECTIVES AND RESPOND TO LOCAL NEEDS THROUGH THEIR PROJECTS, SHOWING INNOVATION AND FLEXIBILITY.

+APART FROM THAT, THE PROJECTS SHOULD HAVE LONG-TERM EFFECTIVENESS AND PROVIDE A MODEL OR INSPIRATION TO OTHER PLACES IN THE COMMONWEALTH,* HE SAID.

NOMINATIONS ARE INVITED FROM THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH DIVISION OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICES. THE COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT AND THE DISTRICT OFFICES AND THEY SHOULD REACH CNTA BY NOVEMBER 29, 1986.

TWO PROJECTS WILL BE SELECTED TO REPRESENT HONG KONG IN DECEMBER AND THE AWARDS WILL 3E ANNOUNCED IN MAV NEXT YEAR.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC IN’rFESTE~ . THE AWARDS SCHEME VAY CONTACT THEIR DISTRICT OFFICE c R FURTHER IN-OR'>- '

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FUND-RAISING COMPETITION FOR KWUN TONG

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A MASSIVE FUND-RAISING COMPETITION, INVOLVING ALL AREA COMMITTEES MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS IN KWUN TONG, WILL BE HELD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 14 AND 16.

THE COMPETITION, CONDUCTED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD IN THE 14 AREAS OF THE DISTRICT, IS ONE OF SEVERAL PROJECTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE EXTENSION OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL.

VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE FUND-RAISING ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LI WAH-MING, APPEALED TO THE NEARLY 700 000 RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT TO SUPPORT THIS MEANINGFUL FUNCTION.

ON SEPTEMBER 14 TO 16, FROM 7 PM TO 10 PM, MEMBERS OF THE 14 AREA COMMITTEES AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES WILL MAKE DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS TO APPEAL FOR DONATIONS. IN SOME AREAS, MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONDUCT VISITS DURING THE DAY-TIME ON SEPTEMBER 14.

THEY WILL CARRY WITH A ROUND YELLOW TIN BOX WITH +FUND RAISING FOR UCH EXTENSION PROJECT+ PAINTED IN RED. RESIDENTS SHOULD PUT THEIR DONATIONS IN THE BOX.

FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSE, AC AND MAC MEMBERS WILL BE CARRYING A CARD WITH THEIR NAMES ON IT.

THE THREE AREAS WITH THE HIGHEST DONATION WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES.

MORE THAN 600 MEMBERS FROM AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATION HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO TAKE PART IN THE FUND-RAISING PROJECT.

THE 14 AREAS IN KWUN TONG ARE PING SHEK, EAST NGAU TAU KOK, WEST NGAU TAU KOK, TOWN CENTRE, TSUI PING, SAU MAU PING (NORTH), LAM TIN (NORTH), YAU TONG, TING HONG, INDUSTRIAL AREA, SHUN LEE, SAU MAU PING (SOUTH), LAM TIN (SOUTH) AND SZE SHAN.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE TO BE

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THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE DRArT 1986-88 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT AT ITS MEETING ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8) AFTERNOON.

THE FRANCHISED BUS AND FERRY COMPANIES ARE REQUIRED, AS AN ANNUAL EXERCISE, TO PREPARE A DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF THEIR SERVICES FOR AGREEMENT WITH THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT. THE DISTRICT BOARD’S VIEWS ARE BEING SOUGHT BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT FINALISES THE PROGRAMME WITH OPERATORS.

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THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO LOOK AT A SURVEY ON THE ADEQUACY OF SCHEDULED PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT IN JUNE.

AT THE COMMITTEE’S MEETING IN JANUARY, MEMBERS FELT THAT BUS SERVICES WERE INADEQUATE IN ABERDEEN, AP LEI CHAU, WAH FU AND WONG CHUK HANG, AND REQUESTED THE DEPARTMENT TO CONDUCT A SURVEY TO SUPPLEMENT FINDINGS OF AN EARLIER SURVEY CONDUCTED IN SEPTEMBER LAST YEAR.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA IS THE PROPOSED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHCME FOR ABERDEEN TOWN CENTRE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU.ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING ON MONDAY AT 2.30 PM IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, NO. 7-11 NAM NING STREET, SECOND FLOOR, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE, HONG KONG.

SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED.

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THE INTENSELY-DEVELOPED EASTERN DISTRICT ON HONG KONG ISLAND HAS BEEN GIVEN A NEW, GREEN LOOK WITH THE OPENING OF THE BEAUTIFULLY-LANDSCAPED ALDRICH BAY AMENITY AREAS.

COVERING LARGE AREAS TOTALLING THREE HECTARES AND STRETCHING FROM TA I KOO SHING TO SHAU KEI WAN, THE 321 MILLION AMENITY AREAS PROJECT IS NOW OPENED FOR PUBLIC ENJOYMENT.

+THE PROJECT HAS BEEN DESIGNED IN SUCH A WAY AS TO REDUCE THE CONCRETE EFFECTS OF, OR EVEN RESTORE, THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT FOLLOWING THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR AND THE MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY,* SAID MR SAMUEL WONG, CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL’S RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, TODAY.

♦THANKS TO THE JOINT EFFORTS, INITIATIVE AND HARD WORK OF THE URBAN COUNCIL AND THE HIGHWAYS OFFICE, THE AREAS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED INTO A WELCOME OASIS OF GREENERY AND A CHILDREN’S PARADISE WHERE THE OLD AND THE YOUNG CAN WALK SIT, RELAX OR PLAY UNDER SHADY TREES AND AMIDST COLOURFUL FLOWERS AND PLANTS.*

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< WONG SAID PROVISIONS AT THE AMENITY AREAS INCLUDED LINE 3EA ’I FULLY-LANDSCAPED AREAS AND FOUR CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUNDS WITH MODERN PLAY EQUIPMENT AND SAFETY SURFACING.

t-TO SOFTEN THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AND TO TURN THE AREAS INTO A SCENIC SPOT, OVER 1.66 HECTARES OF THE PROJECT HAVE BEEN COVERED WITH DENSE PLANTING WITH A TOTAL OF 6 400 TREES, 5 478 PALMS, 55 564 SHRUBS AND 47 223 GROUND COVER PLANTS,* HE SAID.

+APART FROM PROVIDING ADDITIONAL ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RECREATIONAL AREAS FOR NEARBY RESIDENTS, THE PROJECT WILL GREAT:. Y IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS THERE.*

R WONG ADDED THAT THE LANDSCAPED AREA IN SHAU KEI WAN, COVERING A TOTAL OF 2.7 HECTARES, WAS THE LARGEST REST GARDEN IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS.*

A PICTURE WILL BE TRANSMITTED OVER THE FACSIMILE SHORTLY.

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NEW STAMPS PUT ON DISPLAY * * * *

A NEW SET OF FOUR STAMPS DEPICTING HONG KONG FISHING VESSELS, TO BE ISSUED ON SEPTEMBER 24, WILL BE PUT ON DISPLAY FROM TODAY (SATURDAY).

THE STAMPS WILL BE SHOWN FOR TWO DAYS AT THE GROUND FLOOR ENTRANCE ARENA OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN PLAZA.

THEY WILL THEN BE DISPLAYED CENTRE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE SHA TSUI POST OFFICE.

FROM SEPTEMBER 10 AT THE PHILATELIC GENERAL POST OFFICE AND IN THE TSIM

OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVERS FOR THE STAMPS WILL BE ON SALE, AT 50 CENTS EACH, ON SEPTEMBER 10. ADVANCE ORDERS FOR TREATMENT OF FIRST DAY COVERS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM THAT DAY T0 SEPTEMBER 18

AT ALL POST OFFICES.

A MINIMUM ORDER OF FIVE COVERS IS REQUIRED.

CUSTOMERS WISHING TO AVOID CONGESTION ON THE "IRST DAY OF ISSUE ARE ADVISED TO MAKE USE OF THIS SERVICE, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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“OR TSE CONVENIENCE OF CUSTOMERS, FIRST DAY COVERS WITH A SET OF STAMPS ALREADY AFFIXED WILL ALSO BE ON SALE FOR 510 ON THE FIRST DAY OF ISSUE AT DESIGNATED COUNTERS AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE AND THE BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, QUEEN’S ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI AND KOWLOON

CENTRAL POST OFFICES.

THE NEW STAMPS DEPICT FOUR TYPES OF OLD AND NEW FISHING \ESScLS SFEN IN THE WATERS AROUND HONG KONG: HAND LINER (50 CENTS), STERN TRAWLER (51.30), LONG LINER ($1.70) AND JUNK TRAWLER ($5).

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TENDERS INVITED FOR MA INLAY ING WORK

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TENDERS ARE BEING CALLED BY THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT FOR LAYING FRESH WATER MAINS AT JUNK BAY.

TOTALLING 5 000 METRES IN LENGTH, THEY WILL BE LAID ALONG HANG HAU ROAD AND NEW ROADS BETWEEN YaU YUE WAN AND SIU CH IK SHA.

THE NEW MAINS WILL DISTRIBUTE WATER TO THE SEWAGE TREATMENT WORKS BEING BUILT AT SIU CHIK SHA AND THE FUTURE RESITED INDUSTRIES IN THE AREA.

WORK IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN 16 MONTHS.

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EASTERN DISTRICT TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

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TO FACILITATE THE DISMANTLING OF FALSEWORK FOR FOOTBRIDGES, THE UNNAMED NEW ROAD PASSING THROUGH KORNHILL DEVELOPMENT TO THE SOUTH OF KING’S ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY BETWEEN 12.45 AM AND 5.30 AM FROM TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) TO SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

DURING THE CLOSURE, THE EXISTING WESTBOUND TRAM-ONLY LANE RESTRICTION ON KING’S ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 120 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TAIKOO SHING ROAD TO A POINT ABOUT 130 METRES WEST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE TEMPORARILY LIFTED.

IN ADDITION, THE SECTION OF KING’S ROAD BETWEEN BO FUNG GARDEN AND THE TEMPORARY PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO SAI WAN TERRACE WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

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HATTON ROAD TO CLOSE FOR A WEEK * * *

• ROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8), THE SECTION OF HATTON ROAD IN THE MID-LEVELS BETWEEN THE BRIDGE OVER PO SHAN ROAD AND CHING YUEN GARDEN WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK. THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE LAYING OF ELECTRICITY CABLES.

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NO FLUSHING WATER

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO ALL PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG WILL BE SUSPENDED BETWEEN 9.30 AM AND 8 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 9).

THE SUSPENSION IS TO FACILITATE REPAIR WORK OF THE TSUEN WAN PUMPING STATION.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPT3MBIR 7 , 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

FIGHT CRIME MESSAGES IN TV SPECIAL............................. 1

CRIME PREVENTION ACTIVITIES IN FULL SWING...................... 2

BRIEFING ON CHEMICAL WASTE TREATMENT PLANT..................... 3

SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT FOR NORTE POINT......................... 3

DETAILS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SCHLME............................ 4

NEW TYPHOON SHELTER PLANNED AT SHAU KEI WAN.................... 5

SOUTHERN DISTRICT GETS READY FOR FESTIVAL...................... 5

ISLANDS DB TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC PROBLEMS ........................ 6

FIIM HELPS CHILDREN'S CHOIR RAISE FUNDS........................ 7

KWUN TONG CHILDREN'S CHORUS TO STAGE CONCERT................... 8

SITTING-OUT AREA TO BE BUILT................................... 8

TENDERS SOUGHT FOR CONTROLLED TIPPING.......................... 9

TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT D5P0RVEMSNT MEASURES INTRODUCED............. 9

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF YUET LUN STREET ......................... 10

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1986

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FIGHT CRIME MESSAGES IN TV SPECIAL

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MORE THAN HALF THE REPORTED CASES OF BURGLARY IN 1985 OCCURRED IN RESIDENTIAL PREMISES AND BURGLARIES HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE IN RECENT YEARS WHILE MOST OTHER CRIMES HAVE FALLEN. THIS WAS REVEALED BY THE FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE (FCC).

+ALTHOUGH BURGLARY IS A DIFFICULT CRIME TO DETECT, IT IS EASY TO PREVENT BY TAKING SOME STRAIGHTFORWARD AND EFFECTIVE MEASURES,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE FCC PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE SAID.

TO HELP PROMOTE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF CRIME PREVENTION, THE FCC PUBLICITY SUB-COMMITTEE WILL JOIN HANDS WITH THE TELEVISION BROADCASTS LIMITED (TVB) TO PRODUCE A +FIGHT CRIME NIGHT+ SPECIAL ON THE +ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT PROGRAMME* TOMORROW (MONDAY).

THE SPECIAL IS DEDICATED TO PUTTING ACROSS FIGHT CRIME MESSAGES TO THE PUBLIC, WITH EMPHASIS ON SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY.

A DRAMA SEQUENCE IN THE PROGRAMME WILL FEATURE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF CRIME PREVENTION IN THE AVERAGE HOME.

+BY HIGHLIGHTING THE VARIOUS DARK AREAS IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY AND FEATURING THE EFFECTIVE MEANS TO PREVENT THEM, WE HOPE TO GIVE VIEWERS A BETTER INSIGHT INTO THE PREVENTION OF THE CRIME,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

ALSO FEATURED IN THE PROGRAMME WILL BE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE RECIPIENT OF THIS YEAR’S GOOD CITIZEN AWARD WHO WILL SHARE HIS EXPERIENCE IN FIGHTING CRIME WITH VIEWERS.

THE GOOD CITIZEN AWARD SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN 1973 AS PART OF THE FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN. THE SCHEME WAS CONCEIVED WITH A VIEW TO ENCOURAGING CITIZENS TO COOPERATE WITH THE POLICE. MONETARY AND CEREMONIAL AWARDS ARE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO RENDER POSITIVE ASSISTANCE IN THE PREVENTION OR DETECTION OF CRIME AND IN THE APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS.

ON A MORE LIGHTHEARTED NOTE, AN +EYT GOOD CITIZEN AWARD* WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED TO A CITIZEN WHO RIGHTEOUSLY PERFORMED HIS CIVIC RESPONISBILITY BY REPORTING A +CANDID CAMERA* SHOP THEFT INCIDENT TO THE POLICE.

THE POLICE RECENTLY CHANGED THE ORIGINAL TERM +SHOPLI FT I NG* TO +SHOP THEFT* TO UNDERLINE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE CRIME TO POTENTIAL OFFENDERS - TEENAGERS AND HOUSEWIVES.

IN TOMORROW’S PROGRAMME, TELEVISION VIEWERS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE A DOCUMENTARY DEMONSTRATING THE MOST UP-TO-DATE CRIME FIGHTING EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE IN HONG KONG.

/THE DOCUMENTARY, ........

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THE DOCUMENTARY, WHICH INTRODUCES THE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU, WILL TAKE VIEWERS TO THE BUREAU’S DISPLAY ROOMS WHERE A LARGE COLLECTION OF SECURITY EQUIPMENT IS ON DISPLAY AND TO THE CRIME PREVENTION BUS WHICH HAS BEEN USED AS A MOBILE CENTRE PROVIDING INFORMATION ON HOME SECURITY.

OTHER SEGMENTS OF THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE A PARADE BY THE ROYAL HONG KONG AUXILIARY POLICE BAND AND A MOTORCYCLE TEAM, A QUIZ AND A TELEMATCH GAME BY TVB ARTISTES AND A SOUVENIR PRESENTATION CEREMONY.

THE +F1GHT CRIME NIGHT+ WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON THE JADE CHANNEL’S +ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT* PROGRAMME AT 9.35 PM TOMORROW.

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CRIME PREVENTION ACTIVITIES IN FULL SWING * * * * *

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO DRIVE HOME THE MESSAGE OF CRIME PREVENTION AND HOME SAFETY WILL BE LAUNCHED IN NORTH DISTRICT STARTING TOMORROW (MONDAY).

THE ACTIVITIES, ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, ARE IN SUPPORT OF THE CAMPAIGN INITIATED BY THE CENTRAL FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE WHICH DESIGNATED SEPTEMBER AS THE +FIGHT CRIME MONTH*.

+ THROUGH ACTIVE PARTI C l'P ATI ON, RESIDENTS IN NORTH DISTRICT, YOUNG AND OLD, WILL BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF HOME SAFETY AND MORE WILLING TO CO-OPERATE WITH THE POLICE IN COMBATING CRIMES,* CHAIRMAN OF THE NORTH DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR TAO MAN-KWONG, SAID.

A MOBILE EXHIBITION VAN WILL VISIT VARIOUS LOCATIONS INCLUDING CHEUNG WAH AND CHOI YUEN ESTATES, LUEN WO HUI, SHEK WU HUI, TIN SUM AND SHEUNG SHUI TEMPORARY HOUSING AREAS FROM TOMORROW TO WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) TO SPREAD THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE.

ON SEPTEMBER 28, ABOUT 100 JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS WILL BE OUT AND ABOUT DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION PHAMPLETS AND STICKERS TO 25 000 HOUSEHOLDS IN THE DISTRICT.

OTHER ACTIVITIES PLANNED INCLUDE VISITS TO NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME UNITS IN HOUSING ESTATES BY COMMITTEE MEMBERS, GAME STALLS, SOCCER MATCHES AMONG TEN JPC TEAMS AND A FRIENDLY ONE BETWEEN LOCAL FOOTBALLERS AND TV ARTISTES.

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BRrEFING ON CHEMICAL WASTE TREATMENT PLANT ******

MEMBERS OF THE. KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED CHEMICAL WASTE TREATMENT PLANT AT A SPECIAL MEETING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 9) AT THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE.

PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER, MR MIKE STOKOE, AND SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER, MR PATRICK LEI, WILL EXPLAIN TO BROAD MEMBERS THE TRANSPORTATION OF WASTE, OPERATIONAL rEATURES OF THE PLANT AND ITS IMPACT ON SURROUNDING AREAS.

THE BRIEFING IS A FOLLOW-UP TO LAST MONTH’S DISTRICT OFFICE-ORGANISED SITE VISIT TO VARIOUS POLLUTION BLACKSPOTS IN TSUEN WAN AND KWAI CHUNG WHICH WERE CAUSED BY IMPROPER DISPOSAL OF CHEMICAL WASTE. DURING THE VISIT, BOARD MEMBERS HAD EXPRESSED INTEREST IN VARIOUS SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE PROPOSED PLANT.

CO-OPTED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD’S INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE WILL ALSO ATTEND THE MEETING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE BRIEFING ON THE CHEMICAL WASTE TREATMENT PLANT AT 2.30 PM ON TUESDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174, HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

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SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT FOR NORTH POINT X X X X *

TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SEWAGE SCREENING PLANT AT HEALTHY STREET WEST IN NORTH POINT.

THE PLANT WILL FORM PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE SEWAGE COLLECTION, TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL SCHEME FOR THE NORTH POINT SEWERAGE DISTRICT, WHICH INCLUDES THE WESTERN PART OF QUARRY BAY, PART OF CAUSEWAY BAY AND TAI HANG.

AT PRESENT, SEWAGE FROM THE DISTRICT IS DISCHARGED UNTREATED INTO VICTORIA HARBOUR THROUGH A SINGLE-PORT SUBMARINE OUTFALL OFF TONG SHU I ROAD.

/THE NEW PLANT,

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1986

THE NEW PLANT, DESIGNED TO SERVE 370 000 PEOPLE, WILL PROVIDE SCREENING AND DEGRITTING FACILITIES BEFORE DISCHARGE INTO THE HARBOUR VIA A NEW MULTI-PORT SUBMARINE OUTFALL OFF HEALTHY STREET WEST.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT ON COMPLETION OF THE SCHEME THE QUALITY OF WATER OFF NORTH POINT AND NEIGHBOURING AREAS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE BUILDING AN INLET PUMPING STATION, SCREENING CHAMBERS, GRIT TRAPS, PLANT HOUSES, A TRANSFORMER HOUSE, AN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, ANCILLARY STRUCTURES, LANDSCAPING AND ASSOCIATED PIPEWORKS AND ROADWORKS.

CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN 24 MONTHS.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING OFFICE OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AMBASSADOR AWARD SCHEME AND A RADIO PROGRAMME, +MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK+, WILL BE HELD AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT 3 PM TOMORROW (MONDAY).

THE AWARD SCHEME, AIMED AT AROUSING SAFETY AWARENESS AMONG WORKERS IN INDUSTRIES, IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

THE 26-EPISODE PROGRAMME IS A JOINT VENTURE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND RTHK.

SPEAKING AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR YIU YAN-NANGj ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING (RADIO), MR NG MING-LAMj CHAIRMAN OF THE TASK FORCE OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AMBASSADOR AWARD SCHEME, MR ROBERT LAI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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NEW TYPHOON SHELTER PLANNED AT SHAU KEI WAN *****

THE GOVERNMENT PROPOSES TO CONSTRUCT A NEW TYPHOON SHELTER AT SHAU KEI WAN TO PROVIDE ABOUT 17 HECTARES OF SHELTERED ANCHORAGE SPACE.

THE SHELTER WILL BE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN THE LIMITS OF APPROXIMATELY 21.24 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEA-BED NORTH OF THE EXISTING ALDRICH BAY TYPHOON SHELTER.

THE WORK, WHICH INCLUDES CONSTRUCTING BREAKWATERS, DOLPHINS AND PHYSICAL BARRIERS, IS EXPECTED TO START IN MID-1987 AND BE COMPLETED IN ABOUT-21 MONTHS.

DURING THIS TIME, ADEQUATE MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN TO AVOID CAUSING DISTURBANCE TO SEA TRAFFIC IN THE VICINITY.

WHEN COMPLETED, THE NEW TYPHOON SHELTER WILL REPLACE THE EXISTING ONE WHICH WILL BE RECLAIMED FOR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

THE EXTENT OF THE AREA AFFECTED IS DESCRIBED IN A NOTICE IN THE LATEST GAZETTE.

THE NOTICE AND PLAN HAVE BEEN POSTED ON NOTICE BOARDS NEAR THE SITE. THEY CAN ALSO BE SEEN AT THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT SURVEY AND MAPPING OFFICE AND AT THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE.

ANY OBJECTIONS SHOULD REACH THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LNADS BY NOVEMBER 4.

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PREPARATION IS WELL UNDERWAY IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FOR STAGING A LARGE-SCALE DISTRICT FESTIVAL LATER THIS YEAR, A SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID.

A CENTRAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE COMPRISING DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, URBAN COUNCILLORS AND AREA COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN, AS WELL AS LEADING LOCAL PERSONALITIES IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT HAD BEEN SET UP TO PLAN THE FESTIVAL, HE SAID.

+REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ARE ALSO INVITED TO ADVISE ON A SERIES OF SPORTS, CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES TO BE HELD FROM NOVEMBER 22 TO DECEMBER 7,

THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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SIX WORKING COMMITTEES HAD BEEN FORMED UNDER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPENING AND CLOSING CEREMONIES, ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES, CARNIVAL, MURAL PAINTING COMPETITION, PUBLICATION AND PUBLICITY MATTERS.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD HAD SET ASIDE $230 000 TO SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL, WHILE SPONSORSHIP FROM BUSINESS FIRMS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY AFFAIRS WAS ALSO WELCOME.

HE SAID THE AIM OF THE FESTIVAL WAS TO STIMULATE A GREATER SENSE OF DISTRICT IDENTITY AND ATTEMPTS WOULD BE MADE TO POOL TOGETHER VARIOUS COMMUNITY RESOURCES SO THAT ALL SECTORS OF THE DISTRICT WERE AWARE OF OR WERE INVOLVED IN THE FESTIVAL.

IT WAS ALSO HOPED THAT THE COMMUNITY SPIRIT ENGENDERED BY THE FESTIVAL COULD BE CAPITALISED TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION.

A THREE-COLOUR SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL LOGO IN RED, BLUE AND YELLOW HAD BEEN ADOPTED.

+IT FEATURES THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD LOGO OF AN ANCHOR SURROUNDED BY SIX STARS REPRESENTING THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREAS, AND SUPPORTED BY A PAIR OF WINGS REPRESENTING THE HIGH SPIRITS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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ISLANDS DB TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC PROBLEMS

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THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO DISCUSS THE DISTRICT’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT PROBLEMS.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE INFORMED OF THE LOCAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ACTIVITIES AND DETAILS OF ROAD PROJECTS, AND PLANS FOR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES.

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORT, MR LI KWING-SHUN, WILL ATTEND THE BOARD MEETING AND EXPLAIN TRAFFIC PLAN.

BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO BE INFORMED OF THE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN ORGANISED BY THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION.

/OTHER ITEMS .......

SUHDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1986

OTH-- ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE +WALK FOR MILL.IONS+ AND ALLOCATION OF DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS.

FUND-RAISING PROJECT

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED

> TO COVER THE ISLANDS DISTRICT BOARD MEETING THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE ISLANDS DISTRICT

AT 2 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF IHt bLANua u BOARD, 14TH FLOOR, HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT ARTS, CULTURAL, RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION ORGANISED A FUND-RAISING FILM SHOW AT THE NANYANG THEATRE THIS (SUNDAY) MORNING.

THE CHOIR WAS SET UP IN 1982 TO PROMOTE AN INTEREST IN MUSIC AMONG CHILDREN IN THE DISTRICT. TRAINING COURSES WERE PROVIDED AND MEMBERS HAD PERFORMED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS AND PARTICIPATED IN DISTRICT ACTIVITIES.

AT A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY HELD BEFORE THE FILM SHOW, THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, Mk ROGER GARCIA, SAID CHOIR MEMBERS HAD BECOME THE SINGING AMBASSADORS OF THE DISTRICT AND HAD CONTRIBUTED TOWARDS HELPING TO ESTABLISH THE DISTRICT IDENTITY.

HE THANKED VARIOUS PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR, MISS JACQULINE HA THUC-VAN.

ABOUT $20 000 WAS RAISED AT TODAY’S FILM SHOW.

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KWUN TONG CHILDREN’S CHORUS TO STAGE CONCERT * * * * *

THE 2OO-MEMBER KWUN TONG CHILDREN’S CHORUS WILL STAGE ITS ANNUAL CONCERT IN THE CITY HALL THEATRE ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

ALL FOUR CHOIRS OF THE CHORUS - SENIOR, INTERMEDIATE, AND TWO JUNIOR CHOIRS - WILL BE PERFORMING.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE SONGS FROM EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, CHINESE FOLK SONGS AND SONGS BY LOCAL COMPOSERS.

THE CONCERT WILL BEGIN AT 8 PM. TICKETS AT $50, $30, $20 ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CITY HALL BOX OFFICE.

FORMED IN 1978, THE KWUN TONG CHILDREN’S CHORUS HAS PERFORMED IN VARIOUS ARTS FESTIVALS IN HONG KONG AND IN CHARITY FUNCTIONS IN MACAU AND THE PHILIPPINES.

THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD HAS BEEN GIVING THE CHORUS FINANCIAL SPONSORSHIP SINCE 1981.

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SITTING-OUT AREA TO BE BUILT

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A SITTING-OUT AREA IS TO BE CONSTRUCTED AT THE JUNCTION OF NING PO STREET AND SHANGHAI STREET IN YAU MA TEI TO IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT.

MEASURING ABOUT 250 SQUARE METRES, IT WILL BE PROVIDED WITH PAVING, CONCRETE PLANTERS, BENCHES, CHESS TABLES, WOODEN ARBOURS AND SURFACE WATER CHANNELS.

A STORE ROOM WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH WILL START IN OCTOBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JUNE NEXT YEAR.

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TENDERS SOUGHT FOR CONTROLLED TIPPING

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TENDERS ARE BEING INVITED TIPPINT WORK AT SHUEN WAN, TAI

FOR THE CONTINUATION OF CONTROLLED PO.

THE TIP, NEXT TO THE INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, IS ENTERING ITS SEVENTH PHASE, DURING WHICH ONE MILLION TONNES OF REFUSE WILL E DEPOSITED.

THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING A CONTRACTOR TO CONTINUE TIPPING ON THE SITE, AND ALSO TO CONSTRUCT A 95O-MFTRE-LONG SEA WALL.

THE TIP IS BEING FORMED BY THE SANITARY LANDFILL METHOD, UNDER WHICH REFUSE IS SPREAD AND COMPACTED IN LAYERS WHICH ARE COVERED WITH EARTH. ALL WORKING FACES OF THE TIP ARE SEALED OFF AT THE END OF EACH DAY’S WORK SO THAT HEALTH AND FIRE HAZARDS ARE ELIMINATED.

TIPPING AT SHUEN WAN BEGAN IM 1974.

WORK ON THE SEVENTH PHASE IS TO START IN NOVEMBER AND TAKE TWO-AND-A-HALF YEARS TO COMPLETE. AN ADDITIONAL SEVEN HECTARES OF OPEN SPACE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR RECREATIONAL AND AMENITY USE FROM THIS PHASE.

CONTRACTORS SEPTEMBER 26.

SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR TENDERS BY NOON ON

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TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENT MEASURES INTRODUCED X X * X *

A NUMBER OF TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT IMPROVEMENT MEASURES WILL 3E IMPLEMENTED IN SHEUNG SHU I FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 10).

THESE ARE:

* YELLOW BOXES WILL BE PROVIDED ON JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH LUNG SUM AVENUE AND SO KWUN PO ROADj.AND ON PO SHEK WU ROAD AT ITS JUNCTIONS WITH CHOI YUEN GOAD AND HEUNG CHING ROAD.

A FROM 5.50 AM

SU1JDAI, SSPTXIBSR 7, 1986

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_ q cj AM TO 6 PM DAILY, KMB ROUTE 73K WILL Bt REROUTE: -•'-:P^n<Tr poQM( SHEUNG SHUI BUS TERMINUS V,A JOCKEY ^LUB ?6,?, SHA TAU KOK ROAD, PING CHE ROAD, LIN MA HANG nOA$ A’iD MAN KAM TO ROAD. a FARE OF ''ILL BE _HARGED ON

’’HIS CIRCULAR ROUTE.

* -FTER $ PM, THE BUS ROUTE '..'ILL RESUME FORMAL OPERATION ALONG MAN KAM TO ROAD AND THE EXISTING FARE OF 80 u_NT_ PER JOURNEY WILL BE RETAINED.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF Y_’E'r LUN STREET J4 * * * K

YU“T LUN STREET IN SHM-* SHUI PO IT ITS JUNCTION WITH LAI CHI KOK ROAD -'ILL Bp CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOE ABOUT SIX WEEKS FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) FOR ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

MOTORISTS ON WESTBOUND LAI CHI KOK ROAD HEADING FOR YUET LUN STREET ARE ADVISED TO USE PC LUN STREET.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1986

A ROYAL OCCASION AT * * *

GOVERNMENT HOUSE * *

GOVERNMENT HOUSE WILL WELCOME THE RETURN OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WHEN THEY LUNCH AT THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE ON THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR ROYAL VISIT TO HONG KONG.

ON THE LAST ROYAL VISIT IN 1975 THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP STAYED AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE. THIS TIME THEY WILL BE STAYING ON BOARD HER MAJESTY’S YACHT BRITANNIA, BUT THE QUEEN WILL BE ATTENDING TWO FUNCTIONS AT THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE --THE LUNCHEON ON THE FIRST DAY AND A GARDEN PARTY ON THE AFTERNOON OF OCTOBER 22.

PRESENTED TO HER MAJESTY AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVE AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE WILL BE DEPUTY CHIEF SECRETARY AND CHAIRMAN OF THE ROYAL VISIT STEERING COMMITTEE, MR ALAN SCOTT AND DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL AND DIRECTOR ROYAL VISIT, SIR MARK HEATH.

THERE WILL BE 140 GUESTS AT THE LUNCHEON WHICH WILL BE HELD IN THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE BALLROOM. AS THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP ENTER THE BALLROOM A FANFARE WILL BE SOUNDED FOLLOWED BY THE NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYED BY THE BAND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE.

THE SENIOR REPRESENTATIVE OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, SIR SZE-YUEN CHUNG, WILL MAKE A SPEECH AND WILL PRESENT THE QUEEN WITH A SET OF GOLD COINS. TWO OF THESE WERE STRUCK TO COMMEMORATE HER MAJESTY’S VISITS TO HONG KONG AND THE OTHERS FOR EACH YEAR OF THE 12-YEAR CYCLE OF THE CHINESE CALENDAR.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE HAS SEEN MANY ROYAL VISITORS IN ITS 130-YEAR HISTORY. THE FIRST WAS A FORMER DUKE OF EDINBURGH, PRINCE ALFRED, ONE OF QUEEN VICTORIA’S SONS, WHO VISITED HONG KONG IN 1869, THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY TO DO SO.

THE QUEEN’S GRANDFATHER, THEN PRINCE OF WALES, LATER KING GEORGE V, VISITED GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN 1881 AS A MIDSHIPMAN ON BOARD HMS BACCHANTE. ANOTHER PRINCE OF WALES, LATER KING EDWARD VIII, THE QUEEN’S UNCLE, STAYED AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE IN APRIL 1922 ON WHICH OCCASION HE WAS TRANSPORTED FROM THE WATERFRONT TO THE RESIDENCE BY SEDAN CHAIR, THE USUAL MODE OF TRANSPORT IN THOSE DAYS. POLO PONIES FOR THE PRINCE’S USE WERE STABLED IN FRONT OF THE BALLROOM.

MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN AND IMPERIAL RUSSIAN ROYAL FAMILIES HAVE ALSO STAYED AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE AND IN 1881 KING KALAKAUA OF HAWAII WAS A GUEST THERE.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1986

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

HK LEADS THE WAY IN WATCHES, CLOCKS ....................... 1

HONG NIN BANK LIMITED...................................... 2

$197 MILLION FLYOVER, UNDERPASS CONTRACT SIGNED ........... 3

COMMITS ON DRAFT NOISE CONTROL BILL SOUGHT ................ 4

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

JAPAN TRIP TO HIGHLIGHT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SCHEME........... 10

FS COMPLETES FACTORY VISITS ............................... 11

ORGAN DONATIONS BEING SOUGHT .............................. 12

SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR WORKING PEOPLE PLANNED................. 1?

JANTERN CARNIVAL FOR MONG KOK RESIDENTS.................... 14

BOARD TO DISCUSS SCHOOL ALLOCATION SYSTEM ................. 15

COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER VILLAGE LIGHTING..................... 15

ART PROMOTION SCHfME TO BE DISCUSSED ...................... 16

ACCOUNTANCY MANPOWER SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED ............... 17

NEW MINIBUS SERVICE FOR AP LEI CHAU ....................... 17

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHaNGES IN CENTRAL ...................... 18

KOWLOON TONG WATER CUT .................................... 18

WATER STORAGE FIGURE....................................... 18

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1986

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HK LEADS THE WAY IN WATCHES, CLOCKS *****

IN NUMBERS, HONG KONG IS NOW THE LARGEST EXPORTER OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS IN THE WORLD, THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JONES, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE FIFTH HONG KONG WATCH AND CLOCK FAIR, SIR DAVID NOTED THAT IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF 1986 ALONE, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS WAS $5 BILLION, OR 22 PER CENT MORE THAN IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

HE RECALLED THAT 20 YEARS AGO THERE WERE ONLY 25 FACTORIES, BUT NOW THERE WERE 1 500 EMPLOYING OVER 36 000 WORKERS.

+THE MAKING OF WATCHES AND CLOCKS HAS GROWN TO BE BIG BUSINESS FOR HONG KONG,* HE SAID.

HOWEVER, SIR DAVID NOTED THAT THE GROWTH OF THE INDUSTRY HAD NOT BEEN ALL PLAIN SAILING.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS COMPETITION FROM OVERSEAS PRODUCERS « THREAT OF PROTECTIONISM AND RESTRICTION, DEPENDENCE ON OVERSEAS SUPPLY FOR ESSENTIAL PARTS SUCH AS CHIPS, QUARTZ CRYSTALS AND LCD DISPLAYS AND SHORTAGE OF SKILLED LABOUR.

HE ADDED THAT CONSUMERS BECAME MORE SOPHISTICATED AND SELECTIVE, AND LOOKED NOT JUST AT PRICE BUT ALSO AT ORIGINALITY AND QUALITY.

+ OUR MANUFACTURERS ARE-THEREFORE FACING COMPETITION IN TERMS OF PRODUCT SAFETY, PRODUCT RELIABILITY AND ATTRACTIVENESS OF DESIGN.

+THEIR ABILITY TO MEET THESE CHALLENGES IS DEMONSTRATED IN OUR STRONG EXPORT GROWTH,* SIR DAVID SAID.

HE SAID THAT A RECENT ADDITION TO THE GOVERNMENT’S SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRY, THE HONG KONG DESIGN INNOVATION COMPANY, WAS SET UP IN MARCH THIS YEAR TO PROVIDE A DESIGN CONSULTANCY SERVICE TO STIMULATE INTEREST IN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND TO ENCOURAGE PRODUCT DIVERSIFICATION.

+ A TEAM OF PROFESSIONAL DESIGNERS WHO KNOW THE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL SCENE AND OVERSEAS MARKET SITUATIONS, ARE GUIDED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS WITH ENTREPRENEURIAL, TECHNICAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERTISE*, HE EXPLAINED.

+THE COMPANY IS THERE TO SERVE OUR MANUFACTURERS.*

+1 HOPE YOU WILL MAKE THE BEST USE OF ITS SERVICES,* HE ADDED.

/SIR DAVID .......

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1986

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SIR DAVID ALSO CONGRATULATED THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG WATCH TRADES AND INDUSTRIES, THE HONG KONG WATCH MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION AND THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL FOR THEIR EFFORTS IN STAGING THE FAIR.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK LATER TODAY. COPIES OF SIR DAVID’S SPEECH WILL ALSO BE BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

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HONG NIN BANK LIMITED * * *

THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY) THAT, AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, AND PURSUANT TO SECTION 52(1)(C) OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE, HE HAS ASSUMED CONTROL OF AND IS CARRYING ON THE BUSINESS OF THE HONG NIN BANK LIMITED.

THE ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN BECAUSE A COMBINATION OF EVENTS HAS INCREASED PRESSURE ON THS BANK’S LIQUIDITY WHICH WAS ALREADY AT A LOW LEVEL, AND AN IMMEDIATE IMPROVEMENT IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE BANK’S LOAN PORTFOLIO IS CALLED FOR.

THE STANDARD CHARTERED BANK IS PROVIDING MANAGEMENT RESOURCES TO HELP THE COMMISSIONER IN THE CONTROL OF THE BANK.

THE BANK WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN AND TO OPERATE NORMALLY. WHILE THE COMMISSIONER IS IN CONTROL A LINE OF CREDIT FROM THE EXCHANGE FUND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE BANK TO ENABLE IT TO MEET ALL ITS OBLIGATIONS IN FULL ON TIME.

THE DIRECTORS WILL CONTINUE TO HOLD OFFICE, BUT WILL HAVE NO EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY. THIS WILL REST WITH THE COMMISSIONER, WHO WILL MANAGE THE BANK FOR THE BENEFIT OF ITS DEPOSITORS AND OTHER CREDITORS.

ENQUIRIES RELATING TO THIS NOTICE SHOULD BE MADE TO THE COMMISSIONER, TELEPHONE 5-8622671.

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$197 MILLION FLYOVER, UNDERPASS CONTRACT SlGNtD

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THE DREAM OF DRIVING FROM CHAI wAN TO WESTERN ON HONG KONG '?A D WITHOUT ENCOUNTERING A SINGLE TRAFFIC HOLD-UP TOOK A

• JO- STEP TOWARDS REALITY WHEN A $197 MILLION CONTRACT FOk pF HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER-PEDDER STREET UNDERPASS PROJECT waS SIGNED TODAY (MONDAY).

THE CONTRACT IS THE FIRST OF FOUR TO BE AWARDED IN CONNECTION a ITH THE UPGRADED CONNAUGHT ROAD SCHEME, ONE OF THE RECOMMENDAT ION3 PUT FORWARD IN A 1984 STUDY INTO TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS IN MIDLEVELS AND CENTRAL.

THE THREE-YEAR CONTRACT COVERS RECONSTRUCTION OF HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER AND CONSTRUCTION OF AN UNDERPASS AT PEDDER STREET, TOGET E WITH A WALKWAY SYSTEM ALONG AND ACROSS LAMBETH WALK AND MURRAY JAD, PLUS A FOOTBRIDGE ACROSS CONAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AT POTTINGER STREET.

IT HAS BEEN AWARDED TO KIER (HONG KONG) LIMITED, WHOSE MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR C.R.M. LIVINGSTON, SIGNED ON BEHALF OF HIS COMPANY AT TODAY’S CEREMONY. SIGNING FOR THE GOVERNMENT WAS THE DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS, MR HAROLD BEATON.

A HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID CONNAUGHT ROAD, AS ..ELL AS BEING A PRIMARY DISTRIBUTOR, AT PRESENT ALSO ACTED AS A LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR.

TRAFFIC CONDITIONS IN CONNAUGHT ROAD WERE BECOMING INCREASINGLY CONGESTED DUE TO INCREASING TRAFFIC VOLUMES, A LACK OF +THROUGH+ CAPACITY AND CONFLICTING MOVEMENTS OF THROUGH AND TURNING TRAFFIC.

MOREOVER, HE SAID, CURRENT AT-GRADE PEDESTRIAN CROSSING MOVEMENTS ACROSS CONNAUGHT ROAD AGGRAVATED THE PROBLEM.

+EY SEGREGATING THESE CONFLICTING MOVEMENTS, THE UPGRADED CONNAUGHT ROAD WILL PROVIDE A FREE-FLOW THROUGH ROUTE IN Trie. EAST-wEST DIRECTIONS THROUGH CENTRAL AND IMPROVE BOTH VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN CIRCULATION IN THE VICINITY OF THE CONNAUGHT RO.-\j CORRIDOR,* HE SAID.

PREPARATORY WORKS WERE STARTED WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE CONTRACT BEING AWARDED.

THE HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER IS TO EE RECONSTRUCTED TO PROVIDe TWO EASTBOUND AND THREE WESTBOUND LANES, AS WELL AS A GRADE SEPARATED SLIP ROAD FROM HARCOURT ROAD WESTBOUND TO COTTON TREE DR IVE.

THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE NEW FLYOVER WILL BE BUILT IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO THE PRESENT STRUCTURE.

WHEN THIS SOUTHERN HALF IS BUILT, TRAFFIC FROM THE EXISTING FLYOVER WILL BE TRANSFERRED ON TO IT.

THE EXISTING FLYOVER WILL THEN BE DEMOLISHED AND THE REI.»l'\DiR CF THE NEW FLYOVER BUILT.

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COMMENTS ON DRAFT NOISE CONTROL BILL SOUGHT

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HE - NV IRONMENTAL POLLUTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS RECOMMENDED IT THE DRAFT NOISE CONTROL BILL SHOULD BE PUBLISHED FOR PUBLIC

■- fS BEFORE IT IS INTRODUCED INTO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

THE DECISION WAS MADE AT A MEETING TODAY (MONDAY) AFTER THE COMMITTEE CONSIDERED MEMBERS’ COMMENTS ON THE DRAFT BILL AND THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THEM.

MEMBERS CONSIDERED GENERAL POLLUTION CONTROL PROBLEMS AND EXISTING LEGISLATIVE PROVISIONS AND ENDORSED WORK PRIORITIES FOR 1086-87 IN THE POLLUTION CONTROL PROGRAMME COVERING AIR AND WATER POLLUTION, NOISE CONTROL AND WASTE MANAGEMENT.

’."J 'RS ALSO NOTED A PAPER ON THE CURRENT REFUSE DISPOSAL STRATEGY AND PROGRESS MADE TO IMPLEMENT THE PROGRAMME. MORE RELIANCE IS PLACED ON CONTROLLED TIPPING AS THE PRINCIPAL MEANS OF DISPOSAL.

TWO --MOTE SITES IN THE WESTERN AND NORTHERN PARTS OF THE NEW TERRITORIES ARE BEING DEVELOPED AS HIGH CAPACITY TIPS, WITH REFUSE TRANSFER STATIONS TO BE PROVIDED AT SUITABLE LOCATIONS IN THE URBAN AREAS AND NEW TOWNS TO FACILITATE THE TRANSPORTATION OF REFUSE FROM ITS POINT OF ARISING.

THIS MEANS THAT THE KENNEDY TOWN AND LAI CHI KOK INCINERATORS, WHICH GENERATE AIR POLLUTION, CAN EVENTUALLY BE CLOSED DOWN. THE KWAI CHUNG INCINERATOR HOWEVER WILL REMAI • FOR THE TIME BEING SINCE IT POSES LESS ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS.

FORMAL BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION ON THE SUBJECT WAS DEFERRED TO THE NEXT MEETING WHEN MORE COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE.

THE MEETING ALSO ENDORSED THE TERMS OF REFERENCE OF A WORKING GROUP FORMED TO ORGANISE EVENTS TO MARK THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ON JUNE 5, 1987. A NUMBER OF ORGANISATIONS HAVE EXPRESSED INTEREST IN ARRANGING ACTIVITIES FOR THE OCCASION. n

PRICE, VOLUME CHANGES IN JUNE EXTERNAL TRADE

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THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS GREW BY 8 P^R CENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 1986 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YtAR, ACCORDING TO STATIST!CS RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THF VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS, HOWEVER, REMAINED UNCHANGED. HENCeI THERE WAS AN OVERALL INCREASE M 4 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS.

/IMPORTS INCREASED .......

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

PRICES OF IMPORTS ROSE BY 4 PER CENT. AS A RESULT, THE TERMS OF TRADE INDEX (EXPRESSED AS A RATIO OF THE TOTAL EXPORT PRICE INDEX TO THE IMPORT PRICE INDEX) DROPPED BY 3 PER CENT.

COMPARING JUNE 1986 WITH JUNE 1985, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 13 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY. HENCE, TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY 13 PER CENT IN VOLUME. IMPORT VOLUME INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS ROSE BY 1 PER CENT AND 3 P€R CENT RESPECTIVELY WHILE IMPORT PRICES ROSE BY 5 PER CENT.

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

EXTENDING THE PERIOD OF COMPARISON TO THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JUNE 1986 WITH THE 12 MONTHS ENDING JUNE 1985, THE VOLUME OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT WHILE THAT OF RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT, THUS GIVING AN INCREASE OF 3 PER CENT IN THE VOLUME OF TOTAL EXPORTS.

THE VOLUME OF IMPORTS INCREASED BY 5 PER CENT. OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE PRICES OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS DROPPED BY 1 PER CENT WHILE THOSE OF RE-EXPORTS AND IMPORTS BOTH REMAINED UNCHANGED.

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

AS CAN BE SEEN FROM TABLE 1, DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES OF SOME COMMODITY GROUPS FELL IN JUNE 1986 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985. THESE INCLUDED RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (-13 PER CENT); METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-9 PER CENT)’ DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (-7 PER CENT)’ AS WELL AS TEXTILE FABRICS (-2 PER CENT).

INCREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT PRICES WERE, HOWEVER, RECORDED FOR TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (+9 PER CENT); WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+9 PER CENT)* FOOTWEAR (+3 PER CENT);

TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (+2 PER CENT)’ ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (+2 PER CENT) AS WELL AS CLOTHING (+1 PER CENT).

/THE DOMESTIC........

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THE DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME OF MOST COMMODITY GROUPS INCREASED IN JUNE 1986 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, INCLUDING TEXTILE FABRICS (+46 PER CENT) 5 TEXTILE YARN AND THREAD (+36 PER CENT)’’ RADIOS OF ALL KINDS (+28 PER CENT)? METAL MANUFACTURES (+19 PER CENT)5 DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES (+16 PER CENT)’ CLOTHING (+13 PER CENT) ; FOOTWEAR ( + 11 PER CENT) AS WELL AS WATCHES AND CLOCKS (+9 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN DOMESTIC EXPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR METAL ORES AND SCRAP (-36 PER CENT)’ TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR ARTICLES (-14 PER CENT)' ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (-12 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILE MADE-UPS AND RELATED ARTICLES (-6 PER CENT).

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

AS PRESENTED IN TABLE 2, IMPORT PRICES OF SOME END-USE CATEGORIES ROSE IN JUNE 1986 AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, RANGING FROM 3 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 17 PER CENT FOR CAPITAL GOODS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE IMPORT PRICES OF FUELS AND FOODSTUFFS DECREASED BY 40 PER CENT AND 1 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY.

MANY OF THE MAJOR IMPORTED FOODSTUFFS INCREASED IN VOLUME IN JUNE 1986 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985. SIGNIFICANT GROWTH WAS RECORDED IN WHEAT AND FLOUR? LIVE POULTRY? VEGETABLES? TEA AND COFFEE? FRUIT? FISH AND FISH PREPARATIONS? RICE AS WELL AS MEAT AND MEAT PREPARATIONS. HOWEVER, NOTABLE DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE REGISTERED FOR SOYA BEAN OIL, PEANUT OIL AND LARD? SUGAR AS WELL AS ANIMALS OF THE BOVINE SPECIES.

OVER THE SAME PERIOD, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MANY CONSUMER GOODS INCREASED, THE MORE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TOBACCO MANUFACTURES'’ CLOTHING? MISCELLANEOUS MADE-UP ARTICLES OF TEXTILE MATERIALS? WATCHES AS WELL AS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

HOWEVER, DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE MAINLY REGISTERED FOR CAMERAS, FLASHLIGHT APPARATUS AND SUPPLIES FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL AS HOUSEHOLD TYPE ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES.

THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST RAW MATERIALS AND SEMIMANUFACTURES ROSE IN JUNE 1986 COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985. THE MAJOR INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN COTTON YARN AND THREAD? RAW COTTON? MAN-MADE FIBRES? WOVEN COTTON FABRICS? WATCH AND CLOCK MOVEMENTS, CASES AND PARTS? PAPER AND PAPER BOARD? YARN OF WOOL AND MIXTURES! DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS AS WELL AS WOOD, LUMBER AND CORK.

DECREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE MAINLY NOTED FOR BASE METALS, EXCLUDING IRON AND STEEL AS WELL AS CHEMICAL ELEMENTS AND COMPOUNDS.

/IMPORTS OF .......

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IMPORTS OF FUELS INCREASED BY 18 PER CENT IN VOLUME IN JUNE 1986 AS COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985.

IN THE CAPITAL GOODS CATEGORY, THE IMPORT VOLUME OF MOST COMMODITIES DECREASED IN JUNE 1986 WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, THE SUBSTANTIAL ONES BEING TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT? OFFICE MACHINES? CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY AS WELL AS OTHER INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY. INCREASES IN IMPORT VOLUME WERE RECORDED FOR TEXTILE MACHINERY AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY.

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

AS DEPICTED IN TABLE 3, THE RE-EXPORT VOLUME OF MOST END-USE CATEGORIES INCREASED IN JUNE 1986 WHEN COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, RANGING FROM 14 PER CENT FOR RAW MATERIALS AND SEMI-MANUFACTURES TO 217 PER CENT FOR FUELS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE VOLUME OF RE-EXPORTS OF CAPITAL GOODS DECREASED BY 27 PER CENT.

FURTHER DETAILS ARE CONTAINED IN THE JUNE 1986 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE INDEX NUMBERS* AVAILABLE AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE ON SEPTEMBER 10 AT HK&2.5O PER COPY.

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

/Table 1.........

1 Table I: Commodity group X 1 MONDAY, SEPTD1BER 8, 1986

- 8 - Increases in domestic exports Comparing Jan-Jun 1986 by commodity group Comparing June 1986

Value % with Jan-Jun 1985 Value % with June 1985 j Unit Value Volume

Unit Value % Volume %

% % 1

Clothing 10 -1 12 14 1 13

Textile fabrics Textile yarn and 28 -4 33 43 -2 46 ;

thread Textile made-ups and related 20 -2 23 36 * 36

articles Radios of all 8 * 8 -4 2 -6

kinds Electronic -2 -11 9 12 -13 28

components -1 5 -6 -10 2 rl2

Footwear 14 1 12 14 3 11

Metal manufactures Metal ores and 7 • * 7 19 * 19

scrap -36 -6 -33 -41 -9 -36

Watches and clocks Travel goods, handbags and 25 4 21 18 9 9

similar articles Domestic electrical -9 7 -14 -6 9 -14 i

appliances -15 -8 -7 8 -7 16

ALL COMMODITIES 8 Note: * Insignificant, * i.e. less 8 than 0.5% 15 /Table 2: , 1 13 !

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Table 2 •’ Increases in imports by end-use category

Comparing Jan-Jun with Jan-Jun 1986 1985 Comparing with June June 1986 1985

End-use category Value % Unit Value Volume % % Value % Unit Value % Volume %

Foodstuffs 14 -2 17 15 -1 16

Consumer goods 16 9 6 35 11 21

Raw materials and semi-manufactures 13 1 12 21 3 18

Fuels -11 -25 19 -30 -40 18

Capital goods -7 14 -19 -14 17 -27

ALL COMMODITIES 9 4 5 16 5 10

Table 3: Increases in re-exports by end-use category

Comparing Jan-with Jan- Jun 1986 Jun 1985 Comparing with June June 1986 1985

End use category Vai ue % Unit Value % Volume % Value % Unit Value % Volume %

Foodstuffs 34 1 33 41 1 40

Consumer goods 7 3 3 33 4 27

Raw materials and semi-manufactures 4 -4 8 12 -2 14

Fue 1 s 79 -27 143 101 -37 217

Capital goods -27 9 -33 -19 11 -27

ALL COMMODITIES 1 1 * 15 3 12

Note: * insignificant. i.e. 1ess 0 than 0.5% /10 ...

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lAPAN'TRIP TO HIGHLIGHT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SCHEME * * * * *

INDUSTRIAL WORKERS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO JAPAN AND TO REPRESENT HONG KONG TO EXCHANGE VIEWS AND EXPERIENCE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MATTERS UNDER AN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AMBASSADOR AWARD SCHEME.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (MONDAY) BY ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR YIU YAN-NANG. ALSO PRESENT

MEMBER OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION (CISAP), MR ROBERT LAI, AND ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MR NG MING-LAM.

Mf- YIU SAID THE SCHEME, ORGANISED BY THE CISAP, IS ONE OF THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WEEK TO BE HELD IN MARCH NEXT YEAR.

IT IS AIMED AT MARKING THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMITTEE AND ENHANCING THE CO-OPERATION OF EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES AND THE GOVERNMENT IN THE PROMOTION OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

NOTING THAT INDUSTRIAL SAFETY HAD BEEN A MATTER OF PUBLIC CONCERN, MR YIU SAID THERE WAS A TOTAL OF *0 793 INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS WITH 70 FATALITIES LAST YEAR. AS FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, THERE WERE 18 953 INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS WITH AO DEATHS.

+THE HEAVY TOLL SHOULD NOT PASS UNHEEDED,+ MR YIU SAID. +CONCERTED EFFORTS BY ALL PARTIES CONCERNED ARE THEREFORE ESSENTIAL TO PREVENT FURTHER ACC I DENTS.+

MR YIU SAID A SERIES OF IMAGINATIVE AND ENTERTAINING PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES WOULD BE ORGANISED THROUGHOUT THE WEEK TO ACHIEVE THE GREATEST POSSIBLE PUBLICITY IMPACT AND TO RELAY THE MESSAGE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TO THE PUBLIC.

MR LAI WHO IS CHAIRMAN OF THE AWARD SCHEME TASK FORCE, SAID THE SCHEME IS OPEN TO ALL INDUSTRIAL WORKERS AGED 18 AND ABOVE.

+HOWEVER, PARTICIPANTS MUST BE NOMINATED BY EITHER THEIR EMPLOYERS OR THEIR RELATED WORKERS’ OR TRADE UNIONS,+ HE SAID.

+SELECTION SHALL BE BASED ON THE KNOWLEDGE IN INDUSTRIAL SAFETY OF THE NOMINEE, HIS ADHERENCE TO HIS SAFETY KNOWLEDGE, AND HIS CONTRIBUTION TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY DURING HIS EMPLOYMENT OR CAREER.

+ALL FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE, COMPRISING REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CISAP, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND RTHK, DURING THE FINAL SELECTION EXERCISE TO DECIDE ON AWARD WINNERS.*

/HR LAI .......

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MR LAI ADDED THAT THERE WOULD BE THREE GRAND PRIZES OF $3 OOO EACH AND THE FIRST THREE WINNERS WOULD BE AWARDED A FREE TRIP TO VISIT FACTORIES IN JAPAN TO EXCHANGE VIEWS AND EXPERIENCE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

NOMINATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT VARIOUS LABOUR UNIONS, EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS, THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, RTHK, THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AND ALL DISTRICT OFFICES.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY IS NOVEMBER 30 AND RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 6 NEXT YEAR.

ALSO FORMING PART OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY CAMPAIGN PUBLICITY PROGRAMME IS A 26-EPISODE RADIO PROGRAMME, MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK PRODUCED JOINTLY BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND RTHK.

GIVING DETAILS, THE ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MR NG MING-LAM, SAID THIS YEAR THE PROGRAMME WOULD POCUS ON SAFETY REGULATIONS AND PRACTICES IN SIX MAJOR INDUSTRIES, NAMELY CONSTRUCTION, PLASTICS, ELECTRONICS, METALWARE, TEXTILES, AND SHIPBUILDING AND SHIPREPAIRING.

+IT IS HOPED THAT THROUGH DIFFERENT FORMATS, SUCH AS DRAMAS, FACTORY OR SITE VISITS BY SINGERS, FEATURES AND HOME QUIZ, WE CAN BRING HOME THE MESSAGE OF SAFETY AT WORK AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH TO THE AUDIENCE MORE EFFECTIVELY,+ HE SAID.

THE HALF-HOUR PROGRAMME WILL BE AIRED ON RTHK-1 EVERY MONDAY AT 6.30 PM, STARTING SEPTEMBER 15. THIS WILL LEAD UP TO A GRAND FINALE IN THE FORM OF A VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD AT QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM ON THE LAST DAY OF THE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY WEEK -MARCH 20, 1987.

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THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, TODAY (MONDAY) VISITED A PRINTING FACTORY IN QUARRY BAY WHICH PRINTS LEADING PUBLICATIONS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE UNITED STATES, EUROPE AND OTHER REGIONS.

THE VISIT TO THE JAPANESE TOPPAN PRINTING CO. (HK) LTD WAS HIS LAST IN A PROGRAMME OF FAMILIARISATION VISITS TO FACTORIES, EACH REPRESENTING A MAJOR SECTOR OF INDUSTRY.

/MR JACOBS .......

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MR JACOBS WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR STEUART WEBB-JOHNSON.

THE PARTY WAS TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE FACTORY BY THE COMPANY’S MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR T. MATSUI.

DURING THE TOUR, MR JACOBS WAS MOST IMPRESSED WITH THE MODERN AND FULLY AUTOMATIC MACHINERY INCLUDING COMPUTERISED OFFSET PRINTING MACHINES BEING INSTALLED IN THE PRODUCTION LINE.

HONG KONG’S PRINTING INDUSTRY HAS ACHIEVED REMARKABLE GROWTH IN THE PAST TWO DECADES. IN TERMS OF EXPORT VALUE, IT HAS GROWN BY 40-F0LD. IT IS NOW THE SECOND LARGEST EXPORTER OF QUALITY PRINTING WORK IN ASIA AFTER JAPAN.

WITH INCREASING USE OF AUTOMATIC AND COMPUTERISED MACHINES AND ADVANCED TENCHOLOGY, THE INDUSTRY IS OPTIMISTIC THAT IT WILL REMAIN PROSPEROUS IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.

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ORGAN DONATIONS BEING SOUGHT

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THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS LAUNCHED A MINI-CAMPAI GN TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO DONATE THEIR ORGANS AFTER DEATH.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT SAID TODAY (MONDAY) THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE CAMPAIGN IS TO APPEAL FOR KIDNEY AND CORNEA DONATIONS FOR TRANSPLANT PURPOSES.

MANY PATIENTS HAVE BENEFITTED AS A RESULT OF BLOOD DONATIONS BY CIVIC-MINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. BUT THERE ARE OTHER PATIENTS WHO NEED THE HELP OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTS TO SAVE THEIR LIVES, HE SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT NOT ALL ORGANS ARE SUITABLE FOR TRANSPLANT PURPOSES. EXPERIENCE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD SHOWED THAT THE TWO MOST WIDELY PRACTISED ARE KIDNEY AND CORNEA TRANSPLANTS.

+ALTHOUGH ORGANS ARE NO LONGER OF USE TO THEIR OWNERS UPON DEATH, IT WOULD MEAN NEW LIFE TO OTHERS IF THEY ARE GENEROUS ENOUGH TO DONATE THEM,+ HE SAID.

THE DEPARTMENT HAS PRODUCED A PINK KIDNEY DONATION CARD AND A BLUE EYE DONATION CARD.

THE DONATION PROCEDURES HAVE ALSO BEEN SIMPLIFIED. WOULD-BE-DONORS SIMPLY HAVE TO SIGN THE DONATION CARD AND KEEP IT AT ALL TIMES. IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR THEM TO LEAVE THEIR ADDRESS WITH A CENTRAL REGISTRY.

/HOWEVER, POTENTIAL ........

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HOWEVER, POTENTIAL DONORS ARE REMINDED THEY SHOULD INFORM THEIR RELATIVES ABOUT THEIR INTENTION TO DONATE SO AS TO FACILITATE FUTURE ACTION.

IN THE ABSENCE OF A SIGNED DONATION CARD, A DONATION WOULD BE CARRIED OUT ONLY WITH THE CONSENT OF THE NEXT OF KIN.

FROM TODAY, KIDNEY AND EYE DONATION CARDS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES, THE EIGHT NEW IDENTITY CARD ISSUING OFFICES OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, THE WAN CHAI AUDIO-VISUAL CENTRE AT CENTRE POINT, THE SHA TIN HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE AND THE YUNG FUNG SHEE HEALTH EDUCATION CENTRE OF THE CENTRAL HEALTH EDUCATION l!”IT, AND THE PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT OF THE MEDICAL AND HEAL ’ DEPARTMENT AT SUNNING PLAZA IN CAUSEWAY BAY.

DONATION CARDS WILL ALSO BE ISSUED TO PEOPLE AT THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WHEN THEY APPLY FOR DRIVERS’ LICENCES.

POSTr'RS AND PAMPHLETS ON THE DONATION CAMPAIGN ARE BEING DISPLAYED l; PUBLIC PLACES, HOSPITALS, CLINICS AND DISTRICT OFFICES.

RADIO AND TELEVISION ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE ALSO BEING BROADCAST AS PART OF THE PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN.

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SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR WORKING PEOPLE PLANNED * * * * *

A LARGE-SCALE SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR WORKING PEOPLE IN THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT WILL BE LAUNCHED NEXT MONTH.

THE YAU MA TEI SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR PEOPLE IN EMPLOYMENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE, THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL TO PROVIDE FUN AND RECREATION FOR WORKERS.

+WE ALSO HOPE TO PROMOTE, THROUGH GAMES AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES, BETTER RELATIONSHIP AND CO-OPERATION AMONG WORKING PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT PROFESSIONS IN THE DISTRICT,* SAID MR CHIU YU-HEI, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FESTIVAL’S ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANISED DURING THE FESTIVAL FROM OCTOBER 12 TO 28, HE SAID.

THEY INCLUDE A TELEMATCH, SEA AND LAND EXCURSION, FUN DAY AT WONG NE I CHONG RESERVOIR PARK, DISCO NIGHT, OVERNIGHT CAMP, BOWLING AND TENNIS AND MINI-SOCCER COMPETITIONS.

/OTHER THAN........

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nTHFR THAN SHARING FUN IN THE ACTIVITIES, PARTICIPANTS CAN ALSO GAIN EXPERT ADVICE FROM INSTRUCTORS IN SOME OF THE EVENTS, NR CHIU SAID.

♦TWELVE COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS IN THE DISTRH^E ALRtHdY GIVEN THEIR SUPPORT BY ENROLLING IN THE TELEMATCH, THE FlftiT tVENi CF THE FESTIVAL,+ MR CHIU SAID.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR OTHER EVENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AT 490 NATHAN ROAD ITS TSIM SHA TSUI ^-OFFICE

ENROLMENT WILL BE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BAS I .

FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-323791 OR 3-7235789.

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LANTERN CARNIVAL FOR MONG KOK RESIDENTS

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MONG KOK RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO A COLOURFUL LANTERN CARNIVAL TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ON THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 19 IN ANCHOR STREET PLAYGROUND.

PROGRAMMES INCLUDE A VARIETY SHOW AND A LION DANCE, TO BE PRESENTED BY THE MONG KOK CHILDREN’S CHOIR, SINGERS, ARTISTES, ACROBATS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS.

THERE WILL BE GAMESTALLS ON LANTERN RIDDLES, PALMISTRY, FORTUNE-TELLING AND CHINESE CHESS.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO WIN PRIZES FOR THE VARIOUS GAMES AND IN A LUCKY DRAW.

THE LANTERN FESTIVAL IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL, MONG KOK KAIFONG ASSOCIATION, MONG KOK DISTRICT CULTURE RECREATIONAL SPORTS ASSOCIATION, AND THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CLANSMEN AND COUNTRYMEN ASSOCIATION.

+THE ANNUAL EVENT IS ORGANISED NOT MERELY FOR THE CHINESE TRADITION OF APPRECIATING THE MID-AUTUMN MOON BUT ALSO TO ALLOW RESIDENTS TO SHARE THE JOY AND FUN OF THIS FESTIVAL,+ A SPOKESMAN FOR THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE SAID.

FREE TICKETS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE AND TAI KOK TSUI BRANCH OFFICE.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS SCHOOL ALLOCATION SYSTEM * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS NEW MEASURES FOR ALLOCATING SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES WHICH HAD BEEN PROPOSED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE PROPOSALS INCLUDE THE DRAWING UP OF A NEW ALLOCATION SCHEME, RESTORATION OF THE DIRECT AND RELATED SCHOOL SYSTEM AND ALLOCATION OF PLACES AT THE DISCRETION OF THE SCHOOL AUTHORITY.

MEMBERS WILL EXAMINE HOW THESE MEASURES ARE LIKELY TO AFFECT STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND AT THE SAME TIME, SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT.

VIFWS WILL ALSO BE SOUGHT ON THE EXTENSION OF THE TENURE OF PAK KOi Tr 'PORARY -HOUSING AREA, AND A PROPOSAL TO USE THE ADJACENT SITE TO THE THA FOR EXTENSION PURPOSE.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE THE PROBLEM OF WATER SEEPAGE AT SHAN KING ESTATE, AND THE ALLOCATION OF 3115 000 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTPATH IN TIN SUM VILLAGE IN HUNG SHUI KIU.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROO^ OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING,’ 1 TUEN HI ROAD.

COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER VILLAGE LIGHTING *****

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED VILLAGE LIGHTING PROGRAMME FOR 1987-88.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VILLAGE LIGHTINGS TO BE INSTALLED FOR THE YEAR IS 150.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS AND SUGGEST WAYS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF EFFLUENT DISCHARGE FROM A RATTAN FACTORY AT KWU TUNG, SHEUNG SHUI.

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OTHER ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE THE RECONSTRUCTION OF A VAN TRACK BETWEEN TSUNG HIM TONG AND MA WAT IN FANLING, A VILLAGE SQUARE IN SHA TAU KOK MARKET AND A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AT KWU TUNG IN SHEUNG SHU I.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING.

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ART PROMOTION SCHEME TO BE DISCUSSED *****

THE CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS AT A MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) THE PROGRESS OF A SCHEME TO PROMOTE ART IN THE DISTRICT.

THE ART NURTURE SCHEME FOCUSES ON PROMOTING AN INTEREST IN FOUR DIFFERENT ART DISCIPLINES SUPPORTING THE OBJECTIVE OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S THEME - +BUILDING THE YOUNGER GENERATION*.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER THE PROPOSED PROGRAMME FOR THE COMING MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

APPLICATIONS FOR ALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR ACTIVITIES BY LOCAL BODIES WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED.

THE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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ACCOUNTANCY MANPOWER SURVEY TO BE CONDUCTED *****

THE ACCOUNTANCY TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL WILL CONDUCT A SURVEY TO ASCERTAIN THE MANPOWER AND TRAINING NEEDS IN THE FIELD.

WITH ASSISTANCE FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, THE SURVEY WOULD BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 16 AND 29.

QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXPLANATORY NOTES WERE SENT TWO WEEKS AGO TO ABOUT 1 200 SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS. DURING THE SURVEY PERIOD, CE‘ AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT OFFICERS WOULD BE VISITING :SE ESTABLISHMENTS TO ASSIST IN COMPLETING THE QUESTIONN?IRES.

EMPLOYERS ARE REMINDED TO COOPERATE AS FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY WOULD ENABLE THE COUNCIL TO FORMULATE TRAINING PLANS AND RECOMMEND TRAINING POLICIES FOR CONSIDERATION BY EMPLOYERS AND THE GOVERNMENT.

INFORMATION COLLECTED IN THE SURVEY WOULD BE HANDLED IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE AND WOULD BE PUBLISHED ONLY IN THE FORM OF STATISTICAL SUMMARIES WITHOUT REFERENCE TO INDIVIDUAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

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NEW MINIBUS SERVICE FOR AP LEI CHAU *****

A NEW GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE, NO 36, RUNNING BETWEEN AP LEI CHAU (PING LAN STREET) AND WAN CHAI (HARBOUR ROAD) WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 10), THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

THE ROUTE WILL OPERATE FROM 6.30 AM TO 10 PM IN AP LEI CHAU AND BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10.30 PM IN WAN CHAI AT 10 TO 15-MINUTE INTERVALS. THE FULL FARE IS S3.5 WITH SECTION FARES RANGING FROM $1 TO $3.

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TEMPORARY TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CENTRAL * * * *

TO FACILITATE RECONSTRUCT I ON OF STAUNTON STREET, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CENTRAL FROM 10 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 10) FOR ABOUT FIVE WEEKS:

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THE SECTION OF SHELLEY STREET BETWEEN STAUNTON STREET AND ELGIN STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND AND THE METERED PARKING SPACES ON THIS ROAD SECTION WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN LEFT FROM STAUNTON STREET INTO THIS SECTION OF SHELLEY STREET, AND TO TURN EITHER LEFT OR RIGHT FROM SHELLEY STREET INTO .ELGIN STREET.

THE SECTION OF ELGIN STREET BETWEEN SHELLEY STREET AND PEEL STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND. VEHICLES CAN NOW TURN EITHER LEFT OR RIGHT FROM ELGIN STREET INTO PEEL STREET.

THE SECTION OF PEEL STREET BETWEEN ELGIN STREET AND STAUNTON STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND, AND VEHICLES CAN TURN LEFT FROM THIS SECTION OF PEEL STREET INTO STAUNTON STREET.

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KOWLOO^I TONG WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN KOWLOON TONG WILL BE TURNED OFF BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY WATERLOO ROAD, LUNG CHEUNG ROAD, BROADCAST DRIVE AND JUNCTION ROAD, INCLUDING MARCONI ROAD AND FESSENDEN ROAD.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 71.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 418.621 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 449.136 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 76.6 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

BRITAIN LOSING OUT IN HK MANUFACTURING....................... 1

HK JOINS IN EXPO’S SONG OF PEACE............................. 2

MEET THE MEDIA .............................................. 3

HO LEAVES FOR GATT TALKS .................................... J

EPD CHIEF CALLS FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS.................. 4

GOOD LABOUR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ESSENTIAL................... 4

PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVING TRAIL’S ACCESS ROADS ................. 5

UNDERPASS PROPOSED FOR ROUTE FIVE ROAD WORKS ................ 6

SEWAGE PROBLEM DISCUSSION ON AGENDA ......................... 6

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAMME ............. 7

RECREATION AREA TO BE BUILT AT BUTTERFLY BEACH............... 8

CIVIC SCHEME FOR YOUTHS ORGANISED............................ 9

FREE FESTIVAL FUN FOR KWUN TONG ............................. 10

TRAFFIC RE-ROUTED IN YAU MA TEI ............................. 11

RESTRICTED ZONE IN CLEVERLY STREET .......................... 11

NORTH DISTRICT WATER CUT .................................... 12

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1986

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BRITAIN LOSING OUT IN HK MANUFACTURING

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THE BRITISH HAVE SADLY IGNORED OPPORTUNITIES IN MANUFACTURING I ’ ■ HONG KONG WHICH OTHERS, SUCH AS THE AMERICANS AND JAPANESE, HAVE SUCCESSFULLY EXPLOITED.

THIS WAS SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) IN A SEMINAR HELD IN LONDON FOR POTENTIAL INVESTORS, BY THE DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY, MR K.Y. YEUNG.

MORE THAN 50 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS ATTENDED THE SEMINAR ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE LONDON OFFICE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK.

MR YEUNG SAID THAT BRITISH EXPORTS TO HONG KONG HAD BEEN DOING VERY WELL AND OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS UK EXPORTS OF MANUFACTURES TO THE TERRITORY HAVE GROWN BY 106 PER CENT.

IN 1984 HONG KONG BECAME THE LARGEST MARKET FOR BRITAIN’S EXPORTS OF MANUFACTURES TO ASIA, BUT THE BRITISH PRESENCE HAS BEEN LARGELY DOMINATED BY TRADE CONSIDERATIONS, HE SAID.

+IF BRITISH EXPORTS TO HONG KONG HAVE BEEN DOING WELL, IT IS A MATTER FOR REGRET THAT THE SAME CANNOT BE SAID OF BRITISH INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES. AS FAR AS MY DEPARTMENT CAN ASCERTAIN ON THE BASIS OF A SURVEY OF OVERSEAS INVESTMENT IN 1984, THERE WERE IN THAT YEAR ONLY 53 FACTORIES WITH AN AGGREGATE INVESTMENT VALUE OF A LITTLE OVER 70 MILLION POUND STERLING, WHICH GAVE BRITAIN A SEVEN PER CENT SHARE OF THE VALUE OF TOTAL OVERSEAS INVESTMENT, A RATHER DISTANT THIRD PLACE AFTER JAPAN, 21 PER CENT, ANQ THE UNITED STATES, 53 PER CENT. BRITAIN’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES MAY HAVE MISSED MANY OPPORTUNITIES IN HONG KONG.+

MR YEUNG DETAILED THE ATTRACTIONS THAT THE TERRITORY OFFERED AS A PLACE FOR INVESTMENT IN MANUFACTURING. +WE ARE NOT SEEKING TO DIVEST BRITAIN OF CAPITAL OR JOBS, FOR CAPITAL IS READILY AVAILABLE IN HONG KONG AND UNEMPLOYMENT HAS NEVER BEEN A SERIOUS PROBLEM. WE ARE ESSENTIALLY INTERESTED IN BENEFITING FROM YOUR MORE MATURE INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE AND YOUR TECHNOLOGY, IN EXCHANGE FOR PROFITABLE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION,+ HE SAID.

ALSO SPEAKING AT THE SEMINAR WAS MR KENNETH FANG, OF FANG BROTHERS KNITTING CO. LTD. HE REVIEWED HONG KONG AS A BUSINESS BASE IN ASIA AND A GATEWAY TO CHINA.

MUCH CHANGE WAS TAKING PLACE IN CHINA, HE SAID, +BUT IT IS LIKELY TO TAKE DECADES RATHER THAN YEARS FOR CHINA TO REACH A STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT WHERE IT MIGHT DISPENSE WITH HONG KONG AS ITS DOOR ON THE OUTSIDE WORLD.

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+GIVEN HONG KONG’S EXISTING ADVANTAGES AND ITS GROWING FUTURE ROLE AS THE MAJOR ENGINE OF GROWTH IN SOUTH CHINA, IT SEEMS MORE THAN PROBABLE THAT HONG KONG WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY TO BE WHAT IT HAS BECOME IN THE 198O’S, THAT IS TO SAY, CHINA’S INTERNATIONAL CITY.+

THE EXPERIENCE OF MANY OVERSEAS INVESTORS IN CHINA SUGGESTS THAT IT WOULD BE WISE TO SET UP A PRESENCE IN HONG KONG IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, SAID MR FANG, TO ALLOW AN ASSESSMENT OF BUSINESS PROSPECTS AND TO DEVELOP LINKS WITH LOCAL FIRMS OR INDIVIDUALS WHO KNOW CHINA.

POINTING TO THE ADVANTAGES OF HONG KONG AS A BUSINESS CENTRE, MR FANG GAVE AS A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE THE FACT THAT HE COULD RECEIVE AN ORDER FOR, SAY, SWEATERS, AND TAKE ONLY 45 DAYS FROM RECEIVING THE ORDER TO DELIVERING THE FINISHED GOODS. PRODUCTION IN OTHER COUNTRIES COULD TAKE DOUBLE THAT TIME +IF I AM LUCKY+.

HONG KONG IS REALLY A UNIQUE PLACE, HE SAID. +l BELIEVE THERE ARE LOTS OF PROFITABLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR BRITISH BUSINESS TO GROW BOTH BY BEING PART OF HONG KONG’S DYNAMIC ECONOMY AND BY SHARING IN THE PROCESS OF CHINA’S MODERN I SAT I ON.+

A SIMILAR SEMINAR TO PROMOTE INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG’S MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY WILL BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FINNISH FOREIGN TRADE ASSOCIATION ON SEPTEMBER 11 IN HELSINKI, FINLAND, AND ALREADY OVER 30 ACCEPTANCES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

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HK JOINS IN EXPO’S SONG OF PEACE

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HONG KONG’S MESSAGE OF PEACE WILL BE HEARD IN A SONG BY SOME 70 REPRESENTATIVES OF VARIOUS PAVILIONS AT EXPO ’86 IN VANCOUVER, CANADA.

A VIDEO ENTITLED +PEACE ON EARTH+ WAS RECENTLY PRODUCED AND MONEY RAISED FROM ITS SALES WILL BE TURNED OVER TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

ONE OF THE HOSTS OF THE HONG KONG PAVILION, MR TOMMY CHEUNG, JOINED THE SINGERS IN RECORDING THE CASSETTE TAPE WHICH LASTS FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AND WAS SHOT ON LOCATION IN EXPO’S FAIR GROUND AT THE END OF AUGUST.

ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 8), THE SINGERS SANG IT FOR THE FIRST t|mp ,\T THE PLAZA OF NATIONS IN EXPO. THEY WERE JOINED BY '.'ELL-KNOWN AMERICAN FOLK SINGER JOHN DENVER.

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A DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE STUDENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, MR CHEUNG, 18, IS A KEEN SINGER AND ENJOYS ENTERTAINING HONG KONG PAVILION STAFF WITH HIS RENDITIONS DURING STAFF GATHERINGS.

IN ONE OF THE SEQUENCES IN THE VIDEO, MR CHEUNG IS FEATURED IN THE HONG KONG PAVILION STAFF UNIFORM, PUTTING UP HIS RIGHT HAND AND CHANTING THE SONG TITLE IN CANTONESE.

COUNTRIES FROM EVERY CONTINENT TAKING PART IN EXPO SENT REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE RECORDING OF THE SONG. THEY WERE EITHER WEARING NATIONAL COSTUMES OR PAVILION UNIFORMS.

ACCEPTING +PEACE ON EARTH+ ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED NATIONS THE COMMISSIONER GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS PAVILION, MR JIM CARNEY SAID, +WORLD EXPOSITIONS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN JUST TECHNOLOGY THEY SHOULD REFLECT THE WISHES AND DREAMS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

+1 BELIEVE THIS PROJECT CAPTURES THE TRUE SPIRIT OF THE 1986 WORLD EXPOSITION.*

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MEET THE MEDIA * * * *

THE NEW SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS, MR GRAHAM BARNES, WILL MEET THE MEDIA ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 11) AT 4 PM IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FlfTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS 1

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

HO LEAVES FOR GATT TALKS

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THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, LEFT HONG KONG TODAY (TUESDAY) EN ROUTE TO PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY, WHERE TALKS ARE TO BE HELD ON THE FUTURE OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE (GATT).

DURING HIS ABSENCE, THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, S.A. WEBB-JOHNSON, WILL ACT AS SECRETARY.

THE URUGUAY TALKS WILL RUN FROM SEPTEMBER 15 TO 19.

MR HO WILL TRAVEL TO PUNTA DEL ESTE VIA LONDON.

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EPD CHIEF CALLS FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS

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THE DIRECTOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, DR STUART REED, TODAY (TUESDAY) URGED TOXICOLOGISTS, EPIDEMIOLOGISTS AND MEDICS TO DEVELOP IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGERS.

DR REED WAS SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION AND TOXICOLOGY WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE.

IN HIS KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND TOXICOLOGY, DR REED IDENTIFIED THE DIFFICULTY OF ANSWERING THE QUESTION + HOW MUCH POLLUTION IS TOO MUCH POLLUTION+ AS BEING PERHAPS THE MAJOR PROBLEM THAT HAS FACED PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD WHO WISHED TO SET UP SCHEMES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.

♦QUITE SMALL DIFFERENCES IN THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION CAN LEAD TO SUBSTANTIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR BOTH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR INVESTMENT AND COSTS,+ HE SAID.

HE ENCOURAGED THE PARTICIPANTS TO REDOUBLE THEIR EFFECTS, EACH IN THEIR OWN FIELD OF WORK, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE THE OBJECTIVE INFORMATION NEEDED ON +HOW MUCH POLLUTION IS TOO MUCH POLLUATION+ FOR USE IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SCHEMES SUCH AS THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN HONG KONG.

THE THREE-DAY INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM WILL END ON THURSDAY.

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GOOD LABOUR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ESSENTIAL

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GOOD LABOUR RELATIONS AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN WORKERS AND MANAGEMENT ARE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO THE SUCCESS OF ANY BUSINESS ORGANISATION.

THIS WAS SAID TODAY (TUESDAY) BY A MEMBER OF THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD, DR LUI MING-WAH, AT THE OPENING OF A SYMPOSIUM ON LABOUR RELATIONS ORGANISED BY THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT FOR THE

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY.

HE SAID AT THE END INDUSTRY COMPRISED SOME

OF MARCH THIS YEAR THE ELECTRONICS

1 1OQ FACTORIES EMPLOYING 76 OOO WORKERS.

IT WAS ALSO ONE OF

IT WAS ALSO ONE OF THE LARGEST INDUSTRIES IN HONG KONG -SECOND ONLY TO THE TEXTILES AND CLOTHING - WITH ITS +VALUE ADDEU+ INCREASED FROM $5 BILLION IN 1981 TO $8 BILLION IN 1984.

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+BASED ON THESE STATISTICS, IT CAN EASILY BE SEEN THAT THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY IS PROVIDING HONG KONG WITH A LARGE POOL OF WEALTH AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES,* DR LUI SAID.

+TO ENABLE IT TO FURTHER DEVELOP ITS HIGH TECHNOLOGY AND TO ATTRACT MORE FOREIGN INVESTMENTS, GOOD LABOUR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS ARE HIGHLY ESSENTIAL,* HE ADDED.

DR LUI SAID HE HOPED THAT PARTICIPANTS WOULD BENEFIT FROM THE SYMPOSIUM WHICH WAS AIMED AT PROVIDING A FORUM FOR THOSE IN THE FIELD TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON ENLIGHTENED MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND TO DISCUSS WAYS ON IMPROVING LABOUR RELATIONS.

OTHER GUEST SPEAKERS AT THE SYMPOSIUM INCLUDED SENIOR CONSULTANT OF HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL, MR ANDY NG; VICE-CHAIRMAN OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES’ GENERAL UNION, MISS LI FUNG-YING; GROUP PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER OF ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LTD., JrS ESTHER HO; AND PERSONNEL MANAGER OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES LTD., MR PETER CHEUNG.

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PROPOSAL FOR IMPROVING TRAIL’S ACCESS ROADS * * * * *

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) DISCUSS A PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE ACCESS ROADS IN TUEN MUN LEADING TO THE MACLEHOSE IRA IL.

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT WERE RAISED BY SOME BOARD ('■EMBERS WHO ALSO WANT A RAIN SHELTER TO BE BUILT BETWEEN THE TUEN MUN TRAIL AND THE MACLEHOSE TRAIL.

THE MEETING WILL ALSO CONSIDER ALLOCATING $90 000 FROM BOARD FUNDS FOR BUILDING A FOOTPATH IN FU TEI CHUNG TSUEN AS THE OLD FOOTPATH HAS BECOME DILIPAIDATED.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

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UNDERPASS PROPOSED FOR ROUTE FIVE ROAD WORKS

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A 12O-METRE-LONG UNDERPASS BENEATH CHEUNG PEI SHAN ROAD, WHICH CONNECTS SHEK WAI KOK AND YI PE I CHUN ROADS IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE PART OF ROAD WORKS FOR ROUTE FIVE, WHICH WILL EVENTUALLY CONNECT TSUEN WAN AND SHA TIN WHEN COMPLETED IN THREE YEARS.

OTHER WORKS PROPOSED FOR STAGE TWO OF THE SECTION BETWEEN WO Yl HOP AND SHEK WAI KOK INCLUDE ROAD WIDENING, REALIGNMENT CONSTRUCTION OF FOOTBRIDGES, SUBWAYS, DRAINAGE AND LANDSCAPING WORKS.

Yl PEI CHUN ROAD, SAM TUNG UK ROAD AND SECTIONS OF SHEK WAI KOK ROAD AND THE TSUEN KAM INTERCHANGE WILL BE WIDENED FROM 7.3 METRES TO 10.3 METRES TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW.

A SECTION OF CHEUNG PEI SHAN ROAD WILL BE WIDENED AND UPGRADED TO FORM PART OF THE ROUTE FIVE TRUNK ROAD WITH THREE LANES FOR UPHILL TRAFFIC AND TWO FOR DOWNHILL TRAFFIC.

TO ENABLE SMOOTH TRAFFIC FLOW, A SECTION OF LO WAI ROAD WILL BE REALIGNED.

THREE FOOTBRIDGES, ONE ACROSS WAI TSUEN ROAD AND TWO ACROSS CHEUNG PEI SHAN ROAD, WILL BE CONSTRUCTED.

ALSO, TWO SUBWAYS ACROSS WO Yl HOP ROAD WILL BE BUILT.

DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED ROAD WORKS WERE GAZETTED RECENTLY WHILE DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED WORKS FOR STAGE ONE OF THE PROJECT WERE GAZETTED IN MAY.

OBJECTIONS SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY NOVEMBER 4.

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SEWAGE. PROBLEM DISCUSSION ON AGENDA

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE WILL MEET TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE SEWAGE PROBLEM IN THE TO KWA WAN RECLAMATION AREA.

THE ISSUE HAS BEEN RAISED FOR DISCUSSION BY A MEMBER CONCERNED ABOUT THE SANITATION SITUATION OF THE AREA AFFECTED BY CHOKED DRA INAGES.

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AT THE MEETING, MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY ROAD OPENING PROJECTS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TO KWA WAN.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAMME * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE DRAFT 1986-88 PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME -----------

FOR THE DISTRICT AT THEIR

MEETING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON.

FRANCHISED TRANSPORT COMPANIES ARE REQUIRED TO PREPARE ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES FOR THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT, AND FOR COMMENT BY THE LOCAL DISTRICT BOARD.

THEY WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON LATEST POSITION OF THE HILLSIDE ESCALATOR LINK SCHEME, THE PROGRESS REPORT ON THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, AND THE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME AT DES VOEUX ROAD WEST-HILL ROAD-CONNAUGHT ROAD WEST JUNCTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO-COVER THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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RECREATION AREA TO BE BUILT AT BUTTERFLY BEACH *****

TENDERS ARE INVITED BY THE NEW TERR I TOR IES/NORTH WEST DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT FOR WORK TO CONTINUE ON A RECREATION AREA AT BUTTERFLY BEACH, TUEN MUN.

COVERING MORE THAN NINE HECTARES, THE RECREATION AREA IS ADJACENT TO MELODY GARDEN, WU KING AND BUTTERFLY ESTATES, AND SIU SHAN COURT AND SIU HEI COURT, AND WILL SERVE AS A MAJOR OPEN SPACE AND RECREATIONAL FACILITY IN THE SOUTHWESTERN PART OF TUEN MUN.

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL INVOLVE CONSTRUCTION OF THE REMAINING PARTS OF'THE FIRST PHASE, THE CONTRACT FOR WHICH WAS RE-ENTERED BY THE GOVERNMENT EARLY THIS YEAR DUE TO PROBLEMS FACED BY THE CONTRACTOR, AND THE SECOND AND FINAL PHASE OF THE PROJECT.

IT IS EXPECTED TO START IN NOVEMBER.

THE REMAINING WORK IN PHASE I INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE PLAZA AND FOOTWAYS, THE CENTRAL PORTION OF AN EXTENSIVE BEACHSIDE BOARDWALK SYSTEM, A FOOD CENTRE, A REFRESHMENT KIOSK, GARDENS, CHILDREN’S PLAY AND SITTING AREAS, AN OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE AREA, A CAR PARK, A BUS TERMINUS, A SERVICE BUILDING AND TOILETS.

THE FACILITIES IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED AND OPENED TO THE PUBLIC AT THE END OF NEXT YEAR.

THE EASTERN PORTION OF THE BEACHSIDE BOARDWALK SYSTEM, GARDENS, A FISHING PLATFORM, PAVILIONS, CHILDREN’S PLAY AND SITTING AREAS, ROWING BOAT HIRE FACILITIES, MINI SOCCER PITCHES AND BASKETBALL COURTS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED IN THE SECOND PHASE.

A CAMPING AREA WITH BARBECUE AND PICNIC FACILITIES, GAMES AREA AND A TOILET BLOCK WILL ALSO BE INCLUDED.

WORK ON THIS PHASE WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN STAGES FOR COMPLETION BY THE END OF 1988.

ALL FACILITIES IN THE RECREATION AREA WILL BE INTERCONNECTED BY A COMPREHENSIVE FOOTWAY SYSTEM, WITH APPROPIATE LIGHTING, AND SURROUNDED BY AN EXTENSIVE PLANTED AREA.

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CIVIC SCHEME FOR YOUTHS ORGANISED * * * *

A CIVIC IMPLEMENTATION SCHEME AIMED AT PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN YAU MA TEI BY THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

THE EVENT IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES OF THE YAU MA TEI CIVIC EDUCATION FESTIVAL TO BE LAUNCHED IN NOVEMBER.

PARTICIPANTS JOINING THE SCHEME WILL FORM TEAMS TO CARRY OUT PROJECTS ON CIVIC EDUCATION, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE SAID.

SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, URBAN REDEVELOPMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

+IT IS HOPED THAT PARTICIPANTS, THROUGH ACTUAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROJECTS, WILL KNOW MORE ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AND HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+IT WILL ALSO GIVE PARTICIPANTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE THEIR INITIATIVE AND ORGANISATION ABILITIES AS THEY CAN CHOOSE THEIR OWN TOPICS AND DECIDE ON THE FORMAT OF THE PROJECTS,* HE ADDED.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS, ONE FOR THOSE AGED BETWEEN 12 AND 15 AND THE OTHER FOR THOSE AGED 16 TO 30.

TEAMS WISHING TO JOIN THE SCHEME SHOULD LIST OUT DETAILS OF THE PROPOSED PROJECTS ON THEIR APPLICATION FORMS. PROPOSALS WHICH ARE ACCEPTED WILL BE ANNOUNCED EARLY NEXT MONTH AND PARTICIPATING TEAMS WILL BE GIVEN ABOUT A MONTH’S TIME TO PROCEED WITH THE PROJECTS.

A SUBSIDY UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $200 WILL BE GIVEN TO EACH TEAM AS PRODUCTION COST.

ADJUDICATORS OF THE SCHEME ARE LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR AND CHAIRPERSON OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, MRS ROSANNA TAM? PRINCIPAL LECTURER OF THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK OF HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC, MISS DIANA MAK 5 THE CONTROLLER OF EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION, RTHK, MR CHU PUI-HING, AND YAU MA TEI DISTRICT CFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE SCHEME ARE AVAILABLE AT THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 30.

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FREE FESTIVAL FUN FOR KWUN TONG * * * *

FREE CARNIVALS AND VARIETY SHOWS WILL BE STAGED FOR THE PUBLIC IN VARIOUS PARTS OF KWUN TONG BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 17 AND 21 TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED $61 000 FOR VARIOUS GROUPS TO ORGANISE ACTIVITIES IN LEI YUE MUN ROAD ESTATE, SHUN LEE, LAM TIN, TSUI PING, WEST NGAU TAU KOK AND JORDAN VALLEY.

A LANTERN CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD AT TSUI PING ROAD PLAYGROUND ON SEPTEMBER 19, FEATURING ARTISTS FROM THE FRINGE CLUB WHO WILL GIVE MIME, CLOWN AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES.

POPULAR CANTONESE SONGS SUNG BY PANG KIN-SUN AND NG LAI-CHU, AND A MAGIC SHOW, WILL BE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WEST NGAU TAU KOK AREA ON SEPTEMBER 19. THIS VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE LOWER NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE PLAYGROUND NO 8.

A SPECIAL VARIETY SHOW FOR THE ELDERLY WILL BE HELD AT THE JORDAN VALLEY ESTATE PLAYGROUND NO 1 ON SEPTEMBER 21.

THE DATE, TIME AND VENUE OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL

CELEBRATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

DATE TIME 6.30 PM - 11 PM VENUE LEI YUE MUN ROAD ESTATE PLAYGROUND

SEPTEMBER 17

SEPTEMBER 18 8 PM - 10 PM SHUN ON BASKETBALL COURT

SEPTEMBER 19 6.30 PM - 11 PM LAM TIN ESTATE II PLAYGROUND NO 6

SEPTEMBER 19 7.30 PM - 10.30 PM TSUI PING ROAD PLAYGROUND

SEPTEMBER 19 7 PM - 11 PM LOWER NGAU TAU KOK ESTATE PLAYGROUND NO 8

SEPTEMBER 21 7.30 PM - 10.30 PM JORDAN VALLEY ESTATE PLAYGROUND NO 1

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TRAFFIC RE-ROUTED IN YAU MA TEI ******

TRAFFIC ON A NUMBER OF STREETS IN YAU MA TEI WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW BETWEEN FERRY POINT AND TSIM SHA TSUI.

DETAILS ARE:

* SAIGON STREET BETWEEN FERRY STREET AND CANTON ROAD WILL BE CHANGED FROM TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

* THE EASTERN SECTION OF MAN CHEONG STREET BETWEEN F1RRY STREET AND MAN SING STREET WILL BE CHANGED F OM ONE-WAY WESTBOUND TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

* THE EASTERN SECTION OF MAN CHEONG STREET BETWEEN ITS SOUTHERN SECTION AND MAN SING STREET WILL BE CHANGED FROM TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO ONE-WAY EASTBOUND.

* THE SOUTHERN SECTION OF MAN CHEONG STREET BETWEEN ITS EASTERN SECTION AND MAN YING STREET WILL BE CHANGED FROM TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

* MAN YING STREET BETWEEN MAN SING STREET AND MAN CHEONG STREET WILL BE CHANGED FROM ONE-WAY EASTBOUND TRAFFIC TO ONE-WAY WESTBOUND.

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FROM 13’ AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12), THE SECTION OF CLEVERLY STREET BETWEEN CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL AND DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE DESIGNATED A 24-HOUR DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE FOR ABOUT SIX WEEKS.

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

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NORTH DISTRICT WATER CUT * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN NORTH DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 8 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD FROM TSUNG PAK LONG TO LOK MA CHAU, INCLUDING TSUNG PAK LONG TSUEN, YIN KONG TSUEN, KAM TSING TSUEN, HANG TAU TSUEN, KWU TUNG TSUEN, KAI LUN TSUEN, HO SHEUNG HEUNG TSUEN, TUNG FONG TSUEN, LUEN SAN AREA, MA TSO LUNG TSUEN, CHAU TAU TSUEN, PUN UK TSUEN, PAK SHEK AU, TAI TAU LENG TSUEN AND KWU TUNG TIN SUM TSUEN.

IT ILL ALSO AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG FAN KAM ROAD FROM PING KONG TSUEN TOYING PUN TSUEN, INCLUDING PING KONG TSUEN, ON PO TSUEN, TONG KUNG LENG TSUEN, CHEUNG LEK TSUEN, YEE ON NEW VILLAGE, TSIU KENG TSUEN AND YING PUN TSUEN.

ON THE SAME DAY, FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN SAI KUNG WILL BE STOPPED FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR REPAIR WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREAS TAKE IN MA YAU TONG, RENNIE’S MILL, PO LAM ROAD, HAVEN OF HOPE SANATORIUM, CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD BETWEEN HIRAM’S HIGHWAY TO TAI AU MUN INCLUDING ALL VILLAGES ON THIS ROUTE.

ALL PREMISES ALONG HIRAM’S HIGHWAY FROM CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD TO HO CHUNG INCLUDING SHAW’S STUDIO, SILVER STRAND ROAD, SILVER CREST ROAD, SILVER TERRACE ROAD, A KUNG WAN, HANG HAU AND YAU YUE WAN WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PM MEETS GOVERNOR, EXCO MEMBERS ............................. 1

NEW TRANSPORT STUDY TO BEGIN THIS YEAR ...................... 2

SPECIAL MEETING ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAMME ............... >+

TEXTILES AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH FINLAND ...................... k

SIX LOTS SOLD BY LETTERS . . JID B .......................... 5

15 SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO BE BUILT ............................ 6

UC, DB JOIN HANDS TO IMPROVE FACILITIES ..................... 7

NONE KOK BOARD TO DISCUSS REDRESS DOCUMENT .................. 7

BOARD TO DISCUSS HOUSING ISSUES ............................. 8

TEMPORARY STAFF REQUIRED FOR SURVEY ......................... 9

SITE FORMATION, ROADWORKS FOR NORTHERN JUNK BaY ............. 9

MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL AND CONCERT .................... 10

DRAWING COMPETITION FOR YAU M« TEI YOUNG .................... 10

TWO SITES TO LET BY TINDER................................... 11

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED ............................. 11

SLIP ROAD CLOSED FOR RESURFACING ............................ 12

SHEUNG SHUI PARKING SPACES SUSPENDED ........................ 12

PROHIBITED ZONE, SPEED LIMIT REDUCED ........................ 12

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1 q36

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PM MEETS GOVERNOR, EXCO MEMBERS * * * * *

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE TODAY (WEDNESDAY):

THE PRIME MINISTER HAD A MEETING THIS AFTERNOON WITH THE GOVERNOR AND MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF HONG KONG. THE MINISTER OF STATE AT THE FCO WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR HONG KONG, MR TIM RENTON, WAS ALSO PRESENT.

THE MEETING REVIEWED DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG SINCE THE PRIME MINISTER’S VISIT TO THE TERRITORY IN DECEMBER 1984 AND THE RATIFICATION IN MAY 1985 OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG. THE PRIME MINISTER EXPRESSED APPRECIATION OF THE CONTINUING CLOSE CONSULTATION BETWEEN MINISTERS AND THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF HONG KONG, AND OF THE VALUABLE ROLE PLAYED BY MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL IN GIVING ADVICE AND IN REFLECTING THE VIEWS AND INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

THE MEETING EXPRESSED PLEASURE AT THE PROGRESS ACHIEVED IN IMPLEMENTING THE JOINT DECLARATION OVER THE 15 MONTHS SINCE IT CAME INTO EFFECT. THEY NOTED WITH PARTICULAR SATISFACTION THE POSITIVE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT LIAISON GROUP, WHICH HAS NOW HELD FOUR MEETINGS, AND OF THE LAND COMMISSION, WHICH HAS NOW MET ON TEN OCCASIONS.

THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL STRESSED TO THE PRIME MINISTER THE IMPORTANCE OF THE REVIEW OF REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT TO BE CONDUCTED BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT IN 1987. THE PRIME MINISTER REAFFIRMED THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S COMMITMENT TO THE 1987 REVIE«, AND CONFIRMED THAT FULL ACCOUNT WOULD BE TAKEN OF THE VIEWS CF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG WHEN DRAWING CONCLUSIONS FROM THE REV IEW.

THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL CONVEYED TO THE PRIME MINISTER THE CONCERN EXPRESSED IN HONG KONG OVER SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE DAYA BAY PROJECT. THE PRIME MINISTER ASSURED THEM THAT THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WAS FULLY AWARE OF ITS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE WELFARE AND WELL-BEING OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, AND HAD STRESSED THESE CONCERNS TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. IN THE LIGHT OF ITS DISCUSSIONS WITH THE OTHER GOVERNMENTS CONCERNED, IT WAS CONFIDENT THAT EVERY EFFORT WOULD BE MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE PLANT WOULD BE CARRIED OUT TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SAFETY STANDARDS.

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NEW TRANSPORT STUDY TO BEGIN THIS YEAR

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THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONDUCT A SECOND COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY LATER THIS YEAR TO PROVIDE A BALANCED AND OPTIMUM FRAMEWORK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG’S TRANSPORT SYSTEM TO THE TURN OF THE CENTURY, THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR HARNAM GREWAL, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

ADDRESSING THE ROTARY CLUB OF HONG KONG ISLAND EAST, MR GREWAL SAID THE STUDY WOULD PRODUCE AN IMPROVED PLANNING TOOL FOR USE ON A CONTINUING BASIS IN FUTURE TRANSPORT STUDIES.

+THIS WILL BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE IN FUTURE APPRAISALS OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT PROPOSALS OR PROGRAMME AND TRANSPORT POLICY OPTIONS,+ HE SAID.

THE STUDY, WHICH WOULD TAKE TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE, WOULD BE CARRIED OUT BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WITH ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE FROM CONSULTANTS, HE SAID.

MR GREWAL SAID THE SECOND COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY WOULD REVIEW THE CURRENT PRIORITY OF TRANSPORT ITEMS IN THE PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAMME TO ENSURE THAT THE BEST VALUE WAS OBTAINED FROM THE PROPOSED INVESTMENT.

IT WOULD ALSO EXAMINE WHAT ITEMS OF TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE WOULD BE REQUIRED TO MEET TRANSPORT DEMAND UP TO 2 001 AND RECOMMEND A PROGRAMME FOR TH^IR IMPLEMENTATION.

THESE ITEMS INCLUDE:

* NEW HIGHWAY CONNECTING THE NORTH WEST NEW TERRITORIES AND KWAI CHUNG SOUTH, CODENAMED ROUTE X.

* WEST KOWLOON EXPRESSWAY LINKING TSUEN WAN AND WEST KOWLOON.

* A THIRD HARBOUR CROSSING LINKING THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF HONG KONG ISLAND WITH WEST KOWLOON.

* NEW RAILWAY LINES IN NORTHWEST NEW TERRITORIES BETWEEN YUEN LONG AND TSUEN WAN, TUEN MUN AND TSUEN WAN, YUEN LONG AND EASTERN NEW TERRITORIES.

* EXTENSION OF THE EXISTING MTR INTO JUNK BAY, SHA TIN AND GREEN ISLAND RECLAMATION AS WELL AS THE CONTRUCTION OF THE EAST KOWLOON LINE.

* ROUTE 7 ALONG THE WESTERN COAST OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND TO LINK SAI YING PUN AND ABERDEEN.

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v GREWAL SAID THAT AS IN THE CASE OF THE FIRST COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORT STUDY CONDUCTED IN THE 7O’S, THE SECOND STUDY WOULD SEFK TO DETERMINE WHAT POLICIES AND INVESTMENT IN TRANSPORT FACILITIES WERE REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE DEMAND -OR AND SUPPLY OF TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES UP TO THE END OF THE CENTURY.

HOWEVER, HE SAID, THE PRESENT STUDY WOULD NOT INVOLVE EXTENSIVE HOUSEHOLD INTERVIEWS LIKE THE PREVIOUS ONE.

INSTCAD, IT WOULD MAKE USE OF THE WIDE RANGE OF DATA AVAILABLE FROM MANY SURVEYS AND STUDIES CARRIED OUT IN RECENT YEARS.

+ALSO THE EXISTING CTS TECHNICAL APPROACH AND COMPUTER MODELS WILL BE REVIEWED AND ENHANCED TO REFLECT THE CHANGING DEVELOPMENT AND TRAVEL PATTERNS, AND TO MAKE USE OF THE NEW GENERATION OF COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE, AND THE DEVELOPMENTS IN TRANSPORT MODELLING TECHNIQUES WHICH HAVE TAKEN PLACE SINCE THE LAST SURVEY,+ HE SAID.

MR GREWAL SAID ANOTHER DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO STUDIES WAS THAT THE SECOND STUDY WOULD NOT ONLY LOOK INTO HOW TRANSPORT DEMAND COULD BE MET, BUT WOULD ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT RESOURCE LIMITATIONS, AND WOULD RECOGNISE THAT RESOURCES WERE UNLIKELY TO SATISFY UNRESTRAINED TRANSPORT DEMAND.

+IT WILL EXAMINE THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMMES AND ALTERNATIVE POLICY OPTIONS TO MATCH DIFFERENT RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS.

+IT WILL ALSO EXAMINE THE EFFECTS OF DELAYING CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS OR EXPANSION TO THE TRANSPORT NETWORK, AND WAYS TO AMELIORATE THESE EFFECTS,* HE SAID.

MR GREWAL SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S CENTRAL TRANSPORT OBJECTIVE, AS STATED IN THE 1979 WHITE PAPER ON INTERNAL TRANSPORT POLICY, IS TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE THE MOBILITY OF PEOPLE AND GOODS.

A GREAT DEAL HAD ALREADY BEEN DONE TO ACHIEVE THIS AIM, AND THE GOVERNMENT WOULD CONTINUE TO DO ALL IT COULD TO BRING ABOUT THE CONTINUING IMPROVEMENTS THAT WOULD BE NEEDED IN THE YEARS AHEAD, HE SAID.

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pr-IAL MEETING ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROGRAMME *****

. WORKING GROUP UNDER THE TUEN MUN DI STR I CT BOARD'S TRAPP IC

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

THE DOCUMENT CONTAINS PROPOSALS CONCERNING BUS ROUTE DEVELOPMENTS AND FERRY SERVICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

vnil arp INVITED TO COVER THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE T'JEN MUN TRAFFIC*AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WORKING GROUP AT 10_AMTOMORROW im tmp rOMFFRFNCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD StiCRE i aR I AT 0 nAAr. THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI R D.

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TEXTILES AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH FINLAND

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HONG KONG AND FINLAND HAVE INITIALLED A NEW FIVE-YEAR TEXTILE AGREEMENT, THE TRADE 'DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

THP AGREEMENT, CONCLUDED AFTER TALKS IN HELSINKI LAST WEEK, WILL RUN FROM THE EXPIRY OF THE CURRENT AGREEMENT AT THE END OF THIS YEAR UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 1991.

IT PROVIDES FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN SOME ASPECTS IN RELATION TO THE CURRENT AGREEMENT. THE ANNUAL GROWTH RATE FOR THE THREE CATEGORIES UNDER RESTRAINT - BRIEFS, SHIRTS AND BLOUSES, AND BRASSIERES - WILL REMAIN AT TWO PER CENT.

THE SUB-L|M|TS FOR BRIEFS FOR MEN AND BO*S AND BLOUSES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS ARE ALLOWED AN ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF 2.75 PER CENT AS AGAINST 2 AND 2.5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY UNDER THE CURRENT AGREEMENT.

THE SWING PROVISION FOR THE FIRST TWO CATEGORIES ALSO REMAINS UNCHANGED .HILE THAT FOR THE THIRD CATEGORY IS INCREASED FROM THREE PER CE'T IN THE CURRENT AGREEMENT TO FIVE PER CENT.

THE AGREEMENT WAS CONCLUDED WITH REGARD TO THE ARRANGEMENT CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TEXTILES AS EXTENDED BY THE PROTOCOL DATED JULY '3'_ THIS YEAR, A TRADE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID. ARRANGEMENTS ARE BEING MADE BY BOTH GOVERNMENTS CONCERNING RATIFICATION.

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SIX LOTS SOLD BY LETTERS A AND B

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SIX LOTS IN THE NEW TERRITORIES HAVE BEEN SOLD BY VINTAGE LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS A AND B) BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENTS .

THREE OF THE SITES ARE IN YUEN LONG AND THE OTHERS IN FANLING, TUEN MUN AND SHA TIN.

LOCATED CLOSE TO THE RAILWAY STATION, THE FANLING LOT OF 2.28 HECTARES IS THE LARGEST OF THE SIX.

IT IS FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OVER A COMMERCIAL PODIUM, THE FIRST DEVELOPMENT OF ITS TYPE LOCALLY.

THE SITE WAS JOINTLY PURCHASED BY KWONG KAY INVESTMENT COMPANY LIMITED. MILLAP LIMITED, CAMLEIGH INVESTMENT LIMITED, SHUNG KING DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED, EVERCOT ENTERPRISE COMPANY LIMITED, EGER IA INVESTMENT LIMITED AND GOLDEN DRAGON DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED.

THE SUCCESSFUL TENDERERS ARE REQUIRED UNDER THE BUILDING COVENANT TO BUILD UP TO 2 500 RESIDENTIAL FLATS, WITH 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 SPAjCES, RECREATIONAL AREAS, COMMUNITY FACILITIES AND POSSIBLY A CHILDREN’S NURSERY.

THE SUPERSTRUCTURE SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 31, 1990.

THE YUEN LONG SITES - OF 760 710, AND 412 SQUARE METRES - HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO MILLAP LIMITED, KIN FUNG GARMENTS AND INVESTMENTS LIMITED, AND EVERCOT ENTERPRISE COMPANY LIMITED. THEY ARE AT YAU SAN STREET AND ARE FOR NON-INDUSTRIAL PURPOSES, BUT EXCLUDING GODOWN DEVELOPMENT.

THE TUEN MUN SITE, MEASURING 6 849 SQUARE METRES, LIES TO THE SOUTH OF CHI LOK FA YUEN. THE LOWER THREE FLOORS OF THE DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING ANY BASEMENT, ARE FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL USE, WHILE THE REMAINING FLOORS ARE FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.

UNDER THE LEASE CONDITIONS, THE DEVELOPERS, EVERCOT ENTERPRISE COMPANY LIMITED, EGERI A INVESTMENT LIMITED, GOLDEN DRAGON DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED, MILLAP LIMITED AND SHUNG KING DEVELOPMENT COMPANY LIMITED, HAVE TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 25 000 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE SITE BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1990.

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ALSO FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, THE SITE AT TAI CHUNG KIU ROAD IN SHA TIN HAS AN AREA OF 5 598 SQUARE METRES THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS, EVERCOT ENTERPRISE COMPANY LIMITED AND MILLAP LIMITED, ARE REQUIRED TO BUILD NOT LESS THAN 17 000 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1990.

A BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SA ID A TOTAL OF 987 058 SQUARE FEET OF AGRICULTURAL LAND AND 4 945.5 SQUARE FEET OF BUILDING LAND HAD BEEN REDEEMED BY THE SURRENDER OF TH^ VINTAGE LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS.

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FIFTEEN STANDARD SECONDARY SCHOOLS, EACH WITH 24 CLASSROOMS, 12 SPECIAL ROOMS AND ONE HALL, WILL BE BUILT TO REPLACE 13 SUB-STANDARD SCHOOLS UNDER A REPROVISIONING PROGRAMME TO ACHIEVE A MORE EVEN DISTRIBUTION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES.

A TOTAL OF $270 MILLION HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE FOR BUILDING AND EQUIPPING THE 15 SCHOOLS. SEVEN WILL BE COMPLETED IN 1990-91 AND EIGHT IN 1991-92 IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE SCHOOLS WILL PROVIDE 17 400 PLACES WHICH ARE EQUIVALENT IN NUMBER TO THAT PROVIDED BY THE EXISTING 18 SUB-STANDARD SCHOOLS LOCATED MAINLY ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND IN KOWLOON WHERE THERE IS A SURPLUS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE SCHOOLS WILL FORM THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROGRAMME TO REPROVISION 28 SUB-STANDARD SCHOOLS DESIGNED TO HELP EVEN OUT THE DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL PLACES AS A RESULT OF POPULATION MOVEMENT TO NEW TOWNS.

THE PROGRAMME IS BEING UNDERTAKEN IN ADDITION TO A SCHEME TO BUILD 35 SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE MORE SUBSIDISED SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES. FUNDS FOR THE SCHEME WERE APPROVED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE IN NOVEMBER 1985.

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:jC, db join hands to improve facilities K

.DE-' THE INITIATIVE OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, COUNCILLORS AND DI ST-. ICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY BEGAN THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF 3 -MONTHLY JOINT SITE VISITS INTENDED TO ENABLE BETTER PLANNING OF THE COUNCIL’S RECREATIONAL PROJECTS IN URBAN DISTRICTS.

AFTER VISITING PARKS AND SPORTS VENUES IN CENTRAL AND .-.-STERN TODAY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL’S RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, MR SAMUEL WONG, SAID: +THIS HAS BEEN A FRUITFUL TRIP DURING WHICH WE FRANKLY EXCHANGED VIEWS ON THE COUNCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICTS.+

+WHILE THE COUNCIL CONTINUES TO KEEP CLOSE TOUCH WITH THE BOARDS IN SEEKING THEIR VIEWS ON DISTRICT RECREATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, JOINT ON-SITE INSPECTIONS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY FOSTER BETTER CO-OPERATION AND ENABLE BOTH PARTIES TO GET A BETTER PICTURE OF THE REAL SITUATION,+ HE SAID.

WELCOMING THIS MOVE, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD, MR VINCENT KO, SAID THE JOINT VISIT HAD DEMONSTRATED THE COUNCIL’S ACTIVE EFFORTS TO IMPROVE ITS RELATIONS WITH THE BOARD AND TO ADOPT A MORE PRAGMATIC APPROACH IN ITS DISTRICT RECREATIONAL PROJECTS.

+THE VISIT HAS HELPED US IDENTIFY SPECIFIC AREAS OF POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENT, WHICH WILL BE FURTHER DISCUSSED BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES AT TI-(E I R MEETINGS,+ SAID MR KO.

ALSO IN TODAY’S VISIT WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL MR H.M.G. FORSGATE, AND FIVE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE RECREATION SELECT COMMITTEE, AS WELL AS SEVEN OTHER MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD.

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MONG KOK BOARD TO DISCUSS REDRESS DOCUMENT

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MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

MEMBERS WILL COMMENT ON THE ADEQUACY OF EXISTING COMPLAINT CHANNELS AND ON OPTIONS FOR IMPROVING THE REDRESS SYSTEMS THAT ARE PRESENTED IN THE DOCUMENT.

/THE BOARD .......

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THE BOARD WILL ALSO CONSIDER A A’ ths JUNCTION OF LAI CHI KOK ROAD -C'ENITY AREA.

PROPOSAL TO DEVELOP A SITE AND NATHAN ROAD INTO AN

THERE ARE PLANS TO MERGE A PETROL STATION, A TRAFFIC ISLAND D ‘ SECTION OF LAI CHI KOK ROAD INTO A LARGE TRIANGULAR SITE WHERE LANDSCAPED PLANTING, SCULPTURE FORMATION, FOUNTAINS AND DISPLAY BOARDS WILL BE PROVIDED.

THE PROJECT WAS INITIATED BY A WORKING GROUP UNDER THE DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO IDENTIFY USABLE SITES "0 OFFSET THE ACl’TE SHORTFALL OF COMMUNITY, RECREATIONAL AND OPEN SPACE FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

MEMBERS WILL EXCHANGE VIEWS ON THE LAND USE ZONING PROPOSALS SET OUT IN THE DRAFT MONG KOK OUTLINE ZONING PLAN.

VIEWS WILL ALSO BE SOUGHT ON A SET OF CRITERIA FOR SELECTING TARGET BUILDINGS WHICH MAY REQUIRE MANAGEMENT ADVICE FROM THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD MEETING TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, ON FIRST FLOOR, 157 PRINCE EDWARD ROAD.

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BOARD TO DISCUSS HOUSING ISSUES

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MEMBERS OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSI NG Yl DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS A NUMBER OF LOCAL ISSUES RELATING TO THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICIES ON HOUSING AT THEIR MEETING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12) AFTERNOON.

BOARD MEMBER MR LEUNG YIU-CHUNG WILL MOVE A MOTION TO ALLOW A CONSULTATION PERIOD BEFORE DISCUSSING THE DOMESTIC RENT POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION.

QUESTIONS ON SERVICES AND FACILITIES PROVIDED r0R THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED WILL BE ALSO RAISED AT THE MEETING.

/BOARD H JUBERS

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BOARD MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM AND THE PEDESTRIAN STUDY IN KWAI CHUNG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING AT 2.30 PM ON FRIDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE, 10TH FLOOR, KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING (NEXT TO KWAI HING MTR STATION), 166-174, HING FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG.

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TEMPORARY STAFF REQUIRED FOR SURVEY * * * * *

THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (LES) OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT IS RECRUITING ABOUT 100 TEMPORARY STAFF FOR THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THEY WOULD BE REQUIRED TO ASSIST IN COLLECTING SURVEY RETURNS FROM BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS BETWEEN OCTOBER 20 AND NOVEMBER 7, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LES SAID.

APPLICANTS, PREFERABLY AGED 25 OR UNDER, SHOULD HAVE PASSED THE CHINESE AND ENGLISH LANGUAGES IN THE HONG KONG CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION.

THE JOB OFFERS DAILY WAGE OF 3135 AND IS OPEN TO MEN AND WOMEN.

THOSE INTERESTED MAY APPROACH ANY BRANCH OF-ICE OF THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON TELEPHONES 5-270622, 3-666615, 3-695525, 3-265123 AND 0-4201^4.

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SITE FORMATION, ROADWORKS FOR NORTHERN JUNK BAY

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WORK WILL START IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS ON SITE PORMATION AND ROADWORKS NEAR TSEUNG KWAN 0 VILLAGE IN NORTHERN JUNK BAY.

A S32-MILLI0N CONTRACT WAS SIGNED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) BY THE PROJECT MANAGER, NT/SOUTH DEVELOPMENT OFFICE, MR TOM ARMOUR, AND GENERAL MANAGER OF THE CONTRACTORS, AOKI CORPORATION, MR AKIRA SHIMADA.

/WORK ON .......

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ONE

AND

WORK ON THE PROJECT WILL ALSO INCLUDE CONTSTRUCTI ON OF ABOUT KILOMETRE OF ROAD WITH AN ASSOCIATED SUBWAY FOR PEDESTRIANS CYCLISTS.

THE WHOLE PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 33 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

ENGI

WHO HAVE director

NFFRG FOR THE CONTRACT ARE MAUNSELL CONSULTANTS ASIA DESIGNED AND WILL SUPERVISE THE WORK ON BEHALF OF THE OF TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

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MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CARNIVAL AND CONCERT

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WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO FUN AND GAMES AT A CARNIVAL AND CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 19 (FRIDAY).

THE CARNIVAL, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, URBAN COUNCIL AND THE DISTRICT’S ARTS COUNCIL, WILL BE HELD AT 8 PM IN THE MORSE PARK OPEN-AIR THEATRE.

THERE WILL BE PERFORMANCES BY WELL-KNOWN SINGERS AND A LANTERN QUIZ.

TICKETS TO THE CARNIVAL.ARE AVAILABLE FREE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS AT THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS THREE BRANCH OFFICES.

ALSO HELD ON THE SAME DAY WILL BE THE MID-AUTUMN CONCERT ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE WANG TAU HOM AREA COMMITTEE.

IT WILL BE HELD AT 2 PM AT THE LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE OPEN AREA AND ADMISSION IS FREE.

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DRAWING COMPETITION FOR YAU MA TEI YOUNG

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A DRAWING COMPETITION WITH THE THEME +LIVING IN HONG KONG+ WILL BE HELD IN THE PIAZZA OF THE HONG KONG COLISEUM ON SEPTEMBER 28 (SUNDAY).

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE -AST AREA COMMITTEE, THE EVENT IS AIMED AT HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP THEIR ARTISTIC TALENTS.

/Participants will .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTD4BER 10, 1986

-RTICIPANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS, ONE FOR CHILDREN 'WEEN FOUR AND 12 YEARS OLD AND THE OTHER FOR THOSE AGED

Hr T.. -- 13 AND 20 YEARS OLD.

TiREE WINNING AND 30 OUTSTANDING ENTRIES FROM EACH GROUP WILL SELECTED AND AWARDED PRIZES. THESE ENTRIES WILL ALSO BE EXHIBITED iv THE HENRY G. LEONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE FROM OCTOBER 25 tq 27 AND IN THE CHINESE YMCA AT WATERLOO ROAD FROM OCTOBER 28 T0 NOVEMBER 2.

ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 23.

TWO SITES TO LET BY TENDER *****

TENDERS ARE INVITED FOR SHORT-TERM TENANCIES ON TWO SITES AT TUEN MUN AND HO MAN TIN.

THE TUEN MUN SITE, MEASURING 2 040 SQUARE METRES, IS AT .■JU KING ROAD BETWEEN MELODY GARDEN AND THE NEW HOVERFERRY PIER WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START OPERATION NEXT MONTH.

IT IS FOR A FEE-PAYING CAR PARK TO SERVE FERRY USERS.

THE INITIAL TENANCY IS T’^0 YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE OTHER LOT, AT CARMEL VILLAGE STREET, HO MAN TIN, MEASURES ABOUT 1 370 SQUARE METRES AND IS FOR STORAGE OF GOODS, INCLUDING VEHICLES.

THE INITIAL TENANCY IS THREE YEARS, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

CLOSING DATE FOR BOTH TENDERS IS SEPTEMBER 26.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO BE CLOSED

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THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO SEEK COURT HELP IN A CASE IN WHICH A DEMOLITION ORDER ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN KOWLOON ISSUED 18 MONTHS AGO HAD NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

IT IS TO SEE•• A CLOSURE ORDER FROM KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON NOVEMBER 12 fqR THE STRUCTURES WHICH ARE ON THE MAIN ROOF OF 11, TAK HING STREET.

/NOTICES TO

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NOTICES TO THIS EFFECT WERE POSTED ON CONSPICUOUS PARTS OF HE STRUCTURES TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

'-E CLOSURE ORDER IS NEEDED SO THAT DEMOLITION, WHICH WILL BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER IT IS OBTAINED, CAN GO AHEAD WITHOUT ENDANGERING OCCUPANTS OR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

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SLIP ROAD

CLOSED FOR RESURFACING

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ROAD ON

the slip road linking hong tai ^NtoC6°ah

SEpSf?R°13W(SATURDAY)SAND SEPTEMBER 14 FOR ROAD RESURFACING

WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE MOTORISTS ON CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH AND AUSTIN ROAD HEADING FOR*HONG CHONG ROAD SHOULD USE CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, THE FLYOVER, GASCOIGNE ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD NORTH.

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SHEUNG SHU I PARKING SPACES SUSPENDED

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THE ON-STREET PARKING SPACES IN LUNG SUM AVENUE, SHEK WU HUI, WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) FOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION WORK.

MOTORISTS SHOULD MAKE USE OF THE NEW OFF-STREET CAR PARK NEAR THE JUNCTION OF JOCKEY CLUB ROAD AND LUNG SUM AVENUE.

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PROHIBITED ZONE, SPEED LIMIT REDUCED

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NO VEHICLE EXCEEDING FOUR TONNES GROSS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SECTION OF SOUTHBOUND ARSENAL STREET BETWEEN JAFFE ROAD AND LOCKHART ROAD FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 12).

THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE THE LAYING OF WATER MAINS.

ALSO FROM 10 ■ -‘•1 ON THE SAME DAY, THE EXISTING SPEED LIMIT OF 70 KILOMETRES AN HOUR ON THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL EXIT ROADS WITHIN THE TUNNEL .REA LEADING TO CAUSEWAY BAY, NORTH POINT, CENTRAL AND CANAL ROAD FLYOVER WILL BE REDUCED TO 50 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1986

ROYAL VISITORS TO TOUR POLYTECHNIC

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HUNDREDS OF HONG KONG STUDENTS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WHEN THEY VISIT THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC IN KOWLOON ON THE AFTERNOON OF OCTOBER 21.

THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL BE SHOWN HOW THE POLYTECHNIC, ONE OF THE BIGGEST INSTITUTIONS OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD, HELPS TO KEEP THE TERRITORY ABREAST OF THE LATEST IN DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY.

ON THEIR ARRIVAL, THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC COUNCIL, SIR S.Y. CHUNG, AND THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, MR ALLEN LEE PENG-FEI.

HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, ACCOMPANIED BY THE POLYTECHNIC’S DIRECTOR, DR JOHN CLARK, WILL VIEW A TECHNOLOGY DISPLAY WHICH WILL BE EXPLAINED BY DR LEONARD LEES, CHAIRMAN OF THE ENGINEERING DIVISION.

THE STUDENTS’ UNION CHOIR AND THE CHINESE INSTRUMENTAL GROUP AND DANCING ASSOCIATION WILL GIVE A BRIEF PERFORMANCE BEFORE THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP BEGIN A TOUR OF THE SWIRE SCHOOL OF DESIGN.

HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL TAKE SEPARATE ROUTES THROUGH THE SCHOOL. THE QUEEN, ACCOMPANIED BY THE HEAD OF THE SWIRE SCHOOL OF DESIGN, MR MICHAEL FARR, WILL SEE CLASSROOMS AND WORKSHOPS WHERE FASHION DESIGN AND HAND PRINTING, POTTERY AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ARE BEING TAUGHT.

PRINCE PHILIP, ACCOMPANIED BY SENIOR PRINCIPAL LECTURER, MR MICHAEL KITT, WILL SEE STUDENTS BEING INSTRUCTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY, INTERIOR DESIGN AND INDUSTRIAL DESIGN.

THE STUDENTS WHO WILL SEE THE ROYAL VISITORS WILL COMPRISE JUST A SMALL SECTION OF THE MORE THAN 28 000 NOW TAKING FULL OR PART-TIME COURSES AT THE POLYTECHNIC IN ITS 22 ACADEMIC UNITS. THE COURSES RANGE IN LEVEL FROM THOSE LEADING TO CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS UP TO FULL HONOURS DEGREE COURSES.

FORMER STUDENTS AT THE POLYTECHNIC CONTINUE TO BE IN BIG DEMAND IN ALL SECTIONS OF HONG KONG INDUSTRY.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR EDWARD SEES WIDE SCOPE FOR BRITISH INVESTMENT................. 1

GOVERNOR RETURNING ON SATURDAY ................................... 5

RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS FOR JUNE RELEASED .................... 3

TALKS ON PENSIONS IN PEKING ...................................... 9

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR KOWLOON CITY I® VACANCY...................... 9

SOUTHERN DB TO BEGIN CIVIC EDUCATION DRIVE....................... 10

TSUEN WAN COMMITTEE TO STUDY TRANSPORT PLAN ..................... 11

SECOND PHASE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME LAUNCHING................ 12

47 TO GET AWARDS FOR SAVING LIVES ..............................  12

STATUTORY HOLIDAY ON SEPTEMBER 19 ............................... 1}

EASTERN GETS READY FOR FUN DaY .................................. 1J

STUDENTS TO HELP BEAUTIFY ENVIRONMENT............................ 14

LAND FOR SEAMEN’S TRAINING CENTRE BEING RECLAIMED................ 15

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CENTRAL, WaN CHAI ............................ 15

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

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SIR EDWARD SEES WIDE SCOPE FOR BRITISH INVESTMENT *****

THERE IS STILL MUCH ROOM FOR EXPANSION AND DEVELOPMENT OF BRITISH INVESTMENT IN HONG KONG WHERE BRITISH FIRMS CAN AND DO SUCCEED DESPITE THE TERRITORY’S COMPETITIVE NATURE, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID IN THE UNITED KINGDOM TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING ON +HONG KONG: OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT+ AT THE ANNUAL DINNER IN LONDON OF THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS NOT WIDELY ENOUGH RECOGNISED THAT MANY BRITISH COMPANIES WERE ACTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL IN THE TERRITORY.

HE CITED EXAMPLES RANGING FROM BANKS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR TO COMPANIES CARRYING OUT PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS. IN ADDITION, BRITISH EQUIPMENT WAS HEAVILY USED IN SECTORS RANGING FROM ENERGY TO COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSPORT, WITH, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE BEING SEVERAL THOUSAND BRITISH BUSES ON THE ROADS.

SIR EDWARD ALSO DESCR IBED HONG KONG AS A WELL-PLACED CENTRE FOR DEVELOPING TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN CHINA AND THE ASIAN PACIFIC REGION.

HE SAID SOME 50 BRITISH COMPANIES HAD SET UP FACTORIES WITH A TOTAL INVESTMENT OF MORE THAN POUND STERLING 70 MILLION.

+BUT BRITISH INVESTMENT IN OUR MANUFACTURING SECTOR ACCOUNTS FOR LESS THAN SEVEN PER CENT OF THE TOTAL OVERSEAS INVESTMENTS IN OUR MANUFACTURING SECTOR, FAR BEHIND THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN,+ HE SAID.

+HONG KONG IS AN ATTRACTIVE OFF-SHORE MANUFACTURING BASE FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES AND THERE IS NO REASON WHY BRITISH COMPANIES CANNOT FOLLOW THE EXAMPLES OF THE U.S. AND JAPAN IN ENHANCING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THEIR PRODUCTS IN WORLD MARKETS, PARTICULARLY FOR THE ASIAN PACIFIC REGION.*

SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT BRITAIN RANKED AS HONG KONG’S FIFTH LARGEST TRADING PARTNER. LAST YEAR THE TERRITORY SOLD TO BRITAIN GOODS WORTH ABOUT POUND STERLING 960 MILLION AND IN RETURN BOUGHT GOODS WORTH ABOUT POUND STERLING 830 MILLION - MAKING THE TOTAL f-ERCHANDISE TRADE NEARLY POUND STERLING 1.8 BILLION WITHOUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE VERY SUBSTANTIAL TRADE IN SERVICES.

HONG KONG STOOD AS ONE OF BRITAIN’S LARGEST MARKETS IN THE FAR EAST, SECOND ONLY TO JAPAN. DESPITE AN OVERALL BALANCE OF TRADE IN HONG KONG’S FAVOUR, THE TERRITORY ACTUALLY BOUGHT FROM BRITAIN PER HEAD OF POPULATION NINE TIMES WHAT BRITAIN BOUGHT FROM IT.

THE GOVERNOR ALSO REFERRED TO HONG KONG’S CONCERN AT THE GROWTH CF PROTECTIONIST SENTIMENT IN ITS MAJOR MARKETS, PARTICULARLY THE UNITED STATES. AS HE HAD DONE DURING HIS RECENT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, HE STRESSED THAT THE TERRITORY WAS A FIRM BELIEVER IN AND A REAL PRACTITIONER OF FREE TRADE PRINCIPLES.

/HE SAID: ........

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

HE SAID: +WE APPRECIATE THE RECOGNITION IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY’S MANDATE ON TEXTILES NEGOTIATIONS THAT SUPPLIERS WITH OPEN MARKETS SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE FAVOURABLE TREATMENT. WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT THIS VERY APPROPRIATE PROVISION IN THE MANDATE WILL BE TRANSLATED INTO ACTION IN THE HONG KONG-EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY NEGOTIATIONS TO BE HELD IN BRUSSELS LATER THIS MONTH.+

REVIEWING HONG KONG’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS SINCE HE LAST SPOKE TO A LONDON BUSINESS AUDIENCE, AT THE STOCK EXCHANGE IN JANUARY 1985, SIR EDWARD NOTED THERE HAD BEEN A RESUMPTION IN POSITIVE GROWTH IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS WHICH, IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, HAD RISEN BY EIGHT PER CENT.

THE ANNUAL RATE OF INCREASE IN CONSUMER PRICES STOOD AT LESS THAN THREE PER CENT AND THE TERRITORY WAS WELL ON THE WAY TO ACHIEVING THE FORECAST REAL GROWTH RATE OF 4.5 PER CENT IN GOP.

SIR EDWARD SAID THE JOINT LIAISON GROUP SET UP UNDER THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON HONG KONG’S FUTURE CONTINUED TO MAKE GOOD PROGRESS. HE REFERRED TO THE PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE CF THE AGREEMENT EARLIER THIS YEAR THAT HONG KONG SHOULD BECOME A CONTRACTING PARTY TO THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE, AND REMAIN SO AFTER 1997.

+IT IS A GOOD OMEN FOR THE FUTURE THAT THIS KEYSTONE OF OUR WORLD TRADING POSITION HAS BEEN SET IN PLACE SO QUICKLY. IT AUGURS WELL FOR CONTINUING CO-OPERATION BETWEEN BRITAIN AND CHINA, AND SHOWS A HEARTENING RECOGNITION BY THE WORLD’S TRADING NATIONS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SINO-BRITISH AGREEMENT*, l£ SAID.

HE NOTED THAT THE OPENING UP OF CHINA’S ECONOMY HAD ADDED A NEW DIMENSION TO HONG KONG’S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND THE OPPORTUNITIES IT COULD OFFER TO BRITAIN. THE TERRITORY’S WELL-DEVELOPED INFRASTRUCTURE AND ITS FINANCIAL AND OTHER SERVICES COULD BE OF DIRECT BENEFIT TO CHINA IN ITS DRIVE TO EXPAND TRADE AND INVESTMENT AND TO BRITISH COMPANIES SEEKING A ROLE IN THAT EXPANS ION.

HONG KONG’S TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES WITH CHINA HAD ALREADY INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY IN RECENT YEARS.

SIR EDWARD ALSO POINTED OUT THAT HONG KONG PRODUCTS HAD INCREASINGLY EARNED A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY AND RELIABILITY, AND ITS MANUFACTURERS WERE ABLE TO MEET THE REQUIREMENT OF BUYERS IN TERMS OF BOTH COMPETITIVE PRICES AND IN QUALITY AND RELIABILITY OF DELIVERY.

/+THIS HAS

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

+THIS HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE INCREASED USE CF ADVANCED PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES AND OF GOOD INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, AND THROUGH THE INCREASINGLY HIGH STANDARD OF OUR PRODUCT TESTING SERVICES WE NATURALLY WELCOME BRITISH TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE OUR CAPABILITIES EVEN FURTHER.*

IN CONCLUSION, HE SAID THE OPTIMISM HE HAD EXPRESSED

18 MONTHS AGO WAS NOT MISPLACED, AND IT WOULD REMAIN THE CONSTANT OBJECTIVE OF AN UNREMITTING EFFORT ON THE PART OF THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TO MAINTAIN HONG KONG AS A VIBRANT AND EXCITING CITY.

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GOVERNOR RETURNING ON SATURDAY

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THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND THREE UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL WILL RETURN TO HONG KONG FROM LONDON ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 13).

THEY WILL BE ARRIVING ON FLIGHT BR 382, ETA 5.55 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

THERE WILL BE A PHOTOGRAPHIC FACILITY FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES COVERING THEIR ARRIVAL ON SATURDAY. THEY SHOULD ASSEMBLE IN THE AIRPORT PRESS ROOM BY 5.05 PM.

GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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RETAIL SALES SURVEY RESULTS FOR JUNE RELEASED

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THE VALUE OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES IN JUNE 1986, PROVISIONALLY ESTIMATED AT $5 440 MILLION, WAS 5 PER CENT HIGHER THAN IN JUNE 1985 WHILE THEIR VOLUME WAS 1 PER CENT HIGHER, ACCORDING TO THE PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

COMPARED WITH JUNE 1985, RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS INCREASED BY 23 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 15 PER CENT IN VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES WENT UP BY 11 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 3 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME, AND FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO ROSE BY 4 PER CENT AND 3 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND VOLUME RESPECTIVELY.

/RETAIL SALES

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RETAIL SALES OF +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS+ INCREASED BY 1 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT DECREASED BY 4 PER CENT IN VOLUME. FUELS WENT DOWN BY 14 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE BUT RECORDED A SLIGHT INCREASE OF 1 PER CEN- IN SALES VOLUME.

ANALYSED BY SELECTED TRADES, RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS INCREASED CONSIDERABLY IN VALUE AND MODERATELY IN VOLUME.

CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS ROSE SLIGHTLY IN SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. BOTH SUPERMARKETS AND DEPARTMENT STORES RECORDED SLIGHT INCREASES IN SALES VALUE, BUT THE FORMER RECORDED ALMOST NO CHANGE IN SALES VOLUME WHILE THE LATTER RECORDED A SLIGHT DECREASE IN SALES VOLUME.

COMPARING THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986 WITH THE SAME QUARTER IN 1985, TOTAL RETAIL SALES INCREASED BY 4 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS SHOWED INCREASES OF 17 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 10 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO RECORDED INCREASES OF 4 PER CENT IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. CONSUMER DURABLES AND +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* ROSE BY 5 PER CENT AND 2 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY IN SALES VALUE, BUT BOTH OF THEM DROPPED BY 2 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME.

FUELS SHOWED DECREASES OF 13 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 1 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS ROSE MODERATELY IN VALUE BUT DECREASED SLIGHTLY IN VOLUME.

SUPERMARKETS SHOWED SLIGHT INCREASES IN BOTH SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF DEPARTMENT STORES AND CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS WENT UP SLIGHTLY IN VALUE BUT DROPPED SLIGHTLY IN VOLUME.

WHEN COMPARED WITH MAY 1986, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON IS AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, TOTAL RETAIL SALES FOR JUNE 1986 DROPPED BY 5 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 6 PER CENT IN VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR AND ALLIED PRODUCTS DECREASED BY 11 PER CENT IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS, AND THOSE OF +OTHER CONSUMER GOODS* DECREASED BY 9 PER CENT IN VALUE AND 10 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

FOODSTUFFS, ALCOHOLIC DRINKS AND TOBACCO WENT DOWN BY 1 PER CENT IN SALES VALUE AND 4 PER CENT IN SALES VOLUME, WHILE CONSUMER DURABLES RECORDED NEGLIGIBLE CHANGES IN SALES VALUE AND VOLUME. RETAIL SALES OF FUELS FELL BY 3 PER CENT IN VALUE BUT ROSE BY 1 PER CENT IN VOLUME.

/ANALYSED BY .......

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

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analysed by selected trades, retail sales of supermarkets, MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS AND DEPARTMENT STORES SHOWED SLIGHT I CREASES IN BOTH VALUE AND VOLUME TERMS. ON THE OTHER HAND, CONSUMER DURABLES OTHER THAN MOTOR VEHICLES AND PARTS HAD ALMOST NO CHANGE IN SALES VALUE AND VOLUME.

A NEW RETAIL SALES INDEX SERIES BASED ON THE PERIOD OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 (MONTHLY AVERAGE IN THE PERIOD TAKEN AS 100) IS ALSO RELEASED BY THE DEPARTMENT, REPLACING THE OLD SERIES WHICH WAS BASED ON 1980 AND INTRODUCED IN 1982.

THE RETAIL SALES INDEXES WERE REBASED IN ORDER THAT THE WEIGHTS USED IN DERIVING THE PRICE DEFLATORS FOR COMPILING THE VOLUME 'DEXES CAN BETTER REFLECT THE UPDATED PATTERN OF RETAIL SALES.

TABLE 1 PRESENTS THE REVISED TOTAL RETAIL SALES FIGURE FOR MAY 1986 AND THE PROVISIONAL FIGURE FOR JUNE 1986.

TABLE 2 SHOWS THE NEW VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF RETAIL SALES IN MAY 1986 AND JUNE 1986 (A) FOR ALL RETAIL SALES, (B) BY MAJOR TRADE GROUPS AND (C) BY SELECTED TRADES (WHICH FORM PART OF THE RELEVANT MAJOR TRADE GROUPS), WITH AVERAGE RETAIL SALES FROM OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 TAKEN AS 100.

COMPARISONS OF JUNE 1986 RESULTS WITH THOSE OF MAY 1986 AND WITH THOSP OF JUNE 1985 AND COMPARISONS OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES IN THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1986 WITH THE SAME QUARTER IN 1985 ARE ALSO GIVEN. TABLE 3 PRESENTS THE TOTAL RETAIL SALES AND THE NEW RETAIL SALES INDEX SERIES FROM 1981’TO JUNE 1986.

GRAPHS 1 AND 2 DEPICT RESPECTIVELY THE MOVEMENTS OF THE NEW VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES OF TOTAL RETAIL SALES, INCLUDING THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED INDEXES AND TRENDS, FROM OCTOBER 1984 TO MAY 1986.

THE REPORT CONTAINING THE ANALYSIS OF THE JUNE 1986 SURVEY RESULTS IS 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 ON 3-7216024.

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THURSDAY,

SEPTEMBER 11, 19^6

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TABIE 1 » TOTAL RETAIL SALES

Total Retail Sales for June 1986 (Provisional Figure) for May 1986 (Revised Figure)

■ HK15 440 Billion - UKt5 736 million

!*’S

TABLE 2 1 VALUE AND VOLUME INDEXES CF RETAIL SALES

____________ FOR MAT AND JUNE 1?86__________________________

(Monthly average of Oot. 84 - Sept. 85 • 100)

Index of Retail Salea May 1986 June 1986 June 1986 compared with May 1986 June 1986 compared with June 1985 Apr. - June 86 compared with Apr. - June 85

(Provisional figures) Points < Points < Points

(A FOR ALL RETAIL TRADES

Value Volume 102 99 O' 1 I OS - 5 - 6 ♦ 5 4 1 ♦ 5 4 1 4 4 4 1 4 4 4 1

(B) >AJCn TRADE QRCUPS

Foodstuffs, alooholio drinks and tobacco Value Volume 104 105 103 101 - 1 - 4 - 1 - 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

Fuels Value Volume 89 101 87 102 - 2 ♦ 1 - 3 ♦ 1 - 15 4 1 -14 4 1 - 13 - 1 - 13 - 1

Clothing, footwear and allied products Value Volume 115 105 102 93 - 13 - 12 - 11 - 11 4 19 4 12 4 23 4 15 * 16 4 9 4 17 4 10

Consumer durables Value Volume 108 100 108 100 • • « » 4 11 4 3 4 11 4 3 4 5 - 2 - 2

Other consumer goods Value Volume 98 93 ’ 89 84 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 10 4 1 - 3 4 1 - 4 4 2 - 2 4 2 - 2

(c 31 SELECTED TRADES,

Supermarkets Value Volume 106 103 112 109 ♦ 6 4 6 ♦ 6 ♦ 5 4 2 - 1 4 2 ♦ 4 3 4 1 4 2 4 1

Motor vehicles and parte Value Volume 121 104 123 105 ♦ 2 ♦ 1 ♦ 2 ♦ 1 4 27 4 10 4 28 4 10 4 14 - 2 4 14 - 2

Consumer durables other than motor vehicles and parte Value Volume 104 99 103 99 • • ♦ * 4 6 4 1 4 6 4 1 4 2 - 3 4 2 - 3

Department stores Value Volume 88 81 89 82 4 2 4 1 4 2 4 1 4 4 - 3 ♦ 5 - 3 4 4 - 2 4 4 - 2

No tea t

1, "Foodstuffa, blooholio drinks and tobacco" includes "supermarkets".

2. "Consumer durables" includes "actor vehicles and parte".

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

4. Figures denoting changes are derived from the unrounded index figures.

5. * denotes change of less than 0.5 •

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THURSDAY, SEPTJMBER 11, 1986

TA*?* 3 i VALUE ar TOTAL RETAIL SALIS AID DOCK CT RETAIL SALES

Index of retail sales

(1 Monthly average of Oot. 84 - Sept. 85 - 100)

Value of total

retail aalos (1 ■Ullon) AU retail trades *c>od ®tu f-f a, Viiala Clothing, footwear Consumer durables

al00hollo

•0 drink* and and allied

to ba one products

Value Vo lune Value Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value Volume

1961 48,960 73 95 68 90 69 89 62 88 81 101

1982 51,471 77 92 74 86 80 97 66 84 77 91

198; 57,377 85 93 86 93 94 98 75 89 81 91

1984 66,106 98 99 98 98 99 99 93 99 98 99

1985 67,901 101 K)1 101 101 101 100 104 102 101 101

1984 Juno 5 363 96 96 100 96 101 100 79 83 105 106

July 5 704 102 102 101 100 101 100 84 89 107 we

Aug. 5 415 2 98 98 97 99 99 79 85 100 101

Sept. 5 495 98 96 102 100 99 100 88 94 100 100

Oct. 5 556 99 100 94 95 100 101 99 103 98 97

Nov. 5 640 101 101 92 93 98 99 101 100 97 97

Dao. 6 154 no no 97 99 10c 101 123 122 96 98

1985 J*&. 5 889 105 106 98 100 100 100 U6 118 105 105

lab. 5 839 104 1C5 uo no 89 89 119 124 96 96

Mar. 5 543 99 99 102 101 103 102 94 96 97 97

Apr. 5 393 96 95 101 100 102 101 97 96 95 95

Kay 5 577 100 99 99 100 105 104 99 97 109 109

Juna 5 186 93 92 99 98 101 101 83 31 97 97

July 5 452 97 97 102 102 102 102 86 87 102 102

Aug. 5 413 97 97 100 99 100 100 87 87 103 104

Sa pt. 5 571 99 98 107 103 100 100 93 90 102 107

Oot. 5 707 102 101 95 95 102 102 111 107 101 102

Bov. 5 857 105 103 94 95 99 99 U7 UO 103 102

Deo. 6 473 U6 IM 101 103 102 102 142 134 105 103

1986 Jan. 6 147 no 109 104 106 101 101 130 128 112 109

Fab. 5 539 99 97 105 104 90 90 U5 114 93 90

Mar. 5 706 102 10c 104 104 99 102 106 103 99 95

Apr. 5 578 100 97 104 105 92 10c UI 103 101 94

May * 5 736 102 99 104 105 89 101 115 105 106 100

Juno 5 440 97 • 93 103 101 87 102 102 93 108 100

Index of retail aalee

(Monthjy average of Oot. . 84 - Sept . 85 - 100)

Other Supermarkets Motor vehicles and parts Conjsuser durables other than Department

goods stores

motor vehicles

and parte

Value Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value Volume Value Volume

1981 75 96 45 64 126 192 67 80 66 84

1982 80 95 56 71 89 119 73 35 72

1983 89 95 74 84 64 73 86 95 80 36

1984 100 IOC 95 96 79 82 103 103 96 96

198‘ 101 100 103 103 102 101 101 id 102 101

’.984 Juno 93 92 106 107 77 79 U3 112 8C 80

July 104 104 107 106 87 89 113 113 81 81

Aug. 98 99 102 103 78 79 106 106 97 97

Sept. 97 97 101 102 85 86 104 103 81 81

Oot. 103 103 9C 91 91 92 100 99 96 96

Nov. 106 108 84 85 90 91 100 99 100 99

Dec. 121 122 98 10c 89 90 100 10c- U4 145

1985 Jan. 107 109 87 68 106 107 105 105 120 122

Fab. 104 104 114 116 97 98 95 95 112 113

Mar. 99 100 95 95 94 94 98 98 92 93

Apr. 93 92 94 93 102 101 94 93 81 8C

May 95 94 107 106 115 115 107 107 87 86

Jun® 86 87 UO 109 96 95 98 98 85 85

July 94 94 UO 109 102 102 101 102 89 8?

Aug. 94 93 104 103 106 107 102 103 ioe IO*7

Sept. 95 94 106 105 109 108 100 100 86 85

Oot. 104 102 99 98 99 97 102 103 106 102

Bov. no 107 98 97 99 94 104 104 113 107

Deo. 125 122 114 112 98 93 10? 106 147 144

1986 Jan. 108 107 108 107 127 U6 108 107 126 124

Fob. 96 94 122 120 104 94 89 38 94 93

Kar. 102 96 109 107 98 87 99 97 92 89

Apr. 95 91 . 101 99 112 98 97 93 87 02

M*y . 98 93 106 103 121 104 104 99 86 31

Juno 89 84 U2 109 123 105 103 99 89 82

Provia local figures

/Graph 1

Value index

Volume index

130

120

120

110

110

100

100

90

90

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Jun

Mar

Sep

Dec

Mar

Sep

Jun

Dec

Jun

Mar

Sep

Dec

87

86

85

84

Notes: (1) Monthly average of Oct. 84 - Sept. 80 = 100

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

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Volume index

130

THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

Graph 1: Value Indexes of Total Retail Sales

Value index

Graph 2: Volume indexes of Total Retail Sales

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

9

TALKS ON PENSIONS IN PEKING

*****

A TEAM OF OFFICIALS WILL LEAVE FOR PEKING ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 23) FOR FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH THE CHINESE ON THE PROPOSED NEW PENSION SCHEME FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE.

THE TEAM WILL AGAIN BE LED BY DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE, MR HAIDER BARMA, AND WILL INCLUDE:

MR KEITH SHIPLEY, PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY

FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE

MR ROY FOSTER, FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT

ACTUARY’S DEPARTMENT AND

MRS CARRIE WILLIS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (PENSIONS)

CIVIL SERVICE BRANCH

AT THE LAST TALKS A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL ON THE NEW PENSION SCHEME WAS HANDED TO THE CHINESE SIDE WHICH REQUIRED TIME TO STUDY.

THIS SECOND ROUND OF TALKS WILL BE TO ANSWER ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS THE CHINESE SIDE MAY HAVE CONCERNING THE NEW SCHEME.

THE TEAM ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 28.

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NOMINATIONS OPEN .FOR KOWLOON CITY DB VACANCY

*****

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR A VACANCY IN THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD MAY BE MADE FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26.

THE VACANCY FOLLOWS THE RESIGNATION OF AN ELECTED MEMBER, MR LEE WAI-HAU, ON AUGUST 9.

A BY-ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 16 IF THERE ARE TWO OR MORE NOMINATIONS.

ANY REGISTERED VOTER WHO HAS LIVED IN HONG KONG FOR 10 YEARS, IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE NOMINATION DATE, IS ELIGIBLE TO BE NOMINATED FOR THE BY-ELECTION.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION SAID A CANDIDATE HAD TO BE NOMINATED BY 10 ELECTORS, INCLUDING ONE PROPOSER AND ONE SECONDER, IN THE CONSTITUENCY.

+HOWEVER, HE NEED NOT LIVE IN THE CONSTITUENCY OR DISTRICT IN WHICH HE IS STANDING FOR ELECTION,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

/♦BEFORE SUBMITTING .......

THURSDAY, SEPTSIBER 11, 1986

10

+BEF0RE SUBMITTING THE NOMINATION PAPER IN PERSON TO THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, WHO WILL BE THE RETURNING OFFICER, A CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO PLACE A DEPOSIT OF $1 000 WITH THE TREASURY WHICH WILL BE RETURNED TO HIM IF HE POLLS NOT LESS THAN ONE EIGHTH OF THE VOTES CAST,+ HE SAID.

NOMINATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND THE REGISTRATION OFFICER AT HARBOUR CENTRE, 10TH FLOOR, 25 HARBOUR ROAD, HONG KONG.

NOMINATIONS MAY BE MADE TO THE RETURNING OFFICER DURING OFFICE HOURS, MONDAY TO FRIDAY, UP TO AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 26.

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SOUTHERN DB TO BEGIN CIVIC EDUCATION DRIVE

*****

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF ITS YEAR-LONG CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE CAMPAIGN, TO BEGIN ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THREE PHASES. THE AIM IS TO ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO BECOME BETTER CITIZENS BY TAKING A GREATER INTEREST IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND PLAYING A MORE ACTIVE PART IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE HAS ENDORSED THE ALLOCATION OF ABOUT $60 000 TO IMPLEMENT THE FIRST PHASE OF THE CAMPAIGN, FROM SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER. IN THIS PHASE A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANISED TO SPREAD THE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE.

AMONG THOSE ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR PAUL YOUNG, ACTING SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS ANGELA TSANG, AND ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS OLIVIA NIP.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S PRESS CONFERENCE ON CIVIC EDUCATION TO BEGIN AT NOON TOMORROW IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, NO. 7-11, NAM NING STREET, SECOND FLOOR, MEI FUNG COURT, ABERDEEN CENTRE, HONG KONG.

THERE WILL BE NO SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

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TSUEN WAN COMMITTEE TO STUDY TRANSPORT PLAN X * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRANSPORT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS A DRAFT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES AT A MEETING TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE PAPER WILL BE PRESENTED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT. MEMBERS VIEWS ARE BEING SOUGHT ON THE DRAFT PROGRAMME FOR THE DISTRICT IN RELATION TO POPULATION CHANGES, A REVIEW ON COORDINATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, AND A STUDY OF CROSS-HARBOUR SERVICES.

A PROGRESS REPORT ON VARIOUS ITEMS LISTED AS MINOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS WILL ALSO BE TABLED FOR CONSIDERATION. THE PROJECTS INCLUDE ROADSIDE PLANTING AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SITTING-OUT-AREA.

MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED ON PROGRESS MADE BY THE WORKING GROUP ON POLLUTION PROBLEMS IN TSUEN WAN.

THE AGENDA ALSO INCLUDES PAPERS ON MATTERS RELATING TO WATER SUPPLY FOR MA WAN AND FOR SQUATTER AREAS IN TSUEN WAN.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM IN THE MAIN CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

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SECOND PHASE NEIGHBOURHOOD * * *

WATCH SCHEME LAUNCHING * *

WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, WILL OFFICIATE AT the INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE DISTRICTS SECOND PHASE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME AT 7.45 PM TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT THE RUBY RESTAURANT, YEE WO STREET, CAUSEWAY BAY.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS INCLUDE THE WAN CHAI POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR LAU TO-YEE? THE WAN CHAI POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, MR LAU KIN-YEUK 1 THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA WONG; THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR CHENG HOK-YIN; THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY LAM; ANT THE FIVE CHAIRMEN OF THE DISTRICT’S AREA COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU hRE INVITED TO COVER THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT NEIGHOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME AT 7.45 PM TOMORROW AT THE RUBY RESTAURANT.

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47 TO GET AWARDS FOR SAVING LIVES

*****

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, WILL PRESENT THE RESCUE STAR TO 47 GOVERNMENT LIFE GUARDS AND PUBLIC-SPIRITED CITIZENS AT A CEREMONY TOMORROW (FRIDAY) FOR THEIR BRAVERY IN SAVING LIFE AT SWIMMING POOLS, AT SEA AND AT PUBLIC BEACHES.

AMONG THE RECIPIENTS ARE 25 LIFE GUARDS OF THE URBAN SERVICES AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS, 10 MEMBERS OF THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB AND 12 MEMBERS OF PUBLIC, SEVEN OF THEM FISHERMEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND A REPRESENTATIVE TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY, TO BE HELD AT THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB IN SOUTH BAY ROAD, REPULSE BAY, AT 2 PM TOMORROW.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

15

STATUTORY HOLIDAY ON SEPTEMBER 19 * * X *

THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) REMINDED EMPLOYERS THAT THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER 19 - IS ONE OF THE 11 STATUTORY HOLIDAYS.

UNDER THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, 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 LlVI NG ALLOWANCES.

+WHERE THE EARNINGS VARY FROM DAY TO DAY, HOLIDAY PAY SHOULD BE THE AVERAGE DAILY EARNINGS DURING EVERY COMPLETE WAGE PERIOD, WHICH COULD BE BETWEEN 28 DAYS TO 31 DAYS PRECEDING THE HOL I DAY,+ A LABOUR DEPARTMENT 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 OR AFTER THAT DAY.+

ENQUIRIES ABOUT STATUTORY HOLIDAYS MAY BE MADE AT BRANCH OFFICES OF THE LABOUR RELATIONS SERVICE.

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EASTERN GETS READY FOR FUN DAY * * * * *

AN EASTERN DISTRICT CIVIC FUN DAY WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) AT VICTORIA PARK IN CAUSEWAY BAY. IT WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM.

THE FUN DAY IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE URBAN COUNCIL. IT WILL FEATURE A TELEMATCH, 20 GAME STALLS AND A FUN FAIR FOR CHILDREN.

OVER 10 DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS, AREA COMMITTEES AND OUTSIDE BODIES WILL COMPETE IN FOUR TELEMATCH GAMES INCORPORATING THE MESSAGE OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE HAS PREPARED 20 000 GIFTS TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL THOSE WHO TRY THEIR SKILL AT GAME STALLS. THE GIFTS WILL BE GIVEN OUT ON THE BASIS OF POINTS SCORED.

THP FUN FAIR WILL INCLUDE AN AIR-INFLATED ELEPHANT PLAYHOUSE AND A HUGE PUBLICITY BALLOON.

/TO HELP

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

1U

TO HELP ENHANCE CIVIC AWARENESS AND THE SPIRIT OF^C IV I C^ ( r (

riWIEuKa®*

ADM ISSI ON-GAMESTALL TICKETS FOR THE AVAILABLE AT THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE

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CIVIC FUN DAY ARE NOW AND SUB-OFFICES.

STUDENTS TO HELP BEAUTIFY ENVIRONMENT X * * *

FIVE HUNDRED TSUEN WAN STUDENTS WILL TAKE PART IN A SEED PLANTING AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT EXERCISE AT THE TAI MO SHAN COUNTRY PARK ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 13) AS PART OF THE DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD, MR CHAU HOW-CHEN, DISTRICT OFFICER MR ANGUS MIU, AND COUNTRY PARKS MANAGEMENT OFFICER OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, MR YEUNG KAKUI, WILL OFFICIATE AT A CEREMONY TO BEGIN THE EXERCISE.

A CARNIVAL WILL LATER BE HELD AT THE SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND AND WILL INCLUDE GAME STALLS, A FLOWER DISPLAY AND PAINTING BY STUDENTS.

THE PAINTINGS WILL EVENTUALLY BE DISPLAYED AT THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEED PLANTING AT TAI MO SHAN COUNTRY PARK AT 9.30 AM ON SATURDAY AND THE CARNIVAL TO BEGIN AT 2 PM AT THE SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND.

A COACH TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO TAI MO SHAN COUNTRY PARK WILL LEAVE THE CARPARK OF PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE, AT 60 TAI HO ROAD, TSUEN WAN AT 9 AM.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1986

15

LAND FOR SEAMEN’S TRAINING CENTRE BEING RECLAIMED

*****

WORK HAS STARTED ON CONSTRUCTING A STORMWATER BOX CULVERT AND THE ASSOCIATED RECLAMATION AT THE SOUTH-EASTERN PORTION OF TAI LAM BAY IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

UNDER A $7.7 MILLION CONTRACT AWARDED BY THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT, A THREE-CELL STORMWATER BOX CULVERT ABOUT 135 METRES IN LENGTH, WILL BE BUILT AND ABOUT HALF A HECTARE OF FORESHORE AMD SEABED RECLAIMED.

WHE COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR, THE CULVERT AND RECLAMATION WILL FORM AN EXTENSION TO THE EXISTING RECLAMATION WHICH IS TO ACCOMMODATE THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S PERMANENT SEAMEN’S TRAINING CENTRE NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN CENTRAL, WAN CHAI

***■*■ *

NO VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT FROM EASTBOUND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL INTO MORRISON STREET FROM 10 AM ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) FOR ROAD WORKS IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL.

THE MEASURE WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS.

MEANWHILE, THE SLIP ROAD LINKING VICTORIA PARK ROAD TO INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 8 AM AND 1 PM ON THE SAME DAY FOR THE INSTALLATION OF CABLES FOR AREA TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON WESTBOUND VICTORIA PARK ROAD HEADING FOR INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE THE ENTRANCE AT THE JUNCTION OF PERCIVAL STREET AND INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

UNIVERSITY PUNNING COMMITTEE APPOINTED................... 1

ACADEMIC AWARDS PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRLIAN NAiJED ..... 2

BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS IN SCHOOIS DECREASE................... 3

REPORT ON DEUNQUEST BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS ................ 4

EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS FOR JULY RELEASED ............. 5

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH HELPS PREVENT CRIME.................. 12

47 HONOUR FOR SAVING LIVES .............................. 13

ANTI-SI POKING RALLY OPEN TO ALL......................... 14

BOOKMARKS ILLUSTRATE RISKS OF SMOKING.................... 14

REGIONAL COUNCIL CLEAN-UP GETS UNDERWAY ................. 15

SOUTHERN DB STARTS CITIZEN OF THE MONTH AWARD............ 16

NOMINATION FOR DB BY-ELECTION............................ 17

GERMAN EXPERT GIVES LECTURE ON PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION...... 17

LANTERN CARNIVALS ORGANISED FOR RESIDENTS ............... 18

FESTIVAL TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR ISLAND...... 19

ENTRY DEADLINE FOR POLO HARBOUR SWIM .................... 22

JOYFUL WALK AROUND PEAK FOR ELDERLY...................... 22

VOLUNTARY WORKERS SOUGHT FOR TAI PO PROJECT ............. 23

MORE LAND TO BE FORMED AT TAI PO ........................ 24

WONG TAI SIN PSPS SITE FOR SALE ......................... 25

ROADSIDE AMENITY SPOT FOR SAU MAU PING................... 25

YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSES WITH PHOTO EXHIBITION............. 26

PHOTO COMPETITION FOR ALL ............................... 26

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF JARDINE’S BAZAAR ................... 27

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1536

- 1 -UNIVERSITY PLANNING COMMITTEE APPOINTED *****

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE OF THE THIRD UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED WITH THE APPOINTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN AND 16 MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE. DETAILS OF THE APPOINTMENTS WERE GAZETTED TODAY (FRIDAY).

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER MR CHENG HON-KWAN HAS BEEN APPOINTED DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE. HE IS AN ENGINEER BY PROFESSION AND HAS BEEN SERVING ON A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.

THE LOCAL LAY MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ARE* MR CHAN NAI-KEONG, FORMER SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS AND A FELLOW OF THE HONG KONG INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS* MR STEPHEN CHEONG KAM-CHUEN, LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER AND AN INDUSTRIALIST* MR JACLAND LAI CHAK-LUN, HEADMASTER OF DIOCESAN BOYS’ SCHOOL* MRS ALICE PIERA LAM LEE KIU-YUE, A BANKER AND A MEMBER OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSION* MR LAU WAH-SUM, A COMPANY MANAGING DIRECTOR WHO ALSO SERVES AS TREASURER FOR THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE AND THE COUNCIL CF THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE* MR ANDREW LI KWOK-NANG, A BARRISTER AND ALSO A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE, AND MR STEPHEN POON KWOK-LIM, DIVISIONAL MANAGER OF THE CHINA LIGHT AND POWER CO. LTD.

THE FOUR OVERSEAS ACADEMICS ON THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ARE: DR LINDSAY MICHAEL BIRT, VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES AND A PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY- PROFESSOR GORDON ROBERT HIGGINSON, PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING AT DURHAM UNIVERSITY; PROFESSOR PETER GERALD MOORE, PROFESSOR OF STATISTICS AND OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND DEPUTY PRINCIPAL OF THE LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL * AND DR WOO CHIA—WEI, PRESIDENT AND PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS OF SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY. ’

THE REST OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE LOCAL ACADEMICS FROM THE TWO UNIVERSITIES, THE TWO POLYTECHNICS AND THE HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE.

THEY ARE PROFESSOR CHEN TIEN—CH I, HEAD OF UNITED COLLEGE, CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG AND PROFESSOR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ELECTRONICS! PROFESSOR CHEUNG YAU-KAI, DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING. UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG* DR Y.K. FAN, DEAN OF FACULTY OF BUSINESS, HONG KONG BAPTIST COLLEGE* MR KEITH NIGEL HOUGHTON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (ADM INISTRATION)/SECRETARY TO COUNCIL OF THE CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG* AND DR JOSHUA WONG SOOK-LEUNG, HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING, HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC.

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE, CHAIRED BY SIR SZE-YUEN CHUNG, wILL ADVISE THE GOVERNMENT ON VARIOUS MATTERS CONCERNING THE THIRD UNIVERSITY INCLUDING ITS NAME AND THE LEGISLATION REQUIRED, THE ADMINISTRATIVE FRAMEWORK, THE DETAILED ACADEMIC PROFILE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND THE PROGRAMME OF CONSTRUCTION.

THE THIRD UNIVERSITY IS INTENDED TO BE A GROUPING OF PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS EMPHASISING SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY, MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS STUDIES HAVING ITS FIRST INTAKE NO LATER THAN THE 1994-97 TRI ENN I UM.

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ACADEMIC AWARDS PLANNING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN NAMED * * * * *

A RENOWNED BRITISH ACADEMIC, DR DAVID BETHEL, HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO CHAIR THE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC AWARDS. HIS APPOINTMENT, PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY), WILL BE FOR A TFR-- OF ONE YEAR FROM JULY 1, 1986 TO JUNE 30, 1987.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT DR BETHEL, DIRECTOR OF THE LEICESTER POLYTECHNIC SINCE 1973, HAS BEEN THE CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED KINGDOM COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARDS COMMITTEE FOR ART AND DESIGN AND RESEARCH DEGREES SUB-COMMITTEE (ART AND DESIGN) IN THE UNITED KINGDOM FROM 1975.

A GRADUATE OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND COLLEGE OF ART IN BRISTOL UNIVERSITY, DR BETHEL HAS SERVED WITH VARIOUS EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS INCLUDING THE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ART EDUCATION, NATIONAL ADVANCED COMMITTEE FOR ART EDUCATION.

DR BETHEL’S LINK WITH HONG KONG DATES BACK TO 1974 WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED BRITISH COUNCIL ADVISER TO THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT. HE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE SINCE 1982.

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE’S FORMATION WAS ANNOUNCED IN MAY THIS YEAR. IT IS TASKED TO CONSIDER IN DETAIL HOW FULL LOCAL VALIDATION OF DEGREES AWARDED BY NON-UNI VERS ITY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN HONG KONG MIGHT BEST BE ARRANGED AND MANAGED.

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TH£ LOCAL VALIDATION BODY WAS PROMPTED BY THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DEGREE COURSE PROPOSALS FROM NON-UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS REQUIRING VALIDATION AND THE SUBSEQUENT DEMAND FOR RE-VALIDATION.

AT PRESENT, SUCH DEGREE COURSE PROPOSALS ARE FORWARDED TO THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE WHICH DETERMINES WHETHER THE UNITED KINGDOM COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL ACADEMIC AWARDS SHOULD BE ASKED TO ASSESS THE PROPOSALS.

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL REPORT ITS ADVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT WITHIN NINE MONTHS OF ITS ESTABLISHMENT.

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BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS IN SCHOOLS DECREASE * * * *

THE INCIDENCE OF UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN 1984-85 DECREASED 3.5 PER CENT WHEN COMPARED WITH THE YEAR EEFORE, A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS REVEALED. THIS IS THE THIRD SUCH SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE COMMITTEE.

ABOUT 6.5 PER CENT OF THE SECONDARY SCHOOL POPULATION WAS INVOLVED IN UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR. THE LEVEL WAS THE SAME AS IN THE PREVIOUS TWO SURVEYS CARRIED OUT IN 1982 AND 1983. THE 1984-85 SURVEY COVERED ALL SECONDARY DAY SCHOOLS IN HONG KONG AND THERE WAS A 99 PER CENT RESPONSE RATE.

OF THE 144 977 INCIDENTS REPORTED IN THE 1984-85 SCHOOL YEAR, 127 752 (88 PER CENT) WERE CLASSIFIED AS UNRULY BEHAVIOUR, THE MORE COMMON TYPES BEING HABITUAL LATENESS (19.1 PER CENT), DISCIPLINARY OFFENCES TO ATTRACT ATTENTION (17.4 PER CENT) AND INSOLENT OR REBELLIOUS BEHAVIOUR (15.2 PER CENT).

THE REMAINING 17 225 CASES, ACCOUNTING FOR 12 PER CENT OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INCIDENTS REPORTED, RELATED TO DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR; THE MORE COMMON TYPES BEING ACTS OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE (29.Q PER CENT) OF DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR), GAMBLING (24.2 PER CENT) AND STEALING (23.5 PER CENT).

WHILE MOST TYPES OF UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR SHOWED A DROP WHEN COMPARED WITH 1983-84, POSSESSION OF PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS REGISTERED A 178 PER CENT INCREASE. THERE WERE 1 501 CASES REPORTED IN 1984-85 COMPARED WITH 540 THE PREVIOUS YEAR. THIS IS PROBABLY DUE TO THE XVA(LABILITY OF SUCH MATERIALS ON SALE AT NEWS STANDS.

AN EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE RATE OF INCREASE IN POSSESSION OF PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS LEVELLED OFF IN THE LAST ROUND OF THE 1984-85 SURVEY.

THIS WAS POSSIBLY DUE TO THE EFFECT OF POLICE ACTION TO CRACK DOWN ON OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS STARTING IN MAY 1985 AND THE MORE STRINGENT MEASURES ADOPTED BY SCHOOLS TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM.

AS IN THE PREVIOUS TWO SURVEYS, THE ONE FOR 1984-85 SHOWED THAT PUPILS IN FORM/MIDDLE I TO I I I, IN PARTICULAR THOSE IN FORM/MIDDLE II, WERE MORE PRONE TO COMMITTING UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR.

+T0 ASSIST SCHOOLS TO DEAL WITH THESE PROBLEMS, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN GIVING ADVICE TO SCHOOLS ON WAYS CF ORGANISING GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING SYSTEMS WITHIN SCHOOLS,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

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Tn IS IS IN ADDITION TO ON-GOING PREVENTIVE PROGRAMMES AND ACTIVITIES IN LINE WITH MEASURES RECOMMENDED IN THE GUIDELINES ON MORAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS AND IN THE REFERENCE MATERIALS ON' MORAL EDUCATION WHICH ARE ISSUED TO ALL SCHOOLS FROM TIME TO TIME.

♦FURTHERMORE, THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN GIVING MORE GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS IN RESPECT OF REMEDIAL TEACHING AND COOPERATING WITH THE NEwLY-FORMED HONG KONG EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS’ ASSOCIATION ON STRENGTHENING EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN SCHOOLS.

♦PLANS ARE ALSO IN HAND TO INTRODUCE A SCHOOL SUPPORT TEAM, INITIALLY ON AN EXPERIMENTAL BASIS, TO HELP INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS TO HANDLE BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS.+

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REPORT ON DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS * * * * *

THE REPORT ON THE SURVEY OF UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR CF PUPILS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS, 1984-85, WHICH WAS COMPILED BY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON UNRULY AND DELINQUENT BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOLS, WILL BE RELEASED THIS (FRIDAY) AFTERNOON. ♦

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SCHOOLS), MR S.W. WONG, AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (SERVICES), MR S.K. LEUNG, WILL ANNOUNCE THE FINDINGS OF THE SURVEY AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT 4 PM AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, THIRD FLOOR, HYSAN AVENUE, CAUSEWAY BAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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EXTERNAL TRADE STATISTICS FOR JULY RELEASED

* X * *

TOTAL MERCHANDISE TRADE IN JANUARY TO JULY 1986, VALUED AT $290 7q4 MILLION, INCREASED BY 10 PER CENT COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, ACCORDING TO STATISTICS RELEASED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, DOMESTIC EXPORTS INCREASED BY 11 PER CENT TO $79 644 MILLION WHILE RE-EXPORTS INCREASED BY 3 PER CENT TO $63 596 MILLION, SO THAT FOR TOTAL EXPORTS, THE TRADE VALUE INCREASED BY 7 PER CENT. IMPORTS INCREASED BY 12 PER CENT TO $147 494 MILLION.

TRADE STATISTICS PRESENTED HERE ARE MEASURED AT CURRENT PRICES AND NO ACCOUNT HAS BEEN TAKEN OF THE CHANGES IN PRICES BETWEEN THE PERIODS OF COMPARISON. A SEPARATE ANALYSIS OF THE PRICE AND VOLUME MOVEMENTS OF EXTERNAL TRADE FOR JANUARY TO JULY 1986 WILL BE RELEASED IN EARLY OCTOBER.

THE CHANGES IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 1 WHICH TOGETHER WITH OTHER STATISTICAL TABLES WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK AND ALSO BOXED FOR COLLECTION.

COMPARING THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE U.S. INCREASED BY 8 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $964 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT) 5 MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND PARTS AND ACCESSORIES THEREOF (BY $590 MILLION OR 11 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $316 MILLION OR 16 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $196 MILLION OR 6 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $74 MILLION OR 18 PER CENT).

ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO CHINA DECREASED BY 3 PER CENT IN VALUE. DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN MOST COMMODITIES, NAMELY OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $849 MILLION OR 89 PER CENT) j TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $472 MILLION OR 29 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $194 MILLION OR 28 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES

(BY $601 MILLION OR 55 PER CENT) AND MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $143 MILLION OR 12 PER CENT).

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ON THE SAME BASIS OF COMPARISON, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS FROM JAPAN WAS DOWN BY 4 PER CENT. DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY Si 574 MILLION OR PER CENT). TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY Si 010 MILLION OR 25 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $863 MILLION OR 46 PER CENT).

ON THE OTHER HAND, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILES (RY *705 MILLION OR 19 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $508 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT).

IMPORTS FROM THE U.S. DROPPED BY 3 PER CENT IN VALUE, WITH DECREASES REGISTERED FOR OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $357 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT): TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (RY '152 MILLION OR 84 PER CENT) AS WELL AS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (RY 1142 MILLION OR 8 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $184 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY ,‘128 MILLION OR 137 PER CENT).

OVERALL VALUE OF IMPORTS FRO1^ TAIWAN WAS LITTLE CHANGED ’■r -CREASES WERE RECORDED IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS A’D APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $427 MILLION ?R ' PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY -.239 MILLION OR 61 PER CENT). AS FOR IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE A FALL OF 7 FER CENT IN VALUE WAS OBSERVED.

DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $724 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $228 MILLION OR 47 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE REGISTERED -OR IMPORTS PROM TAIWAN 0- textiles (BY $594 MILLION OR 14 PER CENT) AND FOR IMPORTS FROM SINGAPORE OF ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AMD ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF <3Y $208 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT).

TABLE 4 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN IMPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPO’Tc TO THE TEN MAJOR MARKETS ARE SHOWN IN TABLE 5.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY BY 31 PER CENT IN VALUE. INCREASES WERE RECORDED !' CLOTHING (BY *779 MlL.iC:; OR 32 PER CENT)- OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY *258 MILLION OR 189 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $132 MILLION OR 36 PER CENT).

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HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR METALLIFEROUS ORES AND METAL SCRAP (BY $85 MILLION OR 85 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TEXTILES (BY $5 MILLION OR 7 PER CENT).

THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM WAS UP BY 12 PER CENT, WITH INCREASES RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY 5612 MILLION OR 31 PER CENT) AND TEXTILES (BY $101 MILLION OR 43 PER CENT). DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN INCREASED BY 19 PER CENT IN VALUE, WITH INCREASES RECORDED IN CLOTHING (BY $115 MILLION OR 15 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITH AND SILVERSMITH WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS (BY $112 MILLION OR 26 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO THE UNITED KINGDOM OF OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $214 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT) AND FOR DOMESTIC EXPORTS TO JAPAN OF ARTIFICIAL RESINS, PLASTIC MATERIALS, CELLULOSE ESTERS AND ETHERS (BY $39 MILLION OR 51 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 SIGNIFICANTLY BY 37 PER CENT IN VALUE IN THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1986 AS COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR. INCREASES WERE REGISTERED POR TEXTILES (BY $3 076 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT) . CLOTHING (BY $3 010 MILLION OR 57 PER'CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $1 016 MILLION OR 48 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $412 MILLION OR 32 PER CENT) AS WELL AS PETROLEUM, PETROLEUM PRODUCTS AND RELATED MATERIALS (BY $237 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

COMPARING THE FIRST SEVEN MONTHS OF 1986 WITH THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR, THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO CHINA DECREASED BY 26 PER CENT. ANALYSED BY COMMODITY, DECREASES WERE RECORDED IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND SOUND RECORDING AND REPRODUCING APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT (BY $2 368 MILLION OR 64 PER CENT). ROAD VEHICLES, INCLUDING AIR CUSHION VEHICLES (BY $1 641 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT) AS WELL AS OFFICE MACHINES AND AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT (BY $1 580 MILLION OR 73 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $445 MILLION OR 8 PER CENT) AS WELL AS LEATHER. LEATHER MANUFACTURES AND DRESSED FUR SKINS (BY $319 MILLION OR 188 PER CENT).

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OVER THE SAME PERIOD, RE-EXPORTS TO THE U.S. INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY BY 38 PER CENT IN VALUE. COMMODITIES WITH INCREASES INCLUDED CLOTHING (BY $1 851 MILLION OR 89 PER CENT)f MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY BABY CARRIAGES, TOYS, GAMES AND SPORTING GOODS (BY $608 MILLION OR 34 PER CENT) AS WELL AS TRAVEL GOODS, HANDBAGS AND SIMILAR CONTAINERS (BY $144 MILLION OR 21 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $65 MILLION OR 22 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MEDICINAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS (BY $46 MILLION OR 72 PER CENT).

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS TO JAPAN WAS UP BY 6 PER CENT. INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN NON-METALLIC MINERAL MANUFACTURES (BY $126 MILLION OR 49 PER CENT), PHOTOGRAPHIC APPARATUS, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AND OPTICAL GOODS, WATCHES AND CLOCKS (BY $108 MILLION OR 78 PER CENT) AS WELL AS MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED ARTICLES, INCLUDING MAINLY JEWELLERY, GOLDSMITH AND SILVERSMITH WARES AND OTHER ARTICLES OF PRECIOUS OR SEMI-PRECIOUS MATERIALS (BY $107 MILLION OR 82 PER CENT).

HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR TEXTILE FIBRES (OTHER THAN WOOL TOPS) AND THEIR WASTES (BY $260 MILLION OR 79 PER CENT) AS WELL AS NON-FERROUS METALS (BY $249 MILLION OR 80 PER CENT).

RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN RECORDED A 28 PER CENT INCREASE. THERE WERE INCREASES IN ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $379 MILLION OR 57 PER CENT) AS WELL AS DYEING, TANNING AND COLOURING MATERIALS (BY $64 MILLION OR 53 PER CENT). OVERALL RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY BY 57 PER CENT.

INCREASES WERE RECORDED IN TEXTILES (BY $443 MILLION OR 99 PER CENT) AND ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, APPARATUS AND APPLIANCES AND ELECTRICAL PARTS THEREOF (BY $292 MILLION OR 98 PER CENT). HOWEVER, DECREASES WERE REGISTERED FOR RE-EXPORTS TO TAIWAN OF FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSCS AND PREPARATIONS THEREOF (BY $79 MILLION OR 42 PER CENT) AND FOR RE-EXPORTS TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA OF COFFEE, TEA, COCOA, SPICES AND MANUFACTURES THEREOF (BY $40 MILLION OR 72 PER CENT).

TABLE 6 ILLUSTRATES THE CHANGES IN RE-EXPORTS BY MAJOR COMMODITY DIVISION.

THE JULY 1986 ISSUE OF THE +HONG KONG TRADE STATISTICS -SUMMARY* WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE ON SEPTEMBER 20 AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AT $5 PER COPY. A MORE COMPREHENSIVE REPORT, + HONG KONG EXTERNAL TRADE*, WITH A DETAILED ANALYSIS OF IMPORTS, EXPORTS AND RE-EXPORTS IN JULY 1936 WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE IN EARLY OCTOBER AT $13.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES REGARDING REGULAR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THESE REPORTS MAY BE DIRECTED TO THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT BASKERVILLE HOUSE, HONG KONG, ON 5-214375 AND ENQUIRIES ON TRADE STATISTICS TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON 5-444436.

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Table 1: Domestic - 9 -exports by ten major markets

Major Jan-Jul 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Jul 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase (HKD Mn.) Percentage Increase ( % )

U.S.A 33,778 31,369 2,410 8

China 8,905 9,202 -297 -3

F.R. of Germany 5,652 4,326 1,326 31

U.K. 5,196 4,657 540 12

Japan 2,891 2,435 456 19

Canada 2,706 2,375 331 14

Australia 1,770 1,874 -104 -6

Singapore 1,486 1,274 212 17

Netherlands 1,377 1,164 213 18

France 1,367 961 406 42

Table 2:

by major commodity division

Domestic exports

Commodity division

Jan-Jul

1986 (HKD Mn.)

Jan-Jul Increase Percentage

1985 Increase

(HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn. ) ( % )

Articles of apparel

and clothing accessories • 27,108 24,130 2.977 12

Miscellaneous manufactured articles (mainly baby carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 12,975 11,403 1,572 14

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies, optical goods, watches and clocks 6,813 5,598 1,214 22

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances, and electrical parts thereof 5.890 5.990 -100 -2

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 5,509 5,181 328 6

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products 5,430 4,229 1.201 28

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Table Major Supplier 3 Imports Jan-Jul 1986 (HKD Mn.) from ten major suppliers Percentage Increase ( % )

Jan-Jul 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase (HKD Mn.)

China 42,022 30,690 11,332 37 i

Japan 30,910 32.041 -1,131 -4

U.S.A. 12,618 13,034 -416 -3

Taiwan 12,457 12,463 -6 -*

Singapore 6,099 6,582 -483 -7

Republic of Korea 5,670 5,230 440 8

U.K. 5,190 4,559 631 14

F.R. of Germany 4,377 3,773 604 16

Switzerland 2,954 1.878 1,076 57

Italy 2,334 1,902 433 23

* less than 0. 5%

Table 4 : Imports by major commodity division

Commodity division Jan-Jul 1986 (HKD Mn.) Jan-Jul 1985 (HKD Mn.) Increase (HKD Mn.) Percentage Increase ( % )

Textile yarn,fabrics, made-up articles and related products » 23,161 18.176 4,985 27

Electrical machinery, apparatus and appliances and electrical parts thereof » 12,386 11,730 657 6

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories 9,906 6,555 3,651 51

Photographic apparatus, equipment and supplies optical goods, watches and clocks > 8,945 7,182 1,764 25

Miscellaneous rmufactured articles (mainly_b_aby_ carriages,toys,games and sporting goods) 7,477 6,099 1,378 23

Telecommunications and sound recording and reproducing apparatus and equipment 6,745 7.714 -968 -13

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Table 5: Re-exports by ten major markets

Major Market •Ian-Jul Jan-Jul Increase Percentage

1986 1985 Increase

(HKD Mn ) [HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) ( % )

Cnina 21,097 28,575 -7.478 -26 1

U.S.A. 11,130 8,074 3,055 38

Japan 3,316 3, 128 188 6

Taiwan 3,265 2,551 714 28

Republic of Korea 3, 194 2,036 1,158 57

Singapore 2,928 2,340 588 25

Macau 1,503 1,609 -106 -7

Indonesia 1,348 1,560 -212 -14

F.R. of Germany 1,312 717 595 83

Saudi Arabia 1,175 789 386 49

Table 6: Re-exports by major commodity division

Commodity Jan-Jul Jan-Jul Increase Percentage

division 1986 1985 Increase 1

(HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) (HKD Mn.) ( % )

Textile yarn,fabrics,

made-up articles and

related products 10,488 8,786 1,701 19

Articles of apparel

and clothing

accessories 6,631 4,130 2,501 61 1

Electrical machinery,

apparatus and appliances,

and electrical parts

thereof 5,085 5,802 -717 -12 1

Miscellaneous manufactured

articles (mainly baby

carriages,toys,games < _ 1

and sporting goods) 4,897 3,914 983 25 1

Telecommunications and

sound recording and

reproducing apparatus

and equipment 3,046 4,731 -1,685 -36 1

Photographic apparatus,

equipment and supplies

optical goods,

watches and clocks 3.015 3.193 -178 ■•ft -6 1

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH HELPS PREVENT CRIME * * * * *

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME HAS HAD A POSITIVE EFFECT IN PREVENTING CRIME AND ALSO FOSTERED CLOSER TIES BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS, THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, SAID TODAY (FRIDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE SECOND PHASE OF THE DISTRICT’S NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME, MR GARCIA SAID THE CRIME RATE AT BUILDINGS UNDER THE SCHEME HAD DECREASED.

HE SAID IT WAS VERY ENCOURAGING THAT THE SCHEME HAD BEEN WELL ACCEPTED BY RESIDENTS SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION LAST YEAR.

+ THE BASIC OBJECTIVE OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME IS TO MOBILISE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO HELP THEMSELVES TO DEFEAT CRIMINALS BY FORMING CLOSE-KNIT UNITS IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS,+ HE POINTED OUT.

FOUR MORE BLOCKS OF RESIDENTIAL PREMISES IN WAN CHAI HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FOR THE SCHEME’S SECOND PHASE. THEY ARE CHEONG HING BUILDING, KAM KWONG BUILDING, KING CHEUNG BUILDING AND PO MING BUILDING.

MR GARCIA EXPLAINED THAT THE SCHEME WAS DESIGNED TO INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE POTENTIAL RISK TO PROPERTY AND TO GENERATE A STRONGER AND MORE COHESIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS IN THE PREVENTION OF CRIME IN RESIDENTIAL PREMISES.

HE ALSO SAID THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH UNITS REQUIRED ASSISTANCE FROM AREA COMMITTEES, OWNERS INCORPORATIONS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, IN ADDITION TO THE SUPPORT THEY RECEIVED FROM THE POLICE AND THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

MR GARCIA ADDED THAT PARTICIPATION REFLECTED NOT ONLY MUTUAL TRUST AND CO-OPERATION AMONG RESIDENTS BUT ALSO THEIR DETERMINATION TO FIGHT CRIME.

OTHER GUESTS OFFICIATING AT THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY INCLUDED THE WAN CHAI POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR LAU TO-YEE } WAN CHAI POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, MR LAU KIN-YEUKj ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA WONG) CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR CHENG HOK-YIN) DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY LAM AND THE FIVE CHAIRMEN OF THE DISTRICT’S AREA

COMMITTEES.

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47 HONOURED FOR SAV I ;G LIVES * * * * *

-ORTY-SEVEN GOVERNMENT LIFE GUARDS AND CIVIC-MINDED CITIZENS '■;"RE TODAY (FRIDAY) PRAISED FOR THEIR BRAVERY IN SAVING LIFE AT SEA, AT SWIMMING POOLS AND AT PUBLIC BEACHES LAST YEAR.

+TOGETHER, THEY SAVED THE LIVES OF 108 PEOPLE. THEIR SELFLESSNESS AND COURAGE IN RISKING THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR FELLOW MEN WILL SET AN EXAMPLE FOR US ALL,+ SAID THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE.

IN RECOGNITION OF THEIR DEEDS, DR LEE PRESENTED TO THEM THE RESCUE STAR, AN HONOUR AWARDED FOR RESCUING PEOPLE IN DISTRESS AT SEA OR AT PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS. THE CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB IN REPULSE BAY.

AMONG THE 47 RECIPIENTS WERE 25 LIFE GUARDS OF THE URBAN SERVICES AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENTS, 10 FROM THE HONG KONG LIFE GUARD CLUB, SEVEN FISHERMEN AND FIVE OTHER PUBLIC-SPIRITED CITIZENS.

DR LEE SAID THE ANNUAL AWARD PRESENTATION WAS INITIATED IN 1962 JOINTLY BY THE CLUB AND THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT TO ENCOURAGE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, FISHERMEN IN PARTICULAR, TO PARTICIPATE IN SEA RESCUE AND LIFE SAVING ENDEAVOURS.

+SINCE THEN, A TOTAL OF 727 RESCUE STARS HAVE BEEN AWARDED BY THE CLUB,+ HE SAID.

OVER THE PAST YEAR, DR LEE SAID, THE CLUB CONTINUED ITS DEDICATION TO PROMOTING LIFE SAVING AT SEA AND AT SWIMMING POOLS BY MAKING VOLUNTEER LIFE GUARDS AVAILABLE.

THE CLUB HAD ALSO ACTIVELY PROMOTED SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMMES DESIGNED TO INCREASE AN AWARENESS OF SAFETY AT SEA. THESE PROGRAMMES, INVOLVING OVER 13 000 YOUNG PEOPLE, INCLUDED COURSES ON LIFE-SAVING AND FIRST-AID, AND WATER SPORTS COMPETITIONS.

+ALL THIS ADDS UP TO A VERY IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENT BY THE CLUB AND I FEEL THAT ITS MEMBERS’ WHICH ARE ALL VOLUNTARY, CERTAINLY DESERVE A VOTE OF APPRECIATION FOR THEIR VALUABLE CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO OUR COMMON ITY,+ DR LEE ADDED.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1986

ANTI-SMOKING RALLY OPEN TO ALL * * * X

ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN AN ANTISMOKING MASS RALLY TO BE HELD AT KOWLOON PARK, TSIM SHA TSUI, ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) AFTERNOON.

THE RALLY, ORGANISED BY THE ANTI-SMOKING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE TO BEGIN THIS YEAR’S ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN, WILL PROMOTE THE +DON’T SMOKE+ MESSAGE.

A COMMITTFF SPOKESMAN SAID BOTH SMOKERS AND NON-SMOKERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THE RALLY, WHICH WILL RUN FROM 1 PM TO 4.30 PM.

THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES GAMES STALLS, EXHIBITIONS, T-SHIRT SILK-SCREENING SERVICE, HEALTH TESTS, AND A PARADE BY RALLY PARTICIPANTS ALONG AN ORGANISED ROUTE WITHIN THE PARK. POPULAR SINGERS AND DISC JOCKEYS WILL ALSO BE TAKING PART IN THE RALLY.

+THE PUBLIC MAY TAKE PART IN ALL THE PROGRAMMES AND COLLECT SOUVENIR PUBLICITY MATERIALS, SUCH AS BOOKMARKS, CAPS, BADGES AND LEAFLETS FREE OF CHARGE,* THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+THOSE WHO WISH TO JOIN THE PARADE MAY BRING ALONG THEIR PLACARDS BEARING ANTI-SMOKING SLOGANS OR PICTURES AND BE AT THE FOOTBALL PITCHES IN THE PARK AT 2 PM,+ HE ADDED.

THE PARADE, TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE CAPE COLLINSON MARCHING BAND WILL BE LED BY THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, AND LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBER, DR CHIU HIN-KWONG.

REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS DISTRICTS, GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, UNIFORMED YOUTH GROUPS AND THE WAI YIN CLUB WILL PARTICIPATE.

THE PARADE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VARIETY SHOW STAGED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AS PART OF THE +INFORMATION ’86+ RADIO SERIES.

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BOOKMARKS ILLUSTRATE RISKS OF SMOKING * * * *

BOOKMARKS WITH CREATIVE DESIGNS BY STUDENTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO PARTICIPANTS IN THE ANTI-SMOKING RALLY TO BE HELD AT KOWLOON PARK ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14).

A TOTAL OF 240 000 BOOKMARKS, IN SIX DIFFERENT DESIGNS ON THE THEME THAT SMOKING IS HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH, HAVE BEEN PRINTED FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION TO DRAW PEOPLE’S ATTENTION TO THE RISKS OF SMOKING.

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THE SIX DESIGNS WERE CHOSEN IN A COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT IN SUPPORT CF THE ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN. AROUND 600 ENTRIES WERE SUBMITTED.

THE WINNER OF THE SENIOR SECONDARY SECTION, LO YIN-SHAN, A FORM FIVE STUDENT AT ST CATHERINE’S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS IN KWUN TONG, SUBMITTED AN ENTRY PORTRAYING A CIGARETTE BUTT PROJECTING AS A BULLET FROM A PISTOL WITH THE MESSAGE +CIGARETTE - LETHAL KILLER+.

THE JUNIOR SECONDARY SECTION WINNER WAS CHAN SIU-FUN, IN FORM THREE AT TANG SHIU KIN VICTORIA TECHNICAL SCHOOL. HER ENTRY WAS A SKETCH OF A FAMILY OF FOUR ON A PIECE OF PAPER BEING BURNED UP BY A CIGARETTE AGAINST A CRIMSON BACKGROUND OF +N0 SMOKING+ SIGNS. THE MESSAGE WAS +FOR YOUR OWN SAKE AND FOR OTHERS’, DON’T SMOKE+.

THE ENTRIES OF THE FIRST TWO RUNNERS UP IN EACH SECTION WERE ALSO SELECTED TO BE BOOKMARK DESIGNS.

THE SIX SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE PRIZES AT SUNDAY’S RALLY, WHICH WILL START AT 1 PM.

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REGIONAL COUNCIL CLEAN-UP GETS UNDERWAY

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THE REGIONAL COUNCIL IS CARRYING OUT A CLEAN-UP BLITZ ON ALL BUILT-UP AREAS UNDER ITS CONTROL.

THE THREE-PRONGED OPERATION IS AN ATTACK ON RUBBISH AROUND LITTERBINS, REFUSE ON CANOPIES AND UNSIGHTLY POSTERS IN PUBLIC PLACES.

REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OFFICERS ARE ISSUING WARNINGS TO THOSE SPOTTED LEAVING +LAP SAP+ NEAR LITTERBINS AND FOLLOWING UP WITH PROSECUTION IF INDIVIDUALS DO NOT COMPLY.

AT THE SAME TIME THEY ARE INSPECTING BUILDINGS FOR ACCUMULATIONS OF LITTER ON CANOPIES AND ISSUING +GREEN NOTICES* TO RESIDENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE CANOPIES.

MEANWHILE, RSD CLEANSING STAFF ARE BUSY REMOVING UNSIGHTLY POSTERS FROM PUBLIC PLACES.

CALLED THE +TOWN PHASE* OF THE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN CAMPAIGN, THE SWEEP IS COMPLEMENTED BY A SIMILAR BLITZ NOW UNDERWAY IN THE AREAS UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE URBAN COUNCIL.

THE BLITZ WILL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED IN ALL NINE NEW TERRITORIES DISTRICTS BY THE END OF OCTOBER.

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SOUTHERN DB STARTS CITIZEN OF THE MONTH AWARD )U * * *

A +CITIZEN OF THE MONTH+ AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO AN OUTSTANDING RESIDENT FROM EACH OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT’S SIX AREAS FROM SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER TO PROMOTE CIVIC AWARENESS IN THE DISTRICT.

THIS WAS ANNOUNCED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, MR PAUL YOUNG, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (FRIDAY).

MR YOUNG DESCRIBED THE AWARD SCHEME AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE DISTRICT’S LENGTHY CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WHICH WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THREE PHASES BEGINNING THIS MONTH.

THE COMMUNITY BUILD I NG COMMITTEE HAS ENDORSED SPENDING ABOUT 360 000 ON PHASE ONE WHICH WILL RUN UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER.

THE COMMITTEE WILL BE ASSISTED IN CARRYING OUT PHASE ONE ACTIVITIES BY CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS FORMED UNDER THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES.

THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS WILL ALSO VET THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE MODEL CITIZEN AWARD FOR THEIR AREAS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE’S SELECTION BOARD.

CANDIDATES FOR THE AWARD MUST EITHER LIVE, STUDY OR WORK IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT, BE TRUSTWORTHY, AND KNOW THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF A CITIZEN.

THEY SHOULD HAVE A GOOD-UNDERSTAND I NG OF THEIR OWN AREA AND HONG KONG IN GENERAL, AND HAVE DEMONSTRATED CARE AND CONCERN FOR OTHERS IN SOME WORTHY WAY.

THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS WILL BE THE 18TH OF EACH MONTH. NOMINATION FORMS WILL SOON BE OBTAINABLE FROM THE SIX AREA COMMITTEES, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND SUB-OFFICES.

THE CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS WILL ALSO VISIT HOMES AND ORGANISE A SERIES OF AREA PROGRAMMES SUCH AS COURTESY CAMPAIGNS, COMPETITIONS AND CLEAN-UP OPERATIONS TO ENSURE THAT THE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE IS SPREAD WIDELY.

A VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD AT ABERDEEN CENTRE SQUARE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 TO LAUNCH THE CAMPAIGN. THERE WILL BE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMMES, CIVIC EDUCATION QUIZZES, AND A CEREMONY MARKING THE FORMATION OF THE SIX CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS. THE SHOW WILL START AT 4.30 PM.

TO FURTHER PROMOTE CIVIC AWARENESS, THE DISTRICT BOARD PLANS TO SET UP A RESOURCE CENTRE IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE, AND RUN A REGULAR COLUMN ON CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE DISTRICT NEWSPAPER.

PHASE TWO AND THREE OF THE CAMPAIGN, TO BE IMPLEMENTED LATER THIS YEAR AND EARLY NEXT YEAR, WILL INVOLVE THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL AND THE GATHERING OF +FEEDBACK+ FROM RESIDENTS.

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NOMINATION FOR D3 BY-ELECTION

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ONE NOMINATION WAS RECEIVED TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD BY-ELECTION NEXT MONTH IN THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT.

MR SO CHOI-HING, A 42-YEAR-OLD DECORATION TECHNICIAN, WAS NOMINATED FOR THE VACANCY IN THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY.

NOMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES FOR THE VACANCY STARTED TODAY AND WILL LAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER 26.

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GERMAN EXPERT GIVES LECTURE ON PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION * * * *

AN EXPERT FROM THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, PROFESSOR JURGEN ZIMMER, IS CONDUCTING A WORKSHOP ON PRE-SCHOOL CIRRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT.

THE WORKSHOP AIMS AT INTRODUCING TO ATTENDANTS THE CONCEPT OF A SITUATIONAL APPROACH IN PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION WHICH PLACES PRIMARY IMPORTANCE ON RELATING LEARNING TO THE'EVERY-DAY REALITY THAT THE PRE-SCHOOL CHILD ENCOUNTERS.

THIS APPROACH SEES THE CHILD BEING PUT IN A REAL LIFE SITUATION, SUCH AS +IN A HOSPITAL*, +LIVING AT HOME* OR +GETTING LOST* WHEREBY HE IS ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE SITUATION, DEAL WITH IT AND REFLECT, THUS DEVELOPING HIS ABILITY TO HANDLE REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS IN A SELF-ASSURED AND COMPETENT MANNER.

DR ZIMMER IS A PROFESSOR AT THE FREE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN AND HEAD OF THE INSTITUTE FOR INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY.

THOSE ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP INCLUDE STAFF FROM THE CHILD CARE CENTRES INSPECTORATE OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT, TEACHING STAFF FROM THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC AND THE GRANTHAM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, CHILD CARE CENTRE CO-ORDINATORS, AND SUPERVISORS AND STAFF FROM THE KINDERGARTEN INSPECTORATE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT REGULARLY INVITES PROFESSIONAL EXPERTS, BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS, TO CONDUCT STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES TO ENABLE SOCIAL WORKERS TO KEEP ABREAST OF LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN VARIOUS TYPES OF SERVICES ADOPTED ABROAD.

LAST YEAR, TWO MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORK CONSULTANTS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, A FAMILY COUNSELLOR FROM CANADA, A GROUP WORK EXPERT FROM AUSTRALIA AND A GERMAN PROFESSOR SPECIALISING IN THE FIELD OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY WERE INVITED TO GIVE LECTURES.

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lantern carnivals organised for residents * * * *

A3OJT 53 003 KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl RESIDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO TURN _P AT A NUMBER OF CARNIVALS TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 17 AND 19.

THE ACTIVITIES ARE SPONSORED BY THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl n|STRICT BOARD AND JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE AND REGIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR CHENG WING-CHUN, SAID THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION WOULD GIVE RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE IN THE JOY AND FUN OF THE FESTIVAL.

THERE WILL BE GAMESTALLS ON LANTERN RIDDLE, PALMISTRY AND ELECTRONIC GAMES. OTHER PROGRAMMES INCLUDE A LANTERN DESIGN CONTEST, CHESS COMPETITION, A BEER DRINKING CONTEST AND VARIETY SHOWS FEATURING PROFESSIONAL ARTISTES.

THE DATE, TIME AND VENUE OF THE ACTIVITIES ARE:

1) 17/9 WEDNESDAY 7 PM-10 PM CHEUNG CHING ESTATE PLAYGROUND (NEXT TO CHAN LAI SO CHUN MEMORIAL SCHOOL)

2) 18/9 THURSDAY 7 PM-10 PM KWAI CHUNG SPORTS GROUND

q) 19/9 FRIDAY 7 PM-10 PM NO. 9 PLAYGROUND, SHEK

LEI ESTATE

FREE TICKETS FOR THE CARNIVALS AND APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE LANTERN DESIGN CONTEST CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICE AND SEVEN SUB-DISTRICT OFFICES, AND KWAI TSING YOUTH CENTRE OF THE FEDERATION OF YOUTH GROUP. FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE OBTAINED ON 0-254602.

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"■'TIVAL traffic, transport arrangements for island * * * * ¥■

SP='IAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ' HONG KONG ISLAND TO COPE WITH FESTIVE CROWDS ON MID-A’JTUMN FESTIVAL, WHICH FALLS ON SEPTEMBER 18 THIS YEAR. DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:'

I. TRAFFIC AND PARKING ARRANGEMENT

THE PEAK AREA

* FROM 6.30 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) TO 3 AM THE NEXT DAY, THE SECTION OF PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BF CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES, COACHES, TAXIS, GREEN MINIBUSES AND THOSE FOR ACCESS TO PREMISES IN MOUNT AUSTIN ROAD, LUGARD AND HARLEH ROADS. ALL OTHER VEHICLES WILL BE DIRECTED TO TURN ROUND OUTSIDE THE VICTORIA GAP CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AND LEAVE VIA THE PEAK ROAD SLIP ROAD OUTSIDE PEAK MANSION.

* THE ACCESS ROAD WITHIN THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE FOR BUSES, COACHES, TAXIS AND GREEN-MINIBUSES ONLY.

¥ TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS IN THE PEAK ROAD AND MAGAZINE GAP ROAD MAY ALSO BE IMPOSED IF NECESSARY.

* FROM 2 PM ON THURSDAY TO 3 AM THE NEXT MORNING, ALL METERED PARKING SPACES AND PARKING SPACES FOR PUBLIC BUSES AT THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS AND PEAK GARDEN WILL BE SUSPENDED. TO FACILITATE OPERATION OF SPECIAL BUS SERVICES, CMB VEHICLE CL1F80 BEARING THE COMPANY’S LOGO WILL BE PERMITTED TO PARK INSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERVINUS CAR PARK.

CAUSEWAY BAY

* THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 7 PM ON THURSDAY TO 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY:

- GLOUCESTER ROAD BETWEEN INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD AND CAUSEWAY ROAD EXCEPT THE ACCESS FOR NORTHBOUND VEHICLES FROM TAI HANG ROAD FLYOVER HEADING FOR GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER;

- KINGSTON STREET EAST OF CLEVELAND STREET;

- PATERSON STREET SOUTH OF KINGSTON STREET;

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- EAST POINT ROAD;

- GREAT GEORGE STREET;

- SUGAR STREET;

- LOCKHART ROAD EAST OF CANNON STREET;

- KAI CHIU ROAD EAST Or YUN PING ROAD; Alffi

- ELECTRIC ROAD BETWEEN HING FAT STREET AND YACTH STREET.

* AT THE SAME TIME, LAU LI STREET BETWEEN ELECTRIC ROAD AND HING FAT STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND FOR VEHICLES TO TRAVEL FROM ELECTRIC ROAD TO HING FAT STREET, WHILF CANNON STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

* FROM NOON ON THURSDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT DAY, ALL METERED PARKING SPACES AT HING FAT STREET CAR PARK, LOCKHART ROAD BETWEEN CANNON STREET AND PERCIVAL STREET, AND THE SECTION OF JAFFE ROAD EAST OF PERCIVAL STREET WILL BE SUSPENDED. TAXI STANDS AT PATERSON STREET, -AU LI STREET AND NGAN MOK STREET, AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND AT GLOUCESTER RDAD WILL ALSO BE CANCELLED.

# FROM 7.30 PM TO 11.30 PM ON THURSDAY, LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE BANNED FROM LEIGHTON ROAD (EXCEPT THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN PERCIVAL STREET AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD), TIN LOK LANE, CAROLINE HILL ROAD, EASTERN HOSPITAL ROAD, TAI HANG ROAD NORTH OF LAI TAK TSUEN ROAD, TUNG LO WAN ROAD, ELECTRIC ROAD SOUTH OF WING HING STREET, THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF MORRISON HILL ROAD, HENNESSY ROAD EAST OF MARSH ROAD, THE DOWNHILL CARRIAGEWAY OF TIN HAU T-MPLF ROAD WEST OF FORTRESS HILL ROAD, AND CAUSEWAY ROAD.

CENTRAL

* THE SECTION OF PIER ROAD BETWEEN GILMAN STREET AND CENTRAL HARBOUR SERVICES PIER WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1 PM TO MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY.

REPULSE BAY

* BEACH ROAD AND LOUTH BAY ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO AL- TRAFFIC, EXCEPT CMB BUSES AND.LOCAL ACCESS VEHICLES, IF NECESSARY.

PARKING SPACES ALONG BEACH ROAD OPPOSITE TO HOUSE NO. 871

EXCEP" THE TAXI STAND WILL 3E SUSPENDED FROM 2 PM ON THURSDAY TO 8 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY-

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II. PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

NO PARKING FACILITIES WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE PEAK AND CAUSEWAY BAY AREA AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SHOULD MAKE FULL USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE. DETAILS OF SPECIAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES ON THURSDAY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

THE MTR AND PEAK TRAMS WILL RUN ALL NIGHT, WHILE TRAM SERVICES, EXCEPT ROUTES RUNNING FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO SHAU KEI WAN AND KENNEDY TOWN, WILL BE EXTENDED TO AROUND 2 AM ON FRIDAY.

CMB WILL OPERATE TWO SPECIAL BUS ROUTES TO THE PEAK AREA: 15A RUNNING BETWEEN NORTH POINT FERRY AND THE PEAK FROM 7.30 PM ON THURSDAY TO 4.45 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY= AND 15M OPERATING FROM 8 PM ON THURSDAY TO 2.37 AM THE NEXT MORNING BETWEEN ADMIRALTY MTR STATION AND THE PEAK.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL ALSO BE OPERATED ON CMB ROUTES 6, 9, 14 15, 61 AND 73. ROUTES 70, 72, 90M, 92 AND EXPRESS COACH ROUTE 260 WILL ALSO EXTEND THEIR SERVICES TO FINISH BETWEEN 12.30 AM AND 1.24 AM ON FRIDAY.

IN ADDITION, BUSES ON CMB ROUTE 5B AND CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTES 102 103, 106, 170 AND 200 WILL HAVE TO DIVERT THEIR ROUTE INGS TO AVOID CLOSED ROAD SECTIONS.

MOREOVER, ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL ALSO BE OPERATED ON NLB ROUTES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND 7 ON LANTAU ISLAND DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL HOLIDAYS.

AS REGARDS GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES, ROUTE 1 (CENTRAL TO THE PEAK) WILL RUN UNTIL 4 AM ON FRIDAY, WHILE SERVICES OF ROUTES 16M (CHAI WAN MTR STATION TO CHUNG HOM KOK) AND 20 (CHAI WAN FERRY PIER TO SAI WAN HO FERRY PIER) WILL FINISH AT 12.40 AM ON BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED ON OUTLYING DISTRICT FERRY ROUTES. TO ACCOMMODATE THE INCREASE IN PASSENGER DEMAND, FROM 6 PM ON THURSDAY, FERRY SERVICE FROM CENTRAL TO LAMMA ISLAND WILL OPERATE FROM BLAKE PIER INSTEAD OF FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PIER.

HOWEVER, EVENING PEAK-HOUR FERRY SERVICES BETWEEN CENTRAL AND KWUN TONG WILL BE SUSPENDED ON THURSDAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A MAP SHOWING SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BAY FOR THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK LATER TODAY.

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ENTRY DEADLINE FOR TOLO HARBOUR SWIM

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SWIMMERS INTENDING TO TAKE PART IN THE 19TH CROSS TOLO HARBOUR SWIM NEXT MONTH SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS BY NEXT SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

THE ANNUAL CROSS-HARBOUR SWIM IN TAI PO, WHICH IS ORGANISED BY THE SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND CO-SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND A COMMERCIAL FIRM, WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 5.

THE 2 400-METRE RACE IS OPEN TO SWIMMERS AGED 12 OR ABOVE. IT WILL START AT 10.30 AM AT SHA LAN AND FINISH AT THE TAI MEI TUK WATER SPORTS CENTRE.

THE FIRST 10 SWIMMERS TO FINISH IN THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S GROUPS WILL BE AWARDED TROPHIES, WHILE THOSE WHO COMPLETE THE COURSE IN 90 MINUTES WILL RECEIVE COMMEMORATIVE CERTIFICATES.

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

THE FORMS MAY BE DELIVERED TO THE TAI PO SPORTS ASSOCIATION LI FOOK LAM INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE AT 2 ON CHEUNG ROAD, TAI PO, EITHER BY POST OR IN PERSON.

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JOYFUL WALK AROUND PEAK FOR ELDERLY

MORE THAN 350 ELDERLY PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO JOIN THE JOYFUL WALK FOR~THE ELDERLY TOMORROW (SATURDAY) MORNING.

THE EVENT TO TAKE PLACE AT THE PEAK IN CENTRAL IS ONE OF THE lAoHmriiONC OF THE +PARTICIPATI ON IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BY

FL^RLY KpLE+ FR0 T ORGANISED BY THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE ^E CENTRAL AkD WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF

DISTRICT OFFICE.

THE

THE WALK AIMS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ELDERLY TO MEET AND TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE IN KEEPING GOOD HEALTH AND TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON THE POSITIVE IMAGE OF THE ELDERLY.

starting AT 10 AM AT THE PEAK’S VICTORIA GAP CHILDREN’S di AvromiNn PARTICIPANTS WILL WALK ROUND THE PEAK ALONG LUGARD ROAD^AND^HARLECH ROAD^AND^FIHlSH AT THE starting POINT at about 1 PM.

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TH-RE WILL 3E PERFORMANCES OF KUNG FU EXERCISE AND SINGING BY THE PARTICIPANTS DURING THE INTERIM RECESS PERIOD. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

OFFICIATING AT THE START OF THE WALK WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR VINCENT KO, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, MR LEE SHUNG-TAK, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE’S WORKING GROUP ON THE WELFARE FOR THE ELDERLY PEOPLE, MR LEE SHUN-WAI, AND MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE JOYFUL WALK FOR THE ELDERLY TOMORROW MORNING AT 10 AM AT THE PEAK’S VICTORIA GAP CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, NEAR THE PEAK’S BUS TERMINUS.

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VOLUNTARY WORKERS SOUGHT FOR TAI PO PROJECT

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VOLUNTARY WORKERS ARE TO BE RECRUITED FOR A RURAL COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT IN TAI PO DISTRICT.

THE PROJECT AIMS AT PROVIDING COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS LIVING IN REMOTE VI’LLAGES. IT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICE COMMITTEE AND THE SALVATION ARMY TAI PO COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY.

YOUNG PEOPLE IN TAI PO AGED BETWEEN 16 AND 25 CAN APPLY TO JOIN THE PROJECT AS VOLUNTARY WORKERS. THOSE SELECTED WILL ATTEND A TRAINING COURSE AND A DAY CAMP IN OCTOBER.

IN NOVEMBER, THE VOLUNTARY WORKERS WILL ORGANISE ACTIVITIES FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE AND CHILDREN LIVING IN SAM MUN TSAI, KAM SHAN AND LUEN YICK.

THESE ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE EXHIBITIONS ON HOME SAFETY, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MEDICAL CHECK-UP SCHEME, HOME VISITS, AND GAMES STALLS.

THERE WILL ALSO BE A CARNIVAL FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE IN JANUARY.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PROJECT SAID THAT BY PARTICIPATING YOUNG PEOPLE CAN SERVE THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIAL IN ORGANISING ACTIVITIES.

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APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT, DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE SALVATION ARMY TAI YUEN CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 26. FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 0-6577111, EXTENSION 244.

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MORE LAND TO BE FORMED AT TAI PO

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ABOUT 20 HECTARES OF LAND WILL BE FORMED AND A NUMBER OF ROADS BUILT IN THE WAN TAU TONG, PAK KIU, TO YUEN TUNG AND MA WO AREAS ADJACENT TO TAI PO MARKET KCR STATION.

THE LAND FORMED AS PART OF THE NEW TOWN DEVELOPMENT WILL BE FOR A PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATE, A PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME ESTATE, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS, SCHOOLS, A BUS TERMINUS, MAXICAB TERMINUS AND TAXI RANK.

A DISTRIBUTOR ROAD OF 1.2 KILOMETRES, LOCAL ROADS TOTALLING 1 * KILOMETRES AND ABOUT 600 METRES OF SLIP ROADS LINKING TO THE NEW TERRITORIES TRUNK ROAD WILL BE BUILT TO SERVE FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS.

TWO ROAD BRIDGES AND TWO FOOTBRIDGES ARE ALSO TO BE PROVIDED ACROSS TAI PO RIVER CHANNEL.

FOUR SUBWAYS, A NUMBER OF FOOTPATHS, CYCLETRACKS AND ROADSIDE AMEN I Tv AREAS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED.

OTHER WORKS WILL INCLUDE RIVER TRAINING, LANDSCAPING, AND CONSTRUCTING STORMWATER DRAINAGE AND SEWERAGE SYSTEMS.

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT WHICH IS EXPECTED TO START IN DECEMBER AND TAKE ABOUT 44 MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 17.

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WONG TAI SIN PSPS SITE FOR SALE

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A c I TE FOR A PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME DEVELOPMENT AT CHUK YUEN WEST, WONG TAI SIN, IS BEING OFFERED FOR SALE BY TENDER BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

UNDER THE SALES CONDITIONS, THE 5.6-HECTARE SITE WILL BE USED FOR BUILDING ABOUT 3 168 RESIDENTIAL FLATS AND A KINDERGARTEN. GODOWN DEVELOPMENT IS EXCLUDED.

THERE WILL BE 3 300 SQUARE METRES OF COMMERCIAL SPACE AND CAR PARKING FACILITIES ON THE SITE.

TENDERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY NOON ON OCTOBER 24.

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ROADSIDE AMENITY SPOT FOR SAU MAU PING

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RESIDENTS OF CENTRAL SAU MAU PING HAVE ONE MORE PLACE TO SPEND THEIR LEISURE WITH THE COMPLETION OF A ROADSIDE AMENITY SPOT IN THE AREA.

SITUATED NEAR THE CENTRAL SAU MAU PING BUS TERMINUS, THE AMENITY SPOT Is ONE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD.

IT OCCUPIES AN AREA OF 600 SQUARE METRES AND IS BUILT AT A COST OF ABOUT $360 000, FUNDED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

CONSTRUCTION OF THE AMENITY SPOT WAS DIVIDED INTO THREE PHASES AND WORK ON THE FIRST TWO PHASES WERE COMPLETED IN 1984.

FACILITIES INCLUDE CONCRETE CHESS TABLES AND CHAIRS, RECTANGULAR AND HALF-ROUND BENCHES, AND PLANTING AREAS.

PHASE 3 OF THE AMENITY SPOT, COMPLETED RECENTLY, CONSISTS OF ARBOURS, WALL SEATS AND SEVERAL HUNDRED TREES AND SEASONAL FLOWERS.

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YOUTH PROGRAMME CLOSES WITH PHOTO EXHIBITION * * * *

THC 1986 SHAM SHU I PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 14) WITH A PHOTO EXHIBITION AT THE LAI KOK COMMUNITY HALL.

THc PHOTOGRAPHS BEING EXHIBITED FEATURE SOME OF THE 208 EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME, IN WHICH MORE THAN 45 000 TOOK PART.

THE CLOSING CEREMONY, STARTING AT 2.30 PM, WILL BE OFFICIATED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR TSANG HING-KAY-THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR FAN KAM-PING POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, MR WONG LAI-SANG-ASSISTANT SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICER, MRS LAW LEUNG WAI-YUEN SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER, MR CHAN SIU-KAY AND RECREATION AND SPORTS OFFICER, MR YIP SHEK-KONG.

MOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE SHAM SHUI PO SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME AND PHOTO EXHIBITION ON SUNDAY AT 2 30 PM AT LAI KOK COMMUNITY HALL, SHAM SHUI PO, KOWLOON.

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PHOTO COMPETITION FOR ALL

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PEOPLE INTERESTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY CAN SHOW OFF IN A PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION JOINTLY ORGANISED BY TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE EAST AREA COMMITTEE.

THEIR TALENTS THE YAU MA

IN YAU MA TE DIFFERENT

N THE AREA.

THE THEME OF THE COMPETITION WILL BE ON + LIFE cAcT AREA+ AND ENTRIES SHOULD FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE, STRUCTURES, LIFESTYLE, CULTURE OR SOCIAL ASPECTS I

THREE WINNING AND 30 OUTSTANDING ENTRIES WILL BE CHOSEN BY A PANEL OF JUDGES AND WILL LATER BE EXHIBITED IN THE HENRY G.J-EONG YAU MA TEI COMMUNITY CENTRE AND THE CHINESE YMCA AT WATERLOO ROAD.

APPLICATION FORMS AREA ARE OBTAINABLE AT TSUI SUB-OFFICE.

WITH MAPS SHOWING THE BOUNDARY OF THE EAST YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS TSIM SHA

ENTRIES SHOULD BE OF 3R SIZE AND SHOULD BE SENT TO YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AT 490 NATHAN ROAD BY SEPTEMBER 30.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF JARDINE’S BAZAAR * * * *

JARDINE’S BAZAAR WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 16 (TUESDAY) TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING FOR ROAD RESURFACING WORK.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON IRVING STREET HEADING FOR HENNESSY ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO PENNINGTON STREET AND YEE WO STREET IN ADDITION, THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND AT JARDINE’S BAZAAR’WILL BE SUSPENDED.

THE MEASURE WILL BE IN FORCE AGAIN BETWEEN MIDNIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 17 (WEDNESDAY) AND 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1J, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

LONDON TRIP +EXCEEDINGLY USEFUL^ ................................ 1

MORE PAEDIATRIC BEDS TO BE PROVIDED ............................. 2

FUND RAISING COMPETITION FOR HOSPITAL PROJECT ................

CIVIC FUN DAY IN EASTERN DISTRICT ............................

FESTIVAL FUN FOR TUEN MUN RESIDENTS ............................. 5

PHOTO EXHIBITION CW DISTRICT'S CHARACTERISTICS .................. 6

DB MEMBERS COMPETE AT BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ..................... 6

TSUEN WAN, TAI PO WATER CUT ..................................... 7

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1986

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LONDON TRIP +EXCEEDINGLY USEFUL* * X * *

THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, RETURNED TO HONG KONG THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING AFTER AN +EXCEEDINGLY USEFUL TRIP* TO LONDON WITH UNOFFICIAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

DURING THEIR FOUR-DAY VISIT, THEY HAD MEETINGS WITH BRITISH MINISTERS ON A WIDE VARIETY OF SUBJECTS AND ATTENDED THE ANNUAL DINNER OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.

TALKING TO REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT ABOUT THE TRIP, SIR EDWARD SAID: +WE’VE HAD A VERY USEFUL VISIT.

+ IT GAVE US A VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE SITUATION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER, THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND MR RENTON AND BRING THEM UP TO DATE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN HONG KONG.

+THEY ONCE AGAIN ASSURED US OF THE VERY GREAT IMPORTANCE WHICH THEY ATTACHED TO CONSULTATIONS OF THIS KIND.

+ IT WAS OF COURSE VERY MUCH A MATTER OF REVIEW RATHER THAN TAKING NEW SUBSTANTIAL DECISIONS.

+3UT WE WERE ABLE TO COVER A WIDE VARIETY OF SUBJECTS SUCH AS THE STATE OF OPINION IN HONG KONG, THE 1987 REVIEW, DAYA BAY, VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, BN(O) PASSPORTS AND MATTERS OF THAT KIND.

+QUITE APART FROM THAT, WE WERE ABLE TO MEET A NUMBER OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AT A RECEPTION WHICH WE GAVE, AND I ATTENDED A VERY SUCCESSFUL DINNER GIVEN BY THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL.*

DESCRIBING THE DINNER AS A VERY GOOD PART OF THE PROGRAMME, SIR EDWARD SAID IT WAS VERY WELL ATTENDED BY A LOT OF BUSINESSMEN INTERESTED IN TRADE WITH HONG KONG.

+WE MUST NEVER FORGET THAT A PROSPEROUS AND STABLE ECONOMY IS VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG, AND TRADE MATTERS ARE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE. SO ALL IN ALL, IT WAS A VARIED AND EXCEEDINGLY USEFUL TRIP.*

ASKED ABOUT DIRECT ELECTIONS TO THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNOR SAID: +THE SITUATION ON DIRECT ELECTIONS REMAINS AS IT WAS, WHICH IS THAT THEY WILL BE COVERED IN THE 1987 REVIEW.

+AND YOU WILL HAVE SEEN IN STATEMENTS MADE IN LONDON THAT MINISTERS MADE CLEAR THEIR CONTINUING COMMITMENT TO THAT REVIEW AND THEIR INTENTION THAT, IN DRAWING CONCLUSIONS FROM IT, THEY WILL TAKE A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN HONG KONG.*

ON THE DAYA BAY ISSUE, SIR EDWARD SAID THEY HAD REFLECTED THE CONCERNS FELT IN HONG KONG TO MINISTERS.

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+ AND YOU’LL HAVE SEEN IN THE STATEMENT THAT THEY HAVE INDEED REFLECTED THOSE ONTO THE CHINESE AUTHORITIES.

*THEY MADE IT QUITE CLEAR THAT THEY RECOGNISED THEIR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WELL BEING AND THE CONCERNS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.+

HE ADDED THAT THEY EXPRESSED CONFIDENCE THAT THE PROJECT WOULD BE BUILT AND OPERATED AND MANAGED, AND EVERY EFFORT 7OULD BE MADE TO REACH THE HIGHEST INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.

THREE OF THE EXCO MEMBERS RETURNED WITH THE GOVERNOR.

THEY WERE MR OSWALD CHEUNG, MISS LYDIA DUNN AND MR LEE QUO- I.

THEY WERE MET BY THE CHIEF SECRETARY, SIR DAVID AKERS-JO"?S, THE DIRECTOR OF PROTOCOL, SIR MARK HEATH, AND THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHN CHAN.

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MORE PAEDIATRIC BEDS TO BE PROVIDED * * * *

AN ADDITIONAL 890 PAEDIATRIC BEDS aILL BE PROVIDED IN THE NEXT ID YE--3 IN NEW HOSPITAL PROJECTS AND EXTENSIONS TO EXISTING HOSPITALS, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PAEDIATRIC BEDS TO ABOUT 2 37Q.

THIS WAS DISCLOSED BY THE DIRECTOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES, K.L. THONG, TODAY (SATURDAY) WHEN HE OPENED THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CALCIUM, PHOSPHATE AND MINERAL NUTRITION I'. CHILDREN.

THE TwO-DAY SYMPOSIUM IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC •v£FT I’.G ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG PAEDIATRIC SOCIETY AND IS DESIGNED AS A SATELLITE MEETING OF THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PAEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY HELD RECENTLY IN TOKYO.

THE SYMPOSIUM, ATTENDED BY ABOUT 150 DELEGATES, CONCENTRATES ON ONE ASPECT OF RENAL MEDICINE AND IS INTENDED TO BE A SCIENTIFIC YORKSHO3 FOR RESEARCH WORKERS WHO WILL PRESENT THE LATEST ADVANCE^ IN THIS F I ELD.

DR THONG SAID THAT AS PART OF THE CONTINUOUS EXPANSION OF HONG KONG’S MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES A FURTHER SEVEN CHILD ASSESSMENT CENTRES WOULD ALSO BE PROVIDED IN THE NEXT DECADE.

HE SAID IT wAS OPPORTUNE THAT THE HONG KONG SOCIETY GF PAEDImTP'CS HAD ORGANISED THE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AT THIS TIME AS HONG KONG WOULD NO DOUBT DERIVE MUCH GOOD FROM IT.

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REFERRING TO THE SYSTEM OF DELIVERING MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES it HONG KONG, DR THONG SAID THAT SERVICES FOR INFANT-AND CHILDREN HAD UNDERGONE CONSIDERABLE EXPANSION AND DEVELOPMENT OVEP THE PAST THREE DECADES.

AT THE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE LEVEL, HE SAID, THE NUMBER OF FAMILY HEmlTH SERVICE CENTRES HAD INCREASED FROM 19 TO AL.

AT THE SAME TIME, PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES SUCH AS HEALTH EDUCATION, MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH, INCLUDING FAMILY PLANNIb.a, DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING, CHILD ASSESSMENT, GENETIC COUNSELLING AND NEONATAL SCREENING HAD ALL BEEN DEVELOPED AND STRENGTHENS-

DR TnONG NOTED THAT AT THE SECONDARY AND TERTIARY LEVEL, WIDE RANGE OF TREATMENT AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES HAD ALSO BEEN PROVIDED THROUGH A NETWORK OF HOSPITALS, MEDICAL REHABILITATION CENTRES AND CLINICS.

REGARDING HEALTH INDICES, DR THONG SAID IN THIS RESPECT HONG KONG COMPARED FAVOURABLY WITH MANY ADVANCED COUNTRIES.

IN 1965, HE SAID, THE INFANT MORTALITY RATE WAS 7.6 PER 1 033 LIVE BIRTHS; THE MATERNAL MORTALITY PATE 0.05 PER 1 '333 TOTAL BlnTHSi AND THE PERINATAL MORTALITY RATE 7.7 PER 1 033 TOTAL nIRTHS. LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR MALES WAS 73 YEARS AND FOR FEMALES 79 YEARS.

ON THE PATTERN OF CHILDHOOD DISEASES, DR THONG SAID THIS +HAD CHANGED FOR THE BETTER+.

THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF AN EXPANDED PROGRAMME OF IMMUNISATION SINCE THE 1963'3, ALL THE VACCINE-PREVENTABLE CHILDHOOD DISEASES HAD EITHER VIRTUALLY BEEN ERADICATED' OR BROUGHT uNDER CONTROL.

+NO«hDAYS, CONGENITAL ANOMALIES, PREMATURITY WITH RtSPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME AID ACCIDENTAL INJURIES HAVE BECOME THE LEADING CAUSES OF ILLNESS OR DEATHS AMONG INFANTS AND CHILDREN,+ HE NOTED.

DR THONG ALSU SAID THAT THERE WAS NOW ALSO AN INCREASING AWARENESS CONCERNING METABOLIC DISORDERS IN CHILDREN.

HE FELT THAT THE THEME OF THE SYMPOSIUM ON CALCIUM,' PHOSPHATE AND MINERAL NUTRITION WAS MOST TIMELY AND APPROPRIATE IN THE LIGHT OF A CHANGE IN THE PATTERN OF DISEASES IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN.

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■ :.-;D RAISING COMPETITION FOR HOSPITAL PROJECT

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’ONG RESIDENTS HAVE A CHANCE TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT IN IMPROVING tmf DISTRICT’S MEDICAL FACILITIES BY MAKING DONATIONS DUR I ?: A THREE-DAY FUND-RAISING COMPETITION WHICH STARTS TOI’ BROW (SUNDAY).

COMPETITION WILL INVOLVE ALL THE 14 AREA COMMITTEES, "UTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS IN THE DISTRICT.

IT is ONE OF THE SEVERAL FUNCTIONS ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG ’'I STR I CT BOARD to RAISE FUNDS FOR THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSP!TAL EXTENSION PROJECT.

DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, MEMBERS OF THE 14 AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS WILL MAKE DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS TO APPEAL FOR DONATIONS. THE VISITS WILL BE MAI: FROM TOMORROW. TO TUESDAY, FROM 7 PM TO 10 PM.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO MAKE VISITS DURING THE DAY TIME TOMORRC •/ IN SO'-’E AREAS.

THEY JILL CARRY WITH THEM A TIN BOX WITH THE WORDING +FUN ) RAISING FOR UCH EXTENSION PROJECT* PAINTED IN RED. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO PUT THEIR DONATIONS INTO THE BOX.

-OR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES, AREA COMMITTEE AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL CARRY CARDS GIVING THEIR NAMES.

THE THREE AREAS 'WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNT IN DONATIONS WILL BE A .ARCED TROPHIES.

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CIVIC FUN DAY IN EASTERN DISTRICT * * * * *

EASTERN DISTRICT RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY AN AFTERNOON OF FUN AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CIVIC EDUCATION TOMORROW (SUNDAY) WHEN THE ^EASTERN DISTRICT CIVIC FUN DAY* OPENS AT VICTORIA PARK.

THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT BOARD, EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE URBAN COUNCIL. IT WILL FEATURE A TELEMATCH, 20 GAMESTALLS AND A CHILDREN’S FUN FAIR.

OVER 25 DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS, AREA COMMITTEES AND OUTSIDE BODIES WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE CIVIC FUN DAY EITHER IN THE FORM OF COMPETING IN THE TELEMATCH OR ESTABLISHING THEIR OWN GAMESTALLS.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FUN DAY WILL BE THE HOISTING OF A HUGE PUBLICITY BALLOON TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE EVENT BY THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG.

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HER OFF ICI ATI NG GUESTS AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE CHA IRMA': OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION PROMOTION WORKING GROUP MR PAUL YIN, EASTERN DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR G.W. ROPER, AND ’HE AMENITIES OFFICER (HONG KONG) OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR DANIEL WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EASTERN DISTRICT CIVIC FUN I\Y TO BEGIN AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW AT VICTORIA PARK, CAUSEWAY BAY.

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FESTIVAL FUN FOR TUEN MUN RESIDENTS * * * *

A NUMBER OF CARNIVALS WILL BE HELD IN TUEN MUN SO THAT RESIDENTS CAN CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN A COMMUNITY ATMOSPHERE.

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED ABOUT $61 000 FOR DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES TO ORGANISE PROGRAMMES BETWEEN TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AND SEPTEMBER 20.

TO LAUNCH THE WEEK-LONG CELEBRATIONS, A LANTERN CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD AT 3 PM TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE AMPHITHEATRE IN BUTTERFLY ESTATE. PROGRAMMES WILL INCLUDE LANTERN MAKING AND DESIGN COMPETITIONS, GAMESTALLS, SINGING AND DANCING.

OTHER FREE EVENTS WILL ALSO BE HELD IN TAI HING ESTATE, WU

KING ESTATE, SIU SHAN COURT AND SIU HONG COURT. THE DATE, TIME AND VENUE OF THE ACTIVITIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

DATE TIME VENUE SEPTEMBER 19 7 PM WU KING ESTATE SOCCER PITCH (NEAR

WU TSUI HOUSE) SEPTEMBER 19 S PM ROOFTOP OF CARPARK IN SIU SHAN COURT

SEPTEMBER 20 8 PM SIU HONG COURT SQUARE SEPTEMBER 21 7 PM OPEN SPACE AT THE REAR OF TAI HING

NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICE UNIT

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PHOTO EXHIBITION ON DISTRICT’S CHARACTER I ST ICS * > * * *

- THA.x 100 PHOTOGRAPHS DEPICTING THE OLD AND NEW C^.-'IACTE' ISTICS OP NORTH DISTRICT WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT THE ROD | - ■’>? SHO I YUEN ESTATE IN SHEUNG SHU I TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

.Ol’TLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE NORTH DISTRICT JUVENILE ASSOCIATION, THE EXHIBITION IS PART OF THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED THIS YEAR.

APART FROM ENTRIES BY LEADING PHOTOGRAPHERS, EXHIBITS ALSO INCLUDE WINNING ENTRIES FROM A +GET TO KNOW NORTH DISTRICT* COMPETITION HELD IN AUGUST.

ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR PETER TAM, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE EXHIBITION AND PRESENT PRIZES TO WINNERS OF THE COMPETITI' N.

THE EXHIBITION WILL ALSO BE MOUNTED AT THE COMMON CORRID'R ON GROUND FLOOR OF CHEUNG WAH ESTATE IN FANLING NEXT SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 21).

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING AND PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY OF THE PHOTOGRAPH EXHIBITION TOMORROW AT 10 AM AT THE PODIUM OF CHOI YUEN ESTATE, SHEUNG SHU I.

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A BASKETBALL TEAM FORMED BY WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF WILL COMPETE TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FOR THE POLICE COMMUNITY SHIELD.

OFFICIATING GUESTS AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 10 AM WILL INCLUDE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR MICHAEL CHENG, URBAN COUNCILLOR, MISS CECILIA YEUNG, BOARD MEMBER, MR YIU SIU-SING, WONG TAI SIN POLICE DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR F.S. KAVANAGH, AND THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER (EAST), MR CHESTER KWOK.

IT IS THE TWELFTH ANNUAL TOURNAMENT ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE POLICE AND THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

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A TOTAL OF 24 MEN’S TEAMS AND 16 WOMEN’S TEAMS WILL TAKE PART IN THIS YEAR’S MATCHES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WONG TAI SIN POLICE COMMUNITY SHIELD BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OPENING CEREMONY AT 13 AM TOMORROW AT THE MORSE PARK INDOOR GAMES HALL.

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TSUEN WAN, TAI PO WATER CUT * * * *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT PREMISES ON THE NORTH SIDE OF WO Yl HOP ROAD AND THE JUNCTION OF HQ FUNG COLLEGE, CHEUNG PEI SHAN ROAD AND ROUTE TWISK, INCLUDING CHEUNG SHAN ESTATE, SAM TUNG UK, LO WAI ROAD, SHING MUN ROAD, WO Yl HOP VILLAGE, HILL TOP ROAD, HILL TOP COUNTRY CLUB, Yl PEI CHUN ROAD, LO WAI CHUEN, SAN CHUEN, PAK TIN PA CHUEN AND HOI PA CHUEN.

IT WILL ALSO AFFECT SAI LAU KOK CHUEN, MA SIN PAI CHUEN, YUEN YUEN HOK YUEN, FU YUNG SHAN CHUEN, CHUK LAM SIM YUEN, TUNG PO TO, FU YUNG SHAN ROAD, Yl PEI CHUN, PAK TIN PA SAN CHUEN, KWU HANG CHUEN, CHUNG KUK TO AND NAM TIN CHUK.

ON THE SAME DAY, FRESH AND SALT WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN TAI PO WILL BE STOPPED FROM 9 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR REPAIR WORK.

THE STOPPAGE WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG TAI PO ROAD FROM WAN TAU STREET TO TAI PO KAU, INCLUDING KWONG FUK ESTATE, WANG FUK COURT, WONG Yl AU, MEI WOON SAN TSUEN, YIN TZE LANE, STRAFFORD HOUSE, TAI PO KAU AND TAI PO KAU SAN WAI.

LOOKOUT LANE, ST CHRISTOPHER’S HOME, ISLAND HOUSE, TAI PO POLICE STATION, TAI PO KCR STATION AND SHAN TONG TSUEN WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

MASS RALLY LAUNCHES ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN....................... 1

FRESH DRIVE AGAINST MOSQUITO NUISANCE........................... 3

AUGUST WARMER AND DRIER, DESPITE WAYNE.......................... 4

62 BUILDING PROJECTS APPROVED IN JULY........................... 7

ROAD SAFETY FIIM SHOU FOR ELDERLY............................... 8

♦KEEPING IN TOUCH* CARDS ATTRACT READY RESPONSE................. 8

WATER SUPPLY, DISTRIBUTION TO BE RLGIO1TALISED.................. 9

WOPJCERS URGED TO TAKS PART IN AWARD SCHEME.................... 10

YOUR +LAP SAP* MAY BE ».ORTH TRIP ABROAD ...................... 11

LIID-AUTUMN OPERA TREAT FOR ^LDERLY............................ 12

LANTERN CARNIVAL TREAT FOR KOWLOON CITY........................ 12

WAN CHAI PLANS FOR MID^UTUMN FESTIVAL.......................... 13

MHUAUTUMN CELEBRATION AT SAI KUNG THA.......................... 14

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1986

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MASS RALLY LAUNCHES ANT I-SMOKING CAMPAIGN * * * * *

THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO GIVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TOBACCO AND TO PREVENT YOUNG PEOPLE FROM STARTING SMOKING - PUBLIC EDUCATION AND A TOTAL BAN ON TOBACCO ADVERTISEMENTS.

THIS OPINION WAS EXPRESSED BY LEGISLATIVE COUNCILLOR DR CHIU HIN-KWONG AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF AN ANT I-SMOKING MASS RALLY HELD AT KOWLOON PARK TODAY (SUNDAY).

THE MASS RALLY MARKED THE OPENING OF THIS YEAR’S ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN AND WAS THE SECOND LARGE-SCALE RALLY ORGANISED SINCE THE START OF THE GOVERNMENT’S ANTI-SMOKING POLICY IN THE 1980’S.

NOTING THAT THE BUDGET FOR THE ANT I-SMOKING CAMPAIGN WAS VERY +SLIM+ AS COMPARED WITH THE TOBACCO INDUSTRIES ADVERTISING BUDGET, DR CHIU SAID, +FOR THIS REASON, MANY PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, INCLUDING MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, STRONGLY SUPPORT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE TOTAL BAN ON TOBACCO ADVERTISEMENTS PUT FORTH BY THE BROADCASTING REVIEW BOARD.+

+FOR YEARS, THE GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN PLANNING AND ORGANISING VARIOUS PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMES AND ANTI-SMOKING MEASURES, FOR EXAMPLE, THE HEALTH WARNING ON CIGARETTE PACKETS AND THE SETTING UP OF NON-SMOKING AREAS IN PUBLIC PLACES, BUSES AND FERRIES TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH. THESE ARE WORTH OUR SUPPORT,+ HE SAID.

DR CHIU SAID HE HOPED THE RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT WOULD CLOSELY MONITOR AND ENFORCE THE ANTI-SMOKING LAWS, BUT HE SAID THERE SHOULD ALSO BE A GREATER COMMUNITY EFFORT.

HE FELT THAT PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMES ON ANTI-SMOKING WOULD NOT BE EFFECTIVE IF THE GOVERNMENT WAS LEFT TO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY SINGLE-HANDEDLY.

+OUR COMMUNITY GROUPS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES, TEACHERS AND PARENTS ALSO HAVE THEIR ROLES TO PLAY IN THIS AREA. GIVING A GOOD EXAMPLE TO YOUNGSTERS IS OF SIGNIFICANCE,* HE ADDED.

STATING THAT SMOKING AND PASSIVE SMOKING CONTRIBUTED TO LUNG CANCER, CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, EMPHYSEMA AND HEART DISEASE, DR CHIU STRESSED THAT +PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE*.

+THEREFORE THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO AVOID THESE DISEASES IS TO STOP SMOKING,* HE SAID.

EARLIER, THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, POINTED OUT IN AN INTRODUCTORY SPEECH THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAD ALLOCATED A SUM OF $350 000 FOR THIS YEAR’S ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN FOR ORGANISING VARIOUS ANTI-SMOKING PUBLICITY ACTIVITIES.

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♦THE FIRST PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN IN 1983 WAS UNDOUBTEDLY SUCCESSFUL. ACCORDING TO THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY ON SMOKING CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT IN 1984, THE NUMBER OF CIGARETTE SMOKERS OVER 15 YEARS OF AGE IN HONG KONG WAS ABOUT 18.7 PER CENT OF THAT PARTICULAR SECTOR OF THE POPULATION. THIS REPRESENTED A 16 PER CENT DROP FROM THE 1982 FIGURE,+ mr CHAMBERS SAID.

HE EMPHASISED THAT THIS SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION UNDOUBTEDLY RESULTED FROM THE GOVERNMENT’S ACTIVE ANTI-SMOKING LEGISLATIVE AND FISCAL MEASURES AND PUBLICITY EFFORTS.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS AT THE MASS RALLY WERE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ANTI-SMOKING PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE, MR WILFRED TSUI; REGIONAL SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON), MR CHAU TAK-HAY; ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES (PUBLICITY), MR PETER MOSS; ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (CHIEF INSPECTOR OF SCHOOLS), EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, MR SO FAI-CHO; HEAD OF CULTURAL PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT, RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, MR CHUNG WAI-Ml NG; SENIOR MEDICAL AND HEALTH OFFICER, DR CHAN WAI-MAN; ADMINISTRATOR, KWUN TONG COMMUNITY HEALTH PROJECT, MISS MONA LO; AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT, WAI YIN CLUB, MISS TERESA CHU.

THE RALLY PARADE INVOLVED ABOUT 1 OQO PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE OFFICIATING GUESTS, REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, DISTRICTS, VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS, JUNIOR POLICE CALL, COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUB, HONG KONG SCOUT ASSOCIATION, HONG KONG GIRL GUIDES ASSOCIATION AND THE WAI YIN CLUB. IT FOLLOWED A DESIGNATED ROUTE IN KOWLOON PARK.

ALL PARADE TEAM MEMBERS, LED BY THE CAPE COLLINSON MARCHING BAND, CARRIED WITH THEM PLACARDS BEARING ANTI-SMOKING SLOGANS OR ANTI-SMOKING POSTERS.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WAS FOLLOWED BY A SPECIALLY PRODUCED VARIETY SHOW CENTRING ON THE +ANTI-SMOKING+ THEME. THE PROGRAMME COMPRISED DRAMA, SINGING PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS, GAMES AND QUIZZES FOR THE AUDIENCE, AND GROUP SINGING.

OTHER FEATURES OF THE MASS RALLY WERE EXHIBITIONS OF ANTI-SMOKING PUBLICITY MATERIALS, PROVISION OF GAMES STALLS, AND HEALTH TESTS.

THE MASS RALLY 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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FRESH DRIVE AGAINST MOSQUITO NUISANCE X * * * X

THERE SHOULD BE NO LET-UP ।;» A ■.. I-MOSQUITO EFFORTS AS THERE IS USUALLY A SECOND PEAK OF MOSQUITO NUISANCE IN LATE SUMMER.

MAKING THIS APPEAL, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE HEALTH EDUCATION UNIT OF THE MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH SAID THE UNIT IS LAUNCHING A TERRITORY-WIDE ANT I-MOSQUI TO EDUCATION CAMPAIGN THIS MONTH TO REMIND RESIDENTS OF THE NEED TO COMBAT THE MOSQUITO NUISANCE.

AS PART OF THE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN, THE UNIT HAS SET UP A 24-HOUR TELEPHONE SERVICE ON THE PREVENTION OF MOSQUITO BREEDING.

THE SERVICE PROVIDES A RECORDED MESSAGE IN CANTONESE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MAY DIAL 5-8916443 FOR THIS ANT I-MOSQUI TO ADVICE.

STRESSING THE +NO STAGNANT WATER, NO MOSQUITO BREEDING* MESSAGE, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE FOLLOWING MEASURES SHOULD BE TAKEN TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF MOSQUITO BREEDING:

X KEEP ALL TINS, BOTTLES, RECEPTACLES AND OUTER TYRES AWAY FROM OPEN SPACES SUCH AS ROOFS, YARDS AND CANOPIES, AND TURN UPSIDE DOWN ALL LARGE RECEPTACLES WHICH CANNOT BE MOVED READILY,

X KEEP WATER STORAGE TANKS COVERED AND SEE THEY ARE IN GOOD REPAIRS ;

X ENSURE THAT DRAINAGE IS IN ORDER TO PREVENT POSSIBLE ACCUMULATION OF WATER, AND

X RENEW WATER IN VASES AT LEAST ONCE WEEKLY AND MAKE SURE THAT NO WATER ACCUMULATES IN TRAYS OR UNDER-PLATES OF FLOWER POTS.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO CALLED ON BUILDING CONTRACTORS TO INSPECT THEIR SITES FREQUENTLY AND TO ELIMINATE ALL STAGNANT WATER ON THE SITES, OR TO SPRAY AT LEAST ONCE WEEKLY A LAYER OF LIGHT DIESEL OIL ON SUCH SURFACES IF ELIMINATION WAS IMPOSSIBLE.

UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES ORDINANCE, IT IS AN OFFENCE TO ALLOW MOSQUITO BREEDING ON PREMISES. THE PENALTY IS A MAXIMUM FINE OF $10 000.

THE UNIT HAS ALSO SENT CIRCULAR LETTERS WITH SUPPORTING PUBLICITY MATERIAL TO BUILDING CONTRACTORS, OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND MANAGEMENT OFFICES OF LARGE PRIVATE HOUSING ESTATES APPEALING FOR THEIR CO-OPERATION IN PREVENTING MOSQUITO BREEDING.

ANT I-MOSQUI TO POSTERS ARE ALSO BEING DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS AS WELL AS TO DISTRICT OFFICES OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION FOR DISPLAY.

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AUGUST WARMER AND DRIER, DESPITE WAYNE *****

AUGUST WAS HOTTER AND DRIER THAN USUAL. THE MONTHLY MEAN TEMPERATURE OF 29.0 DEGREES CELSIUS WAS THE THIRD HIGHEST ON RECORD WHILE THE TOTAL RAINFALL OF 274.9 MM WAS ONLY 66 PER CENT OF THE NORMAL AMOUNT, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY REPORTED TODAY.

HOWEVER, THUNDERSTORMS WERE FREQUENT OVER THE TERRITORY, AND OCCURRED ON 11 DAYS.

DURING THE FIRST EIGHT DAYS OF THE MONTH, THE WEATHER WAS FINE AND HOT APART FROM SOME SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

ON AUGUST 9, A LOW PRESSURE AREA TO THE NORTHEAST OF XI SHA DEVELOPED INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND MOVED WEST-NORTHWESTWARDS TOWARDS HAINAN.

WINDS IN HONG KONG FRESHENED OVERNIGHT AND SQUALLY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED THE TERRITORY.

AS THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION MOVED CLOSER TO HONG KONG, WINDS BECAME GENERALLY STRONG BY LATE AFTERNOON ON AUGUST 10 AND DID NOT MODERATE UNTIL THE MORNING ON AUGUST 11 WHEN THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION MOVED WESTWARDS ACROSS. HAINAN.

THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION BROUGHT FREQUENT SQUALLY SHOWERS AND PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN TO THE TERRITORY, AND OVER 300 MM OF RAINFALL WERE RECORDED AT TAI PO, SHA TAU KOK AND SAI KUNG.

THE WEATHER IMPROVED ON AUGUST 12 AND REMAINED GENERALLY FINE AND HOT FROM AUGUST 13 TO 19 APART FROM EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ON AUGUST 16 AND A FEW SHOWERS DURING THE AFTERNOON OF AUGUST 17.

ON AUGUST 18, AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA TO THE WEST OF LUZON DEVELOPED INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION CALLED WAYNE.

WAYNE CONTINUED TO INTENSIFY WHILE MOVING NORTHWESTWARDS TOWARDS WESTERN GUANGDONG.

THE STAND-BY SIGNAL, NO. 1, WAS HOISTED AT 11.30 AM ON AUGUST 19 WHEN SEVERE TROPICAL STORM WAYNE WAS ABOUT 590 KM SOUTH OF HONG KONG.

IT FURTHER INTENSIFIED INTO A TYPHOON IN THE AFTERNOON AND TOOK A NORTHERLY COURSE IN THE MORNING OF AUGUST 20.

THE STRONG WIND SIGNAL, NO. 3, WAS HOISTED AT 11 AM WHEN WAYNE WAS CENTRED ABOUT 270 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF HONG KONG.

LOCAL WINDS FRESHENED FROM THE EAST AND BECAME GENERALLY STRONG FROM THE NORTHEAST BY LATE EVENING.

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ALTHOUGH WAYNE WEAKENED TO A SEVERE TROPICAL STORM IN THE AFTERNOON, IT CONTINUED TO EDGE CLOSER TO HONG KONG.

THE NORTHEASTERLY GALE OR STORM SIGNAL, NO.8 NE, WAS HOISTED AT 10 PM ON AUGUST 20 WHEN WAYNE WAS ABOUT 110 KM SOUTH OF HONG KONG. WINDS REACHED GALE FORCE OFFSHORE BRIEFLY AROUND MIDNIGHT.

AS WAYNE ACCELERATED EAST-NORTHEASTWARDS AWAY FROM HONG KONG, THE NO. 8 NE SIGNAL, WAS REPLACED BY THE STRONG WIND SIGNAL, NO. 3, AT 2 AM ON AUGUST 21.

STRONG WINDS SUBSIDED SOON AFTERWARDS AND ALL SIGNALS WERE LOWERED AT 5 AM THAT DAY.

CONDITIONS REMAINED UNSETTLED IN THE WAKE OF TYPHOON WAYNE AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED OVER THE TERRITORY.

ON AUGUST 21, AFTER A VERY HOT AND SUNNY DAY, SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVERLAND AND MOVED SOUTHEASTWARDS TO AFFECT HONG KONG IN THE EVENING.

A WATERSPOUT WAS REPORTED IN KO LAU WAN, SOUTH OF TAP MUN, AROUND 9 PM AND IN ADVERSE CONDITIONS TWO FISHING JUNKS CAPSIZED, WITH THE LOSS OF THREE LIVES.

A TORNADO WAS ALSO REPORTED IN ABERDEEN AROUND THE SAME TIME.

SQUALLY THUNDERSTORMS RECURRED IN THE MORNINGS OF AUGUST 22 AND 23.

DURING THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING OF AUGUST 23, 15 PEOPLE WERE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AT THREE SEPARATE LOCATIONS IN SAI KUNG AND TSUEN WAN. THE WEATHER IMPROVED WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE ON AUGUST 24.

AFTER CROSSING TAIWAN, WAYNE WEAKENED TO A TROPICAL STORM AND RETURNED TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA ON AUGUST 25.

THE STAND-BY SIGNAL, NO. 1, WAS HOISTED AT 11.45 AM ON AUGUST 25 WHEN WAYNE WAS 430 KM EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HONG KONG AND MOVING WESTWARDS TOWARDS DONGSHA. THE SIGNAL WAS LOWERED AT 2.35 PM ON AUGUST 26 WHEN WAYNE MOVED SOUTHWESTWARDS AWAY FROM HONG KONG.

ONLY FRESH NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AND CLOUDY CONDITIONS WITH A FEW SHOWERS WERE EXPERIENCED ON AUGUST 25. IT BECAME SUNNY AND HOT AGAIN THE NEXT DAY.

NORTHERLY WINDS PREVAILED OVER SOUTH CHINA FROM AUGUST 27 TO 29 AND BROUGHT VERY HOT, RELATIVELY DRY AND HAZY CONDITIONS IN HONG KONG.

THE LAST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH WERE FINE, APART FROM SOME ISOLATED SHOWERS.

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IN ADDITION TO THE TROPICAL DEPRESSION AND TYPHOON WAYNE, FOUR OTHER TROPICAL CYCLONES OCCURRED OVER THE WESTERN NORTH PACIFIC DURING THE MONTH.

DURING THE MONTH, FIVE AIRCRAFT WERE DIVERTED FROM HONG KONG BECAUSE OF ADVERSE WEATHER.

THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WERE ISSUED ON AUGUST 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 AND 30.

FLOOD WARNINGS WERE IN EFFECT ON AUGUST 10 - 11 AND 23 WHILE A LANDSLIP WARNING WAS IN EFFECT ON AUGUST 10 AND 11.

SIGNALS HOISTED DURING THE MONTH WERE AS FOLLOWS:

WEATHER SYSTEM S IGNAL DATE AND TIME OF HOISTING DATE AND Til *IE

OF LOWERING

TROPICAL 1 AUGUST 9 9.45 PM AUGUST 10 10.30 AM

DEPRESSION 3 AUGUST 10 10.30 AM AUGUST 11 3.15 PM

TYPHOON WAYNE 1 AUGUST 19 11.30 AM AUGUST 20 11 AM

3 AUGUST 20 11 AM AUGUST 20 10 PM

9 9 8NE AUGUST 20 10 PM AUGUST 21 2 AM

3 AUpUST 21 2 AM AUGUST 21 5 AM

9 9 1 AUGUST 25 11.45 AM AUGUST 26 2.35 PM

THE MONTH SUNSHINE >S FIGURES AND DEPARTURES FROM 199.6 HOURS - NORMAL WERE: 6.4 HOURS BELOW NORMAL

RAINFALL CLOUDINESS 274.9 MM 58 PER CENT s 138.5 MM BELOW 1 8 PER CENT LESS NORMAL NORMAL THAN

RELATIVE HUMIDITY

79 PER CENT - 4 PER CENT LOWER THAN NORMAL

MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE 31.6 DEG. 0. - 0.4 DEG. C. ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN TEMPERATURE 29.0 DEG. c. - 0.8 DEG. C. ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN MINI MUM TEMPERATURE 26.9 DEG. c. - 1.0 DEG. C. ABOVE NORMAL

MEAN DEW POINT 24.9 DEG. c. - 0.1 DEG. C. ABOVE NORMAL

TOTAL . EVAPORATION 144.0 MM = 18.1 MM BELOW NORMAL

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62 BUILDING PROJECTS APPROVED IN JULY X X X X X

THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE (B.O.O.) APPROVED 62 PROJECTS IN JULY OF WHICH MORE THAN HALF - 32 - WERE APARTMENT OR APARTMENTCOMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

THIS IS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF APPROVALS SO FAR THIS YEAR AND BRINGS THE TOTAL TO 347 FOR THE JANUARY - JULY PERIOD.

THIRTEEN OF THE APARTMENT-COMMERCI AL BLOCKS ON HONG KONG ISLAND ARE TO BE BUILT ON SAI WAN HO RECLAMATION IN EASTERN DISTRICT FOR BRAEMAR WEST LIMITED. THEY RANGE FROM.18 TO 21 STOREYS.

TWO APARTMENT BLOCKS - ONE 27 STOREYS, THE OTHER 28 OVER FOUR LEVELS OF CAR PARK - ARE TO BE BUILT AT BABINGTON PATH, AND A 36-STOREY BLOCK IS TO BE BUILT AT BONHAM ROAD.

THE TALLEST BLOCK, OF 40 STOREYS OVER A NINE-LEVEL PODIUM, IS TO BE BUILT FOR HANG LUNG (R.E.A.) LIMITED OVER TIN HAU MASS TRANSIT RAILWAY STATION. A 30-STOREY BLOCK IS ALSO TO BE BUILT OVER THE STATION BY THE SAME DEVELOPER.

AN APARTMENT BLOCK OF 22 STOREYS OVER A FIVE-LEVEL CAR PARK IS TO BE BUILT AT BORRETT ROAD-BOWEN ROAD, AND A SIMILAR DEVELOPMENT OF 25 STOREYS IS TO GO UP AT 6, TAI HANG ROAD.

SIX TWO-STOREY RESIDENTIAL BLOCKS WILL BE BUILT IN PEEL RISE.

IN KOWLOON, FIVE APARTMENT AND APARTMENT-COMMERCIAL BLOCKS HAVE BEEN APPROVED, WHILE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES FIVE APARTMENTCOMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS COMPRISING 17 BLOCKS HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT.

THE B.O.O. ISSUED 44 OCCUPATION PERMITS IN JULY, 19 OF WHICH WERE FOR HONG KONG ISLAND, FOUR FOR KOWLOON AND 21 FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IT GAVE CONSENT FOR WORK TO BEGIN ON 57 NEW BUILDING PROJECTS, 31 OF WHICH WERE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES AND 18 ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

DURING THE MONTH 21 DEMOLITION ORDERS FOR 35 BUILDINGS WERE ISSUED.

THE COST OF NEW BUILDINGS COMPLETED IN JULY CAME TO APPROXIMATELY $1 038 MILLION.

IN ITS CONTINUING CRACKDOWN ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES AND ILLEGAL BUILDING WORKS, THE CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISION RECEIVED 543 COMPLAINTS AND CARRIED OUT 948 INSPECTIONS.

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ROAD SAFETY FILM SHOW FOR ELDERLY

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A FILM SHOW FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL BE HELD AS PART OF THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN LATER THIS MONTH.

BESIDES AN ENTERTAINMENT FILM, A ROAD SAFETY FILM WILL BE SHOWN AND THERE WILL ALSO BE A SHORT TALK ON THE RULES OF THE ROAD AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ROAD SAFETY.

THE FILM SHOW WILL BEGIN AT 10 AM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, AT THE FORTUNA CINEMA AT WAH FU ESTATE. ABOUT 1 200 ELDERLY PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

TICKETS FOR THE SHOW HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO VARIOUS VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND HOSTELS FOR THE ELDERLY IN THE DISTRICT.

SOME TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND SUB-OFFICES IN ABERDEEN CENTRE, WAH FU AND STANLEY ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST- SERVED BASIS.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED $16 500 FOR THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN WHICH WILL PUT EMPHASIS ON SAFETY FOR THE ELDERLY AND CHILDREN.

TO MAKE PEOPLE MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY, THE DISTRICT’S ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE WILL ARRANGE, WITH THE POLICE, VISITS TO CENTRES AND HOSTELS FOR THE ELDERLY AND ALSO ORGANISE A SERIES OF ROAD SAFETY DAYS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS.

+SPECIALLY DESIGNED GAMES, QUIZZES, AND EXHIBITS WILL HF !’0AD SAFETY DAYS TO ENABLE YOUNGSTERS TO LEARN ROAD SAFETY RULES THROUGH PLAY,+ A DISTRICT OFFICE

OFFICE

SPOKESMAN SAID.

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+KEEPING IN TOUCH+ CARDS ATTRACT READY RESPONSE

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MELCHOR MUKTI HANDED VISITORS TO THE HONG KONG

OVER 100 PAVILION

POSTCARDS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO AT EXPO ’86 IN VANCOUVER.

AND JUST IN TIME FOR RECEIVED REPLIES FROM SIX WHO WISH TO BE HIS PEN FRIENDS.

HIS SIXTH BIRTHDAY THIS WEEKEND HE HAS YOUNGSTERS IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

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A SPOKESMAN FOR THE PAVILION ORGANISERS, WHO COLLECTED A TOTAL OF 430 030 POSTCARDS FOR THE +HONG KONG IN TOUCH WITH THE WORLD+ PROGRAMME, COMMENTED: +THERE MUST BE MANY OTHER YOUNGSTERS IN HONG KONG WHO HAVE HAD REPLIES TO THEIR GESTURES OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP. POSSIBLY SOME HAVE RECEIVED AN EVEN GREATER RESPONSE.+

MELCHOR, WHO LIVES AT TRINITY COURT, HARBOUR CITY, KOWLOON, AND ATTENDS BEACON HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL, RECEIVED REPLIES FROM STEVE WUERZ OF WINNIPEG, DARRYL PATTERSON OF TORONTO, KATRINA PRESCOTT OF VANCOUVER, LAURIE HUNKA OF CALGARY, ANDREW KENNEDY OF LINDSAY, ONTARIO AND CHANDRA HILL OF WEST COVINA, CALIFORNIA.

HIS MOTHER, MRS DIOSY MUKTI, SAID: +1 AM NOW GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT HE REALLY DOES MAKE THE EFFORT TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THEM, EVEN THOUGH IT MEANS QUITE A LOT OF LETTER WRITING.+

HOWEVER, MELCHOR SAID HE REALLY PREFERRED DRAWING TO WRITING.

ASKED WHICH OF HIS DRAWINGS HAD PLEASED HIM MOST, HE REPLIED, +1 DREW A SAD CLOUD TRYING TO MAKE A RAINBOW.+

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WATER SUPPLY, DISTRIBUTION TO BE REGIONALISED

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THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT’S SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION BRANCH IS TO INTRODUCE REGIONALISATION TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICE AND TO DEPLOY STAFF RESOURCES MORE EFFECTIVELY.

REGIONALISATION WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN TWO STAGES.

STAGE I, THE FIRST REGIONAL DIVISION - THE HONG KONG

AND ISLANDS DIVISION - WILL COME INTO OPERATION ON SEPTEMBER 15.

ALL OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES FOR HONG KONG

AND OUTLYING ISLANDS BEING HANDLED BY THE ARGYLE STREET DEPOT WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE BULLOCK LANE DEPOT, WHILE THE ARGYLE STREET DEPOT WILL CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE MATTERS FOR KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

IT IS HOPED THAT STAGE II - FORMATION OF MAINLAND REGIONS -WILL BE IMPLEMENTED DURING NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR.

QUERIES ON WATER ACCOUNTS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE REGIONALISATION SCHEME AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE DEALT WITH BY THE EXISTING CONSUMER ENQUIRIES CENTRES LOCATED IN THE VARIOUS DISTRICTS.

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DUE TO REGIONALISATION, RESIDENTS OF HONG KONG AND OUTLYING ISLANDS ARE REQUESTED TO USE THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR GENERAL AND WATER ACCOUNTS ENQUIRIES AND TECHNICAL COMPLAINTS:

* GENERAL ENQUIRIES OTHER THAN WATER ACCOUNTS: 5-726311

* ALL WATER ACCOUNT ENQUIRIES: 5-79OO222

* TECHNICAL COMPLAINTS: HONG KONG ISLAND - 5-757789

LANTAU ISLAND AND SILVERMINE BAY - 5-9848257

TAI 0 - 5-9857337

CHEUNG CHAU - 5-9811324

LAMMA ISLAND - 5-9820348

PENG CHAU - 5-9830609

WORKERS URGED TO TAKE PART IN AWARD SCHEME

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NOMINATIONS UNDER THE INDUSTRIAL SCHEME WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM TOMORROW

SAFETY AMBASSADOR AWARD (MONDAY).

THE SCHEME IS ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND ACCIDENT PREVENTION (Cl SAP) AND RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG.

IT MARKS THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMMITTEE AND AIMS AT ENHANCING CO-OPERATION AMONG EMPLOYERS, EMPLOYEES AND THE GOVERNMENT IN THE PROMOTION OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

THE THREE WINNERS WILL EACH RECEIVE $3 000 AND A FREE TRIP TO JAPAN WHERE THEY WILL REPRESENT HONG KONG IN EXCHANGiNG VIEWS AND EXPERIENCE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MATTERS. CASH PRIZES WILL ALSO BE AWARDED TO 27 OTHER FINALISTS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID PARTICIPANTS MUST BE NOMINATED BY EITHER THEIR EMPLOYERS OR THEIR RELATED WORKERS’ OR TRADE UNIONS.

+SELECTION WILL BE BASED ON THE NOMINEE’S KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY, ADHERENCE TO HIS SAFETY KNOWLEDGE AND CONTRIBUTION TO INDUSTRIAL SAFETY DURING HIS EMPLOYMENT OR CAREERS,* HE SAID.

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+ALL FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE, COMPRISING REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CISAP, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT AND RTHK.+

THE SPOKESMAN CALLED ON WORKERS WHO ARE AGED 18 AND ABOVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SCHEME.

NOMINATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE BRANCH OFFICES OF THE FACTORY INSPECTORATE DIVISION OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, RTHK, THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE AND ALL DISTRICT OFFICES.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRY IS NOVEMBER 30 AND RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 6, 1987.

YOUR +LAP SAP* MAY BE WORTH TRIP ABROAD

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CIVIC-MINDED INDIVIDUALS CAN WIN TRIPS ABROAD BY

TAKING PART IN THE MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVALS +KEEP VENUES CLEAN* CAMPAIGN ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18.

WHEN GOING TO THE CARNIVALS ORGANISED BY THE URBAN COUNCIL AT VICTORIA PARK AND KO SHAN ROAD PARK MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC SHOULD BRING ALONG PLASTIC BAGS OF THE SIZE USUALLY PROVIDED BY SUPERMARKETS.

AFTER COLLECTING AS MUCH LITTER AS POSSIBLE THEY CAN EXCHANGE THE FULL BAGS FOR RAFFLE TICKETS AT SPECIAL COLLECTION POINTS AT BOTH VENUE'S FROM 7 PM UNTIL 11.30 PM.

A TOTAL OF 20 OVERSEAS TOURS AND 200 SPECIAL TOUR COUPONS ARE TO BE WON WHEN A LUCKY DRAW OF THE RAFFLE TICKETS IS HELD ON SEPTEMBER 20.

THE FIRST PRIZE IS A NINE-DAY U.S.A. WEST COAST-LAS VEGAS TOUR AND THE SECOND PRIZE A SEVEN-DAY TOUR TO JAPAN INCLUDING A VISIT TO DISNEYLAND.

THIRD AND FOURTH PRIZES ARE A SEVEN-DAY PHUKET-BANGKOK-PATTAYA TOUR AND EIGHT-DAY PEKING TOUR RESPECTIVELY.

THESE TRIPS TO THAILAND AND CHINA ROUND OUT THE LIST OF TRAVEL PRIZES WHILE S100 TOUR COUPONS WILL BE GIVEN TO 200 CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNERS.

THE LUCKY DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE AT 10 AM AT THE RECITAL HALL, HIGH BLOCK, CITY HALL AND ALL WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY TELEPHONE.

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MID-AUTUMN OPERA X *

TREAT FOR ELDERLY MX*

ABOUT 600 ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF NORTH DISTRICT WERE ENTERTAINED TO CANTONESE OPERA AT A MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION HELD AT CHEUNG WAH ESTATE CENTRAL PLAYGROUND IN FANLING THIS (SUNDAY) EVENING.

THE EVENT WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR ELDERLY ACTIVITIES AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL, WITH SPONSORSHIP FROM THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.'

+BESIDES PROVIDING MORE ENTERTAINMENT FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT, THE.EVENT ALSO AIMS AT AROUSING PEOPLE’S AWARENESS IN CARING AND RESPECTING THE ELDERLY, WHO IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO SOCIETY,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE SAID.

THE OPERA WAS PERFORMED BY THE LUNG CHEUNG OPERA TROUPE, AND DURING THE EVENING MOONCAKES AND FRUITS WERE HANDED OUT.

AMONG THE GUESTS OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE CELEBRATION WERE THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR RAYMOND PANG, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR PANG CHO-YIU.

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LANTERN CARNIVAL TREAT FOR KOWLOON CITY

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KOWLOON CITY RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO AN EVENING OF FUN AT THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LANTERN CARNIVAL ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) AT THE ARGYLE STREET PLAYGROUND.

THE EVENT IS BEING JOINTLY ORGANISED BY KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD, THE URBAN COUNCIL, THE DISTRICT’S ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL, THE LUTHERAN MARTHA BOSS COMMUNITY CENTRE AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE.

ABOUT 15 GIANT LANTERNS AND ABOUT 100 NORMAL-SIZE LANTERNS WILL BE ON DISPLAY.

PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE BEST THREE GIANT LANTERNS AND THE BEST 10 NORMAL-SIZE LANTERNS.

THE CARNIVAL PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE A VARIETY SHOW, LANTERN RIDDLES, PALMISTRY, PERFORMANCES BY SINGERS AND ACROBATS, AND DANCING.

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CHILDREN AGED UNDER 10 YEARS WILL RECEIVE LANTERNS DURING THE EVENING.

FREE TRANSPORT TO TAKE PEOPLE TO AND FROM THE VENUE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT LOK MAN ESTATE, 01 MAN ESTATE, HO MAN TIN ESTATE AND FAT KWONG STREET FIRE STATION, BETWEEN 6.30 PM AND 9 PM.

TICKETS FOR PALMISTRY READING WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TOMORROW (MONDAY) AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT KAU PUI LUNG ROAD ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS.

THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ALEX FONG, DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN MR WONG SIK-KONG, URBAN COUNCILLOR MR PETER C.K. CHAN, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL MR WU WING-KAI, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LANTERN CARNIVAL TO BEGIN AT 7 PM ON FRIDAY AT THE ARGYLE STREET PLAYGROUND.

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WAN CHAI PLANS FOR MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL * * * * *

A MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LANTERN CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD ON THE EVENING OF TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) AT THE HARBOUR ROAD GARDEN IN WAN CHAI TO CELEBRATE THE FESTIVAL.

IT IS ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

MORE THAN 10 000 LANTERNS HAVE BEEN PRINTED FOR THE OCCASION FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION TO RESIDENTS.

THE CARNIVAL ALSO CONSISTS OF MAGIC, ACROBATICS, SINGING AND BAND PERFORMANCES.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE WAN CHAI v'DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA J DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY , LAM; AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LEE KON.

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FREE TICKETS, AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED BASIS CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 201 HENNESSY ROAD, WAN CHAI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE LANTERN FESTIVAL AT 7.30 PM ON TUESDAY Al THE URBAN COUNCIL’S HARBOUR ROAD GARDEN IN WAN CHAI.

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MID-AUTUMN CELEBRATION AT SAI KUNG THA

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ABOUT 900 RESIDENTS OF THE SAI KUNG SHA KOK MEI TEMPORARY HOUSING AREA WILL BE TREATED TO AN EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT AT THE AREA’S BASKETBALL COURT ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE NIGHT’S PROGRAMMES INCLUDES PERFORMANCES BY WELL-KNOWN POP SINGERS, ACROBATIC ACTS, MAGIC SHOWS AND A LUCKY DRAW.

A SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE EVENT WAS AIMED AT PROMOTING NEIGHBOURLINESS AND ENHANCING A SENSE OF BELONGING AMONG RESIDENTS.

THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD HAS ALLOCATED $8 120 FOR THE EVENT WHICH IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE CARITAS, SHA KOK MEI THA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RAYMOND LI, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SAI KUNG RURAL COMMITTEE, MR LAU WAN-HEI, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATION NIGHT.

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QUEEN TO LAY EXHIBITION CENTRE FOUNDATION STONE

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF HER VISIT TO HONG KONG THE QUEEN WILL LAY THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE $1.8 BILLION HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE ON THE WAN CHAI RECLAMATION. WHEN COMPLETED IN OCTOBER 1988 THE COMPLEX WILL CONTAIN EXHIBITION HALLS, HOTELS, AND OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION.

AT PRESENT THE HARBOUR ROAD SITE IS A LARGE HOLE IN THE GROUND, WITH AN ARMY OF WORKMEN SWARMING ABOUT IT. FOR THE FOUNDATION STONE CEREMONY, THE HONG KONG TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL WILL PREPARE A SPECIAL AREA NEXT TO THE SITE COVERED BY INFLATABLE DOMES.

THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WILL ARRIVE AT THE SITE ACCOMPANIED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND LADY YOUDE. THEY WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRADE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, MISS LYDIA DUNN, WHO WILL PRESENT TO THEM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE TDC, MR SO CHAK-KWONG, AND LEADING FIGURES IN HONG KONG’S COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY.

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HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL SEE AN EXHIBITION PRESENTED BY THE TDC AND MISS DUNN WILL PRESENT TO THEM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF THE CENTRE.

THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE WILL BE SHOWN A MODEL OF THE PROPOSED CENTRE BEFORE HER MAJESTY LAYS THE FOUNDATION STONE.

THE COMPLETION OF THE CENTRE WILL MEAN THE REALISATION OF A 30-YEAR-OLD DREAM FOR LOCAL BUSINESSMEN AND GOVERNMENT TRADE OFFICIALS.

THE FOUR-TOWER COMPLEX WILL COMPRISE TWO EXHIBITION HALLS, EACH WITH 9 100 SQUARE METRES OF FLOOR SPACE, TWO HOTELS, ONE WITH 960 ROOMS, THE OTHER WITH 750 ROOMS, A 33-STOREY OFFICE-TRADE MART TOWER AND A BLOCK OF 970 SERVICED APARTMENTS.

IN ADDITION THERE WILL BE A CONFERENCE HALL CAPABLE OF SEATING 3 000 PEOPLE, TWO AUDITOR!A, WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION FACILITIES FOR UP TO EIGHT LANGUAGES, MEETING ROOMS AND MATERIAL HANDLING FACILITIES CAPABLE OF TAKING FULLY-LOADED CONTAINER TRUCKS UP TO THE EXHIBITION LEVELS.

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THE CENTRE IS BEING BUILT UNDER CONTRACT FROM THE TDC BY MEW ■>ORLD DEVELOPMENT LTD ON A 2.96 HECTARE SITE PROVIDED FREE OF COST BY THE GOVERNMENT. UNDER THE CONTRACT NEW WORLD IS MAKING A PAYMENT TJ- TDC OF 1750 MILLION SPREAD OVER THREE YEARS. NEW WORLD WILL B" RESPONSIBLE FOR MARKETING, FURNISHING AND OPERATING THE EXHIBITION CENTRE AND WILL PAY THE TDC FIVE PER CENT OF GROSS SALES FROM EXHIBITIONS AND CONVENTIONS WITH A GUARANTEED MINIMUM.

ON A PRIME WATERFRONT SITE, NEAR A FERRY TRMINAL, EASILY ACCESSIBLE BY ROAD, A SHORT WALK FROM A MASS TR,NSIT RAILWAY STATION AND WITH HOTEL AND OFFICE ACCOMMODATION ON THE PREMISES, THE HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE WILL OFFER FACILITIES UNRIVALLED IN THE REGION.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

MAY-JULY UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION IMPROVES .................... 1

FIRE STATION, AMBULANCE DEPOT FOR JUNK BaY ..................... 2

TSUEN WAN COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS YOUTH PROBLEMS .................. J

COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS ........................ 3

SHA TIN DB TO CONSIDER RENT PROPOSALS .......................... k

SHaM SHUI PO LANTERN CARNIVAL ORGANISED ....................

PRESS BRIEFING ON YAU MA TEI CaRNIVaL .......................... 5

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN YUEN LONG ...................... 5

CLINIC SERVICES FOR THE HOLIDaY ................................ 6

NO MAIL DELIVERY ............................................... 7

ROADWORKS PROPOSED FOR SHEK WU HUI ............................. 7

VISIT TO TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX ............................... 7

FUND-RAISING COMPETITION MAKES GOOD START ...................... 8

WATER STORAGE FIGURE ........................................... 8

EASTERN DISTRICT WaTER CUT ..................................... 8

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MAY-JULY UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION IMPROVES K K H KM

THE UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION REMAINED STABLE WHILE THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION IMPROVED IN THE QUARTER MAY-JULY 1986, COMPARED WITH THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1986, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST LABOUR FORCE STATISTICS RELEASED TODAY (MONDAY) BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY-JULY 1986 WAS 2.9 PER CENT, COMPARED WITH THE RATE OF 3.2 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1986 AND 2.9 PER CENT FOR THE SAM QUARTER OF LAST YEAR. THE DECREASE OF 0.3 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER IS NOT STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT.

THE NUMBER OF UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN THE QUARTER MAY-JULY 1986 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 79 900, COMPARED WITH 85 400 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1986 AND 78 300 FOR THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR.

THE UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY-JULY 1986 WAS 1.7 PER C.IM", WHICH COMPARES WITH THE RATE OF 2.2 PER CENT FOR THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 1986. THE RATE FOR MAY-JULY 1985 WAS 1.8 PER CENT.

WHILE THE DECREASE OF 0.5 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE PREVIOUS QUARTER IS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT, THE DECREASE OF 0.1 PERCENTAGE POINT OVER THE SAME QUARTER OF LAST YEAR IS NOT STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT.

THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS FOR THE QUARTER MAY-JULY 1986 WAS 45 700, COMPARED WITH 57 700 FOR THE QUARTER ENDING APRIL 19Ef6 AND 47 600 FOR MAY-JULY 1985.

CONSISTENT WITH THE LATEST RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION (ILO), PERSONS WHO WORKED LESS THAN 35 HOURS A WEEK DUE TO ECONOMIC REASONS (SUCH AS SLACK WORK, MATERIAL SHORTAGE, MECHANICAL BREAKDOWN AND INABILITY TO FIND FULL-TIME WORK) WERE REGARDED AS UNDEREMPLOYED ONLY IF THEY WERE EITHER SEEKING OR AVAILABLE FOR MORE WORK.

COMMENTING 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 TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE VARIATIONS IN THE FIRST-TIME JOB-SEEKERS SHOULD BE USED IN MAKING COMPARISONS OVER TIME.

THE COMMISSIONER ADDED THAT, BASED ON A SYSTEM OF MANUAL EXTRACTION OF INFORMATION FROM SURVEY QUESTIONNAIRES FOR THE LATEST MONTH, PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATES COVERING THE LATEST THREE-MONTH PERIOD COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE WITHIN TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SURVEY.

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THESE PROVIDE AN EARLY INDICATION OF THE LATEST TREND IN THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT SITUATION.

THE PROVISIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED) FOR JUNE - AUGUST 1986 WAS 3.2 PER CENT AND THE PROVISIONAL UNDEREMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 1.5 PER CENT.

HOWEVER, IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WILL BE LOWER AFTER SEASONAL ADJUSTMENT. (THE UNADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR MAY-JULY 1986 WAS 3.0 PER CENT).

THE UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT STATISTICS WERE OBTAINED FROM A CONTINUOUS GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

THIS SURVEY COVERS A QUARTERLY SAMPLE OF SOME 14 000 HOUSEHOLDS OR 52 000 PERSONS, SELECTED SCIENTIFICALLY TO REPRESENT THE LAND-BASED CIVILIAN NON-INSTITUTIONAL POPULATION IN HONG KONG.

PERSONAL AND LABOUR FORCE DATA WERE OBTAINED IN THE SURVEY BY INTERVIEWING EACH INDIVIDUAL MEMBER AGED 15 AND ABOVE IN THE HOUSEHOLDS SAMPLED.

IN THE SURVEY, THE DEFINITIONS USED IN MEASURING UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOLLOW CLOSELY THOSE RECOMMENDED BY THE ILO.

DETAILED ANALYSIS OF LABOUR FORCE CHARACTERISTICS IS GIVEN IN THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY WHICH IS PUBLISHED FOUR TIMES A YEAR. THE NEXT REPORT COVERING THE QUARTER ENDING SEPTEMBER 1986 SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE AROUND DECEMBER 20.

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FIRE STATION, AMBULANCE DEPOT FOR JUNK BAY

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A SUB-DIVISIONAL FIRE STATION AND AN AMBULANCE DEPOT ARE TO BE BUILT ON A 4 600-SQUARE-METRE SITE IN JUNK BAY TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE FIRE-FIGHTING COVER FOR A POPULATION OF 223 000 IN PHASE ONE OF THE DEVELOPING NEW TOWN.

WORK ON THE PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF A STANDARD FOUR-STOREY FIRE STATION, A STANDARD FOUR-STOREY AMBULANCE DEPOT, A NINE-STOREY DRILL TOWER, DRILL YARDS AND ANCILLARY BUILDINGS.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT, WORK ON WHICH WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN 15 MONTHS.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 3.

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TSUEN WAN COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS YOUTH PROBLEMS X X X X X s

THE SOCIAL SERVICES AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION COMMITTEE OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY "EE (SEPTEMBER 17) TO DISCUSS UNDESIRABLE INFLUENCES OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND VARIOUS OTHER PROBLEMS FACING THE DISTRICT’S YOUTH.

THE COMMITTEE WILL JOIN FORCES WITH THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM BY MEANS OF A MULTI DISCIPLINARY APPROACH INVOLVING PARTICIPATION BY PROFESSIONALS FROM RELATED FIELDS IN YOUTH WORK.

MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER A PROGRESS REPORT BY THE WORKING GROUP ON ’BUILDING THE YOUNGER GENERATION OF TSUEN WAN’.

A PROGRAMME PROPOSED FOR THE TSUEN WAN HEALTH WEEK WIIL ALSO BE DISCUSSED.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM 0-THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF TSUEN WAL' STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING AT 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROA., TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS

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MEMBERS OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO CONSIDER FUND APPLICATIONS FOR AN ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN AND TWO CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECTS TO BE LAUNCHED LATER THIS YEAR. : ; ' •-'N

THEY WILL ALSO BE BRIEFED ON THE ENHANCEMENTS TO THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM BY A COMMITTEE MEMBER, MR POON HUEN-WAI.

OTHER ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED INCLUDE A SOCIAL SERVICES WELFARE EXHIBITION AND A REPORT FROM THE WORKING GROUP ON THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL SERVICES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW AT 9.30 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING.

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SHA TIN DB TO CONSIDER RENT PROPOSALS * * * * *

THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE REVISED RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOUSING SUBSIDY AND THE DOMESTIC RENT POLICY REVIEW AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

MEMBERS WILL ALSO EXPRESS THEIR VIEWS ON THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES, AND ENDORSE FUNDS FOR THE FIRST SHA TIN FESTIVAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHA TIN DISTRICT BOARD TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 9.30 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF TIN DISTRICT OFFICE, SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE.

MEETING THE SHA

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SHAM SHU I PO LANTERN CARNIVAL ORGANISED

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A LANTERN CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD AT THE MAPLE STREET PLAYGROUND ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) EVENING FOR SHAM SHUI PO RESIDENTS TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

CO-ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT BOARD AND THE SHAM SHUI PO ARTS ASSOCIATION, THE CARNIVAL WILL OPEN AT 7.45 PM WITH A SWITCHING-ON CEREMONY TO BE OFFICIATED BY THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE URBAN COUNCIL, MRS ELSIE TU, AND AN OPENING SPEECH BY THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK.

THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VARIETY SHOW WITH PROGRAMMES INCLUDING PERFORMANCE BY THE SHAM SHUI PO CHILDREN’S CHOIR, CHINESE FOLK SONGS AND DANCES, CHINESE ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE, CANTONESE OPERATIC SONGS, RHYTHMIC DANCE AND PERFORMANCES BY POPULAR SINGERS.

PARTICIPANTS CAN ALSO TAKE PART IN GAMESTALLS THAT INCLUDE CHINESE PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATIONS, LANTERN RIDDLES, HANDICRAFT DISPLAY, SHADOW CUTTING, PALM READING AND FORTUNE TELLING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SHAM SHUI PO MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL LANTERN CARNIVAL ON FRIDAY AT MAPLE STREET PLAYGROUND, SHAM SHUI PO. THE OPENING CEREOMONY WILL START AT 7.45 PM.

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PRESS BRIEFING ON YAU MA TEI CARNIVAL *****

A LANTERN CARNIVAL WILL BE ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD IN THE URBAN COUNCIL CENTENARY GARDEN ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 18) EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR YIP WAH, WILL ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE CARNIVAL AT A PRESS BRIEFING TO BE HELD AT 3.30 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS BRIEFING TO BE HELD AT 3.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 490 NATHAN ROAD.

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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN YUEN LONG

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TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUEN MUN-YUEN LONG LIGHT RAILTRANSIT SYSTEM, SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN YUEN LONG TOWN FROM 10 PM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17).

THE DETAILS ARE:

TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS:

* THE SECTION OF MA MIU ROAD BETWEEN ON NING ROAD AND CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) WILL BE CHANGED FROM TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND',

* THE SECTION OF TAI YUK ROAD BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) AND KAU YUK ROAD WILL BE CHANGED FROM TWO-WAY TRAFFIC TO ONE-WAY SOUTHBOUND; AND

FROM CASTLE PEAK ROAD K YEUNG ROAD NORTHBOUND

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NO RIGHT-TURN WILL BE ALLOWED (YUEN LONG) WESTBOUND ON TO KI EXCEPT BY FRANCHISED BUSES.

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DURING THE TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS, MOTORISTS FROM TUEN MUN AND ARE TRAVELLING FROM CASTLE PEAK ROAD ^YUEN LONG) TO YUEN LONG TOWN NORTH ARE ADVISED TO USE KIK YEUNG ROAD. TRAFFIC FROM YUEN LONG TOWN SOUTH TO CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) WILL BE DIVERTED VIA FUNG NIN ROAD OR TAI TONG ROAD.

BUS DIVERSIONS:

* KMB ROUTES 54, 64K, 76K AND 77K WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) AND KIK YEUNG ROAD (OMITTING YUEN LONG WESTERN ROUNDABOUT) ON JOURNEYS TO YUEN LONG (WEST) BUS TERMINUS. AT THE SAME TIME, THEIR BUS STOPS OUTSIDE AND OPPOSITE THE OLD KMB DEPOT ON CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) WILL BE SUSPENDED.

* KMB ROUTE 56 WILL BE DIVERTED VIA TAI TONG ROAD, CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) AND KIK YEUNG ROAD ON JOURNEYS TO YUEN LONG (WEST) BUS TERMINUS. ITS EXISTING BUS STOPS AT KAU YUK ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED AND TWO ADDITIONAL BUS STOPS WILL BE DESIGNATED AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) OUTSIDE HOUSE NOS. 116 AND 200.

* NEW TERRITORIES RESIDENTS’ SERVICE ROUTE 68R WILL BE DIVERTED VIA CASTLE PEAK ROAD, HONG LOK ROAD, MA WANG ROAD, PING WUI ROAD, ON NING ROAD, KIK YEUNG ROAD ON JOURNEYS TO YUEN LONG MARKET. ITS EXISTING STOPPING PLACES ALONG CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) WILL BE SUSPENDED.

THE TERMINAL POINT OF THE SERVICE WILL BE RELOCATED AT KIK YEUNG ROAD OPPOSITE YUEN LONG (WEST) BUS TERMINUS AND AN ADDITIONAL STOPPING PLACE WILL BE DESIGNATED AT CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) OUTSIDE HOUSE NO. 63.

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EIGHT GOVERNMENT OUT-PATIENT CLINICS WILL STAY OPEN ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 19), THE DAY FOLLOWING THE CHINESE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY.

THE CLINICS, WHICH WILL BE OPEN BETWEEN 9 AM AND 1 PM, ARE THE VIOLET PEEL POLYCLINIC AND SHAU KEI WAN JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC ON HONG KONG ISLAND! THE KWUN TONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE, ROBERT BLACK HEALTH CENTRE AND YAU MA TEI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC IN KOWLOON 5 THE LADY TRENCH POLYCLINIC, YUEN LONG JOCKEY CLUB HEALTH CENTRE AND SHEK WU HUI JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

OTHER OUT-PATIENT AND EVENING CLINICS WILL BE CLOSED.

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NO MAIL DELIVERY * * *

THERE WILL BE NO MAIL DELIVERY ON SEPTEMBER 19 (FRIDAY) WHICH IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY.

HE ADDED THAT ALL POST OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON THAT DAY.

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ROADWORKS PROPOSED FOR SHEK WU HUI * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING TO BUILD A NUMBER OF VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ROADS AT SHEK WU HUI TO THE WEST OF FANLING WAI .

THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO CAR AND LORRY PARKS, A CYCLE PARK, A BUS BAY, CYCLE TRACKS AND FOOTPATHS, TOGETHER WITH ASSOCIATED STORMWATER AND DRAINAGE SYSTEMS.

ACCESS WILL BE MAINTAINED IN THE AREA DURING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE PUBLIC.

OBJECTIONS SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY NOVEMBER 11.

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VISIT TO TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX

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A PRESS VISIT HAS BEEN ARRANGED TO THE KWAI CHUNG TRAINING CENTRE COMPLEX OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 17) STARTING AT 2 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT.

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE KWAI FONG MTR STATION (KWAI FONG ESTATE BLOCK 4-11 EXIT) WHERE TWO VANS WILL LEAVE FOR THE COMPLEX BY 1.30 PM.

THOSE WISHING TO GO ON THEIR OWN SHOULD ASSEMBLE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE COMPLEX AT 13-19 SAN KWAI STREET AT 2 PM. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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FUND-RAISING COMPETITION MAKES GOOD START

A DISTRICT-WIDE FUND-RAISING COMPETITION IN KWUN TONG, WHICH STARTED YESTERDAY (SUNDAY), DREW ENTHUSIASTIC SUPPORT FROM RESIDENTS.

MORE THAN 700 MEMBERS FROM THE DISTRICT’S 14- AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS MADE DOOR-TO-DOOR VISITS TO APPEAL FOR DONATIONS.

THE COMPETITION IS ONE OF SEVERAL EVENTS ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION PROJECT.

THE THREE-DAY COMPETITION WILL END TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE X * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 71.2 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 417.534 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 459.311 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 78.4 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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EASTERN DISTRICT WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR URGENT REPAIR WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY HOI TAI STREET, FINN IE STREET, ALDRICH STREET, PO MAN STREET AND THE SEA FRONT, INCLUDING QUARRY BAY, TAIKOO SHING, NAN FUNG SUN CHUEN, KORNHILL AND SAI WAN

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1986

GOLD COIN TO MARK ROYAL VISIT IN OCTOBER

*****

A COMMEMORATIVE $1 OOO GOLD COIN WILL BE ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO MARK THE SECOND VISIT TO HONG KONG OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE PROOF VERSION OF THE COIN IS PRICED AT $3 300 WHILE THE BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED COIN COSTS 52 200. THESE ARE THE PRICES AT WHICH THE COCKEREL, THE DOG, THE PIG, THE RAT, THE OX AND THE TIGER COINS WERE SOLD.

TOGETHER WITH THE COIN FOR THE YEAR OF THE RABBIT, TO BE ISSUED EARLY NEXT YEAR, THE ROYAL VISIT COIN WILL COMPLETE THE SET OF 14 HONG KONG COMMEMORAT IVE GOLD COINS, THE FIRST OF WHICH WAS ISSUED IN 1975 TO COMMEMORATE THE QUEEN AND THE PRINCE PHILIP’S FIRST VISIT TO HONG KONG.

THIS COIN ALONE WILL BEAR THE NEW RAPHAEL MAKLOUF PORTRAIT OF HER MAJESTY, REPLACING THE FAMILIAR ARNOLD MACHIN DESIGN USED ON THE 1975 AND THE 12 LUNAR YEAR COINS. THE NEW EFFIGY OF THE QUEEN IS THE FIRST COIN DESIGN BY MAKLOUF AND WAS INTRODUCED IN 1985.

THE REVERSE OF THE COIN DISPLAYS THE ARMORIAL BEARINGS SYMBOLISING HONG KONG’S ASSOCIATION WITH BRITAIN AND ITS DEPENDENCE ON SEA COMMUNICATIONS AND TRADE. THE CREST CONSISTS OF A ROYAL LION WITH THE IMPERIAL CROWN, HOLDING A PEARL, SYMBOLIC OF HONG KONG, THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT. THE SHIELD CONTAINS A NAVAL CROWN WITH TWO STYLISED JUNKS INDICATING EASTERN TRADE. THE SHIELD AND THE CREST ARE SUPPORTED BY THE ROYAL LION AND A CHINESE DRAGON, REPRESENTING THE BRITISH AND CHINESE ASPECTS OF HONG KONG.

THE COIN, WHICH WILL BE LEGAL TENDER IN HONG KONG, IS OF 22 CARAT GOLD AND IS 15.976 GRAMMES IN WEIGHT AND 28.4 MILLIMETRES IN DIAMETER.

THE ISSUE WILL BE LIMITED TO 32 000 COINS OF WHICH 12 000 WILL BE OF PROOF AND 20 000 OF BRILLIANT UNCIRCULATED QUALITY. OF THE TOTAL, 22 000, CONSISTING OF 9 500 PROOF AND 12 500 UNCIRCULATED, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE EXCLUSIVELY TO HOLDERS OF HONG KONG IDENTITY CARDS. IN THE EVENT OF OVERSUBSCRIPTION A BALLOT WILL BE HELD.

/APPLICATION FOHMS

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, ■>?&*>

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APPLICATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL BRANCHES OF THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANK AND AT DISTRICT OFFICES BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 29 AND OCTOBER 11. THE COMPLETED FORMS, TOGETHER WITH CROSSED CHEQUES OR BANKER’S CASHIER ORDERS, SHOULD BE RETURNED TO ONE OF THE COLLECTION CENTRES LISTED ON THE APPLICATION FORM NO LATER THAN 12.30 PM ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1986.

A SET OF THE 14 COINS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN WHEN SHE LUNCHES AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE ON THE FIRST DAY OF HER VISIT.

PROCEEDS FROM THE SALES OF THE GOLD COINS ARE HELD IN A SPECIAL COIN SUSPENSE ACCOUNT. FUNDS FROM THE ACCOUNT HAVE BEEN USED TO FINANCE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, CAREFULLY SELECTED PROJECTS FOR THE COMMUNITY, SUCH AS THE HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE, THE SHA TIN INFIRMARY, QUEEN ELIZABETH STADIUM, JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE AND FLATS FOR THE ELDERLY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

EDUCATION REPORT PUBLISHED FOR CONSULTATION ................. 1

NINE NOMINATED FOR LAB ELECTION ............................. 3

DEADLINE NEARS FOR CIVIC EDUCATION SUBSIDIES ................ 4

TIMETABLE FOR LEGCO SITTINGS ANNOUNCED ...................... 6

PUBLIC URGED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT DURING FESTIVAL ........ 8

JUNK BAY TUNNEL APPROACHES PROPOSED ......................... 10

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES CLEARED IN KWUN TONG ..................... 11

VIEWS OF WOMEN WORKERS BEING SOUGHT ......................... 11

TAI PO COMMITTEE VISITS PINEHILL VILLAGE ..........‘......... 12

KLASSE WORKERS RECEIVE EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS ................... 12

CARNIVAL FUN FOR WAN CHAI RESIDENTS ................. 13

LANTERN CARNIVAL FOR YAU MA TEI RESIDENTS ................... 1?

VARIETY SHOW TO STaRT FESTIVAL CELEBRATION .................. 15

PRESS CONFERENCE ON STUDY TOUR TO EUROPE .................... 15

VARIETY SHOW FOR WAN CHaI RESIDENTS ................. 16

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1986

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EDUCATION REPORT PUBLISHED FOR CONSULTATION *****

THE EDUCATION COMMISSION’S REPORT NO. 2 WAS PUBLISHED TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT COPIES OF THE REPORT WOULD BE DISTRIBUTED TO SCHOOLS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES.

+THE EDUCATION COMMISSION WILL WELCOME COMMENTS ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE REPORT DURING THE THREE-MONTH CONSULTATION PERIOD*, THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE EDUCATION COMMISSION,' WHICH MEETS UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF MR LEE QUO-WEI, HAS BEEN WORKING ON THE REPORT SINCE EARLY LAST YEAR.

+THE REPORT DISCUSSES IN DETAIL A WIDE RANGE OF IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL ISSUES, INCLUDING PRE-PRIMARY SERVICES, THE DEVELOPMENT OF SIXTH FORM EDUCATION, TEACHER PREPARATION, OPEN EDUCATION AND THE FINANCING OF EDUCATION*.

+IT MAKES MORE THAN 100 RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO THESE AND OTHER ISSUES*, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THE SPOKESMAN HIGHLIGHTED THE FOLLOWING MAJOR RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE REPORT:-

PRE-PRIMARY SERVICES:

AN IMPROVED FEE ASSISTANCE SCHEME TO SUPPORT HIGHER SALARIES FOR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS IS RECOMMENDED IN CHAPTER V OF THE REPORT.

IN THE COMMISSION’S VIEW, THIS WILL ENCOURAGE BOTH THE SEEKING OF TRAINING BY THE TEACHERS AND AN IMPROVED TEACHING STAFF STRUCTURE IN KINDERGARTENS.

THE REPORT OUTLINES A PROGRAMME OF TEACHER PREPARATION TO ENSURE THAT AN ADEQUATE NUMBER OF TRAINED KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS ARE AVAILABLE AND RECOMMENDS THE UNIFICATION OF ALL PRE-PRIMARY SERVICES.

SIXTH FORM EDUCATION:

IN CHAPTER VI OF THE REPORT, THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS AN INTEGRATED SIXTH FORM CURRICULUM, THE ABOLITION OF THE HONG KONG HIGHER LEVEL EXAMINATION AND THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW INTERMEDIATE (I) LEVEL EXAMINATION, BASED ON A CURRICULUM DERIVED FROM THE HONG KONG ADVANCED (A) LEVEL EXAMINATION.

THE COMMISSION SUGGESTS THAT BOTH A AND I LEVEL EXAMINATIONS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN CHINESE AS WELL AS ENGLISH AND THAT NEW SUBJECTS OF A LESS ACADEMIC NATURE SHOULD BE DEVELOPED AT BOTH LEVELS, IN ORDER TO BROADEN THE CURRICULUM.

/THE COMMISSION .......

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THE COMMISSION FURTHER RECOMMENDS THAT SIXTH FORM COURSES SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO ALL PREVOCATIONAL SCHOOLS, AND THAT ALL SCHOOLS WHICH AT PRESENT OFFER ONLY ONE-YEAR SIXTH FORM COURSES SHOULD DEVELOP A FORM 7.

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS IN THIS CHAPTER INCLUDE THE DEVELOPMENT OF SIXTH FORM STUDIES IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE AND A CENTRALISED ADMISSIONS SYSTEM FOR POST-SECONDARY ENTRANCE.

TEACHER PREPARATION:

IN CHAPTER VII OF THE REPORT, THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS THAT 90 PER CENT OF GRADUATE TEACHERS SHOULD EVENTUALLY BE TRAINED, AND THAT 80 PER CENT OF GRADUATE TEACHERS SHOULD BE TRAINED BY 1994.

THE COMMISSION REAFFIRMS ITS SUPPORT FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL HEADS, PROPOSES THAT A SIMILAR COURSE FOR THE HEADS OF SPECIAL SCHOOLS SHOULD BE INTRODUCED AND RECOMMENDS NEW DEGREE COURSES FOR TEACHERS OF TECHNICAL, PRACTICAL AND CULTURAL SUBJECTS.

ALSO RECOMMENDED ARE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE EXISTING IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS.

OPEN EDUCATION:

THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS IN CHAPTER VIII THAT, AT THE POST-SECONDARY LEVEL, A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMME OF OPEN EDUCATION THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING SHOULD BE DEVELOPED.

*

THE PROGRAMME WOULD BE OPERATED BY A CONSORTIUM, IN WHICH ALL THE FIVE INSTITUTIONS FUNDED BY THE UNIVERSITY AND POLYTECHNIC GRANTS COMMITTEE WOULD BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

THE CONSORTIUM WOULD ARRANGE COURSES, INITIALLY USING MATERIAL ACQUIRED FROM OVERSEAS.

THE OBJECTIVE WOULD BE FOR THE PROGRAMME TO BE SELF-FINANCING AND TO COVER ALL LEVELS OF POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION UP TO HIGHER DEGREE LEVEL.

THE COMMISSION ALSO RECOMMENDS THAT THE ADVICE OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR ACADEMIC AWARDS BE SOUGHT ON GUIDELINES TO BE USED FOR THE VALIDATION OF DISTANCE LEARNING COURSES OFFERED LOCALLY BY OVERSEAS INSTITUTIONS.

AMALGAMATION OF THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL COURSES FOR ADULTS INTO A SINGLE FIVE-YEAR COURSE AND INTRODUCTION OF A SIXTH FORM COURSE ARE ALSO RECOMMENDED AND THE COMMISSION SUGGESTS THAT A PILOT SCHEME FOR REGIONAL CENTRES FOR ADULT EDUCATION SHOULD BE DEVELOPED.

/FINANCING OF .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1986

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FINANCING OF EDUCATION:

IN CHAPTER IX, THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SERIES OF MODELS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF STRATEGIES FOR THE FINANCING OF EDUCATION BY THE GOVERNMENT.

THE GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT A CHINESE TRANSLATION OF THE REPORT IS IN THE FINAL STAGES OF PREPARATION AND THAT PRINTED COPIES OF THIS WOULD BE READY IN A FEW WEEKS’ TIME.

ALL VIEWS AND COMMENTS ON THE REPORT SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY TO THE EDUCATION COMMISSION, EDUCATION AND MANPOWER BRANCH, THIRD FLOOR, EAST WING, CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES, LOWER ALBERT ROAD, HONG KONG, BY THE END OF DECEMBER THIS YEAR.

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NINE NOMINATED FOR LAB ELECTION

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NINE CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR ELECTION AS EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES TO THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD.

THEY ARE:

* MR LEE HO I-TONG OF HONG KONG GARMENT INDUSTRY FREE WORKERS GENERAL UNION

* MR WONG WAI-HUNG OF ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT LAND AND ENGINEERING SURVEYING OFFICERS

* MR PUN TIN-CHI OF HONG KONG PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS’ UNION

* MR CHEUNG KWOK-BIU OF HONG KONG CIVIL SERVANTS GENERAL UNION

* MR CHAN YUN-CHE OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON MOTOR CAR DRIVERS GENERAL UNION

* MR JOHN STOVE LAMBOURN OF MARINE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION, AND ALSO OF THE ASSOCIATION OF EXPATRIATE CIVIL SERVANTS OF HONG KONG

* MR CHENG PAK-KWAN OF MARINE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

* MISS LI FUNG-YING OF HONG KONG AND KOWLOON ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES’ GENERAL UNION

* MR CHENG YIU-TONG OF HONG KONG UNION OF CHINESE WORKERS

IN WESTERN STYLE EMPLOYMENT

/A LABOUR........

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1986

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID ALL CANDIDATES WERE NOMINATED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE UNION.

+0UT OF THE NINE CANDIDATES, FOUR WILL BE ELECTED TO THE BOARD FOR TWO YEARS FROM 1987,+ THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

+ALL REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS WILL BE INVITED TO APPOINT NOT MORE THAN TWO PERSONS AS AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES ATTEND THE ELECTION.

TO

+ELECTION BY SECRET SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 24.+

BALLOT WILL TAKE PLACE AT QUEEN ELIZABETH

THE LABOUR ADVISORY

BOARD IS A NON-STATUTORY TRIPARTITE BODY

RESPONSIBLE FOR ADVISING THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR ON LABOUR MATTERS INCLUDING LEGISLATION AND THE APPLICATION OF INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONVENTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

IT COMPRISES SIX EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES AND SIX EMPLOYERS’ REPRESENTATIVES WITH THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR AS CHAIRMAN.

FOUR OF THE EMPLOYEES’ REPRESENTATIVES ARE ELECTED BY REGISTERED EMPLOYEES’ TRADE UNIONS AND FOUR EMPLOYERS’ REPRESENTATIVES NOMINATED BY THE FOUR MAJOR EMPLOYERS’ ASSOCIATIONS - EMPLOYERS’ FEDERATION OF HONG KONG HONG KONG GENERAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CHINESE MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG AND FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES.

THE OTHER MEMBERS ARE DIRECTLY APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR.

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DEADLINE NEARS FOR CIVIC EDUCATION SUBSIDIES

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COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS WISHING TO OBTAIN A SUBSIDY FOR ORGANISING CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECTS SHOULD APPLY NOW TO THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

THE COMMITTEE HAD SET ASIDE $250 000 FOR SUBSIDISING COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PROJECTS ON CIVIC EDUCATION, WITH A MAXIMUM GRANT OF $10 000 PER PROJECT.

THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 30.

MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE TODAY (TUESDAY) MET PARTIES INTERESTED IN THE SUBSIDY SCHEME AT A TEA RECEPTION TO EXPLAIN VARIOUS DETAILS AND THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES.

/THE RECEPTION .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1986

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THE RECEPTION WAS SPREAD OVER TWO SESSIONS AT A HOTEL. REPRESENTATIVES OF EDUCATION BODIES, STUDENT GROUPS, SOCIAL WORKERS AND MEMBERS OF THE JOINT CONFERENCE ON THE PROMOTION OF EDUCATION ATTENDED.

EXPLAINING THE SUBSIDY SCHEME, THE CONVENOR OF THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION GROUP OF THE COMMITTEE, MR MAK HOI-WAH, SAID THE AIM WAS TO STIMULATE ORGANISATIONS FROM VARIOUS SECTORS TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION, AND TO ENCOURAGE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS.

+THE BASIC CONTENTS OF THESE PROJECTS SHOULD ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO UNDERSTAND AND PRACTISE ’RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP’, TO UNDERSTAND AND UPHOLD CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND TO UNDERSTAND THE MAJOR ELEMENTS THAT HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO MAKING HONG KONG AN OPEN COSMOPOLITAN AND MODERN SOCIETY,* HE SAID.

+IT SHOULD ALSO ENABLE PARTICIPANTS TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICS THUS ENHANCING THE IDEA OF FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, THE RULE OF LAW AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 5 TO UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT AND ASSOCIATED CHANGES AND CHALLENGES THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN HONG KONG AND TO UNDERSTAND CHINA’S PAST AND PRESENT, TO COMPREHEND HER TRADITION AND CULTURE AND TO BE CONCERNED FOR HER FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.*

EACH APPLICATION WILL BE VETTED AND ASSESSED BY THE COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION GROUP WHICH COMPRISES PRIVATE SECTOR AND GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES.

+IN DECIDING THE SUBSIDE, EACH APPLICATION WILL BE ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THE CONTENT OF THE PROJECT, THE AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REQUIRED AND THE COST EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAMME,* MR MAK SAID.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED BEFORE THE END OF OCTOBER AND, IF NECESSARY, THEY COULD RECEIVE AN ADVANCE PAYMENT OF 50 PER CENT OF THE SUBSIDY.

THE PROJECT MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THE END OF FEBRUARY NEXT YEAR AND REPORTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE ORGANISERS WITHIN ONE MONTH OF THE COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT.

ALL PROJECTS SUBSIDISED BY THE SCHEME COULD ALSO BE INCLUDED IN AN OUTSTANDING CIVIC EDUCATION PROJECT AWARD SCHEME TO BE HELD NEXT YEAR.

APPLICATION FORMS, TOGETHER WITH DETAILS OF APPLICATION PROCEDURES, ARE OBTAINABLE AT DISTRICT OFFICES. THE FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS, 13/F WORLD SHIPPING CENTRE, 7 CANTON ROAD.

ENQUIRIES 3-669074.

ABOUT THE SCHEME CAN BE MADE ON 3-665494 AND

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TIMETABLE FOR LEGCO SITTINGS ANNOUNCED

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THE FIRST SITTING OF THE 1986-87 SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 8 (WEDNESDAY) WHEN THE GOVERNOR WILL DELIVER HIS ANNUAL ADDRESS TO THE COUNCIL, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

THERE WILL ALSO BE A NUMBER OF TWO-DAY SITTINGS FOR THE DEBATE ON THE MOTION OF THANKS AND FOR THE BUDGET DEBATE. AN EXTRA SITTING MAY BE HELD AT THE END OF THE SESSION TO CLEAR OUTSTANDING BUSINESS, THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

THE NEW LEGCO COUNCIL WILL MEET WEEKLY, THE SAME AS FOR THE PREVIOUS SESSION.

FOLLOWING IS THE PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS:

PROVISIONAL DATES OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SITTINGS FOR THE 1986-87 SESSION

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1986 OPENING OF THE 1986-87 SESSION (GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS)

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15, 1986 REGULAR SITTING

(WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22, 1986 HOLIDAY FOR QUEEN’S VISIT)

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29, 1986 ’ REGULAR SITTING

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1986 DEBATE ON MOTION OF THANKS

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6, 1986 (UNOFFICIALS SPEAK)

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 12, 1986 REGULAR SITTING

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1986 » 9

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26, 1986 DEBATE ON MOTION OF THANKS

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27, 1986 (OFFICIALS SPEAK)

(IF NECESSARY) WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 3, 1986 REGULAR SITTING

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10, 1986 9 9

(THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS)

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 7, 1987 REGULAR SITTING

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 14, 1987 9 9

'WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21, 1987 9 9

/(THREE WEEKS' .......

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1986

(THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR LUNAR NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS)

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 1987 REGULAR SITTING

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 25, 1987 FIRST BUDGET SITTING (FINANCIAL SECRETARY PRESENTS BUDGET)

WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 , 1987 REGULAR SITTING

WEDNESDAY THURSDAY MARCH 18 MARCH 19 , 1987 , 1987 SECOND BUDGET SITTING (UNOFFICIALS SPEAK)

WEDNESDAY MARCH 25 , 1987 REGULAR SITTING

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1, THURSDAY APRIL 2, (IF NECESSARY) 1987 1987 THIRD BUDGET SITTING (OFFICIALS SPEAK)

WEDNESDAY APRIL 8, 1987 REGULAR SITTING

(THREE WEEKS’ GAP TO CLEAR EASTER HOLIDAYS)

'WEDNESDAY MAY 6, 1987 FOURTH BUDGET SITTING (COMMITTEE STAGE AND THIRD READI OF APPROPRIATION BILL)

WEDNESDAY MAY 13, 1987 REGULAR SITTING

WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 1987 9 9

WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 1987 9 9

WEDNESDAY JUNE 3, 1987 9 9

WEDNESDAY JUNE 10, 1987 9 9

WEDNESDAY JUNE 17, 1987 9 9

WEDNESDAY JUNE 24, 1987 9 >

WEDNESDAY JULY 1, 1987 9 9

WEDNESDAY JULY 8, 1987 9 9

WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 1987 9 9

WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 1987 9 9

( IF NECESSARY)

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PUBLIC URGED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT DURING FESTIVAL ******

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT REMINDED MOTORISTS THAT SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED ON HONG KONG ISLAND TO COPE WITH CROWDS DURING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL ON SEPTEMBER 18 (THURSDAY).

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE ADVISED TO MAKE FULL USE OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT, WHICH WILL BE EXTENDED TO RUN OVERNIGHT OR UNTIL EARLY MORNING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 19).

PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

THE MTR AND PEAK TRAMS WILL RUN ALL NIGHT, WHILE TRAM SERVICES, EXCEPT THE ROUTES RUNNING FROM HAPPY VALLEY TO SHAU KEI WAN AND KENNEDY TOWN, WILL BE EXTENDED TO AROUND 2 AM ON FRIDAY.

CMB WILL OPERATE TWO SPECIAL BUS ROUTES TO THE PEAK AREA: 15A RUNNING BETWEEN NORTH POINT FERRY AND THE PEAK FROM 7.30 PM ON THURSDAY TO 4.45 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY : AND 15M OPERATING FROM 8 PM ON THURSDAY TO 2.37 AM THE NEXT MORNING BETWEEN ADMIRALTY MTR STATION AND THE PEAK.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE OPERATED ON CMB ROUTES 6, 9, 14, 15, 61 AND 73. ROUTES 70, 72, 90M, 92 AND EXPRESS COACH ROUTE 260 WILL

ALSO EXTEND THEIR SERVICES TO FINISH BETWEEN 12.30 AM AND 1.24 AM

ON FRIDAY.

IN ADDITION, BUSES ON CMB ROUTE 5B AND CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTES 102,

103, 106, 170 AND 200 WILL HAVE TO DIVERT THEIR ROUTE INGS IN ORDER

TO AVOID THE CLOSED ROAD SECTIONS.

MOREOVER, ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL ALSO BE OPERATED ON NLB ROUTES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 AND 7 ON LANTAU ISLAND DURING THE FESTIVAL HOLIDAYS.

FOR GREEN MINIBUS SERVICES, ROUTE 1 (CENTRAL TO THE PEAK) WILL RUN UNTIL 4 AM ON FRIDAY, WHILE THE SERVICES OF ROUTES 16M (CHAI WAN MTR STATION TO CHUNG HOM KOK) AND 20 (CHAI WAN FERRY PIER TO SAI WAN HO FERRY PIER) WILL CLOSE AT 12.40 AM ON BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

ADDITIONAL SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED ON OUTLYING DISTRICT FERRY ROUTES. IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE INCREASE IN PASSENGER DEMAND, FROM 6 PM ON THURSDAY THE FERRY SERVICE FROM CENTRAL TO LAMMA ISLAND WILL OPERATE FROM BLAKE PIER INSTEAD OF FROM CENTRAL GOVERNMENT PIER.

HOWEVER, EVENING PEAK-HOUR FERRY SERVICES BETWEEN CENTRAL AND KWUN TONG WILL BE SUSPENDED ON THURSDAY.

/TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS .......

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TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS

FROM 6.30 PM ON THURSDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT DAY, THE SECTION OF PEAK ROAD OUTSIDE THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES, COACHES, TAXIS, GREEN MINIBUSES AND THOSE FOR ACCESS TO PREMISES IN MOUNT AUSTIN ROAD, LUGARD AND HARLECH ROADS. ALL OTHER VEHICLES WILL BE DIRECTED TO TURN ROUND OUTSIDE THE VICTORIA GAP CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AND LEAVE VIA THE PEAK ROAD SLIP ROAD OUTSIDE THE PEAK MANSION.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE ACCESS ROAD WITHIN THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS CAR PARK AND TRANSPORT INTERCHANGE WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY CLOCKWISE FOR BUSES, COACHES, TAXIS AND GREEN MINIBUSES ONLY. IF NECESSARY, TRAFFIC ON PEAK ROAD AND MAGAZINE GAP ROAD MAY ALSO BE DIVERTED AT ANY TIME.

FROM 2 PM ON THURSDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT MORNING, ALL METERED PARKING SPACES AND PARKING SPACES FOR PUBLIC BUSES AT THE UPPER PEAK TRAM TERMINUS AND PEAK GARDEN WILL BE SUSPENDED.

IN CAUSEWAY BAY, A NUMBER OF ROADS NEAR VICTORIA PARK WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC BETWEEN 7 PM ON THURSDAY AND 3 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

THESE INCLUDE: GLOUCESTER ROAD BETWEEN INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD AND CAUSEWAY ROAD EXCEPT THE ACCESS FOR NORTHBOUND VEHICLES FROM TAI HANG ROAD FLYOVER HEADING FOR GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER, KINGSTON STREET EAST OF CLEVELAND STREET, PATERSON STREET SOUTH OF KINGSTON STREET, EAST POINT ROAD, GREAT GEORGE STREET, SUGAR STREET, LOCKHART ROAD EAST OF CANNON STREET, KAI CHIU ROAD EAST OF YUN PING ROAD, AND ELECTRIC ROAD BETWEEN HING FAT STREET AND YACHT STREET.

AT THE SAME TIME, LAU LI STREET BETWEEN ELECTRIC ROAD AND HING FAT STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND FOR VEHICLES TO TRAVEL FROM ELECTRIC ROAD TO HING FAT STREET, WHILE CANNON STREET WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.

FROM NOON ON THURSDAY UNTIL 3 AM THE NEXT DAY, CERTAIN METERED PARKING SPACES, TAXIS AND PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STANDS IN CAUSEWAY BAY AREA WILL BE SUSPENDED. LEARNER DRIVERS WILL ALSO BE BANNED FROM MOST OF THE ROAD SECTIONS IN THE AREA BETWEEN 7.30 PM AND 11.30 PM ON THURSDAY.

IN CENTRAL, THE SECTION OF PIER ROAD BETWEEN GILMAN STREET AND CENTRAL HARBOUR SERVICES PIER WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1 PM TO MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY.

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MEANWHILE, BEACH ROAD AND SOUTH BAY ROAD IN REPULSE BAY WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, EXCEPT CMB BUSES AND LOCAL ACCESS VEHICLES AT ANY TIME IF NECESSARY. ALL PARKING SPACES ALONG BEACH ROAD OPPOSITE TO HOUSE NO. 871 EXCEPT THE TAXI STAND WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 2 PM ON THURSDAY TO 8 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

A MAP OF THE SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE SENT BY FACSIMILE NETWORK LATER TODAY.

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JUNK BAY TUNNEL APPROACHES PROPOSED * * * *

THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS PROPOSING TO CONSTRUCT THE EASTERN APPROACHES TO THE JUNK BAY TUNNEL.

THE APPROACHES ARE ABOUT 1.4 KILOMETRES LONG AND WILL RUN FROM THE EASTERN END OF THE TUNNEL TO LINK UP WITH THE PROPOSED ROAD NETWORK IN JUNK BAY NEW TOWN.

THE ROAD WILL BE DUAL CARRIAGEWAY PROVIDING TWO LANES DOWNHILL AND THREE UPHILL. ’

THE PROJECT WILL INCLUDE AN 18-METRE-LONG BRIDGE OVER PO LAM ROAD, THE TSUENG KWAN 0 VIADUCT WHICH WILL BE 200 METRES LONG AND ANOTHER 200-METRE-L0NG VIADUCT AT THE LOWER END OF THE APPROACHES.

ALSO INCLUDED WILL BE ANCILLARY WORKS SUCH AS FOOTPATHS, AN UNDERPASS, NOISE BARRIERS AND LANDSCAPING WORKS.

A NOTICE ABOUT THE PROPOSED WORKS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE LATEST GAZETTE.

OBJECTIONS SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY NOVEMBER 11.

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ILLEGAL STRUCTURES CLEARED IN KWUN TONG

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A TOTAL OF 4-7 ILLEGAL STRUCTURES AT HORSE SHOE LANE IN KWUN TONG WERE CLEARED TODAY (TUESDAY) AS PART Of THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME.

IT WAS INITIATED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE AND JOINTLY CARRIED OUT BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE Zur !nMDiNGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ’ THE POLICE AND THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT.

SITUATED IN THE TOWN AREA, 33 ILLEGAL STRUCTURES WERE WFRFCnOMFqT!rL|iM|,Te°SES’ WH,LE THE RE!^AIN,NG I2*- STRUCTURES Went DUribollC UNITS.

OF THE PEOPLE AFFECTED, FOUR WERE RESETTLED IN PUBLIC Snnclwr hmTtIES' WHILE 16 PE0PLE WERE ALLOCATED TEMPORARY nUUoI NG UN ITS.

TO ELIGIBLE

E^n^TlJo$Lo^J^LTOTALLING $72 120.75 WERE ALSO GRANTED . - . onur-UrtnA I Ur\o .

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VIEWS OF WOMEN WORKERS BEING SOUGHT

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MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED ON THE PROGRESS OF A SURVEY ON THE CONDITIONS OF WORK FOR FEMALE WORKERS IN TSUEN WAN AT A COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 18).

THE COMMITTEE COMMISSIONED THE SURVEY TO FIND OUT THE ATTITUDES AND OPINIONS OF FEMALE WORKERS CONCERNING THEIR EMPLOYMENT.

REPORTS ON WORKING GROUPS ON LIAISON WITH COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SECTORS AND THE WORKING POPULATION WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED.

AN EXPLANATORY PAPER FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WITH INFORMATION ON SAMPLING METHODS USED BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN CONDUCTING SURVEYS ON INDUSTRIAL ESTABLISHMENTS WILL BE TABLED FOR THE INFORMATION OF MEMBERS.

THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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TAI PO COMMITTEE VISITS PINEHILL VILLAGE * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE TAI PO DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING VISITED PINEHILL VILLAGE WHICH PROVIDES EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL SERVICES FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

THE VISIT WAS AIMED AT PROVIDING COMMITTEE MEMBERS WITH BACKGROUND INFORMATION PRIOR TO THEIR DISCUSSION ON THE ♦PROVISION OF REHABILITATION SERVICES* AT A MEETING THIS MORNING.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS WERE MET BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, MS NORA WONG, AND LATER VIEWED A 10-MINUTE SLIDE SHOW ON THE WORK OF THE VILLAGE.

AFTER THE SLIDE SHOW THEY TOURED THE VILLAGE WHICH IS OPERATED BY THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.

AT THE ADVANCED TRAINING CENTRE THE VISITORS SAW TRAINEES LEARNING WOODWORK, METALWORK, MACHINE SEWING AND ASSEMBLY WORK.

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KLASSE WORKERS RECE IVE EX-GRATIA PAYMENTS

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ALL THE 258 WORKERS FROM THE DEFUNCT KLASSE DEPARTMENT STORE WHO APPLIED FOR COMPENSATION RECEIVED PAYMENTS FROM THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY FUND BETWEEN JULY AND AUGUST THIS YEAR.

COMMENTING ON A PRESS REPORT TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT SAID WORKERS WERE PAID $878 700 COVERING THEIR WAGES IN ARREARS.

+IN THE MAJORITY OF THESE CASES, PAYMENTS WERE MADE WITHIN TWO WEEKS FROM APPLICATION,* HE ADDED.

AS FOR CLAIMS FOR SEVERANCE PAY AND WAGES IN LIEU OF NOTICE, THE WORKERS WERE REFERRED TO THE LEGAL AID DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE.

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CARNIVAL FUN FOR WAN CHAI RESIDENTS * * * * *

MORE THAN 500 RESIDENTS IN WAN CHAI SPENT AN ENJOYABLE EVENING AT THE HARBOUR ROAD GARDEN CELEBRATING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL WITH A LANTERN CARNIVAL TONIGHT (TUESDAY).

THE EVENT WAS ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LEE KON, NOTED THAT THE EVENT WAS FINANCED BY SURPLUS FUNDS RAISED FOR THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL HELD IN JANUARY.

HE EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THE FESTIVE SPIRIT GENERATED BY THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL WOULD BE CARRIED ON IN THE COMING FESTIVAL AND THAT ALL WAN CHAI RESIDENTS COULD TAKE PART AND SHARE IN THE FUN.

THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, SAID THAT THE PUBLIC, APART FROM TAKING PART IN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, SHOULD ALSO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

A CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION ON CIVIC RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD BE ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT HENNESSY CENTRE FROM SEPTEMBER 26 TO 29 AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WERE WELCOME TO ATTEND. HE SAID.

OTHER OFFICIATING GUESTS INCLUDED THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN. MRS PEGGY LAM, AND MEMBERS OF THE WAN CHAI FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE.

THE CARNIVAL COMPRISED MAGIC SHOWS, AND ACROBATIC, SINGING AND BAND PERFORMANCES. LANTERNS WERE ALSO DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS.

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A LANTERN CARNIVAL WILL BE ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TFI (SEPTfSIfr0^? froIH7 omBta C0UNCIL CENTENARY GARDEN ON THURSDAY fpctTva?ER 18) FR°M 7 PM T0 11 PM T0 CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN ■ t.oI I V AL,

THE CARN,VAL T0DAY (TUESDAY), DISTRICT BOARD, MR YIP WAH, SAID: +A SUM OF B0ARD FUNDS HAS BEEN ALLOCATED FOR THE EVENT TO PROVIDE FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR RES I

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PROGRAMMES FOR THE NIGHT INCLUDE DANCE AND SINGING PERFORMANCES BY SINGERS AND TELEVISION ARTISTES.

THERE WILL ALSO BE GAMESTALLS SET UP BY LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND THE FIVE AREA COMMITTEES ON THEMES RANGING FROM CRIME PREVENTION TO CIVIC EDUCATION.

A SPECIAL GAMESTALL ON CHINESE CHESS WILL BE PUT UP BY THE HONG KONG CHINESE CHESS ASSOCIATION AND BLINDFOLDED CHESS PLAYERS WILL BE PRESENT TO MEET CHALLENGE FROM FELLOW CHESS PLAYERS.

THE FOUR BEST DESIGNED STALLS WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES. PARTICIPANTS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO WIN PRIZES FOR THE VARIOUS GAMES.

OTHER ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE LANTERN RIDDLES, WORD PROPHECY AND FORTUNE TELLING CONDUCTED BILINGUALLY.

FREE TICKETS ARE OBTAINABLE AT YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE.

OTHER ORGANISERS AND CO-ORGANI SERS OF THE EVENT INCLUDE THE URB/'i COUNCIL, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOC I Al ION, YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI CULTURE AND ARTS ASSOCIATION, YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE YAU MA TEI SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING OF THE CARNIVAL WILL BE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, YAU MA TEI DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR BEN MUNFORD, DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR YIP WAH, URBAN COUNCILLOR, MR KWAN LIM-HO, AND REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TSIM SHA TSUI EAST PROPERTY DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION. MR DAVID KWAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE LANTERN CARNIVAL AT 7 PM AND THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 8.30 PM ON THURSDAY IN THE URBAN COUNCIL CENTENARY GARDEN, TSIM SHA TSUI EAST.

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VARIETY SHOW TO START FESTIVAL CELEBRATION * * * *

CELEBRATION OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN SHAM SHU I PO DISTRICT WILL START TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) WITH A VARIETY SHOW AT PO ON ROAD PLAYGROUND ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHU I PO COUNCIL FOR PROMOTION OF CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES.

THE SHOW WILL FEATURE TELEVISION AND FILM STARS AS WELL AS TALENTED YOUNG SINGERS.

MOON-CAKES WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE AGED OVER 60, AND LANTERNS WILL ALSO BE DISTRIBUTED.

THERE WILL BE LANTERN RIDDLES, A PAINTING AND CALLIGRAPHY DEMONSTRATION, AND A DEMONSTRATION OF ANCIENT CHINESE KNOTTING.

THE SHAM SHUI PO DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SYLVESTER TSE, WILL OFFICIATE AT AN OPENING CEREMONY AT 7 PM, ALTHOUGH SOME EVENTS ON THE PROGRAMMES WILL BEGIN EARLIER, AT 6 PM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE WELCOME TO COVER THE MID-AUTUMN VARIETY SHOW TOMORROW AT PO ON ROAD PLAYGROUND, SHAM SHUI PO.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON STUDY TOUR TO EUROPE

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KWAI TSING DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK, AND MEMBERS OF THE KWAI CHUNG AND TSING Yl DISTRICT BOARD DELEGATION TO EUROPE WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) TO REPORT ON THEIR TWO-WEEK EUROPEAN STUDY TOUR LAST MONTH.

THE 12-MEMBER DELEGATION INCLUDED SEVEN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF ITS SUB-COMMITTEES AND AREA COMMITTEES.

DURING THEIR TOUR, DELEGATES MET GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS AND LOCAL DIGNITARIES IN AMSTERDAM, ROTTERDAM. PARIS, LONDON AND MANCHESTER. VIEWS ON MATTERS RELATING TO TOWN PLANNING, COMMUNITY BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPROVEMENTS WERE EXCHANGED.

THERE WILL BE A PHOTOGRAPH DISPLAY AND VIDEO PRESENTATION AT THE CONFERENCE TO ILLUSTRATE THE GROUP’S OBSERVATIONS. A FULL REPORT WILL BE PUBLISHED EARLY NEXT MONTH.

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PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD AT 11 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE KWAI TSI NG DISTRICT OFFICE, 1OTH FLOOR KWAI HING GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 166-174, HING FONG ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE.

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VARIETY SHOW FOR WAN CHAI RESIDENTS * * * *

WAN CHAI RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO A MID-AUTUMN VARIETY SHOW AT THE SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) EVENING.

THE SHOW IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT ARTS, CULTURAL RF NATIONAL AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE.

IT IS SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE URBAN COUNCIL.

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAMME WILL BE A LION DANCE, SINGING, LASER BEAM DISPLAY, MAGIC SHOW, ACROBATIC PERFORMANCE AND A LUCKY DRAW.

THE VARIETY SHOW WILL START AT 7.30 PM AND ALL RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA; THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS DONNA WONG? THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MRS PEGGY LAM? AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL COMMITTEE, MR LEE KON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY

OF THE MID-AUTUMN VARIETY SHOW TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 7.30 PM AT THE SOUTHORN PLAYGROUND IN WAN CHAI.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1986

CONTENTS PaGE NO.

FS REVISES GDP FORECAST UPWARDS ......................... 1

HK-NETHERLANDS aIR AGREEMENT SIGNED...................... 2

CREEPING MALAISE THREATENING WORLD TRADE — HO ........... 4

MARINE nDVISER POST CREATED ............................. 5

IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT STRESSED ................ 7

REGISTRATION REVOKED .................................... 8

1987 TIDE TABLES PUBLISHED .............................. 9

EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MaRK NEW SCHOOL YEAR................. 9

TWO NT SITES TO LET ..................................... 10

CONTRACT FOR SITTING-OUT aREA aWaRDED ................... 1*

RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS ................... 11

WONG ThI SIN THROUGH THE LENS, PaINT BRUSH .............. 11

TRANSPORT CHANGES FOR RACING AT SHA TIN ................. 12

TRANSPORT SERVICES EXTENDED FOR FESTIVAL ................ 11*

FIRE PROTECTION BUREAU ON NOVE........................... 14

OCCUPATIONAL HEaLTH EXPERT RETIRES ...................... 15

PUBLIC LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT TO BE DISCUSSED ............. 15

COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS ...... 16

ALL-STaR SHOW FOR TSUEN WAN RESIDENTS ................... 16

CENTRAL DISTRICT TRAFFIC CHANGES

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FS REVISES GDP FORECAST UPWARDS * * * *

THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE OF THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) FOR 1^66 HAS BEEN REVISED UPWARDS TO ABOUT 5-1/2 PER CENT, FROM A BUDGET FORECAST OF 4-1/2 PER CENT, THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, NR PIERS JACOBS, SAID THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING.

MR JACOBS WAS GIVING A MID-YEAR REVIEW OF THE ECONOMY IN A SPEECH TO THE HONG KONG SOCIETY OF SECURITY ANALYSTS.

HE SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO NOTE THAT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE ECONOMY SO FAR THIS YEAR WAS GENERALLY AT LEAST AS GOOD AS THE BUDGET PREDICTIONS.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS HAD RECOVERED SIGNIFICANTLY, UNEMPLOYMENT WAS LOW, AND INFLATION WAS ONLY MODERATE.

CONSISTENT WITH THE RECOVERY IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS, THERE HAD EEEN A SHARP INCREASE IN RETAINED IMPORTS OF INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY.

THE LINKED EXCHANGE RATE SYSTEM CONTINUED TO WORK WELL.

THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, DUE TO ITS LINK WITH

THE U.S. DOLLAR, HAD ENHANCED THE TERRITORY’S INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS WITHOUT CREATING UNDUE PRESSURE ON ITS DOMESTIC INFLATION.

+1 WISH TO REPEAT THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS NO INTENTION OF TAMPERING WITH EITHER THE PRESENT LINKED EXCHANGE RATE SYSTtii OR THE PRESENT LINKED RATE,* HE ADDED. »

MR JACOBS NOTED THAT THE NEW BANKING ORDINANCE, DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE PRUDENTIAL SUPERVISION OF BANKS AND DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES, HAD COME INTO EFFECT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH.

+1 MUST, HOWEVER, STRESS THAT THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAFETY AND SOUNDNESS OF INDIVIDUAL INSTITUTIONS LIES WITH THE DIRECTORS AND MANAGEMENT, NOT WITH SUPERVISORS.*

+ON OCCASIONS THE SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY MAY NEVERThELtSS FIND IT NECESSARY TO EXERCISE HIS POWERS OF INTERVENTION, IF THE STABILITY OF THE BANKING SECTOR, AND OF THE COMMUNITY,

IS THREATENED,* HE SAID.

ON GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR INDUSTRY, MR JACOBS SAID HE BELIEVED THAT THE PRESENT POLICY OF FACILITATING THE ACQUISITION AND DISSEMINATION OF USEFUL TECHNOLOGY THROUGH THE PROVISION OF INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT SERVICES, THE PROMOTION OF INWARD INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT AND THE’ PROVIS ION OF ADEQUATE MANPOWER TRAINING, SHOULD CONTINUE.

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IN THIS CONTEXT, HE WELCOMED THE INITIATIVE OF THE HONG KONG ASSOCIATION OF BANKS IN ADDRESSING THE SUBJECT OF RISK ASSESSMENT OF INDUSTRIAL LOANS AND THE AVAILABILITY OF VENTURE CAPITAL. SUCH PRIVATE SECTOR INITIATIVES WOULD NO DOUBT CONTRIBUTE TO THE LONG-TERM DEVELOPMENT OF HONG KONG INDUSTRY.

DEALING WITH THE GDP, MR JACOBS SAID THAT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE GOOD PERFORMANCE OF THE ECONOMY SO FAR THIS YEAR, HE HAD REVISED THE FORECAST GROWTH RATE FOR 1986 UPWARDS TO ABOUT 5-1/2 PER CENT, FROM THE BUDGET FORECAST OF 4-1/2 PER CENT.

IN PARTICULAR, UPWARD REVISIONS WERE MADE TO TWO MAJOR COMPONENTS, EXPORTS AND PRIVATE CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE.

THESE MORE THAN OFFSET THE DOWNWARD REVISIONS MADE TO SEVERAL SMALLER COMPONENTS, SUCH AS BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION AND NET EXPORTS OF SERVICES.

+AS PREDICTED IN THE BUDGET, 1986 IS PROVING TO BE A YEAR OF EXPORT-LED GROWTH. MOREOVER, THE RECOVERY OF THE GOVERNMENT’S FINANCES AFTER A PERIOD OF DEFICIT IS CONFIRMED,* HE SAID.

AS REGARDS THE LONGER TERM OUTLOOK, MR JACOBS SAID THAT HONG KONG REMAINED HEAVILY DEPENDENT ON EXTERNAL TRADE IN GOODS FOR ITS ECONOMIC WELL-BEING.

AND HERE PROTECTIONISM REMAINED A CONSTANT THREAT. ANY FURTHER INTENSIFICATION OF PROTECTION 1ST MEASURES, PARTICULARLY IN THE UNITED STATES, WOULD AFFECT THE LONGER TERM PROSPECTS FOR HONG KONG’S EXPORTS AND FOR WORLD TRADE GENERALLY.

+THE GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO DO ALL IT CAN TO PROTECT HONG KONG’S TRADING RIGHTS AND INTERESTS,* HE ADDED.

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HK-NETHERLANDS AIR AGREEMENT SIGNED

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A HONG KONG-NETHERLANDS AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT (ASA) WAS SIGNED IN THE HAGUE TODAY (SEPTEMBER 17). THE SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, MR JOHN YAXLEY, SIGNED ON BEHALF OF HONG KONG AND THE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MR HANS VAN DEN BROEK, FOR THE NETHERLANDS.

SIGNATURE OF THE ASA FOLLOWS DISCUSSIONS EARLIER IN THE YEAR BETWEEN THE UK AND NETHERLANDS DELEGATIONS AT WHICH PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT WAS REACHED ON THE TEXT. HONG KONG REPRESENTATIVES WERE INCLUDED IN THE UK DELEGATION AT THOSE TALKS.

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THE ASA IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES INTENDED TO PROVIDE SEPARATE HONG KONG ASA ARRANGEMENTS WHICH HAVE TAKEN ACCOUNT OF THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION. AS SUCH, IT IS A SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD.

WHEN THE ASA COMES INTO FORCE, PROBABLY IN THE FIRST HALF CF 1987, IT WILL PROVIDE TWO SCHEDULED SERVICES PER WEEK EACH BY DUTCH AND HONG KONG AIRLINES ON THE ROUTE BETWEEN HONG KONG AND AMSTERDAM.

UNTIL THEN, SERVICES ON THAT ROUTE BY THE AIRLINES OF EITHER SIDE WILL BE OPERATED UNDER TEMPORARY INFORMAL ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN AERONAUTICAL AUTHORITIES OF HONG KONG AND THE NETHERLANDS.

FOLLOWING IS THE SPEECH BY MR YAXLEYi

+TODAY MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW AND IMPORTANT ERA IN HONG KONG’S CIVIL AVIATION HISTORY.

+SIGNATURE OF THE HONG KONG-NETHERLANDS AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT MAKES IT THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF SEPARATE AIR SERVICES AGREEMENTS, WHICH HONG KONG, ACTING UNDER ENTRUSTMENT FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM, AIMS TO CONCLUDE IN THE COMING YEARS. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THESE AGREEMENTS TAKE ACCOUNT OF THE RELEVANT PROVISIONS OF THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION ON THE QUESTION CF HONG KONG. AFTER 1997, UNDER THESE PROVISIONS, HONG KONG WILL BE ABLE TO CONCLUDE ITS OWN AIR SERVICES AGREEMENTS, ACTING UNDER SPECIFIC AUTHORISATIONS FROM THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT.

+OUR ABILITY TO REACH A SUCCESSFUL EARLY CONCLUSION OF THIS, THE FIRST SEPARATED AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT, IS DUE IN NO SMALL PART TO THE SUPPORT WHICH THE NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT HAS GIVEN TO THE JOINT DECLARATION, FOR WHICH WE ARE MOST GRATEFUL, AND TO THE CO-OPERATIVE AND UNDERSTANDING ATTITUDE TO THIS UNIQUE EXERCISE WHICH HAS BEEN SHOWN THROUGHOUT THE NEGOTIATIONS. WE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PART PLAYED BY THE UNITED KINGDOM GOVERNMENT IN NEGOTIATING ON HONG KONG’S BEHALF.

+SIGNATURE OF THE HONG KONG-NETHERLANDS AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT IS SIGNIFICANT IN OTHER RESPECTS. IT WILL PROVIDE A VALUABLE PRECEDENT WHICH OTHER SEPARATION PARTNERS WILL NOW BE ENCOURAGED TO FOLLOW.

+IT WILL ALSO, WHEN BROUGHT INTO FORCE AND FOLLOWING THE FORMAL DESIGNATION OF AIRLINES OF BOTH PARTIES TO OPERATE SERVICES BETWEEN HONG KONG AND AMSTERDAM, DO MUCH IN THE COMING YEARS TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING TIES AND PROMOTE NEW ONES TO OUR MUTUAL BENEFIT.

+FINALLY, I THANK YOU, MINISTER, OFFICIALS OF THE NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT MOST SINCERELY FOR THE PART ALL OF YOU HAVE PLAYED IN ENSURING THE SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF THE HONG KONG/NETHERLANDS AIR SERVICES AGREEMENT AND WHICH HAS RESULTED IN OUR BEING HERE TODAY FOR THIS HISTORIC SIGNING CEREMONY.+

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CREEPING MALAISE THREATENING WORLD TRADE — HO * * *

NOT ONLY THE STABILITY BUT THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM IS NOW UNDER THREAT, THE SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR E.P. HO, SAID WHEN ADDRESSING.A MEETING YESTERDAY (SEPTEMBER 16) OF CONTRACTING PARTIES OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE IN URUGUAY.

HE SAID THAT HONG KONG SUPPORTED THE IDEA OF A NEW ROUND OF GATT TALKS. A CREEPING MALAISE HAD BEEN AFFLICTING INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE, IMPEDING DEVELOPMENT OF WORLD TRADE IN ALL SECTORS RANGING FROM BASIC RESOURCE PRODUCTS TO ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY GOODS.

+PROTECT ION ISM PREVAILS, AS IS EVIDENT FROM THE INCREASING TENDENCY OF TRADING NATIONS, IN PARTICULAR MAJOR INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES, TO RESORT TO NATIONAL TRADE POLICIES OF AN INWARD-LOOKING AND RESTRICTIVE NATURE.

+THE SOLE AIM OF THESE SHORT-SIGHTED, EXPEDIENT POLICIES IS TO INSULATE THE SHELTERED, OFTEN AILING, DOMESTIC INDUSTRIES FROM INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, CONTRARY TO THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES CF STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT AND COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE,- AND RESULTING IN DISTORTION AND CONTRACTION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE,* HE SAID.

+THUS, LONG-STANDING PROBLEMS IN THE AREA OF TARIFFS, SUCH AS TARIFF PEAKS AND TARIFF ESCALATION, REMAIN UNRESOLVED. NONTARIFF MEASURES PROLIFERATE, AND SUCH MEASURES ARE OFTEN TAKEN OUTSIDE THE RULES OF THE GATT SYSTEM - WHETHER IN THE OBVIOUS FORMS OF VOLUNTARY EXPORT RESTRAINTS OR ORDERLY MARKETING ARRANGEMENTS, OBSCURE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS, AND EVEN HEALTH REGULATIONS.

+THE SITUATION HAS DETERIORATED TO THE EXTENT THAT NOT ONLY THE STABILITY BUT THE VERY EXISTENCE OF THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM IS THREATENED,* HE ADDED.

HONG KONG WAS A SMALL CONTRACTING PARTY, HE SAID, AND TRADE IS ITS LIFE BLOOD.

+ACCORDINGLY, WE PLACE A HIGH PRIORITY ON ADHERENCE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF AN OPEN MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM. HENCE, WE ALSO VIEW WITH CONCERN THE DEVELOPMENT AND INTENSIFICATION OF CONFLICTS IN KEY SECTORS SUCH AS AGRICULTURE, WHERE EXISTING RULES ARE IMPRECISE AND SCARCELY ADHERED TO.

+THOSE INVOLVED IN FARM TRADE>ARE, OF COURSE, THE MOST DIRECTLY CONCERNED, BUT AS PROBLEMS IN THIS SECTOR TEND TO INFLAME OTHER SECTORS, NO MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMMUNITY CAN BE UNAFFECTED.

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+CLEARLY, THE TIME HAS COME TO REVERSE THE PROTECTIONIST TIDE, AND TO REVITALISE THE MULTILATERAL TRADING SYSTEM, AND TO ACHIEVE EXPANSION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. A GLOBAL INITIATIVE WITH THESE OBJECTIVES OUGHT TO ATTRACT THE SUPPORT OF THE ENTIRE TRADING COMMUNITY.+

MR HO SAID THAT THE CONCEPT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION AND THE MOST-FAVOURED-NATION PRINCIPLE ARE THE VERY BASIS OF A FAIR AND EQUITABLE TRADING SYSTEM AND CANNOT THEMSELVES BE FOR RENEGOTIATION. THE STARTING POINT MUST BE THE PRESERVATION AND STRENGTHENING OF THE GROUND RULES OF GATT UPON WHICH RESTS THE ENTIRE MULTILATERAL FRAMEWORK APPLICABLE TO MORE THAN 80 PER CENT OF WORLD TRADE IN GOODS.

INITIAL ACTION TO BE TAKEN IN LAUNCHING THE ROUND MUST BE TO IMPLEMENT AN EFFECTIVE STANDSTILL AND ROLLBACK OF PROTECTIVE MEASURES, PARTICULARLY THOSE INCONSISTENT WITH OR NOT BASED ON THE PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL AGREEMENT OR RELATED INSTRUMENTS.

THERE IS ALSO A NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON SAFEGUARDS AND ATTENTION MUST BE PAID TO THE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT htCHANlSM.

HONG KONG COULD SEE THE DESIRABILITY OF EXTENDING TO SERVICES THE GATT DISCIPLINES AND PRINCIPLES, MR HO SAID, ALTHOUGH SOLVING THE PROBLEMS IN THE TRADITIONAL GATT AREAS REMAINED ITS PRIORITY. THE TERRITORY HAD DEVELOPED TRADE IN EXCESS OF U.S.S 10 BILLION IN 1985 THROUGH ITS TRADITIONAL APPROACH OF FOLLOWING OPEN MARKET PRINCIPLES.

HE ADDED: +IT SHOULD, OF COURSE, BE UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE IS NO SCOPE IN THE NEGOTIATIONS FOR LINKAGE WITH PROGRESS ON OTHER ITEMS OR TRADE-OFFS OUTSIDE THE FIELD OF SERVICES.*

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MARINE ADVISER POST CREATED * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT HAS TODAY ANNOUNCED ITS INTENTION TO CREATE A POST OF MARINE ADVISER IN THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICE IN LONDON.

THE NEED FOR THIS POST HAS ARISEN BECAUSE, FOLLOWING THE SIGNING OF THE JOINT DECLARATION, HONG KONG IS REQUIRED TO SET UP ITS OWN SYSTEM OF SHIPPING LEGISLATION AND ADMINISTRATION, INCLUDING ITS OWN SHIPPING REGISTER, INDEPENDENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN PREPARATION FOR 1997.

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AT THE PRESENT TIME, MOST SHIPPING LEGISLATION IS UK LEGISLATION EXTENDED TO HONG KONG AND THE HONG KONG SHIPPING REGISTER IS IN FACT A PART OF THE BRITISH REGISTRY.

THE MARINE ADVISER WILL WORK CLOSELY WITH THE UK DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT TO ENSURE THE SMOOTH LOCALISATION OF LEGISLATION AND THE TRANSFER OF RESPONSIBILITIES CURRENTLY UNDERTAKEN BY THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT FOR HONG KONG BACK TO HONG KONG.

HE WILL ALSO ATTEND MEETINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION OF WHICH HONG KONG HAS ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP. IN THIS WAY, HE WILL BE ABLE TO PASS BACK TO THE MARINE DEPARTMENT FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE RELATING TO THE FORMULATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS WHICH ARE THE MAIN BASIS FOR HONG KONG SHIPPING LEGISLATION.

IN VIEW OF HIS CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING MATTERS AND HIS EXTENSIVE CONTACTS WITH THE UK DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT, THIS POST WILL BE FILLED INITIALLY BY THE PRESENT DIRECTOR OF MARINE, MR PETER CHAN.

THE POST OF DIRECTOR OF MARINE WILL BE FILLED BY MR G.A. HIGGINSON, PREVIOUSLY DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES, FOR A PER IOD OF UP TO THREE YEARS,

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

MR CHAN YUE-YAN, PETER

AGED 53. JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE AS A SURVEYOR OF SHIPS IN 1962. HE HAS SERVED IN A VARIETY OF POSTS IN THE MARINE DEPARTMENT. HE WAS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MARINE IN 1982, TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR IN 1983 AND TO HIS PRESENT RANK OF DIRECTOR IN 1984.

MR G.A. HIGGINSON

AGED 43. JOINED THE CIVIL SERVICE AS INSPECTOR OF POLICE IN 1966. HE WAS APPOINTED TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE IN 1968. HE HAS HELD A NUMBER OF SENIOR POSTS INCLUDING CLERK OF COUNCILS, DISTRICT OFFICER (SHA TIN), ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY, PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNOR AND DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC SERVICES. HE WAS PROMOTED TO HIS PRESENT RANK OF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER STAFF GRADE B IN 1982.

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IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT STRESSED * * * *

IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE USE OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION SERVICES, ACTING DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MR STEPHEN LAW, SAID TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

HE WAS ADDRESSING THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION AT THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE.

HE NOTED THAT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALMOST EVERY TYPE OF SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICE, THERE WAS A TENDENCY TO MAKE USE OF THE FUNCTIONS AND CAPACITY OF THE COMMUNITY.

+AS FOR PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION, BECAUSE OF TRADITIONAL ATTITUDES, THE NEED TO STRENGTHEN THE ASPECT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IS GREATER, SO AS TO PROVIDE EX-MENTAL PATIENTS WITH BETTER CHANCES TO LEAD AN INDEPENDENT, HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIFE,* HE SAID.

MR LAW SAID HE BELIEVED THAT IT WAS ONLY NATURAL FOR A PERSON TO RETURN TO HIS COMMUNITY AND FAMILY FOR SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE WHEN IE CAME ACROSS DIFFICULTIES AND NEEDED HELP.

THE ASSISTANCE OFFERED BY PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL WORKERS IS LIMITED, HE SAID.

+THE RESOURCES AND MOTIVATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS THE FELP AND CO-OPERATION OF VARIOUS SECTORS HAVE TO BE MADE USE OF TO GET AN ALL ROUND EFFECT,* HE ADDED.

MR LAW SAID THAT PSYCH I’ATR IC REHABILITATION SERVICE WAS AFFECTED BY TRADITIONAL ATTITUDES'AND INADEQUATE UNDERSTANDING OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF THE EX-MENTAL PATIENTS AND IT WAS MORE DIFFICULT TO ENLIST THE ASSISTANCE OF THE COMMUNITY.

+IN ORDER TO ATTAIN BETTER RESULTS, THE STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNITY AND ITS CONDITIONS HAVE TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN THE EXECUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SERVICE,* HE SAID.

MR LAW SAID THAT THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION HAD DONE MUCH IN THIS RESPECT.

♦BESIDES HAVING A LOT OF PROGRESS IN GETTING THE UNDERSTANDING AND THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY, THE ASSOCIATION PLANS TO PUT MORE EFFORT IN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC SO THAT THE EX-MENTAL PATIENTS CAN WORK AND LIVE IN A NORMAL ENVIRONMENT WITH COMMUNITY ACCEPTANCE.

+THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT WILL TRY ITS BEST TO WORK WITH THE ASSOCIATION IN PROMOTING THIS,* HE SAID.

♦THE EXPERIENCE GAINED IN THE PAST FEW YEARS HAS GIVEN US A LOT OF ENLIGHTENMENT AND WE DRAW MANY LESSONS FROM IT.

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+WE SHOULD BE MORE CONFIDENT AND HAVE FIRMER BELIEF IN DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF OUR COMMUNITY STEP BY STEP SO THAT IT CAN ACCEPT THE RECOVERED MENTAL PATIENTS AND GIVE THEM THE ASSISTANCE THEY DESERVE, FOR THEY ALSO BELONG TO THE COMMUNITY,* ADDED.

MR LAW SAID HE WOULD CONTINUE TO APPEAL TO PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO GIVE SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO THIS INDISPENSABLE JOB.

TURNING TO THE PROVISION OF SERVICES, HE SAID IT WAS PLANNED TO PROVIDE ENOUGH HALFWAY HOUSE PLACES IN THREE YEARS’ TIME, THE PLACES IN THE SHELTERED WORKSHOPS WOULD BE INCREASED AND THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WOULD START PROVIDING SERVICES TO MEET

TO MEET

THE DEMAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY, MR LAW SAID THE PARTICIPATION OF MORE PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS AS WELL AS THE CO-OPERATION AND HELP OF OTHER ORGANISATIONS WERE ALSO NEEDED.

+GREATER UNDERSTANDING AND MORE HELP FROM OTHER CAN ALSO QUICKEN THE PACE OF THE PROGRESS.

SOCIAL WORKERS

♦THE PATIENCE AND HELP OF THE'FAMILY MEMBERS OF THE EX-MENTAL PATIENTS ARE FUNDAMENTAL,* HE SAID.

MR LAW ADDED THAT IT WAS HEARTENING TO SEE MANY PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TO RAISE THE STANDARD OF SERVICE AND TO BRING ABOUT IMAGINATIVE APPROACHES.

MR LAW ALSO PAID TRIBUTE TO THE NEW LIFE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION ASSOCIATION FOR PROVIDING MORE THAN HALF OF THE HALFWAY HOUSE AND SHELTERED WORKSHOP PLACES NOW AVAILABLE IN HONG KONG.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED

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THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES AS DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANIES HAS BEEN REVOKED TODAY AT THEIR OWN REQUEST UNDER SECTION 31(2) OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE 19861

CROCKER INTERNATIONAL (H.K.) LIMITED

VERNES ASIA LIMITED

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1987 TIDE TABLES PUBLISHED * * * *

THE TIDE TABLES FOR HONG KONG 1987, PRODUCED BY THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, IS NOW ON SALE.

THE TIDE TABLES, PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, CAN BE OBTAINED AT $5 A COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE IN CONNAUGHT PLACE, THE MARINE DEPARTMENT, AND THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY HEADQUARTERS.

THE BOOKLET CONTAINS TABLES SHOWING THE PREDICTED HEIGHTS AND TIMES OF DAILY HIGH AND LOW WATER LEVELS AND NORTH POINT FOR 1987. IT ALSO PROVIDES THE METHODS OF FINDING THE HEIGHTS AND TIMES OF HIGH AND LOW WATERS AT OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE TERRITORY.

IN THE PAST, TIDAL PREDICTIONS FOR HONG KONG WERE PREPARED AND PUBLISHED BY THE HYDROGRAPHIC DEPARTMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. WITH THE ACQUISITION OF A COMPUTER PROGRAM, THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY NOW HAS THE TECHNIQUE TO ANALYSE AND PREDICT TIDES.

THE BOOKLET IS USEFUL TO SHIPPING AND WHARF COMPANIES, ENGINEERS, CONTAINER TERMINAL OPERATORS, DOCKYARDS AND YACHTSMEN, AS WELL AS FISHING AND WATER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS.

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EDUCATION SUNDAY TO MARK NEW SCHOOL YEAR

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TO MARK THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, THE COMING SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) HAS BEEN DESIGNATED EDUCATION SUNDAY.

SPECIAL CHURGH SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AND THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND AT ST. TERESA’S CHURCH AND HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IN KOWLOON.

TEACHERS AND SCHOOL CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THESE SERVICES WHICH ARE HELD TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO PERFORM THE TASK AHEAD WITH CONFIDENCE.

THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION, MR MICHAEL LEUNG, WILL ATTEND THE SERVICE AT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL STARTING AT 11 AM WHILE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION), DR VERNER BICKLEY, WILL BE PRESENT AT THE SERVICE AT ST. JOHN’S CATHEDRAL AT 9 AM.

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TWO NT SITES TO LET * * * * *

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

ONE BETWEEN SHA TIN CITY ONE AND SIU LEK YUEN AND MEASURING 2 850 SQUARE METRES, IS FOR STORING PLANTS.

THE OTHER SITE, MEASURING 2 740 SQUARE METRES AT PING SHUN STREET, YUEN LONG, IS FOR PARKING PRIVATE CARS AND LIGHT GOODS VEHICLES.

TENANCIES ON THE SITES ARE FOR ONE YEAR, RENEWABLE QUARTERLY AFTERWARDS.

THE DEADLINE FOR TENDERS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 3.

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THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS AWARDED AN $824 000 CONTRACT TO KIN KEUNG CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED TO BUILD A SITTING-OUT AREA AT WAH ON LANE IN SHEUNG WAN.

THE SITTING-OUT AREA, MEASURING ABOUT 750 SQUARE METRES, WILL BE EQUIPPED WITH CONCRETE PAVING, PLANTERS, WOODEN ARBOURS, BENCHES AND CHAIRS..

A CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND AND A STORE ROOM WILL ALSO BE CONSTRUCTED.

WORK WILL START EARLY NEXT MONTH AND TAKE ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

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RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS

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RESIDENTS AND DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS IN SHAM SHU I PO HAVE BEEN URGED TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE PART IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS BY REGISTERING AS VOTERS AND ORGANISING MORE CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES.

t.E'KING AT THE OPENING OF A MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL VARIETY SHOW AT PO ON ROAD PLAYGROUND THIS (WEDNESDAY) EVENING, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR SYLVESTER TSE, REMINDED RESIDENTS THAT VOTER REGISTRATION WOULD CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 30.

HE SAID THAT BY REGISTERING AS VOTERS RESIDENTS WOULD BE EXERCISING THEIR CIVIC RIGHTS AND FULFILLING A CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY.

MR TSE ALSO REMINDED DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS WISHING TO APPLY FOR FUNDS TO ORGANISE CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES THAT THEY SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE BEFORE THE END CF THIS MONTH.

HE SAID THE COMMITTEE ON PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION HAD ALLOCATED $250 000 TO ASSIST LOCAL BODIES IN ORGANISING ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION.

SUCH ACTIVITIES WOULD ENCOURAGE RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY AFFAIRS, AND ENHANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, HE SAID.

MP TSE SAID MOST ORGANISATIONS IN FACT SHARED THE SAME AIM, WHICH WAS TO PROMOTE A SENSE OF BELONGING TO THE DISTRICT AND TO CULTIVATE GOOD CITIZENSHIP THROUGH SOCIAL ACTIVITIES.

THE VARIETY SHOW WAS ORGANISED BY THE SHAM SHU I PO COUNCIL FOR PROMOTION OF CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES, AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

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WONG TAI SIN THROUGH THE LENS, PAINT BRUSH * *** *

WONG TAI SIN RESIDENTS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO EXPRESS THEIR IMPRESSIONS OF THE DISTRICT THROUGH THEIR CAMERAS AND PAINT BRUSHES.

THE DISTRICT’S NEW BUILDINGS AND TEMPLES AND THE CONTRAST CF THE NEW AND THE OLD WILL BE THE THEME OF A PHOTOGRAPHY AND A PAINTING COMPETITION.

THE PHOTOGRAPH COMPETITION IS OPEN TO THOSE WHO LIVE OR WORK IN THE DISTRICT.

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PARTICIPANTS MAY HAND IN A MAXIMUM OF THREE SLIDES, PROPERLY MOUNTED, TO ANY ONE OF THE FOUR BRANCH OFFICES OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE OR TO THE DISTRICT’S ARTS COUNCIL AT BLOCK 30, LOWER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE.

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES WILL BE SEPTEMBER 29.

THE ADJUDICATION WILL BE CONDUCTED BY THE HONG KONG AUDIO-VISUAL AND ANIMATION SOCIETY. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE WINNERS.

THE PAINTING COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THE PRIMARY STUDENT CATEGORY AND THE SECONDARY STUDENT CATEGORY.

STUDENTS STUDYING OR LIVING IN THE DISTRICT MAY SEND IN THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT’S ARTS COUNCIL BEFORE SEPTEMBER 26.

PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO DO A SKETCH PAINTING ON OCTOBER 5 AND TO SUBMIT ANOTHER PAINTING BEFORE OCTOBER 23.

BOTH PAINTINGS WILL BE ADJUDICATED TO DECIDE ON THE WINNER.

THE COMPETITIONS ARE ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE HONG KONG AUDIO-VISUAL AND ANIMATION SOCIETY AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE AT 3-222261 EXTENSION 361 OR AT 3-261494. ------------------------------0-------- ♦

TRANSPORT CHANGES FOR RACING AT SHA TIN * * * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEHtNTED FOR SHA TIN RACECOURSE DURING THE NEW HORSE RACING SEASON WHICH BEGINS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

DETAILS ARE:

KCR SERVICES

FOR DAY RACE MEETINGS, SPECIAL SERVICES WILL BE OPERATED FROM SHA TIN RACECOURSE STATION TO KOWLOON STATION BETWEEN 11.06 AM AND 2.22 PM AND FROM 4.15 PM TO 7.19 PM AT A SIX TO EIGHT MINUTES INTERVAL. IN ADDITION, 12 TRAIN SERVICES BETWEEN SHEUNG SHU I AND KOWLOON WILL BE DIVERTED TO SERVE SHA TIN RACECOURSE STATION.

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FOR DAY CROSS-BETTING, 3° TRAINS TO SHA TIN RACECOURSE WILL BE PROVIDED BETWEEN 11.32 AM AND 6.49 PM.

FOR NIGHT CROSS-BETTING, 34 TRAINS TO SHA TIN RACECOURSE WILL BE PROVIDED BETWEEN 6.02 PM AND 11.25 PM.

PASSENGERS GOING TO STATIONS NORTH OF RACECOURSE STATION AFTER RACE MEETINGS OR CROSS-BETTING ARE ADVISED TO CHANGE FOR NORTHBOUND TRAINS AT SHA TIN STATION.

BUS SERVICES

SPECIAL BUS SERVICES WILL AGAIN OPERATE. THESE ARE ROUTE 848 FROM TSUEN WAN FERRY, ROUTE 887 FROM TAI KOK TSUI FERRY, ROUTE 888 FROM SHA TIN MARKET, ROUTE 889 FROM KWUN TONG FERRY AND ROUTE 891 FROM KOWLOON CITY FERRY. ROUTE 872 WILL ALSO RESUME OPERATION BUT WILL ONLY OPERATE FOR TAI PO BOUND JOURNEYS FROM THE RACECOURSE AFTER THE RACE MEETING.

TRAFF IC ARRANGEMENTS

FOR ACCESS TO SHA TIN RACECOURSE, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES COMING FROM KOWLOON SHOULD MAKE USE OF THE FLYOVER ON TAI PO ROAD NEAR FO TAN KCR DEPOT. PLB’S COMING FROM TAI PO SHOULD MAKE USE OF THE SLIP ROAD OFF TAI PO ROAD OPPOSITE RACECOURSE STATION.

NEW TERRITORIES TAXIS AND PLB’S WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM USING THE RAMP OFF TAI PO ROAD AND THE ACCESS ROAD OFF TOLO HIGHWAY (KOWLOON BOUND CARRIAGEWAY), LEADING TO THE MEMBERS’ MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE GRANDSTAND. NEW TERRITORIES TAXIS GOING TO THE TAXI STAND SHOULD MAKE USE OF THE SLIP ROAD OFF TAI PO ROAD OPPOSITE RACECOURSE STATION.

URBAN TAXIS GOING TO THE TAXI STANDS UNDER GRANSTAND II SHOULD MAKE USE OF THE RAMP OFF TAI PO ROAD OR THE ACCESS ROAD OFF TOLO HIGHWAY (KOWLOON BOUND CARRIAGEWAY).

PEOPLE GOING TO SHA TIN RACECOURSE ARE ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT AS PARKING SPACES IN THE VICINITY ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

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TRANSPORT SERVICES EXTENDED FOR FESTIVAL

THE MAJOR MODES OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT WILL EXTEND THEIR SERVICES FOR THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL, THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

MTR TRAINS ON TSUEN WAN LINE, KW'JN TONG LINE AND ISLAND LINE WILL OPERATE ALL NIGHT TOMORROW (THURSDAY).

ON KCR SERVICES, THE SHA TIN-BOUND TRAIN DEPARTING FROM KOWLOON STATION AT 12.12 AM ON SEPTEMBER 19 WILL BE EXTENDED -TO SHEUNG SHUI STATION. IT WILL ARRIVE AT THE SHEUNG SHU I STATION AT 12.44 AM AND WILL STOP AT ALL STATIONS ENROUTE.

KMB ROUTE 93R, PLYING BETWEEN CHOI HUNG AND PAK TAM CHUNG, WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SERVICES TOMORROW. THE FIRST DEPARTURE FROM CHOI HUNG WILL BE AT 6.30 PM WHILE THE LAST DEPARTURE WILL BE AT 11 PM. FROM PAK TAM CHUNG, THE FIRST AND LAST DEPARTURE WILL BE AT 7.30 PM AND MIDNIGHT RESPECTIVELY.

KMB ROUTE 32R, WHICH OPERATES FROM TSUEN WAN FERRY TO SHING MUN RESERVOIR, WILL EXTEND ITS SERVICES TO THE DAY FOLLOWING THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL. THE LAST BUS WILL DEPART FROM TSUEN WAN FERRY AND SHING MUN RESERVOIR AT 12.10 AM AND 12.30 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) RESPECTIVELY.

REGARDING NT GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 1 FROM SAI KUNG TO CHOI HUNG, THE LAST DEPARTURE AT THE TWO TERMINI WILL BE AT 2 AM AND 1.30 AM ON SEPTEMBER 19 RESPECTIVELY.

RUNNING FROM TAI PO KCR STATION TO SAM MUN TSAI, NT GREEN MINIBUS 20K’S LAST DEPARTURE FROM TAI PO KCR STATION WILL BE AT 12.36 AM ON SEPTEMBER 19. THE LAST DEPARTURE FROM SAM MUN TSAI WILL BE AT 12.30 AM ON THE SAME DAY.

MEANWHILE, NT GREEN MINIBUS CIRCULAR ROUTE NO. 61M FROM LEK YUEN/WO CHE TO KOWLOON TONG MTR STATION WILL OPERATE UNTIL 5.45 AM ON SEPTEMBER 19.

FIRE PROTECTION BUREAU ON MOVE * X X X *

THE OFFICES OF THE FIRE PROTECTION BUREAU ARE BEING MOVED TO THE NEW FIRE SERVICES HEADQUARTERS AT TSIM SHA TSUI EAST THIS WEEK.

THE NEW OFFICES ARE ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF FIRE SERVICES . HEADQUARTERS AT 1, HONG CHONG ROAD, AND WILL BE OPERATIONAL FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22). THE OLD OFFICES IN ASIAN HOUSE WILL THEN CLOSE.

FROM MONDAY, ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE TO THE BUREAU’S RECEPTION DESK ON 3-7337619.

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH EXPERT RETIRES * * * *

THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH CONSULTANT OF THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, DR FRANK O’KELLY, WILL RETIRE FROM GOVERNEMT SERVICE SHORTLY.

DR O’KELLY JOINED THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT ON SECONDMENT FROM THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT IN LATE 1980. HE HAD JOINED THE MHD AFTER RETIRING FROM THE ROYAL NAVY EARLIER THAT YEAR.

AS HEAD OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DIVISION, HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING AN ADVISORY SERVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC ON MATTERS CONCERNING THE HEALTH OF WORKERS AND THE HYGIENE OF THE WORKPLACE, IDENTIFYING THE TREND OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH HAZARDS AND PROBLEMS, AND RECOMMENDING MEASURES FOR THEIR DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND ELIMINATION.

HE ALSO UNDERTAKES IN-SERVICE TRAINING OF PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL STAFF, AS WELL AS PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING A PROGRESSIVE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMME.

BEFORE JOINING THE DEPARTMENT, DR O’KELLY SERVED FOR 33 YEARS IN THE ROYAL NAVY FROM WHICH HE RETIRED IN 1980 IN THE RANK OF SURGEON REAR-ADMIRAL. HE WAS THE ADVISER IN OCCUPATIONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH TO THE ROYAL NAVY BETWEEN 1972 AND 1977 AND WAS APPOINTED AS HONORARY PHYSICIAN TO THE QUEEN FROM 1976 UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT FROM THE SERVICE. DR O’KELLY WAS AWARDED THE OBE IN 1965.

AT A FAREWELL LUNCHEON TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR J.C.A. HAMMOND, THANKED DR O’KELLY FOR HIS VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEPARTMENT AND PRESENTED HIM A SOUVENIR ON BEHALF OF HIS COLLEAGUES.

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PUBLIC LIGHTING IMPROVEMENT TO BE DISCUSSED

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THE ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO DISCUSS RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE FIVE AREA COMMITTEES ON LOCATIONS FOR IMPROVED PUBLIC LIGHTING.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AT THE REAR LANES OF CHUNG KING MANSIONS, DESIGN AND LOCATION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD LANDMARK AND THE PROGRESS REPORT ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD’S ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR, 49Q NATHAN ROAD.

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COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

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THF COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT tnADn tu H i MFPT TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO CONSIDER APPLICATION^ FOk DISTRICT BOARD FUNDS TO ORGANISE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PROJECTS.

THESE INCLUDE THE TOKWAWAN NORTH AREA HEALTH DAY AND CIVIC III! ON^STUDENTS^ BEHAVIOUR ' IH

S'IpIlsm.'?* isKmmIt™ ;K?“hLe°?w ' 'SL^eR^Ace , AND THE DISTRICT DANCE COMPETITION AND DANCE APPRECIATION NIGHT.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE F COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE AND THE BUDGET FOR 1986-87.

INANCIAL POSITION OF THE REALLOCATION OF FUNDS IN THc.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.15 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 141 KAU PUI LUNG ROAD, TOKWAWAN.

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ALL-STAR SHOW FOR TSUEN WAN RESIDENTS

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RESIDENTS IN TSUEN WAN WILL BE TREATED TO AN ALL-STAR SHOW FEATURING WELL-KNOWN SINGERS TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

THE SHOW WILL BE HELD IN THE SHA TSUI ROAD PLAYGROUND ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 19) NIGHT AND IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE REGIONAL COUNCIL TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE PUBLIC IN THE DISTRICT.

A TOTAL OF 11 SINGERS WILL APPEAR IN THE SHOW WITH LIVE BAND MUSIC. THE SHOW WILL START AT 8 PM AND ADMISSION IS FREE.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1966

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CENTRAL DISTRICT TRAFFIC CHANGES

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AS PART OF THE HARCOURT ROAD FLYOVER SHORT-TERM TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SCHEME, THE FOLLOWING TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN CENTRAL FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20):

* THE SECTION OF MURRAY ROAD BETWEEN CHATER ROAD AND CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM TWO-WAY TO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND ;

* LAMBETH WALK WILL BE RE-ROUTED FROM ONE-wAY EASTBOUND TO TWO-WAY;

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM COTTON TREE DRIVE NORTHBOUND INTO MURRAY ROAD OR CONNAUGHT ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC PERMANENTLY. AFFECTED VEHICLES WILL BE DIVERTED TO LAMBETH WALK.

* LAMBETH WALK, EXCLUDING A LAY-BY ON THE NORTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OUTSIDE HUTCHISON HOUSE, WILL BE DESIGNATED A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY;

* THE EXISTING PEAK HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM) DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION ON THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF MURRAY ROAD FROM ITS JUNCTION WITH LAMBETH wALK TO A POINT ABOUT 10 METRES NORTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE EXTENDED TO OPERATE BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM DAILY ;

* CMB ROUTES 12M ON ITS JOURNEYS TO DRAKE STREET AND 23B ON ITS JOURNEYS TO CAUSEWAY BAY WILL EE DIVERTED TO LAMBETH WALK WESTBOUND BEFORE RESUMING THEIR NORMAL ROUTE INGS; AND

* CMB ROUTES 16, 99, 721 AND 722, AND GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 22 ON THEIR JOURNEYS TO CENTRAL WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VL LAMBtT.. WALK WESTBOUND AND MURRAY ROAD NORTHBOUND BEFORE RESUMING THEIR NORMAL ROUTE INGS.

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YOUTHFUL VITALITY ON SHOW FOR THE QUEEN

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SIX THOUSAND OF HONG KONG’S YOUNG PEOPLE WILL STAGE A SPECTACULAR SHOW FOR THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AT THE COLISEUM ON OCTOBER 21.

THE SHOW, TO BE PRODUCED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG, WILL HAVE AS ITS THEME YOUTH AND VITALITY, AND WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY VARIOUS YOUTH ORGANISATIONS. SEVERAL HONG KONG RECORDING STARS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO TAKE PART.

THE OCCASION WILL BE TELEVISED LIVE, FROM THE TIME THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE STEP ASHORE AT THE TStM SHA TSUI WATERFRONT, TO THE STRAINS OF THE PIPE BAND OF THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE, TO THE END OF THE YOUTH SPECTACULAR.

ON ARRIVAL AT THE COLISEUM HER MAJESTY AND HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND LADY YOUDE. SIR EDWARD WILL PRESENT TO THE ROYAL VISITORS THE SECRETARY FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES, MR AUGUSTINE CHUI, AND MRS CHUI.

AFTER THE PERFORMANCE THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WILL LEAVE THE AUDITORIUM FOR A RECEPTION ROOM WHERE ABOUT 40 PEOPLE WILL BE ASSEMBLED. THEY WILL BE EITHER PERFORMERS OR REPRESENTATIVES OF YOUTH ORGANISATIONS WHO HAVE TAKEN PART IN THE SPECTACULAR.

MR CHUI WILL PRESENT TO THE QUEEN THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE, WHO WILL BE PRODUCING THE SPECTACULAR.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE NAMED ......................... 1

AG HEADS GROUP ON CHINA VISIT ................................... 2

OLD ID CARDS DECLARED INVALID ................................... 2

EX-GRATIA PAYMENT RATES UNCHANGED ............................... 3

MP SEES KWUN TONG DEVELOPMENT.................................... 3

ENTRY SCHEME FOR MACAU RESIDENTS .............................

39 IMMIGRATION STAFF COMMENDED .................................. 5

AUSTRIA, BERMUDA JOIN SPEEDPOST NETWORK ......................... 5

BETTER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR KWAI CHUNG ................... 6

LAUNCHING OF COURTESY CAMPAIGN .................................. 6

MONG KOK TO BE LIT UP TOR FESTIVAL .............................. 7

CENTRAL, WESTERN LANTERN CARNIVAL TOMORROW ...................... 7

LECTURES ON PIANO nCCOMPaNIMENT ................................. 8

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN WAN CHAI ............................. 9

RIGHT-TURN BAN IN KWaI CHUNG .................................... 9

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1986

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SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE NAMED * * * *

THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED MEMBERS OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS WITH EFFECT FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 1986, IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE FULL MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE ARE: MR LEE JARK-PUI, MBE, JP'(CHAIRMAN) DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE (VICE-CHAIRMAN) MRS PAMELA CHAN WONG SHU I DR NELSON CHOW WING-SUN MR HUI YIN-FAT MRS PEGGY LAM, MBE, JP MR LEE CHIK-YUET PROFESSOR FELICE LIEH-MAK MR L.B. MACQUARRIE MRS PAULINE NG, JP MRS ROSANNA TAM MISS ANNA WU HUNG-YUK MR FREDERICK YU SAK-KWONG

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1986

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AG HEADS GROUP ON CHINA VISIT * * * * *

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR MICHAEL THOMAS, WILL VISIT CHINA WITH A GROUP OF LOCAL LAWYERS FROM SEPTEMBER 21 TO 28 AT THE INVITATION OF THE CHINA LAW SOCIETY.

THE GROUP WILL VISIT PEKING, SHANGHAI AND CANTON WHERE THEY WILL GIVE A SERIES OF LECTURES ON HONG KONG’S LEGAL SYSTEM AND COMMERCIAL LAWS.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

MR THOMAS WILL LEAVE FOR CHINA ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) BY FLIGHT CA 102 (ETD 12.30 PM).

BEFORE HIS DEPARTURE, HE WILL MEET THE PRESS AT THE VIP PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE AIRPORT AT 11.40 AM. YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. GIS OFFICERS WILL BE ON HAND TO ASSIST.

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ALL OLD IDENTITY CARDS BELONGING TO WOMEN BORN BETWEEN 1935 AND 1946 WILL CEASE TO BE LEGAL DOCUMENTS FROM SEPTEMBER 29 THIS YEAR, THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY).

THIS WILL BE THE SEVENTH BATCH OF OLD IDENTITY CARDS TO BE DECLARED INVALID SINCE THE RE-ISSUE SCHEME STARTED.

+A TOTAL OF 276 000 OLD CARDS HAVE BEEN RETURNED TO THE DEPARTMENT, BUT IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A SMALL MINORITY OF THIS AGE GROUP STILL HOLD THE OLD ID CARD,+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE URGED ANYONE WHO HAS NOT APPLIED FOR A NEW CARD TO DO SO BEFORE THE INVALIDATION DATE.

THEY SHOULD BRING ALONG THEIR OLD CARDS AND CALL AT ANY ONE OF THE EIGHT ISSUE OFFICES BETWEEN 8 AM AND 9.30 PM, MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS.

FAILURE TO APPLY FOR A NEW ID CARD WITHIN THE PERIOD SPECIFIED IN A GOVERNOR’S ORDER IS AN OFFENCE. DEFAULTERS WILL BE PROSECUTED AND ARE LIABLE TO A MAXIMUM FINE OF $3 000.

/♦ONCE AN

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+ONCE AN OLD CARD IS DECLARED INVALID, IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR ANY PURPOSE+ HE SAID.

+FOR INSTANCE WOMEN OF THE ABOVE AGE GROUP STILL HOLDING JHE OLD TW cl»D WILL'NO? B? ABLE TO APPLY POP A TRAVEL DOCUMENT AFTER SEPTEMBER 29,+ HE ADDED.

THF SPOKESMAN REMINDED THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE AWAY FROM HONG KONG MD EaD MASSED Th"?R RESPECTIVE NEW ID CARD PHASE, SHOULD APPLY for THE MEW CARD WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THEIR RETURN.

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EX-GRATIA PAYMENT RATES UNCHANGED

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECIDED THAT EX-GRATIA PAYMENT RATES FOR LAND RESUMED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES OVER THE NEXT SIX MONTHS SHOULn REMAIN THE SAME AS FOR THE PREVIOUS SIX-MONTH PERIOD.

THF RATFF WHICH COME INTO EFFECT ON OCTOBER 1, WILL BE $51»6U PER SQUARE FOOT FOR AGR>CULTURAL LAND AND $93.60 FOR BUILDING LAND.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED THE NEW CURRENCY VALUES OF NEW TERRITORIES LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS A/B) TO COME INTO EFFECT ON THE SAME DATE,.

A SPOKESMAN SAID THE VALUES REPRESENTED AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF TWO PER CENT ON PRESENT VALUES FOR ENTITLEMENTS ISSUED BEFORE OCTOBER 1978, AND MINOR DOWNWARD ADJUSTMENTS HAD BEEN MADE FOR THOSE ISSUED AFTER THAT DATE.

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THE VISITING LABOUR MEMBER OF THE PARLIAMENT, MR GEORGE ROBERTSON, TOURED KWUN TONG TODAY (THURSDAY) TO LEARN ABOUT DEVELOPMENT OF THE-DI STR I CT.

HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK, AND THE ACTING KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR GARY YEUNG.

/HR ROBERTSON

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1986

MR ROBERTSON WAS INTRODUCED TO MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD AND HAD A DISCUSSION WITH THEM ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

HE LATER WENT TO SAI CHO WAN TO SEE THE LANDING SITE FOR THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING.

WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED ON THE $3 OOO MILLION PROJECT. WHEN COMPLETED IN JANUARY 1990 THE CROSSING WILL LINK QUARRY BAY ON HONG KONG ISLAND AND CHA KWO LING IN KOWLOON.

MR ROBERTSON ALSO TOURED THE DISTRICT’S INDUSTRIAL AREA.

AFTER HIS TOUR, MR ROBERTSON WENT TO THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION HEADQUARTERS IN TSIM SHA TSUI AND MET JhE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, WHO BRIEFED HIM ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

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ENTRY SCHEME FOR MACAU RESIDENTS

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THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (THURSDAY) THAT EX-CHINA RESIDENTS OF MACAU MARRIED TO HONG KONG RESIDENTS (TOGETHER WITH THEIR CHILDREN) AND THOSE WITH MACAU IDENTITY CARDS ISSUED IN MAY, JUNE AND JULY 1979 MAY APPLY TO JOIN THEIR HUSBANDS IN HONG KONG.

APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED FROM OCTOBER 1, 1986 BY HONG KONG SPONSORS IN PERSON TO THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT AT 61 MODY ROAD, TSIMSHATSUI EAST.

ANYONE WISHING TO MAKE ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE ENTRY SCHEME MAY TELEPHONE THE DEPARTMENT’S INFORMATION OFFICE ON 3-7333126.

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39 IMMIGRATION STAFF COMMENDED *****

THIRTY-NINE STAFF MEMBERS OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT WERE PRESENTED WITH COMMENDATION CERTIFICATES FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES AT A CEREMONY HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT’S HEADQUARTERS TODAY (THURSDAY).

THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION, MR ALAN CARTER, SAID THAT THE CERTIFICATES WERE AWARDED ON A VERY SELECTIVE BASIS.

AMONG THE RECIPIENTS, A SENIOR IMMIGRATION ASSISTANT FROM THE AIRPORT SUB-DIVISION, MISS LAM YUK-MEI, WAS COMMENDED FOR DETECTING SIX FORGED PASSPORTS ON FOUR OCCASIONS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER LAST YEAR.

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AUSTRIA, BERMUDA JOIN SPEEDPOST NETWORK

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STARTING NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22), SPEEDPOST SERVICE WlLL BE EXTENDED TO AUSTRIA AND BERMUDA, BRINGING TO 43 THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG, THE POST

OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY.

SPEEDPOST ITEMS WILL BE ’ACCEPTED FOR TRANSMISSION TO ALL AREAS IN THESE TWO COUNTRIES.

ITEMS POSTED ON MONDAY TO FRIDAY WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE SECOND WORKING DAY WHILE THOSE POSTED ON SATURDAY WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE NEXT WORKING DAY. BOTH -CONTRACT- AND -ON DEMAND-

SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE.

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT PER ITEM RATES WILL BEs IS 20 KG AND THE POSTAGE

AUSTRIA BERMUDA

ITEMS WEIGHING UNDER 250 G $85 $70

ITEMS WEIGHING BETWEEN 250 G $95 $85

AND 500 G

EACH SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONAL 500 G $25 $30

FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICE MAY BE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108.

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BETTER RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR KWAI CHUNG

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WORK IS TO START IN DECEMBER ON THE SECOND PHASE OF A PROJECT IN KWAI CHUNG TO INCREASE OPPORTUNITIES FOR RECREATION FOR THE 110 000 RESIDENTS OF HA KWAI CHUNG, WHERE FOUR PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES - LAI KING, LAI YU, KWAI FONG AND KWAI CHUNG - ARE SITUATED.

IT WILL INVOLVE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAJOR CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND, FITNESS AREA, MAZE, PICNIC AND BARBECUE FACILITIES AND SITTING AREAS, ALL WITHIN A NATURAL TREE SETTING. THE AREA WILL BE EXTENSIVELY LANDSCAPED.

PHASE I WORK WAS COMPLETED RECENTLY.

THE TSUEN WAN DEVELOPMENT OFFICE OF THE TERRITORY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION WHICH MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 17.

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A CEREMONY TO MARK THE OPENING OF A COURTESY CAMPAIGN WILL BE HELD AT PARK LANE SHOPPERS’ BOULEVARD. 111-181 NATHAN ROAD, TSIM SHA TSUI, ON SUNDAY, (SEPTEMBER 21) STARTING 3 PM.

ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND COORGANISED BY FOUR LOCAL TRANSPORT MEDIA INCLUDING THE MTR, KCR, CMB AND KMB, THE CAMPAIGN IS AIMED AT PROMOTING COURTESY IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR HARNAM GREWAL. THE DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING, MISS CHEUNG MAN-YEE, MTR OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, MR DAVID BARRACLOUGH, KCR COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, MR ABRAHAM RAZACK, CMB MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR NGAN SHING-KWAN, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE KMB BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MR WOO PAK-CHUEN, WILL ALSO BE PRESENT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY.

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MONG KOK TO BE LIT UP FOR FESTIVAL * * * *

ANCHOR STREET PLAYGROUND IN MONG KOK WILL BE BRIGHTLY LIT UP WITH FESTIVE LANTERNS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) NIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL.

A CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD BLENDING FOLK CULTURE WITH POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE OLD AND THE YOUNG IN THE DISTRICT.

THE MONG KOK CHILDREN’S CHOIR, POPULAR SINGERS AND ARTISTES, ACROBATS AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WILL PERFORM IN A VARIETY SHOV AND A LION DANCE STARTING AT 7.30 PM.

THERE WILL BE GAMESTALLS ON LANTERN RIDDLES, PALMISTRY, FORTUNE-TELLING, AND CHINESE CHESS CHALLENGE. A LUCKY DRAW WILL BE HELD FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS.

THE CARNIVAL IS AN ANNUAL EVENT SPONSORED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BO, ID AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE MONG KOK KAIFONG ASSOCIATION, THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CULTURE, RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION, AND THE MONG KOK DISTRICT CLANSMEN AND COUNTRYMEN ASSOCIATION.

THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG, URBAN COUNCILLOR, DR RONALD LEUNG, CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, MR HO FEI-CHI, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CARNIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR CHO SHIU-CHUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE LANTERN CARNIVAL AT 7.30 PM TOMORROW AT ANCHOR STREET PLAYGROUND, TAI KOK TSUI.

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CENTRAL, WESTERN LANTERN CARNIVAL TOMORROW * * * * *

CENTRAL AND WESTERN RESIDENTS WILL BE TREATED TO A COLOURFUL LANTERN CARNIVAL TO CELEBRATE THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL TOMORROW (FRIDAY) EVENING AT THE FORBES STREET PLAYGROUND IN KENNEDY TOWN.

PROGRAMMES WILL INCLUDE BRASS BAND PERFORMANCES, LIONS DANCE MAGIC AND ACROBATIC PERFORMANCES, CHINESE FOLK DANCING, AS WELL AS SONGS BY WELL-KNOWN SINGERS.

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participants will also be able

GAMESTALLS, LUCKY DRAWS AND LANTERN

TO WIN PRIZES PROM VARIOUS RIDDLES.

THE CARNIVAL WILL START AT 7 PM AND RESIDENTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND. ADMISSION IS FREE.

THE '"’ARNIVAL IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE URBAN COUNCIL, KENNEDY TOWN AND MOUNT DAVIS AREA COMMITTEE, MOUNT DAVIS KAI FONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION Y W.C.A. KWUN LUNG LAU SOCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, CHUNG SING BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, TUNG PO GYMNASIUM, WESTERN DISTRICT L CENSED HAWKERS FRIENdLy ASSOCIATION, KENNEDY TOWN KAI FONG 'WELFARE ASSOCIATION, KWUN LUNG LAU RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION AND THE KENNEDY TOWN CARITAS CENTRE.

FREE TICKETS FOR GAMES AND LUCKY DRAWS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS BRANCH OFFICES AND ORGANISING ORGANISATIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE LANTERN CARNIVAL TOMORROW AT 7 PM AT THE FORBES STREET PLAYGROUND IN KENNEDY TOWN.

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LECTURES ON PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT

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GEOFFREY PRATLEY, ONE OF BRITAIN’S LEADING ACCOMPANISTS, WILL BE PRESENTING A LECTURE DEMONSTRATION AND A MASTERCLASS ON PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT AT THE YAU MA TEI MUSIC CENTRE FROM 7 PM TO 9 PM ON SEPTEMBER 23 AND 24.

A PROFESSOR AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC IN LONDON SINCE 1965, MR PRATLEY IS PARTICULARLY NOTED FOR HIS EXPERTISE IN COACHING YOUNG PIANISTS.

HE HAS VISITED THE UNITED STATES AND MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND HAS PARTNERED NUMEROUS INTERNATIONAL ARTISTES FROM MANY COUNTRIES.

ADMISSION IS FREE AND RESERVATION CAN BE MADE BY CALLING O-6O65753.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES IN wAN CHAI

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TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE, THE UNNAMED ROAD ADJACENT TO THE WAN CHAI FERRY PIER BUS TERMINUS WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC BETWEEN 1 AM AND 6 AM ON SEPTEMBER 20 AND 21.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON WESTBOUND HUNG HING ROAD hEADING FOR FLEMING ROAD WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL ALONG SEAFRONT ROAD.

ELSEWHERE IN WAN CHAI, THE DOWN RAMP OF CANAL ROAD FLYOVER LEADING TO CANAL ROAD EAST WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM 10 PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING ON SEPTEMBER 21, 22 AND 23. THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON SOUTHBOUND CANAL ROAD FLYOVER HEADING FOR LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA THE DOWN RAMP TO MORRISON HILL ROAD.

HONG KONG-BOUND CROSS HARBOUR BUS ROUTES 101, 111, 112, 116, 121 AND 122 AFTER LEAVING THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED VIA EASTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD, GLOUCESTER ROAD FLYOVER, INNER GLOUCESTER ROAD, PERCIVAL STREET AND LEIGHTON ROAD BEFORE RESUMING NORMAL ROUTE ING.

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VEHICLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT from WO Yl HOP ROAD IN KWAI CHUNG TO NGONG HOM ROAD AND FROM NGONG HOM ROAD INTO WO Yl HOP ROAD FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 20).

THIS IS TO FACILITATE ROAD WORK IN WO Yl HOP ROAD.

VEHICLES ON WO Yl HOP ROAD WISHING TO TURN RIGHT INTO LEI MUK SHUE ESTATE WILL BE DIVERTED TO CHEUNG WING ROAD, CASTLE PEAK ROAD ROUNDABOUT, CHEUNG WING ROAD, WO Yl HOP ROAD AND THEN TURN LEFT TO NGONG HOM ROAD.

MEANWHILE, VEHICLES WISHING TO TURN RIGHT FROM NGONG HOM ROAD TO WO Yl HOP ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO LEI SHU ROAD.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GROUPS PRAISED FOR PROMOTING SENSE OF BELONGING ............ 1

MONG KOK CAMPAIGN TO BOOST CIVIC AWARENESS ................. 1

WAN CHAI FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED ..................... 2

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SEMINAR FOR RESIDENTS .................. 3

Variety show to launch civic education Campaign ............ 4

$2.2 BILLION WORTH OF COUNCIL PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION .. 5

FOOTBRIDGE TO LINK TSING YI ESTATE BLOCKS .................. 6

5-8105599 — NEW USD +HOTLINE+ NUMBER FROM OCTOBER........... 7

DB COMMITTEE TO BE BRIEFED ON Q-MaRK SCHEME................. 7

TONKIN STREET TO BE REALIGNED .............................. 8

CAS TEAMS IN FOOTDRILL COMPETITION.......................... 9

PLB RESTRICTED ZONES IN KOWLOON BAY ........................ 9

PLB RESTRICTED ZONES aT ^IRPORT ............................ 9

HARCOURT ROAD CLOSED TEMPORARILY ........................... 10

NO FLUSHING WATER .......................................... 10

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1986

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GROUPS PRAISED FOR PROMOTING SENSE OF BELONGING *****

THE DEPUTY REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR HONG KONG AND KOWLOON, MR KEVIN MAK, PRAISED LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TODAY (FRIDAY) FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION IN ORGANISING DISTRICT CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

HE SAID THE EFFORTS MADE BY LOCAL BODIES IN ORGANISING DISTRICT CULTURAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS MAJOR FUNCTIONS ON FESTIVAL DAYS HAD GIVEN RESIDENTS OPPORTUNITIES TO ENJOY A HEALTHY SPIRITUAL LIFE AND TO DEVELOP A SENSE OF BELONGING.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE SHAM SHU I PO MID-AUTUMN LANTERN CARNIVAL, MR MAK SAID THE CO-ORGANI SERS OF THE EVENT, THE SHAM SHU I PO ARTS ASSOCIATION AND THE SHAM SHU I PO KAI FONG ASSOCIATION, WERE AMONG THE VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS WHICH HAD GIVEN WORTHY SUPPORT IN ARRANGING RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR RESIDENTS.

THE LANTERN CARNIVAL INCLUDED SINGING PERFORMANCES AND A VARIETY SHOW. FREE LANTERNS AND TRADITIONAL HANDICRAFTS WERE DISTRIBUTED.

ABOUT 10 000 RESIDENTS ATTENDED THE LANTERN CARNIVAL HELD AT THE MAPLE STREET PLAYGROUND.

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A PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED IN MONG KOK NEXT MONTH TO BOOST CIVIC AWARENESS AMONG RESIDENTS.

THE CAMPAIGN WILL AIM AT ENHANCING RESIDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF CIVIC RIGHTS AND DUTIES, INCREASING THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE OPERATION AND JURISDICTION OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, AND ENCOURAGING PARTICIPATION IN DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

AN ORGANISING COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FORMED UNDER THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD TO HELP CO-ORDINATE THE CIVIC EDUCATION WORK OF LOCAL BODIES AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR HO FEI-CHI, NOTED THAT A SIMILAR PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN WAS ORGANISED LAST YEAR TO STIMULATE RESIDENTS’ CIVIC-MINDEDNESS.

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HE SAID THE CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR WOULD STRESS THE PRACTICAL ASPECTS OF CIVIC EDUCATION BY URGING RESIDENTS TO SHOW RESPONSIBLE CITIZENSHIP IN DAILY LIFE, THUS CONTRIBUTING TO THE WELL-BEING OF THE COMMUNITY.

A TOTAL OF 12 ACTIVITIES WOULD BE ORGANISED DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD FROM MID-OCTOBER TO FEBRUARY, HE SAID.

MR HO SAID A SURVEY WAS BEING PLANNED TO COLLECT RESIDENTS’ VIEWS ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

+THE FINDINGS WILL SERVE AS INDICATORS OF THEIR LEVEL OF CIVIC AWARENESS AND WILL BE D FOR FORMULATING STRATEGIES TO MOUNT FUTURE PUBLICITY DRIVES ON CIVIC EDUCATION.+

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A CATALOGUE WAS ALSO BEING COMPILED AND WOULD LIST BOOKS AND READING MATERIALS ON CIVIC EDUCATION THAT WERE KEPT IN THE DISTRICT OFFICE FOR PUBLIC USE, HE SAID.

+LOCAL ORGANISATIONS AND SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE COPIES OF THE CATALOGUE FOR REFERENCE.+

MR HO ADDED THAT THE COMMITTEE HAD ENLISTED THE SUPPORT OF DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS, BY ALLOCATING TO THEM FUNDS FOR ORGANISING A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES.

THESE INCLUDED DEBATES, SEMINARS, LECTURES, CARNIVALS, VISITS AND GAMES.

HE SAID THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN WOULD PUT EMPHASIS ON RESIDENTS AGED 15 AND OVER AS CHILDREN WERE -NORMALLY ATTENDING SCHOOLS WHERE CIVIC EDUCATION WAS TAUGHT SYSTEMATICALLY.

A BUDGET OF MORE THAN $70 000 HAD BEEN EARMARKED FOR THE PROJECT, WITH $45 800 BEING ALLOCATED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE BALANCE COMING FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICE, HE ADDED.

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WAN CHAI FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

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A FUND-RAISING FILM SHOW AT THE CATHAY THEATRE IN WAN CHAI THIS (FRIDAY) MORNING MARKED THE OPENING OF THE DISTRICT’S FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN THIS YEAR.

THE FILM SHOW WAS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

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OTHER PROGRAMMES INCLUDE A SEMINAR ON THE PREVENTION OF SHOPLIFTING. A CHINESE SOLGAN COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS, AN EXHIBITION ON SECURITY DEVICES AND VISITS TO POLICE STATIONS.

AT TODAY’S OPENING CEREMONY, WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA, SAID THE CAMPAIGN WOULD PRESENT A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES FROM THIS MONTH TO JANUARY NEXT YEAR, AND HE HOPED THAT RESIDENTS WOULD PARTICIPATE IN THEM AND HELP PROMOTE THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE.

HE POINTED OUT THAT THE COMMITTEE HAD BEEN ORGANISING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES EVERY YEAR IN THE FORM OF A CAMPAIGN WITH A VIEW TO AROUSING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF CRIME PREVENTION AND GOOD CITIZENSHIP.

+THIS YEAR WE ARE FOLLOWING THE CENTRAL FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN AND CONCENTRATING ON THE PREVENTION OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES AND CARRYING OUT A PHASED EXPANSION OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME.

+OUR DISTRICT CAMPAIGN ALSO AIMS AT THE PREVENTION OF SHOPLIFTING AND COMMERCIAL BURGLARIES,+ HE SAID.

MR GARCIA NOTED THAT THE COMMITTEE HAD RECENTLY STARTED THE SECOND PHASE OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME IN WAN CHAI DISTRICT WITH PARTICIPATION FROM 296 HOUSEHOLDS IN FOUR SELECTED BUILDINGS.

+THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS VERY SATISFACTORY’ AND IT IS HOPED THE SCHEME CAN HELP RESIDENTS WORK TOGETHER TO COMBAT RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES,+ HE ADDED.

THE FILM ON SHOW THIS MORNING WAS +LAW WITH TWO PHASES*, AND FUND RAISED WILL BE USED TO COVER PART OF THE CAMPAIGN’S EXPENSES.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SEMINAR FOR RESIDENTS

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A SEMINAR ON THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME AND CRIME PREVENTION WILL BE HELD FOR CENTRAL AND WESTERN RESIDENTS TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

MORE THAN 300 RESIDENTS FROM SIX BLOCKS INVOLVED IN THE SCHEME HAVE BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND THE SEMINAR, TO START AT THE PALM SPRING RESTAURANT AT 5 PM.

THE SEMINAR IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE POLICE. THE AIM IS TO GENERATE STRONGER TIES BETWEEN NEIGHBOURS IN PREVENTING CRIME IN RESIDENTIAL PREMISES.

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GUEST SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE THE ACTING CENTRAL DISTRICT POLICE COMMANDER, MR WU SHIU-CHEUK, AND A SENIOR INSPECTOR OF THE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU, MR LAW KING-FU. THEY WILL SPEAK ON THE + INTRODUCT I ON OF THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME* AND +CRIME PREVENTION MEASURE IN BUILDINGS*.

THE SPEECHES WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION IN WHICH THE GUEST SPEAKERS AND OTHER EXPERTS WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM THE FLOOR ON CRIME PREVENTION AND LEGAL AND INSURANCE MATTERS.

CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION WILL BE AWARDED TO 13 CITIZENS WHO HAVE HELPED TO COMBAT CRIME IN THE DISTRICT.

OFFICIATING AT THE SEMINAR WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR WONG CHUNG-YING? THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS ELIZABETH TSE; THE ACTING CENTRAL DISTRICT COMMANDER, MR WU SHIU-CHEUK; AND FIVE MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE.

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEMINAR, A FIGHT CRIME MOBILE EXHIBITION CENTRE WILL BE STATIONED AT THEATRE LANE IN CENTRAL BETWEEN 3.30 PM TO 5.30 PM.

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VARIETY SHOW TO LAUNCH CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN X X X X X

A LARGE-SCALE VARIETY SHOW WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON TO LAUNCH THE CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

THE TWO-HOUR SHOW, JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT BOARD, WILL BE STAGED IN THE ABERDEEN CENTRE SQUARE FROM 4.30 PM.

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE SINGING AND DANCING PERFORMANCES BY PROFESSIONAL ARTISTES AND THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT YOUTH CHOIR, AS WELL AS QUIZZES ON THE THEME OF CIVIC EDUCATION.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE WILL ALSO SET UP A SPECIAL COUNTER FOR ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

THERE WILL BE A FORMATION CEREMONY FOR THE DISTRICT’S SIX CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE DETAILS OF MORE THAN 30 ACTIVITIES LINED UP FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AREAS UNTIL THE

END OF THIS YEAR.

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THROUGH THESE ACTIVITIES, THE TEAMS HOPE TO PROMOTE THE VIRTUES OF COURTESY, CIVIC-MINDEDNESS, NEIGHBOURLINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

APART FROM WORKING WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE EVERY MONTH TO SELECT A +CITIZEN OF THE MONTH* FROM FACH OF THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREAS, TEAMS WILL ALSO TOUR THEIR RESPECTIVE AREA TO LOOK AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL SITUATION, AND MAKE HOUSEHOLD VISITS TO AROUSE RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES.

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THE SELECTION OF THE CLEANEST SQUATTER AREA, FACTORY BUILDING AND PUBLIC HOUSING BLOCK, ESSAY WRITING, DRAWING, SLOGAN AND LOGO DESIGN COMPETITIONS, CROSS-WORD PUZZLES, QUIZZES, CIVIC EDUCATION NIGHTS, BOOKS EXHIBITION AND DRIVES AGAINST THROWING OBJECTS FROM BUILDINGS.

OFFICIATING AT TOMORROW’S OPENING CEREMONY ARE THE ACTING SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS ANGELA TSANG, AND THE CHAIRMEN OF THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE AND THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVE-R THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN OPENING CEREMONY AND VARIETY SHOW TOMORROW AT 4.30 PM IN THE ABERDEEN CENTRE SQUARE, NAM NING STREET, ABERDEEN.

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$2.2 BILLION WORTH OF COUNCIL PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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THE IMPORTANCE THE URBAN COUNCIL PLACES ON ITS ONGOING CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME IS EMPHASISED IN +VI BRANT HONG KONG+, ITS NEWLY-PUBLISHED ANNUAL REPORT FOR 1985-86.

+AT THE END OF THE YEAR, THE CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME COMPRISED 128 PROJECTS WITH AN ESTIMATED TOTAL COST OF $2,203 MILLION,* SAID THE REPORT.

IN THE FOREWORD, COUNCIL CHAIRMAN MR. H.M.G. FORSGATE ALSO DRAWS ATTENTION TO THE CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME.

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+THE COUNCIL’S FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAMME FORGED AHEAD WITH CONSTRUCTION WORK WELL UNDERWAY FOR MANY AND SETTER FACILITIES FOR OUR FOUR AND A HALF MILLION URBAN RESIDENTS,* HE CITED.

THE ANNUAL REPORT NOTES THE STEADY PROGRESS OF THE COUNCIL’S CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME TO REDEVELOP SEVERAL OLD MARKETS INTO MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPLEXES CONSISTING OF A MARKET A COOKED-FOOD CENTRE, A REFUSE COLLECTION POINT, AN INDOOr’gAMES HALL, A LIBRARY AND A COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE.

THE 128-PAGE BOOK GOES ON TO SAY THAT EIGHT SUCH COMPLEXES ARE PRESENTLY UNDER'CONSTRUCT I ON.

BESIDES THESE MARKET FACILITIES, OTHER MAJOR PROJECTS COMPLETED AND OR RENOVATED DURING THE YEAR INCLUDED SEVERAL PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS, THE OPENING OF THE SHAM SHU I PO PARK SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX, TENNIS AND SQUASH COURTS.

PRICED AT $15, THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 1986, WITH 80 PAGES OF COLOUR ILLUSTRATION, IS NOW AVAILABLE AT ITS PUBLICATIONS CENTRE ON ICE HOUSE STREEi, AT THE CITY HALL, KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY AND ALL LEADING BOOKSHOPS.

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FOOTBRIDGE TO LINK TSING Yl ESTATE BLOCKS ******

a rnvFRFn PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE WILL BE BUILT ACROSS A NEW rJaD ON "lNG VI ISLAND TO PROVIDE A LINK BETWEEN PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO OF TSING YI ESTATE.

TUP -^-METRE-LONG 13.5-METRE-WIDE BRIDGE WILL BE CONNECTED TO BUILDINGS *on either side of the road at podiuh level.

,- ui i i nF PURPORTED BY TWO ROWS OF LANDSCAPED COLUMNS ON BOTH SIDES OF th! ROAD AND WILL GIVE 5.3 METRES OF HEADROOM TO TRAFFIC.

DURING CONSTRUCTION NORMAL PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR TRAFFIC WILL BE MAINTAINED.

di amc can nF PFFN AT CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT OFFICE, THE D^SWCT LANDS OFFICE IN TSUEN WAN, AND TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSAL SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT BY NOVEMBER 17.

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5-8105599 — NEW USD +H0TLINE+ NUMBER FROM OCTOBER *****

THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S +HOTLINE+, WHICH OPERATES 24 HOURS A DAY TO RECEIVE COMPLAINTS AND ENQUIRIES ABOUT VARIOUS ASPECTS OF ITS ACTIVITIES, WILL BE CHANGED FROM +5-95555+ TO +5-8105599+ FROM OCTOBER 1.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE CHANGE WAS DUE TO THE CANCELLATION OF THE DISTRICT TELEPHONE EXCHANGE.

THE SPOKESMAN REMINDED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC THAT THE ROUND-THE-CLOCK +HOTLINE+ SERVICE WAS NOT CONFINED TO COMPLAINTS AGAINST LITTERING, ALTHOUGH THIS WAS A SUBJECT OF

FREQUENT COMPLAINTS.

+THE HOTLINE HANDLES COMPLAINTS AND ENQUIRIES CONCERNING THE WHOLE SPECTRUM OF THE DEPARTMENT’S WORK, SUCH AS ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, PEST CONTROL, HAWKERS AND MARKETS,* HE SAID.

+EACH COMPLAINT IS FOLLOWED UP AND DEALT WITH AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

+IF THE COMPLAINT IS OF A SIMPLE NATURE, IT CAN BE DEALT WITH IN A MATTER OF HOURS. IF IT IS MORE COMPLICATED, SUCH AS ON A DEFECTIVE WATER PIPE OR A DRIPPING AIR CONDITIONER, MORE TIME WOULD, BE REQUIRED AS THE DEPARTMENT HAS TO LOCATE THE OWNERS FIRST AND ASK THEM TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION WITHIN A SPECIFIED PERIOD.+

IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, A TOTAL OF 1 577 COMPLAINTS WERE HANDLED. OF THESE, 91 PER CENT CONCERNED ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE PROBLEMS AND 60 PER CENT WERE ON LITTERING.

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DB COMMITTEE TO BE BRIEFED ON Q-MARK SCHEME

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A BRIEFING ON THE HONG KONG QUALITY MARK SCHEME WILL BE GIVEN BY THE FEDERATION OF HONG KONG INDUSTRIES TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY COMMITTEE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD AT A MEETING ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22).

THE SCHEME WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE FEDERATION UNDER LEGISLATION ENACTED IN 1978, IS AIMED AT ENHANCING THE QUALITY, STANDARD AND IMAGE OF HONG KONG PRODUCTS BOTH LOCALLY AND OVERSEAS.

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FBU„

AND PR- TIONAL PROGRAMMES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

__ mwiTcn to rnvFR THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S

HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

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TONKIN STREET TO BE REALIGNED

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THE SECTION OF TONKIN STREET BETWEEN AND TUNG CHAU STREET IN SHAM SHU I PO WILL EXTENDED.

THE EXTENSION WILL PROVIDE A LINK TO TO THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF THE WEST UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD BE REALIGNED AND

THE SLIP ROAD LEADING KOWLOON CORRIDOR NOW

A FOOTBRIDGE FOR PEDESTRIANS WILL ALSO BE BUILT AT THE JUNCTION OF TONKIN STREET AND LAI CHI KOK ROp.D. THIS *.LL IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW AT THIS JUNCTION.

IN ADDITION THE EXISTING BOX CULVERT ALONG TONKIN STREET WILL BE DUPLICATED TO IMPROVE THE STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSi-M IN THIS PART OF SHAM SHU I PO.

WORK. IS DUE TO START IN DECEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN TWO YEARS.

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS, WHICH SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 9.

THE WORKS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND WIL’ SUPERVISED BY THE HIGHWAYS-KOWLOON REGION OF THE HIGHWAYS DEPAR. -T.

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CAS TEAMS IN FOOTDRILL COMPETITION * * * * *

ccvFNTFEN CIVIL AID SERVICES TEAMS WILL BE TAKING PART im an~7nteR—UN 1T FOOTDRILL COMPETITION ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 21) BEG^nISg ATU8^0 aS S? THE CAS CADET TRAINING CENTRE AT 325 CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, KOWLOON.

FORCE COMMANDER, N.T. REGIONAL

AFTER THE COMPETITION, THE CAS TACTICAL MR WU MAN-KONG, WILL BE PRESENTING THE +CAS COMMANDER’S CUP+ TO THE WINNING TEAM.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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PLB RESTRICTED ZONES IN KOWLOON BAY

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dest• cVTht' M !mYoX 1 «ON»Iy

(SEPTEMBER 22).

THEY ARE WANG KWONG ROAD NORTH OF NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC LANES ON WANG KWONG ROAD AND KAI WAH STREET.

KAI WAH STREET, AND THE ROAD BETWEEN KAI SHUN

NO PLB WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE RESTRICTED ZONES.

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PLB RESTRICTED ZONES AT AIRPORT

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THE FOLLOWING ROAD SECTIONS AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WILL BE DESIGNATED PUBLIC LIGHT BUS RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22):

* THE NORTHBOUND SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM KAI SHING STREET TO CARGO CIRCUIT ;

* THE FLYOVER LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST EASTBOUND TO CONCORDE ROAD;

* THE SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST

WESTBOUND TO CONCORDE ROAD;

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* THE SLiP ROAD LEADING FROM PRINCE EDWARD ROAD EAST WESTBOUND TO THE JUNCTION OF CONCORDE ROAD AND AIRPORT DRIVE NO. 4 ;

* CONCORDE ROAD EASTBOUND FROM A POINT ABOUT 61 METRES WEST OF THE AIRPORT MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK ENTRANCE; AND

* THE ACCESS ROAD LEADING FROM OLYMPIC AVENUE TO THE AIRPORT TRANSPORT TERMINUS.

NO PLB WILL BE ALLOWED T ENTER THE RESTRICTED AREA.

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HARCOURT ROAD *

CLOSED TEMPORARILY * * * *

Tup FASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF HARCOURT ROAD BETWEEN ITS .UNCtIoNS WITH COTTON TREE DRIVE SLIP ROAD AND FENWICK PIER STREET WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY BETWEEN 1 AMAND 5 AM ON SEPTEMBER 22 AND 23. THE MEASURE IS TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

DURING THE CLOSURE. VEHICLES ON EASTBOUND HARCOURT ROAD HEADING FOR THE CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AND CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE DIVERTED VIA COTTON TREE DRI.VE SLIP ROAD, QUEENSWAY, ARSENAL STREET AND GLOUCESTER ROAD.

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NO FLUSHING WATER

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SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN AREAS IN KOWLOON WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) TO 10 PM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED AREAS ARE HUNG HOM, TO KWA WAN, MA TAU WAI, MA TAU KOK KOWLOON CITY, TUNG TAU, WONG TAI SIN, LOK FU, ............

WANG TAU HOM, CHUK YUEN, KOWLOON TONG, DIAMOND HILL AND HAMMER HILL, INCLUDING HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, KOWLOON HOSPITAL, FUNG WONG VILLAGE AND TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

SIR EDWARD: GROWING DEMAND FOR ANAESTHETISTS .................... 1

JULY ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT PAYROLL FIGURES OUT ............. 2

PARTY DEPUTY CHAIRMAN ARRIVES ................................... 5

GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT OUT ............................. 6

SPECIAL STAMPS OUT ON WEDNESDAY ................................. 6

FESTIVAL CELEBRATED IN STYLE AT EXPO ............................ 7

DETAILS OF PLB, TAXI CHARITY RIDE ............................... 8

URBAN COUNCIL CONTINUES ITS +GREENING+ CAMPAIGN ................. 8

SOUTHERN RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS .................. 9

VISITING ID CaRD SERVICE TOR OUTLYING DISTRICTS ................ 10

YUEN LONG, HUNG HOM TRAFFIC CHANGES ............................ 11

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF COMFORT TERRaCE ........................... 12

COOKING COMPETITION ............................................ 12

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1986

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SIR EDWARDs GROWING DEMAND FOR ANAESTHETISTS * * * K *

THE DEMAND FOR ANAESTHETISTS, WHO PLAY A MAJOR ROLE NOT ONLY IN OPERATION THEATRES BUT ALSO IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS AND ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS, WILL INCREASE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF

MEDICAL SERVICES IN HONG KONG.

THIS WAS STATED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SEVENTH ASIAN AND AUSTRALASIAN CONGRESS CF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS THIS (SATURDAY) EVENING.

DESCRIBING THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT FOUR NEW HOSPITALS IN THE GOVERNMENT SECTOR ALONE, EACH WITH MORE THAN 1 500 BEDS. WOULD COME INTO OPERATION IN STAGES WITHIN THE NEXT 10 YEARS WHILE A MAJOR PROGRAMME OF EXTENDING EXISTING HOSPITALS WAS

UNDER WAY.

+TOGETHER THESE PROGRAMMES WILL INCREASE THE NUMBER OF OUR HOSPITAL BEDS FROM 25 000 NOW TO 38 500 BY 1995, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF BEDS PER 1 000 POPULATION FROM 4.5 TO 6.2,+ HE SAID.

ON THE ROLE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS, SIR EDWARD SAID THAT IT WAS NOT SO WIDELY RECOGNISED THAT BREAKTHROUGHS IN NEW SURGICAL TECHNIQUES WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT SIMULTANEOUS ADVANCES IN ANAESTHESIOLOGY.

SIR EDWARD SAID, +WITH THE HELP OF MODERN ANAESTHESIA, MANY CF TODAY’S DISEASES AND ABNORMALITIES IN THE VERY YOUNG AND VERY OLD HAVE BEEN TREATED SUCCESSFULLY BY SOPHISTICATED SURGERY.+

+DEVELOPMENTS IN ANAESTHESIOLOGY HAVE ALSO MADE POSSIBLE ITS WIDER APPLICATION IN MEDICAL SPECIALTIES OTHER THAN SURGERY.+

SIR EDWARD THANKED THE WORLD FEDERATION OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS FOR CHOOSING HONG KONG AS THE VENUE FOR ITS CONGRESS AND THE ASSOCIATED SCIENTIFIC EXHIBITION.

+THESE WILL HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANT ROLE PLAYED BY ANAESTHETISTS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE AND IN MANY ASPECTS OF PATIENT CARE. IT WILL FURTHER STIMULATE INTEREST IN THIS SPHERE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE IN HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

SIR EDWARD SAID THAT THE THEME OF THE CONGRESS - NEW DIRECTIONS IN ANAESTHESIA - WAS IMPORTANT FOR SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES FOR IT COULD ALSO STIMULATE PROGRESS IN THE DELIVERY OF HOSPITAL SERVICES TO THE PUBLIC.

APART FROM RECOGNISING THE NEED TO PRESERVE THE BEST OF EXISTING SYSTEMS, SIR EDWARD ADDED THAT THE GOVERNMENT MUST ALSO BE READY TO EXAMINE METHODS TO IMPROVE THEM, TO MAKE THEM MORE RESPONSIBLE TO THE NEEDS OF THE PUBLIC AND MORE EFFICIENT IN THEIR USE OF RESOURCES.

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HOWEVER HE SAID THAT MEDICAL SERVICES MUST INEVITABLY COMPETE WITH OTHER ESSENTIAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAMMES, SUCH AS EDUCATION, SOCIAL WELFARE AND HOUSING, FOR RESOURCES AND MONEY.

♦THESE RESOURCES ARE NOT UNLIMITED. THE SCALE OF OUR MEDICAL SERVICES GROWS EVEN LARGER,+ HE NOTED.

THE ORGANISATION REQUIRED TO RUN THEM ALSO GREW MORE COMPLEX AND THE RAPID PACE OF DEVELOPMENTS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE HAD TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT.

+THAT IS WHY THE GOVERNMENT COMMISSIONED THE REVIEW OF THE DELIVERY OF HOSPITAL SERVICES. WE AWAIT WITH INTEREST THE OUTCOME CF THE CONSULTATION NOW IN PROGRESS ON THE CONSULTANT’S REPORT,* SIR EDWARD SAID.

HE CONCLUDED BY STATING THAT THE CONFERENCE, WHOSE PROCEEDINGS WOULD BE FOLLOWED CLOSELY IN HONG KONG, WAS TIMELY IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES.

JULY ORDERS-ON-HAND, EMPLOYMENT PAYROLL FIGURES OUT ******

THE AVERAGE VOLUME OF ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) IN THE 203 LARGEST FIRMS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR DECREASED SLIGHTLY IN JULY 1986 COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS MONTH, ACCORDING TO RESULTS OF A SURVEY RELEASED TODAY BY THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT.

AMONG THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES, THE WEARING APPAREL, TEXTILES AND FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRIES REPORTED SOME INCREASES IN THE ORDERS POSITION. THE VOLUME OF ORDERS ON THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS, AND ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES HOWEVER DECLINED.

AN INCREASE IN EMPLOYMENT WAS RECORDED FOR MOST INDUSTRIES. THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INCREASE WAS REPORTED BY MANUFACTURERS IN THE PLASTIC PRODUCTS INDUSTRY DUE TO THE INCREASED RECRUITMENT OF SUMMER WORKERS. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE FOOD AND DRINKS INDUSTRY REPORTED LITTLE CHANGE IN EMPLOYMENT.

INCREASES IN BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS WERE ALSO REPORTED BY MOST OF THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES SURVEYED. SUCH INCREASES WERE DUE MAINLY TO THE PAYMENT OF OVERTIME ALLOWANCES AND SALARY REVISION.

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IM THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, THERE WAS A MILD INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF OPERATIVES ENGAGED DIRECTLY BY FIRMS AS SOME COMPANIES SPEEDED UP THE PROGRESS OF THEIR PROJECTS.

A STABLE EMPLOYMENT POSITION WAS REPORTED BY THE SERVICES SECTORS. BOTH PAYROLL AND PER CAPITA EARNINGS i .CREASED SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES BECAUSE OF SALARY REVISION AND PAYMENT OF 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 JULY 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, AT $1.50 PER COPY.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE SURVEY RESULTS MAY BE MADE TO THE INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION STATISTICS SECTION OF THE DEPARTMENT AT 3-7212854.

A. ORDERS-ON-HAND IN MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRY (% CHANGE OVER THE PRECEDING MONTH) ORDERS-ON-HAND (IN TERMS OF MONTHS) FOR JULY 1986

MAY 1986 JUNE 1986 JULY 1986

' WEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR 3 -1 1 4.91

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL -3 * 1 2.41

PLASTIC PRODUCTS -4 -3 -9 3.28

/FABRICATED METAL

SATURDAY, SEPTQfBER 2C, 1986

rABRI DATED METAL 4 3 4.02

PRODUCTS 3

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS * -2 -1 5.18

OTHERS * 1 * 4.43

ALL ABOVE INDUSTRIES 1 -1 -1 4.40

B. EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS

PERSONS ENGAGED BY

THE COMPANIES SURVEYED PER CAPITA EARNINGS PER CAPITA F ADM 1 MOQ

INDUSTRY/ SERVICES MAY 1986 (-< CHANGE JUNE 1986 OVER THE JULY 1986 PRECEDING MONTH) MAY JUNE JULY 1986 1986 1986 FOR JUL^ HK$ < 1986

MANUFACTURING 2 3 2 2 i i 1 LO 2 3 234

FOOD AND DRINKS 1 3 * 2 1 3 4 075

'TEARING APPAREL, EXCEPT FOOTWEAR 1 * 1 4 -1 2 2 806

TEXTILES, EXCEPT WEARING APPAREL X 1 2 5 -2 2 3 424

PLASTIC PRODUCTS 8 7 10 -3 -5 8 2 995

FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS 4 4 3 3 -4 2 2 802

ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC

PRODUCTS 2 6 2 1 -4 2 2 975

OTHERS 1 2 1 1 -4 -1 4 337

/CONSTRUCTION** -1

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CONSTRUCTION** -1 -1 1 2 -2 3 4 820

SERVICES * X -3 2 5 6 097

BANKS * * 2 3 -3 5 346

HOTELS -1 * * -14 * * 3 903

PUBLIC UTILITIES * * K -5 K 13 6 319

OTHERS 1 X 1 -1 4 * 7 420

* CHANGES WITHIN + - 0.5%

PERSONS ENGAGED COVER COMPANY EMPLOYEES ONLY ; SITE WORKERS

EMPLOYED BY LABOUR-ONLY SUB-C ONTRACTORS NOT INCLUDED.

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PARTY DEPUTY CHAIRMAN ARRIVES * * * *

THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY, MR PETER MORRISON, ARRIVED TODAY (SATURDAY) FOR A FOUR-DAY VISIT.

DURING HIS STAY IN HONG KONG, HE WILL CALL ON THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AND THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR TRADE AND INDUSTRY, MR STEUART WEBB-JOHNSON.

MR MORRISON WILL ALSO MEET WITH LOCAL BUSINESSMEN AND VISIT TWO FACTORIES, ONE IN KOWLOON AND ONE IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

HE WILL LEAVE HONG KONG ON SEPTEMBER 23 (TUESDAY).

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1986

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GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY REPORT OUT * * * *

THE REPORT ON THE GENERAL HOUSEHOLD SURVEY FOR APRIL TO JUNE 1986 IS AVAILABLE AND CONTAINS STATISTICS ON EMPLOYMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AND UNDEREMPLOYMENT FOR THE QUARTER.

IT ALSO CONTAINS DETAILED ANALYSIS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MEMBERS 0- THE LABOUR FORCE, INCLUDING THEIR AGE AND SEX STRUCTURE, EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, ACTIVITY STATUS, OCCUPATION, INDUSTRY, '-•OURS 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 $8 PER COPY.

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SPECIAL STAMPS OUT ON WEDNESDAY

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THE POST OFFICE WILL ISSUE A SPECIAL SET OF FOUR STAMPS DEPICTING HONG KONG FISHING VESSELS ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24).

THE NEW STAMPS WILL BE IN DENOMINATIONS OF 50 CENTS, 11.30, 11.70 AND 15.

A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THAT TO COPE WITH THE MANY CUSTOMERS EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY, ADDITIONAL COUNTERS WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE GENERAL POST OFFICE AND THE BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CAUSEWAY BAY, HENNESSY ROAD, MORRISON HILL, NORTH POINT, QUEEN’S ROAD AND SHEUNG WAN POST OFFICES ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

IN KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES, THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL COUNTERS AT KOWLOON CENTRAL, CHEUNG SHA WAN, GILLIES AVENUE, KOWLOON CITY, KWUN TONG, MONG KOK, SHAM SHU I PO, TSI" SHA TSUI AND TSUEN WAN POST OFFICES.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT EXTRA STAFF WOULD BE DEPLOYED AT MOST POST OFFICES ON WEDNESDAY BUT QUEUES WERE NEVERTHELESS EXPECTED.

HE URGED THE PUBLIC TO EXERCISE TOLERANCE AND, IF POSSIBLE, TAKE CARE OF THEIR NORMAL POSTAL BUSINESS BEFORE OR AFTER THE DATE OF THE SPECIAL STAMP ISSUE.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1986

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FESTIVAL CELEBRATED IN STYLE AT EXPO

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THE BIGGEST HONG KONG STYLE LANTERN FESTIVAL EVER CELEBRATED IN VANCOUVER WAS STAGED LAST (FRIDAY) NIGHT BY THE HONG KONG PAVILION AT EXPO '86 IN CANADA.

ABOUT 15 000 PEOPLE WITH FREE TICKETS PACKED THE PACIFIC COLISEUM NEAR DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER WHERE A GALA PRESENTATION WAS hELD AND ABOUT 5 000 FAMILIES IN THE AUDIENCE WERE GIVEN PAPER LANTERNS OF DIFFERENT SHAPES AIRLIFTED FROM HONG KONG FOR THE OCCAS ION.

THEY ALSO ENJOYED A VARIETY SHOW OF CHINESE DANCES PERFORMED BY LOCAL ARTISTES WHILE TWO HONG KONG SINGERS, MR MICHAEL KWAN AND MISS PATRICIA CHAN, SANG SONGS ABOUT STORIES OF THE MOON.

MR IAN DEY, WHO FLEW SPECIALLY FROM HONG KONG TO VANCOUVER TO COMPERE THE SHOW, EXPLAINED THE MYTHS AND CELEBRATIONS ABOUT THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL IN CHINESE AND ENGLISH, WITH PERFORMERS ENACTING THE SCENES.

EARLIER, ABOUT 100 PEOPLE COMPRISING VANCOUVER ROAD SAFETY PATROL MEMBERS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS PAVILIONS AT EXPO, FORMED A LANTERN PROCESSION TEAM AT THE HONG KONG PAVILION AND MARCHED THROUGH THE MAIN ROADS.

THOUSANDS OF EXPO VISITORS DOTTED THE ROUTE, WAITING FOR A GLIMPSE OF THE PROCESSION WHICH WAS LED BY THE MOONLADY DRESSED IN ANCIENT COSTUME. CARRYING COLOURFUL LANTERNS, THc PROCESSION WOUND THROUGH THE CROWD WHO WAVED AND APPLAUSED. »

ON ARRIVAL AT THE COLISEUM, THE TEAM PARADED AROUND THE ARENA TO BEGIN THE GALA PRESENTATION. BEFORE THE SHOW STARTED, THE AUDIENCE WERE TREATED TO PIECES OF MOONCAKES, AND THE

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MOST FORTUNATE OF THEM ALL WAS MR JACOB CHEUNG WHO WON TWO RETURN AIR TICKETS TO HONG KONG IN

A LUCKY DRAW.

A CUTTING CEREMONY OF A SIX-FOOT DIAMETER PAPIER-MACHE MOONCAKE WAS OFFICIATED BY EXPO'S COMMISSIONER GENERAL, PR PATRICK REID.

SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT, ALL ADMISSION TICKETS WERE SNAPPED UP FROM THE HONG KONG PAVILION AND OTHER OUTLETS WITHIN AN HOUR.

THE LANTERN FESTIVAL WAS ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG PAVILION WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE HONG KONG TOURIST ASSOCIATION, CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS AND THE SING TAO LIMITED. CATHAY PACIFIC AIRWAYS ALSO DONATED THE TWO AIR TICKETS FOR THE LUCKY DRAW WHILE THE KEEFER CHINESE BAKERY IN VANCOUVER PROVIDED THE MOONCAKES.

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DETAILS OF PLB, TAXI CHARITY RIDE

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THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) AFTERNOON TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF A +PL3 AND TAXI CHARITY RIDE+ TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION PROJECT.

MORE THAN 700 PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND MAXICABS PLYING IN KWUN TONG AND 800 TAXIS IN THE URBAN AREA WILL TAKE PART IN THE CHARITY RIDE TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 26.

ATTENDING THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FUND-RAISING CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAM HANG-FAI, WHO IS ALSO THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN', VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, MR LI WAH-MING, ASSISTANT KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER MR STANLEY YING, AND THE MEDICAL SUPER INTENDANT OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL, DR DAVID CHIN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3 PM ON MONDAY IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES BUILDING IN TUNG YAN STREET.

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URBAN COUNCIL CONTINUES ITS +GREENING+ CAMPAIGN ’ *****

MORE THAN 780 000 DIFFERENT KINDS OF SEASONAL PLANTS, TREES, SHRUBS, GROUND COVER AND CLIMBING PLANTS WERE PLANTED THROUGHOUT THE 10 URBAN DISTRICTS OF HONG KONG LAST YEAR.

THIS AND OTHER INTERESTING FACTS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE URBAN COUNCIL ANNUAL REPORT 1986.

+THE ABSENCE OF TYPHOON AND STORM DAMAGE IN 1985, COUPLED WITH THE COUNCIL’S CONTINUING EFFORTS IN TREE PLANTING AND PRESERVATION, WAS MOST BENEFICIAL FOR THE URBAN LANDSCAPE,+ NOTES THE REPORT.

AS A RESULT OF THE GOOD WEATHER, 21 878 TREES, 3 932 BAMBOOS, 246 479 SHRUBS, 3 713 CLIMBING PLANTS, 315 565 GROUND COVER PLANTS AND 213 963 SEASONAL FLOWERS '•/ERE ADDED TO THE URBAN +GREEN+ POPULATION.

THE COUNCIL, TO EMPHASISE ITS CONCERN AND TO ENCOURAGE THE PROVISION OF MORE GREENERY, ORGANISED TREE PLANTING CEREMONIES IN ALL URBAN DISTRICTS.

/THE REPORT, ........

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THE REPORT, TITLED + VI BRANT HONG KONG,* POINTS OUT THAT THE SHORTAGE OF SPACE FOR PLANTING IS THE BIGGEST HANDICAP.

THE COUNCIL OFTEN HAS TO MAKE THE DIFFICULT CHOICE BETWEEN THE CONFLICTING DEMANDS FOR ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RECREATION FACILITIES IN ORDER TO CATER FOR ALL AGE GROUPS.

+THEREFORE, OF NECESSITY, MOST NEW URBAN PARKS REPRESENT A COMPROMISE RATHER THAN AN IDEAL TO MEET THE TOTAL NEEDS OF ANY SECTOR OF THE POPULATION,* THE REPORT SAYS.

THE REPORT ALSO NOTES THAT EFFORTS WERE MADE TO PRESS FOR OPEN SPACE TO BE CREATED IN THE OLDER URBAN DISTRICTS BY RECLAMATION OR THROUGH URBAN RENEWAL SCHEMES.

+VIBRANT HONG KONG.+ SELLING FOR $15, IS NOW ON SALE AT URBAN COUNCIL BOOKSHOPS ON ICE HOUSE STREET, AT THE CITY HALL LOBBY AND KOWLOON CENTRAL LIBRARY. THE ANNUAL REPORT ALSO IS AVAILABLE AT LEADING BOOKSHOPS.

SOUTHERN RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER AS VOTERS *****

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ELECT IONS.

qPFAKING AT A VARIETY SHOW TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN, MRS TSANG SAID onnTupPN RESIDENTS WERE OFTEN ENTHUSIASTIC IN DISTR CT AFFAIRb AS VOTER TURNOUT IN EARLIER URBAN COUNCIL AND DISTRICT BOARD

ELECTIONS SHOWED.

+THIS ENTHUSIASM SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED IN REGISTRATION DRIVE,* SHE SAID.

MRS TSANG MADE A SPECIAL PLEA TO YOUNGER REGISTER.

THE CURRENT VOTER

RESIDENTS TO

+THOSF xHO ARE OR WILL BE 21 YEARS OLD BEFORE DECEMBER 31 THIS YEAR^AND SATISFY THE SEVEN-YEAR RESIDENCY RU1-E, SHOULD EXERCISE THEIR CIVIC RIGHT AND RESPONSIBILITY AND REGISTER NOW,+ SHE SA ID.

HUNDRED RESIDENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF AREA COMMITTEES AND DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS ATTENDED THE VARIETY SHOW INCLUDE? SONG AND DA^CE PERFORMANCES AND CIVIC EDUCATION QUIZZES.

/THE DISTRICT

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THE DISTRICT OFFICE ALSO SET UP A SPECIAL COUNTER TO HELP ELIGIBLE RESIDENTS TO REGISTER AS VOTERS.

IN ADDITION, A FORMATION CEREMONY WAS HELD FOR CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS SET UP UNDER THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES TO HELP SPREAD THE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, MR PAUL YOUNG, AND AREA COMMITTEES CHAIRMEN TOOK PART IN THE OPENING CEREMONY.

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VISITING ID CARD SERVICE FOR OUTLYING DISTRICTS

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THP IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (SATURDAY) REMINDED WOMEN BORN IN 1Q1B OR EARLIER THAT A VISITING SERVICE FOR ISSUING NEW IDENTITY CARDS WILL OPERATE FROM MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 22) UNTIL OCTOBER 11.

THE SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED ON CHEUNG CHAU, LAMMA, LANTAU (MUI WO AND TAI 0) AND AT SAI KUNG.

THP SERVICE IS AIMED AT FACILITATING APPLICATIONS FROM WOMEN AFFECTED BY THE CURRENT PHASE WHO LIVE IN OUTLYING DISTRICTS.

+IT WILL SAVE THEM THE TROUBLE OF HAVING TO TRAVEL TO THE ISSUE OFFICES IN THE URBAN AREAS,+ A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

WOMEN BORN BETWEEN 1916 AND 19?4 WHO MISSED THEIR TURN TO OBTAIN NEW ID CARDS MAY ALSO FILE THEIR APPLICATIONS DURING THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

THE VISITING SERVICE WILL OPERATE MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS ON THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE:

OPERATING PERIOD CENTRE OPENING HOURS

SEPTEMBER 22 MUI WO COMMUNITY AFFAIRS 10 AM - 1 PM

TO BRANCH OFFICE, GRAND VIEW

OCTOBER 4 MANSION, GROUND FLOOR, 2 PM - 4 PM

SHOP D, SOUTH LANTAU ROAD, MUI WO, LANTAU ISLAND, DD4, LOT 669.

/CHEUNG CHAU .......

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1986

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CHEUNG CHAU RURAL COMMITTEE OFFICE, 2 CHURCH ROAD, CHEUNG CHAU.

SEPTEMBER 22 TO OCTOBER 11

SAI KUNG TOWN HALL, PO TUNG ROAD, SAI KUNG.

10 AM - 1 PM

2 PM - 4 PM

10 AM - 1 PM

2 PM - 4 PM

OCTOBER 6 NORTH LAMMA RURAL COMMITTEE 10 AM - 1 PM

TO OFFICE,

OCTOBER 11 YUNG SHU WAN MAIN STREET, 2 PM - 4 PM

NORTH LAMMA.

TAI 0 RURAL COMMITTEE 10.30 AM - 1 PM

OFFICE, 29 MARKET STREET, 2 PM - 3.30 PM TAI 0.

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YUEN LONG,

HUNG HOM TRAFFIC CHANGES

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TO FACILITATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TUEN MUN-YUEN LONG LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM, THE SECTION OF TAI TONG ROAD BETWEEN CASTLE PEAK ROAD (YUEN LONG) AND FAU TSO! STREET WILL BE REROUTED FROM TWO-WAY INTO ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS WITH EFFECT FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 23).

MOTORISTS FROM AU TAU SHOULD USE FUNG CHEUNG ROAD AND HOP YICK ROAD ON JOURNEYS TO YUEN LONG TOWN SOUTH.

SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY TRAFFIC FROM MIDNIGHT

MEANWHILE, THE U-SHAPED SLIP ROAD LEADING FROM HONG CHONG ROAD NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY IN HUNG HOM TO ITS AT HUNG HOM INTERCHANGE WILL BE CLOSED TO TO 6 AM DAILY FROM SEPTEMBER 23 TO 26.

MOTORISTS ON SALISBURY ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH AND AUSTIN ROAD HEADING FOR THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL SHOULD USE CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, FLYOVER, GASCOIGNE ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD NORTH, FLYOVER AND HONG CHONG ROAD.

MOTORISTS FROM THE CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL HEADING FOR KOWLOON KCR STATION SHOULD USE HONG CHONG ROAD, CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH CHEONG WAN ROAD AND ON WAN ROAD.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1986

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF COMFORT TERRACE * * * * *

IN rONNECTION WITH THE LAYING OF CABLES, THE SECTION OF COMFORT TERRACE BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 2 AND ITS JUNCTION WITH KING’S ROAD WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC DAILY FROM 10 AM TO A PM ON SEPTEMBER 23, 24 AND 25.

DURING THE CLOSURE, THE SECTION OF COMFORT TERRACE BETWEEN HOUSE NO. 2 AND TIN HAU TEMPLE ROAD WILL BE RE-ROUTED TWO WAY.

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COOKING COMPETITION * * *

A COOKING COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE KWAI CHUNG SOUTH YIN NGA I SOCIETY WILL BE HELD AT NOON TOMORROW (SUNDAY) IN THE KWAI FONG COMMUNITY HALL (NEXT TO KWAI FONG MTR STATION).

KWAI TSI NG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE COMPETITION.

NOTE TO EDITORSi

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE COOKING CONTEST.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

UK MINISTER STARTS WEEK’S VISIT ............................. 1

HK MEDICAL, SOCIAL SERVICES A PROUD TRACK RECORD ............ 1

APPLICATION FORMS FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES AVAILABLE........... 2

IMPORT CONTROL ON PETS HELPS TO SAFEGUARD HEALTH............. 4

YIN NGAI PRAISED FOR COMMUNITY WORK ......................... 6

EMPLOYERS MAY SEEK EXTRA OVERTIME HOURS ..................... 7

MORE LAND TO BE FORMED IN JUNK BAY .......................... 8

FESTIVAL MURAL PAINTING COMPETITION ORGANISED ............... 8

TEAMS SOUGHT FOR LAM TIN FOOTBALL COMPETITION ............... 9

QUIZ TO PROMOTE CIVIC KNOWLEDGE ............................. 10

TUEN MUN TAXI STAND SUSPENDED................................ 10

TEMPORARY MARKET FOR TAI KOK TSUI ........................... 11

TRAFFIC PLAN ON ISLAND FOR RACE DAYS ........................ 11

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1986

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UK MINISTER STARTS WEEK’S VISIT

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BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE AT HOME OFFICE, MR DAVID WADDINGTON, ARRIVED IN HONG KONG TODAY (SUNDAY) FOR A SEVEN-DAY VISIT.

DURING HIS STAY IN HONG KONG, MR WADDINGTON WILL CALL ON THE GOVERNOR RECEIVE BRIEFINGS BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON A NUMBER OF SUBJECTS INCLUDING VIETNAMESE REFUGEES, IMMIGRATION AND NARCOTICS AND MEET UMELCO MEMBERS.

MR WADDINGTON WILL JOIN A HELICOPTER TOUR TO SEE DEVELOPMENTS CF THE TERRITORY. HE WILL ALSO VISIT THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT, THE MAN KAM TO CONTROL POINT, THE SHEK KWU CHAU TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTRE, THREE REFUGEE CLOSED CENTRES AND THE KAI TAK TRANSIT CENTRE.

HE WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM AT 4 PM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

MR WADDINGTON WILL LEAVE HONG KONG NEXT SATURDAY.

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HK MEDICAL, SOCIAL SERVICES A PROUD TRACK RECORD

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HONG KONG CAN BE JUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF ITS TRACK RECORD IN PROVIDING MEDICAL AND SOCIAL'SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG, EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT A WELFARE STATE IN THE SENSE THE TERM IS USED IN THE WEST.

THIS WAS STATED TODAY (SUNDAY) BY THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, WHEN OPENING THE FIRST HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDICAL ADVANCES ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

HE TOLD MEDICAL EXPERTS ATTENDING THE CONGRESS THAT NO ONE IN HONG KONG HAD TO GO WITHOUT MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE HE COULD NOT AFFORD IT.

+OUR PUBLIC HOSPITALS ARE OPEN TO ALL AT A NOMINAL CHARGE OF H<$20 A DAY- THIS COVERS ALL MEDICAL ATTENTION, MEDICINES, TESTS AND OPERATIONS AND CAN BE WAIVED FOR PATIENTS WHO GENUINELY CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY EVEN THIS LEVEL OF CHARGES.

+IN ADDITION TO THE HOSPITALS, THERE IS A COMPREHENSIVE NETWORK OF OUT-PATIENT CLINICS, FOR WHICH THE CHARGE IS ONLY HK«13 A VISIT, AND ONCE AGAIN THIS FEE CAN BE WAIVED IF NECESSARY,* MR CHAMBERS SAID.

/AT PRES3JJT.........

SUNDAY, SiiPTH.3ia 21, 1986

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AT PRESENT THERE ARE ALMOST 22 OOO BEDS IN THE PUBLIC HOSPITALS RATHER MORE THAN HALF IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS RUN BY THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT, AND THE REST IN GOVERNMENT-AIDED HOSPITALS.

+ TWO NEW MAJOR GOVERNMENT HOSPITALS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AND THERE ARE MAJOR EXTENSIONS IN PROGRESS AT THREE OTHER HOSPITALS-THIS WILL RESULT IN MORE THAN 3 000 NEW BEDS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS,+ Nfc CHAMBERS ADDED.

ON PREVENTIVE HEALTH SERVICES MR CHAMBERS SAID CONSIDERABLE RESOURCES HAD BEEN CHANNELLED INTO HEALTH EDUCATION, ADVISING AND COUNSELLING SERVICES, FAMILY PLANNING, IMMUNISATION PROGRAMMES, MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

+THE RESULTS OF ALL THESE EFFORTS OVER THE LAST 30 YEARS OR SO CAN BE SEEN IN OUR HEALTH STATISTICS. THE MAJOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES WHICH USED TO BE A SERIOUS SCOURGE IN HONG KONG IN THE 1940’S AND 5O’S ARE NOW WELL UNDER CONTROL AND LARGELY ELIMINATED. '

+IN 1985 THE INFANT MORTALITY RATE WAS DOWN TO 7.6 PER 1 000 LIVE BIRTHS AND THE EXPECTATION OF LIFE AT BIRTH WAS 79 FOR WOMEN AND 73 FOR MEN, AMONGST THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD.

+ONE HAS ONLY TO LOOK AROUND AT THE STRONG, HEALTHY YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE STREETS AND SHOPS AND SCHOOLS TO REALISE THAT A REMARKABLE CHANGE HAS OCCURRED OVER THE PAST 30 YEARS,* MR CHAMBERS SAID.

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APPLICATION FORMS FOR PRIMARY ONE PLACES AVAILABLE

PARENTS WISHING TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PRIMARY ONE PLACE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR UNDER THE PR’^RY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM CAN OBTAIN APPLICATION FORMS FROM TOMORROW (MONDAY) UNTIL OCTOBER 4, THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED.

A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID APPLICATION THIS YEAR FOR ADMISSION TO PRIMARY ONE WAS OPEN TO CHILDREN OF HONG KONG BELONGERS BORN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31, 1981 AND WHO WERE NOT STUDYING IN A PRIMARY SCHOOL.

HE SAID PARENTS OF CHILDREN ATTENDING K INDERGARTENS COULD OBTAIN THE APPLICATION FORMS AND RELATED INFORMATION SHEETS FROM KINDERGARTENS.

FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN NOT ATTENDING KINDERGARTENS, THE FOrti'iS ARE AVAILABLE IN DISTRICT OFFICES AND OFFICES OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

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SUNDAY, SEPTSMBSl 21, 1986

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COMPLETED FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED BETWEEN OCTOBER 6 AND 10 TO ONLY ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL DIRECT IN WHICH THE PARENT WISHES TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE.

THE SCHOOL MAY EITHER BE WITHIN OR OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT IN WHICH THE FAMILY LIVES. BUT PARENTS ARE ADVISED TO SELECT A NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHOOL IN ORDER TO REDUCE UNNECESSARY TRANSPORT PROBLEMS AND TO TAKE THE POINTS SYSTEM INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN SELECTING A SCHOOL.

GENERALLY, THE POINTS SYSTEM IS BASED ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL AND THE CHILD’S FAMILY AS WELL AS THE CHILD’S ^GE.

THE SPOKESMAN EMPHASISED THAT ONLY ONE APPLICATION FORM CAN BE SUBMITTED FOR ANY ONE CHILD.

+IF PARENTS ARE FOUND TO HAVE APPLIED TO MORE THAN ONE GOVERNMENT OR AIDED SCHOOL, THEY WILL AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ELIGIBLE FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE,+ HE SAID.

PARENTS OF CHILDREN WHO CANNOT USE CHINESE AS THE LEARNING MEDIUM SHOULD SEEK ADVICE FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION UNIT AT 269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WAN CHAI (TEL. 5-742383) BEFORE SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FORM.

SCHOOLS RECEIVING TOO FEW APPLICATIONS FOR DISCRETIONARY PLACES MIGHT NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE PRIMARY ONE CLASSES, AND IN SUCH CASES CHILDREN ALREADY ACCEPTED BY THESE SCHOOLS FOR DISCRETIONARY PLACES WILL HAVE TO BE SUBSEQUENTLY RE-ALLOCATED TO OTHER SCHOOLS WHICH HAVE VACANCIES.

IF PARENTS DO NOT WISH TO APPLY FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACE IN ANY PARTICULAR SCHOOL, THEY SHOULD RETURN THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM BETWEEN OCTOBER 6 AND 10 TO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COLLECTION CENTRES FOR CENTRAL ALLOCATION BY THE DEPARTMENT WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE EARLY NEXT YEAR.

* LUI KEE EDUCATION SERVICES CENTRE (269 QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, SECOND FLOOR, HONG KONG)

* EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON SUB-OFFICE (405 NATHAN ROAD, SIXTH FLOOR, KOWLOON)

X EDUCATION DEPARTMENT KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICE (TO KWA WAN MARKET AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES. EIGHTH FLOOR, 165 MA TAU WAI ROAD, TO KWA WAN, KOWLOON)

* SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (SIXTH FLOOR, KCR HOUSE, SHA TIN STATION)

* TAI PO DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (TAI PO GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, TING KOK ROAD, TAI PO)

/♦ TSUSN WAN........

SUNDAY, orlPTEMSER 21, 1986

* TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (TSUEN *AN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN)

* TUEN MUN DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (SECOND FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN)

M YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE (GROUND FLOOR, YUEN LONG DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING, CASTLE PEAK ROAD, YUEN LONG)

* NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, CHEUNG WAH SUB-OFFICE, PUBLIC ENQUIRIES SERVICE CENTRE

(UNIT 115, CHEUNG CHUNG HOUSE, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING)

PARENTS WHO WISH THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND PRIVATE PRIMARY SCHOOLS OR PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF THE ENGLISH SCHOOLS FOUNDATION SHOULD APPLY TO THESE SCHOOLS DIRECT AS IN THE PAST SINCE THEY ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRIMARY ONE ADMISSION SYSTEM.

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IMPORT CONTROL ON PETS HELPS TO SAFEGUARD HEALTH *****

STRINGENT CONTROL IS ENFORCED AT ENTRY CHECKPOINTS TO ENSURE THAT ALL IMPORT REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET WHEN ANIMALS AND BIRDS ARE BROUGHT INTO HONG KONG. ’

THIS STRICT CONTROL GUARDS AGAINST THE INTRODUCTION OR SPREAD CF DISEASE BY ANIMALS OR BIRDS IMPORTED FROM ABROAD, WITH RABIES BEING ONE SUCH DISEASE. IN ADDITION, THE TIGHT CONTROL ALSO PROTECTS HONG KONG’S PRIMARY INDUSTRY, PROTECTS ENDANGERED SPECIES AND PROVIDES FOR ANIMAL WELFARE.

A BASIC REQUIREMENT IS A VALID IMPORT PERMIT ISSUED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND A HEALTH VACCINATION CERTIFICATE. IN THE CASE OF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES, THE ANIMAL OR BIRD MUST BE COVERED BY AN EXPORT LICENCE ISSUED BY THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND BY IMPORT AND POSSESSION LICENCES ISSUED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IN HONG KONG.

THE REQUIREMENT CONCERNING ENDANGERED SPECIES AFFORDS AN EXAMPLE OF HONG KONG FULFILLING ITS WILDLIFE CONSERVATION OBLIGATION TO THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA (CITES).

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OF THE LAWS RELATING TO THE IMPORT OF ANIMALS, ONE IN COMMON USE IS THE DOGS AND CATS ORDINANCE, UNDER WHICH NO DOG OR CAT MAY BE IMPORTED INTO THE TERRITORY WITHOUT A PERMIT ISSUED IN ADVANCE. DOGS AND CATS FROM MOST COUNTRIES ARE SUBJECT TO SIX MONTHS QUAFANT INE ON ARR IVAL.

THERE IS ALSO THE ANIMALS AND PLANTS (PROTECTION OF ENDANGERED SPECIES) ORDINANCE, WHICH REQUIRES PRIOR WRITTEN AUTHORISATION FROM THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT FOR THE IMPORT OF ANY ENDANGERED SPECIES INTO HONG KONG.

CONTROL OF THE IMPORT OF ALL KINDS OF ANIMALS AND BIRDS IS MAINTAINED UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH (ANIMALS AND BIRDS) ORDINANCE.

THE SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, DR NORMAN CHENG, EXPLAINED THAT ANYONE WISHING TO BRING IN AN ANIMAL OR BIRD SHOULD APPLY FOR AN IMPORT PERMIT WELL IN ADVANCE.

+ IT WILL BE FAR TOO LATE TO FILE AN APPLICATION AT AN ENTRY CHECKPOINT BECAUSE APPROVAL CANNOT BE GIVEN ON THE SPOT, AND THE ANIMAL OR BIRD WILL HAVE TO BE CONF ISCATED,+ HE SAID, ADDING THAT OFFENDERS WOULD BE LIABLE TO PROSECUTION.

AN 11-MEMBER UNIT OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENFORCING THIS IMPORT CONTROL.

COMPRISING ONE FIELD OFFICER IN CHARGE AND 10 OTHER FIELD STAFF, THE IMPORT CONTROL UNIT IS STATIONED AT HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WHICH, BECAUSE OF ITS CENTRAL LOCATION, SERVES AS THE OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS.

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THE UNIT OPERATES ON A SEVEN-DAY WEEK BASIS AND MEMBERS RESPOND TO CALLS FROM CUSTOMS OFFICERS AT VARIOUS CHECKPOINTS TO DEAL WITH ANIMAL AND BIRD IMPORTS - LEGAL AND SUSPECTED ILLEGAL.

IN THE CASE OF A DOG THAT IS LEGALLY IMPORTED, THE FIELD OFFICER WILL CHECK THE RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND THEN ARRANGE FOR THE ANIMAL TO BE TRANSPORTED TO A GOVERNMENT KENNEL FOR EXAMINATION AND QUARANTINE.

SHOULD AN IMPORTATION LACK THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS, THE ANIMAL OR BIRD oOULD BE TAKEN FROM THE PERSON CARRYING THE CREATURE, OR RESPONSIBLE FOR IT, PENDING CONFISCATION. PROSECUTION COULD FOLLOW.

ENDANGERED SPECIES THAT ARE CONFISCATED WILL EITHER BE RELEASED TO THE WILD OR KEPT AT GOVERNMENT KENNELS UNTIL A SUITABLE HOME CAN BE FOUND FOR THEM AS APPROPRIATE. THOSE NOT SUITABLE FOR RELEASE LOCALLY ARE EITHER RETURNED TO THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR ADOPTED BY OVERSEAS BREEDING CENTRES OR ZOOS FOR BREEDING OR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.

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DR CHENG SAID MANY OF THEM ARE EVENTUALLY SENT TO CHINA BECAUSE FIRSTLY, THEY ARE BROUGHT IN FROM CHINA® SECONDLY, THc. SIZE OF THE COUNTRY OFFERS SCOPE FOR THEM TO FIND APPROPRIATE BREEDING GROUNDS* AND THIRDLY, TRANSPORT IS RELATIVELY EASY TO

ARRANGE.

ANOTHER ASPECT OF IMPORT CONTROL RELATES TO ANIMALS AND BIRDS WHICH ARE IN TRANSIT ONLY.

A SPECIAL PERMIT ISSUED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT IS REQUIRED BEFORE SUCH AN ANIMAL OR BIRD MAY BE REMOVED FROM A SHIP OR AIRCRAFT.

THE DEPARTMENT RUNS A SPECIAL ANIMAL HOSTEL AT THE AIRPORT TO PROVIDE TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION FOR THESE ’TRANSIT’ PASSENGERS.

MOVEMENT OF THE ANIMALS OR BIRDS INTO AND OUT OF THE HOSTEL IS SUPERVISED BY MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT’S IMPORT CONTROL UNIT.

dr CHENG EXPLAINED THAT ALL THESE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ARE AIMED AT MINIMISING THE RISK OF THE SPREAD OF DISEASE.

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YIN NGA I PRAISED FOR COMMUNITY WORK

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KwA I TSING DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BRIAN COAK, TODAY (SUNDAY) PRAISED THE YIN NGA I SOCIETY IN THE DISTRICT FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A COOKING COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE KWAI CHUNG SOUTH YIN NGA I SOCIETY AT THE KWAI FONG COMMUNITY HALL, MR COAK SAID THE ORGANISATION’S HARD WORK AND ITS GOOD NAME WERE SYNONYMOUS.

+THE CONCEPT OF YIN NGA I WAS TO SET UP wOMEN ASSOCIATIONS FOR HOUSEWIVES TO GET TOGETHER SO THAT THEY CAN EXPAND THEIR HORIZON AND INTEREST BEYOND DOMESTIC LIFE. THEY CAN MAKE USE OF THEIR LEISURE AND DEVELOP THEIR POTENTIAL TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY,* HE SAID.

+MEMBERS ARE ABLE TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS, HELP ONE ANOTHER AND UTILISE THEIR SPARE TIME TO LEARN NEW THINGS,* HE ADDED.

THE KWAI CHUNG SOUTH YIN NGA I SOCIETY WAS THE SECOND WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION SET UP IN THE DISTRICT. IT WAS FORMED IN MAY 1984 wITH THE ASSISTANCE OF DISTRICT OFFICE AND NOW HAS ABOUT MEMBERS.

THE SOCIETY HAD ORGANISED A NUMBER OF FAMILY ACTIVITIES SUCH AS PICNICS, VISITS AND INTEREST COURSES.

THE CONTEST WAS ORGANISED TO PROVIDE HOUSEWIVES «I TH THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW THEIR SKILL AND TO EXCHANGE EXPERIENCE IN COOK ING.

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EMPLOYERS MAY SEEK EXTRA OVERTIME HOURS

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EMPLOYERS WHO ARE PRESSED BY SUDDEN ORDERS, A BREAKDOWN OF MACHINERY OR OTHER UNFORESEEN EMERGENCY, CAN APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL OVERTIME HOURS FOR THEIR WOMEN WORKERS BEFORE THEY HAVE EXHAUSTED THE IR ANNUAL QUOTA.

UNDER THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS (INDUSTRY) REGULATIONS, THE OVERTIME QUOTA FOR A WOMAN WORKER IS 2OO HOURS A YEAR.

HOWEVER, IT IS APPRECIATED THAT SOME EMPLOYERS MAY BE ON THE VERGE OF USING UP THE PERMISSIBLE HOURS OF OVERTIME BY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

+IN SUCH A CASE, THEY CAN APPLY TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR FOR ADDITIONAL HOURS IN ORDER TO MEET THEIR PRODUCTION NEEDS,+ A , LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

+BUT THE APPLICATION MUST BE SUPPORTED BY THE MAJORITY OF THE WOMEN WORKERS AFFECTED.

+EMPLOYERS MUST ALSO BE READY TO SHOW TO THE DEPARTMENT THE POSITION OF AN ORDER IN HAND TO JUSTIFY EXTRA OVERTIME HOURS,+ HE ADDED.

THE USUAL PRACTICE IS FOR EMPLOYERS TO APPLY FOR 50 ADDITIONAL HOURS IN THE FIRST INSTANCE, AND ANOTHER 50 HOURS, IF NECESSARY, AT A LATER STAGE.

DURING THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, 146 600 WOMEN WORKERS IN INDUSTRIES WERE REPORTED .TO HAVE PERFORMED OVERTIME WORK, COMPARED WITH 141 700 IN THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR.

AT THE SAME TIME, THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT APPROVED NINE APPLICATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL OVERTIME HOURS.

THE SPOKESMAN CALLED ON EMPLOYERS WHO ARE NOT FULLY AWARE CF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LAW TO CONTACT THE SENIOR LABOUR INSPECTOR IN CHARGE OF THE WOMEN AND YOUNG PERSONS OFFICE IN THE IR DISTR ICT.

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MORE LAND TO BE FORMED IN JUNK BAY *****

THE GOVERNMENT IS TO RECLAIM ABOUT 44 HECTARES OF FORESHORE AND SEABED AT AP TSAI WAN, NEAR HANG HAU TOWN, AS THE SECOND STAGE CF JUNK BAY DEVELOPMENT.

THE RECLAMATION IS TO PROVIDE LAND FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS, GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONAL AND COMMUNITY USE AND OPEN SPACE.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START NEXT JUNE AND WILL BE COMPLETED FOUR YEARS LATER.

THERE WILL NO LONGER BE SEA ACCESS TO HANG HAU TOWN AND ADJACENT AREAS ON COMPLETION OF THE RECLAMATION.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED WORKS MUST REACH THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS BY NOVEMBER 17.

WORK ON THE FIRST STAGE OF THE DEVELOPMENT STARTED IN FEBRUARY AND WILL TAKE THREE YEARS TO COMPLETE. UNDER THIS ABOUT 45 HECTARES CF LAND WILL BE FORMED FOR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION SCHEME HOUSING, RENTAL PUBLIC HOUSING, VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT, COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNMENT INSTITUTION AND COMMUNITY FAC IL IT IES.

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FESTIVAL MURAL PAINTING COMPETITION ORGANISED ’ * * * *

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A MURAL PAINTING COMPETITION IN NOVEMBER DURING THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT FESTIVAL.

THE COMPETITION IS SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD AS A COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITY. IT WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 29 FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM OUTSIDE THE KELLETT BAY PUBLIC HOUSING PROJECT SITE AT THE JUNCTION OF WAH FU ROAD AND SHEK PAI WAN ROAD.

ABOUT 20 TEAMS, EACH OF FIVE MEMBERS LED BY A TEACHER ADVISER, ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN THE EVENT WHICH IS DIVIDED INTO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SECTIONS.

EACH TEAM WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT THE THEME OF CIVIC EDUCATION ON A FOUR-METRE BY 2.5-METRE SECTION ON THE HOARDINGS OF THE HOUSING SITE. PAINTS, BRUSHES AND TOOLS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE ORGANISERS.

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a QHiiTMFRK DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE COMPETITION IS TO STIMULATE CREATIVITY AND ENCOURAGE MORE THOUGHT ON CIVIC EDUCATION.

adjudicators will include representatives from the organisers,

THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

entry FORMS HAVE BEEN SENT TO 34 PR IMARY SCHOOLS AND 16

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TO tSe SOUTHERN DISTR ICT OFFICE'S .AH FU BRANCH AT ROOM 790, »AH CHING HOUSE, WAH FU ESTATE BEFORE OCTOBER 5.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE COMPETITION CAN BE MADE TO THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON 5-51O1H.

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RESIDENTS OF LAM TIN ARE INVITED TO FORM TEAMS TO TAKE PART IN THE LAM TIN CUP 86 FOOTBALL COMPETITION TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER.

THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, KWUN TONG SPORTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION LIMITED (LAM TIN AREA BRANCH), AND THE URBAN COUNCIL, AND SPONSORED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD.

A DISTRICT OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID THE AIM OF THE COMPETITION WAS TO PROMOTE THE GAME AND FOSTER A BETTER RELATIONSHIP AMONG FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE AREA.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS - THE YOUTH DIVISION FOR YOUNGSTERS AGED 12 TO 16 AND THE OPEN DIVISION FOR THOSE AGED 16 AND ABOVE.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE LAM TIN SUB-OFFICE ON THE GROUND FLOOR, BLOCK 17, LAM TIN ESTATE. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS SEPTEMBER 26. ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-400131.

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QUIZ TO PROMOTE CIVIC KNOWLEDGE * * * *

RESIDENTS IN YAU MA TEI DISTRICT ARE BEING ENCOURAGED TO FORM TEAMS TO COMPETE IN A CIVIC EDUCATION QUIZ ORGANISED BY THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC EDUCATION CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE.

+THE QUIZ IS PART OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED FOR THE YAU MA TEI CIVIC EDUCATION FESTIVAL WHICH AIMS AT ENHANCING RESIDENTS’ CIVIC KNOWLEDGE,* A SPOKESMAN FOR THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE SAID.

EACH TEAM WILL COMPRISE THREE TO FIVE MEMBERS AND THE QUIZ WILL FOCUS ON THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE DISTRICT AND ITS FACILITIES.

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS WILL BE HELD IN LATE OCTOBER AND THE FINAL WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 9, WHEN THE FESTIVAL WILL BE CFF IC IALLY OPENED.

THE THREE WINNING TEAMS WILL BE AWARDED PRIZES AND SOUVENIRS WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL PARTICIPANTS.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT YAU MA TEI DISTRICT CFF ICE AND ITS TSIM SHA TSUI SUB-OFFICE. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 5.

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TUEN MUN TAXI STAND SUSPENDED * * * * *

THE TAXI STAND IN TUEN MUN HEUNG SZE WUI ROAD SOUTHBOUND, OUTSIDE THE TOWN CENTRE BUS STATION, WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK FROM 8 AM ON WEDNESDAY (SEPTEMBER 24) TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE.

PASSENGERS CAN MAKE USE OF THE TAXI STAND IN TUEN HI ROAD.

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TEMPORARY MARKET FOR TAI KOK TSU I * * * * *

A TEMPORARY MARKET WILL BE BUILT IN TAI KOK TSUI.

IT WILL OCCUPY A SITE OF ABOUT 6 700 SQUARE METRES BOUNDED BY TAI KOK TSUI ROAD, FUK TSUN STREET AND IVY STREET.

FACILITIES WILL INCLUDE EIGHT MEAT STALLS, EIGHT FISH STALLS, FOUR POULTRY STALLS, 195 MINI-STALLS AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES.

WORK IS TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN SEPTEMBER NEXT YEAR.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS ^Y OCTOBER 10.

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TRAFFIC PLAN ON ISLAND FOR RACE DAYS

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IMPLEMENTED IN HAPPY

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE CCACnN1 VAI I FY ON RACE DAYS THROUGHOUT THE 1986-87 RACING SEASON. HRST MEETING IN HAPPY VALLEY «ILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY

THE

(SEPTEMBER 24) NIGHT.

tup ARRANGEMENTS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, WILL BE IMPLEMENTED UNTIL CROWDS HAVE DISPERSED AFTER THE RACE MEETINGS.

REROUTE ING AND ROAD CLOSURES

THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL COME INTO EFFECT TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST RACE:

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mhddigon RUI ROAD BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND LEIGHTON ROAD 2?LL BE REROUTED ONE-WA’ 'NORTHBOUND AND THE SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN WAN CHAI ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES. ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES ENTERING FROM WAN CHAI ROAD^WILL BE DIVERTED TO HENNESSY ROAD VIA TIN LOK LANt.

LEIGHTON ROAD BETWEEN MORRiF ’!■' HILL ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE REROUTED ONE-., a EAS.x

* BROADWOOD ROAD BETWEEN WONG HAI CHUNG ROAD AND LINK ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY EASTBOUMD.

* SHAN KWONG ROAD BETWEEN KING KWONG STREET AND VILLAGE ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND.


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* VILLAGE ROAD BETWEEN SHAN KWONG ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BECOME ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND. ON COMPLETION OF THE LAST RACE, ALL TRAFFIC ON VILLAGE ROAD WILL BE HELD SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND WILL BE RELEASED WHEN THE MAJORITY OF PUNTERS LEAVING THE RACE COURSE HAVE CLEARED WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

* WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN VILLAGE ROAD AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND. IN ADDITION, THE UP-RAMP ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD OUTSIDE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB (RHKJC) LEADING TO ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL BE CLOSED AND TRAFFIC HEADING FOR ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL BE DIVERTED TO USE CANAL ROAD FLYOVER. ONE HOUR BEFORE THE FINAL RACE, THE DOWN-RAMP FROM ABERDEEN TUNNEL LEADING TO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES. AFTER THE LAST RACE, WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN SING WOO ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC IF NECESSARY. ON COMPLETION OF THE LAST RACE AND AFTER THE MAJORITY OF PUNTERS HAVE CLEARED THE RACE COURSE, WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE REOPENED AND REVERTED TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

X SPORTS ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT THOSE REQUIRING ACCESS TO THE RHKJC CLUBHOUSE, THE ROYAL HONG KONG DEFENCE FORCE AND HONG KONG FOOTBALL CLUB. SUCH VEHICLES WILL ENTER SPORTS ROAD FROM THE WEST END. ONE HOUR BEFORE THE FINAL RACE, TRAFFIC FLOW ON SPORTS ROAD WILL BE REVERSED AND THE WHOLE ROAD WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES.

X 01 KWAN ROAD, EXCEPT' ITS SECTION BETWEEN WING CHEUNG STREET AND TANG SHIU KIN HOSPITAL, WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY ANTI-CLOCKWISE.

X CANAL ROAD AND CANAL ROAD FLYOVER;

(I) TRAFFIC FROM CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL HEADING FOR QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL USE THE DOWN-RAMP LEADING TO MORRISON HILL ROAD AND TURN RIGHT AT THE JUNCTION OF SPORTS ROAD, MORRISON HILL ROAD AND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST.

(II) TRAFFIC HEADING FOR THE JOCKEY CLUB SHOULD USE THE CANAL ROAD EAST RAMP, TURN LEFT INTO LEIGHTON ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD.

(Ill) TRAFFIC FROM QUEEN’S ROAD EAST OR WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD HEADING FOR CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL, CENTRAL AND NORTH POINT WILL USE THE UP-RAMP AT THE JUNCTION OF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WITH MORRISON HILL ROAD.

(IV) TRAFFIC FROM QUEEN’S ROAD EAST HEADING FOR WAN CHAI AND HAPPY VALLEY WILL TURN LEFT INTO MORRISON HILL ROAD.

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(V) TRAFFIC FROM ABERDEEN TUNNEL WILL BE PERMITTED TO USE THE DOWN-RAMP INTO WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD UNTIL ONE HOUR BEFORE THE LAST RACE, BUT WILL BE RESTRICTED TO TURN LEFT INTO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST. HOWEVER, FRANCHISED BUSES AND GREEN MINIBUSES ARE NOT UNDER THE RESTRICTION.

(VI) THIRTY MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF THE LAST RACE, THE SOUTHBOUND DOWN-RAMP TO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC UNLESS AUTHORISED BY THE POLICE. SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC FOR QUEEN’S ROAD EAST WILL BE DIVERTED TO THE FIRST DOWN-RAMP TO CANAL ROAD EAST AND THEN VIA LEIGHTON ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD TO QUEEN’S ROAD EAST.

X BLUE POOL ROAD NORTHBOUND BETWEEN VENTRIS ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

* LEFT-TURN MOVEMENTS FROM VENTRIS ROAD INTO BROADWOOD ROAD WESTBOUND WILL BE PROHIBITED.

THE FOLLOWING MEASURES WILL COME INTO EFFECT ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE LAST RACE UNTIL THE PUNTERS HAVE DISPERSED AFTER THE RACE MEETINGS:

* THE JUNCTION OF QUEEN’S ROAD EAST, WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, AND EASTBOUND VEHICLES ON QUEEN’S ROAD EAST * ILL BE DIVERTED TO TURN LEFT INTO MORRISON HILL ROAD VIA THE SLIP ROAD.

* YIU WAH STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

M MATHESON STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC AND THE ACCESS TO AND FROM THE LEIGHTON CENTRE CAR PARK WILL BE SUSPENDED. VEHICLES LEAVING THE CAR PARK w ILL BE ALLOWED UNDER POLICE CONTROL AND DIRECTED VIA MATHESON STREET AND SHARP STREcT EAST TO CANAL ROAD EAST.

LEARNER DRIVERS PROHIBITIONS

THE FOLLOWING MOVEMENTS BY LEARNER DRIVERS WILL BE BANNED ON DAY MEETINGS BETWEEN 11 AM AND 4.30 PM AND BETWEEN 7.30 PM AND 11 PM jvHEN EVENING MEETINGS ARE HELD;

* LEFT-TURNING FROM CAROLINE HILL ROAD OUTSIDE PO LEUNG KUK INTO LE IGHTON ROAD;

M ENTERING SHAN KWONG ROAD BETWEEN YICK YAM STREET AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD;

K ENTERING VILLAGE ROAD BETWEEN ITS UPPER AND LOWER JUNCTIONS WITH SHAN KWONG ROAD}

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* ENTERING PERCIVAL STREET BETWEEN HENNESSY ROAD AND LEIGHTON ROAD j

* ENTERING CANAL ROAD EAST, AND

* ENTERING SERVICE ROADS LEADING TO CANAL ROAD FLYOVER FROM EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND GLOUCESTER ROAD.

PARK ING

PARKING SPACES ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD, SPORTS ROAD, HARBOUR ROAD YIU WAH STREET, AND SECTIONS OF VILLAGE ROAD AND 01 KWAN ROAD WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM FOR DAY MEETINGS AND BETWEEN 5 PM AND MIDNIGHT FOR EVENING MEETINGS.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST RACE, CMB ROUTE IM WILL OPERATE BETWEEN ADMIRALTY MTR STATION (WEST) AND HAPPY VALLEY AT A FREQUENCY OF 15 MINUTES.

THE BUS STOP OPPOSITE THE RHKJC MAIN ENTRANCE WILL BE SUSPENDED ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE FIRST RACE AND WILL BE REINSTATED 15 MINUTES AFTER THE FIRST RACE HAS BEEN CONCLUDED. HOWEVER, 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE LAST RACE, THE BUS STOP WILL AGAIN BE SUSPENDED UNTIL NORMAL TRAFFIC FLOW IS RESUMED. »

ROUTE INGS OF CMB ROUTES 5B, 10, 38, 72, 75, 76, 90M, 92, 260 AND CROSS HARBOUR ROUTES 101, 107, 109, 111, 112, 113, 116 AND 170, AS WELL AS GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 4, 6, 7, 25, 25A, 28, 28A, AND 35M WILL BE DIVERTED TO AVOID THE RE-ROUTED ROADS.

AS FOR PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES (PLB’S), THEY WILL BE BANNED FROM ENTERING CHEUNG WOO LANE AND THE SECTION OF WAN CHAI ROAD BETWEEN TIN LOK LANE AND BOWRINGTON STREET TWO HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST RACE. ALSO FROM 4.30 PM IN THE CASE OF DAY RACING AND 9.30 PM IN THE EVENT OF EVENING RACING, NO PLB WILL BE ALLOWED TO PROCEED ALONG THE SECTION OF WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN BLUE POOL ROAD AND VILLAGE ROAD.

PLB’S PROCEEDING SOUTH ON WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED SOUTH ALONG BLUE POOL ROAD AND THOSE WISHING TO PICK UP PUNTERS WILL BE DIRECTED INTO THE TEMPORARY PLB STAND ON VILLAGE ROAD VIA SING WOO ROAD.

MOREOVER, ONE HOUR BEFORE THE LAST RACE AND UNTIL THE RESUMPTION CF NORMAL TRAFFIC FLOW, ALL EMPTY TAXIS WILL BE BANNED FROM ENTERING WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD BETWEEN BLUE POOL ROAD AND VILLAGE ROAD, SHAN KWONG ROAD BETWEEN VILLAGE ROAD AND WONG NAI CHUNG ROAD AND EASTBOUND QUEEN’S ROAD EAST BETWEEN STUBBS ROAD AND MORRISON HILL ROAD.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1936

MEMORABLE VISIT FOR HOUSING ESTATE FAMILY

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FOR ONE FAMILY LIVING IN LUNG HANG WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE DAY. THAT DAY GUEST IN THEIR HOUSING AUTHORITY FLAT -

ESTATE AT SHA TIN OCTOBER 22 THEY WILL HAVE A SPECIAL THE QUEEN.

HER MAJESTY WILL VISIT THE AS YET UNNAMED FAMILY DURING A HALF-HOUR VISIT TO THE ESTATE. OTHER ESTATE RESIDENTS, INCLUDING

DISABLED AND ELDERLY, WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THE QUEEN WHEN WALKS THROUGH THE CENTRAL PIAZZA OF THE ESTATE.

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SHE

HER

EARLIER, MANY KOWLOON RESIDENTS ALONG THE ROUTE WILL HAVE SEEN MAJESTY AS SHE IS DRIVEN TO SHA TIN.

ON HER ARRIVAL AT THE LUNG HANG ESTATE THE QUEEN WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO WHO WILL PRESENT THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR JOHN TODD, AND THE DIRECTOR OF HOUSING, MR Y.L. PANG.

MR PANG WILL CONDUCT HER MAJESTY AROUND A DISPLAY SHOWING THE WORK OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY. HE WILL THEN ACCOMPANY THE QUEEN.ON HER WALK THROUGH THE PIAZZA AND ON HER VISIT TO THE FLAT.

AT THE END OF HER VISIT MR TODD WILL PRESENT THE QUEEN WITH A COMMEMORATIVE BOOKLET.

LUNG HANG ESTATE HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS TYPICAL OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY ESTATES IN THE GROWING NEW TOWNS. OCCUPYING 11.23 HECTARtS, THE ESTATE, BUILT IN THREE PHASES, HOUSES MORE THAN 26 000 PEOPLE IN 5 791 FLATS ARRANGED IN 12 BLOCKS.

THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME THE QUEEN WILL HAVE VISITED A HONG KONG FAMILY IN THEIR HOME. DURING HER VISIT IN MAY 1975 HER MAJESTY CALLED AT THE FLAT OF THE 11-MEMBER TANG FAMILY DURING HER VISIT TO 01 MAN ESTATE. SHE ALSO MADE AN UNSCHEDULED STOP AT A CHINESE MEDICINE SHOP IN THE ESTATE RUN BY MR HUI KING-MOW.

VISIT TO 01 MAN ESTATE

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MR DONALD LIAO WAS ALSO PRESENTED TO THE QUEEN ON THAT OCCASION. OF HOUSING.

AT THAT TIME HE WAS DIRECTOR

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1986

YOUTH SPECTACULAR TO BE PRODUCED BY RTHK *****

DURING THEIR VISIT IN OCTOBER, THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL ATTEND A SPECIAL PROGRAMME KNOWN AS THE ’YOUTH SPECTACULAR FOR THE QUEEN’S VISIT’. THIS SPECIAL, WHICH WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY ONE HOUR, WILL BE PERFORMED BY OVER 6 003 YOUTHS.

’THE YOUTH SPECTACULAR’ WILL BE HELD IN THE HONG KONG COLISEUM ON OCTOBER 21 AT 8.30 PM. THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE CHINESE TRADITIONAL DANCE, GYMNASTIC DISPLAY, KUNG-FU PERFORMANCE, CHORAL PERFORMANCE, PIANO PERFORMANCE, PIANO DUET AND MODERN DANCE.

FOUR TOP LOCAL SINGERS, LESLIE CHEUNG, JACKIE CHEUNG, KENNY BEE AND ALBERT AU, WIL'L ALSO TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.

A HIGHLIGHT OF THE PROGRAMME WILL BE A PERFORMANCE BY INTERNATIONAL FILM STAR JACKIE CHAN AND HIS TEAM.

THE PREPARATORY WORK FOR THE YOUTH SPECTACULAR FOR THE QUEEN’S VISIT HAS ALREADY STARTED. THE PROGRAMME SUB-COMMITTEE INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE HONG KONG AMATEUR GYMNASTIC ASSOCIATION, THE BRITISH FORCES, MUNICIPAL SERVICES BRANCH, MUSIC OFFICE, CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT AND RADIO AND TELEVISION HONG KONG.

THE PROGRAMME WILL BE PRODUCED BY RTHK AND WILL BE TRAMSMITTED BY BOTH RADIO AND TELEVISION.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PROVIDED - FS .... 1

CO-ORDINATED TRANSPORT NETWORK THE AIM ...................... 2

GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TO OBSERVE NUCLEaR CONFERENCE ........... 3

BOARD AGREES TO EXTEND SCOPE OF FUND ........................ 4

CALL TO REPORT DOG BITES WITHOUT DELAY ......................

ON LOK TSUEN OFFERS SCOPE FOR INDUSTRY ...................... 5

DB MEMBERS TO SEE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES ............... 6

HO MaN TIN POLICE STATION TO BE IMPROVED .................... 7

transport takings to boost hospital project ................. 7

RECOGNITION FOR GOOD CITIZENS PLANNED ....................... 8

RO.»D SAFETY CjiMPAIGN PLANNED FOR ELDERLY .................. 9

BRIEFING ON SPORTS FESTIVAL ................................. 10

WhTER STORAGE FIGURE ........................................ W’

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1986

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RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PROVIDED - FS K K * * * *

T- GOVERNMENT HAS ACHIEVED ITS AIM TO PROVIDE THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT FOR SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OPERATIONS. THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY, MR PIERS JACOBS, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE 13TH GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE EAST ASIAN INSURANCE CONGRESS, MR JACOBS SAID THAT OVER THE YEARS HONG KONG HAD SEEN THE GROWTH OF A COMMERCIAL AND COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE LENDING ITSELF READILY TO A WIDE VARIETY OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS.

THE CORPORATE TAX RATE IS ONLY 18.5 PER CENT AND THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN THE FLOW OF CAPITAL.

O'JR COMMERCIAL LAWS AND LEGAL SYSTEMS ARE BY AND LARGE MODELLED UPON THOSE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM MODIFIED AS NECESSARY TO SUIT OuR OWN CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE HAVE IN HONG KONG MANY CREATIVE AND ENTERPRISING BUSINESSMEN AND A HARDWORKING LABOUR FORCE,+ HE SAID.

MR JACOBS SAID HONG KONG’S GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HAD ENJOYED AN AVERAGE ANNUAL GROWTH RATE OF NINE PER CENT OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS AND IN PER CAPITA TERMS THE GROWTH RATE WAS 6.7 PER CENT.

BY ANY STANDARDS THIS RECORD IS RESPECTABLE,+ HE SAID, ADDING THAT WHILE THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR HAD GROWN RAPIDLY OVER TH।c PERIOD, THE SERVICES SECTORS GENERALLY AND THE FINANCIAL SECTOR IN PARTICULAR HAVE EXPANDED EVEN FASTER.

ALSO RR-EXPORTS OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS INCREASE^ 'T AN AVERAGE ANNUAL RATE OF 20 PER CENT IN REAL TERMS, OFTEN REFLECTING THE CHINA TRADE,+ HE SAID.

ALL THIS ACTIVITY HAS GENERATED A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF BUSINESS FOR THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY,+ HE ADDED.

MR JACOBS SAID HONG KONG, BEING A MAJOR WORLD FINANCIAL AND FREE TRADE CENTRE, HAD BECOME A NATURAL BASE FOR A LARGE VOLUME OF INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE BUSINESS AND ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT INSURANCE CENTRES IN EAST ASIA.

♦LOOKING AHEAD, I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT CHINA’S MODERNISATION PROGRAMMES AND OPEN-DOOR POLICY, AND THE CONTINUED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE PACIFIC BASIN, WILL GENERATE FURTHER BUSINESS.

♦HONG KONG WITH ITS PROXIMITY TO CHINA AND ITS POSITION IN THE EAST ASIAN REGION WILL STAND TO BENEFIT,+ HE SAID.

MR JACOBS SAID HONG KONG CHERISHED ITS INTERNATIONAL LINKS AND WORKED HARD TO MAINTAIN GOOD RELATIONSHIPS.

♦HONG KONG’S FUTURE ROLE IN WORLD INSURANCE CAN ONLY GAIN IN IMPORTANCE AND RECOGNITION AS HONG KONG CONTINUES TO PROSPER,* HE SAID.

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CO-ORDINATED TRANSPORT NETWORK THE AIM *****

HONG KONG’S PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM IS BASICALLY HEALTHY AND NO RADICAL CHANGES TO ITS REGULATIONS AND CONTROL ARE NECESSARY, THE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR DAVID LAN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

SPEAKING AT A LUNCH MEETING OF THE VICTORIA ROTARIANS, MR LAN SAID THIS WAS THE CONCLUSION REACHED IN A RECENT REVIEW OF THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY RELATING TO THE PROVISION AND CO-ORDINATION OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROVIDED BY THE MAJOR OPERATORS.

+THE REVIEW CONFIRMS THE NEED TO CONTINUE THE CURRENT POLICY OF PROVIDING A CO-ORDINATED NETWORK'OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES,+ HE SAID.

MR LAN SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY COULD PERHAPS BE BEST SUMMARISED IN THE FORM OF GENERAL OBJECTIVES:

* TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM, AND IN PARTICULAR A RANGE AND THEREFORE CHOICE OF SERVICES?

* TO ENCOURAGE THE DEVELOPMENT OF A GEOGRAPHICALLY COMPREHENSIVE AND ECONOMICALLY EFFECTIVE NETWORK?

* TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF OFF-STREET MODES OF TRANSPORT 5

* TO PRESERVE THE FERRY SYSTEM AS FAR AS IS COMMERCIALLY POSSIBLE AND SOCIALLY NECESSARY:

* TO CONTINUE TO HAVE PUBLIC TRANSPORT PROVIDED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR OR BY PUBLIC CORPORATIONS WORKING ON COMMERCIAL LINES?

* TO HAVE THE MINIMUM LEVEL OF BUREAUCRATIC INTERVENTION COMPATIBLE WITH THE POLICY OBJECTIVES AND TO AVOID PAYING DIRECT SUBSIDIES;

* TO AVOID UNNECESSARY CHANGE, AND

* TO KEEP THE TRAVELLING COST TO THE PUBLIC AS LOW AS POSSIBLE AND TO GIVE DUE WEIGHT TO CONSUMER CONVENIENCE, CONSISTENT WITH OTHER OBJECTIVES.

MR LAN SAID THAT IN ORDER TO MEET THESE OBJECTIVES, IT WAS NECESSARY IN PARTICULAR TO MAXIMISE THE ECONOMIES OF SCALE OF THE RAILWAYS.

THIS MEANS THAT ON RAILWAY CORRIDORS WHERE OVERALL PUBLIC TRANSPORT CAPACITY IS ADEQUATE, NEW BUS ROUTES WILL CONTINUE TO BE DISCOURAGED IF THEY PARALLEL A RAILWAY CORRIDOR FOR A SUBSTANTIAL PART OF THEIR LENGTH, OR IF THE PARALLEL ROAD CORRIDORS ARE ALREADY CONGESTED ’■ HE SAID.

/+THE OPERATION .......

MONDAY, SEPTIMBER 22, 1986

♦THE operation of railway and ferry feeder services will be ENCOURAGED WHERE THESE ARE ECONOMICALLY USEFUL, AND WHEREVER POSSIBLE THROUGH CLOSER WORKING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE BUS FERRY AND RAIL OPERATORS,+ HE ADDED.

IN ADDITION, HE SAID, THERE SHOULD BE A RATIONALISATION OF HONG KONG AND YAUMATI FERRY’S FRANCHISED FERRY SERVICES PARTICULARLY TO REFLECT PATRONAGE DECLINES ON SOME OF ITS CROSS-HARBOUR ROUTES CAUSED BY INCREASED COMPETITION, AND THUS TO ENSURE THAT FARE LEVELS ON REMAINING CROSS-HARBOUR SERVICES AND THOSE TO THE OUTLYING ISLANDS CAN BE MAINTAINED AT A REASONABLE LEVEL.

MR LAN STRESSED THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S POLICY HAD BEEN TO DO ITS BEST TO PROVIDE THE TRANSPORT TO MEET THE DEMAND AS FULLY AS POSSIBLE.

♦THE BASIC PHILOSOPHY HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE THAT THE OPERATION OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM SHOULD BE BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR OR BY PUBLIC CORPORATIONS WORKING ON COMMERCIAL LINES, WITH THE GOVE ’'"'"NT PROVIDING A STATUTORY FRAMEWORK, REGULATION AND A DEGREE OF CO-ORDINATION BETWEEN DIFFERENT MODES,* HE SAID.

+THE FUTURE EFFICIENCY OF TRANSPORT IN HONG KONG MUST LIE IN THE CONTINUED INVOLVEMENT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS SO AS TO MEET THE FULL RANGE OF DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE OF HONG KONG.

+IT IS IN THIS DIRECTION THAT WE WILL CONTINUE, I' ORDFR TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND TO MAINTAIN THE EFFICIENT MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE SO NECESSARY TO THE MAINTENANCE Of-’ >3SPER|TY IN HONG KONG.+ HE SAID.

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GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL TO OBSERVE NUCLEAR CONFERENCE

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A SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL LEFT HONG KONG TONIGHT (MONDAY) TO ATTEND THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY (IAEA) GENERAL CONFERENCE IN VIENNA BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 24 AND 26.

PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (ECONOMIC SERVICES), MRS EMMELINE MOK, WILL ATTEND THE SPECIAL SESSION, HELD AT MINISTERIAL LEVEL TO DISCUSS GENERAL QUESTIONS OF NUCLEAR SAFETY, AS AN OBSERVER ATTACHED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM DELEGATION TO THE CONFERENCE.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT IN THE LIGHT OF THE GREAT INTEREST IN HONG KONG IN NUCLEAR SAFETY SINCE THE CHERNOBYL INCIDENT, AND OF THE IMPENDING CONTRACT SIGNING FOR THE DAYA BAY PROJECT, RRS MOK’S ATTENDANCE WILL PROVE USEFUL AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ESTABLISH CONTACTS WITH THE IAEA SECRETARIAT AND LEARN MORE ABOUT IAEA’S ROLE IN INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR SAFETY MATTER.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1986

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BOARD AGREES TO EXTEND SCOPE OF FUND

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THE LABOUR ADVISORY BOARD MET TODAY (MONDAY) TO FURTHER CONSIDER THE PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE PROTECTION OF WAGES ON INSOLVENCY ORDINANCE TO EXTEND THE SCOPE OF THE INSOLVENCY FUND TO COVER WAGES IN LIEU OF NOTICE.

AT THE MEETING, CHAIRED BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR TONY HAMMOND, BOARD MEMBERS EXAMINED SEVERAL OPTIONS AND STUDIED IN GREATER DETAIL THE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF WAGE CLAIMS WHICH HAVE BEEN MADE SO FAR AND THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE PROPOSAL.

USEFUL VIEWS WERE EXCHANGED ON THE PROS AND CONS OF THE ISSUE. THE MAJORITY OF MEMBERS AGREED THAT THE FUND SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO COVER WAGES IN LIEU OF NOTICE, BUT NO CONSENSUS WAS REACHED AS TO HOW FAR THIS COVERAGE SHOULD BE EXTENDED.

DURING THE MEETING, MEMBERS AGREED TO ASK THE GOVERNMENT TO WAIVE THE SUPERVISION FEE CHARGED TO THE FUND BOARD.

THE ADVICE GIVEN BY MEMBERS WILL BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT BY THE GOVERNMENT IN GIVING FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO THE MATTER.

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CALL TO REPORT DOG BITES WITHOUT DELAY '*■**•*■*■

ANY DOG BITING INCIDENT SHOULD BE REPORTED TO THE NEAREST POLICE STATION WITHOUT DELAY AND THE ANIMAL TAKEN TO ANY ONE OF THE FOUR KENNELS OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT FOR OBSERVATION.

SENIOR VETERINARY OFFICER OF THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT, DR NORMAN CHENG, GAVE THE ADVICE TODAY (MONDAY) FOLLOWING A RECENT SUSPECTED RABIES CASE.

DR CHENG SAID REPORTING SUCH INCIDENTS WAS NOT ONLY A LEGAL REQUIREMENT BUT WAS ALSO IN THE INTEREST OF THE PERSON AFFECTED AND THE PUBLIC.

HE SAID PROMPT REPORTING WOULD ENABLE EARLY DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF THE DISEASE, AND REMEDIAL MEASURES OR TREATMENT COULD BE INTRODUCED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

DR CHENG ADDED THAT THE DEPARTMENT HAD CARRIED OUT INTENSIVE STRAY SWEEPING OPERATIONS IN FANLING AND NEIGHBOURING AREAS OVER THE WEEKEND, RESULTING IN EIGHT STRAY DOGS BEING CAUGHT.

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♦ THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT STRINGENT MEASURES AND SINCE AUGUST, 465 DOGS IN THESE AREAS HAVE BEEN INOCULATED AGAINST RABIES AND 124 STRAY DOGS ROUNDED UP,+ HE SAID.

DR CHENG URGED DOG OWNERS TO HAVE THEIR ANIMALS INOCULATED AND TO KEEP THEIR PETS UNDER PROPER CONTROL.

♦INOCULATION AGAINST RABIES AND CONTROL OF STRAYS ARE DESIGNED TO PREVENT AN OUTBREAK OF THE DISEASE.

♦ANY PERSON WHO KEEPS A DOG OVER FIVE MONTHS’ OLD WHICH IS NOT INOCULATED AGAINST RABIES, OR WHO LETS HIS DOG STRAY, IS LIABLE TO A FINE OF $5 000 AND TO SIX MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT,* HE SAID.

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ON LOK TSUEN OFFERS SCOPE FOR INDUSTRY

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NORTH DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, TODAY (MONDAY) URGED INDUSTRIALISTS TO GIVE FULL SUPPORT TO THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AT ON LOK TSUEN BY BIDDING FOR TWO SITES TO BE AUCTIONED ON FRIDAY.

THE SITES, COVERING 1 096 AND 2 029 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY AND WITH A PLOT RATIO RANGING FROM THREE TO FIVE, ARE THE FIRST INDUSTRIAL LOTS TO BE SOLD I'N THE FANLING-SHEUNG SHU I NEW TOWN.

SPEAKING AT THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF THE NT NORTH DISTRICT MANUFACTURER’S ASSOCIATION, MR CHEUNG SAID THE ON LOK TSUEN INDUSTRIAL AREA IN PARTICULAR AND NORTH DISTRICT IN GENERAL HAD GREAT POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT.

THE GOVERNMENT HAD EARMARKED 3137 MILLION FOR THE BASIC INFRASTRUCTURE OF ROADS AND DRAINAGE IN ON LOK TSUEN AND SO FAR $95 MILLION HAD BEEN SPENT, HE SAID.

♦NO DOUBT NOW IS THE TIME FOR INDUSTRIALISTS TO MAKE THEIR INVESTMENT,+ HE SAID.

MR CHEUNG CITED AN ABUNDANT SUPPLY OF WORKERS AS ONE OF SEVERAL FACTORS IN ON LOK TSUEN’S FAVOUR.

WITH THE COMPLETION OF NEW HOUSING ESTATES AND OTHER, PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS, THE POPULATION OF THE DISTRICT WOULD RISE FROM THE PRESENT 175 000 TO 250 000 BY 1995, HE SAID.

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QUOTING A RECENT SURVEY OF THE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SITUATION CONDUCTED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD, MR CHEUNG SAID THAT NORTH DISTRICT NEEDED TO PROVIDE MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES.

+OF THE TOTAL WORKING POPULATION, 75.5 PER CENT HAD JOBS OUTSIDE "HE DISTRICT. HOWEVER, THE MAJORITY HAD INDICATED THAT THEY WOULD RATHER WORK INSIDE THE DISTRICT IF SUFFICIENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES EXISTED, THUS MINIMISING THEIR TRAVELLING TIME AND EXPENSES,+ HE SAID.

MR CHEUNG POINTED OUT THAT GIVEN ITS CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE SHENZHEN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE, NORTH DISTRICT WAS ALSO WELL PLACED FOR DEVELOPING TRADE WITH CHINA.

+CROSS BORDER LINK WILL BE FURTHER IMPROVED WHEN THE 542-MILLION EXTENSION WORK PROJECT ON MAN KAM TO ROAD IS COMPLETED NEXT SEPTEMBER,* HE SAID.

+THE NEW TERRITORIES CIRCULAR ROAD WOULD ALSO PROVIDE BETTER ROAD CONNECTION BETWEEN ON LOK TSUEN WITH OTHER PARTS OF THE TERRITORY, ESPECIALLY THE AIRPORT AND THE KWAI CHUNG CONTAINER TERMINAL,* HE ADDED.

MR CHEUNG COMMENDED THE ASSOCIATION FOR ITS WORK AND WISHED IT EVERY SUCCESS IN THE FUTURE.

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DB MEMBERS TO SEE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES

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TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS WILL VISIT VARIOUS SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO LEARN ABOUT THE TREATMENT OF EFFLUENTS DISCHARGED INTO THE TUEN MUN NULLAH, AND THE PROGRESS MADE IN TACKLING ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION.

THEY WILL VISIT THE PAK KOK PUMPING STATION NEAR MELODY GARDEN, THE PILLAR POINT SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT NEAR SIU LANG SHUI AND THE PUMPING STATION ADJACENT TO SIU HONG COURT.

MEMBERS WILL BE BRIEFED BY OFFICERS OF VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ON THE DESIGN AND FUNCTION OF THESE FACILITIES AND EXISTING MEASURES TO REDUCE POLLUTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS: ------------

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT TOMORROW BY TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TO SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITIES. THOSE INTERESTED SHOULD ASSEMBLE BY 10 AM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICES BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD. TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED TO TAKE MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES TO THE VARIOUS SPOTS.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1986

HO MAN TIN POLICE STATION TO BE IMPROVED

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FACILITIES AT HO MAN TIN POLICE STATION IN PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD ARE TO BE IMPROVED WITH THE REFURBISHMENT OF EIGHT OF ITS 14 STOREYS.

THE WORK WILL INVOLVE IMPROVEMENT TO OFFICES, CORRIDORS, KITCHEN, JUNIOR POLICE OFFICERS’ CANTEEN, OFFICERS’ MESS, TELEVISION ROOM, READING ROOM, RECREATION ROOM AND LAUNDRY.

AN EXTERNAL COVERED COMPOUND WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AND THE DOG KENNELS EXPANDED.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT WHICH WILL START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN JULY NEXT YEAR.

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TRANSPORT TAKINGS TO BOOST HOSPITAL PROJECT * * * * *

MORE THAN 700 PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND MAXICABS, AND ABOUT 800 TAXIS WILL TAKE PART IN A +CHARITY RIDE+ ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION PROJECT.

THIS IS ONE OF THE NUMEROUS FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES LAUNCHED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BO/RD IN SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT, WITH THE AIM OF RAISING $5 MILLION.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (MONDAY), THE CHAIRMAN OF THE FUND RAISING ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAM HANG-FAI, WHO IS ALSO THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, SAID NEARLY $4 MILLION HAD ALREADY BEEN RAISED SINCE FUND-RAISING BEGAN IN MAY.

HE HOPED THE CHARITY RIDE, WITH THE SUPPORT FROM TAXI AND MINIBUS DRIVERS, WOULD GREATLY BOOST THE AMOUNT OF FUNDS BEING RAISED.

ANNOUNCING DETAILS OF THE CHARITY »’DE, THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LI WAH-MING, SAID THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND MAX I CABS TAKING PART WOULD COME FROM 17 COMPANIES AND MOST WERE PLYING IN KWUN TONG.

THE 800 TAXIS, PLYING IN THE URBAN AREA, WERE OPERATED BY MEMBERS OF THE URBAN TAXI ASSOCIATIONS JOINT COMMITTEE.

THE CHARITY RIDE INVOLVING PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND MAXICABS WOULD TAKE PLACE FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM AND THAT FOR TAXIS FROM 8 AM TO 9 PM.

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THE VEHICLES WOULD CARRY FLAGS WITH THE WORDING +FUND RAISING CHARITY RIDE+ AND POSTERS WOULD ALSO BE PUT UP ON EITHER THE WINDOW OR THE BODY OF THE VEHICLES.

PEOPLE BOARDING THESE VEHICLES WOULD BE REQUESTED TO PUT THE FARE INTO A SPECIALLY DESIGNED COLLECTION BOX. THEY COULD CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN THE AMOUNT REQUIRED, IF THEY SO DESIRED.

PROCEEDS OF THE DAY WOULD GO TO THE FUNDS FOR THE UCH EXTENSION PROJECT.

TO REMIND RESIDENTS ABOUT THE CHARITY RIDE, A BROADCASTING VAN WILL BE OPERATING KWUN TONG ON SEPTEMBER 26.

A SPECIAL PROGRAMME ON THE UCH EXTENSION WILL ALSO BE BROADCAST ON A TELEVISION SHOW THAT NIGHT.

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RECOGNITION FOR GOOD CITIZENS PLANNED

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PEOPLE IN WONG TAI SIN WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR CIVIC AWARENESS IN COURTESY. NEIGHBOURLINESS AND CLEANLINESS WILL BE RECOGNISED UNDER A DISTRICT BOARD ORGANISED GOOD CITIZENS AWARD SCHEME.

AN OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AWARD AND SEVERAL GOOD CITIZEN AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT AT EACH OF THE 13 AREAS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE SCHEME IS ONE OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE BOARD’S WORKING GROUP ON THE PROMOTION OF CIVIC EDUCATION SET UP UNDER THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE.

GROUP LEADER, MR LI SZE-”’AY, SAID AWARD WINNERS WOULD BE SELECTED DEPENDING ON THEIR CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS PROMOTING COMMUNITY SPIRIT AND CIVIC EDUCATION, AND THE DEGREE OF THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS.

NOMINATIONS COULD BE MADE BY DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS, URBAN COUNCILLORS, MEMBERS OF THE WORKING GROUP, AREA COMMITTEES, CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS, CHAIRMEN OF KAIFONG ASSOCIATIONS, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES OR OWNERS INCORPORATIONS, HE SAID.

THE LAST DAY FOR NOMINATION IS OCTOBER 6. AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE WINNERS ON NOVEMBER 7 AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE WONG TAI SIN TEMPLE.

TO PUBLICISE THE SCHEME, A PUBLICITY VAN WILL TOUR THE DISTRICT AT THE END OF THE MONTH TO AROUSE RESIDENTS’ CIVIC AWARENESS AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO BECOME GOOD CITIZENS.

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BOOKMARKS WITH THE LYRICS OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION THEME SONG AND THE ’WONG TAI SIN IS MY HOME’ SONG WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS BY CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS.

MR LI SAID THE TEAMS. COMPRISING ABOUT 130 MEMBERS, WERE SET UP RECENTLY IN EACH o£ THE 13 AREAS IN THE DISTRICT.

THEY HAD ASSISTED IN A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES ORGANISED IN THE DISTRICT AND HELPED SPREAD THE CIVIC EDUCATION MESSAGE.

THE WORKING GROUP ON THE PROMOTION OF CIV IC EDUCAT ION WAS SET UP LAST DECEMBER AND HAD ORGANISED A NUMBER °£™E PUBLIC MEETINGS AND A CIVIC EDUCATION SEMINAR WITH GOOD RESPONSE FROM RESIDENTS, HE SAID.

ROAD SAF-ETY CAMPAIGN PLANNED TOR ELDERLY

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THE COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD WILL CONSIDER APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS FOR A NUMBER OF PROJECTS INCLUDING A ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN FOR THE ELDERLY, AT ITS MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN PROPOSED BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ELDERLY PEOPLE.

IT WOULD AIM AT EDUCATING SENIOR CITIZENS ABOUT THE CORRECT WAYS TO USE ROADS, AND HOW TO READ TRAFFIC SIGNS.

AN EXTENSIVE PUBLICITY DRIVE, AND GAMES AND COMPETITIONS WOULD BE ORGANISED TO REINFORCE THE SAFETY MESSAGE.

THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO CONSIDER THE MERITS OF HOLDING A RECREATION AND SPORTS FORTNIGHT IN NOVEMBER TO PROMOTE RESIDENTS’ INTEREST IN GAMES AND ACTIVITIES.

THE FORTNIGHT WOULD FEATURE A DEMONSTRATION OF SKILLS IN VARIOUS SPORTS, AN ATHLETICS MEETING, MINI-SOCCER MATCH, TABLE TENNIS MATCH, MODERN DANCE PERFORMANCES AND A VARIETY SHOW.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE APPLICATIONS FOR FUNDS FOR ORGANISING A CONCERT TO PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL PEACE YEAR, AND FOR A CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS FOR STRENGTHENING DISTRICT TIES.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2.30 P^ IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICE, FIRST FLOOR, 157

PRINCE EDWARD ROAD.

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BRIEFING ON SPORTS FESTIVAL

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MEMBERS OF THE RECREATION AND SPORTS COMMITTEE OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED AT A MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) ON ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR THE COMING TSUEN WAN SPORTS FESTIVAL.

THEY WILL CONSIDER THE PROGRAMME AND BUDGET OF THE FESTIVAL WHICH WILL START IN EARLY NOVEMBER. THE DISTRICT BOARD HAS INITIALLY ALLOCATED $200 000 FOR THE MONTH-LONG EVENT.

A REPORT ON THE PROGRESS OF THE SPORTS NURTURE SCHEME CURRENTLY HELD IN THE DISTRICT WILL ALSO BE PRESENTED FOR DISCUSSION.

OTHFR ITEMS INCLUDE THE CONSIDERATION FOR THE APPLICATIN OF FUNDS BY LOCAL BODIES TO RUN ACTIVITIES.

THE MEETING WILL START AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF TSUEN WAN STATION MULTI-STOREY CARPARK BUILDING, 174-208 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE * * *

STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 70.7 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 414.496 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 464.540 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 79.3 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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FRESH, SALT WATER SUPPLY CUT X * * X *

FRESH AND SALT WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TAI PO WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM 9 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR REPAIR WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT ALL PREMISES ALONG TAI PO ROAD FROM Jan TAU STREET TO TAI PO KAU, INCLUDING KWONG FUK ESTATE WANG FUK COURT, WONG Yl AU, MEI WOON SAN TSUEN, YIN TSZ LAN- AND STRAFFORD HOUSE.

TAI PO KAU TAI PO KAU SAN WAI, LOOKOUT LANE, ST CHRISTOPHER S HOME tsLAND^HOUSE, W PO POLICE STATION, TAI PO KCR STATION AND SHAn'tONG TSUEN WILL ALSO BE AFFECTED.

nw tup qamf nAY FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN YAU MA TE? wIJl BE STOPED ?ROS il PM TO 6 AM THE NEXT DAY FOR LEAKAGE TEST.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY JORDAN ROAD, CANTON ROAD, saigoJItSeetTn? shanghai street including battery street, RECLAMATION STREET, NING PO STREET AND NANKING STREET.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

TAC NOD FOR FRONT SEAT BELTS IN TAXIS ...................... 1

COURAGEOUS FIRE-IEN COMMENDED FOR RESCUE.................... 1

AMS OPENS KOWLOON DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS .................... 2

REGISTRATION REVOKED ....................................... 2

KOWLOON CITY DB MEMBERS SEE KCRC OPERATIONS................. 3

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT ........... 3

DB MEMBERS TO VISIT NEW FIRE STATION .......................

BRIEFING ON MAN KAM TO TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT .................. 4

CIVIC AMBASSADORS SOUGHT IN KOWLOON CITY  .................. 5

MARKETING COURSES ORGANISED FOR BANKING STaJF .............. 6

MORE SPECIaL CAR NUMBERS FOR aUCTION ....................... 7

APPLICATION DEaDLINE FOR LaNGUaGE TEaCHING CONFERENCE ...... 7

PRESS CONFERENCE ON YOUTH .JITS COMPETITIONS ............... 8

AWARDS FO.; POSTER DESIGN WINNERS .......................... 9

DETaILS OF BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION ......................... 9

A CHaNCE TO DISPLAY OPERA TaLENTS .......................... 10

pok fu LaM water cut ....................................... 11

INTaKE CULVERT to BE EXT3IDED ............................ 11

TEMPORaRY ROaD CLOSURES ON ISLaND........................... 11

RIGHT TURN BaN ON PAN HOI STREET ........................... 12

URBAN CLEnRWAY RESTRICTION IN WaH FU ....................... 12

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1986

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TAC NOD FOR FRONT SEAT BELTS IN TAXIS *****

IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF FRONT SEAT PASSENGERS IM TiYls AND LIGHT BUSES, TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS TODAY (TUESDAY} APPROVED THE PROPOSAL THAT FRONT SEAT PASSENGERS MUST WEAR SEAT BELT.

THE EXISTING LEGISLATION IMPOSES UPON TAXI DRIVERS THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAFETY OF PASSENGERS IN THEIR VEHICLES UNDER REGULATION 45(1)(D) OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC (PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLES) REGULATIONS, AND TAC MEMBERS FELT THAT THIS GENERAL RESPONSIBILITY IS RELEVANT IN THE CONSIDERATION OF THE PROPOSAL BEFORE THEM.

AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION, TAC MEMBERS DECIDED THAT THE FRONT SEAT PASSENGER SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS OWN ACT AND THE DRIVER SHOULD ONLY HAVE A MINIMUM RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT HIS PASSENGER COMPLIES WITH THE LAW. HENCE THEY PROPOSED THAT A MUCH LIGHTER SENTENCE SHOULD BE IMPOSED ON THE DRIVER.

THE PROPOSALS WILL BE SUBMITTED TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FOR ITS CONSIDERATION.

MEMBERS ALSO AGREED THAT THERE SHOULD BE A PERIOD OF THREE MONTHS BETWEEN APPROVAL OF THE ENABLING LEGISLATION AND THE IMPLEMENTATION, DURING WHICH TIME A PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN DIRECTED AT BOTH PASSENGERS AND DRIVERS ON THE NEED TO WEAR SEAT BELTS WOULD BE MOUNTED.

TAC MEMBERS ALSO CONSIDERED THE PROPOSAL THAT GOODS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 1988 SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO BE FITTED WITH APPROVED FRONT SEAT BELTS.

oroiAIHE ?AIE ,S CH0SEN T0 GIVE M0T0R TRADERS a SUFFICIENT GRACE pr‘NCIPLE HAS BEEN GIVEN BY THE EXECUTIVE

Ks™™go5dSC?e™cleT F,TT,NG 0F FR0NT SE,T BELTS in newlv

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COURAGEOUS FIREMEN COMMENDED FOR RESCUE

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A FIRE OFFICER AND TWO FIREMEN WERE COMMENDED TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR THEIR COURAGE AND GALLANTRY IN PREVENTING A RECENT SUICIDE.

AT A PRESENTATION CEREMONY AT NORTH POINT FIRE STATION, ACTING CHIEF FIRE OFFICER, MR TAM YUK-FAN, PRESENTED THE DIRECTOR’S COMMENDATION TO STATION OFFICER KWONG KIN-HUNG, FIREMAN TO KING-YIN AND FIREMAN SIU WAI-KEUNG.

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ON AUGUST 13, A 75-YEAR-OLD WOMAN TRIED TO JUMP FROM HER 2OTH FLOOR FLAT IN NORTH POINT.

WHEN FIREMEN ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, THEY SAW THE WOMAN PERCHED ON AN AWNING OUTSIDE THE FLAT.

THE THREE FIREMEN SHOWED THEIR COURAGE BY PUTTING THE WOMAN TO SAFETY AFTER DESCENDING FROM AN UPPER FLOOR BY ROPES AND WATERPIPES.

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AMS OPENS KOWLOON DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS

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THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES RECENTLY OPENED ITS FIRST DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS IN KOWLOON TO PROVIDE BETTER TRAINING AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS.

THE KOWLOON DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, OCCUPYING PART OF THE OLD SHAM SHUI PO ARMY CAMP SITE, SERVES AS A COMMAND BASE AS WELL AS A TRAINING CENTRE.

FACILITIES INCLUDE A SIMULATED HOSPITAL WARD WITH TWO BEDS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, A 40-SEAT CLASS ROOM WITH TELEVISION AND VIDEO EQUIPMENT, AND INDOOR TRAINING CENTRE AND A PARADE GROUND.

TRAINING ACTIVITIES SUCH AS FIRST AID, HOME NURSING, CASUALTY EVACUATION AND DRILL CAN NOW BE CARRIED OUT IN A CENTRALLY LOCATED VENUE.

THE AUXILIARY MEDICAL SERVICES WAS FORMED IN 1950 TO AUGMENT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THOSE OF THE AMBULANCE SERVICE OF THE FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT. MEMBERSHIP NOW NUMBERS MORE THAN 5 700.

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REGISTRATION REVOKED

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THE COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAS TODAY REVOKED THE REGISTRATION OF THAI MERCANTILE DEVELOPMENT FINANCE LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY, ON THE GROUND THAT THE COMPANY IS BEING WOUND UP.

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KOWLOON CITY DB

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MEMBERS SEE KCRC OPERATIONS *****

KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT

VISITED THE KOWLOON-CANTON

BOARD MEMBERS THIS (TUESDAY) MORNING RAILWAY CORPORATION (KCRC) TO SEE ITS

OPERATION AND TRAIN SERVICES.

LED BY DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR WONG SIK-KONG, AND DISTRICT OFFICER MR ALEX FONG, THEY FIRST WENT TO THE CONiROL CENTRE AT KOWLOON*STATION IN HUNG HOM TO SEE HOW TRAIN SERVICES ARE RUN.

THEY LATER BOARDED A SPECIAL TRAIN TO THE CORPORATION’S HEAD OFFICE AT KCRC HOUSE IN SHA TIN WHERE THEY WERE GIVEN AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COMPANY AND SAW A SLIDE PRESENTATION.

BOARD MEMBERS WERE LATER BRIEFED BY COMPANY MANAGING DIRECTOR, MR PETER QUICK, ON ITS MANAGEMENT AND FUTURE PLANS.

COMPANY COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, MR ABRAHAM RAZACK, ALSO GAVE A BRIEF TO BOARD MEMBERS ON THE HUNG HOM BAY STUDY AND THE FREIGHT OPERATIONS.

TODAY’S VISIT IS PART OF AN ON-GOING PROGRAMME BY THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO ENABLE MEMBERS TO LEARN ABOUT THE OPERATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECT * * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD’S TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) TO DISCUSS PROJECTS TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN KOWLOON TONG.

THESE INCLUDE WIDENING LANCASHIRE ROAD AT THE JUNCTION WITH WATERLOO ROAD AND ASSOCIATED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES IN EAST KOWLOON TONG, AND CONSTRUCTION OF A FLYOVER ACROSS WATERLOO ROAD LINKING YORK ROAD AND HEREFORD ROAD.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE 1986-87 KO^[-OON CITY DISTRICT ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN WHICH WILL PUT EMPHASIS ON SAFETY FOR ELDERLY PEDESTRIANS.

DURING THE CAMPAIGN, A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANISED TO EDUCATE RESIDENTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PEDESTRIAN SAFETY.

/THERE WILL

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1986

THERE WILL ALSO BE FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN AND

A CROSS-WORD PUZZLE AND SLOGAN COMPETITION A ROAD SAFETY DAY IN NOVEMBER.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

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

NO SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED AT THE MEETING.

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DB MEMBERS TO VISIT X * *

NEW FIRE STATION *

MEMBERS OF THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD WILL VISIT THE NEW KOWLOON BAY FIRE STATION TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) MORNING.

THEY WILL LEARN ABOUT THE FACILITIES AND FIRE FIGHTING APPLIANCES AT THE STATION. THERE WILL ALSO BE A FIRE AND RESCUE EXERCISE DEMONSTRATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES INTENDING TO COVER THE VISIT SHOULD ASSEMBLE TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) AT 9.30 AM IN ROOM 111, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS’ OFFICE, KWUN TONG DISTRICT BRANCH OFFICES IN TUNG YAN STREET, KWUN TONG.

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BRIEFING ON MAN KAM TO TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

* * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL BE BRIEFED TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) ON SPECIAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MEASURES FOR SOLVING MAN KAM TO ROAD CONGESTION.

/THSY WILL .......

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THEY WILL ALSO CONSIDER TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS FOR SHEK WU HUI WHICH ENTAIL THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SUS TERMINUS, TAXI STANDS, MAXICAB RANKS, PARKING SPACES AND FOOTBRIDGES.

OTHER MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF BUS SHELTERS IN THE DISTRICT, TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING ELDERLY PEDESTRIANS, AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL NEXT MONTH.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 2 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING.

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CIVIC AMBASSADORS SOUGHT IN KOWLOON CITY * * * * *

YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING, STUDYING OR WORKING IN KOWLOON CITY ARE BP ING INVITED TO JOIN THE DISTRICT’S CIVIC AMBASSADOR SCHEME TO HELP PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION.

DISTRICT ORGANISATIONS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, SCHOOLS AND INDIVIDUALS MAY MAKE NOMINATIONS. THIRTY CIVIC AMBASSADORS WILL BE SELECTED.

A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES WILL BE ORGANISED IN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS TO EXPAND THE AMBASSADORS’ KNOWLEDGE OF CIVIC RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AS WELL AS TO DEVELOP THEIR SENSE OF BELONGING.

THESE ACTIVITIES INCLUDE THREE SEMINARS ON CIVIC EDUCATION, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AND REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.

THE AMBASSADORS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND AN OPEN MEETING OF THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD ON OCTOBER 23 AND A LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEETING IN NOVEMBER.

THESE MEETINGS WILL ENABLE THEM TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FUNCTIONS AND OPERATIONS OF THE DISTRICT BOARD AND THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

TUESDAY, SEPTIM3ER 23, 1986

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IT IS INTENDED THAT THE AMBASSADORS SHOULD SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES AND KNOWLEDGE WITH FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES AND RELATIVES.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE AT KAU PUI LUNG ROAD AND ITS TWO SUB-OFFICES AT BULKERLEY STREET AND HO MAN TIN ESTATE. FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON 3-7110171, EXT. 30.

THE CIVIC AMBASSADOR SCHEME IS PART OF A SERIES OF PROGRAMMES ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE WHICH WAS SET UP LAST YEAR.

A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN HELD TO PUBLICISE THE THEMES OF +CONCERN FOR THE COMMUNITY+, +PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC+, +COURTESY AND CIVIC MINDEDNESS+, AND +NEIGHBOURLI NESS AND PEACE+.

IN THE COMING MONTHS THE COMMITTEE WILL ALSO ORGANISE A MODEL STUDENT AWARD AND AN OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AWARD.

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MARKETING COURSES ORGANISED FOR BANKING STAFF K X * K

BANKING PERSONNEL ARE INVITED TO APPLY FOR A COURSE ON MARKETING OF BANKING SERVICES. THE COURSE, TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER, HAS BEEN ORGANISED JOINTLY BY THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD OF THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL AND THE CITY POLYTECHNIC OF HONG KONG.

THE COURSE IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE BRANCH MANAGERS AND OFFICERS THE MARKETING CONCEPTS IN FINANCIAL AND BANKING SERVICES.

PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND FOUR LECTURES IN THE EVENINGS OF MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM OCTOBER 20 TO 30.

THE COURSE FEE IS $250 BUT HALF WILL BE REFUNDED IF PARTICIPANTS ARE SPONSORED BY EMPLOYERS, ATTAIN AN 80 PER CENT ATTENDANCE AND PASS THE END-OF-COURSE EVALUATION.

THE COURSE IS LIMITED TO 30 PERSONS, AND INSTRUCTION WILL BE IN BOTH CHINESE AND ENGLISH. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 3.

FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD, MR S.M. WOO, ON 5-89323*1, EXT. 255.

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MORE SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS FOR AUCTION

* X * X

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD ANOTHER AUCTION OF SPECIAL CAR REGISTRATION NUMBERS ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) AT 10 AM IN THE CITY HALL RECITAL HALL.

A TOTAL OF 35 SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR BIDDING. THEY ARE :

DK1668 DK 938 DK 740 DK2328 DK8088

BB 177 DK1323 DK 911 DK 6 AK 623

BK 9 BB 365 BB9779 DK 228 DK8228

DK 168 DK 100 AZ 365 DJ6318 DJ6848

AR 802 DJ5328 AA 177 DK3223 DJ8198

DK 18 DK8288 DL 2 DK 822 DK 300

DK 118 AA8787 AT 833 BG 801 DK7771

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

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

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

THE AUCTION WILL BE THE 108TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING CONFERENCE

X X X X X

INTENDING TO TAKE PART IN THE LANGUAGE TEACHING IN DECEMBER NEXT TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

EDUCATIONALISTS AND LINGUISTS SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SHOULD SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS BY

EXPERTS ON ENGLISH AND CHINESE LANGUAGE LEARNING AND TEACHING AND ON TEACHER TRAINING FROM 20 COUNTRIES WILL SPEAK AT THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT’S INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION, IT WILL RUN FROM DECEMBER 15 TO 17.

/THE TOPICS .......

Ti JSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1986

AIDED LANGUAGE LEARNING, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRAINING IN CONTINUING EDUCATI

THE TOPICS WILL INCLUDE COMPUTER WORD-PROCESSING IN ENGLISH TEACHING, RESEARCH AND TEACHING, AND PUTONGHUA FOR CHINESE TEACHERS.

ON

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE PROFESSOR HENRY WIDDOWSON, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON ’ PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BRUMFIT, UNIVERSITY Or SOUTHAMPTON! PROFESSOR CHRISTINA BRATTPAULSTON AND PROFESSOR EDWARD ANTHONY UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH; DR VERNER BICKLEY, INST TUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION'. PROFESSOR HEIKKI NYYSSONEN, UNIVERSITY OF OULU FINLAND! MR BIKRAM DAS, REGIONAL LANGUAGE CENTRE, SINGAPORE; MR CHE AH CHAK MUN, SINGAPORE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT; PROFESSOR WANG PING ZHENG YUNNAN EDUCATION COLLEGE: PROFESSOR ZHANG SHAO-KANG, BEIJING NORMAL COLLEGE: PROFESSOR LU BISONG, BEIJING LANGUAGE INSTITUTE: AND MISS PEGGY WANG, MCGILL UNIVERSITY, CANADA.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF LANGUAGE IN EDUCATION, PARK-IN COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 21/F, 56 DUNDAS STREET, KOWLOON, TELEPHONE 3-7719486.

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PRESS CONFERENCE ON YOUTH ARTS COMPETITIONS * * * * *

A PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THE 12TH HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURAL AND ARTS COMPETITIONS WILL BE HELD AT 4 PM ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT THE JADE CHIU CHOW GARDEN RESTAURANT IN CONNAUGHT CENTRE.

ATTENDING WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURAL AND ARTS COMPETITIONS, MR SHUM CHOI-SANG: THE PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT SECRETARY (HONG KONG AND KOWLOON) OF THE CITY AND NEW TERRITORIES ADMINISTRATION, MR GREGORY LEUNG! AND HEAD OF THE RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG GENERAL PROGRAMME SECTION, MR JOHNY MING.

THE CHAIRMEN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEES FOR THE 10 EVENTS WILL ALSO BE PRESENT TO INTRODUCE THE COMPETITIONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE 12TH HONG KONG YOUTH CULTURAL AND ARTS COMPETITIONS AT 4 PM ON THURSDAY AT THE JADE CHIU CHOW GARDEN RESTAURANT, CONNAUGHT CENTRE.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1986

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AWARDS FOR POSTER DESIGN WINNERS *****

WINNERS OF A POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE CENTRAL CONTAINER HANDLING SAFETY COMMITTEE RECEIVED AWARDS FROM ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR YIU YAN-NANG, TODAY (TUESDAY).

AT A CEREMONY AT THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S INDUSTRIAL SAFETY TRAINING CENTRE, MR YIU PRESENTED A CHEQUE FOR $5 000 TO THE WINNER, MR LEE HOI-MING.

THE FIRST RUNNER-UP, MR RASON POON, RECEIVED $3 000 WHILE MR LEUNG SO-LAM, RECEIVED $1 000 FOR COMING THIRD.

THE CENTRAL CONTAINER HANDLING SAFETY COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY HOLDING A YEAR-LONG CAMPAIGN TO PROMOTE INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND HEALTH AMONG WORKERS IN THE CONTAINER HANDLING INDUSTRY.

THE POSTER DESIGN COMPETITION IS THE FIRST PROGRAMME ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN IS A CONTAINER COMPANY SAFETY AWARD WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE PARTI ClPATING COMPANY REPORTING THE LEAST ACCIDENTS DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD ENDING NEXT MAY.

AS PART OF THE QUALIFYING PROCEDURE, EACH PARTICIPATING COMPANY WILL BE REQUIRED TO HOLD A +SAFETY WEEK+ TO PROMOTE SAFETY AWARENESS AMONG ITS EMPLOYEES.

OTHER PROGRAMMES TO BE ORGANISED INCLUDE A LOGO COMPETITION, A SLOGAN COMPETITION AND A SPREADER DESIGN COMPETITION.

FACTORY INSPECTORS FROM THE DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE PART IN THE CAMPAIGN GIVING TALKS AND ADVICE ON INDUSTRIAL SAFETY.

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DETAILS OF BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION

*•*•*•**•

A PRESS LUNCHEON TO INTRODUCE THE THIRD BOOK REVIEW PRIZE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY (SEPTEMBER 25) AT 12.30 PM IN THE UNITED RESTAURANT IN UNITED CENTRE, QUEENSWAY.

AIMED AT ENCOURAGING READING AND ENHANCING SKILLS IN WRITTEN EXPRESSION, THE COMPETITION IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY RADIO TELEVISION HONG KONG AND SING TAO YAT PAO LIMITED.

/ATTENDING THE........

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ATTENDING THE PRESS LUNCHEON WILL BE HEAD OF CULTURAL PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT, MR CHUNG WAI-MING; HEAD OF EDUCATION UNIT, MRS TERESA LEE; AND PRODUCERS MR BENNY NGA I AND MISS JENNY LEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

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A CHANCE TO DISPLAY OPERA TALENTS *****

CANTONESE OPERA ENTHUSIASTS CAN TAKE PART IN A SINGING COMPETITION ORGANISED BY THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT FESTIVAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT ARTS COUNCIL.

THE COMPETITION WILL BE HELD DURING THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER.

PEOPLE WHO LIVE, WORK OR STUDY IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT MAY APPLY THROUGH THE BRANCH OFFICES OF THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE DISTRICT’S ARTS COUNCIL AT BLOCK 30, LOWER WONG TAI SIN ESTATE, BY OCTOBER 15.

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WILL BE LIMITED TO 60, AND ENTRY WILL BE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST-COME-F1RST-SERVED BASIS.

THE FINAL WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 23.

THE WINNER AND THE FIRST AND SECOND RUNNERS-UP WILL BE INTERVIEWED AND INVITED TO PERFORM DURING A CANTONESE OPERA PROGRAMME ON RTHK RADIO 5 ON NOVEMBER 30.

THE DISTRICT FESTIVAL WILL RUN FROM NOVEMBER 16 TO 30.

THE WIDE-RANGING PROGRAMME INCLUDES FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL COMPETITIONS, A FAMILY FUN CAMP, ROUND-THE-DISTR I CT RACE, VARIETY SHOWS, CONCERTS, EXHIBITIONS, A DEBATE, AND FILMS.

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POK FU LAM WATER CUT * X *

FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN POK FU LAM WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26) TO 5 PM THE SAME DAY FOR MAINS WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE BOUNDED BY POK FU LAM ROAD, VICTORIA ROAD AND SASSOON ROAD, INCLUDING TAI WAN SAN TSUEN AND TELEGRAPH VILLAGE.

IT WILL ALSO AFFECTED 1-35 AND 2-10 MOUNT DAVIS ROAD, BLOCKS A, B AND C OF 96 POK FU LAM ROAD AND HO TUNG HILL SQUATTER AREA.

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INTAKE CULVERT TO BE EXTENDED

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WAN

A 70-METRE-L0NG BOX CULVERT IS TO BE BUILT IN THE SAI HO AREA TO CONNECT THE EXISTING INTAKE CULVERT AT THE SEAWALL WITH THE FUTURE SAI WAN HO SALT WATER PUMPING STATION TO BE ------------------------- THE FERRY PIER.

BUILT ON RECLAMATION NEAR

THE PUMPING STATION, WHEN COMPLETED, WILL SERVE RESIDENTS OF SHAU KEI WAN.

WORK IS DUE TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETED IN EIGHT MONTHS.

THE WATER SUPPLIES DEPA?TMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE PROJECT.

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TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES ON ISLAND

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rn FArilITATF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A FOOTBRIDGE, THE WESTBOUND

lld AnniTlON FUK KWAN AVENUE IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE TEMPORARILY 5"0STHeO£EAAs5US'>sF??MrFAcl“TATE road

RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

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RIGHT TURN BAN ON PAN HOI STREET * * * * *

NO VEHICLE ON PAN HOI STREET, NORTH POINT, WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT ON TO KING’S ROAD FROM 10 AM TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 24).

THE MEASURE IS IMPLEMENTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE OPENING OF A NEW FOOTBRIDGE AT THE JUNCTION OF PAN HOI STREET AND KING’S ROAD AND THE CANCELLATION OF A TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT THE SAME JUNCTION.

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URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTION IN WAH FU * * * * *

TWO SECTIONS OF WATERFALL BAY ROAD IN WAH FU ESTATE WILL BE DESIGNATED PEAK-HOUR (7 TO 10 AM AND 4 TO 7 PM) DAILY URBAN CLEARWAYS FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

THEY ARE:

* THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WATERFALL BAY ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 85 METRES SOUTH OF ITS SOUTHERN JUNCTION WITH WAH FU ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 110 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

* THE WESTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF WATERFALL BAY ROAD BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 95 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION AND A POINT ABOUT 120 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

8920 000 RAISED IN HOSPITAL FUND COMPETITION .................... 1

DETAILS OF THIRD UNIVERSITY PROGRESS ............................ 1

OVERSEAS TRIPS FOR TOP STUDENT AMBASSADORS......................  2

DETAILS OF 'KEEP CLEaN' CAMPAIGN ................................ 2

CLEAN-UP OPERATION UNDERWAY IN MONG KOK ......................... 3

COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS OBSCENE aND INDECENT ARTICLES BILL .... 4

COMMUNITY LEADERS TO VISIT POLICE SCHOOL ........................ 4

CENTRE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE ........................... 5

DB MEMBERS VISIT KOWLOON BAY FIRE STATION ....................... 5

ELDERLY WOMEN MAY SEEK ID CjlRD EXEMPTION ....................... 6

TT.T.FTA.T, STRUCTURES FACE DEMOLITION .......................... 6

NEW PHONE NUMBERS FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE .................. 7

URBAN CLEaRWaY RESTRICTIONS IN CENTRaL, NORTH POINT ............. 8

TRAFFIC CHANGES IN NORTH POINT .................................. 8

RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN TUEN MUN ............................. 9

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1986

$920 000 RAISED IN HOSPITAL FUND COMPETITION

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MORE THAN $920 000 HAS BEEN RAISED DURING A THREE-DAY FUND RAISING COMPETITION IN KWUN TONG RECENTLY.

THE DISTRICT-WIDE COMPETITION, INVOLVING THE 14 AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS, WAS CO-ORDINATED BY THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION PROJECT.

CHAIRMAN OF THE FUND RAISING ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAM HANG-FAI, WHO IS ALSO THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, ■[HANKED RESIDENTS FOR ENTHUSIASTICALLY SUPPORTING THE FUND-RAISING DR IVE.

HE ALSO THANKED MEMBERS OF AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND OWNERS’ CORPORATIONS WHO HAD TAKEN PART IN DOOR-TO-DOOR APPEAL FOR DONATIONS.

COUNTING CASH DONATIONS ALONE, WHICH WAS THE OFFICIAL COUNTING FOR THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD WINNERS AMONG THE 14 AREAS, SHUN LEE TOPPED THE LIST RAISING $159 668.50, EAST NLAU TAU KOK WAS SECOND WITH $97 437.80 WHILE TOWN CENTRE WAS THIRD WITH $96 478.50.

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DETAILS OF THIRD UNIVERSITY PROGRESS * X * *

THE PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE THIRD UNIVERSITY WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW (THURSDAY) TO EXPLAIN THE PROGRESS MADE DURING THE THREE-DAY PREPARATORY MEETING WHICH BEGAN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

, TO BE GIVEN BY THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE MR CHENG HON-KWAN, AND THE SECRETARY-GENERAL

WILL BE HELD AT 5.15 PM AT GIS PRESS CONFERENCE

THE CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE, MR IAN MACPHERSON, ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR,

BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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OVERSEAS TRIPS FOR TOP STUDENT AMBASSADORS

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SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KOWLOON CITY MAY WIN A FREE TRIP TO JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA OR SINGAPORE THIS CHRISTMAS BY TAKING PART IN THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT STUDENT AMBASSADOR SCHEME.

THE SCHEME, ORGANISED BY THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CIVIC EDUCATION CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, IS AIMED AT PROMOTING CIVIC EDUCATION AWARENESS IN THE DISTRICT.

IT WILL ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THE EFFORTS OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE MADE WORTHY CONTRIBUTIONS IN COMMUNITY SERVICE.

THERE ARE SECONDARY AND PRIMARY SECTIONS AND 10 STUDENTS FROM EACH SECTION WILL BE SELECTED TO BECOME THE STUDENT AMBASSADORS.

THE THREE MOST OUTSTANDING STUDENTS IN THE SECONDARY SECTION WILL WIN SEPARATE SEVEN-DAY STUDY TRIPS TO JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA OR SINGAPORE AT CHRISTMAS.

THE OTHER 17 STUDENT AMBASSADORS, SEVEN FROM THE SECONDARY SECTION AND 10 FROM THE PRIMARY SECTION, WILL RECEIVE BOOK COUPONS WORTH BETWEEN $500 AND $800.

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS IN KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO NOMINATE STUDENTS FOR THE SCHEME. NOMINATIONS MUST BE MADE BY OCTOBER 3.

APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT CFFICE AT KAU PUI LUNG ROAD AND ITS BULKERLEY STREET AND HO MAN Tin ESTATE SUB-OFFICES. FURTHER ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 3-7110171, EXTENSION 37.

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DETAILS OF ’KEEP CLEAN’ CAMPAIGN

* * * * *

A +KEEP TSIM SHA TSUI CLEAN+ CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED FAR! v NEXT MONTH TO HELP SPREAD THE +KEEP CLEAN+ MESSAGE.

THE CAMPAIGN IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TF I district KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION, THE URBAN

SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND THE YAU MA TEI POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS '-'i r I Gt ,

CHAIRMAN OF THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE MR STEPHEN TAI Will TOMORROW (THURSDAY) I^THeToiLOO^CLU^8* C0NFERENCE ^*3.30 PM

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ALSO PRESENT WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE (SIM SHA TSUI KAIFONG WELFARE ASSOCIATION, MR NG TOR-TAI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE KOWLOON CLUB, 15TH FLOOR, EAST WING, NEW WORLD OFFICE BUILDING, 20 SALISBURY ROAD.

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CLEAN-UP OPERATION UNDERWAY IN MONG KOK

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A BLOCK-TO-BLOCK CLEAN-UP OPERATION IS BEING CARRIED OUT IN MONG KOK TO RID BUILDINGS OF WASTE AND UNWANTED ARTICLES.

THE OPERATION, LAUNCHED BY THE KEEP HONG KONG CLEAN COMMITTEE, WILL LAST TWO MONTHS. CLEANSING STAFF OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT ARE BEING DEPLOYED TO COLLECT REFUSE AND WASTE FOR DISPOSAL.

IN TANDEM WITH THIS CLEAN-UP, THE MONG KOK BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM IS TAKING ITS OWN ACTION TO IMPROVE LIVING CONDITIONS AT RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS.

THE TEAM RECENTLY SELECTED 16 BUILDINGS FOR IMPROVEMENT AND MOBILISED MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPERATION TO GIVE THEIR BUILDINGS A THOROUGH TIDYING UP.

+ WE ARE HAPPY THAT THEY HAVE RESPONDED PROMPTLY TO OUR REQUEST AND ARE CLEANING UP REAR LANES, CANOPIES, STAIRCASES AND COMMUNAL AREAS,* HOUSING MANAGER OF THE TEAM, MR RAYMOND CHONG, SAID.

+THEY ARE ALSO REMOVING OBSTACLES WHICH ARE BLOCKING FIRE EXITS AND PASSAGE WAYS AND ENDANGERING LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD A FIRE OCCUR,* HE SAID.

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COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS OBSCENE AND INDECENT ARTICLES BILL

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MEMBERS OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE WILL DISCUSS THE CONTROL OF OBSCENE AND INDECENT ARTICLES BILL 1986 AT THEIR MEETING TOMORROW (THURSDAY) AFTERNOON.

THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE NEW SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES APPLICATION SYSTEM AND A WORKING REPORT OF THE CENTRAL AND WESTERN DISTRICT NEWSPAPERS PUBLICATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS!

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT OFFICE ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF HARBOUR BUILDING, 38 PIER ROAD, CENTRAL.

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COMMUNITY LEADERS TO VISIT POLICE SCHOOL * * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND SCHOOL PRINCIPALS WILL VISIT THE POLICE CADET SCHOOL IN FANLING ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

THE VISIT IS INTENDED TO ENHANCE MEMBERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORK OF THE POLICE FORCE AND TO EXPLAIN TO THEM THE TRAINING RECEIVED BY POLICE CADETS.

THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MR RAYMOND LI, AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR CHEUNG CHUN-HOI, WILL BE AMONG THE VISITORS.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE VISIT. TRANSPORT FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES WILL LEAVE AT 9.30 AM FROM THE KOWLOON PUBLIC PIER, TSIM SHA TSUI.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1986

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CENTRE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SERVICE * * * * *

THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE, A POPULAR VENUE FOR COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES IN TSUEN WAN, WILL CELEBRATE ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

THE CENTRE, LOCATED IN TAI HO ROAD AT THE HUB OF TSUEN WAN WAS COMPLETED IN 1961, AND WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE BUILT IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE REGIONAL SECRETARY FOR THE NEW TERRITORIES, DR JAMES HAYES, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY.

THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE CENTRE HAS ORGANISED A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY.

AN EXHIBITION ON THE WORK OF ORGANISATIONS THAT USE THE CENTRE WILL BE HELD FOR THREE DAYS FROM FRIDAY.

IN ADDITION, FOUR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS WILL COMPETE IN A CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE CENTRE’S SILVER JUBILEE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CEREMONY TO MARK THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRINCESS ALEXANDRA COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 3 PM IN THE HALL OF THE CENTRE AT 60 TAI HO ROAD, TSUEN WAN.

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DB MEMBERS VISIT KOWLOON BAY FIRE STATION

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KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) VISITED THE KOWLOON BAY FIRE STATION AS PART OF AN ON-GOING PROGRAMME FOR MEMBERS TO FAMILIARISE THEMSELVES WITH FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT.

LED BY ASSISTANT KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDIE YU, AND BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM HANG-FAI, THE PARTY WAS MET BY DIVISIONAL OFFICER (KOWLOON EAST), MR JACK MORAN, AND ASSISTANT DIVISIONAL OFFICER, MR WONG MING-KEUNG, WHO BRIEFED MEMBERS ON THE OPERATION OF THE STATION.

THE PARTY THEN TOURED THE RESCUE DEMONSTRATION.

THE STATION WAS OPENED IN RESIDENTS IN KOWLOON BAY.

STATION AND WATCHED A FIRE AND

JANUARY THIS YEAR AND SERVES

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1986

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ELDERLY WOMEN MAY SEEK ID CARD EXEMPTION *****

THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) REMINDED APPLICANTS IN THE CURRENT PHASE OF THE IDENTITY CARD RENEWAL EXERCISE THAT THEY MAY APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION.

AS THESE APPLICANTS ARE WOMEN OVER 70 YEARS OLD, SOME OF THEM MIGHT BE IN POOR HEALTH, AND IT COULD CAUSE THEM OF HARDSHIP AND INCONVENIENCE TO GO TO THE ISSUE OFFICES, A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

+AN APPLICANT CAN MAKE HER APPLICATION IN THE FORM OF A LETTER WRITTEN BY HERSELF OR BY HER REPRESENTATIVE FAMILY MEMBER, RELATIVE, SOCIAL WORKER OF THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT OR A REGISTERED MEDICAL DOCTOR LOOKING AFTER HER CASE,* HE EXPLAINED.

THE LETTER SHOULD INCLUDE APPLICANT’S NAME, IDENTITY CARD NUMBER AND GROUNDS FOR APPLYING FOR EXEMPTION. IT SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FROM A REGISTERED MEDICAL DOCTOR CERTIFYING THE APPLICANT’S STATE OF HEALTH, A PHOTOCOPY OF THE APPLICANT’S IDENTITY CARD AND TWO RECENT PASSPORT-SIZE PHOTOGRAPHS.

A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE IS NOT REQUIRED IF THE APPLICANT IS AGED 75 OR OVER.

THE APPLICATION SHOULD BE POSTED TO THE REGISTRATION OF PERSONS CERTIFICATE OFFICE, EIGHTH FLOOR, PARK COMMERCIAL CENTRE, 6-10 SHELTER STREET, CAUSEWAY BAY, HONG KONG.

+IT IS HELPFUL IF THE APPLICANT ALSO GIVES HER CONTACT ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE NUMBER SO THAT WE MAY CONTACT HER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN THE CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION IS TO BE ISSUED,+ THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

ONCE A CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION IS ISSUED, THE ORIGINAL IDENTITY CARD OF THE HOLDER WILL BE WITHDRAWN. CERTIFICATES OF EXEMPTION ARE ISSUED FREE OF CHARGE.

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES FACE DEMOLITION * * * * *

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY IS TO APPLY FOR A COURT ORDER TO CLOSE ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOF OF A BUILDING ON HONG KONG ISLAND SO THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT ENDANGERING THEIR OCCUPANTS OR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

THE STRUCTURES ARE AT 102 - 104, ELECTRIC ROAD.

/THE APPLICATION .......

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1986

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THE APPLICATION FOR A CLOSURE ORDER WILL BE MADE AT VICTORIA DICTRICT COURT ON NOVEMBER 25 AND DETAILS WERE POSTED ON CONSPICUOUS PARTS OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (WEDNESDAY).

ORDERS FOR THE STRUCTURES TO BE DEMOLISHED WERE ISSUED IN DECEMBER 1984 AND LAST MARCH, BUT WERE IGNORED.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BUILDING AUTHORITY SAID IT WAS INTENDED THAT THEIR DEMOLITION WOULD BE CARRIED OUT IMMEDIAELY AFTER THE COURT ORDER HAD BEEN OBTAINED.

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NEW PHONE NUMBERS FOR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE

TMF 1AROUR DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH EMPLOYMENT ADVISORY SERVICE AT 135 CASTLE PEAK ROAD, TSUEN WAN, WILL HAVE NEW TELEPHONE NUMBERS FROM FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

THE NEW NUMBERS ARE:

LABOUR OFFICER (YOUTH EMPLOYMENT) 0-4166664

ASSISTANT LABOUR OFFICERS 0-4167777

0-4166655

0-4166400

THE NUMBER FOR THE DEPARTMENT’S NEW TERRITORIES CAREERS INFORMATION CENTRE, AT THE SAME ADDRESS, WILL BE CHANGED TO 0-4166444.

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URBAN CLEARWAY RESTRICTIONS IN CENTRAL, NORTH POINT * * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 27), CERTAIN ROAD SECTIONS IN CENTRAL AND NORTH POINT WILL BE DESIGNATED EITHER RESTRICTED ZONE OR URBAN CLEARWAYS.

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* THE EASTERN KERBSIDE LANE OF PEDDAR STREET FROM A POINT ABOUT 25 METRES NORTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL WILL BE MADE A 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE FOR TAXIS AND GOODS VEHICLES. NO TAXI OR GOODS VEHICLE WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP WITHIN THIS ROAD SECTION FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

* THE SOUTHERN KERBSIDE LANE OF ICE HOUSE STREET FROM A POINT ABOUT 85 METRES SOUTH OF ITS JUNCTION WITH QUEEN’S ROAD CENTRAL TO A POINT ABOUT 170 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE DESIGNATED A PEAK-HOUR (7 AM TO 10 AM AND 4 PM TO 7 PM) DAILY URBAN CLEARWAY WHERE NO VEHICLE OTHER THAN FRANCHISED BUSES WILL BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS OR GOODS.

* THE SECTION OF JAVA ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 90 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH SHU KUK STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 8.5 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION, AND THE SECTION OF THE SAME ROAD FROM A POINT ABOUT 90 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH TIN CHIU STREET TO A POINT ABOUT 15 METRES EAST OF THE SAME JUNCTION WILL BE MADE 24-HOUR DAILY URBAN CLEARWAYS.

THE MEASURES, WHICH WILL LAST FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS, ARE TO FACILITATE ROAD WORKS.

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TRAFFIC CHANGES IN NORTH POINT * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 27), VEHICLES ON TE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF TONG SHU I ROAD BETWEEN CHUN YEUNG STREET AND JAVA ROAD WILL BE ALLOWED TO TURN RIGHT ONLY AT ITS JUNCTION WITH JAVA ROAD. THE MEASURE WILL FACILITATE ROAD WORKS AND WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS.

/VEHICLES REQUIRING........

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1986

VEHICLES REQUIRING ACCESS TO THE ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR WILL BE DIVERTED VIA JAVA ROAD, KAM HONG STREET, KING’S ROAD AND TONG SHU I ROAD.

VEHICLES REQUIRING ACCESS TO WHARF ROAD WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL VIA JAVA ROAD, KAM HONG STREET, KING’S ROAD, NORTH VIEW STREET, FORT STREET, CHEUNG HONG STREET, KING’S ROAD, NORTH POINT ROAD, JAVA ROAD AND TONG SHU I ROAD.

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RESTRICTED ZONES SET UP IN TUEN MUN * * * * *

TWO ROAD SECTIONS OF CASTLE PEAK ROAD IN TUEN MUN WILL BE DESIGNATED 7 AM TO 7 PM RESTRICTED ZONES FROM 10 AM ON FRIDAY (SEPTEMBER 26).

THEY ARE:

* THE SECTION BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 50 METRES NORTH OF THE NORTHERN JUNCTION WITH TSING WUI STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 45 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION; AND

* THE SECTION BETWEEN A POINT ABOUT 35 METRES NORTH OF ITS SOUTHERN JUNCTION WITH TSING HOI STREET AND A POINT ABOUT 60 METRES SOUTH OF THE SAME JUNCTION.

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

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ROYAL WALKABOUT IN SHA TIN’S PLAZA ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥

SHOPPERS AND SHOPKEEPERS ALIKE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE THE QUEEN WHEN SHE MAKES ONE OF HER BY-NOW-FAMOUS WALKABOUTS THROUGH SHA TIN’S'NEW TOWN PLAZA ON OCTOBER 22.

SINCE IT OPENED IN JANUARY 1985, THE SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX HAS BECOME ONE OF HONG KONG’S BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS. DURING HER BRIEF VISIT, HER MAJESTY WILL SEE FOR HERSELF WHY A QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE A DAY VISIT THE PLAZA ON WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

ON HER ARRIVAL, AFTER VISITING THE LUNG HANG HOUSING ESTATE, THE QUEEN WILL BE GREETED BY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO. HE WILL PRESENT THE SHA TIN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR LEO KWAN= MR KWOK TAK-SENG, THE CHAIRMAN OF SUN HUNG KAI PROPERTIES WHICH BUILT AND RUN THE PLAZA’ AND THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY CORPORATION, MR PETER QUICK.

HER MAJESTY WILL TAKE THE ESCALATOR TO THE FOURTH LEVEL OF THE COMPLEX WHERE MR LIAO WILL EXPLAIN AN EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS SHOWING THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHA TIN.

THE QUEEN WILL THEN WALK THROUGH A SHOPPING ARCADE WHERE SHE WILL CHAT TO SOME OF THE SHOPKEEPERS AND VISITORS TO THE PLAZA.

THE 120 700 SQUARE METRES PLAZA WAS DESIGNED TO BRING A RANGE OF COMPREHENSIVE SHOPPING, RECREATIONAL AND LEISURE FACILITIES UNDER ONE ROOF, THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS BEEN DONE ON SUCH A SCALE IN HONG KONG.

IT INCLUDES A NUMBER OF DESIGNS AND INSTALLATIONS WHICH ARE UNIQUE IN THE TERRITORY AND ARE THE LATEST OF THEIR KIND IN ASIA.

AMONG THOSE WHICH THE QUEEN WILL SEE ARE THE ROMAN-STYLE ARENA ON THE FIRST LEVEL WITH ITS SOLAR SHELTER AND FOUNTAIN. A FRAME CAN BE LOWERED ON TO THE FOUNTAIN TO CONVERT IT INTO A STAGE FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCES.

FROM LEVEL FOUR, HER MAJESTY WILL SEE THE MUSICAL FOUNTAIN. THE 18-METRE BY 9-METRE OVAL STRUCTURE IS THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND IN ASIA AND THE FIRST IN HONG KONG. IT CAN BE PROGRAMMED BY COMPUTER TO PRODUCE UNLIMITED COMBINATIONS OF MUSIC, WATER AND LIGHTING PATTERNS.

AFTER WALKING THROUGH THE SHOPPING ARCADE, THE QUEEN WILL MAKE A BRIEF VISIT TO NEIGHBOURING KCR HOUSE BEFORE CONTINUING HER TOUR OF SHA TIN.


DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

PRIVATE PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS VALUABLE TO HK - GOVERNOR . 1

SIR EDWARD PRAISES TUNNEL PROJECT ........................... 2

SECRETARY FOR SECURITY APPOINTED TO LEGCO ................... 5

liaO: family unity import,jit to community ................... 4

SHARPEN YOUR SCALPELS CALL TO DOCTORS........................ 5

PROVISIONAL TRiDE FIGURES FOR aUGUST ........................ 6

REGISTRATION REVOKED ........................................ 9

CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR aUGUST ........................... 9

CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION OPENS TOMORROW ................... 12

DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ............... 12

DB MEMBERS TO WATCH FIRE DRILL .............................. 15

NOMINATION FOR DB BY-ELECTION RECEIVED ...................... 15

+CHaRITY RIDE+ FUR HOSPITAL PROJECT TOMORROW ................ 14

CaS RECRUITS COMPLETE BaSIC TRAINING ........................ 14

Banner presentation ceremony ................................ 15

THREE LOTS OF LAND FOR aUCTION .............................. 15

TSUEN WAN SUB-OFFICE TELEPHONE CHANGES ...................... 16

temporary closure of Jardine’s bazaar........................ 16

TRaFFIC, TRANSPORT ARRhNGEHFNTS FOR CHUNG YEUNG ............. 17

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1936

PRIVATE PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS VALUABLE TO HK - GOVERNOR ******

PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION IN IMPORTANT PROJECTS SUCH AS THP SECOND CROSS HARBOUR TUNNEL AND THE THIRD UNIVERSITY SHOWS THAT HONG KONG IS STILL DEVELOPING EXTREMELY QUICKLY, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING TO REPORTERS AFTER THE GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY OF THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING, SIR EDWARD SAID HE HOPED TO SEE MORE PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT IN SIMILAR PROJECTS IN FUTURE.

HE DESCRIBED THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING AS A PROJECT OF VERY GREAT VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, ADDING THAT THE THIRD UNIVERSITY wAS ALSO A VERY IMPORTANT LONG-TERM ARRANGEMENT FOR HONG KONG.

COMMENTING ON A REMARK BY THE VISITING BRITISH MINISTER OF STATE AT THE HOME OFFICE, MR DAVID WADDINGTON, THAT REPATRIATION wAS THE SOLUTION TO THE VIETNAMESE REFUGEE PROBLEM, THE GOVERNOR SAID: +1 THINK HE WAS TALKING GENERALLY AND IN THE LONG TERM.

+IN THE MEANWHILE, OF COURSE, WE’ ARE INTERESTED IN MAINTAINING THE RATE OF SETTLEMENT OF THE EXISTING REFUGEE POPULATION AND THAT, AT THE MOMENT, IS SOMETHING ON WHICH WE ARE CONCENTRATING.

+BUT HE WAS SPEAKING ABOUT THE LONG TERM AND IN GENERAL TERMS RATHER THAN SPEC IFICALLY.+

POINTING OUT THAT IT WOULD NOT BE FOR THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT TO DIRECTLY OPEN UP THE CHANNEL OF DISCUSSION .. I Th THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT, HE STRESSED THAT HONG KONG’S MAIN CONCERN WAS THAT THE NUMBER OF REFUGEES SHOULD CONTINUE TO DECL INE.

IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE, SIR EDWARD SAID THERE MUST BE CONTINUING RESETTLEMENT RATHER THAN WORKING TO THE LONG-TERM SOLUTION AS FAR AS OUR PRESENT PROBLEM WAS CONCERNED.

ASKED ABOUT SIR GEOFFREY HOwE’S COMING VISIT, THE GOVERNOR SAID SIR GEOFFREY WOULD BE IN HONG KONG ON HIS WAY TO CHINA TO ACCOMPANY THE QUEEN.

+WHENEVER HE IS IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD HE LIKES TO COME IN AND SEE HOW THINGS ARE GETTING ON HIMSELF.

+IT’S QUITE A QUICK VISIT. IT WILL GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO HIM DIRECTLY HERE BUT IT’S SIMPLY THAT HE’S ON HIS wAY To CHINA RATHER THAN ANY SPECIFIC PURPOSE.*

ASKED ABOUT NUCLEAR ELECTRICITY, SIR EDWARD SAID THE ELECTRICITY OFFTAKE WAS BY THE COMPANIES HERE, NOT BY THE HONG KONG GOVERNMENT.

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HF SAID THE ARRANGEMENT UNDER aHICH IT WOULD TAKE PLACE WERE APPROVED BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE SOME YEARS AGO.

mf ADDED THAT TARIFFS FOR ELECTRICITY IN HONG KONG WERE UNDER THE SCHEME OF CONTROL, -THAT’S THE STANDING OF THE GOVERNMENT.-

/*Auwr kit i kip am TUF APPOINTMENT OF THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY TO th^eIis^ti?" council's™ "Lard said it has not a reshuffle.

+IT’S SIMPLY THAT WE DISCOVERED FROM THE LAST SESSION, AND BY SKi be°better dealt^w ithX0Y$the । secretaryTfor*secur I TV rather than the secretary for housing.

♦THE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS AND THE NUMBER OF BILLS ARE MUCH LARGER ON THAT SIDE.

xwf’VF ALSO FELT THAT THE OFFICIALS TO BE IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL^SHOULD BE THOSE WHO ARE DEALING WITH THE BIGGEST AMOUNT GF BUSINESS,+ HE SAID.

NOTING THAT HE WOULD NOT EXPECT OTHER CHANGES IN THE NEAR FUTURE HE SAID IT MIGHT BE ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHICH WOULD HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED IN THE REVIEW IN 1987 WHEN WE WOULD HAVE EXPERIENCE OF THE WORKING OF THE COUNCIL.

+SO FAR IT HAS WORKED QUITE WELL EXCEPT ON ONE OR TWO SUBJECTS WHERE PEOPLE HAVE FELT THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE RESPONSIBLE SECRETARY PRESENT.+

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SIR EDWARD PRAISES TUNNEL PROJECT

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THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING PROJECT IS CLEAR EVIDENCE OF WIDESPREAD CONFIDENCE IN THE FUTURE OF HONG KONG FOLLOWING THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT DECLARATION AND THE PROGRESS THAT HAS BEEN MADE IN IMPLEMENTING IT, THE GOVERNOR, SIR EDWARD YOUDE, SAID TODAY (THURSDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY FOR THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING, AT CHA KWO LING, SIR EDWARD NOTED THAT THE 53 400 MILLION PROJECT INVOLVED BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AND IT WAS THE PRIVATE SECTOR WHICH WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FINANCING, BUILDING AND RUNNING THE TUNNEL.

+THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING IS A PROJECT OF GREAT IMPORTANCE TO HONG KONG,+ HE SAID. +IT WILL SUBSTANTIALLY ENHANCE HONG KONG’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND BE A VALUABLE AID TO OUR LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT PLANS.+

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THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT IT WAS DIFFICULT NOW TO IMAGINE HONG KONG WITHOUT THE FIRST CROSS HAR30UR TUNNEL WHICH HAD REVOLUTIONISED TRAFFIC PATTERNS IN HONG KONG AND '-’ADE A STRONG IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CENTRAL AREA.

+1 EXPECT THE SECOND HARBOUR CROSSING TO HAVE A SIMILAR EFFECT ON DEVELOPMENT IN THE EASTERN AREA OF HONG KONG ISLAND AND EAST KOWLOON,+ SIR EDWARD SAID.

HE CONGRATULATED THE NEW HONG KONG TUNNEL COMPANY AND ITS ADVISERS IN HAVING PROMOTED THE PROJECT.

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SECRETARY FOR SECURITY APPOINTED TO LEGCO *****

FOLLOWING A REVIEW OF THE 1935-36 LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL SESSION, THE GOVERNOR HAS APPOINTED THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY, MR DAVID JEAFFRESON, TO BE AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL WITH EFFECT FROM OCTOBER 8 IN PLACE OF THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, MR JOHN TODD.

RECALLING THAT THE OFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL HAD BEEN REDUCED TO 10 AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 1985-86 SESSION, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN EXPLAINED THAT IT HAD ALWAYS BEEN THE INTENTION TO FILL THE OFFICIAL PLACES WITH THOSE OFFICIALS WHO D'ALT WITH THE SUBJECTS OF MOST CONCERN TO THE COUNCIL AND THAT IF NECESSARY OFFICIAL MEMBERS WOULD SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THEIR COLLEAGUES OUTSIDE THE COUNCIL.

THE EXPERIENCE OF THE LAST SESSION HAS DEMONSTRATED A STRONG CASE FOR HAVING THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY ON THE COUNCIL. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE WERE 39 QUESTIONS (OR 13 PER CENT) OF ALL QUESTIONS TABLED) AND 101 SUPPLEMENTARIES (OR 19 PER CENT OF ALL SUPPLEMENTARIES) WHICH WERE DEALT WITH ON HIS BEHALF BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, AND NINE BILLS (OR 13 PER CENT OF BILLS INTRODUCED) IN WHICH THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY HAD A STRONG INTEREST.

MOREOVER, THERE WERE ADJOURNMENT DEBATES ON THE TRIAD PROBLEM AND NATIONALITY IN WHICH THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY WOULD HAVE BEEN WELCOME. AT THE SAME TIME, THE DUTIES IN THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING HAD BEEN LESS ONEROUS THAN HAD BEEN ANTICIPATED.

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THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE HIGH LEVEL OF INTEREST IN SECURITY MATTERS IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE NEXT SESSION WITH RENEWED DISCUSSION OF THE TRIAD PROBLEM AND A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF BILLS WHICH ARE DUE TO BE INTRODUCED BY THE SECRETARY FOR SECURITY.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT GENERALLY THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION WOULD SPEAK IN THE COUNCIL ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY FOR HOUSING, BUT THAT THE SECRETARY FOR LANDS AND WORKS WOULD DEAL WITH QUESTIONS RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC HOUSING ESTATES.

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LIAO: FAMILY UNITY IMPORTANT TO COMMUNITY

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ENCOURAGING FAMILIES TO APPRECIATE THE NEED TO NURTURE HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIPS AND GENUINE CARE FOR EACH OTHER WAS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT IN DEVELOPING A CARING COMMUNITY, THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, SAID TODAY.

+CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY* WAS A THEME WHICH RECURRED IN MANY CIVIC AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES, HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE CHEUNG SHAN FAMILY SERVICE CENTRE IN TSUEN WAN, MR LIAO SAID A SENSE OF CARING SHOULD START AT HOME BEFORE IT COULD BE SPREAD TO NEIGHBOURS AND EVENTUALLY TO EVERY CORNER OF THE COMMUNITY.

MR LIAO PRAISED THE HONG KONG FAMILY WELFARE SOCIETY, WHICH RUNS THE CENTRE, FOR ITS 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY, AND NOTED THAT ITS SERVICES HAD EXPANDED OVER THE YEARS TO COPE WITH SOCIETY’S CHANGING NEEDS.

+1 AM PARTICULARLY IMPRESSED BY THE INTEGRATED APPROACH OF YOUR SOCIETY IN PROVIDING BOTH REMEDIAL AND PREVENTIVE SERVICES,+ HE SAID.

MR LIAO ALSO SAID THAT HONG KONG WAS FOLLOWING A TREND COMMON IN MANY LARGE CITIES WHERE THE +EXTENDED FAMILY* WAS GRADUALLY GIVING WAY TO THE +NUCLEAR FAMILY*.

+THIS MAY IN SOME CASES HAVE ERODED THE TRADITIONAL BONDS WITHIN A FAMILY TO A CERTAIN EXTENT BUT THE TIES OF KINSHIP REMAIN STRONG IN MOST OF THE FAMILIES,* HE SAID.

+IT IS THE FAMILY WHICH IS THE FUNDAMENTAL UNIT IN SOCIETY FOR PRODUCING HAPPY CHILDREN AND RESPONSIBLE YOUTH AS OUR FUTURE ASSET.*

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HE SAID FAMILY SERVICE CENTRES PROVIDED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE TO -ET THE NEEDS OF THOSE WHO COULD NOT COPE WITH THE PRESSURES OF MODERN LIVING WHICH COULD, IN TURN, LEAD TO FAMILY DISRUPTION.

MR LIAO SAID HE AGREED WITH THE APPROACH THAT THE COMMUNITY SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN TACKLING SUCH PROBLEMS.

+ASSISTANCE FROM SOCIAL WORKERS AS WELL AS FROM PARENTS OR EVEN NEIGHBOURS AT THE RIGHT MOMENT MAY OFTEN HELP TO RESOLVE MANY OF THE PERSONAL OR FAMILY CRISES AND PREVENT FAMILY TRAGEDIES,* HE SAID.

+WE THEREFORE NEED A COMMUNITY WHICH TRULY CARES SO THAT THF WELFARE AGENCIES DO NOT OPERATE ALONE BUT WITH THE SUPPORT OF THOSE WHO ARE ALSO IN A POSITION TO HELP OUT.+

MR LIAO SAID THE GOVERNMENT APPRECIATED THE SOCIETY’S WORK IN PROVIDING DIRECT SERVICES AS WELL AS IN EDUCATING THE PUBLIC IN THE CONCEPTS OF FAMILY SELF-RELIANCE AND MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AMONG FAMILIES.

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SHARPEN YOUR SCALPELS CALL TO DOCTORS *****

THE SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND wELFARE, MR JOHN CHAMBERS, TODAY (THURSDAY) CALLED ON THE MEDICAL PROFESSION TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE ON LATEST DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE.

MEDICAL SUCCESS, HE SAID, DEPENDED NOT ONLY ON THE EXPERTISE OF DOCTORS, BUT ALSO ON THE QUALITY OF EQUIPMENT USED.

AND TO ILLUSTRATE HIS POINT HE QUOTED THE CHINESE ADAGE: + A WORKMAN MUST SHARPEN HIS TOOLS IF HE IS TO DO HIS WORK WELL.+

MR CHAMBERS MADE THE COMMENTS WHEN OPENING A MEDICAL EQU IPi-iEwT THE MEDEX 86/LABDEX 86 EXHIBITION HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FIRST HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDICAL ADVANCES.

MR CHAMBERS POINTED OUT THAT WHILE HONG KONG’S HOSPITAL SYSTEM rtAS UNDERGOING RAPID EXPANSION, THE SUCCESS OF ITS MEDICAL SERVICES DEPENDED NOT ONLY ON THE AVAILABILITY OF HOSPITAL BEDS, THE EXPERTISE OF DOCTORS AND THE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL STAFF BUT ALSO ON THE QUALITY OF EQUIPMENT IN USE.

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♦ M THESE DaYS OF RA.- ID TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCE, IT SEEMj THAT THERE IS NO LIMIT TO IMPROVEMENTS THAT CAN BE MADE AND IT IS THEREFORE VITAL FOR DOCTORS AND OTHER ACTIVE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH LATEST DEVELOPMENTS.

♦FOR ALL THESE REASONS IT IS MOST APPROPRIATE THAT THIS EXHIBITION IS BEING HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FIRST HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDICAL ADVANCES. THESE TWO EVENTS CLEARLY COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER.

+WHILE THE CONGRESS ACQUAINTS OUR PRACTITIONERS WITH THE LATEST CLINICAL DEVELOPMENTS, THIS EXHIBITION DISPLAYS THE ADVANCED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND PATIENT CARE SYSTEMS WHICH ARE NOW AVAILABL£,+ FE SAID.

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PROVISIONAL TRADE FIGURES FOR AUGUST * * * * *

THE GROWTH IN ALL THE TRADE AGGREGATES CONTINUED TO BE STRONG IN AUGUST 1986. THE VALUE OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS IN AUGUST 1986, aT $14 798 MILLION, GREW BY 23.5 PER CENT OR $2 816 MILLION COMPARED WITH AUGUST 1985, WHILE THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS GREW BY 20.7 PER CENT OR $1 823 MILLION TO $10 630 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 $25 428 MILLION, WAS 22.3 PER CENT OR $4 639 MILLION HIGHER THAN IN AUGUST 1985. THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY 22.Q PER CENT OR $4 37Q MILLION OVER AUGUST 1985 TO REACH $23 495 MILL ION.

AS THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS WAS GREATER THAN THAT OF IMPORTS, THE VISIBLE TRADE ACCOUNT RECORDED A SURPLUS OF $1 933 MILLION, WHICH WAS EQUIVALENT TO 8.2 PER CENT OF THE VALUE OF IMPORTS, AGAINST A SURPLUS OF 8.8 PER CENT IN AUGUST 1985.

PUTTING THE MONTH’S TRADE FIGURES INTO CONTEXT, A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN POINTED OUT THAT THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS FOR THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1986 WAS $168 668 MILLION, MADE UP OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS OF $94 442 MILLION AND RE-EXPORTS OF $74 226 MILLION.

COMPARED WITH THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1985, THE VALUE OF TOTAL EXPORTS GREW BY $14 340 MILLION OR 9.3 PER CENT, OF DOMESTIC EXPORTS BY $10 476 MILLION OR 12.5 PER CENT, AND OF RE-EXPORTS BY $3 864 MILLION OR 5.5 PER CENT.

/OVER TH

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OVER THIS PERIOD, THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREW BY *20 240 MILLION OR 13 4 PER CENT TO $170 $88 MILLION. AS THE VALUE OF IMPORTS GREa, AT A FASTER RATE THAN THAT OF TOTAL EXPORTS, A VISIBLE TRADE GAP OF 1 4 PER CENT WAS RECORDED IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1986, COMPARED w'lTH A VISIBLE TRADE SURPLUS EQUIVALENT TO 2.4 PER CENT OF THE ValUE CF IMPORTS IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1985.

COMMENTING ON THESE FIGURES, A GOVERNMENT SECRETARIAT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT THE RECOVERY IN DOMESTIC EXPORTS, WHICH BEGAN IN MARCH 1986, HAS GATHERED MOMENTUM IN RECENT MONTHS. THE DEPRECIATION OF THE HONG KONG DOLLAR, IN LINE WITH THE U S DOLLAR UNDER THE LINKED EXCHANGE RATE SYSTEM, AGAINST MOST MAJOR CURRENCIES HAS ENHANCED THE COMPETITIVENESS OF HONG KONG’S DOMESTIC EXPORTS.

THE VALUE OF RE-EXPORTS HAS RESUMED POSITIVE GROWTH SINCE APRIL 1986, AFTER HAVING DECLINED ON A YEAR-ON-YEAR BASIS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR. THE RECOVERY IN RE-EXPORTS WAS PARTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO CHINA’S EFFORTS IN PROMOTING ITS EXPORTS, RESULTI.Io IN MORE CHINA GOODS BEING CHANELLED THROUGH HONG KONG TO MARKETS OVERSEAS.

THE FOLLOWING TABLE PRESENTS FIGURES FOR AUGUST 1986:

THE PROVISIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE

MERCHANDISE: DOMESTIC EXPORTS : $14 789 MILLION

RE-EXPORTS : *10 630 MILLION

TOTAL EXPORTS : $25 428 MILLION

IMPORTS : *23 495 MILLION

TRADE BALANCE : $ 1 933 MILL ION ( IN SURPLUS)

COMPARATIVE FIGURES

JUN 86 JUN 85

TO TO

LATEST 3 MONTHS AUG 86 HK$ MN. AUG 85 HK$ MN. HK$ 1NCREASE MN.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 41 614 34 515 7 099 23.6

RE-EXPORTS 30 792 26 061 4 731 18.2

TOTAL EXPORTS 72 406 60 576 11 830 19.5

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IMPORTS 70 490 57 734 12 756 22.1

TRADE BALANCE 1 916 2 842 -926

SAME MONTH LAST YEAR AUGUST 1986 HK$ MN. AUGUST 1985 HK$ MN. INCREASE HK® MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 14 798 (58.2%) 11 982 (57.6%) 2 816 23.5

re-exports 10 630 8 807 1 823 20.7

TOTAL EXPORTS 25 428 20 789 4 639 22.3

IMPORTS 23 495 19 116 4 379 22.9

TRADE BALANCE 1 933 1 673 » 260

LAST MONTH AUGUST 1986 HK$ MN. JULY 1986 HKS MN. INCREASE HK$ MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 14 798 (58.2%) 14 270 (57.5%) 528 3. 1

RE-EXPORTS 10 630 10 564 66 □ .6

TOTAL EXPORTS 25 428 24 834 594 2.4

IMPORTS 23 495 24 160 -665 -2.3

TRADE BALANCE 1 933 674 1 259

CALENDAR YEAR TO-DATE JAN-AUG 1986 HK$ MN. JAN-AUG 1985 HK® MN. INCREASE HK® MN. %

DOMESTIC EXPORTS (% OF TOTAL EXPORTS) 94 442 (56.0%) 83 966 (54.4%) 10 476 12.5

RE-EXPORTS 74 226 70 362 3 864 5.5

TOTAL EXPORTS 168 668 154 328 14 340 o.3

IMPORTS 170 988 150 748 20 240 13.4

TRADE BALANCE -2 320 3 580 -5 900

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CHUHi fEPTOtBER 25, ‘i<?86

LAST 12 MONTHS SEP 85 TO SEP 84 TO AUG 85 HKS MN. HK$ I’CR MN. EASE

AUG HK$ 86 MN.

DOMESTIC EXPORTS 140 358 132 428 7 933 6. J

RE-EXPORTS 109 135 102 427 6 708 6.5

TOTAL EXPORTS 249 493 234 855 14 638 6.2

IMPORTS 251 660 229 634 22 026 9.6

TRADE BALANCE -2 167 5 221 -7 388

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REGISTRATION REVOKED

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THC COMMISSIONER OF BANKING ANNOUNCED THAT THE REGISTRATION OF SING-HO FINANCE COMPANY LIMITED AS A DEPOSIT-TAKING COMPANY HAS BEEN REVOKED TODAY AT ITS OWN REQUEST UNDER SECTION 31(2) OF THE BANKING ORDINANCE 1986.

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST

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THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT TODAY (THURSDAY) PUBLISHED THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES FOR AUGUST ^98b. iHE NEW CP 1(A) AND NEW CPl(B) (OCTOBER 84/SEPTEMBER 85 = 100) FOR AUGUST 1986 WERE 103.9 AND 104.2 RESPECTIVELY.

COMPARED WITH JULY 1986, AND BEARING IN MIND THAT THIS COMPARISON MAY BE AFFECTED BY SEASONAL FACTORS, THE NEW LPJ(A) DECREASED BY 0.4 PER CENT AND THE NEW CPI(B), BY 0.3 PER CENT.

THF 1979-80-BASED CP I (A) AND CP I (B) FOR AUGUST 1986 r and 7 RESPECTIVELY REPRESENTING INCREASES OF 2.8 rcS’r-i! AM 3 5 PER CENT RESPECTIVELY OVER AUGUST 1985. COMPARED WITH JULY 1986, CPl(A) DECREASED BY 0.4 PER CENT AND CP 1(B), BY 0.3 PER CENT.

tup AVERAGE CP 1(A) AND AVERAGE CP 1(B) FOR THc. 12 MONTHS fmdfd AUcfisT 1986 AT 162 7 AND 163.6 RESPECTIVELY, WERE 2.9 PERECENTGAND 3.a per CENT RESPECTIVELY HIGHER THAN THE AVcRAGE FOR THE 12 MONTHS ENDED AUGUST 1985.

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PRICE MOVEMENTS DESCRIBED BELOW ARE BASED ON THE NEW CPI SER IES.

DURING THE THREE-MONTH PERIOD ENDED AUGUST 1986, THE SEASONALLY ADJUSTED NEW CP I (A) AND NEW CP 1(B) BOTH INCREASED AT AN AVERAGE RATE OF Q.3 PER CENT PER MONTH.

DURING AUGUST, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES, LIVE POULTRY, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED. ON THE OTHER HAND, RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH FRUIT AND JEWELLERY AND CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT INCREASED.

THE NEW CP 1(A) AND THE NEW CP 1(B) ARE BASED ON THE EXPENDITURE PATTERNS OF 50 PER CENT AND 30 PER CENT, RESPECTIVELY, OF URBAN HOUSEHOLDS IN HONG KONG, WHICH WERE DERIVED FROM THE 1984-85 HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE SURVEY.

THE NEW CP 1(A) REFERS TO HOUSEHOLDS SPENDING BETWEEN 12 330 AND $6 499 A MONTH AT THAT TIME AND THE NEW CP 1(B) BETWEEN $6 533 AND $9 999 A MONTH.

CHANGES IN THE INDEXES FOR AUGUST 1986 IN RESPECT OF THE NINE COMMODITY-SERVICE SECTIONS IN THE TWO NEW CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES, AS COMPARED WITH JULY 1986, ARE GIVEN BELOW.

(OCTOBER 1984 TO SEPTEMBER 1985 AVERAGE = 133)

NEW CP 1 (A) NEW CP 1(B)

SECTION INDEX FOR AUG. 86 % CHANGE OVER JUL. 86 INDEX FOR AUG. 86 % CHANGE OVER JUL. 86

FOODSTUFFS 102.3 -1.0 102.5 -0.8

HOUS ING 104.8 +0.1 104.4 +0.1

FUEL AND LIGHT 88.9 -0.5 89.6 -3.3

ALCOHOL IC DR INKS AND TOBACCO (FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) 110.2 -0.1 110.0 -0.1

CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR 106.1 -1.6 107.1 -1.6

DURABLE GOODS 105.9 +0.1 105.0 +3.3*

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MISCELLANEOUS 134.5 +0.7 135.1 + 3.6

GOODS

TRANSPORT AND 106.8 +0.3* 136.0 +3.3*

VEH ICLES

SERV ICES 109.5 +0.7 109.0 +3.6

ALL ITEMS 103.P -0.4 104.2 -3.3

* LESS THAN 0.05 PER CENT

COMPARED WITH JULY 1986, THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS DECREASED BY 1.0 PER CENT IN NEW CP 1(A) AND BY 0.8 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(B). THIS WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE DECREASES IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICES OF FRESH VEGETABLES AND LIVE POULTRY, WHICH MORE THAN OFFSET THE INCREASE IN THE AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE OF FRESH FRUIT. THE EFFECT OF MOVEMENTS IN THE RETAIL PRICES OF OTHER FOOD ITEMS ON THE INDEX FOR FOODSTUFFS WAS INSIGNIFICANT.

THE INDEX FOR CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR DECREASED BY 1.6 PER CENT IN BOTH NEW CP 1(A) AND NEW CP 1(B) DUE TO LOWER PRICES OF IREN’S AND WOMEN'S OUTERCLOTHING.

THE INDEX FOR MISCELLANEOUS GOODS INCREASED BY 0.7 PER CENT IN NEW CP 1(A) AND BY 0.6 PER CENT IN NEW CP 1(B) AS A RESULT OF HIGHER PRICES OF JEWELLERY.

THE INDEX FOR SERVICES INCREASED BY 0.7 PER CENT IN NE* CPI(A) AND BY 0.6 PER CENT IN NEW CPI(B) BECAUSE OF HIGHER CHARGES FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.

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 DtRIV’-u FROM CPI FIGURES TO MORE THAN 1 DECIMAL PLACE.)

MORE DETAILS ARE GIVEN IN THE +CONSUMER PRICE INDEX REPORT* FOR AUGUST 1986, WHICH IS AVAILABLE AT S3 PER COPY FROM THc GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, HONG KONG: OR FROM THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, ROOM 1904, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, 317 DES VOEUX ROAD CENTRAL, HONG KONG: OR FROM THE INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, BASKERVILLE HOUSE, DUDDELL STREET, HONG KONG FOR LOCAL AND OVERSEAS MAILINGS.

ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE INDEXES CAN BE MADE > I TH THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX SECTION OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT ON 3-7216512.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1986

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CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION OPENS TOMORROW * * * * *

aAN CHAI RESIDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CIVIC RIGHTS AND THEIR DUTIES DURING A CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION wHICH OPENS TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

THE FOUR-DAY EXHIBITION WILL BE STAGED AT THE GROUND FLOOR LOBBY OF HENNESSY CENTRE IN CAUSEWAY BAY AND WILL FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHS, CARTOONS, POSTERS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES ON CIVIC RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, DISTRICT BOARD, ELECTIONS AND CHANNELS OF EXPRESSING OPINIONS.

ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30), THE EXHIBITION WILL MOVE TO THE HARBOUR ROAD GARDEN WHERE IT WILL BE STAGED FOR SIX DAYS.

THE EXHIBITION IS ONE OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICE THIS YEAR.

OTHER CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ORGANISED SO FAR INCLUDE A CIVIC ORIENTEERING COMPETITION, THE YOUNG REPORTERS’ SCHEME, THE PUBLICATION OF +YOUR RIGHTS AND DUTIES* PAMPHLET, A CHILDREN CIVIC EDUCATION DAY, A SUMMER YOUTH CAMP AND THE HAPPY VALLEY DAY.

TO ATTRACT MORE RESIDENTS TO THE EXHIBITION THERE WILL BE FREE COMPUTER GAMES ON DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION AS WELL AS FREE HANDOUTS WITH USEFUL INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY AT 11 AM TOMORROW WILL ci THE WAN CHAI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR ROGER GARCIA? THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS CARMAN CHIU? AND THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CIVIC EDUCATION WORKING GROUP OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE, MR TANG CHUNG-TAI.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITION AT 11 AM TOMORROW AT THE GROUND FLOOR LOBBY OF HENNESSY CENTRE, HENNESSY ROAD, CAUSEWAY BAY.

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DB COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

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MEMBERS OF THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE OF THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (FRIDAY) TO DISCUSS AIR POLLUTION IN THE DISTRICT.

A SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER, MR NG KWOK-YING, WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON PRINCIPLES GOVERNING AIR POLLUTION CONTROL, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO FUEL RESTRICTIONS.

/KBNBBRS WILL

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MEMBERS WILL ALSO DISCUSS THE CONTROL OF ANIMAL WASTE DISPOSAL AND A PROPOSAL TO UTILISE VACANT LAND IN THE DISTRICT.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW AT 2.30 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE NORTH DISTRICT OFFICE, JOCKEY CLUB ROAD, FANLING.

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DB MEMBERS TO WATCH FIRE DRILL

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THE K«AI CHUNG ‘NJ/S ING T I DISTR ICT BOARD THE ^^Al CHUNS S'^sirXRROW*^!^) TOR bIaR^MEHBERS TO OBSERVE A FIRE DRILL

ON TSING Yl ISLAND.

THE FIRE DR ILL ON THE ISLAND AT 11 VvILL BE ARRANGED AT

u.’ill RE CONDUCTED AT THE CALTEX OIL DEPOT SITE AM A BRIEFING ON THE OIL DEPOT OPERATION THE TSING Yl FIRE STATION PRIOR TO THE DRILL.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

FONG ROAD, KWAI CHUNG, BY 9.15 AM.

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NOMINATION FOR D3 BY-ELECTION RECEIVED rr ^4- rr

ANOTHER NOMINATION WAS RECEIVED TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE DISTRICT BOARD BY-ELECTIO" NEXT "ONTH IN THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT.

MR CHIANG SAI-CHEONG, A 3O-YEAR-3LD TEACHER, WAS NOMINATED FOR THE VACANCY IM THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY.

/L'HIL BRINGb

'HU RE DAY, SEPTEMBER 2J, 1986


T^IS BRINGS TO TWO THE NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS FOR THE COMING BY-ELECTION.

I NATION OF CANDIDATES STARTED ON SEPTEMBER 12 AND WILL LAST UNTIL TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 26).

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+CHARITY RIDE+ FOR HOSPITAL PROJECT TOMORROW

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ANYONE WHO BOARDS A PUBLIC LIGHT BUS, MAX I CAB OR TAXI WITH +FUND RAISING CHARITY RIDE+ FLAGS TOMORROW (FRIDAY) WILL BECOME DONORS OF THE UNITED CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL EXTENSION PROJECT.

PROCEEDS FROM MORE THAN 1 000 VEHICLES TAKING PART IN THE CHARITY RIDE WILL GO TOWARDS FUNDS FOR THE PROJECT.

CHAIRMAN OF THE FUND RAISING ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR LAM HANG-FAI, WHO IS ALSO THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, CALLED ON RESIDENTS TODAY (THURSDAY) TO SUPPORT THE CHARITY DRIVE.

HE THANKED DRIVERS FOR CONTRIBUTING THEIR TIME AND ENERGY AND FOR SHOWING THEIR REAL CONCERN FOR THE COMMUNITY.

THE CHARITY RIDE INVOLVING PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES AND MAXICABS WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 7 AM TO 10 PM AND FOR TAXIS FROM 8 AM TO 9 PM.

COMMUTERS WILL BE REQUESTED TO PUT THE FARE INTO A SPECIALLY DESIGNED COLLECTION BOX AND CAN CONTRIBUTE MORE IF THEY DESIRE TO DO SO.

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CAS RECRUITS COMPLETE BASIC TRAINING * * * * *

MORE THAN 200 MEN AND WOMEN RECRUITED BY THE CIVIL AID SERVICES WILL TAKE PART IN A PASSING-OUT PARADE AT THE CHEUNG SHA WAN PLAYGROUND IN CHEUNG SHA WAN ROAD, SHAM SHU I PO, AT 7.30 PM ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 27).

BASIC TRAINING IN FOOTDRILL, FOREST FIRE FIGHTING, COMMUNITY

THE RECRUITS HAVE JUST COMPLETED DISCIPLINE, FIRST AID, LIGHT RESCUE, INVOLVEMENT AND TYPHOON DUTIES.

/THEY WILL .......

THURSDAY, EEPTrNBER 25, 1986

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THEY WILL BE POSTED TO VARIOUS CAS UNITS IN HONG KONG, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY.

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR CHAN WA-SHEK, AND PRESENT SPECIAL CERTIFICATES TO THRcE

THE COMMISSIONER OF WILL INSPECT THE PARADE OUTSTANDING RECRUITS.

MR CHAN WILL ALSO PRESENT CIVIL DEFENCE LONG-SERVICE CLASPS TO 59 OTHER CAS MEMBERS AND THE COMMISSIONER’S COMMENDATION CERTIFICATES TO FOUR CAS VOLUNTEER OFFICERS FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE EVENT.

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BANNER PRESENTATION CEREMONY

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TEN FISHERMEN WILL LEAVE FOR JAPAN AT THE END OF THE MONTH FOR A STUDY TOUR ORGANISED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION.

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAURENCE LEE, a ILL PRESENT A BANNER TO THE DELEGATION TOMORROW (FRIDAY) AT 3 PM AT A CEREMONY TO BE HELD AT THE DEPARTMENT’S CONFERENCE ROOM ON THE 14TH FLOOR OF CANTON ROAD GOVERNMENT OFFICES,

393 CANTON ROAD, KOWLOON.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESENTATION. ----------------------------o--------

THREE LOTS OF LAND FOR AUCTION

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THREE LOTS OF GOVERNMENT LAND WILL BE AUCTIONED TOMORROW (FRIDAY) BY THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT.

TWO ARE IN KOWLOON AND THE OTHER IS ON HONG KONG ISLAND.

/THE KOWLOON .......

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THE KOWLOON SITES -- BOTH FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL USE — ARE AT FORFAR ROAD AND ARGYLE STREET AND MEASURE 3 223 AND 1 532 SQUARl METRES RESPECTIVELY.

THE THIRD SITE OF 123 SQUARE METRES IS A NON-1NDUSTRI AL LOT AT SHAU KEI WAN ROAD.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE AUCTION WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE CITY HALL THEATRE AT 2.30 PM.

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TSUEN WAN SUB-OFFICE TE-LEPHONE CHANGES

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PEOPLE TELEPHONING THE TSUEN WAN SUB-OFFICE OF THE INLAND REVENUE DEPARTMENT HAVE TO DIAL NEW NUMBERS FROM TOMORROW (FRIDAY).

ORIGINAL TELEPHONE NUMBERS UNDER THE RANGE OF 0-40..., 0-42... AND 0-46... WILL BE CHANGED TO 0-490..., 0-492..., AND 0-416... WITH EFFECT FROM 7 AM TOMORROW.

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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF JARDINE’S BAZAAR

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TO FACILITATE ROAD RESURFACING WORK, JARDINE’S BAZAAR IN CAUSEWAY BAY WILL BE TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FROM MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY (SEPTEMBER 27) TO 6 AM THE NEXT MORNING.

DURING THE CLOSURE, VEHICLES ON IRVING STREET HEADING FOR HENNESSY ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED VIA PENNINGTON STREET AND YEE WO STREET. IN ADDITION, THE PUBLIC LIGHT BUS STAND IN JARDINE’S BAZAAR WILL BE SUSPENDED.

THE MEASURE WILL BE IN FORCE AGAIN BETWEEN MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) AND 6 AM THE NEXT DAY.

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TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHUNG YEUNG * * * * *

FROM SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 28), SPECIAL TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE NEW TERRITORIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CHUNG YEUNG FESTIVAL WHICH FALLS ON OCTOBER 12.

ROAD CLOSURES:

* BETWEEN 4 AM AND 8 PM ON SEPTEMBER 28, OCTOBER 5, 11, 12, I'* 19 AND 26, THE SECTION OF WO HOP SHEK ROAD FROM WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT TO ITS JUNCTION WITH ROAD D6 WILL BE CLOSED TO PRIVATE CARS (INCLUDING VEHICLES ACCOMPANYING HEARSES), EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES, HEARSES, FRANCHISED BUSES, PUBLIC LIGHT BUSES, TAXIS AND COACHES CARRYING PASSENGERS.

* BETWEEN 4 AM AND 8 PM ON THE SAME DAYS, THE SECTION OF WO HOP SHEK ROAD BEYOND ITS JUNCTION WITH ROAD D6 WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC (INCLUDING VEHICLES ACCOMPANYING HEARSES), EXCEPT. EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND HEARSES.

* AT THE SAME TIME, THE EAST ACCESS ROAD TO WO HOP SHEK FROM KAU LUNG HANG WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC (INCLUDING VEHICLES ACCOMPANYING HEARSES), EXCEPT FRANCHISED BUSES, EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND HEARSES.

* BETWEEN 7 AM AND 6 PM ON THE SAME DAYS, THE SLIP ROAD AT WO HOP SHEK CONNECTION FROM NORTHBOUND NT TRUNK ROAD LEADING TO WO HOP SHEK MINI-ROUNDABOUT WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC (INCLUDING VEHICLE ACCOMPANYING HEARSES), EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND HEARSES.

* ALSO BETWEEN 7 AM AND 6 PM ON THE SAME DAYS, FANLING PLAYGROUND ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT KMB BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES, EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND RESIDENTS REQUIRING LOCAL ACCESS. AT THE SAME TIME, THE FANLING KCR STATION FORECOURT WILL BE CLOSED AT ITS ACCESS FROM ROAD D5 TO ALL VEHICLES, EXCEPT KMB BUSES, GREEN MINIBUSES AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES.

* LO WAI ROAD, SECTION BETWEEN LO WAI BUS TERMINUS AND YUEN YUEN HOK YUEN, WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM ON OCTOBER *, 11, 12, 13 AND 19. DURING THE CLOSURE, THE LO WAI END TERMINATING POINT FOR NEW TERRITORIES GREEN MINIBUS ROUTES 81 AND 81M WILL BE RELOCATED TO THE LO WAI BUS TERMINUS.

* THE OLD ACCESS ROAD TO TSUEN WAN CEMETERY FROM TEXACO ROAD IN TSEUN WAN IS NOW CLOSED TO TRAFFIC TO FACILITATE CONSTRUCTION OF TSI NG Yl NORTH BRIDGE. ”HE NEW ACCESS TO THE CEMETERY IS VIA WING SHUN STREET IN KWAI CHUNG.

/JING 3HUN .......

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WING SHUN STREET AT ITS JUNCTION WITH KWAI HEI STREET WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND HEARSES FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM ON OCTOBER 5, 11, 12, 13 AND 19.

MEANWHILE, ROAD CLOSURE MEASURE WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE POLICE AT THE JUNCTION OF WING SHUN STREET, KWAI HEI STREET AND KWAI YUE STREET.

GRAVE-SWEEPERS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE THE MTR AND GET OFF AT KWAI FONG STATION.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES:

X FROM 7 AM TO 9 AM AND FROM 5 PM TO 7 PM ON SEPTEMBER 28, OCTOBER 5, 12, 13 AND 19, KCR TRAIN SERVICES WILL BE STRENGTHENED AND WILL OPERATE AT FANLING AT FIVE-MINUTE INTERVALS. TRAIN SERVICES WILL OPERATE AT A 10-MINUTE FREQUENCY FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM ON THE SAME DAYS. »

* A SPECIAL SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE, ROUTE 7OR, WILL OPERATE BETWEEN FANLING KCR STATION AND WO HOP SHEK AT ABOUT THREE-MINUTE INTERVALS ON OCTOBER 5, 12, 19 AND 26. THE FARE WILL BE $1 FOR A SINGLE JOURNEY.

* ANOTHER SPECIAL BUS SERVICE, ROUTE 70S, WILL OPERATE BETWEEN JORDAN ROAD FERRY BUS TERMINUS AND WO HOP SHEK VIA TOLO HIGHWAY ON OCTOBER 5, 12 AND 19. THIS SPECIAL SERVICE WILL OPERATE AT ABOUT SIX-MINUTE INTERVALS AT A FARE OF $4.

X MEANWHILE, KMB ROUTES NO. 69, 70, 70X AND 73 WILL ALSO BE STRENGTHENED.

X GRAVE-SWEEPERS INTENDING TO GO TO SANDY RIDGE CAN TAKE THE REGULAR BUS SERVICE, ROUTE 73K, PLYING BETWEEN SHEUNG SHU I AND SAN UK LING OR THE TRAIN SERVICE TO LO WU.

X PLB’S, TAXIS AND COACHES CARRYING PASSENGERS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO SET DOWN PASSENGERS AT DESIGNATED LOCATIONS AND WAITING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.

CAR PARK FACILITIES AND PRIVATE TRANSPORT:

GRAVE-SWEEPERS ARE ADVISED TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO GO TO THE CEMETERIES AS THERE WILL BE NO PARKING FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN THE VICINITY OF WO HOP SHEK. PARKING SPACES IN SHEUNG SHUI, FANLING (IN ON LOK TSUEN) AND AROUND TSUEN WAN CEMETERY ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

/PRIVATE CARS, .......

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PRIVATE CARS, PRIVATE LIGHT BUSES AND PRIVATE COACHES WILL NOT BP ALLOWED TO SET DOWN OR PICK UP PASSENGERS WITHIN ONE KILOMETRE ON TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SERVICE ROAD (WEST) ON EITHER SIDE OF WO HOP SHEK ROAD. ALSO, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO STOP FOR PASSENGERS WITHIN 300 METRES ON TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SERVICE ROAD (WEST) ON EITHER SIDE OF THE EAST ACCESS ROAD TO WO HOP SHEK FROM KAU LUNG HANG.

ADVICE TO MOTORISTS AND GRAVE-SWEEPERS:

MOTORISTS TRAVELLING FROM THE SOUTH AND INTENDING TO VISIT WO HOP SHEK ARE ADVISED TO USE TAI PO ROAD TAI WO SERVICE ROAD (WEST) AT HONG LOK YUEN.

GRAVE-SWEEPERS ARE ADVISED NOT TO USE THE VILLAGE FOOTPATHS SOUTH OF THE FANLING STATION AS THESE NOW FORM PART OF A CONSTRUCTION SITE AND ARE NOT SAFE FOR PUBLIC USE. PASSENGERS WISHING TO GO TO THE CEMETERY ARE ADVISED TO FOLLOW THE PEDESTRIAN ROUTE FROM FANLING KCR STATION TO FAILING PLAYGROUND ROAD, FANLING ROUNDABOUT, TAI PO ROAD, WO HOP SHEK INTERCHANGE AND WO HOP SHEK ROAD.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1986

ROYAL VISIT MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS * * * * *

A BRIEFING ON MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS FOR COVERING THE VISIT OF THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH TO HONG KONG WILL BE HELD AT THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, AT 4.30 PM NEXT MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

THE BRIEFING WILL BE GIVEN BY THE DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION SERVICES, MR JOHN CHAN, WHO IS ALSO THE ROYAL VISIT PRESS OFFICER.

APPLICATION FORMS FOR LAPEL BADGES FOR VARIOUS PRESS POSITIONS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE BRIEFING, WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO SEND REPRESENTATIVES WHO WILL BE CO-ORDINATING COVERAGE OF THE ROYAL VISIT FOR YOUR ORGANISATION.

DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

STEPS BEING TAKEN TO CURB ’INERTIA SliLUNG’ ...................... 1

NEW APPOIimffiOT TO PSC .......................................... 2

TilO NOMINATED FOR KO'hLOON CITY DB BY-ELECTION................... 2

LAND SOLD FOR 8117.2 MILLION...................................... 3

YAU KA TEI OUTLINE ZONING PLAN AMENDED............................ 3

FOCUS ON GDI ESTIMATES............................................ 4

LATEST TRANSPORT GUIDE ON SALE.................................... 5

SITES OFFERED TOR LETEiRS A-B TENDERS ............................ 5

FISHERMEN TO LEARN FROM JAPAN...................«................. 6

FIGHT CRIME GROUP VISITS POLICE SCHOOL............................ 7

MIKG A.LiRENGSS PROGRAMME CLOSES ON SUNDAY........................ 8

WAT SR CARNIVAL FOR YAU NA TSI TOMORROW........................... 8

SOUTHERN RESIDENTS TO DISCUSS DISTRICT AFFAIRS ................... 9

CONCERT TO CLOSE TUEN MUN YOUTH PROGRAMME......................... 9

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN TWO ARuAS TO BE CLOSED..................... 10

RESURFACING WORK ON LION ROCK TUNIIEL ROAD......................  11

HUNG HOM FLYOVER CLOSED FOR RESURFACING .......................   11

CLEAR UATER BAY ROAD BAIT LIFTED ................................ 11

HEAVY VEHICLES BANNED IN :iAN CHAI STREET........................ 11

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1986

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STEPS BEING TAKEN TO CURB 'INERTIA SELLING’

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THE GOVERNMENT IS PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE POST OFFICE ORDINANCE TO CURB 'INERTIA SELLING’ AND MAINTAIN THE COMPETITIVENESS CF THE POST OFF ICE.

THE PROPOSALS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE TODAY (FRIDAY) UNDER THE POST OFFICE (AMENDMENT) BILL 1986.

A PROPOSED AMENDMENT WILL MAKE IT AN OFFENCE TO POST ANY BILL, INVOICE OR STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT DUE FOR UNSOLICITED GOODS OR SERVICES UNLESS THE DOCUMENT HAS A CLEAR NOTICE IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE THAT IT IS NOT A BILL AND NEED NOT BE PAID. IT IS ALSO PROPOSED THAT THE MAXIMUM PENALTY SHOULD BE $100 000 AND THREE YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT.

A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THE PROPOSALS WERE THOUGHT NECESSARY BECAUSE OF THE SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS FROM BOTH LOCAL AND OVERSEAS COMPANIES REGARDING UNSOLICITED ENTRIES IN TRADE DIRECTORIES -- COMMONLY KNOWN AS ’INERTIA SELLING’.

THE COMPLAINANT COMPANY USUALLY RECEIVES A DOCUMENT HEADED ’INVOICE’, ’DEBIT NOTE’ OR ’STATEMENT’ WHICH GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT IT OWES MONEY TO A DIRECTORY PUBLISHING COMPANY FOR THE INSERTION OF ITS NAME IN A TRADE DIRECTORY.

BUT, ON CLOSER EXAMINATION, THE ’INVOICE’ CONTAINS SMALL PRINT TO THE EFFECT THAT IT IS ONLY UPON PAYMENT BEING MADE THAT THE ENTRY WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE DIRECTORY.

HOWEVER, ACCOUNT CLERKS ARE OFTEN DECEIVED INTO THINKING THAT THIS IS A SMALL DEBT OWED BY THEIR COMPANY AND, AS A MATTER ROUTINE, MAKE THE PAYMENT REQUESTED.

IN ADDITION TO THIS DECEPTION, THE DIRECTORIES ARE SOMETIMES NOT PRINTED OR, IF PRINTED, THEY ARE OF NO COMMERCIAL VALUE.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT IT WAS HOPED THAT THE AMENDMENT wOULD CURTAIL THE AMOUNT OF ’INERTIA SELLING’ EMANATING FROM HONG KONG AND THUS PRESERVE HONG KONG’S IMAGE AS A BONA FIDE CENTRE OF COMMERCE.

ANOTHER PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ORDINANCE WILL ENABLE THE POSTMASTER GENERAL TO PROVIDE CREDIT FACILITIES TO REGULAR USERS CF THE ’SPEEDPOST’ SERVICE AND TO BULK PARCEL CUSTOMERS.

AT PRESENT, REGULAR CUSTOMERS OF THE ’SPEEDPOST’ SERVICE ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN A STANDING DEPOSIT WITH THE POST OFFICE TO COVER THE POSTAGE ON ITEMS COLLECTED FROM THEIR PREMISES.

ALSO, FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY OF ABUSES OF FRANKING MACHINES, THE POSTMASTER GENERAL INTENDS TO STOP THE USE OF THIS FACILITY FOR THE POSTING OF PARCELS.

/THE AVAILABILITY .......

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TLic -'/All ARII ITY OF CREDIT FACILITIES WILL OFFER A MORE rAMv-i-MT^qPFFDPOSF SERVICE wHICH DISPENSES WITH THE STANDING_ --Ea-^AND ^ALTERNATIVE EFF ICIENT MEANS OF HANDLING BULK PARCtL CUSTOMERS "substring tSI USE OF PRIVATE FRANKING MACHINES.

T .r M so PROPOSES TO DELETE SECTION 32(4) OF THE ™ ST5Jsi!!L0SYS?SX|CNALme U?h“R HVTERNATIONALSPRACTICE AS GOVERNED BY THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION CONVENTION.

THE SPOKESMAN NOTED THAT GENERALLY FINES PROVIDED IN THE ORDINANCE WERE SET AT THEIR PRESENT LEVELS IN 1926.

another PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ORDINANCE WILL ADJUST

TO S1J OOO THE LIQUIDATED DAMAGES PAYABLE BY SHIPS MASTERS TO THE POSTMASTER GENERAL FOR NON-DELIVERY OF POSTAL PACKtTS.

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NEW APPOINTMENT TO PSC * * * *

MR PHILIP WONG KIN-HANG HAS BEEN APPOINTED A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. HE WILL TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT ON OCTOBER 1.

MR WONG IS A SOLICITOR IN PRIVATE PRACTICE. HE HAS WIDE COMMUNITY INTERESTS AND IS A MEMBER OF THE SECURITIES COMMISSION, THE MEDICAL DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE, THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE PANEL, THE PANEL OF THE PERFORMING RIGHT TRIBUNAL, THE LAND OFFICE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE, THE TUNG WAH GROUP OF HOSPITALS ADVISORY BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY CHEST.

TWO NOMINATED FOR KOWLOON CITY DB BY-ELECTION *****

Tur "AND!DATES HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO CONTEST A SEAT ON THE KOWLOON CITY DISTRICT BOARD IN A BY-ELECTION ON OCTOBER 16.

jnr_ ™E TWO CANDIDATES FOR THE HO MAN TIN SOUTH CONSTITUENCY ARE MR SO CHOI-HING, 42, AND MR CHIANG SAI-CHEONG, 30.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL FILL THE SEAT VACATED BY A BOARD MEMBER WHO RESIGNED LAST MONTH.

REGISTERED VOTERS OF THE CARDS IN DUE COURSE INFORMING THE LOCATION OF THEIR POLLING

CONSTITUENCY WILL RECEIVE POLL THEM OF THE ELECTION AND OF STATIONS.

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LAND SOLD FOR $117.2 MILLION * * * * *

THREE PIECES OF GOVERNMENT LAND WERE SOLD FOR $117.2 MILLION AT AN AUCTION HELD AT THE CITY HALL TODAY (FRIDAY).

W LARGEST SITE SOLD - AND ALSO THE ONE WHICH ATTRACTED MOST ATTENTION - WAS A 3 223-SQUARE-METRE LOT AT FORFAR ROAD, KOWLOON.

THIS WAS PURCHASED BY WILL RISE LIMITED FOR $83 MILLION. BIDDING OPENED AT $55 MILLION.

UNDER THE LEASE CONDITIONS, NOT LESS THAN 6 400 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA MUST BE BUILT ON THE PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL SITE BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1989.

A SITE ALSO FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AT 165 ARGYLE STREET, KOWLOON, WAS SOLD FOR $31 MILLION. BIDDING OPENED AT $22 MILLION.

THE BUYER, PROFIT POOL PROPERTIES LIMITED, IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 2 500 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA ON THE 1 532-SOUARE-METRE SITE BY SEPTEMBER 30, 1989.

THE LAST SITE, AT SHAU KEI WAN ROAD ON HONG KONG ISLAND, WAS PURCHASED BY LEOFORD INVESTMENT CO. LTD. FOR $3.2 MILLION.

BIDDING FOR THE NON-INDUSTRIAL SITE STARTED AT $2.5 MILLION.

UNDER THE SALES CONDITIONS, THE 123-SQUARE-METRE SITE CANNOT BE USED FOR GODOWN PURPOSE.

THE BUILDING COVENANT REQUIRES THAT A MINIMUM OF 260 SQUARE METRES OF GROSS FLOOR AREA MUST BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 31, 1989.

COMMENTING ON THE SALES RESULTS, THE AUCTIONEER, GOVERNMENT LAND AGENT MR C.M. MO, OF THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT, SAID THE PRICES OBTAINED WERE BETTER THAN HE EXPECTED.

+IT SHOWS THERE IS STILL KEEN INTEREST IN SITES OF THIS SORT, HE SAID.

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YAU MA TEI OUTLINE ZONING PLAN AMENDED

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TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE YAU MA TEI OUTLINE ZONING PLAN WERE ANNOUNCED BY THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD TODAY (FRIDAY).

THE FIRST IS THE REZONING &F THE YAU MA TEI +SIX STREETS+ AREA FROM +GOVERNMENT-1NSTI TUT ION-COMMUNITY+ USE AND +OPEN SPACE+ TO A +COMPREHENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT AREA+.

/the six ......

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1986

THE SIX STREETS ARE TUNG KUN STREET, CANTON ROAD, CHING PING STREET, LEE TAT STREET, CHEUNG SHU I STREET AND PUBLIC SQUARE STREET.

A SPOKESMAN SAID THE AREA WOULD BE REDEVELOPED BY THE HONG KONG HOUSING SOCIETY UNDER AN URBAN IMPROVEMENT SCHEME WHICH HAD BEEN AGREED IN PRINCIPLE BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND THE BOARD.

THE TWO-PHASE SCHEME WILL PROVIDE A TOTAL OF 1 600 FLATS FOR SALE OR RENTAL, A RESTAURANT, SUPERMARKET, SHOPS, OPEN SPACE AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES SUCH AS A DAY-CARE CENTRE FOR THE ELDERLY, A KINDERGARTEN AND A NURSERY.

THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE AREA WILL BE MUCH IMPROVED WHEN THIS URBAN RENEWAL SCHEME IS COMPLETED IN 1991.

THE OTHER AMENDMENT IS TO REZONE TWO SITES AT 570 CANTON ROAD AND 57 BATTERY STREET FROM +COMMERCIAL-RESI DENT IAL+ USE TO +OPEN SPACE+, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE MORE RECREATIONAL FACILITIES IN THE AREA.

WRITTEN OBJECTIONS TO THE AMENDMENTS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TOWN PLANNING BOARD BY NOVEMBER 25.

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FOCUS ON GDP ESTIMATES * * * *

A SPECIAL REVIEW, ENTITLED +THE PRODUCTION-BASED GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT ESTIMATES*, IS INCLUDED IN THE JULY ISSUE OF THE HONG KONG MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS.

THE ARTICLE DESCRIBES THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OF THE ESTIMATES OF GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) COMPILED FROM THE PRODUCTION APPROACH AND PROVIDES AN ANALYSIS OF CHARACTER I ST IC FEATURES OF THE DATA SERIES FOR THE PERIOD 1980-1984.

THE PRODUCTION-BASED GDP ESTIMATES SHOW THE CONTRIBUTION OF VARIOUS ECONOMIC SECTORS, E.G. MANUFACTURING, CONSTRUCTION AND SERVICES SECTORS IN TERMS OF VALUE ADDED TO THE TOTAL GDP.

THE ANALYSIS OF PAST DATA SERIES PRESENTED SHOWS THE CHANGES IN THE CONTRIBUTION BY ECONOMIC SECTORS TO THE GDP OVER TIME AND STRUCTURAL RATIOS OF THE ECONOMIC SECTORS.

MORE DETAILS ARE INCLUDED IN THE JULY ISSUE OF THE MONTHLY DIGEST OF STATISTICS, WHICH IS ON SALE AT $28 PER COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GENERAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, GROUND FLOOR, CONNAUGHT PLACE, -AND THE PUBLICATIONS SALES COUNTER OF THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT AT ROOM 1904, KAI TAK COMMERCIAL BUILDING, HONG KONG.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1986

LATEST TRANSPORT GUIDE ON SALE * * * * *

*HE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S 1986 +GUIDE TO HONG KONG’S BUS, LIGHT BUS, RAIL AND CERRY SERVICES* IS NOW ON SALE.

CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS SALES CENTRE, GRQUN7' FLOOR, CENTRAL POST OFFICE BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL. THE PRICE IS ^16.

THE PUBLICATION, IN ENGLISH, COMPRISES TWO PARTS. THE FIRST PART GIVES THE ROUTES, FARES, FREQUENCY RANGE AND JOURNEY DISTANCE OF ALL SCHEDULED PUBLIC TRANSPORT, INCLUDING GREEN MINIBUS AND +KAITO+ SERVICES, IN HONG KONG.

THE SECOND PART IS AN AREA INDEX, WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORT INFORMATION GROUPED ON AN AREA BASIS.

+BY CROSS-REFERENCING THE TWO PARTS, IT IS POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY THE MOST CONVENIENT PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICES FOR ANY PARTICULAR JOURNEY,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

HE ADDED THAT THE GUIDE GENERALLY INDICATES THE SITUATION OF THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT NETWORK AS AT APRIL THIS YEAR.

AS THE NETWORK IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, THE GUIDE ALSO GIVES +HOTLINES+ FOR ENQUIRIES TO THE MAJOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPERATORS SO THAT THE PUBLIC CAN OBTAIN INFORMATION ON THE PRESENT SITUATION.

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SITES OFFERED FOR LETTERS A-B TENDERS * * * *

THE BUILDINGS AND LANDS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING REGISTERED HOLDERS OF LAND EXCHANGE ENTITLEMENTS (LETTERS A-B) TO TENDER FOR SRVEN NEW TERRITORIES SITES - FOUR AT YUEN LONG AND THE OTH AT TAI PO, SHA TIN AND TUEN MUN.

THE TAI PO SITE IS AT PLOVER COVE ROAD WITH AN AREA OF ABOUT 7 804 SQUARE METRES.

A MARKET WITH A MINIMUM GROSS FLOOR AREA OF 4 400 SQUARE METRES, RETAIL SHOPPING WITH A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF 4 700 SQUARE METRES AND A RESIDENTIAL GROSS FLOOR AREA OF 23 400 SQUARE METRES ARE TO BE DEVELOPED ON IT.

THE SHA TIN SITE, LOCATED AT THE TOWN CENTRE, COVERS AN AREA OF 3 450 SQUARE METRES.

/according

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ACCORDING TO THE BUILDING COVENANT, A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF MOT LESS THAN 10 350 SQUARE METRES IS TO BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 31, 1991.

THE TUEN MUN SITE COVERS ABOUT 2 000 SQUARE METRES AND IS LOCATED SOUTH OF THE OLD DISTRICT OFFICE BUILDING BESIDE CASTLE PEAK ROAD.

A GRO«S FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 7 000 SQUARE METRES HAS TO BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 31, 1990.

ONE OF THE YUEN LONG SITES IS AT YAU SAN STREET AND COVERS ABOUT 251.7 SQUARE METRES. A GROSS FLOOR AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 327 SQUARE METRES HAS TO BE DEVELOPED ON IT BY MARCH 31, 1990.

TWO OF THE OTHER SITES ARE AT SHU I CHE KWUN STREET AND HAVE AN AREA OF ABOUT 1 120 SQUARE METRES AND 823.5 SQUARE METRES.

GROSS FLOOR AREAS OF NOT LESS THAN 3 678 AND 2 705 SQUARE METRES RESPECTIVELY ARE TO BE BUILT ON THE SITES BY MARCH 31, 1991.

THE REMAINING SITE, OF ABOUT 1 023 SQUARE METRES, IS AT YUEN LONG TAI CHEUNG STREET.

A GROSS AREA OF NOT LESS THAN 3 360 SQUARE METRES HAS TO BE COMPLETED BY MARCH 31, 1991.

OF THE SEVEN SITES, SIX ARE FOR NON-1NDUSTRI AL (EXCLUDING GODOWN) PURPOSES, EXCEPT THE SHA TIN SITE WHICH IS FOR NONINDUSTRIAL (EXCLUDING GODOWN AND CINEMA) PURPOSES.

APPLICANTS FOR THE SITES MAY SUBMIT EITHER A +VINTAGE+ TENDER OR A +MONETISED LETTER B+ TENDER CALCULATED BY REFERENCE TO A LIST OF CURRENCY VALUES PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE ON SEPTEMBER 18, 1986. +VINTAGE+ TENDERS WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOON ON OCTOBER 31.

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FISHERMEN TO LEARN FROM JAPAN * * * *

THE DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, DR LAWRENCE LEE, TODAY (FRIDAY) PRESENTED A BANNER TO A DELEGATION OF 10 FISHERMEN WHICH WILL LEAVE NEXT TUESDAY FOR JAPAN ON AN EIGHT-DAY STUDY TOUR.

ORGANISED BY THE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION, THE TOUR IS THE FIFTH ORGANISED SINCE 1981.

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DR LEE SAID THE DEPARTMENT AND THE FISH MARKETING ORGANISATION ORGANISED STUDY TOURS SO THAT FISHERMEN COULD INSPECT THE MODERN FISHING TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING SYSTEMS ADOPTED OVERSEAS, AND SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS.

STUDY TOURS WERE ORGANISED TO SINGAPORE IN 1981, TO KOREA AND JAPAN IN 1982, TO CANTON IN 1984 AND TO EUROPE IN 1985.

+THIS YEAR WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ORGANISE AN EIGHT-DAY STUDY TOUR TO JAPAN ONCE AGAIN,* DR LEE SAID.

HE SAID HE HOPED THE FISHERMEN WOULD MAKE FULL USE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT JAPAN’S UP-TO-DATE FISHING TECHNOLOGY IN ORDER TO ASSIST IN FURTHER DEVELOPING THE LOCAL INDUSTRY.

THE DELEGATION WILL VISIT A FISHERIES TRAINING CENTRE AND A FISH MARKET IN YOKOSUKA, A FISH MARKET IN TOKYO, AND FISHING EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS IN YOKOHOMA AND OSAKA.

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FIGHT CRIME GROUP VISITS POLICE SCHOOL * * * * *

MEMBERS OF THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND SCHOOL PRINCIPALS TODAY (FRIDAY) VISITED THE POLICE CADET SCHOOL IN FANLING.

THE AIM OF THE VISIT IS TO ALLOW MEMBERS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE WORK OF THE POLICE AND THE DAILY TRAINING RECEIVED BY CADETS.

TWO SIMILAR VISITS WERE ARRANGED RECENTLY TO THE MARINE EAST HEADQUARTERS AT TSO WO HANG IN SAI KUNG.

+WE HOPE THAT THROUGH SUCH VISITS, WE WILL BE IN A BETTER POSITION TO PLAN FIGHT CRIME CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES FOR THE DISTRICT AND TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO MAINTAIN CLOSER CO-OPERATION WITH THE POLICE,* A COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S CAMPAIGN IS +HOME SECURITY* AND +NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH* AND THE COMMITTEE HAD PLANNED A SERIES OF ACTIVITIES FOR 1986-87 SAI KUNG CAMPAIGN.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE CAMPAIGN WOULD BE A CRIME PREVENTION VARIETY SHOW AND PRIZE-GIVING CEREMONY IN THE SAI KUNG TOWN HALL AT THE END OF THE YEAR.

OTHER ACTIVITIES INCLUDE CRIME PREVENTION SEMINARS AND SPEECH COMPETITIONS FOR YOUTHS.

PUBLICITY BOOKLETS AND CALENDARS CONTAINING CRIME PREVENTION MESSAGES WILL BE PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED TO RESIDENTS IN THE COMING MONTHS.

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, .1986

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HEARING AWARENESS PROGRAMME CLOSES ON SUNDAY *****

A SIX-MONTH PROGRAMME AIMED AT MAKING RESIDENTS MORE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF AURAL HEALTH WILL CLOSE IN KWUN TONG ON SUNDAY (SEPTEMBER 28).

THE PROGRAMME WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF, KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, KwUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, AND THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREAS COMMITTEE.

A CEREMONY TO MARK THE END OF THE PROGRAMME WILL BE HELD AT 12.30 PM ON SUNDAY AT THE KWUN TONG HONG NING ROAD PLAYGROUND.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER MR EDDY CHAN, DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM HANG-FAI; CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, MR LI WAH-MING; KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, MR LOO CH ING-HO ; AND CHAIRMAN OF HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF, MR SIMON LEE.

A PUBLIC FUN FAIR WILL BE HELD FROM 2 PM TO 5 PM. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN EXHIBITION ON HEARING HEALTH AND FREE HEARING TESTS wILL BE GIVEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF THE HEARING awareness programme on Sunday at 12.30 pm at hong ning road PLAYGROUND, KWUN TONG.

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WATER CARNIVAL FOR YAU MA TEI TOMORROW *****

ABOUT 400 SWIMMING ENTHUSIASTS WILL BE TAKING PART IN THE YAU MA TEI WATER CARNIVAL TO BE HELD AT THE LAI CHI KOK PARK SWIMMING POOL TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION AND THE URBAN COUNCIL AND SPONSORED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, THE CARNIVAL WILL START AT 1.30 PM AND WILL INCLUDE BREAST STROKE, FRONT CRAWL, BUTTERFLY STROKE AND RELAY RACES.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG; URBAN COUNCILLOR, DR PHILIP KWOK; AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR WAI KIN-BONG.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE WATER CARNIVAL AT 1.30 PM TOMORROW AT THE LAI CHI KOK PARK SWIMMING POOL.

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SOUTHERN RESIDENTS TO DISCUSS DISTRICT AFFAIRS

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THE STANLEY AND SHEK 0 AREA COMMITTEE IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT WILL HOLD A SEMINAR TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON SO THAT RESIDENTS’ ORGANISATIONS CAN EXCHANGE VIEWS ON DISTRICT AFFAIRS.

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE AREA COMMITTEE, THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 3 PM AT THE TANG SHIU KIN HALL OF ST STEPHEN’S COLLEGE, TUNG TAU WAN ROAD, STANLEY.

THE DISTRICT OFFICE ORGANISED SIMILAR SEMINARS WITH THE POK FU LAM AND THE ABERDEEN AND AP LEI CHAU AREA COMMITTEES EARLIER THIS YEAR.

MORE SUCH MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE OTHER THREE AREAS OF THE DISTRICT - TIN WAN AND SHEK PAI WAN, WAH FU, AND WONG CHUK HANG AND BAYS.

+A SEMINAR FOR DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS AND THE AREA COMMITTEES WILL BE HELD EARLY NEXT YEAR TO WRAP UP THE WHOLE EXERCISE OF STRENGTHENING TIES AMONG THE BOARD, AREA COMMITTEES, MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES AND RESIDENT BODIES,+ ASSISTANT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MISS OLIVIA NIP, SAID.

TOMORROW’S SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE A VIDEO ON +THE NEW FACES OF SOUTHERN DISTRICT*, WHICH DEALS WITH THE DISTRICT’S DEVELOPMENT AND THE DISTRICT BOARD’S WORK. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY GROUP DISCUSSIONS ON TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND COMMUNITY BUILDING MATTERS.

ABOUT 30 REPRESENTATIVES FROM MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND.

THE ACTING SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS ANGELA TSANG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING OF THE SEMINAR. REPRESENTATIVES FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS WILL ALSO TAKE PART.

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CONCERT TO CLOSE TUEN MUN YOUTH PROGRAMME

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A CHINESE ORCHESTRAL CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE TOMORROW (SATURDAY) TO MARK THE CLOSE OF THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME.

MORE THAN 500 PEOPLE WILL BE TREATED TO VARIOUS MUSICAL PIECES, INCLUDING PI-PA, E-HU AND FLUTE PERFORMANCES BY ORCHESTRAL GROUPS OF THE TUEN MUN ARTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, SHUN TAK FRATERNAL ASSOCIATION LEUNG KAU KU I COLLEGE AND HONG KONG TAOIST ASSOCIATION YUEN YUEN PRIMARY SCHOOL.

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THE EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE PROGRAMME CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, ORGANISATIONS AND LOCAL BODIES HAD ACTIVITIES DURING THE SUMMER.

DISTRICT’S SUMMER YOUTH

WHICH TOGETHER WITH 27 VOLUNTARY

HELPED ORGANISE MORE THAN 400

OFFICIATING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY WILL BE THE ASSISTANT nicy. ICT OFFICER FOR TUEN MUN, MR EDWARD YAU, CHAIRMAN OF THE CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE, MR SO SHIU-SHING, CHAIRMAN OF TUEN MUN ARTS PROMOTION ASSOCIATION, MR TANG TUNG-CHIU, AND THE VICE-CHAIRMAN OF YAN 01 TONG’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MR WONG SHU.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT SYP CLOSING CFRFMONY AND CONCERT TOMORROW AT 7.30 PM AT THE YAN 01 TONG COMMUNITY AND INDOOR SPORTS CENTRE IN YAN CHING CIRCUIT.

ILLEGAL STRUCTURES IN TWO AREAS TO BE CLOSED

*****

NOTICES WERE POSTED ON ILLEGAL STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOFS OF BUILDINGS IN KOWLOON AND ON HONG KONG ISLAND TODAY (FRIDAY) STATING THAT THE BUILDING AUTHORITY WAS SEEKING COURT ORDERS TO HAVE THEM CLOSED.

THE STRUCTURES ARE OVER FLATS A AND B, 85-87, HAU WONG ROAD, KOWLOON, AND THE APPLICATION FOR THE CLOSURE ORDER IS TO BE MADE AT KOWLOON DISTRICT COURT ON NOVEMBER 27.

THE OCCUPANTS HAVE IGNORED AN ORDER ISSUED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE IN FEBRUARY LAST YEAR THAT THEY SHOULD BE DEMOLISHED.

THE HONG KONG STRUCTURES ARE AT 1-7, BURROWS STREET AND WERE THE SUBJECT OF A BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE DEMOLITION ORDER IN DECEMBER 1985, WHICH HAD NOT BEEN COMPLIED WITH.

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY WILL APPLY TO VICTORIA DISTRICT COURT FOR A CLOSURE ORDER ON NOVEMBER 25.

IN BOTH CASES, THE AUTHORITY IS SEEKING TO CLOSE THE STRUCTURES SO THAT THEY CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT ENDANGERING THE OCCUPANTS OR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC..

DEMOLITION WILL TAKE PLACE ‘AS SOON AS THE COURT ORDERS ARE OBTAINED.

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RESURFACING WORK ON LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD

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TO FACILITATE RESURFACING WORK, TRAFFIC LANES ON THE NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF LION ROCK TUNNEL ROAD WILL BE CLOSED ------------------------- 30 (TUESDAY) TO OCTOBER 3 DAILY

SEPARATELY FROM SEPTEMBER BETWEEN 3 PM AND 6 AM THE

FOLLOWING DAY.

THE SECTION AFFECTED RUNS FROM THE TOLL PLAZA TO A POINT ABOUT 500 METRES NORTH OF THE ROAD’S JUNCTION WITH HUNG MUI KUK ROAD.

MOTORISTS SHOULD DRIVE WITH CARE AS SOME CONGESTION IS EXPECTED.

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HUNG HOM FLYOVER CLOSED FOR RESURFACING *****

BECAUSE ROAD RESURFACING WORK WILL BE IN PROGRESS, THE WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY OF CHEONG WAN ROAD FLYOVER IN HUNG HOM, LEADING FROM THE KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM TO CHEONG WAN ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH, WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1 AM TO 6 AM ON SEPTEMBER 29 (MONDAY) AND SEPTEMBER 30.

MOTORISTS ON THE KOWLOON KCR STATION PODIUM HEADING FOR CHEONG WAN ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH ARE ADVISED TO USE ON WAN ROAD, CHEONG WAN ROAD, GILLIES AVENUE, WUHU STREET, CHATHAM ROAD NORTH AND CHATHAM ROAD SOUTH.

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CLEAR wATER BAY ROAD BAN LIFTED * * * *

THE GOODS VEHICLE PROHIBITION IMPOSED ON TWO SECTIONS OF CLEAR wATER BAY ROAD ON SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS * ILL BE LIFTED FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29).

THE SECTIONS ARE THE EASTBOUND AND WESTBOUND CARRIAGEWAYS OF CLEAR WATER BAY ROAD BETWEEN ANDERSON ROAD AND A POINT ABOUT 200 METRES WEST OF ITS JUNCTION WITH HIRAM’S HIGHWAYS.

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HEAVY VEHICLES BANNED IN WAN CHAI STREET * * * *

FROM 10 AM ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29), NO VEHICLE EXCEEDING FOUR TONNES GROSS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE SECTION OF TAI YUEN STREET BETWEEN QUEEN’S ROAD EAST AND CROSS STREET, WAN CHAI.

THE MEASURE WILL BE IN FORCE FOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS BECAUSE OF ROAD RECONSTRUCTION WORK.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1986

FIRST DAY COVER TO COMMEMORATE ROYAL VISIT

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THE POST OFFICE WILL ISSUE A SPECIAL FIRST DAY COVER ON OCTOBER 21 TO MARK THE SECOND VISIT TO HONG KONG BY THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP. THE COVER WILL FEATURE HER MAJESTY’S YACHT BRITANNIA AND A TRADITIONAL CHINESE JUNK.

TO MATCH THE COVER, THE FIVE STAMPS ISSUED ON APRIL 21 IN HONOUR OF THE QUEEN’S 6OTH BIRTHDAY WILL BE PLACED ON SALE AGAIN AT ALL POST OFFICE COUNTERS ON OCTOBER 21, THE FIRST DAY OF THE ROYAL VISIT.

BOTH THE STAMPS AND THE COVER WERE DESIGNED BY BRITISH DESIGNER MR TONY THEOBALD.

THE COVERS, COSTING 50 CENTS, WILL GO ON SALE ON OCTOBER 8. A SPECIAL DATESTAMP WILL BE INTRODUCED ON OCTOBER 21 TO CHOP THE COVERS.

CUSTOMERS WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE THE COMMEMORATIVE COVERS DATESTAMPED AT ANY POST OFFICE ON THIS DATE.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO,

INDEPENDENCE OF LOCAL ORGANISATIONS ENCOURAGED ............. 1

CALL TO SUPPORT CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES ................. 2

ANTI-NARCOTICS ROLE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS VITAL................ 5

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS FETCH $6}8 800 ......................... U

REMINDER TO SUBMIT YOUTH PROJECT APPLICATIONS .............. 5

SEMINAR TO BEGIN MONG KOK CAMPAIGN ......................... 5

BRIEFING ON UNAUTHORISED BUILDING WORKS .................... 6

+LIVING IN HONG KONG+ DRAWING COMPETITION ORGANISED......... 7

FOURTH TUEN MUN SWIMMING CLiLA ............................. 7

DETAILS OF YOUTH COMMITTEE’S WORK .......................... 8

TO KWA WaN ROAD RESTRICTION EXTENDED........................ 9

FIRING PRACTICE IN OCTOBER ................................. 9

NO FLUSHING WATER........................................... 10

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1986

1

INDEPENDENCE OF LOCAL ORGANISATIONS ENCOURAGED * * * * *

IT IS GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION THAT LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS SHOULD BE HELPED TO A STAGE WHERE THEY CAN BE INDEPENDENT IN PROMOTING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES AND SELF-SUFFICIENT FINANCIALLY, THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICER, MR AUGUSTINE CHENG, SAID TODAY (SATURDAY).

+ THIS VIEW IS ALSO SHARED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD WHFCH USES ITS FUNDS FOR PUMP-PRIMING ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE DISTRICT TO ASSIST LOCAL ORGANISATIONS TO GROW AND MATURE,* HE SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE DISTRICT’S WATER CARNIVAL, MR CHENG SAID HE WAS PLEASED TO KNOW THAT THE YAU MA TEI AND TSIM SHA TSUI RECREATION AND SPORTS ASSOCIATION, WHICH ORGANISED TODAY’S EVENT WITH THE URBAN COUNCIL, WAS ONE OF THOSE ORGANISATIONS ON THE PATH OF SELF-SUFFICIENCY.

HE NOTED THAT WHEN THE ASSOCIATION WAS SET UP IN 1981 IT WAS SERVED BY AN AD HOC COMMITTEE OF ABOUT 10 MEMBERS.

TODAY THE ASSOCIATION HAD ABOUT 300 MEMBERS AND MANAGED TWO TENNIS COURTS AT HAMILTON STREET.

+ IN FACT, THE EXPANSION HAS BEEN SO RAPID THAT THE RECURRENT EXPENDITURE OF THE ASSOCIATION IN THE PAST FINANCIAL YEAR WAS FULLY MET BY ITS OWN RESOURCES,* HE SAID.

MR CHENG ALSO COMMENDED THE ASSOCIATION FOR ITS CONTINUOUS EFFORTS IN PROMOTING SPORTS AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR RESIDENTS.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IN SPORTS ACTIVITIES PLANNED BY THE ASSOCIATION THIS YEAR WOULD BE THE ’YAU MA TEI SPORTS FESTIVAL FOR PEOPLE IN EMPLOYMENT’ TO BE HELD FROM OCTOBER 12 TO 28.

+THE EVENT IS TO PROVIDE FUN AND RECREATION AS WELL AS TO PROMOTE BETTER RELATIONSHIPS AMONG WORKING PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT,* HE SAID.

OTHER THAN ACTIVITIES, THE ASSOCIATION ALSO CONDUCTED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, TRAINING COURSES IN SQUASH, TENNIS, TABLE TENNIS, FOLK DANCE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS.

AT THE WATER CARNIVAL HELD AT THE LAI CHI KOK PARK SWIMMING POOL, MORE THAN 400 CONTESTANTS TOOK PART IN VARIOUS EVENTS.

ALSO OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WERE URBAN COUNCILLOR, DR PHILIP KWOK, AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER, MR WAI KIN-BONG.

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CALL TO SUPPORT CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES *****

ACTING SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS ANGELA TSANG, TODAY (SATURDAY) CALLED ON RESIDENTS TO SUPPORT CIVIC EDUCATION ACTIVITIES JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD AND DISTRICT OFFICE OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

SPEAKING AT A SEMINAR FOR RESIDENT BODIES IN STANLEY AND SHEK 0 MRS TSANG SAID MORE THAN 30 ACTIVITIES WERE LINED UP FOR THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREAS UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR TO PROMOTE THE VIRTUES OF COURTESY, CIVIC-MINDEDNESS, NEIGHBOURLINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE.

THESE ACTIVITIES WOULD BE CARRIED OUT BY CIVIC EDUCATION TEAMS FORMED UNDER EACH AREA COMMITTEE.

APART FROM WORKING WITH THE DISTRICT BOARD’S COMMUNITY BUILDING COMMITTEE EVERY MONTH TO SELECT A +CITIZEN OF THE MONTH+ FROM EACH AREA, THE TEAMS WOULD ALSO TOUR THEIR AREAS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS, AND VISIT HOMES TO AROUSE RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THEIR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES.

OTHER ACTIVITIES WOULD INCLUDE THE SELECTION OF THE CLEANEST SQUATTER AREA, FACTORY BUILDING AND PUBLIC HOUSING BLOCKS, ESSAY WRITING. DRAWING, SLOGAN AND LOGO DESIGN COMPETITIONS, QUIZZES, CIVIC EDUCATION NIGHTS, BOOKS EXHIBITION AND DRIVES AGAINST THROWING OBJECTS FROM BUILDINGS.

MORE THAN 80 REPRESENTATIVES FROM MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, OWNERS CORPORATIONS AND RESIDENT ASSOCIATIONS IN STANLEY AND SHEK 0 ATTENDED TODAY'S SEMINAR TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT, MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS, AND COMMUNITY BUILDING MATTERS.

MRS TSANG SAID DISTRICT BOARDS, AREA COMMITTEES AND RESIDENT ORGANISATIONS FORMED AN IMPORTANT THREE-TIER CONSULTATIVE SYSTEM WHICH REFLECTED THE VIEWS AND GAUGED THE NEEDS OF DISTRICT RESIDENTS.

SHE SAID THE STANLEY AND SHEK 0 AREA COMMITTEE HAD BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN DISTRICT AFFAIRS WITH MEMBERS VOICING CONCERN ABOUT MATTERS THAT NOT ONLY AFFECTED RESIDENTS BUT THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE WOULD ORGANISE SIMILAR SEMINARS WITH OTHER AREA COMMITTEES IN THE DISTRICT LATER IN THE YEAR.

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ANTI-NARCOTICS ROLE FOR SOCIAL WORKERS VITAL *****

SOCIAL WORKERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WORKING WITH YOUTHS, HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DRUG ABUSE.

NOT ONLY WERE THEY ABLE TO STEER YOUTHS AWAY FROM DRUGS, BUT WERE ALSO IN A POSITION TO HELP REHABILITATED DRUG ADDICTS RE-INTEGRATE INTO SOCIETY.

UNOFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, DR CHIU HIN-KWONG, SAID THIS TODAY (SATURDAY) WHEN ADDRESSING MORE THAN 80 SOCIAL WORKERS WHO ATTENDED A HALF-DAY SEMINAR ORGANISED BY THE NARCOTICS DIVISION AND THE COMMITTEE ON DRUG ABUSE OF THE HONG KONG COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SERVICE.

THE SEMINAR, THE FOURTH OF ITS KIND, WAS ORGANISED TO ENLIST THE SUPPORT OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST NARCOTICS, TO SERVE AS A CHANNEL WITH CLOSE LIAISON BETWEEN THE NARCOTICS DIVISION AND SOCIAL WORKERS AND TO PROVIDE THEM WITH UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE OVERALL DRUG SITUATION - THE TYPES OF DRUGS COMMONLY USED AND THE TREATMENT FACILITIES AVAILABLE.

DR CHIU CALLED ON SOCIAL WORKERS TO BE BETTER EQUIPPED WITH IN-DEPTH INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE DRUG PROBLEM IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THIS ROLE.

+A SEMINAR OF THIS KIND WILL CERTAINLY TAKE YOU A STEP FURTHER IN THIS RESPECT SO THAT YOU CAN JOIN FORCES WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS AND THE PUBLIC IN COMBATING THE DRUG MENACE,* HE SAID.

THE SEMINAR, ENTITLED +DRUG ABUSE AMONG YOUTHS*, FOCUSSED ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF YOUNG DRUG ABUSERS, AS SUCH KNOWLEDGE WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY BENEFIT SOCIAL WORKERS DEALING WITH THOSE HAVING A DRUG PROBLEM.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST OF THE CORRECTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR ROBERT TANG, ALSO SPOKE ON THIS SUBJECT AND PRESENTED A CASE STORY FOR GROUP DISCUSSION.

OTHER SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR INCLUDED MR RICHARD TANG OF THE NARCOTICS BUREAU, ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE. MR SIMON YEUNG OF THE NARCOTICS DIVISION, DR M.B. ALI OF THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND MISS TANG YIN-PING OF THE BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ CLUB ASSOCIATION.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1986

SPECIAL CAR NUMBERS K *

FETCH $638 800 *

THI BY AUCTI WILL GO RTY-FIVE SPECIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE SOLD ON THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) FOR A TOTAL OF $638 800 WHICH INTO THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND FOR CHARITY PURPOSES.

THE SAW THE AUCTION HELD AT RECITAL HALL REGISTRATION NUMBER DK18 FETCH OF THE CITY HALL, 8TH FLOOR, 1 THE HIGHEST PRICE OF $75 000.

ANOTHER NUMBER DK168 WAS SOLD AT $54 003 WHILE THE LOWEST PRICE WAS $1 THE SECOND HIGHEST PRICE OF 000 FOR DJ5328, DK74O, DJ8198.

THE OTHER SPECIAL REGISTRATION NUMBERS WERE FOLLOWING PRICES: SOLD AT THE

$ $ $

DK1668 16 500 DK8288 10 000 DJ6318 4 000

BB 177 5 400 AA8787 15 000 DK3223 20 000

BK 9 35 003 DK 740 1 000 DK 822 21 000

DK 168 54 000 DK 911 7 500 BG 801 5 000

AR 802 4 500 BB9779 21 000 DK8088 20 000

DK 18 75 030 AZ 365 3 200 AK 623 5 500

DK 118 20 000 AA 177 8 200 DK8228 16 000

DK 938 17 000 DL 2 50 000 DJ6848 2 000

DK1323 7 000 AT 833 26 000 DJ8198 1 000

BB 365 5 000 DK2328 25 000 DK 300 28 000

DK 100 35 000 DK 6 48 000 DK7771 5 000

DJ5328 1 000 DK 228 21 000

SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WILL CHEQUE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BE REQUI BIDDING. RED TO PAY IN CASH OR BY

THE NUMBERS AUCTIONED WILL BE ASSIGNED ONLY TO VEHICLES REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDERS WITHIN 12 MONTHS

OF THE DATE OF AUCTION.

TODAY’S SALE, THE 108TH ORGANISED BY THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SINCE MAY 1973, BROUGHT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR CHARITY REALISED SO FAR TO $39 767 832.

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REMINDER TO SUBMIT YOUTH PROJECT APPLICATIONS

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THE SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT TODAY REMINDED YOUTH GROUPS SEEKING GRANTS UNDER THE +OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME* (OYS) TO SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH.

THE OYS OFFERS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTHS TO BROADEN THEIR

SCOPE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE, TO ACHIEVE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT PEOPLE AND THE COMMUNITY AND TO ATTAIN THE NECESSARY SATISFACTION FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR GRANTS INCLUDE THE EXTENT OF YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT, THE EXTENT OF COMMUNITY BENEFIT, FEASIBILITY OF THE PROJECT AND OPTIMUM USE OF RESOURCES AND INNOVATION.

MAXIMUM SUBSIDY FOR AN APPROVED PROJECT IS S4 500.

ON COMPLETION OF THE PROJECTS, EACH DISTRICT WILL SELECT ITS MOST OUTSTANDING PROJECT TO COMPETE FOR THE HONG KONG +BEST OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH SCHEME AWARD*.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHEME AND APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE DEPARTMENT’S YOUTH AND COMMUNITY OFFICES.

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SEMINAR TO BEGIN MONG KOK CAMPAIGN

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A SEMINAR ON SEWERAGE PROBLEMS WILL BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) TO MARK THE OPENING OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN.

TALKS WILL BE GIVEN ON VARIOUS ASPECTS OF PROBLEMS IN THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM AND ON WAYS TO PREVENT BLOCKAGES.

THE SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE LIQUID AND SOLID WASTE CONTROL GROUP OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, THE URBAN DRAINAGE DIVISION OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THE ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE SECTION OF THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, AND THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM.

+THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN IS ORGANISED ANNUALLY TO REMIND RESIDENTS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND CLEANLINESS,* THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CAMPAIGN ORGANISING COMMITTEE, MR WONG CHE-MING, SAID.

/♦THIS YEAR,

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1986

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+THIS YEAR, WE ARE FOCUSSING ON THE DRAINAGE SYSTEM BECAUSE THE BLOCKAGE OF BUILDING DRAINS AND UNDERGROUND SEWERS HAS LONG BEEN A PROBLEM IN THE DISTRICT,+ HE SAID.

FACTORY OWNERS AND RESTAURANT OPERATORS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THC SEMNAR IN ORDER TO CREATE AN OPEN FORUM FOR EXCHANGING VIEWS ON WAYS TO TACKLE THE PROBLEM.

EXHIBITION BOARDS WILL BE ERECTED WITH DIAGRAMS AND PHOTOGRAPHS TO ILLUSTRATE THE SCALE OF THE PROBLEM, AND LISTING DRAINAGE BLACK SPOTS, AND DETAILS OF THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED DURING THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD.

THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE OPENING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AND THE SEMINAR ON DRAINAGE PROBLEMS TO BE HELD TOMORROW AT 10 AM AT QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOOL, SAI YEE STREET.

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BRIEFING ON UNAUTHORISED BUILDING WORKS * * * * *

A PRESS BRIEFING ABOUT THE PROGRAMME OF ACTION AGAINST UNAUTHORISED BUILDING WORKS IN EASTERN DISTRICT WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) AT 4 PM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE.

EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICER, MR BOWEN LEUNG, AND THE SENIOR BUILDING SURVEYOR (CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT), MR S.H. LEUNG, WILL INTRODUCE THE 18-M0NTH-L0NG PROGRAMME WHICH WILL START FROM WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1).

THE PROGRAMME WILL INCLUDE INVESTIGATION WORK ON COMPLAINTS AGAINST UNAUTHORISED BUILDING WORKS IN PRIVATE BUILDINGS AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF DEMOLITION ORDERS.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE BRIEFING AT 4 PM ON MONDAY AT THE EASTERN DISTRICT OFFICE CONFERENCE ROOM, FIRST FLOOR, 880-886 KING’S ROAD, QUARRY BAY.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 198E

-►LIVING IN HONG KONG+ DRAWING COMPETITION ORGANISED

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THE PIAZZA OF THE HONG KONG COLISEUM WILL BECOME COMPETITION GROUND FOR MANY TALENTED YOUNG ARTISTS TOMORROW (SUNDAY).

A DRAWING COMPETITION, WITH THE THEME +LIVING IN HONG KONG+, WILL BE HELD FROM 2 PM TO 4 PM. THE EVENT IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE EAST AREA COMMITTEE.

PARTICIPANTS WILL BE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS, ONE FOR CHILDREN AGED BETWEEN FOUR AND 12 AND THE OTHER FOR THOSE AGED BETWEEN 13 AND 20.

OF-IC I ATI NG A" THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE YAU MA TEI ASSISTANT DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS SANDY HO, SENIOR EDUCATION OFFICER, MR LEUNG ^AN-BUN, AND PRESIDENT OF THE EAST AREA COMM ITT-ZE, MR LAI SZE-NUEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YCJ ARE INVITED TO COVER THE DRAWING COMPETITION WHICH WILL START AT 2 PM TOMORROW IN THE PIAZZA OF THE HONG KONG COLISEUM (NEAR THE RED GATES).

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FOURTH TUEN MUN SWIMMING GALA *****

ABOUT 300 SWIMMERS WILL COMPETE IN THE FOURTH TUEN MUN DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA TO BE HELD TOMORROW (SUNDAY) AT THE TUEN MUN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX.

EVENTS INCLUDE FREESTYLE, BREAST-STROKE, BUTTERFLY, BACKSTROKE AND RELAY RACES. A HIGHLIGHT WILL BE THE FOUR BY 50 METRES FREESTYLE RELAY RACE BETWEEN THE TUEN MUN SPORTS ASSOCIATION, THE TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE, AND TEAMS FROM VARIOUS GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

THE EVENT IS ORGANISED BY THE TUEN MUN RURAL COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT OFFICE, REGIONAL COUNCIL AND THE TUEN MUN SPORTS ASSOCIATION.

/OFFICIATING AT

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WILL BE TUEN MUN DISTRICT COUNCILLOR, MR LAU WONG-FAT.

OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OFFICER, MR STEPHEN SELBY, AND REGIONAL

NOTE TO EDITORS:

you ARE INVITED TO COVER THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE FOURTH TUEN MUN DISTRICT SWIMMING GALA AT 10.30 AM °N SUNDAY IN THE TUEN MUN SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX (NEAR THE TUEN MUN FERRY PIER).

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DETAILS OF YOUTH COMMITTEE’S WORK KOO

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH (CCY) WILL HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 29) TO ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF ITS WORK.

PRESENT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE WILL BE CHAIRMAN OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH, MRS ROSANNA TAM, CHAIRMAN OF THE YOUTH ACTIVITIES PROMOTION COMMITTEE, MR NG SHUI-LAI, CHAIRMAN OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME COMMITTEE, MR PETER LEE SHUNG-TAK, CHAIRMAN OF THE INFORMATION AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE, DR CHOI YUEN-WAN, AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CCY LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION STEERING GROUP, MR FAN KAM-PING.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESS CONFERENCE ON MONDAY AT 3 PM IN THE GIS PRESS CONFERENCE ROOM, FIFTH FLOOR, BEACONSFIELD HOUSE, CENTRAL.

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TO KWA WAN ROAD RESTRICTION EXTENDED *****

FROM 10 AM ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30), THE EXISTING PEAK-HOUR RESTRICTION ON THE WESTERN KERBSIDE OF TO KWA WAN ROAD, BETWEEN LOK SHAN ROAD AND CHI KIANG STREET, WILL BE EXTENDED TO 12 HOURS DAILY FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM.

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

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FIRING PRACTICE IN OCTOBER

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FIRING PRACTICE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE HA TSUEN-CASTLE PEAK RANGE ON 21 DAYS IN OCTOBER.

THE PUBLIC IS WARNED NOT TO ENTER THE AREA WHEN RED FLAGS ARE HOISTED.

THE DATES AND TIMES OF THE PRACTICE ARE:

DATE TIME

OCTOBER 1 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 2 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 3 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 4 (SATURDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 6 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 7 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 8 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 14 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 15 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 11 PM

OCTOBER 16 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 17 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 20 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

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OCTOBER 21 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 23 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 11 PM

OCTOBER 24 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 25 (SATURDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 27 (MONDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 28 (TUESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 29 (WEDNESDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 30 (THURSDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

OCTOBER 31 (FRIDAY) 8.30 AM - 5 PM

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NO FLUSHING WATER * * *

WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN WILL BE TURNED OFF BETWEEN 9 AM AND 30) FOR MAINS WORK.

CENTRAL AND WESTERN 3 PM ON TUESDAY

SALT DISTRICTS (SEPTEMBER

HOUSE STREET,


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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

ANTI-SMOKING SLOGANS AIMED AT THE YOUNG........................ 1

CONCERTED EFFORTS NEEDED TO SOLVE DRAEIAGE PROBLEMS............ 1

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS DRAWN UP FOR SCHOOL OUTINGS ................ 3

EMPLOYERS REMINDED OF COMPULSORY INSURANCE LAW................. 3

HEARING AWARENESS PROGRAMME BENEFITS RESIDENTS ................ 4

INPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL SURVEY STARTS .................. 5

CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMES FOR SOUTHERN. DISTRICT' ............ 6

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRINGS BENEFIT ............................ 7

NEW ROAD PLANNED FOR FANLING................................... 8

NORTH SJ3UKAR ON LABOUR RETATTONS ............................. g

5-8105599 — BEU USD HOTLINE NUMBER FROM OCTOBER 1.............. 9

TRAFFIC E.UROVEMENT PROIOSAIS TO BE DISCUSSED.................. 9

RECLAMATION PROJECT AT ALDRICH BAY............................ 10

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1986

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ANTI-SMOKING SLOGANS AIMED AT THE YOUNG

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ENTRIES IN AN ANTI-SMOKING SLOGAN COMPETITION IN WONG TAI SIN WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY (OCTOBER 4).

THE COMPETITION IS AMONG THE ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE WORKING GROUP ON ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN FORMED IN WONG TAI SIN UNDER THE DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE.

PARTICIPANTS IN THE COMPETITION SHOULD SEND THEIR ENTRIES TO THE WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT OFFICE IN SAN PO KONG OR ANY OF THE BRANCH OFFICES AT CHOI WAN ESTATE, TSZ WAN SHAN ESTATE, OR LOK FU SHOPPING CENTRE.

ENTRIES SHOULD BE WRITTEN IN CHINESE AND CONTAIN NOT MORE THAN 16 WORDS.

A SPOKESMAN FOR THE WORKING GROUP SAID THE THEME OF THE COMPETITION IS INTENDED TO WARN SMOKERS THAT SMOKING IS HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH AND TO DISCOURAGE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM TAKING UP THE HABIT.

THE COMPETITION IS DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS.

SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS STUDYING OR LIVING IN WONG TAI SIN DISTRICT CAN JOIN THE STUDENTS GROUP, WHILE RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT AGED 18 OR ABOVE CAN JOIN THE GROUP FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

ONE OUTSTANDING AWARD AND TWO SPECIAL AWARDS WILL BE SELECTED IN EACH GROUP. THE OUTSTANDING AWARD-WINNING SLOGAN WILL BE PAINTED ON PUBLICITY BOARDS TO BE PLACED AT VANTAGE POINTS IN THE DISTRICT.

A PRIZE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 19 AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A VARIETY SHOW TO PROMOTE THE ANTI-SMOKING MESSAGE.

AS PART OF THE ANTI-SMOKING CAMPAIGN, THE WORKING GROUP HAS PRINTED WARNING STICKERS FOR DISPLAY AND DISTRIBUTION TO AREA COMMITTEES. MUTUAL AID COMMITTEES, YOUTH CENTRES, CLINICS, BUILDINGS wITH LIFTS AND MINIBUSES OPERATING IN THE DISTRICT.

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CONCERTED EFFORTS NEEDED TO SOLVE DRAINAGE PROBLEMS

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ACTIVE PARTICIPATION BY RESIDENTS AND THE CO-OPERATION OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL IN ALLEVIATING PROBLEMS CREATED BY LEAKING PIPES AND BLOCKED SEWERS, THE MONG KOK DISTRICT OFFICER, MRS BRENDA FUNG SAID TODAY (SUNDAY).

/SPEAKING .......

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SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF THE DISTRICT’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN, MRS FUNG SAID DRAINAGE PROBLEMS WERE PARTICULARLY SERIOUS IN DEVELOPED DISTRICTS LIKE MONG KOK.

SHE SAID STATISTICS COMPILED BY THE URBAN DRAINAGE SECTION CF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT SHOWED THAT 25 OOO COMPLAINTS ABOUT DRAINAGE PROBLEMS WERE RECEIVED IN THE 12 MONTHS UP TO JULY THIS YEAR IN KOWLOON, AND ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THEM WERE IN MONG KOK.

MRS FUNG SAID THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN AIMED AT EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON THE NEED TO KEEP SEWERS AND DRAINS FREE OF WASTE AND RUBBISH.

IT WOULD ALSO HELP IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF BUILDING MANAGEMENT, A SUBJECT ABOUT WHICH THE GOVERNMENT HAD EXPRESSED GREAT CONCERN.

+A BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM HAS BEEN SET UP UNDER THE DISTRICT OFFICE TO RENDER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE TO THE MANAGEMENT BODIES OF PRIVATE MULTI-STOREY BUILDINGS,+ SHE SAID.

A SEMINAR WAS HELD AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY TO STUDY VARIOUS SEWERAGE PROBLEMS AND TO DISCUSS WAYS TO PREVENT BLOCKAGES.

SPEAKERS AT THE SEMINAR WERE AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT, DR ELLEN CHAN; A HEALTH INSPECTOR OF URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT, MR K.K. LAM; AN ENGINEER OF THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT, PR C.C. NG; AND THE HOUSING MANAGER OF THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BUILDING MANAGEMENT CO-ORDINATION TEAM, MR RAYMOND CHONG.

MORE THAN 400 GUESTS, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES FROM BUILDING MANAGEMENT BODIES, AND OPERATORS OF FACTORIES AND RESTAURANTS, ATTENDED THE SEMINAR.

THE FIVE-MONTH ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN IS AN ANNUAL DRIVE SPONSORED BY THE MONG KOK DISTRICT BOARD TO RAISE RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AND CLEANLINESS.

PUBLICITY MATERIALS ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED TO MARKET STALLS, RESTAURANTS, COOKED FOOD STALLS AND FACTORIES ADVISING PEOPLE NOT TO THROW PLASTIC BAGS, CANS AND PACKETS DOWN DRAINS.

A DISTRICT-WIDE SURVEY WILL ALSO BE CONDUCTED TO IDENTIFY DRAINAGE BLACK SPOTS AND THE CAUSES OF BLOCKAGES.

FUNDS WILL BE ALLOCATED TO HELP BUILDING MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS TO REMOVE ABANDONED SIGNBOARDS.

THERE WILL BE TRAINING CLASSES, INTEREST CLASSES, QUIZZES, VISITS, COMPETITIONS AND GAMES ORGANISED TO BOOST RESIDENTS’ AWARENESS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT.

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS DRAWN UP FOR SCHOOL OUTINGS * * * * *

SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN REMINDED OF THE NEED TO OBSERVE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN ORGANISING EXCURSIONS, PICNICS AND FIELD WORK FOR PUPILS.

A CIRCULAR REQUESTS SCHOOL HEADS TO ADVISE THEIR TEACHERS CF A SIMPLE REPORTING PROCEDURE, DEVISED BY THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED WHEN SUCH ACTIVITIES ARE ORGANISED.

THE CIRCULAR ADVISES A SCHOOL HEAD TO WRITE TO THE POLICE DIVISIONAL COMMANDER IN THE AREA WHICH THE SCHOOL PARTY INTENDS TO VISIT, GIVING PARTICULARS SUCH AS NATURE OF THE TRIP, DATE, TIME AND SIZE OF PARTY. THE LETTER SHOULD BE SENT 10 DAYS BEFORE THE OUTING, IF POSSIBLE.

IF THE OUTING INVOLVES HIRING A BOAT THE SCHOOL SHOULD WRITE TO THE STAFF OFFICER OPERATIONS, MARINE POLICE REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS.

SCHOOLS ARE ALSO REQUESTED TO NOMINATE A PERSON NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY TO INFORM THE POLICE IF THE PARTY FAILS TO RETURN.

ON THE MORNING OF AN OUTING, A SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE SHOULD TELEPHONE THE DUTY OFFICER OF THE POLICE STATION IN THE DESTINATION AREA, STATING WHETHER THE OUTING WILL PROCEED AS PLANNED OR HAS BEEN POSTPONED OR CANCELLED. THE POLICE SHOULD ALSO BE INFORMED AT THE END OF THE VISIT.

SCHOOL HEADS ARE ALSO REMINDED THAT ANY OUTING OR FIELD TRIP SHOULD BE SUPERVISED BY AN EXPERIENCED AND RESPONSIBLE PERSON.

INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE GIVEN TO PUPILS GOING ON A FIELD TRIP THAT IF THEY CHOOSE TO RETURN INDEPENDENTLY OF THE MAIN GROUP THEY SHOULD REPORT THEIR RETURN IMMEDIATELY TO THEIR SUPERVISOR OR THE POLICE STATION INFORMED OF THEIR TRIP.

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EMPLOYERS REMINDED OF COMPULSORY INSURANCE LAW

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EMPLOYERS OF FULL TIME OR PART-TIME DOMESTIC SERVANTS WHOSE EMPLOYMENT IS OF A REGULAR NATURE ARE REMINDED TO TAKE OUT INSURANCE POLICIES ON THEIR EMPLOYEES.

THIS FOLLOWED A RECENT CASE IN WHICH A HOUSEWIFE WAS FINED BY THE COURT FOR EMPLOYING A PART-TIME DOMESTIC SERVANT WITHOUT TAKING OUT AN INSURANCE POLICY.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID UNDER THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE, EMPLOYERS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE OUT INSURANCE POLICIES TO COVER THEIR FULL LIABILITIES.

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SUNDAY, SSPTEMxsEtt 28, 1^86

HE IS ALSO REQUIRED TO DISPLAY, IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE ON EACH OF HIS PREMISES WHERE ANY EMPLOYEE IS EMPLOYED, A NOTICE SHOWING THE NAMES OF THE EMPLOYER AND THE INSURER, THE POLICY NUMBER THE DATE OF ISSUE OF THE POLICY, THE DATES OF COMMENCEMENT AND EXPIRY;OF THE PERIOD OF INSURANCE, THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES INSURED UNDER THE POLICY AT THE TIME OF ISSUE, AND THE EXTENT OF THE LIABILITY INSURED.

AN EMPLOYER WHO CONTRAVENES THESE PROVISIONS IS LIABLE, ON CONVICTION, TO A FINE BETWEEN $10 000 AND $50 000 AND IMPRISONMENT FOR TWO YEARS.

FURTHER ENQUIRIES ON THE LEGISLATION ON COMPULSORY INSURANCE OR OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION ORDINANCE MAY BE MADE TO THE EMPLOYEES’ COMPENSATION DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT ON 5-8524030.

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HEARING AWARENESS PROGRAMME BENEFITS RESIDENTS * * * * *

THP SIX-MONTH HEARING AWARENESS PROGRAMME IN KWUN TONG, WHICH CONCLUDED TODAY (SUNDAY), HAD HELPED ENHANCE RESIDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE ABOUT HEARING HEALTH, THE KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICER, MR EDDY CHAN, SAID.

SPEAKING AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY, MR CHAN REPORTED THAT A TOTAL OF 2 440 PEOPLE HAD RECEIVED FREE HEARING TESTS BETWEEN MARCH AND SEPTEMBER. OF THESE PEOPLE, 786 WERE ELDERLY PEOPLE AND 889 WERE WORKERS.

MORE THAN 5 000 RESIDENTS ALSO VISITED THE MOBILE EXHIBITIONS ON HEARING HEALTH STAGED AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS DURING THE PERIOD.

THE PROGRAMME WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE HONG KONG SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF, KWUN TONG DISTRICT BOARD’S SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, KWUN TONG DISTRICT OFFICE, AND THE KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE.

MR CHAN SAID THE ELDERLY POPULATION IN KWUN TONG WAS ABOUT ONE-TENTH OF THE TOTAL POPULATION IN THE DISTRICT AND THERE WERE 160 000 INDUSTRIAL WORKERS.

♦ THE DISTRICT BOARD, DISTRICT OFFICE AND LOCAL ORGANISATIONS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WELFARE OF THE WORKERS AND THE ELDERLY AND HAVE PROVIDED VARIOUS SERVICES FOR THEM.+

+THE HEARING AWARENESS PROGRAMME HAS A SPECIAL MEANING BECAUSE IT IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND AMONG ALL DISTRICTS, EVEN IN THE TERRITORY,+ HE SAID.

/MR CHO........

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MR CHAN SAID THE SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF HAD ALREADY PASSED THE INFORMATION GAINED FROM THE HEARING TESTS INVOLVING WORKERS TO THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC’S ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES UNIT, WHICH WOULD ANALYSE IT.

A REPORT ON THE STUDY WOULD BE COMPILED.

ALSO ATTENDING TODAY’S CLOSING CEREMONY WERE THE DISTRICT BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR LAM HANG-FAI CHAIRMAN OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE, MR LI WAH-MING KWUN TONG INDUSTRIAL AREA COMMITTEE, MR LOO CHING-HO AND CHAIRMAN OF SOCIETY FOR THE DEAF, MR SIMON LEE.

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EMPLOYMENT, VACANCIES, PAYROLL SURVEY STARTS *****

THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT HAS STARTED TO CONDUCT THF SEPTEMBER 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 THIRD QUARTER OF 1986.

THE SURVEY IS CONDUCTED QUARTERLY AND THE SURVEY 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 35 OOO ESTABLISHMENTS WHICH ARE DRAWN FROM VARIOUS SECTORS INCLUDING THE DISTRIBUTIVE TRADES SECTOR (WHOLESALE, RETAIL, IMPORT AND EXPORT TRADES, RESTAURANTS AND HOTELS), THE SERVICES SECTOR (TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND COMMUNICATION, FINANCING, INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE AND BUSINESS SERVICES COMMUNITY, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL SERVICES), WITH FULL cNUMERATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR (MINING AND QUARRYING MANUFACTURING ELECTRICITY AND GAS).

INFORMATION ON NUMBER OF PERSONS ENGAGED AND EXISTING VACANCIES ON SEPTEMBER 30, 1986 WILL BE SOUGHT FROM EACH SAMPLE ESTABLISHMENT.

SOME 10 000 ESTABLISHMENTS ARE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM THIS SAMPLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON PAYROLL IN EACH OF THE THREE MONTHS DURING THE REFERENCE PERIOD OF JULY-SEPTEMBER 1986.

ESTABLISHMENTS IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR (MINING AND QUARRYING MANUFACTURING ELECTRICITY AND GAS), WILL ALSO BE ASKED TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE MAJOR KIND OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE PAST 12 MONTHS ENDING SEPTEMBER 1986.

/QUliSTxONNAliiJS

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questionnaires are being mailed to individual sample ESTABLISHMENTS. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS ORDER 1982 (LEGAL NOTICE NO. 69 OF 1982, GAZETTED ON MARCH 5, 1982), ESTABLISHMENTS RECEIVING QUESTIONNAIRES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN THEM TO THE CENSUS AND STATISTICS DEPARTMENT WITHIN THE SPECIFIED PERIOD.

RESPONDENTS WITH DIFFICULTY COMPLETING THE FORMS, SHOULD CONTACT THE DEPARTMENT FOR ASSISTANCE AT THE FOLLOWING TELEPHONE NUMBERS (PRINTED AT THE BACK OF THE QUESTIONNAIRES): 5-436551, 5-444301, 5-455661 AND 5-455668.

AS FOR THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS KNOWN TO THIS DEPARTMENT DURING JULY-SEPTEMBER 1986, THEY WILL ALSO BE ENUMERATED IN ORDER TO MAKE THE SURVEY RESULTS COMPLETE. FIELD OFFICERS OF THE 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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CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMMES FOR SOUTHERN DISTRICT

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THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT SCHOOL LIAISON COMMITTEE, TOGETHER WITH THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD AND THE DISTRICT OFFICE, WILL ORGANISE SEVERAL PROGRAMMES NEXT MONTH TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION IN THE DISTR ICT.

THE DISTRICT BOARD HAS SET ASIDE MORE THAN $15 OOO TO SPONSOR SUCH PROGRAMMES WHICH INCLUDE A JOINT SCHOOL EXHIBITION, A FORUM AND ARRANGEMENT FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS TO ATTEND A DISTRICT BOARD MEETING.

ABOUT 100 STUDENTS ABOVE FORM 3 LEVEL FROM 16 LOCAL SCHOOLS WILL ATTEND THE DISTRICT BOARD’S MEETING ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2) TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE OPERATION OF THE DISTRICT BOARD AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION.

THERE WILL BE A BRIEFING AND A DISCUSSION SESSION BEFORE AND AFTER THE MEETING TO HELP ENHANCE UNDERSTANDING AND STIMULATE THE EXCHANGE OF VIEWS AMONG PARTICIPANTS.

THE DISTRICT BOARD WILL MOVE THE VENUE OF ITS MEETING TO PUI TAK CANOSSIAN COLLEGE TO ACCOMMODATE A LARGER NUMBER OF STUDENTS.

/A JOINT

SUNDAY, SEPTAXBEH 28, 1^86

A JOINT SCHOOL CIVIC EDUCATION EXHIBITION ENTITLED +MY SOUTHERN DISTRICT+ WILL ALSO BE HELD FROM OCTOBER 20 TO OCTOBER 26 FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM AT THE AP LEI CHAU COMMUNITY HALL.

ABOUT 20 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS WILL PRESENT 23 EXHIBITS Ot'i TOPICS SUCH AS SERVING THE DISTRICT, PROTECTING NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, MAKING GOOD USE OF RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, GETTING TO KNOW THE REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT SYSTEM, CREATING A BETTER LIVING AND MORAL ATTRIBUTIONS.

A FORUM ON THE THEORY AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CIVIC EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 25 FROM 9 AM TO NOON AT THE SCHOOL HALL OF PUI TAK CANOSSIAN COLLEGE. SPEAKERo WILL INCLUDE THE REV LUKE TSUI AND A HONG KONG UNIVERSITY LECTURcR.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH BRINGS BENEFIT * * * *

THE BENEFIT OF AROUSING PUBLIC AWARENESS TOWARDS CRIME PREVENTION UNDER THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME WAS EMPHASISED AT A FIGHT CRIME VARIETY SHOW HELD IN TSUEN WAN THIS (SUNDAY) EVENING.

THE SHOW WAS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE POLICE IN SUPPORT OF +HOME SECURITY DAY+.

SINCE THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME WAS INTRODUCED IN THE DISTRICT LAST YEAR, ONLY TWO CASES OF BURGLARY AT HOMES IN BUILDINGS TAKING PART IN THE SCHEME HAD BEEN REPORTED, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TSUEN WAN DISTRICT FIGHT CRIME COMMITTEE, MR CHOW KWAN-SHING, SAID.

HOWEVER, HE SAID THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY, AND URGED MORE HOUSEHOLDS TO JOIN THE SCHEME.

ABOUT 2 000 HOUSEHOLDS HAVE JOINED THE SCHEME IN TWO STAGES SINCE OCTOBER LAST YEAR.

THE THIRD STAGE, INVOLVING RESIDENTIAL TOWER BLOCKS, WILL BEGIN NEXT MONTH.

THE AIM OF THE SCHEME IS TO ENCOURAGE HOUSEHOLD UNITS TO FORM CLOSE TIES, AND TO TAKE POSITIVE STEPS TO GUARD EACH OTHER’S PROPERTY.

EARLIER IN THE DAY, JUNIOR POLICE CALL MEMBERS AND MUTUAL AID COMMITTEE MEMBERS HELPED DISTRIBUTE FIGHT CRIME PUBLICITY MATERIAL TO RESIDENTS IN THE DISTRICT TO DRIVE HOME THE FIGHT CRIME MESSAGE.

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NEW ROAD PLANNED FOR FANLING

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TUP rnvFRNMENT IS PLANNING A NEW ROAD IN FANLING TO PROVIDE VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.

IT WILL BE LOCATED TO THE WEST OF LUEN WO MARKET AND EAST OF FAN LENG LAU AND BE ABOUT 350 METRES LONG.

THE PROPOSED WORKS INVOLVE CONSTRUCTING A LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR ROAD AND EXTENDING THE EXISTING WO TAI STREET.

THE PROJECT INCLUDES CONSTRUCTION OF FOOTPATHS, CYCLETRACKS WD ASSOCIATED STORMWATER and drainage works.

TwO EXISTING FOOTPATHS IN THE AREA WILL BE CLOSED AND LATER REPLACED BY PERMANENT ONES.

DURING CONSTRUCTION, TEMPORARY ACCESS WILL BE MAINTAINED SO THAT INCONVENIENCE TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE MINIMISED.

OBJECTIONS TO THE WORKS SHOULD REACH THE SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT IN WRITING BY NOVEMBER 25.

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NORTH SEMINAR ON LABOUR RELATIONS

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ABOUT 80 MANUFACTURERS AND FACTORY MANAGERIAL STAFF IN NORTH DISTRICT WILL TAKE PART IN A SEMINAR ON LABOUR RELATIONS ON TUESDAY (SEPTEMBER 30).

JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE NORTH DISTRICT BOARD AND THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT, THE SEMINAR AIMS AT ENHANCING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING HARMONIOUS LABOUR RELATIONSHIPS AND FOSTERING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE.

THE SEMINAR WILL BE DIVIDED INTO THREE SESSIONS. A SENIOR LABOUR OFFICER, MR CHU PING-IM, WILL SPEAK ON TOPICS INCLUDING CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT, WAGES, SEVERANCE PAYMENT, ANNUAL LEAVE, STATUTORY HOLIDAYS WITH PAY AND REST DAYS.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A TALK GIVEN BY A LABOUR OFFICER, NFS ALICE CHEUNG, ON SICKNESS ALLOWANCE, MATERNITY PROTECTION, END-OF-YEAR PAYMENT AND LONG-SERVICE PAYMENT.

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE HONG KONG PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL, MR NG SIU-HIM, WILL SPEAK ON WAYS TO HELP MEDIUM AND SMALL-SCALE ENTERPRISES.

/CmCIATIHG

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OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE THE DISTRICT

CFFIrER MR MATTHEW CHEUNG} CHAIRMAN OF THE DISTRICT BOARD, MR RAYMOND PANgF CHIEF LABOUR OFFICER, MR CHAN KWOK-KUEN CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE, MR LaJ kIn-wING} AND CHAIRMAN OF THE WORKING GROUP ON LABOUR RELATIONS SEMINAR, MR TAM YAT-CHUNG.

NOTE TO EDITORS;

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE SEMINAR ON LABOUR RELATIONS TO EE HELD ON TUESDAY FROM 2.30 PM TO 6.30 PM AT CHOI WAH PALACE RESTAURANT, CHEUNG WAH ESTATE, FANLING.

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5-8105599 — NEW USD HOTLINE NUMBER FROM OCTOBER 1

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STARTING FROM NEXT WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1), 5-8105599 wILL BECOME THE NEW NUMBER FOR THE URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT’S 24-HOUR HOTLINE FOR COMPLAINTS OR ENQUIRIES ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT’S WORK.

+THE HOTLINE SERVICE IS NOT CONFINED TO COMPLAINTS AGAINST LITTERING IT COVERS THE WHOLE SPECTRUM OF THE SERVICES,* SAID A SPOKESMAN FOR THE DEPARTMENT

DEPARTMENT’S TODAY.

HE SAID EACH COMPLAINT WOULD BE DEALT WITH A QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

+IF THE COMPLAINT IS OF A SIMPLE NATURE, IT CAN BE HANDLED IN A MATTER OF HOURS.

+ IF IT IS MORE COMPLICATED, SUCH AS ON A DEFECTIVE PIPE CR A DRIPPING AIR CONDITIONER, MORE TIME IS NEEDED Ab THE OWNERS WILL HAVE TO BE LOCATED FIRST AND THEN ASKED TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION WITHIN A SPECIFIED PERIOD.*

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TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROPOSALS TO BE DISCUSSED *****

THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE OF THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD WILL MEET TOMORROW (MONDAY) TO DISCUSS SEVERAL TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENT PROPOSALS PUT FORWARD BY MEMBERS.

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THESE INCLUDE THE EXTENSION OF RESTRICTED ZONES TO A SECTION OF PARKES STREET NEAR JORDAN ROAD AND MORE DIRECTION SIGNS AT THE KCRC KOwLOON STATION FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF PASSENGERS.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE BUS SHELTER CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME AND ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY PAPER WHICH WILL BE PRESENTED

FOR INFORMATION.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE YAU MA TEI DISTRICT BOARD TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEE MEETING AT 2.30 PM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF YAU MA TEI DISTRICT OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR 4Q0 NATHAN ROAD.

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RECLAMATION PROJECT AT ALDRICH BAY * X * * *

AN 80-METRE LONG SEAWALL WILL BE BUILT AT ALDRICH BAY, AH KUNG NGAM, TO ENABLE RECLAMATION IN THE AREA TO PROCEED.

THE RECLAMATION WILL PROVIDE ABOUT 0.8 HECTARES OF LAND FOR INDUSTRIAL USE, A WHOLESALE FISH MARKET AND FOR WORK IN CONNECTION WITH THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING PROJECT.

THE CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS FOR THE WORK WHICH WILL START IN DECEMBER AND LAST ABOUT 13 MONTHS.

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YOUNG AND OLD TO SEE THE QUEEN * * * * *

A CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE WILL PREVAIL WHEN THE QUEEN VISITS THE SHA TIN RECREATION GROUND ON OCTOBER 22 AS PART OF HER TOUR OF SHA TIN NEW TOWN.

THE CARNIVAL SPIRIT WILL BE PROVIDED BY HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE, INCLUDING SOME DISABLED PERSONS, WHO WILL BE TAKING PART IN GAMES AND COMPETITIONS IN THE SPORTS ARENA.

CROWDING THE STADIUM WILL BE THOUSANDS MORE CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF SHA TIN ALL EAGER FOR A SIGHT OF THE ROYAL VISITOR.

THEY WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. AFTER BEING GREETED BY THE DIRECTOR OF REGIONAL SERVICES, MR MICHAEL SUEN, ON ARRIVAL AT THE ■STADIUM, THE QUEEN WILL WALK AMONG THE CHILDREN TAKING PART IN THE GAMES. AFTER CHATTING TO SOME OF THEM HER MAJESTY WILL DRIVE SLOWLY ROUND THE STADIUM BEFORE LEAVING FOR THE SHA TIN RACE COURSE.

THE $25 MILLION RECREATION GROUND, ON A 3.2- HECTARE SITE ON THE NORTH BANK OF THE SHING MUN RIVER, IS BUILT TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.

IT INCLUDES A FULL-SIZED SOCCER PITCH SURROUNDED BY A ADO-METRE ALL-WEATHER, EIGHT-LANE ATHLETIC TRACK. AUTOMATIC IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT AND A SPECIALLY DESIGNED DRAINAGE SYSTEM HELP TO MAINTAIN THE PITCH.

THE STAND HAS SEATING FOR 3 OOO PEOPLE AND CONTAINS A SERVICE BLOCK, CHANGING ROOMS, SHOWERS, A REFRESHMENT KIOSK, OFFICES AND STOREROOMS.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

/ MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

NEED FOR YOUTH POLICY BEING STUDIED ........................ 1

PUBLIC CONSULTATION VITAL IN FORMULATING TRANSPORT POLICIES. . J

LIAO PRAISES DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWaRD SCHEME ................ 4

STUDENT TRAVEL CARD INVALID ON SUNDAYS, HOLIDAYS............ 5

ILLEGAL PARKING SITUATION IMPROVED ......................... 5

LANTAU-CHEUNG CHaU SUBMARINE C,iBLE TO BE LiiID............. 6

PART OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD TO BE RE-BUILT .................. 7

RESCUE EXERCISE TO TEST EFFICIENCY ......................... 7

EVENING CLINIC TO OPEN IN TaI PO............................ 7

SPaIN JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK .............................. 8

TUEN MUN DB TO DISCUSS HOUSING ISSUES ...................... 9

YUEN LONG WaTER CUT ........................................ 9

WATER STORAGE FIGURE ....................................... 9

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1986

NEED FOR YOUTH POLICY BEING STUDIED * * *

PLANS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP BY THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON YOUTH (CCY) TO EXAMINE THE NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE YOUTH POLICY IN HONG KONG.

SPEAKING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (MONDAY), CHAIRMAN OF THE CCY MRS ROSANNA TAM, SAID A WORKING PARTY UNDER THE COMMITTEE HAD AGREED TO THE FRAMEWORK AND TIMEFRAME OF A STUDY WHICH WOULD ALSO INCLUDE AN EXAMINATION OF YOUTH POLICIES OF OTHER COUNTRIES.

A STUDY DOCUMENT CONTAINING THE COMMITTEE’S RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE COMPLETED IN JULY OR AUGUST NEXT YEAR, SHE SAID.

+AFTER THE COMPILATION OF THE STUDY DOCUMENT THERE WILL BE A PERIOD OF CONSULTATION SO THAT VIEWS FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC MAY BE CONSIDERED AND COMPILED BEFORE A FINAL SUBMISSION TO THE GOVERNMENT,* SHE ADDED.

IN ADDITION, THE CCY WOULD REQUIRE A BUDGET OF 3300 000 AND FUNDS WERE BEING SOUGHT FROM THE GOVERNMENT.

THREE COMMITTEES AND A WORKING PARTY HAVE BEEN SET UP UNDER THE CCY TO LOOK INTO RELATED MATTERS. THEY ARE THE INFORMATION AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE; YOUTH ACTIVITIES PROMOTION COMMITTEE; SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME COMMITTEE AND WORKING PARTY ON YOUTH POLICY.

CHAIRMAN OF THE INFORMATION AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE, DR CHOI YUEN-WAN, SAID THE COMMITTEE WOULD COMPILE A SUMMARY SHEET AND INDEX ON THE EXISTING RANGE OF YOUTH RELATED SERVICES PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS CONCERNED AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF EXISTING PUBLICATIONS ON YOUTH MATTERS.

ALSO IN HAND WERE PLANS TO CONDUCT TWO OPINION SURVEYS ON +ATTITUDE OF TODAY’S YOUTH* AND +COMMUNITY EXPECTATIONS OF TODAY’S YOUTH*, HE SAID.

THE TARGET GROUP OF THE FIRST SURVEY WOULD BE YOUTHS AGED 13 TO 25 AND THE LATTER ONE RESPONDENTS AGED 24 TO 64.

THE CCY HAD ALSO TAKEN OVER THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME (SYP) FROM THE FORMER SYP POLICY COMMITTEE, CHAIRMAN OF THE SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMME COMMITTEE, MR PETER LEE

SHUNG-TAK SAID.

BUT THE THREE-TIER MACHINERY OF THE SCHEME WHICH WAS FOUND TO HAVE WORKED EFFECTIVELY IN THE PAST WAS ADOPTED BY THE CCY AND AN SYP COMMITTEE HAD BEEN SET UP TO REPLACE THE FORMER SYP CENTRAL CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE WHILE THE DISTRICT CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE WOULD REMAIN.

/ROUNDING UP

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ROUNDING UP THIS YEAR’S SYP, MR LEE SAID ABOUT A MILLION YOUNG PEOPLE HAD PARTICIPATED IN MORE THAN 10 000 EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES PROJECTS UNDER THE THEME OF +CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY, GET TO KNOW IT BETTER+.

TOTAL EXPENDITURE FOR THIS YEAR’S SYP AMOUNTED TO $15 MILLION OF WHICH $6 MILLION CAME FROM THE ROYAL HONG KONG JOCKEY CLUB THE COMMITTEE WAS CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE SELECTION OF SIX OUTSTANDING PARTICIPANTS IN THE SYP FOR THE OUTWARD BOUND SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.

ALSO SPEAKING AT TODAY’S CONFERENCE WAS THE CHAIRMAN OF YOUTH ACTIVITIES PROMOTION COMMITTEE, MR NG SHUI-LAI, WHO SAID THE COMMITTEE WAS PLANNING A CONFERENCE TO FACILITATE THE EXCHANGE OF VIEWS ON PROMOTION OF ACTIVITIES AND TO EXPLORE NEW IDEAS AMONG YOUTH GROUPS, GOVERNMENT BODIES AND YOUTH RELATED ORGANISATIONS.

THE COMMITTEE WAS ALSO PLANNING A WIDER RECOGNITION OF CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY YOUTHS IN THE FORM OF AN AWARD SCHEME AND EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES TO MAXIMISE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE.

THE CCY WAS ALSO ORGANISING A DESIGN COMPETITION FOR A CCY LOGO, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMPETITION’S STEERING GROUP, MR FAN KAM-PING, SAID.

THE COMPETITION WOULD BE DIVIDED INTO THREE CATEGORIES--THE JUNIOR SECTION FOR PARTICIPANTS BETWEEN 10-15 YEARS OLD* THE INTERMEDIATE SECTION FOR THOSE BETWEEN 16-19 YEARS AND THE SENIOR SECTION FOR 20-25 YEARS OLD.

FIRST THREE WINNERS IN EACH SECTION WOULD BE AWARDED BOOK VOUCHERS VALUED AT UP TO $1 500.

ENTRY FORMS AND REGULATIONS OF THE LOGO COMPETITION WOULD SOON BE AVAILABLE FROM THE DISTRICT OFFICES AND DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS NOVEMBER 15.

IN ADDITION, THE CCY HAD LAUNCHED A VISIT PROGRAMME TO REACH OUT TO RELEVANT ORGANISATIONS ON YOUTH WORK SUCH AS CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES.

TO DATE, VISIT HAD BEEN MADE TO CARITAS, HONG KONG PHAB ASSOCIATION, OUTWARD BOUND SCHOOL, PO LEUNG KUK PAK TAM CHUNG MUSIC CAMP, LADY MACLEHOSE HOLIDAY VILLAGE, WU KAI SHA YOUTH VILLAGE JUNIOR POLICE CALL CAMP AND THE JUBILEE SPORTS CENTRE.

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION VITAL IN FORMULATING TRANSPORT POLICIES

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PUBLIC CONSULTATION IS AN IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL STEP IN THE FORMULATION OF GOVERNMENT’S TRANSPORT POLICIES AND THERE IS A .vELL-ESTABL I SHED NETWORK THROUGH aHICH GOVERNMENT SEEKS AND RECEIVES ADVICE ON TRANSPORT MATTERS, THE ACTING SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT, MR DAVID LAN, SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

OUTLINING THESE CHANNELS OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION AT A MEETING CF THE ROTARY CLUB OF THE NEW TERRITORIES, MR LAN SAID SENIOR TRANSPORT BRANCH OFFICIALS MET WITH THE UMELCO TRANSPORT PANEL TO DISCUSS TRANSPORT MATTERS ON A REGULAR BASIS.

ON MAJOR POLICY ISSUES, HE SAID, THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ADVISING THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

THIS COMMITTEE, WHICH MEETS MONTHLY, IS CHAIRED BY AN UNOFFICIAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER AND HAS A WIDE-RANGING UNOFFICIAL MEMBERSHIP INCLUDING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, URBAN COUNCIL AND DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS (ELECTED AND APPOINTED) AS WELL AS TRANSPORT EXPERTS.

+ THE INTERESTS OF A WIDE SPECTRUM OF THE COMMUNITY ARE THUS REPRESENTED ON THIS IMPORTANT BODY,+ HE SAID.

THE TRANSPORT COMPLAINTS UNIT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED UNDER THE TRANSPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HANDLE AND MONITOR COMPLAINTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON TRANSPORT MATTERS. IT HAS A WIDELY PUBLICISED HOTLINE WHICH IS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY.

IN ADDITION, MR LAN SAID THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT WAS REPRESENTED ON THE TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT COMMITTEES OF ALL THE D ISTRICT BOARDS.

+ INDEED, IT IS A MEASURE OF THE IMPORTANCE TO WHICH BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND THE PUBLIC ALIKE ATTACH TO THE FIELD OF TRANSPORT THAT EACH DB SHOULD HAVE SET UP A COMMITTEE TO DEAL EXCLUSIVELY WITH TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ISSUES,+ HE SAID.

MR LAN ASSURED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS COMMITTED TO FURTHER IMPROVING THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORY’S ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND HOUSING PROGRAMMES AND THE RISING EXPECTATIONS OF THE PEOPLc.

Hc APPEALED TO THE PUBLIC TO MAKE THE BEST USE OF EXISTING CHANNELS TO PUT FORWARD THEIR VIEWS AND SUGGESTIONS TO IMPROVE THE TRANSPORT SYSTEM.

TURNING TO PRESENT AND FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR TRANSPORT SYSTEM MR LAN SAID THERE WERE ABOUT 40 HIGHWAYS PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND ANOTHER 88 PROJECTS BEING PLANNED WITHIN THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT.

♦THE TOTAL VALUE OF WORKS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION IS ESTIMATED AT $3.1 BILL ION,+ HE SAID.

Af/.JCR HIGHWAYS ........

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1986

+MAJOR HIGHWAYS PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE INCLUDE THE EASTERN HARBOUR CROSSING, THE UPGRADING OF CONNAUGHT ROAD, STAGE I I I OF THE HONG KONG ISLAND EASTERN CORRIDOR, RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCESS MARGARET ROAD FLYOVER AND MANY OTHERS.

+FURTHERMORE, THE KCRC IS PROCEEDING WITH THE CONSTRUCTION OF PHASE I OF THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM WHICH WHEN COMPLETED IN 1°88 * ILL PROVIDE A HIGHLY EFFICIENT LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM FOR THE RESIDENTS IN NORTHWESTERN NEW TERRITORIES,* HE SAID.

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LIAO PRAISES DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME * * * * *

THE SECRETARY FOR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION, MR DONALD LIAO, SAID THAT THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME WAS AN OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE HISTORY OF YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING.

SPEAKING AT THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH SILVER AWARD PRESENTATION CEREMONY TODAY (MONDAY), MR LIAO SAID THE PROJECT WAS MEANINGFUL AND THOSE WHO HAD TAKEN PART HAD GAINED INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE.

THE AWARD SCHEME HAS ENABLED STUDENTS AND OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE AGED BETWEEN 14 AND 25 TO JOIN VARIOUS TRAINING COURSES ACCORDING TO THEIR INTERESTS, POTENTIALS AND ABILITIES.

PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE GOLD, SILVER OR BRONZE AWARDS DEPENDING ON THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.

ADDRESSING MORE THAN 130 SILVER AWARD WINNERS, MR LIAO SAID THAT THEY SHOULD TREASURE THE LEADERSHIP SKILLS ACQUIRED FROM THE SCHEME, WHICH WOULD BENEFIT THEIR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.

+THIS YEAR IS THE SILVER JUBILEE YEAR OF THE DUKE 0^ EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME, WHICH MAKES TODAY’S GATHERING ALL THE MORE MEMORABLE,+ HE SAID.

+THERE WILL BE ANOTHER MEMORABLE DAY NEXT MONTH WHEN THE FOUNDER OF THE SCHEME, THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH HIMSELF OPENS THE TRAINING CAMP NAMED AFTER HIM.

+THE NEW TRAINING CAMP WILL PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD SCHEME,* HE ADDED.

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS HAD GROWN FROM A MERE THOUSAND DURING ITS INCEPTION IN 1961 TO OVER 40 000 NOW, MR LIAO NOTED.

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STUDENT TRAVEL CARD INVALID ON SUNDAYS, HOLIDAYS * * * * *

THE TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT TODAY (MONDAY) REMINDED HOLDERS OF STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS THAT FROM OCTOBER 5 THEY WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO TRAVEL ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT AT CONCESSIONARY FARES ON SUNDAYS, AND DURING THE SUMMER, CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS.

THIS IS IN LINE WITH AN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL DECISION MADE IN MAY TO REDUCE GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY FOR RECREATION TRAVEL BY STUDENTS.

+TO AVOID THE CONFUSION CAUSED BY VARIATIONS IN HOLIDAYS

FOR DIFFERENT SCHOOLS, THE STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME DEFINES CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS AS THE PERIOD BETWEEN DECEMBER 25 AND JANUARY 1 INCLUSIVE, AND THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS AS JULY 16 TO AUGUST 31 INCLUSIVE,+ A TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

THE SPOKESMAN ALSO POINTED OUT THAT FROM WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1). THE 1986-87 STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS SHOULD BE USED AS THE CARDS FOR THE PREVIOUS ACADEMIC YEAR WILL EXPIRE TOMORROW (TUESDAY).

THE STUDENT TRAVEL SCHEME, INTRODUCED FROM 1981, ALLOWS FULL-TIME STUDENTS, EXCEPT POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS, AGED OVER 12 AND UNDER 26 TO TRAVEL AT CONCESSIONARY FARES ON ALL MAJOR FORMS OF FRANCHISED PUBLIC TRANSPORT, THE MTR AND THE KCR.

IN THE 1985-86 ACADEMIC YEAR, 487 OOO STUDENT TRAVEL CARDS VFRE ISSUED COVERING 37 000 POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS, 439 000 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND 11 000 PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

ARISING FROM THE REDUCTION IN SUBSIDY, GOVERNMENT EXPENDITURE ON THE SCHEME WILL BE REDUCED TO ABOUT $240 MILLION THIS ACADEMIC YEAR — A SAVING OF ABOUT $80 MILLION.

THE SPOKESMAN ADDED THAT A LEAFLET EXPLAINING THE REVISED SCHEME CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE STUDENT TRAVEL OFFICE, SECOND FLOOR LOW BLOCK, QUEENSWAY GOVERNMENT OFFICES, AND AT LICENSING OFFICES OF THE DEPARTMENT.

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ILLEGAL PARKING SITUATION IMPROVED

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h।rP4i parking ALONG TIN WAN NEW STREET IN SOUTHERN DISTRICT was CURbId^AFTER^A^CIV IC-MINDED RESIDENT wrote to the southern DISTRICT BOARD.

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USING THE +MY SUGGESTIONS TO THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD* POSTGRAMME SCHEME, THE TIN WAN RESIDENT SAID PRIVATE VEHICLES ■WERE ILLEGALLY PARKED ON THE PAVEMENT OF TIN WAN NEW STREET AND CAUSED GREAT INCONVENIENCE TO PEDESTRIANS WHO WERE FORCED TO WALK ON THE ROAD INSTEAD.

SHE SAID THE SITUATION WAS PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS IN THE EARLY MORNING WHEN MANY STUDENTS WENT TO SCHOOL.

THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OFFICE REFLECTED HER VIEWS TO THE POLICE WHO PAID SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE AREA AND STEPPED UP APPROPRIATE ENFORCEMENT ACTION. THE SITUATION HAS NOW GREATLY IMPROVED.

A 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 CONVENIENTLY EXPRESS VIEWS TO THE BOARD.

BETWEEN JANUARY 1984 AND NOVEMBER 1985, THE BOARD RECEIVED 292 POSTGRAMMES FROM RESIDENTS GIVING SUGGESTIONS OR LODGING COMPLAINTS ON TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND LAW AND ORDER MATTERS.

+THE POSTAGE-FREE POSTGRAMMES, PUBLISHED BY THE DISTRICT BOARD, ARE OBTAINABLE AT 72 DISTRIBUTION POINTS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT,* HE SAID.

♦THESE INCLUDE THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND ITS SUB-OFFICES, POST OFFICES, GOVERNMENT OFFICES, COMMUNITY HALLS, MAJOR BANKS, PETROL STATIONS AND VARIOUS KAIFONG AND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATIONS,* THE SPOKESMAN ADDED.

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LANTAU-CHEUNG CHAU SUBMARINE CABLE TO BE LAID *****

A 33-KILOVOLT ELECTRICAL CABLE IS TO BE LAID BETWEEN CHI MA WAN PENINSULA ON LANTAU ISLAND AND TAI KWAI WAN ON CHEUNG CHAU.

THE 120-MILLIMETRE DIAMETER CABLE, TO BE LAID BY CHINA LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY, IS TO PROVIDE VOLTAGE STABILITY FOR THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY SYSTEM ON CHEUNG CHAU.

IT WILL BE LAID ON THE FORESHORE AND SEABED BETWEEN THE TWO POINTS OVER AN AREA OF 20.9 HECTARES.

WORK IS SCHEDULED TO START NEXT FEBRUARY AND TAKE ABOUT A MONTH TO COMPLETE.

OBJECTIONS TO THE PROPOSED WORK SHOULD BE SENT IN WRITING TO THE DIRECTOR OF BUILDINGS AND LANDS BY NOVEMBER 25.

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PART OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD TO BE RE-BUILT * * * * *

A SECTION OF PRINCE EDWARD ROAD IN MONG KOK IS TO BE RECONSTRUCTED.

THE SECTION IS THE EASTBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN YUEN NGA I STREET AND EMBANKMENT ROAD.

THE WORK COMPRISES RECONSTRUCTING THE DAMAGED CARRIAGEWAY AND FOOTwAY IN CONCRETE, AND CONSTRUCTING THE ASSOCIATED BARRIER AND DRAINAGE FACILITIES.

THE HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT IS INVITING TENDERS BY OCTOBER 17 FOR THE WORK, WHICH IS SCHEDULED TO START IN NOVEMBER AND BE COMPLETtD IN EIGHT MONTHS.

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RESCUE EXERCISE TO TEST EFFICIENCY

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AN AIRCRAFT CRASH-RESCUE EXERCISE WILL BE HELD IN THE TERRITORY THIS WEEK TO PROVIDE CONTINUATION TRAINING AND FAMILIARISATION IN AIRCRAFT CRASH-RESCUE TECHNIQUES FOR ALL PARTIES WHICH WOULD BE INVOLVED IN SUCH OPERATIONS.

THE DATE AND TIME OF THE EXERCISE ARE BEING WITHHELD IN ORDER TO TEST THE ALERTNESS OF THE PARTIES INVOLVED IN DEALING WITH SIMILAR EMERGENCIES.

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

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

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EVENING CLINIC TO OPEN IN TAI PO *****

AN EVENING CLINIC SERVICE WILL BE INTRODUCED AT THE TAI PO JOCKEY CLUB CLINIC FROM WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1), THE MEDICAL AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY (MONDAY).

THERE WILL BE TWO DOCTORS IN ATTENDANCE BETWEEN 6 PM AND 10 PM DAILY EXCEPT ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.

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THIS WILL BRING TO 18 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EVENING CLINICS OPERATING IN THE TERRITORY - FIVE ON HONG KONG ISLAND, SEVEN IN KOWLOON AND SIX IN THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE AIM OF EVENING CLINICS IS TO RELIEVE EXCESSIVE PRESSURE ON DAY CLINICS AND ON ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS.

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SPAIN JOINS SPEEDPOST NETWORK * * * * *

SPEEDPOST SERVICE WILL BE EXTENDED TO SPAIN FROM WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 1), BRINGING TO U THE NUMBER OF COUNTRIES IN THE SPEEDPOST NETWORK SERVED FROM HONG KONG.

SPEEDPOST ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR TRANSMISSION TO MADRID AND ALL OTHER CITIES AND LARGER TOWNS IN SPAIN, A POST OFFICE SPOKESMAN SAID TODAY (MONDAY).

+ITEMS POSTED IN HONG KONG WILL BE DELIVERED TO ADDRESSEES AT ALICANTE, BARCELONA, BILBAO, LAS PALMAS, MADRID, MALAGA, PALMA DE MALLORCA, SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SEVILLA, VALENCIA AND ZARAGOZA ON THE SECOND WORKING DAY WHILE ITEMS FOR OTHER PARTS OF SPAIN WILL BE DELIVERED ON THE THIRD WORKING DAY,+ HE ADDED.

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

THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT LIMIT PER ITEM IS 15 KILOGRAMMES AND POSTAGE RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

* ITEMS WEIGHING UNDER 25OG $85-

* ITEMS WEIGHING BETWEEN 25OG AND 5OOG $95- AND

* EACH EXTRA 5OOG $25

CUSTOMERS REQUIRING MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICE, INCLUDING THE FULL LIST OF TOWNS TO WHICH THE SERVICE IS AVAILABLE, SHOULD CONTACT THE POSTAL SERVICES REPRESENTATIVES ON 5-2671108.

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TUEN MUN DB TO DISCUSS HOUSING ISSUES *****

THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS THE RECENTLY RELEASED REPORTS ON DOMESTIC RENT POLICY AND THE HOUSING SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

30ARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO CONSIDER PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BOUNDARY OF THE NORTHEAST CONSTITUENCY OF TUEN MUN, WHICH MAINLY INVOLVE VILLAGERS CF WO PING SAN CHUEN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE TUEN MUN DISTRICT BOARD’S cpcriAL MEETING AT 9.30 AM TOMORROW IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE DISTRICT BOARD SECRETARIAT ON THE THIRD FLOOR, TUEN MUN GOVERNMENT OFFICE BUILDING, 1 TUEN HI ROAD, TUEN MUN.

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YUEN LONG WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN YUEN LONG WILL 3E TURNED OFF BETWEEN 9 AM AND 5 PM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2) FOR MAINS WORK.

THE SUSPENSION WILL AFFECT PREMISES ALONG KAM SHEUNG ROAD FROM SHUI TSAN TIN TO SHEUNG TSUEN, INCLUDING SHU I LAU TIN, LIN FA TEI, NGAU KENG, MA PAU LING, SHEUNG TSUEN LAI KA WAI AND SHEK TAU WAI.

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WATER STORAGE FIGURE

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STORAGE IN HONG KONG’S RESERVOIRS AT 9 AM TODAY (MONDAY) STOOD AT 70.0 PER CENT OF CAPACITY OR 410.553 MILLION CUBIC METRES.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR THE RESERVOIRS CONTAINED 466.586 MILLION CUBIC METRES OF WATER, REPRESENTING 79.6 PER CENT OF CAPACITY.

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DAILY INFORMATION BULLETIN

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER JO, 1986

CONTENTS PAGE NO.

GOVERNOR ATTENDS NATIONAL DaY RECEPTION ........................ 1

CIVIL SERVICE ID CaRDS TO BE ST;JnDARDISED...................... 1

SIX APPLICATIONS FOR CABLE TV................................... 2

good Labour relations essential in district growth........... 3

AWARDS for giving JOBS TO DISABLED.............................. 3

SHEK KIP MEI POLICE STaTION TO BE RENOVATED..................... 4

CENTRES HELP CHILDREN TO DEVELOP .............................   5

SOUTHERN DB TO DISCUSS REDRESS DOCUMENT ........................ 6

ROOFTOP ILLEGaL STRUCTURES TO GO ............................... 6

SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO INCLUDE MORE ITEMS ........................ 7

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CaMPaIGN LAUNCHING.............. 7

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR CHILDREN'S SINGING CONTEST ............... 8

COURSE ON BANKING PRaCTICES OFFERED ............................ 8

HUNG HOM TRAFFIC CHaNGES FOR RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT............. 9

ROaD SECTIONS CLOSED IN MONG KOK .............................. 10

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GOVERNOR ATTENDS NATIONAL DAY RECEPTION

FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF THE SPEECH BY THE GOVERNOR, THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA NATIONAL WORLD TRADE CENTRE THIS (TUESDAY)

SIR EDWARD YOUDE, AT DAY RECEPTION AT THE EVEN I NG«

+DIRECTOR XU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

+1 AM DELIGHTED TO BE WITH YOU ONCE AGAIN TO CELEBRATE THE OCCASION OF YOUR NATIONAL DAY AND TO OFFER OUR CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 37TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC CF CHINA.

+1986 HAS BEEN ANOTHER BUSY AND USEFUL YEAR. THROUGH A WIDE RANGE OF CONTACTS INCLUDING TRADE AND ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION, OUR RELATIONSHIP IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY BENEFICIAL TO BOTH SIDES.

+CO-OPERATION OVER THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JOINT DECLARATION HAS ALSO MADE MUCH PROGRESS. OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS, THE SINO-BRITISH JOINT LIAISON GROUP HAS REACHED AGREEMENT ON SEVERAL ISSUES VITAL TO HONG KONG’S FUTURE STABILITY AND PROSPERITY, INCLUDING AGREEMENT ON HONG KONG S

NEW STATUS IN THE GATT.

+THE LAND COMMISSION TOO HAS MET MANY TIMES, AND HAS PROVIDED AN EXCELLENT DEMONSTRATION OF HOW WELL THE TWO SIDES CAN WORK TOGETHER TO RESOLVE COMPLEX ISSUES IN A PRACTICAL WAY.

+1 SHOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE A TOAST TO THE HEALTH OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, TO THE HEALTH DIRECTOR XU, AND THE HEALTH OF ALL GUESTS PRESENT.+

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CIVIL SERVICE ID CARDS TO BE STANDARDISED * * * * *

THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE WARRANT CARDS FOR THE CIVIL

INTRODUCING STANDARDISED IDENTITY AND SERVICE.

ANNOUNCING THIS TODAY (TUESDAY), A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS THERE HAD BEEN NUMEROUS CHANGES IN THE SCOPE AND STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND THE TIME WAS NOW RIGHT TO INTRODUCE STANDARDISED IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS FOR THEM.

+THIS WILL ENABLE THE PUBLIC TO READILY IDENTIFY A GOVERNMENT STAFF AND, WITH THE WARRANT CARD, TO ASCERTAIN THE POWERS DELEGATED TO HIM UNDER THE LAWS OF HONG KONG,+ HE SAID.

HOWEVER, HE POINTED OUT 'MAT THE DISCIPLINED SERVICES WOULD STILL MAINTAIN THEIR UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE CARDS.

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Tuc-c qfpvICFS INCLUDE THE ROYAL HONG KONG POLICE FORCE, THE |?^sESi?PAR?»eSIT <tSS"grII?5n De?AR™m?E™EER0Y*;?‘' ' S^OKONg“uX^IaRYDMRA fXrcI’..!" ™ ROYAL HONG KONG REGIMENT (THE VOLUNTEERS).

DESCRIBING THE NEW CARDS, THE SPOKESMAN SAID THE IDENTITY CARD Lunin n RF PRINTED IN BLUE AND THE WARRANT CARD IN RED. FOR THE WARRANTECARD?TTHE POWERS DELEGATED TO THE HOLDER ARE ALSO ENUMERATE ON THE REVERSE SIDE.

+THE NEW CARDS WILL BE ISSUED TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS ONLY UNDER TIGHT SECURITY CONDITIONS,+ HE SAID.

♦ HOWEVER ANY DOUBT ABOUT THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE HOLDER •• AY rp VRRIFIFD BY CHECKING AGAINST HIS HONG KONG IDENTITY CARD, The NUMBER OF WHICH IS SHOWN ON THE NEW GOVERNMENT IDENTITY CARDS hNl WARRANT CARDS,+ HE ADDED.

THE ISSUING EXERCISE IS EXPECTED TO JAKE SEVERAL MONTHS. DURING THE TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, EXISTING CARDS Wl L.L ST! LL B E USCD. BUT BY THE END OF MARCH 1987, THEY WILL. BE COMPLETELY PHASED OUT AND ONLY THE NEW CARDS wILL BE VALID.

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SIX APPLICATIONS FOR CABLE TV * X * * *

IN RESPONSE TO THE GAZETTE NOTICE OF JULY 25 CALLING FOR PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES IN HONG KONG, SIX SUBMISSIONS WERE RECEIVED BY THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH BY THE CLOSING DATE TODAY (TUESDAY).

THE SUBMISSIONS WERE MADE BY THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES:

* CABLE TELEVISION HONG KONG LIMITED

* CHINA VISION CANADA CORPORATION

* HONG KONG CABLED COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED

* HONG KONG RESORT COMPANY LIMITED

* HONG KONG SATELLITE CATV LIMITED

* ROBERT CHUA PRODUCTION HOUSE COMPANY LIMITED

THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND INFORMATION BRANCH, TOGETHER WITH OTHER RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND BRANCHES, WILL EXAMINE THE PROPOSALS IN THE COMING MONTHS WITH A VIEW TO PREPARING TENDER DOCUMENTS AND SUBMITTING THEM TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

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GOOD LABOUR RELATIONS ESSENTIAL IN DISTRICT GROWTH I *****

THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING HARMONIOUS LABOUR RELATIONSHIP WAS BECOMING MORE PROMINENT WITH RAPID INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN NORTH DISTRICT, THE DISTRICT OFFICER, MR MATTHEW CHEUNG, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SPEAKING AT THE OPENING OF A SEMINAR ON LABOUR RELATIONS, M? CHEUNG SAID INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE DISTRICT WOULD BE IN FULL SWING WITH ITS ABUNDANT SUPPLY OF LABOUR FORCE AND OTHER FAVOURABLE FACTORS SUCH AS A GOOD TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

ON ITS COMMERCIAL VIABILITY, MR CHEUNG SAID THAT A SITE LOCATED CLOSE TO THE FANLING RAILWAY STATION AND FOR PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT HAD BEEN SOLD.

SUCH DEVELOPMENT, PROVIDING 2 500 RESIDENTIAL FLATS AND 27 500 SQUARE METRES FOR SHOPS, PARKING SPACES, RECREATIONAL AREAS AND COMMUNITY FACILITIES, WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE DISTRICT, HE SAID.

+ALL THESE ARE BOUND TO CREATE MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES LOCALLY AND THEREFORE THE NEED FOR GOOD LABOUR RELATIONS WOULD ALSO BE APPARENT,+ HE SAID.

QUOTING A RECENT SURVEY ON LOCAL EMPLOYMENT SITUATION, MR CHEUNG SAID THAT DISSATISFACTION HAD BEEN EXPRESSED TOWARDS LABOUR WELFARE AND PROMOTION PROSPECT AMONG WORKERS INTERVIEWED.

+THIS REFLECTS THE NEED FOR BETTER COMMUNICATION BETWEEN EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE WHICH CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH MUTUAL UNDERSTAND I NG,+ HE SAID.

TODAY’S SEMINAR, WITH ITS EMPHASIS ON IMPROVING LABOUR RELATIONS THROUGH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE EMPLOYMENT ORDINANCE, WOULD BE BENEFICIAL TO BOTH EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE, MR CHEUNG SAID, ADDING THAT MORE SEMINARS AND ACTIVITIES OF SIMILAR NATURE WOULD BE ORGANISED IN THE FUTURE.

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AWARDS FOR GIVING JOBS TO DISABLED

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TEN EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE TAKEN ON THE LARGEST NUMBER OF DISABLED PERSONS THROUGH THE LABOUR DEPARTMENT’S SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD ENDED JUNE THIS YEAR WILL BE PRESENTED WITH SOUVENIR PLAQUES ON FRIDAY (OCTOBER 3).

THE COMMISSIONER FOR LABOUR, MR TONY HAMMOND, WILL OFFICIATE AT THE PRESENTATION WHICH IS BEING HELD IN RECOGNITION OF THE VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION THE EMPLOYERS HAVE MADE TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY.

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ALTOGETHER, THEY HAVE EMPLOYED 180 DISABLED PERSONS. THE EMPLOYERS INCLUDE TWO SECURITY COMPANIES, TWO SERVICE ORGANISATIONS THREE INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS AND THREE GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS.

ALSO ATTENDING THE CEREMONY WILL BE SIX EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE MADE SPECIAL EFFORTS, SUCH AS REDEPLOYING THEIR EXISTING STAFF, USING MODERN TECHNICAL AIDS AND MAKING ALTERATIONS TO OFFICE PERMISES, TO FACILITATE THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE DISABLED. THEY WILL RECEIVE CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION.

A LABOUR DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID THAT OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE HAD FOUND JOBS FOR MANY DISABLED EMPLOYEES.

+MANY EMPLOYERS HAVE BEEN TAKING ON DISABLED EMPLOYEES REGULARLY THROUGH THE SERVICE AFTER A SUCCESSFUL FIRST PLACEMENT,+ HE SAID.

+THESE EMPLOYERS ARE HAPPY BECAUSE THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DISABLED WORKERS IS OFTEN ON A PAR WITH THEIR ABLED-BODIED EMPLOYEES.+

HE APPEALED TO EMPLOYERS WHO WANTED TO EMPLOY DISABLED PERSONS AND DISABLED PERSONS LOOKING FOR JOBS TO CONTACT THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT SERVICE.

ENQUIRIES CAN BE MADE ON 5-291974, 3-7554835 AND 0-4988444.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE PRESENTATION CEREMONY WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE CORAL ROOM, HOTEL FURAMA, AT 3.45 PM ON FRIDAY.

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SHEK KIP MEI POLICE STATION TO BE RENOVATED * * X * X

THE 20-YEAR-0LD SHEK KIP MEI POLICE STATION AT TAI HANG SAI STREET IS TO BE RENOVATED AT A COST OF $2.4 MILLION, BRINGING ITS FACILITIES INTO LINE WITH THOSE OF OTHER DIVISIONAL POLICE STATIONS.

THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS RECENTLY AWARDED THREE CONTRACTS FOR THE PROJECT.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 50, I486

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A $1 MILLION CONTRACT WAS AWARDED TO SHANGHAI BROTHERS’ CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION TO IMPROVE THE REPORT ROOM, CELLS, CID OFFICES, BARRACKS AND LAUNDRY.

WORK WILL START THIS WEEK AND TAKE ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS TO COMPLETE.

ANOTHER TWO CONTRACTS, TOTALLING ABOUT $1.4 MILLION, WERE AWARDED TO JARDINE ENGINEERING CORPORATION LIMITED AND EMPIRE ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED FOR THE AIR-CONDITIONING AND ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION.

THE POLICE STATION WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC WHILE RENOVATION WORK IS GOING ON.

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THERE ARE 38 WELFARE AGENCIES ENGAGING IN YOUTH WORK IN HONG KONG AND THEY OPERATE 170 CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES WITH SUBVENTION FROM THE GOVERNMENT THE DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS ANSON CHAN, SAID TODAY (TUESDAY).

SHE WAS OFFICIATING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SHAN KING CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE OPERATED BY THE HONG KONG-MACAU CONFERENCE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS IN TUEN MUN.

+THE PURPOSE OF SETTING UP CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES IS TO ENABLE YOUNG PEOPLE TO DEVELOP THEIR INTERESTS, CHARACTER AND POTENTIAL THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN GROUP RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ALSO TO WIDEN THEIR HORIZON AND ENHANCE THEIR SOCIALISATION SKILLS,* MRS CHAN SAID.

SHE NOTED THAT MORE THAN 900 YOUTH SOCIAL WORKERS WERE SERVING IN THESE CENTRES WHICH HAD ABOUT 150 000 MEMBERS.

THE SHAN KING CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRE, WHICH OPENED IN 1984, WAS ESTABLISHED WITH AN ALLOCATION OF $740 000 FROM THE GOVERNMENT LOTTERIES FUND AND HAS BEEN RECEIVING GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TOWARDS ITS RECURRENT EXPENSES SINCE OCTOBER LAST YEAR.

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SOUTHERN DB TO DISCUSS REDRESS DOCUMENT

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THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE CONSULTATIVE DOCUMENT ON REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES AT ITS MEETING ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2) AFTERNOON.

MEMBERS WILL ALSO LOOK INTO TWO HOUSING REPORTS, ONE ON DOMESTIC RENT POLICY REVIEW AND THE OTHER ON SUBSIDY TO TENANTS OF PUBLIC HOUSING.

ANOTHER ITEM OF CONCERN IS WATER POLLUTION IN THE DISTRICT. A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DEPARTMENT WILL BRIEF MEMBERS ON THE DEPARTMENT’S FUNCTIONS.

ALSO ATTENDING THE MEETING WILL BE THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY (CONSTITUTIONAL AND ELECTORAL AFFAIRS), MR G.F. WOODHEAD, AND THE PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OFFICER (LIQUID AND SOLID WASTE CONTROL), MR M.J. STOKOE.

AN ELECTED MEMBER, MR KEUNG YIN-MAN, WILL QUESTION MINOR BREACHES OF LICENSING CONDITIONS BY FISHING VESSEL OPERATORS, WHILE MISS YEUNG CHUI-CHUN WILL ASK ABOUT THE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLACES ALLOCATION SYSTEM.

OTHER ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE REPORTS OF THE MEETING OF THE DISTRICT BOARD’S FIVE COMMITTEES AND THE DISTRICT’S SIX AREA COMMITTEES.

IN AN EFFORT TO PROMOTE CIVIC EDUCATION, THE DISTRICT BOARD HAS INVITED STUDENTS FROM THE DISTRICT’S SECONDARY SCHOOLS TO ATTEND THE MEETING AND WILL MOVE ITS MEETING VENUE TO THE SCHOOL HALL OF PUI TAK CANOSSIAN COLLEGE.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE MEETING ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2) AT 2.30 PM IN THE SCHOOL HALL OF PUI TAK CANOSSIAN COLLEGE, 200 PEEL RISE, ABERDEEN. ----------------------------o------

ROOFTOP ILLEGAL STRUCTURES TO GO

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IS TO APPLY TO VICTORIA DISTRICT CLOSURE ORDER TO BE MADE ON ILLEGAL

OF 317 QUEEN’S ROAD WEST, HONG KONG

THE BUILDING AUTHORITY COURT ON NOVEMBER 19 FOR A STRUCTURES ON THE MAIN ROOF

ISLAND.

NOTICES OF THE AUTHORITY’S INTENTION TO DO SO WERE POSTED ON CONSPICUOUS PARTS OF THE STRUCTURES TODAY (TUESDAY).

/THE CLOSURE .......

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THE CLOSURE IS REQUIRED SO THAT THE STRUCTURES CAN BE DEMOLISHED WITHOUT ENDANGERING OCCUPANTS OR THE PUBLIC.

DEMOLITION, WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY ORDERED BY THE BUILDINGS ORDINANCE OFFICE 18 MONTHS AGO, WILL BE CARRIED OUT AS SOON AS THE COURT ORDER IS ISSUED.

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SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO INCLUDE MORE ITEMS

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THE POST OFFICE ANNOUNCED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT WITH EFFECT FROM TOMORROW, SPEEDPOST SERVICE TO JAPAN, WHICH HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN RFSTRICTED TO BUSINESS PAPERS, WOULD BE EXTENDED TO INCLUDE MAGNETIC TAPES, MAGNETIC DISCS, MICROFILMS AND SAMPLES OF MERCHANDISE NOT EXCEEDING 100 000 YEN IN VALUE.

+THE SPEEDPOST SERVICE IS A FAST AND RELIABLE MEANS FOR FORWARDING BUSINESS DOCUMENTS, SAMPLES AND MERCHANDISE OVERSEAS,* A DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN SAID.

+A FREE PICK-UP SERVICE IS ALSO AVAILABLE,* HE SAID.

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

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FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING

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THE 1986-87 FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED AT A CEREMONY AT THE CHATER ROAD PEDESTRIAN PRECINCT IN CENTRAL ON SUNDAY (OCTOBER 5).

THE OCCASION WILL ALSO MARK THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN IN THE CENTRAL, WESTERN AND ISLANDS DISTRICT WITH A FAMILY CARNIVAL FEATURING THIS YEAR’S THEME OF +HONOUR YOUR PARENTS*.

OFFICIATING AT THE CEREMONY WILL BE THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL WELFARE, MRS EVELYN DOE, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE DISTRICT BOARD AND OTHER SPONSORING ORGANISATIONS OF THE CAMPAIGN.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

YOU ARE INVITED TO COVER THE FUNCTION WHICH STARTS AT 2.33 PM.

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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR CHILDREN’S SINGING CONTEST

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CHILDREN LIVING OR STUDYING IN SAI KUNG, HANG HAU OR RENNIE’S MILL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT CHILDREN SINGING CONTEST.

THE CONTEST IS JOINTLY ORGANISED BY THE SAI KUNG CHILDREN’S CHnIR ASSOCIATION, THE DISTRICT OFFICE AND THE MUSIC OFFICE WI TH SPONSORSHIP FROM THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT BOARD.

THE CONTEST IS AIMED AT DEVELOPING CHILDREN’S POTENTIAL II SINGING AND CULTIVA"ING THEIR INTEREST IN MUSIC.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE BETWEEN SIX AND 15 YEARS OLD. THEY CAN TAKE PART IN EITHER SOLO SINGING OR GROUP SINGING.

THE FIRST CONTEST WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 11 AND THE FINALS aILL BE HELD ON NOVI MBER 1 AT THE SAI KUNG TOWN HALL.

APPLICATION FOFMS ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT AND THE SAI KUNG DISTRICT OFFICE. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS OCTOBER 6.

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COURSE ON BANKING PRACTICES OFFERED

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THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL’S BANKING INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD HAS INVITED THE HONG KONG MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION TO CONDUCT A COURSE IN +CREDIT ANALYSIS AND BANKING LENDING PRACTICES+ NEXT MONTH.

THIS IS AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE FOR BANKING EMPLOYEES WHO WISH TO LEARN THE TECHNIQUES IN INTERPRETING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AS WELL AS TO HAVE COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW A BANK UNDERTAKES COMMERCIAL LENDING AND HOW IT DETERMINES CREDIT RISK.

PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND 10 EVENING LECTURES ON 'WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM OCTOBER 29 TO NOVEMBER 28 AT THE W. HAKING MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, 14TH FLOOR, FAIRMONT HOUSE, 8 COTTON TREE DRIVE, CENTRAL.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON OCTOBER 10. THE COURSE FEE IS 15500, AND QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REFUNDED HALF THE FEE BY THE COUNCIL ON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE. [

FURTHER DETAILS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE BANKING TRAINING BOARD, MR S.M. WOO, ON 5-8932341 EXT. 255.

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HUNG HOM TRAFFIC CHANGES FOR * * * *

RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT * *

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN HUNG HOM FROM 10 AM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2) IN CONNECTION WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF CHATHAM ROAD NORTH BETWEEN PAK KUNG STREET AND CHI KIANG STREET.

WITH THE COMPLETION OF STAGE II OF THE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT, WpSTcRN CARRIAGEWAY OF CHATHAM ROAD NORTH FROM PAK KUNG STREET TO'CHI KIANG STREET WILL BE REOPENED TO TRAFFIC.

SHANSI STREET AND KIANG HSI STREET WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY EASTBOUND. ANHUI STREET WILL BE REROUTED ONE-WAY WESTBOUND, WHILE KO SHAN ROAD WILL BE REROUTED FROM ONE-WAY NORTHBOUND TO TWO-WAY TRAFFIC.

KMB ROUTES 5, 5A, 11, 14, 26 AND 28 ; CROSS-HARBOUR TUNNEL ROUTES 101 108 111 AND 116; AND GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 7 WILL BE REDIVERTED TO THE WESTERN CARRIAGEWAY OF CHATHAM ROAD NORTH BETWEEN PAK KUNG STREET AND CHI KIANG STREET.

KMB ROUTES 2K, 13A, 15, 75X, 85 AND 85B IN SAN LAU STREET WILL BE DIVERTED BACK TO THE WESTERN CARRIAGEWAY OF CHATHAM ROAD NORTH BETWEEN SAN LAU STREET AND CHI KIANG STREET.

THE EXISTING 7 AM TO 7 PM DAILY RESTRICTED ZONE IN CHI KIANG STREET BETWEEN KO SHAN ROAD AND MA TAU WAI ROAD WILL BE LIFTED.

MEANWHILE, A SERIES OF ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS TO TIE IN WITH THE START OF STAGE I I I OF THE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

PAK KUNG STREET AT ITS WESTERN JUNCTION WITH CHATHAM ROAD NORTH AND CHI KIANG STREET AT ITS WESTERN JUNCTION WITH MA TAU WAI ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC.

PAK KUNG STREET BETWEEN KO SHAN ROAD AND CHATHAM ROAD NORTH WILL BE CONVERTED TO A TWO-WAY CUL-DE-SAC WITH ACCESS ONLY FROM KO SHAN ROAD OR SHUN YUNG STREET. CHI KIANG STREET BETWEEN KO SHAN ROAD AND MA TAU WAI ROAD WILL BE CONVERTED TO A TWO-WAY CUL-DE-SAC WITH ACCESS ONLY FROM KO SHAN ROAD OR KAU PUI LUNG ROAD.

NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC IN CHATHAM ROAD NORTH HEADING FOR PAK KUNG STREET WILL BE DIVERTED TO CHATHAM ROAD NORTH, SAN LAU STREET AND KO SHAN ROAD.

NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC IN CHATHAM ROAD NORTH HEADING FOR CHI KIANG STREET WEST OF MA TAU WAI ROAD WILL BE DIVERTED TO CHATHAM ROAD NORTH, ANHUI STREET AND KO SHAN ROAD; OR TO CHATHAM ROAD NORTH, MA TAU WAI ROAD, KIANG SU STREET AND KAU PUI LUNG ROAD.

GREEN MINIBUS ROUTE 27M TRAVELLING IN SHUN YUNG STREET WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE VIA CHI KIANG STREET AND KO SHAN ROAD ON JOURNEYS TO KAU PUI LUNG ROAD.

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ROAD SECTIONS CLOSED IN MONG KOK

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A NUMBER OF ROAD SECTIONS IN MONG KOK WILL BE CLOSED FROM MIDNIGHT TO 6 AM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN ELEVATED WALKWAY AT THE JUNCTION OF BUTE STREET AND SAI YEE STREET.

THESE ARE SAI YEE STREET BETWEEN PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST AND BUTE STREET, BUTE STREET TO THE EAST OF SAI YEE STREET AND LUEN WAN STREET AT ITS JUNCTION WITH ARGYLE STREET.

DURING THE CLOSURE, TRAFFIC ON PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST 'WESTBOUND HEADING FOR SAI YEE STREET SOUTHBOUND WILL BE DIVERTED TO SAI YEUNG CHOI STREET. uivcwitu

TRAFFIC ON SAI YEE STREET NORTHBOUND HEADING FOR PRINCE EDWARD ROAD WEST WILL BE DIVERTED TO BUTE STREET WESTBOUND WHILE VEHICLES ON ARGYLE STREET OR YIM PO FONG STREET HEADING FOR LUEN WAN STREET SHOULD PROCEED VIA ARGYLE STREET AND NATHAN ROAD.

MEANWHILE, NORMAL BUS SERVICES IN LUEN WAN STREET DURING THE PERIOD OF ROAD CLOSURE WILL BE MAINTAINED.

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TO KWA WAN WATER CUT

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FRESH WATER SUPPLY TO CERTAIN PREMISES IN TO KWA WAN WILL BE TURNED OFF FROM 10 PM ON THURSDAY (OCTOBER 2) TO 6 AM THE FOLLOWING DAY FOR REPAIR WORK.

THE AFFECTED PREMISES ARE MA TAU WAI ESTATE, MA TAU WAI PLAYGROUND, NOTRE DAME COLLEGE, MA TAU CHUNG AMBULANCE “a ?Iu chwg roId? T,K STREET’ 2-44 "4 T4U K0K 80411 4ND 51‘77

™ ,z.,0N THE SAME DAY» SALT WATER SUPPLY TO SOME PREMISES IN FORKMAiMeNwnoL’L BE SUSPENDED FR0M 10 PM TO 10 AM THE NEXT DAY bUK MAINS WORK.

MA tahHua^F»a^IED PREM,SES ARE BOUNDED BY MA TAU CHUNG ROAD, MA tah WAI f2tatcSH NG TAK STREET AND Fu NINe STREET, INCLUDING HM I AU WAI t q I A *

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1986

ROYAL SOUVENIR PROGRAMME GOES ON SALE * * X X *

A FULL-COLOUR SOUVENIR PROGRAMME FOR THE VISIT BY THE QUEEN AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH WILL BE ON SALE FROM TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY).

THE 32-PAGE BILINGUAL BOOKLET CARRIES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY OF THE QUEEN AND PRINCE PHILIP WHILE THEY ARE IN HONG KONG FROM OCTOBER 21 TO 23. IT GIVES TIMES AND DETAILS OF THEIR APPEARANCES AT PUBLIC FUNCTIONS ON HONG KONG ISLAND, KOWLOON AND THE NEW TERRITORIES.

THE SOUVENIR PROGRAMME IS ILLUSTRATED WITH MANY FULL-COLOUR PICTURES OF THE QUEEN TAKEN DURING HER LAST VISIT TO THE TERRITORY AND ON STATE AND INFORMAL OCCASIONS IN BRITAIN. IT ALSO HAS PICTURES OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY INCLUDING PRINCE CHARLES, PRINCESS DIANA AND OF THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK TAKEN AT THEIR WEDDING IN JULY.

THE BOOKLET OPENS WITH AN ARTICLE ON THE CHANGES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN HONG KONG SINCE THE QUEEN’S LAST VISIT IN 1975. IT ALSO INCLUDES BIOGRAPHIES OF HER MAJESTY, HER ROYAL HIGHNESS AND MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY.

THE BOOKLET, PRODUCED BY THE GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES AND PRINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT PRINTER, WILL BE ON SALE AT $8 A COPY AT THE GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS CENTRE, GPO BUILDING, CONNAUGHT PLACE, CENTRAL- MTR STATIONS AT TSIM SHA TSUI, ADMIRALTY AND CENTRAL- ALL DISTRICT OFFICES AND AT LEADING BOOKSTORES.